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Calumet, Houghton County, Michigan, Tuesday. December 8. '1896.
Vol. V.
No 25
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 $2.50, f 3 and
We are sou k Heavy Ulsters from 3.G0 up.
nnva'fftDS Sweaters, Mitts, and Leather and Corduroy leggings. Bee
n .Hoe of Silk and Linen Initial nandkercbiefs, Silk Mufflers
0 and Suspenders.
Ed. Haas & Co., .
Houghton. - -. Calumet..
The Eagle
Has just received a complete stock of
the market. They also keep a fine line of
-:Preseriptions -'-
With extra care and the most reasonable prices charged for them.
Fifth Street, - - Red Jacket.
Suitable Xmas Presents,
At Less Than
Usual Price Bale
Lot 1. Throe ImnrtHotnp dress patterns, all wool, 8 yards i 6 .10
Ixit 2. Four cleuHnt (Ire! vuttern. lmportf d, 8 yard 10(H)
Lot ;t. I'uvnt hcoicli noveltlog and cllk mlM iron. 7 yards 2") U)
Lot 4. Four rich silk dress pnttortiH, I'.ntfllsh 7 yards 2-1
Lot s. Four U autiful tailor made skirts, 6 yards M .Ml
Lot ft ThirWn-n children's Ion coats for school 15(H)
Lot 7. Nino Indies' long eonts lft N
.Lot 8. Ten ladies' irood wtyllsh Ion g coats 20 (X)
Iot It. Flvp ladles' very linndsomo light cloth coats W
Lot 10. Hx pattern huts In felt and velvet, Paris stylos 4 SO
Lot 11. Four very handsome stylUh pattern hats M
Lot 12. Peven very rich liats, trimmed In expensive furs.wlnjrs and plumes 10 M
LotlJ Three of the very latest from Paris, beautifully trimmed 14 60
Several other odd lots and remnants, cloth, etc., that must go at any price offered
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$h $ i ? New
Do You Want to
If So,
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.
wccrv aim aeuuru a
Drug Store
the best brands of fancy toilet soaps on
perfumes. Call and look over the large
Half Price.
I 2 75
4 r.o
U 50
12 ftO
2 75
a (it
4 .v
5 50
1 60
2 Ml
4 AO
6 60
Burn Money
when you waste fuel,
Try our
Era Radiator
for heating.the upper
ruuiua. ,
Build a House7
v in ,'o n in ir
Old Washington Officials Receive
a Surprise.
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
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.
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. .... .
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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...
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.

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