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No Tainted Adi. NINTH YEAR, NO. ioo. SIX STORIES TO BE ADDED TO HOTEL [ PONTCHARTBAIN * PRE9ENT ACCOMMODATIONS OF n BIG HOSTELRY ARE INBUF r FICIENT—BIDS FOR WORK TO A BE CONSIDERED WEDNESDAY. Estimates for the addition of six stories to the Pontchartraiu hotel will gone over Wednesday of Qiis week, tud it will then Le fully decided whether this improvement will be be yuu at once. It is, however, probable that the completion of the original plans building will be deter mined on. R The plans, which were drawn by Architect George D. Mason, contem- I late the placing of a large convention hall on the fourte* nth -glory of the » tructure sufficient to accommodate gatherings of considerable size with banquet hall, committee rooms and other auxiliaries. Additional kitchens bre to be placed on the fifteenth floor sand a root garden is to top the entire ! structure. This addition would also provide tor 160 additional guest rooms. The [ Pnntchartraln, under the management ( of Messrs. Woolley and Chittenden, ( has grown up to Its present capacity . much sooner than was expected. When . Ihe hotel was built it was so arranged j that additional stories could be cou- I pi rue tod, but the definite plans and . orawlngs f*»r these were nut made J until some time ago. Bids are now * in and these will be gone over this ' week. ■ ’’Definite Information cannot be given out at present, '* stated Win. J. Chittenden, Jr. "The matter wdll bo II decided within a few days, however." ! lEWISICORES i MINER DELEGATES i * HISSING OF SPEAKERS ON THE j. CONVENTION FLOOR MUST j CEASE, HE DECLARES. '! 1 J INDIANAPOLIS, I ml., Jau. 25.—The 1 t expected factltonal clash in the United | .Mine Workers’ convention, which f i ireutens to "lift the lid’’ on some | sensational exposures, has been side -tracked until Wednesday at leust, be . cause Secretary-Treasurer Ryau de- I parted this morning for his home at J Springfield, 111., to attend his son’s wedding. Vice-president White Is uct / lug as secretary of the convention. 1 John Mitchell is remaining over a * lew days longer than he had intended. President I.ewls at today’s session * warned the delegates that "right must | prevail in the convention If It keeps i the delegates here a whole month. J This remark followed heated argu -1 ineuts. In which delegates became al * most personal over the', contested 2 seats of two delegates. " No vote was reached up (o uoon ad * journment, when President Lewis pave formal notice that the hissing of g speakers on the convention floor must J (Hase or the delegates indulging * therein would be ejected. 1 The credentials committee’s final re " port will show the largest attendance tof delegates at any convention ever held. CANADIAN! S. ; TREATY SIGNED WASHINGTON, Jan. 25.—Secretary Root haV signed a treaty with Min ister of Justice Ayleaworth, of Canada, and Minister of Justice Kent, of New foundland. In regard to the Newfound land fisheries. At midnight they reached a satisfactory agreement. The question is one of long standing be tween the United States, Canada and ftS tO tho rights Os American fishermen in the f wa*ers of British North America. IIGHW get GOLD MEDALS WASHINGTON. Jan. 25—A resolu tion was Introduced today in the sen ate by. Senator Foraker, directing the secretary of war to award gold med als to Orville and Wilbur Wright, In recognition of the appreciation of the government of their Invention, of their 1 aeroplane. It was unanimously car ried. INDIAN MAY SOLVE MURDER MYSTERY MUSKEGON, Mich.. Jan. 25.rr-(Spe clal). —The officers are searching for an Indian named Robinson, who lives in Indian bay, on White Lake. Robin son remarked Saturday night that he knew who murdered Julius and Martin Solomodson and Joseph Hazeltlne last November while the three were hunt ing for violators of fish laws. Robin son disappeared soon after making the sUTtement and the authorities are anxious to question him. Root to Resign. / WASHINGTON. Jan. 25—It Is ex pected that Secretary Root will resign either Wednesday or Thursday. She Stlroil Sinus BAUSIE IS READY WITH NEW STREET CAR FRANCHISE ■» —— t OFFERS REVISED PROPOSITION, AND SAYB HE’LL NAME BACK ERS IF COUNCIL AGREES TO CONSIDER MATTER. Anew element has been lujected into the street railway settlement proposition by the filing of a petition by William E bauble, promoter of the Detroit Traction company, for a re opening of the franchise proposition which hu inude somewhat more than a year ago to the council. Bauble is now ready to bring In. he says, the outside capitalists who are willing to come into Detroit, take over the lines on which the D. U. R. fran chises are soon to expire and build enough new lines to operate a rival street railway system. He has amend -led his franchise proposition to obvi ate most of the objections previously made by members of the council. The principal features of the new ; Bauble franchise are: A fare of eight tickets for a quarter at all times with universal transfers; an agreement by which the city can purchase the lines ut cost at any time, on six months’ 1 notice; a guarantee that the bonded ! Indebtedness shall never be more than $55,000 per mile at five per cent, in ]terest; all, paving and repairs to be ' done by the company; modern cars and equipment; all employes to be cit i lzens; the company to be tuxed on all real and personal property; the fran chise to be revocable if Its provisions are violated. In case the city does not buy the lines, the- franchise is to run for 3 Q years. Bauble declares that he will put up a bond of SIOO,OOO to Insure performance of the contract. "I will name the men who are be hind this proposition just as soon as the council gives me assurance that it will consider this proposition —they don’t even have to promise to submit It to the people,” says Bauble. "I would like to have It submitted this spring, however, as the time Is getting short until the expiration of many of the franchises. "I will not name my men until 1 am assured that this matter will be seri ously taken up. I am acting as their attorney at this time. The proposi tion is one that could not be made by I the old company, burdened down as H .la with stocks 'hnd b&ds to the 'amount of J 82,000 per mile. | “My people are taking the chance here of putting in this road and then [having to sell it again to the city with out any profit. We believe, however, that the people will not vote to run the system If they are given goon ! service at a fair rate and this we mean to give. The routing has net been changed to accord with the lines suggested by Aid. Vernorr our engl-1 1 neers have been over the city and laid | out the most feasible routes. "This Is practically a revocable' franchise, and Is the best that was j ever offered a city in the United • States. The people should be allowed to vote on It.” Bauble was given very little consld tratlon when he brought in his origi nal ordinance a year ago last Novem -1 her. He would not name his backers i t »»nd the aldermen nlso objected to the 'clause that was then In the ordlnan>*\ .requiring the city to pay half the cost of paving. Many of the aldermen also expressed themselves as belbg deslrous of putting the matter of a settlement up to the D. U. R. first. "We will see what Bauble hus,” stated Mayor Breltmeyer, Monday. "I am not greatly Impressed with tho plan. However lam glad to have any thing brought In that will aid us In getting a settlement. This matter should be taken up with all the others by the committee of 60. I admit that I do not like his plan of laying tem porary trarkH to parallel the lines of the D. U. R. where the latter do net expire this year.” The map accompanying the Baub e ordinance shows a comprehensive sys tem Including all the streets on which franchises are to expire soon and a number of other streets on which connecting lines would be laid. He claims that the new system would be in running order In 18 months. DR. ROLLERIS ONLY AN EXCUSE £ £ E ATT I Wash., Jan. 25.—After many weeks of challenging and receiv ing (lefts In return, Dr. Roller, a local physician with a host of athletic achievements, finally entered the ring, being defeated tn a six-round bout at a local theater by Denver Ed Martin, a Negro. Martin, at best a second rater, punched him almost at will and guard ed effectively. Prior to the bout Roll er made his usual announcement that he was going after the world’s heavy weight championship. After the con test au effort was made to learn wheth er the good doctor still had designs on Johnson's title, but he refused to discuss the question. - HAS ONE WIFE TOO MANY, IS CHARGE Samuel A. Relsman, 21 years old, was nrrested In Detroit Saturday night for the authorities of Findlay, 0., on a charge of perjury and he has been taken back to that city to stand trial. The authorities there claim that, un der the name of Roy, he married a 16-year-old girl in Findlay, conceal ing from her the fact that he had a wife In Detroit. As both women re i fuse to aid in prosecuting him, it was I decided to make the-charge perjury. KNIVES DRAWN ON REFUGEES FROM | REPUBLIC ON BUCCOR BHIP FEAR SAFETY OF THEIR OWN AS TRANSFER 13 MADE—OF FICERS DRAW GUNS. NEW YORK, Jau 25—Survi vors of the Republic dis aster, who arrived today on the Baltic, for the first time this aft ernoon told the story of a battle between the steerage paasen- % gers from the Republic and those on the Florida Ju?t after the Republic’s passengers had been transferred to the Florida. The passengers on the Florida thought that the transferring of the passengers would endanger their boat and several of them drew knives and started after the Republic survivors. Offi cers of the Florida had to draw their revolvers before they quieted the passengers with the knives. \ Schiessneno Ron\aldo, who was steering the Florida when she rammed the Republic, was accused of carelessness and was struck over the head with a club. THE DEAD. MRS. EUGENE LYNCH, of Boston, on Republic. W. J. MOONEY, banker, of Lang don, N. D., on Republic. FOUR BTEERAGE PASSENGERS, on Florida, names unknown. THE INJURED. EUGENE LYNCH, Boston, on Re public. MRS. M. M. MURPHY, Grand Forks, N. D., on Republic. NEW YORK, Jan. 25.-»After their thrilling rescue at sea and still feel ing the effects of a double transfer in small boats in the open sea, more than' 700 men, women and children, passen gers on the lost White Star steam ship Republic, reached this city short ly before noon today. The rescued v ere brought to this port on the Baltic of tiie White Star line. All were bereft of their wardrobe*, the baggage having gone down with the RepiffMlc. It was a hysterical meeting between those on shore that had come to greet relatives and friends who only a few days before had started merrily for the Mediterranean. When the Baltic finally tied up men and women hugged their relatives and friends who were on the Republic. Here a woman wdth a glad little cry would rush forward and fling her arms about some one’s neck. There a man would take someone In his arms. Tie police did their best to prevent con fusion, but they went about their duty with moist eyes. It Is not often given them to see such scenes of gludness. No one waited for anything. As soon as those ashore and those from the vessel were united, they moved on to the waiting vehicles. The womne wltli .strange looking coats and per Hmps|a blanket for a skirt, those with only blankets and those with the >vrange array made up from the spare clothing of the Baltic's gener ous passengers, were hustled into cabs and hurried off. Those who could not get eaba walked. Conventions were thrust aside, and no one was ashamed ts his or her Improvised attire. The Baltic loomed outside the San dy Hook bar shortly after 1 o’clock this morning, but the fog was so dense that the huge liner could not start up the Ambrose channel until 20 minutes to 10. With brief halt at Quaran tine, the ship bearing the rescued steamed up the bay for her dock. The Italian emigrant ship Florida, which rammed the Republic early Sat urday morning, made her wuy here slowly, her bow crumpled up and bucking the seas. Convoying the Flo rida was the American liner New York, which was one of the many liners to stand by and offer aid to tho stricken ships. The tyfrw York had been sighted through /(he haze off Sandy Hook. The stove-ln Republic sank at 8 o’clock last night off Nantucket island while a fleet of tugs were trying to get her into the nearest port. Her gallant captain, Sealby, one of the he roes of the wreck, and his salvage crew, stuck by the sinking ship until the water, rising over the decks, swept them off their feet. They were all saved. It did not develop until yesterday that there bad been loss of life In the collision. The bodies of Mrs. Lynch and Bank er Mooney probably went down with tho wreck of the Republic last night. A big black hulk slid in through the fog soon after midnight, passing tho hook without signaling, and dropped her anchor with a muffled splash off Ambrose lightship at 1:16 o’clock this (Continued on Page Seven.) THE WEATHER Detroit and vldalt/i Honda/ nlgbt and Tueodn/, parti/ cloud/, cooler to. night t mlnlmtitu about 20 or 23i light genteel/ wind*, becomlnu variable. I.nnft Mich lean i Fair ton l«ht and Tuesday, cooler tonights llkhi weater -1 / nlkiln, becoming variable. HOMILY TKMPKII ATI Ml;*. it a. ra IB lO a. m *t 7 a. m A3 11 a. m 9H Ma. m IB 12 nooa 40 0 a. m IB 1 p. m 42 One /ear ago todayi Mnvtmum tem perature, 14| minimum, 22| mean, 2M| partly aloud/. Mun rone at Ai3l a. m.. and aeta at 4 1 AM p. m. Alexander, Lmbrrllaa, M Monroe. MONDAY, JANUARY 35. 1909. Expert Oarsman Elopes With Pretty Store Clerk L . VHr 1 -v • 0 Mabele Ailele l.oorals, the pretty, ulove •tore clork In Slew Ilmen. who eloped with Charley Hunt, the crack Vale’n unrnmnn, and nephe«? of Mr*. Oliver llnrrlninn, Jr. COMMISSION TO ORGANIZE TODAY PLANNED TO HAVE ELEVEN SUB COMMITTEES TO TAKE UP DIF FERENT PHASEB OF PROBLEM. »- " No change of Importance Is expect ed to be made by the committeo of fifty, in Its meeting Monday afternoon. In the organization scheme laid down. The plan provides for 11 sub-commit tees to investigate the several phases of the street railway problem, beside un executive committee consisting of the various sub-committee chairmen. Two things which came to light In the meeting of the organization com mittee Saturday tye that the commit tee of fifty will draw up no franchise or agreement, but merely gather all the Information available. The other that the financial history of the De troit United railway will be gone Into fully aud In detail, not only that the proportion of the Indebtedness of the lines chargeable to the Detroit city lines may be estimated, but that It may be determined how qjuch "water * there is in the D. U. R.’a capitaliza tion and Indebtedness. As Chairman Eddy will announce hls committees within a day or two, some of the work of the sub-committees may be started this week. On the shoul ders of the committee on conference with the D. U. R. and the council will devolve much of the work of procur ing information for the other commit tees that require it. The committees whose work will at tract the most public attention are those on cost of service in Detroit under present conditions, on appraisal of physical property, on statistics and regulations, on franchises, taxes and paving, on schedules, on extensions. Any citizen maV appear a< the gen eral meetings of the whole committee after Its work gets going and submit hls Ideas. The committee Intends to employ experts and to ask for an office for Its secretary. Secretary PruJ C. Renaud Is mak ing temporary quarters in the mayor’j office. Unofficial estimates of the expenses of the committee run from $5,000 to SIO,OOO. ASK Sly! FOR SAGINAW RIVER WASHINGTON, Jan. 25. —Congress- men I-wud and Fordney are making u Joint effort to Improve the Saginaw river. They have each Introduced a bill appropriating SBOO,OOO to provide n 20 foot channel from Saginaw !>ay to Saginaw. This bill Is not expecteJ to pasß during this session of con gress. VOTING MACHINE CO. PUSHES PRODUCT City officials ate receiving adver tisements from a voting machine com pany which Is about to begin a cam paign in this city Tor the Introduction of Us produt t. The asesrtion Is made that the new mrchlnes will acornmo date the largest primary ballot ever up to the voters here, and It <s claimed that $27,000 annually would be wived to the city each vear by the us* |of the machines, so that they wouid sooti be paid for. Vexatious delays in counting votes and tecounts would all b»-avoided. A trial machine may be sent here soon. POKER PLAYERS TO BE PROSECUTED BY POLICE WARRANTS ABKEO FOR MEN CAUGHT IN RAID ON "MAJESTIC. CLUB"—CHIPS AND CARDS ARE SEIZED. Another clash seemed Imrainer* .Monday, between Justice Jeffries and the police department over the arrest of a dozen men, all members of the Majestic club, so called, for gambling. The men were taken from a room over Alex. McKay's saloon, No. 63 Michi gan ave., about 2 o’clock morning. In a raid by Detectives Reid, Good, Wilson and Black and Patrol man Baker. Nine of the party were registered and locked up on "sus picion," but were released later by order of Police Justice Jeffries to ap pear In court, Monday morning. They were on hand, accompanied by Attor ney Percy Grose, but no officers ap peared to ask for warrants and they finally took their departure, with the consent of the Justice. “It was not our men’s business to appear In court ugainst those men this morning," said £#pt. Baker. "No complaints had been and their release was Justice Jeffries’ own do ing. They were registered merely as suspicious persons. We are going to ask complaints against them for gaming, but until that was done there was no use of our going to court." “Gaming is nothing more nor less than disturbing the peace," said Jus tlce Jeffries, "and I supposed, of course, the office** would be In early this morning to swear out complaints to that effect so I could try the men In the early session. This was not done until later In the morning, when I was busy with other work, and I asked the officers to see me tomor row. I have no row with the police on this score, and don’t expect to ha\e any. I will insist, however, that If warrants are Issued that th« three men who were released by the commis sioner be Included. What right has the commissioner to release some and bold others, T would like to know?" The names of the three men not locked up were given by Capt. Baker. Monday, as Charles Moore, No. 332 Vermont-ave.; William Davis, No. 16 Selden-ave., and Curtis Billings, No. a3 Pltcber-sL One of them pleaded that he had a sick wife. Another’s ex cuso was that it would ruin his busi ness If he were locked up. Among the “evidence" In the captain’s posses sion Is a membership card In the Ma jestic club, Issued to C. Billings. It is signed “W H. Miller, president, and John H. Kane, sec&tary." The police bay Alex McKay had about 300 of these cards printed and sold them at 26 cents each. Each member re ceived a key admitting him to the "outer chamber,” so to speak. At the Inner door u guard was stutioned to size up those who passed and admit them if satisfied they were members. Patrolman Mark Baker, attired In i plain clothes, got by the guard without difficulty. Tho detectives were close behind, and before- any of the “mem bers” knew what was up they were surrounded, and were obliged to look cn helplessly while the officers gather ed in some 700 chips and a dozen packs ol cards. After leaving the police court, Mon day morning, the nine who had been locked up and released, were piloted to Capt. Baker's office by Atorney Grose, who demanded the return of ull the personal property, including rash, taken from the defendants. They were accommodated. One of the men, who answered to the name of John Gray, No. 326 Monroe ave., attempted to Justify ids presence in the place. “It is a sort o# a club to me,” he snld. “I go there for recreation and I don't aee any harm In It. There'z no one home to talk to except my dog—and my wife.” The nen were registered as fol lows: Ixiuis Barrow, 41 years old, 48 Ab bott-st.; Thomas Hogan, 43 years old. 521 Beventeenth-ftt.; Edwin Chase, 45 years old. Baldwin hotel; John Gay. alias Gray, 56 years old, 326 Monroe ave ; Harry Sheldon, 42 years old, 693 Toledo-ave.; Fred H, Sykes, saloon keeper. 8-10 Park-pl.; William Lyons, 23 Jefferson ave, and Alex McKay. 101 Newberry-av«. The police say McKay has been bragging lately that he had things “fixed" to run his gambling room with out molestation ROBBim. SI, 500; ESCAPE UPLAND, Ind.. Jan. 25 —The post j office at this place was robbed of sl,- 500 in cash and stamp* during last night by burglars who escaped in a stolen rig. Although the safe was badly wrecked uo one heard the ex plosion and the big dog which the postmaster kept In tke office gave no i alarm. STATEHOOD FOR NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA WASHINGTON, Jan 25 —The house committee on territories has finished Its deliberations on the bill admitting Nt w Mexico and Arizona to the Union. Ih# measure *lll be reported to the house early next week The bill pro vldes separate statehood for the two territories. SpeakeT Cannon t and his forces have practically agreed to passage. Jnb rrlßfln* Inn* right Time* Print, i tn* Cos.. IS John R.-sl Phono MM. ME IRE KILLED WHEN GARS CRASH DOWN INCLINE COUPLING OF CABLE SLIPS AND TIMBERS FROM CARS AND VIC TIMS HURLED IN ALL DIREC TIONS—TEN HURT. CUMBERLAND, Mil., Jan. 23. Three men were killed, 10 others In jured, probably fatally, today when two cars which had been hauled up a Steep Incline plune a quarter of a mile long at the Piedmont & Georges Creek Coal Cos. mine at Piedmont, YY. Va., dashed down the plane and col lided with a string of cars at the bottom. The dead are James Condry, Wil liam Hamilton and an unidentified Italian miner. The seriously Injured: Kltavor Knight, two Italians, names not ob tainable. Thirteen men were in the two cars that had been hauled to the top of the steep plane when, In some unknown manuer the coupling on the cable slipped and the cars, with their hu man freight, dashed down to the bot tom of the road. Several cars were standing at the foot of the Incline and the cars crashed into them. Timbers fro mthe wrecked cars and the victims of the accident were hurled through the air in all direc tions. When the debris was cleared away it was found that three men were dead and three others 60, badly Injured that they are not expected to recover. CDDNMSH IN CDDPERJISE ATTORNEYS FOR STATE ATTEMPT TO FORCE HEARING ON AFFI DAVITS AFFECTING JUROR. ________ NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 25. —' Tbo work of Jury picking In the Carmack f Cooper case wag resumed here tbh* morning, several hundred talesmen appearing In court In response to the summons on the second venire of svo j nuinea drawn for this case. A clash 'Occurred between opposing counsel over the effort of the state to force a hearing on the affidavits affecting the competency of Juror Ixdgh. The state gave notice that the Juror would be attacked for having expressed at) opinion as well us on the grounds of : alleged drunkenness and gambling. iln view of the fact, however, that a large number of men summoned for Jury service were In court. Judge Ha*t decided to proceed first with Jury! picking. Each side then retired to look over the fourth panel, containing 73 names. The seventh Juror, J. H. Vaughn, was secured shortly before noon. He Is a farmer living south of Nashville. He has a family and can neither read nor write, Anew feminine face In the court room today was that of Mrs. Beverly Wilson, of Mobile, Ala., youngest daughter of Col. Cooper. GRAY IMS FROM DRUG FIRM 9 John W. Gruy of Gray &. Worces ter, drugglstß at Woodward-ave. and Wilcox-st., has sold out his 50 i>er cent. Interest In the firm to the United Drug Cos. of Boston, one of the largest concerns in the trade. W. N. Wor cester remains us treasurer of the company and the firm name will ulso be retained. D. H. Kinney of Provi dence, R 1., Is temporarily in charge of the Btore. Mr. Gray p! ans a toigr to Europe, for the present, and next fall expects to locate permanently In California ARRESTFfM. J. PALMSJRDERED William J. Palms. No. suo Jeff**r son-ave., failed to appear in police court Monday morning to answer a charge of l'u.-tt autolng made more than a month ago, the case having been | adjourned Justice Jeffries declared • Mr. Palms' SJOu bond forfeited and ordered his arrest. The specific charge against him U that he ran his machine at thu rate of miles an hour on Woodward-ave . between Fort st. and Michigan ave. tJergt. Fred Clark makes the complaint Port Huron Firm Bankrupt. E A and Wallace Murray, who have been in business in Port Huron as K. A. Murray & Cos. have filed a bank ' ruptcy petition. They list assets of $2.25b In stock and fixtures and have debts of 13.212 41. Suppressed Divorce Suits. Suppressed suits for divorce were ( filed Monday by Cora vs. Albert Tuv- Ssh; Herman vs. Stella Rutkowskl, and Lillian vs. Henry Malinowski. Commercial Credit Cos. Collection*. j Jnh t*rln(ln« doa* rig?. l Tlmr* rrtat* tea Ca.. II John R.-at. Phone 14M. LAST EDITION ONE CENT URGES SYNAGOGUE FOR JEWISH STUDENTS RABBI FRANKLIN WANTB PLACE OF WORSHIP ESTABLISHED IN ANN ARBOR UNDER DIRECTION OF DETROIT CONGREGATION. The establishment of a synagogue In Ann Arbor for the benefit of Jewish students who attend the University of ltAlllll I.ICO M. FH A Mil.IX. Mlchlgun, to be controlled by Temple Beth El, was one of the plans pro posed by Rabbi Leo M. Franklin, Sun day, at the celebration of the tenth an niversary of his coming to take chargo of the Detroit congregation. It was urged by Dr. Franklin that the con gregation should father this movement. “Each year there are usually be tween 100 aud 200 students of the Jewish faith in the university,” said Dr. Franklin, “and there Is no re ligious organization for them there. During their college yeur» they get their first touch of philosophy, and if they can be made to feel that that philosophy is not antagonistic to, but In harmony with Reformed Judaism, It holds them to this religion. Other wise they might become antagonistic. The plan as 1 outline it would be that the religious services would be uuder the direction and control of this con gregation. and would be conducted either by an assistant or myself.” Another plan of Dr. Franklin’s is to extend the social work In the tem ple; to havp a series of free public lectures, and also a series of free se ct ed concert for Sunday afternoons. He also outlined a plan by which the mortgage on the synagogue Is to be burned on the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of the congregation, a year from next September. He asked ftit ter men to pledge a gift of SI,OOO each, which they shall personally give or promise to raise before that time. Dr. Franklin preached an annlvers ; ury sermon, and the congregation celebrated the event In splendid style. The Sunday school gave an entertain ment In the morning In which repre sentatives of all classes participated, and there were addresses by represen tatives of Dr. Franklin’s first con firmation class hero, as well as by a member of the last class. He was presented with a bouquet of Amer ican beauty roses. In the evening the congregation presented Dr. Franklin and his wife with a sterling silver service. The temple was filled to Its capacity at both meetings. TAFTPiRTr GOES TO PANAMA CHARLESTON. 8. C., Jan. 25 President-elect Taft and Mrs. Taft sailed for Panama today on the cruiser North Carolina. The immedi ate Taft purty Including Wendell Mlschler, assistant secretary to the president-elect, and a party of engi neers were also on the North Caro lina. On the cruiser Montana, which also was assigned for the trip, were newspaper correspondents. A sec-et service agent was on tach ship. Presi dent-elect Taft goes to Panama to In spect the work on the canal. four Tearl far AN miI LER JACKSON. Mich . Jan. 23.—(Spe cial Charles K. Aldrich. ex-« Tty re corder. who was convicted of embez zling sl3,ts>oo fiom the Excelsior Build ing and Loan association, has been sentenced to four years In Jackson prison. Five hundred people signed a I petition asking bis discharge, as he had paid back $5,200 to the ioou asso j elution. HUGHES INVITED TO WHITE HOUSE DINNER WASHINGTON. Jan. 25—At the White House this morning It was de 'r.ied that President Roosevelt had In cited Gov. Hughes of New York, to visit him at the White House for the purpose of holding a conference upon nuv subject whatever. It was ex plained that the governor has merely teen Invited to attend the dinner to i |,e given hr the president to the mere* Jbers of the United States supreme court uevt Thursday evening.