Lawton Hemans Article: Hemans Funeral to be Held on Sunday. Contains some bio info.
HEMANS FUNERAL TO BE HELDOW SUNDAY State Departments Oloie; Would Have Been Reappointed Reappointed Had He Lived. "The state of Michigan has sustain, ed a severe loss and I feel that X have lost a personul friend in the death of Lawton T. Hemans, chairman of the state railroad commission," declared Qovernor-olect Qovernor-olect Qovernor-olect Albert E. Sleeper, today. today. "As a member of the state railroad commission, Lawton T. Hemans was particularly adapted for the work of handling the public utilities cases that came before that commission. Had he lived until the first of January I would have tendered him a reappointment reappointment as a member of the state railroad railroad commission. Regardless of politics politics I believe he was better fitted for that particular work than any other man In Michigan." At 10 o'clock today every state de- de- RUPTURE Sufferers! Spend One Cent to Send Your Name It May Mean Your CURE I claim to have the most simple, yet the most wend.rf ul, most comfortable, moat beneficial beneficial rupture appliance evar Invented, It has produced results heretofore unheard of. I want to tell you bow and why, want to ahow yon bow to Leek your rupture so it. can't comedown, and how to obtain greater comfort, sweater bene, f Ik than you have ever known ainee you ware ruptured, 1 want to Bead you my illustrated Rupture Book FREE I want you to know why and how the wonderful wonderful Schulllna Rupture Lock produces astonfohinrrefiults, wnnt you to know what It has done and Is doing for Other a what It wUI do for you. Test It Yourself For 30 Days partment suspended operations. As a general rule such an honor is accorded accorded only to an elective state officer. Lawton T. Hemans held an appointive office, but he was generally regarded as a member of the official fam.ly. Funeral services (or the late chairman chairman of the railroad commission will be held Sunday aftornoon at 2 o'clock at the family residence in Mason State officials and prominent Democrats Democrats from all sections of the state are expected to attend. Members of the Ingham County Bar association will attend the funeral In a body, leaving Lansing on the 1:32 car Sunday afternoon. There is a prevailing opinion In the state house that Oov. Ferris and Governor-elect Governor-elect Governor-elect Governor-elect 81eeper may hold a conference conference and that Gov. Ferris will agree to appoint the man whom Sleeper has in mind as Hainan's successor. successor. By such a move the new member of the commission would be able to step Into the harness at once Body Arrives In Mason. MASON. Nov. IS. The body of Lawton T. Hemans. chairman of the state railroad commission, and probably probably the most prominent figure In Michigan's Democrat circles, was brought to Mason from Battle Creek, at 4:30 Friday afternoon on a special train put at the disposal of the family by the railroads of the state. Mr. Hemans was perhaps the most prominent man that Mason has ever produced, and for the pant two years his many friends have been concerned concerned over his continued 111 health. He began his political career as mayor of Mason, in 1R91, when but 27 years of age. At this time he was the youngest mayor In the state, and ws known as Michigan's kid mayor. Mr. Hemans has always been much Interested In horticulture, and when mayor attempted to Interest the city Ir. beautifying Its streets, etc. He also undertook to make a city park, this effort however finally proving unsuccessful. unsuccessful. For some years he hns spent much of his time on the oid Hemans fnrm In Aiirelins. where ho enjoyed work In the open. Mr. Hpmans was of n lltomrv turn, and besides his History of Michigan, which Is in use in mnny schools, he has written a hook on the Life of Stevens T. Mason which Is practically ready for the publisher. He has also contributed more or less to high class periodicals of the country. Ho served for a time as secretary of the Mnson school honrd. nnd van always much Interested in educational affairs both here and elsewher". He was a charter member of the Tourist club, the oldest literary club perhaps In the oountv, and for some years acted acted as president of the club, only resigning resigning this office. Inst Rr-ntemher. Rr-ntemher. Rr-ntemher. The flag on the court house has hung at half mast since news of h's death reached Mason Friday morning, and will remain so until after the funeral funeral Sunday. He Is survived lv his wife and onr-son. onr-son. onr-son. Charles, who Is a student at Ann Arbor. Also by nn need mother, whose home Is In Mnson. nnd bv a brother. Bert Hemnns. slso of Mnson. Two sisters. Mrs. Mary Itoe-ors. Itoe-ors. Itoe-ors. of Txis Angeles, and Mrs. Gertrude Gretten. of Aurellus. also survive.