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JL WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, Ulf. -JQ
THE CALUMET NEWS. THI? PAT ITMPT TMKACi THE GREAT FIRE WASTE. world tor the iuim.hi- of ohmi-vlng as- 1 Mi- ALUMCl INC. WO Tu u f tlu, oounlr. js tx .,nll,mU,ll piunonuna. vhdtin Amor-j Founded 1830. ti-Uc, ami is sappim; i' prosperity. I lea Hrt In 1STS as the chief of the. DAILY KXVWT Kir N' HAY. Published By Th MINING GAZETTE CO. AT CALUMET, MICHIGAN. M. W. YOUNGS, Editor. W .M. LYON, But. Mgr. TELEPHONES: Clumt. Culm,,. OfT.ee 209 Editorial Rooms 4 HANCOCK OFFICE Elks' Temple Phon 312 HOUGHTON OFFICE Phon 199 l'ublication and l'rintin ottlee, 101 l-'ifth Street. Calumet, Michigan. Entered at the Vvl Oilh-u at Calumet, Michigan, as Seond Class Mail Matter. Jt. no j:..no .SO .or. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: By Mail or Carrier Trr year (n't in advance) .. Per year (in adance) IVr month FltiRle Issue Complaints or Irregularity In de livery will reeeivo prompt anJ thor ough Ime-stiiLTiii' ii. OM tius ril' i s wl:-ihlri to chance their addie.Ms must furnish old as well as new addresses in each instance. New put.seriptions may lo ordered by telephui.e, mail r carrier, or in person at the company's ollico. WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1911. - - Thousand of licaiilli'ul dreams ro (itlly went up in -smoke at I'.l l'asr, T.-.v.is. sh u $l.".". "U worth ..f opium was urd. -red I'uriicd hy direction of a d.-puty I'nltcd Stales marshal, the tlruc having hevn seized by custom otfio r. Cohmel Ito,.seilt has coined an other expl v.-ioii. It is the 'Vui'k'ni patent," whi.-h i-i ie expected to take alone uith "mollycoddle." Mee-liKhted." ma'efaetor of nival wealth" and otli.r pietnn sp- ftVr- ini;s the '1i ml has 111.1 le to Kn,;l..-di la-muau-e. "'I he tin k t pe ol father ir ninth. -r." i;..oseelt toll the 1 Will Clinton huh s' ho.d in New York city, "is the one who deposits the child at the s.-hool o.r ;-!id io. s away with the feeling that all tho future physical, mental, and moral weltVre of thihild lies in the hands of the teacher." .. ... .i .. . ... .i I. ,,. Im. I 1'iii.lisli .1 Itiise exi.editioil. Itl addl IvIIIIH Ill'll Ol 111' III!" - --. 1-ortant part of the campaign for the ;t Ion to his seictitllic labors Sir Norman conservation of the n ational resources. ! Is an expert on ,olf ami has written ... r .... ....... I I I L - .... II... nil. I'ii-.. I.wsi.. lii I lie In.tttl Miles ami oho 01 me m.iiio.hii Canada in l!M(i were t -'. I. I'Ml.fioO. most ef them due to i a I c lessticss. I'ire losses for the first third of l!ll were J..:.",mii an against UU.lliO.tton in the same p. ri.d last year. If thl. hiirnini; ratio continues, the loss for j l:ill will he over JJCI.iMio.on.). -,re losses and the ost of tire prevention in the I'nited States amount annually to $ l.'.o.aao.iMMi, or more than the total American prodnelioii of gold, silver, copper and petroleum in a year. The cost of tires each year is one hall' the cost of all the new Imi'diiiKs erected in a year. The annual per capita lire waste in the rutted States is $...". I. in Kurope ;!:'.. Cause: The latter has Letter construction, less care lessness, increased responsibility. If l.uil.linirs in the I'nited Slates were as lire proof as in Kurope, the annual cost of lire losses ami protection would he oi.ly J'.ia. lii'ii, l (m). New York city spends J U.iiiiit.innt a eir for lire extinguishment and lino a year for lire prevention. f u." known causes of lire in Chl e.i.i list year. 1 . ' S H were due to the cateless use of matches. Nearly ten thousand matches ale scratched every second of the day in this country, ev ery one a possible lire, fifteen bund red people are kt'led and .'..H'O are in jured annually a a result of lire. The proportion of insurance capital to in surance liabilities is very much on the decrease. In the past forty years the liabilities have almost doubled, while only JO.oaa.ouii more capital was In vested in the business in lit 10 than in 1M0. cit nt and ro;al Kainc. CARICATURING AMERICANS. The polite reUests of Consul-?en-eral J. I.. C.ritliths, l.Katcd in London, that Uritish playwrights make an oc casional excej-tion and portray an American gentleman, instead of tho caricature that customarily does duty as "an American" in Knlish plays, is one that will be heartily re-echoed in this country, remarks the (htroit News. I 'iil'ortuiia tely for us, the Knjj tish are fond of putting in the hinh lights in their portraiture of stanc A i j i t irans. of representing the charac ters hearing the American lalx I as vul var boors, ignorant and oerriih. Ilamboy ant. buid and l.o.istful. Thus, a sad impression is gained of us "iivi-r 'ome." Mr. (Jriiliths rightly insists that the American gentleman Is unite as com mon as the American boor. The sup ply of :n h type Is pretty constant the world oyer, even anions the Hotten tots, of whom it is said by travelers that some are gentle and some are rude. Cut. whin all the truth has been tol.l. we .I. as much f..r the Knulish in the way of caricature. We do even more ior the Irish, as mucn Tor the Trench and twice as muiMi for the (! r nian. The presence of a foreU'ti char acter in any play usually means a car icature, because of that natural, lonu inherited prejudice against the for eigner, the stranaer without our Kates, the sa.'-.i. n.if h, the gentile, the uit lan 1. r and the outsider. Hut the misfortune of our beitl per sistently caricatured before Ihitish audience.! is not so much ours as j theirs. It does not hurt us as much as Th.- Antrim County Republican Hub. j j, j,,jr. s them. No nation an afford which held its annual hano.uct at lid-j to nVc in iejudice against the , f.ir l .ire last we. k, pas-. d a resolu t i..n I , j u ,.r t belittles. it crami.s, it Mronirly 1 1 1 1 1 1 mini:: the administra tion of C,.iv rnor isborn and i truing his nomiii.'it ion to succeed him.-. If. The resolutions w.re. in put. as follows: "We, the m. lull. r:l of the Antiim coiill tv K. publicaii Hub, proud ..f the f o t that we are, on a p. r eaj.it i basis one f tl .- Strom.-, st ...!it i.-a ill the State, wi ll to eli. lot lii t emphatic manner the tr t i - - r of our pres. nf h-uicst ;itid able K" riior. I "base a lid tl-.- p..li.-i, s ad a li'. d . ( 1 t 1 b V bill), a till W e l IL'e our wlvh that he the to the the Male ti e b. ra lit of Ins w i Males-luato-hip Cm- a second term, s.. licit his p.-lbues may l.e fully .allied out for the 1 t,, , ,,f the people of oil," i. nill SH' I si it.-, and M do further pe,;-e I" him our h'-arty support of such cm iIoI.m v. (ur :-vi n tnrics ar.. instriu ted to ,oii, a ,...v ,,r these resolutions to all the ,,ew a p. rs -f the state." Accord ins to the Ihireau of Statis tics h careful compilation of all avail able returns an- shown tint last year the farnu-rs of the country purchased "i.miu automobiles - a n increase of ST, per c nt over the previous year and more than ll" per cent over the niim b. r of cars purchased by thctn in liac.i. The automobile has now become re- I . coi;tiiod as a very practical and useful Vehicle and will more and more enter into the economic life of the people. I'ltitlia!" I.V no class of people Will Use them to such advantage as the nun on Ha- farms. shrivels, it narrows the horizon of life. The Kiiidishmun who sees pictured a caricature labeled "an American" and com. s to regard that caricature as ty pical of all American life, of Ameri can feeling, of American ambition, f American culture. a ml of American Irani. lions! manh 1 has fooled himself badly, lie M1 in the l. i e l. ..re, ml adv. upon him Pi AID THE SCHOOL CENSUS. Th- o, t, . t 1 ,kl,ltr of the ;., I I fcnsns l a niatt.f of public Import ance and a ..iron- inter.tt should 1. displayed in it. The work is In k i hands and will . .ar. fully and com petently done. It is evident, though, that the citiens can t,ie vahnble as-si-tance by supplying the , IMi ruera t i.r.H "i'h all the Inl'oriiiaiion in tin ir pos-M-s.sion (hat can be of value. t: the number of n inn s secured in the school census ,, j.ends the amount o primary iimru v ree h -d from the i t. it.-. This inon. y is used for teacher'.-- W ak'eS. The school census is taken simply P there may tie some way of know how many persons of seh...,! a-e then- are in each district, su that the Mate i.lhcials may know how much each district Is entitled to. it is not takin for the purpf.ri; of compelling anyono to k, to scbo ,1. The name of every person between the of f v - and 2a, that is to say, every person five y ears of iic or over and pot y t in years old, should be In the list. Ir respective of whether he or Mm Is in ffhool. Whether married or not, wheth r in business or md, the name of c-v- r.V person hetwe n the JitTeS kIvcii hou!ll be In the e nsus. Those in oj.le tan atti p. I school If they want to, al thoui.1 many of tli.-m do not have to, and the stato pays money to thf coun ty for tin in. The more money Is received from the Mate on school i i nsus the less will have to he raised by local taxation. Consciiciitlv every name that Is en titled to be there should ho In tho census. has been sold, deluded, prejudiced, de- ei veil and robb. d of the truth. More over, his worse nature has been ap pealed t"t his pr.n njeiali: in, bin cheap little pt.judiceo and enmities. (n the whole p.- is a worse man because of fhis distorted ideas of his lickhbor. Let the British extract the beam from their wn eyes by puriiit; their stae of the libel. And let US extract the mote from ours by paying court to the true "tlhoo.l ill foieiutiets whether jIH rtiayed on the st.iL-e of as met in tin- daily walks of life. Humor thet,. is in life, and Komi na- tund fun with the Idiosvneracies of 'urs. Iv. s and our neighbors. Carica ture has its place. Hut i virv timo n man fails to respect the ix.sslbi lit ie in his foreign neighbor he loses jsome- thili;'. v A GENIUS IN THREE FIELDS. Some one has ald: "We control our talents, but uciiius controls us." ' Mine. Sati'h Iteinhault was born a Senilis, with a Kctiiu-' sensitive tem perament and a Renins' ill health. As a hild she was extremely delicate, was KUcti to uncontrolable tils of pas Moil, and had a 'hi a In that was Hit normally active, with a vivid Im agination. The llrst demonstration of her Kcmns was towaid pilnlltiK. The dra vins whh h she made w hile at school were Mllfully executed and won Hie huh praise of her Instruc tors. In those day it v as her am bition to become a ureal painter and have :ur name placed On-side those of Anuilica Haulfman. Viueo 1a Crun and II '-a Uoiiheuf. Hut copying the works of other painters was not sat isfying to her creative spirit, so Mie ."lent a f:rcat deal of time in the study of artistic iinatomv and In making .sketches from nature. These drawings so. n tilled her port folios and ' He wni projrressinij; fam v.islv when suddenly her family de cided to have her enter tho Conserva toire to become an actress. 'She was then fourteen. Henceforth she could ih-vote but little time to the arts ot palatini; and sculpture. A niritfa r of years later, iiowevel she again took up her art working under the direction of Alfred Stevens the famous painter. In 1S70 she exhibited her greatest niece of sculpture, entitled "After the Storm" and received honorable men lien at the I'aris salon. A little later iier picture entitled "Young iirl and Death" was hung In the salon. Her work was greatly admired, and unus ual furore was made over her fame. Artists and the press recognized her as a sculi tor ami painter as well as m actn -s. A man who visited Mine. Hern hardtVi studio ni.out t lit time nays "In the days when she aided at the. Theatre I'laiicals she used to worTt in a studio on the lloulevanl Chiehy and it was there that the grotipe en titled VAftir the Storm' was .finished Just in time to be oxhkMtod at the. salon. I low hard she wnrkM upon that groim, which reprt rented a moth er weeping oyer her dead child! Im mediately alter the performance the theatre she would jump Into her carriage, pick up her two models on the wav to the studio, nnd work far into the night by candlelight." Since ISM) Mine, lternharslt hais ex hil bited either a piece of -sulpture ar a canvass in every years salon She has mad" great progress In sculpture but has practically a'handnmd paint ins. In all she has executed between twenty and thirty ' busts, including those of Clairin, Ditnala and one of herself. Hut of all these Mine. Hern hardt oon-Mihis the one of Kmllo le Ciiradin to 'be the best. A few years ago fhe completed two more, one of ictoi leu Sardoii, the celebrated play wrlght, and 'La petite Si mono," In uTand laughti r. She .still jemllnuo at her art. when in Paris, nnd has p magnificent studio In her own house on the poulevard Per Ire. Thus It mattered little which art Mine. Hi-rnhardt decided to make her own, for she Is fine of those rare gen luses who Is endowed with a niultl plicity of natural talents, and what ever Held she those, meant the acme f artist l: sucess. lli-r choice was the tage- and she has fpent her life, 1n the Mudy and portrayed of Imaginary ihaiact.rs, to the uplifting of the theatrical standard, to the perfection f drama tie art. Through her know ledge of life she han been ablo to give to the public, perfection In Its entire ty. Artist to the ends of her linger lips, Mie has created a name that will go flown in history as the greatest theatrical genius of the age. "THIS DATE IN HISTORY." 107?, --M ininette ami Juliet started to xpl-.ro the Mississippi Valley. lT'.r, -After fighting the French for two years. (Ireat llrilain made nn mir-n IcHaration of war. 1X11 -Norway d dared Its Indepen dence of S wcih n IVJ! -John Jay, statesman and di plomat, ili.-d in Hedford. N. Y. Horn in New Yotk city. Dee. 12, 174.". IxK Matinioras evacuated by tho Mexicans, ivr, - California legislature pledged the state to the 1'nlon. ivr.i The Smith Carol inn Union Convention nut at Heaufort. l:u2 Coronation of King- Alphonso XIII. of Spain. 1'110-The body of King Kdward VII. was removed from Hitcklnghatn Palace to Westministi r I f .i II. "THIS IS MY 75TH BIRTHDAY.' Sir Norma n T,..ckyfr who Is regard ed as the lading astronomer In Circa t Prifain. was born In Kughy, May 17. 103, nnd received his education In vrl vate schools. lft. bepan lifo In the War Office, but was soon transferred to the Science and Art department. For many years he has held the Import ant posts of professor of astronomy it. the lloyal College of Science nnd dl rector of the South Kensington Ohserv AMUNDSEN AND SCOTT. The recent meeting on Antarctic nhores of Hoald Amundsen the Nor w eg la n explorer, nnd Capt. Sejlt, head of the Hritlsh expedition, was no sur prise to cither, according to a message received from Amundsen by Henry Imid. Norwegian consul general at San Francisco. The message stated that Amundsen had notified his rival from Madeira of his plans. Tho meeting of the two nt Whale Hay, In Itose pen, was very short. Capt Scott pa U1 a visit to Amundsen on the hitter's vessel, the Fram. nnd the fol lowing day the call was returned i'lioard the Terra Nova. Capt. Scott learned that eight men of the Fram's crew wore at the time es tahllshing winter fpiartors about two miles Inland. Amundsen Informed the Hritlsh off! cors that he hoped to reach the pol via Hcadmore glacier. He had 116 dogs nnd enough sleighs nnd skis to work his "dogs in two shifts. He expected to have nil his supplies landed and hi winter fpiartors ready for occupancy few days after the Terra Nova loft for New Zealand. As soon ns he was set tied In his shore camp, he Intended to dlsjwiteh the Frnm to lliienog Ayres. while he remained with nine me"h to make his dash. The vessel will return In December or January to bring- the expedition hack. There are throe expeditions In the Antarctic waters now the Japanese having returned Amundsen's. Scott nnd the Australian, under Capt. Doug las Mawson. Speaker Champ Clark was formerly president of Marshall College, nnd next to politics his chief Interests nre farm The Copper Situation And Its Relation to Copper Share Opportunities The lime to buy eopp'T sliaros is not when tne rot is tuners of the metal nre elanioriny; for it and the producers are stimulating an ad vance in price wlienever possible. This condition brings about an active spec ulation, timing which an exaggerated idea of values of different mines becomes general; and thousands of people, becoming carried away by their environment, overstep the rules of prud ence and implicate their credit beyond a rea sonable limit. Many such periods have been teen in tho last twenty years, during which the copper industry has grown from one of com parative, unimportance to a very large item in the economic world. These periods have been preceded by apa thetic; copper share markets like the one we now have. The reason for the present stagnant market for copper shares is partly found in the general influences, largely political, surrounding ail se curities. Other securities, however, are by no means so prostrated and holders of them by no , means so discouraged as copper shares and their owners. The reason for this is an over stimulation resulting from the excessively high prices of l!)0(i and 1007, and by the discovery of means for profitably treating low-grade copper deposits commonly called "porphyry." The' result of the surrounding conditions nnd the over-production of copper, together with the painful fact, for holders of shares, that dur ing the last year many of the older mines have given unmistakable signs of senile decay, is n market for copper shares only nominal in ex tent; and prices for shares, while perhaps in many cases fully consistent with present values r.re on the whole very low in comparison with the extent, of the industry represented. An upward stock market movement usually starts when industrial and labor conditions arc nt their worst, when mills are shutting down and labor is being liquidated until its buying power Is paralyzed. At the present moment we are in the midst of 'such a period. Mills throughout the east are working on greatly reduced time and many are idle. These conditions have grown acutely worse during the last month and there is more idle labor than for probably seven or eight years.1 This 1 restriction of output must make itself felt within less than six months at the consuming end, the shelves of jobbers and retailers will bo cleared and within reasonable time the de mand will compel the factories to return to full time, the idle labor will be re-employed and a period of "good times" will prevail. This in evitable period, wo believe, is now soon to be discounted in the stock market. Metal prices reflect from six months to n year in pdvanee the periods of "good times." We feel, that one of these periods of "good times" is now not over twelve to eighteen months away, and therefore this is close to the GAY psychological moment when the metal. prices (and in sympathy the stock market) may be expected to herald its coming. Liquidation has been almost constant since November of IDOD, except for a few short-lived speculations in certain Lake Superior shares. Prices today are only fractions of what they were, speculation is nil, the metal is very low and optimism is almost lacking. Transactions are so small that it would appear only odd lots i:re existent on tho Street. Speculative lines have been liquidated to such an extent that those left are so nearly paid for as to be almost non-speculative. In other words, copper shares probably are more nearly out of the Street than ever before. This condition points absolutely to. a. period when ordinarily purchases must be 'profitable. The reason that general opinion does not ac cept this view is because of tho surplus of the metal and the fear of new production. The surplus is less than a year ago both at homo and abroad; but this surplus lies. in. the vards and warehouses of the producers because of .the publication of definite statistics -regarding it, which gives the consumer notice that he does not need to stock up, and this has divert ed the supply from second to first hands. The new production is now capable of very accur ile measurements. It consists of the addition al .production of only a few mines which can not be of importance for some time and the possible increase in the production of some of the older but not the oldest ones. This latter is largely olTset by the instant decrease, now rapidly accelerated, of the oldest mines. On the other hand, no new developments or discoveries have been made in several years. No less nn authority than Mr. J. Parke Chan ning has testified publicly to this fact. The well authenticated report that the British Tharsis Co. has been trying for a long time, without success, to discover a property or propel ties to enable it to perpetuate its exist ence is additional testimony. New supplies i doubtless exist, but they will require years of search and labor, and millions of money, to de velop them. There is a real probability, from natural causes, in the next few years of a per iodic scarcity: and, in addition, a possible combination has at no time in the history of the industry been as easy of accomplishment as now, in view of the Sandard Oil. case last Monday. ' ' ' ; , .v .iW With the metal at bottom prices, speculation non-existent and the demand constantly grow ing,' tho present seenis a unique time to buy coppers Mines nre largely speculative and a buyer of shares in only one or two may at any time suffer a loss in them, owing to individual developments; but it does not seem to us pos sible arthis i time, in view of all the circum stances, that a buyer of shares in say half a dozen mine's having promise can fail to derive ft sitbstnntjal profit from his enterprises. IRVING J. STUROIS. THR01 PRIVATB WIRES BANKERS AND BROKERS Telephones No. 813 and 814 atory. He has traveled all over tho Ing arvd books.