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Calumet, Houghton County. Michigan, Wednesday. December 9, 1896.
No 26 Vol. V Marked Down n J Mining School Bring in your Bd uoUgutonio. mi Banrain irim b'Uit or Ove Micb secure a vercoat. r have, marked down tbe price on all our SulU and Overcoats to re AVeOave nnA nnnnrtnnitv tn iriva vnnr hnv n anhat Ant inl X mm imn. ?r.m " A . - .1 " v duce stock. Christ mae present, at a email cost. rr BhowiDff some very good things in heavy suits at $2.50, $3 and WearesnowiuK Heavy Ulsters from $3.00 up. ,. runs Sweaters, Mitts, and Leather and Corduroy leggings. 8ce B iin of Bilk and Linen Initial Handkerchiefs, Silk Mufflers our line 01 o Suspenders. Ed. Houghton, Haas & Co., Calumet. rrm TAW rn J Uj. Failed to Attend the Republican Senate Caucus. ALL HAD RECEIVED INVITATIONS! The Eagle Drug Store Has just received a complete stock of the best brands of fancy toilet soaps on ya mnrVpt ' Ther also keep a fine line of perfumes. Call and look over the large k" , f aBBortment. -:Preseriptions -:- Compounded:- With extra care and the moet reasonable prices charged for them. CLEMO & MITCHELL. Fifth Street, Red Jacket. Suitable Xmas Presents, At Less Than Half Price, Lot 1. Ix)t 2. Lot :$. Lot 4. Lot 5. I-ot Lot 7. Lot 8: Lor, . I-ot 10. Lot 11. Lot 12. Lot 13 Usual Price t 50 ' 10 (JO 20 (10 2 (W i: 50 11 OH""' lrt oo Three handsomo dress patterns, all wool, 8 yarls...i Four rlt'ifaiu dress piittom, Imported, 8 yards KiokhtH Scotch novelties and silk mixt ires, 7 yards Four rich Mlk dress patterns, Kngllsh 7 yanla Four beautiful tailor mado skirts, yarda Thirteen children's loqz pu0JUir school . Nino J- --' I -. jo,iT ? , . . .. Ten ladles' jzood BtylUh lonsr coats 20 Oo Five ladies' very handsome lljrht cloth coats 'i W Six pattern hats In felt and velvet, Paris styles 4 50 Four very handsome stvlUh pattern hats S 50 Seven very rich hats, trimmed inexpensive furs.wtnjjs and plumes 10 50 'l'hr..f of lha vorv )utBt. from Pur-la Iwmit If 11 1 1 V trimmed 14 60 Several other odd lot and remnants, cloth, etc, that must go at any price offered Sale Price 4 50 5(1 12 50 a no 4 50 5 50 1 60 2 Ml 4 50 5 50 AM K311GK TIOX AUKXT. GATES. f w-n, I'll' V J I You Burn Money when you waste fuel Try our ... .... New Era Radiator for heating the upper rooms. FRANK B.LYON, Hut the Men Who Walked Out of the Re publican National Convention at-Kt. Louis Would Not Attend the Caucus Dubois Hends a letter Resigning from the Hteeriiiff Committee Congressmen Coutplalu About River and Harbor Work. .Washington, Dec. 9. The most no ticeable feature of the tepublican sen ate caucus which assembled Tuesday, as seen from the outside, was the ab sence of the men. who: had bolted-the nomination of MeKJnJey because of the gold standard plafferfj Those who were absent on this account were Sena tors Dubois, Pettlgrew.; Mantle, Can non,' Squire 'and Teller All of these except Senator Teller Vere In the city and could have attended, had they been so disposed. Indeed, some of them were In their committee rooms In the Capitol while the cauctta wm In prog ressA That their abserce was lnten tlonal was clearly showaby the follow Ing letter which Senator Dubois sent to the caucus and which was read soon after the meeting was ctilled to order by Senator Sherman: t "To Hon. John Sherman, Chairman Caucus of Republican Senators: f'Slr: I" hereby respectfully resign my position as secretary of the caucus of Republican senators, jl also resign my. position as a member and secretary the Republican advisory or 'steer ing' committee of the Henate. Very truly, yours, FRED DUBOIS. All Had Ileen Invited. The bolters had all received Invita tions, which were sent them as if they had never left the party, but they had decided not to attend. They had found it impossible to communicate with ben ator Teller, who has not ytt reacnea the city, but all expressed confidence that If here he would not have gone into conference. If the bolting silver ltes were conspicuous by their ab sence.the silver men who had remained within the party were, as arule,ex ceptionally prompt in their, attendance Senator Carter, who, while here, re fused to accent the Dingley tariff bill and yet refused to walk out of the St, Louis Republican convention, was tne second man to enter the caucus cham ber. and he was followed .closely by Messrs. Walcott, Mitchell, Shoup Ilansbrough. Cameron, Prltctiard, Per ltina. and Clark, who heretofore have always voted for silver when the ques tlon was before the senate. ' " Cloned t'p the Itanks. Dubois' tender of resignation was re- receiVd without a word of comment. "V e Just closed up tbe ranks ahd marched on," paid one of the participants in re ferring to the incident after the close of tho meeting. . There was no formal motion to ac cept the resignation, but taking Its ac- ccptace oh a rnaU.erotL-fv' nator l;(Hlge moved the election or Senator Wilson of Washington in his stead as secretary, while senator soup was placed on the steering committee In the place vacated by his colleague. inis committee was also enlarged by the addition of the name of Senator Hans- brough of North Dakota. . The Dingley tariff bill was referred to the steering committee with instruc tions to investieate as to the likeli hood of getting the bill through and to devise a means to amend, If possible. It was the prevailing opinion that the best policy demanded the-passage of the bill, if posible to encompass It, but the opinion seemed quite as general that this result was not within the range of possibilities. raclffo 1 tall road Question. . The entire question was referred to the committee with very liberal pow ers. Senator Gear brought up the Pa niflr railroad Question as did Senator Lodge the Immigration bill. The Pa ciflc road bill was referred to the steer- lnir committee, but after Lodge had ex plained the statute of the immigration bill, the caucus desired to stand by that as a party measure and to press for it ejirlv consideration. The caucus also decided for an international agree ment on silver by agreeing to the fol lowing resolution introduced by Sena tor Wolcott: "Resolved, That a special committee of five members of this caucus be ap pointed to recommend some plan where by legislation may be had at this ses slon of congress looking to an interna tional conference with leading com merclal nations of the world for the promotion of bimetallism." Ill, he said, had been approved by the lOBtofflce department, as it would tend popularize postal cards, besides ef fecting a saving to the government of the difference between the cost of the cards and the stamps. The scheme had een successfully put in operation in England, where in six months the num ber of such cards mailed had increased from 248.000,000 to 334,000.00. The bill was passed. It takes effect July, 1 1897. He also called up & bill to provide a limited Indemnity for the loss of registered mail matter. . It pro vided an indemnity not to exceed $10 for any on registered letter, but if of less value, not to exceea tne actual vaule. This bill was also approved by the postofflce department. Such an indemnity is made by nearly all for eign countries. The postmaster gener al expressed, the opinion that the in creased revenue from registered mall would more than off-set the indemnity losses to be paid. Loud said. that on the basis of last year's statistics the government could have a revenue of $900,000, with aliability of $50,000. There was some criticism of the -bill, on the ground that it trespassed on the rights of express companies, but it was passed by 76 to 13. Loud then called up the bill of Sper- ry of Connecticut, to authorize the col lection' and delivery of mall in cities. towns and villages where no letter car rier service exists by the employment. under mutual arrangement between the citizens, of any person in such place to perform this service at a cost not to exceed 1 cent for the delivery of each letter or package. The expense of delivery under the terms of the bill is to be borne by the beneficiaries and there is no liability as far as the gov ernment is concerned. Sperry said there was a strong demand for the passage of the bill from New England and from other farming sections. It would be in effect, he said, a revival of the old penny post. The bill was passed by a vote of 101 to 13. The house then took up the pension appropriation bill IKHT'S MUSSAGR Extracts from Comments of Lon don Newspapers. MIL CLEVELAND COX(JKATULATEI). CHICAGO LAKE FRONT. NATIONAL, LEGISLATURE. Do You Want to Build a House? 11 So, Boo BAJAR1 & ULSETH, Contractors and Dilildere, and Dealers In All Kinds of Lumber, Sash, Doors, Moulding, Also Brick and Lime. In fact everything In the lumber line, and of the Terr best and latest pattern. Yard at Foot of Portland Street. The House Dmi a Little Ilnslnest but the Henate Does Nut. Washington, Dec. 9. The senate set tied down to business Tuesday. Many petitions were presented from manu facturing bodies urging the passage of the Dingley tariff bill. The early open ing of a Cuban discussion was fore shadowed by a notice from Cullom that nn Thursday next he would address the senate on the Cuban question. Tit house resolutions relative to the death of ex-Speaker Crisp were then laid be fore the senate. As a mark of respect to the deceased the senate at 12:23 ad Journed. The attendance of members was very large when the house met Tuesday, but the galleries were almost deserted. No programme had been arranged before the house met. After the Journal had been read there was a hurried consul tatlon of Mr. Dingley and other Itepub llcan leaders, as the result of which it was decided to proceed with the regu lar order the call of committees. Loud of California, from the committee on postofflces and post roads, called up a hill to authorize the use of private maiiinflr cards of the same .weight and form as the postal cards now in use o i.rpnt stamD is affixed. The Neither Side Seema to Have a Very Clear Title. Washintrton. Dec. 9. "Neither side seems to Kave a very clear title to the Chicago lake front- property," is the statement of Commissioner Lamoreaux of the land office. "And the indications are that the matter will be in the courts for many years before a settlement is reached. There is an Impression that the controversy now pending before me in regard to a title to this property will be settled by my decision. That is not the case, however, for. after the land office has made the investigation and evaminatlnn and I have agreed upon a clan it must be submitted to the sec retary of the Interior for his approval or rejection. "Even If the secretary of the Interior and myself should agree as to the title to the land, there would be nothing to revent claimants from taking the mat ter into the courts, and action would be probably inaugurated In the circuit court at Chicago. It Is my beiier tnai the case will eventually go up to the uptime court of the United States for. inar settlement, no matter whaUMA clpion may be rendered as a result oi the argument made before me by coun sel representing the different parties at interest." WANT T1IEIU MONEY. Congreimen Complain llecaiwe River and Harbor Work Are Slow. Washington, Dec. 9. It is expected that a number of resolutions will be in troduced into congress inquiring of the secretary of war why contracts have not been made at various points for be- irlnnlntr river and harbor work in ac cordance with the provisions of the riv er and harbor act; also why, certain work has not been ordered where con tracts are not necessary, senators ana representatives from districts for which appropriations have been maae upon arriving in the city have visuea me war department with their complaints. The replies received to their inquiries have not as a ruieDeen sausiaciory and the expectation is that the secre tary of war will be asked to make a public, reply to congress. The secre tary's engineers have in many cases re ported that appropriations were being wasted on work that was noi neeaeu or not practical, and Secretary Lamont has declined to be a party to .wnat ne believes to be congressional extrava gance. . Anti-Saloon League. Washington, Dec. 9. The annual con vention of the American Anti-Saloon league began here Tuesday morning, the sessions being held in the Calvary Baptist Sunday school house. Promi nent persons from all parts of the coun try are present and the meeting prom ises to be one of the most Interesting in all of the temperance causes ever held in the Capital city. One hundred and seventeen delegations are in attendance.- Of these sixteen are nation al, eight state, and ninety-three repre senting separate organizations. Governor Send Returns. Washington Dec. 9. The secretary of state has received so far returns rrom the governors of eight states of the re sult of the rec nt election ot presiaen 4ii oiaoinm. These returns are from Alabama, Connecticut, Indiana, North Carolina, Maryland, Ohio, and New Jersey. Copies of them have been sent to both houses of congress and they will be published In a local newspaper as required by law. ' The Tone and Spirit of the Meage Are Worthy of All PraUe, Kay the Tline What Some of the Member of the Cu ban Junta in New York Say of te Pretl dent'a Cuban l'art of the Meaaage Mex ico Disappointed. London, Dec. 9. The following are comments of the London dailies on President Clevelands message: The Daily News, the Liberal organ, says of the Cuban portion of the mes sage: "President Cleveland's argu ment is clear enough. No country pos sesses the right to foster a perpetual source of trouble, and that Spain must either grant autonomy or sell. Spain, however, will probably refuse to do anything of the kind. Her proverbial pride will be much hurt by America's interference. She will be disposed to insist upon her right to wallop her own niggers as long as she pleases, and Europe being very sensitive Just now on the subject of the Monroe doctrine. Spain will probably be influentialiy supported if she holds out. We hope she will not prevail because autonomy is best for Cuba and best for Spam. Worthy of Tralae. The editorial in The Times says: The tone and spirit of the message are worthy of all praise It is a pity'toat the moderation and balance of mma which Mr. Cleveland has Just displayed were not more conspicuous last year u'hon h startled two continents by a menace of war. If the Venezuelan question had been handled as Mr- Cleveland now handles the Cuban ques. tlon. he might have averted the dis ruption of the Democracy and have Icept Bryan and Bryanism in their pre vious obscurity. The presidents mes sage gives the soundest advice In the most unexceptional language; nor can the least complaint be made of the character of the warning address to Snaln. It is not improbable that Spain will take offense, but clearly Mr. Cleve land Is actuated by friendly feelings and Spain will do well to acquiesce, otherwise the way will be clear for the influence represented by Mr. Call s res olutlon in the senate Monday. If Spain closed now with Mr. Cleveland's over tures it would be difficult for the Mc Klnlev administration to steer a new course." The Chronicle (Liberal), in common with other papers, congratulates both countries on the prospects of the aaop tlon of a eeneral arbitration treaty savsi' "It is clear that the Cleveland o.lmlnletrot'lnn means tO Conclude the great reform before resigning office." Troponed Cuban Settlement. On the proposed Cuban - settlement. The Chronicle says: "We believe the time has passed when the Cuban ln- aurirents will accept any Boiution-piac It Dr. Rafael Navarro" of the Cuban sanitary corps: "Cleveland does not say anything in his message he does not mean to say anything. It in words, words, and only words. My hope is in congress. . Mrs. Carlos Manuel Cespedes, widow of the president of Cuba during the last war: "Perhaps Mr. Cleveland is really more friendly to Cuba than his mes sage would indicate. From motives of policy, perhaps, he has refrained from expressing tho sympathy he really feels." Delegate Estrada Palma and Joaquin Castillo declined to be Interviewed, but declared through their secretaries that they would Issue an official statement within a short time. MEXICO WOULD AID CUIJA. Citizens Disappointed ct the Stand .Taken by Cleveland. City of Mexico, Dec. 9. There Is a keen feeling of dlsappointment.-here that President Cleveland could not see bis way to recognize the belligerency of tbe Cubans, for Mexican sympathy is undoubtedly with" them, and most of the Latin-Americana are, with the pos sible exception of Chile, ready to fol low the lead of the great republic. It is said here that McKlnley will take a more generous attitude. The Mexican Herald says President Cleveland's attitude towards Cuba is another Instance of "letting I dare not. wait jsfpon I would." He shows sym pathy for Cuban patriots, but agrees that they have abandoned even the pretense' of government in those por tions of the island that they occupy, and the contends that the inefficient semblance of authority kept by Cap tain General Weyler is all there is of a legal and con&tttutea government. The commercial reason for non-rec- ognltlon of the Cubans is shown in hi?- statement that almost $50,000,000 of American capital is Invested on the island, which would be Jeopardized by accordlng belligerent rights to the Cu bans, for, as matters stand, the dam ages susutained by American investors in Cuba constitutes valid claims against Spain In a word, there is a gordlan knot within the reach of the American president and he will not cut it. He is plainly controlled by the ad vice of his secretary of state, Mr. 01 ney, who is a cold and calculating law yer. Dry an Will Continent on the Message. Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 8. A representa tive of the Associated Press called uon W. J. Bryan and showed him a copy of President Cleveland's message. Bryan said that when he had read and digested the message he would give out a signed statement MACEO CROSSES THE TROCHA. ( Dig Milwaukee Store Seised. Milwaukee. Dec. 9.-Wlllls A. Meyer's large department store, known as the Boston store, 321-325 Third street, was seized by Under Sheriff Armour at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning on attach ments aggregating $58,921.09. At 2:45 o'clock Mr. Meyer mado a voluntary, assignment to Oeorge Koch, who f ur 'nlshed bonds In the sum of $150,000. Attorney Klllllea. representing Mr. Meyer, said that the assets were from $170 000 to $200,000 and the liabilities abcut $100,000. The dullness In trade U assigned as the cause of thefallurtjj ing- Spantah tfflilal'ovtaV'K:bi""Tio'W- nallv. There Is no mlstaKe,- nowever. about the warning President Cleveland addresses to Spain, and Spanish states- should be aware that the Demo cratic government is rar more pacmu and conservative In Its foreign policy than the coming Republican govern ment is likely to be. Spain has to face a humiliating dilemma, but she coumn t fight the United States for twenty-four hours. Therefore she should sen uuDa quickly, but he would te no friend of the United States who would advise' her to buy Cuba." The Standard, Conservative, says it thinks that Spain had better accept Mr. Cleveland's friendly counsel as Mr. Mc Klnley is not likely to be less exacting than Mr. Cleveland. "The Monroe doct rine," says The Standard, "is making great strides. It is a large, bold policy, not quite free from danger. Fortunate ly, as far as England is concerned, the prospect of the arbitration treaty makes, the risks of trouble small. Altogether it is a dignified and able message.", CUBANS ON THE MESSAGE. Interviews with Some of the Member of the Junta In New York. New York, Dec. 9. The Herald spe llshes the following Interviews on the views of prominent Cubans on the pres ident's message: Pidel Pierot of the Junta: "The mes sage is an enigma and a puzzle. I should have a far higher regard for Mr. Cleveland had he simply announced that the United States government was opposed to the cause of Cuban lib erty, and sympathized with Spain's ef fort to crush the revolution. The mes sage will not make a particle of differ ence one way or the other so far as the revolution Is concerned. If the sol diers of Gomez and Maceo realize that the measure means that the united States will not raise a finger to stop Wevler's butcheries they will fight with hit terrible enerev that Is born of desnalr. Cleveland's talk about auto nomv only shows how little he really knows of the real state of affairs. The Idea of autonomy is dead. Scarcely an v one in Cuba, even among thf Span ish themselves, consider It seriously The autonomist party weni w pieces months ago. For us now there are left onlv the two alternatives Independ ence and extermination." MannM A. Iteclo de Morales: "I re- Riirned my position as leader of the Be foimlst party, which is similar In its alms to the autonomist, because, I be came convinced that absolute independ ence was all that can save Cuba. Dr. Henry O. Zayas: "The presi dent's message Is decidedly unsatlsfac tory to both sides. The Cubans have a right to expect more, but the consola tion remains that be treats Spain with pnrn which she deserves for her weak and cruel rule. Toward the end the president promises that at some future time his attitude will be clearly defined. Let us hope then that he will act in accordance with the expressed wish ot the mejican people Cuban Leader and General Gomes May Now Join Force. New York, Dec. 8. The Hgrald spe cial from Jacksonville, Fla., says: Your correspondent has received a dispatoh from Havana which states that An tonio Maceo has crossed the trocha with a large force. It Is reported, ac cording to th dispatch, that Captain - TXeneral Weyler has been wounded at . the front. All news from the scene of , the engagement Is suppressed by the ; officials at the palace. Commenting on the above The Her ald says: "The report that Maceo nas crossed the trocha Is in line with the expectations of the Cuban Junta In this city. Since General Maceo, by order of General Gomez, and in defiance of Gen eral Weyler, invaded the province of Pinar del Rio in March last Spanish as well as Cuban reports have represented him again and again as having crossed the trocha constructed by General Wey- ley to keep him from rejoining Gomez. According to the recent dispatches General Gomez went Into Santa Clara province, near Matanzas, with his ex treme vanguard already near Havana itself. Some of his men are said to have participated In the raid on Guan- abacoa, Just across the bay from Ha vana, on Dec. I. Under such circum stances it would seem that the moment had come when Gomes and Maceo would naturally wish to combine their forces for a strong attack on the Span ish army. " ' ' ' , " Michigan Farmers In Convention. Lansing. Mich., Dec. 9. The Stata Associations of Farmers' clubs met here Monday. Governor Rich made the ad dress of welcome and discussed the sev eral state institutions at some length. He Is of the opinion that the present convict contract labor system is the most profitable of any yet devised, and operates with less injury. The state grange also holds its annual session the present week, and it and the farmers' clubs will make recommendations for , economy in state institutions, reduc tlons of salaries, and adherence to bus iness principles. Appropriations for new state Institutions by the next leg islature are opposed. Keith Owed Much Money. Chicago, Dec. 9. The inventory of the estate of Edson Keith was filed In the probate court Tuesday morning, showing the value of the assets to be $1,271,705.17. Of this amount $148,264 is in real property, the value of the per sonal property being $1,123,441.17. It appears from the Inventory, however, that a consldrable amount ofthe per sonal property Is in the hands of cred itors as collateral. This will probably bring the net value of the estate down to less than $1,000,000. Edson Keith committed suicide several weeks ago by drowning1 in the lake. Well-Know u Cotton 31 an Dead. New Orleans. Dec. 9. J. B. Laboulsse, ex-rresldent of the New Orleans Cot ton exchange, and well-known in every cotton market In the country, began coughing Monday morning at 5 o'clock and within two hours expired from heart fallrue, brought on by the violent exertion. Mr. Laboulsse was 52 years of age. He was president of the Cot ton exchange one year, member of the board of directors for ten years, and chairman of the appeals committee, the supreme courtof Jthe cotton world. f