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THE DETROIT FREE1 PRESS: MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1900. GOSSIP OF THE STATE. HAS NOT GIVEN (jp Jff FIGHT SPANIARD'S FIND IN THE THUMB AN INCREASE OF $2,725,000 SAVIXGS DEPOSITS I DETROIT B.I.VKS SHOW IT S1XCE LAST YEAR. IS' ASK foR iHnnvadl Jdnosf the tablets and other articles and relics uncovered these will be forwarded to Washington when everything Is completed. Some months ago another resident of the vicinity noticed the peculiarity of the formation and wrote of it to prominent members of the American Archaeological Society.

They did not consider the reports worthy of investigation. It remained for a Spanish scholar to delve to the bottom of the matter and develop the astonishing discoveries made recently in "the thumb." Prof. Emanuel tpeaks English fluently and also converses readily In several other languages aside from his native tongue. Hi To Obtain the best awl sfcn NMtornl Xnatlt Water, KwKm PJf fewloD. a MTCCfalUur remedy for alt disorders of tt stomarfind w.

oable service to people "'th edMiteiT Sautta-and an absolute caw eaitMe Constipation. t. nil. TTni1ehA.rfclit ftam AVrllfldllW. ibfi Vmmttif Uktentd by Water, WHlt RED Centre Punl.

steps as the may deem adiiaoblft to MvOmf Sabbath observance- .3 fSi, That i committee unicite with the national Washington iisKing mem iu rtsolutlon providing for spjclttl tg' Mc.r for the Hstruction of tho ygJf brought fo-th fetajro opposltton. the t.olution was finally rtfrrreft exernthc (ommlttee for siicn. exernmo (ommuiee tor T-r" "-m th? nu deem proper after ctretul COTOM- frail in 1 he m.t jorlt of tnoso no ihu resolution wero of the opinion that? anv inccial serslee woi Id tend to lmWn Jg tespect which the children would ria.vo'tor- k. nxmMr Avtl -nttri colt(, tn Df 30 ffffeetlvelv tauht to cienco the dhlr-e strIce than )Jcl- pntmp In It In common With th Officers for IW1 were New onKem Rov Dr Mondes ure-ddeOt; De DenWW Iolsvlllo. TDr.jft, rrledenv, tld of llalllmore and X)r, fcjt.

snrnseh. of "New York. vlcerpresldenttiasaS IcohHecht of Nett lork ireajsurttr; Albert xj ucas Max Cohen Isudore HiracliBcld an Uuchiltcr all ot VorK aocretftrleift fa Rev Ur Klein New york. Kb Schnffer Biltlmorc uev enne.uera uuiumore: Biumenthal. T.

i rtk.t mtttnAlnht "Mathnn--. Yqrk. Harris Altschul, Jersey City', Philip Jachet of Now Vol It Bav qlV-bd Morals Newport, I Rev TCapten, -M Montreal, Julius H. Greenstone, tPhlmflgj? phla A Penn Now "Torjt, arj Bey- DfcJB. 59e Rftchman Netv iork trustees and miio8n 4i the executive committed -j -A Thl clo cd the buslneita of tho mcotlnff.

us "1 ETJWRIA BEAT THE NEW YORK ST15AMI5HS WE11E IX COMPAATvFOttJ T1UIEE DAYS. New York. December SO, -ATri6fca9vsi line steamer New. YotM. ana; line ttenmni rtrurln iht former from Southampton and Cherbourg, tbitlatter from Liverpool and Queenstown late list iiiht at quaiantlne For three days the steamers were In companVsdifi Intel citing race was afforded the passengers, lit 1 ember 2C, and 28 the steamers were In sight and it was aVldant, that the Cunardcr was 9fl nl -t hrt passed by her rival and during th Stt JZ suing -night she dropped.out orglgHtvOTtSS'i! The Now 'York brought the dsablcfl Westernlana of -the- Rcd gtar Hne whlcll w(ts towfl ftto Southamptpn 23 by the OUIUOIJIIU.

PIXGREE STIIl. EXPECTS TO I.AND HIS FRIEXD JCDSOX. HE HAS SOT PLATED HIS TRl'MP CARD. Will at the Last Few Minutes of Hl Ofllcial Career. Jackson, December 30.

(Special.) Gov. Pingree, in spite of his 'humiliating defeat of Friday, has not given up the tight in the wardenship matter, and he and Mike Lehman -still entertain hopes of landing "Mysterious Billy" Judson in the warden's chair. The authenticity of to-day's developments is beyond dispute. The truth is that every member of the present prison board was appointed with tile idea of ousting Chamberlain and installing a better local politician. Of President Holmes and Lehman the governor was sure, Dr.

Bills, of Aliegan, was known to be a very uncertain quantity; but with an emphatic majority, vithout his vote, everything was considered to be lovely. -As an anchor to windward, however, it was thought advisable to placate the Allegan doctor, and the pardon for Gen. -Marsh, w-nicii jlil.s advocated for his townsman, was granted partially with the idea t-hat the recalcitrant memuer of the hoard of control womu see the error of hia ways in the wardenship matter. When President Holmes jumped oul of the governor's bund wagon iast Friday, tin: claim of tile Judson push' upon Dr. Hills came to mind, and Saturday Gov.

Pingree, over the telephone, romnuled the doctor of bis obligation and eonmiamied his attendance at Detroit. Dr. Bills pleaded illness. Tile governor declared his illness was not so severe but that he could attend a board meeting. Then the doctor said his vote would never depose Chamberlain and install Judson on the grounds afforded by the testimony against the warden In the Canfleld charges, and that he was really physically unable to attend a board meeting In the iirst place; and in the second place, he would stand by Chamberlain if he was able to come to Jackson.

In spite of this latest example of man's ingratitude, the governor still lias a card up his sleeve which he may play -on the last day of his term in office, and the end of the long struggle for supremacy at the prison will come only with the last minute of the governor's official career. FREEMAN ON FRANCHISE TAXATION Contained From Page One. also recommend that supervisors be elected for the period of two years. Communion to Suuervlne Forms. "Blanks and Assessment Rolls.

By section 122 of the general tax laws. It Is provided that the auditor-general furnish the several forms, blanks and record books made necessary by these laws. In view of the duties Imposed on this hoard to bring about proper assessment under the law, wo recommend that the lax commission Instead should have the necessary supervision in the preparation of the forms made necessary by the act for taking the assessment, Including the assessment rolls used for that purpose; but that It would be advisable for the legislature to formulate and adopt general forms or blanks to be used in taking assessments, wherein proper questions could be asked embracinE tho properties contemplated by section 18, general laws, with the power additional, given lo the tax commission, to add such further questions to such forms or blanks as conditions from time to time seem to suggest or make nec- of Deeds Records. That as long as the law provides that credits, secured by mortgage, shall be assessable as personal property we deem that sulnclent records should be kept by the registers of deeds ot the several counties of the state for the use of this board and the assessing officers throughout the state, wherein all such mortgages -may readily be referred to and indexed in brief but comprehensive form; that no mortgage be permitted to go of record unless it shall state the residence of the mortgagor and mortgagee, namely, the township, village, city or -warct as the case may be, as well as the county and state, and that a system of reporting should be devised for the respective registers to inform other registers over the state in other counties, when a mortgage shall be recorded, wherein the resldence-of either partv thereto shall be In the county other than" the proper place of record of the mortgage To bring about these views we also recommend proper legislation. Biiunl Tax LeginlHtion.

"Railroad Assessments. We have already expressed oursolves relative to thejnequal-ity and want ot uniformity in the burdens imposed on property within the state yield ing revenue bv the ad valorem system a compared to tlie properties yielding revenue "To allow l.iw that makes such a condl- tlon to exist is a very great in one wnose jcwoch.y made to pay more or tne public burden than the other property pays- the one under the one system would almost iiccessaru.v jn-ut i or below the one under the other system. All properties should stand the equal burden and we believe this is possible only when the taxation thereon Is brought under a system establishing true values; io the end'also uniformity in taxation may attain. The injustice must be apparent to the reflecting mind and we therefore recommend that needed legislation proceed along these 1-nes- and since a constitutional amendment has" been passed-wlth such overwhelming force we heartilv approve of your efforts io' revise our laws in order that these most desired enactments may legally be brousht about. "Ri-ht here permit us to digress somewhat and again emphasize the point that 'equal as It is commonly spoken of in the consideration of the manifold and en'dicss property holdings in this great state can onlv be secured by bringing all to the rolls, the great and the small, the property of the rich and the poor, save only that which is excepted by law.

and without a special personal interest to consider or a prejudice-, bins ur favor to direct, and all at the uniform standard of value. This evcrv rejecting mind, probably, will concede' and doubtless as a truism stands admitted This. too. may be pleasant to dwell upon or think about in 'ofty Ideals, for no one wishes to be recorded In favor of unequal taxation: but the uppermost thought should be to bring all this property, of wh'eh we have spoken, to the practical basis for eoual taxation, that is. practical equal taxation.

fun It era My Committed. "We areunalterahly committed to this policy, and want all to feel -hat they should at our hands be treated 3like. Neither can we conceive that the railroads, corporations, or any other property holder, desire any other method, if all shall be served alike. If it is the honest desire of our people that these practical results be attained, then all must tep out upon the broad platform and subm't their respective properties to like -axation in a Irue spirit of law abiding citizenship. This doctrine will submit of no deviation In so far as honest human endeavor ind good judgment are able to guide: neither will it allow a member of this commission to prostitute his office to favoritism or single out any property or class of property for uniust assessment.

The railroad company and the mine owner, the one with humble cottage and with modest savings, the' corporation and the individual, the statesman and the day laborer: and all hav-in? property subject to taxation without qualification, must learn this and yield to Its practical truth or application; otherwise equal taxation Is indeed a mockery. UcvIcith I nder Special Charters. "Charter Provisions In the light of the case of Tax Commission vs. Board of As- KCriS OF CHEAT PRKHISTORIO KACB, WEAPON'S, ETC. BBOGU'FHl(S tIKB THOSE OF THE TOL.TECS.

Sent From Madrid In the Intercut of Science. Saginaw correspondent of the Chl- -to American Is responsible (or the folding interesting story, mention of which made in The Free Press some months Wprof Crispo Emanuel, of the Royal Col-ie of Learning Madrid, Spain, has made -'iLvriM in what is known as "the Mrnb of Michigan. He has found traces a great prehistoric race that, occupied Viorth America thousands of years before rte sailing of Columbus from Genoa. stone wall, measuring 10 to 30 feet In; MgM and somewhat wider at Us base, has 'w found buried In the marshes of eastern Michigan and extending about 25 miles from point near Sebewaing to the little village i Vrfwtt'e It traverses oarts of three ii.rnies and' marks the -soutnern boundary SSfo 'the thumb." a considerable penin-ffil formed by the indentation ot Saginaw Jiy on the eastern shore line of Michigan. 'r' I Won nnmci.

The wall is in a good state of preservation ind hai escaped discovery for so long a time onlv because of the marshy land in which it is buried. This marsh has been mverrd deeply with underbrush, practically Mpt. etraU? and until tl.e entire district Ms burned over by the forest tires last slimmer verv llttie was known of what i beneath. Farmers-in the vicinity noted with curiosity what seemed to be a natural stone walk running through the marsh for 'many miles, appearing Just above the earth and at points sinking entirely from sight. Fernando Emanuel, living near Cass Cit, dMcri'bod it at considerable length in a iet-terto his cousin, Prof.

Emanuel at Madrid. The university, which exists under the patronage of the Queen Regent, took the up am' after investigation sent Prof. Emanuel to this country. Since arriving In Michigan last September he has kept the matter a secret. When seen by a representative of the American.

Prof. Emanuel Important Discovery. "I had intended to keep the matter entirely secret until the explorations are completed However, I can say I 'have made discoveries of the greatest importance to itudents of Americanarchaeology. This all is of mammoth construction and gives evidence of its origin before either the prcs- Indians or their predecessors, the pound builders, took possession of the "I believe it to be the tvork of a branch of the great Toltec race and the scene of tie last fierce battle between that prehistoric people and the flood of savage mound builders which devastated the country and 'later erected the earthen fortifications and Vhirlal mounds of the Ohio ancPMlsslssippi galleys. The ghastly remains of thut final 'hand-to-hand conflict still remain in scat-i'tered bones and skulls and weapons.

TMnks "the Tlininb" L'scil to Be an Island. 'I think that what you so appropriately call 'the thumb' was once a separate island. I-Jiave made considerable excavations and fd that the wal is from fifteen to twenty 'feet in hight and at some places more. -It -Crests upon a natural rock foundation which Jsea not extend south of the wail. This would carry out the island theory.

The wall Inbuilt of immense rocks, many them Weighing several tons, and these must have JMa carried by some great power to the pace where they now rest. I Jiave found remains of a very hard mortar, like noth-M of which I have knowledge. Its Is evidently similar to that of the nortars found in the excavations along the -NlIe, and has now become a lost art. On "tie north side the wall is comparatively while the opposite side is rough wi jagged. iTHIeroirlyiliic Like Those of the Tol-teca.

"-'fHatchets and heavy hammers of stone nUch I found near by show the of warfare which were used and Here are also curious weapons of coppor. Alls metal is singularly hard and resistant ud must have been hardened by a process i'tilch died with the extermination of the race also found a few metal tablets "'tlth hieroglyphics engraved thereon slmi-Klat to those of the Toltecs found in Mexico. I have not yet been able to decipher 'ttera. but hope eventually to trace the hld-K'ten words of this long silent race. "My theory is that the Toltec race became JMded during the mad rush of the Aztecs, or mound builders, from the north.

Part driven southward and eventually found their way to Mexico and Central America. The -other and much smaller portion of the race was forced to seek refuge la the peninsula of -Michigan and finally sfortlfied the island which has since risen s-Jhnn the water to form 'the The immense wall which we have discovered erected to protect them from the onslaughts of their fiercer enemies. who did sot possess the inventive genius of the race. To the Smithsonian Institution. "I am here purely in the interest of science and when complete my work will be presented to the Smithsonian Institution with the compliments ot the Royal of Learning, Madrid.

The book fsnhich I shall write upon my discoveries MH be dedicated, by royal permission, to ilphonso. King of Spain." According to Prof. Emanuel, the value XiOf tho discoveries from an archaeological standpoint cannot be overestimated. i Me has already pieced together several "iksletons, of both the Toltec defenders and ftibi. larger race of mound builders, and with 125 Years Younger "I am now seventy two years of age and my hair is as dark as it was twenty-five years ago.

People say I look at least that much younger than I am. I would be entirely bald or snow-white if it were not for your Hair Vigor." Mrs. Anna Lawrence, Chi-jrago, 22, 1898. I Ayer's Hair Vigor restores Scolor to gray hair every time. jAnd it is a wonderful food to Ifhe hair, making it grow rich and heavy, and keeping it soft and glossy all the time.

It is also a.n elegant dressing. 1- One dollar a bottle If your druggist cannot supply you, send and we will express a bottle to you, -all charges prepaid. Be sure give US your ucarcat express office. J. C.

AYRflt Lowell, Masa- Send for our handsome book on The so oiiAVCK wiLfc nr. jiaihb. Democratic Jfntlonni ComiuIUeV (AVltl Kemulji as It Is Kansas City, December 30J John- i son. chairman of tho executive of the Democratic national commltfeft -wlibrjiS passed through Kansas City from Chicago to his home I am not In a position to so what will be done toward organization perfutjled during the palgn but I will say that there will bp no eor 'nnizatlpn of the national eommiyfp, The committee Is organised untl) and will remain (is it If until tlole be- 'A lievc that, the prcient precinct oranli- Hon can be maintained and made entire- A The pickle factory at Plalnwell is to be enlarged and canning factory erected in die village next summer. An eight-foot vein of coal has been found at a depth of 96 feet near Amble, Montcalm Co.

D. Hennett. of Cassopolis. has retired from the management of the Donnelly House if -Mason, but the hotel will be reopened soon av Detroit parties who have secured control of it. All but $1, W0 ot" the amount of stock necessary has been subscribed and a canning faetnrv is' looked upon as a sure thing for Fremont.

It WH he erected iu time tor the campaign next summer. wl', usher in the twentieth cen tury with liecomin? dignity and noise. The naval reserves will lire a salute of twenty puns, the bells will ring, whistles blow and red lire illuminate the sky. Ou'siriers have leased much land imme-diat'eVv surrounding IJurand, and wiil commence- prospecting for coal in a few weeks. It is thought that much coai lies beneath: the earth's surface in that vicinity.

AKhcuvh Petoskey boasts of being a city, h- clings to her village habits. The street lights are turned out at p. m. and any belated wavfarer abroad after that hour has to grope his way home as best he can In the darkness. Kalkaska proposes to do some hustling the coming century, and as starter the local business men have organized an improvement association to promote the in-leresis of the village and county in every legitimate manner.

The silk company at Belriins. which runs a house tor us siri i nr.doye-.i. mt equipped each room in the building with rirfW- ruriitiK irons, so llmt ibe Rirls can euri their hair without using lamps, which iire considered dttiiB'Tuu ly the Charies iliake is the name of a Battle chi. VI i 1 ciinto trees 111 pi'irxult of ems no more. He was Joins so the other dav when he had a tumole to the ground.

He was rendered unconscious by the fail, his shoulder dislocated and his right arm broken. You can't talk sugar beets to George Shoesmith. a farmer near Leslie, wheat, nor anything else except sheep, as a money maker lie began 1900 with thirty-six head of sheep and his net receipts from -the flock during the year have been He still has thirty-one of the original (lock; left. A Saginaw small hoy went skating on the river one dav last week, and venturing on thin ice broke through. A bystander heroically rescued him at the risk of his own life but all the comment the kid had.

to make, of gratitude or otherwise, was: "Dad'H give me 1 for this; 1 iost one of his mittens there in the water." At the biennial meeting of the Michigan Stale Game and Fish Protective League, at Lansing on January 23 and 24 a united effort will be made to induce the legislature to amend the game laws so as to prevent the total extinction of the deer In Michigan, which bids fair to ensue soon if the slaughter of the past season is repeated many times. The (lowing well which was struck at ilogers Citv bv the men who were drilling for water for lire protection Is causing all kinds of trouble. The tlow is too great for the six-inch pipe which was put down, and the water comes un all around the pipe and is flooding the vicinity. The flour mill of Lewis Lruder Son has been compelled to suspend operations because the water lias flooded the basement and engine room. Every small boy in Negaunee who owns a dog large enough to draw a sled Is busy iust now preparing for the annual -dog derliv." which Is run in that city on New Year's I lay The race is an event eagerly, looked lo by the youngsters, and Ibe older too.

-take considerable interest In About. -fitly boys have entered ihelr dogs, and the winner will secure a hands-line prize donated by a local mer-ehanl. Tile course for the race is a six-blocks long stretch down the city's main street. LUMBER CARRIERS. MEETING TO DISCUSS PRICKS FOR loAdixg NEXT SEASON.

Bay City. December SO. As a result of the recent mcotlns of the owners of lumber carrying boats held in Bay City December 19. a circular letter has been prepared and will he mailed to-morrow morning to all owners of lumber vessels on the lakes, calling upon them to meet at the Hotel N'ormandie in Detroit, January 17, for the purpose of reaching an understanding with the Xational Longshoremen's union regarding the price to be paid for loading and unloading vessels the coming season. A local vessel owner said this afternoon; -W'e-have become tired running our boats at a loss -and the movement now under way is lo protect ourselves and make it cn object to do business.

A $2 rate on lumber from Duluth with sixty cents an hour to the 'longshoremen means a loss to us evcrv trip. We arc willing to shai our profits" with the 'longshoremen and want them to treat us reasonably. We will favor a sliding scale, paying so much per hour for loading and unloading, and In ease of increase or decreases in freight rates to raise or lower tile pay of the 'long shoremen. We will also insist upon Having our c.u.taiiis free to hire and discharge i men as lie sees (it. If we cannot, make money carrviiiK dumber, we might as well I iav our boats up.

If the 'longshoremen s-: union is not willing to grant the conccs- sions. we must of necessity make a fight against it." BAY CITY. Goods Were ot Bay City. December 30. Peter Niedziclski kept-a shoe store at the corner of Eighteenth and Van Buren streets until a few -days ago when lie sold out to a Detroit, oartv.

Yesterday the goods were taken to the Central freight depot. Just then representatives ot Saginaw and Grund lirms appeared upon th- scene with chums against Niedziclski for small amounts and cot out attachments against the goods. The writs are made returnable for January Sroltixll Jtite All elaborate programme has been arranged for the Scottish Rite meeting in the Masonic temple to-morrow. The degrees the fourteenth to the eignteenth in-elusive must be conferred in time to let tnc e'ass lake the- 5:5 train for Detroit. A delegation from Cheboygan and way points will reach the city at I o'clock to-morrow to lake the degrees.

Iiiauutirnl Train. The special inaugural train will leave the Michigan ''enlral depot in this citv to-morrow morning far Lansing. It will stop at Sauinnw wan- am. the military and uavl eompimes will g- board Tlie Third nand of tni city will accompany the train. 1-EinS IN KESTl'CKY.

Tone Killed and Wounded in Two Weeks. London. December men have been killed and ten wounded in dirhis within the two weeks, county over lb period, twelve faction: two other Clay county men were two wounded in a lignt just Clav county line during the same making a total of six kil ed and wornded within two weeks. The i are again becoming hostile and measures may lie necessary to drast ciuell the feudists. ciimr sew E.vit hates, bv the UK A NO TKIXK RAILWAY SYSTEM.

Th eial and Grand Trunk Ry. are offering rates to all points fcAs T. La 1 AN AI. A. car iii ticulars jars, IJ-t wuou.

"-mrr of Brush and all O. T. K. offices. 'A Undfl.

ra Totnl Amount on December IS Was Over Lansing. December The following abstract of the December 13 reports of O.e fiftcn state banks and one trust company in the city or" Detroit was issued yesterday by Commissioner of itt Hanking Department Ucwge L. Malizi KBSOCUCKA koans and discounts. l-vme- and securities -js Premiums paid on Overdrafts house. lurniture and nxuiris Other real estate Due from other and ia ox 15H.

IIS lli.tHS -i? S19.9M Si 1.24S,7I2 25 ers mot reserve cities) 1 Due from banks in cities for clearing hnusi 27U7SS S. and national bank car-re noy Gold coin coin Ni-'kels and (flits Cheeks, cash ileir.s and internal revenue account 1,531.017 305,351 63 Total LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid in Sun'imi Undivided profits, less current expenses, interest and taxes paid 1.0.-.a A Diviiiell-ls unpaid Comniereia! sai'jeet to cheek al Commercial ecrtiileates of posh -i T'ue 10 anks and bankers ea Ccrlilled checks -7? 2i Cashiers' cheeks il.M ei Savings I'enosits 33.l'51..i20 2i Savings certificates of i The following increases are shown in. the items named, over last report. September 5, 11)00: Loans, discounts, bonds, morl- gages and securities iS.2i 00 Savings deposits a7i.0.-l 11 And the following increases over December ISyii.

eorrespondinu' report of a year ago: Loans, discounts, bonds, mortgages and securities 2.322.1.W 16 Commercial deposits Savings deposits tl Total increase in deposits 2.2S1.051 44 MARRIED AND THE MAN. MIOIIICAXDKR TOO SWIFT FOR THE 1XBIAMAX. Laporte. December 30. (Special.) Cards were issued ten days ago for the marriage of Jesse R.

Merchant and Miss Mollle Hansley. the event to be solemnized at the bride's home at Demotte. this state. Yesterday William K. Messelman.

giving his residence ns in Sanilac county. arrived and procured a license tei marry Miss Hansiev. lie drove to her home, first securing the services of a clergyman, and the couple for a ride, the minister was met at an appointed place and the cerennnv was performed. and his bride nt once k-rt for Michigan. The first appointed wedding had been announced to lie solemnized to-day.

It appears that Messelman had courted his bride by mail and lie was advised by Miss Hansley that she would marry another if he did not appear at once to claim her as his bride. SOITH Dr. Stecre, of V. of Will Hake One for I'llli-Ainericali. Ann Arbor.

December 30. Dr. Joseph B. Steere leaves toMnorrow morning for Washington, whence he proceeds to South America under commission of the Uni'ed States unvornment lo make an ethnological collection for exhibition at the coming Pan-American exposition at Buffalo He will spend most of two months along the Amazon and its tributaries. Dr.

Steere goes into a region with which he is Intimately acouninleil and is abundantly iitteu for the- important work before him. Dr. May Xot fio to I', of M. Ann Arbor. December SO.

There seems a likelihood that the U. of M. will not L-el Chancellor W. II. Payne, of Nashville, to accept the chair of pedagogy recently offered him.

Kvery effort possible is being made to retain him in his present position and he has stated that he will no; announce his decision until after visiting the V. of M. In the near future. Dr. Payne did not know that his name was ever considered until informed bis unanimous election by the board of regents.

PrriliuliU Fnt Aot-uleiit. Ami Arbor, Docombor Charles A. Glaser. a laboring man living at Ptar this city, was thrown from ha conveyance last night during a runaway and so badly injured lhat his lift is despaired of. hr-ad struck upon the paved crosswalk causing concussion of the brain.

ii tk' State sult of the little fellow's search after knowledge; "lncle Tom's Cabin wrote bv Harriet Benchers Lexington -News. Deserved the Best There Was. A gentleman called at the iiecord offl -c the otiler "nay and related us a dream which he had the night before. He dream-: e'd that lie died and went to the sates of the New Jerusalem and 1. St.

Peter opened the wieko: and asked his; name. I'pnn being told lie remarked thai he was- no familiar wiiii name II would be noeessarv to look up his record of good and bad deeds. He then asked our' friend where he was from and received the; repiv thai lie was from Michigan. "Have it lived in Michigan long?" I "Ail of my iife." 1 "Well. then.

I think it is immaterial; what your record has been; if yoa have lived in during tin- whole eif the. Pingroe adminisl ration ynu have e-i-Iitri el four years of lieli and onglu to i in- entitled to a pardea. e'ome ia." 1 Imlay City Heenrd. I To UFiictlee ill -VJniiila, Ann Arbor. IMvra'n Wm. a' proniisin ai-ysi- of this city leaves i'-o- the Philippine islands rov the af e-it -r-ing upon the nraclice of his at Manila. Dr. Loomis was tile medical departnieni of the rnivorsitv of Michigan with the; class of That independent and sterling organization, the Globe Tobacco Detroit, publishes a New Year's greeting car elsewhere. To everybody is r-xtended its i-st wishes, and everybody will respond "Same to you." For Infants and Children.

The Kind You Have Always Bong; Bears the Signature of i WoFti Rea i LEGISLATORS ARE GATHERING CAPITOL BEIXG DBCIfRATBD FOR THE SESSION. Lansing, December 30. (Special.) Members of the legislature are arriving in the city, and it Is expected that by to-morrow night the greater number will be here. Lieut. -Gov.

Robinson is on the ground early, and Senator Atwood has been here continuously since the close of the special session. Evervthing points to a large influx of visitors Tuesday to attend the inauguration ceremonies of Gov. -elect Bliss. Supt. Hill, of the capitol building, has a force of- men at work decorating the corridors of the building for the occasion.

Representative Carton, candidate for speaker, opened headquarters at the Hotel Dc.wnev. and Hon. Stanley W. Turner is h-re doing the honors for Senator McMillan. BOY KIDNAPED.

CITIZENS AXD OFFICERS SCOIRIXG THE COOTRY. Houghton, December 30. (Special.) The 6-year-old son of Mrs. Baymond Thierry, of Dollar Bay. Is alleged to have been kidnaped yesterday by William Sullivan, a character well known in the copper district.

A sheriff's posse and citizens are scouring the country for miles in the belief that Sullivan not succeeded in leaving the country. Mrs. Blay Serlooxly Injured. Yesterday afternoon as McMillan's furniture wagon was going up Gratiot road the driver saw a woman lying at the edge of the electric railway track, near the toll gate bridge, in an unconscious condition. He found she was the wife of Nelson Blay, who lives in a tenant house on the old Butler farm.

Mrs. Blay was badlj bruised, her hid and face being mutilated In a shocking manner. eji to uu i time she has been unable to give a clear, -u un-t It tc thniichl SMC' account OI uie ataucui. was either hurt by a passir- car or struck ny a bicyclist. -rs.

cm, la iw.m.,. about 50 and the mother of nine boys. THEIR LAST TRIBUTE. Flint in Gcnernl Mourning; for the Late Dr. HovUnml.

Flint. December day was a. day of general mourning for Flint, when its citizens paid tribute to the memory of. the late Dr. G.

W. Howiand tehn wns killed in the runaway accident; last Thursday. The remains were viewed bv many citizens at the home from 11 until 1 o'clock. A private funeral was held at the heime at 2 o'clock and a public service was -held from St. Paul's Episcopal church at 2:30 o'clock.

Rev. McDuff officiated. The phj-sicians of the city attended in a body. The remains were laid at rest in Avondale cemetery under the ritualistic services of Genesee valley commandery Knight Templar. The cortege was viewed by throngs as it passed through the main streets en route to the linal resting place of the popular deceased physician.

New Mlclilisnn Cnriinrntlonx. Lansing, December 30. During the past week the following corporations filed articles of incorporation with the secretary of state: Independent Stono Company, Detroit, Carbon Hill Coal Company, Detroit, Detroit, Mt. Clemens, Homeo Armada Electric Railway. Mt.

Clemens, Saginaw Plate Glass Company, Saginaw. $360,000: Dirigo Manufacturing Company. Detroit, 115.000; Co Lalle T'apier-Mache Company. Kalamazoo, Saginaw Sugar Company, Saginaw, $300,000: Caledonia Butter Company. Co-runna, Howard Electric Wheel Company, Kalamazoo.

$25,000. The following corporations have increased their capital stock: Michigan Alabama Fruit Package Company, Eau Claire. $10,000: Fulton Iron Engine Works, Detroit. $100,000. The Michigan State Association of Master Horseshoers.

a non-capitalized corporation, also filed articles. K.capcd in Hi Mgrht Shirt. L-udlngton, December 30. (Special.) An early morning fire to-day totally destroyed Wm. Weaver's house and contents.

Mr. Weaver was the only occupant of the building, and he had barely time to escape in his night robes and take refute in a neighbor's house. He descended from the second story bv means of bed clothing tied to the bed post. Loss, $1,000. Insurance, $700.

111 He Afrreed With. Her. Near the corner of Washington and Michigan avenues this morning The Rounder saw a young man standing with hollowed palms, covering the bowl of his pipe, waiting, with a frown, for an old-fashioned sulphur match to blaze. A pious old lady, with Indignant eyes on the briar-root bowl and an aiui-saloon-leagne expression in her determined face, stopped in front of hi-n. and said; "Young man, don't you know that time is money?" "Yes ma'am." replied the astonished vouth.

"I've often heard so." "Then do vou realize how much time you wasie with 'that vile thing?" she continued pointing to where the rich, brown bowl of the pipe was now glowing in the light of the match." "Thev are vile, aren't they? he assented heartily, hipping away the tiny blazing stick. "And thev do waste time, that a fact. But I verv seldom use them, you know. I alwavs carrv the parlor kind that blaze up at once, hut I happened to run short, and a friend The sentence was never finished, and as The Rounder walked away, the poliio vour-g man was regarding, with eyes of Innocent surprise, a female figure striding indignantly away with its umbrella thumping on the nagging. Lansing Republican.

Wiun't There a Bnrrel Hniiilyf Last Thursday morning N'lck Jantz had occasion to shoe a horse. That in itself was ncthlng new, hut before Nick got through with that equine he had something new. The animal was rather fractious and managed to get a calk in a slight tear In Nick's trouser leg, and when that horse got through with him. Nick's trousers were on the floor not on him. The hours passed and no one came to sec the blacksmith.

Finally about 2 o'clock the siege was raiseil and Nick released, and with his nether limbs clad in a new pair of pants, hied himself; away to his long delayed dinner. Harrlsville Kcho. All RlKlit Phonetlenlly. A school boy near Peck was told to find out at home who was the author, of Uncle Tom's Cabin and present the name on a slip ot paper the next day. Here la the re- 1 MT- CLEMENS' fro gs ach.

m'rbihU th mrM has been ao slou generally tils well-liDowu Aperient LABEL ON BOTTLE sessors of Port Huron and its charter and other cities having like charters of which l.f.M'A derailed at length. we recommend legislation at once to tht effect that aec. ivi. 01 me sratioi amended so that a proviso to this section shall be added empowering the board of state tax commissioners to have tho same review or proceedings respecting the assessment or tax rolls" of any city ot- village in the state, having a special charter, that may now be applied to any assessment or tax roll in the state; both hi the application of the principle or duty and In time thereof, and whether for city, village, county oi state taxation purposes. "Assessments Fixed by Commission In of the contention raised respeceniB section 39 of the general laws, and hj- mony with the opinion of Ta commission vs.

Qulnn, ai- ssot if Ihpemlm he 1 I fore noted In ful it would Dl idvlsibl. aid we recommend that direct legislation snou.d be had as an amendment to this section mvii. bali bp assessed or spread in accordance with 'the amount entered, if any. in any assessment or tax roil of tne state, pursuant to law. by the board of state" tax commissioners.

AluKe to He "Supervisors' Equalisation. The duty of equalization as required by section 31, General Laws, is one of paramount Importance. We have reached the conclusion that while the good intent of the legislature Is clearly manifest that equalization thereby roaj really be had. yet no section of the statute Is open to greater abuses. It Is also manifest that if assessments throughout a county or state are made as law directs there Is then no occasion for an equalisation or an apportionment of taxes, other than as the same may be upon the assessment as made.

Equality then is attained, and an equalization on any other basis must be upon the assumption that the. assessment in a given district Is Illegal, or at least illegal when compared with anotner district of the county that Is Illegal. Complaints have come to our office from every part of the state detailing the abuses and schemes devised under the name of equalization, to shift the burden of taxation from one locality or district to another; and many combinations with more or less cunning are employed to gain advantage In tho struggle. Craftiness, under the cloak of the law. proceeds whenever a combination to the end sought can be effected.

No matter the Intent of the supervisor or assessor In making the assessment or how woll he may have done his work as law requires, It Is Impossible for and often It is all thwarted by these schemes In combination. Likewise, however much this commission may have forced upon the rolls property heretofore escaping, either by co-operative work with the assessor or by ortglnat steps taken, when found to be unassessed. or at ridiculously low valuations, this, in a large mea sure, may be destroyea. rower of Appenl. "If some way cannot be provided to stop i.i.,,i.,o nid, uracil -es i these combinations, schemes "'WPracu es 1 then power should be extendedr-to some board or body to remedy the: evils.

Wu recommend that power of appeal be granted to some court or ooara anu, mrouKu a tlce provided for the purpose, the complaint and appeal, be heard and such order owreft as will remedy the. evil complained ol found to exist; Itts evident a disinterested body or board shouid have a controlling power over these situations When found to exist We hove often been asked by boards ot supervisors or members thereof, to appear at their sessions to assist In equalizations; but we have not considered that we had any duty or right under present laws to direct these proceedings and Tlccordlng-ly have refrained from taking part therein. "We recommend that Sec. 22, general laws, be amended so as to provide that the supervisor, assessing officer or any member of the board of state tax commissioners shall have the right to examine on oath If he can be found, the person, firm or corporation whose property is to be assessed, and that he as well as any other person, mentioned in this may, If deemed necessary, be subpenacd by such supervisor, assessing officer or member of said commission In the same way as mentioned or embraced by section 148 of said general laws. And that such person or persons, or officers of corporation be compelled to answer all lawful questions that may be required in a suit at law, and that in default thereof some suitable penalty be provided.

"We recommend that so much of Sec. 11, general laws, which provides In certain detail for the assessment of vessel properties and Insurance companies be revised so as to provide for the assessment and taxation in the-samc way as all other property, not paying specific taxes, is required to be assessed and taxed by these laws. "We also recommend that all. the shares of bank stock, now assessable under the general laws, be assessed, in the particular district where the bank is located. "Bespectfully submitted, TV FREEMAN." Tax Commissioner Oakman agrees with all the recommendations made by Commissioner Freeman.

"Mr. Freeman has given the matters mentioned in his report a most painstaking studv." said Mr. Oakman last night, "and I feel especially pleased with the result of his work." UNION OF ORTHODOX HEBREWS Continued From Page One. resolutions declaring that 'the Jews are not a nation. American is our Against such a radical departure from the teachings of Jeremiah we must emphatically protest, for such gross misrepresentations of Judaism Ideals will mislead many Hebrews as well as many of our neighbors of an alien faith by causing them to believe that we no longer entertain the ideal of Jewish nationality." Dlvorcea mid Intermarryinfr.

Dr. Mendes then dwelt at some length on the fact that many Jews are content with such divorces as they can obtain from the civil courts of the country, the custom of widows marrying the brothers of deceased husbands and of the intermarriage of Jews and Gentiles, all of which he denounced as being inimical to the interests of Judaism. Dr. Mendes then spoke of the correspondence which he had had with Seth Low, of the American peace commission to The Hague, concerning the proposed action of the peace conference In connection with the Geneva Red Cross convention. The letter to Seth Low and another to the president of theUnited States were in relation to the substitution of another emblem than the Red Cross for Jewish physicians, surgeons, orderlies, who had conscientious scruples against wearing what is an- emblem associated with a religion whose doctrines are antagonistic to their own.

Seth Low replied that the commission would do what they could to carry the Idea into effect, and the president replied, saying the matter had been brought lo the attention of the secretary of state. Will Axk for Jewish Chaplains. The following resolutions were adopted: "That a committee be appointed to form unions for the purpose of instructing the young in English. "That on the eve of ail Jewish festivals and holidays an explanation of the significance of tlie same be sent to the Associated. Press, together with arcquest that they publish the same.

5 "That the executive committee take such on I land of an 1 ,11 KSfPKROIl MCHOMiS. Will Go to St. January. St. Petersburg, December Nicholas, according to very-recent tlon from 1 number of the Imperial family: will arrive here from Moscowiaboufithe-- end of January.

He will not the ceremony of blessing the' Neva.t0raid'rB.yvf: Duke Vladimir, the dukes, will probably represent him at tbaty! -M function. The plans, however, are subjqoti event. Information concerning the exist; time of the czar Journeys Is attainable, owing to the police rprecautionsej taken to Insure his safety while-traveling; tr. r.l,.in,ro. of nrtir mniniinl entlfl VIY1-" it IWi in-.

n-n-ir FV ST -t Tlie man tangled the tape from the ticker 19 the type of; the avcratre business man. His bune eates wrap him about like the coils, of: ati constrictor and slowly-crush outfhlSf life. The common sign of the husi-i ness man's slavery is with which many a man stomach under the name of lunch." The Quickest wav baeV fR a strong stomach and sonnd is to use ur. nerce-s cal Discovery tmtil perfecUy curi It goes to the rcot' of aiseaseiSilt7 removes the cause- of' iIl-BealtlfS It makes more blood and better blood, and this blood every organ the body the-highest point of vigorous he 'lb it During, the summer and faU-'o1 -p 9 writes Chat. H.

SerCTan.pfyptaln City, Madison Co- lhio7 "I becan all 'run down, wrote to Dr. Pierce for He ta 1 1 had general defrtity, Md adviaedBoctoi Pierce's Goidcn Medical Discovery; and thanks to you for your -advice. -uii bottles; and since! atopped-taktsg itabout one year due of any kind. hen. ailtta mrk every My sppctite is gooiiTScan eat three-aiuarmwJdayiajdoenot fet that mutmbiebttrmnglnnieatonuKli alter calmg.

My-blood-and. L-uod shape, and, I in gcwl-nmmiig uer Dr. Pierce's Pelleta cure biliouiuesa, acn," tne natural. consequence or-xMs rapid eating, the indigihble pasfryS the coffee and pie or 111s II' ifat if nafntaul j. 1 TUP PATPMT RPPJIDIinS ivaj Bif mHVm 9 wmm wMm.

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