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to not afraid.
Exclusion Favored by Many Dele
gates, Who Threaten To Bring
Matter Up in Bieineet Session, *
Wednesday —Fight Sure.
pg Convention Gets Under Way—
About 15,000 Visitors Here
and More Coining.
I Whether liquor dealers shall be de
l»red Ineligible as i-undfbates for
pembersblp In the Loyal Order or
sooae In the future Is one of the quea
ions likely to be considered at the
pnvention now In session in this city,
everal of the delegates are decidedly
Opposed to taking in liquor men and
hreaten to bring the matter to the
ktentlon of the convention next Wed
esday, when the regular business
Bsslons begin. Efforts are being
Lade to stave off the question until
nother year, for It Is certain to mean
fight. The delegations In question*
low ever, are said to be Insistent. They
pld that, in view of the phenomenal
rowth of the order in the past four
pars, it Is time now to exercise more
are In the admission of new mem
H Local officers of the order say there
■;:■*© 15,000 delegates and visitors In
city, and that the number will be
to 20,000 by evening.
188 The twenty-third annual convention
the order got under way with a
session in th e Detroit
bouse, Monday morning. The
was scheduled for 9 o’clock,
■it the delegates were slow in com
Dr. J. N. Swartz, chairman of
executive committee of the con
rapped for order. Fol-
the Invocation. Hugh Shepherd
the delegates on behalf of
)•■• local lodge of Moose. He was
as he spoke of the remarkable
of the order in the past year,
he declared was due not only
the splendid efforts of Supreme
James J. Davis and other
of the supreme body, but to
fact that the order stands for a
■ Mayor Thompson, who is a Moose.
|Hllowod with a characteristically hap
1 speech, -of welcome. In which be
on the excellent qualities of
beautiful city.” .He appointed
Swartz for
[Be week, without pay. ancnilVTTed all
delegates to visit the executive
vßßcss. There were a few smiles
the mayor declared that Detroit
produce another champion base-
team this year.
Curtis H. Gregg, of
Pa., past supreme dictator.
the response. He recalled that
he was elected to head the order
years ago, be was given to under-
that it bad a membership of 5.-
■o. but he found, after taking the
that the actual membership was
■t 523. Since that time, he declared,
membership has Increased to 250.-
and hp predicted that It would
the half million mark in 1912.
there were but 335 lodges rep-
at the last convention, in
there are now 730 repre
this Juncttire, Trlckett Giles,
Bat dictator of the Baltimore lodge.
§■ behalf of Supreme Dictator R. K.
of Columbus, presented to the
lodge a beautiful silken ban-
in honor of the fact that this Is
"^B” Vou may think lam having a good
to say about banners.*’ he said
the course of his talk, "but I
■me from a state that gave birth tf>
man who wrote the 'Star Spangled
statement brought loud cheers.
D. Davis, of Cleveland, a mem-
of the supreme council, formally
the banner and the meeting!
! adjourned until the afternoon.
the first real business of the
thp nomination of officers
the coming year, will be taken up.
H Jones, of Indianapolis, vlce
■premo dictator, appears to be the,
candidate for supreme die-,
■lor and his friends are already
his election by an overwholm-
B majority. He has some opposition
the person of James Lennon, of
election Is scheduled for Tues
[■Rivalry is keen for next year's con-
with Kansas City and Seattle
■ No. 819.
■ This and other stories for a
■w days will be devoted to the
■i press ion s gathered at Boston
■hile attending the SEVENTH
■ The most remarkable feature
■ the Convention to me was the
■somblinjr of OVER 2.200 MEN
■ND WOMEN from ail parts of
country for the one single
■ffort for the better-
glFrom the opening of the Con
ißntion In Faneuil Hall until
He close of the Banquet in
Bmphony Hall four days later
{Bin special meetings and in
ißblic meetings —in pleasure
fßtherings and business gather
|Hg» there was shown a won
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: Blr. CnatraMnn <f*r lumber
B* l ' tmr rmm • rvsatailaa f*.r
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(Hie Detroit (Times
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areaa-at. east at Ike aa* af ISO. Naa
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Magazine Article by Late Magnate
Gives Inside History of Conditions
In Pingree's Time.
The history of the Detroit street
car fight in the days of Mayor Pin
gre« and the old Detroit Electric rail
way is reviewed in an article written
by the late Tom L. Johnson and pub
lished in Hampton’s Magasine for
September, and facts are brought to
light concerning the lnaide dealings in
connection with the roads that are
interesting to those who have follow
ed the street railway struggle in De
Johnson says: *T was first impress
ed with the idea of street railways
operating at a three-cent fare by see
ing what Hasen S. Pingree accom
plished while he was mayor of De
"Be then goes on to describe con
ditions as they were in Detroit when
his brother and associate# took over
the Citisens’ Street railway and the
formation of the Detroit Electric rail
He states that he was In favor of
granting the franchise for that line
to the Everett Interests which were
after It on the beat terms possible.
Thia attitude on the part of Johßaon
puzzled Mayor Pingree and the latter
aaked him to explain.
The incident Is reported by John
son as follows:
"I said: ‘The'city needs additional
street railway facilities. It is evident
that our company cannot get any con
cessions, so the new company ought
to have them. I want the grants
made on aa fair a basis as possible
because it will only be a question of
time until my company will acquire
them. If you Impose unfair condi
tions in the new grants, you will sim
ply put burdens on my back when
theae lines come to be absorbed by
"This amused the mayor and he
called my attention to a provision In
the grant which said that if the new
company should consolidate with or
sell out to the old, the grant became
void. I replied that notwithstanding
that provision or any other they could
frame into words, nothing could pre
vent us from accquliing the railroad.
This somewhat staggered Pingree and
he said: ‘Mr. Johnson, explain that to
me, won’t you?'
“ T will not consolidate with the
new company nor make any attempt
to buy,' I answered, ‘but some day I
will have a friend of mine down in
New York or Weat Virginia or some
where else, whom I shall call Sriftth
for convenience, acquire the stock of
the railroad by purchase. And, Mr.
Mayor, If you attempt to put in a pro
vision to prevent my Smith or some
other Smith from doing this, you will
•imply defeat your own ends, for call
road stocks to he useful must salable/
"It gradually dawned on him that
he did not have much safety In his
safeguard provision, and then he said:
‘I have here a clean sheet of paper.
You tell me how to write this grant
so that you can't get It/
"I replied: 'There la only one way.
Have the city own and operate its
three-cent line. Then I can’t consoli
date with it. 1 esn’t purchase it. and I
can't have Smith purchase it.' "
The article goes on to pay a high
tribute to Pingree as the forerunner
of the present insurgent movement
The article also states that John
son had made an arrangement to give
the city the benefit of his share of the
profits in the deal that was made to
sell the railway system to the city
for $15,000,000 and tells how the city
was laser humiliated after rejecting
the offer of the company to find that
It had been hold out to private inter
ests for $25,000,000.
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Commends Man Who Defends Woman
From Insult on Car.
Alfred Grant was arrested, Sunday
uight. because he created a disturb
ance on a street ear. Monday morn
ing, he waa before Police Justice
Stein, charged withs disturbing the
peace. He void the court that some
person made an Insulting remark
aboat his lady friend. Miss Jessie
ZuerkU. She was In court, also.
She testified that Grant stood the
insults of her persecutor as long as
he could and then proceeded to
avenge himself. Judge Stein opined
that Grant had done the right thing
at the right time and suspended sen
James Clark, Who Gave Cop the
Laugh as He Flashed by Must
Serve 90 Bays.
I The automobile speeders who ap
peered before Judge Phelan in the
recorder’s court, Monday morning,
were few * and far between compar
ed with the army that has been on
hand on preceding Mondays. But
'their places were taken by thoee who
had allowed their autoa to smoke or
who had been driving recklessly.
James Clark, No. 56G Grandy-ave.,
drew the prise sentence Monday, get
ting 20 days in the county jail, with
out the option of a fine. About 10
o'clock in the evening he went out
Joy-riding on his motorcycle, passing
Officer Fred Thompson, on Twenty
fourth-st., near the Grand Trunk rail
road tracks without a light and at
high speed He gave the officer the
laugh, so the patrolman said, but his
laugh was short-lived for a ✓Grand
Trunk tram pulled across the road
ahead of him and the young speeder
was halted. The officer had shot In
to the air in an attempt to stop the
man but It had been of no avail. Now,
however, the policeman had his
chance and nabbed Clark.
"Young man," said the Judge, "you
have a rl-fht to value your own life
lightly and trust it to reckless riding
on a motorcycle, but you have no
right to lightly regard the llvea of
others. They are sacred and you
must not place tnem in danger.
"You hav# been born and brought
up in this city, lou know the laws
and you have reaa the papere which
told what we are doing to you care
less fellows who haws no respect for
the lives of your fellow men. Reck
less driving of every sort of vehiele
must stop, t eeeteac+iJXM.lOrJQ days
in the odtiaty
There wore bat four fines for reek*
lees automobile driving. O. Llndemey
er drove within three feet of a street
car oa Woodward ave., near Jeffer
son, and paid $25 for hi* error. Wil
liam Mavis also paid $25 for reckless
driving. Judge Stange started late
to make a train and waa fined $lO
because he exceeded the speed limit
In catching, Bluest Kloetzel drove
on the left sloe of a street, for which
he paid $lO.
Mve-dollar fines were imposed on
Earl Hlllnan, George A. Rlchenback,
Paul STchults, C. H. Chtdsey and Ly
man BtngUay for allowing their ma
chines to smoke. Charles Adams told
the court that the officer in swear
ing that Adams’ machine was smok
ing gave "absolutely false” testimony.
The judge lost no time in fining him
$5, adding that "no man can appear
in this court and say that what any
officer swears to is absolutely false
in the manner you have/' Adams
wanted a chance to go out and get
(he amount of the fine but the Judge
thought it better for him to remain
in court and have It brought to him.
He telephoned his wife and she paid.
Several boys were fined from $1 to
$2.50 for riding bicycles on sidewalks,
ridinp at .light without llghta or using
bicycles not equipped with horns or
Property Lose Is Also Heavy, Build
ing* In Several Places Being
FARGO, N. D.. Aug. 21.—Estimates
received here today from the tornado
swept district# of North Dakota in
dicate that while only four bodies
have been found, a number more
wore killed In the death-dealing wind
•torm of Sunday. Wire service Is
paralysed, but it Is believed that
when wire communication has been
secured. It will be learned that a
score of lives have been lost. Two
hundred pet sons are known to have
been Injured and it Is feared that
even this roll will be greatly in
creased. a
The property loee. it is believed,
will far exceed the original eetlmato
Os $1,000,000
The tornado did the greatest dam
age in West Hope. Antler, Souris.
Sherwood, Mohall. Loralne and in
vicinity. More than 160 persons
wero injured, some seriously, in We*t
Hope and vicinity. The tail end of
the tornado ie reported to have reach
ed Winnipeg, acroes the Canadian
Taft to Lay Comaratona.
WABHINOTON, Au*. 21.—Praaldent
Taft today put a clincher on hla de
cision. made known Saturday, to ex
tend his western trip to the Pacific
const by accepting an Invitation to lay I
the cornerstone of the two million
dollar city hall at San FTanelaco.
la KalMlaa Ik* ksai* sltaiHaal* ta
lar* repair Mila ky apsrlfylaaff laanker
Cobb Aeeuoed of Scorching.
Ty Cobb, premier hitter la the Am
erican league, will appear In Justice
Randolph's court, Tuesday mornint,
ohkrged with violating the speed ordi
nance in Highland Park. The "Peach’*
waa out for a spin, Saturday, but ac
cording to Marshal Wordin. Ty’a spin
reached a ZR-mHe-an-hour dip. The
officer stopped Cobb and instructed
him to appear In tha Justice court
i Tuesday.
MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 1911.
in mi
Senator Advises Government Owner
ship of All Mineral Resources and
Public Utilities in the North
ern Country.
Board of Works Should Be Created
To Handle All Facilities and De
liver Products To Pacific Coast
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18.—Immedi
ate development of the vast mineral
resources of Alaska through govern
ment ownership of railroads, ships
and pubhv utilities, etc., and the ac
tual mining of Alaskan coal by the
government, all to be administered
through a board of public works for
the benefit of the people, was the
broad plan outlined in a remarkable
speech In the senate today by Senator
Robert M. (Rep., Wls.).
“Every day makes it more evident
that the American people are waging
a losing fight in Alaska," the Wiscon
sin progressive aaserted. "On the
one hand are the 36,000 pioneers who
are risking their lives and fortunes in
the exploration and prospecting of its
undiscovered resources. On the other
hand are the millions of American
people to whom this great storehouse
of natural resources belong. Between
them Is the enormous power of the
greatest concentration wf capital that
the world has ever known.
"Whatever evidence *r leek of evi
dence there may be as to the present
Intentions and maneuvers of corpor
ate power In Alaska, our experience
with the same forces nearer home
teaches us that monopoly under these
same conditions ie Inevitable.
"Anyone must see that the founda
tions are being laid in Wall-st. for the
upbuilding of a monopoly In Alaska
equal to that which controls the an
thracite coal fields of Pennsylvania.
Control Transportation.
"The key to the whole situation Is
the control of the means of transpor
tation. The tremendous power of
freight discrimination first showed it
self In the Pennsylvania anthracite
fields forty years ago, when it was
employed ultimately to force the sale
of 95 per cent of all of the Individual
owned coal lands to railroads owning
and operating the only lines over
which the ho4i could be transported
to Lhe market These coal roads dis
criminated In rates, refused care to
shippers and harassed and oppressed
Individual owners until they were
compelled to sell on such terms ae
the railroads cared to offer. A sub
servient legislature nullified constitu
tion prohibitions by passing laws
which prevented the state securing
titles to these lands and this same
power was used to defeat the struggle
of labor, organizad against oppression,
to secure fair wages.
"When we have before ue the his
tory of IBs anthracite struggle, now
consummated in the complete control
of Plerpont Morgan against the
whole American people, can we expect
any different result. If we permit the
Morgan-Guggenheims to get control of
Alaska? Tha power will lie in their
control of Che docks, wharves, moun
tain passes and the limited outlet to
the markets."
LaFollette aaserted that the gov
ernment should regard Itself as a
board of directors pledged to the
proper care and development of a
property In which the American peo
ple were stockholders.
"The first step," he continued,
"should be the creation of proper
transportation facilities. The govern
ment should own and build these
transportation facilities. The wharves,
docks, railroads, and terminals in
Alaska should at once be acquired by
the government
U. 8. Bhould Own Mine.
“The government should own and
operate at least ona great coal mine,
to supply Its naval and military needs
and to sell the surplus at a reason
able profit, as a check against extor
tion by private corporations develop
ing other mines.
“The sensible and practical thing to
do Is to create a board of public works
for Alaska, similar to the Isthmian
canal commission. This board should
then undertake, not merely to build a
railroad from Controller bay to the
coal fields, but should now acquire all
of the railroads In Alaska and settle
at once the policy of government own
ership. It should similarly provide
for the development of other public
utilities, such as the telegraph and
telephone. It should operate and de
velop the wharves, docks and steam
ship lines, If necessary to deliver the
products of Alaska to the Pacific
‘The problem then remaining Is
how to administer this great estate.
The example of Panama points the
way. Congress of course, cannot deal
with this subject In all of its details
nor assume the management of the
development of our resources In Alas
ka. The same reasons which prevent
congress from undertaking supervi
sion, apply practically with equal force
to the president, the Interior depart
ment and the Interstate commerce
“The people of the United States do
BOf ddtntnd nr immMTfiTe return oh
their Investment. They can them
selves supply all necessary money at
an Interest charge of less than three
per cent. Rates for transportation
and for other public utilities may
properly be low, with the capital cost
aa small as ft would be to the peo
ple. It would forever remove the Ir
resistible temptations of discrimina
tion, rebates and corruption, which
have characterised the worst period
of our railroad operation.”
laFollettr declared that the Ameri
can people could afford to make but a
small profit on this investment, and
«•**■«• seven.)
Poliea Lay Fifteen Complaints for
Bunday Liquor helling.
Fifteen complaints, charging sa
loonkeeper.-* with being open on Sun
day, were laid on Police Commlslon
er Croul’a desk, Monday morning.
Among these were oomplainls
against James D. Bums, of the Bums
Hotel, and "Kid" Lavigne, both of
whose places are within a few steps
of police headquarters. The polios
say there were about IS men in the
Bums bar.
In some of the outlying bars, there
were as many ae 60 persona.
Besides the 15 complaints against
saloonkeepers, there are two others,
charging the operation of blind pigs.
Expert Finley, Who Appraised
Michigan Mining Properties, Makes
Big Raise in Iron Valuation.
LANSING, Mich., Aug. Sl.—James
R. Finley, mining engineer, the ex
pert from New York, who was retain
ed by the state tax commission to ap
praise mining properties in Michigan,
today turned his report over to the
state board of equalisation, which be
gan its final sessions in the capitol
The two salient points in the report
are the big boost in valuation of the
iron properties, from $25,000,000 to
$100,000,000, and the finding that the
copper properties should not be boost
ed because, as the expert declares,
the supply of unmined copper Is run
ning out.
"This is probably the first time any
considerable valuation of Michigan
iron mines has been made public,"
says Mr. Finley in his report. "It
will probably excite interest and the
question will be aaked: How nearly
correct is It? My answer is that any
man who concedes that It is logical
to found expectations of the future on
the result of the past will be forced
to admit that these valuations are cor
rect within a very moderate range of
error. It la to be remembered that the
factors of coat and price are estab
lished by official and authentic docu
ments. and that the life of the mines
la also mainly established by the same
kind of documents. The whole range
of error lies in the mere extension of
life that I have adopted as reasonable
beyond what is plainly measurable.
"Now since the question la one of
present values, it is demonstrable that
my error in theae extensions must be
simply enormous before the error In
valuation becomes considerable. TIM
life of the mines ie admitted to aveV
age 18 years. If I extend this life to
20 years, the lnoroose of life is 25 per
cent, but the Increase of present value
is only 15 per cent.
"The report is a calculation of the
value of mines to th« permanent own
er for the production of minerals.
It is baaed on three factors: First,
average cost; second, average prices,
and' third, an estimate of future life.
The first two factors are determined
by experience. The third factor, the
life of the mine, is based partly on
developed ore and partly upon an aa
auraptlon of continuance of known
ore bodies beyond the present bottom
levels of the mines. The assumption
of continuance is based mainly upon
the extent to which the continuity of
the deposits has been proven for the
district and for the type to which the
mine belongs. It will be seen that
these factors are quite as definite as
those upon which calculations In the
world of business are generally found
"The future value of a aeries of
dividends is reduced to a preaent value
by the annuity method; that la, a
sum Is calculated upon which the
series of dividends will pay five per
cent interest and also provide each
year a sinking fund instalment which,
Invested each year at 4 per cent in
terest, and added to prior Instalments
similarly invested and reinvested, will
equal the sum taken. Thia aum la
(CMlla«r4 oa I*ago Sovoa.)
Lynch and Hurlbut Clash Again in
Committee Meeting.
Aid. Tom Lynch, of the Fifteenth
word, and Park Commissioner Hurl
but had another verbal set-to In the
meeting of the park and boulevard
committee of the council Monday
morning and the majority of the com
mittee, as usual, waa with the com
The majority reported In favor of
awarding the contract for two new
auto busses for Belle Isle to the Pack
ard Motor Car Cos. at $5,166 each, al
though the Universal Motor Truck
Cos. hid $4,156 each. The latter, how
ever, had put up no certified check
by way of a guarantee. The commit
tee, moreover, felt that there should
be some uniformity in the city's
The commissioner announced that
he intended to use the busses for the
transportation of skaters across the
Belle Isle bridge next winter. This
brought a “rise" from Lynch.
"We’ve got enough busses over
there now for that." he said. "We
might Just as well wait until aprlng
now before ordering thoee new busses.
The commissioner should have ordered
them long ago and they would have
been in operation by this time."
President Ts#t Attschet ftlgnatlirt to
Compromise Measure.
WASHINGTON. Auk. 21— President
Taft this afternoon signed the bill ad
mitting Arizona and New Mexico to
Only the refusal of the people of
there two territories to comply with
the conditions Impound by oongres*
•an now prevent their entering ln*o
the union within about three months
The people of New Mexico must vote
on n proposal making their constitu
tion mere susceptible of amendment
and the Arixona voters must elimin
ate tbs recall or the Judiciary provi
sion from their constitution.
IV slrl for wkto BMttk to tcfwcl
•f wife-murder. Blko MkMwMfH
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Defense Makes Bequest for Week’s
Adjournment, But Judge Insists
That Case Go On.
Vs., Aug. Sl. —Despite an earnest re
quest for delay by his attorneys, Hen
ry Clay Beattie, Jr., was today ar
raigned for tbe murder of his wife.
Judge Watson denied an application
for another week's delay and ordered
Beattie to tbe bar. Pale and wan. as
a result of his month’s Imprisonment,
but otherwise debonair, Beattie took
his place in the dock. Then follow
ed the usual motion to quash the in
dictment, which was purely formal
and which was quickly overruled.
“Henry Clay Beattie, Jr., stand up/*
called the clerk of the court, and
with a smile the accused man arose,
leaning heavily on the desk before
him. While tils clerk in a droning
voice read the blunt aocusatlon In
the indictment, the courtroom was
hushed, Beattie standing motionless,
the center of interest.
“How do you plead?** demanded the
“Not guilty,’’ said Beattie In a low
voice, and bia light for life was on.
Beulah fa Absent.
Deeming 4be- presence -of Beulah
Blnford, tbe “other woman/’-unneces
sary today, the authorities left her In
Henrico jail.* Her place in the trian
gle of tragedy was vacant when Hen
rjr Bsattte took hi*l**F*R¥ Ms gray
haired father at the narrow counsel
table beside Attorneys Smith and
Carter, r~ " - *
Chesterfield court house, hidden
away in its thicket of oak and hem
lock, was noisy and gay In preparation
for the morbid fete—the biggest mur
der trial In its history. ■ The stringy
bearded, tobacco-chewing farmers
came to “co’t today’’ as if It were a
county fair, wagged their shaggy chins
and discusaed crops and the weather
as the pale, anaemic youth, who haß
spent the past month In Henrico coun
ty Jail, was unloaded from an auto
mobile under heavy guard to take hla
place at the dock.
Beattie was as debonair as be has
been at all times since his arrest
Seemingly enjoying the gaping
mouthd attention bestowed by the
countrymen, Beattie smiled in a su
perior way.
Paul Beattie, star witness for
the prosecution, bore himself like the
central figure of a gloomy drama.
One hundred prospective Jurymen,
gathered from the furthermost re
cesses of Chesterfield county, lounged
among the gay refreshment stands
which clustered about the court house.
There was not room for the full
panel of Jurymen In the tiny court
room, and the talesmen gathered about
ou the broad court house lawn within
sound of the voice of the court crier,
who shouted his noisy summons from
doors and windows. Despite the gaiety
and animation of the crowd, the
bearded Jurymen looked upon their
mission seriously, talking among
themselves in earnest whispers.
The farm boys who conducted livery
service from Centralis, four miles
away, to the court house, dM a rush
ing business. Even a Richmond taxi
cab company saw the revenue possi
bilities In the throng of morbidly
curious, bound for the scene of Henry
Beattie’s fight for life, and a regular
taxi service was established, the
honking, puffing autos astonishing
Chesterfield county’s quiet mules find
horses. Balked by the toy slse of
the court room, hundreds of specta
tors amused themselves about the
lawn, massing as closely as possible
about the courtroom windows.
Paul Beattie, Weak Witness, TTI# talk.
It became known here today that
nervous Paul Beattie will be the weak
spo* in the case of the prosecution, <u
which Harry M. Smith and Hill Car
ter, two of Virginia's ablest lawyers,
will aim their defense. The fact, al
ready established, that Paul did not
(CMHItMI Face Nevee.)
New Divorce Suit.
Jennie Atkins filed suit for divorce,
Monday, against her hushsnd. Hy
Ccorse Church Incorporates.
The Eoorse Presbyterian church
filed articles of association Monday.
Judge Phelan Waste To Know What
la To Bo Dome With David Bate,
Who Baa Item Harold
Speeding • Motorcyclist Boat To Jail
For 80 Dayi Without Option
of Fine.
Judge Phelan has written a letter
to Prosecutor Van Zile, asking for
some action in the case of David
Baker, automobile driver, who ran
down and killed Harold Bernstein, In
front of the Majestic building. July *7.
The prosecutor’s office has paid M
attention to this cane, although
officers charged Baker with reckless
driving. Following la the letter frees
the courft
The e lse of the people vs. David
Baker, No. l&S Third-at., charged
with operating an automobile In a
careless and reckless manner on
July 27, while passing the Ma
jestic building, was tried before
me on Aug. 7, 1911. I ordered the
testimony transcribed and a
copy delivered to you.
You will learn from the testi
mony In the case that the defend
ant was charged with running his
machine at a high rat# of speed
and while so doing, ran Into n
boy, who was crossing the high
way at that plane, the boy dying
from his injuries shortly there
Will you kindly advise me what
steps you have taken In this mat
ter, as I did not desire to dlspoee
of the ordinance case against the
defendant until your office has
been consulted.
Geo. J. Gilbert Introduces Lone
Motet From Alleged Affinity and
Qett Divorce on Crow-Bill.
I think of days gone by, deer,
Os the swing on the old oek tree.
And dream how sweet twould be, deer,
Te awing through Ufa with thee.
This is tha kind of rhymes Rose
Jackson used to send Mrs. Goldie Gil
bert. llring U No. HI lCnciUlwra..
east, according to testimony Intro
duced by her husband, George J. Gil
bert, Mooday morning In Judge Hoe
rnor’s court, where Mrs. Gilbert*# suit
for divorce was dtactuned, tbo bwp
band getting a decree on his cross hill.
Mrs. Gilbert alleged extreme cruelty,
but Gilbert, who waa represented by
Attorney James H. Pound, alleged
that the wife had an affinity and In
an attempt to prove it. Introduced
many letters and post cards which bn
says she received. The following is.
one of the letters read In court by
Mr. Pound:
My dearest Grdce:
I now am going to write you a--
few words tonight as 1 have been
thinking of you the entire day. 1
was working, too, but you wete
in my mind Just the same. I near- -
ly hit my thumb by not thinking
of my work. but. dear, 1 could not
get my mind off you, the one dear
Grace. Oh. if I could only get a
look into those eye# of yours.
You do not know how glad 1 would
Yea. dear, my thoughts are
yours from now, and every time
I drive a nail today 1 wished it
was in a house for you. 1 would
be the happiest man In alt tbe
world with you. I do not care
where It would be, dear, as long
as you were there. It would bring
sunshine and comfort to me and ‘
everlasting peace. You dear girl,
if you only knew how I have
longed to see you. Ob. do not
wait. Come fly and take the place
of an angel. Oh, how welcome
you would be tonight if you could
only come just for a little while.
! could go to bed and dream sweet
dreams of Grace, dear. Yon have
got no idea how long the days
I would never get lonesome with
one so deer to me as you. I think
of yon while I am writing these
few lines. You appear to me aa
one with uneqnaled qualities one
who Inspired to a higher Ideal
than can be written by pea. Again
you appear to me as one of the
beautiful flowers of spring that
come forth. The illy of the valley
beautiful, pure white lily, cleansed
with the sun that fails from the
heavens. Soon the flowers die
but, my deer, loving trne Grace.
Say there ts a spider uo my win
dow rnrtatn. Good Inch, that la
what you said. dear.
Sow love and taste Its fruitage
ptl W, 1 1 f r ~
Sow peace and reap the harvest
bright, v. v-
Sow sunshine on the rocks and
moors. ■
And you will find n homo of pleas
ure and light.
Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise
. agiln;
Tha eternal years of God art
But error, wounded, writhes ta
And die# among bin worshipers.

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