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FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 1917.
ESTIMATES DOW TOTAL 30 MILLION Council Completes Pruning of $10,000,000 From Requests ALDERMEN DE FEND SCHOOL CUT Board of Estimates To Lop Off AC Least $6,000,000 Th# board of Mtlirsteo, wh/i It convene)* April 8 to take up the <s»»y budget figures as panned by the council will bare before It estimate* totaling $36,883,738 Os this amount Al>out $16.000.000 la o be rain«*d by bond lanue, the remainder te be pro cured by direct tai levy. Thla leave* about that the council I .a left to go on the tax rolla un Use the board of estimate* inter vene* and does a very efficient prun ing job. tn amount that is $2,000 <HX more than was finally allowed by the board of estimate* a year sfo to be ratted by both taxation sod bond issue Cut* made by the committee* were followed In general b> the council In committee of the whole, the aggregate pnintng bv the alder manic body amounting to less than flff.UOO.OOtl from th» original esti mate#. ahlch with ihe supplement sin. totaled more thsn $46,000,000, General crlilcl«m of the claim*' and account* committee for having cut more than $2 304),000 from the w hool estimates groused Aid Albert Runs, chairman, Thursda>. The total re quests of the hoard of education amounted to $lO 614.772 11. "The board of education or any one else ha* no to complain l>»tau*e of the treatment - that the school estimates re< rived at the hands of the committee and the com mittee of tiie whole." he said "Aft er the council had finally passed on •he figures. Supt Chadsey told me that the council had treated the hoard exceedingly well, and that he was pleased with »h« liberality of the aldermen " Richard l.indsay, city clerk, who ia a member of the new board of estimates, predicts ihat after the iMHird bf estimate* £ft* thru with the figures the bu«lg< t Will he less lba|i $10,000,0011 or s«,<V.)Oy|Mo le«« than as parsed by the council Member* of the new board of esti mates are the mayor, corporation i ounael. city clerk, till lixaaurep end controller. All ho their first meeting is iet for Aprjl 8. It I* cx peefed Iha* tbe> will star* work on the figures as passed by the coun ell before that date Following are the amount* allow ed by the aldeimen in the various funds Detroit "Itv sink's* $444 4*4 7J irter,st 4*4? *-X Si water commis si as. 1T4.A00 street op-ping 1*.051. contingent. s22s.tire department retirement and pension, sjJ.a,o, pn l-ce pension. $4,110 siifie rsn misted police lit,4 40 re. inter - r.'urt. sl*,- .*o. ft* rswißliS i I 11 *5. notice. | :js.t>u poor rommlaslnn 4770.1X7.50. puMi« heslth J.’.MS J*4 - 3*. public lighting ll.Jio.4ir, »: pub lic Tlbrgry, 11. 320. *70 '• public en tertainment. st.J>oo hoard of educa tion. M.lto oai i 4 I* V W general. *1*3.415. general road |.l,f»* i.7,l 11, public sewer, lI.Jon r,o£, public hutld ng *444 SM 71 garbage. S3OO ?4 » *•: market. |l 41.0.1 H tlellr Isle bridge, SIJ. *3s. park end boulevards, sl,- 10 4*4 i ; gcnnal li. 507.154.1 T. GROUND GLASS IN BANDAGES Red Cron* Supplies Tampered With, AH*ertfi Physician NF7W YORK, March 29. —"ln one cr two Instance* »c have found ground glass in bandage* prepared for the Red 4 roe*," l»r Altrert W Traub. director o( the Atlantic di vision of *h»* Rod Cross, said this nfternoon in denying Philadelphia dispatches quoting him as charging wholesale spy plots to poison sup pile* "These have been promptly detected ind the cases reported to the proper authorities, "What I wished to emphaslxe was the need of piopei* caution In prep aration of medical supplies lest such tampering cccur, Only i»y thorn In suerting and pncktrrg ot chapter, |.f rdquatters can Red Cross n.aie iihl be pioiected. uot only against tampering, but what Is more danger • us. again*' tnfc«‘ti<,n and Insani tat) handling " Peddltr Sue* Patrolman Benjamin Kramer. :i peddler, started hull in circuit court Thurs tlay against patrolman Archibald Hurkhardi, of the r>etrolt police de partmrnt. for SI,OOO damages be rnuse of Injuries he says he received when Durkhsrdt and other officers raided a saloon In Hastings at. He complains that Iturkhardt beat him on the head and neck A jury trial haa been called Following the eximple sef by lamdon school girl# last year, some 6#o girl students us the University of Toronto have snn« unted th-Mr In tsnttan to spend 'he coming summer vr.cgtion at work tr munition sac turlea and at agriculture. 32,258 Hit the Trail In Billy Sunday** Buffalo Campaign I ■ . .U. Billy Sunday's campaign In Hus falo, Juat brought to a close, netted 32.26$ convert*, about 3 004) more than Iretrott'* mark. The trail hit ters have |jeen handed over to the charge of the churches as follows: Methodist churches 7,*01 Pr-ebyterlan . 4.J17 United Presbyterian 43? Baptist .... « 1,110 Evangelical I.l*l Church of Christ .... Congregational s7* Reform churches 4*o United Brethren Out-of-town .X 7,4«7 Episcopalian I.4SJ (dithersn i.s7| Catholic 01$ Mi t.reW 40 Undesignated (no church) ... 70* Mlw sltaneous 4*o Christian Helenes I*4 Total a*.2s» ORAFT BILL IS ORBED ON PRESIDENT Senator Chamberlain Pleads for Support of His Measure BY ROBERT J. BKNDKK (Ala/7 Carrs*pmyprnf United Pres*) WASHINGTON. March 30 I-and defense problems and propositions held the president’s chief attention Thursday in bis consideration of pre paring the nation for the existing state of wr.r, formal announcement of which »# expert«*d Tuesday. Henator Chamberlain, chairman nf the military commit tec of the up per body, called at the White Moure i his afternoon to tell the president ihat he should embody in bis com ing message a flat tecomraendatlon for universal military training Chamberlain explained sh<* con Drence w»t* held partly at the In stance o 8 the president.’ and partly at bia own tequest. Just before Chamberlain called. t J «'cretar> »f the Navy I *nl*|s went tu the While House .to lay beford ihe president details of all his de partment hed done la sea defense work. "We disbursed the genetwl military situation,.’’ Chamberlain said. "Os course I urged that th»- prevulent rignify hl.« approval of some form cf universal service. If the presi dent would gey behind universal i.Hillar y service, tt i ould be passed, i believe. Mow ever, he has not man I< sie.j an> change m hi; opinion. "I nttl so rte other hills better than liiy eern are advanced I w»M con t niie-eL push my bill forward.’* Six representatives today sent out a tall fur a "get together dinner’ to jnorrow rp crmgresrmen #h*» lavwr universal military service. They l-lar to start at that time oiaos for military legislation The six repre sentatives are McArthur. Oregon; Green. Vermont, Matt, New York. Grey, New Jersey; Gardner. Ma..su chusctt* and M ’Coreeffk of lllinolr. Hotel Man Die* in Auto. George K Elder, proprietor of the hotel bearing his name at No 88 Grand* River ave . Jird sudd«nly of heart failure lat# Wednesday sfte. noon, while sitting Ri'hls automobile lb front of No 228 Avery ave. Me had driven to that addiess wph I . B Hershey. W’hen the automobil. stopped, Mr Elder complained of pains about his heart Hershey sum moned Dr R M Martin, of No ion* Fourteenth sve . but before the nhy > ician arrived Mr. Elder had rxptr ed. The ho*eiman Is survived by hi* widow More than 40 women were employ ed In demonstrating *nd selling r.otor car* at the recent' autorao uile show in Boston Jk “The Wedding Mp Ring Store” MWtljJlE aro truly proud of the title: □Jy The Wedding Rmg Store of Detroit, no less than of the ' 'gP popularity of thin department. //Jf It betokens, we believe, an appreci ation <>f our store and our merchan dis*. that is without equal tn th# jewalry business. X Purely, nothing ia seized with more enrw than the IJttle hand that signalixea the sarredr tie of matrimony. Resides 14 and 18 kt. gold rings of various’ weight* we are show’ng platinum rings, dia mond-paved and hand-carved orange hlosaom ring*. Priced as low as $5.00; priced as high as $550.00 gallon Woodward at Gratiot "The Sallan Corner" WOMEOASK CHANCE TO 00 TO WAR Many Seek to Enlist In , Both Army and Navy RECRUITS FLOCK TO LOCAL OFFICES Enlistments Grow Rap idly As Crisis Be comes More Acute Detroit’s patriotism Is showing up now that the country Is facing a crisis in a rather unusual way. Re cruiting officers say they exported a big rush of applicants when the necessity for men became apparent and in this tttey were not surprised, hut the remarkable thin* about re crulting here-4* that many women want to go to war. Lieut RlrEgrdson. In charge of the local naval recruiting station, ha? had applications from 14 women In the last few days, but he has no* enlisted any In the absence of or ders from Washington giving nVi at thorify to do so MaJ F\ E. I’helps. the army re cruiting officer, has had about an equal number of applications from wofhen and both officers report that the applicants are of a high type, most of them being business women who are employed down town, but a few of them arrived at the re cruiting offices in automobile* and bore every evidence of being wrafthy and educated Lieut. Richardson says that *ev etal of the women who applied to him for admission into the navy w,re not so enthusiastic when tolil that even if they were enlisted thev would be used on shore duty, tak Ing the place of men clerks who could go Into the rarks They said they wanted to go aboard shi# and *• * aitual fighting r.nd participate in it The sanie Is true of the women who have sought admission to the army All of them would make financial sacrifices to enlis* eirt they are not eager to do It if tt»y will he employed at clerical work, Unless they can be regular Amaron# They don’t want to go. Enlistments In all branches of the service grown rapidly ia the'last few days, or since the presi dent issued his rail for volunteer*. It- times of peace the various re nutting offices enlist five or six men s week. Now they are get ting WoH-e than numbwr eor«ry day. The present crisis also Is bring ing out a much better class of men physically than In ordinary tiroes Usually not more than 2S per cent of the applicants are accepted while n«>w at least 60 per cent pa.*x n.t.sjLer, Several- clergymen have asked the local offices for positions as et aplainv hut these applicants have keen referred to Washington. Chap ls’ns are commissioned officers, en lering the service as lieutenants and they are appointed by the prcsl d* nt. Unit. Richardson has sent a rw nuitlnr party out to tour the sta'e tr an effort to get more recruits for the navy. The party is in charge of Jn«eph P Onlette, ituef wafer tender, and he has with him an ex amining physician so that recruit* may he accepted at once and sent on to Detroit from where they will b» shipped to the Great training station. Orders have been received by Ueut. Richardson to enlist it m«i from Dairoit for lit# oovy s aviation servten Os the** flvp will be taught to operat* aeroplane# and five will be mechanicians DRUG VICTIM GROK DEAD Man Supposed to Be Charles P. Beckwith Succumbs In the Street The body of a white haired man supposed to be Charles P. Beckwith was found Thursday mArtnng on the sidewalk at the foot of Flsk-ava., clad in neat but worn clothing and beering the evidences of self-respect mg care. Me had succumbed to an overdose of drugs In his pockets were a dosen vari eties of poisons, derivation* of morphine and laudanum. With ih« opiate* were several cleanly-typed sheets, recording Ills confinement In EJolse. He had written a ions letter from the county poor house to ble brother, telling of hla struggle against a ruinous habit. Charles P. Beckwith ia the signa ture on the letter, which I* dated March 12. With it is a letter from Dr. R K Beckwith, of lonia, a broth er, telling Beckwith that eL>«il* year* he had little hope of recovery. Typed in the same dean, incisive writing were a doten humorous an ecdotes. which Beckwith bad at tempted to sell to some publisher at hla brother's suggest ion, and which had been returned to him The letter to his brother never had been mailed In it Beckwith rpeaka of being in the county poor house with Pred Elder, sn old-time new* paper man. Ed Conley, clerk for Coroner Roth acher, took charge of the body. He haa not determined whether death was accidental or due to s lirlde. It is thought that after leaving IClotse to shake off his dependence as best he could. Beckwith accidentally took an overdose Hl* v htte hair was neatly combed, his hands were roft, clean and well kept He was between 60 and 60 years old. rHs4tsa*-al, slats a*a« Irts* -4>at la ri«bt—Tlmm Jafc D»ft—gala 489* (v Do vou want YOUR vote counted in future AS YOU VOTE IT? If YOU do. THEN VOTE, on Opril 2nd, for ffk Charles T. Wilkins For Recorder COURT) and an HONEST. CAPABLE and FEARLESS Court, and a NON-PARTISAN Election Gommiwiioh, HONEST ELECTION BOARDS HONEST E» - MJNTS and HONEST GOV ERNMENT. ' CHARLES T. wilkins cr UNLESS CHARLES T. WILKINS IS ELECTED, THE EN- T TIRE ELECTION COMMISSION WILL BE REPUBLICAN. Measured Service f In Chicago and Milwaukee measured service is largely used and the telephone companies have received many letters cordially endorsing the measured service system. One of these is from the publisher of the Chicago Daily Journal, who writes: “Like many other lair* users of telephone service, we were in doubt to whether the measured service would prove* satisfactory. I am pleaseti to advisq you now that it ii entirely so. t *Tt is our opinion that we get more prompt and efficient service thsn under the old plan. j “Our auditing department informs me that your company has alway* been both prompt and fair in investigating and adjusting any small differ ences that have aneen. We have no desire what ever to return to the old way." ® ■ Michigan State Telephone Company DKTROIT TIMES SHERMAN’S DEFINITION ALL WRONG “War Has Hell Beaten Hundred Ways,” De troit Boy Writes Msrnlt H Powell, Detroit news paperman and native Kentuckian, who ha* butn fighting with th* Brit ith arret*# In FTatic* th* last year, Is in a I portion recovering from the effect* of 'nhaliag poison on* gases He expects to leave for lb* Canadian depot shortly and be back In the ata’es by May. Pcwall enlisted In the Ninety Dints battal ion In Windsor 18 .nonth* ago, but was transferred to a British unit fctter arrival in London In a letter dated "Bllghtlv." March 6, to a Detroit frien 1 be soys. "Blighty ’ mean* Kngl*r>4 te British ■ol4>«r* on active *«rvie*. The trench soldier* do not put It second even to be*ven ti e dealrnhl* place to go To get to "Blighty" from France a man haa to b# ahot all to ’*ll, elthar by Frltia Iron rattona or a few million ba'-111l of some deadly dlseaea. t bit off a hit too much of that aweet-amslltn* stuff gae My left lung eion went “pie ’ and I am now tn a whack Joint In lk>nd<>n. under a sign marked "T. B." When I first cam* here I triad to anuff out for a week or so But the good die young and only th* good The medical officer said yesterday that I was about well and would b« Mnt to a convalescent camp in a few daya. On account of having been marked T. B” at one time l shall llke|> gel my ticket and cell on you In a few weak* Gaa effect* are all that bother m* now and thay will gradually disap pear according to the medical ahgrka I’m hoping. Th* commanding officer here allowa three passes a weak t have been soalng a few ahowa the past fortnlgm The boys who went to the Mexican border last summer were Indeed lucky to have inaction. We have been getting the -*npoette 54 hour* a day the whole of the time in France There was e felion- In the atates named Sherman -a tighter eo we will call him "Kid ftherman." He aald War Is hell " and missed it an awfully long ways The war I ran Into had hell beat a hundred ways and then some Asa postscript he says. "No peaco till fall or winter." SPEEDER DRAWS STIFF SENTENCE Justice Heston Warns Motor Drivers That Jail Terms Await Law Breakers Police Justice Heaton gave evi dence Thursday morn mg that hr will bank Police Commissioner Cousens In hla crusade against an tomobile speeders, when he Imposed a Ana of 930 with the alternative of a 30-day sentence on Ouy hi Tyler, of No. 17 Winder at., who was found guilty of violating the motor speed law. “I will not only impose Ones on speeders.” warned Justice Heston, “but I believe a few Jail sentences would help eliminate this evil. I hope this sentence will make it plain to motorlats that this court means business. Pedestrians have a right to use the streets In safety, and this right la not going to be taken away by automoMls owners.” Justice Rellers declared he too favored sowers eentenres In the cases of speeders “It’e blah tlm.» that something was done." be said. "The carelessness of motorists snd it' resultant loss of life is appallinr I'll do all I can to stop it." Cltissnshlp Rush Continues. Mors than 500 aliens have taken out Arst citizenship papers In the United States district court clerk's office this week, an average of more than 100 s day. The rush is duo u. the present international crisis snd to the work of factory managers, who hsvs been urging their em ployee to take out their papers majority of the persons who have mads declarations of intention to become citizens this week have been Russians and Hungarians Oir! students of Simmons college have voted to give up their social activities in case of oar and devote their time to work for the governmen» ——" “We ll wear last spring's suits and give our money to our country” ho been adopted as the slogan of the New York women’s society organiz ing for ro'litary service. sl2 and sl4 Spring Novelty Shoes *9-85 ■ W 1500 pairs of the season’s best models in grey and two tone effects must be sold immediately to make room for late spring creations just arriving. Sale will positively end Wednesday night, April 4th. GASS-WHITNEY SHOE CO. Exolusivo Agents for * Dr. A. Reed Cushion Shoes 272 Woodward Avenut I • aTold imitation lank Jafea Kbborti <kat <*«►.. Far tho namr at |kr msk- mik.ri of snKS'* thotx era. HI a FOR K-EIiCTIM " .--jr HOSMER Born in Detroit 1866* ) Graduated Michigan University 1875. Elected in 1887 Judge Circuit Court On jt m.i; aMhtiK s. Mossncn bench since t^ri. ■ .1- ■ , 1-LM.1..1 IIMM , ■'■■■nr I T Look for Name In Democratic Column t ■j Certificates of Character \ M The best certificate of character nowadays is a Bank Book. It shows that you are thrifty—that you know how to manage your own affairs—that you have the makings of success in you and that petty worries don’t interfere with your personal efficiency. I Ons Dollar Will Open an Account With tho German American Bank :—- Griswold and Lafayette • 'hens ,tr.d CJratiot Murk and ML Elliott Grsflot and Hastings- Woodward and Eliot Jos. l ampau and Newton Fitted by THIRTY-SIX YEARS Practice in Ml Ceerts COLONEL Bom and ralaed la Warn# rouaty. li/alfor K3f*|A||J Educated in Normal col ft Cl lIC I Uul lUVf |, K , and rnirereity of Michigan H Graduate law department Oat reraity of Michigan, 1111. Practiced hia profeeaioa la De troit nine# 1112 AaaiaUat corporation <-minae! city of Detroit pant nine yeara. Secretary Detroit department public worka IPOS-19O&. , • Y Thtrt y <me rear*' active n»IW tary eervlca without pay devoted to your protection Spanteb American war veteran Veiiran border duly daaa 191« to January. 111? HE has sfrtfd YOiT faithfully and wtU. MR. CITIZEN. Will YOU stand by For CIRCUIT JUDGE HIM —* Candidacy announced by petition of 2,000 rotors, but to# late foi Bar Association Primary. 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