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No Tainted Ads. NINTH YEAR. NO. 133. CITY OWNERSHIP MAY BE SOLUTION, ! SAYS EXPERT FAMOUS CHICAGO TRACTION MAN DECLARES CONDITIONS IN CIT IES SIMILAR AND TELLS OF SETTLEMENT IN HOME TOWN. Blon J. Arnold, the traction export who gets a retainer of $30,000 a year | from Chicago for his aid In street rail way mutters, stopped off on his way from New York to Ids home and spent I a couple of hours In consultation Secretary Paul C. Kenaud, of the Com mittee of Go. He went over the var* : lous street railway maps that have been prepared and declared that there, are many conditions here similar to those that prevailed In Chicago when that city was seeking a solution of her problem. ”1 think that your committee plan is a very good on**.” he said. “It will j help the people of the city to get a comprehensive knowledge of the prob lem. Alauy elements ot your traction problem are the same as those wo had to consider. •\Ve had to think, not only of need- j ed extensions but of immediate re-* habitation. Your committee may do ) as our civic body did in working out; a plan of eventual municipal owner- J •hip.” He described to Secretary lh uaud the Chicago plan by which the com pany gets a franchise which may be terminated by purchase on the part | or the cliy at a fixed valuation. The j Mads there were first appraised at tb%n value, s*M down at jGU.OOO.OOO. Th V it was agreed that any addition of c>4'ital for entirely new lines or equipment should he considered us e\ tra in addition to the price to be paid by the city eventually, while all im provements paid for out of earnings ate not so considered, tie* price to tile city not being raised by these latter improvements. The Chicago roads now have a re habilitatlon fund to take care of re placing old ttucks and equipment. S per cent or more of earnings going l into this fund. It was hoped to have Arnold here at the opening mating In the council chamber Monday evening but he will; he unable to appear. Another Chicago expert will be present. however. !■ F. Ingram will be one of the local speakers, ami W. 1 • Mahon will be another if he is in town. Municipal, ownership will be the principal topic | dlftCUMed. ) Among the conservatives on the’ Committee of r.u there is now a dispo sition to give the fullest consideration i o the arguments for municipal owner ship. SUGAR COMBINE i host vwsm.ni; YORK. March D. — I The govern-, ni»»nt this afternoon won »t- suit against the American Sugar Refining company, known as the sugar .trust, when a Jury in the United States cir cuit court rendered a verdict permit ting Uncle Sam to recover 1Ui4.1i0.U3, 1 the full amount sued for. The government brought suit for the i amount, declaring that the sugar trust i had not paid customs duties because jf fraudulent weighing machines The jury found 4he trust guilty after being aut an hour and twenty minutes. DETROITER CHARGED WITH BIG FUR THEFT ■i .. David Werhe, aged 23, son of Hern-j ird Werhe. a pawnbroker at Wayne- . »t. and Michigan uve., was arrested by .he Toledo police. Friday morning, on i charge of stealing $2,.'>00 worth of j 'urs from Sussman & Co.'s fur store. ! Toledo. The goods were recovered in i depot In Toledo., as Werhe and a companion, David W. Hluir, a former street •fakir” of Detroit, were about to board a train. JUNKETS START FOR INSTITUTIONS (From a Staff Correspondent.) LANS I NO, Mich.. March s.—Three j more legislative Junkets started today on visits to Marquette prison, Ypslluntt j Normal school and Kalamazoo asylum, i Aged Pair in Divorce Court. Wllhelmina Czolbe and her hits 1 band. Christian, both almost To veins of age. are fighting for a divorce in! judge Mandeil’s court. They wor*i mat t ied In U»m», and lived together | only seven months. - - The trouble* of the Czoihes were aired In .Judge Murphy’s court about a year ago, when the husband was re fused a divorce. Since the other suit was dismissed the husband has inherited slu.ouo' worth of property. ; THE WEATHER, j llrtroli mill tietaltyi I'rlilii) night. Ihcrritalng cluiiillntw ultli |trol>Nlil> innsi Snturitn), «-louil> »>ltli mum or rwlni rt«lnn iruiprrntiirri iiioilr-rii tr rtiihlr n^mU. Lower Mlt-hlunm *1 tirrutrniiiK nenlli rr with ruin or «iiuw Intr lonlnht or Sntur«ln> t rl«liiK Irmprmliirri moder ate larlnhlr wlail-i. Onr >rnr huo |oiln> i Wiivlmooi tem per* lure. !U: mint mu in. Krt i nirnn, itM| with .41 Inelira of rnln nml iiiiw ilurlnn the etenlnit. not Itl.V TKlll’K.lt %T 1 RKS. 6 a. m Itt to n. in j:t 7 a. m 17 I I m. m gg la. m It* I'i noon jn t ft. m 21 I |». m 2N Alrtnaiter, I nihrrlla*. JH Monna. Chert Merer W lanw tinm. For avarywhoro. |p*iroii tfrimes Admiral Wainwrisht Has Distinguished Recur J ' wit • *>. 4 • . ■ • ' 4f' !*'■'' J'SxSKL. 7? t\ ! Hear-liimlriil Milliard Wulunrluht, Mho lina a UlMtlnguluhi-il SpuiiUli war reeortl. Thl** plnture l» from u photo uiiii'h of liliuirul WHlnmlKhl, taken ■ iiorll) before hi* promotion to ml- Ittfrul. HR LOOKS GOOD FOR MOTHER TERM AS O.PJi READ KNOCKERS ARE BUSY BUT MAY OR SIDES WITH COMMISSIONER i HETHERINGTON AND POSTAL TO BE REAPPOINTED. I I Ah the time drawn nearer when ! Mayor Breitmeyer must make his ap- I pointments of various commissioners, ' the suspense with regard to his choices l» growing more acute. It la regarded an settled that M. H. Hurl hill v\tll he park commissioner, and that no appointment will be made at once for police commissioner, Com missioner Smith holding over for a time. There lias been a hard fight to prevent tin naming of J. J. Huarer for a second term as public works commissioner, but the mayor lias stood linn for the appointment ot llaarer, so far. Harry P. Hetherington is to be tendered another term as lighting 'commissioner. and Fred Postal will have a chance to serve again as poor commissioner If he so desires. John It. Wiley is also expected to get an other term on the house of correction hoard. < The two problems are the vacan cies coming on the tire commission and the water board. ' Fire Commis sioner Moore is a Republican and so is Water Commissioner Pendleton, but the peculiar casting of the horoscope of politics about Nov. 3 last wus such that it Is not believed that they will , remain iu tlielr present places. Leon Fink and lxiuis deist have been men tioned as possibilities for those places. SITS HUBBY KEEPS i TIAIO HOUSEHOLDS Declaring that her common-law has hand. Harry Hunt, divided his time equally between her home and that of another alleged wife, Mabel Hunt. 10 j years oid, applied to .Justice Jeffries ■ r'oi a warrant, charging Hunt with > bigamy. Justice Jeffries, after hearing 1 her stoiy. issued u warrant charging i assault and battery for an attack al j leged to have been made on Mrs. Hunt ! Feb. 28. I Mrs. Hunt says site nas passed as ! the wife of the defendant for two years, though no ceremony was ever performvl. Hunt, she showed i her w hat purported to be a marriage j license and said they were married. | '1 hey lived happily until a month ago. ! when, site says, Hunt met (he Walters j woman. Mrs. Mabel Hunt works for the Wlrdlflch Publishing Cos., in the Mur phy Power building. The other wom an works for the Princess Mfg. Cos , on the floor below. BTALK HELD FOR TRIAL ON MURDER CHARGE Frank Hislk. charged with the mur 'der of aged Mrs Frances Richard Slkora In iter home on Alexandrine ave. east, Felt.'2o. appeared before Jus i dee Stein, h iJd ty, for examination, btr i waived examination elncting to tie tried in the recorder's court. t "I have no lawyer." said Mlalk. "hut a friend has promised to get me one." Hi was bound over without ball. Carriage Maker Kills Self. PHJI'A, <>., March ft.—W. H. Wal- Inirn. aged 52, of the firm of Wilburn & Hiker, one of the largest puny car . nuge marufa< turera in the l T nite l states, hung himself at St Paris this meriting. No cause Is assigned for the dc ed. NEGOTIATIONS ON FOR PURCHASE OF THE LORAINE GRAY A WORCESTER TRY AO BUY PLACE AND PLAN TO ESTAB LISH SWELL DRUG STORE IN 'PREMISES. If negotiations thut have been on for some days come to a successful Issue, a model drug a*ore comparing lu Its appointmuuts and equipment with any • n the east, will soou take Its place ou Woodwm d-ave.. in -the very heart of the city's retail district. At one time it look«.d as though the deal bad been practically closed, but some hitch utoae end Just now the negotiations are at a standstill. They will prob ably be renewed later, however. Ever since their advent In Detroit, through the purchase of John VV. Oi ay's Interest in the drug firm of Dray & Worcester. Woodward ave. and Wileox-si., Louis K. Liggett and his Boston associates have been on th»* alert lor another good opening on the u\,euue One of the places '‘spotted" by Mr. Liggett wus the l»raine, in the Majestic building, an Ideal location for a first-class drug store, fronting as it does on the avenue and bacKlng up on the Majestic arcade. | After looking the place over, Mr. Liggett, or rather Gray & Worcester, fui the new store would he eslabllkh !ed In the company name, made the McCormick Mercantile Cos., which con ducts the lairaine, a definite offer, and the negotiations were on. A counter proposition was made, it is said, and • soon afterwards came the hitch. There the matter stands. - Mr. Liggett return ed to Boston. Thursday night, and at the Gray & Worcester establishment no d* finite information is available as to ib« future plans. Manager Patterson, of the admits that negotiations huve been on, but says, however, that no deal will be made unless the company gets its price, "We are not .anxious to sell," he said. "We are doing a splendid busi ness and It is Increasing every month.” Tht re is no more desirable loca tion on the avenue than that occupied ' by the Loraine. and for a drug store of the type planned would tie Just the I thing. Ii is not the intention of Gray At | Worcester to abandon the present looa | Hon it the deal goes through. JURY PROBES POWER PLANT CLERK STONE IS RECALLED TO STAND—PROSECUTOR SAYS IN QUIRY IS NOT FAILURE. JACKSON, Mich., March s.—(Spe cial. ) —Prosecuting Attorney Reece states that Attorney-General Bird baa made u firm denial of the report al leged to have come from him that R* «.v! had fallen down on tho binder twine plant investigation, as stated, in i the napore last night Reece says » Bird hat* since t ailed iilm by long dis anoe telephone and branded the report | in question as false. ! cieik Slone, of the prison, was re called to the witness stand this morn ing. lie brought with him a letioi file vouchers and contracts. It is unler ! stood ttie power, neutmg and lighCng I plant Is now being investigated. No developments of any importance resulted from the testimony taken this forenoon. Capt. Stout* was on the stand until 11:30, and was followed by Supt. Brewer. Stone presented cor respondence and shipping bills from Hoover and Gamble of Miamisville, O verifying the sale of the machin ery and showing It was shipped direct from the factory. EXEMPT SOCIETIES OF SPIRITUALISTS (From * Staff Correspondent.) LANSING. Mich., March s.—Spirit ualists have succeeded In getting their i societies exempted from the opera tion of Senator Anhut'a palmistry bll’ which would prohibit the practice of ; clairvoyance, fortune telling and tho like. ORATORICAL TREAT COMING TO FLINT Mayor Brcltmeyer will take part In the opening of the new Fllnt-Saglnaw Ur.c. which will mark the completion of through electric interurban travel from Detroit to Bay <’lty. and will vpcak at the banquet held In honor of the event in Flint next Wednesday evening The mayor and other I>e trailers will lease here Wednesday morning In a special car and will go over the new line, returning to Flint, where the feast and oratory will he enjoyed. The mayors w>f Saginaw, Bay City and Flint ate all down on the pro I gram for speeches. Bryant Winner By Narrow Margin Charles Bryant appears to be the Democratic candidate ftu* school In j spec-tor in the Fourteenth ward. He lerelved two votes, as far ns the can ivasa"has gone, and seems to have the situation well In hand, no one else having got more than one vote Bryant Is understood to be almost as strongly anti-Martlndale as George M. Condon who was nominated on the 1 Republican side. FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1909. STATE LANDS SOLD! AT 10 PER CENT OF VALUE —CAHL K. SCHMIDT. DETROITER SAYS LOSS IN SIX YEARS HAS BEEN 19,000.000- TALKS OF “CRIMINAL NEGLIG ENCE OF OFFICIALS.*' *‘l notice that Land Commissioner Russell has offered a lengthy resolu tion asking for a complete Investiga tion of the whole land business by the legislature, '* says Carl E. Schmidt, who was a member of the commission of in quiry which Investigated the subject fully some time ugo anu submitted an exhaustive report ' Mr. Russell knows very well that It took one whole I >ear of steady work on the part of at ! least, live meu to prepare the repor. j of the commission of inquiry, aud tha» any investigation the members of the legislature might make would develop nothing because of the short time they would have to devote to the matter. “The trouble, of course, is that the land office has been investigated too thoroughly, aud this move is merely u subterfuge to blind the legislature It is up to the commissioner to deny the facts set out in our report. Spe cific instances are giveu. showing that tiie state has been absolutely robbed of an immense wealth because of the criminal engllgence of its officials. “Russell’s figures as to the amount received by the state are probably cor rect. but when you consider that the lands were sold for Just about lu per cent of their value. It shows that the state actually lost at least $9,000,000 In the past six or seven years. The re port gives many instances where the land was appraised by the land office at less than 5 per cent of the timber value alone, saying nothing of the j value of the laud. On the 21.455 acres | It was possible for us to look Into, the average loss to the state was $10.20 j lei acre, and the value of the timber! was five times that received by the state for the land and timber together. “Further, the report shows that less than 5 per cent of the lands went tc actual settlers, the bulance going to speculators, many of them not even residents of the state. "If the commissioner will follow out the requirements of the law which says that the timber is to he estimated, and a proper valuation placed on the lands, in other words put the true value on the lands, he will And that the peo ple who are at present anxious to get state lands will not mandamus him to compel him to sell, for they wi(l then he obliged to pay sl2 per acre for land that Is only worth sl2 per acre for land and timber. It la the present method of appraising the lands at less than 10 per cent of their value that makes them eager to buy some of them." JUVENILE COUNT BILL PREPARED The bill providing for the establish | I ment of a juvenile court In Wayne county, on which Judge Kohnert has | been working for several weeks,* wus ( 'sent to Lansing, Thursday afternoon. 'lt will be introduced by Robert Ogg. The bill provides for the establish ment of a special juvenile court sep arate and distinct from other courts In all counties containing a city with a population of over 200,000. In coun ties of a smaller population the pro ; bate Judge will continue to hear ju venlle cases, as at present. In the new bill the age at which chil dren can be dealt with In the juvenile court Is raised to 17 years. The limit j Is now 10 years. Provision la made for the trial or children over 14 years j charged with a felony. With the con sent of the juvenile court Judge they will lie trl**d in the regular criminal courts, but apart from adult prison ers. One clause provides that no children under 17 ure to be carried In a patrol wagon or oth**r vehicles In which adult offenders are carried, and no one un der 17 Is to tie confined In a police sta tion or Jail There must bo u place of confinement especially for youthful prisoners. The salary of the juvenile judge is fixed at $3,500 per year and a clerk at $2,000 per year is provided for. AOMIRI CEIfERA DYING IN SPAIN - ... CADIZ, March s.—Vice Admiral Pasquale Cervera is dying at Puerto Real. The last sacraments were ad ministered to him today. Admiral Cervera commanded the Spanish fleet that was destroyed by the American Meet off Santiago, Cuba, In I*9B. He was taken prisoner and spent some time at Portsmouth. N. 11, | - Clerks After Higher Salaries. Although Commissioner Huarer, of the |i p W.. recommended few salary w Mists In bis estimates, there is still ju chance for the clerks who believe ,ihat they have been underpaid In the past and want to get more money for the future. Me will take up the salary finest lon directly w;ith the ways and means committee of the council and that body is expected to Increase the figures In several places. Then It will be up to the clerks to make a showing j before the hoard of estimates as to their value to the city. 1 Or«dit L«. RallafS ROOSEVELT MAKES HIS DESUT AS AN EDITOR CERTAIN NEWSPAPERMEN SNEER AT IDEA OF PAYING HEED TO DICTATES OF SOUND MORALITY, HE SAYS. NEW YORK, March 6 —Theodore Roost velt has stepped out of the White House Into the editorial sanc tum lu this week's issue of the Out look with the names of the editor-in chief, associate managing editor, his name uppeara a tuutriouiing editor. He contributes ids first udnoilal to that pub.i. at toe under date oi March 5, Its title beiug "Way 1 believe in the kind of journalism lor wlmu tlie Out | look stands.' He says: S “faring the last few years lV has become lamentably evident that cer tain daily newspapers, certain perrotT" icals, are owned or « ontrolled by men ot vast wealth who hate gained tbeir wealth in evil fashion, who desire to stifle or twist the houest expression of public opinion, and who find an in strument fit for their purpose in the guided and purchased mendacity of those who edit and write for such pa pers and periodicals. “These meen sneer ut the very idea of paying heed to the dictates of a sound morality; as one of their num ber has cynically put it, they are con cerned merely with selllug the public whatever it will buy—a theory of con duct which would Jutalfy the existence of every keeper of Hn opium den, every sou! creature who ministers to the vices of mankind. Here, again, it is perhaps not especially to the credit of lir. Abbott and his associates that they have avoided this pit; fortunately, they are so constituted that it is simply an impossibility for them to fall into it. "Hut they do deserve very great credit for avoiding another type of t« niptatlou which has much fascina tion for men of cultivation utid of re fined taste, aud which is quite as fatal to their usefulness as indulgence in yellow Journalism. “A cultivated mau of good intel ligence, who lias acquired the knack lof saying bitter things, but who lacks the robustness which will enable him to feel at ease among strong men of action, is apt, if his nature has in it anything of meanness or untruthful m ss, to Htrlve for a reputation in what is to him the easiest way. “He can find no work which is easier —and less worth doing—than to sit in cloistered aloofness from the meu who wag* the real and important struggles of Ule and to endeavor, by an unceas ing output of slander In regard to them, to bolster up his own uneasy desire to be considered superior to them. “Now, a paper edited by men of this stamp does not have much popular influence, and therefore is less detri mental to the people at large than yel low Journalism; but it may, to the ex tent of its power>exert a very real influence for evil by the way in which it teaches young men of good educa tion, whose talents should he at their country’s service, that decent and up right public men are as properly sub jects of foul attacks as the most de based corruptionist; that efficiency and wickedness are interchangeable and that the corrupt attitude to adopt, in facing the giant problems of our great and troubled time, is one of sneering and supercilious untruthful ness.” WORLD EDITOR IS ARRAIGNED IN N.Y. NEW YORK. March 3 Caleb M Van Hamm, managing editor of the j New York World, and the Press Pub * llshlug company, under Indictment In connection with articles printed In the* World on the Panama canal, was ar-j ralgned before Judge Holt iu the fed- j erul circuit court today. The Press Publishing company was represented by Delancey Nicoll and John Lindsay. Mr. Van Hamm was represented by Samuel Untermeyer. United StateH District Attorney i appeared on behalf of the I prosecution. Judge Holt gave the de fondants one week In which to demur tdithe indictments or enter a plea. I he : I indictments are voluminous, due to 'the fact that they Include many clip i pings from the World. Mr Vun Hamm was paroled in the ! custody of his counsel. MUST PAY JILTED WOMAN FOR NURSING A verdict for almost the full amount of her claim was awarded Mrs Mary 1 Frazer by a Jury In Judge Winner's j court, Friday morning Mrs. Fraser! brought suit to recover from Victor , Morand S3BO, representing money she 1 paid out for presents, a hoard bill 1 for several weeks, and eight weeks ) nursing Sirs. Frarer testified that Morand 'premised to marry her and then gig | j ged back. The Jury awarded her S2OB. marriage” swings PRISON DOORS Cupid has intervened In behalf of Smith I. Reynolds, charged with In ducing ICyearold Helen Hurt Richard son to enter a disorderly house on Champlaln-st. James A. Millard, who was Implicated In the unpleasant rase, hut was not arrested, took out a li cense to wed the girl, Friday -morn ing. and the knot was fled by Justice Ott early Friday afternoon. Ah a re sult of the marriage, ihe case against Reynolds will probably be dismissed. COL. E. E. MYERS IS STRICKEN BY DEATH AGED ARCHITECT’S ILLNESS AG GRAVATED BY WORRY OVER LAWSUIT AGAINST ATTORNEY IN WHICH HE WAS PLAINTIFF. Col. Elijah E. Myers, who figured as plaintiff In the senasttonul suit aguiust Attorney George W. Radford for an ac counting of money collected for the '■* ; '>! A JfSmm- ■' - Hk IH| v COL. E. E. MYERS. colonel, decision in which cnee li pending, died at 1 'clock Friday after noon In his residence. No. 71t2 Second ave The lawsuit worried him greatly and he became seriously ill while it was in progiess. Col. My era came from one of the old est and most aristocratic families in ! Philadelphia. In which city he was born in 183 U. He became a contractor and builder early in life and later took up architecture as his profession. He rose rupidly until he was soon one of the leading members of his profession, and public buildings in all parts of the country stand as a imminent to his ability. When the civil wur broke out he entered the service of the govern ment and was placed at the head of the department having In charge the erection of barracks, lie rendered arch service to the government that he was etven the title of colonel. Col. Myers came to Detroit in 1K72. when ho was awarded the contract for designing the state buildings in lams- Ing. Since then he has designed state buildings In Texas. Utah. Idaho and Colorado, and court houses and other buildings all over the country lie re tnined his vigor of mind and body until veil past 70 years, but the litigation it which he became Involved dorrled him greatly, and he failed rapidly dur ing the past two years. He leaves a son, George W. Myers an architect, and three daughters. • ROOSEVELT IS TO SAIL MARCH 23 NKW YORK. March 5 Kx-Prosi dent Roosevelt will leave N* w York foi his African trip on Mure h 23, sail ing on the linmburg-Amorican lino for Nupies. The ex-pr »sldent made this ennouncement toda> to a group of newspaper men who called on him at his home. Sagamore Hill. Oyster Ua> Col. Roosevelt, as he likes to he call ed, and Mrs. Roosevelt will remain it Oyster Hay until his departure for Naples. He will pul In his time rest ing and living quietly as possible. There will be no big receptions If he can avoid them, but tomorrow he will gleet Ills fellow-townsmen. CANADIAN FARMER ON TRIAL IN U. S. COURT John Irwin Moore, a Canadian farm er, was placed on trial Friday tnornlng In the Flitted States district court on a charge of bringing a woman Into the United States for an Immoral pur pose. The woman lu the case is Mrs. Florence Helen Young, with whom he tried to elope to this country, and she was a spectator at the trial. Frida), and will he a witness later. With her child beside her, she sat at one side of the room, the picture of mental anguish. If Moore Is convicted, she will be deported, and, her husband having left her some tlm*- ago, will be left penal less Yet she must testily according to the statement she ruude when hist arrested or be in danger of proseca tlon on a perjury charge. immigration Inspector Frick was the first witness and told of detaining the couple at Detroit and turning them back Later they were arrested at Fort Huron Arrested on Slander Charge. John Abratofski was arrested Fri day morning on a rspias taken out by Mary Jaroch. who charges that John slandered her seriously He was .ir rested by a deputy sheriff and later released on ball. CANT TRACE LE ROY S BODY. PONTIAC. Mich.. March 5. The fu (neral of James A.-Le Roy, the former j Detroit, newspaperman who died in New Mexico, had been »-t for toda> , but no trace has been secured of the I body. Unsuccessful efforts were made J to locate she body In Chicago and pe ■ troit. IJnh Printing dune rl*Uf Time* Print ing CV, li Jvhn it -at. Ptiun* lot. LAST EDITION ONE CENT ADM ITS HE SLEW MOTHER WITH A HATCHET PARENT FIRED BARN AND TRIED TO PLACE BLAME ON HIM, MUR DERER SAYS, BUT OFFICERS DOUBT IT. BAUOATUCK. Mich.. March 5.~ Thi* tuvsteiy in the death of Mrs. Mary Baldwin, who wan found murder ed in her home at her farm, two miles east of here, yesterday morning has been cleared by the confession of her son, who after being In the sweat-box for five liours, broke down and admit ted that he committed the murder. \fter the inquest Prosecuting At < torney llofTtnan aud deputy sheriffs i took Elton Baldwin In charge aud sub i milled nliu to a rigid cross examina tion. Finally he gave up the attempt at concealment and uublushingly told of bis crime. He declares that he has no remorse as his mother drove him lo the action. Here is what he said: “Lighting a lantern I went aud got tie- hatchet ami then crept to the door of my mother s room. In entered. She watt sleeping. Without warning t struck her with the hatchet on the hack of Lite head. She moaned, but 1 kept on hitting her—for how long 1 don't know -until I was satitted tbal she was dead. Then 1 rushed to the home of a neighbor and summoned as sistance, telling that I had come home and found her in that condition.” Mrs. Mary liaidwiu uws GK, and the widow of an old soldier who died nine years ago The erring and unnatural son, Elton, aged 32, is lit the Allegan jail faring a life term in Jackson. One other son, Frank, seems to take little notice. Another son, Edward, of Al legan. the brightest one in the family, is crated with grief. Elton says his mother burned the big barn and cattle and tried to place the blame on him for which he killed her. The officers are positive Elton set tire to the barn. PAIR OF LADS EUILTVOFFORKEBY PARENTS MAKE GOOD AMOUNT 1 OF PAPER AND YOUTHFUL DE FENDANTS ARE FREED. Steven I.evandowsky, aged 13, and j Kruno CylltowskJ, aged 15, faced j Judge Rohnert in Juvenile court, Fri day, charged with forgery. Although Polish lads, und poorly versed In the English lattguuge, they promptly rec (ognlzed a check when they fouud one !on the sidewalk, und knew Just what I to do to get the money, i They took the paper to the home of one of Unwinds and erased the slg 'nature. Then one of the boys signed his own name and the other endorsed it In that manner sl4 was obtained and the "kids" in polish town had u good time while the money lasted The boys attempted to shift the blame, both declaring that the other | had written the names. Judge Rohn ert called them to bis desk and made them both sign their name#, and the writing was au exact «ounterpart of j the names on the note. The parents will make good and the boys wore discharged. \ gang or seven boys from June 'tlon-ave., related in detail how they .had entered several west side stores, and stole candy, cakes, gum and co < oanuts. Jay Hunt, of No. 121 Min inle-st., and Terance White, of No. 2t>-» ; Junctiou-ave., were the recognized Headers of the gang, and Hunt told of j twice entering a candy store kept by an aged woman, while White was twice in another store. There was a tearful scone when Judge Rohnert an nounced that all would go to the in dustrlal school. He Juter changed his I mind, and allowed the boys to go. but I they will have to report regularly In | court for a few weeks. Haywood Jones, a young colored lad, was sent to on the re quest of his moth* r. She said that while she was out wnshlng he would steal everything he could carry out of the house, and Imd almost cleared the place of dishes. 1 KING HOWARD GOES TO BIARRITZ VIA PARIS March ’> - King Edward, who was to have started for Biarritz yesterday, but who delayed his de parture on account of the gale that was blowing In the English channel, started today He will go via Paris. Men bight Desperate ‘Duel on lop of a Moving Freight Train t’HU’AOU. March 5. —Two moo fought a desiderate hand-to band bat'd# on the top of a car of a moving freight .train toda> One was fatally stabbed , and hurled to the ground. It was an unequal fight—oue of the m« n. the conductor. Fred Francis, wai unarmed The other, Brakeman Ed ward Brockman, was armed with a kpife Hack and forth on the top of tb# swaying < ar. they struggled, tb# con ductor fighting with his bare flsti against the weapon of his adversary Repeatedly he was stabbed. Finally the struggle ended. The con ductor. beaten, slipped and fell and his adversary pushed him off the top of a car to the ground In falling h« narrowly missed rolling under tb# wueei* He was later picked u« and I ltd to a bo*pltai.