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mtmbir of h Associated Press. Today's News Today. THE CALUMET NEW THE WEATHER:- THUNDER 8H0WER8 TONIGHT OR 8UNDAY. COOLER. VOL XX CALUMET, HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY. AFTERNOON, MAY 27, 1911 NO. 178 CONEY ISLAND BADLY DAMAGED BY FIRE TODAY New York's Famous Play Ground is Scene of Costly Blaze, Loss Being Between Two and Three Millions TWO HUNDRED BUILDINGS BURN Dreamland, Largest Amusement Place and Four Block Adjoining, art ! Wiped Out Employes Home lei and Penniless. New York, N. Y., May 27. Coney Island, the play ground of New York, rufforeil the wort lire In Its history early today. Dreamland, the largest aniusfment iplacc, was wlied out, and about four blocks adjoining covered with booths, restaurant, 'hotels, mov ing picture theaters and resort of various types, destroyed. The lo Is estimated at two to three million dol lai'R. Aibout two hundred, buddings hurried and perhaps two thousand per Hinfl, concessionaries and employes, turned Into the streets homeless and penniless. No lives were lout Three persons, a 'fireman nnd two nurses, were overcame by tmioike, lut they were revived without difficulty. Had the fire started two hours earlier when a crowd thronged the coneecslon dis trict, the dl-iaster would have been an appalling me. Lion Escapes Into Crowd. The fire was discovered on r tarred scaffolding of tin "He'll Gate" scenic railway, clso to the entrance of ".Dreamland." The cause is not def initely determined, but it Is Htipposed th lire originated from hot ttr, ha workmen had been smearing the cause ways to protect the scaffolding againxt the weather. The flames were visible fifteen miles. Near where the fire started was the liostou animal kIkjw and ilone by an infant Incubator, a charity nursery, In which were six infants and attendants. The babUis were taken out of their lit tle glass cases and rushed out of dan ger by the police. "1 hen camu tho work of taking out the animal, the cmlly collection including several darrKcrou?? niun-e.i tcra. The animals were In a panic. Their roaring oul I he heard u1ove the racklln.g of the llannes and tho throbblng fire engines. A nu miter of the animals had "been tran.sferi ed Into emergency vaiks by at tendants tind the police, whvn ne of the biggest Hons (broke away and div ed straight Into the trong of t-pecta-t !, The crowd was In a pinlc. Mounted policemen pursued the Hon, lirin at the 'beast. In some painted scenery of equatorial Africa the ani mal made its last stind. Here he was riddled -with bullets, 1hcn the crowd haw the lion dead they literally tore the carcasa to pleeei for souvenirs. Many Animals Perish. The flrt man on the scene took the tassel from the tall, the three next di vided the long name a nd fifty men fought omong tiiem selves for th hon or of the possession of one of the teeth. Meanwhile the escape of the "big lion had cut short the work of the animal ni-n and the fire was .' Iready In the menagerie "before their work was completed. Sixty of the one hun dred and five animals were left to dit 'by fire. The burned area represents nearly a third of the entire amusement city, all of which would undoubtedly Pave gone in the teeth of a Mrong wind, but for the fact thit Coney Island, with n 'high prrw-mre water system, espe cially . designed for fire protection Is 'hrtcr guarded against disaster of this Mnd than any other similar resort In the world. Considering tho extent and rapid Mrend of the 'blaze it was llttlo Khort ef miraculous that pone of the sum mer Inhabitants of the "burned district Ist their lives. The fire -was visible all over Brook lyn and lower New York and transit 1'ne brought throngs of sightseers to the fire. Loss of Dreamland Heavy Blow. The fire coming at this time, on the eve or the first great summer holiday, I a greater loss to the nrnnagemont Hum at almost any other time during the season, Practically all of the concession opened their . doors last Saturday, Just n week ngo. William If. Reynolds, former senator, I" said to be tho principal owner nf Ireamland. When notified of the fire 'lie said: "It the toughest piece of news i CVer heard. Dreamland is worm $2,500,000 and there la less than $r.00,ooo Insure nco." Great Fire at Dubuque. Dubuque, Iowa. May 27. A Largo Irnct of the yards of the Standard Lumber Co. wa. made a fass of coals today as tho result of what Is le Ihved to have been an Incendiary fire lift night. Tlrcmen batled with tho Ibimcs for four hours, and at one time It wa, feared tho mill and every foot of lumber -would be destroyed, entallthg lot. of several millions. The fire was the most spectacular AN AGGREGATION , WORTH SEEING I-AMOU5 ACTORS OF PRESENT DAY GATHERED TOGETHER IN ONE COMPANY FOR SHORT TOUR. New York, May 27. Everything Is In readiness for the tour of the Friars Frolic,, which. Is to begin with a per fonnance at the New Amsterdam Thea- ter tomorrow night. The all-star company of the Friars will visit Atlan tic City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pitts- burg, Cleveland, Cincinnati, St. Louis i ii lea go, D-etrolt, Buffalo. Rochester and Boston returning to New York for two final performances on June 8. The tour will be under tho direction of A. L. F.rlanger, with (ieorge M. Cohan as general stage director, supported by a competent staff. The company which will travel in a special train. Includes Mr. Cohan, William ; Collier, Lew Fields, Joe . Weber. Raymond Hitch cock, Henry H. Dixey, 4Jeorge Evans, Nat Willis, lxw Dockstader. , George H. Primrose, Emmett Corrlgan, John Harry more, Jerry J. Cohan. Carter De Haven. Gus Edwards, Andrew Mack, Ed die Foy, George Beban. .William Rock, Harry Kelly, Tully Marshall and red Nlblo. The performances will consist of a minstrel first part, an olio, and an afterpiece, written by George M. Cohan. Y. M. C. A. CAMP OFFICER3. Elected at Camp Fire Reunion Last Evening Two Weeks' Outing. J hero was a good, attendance of campers "members of the Y. M. C. A. at the camp fire reunion last evening held in the Y. M. C. A. when onicers for the ensuing year were chosen, and other matters pertaining to tho state and local camps were talked over. The camp officers are as follow: President, Hans Hagen; vice president, Alfred Waiehani; secretary treasurer, Charles McLcod. It was decldeti lat night by vote to hold t tic summer local camp for a per iod of two weeks, Instead often days us 'heretofore. The camp will be held at Grand 'Mara Is, Ke wee Haw county, beginning August 2. Preceding the busiiH-ss meeting, a cami uoper whs served. The meeting was a very pleasant cue, arid much en Joyed. ; Aquatic Meet Winners. The ltoy.-r" A claste of the Y. iM. C. A. held an aquatic meet this morning In fhe swimming pool. The relay was the 'feature anil was won by Albion college team, conioscd of 'Itoag, Gflb son ami Drier. The distance was 39 yards, and the time 31 2-5 seconds. The dive for distance 'was 10 feet 6 Inches, and -was accomplished by Boag and Gibson, who tied at the above distance. In the 13-yard swim on back, Drier won, In 10 1-5 seconds. CALUMET WOMAN'S CLUB. Last Meeting of Fisca! Year Yesterday a Delightful Event. The last meeting of the Calumet Woman's club's fiscal year yesterday proved an enjoyable occasion, It being largely attended by members and In vited puests. The features were a fine musical program, addresa by Mrs. VV. It. Anderson, the retiring president, and dainty refreshments, which were in charge of Mrs. Wesley Downing. Two rooms off the main hall in the Y. M. C. A., where the meeting was held, were used as serving rooms and each was decorated In Dutch style, with Dutch articles and tulips. A miniature Dutch windmill made of blue paper decorated each ellsh of Ice cream, the refreshments consisting eif Ice cream, cake and coffee. The music.il program participated In by Miss Hattle Penhallegon, Mrs. Mar garet Fisher, Albert Eddy and Mrs. Godfrey was delightful, each number being he;rtHy encored. The readings by Miss Agnes Mitchell also made a hit, especially her readings In chil dren's dialect. Mrs. Anderson' talk was In a happy strain and was much appreciated by the club members. The club's new year will begin October. In DEATH OF YOUNG MAN. M-attl Kark!:a, aged clghte-en yars, died this morning, after a short illness brain fever !being the cause. Funeral arrangements have not yet been com pleted. The elecedent resided "back ef the Wolverine on a farm with his parents. ever witnessed In the city and was wutched "by thousands. In the midst of the burning lumber district stood a uot tower, nearly two hundred feet high. This early tesk fire and the flames iburst from every window. The fire at the standard Lumber yards apparently of an incendiary ntna.iha was followeel by three other flres, all airparenlly of an Incendiary nature. The revised losses of the Standard Lumber V. are $500,000; Carr. Ryder & Adam Co.. Vash fac tory. J2.000; Hick Pox Factory, 5,00; Koy City Furniture Co., $300. Thl was the third fire at the Stan dard Lumtber Co. In eighteen roontn, the total lossea aggregating about ISOO.OOO. VISCOUNT MORLEY ACTIVE. Despite His Age He Amazes All With Work He Does. , London, May 27. While the stress of politics in recent months hutt claim ed many victims among the leadeTS of tho tartlii It is amazln? to llnd the oldest of them all, Viscount 'Morley uf Hlackburn. reviving his youth and aa su'iiing duties which his Juniors In yeans have had to abandon on accemnt of illnesses (brought on by over-work When John Morley, a Radical among Radical:!, was raised to tlm peerage in 1908 and tho Conservatives chaffed Mm on entering a chainiber, vhloh he had attacked as useleNM, the govern ment organs explained that his ad vancing years he was then V3 made It necessary, if 'he ws to contliwie as Secretary ff State for India, that he should be transferred to the Upper House, where he would be called upon to take the active part In politics that members of the cabinet In the Com inons necessarily tio. iviter Ms age was again given u the cause for his retiring from tne Secretary uf State ship and his a" umptlon ofthe oftlce of president of the council to which no arduous dutie are attached. With the, at least temporary, re tirement of 'his suceasor Earl Crewe as a result of serious Illness, Viscount Morley Is foiund again assuming the burdens of the Indian oftlce and be slle that the leadership of the House of Lords and for a few weeks', during the absence of Sir Edward Grey, the position of Secretary of State for For elgn Affairs. For younger men, even one 'Secretary of stateshlp Is not con sidered a very easy role to fill but VlS' count Morley, throwing off the mask of age, entered heartily Into the work of his triple office and from the front bench led the little party of Liberal peer and answered question about India and the , foreign policy if the government an though he enjoyed It. Viscount Maldane Ambitious. Hon. Richard P. Haldane, Secretary of State for War, was raised to the peerage to assist Viscount Morley but thus far the newest Liberal Viscount has found, that the affairs' of the war office occupy niose of his Ume. When the Parliament pill reaches the House of Lords, however, Viscount Haldane will take a 'loading part In supporting the government policy. He had n way In Commons of overcoming the oppos ition of government's critics and had reputation of getting his way more often than any other nicmlber of the cabinet. This charavterlstic will make smoother his progress In the uptxT chamber. Viscount Ifuldane's ambition- to become Lard Ohancellor. If the ex treme Radicals had thetr way he would be given that position Immediately. I.ord Loreburn. the present occupant of the position, an old-Ume and still t-taunch Radical In most respects, has given offense to the liberal members of rural districts, by the persistency with which he apjxilnts Conservatives to the magisterial bench, (ignoring the claims of IJborals to those positions. whMi are greatly coveted by the coun try magnates. The government ap pointed committee- In the various counties to advise the Lord Chancellor on these appointments, tut despite this more iConservatlves found their way to the bencli than did Liberals. Hon. Nell Primrose, the younger son of Ird Rosexhery, Is leading the attack on Lord Eorchurn and has 4een try ing to get the Premier to appoint a dny for the discussion of the whole ques tion. The Lord Chancellor has created a rather uncomfortable position for the government, by. In 'his usual brusque way, decWIng that the appointment of magistrates Is the business of hi of fice and (practically Intimating that rf the Radical are dlfpleatveI they have the privilege of trying to dislodge him. This Is the aim of iMr. Primrose an1 the nntl-Loreburn party. Home Rule Big Issue. I In England particularly. Ibut In the other parts of the kingdom h well,! the great theme of politicians during the annual fall campaign, will be Home Rule. The Unionist are prepar- ing to Impress upon the people the ar-; guments agalnwt the granting of Home Rule to Ireland. I The Irish Unionist Alliance and the Ulster Unionist Council are working In conjunction wlrh the Unionist . lea-j gue of Great Prltaln and a large- num ber of upeaker have proffered their services. On the other hand, the Lib erals are organizing a counter cam paign and the whole of the National ist party have placed their service at the disposal of the Ministerialists. Al ready 6,000 meetings have teen arrang ed. Temperance Campaign. Labor members of parliament, fol lowing the example of John Rums, the first labor leader to "become a Rrltlsh cabinet minister, have started a tem perance campaign among the worker The campaign was opened with a ser ies ef meetings at Browning Hall, Wal werth, addressed Iby ten lvibor mem bers. Incidentally, the speakers ex pressed a hope that the Anglo-American arbitration treaty would Iks con cluded. HONOR DOMINION PREMIERS. London, May 27. Sir Wlirrld Hu rler and the other colonial premlera here to attend the Imperial Conference of the coronation ceremonies were the guests of honor at a luncheon gtvcu by the Eighty Club at the Hotel Cecl today. Mr. Lloyd George presided. News Forecast Of the Coming Week .Washington, D. C May 27. Tues day will ibe given vver by a large sec tion of tiie country In the annual ob servance of Memorial Day. Of gen eral Interest will be address of Pres ident TaXt at the Arlington Nationat Cemetery end the address of ex-Preal-dent Roosevelt at th unveiling of a Lincoln statue In Newark, N. J. Saturday, the anniversary of the birth of Jefferson Davis, the only pres ident of the Confederate State of America, will be obse rved as a general holiday throughout nearly all of the state of the south. President Taft 1 fceheduled to leave Washington Friday evening for Chica go, where he la to speak Saturday nU;ht before a conference called to consider the subject of reciprocity be tween the United Jwtalrs and Canada. The President will' return from Chica go In time to take up the work at the White Houue Mondiy morning. Many Democrats of national pio- minence aro to gather in St. Paul Thurnday for a conference of leader of the party In the Northwest. The tig feature of tho gathering will be a banquet nt wl lch JudCe Martin Wbde of lowa will be toastmaster. while the noted speakers will include William J. IJryan. Alton n. Parker, Governor Norrls of Montana and Governor Purke of North Dakota. The flrat cotton report of the Depart ment of Agriculture this season will be issued at noon Friday and will give tho estimtited acreage of cotton planted this year with tho condition of the crop on May 25. Tho work of taking the decennial census of Canada,- will commence Thurs-'rvy. Over $1,000,000 is to he ex pended in the work. The census will embrace the subjects pf population, mortality, agriculture, manufactures, minerals, fisheries and dairy products. Five banner events In Ave distinct flelda ef sport will interest all lover ef sport and athletics. The event will be the 25,noi automobile prize rsc at IndKearolli.,-the Inter national polo games at Wentburyi L I., the annual Intercollegiate Confer ence Track Meet at Mlne-apolis. the. In tercollegiate baloon race under the auspices of the William College Aero nautical Society, and the start of the Boston-to-I3ermuda race for sailing yachts. During . the three' days beginning next Saturday the little city of St. Die, In the Vosges. France, Is to be the scene of a notable celebration In honor of the 400th anniversary of the publi cation of the "Cosmograpbiae Intro duction Jn which thlg continent was first termed America. The annual renewal of the great Epsom Derby, the British amateur golf championship, the assembling of the fourth Congress of the Internation al Musical Society In London, and the celebration of the birthday anniversary of Pope Plus X will be among the other Interesting event abroad. STATE TAX INQUIRY. Gov. Osborn Names Commission to Make an Investigation. Lansing, 'Mich.. May 27. Gov. Os born today appointed the following to constitute the commission of Inquiry to review and Investigate Into the en tire system of taxation In the state: P. II. Kelley, Linstng; Roger Wykes. Grand Rapids; Prof. Henry C. Adams, Ann Arbor. The law has for this purpose a plan for obtaining "a full measure of reve nues by way of Uxatlon from every kind of -property mbject to taxation under rhe constitution for. the benefit eif the state or Its municipalities, and the correction of Inequalities In taxa tion wherever found. The members of the commission will receive for their work $15 a day for time actually spent, together with their actual and necessary expenses In con nection with their labor. ; The members are to make a report to the governor on or before October 15, unless In the opinion of the chief executive tho time should be extended In order to gain additional informa tion. SAY MASS FOR VETERANS. "Washington. D. C May. 27. Cardi nal Gibbons will conduct the military mas for the Civil and Spanish war veterans on the White House ellipse tomorrow. President Taft and mem ber of the cabinet will b In attend- nco and will revive tho parade of vet eran. BUST OF TOM MOORE. ' Washington. D. C May 27. An he roic bronze' bust of Tom Moore, the Irish poet, was unveiled In the Corco ran Art Gallery this afternoon, on the eve of the 132nd anniversary of his fc'rth. The bust Is Intended to com nien..ii the memorable visit which the pott paid to this city In 1804. AFFAIRS IN GERMANY. Election Put Off end Reichstag is Permitted to Continue. Perlln, May 27. The Reichstag which resumed Its sessions this month Is still busy with important legisla tion. Including the bill tho consolidate .the three system of workmen' In surance which was taken up on second jreading after a long year In comrrittee. The forthcoming election, however, overvhadow every other Interest und deliberation are being conducted and speeches ma'V; according to the Ger man phrase, "through the window." with reference to their effect on the Impending struggle. The elections, which a few months ago, were prom ised for this spring, have been repeat edly put off and according to present Intimations will now be held at the lat est possible date late in January, the present Relehstag being permitted to live out Its entire constitutional term. It has had a most checkered career, beginning its existence under the uus plces of the Liberal-Conservative "Un holy Alliance" of Conservatives. Antl sernltea and National Liberals, devised by France von I'plow to oppose the long dominant clerical center, und carried on. after the collapse of this block upon the financial legislation of 1909 and the fall of HuHow, by the Chancellor, von pethmann-Hollweg. with a loosely. jointed coalition of Conservatives, Clericals and Antlsem lte. This arrangement has worked fairly well. In spile e.f predictions of an early break-down and dissolution two year ago. il'ior eeveral months, the various ;rartea have been nominating their candidates and arranging alliances with other organizations. The Na tional Liberals and the Radical Pro gressive party have arranged to sup port common candidates in tho great er part of the Empire, and to make their fight on the so-called "two-front" basis In other words, opposing the Conservatives and Clericals in one di rection, and the Socialist In the other. The Conservatives and Clericals will pull together, avoiding useless nomina tions where they can Becure the elec tion of the other party' candidate by assistance on tho first ballot. Rebel has announced the policy of the So cialists to be the nomination of a can didate in every district, In order to get as imposing a general vote a pos sible, but In reballot his party will evidently assist the Liberals as against tho elovernment parties. It will be a hotly contested election. Inventor of Telescope. Ionard Dlgges, an Englishman, and not Galileo nor any of the Dutch claimants, Is put forward as the real Inventor of the telescope by Count Carl von Knlckowstroem ,a Munich scholar, in a report Just published In it he gives quotation from a manu script, discovered by him In the Brit ish Museum, written by the mathe matician William Bourne, about 1575 and citing quotations showing that Digges made use of the telescope at least forty years before Galileo or the Holland scientists. Bourne cites a lost treatlso, published at London In 1571, entitled "A Geometric Practise, named Pantometrla," in which a full descrip tion of the lenses used by Dlgges is given. Household Servant Problem. In order to solve or make less vex ing, the household servant problem, In Berlin, a composite committee repre sentative of the interests of mistress and maid has been selected under mu nicipal auspices at a mass meeting. It will draw up k formal agreement to serve as a general basis for the re lations betweer employer and em ployee. Sonv of the question usual ly leading to strife which are to be dealt wlt'j are those of wages, payment of boa,d during employer's absence, hour Mbcrty. compulsory referen ces, sin er vacations, treatment dur ing illness and the settlement of state Insurance dues. OPENING OF CriESTVIEW. Calumet people are looking forward with Interest to the opening of the Crestvlew park, the topular amuse ment place of the Keweenaw Central railroad near Eagle River, next Tues day: There will "e dancing afternoon and evening, with goed music. Trains for Crestvlew will leave at 9 n, m. 1:20 p. m. and returning leave Crest -view at 4:45, 6:43, 7:45 and s p.. m. The trains for Lac La Belle and other lolnts on the Keweenaw Central will also- resume their summer schedule Tuesday. KING GEORGE V. IS 65. Birthday Officially Celebrated Although It Falls June 3. London. 'May 27. The sixty-fifth birthday of King George V. was offi cially celebrated throughout Great Bri tain today, although the actual anni versary does not fall until next Sat urday. A profusion ef flags was dis played on all public buildings and then customary salutes were fired at Windsor and In St. James Park and at all the naval and military renters. MAY PARTY BIG SUCCESS. The fourth annual May party given under the auspices of the clerks of Vertln Bros, department store at the Cslumet Light Guard armory last evening proveMi a big success. The at tendance was large and event was greatly enjoyed. The Calumet and Hecla orchestra rendered a fine pro gram of twenty-four dance numbers. PASTOR FACES GRAVE CHARGE DETROIT MINISTER TO Be TRIED NEXT WEEK ON CHARGE OF USING MAIL TO DEFRAUD. Boston, Mass., May 27. Arrange ment have been practically complet ed for the trial, next week, before Judge Dodge In the United State Dis trict Court In this city of the Rev. Norman Plass, former President, Chas. H. Brooks, treasurer and John L. Trap hagen, assistant treasurer of the Re deemable Investment Company, , upon the charge of using the malls In a scheme to defraud. United State District Attorney Asa P. French will have charge of the prosecution in per son, and the defendant will be repre sented by the Hon. Samuel J. Elder as senior counsel, John P. Feeney and Francis M. Callorr. Rev. riass form erly wa a minister at Detroit. The Redeemable Investment Com pany, which 1 said to have been a "get-rlch-qulck" concern with many victims, principally In the East, was organized about four year ago by the Rev. Mr. Plass and several Boston pro moters and businessmen. In the lit erature which the company sent out liberally throughout the country It wa stated that It controlled, as a holding company, mining, farm and timber properties in the Northwest of the United States and in British Colum bia. After the federal authorities had re ceived several complaints from alleged victims of the company, an investi gation was made and on October 13. If 10. federal offlclala made a raid up on the elegantly furnished office. of the concern, confiscated the book and papers of the company and arrested Chas. H. Brooks, treasurer and mana ger. At thattlme the Rev. Mr. Plass was on his way to British Columbia, and It was not until three week later that he returned voluntarily and ur rendered to the U. S. marshal. Upon his arrival in Boston he stated that he had resigned as president of the com pany two months before and at the preliminary hearing he pleaded not guilty to the charge of fraudulently using the malls. NEW SERVICE TO COAST." Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Makes Big Improvement. Chicago, III.. May 27. The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad has completed all arrangement for the In auguration tomorrow of its through passenger service between Chicago and the Pacific coast. The service will be operated over the Pacific coast exten sion which was recently completed at a total cost of about $100,000,000. The terminals are to be at Chicago and Ta coma. the trains passing through Mil waukee, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Ab erdeen, crossing the Missouri liver at Mobrldge, S. D., and after climbing the great continental divide and pass ing through the famous Coeur d'AIene district extending through the virgin timber lands of Washington to the cit ies of Sattle and Tacoma. MISS PAINE IS BRIDE. American Girl Becomes Bride of Prus sian Baron Today. Berlin, May 27. The old garrison church in Berlin was the scene of a brilliant gathering this afternoon for the marriage of Miss Mabel Clinton Paine, daughter of the late Gen. Clin ton Paxton Paine of Baltimore, and Baron Hartmann Ernest von Schlot- helm, a lieutenant in the First Grena dier Guards. Representatives of the American ' Embassy and many of the leading members of the American col ony In the German capital attended the ceremony. The bride of today made the ac quaintance of Baron von Schlothelm last winter, while both were partici pating In the winter sports at St. Mo ritz. The Baron Is a member of one of the oldest families of the Prussian nobility. MIDSUMMER CEREMONIAL. Big Meeting of Shriners at Marquette June 7, Notices of the annual midsummer ceremonial session of Ahmed Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, have been received by local members of the socie ty, many of whom will attend the do ings. The session will take place at Marquette on Wednesday June 7, with a business meeting In the afternoon at 4:30 o'clock and ceremonial session at p. m., when the caravan will start across the hot sands for Mecca. The Imperial council of the Nobles of the Mystic shrine will convene at Roches ter, N. Y.. July 11-13. and visiting Shriners will be royally entertained with a splendid program, parades, au tomobile rides, drills and band con certs. ANNIVERSARY OF VICTORY. Tokio, May 27. Brilliant festivities were held txly In celebration of the sixth anniversary of the great battle of the Sea of Japan, when, Admiral Togo and the Japanese fleet complete ly defeated the Russian fleet under Ad miral Rojeatvensky, destroying or cap turing nil the Russian battleships. GOV. OSBORN TO ATTEND PICNIC OEGIHIIRS Practically Certain That the Chief Executive of the State Will Yisit Calumet Latter Part of July N TO BE EXTENDED Will Com Hers if Stat Business Doe Not Keep Him Away. Meet ing of Miners Will be Held This Afternoon. Governor Chase S. Osborn will be the guest of the Calumet & Hecla miner at their annual picnic to be held at the Calumet & Hecla park the latter part of July, the exact date yet to be set. A formal Invitation will be extended to him at once and It 1 practically as sured he will accept. In fact the gov ernor has already promised to corns here providing no important atate bus iness intervenes to keep him away. A meeting of the Calumet & Hecla miners will be held this afternoon at the Red Jacket townhall at which tlms the picnic will be discussed and pre liminary arrangements made for the holiday. A new organization will be formed and committees to take charge of the picnic appointed. The men are much pleased with the prospect of the governor' coming, and it 1 believed thl year' outing will prove the ban ner event of any o far held by the C. & H. miner. Mr. Osborn, who ia one of the most pleasing orators in Michigan, will ad dresa the miner at their picnic, and one of the best talk ever heard In Calumet Is assured. Politic will have nothing to do with the governor' visit. and hi remark will be on an entirely different subject. He has a wealth of information at his fingers' ends and can be depended upon to give an In structive and entertaining, addrea. The C. A. H. miners' picnic this year will Include a parade as usual, plenty of music at the park, refreshment and a good time generally. Other speaker lt(!os the governor will be heard. The entire day will be given over to the men a the C. & 11. company will grant them a "holiday for the occasion, - WILL RUN SPECIAL TRAIN. Mineral Rang Rosd to Accommodate Calumet and Gay Fans. The Mineral Range road has made arrangements to run a .wpeclal train to Gay tomorrow morning, leaving the Calumet depot at 10 o'clock. The train Is scheduled to reach Oay at 11 o'clock. After a stop of two hours the special will return to "Mohawk for the Han cock-Mohawk baseball game scheduled tvy the Copper Country Baseball lea gue. It Is expected that the train will be filled to capacity. A number of ths Mohawk players are from Gay and fans of Gay are supporting the Mo hawk team. Following the basetvnll game the train will return to Gay. It will leave Gay for Calumet at C p. m. and 1 scheduled to reach tl.U city about 7 p. m. It Is expected that the special will , be patronized by a large contingent of Calumet people who will take ad vantage of the special to visit friends in the lower end of Keweenaw county. and also take In the game at Mohawk. MERGER ARGUMENTS END. Lansing, Mich., May 27. -Arguments were completed today In the suit start ed by minority Interests of the Oscc ola Mining Co. to prevent the consoli dation of the Calumet A. Hecla mine i and nine other copper mining compa nies. Counsel for the complainant Is allowed, a week to file a brief, after which another week will be allowed for the filing of "briefs for the de fense. LOSE FATHER AND MOTHER. John and Harry Needs of Kearsarge, hare received word of the afhs of their father and mother, which occur red at Redruth, Cornwall, recently, within twelve hour of each other. Mrs. Needs dled first, snd It Is believed the shock of her death was responsible for the deaeh of Mr. Needs, who was ill at the time. CONCERT AT ALLCUEZ. An entertainment at which a pro gram of musical and other numbers will be given, to be followed by re freshment consisting of Ice cream at.d cake, ha been arranged for this even ing at the Altoues M. E. church. The best available talent of the district will take part In the program, and the young ladles of the church will be in charge of the refreshment. ONE TRAIN TAKEN OFF. Announcement wa made thl morn ing that the Mineral Range train be tween Calumet and Hougtiton, leaving Houghton at 8 a. m, and arriving at Cnlumet at S:4., and returning to Houghton at B:4i p, m. dally, will t discontinued Monday.