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   Grand Traverse Herald and Traverse Bay Eagle (Newspaper) - July 24, 1913, Traverse City, Michigan                                Twice a Week OLDEST PAPER IN MICHIGAN NORTH OF GRAND RAPIDSESTABLISHED 1858 AND TEAVEESE BAY EAGLE Covers the Grand Trav erse Region VOL LIV TEAVEESB CITY GRAND TEAVEESE COUNTY MICHIGAN THUKSDAY JULY 24 1913 NO 59 Will EDUCATE POLICE FORCE PHILADELPHIA WILL RAISE THE GRADE OF FORCE GRAIN AND GRASS SHOW GIVES FOUR WEEKS COURSE GRADUATES WILL BE APPOINTED AT ONCE Every Phase of Police Duty Law anc Court Procedure Will be Taught the Candidates in This Department Philadelphia July Quaker Citys school for coppers today is in full swing and every day for the next four weeks one hundred and seventeen prospective Philadelphia policemen will theoretically tuck their books un der their arms and attend the first grade And these1 grown men attend school just like they did when they were kids They are supposed to be in the schoolroom at 9 oclock They get an hour recess for lunch and then go back to the grind until at which hour school lets And the course of police A B Cs which these men are put through is not by any means play When they pass the course they are privileged to put an M C after their names The M C stands for Master of The regular course is four weeks long The new School for Coppers is Di rector of Public Safety Porters latest innovation The Philadelphia police force which has had some mean things said about it all over the coun try on account of the blunders of its men in arresting and confining in cells persons who some policemen fancied were violating laws is hereafter to lie a trained and schooled body of men A school for new appointees to the force has been established at the Tenth and Greenwich street police substation Every roundsman patrol man and traffic man hereafter appoint ed will have to have a diploma from the law class Director Porter appoint ed the first squad to take the course and these 117 men now in the primer of the school will be ready for active duty when they arc graduated at the end of four weeks Ever since the school for firemen inaugurated several months ago by Di rector Porter proved such a success it has been the directors dream to do something on the same plan for the club Accordingly he gath ered a faculty of officials of the police department and organized this school of instruction for future cops The first weeks curriculum includes instruction in military and physical drills courts and court procedure fel ony and misdemeanors duties of pa trolmen on their beats reports of street obstructions illustration of crime and action to be taken and in what instances it is right to use force The second week includes studies in crimes gambling operations control of mobs and how to serve warrants In the third week they will be in structed in how to deal with disorder ly houses and persons how to get evidence and confessions and how to enforce traffic regulations The last weeks course includes instructions which deal with cases of cruelty to animals and the duty of policemen to enforce health laws On the last day of the fourth week all students will take their final examinations The av erages will be made public Those passing will be awarded diplomas and put into active service Lieutenant Harry C Davis is the of ficial head of the school with Martin II Ray as advisory director The fac ulty includes Superintendent of Police James Robinson Acting Detective Charles Lee Physical Director Frank Rodman Attorney Cooley and Acting Chief Police Surgeon John Wana maker 3rd The plan is expected to eliminate any chance for the frequent bursts of sarcasm to which the police are subjected by making them more efficient Director Porter is enthusi astic over the progress of the school so far and hopes from time to time to make the examination for entrance to tho school more exacting The said the director is to have every phase of police duty ex plained to the men by those who are expert in it so that they will have a solid foundation of theory before ac tually beginning work as policemen They will be told how when and why to arrest people and how to deal with emergencies They will be given fre quent examinations so that points up on which they may be weak may be explained to Booster Event Being Planned by the State Bank The Traverse City State bank wil begin August first to hold a grain ana grass show of all the different va rieties grown in this region As fai as known this is the first of this kind of show that has ever been held in the state where it has been devoted to just these classes of farm products A number have already agreed to con tribute to this display and anyone who has anything along these lines will notify or bring them to the bank This show will consist of wheat oats barley rye alfalfa corn beans etc The seeds will be placed in glass jars and the others will be in sheaves or in single lots STAT IN READINESS MAY BE NEEDED IN COPPER COUNTRY SERIOUS RIOTING IS FEARED TOWNS AFFECTED LACKING IN POLICE PROTECTION Military Authorities Berieve That I Is Well to Be Prepared in Case Foreigners Attempt Any Lawlessness Lansing July state mili ary authorities today made prepara ions to send aid to the northern Mich gan copper country in the event of erious trouble results from the mine ockout invclving men mostly oreisners Although no serious riot ng is reported those who know the country and temper of miners there ear serious trouble The mining owns affected are almost without po ice protection and should rioting tart it would be necossaiy to send state troops JAIL SENTENCES WERE IMPOSED ON WOMEN IN SUFFRAGETTE RIOT Mrs Pankhurst Continues Her Hun ger Strike and Refuses To Walk London July the women ar rested at the London pavilion yester lay during a suffragette riot that marked the rearrest of Mrs Pank hurst were today convicted and sen enced to from 14 to 21 days in jail n Holloway jail today Mrs Pankhurst continued her hunger strike as well as her newest form of refusing to walk MUST PAY DEBTS Secretary Garrison Will Weed Out Dead Ones Washington July a person vould hold his position in the war department he or she must pay all honest debts Secretary Garrison ias so ordered in a circular which reads in part The war department vill not permit itself to be used as a collection agency but an employe who contracts indebtedness and then without sufficient excuse or reason neglects or avoids payment thereon vill be COUPLE MUST BE GOOD Cash Forfeit Posted to Conduct Guarantee Rochester July the marriage of their children will prove a happy one the fathers of Cassian 3art and Elizabeth Blodi who are ioon to be married have signed cer ain bonds The girls father will for eit a farm if she runs around vilh other men gossips or fails to cook to her prospective husbands sat sfaction and the boys father has posted a check which will bo orfeitad if the boy plays pool drinks gambles or dances wiUi other women than his wife WILD REPORT FROM MEXICO TORREON TAKEN BY REBELS AF TER BATTLE FIGHT LASTED THREE DAYS MEXICANS WENT WILD OVER JAP MINISTER Demonstration Is Regarded by For eigners As Decidedly AntiAm erican Mexico and Japan Styled Brother Nations Mexico City July a des perate fight lasting three days the rebels captured Torreon ac cording to a despatch from Zacatecas Six thousand rebels attacked the town Sunday and the fighting continued night and day until todays surrender Two thousand federals defended town The losses on both sides are reicited heavy Japanese Minister Greeted Mexico City July of students and others bearing Japanese flags greeted the new Japanese min ster Mineichiro Adachi on his ar rival here at noon today in spite of the suggestion of the Japanese lega ion that a demonstration be prohib ted Notwtihstanding the repression of cries derogatory to Americans the breign residentshere diplomatic as veil as unofficial regard the demon stration as antiAmerican since the all for the students to assemble and screet the Japanese minister which vas posted on the school bulletin xiards for many days definitely re uested that the students should as semble to express public friendship or Japan in the face of danger from tronger nations who are threatening Mexicos On the arrival of the train so arise was the crowd and so deterrn ned wpre the people for a close view i the minister that it was 20 minutes jefore he could emerge from his car and then only when troops had way In his address he said in was gieeably surprised at the manifesta voii of good will and appreciated the pirit which had prompted it He referred to the fact that his ountry as well as Mexico had had orae differences with the United states and styled Mexico and Japan rother nations TO FIGHT INVADERS INGLISH NAVY ENGAGES IN MIMIC WARFARE Maneuvers Will be Directed by Admi rals Instead of From London London July declaration of var was wirelessed the admiralty to day and from midnight 41 great bat leships 39 heavy cruisers 22 light cruisers 13 mine layers 137 torpedo loat destroyers 20 torpedo boats and 2 submarines will give battle off the British coasts The Germans have nothing to do vith the conflict for the war is the annual British naval man euvers and Admiral Sir George Cal aghan commanderinchief of the home fleet will try to protect the oasts against the attack of his very good friends Admiral Sir John Telli oe Sir Alexander Bethell and Archi iald Moore The plan of battle is being kept se ret by the admiralty but it is under tood that Jellicoe has orders to try and land a strong force of marines on he east coast and it is up to Calla ghan to prevent his doing so Partic ilar interest attaches to the work of he submarine and destroyer flotillas which reinforced by three hydroaero planes will test the defenses of Rosyth the Humber Harwich the Thames Dover and Portsmouth Admiral of the Fleet Sir William H May is umpireinchief and it is report ed in circles that he and the op posing admirals have put their feet down strongly against interference rom headquarters Although no de ails were made public it leaked out hat during last years maneuvers First Lord of the Admiralty Winston hurchill and his advisors at the ad miralty tried to direct the fleets by vireless from London and got them in o suchawful tangles that a real en could have knocked them to pieces with ease PARLIAMENTARY LIFE Will Be Depicted in Moving Pic tures Paris July life in Paris is to be shown on the movies as the result of successful negotiations between a leading firm of film makers and the French government Permis sion was today officially given for thp taking of a series pictures showing the various stages of debates in the Chamber of Deputies and the senate and the legislators displayed much anxiety to figure on the films The pictures show the empty benches in the mornings the arrival of the leg islators a dozen or sodeputies dis cussing laws affecting the whole of France the seldom arrival of the president life in the lobbies a stormy afternoon session and the thronged refreshment bar lESGiaSED BY OPERATOR TO FORESTALL STRIKE BY WEST ERN FEDERATION SHUTDOWN IS INDEFINITE EMPLOYES WILL NOT ACCEDE TO DEMANDS They Claim They Will Put Up Finish Fight Against Demands Made By Men Who Belong to Union Marquettc July thou sand mine workers in the Michigan copper country embracing Houghton and Ontonagon counties were thrown out of employment to day when the copper mines closed down by a strike order about to be ssued by the Western Federation of Hiners The operators closed the mines against all workers though on y about 20 per cent are affiliated with the miners organization The trouble started sometime ago when the union men submitted de mands for recognition of the union an eight hour day and the abolition of one man drilling machines These demands the operators refused to grant The mine owners declared they vere prepared for an indefinite shut dowwn As most of the strikers art mmarried the authorities are prepar ng for trouble although few disor ders have been reported MADE HISTORY FAST ARKANSAS HAD FOUR GOVERN ORS IN SIX MONTHS SIXTYFIVE PEOPLE DEAD FEARFUL LOSS OF LIFE IN BING HAMTON FIFTY MORE WERE INJURED FIRE DEPARTMENT POWERLES TO SAVE EMPLOYES Ruins are Still Too Hot to Allow Dig ging for Others Who May be Still in the Debris Blnghamton N July five persons mostly women and girls lost their lives in a fire which de stroyed the overall factory of the Binghamton Clothing company yester day This was the latest police re port after the hospital reports had been received and employes hecke up Twentyone bodies are in the morgue and hospitals Of the em ployes in the factory at the time of the lire 44 are missing Lines of blackened bodies are await ng identification in the morgue but arc so horribly burned that recogni tion is unlikely Fifty women and iris are suffering serious injuries in the hospitals It is expected ten of this number will die Some are so horribly burned that their bodies hard y resemble human forms while oth ers are suffering from crushed limbs Throughout the niglit great crowds Airrounded the ruins Many came rom curiosity but there were also for their daughters Vs the night wore on the curious de parted but at dawn relatives still vaited forthe smouldering ruins to give up their dead The bodies so far oday were found on the edge of the urns the heat being too intense to senetratc the interior Today volun eers were called for to dig in the vreckage The big outstanding fact of the ca astrophe is its suddenness In this he disaster bears a strong resew ilance to the Triangle Waist company aolocaust in New York where 147 ives were lost Another resemblance o the New York disaster is that the fire is believed to have been started iy the careless throwing of a cigar tte butt or match Tho firo escapes not large nougli to hold all who rushed madly o the exits and there was a dash for he windows the trapped victims creaming with pain flames wept upon them from behind and eared their bodies Five United States Senators Have Al so Held Office During Same Time Little Rock July as is today holding a special election o elect a governor to serve the un xpired term of Governor Joe T lobinson recently elected United States Senator Judge George W Hays of Camdcn is the Democratic nominee and his election was gen erally conceded as Arkansas is trongly Democratic Harry H Mey ers is the Republican nominee and leorge W Murphy former attorney leneral and Democratic leader is the progressive candidate Todays electioja brings to an end ne the most remarkable political periods in the history of the state In he last sixvmonths Arkansas has had ive United States senators and four overnors The death of United Hates Senator Jeff Davis last Janu ary caused it all J Heiskell was appointed by Governor Donaghey to ucceed Davis W M Kavanaugh was hen elected by the legislature to erve out the unexpired term of Da is and finally Joe T Robinson who had Just been elected governor and had entered upon his term of office was elected United States Senator for he six year term Davis had been he primary nominee to succeed him elf and his death left the assembly ree to act The special election was called by Acting Governor J M Futtrell The Democratic nomination was by pri mary and Judge Hays was nominated over former Congressman Brunlilge than rotes Brundidge contested the primary alleging fraud in several counties but the state com after an investigation certified Judge Hays as themominee COMPANY WON OUT DAM AT LELAND WILL NOT BE Case Has Dragged Through Courts for Many Years Decision by Judge Mayne A decision has been handed down in the Leelanau county circuit court by Judge F W Mayne in the case of property holders located along the banks of Lake Leelanau against the Leelanau Light Power which has been pending for several years The case was first started by those affected to prevent the company from maintaining iriore than a fivefoot head of water which really meant that they sought to have the water in the lake lowered The court holds that the company has a prescriptive right to maintain their dam at the present height but that some regulation should be adopt ed for letting off the water during freshets in the spring of the year and at other times when the water may reach an unusual height so that the may not be higher than defendants rights warrant The court further requests that counsel for the parties concerned be heard at some future time in order that a plan may be adopted for tak ing care of this possible high water WINCHESTER imprison ment was the sentence imposed on Andrew Johnson today when he was found guilty of complicity in the mur der oC Edward Callahan former sheriff ofsBreathitt county S Converse 19 yearold boy with in his own name with a 50foot sailing boat sad dle horses and a motor car as an ordinary hand rubber shoe factory He earns per weeU FARMERS MAY LOSE MAIL Careless Plowing of Roads Handicap the Carriers While the subject of good roads i interesting the public in this regioi and it is one that is receiving th greatest attention there are some o the residents who are plowing th side of the roads and leave them ii bad condition so that it is impossibl for two teams or autos to pass As this is on some of the rural roads and is against the law there may be occasion for the cancelling of some o the routes It is up to the people liv ing in these neighborhoods to aid the rural carriers all they can In building a new bridge on route five a big spile has been driven in the middle of th road and people have to drive arounc THISTYTHREi MISSISSIPPI CONVICT FARM THE SCENE OF TRAGEDY VICTIMS WERE ALL NEGROES LOCKED IN SECOND STORY OF WOODEN CAGE Farm Contained No Fire Fighting Ap paratus and No Way Was Found to Release the Perishing Prisoners Jackson July hree convicts sleeping on the second floor a wooden cage at the Oakley convict farm near here were burned to death last night All were negroes The fire started on the first floor at the stairway landing cutting off the only avenue of escape The convict arm is not equipped with any fire ightirig apparatus The anguished screams of the vio lins were heard for two miles Farm rs hurried to the scene but were un able to give assistance All the bodies vere burned beyond recognition BERT TROMM KNOCKED UNCON SCIOUS BY ROBBER round By Mail Carrier Who Notified Police of the Strange Attack Bert Tromrn son of Chas Tromni IS North street was club Jed insensible Tuesday afternoon vhen he a burglar who vas rifling the dra of a dressing able at the Troma home The boy in the back yard when he heard noise and went into the house to nvestigate He came upon the man n the front room but before lie had iad a chance to escape and notify the olice the pilferer had turned upon im and struck him over the head vith a club The boy was unconscious or some two hours a mail carrier inally discovering him and notifying he police of the affair Young Tronim escribed his assailant as man of about forty years of age dressed in light coat and dark trousers and vearing a light checked cap Al hough the boy claims to have been truck with a maple club about two eet long and an inch square with harp hard enough to have ieen knocked unconscious there are cuts on his head and only one mall mark to indicate the slugging Jvery chair in the room was upside own the bed was overturned and iverything in a state oil general dis irder Troinm was the only person in he house at the time Although the n tire affair took place in broad day ight about three oclock yesterday fternoon none of the neighbors saw he man either goingto or leaving the laoe Immediately after being notified hief of Police Carson started an in estigation and later he and Sheriff Mien Smith scoured the city for the man Descriptions were sent to all urrounding towns persons on the ural routes were notified and the iitire police force was set to work earching for the assailant It is very ropable that the man went directly nto the country and as he bad some lours start before the officers were otifled will probably be rounded up onie distance from the city SELL PENCILS ON SATURDAY FOR BENEFIT OF CHILD WELFARE WORK LOCAL ORGANIZATION SHARES WIDE FIELD FOR THIS KIND OF WORK Committees Have Been Appointed and Systematic Effort Will Be Made to Make Event Great Success Saturday July 26 is the day set for Pencil day for the benefit of child welfare work in Michigan The day will be conducted by the National Child Welfare league under the auspi ces of the Bureau of Associated Chari ties of Traverse City Onehalf of the net proceeds from the sale of the pen cils will goto the Bureau of Asso ciated Charities of Traverse City for child welfare work and the other half to the National Child Welfare league for the work in Michigan The league is working in coopera tion with organized charity every where Very often a local charity or ganization will call upon the Child Welfare league to do work for a handi capped child in their community which they are unable to find special treat iient for locally In turn the local or ranization assists the league in malc ng investigations that save a great deal of time in travel and expense Since the Bureau of Associated harities has been established in the citizens have been convinced of the value of organized effort and especially since the bureau las engaged the services of a deacon ss which has proved a great econ omy of energy time and money The nurse has also been added again proving to the citizens the value oil such service Mrs Cora Lamping is general di of the National Child Welfare eague Mrs Lamping has given twen y years of service in child welfare vork in Michigan Pencils will be sold Saturday July 26 The pencils are attractive in red and black colors bearing the name National Child Welfare in jold letters They are good lead pen and their sale will help a good While a small sum willbe harged for the pencils you will be at iberty to give much as you are able o help the cause It would be a good esson to the children in helping the leedy to have them save their pon ies and buy a pencil also The Pencil day committees are Mrs W C Hull chairman Mrs J D Munsou vice chairman Mrs ianders secretary A J Maynard reasure Finance J chairman W H Umlor Prof L L yler L F Titus Publicity Geo G Bates chairman Billings M B Holley Mrs C Lamping TALY WILL TURN THEM INTO HOSPITALS Tubercular Children Will Have Places to Get New Rome July an order formal y announced today Dy the minister of marine Italy solves the problem of vhat to do with discarded battleships nd also possibly what to do with the utire navy should worldwide disarm ment ever come As fast as the war hips become too antiquated for mod rn naval use they will hereafter be iven to the National Society for the are of Tubercular Children of Italy and its colonies The society plans to refit the essels into hospitals andgive them ermanent anchorage not only about lie coast of Italy but off the coast in vliatever part of the world Italian col nies are to be found Others will be sed as cruising hospitals for those f the invalids who need such treat lent The action today of the Italian gor rnraent in giving its consent is the esult of a be gun at the International Congress of Hygiene held at Roma last yean   

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