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The Calumet News it a
mtmbir of h Associated
Today's News Today.
NO. 178
New York's Famous Play Ground
is Scene of Costly Blaze, Loss
Between Two and
Three Millions
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Gov. Osborn Names Commission
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
"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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Practically Certain That the Chief
Executive of the State Will
Yisit Calumet Latter
Part of July
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, -
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.
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
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.
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.
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.

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