Newspaper Page Text
NEW Advertising costs money but It la cheaper than ruing out of business. Advertising cost money but It is cheaper than going out of business. VOL XIX CALUMET HOUGHTON COUNTY MICHIGAN THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25. 1909 NO. 14. THE CALU M y. P. UNIT FOR CHASE OSBORN His Candidacy 13 Endorsed by 1). P. Legislators and the Newspapers URGED BY PRESS AND PUBLIC Newspapers of the District Ars Strik ingly Unanimous in Favor of Soo Man's Candidacy Claim of Locality Overshadowed By Claims of His Su perior Fitnsss. Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Nov. 25. In an Important and essential partic ular Chaise S. Osborn's candidacy for the governorship is exceptional and unique among the quartette of guber natorial ambitions now on exhibition in Michigan. This distinctive quality of the Osborn candidacy la found in the solidarity and unanimity of his support among the republicans of his own district, says the Soo news. In deed Michigan polities has never fur nished a situation at all comparable in this respect with the one which has developed as a result of the Osborn announcement. This unanimous sen timent Is well Illustrated by the ex pressions of the upper peninsula dele gation to the state legislature and similar expressions from the editors of the Twelfth district, whose support of Osborn Is not only unanimous, but Intensely vital and enthusIaHtlc. If tho regard In which a candidate Is held by his home folks Is any criter ion of his availability for public office, then no candidate in the governor ship race can approach the upper' pen insula entry. A Striking Contrast. This condition of affairs in the Twelfth district shows in sharp- con trast with the conditions surrounding tho other candidacies. In tho Fifth district, Musselman and Montgomery necessarily divide local sentiment, since In Kent, Montgomery is describ ed as a local candidate, while in the Sixth district Kelly and Montgomery similarly split the strength of the dis trict, as Ingham county friends of Montgomery ulso claim him us a lo cal candidate. In neither, district is the newspaper support at ull unani mous for nny one of the three candi dates. Legislators All Enthusiastic. Brief excerpts from the statements made by upper peninsula legislators and newspaper men reflect this over- !)inilng sentiment for Osborn In the U. P. Senator Otto Fowle: "Tho upper peninsula recognizes Mr. Osborn as possessing the qualifications for a governor of a great state, such a gov ernor as would make the state recog nized ns great ilrst class executive ability, foresight, Judgment and push in business affairs, nn orator without n peer In the state, an accurate and extended knowledge of civic conditions, n most pleasing personality a ml un questioned Integrity." Senator Charles Smith: "I would like ' to be set down as feeling very confident that Mr. Osborn will be suc cessful nt the primaries next year. It lias been in the minds of upper penin sula people a long time that It would only be Just that wo should have a governor once from our part of the stute. Now it Is believed that we have hit upon a candidate who wild be on honor to the whole state." Senator M. II. Mortarlty: 1 .Towhere have I been uble to discover any op position to Mr. Osborn throughout the upper peninsula. He will have the un divided siipHjrt of this district." Representative N. L. Field: "We are all for Chase S. Osborn and we aire going to roll up the biggest major it;' for him at the next primary elec tion that the upper peninsula has ever given." Heprcsentatlve V. R. Hums; "I heartily endorse Chase S. Osborn for governor. I consider him themost brilliant man in public life In our Htato today and believe If elected he will prove a worthy successor to the late Governor Johnson of Minnesota ns one of America's foremost execu tives." U. P. Man Next Governor. Representative J. O. Maxcy: "For the first tlmo In tho political history of Michigan the upper peninsula has a splendid opportunity to name the next governor. . My opinion Is not based upon the unanimous support that the upper peninsula will give to .Mr. Osborn, for that Is a foregone con clusion but rather on account of the recognition of his fitness for the posi tion which exists In the lower pen insula. Even the adherents of other candidates will concede this, because his all-round ability and splendid po litical qualifications are recognized by all." ' Representative William R. 'Oates: "I do not believe that any candidate for state office could ask for stronger sup port than Is being evidenced by the voters of this portion of the district In favor of Mr. Osborn for governor. The unqualified endorsement which he Mill receive here Is a good barometer of the sentiment which exists through out the entire upper peninsula." Representative L. T. Sterling: "Chase S. Osborn has the most tman Imous support of the citizens of the upper peninsula, regardless of poli tics, religion or nationality. This Is (Continued on Tago (.) ROW OF OFFICIALS AT DO NOT SPEAK STACE Secretary Wilson Now Acts as Inter preter Between Ballinger and Pin chot To Agricultural Chief They Address Their Notes and He Trans mits Them to Destinations. Washington, Nov. 23. Secretary Ballinger and Chief Forester IMnchot now decline not only personally, but officially, to speak to each other. An order Issued yesterday at the instance of Mr. Ballinger threatens the peuce which President Taft had apparently patched up, with sudden disruption. Tho various heads of divisions in the forestry service were yesterday in structed that all communications which they wish to address to the bureaus under the department of the interior must go through the secretary of agriculture. In other words, if Mr. IMnchot wishes to speak officially to Mr. Ballinger or any of Mr. Ballinger'g young men, he must do his talking- to Secretary James Wilson of tho agri cultural department, who will in turn talk to the person In the Interior de partment. There Is a great mass of corres pondence between the forest service, which Is a branch of the agricultural department, and the geological survey, reclamation service and general land office, all of which are divisions of the Interior department. The bureaus work In co-operation to a great extent and have done business directly with each other particularly since red tape was cut in the Roosevelt administra tion. Until Mr. Forester Pinchot apologizes to Secretary Iialllngcr there will be nothing doing in the correspon dence line except by the long distance route through tho office of Secretary Wilson. $300 PURSE DEPOSITED. A purse of $300 has been deposlte In Calumet for the Cornish wrestlln bout between Jack Rowett of IJessemer and Herman Stoll of Calumet, which will take place In the Calumet theater ho evening of Dec. 18. The purse will be divided 25 per cent to the loser and 5 per cent to tho winner. The man who gets two out of three falls will be declared the winner. The principal signed articles this week. The men are training hard for the event, partlc ularly Stoll, who has already taiaB'off fourteen pounds. CHINESE OFFICIALS STUDY U. S GOVERNMENT. L- EH f J I At tha top is Chang Hung-nien, the next is Baron Liang Kuel and tha low or Sung Shan. Washington, Nov. 23. Represcnta tlves of the state department are busy explaining to a delegation of high officials from China how the affairs of our B-ovornment nre conducted. It is probable that these same officials will make a western trip to study muni clp.il affairs In some of the larger cities. L.LL.UJ KILLED ON THE MINERAL RANGE J. H. Jansen of Buffalo Met Death Last Night Near the Calumet Dam. MEMBER GREAT LAKES SOCIETY Deceased Was Affiliated With Marina Firemen and Oilers' Organization, Lodge Book Being Found in His Pockets Body Cut in Two Do Not Know Which Train Ran Over Him. - J. II. Jansen. of HufTalo. was killed last night by being run over by a Min eral Range train, about 700 feet north of the Calumet dam. The remains were found by a switch crew of the M. R. R. this morning. The body was cut completely In two, showing that death must have been instantaneous. Jansen was nged about 35 year3, about 5 ft. 7 inches in Juight, had a sandy mustache, blue eyes, was dress ed In a dark grey suit, and wore a NOTCOMPL ETE HOLIDAY FOR THE NATION'S HEAD Much Official Business Occupies Taft's Time Today, Attends Church This Morning With Other Notables Immediate Friends Join Tafts in Dinner at the Whit House. Washington, D. C, NoV. 23. The ac cumulation of a vast amount of offi cial business during his long absence from Washington, together with the presence here of numerous statesmen and politicians, ull desirous of mon opolizing a portion of the President's time, made It next to Impossible for Mr. Taft to take u complete holiday today, much as he would have liked to have done so. This morning the president attended n pan-American Thanksgiving celebra tion at St. Patrick's Catholic church. Vice-President Sherman, members of the cabinet, tho diplomatic corps, Su preme court Justices and others prom inent In official life were In atten dance. The ceremonies Included the celebration of solemn high mass In the presence of Cardinal Qlbbons, Mgr. Falconlo, the papal delegate, ond others. Several Intimate friends ns well as the members of the president's family partook of tho Thanksgiving dinner at; PRESIDENT IS STANDING PAT Taft Issues Defi to Western Critics of His Attitude on the Tariff. DOING DUTY AS HE SEES IT Calamity Howlers May Howl, it Ex ecutive's Stand In Substance- Writes Letter to Friend Who Fears That the Head of the Nation is Losing Prestige Will Keep Right On. Washington, Nov. 24. President Taft is not insensible to the criticism of himself and of his official acts which has been gaining strength in the we In a bit of correspondence, whlc will become historic If It Is given the public, the president has within the last few days Informed a Middle Western Republican of some prom inence that he stands squarely by his statements In his WJinona tariff speech WiteMt''' 'TO A QIliankHgtuttirj tarn. ' " yajsj m ft 9 m m m mi '& 1 1 a) ALONE! Cod. I lift my Eyes to the Dome of thy sacred Dwelling! Desolate is my Home on this Thanksgiving Day I My Feast is spread but only loving Spirits whisper to Me. while a joyous World returns Thanks and chants thy Blessings! Gone, are Friends. Fortune. Loved Ones. Today. I see the Glories of out World through Eyes dimmed by Memories! Today, thy sacred Gifts of Life axe my only material Blessingsl Today. Sorrow crushes Me to Earth! But Father I Thank Thee for the Vision unfolded across yon Patch of blue Sky THANKS. Omnipotent One. for this Day's glorious Gifts of Faith. Hope. Love and Charity. Accep) my thanks tot this Hour's Blessing of Good Cheer, Good Will, and Brotherhood of, Man. Gentle, fori giving all seeing Father of AO of Us. I prey to be allowed to cling through all the Yeats to this. Moment's Vision of the Faces in the Cloud My Heart beats with stza&ge Joy'. the Mist fades from my Eye my Soul goes out to- Those, who were, as the last Autumn Leaf ftom a naked Bough.' carries to my very feet its simple story of the End of All (the Emancipation -of Man.4Father.jVe thank.Tbml AyJLSsft! black overcoat. Marshal Trudell was notified of the finding of the body, and communicated with Coroner Fisher, who Impanelled a Jury and, viewed the remains. The Inquest wilt be held lat er, when further particulars will like ly be forthcoming. In ono of Jansen'fl pockets .Chief TrmV-ll found a lodge book, with the man's name and address on the Inside of the cover, the name of the order and payments made. The society is the Marine Firemen nnd Oilers' organ ization of the Great Lakes. It Is believed that Jansen had been working on ono of the freighters an 1 that he must have left the boat for some reason. Just why he wandered onto the Mineral Range tracks is a mystery. Several theories are being advanced, one that he must have laid down to sleep on the tracks. Thn Mineral Range authorities li not know which engine struck the de-, cedent and probably never will. Four or five train crews passed over tha tracks during the night and none of these reported striking a man. 228 WIVERS ARE ENTOMBED IN 0N0URA MINE IN JAPAN Toklo, Japan, Nov. 25. As the re sult of nn explosion today In a mine at Onoura 22S miners are entombed Fifteen are known to havo perished. John Kaller was fined $10 and Costs In Justice Curto's court yesterday, on the charge of assault and battery pre ferred by Anton Ptlgnas. V. fl. Dronnekaut of Terre Haute. Ind., Is spending a few days In Calu met. N. A. Keifer and wife have re turned tn their home In Winnipeg after spending n few weeks with friends here, the White House. The piece de resis tance of the dinner was a twenty-seven-pound turkey sent by Horace Vose, the Rhode Island celebrity who has furnished the White House turkeys since the days of President tlrant. The turkey, however, was not the only big item on the menu. Earlier in the day there had arrived at the exe cutive mansion a huge mince pie six feet in. diameter, which was sent to th President as gift from the striking pie salesmen In New York city. ALABAMA NEGRO IS LYNCHED. Anniston. Ala.. Nov. 25. After crim inally arsaulting Mrs. W. C. Cheatwood wife of a farmer near Edwardsvllle, Ray Rolston, a negro, was hunted down by a posse of citizens and after being riddled with shot, his body was burned. Mrs. Cbeatwood is In a critical condi tion. SERIOUS CHARGES ARE MADE. Louisville. Ky., Nov. 25. Thomas Hoal. engaged In a recent attempt to hold up the bank of New Albany, was arraigned last midnight and held with out ball on indictments, charging mur. der, assault with Intent to kill, and as sault with intent to rob. MAJOR MORTON IS HERE. Major Morton, In chnrgo of the Sal vntlon Army In the northwest, with headquarters In Milwaukee, arrived In Calumet today and tonight will conduct a big meeting In the barracks on Sev cnth street. Tomorrow afternoon meeting will be held at 2:30 o'clock. Miss Jean Murray Is recovering from her reeent operation nt the Cai umet & Hecla hospital for appendl cltla. that he intends to run the executive oUlee as ho believes Jt should be run, and that ho does not fear for his own or his party's future. "I expect to occupy the president's chair for three more years," Is the substance of a concluding paragraph in a letter written by tho president, "and during that. time I Intend to b? the president of the United States." William Dudley Foulk or Richmond, Ind., a friend of president Taft, Is the recipient of the letter, news of which leaked out In Washington. Foulk, con vinced that the country was going o the "demnitlon bowwows," under the Taft administration, wrote the fact to the president. He informed the chief executive that the Middle West did not like the tariff bill, did not like th president's speech on the tariff nt Wi nona, did not like the fact that Taft hail apparently supported the Cannon and Aldrlch organization In congress. He told the president further that the west was not enthusiastic In support of him, and that the growing senti ment In that country seriously threat ened Taft's future. Misrepresented, He Says. The president's answer marks the first occasion on which he Is known .o have replied directly to such sugges tions. He made It clear to Foulk that he stands souarclv upon the stat ments and doctrines laid down In his tariff speech nt Winona. He deplored the fact that that speech hnd been ml ."reported. In some unfriendly news papers. As to Senator Aldrlch and Speaker Cannon, the president made his post tlon plain as to the support he Is sup posed to have given them. He said that the two houses of con gress are made up of representatives selected bv the people, tnat tnese rep resents tlves select the men who h ll bo their lenders and thus constitute TURKEY DINNERS SERVED TO POOR OF NEW YORK Charitable Organizations See That Needy of tht Big Metropolis Do Not Go Hungry, Providing a Bountiful Supply of Provisions Immigrants and Newsboys Not Forgotten. New York, Nov. 25. New York's observance of Thanksgiving day was in accordance with time-honored cus torn, religious services and deeds of charity having their usual prominent place in the quite" routine of events The poor of the city were well provid ed for, charity organizations having arranged many big turkey dinners at points in the thickly settled East Side, principally along Bowery, and having distributed u bountiful supply of pro visions to the poorer families of the tenements. Special provision was made for the newsboys, the Immigrants detained at Ellis Island and the in mates of the prisons, almshouses and other city Institutions. For the members of the historical and patriotic societies of the metrop olis this was a double holiday. In ad dition to being Thanksgiving Day It was Evacuation Day, the anniversary of the November 25 when Washington marched from Harlem Into New York, Just before the city was evacuated by the British. The anniversary was ob served today In the customary man ner. The famous Old Ouard marched down. to the Battery to witness the flag raising, salutes were fired at various points and appropriate exer cises were held under the auspices of the Sons of the American Revolution and othe. organizations. The Day in Chicago. Chicago, Nov. 25. The Thanksgiv ing day programme In Chicago was possibly more extended this year than ever before. During the forenoon spe. clal services were held In nearly all of tho leading churches of the 'city. The board of trade and other ex changes were closed for the day. Din ners for the poor were provided by the Salvation Army, the Volunteers of America and the local charitable or- ganlatlons. At the county Jail the 600 Inmates were treated to an unusually elaborate Thanksgiving dinner. Day Observed in Paris. Farls, Nov. 23. The American col ony In Parla celebrated Thanksgiving day In the traditional American man ner. Several of the leading hotels were decorated with tho Stars and Stripes and special menus were the rule. There were merry gatherings of stu dents in the Latin quarter and at the American Art Association and the American Girls' Club. Amy CARNEGIE 72 YEARS OLD Noted Philanthropist Quietly Cele brates His Birthday Anniversary BIBLICAL STUDENT SUICIDES. Chicago, Nov. 23. William F. Mc- Cormlck of Unlontown, Pa., a student of the Moody Biblical Institute of Chi cago, committed suicide by Jumping from the third story window of the In stitute this morning. It Is believed he was mentally deranged. THREE TRAINMEN ARE KILLED. Llnd. Wash., Nov. 25. Three train men dead, two others probably fatally Injured, five passenger cars burned. but every passenger safe, is the sum ming up of a wreck on the Northern Pacific near here early this morning. The accident , was caused, U Is said. either through a misunderstanding or disregard cf orders. them the representatives of the two branches of congress. He said, that he found these men at the head of the two houses, and dealt with them as the leaders selected by congress. As to his own future, the president said he had no fear for it, and less concern anout it tnan some or ni friends appeared to have. As Duty Dictates. I He said In effect that he was con ducting his office as he saw his duty and that he Intended to continue do ing so. whatever might come from calamity howlers like Mr. Foulk. The Inclination In Washington Is to attach great significance to the president's letter, although Its real wording has not been made public. Following his visit to the Northwest and his tour through middle western states, ther has developed a marked dissatisfac tion with his utterances and a strong tendency to criticise him ns departing In many ways from the principle of the progressive portion of the Republi can party with which Roosevelt was allied. These opinions have been reported to Washington to some extent. lip to the time of the president's retu'n his friends here declared that the pre ponderance of the news from the west wam that the president had made friends and won support. The presl dent himself, however, is frankly cog nlzant of the feeling that exists i.i some quarters against hUi and of the disposition of a portion of the public to pass Judgment upon him and de clare him wanting. The letter to Mr. Foulk. tho sub stance c' which Is fully known, offers a defense of himself which Is In ef fect n declaration that his detractors do not know whst they are talking about. The president does not ask for a suspension of Judgment until his conduct of the presidential office ca.i be fairly weighed. He rather declares that he Is going ahead to do business as he thinks best and that his critics ran n.iss lodgement upon his acts when they please. BENEFACTIONS, $158,000,000 Of This Vast Amount About $30,000, 000 Have Been Bestowed Upon Pub lic Libraries Colleges Hospitals and Hero Fund Ar Receiving Most At tention at Present. New York, Nov. 25. Andrew Car negie, capitalist, manufacturer and philanthropist, celebrated his seventy second birthday today. He spent the day quietly in his Fifth Avenue home in company with his family and a few Intimate friends Invited to partake of the Thanksgiving dinner. Mr. Carnegie is still devoting the most of his time and attention to his vast schemes of philanthropy. Col leges, hospitals and the hero fund, to gether with the Foundation for ' the Advancement of Learning, are re ceiving most attention. The great philanthropist is not giving much money nowadays for libraries, though he says he Is well satisfied with the results of his expenditures in the li brary line. A recent estimate places the total of Mr. Carnegie's benefactions at $158,- 000,000. Of this vast amount about 130,000.000 has been bestowed upon ublic libraries In the United States, Canada. England, Scotland and Wales. The Carnegie Institute has received almost $20,000,000 and the college professors' pensions have amounted to about $15,000,000. Small colleges In the United States have received $20,- 000,000 and about half that sum has been bestowed upon Scotch universi ties. The Hero fund benefaction amounts to $10,000,000, and a like sum represents the amount given for the endowment of the Carnegie Institute n Washington. The remainder is rep resented in miscellaneous gifts In the United States and Europe, notable among the latter being the $5,000,000 Dunfermline endowment and the $1,- 750,000 given for the establishment of the Peace Palace at The Hague. John Bigelow at 92. New York, Nov. 25. Ninety-two years young is the term that may be well applied to John Bigelow, Journa list, historian, statesfan, diplomat who received a distinguished gathering of ils friends at his home In Gramercy Park today on the occasion of his ninety-second birthday. Mr. Bigelow wonderfully vigorous for a man of his years. During the past summer he crossed the Atlantic and made quite a tour of Europe, returning home none he worse for the trip. John Bigelow comes of one of the oldest New England families, his first American ancestor having settled In Watertown, Mass., in 1642. He him self was born In Maiden, N. Y., in 1817. The law was his chosen profes sion, and that led him Into politics, through which he became Inspector of Sing Sing state prison in 1S35, so long ago that the septuagenarian of today was not yet born. , Then, when he was 32. he abandon ed the law for Journalism, becoming. one. of the New York Evening Post's editors under William Cullen Bryant when Its staff was made up of genuine ntellectual giants. Mr. Bigelow re mained on the paper until 1861, and durlng.his stay Walt Whitman was one of its correspondents, Artemus Ward contributed, Bret Harte was a regular attache and the Salnte-Beuve letters were published. In 1 861. when the consul-general ship at Paris was considered of prime mportance because of the civil war, Mr. Bryant was suggested for the place. He couldn't go and Mr. Bigelow was appointed instead. He did great work In Paris, making himself a fa vorite at the court of Napoleon III. It was Mr. Bigelow who, while assist ing In the search for Information about Benjamin Franklin's life In Paris, found and rescued the manuscript of the sage's autobiography, which gives such a faithful picture of the great philosopher and statesman. On the death of the Minister to' France, President Lincoln placed Mr. Bigelow at the head of the Unite! States legation In Paris, and he serv ed from 1S64 to 1867. At the termin ation of his mission he received from the American residents in Paris the compliment of a substantially unanl- 1 mous Imitation to a farewell dinner at the Grand Hotel In Paris, Decem ber 19, 1S66. the first of Us kind ever paid to an American diplomat at any foreign court. After his return to the United States. Mr. Bigelow became active In politics, acting as chairman on Tllden'a Erie Canal Commission. Twenty-flv years ago he was sent to the Isthmus of Panama by the New York Chamber of Commerce to Investigate the canal that M. de Lesseps was constructing. At 2 years of age Mr. nigelow Is still Intereested In affairs, though re tired from business, and often ap pears In public. During the past twelve years he has devoted much time and attention to bringing about the consolidation of Interests that has created the New York Public LI- brary.