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WEDNESDAY, MARCH F4, 1917.
COUZEHS HASHISH HOPES, BUT POLICE KEEP RICH! OH WITH THEIR BUHCUHB Emil Schmidt Case Just Another Instance of Incompetence MEN NOW SOUGHT HAD 3-DAYS’ START Folic* Oommlaaltner Jam** Coumos admitting that tb* number of killings la Detroit daring the laet twc months presents a deplorable condition, defends the department's poor work on homicide cnees by sav ins bis men In the detective bureau are working from 12 to 11 hour* s day* They are doing all they v-*n.‘ the commissioner says, and then he adds that be la hopeful that there will be a '‘streak’’ of lucky circum stances that will wind up the In vestigation of these urimes about as rapidly as they occurred If tho Detroit detective# working on these cases spend their time on nil of them as they did In the brat week of the effort to catch the slay ers of Patrolman Bcnfl R Schmidt, they could plug along faithfully 24 hours a day and show no better result*. Th* Schmidt Investigation was I uncled, ind no one knows it bet ter tliaii some of the veteran offi cers who worked on U. Schmidt was killed on a Tuesday It waa not until Friday that the officers rilsoov * red the wire tapping outfit '.wo doors from the Detroit Savings hink hragrh at Grand River- and War len-avea. The wire-tappers are *u* pected aa the slayers of g»«- ofll cars From Tuesday until Friday, tha squad of men working on tho .a**- derated moat of their efforts to trying to faatan guilt on a trio of drunks All eirrumatanoo* indicat ed that the men who killed Schmidt must nave taken a cool aim and Rred accurately. The men who were eirested bad been drunk all of the night before, and If Schmidt had stopped them it Is probable thst they would have welcomed a ntffbt* sleep in the golden rule cell rather than try to make a getaway Some of the ofllcrni wbo thought the arrests were valuable ones rotated significantly to the fact that the men contradicted themselves They were in such a of mind that it la doubtful if they knew what they were saying At least one officer—he has done much impoitant work for the de partmen' during hie long term of service—reniiaed that the depart ment was on the wrong trail. He didn't hesitate to say so but he was told bv his superior to continue to investigate in the hope of “get ting something oo” Cl* three sue ports Then, three davs after the slav mg. came the discovery us the wire tappers' outfit, and the suspect* were promptly released. In Hit meantime the reel slayers had gain ed a threeday* start. Persons :n police headquarters wondered what had becotne>of the roller efficiency system when It was announced that Dftoctites Black ami Itkk would be sent to the Inauguration of Pranident Wllaon Washington to assist in protecting • lie cpnwds against pickpockets. Black and Hick have made enviable records >ii tkc department, but not as officer* whose specialty ta “lamp tog" crooks. The Detroit depart ment boaxt* ths services of Detec live Frank Wilkinson who has es tablished a country wide record as an officer who is quick to recognise a man from a photograph. "Spot ting' crlti’inala has been Wilkin won's specialty. Hs has devoted jnars to this particular work. Wil kinson stayed at home Jurtng the Inaugural. Tho the department la now 60 men Condensed Statement of Wayne County and Home Savings Bank Detroit, Michigan At the Close of Business, March 5, 1917. RESOURCES: Real Estate First Mortgage* $20,942,568.24 Bonds 6,353,722.51 Collateral 1/oans 8,172,613.04 Idtan* and Discounts 5,992,333.51 Hanking Houses and Branches 1,481,972.82 Cash on Hand and in Ranks 11,853,599.06 Total $54,796,809.18 LIABILITIES: Capital Stock $ 3,000.000.00 Surplus • 3.000.000.00 I ndivtded Profits L 065.116.04 Commercial Deposits 10.082,547.80 Savings Deposits 37.646.143.34 $54,796,809.18 The Michigan National Rank of St. Clair Heights Is Owned by the Stockholders of the Wayne County and Home Savings Bunk short, the civil service commission will bold no examination* for pros pectlve police officers this month because only five have made applt cations At the end of the montl\ the shortage will be increased, he cause It la known that several more men are contemplating resigning A jury In Judge Jefftlea court Monday afternoon evidently placed more faith In the words of Alex Protick, of No. 11l Theodore-st. f than In the testimony of offitars wbo were prosecuting him on a charge of grand larceny It wna charged that Protidr stole braes vnl ued at MlO A confession wss In <induced, but Protlck said he had made it only after officer* had beat en him and twisted his wrists. The court charged the Jury to disregard the confession If It believed it wa# not voluntary. The verdict was not guilty." ASKS COURT TO MAKE COUZENS CLEAN SIDEWALK Police Commissioner Con sens’ name was brought into an ordinance case before Judge Jeffrlf# In the re corder's court. Tuesday. J. P. Ma son. of Mason A Company. No St* Holden building, has fieen haled into court several I me* to expliin unclean conditions of the walk on the southeast corner of Jeffn.on ami Connors eve* Mr. Mgson nav» tn* ordeal of coming to court for the condition of a walk with which (Vm mirsioner Couxen* has more t> do than he is weary ins him. In a note to Judg*» Jeffries on the hack of the summons served on him. Mr Meson write*: "The south east corner of Jefferson and Con t nrs-av* belongs to the Highland Ihtrk State bank of Detroit. See Mr. Couse ns’ Mr. Coutens is president of ths bank mentioned, and, as sdWi. Mr. Mason regard* Mr Coutens as more responsible for the condition of the property than he. The ra*e agalnet Mason was dls missed. CONDENSED STATEMENT OF / Merchants National Bank DETROIT, MICH. Al Close of Business March 5. 1917. RESOI RCES IsOMn.s and Discount* $ 7,861,019.70 Bond*, Securities, etc 888,971.92 Cuntoment’ Liability under letters of credit. . 20.000.00 Overdrafts 3,171.03 ( ash Resource*— Due from Bank* $1,326,897.32 ('ash on hand 763,314.47 Due from U. S. Treasurer. . 5,000.00 2,095,211.79 Total $10,868,377.44 LIABILITIES Capital Stock $ 1.000,000.00 Surplus 250,000.00 I ndivided Profits, Net 262.505.91 Reserved for Interest 24,224.08 Reserved for Taxes 18,320.76 Letters of Credit 20,000.00 Bills Payable 350,000.00 Deposits 8,943.326.69 Total $’ 0,868,377.44 orrinca* 4»ki BallaaUM PrnMtal B»»J C. V»m*r V.oi’tN. Add. DsvlS Orar . Vl»f-Pr»»l4*»»» Alfred T. 1-•«■«*► m W«r. mt f’re*l«a Jtha Iraarlrr. , . V !«■•-Preside■< Henry WOex, * leaf. Caakler Walter H Jay .... Aaaf. (aakler DUUDCTORS Jek« Rallaatya# David Oray Walter O. Hrl(|i Orra I. Ha wee Hack i ttlaen Jake f lt»naMt* Say IC. Daaaker Kaaeaa W. I,*vli Harare r. Dnd«e Alkwrt B. Sleeper Jekn KndlreM Krederlrfc W. Ilmai l umen W. (<eedes*a*k Rmll Strak Beujaaila T. Takta Child Disappointed Because Judge*s Hair Hasn't Turnmd White Judge Hulbert’f hardest work Is to be on kl* dignity, As judge of the Juvenile court he has to make his rebukes and acoldlng do the work of sterner punishment to the prisoners of tender years who are brought before Mm. LJttl* Evelyn Robinson came with her mother, Mr* Margaret Roblnaon, to see him about a pension Evelyn la 10 years old, but ah* never walked until ehe waa five, and hasn't learned yet not to say wbahakc thinks. She took one look at the judge and then be gaa to chatter. Nobody being able to understand the girl but her mother, the court attache* wondered what the trouble was. Judge Hulbert inquired “She's disappointed because you haven't white hair,’' aaid Mrs. Rob inaon reluctantly after the court had pressed her to make known what the youngster was saying. He told her that he would be white haired before long He might have some the next time she came he said FIRE THREATENS ENTIRE BLOCK IN LOS ANGELES rx>g ANOEI.ES, Cal., March 12 —Fire originating In a shampoo par lor in the basement of the Wilson building today, threatened the de structlon of all buildings on the west side of Broadway between Fourth and Flfth-st# Every fire company In the city w-as called to fight the blase which threatened to extend to the OccJ. dental Hotel annex. Twenty worn en were rescued from the annex by firemen HAGER WINS BY THREE VOTES IN H. P. ELECTIONS Complete returns from the High lnnd Park village election held Monday, yhow Frank K Hager aln net of the contest for the vltlffte presidency by three Wager received 1,194 votes recording to the official court, while Austin received 1,191. Auntin will probably ask for a re count. Harry Slrsons defeated R. M Ford the present Incumbent for the office of village clerk. The two »rats In the tillage coun ctl a ere wou ny Frnnk fadd an<9JK’ A. Rankin WILL COMBAT MORMONISM Detroit Churches Will Fedsr ste to Fight Influences For EvU A federation of the Protestant churches of Detroit to combat the many evil influence* of the city la contemplated by the various sect*, end a proposal to .’orm the federa tion will be made at an earlv date offer It has been oonatdered by the governing bodies The federating Is aimed particularly at Mormrmiwn. and means will »* sought to com BA t Its spread "As for the Mormons, there are two Mormon churches in Detroit and they are proselyting as fa»t a« they can." said Dr. W. B Garts. of it k r \ A ii / iL iliittmlMlilJillMiN Keeping Up With Uncle Sam The commerce of the United States is growing it a phenomenal rat*. Tonnage on the New York Central Lines has increased 76% in the past ten years. About $50,000,000 worth of new equipment was added last year to take care of the increased freight and passenger traffic. $600,000,000 has been expended since 1901 for permanent improve ments on the New York Central Lines “America’* Greatest Railway System* 9 We must look ahead, plan ahead and build accordingly, to be able to meet the demands of commerce for increased service and facilities. This the railroad cannot do from earnings alone. New capital ii required which will com# only as the public sees to it that ratio* legislation, taxation and wage demands are fair, insuring a reason able and permanent retwo on the hiveafent V * A Bank Statement That Any Man or Woman Can Understand THE GERMAN AMERICAN BANK March S, 1917. STATEMENT The Bank Owen to Depositor! 96,929,289.79 A cflni«rr»tiv» banker always has this ' nd*budn«ee In mind. and he ar ruiM«s his assets so as to be able ta m**#t any faauaat for yeraaeat For this purpose we have: Cash 1*202,899.00 i(Void. Bank Wotee and Syecla> aad with le*al dapoattorlee returnable on demand. Checks on Other Banka. 237,488.28 Payable In an* day. l oan* to Individuals and Corporations 3,’>86.304.29 We Own Bonds and Mortgage* on Real Estate 2,462.602.89 Our Branch Banking House* 161,040.31 All located In Detroit. Total to Meet Indebtednene 97.630.328.71 This Leaves a Surplus of 707,041.92 Which become* the property of the atoobholdara after fhs debte of the depositors era paid and la a ffuarent fund upon which wa sollait new dcpoelte and rataln Ihoac which hare been lod***d wtth ua far many peace Main Office: Lafayette and Griswold St rrvt isanches in operation Chan# and Qratiat Q rat lot and Heatlnga Mack and Mt Clhott Woodward and IHot •pringwall* ard Scrndala TWO BRANCHES UNDE* CONSTRUCTION Hamilton and Webb Jooeph C«mp«u and Nawtan GEORGE H. k!R( HNER, President EI)M ARD YENTBCH, Coehler DETROIT TIMES Weetminster church. Tuesday. 'The public la not aware of this There I* no federal lew against poiygoaoy The Mormon* are able to evade the state law# thru their enormous In fluence in matters of They claim that they can control !1 mates politically, and it la belles *d that they also control the Union Pacific. Senator Frank cannon, of Utah, formerly a Mormon, la coining to Detroit, to acquaint the people with the actual situation He la be lag brougnt her* by the National Reform vaaoriatlor, which waa founded just after the Civil war. (Tie of tha head* of the Mormon Church testified before a commit tee rarently that he was vtlll a poly gam Cold* Delay Justice Court*. Justice Richter baa not been In court since Friday, having been threatened with pneumonia. whlA Justice Marscbner, Tueadhv morn ing. wa* forced to adjourn all hta uum but ibota needing immediate »u<ttk« and Imv» court at II o’clock Tfeo overcrowded condition of tka baiemaot Justice courts, m which many people. many of thorn suffering from fold* and catarrhal complaints. ara hardod for several Loops at a timo, at peers the Ju*tic%s and oour* clorka to oolda, particu lar!)’ at tlwa time of year *h-n the ailment* art- so prevalent. Man la Asphyxiated. John Johnson 40 years old, was found dead la bad In tha Havoy ho tel, Tuesday morning. Coroner Rot hoc her believes tha case to be one of asphyxiation. The body vu taken to tha county morgue. Children Cry FOR FLETCHER'S CASTOR I A Msttae- -TO* slala seat RUR—«k*i h rlehf- T<»»« J«k H*t* 4SSS. REPORT OF CONDITION or THE R R wiv'Old Detroit 1 KfflffimlLun At tha Close of Bunneii March Bth, 191? RESOITICES Loans and (Discounts |M,SS44UI U. •. Sonde 1M6.0u0.00 Bond* and Securities Federal Reserve Sank Stock Subscription //t.WOJI Boat CaUta 100.000.00 •afe Deposit Vaulta, Furniture and Fixtures 147,041.11 Customer* Liability under Letter* of Credit....... 4,SBBJS Foreign Bill* Purchased 4JSJI CASH RESOURCES Due from U. 0. Treaeurer t 202^80.00 Due from Banka I.BM.TOS.M Due from Reaarve Agente •.641.995.7S Cash an Hand 4.038,020.02 — 110,080,041.41 004,1a MMO LI ABILITIES Capital Stock $ 84QBJ0BJS Surplue Fund 2.600,000.00 Undivided Preflte. Net 540,80848 Reserved for Intereet and Taxee 200,108J0 Circulation 1,348.00040 Bond Account 200J004Q Stile Payable with Federal Reeerva Bank.. B7BJOSJS Lettera of Credit 4JOOJS Foreign Billa Rediecounted 4JBIJI O'pouU 53.47M0t.70 S44.I4SJSBJS OFFICERS 4lea. CrPkrrtM. chairman of the Beard Uery W • < lerfc. President Fllllie J. Grey Vlr»-l’rr.l*»«i W. A MeWhiaaey *—- ceaMat * T. Dtliraff Vlre-PreeMeel Klnter K. Pnrd 4m(. Oat Met Prank G tnlik Vlr. I’rr.U.ai F* feHltl#. ~ . VPt. I'MBltt - T - M * L "Merit K. Smith teat. BBFra Ni MJJS • O ISP •FrPSl4s®f Jssiss 4 U 1 laoa ■dwerd C.tfahler Vice-President Mtran W. OteSa 4MtcSC Jehe M Her. VUe Preeldeat Menr" j. arMnuwJkai cSSC Walter G. Mrhnlsnn . |.. p. Vlee-Preeldrel and Cashier Mgr. Ptr.lfß liefemeeßtfh RKPORT OP (ORDITIOR or dbtton ®nst tfonuttop Detroit. lOkbtgan at close of business March 6th, 1011. tMoract* collateral I*aaaa * >MM,aH » ■•■4s. SUrtiaaev. a>erk». ate. a.0*0.404 St Kvrsltai* aaR nitarvi MMH 'V Real r.etata— ItlaSr Tssb •■ Head aa4 la B««k» * auMUM St T*tsl .. IMIUfV S UAiiLmaa Capital stark, paid la tl.eaSySM M *«rplna FVad. earned OPUM Ur' I adlvtded resits. Mt # First «l»rt|ac* Tr«st o*ll Sm4s ||M| K| Trait Ikspaslts F4AfU VP *•••* ' mjmjKt w . board or iwaEOToasi -f Henry M. Campbell. Chairman Henry B Ledxard Frank W Blstr FrederickX. AlflMr F J. Hecker Allen F Edwards Jerome H Remirk Henry Ruesel OeraJd J McMechsa rJI7. Charles A Ducharme J C. Hutchins hVJiTv V” RoS «Its > Harry A Cnnant Fred T. Moran Tsmea T krlfltka Albert L Btephena J. H Poole w HoMmWX ' Paul F Barley Hal H. Smith Arthur 0 Bishop Burnham 6. Colburn FranctsC McMath Francis Palms Security Trust Company DITROrT, MICHIGAN CONDENSED STATEMENT do of March 6. 1917. RCSOURCCS Collet# ra I Loan* |1124/481.d0 Loan* on Roal lat ate «... .. MM 2,O£SjMBJt Bonds \ ~ «*U?4.18 Bond* and MortgaQoo with State Treasurer./OA. 'OO.OO Advanooe to Trueta ido,d4o.fS Furniture and Fixtures aeoae l.tWlßfe Caoh and Duo from Roaarvo A#aw4a —— VNMVMi LfAGfLITIEa. _ Capital ...| MQ/nOflO Surplus - - ~| -.-. T . ¥ annrtnnnf Undivided Froflta * MMH.9 Truat Dopoafta ASOS.JSS.rB Accrued inter eat. Taxaa. ate.. . .... RJOJt Miiß) «r nnaKTron EC - ? Iflir J M JoStaasß Um W. Bewaa OWease W. Lewie ■eerr «. BrnOoH WUlaa LhNpßaa Lee N. Betaef M. 7 Mentf ZKeat a Oimo Chuiee OITmS Samoa ST ■■ldee itdiai a. Fifta Jmmmm T Wbttebemd Cond«tMd Statantot at Comdltl— if Itcmiiir'DasrfiNßßarc At oloee of baelneoe March 5, 1917. aMoratoi C*Oatwel Uaei. Tie* ee« Dteaat ..... • IJMUR f| I •ana m BmJ Bartata I m O fdee i.*> 4,000 M rn*M mm R«el Mirtiiin. wttb «t*l* Treasurer aeT.lTn ee Treat (Viayear BelKt*. .*1!!.*??! 1100.000 Id Utibm* (e Treets ... .... 00.100 fS (eeb te K»kt. (ease •>< Peak t%*m» 1.1 Had 04 Te«ai aixoai.iai 1 « U4RII.ITIW ( aptiai M«e rate r» a i na.iai ee Aerylua r«*4 1.0*0.000 ee I eOleldeO PraOla, 'let I.IM.TTT ft rreal Deyaalta 0.000.000 11 Am reap leteeeet *M Taira tja.aoe 10 RreereeO for IMel4ea»4a 10.00* 00 Total O'a.oni.iti Id board or niaixTom John H Arery Samuel T. ratifies .Tohr T Ntcholf Thoa 3. B<»e«juett Walter I. Dunh«m ,>ante! I. Quirk. it. MrPhrraon Bmenlnr John M I>t( >at Horae* H Rark' ae* 4r:hur M Buhl Julius H llmm Walter &•■■'(»**■ f 4 ward n «nH*r Pratt n Haiirhett Allan Phelden Lewrrrrr K duller Julian M Ifarfla CRarle# r Aplra# lamea CV>ua*Hß Oran P llawra K*lwtril f) 4telr Pavld and Tarter Flfrhanl T Jor T <* Htertrf Jamea T. I>eea!ier Wm R Kalra H»nr» O Pterens Jamrr T. I>axle*rn Alai T Ralrlt Pf<*ne ('horlea A Dean Pldnej T M’ller H R, R aldhj a i . • get Rood company Advertisers and good results in The Times guaranteed columns. PAGE 5