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Family Secrste Expoaed! Without THE CALUMET NEWS Doings of tho Van Loons. Calumet's Homo Paper. A now feature See page 7. VOL XX CALUMET HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY AFTERNOON JANUARY. 28 , 191 1 NO. 75 Ho Evening Complete GOVERNOR IS AGAINST THE TONNAGE TAX Wants to Adhere to Principles of Ad Valorem System, But De sires Taxation Problem Looked Into TRUCE WITH SENATE LEADERS 'Danito Gontrala and Executive Bury Hatchet and Gat Together on Legislation. Extra Satslon it Probabla. Lansing, Mich., Jan. 28. The hatchet has been burled and Governor Otthnrn anil tlio senate are now work ing In utmost hnrmony to bring about legislation In tho Important things be f,.re the legislature. The governor Invited Into his office Senators "White, Newton, "Wat Wins, Morlarty and several others. The first three were the big chiefs of the "Dan ites." They were greeted In a most friendly fashion and came out smil ing and declnrlng they were with tho governor to put through tho con templated Important legislation! "I want to say to you gentlemen," paid the governor, "that I respect each one of you. I believe you were honest in your opinion, though It differed from mine, and I admire the man who ran come to me and tell me Just where ho stands and why, even If he bo op posed to my views. Rut I want him to stand there. It Is the man upon whom you can not put your finger that I have no use for." May Bo an Extra Session. The conference was a most Impor tant one am? may result in an extra session of the legislature to be called a year hence. The great topic of dis cussion was taxation. The governor in anxious to see the taxation system of Michigan gone Into in a scientific manner, and revised according to the findings of a commission which shall he given time and money and power to make a careful study of the tax ation problems which confront the state. This plan Is ngreed to by. the sen ators who were present; the only dif ference being that the governor hopes to see the commission complete its work and report In time for the pres ent legislature to act' while Senator White and others think It better to give the commission more time and perhaps call a special session for next year, when only the taxation system and possibly the employers' liability legislation will be considered, for this latter is Just as grave a problem ns taxation. Opposes Tonnage Tax. This the governor made plain. He Is not for a tonnage tax on ores. He wants to adhere to the principles of the advalorum tax but he wants the problem Investigated with such care as to show how It will be possible for tho state to get as much from the mines proportionately as from other property. Therefore he wants the com mission to make the study. The meeting was of the utmost har mony, and the senators prerT.t are In full accord with tho govcrno. desire to appoint the commission Pi. soon as possible and let It get to work. The question of when It shall report Is of minor consequence and the gov ernor will doubtless bo willing that a special session should bo called a year hence to consider the taxation ques tion when It will have the full report of the commission beforo It and have nothing rise to consider, that, In his opinion, being sufficient business. IN MEMORY OF McKINLEY. Carnation Day to bo Generally Ob served in U. S. Tomorrow. Washington, I). C, Jan. 28. Tho birthday anniversary of the late Pres ident McKlnley Is to be celebrated by the Ohio State Society with a banquet at the New Wlllard Hotel Monday night which Is expected to bo one of the most notable affairs of Its kind riven In the national capital this win ter. The main speakers of the evening will be men who have worked with or tmder Mr. McKlnley during his life In the White House. President Taft will head tho list and the others will In clude Secretary of State Knox, Secre tary of Agriculture Wilson, Justice I'ay and Senator. Dick. NINETY-FIFTH TO MANILA. Coat Artillery Corps Leaves En Route For Philippines. New York. Jan. 28. The Ninety-fifth Company, Coast Artillery Corn. in rliargft of Captain Prentice, will leave ',frt Hancock tomorrow for San Fran ctseo, f n route to the Philippines. The 'mpnny in to be part of the garrison 'f Corrlgedor Island, In the bay of Manlla, and will 'relieve the Fifty-fifth r"mpany. which has been In the Phil ippines two years and Is now Scheduled l return to the United States. A friend In need Is also a bore In eedif he be of the borrowing kind. MISSOURI MURDER TRIAL. Hezekiah Rascoa Charged With Mur der of Hubbell Family. Maryvllle, Mo., Jan. 28. The case of Hezekiah Rascoe. charged -with the murder of the Hubbell family, will be vailed for trial Monday before Judge W. C. Ellison, who, by a peculiar coin cidence, defended Rascoe a number of years ago when he waa tried for the murder of Mrs. Kate Raumll. The murder of the Hubbell family occurred on the night of November 20 last and waa one of the most atrocious Crimea ever committed In Missouri. The vlctlma were Oda Hubbell, a far mer, and hla wife and two children. The family lived on a farm near the village of Rurnard. On the. night of the tragedy neighbors heard shots at the Hubbell home and soon afterward It waa discovered that the house was burning. When the flames had been extinguished the searching parties found the charred remains of the two children In their beds where it was evident they had been killed while sleeping. Hubbell'a body waa found on the floor In an adjoining room, and hla wife's body was In bed where she probably had been shot without warn ing. Indications pointed to a probable struggle between Hubbell and the murderer. Bloodhounds were rushed to the acene of the quadruple murder. They followed the tlall to the home of Heze klah Rascoe and entered his room, where aome of hla garments were found with blood stains on them. Ras coe waa arrest el and hurried to St. Joseph for Bafe keeping. He denied all knowledge of the crime. His previous record la very damaging. Though scarcely thirty years of ago he has served ten years In the penitentiary, for the murder of Mrs. Raumll, a far mer's wife whom he murdered In her home near Arkoe, after attempting to assault her. SCHENK JUROR BOYCOTTED. Court Will Take Steps to Punish Thoee Bitter Against Him. Wheeling, W. Va., Jan. 28. Mrs. Schenk was this morning released on her own recognizance Divorce pa pers were served on her In court. When court convened today Prosecu tor Ilandland stated he had read In the newspapers that Isaac Heyman, a Juror, who had voted against the ac quittal of 'Mrs. iSchcnk, had been boy cotted "by the trades people of Wheel ing and hissed by his neighbors. He asked tlie court to uso his power of contempt and scored the Jury for giv ing out Heyman's name as the dis senting Juror. Judge Jordan wanted sjMx-iflc cases and stated that when the grand Jury met the first Monday in March the matter would Ibe brought to Its attention. Counter Suit For Divorce. In the papers of tho divorce action filed by her husbnnd it was stated ap plication will be made February 4th for an Injunction to restrain Mrs. Schenk from communicating with or harassing her husband, or from Inter fering in any way with her children, Virginia and Robert Schenk, or. from entering their house on the Island. The amount of alimony also will be argued nt that time. A counter suit for divorce Is being prepared by Mrs. Schcnk's counsel and the papers. It Is said, will be served early next week. Since Schenk has neglected to announce he would not be resMinslble for the debts contracted by his wife it Is held he will be called upon to pay the costs of the late trial, about 1100,000. MANY BIRTHS REPORTED. Sixty-Three In Calumet Township So Far This Month. A total of sixty-three births havo Ixen reported to Township Clerk t'eorgo Martin, as having occurred In Calumet township so far this month. The monthly returns will not tbo sub mitted to tho state department until Feb. 4. Tho following births were reported this morning: Son. to l.Mr. and iMr3. Peter Harmala of Osceola. Son, to Mr. and M.rs. Peter Rako- nen of Wolverine. Daughter, to -Mr. and Mrs. Matt Ko- bey of Lake View. Daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Petersen of Kearsarge. Daughter, to .Mr. and tMxs. John Husband of Kearsarge. Daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Matt Hll tunen of Kearsarge. iSon. to Mr. and Mrs. John Ulcr of Third street. Rlue Jacket. Son, to Mr. and ..MI-s. John Loreni Franzkoviack f Rockland street, C. & H. location. SHOOTS HIMSELF IN CHEEK. Crazed from drink and nervous from the loss of sleep, Dave Curtley, bar tender at the Trcmont House, tfault Ste. Marie, put a revolver In jhM mouth, passed it carefully .between his teeth so as to not dislodge those mem bers and pulled the trigger. The bul let passed through his left cheek. Whether he Intended suicide or wished to create a sensation Is Mill a ques tion. He Is at present In the hospital and w ill recover. Curtley has been tending bar In the Tremont the past three years, and as far tin can be learned has been a quiet ar.d unas suming fellow. He has lived at the Soo tho pat ten years. GARTER LODGES PROTEST WITH SUBLIME PORTE Registers Complaint Against As sault and Indignities to the American Consular Representatives. TO PROTECT AMERICAN RIGHTS Minister Plenipotentiary to Constant! nople Resigns Post TodayRe ceives Assurances of Action From Turkey. Constantinople, Jan. 28. J. Rldgely Carter, who Iw. been plated at the head of tho American embassy with the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary, pending the appointment of a success or to Ambassador &tarus, resigned to day, and Dodged a protest with the Porte against the assault and Indigni ties to which the American consular representatives at Rerlut and Alcxan dretta were recently subjected. It aipears, a sergeant Instigated a rmutlny among fifty Turkish ooldler3 who were 'being transiorted on the steamer New Jersey. Wihoh that ves sel reached Alexandrettu, she was fly ing tho American flag and tho Ameri can consular agent, Perlstlany, went niboard to Investigate. There he was set upon (by the soldiers and driven from the ship. During the attack his hand vu cut and his coats torn off. The ixillce arrested some of tho sol dlera but the captain of the New Jer sey refused to surrender the sergeant, the ring-leader. The vessel proceed l subsequently to Smyrnla, where Its second mate was arrested. At this stago of the quarrel, Ameri can Consul General Harris took a hand, with the result that he was roundly abused by tho warring fac tions. However, he brought about the arrest of the sergeant. When the newj of the trouble reached Salonlkl the shipping men declared a 'boycott against tho owners of the New Jersey. Acting upon udvicos, tho American embassy here promptly took the mat ter up with tho Turkish 'government and In addition to protesting aralnst tho lll-tveatment of Peristlany and Harris, made representations regard ing thc boycott at Salonlkl, and later the embassy received assurances that adequate measures to stamp" out the boycott had been taken. WEALTHY MEN TO PRISON. Five Enter Feceral Penitentiary to Serve Sentences for Peonage. Atlanta, Ga,, Jan. 28. tFive wealthy southern lumbermen enter the federal prison here today to serve sentences for peonage. They are W S. Harlan. Robert Gallagher, Dr. W. E. Grace, C. O. Hilton and II S. Hugglns, all of Lockhard, Ala. Harlan and Gallagher will each Bcrve eighteen months and pay lines of ft.OOO. The three others will serve thirteen months and. pay $1,000 each. Their cases were tho first to originate In the south and the prosecution was vigorously pushed by the department of Justice. The case was twice taken before President Taft In the hopes he would sign pardons. GIRL HELD FOR RANSOM. Seven Thousand Dollars Demanded of Relatives of Dorothy Arnold. New York. N. Y., Jan. 128. A de mand for $7,000 ransom for Miss Ar nold, a. wealthy girl, missing for sev eral days, and an Intimation Arnold's home may ibo blown up, are contained In a letter made public today. Tho letter says the girl Is In good hands, warns her relatives not to put detec tives on the trail, and tells them that they will receive n "neat package with Konu of Dorothy's curls In It." The state of Texas may bo relied uion for quite a formidable fuel sup ply from the figures of the coal re sources of that state complied by W. D. Philips, director of economic ge ology of the state university. There remains 31,000,000,000 tons, and since the beginning of operations In 1884 20.000.000 tons have been removed. Of the existing' beds 8,000.000,000 tons are bltumiuous and 23,000,000,000 lignite. The workable coal area consists of 10, 000 square miles. LOCAL BREVITIES. Mrs. James Williamson nnd daugh ter left yesterday afternoon for Dav enport, la. James MaeHardy, the Seventh street blacksmith, has completed the ibulld Ing of a sleigh for the Standard Oil company, lit Is an excellent piece of work and reflects credit on Mr. Mac Hardy and his employes. John Rurder of the Carlton Hard ware cf mpany. has gone to Ishpcming on a short visit. Mrs. N. LurLe and son, Oursle, ar rived home yesterday from Des Moines la., where they have been spending several weeks visiting relatives. If. P. Claussen, local agent for the Studemaker and other automifldlcs, left yesterday for Milwaukee on a Fhoi I business trip. COURSE OUTLINED TOR SKI RACE SUNDAY; 3! ENTRIES Dr. R. T. Farrand of Houghton, pro moter of the Calumet to Houghton Marathon ski race, announced this morning that there are now a total of thirty-one entries for the race, which will start from the Union building at Calumet at 2 o'clock tomorrow after noon. The course Was outlined by Dr. Farrand yesterday and announced this morning. From the Union building tho course la down the county road, through the Calumet and Osceola locations, to Roston. Here Thomas Doney of the Hancock Naval Reserves will flag the runners across the D., S. S. & A. tracks nnd down to tho overflow of the Ros ton dam. From this point -Arcadian can be sighted. August Saarl will be stationed hero to guide the runners to Arcadian and the course will continue through the location to the Quincy & Torch like tracks, where CharlcH Jassco will indicate the course. The runners will come to the , creBt of Quincy hill and follow a ravine down the hill to the Standard OH tanks at Ripley. From there the route will be on Portage Lake west to the foot of Huron street tho finish. The runners are expected to arrive at the foot of Huron street In less than an hour from the time the start Is made at the Union building at Calu met. Retween 2 o'clock and the time the runners urrlve In Houghton, short races will be held on Portage Lake to establish records for the United States for short distances. GREAT DAY FOR CHINESE. Year 4912 of Chinese Calendar Begins Tomorrow. New York, Jan. 28. Everybody and everything In the little triangular sec tion of the lower East Side which con stitutes New York's Chinatown Is be ing rehabilitated, for the annual period of house cleaning, renovating, settling of accounts and most Important of all hair-cutting is on. At midnight tonight every man and every hnusa nnd shop' must be absolutely clean, wearing new dress nnd adorned with decorations of righteousness, and all outstanding accounts must be paid, for tomorrow is the beginning of the Chi nese New Year 4912, and the celebra tion will be one of unusual significance as well aa of happiness and good cheer. Already there Is a scarcity of fat lit tle pigs for roHi'-lrg in the Fast Side markets. This Is because the China men have bought them up In advance for their feasts. There will be a series of progressive banquets, one after the other In rapid succession. The lenders nnd other members of the rival tongs will sit nbout the same festal board, for during the new Year festivities a truce Is declared and the deadly war fare which cost the lives of a dozen Chinamen around Pell and Mott streets during the past twelve months will be forgotten. The new moon will appenr next Monday, and on this day of the ap pearance of the new moon the New Year festivities will be at their height and the business of queue snipping will be general. On that day Wu, the greatest of all living Chinamen, will sacrlflco his queue and all the high- class Chinamen throughout the world J will sacrifice theirs. Already checks for turns In the chair aro being sold by the celestial barbers and that day tho queues will fall like soldiers on a battlefield exposed before a raking fire of shot and shell. This universal sac rifice of tho "pig-tall," a Chinese In stitution many thousands of years old. Is regarded ns the most pronounced step yet taken In the march of the new civilization in China, GOOD ROADS SCHEME. Bill Asks $1,750,000 for State Aid For Highways. Lansing, Mich., Jan. 28. Senator Leldlcln of Saginnw has introduced ten bills in the senate providing for a now scheme for securing goods roads In Michigan. Tho principal feature of tho bills provldo for an appropriation of $1, 750,000 In the next two years for state aid to roads, It provides that the state will pay one-half the cost of building tho main county roads between county seats, that It will pay one-third the cost of the slightly less Important arteries and one-fourth tho cost of the cross roads. It also provides for a good roads commission consisting of tho good roads commissioner at $3,500 a year; a deputy at $2,fi00 nnd a highway en gineer at $2,.ri00, all to be appointed by tho governor for terms of six years. They arc to draw plans and specifica tions for roads, hold meetings and give advice, while tho township highway commissioners are to meet once a year with the good roads commission in Lansing, the date fixed being the third Wednesday In April. Three-quarters of 'the things that aro quarreled over are not causes at all. They are merely excuses. t THE WEATHER. Generally fair tonight and Sunday. Temperatures: Midnight. 20; 3 a. m., 17: 6 a. m., 15; 9 a. in., 11; highest yesterday, 32. CLEAN BILL Of HEALTH BEFORE PEOPLE MARRY Drastic Measure to Be Introduced in Colorado Legislature Pro vides for Physical Ex amination.' MANY RfSlRICJIONS ARE CITfD Those Afflicted With Communicable - Diseases, Users of Drugs and -Certa!n Othera Barred From Marriage State. Denver, 'Colo., Jan. 28. Perhaps the most drastic marriage bll'. ever pre sented to any legislature .ha been drawn for presentation to the (.'dorado assembly. It has the united support of the four women members of the legislature. The bill provides to.- phy sical examination and requires a clean bill of health before ' entering into a marriage, state. It denies the right of marriage to-persons afflicted with tu berculosis or other constitutional com municable diseases. Confirmed drunk ards and those who are users of drugs ure also barred, as well as those en gaged In infamous callings. License clerks who Issue certificates, and ministers and others who jar form marriage ceremonies contrary to the provisions of the measure, are sub ject to heavy fines. The procuring of licenses by false statements will be deemed a perjury and punishable ac cordingly. Tho bili also prohibits the union of whites with Mongolians. CUT DOWN NATION'S DEBT. Tomorrow 150th Anniversary of Birth of Albert Gallatin. Washington, D. C, Jan. 28. In these days of discussion over President Taft's "retrench nu nt" policy it is not without Interest to recall the fact that tomorrow will mark the 150th anniver sary of 'the birth "of Albert Gallatin, who probably villi the first official in charge o,thenatloncl rurse who made It his chief business to keep down ex penses. Gallatin was holding the po sition of Secretary of' the Treasury In the cabinet of President Madison Just a century ngo. He was first appointed to the office by lresldent Jefferson In 1801 and served continuously for twelve years. Taxes Were Reduced. To pay tho national debt and at the same time reduce taxes wero Gal latin's chief aims and in order to car ry his policy to success ho naturally had to keep a close eye on the expen ditures of the government. lie dealt with a revenue of only $10,600,000 an absurdly small sum In comparison with tho present revenue of nearly a billion" dollars. Of his $10,600,000 revenue Gallatin proposed to appro priate $7,300,000 yearly to paying off the national debt. At this rate he cal culated that the Interest and principal of tho debt, amounting at that time to nbout $80,000,000, would be paid In full In sixteen years. Met Many Obstacles. The sum of $650,000 of tho nation's total revenuo came from the Internal revenue tax. This was an anti-republican tax, and Gallatin's policy Involv ed Its abandonment. Taking out the receipts from the Internal tax and the amount set aside for debt payment, Gallatin had left from his yearly rev enue $2,650,000 for the entire annual expenses of the government. He al lowed $930,000 for the annual expenses of the army and $670,000 for th navy, leaving about $1,000,000 for the entire civil list. In less than eleven years' time, While letting the Internal taxes go, and pay ing, unexpectedly, the full purchase money of $15,000,000 for Ioulslana. Gallatin succeeded In reducing the public debt from $80,000,000 to $45, 000,000. Performed Great Service. Albert Gallatin was born In Switzer land, Jan. 20. 1R61, nnd came to the United States In 17X0. His valuable services to the country of his adop tion worenot confined to his twelve years In the treasury department Trior to entering the cabinet he had served six years In Congress and after giving up' the treasury portfolio he entered the diplomatic service. He was one of the peace negotiators nt Ghent In 1814 nnd was an ambassador to France nnd England from 1 si 5 to 1827. He lived to bo nearly eighty years old, his death occurring at Astoria. I I., Aug. 12. 1849. Like most other things that have been pronounced unhealthy by the hygleniests, a thaw after a cold spell feels pretty good. There are only about 200.000 words In the English language. This Isn't half enough when you are nrgulng with a balky furnace. I nn'm at. tilt., I- .1 ...,-.., I .l I only by the height to which he can rise, but by the case with which he can Cinu nner i.iuiiik. OLD NEWSPAPER MAN. J. J. Emery, Formerly A. P. Manager in Detroit, is Here. J. J. Kmery, of Chicago, an old news paper man, Is a business visitor. In Calumet. Mr. Emery was for six years AsHt'x'Jatcd Press manager at Detroit, and subsequently served as an Asso elated Press' correspondent In the Philippines and Havana, Cuba. He was In-the Philippines during the latter part of the campaign against the na tives und was there when Aguinaldo was captured, reporting the closing da of the struggle for the Associated Press papers In this country. Lnter he went to England for awhile, and then to Havana where he kept the A 1. posted on Cuban affairs. Whllo In Cuba Mr, Emery became interested in the land business and gave up newspaper work. He is now with the Cornwall 'Farm Land Co. of Chicago, which owns large tracts In the northern part of Florida. Copper country Italians are Interested in a colony established on land purchased from this company near Milliard, Flor ida, twelve or fifteen copperdom fam ilies being already located there. Oth ers are anticipating going .and a meet ing will be held at 10 o'clock tomor row morning In the Italian hall to talk over the colonization plan. It Is ex pected many 'Italian residents will be present, but others are invited ns well. Addresses will be made bv Mr. Emery j and a former resident, now a member I of the colony In Florida. Two thou 1 sand acres have been reserved for cop per country people by the company and a townsitc has been platted by former local residents now living there. The new town is called Romu lus, after one of the founders of Rome. Streets have been laid out. Improve ments planned, and a half dozen houses already built. HUllard and Ro mulus are only thirty miles north west of Jacksonville, and on the line of the Atlantic Coast Line railway. The country thereabouts Is suitable to the successful raising of fruit, pecans and garden truck of all kinds. The pecan crops are especially fine, the nuts being very largo, thin shelled and of excellent flavor. STATE PIONEERS TO MEET. Convention Will Be Held at Kalama zoo on Jan. 31. Feb. 1. Kalamazoo, Mich., Jan. 28. Among the speakers expected at the midwin ter convention of the iMdehlgan Plo ner and Historical society, which will be held in this city January 31 and February 1, is Governor Ostborn. Tho ; scsnions will beegln with a meeting on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 31, at the court house. Tues day evening the meeting will be held at the Academy of Music. Those of Wednesday will be at the court house. Among tho sioakers on the program are: C. 'M. IJurton, Detroit; II W. DeYoe, Kalamazoo; Isaac Rogers, Galesiburg; IMrs. Alexander Custard, Mendon; Rt. Rev. John M. McCor-mlc-k; Dr. E. H. Van Deusen, Kalama soo; Rev. John Connolly, Detroit; George N. Fuller, Ann Arbor; C. E, Dement, Lansing; IMrs. Henry Hulst, Grand Rapids; Lavvton T. Hemans, IMlason; Dr. J. H. Railey, Mackinac Island. Tho association was organized April 22. 1847, under the name of the Pioneer society, In Representative hall in the old Htate House at Lansing. The name has changed in 1S88, to Michigan Pioneer and Historical society. The officers of the society are: Clarence M. Burton, Detroit, presi dent; William L. Jenks, Port Huron, vice president; Henry R. Pattengill, Lansing, secretary; Benjamin F. Dav is, Lansing, treasurer. Hoard of trus tees: Iawton T. Ilejnans, Mason; James V. Rarry, Iansing; Mrs. Nath an Judson, Lansing. LIVED TO RIPE OLD AGE. William Mackle, a resident of Chip pewa county tho past thirty-five years, died this week at his home In PLkford, aged seventy-five years. He has been gradually declining In health for several years and his death has been expected for some time. He leaves a wlfo and eight children. Mrs. S. MoMahon of Chicago, Mr. Frank MoCormick of Duluth. iMrs. 'William Duke, of Kinross, Mrs. Edward S. Taylor and Miss Cassle Mackle of Pickford, Thomas and James of the Soo aivd William of Green Ray. Wis. Mr. Mackle went to Chippewa coun ty in 1S70, settling on a homestead on thee Shursk road, fix miles out of town where he lived until five years ago. HANCOCK LADY PASSES. Mrs. Minnie Rowe, aged 46 years, passed away at her home In Hancock at alxut 8:30 o'clock this morning af ter an extended Illness. .The decedent was a native of England, where her husband died evcral years ngo. She is survived iby one daughter residing in Hancock and 'by a brother, Fred Ijr-nton of Calumet. The funeral ar rangements are being made this after' noun. CAPT. WILLIAMS' FUNERAL. Th funeral of the late Capt. Frank Williams will take place Monday af ternoon, with services at the Mohawk f. E. church, and interment In Lake View cemetery. The funeral will be under the auspices of Montrose Com mandery. Knights Temply. .. 1 f,,l In rwl WanA nntcrlum j nnd Austria-Hungary, in the ordT I named, follow next after the United jni.nen in i iumt 'mi-iiu.ii SCANS PAPERS FOR SENTIMENT ON RECIPROCITY President Keeping Eye on Press of Country to Ascertain At titude of PeopleTowards Agreement. ADMINISTRATION BILL IS IN Measure is Introduced by Represent tive McCall Today Taft is Not Worrying About Fate of tho "Proposition. Washington, D. C, Jan. 28. Rep resentative McCall of 'Massachusetts, a member of the ways and. means .ommlttce, today Introduced In the house an administration ibill to carry out the reciprocity agreement with Canada. The bill was referred to the ways and means committee. President Not Worrying. President Taft Indicated today he la not worrying aibout the fate of the reciprocity agreement. In his opinion it is now up to the people of the Unit ed States to decide for themselves whether they want It or not. He de clared he had advocated other meas ures which the people did not favor and he would bow to their will which ever way they should decide. Ttwe pre-sldent Is anxiously watching the press of the country to ascertain the sentiment for or against the proposed reciprocity. Naval Appropriation Bill. Washington, D. C, Jan. 28. Carry ing a total of $125,421,538. the Naval appropriation bill was reported In the house today by the Naval Affairs com mittee. The bill carries $5,929,316 less than the current appropriation, and $2,044,621 less thar the estimates of the Navy department. Leasing System Favored. Washington, D. C, Jan. 28. .The senate committee on public lands to day authorized a favorable report of the administration bill for the leas ing of coal land In Alaska, Transpor tation companies and their stockhold ers are barred from, such operations. The area of land which may Ibe leas ed to any person or corporation is limited to 2,560 acres and both rental on the land and royalty on the coal are to be exacted. ENGLAND'S AGED PEERS. Earl of Fe'veraham Celebrates Eighty- Second Birthday. London, Jan. 28. The Earl of Fever- aham, one of the few peers who were alive when George IV. was on the throne, celebrated his eighty-second birthday anniversary today. Despite his four-score-arvd-two years, however. Lord Feversham Is not by any means the grand old man of the peeras-e. The Earl of Wemyss is In his ninety-fourth year and continues to take an active Interest in public affairs. Then there are Lord Strathcona, who Is ninety, and several others who have passed their eighty-fifth year. HEILNER RETIRES TODAY. Rear Admiral Has Had Long and Ac tive Career in Navy. Washington, D. C, Jan. 28. The first of the high officers of the navy to be retired this year is Rear Admiral Lewis C. Hellner, who will close his active career tomorrow on account of ago. Admiral Hellner entered the navy In the early seventies. He reached the rank of commander In 1901, that of captain In 1906 and was commissioned rear admiral a year ago. For the past two years he has been stationed at New York as supervisor of naval auxi liaries. LAKE INDOOR SPORTS. The Indoor baseball team captained by Thomas Goldsworthy of Lake Lin den defeated the team captained by Steve James, at the opera house hall last evening by the score of 34 to 22. The Lake Linden Eagles and St. Johns teams meet In an Indoor baseball game at the opera house hall tomor row afternoon. This evening the Lake Linden high school boys and girls will go to Calu met where they will meet the girls and boys teams of the Calumet high school at tho Y. M. C. A. Tho Dollar Ray high school boys go to Houghton thla afternoon where they will engage In a hockey contest with the Houghton high school team. CHAFFEURS TAKE CONTEST. The chaffeurs of the "Michigan gar age defeated the Tamarack tnre hix-key team in a spirited contest at the Palestra last evening by the score of 7 to 4. The first half ended In a score of 4 to 2 In favor of the auto mobile men and In the last half this score was Improved upon. Out of the 16.000,000 tons of salt pro duced In the world in a year the Rrlt Ish empire provides 3,500,000 tons.