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that are fit to print NINTH YEAR, NO. >sl. CURRIE CASES IN PRETTY TANGLE IN COURT j Lawyer* Seem to Suffer From Brain- Fag and Dispute Weakly a* To Which Particular Action It On Trial. n Prosecutor Aldrich Finds It Difficult To Be Decorous Under Constant “Joshing" of Opposing Counsel. With Police Justice Jeffries aud Am sisiuut Prosecutor Aldrich trying their Lest to proceed with due decorum, aud inject real seriousness iuto the casu, and with Attorneys Allan H. Frazer, Edwin Henderson and Seward I*. Mcr riani striving Ju.;t as earnestly to make the proceedings appear to be u huge joke, the numerous criminal cases growing out of the Cameron Currie & Cos. failure are grinding along before Justice Jeffries, in a weary fashion well suited to weather conditions. Wednesday afternoon the court is taking evidence lu the case In which Cameron Currie, H. Case ami Michael J. bourke are charged with conspiring to defraud the public out of a very large sum of money. The ex act sum isn't material. Nothing is material, apparently, in the Currie cases, according to the droswy ob jcctions and quipa raised by the de lending attorneys at every turn. So immaterial is everything, that it took judge, prosecutor and the defending attorneys several minutes of real uraln work, Wednesday morning, to lind out what case they were trying. There had been a session, Tuesday afternoon. And so deeply Interesting was that session tha' not one of the attorneys was quite sure, Wednesday morning, what had been done. The judge wasn’t positive, either What really happened Tuesday was that there was a partial hearing of tlio case against Louis H. Case of embez zling $1,250 from Harvey Miller, books und accounts were read by witnesses, and that case was adjourned for one week. Then the examination began of Cam eron Currie and Louis H. Case 011 ttje charge of conspiring to defraud Mrs. Amy Q. T. Gray by accepting her check for some stock, on the day ot the failure, and uever delivering the stock. Just what happened in that case was what the court and the lawyers had an awful time settling, Wednes day. Prosecuting Attorney Aldrich Was questioning Cashier Ernest Kraetke, of the defunct firm, Wednesday morn ing, when Attorney Frazer objected to a question as immaterial to the case on trial. •‘Say, do you know what case we're trying?*' asked Aldrich of Frazer, quietly. "Yep, but I don’t think you do," said Frazer with a yawn. "We’re trying Currie, and bourke on a conspiracy charge." said Aldrich. "No. we re not. We re trving Cur tie aud Case on sopic charge or oth er," said Frazer. "Hold on. here, wnat are we try ing?” interjected Justice Jeffries. "Mr. Prosecutor, you say we are trying Currie, Case and bourke. l thought we were trying Currie and Case, the case that was left unfinished, Tues day." "But that case was adjourned for a week," said Aldrich. “It wasn’t any such thing," said Attorney Henderson, getting into the game. "You were going to put iu some other testimony.”, "Well, I’d like to have It adjourned for a week. I thought thut had al ready been done," said Aldrich. There was a long and stormy ses sion. after which Justice Jeffries ad journed that case until July 27, when it will come up with the embezzle ment case against Case. Then, with the same witness on the stand, the judge announced: "Now we will try Currie, Case and Bourke." And they did, but nobody could tell the difference. It was Just figures, and clerks who were asked how tie business was run, and who didn’t know much about It, and then Attor ney Fraezr would turu to Prosecutor Aldrich and ask, sarcastically, "Say, have you got any case here at all?" "I’m going to show that directly,” Aldrich would reply with spirit, much as one might dictate letters to a stenographer. And that, at present. Is the status of the prosecutions growing out of the long grand jury session over the Cur rie failure. LOOKS BAD FOR MOHAMMED. Moor Lsft Creditors in Southland, Say Affidavits. John Mohammed, the Moor recently arrested on the charge of collecting money by false pretenses from sev eral ministers In Detroit, had a hear ing before Justice Stein, Wednesday, when some damaging testimony wus offered tgainst him by Assistant Prosecutor Crane, with the Rev. H. A. Magoon, of the Central M. E. church, as the complaining witness. Thu prosecution offered affidavits to the effect that Mohammed left a trail of creditors In the southland, many of whom are anxious to see him again. Mohammed’s defense Is that he was a regularly accredited missionary, with papers and seal from a southern bishop. After hearing most of the evidence. Justice Stein adjourned the case to Thursday morning. ■/ New Phaeton Routes Establishes. Beginning Thursday, there will ire anew routing lor the Belle isle bridge phaetons. They will run ou u circuit taking in the new hath house, aquar ium and casino. Alternate convey ances will go that to the oath house and to tio MfllSO, covering .he circuit In reverse order. STfye Detroit ®imes SPANISH KINO'S CALL FOR TROOPS CAUSES RIOTS KIVU ALFONSO. Mpaalah rnl»r, n hu»* ordrr for 40,000 troop* to be aeut to Mellila to aid lira. Alarlaa, wbo la bealeced there by the Mourlah army, rauoeil rlota lu Madrid. \\ eduemluy. The Spaniards bitterly oppoae the nur In Morocco. There were aeteral demount rat ton* mt"loni the government and the po lice charged the crowd* to dlnperae them. BISA, SAND AND HARVESTER LIKED Bettors Pick Favorites on Windsor Card—Denver Declines Issue in 2:21 Trot. WINDSOR RACE TRACK. July 21. —Denver refused the challenge of bisa in today's .2:21 trot, und disap pointed a large crowd of harness-rat e enthusiasts who had come out to see the expected duel between the rivals who will clash In next week’s SIO,OOO M. & M. The gray horse may not be raced ut all In Windsor and the rumor is going round the track that the Maccy party does not want to show the Michigan-bred thing's speed until the big race comes off. He may oe started later on in the week, however, as he is entered in one of the other class races to which he 1b eligible. Bisa stood out in her field like a headlight iu a tog and sold at 25 to 15 favorite over her field, which In cluded Wynema Chimes and Frazzee of the bunch she will huve to meet Ih the big stake. George Gano, favorite in the C. of C.. was believed to overshadow the other 2:12 pacers and sold for $25 in the pools to $7 sos the field. Geers’ unbeaten 4-year-old, The Har vester, brought $25 to $6 for his field in the 2:08 trot. The talent sized up the day as one like yesterday in which the favorites looked good enough to Jog home. FLUTTER IN FORD BUILDING WHEN ELEVATORS STOP Burning Out of Fuse Causes Excite ment Among Upper Floor Tenants. The burning out of a fuse In the Murphy power building caused a heajj of excitement in the big Ford build ing Tuesday afternoon‘at 5:25. All at once the lights in the Ford build-; Ing, which gets its power from the Murphy plant, went out and the ele vators stopped running. People up on the top floors, where; lhe view is flue und the air invigorat ing. begun to wonder just how they were going to reach earth once more. The elevators could reach the bottom but no amount of frantic ringing oi bells could bring them up again. Crowds of a dozen or more gathered on each floor about the still shafts. One ai/ehiteet who has his office on the eighteenth floor started walking down, and the example became con tusions, a steady tramping sounding oir the stairs. But by the time that architect had reached the fifth floor, there was a whizzing noise and an* elevator car shot up, followed by all the others In quick succession. He paused and rung the bell in vain for some minutes for all the cars came down filled with passengers who had exercised patience and waited on tho upper floors. The tie-up of. service lasted only u I few minutes. ARRESTED, WOULD HANG SELF. Man Who Forges Checks Remorseful When Caught. Arrested whtte trying to pass a forged check in Fred 3ykes’ saloon, No. 10 Park-pl., Tutsday night, Carl isle Thompson, an expert bookkeeper, declared that drink had ruined, him, and asked the officers to give him a chance to hang himself. Thompson, who came here from Sharon. Pa., has been stopping In the McOregor mission for tho last sit months, and he confessed to forging Tracy McGregor’s name to three checks, each for $11.75. One he pass ed at the Baltimore lunch room at No. 117 Woodwarl-ave., obtaining *2 change, and promising to cud for the rest In a day or so. In a moving pic ture show at No. 45 Mlchlgan-ave., he offered another check, wh’ch wti re fused. He is alleged to have received $4 change from a similar check wUh which he paid a printing blit at Rosen berg's printing office. No. 135 Beam blen-st. Thompson answers the description of a man who has flooded Chene-st. precinct with bn I checks, and several persons who cached the checks will visit police headquarters Wednesday afternoon. In the effort to Identify him. TlrkfU for nnle Atlrrafta star light. Apply Times of flee advertising dept. CANNOT CONDEMN PBIIATEJROPERTY Act Under Which Water Board Pro ceeded Is Defective, Judge Murphy Rules. ’ Judge Murphy made an important ruling, Wednesday, In squashing the proceedings under which the board of water commissioners sought to con • Uemn the property of Mrs. Jeanette Lorm&n, a tract of ten acres Imme diately cast of the present Water works paik. The court held that the | act under which the proceedings were < started is defective und unconstitu tional. The water commission started the proceedings under un act parsed in 1853, and which was designed to en uble public bodies to condemn private property for public use. The board offered Mrs, I.or man $22,000 for (he property, but she declared the price too low aud refused to sell. Then condemnation proceedings were start ed aud a Jury secured. Before any evidence was taken, At torney A. C. Angel), representing Mrs. l/orman, attacked the constitutionality of the luw. Sections 18 and 15* were objected to, and it was these chat Judge Murphy declared to be faulty. The petition of the board, drawn in accordance with the sections, call , upon the Jury to pass upon the , necessity of taking the property, but. jin the opinion of Judge Murphy. It overlooked the.underlying question of , the necessity of making the proposed | improvement and of the fitness of the propertj* proposed to be taken. ! This is thfe flrat time the act has ! been Invoked since it was passed in 1853, and Judge Murphy’s ruling is the first by any court. The correct ness of the judge’s ruling will be passed upon by the supreme court, Assistant Corporation Counsel Rich ard I. Lawson stating that ap appeal ! will be taken. POLICE ARE ON THE TRAIL OF ORDINANCE BREAKERS Nearly 400 Ordinance Complaints Made Wednesday, One "Cop" Swearing to 120. Patrolman George W. Carmichael established a record, Wednesday, when he swore to 120 ordinance complaints, In the recorder’s court. Carmichael's beat Is on Hastlngs-st., where the pop ulation is decidedly congested, and where unlicensed dogs, aud unlicensed peddlers, swarm the streets. Dogs and peddlers furnished the basis for most of Carmichael’s complaints. More than 100 complaints for viola tion of the traffic ordinance were also made out by Assistant Corporation Counsel Thomas Penal naan, and the day's total complaintß will run close to 400. “We are already 1,000 complaints ahead of the record of last year at this time," said Mr. Penniman, “and there Is every prospect of the total for the year exceeding 5,000 in lumber. Last year there were about 3,000 com plaints. The ordinances have never been enforced more strictly by the po lice than now..? Among the traffic complains, a score of autoists and drivers are summoned to court for failure to stop when or dered to do so by the traffic squad. Others are for failing to keep close to the right hand curb, when driving a slowly moving vehicle, and there are scores of complaints for stopping ou the wrong side of the street. About 60 complaints against milk peddlers who have failed to obtain li censes. were also filed, Wednesday. TO CONTINUE STRIKE. Workmen of Pressed Steel Car Cos. Vote at Mass Meeting. PITTSBURG, Pa., July 21.—With an Immeiuse display of enthusiasm, the striking workmen of the Pressed Steel Car Cos. plant at McKee's Rocks, voted today to continue the strike in definitely. The decision was taken at an enormous mass meeting held at Indian Mound, which was attended by 12,000 people,’ who, with frantic cheers, held up their hands in signal of their de termination to continue the strike. It was the largest meeting hold since the strike was commenced and in the road, women carrying their babies in their arms, while little children clung to their mother's hands oK_j>resßed close to their sturdy fathers. BRAZIL SENDS EXHIBIT. Will Make Extensive Display at Mich- 1 Igan State Fair. Secretary Butterfield, of the Mlchl- ( gan State Fair, has received Informa tion from Clinton B. Smith, of the Ag- j rlcultural college, in Piracicaba,. brazil, stating that that country hA<l' decided to make an extensive exhibit at the coming Detroit fair. The dls jday has already been shipped on a 1 steamer which will arrive at New York In ample time for early ship ments to Detroit. This exhibit, after the fair Is over, will be sent to the Michigan Agricul tural college, with the exception of the coffee display, w hich Mr. Smith re-: quests be placed In the Chamber of Commerce for the benefit of Detroit i merchants. NO MORE PENALIZATIONS. Qlidden Tourists Start on 181 Miles Journey to Council Bluffs. FORT DODGE, la., July 21.—N0 fur ther penalizations were announced to day when the Gltdden cars started on the 181 miles Journey to Council bluffs. Despite the ruther sticky con dition of the roads the drivers now expect to reach Nebraska without mis haps. The long atretches of prairie road In Nebraska, however, are re garded with considerable apprehen sion by the tourists, especially the roads In the western part of that state. The Studehaker E-M F car was ditched yesterday and a serious ac cident was narrowly averted. Two other cars bad minor accidents. WEDNESDAY. JULY ai, 1909. TIFT CUNT EEI HIOES ONfREELIST Will Win Fight for Free Iron Ore— To Secure Concessions on Hides, Coal and Lumber. WASHINGTON, July 21.—President Taft will have all of the tariff con ferees to dinner tomghl at the White House, jt is expected to lie a love feust at which tile rough edges which have developed between nouse and senate over various schedules and rates, will be smoo'-hed down aud a better understanding reached. The presldept hes beeu hard at work, endeavoring lo get votes enough to carry through htb recommendation for free raw materials, or at least low er duties upon them. He will report at this dinner what progress he lias made. He will also receive reports from both the senate aud house con ferees as to the exact situation in each of these bodies, and it is believ ed a line of action may be mapped out which will bring the work of the con ference committee to a speedy con clusion. President Taft is expected to smooth over the luffied feelings of Rep. Payne, who is beginning to real ize that he has not only got to face the opposition of the senute conferees, but that he is not being wholly up held by his own colleagues of the house in his demand for a strict ad herence to (he house rates ou certain articles. Until after this harmony dinner is over, no progress is expected to be made by the conferees. It Is generally agreed the president will win out in his contention for f»ee iron ore. and for the removal of the countervailing duly on oil. It is a.so conceded he will .ecure some reduc tion in the rate on hides and on coal, and perhaps ou the house rate of $1 per thousand feet 00 lumber, but it is predicted that he will fail to put hides on the free list, unless he can also put leather and boots and shoes there. It is also declared the president vi!l fail in his desire to secure authoiiiy to enter into reciprocal a “angemems whereby coal might enter r.tns country free of duty from Canada, iu return for concessions from that dominion on other products. Some persons soy that ?he differ ences between Senator Aldrich and Rep. Payne are very serious. While both Aldrich and Payne deny this, they do not deny that there was a dash yesterday afternoon between ! Payue and Rep. Fordney, of Michigan. A crisis was reached when an effort was made to vote on lumber. Payne protested that such a move would be unfair to the president, as lumber was one of the subjects submitted to him for adjustment. Plf we canT agree let’s settle the question by voting,” Fordney is re ported to have said. Payne, who hud little to say in the selection of the house conferees, protested with a ve hemence that startled his associates. Someone said a majority vote should rule. This remark, it is declared, j came from one of the senate mem bers of the conference and It nceu«ed Payne still more. Payne told Aldrich he could vote the senate members of the conference j If he chose, but he could not vote the , house members so easily. He told the bouse colleagues. It was their duty to! stand up for the house bill aud lo yield only after every possible effoit had been made to win. The tariff bill was hoisted bodily and taken to the White House, where President Tafl was asked to intervene. When Aldrich and Cannon returned from the White House they minimiz ed the differences. President Taft is expected today* to compel action. CITY HALL LOITERERS HIRED. Many Engaged To Work in Lumber Woods up North. Sitters on the city hall steps are growing rarer. Men who formerly halted there and rested for a long stretch at a time ire gom- now to re turn no more for several months. It Is Supt. John J. Knight, of the state free employment ojresu, who has wrought the change. He discov ered that, aside from tho out-of-town visitors who use tie steps for a giard stand from which to watch the Cam pus rush, most of the sitters on the steps were men out of Jobs. So he began to nake tours of the steps several times a day. "Want a Job?" was his query ami more than a hundred men have an swered In the affirmative latterly ind followed him to his office to be fitted out with tickets for the north woods, where they will get $26 a month and their board and lodging, working for lumbermen. TRY TO ENJOIN BAYLEY. Detroiter Selling Pianos Too Cheaply, Say Manufacturers. The Hollerbaoh Plano Cos., of Find lay, O, applied to Judge Murphy, Wed nesday, for an injunction to restrain Frank Bayley, a well-known local deal er In musical Instruments from ad vertising for sale or offering for sale pianos made by the Arm at a price declared to be Inimical to the firm’s reputation and prejudicial to Its gen eral business. Bayley secured the pianos at a bargain and baa been doing a land office business by selling at greatly re duced prices. The hearing on the ap plication for an Injunction has gone over until next Monday. American Must Return. PARIS, July 21. —Extradition papers for Marlon Dwight Fortner, wanted in St. Louis on a charge of forgery, were today Issued by the government at the request of the United States authori ties. Fortner will be taken hack to America immediately by a St. Louis police officer now In Paris. To Entertain Council of Women. The Temple theater management will entertain the ladles of the Inter-) national Council of Women with a huge theater party Thursday evening, the entire mezznlne floor having been ! reserved for them. J FOUGHT FOR LAW WHICH MEANS PURE MARRIAGES ' ' *■ 'C * - JS3EP ' * jPP|f V.' - '^j&SnJ^^El^Bbv^ * «Mi^mv V' * 'W^WMkßm^^B I \^ MISS KM M A N AHKL TAYLOR. Accompllnhed nodal IfKiler of Seattle, who worked tlrelenaly and effectively to put the now famoun “deim-miir rlaue" law thr«>UKl> tbe recent amnion of tbe leKialnture of tbe atnte of Wuwblntrtou. She In but one of tbe many women of Seattle who, thoug li havluu no note, threw tlielr moral nuport behind Anacioblyman I.enter I*. Kdice, tbe author of the bill. I nder the new law both partlen to a ninrrlnge contract uiant nuhmlt to nn exam ination by a llcenned phynlclau and obtain a certificate of their pbynlcal fltuenn to wed before they run necure a llceane. “Clean wedlock meaiin a pure cltlaennhlp, a better |overauient and a grander nuflou,” naya Allan Taylor. DOWN-TOWN UNION DEPOT JLKED OP Wabash's Scheme of Two Years Ago May Be Revived as Result of Oppo sition To M. C.’s Flans. A solution lor the union railroad station problem may be hud even if the Michigan Central does not accept the terms laid down by the council in the new ordinance that ie being drawn up, or is prevented from going ahead by the opposition of the people living between the piesent tracks aud bak er-st. A down town union station is like ly to be the result in such a case. 1 with the Wabash railroad as the lead j er. The fact that the Wabash bus I already petitioned the council to va cate to it Seventh-st., below Fort-st., and thut vacation of Sixth and Con gress-sts., in case Seventh is vacated, is already talked of, gives color : > this story which has leaked out since the opposition to the Michigan Cen tral plans developed Two years ago there was a plan on foot to Include all the land be tween Third and Elghth-sts. and lying between Fort-st. west and Jefferson ave. In a big down-town passenger and freight station project. The Wa bash was most heavily Interested with the understanding that other roads would come in later. But one of the pieces of land con sidered necessary was purchased by a commercial concern for about $lB,- 000 and then the rai'road was asked $75,000 for the ground. It refused, and the project was dropped, Inas much as internal troubles developed In the Wabash management about that time. Since then the company which purchased the land has erected a building worth several hundred thous ands of dollars, so that, If the down town station project Is revived, this particular plot of ground will have to be loft out of consideration as 100 expensive. One of the problems that the coun cil! will have to settle If the plans of the Michigan Central are acquiesced in Is the opening and widening of streets to provide convenient street car service to the new station. Tho plan of the council committee pro vides for u loop line running from Mlchlgan-ave. out Dalzelle st., thence down Flfteenth-st. past the station and back to Michlgan-ave. by way of Marantette and Church-sts. To make this practical, Dalzelle st. would have to be widened, aud either opened through to Mlchlgan-ave. or change'; made in Twelfth-st. to allow of running the cars down that thor oughfare from Miehiran-ave. to Dal zelle-st. An awkward Jog at Twelfth st. where Marautette and Church-sts. do not quite meet would also call for some expense. Another attempt to reach an amic able agreement between the aldermen, Michigan Central officials and resi dents In tne district surrounding the site of the proposed new terminal sta tion will be made, Thursday morning, when a conference will be held in tho city hall. A view of the situation being argued In the city hall is that the council has power to abrogate the grade crossing agreement with the Michigan Central as far as the streets between thu tracks and Baker-st. are concerned, and then simply order the grade of the street lowered, thus escaping dam ages. If this 1e attempted, the proper ty-ownerr will secure an injunction. There Is a specific grade separation law nnd the carrying out of the Mich igan Central plans would necessitate grade separation, and thus, in all prob ability. come under that law. Refute To Go Back to Work. BUTLER. I'a. July Sl.—Notwith standing the agreement reached lest night, not over one-fourth of the lor elgners returned to work at the Stand ard Steel Car Cos. this morning The men claim they have no definite prom ise of Increase in wages In Cos or l days, and say they did not understand the agreement which was made and ratified at a meeting of the strikers Jast night. BOMMER’S CASE IS INVESTIGATED Behind Closed Doors Committee Weighs Fate of Expelled Mystic Circle Official. Behind closed doors iu one of the Hotel Cadillac parlors, a committee of three spent mo*' of Wednesday sifting out the facts m a mass of evi dence presented in relation to the conflict between Supreme Ruler F. H. Duckwitz, of the Fraternal Mystic Circle, and Philip Bomnier. former su preme n arshal of the order. Bummer has been expelled, bin is now sitting in the meeting of the order’s supremo council by virtue of an injunction obtained from Judge Murfln. The in junction forbids the aupreme ruler or the supreme council to take action inimical to Bommer or to exclude him from the sessions of the order. The fight has been going on for a year anti a half. Feeling that it was resulting in detriment to the order, S. M. Rogers, of Springtleld, 111., pro posed in Tuesday afternoon's session that n committee be appointed * to thresh out the whole matter. He was appointed chairman, while Prof. A. X. Ozias, of Minneapolis, and, E. F. Blodgett, of Atlanta, are the other members. The dispute which they are now In vestigating and are to report on Thurs day morning, dates from the time of Bommer't removal from the place of state deputy of New York a year ago February, owing to trouble over the renewal of his contract with the su preme council. Bonimer’s opponents allege that he was dropped in June, iyoß, for non-payment of dues to the order. The expelled member went to court and secured reinstatement, but was again expelled Feb. 6 last, the officers of the order havlug rueanttme enjoined him, by court order, from performing any duties of a state of ficer. Bommer makes various charges against the officers of the supreme council of the order. His case hero is In the hands of Attorneys E. A. Fink, of Detroit, and P. V. Fennelly, of Buffalo. It seems evident from the feeling expressed by the delegates to the con vention of the supreme council that Bummer ha* “gotten in wrong” by his long-continued fight. The officers who are opposing him seem sure of re election, and It is expected that Janies W. Hull, oi Buffalo, who was appoint ed to fill Boruiner's place when the latter was expelled, will be regularly elected to the place now. Tho principal fight this year l* for the office of supreme medical director, which is now filled, by appointment, by Dr. D. G. Sanor, of Columbus, O. He is a candidate for election, but ha* several rivals. Supreme Mystic Ruler F. 11. Duckwltz does not come up for re-election in this convention, Ms term having two'years to run. Supreme Recorder J. D. Myers, Su preme Treasurer John Smiley and Su premo Committeeman A. H. Swartz r.re almost certain to be re-elected. The reports read, Wednesday morn ing, show the order in the most pros perous condition in its 30 years’ his tory. It owns it* own office building in Philadelphia and has Increased its membership and reserve. ♦ - ♦ THE WEATHER. • 4 Detroit anil vlrlaltjri Wedaeeday night ami Thumdny, partly cloudy and linnet tied, probably thunder alormei moderate temperature j moderate to brink iiinthwrnterly wlnria. Loner Michigan i Orurrnlly fair to night and Thiirmlayi not much change In temperature. IIOt RLY TFMPKH Vn HEI, aa. d* 10 a. »• 7T 7 a. mi 0* II <« TO nu. in T i 12 noon Ml V a. '5 I P »*» VJ One year ago todnyt Satlmum tem perature, 7*| minimum. «I2| mean, 70| partly elondy weather, with Jtl Inch of rain during the morning. *na rone at 4«IS a. ta. tun aela at 7)02 p. m. Alexander, t’mbrellan. VI >1 on roe. CAI.L DETIIOIT TAX ICAO CO, i Malu cuy Mao. Park Ik LAST EDITION ONE CENT cur or mm IS LASHED BY I FIEBCEJILE Huge Waves Dash Over Great Sea Wall and Flood Streets in Western Part of City— Big Wall ?ia vents Catastrophe. Several Small Craft Have Bees Wreoked, But No Loss of Lift Is Beportei. NEW YORK, July 21.—The Western Union thin afternoon at 2 p. m. received a telegram from Galvestoh, Texas, in which It waa the had changed until it was now blowing to the eouth, forcing back the water that was pouring into the city. The message said that this would probably prevent any more water from entering the town, and would prevent any further damage. HOUSTON. Tex., July 21.—A fishing schooner swept by the force of a GO* mile wind from its mooring, stiuck the bridge leading irom Galveston to ne mainland and swept away three sections, leaving a pile of twisted wrrekage and one clear gap 40 teet long. The same wind, lashing the *vu ters of the gulf to fury, dished huge waves against the great sea wall, over it and into the city itself, in’ the streets in the western part of the city water is seven feol de,p, several houses have been demolisned by the force of the wind .taelf. two famoue bathing pavilions h*ive been wrecked, but as yet no loss of life has been re* ported. Piers have been battered by the wind, several small craft have teen wrecked, the sea wall itseif is partial ly wrecked but in tne main it aae stood firm against the storm and kept back the waves that otherwise would have engulfed me city, re-enacting the tragedy of September, lyj), when af ter 30 hours of a similar wind six thousand people were fouad to hive been killed. Only a uhaky laleyhone sirvlce now connects Galvosto.i with the outside world. The telegraph wires which crossed the railroad bridge were cut down when the bridge was swept away. Two strands of telephone wire still lead Into the island city. All trains between Houston and Galveston have been annulled because of the storm. The last tra.’n left to day before the storm and reached Houston safely. Shortly afterward the wind swept across the city with the force of a hurricane. Washington] July 21.— The eat her bureau today issued the follow ing bulletin: “A report received by the weather bureau from Galveston states at 10:20 this morning the gulf was high and rising and water in the western portion of the city was several feet deep. At that hour the barometer stood at 29.64 inches and was falling rapidly. The wind was from the northeast and blowing at a rate of 44 miles an hour, with a maximum from the northeast of 52 miles. “The storm that is approaching the Texas coast was first sighted last Sat urday over the Caribbean sea and De ginning that date shipping intorests have been advised daily of Its advance over the gulf of Mexico." MILLEN PORTLAND CEMENT COMPANY IS IN TROUBLE Creditors File Involuntary Bankrupt cy Petition and Receiver is Named. An echo of the Millen-White case which was u sensation in state and federal courts several years ago comee Up in the shape of an Involuntary bankruptcy petition filed by creditors of ihe Milieu Portland Cement Cos., of Four Mile lake, Washtenaw county. Mlllen was formerly in the cement business with White, who is a Cleve land millionaire and the quarrels in cident to their severance of relations furnished spicy trials in several courts. The present company has since been organized by Mlllen. It has not been In operation recently. The bankrupt cy petition is made out in the names of the Wm. Hacon-Holmes Cos., the H. S. Holmes Mercantile Cos., both of Chelsea, and the Detroit Bag Cos. The creditors allege that the company has confessed insolvency. Henry Houghton, of Detroit, was appointed receiver and has been given authority to Issue certificates to the amount of $3,000 for the care of the property and expenses. These certifi cates takes precedence of the mort gage amounting to $125,000 which the Union bank, of Jackson, and the Do troit Trust Cos. have on the property. The concern owns a complete cement plant and has 700 acres of marl land. RESCUED FROM WATER. Chicago Resorter Is Taken Aboard Steamer After Skiff Capsizes. I.UDINOTON. Mich., uly 21.—(Spe cial.) —Struck by a heavy squall, while sailing a small skiff on Hamlin lake. Robert Wilson, a Chicago resorter, capsized In deep water and narrowly escaped drowning. The accident was witnessed from the shore. In 10 min utes Wilson and his pet doc were res cud by the steamer Alice I~ The man was completely exhausted, haring wasted much of his strength saving the dog. Wilson Is a magazine writer. Feudists Sign Peace Pact. NATCHEZ. Miss., July 21—Surviv ors of the last battle between the Pritchard and Netfman feudists will sign a peace agreement by which they will promise not to renew hosttlitlee when they leave a local hospital and return to Meadvllle. In the recent clash four were kilted. Sam Newman and Ernest Newman who are still cod* lined to their beds and A. Pritchard, leader of the Pritchard crowd haro come to terms.