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Calumet, Houghton County, Michigan, Friday, December II, 1896.
Vol. V.
No. 28.
Bring in yours4hisvyeek and secure a
Bargain fxt or Overcoat.
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w i,vp marked down the price ol ' oa Jits nod Overcoats to re
i .p -rcM-k. Thin is a good opportun lve your boy a substantial
a-u ti r -bowing worn very good things in heavy suits at f 2.50, $3"
Wenre hoow.uk Heavy Ulster from 3.50 up.
i ...Tun Sweaters, Mitt, and leather and Corduroy legging. Wee
1 i;nJ i,f Silk and Linen Initial Handkerchief, Silk Mufllers
our un and Suspenders.
Ed. Haas & Co.,
Houghton, - - Calumet.
The Eagle Drug Store
Huh just received a complete stock of the best brands of fancy toilet soaps on
the market. Tbey also keep a fine line of perfumes. Call and look over the large
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With extra care and the most-reasonable prices charged for them.
Fifth Street. - - RedJJacket.
Suitable Xmas Presents,
At Less Than Half Price.
Usual Price Sale
Lot 1. Three handsome drew pattern, all wool, 8 yards JJ J
Lot 2. Four elegant lre4l pattern, Imported, t yards jo w
Lot 3. Klensnt Seotcn novelties and silk mm ires, 7 yards " '
Lot 4. Four rich silk dress p-tterns. EtiRlteh 7 yards 2S
Lot 5. Four heautlful tailor made skirts, ft yards w'
Lot Thirteen children's long coats tor school " (
Lot 7. Nine Indies' long coats J. , r!
Lot 8. Ten ladles' (rood stylish Ion coats "
Lot . Five ladles' very handsome llscht cloth coats ,
Lot 10. pattern hats In felt and velvet, Paris styles
Lot II. Four very handsome stylUh pattern bats
Lot 12. Seven very rich hats, trimmed In expensive f urs.wlnjrs and plumes 10 WJ
LotlJ Three of the very latest from Paris, beautifully trimmed l po
Several other odd loU and remnants, cloth, eto., that must go at any price otrerea.
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Also Brick and Lime.
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Speech of Cullom in the United
States Senate.
He fore Delivering III Addres the Senator
Presents' a Resolution Which Declares
That the Wei rare of This Nation. De
uiaiid the Extinction of Spanish Hale lu
Cuba Allen Land Hill Defeated In the
House Washington News.
Washington, Dec. 11. On the opening
of the Benate' Thursday a motion by
Aldrlch was adopted that when the Ben
ate adjourned Thursday It be until
Monday next. The popular Interest on
various subjects of legislation was
shown by the armful of petitions re
ceived Ly the petition clerk. The main
subjects of petition were for the pass
age of the Dingley bill, the Independ
ence of Cuba, an the restriction of Im
migration. The coming inauguration
of President-Elect McKlnley was fore-shadowe-d
In a resolution by Sherman
und agreed to, prowling for a commit
tee of three senators to be named by
the presiding ofllcer, to make necessary
arrangements for the Inauguration of
the president-elect. Cullom was then
recognized for a speech on the Cuban
question, of which he had given due
Attendance In Public Galleries.
The public Interest In the rjuestlon
was evinced by a full attendance In the
publie galleries. None of the foreign
representatives wvre in the gallery re
served for them. Sherman, Hoar, Mills
and others who are promlnenly iden
tified with the Cuban question, gave
the speech close attention. Cullom was
In vigorous voice, which added empha
sis to the plain words employed In ar
raigning Fpaln. The senator preceded
his speech with thefollowlng resolu
tion: '
Jtesolved, By the senate and the
house of representatives, that the ex
tinction of Spanish title and the ter
mination of Spanish control of the Isl
ands at the gateway of the Gulf of
Mexico are necessary to the welfare
of those Islands and to the people of
the United States." r
Surprised Ills Colleagues.
Cullom's speech surprised his col
leagues by its strength and the radical
position taken. The senator has been
reckoned as a very conservative man,
and it was, therefore, something of a
eurprlse to see him taking such an ad
vanced position as he did. He did not
say In words that he was In favor of
the United States marching an army
Into Cuba and taking possession of the
Island until the people could organize
a government of their own, but the
whole spirit of his speech breathed that
Idea. The resolution Introduced as a
prelude to his speech declared specific
ally that the welfare of this nation de
manded the extinction of Spanish rule
In Cuba, and he held close to that line
from the beginning to the end of his
speech, which occupied nearly two
hours In Its delivery. Coming from Cul
lom the speech has caused a sensation.
Doings In the House.
The house resumed the consideration
of bills under the call of committees.
Boatner, from the Fifth Louisiana dis
trict, whose seat was declared vacant
at the last session, and who was re
elected at a special election, was sworn
In Immediately after the reading of the
Journal. Scranton, from the committee
on territories, then called up the bill
to amend the act forbidding alien own-,
ershlp of lands In the territories. It
was defeated. The bill sought to enable
aliens to acquire title to real property
under mortgage foreclosure, but by the
terms of the bill they must dispose of
such title within ten years.
The bill for the protection of dramat
ic and musical copyrights was passed
by the house. "
Number of Officers of : the Hoard avrid
Home Examined. 1 , . 'r...
Washington, Dec. 11. The investiga-.
tlon of ! the national soldiers home at
Leavenworth, Kan., by a special com
mittee lof ' the house was " continued
Thursday and a number of officers of
the board and home were examined.
General Franklin, the president of the
board of managers, was questioned
concerning : the disposition of : three
trust, funds . bequeathed to the home,
known as the Ward and Stlnson funds,,
but nothing important was developed.
General S. G. Cook, local manager of
the Leavenworth home, testified that
during the last fiscal year the number
of dishonorable, discharges from the
home had been abnormally large; more
than from the Dayton home, which had
a membership twice as large.' lie could
not give figures. Being asked by Chair
man Grout regarding treatment of wit
nesses who had testified against the
government In a former Investigation
(the Averlll investigation), Colonel
Cook said that most of them, number
ing about, a dozen, had been recom
mended by the governor for dishonora
ble discharge. They had been promised
protection from punishment on account
of their testimony, but Infractions of
the rules were charged against them.
Half of them were reinstated by him,
(Colonel Cook).' Men were discharged
on testimony of the police force and
he lost confidence In the integrity of
that force, and had sweeping changes
Assistant Inspector Averlll read re
ports of the results of the gold cure In
the homes made in 1893. which were
exceedingly commendatory.
Bh Was Presented to Svetoty at Test
Given by BIrs. V. S. Grant.
Washington, Dec. 11. The most prom
inent social event of the day was the
tea given by Mrs. U. 8. Grant at her
home in Massachusetts avenue, when
Miss Vivian Bartorls, daughter of Mrs.
Nellie Grant. Bartorls. and one of the
most charming aspirant for social
honors of the selison, was presented.
Among the many notable guests were
Vice President Stevenson, the British
ambassador, and Lady Pauncefote, the
Misses Pauncefote, Secretary and Mrs.
Harmon, , the French ambassador
and Mme. Fatenotre, Mrs. John A. Lo
gan, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Foster.
Senator and Mrs. Talmer, Senator and
Mrs. Sherman, General and Mrs. Miles,
the Mexican minister and Mme. Rom
ero, Mr. and Mrs. L. Z. Letter, MU
Loiter, and Representative and Mrs.
- Iu HehAlf of hllver. ' ,
Washington, Dec. 11. Senator Sher
man as chairman of the Republican
caucus, Thursday announced tne mem
bership of the committee provided for
under Senator Wolcott's resolution, to
prepare the way , for an international
agreement on silver; Senator Wolcott
was made chairman and Senators Hoar,
Chandler and Gear were appointed as
the other members. They will proceed
immediately to frame a bill with the
hope of securing legislation at the pres
ent session of congress that would en
able Mr. McKlnley to proceed with his
efforts in behalf of silver immediately
after his inauguration.
' Candidates for I'ubllo Frluter.
Washington, Dec. 11. Half a Bcore of
candidates for the . office of publlp
printer have announced .' themselves.
This office pays $4,000 and Is one of the
most desirable outside of the cabinet.
At the head of the list is Frank W.
Palmer, who held the place under Har
rison; William Meredith of Chicago,
ex-Congressman Farquhar of Buffalo,
W. H. Thomas of Mechanlcsvllle, N.Y.,
Mr. Pease, editor of a Republican paper
at Woonsotket, R. I., Captain Brian,
now foreman of the office, and J. L.
Kennedy, who was assistant foreman,
and Is now a newspaper correspondent.
Harmon Exprevses Hut 1 fact Ion.
Washington, Dec. 11. Attorney Gen
eral Harmon, in his report to congress,
expresses his satisfaction at the results
so far obtained of the new salary sys
tem which displaced the old fee system
on July 1 of the present year. The re
turns, he says, afford striking evidence
of the wisdom of the course so long
advocated, which removes the public
service from some of the common tem
tatlons to extravagance and abuse. A
Very large reduction is shown in every
one of the Items which would naturally
be affected by the fee system.
' Presidential Nominations.
Washington. Dec. 11. The president
has nominated Benjamin K. Kimberly
of "Colorado to be receiver of public
moneys at Denver, Colo.; also John G.
Ostrander of Alaska, to be commission
er in and for the district of Alaska, to
reside at Juneau.
Many Itelegatea Attend the Meeting Held
at I'eorhu
Peoria, Ills., Dec. 11. Many delegates
arrived to attend the Illinois Valley
conference Thursday afternoon to take
action In reference to the grievances
against the trustees of the Chicago
drainage district.
Mayor Allen called the conference
to order and committees were appoint
ed on permanent organization and cre
dentials. A resolution was presented
bythe local committee setting forth the
scope of the conference. E. J. Ward of
Marseilles, w ho was assistant engineer
of the sanitary district for five years,
took an active part in the proceedings,
and he had many maps fcand charts
hung upon the walls of the city council
chamber, wheoe the conference was
held. He charges that no more than
123.000- cubic feet per minute can be dis
charged through the drainage channel,
instead of a minimum of 300.000 requir
ed by law; that no provision is made
to protect Jollet from an overflow, and
that with fiswd bridges, twenty-two
feet above the water, navigation will
be blocked. ...
Terrible Crossing Accident.
Milwaukee, Dec. 1 6. A special to The
Wisconsin from New Richmond, Wis.',
says: Joseph II. Krlesel and his sister,
Lena, aged 21 and 12 years, respective
ly, attempted to cross the track twelve'
miles .west of "here . Thursday noon . In
a cart. . They were struck and instant
ly killed by a 'west-bound passenger
train on the Wisconsin Central. The
bodies were thrown a distance of six
ty feet and - the horse escaped unin
jured. Engineer Kendall applied the
brakes, but could not stop soon enough.
The accident was due to their own care
lessness. - -
. i," Ordered to Tear Up. tha Track. -t
Wichita, Kan., Dec. 11. Federal
Judge Foster has sent Receiver McEn
tlre of this city an order to tear up the
track of the Wichita and Western rail
road between Pratt and Mullenvllle.
Receiver McEntlre believes the road
from Wichita to Pratt will then pay
expenses. The length of the track to
be torn up is forty miles, along which
there are six. stations, thoroughly
equipped. The remainder of the road
will be put in first-class condition.
'Plot to Defraud Flttslmmons.
San Francisco, Dec. 11. "Australian
Billy" Smith testified In court Wednes
day that Referee Earp hai been bribed
to award the fight! between Fttzslm
mons and, Sharkey to the sailor. ,That
Sharkey was not Injured in the fight,
but was "fixed" afterward by his train
ers to show that Fltzslmmons had fouled
him by having a bruise and swelling on
the groin. Sharkey says the testimony
is porfurv.'.. .
Italian Steamship Lost. '
Corrunna. Spain. Dec. 11. The Ital
ian steamship Sailer, recently the prop
erty of the North German Lloyd com
pany, is believed to have been found
ered off the Spanish coast in the re
cent heavy gale. The Sailer carried a
crew of sixty to seventy men, and was
1,000 gross) tens register.
Holman-Duncan Wedding.
Houghton, Mich., Dec. 10. Miss Fan
nie Cordelia Duncan, youngest daugh-
nf flunertntendent John Duncan of
the Calumet and Hecla mine, was mar-
a Wednesday forenoon to win j.
Holman at the residence of the bride's
parents at CslumeU..
Story Told to Counteract Effect
of His Successes.
Havana People Know Nothing of Jt and It
Was Not Authorized by the Staff-Clru-J
da W a HaUly Whipped by Mareo's
Mru and LoMt Dover One-Third of 111
Troops Chased to the OuUkirta of
l'unta Jlrava by the Insurgents.
New York. Dec. 11. The World's Key
West special says: " Private Havana
advices flatly deny the Spanish report
that Maceo has been killed. The story
was concocted at the palace to counter
act the bad ef fleet of Maceo's success
in crosglng the trocha between two
Spanish forts near Canas without los
ing a man. The "news" as to Maceo
given the local press by Major Ciru
Jeda himself and to the'forelgn corre
spondents by the press censor, con
tains ns proof of authenticity, was not
authorized by the general staff, and
did not bear the ' customary heading
"official." The inspired government
newspaper, Lai Union ConstltutlonaL
Tuesday morning affirmed nothing of
its own knowledge, and qualified every
statement and editorially " referred to
Maceo's death as current rumor, su
premely Important if true.
l'repring: to Attack the Ilebels. '
High officials in Havana are loth to
admit that Weyler failed with CO.000
men to accomplish what less than 500'
did. Only Tuesday heavy reinforce
ments left Artemisa by rail to co-operate
with Meluqulzo In the attack on the
rebel positions near Fan Juan y Mar
tinez, where Maceo is now believed to
be encamped. He was there Sunday
with over 3.000 men. Various residents
of Punta Brava talked with The World
correspondent Tuesday, and they scout
ed Clrujeda's reports. They say the
Spanish troops under Cirujedawas sub
jected to a humiliating defeat and lost
one-third of the force. Rebels pursued
him to the outskirts of the town. Neigh
boring paclflcos seen said insurgents
were commanded by Serafln Sanchez,
whom Spanish reports killed last month
in Santa Clara province, adding that if
Maceo was with the party It was kept
quiet. The most important Cubans in
Havana, sympathizing, aiding, or abet
ting in the revolution, disbelieve the
story of Maceo's death.
rhyslclan of the Cuban General Surren
ders to th Spaniards.
Houghton.-Mich.; Dec. 11. Miss Fan
who was the personal physician of An
tonio Maceo, has surrendered to Colonel
Tort, the Spanish commander at San
Felipe, this province. The doctor con
firms the announcement that Maceo was
killed on Dec. 7, near Punta Brava, in
an engagement between the insurgents
and a Spanish column, commanded by
Major Cirujeda, Dr. Zertucha says
Maceo was shot in the chin, the bullet
breaking his Jaw and passing out near
the neck and shoulders. A second bul
let hit him in the abdomen.
Maceo Still Alive.
Boston, Dec. 11. A special to The
Journal from Key West says: It is
learned positively that the report of the
death of Maceo and young Gomez Is
false. Both are believed to be. near
Mariel, while Weyler Is near San
Christobal, searching for Maceo. It is
thought the latter will co-operate with
Gomes and then an advance on Ha
vana Is looked for. .
Joy In Madrid.
Madrid, Dec. 10. The manifestatolns
of Joy at the, death of Antonio Maceo
continued Thursday .in alljthe principal
towns of " Spain,", w'here." the 'h news;.is
greeted .with fireworks, music and
cheering for Spain and the army; There
were no anti-American cries
Can Crnlae on the Bottom of the Ocean
.... for a Day at a Time. -
Baltimore," Dec. " 11. The ' Columbian
Iron works of this city has contracted
to build a submarine wrecking boat ac
cording to the plans of Mr. Simon
Lake, a Baltimore inventor. This new
boat will be the first submarine boat
ever built for practical submarine en
gineering work. It will be used princl
pally for searching the bed of the ocean
adjacent to coast lines and In locating
and recovering sunken vessels and their
According to the specifications the
boat will be about fifty-four tons dis
placement and will have a crew of six
men. She will, Mr. Lake claims, be
able to cruise around on the bottom for
a day at a time before It will be neces
sary to ascend to the surface to renew
the air supply and electrical energy,
Scheme Rapidly Developing.
Ironwood, Mich.. Dec. 11. The scheme
of the Rockefeller syndicate to gain
control of the mines in this section is
rapidly developing. An endeavor was
made by the syndicate to purchase the
great Metropolitan group here, but it
failed. Since then the owners find
no market for their ore and as a re
sult the group is Idle. Other mines,
those in which the syndicate is inter
ested, show marked tendencies of a
general Improvement in business. The
Brotherton mine will soon start up, the
Ashland has added fifty men to Its
force, the Sunday Lake at Wakefield
fifteen, and the Tilden 200 men.
Fruit Trees Destroyed.
Tacoma, Wash., Dec. 11. On ruget
sound and In eastern Washington prun,
peach and apple trs r. ve been de
stroyed by the thousands y early cold
weather. It is estimated that fully 500,
000 trees have been killed. In eastern
Washington the thermometer registered
20 degrees below sero. Buch cold weath
er is rarely experienced there before
January. Six years will be required to
put the orchards in good condition.
I'lugree Makes a Strong l'lght Against
Hallway Companies.
Detroit, Dec. 11. Governor-Elect '
ringreewlll begin a strong fight against
railroads in the message which he will
read to the legislature Jan. 6. He is
well along with the document and has
finished, it is said, the railroad part of
it. He will not discuss the recommen
dations, but one of his closest political
advisors gives the following resume of
the reforms he will advocate:
The first is the repeal of the present
law which releases railroads from pay- ,
ing any taxes except a percentage on
their gross earnings. Then he will rec
ommend the passage of a law in which
such property shall be taxed for local
purposes as other property is. His most
Insistent recommendation will be the
prompt enactment of a law regulating
railroad fare and placing the maximum
rate at 2 cents a mile In the lower pen
insula at least and a proportionate
fare in the upper peninsula. This will
mean that fronv the very outset the
railroads must defend themselves. He
has 'been informed by the residents
along the Chicago, Milwaukee and St.
Paul road in Michigan that the road is
violating Its charter by runnnlng only
three trains a week, and he will look
this up. An unexpected advocate of
the railroad tare developed Wednesday
when State Senator Warner of Oakland
county, who has been classed as an
anti-Pringree man. visited the mayor
and, after the conference, promised to
support his 2-cent-a-mile bill.
Executive Committee Holds a Meeting at
Indianapolis,; Dec; 11. The executive
committee of the' National Democratic
party (gold standard 1 Democrats) got
together late Thursday afternoon. It ..
was the first meeting of the 'members
of committee since the election, and
naturally, there were a good many con
gratulatolns back and forth. William
D. Bynum, the chairman of the nation
at committee, was heartily congratu
lated on all sides.- -
The representatives of the party an
nounce that they are In favor of main
taining the organization. It seems r
probable that Mr. Bynum will be con- .
tinued as the head of the committee,"
and will be authorized to push the:
work of the organization. Mr. Bynum
said that he was not certain that he
would accept the trust If it should be
offered him. He points out" that the
work will take all one man's time If it
is done properly, and declares he would
not care to remain at the head of the
movement unless he is authorized to be
He believes, and his views are ap
parently Indorsed by most of the merh
bers of the committee, that the party
sfirould be strengthened in every state
In the Union, and that special effort
should be put forth with the view of
becoming a great national party in
Indiana itimetallie league. .
Indianapolis. Dec. 11. The Indiana
Bimetallic league met Thursday after
noon at the Grand hotel in answer to
a call sent out by State President Allen
W.Clark. The committee consists of a
delegate from each congressional dis
trict. State Chntrman Martin of the j
Democratic committee was present. In
calling the meeting together President
Clark said the object was in no sense. a
meeting of the survivors' to indulge in
reminiscences of a disastrous defeat.-'
Instead it was for the purpose of earn
estly, conscientiously and Intelligently
considering the restoration of bimetal
lism. -.... '-
Ex-Queen LU En lloute to Washington.
San Francisco, Dec. 11. Among the
passengers who landed from the steam
er China," from Honolulu, at noon
Thursday was ex-CJueen Lilloukalanl
and her attendants. It is said she is
.on her'way to Washington to make a
plea; to the president and congress for
her restoration. Some of the passen
gers deny this, and say she is merely
going on a pleasure trip, to England
with the consent of the Hawaiian gov
ernment, which recently pardoned her
for complicity An the Hawaiian upris
ing. Failure of Hotel Men. .
New Haven, Conn., Dec. 11. John
and William Gay, until recently own
ers and proprietors of the Hotel Majes
tic here, have assigned individually and
as a company. It is impossible to as
certain the amount of the liabilities and
assets, but the hotel property is mort
gaged for $75,000. The Gay brothers,
who were formerly in the publishing
business in New York, are large hold
ers of real estate, but nearly all of
their property Is heavily mortgaged.
Fal Ifled the Dank Records.
. Nevada, Mo., Dec 11. Israel D.
Illggins ha9 been arrested here on the
charge of falsifying the records of a
national bank at Toca, Neb., In 1893.
and is held here pending the issuance
of an order of removal. Hlgglns filled
the position of assistant cashier, and
when the bank failed, was indicted for
falsifying his account. He left the
state and was only recently located in
Jerlco, where he had lived with his
Horned In a Pra rie Fire.
Guthrie, O. T., Dec. 11. The two
children of William Bledsoe, living near
Sasaka, Seminole nation, were burned
to death by a prairie fire while Mr.
and Mrs. Bledsoe were away from
home. The children, a boy and a girl,
aged 12 and 14 years, took refuge in the
cellar when the flames surrounded
their home. The house took fire and
burned with the children beneath.
Killed by a Train.
Chicago, Dec. 11. Clinton A. Bald
win, a conductor employed on the Root
street line of the Chicago-City Railway
company, was struck and almost in
stantly killed at 10 o'clock Wednesday
night by a Rock Island passenger train
at the Root street crossing.
Inventor of Nltro-Olycerlne Dead!
Nice, Dec. l!. Alfred Nob, the In
ventor of nitro-glycerlne, died Wednes
day evening at San Reno, Italy.

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