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LARGEST SWORN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA.
FTERNOON ' Edition Tin: wr.ATiir.it. EWS INDIANA ftain t'i nu'ht. i-rf'l'nl ly t'irn;n:T ' mhv.y; ciiMf-r; Th;r'.iy fair. inllfT. i.ovi:i; michkian' Kain tf-nm-Jit, ;ti!.;i!.;t twrnirc t suhw. i .,! r in north .iri'l w sf. .r-ti'H..--; Thur.-'Jiy l'.'Ci! Miuw.s anl coHcr. AVERAGE DAILY NEWS-TIMES CIRCULATION FOR NOVEMBER WAS 15,998. 1 VOL. XXXII., NO.. C. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1915. PRICE TWO CENTS SOUTH BEND N E 10 BE DECIDED IT CAUCUS TONIGHT Withdrawal of William Haber mel of Corydon Leaves Three Candidates in Race With Bedwell Apparent Favorite. NAME FREE SECRETARY IN SENATE CONTEST Anderson Man Lands Job as Clerk of Upper Chamber With Indianapolis Man As sistant Session Thursday. INDIANAPOLIS. Jan. C. With tho caucuj of tho democratic members of the senate in which the otlicers for that body were chosen, out of the way, interest today centered on the meet ing of the democratic representatives to be held this evening when the race for tho speakership will be decided and tho other houso positions dealt out. Three candidates are in the race for the speakership, with Charles Bedwell of Sullivan as the apparent favorite. The meeting will be held in the houso chamber of the legislature. At tho senate caucus last night tho principle struggle was over the olliee of secretary, which finally fell to Wado Free of Anderson. Harry li. Ckillman of Indianapolis was named assistant secretary; kScn. Will Yarling of -Shelbyville. caucus chairman;' It. 1 4. Thomas of Auburn, principal door keeper, and Sen. Fred Van Nuys of Anderson, president pro tern. Senators and representatives arriv ed in largo numbers yesterday to "get settled" before the opening of tho session tomorrow. The struggle for places In tho senate and house official roster was vigorous and was almost the solo topic of discussion at tho hotels where the solons gathered, llahermcl is Out, The withdrawal yesterday of Rep. William Habermel of Corydon from tho raco for speaker of tho house, left the "field to three candidates, Mason, J, Nlblack of Vincenncs, Fred L. Feick of Garrett and Charles II. Bod well of Sullivan. Bedwell maintained his lead over tho others throughout tho day and the withdrawal of Hab ermel appeared to bo in his favor. Habermel declared he was with drawing in favor of no one, but indi cated he would "be favorable to the election of Bedwell. The Sullivan rep resentative has tho support of -Gov. Ralston and practically the entire ad ministration and tho democratic or ganization also has lined up for him. Tho report that Hep. Feick had withdrawn from the raco was cur rent about tho Denison hotel lobby in tho afternoon, but Feick denied tho report. "That report was started by those who arc opposed to mo in this race," said Feick. "All of the candidates who are running against Mr. Bed well resent the attitude tho state ad ministration has taken in the speak ership light, although wo have nothing personal against any of the candi dates. Tho withdrawal of Mr. Hab ermel from the race does nut indi cate any of the others will withdraw. Wc aro In tho light to stay to tlui finish." Speaker Mated Tonight. The following statement was made by Mr. Habermel after he announced he would withdraw: "To the end that there may be no occasion for any delay in the work of the lower house and that peace and harmony may prevail. I have decided to withdraw from the race for the speakership. This session of the house must get down to business. I am not an iconoclast. 1 pledge my best efforts toward enacting such laws as ma J represent it progressive and active democratic majority, and in doing so I shall favor any good laws no matter by whom introduced. 1 appreciate the ef forts my friends have made for mc ami thank them for their support." The employment committee, mado up of half a dozen representatives, which vv;ts appointed at a conference of holism numbers about a month ago, held a meeting at the state houso yesterday. Another meeting likely will bo held before the caucus to night. It is understood the members of the employment committee havo decided that the business of the houso can be conducted by about TO employes. The idea is to keep the number of employes down to the low est possible minimum. Pickens ILi.s llill-s, The idea of 70 employes was sug gested by members of the employ ment committer, itfter the members havo investigated the probable num ber of persons necessary to conduct the affairs of the- house adequately. Tho last house had about Ki) em ployes. The 70. it was said, will In clude clerks, stenographers, pages, doorkeepers and all mantur of em ployes. Corporation Counsel Pickens of In dianapolis said yesterday that he is preparing two bills for introduction In the assembly, dialing with city finances. As was announced by city ofJleials several weeks ago, it will be necessary for th- city to receive addi tional revenue from some source to place in effect plans for flood preven tion along the White river. Mr. Tiekens said that the bills to be intro duced i elating to this problem will provide for a special tax levy and furthermore it will provide for th sale of bonds o raise funds needed immediately carry on the work. Another bill relating to city finances I. ing prepared by the corporation counsel will p rtain to plans for rais ing fun. Is for the construction of a sewage di.-oosal plant. Mr. Pickens said that the important provisions of these iin azures a-- yet have not been j ctcided upon definitely. ' French Defense Agains'j-Zeppelin and Taub 'i - V i a . . - -v' j - ;- . w V. - . : -. v;- .. - - i I . . .-. - ; - : . J lWv x4 - . - i. , J . French gunners operating aero gun on the firing line in Belgium. The down a German aerial scout who is circling high above the allies' position in been used so effectively by the German aviators in making long Mights over Bavarian ICing on Birthday Gives $2,500 to Widows BERLIN, Jan. C ( la Amsterdam). King LiUdwig of Bavaria celebrated his seventieth birthday today by con tributing $2,S00 for the relief of wives and children of his soldiers. He also issued a manifesto praising the Ba varian army and declaring his belief that the enemies of Bavaria and the German empire would be overwhelm ingly defeated. "Hvery German is now imbued with one thought to make joyfully every sacriiice for tho honor and protection of the fatherland," he said. "I ex press an earnest desire that there be no great festivities on tho occasion of my seventieth birthday. "With joy and pride I look upon the brave Bavarian army which has confirmed its ancient renown in glori TO T GIVING BRIDE ILL Relatives of Rich "Movie" The ater Owner Who Died Mys teriously Will Seek Part of Large Estate Left to Wife. ABC OLA, 111., Jan. k Relatives of Fred 'Matters, moving picture thea ter owner, who died mysteriously Monday at his home in Chicago, today said they would contest tho will by which the aged man left practically all of his $150,000 estate to his bride of three months, Mrs. Dollie Farrier Ledgerwood Matters. Also they said they expected to go to Chicago and testify at the inquest, hoping they might be able by throw ing light, on Matters' habits, to help solve the mystery of his death. Tho inquest will be resumed tomorrow. The funeral was scheduled for today here, the body of the former Areola business leader having arrived last night. Principal among the relatives who say they were told by Matters they would be "handsomely remembered'' in his will are Mrs. 'Minnie .Snyder, Miss Mary Letald and Mr. and Mrs. J. hi. Leland. They say they will lay their evidence reforo the coroner's jury and insist upon the most careful examination into the cause of Mat ters death. TO KFSFMF. IXQirKST. CHICAGO, Jan 6. The inquest in to the death of Fred Matters, moving picture theater owner, which was continued at the request of relatives down-stata. will be resumed tomoe row, it was announced today. Tho coroner has the statement of Mrs. Pollie Ledgerwood Matters, the bride, that she sought to counteract the ef fect of too much whiskey by giving Matters a dose of Trional. a sleeping potion. Atty. Thomas P. Octigan. represent ing the bride, today said that if the threatened contest against Mr. Mat ters' will was made, he would pro duce an earlier will and that if that too was broken, he would insist upon his client's standing for her dower rights as a widow who would en title her to all the real estate and half the personal property. The most of the $l."c,00u estate is realty. At the inquest. Mrs. Matters and Fred Hartman. a former business partner of the dead man, testified Matters had drunk at least it quart of whiskey before he was taken home Saturday night and had been given a dose of Trional. a slepin; potion, prescribed by his physician. ILAISISWED By VLB A Citl'Z. Jan. S. Gen. Alvaro obreu'on notified Gen. Carranza early today that he had taken full posses sion of the city of Puebla and that the Villaista forces which h defeated there yesterday were in fall flight. Fighting took place in the stretts un til a late hour last nU'ht. but tlnally the Vill.iistas were driven from their last positions. Con. obreiion reported that he took more than 000 prison:.;. Unofficial ILL CARRANZft'S FORCES -Vr'.-i ... . (I- . - s -. : ous battles and proved itself a worthy member of the German army. I thank the entire Bavarian people who in this serious time, have so splendidly proved their loyalty to the fatherland and the royal house, putting aside all diltlcultics, it has but one object, and that is to serve the fatherland. My confidence is immutable, overwhelm ing in the belief that the defeat of our enemies will assur lasting peace which is worthy of the heavy sacri fices that enable me to lead my people forward along the way of economic and cultural developments. I beseech God to protect our beloved Bavariu, the kaiser, and the fatherland, and to give the German and Austrian armies victory over our enemies. That is my innermost good wish for Bavaria on this, my 70th birthday." DEFEATED TIMS Grand Duke's Report Claims 35,000 Prisoners and Many Guns Were Captured When Ottomans Were Routed. PETROGKAD, Jan. fi.-Mn.kHi remnants of the Turkish army that invaded Transcaucusia are being pur sued today by the victorious Aussian forces. The defeat of the ottoman forces was a rout. The Russians are reported to have taken ::.",' mm.) prison ers, besides vast quantities of war munitions and many guns. The ninth Turkish corps was anni hilated, it was officially announced to day, and the 10th corps wiis so bad ly shattered that it was unable to of fer any organized resistance. Grand Duke Nicholas notified the war otlice today that the Russian vic tory was complete and paid a tribute to the valor of the Russian troops. The country through which the fleeing Turks are trying to escape will impede their movements and it is ex pected that they will lose thousands of men in tho chasms and deep streams that run through the moun tain?. Grand Duke's ItejMrt. The report of operations from Grand Duke Nicholas was as follows: "The defeat we indicted upon the Turkish army at Sari-Kamyah is com plete. The ninth Turkish army was annihilated. We captured the com mander of the corps, Iskham Pasha, the commanders of the 17th, 2Sth and 29th divisions and two of their lieu tenants with all their staffs, more than 100 otlicers and a large number of men. "The losses of the Turks in killed and wounded are enormous. We took many guns and machine guns, large quantities of ammunition and many supply columns. "The honor of capturing the com mander of the Turkish army corps fell to a single company of one of our regiments. "Our victorious troops are pursuing the regiments of the loth corps which are trying to escape and are indicting heavy losses upon the routed enemy as well as taking numerous prisoners. "In the capture of Ardahan, one of our Siberian regiments charged the enemy and sabred two companies of Turkish infantry. A squadron from the same regiment captured the col ors of the eighth regiment of infantry of Constantinople. The Turks are falling back in all directions." The Russian commander-in-chief added to his report a statement that on the ether front there was no change in the situation. reports say that fully 7'0 soldiers were killed in the battle. "We have won the greatest battle of the revolution." Gen. Obregon add ed in his report. "The soldiers loyal to the first chief are pursuing the beaten rebels." Tho streets of Puebla are said to be strewn with bodies of the dead. The battle began on the outskirts of the city but the VillaNtas were soon driven into the town by the tierce at tacks of Gen. Obregon's troops. RUSSIANS CHASE v. .v.-. :'aw:vaw J.- j -. - ' v. -.- .-. :- : y -. '- ' v- -; .- tl .: ' i . , .; - , x : ' , fl gunners are endeavoring to bring a Taube aeroplane, which has country occupied by the enemy. PUNIC IN SUBWAY Worst Accident in History of New York Tube Causes Wild Battle Among Hundreds of Imprisoned Passengers. NEW YORK, Jan. C,. Scores of persons were overcome by smoke or crushed in a wild panic that marked the worst accident in the history of the New York subway today. Early reports given out by the police and firemen called to the scene when a stalled train took tire from a short circuit at .".ilth st. and Broadway, stated that ll! persons were known to be dead and that 200 bodies'were be lieved to be in the burning cars. Investigation showed that the state ment of the police ami firemen were wholly erroneous. Otlicial records could be found of only one death, that of a woman who had died in an am- 1 bulance on her way to a hospital, and it was later learned that this woman, although seriously hurt, was not dead. At 11 :': o'clock the police depart ment made an ollicial announcement that no lives had been lost in the ac cident, which followed complete par alysis of the subway system owing to the burning out of the (able sit the main power plant. Jcapo Regarded its Miracle. That scores of persons did not per ish in the accident, however, was con sidered remarkable in view of the cir cumstances surrounding the accident. The burning train was caught far be low the surface of the street and the injured passengers had to be lifted up by means of ropes or carried out by firemen in a round-about-way. Between 7." and l'" persons were injured. Some were so badly hurt that they may die. It will be impossible, however, to secure accurate estimate of the num ber of injured until full reports aro received from all the hospitals of the city. Ambulances were called from ;ill the hospitals and the injured were taken even as far as Williamsburg and Brooklyn. The automobile salesrooms in the vicinity of the disaster were hastilv turned into tirst aid hospitals anil the desks and chairs were removed to the hallways and the streets. When first news of the magnitude of the accident was received fears were expressed that it might be a greater tragedy than the subway dis aster in Paris in the summer' of lfo:;, when 100 persons were burned to death. Smoke nils Tube. Dens 'clouds of smoke rolled up from the burning train, filling the tunnel with choking. suffocating fumes'. Twenty-five firemen fighting the llames were overcome when they dashed into the smoke-filled tube to rescue the imprisoned passengers. Eying up against the burning train was another lG-car train, each coach packed to suffocation. Following the rule of the Interboromrh Rapid Tran sit Co.. the guards at the various sta tions had allow ed every available inch j of standing room upon the trains to be tilled and both were jammed to capacity. When fire broke out panic ensued among the passengers crowded in the darkened coaches. Men struggled to , get to the exist and crashing glass as the windows were smashed mingled with the screams of women, of whom scores fainted. Hurry calls were sent to all the hospitals in central Man hattan and ambulance surgeons were rushed to the scene. Long lira s of ambulances were soon standing- ab.ng the streets near the ,"lth st. station, but many of the in jured were i:iven first aid treatment as they lay upon the sidewalks or in AS TBI BURNS; SCORES ARE HURT the nearby buildings which had been converted hastily into hospitab?. Three Alarm Sounded. Three fire alarms were turned in quick succession. The firemen as sisted by regular police and scores of reserves he--:an ripping away the gratings above the cntilators. The unconscious victims were lifted through these openings with ropes. Among the first persons rescued were Jive girls, all of whom wero uncon scious from fumes. They were l,-na Moore. Emily Stedman. Dora Fisch man. Julia Goldstein and Florence Teavitt. All were on their way to work. S TRYING REGAIN LOE Kaiser's Artillery Silenced Along Aisne and Around Rheims While French Retake 300 Yards of Trenches. FOG AND SLEET STILL HAMPERING MOVEMENTS Teutons Succeed in Reoccupy ing One of Old Trenches on Eastern Slope of Hill No. 425, French Hold Summit. PARIS, Jan. 6. The German troops in Flanders are attempting to regain the ground taken by the allies in the sand dunes along the coast and south east of St. George's, but two attacks have been repulsed it was officially announced here this afternoon. Along the Aisne and around Rheims the French artillery has silenced the German batteries. French troops have advanced 100 yards to the north east of Rheims. In the Argonne the French have retaken u00 yards of trenches. In the Argonne region the French have blown up S00 yards of German trenches and have occupied half of them. Near Pont-A-Mousson tno French continue to gain ground and in the region of Thann, Alsace, they have maintained their positions de spite bombardment by the Germans. Kcoocupy Old Trench. In the same region, the official statement admits, the Germans have succeeded in reoccupying one of thtir old trendies on the eastern slope of hill No. 4 J j, but the French hold th-i summit of this hill. Tiie olficial communique follows. "In Belgium, the enemy has made two attacks without success in tho region of the dunes and to tne south east of St. Georges. On ihe rest of the front to the north of the Lys and from the Lys to the Oise, there have been only artillery combats. In the valley of the Aisne and in the sector of Rheims our batterits have gained the advantage over those of the en emy, which have been reduced to si lence. Besides this our troops have advanced 10u yards northwest of Rheims. "In the Argonne there has been a very violent light which permitted us to take r.OO yards of trenches, in the woods of Le Grurie, a point where a slight retirement had previously been announced. "From Bagatelle and from Fontain Madame the Germans opened two vio lent attacks, each with an effective strength of one regiment. They have been repulsed. Near the ravine of Courte Chausse we have blown up with ii mine S0u trenches of which yards of German we have occupied half. Rati Weather Continues. "From the Argonne to the Yo.-ges the bad weather -fog and sleet con tinues. There have been at different points on the front artillery duels. "In the forest of Pont-A-Mousson we only very sharp Li Pretre continue to near gain ground. "In the'region of Thann, despite a violent cannonade, we have maintain ed our gains -of the day before, as much at Steinbach as in the trenches to the southwest .and to the north west of that village. "The enemy succeeded in reoecu yirtg one of his old trenches on the eastern slope of hill Ne-. 4l.", of which the summit remains in our posses sion." Troop Change Positions. German troops who have been fight ing against the Russians in the east ern theater of war and to whom short furloughs had been granted, are be ing sent to the western front. At the same timo German soldiers who have been on the firing line for a long time in the west are being sent to Poland. Their respite from battle is taken up with the journey across Germany. This information was secured from German prisoners and is believed to be authentic. Yard by yard advances are again reported by the allies at many points (n the line from the North sea to the Swiss frontier. In upper Alsace tlie Germans have set fire to the forests north of Thann with the idea of driv ing out the French who have estab lished their lines in the thickly wood ed rolling country. Over the greater part of northern France and West Flanders heavy rains are still falling. l ight at C"lfe Range. East of, the Mouse, between Com mercy and Hattonchapel, there is hard fighting at close range. The French claim to be vithin two miles of the principal lines of communication .sup plying the German troops at- St. Mi liiel. Fresh troops are swarming into upper Alsace through the Pall of Bon Homme (west of Colmar) and from all indications Gen. Joffre has decided to make a terrific ef.'ort during the balance of the winter to secure com plete control of Alae and Lorraine. In th- region ef Craonne the army of the German center under Gen. von HcrringeTi. is being subjected to a daily bombardment by the French. The German batteries along the cen ter arc more sparing with their am munition than they previously were. In West Flanders, the Belgians and French are keeping up continuous at tacks against the Germans east of St. Georges and Lombart iyic. while the Germans continue to mass troops in front of Ypres and make desultory at tacks against the British lines near Zjjnnebekc. CEIL TO CR Latest Bulletins From W ar Zone MS BON. Jan. The Portu guese senate last night votea $1. fiCO.eoo for the expenses for the campaign against the Germans in West Africa. BI:RNE. Switzerland. Jan. f. 11 ctddemie of smallpox h An is broken out f - . in the Austrian armie ;ieeordinc to :i disiiat -li from Trieste anil spread to the interior. General aeeination has been ordered. PETEOORAD. Jan. fl. Tele graphing from Warsaw, the cor respondent of the Bourse Gazette states that the Germans along the B::ura and Piliea rivers in Poland are preparing to retreat. "Russian progress in the Car pathian seems to have bade the Germans afraid of a wide turn ing movement." his dispatch adds. . "They are preparing to re treat, apparently in the fear that the Russians will cut them off from their base." The Russian military experts declare that the occupation of Bukawina will has ten the complete ietory of the czar's troops pointing out that the Austrian right wing will now be unable to operate under cover of the Carpathian forests. WAGE HOI FIGHT French Gain Footholds on Heights in Alsace But Driven Off by Germans, According to Berlin Report. BERLIN, (by wireless). Jan. a. A terrific battle is being fought by French and German troops for tho possession of the heights of Scnn- i heim (Cernay) in Alsace. An otlicial statement issued here this afternoon said that yesterday the French gained a foothold on the heights but were driven off by the Germans at the, point of the bayonet. The Germans have captured several trenches in tho. Argonne region, taking two officers and 200 men, and in Poland they are continuing their progress, taking sev eral cf the Russian points of support with 1.400 prisoners and nine machine guns. The ollicial statement follows: "In the western theater, the French continued yesterday a systematic bombardment of the villages behind our front. The French seemed in different to killing their own coun trymen, and destroying their homes. The bombardment troubles us ery little. At Souain in the Argonne forest we captured several trenches taking two officers and 2)e men. "The French a '-rain obtained a foot hold early yesterday upon the much fought for heights west of ennheim. The French were driven off however, after a stroiur bayonet attack. They did not (hire to make a fresh advance. We took .".it mountain chasseurs. "There is no change in the eastern theater on the eastern frontier or northern Poland. "Our troops west of he 'ci hsel (Vistula) penetrated as far as Sucha ( pretbably Suliszew. southeast of .Skierniew ice capturing several of the enemy's points of support. We took 1.400 prisoners and nine machine guns. "The situation on the east bank of the Piliea is unchanged." SAYS SUFFRAGE IS PdLEl Pres?t Wilson Again Goes on Record as Squarely Opposed to Constitutional Amendment Granting Women Ballot. WASHINGTON. Jan. 0. Pres'T Wilson today again placed himself squarely in opposition to a constitu tional amendment for woman suf frage. He made it clear to repre sentatives of the Wilson and Marshall democratic leagues, an organization ef women lighting for the ballot from nearly every state in the Fnion. that he w;us flatly opposed to their cam paign to bring about nation-wide suf frage. The president declared that he had the greatest admiration for the ll'ht they are now conducting, but that it did tiot alter his long standing con actions t.aat suffrage should '-ei sought in the states and not from the federal government. He declared that he had had this conviction all his life. There was no antagonism on his part, he add d. toward woman suffrage. He did X"t think, however, that the wise way to gain their end was through a consti tutional amendimnt. Mrs. George Arrnes. who was the first speaker of the day. read a telegram from the. democratic women of Colorado to Pres't Wilson. They appeal d to him to support the Bristow-M ond 11 res olution providing for woman suffrage through constitutional amendment and urged him to use his power with eorgre-s to effect its passage. Thei preside t accepted this telegram with out con:.nent. Mrs. Amies is the lead er of 'le WlNon-Marshall woman's league t the District of Columbia. OVERSENNHE H STATES TIE FIRST STEP TOWARD REPAfllG OE MICHIGAN ST Mass Meeting of Property Hold ers Along City's Chief Thor cughfare Will be Held o: Tuesday Night, Jan. 20. ASSESSMENT PLAN TO OBVIATE DIFFICULT, Proposal to Construct Nev Sewer From Monroe to La salie Precipitates Action To ward Laying New Pavement What, according to B. m. Morn.-pre.-bhnt of the ,...ird ,,f p:lii works, is tlie first aetn .-tep towar the repaving of Michigan st., will b taken Tuesday night. Jan. whrn . mass meeting of citizens and prop e rty holders of that thoroughfare wi' assemble at the city hall. Just what objections there are an what conditions favor the construe tion of a new Michigan st. sewer fioi, Monroe st. to Iisalle av. Into th river will be discussed at that tin the present works board taking th lib, rty to call the meeting with th. intention of putting the new sewe through if possible. If the sewer is to be constructed, it means that Michigan st. will b repaved. Property owners thebngti of tlie street fioiii Bwing av. to La salle av., prop rty holders on all lat eral s: w ers on side streets that nl the main pipes, and others will be as sesscd for the $4.om that will be re quired for the construction of th sewer. According to Mr. Morris one of th chief obpetions which has held u; the matter for some time is the com plaint of th' prop rty owners in th south did, in the vicinity of Lwim av.. that their assessments were to large. According to tbe first plan brought before the board, smalle: property owners were compelled b pay as large assessments as th' dowi town business merit. Mvolxo Long System. To obviate this didiculty the boar has evolved a system whereby as sesstiK nts will be levied in proportioi to th' alues of properties owned This mutter will be explained at tie mass me ting. The paemnt ai-ne w ill cost an other J.".U,"Oi it was said Wednesda; morning by City Kngineer Moor who has prepared a set 01 estimate and approximate co.-ts for the pe rusal of the works hoard. The construction of the s cr will result in the tearing up of the pr s ent pavement, since the smaller lat eral pipes which will run from th basement of ."11 business hoas s inti the main pipes '. ill be laid at th. same 'ime. Tlie work thus cntailv will rtsult in tlie cessation of prae thally all traffic ab.ng the street un til af'or the work is oomph ted. Instead of merely n pi I'liit: the ob pavement, the works board feels tlia since a new pavement is needed a badly as is Hie evcr, the opportu nity oifer d with the construction the sewer is not one to pass idly b Mr. Morris said Wednesday mornin. that if the new s' r was' de id . upon the pavement of the street w a jissured. Beliexe Majority I'avoraldo. If is the opinion of the board works, according to Pnt't Mom that th- majority of proprtv holder along the street favor the new niov The dullness of businc-s at the J r s cut time, it was said, preejudes al objection tending to show that dow: town business opportunities would b ruined by the torn-up condition of th sfnet. By spring and th' opening the v car's real bi;.-:iM.s activities, th work would nearly cornj-n t ; Paved with concrete and asphalt. ; was said that Michigan st. woil form one of the most beautiful strtet in north rn I ndiana. One of the chief rea s"i-.s adan- e. by City Lngi:ie r Moor and Pn Morris that the work he put forvai. rtt once is the fact that labor will b more asily obtained than it will ' in th spring months. Tlie cp n of labor, also, at this time was e r. sidered. Moore declare,? that b would be expended for this particula branch of the work than at any -th tim" of year. The total costs f the ; . p a !ng an 1 the construction of the I:e sewer, aeeordir.g to Moore. w!ll ec ed J 1 '". ". PATIENTS FAIL TO PAY. DOCTOR TRIES SUICIDE ATLANTA. Oa.. Jan. ;. A a.-I dressed oun-r man aboat ars swallowed s!ry hnine tabb : w it sui'-ida! int tit at the terminal .-t. late last night and toda . !! s ;n hospital horir.g ;!'.:', life ,vi d a t h . on a p o . k t I ::' d in ! i : - o P ck t was in - ri !. d t h :ar:t- I . L C. Ibivall." but the vom man t fus-d to -.tve .my in! "rm.it an r- ard t ing where he lived. He si.ite.j he w .i without funds. and that th. o ., patients owed him . r a I !i.usa r. i dollars he ouid ' d' a r. money. He dec tr d he is a irrada.C of Johns Hopkins univ rr.-:ty and ha studied m-di tne in lb rim and Lu. don. PASSAIC, X. J I bled l.p wit' terrific era.mp:-. Mi- h : 1 .A r:g .!, niul. watchman for the L'ureka P::.r.. Co., at Athenia. n'.-'rby. blew tlie fa" tory sirvn ar.d ar-.-..! the -..ur. try side f.-r rmb s. The Pa.-.-a.c hr -de partment ami an arm of help al f rlud. &