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BELD1N0, MICHIGAN A Life-Preterver. The middle-aged, untrained woman port Is one of the tragic facts of mod cm life. Every charitable agency knows and dreads her discouraged face.' Every kind-hearted clergyman feels the burden of her story. Her rel atives and friends grow weary of her, by virtue of their inability to help her. Each case presents Its own pathetic difficulty, but the cases are so many that they cease to be recognized as in dividual, and the protest, "More use less women!" is made almost In the hearing of tho crowd of applicants for "some respectable way of earning a living." Every mother of daughters is bound to do what she can to prevent her girls from jodnlng this melancholy, straggling army of the unfit. Sending girls to college does not insure thera against catastrophe 25 years after their graduation. The most effective protection Is the ability to do well some manual work. Thero Is a con stant market for a high grade of man ual work, reinforced by Intelligence. The girl who Is a skilled milliner, and who practices her art for her own amusement for 20 years, will bo able to make a living from it, if she needs It at 40, Bays the Youth's Companion. Millinery, dressmaking, machlne-stltch-Ing, typewriting, telegraphy, stenog raphy, professional cooking, practical housekeeping for large establishments, fine laundering, designing, advertising, gardening, floriculture, upholstery all these occupations and a thousand others may be taught our girls, and once learned they may prove veritable supports In time of need. When every girl, rich or poor, provides herself with some such trade as a sort of life-preserver, there will be fewer feminine casualties as the result of financial shipwrecks. Some time ago the theory was started that the American people owe their indomitable spirit of enterprise to the ever changing atmospheric con ditions of the United States, and sinco then many a tenderfoot has felt better, not to say happierabout his climatic discomforts. Willing we are to be bent and unbent by the rapid alternations of beat and cold, since this "tempering" improves the quality of the races on this soil. Storms and cyclones, bone searching winds, hurricanes and gales, sero weather and tropic heat are all the same to a loyal American since he knows that weather makes him great. At least, Mr. Willis L. Moore, director Df the weather bureau at Washington, says we should bo grateful for, not cross at, all the varieties sweeping jver this grand continent every day of life. Blessed be the invigorating fresh air! For nine years Australia has been trying to choose a capital. Melbourne ind Sydney, beautiful cities beautifully named, were both impossible, because the Commonwealth Act of 1900 pro vided that tho capital should be In N'ew South Wales, not less than 100 miles from Sydney. Whatever the merits of the places proposed, Dalgety, Tumut, and the place finally selected, Vass-Canberra, they all suffer from jueer names. So there is a new prob 'cm before the Australian common wealth, to choose for the capital a lame which the world will take pleas ire in saying and the poets will be able to sing. It is a fortunate thing for merica that George Washington was aot named Foggs or Snlpkln. It may Interest the musical youth In this region to know that a mechan ical piano has been Introduced into York cottage for the benefit of the Prince of Wales' children, who like to grind out all the latest popular airs on the machine-played piano, but It does not prevent the children from being taught their notes on the real Instrument and "practicing" so much every day. They also have a gramo phone of large size, and both these in ventions, are a great source of delight Lo Princess Mary and her brother. Medical and legal associations in 'ew York are among tho latest advo cates of a reform in the use of expert ustlmony. They urge that experts be norc fairly treated by lawyers in the courtroom, that they be paid officers of he court and not hirelings of the ;llcnt. The proposed change, if en forced by legislation, would do away ailh tho unfair advantage lying with . .he richer litigant, and would relieve :he expert of the temptation to testify athcr in his employer's interests than n the interests of scientific truth. A man In New Jersey who died late ly has left a will In which ho be lueathcd nil his property, Including lis gold mines and caBtlrs In the air, .o John D. Rockefeller, providing the atter could find them. It will soften he blow to the legatee that ho hap pens himself to bo a member of the uierlcan Humorists' association. Ilaln falls on the Just end the unjust tllke, but snow discriminates. It fre luently deposits Its deepest ''rifts on he just man's tidewalk. HE WENT WRONG; PAYS IE PENALTY A YOUNG MAN'S BRIGHT FUTURE BLASTED BY A PRISON SENTENCE. WAS SKILLED MECHANIC. The Current Events and Happening That Have Been Noted About the State Briefly Told. William Miley, aged 24, who was sentenced to serve 15 years In the Michigan state prison for robbing the postofflce at Hillsdale, is the son of a well-known Indianapolis family. Ho Is also the . Inventor of a continuous rail device for use on railroads "knd Interurban lines, which his family values at $150,000. Since he was a small boy, William. Miley has em ployed his leisure hours working with different sorts of mechanical devices. He has patented a number of minor inventions, but his continuous rail de vice on which he obtained patent pa pers one year ago last month, Is the most valuable. Mrs. Mlley, the young man's mother, stated that she was In possession of a clgarmaklng machine which her son completed recently, and for which she intends to ask pat ents. When seen at the home of her daughter Mrs. Miley said that her son had never been in trouble be fore. She declared that he had al ways been Industrious, and that he had no bad habits that she knew of. Knowledge of his arrest In Michigan came as a surprise. It Is thought she Is sufficiently recovered to prevent her condition being made worse on account of the news of his sentence. Miley is by trade a clgarmaker. He worked for a number of years at that trade. Refused Renewal of License. Thirty Michigan branches and 2,500 Michigan members, of whom upward of 1,000 are residents of Detroit, are affected by a decision of State insur ance Commissioner James V. Barry to refuse renewal of the license un der which the Catholic Knights and Ladies of America fraternal insurance society is doing business in Michi gan. Notice of the commissioner's ruling has been forwarded to the supreme president of the order, and any at tempt on its part to secure new busi ness will be expressly against his In junction. The reason assigned by Commis sioner Harry in refusing to renew the society's license is that as yet no satisfactory explanation has been made his department, for the treat ment accorded Mrs. Catherine A. Tat tan, a widow of Detroit, formerly first vice-president of branch No. 14S. Poisoned the Whisky. Sheriff H. H. Smith, of Schoolcrart county, came to Owosso and arrested Mrs. Winnie Loucks, 32, at the home of her sister, where she has been stay ing for the past few days, on a charge of attempting to poison her husband. James Ixnicks. The couple lived on the farm of Richard Crusen in Cierin fask township, and it is alleged that a short time ago Mrs. Ixmcks presented her husband with a pint bottle of whisky, and left soon after In the com pany of Crusen. who had drawn $100 which he had deposited in a bank there. Loucks became suspicious, and sent tho whisky to Ann Arbor to be an alyzed. There it was discovered that the fluid contained a large amount of arsenic, and a warrant was sworn out for the woman. Crusen Is being held at Petoskey, and Sheriff Smith - will pick him up on the way to the upper peninsula with the woman. The Ice Harvest. Some 300 men are employed cutting Ice overtime on Mullett lake, south of thl3 city. Tho ice is a foot- to IS Inches thick. So anxious arc the Ice men to get all they possibly can emt before the break-up comes that tho Michigan Central gives tho Ice trains the right of way over all others. About 200 carloads a day are being chipped to Hay City and points south So well is tho company co-operating with the Icnnen that even passenger trains are sidetracked so as not to delay the Ice traln3. nut busy ns they all are, the reports tell that at all points of delivery thero will "surely be a shortage in the sup ply for next summer." MICHIGAN ITEMS. The Intermediate . Valley Fruit Growers' association has been organ ized at Hellalre with . $10,000 capital. After repeated threats to end his life, Michael S'chelf, S3, of Grand Rap ids, was found hanging in his wood shed. The body was still warm, but life was extinct. The old man's dangh ter had recently moved Into th?' house with him to prevent an attempt to take his life. Two IT. of M. students, giving their names as Ralph Johnson and David Dickens, arrested respectively charged with disorderly conduct and assault and battery' on Clerk William Gauss, of the St. James hotel, were bailed out by Dean Reed, of the literary de partment. The arrest was th" out come of a row between the 'varsity students and the town boys. According to a request made by the icscue mission, every Sunday nchool worker and mission worker In Michi gan on Tuesday offered a prayer for the speedy recovery of Dr. C. K. Len huls, former president of the Michigan Sunday School association, who Is now 111 of tuberculosis in New Mexico. Ibe Buprrmo court, In an opinion handed down Wednesday, d: elded against Ionia county liquor men who were asking a mandamus to compel the county board of supervisor to re consider tho local option petlth n on tbo ground that romo of the signers were Ineligible. STATE NEWS BRIEFS. Homer' Glddlngs, of Hastings, was convicted of selling liquor to Indians. He will be sentenced later. Zenith Phillips, a rural mall carrier, of Remus, may die as tho result of be ing kicked in the stomach by a horse. O.Z. Ibe Is under arrest in Hastings, charged with deserting his blind wife, to whom he had been married but a few weeks. I ; .Tho Dickinson county , board of su pervisors has voted down the propo sition to submit the local option ques tion to the people. . ' Emma Carpenter, tho Port Austin girl who mysteriously disappeared from her home some weeks ago, has bfen located In Detroit. Happy over his release from Ionia reformatory and with enough money to tide him over a rainy day, Charles Alexander has returned to Flint. A character known here as "Coxle" McDonald was found dead in front of the new Colonial hotel, West Branch, following a 6pree. It is believed he froze to death. Redford ts to have a private bank with a capital of $20,00 and a back ing among the stockholders of $150. 000. Gov. Fred M. Warner is one of the stockholders. The Finnish Lutheran church In Hancock was destroyed by fire from an overheated stove, entailing flC.OOO loss, with Insurance of about one third that amount. Arrangements have been made for having a detachment of regulars camp with the M. N. G.'at Ludington, in Au gust, flattery 'A will go to Sparta, Wis., for. target practice. Congressmen Loud and Townsend of Michigan, Fassett of New York and Humphrey of Washington were the speakers at the eighth annual banquet of the Adrian Mckinley club. Frank Shaarer Is under arrest In Flint, charged with deserting the Unit ed States battleship Minnesota. Shaar er is said to have been punished for desertion on a previous occasion. A Carnegie medal and a substantial purse will bo awarded Mary Arm strong, heroine of the Haskell home fire In Battle Creek, If the plans of the commltteo In .charge carry. Floyd Fuller, who was. acquitted re cently of the charge of attempting to kill his father, has passed the civil service examination for mail driver and will have a route from Leroy. Aid. Tom Doran, of Grand Rapids, who has be-en In political office since 18C3, most of that time as an alder man, has caused amazement by an nouncing that he will not run again. A special detective will be hired by the Grand Trunk Western road to find the miscreant who spends consider able of his time starting engines. He has already caused several near wrecks. Adumca A. Russell, 73, a civil war veteran, and Mrs. Kate E. Tenbrook, 62. were married recently at Kalama zoo. This Is the fourth venture for Mr. Russell, while his bride has been married three times. Flint residents are alarmed because ol alleged threatening letters which thry have received. Tho missives are ti endless chain prayer scheme and these who break the chain are warned of dire consequences. Lyn?an W. Van Alstlne, aged TO, re tiring president of Vernon, has com pleted 25 years of service In that of fice and as a member of the village council. With the exception of one year, his tenure ha3 teen continuous. Ira Moore, a Mancelona cobbler, isn't the least excited about a "notl-. ficaticn" he has received, that he is one of 1C0 heirs to the site of the city of Providence, R. 1. The wrods are full cf great Inheritance fakes just now. Samuel H. Row, of Lansing, first Insurance commissioner "of Michigan, and prominent In state Insurance circles for many years, died Wednes day morning, aged C9 years. His death was due to paralysis, from which he had suffered for several weeks. . Edward Edmunds, of Detroit, who burglarized the Hub Clothing store In Day City, was sentenced to from five i to ten years at Marquette. He told the court that Philip Miller, a con federate, was blameless and the lat ter was let go on suspended sentence. Indications point to an early open ing of navigation at the Soo ship ca nals. The Ice on the river Is not as solid as In former years owing to the mildness of the winter. The canal has j been undergoing the usual repairs wnue empty, ana win no ready for business as soon as needed. The first freighter to openv naviga tion on the great lakes this season was tho City of Traverse which Is ply ing on Lake Michigan, between Hol land. Mich., and Chicago. On her first trip of the year th6 steamer found It necessary to plow her way through eight-Inch ice, while crossing Black lake. Alexander Campbell, aged 71 years, of Alpena, was burned to death In a fire which destroyed his home. He was born in Ottawa, Canada, and came to Alpena 4C years ago. He was a member of tho common council 24 years, and board of education ci;ht years. He leaves a widow and seven children. John and Edward Hicks, of Perry. r.a'ved examination on a charge of selling liquor without a license and were bound over 1o the circuit court for trial. It Is understood that an ar rangement exists to dispose of the case as soon as possible, that tho Hicks Bros, may dispose of their busi ness at Perry and leave tho county. Mrs. Xeda Villlam3, of Langford, S. I)., has secured a warrant for the arrest of Earl G. Sherrard. 21, cn a charge of perjury. Sherrard. eho says, swore that Laura Williams, daughter of the woman, was 18 years old when he secured a marriage license last month. The police are looking for the couple, who frave not been seen since the wedding. John Vandermade, tho 13-ycar-old Ilolton boy who disappeared from his home leaving a note staling that he htd rone out Into th? world to win his fortune, was captured In Muske p;p. ilird and hungry. Ho was rc u""' 1 o his parents. STATE LEGISLATURE; HEWS OF SOUS WHAT . THE. LAW MAKERS AT ' LANSING ARE DOINGNEW BILLS UP. PLAN AN ECONOMY BODY Commission's Duty Ic to Cut Expendi tures of State Departments and Other Institutions. Lansing. An "economy commis sion" to see that no state department or institution expends more money than it should is provided in a. bill in troduced in tho lower house of tho ctate legislature by Representative Du senberry. The state has on its payroll an army of employes approximating 4,500, whose annual salaries exceed $2,000, 000. There are 22" public institutions In tho state, including tho five insane asylums, four normal schools, three prisons, tho University of Michigan, the agricultural college, two industrial schools and several other Institutions for the care of afflicted persons. Sta tistics compiled In the office of tho state accountant show that these in stitutions employ 3,413 persons. . . ' The commission will bo authorized to scrutinize the number of employes in any department or institution and prescribe their hours of work. Representative Farmer introduced a bill providing that bank directors must sign their names to the records of the, directors' meetings they attend. Roads Spurn Ming's Liability Bill. A formidable array of railroad offi cials, including general managers and general counsel of various trunk lines were given a hearing before the joint railroad and judiciary committees of both houses on Senator Ming's em ployers liability bill, which is aimed at the railroads by making them liable for damages irrespective of negligence on the part of a fellow servant. Gen eral Counsel Russel of tho Michigan Central told the committee that the federal statute Is a dead letter. "The railroads of the state," he said, "would not object to a law that would give justice to both sides, but we are opposed to tho unjust discrimination that would be afforded under this bill. It is nonsense to say that a jury can measure the degrees of negligence. What the legislature should do ia to pass a law stating specifically the amount of damages that can be recov ered and make It payable directly to the persons involved, so that money cannot be assigned to lawyers. ' In England the amount Is fixed at three times the annual earning capacity of the man injured and In Canada it is five times. In both countries tho law has worked successfully." Furniture for Prison Cost Lot. Representative Saunders has been looking up some of the bills for Jack son prison now on file in the. auditor general's office. Ho has discovered eome Interesting facts. "Armstrong must have been living pretty high down there," he said. "I find that several thousands of dol lars were spent In furnishing the war den's personal quarters, most of which went into furniture. Tho vouchers show that In a number of instances as high as $100 was paid for single ar ticles of furniture, nothing but ma hogany being good enough." Abolish High School Frats. Representative Myles F. Gray of Lansing proposes to abolish fraterni ties and sororities In high schools. Tho bill which he Introduced in the house prohibits any school pupil joining a fraternity or sorority and directs that any school teacher, piinclpal or su perintendent ascertaining that any pupil has joined such society shall re port the offense to the board of edu cation and that body Is required to forthwith suspend the offending pupil. A fine of $10 or 30 days in jail is pro vided for any school official falling to carry out the terms of the bill. Wanted Bounty on Bears. Representative Yeo wanted the house to pass a bill providing a bounty of $25 for bears, claiming that these animals were raiding the sheep in Are nac, but his colleagues started In to mako sport of tho measure and It went back to the committee for burial. Rep resentative Whelan of Shlawasseo county declared that his constituents make pets of all the bears they can find. February Condition of Wheat. The state crop report Issued by the secretary of state says that 320 corre spondents throughout tho stato report that wheat suffered no Injury during February, while 279 corrcspond'ents state wheat did suffer injury during tho month. It iu estimated thero are still 4,730,000 bushels of wheat In tho hands of growers. Agree to Reforestation. The house of representatives In committee of the whol3 agreed to a forestatlon bill which provides thatn tax of fivo cents an aero bo spread against the state at largo to provide fund3 for protecting forest - reserves. Tho for estry commission la authorized to us? any suitable state tax lands and home stead lands for Its purposes provided tho lands so takcp do not exceed V.) per cent, of the acreage of any countv. Provision ia made for pri'.ato forest reserves not exceeding 1C0 acres each. MICHIGAN'S HALL OF FAME CHARLES W. AUSTIN. h . x - $ & mm rS ; - j te f The man whom every farmer ol -Michigan must know and the man who knows nearly every farmer in Michigan is Charles W. Austin, mem ber of the house of tho Michigan legis lature and chairman of the commit tee on agriculture. In every session of the Michigan legislature there is more or less need for a man who knows the Wolverine farmer and his wants and that Is the theme to which Represen tative Austin has devoted much of his time, when solonic duties at Lansing do not call upon him to pay too heavy penance. Nurces Get Their Commission. A big delegation of physicians from a number of different cities met with tho members of the house committee on state affairs to consider the bill to create a commission for registered nurses. After going over the matter a substitute bill was framed providing for a commission to consist of three physicians, two from the medical board of registration and the third to be the secretary of the stato board of health, and two graduate nurses. Su perintendent Habcock voiced the opin ion that two years was sufficient to equip a nurse to perform her duties and this was agreed to. Under the substitute bill thn nurses will get their commission. Military Board Intact. The house military commltteo do elded to abandon the effort to change the present military board Jind re ported out the Stewart military ' bill with the section relative to the board eliminated. It Is understood that Gov. Warner has said he would veto the bill If it reduced the graie of the quar termaster general from biigadier gen eral to lieutenant colonel. Boost Judges' Pay to $4,C00. ; The house by a vote of 48 to 34 passed the bill giving to the 38 cir cuit judges of Michigan a salary of $1,000 a year. The original bill called for a salary stipend of $5,000, and there was an effort made to , reduce the amount to $3,000. The judges now draw $2,500 from tho state. Minor Legislative Doings. The senate decided that It woulo bo useless to make another effort to get a supervisor of rural schools and concurred In tho house amendment fixhig the salary of the superintendent of public scheols at $4,000 a year. Senator Holt wants to revamp the personnel of the state board of equal ization and introduced a bill naming as members of the stato tax commis sion the auditor general and land com missioner on the theory that they should have the best knowledge as to land values throughout the state. 'Representative Straight of Cold water introduced a bill requiring all packages .to contain a statement of tho weight and contents and. estab lishing a uniform system of weights and measures. The Michigan Millers indorsed the plan for a bill of this kind at the meeting here the first of the year. A revamped edition of the automo bile tax bill which yas before the leg islature two years ago was Introduced In tho house by Representative Schantz of Harry. It requires the pay ment of a tax of three dollars on au tomobiles of not to exceed 20 horse power; five dollars up to 30 horse power, and $10 for those exceeding 30 horsepower. Representative Sanders of Ingham Introduced a bill In the house which requires all members of boards of con trol of state institutions to r,lgn their names to each voucher passed upon by the board at any meeting which the member attends. The honso committee on state af fairs Is preparing to report out a so called pure drug bill, which would glvo the state food and dairy commis sioner four more Inspectors and an other analyst. As drafted It carries an appropriation of $10,000 a year, but tho plan Is to get the bill through and leave the appropriation blank until 1911. Care of County Funds. The house devoted an hour to the consideration of a bill requiring beards of supervisors or beards of au ditors to name tho places of deposit for county money and "then referred tho bill back to committee. Aa the bill came befcro tho housa it directed the bcaid to name cither a state or rational bank as the placo of deposit, 1he banks to bid for the money, and iexempted tho lien.!:":- from responsi bility fcr mci.'y p?n:vi i:i a bank la jtccordancc with th; jv '- v'ons o iue bill. INSURGENTS 111 FIRST SCRAP CONGRESS ASSEMBLES AND IS ORGANIZED; CANNON SPEAKER. OLD RULES STRIKE SNAG Reculars Win on Shutting Off the Wind-Jamming by the Help of Same Democratic Votes. Promptly at noon Monday the gavel fell In both senate and house of rep resentatives and the extraordinary 6c.slon of congress was begun. Busi ness was Immediately taken up, fol lowing the reading of President Taft's proclamation. The stf.ate held but a short session, adjourning until 2 o'clqck. It Is al ready organized, having been In es slon a smvt time following tho In auguration March 4. Hut the house was not organized and national in terest centered on the election of a speaker. As expected, Rep. Jos. (G. Cannon, member of congress sine? 1873, was re-elected to fill the office, about which (here has been such a whirlpool of criticism In the past several months. Cannon received 204 votes. Champ Clark, the opposition leader, nomi nated in the Democratic caucus, was given 1C6 votes. Rep. Ceoper (Wis.) got eight votes; Hep. Esch (Wis.), one; Rep. Xorrls (Neb.), two, and Rep. Hepburn (la.), one. The speaker, after bowing his ac knowledgments, taid: "The election to the high office of speaker, which I now hold for the fourth time by vir tue of your confidence and judgment, is a compliment, the honor of which I do not underestimate nnd of which I am not Jacking in personal appreci ation. "We have before us a most Import ant and difficult session of congress. The adjustment of the national reve nues has been since the foundation of lb? government a fundamental ques tion, yielding to none other In Import ance. Even In t'.ie Civil war the question of adequate revenue marched fide by side with the valor of our arms and the patriotism of our peo ple. And in tlnu of peace even dis ci df red finances rc a prolific source cf national Ills, not so acute as those of war. but vet fruitful of calamity for the general interest and eUiTering for the Individual. "These considerations should ani mate us to a high devotion to the duty before u. We must subordinate per sonal feelings to the general good, trusting to tbo considerate Judgment of the people for approval of our work when It shall have been com pleted." As senior member of the house. Mr. Bingham, of Pennsylvania, adminis tered the oath to the. speaker, who in turn swore In the members. The fight on rules was immediately taken up. Mr. Dalzell (Pa.) offered the usual resolution providing that the rules of tho previous congress should govern this congress. "And on that motion I move the previous question," he raid quickly. It had been understood fcr weeks that this motion, designed to shut off debate, "would be tho signal for the long threatened fight cn the rules. Mr. Clark (Mo.) demanded the ayes and nays before Mr. Dalzoll had re gained his seat, while Mr. Fitzgerald (N. V.), under the guise of making a parliamentary inquiry of the chair, asked to have the rules explained. The speaker promptly held the ques tion out of order and refused to recog nize Mr. Fitzgerald further. Tho Democrats forced a roll call on Mr. Dalzell's motion. Rep. Tcwnsend. of Michigan, de clined to vote without making a per sonal explanation, which the speaker would not allow, and the Michigan man, half regular, half Insurgent, voted "present." He applauded the victory of the regulars, however. And It Is said he would have voted aye if he could have said that having se cured "calendar day" as an early compromise he was willing to vote 'with the organization. Tho previous question was ordered. 194 to 1SS. Five Democrats voted with the Republican regulars, giving them a victory of six votes. This, it was thought, foreshadowed a com plete victory for tho regulars. But when the vote on the resolution itself was taken, the Insurgents and Demo crats emerged victorious, ISO to 193, accomplishing what they have long st rived for. President Taft up to Monday afternoon had not had an opportunity to write a single word of hU tariff measure to congress. His time U still given over to callers and the prospect now la that he will not write the message before Tuesday. This naturally will mean a compara tively brief message expressing in general terms his views nnd in no manner going into details. WIRELETS. Matthew Aster Wilk?, who married the daughter cf Mrs. Hetty Green, will live wllh his brldo in a hand some residence bought bv his mother-'r.-law, who keens the title. It Is In Fifth avenue. New York, and worth about $700,000. The richest woman In the world will live in it also. Theodore and Mrs. Roosevelt plod ded through three miles of slush to get to church Sunday, meeting and chatting with many of the Oyster Bay people on the route. Kermlt nnd Miss Ethel drove. The entire family left before the services were all over to avoid having to hold another recep tion. R. B. Olenn, who as governor of North Carolina, led a sensational fight r-gatnet tho railroads of the state, has taken to the pulpit and intends to de vote his remaining days to religious work. He Is a Presbyterian and n striking speaker. v Was Suddenly CsNed. William Jennings Bryan, In Univers ity hall, Ann Arbor, Sunday night, was in tho midst of an attack on tho theory of evolution as advanced by Prof. , Charles Darwin, when a loud Fhrlek from the balcony Interrupted his address. An Investigation re vealed that Mrs. C. L. Grimes, 57 years old, a resident of the city, had died of valvular disease of the heart. Ths woman was quickly removed to her home.. Mrs. Grimes, with several friends, was occupying seats in about the center of the balcony. She had beea in unusually good health all day and was apparently feeling fine. She made the remark to one of her com panions that she enjoyed Immensely the lecture as far as it had" pro gressed. Dr. J. A. Wesslnger, who was In the audience, rushed to herv side as soon as the alarm was given. Mrs. Grimes' death Is thought to have been due to the closeness of the hall. The building was packed, every available chair and space being taken. Nearly 300 were turned away. Two other women fainted during the lecture. Mrs. Grimes had resided In Ann Arbor three years. A son, Charles I Grimes, Is a junior engineer In the university. She has three other sons, one In Detroit, one at Crystal Lake, Minn., and another in New York city. Worked Banks fcr $500. An 18-year-old girl in the guise of a iecidedly green maiden, fllmflammed two Lansing banks out of nearly $600 March 11, on two forged checks drawn on the State Savings bank of Mason co Helen Carpenter. One check for $257.30 was supposed to be signed by Oscar Driver, a well-to-do 'hay buyer of Maeon, and the other by Harper Reed, a wealthy business man of the same town. Each of the men do business with the Mason bank, also with tho two Lansing banks, and the checks were taken at once. When the checks were returned to the local banks It was discovered that they had been let down about $000 by a clever forgery. The girl who so cleverly turned th trick obtained the blank checks at Mason and there evidently learned all about the prominence of the two men whose names she forged. Lansing" de tectives and Pinkerton men are work ing on the case. The girl is described as about 5 fset 7 inches tall, slight of build, dark brown hair and eyes, and to have worn a brown dress ami a very cheap hat. FLASHES FROM THE WIRES Mrs. Charles W. Morse, of New York, whose husband, the former ic King, is now In prison awaiting the outcome of his appeal agalnst hls 15 years sentence, has sold her furs and jewels to pay attorney fees and her own expenses. She confirms the re port that his fortune Is entirely gone. "I only did what any other woman who loved her husband would," she eaid. East Liverpool. O.. experienced the jiearest thing to a blue Sunday the polio were able to supply. The ltd was ordered clamped down hard, and the old Puritan laws enforced to the letter. No arrests were made but tho names of all those working, Including street car men, chauffeurs, telephone operators and the like, were taken, and they will be prosecuted. THE MARKETS. Detroit. Cnttle Market 10c to 15 higher than last week. V quote dry fed BteerB. $; nteer and heifers, 1,000 to 1.200. 5W5.2'i: steers und heifers. h00 to 1.000. $ 4 . T. 0 ?r 5 ; nteer and heifers that are fat. 500 to 700. $ 4.25 U 4.65: choice fat cows. $ 4.23 4.50; eood fat cowb, $15.75: common cows, $3 ft) 3.25; cannern. $1.50$i2; choice heavy hulls, 1 1.25 (e 4.50; fair to good bologna, bulls, $3.75644; light. I3T-.1.25; milkers, large, voung, medium age. 40530; common milkers. $285030. Veal calveH Market r.Oc lower than last week; best. $MS.2.": others. $44?' 7.50; milch cows and springers, good steady, common dull. Sheep and lambs Market strong at Inst week's prices: best lambs. $7.&0(?i 7.60; fair to good lambs.- $6.25 (7.25: light to common lambs. $5.50ft)G; ye.mr 11 n?rs. $5.50 (a; 6.25; fair to good butcher sheep, $1P5; culls and common, $2.50fc 3.50. Ilogs Market quality common. 10c to 15c higher than last week. Hange of prices: Light to good butchers, $(l.f.5f 6.75; pigs. $6GrG.15; light yorkers, $.25 i)6.50; stage, 1-3 oft. East Buffalo Cattle Market 10fM5fl higher; bctt steers. $6 2o(fr6 75; best 1.200 to 1.300-lb shipping steers. $5 85fx $G 90(T27 ; pigs. $6 7ory C 75; roughs, $5 90(ft6; stags. $4 251f5. Fhcep The market was active and about 5c higher than Saturday: tor l.-tmbs. $7 73i?7 SO: fair to good. $7 40 $47 70; cull lambs. $6 75fi7 50; skin culls, $5 5026: vearllngs. $6 50fl7; wethers. $5 755f 6 25; ewes, $5 25T5 75; cull sheen. $3 50J4 50; bent veals. $9f 9 25: medium to good, $78 75; heavy, $405 50. (iralit. i:te. Detroit. Wheat Prices In De troit market a year ugo were 97io for No. 2 red wheat. 5c .or No. 3 coin and 55 He for No. 3 white oats. No receipts and no shipments of wheat on Thursday. Stocks are :12I,824 bu. ngalnst 29!'. 443 bu a year ugo. Coin had a week spell yesterday and closed with a loss of ic. Receipts have bfn large for several days. Means are lifcle.M and unchanged In price There has been no busimr in thH line for1 several days. Oats closed with a drop of ',' and not much business doing. Kreeints of flour yesterday weif 1,200 bbls. No shipments. Uyo Is quiet and In fair demand. No change in price. Chicago reported a decrease in cash demand. Hurley Is firm and In good d-nund. China is about to take a cenus of the uncounted millions within her borders. The returns fcr the census fcr families must be completed by 1912. All Chinese living In foreign !ands must be enumerated. Jacob M. Dickinson, secretary of war nnd a Democrat, explains Taft's reason for ."electing hlni for his cabinet.. He sayn Taft ban always been friendly with the south and wanted to show hi friendship. Selecting a southern Re publican wouldn't do this and taking a Democrat who had voted for lim would cause comment. Then forr he chos3 an cut and cut Democrat. b au; rpsi i.im'ii in i,iuvid uo, . t.W(yt; best fat ('OW.M(ii,r'; fair to good, $3 75 4: trimmers. $2 40f 2 75; be ft fat heifers. $5 25 fit R 75: butcher heifers, 800 to 900-lb. $4 25(Tf5: light fat heifers. SZ 504; beft bulls, $4 50fa5; bologna bulls. $3 75GM 50.