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EVIDENCE 111 POOL , OUSE WAS BORNEO Cragin Says Papers Were Burned After Judge Arch bald Imposed Nominal Fines '■l " * TO FOIL GOVERNMENT WAS EVIDENT PURPOSE Witness Testifies in Federal Suit j Aimed at Steel Trust and Subsidiaries NEW YORK, May 9.—A culm and decidedly positive admission that the evidence In the wire* pool cane was destroyed by hia order was mailt touay by George R. Cragin. of Wor tester, Mubs., assistant general sales manager of the American Steel and Wire Cos. He said he could not re* ol id* the date that he had the papers burned in the furnace of the Wo» tester plant, but though it was las. November* Li agin was the first witness when the hearings in the government's suit ■to dissolve the steel trust were re sumed today. He said that he had rtpresented the Ameritan Steel and Wire Cos. in ull of the wire pools engineered by Edwin Jackson, who is now in Europe. He received all of the evidente against the wire pool participants after Judge Archibald, now being investigated by congress, had imposed nominal £nes on the participants in his ottice ? n Worcester. SO9U afterwards, he said, Frank Backus, vice-president of .the com pany, came to the plant and asked him if the evident e had been destroy ed. "I told him,” said/Cragin, "that I would give the matter my personal at tention." Why did you do that?" demanded J. M. Dickinson for the government. "Well, I supposed that 1 should have done it before and gave him an evas ive answer." Witness insisted that was the only tint# he ever heard Backus mention burning the evidence and he declared sopn afterward he nan the documents burned. Cragin denied ever corres ponding with Janies A. Farrell, now president of the steel trust, about the wire pools. Dickinson and Lindabury, attorney for the trust, clashed when the gov ernment tried to impeach Cragin's tosgmony that President Farrell, of the Steel trust knew nothing about the wire pool agreements. "Did you not in the postoffice building, in Washington, in February of this year, tell H. E. Colton and L. K-Clark that you had talked the entire pool agreement over with Farrell?" demanded Dickinson. I-indahury objected, characterizing the question as Improper and the mo tive behind it as "Sharp practice.” Dickinson was angry, and declared: "Wo have had to resort to this metflod because of the action of these conspirator# In covering their tracks and destroying evidence. As we can not make ♦he conspirators talk, we must get the evidence from their em ployes.” Cragin declared he had no recollec tion of any such talk or meeting. OVagin said that the reason ho burned the papers was because he did not believe they would ever be needed igain. He declared that so far as he knew the litigation was a closed Inci dent as all of the participants In the pool had admitted their guilt and had paid their fines. There was filed In the federal court in’Trenton, N. J., today an order by Judges McPherson, Gray and Bulling ton, dismissing the injunction, re straining the United . States steel corporation and its subsidiary com panies with the exception of the Am erican Steel & Wire Cos., from de stroying evidence in the government’s dissolution suit against the trust. Thb opinion says that no evidence was presented to substantiate the charge that officials of the corporation plan ned to destroy evidence, excepting so far as the American Steel & Wire Cos. is concerned, and In its case the Injunction Is made permanent. MAN found dead in MIDST OF CAROUSAL ■Tamos Robinson. 26 years old, was found dead in the rooming house at No. 11 Howard st., headquarters of to** notorious "ran gang." Wednesday e piling. while such well-known po ’.ifi rhararters as Ada Garrity and William C.arrity, who poses as her husband, held orgies in the same room. William Reith. a Junk peddler, and several other men. in a state of beastly intoxication, were found in the room, and the Garrit.vs and Reith were taken to the central station pending an investißation. Coroner Rotharher Is satisfied that alcoholism and "dope" caused the .death of Robinson, but he has order ed a post mortem examination. BAKER PLANS CAMPAIGN FOR U. S. SENATE LANSING, Mich.. May 9 —Speakei Herbert F. Baker announced while In ranging, this morning, that he would begin his campaign for the nomination for United states sena t«r v as soon as the national c«.,iven tion at Chicago has been held At the present time he say a he is perfecting his organization and will start his automobile campaign which will carry him through every county in the state aa aoon a* he returns from the national convention. Job rrlntlsi Hl|Hi Time* rr|fUnr C<*« tfc tofcn R -St. Drink Responsible ior Man's Death; Widow Gets $2,000 hrom Saloonkeeper The * aae of Mrs. Eva Tv-sot against Konstantine Zawletr.skl, a saloon w . whbh ha* been on in Judge Hosmer's court for several nays, was ieerrled Thursday, the plaintiff accepting $2,000. Mrs Tlssot tiled 'or SIO,OOO, for the death of her husband who wn* kitted by falling from a Ml* liigau ave. car. She claimed the .veident was due to the liquor told to him by the defendant, after ahe had warned him not to supply her husband with any more. JERE C. HUTCHINS HOME FROM I.ONG TRIP ABROAD Jere C. Hutchins, president of the Detroit United railway, returned to his office at No. 12 Woodward-ave Thursday, after an absence of three 'months. Mr. Hutchins spent his vaca it lon abroad and reported a thoroughly i enjoyable trip. uw (hguTiwTmh SHARKS CONSTITUTIONAL, JUDGE COKNOLI) RULES Courts Should Not Set Aside Legislation On Technical Grounds, He Says TWENTY CASES AFFECTED Appeals From Convictions in Police Court Will Now Be Heard Before Recorder * Judge Connolly, Thursday noon, handed down his decision in the cases of the loan sharks, represented in the appeal of Gordon W. Qulder, against the sentence of the police c.*'.rt, where he had been convicted o? vto fating the loan laws. '1 he decision of the judge, winch covers about a score of loan shark cases, follows, in part: "Defendant's counsel moves to quash the information filed iu the cause; first, for formal defects ap pearing upon the face of the informa tion. and because of the invalidity ot the act under which the informa tion is pleaded. "With reference to the line of ob jections made by counsel for the de fendant against the form of the in formation, I cannot agree vhat it >s so imperfect In form as to preclude a valid prosecution thereunder It I were drawing the Information. I might alter Its form somewhat but I am not prepared to say tbai the information In the form it Is pieared does not sufficiently describe an of fense under Act No. 105 of the Pub lic Acts of 1911. "Uounsel's attacks upon the validity of the statute are based chiefly upon the grounds, first, that assuming that it is a law based upon the police power of the state, it purports to leg islate In a way far in excess of any reasonable construction of the police power; second, that the title of (.*•• act does not express its object. "With reference *0 the first objec tion, it appears to me that the police power is very elastic in Its a *.ope. Courts are continually extending its application as a Justification for leg islation; new conditions arising make new regulations necessary, and ’he police power is stretched constantly by the courts to meet the new exigencies. I am noi prepared to sat that the business of loaning money at hich rates of interest is not such an exigency as will justify an exten sion of this police power to properly regulate It. “Counsel insists that the object of tbs act is not expressed in its title. In general, it may be said that the function of courts Is to interpret the legislative will, and not to annul it. Courts should not lightly set aside legislative enactments; the function of a court is judicial, not legislative. If there were less legislation by the judiciary In vogue in This land, there would not be the tumult and turmoil that now prevail concerning Judicial ;ecall. and recall of Judicial de cisions. Judges should not. assume to set aside legislative enactments which do not plense them upon pure ly technical grounds. The legislature, acting for the people, who are the repository of sovereign power in this country, passes certain laws, and these laws should be upheld by the courts unless they plainly contravene the constitution, which is the highest ex pression of the people's will. "There are many incongruities and inconsistencies in this statute. I here pr* some portions which in my judg ment are plainly beyond constitu tional limitations hut my research of the decisions of cur supreme court touching the relation existing be tween a title and an act. and the pcc.pe of the title as applied to the bodv of the act, have rather led me to believe that our supreme court is inclined to make specific rulings for particular cases. "The title to this act is certainly broad enough to Include everything contained in it with reference to the loaning of money, because it In cludes all kinds of money loaning, and I am not prepared to say that It is not specific enough, to direct the attention of the reader to the pur pose which it Is aimed to accomplish. At anv rate, it is my judgment Ibat cn act of the legislature should f-tnncl as law unless there Is no doubt In the court's mind that it violates the fundamental law, namely the constitution. I have such a doubt in this matter. "For the reasons above stated, the motion to quash Is denied, and the clerk of the court will set the case for trial.’' F filter *t»rel«l Clerk. Although K L. Fuller some time ago. on Account of poor health, asked to be relieved of some of his duties In the Pett oil postoffice, where he has for mm • years held the position of super intendent of malls his taking the po sition of a special clerk this month has revived comment about the ru mored reorganisation of the postofflr*. Several superlntendenciea were to bo abolished, tt was reported, hut no an nouncement has been made yet of the two superintendent* under whom It Is ■ Aid all the present departments are to fall When the Hirer Waged. The In.; 1 winds of Tuesday cans* and th* ) | vet to l-e very rough snd unsafe t.» orors in Keats. Those employed on oth* r side whose custom It Is to ere s |>» I »ats were compelled to walk. —Williamsport <Pa.) Times THE DETROIT ? IMES : FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1912. LEVEE BREAKS INCREASE PERIL TO CITIES IN SOUTH FROM RISING WATERWAYS People Cling To Their Houses, Ignoring Warnings That Their Lives Are in Danger VAST SECTION IS FLOODED Spreading of Crevasses Gives Extremely Serious Turn To Situation in Louisiana NEW ORIJ2ANH, la., May 9. Breaks or the spreading of crevasses iu the levees of the Mississippi or its tributaries within the past 24 hours ' resulted in tlie flood situation taking a more serious turn again toda). At Torres, about 1,400 feet of the levee embankment has been nashcu out and the wafer is pouring tluougb a crevßHHe 3,000 feet wide. This will hasten the flooding of West Baton Rouge and Iberville par ishes and deepen the waters in Points j Coupee. Two breaks are reported at Moreauvtlle, and one near Long Bridge. Those crevusses will flood the most populous section of the Avoyel les and portions of St. Laundry par ishes. Half of Moreauvllle is under water and Chonpique and Bayou Jacques regions will be inundated. Then the waters will work down the portions of St. Laundry, and a* the swamps and small water courses are already full the backwater will cause heuvy damage. The section of the Avoyelles flood ed Is thickly populated. The people have clung to their homes to the last, Ignoring the flood warnings. Threats have been made of tear ing up the Yazoo and Mississippi '•ail road tracks where they cross the pr<*- tection levees south of Baton Rouge. All other gaps in the protection levees have been closed, and resi dents are now demanding that the railroad cuts also be closed. Reports reached here today that vardals in skiffs and floatboats are breaking open and robbing houses from which the people have been diiven. Government motorboats are pick Jug up the refugees still marooned In the interior and all are being cared for as rapidly as possible. To day a white woman arrived with six teen children strung out after her. "Do these children belong to two or three families?" asked_an agent fur the government. “They are all mine," came the re ply. CITY WILL SUL D. U. R. FOR PERSONAL TAKES Claims $169,334 For Two Years —Paving Rent Gives Ex emplion, Road Claims Assistant Corporation Counsel Har low Is preparing a suit to be entered j*n the circuit court in a few days to I compel the I). U. R. to pay slt>9,- 331.30, personal taxes for 1910 and 1911. Harlow stated that he had made several requests of the D. U. R. for payment, and that It had ignored all his letters. The taxes are levied on those lines I where franc hises have expired and ion which the company formerly paid la specific tax, a percentage of their ! earnings. The company's contention ! is that the city has charged it rental on the lines and. therefore, it cannot insist on personal taxes. The cor poration counsel's office does not con sider this as a valid reason for the failure to pay. The amount for which the city will sue is made up as follows; $75.- 34f1.70 levied for 1910 on property I formerly known as the Citizens' Street ! Ry Cos.; $3,399.79 for 1910 ngainsl the j Fairvlew system of the D. U. R.; I $74,445.78 levied for 1911 on the old (Citizens’ Street Ry. Cos.; $3,359.14 levied rgainst the Fairvlew system; $12,782.89 levied in 1911 against the jD. U. R., on the property formerly ' known as the Fort Wayne & Helle Isle R.v.. and the Delray and Wood | mere lines. PRODUCE THREATENING LETTER AT MAN’S TRIAL PONTIAC. Mich., May 9 You will lie prosecuted to the fullest extent of t»ie law if you do not leave town. Fire and dynamite will be used Leave at once for more women arc ready to swear Your life is in dan ger. also property. We have heard ot your close watch at night so we will be watching too.” Such is one of Hie letters receiv ed by Dr. V. H. Wells, of this city, and set up in the complaint made vesterday afternoQn against Frank Dowers, the chauffeur, arrested for sending threatening letters through the malls. Dowers demanded an ex amination when arraigned and it was set for May 21. Dali was fixed at SI,OOO. which was furnished by the boy’s father. The officers state the boy has been identified by Mrs. Wells as the per son she saw attempting to slip a let ter under the door of her home sev eral weeks ago. The officers are still Investigating. TWO SAVED FROM > DEATH IN GRAND RIVER EATON RAPIDS. Mich.. May Owen Gifford and a woman companion narrowly escaped drowning yesterday when their boat was caught in the rapids on the Grand river and carried over the 12-foot fall. They were thrown and swept down stream to water where Gifford was able to stand on the rocky * bottom w ith his head above water. In that position he held the young woman's head above the water and calied for help. As there were no boats neat, It was necessary to lower a rope from State-st bridge and pull them ashore through the water. ANOTHER ROUSING SALE—-1 &4 TURDA Y and MONDA Y at KINSEL'S is Assured Because of the Price Reduction on a I Select List of Standardized Articles. Come in the Forenoon It Possible. f Special Cut Prices on PATENT MEDICINES for Saturday & Monday $1 I Mere*** Favorite «« f’riMcrlptlon nr lM*rov«-ry II Viburnum and— <l l»-r> t'ompoumi a C* G 50* I >O4. n’t* Kidney Fill* uUC A. D. S Milk M tgnesia, t-ox. bottles. , Z9C 23c Ol.iiA'in* 1 Iwa Hrmlachr Powder* IOC fl ron per* 7C- Discovery I OC Bftc o -y Lavori* ■ C S6e F.dward'a qe Livtr Keuulatur* $l Wclh s Shu«‘ on _ and Sulphur DJfC 50c VVtth'* Mape Qn. and Sulphur aonl® 50c I’alino QQ. Tablet* »O Special Cut Prices on TOILET ARTICLES for Saturday & Monday •5c Lyon*' 4 Qa Tooth 1’0wder.............. I • 50< Milkweed nQ A (’ream 50c Folgate'* Cashmere Bouquet or Cupric* OCp Perfume, ox 50c La Blanche AA& Face Powder xU ® Bouquet D'Araby Talcum Powder, pound tin*. ncp Oriental odor 25c Palmer's \ "9 _ Almond Meal ■ # © Colgate's Glycerine Toilet ne Heap. !»c cake: t for *OB P« rr-xide Foot Powder—an antisep tic Mouthing and Qg■ htaliiiK powder »OC 2:»r Crown 4 M a Lavender Salts ■ HmHH Open A.i Night. Cor. Michigan and Griswold ■■■■■■ A 20% Saving On All Your GROCERIES EVERY HOUSEWIVE SHOULD TAKE AD VANTAGE OF THIS BIG SAVING AT Wm. Koenig Staple and Fancy Groceries. 1306 Beaubien Phone North 1168 J WILLIAMS’ TOMATO CATSUP 10c 15c 25c Our Catfeup is made In the Michigan fields where the Tomatoes grow. This fastens the flavor which makes our Catsup unequalled. Do you really care Insist on Good what you Eat and things to Eat made how it is Made? "Williams Way” High-Grade Food Products. The Williams Bros. Cos., of Dslroil WILLIAMS SQUARE. “Pick the Pickle From Michigan.” Ortllnnnrr X«. I*ll. AN < 'ltlMN\N*’L to amend Sections 1 anil s "f in ordinance enilil-d An Ordinance to regulate the milk sup ply of the City of Detroit." approval luly It*. 15*04, at* amended. It 1- hereby ordallied by the People ~f the City of la-troll: , , , v, ,tl«n I. That flection* 1a ml o X , rdlnan.e entitled "An ordinance t,, I'CgulCl* the udik SUppD of the -Ity of 1 Detl olt." -approved .luD P' I*o4. H* I am< ini' ll he and the same arc hereby I aim i ded to read as follows I Section I No person, partnership or* corporation Khali engine In the sale, delivery of distribution or milk or of fer thr same for sal* tn Go ' " I n-trolt withont having first obtained . licens- tl»< refor from the Muvnr of said ' , -iI x Siii li license shnl! be Issued onl> i'n th* name *f the owner or owners of vehicle- i-stall'ants or stores and a las pi rat- 11-euse shall be required for , ~1-h v« hb'le. restaurant or »t"re ''' v shall for the purpose of this ordinance he .rmlusive -vldenee of ownership of business and they shall not l>< T ti er sold, asaltt»-d or transferred 'I-in h license shall contain a seDal nunthet with »b«* name, residence and place of business of the licensee La* h licensee before engaging In th- *«b*®f milk shall cause his name and 11-ens, it,, h. leg Ibl V an*l conspicuously ported In his place of business end on each out?, M.I. of v. hl.I.- o—.l l.' fO' i n th*- cotiv-ynn« *• *»*’ sale of U l,k , Application f«r a m)lk license sh-. 11 be made to the Dctr«*lt itoard of lleGth •on a blank to be furnished b> sUbl i Board. Much application shall glv- names ,of all persons from whom " 1 nurrhaslng *»r receiving mtlk thMr lle.ld.nce and postofff* e address. and sin-l ether detailed information •• P* the condition of their cow-- pfemlgeg . n«l methods a« the Board of *'"*** >me reouire The ..pptb -lion -ha. r *ontsin an agreement -ylth the Hoard of Health that the Milk Inspectors of said hoar*. Shall have the right to | inspect the cowe. pr«ml«e« and met#- Mentholaturn ... . 180 ft i'-‘»n TKn Tonic Bitters f CM* J6o Beechurn's • 4 a Fill* . ■ O® I) .">0 Fellow* ■* AO Syrup ll\ pnphogphltee. w I »®0 75c B**ef. OQ n Don and Wine **”CJ II Me It Inc P: < partition ..® *>*• 50c Caldwell's ®7 Syrup Pepsin.... Of® A. I> S. Pile Remedy, one dnxen I'uiqiupitorle* in box—-a clean and sensible PA. remedy OU© i®c Day* lUIr Health Kfeivr scent Sodium AC A Phosphate. 4-ox. liottlf. .., •™W A. I) 8 Liquid Corn Remedy, guar anteed to give 4 satlhfaction ® OL 25e Prlnee’a Tooth Powder, 4 e -2-ox cun*, patent t0p.... 1 O® Colgate’a Turkish f* gu Bath Soap, *!«*/. UwG Bollliik Maaaage Cream, holds a* much a* any / regular 50c jar ~ZO® $1 Cc lgate * Toilet Water, “T Jb ary odor. 8-«>z sixes I4C '•Or Hinds' Honey and Almond Cream %9 lo>* Williams’ Combination Package, containing Talcum Powder and Vanity Box ZuO 25c Colgate's « I»* ntal Powder. ...100 25c Babcock * Corylopsl* a Talcum Powder ■ 25c Persplro—a reliable deodorant for excessive -e prespiration 8 ePO o«l* of said producer*, and to take satrple* of th«- milk for analysis, and further. •'«( h applicant must further uxp* to conform to th*- dairy regula tion* oY th* Detroit Board of Health. Section <» The sum of two dollars shall be charged for each wagon li cenre so granted and ihe sum <>f one dolin' shall be charged for eueh storo or restaurant license so granted which sum Hticll be paid before said license Is granted, ft shMlt Tie TTio dot., of the City Treasurer, to turn Into the Pnbth- Health Fund of said ’city all inon* > s so received for th*.- licensing of person* engaged in the distribution ami sale of milk, such mone\s to lm usoil by saltl Board in the « nforee -1 tent and carrying out of the provis ions of the ordinance. gee. 2 This ordinance .shall take im mediate effect. * Approved Ma\ 7. 11*12 WM. B THOMPSON. Mayor. Attest: H| AttLF.il V NHTP'LS (5U5) s City Clerk. <official papers please copy I WEDDJNC invitations, %wn AT-IIOMK (AUDI, rVUNTBD OR ICXURWBO. limes Printing Cos. Mnkrra «f PRIKTINIi OP <«( %I.ITT. 16 Joka R.-al. Dr troll. Mirk Special Cut Prices on DRUCS for Saturday and Monday 10c Upaom m Sails lb 25c Soda a a Phosphate, lb.. I G® l(»e Baking C—. Soda, lb HO 6«c Bay Rum. "ii Magnesia titrate Solution I W® 10c Bo rux ib «G 15c Straw Hat a Cleaner, bottle 1 UO WHY DO WE SELL SO MANY -—-CIGARS? DEFIO. BRINGO and MARI A ROYAL. 3 different Brands, all 10 for 25c 25 for 58c 50 for SI.OO KINSEL’S HAVANA FIRSTS, 7 for 25© CANDY DEPARTMENT Another 500 lb*, of these Delicious Nifty Sweet, Assorted Chocolate*, regular 40c value. Spe cial for Saturday ami Sunday, 20c pound box sue Dolly Varden As sorted ChocQ- a lates. lit. bo\t*““© LAFER F. Q. LAFER. Prgpr. Phone M. 6391—City 1886. Goods Sent C. O. D. Sm\AiS FOR FRIDAY, SATURDAY & MONDAY 9 Bars Queen Anne Soap, 25c 5 lbs. Best Gran. Sugar, -25 c Your choice of the above with orders for $1 or more. WHY PAY 38c TO 40c FOR BUTIER? When You Can Save From 15C to 18C by Buying Churned Rolls .22c & 25c Lb. 5-LB. ROLLS. sl,-sl.lO, $1.25 Churned expressly for u«, sold only at our atore and guaranteed to be aatiafactory in every respect or money refunded.’ BUY TEA HERE OUR 25c TEAS tell for 35c eltewhtre. OUR 35c TEAS tell for 50c elaewhere. Ol R 40c TEAS •ell for 60c elaewhere. OUR 60c TEAS •ell for 80c to $1 el«ewhere All Coffee* roasted and blended in our own plant on the fifth floor of our store — accounts for the uniform flavor, superior drinking qualities and money-saving prices. FREE—SATURDAY ONLY One 10c Bar Wild Rose Toilet Soap Free With Every 7 Bars Crystal White Soap at 25 c CANNED COODB AND DRIED FRUITS We carry the finest assortment in the city, buying these goods direct from the best packers in the country; we are in a position to save you money—let us have your order. 9 CADILLAC SQUARE WHOLECALE AMD RETAIL BETTER wheat than goes into Henkel’s Bread Flour and Velvet Pastry Flour doe* not grow in this country. If your grocer asks one cent more a sack for . any flour, t han for Henkel s Bread 1- lour, de» mand Henkel’s. You can ha>e the best and food the world knows. Just think of the good thin#* little cost, that you can make from MITNKFC *S“Vr PANCAKE FLOUR BREAD FLOUR, ' VELVET PASTRY FLOUR lo«- Chloride ■t n Lime, lb 10c Sulphur, Go 35c Sugar 4 Q n 5111 k. lb ■ Ov lOr Babbitt’s Lye o n v»r Pota*l», lb.. lVr Flhrli t*r Whix Hand Sou| DC 10c Diamond Dye* •• QUALITY CROOKS, 16 full size Cigars, 25© The biggest teller we ever had BUY A KISSEL SUNDAE STRAWBERRY SUNDAE Made from Strawberry Flavored Ice Cream with fresh strawberries strewn over top, 10©. Chocolate, Strawberry and Caramel Ice Cream, with any kind of a Sundae you deaire at regular prices. ww'*®®®*** mm ® FOR COFFEE TRY OUR SPECIAL BRAND, 18c 3 Iba. for 60c. OUR JERSEY BRAND. 20c makes an excellent drink. LAKESIDE COFFEE. 25c would cost you 35c elsewhere. GILT EDGE COFFEE. 30c would cost you 40c elsewhere. Page Eleven |2&c Nualoas Fur* « m m nit urn Polish.. ■”0 25c Hydrogen e Peroxld*. 1b... I*s® 35c Boracle • -ft Add. Ib ....... B OC 25c Kochell* <1 C M delta. Mi Ib 800 25*- Heldlttx Powder*. 10 tn tin 4 box ■ 35<- Absorbent 4Q a Cotton. Ib ■ PASTORA, Broadleaf Wrapper, Havana Filler, Regular 3 for 26c size, 4 for 25<^ BOX OF 50 —$3.00 BROS. Wholesale end Retail.