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   Daily News (Newspaper) - January 16, 1908, Marshall, Michigan                             DAILY NEWS no TNIUIT mm is im Wayne and Other Counties Neednt Abolish Boards CONVENTION THUS DECIDES AGAiMST HER WISHES Question of Rejecting Them Rests With Counties gates Also Decide to Increase arts Decrease Supervisors Powers Lansing Mich Jan Wayne county board of auditors as well as the auditors boards of Kent Washtenaw Sagiaaw Jackson and Genesee counties are saved By a vote of thirtyseven to fifteen the convention Wednesday afternoon de cided that while thero shall ba a gen eral Jaw providing for but one auditor 311 each county die sis counties Earned need not come under it until the electors in each vote to have one auditor instead of a board of three Delegate Simons offered the atueud zncui which will aliov the six counties to keep their auditors boards until the electors decide otherwise A new section that extends in one way the powers of boards of super visors and in another way curtails the powers of such boards as well as the boards of county auditors was passed to second reading It gives supervisors power to fix the salaries of all county officials not otherwise provided in the constitution The curtailment Is in that supervisors aid auditors boards shall hereaJter not have the absolute say as to whether a bill rendered against the county is excessive As it is now such board can reduce or reject entirely any bill submitted By an amendment offered by Dele gate Campbell of Detroit it is pro vided in the new section that if a person feels aggrieved at the way the board has treated his account he can appeal to the circuit court The primary school moneys section went through substantially as it is in the present constitution The idea of havingsome of the moneys now col lected in taxes for the primary schools diverted to another purpose was aban doned Pratt Proposal Goes The Pratt proposal requiring the legislature to provide for the keep ingby all state officials boards and institutions of accurate accounts of ail moneys received and paid out by such Officials boards and Institutions and for the keeping of such accounts by ths officials of all municipal corpora tions was passed in committee of the and sent tosecond reading The systems of account adopted shall pro Tide for accurate checks npon all such officials and shall be uniform for all similar boards institutions and municipalities The convention passed to second reading a section relating to the in corporation of banks ami trust com panies The new section reads No general law providing for the Incorporation of trust companies or corporations for banking purposes or regulating the business thereof shall be adopted amended or repealed ex by a vote of twothirds of the members of boua houses ofiae legis lature Representative Barnaby of Grand Rapids introduced a proposal during j the day to create a commission of public lands and allied interests of seven members to have full jurisdicj tion over the management and dis position of the public lands of forest reserves and forest interests of stream protection and control of game and fish interests and of min erals and mineral interests Witnesses Declare Grace Plon Fata Ascension Stamen Jn it You lit tle fool have you lost your nerve This is the lainruaycit 3s alleged was to Grace TJon the Grand Kapids jjjrl who lost Her Ro in a ba oon ascensicn at Howard City fair last fall Grace King who was a friend oi the Pion girl and was at her side when the fatal ascension was made testified to the remark in the case against Earl Wilson and Paul SchuHz who are charged with manslaughter because of the girls death Tiro King girl is the witness for whom the offi cers sought for some time and who was finally discovered at Capac She swore that the PIou girl protested vigorously against making the ascen sion but that the raen urged her on and swore at her and and taunted with being afraid Myrtle Ivens of 45 South Division street Grand Rapids also testified that the girl made the ascension against her desires About a dozen witnesses were pa the stand all of whom had seen tho accident One man who examined tho cannon or basket after the fatal drop testified that the rope which should have held it to the balloon when tlu raricJuSo was was broken a foot and a hnii from the place I where it was fastened to tucamion Thrre was no evidence to show that the break was due to anything but a weakness in tho rope The cannon in which the flight was made is a wicker basket nine or ten feet long and a little more than a foot and a half across One end is close with a netting Into this tho parachute is shoved and the aeronaut follows with a harness attached to the parachute When a cord is pulled at the proper height the open end of the basket drops allowing balloonist and parachute to shootout into the air At Howard City both ends of tho basket were releasedand the girl did not leave the wicker work which en closed her Appeared to Be Irrational and Mentally Unsound SO WITNESSES DECLARE Men Sat on Coroners Jury Dur ng Inquiry into Whites Death on Steward Operator and Family New Regents Take Part Ann Arbor Mich Jan first meeting of the board of regents for the now year 1m just been held with the two new regents J E Deal of Ann Arbor and Frank Leland of Detroit present The board decided to join the association of slate uni versities Prof W W Beemrm after thirtyseven years of continuous ser vice to the university in the depart ment of mathematics asked for and was given leave of absence for tba 19089 to travel and study jibTOcui Prof Waiter Deiiiiisoii has asked to take charge of the American school at Rome next year and was granted leave of absence for this pur1 pose Albert R Critteitden of Olivet takinghis place here as Resistant pro fessor of Latin Surrenders and Admits Theft Grand Rapids Mich Jan slstant Postmaster Fred Reynolds of Ionia walked into the sheriffs office here and gave himself up saying that he has robbed the government of during as assistant postmaster He says that he did not take the money in one lump but took it a little at a time from different funds He gave no reason as to why he gave himself up Reynolds is well known here He and his young wife are spcliSliavorites and his confession comes as a great surprise to his friends He is in jail awaiting the in Asks for Stay of Pfoceedmgs Lansing Mich Jan S Gorman attorney for State Treasurer Glazier has been here and consulted GOT Warner relative to the charges agaJnst Glazier on which a hearing was to be held Friday Gorman says Glazier will not be able to appear and he will present the affidavits of phy sicisns stating that Glaziers condition is such that he has not been even in formed of the charges It is expected that the matter will be put over for some time Attempt to Biow Up City Hall Grand Rapids Mich Jan deliberate attempt ia believed to have been made to blow up the city hall When Supt Diefenieck arrived at the building ia the morning he found the stopcock leading from the water tank to the boilers shut off and had he been fifteen minutes later it is pos sible that the boilers would have ex ploded Almost the entire police force is at work on the case and although a clue has iteen touad no suspects have been nrrestfd Charcs Gallagher nces twelve ron of William Gallagher a miner at Bay j City foil oJi the ice striking heavilv on head The rul felt no 111cr fects of the fall until two days later ivhen paralysis develops in his gradually Eprftading to nil parts of Ms body resulting in death Ivlrs P C French wife of the prcsl iHnt of he New Process Steel com pany of a recent brie JiiiS wit to the Kaianiazoo nsy Stcsssels Trial Near End St Petersburg Jan trirt by courtmartial of S toes gel for having surrendered the Port Arthur fortress to the Japanese is nesriag its end and a verdict is es early next vreelc Deputy Syrtlaroff General Stoessals attor ney has intimated to the Associate Press that ho little hop of ac quittrl on the main charge iering ths fortrsss T Syitlanofi hopes hovfrvor his oUenr will freed frora blame fr of sevorai of ho iniror posi tions as wci for fiprevding Gen era Smlrnrfi One of he most damaging General is that vis ct coni1er atilft of sScils en hand svhfin She srv York Janr strictly to their promise to interpose no other defense than that of iasanity in behalf of their cJient the attorneys representing Harry K Thaw at his trial Wednesday continued the exam ination of witnesses who swore that young Thaw at various times io his life appeared to them as irrational and mentally unsound Practically all of the testimony was entirely new to the ease and had to do with acts down to the day of the tragedy itself Then came the dec laration of ihC ten mnn sat on the coronrs jury during the inquiry into Stanford death all of whom that the defendant the day foHowiiis the shooting had acted irrationally His and anpeur ance were such as to causa the in quest jury to dificuss his state of niind after their formal verdict had been rendered Delved Into Family History In the days testimony there was more delving into the history of the Thaw family Alfred Lee Thaw of Richmond Va a bird cousin of the defendant taking the stand and tell ing of the taint of insanity which had caused his father and brother to die in state asylums Some of Thaws alleged eccentrici ties revealed for the Orst time were related by Christopher Baggau stew ard of the New York Whist club by Miss Matilda Stein a telephone opera tor by Per August Weber a for mer butler iu the Thaw household Thaw spent a portion of the afternoon of June 25 1906 at the whist club and at that fov hours before the pictured by the steward as being highly nervous and as fre quently exclaiming This is awful He asked the steward to have a valu able package put into the safe Alter the shooting the package was opened and found to contain three cigarettes In tiafoiS District Attorney Jerome 5n crossexamining the club steward brought out the tact that Thaw played bridge there with many prominent men The witness de clared he was not supposed to know what Mr Thaw Mr Gates Mr Schwab and the others played for but he was sure nothing hut mineral water was ever served at the tables Forgot Phone Calls The telephone operator told of Thaw putting in seventyfire calls one morning at the Grand hotel and then forgetting all about them The butler told many details of Thaws life at home la 1903 and was still under examination when ad journment was taken Criminal lawyers of prominence who are following the case outlined by the defense and who are taking into consideration the fact that a spe cific plea of insanity has been entered thisyear declarethat acquittal andsp the circumstances cancome only with the added clause on account of the Insanity of the defendant at the time the act was committed This it Is declared would compel the presiding judge to commit Thaw to Matteawari asylum from whence a fight to prove his present sanity and thus gain freedom would have to be conducted through habeas carpus pro ceedings Bank President Indicted New York Jan special grand jury which was sworn in to in vestigate the conduct of certain banks in New York county has returned two indictments against Wiliiam E Montgomery president of the Hamilton bank Charges involving overdrafts and overcertification have fo do however with acts alleged to have been committed by Montgomery while he was jvicepresident of the in stitution When E R and O F Thomas retired from their banking interests Montgomery succeeded the former in the presidency Ham ilton vank suspended on Get 23 last Montgomery hi the criminal branch of 5hf supreme court pleaded not guilty with the nsnni reservation of his right io change his pea or demur to tho nfiicluusrts The bail required vas furnished WAYNE HOTEL D vith i cy PLAN ro D Irtn vlc Mrs gnva a in honor of tbo A coivnauy vas il Mrs CORTELYOUACCEPTS New York Dispatch Says Secretary of Treasury Will Be President of Knickerbocker Trust Co New York Jaii oJ the Treasury George B Cortelyou will ba president of the reorganized Knick erbocker Trust company This was practically admitted by officials of the suspended company today Tha date of his taking tho place is not made known Jan Cortelyou is at his desk again in the treasury department At the White House it was said positively that noth ing whatever was knowa as fco the secretaryV reported resignation Sec retary Cortelyous appearance at the department is for the first time Since his recent illness which begun about four weeksago He still shows evidence of his severe attack of the grip Cortelyou pronounced the story that he had been offered the presi dency of the Knickerbocker Trust company of New York as absolutely without foundation mem cons iCHOOOLFDRMI On Floor Are Laid Out Victims of Boyertown Catastrophe OVER 100 ABE IDENTIFIED Many Will Doubtiess Be Burled With out Having Been Impanels of Supposed Dtad Turn Up Ave SWEEPING INJUNCTION Court Puts San on Actions of Silk Weavers PhiHipslmrg N J Jan I of the most sweeping injunctions ever granted against labor organizations in this state has bsen issued by Chan cellor Magie at Trenton on petition of the Standard Silk company whose employes are on strike The injunc tion is temporary but goes into effect at once and will remain so until tho hearing at Newark on Jan 28 The injunction restrains the Silk Weavers and Twisters association and local No 661 United Textile Workers America the Bachelors club a local association and more than one hundred people hi and out of the unions from causing or at tempting to cause by threats W offers of money to pay expenses or to offer any other inducement or persuasion whatever Jo cause any employe of the mill to break his contract with the company and from addressing persons employed at the mill contrary to their will or loitering or picketingon the streets near the mill or on the streets of town along which it is neces sary for employes of the mill to pass on their way to or from work The injunction puts a stop to all threats and intimidations or violence to persons employed or those likely to be employed by the company and pre vents the strikers and their friends with any tradesman storskoopsr doing business with the Standard company or its employes or interferingwith boardinghouse keepers with whom employes are staying Five Skaters Drowned Connellsville Pa Feb six persona who formed a skating party at the Jimtown reservoir near here fllve were are John Luxner George Cochrah Prank Cochran jr William Fulmer Eliza beth Pulmer Miss Fulmer and George Cochran started toward the center of the reservoir but had not gone far when the ice broke and they were thrown into the water In an Instant a hnman chain was formed by tho other four who clasped hands with Andrew Mack the only survivor at the end of the line nearest the shore Just as a hand was being reached out to grasp Miss Fulnier iSere Wag aBotiler crHSu O leeFrSSfc Cochran Luxner and William Fulmer had also gone down the thin ice giv ing way under their combined weight Mack was obliged to dash to shore Helpless to save he saw his merry companions of a few minutes before go to death Crawfords Body Found In River Washington Jan body of Lieutenant John W Crawford private secretary to Admiral Bewey has been found below Fort Foote on the Mary land side of ther Potomac He disap peared on Nov 22 last leaving a note to a friend that he was driven to end his life by financial troubles He was last seen on a ferryboat between this city anrJ Alexandria but as EO saw him jump overboard some rloubt remained as to his havingcarried out his announced purpose Admiral rjewey vvas among those who doubted the suicide theory and subsequently it was reported that Crawford had been seeis in Virginia a few miles from Washington The finding of his body however clears up tha mystery Ths boiiy was badly decomposed but dentficotion was made complete by the fact that several calling cards bearing Lieutenant Crawfords narua Trere found in the clothing Boyertown Pa Jan up bravely under the awful blow which it received in the destruction of Rhoades Opera House by flrs this HtUe borough has corae to a full realization of the fact that onefif teenth of its population was wiped out of existence by tho holocaust The figures compiled by Coroner Strasser show that there are 170 dead The list of deul includes one flreman who losit his life fightingthe fire aad one man Jacob Johnson who died from injuries received Three more charred bodies were recovered from the rains of the buildiJtfc and of the lug bodies or remains that He in the improvised morgue nr have been officJallv or partially identified The private morgues ia the town were not of sufficient size to receive the bodies and the public school was also used as a charnei house Here the bodies were laid out in rows Each bit of jewelry or fragment of clothing picked up in the blackened ruins was tagged as were the charred atid blackened bodies or such portions of them as remains and all In search of missing loved ones are permitted to pass through the gruesome rows to make identifications Few of the bodies could be recog nised by the features alone as in most cases the upper portion of the corpses was seared or burned to a crisp The scenes at the morgue are neartrending Before any of the bodies were re moved from thr morgue Coroner Strasaer empanelled a jury to view the remains and the scene of tbe de vastating fire and to sit at the inquest After the jury had been sworn in they made an inspection of the ruins and went through the morgues No date has been fixed for the inquest Coroner Opens Office Coroner Strasser has opened an of fice in the Sfcrnslon House and estab lished a bureau of information where he grants death certificates and signs Insurance papers Representa tives of scores of insurance com panies are in Boyertown paying off claims There are fiftrflve under takers or their representatives hare and plenty for them to do CoronerStrasser says that not more than twentyfive of the entire number of bodies removed from the fire have heads There are several trunks that yrill probably never be identified as there were several strangers in the audience that witnessed the play Building Inspector Heckmat of Reading who made an inspection of the opera house which was de stroyed said Tn my opinion the people in the hall were overcome bv tho inmoo Seamans Are Selling SUITS CLOAKS FURS SKIRTS at FORMER 52 la Black Broadcloth Coat Sitin Lined Fancy Braid Panama Skirts OJT values at i SEAMANS H E IHala St Battle Creek fVom the tankwonfi the tableau liht ami simplyroult not help themsnlvos A man told me that ho reached in tho doorway to assist a woman from th buHding and that he was nearly overcome by gas He was not in thehail when the fire started John Rhoades and his grandson who wore supposed to have been killed by tile fire 3trs John Dyer another supposed victim have turned up A committee has been appointed to make a canvass of the borough and arrange tor the proper burial or the dead A call has also been issued for volunteers to help dig the graves necessary to bury the victims fen The Mmji Weakens Ij Julius relcher the Detroit soulp trr father of Gari Mnlrhors Unhealthy Kidneys Sate Impure It used to be considered that only ariuary and bladder troubles were to be traced to tbe kidneys but modem science c nearlv have in these it i i orgBii x eadgttrify tljit is Oieir work Therefore when your kidncysare weas or oit of artier you can understand quickly yonr entire body is affected aOQ how every organ scums to fail to do ita duty If yon arc sick or feel badly begiis taking tbe great kidney remedy Dr Kilmers SvnmpBoot because as scon as your kidneys are wtti they vrill tieto all the other organs to health A trial will convince anyone If you nvc sick you can trinke lio Ti3i4 iake bv first doctoring youkidneys The rild atitl the extraordinary effect of Dr Kihrcrs SvrarEpRoot the great kidney remedy is soon realised It stands the highest for its wonderful of the most ciistrssEuig cases and is on Us merits by ail fiftycent ami fiiccolnr stie bottle by ttuii free a pTtnpbiet hvy to uiil out it you iiive kiflucj o Final Chapter n Walsh Trial Chicago Jan final chup ter 5n the trial of John R Walsh cn charges of misapplying funds of the Chicago National bank was begun Wednesday when Assistant District Attorney Fletcher Dobyns began the final summing up to the jury Before Mr Dobynss argument John S Wil ier and Edward C Ritscher of counsel for the defense had concluded the arguments on behalf of the banker The case is likely to go to the jury late this afternoon HONEY and TAR CURES Coughs and PREVENTS Pneumonia an Consumption Earthquake in Hayti Port Au Prince Hayti Jan Rerious earthquake hasoccurred at Gonaives sixtyfive miles northwest this city A few houses have been destroyed and others were damaged No loss of life has been reported Communication with the town is broken The shocks continue The first was followed by a tidal wave Among the buildings destroyed are the commercial houses of Herrman Adder and Jolibert One Dead Another Dying Detroit Mich Jan Hun garians met with an accident at the plant of the Great Lakes Engineering IE Ecorse and one or them Joe Kash aged twenty died soon after the Solvay hospital was reached ThsOthers SfelU fraetnred and he is in a dying condition He is thirtyfive years of age The dead man was changing connections for an air machine and in making a short jump from one plank to another he missed his footing and fell forty feet into the bottom of the boat The other acci dent victim was carrying a plank on boat No 23 when he too lost his footing and fell seme distance Both men suffered from fractured skulls Shoots Two and Kills Self Muskegon Mich Tan James B BalUema of North Muskegon has received a message from Lane Idaho telling of s tragedy enacted by Henry By thorn aged thirty years He shot and instantly killed hls sis terinlaw Rhcda Norton aged twenty one years fatally wounded his wife and fired a bullet into his heart and died instamly Bythom JJved in North Muasegon until about four years igo At the age of eightyfour Thomas Wuifort the recent purchaser of a saloon at Homer finds himself up ngaint the lassr with a olinnco to fight for the little pronorty a of toil has brought him lieis with selling without i license John Cariy astd eightyone living in Hanitrimck i sulmr of Detroit walking on ill ft Trunk rail road tracki arid failed to hear the ap of n train which struck Uvribly mnrisriinir him min caii a ITs hiagi somj night QOQgfiTA Of poootttte prapantim VZUOB jKtyrilf lartt fcftcaonta wfclch to try iMrnpis JO nach reUaf I bought some the Hfatmr ate TWQ or three ettnd ol tbe physicians rmi tupCiuu I hsvs never had toy tnobte with ay or Inrigs that 85c SOe SO ceoi contains two Wl u mach as Ba4 fiM bottte almost Ei ti M MCfc HDEU 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