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PROGRESSIVE DAILY TWELFTH YEAR, NO. 105. DETECTIVE BURNS JURIS . UP 11 SHARP ora D! lORIMER'S COUNSEL “I Think My Reputation Is Bet ter Than Yours,” He Says Hotly to Hanecy TRAILS MAN TO TORONTO follows Charles McGowan, Wit ness For Lorimer, and Ac cuses Him of Perjury WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.—Detective William J. Duma told the Ixmmer in vestigating committee today the re sist of hla Investigations into the test imony of Charles McGowan, one of the witnesses produced in rebuttal by the lorimer defense. Burns said he was employed by the' Lorimer committee from July to Octo ber, 1911. He then dropped the case because the committee stopped his tees. Afterwards he said he met Joseph Keeley, managing editor of the Chi cago Tribune in New York. "Keeley asked me whether I was still at work on McGowan," said Burns. "I told him no. Then he declared that McGowan's testimony should be investigated and that he would pay the bill If I would continue the work. "I did so and found that McGowan lived with his father In a little town near Toronto. "I telephoned to the elder McGowan and asked that he and his son call on me in Toronto. He said there was no reason why be should come, and Ml of —**' Sh] \ • DETECTIVE 111 K.NS. disked what I had in vi«w. I said that I would show that his aon had per jured himself in testifying before the liorimer committee. " ‘You are a liar,’ he ahouted. " ‘You come here and I will show you,* I told him. "He kept on calling me a liar, and 1 Anally called him another. "How far apart were you?” inter jected Kern. "Well, we were at the ends of a telephone line," said Burns with a f mile. "Then he asked me to come to see him and assured me that I would not be in danger. I answered that I would not be in danger anywhere. “I left the service of this commit tee because it appeared that the com irtittee regarded my expenses as pro hibitive.” “Was it not because no results were accomplished?" asked Chairman Dillingham. "I think not,” answered Burns. Asked as to his purpose in seeing McGowan, Bums said: "! wanted to advise him to return to the committee, admit that he had committed perjury last summer and tell the truth." Burns described his agency and how he investigated cases. At. one l*olpt, Judge Hanecy. counsel for remarked audibly something about the detective mending his •ways. "I think that my reputation will measure up with yours and that it will be found to be even better,” Burns retorted. Dillingham called for order, but Burns glared at Hunecy and exclaim <d: "Anytime you hand me anything like that I will hand It right back. We did not investigate the Ixjrinier case but only the McGowan end of It." One of the biggeßt crowds that has attended the hearings was on hand lodav to hear the detective. Burns and one of his sleuths were both ready to testify. They investigated tiie allegation that SI,OOO was paid to Charles McGowan for his testi mony favoring I primer. McGowan s vore to the committee, e.irly in the investigation, that there whs no truth to the story that on one oc casion. C. F. Wiehe. secretary of the i Finer Lumber Cos., had declared that there was a SIOO,OOO jackpot to elect l-orimer. The occasion was during a conversation on a train in Minnesota. WHAT PLEASANT LIFE THIS PAIR LIVED Charging that her husband com pelled her to work, in addition to keeping boarders, and that he heat her severely whenever she remained home from the shop. Mrs. Odelia Wag ner started suit against her husband, Krod, in Judge Codd’s court, Wednes day. The wife also charges that her troubles were increased by her hus band's insane jealousy. In a croas-biH, Wagner replies that ho had plenty of reason for being Jealous of a boarder. He also charges that his wife attacked him with a cof fee pot. and she admits she did after he had knocked her down for not go ing to work when she was 111. V RXrRRMIXfI NNO I* ISUAtiR, Male or C**r tl .lak Prtstla n«ar lime* r*rt»tias Cos., 1$ Joan R.-sl TUT ASKS EDITORS OF . OHIO TO R/ILT TO THE SUPPORT OF HIS PARTY Makes Personal Plea For Aid For Republican Principles in Speech in Columbus IN AKRON LATE TODAY Will End Three Days’ Campaign With Address Before Board of Trade There COLUMBUS, 0., Jan. 31.—A person al plea for suport for Republican prin ciples at the fall election was made today by President Taft before the Republican Eukonai association of Ohio. ’ The editors had Just been received by the president and they sat about the hotel parlor while the chief execu tive stood at a big table and talked In a conversational tone. "I am glad to be here and to see you face to face, or. If It might not be deemed personal, to have you meet me and to meet you In the flesh," said the president. "The party has had during the last or three years a hard time but it is not the first time in its history that it has had to go over rough places. It is not the first time in its history when it has been unjustly at tacked and when it has been misun derstood by the voters and its own members; and it is not the first time In the party’s history when I verily believe this coming campaign is to show that it has the power in itself and in the principles that govern it to overcome obstacles and to win victory Hgaln, and show that it 1h the real agency in this whole United States in which real progress can be bused. "The truth is that we have not had the whole story told and we have not been out In such a way that the Issue can be distinctly made and the facts brought out bearing on that is sue. There has been a great deal of fog. but I think when we get stripped for the fight and get down into the arena with only two antagonists, and with the parties drawn up on each side, we shall be able to show a war-1 rant for our continuance In power that a common sense and discriminat ing people will not Ignore." The president discussed the influ ence of newspapers represented and said: “I wish to extend to all of you who have been kindly to me and sympa thetic, tny appreciation of your sup port. It is sometimes pretty lonely at Washington, lonely because you feel as If It were hard to bring out to those who are really Interested and havg % right to kuow, the exact pro portion of things, the exact reasons why certain things are so, and certain things are done, and certain things are not done, and you have to wait months or a year sometimes, to have the exact relations of things under stood. There are those who in the do ing of the things are able to make so clear the right they are upholding that tl;ey do not feel the lack of a general spread of information on such a sub ject. but lam not one of those. I was educated as a lawyer, and as a Judge. I was never used to accompanying my decrees and opinions filed in court with interviews explaining what they meant and what the motives were for entering them." It had been expected that the Re publican editors. would pass resolu tions endorsing the president’s ad ministration, or would voice their approval of Taft In some form, but after the president’s speech, they simply spent a few' minutes talking with the chief executive and left without taking any formal action.; The president then went to the con-1 stitutional convention. Before the constitutional conveu-l tlon, the president declared he would not deliver an address on constitu tions or attempt lo make any sugges tions to the convention. In physical condition somewhat weakened from his severe cold and the ! effect of his long speaking program or yesterday. President Taft today start ed his third and last day of cam paigning for renomination in his homo state. From a political view’- point the most important engagement on the executive’s program today was the conference with Ohio Republican editors This meeting was called for 10 o’clock this morning and editors from all sections of the state gather- j ed to confer with the president. At 11:30 the president addressed! the constitutional convention of Ohio. His talk to that body w f ns necessarily short as he was to leave ut 1 o’clock for Akron, where he closes his visit to Ohio with an ad dress before the board of trade of that city. According to the official announce ment of Dr. Rhoades, the executive’s physical condition remains practical- j loanliurd oe raga Tnu. MATHEMATICS FIGURE IN POLICE COURT CASE There were some addition and sub traction features to a care in Justice Stein's court, Wednesday, Morris Wassermati substracted a tubful of brass scraps from the Capitol Brass works. William Millnsky, a scrap metal dealer, added the brass to his collection, and subtracted 25 cents front his funds, to pay Wnsserntan for the brass. Justice Stein subtracted SSO front Millnsky. for receiving stolen property, while Waeserman. who com mitted the theft, got off with a fine of sls. TWO CHILDREN PERISH; FOUR OTHERS MAY DIE NEW YORK. Jan. 31.—Two young children of Hyman laler were burned to death and Isle.* and his wife and their other iwo babies wet* probahlv fatally btirned when an oil stove in their Brooklyn home exploded today. MESSK.NGr.B—MAt.N OR T ITT It ®he gjetroil "Mims [DUAL RIGHTS FOR AU; WILSON'S SLOGAN IN HIS COLLEGE CRUSADE “Make Princeton Democratic or Get a New President,” Ulti matum To Trustees VOICE OF COMMON MEN Says Universities Must Heed Murmurs That Come From Homes of Toilers By OLIVER P. NEWMAN, Author of “The Fortunes of the Sun." Suppose you were president of a great university. And suppose one of your trustees — ono of your bosses —had a son in school who wouldn’t study; who counted on his rich dad’s Influence lo get his diploma. And suppose that young scape grace turned up at commencement without enough credits to entitle him to a sheepskin. And suppose it was up to you to say whether he should be "flunked” or graduated.^ What would you do? df course, you think you'd be courageous and flunk the boy, but in life things don’t usually work out that way. Screwed down to a pinch, the average human thlnka about his hide, and welches. This very situation once stared Woodrow Wilson In the face when he was president of Princeton. But Wil son didn't welch. He flunked the son of the rich trustee. Right there the trustees of the president found out what kind of a man they’d elected president. But flunking unworthy boys was only a small part of Wilson's pro gram. He had been a student of Princeton; he had been a student at other colleges; he had been a profes sor at other schools and at Princeton; he believed that the world progresses only from the rubbing together of the various elements of society. Out of this knowledge, experience and be lief, ho reared a social program for the university—he saw a great insti tution of learning, where president, faculiv and students should mingle together, for the good of all. And this is what he proposed: To abolish the clubs. (They take the place of frata at Prince ton.) To hav# aU ftudenU quartered In "quadrangit«/* v or Jormltories. To have professors and instruc tors Bee In the dormitories, mingle wRh the boye, -bsooma their friends, share their joys and sorrows- To allow the rich man's eon no more luxury than the poor man’a son. The funny part of this program is that the trustees approved it a little at a time, before they discovered the dynamite in it. They didn't realize, until it was ail over, that they had signed the order for Wilson to take college aristocracy out in front of old Nassau and wring Its neck. . The nub of the whole thing was the clubs. They are 12 in number, and (Continued on page ■«▼»»). COURT REFUSES TO DIVORCE STEVENS FAIR Mrs. Estelle M. Stevens, who asked for a divorce from her husband, Hom er, a barber, on the ground that he had not l>een affectionate for the past six years, was deuied a decree by Judge Codd, Wednesday. The husband s cross-bill, in which he alleged that he had been treated as a hired man for six years, was also dismissed, and tho pair find themselves just where they were before the case was started. The result of the case was no gieat disap pointment to the husband, who has said that he was ready to make up, hut Mrs. Stevens was highly displeas ed with the court's decision, and stood in the corridor discussing the case with her friends more than an hour before she left the building. Mrs. Stevens’ most serious charge against her husband was regarding his coldness toward her, while he re plied that any coldness that existed betweeh them was all her fault. Mr. Stevens claimed that tho family trouble was the result of a conspiracy between his her mother. The couple have three young children. SAYS SHE WAS JILTED; GIRL SUES FOR $5,000 Engaged to be married on Christ mas day, 1910, only to And herself Jilted and her sweetheart married to another ;Trl a month later, was the experience related on the stand In Judge M&ndell's court, Wednesday, by Eva Schroen, where she began suit for breach of promise against Steve Brozek for $5,000. The fact that she was engaged to Steve was generally known In the neighborhood where she lived, the pretty plaintiff said, and everywhere she went she was pointed out as the Jilted girl and laughed at. Testimony as to the engagement was also given by the plaintiff's mother, who said she had given her consent to the mar riage, and had borrowed $75 with which to purchase a trousseau. Steve’s defend will be a denial of the engagement. THE WEATHER. For lief mil anil vicinity t M nlnrl* day nlicht na«l Thursday rl.imlr xnri linnet tint, probably »«««: ilunly rls- Ina temperature tonight! moderate ■on <h went ertjr wtads. For l.ower Mlrhlsaat Overran! weather, nnow flurries toolabt and Thursday i aot quite no cold In ennt portion tonlabti moderate variable wlndn becomln* brink aortheaat. TODAY** TRMPKRATI HRt, da. m. I.N in a. » 11 7 a. m 13 II a. m 17 * a. m 12 12 noon ff) S a- m I p. "• . 2d One year n*o today i lllpbent tem perature. 2<l« lowent. S7l mean, 22i cloudy weather with .Od lack of naow during day. The naa nete at 4t4* p. m- aad rises ihuraday at di*6 a. as , WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1912. WA TIER SON, REA CTIONA R Y far * 1 r \ v .Jr H ML iL I There has been a great deal In the public prints lately concerning the dispute between Gov. Woodrow Wilson, of New Jersey and Col. Henry Wat terson, of Louisville. It may be illuminating to take just a glance at this same Watterson. As editor of the Courier-Journal Watterson Is the last of the great personal editors who made their papers the vehicle for the expression of their own persona] whims and fancies. Greeley, Dana, Medill and the rest are dead. Watterson Is undoubtedly brilliant. He has a flamboyant, breezy style In his editorials w r hlch is like nothing else In the American newspaper world. He 1b an impressive orator, and has personal magnetism. Also he Is a little brother of the rich and has not an ounce of pro gressive spirit in his body, save only in the one matter of tariff reform. On all other topics Watterson Is a shell-backed, crustcean reactionary. In the famous Bryan campaign of 1896 when the masses of the Dem ocratic farmers wanted Bryun and gave Wall-st. the first great scare of its history, Watterson bolted his party and supported the gold Democratic ticket, largely financed by Wall-st. And he has never trodden very severely on Wall-st.'a toes since. Three things that have occurred within the past few weeks show his mental attitude. Editorially he had praised the Kentuckian, A. O. Stanley for his con duct of the congressional steel probe. But when Marse Henri’s great and good friend Carnegie was placed on the grill there was a three-column editorial of fatherly admonition for Stanley. The house Democrats put into a bill a requirement that the president should make public the names of all those endorsing applications of lawyers seeking, federal Judgshlps. The whole country applauded this, as It would help to show' up those who were supported by the interests. But Swager Sherley, a white house Democrat from the Louisville district, voted against this and spoke against it. Watterson promptly praised him in his paper for resisting this "demagogic scheme.” Finally, In the Wilson imbroglio, Watterson blandly says he suggested that he would get money for the Wilson campaign from T. F. Ryan of the tobacco trust. Innocently lie adds he thought of Ryan because he was a "Virginian*’ and a "Democrat” and "my friend.” Is there any wonder that Wilson thought it best to cut loose from Wall-st. pets like Harper’s Weekly and Watterson? POLICE P,CK IIP BRIDE OF THIRTEEN MID COMPANION Child-Wife Accused of Inducing Flint Girl to Run Away From Home Charged with inducing 14-year old Marjorie of Flint, to run away from home and tempt fate in a big city like Detroit, Mrs. Ruth Eddy, of Jacobsburg. 0., was ar rested by the local police, while in the company of little Miss lx>ck wood, Wednesday morning Mrs. Eddy, the alleged "tempt ress.” when questioned by Lieut. Breault, almost, took the officer's breath away when ehe announced, In a most matter-of-faci way, that she in Li years old, ami has already separated from her husband, whom she married a year ago. She is a roly-poly, plutnp little girl. In dresses which do not reach to her shoe-tops, but her companion told the police that Mrs. Eddy’s con duct had been such that, she had been driven out of the home of her sister, whom she was visiting, in Flint, and had been ordered never to return there. Feeling rather lonely in the out cast role, little Mrs. Eddy induced young Miss Lockwood to run away from school, Tuesday morning, and accompany her on u tour of adven ture, with Detroit as the starting point. Miss I>skwood's parents notified the Detroit police. Tuesday, when they learned of their daughter's de parture, hut the girls left the inter urban car before it reached the city limits, and wandered around the north end of the city until nightfall, when they sought shelter in a house at No. 245 Mllwaukee-ave. east. Th*lc Eos tess notified the jiolice, early Wed nesday morning, without letting her "guests” in on the secret, and truant officers took the girls into custody. Mrs. Eddy, in spite of her tender years, proved to be quite blase when she was questioned by Lieut. Breault. She said that her father is . a coal miner in Jacobsburg, and that he had taisely stated her age as 19 years when she was married to a Jacobs burg young man. She would easily pass for 15 years of age, but says that she will not be 14 until u_*xt month. The two girls were sent to the Ju venile detention home, pending the arrival of officers from Flint and ad vices from Jacobsburg. Vldrleh's l.nst liar la Os flee. Assist*nt I’roxtM'Utor Krt<l ,11. Aid rlcti tried hi* last criminal case as a mrmler «»f I’roseontor Shepherd's staff, Wednesday lie retire* la favor of Harry Ksidaa, Thuradaju *. BURGIJIfIS PtRPtTRATE ANOTHER SILK ROBBERY Hunter & Hunter’s Store Looted of S7OO Worth of Goods— Hart of Plunder Recovered Within a block, of the Beene of the big Hilk robbery in Joseph Starikoffs tailoring shop. Monday night. Hunter & Hunter's store, No. 397 Woodward ave., was robbed of 14 bolts of silk valued at 1700, sometime Tuesday evening. The thief narrowly escaped capture. Patrolman Lawrenoe Maloney noticed a auspicious looking man, with a bundle under his arm. walking along Sixth-st., near Blizabeth-st. When the officer approached the fellow, the lat ter fled, hotly pursued by Maloney, whom he succeeded in eluding, but dropped the bundle, which whs found to contain five bolts of silk stolen from the Hunter store. The thief had evidently concealed himself in the store at closing time, as there whs no sign of his having forced an entrance, and the store was securely locked. Wednesday morning, when the theft was discovered. It is thought that he went out through the back door, slamming the spring lock shut as he left. CHARGES COX AND OTHERS MISUSED FUNDS CINCINNATI Jan. 31.—Suit charging that George B. Cox and the directors of the Clncinanti Trust Cos., "Fraudulently misplaced, misused and misapplied" the funds of the Cincin nati Trust Cos., of which Cox was pres ident, "for their Individual use and gain." and asking an accounting and n receiver for the assets, was tiled to day In common pleas court. The suit was filed by Attorney Harry C. Busch, on his own behalf, and asks that a receiver take hold of the assets for the purpose of liquidation. Mr». Itanirti t»lee *»M»i*eelr. Mrs. Matilda Baugh, widow of F. R fin ugh. formerly well-known In Pe trols business circles, died suddenly, of apoplexy, In the home of F. A. Mer ritt No. 11 PoluniblH-st. west, where she’ was visiting. Her home Is In Youngstown. 0., but she had been vis iting here for several weeks. Coroner Burgess decided an Inquest unneces sary. The body was removed to the home or her hrother-ln-law. John F. Rrtugh. of No. 40* Fhnmplaln-st. Cadillaqua Committee Meets Tonight. The Cadillaqua committee of the Board of Commerce will hold a meet ing in the board rooms Wednesday evening 'Offices will be opened In the board's building. Thursday, with F. H. Coaaot ia charge. JfffMES HUES CONDUCTOR 10 DEFUSES THREE-CEDI TICiET ON HASTINGS ST Court Holds D. U. R. Can’t Charge Five-Cent Fare on the Pingree Lines PASSENGER WAS PUT OFF Railway Will at Once Appeal Case—Final Decision Important A sort of preliminary skirmish In ihe big battle to determine the right of the D. U. R. to charge flve-cent »aree on certain lines was decided ad .ersely to the company In Justice Jef ‘Ties' court. Wednesday morning, when Dan McLeod, conductor on a Jruah car, was fined $5, with the al ternative of Benrlng 10 days, for put ting “Abe” Ackerman off a car when ae tendered a ”three-oent” ticket, and .efused to pay more. Disturbing the peace was the tech nical charge, but the decision Involves che right of the company to collect Jve-cent fares on cars running on tracks covered by the old Pingree ordinance. The Brush cars, under council per mit, now run north on Hustlngs-sL, which is a three-cent line. It Is charged that the Fourteenth service is crippled by the Brush cars, and Ack erman brought the case as a test of the company's right. It will be ap pealed to the recorder's court, it was announced, and the decision of the upper court jneaus much to persons who patronize the line. In a meeting of the council last Saturday, Aid. McCarty put through x resolution asking the corporation counsel for an opinion as to whether the D. U. R. had forfeited the fran chise granted the old Detroit Railway company by charging a flve-cent fare on Hastings-st. A formal opinion has aot been given, although In an off-hand statement, the corporation counsel says he does not believe the franchise could be forfeited, because even thofigh the flve-cent faro be illegal, the company has the right under the franchise to remedy the situation. INSANE MAN BATTLES WITH DOCTOR IN COUPE Theophile Pollekl, a motorman liv ing at No. 11l Infantry-ave., became insunc in his home, Tuesday night. T)r. 8. C. Hanna. of the West Side hospital, was called, and was taking the n.an to the hospital in a coupe, when the patient became violent, as They passed the car barns, at Dlx and Dragoon-aves. He started to give battle to the doctor. The latter wns forcea to call help from the barns, and Pollekl, alter shattering all of the glass in the coupe, was taken into the bam, and held there until a police ambulance arrived and took him to the hospital. Pollekl was hit in the head with brass knuckles, ten years ago, and it is thought that his mental trouble is the result of that old Injury. How ever. he was a docile patient, labor ing under the hallucination that he was a great singer, until the sight of the car bam reminded him of his real vocation, and he became violent. GUARD WRONGFULLY NABBEI) AS ROBBER Detective Allen and the flying squad ron dashed up to a Greek rooming house and club at No. 40 Macomb-sL, at high noon. Wednesday, in response to a burglar call. The front door had been burst open with a “Jimmy" and In the front room they found Emman uel Michael, 22 years old, who says he is a waiter, living at No. 170 Monroe ave. Michael was Industriously piling everything movable on a table. The cash register, several boxes of cigars, some pillow slips, lace curtains, cloth ing, and shoes were piled In a heap. Allen arrested Michael thinking he had broken into the building. l.ater it transpired that Michael had been employed to watch the premises after tney had been entered. The police released him. KELLOGG IS NOT IN CONTEMPT, COURT RULES In a decision handed down, Wed nesday. Judge Codd refuses to com mitt Frank J. Kellogg to Jail for Ills refusal to pay alimony to his wife, Vivian, holding that Kellogg’s appeal to the supreme court from the de cision of Judge Donovan, who award ed the decree to Mrs. Kellogg, has removed the case out of the Jurisdic tion o! the circuit court. Judge Codd expresses the opinion, however, that Kellogg should pay the alimony dur ing the time the case is pending in the higher court. MANCHU DYNASTY ABDICATES—ALMOST PEKIN. Jan. 31. —Although no offi cial edict was issued. It was generally believed here that the royal family had agreed to abdicate, following a stormy conference at the palace to day. The revolutionists terms provide l that annual pensions of 12.000.00)! would be given the members of the I imperial clan. The Manchu princes were promised protection and might live in Pekin or any place they might select. 7 hies W'ho Picked Pockets cn Street Car Is Pined SIOO a Minute CHICAGO. Jan 31.—John Hayes, known as "Irish.' picked pockets tjuccessfully about two minutes on Monday morning. Then he was arrest* ed after he bad robbed a man hoarding a car at Van Burea and Hamad sts. He was fined S2OO today by Municipal Judge Bekler. Georg* Hock* and Frank Cleary who appeared on similar chargee were discharged for Uok of evidence. LAST EDITION ONE CENT. EIGHT FOR BETTED UR 1 SERVICE HDD IHCRtASED ] REVERUE OR II EARNEST Council Committee Orders Ordl* i nance Prepared Placing $lO Tax on Freight Cars SEATS FOR PASSENGERS 1 No One To Stand Beyond Two- jj Mile Circle—lmproved Schedules Demanded An abundance of work w%s laid out lor Corporation Counsel Lawson i and, after him, for the courts, no doubt, by the judiciary committee of the common council, Wednesday } morning, when the committee met to i consider the various resolutions la- ] trodueeil by Aid. Vernor last week, \ looking toward better street car aer- * vice and Increased revenue for the city. Mr. Lawson was Instructed to f prepare a freight car ordinance and a comprehensive service ordinance immediately, and he may prepare an ordinance imposing a fee for the run ning of suburban cars through the streets if he finds the council has the i power. From the attitude of the commit- I tee on these matters and the dispatch ~ with which they were disposed of. It was evident that the council, or at \ least this portion of it. is determined to do Its share towards bringing the D. U. R. to time. It waa evident, j too, that the company Is on the alert and is watching every move, pre sumably with a view to putting up a legal fight. A. D. B. Van Zandt, pub licity agent for the D. U. R f , waa present throughout the meeting and took copious notes on the discussion Maynard D. Follln, who has tried to interest the council in scheme to buy out the D. U. R. by acquiring Its stock, was also on hand for the first time in several months. Both the measures decided upon by the committee for immediate adop tion are drastic. Aid. Vernor ex plained that he wanted to make the service ordinance so drastic that the company would be forced to build ex tensions. but at the same time did not want a measure that would be un enforceable. As to freight cars, the company la row operating In the streets without any rights whatever, the ordinance governing this traffic having expired by ita own terms, Nov. 14, Tk*. company, however, has * operate and to pay 50 cents for every ear brought in, aa provided for in the old ordinance. On Aid. Ven»or*s sug gestion, the new ordinance will re quire the oompauy to pay $lO for every car brought in until such time as the council can investigate its freight business and And out exgrtly how’ much business It is doing and what its revenues are. In this connec tion, It was suggested that the city accountant make an examination of the books of the Electric Depot Cos., Ihe subsidiary concern that operates the freight lines and in which Jere C. Hutchins, president of the D. U. R.. la the principal stockholder of record. Aid. Vernor declared that 60 cents per ear is a grossly inadequate return to the city for the freight car privi lege. The city, he declared, is not get- Continued „■ Pa«e Flffet. PROMINENT GRAND RAPIDS MAN IS OUT FOR WILSON GRAND RAPIDS, Jan. Sl.— As a further indication of the turning of the sentiment of the Democrata of this city toward Woodrow Wilson for the Democratic nomination for the presidency,E. Pulte, a prominent business man here has declared him self strongly in favor of Wilson for the nomination. “Furthermore." said Mr. Pulte, "I believe that the Democrats of the state should have the courage of their convictions and instruct their * dele gates to vote for Wilson first, last and all the time in the Baltimore conven tion." DODGKVILLE. Wis., Jan. 31.—Gov. Woodrow Wilson's boom gained Im petus here today following the meet ing here of the Democratic committed of lowa county, which went on record unanimously favoring Wilson. REP. SMITH BELIEVES FT. WAYNE WON’T GO From ■ Special Correapoa4eat. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.—After a conference with Secretary of War Stimson, congressman Samuel Smith said today that ho believed that Fort Wayne would not be abandoned. He anticipated quite a struggle in the house but expected the senate to save the fort. Congressman Wedemeyer expressed himself as willing to co operate with Congressman Smith In his endeavor to save the fort. BCOTT HERRICK IS CONSIDERED FOR AMBASSADORSHIP WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.— While no official confirmation conld be obtained at the state department today regard ing the reported offer of the Ambas sadorship. at Paris, to Myron T. Her rick. of Ohio. It was admitted that Herrick is being considered for the post left vacant by Ambassador Bacon’s resignation.