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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 1910.
THE CALUMET NEWS. .1 , ougnton f r TELEPHONE SOUTH J9i Department TAX COMMISSION WILL RE-VALUE ALL OF STATE ! We intend to ask the legislature for more help to re-value the entire state next year, before the state board of qualUatlon Rets to. work." mild Wil liam H. lloyt, head of the board of Hate tax commissioner, in an Inter View in Detroit. "The valuation In every county in the state should be gone over by a body of nun who know something of the work. Vnder the present law we lire allowed only ten Held men. It is Impossible for that small number to cover more than a restricted district nnd do the vork with any degree of thoroughness. "The recent agitation concerning valuations In the northern peninsula, and the findings of the commission in the lower half of the state, have hrrerht prcinlnently before the people the need of A ccirplet revaluation. It will not do to mak a fattM survey nnd turn the results over te the tate hoard of equalization. The Investiga tion must le done by the tax commis sion, for the board of equalization goes largely on our findings. 1 "Another argument in favor of the thorough re-valuation of the state is the fact that unless property goes on the rolls at l'0 per cent, the railroads nnd telephone and tel. graph companies ure liable to go to the courts and show that their valuation, computed by ex perts, and placed at 100 per cent, caus es them to pay an unfair proportion of Btate taxes. Unless this situation is remedied, the state may find Itself In nn embarrassing position." BETTER WEATHER REPORTS. HOMESTEAD LANDS. Reason for Shortage is Attributed to Passing of Speculators. "Six years from now there will be no state lands outside the forest re serves for sale in the state of Michi gan," said Deputy Land Commissioner A. C. Carton recently. "Wild lands that are now selling for from 13 and $3 per acre a few years ago went as low as SO cents. "The state docs not have any more tax homestead lands placed on sale that the taxes have not been paid on of late years, but the .majority is land that reverted back to the state years ago, and has stood on the books for a long term of years. "These lands are being bought up for the most part by local residents of the counties where the sale. are held and not by speculative purchasers as In years gone by." Representatives of the state land de partment have returned from Gladwin county, where a sale of state tax homestead land was held and about 13.000 worth of property was disposed of. mostly to residents of that county. There Is, according to the records, very little tax homestead land left to be placed on sale in this coumy. The next tax sale will bo held in the county of Midland. Never in the history of the department have state lands sold as well a during the past yea.. Houghton Office of Weather Bureau To be Batter Served in Future. lleinnlng next month the HouKhton station of the weather bureua Is to receive more complete telegraphic in foi ma'.'on regarding the weatNr in other portions of the country than It has heretofore received. In return for the cropping from the report seat l the local office the report Irom fif teen other stations (throughout the country, the Houghton observatory U t be served with similar report from nn iddiilonal thirty-three stations eove;njr a wider area than thene of the rd. making a net gain of eigh teen -stations over the old arrange ment. Observer Cowdrlck In charge of the Docphton suit Ion yesterday explained that he can make a more perfe. t prog noieation of the weather probabili ties .hen he begins to get the-o lid citlanal reports, as he has much mors data from which to draw his conclu sions an to what will develop. Among the Muttons most remote from ll'.asjh ton from which the new reports will come after July 1. are 'Montreal. Ka-U-porte. Me., ltoston. New York City, Washington, Tampa. New Orleans. Corpus Christ!. Tex., San Diego, Fan Francisco. "Phoenix, Tortland, Ore, Spokane and Edmonton, Canada. It will be seen from the wide range of territory of these few stations that the weather of the entire country will bo pretty thoroughly reported to the local .observatory for the use of Ob server Cowdrlck in making his fore cast of conditions. Anninir n""" thing about these reports Ij that the residents of this district can at any time be advised as to the quality of the weather in any other part of the country. The man In charge of this office can till you by telephone wheth er the baseball game In New York or Washington was postponed because or the wet condition of the grounds after a heavy rain and whether your friends In New Orleans. Tampa or San Iran risco are using their umbrellas to shed the rain or their parasols to shed the sun. RAILROADS OF STATE KILLED 133 DURING THE PAST YEAR Reports Filed With Commssion Show Michigan Has Great Railroad System. HAS MANY MILES OF TRACK PRETTY HOME WEDDING. NEW YORK SOCIETY LEADERS HURRYING TO NEWPORT FOR THE ROUND OF SUM MER SOCIAL PLEASURES. ANOTHER BODY FROM LAKE. Corps of Joseph Lateral Found Float ing Near Dollar Bay. Tortage lake has given up another dead body. This last one was found floating in the water yesterday near the Dollar Hay sawmill and was later identified as that of Joseph Lateral of Hubbell, who has been missing since last Thursday. It Is thought that the unfortunate man, who is survived by a family, was attempting to cross tho log boom tit the mill when he fell Into the water ond was drowned. The man's body was taken to his home In Hubbell and the authorities notified. Coroner Dunstnn held an In quest which returned a verdkt of ac cidental death due to drowning. Marriage- licenses were Issued yes terday to Archie lloskings of Hough ton and Julia Mul.v.i of Ix-mmon and to Michael Szezepanskl and Valerie Swlrschowskl. both of Calumet. Mist Ida A. Mitchell Becomes Brida of Harvey Ames in Houghton. In the presence of about fifty rela tives and friends gathered at the home of her parents. iMr. and Mrs. Richard Mitchell, 114 First street West Hough ton, yesterday afternoon. Miss Ida A Mitchell became the bride of Harvey Fisher Ames, son of Mr. and Mrs. Al- lred F. Ames of Nat tie Creek. The bride was attired in a beautiful white gown and carried a bouquet of white sweet peas. The wedding march was . ,i. t.v Miss Anna Nye and the brlue and groom were unattended. The house was tastily trimmed throughout in a yellow and green col or scheme, buttercups, the class flower of the brh'e at the time of her grad uation from the Michigan State Nor mal school at Ypsilantl. being used extensively in the decoration. A re ception and wedding dinner followed the ceremony and In the evening the young people left on a short wedding trip east, after which they will return nnd take up their residence in West Houghton. The bride is well known and popu lar in Houghton and also in Mar quette, in which place her family liv ed before coming to Houghton, the having been graduated from the high school of that city. Afterwards she took the teacher's course and has taught In the Houghton schools for tin past four years. The groom came to Houghton about five years ago and has been employed in the shoe store of C. H. (Mayworm since that time The popularity of the young people was attested by the many beautiful presents which they received. Among those from out of town to attend the wedding were (Mrs. Alfred Thurlby of Marquette and the father of the groom, Alfred F. Ames of Nattle Creek. IT'S YOUR KIDNEYS Don't Mistake the Cause of Your Trou bles. Many people never suspect their kld wya. If suffering from a lame, weak or aching back they think that it is only a muscular weakness; when ur inary trouble sets in they think it will soon correct Itself. And so it Is with all the other symptoms of kidney dis orders. That is Just where the. danger lies. You must cure these troubles or they may lead to diabetes or Drlght'B disease. The best remedy to uso is ponn's Kidney Fills. It cures all Ills which aro caused by weak or diseased kidneys. Residents of this vicinity are constantly testifying to permanent cures. John Kgosboe, 227 Cleveland ave., Ishpemlng, Mich., says: "For several years I had attacks of kidney trouble. Pull headaches often came on me sud denly and I was also caused annoy ance by disordered kidneys. When 1 had the good fortune to hear of I Joan's Kidney Tills, I procured a supply and they soon relieved me. This remedy has always brought the same good re sults when I have taken It since. My ndvlre to nnyono suffering from kid ney trouble Is to give Poan's Kidney Till a trial." for sale by all dealers. Trice M cents. Fostcr-Ml.burn Co., HufTalJ. New York, solo agents for the United States. Remember the name Doan s and take no other. 'TWAS ALSO THE HOTTEST. In Addition o Being Longest Day Yes terday Was Hottest. Yesterday was the longest day In tho year and it also was the hottest thus far this year In the copper coun try. The official temperature at the Houghton station of the United States weather bureau was 92 and Observer Cowdrlck said that It would continue to be hot today, although he was un willing to predict that it would surpass yesterday In the height to which the mercury would climb. Thus far no reports of deaths or heat prostrations have been received. An old resident says this Is not re markable for this section, as he has not heard of a death from heat pros tration In this vicinity In the thirty years he has lived here. Miss F.hlcrt, tho visiting nurse of the Houghton County Antl-Tuberc -ulosls society, says that this extremely hot weather has n serious effect upon the advanced cases In charge of the socie ty, consumptives suffering greatly from tho extreme heat. In compensation for this, how ever, It is found that such weather generally has a splendid curative ef feet on the cases of tuberculosis which have not reached the advanced stage, as the victims stay more In the fresh air and sunlight, which are re garded as the greatest remedies for the disease. Jlallroads form a pretty big feature In ' the business and financial life of the state, accoidiug to figures which have ben compiled for the annual re port of the state railway commission. The statistics show that the state has CG steam roads with 13,301 miles of track in operation and 19 electric roads whose total mileage U 1.26S.N0. The cost of the stea.ni roads, less two or three big ones who did not furnish this data, was $139,672, 542.57, and the cost of the electric roads up to June 10. 1&09, was 190,591. CGI. S6. Tho statistics were compiled from sworn statements iurnisneu oy im railroads, under the direction of James Hice, mechanical expert, for the com mission, and as each road's report was In book form, the compilation was more of a task for an automatic ma thematician, than a human being, nnd page after page of a huge size, were covered in gathering tho totals In. to show more completely than over before tho financial history, expenditures and organization of these corporations. It Is the first time that such a thorough Investigation has been attempted, and Mr. lllce and his assistants have been at work on the matter ror many months. Not Many New Tracks. There Is a somewhat significant fea ture of the report and that Is the small amount of new track construct ed during the year covered .by the re port. Steam roads are credited with 37.14 miles and electric roads with fiiQ nil The electric roads how- ever, will make a much better showing I in ihia rnirnpit In the next renort. i The steam roads have outstanding stock of the par value of $67i,G2. 745. S3 and shares In their treasuries to the par value of J5.573.3S7.71. Their funded debt amounts to JS95.023. 353.77, and they paid dividends amounting to I27.3S6.014. Their re ceipts from passenger business are sown to be J13.S07.132.74 and their freight receipts were J37.300.139.22. Dining the year there were 11 pas sengers killed. 210 injured, 79 em ployes killed and 1.244 Injured. Fifty-one roads who made reports relative to their employes show 196 general ofTicers, whose average dally wage Is J13.rl; other officers number 2S0 and their dally wage scale aver ages JS.C4; office clerks number 2,062 at an average dally wage of J1.42: station agents number 2.500 at an av erage dally wage of J1.S9; other sta tion men number 8.289 at an nver- nge daily wage of J1.72: the engine men number 3. 424. their scale being $4.09; there are 3.360 firemen, whose average daily wages are J2.54, and 2. 102 conductors, whose dally wages average J3.70; other trainmen number 5.372, their wage being J2.3S. while the average dally wages of 1.724 de spatches and telegraph operators are J2.30. The total gives an army corps of 30.209 railroad men employed on the steam linos of Michigan. The Electrio Roads. The report will show that the elec tric roads of the state have stock out standing to the par, value of J3S.C93. 100. Their dividends last year amount ed to JP0.901.79. In the Income state ments made, 12 roads show a surplus at the close of the year of J3.C32.30S.31 while seven others show a deficit of J2U.551.45. These roads had a pas senger revenue of J9.713.275.37, and total revenue from transportation of J10.500.523.44. The expenses of oper ation are placed at J5.500.755. 43. There are 7.153 employes on the electric lines of the state, Including 9S general ofTicers, 223 clerks; with 29 superintendents and 3.09S employes In the maintenance department and 47 superintendents and 3,718 employes In the transportation department. There are 1,726 jasscngcr cars and 541 other cars In use on these roads. Tring the year electric roads killed 43 persons and Injured 375. Five pas- rengers wer kllleil ami zn injureo, four employes were killed and 51 In jured. 1 V . 'v ' C tv. ". i X'; a) M,rs. Iirlllard Spencer and , her Newport home. New York, June 22. The annual exodus of .society ma Ids and matrons to Newport has commenced and with in a few weeks this popular resort will be In the midst of Its social su premacy? Ono of the well-known New York and Newport social queen is Mrs. Lorillard Spencer. Her beauti ful home, the Ca.stellux." at Hallidon hill, Is well known to Newport's four hundred. lUfore her marriage In 1H05 she wa.1 -Miss Mary Sands, tshe Is the daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederir T. Sands and her husband Is the .only son of Lorillard Spencer.' Sho is fond of out door sports and l nn accomplished linguist. She Is very stately and as a mmi w 1 3 society bud was one of the most popu lar and ought-after girls in the New port summer colony. Ahmeek and Allouez FENCE BUILT BY RAIBR0AD IS BONE OF CONTENTION AHMEEK AND ALLOUEZ BRIEFS. Charles Nelson, section boss for the Keweenaw Central Railroad company, swore out a complaint in Justice Weycker's court at Ahmeek yesterday against John Jeskilalnen of Mohawk on the charge of malicious destruction of property. The complaint was made by order of Superintendent Shields of the Keweenaw Central. It appears that some Mohawk resi dents are objecting to a fence enclos ing the railroad, making it necessary for people keeping cows in Mohawk Mining company's pasture to use a j gateway built by the railroad com pany. Tho opening has cattle guard.; on each side of the track. It Is said .me residents have recently broken down tho fence in various piacos u make openings for the convenience of each Individual. The company oo- Ject. Jeskilalnen lives In and conducts the candy store at the street car xta tloa. The regular opening for the cows I about 800 feet up from the station. Jeskilalnen claims this is out of the way and Inconvenient. So it Is sold, Jeskilalnen made nn opening In the fence directly In front of the tta- tlon. causing the issuance of the complain.". The case probably will come tip lor trial some tlmo this week but the date has not yet been set. The Houghton Knights of Columbus nre going to Calumet In a body to r'sht to attend the lecture to be given at the Sacred Heart auditorium by Trof. Monoghan of the Catholic unl- ersity at Washington. I. C. Additional Houghton on Pafl 4. WILL HAVE JUVENILE CHOIR. LEFT IN THE LURCH. Grace M. E. Church to Hive Young stars Singing in Church. The Grace M. E. church In Hough ton is going to try tho experiment of having a choir of about twenty voices m.ndft un f-ntlrelv of children. This was nnnouneed yesterday afternoon. together with the announcement that Miss Alice Camper, who has recently come to Houghton to teach music, will hereafter have charge of the music In the church. The first cession of the new choir will be held at the church next Satur day morning when all the young peo ple who would like to sing In the choir are asked to be nt the church for the purpose of practice. The Initial np pearnnce of the new singing organiza tion In the church will be a week from next Sunday, on which day they will lead In the congregational singing of the hymns nnd also, Miss Camper hopes, be ready to render an nntnem. The regular choir of the church will tako a vacation for the summer after next Sunday. Party of Surveyors in Predicament Because of Losing Their Horse. A party of surveyors wero left In the lurch while surveying In the vicin ity of Seneca lake yesterday by the wandering away of their horse. The surveyors had tied the horse and had given him a goodly share of oats to pacify any wandering instincts that might be lurking back of his apparent quiet disposition. Fvideiitly the oats were not to the creature's taste and af ter having partaken of about half of his meal ho broke awny and cantered up the road toward Calumet. One of the party walked to the town hall at Ahmeek and called up the livery stable for another horse, nnd it is said also gave vent to several Indignant com ments regarding the beautiful weather. It Is taken for granted that the bound ary makers arrived home behind n beast of quieter disposition. A daughter has been born to Mr. and Mrs. John (letchell of Allouez. Supt. M. Kldk-y of the Allouez mine Is back from his trip to Fngland, and was making his weekly calls yester day. A boy has been born to Mr. and Mrs. Itenson of Old Allouez. J. A. Hamilton of Ahmeek left Sun day night to take up his work of cen sus enumerating nt Isle Hoyale. Paul Plssottlno of Ahmeek has sold his property, consisting of a lot, to John Sandretto of the same place. Wainlo Ik Jlamlltoii. the firm having the contract for the building of tho proposed drainage system, hnve begun preliminary work and will put on n large force of men today. A Special Ahmeek council meeting will be held tonight to talk over mat ters pertaining to tho proposed drain age system. Mrp. Matt Mackl Is recovering from a recent severe illness. Messrs. l,angdon nnd Holmnn re turned this week from a search for speckled beauties In Torres lake and Trap Hock river. They carried home C3 fine trout nnd a large number of mosquito bites. The force of men that has been nt work In Ahmeek clearing nway the underbrush and stumps for the village park were laid off this week and the rest of the work of clearing will be done by volunteers from tho village. Many large brush heaps nre ready for bonfires. The park is being gradually put Into shape. A dancing party will bo given by the Ahmeek String band Saturday even Ing, June 25, In Lesh'a hall. AN ENJOYABLE (?) PICNIC CLERKS TAKE NOTICE. There will bo a meeting of Clerks Thursday evening. June 23rd, :.rt p. m., at A. O. H. hall, Hancock, to com plete arrangements to affiliate with the Central body of the A. V, of I The promoters of the organization are desirous of having nil clerks. Inter ested In early closing, to be present. 192 Committee WORK IS SATISFACTORY. Morris Kennel of Ahmeek received a communication yesterday from Su jiervl.-or IVnnetts of tho 12th district. Informing him that his work as cen sus enumerator had met with the ap proval of the census bureau. He will receive remuneration for his services direct from Washington In a short time. f fx . . . . r f 1 f ' w f 1' ' f W ! y. t - . zr s- "' -, . ' ,V ' ft ft Jit i vhjlRj .&2s r.'j "t-V-f UHih-f i ' l 1 ' ' V ' ;) Ji ,r ;iTr&g hiuus y i . " : v 1 15 Additional Local SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNICS. ARMORY BALL GAME TODAY. A game of armory ball will be play, ed this afternoon at Ahmeek -between the Ahmeek and the O. & If. mine of fice fe-rees. The C. A H. team, which has met defeat only once this season, defeated Ahmeek recently, the score being 10 to 8. At 11 meeting of the Sunday school teachers of the First rrerbjterlan church held last evening. It was de cided that the annual picnic would be held nt Crestvlew park of the Kewee naw Central about the latter part of July, probably on Thursday, July 2R The outing Vlll undoubtedly prove a pleasant one. The nnuual picnic of the laurlum M. V.. Sunday schools will be held on Saturday, June 25, at the F.loetrle park. Special cars will .leave tho bank corner In Ivuirlum nt 1:15 and 1:45 o'clock, nnd a faro of 15 cents for the round trip has been secured. Ico cream be served by The picnic held last Sunday In tho Media wk park was a very enjoyable affair. The merry making was finally stopped by Justice Weycker, who sent the dancers nnd all those In the net of quenching their thirst, to tho peace and quiet of their homes. There was also a girl In the case, It Is declared. At least one young man can show some facial disfigurements in evidence of tho fact. It Is said that Hn(1 rrfr0f,ime nta will jealousy caused the scrap In which t)lc Bcnooit the young man In question was drag ged by about seven or eight men from the park to the road and given a drub bing when Judge Weycke-r interf.red. He took charge of the young man and In the quiet retreat of the court room bound up his wounds. A representa tive of The News viewed the remains of the young man's shirt, which un doubtedly had bcM.n dyed In red wine. So other cause Is given for Its beau tiful reddish tint. iThe modern business man who ; achieves successes': avoids excesses : His tastes are mild :but positive and in the mild Robert i t- Burns he finds positive enjoyment. . 1 "Little Bobbie" is hasized Robert Burns therefore half the price. Same I tobacco same enjoyment. BEST &. RUSSELL CO., Distributors Chicago, III. ROOTS, HERBS AND BARKS. You can no doubt recall the collec tion rf rontu, herbs nnd barks your grandmother made every fall for the family medicine chest. It Is Interesting to note that the most successful remedy for female ills had Its origin more than 30 years ngo In one of these home medicine chests, and Lydla K. I'lnkham's Vegetable Compound Is made today In Immense quantities from those same roots and herbs with extreme accuracy, care and cleanliness. FINE REPORT PRESENTED. At a meeting of the directors of the Calumet Associated Charities held last evening, Miss Winnlfrcd Salisbury, secretary of the Calumet association, LET US BE YOUR PERFUMER -v We have Hudnut's, Vantine's, Palmer's and many, other Celebrated Perfumes and Toilet Waters. METROPOLITAN PHARMACY CALUMET DRUO COMPANY CORNER OAK AND FIFTH STREETS presented her report of the proceed ings nt the National Charities and Corrections convention conducted at Ht. Louis last month. The report In dicated that considerable progress has been made along all lines and plans were laid for extending tho work In every direction. It Is expected that a state meeting will be held during the fall months at which lime the Michigan workers will prepare plans for future progress. Miss Salisbury's report was a very comprehensive one and very In teresting to 'the" directors of the asso ciation and others Interested loeally. Hay'sEtoir-lJoalth Never rail t VltZZ Natural Ciar .ad Beauty. W ' , . nut, and p.wiliTlf rfmof n1,r1ulU '' : liottM by Msit or st lw": fKCU Sonet lite lor Lnr MP