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PROGRESSIVE DAILY TWELFTH YEAR, NO. 91. FINE HARM Df SPcAAIfiS FOR EDITORIAL ROUND-UP IN DETROIT THURSDAY Gov. Wilson, Gov. Osborn, Me dill McCormick and Frank I. Cobb To Be Heard. PRIZE AWARD FEATURE. pinner* of Gold in Times’ “Re main In Michigan” Contest To Be Announced. • i- > While Thursday of this week is to be a great day ia the editorial round up, the Board of Commerce is giving for the entire Michigan press —with addresses by the president of the as sociated advertising clubs of America and the editor of the National Maga zine in the afternoon and speeches by Gbv. Osborn, Gov. Wilson. Frank I. Cobb, Medlll McCormick and A. 11. Vandenberg. in the evening—it is only cue-half of the great doings for the opinion-molders. At the Griswold House, Friday fore noon, the eastern Michigan Press club will hold its first session. D. W. Gran don, of Hillsdale, one of nre famous builders of small dntlles. is going to tdll how it is done; and FYed W. Gage, of Battle Creek, will illustrate with atereopticon views his “Cost System for printers.” After luncheon at the Belle Isle Casino, the patriotic impulse of the night before banquet will be released again in the consideration of the gen eral theme, “What can we do for Michigan." State Dairy Commissioner .Lames W. Helme will suggest what can be done in the dairy; Representa tive Henry E. Strait has some con victions on school text-book' reform that he will offer; George W. Welch, editor of the Fruit Belt. Grand Rapids, will consider “Fruit-Growing as a fac tor in the development of Mlchlgn 1; ” and President Milton A. Mcßae, of the Board of Commerce, w ill tell "why Michigan needs an agricultural com missioner." ¥ A fitting finale to this session on the good of the state will be the awarding of three prizes in gold— -9100, |SO and $2«V —to the newspapers printing the three most convincing editorials on the subject, "Remain In Michigan." There are three score of Smtestants in this patriotic competi on, end Prestdeut Mcßae, one of the judges pays they have produced a •p!etuM> volume of inspiring copy that cannot fail to do a lot of good in the UttblUilUng of the state’s resources. “The Detroit Times' was a most happy and worthy one." Mr. Mcßae adds, “and a real contribution to the gobd of Michigan. The other judges are Gov. Chase 8. Osborn and Wm. P. Nisbett, publisher of the Michigan Press Association Bulletin. A revised list of the publica tions competing is given below, but it la not necessarily complete, as some papers have been sent to the judges t that were not mailed to The Times. City Record-Eagle, J. W. Hannen; Detroit Courier, G. A. Ferris: Iron Mountain Tribune-Gazette. Joseph A. Doran; Petoskey Evening News. C. K. Churchill: Michigan Presbyterian, Rev. . 8. Jerome; Elk HupPls Prog ress, G. W. Perry; Pittsburgh Re- Sorter, W. K. Colton; Cheboygan Tri une. C. S. Ramsay; South Lyon Herald, A. K. Pierce; Fowlovvllle Re view'. G. L. Adams; Advertiser, H. T. Johnson; Ulg Rapids Pio neer. C Gay; Klnde Independent Farmer, Janies H. Hall; Howard City Record, James B. Haskins; Ogemaw Republican, J. W. (luckier; Manistee Dally Nows. Herbert Harley; Harbor Hprtngs Graphic, J. C. Wright; Grand Rapids Herald, A. H. Vanden berg; Hanover Local, E. P. Lament; White Cloud Eagle, W. B. Reed; Mus kegon News-Chronicle, C. A. French; Presque Isle County News, H. H. Whltely; Blisstleld Advance, H. D. Wlnte: St. Clair Republican, G. 11. Pond; Sault Ste. Marie News. F. Knox; Monroe Record - Commercial, A. B. Bragdon. Jr.: Bay City Tribune. R. H. Woods; Walervllct Record, E. F. Caee; Port Huron Tlines-Herald. L. A. Welld; Kalkaska Leader, J N. Tinklepaugh; | Scottville Enterprise, Fred J. Buck; Pontiac Press-Gazette, Harry Coleman; Harbor Springs Graphic, John C. Wright; Flint Dally Journal, Contrib uted; Michigan Farmer. Appolls Long; "Waldron Recorder. Mrs. Rose EL TUlot ■on; Charlotte Tribune, contributed: Roscommon Herald, D. Eugene Mathe son: Michigan Volksfreund, Rudolph Warck: Lanesburg News, Ray V. Bird sal]; Adrian Times. G. A. Dailey: Law-! ton Leader. W. K Lane; Petoskey In- I dependent. R. Ray Baker: Marshall \ Chronicle, J. M. Moses; Fowlervllle Standard. BUI Peek; Coldwater Dally Rf porter, Irlo L. Dobson; .Manistee vd vocate, James G. Madison; Keweenaw Miner. W. E. Smith; Hastings Herald, C. F Field; Hillsdale Dally, D. W. Grandon; Homer Lookout, Elwyn P. Green, Buckley Enterprise, James E. Ballard. Michigan Horticulture, C. E. Bassett; Muskegon Times, George S. Stanley; Grand Rapids Press. Russell Gore; Cass City Chronicle. George Mar lain; Benton Harbor News-Palladium; Bay City Democrat, George Washing ton: Michigan Christian Advocate. Rev. 3. H. Potts; Jackson Patriot. B. W. Sarbar; Petersburg Sun A. P. Fating; atlonal Barred Rock Journal. J. A Barnum; Croswell Jeffersonian, Mrs. J. F. West. MAN OF 75 BEATEN WITH BRASS KNUCKLES The police are Investigating a brutal attack by a young man on Vic* ter Lazen. 75 years old, and residing at No. 23 Savoy-st. He la in St. Mary's hospital, with his face terribly lacerat ed from "brass knuckles.” and the eight of one eye threatened. Lazen was attacked near his home, Sunday, and has furnlahed the police with the name of his assailant, though he disclaims all knowledge of the cause of the assault. Clara Btill Missing. * After a search, in which the Juvenile court officers have been assisted for three days by the entire police force of the city, no trace has been found of Clara Baronowakl, the 15-year-old girl who jumped through the window of a Wabash train, last Friday, shlle bring taken to the reformatory for girls In Adrian. The girl s home and the homes of her relatives Jutre been searched, and inquiry has been made In all the homes along the railway near where she made her wild leap tor liberty. ■lssS * M/mKSBf* **• * Twil i V ~ 1 mad|nw: yV HRHHP * yH ■ .^fl|l|§ Qfe j T^H PO«TNAKTRR-GKIVKRAL HITCHCOCK TIFT MllS HITCHCOCK TO WHITE HOUSE AFTER FEDERAL OWNERSHIP TALK Postmaster-General Says He Favors Government Taking Over Telegraph Lines. NO FRICTION EXISTS. Official Announcement Says President and Cabinet Officer Are Not At Odds. WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.—Postmas ter-Gcneral Hitchcock and President Taft are not at odds over Hitchcock’s advocacy of government ownership of telegraph lines —according to an of ficial announcement at the white Loure this afternon. The statement was made following a i« port that spread throughout the city that the president had called his postmaster-general "On the carpet,” for his advocacy of the plan, and that there was a serious breach between the two. In a formal statement issued this alternoon the white house declared: The recommendation by the post mister-general that It would be well for the government to buy the tele graph lines and Incorporate them in the postofflee system appeared in an earlier annual report submitted by him to the president, some discussion it was decided at the sug gestion of the president to postpone reference to the matter to another year and not to bring it forward then, because of the recommendation of many other Important changes, Includ ing the postal savings banks and the rarcels-post. These if adopted, would take up all the energy of the postof flce department In making the neces sary changes. “The postmaster-general intended to bring this matter to the attention of the president before the publication in advance of this part of his report. After having made preparation for publication, he was suddenly called out of town without having done so. "His conclusion as to the wisdom of the taking over of the telegraph lines hag been reached only after full con sideration and investigation. As the report containing the recommendation has not yet been submitted to the president, It has not yet been consid ered by him or by the cabinet with a view of presenting It to congress as an administration measure." Rep. Victor L. Berger, the Wiscon sin Socialist was enthusiastic over Hitchcock’s plan. “There is no doubt that Postmaster General Hitchcock Is sensible In his plan,” he declared. “He says we could get better service from a government owned telegraph for less than one-third of the present rates. I might add that the government would pay much bet ter wages. “What holds good for the telegraph, however, uudoubtedly also holds good for the telephone. Asa matter of fact the same wires could often be used for both purposes and thus afford a still greater saving." Berger favored government owner ship of all utilities. “It is simply a question whether *Blg Business,* is to own the government, or whether the government Is to own CoatiDnrd on Tw». DR. FLINTERMANN DIES .. AS RESULT OF OPERATION Dr. Johann Fllntermann, one of the oldest and beet known physi cians In Detroit, died Monday, In Harper hospital from the effects of an operation Dr. Fllntermann had l>een ill one w'eek and It was not thought hla condition was serious. Dr. Flintormann was 72 years old and a native of Amsterdam, Holland. He eras educated In schoola and uni versities In his native country and came to Detroit in 1867, to berome a practicing physician. Dr. Fllntermann was a member of all of the medical societies of the city, and several national associa tions, and hla written findings on the treatment of tuberculosis were widely read and used, by brother physicians. Mrs. Fllntermann, whose marriage to the doctor took place In Germany before emigration to America, and two daughters, the Misses Elsie and Emllie, survive. Funeral arrange ments have not been completed. OPENS STORE TO SELL PROVISIONS AT COST The Mutual Benefit league, organis ed to provide Its members with pro visions at almost epet price, eliminat ing the middleman's profit, has open ed a More a> No. 26 Elixabeth-st. east. The league promises to pay five per rent on shares of stork selling at |5 a share. Officers of the leapue say tor ms may be purchased for the pro ductions of the articles required for aale She gjelroi! toue* THOUSANDS OF SINGLE TAXERS URGED TO VOTE AGAINST THE FRANCHISE Henry George Association Takes Up Arms To Fight Thomp son-Hutchins Measure. MEETINGS CALLED OFF. Time To Be Devoted To Getting Affirmative Vote on Glinnan Amendment. The Detroit Henry George associa tion, with an active membership of ls-0, has Issued an open letter to all single taxera in Detroit, of whom there are several thousand, urging them to vote against the Thompson- Hutcbins franchise. The letter fol lows: "Detroit single taxers will not be called together until after election, Jan. 23, In order that they may aaslßt in public meetings In defeating the present attempt to again fasten upon the city anew franchise. “Let us use all honorable effort to get an affirmative vote for the GHn nan charter amendment, so that one step may be made towards establish ing the single tax policy. “This amendment will lay the foun dation for real city ownership and op eration at cost, returning to society that creates the value the full created value, and, under civil service rules, paying to labor, mental, physical and administrative, that operates the transportation, full and fair remunera tion for such services, also giving a sufficient number of clean, warm cars and vehicles to every part of the city, and keeping such services up to the full growth of city and suburbs and ending all political controversies. “Land has no value except as so ciety gives It such value. “Streets are land and as such have the value given them by society. “Society should take the values It gives to land for the expense of the government. If It gives away these values foolishly, our tax collectors must look to labor to make up the shortage. “Detroit heretofore having, through the giving away of franchises, sur rendered its streets at too low an an nual price, Is forced to levy a high tax rate on private property, which results In high rent and high prices of goods, which means kigfc cost of “'"Postal service !s demise the people, not a corporation, control it. “Water lg .cheap In because the people control its priee an* dis tribution at cost and not a foreign corporation. "Street car transportation will he cheap only when the city owns it. “It Is the first principle of single taxers that the government take land values; and this means the value of rights to use land for its support, before taking the product of labor to which the worker la entitled.” SOUTHWICK GIVES HIS SIDE OF TRIP ABROAD Thought His Startled Wife Should Have Grabbed His Hand Instead of Priest’s. W. D. Southwick's description of himself as given on the stand in Judge Hosmer's court Monday morning, was vastly different from that given by bis wife, Frank 8. flouthwick, who is suing for divorce on the grounds of cruelty. The Southwlcks lived to gether only six months, and most of this time was spent on a trip through Europe. He denied almost every charge she made of crankiness and Jealousy on hla part, and those he did not deny absolutely, he explained very plausi bly. In her testimony Mrs. Soutbwlck said that her husband raised a scene on the steamer when, having been startled by a falling glass, she threw up her arm and merely touched the arm of a Catholic priest. Mr. South wick declared his 56-year-old wife had been very attentive to this priest, and talked with him a great deal, and had nibbed her shoulder against his when they were looking over the menu. He declared that when his wife was started she did not merely touch the priest’s sleeve, but grabbed bis hand and held it firmly. "I was just as close to her as the (CMtlaaaS Pace Six.) Woman Panicky at Firs. A little amoke which sifted through the Detroit hotel, on Ellzabeth-st, near Woodward-ave., from a small fire in the basement, caused a deal of ex citement around the hotel. Monday morning, one woman roomer becom ing panicky, and descending the front fire escape with only the first layer of clothing between her and the chilly blasts. A crowd rapidly congregated and she returned to her room and got a quilt, but she wouldn’t trust the •*nir«-n» the lire escape. No damage was done. For Detroit sort elelaltyt Wonder night and Tneednr felri colder tonight, with temaerntare nero nr fcelnwi slowly rlelng tempernture Tneodar afternoon or night I mode rote westerly wind* he* oemtag vnrlnhte. For l.ower Michigan! Fnlr tonight nnri Toeodnyj colder tonight | slowly rlalng temperature Tne«da>. TODAY** TKMfKRAT! RKt. la. a. « io a. x Tan. 4 It S. a 1 aa. m 4 13 noon I » a. a * 1 p. m 1 One >ear tin todnr> lllgheat fem pemtnre. Shi tow eat, IS| mraa. 23| pnrtlr cloudy weather with Mnht anew gurries ontoontlna to .11 Inch. The ant. art* at 4i34 p. m. nod rlae* Tnewlar *• Id! a. m. The moo a rtara at ti!2 a. m. Tare day. i'oaatrdsl Credit Cos, Rat Is go. THE WEATHER MONDAY. JANUARY 15, 1912. SUPRtME COURT HOLuS EMPLOYS’ LIAiILIT) LAW IS CONSTITUTIONAL Highest Tribunal Says Federal Act Supercedes Statutes of Several States. RAILROAD LOSES APPEAL. “Congress Spoke For All the People,” Says Opinion Read By Justice Van Devanter. WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.—The em ployers' liability law of 1908 was de clared constitutional by the supreme court of the United States today. Justice Van Devanter delivered the opinion of the court, which waa made in four cases. “It rested upon congress,” the court declared, "to say whether a uni form law operating upon all states was better than laws of several states, it la tnie liability la imposed only on interstate carriers, but it does not follow this Is a preference in violation of the filth amendment.” The court held the act may and rightfully does supercede acts of the various states. A fireman named Babcock on the Northern Pacific was killed in a col lision at Young'B Point, Mont., In 1908. His wife, sued for damages of SB,OOO under the 1908 employers’ lia bility law and won the case. The Northern Pacific contended that the federal law was unconstitutional and that the Montana state law on the same subject governed the case. The circuit court held the law con stitutional and the railroad appealed to the supreme court. The court held today cases may be brought In either state or federal courts having concurrent Jurisdiction, where such authority of the state courts Is clearly defined. “When congress adopted that act, it spoke for all the people and all the states,” the supreme court said. Decision was rendered in half a dozen different cases, from Connecti cut, Massachusetts and Montana. The decision made railroads liable for Injury or death to employes "re sulting tn whole or in part,” from a railroad’s negligence or that of its employes, or defects of equipment. GIRL’S DEATH LEADS TO SEARCH FOR PREACHER PITTSBURGH, Pa.. Jan. 15.—Police of a dozen Titles are Ihokiffg for the Rev. Dr. W. A. McFarland, pastor of a United Presbyterian mission in Greenville, Tenn., following the recom mendation of a coroner’s Jury here to day that he he apprehended and held until an investigation of charges against him shall have been made. The minister Is being sought on a v/arrant sworn out on statutory grounds. The coroner’s Inquest followed an Investigation by the district attorney’s office into the death, last Friday, of Elsie Dodds Coe, who was McFar land's secretary when he was head of the academic department of the Cen tral high school here for a number of years. According to the ante-mortem state ment, which was made to Deputy Coroner Church, by Miss Coe, and evidence gathered by District Attor ney Blakeley's office, the minister is accused of performing two operations upon the young woman, both at her home. * The woman who administered the anaesthetic and assisted at the opera tion, and the nurse who attended the patient corroborate in sworn state ments the stories told by the girl be fore she died. Accordlsg to evidence secured by Detective Berry. McFarland resigned his position In the high school here. In June, 1910, to take charge of a United Presbyterian mission at Greenville, Tenn. Miss Coe spent her vacation there. After her return she requested that he come here. After wards the young woman, who was 28 years old. became 111 and had to be sent to the Homeopathic hospital on Jan. 6, where she died. When the district attorney's office began working on the case last week, a warrant was sworn out for the ar rest of Dr. McFarland on atatutory grounds The detectives found that the minister had four days’ start. McFarland left a wife and son in Tennessee when he came here to visit Miss Coe. He is about 60 years old. THEFT OF ELECTRICITY BRINGS FINE OF $25 Electric light service from the Edi son Illuminating Cos., at an average of $1.60 a month for a three-story brick ■ rooming house at No. 104 Bagg-st. was ' pretty "soft" for Orville Bright, son of the landlady, while It lasted, but the service Is now shut off. and Bright paid a fine of $25 In Justice Stein's court, Monday, when convicted of a charge of stealing electricity. Bright is an electrician, operating a shop in the basement of the rooming house, which Is conducted by his mother, Mrs. Mattie Cross. The Edl- Ron company often wondered how the big rooming house got off with such light light hills, but a big light dawned on an agent when he saw Bright’s sign in the basement window. The agent went in. He had a rare with Bright to get to the meter, but “beat him to It.” and learned the cause of the low' bills. INSURANCE COMPANY QUITS MICHIGAN LANHING, Mich., Jan. 16 —TheGer man Commercial Insurance Cos. of Philadelphia, has announced to In surance Commissioner Palmer Its In tention of withdrawing from Michi gan. This Is one of the companies that was criticised by the committee of insurance commissioners and ac tion is now pending to revoke the company's permit »o transact busk ness in this state. MUNi.IPaL OWNIRSHIP FORCES LINE-UP FOR LAST DAYS OF FRANCHISE: FIGHT Will Conduct Strenuous Cam paign From Now On To De feat Thompson Plan. WORKMEN ANTAGONISTIC. Mayor Fails To Interest Them in Noon-Day Talk at Bur roughs Plant. Municipal ownership forces are now united In one final stand against the fhompson-Hutchlns franchise grab and It's a fight to a finish. The fran ! chlse advocates are not Idle, either. Although there ‘has been many deser- I lions from the ranks and the franchise ' organs have grown frantic In their at tempts to muster the necessary three fifths vote, the officer In command. Mayor Thompson, and his lieutenants are putting up a brave front and try ! Ing to instill confidence In their fol i lowers. The mayor, now an avowed advo | cate of the franchise, is Addressing noou-time meetings in the factories | daily and his nights will also be well ' occupied from now on. He spoke, Monday noon, before the employes of the Burroughs Adding Machine Cos., : but his remarks were received rather indifferently and a strong anti-fran chise sentiment was manifest. The board of Commerce has been asked to supply speakers to represent ihe pro-franchise side of the contro versy at the noon-day meetings to be held In the headquarters of the De troit Federation of Labor, beginning Tuesday noon, and It has agreed to comply. Each side will be given a full opportunity •to present Its views and the meetings will be open to the gen eral public. They will be in charge of an Impartial chairman, who will see to It that the speakers are given fair play. George William Moore will talk for municipal ownership, Tuesday. The Board of Commerce has not announced its speaker as yet. The first of Aid. Charles E. McCar ty’s anti-franchise meetings In the Thirteenth ward Is scheduled for Monday night. In Kurkowskl’s hall, McDougall and Kirby-aves. Aid. Mc- Carty is one of the few members of the council who have dared to tell their constituents Just how they stand on the franchise personally, and hq la doing his utmost to heat It. He |Mk arranged for four meetings this wee* at his own expense and several prom inent municipal ownership advocates hive consented to act as speakers. Among those who will speak at Mon day night’s meeting will be William T. Dust, Aid. Glinnan, whose name the municipal ownership amendment bears; George William Moore, Justice Jeffries and Aid. McCarty himself. The Board of Commerce has arrang ed for a meeting in Frank’s hall, West End and West Jefferson-aves., tonight, and It is understood that Mayor Thompson will speak. Senti ment In the Eighteenth ward is said to be strongly against the franchise. (COBtIZHM pm« *ii.) STREET GAR (ILLS AGED WOMAN ON GRATIOT-AVE Victim, Unidentified, Poorly Dressed, With Shawl Tightly Wrapped Over Head. Tottering feebly across Gratiot-ave., near Rlopelle-et., Monday morning, a white-haired woman, abont 70 years old, was struck and instantly killed by a rapidly moving milk car of the D. U. R.. her skull being crushed. Her unidentified body Is awaiting a claim ant at the county morgue, and Coroner Rothacher will hold an Inquest In the effort to place the blame. The aged woman had a shawl tight ly wrapped around her heatl, prevent ing her from hearing the gong, which Motorman Albert Schultz Is said to have clanged loudly, though, accord ing to the statement of one eye wit ness, he failed to slacken the speed of the car, though the feeble old wo man was In plain sight as she started across the track. She was poorly dressed, wearing one black snd one tan shoe, cheap clothing, snd a shawl. She qarrled a key ring, with one old-fashioned brass door key and tvo other keys, and with a German mark as a tag. She had false teeth In both upper and lowet jaws, and both were knocked out wheu she was struck. MRS. MARY TOMLINSON TO BE BURIED IN DETROIT Funeral service* for the late Mr*. Mary Tomlln*on, who died in Chicago, Friday, will be held in the residence of C. A. Newcomb, Sr., No. 625 Wood w&rd-ave., Tuesday. Mr*. Tomlinson wan born In Detroit, 48 years ago. and was a well-known public school teach er. With her husband and sons she had lived In Chicago the past 16 years. Mr. Tomlinson and three sons, Daniel, Weldon and Franc!* survive; also Mrs. Tomlinson's mother, Mr*. Anderson, and one sister. Mm. Jennie Evans. Mm. Tomlinson was a niece by marriage of Mr. Newcomb. CMef WrlXHieell HlaSly Sf»f«fc»rf4. Tho members of the detective bureau at police headquarters have purchased a gold badge. 3« pennyweight, set with a diamond stone of three-quarter carat, to be pree- nte«| to t’npt. James McDonnell, recently retired and now In Florid® on a trip The badge Is to be forwarded to him. The bodge was made by W. Swaab. .leweler, No. 13* Gratiot-ave. Woman U tppwlated %mt»assad«r. WASHINGTON, Jau. 13.— Tresldeut Taft today nominated Kdwln V. Mor gan. of Ntw Tork. to be ambassador to Brasil SPANISH PREMIER RECALLS RESIGNATION -/A •'*. I r*L \ a / / i -jMb / PREMIER CANALEJAB. MADRID, Jan. 15. —Premier Canale* Jas, after announcing yesterday that he would resign his office, reconsid ered today, and notified King Alfonso that he would continue as prime min ister. Canalejas said he would retire when King Alfonso, In opposition to his recommendation, commuted the death sentence of the ringleader of the Cul lers rioters who murdered a Judge and wounded several high officials last September. The king had been deluged with petitions that the chief rioter's life be spared and he decided to risk Canalejas’ retirement rather than oppose popular opinion. THREE-CUT FIRES HELD GOOD OR BRUSH CARS Justice Jeffries Says That Col- Lection of Nickel Rate on Hastings-St. Line Is Wrong. At the hearing of Conductor Mc- Leod, of the Brush line, on a charge of disturbing the peace, preferred by Abe Ackerman, whom McLeod put off a Brush car on Hastings-sU when Acker man tendered an eight-for-a-quarter ticket, and refused to pay a flve-cent fare, Justice Jeffries gave the import ant decision, Monday, that the com pany had no right to charge five cents for a ride on a car, running on a track covered by a three-cent franchise. The case was adjourned until Wed nesday, to allow the D. U. R. to bring in some more evidence, but Justice significantly remarked: "Un less you can show some radically dif ferently testimony, I shall find this man ,, The com party produced ordinances, containing permission given by the council to re-route the north-bound Brush cars up Hastlngs-st, over the Fourteenth line tracks. Ackerman took the stand that a three-cent ticket ought to be Hood on any car on Hast lngs-st., and wVa upheld by the court. BILLIARD CUE WIELDERS GET STIFF SENTENCES Wielding billiard cues in pool rooms proved an expensive pastime for Jack Mack, of No. 680 Orandy-ave., and John Peters, a Greek, of the Colonial Pool Room, Brush*st. and Gratlot-ave., both of whom appeared In police court, Monday. Mack beat Andrew Plechockl, the aged proprietor of a pool room, at No. 512 Bast Canfleld-ave., badly lacerat ing his head. Mack was fined $35. with 30 days at the workhouae as the al ternative. Peters broke a loaded billiard cue over the head of Arthur Beecher, In the Colonial pool room, and afterward gave battle to Patrolman Fred Juer gens. Peters was fined SSO. with the alternative of serving 60 days. ARREST OF ALLEGED INDISCREET JUROR A commitment for the arrest of John D. Rutherford, the Wayne cir cuit Juror, who 1* said to have told i court secrete to Henry Wormsdorf, I the bartender who later called up At i torney E. B. Bacon and offered to I "fix” a Jury for a certain amount, was I issued by Judge Murphy, Monday rooming. The criminal proceedings started against Wormsdorf on a charge of con spiring to bribe a circuit court Juror, hpve been dropped, and he will be held on a charge of contempt of court. Prosecutor Shepherd has de cided that s bribery charge against Wormsdorf would not stand, as he was arrested before he had a chance to pay over the money. MESSENGER—MAIN OR CITY—B*O. EXPRESSING AND BAGGAGE, Mala or City 13. I.rap-Vrar Party at Collarnai, Thar*. I*tk. Rig rrrat. Prisma. Don’t Fail To Vote “Yes" On Municipal Ownership The Giinnan amen.lment, providing for municipal own ership, will be submitted to the voters of Detroit at the same time as the Thompson-Hutchins franchise, Jan. 33. Don’t fail to vote YES, by marking the ballot as here indicated: GLINNAN AMENDMENT. Do you favor amending the city charter to provide that the city shall acquire or construct, own and operate a street railway system, and that there \ shall be elected a Board of Street Rail way Commissioners, and directing the Common Council and Board of Estimates to make for the preliminary expenses of investigation by such Board an appro priation of such portion of SIOO,OOO as said Board may demand? YES [~X| LAST EDITION one rt- v r THOMPSQK'HUTCHINS PLANGETSBQDYBLOJV 111 COURT'S DECISION ' ' J Supreme Bench Denies Man* damus To Compel Submission of Civil Service Measure. SAYS CHARTER CANNOT BE AMENDED PIECEMEAL Decision Applies To Glinnan Amendment and Nullifies Option To Buy Clause. . i LANSING, Mich., Jam. 1 A—(Spe cial.) —The supreme const today handed down a decision, denying the application of Aid. Jansen Veroor, of Detroit, for a writ of mandamus to compel the city election commission of Detroit, to place the Veroor clvU service charter amendment on thn ballot along with the Glinnan amend ment and the Thompson franchise, Jan. 23. The court holds that Sec. 21, of act No. 203, public acta of 1911, authoris ing amendments to any existing city charters, Is unconstitutional-and sold. As the Vernor amendment hinged on the validity of this amendment, which waa secured by P. J. M. Hally as corporation counsel, it naturally’ falls by the wayside. The Glinnan municipal ownership amendment la on the same footing, and cannot be legally submitted to the electors of the city of Detroit on Jan. 23. The court’s decision Is a death-blow to the Thompson-Hutchins franchise. It means that tho Glinnan amendment Is unconstitutional and that the option douse in the franchise Is worthless until the city obtains the power urn der Its charter to own and operate sireet railways. The Glinnan amend ment gave that authority, but the court holds that the charter cannot be tcvised by the piece-meal method, which means that the Glinnan amend ment la unconstitutional and the fran chise agreement Illegal, If the franchise Is passed thw etty" will be powerless to exercise Its op tion to purchase on six months’ no tice, until the charter Is revised. Yet, the minute the franchise becomes operative, the obligation to tahe care of the paving between tracks and the foundations under them, is binding on the city. Mayor Thompson has said that he agreed that the city should assume the paving burden as the prin cipal oonceesion In return for the op tion. but while the paving obligation Is binding on the city, the option is not effective. Thus the franchise be comes s one-sided bargain, the injus tice of which Is apparent to Not only that, by the word of the mayor, hie chief reason for entering Into the negotiations with the com pany becomes no reason at all r the reason for giving the streets to the company rent free becomes no reason at all, and, the agreement, vold-in-one partlcular-vold-ln-all, becomes no agreement at all. TATE TREASURER GETS $202,000 TAX MONEY LANSING, Mich., Jan. 15.— The financial condition of th* state treas ury was bolstered up today wb«e th* following countie* delivered their state tax money: Cess, $22,000; Washtenaw. $40,000; Kent, $126,000; Lenawee, $15,000. Criminal Cases Now On. The hearing of county criminal cases started In Judge Murphy's court, Monday morning. Most of the eases are for minor offenses. John Miller, a Hungarian, who has taken an Amer ican name, pleaded guilty to carrying concealed weapons In Hamtramck township, and was remanded for sen tence. John Gomatid. of Wyandotte, charged with breaking Into a saloon during the night and stealing $6 !n cash, asked to be allowed to change his plea of not guilty to guilty, but hie request was denied and he was or dered to prepare for trial.