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IrftfDAY, MARCH 17, 1»1«.
ADMIT NEED OF GRADE WORK Railroads, in Public Hearing, f*how Disposition To Do Their Part iu m hearing before Railroad Com nil<-»loner C. 8 .Cunningham on a petition for tli* tteparauon oi a team road grad**., on luverr.olu, I'*!!. Wa terman, Heurd. Green, Central, Springwclls, Ijiwndale and Dear born-avea.. Fort-nt. and lAfayette bird.. Aid. -Tom” Gllnnau, of the Twentieth ward, prevented a peti tion alcned by 90,000 tfeet side real dents aaklng that the Improvements be made as quickly as possible. A number of fatal accidents have hap pened on these cross lugs, several of which ere particularly dangerous. The New York Central, Michigan Central, Wabash and Pare Marquette railroads, end the D ,U. R. were rep resented in the hearing. About 300 Interested citizens were also pres ent la the council chamber. Aid. Olinaan spoke at length oa the need of grade separation oa the west side.' Fire Chief Callahan told how the fire apparatus Is frequently held up at crossings while answer lng alarms. Recreation Commission er F. C. Gilbert also spoke. The city has an agreement for the separation of grades, signed by the Michigan Central and Lake Shore reads In lllS. Attorney Walter Do haney, of the Michigan Central, said he thought all the other roads would sign this agreement. The necessity for grade separation was generally admitted. The commissioner took the SMtter under advisement. ASCHER MAY RUN FOR ALDERMAN FrDbcds of Aid “Eddie* Barnett and Aid Jacob Guthard, Third ward representatives, are worried over the rumor that Abe A ASc her. vheM* se> S2JL.' - ' “■KS /wufi PUnl, *e an Invitation to. get into manic race next (all. Abe Ascber is the most powerful precinct bosses la the eitjt He controls the third precinct and Is a dominating factor tr. Third ward politics. For vears Archer Jtai helped bis political friends to office but he has never aspired to hoM office himself. Gratitude for polit ical fhvors Is short-lived, and rnort than onoe Ascher has complained to his friends about the Ingratitude of (rleods. If Aacher enters the rase ft la a practical certainty that one of the present ward rm rerentatlvrs will not b# returned nest fall. Ascher la oredMed wltlNfcavfyt a -silent pull" that attends fir Wyond the bound are o i his own precinct In the Third ward. At different times he has fig ured prominently In his way In fights for city offices. He has al ways seen to It that bis friends In ths Third ward were taken cars of first In eitj hall circles ft is being per sistently gossiped that Ascher, aspir ing lo political office, has hta mind made up to be one of the Third ward representatives in the council. lie claims to be one of the few model aaloaßkeepers in the city, even obey ing the Sunday closing law dev pits the sUitode of the polios depart ment Slashes Threat WtoTKMfs. Joseph bovoMsr, St years eld, Me. Ttt Mso roe-are., wee taken to the efty ssogfrtng hospital. Thursday neon, after he slashed his throat with a hatcher knife In his heme. He M slightly demented the police sap. He will reoover. Seeds gsriptnate rapidly under the influence of violet and blue rays, but lies and other tnseets do not Uke these colors. TheTragicStory of Armenia Dp. Clwci D. UmHcp, of tk« Ancridn HnpHil at Via, Anaanla, will tell the thrtUlai story of his ex peHeaees in connection with the recent Annenian atrocities at the Board of Commerce ' Aedftorium Friday Evening March 17th Dr. Ussher wu in the very midst of the massacres and narrowly escaped with his life. His ptory of how hun dreds of thousands of Ar neaians were murdered and ether hundreds of thou uadi were driven into ex ile. Is one es thrilling inter ml AIJ. ARK INVITKD No Admission Will Re Charged WOMAN SAVES DADE FMM FIRE Mm. Stephen Kucak Is Heroine of Shoe Store Bfaze; Man Jumps The heroism of a woman and thi lump for lift) of a man were the out standing feature* of a fire that de stroyed the shoe atore and building at No. HD; St. Aubirj-ave. owned by Stephen Kucak, early Thursday morning. Mrs. Blanley Kazak dl* covered the Are and ran into the building, which was occupied by four families. She seized a throe year old child of Mr. ana Mrs. An thony Schunefski. anl after throw ing e pile of bedding out of a win dow, threw the child safely on It. She was nearly overcome when ehe was rescued from the fire and taken to Samaritan hospital. F. Goozwon, a boarder the room* above the store. Jumped and suffered revere Injuries about his head Betilde* the loss (o the shoe store and bulldlug, estimated at 610,- ot-o. losses were suffered by Anthony Schunefski, Joseph Kclarsky and Andrew bovitch, who lived upstairs, end Steve Kursk, who lived lu tho rear of the building. Sparks fell on the roof of a butch er shop neit door owned by Thomas Baitsel and did damage estimat'd at If 99. SAYS WIFE LOST HER HEART TO A FILIPINO Wher a Philippine band came to Grand Rapids, one of the members esnpl'ldy captured the affections of Mrs Irene V. Kinsman, her bus band, William J. Kinsman, charges In a bll* for divorce, filed Thursday morning. They wore married In IVIO, and parted a year ago last May. There are two children. Judge Mantell granted a decree of divorce to ' enrgla McMloch front vP*. , threw a footstool t her and threat ened her with a ragor lo engovero able fits of rage. BLANKENSHIP IS TIED FOR BILLIARD LEAD CHICAGO. * March *IS Blanken ship. of Detroit, Mich., tied wit«* Greenleaf. of Monmouth. 111., for first place in the world’s pocket billiard tournament here today as a result of bis win over Champion Bennie Al len. 100 to SO. leoh Chandler Banquet Tonight. LAPEER. Mich., March IS.—The annual Zach Chardler banquet will be held tonight at the I .apeer opera bouse. The speakers will be: Toast master. C. W. Nichols, of William Alden Smith. Republican candidate for president; Congress man Joseph Fordney, Congressman P. H. Kelly. A. E. Sleeper, candi date for governor of Michigan, and C. W. BmlU>, Lapeer. Celery Growers Organize. MUSKEGON, Mich., March IS.— Following the lead of the Muskegon County Celery Orowers association, the celery growers of Ottawa county are soon to form e similar society, and will Join with the local organ isation in the campaign to obtain from the Chicago commission houses more favorable treatment In ths handling of shipments from Muske gon and other west state porta to the Windy City. Mere Cara far Muskegon. MUSKBGON, Mtoh. March It.— The result of e threat made by the city administration to call In the state railway oomalsaloa, H. c. Abell, president of the American Lighting 4 Traction company, par ent oorporatioa of the Muskegon Traction company, has assured local officials that two more oa«a will he added la the sendee within a month and four more before June 1, and that 10-minute tripe will succeed the present 16-minute service with the Inoeptlon of the summer traffic. At the present time the Trust lea com pany Is carrying twice aa many pas sengers aa ever before In Its history, the service remaining the seme. Charles Mores Succumbs. Charles Theodore Moran, aged 67. died Tuesday In the Detroit Tuber culosis sanatorium, following a king Illness. Mr. Moran was a descend ant of one of the oldest French fsm Hies of Michigan. Fid was s grand son of the late Judge C. T. Moran, a nephew of former Fire Commis sioner Fred T. Moran and John Morsn. Two daughters, Grace and Adels, and one brother, Amadeus Moran, survive. MARYSVILLE, Cal., March 11.— The mother of * en children. all IlYlns. at the nre of 21, I* thvt.*’***’- ord that has hern established by Mm. Mini, wife of a prosperous H»lm Atnfrlcat. farmer living a few ness northeast of this city. The youngeet tpember of the fairlly, Fil otnene. a girl, was horn -an 17. Just a year and 17 .days after the stork visited the family and delivered a bey. Mr#. Mlai Is a native of Spain. There am no twica. trlp’ete or quad ruplets, and all the children ere Just as hsalthy youngsters as cen be found In the district, Australia bar a huge Harvester which reaps no acme of * beet a day. It Is driven by oil. THEATERS "The Girl rnut," with Frank A. Hurt as leading comedian, and with the extra vsudiville feature of "Duinty Marie, the Vetiua of ibe Air.“ will bo in the Gayety theater, nezt week. This company, which lias won It* spurs in other musical farces, is coming with anew farce. "Two Husbands and One Wife.” The company Includes Adelle Archer. Maudle Heath, Edna Green and Akin, Figg and Duffy and a big cho rus. The sensational aerial novelty presented by Marie and Florence Meeker will be a special feature of ths show. There will bo two headliners ou the Temple theater program next week, tn Charles B. Evans and com pany and the Old Homestead octet. Mr. Evana, a veteran comedian, and sasoclatsd with "Old Hoss" Hoey tn “A Parlor Match,” will offer anew oue-set farce entitled “A Forgotten Combination,” assisted by Helena Phillips, formerly with David War field, and company. From Denman Thompson's famous play will come the "Old Homestead” octet, present ed by Frank Thompson, only son of the lats Denman Thompson. One of the big features of “The Old Home stead" was the Singing of this oc tet. Third feature of the program will be the Farber girls. Constancy and Irene, clover and popular. Then there will be Vaughan Comfort and LITTLE STORIES FOR BEDTIME How Welcome Robin Nearly Lost His Life. By THORNTON W BURGESS. (Copyright, till, ay T. W. Burgess.) When Welcome Robin sold that h«* had nearly lost his life on the long journey from the sunny South land bark to the Green Mendows and the Oreeu Forert and the OJd Oi ch ard Peter n*%ftt was at onoe all • * -i*d Vib * ( i , ’ , ...Me * a* wtfll a* an* one T know. Welcome Robin looked down at Peter toil raw toe ragernes* tn Peter’s face and he Just couldn’t re fuse when Peter begged to be told about it. "You se*. It was thlr way,” ne be gun ’"When we birds make the long journey. v*e cornet!me.i h ive to cross great bftilet of water ” "Ah- big an the Smiling PoolT” In terrupted Peter. "Welcome Ftohln laughod until he "The first thing I knew I hit that towsr with the tlo of on# wing.” nearly choked. When he could stop laughing he asked a question him self. "Idd you ev»r see a drop of water. Peter? Just a single little raindrop ?" "Os course, thousands of 'em Why?" returned Peter. "Well," implied WeWnme gravel), "beside acme of those bo’lies of water w* cross the Smiling Pool would look just about as big as one of those raindrope does beside the Stalling Pool. That's why.” Peter s eyes looked as If they were going to pop right out of his bead lie looked very hard at Wel come Robin to see If he were joking, but Welcome looked as if he meant Just what he said, so Peter swallow ed herd and replied meekly. ”1 didn't suppose there was so much water In all the Great World.” “That la because you haven’t traveled end really know nothing about tbe Greet World.” returned Welcome Robin. “As I was saying, when you intempted, we birds sometimes have to cross greet bod ies of water. Near the shores es some of these men have built queer houses with tell towers, and hi the tops of these they koep very bright lights st night. When you get close to them those lights are as bright as the sun. Yos, sir, they are as bright as ths sun. I don’t know what they are for. Sometimes I wonder If they are put there Just to kill us birds. You know you never can toll what men will do.” Welcome Robin paussd with a very far-away look la bis eyss as It he were trying to understand what those lights might mean. Os coarse he couldn’t know thnt they ware lighthouses to warn ships of dan gerous places. He was silent for so long that Peter grew Impatient. ”! don’t see,” said he, ”how light could posalbly hart you. I should think that they w->uld help you when you are flying at night. "Have you ever looked atratgbt In the face of Jolly, bright Mr. HunT’ asked Welcome. Peter nodded. *Tve tried It more than once.” said he. “but I’ll never do It again Why. for a few min utes after I couldn’t *•*» a thing!” “H Is Just the same way with those bright lights at night,” replied Welcome Hohln. "On ray way up here a lot of us ware flying together i *vyjiC W John King, minstrel stars, formerly s feature of the late "Honey Hoy" Evans’ minstrels, presenting their laughable black-face legal satire by Junto McCree. entitled “Coon Town Dlvorcons.” Five other acta aro scheduled. "The Tango Queens’* will corns to the Cadillac theater, next week, with n show that is said to bo now In fverjr particular and olaboratoly equipped with now aconory and pret ty costumes. Harry Harvey, princi pal funmaker. will have the assist ance of Milt Frankford. William Me Garry, Eleanor Revere, Monica Red mond, Mile. Do Vere. Frank Martin. Leua Daley and a chorus of 20 girls Two new burlettas with ainglng and dancing numbers and an olio of vau deville acts will constitute the offer ing. The added attraction will be Kyra, classical dancer. Fannie Ward, who haa been such a success in the moving picture world as well as on the stage, will be seen In the Washington theater, next week. In a thrilling detective drams, "For the Defenst,” written especially for her by Hector Turn bull. In the cast supporting Mian Ward are Jack Dean, Horace B. Car renter, Camille Asior, James Nell! and Gertrude Keller. The Washing ton will have its usual added attrac tlons. one dark, foggy night, and started to cross one of those bodies of water. It was so foggy that we couldn’t be sure whether we were on the right alrpath or not. Then saw one of those lights and, Le cause It was so foggy, the light waen t very bright. It bad a quee: *• was right fn'our path; As U B w<k nearer to it It grew brighter, but still wasp’t too bright. 'We wire dying very fast, and a minute before we reached It It winked out and everything was dark. Then flashed out again right In our faces. It was dreadful. We couldn't see a thing At least I couldn't. All we could do was to keep flying. We couldn’t see the tower it was in at all. and didn't know which way to turn. The first thing I knew 1 hit that tower with the tip of one wing. It broke the feathers a little, that was all. but It gnve me such a fright that I haven't got over It yet. If I had flown straight into it I wo-ld have broken by neck. A great many birds do every year.” “My, that was a narrow escape " exclaimed Peter. ”1 m so glad you didn’t hit It.” "So am I.** replied Welcome Robin. “You ought to be thankful, Peter, that you don't have any greater dan gers than you have t watch out for. I don’t like to think of what might have happened, so let's talk of some thing els*. Cheer up! Cheer up! Cheer up! Cheer!’ Peter Rabbit had been so interest ! ed In Welcome Robin’s story of his ! long Journey from the sunny South : land that ho quite forgot everything else. lie Juet eat with his eyes fixed on Welcome Robin In me tree over hie bead and never once thought ! about watrhlng out for danger. Peter is careless. Ho certainly la. It is not to be wondered at that Mrs. Peter worries every mimic ho Is away fn m (he dear Old Filler Patch. The idea of aittlng up there on the edge jof the Old Orchard In broad day i light and forgetlirg to watch out. | No wonder Pder ig forever getting | Into trouble. The wond»r Is that he ■ doesn’t bet into worse scrapes than he does. The place where Peter was silting was down In the far corner of the Old Orchard, very near the door step of an old Mend. He was back of It und sc of con roe he couldn’t see It. Now the owner of that door step hud been asle«p ever since the first cold day ot last fall. Curled up In his bed in his mug. warm, little bedroom deep dowr In the grout'd he had Known nothing about what had been going on all those months. Fie had known nothing of snow and tec, of Jnck Frost and Rough Hvother North Wind. He had slept through It all But that morning sweet Mis tress Spring had stopped at ills door way long enough to call gently flown his long hallway until he bad wakened him. When she beard him stretching and yawning and , grumbling lo himself she went on to wakon other sleepers. * For a long time after she had With a little scream of fright ha started for the Old Stone Wall. gone he lay there trying to make up his mind whether lo go to sleep again or to got up and have a peep outside. “I don’t believe It is time to get up yet.” he grumbled. "1 don’t believe I've been asleep any time at all ” How peter i Rabbit would have shouted if he could hnv# heard that. But no one heard it because, you' know, that little grumbler wa- way doffn in his snug bedroom under ground. So he kept on grumbling all to himself until right Into the midst of his Riumbling there broke a sound which caused him to sit very still and listen with all his might In a minute he heard It again. It whs the voice of Welcomo Robin singing: up* up! <"*heer up! Cheer! lflstr»an Spring !• mu sly here. That settled the matter. There was no doubt now about ft being time to get up. Still muttering, the little grumbler crawled up his long hall. His legs were stiff from lack of use. When be reached hie door- Branch No. 14 fa For the Convenience m of Downtown f _ oSk\i Business Men jS and Shoppers r W Sketch of New Branch Office of Detroit Savings Bank in Main yji ‘ Corridor of Chamber of Commerce 4 * * mV Chamber of Commerce Building Which It Owns (Cor. Griswold and State Sts.) Monday, March 20 Come and Open a,n Account With The Oldest Bank in Michigan Over 14 Million Dollars in Deposits way he pat for a few minute* blink ing stupidly, Tb* light wa* too murh for hie eye*, which had been •o long in darkneaa. When they got us«'d to the light to that he could pee he discovered Peter Uabblt ait ting bark of htm. Ill* eye* twin kled with mischief. Taking the greatest care not t© make the teeni est wecnlfHt sound he crept up be hind Peter, Ju*t a* Welcome Robin ended the story of how be nearly lost hi* life. I’eU-r wa* null think ing about that story when the ugli est Bounding of ugly growl* right *t ills very back made him Jump us only he mn jump. With a little scream of sheer fright he started for the old atone wall, without even looking to see who bad frightened him. Peter knows that safety first is the important thing. When he reached the old stone wall, where he could dive in between the great stones he turned to see whether it was Reddy Fox or Oid Man Coyote or Bowser the Hound who had so nearly caught him. His heart was OFFICERS D. C. Delamater, President Charles A. Dean. Vice-President George S. Baker. Cashier Thomas F. Hancock. Asst. Cashier James H. Doherty. Asst. Cashier Edward J. Dee. Supt. of Branch Banks going pitapat with flight What h* ■aw made him blink hard. Over where he had Just coma from was •omtoae rolling over and over with laughter. Peter's heart gave a great leap of gladness. “Johnny Chuck!" he shouted, and started back ae fast as he had come. ‘TU get even with you some dag, see If I don't. Johnny Chuck!" ho cried, ae Johnny scrambled to hie feet, grinning broadly. "Oh, I’m no glad to see you again, Johnny. Whan did you wake up? How da yoa fed? Are yon going to etay awake now r And goodness knows how many more Questions Peter would have asked if just then Welcome Robin hadn’t warned them that Rodtail the Hawk was coming that way. which sent both scrambling Into John Chuck's house. Neat story— Peter Rabbit Tells Johnny Chock the Jfawa. Priatlif-tfe* plate neat hied ■♦net Is M Pap*.~ Wale «>M. The Detroit ,s ‘ *' * r, ‘ * % Savings Bank Will Open a Branch Office a On the Ground Floor of the DIRECTORS Paul F. Bagley David S. Carter Charles A. Dean D. C. Delamater FredTt T. DuCharme John M. Dwyer The been l«tei^ , displayed by ymmg * the lectures V/ week h«a ted the P&f institution of wm/aM f Local physMahi fires, the program - Mrs. F. Oordoa PtaM w R. Alvord, preetight of the stion. The meeting of the Oaigtaj stion of Women'* elubn, ivtroli federation ban Jnat JMMI wHI be held in New T«^’gK|^nifctllllll latter part of April. Tha delegatee were selecteg Wagaaaiiw^^^^ George R. Berrldge, Mrs. dam ey and Mra. W. R. AHaH. •*s&* Stratheem Hendrle Robert Henkel Philip H. McMillan Bidney T. Miller Francis Palms Jerome H. Remick