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PRES. H ILSON FORCES POLITICAL GANGSTERS TO EIGHT WITH BACKS TO WAIA
THE WEATHER FRIO % V MC.HT \\ II * %TI HIM I. Kilßi XU MtHKFD ( H.PlliKtt l> TKMPKH %TI HE. THIRTEENTH YEAR, NO. 181. SIOO,OOO BLAZE SWEEPS M. C. CAR WORKS; 50 FIREMEN NEAR DEATH UNDER DEBRIS Fire-Fighting Apparatus From Point H Miles Distant Make Run to Spectacular Con flagration on West Side MANY COACHES ARE REDUCED TO ASHES Entire Plant Is Saved Only by the Heroic Work of » . Firemen Fire which broke out about '• o'clock. Friday morning, in a ware house in the huge plant of the Michi gan Centra! steel car shops at Liver nois-ave. and the railway, caused a loss estimated at SIOO,OOO and for a time threatened the 1 entire plant. The plant covers an area about the size of five city blocks, and the ware house, where the* flumes broke out. is situated about the center of the group of buildings comprising the shops. It is a frame building, about ko feet high, :;ofl feet long and Inn fceet wide. There was much grease and other lnflatn able material in the building, and it burned like* tinder, being practically all consumed within a halt-hour after j Ihe Are started. About do steel cars wore in the building, and these, while not de stroyed, are veryba dlv damaged. Fifty firemen were at work in and around the burning building the \>alls collapsed and they had a clone call. All escaped injured, however. A genera alarm brought fire ap "pSrtrtna"fAim all over the city, some engines from the remote east side even responding, which means a run of nearly 14 miles. By hard work the firemen succeed-! ed in contlning the flames to the* build ing in whir hthey started. The explosion of an oil furnace, * burning crude oil. was responsible tor: the big blaze. At the time of the ex-; plosion se\eral workmen were In the room, but all esc aped serious injury j by running at top speed from the place. As the flameg were gotten under control, ('.rant Boyers, assistant di- ! viaion superintendent, in charge of the shops, declared that the destroyed, building would entail a loss of $22,000 and that in addition eight steel cars had been wiped out, each valued at 1.1.u00. in addition the loss and dam age to pneumatic tools, electrical ma chinery, etc., will bring the total loss to close to SIOO,OOO. Boyers estimated. OTIS SKINNER RESTLESS FOLLOWING OPERATION INDIANAPOLIS, lid.. May 2.- Otis I Skinner, the ac tor, passed a restless night at the Methodist hospital, fol lowing an operation that was p;*r ■———■■■■■■mi, ■■■■ : ■ .A- - '}. ■£'' jfj., * ' y■*\ - v ijjjf OTIS ftKIXNF.iI The ah»Vf llkraraa thawm Mr. «klaarr •• he rarratb appeared In Itetrulf la “Kismet.” formed oil hts right ear, yesterday, but he was said to be su<h improved this morning. He will be laid up for three weeks, snv Ibe doctor* The Mlehlann taaoetatloa of Cwmaier elai Nerrrlariea will meet Friday af ternoon «t L’ o'clock in Hu- Hotel ♦ ’adtllar for « twit-days’ *,.*,,p, n <’ Huuaett, secretary <,f the Gt.md Tlnplds i ’ln*tikto-f nf i 'otnnien •*. |p PTf sift. nt. ;*n«7 Thomas If, .*u it n.- baugh. secretary of m„. Lansing * ('h«mb**r of G«»mnteta*e, i« *«'er»>tar \ an*i ittimrrr, >OX F,»,T% Mt.MT it th* a>s*' Gnrdans tomisfit U| tlu • •Id and new d«<n«es danced »•» ttie 1,,«t nntslr In Michigan The mmk «11l ••••nllnue its •landna parties >lhHmk th'* men th of M*»y. STfye Seiroit tiroes COMMISSION PLAN LOSES IN ; CHARTERBOARD Adverse Vote, Following Two Hours’ Discussion, is Fif teen to Six RADICAL CHANGES ARE PROHA RLE, HOWEVER Sentiment Favors Smaller Num ber of Aldermen, But Ward System May Be Retained The charter commission, Thursday afternoon, by a vote of 15 to 6, decid jed not to consider the commission I form of government in its revision of | the charter. A test vote was takeu wh»gt Com missioner Denny moved to lay his own resolution, providing that the present charter be taken as the basis of the new torin, on the table. Mr. Den by explained that so much mis understanding had arisen as to his motives in Introducing this resolution Uiat he* would give the commission an opportunity to defeat ft. The com mission, 14 to 7, voted to consider the quest ion without farther delay. The seven who voted to lay on the table were Almrn. Campbell, Denby, Ferris, Ingram. Keating and Merrill. Mr, Denby expressed hlg gratifica tion that the motion, though he had voted for It, had not carried, and then brought up his resolution against the commission plan. After nearly two hours of long-wluded debate in which Commissioners Fprrls, Ahern, Campbell. Merrill, Keating and In gram all explained their positions in favor of the commission plan, and Commissioners Burton, Denby, Tosvy. Wreford, Gut hard and President Dust argued agninst it, the vote was taken, and of the seven who voted to lay the Denby resolution on the table, all but Mr Denby voted for the* comntls- , slon plan. The other 15 members j voted to proceed with the amendment of the present charter The speeches of those who op- 1 nosed tin* commission plan Indicated, i however, that a rather radical re vision may be expected. Nearly , everyone spoke* In favor of a smaller board of aldermen, though It is a question whether board will be re duced to fewer than one alderman to a ward, and It is doubtful If the com mission will permit the election of aldermen at large. The four-year term lor mayor, commissioners and council, will apparently be adopted. The board of estimates Is undoubtedly doomed, and it looks as if the mayor will be given considerable power over Mie budget. WILLIAM LDAVIES INJURED BY AUTO Prominent Manufacturer Run Down in Griswold—Others Hurt in Street Accidents William L Davies, president of the Acme White Lead A- Color Works, was badly bruised about the arms and shoulders when run down at Griswold and Fort sts., by a taxicab driven by K. .1. HacketL of the City Taxicab Service. Joel Stoekard, son-in-law of Mr. Davies, witnessed the accident, but did not realize that the victim was his relative until a bystander gave him the information. O. C. Hutchinson, of the General Motors Cos, who was with Mr. Davies, escaped injury. Davies was taken to the home of Thomas Neal. No. IRO9 NVoodwa/d --ave., and was attended by Dr. F. SV. Pulford, of No 1491 Woodward-ave. Roney Marclnak, three years old, was run clown and badly bruised about the head and bod.v, by an auto, ; driven by Julius Ming, of No. 44.1 i Thlrd-avc., at Buchanan-at. and ! Lovett ave . Thursday afternoon He I was taken to his home. • Mrs. J A Thomas. «0 veers old, of No. 2*17 Park st . is in a critical con- J dltlon front injuries sustained when run over by a brewery truck, W ednes day night. Her right lung was pufic* ttircMl by a broken rib. THE WEATHER For Drfrotl imii xlf-lnlt.it Frl«le> High! «n<i , relri no iimrkrct rkDSRri In Iriitsrmturri inotlrrntr V»r lichlr nlacl*. For I,oner >1 l« h!*;«•• i fair In nouta, «-|oii«l» nnil cooler In north portion fonln h( nmt '■nlnrita.v. F«r Ike I iM»cr l.akrii Moilrrair rati nln<ln on Su|ier|»r| noiilli on Mlrhlaan nnil Hnrnnt tlnnm on Mtfprrlor tail fair on HlrblgNa anti Huron tonluht. For tbe l.»nrr l.akrt: Woilentle to hrtak noittb and iontbwr«l nlndt and ■rarrallj fair nralhrr tualgkl nad taiurdai *M»e rear nan fnrfar: Hlgkrtt trai prrnturr, - «**j lon rat. u»; mean. Ski port It cloud* nralhrr. Tbe tan trlt nl di,l| p. nt. aad rltrt taiiirdat at Itttß a. at. Tbe mono rtsra s«tarda» at n:ll.1a. nt. kar rtar Taftorta* arc J. Frri Jra glgffn, tar. Rraa4*r> *g« 4*U E-A4T. I FIERY SPEECHES AGAIN RILE UP YOUNGJAPANESE Threaten Untractable Actions in California Unless legisla tion Is Modified DEMOfLRATB TO ATTEMPT TO BLOCK WEBB BILL Gov. Johnson Also Said to Fa vor Slight Amendment to Measure TOKK), May 2. Japan may be come very untractable if the state of California fails to modify its alien land law attitude," was a part of the resolution adopted today at a mass meetiug in Young Men's hall. The meeting was called to consider ihe California question, and thousands of young Jaj*anese attended. Fiery speeches were made by a dozen or more men. one of whom declared, amid cheering that Japan’s irritation Is growing,” The mass meeting has no official standing, and was not attended by anybody of official connection. The resolution was not addressed to the government, and the conservation newspapers paid little attention to it. Wilson Administration Again Enters Mudd/e . SACRA MEN TO. Cal.. May 2.—That, the federal administration at Wash ington, through the Democrats of the California legislature, and by personal appeals from President Wilson to Gov. Johnson, will make every effort to bloi k the Webb anti-alien land-own ing hill was strongly indicated here today. With the senate prepared to put the measure to a final votp before noon today. Secretary of State Bryan, Wil sons personal representative, has evi dently abandoned hope of preventing set lon in that body, lie U oewcftv tratlng his efforts today on member? of the assembly. Tn a caucus with the senate Democrats last night, Bryan arged them to exercise extreme cau tion in supporflng alien legislation. Although the Webb measure is prac Really certain of passage In the upper house today, the Democrats will make a strong effort to amend If. It is ex peoted they will fail and that the hill will go to the lower house today, the Democrats will make a strong gJHwff ♦o amend It. It is expected they will fall and that the bill will grx to the lower house for approval. It was learned today that Gov. John son approves a plan to amend the bill In thg assembly to permit .Taiwanese in the state to lease land for not more than three years. Whether the sen ate will lake any action regarding this plan today is problematical. The as sembly nlso attached an emergency which would place the hill Into effect immedintey after It Is signed, thus preventing the wholesale grabbing of land by Japanese during the 90 period which ordinarily must elapse between tlix time a bill Is passed and the time it metomes effective. •TURKEY TROTTING'SCHOOLOE M HALESLATEST MiW VOHK - \ nebool of dttftem* I whalen off flnrnegat wan reported by the officers of the steamer Almlrante. who Mild the whales • whirled nnn , dipped" and ’’turkey trotted and got. In the way of the ship. • , C*I\(*INNATI—The photograph «»t 1 little Catherine Winter*, believed to luvp been kidnaped from New Cast)**, lad.. March 21, will be ahown on every FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1918. TRAIN WRECKS INJURE MANY IN MICHIGAN Coal Cars Crash Into Grand Trunk Passenger Train at Oxford—Many Hurt INTERURBAN CRASH ON GD. RAPIDS-HOLLAND LINE By Great Good Luck. None of Injuries Are Likely to , Prove Fatal OXFORD, Mich., May 2. —Engineer Tom Hofferman, of Oxford, and 26 passengers were injured yesterday at lernoon, when three freight ears load ed with coke, broke loose at the top of a heavy grade, and after running down-hill for half a mile, crushed into north hound Grand Trunk passenger train No. 51. neat - the station here. A brakeman noticed the cars begin ning to move, ran after them swung aboard and tried to set the brakes. Before he could complete bis task, however, the heavily loaded cars were beyond control. He stuck to bis post until within three car .lengths of the passenger train which was approach ing at a speed of about 510 miles per hour. Then he jumped, landing un hurt. Passengers were thrown In heaps by the Impact of the collision, and there was hardly a person on board the tiHin who escaped cuts and bruises, alt bough few of the injuries are regarded as serious. Engineer Heffenuan, who stuck ar the throttle until the (rash came, suf fered jw fractured skull. All hurts were rare of by physicians from (Caatlaar4 on page tea). SUICIDE ENDS WEDDING PUNS Julius May Swallows Carbolic Acid After Visit to His Sweetheart Julius May. 22 years old, put a sud den end to preparations for his wed ding to Rosie Radzikowskl, of No 361 Palmer-ave , when lie swallowed a quantity of carbolic arid, Thursday night, dying soon afterward The young couple were to hove been mar ried in about two weeks May lived In the home of his sweet heart. and apent most of the day with her. Thursday, which was a church hoMday. In the evening he started for the home of his mother, at No. 1277 Rossell-st.. and as lie approached the house, emptied a Imttle of poison, fell unconscious on the sidewalk, and was carried into the house, where he died a few minuies Inter. May and the girl had seemed happy together, hut. Thursday afternoon. May told several of his friends that he would n»*\er marry her. motion pirfttre screen tn the country to help the search. CHICAGO \ municipal ki< K b i rcau. where patnms can complain <> the c|t > about the telephone service, ts suggested by Aid. f’harie* K Mer sntm. LOS SNGBI.ES Surgeons g*'* I Mrs. Mabel jobusen anew note njr THE FIREMAN’S LOT PASSUNDERWOOD TARIFF MEASURE INTACTSHORTLY Republican Attacks Continue to Have Little Effect Upon Provisions GUERILLA TACTICS T<* REPLACE BROADSIDES Wool Schedule to Produce Sec ond Important Debate Tomorrow W'ASHNGTON. May 2 -Discourag ed by the impregnable stand of the bouse Democrats against amendment of the Wllson-L'nderwood bill. Repub lics# assaults were more feeble today when the consideration of the bill was resumed. When the lemon and litue para graph was reached the Republicans confessed they were wearied of at tempts to emasculate the bill. The leaders served notice that broadside attacks upon the administration measure would be succeeded in the future by guerilla tactics. Offering of amendments, they said, would be con tinued. l>ut the discussion would be limited through sheer weariness of successive defeats of the past four days. - The preliminary skirmish today opened wRh the citrus fruit clause and agricultural products schedule. California s members led the fight against the sweeping reductions pro posed, particularly as to lemons The Democrats declared that California lemon growers were asking for unfair privileges of taxing the whole country with the intent of monopolizing the eastern as well as the western markets Another partisan brush was sche duled on the wine and liquor schedule, preceding consideration of the cotton ami flat rates. Tomorrow the second Important de bate of the tariff In the house Is on Ihe program, when the wool schedule will be reached. Ohio and western Democrats will lead the second in surgeni" movement for h duty on wool, following the Democratic split" yesterday over free sugar. Majority .Leader Fnderwood said today that he hoped to pass the coni pleted bill next Tuesday or W'ednes day. devoting one entire day to con alteration of the income tax CORPSE OF I'NKNOWN MAN Pl l-LEI) FROM RIVER The body of an unknown man about 24 years old was found floating in the Detroit river at tbe foot of Orient# st Friday morning, by Georg** Rey nolds. No. 431 Fisher st . and William Hetsold. No. 655 Cadillac-ave., wTTTJ sighted it from the dock. The cor oners' office was notified ajtd the body tnken to the county morgue. It was clad in a black ‘otit. blac k shirt and butt oil shoes. Hnd had evidently been In the waetr about six months. non: %t \hc\iu\ fr.vrry F*«*nlni». *»nr I nfiHlim <mr fjiiNrnntc*. *«*l f*ehl|<*. — Adv. igraliing on her face the third finger of her left hand. She lost the first ■ nose in an of*eration * • rMU’AGO To protect the newly I rich and untutored In art front * art. swindles, the Palette and Fhlsel cluP appointed s rommtttee of art|«»« to of r**r s«r* tees free to purchasers l .V 0W HAVfc.s, Conn —1 Ut Yale PASSENGER MAY DIE AS RESULT OF TRAIN THEFT Daring Hold-up Men Secure sl,- 500 and Jewelry on West ern Road POSE AS PASSENGERS UNTIL TIME ARRIVES Wealthy Man, Who Displayed Nerve, Dropped in His Tracks KANSAS CITY. Mo, May 2— Two bandits, who held up puH-sengora aboard Kansas City Southern train No 5. near here, early today, shot and dangerously wounded Jesse E. Short, wealthy Joplin. Mo., man. and escaped with $1,500 in money and jewelry. One of the robbers was hit when Short emptied his revolver. A ikmsso of deputy sheriffs, railroad detectives and Kansas City police are pursuing the bandits. The two men boarded tbe train sev eral minutes before It pulled out of the station here **arl.v this morning. They took seals in the chair car, pro duced magazines and began reading The train, moving south for Joplin and other southern points, was pro ceeding through what is known as the East Bottoms, four miles south of Kansas City, when one of the robbers stepped to the end of the chair car. drew two revolvers and commanded: “Throw up your hands.” When some of the passengers were reluctant In getting to their feet, he threatened fire He ordered them to stand in the aisle while the second man emptied their pockets. Short, at th** rear of the car. sud denly dropped his hands, ami drew a revolver. He began firing, while pas sengers ducked. One irf the men an : v er**d his fire and be fell dangerously wounded. Fearing that the shots would attract, pasengers front other coaches, the two men fled, slammed the door of the chair car and leaped while tbe train was moving at a leisurely pace. The wounded robber left a trail of blood on the car steps. MARKET OPENS QUIET AND LOW NEW YORK. May 2.—The stock market opened quiet and lower. FIRE SWEEPS RESORT AT PLEASANT LAKE JACKSON. Mich.. May 2. (Spe cial) Fire last night destroyed six cottage* and the pavilion Pleasant Lake, north of Jackson The loss Is estimated at $7,000. The blaze be lieved to have originated from bon fires. By hard fighting Hankard's was saved BETTER PH C A TI? T,IAN ’ St,l:l: ' r DETROIT 1-* tVMPANY I'll ns n Taught *lt ««raal»urg’a. nil'.* S.»t. Eve.. May senior class has adopted tight era' knickerbockers as a distinctive dr- ss and practtrgfh- aH member* **4 G»e .■lass will wear them until commenefiL meut. NEW YORK The tiff "perfect meti for Hie s-iffmc' tte parade tonight balked when Hie> heard th**y were to dlspl*v their hare knees in toe Grecian provided. AFTERNOON EDITION “PEOPLE, NOT! BOSSES, will| RULE NATION” -pr>». wiliok. ‘ President, From Midst of Hir4 Fight for Clean Jury System fl in New Jersey Sounds Warning DEMOCRACY ON TRIAL, ROOST SUCCESS, HE PLEADS Interests Constantly at Work in Attempt to Divide Forces JERSEY CITY, N. J., M *y 2.—As sorting to each and every caller who visited him at the C&rtaret club here today that his mission to New Jersey at this time was as distinctly a na tional problem as It was a "local is sue.” President Wilson continued his campaign to force the state legisla ture at Its special session, next to enact a Jury reform law. The president met all of the Wilson mem bers of the legislature, and the ma jority of the state leaders of his par* ty. To them he repeated personally what he publicly proclaimed last* night—that the end of tha political boss In America has been reached and that the people of the nation arc aroused and intend to run the gov ernment themselves. Taken in connection with his con ference yesterday with the inter mountain senators, who demanded a duty on wool and the continuance of the duty on sugar, the president re peated declarations today that Democracy was on trial, and that all of Its promises must be kept to tha very letter. Those who conversed with the president today went away satisfied that ho Is still standing pat on the WUson-Underwood tariff bill, and will be for every measure favored in the Baltimore platform. The president, following his strenuous meetings in Newark and Elisabeth last night, remained at the home of Colonel K. MJhnM, oh X*at Thlrty-flfth-st., New York, until 1© o’clock, when be motored over to the club here. The clubhouse took on the aspect of the state house at Trenton. Many Democratic senators and a score of the members of the lower house were on hand to , greet the president. To all the president In sisted that the selection of grand juries must be taken out of the hands of the sheriff’s of the counties. He was assured by Governor Fielder and | Ills lieutenants that there was a fair chance of getting what was wanted and he planned in his peech tonight, (CaitliMi Fas* Tea) HAGUE PROBLEMS FACE DELEGATES Peace Uonference Members Dive Into I’resent, Past and Future Features ! HT. liOUIS. May 2. —Problems of ! 1 lie Hague conference were today considered by the third general ses sion of the peace congress, with .Tames Brown Scott. secretary of the Carnegie Endowment for International peace, presiding. •The Habue tribunal, its preaent meaning, and future promise.” was discussed by Professor William 1. Hull, of Swarthmore college: “Active Promotion of International Peace as a Primary Policy of the United States." by Professor Paul S. Reinseh. University of Wis<-onsin. and "The Pan Teutonic Pledge of Peace.’ by Edwin D. Mead, director tho Worl : Peace foundation. Delegates broke away from the peace topic this afternoon long enough to take a stght,-seeing trip about, tie ,-lty and attend a reception at t o'clock at Shaw’s garden. MELLEN TO TELL OF W DEALS Officials Will Call Upon Railroad Head to Explain Cash Juggling BOSTON. Mas.. Ms> With Presi dent Charles S. Mellen. of the New Haven road, expected to testify, an swering serious charges made agamtt the road and himself, at the haarlng before Interstate Commerce Commis sioner prouty on the New England railroad situation, sensational develop ware expected * hen the bear ing returned today. Mellen will give his explanation of notes amounting to f 14,000,000 in nine \cars. and will tell what became oi •he $102,000 profit which he Is said to l,*ve made In certain stock trausac- I ons • D«ar," Appears to Testify. TOPEK A. Kas . May 2. After an übsciuui of more than seven years, during which time the courts had de cl red him legally dead and had given jiic wife Judgment for a 13.000 Insur rince policy. W II Caldwell came to Topeka yesterday to testify fbr the insurance company in an applies!)** lor » rehearing of tbo eaa#, * —— ONE CENT.