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RULING, UNDER WILSON, FORCES EXPRESS MONOPOLY TO VIE WITH PARCEL POST
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THIRTEENTH YEA R. NO. 264.
D.U.R. TO QUIT
IF VIOLENCE
ISJRIED
Will Suspend Service On Lines
Where Attempt is Made to En
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force Three-Cent Fare
Resolution
INTERURBANS WILL BE
RUN AS USUAL
Road Really Will Not Leave City
Without Milk Supply, It Ex
plains
It was announced from the D.
U. R. offices, Monday morning,
that officials of the company
would attend the meeting of the
council committee on franchises
at noon, when it is proposed to
put through the mayor's three
cent fare resolution.
The council committee on franchises
will meet in the committee room at
noon today to pass Mayor Marx's res
olution declaring three cents the legal
rate of lure on all lines or parts of
linos where franchises haxe expred.
The meeting of the committee toda>
is a mere formality, as the mayor's
communication and the accompanying
resolution were received In the special
meeting, Friday night, in the council
hamher. All the members of the
•ommittee were not present and as
he mayor was unxintis to have the
unanimous indorsement of the alder
men. it was decided to postpone defi
nite action on the resolution until
Monday noon.
The resolution will go to the conn*
'MI Tuesday night and the mayor has
j vey assurance that it will he given
the undivided support of the aldermen.
The mayor's advisers have planned
to have his honor sign t! e council
proceedings Wednesday afternoon,
putting the three-rent fare resolution
into effect Thursday morning.
The mayor Is determined that the
fight with tlip 1). U R. shall ge to a
linlsh along the lines he is advocat
ing. He is optimistic and believes
that the companv will give three-cent
fares without attempting to oppose
the resolution In any wa>
Mayor Marx will withdraw his reso
lution even now If the D. IT.l T . R. will
agree* to operate under the L»rms of
the FMngrep franchise without an ordi
nance and do the paving between the
tracks, declare iiis advisers.
The D. U. R. gave out the follow
ing statement late Saturday night:
The Detroit United Railway, in
it.s conferences with representa
tives of the citv, has offered three
things:
1. To operate all of its city
lines under the terms of the so
called Pingree ordinance just as
are the herman, Crosstown. Four
teenth ami Harper line.
2. To build all needed exten
sions.
3 To sell its property to the
(< mi tin u**d on l’agr klicht)
WILSON TO DETAIL
MEXICAN POLICY
Armed Intervention Not Even
Suggested In Message, Ex
pected Momentarily
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4,—An offi
cial announcement, covering In part
at least, President Wilson's polity to
ward Mexico, will be made within 24
hours, according to announcement at
the executive offices today.
Nothing in this announcement, it is
stated, deals in any way even with
the suggestion of armed intervention
there.
Colonel Eduardo Hay chief of staff
of the constitutionalists now in the
hold in Mexico will appear before the
j-enate committee on foreign relations
next Wednesday. He will urge that
the senate take steps to permit the
constitutionalists to usecure arms
from this side of the border and will
promise if this actions Is taken to de
pose Huerta and restore order In
Mexico within six weeks.
"Without arms we hold all of north
ern Mexico,” said Hay today, "so that
it is very easy to predict what we
could do If we had munitions of war
fare.”
There Is no question that the sug
gestion of Colon Hay will be kindly
lecelved by many of the members of
'the committee, although it is doubtful
If any action will he taken. The rebels
s;re smuggling arms across the border
in small quantities as it is. and it
would he establishing a precedent that
might come l»aok to plague the gov
ernment if radical action was taken.
THR UKAHIRR.
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Irmprmtiirr.
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perature. 7th loss rot. .VI i mran, ttai rlear
ohlrat no precipitation.
Thr ann sslll art Monday at H»4T p.
p«. nad rlor Tnroday at 4i.1« n. m.
Thr mona sslll art Monday rsrnlng
at Tiss p ni.
MOrnnn n.K*. R 7, pavment* I’OM,
T'ayton. Yale. Merkel and Tver tohnocr
12 models from IlSft to |27t, from i*4
• o II P tVaodera**«'a Bl* Store. 121
drat lot Open evenings.—Adv.
Detroit (Mines
MUCH HAVOC IS
WROUGHT HERE
BY 60-MiLE GALE
Houses Blown From Founda
tions, Trees Uprooted and
Telephone Poles Leveled
THREE TAXI DRIVERS
NEAR DEATH IN STORM
Have Close Call When Part of
Fort-st. Presbyterian Church
Spire Falls
Houses were blown down, trolley
wires and telephone poles scattered
along tlie pavements, and buildings
seriously damaged in the bO-mile wind
that swept Detroit shortly before 0
o’clock. Sunday evening. Three taxi
cab drivers narrowly escaped death
at Thirdave. and Fort-st., when a
portion of the spire of the Fort-at.
Presbyterian church was blown down
and struck their machines.
The falling section was a stone col
umn 10 feet long and 14 inches square
at the base. It fell with such force
that the parts which struck the side
walk went a foot through the stone
and into the ground. One of the taxi
cabs. owned by the Yellow Bonnet
Cos. and driven by Samuel Jones, was
almost demolished. The others dam
aged were the property of and were
driven by Felix Marthea, No. 84 Ab*
bott-st.. and T. J. French, No. 1183
v’nngr'-sr-st. east. Both these tnen
escaped flying pieces of the tower by
narrow' margins
Anna Clezandale, No. 2850 West
Grand blvd , and her sister, Emma,
were thrown from a canoe in a Belle
Isle canal when the storm came, and
narrowly escaped drowning. They
were rescued and taken home by the
police.
Nicholas Pelovita, No. 42 Fort-st.
west, dashed from a street car and
tried to get home before lie got
soaked. He did not see an approach
ing patrol auto and was knocked
down. He was not seriously hurt.
A double house on Thorntonave.,
near Warren-ave.. was blown from
its foundations, and another house on
Thirty-second-st., near Warren-ave.,
was pushed over two feet. At Fort
st. and West Knd-ave. a pop corn
vendor’s horse was electrocuted by
a falling trolley wire. The man was
prevented by the cries of spectators
from rushing to the animal's assist
ance. A section of the roof blew
from the Michigan Malleable Iron
plant at Gould and Crosley-aves., do
ing damage estimated at $25,000.
The severity of the storm was felt
most heavily by the street railway
(Contlnuert on Page K.lght >
THIEVES ROB POLICE STATION SAPE, GET $650
LONDON —Burglars robbed the safe
in a police station of $650, while the
superintendent was away,
LONDON- Arthur Bourchier. the
actor, who produced Baron de Roths
child’s play, received $5,000 for doing
Macbeth for the "movies” in Berlin.
PARIS—A new device for Judging
horse races by photography has been
successfully tried out and will be offi
cially used at the next international
races.
CARDIFF—John Rees is in Jail,
charged with withholding the bans of
a man snd woman because her father
opposed the match.
NRW YORK —Gustav ate
an 11-pound turkey, nine large pota
toes. two loaves of bread, one half
“WITHOUT VIOLENCE OR BLOODSHED”
DETROIT IN THE
FRONT RANK AS
REAL GUN TOWN
Deadwood, in Palmiest Days,
Never as “Shootingest” as
This City Sunday
FLASH PISTOL? NO? THEN
YOU’RE NOT IN FASHION
Police Kept on the Hump All
Day Answering (’alls Involv
ing Gun-Play
Deadwood, South Dakota, in its
palmiest days, would have looked like
a New England village in comparison
with Detroit, during the week-end fes
tivities of Saturday and Sunday.
Any Detroiter who failed to whip
out a shooting-iron, and perforate him
self. ills neighbor, or tne atmosphere,
in a real Wild West exhibition, seems
to be unfashionable, in view of the po
lice reports, which indicate that De
trot was about the "shootingest” place
in the country. Saturday and Sunday.
W. H. Gntteridge, druggist at No.
905 Oakland-ave., was wrapping up a
package for a customer, Sunday even
ing. when the customer pushed the
Jiarrel of a big revolver against Mr.
Gutteridge's ribs, then reached over
and took $75 out of the < ash register,
while the proprietor was racing out of
the back door, and into a neighboring
store to call the police. He says that
by tile time Central answered, the
bandit was well on his way.
A volley of revolver shots in the
drug store of Robert McConnell. No.
213 Congress-st. east, caused a police
call, and the flying squadron and de
tective flyer raced to the scene. As
they surrounded the store, two more
(Conllßurd on p«n«- Hlghti,
FEAR MEN WERE
SWEPT AWAY
Passengers On Fish Tug Disap
pear During Heavy
Storm
MONROE Mich. Aug. 4 Joseph
Roberts a stationary engineer and Al
bert Navarre, both of this city were
not on the fishing tug Chester U when
it arrived in the harbor at 1 p. itu.
last night after being caught in a se
vere storm shortly after leaving Kel
ley’s Island and it is feared they were
washed overboard.
pound of butter and drank 10 bottles
of beer at a meal on a $25 wager.
NEW YORK—"Bill” Snyder, head
keeper of Central Park Zoo, says be
will cure Miss Smiles, a two horned
rhino of rheumatism with oil from rat
tlesnakes he has killed.
NEW YORK —It cost a moving pic
ture concern $35,000 to wreck two
traliLs at South River, N. J., for a
central feature of a film drama.
NEW YORK—The flag on the steam
ship Caledonia was helf masted when
■’Duffle,’’ the pet/Cat, was drowned
NEW YORK—Peter C. Gallagher,
wealthy resident of Port Washineton,
L 1., paid three visits to friends In
his new hydroaeroplane.
MO N D AY. AUGUST 4 , 191 3 .
IRATE CITIZENS
READY TO FIGHT
AFTER SLAYING
I
I
California Troops On Duty In
Zone Affected By Hop-Pick
ers’ Strike
DEMAND FOR WAGE
INCREASE STARTS ROW
District Attorney and Three
Others Killed During Pitched
Battle
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Aug. 4.—Ten
companies of militia, supplied with
2,000 rounds ol' ammunition, were to
day on duty at Wheatland, where four
men, including District Attorney E.
T. Man well, were killed, lato yester
day. in a pitched battle between the
authorities and striking hop pickers
ut the Durst yards.
Six others are seriously wounded
and are expected to die. The situa
tion was extremely critical today, as
it was understood 50 auto loads ot
irate citizens from surrounding towns
were being collected to go to Wheat
land to oppose the strikers. All avail
able deputies and police of nearby
points were asked to hurry to Wheat
land last night to aid iu preserving
order.
In addition to the district attorney
those killed in the battle, yesterday,
w ere:
Deputy Sheriff F. Manwell and two
unidentified hop pickers.
The seriously wounded are:
Sheriff G. H. Voss, shot in head and
leg; Nels Nelson, wealthy farmer,
arm shot away; Constable L. B. An
derson. Constable E. Bradshaw, and
two unidentified women.
The trouble began with a strike
meeting of hop pickers who demanded
an increase in wages. Officers tried
to arrest several speakers and the
leaders prompted resistance.
Governor Johnson Immediately or
dered out 10 companies of militia, un
der the command of Adjutant-General
Forbes. There are 2.000 strikers at
Wheatland, and further trouble is
feared.
STOCK MARKET
OPENS FIRM
NEW YORK, Aug. 4—The stock
market opened firm.
I «Rll MOTOHCVI !.»•> »»f ;»11 standard
miikes. special bargains. $35 up. Fish*
tns tackle and baseball goods loss *han
mfer's «-ost Wandersee's Rig Stole, 189
Oratiet Open evenings—Adv
YONKERS, N. Y.—A woman here
advertised sot an "unselfish deceit,
self-supporting man fox/ a husband,"
and a Brooklyn man answered by re
turn mail.'
RENBBABLKR. Ind. — Gene Green, a
vaudevllllan, whose tirst wife died in
February, bad the orchestra plav a
funeral march as a prelude to hls sec
ond marriage.
CHICAGO. — Firemen smashed s2»n>
worth of piste glass In search of a
Wlttze In a laundry. Then they dis
covered that a steak In a kitchen half
a block away was on Are.
ST. PAFL, Minn —Si. Paul club
women are planning a nation wide
boycott on manufacturers who build
slit skirts and other startlers In feint
umo attire.
MURPHY’S FIGHT
AGAINST SULZER
GOES JO FINISH
New York Governor Said To Be
Certain To Appeal to the
Courts
CAMPAIGN FUNDS
BASIS OF COMPLAINT
Impeachment May Follow,
Should Direct Primary Cam
paign Fail
ALBANY, N. Y., Aug 4.—With the
probe into the Gov. Sulzer's cam
paign funds scheduled to be resumed
Wednesday, both the Tammany forces
and friends of the governor were to
day preparing for p fight to the finish.
It is considered certain here tliac
Sulzer will carry his fight to prevent
an investigation by the Frawley com
mittee to the courts when the com
mittee makes its first move to force
Louis A. Sarecky, the governor's con
fidential agent, to reveal inl'onftatioii
he is said to have.
The Tammany forces are confident
that the opinion of Atty.-Gen. Car
mody that the Frawley committee
has authority to investigate the gov
ernor's campaign funds will be up
held, even if carried to the courts.
And in the meantime rumors that an
attempt will be made to impeach the
governor, should he fail in his direct
primary campaign this fall, continue
to grow
BALKAN PEACE
APPEARS CERTAIN
Negotiations May Be Successful
ly Terminated During the
Present Week
BUCHAREST, Aug. 4.—The Balkan
peace delegates resumed tlieir nego
tiations today, atul the belief was ex
pressed that they might reach an
agreement this week. Some of the
London correspondents telegraphed
their newspapers that peace might be
concluded by Wednesday.
Tl\e correspondent of the London
Telegraph wired his newspaper that
he had induced the plenipotentiaries
to sign the treaty with his fountain
pen. which h» says was used by Count
Witte, when the Russians signed the
peace pact with Japan at Portsmouth,
N. H.
CHICAGO. —Four person* were hurt
when Hoy Martin kissed his best girl
whin»/on a Sunday Joy rld« Martin
lont control of hi* touring car and It
went over an embankment.
PITTSBURGH -Dr. J. C. McNeil,
of the department of public- health,
ha* a pair of nice white socks which
he dyed a delicate pink by soaking ih
straw harry pop.
PITTSBURGH \t a camp meeting
service oKthe gift of tongues Meet,
several babies made such a racket
that the preacher had to call a recess.
INDIANA POMS. Ind —* You should
worry,*' wa» the Kev. George Henning*
er * subject. Sunday. Worry will wor
ry a man to death, cause brain fever
aud give cold foot, lb* pastor said.
THE OLEAN NEWSPAPER
SWEEPING REDUCTIONS IN
EXPRESS RATES DUE OCT.
( ILcut cost of living
DULL DISORDER
APPARENT IN
STRIKE ZONE
Situation Remains Unchanged,
With But Slight Hope For
Compromise
ITALIAN STABBED IN
ARM BY SOLDIER
•lb
President Mahoney Goes To So
licit Support of Other Labor
Heads
CALUMET, Mich., Aug 4-The fir
ing of a few shots, one ot which waa
returned by sentries on ihe alen to
balk all attempts at running the guard
lines, and a bayonet thrust through
the asm of au Italian who refused to
be turned back by the military patrol,
were the only incidents to disturb the
peace of the copper country during
the past 24 hours.
Private A Houseman, of Grand Rap
ids, attempted to atop three men who
persisted in crossing the guard line
into forbidden territory at the Baltic
mine, when one of them, an Italian,
grabbed the soldier's rifle. Houseman
jabbed his bayonet into the offender s
arm without effect and then, purpose
ly holding iiis rille an inch above the
man's head, fired a shot. The Italian a
hat was blown off and he took to his
heels, followed by his rompanious.
His arm was bleeding severely.
Severul cases of threats against
union men were reported last night,
but no violence has been done to them
or their families.
C. E. Mahoney, acting president of
the Western Federation of Miners,
leaves today for Denver, where he will
1 issue a call for a conference of the
| heads of all unions affiliated with the
American Federation of in or
j der to explain the situation at Calu
met, and issue an appeal for financial
anti moral support of the strikers. Ma
honey declared that it is the Intention
of the Federation of Labor to carry
on the fight to the end.
F. F. Ingram, of Detroit, a well
known Democrat and an old friend oi
Gov. Ferris, held a conference, yester
day, with Federation officials and
Claude O. Taylor, of Grand Raptds,
president of the Michigan Federation
of Labor. Later In the day Mr. in
grain talked to the mine owners. He
admitted that he had failed to find
ground for Compromise between the
warring interests. Mr. Ingram said
that he held no commission from the
governor, but stated his Intention ot
sending a written report of his inves
tigations to tlie governor.
The plan to eliminate the objection
of the mine owners to dealing with
the Western Federation of Miners hv
allowing the Michigan Federation ot
I>abor to take over the handling oi the
union grievances has apparently met
with but little approval from ttie strlk
era
A big mass meeting and parade was
held by strikers, yesterday, with
speeches in several languages. About
5,000 people participated in the meet
ing nnd parade.
The mine operators are planning a
parade of non-union men. in order to
show tin* numbers of men who are op
posed to the program of the Western
federation.' Military authorities view
fills plan with some anxiety, as they
fear that such a demonstration may
rause rioting by strikers. The line
of march will be closely guarded by
troops.
HUNT STILL ILL;
CASE OVER AGAIN
Attorney Jameß McNamara, of cotin*
se) for Aid Thomas K Glinnan, re
ported to Judge Phelan. Monday
morning, that Ormond F. Hunt is still
too 111 to finish the argument for the
challengers to the recorders eou-t
Jury array, and asked that an ad
journment be taken until Tueadav.
when McNamara will titfco his asso
ciate's place and finish the argument
The request was granted.
See
List of Candidates in The Dot nr'
Times’ Shetland Pony and Car'
Contest on page 6. Be sure an
read Contest story on same page.
AFTERNOON EDITION
Interstate Commerce Commis
sion Forces Interlocking Cor
porations to Reduce Enor
mous Profits
LIGHTER PACKAGES TO
GIVE GREATEST SAVING
Rates on Food and Drink Are
Cut on Average of 25
Per Cent
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4. —Sweeping
reductions in express rates on parcels
all over tne country were ordered to
day by the interstate commerce com
mision. Tlie new, reduced rates be
come effective Oct. 15. The reduc
tions range from about 10 to 60 per
cent, relieving shippers from exorbi
tant charges.
Kor two years the new rates are to
be ' experimentol," the commission
declared. I'nless too great loss of
revenue results to the express com
panies, they will become permanent.
The express copaniesetaolcmfwyp
The express companies vigorously
opposed the rate reductions first or
dered June 8 1012. The rate were
suspended pending further investiga*
tion Today they are flnully ordered
to go into eeffct. The companies orig
inally alleged thot the new- rates
would reduce their revenues 30 per
cent. Later they said the loss would
be 15.33. Despite this opposition the
commission today ordered the two
years trial beginning next October
The order w as the result of a broad
investigation o' - express rates begun
over a year uro. It forces direct and
close competition between the express
companies and the federal parcel post.
In man) instances the new express
rates are much lower than the parcel
post rates.
investigation Gives Results.
Practically all rates on parcels un
der 50 pounds are radically lowered.
On small packages carried more than
200 miles and less than 8000 miles,
the new rates are nearly all lower
than the parcel post rates. Over 3,-
000 miles the express nnd parcel post
service will cost the same.
Reduction of the high cost of liv
ing is especially aimed at by the com
mission In shaving the rates. It or
ders that rates on articles of food
and drink be only 75 per cent of the
ordinary first class rates Kates on
bread, newspapers and magazines,
however, are not materially changed.
That the express companies can, if
th»*v will meet parcel post <a>mpetition
and also conform to the rates
is declared by the commission in the
following phrase:
The commission's conclusion Is
that an) losses of business for the fu
ture may be easily replaced by new
business if the express carriers are
so inclined that tin* establishment of
the parcel post i snot a justification
tor any higher scale of rates than the
out- here shown to be reasonable."
Other drastic changes in express
conditions, more carefully guarding
shipping rights, is prescribed. It pro
vides an indemnity to shippers of s:>rt
on every parcel under 100 pounds.
Tariffs Simp&fied.
Another radical change is simplifi
cation of rate tariffs. Instead of a
“Chinese puzzle,” of 900,000.000 sep
arate rates now jn vague, the com
mission places in effect a • block" or
zone" system of tariff of less than
O.tOOOu rates for the entire country.
\ prominent committee composed
of express company representatives,
and members of the interstate com
< < ontlatie4 on |»a K «.
‘AMUSEMENTS’ CLAIM
13 IN OJUNDAY
NEW YORK. Aug. 4.- Thirteen, per
sons ate dead and many injured in
and about New York today as a re
sult of automobile accidents or drown
ings Sunday. Ten were drowned dur
ing the day Right were batners, one
was a chll which fell from a boat,
and Harry Davies, of Brooklyn, lost
his life in rescuing his son.
In addition to the running down of
the pell automobile near Ixmg Beach,
resulting in two deaths. Berry Kzick,
eight, was run over and killed at
Woodmere, I. T Many
injured in automobile accidents.
For pntrnta Nnd trn<f»marka
Hurt hr I 4. Wnrlbrl. 37 Wwt Co«»rr*
—-advt
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