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CALUMET, HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11. 1909
Government Determined to Recov
er All Money Due and Pun
ish the Guilty.
A NETWORK OF CORRUPTION
Attorney General Wickersham Makes
Public Today Hie Annual Report,
Which Shows U. S. Plans
Washington, D. C, Dec. 11. That
the Department of Justice Intends a
vigorous prosecution, In the efforts to
recover nil money due the government
us a result of the sugar frauds at New
York and to punish all who may have
participated In them Is shown by the
annual report of Attorney General
Wickersham made public today. After
briefly reciting the facts In the cases
which ure of public knowledge ho
"The evidence has disclosed a net
work of corruption, not confined to the
American Sugar Refining - company,
extending over a period of years, af
fecting both Importers and officers of
the Government, and it Is as yet pre-'
mature to state the precise extent of
the conspiracy or the amount of the
revenues of which the Government has
been defrauded. . While . it is feared
that the statute of limitations may
have run In favor of many of the male
factors who are responsible for these
frauds, yet no effort will bo spared
to ascertain the precise, amount of
which the government has been de
frauded, to recover all moneys due, and
to punish all those who may be found
to have participated In any respect
in the frauds, whether as officers or
agents of the importers or as officer!
of the Government. I earnestly re
quest a special appropriation of $50,
000 to enable this work to be effective,
Further litigation touching the
"commodities , clause canes," arising
under the Interstate Commerce law is
promised , by the Attorney General.
Discussing the decision .of the Su
preme Court In these cases Mr. Wick
ersham says It does not "necessarily
determlno the application of the
statute to cases where the commodities
transported are owned by a corpora
tion, all or substantially all. of
whoso stock Is owned by the carrier
corporation at the time of transpor
tation, and especially where the car
rier shall have transferred all of Its
Interest In such commodities to a
corporation formed for the express
purpose of evading the prohibition of
the commodities clause, and all or sub
stantially all of the stock In which la
owned by the carrier. Those ques
tions will be presented for determina
tion In the courts. If the prohibition
of tho statute can be successfully
evaded by the simple device of transfer
of ownership of the property to a
corporation, all of whose stock shall
be owned or controlled by the carrier,
Congress should amend the statute
so ns to make It an effectual and nt
merely Illusory prohibition, or else
: In tho matter of public land fraud
prosecutions the Attorney General
makes It clear his '"determination in
no respect to abate the effc". to undo,
so far as may be, the frat U "which
have been for so long a time ; ?rpetrat
ed In' the procuring for private indi
viduals of portions of the public do
main contrary to the conditions under
which Congress has authorized theso
lands to be patented."
HITS THE CORPORATIONS.
New Law Imposing Tax and Requiring
Reports Operative Jan- 1.
Lansing. Mich., Dec. 11. Tho new
li;w for tho taxation of corporations
will become operative against the cor
poration pogketbooks of January 1.
For several weeks District Deputy A.
L. Coulter of the internal revenue of
fice has been at work In Ianslng com
piling a list of all the corporations or
ganized in this, revenue district of 44
counties, including the upper peninsula.
When the list Is completed, which will
he berore January 1, It will be forward
ed to the department at Washington.
Early In the new year the corporations
will receive polite letters from Wash
ington asking for Information and still
later some of them will be asked to
kindly remit. This last Utter will be
reeelvml In time to bo acted on by
June 30. next ' , . .
All corporations organised for profit,
Including manufacturing, , mercantile,
hanking railroad, utility. Insurance
and mining, come under this law. Tho
corporations are allowed ah exemption
.f tr. nan nn.i nimvn this net Income
must pay a tax of 1 per cent.
The tax Itself will not be onerous.
bu the digging up of the Information
tho uovcrnment will demand and state
nunts required, will be unpleasant for
mnnir of the corporations. The ffov
eminent officials will be under oath of
secrecy and there Is very little danger
that the Information contained In tho
statement will leak, but many business
men prefer not to take chances. The
law Is on the books, however, and the
penalties for Its violation are too se-
v a in mak neirlert of Its require
PRELATE 60 YEARS OLD.
Congratulations Are Extended to Cin
Cincinnati, ()., Dec. 11. The Very
Rev. Henry Moeller, Roman Catholic
archbishop of Cincinnati, was Blxty
years old today, having been born in
this city, Dec. 11, 1849. There was no
formal celebration of the an'.iersary,
though many persons called upon the
archbishop during the day to offer
Archbishop Moeller comes of a fam
ily that Is well known In Catholic cir
cles In tho United States. Two of his
brothers are In the priesthood, one of
them being a well known educator.
Archbishop Moeller was ordained a
priest In Rome In 1876, and shortly af
ter his return to America ho became a
member of the faculty of Mt. St. Mary's
seminary In Cincinnati. In 1879 .he
Laceepted the position of secretary to
Bishop Chartard of Indianapolis, but
was recalled the following year by
Archbishop Elder of Cincinnati, who
wanted him for a similar service. La
ter he was made chancellor of the dio
cese and In 1900 he was appointed
bishop of Columbus. He remained in
Columbus three years. In 1903 ho was
named coadjutor to Archbishop Elder
and when tho latter died the following
year Dr. Moeller succeeded him.
ROY rATENAUDMGED 8,
DROWNS IN PORTAGE LAKE
Son of Fred Patenaude of Houghton
Breaks Through Thin Ice, Pull
ing Another Boy In With
Him Latter Escapes.
Roy Patenaude, aged 8, son of Fred
Patenaude -of Houghton, was drowned
in Portage, lako at 12:30 o'clock today,
breaking' through the thin coating of
Ice, at the' west, end of Roach & See-
ber's dock. . " "
Young Patenaude, In company with
Den Miller, son of J. Miller, the merchant
were gathering old rubber, In tlie vi
cinity of tho dock, to sell, when one of
the rubbers fell down onto the Ice. The
boys thought tho Ice strong enough
to hold them and stepped down to get
tho rubber. Young patenaude broke
through and pulled tho Miller, boy In
with him. Tho latter, however, man
aged to get out, but Patenaude was un
able to save himself. . Young Miller
gave tho alarm but all efforts to save
the - Patenaudo boy wero'- unavailing,
The body was found with the aid of
pike poles about 1:30 o'clock.. Coroner
rirnml Jmnanelod a Jury and an In
quest will bo held.
THREE MEN MEET HORRIBLE
DEATH IN PITTSBURG TODAY
Pittsburg. Dec. 11. Entrapped in
lake of llowlng tar four men wero held
fast at the McClIntock & Irvine Co.'s
roofing plant In this city early today
and compelled to watch gradually the
approaching llames. Theer were burn
cd to death, but the fourth escaped the
horrlblo fato of his companions, al
though he was seriously burned. Tho
men were not employed at tho plant
but during tho cold weather had been
in ih.. habit of sleeping there. In some
manner the valve of the tar vat was
..tu.nil nn.l before tho sleeping men
knew their danger they were engulfed
PLAN EXCLUSIVE HOME.
Detroit, Mich.. Dec. 11. Detroit
Shriners, not content with a tenancy
in the llnest exclusive Masonic templo
In the west, are looking toward
building of their own.
At last night's annual meetin-j
tho potentate was empowered by
voto to appoint a committee to look
into the feasibility of erecting
temple which Phoulil be exclusively
for the Shrine, with tho possibility
of renting to any otner oooien i
Masons which desired quarters. Tho
Intention, however, would bo to
keep It exclusively for ino onrmr.
Club rooms, such as are provided in
most large city Masonic temples but
for which there Is no room in wi
present temple, are thought of. It Is
believed that with the club rcature.
tho building could bo maintained
without the necessity of renting any
part for business purposes.
The present Masonic temple, wnicn
with furniture represents an outlay of
nearly a half million dollars, is be
coming too small for the rapid growth
of Masonry In the city.
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Snow tonight and Sunday.
1 akv Wav VifJ "V. -T a. 1
Trade Little Affected But Slightly
Stimulated by a Hard
MILLIONS TO BE EXPENDED
Budget Controversy . and Action
House of Lords Prompts Stu
pendous Quantity of Elec
London, Dec. 11. Persons In the
United States, where the presidential
campaigns usually, have 'a depressing
effect upon buslnesB, will be surprised
to learn that 'in Great Britain almost
every trade ana proression u pieaseu
with the prospect of a general elec
tion.. So seriously has business been
affected by 1 the budget controvcrsey
that the stimulus to certain branches
of trade which a general election al
ways provides Is a welcome relief, as
It provides temporary employment at
least for many thousand extra' work
ers. It Is estimutea tnai ueiore vc
campaign now on comes to a close a
total of between $15,000,000 and $20,
000,000 will change hands. The ex
penses of the. candidates alone will
amount to millions.
In addition to the candidates or
dinary election expenses Immense
sums will be expended by the various
political organizations in propagating
their views. The newspapers arc full
of articles sueeches and letters for
and against the budget and defending
or denouncing the action of the house
of lords, while, already a stupendous
quantity of election literature has
been Issued from the headquarters of
tho various party organizations. Poli
tical tracts are flying about the coun
try in unprecedented numbers..
Ten million dollars is conservatively
estimated as the amount that will ic
expended by the various . political or
ganizations In propagating their views
These organizations Include the1 Na
tional Union of Conservative Associa
tions, Liberal Federation, , Rudget
League-Tariff .Reform ; League, Free
Trade" Union, Rudget Trotest League-,
and the Liberal Unionist Council.
Many religious and temperance bodies
have also taken up the fight ! Tho
labor organizations, all strong sup
porters of the budget, have thrown
themselves into the fray with unpar
alleled zeal, while the suffragettes, too,
who have been comparatively quiet for
a time, apparently were only reserving
their resources for a crucial effort.
Altogether, the prospects are
bright for one of the liveliest political
campaigns ever witnessed In the Bri
tish Isles. However much one may
desire to escape from the discussion of
the economic and fiscal policy of the
British Empire, It will be Impossible
to do so as long as one remains In
England. A perfect flood of political
nrntnrv I to bo let loose during the
next few weeks. David Lloyd-George,
chancellor of the exchequor, and Win
ston Kneneer Churchill, president of
the board of trade, who are held chief
ly responsible for the budget, and Lord
Ijinsdown and J. Austen Chamberlain,
the most ardent opponents of the
government's measure, will deliver
sm-cches practically every day and
night until election day, each speech
warranted to prove as clear as day
light that the empire will go to rack
and ruin if tho policy advocated by
the speaker Is not adopted.
Self Rule for Ireland.
. London, Dec. 11. Herb rt Asqulth,
British premier, last night announced
his policy was to set up In Ireland a
full system of self government, In re
gard to purely Irish affairs.
GRAUSTARK HERE MONDAY.
Strong Company Will Present Play at
, the Calumet Theater.
'Graustark," which will be the offer
ing at Calumet theatre Monday night,
Is entitled to high rank among tho
romantic dramas of the present day.
It Is replete with strong human In
terest. Is full of life and spirit and
the comedy element Is much and en
Joyably In evidence. The hero of the
play, Grenfall Lorry, Is a rich young
American who pursues a. mysterious
Miss Ouggensloeker across two con
tinents to her home In the little coun
try of "Graustark." where the attrac
tive young lady is a reigning princess.
The princess Is about to marry a
man for whom ano nas a natural an
tipathy, In order to free her country
from n burdensome and oppressive
debt. The rich American, however,
after havlnir saved the . llfo of the
young ruler, comes to tho rescuo and
saves the nation from bankruptcy and
Insolvency by paying the debt. As a
matter of course the accommodating
Amorlenn Is enabled to Induce the
princess to banish all ancestral pre
judices and to. become his wife.
Tho company presenting the play
has been engaged by Messrs. Itakcr
and Castle from the ranks of the very
bout nooDle In the profession, and the
scenery and other equipment are ade
Martin Messner, acting manager for
Capt. Jams Wilson's Buffet Announces
that he will have the C. & H. orches
tra at the buffet this evening. A fine
musical program will be rendered. Hot
59 LIVES LOST
IF! ERIE STORM
Terrific Gale, on Lake Wednesday
; and Thursday Reaped a
loss oe, 'Vessels is heavy
Four Boats Destroyed and One is
Aground All of Crew of Thirty,
Eight "of Ferry Drown
. Clarion Si'.lort Die.
Cleveland, O., Dec. 11. The terrific
storm, which passed over Lako Erie
Wednesday nUjht and Thursday, reap
ed a deadly harvest and laid waste
more than a million dollars'; worth of
vessel property. ' - '
Late report show fifty-nine Uvea
lost, twenty nallors rescued, four boats
destroyed and that one Is aground and
sustained heavy damage. :
The summary shows: The Clarion
burned, fifteen lost, six saved; W. C.
Richardson. sunk, live drowned, four
teen saved; ar ferry Marquette and
Bessemer No; 2, wrocked, thirty-eight
lost: Jonlah U. Munro.' aground;, tow
barge sunk, no lives lost. A sailor
from the' Richardson,. 'crazed by expo
sure, committed suicide.,.
No one now considers there is any
chance that any of the thirteen mem
bers, of the crew of the. Clarion have
survived..-Two of the .f rew are known
to have perlshod. Neither Is any hope.
now held out; for any of the crew of
thirty-eight at tho car ferry Marquette
and "Bessemer No. 2, ' who have been
missing four. days. At Conneaut where
all the crew" lived, friends and rela
tives are crowding the docks for news
but there Is not a crumb of comfort.
Big ftews Events of
Washlrigton; D. C, Dec. 11. A mini
her of events of more or less interest
and imikortswe will share space with
the protdin;! otOwngreBs, -the sit
uation hi Nicaragua and the progress
of the Budget eompiilgn- In Great Bri
tain. In the news column during the
ensuing seven day a. '. ,
It Is -expected that some of tho most
interesting. news of the week will em
anate from th Supreme Court of the
United States. Foremost on tho week'a
fbicket in the lUDTrintt tribunal tiro
the o-caJJed "cotton leak" cases,
which are set down for hearing Mon
day. It Is also probable that argu
ments will be heard in the Govern
ment's suit against the American To
bacco company, which, next to the
Standard Oil case Is regarded as the
most Important of tho government's
President Taft has accepted an in
vitation to participate in the dedica
tory exercises of tho recently erected
and occupied building of the Carnegie
Institution in Washington, Monday
evening, and will share with . Andrew
Carnegie, the founder of Uic Institu
tion, the honors of tho occasion.
Tho series of dinners and receptions
to be given at the White House this
winter will be Inauguarated Thursday
evening, when the President and Mrs.
Taft will entertain the members of the
cabinet at dinner.
Commander Robert N. . Peary, who
m XT.. 1 .. 1
s to be tne guest oi me muuunt
;eographlc Society nt its annual din
ner Wednesday evening, will on that
occasion receive a medal as a decora
tion from the society. Many prom
inent persons wilf attend the dinner,
and It Is hoped that l'resmeni ian
will also be a guest and present the
medal to tho explorer.
Pursuant to a decision reached nt
the recent Toronto convention, me
presidents of the various organizations
affiliated with tho American l-edera
tlon of Labor are to meet In I'ittsburg
Monday to outline a course of action
against the alleged "open-shop poli
cy of the United States Steel corpor
atlon, which the federation declares to
be the "most formidable enemy ot
the organized labor movement In Am
erica. On Wednesday next Oklahoma will
again become a Mecca of the ianu
hungry. On that day the state will
offer for sale by auction 1,600,000 acres
of land which Is appraised at from
eight to thirty-four dollars an acre.
About half a million acres are listed
as agricultural land, while the rest Is
better adapted to grazing.
DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS.
Mrs. Annie Salorskl, aged 3(5. died
last night at her residence on Caledo
nia street, after a lengthy Illness. The
decedent is survived by her husband
and six children. The funeral will bC
held either Monday or Tuesday morn
ing of next week, the exact date to be
set when word has been received rroin
relatives In southern Michigan.
Mr." and Mrs. Henry Kemp of De
troit, who have been visiting here for
the past two weeks, have returned.
Helen Brown, Aged 13, Is Mis
treated and then Killed By
MADE A DESPERATE STRUGGLE
Body Found This Morning, the Head
and Face Being Frightfully Cut
' and Battered The Police
Are Without Clues.
Detroit, Mich., Dec. 11. The murder
of Helen Brown, aged 13. of 271 Third
avenue, was revealed today by the find
ing of the child's body lying half frozen
In Whitman's truck yard at 10 Jones
street. The child's face and head were
frightfully cut and battered and there
was evidence she had made a desperate,
fight for her life, and there was evi
dence also she had been mistreated.
Footprints In the enow along tho
east side of the yard showed where the
murderer had led his little victim to
her fate. The girl's mother sent her
last evening to visit an aunt on Fifth
street, and Mrs. Brown appealed to the
police early today when she learned
her daughter had started homo from
her Fifth street visit. Upon the find
ing of the body the police began prac
tically without clues to hunt the mur
derer. Negroes Held for Savannah Crime.
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 11. Thoro are
now In the city prisons more than two
hundred negroes, held under suspicion
that they may be connected with or
have a guilty knowledge of tho killing
of three women last night, or detained
for protection. Several prisoners ask
ed to be locked up until popular frenzy
had time to cool off. Tho officers are
devoting considerable time to soothing
nubile fecline. It is realized that In
the present Inflamed condition of popu
lar opinion, the formation of a mob
might follow even partial Identification
of a suspect.
Woman's Husband Accused.
Savannah, (la., Dec. 11. Tho state
ment of Mrs. Maggie Hunter, who was
attacked and left for dead yesterday at
the-acme time that Mrs. Gribble and
daughter, Mrs. Ohlander, were killed,
that It was her husband. J. C. Hunter.
who attacked her, today led the police
to re-arrest Hunter and he Is being
held under a strong guard.
TAFT ORDER MODIFIED.
Congressmen to Be Given All General
Washington. Dec. 11. Secretary
Dickinson has loosened the gag which
President Taft nut In the mouths of
chiefs of bureaus last week, by Issu
Ing an Interpretation of the Preslden
ttal order that allows the chiefs to
talk quite a little to Congressmen
should they drop around their offices.
For Instance, Secretary Dickinson
Informed the bureau chiefs In his do
partment that they could respond di
rectly to any" request from Represen
tatlves or Senators for nny Informa
tlon on all ordinary and routine mat
iers nertalnlng exclusively to their
respective offices. Information, how
ever, bearing on questions of policy
or important or unusual matters, or
of a character which sound Judgment
would Indicate ns coming properly
within the discretion of tho head of the
department should not be given out
until after consultation with the head
of the department.
ZINDA MURDERERS TO PRISON.
Men Who Assaulted and Killed Mil
waukee Girl Get Life Terme.
Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 11. Carl
WoJelechowRkl and Adam Pletrzlk, al-
lotrod murderers of Hattlo Zlnda. were
arraigned In the district court yester
day afternoon, waived a hearing an
were taken to the Municipal court for
trial. There they pleaded guilty urn
w ere about to be sentenced for life
when Pletrzik. who had confessed to
the m,usder by Wojclechowskl while he
himself stood guard outside, asked for
an attorney that he might secure clem
ency. This resulted In delnylng sen
tence and the regular hearing Imme
After a hearing lasting three hours.
both men were sentenced to lire im
prisonment. Arrangements were made
to start them for the stste prison be
fore daylight today. The hearing was
behind closed doors with heavy guards
of police present to prevent disorder.
CONSUL CLAIMS BRIDE.
After the Ceremony, Couple Leave for
Groom's Poet in China.
Washington. I). C. Dec. 11. Miss
Jane Bleshaw Pedlar, daughter of Mrs.
Thomas Pedlar, formerly of San Fran
cisco, and Mr. Edward Baker, United
state consul In Antung. China, were
married In the New York Avenue Pres
byterian church today, the Rev. Dr.
Wallace Radcliffo officiating. Miss
Gladys Pedlar and Mrs. Samuel gvans
attended the couple, who left
Immediately after the ceremony for
New York to sail for Euroje, cn route
CONGRESS ADJOURNS DEC. 21.
Waslngton, Dec. 11. Congress will
adjourn for the holidays on the 21st.
and the recess 111 continue two weeks
DRYS HOLD BIG MEETING.
Reformers Will Convene in Washing
ton to Impress Congress.
Washington. D. C. Dec. 11. Prohibi
tionists and. other foes of the liquor
truffle are to gather here In force tho
coming week for a monster demon
stration to- Impress upon Congress
the necessity for reform legislation or
a more radical character tli.rs has ever
been attempted before. Incidentally,
the conference will discuss the so-called
white slave traffic and will urge
upon the national body of lawmakers
the necessity for systematic work and
co-operation with other nations In the
measures now under way to suppress
the nefarious traffic In girls.
Among the national organizations
that have signified their Intentions of
taking part in the conference are the
Women's Christian Temperance Union,
Christian .Endeavor swiety, Ameri
can Antl-Maloon League, uooa icm-
plars, National Temrerance Society,
National Lodge of the Sons of Tem-
lerance. Blue Ribbon Army, National
Lord's Day .Alliance, National Purity
Federation, National Vigilance League
and Inter-Church Temperance l eder
atlon. NEW PLAN OF CAMPAIGN
Pure Food Agents Decide to Fight
It Because of Similarity
CARRY FIGHT TO LAWMAKERS
Philadelphia. Ph., Dec. 11. At a
meeting of butter manufacturers and
pure food agents held at the Produce
Exchange, in this city today it was
decided to adopt a new line of action
In the legislature warfare to be pur
sued against tho oleomargerino In
terests. Instend of making tho fight
on tho hasis or tne ingredienis useu,
as has been done in the past, It Is
proposed to contest the manufacture
and sale of tho artificial product on
the similarity it has been made to
bear to the dairy food.
The ability of the manufacturers of
oleo to make their product resemble
butter without tho apparent use of ar
tificial coloring matter, It Is contend
ed, is the real cause of fraud and sub
stltutlon. 1o prevent this, the butter
manufacturers will urge Congress to
enact remedial legislation prohibiting
the manufacture of oleo that Is yellow.
no matter, what atrency. is usea in
bringing about that result.
The nronosed bilk It is said, will
have the support of agricultural organ
izatlons and the dairy and food com
missioners throughout the country.
The secretaries of agriculture and
boards of agriculture In North Dako
ta. Idaho, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Iowa,
Missouri. Tennesesee, North Carolina,
Oklahoma, South Dakota, Maine, Ore
gon and New Jersey have already given
their support to tho movement, , tho
purpose fit which Is to strengthen the
position of the manufacturer and re
taller of butter and to protect the con
sumer from fraud.
TRY CLUBMAN FOR FRAUD.
Interesting Proceedings to Be Taken
Against Social Leader.
Chicago. Dec. 11. The State's at
torney has made arrangements to be
gin the trial next week of W. Vernon
Booth, the clubman and social leader
who was formerly the president of A
Booth and company, and Frederick R
Robblns, the former assistant treas
urer of the company. Following the
failure last February of A. Booth and
company, which firm was commonly
known as the fish trust. President W,
Vernon Booth and Assistant Treasur
er Robblns were Indicted for obtain
ing 1300,000 from the Contlnenta
Trust company of Chicago by nlleged
fraudulent means and conspiracy.
The evidence before the grand Jury
was that the bank advanced the mon
ey on the strength of statements
to the financial condition of the fish
company. The statements were sign
ed by the Indicted men.
According to the testimony before
the grand Jury, the accounts were fal
slfled so that the company appenrec
to have $1,300,000 worth of assets
more than they actually owned. This
sum should have been included In
the liabilities, it Is charged.
The penalty under the stntute on
which tho Indictment Is based carries
penitentiary ientenee of from one to
five years and a fine or $2,000 or
K. P. CONTEST CONTINUES.
The feature of the diamond ring con
test which Is being conducted by
Charity Lodge. Knights of Pythias In
Calumet today.' Is the contest being
waged between the leaders for the spe
cial prize of f00 votes which Is to be
awarded next Monday to "he candidal"
having made the biggest gain since tho
prize was off eVed. early this week. Two
of the candidates. Miss Elsie Erlckson
and Mls Jennie Bandonl stand about
even in the special contest today, al
though the latter leads In the total
vote. The count of the votes today Is
Miss Jennie Bandlnl 2.767
Miss EUlel Erlckson ...1.312
Miss Rebecca Clark 7S2
Miss Jean Ritchie 731
Miss Daisy Gelger
Mi Flossie Cook 213
ESTRADA IS IN
TIGHT FIX NOW
Zelaya Appears to Have Hood
winked the Insurgent Lead
er at Bluefields.
I. S. IS CALLED ON FOR AID
Head of Revolutionists Appeals for
Marines to Protect Americans
and Save His Cause Con
ference Being Held.
Bluefields, Nicaragua, Dec. 11. This
city, the headquarters of the provi
sional government, has been thrown
nto alarm by the sudden realization
of the strength of the government
against which General Etrada. leader
of the insurgents, had been supposed
to be making lrreslxtable headway.
Estrada apparently has been hood
winked by Zelaya, and no one would
be surprised If the Litter's troops
should appear before the city at any
hour. Estrada Is hoping for timely
aid from the United States.
The staff correspondent of the As
sociated Press, -who recently arrived
here, has canvassed the situation anJ
finds it lens hopeful for the Insurgents
than has been believed. Estrada Is
greatly disturbed and has appealed, .o
the United States Consul Moffat for
marines from the cruiser Dcs Moines
to protect Americans. It Is known,
however, what he really wishes Is In
tervention by the U. S. to save tie
Insurgent cause. While General Va-
quez. at the heart or a nannrui or loy u
troops, was parleying with Estrada's
ftivoys berore Kama, it is saiu i&c
laya'ti army was marching on Blue-
fields. A disquieting report comes from
Greytown, which Is said to contain a
government force sufllcent to rout th-
besieging troops under Chamorro
whenever word is given. It is possi
ble tho provisionals are unduly alarm
ed. Just as they appear to have been
over-confident; but the situation Is set
forth as It Is viewed from an Insurgent
Marines May Be Sent.
Washington, Dec. 11. Wlhcn the sev
en hundred marines aooara me uix:s
arrive at Colon where they are expect
ed this afternoon, they will find rderi
to proceed Immediately to Panama
and board the steamer Buffalo at once.
This seems to indicate a movement of
consequence on the Pacific coast of Ni
caragua Is In contemplation. Orders
have not been Issued as yet for tho
departure of the Buffalo, but It Is be
lieved the date of her sailing will bo
decided upon by the state department
and naval officials before the close of
Washington. Dec. 11. A ' confer
ence believed to be of nlgniflcance Is
being held thin afternoon nt the nary
department. Secretary Meyer, Assist
ant Secretary Wlnthrop, Rear Admiral
Waiiiwrlght and Assistant Secretary
of State Wilson are participating. It
has to do with Nlcaraguan affairs. It
Is thought an Important movement of
vessels of the navy Is about to take
CRESTVIEW TO EAGLE RIVER.
Chicago Parties Contemplate Putting
in a "Figure Eight" Railroad. " '
Chicago parties were In Eagle River
recently looking over tho ground be
tween here and the casino at Crest
view, with a view of putting In a fig
ure eight railroad from the Casino
down to the village. The party will
put in one at a cost of some $12,000,
and It being a novelty In this part of
the country, it will probably be the
fad for the next few years. The con
tour of the land north of Cretvhw
could not well be Improved on, and
the gentlemen bark of the project,
state that they will run people down t
tho square near the Court House from
the terminus of the Keweenaw Cen
tral road In less than two minutes.
This will undoubtedly double the traf
fic of the K. C. road next season. Thq
road will enter the village on the
rfreet running Just west of tho court
lilise, passing the residenco or MM.
Joseph Blight, and will have Its term
inal. Just west of tho court house. .-r
Just east of the Jail. The parties put,-?
ting It in have had several years ex
perience In the business of buih'lnrf
and running such roads, and have n
doubt of the success of the enterprise
They state that several attractions of
no mean order will follow the Installa
tion of the new means of reaching the
shores of "Gltchee Gummee." Kewee
OXFORD BEATS CAMBRIDGE.
London. Dec. 11. In the annual In
ter-varsity rugby match today. Oxford
defeated Cambridge: by four goals an4
five try, to one try.
TERRIBLE CRIMES IN FRANCE.
Paris. Dec. 11. .France Is stirred to
c"ay by the discovery of two terrible
crimes. At Marseilles a wine seller
slew his whole family and killed him
self. He sot Ms other and cut tho
throats of his wife and three children
with a razor. , .
At a farm near Tonnere two Swiss
cowherds, bent on robbery, lured a far
mer, his wife and four domestics to the
cow houses, where all were slain.
ments profitable. Jhg
east northeast winas.