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PROGRESSIVE DAILY TWELFTH YEAR, NO. <JB. FRANCHISE IS BEATEN TO FRAZZLE; MAJORITY AGAINST GRAB HLES IIP FIGHT fOH SQUARE DEAL IN COLLEGE IS CAUSE OF ATTACKS ON GOV, WILSON Social Set Never Forgave Him For Insisting on Equality In School Life EXPLAINS SECRET THRUSTS Alumni From Aristocratic Col lege Clubs Are Hitting His Presidential Aspirations PRINCETON, N. J. -lan. JS3.— rtuciuies of Gov. Wilson among th« blumi.l of Princeton are apparently becoming active In opposing him in tils presidential ambition. The feel ms has been smoldering ever since tho *nd of the famous controversy j\er the plans for the Princeton jiiiduate College. It U recalled that Adrian H. Joliue, aho made public, last week, Wood tiw Wilson's letter expressing the Aish that William J. Bryan might be knocked Into a cocked UaC’ wa* oua )f Dr. Wilson's opponents in the iraduate College dispute. The di ,’ulgence of President Wilson's appli ation to the Carnegie Foundation tor i pension, which disapproved af ,er the committee had changed its rules, is said to be another manlfesia ion of forces immediately connected with Princeton life that are working •ecretlv against his candidacy. There ere other indications, his friends say, that the governor’s career at Prince ton is being searched for ammunition to be used before the assembling of the National Democratic Convention at Baltimore. The controversy at Princeton has never beeu perfectly understood by the public. Indeed, it had been kept under cover from June, 1907, until FtbrunryT 1910. when it came to light in the announcement that the gift of $500,000 offered by William Cooper Proctor for tho Graduate College of the university had been spurned by Woodrow Wilson. To this gift a sup plemental offer of $500,000, making the total $1,000,000, was conditionally made by some of the chief alumni, men who three years before had pre vailed upon the Princeton board of trustees to reverse ith vote and de >at President Wilson's proposal for .he so-called “quad” system. Opposed by Exclusive Set. These alumni were the champions if the aristocratic clubs at Princeton. I'hls town has many wealthy resi ieuts. and it is saiu a greater propar ion of rich men's sons are matrioulat id in the college than at any other university Princeton'B president, who had brilliantly conceived and executed educational reforms that developed into the famous preceptorial system, had at commencement time in 1907 outlined a proposal for "the social co ordination of the university.” A scheme of quadrangles or "quads” was proposed to bring ail sections of ihe college body into the same resi dential halls and common dining rooms, the intent being to make the 'ounger classmen mine’e freely with the older students and their pro fessors in their life spent out side the classrooms. In this way. President Wilson argued, friendly and natural asso<’lations would he formed under entirely I>emo »ratlc conditions; the influence of tho older upon the younger men would be stimulating and the points of l>enefl nal contact would he multiplied. The board of trustees, with but one dis senting vote and two absentees out of its total membership of -7, entliusias tical adopted the proposal. Then It w-as realized by the alumni who attended the 1907 commencement that this fascinating plan broached by their popular president would raze to the ground the elaborate social struc ture represented by twelve handsome and sumptuous club-houses, which, lin ing Prospect-ave., and costing upward of $1,000,000. divided the two upper classes In halves, according to prin ciples of social selection. The clubs, averaging 30 member* each, made de lightful homes for one-half the stu dents, the other half that failed to qualify being deprived of decided .Ad vantages. Freshmen and sophomores looked longingly upon the fair propor lons of the "Pap and Gown, The Tiger Inn.” “The Colonial." and the Continued «•» Kleven. SAYS CITY CAN’T OWN CREOSOTE BLOCK PLANT Assistant Corporation Counsel Wea doek gave an opinion. Tuesday morn ing. to the effect that Detroit lacks the necessary authority to establish a creosote block plant,, as proposed in connection with the departmant of public works. There is no legal pro vision for the undertaking, he points cut. Wlff Will Not Harr llnshnnd. The body of B. T Smith, of Kinds, Mich., who committed suicide in the Oty hotel. Sunday, will be hurled In potters' field, as the wife of the snl t Ido-dcfaulter wired the Detroit au thorities Tuesday thM she did not wish the remains sent to Klnde as requested In a previous telegram No reasons were given by the wife for the . hange in plans. \ Jnh Print tag Done night. Times Printing < •„ 15 John R -St. Aggagl Bargain Sale— Charles. W. U arren A A onapaaf, tfwttrrg Wgsblgglon Arende. THE NEXT STEP Ry all pre-election tokens, Detroit will spurn emphatically the proposal to give the Detroit United Railway anew lease of life upon its streets. Mayor Thompson’s franchise plan from the outset, it seems to us, was foredoomed. It did not seem possible that the people would so soon forget the sense of accumulated ill treatment that prompted them to turn down the proposals of Mayor Codd and Mayor Breitmeyer along the same line. Three successive defeats of franchise-seeking mayors ought to determine for all time where Detroit stands on the question of further exploitation of the people by public utility corporations, and ’to clarify the atmosphere for the next move to give Detroit the benefits of the victory won for public ownership in the constitutional convention. There should be an immediate revision of the charter looking to the earliest possible validating of the Glinnan municipal ownership plan and the Vemor civil service pro vision, as indicated by the supreme court decision of a week ago. The Times is not sanguine about a speedy accomplish ment of the people’s deep-rooted desires; we doubt if a speedy accomplishment is desirable. But it may be set down as a fact that municipal ownership will come much quicker this way than it would through the Thompson-Hutchins purchase clause. In the meantime we have the advantage of dealing with a corporation that hart discovered that, even iU Umite4 tenure on our streets, with much-needed terminal facilities, etc., is conditioned upon good faith and good behavior. This will give the people control pending the process of making effective their constitutional right to own and oper ate—a right that logically should impel the corporation with its vanishing values to “agree with its adversary quickly, while it is in the w r ay with it.” This is the high point of the city’s advantage toward which the people have been fighting for a score of years; the victory of today brings us within sight of it. While contending for complete mastery of the traction situation by the municipality—part of the time singly and alone—The Times has not forgotten its function as a news paper, nor has it been swerved from the main point of the discussion by the frenzied tactics of other newspapers on both sides of the issue. * The general tone of the controversy as waged in the older section of the local press has not been creditable to these newspapers nor to the city; and equally deplorable has been the mayor’s participation in unworthy personali ties and tirades. All this is absolutely unrelated to the only issue, which is whether Detroit is to take step w’ith the progressive senti ment of the world and banish forever the vicious influence of franchises from its municipal activities. The Times has rejoiced in the opportunity offered by this campaign to redouble its efforts of the past eleven years to secure for Detroit the municipalization of its street rail ways—a thing that will add to its far-reaching fame, attractiveness and prosperity beyond any other blessings that might come to it. THREE IRE STRICKEN WITH PTOMAINE POISONING Mrs. Amelia Beryman and Men Boarders Blame Pork For Illness. Mrs. Amelia Beryman, living in the lower part of the house at No. 320 Wilklns-st., and her two boarders,, George Elchlnger, about 28 years old, and a butcher, named Bowers, aged about 35. were victims of ptomaine poisoning, Monday night. On arising, about 5 a. m., Tuesday, Mrs. Bery man felt dizzy and very ill. Bhe called her boarders, as usual, but uo response came. Then she Investlgat* A»d. to find that both were unconscious. She rapped on tho celling for assist ance, and William Karrer, who lives upstairs with his family, came down. He called Dr. W. R. Henderson, No. 515 St. Aubln-ave., and pending the arival of the latter, did what he could to revive the two men. Mrs. Karrer looked after Mrs. Beryman. When the doctor came, Mrs. Bery man had almost recovered, as had also Bowers. Elchlnger, however, was still In bad shape and he was has tened to St. Mary s hospital. He Is now recovering. Whnt caused the illness of the three 1* not known. It is believeAl, however, that It might have been brought on by pork eaten for the Monday noon meal, or tea, which was drunk In the evening. Samples of the i>ork and tea were taken away by Dr. Hender son for analysis. Some bologna was also taken. This la not thought to have been at fault, however, for Mrs. Beryman ate none of It. thiTweather. For Detroit and vlrlnllj i Tuesday night, rlmirfy, probably sno««i Wednes. day, generally fnlri colderi moderate westerly winds. For Lower Mleblgani **anw flurries this afternoon and tonights colder to night) VV ednemln v fslri ••older In south portion | moderate northwest as lads. TODAY** TBMI’F.R %Tt HE**. «t a. n« .’ll IB m .Vo T a. m ...... -* II ». m jn sn. m an 12 noon . 21« * a. m * *. m 2* One y ear >go today i Highest tern* perntare, *4t loAAenf. |N| mean. Mi part ly rlondy. The son seta nt 4iM p. m. and rises Wednesday at litU «. m. iHroil ftinues SPIELBERG FLEES AND COURT FORFEITS ROND Sheriff W ho Comes From Penn sylvania To Take Back Lawyer Is Disappointed Sheriff Charles H. Welrner, of Somerset, Pa., arrived in Detroit, Tuesday, with extradition papers for Nichoias Spielberg, a Hungarian, who has Leen practicing law In Delray, only to And that his prisoner had flown and bail of sl.ooo declared for feited by Justice Htein. before whom Spielberg was due to appear, Tues day. Hpltlberg is wanted In Somerset on charges of non-Riipport. wlfe-de«ertion and larceny. Joseph* Neidorlander, a ■prolessional” bondsman, was on Spielberg's bond. Nelderlander s "clients" have forfeited bonds for largo amounts frequently in the past, and It la not within the memory of the oldest court attache that the money was ever made good to the court. MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION WILL BANQUET JAN. 26 (From a Special Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Jan. 23—The Michigan association, one of the old est state organizations in Washing ton, has for a great many years, held its annual reunion and banquet on the 26th of January, the date of the ad m union of Michigan Into the union. The membership of this association comprises some of the most represen tative citizens of Michigan, residing here temporarily. This year will be Us 75th anniversary. Congressman Wedeineyer has been Invited to at tend this reunion and to respond to the toast. "The University of Michi gan.” Others who will speak are: Senator Smith, the president of the organization, and Henry M. Rose, of Detroit, who is the secretary. [ SCOTT. Twn Srrfkant* In Ruskpuyli y, Petition* In bankruptcy were filed In ! Detroit. Tuesday mo.ntng, by Bert J. Rodim, of Mich., who stole* (hot his debt* are 1710 and asset* $ 1 "#«*; and lleora* Beasley, a Detroit mer chant. who si*** fils liabilities a* $304 ana exempt assets, $ i*4 vfc. TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1912. COURT ROUSES TO QUASH INDICTMENTS IN BATHTUB CASES; TRIAL NETT MONTH Failure to Charge That Re straint of Trade Was “Un reasonable” Not Defective HEARING SET FOR FEB. 7 Judge Angell Postpones Date For Week at Request of Defendants. Judge Angell, of the United States district court, handed down a de cision. Tuesday morning, denying the Colwell Lead Cos. motion to quash the Indictment against it in the bath tub trust litigation. This means that the bathtub cases will go on trial but at the request of the defendants the trial date has been changed from Jan. 30 to Feb. 7. The court’s decision denying the motion to quash the indictment is a -lengthy one. It follows in part: "The question to be determined is whether this Indictment, within the strict rules of criminal pleading, suf ficiently apprises the defaudant that the offense with which It Is charged is one i/iniahable under the statute as now construed. The Indictment in connection with the words ‘‘restraint of trade.’ does not use the word un reasonable’ or any other words con veying the idea that the restraint in volved was one which would have been condemned as void on general legal principles Irrespective of this stutuie. The indictment does not set out fully and clearly that the con spiracy or combination In restraint of trade, was one under which prices had been, or were to be, controlled and raised, and competition restrict 4*d. In two couuts Os the Indictment, In case 5104, an attempt to monopo lize trade Is clearly alleged. The In dictments get out, then, facts showing the restraint to be unreasonable and j forbidden by the statute, If u proper I conclusion has been reached above 1 as to the result us the opinion in the Standard Oil cases. "It seems to me that the defendant is fairly advised by the indictments of what It has to meet at the trial, and of what offense it is charged with in such sense and to such extent that It can prepare its defense, ami have pie benefit, herenfter of a conviction or acquittal in this proceeding. If right in this, it would follow that the indictment should not be hel.il fatally defective. "Upon the whole, my conclusion is that the indictment must be sus tained, and cannot be held bad for its failure to < hnrge directly and in ap propriate terms that the restraint of trade was an unreasonable restraint within the meaning of the statute as now construed." PALMER ISSUES HOT REPLY TO MANCHESTER I.ANSING, Mich., Jan. 23.—1n reply to the statement by William Man chester, of Detroit, that a demand was made that the brewers of Michigan support Gov. Osborn for re-election. Insurance Commissioner Palmer .\ild today: "The only true thing In the state ment Is that Mr. Baird, Major Oates aji* myself did visit Mr. Manchester in his office last Thursday. This was no inference by suggestion. Intimida tion, invitation or threat for the sup port of the organization represented by Mr. Manchester for Gov. Osborn. "Mr. Manchester was simply told that it was well known the liquor In terests were already at work perfect ing a secret organization for the pur pose of controlling Michigan politics and we gave him to understand that such a course would be met with an open and pronounced opposition, that we would not sleep at the awtich and let them get away with It aa they did In the Warner-Bradley campaign three years ago." COURT HINTS AT I’LOT AGAINST STRIKERS LAWRENCE, Mass., Jan. 23—" It is nu unusual course for me to com ment on a criminal case but there are indications to show that the men and women arrested charged with having cached dynamite in this city are in nocent victims of a plot and dupes of some persona interested in maintain ing a reign of tenor In this city." This declaration, made by Judge Mahoney, presiding at the hearing of the eight persons arrested on the "tip," of private detectives, as dyna miters, has stirred this city. The be lief Is growing that the strikers had nothing to do with bringing in the dynamite. The Arlington mills, largest In the city, i.hut down today, because It* could not secure workers. The own ers announce they are willing to ar bitrate If the state board of arbitra tion Is chosen as the medium. Here tofore the company has refused to ar bitrate. Strike leaders today decided not to order a general strike throughout New’ England It was agreed that In order to get financial support and win the strike It was necessary for operatives in the othsr towns, who are (he strikers chief source of rev enua. to continue at work. ROOSEVELT WOULD I ANSWER UNITED REMAN J This Interpretation Is Placed On His Talk With Admirer From Kansas. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan.— 23.—Gov. Herbert S. Hadley is sued a statement here today in dicating that he favors the nom ination of Col. Roosevelt for prest dent. NEW YORK. Jan. 23.—That Col. Rodsevelt will become a candidate for lhe presidency should there be a united demand for him to make the race was the interpretation placed on a conversation he had today Just outside his office at the Outlook, with James Yurann. a Blue Rapids, Kan sas. Republican. The latter had called to assure the colonel that Kan sas wanted him to run. and he was accompanied by J. P. Conklin, of this city. "I have come all the way from Kansas to congratulate you, Colonel,” said Yurann as he grasped the former president by the hand. "I know you cannot afford to seek the nomination for the presidency and 1 congratulate you on that stand." "1 am not a candidate, I am not seeking it, and I will not ask any man for the nomination," replied Roosevelt. "I have told all of my friends In Kansas and in the west," said Yurann, "that while you not seeking the nomination ymt are a patriot and will serve your country when needed." "Most assuredly," replied Roosevelt and bo hurried from the room. Yurunn left highly elated. "This means," he said, "that Col. Roosevelt is going to be the nominee. He can t’ontluued on I'ainc Ten. FATE PIANO OFFER GETS BLOW IN JUSTICE COURT Story & Clark Concern Is Held Liable For Full Amount of Prize Certificate BY FINANCE. if the decision rendered by Justice Alex. J. Polk, of River Rouge, is in the case of Ernest Manthei against Story and Clark, the piano dealers who have made themselves well known in Detroit, through their ques tionable piano-puzzle schemes, is sus tained in the circuit courts, ihere will be a large number of Detroiters who will be able to collect real money from that house. The case which has recently been decided before Justice Polk Involved one of the certificates of credit which ate distributed as prizes for the solu tion of the simple little puzzles that were printed in tho newspapers that accept Story and Clark advertising. 'Thebe certificates of credit purport to entitle the holder to money to apply on the purchase price of Story sud Clark pianos. Ernest Manthei received a certifi cate for $230 for the solution of one of the puzzles. Ha went down to the Detroit store and selected a piano priced at $435. The firm w-as not willing to let it go without a little real money paid down and required Manthei to pay $5 In addition to turn ing over the certificate. He wrh then given credit for $235 on a contract for a piano. After waiting a few days for the instrument to be delivered, Manthei went down to the store to see what might be the reason for the delay. |He was then told that the piano ' which lie had selected had been sold |by another salesman by mistake, and | that they had no other like it in the | store. But —and Hus reveuls something of tile silling methods pursued by, the company—they had plenty of higher priced pianos which they would sell to him «t a concession. Msnthei re fused to be satisfied with their ex cuses and did not bite at the attrac tive bait held out to get him to induce him to take a higher priced instru ment Insttad of that he brought suit be fore Justice Polk and got a Judgment for $235 and costs, the full amount of the rredit which he had on his con tract for the piano which was not de- I vcrcd Story and Clark immediately appealed to the circuit court and the case is now pending. The casey is very Important, for if the decision ig sustained, it will es tablish the certificates of credit which have been spread out so liberally by means of the puzzle contests, so-call ed as real money having a value that is enforcible In court. Once that is established the public is not likely to tie bothered with any more of the fake offers with the string attached. DETROITERS MEET PRESIDENT TAFT WASHINGTON. D. C.. Jan 23—Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Tire, of Detroit, who are on their way south stopped off in this city for a short visit Congress man Samuel W. Smith, of Michigan, introduced them to president Taft this morning SCOTT. Patent Applleaticns tiled by Barttftl A barthel. 17 Congross-st. west Returns from the 2 O’clock Count Show Thompson-Hutchins Pact Far Behind-Late Vote Will Increase the Deluge 71 PRECINCTB. Yes 4970 No 5079 The Thompson-Hutchins franchise grab has been repudiated decisively by the voters of Detroit In today’s special election, and the good work is still going on for the polling will not end until 8 o'clock tonigh*. The rout of the franchise grabbers will lie more complete as the late vote is counted, for this will record the sentiment of the working men—the gravel train folk aa Mayor Thompson used to call them—and they are known to be almost solidly against the measure. All over the city franchise is being whacked "good and plenty" by the voters. Even in the dowm-town sec tlojyj. where the influence of the Board of rtfrnmerce was counted on to give it a boost it is faring badly. Sixty per cent of the total vote is required to carry the measure but It will fall thousands short of obtaining a majority, Heavy Vote Is Being Cast Throughout City Rarely If ever In the city's history has any election brought the voters to the polls in greater numbers than today’s special election on the Thomp son-Hutchins franchise, improperly and unfairly labeled tho Thompson- Hally ordinance on the ballot. From the time the polls opened at 7 o’clock, the votes poured into the ballot boxes in a steady stream and the 2 o’clock count should give a pretty (air idea of the final result, if it is against the franchise, and the sentiment ex pressed in all sections, points that way, there is no hope for the measure winning out, for the great mass of the working people will no! be able to get to the booths until evening and they are known to be almost solidly against the grab. In previous elections, when Mayor Thompson has been a candidate, he has never been worried by the early i returns. ; SEEKS NEW TRIAL OF BREACH OF PROMISE SUIT Alleging that because of the preju dice of the Detroit newspapers he was unable to get a fair trial, Dr. Frederick B. Ashton, against whom a verdict for $6,000 was recently ob tained by Miss Viola Schram, in a breach of promise suit, has petitioned the circuit court for anew trial. Miss Schram charged tlint Dr. Ash ton started "keeping company” with her in 1901, when he was a struggling drug clerk, continuing to show her marked attention, which culminated in an engagement in 1903. This engage ment continued until 1909, after Ash ton had become a doctor and opened an ofllec at No. 2*Bl Woodward-ave. Thjyi he told her, Miss Schram testi fied. that site was not sufficiently cul tured for him, and cast her aside to marry a Canadian girl said to be worth $60,000. Attached to the petition for anew trial are clippings nhowlng all the newspaper reports of the esse during itfi progress, J. H. WEAVER, CHICAGO BROKER, KILLS HIMSELF CHICAGO. Jan. 23.—Frederick H. Weaver, 35. a member of the Chicago Board of Trade firm of Buckley L Cos., committed suicide early today in a small park near his home in Evanston. His body was found later by workmen. The suicide is attributed to a nervous breakdown following close attention to business RECORDS DEED SIGNED BY PRESIDENT VAN HUREN There was filed with the register of deed Tuesday morning an origins! deed aigned hy President Martin Van Buren conveying to Diamond Pearl 92 acres of land in Wayne county. The deed has been In the possession of the Pearl family for 7$ yeara without be- Ing legistered. It ta written on parch ment In the old style of type, and con trasts atrangaly with the deeds of the present day v Hntberfnrd (ietn Rail. John D Rutherford, the circuit court Juror charged with contempt in con spiring with llenrv Wormsdorf to In fluence a Jury was released from Jail Tuesday morning, having been sue•«%*«- ful In finding two tnen who would go on his ball bond. He has been looked lip more than a week. Wormsdorf Is still In IstL having been unable to fur nish ball. O’nav Kngaaes Felts. Manager ODny. of Cincinnati, has engaged the veteran catcher. Heins peltx, ta set aa cog* h for tba young i pitchers and as chief scout I EXTRA “Walt till the gravel train cornea' in.*’ he would say, meaning, course, the workingman’s rote. But it’s differ ent this time. The gravel train will come In all right, and should the early count leave any doubt as to the de feat of the frunchlse. It will be re-. moved when the complete returns are unnounced. Mayor Thompson cannot count on the “gravel train" to save his franchise. The sentiment among the early voters, as far as it couM be Judged, was, “Down with the fran chise.” Mayor Thompson was not in any hurry to cast his ballot. He slept late and it was after 11 o’clfick when he appeared in the booth of the seventh precinct of the Eighth ward, at Willis and Avery-aves. It took him only a second or two to mark his ballot, but he tarried a few minutes to chat with the election board. “I*ll live whether this franchise goes through or not,” he said. “I would have been a coward If I had not gone out and worked for it after the way I was attacked.” Mayor’s Wife Votes. Mrs. Thompson, wife of the execu tive, beat him to the polls by about a half hour. His sisters, Mw. Daniel Sullivan and Mrs. William Petzold* also voted during the morning and his brother-in-law, Daniel Sullivan, also put in a vote for the franchise. Up to noon, 12 men and 20 women out of a total vote of about 300 had voted In this precinct. According to a mem ber of the board, sentiment in the dis trict was for the settlement. Unusual interest was manifested in the North Woodward section, taking in the upper precincts of the First, Sec ond, Third and Fourth wards. In the ninth of the Second. 21S men and 16 women out of a voting strength ot about 680. including women, had voted before 11:30 o’clock, and in the ninth of the First, the showing was almost as good. Very few of the vot ers had anything to say here. This section is the stronghold or the great silent vote, which is always a factor in any election. In the eighth of the Second, where 167 votes were cost in the last regu-. iar election, 66 men and eight women had voted up to 11:30. A strong anti-frauchisc sentiment was encountered in the sixth precinct of the Fourth ward, where 12$ votes, including five or six women were re corded during the forenoon. A man well acquainted in this section, de clared that the 2 o’clock count would show a large negative majority. Tn the fourth of the Second, where 102 men and 11 women had voted up Continued on Page KUvra. IGNORING COURT'S SUMMONS COSTS FINE Anthony Polbdlxkc’s statement that he «lit! not have to obey an order of the court coat him 110 In Judge Mur phys ion it, Tuesday morning. Polhdlzke, who la a Janitor In the rounty Jail, t<» which poaiflon he wi» appointed hy the county auditors, waa summoned as u witness in the case of the people hkhinst Hugo Hchwcnk, and when tne paper wgs handed to hint, he »al«l he would pay no attention to tt. When he failed to appear in court Mon nay afternoon an attachment for his arrest wa* Issued He had no excuses to offer when hrouaht before Judge Murphy, Tuesday. The fine was Dald by his father p Judge Murphy will notify the county auditors of Polbdlxke‘B action. , $9,000 OF DIVIDENDS INVOLVED IN SLIT **:>«• I ' or " ler *» H»arlog the .alt ol William D. renfteM .gainst Co.Uo Hamilton and the Hamilton Rifle Cos of Plymouth, In which dividends to the amount of IS,OOO are involved Penfleld, with Coeilo Hamilton and th« late C J. Hamilton organised the Hamilton Riflu Cos., and the concent wan very successful. After the death of C. J. Hamilton, however. Penfleld alleges that the son froze him out. and so manipulated the hooki as to wipe |out. dividends of $9,000. In which he | claims to have an interest. ASKS WICKERS HAM TO SUE WIRE TRUST NEW YORK, Jan. 25.~-Officials of the American Telephone and Tele graph Cos. professed no concern over the filing of a petition by George Lambert, a Pelham. N. Y.. justice of peace, wrlth the department of justice asking that the company be dissolved because It Is "trust.” Utmbert called the trust the worst violator of the laws In the country, de* lared that It arbitrarily fixed rates, dominated tbs telephone bustnqge of the country and that Its general scheme was the same as the oil and tobacco trusts, dis solved by the supreme court. Lam bert mailed his petition to Attorney- General Wlckersham. TIRES OF JAIL LIFE. HANDS OVER ALIMONY John Lubeekl. who has persistently refused to pay alimony to hta wife, tired of jail life Monday afternoon, and after paying over s2s. was given his liberty upon his promise to go to work and pay the balance Aof tfte amount be owes. After-every other means had failed he wag east to jail two weeks ago. ONE CENT.