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f IN ip SHOP
Carl Kroll, Cobbler Recluse, Be
lieved To Possess For
tune of $75,000
Will Permit No One In While
Coroner Searches For Wealth;
He Finds Much Cash
Bslisvsd to bo tbs possessor of a
fortune toUmated at between $60.0u0
and $76,000, contained in deeds,
bortf&XM and cash, secreted in draw
art, cheat* and various nooks and
crannies of his shoe shop at No. 75t*
Beventeenih-st. Carl Kroll, a recluse,
V 0 years old, was found sitting erect
tt hit cobbler stand, dead, Tuesday
Coroner Burgees helloes that the
need man starved himself 4> death,
refusing to purchase food with his
hoarded wealth.
A. It Hunter, of NO. 661 FYmrteanth
sve., one of the few in tuna te acquaint
ances of the old man, jiiscoveaed the
body when he made his regular morn
ing call, to take care of KroU, bho
had been in ill-health for some time,
but always stoutly refused to oonsult
a physician. Hunter found KroU sit
ting erect, with hands folded on his
lap, and did not know that he was
dead until he attempted to aaouse
There was evidences of heart dis
ease, but the coroner also found in
dications of malnutrition.
Boater notified the police, and
rumors that the aged man was a
miser caused the police to place a
guard about the premises.
▲bout $260 In cash was found by
the coroner, each bill carefully folded
up and tucked Into a crevice, drawer
or some other receptacle.
Kroll owned the property In which
he lived, and also bad the deeds to
four other pieces of property in the
same block. The coroner declares
that Kroll slept on a filthy old pallet,
and had few of the bare necessities
of life.
His wile died, sevyal years ago,
and though the old man is said to
have a step-brother in Delray, and a
brother in Youngstown, 0., he lived
all alone, had few friends, and spent
most of his time working over his
little oobbler stand.
Coroner Burgess will mases fur
ther Investigation of the case, and the
police guard 'around the premises will
be maintained until the coroner
makes a thorough search for hidden
The next annual meeting of then's,
tional Press association, formerly^the
National Editorial association, will be
held Ml Chicago, June 24 to 26 next,
with headquarters at the Sherman
The sessions of the association will
be conducted In four departments, ss
First —Department of newspaper and
Job printing, to Include the coat sys
tem, under the direction of J. Clyde Os
wald, publisher of the American Print
Second —Department of the daily
newspapers. In charge of T. B. Hall, of
Jamestown. N. Y.
Third—Department of the weakig
newspaper, In charge of Ovid Ball, of
Fulton. Mo.
Fourth—Department of loarnaMstlc
education, in charge of Walter Will
iams, dean of the sohool of Journalism
of the University of Missouri-
It lb expected that a number es men
Rrominent in newspaper work will de
ver addressee during the sessions
A printers’ supply exposition will be
open during the three days she asso
ciation Is In seeaton-
Following the meeting a seven-days'
trip prUl be taken through South Da
kota during which all the scenic at
tractions of that state. Including wind
cave, said to be thq greatest and most
woadarful cave In tne United States
wjll be visited. From the time the
special train enters South Dakota un
til it leaves the state not a cent of ex
pense will be incurred by anyone ex
cept the Pullman fares, which wll be
Under the reorganisation plan every
member of every regularly organized
press association in the United States
is entitled to membership in the Na
tional association upon payment of a
membership fee of $2. Address W. F.
ParrOt, secretary, Waterloo, lowa
Joseph Jacques, 55 years old. plead
ed not guilty when arraigned. Tuesday
afternoon, before Justice Jeffries on a
charge of abusing Vlolst Stulz, 11-
year-old girl, living st No. 125 Adams
ave. east, who was attacked in her
bedroom by a man, early Saturday
morning. His examination was set for
May t end bail was fixed at SSOO, two
Jaoques, who has 10 children, the
youngest 13 years old. and who room
ed in the Stuls home, was taken before
Prosecutor Shepherd to make a state
ment prior to going to court. He ad
mitted being very fond of Violet Stulz
and sold that he had bought her shoes
and token her to the theater, last Fri
day night He emphatically denied, 1
* however, that he was her assailant,
but acknowledged subjecting her to In
dignities on former occasions. He,
said he was particularly fond of little
girls, but had no time for women.
Csrssir Frtfcw Draft.
Coroner Rothacher la investigating
the death of Mrs. Klale Tomm*.-w*kl,
*7 yeera old. who died in her home. No.
#T7 Mitchell-a ve.. at S o'rlock Tuesday
morning, following the birth of a child,
liar husband. Adam, aaya that two dor*
tor* attended his wife at 4 o'clock In
Lthe morning; that they gave her chloro
form and left her under the Influence
of the drug at T o'clock; that he called
on or>n of them a little later, when lie
saw ghe waa sinking, and that ha re
fused to respond, saying he wax rest
|ng The child also dle<f
t NEW YORK. April 30 -Money on
rail- * per cent. Time money: 3VW
i'ji pgr cent for six months. Bar stl-
London. 19 J-l« pence; New York
(IV Demand sterling: |4 16
4 MH
vx «;•- Tte ~
Child Gets Death Injuries When He
Ignites His Dress M tth Alatche s
PONTIAC, Mich., April 30.—Arthur Molow, aged two and a half years,
la dead ss the result of burns sustained wheu he Isnlicd his dress a hi'**
playing with matches. Kiiday.
He was a son of Mr. aud Mrs. William Melow, of hsrmmgum. and
securad the matches wheu his mother stepped to a neighbors home lor a
few moments.
His body was a mass of blisters
Policeman Must Pay $250 For Arresting
Woman Without Warrant in Her Home
Judgment for $250 against John Wlshnewskl. a policeman, was re
turned by Justice Command. Tuesday, iu a suit for damages brought uy
Celina Csvkowski. t
The plaintiff charged false arrest, olaimiug that the officer entered her
home and compelled her to accompany him to the police sutiou, where she
was closeted with three detective* and questioned for hours until she be
came hysterical. This action of the policeman was taken, she said, upon
the complaint of a hoarder, who uiet the officer on the street and told hhn
•he had stolen $lO. 4W
Justice Command held that the officer had no right to enter the woman s
home and arrest her without a warrant, when he saw no crime committed.
After the woman's arrest tt was shown that she did not steal the money.
State Politic*
Congressman McMorran. who is vis-
Iting his home In Port Huron this
week, has announced that he will uot
be a candidate for re-election and that
he will not endorse any of the men
who have declared themselves candi
dates for the Republican congres
sional nomination in the Seventh dis
t&lward Frensdorf, of Hudson, chair
man of the Woodrow Wilson league,
said in an interview at Kalamazoo,
that there la uo argument against the
instruction of delegates to a state
convention providing there la any
merit In the primary.
"When the primary is used," he
•aid, "it means all manner of manipu
lation of delegates is at an end; the
delegates selected must represent the
majority and are bound to vote as
directed by the primary.”
The Elkton Review recently pub
lished a strong endorsement of State
Treasurer Sleeper for the Republican
nomination for governor and it was
reprinted bv the Sanilac County 1 ar
mer. In It Mr. Sleeper is credited
with bringing the state treasury out
of "the slough of disreputable . and
disgusting disgrace and placing it
where it belongs” and it is predicted
that he would do the same for the en
tire state administration if placed at
its head.
Representative John Kalmbach is
reported to be a candidate for the Re
publican nomination for prosecutor of
Washtenaw county against Prosecutor
E. K. Iceland, who is a candidate for
Referring to the candidacy of State
Senator Carl Mapes for the Republi
can nomination for congressman in
the Fifth district, the Lansing State
Journal compliments Senator Mapes
on his having been an excellent floor
leader for Progressive legislation
And It adda that there is great need
in congress for men who are not only
able and honest but willing to give
industrious attention to serious and
practical legislation.”
Speaking from the convention city
with the echoes of the riotous Repub
lican state convention still reverberat
ing, The Bay City Tribune declares
"it Is useless to disguise the fact that
the breach between the Roosevelt and
Taft wings of the Republican party
haa widened to the pplnt
threatens the defeat of the party. ’
Circuit Judge Nelson W. Sharpe, of
the 34th circuit, who is being boomed
In the Tenth congressional district
for appointment as successor to U. ff.
District Judge Angell, at Detroit, has
presided over his circuit for 20 yeais
Many times he has had no opposition
at the elections. His circuit is the
largest in the state comprising the
counties of Arenac. Crawford. Glad
win. Ogemaw, Otsego and Roscom-<
As Massachusetts goes, so will the
Republics® national convention go. ac
cording to the opinion of Congress
man H. O. Young, of the Twelfth dis
trict "If Taft wins in Massachusetts
be will win the nomination; other
wise he will not,” said Mr. Young to
the Calumet News.
Woodrow Wilson leaders In Wayne
county are beginning to take comfort
out of their recent losing fight to cap-,
ture the Democratic county conven
tion by analyzing the campaign made
by the Democratic county organiza
tion against them. While the Wilson
men showed up at the convention
claiming only about 50 delegates, the
Harmon-Clarlt opposition as represent
ed by the county and city organiza
tions had been working tooth and
nail two and a half weeks to Insure an
uninstructed delegation. Why such
an absolutely complete machine
should work so hard against the new
and incomplete Wilson organization
Is the question that has aet the Wilson
men thinking
Where the voters have had a fair
chance to express themselves they
have shown a preponderance of two
to one for Roosevelt. Where the
bosses have managed the conventions
they have returned a delegation prac
tically unanimous for Taft. It Is not
altogigher what Taft says he stands
for, It Is not what Roosevelt declares
he favors altogether, fn deciding It
Is often necessary to see who Is back
ing up the two candidates and judge
what their statements mean by the
friends they attract to their support.
and Lumbago
Usually one or two rubbings with
this wonderful Oil will give relief.
Xrul bools ioc. , Urge bottles *ou
Neither Taft nor Roosevelt are bad
men. Both mean to do the right thing.
The question Is. will the country be
better off to go ahead by the slow
going methods of Taft, or to go ahead
by the more rapid methods of Roose
velt? — Hillsdale Daily.
Senator Smith of Michigan favors
the renominatiou of President Taft,
but it is hard to understand why he
should do so. He is and has been
against him in every prominent
feature of his administration. • • •
Mr. Smith opposed President Taft as
to reciprocity, tariff regulation by a
commission, the arbitration treaties,
aud Central Amerlcau control. He has
not favored even one of Mr. Taft's
pet projects but has opposed every
one of them. Yet Mr. Smith favors
Jeopardizing Republican success by
renominating Mr. Taft. This incon
sistency may doubtless be accounted
for by Mr. Smith s acting upon the be
lief, which some montits ago was gen
eral, that Michigan was for Taft. He
finds himself committed to the Taft
candidacy but his state admittedly for
Roosevelt by a prodigious majority.
Depend upon It. Mr. Smith realizes
the awkwardness and the danger of
the situation and is ardently wishing
he had taken his customary perch on
the fence. —Allegan Gazette.
The sum of $1,300 was allowed by
the ways and means committee of the
hoard of county supervisors. Monday
afternoon, to pay for the services of
an extra circuit court Judge to assist
the Wayne circuit bench during May
and June. This is made necessary by
the great increase in business.
Judge Tucker, of Mt. Clemens, who
has assisted the local Judges ou
previous occasions, has been written
to. and if he can make arrangements
he will be asked to take the position.
Sheriff Gaston's request for ten
motor cycles with which to put a stop
to joy riding and speeding by testers
on county roads, was referred back to
the county auditors for a recommends
W. E. Duperow has besh appointed
general agent ot the passsnger de
partment of the Grand Trunk Pacific
railway and coast steamships and
Grand Trunk Railway system, with
office in Vancouver, B. C. Previously
he has occupied various positions in
!he passenger and transportation de
partments of the Grand Trunk lines iu
eastern Canada.
, The 1
Ebbitt House
No matter what you came to
Washington for—business
or pleasure—The Ebbitt is
most centrally located to
everywhere. Recently re
modeled, refurnished and
redecorated throughout
thoroughly modern in every
Rooms, single or en suite,
with or without bath.
A atari** a Plaa—S3 fa fS par day.
Eara»MS Plaa—«l.M ta 94 par
day. »
0. F. SCHOTT, Proprietor.
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Belle Isle Casino Open
With its Famous Fish *9 CT Dlftf A
and Chicken Dinner C Jv •MIC
Service on the First Floor. PAUL KOLBE, Proprietor.
Executive Says He Sees Many
Places To Apply Knife
But Keeps Silent
Says Council and Estimators
Must Take Blame For
Bumper Budget
"It is a serious reflection on the
city,” said Mayor Thompaou. Tuesday
morning. In las first public utterance
ou the work of the board of estimates
iu allowing a budget which will mean
a tax rate of more than S2O as against
the present rate of $18.15.
"1 do not wish to appeaj as knoc k
lug the board or the council in this
matter, but they will certainly have
to take the responsibility (or a higher
tax rate.
"A year ago 1 sent a special mes
sage to the board urging economy
and a reduction in the tax rate. 1
went to great pains u> get details re
garding city funds for the board, and
I conferred with the estimators day
after day. I labored In behalf of the
workingman, who w - ants the benefit
of a low tax rate., I would get the
promise of a committee to cut out a
certain big item one night, and the
next night when I wasn't present the
committee would reinstate the item.
And so It went all through the Dro
ceedings. Why, it was eveu said by
tome around town that Inasmuch as
I had declared myself for a low tax
rate and was elected after pledging
myself to obtain a low tax rate, the
board would ‘fix’ me. It was said that
i the board would see to it that 1 got
no political advantage by obtaining
a low tax rate for the city.
"This year I considered the matter
very seriously. The treatment and
consideration accorded me in my fight
for lower taxes last year were not
very encouraging. 1 did not want any
quarrel with the estimators so I kept
out. But the people know where I
stand on the subject. 1 have gone on
iecord repeatedly and my work last
year bears witness to what I have
done to obtain a low tax rate. If the
estimators see fit to allow appropria
tions which mean an addition of $2 or
more to the tax rate that is their look
cut, and they will have to stand re
sponsible for it before the citizens of
Detroit. There can be no shifting of
responsibility in this matter, no point,
ing to the mayor and asking what he
has done to obtain a reduction in the
tax rate.
'The fact is that the more you give
some city departments the more they
can spend. When appropriations are
once allowed that is the end of it; the
money is spent and the following years
larger appropriations are asked for.
"I sincerely believe that the tax
rate this year could not only have
been kept down to $18.15. but actually
For Particular* Coaault Ageata.
NAY sth. 1912
OK ION aad retura 9 .SS
CAMO aad refura I.SS
SAGINAW aad velars I.SS
HAY CITY aad retura 1.80
Special trala laaxea Detroit. Third
Street Mtatloa. 7tO» A. Woodward
Axe.. TilS A. >l.
AV\ AHHOH aad retaru..., f .MO
Jl< K*o\ aad retura 1.00
GR AM) K Al'lDs aad retara IT.OO
M pedal trala leaxe* Detroit 7ilS
A. M.
City Ticket Offlcc, X*. 1 Opera Hauae
Station, Foot of Third Street.
Ta CIIDfIDC ociCAn steamship
10 LuHUrL TICKETS on .tha prln
clpal steamship lines at
tariff rates, sold at HIRACHFEI.D
WOLD- ST. (Eatraaea on Larued-ef.)
mad** lowsr than that, without da*
creasing the efficiency of any us tha
departments. Consider that there waa
tu ItcthUi of rnora than $43,300 000
In the assessed valuation of the city
ami with all that put on the property
cwnera of the city they are asked to
I ay $2 more a thousand than at pres
ent. The record of the board of esti
mates speaks for itself. Auy business
tnau or citizen can figure out for him
self what was done.
“The increase will lie largely felt
ty the small tazpayera. who can hard*
|> afford more money for such pur
“I could take Item after Item In the
budget and point out where reductions
could have been made without injur
ing the city or hampering the work of
any department, but I do not wiyh to
quarrel with the estimators at this
time. They are a law unto themselves
and their actions speak for them
>* Ivea.
GILBERT. U.: April 30—Ten per
sons were killed and a score Injured
tu a tornado sweeping over three par
ishes of Louisiana early today. Scores
of buildings were wrecked, resulting
in heavy property damage.
The dead Include Sidney Roaa. 10,
killed at Gilbert. In Franklin parish
parish G L Ross was crushed to death
under a falilug building. Eight men
working in the fields were killed.
On the early morning cars—those cars that take the last of the night hawks home—arc
always to be found conductors and motormen riding as passengers. They are the day men
of the company starting for the car houses to begin their day’s work, and they begin their
labors in many cases two hours before the factory employes take off their coats.
• • • •
At 4130 a. m. the day operation of the Woodward line begins, when all cars available are
rushed into the service. The procession of cars—practically all free from passengers start
ing from the big car house in Highland Park, proceed to the foot of Woodward avenue or
to the Michigan Central depot and, there turning, begin the outbound trip, taking on
numbers of passengers at the Campus. From Grand River avenue north these cars continue
picking up a steady stream of workers coming from the side streets and. in addition, a large
number of transfer passengers at the intersections of the Crosstown lines at Forest and
Warren avenues. This practically completes the loading, while the unloading commences at
Amsterdam avenue, with the result that all the workers have been distributed among the
several plants in time for work at 6:30 a. m.
These workers disposed of, the cars return to the heart of the city, carrying those begin
ning work in*the down-town section between 6:30 and 9:30 a. m.—factory hands, clerks,
students and those of the professions.
Returning to the car house, the “trippers” retire from service and from then on the
patrons of the day cars are the shoppers, with a considerable noon and matinee increase
above normal. All are in the city’s center when the evening rush hour opens up at 4145 p.
m., lasting for slightly over an hour. * * * * '
When the evening rush hour demand for service comes it is not by any means confined
to the northward movement as was the case a few years ago. There is an almost equally
great southward movement from the large manufacturing plants far out the avenue so that
it is necessary to have cars assembled at the north end in which return these factory workers
back to the Crosstown intersections and to the center of the city for distribution out the
radiating lines around the city hall. This crush is somewhat eased by means of special cars
provided for the employes of the Cadillac and Ford motor car companies.
• • • •
The course of travel on the Woodward line as given above is typical of that prevailing
on the other lines, except that the normal day travel on the Woodward line is more constant
as well as greater than on any of the others.
The traffic on the Jefferson line requires cars to pull out of the Jefferson car house as
early as 4:98 a. m. and proceed clear to the westerly limits of the city on Grand River
avenue for the purpose of transporting passengers to the extreme easterly limits of the city
on Jefferson avenue.
The Michigan-Gratiot-Mack line is subject to great irregularity of service owing to the
fact that some tracks in the congested district are largely used by cars of other lines. The
Crosstown line is used largely as a transfei line to and from 14 other lines. The Fort line
service is made irregular on account of numerous j;rade crossings with steam road tracks
It is the experience of the company that the great majority of patrons of the various lines
time themselves so as to allow just a sufficient number of minutes to reach the scenes of their
labor should there be no interruption of service. While this is a flattering commendation to
the regularity of service given by the company, a sufficient margin for possible delay should
be allowed. • •
A rush for the last car for work and a rush for the first car after the day's work is done
produce crowding and confusion. There would be much less of this crowding and confusion
were there a greater variation in the hours in which manufacturing plants opened and
closed. * * * #
Next Tuesday in this paper and in this space will appear,
“Mektng Schedules for Street Cers.
Detroit United Railway
What everybody wants, what everybody ha*
been brought up to expect, is equal justice tor all,
administered without tear or favor.
AND WHAT DO WE GET? If you have
any doubts, just read “BIG BUSINESS AND THE
BENCH” in Everybody’s Magazine for May.
Follow Mr. Connolly as he piles up the evidence —
cool—clear—and straight. Its cumulative effect is
overwhelming. Without heat or malice he drives
home the conclusion that, if present tendencies are
left uncurbed, the final destruction of liberty r.self
may follow. Read it now. Get
15 Cents on all Nswe-stands $1.60 a Year
P. 3.—And in spite of it alt* we are not sure that we believe in the recall
of the Judiciary.
* The greatest single article ever in Everybody’s
Reorganization, With Economy
as the Motive, Will Result
in Fewer Officials
Postmaster General Hitchcocks cam
paign for economy has struck Detroit
in the form of rumors of a reorganisa
tion of the local poaloffice staff to take
effect in a mouth or tlx weeks Two
superintendents. It is sgid, will take
the place of five now bolding office,
and there is much speculation as to
the identity of the two men to be
placed in charge. Rumors agree pret
ty well upou J. C. Hudson, now in
charge of the money order branch, as
the uew superintendent of finance, aud
tor the new auperlnteudency of mailt,
both Oliver Burke, uow superintend
ent of delivery, and C. C. Kellogg, sup
erintendent of the registry branch
have been mentioned. According to
the rumors, K. U Fuller, present super
intendent of malls, and C. P. Niles,
superintendent of second-class matter,
will probably become assistants to the
new superintendent of malls.
Postmaster Homer Warren declines
tc discuss the proposed reorganization.
He admitted that luspeetort bad been
worklug here bui declared that their
import had not been seut to Waahinu
t, n Other federal officials declai>'i
that the report of the Inspectors had
not been completed.
The inspectors began work here,
Jau. g. and tt is said will be her** an
other week or*two. There have beon
nine *d them worklug In Detroit ut
different times, II A. Htrohtu. a. A
Macltwal* K IV Howe, M H. Case. K
A Mackev, >' J Gould. J. A. Niles. H.
liadsel. and H K Ballard. All are
connected with the Chicago dlvlslou
of the poeiolfloe department
Reorganisation such as is reported
to t>e proposed for Detroit has been
effected tu s autubtr of other cities,
netnbly tu Toledo, where, it Is said,
the change did not meet popular favor,
and in Grand Rapids and Cincinnati.
Mrs. Rmeltta Cadleuz, who wus sev
-oi*gl weeks ago denied a dlvorc e by
Judge Hosntsr from her husband, Ur,
Henry Cadleux. one of the best-known
physicians In the city, with an office
la the fashionable Pasadena apart
ments on Jefferson ave.. has filed her
appeal bond, and will carry the case
to the supreme court. Mrs. t udleux
charged non-support und cruelty, al
leging that the doctor lost his earn
lugs betting on the horses.

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