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NEWS NO PAPER TOMORROW, MEMORIAL DAY. THE WEATHER:- FAIR TONIGHT AND TUESDAY. VOL XX CALUMET, HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, MONDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 29, 191 1 NO. 179 SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS HOURS Of SERVICE LAW t y it Act Passed by Congress in 1907 and Attacked in Test Suit by Baltimore & Ohio is Up held Today. AFFECTS RAILROAD EMPLOYES Make It Unlawful For Common Car riers in Interstate . Business to Work Trainman Mora T'nan Sixtaan Houra. Washington. D. C, May 29. "The lioura of service law for railroad em ployes," passed by Congress In l'J07. t was upheld today im constitutional ly the eupreme court of the United (States. The decision was nnnouneed liy Justice Hughes In a test sult'ln tituted by the Baltimore and Ohio. The act made It unlawful for any common earlier engaged In Interstate commerce to permit any trainman subject to the iut to remain on duty for a longer period than sixteen conse cutive hours, or any telegraph operator more" than nlno or thirteen hours, ac cording to the time the telegraph sta tion was opened for business. The act also created periods of rest for the em ployes. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company attacked the law as uncon stltutlonnl on the ground that it ap plied to intra-state as well as to inter state railroads and employes. The or der by which the Interstate Commerce Commission placed the Jaw Into op eration was attacked also. The rail road claimed that Congress could riot and did not attempt to delegate to the commission the power to require re ports of violation of the law; that the labor and expense necessary to nutke the reports constituted a taking of the railroad's property without due process of law and therefore In viola tion of the constitution; and that It compelled self-incrimination by ofti cers and employes of the railroad, H&o in violation of the constitution. . The objections to the law were met with denial by the government. Both the law "Itself and the order, drafted by the Interstate Commerce Commis sion, were upheld s constitutional by t lie Circuit Court of the United states for the Ilstrlct of Maryland, where the case originated. The decision of the court was una nimous. Justice Hughes said the words of the statute were plain that only persons engaged in Interstate com merce and Interstate carriers were af fected by the statute. In this particu lar ho said It differed from the em ployers' liability law of 1906. ROOSEVELT AS A WITNESS. Washington, I). C, May 29. Theo dore Roosevelt Is desired a a witness before the special "steel trust" Inves tKatlng committee of the Hfrti.se. A request -will lie sent to Roosevelt to appear and toll what 'he knows nitwiut the taking over of the Tennessee Coal .t Iron Co. -by the United States Steel corporation. S3.500 NEEDED DYTHEYJ.C.A. DIRECTORS MEET AND APPROVE BUDGET FOR COMING YEAR TO NAME ASSISTANT 8ECRETARY. The board of directors of the Y. M. C. a. held a meeting on I'riday even ing and approved the Imdget of ex Venues for the coming year. The ap propriations provide for conducting the work ulonif much the same lines thin year ns last year, except that It 1s de sired to add sn assistant secretary In the ,laee of C. V. Smith -who resigned on Sept. 1, and whose place has not Vet been filled. This I lielleved to 1e particularly doslraMo thM year so that tho. Calumet brnncli of th nssn. elation may share In the revival of re ligious activities for men, such as the nun and religion forward movement and the extension of the nctlvltlo of h laymen's missionary movement, frequent mention of which lias been m.ide of late. The total nfi-proprlatlon wl" M the ,nst 1e provide 1 for by the usual , V. M. C A. sources such as member ships, fees, etc., lmt to meet the differ enve. It will be noresi-ary to secure In contributions, i.l.r.no. This mvn will also provide for an appropriation to le applied to reducing the V. 'M. C. A. dM. Miss Mary Kaltenbach of Lnurlum. underwent an operation for appendi citis at the Calumet Public hospital this morning. Her condition Is report -'d to be as satisfactory as might be expected. WOULD REFORM DIVORCE LAWS MOVEMENT TO BE STARTED IN DETROIT TO ELIMINATE SOME OF GROUNDS FOR SEP-ARATION. Detroit, May 20. A vigorous cam paign of education, with the ultimate end in view of revising the' divorce laws of Michigan and eliminating from the statutes many of the legal grounds for divorce, such as drunkenness. In compatibility of temperament, deser tion and many acts of alleged cruelty. h to be conducted by the National Ite- form association. Rev. J. S. McGraw, field secretary of the" organization, Is in Detroit to make preparations for the campaign, which will commence June 20 at the state convention of the Reform asso ciation to be held here. In Michigan a divorce may be se cured for seven reasons adultery, felony, desertion for two years, habit ual drunkenness, physical Incapacity, cruelty and non-support. The Nation al Reform association, by conducting a campaign to arouse public sentiment 'hopes to cause the state legislature to cut the list down to the first cause, or at least the first two. As a substitute for absolute divorce on the repugnant grounds, the aim of the association is to secure the passage of a law making possible a "trial divorce," or legal separation for p.s long a time ns the court or the couple involved shall stipulate. If at the end of that time they desire to re new the marital relations a re-mar-rlago-will not be necessary, while if they do not wish to effect a recon ciliation the separation can stand good for all time. MAJOR BOYNTON IS DEAD. Father of the Maccabees Passes Away at Port Huron. Tort Huron. Mich-., May 2f. Follow ing a week's Illness, Major N. S. Iloyn ton of Port Huron, founder of the order of Maccabees, died at his home here. He was 74 yean old. Major Hoynton h?d Iteen In III health for nwre than two years, but two weeks a.To he was attacked with the grip. He was 1orn In port Huron In 1S37 and lived there all lil.i life. He survel in the' Civil war and In 1R7S lie laid tho foundation of the Maccabees. COLLISION IS FATAL TO NINE IN ADDITION TWENTY ARE IN- JURED WHEN TWO TRAINS COME TOGETHER ON THE BURLINGTON. Denver, Colo., May 29. Nine per sons were killed and twenty Injured this morning In a head-on collision be tween east-bound and west-bound passenger trains, Nob. 9 and 12, on the Burlington road, near McCook. Neb. Members of the Denver and Omaha ball teams of the Western league were passengers. A number of mem bers of both teams were slightly hurt, Including President McOIII of the Den ver team, Pitcher Klnsella and Sec ond Maseman Lloyd. Number 0 left Chicago Sunday morning with a. heavy passenger list. TRY LYNCHER FOR MURDER. Newirk. O., May 29. The case of Art. Dover, Indicted In connection with the lynching rf Carl Ethcrlngton In Ju ly of last year, was called for trial to day before Judge Nicholas. Ifciver had offered to plead guilty to manslaugh ter, but the Judge refused to accept the plea because Dover is said to have Incited the mob at the time of the lynching.' PERU AND CHILE MAY WAR. Santiago. May 29 In consequence of a serious conflict between the Peru vians and Chileans at Iqulque, Chile, yesterday, resolutions were passed at a large public meeting held here today demanding the forcible expulsion of nil Peruvians from the Chilean capi tal The consul of Peru has placed the consulate here In charge of the American consul. CHINESE FAMINE NEARS END. San Francisco. Cal., May 29 Bishop Wm. V. Mcrxiwell or the Methodist Episcopal church. Just back from Ctilna declares that the worst stage of the famine there Is passed, and the govern ment Is sending refugees back to their home province. IN HONOR OF VICTORIA. lterlin. Out., May 29. Hart CLrty vis aed Rerlln today for the unveiling of the Queen Victoria statue In Victoria park. Interesting ceremonies attended the unveiling. The statue was erected by the Daughters of the Empire at a eost of fr,.nno. DOER VETERAN NIPS PLOT TO KILLJADERO General Villjoen, Chief Military Adviser of Rebel Leader, Fx-posesPlan- to Start New Revolution ' f BIG ('PRISING. WAS PHOPOStD Large Amount of Money , Was to be Paid Certain Rebels For. Their, i Part in Campaign. Amer- . ican Implicated. " ' " El Paso, Texfts, May 29. The reve lations of an alleged plot to start an other revolution in Mexico after over throwing Madero. created Intense ex citement In the Insurrecto army today. The plot, which resulted In the nrresj of Daniel DeVllllers, or. Mexico City, at El Paso, and W. K. Dunn, ari Ameri can, at Monterey, Mexico, fs said to Include three Insurrecto chiefs opernt; lng In Coahuila. , , , A telegram from Monterey today states Dunn, on Madero's orders, has been placed In the communlcado ' for 72 hours. DeViliiers Is held In the HI Paso Jail on the charge of "conspira cy to murder Madero." ' ' According to fieri. Villjoen,' the Boer veteran, who Is Madero's chief mili tary adviser, the scheme was that Villjoen and Orozeo were to desert Madero and start a new revolutionary movement, which would be Joined by certain Insurrecto leaders now in field, together with a Federal general known to be friendly to the "Clentiflco" party. It was represented to him, Villjoen asserts, that great' quantities of arms and ammunition were stored in the mines of Coahuila In anticipation of the new outbreak and success was as sured as "Madero would never reach Mexico City." - ' Madero was Informed or the plot and It was decided to give every en couragement to the conspirators. Vill joen declares he was to receive $25,- 000 and Orozco a like amount ror en tering into the plot to depose Madero. . Daniel Jackson. C.eueral Villjoen's attorney, stated the complaint ngilnst Do Villiers was based on a Texas sta tute and as It Is a legal conspiracy to murder a citizen of another land (Madero), It would be possible. If nec essary, to secure the extradition of many Important persons In Mexico said to be Involved In the case. BUSCH HONORED BY KAISER. St. Louis Brewer Receives Red Eagle Decoration. New York, May 29. Adolphua Husch of St. Louis has received the decora tion of the Commander's Cross or the Prussian order of the Red Eagle, in recognition by Emperor Williams of his services In promoting Germanic culture In America. His donations to the Germanic museum of Harvard uni versity total $225,000. Mr. Husch is at present In New York. The presentation was to have been made Friday, but Mr. Buseh was ill with the gout. WILSON TO THE COPPER COUNTRY SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE WILL ACCOMPANY BOARD OF COMMERCE OF DETROIT TO PORTAGE LAKE. Washington, D. C, May 29. Presi dent Taft today decided to wend Secre tary or Agriculture Wilson on the pro-reclpnaMty excursion of the De troit Ro-ml or Trade from that city to Houghton and Hancock. Michigan, ear ly In June. Wilson replaces Secretary or the Interior Fisher, who found he could not make the trip. HAS HUSBAND ARRESTED. Mrs. Sadie Adams of Tamarack ap peared In Justice Fisher's court this afternoon and swore oift a wnrrant ror the arrest or 'ner husband, John W. Adams, charging that tie made threat against her life. Adams 'will appear In court this evening. Mrs. Adams asks that he tie placed under 1 mixta to 1eep the peace. COSTER DEFEATS CONLEY. New Orleans, May 29. Joe Coster of Brooklyn gave a severe boating to Frankle Conley of Kenosha, Wils., In a twenty-round bout at tho West Side Athletic club yesterday afternoon. Three judges " were unanimous In awarding the Brooklyn boy the honors and he I now slated to meet Abe At tell for the featherweight championship. Old Comrades Meet (Memorial Day, 1911) ,. :.., - yC. v.---i-jwV CLASP hands, old comrades, after fifty years! Shake while the flag you fought for floats above you! We greet you now with Because, old boys, DECORATION DAY. Hushed the cannon' mocking sound, and hushed OiV: c'iank of sword.. -I hear no shouts, no (battle cry, from luisty soldier hordes. No inspiration comes from fife and drum upon tho air, I sea no grleam of bayonets and hear no trumpets Idare. 1 eo no mar lilng columns with the rhythmic swing of feet. And I hear no cry of "charge" nor do I hear the word "retreat." They march today, these soldiers gray, Who suffered, f ought, and bled, And g to lay a wreath or spray Of blossoms on their dead. I seo no form of tattle with tho ffhrlckliig Hull and shot. And I smell no fumes of powder where the firing line liot; No wounded lay upon the od, tnelr life Mood ebbing fast From blackened mouths, of hell no tiurtllug demons now are cast. FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST I CIVIL WAR ENGAGEMENT TO BE CELEBRATED AT PHILIPPI. Phlllppl, W. Va . May. 29. The great Home-Comlng week, arranged by the local board of trade nnd the citizens of riiillppl In general, to commemor ate the 60th anniversary nf the first land engagement of the. Civil War, which took place at Philippt. began this morning under the most auspicious conditions. The town Is full of visit ors from all parts of the state and the crowd Is constantly swelled by new ar rivals. The official celebration beiin this morning with a military salute and later in the day a guard mass meeting was held, presided over by Judge Al ston 11. Dayton. Major J. P.lackbnrn Ware welcomed the visitors nnd J. Hop Woods extended greetings to the fdd soldiers In attendance. The re sponse was made by lr. (S. W. H. Kempar, of Muneie, Ind. The pro gram for the rest of the day Iniiudcd a balloon ascension, a band concert and several addresses. Special programs have been ar ranged for every day in the week, espe cially for Decor lion Day and for Sat urday, June 3. the closing day of the celebration, which Is the netual anni versary of the engagement nt phlllppl. One day has been set apart for the old soldiers, fine for the ladies, and one for the native West Virginians who came bark to; the "Mountain State," on this occasion. COMMEMORATE EIRST BATTLE ml r .. .., I ii -. v i 11? f v mm tV-V- i-.fv s Mr W Z n1 h '. X n' ''' C'lvOtf&Z!': reverential cheers, we love you. 1 1 hear no ohceis of victory, no walling of ill feat No cmiip fires (burn on yonder hill, be yond tbe- Uhift-e tr ct. Down the street with feeblo feet I see the heroes como A gray array, they march today With softened, muffled drum. I see no lines of cavalry get ready foi the fray, I fee no Foldon fields of red when pmoke has cleared away; There comes no clash of sabers nor the muskets' rattling smnd 1 hear no ping of lead tn.it lays Its harvest to the ground. I see no cities desolate nor devastated farm I hear no eall Tor sturdy youth to an wwer war's alarms! They march today, these soldiers gray, With "Glory" nt their "nead They go to lay a wreath or spray Of blossoms on their dead. Will F. Griffin In Milwaukee Sen tinel. OffERS TO GIVE STATE FINE PARK MILLIONAIRE HANSEN OF GRAY LING PLANS GREAT GAME PRE SERVE AND FOREST . RESERVE. Cra.vlln?, Mich., ;May 29. (Michigan may have f.r all time a forest and :j:iin preserve of 7,o00 acre If the plans of Nclxo Hansen, millionaire lumberman of this city, are carried through successfully. The lan I -which Hansen would give to the Mate I located In Crawford county near this town and Is one of the few remaining well timbered tract of such si.e. It abound In -wild game iijid is an ideal pot for a park su- h as Mr. Hansen would like to give to Michigan. It Is traversed by tranche of the AuSa! lo liver and la worth .ihout $2(.(M. It I Mr, Hansen's plan to have It preserved by the state a th great na tional parks,' such ;is the Yt How-stone and Harden of the ( wis, are kept, but iie goes further In that he want It used ns a breeding ground f r game which can 1e transferred to iart8 of this Ptate where game Is becoming ex tinct. The property would have already been formerly tendered but for two thing:: Mr. Hansen wishes the control. In n large measure, to remain In the hands of the authorities, and (besides, ho wants to Im assured that the property will be used In perpetuity for tle pur poses ifor which it is given to the commonwealth. Some legal tangles have arisen and GREAT AVIATION MEETING OPENS FAMOUS BIRDMEN FROM ENG LAND AND AMERICA TO COMPETE AT COLUMBUS OHIO, THIS WEEK. Columbus, O., May 29. The great aviation meeting which opened here today under the most auspicious con ditions, has attracted aviators and oth er persons interested In the theoretical and practical phuses of air navigation from all parts ol the United States and even from EngLmd and other European tountrles. The fact that two of the world's most famous flyers, Earle L. Ovington and Tom Sopwlth, England'a famous blrdmen are scheduled to take part In the various contests and exhl blti6ns and that Harry M. Horton, of New York, the Inventor of the aero plane wireless, Is to make dally flights end send messages to the ground sta tion has greatly added to'the Import ance and general Interest of this meeting, which will continue thnnjgh the week, closing on Saturday. It is expected that some of the contestants will make new speed and endurance records. The United States Signal Corps is represented at this meeting by Captain Arthur S. Cowan. U. S. Signal Corps, who will be on the grounds every day, making observa tions. GOV. OSBORN TO SPEAK. Ypsllantl. Mich., May 29. P!ins are well under way for the state en campment of the G. A. H. here June 21 to 23. Among the speakers will be Governor Osborn, who will address the veterans on "Michigan's War Gov ernor." Other prominent speakers will be present. I. MT. GETS POSTAL BANK. Washington, D. C, May 29. Post master General Hitchcock designated to.lay fifty additional postal savings depositories, making the number In op eration thro hundred. The offlceis designated today, which will open, June 27th, Include: Ottawa, Colllnsvllle and Stiunton. Illinois': Shelden. lwa; Yankton.' South Dakota: Iron Moun tain, MKli., nnd. Wauwatosa, Wis. FAMOUS ERISCO RESORT BURNS THE CHUTES, LARGEST AMUSE- MENT PLACE IN CITY, DE STROYED BY FIRE EAR LY TODAY. San Francisco, Calif., May 29. The Chutes, San Francisco's largest amusement resort, was burned at 1 o'clock this morning. The loss Is two hundred fifty thousand dollars. A lodg ing house adjoining also was burned and two men are supposed to have perished. Three other occupants were dangerously hurt. The Chutes theater built of concrete was the only build ing within the resort that was saved. Three Victims of Fire. Three bodies were later recovered from the ruins of the Chutes fire. HAD A NEW GRAFT. Denver, Col., May 29. Advertising matter proclamlng him "the discover er of Lover's Iane," and 'offering to advise clients "how to get the other fellow's girl," were found among the effects of Erwln Grima, or Syracuse. X. Y., when arrested here on a charges or theft from various wholesale fur nishing concerns. BIG STRIKE IS ENDED. Lynn, Mass., May 29. Seventy bist ers, whose strike on April 6th threw nearly 2.000 persons out of work here, must retrun to their benches Wednes day under their old agreement, pend ing a settlement, which, If not satis factory In a reasonable time will go to the state board of arbitration. SON OF KAISER INJURED. Berlin. May 29. Prince Joachim, the youngest Fon of Emperor William, was seriously Injured today during sham battle exercises of the second guard brigade. One of his feet Is thought to have been broken. The maneuvers .were conducted under the personal command of the Emperor. a tlg coterie of lawyers In now en gaged in slving these. As soon as this Is accmnplisihe 1, the tender will bo made. It Is possible that It will be noeewxnry to wait intll the next session of the legislature when a lav can la- passed to provide tor the turn ing over or the tract. Mr. Hansen, or the lumber firm of Selling & Hansen. Is one of the vlri eer lumter barons of thl section or the state. For years he has operated nroun 1 Grayling and In other parts or Michigan and Is several tlme-n a millionaire. NEW RECORDS EXPECTED AT . II Sperd Demons to Compete for $35,000 Prize in 500-Mile International Sweep Stakes Tomorrow TRACK IS IN FINE CONDITION Machines of Beet Known American and Foreign Makes to be Pilot ed by Fearlese Drivers in Great Contests. Indianapolis, Ind., May 29. All Is In readiness ror the 000-mile International Sweepstakes race to be decided on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to morrow. The two-and-a-malf-mile brick oval is In fine condition, the ad ditional grandstands are completed and the two-score contestants have j their cars tuned up and re&dy for the best of which they are capable. Many Smash Record. The practice work augurs well for the smashing of records. Practically every leading make of machine, both American and foreign, will be repre sented In the contest. Many bets are already being posted and thousand of dollars will change hands on the re sults of the great race. Five teams rank In the favorite end of the betting, the Benz, Flat, Lozier, National Rnd Marmon. The Simplex and one or two other makes are also well thought of by the talent. $35,000 First Prize. A most complete scoring and. an nouncing system is ready for the race, and more than one hundred men will be employed to keep accurate account ing of the cars in their flights around the brick course. . The large number of entrlee and the size of the stake the winner will re- celve $35,000 combine to give promise of the, most notable automobile speed event ever held In the United States. Many Famous Drivers. , Among the leading drivers who will pilot the racing machines are Harry Grant, winner of two Vanderbllt Cup races; Knlpner, who captured the Tled emann Trophy at Savannah last No vember; De Palma, Strang, Dlsbrow, Hearne, Bruce-Browne, Dawson. Lytle and others whose names are familiar on both sides of the Atlantic. In anticipation of the race Indianap olis has suddenly become the Mecca of the automoblllsts of tho country, nnd every hour brings moro In ma chines and on trains. Present Indica tions are that fully 100,000 visitor will witness the race. The gates at the track will open at 0:30 o'clock to morrow and the big race will start promptly at ten o'clock. UNVEIL LINCOLN STATUE. Newark, N. J., May 29. Col. Theo dore Roosevelt will deliver the oration tomorrow at the unvlllng of a statue of Abraham Lincoln In front of the court house In this city. Elaborate arrangements have been completed for the ceremonies, which will be In charge of the Grand Army of the Republic. . LEPROSY CURED IN NEW YORK TWO PATIENTS DISCHARGED FROM BLACKWELL ISLAND HOSPITAL AFTER LONG TREATMENT. New York. N. Y.. May 29 That lep rosy can be cured Is apparently dem onstrated by the discharge of two pa tients at Blackwell's Island hospital here arter several years treatment In Isolation. The first patient, an Amer ican, was allowed his freedom eight months ago, but no announcement was made until this week as It was reared that ir any publicity were attached to the case lire would be made unbeara ble ror the patient. The second patient. n woman, was also discharged some time ago and deported to her old home In the West Indies where she has since married. There are still six lepers un der the care or the city physicians at Blackwell's Island. The doctors de clare that leprosy cases are rar less dangerous than the tuberculosis cases. of which there are over 900 on thai Island. , HARRIMAN UNIVERSITY. " New York, May 29. The American says Mrs. K. 11. Harrlman has decid ed to found a memorial to her late husband, whose wealth haa made her the richest woman In American. Mil lions will be advanced to the unlver jsity as needed and money will be sup plied eufflclently to enable the Insti tution to take the highest rank. South i ern California may be the location J chosen.