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Calumet, Houghton County, Michigan, Tuesday. December 8. '1896. Vol. V. No 25 Marked Bring in your DUy uuo Bargairt in a Suit or Overcoat. w hare marled down the price on all our Suits and Overcoats to re iWp stock. Tbls l a good opportunity to give your boy a substantial au Christmas present, at a small cost. ,r. RhowlDjr some very good things In heavy suits at $2.50, f 3 and We are sou k Heavy Ulsters from 3.G0 up. nnva'fftDS Sweaters, Mitts, and Leather and Corduroy leggings. Bee n .Hoe of Silk and Linen Initial nandkercbiefs, Silk Mufflers 0 and Suspenders. Ed. Haas & Co., . Houghton. - -. Calumet.. The Eagle Has just received a complete stock of the market. They also keep a fine line of assortment. -:Preseriptions -'- With extra care and the most reasonable prices charged for them. CLEMO & MITCHELL. Fifth Street, - - Red Jacket. Suitable Xmas Presents, At Less Than Usual Price Bale Lot 1. Throe ImnrtHotnp dress patterns, all wool, 8 yards i 6 .10 Ixit 2. Four cleuHnt (Ire! vuttern. lmportf d, 8 yard 10(H) Lot ;t. I'uvnt hcoicli noveltlog and cllk mlM iron. 7 yards 2") U) Lot 4. Four rich silk dress pnttortiH, I'.ntfllsh 7 yards 2-1 Lot s. Four U autiful tailor made skirts, 6 yards M .Ml Lot ft ThirWn-n children's Ion coats for school 15(H) Lot 7. Nino Indies' long eonts lft N .Lot 8. Ten ladies' irood wtyllsh Ion g coats 20 (X) Iot It. Flvp ladles' very linndsomo light cloth coats W Lot 10. Hx pattern huts In felt and velvet, Paris stylos 4 SO Lot 11. Four very handsome stylUh pattern hats M Lot 12. Peven very rich liats, trimmed In expensive furs.wlnjrs and plumes 10 M LotlJ Three of the very latest from Paris, beautifully trimmed 14 60 Several other odd lots and remnants, cloth, etc., that must go at any price offered AI'CTIONRKlt A l KM If i IC TIO. AU KXT. i - r $h $ i ? New Do You Want to If So, BAJARI & ULSETH, Contractors and Builders, and Dealers In AU Kinds of Lumber, Sastf, Doors, Moulding AI30 Brick and Lime. fct everything in the lumber line, and o! the Terr best and latest pattern. Yard at Foot of Portland Street. Down wccrv aim aeuuru a Drug Store the best brands of fancy toilet soaps on perfumes. Call and look over the large Compounded:- Half Price. Price I 2 75 4 r.o U 50 12 ftO m 2 75 a (it 4 .v 5 50 1 60 2 Ml 4 AO 6 60 OATES. You Burn Money when you waste fuel, Try our t Era Radiator for heating.the upper ruuiua. , FRANK B. LYON, Build a House7 See v in ,'o n in ir Old Washington Officials Receive a Surprise. SECRETARY OX CUBAN AFFAIRS. Ui Makes Report to the President Just avs the Other Members of the Cabinet Have Done Hit Estimate of the Present Situ ation ou the Island of Cuba Larger Portion of the Coast In the Hand of the Insurgents. Washington. Derv R. Tnr the first time within the memory of old officials the secretary of state has made a regu lar report to the president for trans mission to congress, like the reports of other officers of the cabinet. This re port was laid before congress Monday as an appendix to the president's mes sage. It treats of many details of our relations during the past year with for eign governments that either were not touched upon at all In the message or Were more briefly treated. Under 'the head of Spain Secretary Olney has much to say In regard to Cuba, and in his report he sets out In great detail the history of the growth of the rebel lion; the present evil state of affairs on the Island, and other facts upon which the president bases his broad statements and conclusions. No ref erence Is made to a report from Consul Geneal Lee, but the secretary intimates that his information comes principally from the United States consuls, ana so must be regarded as confidential as to Its source. Kstlmate of the Situation.)' The secretary's estimate of the pres ent situation is disclosed in the follow ing paragraph made after a prelimi nary statement of the destruction of the industrial resources of Cuba. "From whatever point of view we regard the matter, it is impossible not to discern that a state of things exists at our doors alike dangerous to good relations, destructive of legitimate com merce, fatal to the Internal resources of Cuba, and most vexatious and try ing because entailing upon this gov ernment excessive burdens In Its do mestic administration and In Its out ward relations. This situation cannot Indefinitely continue without growing still worse, and the time may not be far distant when the United States must seriously consider whether Its rights and Interests, as well as Us Interna tional duties in view of its peculiar re lations to the Island, do not call for some decided change In the policy hith erto pursued." .Formidable Revolution. To begin with the secretary makes it plain that the present insurrection is far more formidable than the famous "ten vear insurrection." which began at Yara In 1863. He says that starting in the same portion of the island, it early took proportions beyond Us pre decessor and therewith assumed an ag gressive phase. Passing the defensive lines or trocha traversing the Island from north to south, formidable bodies of the revolutionary forces early in the year established themselves in the rich sugar-planting districts of Santa ciara, Cienfugos, made hostile forays almost In slKht of Havana itself, and, advanc ing westward, effected a lodgment in the fertile tobacco fields, or nnar aei IUo. which has so far resisted all ef forts of the Spanish forces to overcome. Practical I j- In Cuban Hands. The secretary says that while no nromlnent Beaport has been attacked by the insurgents a large part of the 2.200 miles of sea coast Is practically In their, hands and from Its rugged and wild character Is peculiarly fitted for guerrilla warfare and afforGS easy means of receiving clandestine supplies of men and arms. As bearing upon the nueatlon of recognition of the insur gents, probably soon to; come before congress in some shape, the following Is important as explaining ms reason fnr declining recognition: "Bo far as our Information shows. her la not only no effort for local gov ernment by the Insurgents in the ter ritories there overrun, but there is not even a tangible prentense to estab lished administration anywhere. Conspicuously Lacking. "Their organisation, confined to the hiftinir exigencies of the military oper ations of the hour, is nomadic, without definite centers and lacking the most elementary features of municipal gov ernment. There nowhere appears the nucleus of statehood. The machinery fnr exercising the legitimate rights and powers of sovereignty and responding to the obligations wnicn ae racio sov ereignty entails In the face of equal rights of other states, Is consequently lacking. It Is not possible to discern n. hnmoeenous political entity, of pos imnir and exercising the functions of administration, and capable, if left to Itself, of maintaining orderly govern ment In its own territory ana sustain ing normal relations with the external family of governments. THREE PERSONS DROWNED. Skating Session Opens Up with a Tragedy Near Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Dec. 8. The skating season opened at Hawley with a triple rftfi-edv. Blanche Bishop, 14 years old, rf.no-hter of David -Bishop, and Ella Alpha, 15 years old, daughter of E. II. Alpha, bpth living in iiemiocK iionow, .kAiii seven miles from this place, while skating on thin Ice, broke through and were drowned. Two brothers of viiia Ainha snrang. In succession, to at tempt to rescue the girls. One of the boys was drowned. The life of the other was saved through the efforts of hi. father. The accident occurred on the mill pond on grounds belonging to Mr. Alpha. The pond naa neen rros en only a few days, and Mr. Alpha had warned his children not to go on it, as the Ice was unsafe. The bodies were recovered. .... . COLONEL FELLOWS DEAD. The Noted New York Lawyer and Orator III No More. , New York, Dec. 8. Colonel John It. Fellows, who has been ill. (or some time past died Monday at his home in this city. Colonel Fellows was born in Troy, N. Y but when a mere lad he went to Camden, Ark., on invitation of a prosperous relative, and there grew up with the country and became a lawyer. At the time of the breaking out of the civil war he was one i the leaders In that state, and as such opposed to the end all attempts at secession. He took IlOJf. JOHV R. FELLOWS, the ground that Lincoln had been con stitutionally elected, and it was the duty of all the people to acquiesce In the verdict of the majority. He was overruled " by the vast majority, and, living up to the doctrine which he preached, followed the majority and his state into the Confederacy and entered the army. He served with distinction In the western department of the Con federate army until captured at Port Hudson. After the war he returned, to Cam den, where he resumed his law practice. In 1866, while on a visit to his old home in New York, he found himself elected to the state senate without any effort on his own behalf. This brought him into New York state politics, where he has since been a strong factor. He served for many years as assistant dis trict attorney, and then succeeded Judge Martlne as district attorney. He resigned this position to take his seat in the Fifty-second and Fifty-third congress, where his ability and elo quence won for him Instant recogni tion. He resigned his seat in congress to go back to his old love, the district attorneyship. Colonel Fellows ranked high as a lawyer, but it was as a stump speaker and an orator that he was best known. DISASTROUS RAILWAY WRECK. Knglneer and Fireman Instantly Killed and others injureu. Cincinnati. Dec. R.A disastrous wreck occurred about 8 o'clock Monday morning about three-quarters of a mile west of Storr's station on the Balti more and Ohio Southwestern railway, In which two persons were killed and a number injured The trains were No. 22. an accommodation coming in from Cochran, Ind., and a special made un of a passenger coach and two pri vate cars. The special was carrying all the ceneral officers of the Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern who were start- Inr out to make a thorough Inspection of the road. The engineer and conduc tor of the special had orders to rouow fifteen minutes behind a preceding reg ular train and to keep out or tne way of train No. 22, which had the right of way. The special stopped at Storr's, where It should have waited for No. 22, but the engineer and conductor both forgot the order concerning that train and pulled out. When three-auarters of a mile west of Storr's. the trains came together. There was a fog which prevented see ing clearly so neither engineer suspect-, ed a collision, until the' shock came. Engineer John Price and Fireman Ho mer Dixon of the special were instant ly killed. General Traffic Manager George F. Randolph was severely in jured, and had his collarbone broken; General Passenger Agent J. M. Ches brough was thrown through the glass of a door and his face severely tfut: L. Zepernlch, assistant engineer, rid ing on the - train No. 22 was badly bruised; Fred Moore, chief clerk to the chief engineer of the Big Four, was badly cut; .Charles E. Whiting, passen ger, Lawrenceburg, Ind., badly injured; Charles Chapman, brakeman of special, bruised; R. 8. Johnson, superintendent of telegraph, bruised; Tom, engineer No. 22, badly hurt; N. H. Sexton, conductor No. 22, hurt; F. Harvey, baggagemas ter, severely bruised; Mrs. Alex Patter son, Aurora, Ind.; severely hurt. The engines were badly wrecked. The property loss Is estimated at from $10, 000 to $15,000. L Zepernlch of Delphi, clerk In the office of the engineer of maintenance of way, died from his Injuries. General Traffic Manager Randolph's Injuries are found to be less serious than at first supposed. His shoulder was dislocated. General Passenger Agent Chesbrough had eleven stitches taken In the cuts about his face, and is suffering from a slight concussion of the brain. He was taken to the Grand hotel. None of the other injured are supposed to be dangerously hurt. Adirondack Gnlda Killed. Saratoga, N. Y., Dec, 8.-Frederick Loveland, the oldest and best known guide in the Adlrondacks, has been ac cidentally killed by a falling tree. Love land was a giant In stature and pos scssed remarkable strength. lie was 70 years old. Defanlter for a Large Sum. Lima, O., Dec. 8. Charles D. Steep of Vanwert, O., an attorney and secretary for the Columbian Building and Loan association of Columbia, has fled. lit U a defaulter for a large amount National Lawmakers GetTop:eth er Once Again. LIVELY SCEXF.S IX WASHINGTON. The Ileasseuibllng of Congress for tha Short 8elon an Occasion of Unusual Urllllancy aud Interest Secretary Car lisle's Kstlmate for the Fiscal Year Presl deutlai Postmasters for McKlnley to Ap point After Ills Inauguration. Washington, Dec. 8.The reassemb ling of congress for the closing session of the Fifty-fourth congress, was an oc casion of unusual brilliancy and inter est. ,The opening day Is always a gala affair, marking as it does the official in auguration of the social, as well as the political season in Washington, but Monday it was all the more interesting because of the long and hard fought political battle that had been waged' during the recess. The weather was perfect, clear and fairly warm. The throngs who streamed up the hill to witness the opening ceremonies formed an unorganized civic pageant. Gay equlppages, with a rattle of chains. drawn by prancing steeds conveyed the diplomats, the fashionables and the more prominent in official life. These elegant turnouts moved side by side with one-horse ramshackle cabs and other nondescript two-wheelers, conveying legislators and visitors. The unnumbered thousands moved up Penn sylvania avenue on foot or in street cars. Corridors Boon Thronged. The corridors and galleries were soon thronged. There were demonstrations for conspicuously prominent statesmen, and at last came the drop of the gavel and the regular ceremonies attending the opening of the session and the re ception of the president's annual com munication to congress. The senate chamber was a "center of Interest long before the hour for as sembling arrived, and by 11 o'clock the public galleries were filled and crowds were at the entrances unable to gain admission. Sir Julian Pauncefote, ac companied by members of his staff and several members of the diplomatic corps, were in the gallery reserved for foreign representatives and with them were several ladles bearing cards from Secretary Olney. In the seats reserved for the vice president's family and friends, sat Mrs. Stevenson and several ladies. Back of them In the Beats re served for the families of senators were many of the wives and daughters of those prominent on the floor. The gal lery crowds found ease and comfort In the new theatre seats put In since the last session closed, although It resulted in reducing the seating capacity al most one-half. . lAte In Arriving. The senators were rather late arriv ing. Mr. ralmer of Illinois came about 11:30 and was a center of Interest from the galleries, owing to his prominence in the recent campaign. Mr. Tillman of South Carolina also came In for con slderable attention as he went to his desk and busied himself writing. There was plenty of color to greet the senators, for the floor of the cham ber looked like a conservatory with many of the desks bearing superb flor al decorations. The senate officials were quick to note that the tributes stood '16 to 1." sixteen being on the Repub llcan side and one on the Democratic side, although this proportion was broken as many Democratic tributes were brought in just as . the session opened. One for Mr. Walthall of Mis slsslppl showed a graceful floral cres cent bearing the word "Mississippi Other offerings were to Messrs. Cullom, Allison. Proctor, Mantle and Thurston and to Messrs. Vest, Smith, Blackburn, Pasco. Morgan and Voorhees. The lat ter received a superb tribute of pink and yellow roses. Exactly at 12 the vice president entesed the chamber and going to the desk of the presiding offi cer gave a tap which brought the sen ate to order, while the blind chaplain. Rev. Dr. Mllburn, delivered an impres aire invocation. BeYentj Senators Present. The roll call showed seventy senators present Mr. Cullom was the first to receive recognition, and his resolution that tha house of representatives be notified that the senate was in session and ready to proceed with business was agreed to without comment. Hale fol lowed with a resolution that the dally hour for meeting be 12 o'clock merid ian, which was agreed to. Mr. Sherman made the customary motion for a com mittee of senators and members to wait upon the president, and upon its adop tion the presiding officer named Mr, Sherman and Mr. Smith of New Jersey as the senators of the committee. Morrill of Vermont was the first to suggest anything In the nature of leg lalatlve business by presenting several petitions asking for the passage of tha Dlngley bill. He yielded, however, to Mr. Hoar's suggestion that all business be. deferred, as a matter of courtesy urftil the president and house of repre sentatives had been communicated with and thereupon at 12:15 p. m. the sen ate took a recess until 1 o'clock. Upon reassembling the president's message was read and the senate then adjourned for the day. Scene In the Home. The house presented a very animated scene for an hour before Speaker Reed appeared. The pages were scurrying about carrying to the seats of members flowers and floral pieces from constit vents or admiring friends. Among the members thus honored were Messrs, Turner of Georgia, Howard ot Alabama. Fletcher of Mlanesota, Bromwell of Ohio, Gibson of Tennessee, Bailey o Texas, Lot-rimer of Illinois, Lacey of Iowa, Loub of California, Livingston ot Georgia, Belknap of Illinois, and Bur ton ot Ohio. But In the midst of this general re foidng there was an air of sadness as rstnbers glanced at the black pall which covered the conspicuous desk of the late ex-Speaker Crisp, the Demo cratic leader. On It were some cut flowers. Ills portrait In the lobby in the rear of the house, was also wreathed with calla lilies. The ex- speaker's death cast a shadow over the whole house, and was especially ap parent on the Democratic side, where Lis low will be so keenly felt The roll call showed the presence of C71 members. As soon as the speaker Jtnooxiced the presence of a quorum and that the house was ready to pro ceed to business, a dozen members de manded recognition, but the speaker first received the usual message from the senate stating that the senate had a quorum present, and was ready to proceed to business. The usual formal resolutions for the appointment of a committee to Join a similar committee of the senate and inform the president that the house was ready to proceed to business, and another directing the clerk to inform the senate that the house was prepared to proceed were adopted. The speaker appointed Mr. Cannon of Illinois, Mr. Payne of New York, and Mr. Turner of Georgia to constitute the committee. In order to await the report of the committee, the house, on the motion of. Mr. Henderson of Iowa, took a recess until 1:30 p. m. When the house got together again the presi dent's message was read and the house adjourned until next day. PRESIDENTIAL POSTMASTERS. McKlnley Will Have 150 to Consider Dur ing Ills First Few Weeks In Office. Washington, Dec. 8. During the first few weeks after President-Elect Mc Klnley assumes his duties he will have the privilege of making about 150 nom inations of presidential postmasters. The senate during Its session beginning Monday will have about 400 cases up for action. During the recess of con gress there have been 164 nominations of postmasters which must now be sub mitted to the senate for confirmation or rejection. All nominations' to fill vacancies caused by the expiration of commissions of postmasters at presi dential offices during this month and January and February must also be submitted, together with nominations for about fifty lower class offices which will be raised to the presidential rank on Jan. 1. These swell the list to about 400. Every congress, however, leaves some cases not acted upon. These are re turned to the postmaster general as not confirmed. Judging from past records It is probable that there may be In the neighborhood of half a hundred of these unacted on cases whose disposal will be left to Mr. McKlnley. The re mainder of the list to be considered by Mr. McKlnley during the early weeks of his administration will be made up by about 100 offices where the official commissions expire during the first three weeks of March. Practically all of the offices where commissions expire between now and the in-eoming of the new administration are of the smaller class. SUMS ASKED 1Y CARLISLE. Estimates of the Secretary of the Treasury for the Fiacal Year. Washington, Dec. 8. Secretary Car lisle Monday transmitted to the speak er of the house of representatives the estimates of appropriations required for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1898. They are recapitulated by titles as fol lows, cents being omitted: Legislative establishment.. .1 Executive establishment... 4.379.820 19.865.9M 907.120 2.082,728 Judicial establishment.. Foreign intercourse Military establishment 24.292.636 Naval establishment .. 32.434.773 Indian affairs 7.279.S25 Pensions 141.328.58d Public works 31.437.061 Postal service 1.288,334 Miscellaneous 36.344.216 Annual appropriations 120,078,220 Total $ 421.718.970 The estimates for the present fiscal year amounted to $418,091,073, and the appropriations for the present fiscal year, including deficiencies and miscel laneous items, amounted to $432,421,605. Tenetnelan Oorerment Accepts. Washington, Dec. 8. Secretary Olney has Just received a cablegram from Senor Andrade, the Venesuelan minis ter to Washington, who is now In Car acas, stating that the Venesuelan gov ernment has accepted the agreement reached by the United States and Great Britain for the arbitration of the boun dary dispute and that an extra session of the Venesuelan congress has been called to consider the treaty. Thus the last obstacle to this Important dis pute will be removed. First Appropriation Hill. Washington, Dec. 8. The first appro priation bill of the session was finished by the house committee on appropria tions Monday and reported to the house so that It may be passed this week. It Is the pension bill, which carries a to tal of $141,263,880, a decrease of about $65,000 from the estimate of the com missioner of pensions. The bill making appropriations for the legislative, exec utive and Judicial expenses of the gov ernment, probably will be reported to the house this week. ' Chairman of the Inauguration. Washington, Dee. 8. ,Mr. S. W.Wood ward has declined the appointment as chairman of the committee of arrange ments for President McKlnley's Inaug uration and Mr. C. J. Bell, president of the American Security and Trust com pany of Washington has been tendered and has accepted the honor. General Horace Porter of New York was ap pointed marshal ot the Inaugural pa rade. Wood Working Machinery Combine, Cincinnati, Dec. 8. At a secret meet ing here Saturday night all the wood working machinery manufacturers of the United States were consolidated, but no terms can be learned. About 120.000,000 Is Involved.