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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 1910.
THE CALUMET NEWS.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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