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Capt. Busch Relies on State
Prohibiting Discharge of
Wlr Veterans
“ " t
Mayor la Sole Judge on This
Score, But INibHc Sentiment
Figures a Heap
Capt. H. W Busch. secretary ot the
park department, I* preparing to fight
to retain bin position if M. I*. Hurjbut,
the present commissioner, is ettppinn f *
ed and the uepsrtruent reorganized by
Mayor-elect Marx Toe secretary's
office has been classed as one of the
$2,600 plums to he handed out hr the
next mayor. A reorganisation ot
' department In fonaideped lueritaule,
but Busch claims he has practically a
life-tenure on the Job by reeeon of the
tact that he is a veteran of the Span
laivAiuerican war.
There is a state taw pre-riding that
veterans of the 01*11 and Bpanlsh-
Amcxican wars be given the prei*-*n;nce
in public office and ti-'ar tnose *n office
must be retained unless proven unfit.
' The law provides that such officials
aiuat be given a trial before the mayor
or council before rtmovai. The mayor
would have arbitrary powers in the
matter, but Busch stys that public
•eutiment would count a great deal.
In January, 1900, Commissioner
Hurlbut attempted to remove E. F
Moyer, engineer of the Belle Isle pow
er plant, who is a veteran of the Civil
war. Moyer Instituted suit. Hurlbut
received an opinion from the corpora
tion counsel's office that his action
v/aa illegal and Moyer was reinstated.
In June. 1911, Hurlbut "fired'
Charles Holden, a fireman in the Belle
lale aquarium. He received an opin
ion from P. J. M. Hally, then corpora
tion counsel, that he could not take
arbitarv action because Holden was
a veteran of the Spanish-American
war. Holden was immediately rein
Three opinions have been given by
the corporation counsel's office to the
effect that veterans cannot be remov
ed except for cause The latest opin
ion. given in the case of Holden says
Act So. 229 of 11»*» Public Act* of
Michigan. 1907. provide* that honor,
ably discharged union soldier*,
on and marine* of the late rebellion
and the soldier*. sailor* and marines
of the late Spantsh-Anierican war shall
be preferred for appointment and enu
tUoyiTicnt. "In every public department,
and all public work* of the »tate o'
Michigan '• Section 2 of said pro
vides: “No veteran or other soldier,
sailor or marine as indicated In the
preceding section (Section 11 holding
an office or employment In any public
department or public works of the state
shall be removed or suspended without
his consent, be transferred from such
office or employment except after a
full hearing before the governor of ths
state, the mayor of such city, or before
the common council of such town or
village, and at such hearing the vet
eran shall have the right to be present
an.l to be represented by counsel. Buctt
removal, suspension or transfer shall
be made only upon a written order of
the governor, mayor or the common
Similar law* to this have been fav
orably constrilflSd in favor of veteran
soldiers, sailors and marines in oth^f
Busch did not take an arrive pari
iu the last campaign.
“1 content,” he says, “that the next
commissioner cannot remove me un
less he proves me incompetent. The
trial might be brought before the •
mayor and he haa arbitrary powers In j
the matter, but it would have to he i
proven tha A . 1 was incompetent or the!
public would not stand for my re
moval in opposition to the law.
Busch bus many friends among the
veterans ot the Spanisb-American war
and an attempt to oust him would re
ault in a lively set-to.
Commission Merchant and Fruit
Company Official Latest to
Give Testimony
Tbe grand jury began its investiga
tion Into tbe food supply business
Wednesday morning.
Klbrldv#- 0. Newhall. of Newball A
Go. commission merchants, .Vo. 21!
Wocdhridge-n. nest, and Guy P.
Turnbull, secretary and manager of
the United States Auction company,
gave testimony.
Sheriff Gaston is said to have been
summoned before tbe grand jury, and
vlll probably appear Wednesday after
noon. What line Mr Oaaton a testi
mony will take la not known
The Jackson convicts who have
been In Detroit for an investigation
of the conspiracy m the prison,
be taken out of the hands of the po
lice department and turned over to the
state authorities. One of the con
vlcta, named Davidson, will be taken
bock to Jackson prison, to face a
charge of arson In connection wfth
the burning of the hinder-twine plain.
Two others will be sent to lonia and
one to .Marquette. The other three
will be held In the county J.ill for fur
ther Investigation Detective William
J. Bums Is expected in l.f trolt. Thur •
Manistee Official Weds Her«.
Walter F- Quinlan. 32. county clerk
of Manlatee. Mich , seruied a license,
Wednesday morning, in County Clerk
Farrell's office to marry Celia Smith.
2*. of No 78 Adehiide-st Detroit
PKNVOR, Col©., Nov. 27. ( onsets and tight lacing are a crime against mafernitv. against unborn millions snd against the high rte-.tJnv of
tvortan at mother of the race.
ultimatum went forth from the riwlgg aemlmi <*f the tviorado mothere eomirom
**Tl<ht lacing should tie tabooed for all thinking women, declared Mr*. Pied Hull, one of the leaders "Vanity and all fleeting desire for rar*
row wit.at* and splio !i<e dimensions should be curbed for the sake of unborn generations It is s crime against the race and against the child for
of «he unborn thhd who comet Into the world sometimes with little twitted limbs to speak of a mother s senseless pride.**
Trainmen Demand Reinstate
ment of Trainmaster Dis
charged on Pretext
Operations in Two Plants Are
Tied l T p—Both Sides •
Keep Counsel
PITTSBURGH. r»a., Nov. r - -Btrfk
lng trainmen in th* monster piania •»*
the United States Stael Corporation In
Houic.-ucad. ttruddnek and Fran kite
follow lng an executive meeting hoi d
in Peaaeylvai :a bail, Brad dock, 4e
dared that they wou*d not :woods
from tKo poap.on taken tn Lbair eiotw
neat earlier la thw da/.
MwanwkHw tn# Oarnag)* Scaad oooj
pasty officials rwftawd to 4>*rusa taw
matter and freight ware, gauds gad
other precautions war* bwlug uheu
for what !t la feared may tnu>
*fi stride tnroAvfng the thxmeanda *d
| mau In the big .aduatrlai planta.
VhJlc there bw* not l*e»n any threat
Jof > sympathy strike among other
; branch-* of •m'jlo-ea In ds* mill a.
! the placing of. a cordon of oadwd
trelgh* cars around the plant- «ud the
stationing of guards by the . uipany
today baa caused had feeling imong
not only the striking trainman but
other of the employes who are «till
at work
j Already tome 20.000 men are seri
! ously hampered in their work and 1*
I the deadlock continues may join the
trainmen on strike Neither side
however, is anxious to fight to the fin
' iah. The Homestead strike of IRf*2
when Pinkerton detectives shot down
the riotiug strikers and much pro|»er
ty was destroyed has not been forgot
ten by either the men or the company
and both aides are going slowly and
carefully in their negotiations
How serious the trouble is cannot
be accurately determined because
both the company and the men are
keeping their own counsel, both sides
fearing spies.
Charges that a carload of strike
breakers were taken Into the plants of
[the big steel works at Homestead and
(Caatlaued oa Tags Tna)
j I
‘Panic and Destruction Follow
Explosion in Moving
Picture Show
| BENTON HARBOR. Mich. Nov 27.
J —(Special l—A whole block of build
ings was destroyed, emailing a loss
of $16,000, several persons were bur*,
one seriously, and the village of Col
tua. 10 miles north, was threatened
with complete destruction by fire las*
night, following an explosion in Ber
gen s moving picture show-.
Following the explosion a fire
broke out in the theater and panic
ensued among the 260 patrons. Four
women are reported to have sustained
injuries in a mad rush to reach tbs
exits. Jacob Umphrey. the operator,
was quite seriously burned.
Driven by a northwest blizzard, the
fire spread rapidly to adjoining struc
tures and soon three other buildings,
and two residences, were in ashes.
Assistance was asked from this city
and the fire department sent appar
atus and men via the interurban rail
Capr. Charles Hraeult, of the truant
squad, announced. Wednesday, that
some time during the day h« would
file complaints in the Juvenile court
against 50 boys between the ages of
14 and 16 years, who have failed to
live up to the requirements of the law,
rotative to their employment.
"Working papers" have been fur
nished to ul| of thee#* hoys, who have
tailed to report each month to the
Hoard of Education, as required by
the papers All of the hoys will for
feit their working papers and will
have to go back to school.
SACRAMENTO, Cal. Nov 27.
Final figure* from all counties, three
of which have not yet been checked
over by the secretary of state, today
made it certain that the electoral vote
of California will be divided between
Colonel Roosevelt and Governor Wil
son, Lleut. Gov. Walla* e. the highest
Progressive elector, has a plurality of 1
1 128 over Griffin, the highest Wilson
I elector. The other Democratic elec
'tors are undoubtedly higher than me
[lowest Progressive electors
Detroit mil vlrlaltyi Wrdin4«y
| ■•■ hi «u«* Tkiir»«|«jr. f a | r anil I1 U
nrd Mmlfrit# sr»l#rp nt«4i.
I.««rt MlrklgMi Njlfarralp («| r m.
j nlibi «■<! Tb«r*4au I \ g»og da> for
| *urkc> I.
Drtrnll unit tlrlnltti
•Ik hi Tfc«r»S«j islr n»H matUMi
rnldi Mislrratf westerly sladn.
For l.«*»*er VlleklasKi (•Mirmllt f a | r
, (nnlaht HHd TbNrstfay.
Pur the I >per l.akest VloSerale
Horthsr*t west wind# keromlMir
\ a rln hie ThnrMla# with tntr wmtkrri
alluhllr wnrinrr lliur a «ls«.
For the I o»# rr I.Nkeoi Xndfrnlr
wr*lrrl> wlnd«l geoerolly fslr tonight
■ Oil 1 hnrndnv.
Jnh I'rtnrtsg D*sr Bight. Tlatt
| I'rloflmr t «»., IS Jnha R.-st.
a ■ . ■ i * ■ ■ —— * " —*
No Attention Paid to Proper
j Mixture of Cement or
Time for Setting i
t !
Failed to Supply Contractor!
With Sufficient Shoring, Ac
cording to Testimony
Violations of the city building code
were brougnt out in the testimony
taken Wednesday morning iu the in
quest into ihe deatu of the tbrte men
killed in the collapse of the Cow bey
garage, at f-arned and St. Antoiue-sts.
Mel,Mile rt. Everham. «H»nirai-tor,
who testified Tuesday, wag Again put
on the stand. Cjuedioned by A. U.
Webster, attorney for the Gabriel Re
inforcement Cos., lie said that the sand
and gravel used in making the con
crete was what iu known as "lake
run"—material taken from Ijike Erie,
consisting of sauu and gravel mixed
together. He said that he did uot
know what part was sand, what part
was gravel He admitted that the ma
terial might possibly run a great deaJ
to sAnd, or It might run considerably
to grave!.
Mr. Webster referred to the city
building code, which specifies That the
"proportion of the ingredients, must
be ascertained by actual measure
ment. '* snd demands that not more
than two parts of sand be used to
four part* of gravel and one of ca
Charles E. Johnson, civil engineer
employed on the concrete work, testi
fied under the questioning of Alex J.
Groesbeck. attorney for Mr. Cowboy,
that it is the practice to take out the
shoring under concrete beams from 10
days to two weeks the beams
are poured, leaving about one-half the
shoring. The building code demand#
that none of the shoring be taken out
less than there weeks after the pour
“Did you talk with any member of
the Gabriel company, or their attoe
neys?" Groesbeck asked Johnsort
He admitted talking with an attor
ney, but couldn't remember when.
Under, questioning. he recalled
talking with Mr Del.ange. president
of the Gabriel company, In Attorney
Wheeler's office*. Tuesday afternoon.
He also talked with Mr Ib*l.ange over
the telephone Tuesday evening, he
"Didn’t they want you to swear that
M oKlmrr «•* Pit# Plata*:
Republican clerks in the city asses*
or* office fear the I>emocrafs will
make one )a*t raid on the office to re
pay political debts before they lose
control of the board, June JO, 1014. i
Only seven of the 26 employe* In the
office, excepting board members and
assistant*, arc Republicans
The hoard will continue to be Demo
cratic in politics until the expiration
of Assessor Nagel s term, June 30.
IJM4. and. In the meantime the Demo
* rats can dominate affair* in the office.
With the Republicans filling a »core
or moie of fine city Jobs, tbe Demo
crats say it would not he amiss if
Ihelr party grabbed off all the patron
age in the office left to their control.
Many of the Democratic pplitirlans
would welcome appointment to clerk
ships in the office for s year and n
half A report ha* got abroad among
the Republican clerks rhnt thev will
be let out by the first of the vesr. bn*
the Democrstlc assessors denv all
knowledg#* of such Intention of thelv
part -
Riitlnro-llkr I'rleilM*. Nti fu«j> nnU
Inn f**ath#rs Tin* plain. nrni kind that
Hook* right I1m#« Printing Cos.. IN
1 .Tohn R -st Ph Main I4**s <>r C'lt> |JS r ,
Second Resignation to Reach
Governor, Who Threatens
Removal Proceedings
LANSING, Mich.. Nov. 27.—(Spe
cial) —The resignation of Roman L
Kulwicki, one of the Detroit notaries
involved in the alleged enrollment
frauds in Wayne coun'y at the pri
mary election last August, was revet*
ed by Governor Osboin this morn
ing. In hit letter Kulwicki said:
"1 desire to state that I am not con
scions of having violated either any
written or unwritten law in perform
ing the duties incident to the office
of notary public, but if my resignation
is requested 1 shall not hesitate in
tendering it.”
One week Ago, Governor Osborn de
manded the immediate resignations
of the following notaries appointed
prior to the last primary: Ivan Hup
ter. Roman E. Kulwicki. Abe Aker
man. John Steele. Thomas McGowan.
Samuel P. Tobin. Joseph A Germain
and Edmund Christian.
Thus far Christian and Kulwicki
are the only ones to comply with the
request of (*overnor Osborn Uiat they
surrender office, and It is announceo
at the executive office this morning
that remoxal proceedings will be %in
stltuted against the remainim:
notaries unless their resignations arc
forihcomuJt • V once.
“Dick” Lindsay, City Clcrk-elect,
Pays Initial Visit Behind
the Counter
tiichard Lindsay, elected city clerk
presented a radical dei»arture Iron’
the popular conception of an office
seeker, Wednesday, when he entereu
the office of city clerk for the first
time in his life. Instead cf making
a dash for the offl* e, as soou as the
returns were counted, holding a re
ception and telling visitors how be
proposed running city Linds.*/
did not call until invited. Then he
did so reluctantly, half bashfully, and
when he got there he said to the re
porters that he didn't know a thing
about the work.
"Os course. Ive been up to tbe
counter to file my name as a candi
date for the office, but I never went
behind the counter." said Lindsay. He
paused at the little gate leading into
the main office until espied by Deputy
Clerk Devor. who grasped hl6 hand*
an-; made as though be would pull
him into the office Lindsay hung
"1* Mr Nlcho)* In*" he Inquired
"He invited me down to see the of
When he got behind the gate a
broad smile lighted Iqs feature* as
though he enjoyed the sensation of
being *ln office" Immersely. By the
time he departed, a halfhour later,
all the clerks had made Mi. Ltndaa;
think he was Just about the “be*,
ever." After January Lindsay will
be "the whole thing ’
"1 have never been in the ofhoe be
fore and don t know a thing about
the work." said Mr. Lindsay. "Os
course. I have some ideas,’ he con
tinued, when asked as to who will be
the nett secreta.w of the council com
mlttees. "I believe that every cleric
in the office should b* familiar enough
with the duties of the secretary so
that he will be able to appear before
the committeis any time and do the
woik required of him. I don't know
whether I will appoint, any man regu
larly to that task. I think all my meg
slould be cppahlg of doing that work
any time."
Tries Twice To Die.
COLDWATF.R, Mich.. Nov. 27
Emma Klya swallowed carbolic add
in hvr second attempt at suicide, but
was discovered in the acl by tier
mother and will live.
Five Sent to Workhouse for
Terms Ranging From
60 to 00 Days
Policeman Reaches One Home in
Time to Save Little (iirl
From Terrible Heating
Five wife-beaters were sent to th.*
workhouse for terms of from 60 to 90
days by Police .Justice Stein. Wednes
day morning, after a police court ses
sion unusually productive of such
< ase*
Joseph Had was just starting to
iveat his wife when Patrolman Gross
man was attracted hy the woman a
cries and entered the house, arrest
ing the drunken husband. He re
ceived a sentence of 90 dnvs
Frank Basky drew his week’s pav.
Tuesday, spent it all on whisky.
when his wife asked him for . soru'»
money ior food for herself and her
children, he attacked ajid beat her.
He was sent up for 60 days in default
of a |2.'» fine.
Anthony Smollsky, sought for many
weeks by the police on a charge of
non-support, forgot disc ret lon when he
became drunk. Tuesday, and he walk
ed into his wife’s home and demanded
that she give him some money with
which to buy more liquor. When she
refused, he beat her with a strap. He
was sent up for 60 days.
John C. Davison, who also attack
ed his wife while he was drunk, w»J
also sent up for 60 days.
The worst of the cases was that of
R<#»ert Horn, living on Beals-ave.
Horn Is said to he a member of the
west side "ran gang. v and when he
came home drunk. Tuesday night, he
attacked his whole family, the police
Court Officer Charles Grossman, who
lives nearby, heard the disturbance,
and entered the house just in time to
see Horn knock his 14-year-old daugh
ter down, and attempt to kick her.
Before Horn could deliver the kick.
Crossman felled him with a heavy
blow, and placed him under arrest.
A 10-Inch case knife was found In
Horn's pocket.
Horn was sent up for 90 days with
out the alternative of a fine
Liehlhouse Keeper Thought He
Was Dying—Several Tugs

SAN FRANCIBCO, Nov 27.—80ra
ra use he got pains lr the stomach, Au
i gust Nelson, keeper of Mile Kook
; lighthouse, blew fog signlls. When
: the pains Increased, he thought he
whs dying, so he began to shoot dla
| tress rocket* Several tugs responHed.
! Attorney Charles L. Bartlett is sit
! ing Frank J. Kellogg, anti-fat tnedt
clne man. for $4,213 7*. In Judge Man
dell's court. Bartlett charges that the
amount represents his bill N>r ser
vices and expenses while acting as
Kellogg h attorney in the suit brought
b> Kellogg's wile for divorce Harr
iett withdrew from the Kellogg case
before it went to trial, and the ser
vice* ne is charging for were given,
he says. In the preparation of the
John M Bourke was ararlgned be-
I lore I'nlted States * Commissioner
| Hurd, Wednesday morning, on a
j charge of sending unmallable matter
1 through the mails and waived exam
ination. He was held In s*oo bonds
to ih« grand jury.
No Incriminating Evidence
Against W. K. Benson in
Dynamite Cases
Rumored That With Two Others
C harged With Conspiracy, He
Is To Be Discharged
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Nov. 27.
Three of the 45 defendants In the dy
namite conspiracy trial, against whom
Ino incriminating evidence lias l**eu
1 introduced so far. were hoping today
| that rumors that they are to be dis
j charged were true. The trio are: S
|P Meadows, of this city. W. K. Men
son. ex-presidenf of the Detroit Fed
eration of I.a >or. and M H. Davis, for
merly of Philadelphia. Pa., now a
'Vest Virginia lumber prince.
It was reported around the federal
court house here, where th% trial is
• being held, that Judge Andersou bad
, practically decided to quash the in
dictments against these men.
Nearing the close of its case, the
government today continued to iniplt*
< ate the reel of the 4.» detendants in
the dynamite conspiracy trial, union
i leaders who so tar have not been
dragged directly into the alleged plot
to blast their way to a closed shop.
This implication was made by testi
mony showing that explosions always
followed refusals to employ unio.»
men. Fred Sherman, defendant from
Indianapolis; .1. H. Barry, business
agent of the St. Louis local, and John
’ T. Butler, another defendant, were itn
' plicated in thia fashion late yesterday,
j Ortie F McMamgal took the wit
I ness stand at rhe opening of court- to
day for crosH-eaar.iinatlon by Senator
i Raymond Burns, sou of the well
known detective, was in the city and
(ChßtlauM on »*«;*•■ KlalM;
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Nov 27
Mias Isabel Gorman, of Columbus. ()..
land C. C. Hill*, an Insurance man
also of Columbus, \vere married at
jthe Episcopal church here this morn
>'ng The bride has been a patient at
the sanitarium here for the past three
months. They left for Columbus this
Jnb I'rlstlM Oo»r nt*k«. Times
i Prlntlßß f«.. IS John
Champion Wo/gast Says His Mitts
Are Worth $.250,000 to Him Now
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4 aall teatt I m.i fa. I iMf art warfte |taa« • aaArtar mi m aO
»*•• 4atlar« t* ■*." Wal«a*l.
Estimator* Meet Friday Night
to Uonsider Request for
SIIO,OOO Bond Issue
Project, Including New Museum,
Will Represent Outlay
of $3,000,000
The board of estimates will hold a
special meeting Frida) n’fPt, to act
(Mi the council s request aor a bond
issue or SIIO,OOO. with which the ll
yi'wvd»»d* t Ull - ,n ° re land OU
Putnum-aves. Thia will be another
step toward the creation at this poluf
on Woodward-ave.. of one of the
greatest art ceuters in the country.
A conservative estimate of the cost
of the art project when completed is
Sli.ooo.noo. The immensity and im
portance of the project are ju«t be
ginning to dawn on muny of the city
official a.
For some time the trustees of the
Art Museum and tne library commis
sioners have been working con
junction on the project. The plans
('all for a handsome new museum on
the east side of Woodward-ave.. be
tween Kirby-ave. .and Farnsworths!
The new* Carnegie library will di
rect)) opposite the art museum, on
the west side of Woodward-ave., and
there will be u plaza between the two
buildings. The land to be used in
the project, nearly all of which has
been acquired, will have twice th<-
acreage of Grand Circus park.
The trustees of the Art Museum now
own the two blocks bounded by Wood
ward-ave., on the west, Kirby-avV. on
the north, John R.-si. on the east, an l
Farnsworth-st., on the south. *
The council and the board of esti
mates last .spring appropriated S3OO •
000 for thA main audUorttina of the
new Art Museum which will occupy
; the renter of the two blocks. Kreo
erick-st., between Wood ward-ave. and
John R.-st., to be closed.
It was represented to the council
at that time th.it ihe museum whet?
completed would cost fully $1,000,00"
and plana have already been prepared
(( •nttuurd <<«• Haar Nlaa.l
Conference Is On in Lansing To
Determine Action—St. ( lair
(Joes Against
J LANSING. Mich. Nov. 27 (Spe
‘oiali There will be a conference this
afternoon a! the offi< e of Judge Rolllu
1 11 Persons, of this city, for the pur
pose of determining the action that
is to be taken relative to the equal
suffrage amendment. Dr. A. AA.
Wlshart, of Grand Rapids, Hinton L
' Spaulding, of Detroit, and Judge Ed
wan Cahill, of Lansing, ha\e volute
[feeiea their services and the leg«C
phases will be discussed at cor.aide*.
able length. Whether a recount will
(be demanded will probably be d*«
terinlned at the conference today. V
(was expected that Goveiuor Osborn
{would attend the conference, hut Uu
was i ailed out of the city
PORT HCRON, Micb., Nov. 27
With the recount over on the office
■of register of deeds, the vote on suf
frage in St. Clair county has been
officially canvassed and the complete
figures show 4.188 in favor of the
amendment and 5.749 against it. The
• recount w?s brought to a ridden end
.by John Berk, the Progressive candi
date withdrawing in favor of David
; Martin. RepubHcan. when leas thau
half of the townships had been
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ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.. Nov. 27-
Half a square t>f Atlantic's famous
board walk was destroyed this after
noon by fire which started.in n small
l oard walk store near Oeorgia-ave.
The damage was estimated at $50,-
(KO. Seven small stores, facing the
board walk, and occupied principally
bv Svrians mere totally destroyed.

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