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NINTH YEAR, NO. 91. DUD MURDERER’S FRCE REVEALS HIS HOURS OF AGONY \ FIATUREB OF REV. J. H. CAR MICHAEL 80 DISTORTED AS TO BE SCARCELY RECOGNIZABLE— BODY ARRIVES IN DETROIT. Quietly, with us little circumstance as possible, the body of the Kev. John H. Carmichael. slayer of Gideon Browning, will be burled in Romulus. Friday morning. Beside the of the family, as many of the Metho dist ministers of Detroit as can will go to the little town out In the coun try, where Carmichael was once an honored pastor, to take part in the ' last sad services. The body arrived In Detroit at 6:46 Thursday morning and was taken at once to the undertaking rooms of C. E. \ Bird ft Cos., Grand River and Bagley f uves., where Carmichael's son. Porter Carmichael, has .been employed. In addition to a brother. M. H. Carmlch i Lai of. Wellaburg. W. Va.. and the Rev. ti W. Baldwin, who was formerly if arßilchael's presiding elder, there Imaoonly oue acquaintance of the death LU at the railway station when the l |Zy arrived. This was a Mrs. Crory. ottbly, a former parishioner. ■here was no curious crowd at the uflertaklug rooms, three or four men stßidlng Idly at the corner being the uA ones to witness the bringing in ofKhe casket. During the morning a number of people, probably 75 In all. call'd with a request that they be pe Knitted to see the body but their otiosity wasn't gratified. When the cover was removed from thAcoffin, a great change was notlce uhll from the appeartance of the mln lstew as It had been up to ten days ugol The marks of mental torture — periaps of Insanity, perhaps of re morwe—were visible In every linea ment of the dead face. It Is as if pain had (remodeled the fuce. Despite the rest land pallor of death, there Is a shadow of agony in the drawn cheeks and brows and in the lines about the nose land mouth. Thi* face is smoothly shaven now •nd merciful cloth hides the neck wherd the tormented fugitive thrust Gideon Brownings knife to let out his life-blood. The brother, W. M. Carmichael, is much like the minister In height and build, but his face is different in shape and expression. He Is nearly 70 years old and was* greatly shaken by the tragedy. Seeing his brother (OaatlasH oa Past Mlaa.) 'WARRANT FOR TEfICHER_REFUSED John Mcllvenna. No. 219 Congresa- Bt. east, applied to Justice Jewries, Thhisday, for a warrant against Mar garet Lenaghan. principal of the B«r --stow school, Larned-st., near Riopelle, c harging her with assault and b ittery. Mr. Mcllvenna alleged that his 13-year old daughter, Sarah, was so severely punished by Miss Lenaghan, Tuesday, taht she has been confined to the house ever since. The child is now under suspension from the school for alleged insubordination. Justice Jeffries declined to Issue a warrant. ‘T did not inflict corporal punish ment on the child at all,” says Miss Lenaghan. “She is under suspension for insubordination.” SERViIiNC TO ABDICATE? S _________ BELGRADE, Jan. 14.—An Insistent rumor that King Peter is making ready tor immediate abdication in favor of Crown Prince George is in circulation. Some reports say it will occur within 24 hours. Verification is impossible. LICHTENSTEIN GIVEN MAGGINI VIOLIN Edmond Lichtenstein, Detroit’s well known violinist and director of the Detroit string quartet, has been made the recipient of a very valuable Mag glnl violin and will use it for the first time in public at the next concerts of the quartet. Jan. 20 and 21. in Temple Beth El. The Instrument was offered Mr. Lichtenstein by a well known pri vate citixen of Detroit much interested in musical matters and especially In the success of the new organization, the Detroit string quartet, for use in the concerts of that organiiatlon. “The violin is of exquisite tone and I feel honored to have even temporary <uetody and use of such a beautifu) In stmment," said Director Lichtenstein. 1 /The maker. Maggint, lived in Brescia, Italy, fro ml 690 to 1640, and he is as famous as Stradlvarlous or Guarnerl or . Amatl and very few of his instru , ments are known to exist.’ 1 Mr. IJchtenstein had the misfortune to lose a valuable Amatl given to him | by Ovide Musln. the instrument having hewn stolen from his apartments In the Grand hotel in Venice while the young violinist was concerting in that city several years ago. AUTO BUMPS INTO ELECTRIC LIGHT TOWER A tester for the Everett-Metzger- Flanders Cos., whose name the police did not learn, ran his machine Into an electric light tower in trying to dodge a car at Forest-ave. and Brush st., Wednesday afternoon. The machine was badly damaged, but the tester es caped unhurt. 0% tiro ft DECISION GURUS POWER OF PARK DEPARTMENT HASN’T RIGHT TO GRANT EXCLU SIVE PRIVILEGES, CORPORA TION COUNBEL’B OFFICE RULES —HURLBUT SURPRISED. A grave question as to the power* of the park commissioner has fteen raised by the action of one of the as sistants to the corporation counsel in returning without approval the con tract executed by Hark Coinmisslonei Hinchman. giving George Street, Jr„ the exclusive boating and canoe stor age privilege at Belle Isle for two yours, beginning April 1, 1909. The reason given is that the park depart ment has no right to grant cxc.ustve privileges. -II a about time that the corporrtlon counsel's office passed on that opin ion.” says Park Secretary Hurlbut. ‘T hi* decision is un entirely new one, however The conduct ia precisely similar tc> those for other privileges on Belle Isle, and is a duplicate, prac tically, of the old contract. "It would be Impossible for the city to ltd these concessions unless we gave exclusive privileges. No one would Invest SIO,OOO In boats and equipment unless he had an assurance of exclusive rights. This does not pre vent any one who wishes to from using the canals of the island. Neither does this contract affect the boat club and yacht club, as they are not on Belle Isle and dc not tet their boats and canoes lor hire." It has always been supposed that the park department had the right to grant exclusive privileges. WARRANT FOR PBNTGHARTRAIN GUESTS PROPRIETORS CHARGE THAT PAIR OF PROMOTERS TRIED TO BeFRAUD THEM PROSECU TION IN NATURE OF TEST CAS* ( ■ After living in TrtUe lb the Hotel Pontchartrilh for xevetnl weeks, partaking -freely Af the best in the house in the way of wlues and delica cies. William Floe kart and R. B. Moody, promoters, now face a charge of defrauding the management out of board bills of $lO2 and sllO respec tively. Justice Jeffries issued the war rants Thursday noon on the complaint of William J. Chittenden, Jr., one of the managers. The cases will be In the nature ot a test. Justice Jeffries was doubtful whether the circumstances were such as to come within the statute under which the prosecution Is brought, as the defendants have paid between S3OO and S4OO to the hotel management since their arrival there, the sums mentioned In the warrants represent ing the amounts now due from each, for which demand was made Saturday. The question arises whether, In view of the former payments, the hotel company did not extend credit to its guests, in which case there was no violation of the law. This Is the ques tion that Is to be threshed out and it was for this purpose, largely, that Justice Jeffries consented to Issue the warrants. A similar case presented Itself some weeks ago, and In that In stance the defendant was discharged. There is more likelihood of an appeal In the present instance. Both Flock art and Moody were still at the hotel. Thursday morning, though they had been ordered to leave by the manage ment. Mr. Chittenden says. Mr. Chittenden admitted that oue of the men had offered to settle If given time, explaining that he expected to swing a SIOO,OOO deal very shortly. HEALY WOULD SETTLE CLAIM FOR SEWER A bitter fight that raged In several meetings of the old council is brought up again by the offer recently made by John T. Healy to settle his claim against the city for a sewer built In old Falrvlew. Healy contested the measurements of City Engineer Mc- Cormick and claimed that about $«.- 000 was due him. The council com mittee recommended that he be allow ed $5,500 for his work, and In this form the report passed the council. Mayor Thompson interposed a veto, giving as his reason that the cost had not been apportioned between theciiy and the village of Grosse Pointe park. Now Healy has offered to accept Mc- Cormick’s measurements and settle for $4,872. ADMIRAL EVANS TO LECTURE HERE The Arabw Patrol of Moslem tem ple, Noble* of the Mystic Shrine, has Just closed arrangements for a lecture Feb. 3. in the Light Guard armory, by Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans. The subject on which "Fighting Bob" will speak will be "From Hampton Roads to San Francisco In Command of the Atlantic Fleet.” To Open Brick Bids Friday. Bids on the 10 or 12 millions of pav Ing brick to be used by the city during the coming year will be opened by | Commissioner Usurer of the depart ment of public works Friday morning. Jjist season the bids were the subject of a long squabble, and contrac ts were finally let to seven companies. It I* expected that about as many com panies will furnish the brick this year, land more bidders are expected. MOVING PICTURES INCITE ROYS TO ' CRIME FAIR WHO ROBBED LAUNDRY AND WROTE MANAGER “BLACK “HAND NOTE GOT “INSPIRATION” IN CHEAP THEATER, THEY SAY. "It was them movin’ pictures that made us do It,” said 14-year-old Fred Simmons In police headquarters, Thursday morning. In telling how he, In company with an older boy, Arthur Marschand, aged 18, of No. 149 Green wood-ave., came to enter the Banner | Laundry Co.'s branch office at No. 1 71 Michlgan-ave. a few nights ago and make away with a coin more than 2.000 years old and valued at S2OO. "We w-ere to a show Just across the street,” Fred recounted. "One of the pictures was called ’The Death Inn, or the Unsuccessful Burglars.’ It showed some place In England, an’ there were daggers and blood and fights with the police an’ a lot of other stufT like that After the show wo thought It would be fun to try some thin’ like that, an’ we were Just walkin’ along the avenue when we no ticed the parcel slot In the door of the luundry office. Art. he grabbed my cap and threw It In the parcel slot. I reached through to get It an’ he said as long as I was In I might as well go the rest o’ the way. With that he gave me a shove and In I went, Then I helped pull him through. "We were slttln’ by the manager's desk when a copper came along and tried the door. We saw him peek through the window, but he didn’t see us. After he had gone we began to look around and all we could find was that coin In a frame, so we took It along. Marschand acquiesced in the younger boy’s taJe. The robbery of the laundry office was the beginning of a series of petty crimes which the boys now own up to. One of them was the theft of 12 boxes of Christmas cigars from a store at No. 145 Grand Rlver-ave. They also confess to robbing a peanut stand at Woodward-ave. afid I*arned-st. Thev were arrested Wednesday night on sus picion of being connected with the lar ceny of shoes from the Light Guard armory, but this they deny. When they were brought in by De tectives Parker and Allen, E. S. Bacon, manager of the laundry, was Just re porting the receipt of a "Black Hand" MEtf# TiUmg how he could get the stolen coin back by putting up VlO hones.” The latter waa decorated with daggers and other emblems calculated to lnßpftP»>fear. and Mr. Bacon admits that he was somewhat perturbed on account of It. When questioned, the boys admitted writing the letter as well as others of similar purport found In their posses sion The coin, they said, was at the home of one of the pair and it will be returned to Mr. Bacon. The boys explained that they learned that the coin was valuable through the papers, and It was then j that they conceived the Idea of writing a letter to the manager. Toung Simmons’ home Is at No. 2603 Oratlot-ave. His father Is a trav eling salesman for a St. Ixjuls concern and the family expects to move there In two weeks. Both are held pending further Investigation, and Chief of De tectives McDonnell says the older boy will be prosecuted. Simmons Is too young to be tried In the criminal courts, and whether he will be turned over to the Juvenile court has not been determined. WIFE lEFfIM; ENDS HIS LIFE SAITLT STE. MARIE. Mich., Jan. 14. —Despondent because of family troubles, his wife having left him sev eral weeks ago, James Nelson, a farmer, 45 years old, hung himself on the veranda at the home of Samuel Peffer, a neighbor, six miles from Rud yard, this county, last night. It Is ! believed he was Insane. I YOUTH OF 18 WANTS MARRIAGE ANNULED ( Eddie Lachance, a youth of 18, filed 0 bill In the circuit court, Thursday J morning, in whloh he asks for an an nulment of his marriage to Mrs. Anna Brown. The ceremony was performed Nov. 16, 19U8, after repeated solicita tion on the part of Mrs. Brown, so La chance alleges, assisted by her sister, Mrs. Mary Voakes. of Maidstone, Ont., | who supplied the funds. alleges that his wife de serted him tjiree days after his mar |rlage. He claims that because of his ; mental incapacity he did not realise the seriousness of the step he was taking, and asks the court for an an nulment. i; THE WEATHER. Detroit nnd vlefaltyi Thursday alghl and Friday, i-kudy with saowi maeh ,-older with cold «*a«ej fresh ta atroag meaterly nlad». loner Mlchlsaai la*w toalght aad Friday| cold w*v*| triad* shiftla« to hl«h aorlhurcat. not RI.Y Tr.m’KH 4T( HKS. Sa. m . 26 10 a. 30 7am 26 It a. m gj Ma. m 2* IS a ooa 33 0 a. m 20 1 p. m 33 tine year a«» today 1 Matlmaa tem perature, Slf minimum, ift| aaeaa. 2St cloudy. tai rone at SiBN a. ia., aad •*«« at 4:25 a. n., e Alenaader. I mbrella*. M Naarm. Vtanlaaas-llhe Krlattay. No fuss and no fenthere. Tha plain, naat kind, that . looka right. Ttmen Prlatlag Ca„ 16 | John R-st. Phona 14**. THURSDAY, JANUARY 14. 1909. PRESIDENT AIDED MERGER TO STOP MONEY CRISIS .. 1 1 a READ HIS DUTY CLEAR AND KNEW FOES WOULD IMPUGN MOTIVE IN TENNESSEE COAL . AND IRON DEAL. WASHINGTON, Jan. 14— President Roosevelt permitted tne aosorpuon of the Tennessee Coal ft iron Cos. to pre vent a financial catastrophe, says Ray mond. in a dispatch to the Chicago Tribune. Before entering upon the transaction the president predicted to those who were concerned exactly what has happened. Nevertheless, he went Into the affair with his eyes open to the fact that there would be future criticism. During the first week of November, 1907, the country was In the midst of a financial panic which threatened to sweep everything before it. Strong banks had gone to the wall and others were tottering. Men who had had the reputation of financial wizards, like Helnze and Morse, dragged down stronger men with them. Capital took alarm and money could not be had at any price. The banks of the country practically suspended specie pay ments and resorted to the use of clear ing bouse certificates and similar de vices to take the place of cash. one knew where the thing would stop 1 or how many good men and banks would be involved in the crash. In the emergency the government did everything It could to restore con fidence and to increase the supply of money. -The treasury balance was de pleted to the last degree of safety so that money might be deposited In banks to relieve this strain. Certifi cates of Indebtedness and bonds were hurriedly put out to provide more funds. There was not a public spirited citi zen in the United States who did not desire the government to go to the limit of its authority to put a stop to the panic. The big men of Wall-st. did their part, and bankers and finan ciers In New York, Chicago, Philadel phia. San Francisco, and every other financial center were In hourly consul tation, day and night, to do what they could to stem the tide. Funds Tied Up In Becurlti«s. Just when things were at their worst and wheu it seemed that two or three more big failures would put an end to all hope of restoring normal conditions it was discovered that a group of bankers and financiers rep resented by ibe Trust Company of America, had tied up a large share of UmUt funds in the aeooritlee of the Tennessee Coal ft Tron company, rep resenting a majority Interest In that concern. The transaction was an entirely le gitimate one under normal conditions. The trouble was that depositors could not be paid In steel stock. They had to have money. This group of banks. In no way connected with the United States Steel company, had advanced money on these securities, and, of course, could not get their money back. UnleSß a purchaser could be found for the Tennessee steel stock these banks would become insolvent. There was Just one concern In the United States which had the cash on hand to make that Hue of business, so that the transaction would be a natural one. That was the United States Steel cor poration. The big men of Wall-st. figured out that If the big steel trust could be induced to purchase the securities of the little steel trust it would release enough money to save these banks from failure, would protect their de positors, and would, above all, prevent anew catastrophe, the dire results of which no man cared to contemplate. Asa matter of course the steel trust officials were averse to the transac tion. Like most prudent business men they believed every cent of available cash capital should be held as such. There was not then In the country, probably, any big corporation which would of its own motion have select ed that time In which to have put out millions of Its cash resources for the purpose of wiping out a rival. Frick Sees President. The emergency, however, was a great one and the steel magnates fin ally agreed that they would come to the rescue of the street and buy the Tennessee securities for cash for the sole purpose of protecting the banks, provided only there was no danger of prosecution for a violation of the fed eral antitrust law. They were will ing to risk their money but they would not take chances on Imprisonment, I and they frankly said so to friendly ! bankers who were Imploring them to save the country from an additional financial crash. It was in this emergency that E. H. Gal'} and H. C. Frick, representing the steel trust, called at the White House on Nov. 4, 1907. They told President Roosevelt, the facts, which were that they did not want to make the purchase either at that or any other time, but that there were certain banks which would surely fall unless the transaction were put through. They came to ask the president to se cure for them an Immediate opinion as to whether their action would be a violation of law. If that opinion were adverse they would drop the matter at once, and If It were favorable they would open their vault doors and pour their millions into the street to stop 1 the panic. President Roosevelt acted with his [characteristic promptness He called up the attorney general and secured from him, by word of mouth, an opin ion to the effect that there was no ap parent reason, under the law. why the United States Steel corporation could not acquire the securities of the Ten j nessee Ooal ft Iron company. Bamboo treea do not blosom until they attain their thirtieth year They 1 then produce seed-profusely and die. RnalnMl-llkr Prl*(l*|. So full and no f*«th*ra Th* plain, neat kind, that looks right. Tla*ea PH*llu r«*_ If John R-st. Phono 1466. GIFTS AT WEDDING OF MISS BEATRICE MILLS ARE VALUED AT OVER $2,000,000 /AflHHßnp P Tfc&s, 4 .^■■KEk*<&P ? k I fg>ay / On ■ I Jr* v lr^^HHvH|^HppppP l*|g™ t /iH r- ;>v .oVMtf. •- MW< - ! S\| V- * ' v ' Jj/jj/M l\%wlfcw3R?l»^) Tbl* U a picture of Mlm Beatrice M IIIn, dmiglitrr of U. Ogdfß Mill-, the multi-millionaire of »« York. M l»» MUI* wnn married to thr carl of (•rauard. Thr ceremony uh« the moat clMborntc evrr wltDraard on PI ft h-a vc. EVIDENCE PILES UP AGAINST WILLIAMS NEGRO SUSPECT'S SHOES FIT INTO TRACKS AROUND SAMP SON HOME —HUMAN BLOOD FOUND ON HAMMER. Patrolman George Behoof, of Hunt station, gave testimony against James Williams, alias Walter Hall, the Negro charged with burglar izing the residence of Gilbert Samp son and assaulting members of the household, in Judge Connolly's court, Thur*day morning. He told of finding plates on the heels of Williams' shoes and of fitting them Into the tracks around the Sampson home the morn ing after the burglary and assault. They tallied perfectly, and a fact that made the evidence all the stronger was that the heel plates were on the inside edge of the heel rather than on th outer edge, where they are placed customarily. Max Simon, a boarder In the home and a brother of Mrs. Sampson, pre ceded Schoof on the stand and Identi fied Williams as the man who attack ed him. He repeated his story sub stantially as reported at the time of the assault. County Chemist John K. Clark tea titled positively that human blood was found on the hammer taken from Williams at the time of his arrest. He had subjected the status on the ham mer head to four tests, which he de scribed as the microscopic, the spec troscopic. the chemical and the serol ogical. Each of these showed the same result. OIL TRUST IS GIVEN RESPITE JEFFERSON CITY. Mo, Jan. 14 The Waters-Pierce Oil company has been given until F v eb. 16 to file Its statement and show the supreme court that It has withdrawn from a combin ation with the Standard OH company or any other company. The supreme court today made an order extending the time to file this statement from Jan. 15 to Feb. 15. this was (lone on the application of the respondent. The company has tint 11 March 1 to pay Its fine of $60.- 1000. HUBBY A BOOZER; WIFE GETS DIVORCE I ! Mrs. Millie Strong, a dashing mil ; liner fron. a Gratlot-ave. store, was granted a divorce by Judge Murphy, Thursday morning, after she testified | to the drinking habits of her husband. Victor, now hii employe of the D. U. K They were married in 1898, and have lived In Ann Arbor and Cadil lac. They separated In Ann Arbor on Labor day, 1906, when Victor came home dnink, the wife says, and beat her severely. For that he was arrest ed and fined. Mrs. Strong said he sel dom drew a sober breath, and nev er supported her properly, as his wag»*s were nearly always garnisheed for whisky bills. The husband filed a cross-bill In the lease, hut withdrew It some months ago In his bill he made serious charges against his wife, but theic . she denied Indignantly. "You can never tell what a drunk en man Is going to say about you," she said. Mrs. Strong, who now lives with her parents at No. 148 Canton-nvr*., i will be allowed to resume her maiden | name, and her husband will by re [strained from marrying for two year*. MISS MILLS IDS, EARL OF CRANARD IN NEIAMfORK PRESENTS TO BRIDE FROM HUS BAND INCLUDE LARGE NUMBER OF DIAMONDS—COUPLE WILL LIVE IN LONDON. NEW Jan. 14—In the pres ence of America's aristocracy and sur rounded by magnificent gifts, valued at more than $2,000,000 the elaborate marriage ceremony uniting Miss Bea trice Mills ana the earl of (Jrunard was solemnized this afternoon. The plnns for the function today call ed for lavishness rivaling the nuptials of a king. Indeed, the splendor of the ceremony has never been surpassed In America and has rarely been equal ed upon the continent. The entire residence of the I). Ogden Millses has been In the hands of the decorators for several days. The walls and celling of the bull room on the third floor were hung with white bride's roses Interspersed with orchids. Smllax was draped in grace ful folds uround the panels of mirrors in the walls. A temporary altar of easter lilies was erect«»d at the north end of the room where an Immense wedding bell of the same flowers hung from the ceiling. A long line of electric cabs edged their way over the slippery asphalt or Fifth-ave. before the ceremony. Miss Mills entered the ballroom on the arm of her father, wearing a gown of white satin cut in a severe diree toire style, while a hidden orchestra softly played the wedding march from Lohengrin. A complete choir sang. "O, Perfect Love” during the cere mony. $ Four little girls acted as attendants. They were the daughters' of Moses Taylor, Courtlandt, Field Bishop, Clur ettce 11. Mackay and John Jacob As toV. They carried baskets of pink roses with which they strewed the puth of the bride. The Hon Donald Forbes, brother or the earl, acted as his best man. Among the gifts from the earl to his bride are a collar, tiara and cor sage ornaments of diamond, mude of rure and costly stones. , Another gift to the bride was a town house in London, where the couple will reside. They planned to depart this evening for the Mills summer house at Staatsburg, N. Y., where they will remain for a few days before go ing to Washington, I). C. Later they will reside in Berkley Square, London. DETROITERS TO ATTEND TARIFF CONVENTION Detroit will be represented In the national tariff commission convention, to be held Feb. 16, 17 and IS In In dianapolis. Mayor Breltmeyer will accede to the request of the comnier (ial bodies which are promoting the convention by appointing 20 detrolter? us delegates. These will pay their own expense**. The purpose of the convention, as Mated in the mil, Is to give* immedi ate* and adequate expression to the existing public demand for the crea tlon of a permanent, non-partisan, semljudiciul tariff commission, which shall collect, collate and study indus trial and commercial facts hearing upon the tariff question In this and other countries and impart this In formation for the benefit of congress and the executive. The Wholesalers' association of D* trolt has already taken a strong po rtion with regard to the tariff, and It will be strongly represented smong tho delegates to be chosen, ss will slso the board of commerce. The leading restaurant Dies* r«f* Stroll • famous tlohsmlsn Brer on tap. I lek Prlettea sons rlat.v Ti«**« ~rle*» Sea fe. Y 1 John ft..ft. Pheae 1 Oft LAST 'f*' EDITION ONE CENT 50 MILES Os NEW TRUCK NEEDED FOR VERNOR PLAN i i j PRINCIPAL FEATURE OF LATEST SOLUTION OF TRACTION PROS -1 LEM IS RE ROUTING OF LINE*— SOME CHANGES PROPOSStX In Introducing his model traction franchise, Aid. James Vernor, oL the Second ward, has stirred things up notably. Some of Mayor Breltmeyera friends are Inclined to think that Ver nor has been rather presumptuous In presenting an ordinance before the * committee of 50 has had a chance to gel at the facts as to operating cost of 'street railways. Vernor, however, intends to bring ; his ordinance before the Breltmeyer committee as a draft to work along i when It lias gained tl*e necessary in ' formation to work with It Is by no means anew Idea with him. as he out lined the plan, now put In concrete form, a year and a half ago. Its principal idea Is of a re-routing of the street railway lines so as to carry the passengers at the lowest cost. The course of Vernor’s work Is shown In seven large maps which hang in his Woodward ave. office. He first took the lines whose franchises have expired or will expire in 1909 and 191 st , and traced them upon a map. Then lie traced the lines the franchises of which expire In 1915, 1924 and othar years on another map, which proved conclusively that the D. U. R- sub urban cars could be brought Into the city only by roundabout lines after ths expiration of the main franchises. A third map shows the streets which I will be available for anew system [after June, 1910. A fourth map shows j the new trackage that would be 1 available for anew system after June, 1910. A fourth map shows the new trackage that would be necessary to make a working street railway system in opposition to the three-cent lines and stub-end lines which the D. U. R. would huve remaining. A fifth msp shows the ideul system in case the D. U. R. accept the franchise, another map the new trackage the D. U. R. would require and the last map is a combination to show the ideal system J with the old lines and new ones in different colors. To complete the ideal syßtera, re routed. the D. tl. R. would have to build about 50 miles of new trackage, but much of the material for this vi|au|i] come from abandoned lines. Thinks System Would Pay. There is no doubt In my mind but that this new system could be operated at a good profit at three-cent fares," says* Vefnor. "There would be a di vision of expenses so that the Detroit lines would pay only their propor tionate share of running the system. "If tho D. U. R. is not willing to accept such a franchise as this It would be for one of two reasons: Either they would not be satisfied with 7 far cent on the actual investment or I hey do not fear competition. As to the latter, I think that there are capitalists who would be willing to take up the proposition, possibly the same men who were behind the Peo ple's Hallway Cos. offer some time ago. if the 11. U. R. officials feel that they cannot run the lines according to this franchise, It would be up to them to suggest modifications as to rates of fare or as to routing. I would not expect all the lines of the ideal sys tem to be built at once." Vernor has a firm Idea that the In viting of competition to bid on the franchise would stir up the D. U. R. to act. inasmuch as this city is the center of the whole D. U. R system, and the Interurban and freight busi ness depends upon holding a strong I Continued wn !’•*** Right.) POWER INQUIRY ! FORMALLY BEGINS LANSING, Mich., Jan. 14—The bouse special committee started the work to Investigate the waterpower companies merger scheme this morn ing. Blanks will be prepared for each legislator to fill In. showing the amount of waterpower In his district. It is ex pected this will be accomplished to day. when a formal meeting will fol low on Friday and the Investigation will be pushed along rapidly. Dog Guards Babe That Had Been Left To Die In The Cold NRW YORK. Jan 14 - A little blue eyed baby boy, deserted . v his moth er, was found In the snow early to day. guarded by a dog Samuel Segal, of Brooklyn, wa* awakened by an unusual noise outside. Then there came the muffled barking of a dog, and when Segal appeared, he aaw the dog crouched betide a Uny bundle. ' ' Segal stopped over the bundle and. to his astonishment, heard the unmis takable cooing of a laughing baby. The child had been deaerted In the height of the storm and left to die In the cold. The baby was dressed In a blue and white cap of worsted and silk, a pin* and white dress of flannel and pink booties. Segal took the child to the police who sent the little fellow. In the care of Minnie V. Welch, the mat ron of the Überty-are. atatlon, to the home of Mrs. Hrlch the eltjr'a caretaker of homeleas children. Milk may be kept freah for a month by adding to It at a temperature of 114 K. 1.1 per cent by volume of a J | per cent solution of hydrogen peroxide.