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CURT NOTE OF AMERICAN ADMIRAL BRINGS PROMISE OF GOOD CONDUCT FROMREBMM
THE WEATHER
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
UNSBTTLRD AND COLDBRi MOD.
■RATS TO BRISK S_W'LY. WINDS.
FOURTEENTH YEAR. NO. 46.
20 FIREMEN
HAVE CLOSE CALL
AS WALL FALLS
Cfctef Broderick Warns Men
From Danger Zone as Col
lapse Cornea
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FLAMES DESTROY FROST
MILL ON WIGHT-ST.
.Six Concerns Occupying Build
ing Sustain Lobs Totaling
$175,000
- ■ —r*-
Tunty firemen Ti ad narrow escapes
from being burled under a three-story
brick wall which collapsed during a
$176,000 lire which destroyed the O.
Frost mill, a landmark, at Nos. 274-
200 Wlght-et, shortly before 8 o’clock,
Friday night, wiping out six manu
facturing plants which occupied the
building, and threatening to spread
to sawaral big industrial plants close
by.
Chief Broderick saw the big wall
tremble, while 20 firemen were stand
ing within the danger zone, and at
imineat risk to himself, dashed along
the line, shouting warnings to the
men. They scrambled to safety, and
a moment later, the wall fell with a j
crash.
Joseph Forster, 28-year-old machin
ist, employed by the Masnick-Philips
Mfg. Cos., was on the roof the Metal
wood. Mfg. Cos. building; one of those
endangered, when he became too in
terested in the fire, lost his balance,
and fell to a lower roof, fracturing j
two ribs, and sustaining serious in- j
ternal Injuries. He was taken in a j
police flyer to his home, No. 1301 Jes- j
ferson-ave.
The mill building, erected about 50 j
years ago, was occupied by the Yeo- j
mane-Diver Manufacturing Cos., mak- i
era of boxes and crates; the Coupland
Saw works, the Casey Mfg. Cos., up- 1
holsterers* supplies; the Climax Banl- j
tarv Cos., plumbers' supplies; the De
troit-Jackson Cushion Spring Cos., and
John M. Diver, wholesale lumber mer
chant.
The blaze was discovered by the
engineer, as It ate its way through
td the engine room, from the shellac
room of the cushion spring company.
John Yager, a millwright,
who turned In an alarm* while the
engineer tried to fight the blase, ontll
driven from his post by the rapidly
spreading flames. The building was
doomed when the fire department ar
rived.
Earlier in the day, a cylinder head
on the boiler had blown out. scalding
the engineer and a fireman, and it
was while repair# were being made,
that the blaze was discovered.
The building was in the heart of a
cluster of big manufacturing plants.
Including the Michigan Stove Cos.,
Derry wros/ Varnish works, the De
troit Oak Belting Cos.. O. W. Kotcher s
lumber mill. the Metal wood Mfg. Cos.,
and the Detroit Soap Cos.
PROCEEDS AGAINST
Aims OF VICE
Gillespie After Taxi Drivers and
Messengers Who Act as
Agents
“The police department is continu
ing Its campaign against vice by!
working against the allies of vice,”
says Commissioner Gillespie.
“Two of the strongest allies are the :
taxicab drivers and the messenger i
boys. The women who have not left;
the city, but have rented rooms in
various places outside the old vice i
district, have, in many cases, given !
their cards to taxicab drivers and
messenger boys, and they, when re
quested, guide men to the quarters
of these women.
M Capt Palmer has assigned men to
watch the taxicab • drivers and mee-.
senger services, and whenever they
find drivers or messengers acting as
guides* to these women, they will be
arretted under the pandering act. In- j
cidentally. we shall also get a line on
where these women are staying, and
win be able to put of busi
ness.
«*I received no new Ideas from the
Florence Crlttenton mission confer
ence. I was only there a few min
utes—Just enough to give them
a little talk.”
Former Lansing Men Ends Llfs.
' EVANSVILLE. Ind., Nov. 22.—Bart-
Teet Wiley. 46 years old. whose heme
"Elk IB LABrtng. Mich., but who had
•pent the last year here, where he
was prominent in several clubs, com
mitted suicide by shooting and in a
note left to a friend here, asked that
his bodv be cremated and the ashes
be distributed. {
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THE WEATHER
PttvtU sag rlftaltn Mhrlar sight
sad laaday aassttlsd sad ctldwt aad
•rat* brtok ta aewfliweeteeßy wlada.
Uw*r Mlffclfta i t’aaHtM taalght
•ad pvahaMy iaadayt colder.
far the Paper Iskni Sadcrat*
YlftoU* wtada wtth aassttled
•Mtv Sstarday alabt aad Saadan
Per the l<ewee Uakeai Mederete
•Ists aseetly eeathwaeti partly rteadr
Salaidar sight aad Saadayi wantkat
( *Km year age tedayi Htgbnt tra
pssatera. Mi lewret. Sti ana, SSi
parity steady weather.
Eg mm eels Setarday at 4tSS p. m.
■Bd ftsaa laaday at SiXS a. m.
STfye Detroit Qfttncs
TO MAKE WHOLE
COUNTRY DRY IS
GOAL AIMED AT
This is Reason Fight for Prohi
bition in Michigan Was Drop
ped, Says Burke
INITIATIVE PETITIONS
WERE LARGELY SIGNED
But Plan Now is to Devote All
Energies of Antl-Sakxm Peo
ple to National Fight
"The Initiative campaign for pro
hibition In Michigan was not given
up because we could not get enough
signatures to our petitions, but be
cause it was thought inadvisable to
! risk failure In the face of the larger
campaign for national prohibition,”
says J. Frank Burke, superintendent
of the Michigan" Anti-Saloon league.
“Everything will be made subser
vient to the national campaign. It
; would be foolish to spend all our en
ergies and resources on Michigan
when we stand to win the whole
country, of which Michigan is only
;a small part.
j “Purley A. Baker, national super
intendent, took up the matter with
our directors, and It was on his rec
ommendation that the Michigan
campaign was dropped. I am send
ing Supt. Baker's letter to all our
members In the stßte.
“I have never had the number of
signatures to our petitions counted,
but here are some of them.”
| Supt. Burke pulled from his safe,
a great roil of signed petition*. One
1 small bundle, wrapped and pasted by
the solicitor, bore on Its wrapper, the
statement that it contained over 1,-
000 signatures.
"There may be enough signatures
in this bundle, for all I know, to
start the prohibition bill in Michi
gan,” said Supt. Burke. "In addi
tion, a great many petitions were
sent directly to the secretary of
state. The petitions will at least
give us a line on our friends in
Michigan.
"I have heard nothing more from
Senator Wood, of Manistlque, since
my challenge to him. 1 Intend to
speak In Bt. Tgnace and the Soo. aa
soon as I find time. I Shall notify
9enator Wood of my dates In those
citlee, which are both in his district,
and allow him to debate with me if
he wishes.”
WOMEN WAGE WAR
ON THE GALLOWS
_____
Case of Bessie Wakefield Gives
Rise to State-Wide Agitation
in Connecticut
NEW’ HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 22.
Spurred on by the case df Bessie
Wakefield, "the woman who never
had a chance,” sentenced to be hanged
next March, the women of Connecti
cut today Inaugurated a statewide
fight for the abolition of capital pun
ishment.
Petitions were sent out by the
women who have Interested thenv
selvee in Mrs. Wakefield's behalf, to
every city, town and village in Con
necticut, requesting the board of par
dons to commute to life imprison meftt
the death sentence or Mrs. Wakefield
and two men now in itate’s prison.
Thousands of signatures are expected.
Mrs. Wakefield's appeal from hang
ing is expected to reach the supreme
court on Monday. Thomas F. Darine,
of Waterbury, counsel for the con
demned woman, la now being aided
by many of the best lawyers of Con
necticut, who say unreservedly that
anyone of the 20 reasons assigned In
MY*. Wakefield's appeal should be
sufficient to win anew trial.
The appeal of Joseph Bergeron, of
New Britain, under sentence to hang,
jhas reached the supreme court.
TIMOTHY R COLLINS
STRICKEN BY DEATH
Following an Illness of ten days.
Timothy R. Collins, senior member of
the Collins Truck Cos., died, Friday, in
the family home. N0.'2»6 Thlrd-ave.
Mr. CoTltns was 65 years old and a
native of Detroit. He wax a member
of the Knights of Columbus. Mrs.
Collins, three sons. Richard. Leo and
John Collins, and two daughters, tne
Misses Angela and Ella ColTlns. sur
vive. Funeral arrangements will be
made later.
•1— Dally s«S SradarDlaaer—ft.
CSf* Rim John R. and Adams.—Adv.
GIRL CLERK NEVER HEARD OF JOHN D., SHE SAYS
CLEVELAND —When John D. Rock
efeller liked e clerk In a downtown
department store to charge hie pur
chases, she told him the had never
heard of him before and refused.
Rockefeller praised her for her cau
tiousness
NEW YORK—When William Muller
Insisted his wife quit reading and
feed him she fad him a cake of soap,
William said, explaining In court whjy
he spanked her.
MUNICH —The Bavarian finance
minister, favoring the Increase of the
king's allowance to $1,160,000, * said
It were lest expensive for royalty to
hunt than to chase Venus.
PARIS—King Alfonso told how b»
DEATH RATE IN
WORKHOUSE IS
UNDER APAGE
*~ y * ****-
Only Four oat of 3,400 Prisoners
Passed Away Daring Last
Year, Says Jacob
COUNCIL COMMITTEE
INSPECTS PRISON
Finds Place Spick-and-Span—
Inmates Are Given Whole- ..
some Food
The House of Correction committee
of the common council made its quar
terly inspection of the prison* Friday
afternoon, and found everything in a
clean and sanitary condition. Dr.
Bernhardt Jacob, superintendent, con
ducted the aldermen through the
workhcgise. The records produced by
Dr. Jacob showed that with tbs ex
ception of a half-dozen prisoners, his
charges are enjoying uniformly good
health.
Hie aldermen looked into every cor
ner of the institution. They watched
the cooke preparing the prison bean
diet in the kitchen and sniffed pieces
of meat hanging In the refrigerator.
If the state food inspectors had reason
to suspect the wholesomeness of the
prison fare a few weeks ago, the al
dermen found conditions greatly
changed.
"The charge that the food is no
good is absolutely false,” Dr. Jacob
<rntla«H Pas* Tea)
CHICAGOANS WAR ON
HIGH PRICED EGGS
CHICAGO, Nov. 22.—1n an attempt
to force the retail price of eggs to
32 cents, (he Chicago Clean Food club
today announced Its members have
pledged themselves to eat ne eggs
for two weeks and will ask all Chi
cago housewives to cooperate.
An investigating committee report
ed that storage eggs now being sold
at 42 to 45 cents wars bought last
April for from 1$ to 184 cants a
dozen, and that storage and insurance
have added only 1* cents per dozen
to this original cost Fresh eggs are
relalTTng al ffofhTTT to 50 deni* In
Chicago.
fooled a cabinet minister, notoriously
a poor shot, by having a keeper move
a stuffed rabbit with a cord while the
minister fired SO shots and missed.
BHARON, Pa.—John Orandy, an
Iron worker, blind In one eye for
years, was restored to sight In trying
to dislodge a speck of dust by rub
bing. 1 • ■ ■
OSHKOSH. Wla.—Jane Adams Is a
great actrees. and Cap*. Scott dug the
Panama canal, were answers to ques
tions propounded to students entering
Normal school here.
PITTSBURGH—Jaek Robbins, of
the f,ast Chance Boys’ club, said he
couldn't find a really bad boy in Pitts
burgh. and was going to Brie, where,
he hoard, than wag * "tart."
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1913.
TOO MUCH IS QUITE SUFFICIENT
TO CHALLENGE
NEW JURY ARRAY
IN GUNNAN CASE
L
Attorney Ktuunry Makes An#
nouncement In Court—-Means
Farther Delay
33 OF NEW BATCH OF
TALESMEN APPEAR
Half of First Dozen Examined
as to Qualifications Are
Excused
. •
Thirty-three of the 50 talesmen sum
moned for jury service In the GHnnan
graft case were in court, Saturday
morning, end their examination as to
qualification wax begun by Judge
Phelan."*Slx , 'of’the first 12 questioned
were excused.
Attorney Kennary, of the counsel
for the defense, announced that as
soon as the examination is completed
the array will be challenged. This
means further delay In the securing of
a Jury. «
Prosecutor Shepherd filed amend
ments, Friday, to the informatlonx ih
the cases of seven of the indicted ald
ermen. The original Information
charges the defendants with accept
ing a bribe and promising to accept a
bribe. The prosecutor gays that the
trials can proceed on bnt one charge
at a time; hence he baa eliminated
the charge of promising to accept a
bribe, and will try to secure a convic
tion on the charge of acceptance. In
formations in the cases against Aid.
Deimel and Hlndie were not amended.
The prosecution believes that the
GHnnan trial can be completed In two
weeks after a Jury la secured, arid ht
will then be ready to bring up the
Thelsen or the Rosenthal case.
STOCK MARKET
OPENS DOLL
NEW YORK, Nov. 22—The stock
market opened dull and weak.
Fw safest! and trademark* ■••
Rartkcl • Barfhal, ST W«at Caarrm
at. —advt.
Grasd Trsak Raima; Syatrm. Every
Ttght—acrclec 4a Chicago.—Lear* -Da_-
trolt 10 p. m, arrive 7 a. m. KUctrlo
lighted sleeping ears—Adv.
CHICAGO Stanley Patlsxyekis
mustache was appraised at S6O by
Judge Sullivan, who assessed that
amount against Steve Salmonski.
Steve struck Stanley on the Up. neces
sitating amputation of the mustache.
NEW YORK—Believing two previ
ous husbands dead or divorced, Mrs.
lx>ula Murphy married a third. Bhe
waa sent to prison for a year.
NEW YORK —With her mother on
her deathbed, Christine Orauer eloped
with Edward Zlebrock. and was disin
herited of a $1,000,000 estate. "Her
husband's a plumber," said friends,
"sha should worry." v
NEW YORK—Despite the fact that
Bessie Ryxmaruk pulled out seven of
POUCE KICK IN
SALOON DOOR;
ARREST EIGHT
Expect to Nab Burglars, But
Discover They Just “Busted”
Up a “Meeting”
PROPRIETOR IS ONE OF
THOSE LUGGED TO CELL
Meri*Caught in Raid at 3 A. M.
Are Held For Investi
gation
Detectives Bandemer and Carmody
and Patrolman George Elliott, tired of
playing hide-and-seek with two sup
posed burglars, In Lawrence Griffith a
saloon, No. 136 v Bates-et., at 3:30
o'clock, Saturday morning, and they
kicked In the door, and "rusned" the
supposed burglars.
Elliott had heard strange noises in
the place, and notified the detectives.
The three officers surrounded the
place, and peeped in wrindows, seeing
the two men Inside. They knocked,
and the two men peeped out.
"Open up!" the officers commanded,
but the two men backed away.
For several minutes, the officers and
the men inside peeped, alternately.
Then Carmody put hie knee against
the door, and there was a crash that
brought dozens of heads from the win
dows of the Burns hotel, the owners
of the heads sniffing for smoke, and
looking for fire escapes.
Inside the place, the officers saw
the two men dash up a stairway, and
followed. In a room upstairs, seven
men were sitting decorously around a
(ContfhnHl on rear Ten)
CZAR OF BULGARS
READY TO QUIT
BEIjGRADK, Nov. 23.—The newspa
per Polltika, today, published advices
from Sofia, stating positively- that
Czar Ferdinand, of Bulgaria, has de
finitely decided to abdicate in favor
of his son, Crown Prince Boris.
Ferdinand's decision, said the news
paper, followed a long conference st
Vienna with Emperor Francis Joseph,
of Austria-Hungary.
One-Step Tango complete. sl.
Ftrastnirv's. Saturday evening.—Adr
the 17 needles she swallowed In a
suicide attempt and lias a man to
marry her besides, she will bo de
ported.
NEW YORK —Boys angling with a
line and gum for a nickel. In a grat
ing. blocked Broadway traffic at Four
teenth-st. until police rushed to the
scene. The boys didn't get the nickel.
PITTSBURGH— I toM you bo’s.’’
In storage since 1901 were forced on
the market when a SIO,OOO aero fire
truck brought s!}7 at auction. It was
never used.
KANSAS CTTY. Mo.—Because a
clairvoyant told her fiance would bo
SpnfftltUful, Agnes Fairbanks. 20, end
e*Thbf life on the eve of her wedding.
THE CLEAN NEWSPAPER
WAR OF RIVAL OIL BARONP]
STRENGTHENS U.S. POUCH
IN MEXICAN DIFFICULT!
TWO MEN MADE
TARGETS FOR GUNS
Figure in Mysterious Street
Shootings—Suspect Nabbed
in Each Case
Shot at twice within a month, and
both times hearing the bulleta ting
close to his head, Adam Ontiu, of No.
730 Woodbridge-st. east, seems cor
rect In his surmise that somebody
it trying to kill him.
Adam acted as Interpreter and aide
to the police, while they were work
ing on the killing of Julian Cada
rean, by Soba Christmas, who waa
convicted, and sentenced to life im
prisonment.
Ontiu was a valuable aid to the
police, all through the investigation
and trial, and he and the police are
both satisfied that his activities in
that case are responsible for the at
tempts on hla life.
Milan Llcollciu. 23 years old, of
No. 201 Wight-st., was arrested on
the charge of.shottng at Ontiu, Fri
day afternoon, as the latter stood in
the back yard of his home. He says
he heard the bullet and the report,.
and turned in time to see Milan run
ning away.
The other attempt on Adam’a life
occurred while he was walking along
the street, and hla mysterious assail
ant waa not to be seen. '
Joseph Sylvia, of No. 423 Macomb
•t., was the near-vlctim of another
mysterious shooting, shortly after 3 1
o’clock, Saturday morning, while he
and three other men were going
home, after spending a convivial
evening.
August Brink, of No. 466 Monroo
avf.. Is locked up charged with the
Xhootlng.
Sylvia, with Joe Udrevel, of No.
427 Monroe-ave., and Steve Okrelg,
of No. 241 Orleana-st., parted from
A* *0 alley opening on Or*
iaana-st.; —WtWeen Monroe hud
Champlaln-ats. Sylvia and Brink
talked for a moment, and became In
volved in a quarrel. Aa Sylvia
walked on, a shot whizzed past hla
head.
Detectives Carmody and Brande
mer found Brink in his home. He
tried to hold the door to prevent
their entrance, but they forced the
door.and arrested him. They could
find no revolver.
PEARY REPLIES TO
DR. COOK’S CHARGES
Admiral Breaks Long Silence in
Polar Controversy by Deny
ing Theft Claim
i 1 11 ■ r
BENTON HARBOR. Mich., Nov. 22.
—(Special)—Rear-Admiral Robert E.
Peary, recognized ’ throughout the
world aa the discoverer of the north
pole, has broken his long silence la
the face of the charges of Dr. Cook,
hla polar rival, and has Issued a re
ply to several charges made by l)r.
Cook in his address here.
Through local attorneys Admiral
Peary refers to the action of several
distinguished geographical societies In
regard to his recognition as discoverer
of the pble, and takes up In detail
Dr. Cook's allegation that he stole bis
supplies at Btah. Peary denies this
charge In toto, declaring that be has
a receipt from Dr. Cook which proves
tjmt all his supplies were left in good
shape. Peary alleges that he simply
sert his men to guard the supplies
while he ministered to the ono scurvy
afflicted German whom Cook had left
behind. a
Admiral Peary's reply was brought
about by the fact that he lectured
here one night and Dr. Cook the next,
and that this community was wrought
up to fever heat by the charges and
counter charges made by the two po
lar rivals.
LMIIm* Afternoon DanHil linns
Tuesday. 9 o'clock Strnsburx's. —Adv.
Colonel George W. Goethals, (J.S-A.
The Man Who Built the Panama Canal
After having put aside every offer made to him by rnaK»«n« ana
newspaper editors to w rite his story. Colonel Ceeorge •
-- w prepare an article IQt-thejread-
yfy. -
>: j v V
QgO. w. GOETHALS
U. S. A.
AFTERNOON EDRl||i|
Attack on Henry C. Piercd Mi
Lord Cowdray Expects ts',^l
Aid Wilson in Forcing
Huerta Out -1
INTEREST NOW CENTERS if
IN NATIONAL CONGRESS^
Body Adjourned Yesterday Bg*|
cause of “No Quorum”—Cmk<||
• j
cessions a Problem
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2s.
cause the rival oil Interests In
ico are in the open, assailing eaek ; |
other through the newspapers, tkw|
administration was hopeful, feodaKai
It waa felt that the attack mada atfel
Henry Clay Pierce by Lord Cowd9aSw|
chief owner of the big British 4K&
trust, would greatly aid this govern*;?
raent’B plan of forcing Huerta out*;.
The better class of Mexicans, the;
president and Secretary Bryan be*|
lieve, will now realize that much off!
the financial strength of ths men r j
responsible for the continual wntff
fare In Mexico comes from mss who’,
want to benefit their own pocketc*!
books.
The situation at Tuxpam Is much 1
improved. Admiral Fletcher's curt ’
note to General Aguilar that ha)
would be held personally responsible
for damage to any of the enormond
oil wOUs there, brought tngtsnt
fruit. The rebel general sent Parity
that property rights as well aa hm
; man rights would be protected. am
It Is now bellsved there will ha is
Immediate necessity for landtag
marines.
There Is great interest in the pro
ceedings in the Mexican congress.
The fact that Colonel Victor CorralV'
1 yesterday, adjourned the chamber oa
'the ground of no quorum waa vn?*j
ported by Charge Q’Bhangbn—yva
He declared that the count ladteetoffljj
that the acting speaker eras rad
•ad-that a quorum, was puseigg
Should this prorssßng be
through with for three ogoaOuilNfe
sessions under the constitution, tbs:
house would be automatically dis
solved. But It is not believed hero
that any such plan Is under con*
sideratlon. It Is believed the delay
wes of the time killing order to
vent Huerta being compelled to
show his hand on the proposed
cone sail ona
All reports received early today In
dicated tranquility In Vera Crus and
Mexico City.
JOHN E MARBLE
. DIES SUDDENLY
Successor of Franklin K. Lann
on Interstate Commerce Com
mission Passes Away
! WASHINGTON. ?sov. 22.— John
H. Marble, a member of the inter
state commerce commission, died
here tonight, following an attack of
acute indigestion, b which be was
stricken, yesterday. In Philadelphia,
Mr. Marble’s death came very un
expectedly, no even the memberq of
his family being warned of the ap
proaching end. Mrs. Marble and
their 18-year-old daughter, who had
been almost constantly at the bed
side since yesterday, were not In tha
roo mat the time, the family physi
cian having Just been called In.
Marble succeeded Franklin K.
Lane, now secretary of the depart
ment of the Interior.
Dismissed From School, Shoots Self.
KNOXVILLE. Tenn., Nov. 22.—Bo
cause his teacher refused to allow
him to return to school after being
sent home for a breach of discipline,
Arthur Evans, 16. stepped ontalde tha
school building near Harrtman. Tenn.,
yesterday, an 4 shot himself through
the head. Physicians say he will die.
Jofc Printing Pz m *r, u lf ht ‘ Ttmm
Printing Co-. 15 Jonn K.-it
era of The Detroit Times which would
tell the real story of how the great canal
was built.
The story ts a great work by the great
est engineer of modem times.
The whole story of the canal has been
grouped In three chapters, which are to
be published In The Times over Colonel
Goethals' signature, beginnihg Monday,
November 24. ,■>
The three chapters are chapters in the
history of the American people as It has
been made and they are the work of the
man who made the history.
No emphatic language Is required to
show* the tremendous Importance of theae
articles. Colonel Goethals Is the man m
the hour. "He has fought a battle Wtth
nature and has won It for the gkMy at
the American people and the perpetuation
of their Institutions.
Colonel Goethals' story Is the only an* y
thentlc story he has ever prepared tuff a.
newspaper or magaatoe regarding «%#£
work he has done and It la to be jMjMMlrfig
ed exclusively In Tha Detroit Tlmm/n?2
ONE CEX9;

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