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I .frjgii win
■Denlera Entirely Out of Fuel
Now and Much Suffering
’ * la Feared
(appeal to railroads
KV T irft fr t
|Neceßßity of Hurrying Relief Is
E Being Urged Upon Officials
To RglieYd Situation
| L BAD AJEE. „Feb. 13—A real coal
■ptmiae Hai struck this dry For some
V time there has been a serious short*
■ age Ot this fuel and people in the city
I have be* u allowed only a few hun-
Kdred pounds at a time, as the dealers
■ tipire*], perhaps. that would last them
r until a big supply came. but the **i|-
I ply failed to materialize, and Sa'tir-
Kday, dealers here were entirely out
Hos any kind of coal and couldn't till
■a° order.
| k‘•, To aay that this has herome a scrl-
I ous matter Is only putting it mildly
Im many people all over the city are
Enow entirely out and others nearly
80, and If a supply doesn't oonie with
iln a sew days, suffering no doubt
I Will ensue. .
I f Tins Is. the first time this city was
Hirer entirely out of coal, and coming
Isa It goes during the most severe
K winter ever experienced In this sec-
Etion makes It very hard for the peo-
I Pit Is hoped the officials having
■ charge of hurrying along loaded coal
Ecnra for tht* section will get busy
E and prevent much suffering.
| The same condition that exists in
E>Btd Axe is also true of other cities
Bln the Thumb district.
f moil mil RETIRE EROM
■Believe He Has Been Unreason
ably Attacked Because of
Letter To Shields
[GRAND RAPIDS. Mich., Feb. 13.
W. Prank Knox, chairman of the Re*
.“publican state central committee, will
i retire from that office and the conven
tion that meet* In Bay City. April 11.
pwill elect another man—perhaps one
who Is not allied with any faction, to
; succeed him.
i This woe made plain after member*
t; of the state centraJ oommlttee held \
mooting yesterday and discussed the
I letter that Mr. Knox sent to Chairman
of the state tax commission.
\ two years sfo. asking that 120.000 be
t raised for Chase 8. Osborn’s campaign.
. Knox believea he has been unreason*
\ ably attacked by his enemies, but he
Us willing to step down In an effort to
] restore harmony to the Republican
' ranks In the state.
W. H Boyne, one of Oow. Oahorn’s
officeholders, gave a luncheon for the
{members of the committee yesterday
ft Afternoon, insurance Commissioner
Palmer, a strong supporter of Oov
BiYTrrr attended He regretted Knox’s
-writing the letter to Shields. Knox.
She added, had no disposition to con
i' tinue In face of the opposition against
i him. He will take up other work in
connection with the Roosevelt cam*
rpaign in addition to the mission he
I- fulfilled as envoy from the governors’
[ conference in Chicago as special en-
I voy to Col. Roosevelt.
Amos 8. Musselman Is expected to
I announce at the Republican banquet
in Flint Thursday that lie Is a candi-
date again for governor.
NEW YORK. Feb. 13.—Fully satis*
I'fied that a band of western holdup
t men, who hold human life cheap, are
operating in this city, Police Commie*
ft doner Waldo today detailed a score
-of detectives to get them. His action
f followed the holdup of Mrs, Barnett
Maldmnn in her husband's store on
•he lower east side late last night
r v. hen she was beaten unconscious and
[■WStehes-<w»4 j«»w«dry valued ai-gUMMIu
The same gang is believed to have
held up two other Jewplers Friday and
> Saturday. In each esse the Jeweler
i was brutally beaten with the butt end
■of automatic pistols. /
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Wfmlifr of Taffs e«hl»el, wfco la
wkrdulfd to spook In l.analag at tha
/nrk * handler eluh banquet tonight.
Secretary MacVeaffh, Taft Ex
ponent, and Gov. Osborn,
Robsevelt Man, To Speak
LANSING, Mich.. Feb. 13.—A1l
signs point to big political fireworks
at the annual banquet of the Zach
Chandler club, the Ingham county Re
publican organization, tonight. Secre*
tary of the Treasury Franklin Mac-
Veagh, will talk on “What is a Pro
gressive.” and it is said that he will
not mine words In his description.
Gov. Osborn did not intend to ap
pear at the lainsing banquet, but
soino one informed him that Mac-
Veegh intended to fire a broadside
into the progressive Republicans, and
Monday the executive announced
that he would be in Lansing. Tuesday
night. Some strong arguments for
the renomlnaUon of President Taft
are expected from the cabinet mem
ber and it Is likely that his address
willwill percipltate a lively discus
Dr. John Wesley Hill, of New York
City, will deliver his famous oration
’Abraham Lincoln." but Inasmuch as
Dr. Hill Is a personal friend of Theo
dore Roosevelt, it is expected be will
deviate somewhat from his original
text when he hears Secretary Mac-
Veagh’s talk
The fact that Secretary of State
Mart indale and Gov. Osborn are on
the same program also lends spice to
the occasion. When the two came to
gether at St. Johns a short time ago.
Martiudale. who announced himself
a candidate for governor, did not
spare Osborn in his remarks and the
friends of the rival politicians ex
pects some more fireworks tonight.
This afternoon the Republican coun
ty convention was held In I-anstng.
Before the delegates arrived It was
rumored that the skids had been weH
greased for a resolution Indorsing
President Taft. Delegates from the
various township# are said to be di
vided on this question and the warm
est county convention In years was
SAGINAW. Mich., Feb. 13—Travel
ers and shippers say that the Fere
Marquette railroad should be double
tracked between Detroit and Saginaw
and Grand Rapids In order to take
proper care of the traffic and that
more rolling stock ought to be used
to handle the passenger and freight
business. It is alleged these things
are impossible because a burdensome
amount of bonds prevents the procur
ing of more money. In this connec
tion the complaint filed with the at
torney-general b/ the board of trade
to investigate the disbursement of the
proceeds from the 18.tm0.000 worth of
bonds which the railroad was author
ized to issue has more than ordinary
It is charged that the loan which
was authorjzed for betterments was
used mostly to take care of old debts
and that at least $5,500,080 of it found
Its way to the Morgan interests, to
liquidate old bond obligations.
Fortner City Attorney O'Keefe ha*
been retained by the board of trade
te- Took nf»«*e 4ne-44M»-'e- Interests* Wr
O'Keefe says that under the law the
only method Is to request the state to
institute quo warranto proceedings,
the railroad to show cause why Its
franchise should nor be taken away
r,n the ground that if ha* been Insol
vent. If this plan of proceedings Is
decided favorably, the case will be
heard before a jury tu the baglnaw
circuit court because the coinplalpt
was started here. If the Jury verdict
is favorable to the people, the attor
ney-general will annul the franchise
and Institute a suit in chancery to
have a receiver appointed to conduct
the affairs of the road.
Editor Edward-N Dlngley, of the
Kalamazoo Telegraph Press, is a
candidate for congress as a Republi
can progressive In his. the Third dis
trict. Mr. Dlngley was one of the orig
inal progressives and was lined up
with the Pingree forces in the railroad
i lax fight,. As member of the state
'legislature of 1888 and 1901 he assis*
jcd in putting those measures through.
I Mr. Dlngley made the run for con
gress In 1908, with three candidates
In the field, nnd carried his own coun
ty by utKmt a thousand plurality. If
Is evident that history will repeat It
! self and that there'will again he three
runners In the race this year. Con
gressman J. M. C. Smith Js expected
to be a candidate for renomination
and It Is also announced ti.at Mayor
FarrelT. of KaTaftiazAo, wltl Hlso'seeTT
< ongressional honors. The mayor has
been publicly classified as of the pro-'
rresslve sort, so It looks as though
a weighing and measuring and testing
o* insurgency may be anTv-iie in the
impending congressional campaign in
the celery section.
The state centrsi committee got t«v ;
gather at Grand Rapid* yesterday, ac i
gregatlng the grand total of six but
Chairman Knox was not. there and va
por Horsa-w hipped. consequently. He 1
will complete hl« term. j
SenatorJU«mmin* Pays Touching
Tribut i To Him at Grand
Rapid.; Banquet
GRAND RAPIDS, Mlrh., Feb. 13
Senator Cummins, the prtuclpal
.speaker at the annual Lincoln club
banquet latt night, paid a touching
tribute to the sixteenth president of
the United States.
“I believe.” Senator Cummins de
clared. “ihat Lincoln j.*?rtormed the
master act of the ChrtHUu era. but
if you do not leave tins gathering
with a firm resolve to do lor your
country in this day as lincoln did in
bis the occasion is a failure. There
are questions Just as vital as yet un
solved as the question tn whose an
swer Lincoln is the conspicuous
“I believe that the wrongs will be
righted in the tribunal <of Justice and
not tn the shops of passion and preju
dice, but they will eat out the heart of
American patriotism unless exercised.
"The tariff is one of the problems
and I am as good a pfotectionist as
my friend Powers froen Kentucky.
But I must content myself with urglffi;
you to be manly and patriotic in do
ine your part in solving the problems
that beset us.”
Senator William Alden Smith was
toastmaster and addresses were also
made by Jonkheer J. Louden, minister
from the Netherlands, whose topic
was “Abraham Lincoln, his world
wide influence;" Congressman Caleb
Powers, of Kentucky. "Abraham Lin
coln and the mountain people of
southeastern Kentucky:*’ John Wes
ley Hill, D. D. of New York. ;'Abra
ham Idncoln, a matchless figure.” and
Booker T. Washington, who gave a
sketch of the growth and condition of
the Negro race in the south.
The Lincoln club elected the fol
lowing officers: President, Perry K.
Heath; vice-presidents, Gen. Kidd.
lonia. P. A. Sheldon, J. W. O'Brien.
Grand Haven; secretary, Carl Mapes
Loud Cheers As Osborn
Mentions Roosevelt
ALBION. Mich., Feb. IS.—"I stand
for the right of all the people to ex
press themselvea without repression
or espionage on the presidential Is
sue,” declared Gov. Osborn at the
banquet of the County Lincoln club
last night. He said the cost for the
special session will be small per
capita compared with the good re
sults that may come from the delib
erations of the law makers who are
to take up the question of a presiden
tial primary law and other matters.
Referring to the banking system
he said the savings bauk law ought
to be amended for wider use. He de
clared In favor of a plan whereby the
government would guarantee deposits
in national banka, saying unless this
is done the postal savings system
may succeed the present one.
Osborn was loudly cheered when
Congressman J. M. C. Smith asked
the banqueters to stand up as a
tribute to the governor. When Gov
Osborn said. “Regarding the proposed
p reaid preference primary it
you wanted to vote for Roosevelt"
the crowd went wild and cheered for
10 minutes, indicating the sentiment
was overwhelmingly for the former
funeral aerrlrm far tka lata Wra.
France* A. *u|ll%«a. wh« «lle«l. Mon
day. In her home. No 22ft Melbourne
ave.. will tnk<- place Wednesday
morning, in Holy Rosary church.
.Mrs. Sullivan wan 62 years of age, *
native awH»
her husband and three sons.
Papa Cort Drags His doping
Son From Ship ami boils Cupid
NEW YORK. Feb. 13.—Broadway heard the particulars today of the
frustrated elopement of Harry Cort, son of John Cort. the western the
atrical manager, and Miss Mabel Tower*-, daughter of a millionaire Mon
tana land owner. Miss Towers met young (’on in I»s Angeles and Seattle,
where he was connected with his father’s theaters three years ago. Last
week Miss Towers and her father arrived here enroute to Germany.
laist Tuesday when the Towers’ w-ere aboard the Prince Frlederich
Wilhelm. John Cort arrived in a high power automobile, held the boat,
hunted up his son, who was hidden on board, and fairly dragged him
“They will wait a lew years before they will get married.” shouted
Cort to Daddy Towers as the ship sailed.
Only One • QUININE/* that la fTS* A on
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"I'm Not Talking About That at
All,” He Say* to Steel
Trust Counsel
WASHINGTON*. Feb.. 13.—Rugged
“Jun" Hill, ex-president of the Great
.Sorthern, pioneer of trana-conilnental
railroading and philosopher on the
northwest, yesterday afternoon told
the Stanley steel committee his ro
mance of railroading.
The heavily lined face of the rail
roader bore an anxious, cautious look
as he took his place m the witness
chair. But his broad shoulders and
sturdy, vigorous figure seemed to
dominate the entire committee with
’lts latent force as he spoke.
The massive head, with Its rugged
features, was perched firmly on the
broad shoulders, and the small, snap
py grey e>es, glanced from beneath
the heavy, over-hanging brow up and
down tho committee In quick apprais
al of his questioners.
Stanley asked Hill regarding the
ownership of the Minnesota ore lands
The railroad magnate said that hla
leases on the Mesaba Range were
made through his sons. They were
first acquired, he explained. In con
nection with his acquisition of a bank
rupt railroad, the Duluth and Winni
peg, which had been sorted from Du
luth into the ore field.
Hill said that when he learned the
property was likely to be sold to a
Rockefeller concern he hurried to
acquire it himself.
While Stanley endeavored to trace
thi3 property to the steel corporation,
Attorney Reed, for the steel trust vol
unteered some information.
"I'm not talking about that at all,”
snapped Hill, pointing an Indignant
forefinger at the lawyer, who subsid
ed at once.
Hill estimated that tonnage leased
to the steel corporation was about
85,000.000 tons of ore.
"How much of that has been
mined?” asked Stanley.
.‘‘About one quarter." said Hill.
“How- much of this land was turned
over to the steel corporation, ’* de
manded Stanley
Hill evad*»d with a plea of loss of
memory, but Stanley finally got him
to “guess” that the steel corporation
leased from 3,000 to 5,000 acres. % The
lease ensured the Hill railroads a per
cent freight rate on all ore
For the 25.000 acres of land and tne
railroad. Hill said he paid $4,065,000.
"I paid a million dollars of this on
the spot." he said.
None of this, he said, was paid out
of the funds of the Great Northern
Hill laughed when a moment later
Stanley t6ked him to enumerate some
of the companies which he owned.
"I am Interested In a great many
companies—that is the concerns I con
trol —and I could not carry even a
small part of them In my mind,” he
Dt'NDEB) Mich.. Feb. I*.— The Mon
ro** County
held here on KridW* snd Katurda'.
Feb. K.-IT, In the M. E church with
Ihe following officers In charge. Presi
dent. C A. Jordan, Dundee; secretary,
O. w. Hallstetn. Asalia: conductor, C
A. Tvjer, Cold water; manager of corn
contest. J. J KelTev. The principal
speaker* art C. A Tyler. Cold water;
Haul Rose. Elbe rta; Prof. W. ff
Krent h. Agricultural college, and W. K*.
Not Leaded.
Mrs. Wise—Will you come home
straight from the club tonight?
Mr. Wise—You mean to come
straight home.
Mrs. Wise—No. I mean to come
i home straight—no zigzag walking.—
i?x changeT
ITH Central Station Service you
are independent of the coal supply.
You also avoid many other annoy
ances incident to power production,
and at the same time have at your
command, at all times, the very
best form of power. There are few
plants in which we cannot show a
savins in power cost with our ser
vice—and there js no plant that
cannot find many advantages in
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of Craftsman Furniture
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In going through our stock we find we have various pieces from the
CRAFTSMAN SHOP that have been discontinued. Every article is up
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Every piece of genuine ('rafts
man lOirntture beam the above
registered Trndu Mark.
Detroit except at our showroom, and this is the first instance in twelve
years of prices being reduced. The reason is simply because they are
Baby Carriages and Go-Carts
We also have about 75 Collapsible Go-Carts and six English Perambulators to sell at less
than cost. We are not going to handle this line hereafter, and will close out what we have in
stock at prices that will surprise you.
Furniture Repairing and Re-Upholstering
We have the most extensive factory in the city for properly handling repair work of all kinds,
making over mattresses, renovating feather pillows, recovering furniture, etc. We employ none
but skilled artisans, men who have spent their lives at the bench, and know nothing about shoddy
work. At this time of the year we can do your work cheaper in order to keep these men going. Wc
will cheerfully give you an estimate. ’Phone Main or City 532. .
260*262 Woodward Ave.
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