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Water Board’s Failure to Fasten
Down Manhole Covers Respon
sible for Drowning of Mar
tha Massey
Fishermen Tilted Cover of Open
ing Where Girl Lost File,
Official's Explanation
The drowning of Martha Massey,
the little girl who fell through i man
hole in Gladwin park. Wednesday, re
veals a condition which might be re
sponsible for many more accidents ot
the same sort. The manhole through
which the girl dropped was over i
Junction of Intake pipes, and it was
filled to a depth of twenty feet with
water moving with a swift current
The cover was not fastened do w u and
someone had moved It partly from the
The cover is about three feet by j
five, aud made in two sections. Hie
sections, heuvy pieces of cast iron
weighing over 100 pounds each, were
fitted together and over the top or the
hole with flanges The pieces art
more than half an Inch thick and
almost Indestructible. The flanges on
the under side prevented them from .
slipping in either direction.
The danger came from the fact that
the plates were not fastened down. .
They were put in place about 13 years |
ago, and there has never been any oc- j
casion to move them because the pipes j
below have always been in good order.
“Such manhole covers are not fast
ened because they are thought to be
heavy enough so people will not move
them without reason," said Chief En
gineer Gonld, in charge of the pump
ing station. “"When they are made
by the construction department of the |
water board they are turned over to
{he operating department and we take
t for granted that they are safe with
out being watched. Thousands of peo
ple have gone by that manhole every
week for years and it has never been
‘‘But in this case the only possible
explanation tor the accident Is that
someone must have moved the cover.
It could not have been rusted, because
we examined the other half and It Is
in fine condition, and we know the
piece that went, through the hole,
dropping the child with it, w’as not
broken because we have examined it
at the bottom of the hole.
“It does not seem likely that mis
chievous boys could have moved it
since it was so heavy, and that leaves
the only possible explanation, that
fishermen looking for fish In the
strainers or some careless, curious
men moved the cover and left it titled.
When the child stepped on it half of
it went through.”
There are no other manholes of this
sort in Gladwin park, but there are
others about the city not over rushing
streams of water but over bricked pas
sageway’s. Very' few of them are fast
ened down.
Louis Halper, No. 180 Alfred-st., a
watchman for the Michigan Central
railroad, was badly burned about the
face, bands and body when an ex
plosion occurred while he was investi
gating a fire in a freight car near the
Cadillac Motor Car Co.’s plant, which
destroyed three automobiles, valued
at $6,000. Thursday night. He was
taken to Grace hospital, and is in a
serious condition. The origin of the
fire is not known.
Lunch Prepared in a Jiffy
Now for a rest while waiting for John.
Post Toasties
are always ready to eat right from the package -- weet, crisp and tempting.
And what a relief from fussing around in a stuffy kitchen on hot days.
The lunch is a good one—and John lik s to find the wife cool and comfortable.
Pott Toasties are thin bits of white Indl n corn toasted to a golden brown. Eat with
ib' y ®nd sugar and some fresh berries—T icy are delicious.
■&/*)• / , 1 y , , , i
■ Exchange of Over 100 Shots
Arouse New Yorkers—Men
and Loot Taken
NEW YORK, Aug I.—ln a sensa
tional gnu battle on the roof of a four
story tenement and an adjoiuiug six
story ion building ui No 340 \\»• ,-t
Broadway, today, the police captured
four men who, it Is charged, were just
preparing to flee with fine feuth> rs
valued at SIO,OOO, taken from the
store of Bernstein brothers.
More than 100 shots were fired dur*
! ing the battle, and the entire m*igh-
I borhood wa> thrown into the wildcat!
. excitement. No one was hit. as the j
shots w» re exchanged in the darkness ,
aid thre* t :si nun were captured |
jas soon .■ - their ~ M ;were empty. -V |
: fourth made a dash and Jumped f ram
■ the roof. It was believed he intended
ito commit suicide, but he caught on a
,fire escape on th*- fourth floor and the
police rescued him uninjured.
Miners, Voting on Operators’
Concessions, Almost Certain
to Accept Agreement
Striking miners of the Cabin Creek
and Coal River fields today voted. In
their locals, on signed agreements be
tween representatives of the United
Mine Workers aud coal operators for
a settlement of the long strike in
those districts.
The agreement was presented to the
men yesterday in mass meeting at
Dacota, but they preferred to vote on
it in loca's at the various mine camps,
holding that more men would be able
tu vote that way.
The indications early today were
that the agreement would be ratified
by an overwhelming majority.
Immigration Inspector Forced to
Choose Between Love and
PORT HURON, Mich., Aug. I.
(Special.)—lmmigration Insi>ector 1
Col. Arneron. of Sarnia, was compelled
to choose between love and duty
this morning when his brother, a
chrlppled old man from Detroit, was
denied admittance into Canada. Ic
addition to being an alien, the Detroit
man was physically unfit to leave his i
own country, and for this reason, was
turned back by his brother.
Kalamazoo Pioneer Dead.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. Aug. I.
(Special.)—Levi Harris, for 80 years
a resident of this county, is dead,
came to Kalamazoo with his
parents when only three years old
and never left the city after bis ar
rival here.
Would Erect Labor Temple.
KALAMAZOO. Mich. Aug. I.
(Special.)—This is booster day for
Kalamazoo unions. An effort is be
ing made to complete a fund for the j
erection of a labor temple in this 1
city. A portion of the money having i
already been subscribed.
Fr. Joo»‘ Estate $7,315.
MONROE, Mich, Aug. l. —(Speciali
—Rev. Fr. Joseph Joos, late pastor
ot St. Marys Gatholic church here,
who died in Belgium and was burled ■
here, left an estate of $7,315.
With End of Discussion Leaders
Fan Excusion of Interlocking
W ASHINGTON. Aug l.—Democrat*
of the house banking committee today
proposed to complete the admlnlstr*
I tton currency reform bill. Ibe *-n
Os six weeks of discussion was iu
Today’s deliberation* hinged about
various amendments to prevent inter
locking directorates of bauk “’
man Glass and Reprekcntatl'*
of Arkansas, had J
prohu.it a bank director
a similar job in o*h* rmi wnul u n •
Glass stated toda> that the am nd
metit providing an ,ld ' of ’Vhe re
-1“ bankers -one from eat*
glonal reserve association*
stand. This bankers board * l l
with the federal reserve board,
will be without active authority.
The Democrats hope to « lean P
all pending amendments tuda> M
call in the Republicans for a nuuting
of the full committee next week
•A re-print of the amended bill w
be* ordered to submit to the Demo
cratic caucus Aug I. tke maj
tty, minority anti r* i' or
Fall of Rebel Forts Is Forerun
ner of Disastrous
PEKING, Aug. I— The complete col
lapse of the rebellion is confidently
expected, according to semi-official
statements here, today. The fall of
the rebel forts on the Yang Ise rt\er
is imminent, and this, it is hoped, will
end the outbreak, except for outlawry,
which will not be hard to put down
The adherents of President V l *an
Shi Kai are expressing the hope that
he will found a dynasty, but this l*
believed hardly to be a possibility.
Advices from Shanghai say that the
rebels are rapidly withdrawing from
that vicinity. Dr. Sun Yat Sen is still
there, but the other revolutionary
heads have tied.
In connection with the proposed re
organization of Harper hospital,
which has been nrooh talked of re
cently. It has been suggested that Dr.
H. T. Summersgill. who until Thurs
day, was superintendent of the city
hospital of Cincinnati, be selected to
act in similar capacity for the Detroit
At present the control of the hos
pital is divided among several com
mittees, and it is rumored that Dr.
I Summersgill will be asked to takp
lover their duties and act as u general
: administrative head.
President Milton A. Mcßae, of the
board of trustees, is out of the city,
and other members refuse to discuss
the question.
The reason given for the resigna
tion of Dr 3uinmersgill in Cincinnati,
was the insufficiency of the appro
priation tor the hospital for the en
suing year.
Cotton Condition Lower.
cultural department crop report, to
day, estimated the condition of the
cotton crop on July 25 as 79.6 per
cent of a normal, as compared with
81.8 on June 2.", 7*l 5 per cent on July
25 last year, and SO. the 10-year aver
Talks Turkey to Man \\ ho Ran
l’p Bill on Russian Immi
Knight of Shears Defiant. At
First, But Finally Wilts and
Police Justice Jeffries lias ♦•stubllsh
*ni u flat rate for the barbering oi im
migrants in transit through our fair
city, aud the knight of the shears who
next tries to hand a nuulettered Rus
sian a check tor $J>, as ne arises from
the hydraulic chair, will have to lace
a criminal warrant.
Justice Jeffries has not decided
whether he will make the warrant
charge larceny from the person, rob
ber}. being armed, breaking aud en
tering in the day time, or assault with
latent to do great bodily harm, but
it will be some sort of a warrant.
Herman Gruberstein. 18-year-old im
migrant en route from Russia to Chi
cago, stopped in the Uulou depot bar
ber shop. Friday morning He wa»
unkempt and travel-stained. His com
mand of the English language was a
little limited, and ‘‘Yes’’ was the
easiest thing he could say when the
kind and helpful barber suggested
things to be done to make a regular
American citizen out of Herman.
But when Herman arose from tne
chair and received a check for $3, he
almost collapsed. He couldn't buy
anything to eat. and all he had lett
was his railroad ticket. He told his
troubles to a sympathetic stranger out
side, and the stranger took him to Jus
tice Jeffries, who sent for the barber.
The barber brought Attorney Sellers
with him. and was quite stubborn
about Herman’s $.! check. He saffl he and
be dog goned and jig-swizzled if ne
hadn't earned the $3, because Herman
was pretty dirty, and it was a $3 job
to make him look like a citizen.
Here’s Justice Jeffries' barber
schedule for immigrants, propounded
to the depot shaver:
“One hair cut. 25 cente*; one shave,
15 cents; one shampoo, 25 cents. Tip
to barber. 10 cents.”
“I’ll allow you the tip," said Justice
Jeffries. "That gives you a total of
73 cents, and you’ll giw this poor fel
low back his $2.25 balance, or I'll is
sue a warrant for you."
The barber told him to go ahead
with the warrant, as he would not give
bark any $2.25.
Justice Jeffries "took bis pen in
hand,” and poised it over a warrant
“I'll settle.” said the barber, and he
handed Herman his $2.25.
Germany and Austria-Hungary
Undecided Regarding Fanama-
Pacific Exposition
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug 1— It was
announced here today that the Rus
sian government has decided not to
take par* in the Panama-Pacific ex
position at San Francisco in 1915.
No official explanation of the refusal
has neeii given.
BERLIN’, Au*. i.—Germany has
not finally decided not to participate
in the San Francisco exposition, it
was officially announced at the office
of the minister of the interior today.
It waH said that decision on the mut
ter lias been postponed for one
VIENNA. Aug. 1. —It was an
nounced today that the decision as
to Austria-Hungary's participation in
the Panama-Pacific exposition will
rest with a commission which is about
to visit North America. The commis
sion. composed of representatives of
the government and the Vienna cham
ber of commerce, is about to go to
Toronto to visit an exposition there,
and from Canada will go to Sail Fran*
cisco They will report to the gov
ernment on their report.
Forty-four salesmen of the Wil
liams Bros. Cos. are the guests of the
company on the occasion of Its an
nual salesmen's convention, Thurs
day. Friday and Saturday of this
In addition to numerous business
meetings, the program has Included
an automobile ride around the city.
The entire party occupied the lower
boxes in the Temple theater. Thurs
day night. Today’s program includes
a luncheon in the Williams' Bros ’ fac
tory, and a banquet tonight. Srfafnr
day will be devoted to business meet
William 1.. Dwyer, who has done ex
cellent work in the detective bureau,
though ranking as a patrolman, was
formally promoted to the rank of pre
cinct r|ct» ctlve, in a general order fa
iled by Conimissiotner Gillespie,
Thursday afternoon
Lieut. O. H. Davis is transferred
from Central to Hnnt-st station. Went. (
Theodore Wilde taking his place. The i
latter has been filling the vacancy
!< ft by l.lent August Dornbrook's trip
to New Westminster, B V., as a wit
ness In fbe bank robbery case there.
In accordance with the new stat®
low. gi vin if policemen one day's y'aca-
Bon out of every fourteen days, that
system will he put info effect. An*.
1 *
It is also announced that Lieut, of
Detectives c'barle» Seymour will be
plßcecron the retired list Sept. 1. He
has been for £.** years a member of
I 'he force, ami won an excellent repu-
Utiou as a tracker of criminals.
Your Baby’s Life
It is more to you than your own. Then why try any other
remedy than
Fletcher’s Castoria
Unless Your
Physician prescribes it?
Remember there is nothing injurious in CASTORIA if it bears
the signature of
Sold only in one size bottle, never in bulk, or otherwise;
to protect the babies.
The Centaur Company,
It’s a combination of events worth coming miles tfl
share in—the Kern Re-Building Sale and Greatest
August Linen & White QoodsSale
Not only have the usual good \allies been prepared for tills August Sole, hut realizing that our patrons
may be somewhat Inconvenienced by the alterations now under way here, we have redoubled our efforts, and
tomorrow will bring a mass of "extra special” values that should crowd this section to capacity early iu the
But remember, the cream of the offerings go first; don't delay.
lie Pillow Oo
Crwk Ov
I Si- II emat Itched 4
PllloW I IIMtM* I
lA\.'ltl-luch Pillow I Hat'i,
him..‘:! noh ...f 10c
1.1*3*. Inch Pillow l iUf*.
of extra utrong 4 A a
cotton. 20c value ■
Large «l«r llciuaf Itched
I naea, with 1 1 n• It 4C n
finish. 26c value . . •WU
25c Pillow i n»*•**, of extra
fin** and heavy 4 Q n
high gride cotton..
50c Bleached sheet* 32a
72xtNi lllcii-hcil A Q#|
llevt*i Vitim- tWw
72%int Bleached Ml ret a, ht-AVy
. cotton to stand laundry
wear. R Ka
68c value
Double lied Nheeta, of heavy
linen finish cotton for ho
tel use, CQp
?9c value
MxDO Bleached
sheet a, valut ”
.K»o Bleached Sheeting, 2'i
SST 200
.‘IH-Inch Bleached Am
lotion. 8c value. . • wV
Wash Goods and Silks—Lowest Prices
25c Cotton Poplin*, in twenty-live
desirable shades. full width;
handsome mercerised 4 Bn
fin la ™
$1.50 Hous2 Dresses
These Home Dresses alone should create a »en*.'t nn
here tomorrow. Made of fine percale* In neat atrip''** m ■
and plain colors, high waist style, perfect fl tFu»'.
with Ho. pierre or MulKurian trimmed c<dlarsv Ali XJ J
■ilzes from I to 14 in the lot, r*>g. 11. 5y values, frr..
' 1718-1720 Gratiot Ave., DETROIT |
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A or OIIr VaNS
\ Our careful moving methods will please the most $
j particular people. For your next move call us. \
\ £~~Ridge 700 ss~~ I
Table Linens
HO-lneh IllrHrhrit Tahir Dninank, 4 Q A
15c valut ........ lOlf
.■MS’ HfrofrUrd Tahir n*»_
Dnmuak Oil#
«5p Hlraphfd Irlih Tahir Q
70-lnrh Bleached lrt«h Tahir l.lurn, “J O n
vai •i • ■WW
72-Inch Blenched Irl.li Tnltle l.lurn, QQm
SI y. value 000
11 rm v > German l.lurn, Q7a
$1 25 valut & m W
72-Inch Mercerised lliiinnak. A Qn
At Less Than Makers’ Cost
Tahir Napkina and Pattern Cloths, in hrautifut
round draians —with imperfection.-* so slight they
could be sold for perfect goods, ttie bargains of
a lifetime, as follows:
IP-Inch l.lurn Mipklua. 12.25 value, <fc 4 QQ
dos. ■ a a# aF
22-Inch l.lurn Nnpkln«, I’ value. $1.89
22 to 2M-tneh l.lurn >Hpklna. values (bQ fa A
to 110, at choice. p*-r doz ■ wv
2*2Mi->ard l.'nrn Pattern t’lntha. C 1 OR
2-ril-i 2V%-J'd. and »->d. l.lurn Pntteru 1 gQ
t lottos, values to Si. _ •_ _
Pattern t lotha, 2 t<> 4 yds long values CA Qg
to SI S. at choice for »7, »H, Hid
15r nn«l l!»c Wusllus, fine and
sheer, in beautiful floral pat
tHrns on light grounds. 1 fin
yard * vv
Towels, Toweling
Hr lllrarhrd Twill- OU
rd ToMfllSK ®2™
Sr t.rrmnn liter C|%
Blenched l.lnen
lller Towrllna at....
Blenched l.lurn Toweling,
1 In
value 1 1 u
Blenched Irish l.lurn \ Ag\
1 Towrllna. 18c value. ■“W
lOe Hemmed liuek C &
Towel, at vB
Tahir n( Tn««rl«, assorted
kinds. 12 'ac and Qa
15- value *» u
Ifie Heavy I nlou Murk |f|A
Towrln. s 4 linen . .
2 fir Hr in lord l.lnen tlurk
"'"' u 18c
21s 111 Hematite lied llainnak
Tow r la. QOa
35c value
12Mir llrnwn Turklah
Until Towel, at
l.nrne alsr llriuinrd Hlencb
nl llntti Towels. 4 A|«
18c value ■ “2 **
12* 12-lneh lllrnrhed \\Hah
t lot ha, tine and soft. Ora
5c value
iitUlnrh Pure *llk Pongee. :’i ;nch
Silk Foulards. Satin Messalin.-s
and Shirting Silks; good color
assortment Values to AQ a
J 1 per yar«l 3*U

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