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CALUMET Advertising cost money but It In cheaper than going out of business. Advertising costs money but It Is cheaper than going out of business. VOL XIX CALUMET HOUGHTON COUNTY MICHIGAN TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23. 1909 NO. 12. NEWS. COME SS AN AND GRANDSON BURN TO DEATH David A. Dearmond, One Bes Known Members Congress, Perishes in Fire. NO CHANCE TO SAVE VICTIMS Hom of Congressman at Batler, Mo Catches Fir at Early Hour This Morning and is Quickly Consumed, the Congressman and Grandson Be ing Cut'Off From Escape. Kansas City, Nov. 23. Representa tive David A. Dearmond, one of the .oldest democratic members of oon greas, and grandson, Waddle, aged 6, were burned to death In a fire that de stroyed the Dearmond home at Butler, Mo., early today. Bones believed to be those of the congressman were found by searchers this morning. Other occupants of the house at the time of the Are and who escaped were Mrs. Dearmond, James A. Dearmond, Bon of the congressman, and daughter, The fire started at 3 o'clock this morning. Mrs. Dearmond, wife of the congressman, after recovering from tho chock of the fire, said the first she knew of the fire was when she heard her grandson, Waddle, call out tho house was on flre. Mrs. Doarmond occupied n room on the first floor while the congressman and grandson were in rooms on the second floor. Mrs. Dear mond was barely able to escape with her own life and had not a moment to at tempt to rescue the others. When she reached the yard the building was wrapped In flames. Fifteen minutes later It was in ashes. No Chance to Save Victims. Mrs. Dearmond said she neither saw nor heard any cry from her husband, and nothing Is known of his experien ces. Mrs. Ilattle Clark, a married daughter of the congressman,' and Mrs. Dearmond and maid servant all slept on the first floor and escaped. Mrs. (Mark was slightly burned. The home of the congressman was ncross tho street from that of his son, James. The latter started to rush In to the burning home of his father 4n nn attempt to save the latter but was restrained by other members of the! family and neighbors. The cause of the fire Is unknown. Last Words of Congressman. Mrs. Clark says sho was awakened by a cry and going to the door of her room saw smoke Issuing from the part of the house where the congressman and Waddle slept. "Get mo out of here," she heard Waddle cry. "Never mind, son, I'll save you," the congress man answered. These were the last words either of tho victims uttered. A moment later the smoke Increased In volume and Mrs. Clark fled to the telephone. Within a minute's time sho had given tho alarm to the telephone office and hurried buck to the room of her mother and succeeded In getting her out of the house. No cry came from the burning ruins and It was evi dent that Dearmond and Waddle had by lhat time been overcome by smoke or were then dead. NEW POST CARDS NI.-TY. Different Stamp Designs Are Approved For Three Varieties. Washington. Nov. 23.-"Desgng for the new postal cards to be Issued by the government have been approved by Postmaster General Hitchcock. The cards will be furnished to the postoftlce department by tho government print ing office, In accordance with a con tract effective Jan. 1, 1910. On the ordinary card, the head of former President McKlnley will ap pear, as now, but n much better por trait has been selected. On the new small card, Intended for Index pur poses and social correspondence a like ness of President Lincoln will appear. The two-cent International card will bear a portrait of Gen. Grant. A novel and pleasing Innovation has been made for the double or reply postal card. On the first half will be a portrait of George Washington, while the stamp on the reply half will bo a likeness of Martha Washington. On all the cards the words "Postal Card" will appear on the borders of the stamp and not, as now, as a sepa rate inscription. BILLION AND HALF DIVIDENDS. Enormous Revenue Distribution From Stocks and Bonds in 1909. New York, Nov. 23. Estimates of the total dividend and Interest disburse ments to holders of stocks and bonds of various railroad. Industrial and miscel laneous securities and of bond Issues of the municipalities of the United States for the year ended Dec. 31, can he placed at nearly $1,500,000,000. Although In the Interval occurring between the years 1909 and 1907 the nation was undergoing a period of fi nancial stress, total disbursements for the present year exceed those of two years previous by about $193,000,000. This Is In great measure due to larg er interest charges, this Item alone showing nn augmentation of more than 1113,000,000. CENTRAL FIGURES IN fr I a At the left above is ex -Attorney Gen erai Bonaparte. At the right is William Loeb and at the left below is James Reynolds. New York, Nov. 23. The probing of the sugar trust frauds caused a great consternation in official and su gar trust circles. It became known today that agents from "Uncle Joe" Cannon, speaker of the house of repre sentatives, for several weeks past hud been quietly gathering data bearing on the advisability of having a congres sional investigation of the sugar trust fraud, and its political ramifications as affecting officials of the government and representatives of the American Sugar Refining company. This investigation in Its ram mention may bring Into it ex-President Roose- , velt, Secretary Cage, Attorney Gen- ral Bonaparte and Assistant Secre tary of the Treasury Reynolds. Colonel Fowler, deposed from the collectorshlp of the port of New York MAJOR BOYIITOt! IS Oil THE ROAD TO RECOVERY Patriarch Leader of the Maccabees, Who Has Been Near Death's Door for Some. Time, is Now Slowly Get ting Better Is Receiving Congratu lations From Many Points. Port Huron, Mich., Nov. 23. Con gratulatory letters apd telegrams from 11 sections of the country are pour ing in for MaJ. N. S. Boynton, pa- riach leader of the Maccabees, who had been near death's door for several weeks but la now on the slow road to recovery. Major Boynton was born in Tort Huron June 23, 1837 nnd was educated here and in Waukegon, III. Before the ivll war he was engaged In mercantile business in Port Huron, Cincinnati nd other cities. At the outbreak of he war he enlisted as privute and ad- anced by his bravery to the rank of major in the 8th Michigan cavalry. Ho particularly distinguished himself by cutting off the retreat and finally capturing Gen. Morgan, the famous guerilla chief. After tho war Major Boynton returned to Port Huron and served one trm in tho Michigan legis lature and several terms as mayor of his native city. His life work has been in connection with four fraternal beneficiary societies all of which ho founded and which now have a combined membership of more than 700,000 and protecting that many homes to the extent of about $655,000,000. The aggregate amount distributed by these organizations to the widows and beneficiaries of mem bers is about $52,000,000. The organi zations referred to are the various Muccabee societies and Major Boyn ton is the official head of tho original order, the Modern Maccabees. He also helped to organize the National Fra ternal Congress nnd served as Its president and as a member on Im portant committees. , A GREAT APPLE DISPLAY. Spokane, Wash., Nov. 23. Someone with a taste for statistics has calcu lated that If the, apples on display at tho National apple show, which closed Its second exhibition In Spokane on November 20, were placed side by side they would stretch over 72V4 miles of ground. There were 1.525,831 apples, the average diameter being three In ches, a total of almost 381.438 feet. The entries consisted of 13 full cars of 630 boxes, 10 limited displays, 39 free-for-all exhibits, of which 21 were from non-Irrigated orchards and 18 from lr rlgated tracts; 73 entries In the state and provincial groups, representing 23 states and the provinces of British Co lumbia and Nova Scotia; 99 ten-box. 135 flve-box and 278 single-box dis plays, also 1.323 plates of five apples each.' The exhibits covered three and a half acres of floor space and were seen by representatives of every state, ter ritory and province In America and visitors from various parts of Europe. Twenty boxes of prlze-wlnnlng apples will be sent to President Taft. 10 boxes will be forwarded to the emperor of Japan and 50 boxes will be presented to King Edward and King William and members of the royal families In Eu rope and to the president of France. SUGAR TRUST PROBE. to make a place for William Loeb, Jr., Mr. Roosevelt's secretary and Deputy Surveyor Parr, who Is said to be an unsuccessful claimant for ser vices In trailing the trust for part of the f2.000.UO0 which the trust was forc ed to disgorge, are the chief accusers. Tho proposal for a congressional in vestigatlon will be opposed by at least some of the officials In charge of the present Investigation. It was openly said today by a government official that such an inquiry would defeat its own end In thut many of the guilty Importers would be able to obtain Im munity by testifying for the prosecu tion. In fact it Is suggested that the importers themselves are working for an Investigation by congress, hoping to thus save themselves. A dispatch from Washington states that at the first cabinet meeting since the adjournment of the special session of congress early last summer the "sugar trust" situation in New York was under discussion. CAVE-INS STOP RESCUE YORK AT CHERRY MIIIE Fire in Second Gallery of Property Results in Heavy Caving of Earth, Blocking Rescue Work to the Eait . Where it is Thought There are Sur vivors Orio of Rescued Men Dies. Cherry, 111., Nov. 23. An exploration made since midnight p-hows fire his broken out anew In the third vein und the firemen spent the remainder of the night in an attack upon the blazo. The miners feel confident there are living men In the lower level, but the company officials do not share their optimism. One of Rescued Men Dies. After experiencing all the terrors of long Imprisonment and the Joy of be ing brought to surface alive, David Hollofohek, one of the twenty surviv ors rescued Saturday, died, today of general exhaustion. Cave-in Block Rescue Work. Fire In the second gollery resulted today ,ln heavy caving of earth blocking rescue work to the east where It Is thought there are survivors. It will be Impossible for many days to make an entrance. Want Chang in Methods. ( Tho state executive board of the Mine Workers has asked Governor Deneen to designate some one man to take charge of tho rescue work, de claring tho present methods are un satisfactory. FIREMEN'S ANNUAL BALL. Preparations Completed r Mohawk Dept.'s Party Temorrow Night. Preparations nro practically com pleted for tho third annual ball to be given by the Mohawk flre department In tho Finnish hall tomorrow evening. A new decorating scheme will be used for the event, consisting of colored 11 ghts. About three hundred will be used in all and among other artistic effects the letters "M. F. D." repre senting Mohawk Flre Department, will bo hung over the stage. In these three letters olone, forty-one lights will be used. Strings of lights all In colors will be hung along the ends and sides of the hall, while flre fighting appara tus will also have a prominent part In the decorating schemes. A pleasing program ha been prepared by Direct or Voelker of Voelker's orchestra, which will furnish the music. A lun cheon will be served during the even ing. The affair promises tr rank among the leading social functions of tho season. ENTERTAINMENT PLEASED. The Parland-Newhall company gave a very unpleasant entertainment last evening In the Y. M. C. A. gym, the company supplying the second number of the Y. M. C. A. lecture course. There was an, excellent attendance, despite numerous counter attractions. The bell ringing wai one of the fea tures of the entertainment, the music from the bells being of splendid tone. The violin playing of one of the solo. Ists ' was excellent. The company pleased greatly, and It was a genuine musical treat. BLACK HO OUTRAGE IN DANVIllf, III., TODAY Explosion in Fruit and Wins Houss of Joseph Msseari Wrecks About Twn. ty.fiv Buildings in Businsss District and Causes a Loss of From $50,000 to $75,000. ' ' 'i'-'TI" Danville, III., Nov. 23. An explosion of dynamite In the fruit find wine house of Joseph Maacarl, 13 College street, early today wrecked about twenty-flve buildings In the business district. Mascarl believes the "Black Hand" Is responsible for the explosion. The damage Is estimated at fifty thousand to seventy-five thousand dol lars. The block In which Mascarl's place Is located is completely demol ished. Immediately after the explo sion flames began to sweep the dis trict, but were extinguished without much additional loss. GERMAN WEALTH INCREASING. Ther Are Now Said to be 8,300 Mil lionaires in Prussia. Berlin, Nov. 23. Norwarts, the Ger. man socialist organ,, lias published aome Interesting statistics showing the Increase of wealth In Prussia. It la pointed out that whereas in 1903 there were 80,000 people in Prussia . alone with incomes of over $7,000, five years later in 190S, the number of persons In receipt of incomes over this figure had increased to 104.000. In 1908 1.600.000 people owned prop erty worth 1225.000,000. There are 8. 300 persons who are millionaires, ac cording to the German sense, of the term, that Is to say, who are worth more than 1,000.000 marks, or $250,000 each, and In the last fourteen years the wealth of these 8.300 "millionaires" has Increased from $3,250,000,000 to $5, 500,000,000. MANILA INAUGURATION. Manila, Nov. 23. Everything is In readiness for the formal Inauguration tomorrow of W. Cameron Forbes, the new governor-general. The city Is being gaily decorated for the occasion INTERNATIONAL SWINDLER. Polio of All Europe on Lookout for . a Clvr Crook. Berlin, Nov. 23. The police author ities of Berlin have requested the authorities of London, Paris and other large cities In Europe to be on the lookout 'for la clever -anil extremely dangerous swindler of many ' aliases. Three years ago the man was arrested in Hamburg for swindling an Ameri can heiress to whom he was engag ed. He pretended, in that Instance, to be the son of Count Henckel von Donnersmarck. He could not prove his claim at the ' trial, however, and was sentenced to two years Imprison ment. Since his release be has swindl ed a number of wealthy families in Berlin and other larger cities In Germany. -He posed as "Frofessor of Zoology," gained entrance to the most exclusive circles and, after becoming engaged to some weathly girl, succeed ed in obtaining large sums of money by fraudulent representations. The swindler Is about 38 years old nnd apparently a man of good education and genteel manners. MAYOR M'CLELLAN IS 44. New York's Mayor Roivs Many Birthday Congratulation. New York, Nov. 23. When Mayor McClellan arrived at his office In the City Hall today be found upon his desk a vase containing fortyfour American Beauty roses, and a large stack of letters and telegrams convey ing congratulations to hjs forty-fourth birthday, the last of his anniversaries during his term as Mayor of New York. During the forenoon the Mayor held nn Informal reception, re ceiving the best wishes of the mem bers of his personal staff and of the various municipal departments. At noon he was the guest of the heads of the departments at an informal lun cheon. FAMOUS PAINTING CHAINED. Extra Precaution Taken to Safeguard Valuable Original Canvas. Rome, Nov. 23. It Is reported from Bologna that the famous painting of St. Cecilia by Rafael, in the PInacoteca of that city has Just been placed in a heavy frame and chained to a ring In the wall. The director of the gal lery, when asked f6r the reason of this unusual precaution, pointed to the fact that a certain artist had been working on a copy of the painting, almost dally, for forty years and had succeeded In making so perfect ft copy, showing even the defects caused by the drying and cracking of the paint and varnish, that even an ex pert could not tell the copy from tho original. Under those circumstances he considered It merely a wise pre caution to take some heroic measures to Insure tho safety 0f the original canvas. GOVERNOR HADLEY INJURED. Springfield, Mo., Nov. 23. Governor Hadley was obliged to return from his hunting trip on account of an Injury to one of his hands. Thyslclan fear blood poisoning. NEGRO MURDERER MUST DIE. Jefferson City. Mo., Nov. 23. The supreme court today affirmed the death sentence upon William Wilson, negro murderer of Millie Tlum, and flxed the execution for January 12 next. NICARAGUA. l !J'r- : - 7."'. v . ,- nV; V; p' ' J 1 S i9 . 1 1 f. The above layout shows at the top deserted coffee field in bloody Ni caragua, the next picture i of the Des Moines on the way to Nicaragua and th lower photograph is of Hunt ington Wilson, assistant secretary of state, who is in charge of Central Am erican affairs at Washington. LAKE MICHIGAN STEAMER TOWED SAFELY INTO PORT Grand Rapids, Nov. 23. The Even ing Press wireless station today picked up a message from tho steamer Puritan, which for twenty-four hours drifted helplessly about Iike Michi gan with a broken rudder. The mes sage says: "The Turitan was this morning picked up by a tug and safe ly towed Into South Chicago Harbor." SPEND EIGHTEEN MILLIONS. Yearly Cost of the Agricultural Ex periment Vork. Washington, Nov. 23. Secretary Wilson his Issued a statement point ing out that the United States gov ernment is spending In the neighbor hood of $18,000,000 a year -on experi mental work In increasing the ylell and efficiency of the farms of the country. The statement was Inspired by the charge made by William C. Brown, president of the New York Central lines, nt a dinner in New York this week that the nation could better afford to invest the est of one battleship in agricultural experiment work than to expend It In the Increase of the army. A battleship costs ap proximately nine million dollars. Secretary Wilson declares that the government Is expending each year exactly twice ns much ns a. first-class battleship's cost and tno money is be ing used in precisely the manner rec ommended, by President Brown. The nsslstanro given the farmers of tho United States, the secretary de clared. Is not confined to any locality. As an Instance of the aid the depart ment renders, Secrets ry WUron re cited cne of a farmer who was rais ing only 20 bushels of potatoes to tho acre and who, dissatisfied, applied, to the department for assistance and ad vice. Both were given him promptly and Mr. Wilson says he now Is raising 250 bushels to the acre on tho mm" land as a result of using the seel and the information given him by tlr? government. PRESIDENTS CABINET MEETS. Washington. Nov. 13. At the end of today's session of the cnhlnet it was announced neither the Nicara gu.in situation. th Standard Oil deci sion nor the sugsr trust fraud were considered. mm 1 FEAR GENERAL UPRISING IN CENTRAL AMERICA NOW New Orleans, Nov. 23. A dispatch from Port LJmon, Costa Rica, says passengers arriving at Punta Arenas report a great movement of troops in the Salvadorean ports. It Is said Al furo Is at the head of a thousand Ni caraguans well armed nnd equlppel. It is predicted If Alfaro Is beaten, the troops of Salvador and Guatemala will march through Honduras to attack Zelaya. If Alfaro succeeds a revolu tion in Guatemala will be nsured nnd a general uprising In Central America Is probable. MORE WOMEN IN UNIONS. Their Membership Doubled in British Trad Organizations. Washington, Nov. 23. Trade' unions among women have progressed so rap Idly in Great Britain that from a mem bership of lC.2Si in 194 there were in 1907 2O1.909 women enrolled In organ ized labor, a gain of '.9. 7 per cent dur ing that period, in which the increase In male membership of such organiza tions wns only 24.7 per rent. Katherine Graves Busbey in a pub lication issued by the department of commerce of labor claims for the trade union movement among women In Great Britain an increase in wages, the promotion of protective legislation nnd additional safety in this occupa tion. SCHOOLS OPEN ON FRIDAY. It has been decided to hold school on Frld'iy of this week, following Thanksgiving day. All of the schools In the copper country will follow this procedure, with the exception of Han cock. However, In order not to disap point teachers nnd others who had planned to spend Thanksgiving with friends nnd relatives, leave of ab sence will bo granted over Friday. This Is believed to be the first In staree on record In Calumet town ship hcre the schools opened on Fri day, following Thankscivlng day. WCATHER FORECASgl Snow tonight nnd Wednesday. Warmer Wednesday. Fast. t south east winds. Increasing Wednesday. y :ifiijJ TRIAL OF OIL MAGNATE NEAR Henry Clay Pierce Will Be Tried Next Week on the Charge of Perjury. NO FURTHER DELAY EXPECTED Former Head of Waters-Pierce Oil Company Swore That His Company Had No Connection With the Stan dard OilDefendant Has Made Great Fight to Escape Going to Trial. Austin, Texaa, Nov. 23. Henry Clay Pierce, millionarie and former head of the Waters-Pierce Oil Company, will be placed on trial here next week on a charge of perjury in swearing that his company had no connection with the Standard Oil Company and had not entered Into a conspiracy with that company in restraint of trade. Dis trict Attorney James R. Hamilton an nounced today the completion of all arrangements for the trial, and it is not believed the State will consent to ony further delay In the case. The district attorney will be assisted In the prosecution by Judge W. P. Mc Lean of Fort Worth, whom Gov. Camp bell has named as special counsel in the case. Notable Legal Contest. The fight of Henry Clay Pierce tq escape trial has been the most notable legal contest of its kind In the court annals of America. It is now Just three years since the oil magnate was indicted by th grand Jury of Travis County, Texas, on a charge of falsa swearing, following a suit brought by the State against the Waters-Pierce Oil company. Mr. Pierce was located in New Tork the next spring by a Texas sheriff, but fought extradition in the Federal Circuit Court in New York on the ground that the prosecu tion of Pierce in Texas was not in good faith, but that Pierce had been Indicted for an ulterior purpose, and If he were taken to Texas this fact would develop. Judge priest, who de fended Pierce, Introduced as evidence a Supreme Court opinion that the Federal courts may take Judicial no tice of the laws of all states; tha Texas anti-trust law of 1899; and parts of the Texas criminal code cov ering perjury and false swearing. Later Pierce made an application for a writ of habeas corpus before Judge Adams in the United States Circuit Court at St Louis. Judge Adams de nied the application and the case was appealed -to the Supreme Court of th United States, which on June 1 last affirmed the decision of the United States Circuit Court, holding Pierce subject to extradition to Texas. Mr. Pierce's Testimony. The testimony on which th Indict ment of pierce was based was given .n St. Louis in the proceedings brought by Attorney General Hadley of Mis souri in 1906 In the action brought by the state of Missouri to drive tha Standard Oil compuny from that commonwealth. At that hearing Mr. Pierce testified that he had been pres ident of the Waters-Pierce Oil com pany since 1878, and that up to the time when the company was reorganis ed and practical control of it passed to the Standard Oil Company the company made a profit of from 600 to 00 per cent, a year. It did a large business in Texas. ' An inexperienced agent, he said, had made an agree ment with the Standard Oil company in Texas in 1900, which resulted in the expulsion of the Waters-Pierce company from that state. He himself went to Texas and was Informed that no company with affiliation with the Standard could do business in that state. This was explained to the Stan dard Oil people and led to a reorgan ization of the Waters-Pierce com-, pany. Up to May 29, 1900, Mr. Pierce testified, he had 100 per cent, of his lompany's stock. Then he trans ferred 65.5 per cent of the stock to 'an unknown party," representing the Standard Oil company. It was agreed that the name of the Standard as tho owner of the majority of the company's stock should not appear on the books of the company. Contradictory Statements. The statements made by Mr. Tlerca in the Missouri proceedings were In direct contradiction to the statements he Is alleged to have made when his company made application to do busi ness In Texas, on which occasion he swore that the Waters-Pierce com pany was not affiliated with the Stan dard Oil company and had not entered into any agreement with the last-nam ed corporation In violation of the anti-trust law of Texas. The Texas criminal code defines per jury as a false statement, written or verbal, deliberately and wilfully made under the sanction of an oath. Falsa swearing Is defined as deliberately or wilfully making a folse statement not required by oath. Perjury under tha Texas law is punishable by Imprison ment In the penitentiary for a term of not less than five years. The min imum punishment for false swearing Is? Imprisonment for two years. Miss Roberts of Sixth street, Is noma from Elisabeth. N. J., where she has been spending several months. Walter Fenhall Is home from a visit I"1 Chicago.