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No Tainted Ads, NINTH YEAR. NO. 98- SENATORS CAUSTIC IN REFERRINC TO PRESIDENT SENATOR RAYNER SAYS AFRICAN TRIP WILL CONDUCE TO PEACE IN UNITED STATES—JURISTS * GET $2,000 BOOST. WASHINGTON, Jun. 22.—Senator Rayner, of Muryland. commenting on Ole presidents proponed African trip, in the senate, yesterday ufternoon. .aid it vsuk announced six weeks ago that a ' great faunal naturalist was i.'.out to proceed for a distant contin »at In seurch of animals which so far I avc never exicted in ull time, so far as 1 have been able to discover.” "I am not a game butcher, but 1 am u scut of ibUulugittL. und 1 know a white rhinoceros or an ourung otitung with u nost* three Inches long, mi far us n.y researches Into natural I I story ext* ml.” “The senator should take care about the statements he is making on nat ural history.” suggested Senator Bacon. "You may get into the Ananias club.” added Senatoi Bailey. "Well, I am an expert on this par ticular.” added the senator from .Maryland. "1 want to say it these animals do exist there Is no earthly » jttbt that they will be exterminated by this great faunal naturalist. I do i .it object to it because I think the donation of SJG.OUU by the Smithson ian institute to meet the expense < f thut expedition will be conducive to the peace and general welfare of the nation, temporarily, at least." Senator Bacon, a regent of the Smithsonian institution, explained mat that institution had not devoted a dollar to the proposed trip, but that tiie money hud been procured from pri vate sources. Bailey’* Stinging Remark. Senatoi Ruvner then spoke for in creased salaries for judges ol' the fed eral courts, the amendment under con- being to increase the com pensation of s-i district Judges from y O,OOO to fk.OUU. frt* declared that th,* federal judges would he better wliett their appointment is taken away from the president and insisted that under the constitution congress has a right io place it in the hands of the supreme court. Rayner declared that the president did not go to the leaders of the .bar oi to bar associations .to get snggea lions for the appolntmeht of judges. "No.” said Bailey 'he goes to thj corporations, as a rule, for recom mendations.” Tillman, in a reaping voice, sug gested that some of the judges were on the payrolls of corporations while they drew their salaries as Judges. Bailey said he was sure Tillman would wish to recalßbat charge. T Simply have the suspicion and l will not withdraw it," said Tillman. Bailey, disavowing any sympathy with the statement, said he hud no ticed that th** corporations for 20 years nad been extremely active in the ap pointment of federal judges. "If they are not on the payrolls, ’ ~atd Tillman, "they huve accepteJ > pedal coaches and gone about In my state. 1 had a good deal of ex perience with them in my state while 1 was governor " Rayner said he had noticed that Judges who had served corporations often go against those same corpora tions as soon as they get on th' 1 uench. ano declared that they showed a devotion to their duties which was not biased by any consideration. Would Like More Money. A lcng colloquy took place between Halley and Hayner as to whether judges should not fill their places for ihe honor rather than for the salary, i \cept that they should be enough to support themselves and lamllte* and to educate their ctatl d,en. Mr. Hailey inquired whether the senator from Maryland would not lather have the name of Jefferson with all his bankruptcy rather than 0 f tt Vanderbilt with a swollen pat rimony. The time was, said Bailey, when Americans looked forward to educat in* their sons and then with that education and a good name allow them to go out Into the w-orld and achieve success. Now, he said, the ideas of people had so changed that they looked forward to giving their boys a fortune and "the girls a dower which may attract a brainless crown ed head ot a nobleman from the other >ide." He said the Increase proposed for these Judges was only In line with the extravagance of the times. "I like the honor of my ancestors, said Hayner, "but I like them to leave me some money also. I would like less honor and more money The action of the senate fixing the salary of federal circuit Judges at SIO,OOO was reconsidered and reduced to $9,000, w hlch represents an Increase of $2,000, the compensation of federal district Judges being Increased from $6,000 to SB,OOO. POINTS TO CHILD LABOR IN MICHIGAN FIELDS CHICAOO, Jan. 22. —General Secre tary Owen R. Ixtvejoy, of New Y'ork. speaking of the fifth annual national Child labor conference yesterday, said that It was not alone In enclosed places that children were overworked. In the berry fields of New Jersey, In the vegetable gardens of Delaware and Maryland, and In the sugar lw»et field* of Michigan. Nebraska and Colorado and In the tobacco fields of Connecti cut, Kentcky, Virginia and Pennsyl vania. he declared, children were em ployed as much as 12 hour* a day. #•% Prlatlsi done rig', l Tlmr* rial* fa.. Ift John R -st Photo* 14*1 Alesaadsr, I mbrrlla*. M Moaro*. sThc Iteiroii OTimcs Consul Cheney Was Killed as He Slept ® ,1 ijf cli Tlm*n<- plioluitrnpbM »hu« Consul Cheney oml Vlr». ffceii«-y, who were killed In Ihe % uirrtenn eunwulnfe In W«-a»tun h> I lie eurthqunke. Tlielr l»odle»ha««- been reentered from the ruluw. Itolli ttere found In bed. shot* In* that they tt ere killed while they elept. KNOX AND ROOT j ARE SUMMONED I WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. —Subpeuas j have been served ou Secretary of State ! Elihu Root, Senator P. C. Knox, of i Pennsylvania, and Assistant Attorney ]General Charles W. Russell to appear today before ‘the federal grand jtitv now Investigating in this city the gov ernment's libel suit against New York and Indianapolis publishers. Secre tary Root will appear before the graud jury at noon, and Mr. Knox and Mr. ■ Russell will follow. trained Bloodhounds Secured by Binglu.m To Truck Criminals NEW YORK, Jan. 22. —Two trained bloodhounds have been secured by oi ch r of Police Commissioner Bingham to be used tn tracing criminals. Tin* dogs are the pick of the kennels of Mann lug Cleveland, a wealthy dog fancier at Poughkeepsie, who breeds jthem for a pastime. One of his blood hounds. Most, is as big as u man. j The dogs have been In the city for Several days, and are being kept in the ! city's kennels In the Bronx. Trained handlers are with them. It Is not safe to loosen the dogs; they are always handled in leash, by experienced men. j • The dogs were shipped secretly at ' night, as it was desired to try them I out with as little publicity as possible, i They have been worked out over the j roads and fields of Duchess county and are In the pink of condition. •Mr Cleveland has been breeding and ; walking bloodhounds for several yearr. He has paid large sums for trained dogs and firmly believes In their ablllt} to trace a man when put upor the trail at the right time. POLICEMAN QUITS AFTER 42 YEARS j NEW YORK. Jan. 22.—Chief Inspee i tor Moses \V. Cortright, "the honest : cop," has begun a vacation. Police j Commissioner Bingham announced, and no man in the police department I believes that Cortright will return to I active police duty. He Is 69 years old and has been a policeman for 42 years almost to the day, naving been appoint ■ ed to the i he will receive u pension of $2,500 a ! year—‘half pav," the commissioner , may be pleased to call It. BOOKS OF PRESIDENT ARE INVESTIGATED ■ 1 ■■ ■ "■ ST. JOHNS. Jan. 22. The account.! of A. C. Cameron, president and man ager of the Michigan Wagon and Im plement Cos., with offices and factory here, are being Investigated by the directors. A director says the books are In a badly mixed condition. Cam eron left for Chicago the first of the j week. He said he Intended visiting th Panama canal. The accounts of Emil J. Mueller, head bookkeeper, who accompanied Cameron, are also being looked Into. 9UPREME COURT CASES. LANSINO, Mich., Jarr 22 —The an ! promo court finished the rail of the day before noon and adjoined. The following rases were -submitted • Gerhard vs. Ford Motor Cos.; Rich ards vs Mlchlgnn Pressed Steel Cos.; I.nttinyvs estsie; Harris eg. How; 'Vchall vs. Aetna Indemnity Cos.; Anker vs. Bchrelb; Brown vs. Spiegel. Killackcy vs. Killackev; Granger vs. Darling, Heese vs l.nmore; Betting | house vb. Hettlnghouse ♦•state. I Call for FrWay: 67. 68. 98 PLANS PROMPT AID FOR ACCIDENT VICTIMS BOARD OF COMMERCE SEEKS IN STALLATION OF "FIRST AIDS” IN MANUFACTURING PLANTS, WITH AMBULANCES CLOSE BY. A movement has been inaugurated | by the Board of Commerce to por- j vide for more prompt aid to workmen j injured in factories. There are cer- 1 tain, no mutter what precautions be ■ taken, to be a large number of per-! sons hurl In the manufacturing plants every year, and the board advocates two methods of lessening the danger and pain attendant uppn tardy reliet for the injured. At present, it is generally necessary for the injured person to go unattend ed for a longer or shorter time until an ambulance can be brought to carry him to a hospital. Some time it is 1 more than an hour before an ambu-! lance can In* had. One of the recommendations of the i board, which will be worked out later. 1 1 is for the installation of first aid sup plies in manufacturing plunts and the! instruction of some of the employes in first aid work. , In addition to this, the Board of Commerce vvill suggest that four am- 1 hulances be located in police barns by | the city or in tire engine houses where ihej vvill be available to districts that) now lack prompt service of the kind.! These would probablj be automobile ; ambulances and the cost of mainte- 1 nance would be more than offset, It is believed by the relief they would , bring. The Board of Commerce also ad vises fhui there he legislation requir- ■ ing the registration of ull typhoid and i tuberculosis cases by the attending \ physicians so that measures may he taken to diminish danger of contagion. 1 KNOTTY POINTS IN GRADE SEPARATION CASES Four very important legal points are involved in the Junction ave. grade reparation < ases, now being argued in I the supreme court. Corporation Hally j appears lot the city, while one of his 1 assistants. Edmund Atkinson, is of ; counsel for the appellants, having argued the cases in the local court i prior to his appjolntment to his pres ent position. | Three appealing property-owners cktira greater damages than they were awarded ir. recorders court, their claims being: American Car & Foun dry Cos., $25,000; Union Transfer Cos , $12,000, and the George P. Schneider Cos.. SII,OOO These flruis claim dam ages for Interruption to business while the separation was In progress, and also claim damages for the extra | amount It will now cost them to handle freight. Hally contests both tbeso claims us unfair. On the city's side. Hally contends that abutting property-owners are en titled to no damages as the railroads have a right to raise or lower their ttacks on their own right of way as they deem best. He also argues that the fact that no grade line had ever been established for Leavltt-st. and Me- Gregor-st., at the point of intersection ! with Junction-ave., near the grade j crossing, deprives propertyowners on J those streets of the right to dam ages. The decisions on these points will have an Important bearing on future I grade separation cases. LINCOLN’S CENTENNIAL TO BE OBSERVED HERE Feb. 12, the centennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth, will be made a pub lic holiday throughout Michigan, In a'l pn.bubllliy. News to that effect is expected from Lansing. In any event, the day will be cele brated In Detroit with all the cere mony which it deserves. In a meet ing of the Board of Commerce and council committees, Thursday after noon. It was decided to have the schools closed and to organize a street parade In which military and fraternal organizailonf will take part. Secretary C. B. Sawyer, of the Board of Commerce, Is endeavoring to se (tire a speaker of national prominence to address a mass meeting lti the Light Guard armory on the afternoon of that day. A chorus of school children will furnish par* of the music fop the ex ercises. There will also be memorial exercises of a patriotic nature in the schools the afternoon of Feb. 11. Mayor Breltmcyer Is to Issue a pro clamation (Tiling the attention of the citizens to tne nature of the day and asking them to decorate their resi dences and places of business. RESCUER OF MISS ELLEN STONE IS DEAD 1 ROSWELL, N. M . Jan 22.—Selim Shakir, the guide who piloted a body 'of Turkish troops through the moun tains of Macedonia, to rescue Miss Ellen Stone, the American missionary, kidnaped by bHgands and held for i ransom, died 1r a hospital here yea Iterday of pneumonia. HUNDREDS REPORTED KILLED OR INJURED TANGIER, .Tan. 22—Hundreds of persons are reported killed or Injure 1 by a lan ’sM 1 ' -rd a se vere earth shock In the region e< of Tetusai. . ,»s hav° been destroyed A renrrniigrniaat of salaries of the rlrtk* In the naaeavora* nfflcr nml a Inn In that of the city treasurer Is now t>innn*'d In both tiffices the work j has increased greatly und this ln «• i »-/i bn* foTu.n i.fu.i certain of the clerks Increases In ealury for thHie Ia 111 be reeiimrm*nd<*d so that mi In crease In the salary estimates for 1 both offices may be anticipated. FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 1909. MORE THAN 200.000 EARTHQUAKE REFUGEES CRY FOR ASSISTANCE *-IT J. > '> Thin picture *hun« Injureil mmlwir« of th« recent enrthquakr awaiting triiiiwporlniluii ut III* >1 rant mi railway *tn- I Inn to hospital* In Home Mini n flier clllen. It l* enlliiillleil Hint more lli.'in ’JIIO.IHtO refngt-e* from Messina. Heggio, unit the other* plucea that were ilev uwtatetl l>> the earl hgtink «• cr»- in (nytirla, tiuil other eltlea of Southern Italy, appealing for nlil. The tuik of fiirlug for the»c v let Ini* Ik the moil stop* utlou* ever under taken. The relief luemure* an fur hnie been wholly Inmlf ((mite, hut the ufHclnla lire eutleav orlng to control the Mlluntlon. CARRIERS ELECT OLD OFEEGERS BODY NAMES LIVINGSTONE PRES IDENT. INSTEAD OF LEAVING SELECTION TO DIRECTORS. An unusual tiibute was jvaid to Pres ident Willium Livingstone, of the Lake Carriers' association, Thursday after noon, in re-electing him for another year of service. Ii is ihc custom of the assoi lution tor the* board of dire tors to choose all the officers. On this occasion, however, J. C. tivuns,.of UufTulo, rose before the di roctois hud retired for the election and moved that the directors ho in structed by the* association as u whol** to le-elect Mr. Livingstone. The mo tion went lit rough in a hurry and the president responded with a shor speech of thanks. There are no changes in the* of cer* for the year, although sonic changes were made in the directorate. The following will serve another term: J. H. Sheadle, vice president; Harvey D. Goulder, general counsel; George Marr, secretary ; George* P. McKay, treasurer; A. R Rutnsejr, shipmaster All these livu in Cleveland. Thomas Kennedy, of Buffalo, was made grain superintendent. New directors are; F. W. Gilchrist, Aieppa; J. S Ashley, Cleveland; K. T. Douglass, Buffalo; W H McGean, Cleveland. A commitu* of tie* Carriers w ill tak • up the ’iiaft* r of alleged overcharge!’, for coni us**d as fu**l by the associa tion's fi°ef An pppeal may be taken to the interstate commerce commis sion The local passengers’ line officials are discussing the mutual lnsuranco plan evolved by the freight carriers and will hold a meeting to consider It. They may put the proposition up to the Association of Passenger Llues of tin* Lakes. | Marshall Alan (lets Unique Neu spaper From Sunny Italy MARSHALL. Mich.. Jan. 22. —A copy of "Koma ” a daily paper published at Naples, dated Dee. 31. haa been re dived by Steven Trupluno In a letter ft uni C. C. Miller. It is the first news paper from any city In Italy to reach I Marshall since the ■appalling disaster of Christmas week. Mr. Truplano prizes the paper verv highly as it is the first one from his native land and printed In his own tongue which he has seen In a ntim , her of years He was much affc. te ! by th* harrowing accounts of tie- ter rible destruction wrought and of tie suffering and b<—**• of his countrymen. The paper*is a six page five column .affair and with the exception of the last page which Is devoted exclusively to advertising Is filled with dlspati te ! concerning the catastrophe The head lines nf the earthquake extend «■ ros ■ the top of the first page and read ' Ia dlstruxlor.e dl Me- ina e la devast, zlone della Calabria." Typographically the paper resemhl* * those printed in tnl. country r-nr ago. If you have n friend yon would li .e •to see win one of* the m,ignlfb<n T prlre.- in the Detroit Times flre..t Prize Voting Contest. c«-n ' :1.« n,i• In at once that th»* contestant mat cure the - prestige and Incrte-d chances of winning that goes writ ii , good start. WHERE LIFE IS WORTH LIVING ♦ 4 Holding that hot It luitl been itiilll' of Improper conduct, mid th.«i one wit* iim bad ua tlie other. Judge Murphy Thursday afternoon refused a decree 1 of divorce to both Cornelius \N caver 1 unci hla wife, Henrietta. Ur. >larr.» A. Oartleld. a »«■ «f ‘he martyred president, who was reeeut ly made president of Williams col lege, will be the guest of honor nt the annual dinner of the William* College Alumni ttssoelutiun in the Detroit club next Monday’ night. It Ik the barber*' turn to be "Jacked op,” now that the |» harm aclat a and i veterinarians have hail their Innings In the police court Hubert Met'oy, of the barbers' examining board of the state, swore <>ut a warrant, Thursday, charging Henry J. V\ iggh\ a Batea-st barber, with plying his trade without a cei titivate. Controller Uorritiii* I«hk been seareh luit the Ina to letiru where the city will get the money to pay for the hospital site In tin* real of t • race hospital, which was purchased In 1905. Thu* sit* cannot be paid for j out of the rbonds Issued for a «<>n | taglous dtseus* hospital, as that building will n<»w lie erected on tlie Hamilton boulevard site. Tt Is proba ble that tin amount needed to coin plete the Brush st purchase will he spread in the next year’s taxes. Citato hospital lias offered to put i dins* half the land mid the city may find a purchaser for the remainder. Corporation foiin**l llally has ren dered no opinion to lhe rtt'cct Ihitl n i li-\v cx tmin.ng lioitid must be select ed to t- si rt|>pllc;tnts for tit. positions ot a sl‘,..nt boiler Inspector*. The hoard appointed by Prof M K Coo i ley. of the t'nlverslty of Mtchlgiin. i- decided to have terminated its labors when It recommended the 1 Ctioli .• of a chief Inspector last spring. Hell red I'nt mlnum John I-". Webb died 'I hnrsdny nlgbl in hi* home. No, -3H Twentieth-*!., after a long Illness If*- Joined the force in IH7J and In his eurli'i days distinguished himself as a <h icetive under Capt K. I'. Culver, now in iliaty* of Trumbull station. Later he was assigned to duty In ; the recorder’! court, where he re in.lllH and ilitll 1 . til' and N oeii use for netlnn wH« Ihc verdict rendered h> it Jury In Judge Hurlin'* court, Thursday afternoon, In the ras« brought by Clarence t\ I'alvln | against I’liarbs Dndet. n saloonkeep er Calvin was shot through the lin'd band bv I Mobi .Jurlng a Raw In t!,.- Intt'i « saloon at Frankmi si m*l st Niibln nve. In March, l'"*7. The lure jo Id Droid was instill 'd In j th* -hooting Calvin ask'-ft for $-5,- O.io damage*. George VV . Itndforil. whose nuinnge llienl of «evernl entute* Ik ..niter serti tin\ of tin ■ Hurts. I* really si k hli physb'iati I>i It. A Jamieson, making .in affidavit In Judg" Mar tilt - court Thursday aft* moon tJ.at Nf> Itadfoid I.- suffeilng from colic, ' , and Would not be out for a week. I Th * use of Henry J M> ler against Itadf'ud was s< 1 for In e III* 111 Judge Mll phys « ourt Thursday t>ut the anroun< • lio n• was made that th<* «!• fetid.i ti t was 111 Jtnlg' Murpliv In s Is! •"! 1h..» leg.l pr-H's or his Ilitll KS be pro.lu' * and On the str'-ngth of th.- ifth lii \lt th* hearing vv 1m post pon.d until Jan. .’►> I ’re .1 *.-binning. n Gratiot township wood sawyer, while working on the f Ilf Iborire Lelfe "I flu ft .id Z road. Tliiirmlii v fell igaltist .a r pld \ r* .olvlng s' aft and Instantly Ills clothing 'v is stripped from him. having nitn V'ltimg a ti'iktl. and an a-t"iil*hed look A blank, t whs bor row'd f' "in " nos the horse* aml I'r | was taken hunt' If' 'v is only sligV.il' bruised by flo accident llnried trensare was tli** lure tliiit drew 11 niofl "I eager, excited I'utr* to file e l l v il iiiii'tmr /round af • Michigan ,i\< and Clippeit st., Thursday after n x.n n.i I-• t them to • biwdnu wild tv In *» di t. Th"., ai« a 1 wavs a 'few's .* i•' ! •' « it the dump lo'.'kitij roil foi "llrids. nnd on* ~f these had nil' *»v. I'd a coin that look'd just like * dollar of f'OT j,„, t.ore .v 1 .hr hard f’nwlselv he |.d t i P an t ..... wh« S '..11 >1 i row.) Dump l’”f' fiwii It *v Mahon man g»>,| t., c- t or t of t ,« Mate . .it 'is t’ a I w -a* dug 111. and it ‘ on. pronounced It < o.int.-i foil i h s« nt foi d-d* tlv. . -d not 111. and |e.| Sf H 'S' 'r. t IWlti op Klnic (tOrniOf The pile of r. f.t. In wli'.'^i Uk- ee* mu*** e VW» fouled ..u.l coll. f|OM Ih. :»t. \*l r ,|, , St -.v.' Most of the Poles who found the v. ilt h. but the tip ■ l> t - pr. .1 nnmt.d tlw; neighborhood t.» look ..ut cl os* i v fofrountcrf.lt 1!»w7 dollars. Job I'rlntlng «|ofic r ig' Times Print* | lag Go., 15 John Ft-st. I'hons It'JS HUGHES HUMES FJL WALLIS ALBANY, N. Y., Jnn. 22. —The notn -1 ination of Frederick A. Wallis, of New York, to bo state .'or insurance. was sent to the senate vestenluy by (Jov Hughes. The term , is three years and t arries a salary of $7,1*00. Hie re were but a third of die senators present when the Wallis nomination was received, and they were greatly surprised. No one In the senate chamber had ever heard jof Mr Wallis. It Is likely that the | nomination will be continued. Fibhcrmen Rescue Men Who Were Adrift in Lake for 18 Hours MKXOMINEE. Mich., Jun, 22- Lars Xelifou and Fetor Anderson, of this place. were rescued off ‘‘Chambers isl and. Green Bay, by fishermen late yesterday afternoon. The men had been adrift on an Ice floe for is hours, with death staring them In the face, and subjected to a wind and snow storm which was very severe The men went out late Wednesday to lift some nets. They had almost com jdotod their work when a strong wind moved the lee on which they were standing. JUDGE SENTENCES DRUGGIST. SOUTH HAVEN, Mich, Jan 22. — i Judge Desvolgnes sentenced Charles | H 1,. Van Alatyne, druggist of this i place, who was convicted ot keeping a place where liquor was sold in vio lation of the local Option law. to I*o days in Jail and to pay the costs of j prosecution, amounting to fto2. with ♦in days additional sentence if costs: are not paid. RURAL CARRIER DISAPPEARS. ALMA, Mich.. Jan. 22 Lester , 1 Thomas, a rural mall carrier has been] | missing from here several days He left for downtown Tuesday, saying lie would return home soon. The efforts of his wif*> to locate him have been futile. Thomas fell heir to sl,7i"i some time ago. He was Bf, years old TODAYS ENTIRES. AT NEW ORLEANS. First race, ♦> furlongs, selling: Hiram. 1 ot*; hr Nash, 105#; • M J. Whelan, lul. Kinmesha 11.. In?. Haughty, lu7 Second race, furlongs, selling: \nJetus, 107, Mettle Firute, lus. Profit able, 107; *Una. !*t», •Billy Strong, 102; Dorothy M . 10"; •Tapioca, si Third r.v »•, 1 2 •Annie Donohue, to. I'at Ornus, *Kd dia ey, 100. TA NARUS«1 1 1 ► y Robinson, ids*, hick Rose, 101. Fourth racc\ f> furlongs -oiling t\ Ulanip, 1*1; Alamo. I**7. Blue Ban, 103; •Lidv • hatema:. 100. Baby F 105; C mail. 10?,. Hollow, lot*. Liftft race*. 6 fcrlofigs,selling: Qul k Spring. 01, Bon Mot. 1"h, Uo coon. h'7 Walter McClain, in;*: Ben Whlln ley, 106; *Red Devil, l«i4, Atn hltlons, 11a. Joe Levy, Id* Sixth i ia', *. furlongs. - Bing: huivin. 1* ♦», rilff Cole, loy, Ruii *ba 100 ♦Morning light, 10L l.ychortnda. I«♦.*,. .Manic, lof. * • \pprent|< e allow >n e. Weather clear; DffJCk go" i. It th -t»» .-I*l *-r Ik h» h m.niinl run. rn (lon "i ihr Vm rienn |««iM-tnllmi •»f fl. n* ral HnotnVc Agents held in St .Vcigustln. , Fla. Tt' iredav. It was .I*- rittvd ti* »!««-• t next ' e>i '» tl Prttult, o|»«*ntn*i on June IS, i«l" i < •■■arc Ini < I. i.ii t •> iincioK* FIRST editig: ONE CENT REDUCES RESERVE IN MICHIGAN TOWNS SENATOR ATKIN OFFERS BILL AMENDING BANKING LAWS WETMORE WANTS INSURANCE AND BANKING OFFICIALS TO IN SPECT BONDS. LANSING. Mich., Jan. 22. —Senator Atkin, of Croawell, introduced & bill In the legislature yesterday amending the banking laws by reducing the reserve of banks in towns of less than 2,500 population from 50 to 26 per cent. Cer tain bankets favor this bill, fearing that burglars may raid rural banks if deposits should ruu high. Senator Wetmore, of Cadillac, Introduced a bill making the state Insurance and banking commissioners the proper au thorities to pass on bonds furnished by state banks. He bull fleers have the proper data for the luting of ImnkH and surety companies and are in a better position to pass on these matters than the auditor-general or secretary of state. The following bills were also intro duced : By Bates, of Moline, to prevent the adulteration of parls green. London purple or other drugs used as Insecti cides. He sr.ys dealers use 50 per cent of buckwheat which so weakens the "dope” that spraying does no practical yood He also ntroduced a bill 1 reventing tile adulteration of agricultural seeds. If tbis becomes law seeds must he inspected under the direction of the experimental sta tion at the Michigan Agricultural col lege and cannot be sold till labeled by the proper officer. Home Ruls Measure. By Kowle, of Suult Ste. Marie, the hist bill looking toward home rule un der the new constitution, it contains a clause providing for the referendum and recall, grunts cities the right to be governed by a eommis sioti if desired, and authorizes the ap pointment of a committee not less than nine to prepare charters and amendments to be submitted to a vote of the people at auy regular election if due within 60 days. A majority vote adopts and iu per cent of the voters can prevent a move to amend. By Kline, of Addison, another pro vision for the election of the super intendent of public instruction as aa operative act. By Kingman, of Battle Creek, to annual the act relative to fractiou en gines on the highways. At present only six-ton engines are permitted. Tills will allow tor the big improved moguls weighiug 12 1-2 tons, or any other self-propelling affair. By Burnaby, of Kent, to patch up the primary election law of that coun ty which was moved by ex Senator Fry at the lust session. This is only a safeguard in case there is a failure to pass a general law. By Wet more, to provide for the publication, preservation and distri bution of the "toncon" "hnauual of 1 i#o7. Thu legislative Journals were order cd mailed to all lecturers of state granges. These new bills were introduced In [the house: By F. C. Miller, of lonia, regulating the sale of fruit trees und agricultural seeds; by Chambers, of Gratiot, an othei primary election bill; by Whel an, of s-fliiawHHsee, to abolish the high way commissioner’s department and put road repairs under the county sya teni. This would put Horatio Earle out of a Job; by Kimmerling. of Mon roe, amending the drain laws;' by Austin, of Wayne, for the greater safety of passengers and employes -on street railways; by Flowers, of Wayne, amending the law for better security against the practice of attorneys go ing on ball in cases where they are interested. Miller Offers Measures. Guv Miller, of Detroit, introduced r two hills, one to amend the law asses sing tailroads and other transporta tion companies; the other amends the j law providing for suits against for eign corporations; by Straight, of Bninch, making an appropriation for the st;ifc publlc x aeoofceHlmllar to the i c.iio introduced in the senate; by Giles, of Muskegon, amending the highway law to cut out the cash as sessmet^s i Sc ntlment for a civil service law in this state grows apace and pros pects seem good for its adoption this session The bill Introduced by Sen ator Mac Kay. of Detroit, will be the basis of such an act. Woman Admits She Has Three Husbands | And Is Not Disforced KALAMAZOO. Stub. lan. 22 Mrs. Jerome Newman win was ar ivsted I nursilay afternoon on a charge of big.on■ olmns having three husband aii |( -;«ys .-be never has been | divorced The Woman, who lives near Gab sburg. was tttken Into custody as .the result of a £i»ni plat lit made by .1 ■ Heller, who <ivs he i- her first bus* ba:»d \ Hfc charges that she deserted him 'o mati v Newman, the man with whom she was living when arrested. Heller algo claims sue was once mar r|. 1 io a m. ii named Williamson, who lived in Canada.. The woman *ay» Helb i bft h*r and she thought him ■!♦ t d She went to Uanada and mar r|. i William*, n but grew tired of him end re turned to Newman and her two children She did not believe a ,|lv,, r . »> n.-cc <-:iry to remarry In C'an- 1 r , - ( TT, ( mil tor* of ( hurlrx I ncui. of Hoaitae, ImiikriiM'i are rosl-.Mii* the prefer • i:.,- gl\ n the l’onil*<* Savina* bonk l>. o e’iattc'l mortgage and wrlU a*k !m I« > sw.m to o-d*-r payment* made t the bonk repaid to the general | fund of lh< rotate.