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No Tainted Ads. NINTH YEAR, NO. 133- PRES. TAFT SAYS HE WILL PURSUE— POLICIES OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT TAFT AND SHERMAN SWORN INTO OFFICE IN SENATE FIERCE SNOW AND SLEET STORM MARS INAUGURATION CERE MONIES—PART OF THE PARADE IS ABANDONED. <| NEW VultK, March 4. There 1» J 1 \ a strong piobublllty that If Thro i 1 (dot* Kuuii-vt-U uI liny, man- i 1 \ ug. i tw get holne tonight. lie wl Ii Sdoit L> leg powti Report* from i[ \ Oyit«i Buy ami oil L*>ng Island \ Ji tuwnn art- that mighty a nou iblfis \ i are piling op uIon k the roads and i plenty of them in th.- lona »ti*.-toh ]i of three mile* from Oyster Bay stu- \ ( i tlon to Roosevelt s home. \ i 1 So hea\j mi.- these drift* that / i| many automobile parti*** hu\e been , 1 i ( compelled to uhitrtdoii their rna- i i, chines and hire farmers' wagon* to i, reai li tin railroad stations Trol i 1 <i ley set vice on both the north and i 1 1 Mouth shores l* tied Up. I '| it was expected that Ml. House / \ velt would r* .o h ttyslei May ahoul i i li o\ lock t ii now i S no certainty of Ills reaching home Ji before tomorrow . WASHINGTON, March 4 - William Howard Tult wag Inaugurated pre. i deni of the l lilted States in the sen ate chamber ot the capltol. at noun today. The teirifl* storm which ha raged in Washington for twenty four hours made the outside cer* mouy im possiole. The parade also was pruc tieallv abandoned, leaving only uu es cort lor President Taft back to the White House. Inauguration day was ushered In with a fierce snow and sleet storm The storm was punctuated by flushed of lightning and thuuder. It struck Washington In its worst fury shortly after midnight and the national Capi tol was cut off for some time from the outside world so far as wire communi cation was concerned. The wires of both the Western Union and the Postal Telegraph com panies. after having given trouble all night, went down completely under the strain. Even the 10/al weather bureau Could not g*-t reports of Washington weather conditions. Trains hearing visitors from the southwest, west and north weie snow bound and many could not reach the capital in time for the purade. Penn svlvania-ave. was filled with snow and slush. The snow alternated with rain fall during the night and early morn ing, and was accompanied by peals of thunder and flashes of lightning, 't was one of the most remarkable me-j teorologlcal demonstrations ever wit- j pegged. Mr. Taft said he did not mind the snow an«i wind In 'he leas:, but Sena lor Knox, in charge of tin* program, declared It would be unwise to sub ject the aged chief justice and older members of the senate to such severe weather. As soon as the newly made president had completed his address lie was es corted to his carriage by the commit tee and driven buck to the White House, his carnage being surrounded by Troop A., of Ulevelund. mounted, it was announced that President Taft would review the parade at hast iu part and that that feature would not be abandoned although It was greatly curtailed. few of the political marching clubs caring to negotiate the heavy go iug, the snow being almost to a mans knees in the streets. The military and the marines and blue jackets, however, took their places in the line. It was ten forty five o’clock when Messrs. Roosevelt and Taft reached ihe capltol. They were In a closed car ilage, accompanied by secret service men, and memoers of the committee of arrangements. The ceremony of Inaugurating the I president followed the inauguration of the vice-president, In the senate cham ber, and was witnessed by a brilliant assemblage. A picturesque feature of every in- Luguratiou was witnessed, this being ihe appearance of the ambassadors and ministers from foreign nations. With all the pomp and < eremony In-, clileni to court etiuuette at home they * came Into the room, their resplend ent and myriad-colored garments ] forming an attractive picture of color against the decorous black of the: American dignitaries Hbout them. The ' diplomats took the place of honor as signed them. Following them, in the order named, i came the members of the cabinet; the delegation of visiting governors; the admiral of the navy and his aide; the j chief of the army and his Hide; officers or army aud navy, who by name have (i'ontllip on r««» Sexea.l TWO DETROIT ESTATES PAY INHERITANCE TAX A receipt showing that the estate of the late A. Judsou Burt paid an in heritance tax of 91.229.51 was filed in probate court Wednesday, The as j ypsainent was paid on property valued at $129,422 30. The estate of the late William E. . Qulnby has recently paid a similar tax < amounting to $2.323 84 on an estate' valued at $244,614.27. Job Prlaflos done right, lime* Print* tog Cos., 16 John R -at. Phene 1486. Ipeiroif WM. h. TAFT, OF OHIO, AND JAS. S. SHERMAN, OF NEW YORK BECOME PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT TODAY mm iMIL - ■ mniKivF, • ’ ;,^c ' ; 'rm I*let urea aIIM|..J|3aaSMMN Taft, of Ohio, uad J:tiar» *<-U«•<>!«■ raft Sherman. of trw York, wlio wrrr elected president and vlce-pre*ldeiit of tl»e l oiled State*. Tbolr Induction into 4* filer today Tn Y% nntilngrton, brniglu 200.000 « Ullur* ti* the nntlitnnl t-npllttl. Mr. Tuft wa* formerly a Jurist la t'lu elnuutl, later ndv o*-nt**-iernnnl of the I tilted .-Mate*, »jo% Muur-fearra I of the Philippine*. uad »ri*reti»i-| r of nur, lie la a gratlnate from Yale. Ylr. Sherman na« formerly rangrtatmaa from New York. Ife la a atNleattinn of grt-ni ability. SH! MAYOR HOLDS BREATH AS TIFT IS SWORN IN SILENCE IN CITY HALL AT PSYCHOLOGICAL MOMENT IS BREITMEYER COUP—COLD WA TER TOAST IMPRESSIVE SCENE. For five minutes, Thursday noon, ihe machinery of the city government was nr a standstill in accordance with Mayor Breltmeyer's request for a sus pension of business as u mark of te spoct to President Tuft, at the time w iiei. the oath of office was scheduled to be administered. In every city tfflee, even those under Democratic control, the mayor's request was heeded. Up to within a minute or two of the appointed time, 12: lu, the mayor was engaged In earnest consultation with a delegation of contractors, and it looked as though the mayor was going ti* forget a!! alx/iit the proclamation as far a° his own observance of it was concerned. But presently the door swing open, th*- contractors filed out ami the mayor, in the presence of Sec retary Van Fleet and a few friends who had dropped In. drank ad» .ir water toast to ’’peace, progress ami prosperity" and a successful admin istra; ton. Ulty Controller Dorenius. although a Demot rat, paused iu the signing of a big uunch of bonds and sent word to his clerks to follow his example. In the schools and in many public placer throughout the city the inaug uration was similarly observed an l not u few toasts were drunk In down town burs. Mayor Breltmeyer sent the follow ing telegram to President Taft during the forenoon: On behalf of the people of De troit I extend to you their sincere felicitations upon your elevation to the most important public office In the world and their most hearty wishes for peace, progress and prosperity under your administra tion. STEPHENSON IS RE-ELECTED MADISON, Wls., March 4.—United States Senator Isaac Stephenson was re-elected at noon today by the legis lature In Joint session. Mr. Stephen son received 63 votes. Soaking a cheap lead pencil in lin seed oil will Improve its writing qua.- itJes and make its sharpening more eary. PRIMARY RILL IS ACREED TO I Committee of whole consid ers MEASURE BY DICKINSON ISCHANGED MATERIALLY. (From a Staff Correspondent.) LANSING, March 4. —The Dickluson primary election bill was under fire till noon wlu-n it was finally agreed to in commltte* of the whole but pending concurrence to the bill a« amended ih* senate adjourned for dinner. Dh’k inson says the material changes made in the hill are u« follows: Circuit court judges may be nominated by direr' vote on petition thereofT; submission of direct vote made mandatory on counties not now under the system; question to tie put up to the voters ou first Monday in April, 191 U; district nominations made mandatory in cltle* of more than 7U.00U population; op tional statement by legislature candi dates re I itive to support of candidates so: United States senators stricken out. WOMAN KILLED BY BURGLARS SAUGATUCK, Mich.. March 4. Mrs. Harry Baldwin, a widow living tw’o miles east of here, was found d<ad in her home with two bullets In her tight temple, this morning. She was evidently killed by burglars as the house was completely ransacked. Her body was discovered by her son. Several barns have been fired in this vicinity lately and much excitement is created bv today’s murder mystery. N. Y. BANKER KILLS RIMSELE NEW YORK, March 4K. (’. Hoi lins. head of the banking firm of F l\ Hollins & Cos., with offices at No. II Wall «t., committed suicide today Ht his home. 621 West 138th-st., by inhal ing Illuminating gas At the offices of Mr. Hollins it was stated that the only cause the suicide was ill healtlt countr7es~mobilize TROOPS FOR CONFLICT SAUNA CRUZ. Mexico, March 4 i Nicaragua and Salvador are mobilis ing troops for war. The Salvadorean warship Presldente has sailed under sealed orders, presumably to bombard Nicaraguan ports. THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1909. Fr 'Hi— IF , . :;rl—fc S* ' ‘ V > mfm I • v i-Jx /&• 1 - I .■ . m 1 ■pi. FOREMAN OF TWINE PLANT .IS CALLED ~ »appears before grand jury IN PRISON INQUIRY—RUMOR OF IMMUNITY DENIED JACKSON, Mich., March 4. (Spe cial.) —Prosecuting Attorney Keecu and Attorney Hark worth both deny th<j rumor that the matter of calling ex Warden Armstrong as a witness b fort the grand jmy upon promise of immuuity from prosecution is being tenously coushlered. They state if any him h thing occurs It in some tiling beyond their knowledge, and Warden Armstrong states he has not agreed to any such proposition. He does not say, however, thut the matter has not been discus led. Fore 'mail Myer ol the twine plant was : called as u witness this morning. From those who ure In close touch will, the grand jury investlgutic u it Is lentied the state practically lies made no headway toward convincing the jury that an Indictment again:. t any one should he returned. Profs. Allen and Anderson, of the mechanical engineering staff, state uni versity, are here as witnesses before the grand Jury today. Allen was eu gaged hy the- prison board, together with Prof V rent more to inspect the prison machinery. SCORES PRISON CONTRACT LABOR J.ANBINH, Mich March 4. — (Spe cial.)—At a public bearing before the Jackson prison house committee today .on the bill by K«-p darken, or De- I trolt, to abolish c onvict labor by con tract, Hal H Smith, of Detroit, lu supporting the measure, scored the I prison c ontract labor system severely, calling It a menace to free labor and a breeder of dishonesty whieh should I be wiped off the statute books, | Ham penna, of Detroit, also spoke j vigorously for the bill and against the (system. Sentiment Is growing in fav ; or of the measure., Alleged Forger Locked Up. Charles Esper. charged with paas ing a forged check on William Anklin. a grocer at Hunt-st. and Joseph Cam* pau-ave.. was arr»*sted by betectlvsi j Golden and Bandenier. Thursday, on a CHpias Issued by Justice Stein Me had failed to appear after being releas ed on ball. Esper was first arrested Jan. 8. when sifting as a Juror In the i c ircuit court lie was released on i bail and failed to return. Look Itliurtlf, we nsk no sudden or thoughtless purrhaso. Don't tide* our word, but Inquire when you order. It IwllJ he Stroll • Beer. Pbwns Mata SIS for s cm*. MOTHERS' LEAGUE ! T0 KEEP UP SCHOOL i BOARO EIGHT ORGANIZATION MAINTAINED AND WOMEN WILL KEEP ON HUST LING—FLAG INCIDENT AIDED IN LEONARD’S DOWNFALL. "The women of the Fourteeuth ward, or at least, a goodly portion of them, feel that they ure avenged on Hupt. Martindale and Inspector uni for ih* ir insult iug attitude in con nection with the flag incident some time ago.’’ says Mrs. Evelyn L’reus ere. chairman of the Mothers' league, who led the tight among the women in the primaries last Monday. !t was Mrs Creusete, representing the Women’s Relief corps, who made the tender of the American flags to the schools, and who was rebuffed. "We consider it a stinging rebuke to Mr. Leonard for the unpatriotic atti tude he took in regard to the presen tation of the flags," says Mrs. Creus ere. "We felt that lie as inspector from the Fourteenth ward, should have been one of the first to see that the flags were presented. because the Western high school Is iu our ward His Interest should have been with the school and not with the suporlu tendenf. The flag incident aroused th** women of our ward more than any thing else. Many of them called me tip by 'phone and I explained It fully to them at numerous homes and at various times, so that there was a complete understanding of his action in upholding Mr Martindale. "While this was the principal cause, there were many other reasons why we felt that w«- could not consistently support Mr Leonard, and which made us determined to make an active cam paign this year. We carried on a cam paign of education by means of print ed pamphlets, showing up his record, and what it meant to the taxpayers It wiitlnued on Tat* Mi.l 1,000 LUES LOST ON CANTON RIVER VICTORIA, B. <’, March 4 —One thousand lives were lost on the (’an ion rl\er near Hong Kong as the re sult of the overturning of a kerosene lamp on a flower boat, wrhich wat* chained to other vessels. The fire spread rapidly t.» the other ships and resulted In one of the wurtl disasters known In the \ trinity of long Kong The news (if the < atastrophe was brought to this < ity by the Akrirch Main, which hu* Just docked at this port Will Prosecute Lawless Corporations But Encourages Business Interests Pursuing Progressive Methods. -Urges Tariff Readjustment At Early Date. WASHINGTON, March 4.—Presi dent Taft, after his inauguration in tin seuate chamber today, delivered lilk inaugural addreas. He declared he would pursue the policies of *Theo dore Roosevelt, enforcing the law against the lawlessness and abuses of power of the great combinations of capital invested in railroads and in dustrial enterprises carrying ou inter state commerce. President Taft assured the business interests of the country, however, that he means to encourage those pursu ing proper aud progressive methods. He says the revision of the tariff should secure an adequate revenue and adjust the duties in such a man ner as to afTord to labor aud to all Industries in this country protection by tariff equal to the cost of produc tion abroad aud tho cost of produc tion here. President Tuft urges the readjustment of the tarifT at an early date so business conditions may be come normal. His speech follows: My Fellow Citizens Any «>n« who take* th»- outh 1 have Just taken, must (eel u heavy weight of responsibility. If not. he has no conception of the powers and doth* of the office upon which Ji** Is about to enter, or tie is lacking In a proper sense of the obliga tion Which the oath Impose*. The office of an Inaugural address is to give a summary outline of the main policies of the new- administration, so fai us they can be anticipated. I have had the honor to be one <*f the advisers of my distinguished predecessor, and. as such, to hold up ids hands in the reforms he ha* Initiated. I should not be untrue to myself, to my promises and to the declarations of the party platform upon which I was elected to office, If I did not mukc the. maintenance and enforcement of those reforms a most Important feature of my administration They were direct ed to the suppression of ttie lawless ness and abuses of power of the great combinations of capital Invested tn railroads and Industrial enterprises carrying on Interstate commerce. The stops which my predecessor took and the legislation passed on his rec ommendation have accomplished much, have caused a general hult in the vi• lous policies which created popular alarm, and have brought about, tn the business affected, a much higher regard for existing law. To render the reforms lasting, how ever. and to secure at the suine tiino freedom from alarm on tin* part of those pursuing proper and progressive business methods, further legislative and executive action are needed Re 'lief of the railroads from certain re strictions of the anti trust law have been urged by my predecessor and will 1 be urged by m« On the other Imnd, the udmlnlstra PROTEST IS MADE BY SPIRITUALISTS HEARING IS HELD BEFORE JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON SEN. ANHUT’S MEASURE. (From 4 Staff Correspondent.) EANaiNG, Mich.. March 4—(Spe cial.) —A lurge delegation of spiritual ists wtre given a hearing by the Joint legislative committee on the hill to prohibit the practice of palmistry, clairvoyant e and otih r similar devices for gain, Introduced by deuator An hut of Detroit. Geo. B. Warne, of Chicago, president of the National Bpli Ituallsts associa tion. spoke against the bill, quoting legal decisions which hold this society Is entitled to the same standing be fore the law as all other religious de nominations. The hearing will lie con tinued tonight when K. W. Sprague. Sam Hernia and Ed. S Groce, all or Detroit, and slate* committee men of the society will speak against the measure*. Mrs. E Snow Hoyt, of Bat tle Greek, president of tin* slut** so dtty, is present, aud will speak against rht hill at the hearing this evening Impottor Swindle* Grocer* A "phony" agent for the brunch of fice of the ’ll. J Heinz Hlrklo company at No. 81 Macomb xt . Is reaping a harvest from small groceries In the Polish district. He collected sls each from Mrs Ostrowski. No 746 B< hanan »t.. and Mrs Toblnn, No. 865 Guilin* st Officials of the company state that their regular man is sick, and that the alleged collector is an Impontor. j THE WEATHER, j l»t*«r*df mnl «lctnlt>i ltiur«<lH> alglil noil Krltls*. |»urll> rltiiiilyi «•<>■( In itetl < <>ld tonlgbl | rising truiprratiirr 6'fl ,tu> i nlmU ahlftlag to iiimlrratr luatk srljr. I.ntxrr Yllrblasoi I i*lr litalgkt sail Friday I rlnlng irmpmitiirr Friday nail In nnt portion tunlghli v* Inti* bn-tiw* lag light anti xarlahlr. TllllYY’% I KYIIT.It \ H MK*. H a. m 2o in a. m 27 7 n. m Jo II a. nt 27 Ma. »w ... 2f> 12 •• tttiit ... „*t* W a. n* 27 I p. m 2> tin*- year ago t***layi >la«lmtuu frn« prralurr, 21 1 minimum, 21 1 •n**aa. 2*o clear weather. sun row at S M a. in . and sets at 2:2V p. at. Alexander, i mhrrlla*. 2« Negro*. LAST EDITION ONE CENT tlon U pledged to legislation looking to a proper federal supervision and ra ni fiction to prevent excessive issue of bond* and stocks by companies owning and operating Interstate commerce rail* roads Then. too. a reorganization of thn department of Justice, of the bureau of corporations in the department of commerce and labor, and of the Inter state commerce commission, looking to effective co-operation of these agen cies, is needed to secure a more rapid and certain enforcement of the laws affecting Interstate railroads and In dustrial combinations. To Mafeguurd l.egltluiatr Business. I hope to be able to submit, at lha first regular session of the incoming „ congress, in December next, definite suggestions In respect to the needed amendments to the anti-trust and in terstate commerce law. and the changes required In the executive departments concerned In their enforcement. II Is believed that wllb (be ckaagee to be reeoiumraded, Americas baelaese can be aeeared of that measure of sta bility nod certainty In respect ta than* things tbnt ntny be done nnd those that nrc prohibited, which Is essential to tho life and growth of all business. Nsch a plan must Include the right af tha people to at nil themselves of thasa methods of coiublalng capital and ef fort deemed necessary to reach the highest degree of economic efficiency, at the su me time differentiating be tween combinations based upon legiti mate economic reasons und those formed with the Intent of ereutlag mo nopolies nnd nrtlflclally controlling prices. The work of formulating Into prac tical ehapo auch changes is creative work of the highest order, and requires all the deliberation possible in the in terval. 1 believe that the amendments to be proposed are Just as necessary In the protection of legitimate business aw In the clinching of the reforms which properly bear the name of my predecessor. \r matter of most pressing Import; anca la the revision of the tariff. In accordance with the promises of the platform upon which 1 was elected, I shall call congress Into extra session, to meet on the fifteenth day of March. In order that consideration may be St once given to a bill revising ths Ding ley act. This «li on Id secure an adequate rev enue and adjust the duftee la auch a manner ■■ to afford to labor aad to all Industries In tills country, wbetber of the farm, mine or factory, pro lectio* by tariff equal to the difference be tween the cost of produetlou abroad and the coat of product 100 here, and have a provision which shall put Into force, upon executive determination of certain facte, a higher or Bnaaluvune tariff ngalnet those couutrtee whose trade pulley toward ue equitably re quires such discrimination. It is thought that there has been su< h a change In conditions since tho enactment or the Dlngley act. drafted (Continued on Page Sovea.) TRIES TO CARRY OFF YOUNC GIRL CHILD SCREAMS WHEN MAN SEIZES HER; SUSPECT ARREST ED AND IDENTIFIED. While walktug on Buchauau-st., near Grand Rlver-ave., about 7:30 o’clock. Wednesday eveulng, Lillian Bernie, 14 years old, of No 29 Mulberry-pl., was seized by a uihu, who started to car r> her uway. Tbe girl screamed lusti ly and tbe man, after vainly trylug to • inlet tier with pi utilises of candy, finally dropped her and ran. The girl reported the incideut to tlie police of Grand River station and Precinct Detecilve Ed Gill picked up Sam Ni< hols, aged 4u, who was loiter ing in the neighborhood of Buchanan nuu Grand River. He was positively ldtiutfi«-d by the Bernle girl and Jus tice JefTries, Thursday. Issued a war lunt charging him with assault and battery. Nichols was In the police court. Tues day, charged with disorderly conduct and v as fined s.<, with the alternative o' 10 days in the works. His fine was paid by a aalooukeeper. Nichols was arralguei before Jus tice Stein at noon. He declared that be knew nothing of the charge against him. and that he was ‘either drunk or crary." Justice Stein adjourned the case to March S. CLAIMS DAMAGES FOR RAZING OF BUILDING Asa sequel to the tearing down of the building at No. 914 Chene-st., last January, b> the foreigners of the northeastern part of the city, the Kk h. rdt-Be kei Brewing Cos. filed suit for di mages in the circuit court, Thursday, against Clinton J. Kdga>. Veronica Hlrsch. Louis Schmid, the Schmid Slsman Cos. und Ignatius Lerch enfeld. The building was leased to the brew ing company by Veronica Hlrsch in 1907 foi live years. It was sublet to Vincent Farwona. who handled the Ek hutdt-Be« ker Brewing Co.’s beer. Lat er the premises were sold to Ignatius Feichenfeld and b) him to Clinton J. Edgar. The plaintiffs claim that thsaa sales and transfers wers part of a scheme to them out of the leaae. and that the defendants finally, oa Jan. 16. had the building torm dowa and carried away.