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So Can you attend to mora bueineitT If to, lot Tha Newe carry your ads. It raachaa tha paoplo that make busi nosa. Can you attend to mora business? If ao, lat Tha News carry your ad a. It raachaa tho paopta that maka buai nasi. I ' ' VOL XIX CALUMET, HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1910. NO 193. TERMINALS ARE OVER-BURDENED SPECIAL SAFE COMPUTED NAVAL PROBLEM COMMERCE COURT TO BE COM NEGAUNEE HAN GUARDS HIS PROPERTY WITH WINCHESTER ROUNDING UP FOB STORING OF RADIUM POSED OF MEN WHO HAVE MADE WORRIES JAPS A LIFE STUDY OF THIS WORK Most Precious of All Substances Resects the Efforts of the South Shore Railroad to Touch His Domicile. - Known to Science Can Now Be Protected. James J. Hill Declares Lack of Traffic Facilities is Menace to the Trade. CORPORATIONS Those Which Went Out of Basin ' ess After April 1 Still Li able to Tax. NEW ORGANIZATION PLANNED Question of Maintaining Its Sea Strength Promises New Political Issue. SECURE FROM INSIDE AND OUT WARNS CONSTRUCTION GANG MILLERS HOLD CONVENTION Prominant Railroad Man Thinks Ter minsls Should ba Enlarged to Af ford Temporary Relif--Iaad just Distributing Business. Minneapolis, iMinn., June 23. A con vention with over 700 delegates from nil parts of the United Stated and from several foreign countries repre senting more Invested capital, prob ably, than nny other convention ever held In Minneapolis, la the annual meeting of the Millers' National Fed eration, which opened here today with headquarters ut the West Hotel. The sessions will continue three days, during which time numerous qucs tlohs of Interest and importance to the milling fraternity will be dis cussed Iiondon. Juno 23. A Hafe, tho first of Its kind constructed, has Just 'been completed for the Hiilish Iladium cor poration. It was specially constructed from the design of the technical advis ers of the corporation for the Btorage and protection of nullum, and though only about three feet In height, it weighs a ton and a half. Experlints made by experts prov ed that practically the only metal which would withstand the great pen etrating power of radium emanations was had, but as this was not at the same time burglar-proof tho safe was constructed with an Interior shell of three-Inch lead and an outer casement of a similar thickness of steel. Another difficulty was the fitting of the door to prevent the escape of any ray of light. This was secured by con structing a clrculai lathe-turned door whl' h has a 'Vend" fit, and has an In genious contrivance for Immediately PRESENT PLANS SUFFICIENT A paper by James J. Hill, read at mno,1'inK anv wear and tear caused the convention of the Millers, was a feature. In part It was as follows: "One fact, It seems to mo, should give you more concern than almost any other, because you have already felt its effects and because It looks large and dangerous. This Is the pressure upon existing terminal fa cilities. It Is a future menace and n present handicap. You have felt, anil will continue to feel, the partial em bargo that traffic conditions have placed upon all the business of the country; upon yourg perhaps a seri ously as any other. The milling In terest of the entire country, except where it serves a purely local de mand Is feeling tho pinch of the trans portation situation and will in the fu ture fed It more severely. Tho growth of the country In population, in production, In transportation busi ness has been marked. There has not been a corresponding growth In tho facilities for transportation. 'For months- past it has been Im possible to get freight shipments de livered, promptly If these have to be transferred at nny of the central mar kets or principal terminal points. The flood of business that roso to such dangerous height In 1907 Is piling up again, with the additions made by na tional growth since then. The future will add In Increasing ratio to these difficulties as well as to the losses they Involve. The only probable relief from the pressure upon our transpor tation agencies, nnd especially ujon terminals, where the greatest difficulty exists, is the decline of our export trade. The demand of the home con sumer Is lessening the volume of our report of foodstuffs, and will effect similarly some other Items on the list, liut this change will bring relief to the carrier only In so far as export terminals aro concerned. "An enormous volume of new traffic Is being developed fcy the Industrial ad vance of the country between the Mississippi river nnd the Pad He coast. 'All of this must Peek its mar ket; and much of It will be added to the total that already o. r-mi.u our terminals. "In the great markets or e eastern half of the country, in New York. Cleveland, liuffalo, Chicago, the crisis has already arrived. Traffic growtn and terminal congestion are applying the brakes to business .progress. This means trouble for the whole country. It is no more disastrous to have the hanks close their doors than to have the railroad choked. The Interest which you represent must suffer with the other, and therefor It should be taking thought with others for the fu ture. For the same cause will work out the same effects in the west. "Whnf U the remedy? Of course. there Is none cut and dried, complete nmi Motive, for an evil that has been grow-In for so long a time, and which i,,.ioi,.nin thus far has tended io in tenslfy rather than to diminish. The best that can be done Is to offer sug croatinni fr.f tentative and partial re lief, and then to engage tne oisi thought and effort for the whole coun try, especially of business men and associations such as yours, i" n fort to lessen the tension that now strangles trade. Whcre terminal j can he enlarged without Incurring pro hibitive indebtedness, that, of course, as the natural remedy. Existing fa cilities also may be made more effective "Decentralization of traffic terminals f,frr- n. nnrtinl cure, partially oni, however, because It Is applicable only to a portion of the business to be done, finm of the throush business of the . ,iivrtP1 to other vouiiwy van i Points than those where It now col th .rnt central market can not be destroyed nor the bulk of their tiiiainrtaa nfToMeil. "There Is, however, a considerable element In our traffic aggregate, which i, ,iMii!itlon. Take n III)11IM9 " . " Vniir nu-n InAiiatrv for example, be cause both your raw material and your product are bulky and heavy ar ticles, vmi nro. nerhans. more interim. ed than others, since you are most likely to suffer from terminal congej by opening ond shutting the door. Still another safeguard had to be taken to prevent lo.s of emanations when the door Is opened. To meet this condition two valves were fixed Into the door, through which tubes of mer cury are passed for the collection and storage of emanations. Owing to tho extreme scarcity of radium and the demand far exceeding the supply, the price quoted has reached $100 a milli gramme or something like $3,000,000 an ounce. Outlook for Future, However, Espe cially After 1911 is Disquieting and Legislation Will ba Necessary. PRESIDENT TAFT'S PLANS. He Intends-to Remain in Washington . ' Until July 3. Washington, June 23. (While many Republican leaders thought today that the adjournment of Congress would take place by Thursday, and not later than Saturday, President Taft himself will not be disappointed if the date is as late as the 30th. The president will remain In Washington threo or four days after adjournment to see and talk with republicans who have not had as much of his time as they wished on political matters In their respective utates. He may be here until July 3, but he has an engagement at Cam bridge, Mass., July 4. and will not re turn here offer that If he can help It. The president will make some ap pointments before leaving, but the Im portant appointments provided In some of the bills that have become laws and will become laws will go over until next fall. The president, for Instance, will probably not appoint the Judges of the Commerce Court provided for In the railroad bill, which the Chief Ex ecutive signed Saturday night, until next December. His policy Is not to make Judicial appointment until Con press is In session to act, so that the Judges or Justices can assume their duties without quibble or question. Mich as might arise from a between sesslon appointment. If Jusllce Moody retires from the Supreme court, as he Is expected to do If the special retirement bill goes through congress, his successor will not be named until next December. which makes It certain that the To bacco Trust and Standard Oil cases must be settled by a bench of eight and not the full bench of nine, as had been hoped. These cases have been set for argument next November. The rivers and harbors bill Is upon the presidents' desk ready for signa ture, nnd he wants to go over It before appending his signature. The presi dent signed the railroad bill without feadlnir It over. Ho was, however, fully Informed ns to Its contents and felt sure that a measure which had been so closely scrutinized as this, would have no serious errors or Jokers, tlon. It is worth while to consider whether u considerable share of yout distributing business could not be re adjusted. If orders went direct to the .,,111.1 from the smaller cities anu towns, and shipments were made dl rect to them, Instead of being con signed to central agencies, and thence transferred to buyers, it would make less business for terminals. Hy such n t.rocess of decentralisation, adopted by buslenss generally, mucn rn m lobt bo obtained. The problem of terminals is me .,,tt nroblem of the country, the ... . problem of transportation agem.. " financiers of the communities directly nfr.-otcd and of all the Industries that depend directly or Indirecuy u "" ,i n..pdv carriage for the m.nlltles which tney nuy .. It Is a problem for everybody, since probably not one business man In the whole country would fall to fed the , rfpct. If it were to be neg lected for the next five years as It ha. Z he last ten. and to blight every form of activity by paralyzing W" ' .uJ .... of the convention But . .. ..... majority of tho dele 1! win have by special train fo " . ..V. excursion ir'u" Toklo, June 23. The question of maintaining the navy at an adequate standard of strength Is iwglnnlng to occupy public, attention in Japan and will certainly become one of the po litical Issues of the near future. Dur Ing tho past seven years the country. has not tieen required to make any special provision for this purpose. In the year 1903, that Is to say, tho year before tho war, the Diet was Invited and It agreed to Indorse what was culled the "third program of naval ex pansion." This program provided for three new battleships and two armor ed cruisers, at a total outlay of $50,- 000,000, the work to be completed by 1911, a date which was subsequently extended to 1916. Some smaller craft were Included, but fighting ships of the first line are alone considered here. Under the program one battle ship and one armored cruiser remain to be built, and two battleships and one cruiser have already been added to the navy. Tho carrying out of this "third program" marked the epoch when Japan ceased to go abroad for war vesels. The battleships Katorl and Kaahlma. both obtained In Eng land, were the last procured. " Since then she has built In her own dock yards. Plans Sufficient for Present. Evidently in the normal course of events suich a program would not Tiave sufficed as representing the work of thirteen years. But the government took a wise step. Out of the emer gency funds raised for the purposes of the Avar, it appropriated a sum of $100,000,000 to "supplementing and Im plementing" the navy. The Diet waw not consulted about this matter; nor was there any occasion to consult It. the measure being essentially a part of the operations of war. The sup plementing and Implementing pro grams provided for the construction of four battleships nnd three cruisers. The sum of the matter Is that be tween 1903-1916 Japan's fleet Is to be augmented by seven battleships and seven armored cruisers, of which there remain to be (constructed three of the former and three of the latter, the to- tal expenditure on the whoU program being $ir.0,000,000. which is entirely provided for already. Between 1911 and 1920 ten Japanese battleships nnd ten armored crullers 111 become obsolete. Thus the out look for Japan Is very disquieting, and It Is plain that she must lose no time In making recuperative provision. Tne Idea appears to be that she ishould as- ure herself of competence to encoun ter anv force which nny foreign state, England excluded, will be capable of naming In Far Eastern waters ten years hence, and for the purposes of that calculation she assumes tfhat. in iew of the Baltic squadron's feat, a European power must be regarded a ble to send virtually the whole of Its nr.vy to the Orient. 1 : w -v. 11 - i II th Yellowstone an Turk. Four men who may be named aa membere of commerce court.. Knapp likely to be chief justice. J railroad rate bill which bears his name ind Is regarded as an expert on Inter state commerce law; C. A. Severance )f Minnesota and Frank H. Kellogg of Minnesota are also looked upon as likely timber for the new court. Ac cording to the bill which authorized, he creation of the court, It will coit lst of five members to be appointed by the president, no two of them to So appointed from the same Ji rlsdic tion district. This court Is to make final decisions !n regard to matters of interstate com merce and will be one of the most lm portant steps taken under the Taft administration to insure prompt and careful attention to all matters per taining t' interstate commerce. Washington, D. C. June 23. The personel of the new commerce court created by tho railroad bill Just pass ed, is causing much speculation. The appointments will not be made until December. Martin A. Knapp of New York, who has made a study of Interstate com merce and Is at present chairman of the interstate commerce commissi"-. will without doubt be appointed ns hlef justice of the new court. Other names suggested as likely as sociate Justices are Wade II. Ellis or Ohio, at present in charge of repub lican politics In Ohio us chairman oi the state committee; James S. Har- of Illinois, son of Justice Harlan of the supremo court; William V. ilep- CANNOT ADAPT CENTRAL BANK Conditions in This Country Not Favorable to Establishment Says Dawer. GET CHARLTON: HE CONFESSES Hoboken Police Arrest Fugitive and He Admits Murdering His Wife. Negaunee, Mich., June 23. Samuel Collins, Sr., 80, and his son of the same name, take turns about at sit ting at the rear of their little house, where the elder Collins lives with his family us a retired farmer. Armed with a Winchester repeating rifle their object la to prevent the D., S. ti. & A. railway construction gang from put ting In new trucks and straightening the lino preparatory to building a $35.- 000 union depot. The place has been guarded night and day for several days. The railroad compuny, backed by the Cleveland-Cliffs Mining Co., has placed one end of a switch tio under his house, but he has objected to the plucing of the rails.-' He has warned the men with threat of "filling them with lead." Collins has. been in cou't several times in connection with the efforts of railroads and mining companies to obv tain his property for Improvements. The old man has lived In the same house 30 years and has refused all of fers to purchase. He has land near the Muss mine that he also refuses to part with. The Cleveland Cliffs Mining Co. has been trying to get this land for Borne time. The sheriff has been sent for from Marquette and he expects trouble when he arrives. - WILL PAY DEATH PENALTY. BIG RING CONTEST OPENS. Five Calumet Ladies Nominated for Queen of Minora' Picnic. The diamond ring contest which Is to determine the queen of the picnic o he conducted by the C. & TI. miners nt the Calumet & Hecla park next month was started today, the following five young ladles having been nominal ed for this honor: Miss Kate I.lsowe r.oo votes Miss Oertrude Rlcnaros "-- Miss Mamie Kaiser zr.uvow. Miss Celestlne Mevvar juuvoita . ... Oflrt Miss Adeline Loeaiein vtln nlaces have been estaniwneu at Harper and Thomas' store, James iiuimr and Co.. Levlne jeweiry. Class Hlock store. Itarsottl Dros. and the Superior Pharmacy of Laurlum. A general meeting of all committees will be held waturuay ann... which time details of the picnic will be discussed. rsood nrogrws 1 belli macie win. tlie effort to bring a team of Hutte miners to Calumet to compete with the C. & H. miners In a hammer ana drill contest. FUN FOR YANKEE MIDDIES. London Prepares for Entertainment of Midshipmen From Annapolis. Tendon. June 23. Great prepara tions have been mane ror me nun- tninment of the 500 Annapolis miusnip mn who are due to arrive at Tlymouth today on the battleships Iowa. Indiana nnd Massachusetts. As the midship men are to be given shore leave during their week's stay nt Tlymouth it is ex- nocted they will run up to Imion where several features of entertain ment are to be provided for them. On June 30 they will sail from Plymouth foj Marseilles and Gibraltar. Decatur. 111.. June 23. Former Comp troller of tho Currency Dawer today Hddressed the Illinois Hankers associa tion. He maintained a Central bank could not be successfully adapd to nr present Independent banking sys tem, although recognizing the great economic advantages enjoyed by Euro pean countries under the central bank plan. He found many objections, from his point of view, to such nn institu tion, the principal one being the possi bility of legislative or demagogic at tack. He claims such nn attack upon institutions carrying Immense depos its as a central bank would be likely to seriously affect the entire banking system of the country. "High Cost of Living." St. rani. Minn.. June 23. President New York. June 23. Porter Charl ton, husband of the woman whose body was found in a trunk at Lake Como, Italy, arrived here on a German liner at Hoboken today, and was arrested. He gave his name as Charles W. Cole man, but the Hoboken police say that at the station he broke down and ad mitted he was Charlton. Captain Scott, brother of Mrs. Charl ton, was summoned w hen Charlton was arrested. He took one glance at the prisoner and said the man was Charl ton. Later Charlton confessed to the mur der In a signed statement. ADDRESS BY WICKERSHAM. Drown of "the Ne'w York Central rail- Attorney General of U. S. to Speak road snoke before the Mlnesota Dank ers' association today, on tho "high cost of living" He argued that with an Increase In the supply of gold every thing measured by and paid for with that metal Is Invariably enhanced in value, and that for this reason the pay nt labor has advanced In ratio with the increase In the cost of things laDor must buy. While he favored a strong nav. Tr-n would like to see the cost of one battleship, (about $10,000,000) devoted to the work of Improved, intelligent agriculture. "What one battleship costs, ne s.no, ...M Mtubllsh two splendid ngrlcul- ture experiment or '""" farms In every state In the union; nna I will guarantee If this Is done and the Intdlleertly and energeucauy carried on. that ns a result of It. the value of the increased product of the nation's farms will, within ten year-. tr nvorv battleship of DUy nno y-y every navy that floats on the salt water today. "Unless we can increase tne I'n-u.i per acre of the farms of this country, the most serious danger which we have to fear will be from within nnd not from without, a danger against which battleships would be of little use." NEW GRAND JURY ORDERED. Chicago. 111.. June 23.-Tndge Iin dK of the 1'nttcd States district curt here today, sustained the demurrers of the so-called beef trust to the In djctmrnt charging a combination in the restraint 'f trade. A new grand Jury win ordered to renew the Investi gation of the packing companies. Before Members of Illinois Bar. Chicago. June 23. Reform In court procedure Is to be the principal topic of discussion at the thirty-fourth an nual nueting of the Illinois State Par association, which began Its sessions at the Hotel LaSalle today with a large attendance of prominent lawyers and Jurists. George W. Wiekersham, attorm-y-general of the United States, will address the association tomorrow morning on the subject of "Federal Control of Stock and Pond Isues bj interstate Carriers." In addition to Attorney General Wiekersham. the scheduled speakers Include Justices of the supreme court from Michigan, In dlana. Iowa. Wisconsin, Missouri, Ken tucky nnd Illinois. Georgia Man Faces Death on Gallows for Triple Murder. Savannah, Ga., June 23. Unless saved by legal formalities, J. C. Hunter will die on the gallows in the Chatham county Jail tomorrow for the murder of his wife, Mrs. Maggie Hunter, and aged Mrs. Kliza Gribble and her daugh ter, Mrs: Carrie Ohlander. The murders were committed In the Hunter home In the heart of the city last December and were among the most brutaL In the. criminal annals of Siiviinna.h.1 It was ', at first suspected ; that the crimes had been committed by a negro und for a time there were fears of a bloody race riot.' Within a few hours after the discovery of the triple murder the police raided the ne gro districts of the city and more than ir0 negroes were taken into custody on suspicion. Within a few days, how ever, the charge was fastened upon Hunter, the husband of one of the vic tims. Evidence was brought to light that he had quarreled with his wife and id separated from her on account of her alleged unfaithfulness. This, It Is believe!, furnished the motive for the crimes. On the afternoon of December 10 the attention of a passing patrolman was attracted to the house by hearing moans from within. A ghastly specta- le met the officer's eyes when he forced an entrance to the house. Sprawled hideously about the hall and rooms t)f their home, Mrs. Eliza Grib ble, aged 70 years, and her daughter, Mrs. Ohlander, were found dead, while nearby lay Mrs. Hunter, dying, with her skull beaten in. A bloody ax on the floor showed how the women had come to their deaths. The murders were most brutal. Mrs. Gribble was killed as she sat In her easy chair reading. , Her gray hair was blood-clotted where the ax crushed her skull, peside her body on the floor were her newspaper and her spectacles. One blow, or two at the most sufficed to end her life. Mrs. Ohlander had been killed evidently while she was attempting to defend her mother, and Mrs. Hunter, whose body wns found near the door, had probably been struck down as she attempted to es cape from the house. Division o Corporations Will ba Or qanized to Deal With Large Busi ness Interesta and Enforce Corporation Law. Washington, D. C, June 23. He ginning July 1, conforming with tha law, there will be organized a division of corporations In tho office x of tho commissioner of internal revenue. While it will deal with very large business Interests, the new division will be numerically small, consisting not more than a chief, a dozen clerk and a messenger. Their work .will p hat of classifying, Indexing, exhibit- , Jng and caring for returns f corpora tions which are liable to a tax of one per cent on their net incomes. ! Agents of the bureau are now round ing up delinquent corporations which failed to make returns as required toy law. Most of them are organizations which went out of business after tha law became operative. This did not save them, however, from complying with the law as the attorney-general decided auch as were in existence when the law became effectice were amenable to Its provisions. 1 Then there were several hundred corporations which failed to make re turns April 1. Some of them are of the larger concerns. These are sub ject to severe penalties. Today's treasury statement- show more- than $2,000,000 has been paid on account of the corporation tax. SUIT INVOLVES MILLIONS. THE LATEST PUELIC MAN TO UrCLARE HIM, :tir AN INSURGENT 13 HI3 liOItOK 7nE MAYOR OF SAN TKAB CISCO IN the JErr- RU3 -JOHNSON FIGHT. Ht 13 ONtCT THE MILITAHT INSUR GENT 3 I 1 PROBABLY SHOWERS TO NIGHT OR FRI DAY. Temperatures: Midnight 75 3 a. m 65 6 a. m 65 9 a. m. 63 Noon 74 Hinheit yatter day 93 Conspiracy Relating . to Option en Railroad Lands Alleged.. Victoria. H. C, . June 23. WJtat , promises 'to be the most sensational lawsuit in the history of Brltltsh Co- , lumbla came' up for trial today. .The action Is. that brought by Henry .Croft and others against IloruJames Duns- mulr. the late premier, and other heirs of the celebrated Dunsmulr estate. which acquired millions by the devel- . opment of coal lands on the , Pacific . coast. The plaintiffs in the suit claim $4.- 600,000 for alleged conspiracy respect ing an option on lands in the Esqul mault and Kanalmo railroad belt The defendants are owners of lands on the Cranberry strawberry and oyjter dis tricts. The plaintiffs claim that they obtained options on this land, com menced their development as coal mines, and negotiated for the sale of their rights. . They allege that the defendants conspired as to the granting of a sec ond option in order to cloud their reg istration of the first option. In an effort to prevent competition In the coal pro ducing business, which they claim the defendants have monopolized. VISITING COPPER COUNTRY. GREECE MAKES AMENDS. Puckarest, Rumania, June 23. The Grecian government has granted the demands of the Rumania foreign office In satisfaction of a recent Incident at Piraeus, when a Greek mob attacked a Rumanian mall steamer. Rumania de manded official apologies, a monetary compensation nnd the dismissal of the perfect o ftho port of Piraeus. Greece was given eight days In which to comply with the terms of the ultl ma turn. Eastern Mining Experts Are Spending Short Time Hera. Dr. Robert H. Richards of the Mas sachusetts Institute of technology, Is visiting the copper country In company with Trof. Pugbee, and Mr. Haj'ward, two of the teachers In that Institution and eight of the students. Dr. Rich ards is the author of a four volume treatise on ore dressing and of a text book on tho subject. He has been In- ited by the faculty of the Michigan college of mines to give a talk upon some of his latest investigations Into he principles of ore dressing. The lecture will be given at the lecture room In the mining Institute building t the college, next Monday evening at p. m. and all who are interested In the study of milling problems are cor dially Invited to "attend. The lecture will be fully illustrated with lantern tides. SEND MEASURE TO CONFERENCE Washington, 1. C, June 23. The House today non-concurred with the Senate amendments to the public building bill and sent the measure to conference. The conference report on overtime claims of letter carriers, al lowing certain claims barred by the statute of limitations, wais adopted by the House today. AVIATOR CODY BADLY HURT. Indon. June 23. Captain F. P Cody, aviator, while making a flight a Aldershot today, fell from a height o one hundred feet nnd was gravely In Jnred. His aeroplane was caught In a gust of w ind and becoming unmanage able plunged to the ground. Cody wn pinned beneath the wreckage of hi machine and rendered Insensible. PYTHIAN INSURANCE DEPT. H. O. Parr of Grand Rapid., dis trict manager of the insurance de- artmcnt of the Knights of Tythlas arrived In Calumet at noon today to visit with the local members of the o'der. Mr. Parr will he the guest of he rr.ember of Charity Lodgo, Knights of Pythias, at frelr meeting this evening and will talk to the mem bers on the work of his department. BOWEN-6TEVENS WEDDING. New York, June 2S. The last of the notable town weddings of the present season took place this afternoon In old St. Mark's church, the bride being Miss Elizabeth Wlnthrop Steven, the only daughter of MY. . and Ms. Ledyard Stevens and the bridegroom John De Koven powen, son of Mr. and 'Mrs. Joseph TUton powen of Chicago. TWO MEN ARE HANGED. Norrlstown. Pa.. June 23. Nick Ma rlnge nnd Frank Chlcarlne were hanged here today on the same gallows for th murder In August. 1109. of George A. Johnson. Robbery was the motive.