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that are fit to print. NINTH YEAR, NO. 236. SAYS DR. BUN RAVED LIKE A MANIAC Testimony of Girl Clerk Who Sold Slayer Revolver Bolsters Up Temporaiy Insanity Plea On Which Defense Relies. Prosecution Expects to Finish Case During Day—Definitely Announced That Prisoner's Wife Will Testify. DOCTORS LITTLE GIRL THINKS HE'S IN HOSPITAL While Hr. G. K lloyajlan sits In Judge Connolly's court mi trial, practically, for his lit'** for shooting his nephew, Har toon Gostaniau, ills slvy.-nr t.hl daughter, Margaret, is Lending over a table In her home labor toubly writing letters of finer and comfort to her papa, win in site oelh ves to he ill in a h >s pltal. These letti rs, couched in the simple language of child hood and written in the bold scrawling hand characteristic of the In ginner. are among the doctor'll most cherished poss« s sinus and In 1 derives great emu fort from them. The latest 01 e runs as follows: Dear Papa:—l got vour letter yesterday gvt well and come home as mam ma and your little girl l.« lonesome to see you. I send you lots of kisses, from your little little girl. MARGARET. (Kisses! xxxxxxxxxx Another reads: Dear papa:- When will you be well and come home 1 want my papa. M A RGARET. Dr Boyajian Is looking for ward to next Tuesday, when t e expects his little girl to visit him in the court room "She thinks 1 am going *o de liver a lecture here.” he said. “He came into the store like a rav ing maniac and accused me of giving him the wrong cartridges. His eyes were wild and his fate was covered with peisplraLou. His appearance frightened me, and 1 was afraid of him. All this time be was talking. I don't remember exactly what he said, but he asked rne if I was crazy or If l thought he was crazy, something like that.’* This statement, coming from one of the people's own witnesses, Miss Mar tha Hepner, in answer to questions put by Prosecutor Van Zile himself, caused something of a sensation in Judge Connolly's court. Friday morn .:.g, during the progress of the Boya j.an trial. It was the strongest kind oi evidence in support of the insanity theory of the defense, and had far more for* e than if it had come from a witness for the defense. Attorneys J.umps and Bartlett were so well satis ; ed with it thut thy did not even take the trouble to cross-examine the wit ness. Miss Hepner is a clerk In Henry C. Weber's hardware store on Gratiot ve., near Woodward, and sold Dr. lloyajian the revolver with which Gostanl&n was killed. The doctor, sin* aid, ca life in the store on the morn ing of April 30 (the day of the tragedy) and asked to see a revolver, lie looked at several and finally pick ed out one, a 3bcaliber, self-cocking weapon, "Ho wanted me to load It for him, but I wouldn't,” she related. "Then lie i.ought a box of cartridges and walk eJ out. Comes Back, Raving It wag but a few minutes later, ac < ording to the witness, when the doc tor came back, raving, as related above, nnd accused h ?i of selling him she wrong cartridges. In spite of his i onditlon, she managed to summon up < ourage enough to show him how to i mil the gun and he finally went u way. "Have you discussed this matter with anyone since the shooting ’” the prosecutor asked. "Only with the girls In the store,'* was the reply. However, the prosecutor Insists that he Is not in the least perturbed i <'oiitlnurß »n l > nK*‘ Four.) ADMINISTRATIONIST WINS SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENCY H|Hr '* vi j M I»M. ( If llli r* K. HI HV, III* election ra |ire«ldent of the hoard of nlsmllns oter l>r. Iluith • ary la victor) for flic tlnrtlinlol#* faction. s3eiroif Eittije* TRAFFIC SQUAD IS ESTABLISHED Police Will Guard Public at Con gested Corners and Railway Depots —Cops Must Wear White Glovss. Down-town street crossings, boat landings and railroad btulions are '•< be guurded every minute during th | busy hours bv Police Commission* jGroups new traffic squad under lit’ jcharge of Sergt. Thomas O’Grud) Supt. Downey gave otu officially, Fri day morning, that the plan is now 1 past the experimental stage and will (be* made permanent. All crossings from Jefferaon-ave. to j Grand River-ave. on Woodward avo. are to be guurded, and the officers in charge will lie distinguished by a Ipartlculat insignia on the left sleeve. Alreudy the squad has been increased from »ight to 15 ofllcers, and, within a few days, it will be increased to JO men. 'I he new system will require that at such crossings as St.it* st., the truth, policemen will tern porari halt nil east ami west travel and allow the north and .south travel, reversing th -se conditions within a minute or two. When the liroudway officers go to lunch other officers will take their j plain 8. "There will he no more liroudway cops swinging their clubs under awn ings,” states Supt. Downey. "They will be out In the street guarding the I people.” Another Important change ordered by Police Commissioner Croul is e>- pectod to put an enj to the daring work of a certain class of clever sneak thieves, who have, on several occasions, taken advantage of the change of shifts of policemen to kick In show windows and make a hurrietf ! escape with Jewelry or merchandise. ; while the beat is left unguarded. Un der the previous rules, many of the police beats were left open for spaces of time varying from lu minutes to u half hour, while' one set of patrolmen was reporting In at the station, and the other set was about to take up the | work. Under Commissioner CrouPs new or ’ ders, no policeman will leave his bea: until the man who Is to relieve him arrives and takes his place. Some of the officers are kicking; about fn>* change, protesting that It | means übout 20 minutes added to ! i their long hours, but the public will j doubtless favor It. New saloon regulations went Into ef jfect Thursday night i.n the central precinct, when the "hour of grace” was taken away from the saloonkeep ers. While suloonkeepers have been ordered to officially close at midnight, it has been the custom to allow them until 1 o'clock before clearing their places of customers. The 12 o'clock order simply called for the shades to be drawn, and that no more patrons be admitted. Thursday night, how-1 iever, all down-town saloons were tight-j !ly closed at midnight, and the cur-! taina and blinds were all raised, so that the empty bars were exposed. Under the new commissioner’s gen- 1 « ral orders, all patrolmen on day duty are to wear white gloves The men <*n nizht duty need not meet this r.*- ■ qulrement. “That idea cornea fr »m New York." said one patrolman. "It’s all right in New York, where the men get from $l,lOO up, but It’s an added expense for in on our SI,OOO tnlaries.” j Police Commissioner Croul has or ! dered Department Surgeon Goronfio to put all of the men In the depart ment through a physical examination, hut he declared, Friday morning. *hnt , , the examination was not primarily In tended for a weeding out of patrol men who do not come up to the strict 1 i requirements. "There are a great many soft gunps ! I in tin* department, and in some cases, j big strong fellows have the soft snap*;, j I while some of th** men, who ar** hard ly capable of doing real hard work.! I have the hardest duties to perform,” said the commissioner. “We are go ing to find out who the-strongest men In the department are. and we are also going to learn what men are un able to perform hard duties. Men who have done long and faithful service and are not as fit as they onco were, will get some of the snap Jobs, and the Mg strong fellow's will get the (other work." i The office staff of the Detroit o;ik Belting Cos,, of which Mr. Croul is president and general manager, have ; sent the new police commissioner, a "big stick,” of handsomely polished mahogany. In the exact form of a mammoth police club. , ■■.■■■*■ - Barry Tell* of Fire Waste. In an address before the Michigan Manufacturers’ association, at Its an ! nual dinner In the Tuller hotel, Thurs • day evening. Insurance Commissioner James Y\ Barry gave some startling ] figures on fire waste in th»? United • States. His talk wns practically a repetition of tin- one he gave th« cre dit men a few weeks ago. irgiug legis lation looking to the prevention if fire by Imposing penalties for careless ness. More Alleged Scorcher* Summoned. Sergt. John Staples, of the motory-j cle squad, sw’ore out warrants, Friday, against J. M Breen, of No 274 Fred erick-st., and Edward Flndllng, a tester for the Ruick Motor Car Cos., charging them with driving their au i tos at a speed of 25 miles un hour. $60,000 FIRE IN SHERMAN. ' CADILLAC. Mich July 2—A con flagration at 11 o'clock last Thursday night wiped out 17 buildings In SVer man village, Wexford county, causing a loss of 160,000. Two blocks of houses ami business places were burn ed. Including the bank, hotel and 12 stores. The small fire engine was en tirely inadequate. Business Is pros trated. Lane Head* County Poor Board. In a meeting of the Wayne county Inspectors of the poor. In Elois**. (Thursday, George Lane was elected president, and Dr. Otto Scherer vice president. Routine business wiw* Iran J hat ted. PRESIDENT CAMPBELL JOINS WITH MAYOR IN THANKING TIMES FOR SETTLING FERRY FIGHT '.\ ' \ 8015 BLANC PARK ratotniCK j mason SINL PASS AGIST WALTS* ( CAMPItLL PAIS T AMS «|, L H , a JOHN H AvIHV VIC , P«g,, oiN , « **l»* TSIASWPSa _ , wiluama .otspoac *. c DETROIT. MICH JUIIO, 30,1909 The Dotrolt Times, Detroit | Mich*. Gentlemen:- We take pleaeuro in expreeeing our appreciation of the fair and reasonable interest taken by Times in the settlement of the Belle lele Ferry matter. Your suggestion regarding the acceptance of coupons on the Bridge Phaetons was made at a very opportune time, youro truly , ( \ President. Now Hint till- llrll* Inli* ferry Nqunlihle tin« been definitely nettled by the council iitcrreing tu the terms *UR*esl<-il by The Time*. I’reMldent VI niter k, ('nnipbell, of the Detroit, 11 *• 11»- Isle A Windsor Kerry Cos., tins written this l*iiper to express Ills nppreelntluu of Its efforts lu hrinulnu the dlsputnnts together on u eon*promise proposi tion to which both rend II y nsseiited. 'l'he Times' plnn of settlement wns Itrst sugßested to >la>or llrelt mc> er, then to l*resldeut (unipliell mid offer n short conference, nn order whs Issued flint flic ilelle Isle hoots, fled up for weeks, Im-klu their r.iiulnr trips to the elt >'s superh Islnutl pork. Vlnyor Breitmeyer lius prexlunsly thnuk ed The 'l'lmes for settllnn the *«|iiHbhle. HOME'PHONE CO. TO REORGANIZE -- New Concern Will Take Over Local Property and Long Distance Line— W. A. Jackson To Be President. Articles of Incorporation of the Home Telephone Cos. ot Michigan weie hied in the county clerk's office at noon, Friday. The capitalization ot tiie new concern is SS,UUO,UOO, and it is announced that it is to take over the properties «X the Home Telephone Cos. of Detroit and the Interstate Tele phone Cos., which has operated long distance lines in connection with the Home company. Reorganization of these properties, by their being absorbed by the new concern, will take place In about three weeks William A. Jackson, who re tired from the presidency of the Mich igan State Telephone Cos. about a year ago, is to be president of the new concern, and H. II Robinson, formerly general manager of the Michigan State Telephone Cos., is to be generul manager. Those gentlemen are In charge of the two cons.ituent compa nies. pending the reorganization. It will be the policy of the Horn** Telephone Cos of Michigan to enlarge and extend It* service, keeping up the policy of co-operation with the inde pendent telephone companies of tin stnte In addition to the St. Louis cap ital which formed the backing of the original companies, several Detroit capitalists have been Interested In the enterprise and the local men will have a larg*? representation in the direc torate. The ineoporators of the new com pany are William A. Jackson. Fred T Moran, who has been president of the Homo Telephone Cos of Detroit; John M Dwyer, Albert N Edwards and Maurice F Bayard. FOE OF AD VALOREM PLAN WILL MAKE APPRAISAL M. A. Porter, ex-Telephone Director. Is Employed as Expert by Michi gan Tax Commission. LANSING, Mich, July 2 —(Special.) —The Michigan tax commission has 1 employed as the chief expert to pre pare the appraisal of the property of telephone companies, a man who for years has been an unflinching foe of the ad valorem taxation of telephone i companies and Is himself an ex-tele phone company director. M. A Porter, of Norhvllle, will have charge of securing the figures on whi; h the commission will base ‘heir assessment of telephone companies undei the provisions of the ad valorem taxation bill. Two years ago, when the legislature was considering the pas sam- of u similar bill. Mr. Porter, rep resenting the Northvllle Telephone Cc . was chief among the lobby work ers and presented many reasons and figures why the bill should be deieul- I ed, and It was. FOUND DEAD IN BED. W A. Higgins, Well-Known Bowler, Victim of Heat. 1 After spending Thursday afternoon and evening at a strenuous game of baseball, William A Higgins, a book keeper for the Peninsular Electric Light Cos., and well known as a bowl er. retired Thursday night, tired out. and In an overheated condition. When hie parents went to call him, early Friday morning, he was found dead in bed. Hu was 31 years old. unmar ried. and made his home with his parents at No I*s Leverette-st. Coroner Burgess was called, but do rlded that deuth was due to heaii I disease, superlndure.il by the heat and lover-exertion. No l:iqu*wrt will be I held. A St. Louts druggist prevents cus tomers from monopolizing h!» free tele. | phone by a switch in the wire, oner !ut«d from behind his presirlpffc>u [counter. FRIDAY JULY 2, 1909. BID FIRE SWEEPS DYER COBALT CITY One Man Is Known To Be Dead and Four Children Are Missing— Financial Loss $500,000. 9 TORONTO, Ont., July 2—A tele gram received by the superintendent |of telegraph of the Canadian Pacific railroad sayfc half of Cobalt City, |Ont. # ha* been destroyed by a tire that started early today. » I Cobalt City is the principal place jin the Cobalt district, famed for its silver mines. Most of the houses and businchs places were hastily cou structed when prospectors and others In seai ch of wealth rushed Into tho district several years ugo. The prin cipal hotels In the place are the Co balt and Prescott houses. A private dispatch to a firm iu Toronto declares the fire started In a Chinese restaurant and spread rapid ly down Haileburl-rd. The tire loss Is said to be $500,000. Several thousands are homeless. One man Is known to be deud and four children are missing. DETROITER CARRIES OFF FIRST HONORS AT YALE Karl Eugene Murchey Adds to th« Laurel* Won as Freshman—ls Former Employe of Times. Karl Eugene Murchey, son of Mr. and Mrs. David E. Murchey. of No. 164 Ferry-ave. west, Detroit, carried off the highest honors of his class ir Yale this June, the announcement be- UL K % HI. K I (iKNK HtHUIEI. ing made by President Hadley at the concluding exercises, Wednesday Kirs: honors, however, have becomy quite an ordinary event in the life of Mr. Murcbey, as at the close of his freshman year he won practically all of the prizes in his class. The young man -he is only 22 —re- ceived practlaclly ull of his early ed ucation In the schools of Michigan. Al though he started his studies In Be lolt, Win., he was but a child whee his famtly moved to Hudson, Mich , coming later to Detroit. \t the ag> of 12 he graduated from the school, and from the (,'ential hk*h school at 16 years As he was not very strong, he stayed out of school for two years, and was employed us i district distributing «g nt by The Times He entered Yale «t IS, taking two years in law In connection with his academic course. Eventually he expects to take' up the Btudy of law aa a profession. ..c«mia*-rrlul Cr«dl« Lit, Rstlaaa. CORNELL VICTOR BT TEJUENGHTS Syracuse Is Second, Columbia Third and Pennsylvania Fourth—Cornell Backers Were Confident. By SAMUEL M. EVANS. (Staff Correspondent of the United Press.) POUGHKEEPSIE, July 2—- I Cornell In the lead, \ StoHnvtGta 'second; other two to gether. Cornell getting away iast, Syracuse now second, Columbia third, Cornell running away. Cor nell three lengths ahead of Co lumbia. Cornell wins by 10 lengths. Syracuse, second; Columbia, third; Pennsylvania, fourth. POUGHKEEPSIE. N. Y., July 2. If Cornelia sturdy freshmen eight can wlu the freshmen race In the great intercollegiate regatta today It it believed the Cornell crews will sweep the river today. Cornell bet tors have made their crews the heavy favorites to win every event in the re gatta today, as Harvard diu at New Hendon yesterday.. It they do, they will repeat the performances of ll*U2 and liiOJ when Coach Courtney's crews made a clean sweep of every even*. Cornell followers are forced to give odds of 2 to 1 on the 'varsity eight ear crew against Syracuse, the second choice iu this even;, In order to get down any money at all. The Cornell men are vainly offering 10 to 7 that Cornells ’varsity eight defeats the whole field, and some hots of 3 to 1 hare been placed on the Cornell four aguinst the field. All soils of combination pools are being made on the ’varsity eighth, with Cornell invariably picked to win with Syrucuse a heavy favorite for sec ond place, with Columbia and Wiscon sin receiving even play for third place, und Pennsylvania last, bets of 10 ton that Columbia finishes ahead of Wis consin in the 'varsity find plenty of money on both shies. Cornell's chances to win every event is strengthened by the Illness of Klock, stroke for Syracuse 'var sity four, who was found to be suf fering from tonsllltia af'«-r. practice yesterday afternoon. L. M. bush will act as his sub should F. W. Van Len gen refuse to allow- Klock to enter the race. Klock's temperature at mid nlvht was 103, but this morning he was a little better. As the Pennsylvania freshmen fight Is an unknown crew, all the pools provide for a refunding of the money if the Pennsylvanian win. The Wisconsin. freshmen are also strong and Coach Ten Eyck hR« been giving much time to this crew, which Is composed of the huskiest bunch of youngsters on the river. The varsity four, including crews from al: the colleges eteept Wiscon sin, which has no varsity four, will | s'nrt at 3 o'clock. over a two-mile I course, starting one mile aliove the bridge. The freshmen eights will start over a two-mile course at the same place at 3 : I." The varsity eights, which row four miles, will start at Crum •'Elbow, three miles above the bridge, at 5 o'rhx*k ♦ - -♦ THE WEATHER llrlroll und tic|al(>t Krldiir night nn<l Saturday, purtl> cloudy and ua ■ rftlrit, pruhahl* «hnwrr«| cooler •*«(_ arila) i moderate- southwesterly winds, shirtlok to northerly, l.ower Wlt-lilitnni t'lirt!) cluoily with probably showers and thunder storms toniKht und Saturday i cooler *atur ilay. TOII4 VS TKMIT.MVTt HKft. u. m *M 10 a. at 7.% 7 u. m *ls II a. in 77 *a. m 7*J 12 noon 7 s 0 a. in 74 I p. m 70 One year nu» today— Minimum teni pernture, 77 1 minimum, 114; ntenn, 7h| cloudy weather with thunderstorm noil .M3 lut-h of min dnrliiK the afternooa. Alttaader, Luibrillus. N llusrus. THINK THEY HAVE LING'S DEAD BODY Coroner and Police Captain Certain of Identification of Floater Found in Hudson River. NEW YORK. July i.— With the po lice still trying today tu positively Identify the body ol the Chinese found j flouting m the Hudson liver lust night, and Coroner Robert F McDon ald and Police Captain Dennis Ward certain that the dead man Is Leon Ling, wanted for the killing of Elate Sigel, the murderer of the little mis sionary girl now threatens to broaden out Into a chain of Chinese Tong mur ders Captain Carey, of the homlcldt bureau, and Detective 4'un Wugner, of the central office, contend that the dead man is not Leon. The body conforms in almost ev ery particular with the police descrip tion of the missing man In whose room the girl's dead body was found packed iu a trunk, and men who knew Leon have declared tnat with the exception of h bald spot on the left side of the head he Is either Leon or Leon's double. The coroner ex plains that the bald spot may havo been caused by the body scraping against the rocks while flouting in the river. If the body Is that of Leon the po lice uie sure they are now confronted with an almost Impenetrable Chinese mystery. All of the wile and cun ning of the oriental Is used to cover up the actions of his Tong, and it Is the Tongs the police believe are at tho bottom of the mystery if the body at the morgue Is that of the missing Chinese Leon I.lng. Lawyers and men who have had close dealings with the Chinese have contended since the discovery of Elsie Slgel's body that there may have been two murders instead of one. It Is claimed that Leon Ling, gambler, may have in some of his devious dealings aroused the vengeance of one of the powerful Tongs His own Tong, tho Hip Sings, may have found him want ing, or their rivals, the On Leons Tong, may have determined his pres ence on earth was no hanger neces sary. Thut the Hip Sing Tong was In volved is the theory of the police. They contend that Leon may have re vealed to his mission teacher and sweetheart, Elsie Sigel. some of the secrets of the Tong; that the Tong, having pronounced the doom of the lit tle yellow man, sent its “hatchet men” or militant members to the room of Leon on the day thut Elsie Sigel was killed. Elsie Sigel was there, and tho girl, the only witness of the deed, was killed by the murderers for safety, her body packed In the trunk, and left with true Chinese cunning to point to ward Leon as her slayer. SAYS BABE IS HELD AS SECURITY FOR BOARD BILL Mrs. Madeline Brenner Tells Pitiful Tale and Prosecutor's Office Orders Investigation. All* glng that her three year-old son. Melvin, lb being held as security for a board Dill of S3O, and that she is not allowed to see the child, or take him away from his boarding place. Mrs. Madeline Brenner, a domestic, employed at No. 355 Locust-st.. sought the help of Police Justice Jeffries in getting possession us the child, Fri day morning. Clayton White, who lives on a farm on the eight-mile road, in Oakland county, is keeping the child away from her, Mrs. Brenner declares, and refuses to give him up until she pays him S3O for hoarding the child. In May, 1908, Mrs. Brenner's hus band, a carpenter, was taken seriously 111, and after he hud spent six weeks In St. Mary's hospital. It was found necessary to send him to the county aeylum at Elolse. Mrs. Brenner, forced to do house work to support herself and the child, put the baby out to board, at diffet • •nt private homes, finally sending him to Mr and Mrs. While, then living ion Slxteenth-st, near Howard. The J baby was taken to them. Marc h 19. jOn April 22 they moved out to the (farm, taking the baby with them. Last j Tuesday. Mrs. Brenner went out to I the farm, and asked for tin* hal>y. lintending to take him out to Elolse to see his father. Mrs White refused to allow h* r to seven see the baby, Mis. Brenner declared The prosecuting attorney's office will investigate. SUPERVISORS AID FAIR Make Cash Appropriations to Aid Farmers to Exhibit. In a meeting of the Michigan state , fair officials. Friday, former HtaL Senator Doherty, general manager of the fair, told of his automobile ins pec tion trip through the iural sections T I the lower peninsula. “From the Straits to the Detr it | river, anfi from Lake Huron to Lak* ■ Michigan, I found the country one great blooming garden,” he sail. [“Great fields of grain and vigorously growing crops are seen on every hum*. In fact, It is the exception to find poor crops Michigan is just teeming , with wealth, and the farmer L now .facing great prosperin'. Supertvisors jin the various townships are enthtis liustlc over the coming state fal.v They are appropriating from S3OO to SSOOO to aid farmer-- within their jur isdiction to exhibit This is a great i inducement and will help largely .n Increasing the rilmlav next fall ” RIVER VIEW REGULATED ” 'Park Must Close Nightly at t 1 O’Clock. Croul Orders. As the tesult of an Investigation of conditions at Rtvervlew park by Supt Downey, Police Commissioner Croul has ordeitd the place to dose every evening at 11 o’clock. Thin order wa put into ♦ ffe< l Thursday bight This is part of the commissioner's program .of regulation “The place Is under the ban.” say a the commissioner. Iran, oi.homi i v vicar ro. Main Hl*. Cits ill*. earls U LAST EDITION ONE CENT FORBES ROBERTSON IS REPORTED SHORT TOTUNEOFSI.S63 Errors in Bookkeeping Responsible for Dilemma of Former County Treasurer, Who Will Be Colled Upon to Hake Amount Good. Audit Reveals That County Funds Were Kept in Bank in Nome of A. J. Schulte, Then Cashier. I’he audit of Forbes Robertoou's books during his term as county treas urer, which has beeu in progress since Jan. 15, is completed, under the direction of County Auditor Buhrer. It shows a shortage, due to bookkeep ing errors, or $1,563.14. which Robeit son, now county uuditor, will be asked to make up to the county. The largest Item of the shortage Is $1.04t. 8i in the good roads refund ac count and most of this Robertson wilt be able to recover from the various township treasurers, as the discrep ancies in this account are generally du to amounts having been refunded twice, once to the township treasurer und once to the property-owner. The audit has cost $9.425 27, but County Auditor Buhrer believes that most of this amount would have had to be expended In any event to bring the treasurer's ’ ooks Into form for use by Treasurer Moeller. 'Erroneous methods of bookkeeping have been found and pointed out, new systems provided and the books put in proner condition for continuance of business. There Is nothing in the report of Auditor Buhrer to show any defalca tion or misuse of funds by Robertson «!» treasurer. The only unexplained fact with regard to the handling of the county funds is tho keeping of a separate account with one of toe hanks in the name of A. J. Schulte, Robertson’s former cashier. It Is claimed by Buhrer that the audit actually saved Robertson $750 In his final settlement with the county, as errors In the books giving an ap parent extra shortage of that amount have been reconciled by Buhrer's clerks. The SIO,OOO remaining of tie .JO6 good roads taxes not yet refund ed to property-owners Is also safe guarded by this audit. The audit was made as the result of a resolution of the board of super visors. adopted nfter A. J. Schulte had confessed last winter to a shortage in his cash, and also confessed that hs* had been short before. Lax System Revealed. Its principal result has been to show that a very lax system, or lack of system, prevailed in the county treasurer's otfice under Robertson. Such are the loop-holes that It cannot he definitely said that employes of the office did or did not profit thereby. The audit has been under the charge of Eugene L Nicol, former bookkeeper of the offices and now deputy treasurer, and of Benjamin Pel ham. an expert accountant. As many hs 20 clerks have been engaged on the work at times. One of these was Auditor Buhrer's son, and Buhrer has been criticized because of this fact. He is Indignant thereat. “My son was put at work at 30 cents an hour, and only when he showed his ability to do the work was he put on a level with the other clerks at 50 cents per hour,” asserts Buhrer. “He has done his work or else he would not have been kept at It I told Mr Nicol to lot him go If he did rot (Continued on Page Screw.) $600,000 goneTthreE BANKERS ARRESTED Expert Accountant at Work on Books —President, Cashier and Assist ant Cashier Taken Into Custody. 1 RON WOOD. Mich.. July 2 —Ex pert accountants are examining the Looks today us the defunct national bank here to determine. If possible, the exact amount of ihe discrepancy In the bank's funds. It is said that $600,000 In deposits has disappeared with little or nothing to show where it has gone. H F Jahn. E. T Larson and Geo. Beddow, president, < ashler and assist ant cashier, respectively, of the bank, have been taken Into custody by a deputy Fritted States marshal on va**l ous chat g**s of violating the banking laws All waived examination and wen* bound over to the l nlted States court at Marquette for the fall terra. Jnhn and Beddow furnished bond 9 of s2s,eon and fh'.OOO but la»rsen Is still in custody in default of $50,000 ball. New Divorce Suits Suppr* ssed suits for divorce wet 3 filed. Friday, by Charles ns Ida Fahu- Ing, and Amy vs Lewi* E. Wenster. FORMER COUNTY TREASURER SHORT IN HIS ACCOUNTS I-OIIIIM liIIHKKTXOX, \ special ntiilll of hi* books dwrlw« his ft-rto it* »-owwly treasurer m ral« a abort awe of nv«r du* to poor Ituokkttplttg.