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frtie Late -Ms.
st, Patrick's Day Be
ing Celebrated uio
auet to Be Held Tonight.
lBtei. Prepared for
Today being St- Patrick'8 da the
town bad the appearance o! a gala day
!.d on every hand could be seen "the
tearing o! tbe green." All morning the
.treeta were fairly well crowded with
Lple who were out to celebrate. The
General celebration was held at vCalumet
and after the special train pulled out at
noon, conveying the Hibernian societies,
the Rifle and a ,arKe concourfc,e o! PeoPIe
the town bad a deserted appearance
compared with the morning. A special
train will bring the excursionists back to
Hancock io time to attend the grand
banquet wbich will be Riven at the Bt.
P.trirffi church. This promisee to be a
grand affair, covers haying been laid for
600 persona. The doors to the banquet
room will be opened at 7 o'clock and it
g expected that by ( :au me program
will be commenced by a st lection suitable
to the occasion by Weissmiller's or
chestra. Dr. J. E. Scallon will act as
toatmaeter and the following gentlemen
The Pay ve Celebrate"
A Edward Byan, Jr.
Tne American Nation".... .
1 judge Norman B. Halre.
John C. Sheehan.
'Tte Ptate of Michigan"......".....
Lieut. Oov. nomas B. Duns ton.
The Village of Hancock"
1 President A. J. Soott.
fneUon, M. M. Iieilly of M.lwaukee,
was to respond to the last toast, but he
is unavoidably absent and bis place will
be taken by one of our prominent citizens
who has not yet been named. After the
response a program consisting of vocal
and instrumental music will be rendered
by some of tbe best local talent the coun
try can boasc of. The supper will be un
der tbe supervision of the Ladies' Auxil
iary of tbe A. O. II., and it will not be
for tbe lack of time and expense should it
not prove a tuccess. The public in gen
eral is cordially inyited to participate in
thlfl. tbe Hibernians' first attempt at a
public banquet. A good time is prom
ined all who attend. To help defray the
expenses of the affair, the moderate sum
of CO cents per plate will be charged.
Mrs. Michael, relict of William Michael,
died at her residence in West Hancock at
noon Tuesday at the age of 77 years.
Tbe deceased bad been ill for some three
months with a complication ot diseases
and her death was at her time cf life ex
pected at any time so was no sur
price. Mrs. Michael was born in
Scotland, and came to this country
early in life and had been a resident on
Portage Lake for a lo tg time, being one
of its early pioneers, where she was well
liked lor her numerous good qualities
and bad the respect of all. The deceased
leaves a family of four children, all grown
np, Mrs. F. M. Lyon and Mrs. George
Ins worth, ofCalnmet, and Mrs. John
Hammell and Mrn. John, of Hancock.
Tbe funeral will be held Friday afternoon
from the Conorrpcratlonal church, the Rev.
J, W. Ravage officiating, and interment
will be made in the family lot in the old
The News was in error m Monday's
issue regarding the date on which the
Odd Fellow's reunion will be held. The
celebration will be held on April 2G in
stead of May 2G as it was last year
The committee having charge ot tbe
affair met in Mr. J. N. Mitchell's fur
niture store Tuesday evening r.nd flx1
the date as April 20, so as not to inter
fere in anyway with the celebration of
theG. A. It. and Foresteis which will
take place the latter part of May. The
arrangements are going on apace. The
committee has already engaged both the
St. Patrick's and Germania Halls for the
occasion and they prouise one of the
grandest affairs in the history otOdd
re lowshipjin the copper country. Neith
er pains nor expense will be spared to
make the celebration a grand success.
The iron and steel work for the new
Portage Lake bridge has arrived from
the Laseig Bridge and Iron Works of Chi
cago. The concrete work at the draw
wa completed yesterday and It is ex
pected It will be hard enough by tomor
row to allow the work pf putting the
araw together to go on. As soon as the
work of putting np the steel Is com
menced work will be pushed as fast as
Possible and a night and day force will
be put on. It is expected that at least
two weeks will be consumed in complet
tog the work, which will not be any too
early, for the soft weather baa put the Ice
on Portage Lake in bad shape and It is
not any too safe for teams to cross.
The water front at the foot of Ravine
treetiathe scene of much bustle and
activity and the work of completing the
new Mineral Range dock Is being p'mhed
to Its utmost.' The men are now busy
'ajlng the stringers on which the planks
"Ul We placed and It U expected tbe dock
will be completed within two weeks.
The new dock Is amply large for all pur
poses of tbe road and will give much more
space for sidetracks. At the west end of
the dock will be erected large coal bunk
ers from which the locomotives will be
The following program will be rendered
this evening at tbe Bona of Bt. George
hall Houghton, and will be the manner
in which the Houghton Hibernians will
celebrate at home:
Twin City Mandolin and Guitar Club.
Quartette "8 wins People's Bong"
airs, bawaraa, miii uidd, Messrs.
BDenoer and Uees.
U. C. Edwards.
J. F. Hambitzer.
Bolo "In the Baggage Coach Ahead"
Mis.M. u. ungnon.
Indian Club Swinging
Mrs. Edwards and Mr. Trevarthen.
Quartette "My Old Kentucky Home"
Mrs. Kdwaras, Miss uidd, Aiesara.
Buencer and Hees.
Twin City Mandolin and Guitar Club.
Work in the lumber woods out from
Houghton is about completed and in
Fred U. Nicbol's camps the men are busy
cleaning up and they are expected in
town eyery day. Mr. Nichols has all bis
logs banked'on Lake Superior and re
ports an unexceptionally successful sea
son's work. Besides cuttiog consider
able pine he has cut a large quantity of
square hemlock timber, which will be
used in the government work at tbe
canal tbe coming summer.
A regular examination of applicants
for teachers' certificates will be held at
tbe high school building, Houghton, on
Thursday, March 31, and Friday, April
1, commencing promptly a 1 9 a. m. each
Also an examination of candidates for
admission to tb Michigan Agricultural
College will beheld in connection with the
above. William Bath,
County School Commissioner,
Mr. William Walls, treasurer for Calu
met township was at the county seat
yesterday and made his complete returns
of State and county taxes collected for
the year 1897. Tbe total amount of
taxes returned were $99,G31.G3 and tbe
delinquents amounted to only $ 271 02,
which snrely is a good showing.
Tbe friends of Mr Con M. Sullivan have
induced him to come out us a randidate
tor th olll :e of township treasurer and
his name will accordingly be brought
before tne caucut to be held at Germania
Hall on the 28th lust.
Joseph Caspers is making Bome im
provements to his building on Sheldon
street, Houghton, by putting in a new
front and making some needed Improve
meats in the interior of the store room.
Mr. Wick O'Connell has returned from
his business trip to Detroit, where he
went to purchase an outfit for the new
cigar factory to be started at Houghton
in the near future by O'Connell Bros.
Painters are at work brightening up
the interior of tbe Fearce bui ding with
a new coat of paint, evidently prepara
tory to its being occupied again by the
late" Herman Stark.
Tbe funeral of the late Mrs; Muddling
was held yesterday afternoon at the At
lantic. tbe remains being followed to
their last resting place by a large con
course of people.
W heeled vehicles are again in use, for
the mild weather has played havoc with
the roads lor si. igbiog. On the uincy
hill the road in places is completely baie
of snow. .
Mr. Fringe ot the Copper Journal, has
added a new Colt' Army press to his
nrlntlnur nlant. Iheprtss is built aftir
the style of the old Universal and is a
fpar. Henry Keiffer of the smelting
worse and Henry JMcformack of Lake
1 inrlpn. left yesterday afternoon lor Ana
conda, where they will make their future
For the best cigar in the market call
frn.h Onorto. a clear Havana niier.
with Connecticut binder and Sumatra
wrapper. All first class dealers handle
Machinists and carpenters are busy
nnahino thp rpnair work on tbe tug J.
Fryor and the dredges, getting them in
readiness for the opening ot navigation.
Court Fride will give a concert at St.
Patrick's hall on Saturday evening when
an excellent program of musical and
literary numbers will be rendered.
Mr. Teter Primeau was np from Mar
quette yesterday and shook hands with
his numerous friends In the Twin Cities.
Mine Inspector Hall was down from
Calumet yesterday and transacted busi
ness at the county seat.
Mr. Ernst Bollmann of Opechee, pas ed
through Portage Lake yesterday after
noon on his way south.
Wanted An English speaking girl lor
general housework. Apply to No. 109
Water street, Hancock.
For Rent A fine store room 17x60
feet, la West flaneock. Apply to W. IT.
Mr. G. Rohrer was t business visitor to
the metropolis o! eopperdom yw-erday.
An Opeehee Poliey!
In 1881 Dr. A. I. Lawbaugh Took Out a Fifteen
Year Endowment Policy In The
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company,
Amount Of Policy. $5,000.
Dividend Addition ol 1883
1884 : .
Result in 15 years :
Total premiums paid
Net result in addition to 15 years life insurance for f 5,000 f 1,518 74
Northwestern Dividends You Must Obtain a
E. L. WRIGHT, District Agent,
C. L, FREDEHICHS. M. E. O'BRIEN, W. J. WEBB, Solicitors
MOST WHOLESOME MEALS.
Mrs.Rorer Tells the Best Food For Dif
ferent Times of Day.
In The Ladies' Homo Journal Mrs. S.
T. Itorer writes at length to show that
Americans cut too much meat, but says
she docs not want to bo understood as con
demning meat entirely. Individually she
uses "all (with the exception of pork and
veal) in moderation and toward the clone
of tho day. From long experience," sho
says, "I have found thut a heavy morn
ing's work can beft bo accomplished on a
breakfast composed of a well cooked cereal
and fruit, with perhaps a cup of French
coffee or cereul cofl'co und a ploco of well
toasted whole wheat breud. The noonday
meal, especially if work is to bo continued
in tho alternoon, should bo composed of a
cream soup, with whole wheat bread, an
omelet, some of the lighter forms of nitrog
enous food, in tho proportion of one-third
to two-thirds carbonaceous food. Fruits,
again, may bo taken, if they agree a
buked banana, u baked, apple, peaches,
peurs or any of the very ripe, subacid
"After tho day's work is over and one
can tnko time to rest and thorouxhly di
gest a meal dinner should be served. A
warm beef soup, stimulating rather than
nitrogenous, should form the beginning of
tho meal. This may bo followed by some
light entreo, either of flsh or vcgetablo,
then the red meat, either boiled, broiled
or roasted (never fried), with its accom
panying vegetable. With beef serve pota
toes or macaroni as the starchy food, with
mutton Or chicken rice. A green vegeta
ble should be added for its suits, and this
may bo onions or young peas, beuus,
cauliflower or spinach. The salad should
follow, and with it a tiny bit of cheoso, with
a ploce of whole wheat bread, a bread stick
or a water biscuit. Then a simple, light
dessert may be served. "
The Famous Paris Garret.
There are few persons interested in
things literary who being in Paris with
in the last 10 or 15 years can have fail
ed to hear of the garret of M. de Oon
court. M. de Goncourt himself would
perhaps have preferred people to say the
garret of "the brothers Goncourt," al
though, as is well known, the institu
tion was originated and flourished only
after the death of the younger brother.
The "garret" specifically was a charm
ing room, half hall, half library, on the
third floor of tbe little Lonis XVI hotel
at Auteuil which M. Edmond de Gon
court occupied during the whole latter
part of his life; generically it was the
meeting together of kindred spirits, of
disciples and admirers and friends of
tho old maitre, the germ of tho academy
which it was Edmond do Goucourt's
dream to establish in opposition to tho
academy of tho 40 immortals, and the
nursery, as it were, where talents were
grown to ripeness for tho honor of ad
mission to that tame especial academy.
Aline Gorreu iu Scribuer's.
Governor Stephens of Missouri tho
other day commuted the sentence of a
negro who had been condemned to
death for murder to imprisonment for
50 years. When she heard of it, the ne
gro's mother was so happy that sho be
gan to smoke n corncob pipe. Some one
having suggested to her that after all
50 years' imprisonment was a pretty
heavy punishment, sho exclaimed:
"Wot's 50 years? Pshaw, wot's de
penitentiary to Willie? Ain't he a young
man? Wot's 50 years to him? Anywnys
ho ain't goin to hang. 1 doan' havo to
stay up nights an go cryiu about an
tpcculutin myself to death. I done stop
speculatin. 1 done stop hit." New
Even Handed J ant Ice.
One day in early summer, when the
oommorciala" had met U9 usual for din
nor, tho waitress appeared bearing a small
dish of peas, apologizing for thero being
so few, tho fact being that no moro could
bo obtained. Immediately tho dish win.
set down it was seized by the "grabber,"
who emptied the whole contents on hi
"As there are not enough t go around.
It would 1)0 a pity to part them. So I'll
tako tho lot myself."
At this another traveler seated oppocMt
quietly took up tho pepper box, unscrewt.
the top and poured tho wholoof the pepper
over tho pons, with tho calm remark:
"As you have got all tho peas, you may
as well havo All tho pepper too."
A murmur of applause wont round, and
from that day tho grabbing one found it
convenient to alter his line of route and
take a different journey. Pearson'i.
I 77 00
.-. 79 00
f 0.515 24
Otto or Attar of Roses.
Roses being so common, it may be
imagined how small the yield of oil
must be to account for a quoted price of
86 shillings an ounce, or about 28 per
pound, and this to the chemist himself.
What it resolves itself into as a retail
price is hardly worth going into, as a
retail demand beyond an occasional
drop at sixpence upon a handkerchief,
upon a special occasion is unknown,
its chief use being in scenting powders
and the making up of fancy compound
scents. Ten thousand pounds, or nearly
five tons, cf roses it takes to obtain a
pound cf the oil. These are distilled
with twice their bulk of water, and the
attar skimmed very carefully skimmed
off the surface of the distillate in the
receiving vessel. Tho adulterator has
again here a field for action, which be
avails himself of, in distilling a propor
tion of geranium flowers, the oil of which
has a somewhat similar rosy smell,
with tbe roses, this paying, in that it
takes but tbe comparatively humble
number of 500 geranium flowers to
yield a pound of their oil.
Constantinople being a port of chip
ment, sailors, after their usual amiable
weakness of being swindled, buy cheap
ly there, for presentation to apprecia
tive wives and sweethearts at home.
long, narrow, gilded bottles of supposed
attar of roses, in reality bottles which
tbe genuine article has been poured iu
to and out again and then filled with a
clear, scentless oil of the 6am e appear
ance and specific gravity r.s the true,
the few remaining drops clinging to the
interior of tbe bottle being strong
enough to convince the smelling buyer
that he has got the right thing on the
spot. Chambers' Journal.
Lamps of the London Cabs.
"A thing that struck me about the
hansom cabs in London this was some
years ago, but I guess it's just the same
now," said a citizen of this town, "was
the fact that the lamps they carried all
had in the back a red glass about as big
as the end of a good sized spool. When
the lamps were lighted at night, they
all 6b owed these two little red disks at
tbe rear. I don't know why this is so
maybe the lamps are all by one maker
and it's his fancy but I imagine
there's a reason for it. Anyhow tbe
effect is picturesque, whether the cabs
are seen singly or in numbers. In tho
Strand, for instance, one may see long
lines of hansoms, all headed one way
and close together. Looking along these
lines from the rear one sees an unbroken
scries of red lights diminishing in tho
perspective, and one sees also tho little
red lights flitting here and there. They
don't illuminate, but their color cer
tainly contributes to the variety and the
nayety of the night scene.
"One tecs these red lights at the roar
of a New York hansom, but only occa
eionally. Our hansoms aro most of them
well finished and mounted, many of
them, for instance, carrying fine lamps;
but not many of them show the red
disks. Perhaps there's no reason why
they should, but I like to see them."
New York Sun.
Men mod Dorses Killed In Battle.
In regular battles tbe proportion of
loss among men and horses is quite
closo, and in hand to hand combat3 of
cavalry, as well cs in tharp artillery
engagement?, for every man killed or
wounded thoro is also a dumb warrior
entitled to n placo beside him on tbe
roll of hose.;-. The Light brigade at
Balaklava ruao in CCO (not COO) strong
and lost 288 men, but of the C60 horses
SCO were shot down by the Russian
In the fierce charges of the German
uhlans and cuirassiers at Vionville,
Mars-la-Tour, in 1870, 1,400 men and
1,600 horses were killed and wounded.
In the fierce artillery contest on the
same field 7S0 men and over 1,000
horses fell around the guns. At Grave
lotte, soon after Mars-la-Tour, theartil
lery fighting was also terrible, and
1,800 horses were shot down around the
batteries, though the loss of the artiller
ists was less than 1,000. Our Animal
A Standard of FUnes.
He is a man of iraacible impulses and
blnntness of rpeech which wins him
many enemies. At tbe card table he was
Crcatlyannoyed byj lady who insisted
The Tacoma afe
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
The above restaurant la now open for business. All the delicacies of tbe season
be found on oar bill of fare. We cater to tbe better class of trade. Your patron
Car Wear Haneaek P. O.
WHAT ARE THEY-The beat cigars in the mar
ket today. Clear Havana filler. Connecticut binder
and Samatra wrapper.
FOR SALE BY ALL FIRST-CLASS DEALERS
or All Ulih-(Jrsd Clears, The Ilest
Proves Oporto To lie Tho Heat Shakespeare.
on paying moro attention to conversa
tion than the did to tho game.
"I see no reason," she was saying,
"why a woman ehould not assume just
as much importanoo in all affairs as
men do. "
"I see none myself," replied tbe iras
cible man with unusual gentleness,
"provided the is intellectually qualifisd
to do EO."
"And what would you suggest as the
test of her mental fitness?"
"As good a test r.s any would be her
ability to remember hat are trumps."
. Animal ColonUts.
During the last few years the demand
for pedigreo English cattle for Argen
tina has been enormous. Shorthorns,
Herefords and Devous have been im
ported weekly, and a crossbred English
6tock now fills the "corrals"-of the
great boef and bovril companies of tbe
Rio do la Plata. In North America this
Anglicizing process has spread to all the
states of tho Union. Half bred Herefords
and Shorthorns are taking the place of
the common rattle of tho States on near
ly all tho ranches of the beef producing
districts, and the colonizing capacity of
different English breeds is recommend
ing them for special districts. Thus the
Devon bulls are purchased for ranches
where tlio search for pasture and water
needs special nctivity and endurance,
and red "polled" or hornless Suffolks
are used where cattle aro being bred for
transit by rail or ship because the ab
sence of horns is then convenient. Even
tropical Brazil follows tho fashion, and
English Jersey cows aro seen demurely
walking through the forcF paths by the
coffee plantation and Lglish terriers
and pug dogs sit $i the laps of Brazilian
Whether tho Jersey cattle will multi
ply on tho planters' estates tiino will
show, but the spread of our colonizing
animals, which are now invading simul
taneously tho plains of Patagonia and
the north Canadian territory, does not
limit its progress to the direction of the
poles. In India the English horso be
comes a colcnist by second intention, in
the form of tho "waler," a sounder and
stronger animal than the majority of
British hackneys. His value, as com
pared with the native breeds of Asia, is
still undetermined, but we must accept
bis presence and survival as a fact.
The first distinct mention of soap
now extant is by Pliny, who fpcaks of
it as an invention of the Gauls; but be
that as it may, tho usoof soap for wash
ing purposes is of great antiquity. In the
ruins of Pompeii n complete soap man
ufactory was found, and the utensils
and some soap were in a tolerable state
of preservation. The Gallic soap of
eighteen centuries ago was prepared
from fat and wood ahe s, particularly
the ashes from beech wood, which wood
was very common in Franco as well as
iu England. Soap is spoken of by writ
ers from tho second century, but the
Saracens were tho first people to bring
it into general use as an external cleans
ing medium. The uso of soaj) is thus
described: "When examined chemical
ly, the skin is found to be composed cf
a substance analogous to dried white cf
egg; iu a word, albumen. Now, albu
men is soluble in the alkalies, and
when soap is used for washing the skin
the excess of alkali combines with the
oily fluid with which the skin is natu
rally bedewed, removes it in the form cf
an emulsion, and with a portion of the
dirt. Another portion of the alkali soft
ens and dissolves the superficial stratum
of the skin, and when this is rubbed off
tho rest of tho dirt disappears. So that
every washing of tho skin with soap re
moves tho old face of the skin and leaves
a new one, and wero the process repeat
ed to excess tho latter would become
attenuated." Philadelphia Lodger.
Man's Ruling- Wish.
There is one wish ruling over man
kind, and it is a wish which is never in
a single instanco granted each man
wishes to bo his own master. It is a
boy's beatific vision, and it remains the
grown up man's ruling passion to the
last. But the fact is life is a service.
The only question is, Whom shall we
serve? W. F. Fabcr.
A Boston man is still taking daguer
reotypes and ' has been doing so over
half a century. He insists that in spite
of all modern processes in photography
they remain tbe most correct likenesses
ever produced. Philadelphia Press.
An Exttngnlsber. 1
"They say that was a brilliant match
of Bullion end MissGoldly."
"Yes, but it seems to have gone out
when, they were married.' '--Detroit
Free Press. i
J. F. HOCKING & COi-
J estila & Brustmaker
THE LEADER CIGAR FA0T0EY.
Manufacturers of tbe celebrate'
Royal Leader, Elk Leader, Our Leader
Factory at Hancock, Mich.
It. It. Time Cards.
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Cbaneof time in effect 8unSay, Oct. 3, 18S?t
t t t r-
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No. 1.. 7:00pm t 7:10pm t 7:60 nm
Dally, t Daily ex. Sunday. I Sunday obI?
W. FITCH, General Manager.
J.O. SHIELDS, Superintendent.
In effect December 8, 1897.
TRAINS LEAVE CALDMET .
For Detroit, tbe east. Bessemer and
points on the Gogebic range daily
except Sunday 8:30 a. bl
For Oblcao-" and Msronett.. 2:30 p. WW.
TRAINS ARRIVE CALUMET.
From Marquette ardOhloago daily,
from Bessemer and points on th
Gogebio range daily except Bun
day 2;00 p. to.?..
From Detroit and the east 8;tf0 p. ta.
Dally 'Daily except Sunday,
For tickets, timetables and other informs ,
lion apply to J. Q. FORD TioketArt
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