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WITH NEW STREET CAR FRANCHISE _____ OFFERS REVISED PROPOSITION, AND SAYS HE’LL NAME BACK ERS IF COUNCIL AGREES TO CONSIDER MATTER. Anew ek-iuent has been Injected Into the street railway settlement proposition by the filing of u petition by Wllllutn E. Bauble, promoter of the Detroit Traction company, for u re- Openlug of the franchise proposition which he made sotqpwhai more than a year ago to the council. Bauble Is now ready to bring In, he ■ays, the outside capitalists who are willing to come into Detroit, take over the lines on which the D. U. K. fran chises are soon to expire and build enough new lines to operate u rival street railway system. He has amend ed 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 at cost at any time, on six months' notice; a guarantee that the bonded Indebtedness shall never be more than 156,000 per mile at five per cent, in terest; all paving and repairs to bo done* by the company; modern cars and equipment; all employes to be cit izens. the company to be taxed on ull 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 3d years. Bauble declares that he will put up a bond of SIOO,OOO to Insure performance of the oontract. ”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 ot the franchises. “I will not name my men until I am ftssured that this matter will be seri ously taken up. I am acting as their FREE TO THE RPFTOIEI A Now Horn* Cur* That Anyone Can Uaa Without Operation, Pain, Dangar or Loaa of Tima. I ha*a a new Method that puree rupture end I went you to u«e it et my expenee lam not trying to eel! you e True*, but offer vou e rum that etaye cured and enda all truae-wearing arid dancer of strangulation forever. No matter whether you have a tingle, double or navel rupture or one following ari operation, my Method it an absolute cure. No matter what your age nor how hard your work, iny Method will certainly cure you. 1 eepenallv want ti. land U free to thoeo apparently hopeleM case? where all forme of trueeee, treatments and opeia* tiooe have failed. I want to show everyone at my owa expense, that my Method will ond all ruptßre suffering and truas-wenring for all timr. Thia means better health, increase)] physirsl ifatlity and longer life My free offer is too mportant to neglect a single day Write now nd begin your cure at once Send no money, huply mail coupon below. Do it to-day. )FAEE COUPON Mark location of Rup ture on Diagram and m_.l to Off. W. S. RICE lii lam 8t , Adame. 7W Ruptured Cause of Rupture Name Address | You cannot cover Greater Detroit without The Times. gTlty Eatabllnhed I*6o. ho Great Hiu Bern CUSTOMERS’ m§n APPRECIATION IT I'm our Prlcß Reductions f! In Ftae iMumnail* n n«l /I I ■•lift' nn«l (•rata’ (iolil m Amnlran \\ ntrhrs that w» "111 continue tlir fl aalr another nrrk, W r I I arr offer In* genuine ln> Jil durrmrnta to ll\rn JL (k trudr durian the quirt ■Hr ft am to a. W[ T < omparlaon of I’rleea | A Traubßros., RJ !■ IIS \\ oodrtard Asa. lwy Traub Bros & Cos. sod \\ uudn urd Av«. TASK OF REBUILDING CITIES SWEPT BY EARTHQUAKE REQUIRES FIFTY YEARS -"»■ ■HguMKgHMfHBaKPs# HI MS tout***** \ attorney at this time. The proposl jtlon is one that could not be made by the old company, burdened down as v |la with stocks and bonds to the* i amount of $82,000 per mile. “My people ure taking the chain e here of putting in ihia road and then [having to sell It again to the city with out any profit. We believe, however, l fhat the people will not vote to run [the system If they are given good service at a fulr rate and this wo i mean to give. The routing has net been changed to accord with the lines suggested by Aid. Vernor; our engi neers have been over the city and laid out the most feasible routes. “Tills Is practically a revocable franchise, and Is the best that was ever offered a city In the United States. The people should be allowed to vote on It.” Bauble was given very little eonsid tration when he brought In his origi nal ordinance a year ago last Novenr - her. He would not name his backers and the aldermen also objected to tbm clause that was then in the ordinance requiring the city to pay half the cost of paving. Many of the aldermen also expressed themselves as being desirous of putting the matter of a settlement up to the D. U. R. first. “We will see what Bauble has,” stated Mayor Breltmeyer, Monday. “I am not greatly Impressed with the plan. However I am glad to have any thing brought In that will aid us in retting a settlement. This matt >r should he taken up with all the others! I y the committee of SO. I admit that I do not like his plan of laying tern- j p>rary tracks to parallel the lines of the D. U. R where the latter do n t 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 he laid. He claims that the new system would be In running order in 18 months. THREEDESTin MONTREAL FI MONTREAL, Jan. 26. —Three were burned to death and four seriously In jured In a Are that yesterday destroy ed the home of W. H. Stack. The dead and injured were all daughters of .Mr. Stack. The Are broke out In an jupper Aoor and before the seven daughters could be aroused the Aanies, which rapidly gained headway, cut off their escape by the stairway. The dead are Marguerite, Beatrice and Ruth Stack. o Missouri Girl Is Awarded $2,500 'Prize For c PrizeStu den BROOKFIELD, Mo.. Jan. 25.—A Mis souri girl, born and reared on a farm and educated by her own efforts, lias been awarded the Braun piizrf as the prize student of the universities of Aniericu and Europe and will start the coming summer on a tour of the world with the money her victor.' has given her. She is Mabel E. Sturtevant, of Brookfield. • Miss Sturtevunt, who is 26 years old, is a graduate of the University Os Mis sourl, and secretary of the National Teachers and Students’ association. She has heui admitted to the Missou'l bar and has won scholarship awards and other distinctions In practically every year of her schooling. Her latest victory brings htr the annual William Braun prize of more than S2J»OO, the only provision being that must use the money traveling in all countries where efforts to eu courage education have been made. CASS CLUB ELECTS FIVE NEW MEMBERS At a meeting of the newly incor porated Casa Baseball Huh Saturday evening, Howard Taylor. William K. Marrie, Jacob Mazer, Arthur Harrison and Edwin fi. Smith were elected to membership. Stabbed by Brother. Henry Knapp. 19 years old, wan stabbed in the neck by his brother, Stanley, aged 21, in the family homo at No. 234 Brady-st., Saturday night, while taking his mother’s part iu a dispute with Stanley over money matters. Stanley was locked up In Canfield station, but was released, Monday morning, when the mother re fused to prosecute. Henry's wound is not serious The year 1908 will long he known In Oreat Britain as the/potato year." the record crop of aliwost 4.000 01)0 tuns ha\ing been produced. The country’s production ofc blister and lake rppper in 190S exceeded that of 1907 by 50,000,00® pounds, being more ihau 900,000,000 pounds. THE DETROIT TIMR3! TUESDAY. JANUARY j 6. 1909. The upper picture «how« the dt-uil iilouk the witter front In Weaslnii, Sicily, niter lit-.- earthquake struck that city. The l»m-r picture represent* 11 ruluetl ImilMli.k In Heap In. Consul l.tipton, wlio Mitceeedad >lr. Cheney, $ flu* \mertean repreaeutnlU e lu >l«**aliin, «q}» It Mill require 50 yearn to *' rchttHri th»* Mtrickeu elite*. ACCUSES SISTER-IN-LAW AND WIFE OF ATTACK Charles H. Kesler. of Hosier & Cos., contractors, was either cut or stabbed during a disturbance in ltis home, No. 3GO Tweifth-st., Sunday evening, anti, although two arteries were severed, the physicians attending him in Red Cross hospital say he will recover. His sister-in-law, Mrs. Frank McDon ald, of No. 2 Matantette-st.. was ar tested on a charge of assault with in tent to bodily harm, but was released /Monday morning. The police are inclined to take her part. Mrs. McDonald was visiting her sis ter, Mrs. Kesler, when Kesler came home under the influence of liquor, ac cot cling iO the women. Before tlve trouble occurred, Mrs. Kesler notified I ollce headquarters that there was a drunken man »n the house and asked that an officer be sent. Patrolman Denny was assigned, but by the time he reat bed tne house, hosier, with a towel about his head, wua on his way to a doctor’s office for repairs. Mrs. McDonald's version is that when Kesler came In the house he suddenly grabbed her. Sin* jerked away and lie choked her, whereupon she iutrl *d a glass at him, striking him over the right temple. Kesler insists that both It in wife and Mrs. McDonald attacked him as soon at he got in the house and that he was stabbed with some kind of a knife In the bunds of his sister-in-law. The doctors in Rod Cross hospital say the could hardly have been caused by glass. It resembles rather the work of a jagged knife, they say. Mrs. McDonald is the wife of Frank McDonald, manager of Ribald's sa loon. HENRY C. SMITH WILL ADDRESS CREDIT MEN Henry C. Smith, of Adrian, former ly congressman from the Second dis trict, will be the prlucipal speaker at the January meeting of the Credit Men’s association, in the Hotel Taller Tuesday evening. "The business mau the best citizen," is his topic. Encouraging progress of the asso ciation during 1908 will be shown in the annual teports. Wade Minis, the new president, will annomn e the new committees. The association lias a lively inter est in the laws of the state which have to do with business, and the members will take advantage of these meetings to discuss need* <1 revisions and changes in the laws. The Credit Men have a legislative committee, and may make themselves felt in Lam ing before the session Is over. DeGAW RESUMES PLACE ON BENCH •Justice of the Hear Fred E. l)e(iaw, who five weeks ago sprained his ankle, reported for duty Monday tnorn hng. It is the first time he has been out since the accident. For four weeks his ankle was encased in plas ter of parla. lie is still very lame, pud walks with the aid of a stout cane. Justice Flavius I/. Brooke, of the su preme court, who hss been seriously 111 with grip for two weeks, was also in the county building Monday morn ing. visiting with his former (til leagues. He will no*, resume his du ties in lambing for several days. Pa Rijn] damages the s. ruM repairs them. WHAT TO DO WITH BONKOWSKI IS PROBLEM Borislaw Bonkowski, who styles himself 'Roosevelt, acting president of the United States,” Is making all kinds of worry for county and federal officers just at present. In spite of his high rank, self as sumed, Bonkowski was escorted here from Washington a week ago and lodged in the county Jail. He still re mains there, although friends are try ing to find some way to get him out. Examination by the county phy sicians shows that Bonkowski la not dangerously insane, and Prosecutor Van Zile is disposed to let him go. Sheriff Gaston Insists that he can re lease Bonkowski only upon an order from the federal ooifrt, as he wat* brought here by federal officers. “We know nothing about the case except that Bonkowski was brought hack here.” says Assistant District Attorney Bland. “He Is a county charge. 1 have advised that a writ of habeas corpus be asked for.” Assistant Prosecuting Attorney C'harles s. Crane called upon Judge Swan Monday noon, to consult him with regard to getting Bonkowski out. The man formerly lived here and is said to be absolutely harmless except that ho has delusions as to hia having been called upon to assist 1 In govern ing the United States. He was ar rested at the White House. His former employer, Mr. Marr, Is working to g* t him released. LEGAL TANGLES COME FROM FAIRVIEW "As fine <i legal tangle us was ever presented t*j the* illy,” Is the way tb*» Corporation Couiioel Hally sizes ™ the present status of u number o? Falrview paving matters up for deter mination now. One of these has to do with the puviug of Jefferson ave About $ 15,000 was collected on this, and of tills sum $15,000 was paid on the bonds, while the other $30,000 was diverted to other uses. The question now conics up ns to whether Detroit Is liable tor the $30,u00 diverted before tne annexation of Falrview. Some othi r special assessment rolls cover property in Detroit and also In Grosse Holme park, the new village. The el'y of Detroit cannot collect mon ey for the village and the village has no legal right to get up new assess ment rolls to cover this property. It Is keeping all the lawyers involved awake nJghtH to try to ligure out how to i.ettle there problems. WANTS TO KNOW ABOUT NAVY EXPENDITURES WASHINGTON, Jan. 25—Senator liale introduced a resolution in the i,**nate today directing the romnfltir* on naval affairs t to investigate whether the money npprojniuteil by congress tor the United States navy is being expended in the most useful maimer, it is stated that this resolu tion is the result of an article recently publiahurt in a magazine charging ih:it the money was not being used to the In'St advantage. Orrin D. Kingtiey Dead. Orrln D. Kingsley, fot* 3n year* deputy collector of cnatonia at thl-i port, and one of the beat known mem l» rs ei Kali hanks post, \ R t S.itunlay, In bis home, So. „f,o ,\l> bo»t -a. Mr'Kingsley was [»or*n 1* ISt I in Newark. <),. and in 18.12 . arm* to Michigan. lie enlisted in c’o. 1/. of tie* fourth Michigan infan try. served through the civil war and was mustered out in 1866 as a **»r geant lie whs taken prisoner at the La lib* of (i< ttyshurg and aent to An dersonville, being one Of - the very f<,»# who fsriped from that prison. lte*l<!ea_J)ta wife, "Tie is survived ty two sons, two daughters'and f our brothers. The funeral will take plar* Tuesday afternr»on from the home and will he In charge of Fairbanks post. The Masons will have < harg** r»f the Interment at Evergreen cemetery. SIX STORIES TO OE ADDED TO HOTEL PONTCHARTRAIN PRESENT ACCOMMODATIONS OF BIG HOSTELRY ARE INSUF FICIENT— BIOS FOR WORK TO BE CONSIDERED WEDNESDAY. Estimates for the addition of six stories to the Pontchartralu hotel will be gone over Wednesda) of thin week, and It will then be fully decided whether this Improvement will be be gun at once, it la, however, probable that the completion of the orlgiual plaua of the building will be deter mined on. The plana, which were drawn by Architect George D. Mason, coulem pfttte the placing of a large convention hall on the fourtet nth atory of the .structure sufficient to accommodate gatherings of considerable situ with banquet hall, committee rooms and other auxiliaries. Additional kitchens are to be placed on the fifteenth floor and a roof garden Is to top the entire structure. ThU addition would also provide for 150 additional guest rooms. The I’ontchai train, under the management of Messrs. Woolley and Chittenden, has grown up to It* present capacity much sooner than was expected. When the hotel was built It was so arranged that additional stories could be con structed, but the definite plans and drawings for these were nut made until some time ago. Bids are now In und these will be gone over this week. Definite information cannot be given out at present," stated Wm. J. Chittenden. Jr. "The matter will bo decided within a few days, however." PENSION BUILDING TO BE USED FOR lUGURHTION HOUSE PASSES ON QUESTION, VOTE STANDING 183 TO 144-REP SIMS DECLARES BALL IS A FRAUD. WASHINGTON. Jan. 25—The use of the United States pension building was today granted for Inaugural ball purposes by the house of representa tives by a vote of 183 to 144. That part of the first floor where pensions are paid is reserved for the use of em ployes during inaugural week, bo that there will be no interference with the work of paying pensions. In opposing the bill Representative 81ms of Tennessee declared that the "inaugural ball was a fraud, anyway.” for the reason that the expenses of the ball were not paid by Washingtonians, us the public here would have the country at large believe, but came out of the pockets of visitors who overcharged by some business men" and others. In support of his asser tion. he read two letters received by persons not living iu Washington who had written here asking for hotel rates. One letter was from the Met ropolitan hotel, which asked $125 for the use of one room facing on Penn- f ylvanla-ave., sot one week, refusing to rent the room for a shorter period Another letter complained of was from the St. James hotel, which asked sls a day for a room not facing on Pennsvlvanla-ave., where the Inaugur ation procession can be seen, and S2O per day for a room facing on that ave nue. The rooms, also, It was staten, would not be rented for less than one week. TO ERECT LARGE DOCK. BAULT STE MARIE. Mich., Jan. 25. (Special).—A contract for the erec titon of an Immense dry dock in the Canadian Soo hua been let to the O’Boyle Brothers’ Construction com pany. The (\pck will accommodate the largest boats on the lakes. HOW MANY MEALS HAVE YOU SAVED 1 Do you show vour meal* do you good, a-* tin s.i>lng goes? Have >i»u the pioduct of former good dlnn.is luckd uway around your waist I In. ? Do tin > r.'proat h you? l*o they Uo heai .!> on >oui phyNlial conscience. ub tt were? Aie vou unxloua to iv forin'’ Weil.' then contemplate u period of pentUU-i Wiilit do >ou »a> to u month of unmodified breakfast food diet mad* thin, to he followed or accom i panle.l b> thirty day* of roifd work or !tt eight lifting No? ll'i'v al out a f< w months' course of Some .e l ill i put your teeth on edg. i acid, heartburn-causing. wrlnkle-forni lng. stonittch upsetting, high-priced patent advertised ”fnt remedy," then— I'Ny ’ All that retnaliiM for you to try. than. If >ou really wi«h to r••-form. i» Marmola Prescription Tablets These tablets posses* special \lrtuen the i most important of which !•: they cause not one ripple of Internal uneasiness i Neither do they leave wrinkle behind; nor Is dlettnu and exercise leoulreu t » h« .p out Vet. In a reasonable time they ar c < apable of rediu tng, possibly any man or woman on this green earth a pound or *o (tally. How about your ti ving tills safe and w ell infltfi seil plan If ><<n do not i are jto exer.-lse 01 dit*" The Marmola Com pany of Detroit Mlcp . or any druggist will give voir, for re* little as 76 cents one large • axe. so well stocked that Just that ohe care will show >ou the problem o' reducing #nfe|\ and ouPki, <n tine* full meals a dav has been jfolvet. WHEN fV|AU FURS Can be bought at present prices they are more economical than any other furs any price. All Jgjj Jg/f“ desirable grades for all classes of people. 13ft WMhlsHloa A»». ONE OF THE OLDEST MEN IN AMERICA —\ Escaped the Terrors of r *s *■ ' . ' lttribUU ..> "|gMI f -!t. r . - - *svi' : *> Mr. Isaac Brock, 120 Years Old Last Birthday. IKAA<' RRCKK. a dtlscii of M« lam inin county. Tt-xas, has ll\«d for' 1.0 y<-ara. For many years he resided at Ruaque Falla, Hghtceti .mu lea west of Waco, but now lives with tils son-in-law ut Valley Mills. Tcxaa Mr. Brock Is a dignified old Ki>nlle man. show Ins few' aliens of decrepitude. His family Bible la atill preserved, and it shows that the date of bis birth i was written 120 years ago. I In speaking of his good health and extreme old age. Mr. Brock says: “One of the tbmge I have found out to my entire eatlsfaction Is the proper thing for ailments that are due direct ily to the effects of the climate. For 120 years I have withstood the change able climate of the United States. •'1 have always hern a verv healthy man. but of course, subject to the af fections which are due to sudden changes in the climate and temper ature. “As for Dr. Hartman's remedy, Peruna, I have'found It to be the best, if not the only reliable remedy for l these affections. It has been my standby for many years, and I at tribute my good health and extrema old age to this remedy. ■lt exactly meets all my require ments. ll protects me from the *v 11 effects of sudden changes. It gives me strength; It keeps tuy blood In good Ask Your Druggist for a Free Peruna Almanac for 1909. TAXICABS WIN OUT BEFORE COMMITTEE Taxicabs win In the battle before the common council committee re garding their being allowed to run In opposition to tbe horse-drawn veh icles. Despite a strenuous battle put up by the cabmen before the ordinance committee, Monday morning, It was decided to recommend to the council the passage of an amendment to the present cab ordinance which will al low the taxienbs to stand In front of hotels and theaters to take up passen- George P. Codd and Ransom George appeared for Irwin 8. Scrim gcr. manager of the Auto Express Cos., to plead for the new amendments, which prescribe a rate of fare and hlro that the autos can*stand in front of buildings where the property owners have given written consent. Charles B. Sawyer, secretary of the board of commerce, also spoke In favor of the taxles. Win, Coots, for the hackmen, ar gued that It was not fair to let the taxicabs siand wherever they pleased, as they would get all the best trade away from the cabmen, who are com pelled to stand in front" of the city A * Asa Commercial Proposition % Eledric Light... , Is the only light a merchant can affprd to use. It combines every advantage of an illuminant with high adver tising and decorative value. Let us tell you how cheaply wa Cleanest. can li * ht your ,tore - ■ Brightest. Best. 7/f<f Edison Illuminating Company 1 Main 522a. Page Three circulation. I have come to rely upon It mliuoh entirely for the many lUtln tilings for which I need medicine. "When epidemics of la grippe first began to make tbeir appearance in this country ! waa a sufferer from this Ail* case. “I had several long sieges with the grip. At first I did not know that Peruna waa a remedy for this diMMe. When I heard that la grippe was epl demte catarrh, I tried Peruna for la grippe and found It to bo Juet tha thing.” In r later letter Mr. Brock writes: I nm well and feeling as well as I ha\ r for years. The only thins that bothers m« Is my eight. If 1 could eeo better 1 could walk ail over the farm and It would do me pood. I would not be without Peruna/ r Touaa truly t A letter dated July 3. 1»0«. written for Mr. Brock by hie wife, Sarah J. Brock, states: “Last printer I had juet gotten up out of a spell of eicknees. when I earn* menced taking Peruna. I think It Im proved my health very much.” In a postscript. Mrs. Brock adds: "Hr rece!\e« a great many letters in quiring about what Peruna will do. I Jo not answer them all. as I think they can get a bottle and try It." hall. He made the point that tha au tos are a loosing product, and ha Added the Information that tha hotels and saloons get a percentage of tha fares originating with them for tha taxicabs. The aldermen heard all the argu ments and then concluded not to *tay the march of progress, gasoline-driven. CLAIMS HE WAS ROBBED IN ROOMING HOUSE W. J. Smith, No. 41$ Orand River ave., complained to the police, Mon day morning that he had been robbed of S2O in a rooming houee at No. 124 Madlson-ave. Patrolman Elmer Bux ton arrested James and Hazel Burton, the colored proprietor*, on suspicion, hut only a small amount of money was found In their possession. Justice Jef fries later issued a warrant charging them with selling liquor without a license, as the police eay they have evidence that beer was served to Smith and a companion In one of the rooms. It Is pure! The seuled lead pack ets of “Salada" guarantee you tea free from artificial coloring matter, dust, dirt, and all forelgu substances. Ask your grocer soy it.