I TIFT IS IIFM Os
E tOVERRMHT OWNING
1: TEIEGMPH SYSTEMS
i Hitchcock’s Interview Was In
' > tended To Feel Public Senti
i f ment on Subject.
i i Tells Bene
fits That Would Come If
PI Lines Are Taken Over.
BRMKUIOTON. Jail Ui —Tar lroiu
Mine displeased with Postmaster Gen
era! Hitchcocks gov eminent owner
:sms plan for telegraph lines. Preel
rat Taft la in favor of such a scheme
From a source of the highest autb
t orlty ©day It was learned that the
•gepytive is not ouiy confident of the
ftaitMllty. of such a plan, hut before
the. close of hi» term will probably
BTbcanmeiid it* adoption to congress.
Hbraover it is said that Hitchcock's
Eftct in publishing hi« views was part
H r Plan to “teel out" the public on
father go v>; nmental ownership project
HFltMKit committing the chief execu-
Hb» to it* principle*. • If the public
Hffppaees the plan President Taft will
It* adoption It was pointed out
Hpdgy that in the white house state-
the president care
■fully gvoided a denial of his personal
lappimra 1 of the plan.
ownership of telegraph
Klines has been under investigation by
lifce yt*oato®ice department and white
fpr more than a year.
Tfre •project was the principal sub-
I for discussion at today's cabinet
ftipeqMng. Hitchcock refused to permit
Ithe use of direct quotations, but au
thored the United Press to make
Mhe following atatement of his views:
Government purchase of all tele
| Craft) Knee, to operate, with the pos
tjUMervice. cheapening operation of
with better and cheaper service
EUt* the public
Akainst government ownership of
lines, because of “Local
F Against government ownership of
,jegpiies companies, but favoring a
genefil Parcels post with aome in-
L<lniijpl Vatlrm to express companies
for nig of business taken by the gov
ft* T . *
The p oatmaster-general erwphatical
ra difelet ed today that for more than
B| yOfctr h • bad discussed the federal
Ifelstpwph scheme with Taft and that
K ent thoroughly understood
a red that combined ton of
at and postal services la high
lit! in many foreign coun
ts a natural economic de
in this country. He cited
snat'ce of posts] and tele
dona in every comununlty
ity dould be combined with
economy vmri efficiency.
Hlfetteock asserted that hl 8 views
weep reached aA'er long study and
CArefal consideration, presented in de
tail at the white house, and expressed
; surmise that his report created such
TTte present stat utes he dec dared
provide for government purchase of
Bttl mslegrsph lines by appraisement
‘•ad Congressional appropriation.
I **ljam in entire sympathy with the
PtortiT said Rep. Burleson. of Texas,
ran wing Democratic member of the
Ifißags appropriation committee, "but
gtfce gcquialtion must not be at a fle
tttlons value. I would favor giving
ithe benefit of the doubt to the tele
- graph companies in fixing a reasonable
-' price; but the government should in
no case be mulcted to the extrint of
paying for water.**
Senator Williams, of Missouri, said
Ipt lad been in lfcvor of the general
prepeetdoD for 20 years.
L “I think all kinds of intelligence,**
■■liar said, "should go through the post
ofice department, although I can see
wary good reasons why it might not
be practical to take over the tele
phones at this time.**
*"T think Mr. Hitchcock is trying to
gaHhinge the subject and draw atten
tion away from Mr. Taft and the com
ifig election. said Rep. Adamson, of
H stir git chairman of the house com
lattice on interstate commerce.
“I am not In favor of the govern
ment taming anything that individuals
can own under proper cotrol.”
Senator Stone, of Missouri, who has
been much opposed to government
ownership of railroads, said: **l can
see more good reasons why the gov
ernment should own the telegraph
than why it should own the railroads.’*
Senator Borah, of Idaho: *T am in
frewr es the general proposition."
. Progressive leaders in the house
Unvoted government purchase of tele
3graph lines under proper safeguards.
V*T am Inclined to be in favor of the
j-sroposal,” said Rep. Norris, of Ne
**t am also for the plan,** said Rep
Eplunfinck. of Kansas, "but it will have
Kg he carried out carefully and lelsure-
MSb. and only sfter thorough In vest I ga-
I*l am against ownership of tete-
Hrayh companies.** said Rep. Hill, of
Bgnnectlcnt, Republican. "The govern
■ttmghcontrolled telegraphs of England
heavy expense to 'he taxpayers
Hpgre and a failure no far as financial
Wins Wit t is concerned."
government acquisition of
HWgraph lines Is to be considered, the
HCfilsitlon and operation of express
Companies should be considered at the
Kgs time." said Rap. Lloyd, of Mls
•gouri Chairman of the Democratic con-
OIOS BACK OW COXHCNIIOX.
BOCANAHA. Mich. .Tan IS—(”lrcm t
fe ceurt soevened jreetardny and upon hs-
Igg arraisnsd. Arthur I.lndqulst rharK
KSd with tbs murder of Alvin E. Fog-
IXrtr, tbs traveling men. whose
Bars* found in the bay la«t fell, plead
not guilty and his trial wa* ***t
Btter next week. Lindquist, when bound
i ever for trial, signed * written ron-
acknowledging hlm**ir guilfv
■Fth* erlwe. and his plea wan H aur
LariM JM«r« making hi* «onl-«*|..n
fa made »«v#ral confra<ltrtory aiatr
I WIV* OSATORIf AI. COVTBST
MM. Jan. u—fUrowi tvu-
Kstt, es lit. Louis. Mlrh , won the lor.i
contest and Will represent
[.tfeM a* tha tatsrcc>l l eglat e ronioi m
nfivst. March 1. Bdwaid BreLm ot
ErafltlM. Wen second place.
ASSASSINS WHO HUfIIED
BOMB IRE CAPTURED
Chinese Premier Escapes Unin
jured, But Six Others Arfi •«*
Blown To Piecep.
PKKIN. Jan. 16.—Terrorised by an
attempt to kill Yuan Siti Kal nith a
bomb, the members of dhe royai fam
ily are considering whether to leave
Pekin for the summer palace at Je
hol, 115 miles northeast of here.
Premier Yuan had left the imperial
palace at noon und was about to step
into his carriage when three Chinese
started to approach him. Fearing vio
lence. he dodged behind hi 9 body
guard. A moment laier one of the
inen hurled an infernal machine and
a terrific explosiou resulted. Two
soldiers, four bystanders and the pre
mier's horses were blown to pieces.
The premier was not injured. The
assuesins escaped. A number of
houses near the palace were search**!
by soldiers but uo bombs or traces of
the assassins were found.
laite this afternoon Mum hu soldiers
captured the would-be aesasstus ot
' usn and placed them under n heavy
guard at a house near the palace. An
executioner was summoned and the
men will be put to doath without urial.
Yuan was so unnerved by thn at
tempt on his life that he was unable
to proceed with the duties of his of
fice until he bad been given powerful
It Is understood that whilg the
premier was closeted with the royal
family, he closed an agreement, where
by all the authority of government
was delegated to him. The baby em
peror, Pu WI, the dowager omprcaa
and a majority of the tartar prince*
are expected to leave for Jehol soon.
They have placed practically all of
their vest sums of money and jewels
in foreign banks.
10,000 Manchus Slain
By Chinese Rebel i
PEKIN, Jan I«—The KSn-Pu Im
perial army, after much fighting, has
succeeded in pursuing it* way to with
in 40 mi las of Slan-Fu. The entire
province of Shen-Sl Is In a turmoil.
Many towns have been looted and de
■ The reported massacre of 14,000
Manchus by the rebels in the bhen-
S1 districts is coßftrmed.
NEW YORK. Jan. 16— ‘That anarchy
will result throughout China if the
revolutionists lose hope of success. Is
the threat conveyed In a cablegram
received by The Tabernacle, a Brook
lyn church, from the International
Bible Students' Missions investigating
committee, now in Manila.
The cable reads:
"Internitional Bible Students* Mis
sions investigating committee here.
Pastor Russell interviewed says thou
sands of Chinese are starving interior
from Shanghai. The revolution is
popular, yet in grave danger for lack
of money, which the Manchus have
abundance. Revolutionists appreciate
Andrew Carnegie's ttnd wont*, but
hoped for loan to help over present
crisis. Are forced to pay forty per
cent until recognised when bonds will
sell. Governmental recognition should
come as quickly as good statesman
ship will permit. When hope expires,
awful anarchy will result."
5,000 HOUSES LAID
IN RUINS BY FLAMES
OSAKA. Japan, Jan. 16.—More than
5,000 residences, temples and pagodas
were wiped out and thousands were
rendered homeless today by a fire
which swept through the cheaper
quarters of the city. A regiment of
infantry and battalion of sappers aid
ed the fire department In checking
the flames. Dynamite was used in
large quantities to prevent the flames
from spreading to the many arsenals
near the burning district.
It is feared that many live* were
lost, as the devastation was complete
over a wide area. The cause of the
conflagration is unknown. Before the
slarra was given a score of flimsy
structures were wrapped in flames.
The blaze spread rapidly and because
of the highly inflammable material of
which the houses were constructed,
the work of the fire fighters was most
The government Is attempting to
care for the homeless in the public in
stitutions at the garrisons.
Nearly 2.000 temples are located in
Osaka and many of these were In the
path of the flames. No estimate of
the property loss could be obtained,
but it will be very heavy.
FIRE SNUFFS OUT LIVES
OF FIVE CHILDREN
PRENTICE, Wia., Jan. 16.—Word
was received here today that the five
children of John Deering, a farmer
living east of here, were burned to
death in a Are that destroyed their
home last night. The children ranged
in age from one to 12 years. Deering**
wile and oldest son were In the barn,
milking, when the fire broke out. They
did not know of the fire until the
whole building was in flames and the
roof had fallen in.
COUPLE SOON TO WED
KILLED BY GAS FUMES
TOLEDO. 0., Jan. Ti—-Whtn Mm
Frances McArthur, of Eau Claire. Mich ,
burst open the door of the house In
this city, where her sister, Mlns Daisy
Palmer, was arranging for her future
home, she found the lifeless bodies of
her sister and the latter's Intended
husband, Joseph Manochio. 30 years
old. Both had been asphyxiated from
burned fumes from a ass Jet and an
open stove Coroner Hensler says the
couple died probably late .Saturday
Miss Palmer and Manochio were to
havs been married on Thursduy of
this week and were in the act of ar*
ransliiK furniture In th< house they
were to ocoupy as their home when
they tnet death
hi.ou a oiT ASPitvvi \ ri:n.
HfiNTON HARBOR. Mich., Jan. 14
John Taylor secured a room In the Ho
tel Phoerlx. It was the first time that
Taylor had ever slept In a hotel, Af
ter admiring the furnishings. Taylor
pulled off his boots, blew out the gas
and turned In Home one passing the
corridor leading by Taylor’s room no
ticed the odor of gas When the dav
clerk forced open the room he found
THE DETROIT TIMES: TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1912.
MARINERS PAY TRIBUTE
TO WOMAN LIFE SAVER
Mrs. John D. Persons, “Michi
kfans Grace Darling/’ la
Laid To Rest.
ALPENA, Mich., Jan. 16 —Touching
tribute was paid to Mrs. John D. Per
sons. wife of Captain Persons, keeper
of the Thunder Bay Island life-saving
station. Mrs. Persons passed away Fri
day at the home of s relative in Port
Huron, where she was taken from a
train hound for Detroit, suffering from
For 34 years she shared the dangers
ot a life saver with her husband. Hun
dreds of shipwrecked sailors have
cause to bless her, for she has minis
tered to many in distress. There were
many beautiful floral pieces from ports
all along the lakes.
The keepers of the live-saving sta
tions at Middle Island. I aw*as Point.
Sturgeon Point, Harbor Beach, Yernnl
iion Point and Two Heart river were
at the funeral.
Mrs. Persons wgs >ears of age
The surviving relatives are the hus
band and two children. Mrs. Ed&ar
Prowu. of Thunder Bay Island, and
Bvron H. Persons, of Detroit.
WOMEN IS ENVELOPED
IN FUMES It EXPLOSION
Mrs. B. F. Harring Dies From
Injuries Sustained When Gaso
line Lamps Blows l'p.
Mich., Jan. 16—Mrs.
B. F. Harriug. wife of a prominent
farmer, near Litchfield, died early this
morning from bums received last
night while she was fliliug a gasoline
lamp. It exploded covering her with
Mrs. Harriug rolled herself in a ru?
on the floor and when the mg w*as re
moved ail her clothing was found
burned off except for stockings.
WIN, SAYS HARMON
MILWAUKEE. Wis., Jan. 16 —Gov.
Harmon, of Ohio, departed today to
continue his campaign for the Demo
cratic nomination for president.
Harmon attacked President Taft s
veto of the tariff bills and predicted
an overwhelming victory for the
Democrats In the next election in his
speech before the Jefferson club here
"Democracy will win next fall as It
did in the congressional elections two
years ago." said Harmon. "The mean
ing of that election la written In let
ters of fire."
Speaking of the tariff, the Ohio
leader assailed the president s vetoes,
asserting: "His veto of the measure
to redact the wool tariff was the most
extraordinary attitude a president of
the United States has ever assumed."
VOTES FOR WOMEN BILL
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16—Votes for
women are provided in a constitu
tional amendment Introduced in the
house today by Victor L. Berger, the
Wisconsin Socialist. The resolution
add* to the fifteenth amendment the
clause that the right to rote shall not
be denied on account of sex.
In the event of ratification of the
amendment, Berger proposes to en
force its provisions by enacting that
if any state attempts to evade it the
basis of representation of that state
shall be reduced to the proportion in
which the number of male citlxens
shall bear to the whole number of
male and female citizens therein.
Berger stated today that within a
few months be will present to con
gress a monster petition in favor of
women's suffrage, signatures to which
are now being secured by the So
RAILROADS WIN FIGHT
FOR VALUABLE LAND
COLUMBUS, 0.. Jan. 16—The su
preme court today reversed the corn*
mon pleas and circuit courts of Frank
lin county in a case brought by for
mer Atty'-Gen. Wade H. Ellis against
the Cleveland Terminal & Valley
railroad, and the Baltimore & Ohio
railroad, to oust them from land In
the heart of the city of Cleveland val
ued at between $5,000,000 and $6,000,-
000. The petition was dismissed. This
means that the railroads have absolute
title to the land.
American Home Dedicated.
The new American Salvation Army
Home for Girls, No. 970 Hudson-ave.,
was formally dedicated, Monday even
ing, by the officers and members of
the Detroit corps of the army. The
home is in charge of Adjutant Edna
Durkins, graduate of the Western
Normal college of Pennsylvania, and
a trained nurse. The purpose of the
Institution Is to care for friendless
and destitute women and girls from
every part of the Michigan division
of the army. A free day nursery will
be maintained In connection with the
Juror Is Fined $lO.
Peter Burns, a circuit court Juror,
i serving during the present term, was*
fined $lO by Judge Hally. Tuesday
morning, for falling to respond when
. his name was called. Monday after
noon. A deputy sheriff searched the
| building and was unable to find him.
Tuesday morning, when Mr. Bums ar
rived. he was asked where he had
been, and replied that he had gone
home. About a week ago .Mr. Bums
iw as absent when he was called to
serve on a case, and he was warned
at that time to be On hand whenever
be was called.
FALLS TO HIS DEATH.
MHNOMINKK. Mich., Jan. Ik. —John
: Anderson was Instantly killed at the
plant of the J. \V. Wells Lumber Cos.
today, by falling from a trestle.
VIMIKHMMIR TO M rCKVCD 101.
LA NUT NO. Mich. Jan. IS.- Maj. Key
C. Vandenook. a member of the state
mtlitarv board and also t-omnianding
officer of the battery of artillery of
| the M X, O, will nirrrrd Cox
f as- adjutant-general May 1. Mat Yan
dercook la one of the bent known
newipapermcn La itas stale. lLa borne
[is la Lansing.
HIS HARROWING TIME
IN WISCONSIN WIIOS
L. P, Barrett, Driven From
House by Fire, Walks 12
Miles in Bitter Cold.
ANN ARBOR. Mich . Jan *6—L. P.
Barrett, of this city, and a former stu
dent in the forestry department of the
university, has Just ivturued home
after a harrowing experience in the
wood* of Wisconsin, where he wa*
working as a member of the govern
n*cnt reserves, last Friday morning
Barrett and his cook, who were aloue
in u shanty, were awakened about 3
oclook by the smell of smoke, and
found tbnt the shanty w&s being rapid
ly consumed by fire. Barrett had to
choose between his instruments ami
note* and sufficient clothing to keep
his warm, and he (hose the former,
and rushed out of the hut just as the
roof tell in. The two men were 12
miles from the nearest settler and had
to walk the entire distance with the
tl eifeiouieter registering 20 degrees be
low zero. They arrived almost frozen,
und after thej had thawed out suffi
ciently their host drove them IS miles
to a railroad station, and Barrett
caiue home He has not recovered
irorn frost bites, ’'tit expects to return
as *oon as he does.
It has been announced that in addi
tion to the stars engaged for th<* corn
ing May Festival, the University
Musical society has secured Herbert
Witherspoon for the bass roles In the
"Dream of Geronfi us" and "Samson
and Delilah " Mr. Witherspoon Is a
singer who has a great following in
this section, but he did uot appear at
the two last festivals.
At a supper party held at the horn*
of Mr. and Mrs. William Howland or
Cambridge-rd. the engagements o’
three popular university men were an
nounced. Frank Seehorn. of Spokane.
Wash., who is taking special work in
the law department, announced his en
gagement to Miss Mildred Chilver, of
WalkenriUe. Canada. Grover Herring
ton. of Spokane, a eenior dental stu
dent. and a member of last year's re
serve football team, announced his en
gagement to Miss Florence t»riffln, of
Spokane, and Hr ward C. Porter, of
\N llliams’on. who graduated last year
and Is working for r. master s degree,
announced his engagement to Miss
Gladys Greenflelder, of Chesaning.
POST TAVERN SPECIAL
NEW BREAKFAST FOOD
BATTLE CREEK. Mich.. Jan. 16-
Post Tavern Special, anew food per
feoted and produced by the Postuni
Cereal Company. Ud.. Is being placed
on the market. It is a combination of
the nutritious parts of wheat, corn
and rice, flavored with salt and It to
be served hot as a porridge, being
cooked by pouring the cereal into
sharply boiling water.
The food derives its name from thr
fact that it was given a very thorough
trial at the Post Tavern. In this city,
where it hai been served for some
six months, before being offered to
the general public. It ha* met with
This is the fourth food to be pro
duced by the Postum Cereal company
and is the only uncooked cereal the
company has yet produced. Through
out the cities of Michigan and adjoin
ing cities, the new food has met with
popular favor and combining as it
does the savory and nutritious ele
ments of three leading cereals, its
manufacturers claim that Post Tavern
Special promises to be a strong con
tender in the breakfast food field.
DFPF, 4T GOOD ROtllN PLAN.
MONROK. Mlrh, Jan. 14—By a vote
of 108 to 142. th« good roads proposi
tion was defeated yesterday, at the
special election, held at the town hall
of Erie, south of here The proposed
amount was f«0.000. covering six and
one-half miles on the turn-pike, be
tween l»etrolt and Toledo and one and
one-half miles connecting with the
Manhattan road of Toledo.
PETKR B. C %DK I.AID TO RKXT.
• NEW HAVEN, Mich., Jan. 14.—The
remains of Peter B. Catfe were taken
from Oscoda to Ray for burial. Mr
Cade waa well-known in this section,
where he had lived for many years. He
was a Civil war veteran. He wrestled
with the recent forest flres at Oscoda
and managed to save his home,
mn l.An under iiouak.
OWOSB0 1 Mich. Jan. 14—Dwight
Fearnan, 11. of Byron, crawled under
a feed barn there Monday afternoon,
searching for a dog. He was found
two hours later In a semi-conscious
conditions by persons who tore up the
floor, while looking for him. He is in
a serious condition.
OR SICK STOMACH
Heartburn, Qa«, Sourness and Dyspep
sia Ended in Flvs Minutes With
Take your sour, out-of-order stom
ach—or maybe you call it Indigestion,
Dyspepsia, Gastritis or Catarrh of
Stomach; it doesn't matter —take your
stomach trouble right with you to
your pharmacist and ask b'm to open
a 50 cent case of Pape’s Diaaepsln and
let you eat one 22-graln Triangula
and see If within five m’nutes there is
left any trace of your former misery.
The correct name for your trouble
Is Food Fermentation —food souring;
the digestive organs become weak,
there Is lack of gastric Juice; your!
food Is only half digested, and you!
become affected with lose of appetite,
pressure sod fullness after eating, I
vomiting, nausea, heartburn, griping'
m howele. tenderness In the pit of
stomach, bad taste In mouth, consti
pation. palu in limbs, sleeplessness,
belching of gas, biliousness, sick
headache, nervousness dlxziness or
many other similar symptoms.
If your appetite Is fickle and noth
ing tempts you, or you belch gas. or If
von feel bloated after en’lng or your
ft. and lies like a lump of lead on your
sumiarh, you ran make up your mind
that at the bottom of all this there Is
but our cause —fermentation of undi
Prove to > ourself In five minutes
that your stomach is as good aa any;
that there Is nothing really wrong.
Stop this fermentation and begin ear
ing what you want withou* fenr of
discomfort or misery.
Almost Instant relief Is waiting for
you. Tt Is merely a matter of how
loon you uk« g lliu# Diapepsla.
Our Reduction Sale
Presents some exceptional opportunities to secure
Fine Furniture at the liberal discount of
from the plainly marked prices on each tag. Every
thing is included except Craftsmen and Berkey &
Gay’s goods, which are restricted as to the retail
selling price. Come in and look around. There
may be just the article you are looking for.
260-262 Woodward Avenue
E. C. Dittrich Cos.
FOR A COMPLETE AND EXCLUSIVE MNE OF FURS.
FURS THAT DEMAND ATTENTION.
BUY FROM MANUFACTURER.
E. C. Dittrich (& Cos.
EAST GRAND CIRCUS PARK. ONE DOOR FROM WOODWARD.
In This Issue:
Robert W. Chambers
Charles Dana Gibson
David Graham Phillips
Howard Chandler Christy
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