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THE CALUMET NE n js I H THE WEATHER PRESS. TODAY'S NEWS TODAY. INCREASING CLOUDINESS WITH PROBABLY SHOWERS TONIGHT OR THURSDAY VOL XX CALUMET, HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 13, 19" NO: 268 WS JAMES J. WARD STARTS FLIGHT Another Aviator Begins Coast-to Coast Trip, Leaving New York Today FOWLER WILL BE DELAYED HIS AEROPLANE 18 BADLY WRECKED AND IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO SEND IT TO FACTORY. New York, N. Y.. Sept. 13, Aviator James J. Ward started at 9:08 o'clock this morning rrom Governor's Island for a flight to tho Pacific coust, for a prize of $50,000. Ward Makes Good Progress. Ashbrook, N. J., Sept. 13. Aviator Ward landed here on hlH coast-to-coast flight, having taken the Lehigh Valley railroad for Erie. He anmo Im mediately and started for Mlddletowa Fowler's Plans Badly Upset. Alta, Cal., Sept. 13.--Avlator Fow ler has not yet decided when he will resume his flight to New York, ft may be necessary to send his wrecked aeroplane to the factory for repairs, In which event he will be unable to leave for a week. Fowler met with an accident here yesterday. As he came Into view in this section. It was apparent that something was wrong with his ma chine. About a half mile from here his course suddenly deviated sharply. He did not slacken speed and his ma chine dashed full Into the two trees. At a height of about fifty feet from the ground the right plane of the ma chine struck tho rlg'ht hand tree with a splintering sound and the force of the Impact sent tho craft careening apalnst the other tree. This second Wow crufhed the left plane and, with both wings thus crumpled Into a use less mass, the machine hovered for a fraction of a wecond and then over turned. In falling, the tall-pleco was doub led up beneath the craft by the force of the wind and the biplane hit the ground with Its tall-piece and propel lers, pointing downward, thus splinter ing both propellers and the rudder. Fowler remained In his seat until the machine struck the ground, when he was hurled against the motor and through the debris of the rudder to the ground. Spectators rushed to his aid and his Injuries were quickly giv en attention. It proved that he was mly slightly Injured, although It was at first thougnt he was seriously hurt. STEEL EARNINGS NORMAL. Profit for Third Quarter Expected to be 132,000,000. New York, Sept. 13. Indications are that the net earnings of the United States Steel corporation for tho third quarter of this year will reach well up to $32,000,000. July earnings, the first month of the cur rent third quarter, were approximate ly $U.000,00fl. If August showed up as well as July and the current month records a falling off of even xj.uoo.miv this will mean $32,000,000 net for the whole quarter. Net earnings of $32.ono,ono can be regarded as favorable, everything considered. Had all steel hlped been for domestic consumption, earn ings would have been larger. As It Is $32,000,000 net Is larger than gen erally expected by the trade. In only four previous third quar ters, have net earnings fallen l.elow 132tOOOOO Two of theso ,perlods were times of severe depression. miv 1!M4 and 1!0. The other two quarters were In 1001. Just after the steel corporation haa tecn organ ized, and 1005. Generally third quarter earnings are largo For example, In 1910 they were $37,385,187; In 1900. $38.24007: In 1907. record. yr. $43,R04.285; In 190, $38,114,624. and In 1902. 3M. S9. However, a net of 32.0OO.000 will Insure a fair surplus after all de ductions. MAKES A RECORD TRIP. N. Y. Policeman Travels to St. Louis By Trolley In Five Dv. St. lunula, Mo.,' Sept. 13.-New York to St. Louis by trolley In five days, traveling only In the day time. Is the record made by Lieut. William A J. Koelng of the New York City police force and his wife. They will start on the return trip tomorrow. Koelng nam the trip cost him $19 05 In street car fares, and only between IFayelte, Ind.. and Danville, III.. 47 miles, was tie obliged to use a railroad train. He lTt Syracuse on Sept. 5 and arrived here last Saturday. LAST OF MEXICAN WAR VETS. Chicago. 111.. Bept. 13.-Two aged survivors of the Mexican war. Francis llcnton and Thomas H. Wood, will dis band the Western Association of Mex ican War Veterans at Its last camp fire and reunion In this city tomorrow. At th fame meeting the Western As sociation of California rioneors will b3 disbanded. i FLOOD OF MOLASSES. One Million-Gallon Tank Bursts Flooding Street for a Mile. New Orleans, Sept. 13. A flood of mousses swept down several streets leading from a storage warehouse to day when a tank containing about a million gallons of the Louisiana prod uct. A sticky morass 15 Inches deep covered market street for nearly a mile. Thrifty residents secured . a year's aupply by merely'scooplng up tho syr up with buckets. ' The explosion wu caused by a' wall supporting .live similar tanks -crumbling beneath the .tremendous weight. The flow of tho molasses was so swift that two' boilers weighing 15 tons and near, the warehouse, were swept . from ineir foundations und carried across the street. ' The loss Is estimated at $50,000. CHARGE IS WITHDRAWN. Truman H. Newberry Will Not Be Held for Death of Girl. Wakefield, It. I , Sept. 13. The charge of manslaughter on which for mer Secretary of the Navy Truman II. Newberry of Detroit, was arrested last Tuesday, when his motor car ran down and killed a child, was with drawn when the case came up in the district court before Judge Nathan H. Lewis.' Fred C. Olney, the prose cuting attorney, told the court that George W. Kills of Mllford, Mass., whose 7-year-old daughter. Helen. was killed by Mr. Newberry's motor car at Narragansett Tier, did not hold Mr. Newberry criminally responsible for the little girl's death and would not prosecute. NOTED INDIAN CHIEF EXECUTED JUAN GUERRERO WALKS INTO A TRAP LAID FOR HIM BY AUTHORITIES IN LOW ER CALIFORNIA. Los Angeles. Calif., Sept. 13. Juan Guerrero, the noted -jCucapas Indian war chief and reputed bandit, was ex ecuted in Ensenada, Lower California, last Friday, according to word brought to I os Angeles from peninsular capi talists. A courier bearing the news Bet out last night for Campo. on the Mexico California border, where a band of about sixty' Cucapas are said to be waiting for the return of their chief tain. Guerrero left Los Angeles for En senada ten days ago against the ad vice of friends. His visit was said to he. vrompted by a promise from tho Mexican government to treat with him over the restitution of lands formerly belonging to his tribe. The courier, who brought back word of his death, said he was arrested as he left the Ensenada wharf. CANT KEEP OFFICERS. U. 8. Gets Resignations From Annap olis and West Point Men. Washington. Sept. 13. The navy de partment has been particularly unfor tunate In the resignations of young ollleers who have Just finished their education at West Potn( or Annapolis at government cxpenwe. In the past few weeks eight or ten midshipmen hiiiI ensisns hav'e nresented their re signations wlUr reasons sutllclent to causo the department to accept them. Iloth the Xvar and navy departments are periodically confronted with this questioft. The withdrawal of young o.lhers from the service before they have giv en the government Borne return for their education Is discouraged by both departments. A resignation is accept ed only when It Is believed there ex ists an Impediment to tho profitable retention of the young man. The navy suffers more than the nrmy; ns t- the number of reasons which disqualify an officer, one especial disqualification being susceptibility to sea sickness, which necessitates resignation of many young men. Ihirlng tho past year, it Is said at the war department, very few cadets or second lieutenants have presented their resignation. MaJ.-Gcn. Leonard Wood, chief of staff of the army, has refused to permit a lieutenant of the cavaliy to get out of the army to en gage In civil pursuits because he was about to be married. He, however, granted the young man a three months' leave of absence for his hon eymoon. PEACE CONGRESS POSTPONED. Washington, D. C, Sept. 13. The International l'eace Congress, sched uled to be held at Home, Sept. 25. has been postponed because of the cholera epidemic In that country. Announce ment to this effect was made In a cablegram received today by Secretary Trueblood on the American Peace so ciety from Dr. Gabot, secretary of the International Peace bureau at Hourne. DIRIGIBLE CATCHES FIRE. Uerlln, Sept. 13. During army man euvers ' today the dirigible balloon "M 3" caught fire and fell near the village of Grossbelow. The crew saved themselves by Jumping as they neared the ground. The airship was almost destroyed. , , t I CHINA. IS NEAR A GREAT CRISIS This is the Opinion of Students of Affairs in the Flow ery Kingdom MORE UPRISINGS EXPECTED Struggle Going on is Gigantic Test of Strength of Government and ' Provinces. ' x Washington, D. C, Sept. 13. In -tin; opinion or students of Oriental' affairs, China is rapidly approaching a great crisis In her history. The uprising in the Sze-Chuon provlence Is expected to extend to other provinces. Evidently prepared for trouble, the Chinese government has been quick t dispatch troop Into the disaffected district and to deal with the altuation with a strong hand. It Is believed the S.o-Chuen upiis ing is only the precursor of other out breaks in different jMirts of thu How ery kingdom, for thu fact is tho strug gle now going on Is really u gl.anlie test of the relative strength and powei of the control of the government us opposed to the provincial governments. Rioters Attacking City. Jjondon, Sept. 13. A dispatch re ceived from Tsu-Chau says the prefect of police there attempted to comrmml cate with Cheng-Tu by messengers; but the latter were unable to gel through the lines of rioters who wert attacking the city at 'four points. Troops line the walls of Cheng-Tu, Iho defending city. There was fighting within the walls of Cheng-Tu on Sept. 7 when several persons on both sides were .killed or wounded. The rebels were repulsed. Chinese Admiral Received. Washington, D. C, Sept. 13. Hear Admiral Chlng Ping Kwung, tho sec ond highest officer of thu Chinese navy, was formally received today by tho ranking officials of the American nation in Washington, lie called up on acting Secretary of State Wilson and Acting Secretary of tho Navy Wlnthrop, He was cordially greeted by both officials, who later returned the call of the Chinese admiral at his home. Wlnthrop later entertained the admiral at luncheon. OSBORN SEES WILSON PLOT? SAYS THAT GOVERNOR REFUSED TO ATTEND CONFERENCE OF EXECUTIVES IN NEW JERSEY. Spring Lake, N. J Sept. 13. Gov. Burke of North Dakota presided at to day's session of the conference of gov ernors. Gov. Foss of Massachusetts was the first speaker. Employers' Ha llllles and worklnginen's compensa tion was his theme ami opposition to the "unnecessary Interference of Fcd- ral control," was the keynote of his peech. Did Osborn Make Statement? Former Gov. Fort of New Jersey took official cognizance today of r.n al leged interview with Gov. Osbe;rn of Michigan, in which Osborn was quoted as saying he would not attend the con ference on the ground It was part of a campaign to boom Wood row Wilson for tho Democratic nomination for the presidency. Fort does not believe Osborn made the statement attributed to him. He says In his correspondence with Os born it contained no such Intimation. Fort aays Wilson had nothing to do with getting the conference to come to Spring Lake and he repudiates the "insinuation tho interview would seetn to make." CHICAGO PRINTER MURDERED. Chicago, III., Sept. 13. Uefore day light today robbers held up and mur dered Emmet McChesncy, aged 54, a newspaper printer. McOhesney was on his way home when he was attacked beneath an elevated railroad structure. Witnesses told the police the man had been followed by a gang of negr'i thugs, led by a woman. McChesncy, whose skull was fractured, died In n hospital. JOHNSON ACCUSED OF MURDER. Madison, Wis., Sept. 13. John A. Johnson was arraigned today on a charge of murder In the first degree In connection with the denh of Annie Lembergcr. Johnson pleaded not guilty, and In default of $10,000 bail was re manded to Jail. SHOPMEN TO VOTE AGAIN. Chicago, III., Sept. 13. The Illinois Central shopmen will taka a new vote on the strike proposition. The result will not be known for ten days. French Fleet Ready For Immediate Mobilizations Germany's Reply to Moroccaji Proposals Awaited. UfcrVWR-il.i.:.'V If-:'.- The iowder niagaalnoa of the French warships are full, and tbu fleet Is declared to be ready for Immediate mo billiatlon should such action becomo ueccssary ujon the receipt of Gertuany's reply to the French proposals regard ing settlement of the Moroccan situation. At tbe same time u fleet of more than lot) German vessels Is assembled at KleL Germany's answer cannot be delayed much louRer1, as It is known that she is anxious" to have the dispute settled beforo the opening of the reichstag early lu October. The Illustration shows the First Germun hussars Inac tion at the recent maneuvers, also the new German rapid tire irtin. LEAD OF "WETS" IS WIPED OUT NOW ALMOST CERTAIN THAT PROHIBITION FORCES ARE VICTORS IN MAINE ELECTION. Portland. Maine. Sept. 13. Returns from 402 out of 521 cities, towns and plantations In the state, give a. major ity against the repeal of the prohibito ry law of 531. It was first announced, -when most of tho returns had been received, that the "wets" had scored a victory, but later returns were heavily In favor of the "drys" ami It now appears prac tically certain that tho "wets" have been defeated. This afternoon, with all but seventy- six of the 521 cities, towns and planta tions heard from, there Is an npparc'it majority of 3S'J against the repeal of prohibition. Says "Wets" Have Won. Portland, Me., Sept. 13. Tho Even ing Express, a Prohibition paper, this afternoon issued a bulletin stating Maine had gono "wet" by 5U0. ANGELL HAS RECOVERED. Son of Former U. of M. President Doubts Apoplexy Reports. Detroit, Mich., Sept. 13 "UndonM- Vdly It Is a belated report of father's illness nlsut ten days ago, from which he has recovered," said Judge Alexis C. Angel! In regard to a report that Dr. James H. Angell, president emeritus f the University of Michigan, had been stricken with nMpexy in Ge neva. Switzerland. "A week ago last "rlday we received n cablegram that he bad been very III, but the following Monday had another to the effect that he was much better. Since then we have heard nothing." ATTELL TO MEET DALEY. New Orleans. Iwt., Sept. 3. Monte Attell, former ttantam champion, has been matched with Johnny Daley, the Jersey Cltv bantam, for a ten-round go iK'fore the Orleans Athletic club, October 2, according to an announce ment here today. BIG COTTON GUARANTEE. Montgomery, Ala.. Sept. 13. Presi dent Harrett. of National Farmers' as sociation announced nt the Southern Cotton Growers' convention today that a Franco-German syndicate has guar anteed any amount up to $".". 000. 000 toward the financing of the south's cotton crop. !iS . . MAY STOP BOUT BEFORE FINISH ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS IF AF FAIR DEVELOPS INTO PRIZE FIGHT SHERIFF CAN STOP IT. Madison, Wis., Sept. 13. Assistant Attorney General Jackson, In an opin ion on the Wolgast-McParland boxing contest, says that should the affair de velope Into a prize light the sheriff can stop it. I loth Wolgast and McFarland ceased their heavy work of training today and will Indulge only in light exercise until the tlmekts'per's signal calls them in to the ring. IFrlday afternoon at 3 o'clock, according to the articles of agreement ,tloy are to tip the beam at 133 pounds, the lightweight limit. Each lighter expressed himself today a .'3 certain of .victory, and the consen ts of opinion of fight followers pre sages a contest that will make ring history. The followers of Champion W'olgast appear to share his confi dence. The Chicago crowd, however, can see nothing but the stockyards lighter. Most of them assert McFar land should be the top favorite In the betting. They contend that Paekey will overshadow thtt Cadillac boy In ten rounds and earn a decisive verdict, even if one will not be given. The general view of the conservative critics is that the affair will be an even go, and that it will lead to a longer mill to be staged on the Pacific coast. Gambling is Alleged. Chicago, III., Sept. 13. Seventy-five subpoenas were Issued today for wit nesses to appear at the e-lvil service commission's police Investigation, which next Monday Is expected to take up alleged gambling at tho Got h llaeke nse hmldt wre stling niate h on Iahor Day. Several peri Ice officials are charged with permitting gambling near the baseball park where the match was held. SOME SHOOTING, THIS. San Franclseo. Cal., Sept. 13. The 27th company, Coast Artillery, practic ing yesterday with ten-Inch guns at Lattery Cranstem In tbe Pre-sido mili tary reservation, hit a moving target at 10,000 yards six times with six shots. WIND DOES MUCH DAMAGE. Springfield. HI., S pt. 13. Much damage was done In the city by high winds last night. This niernlng the streets were strewn with de-brls and street car traffic was suspended. PEOPLE FLEEING FROM ML ETNA MORE THAN THIRTY OPENINGS IN THE VOLCANO ARE BELCH ING LAVA AND HOMES ARE ABANDONED. Cantanla, Sicily, Sept. 13. .So threat ening is the eruption of Mount Etna that people are .loaving their homes and farms and the railroad depots at Moio and Alcantara.. have been aban doned. More than thirty openings in the- mountain ire belching smoke and lava. People Are Frightened. Country About Etna is Covered With Ashes From Volcano. Canania, Sicily, Sept. 13. The erup tion of Mount Etna has beceime more intense. The shrwers . of ashe-s) and elnders are 'heavier and the rumbling eif earth shocks at short Intervals is heard for miles. The shocks are grow ing in violence and a panic prevails. The fear ef the people Is nugume'nted hy the great heat. All the country round about l.e e-eveTcd with ashes. It Is reported that three new craters have eipe-ne'd. but so far It has been Impossible to ascertain, whe-ther they are emitting lava, ben-ause of their 'iilgh situation and the thick smoke that lis over Thern. People ef the villages on the slopes of Mount Fcna . have abandoned their homes. Several house. have bee-n damaged by . tne eartlniquaks, and hundreds ef men. wemien and children, who nre without she-lter, go about from place to place carrying pictures of the saints, crying and Imploring for mi rcy At Giarre, sixteen miles frein Ca nanla .the pilicnls were carried enrt ef n he.spital by nurses, who fe-ared the building would collapse. REVENUE MEN TO GATHER. DctreMt, Mich.. Sept. 13. pet ween 200 and 300 Internal revenue officers of the United States will meet In this city next week to eliseuss plans for the bctte'rment ef the service. The e-onfer-ence will ho the first ef Its kind ever held, with the except lem ef a prelimi nary meeting held In Washington . last year for erganl.atloon purposes. EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY. Spring Tike.' N. J., Set. 13. The entire sesslems ef this, the second day of the annual conference of Oovernrs. were elevoted to the ellscusslon ef em ployers' liability ami worklngmen's condensation. The opening address this morning wss deliverer! by Gover nor Eugene N. Foss of Massachusetts. FRANCE'S REPLY SENT TO BERLIN It Insists tbe French Shall Have Free Hand Politically in Morocco - PROPOSALS ARE ANSWERED Maintenance of Commercial .Equality v , Desired Germany Expects " Peaceful Settlement. Paris, Sept. 13. The minister of foreign Affairs went to Ramboulllet today to s"bmlt to President FalUerea the Frencii 'eply to Germany's coun ter-propost. !- In the Moroccan affair. It Is undo:-( d France emphasises thev necessity of maintaining the com mercial equality of all in Morocco, and insists France shall , have a free hand politically In that country. ; Faltieres Approves Reply. Ramboullet. France. Sept. 13. Presw ident Fallieres today, approved , t.ie French reply to the late-st note from Germany regarding Morocco. It will be sent to Uerlln at once. Peaceful Settlement Expected. Berlin, Sept. 2. During the .past few days the minister of foreign af fairs has expressed implicit confi with France regarding Morocco. Th French answer to the latest German, note, it Is believed, will accept part of the German proposals, leaving others for further negotiations. Spaniards Defeats Tribesmen. Madrid, Sept. 13. An undated tele gram from Melllla, Morocco, delayed by censor, and received Tiere today, reads: "The losses to the Spaniards In tho action yesterday were eighteen dead and 77 wounded. The losses to the tribesmen were about 600 to 700 hun dred. It was a complete Spanish vic tory." CRANES' ASSERTION DENIED. Faculties of Colleges Attack. Statement Regarding Drinking. Chicago, Sept. ' 13. Members of the faculties ef several colleges aad uni versities near Chicago say there Is no basis for the charges .made by It. T. CTane, so far as they apply to the schools of the middle west. "I don't think that any attention should he paid to Mr. Crane." Thomas F. Holgate, dean of the university fac ulty at the Northwestern university, said. "I know that B0 per cent of the college body In the middle west .are teetotalers and that less than 10. per cent ever get drunk at all College of ficials are constantly weirklng toward the prevention of drinking or other forms of dissipation among the stu dents." t Cambridge, Mass., Sept. 13. The statement sponsored by R. T. Crane, the Chicago business man, that the life of the average student at Harvard was one, round ftf elisslpatlon received, only adverse criticism among the few who have, arrived In town. A telephone call to president Lowell's summer home at Cotuit brought this statement from the president: President Lowell haa not seen the report prepared by. Air. Crane, and therefore does not care to. discuss it In a general way. He be lieves, however, that a great Injustice has been done to Harvard and that the least said about the charges at thla time the better. New Haven. Sept. 13. By the offi cial figures of the number who drink. figures compiled from the membership of each da-. Mr. Crane's statement is found to be -ong regarding Yale, In the class of i: out of 314, only 176 drank, a littli over 50 per cent. In the class of 1909, out of 2S"i, those who did not use Intoxicants number 115. MRS. GERAGHTY SNUBBED. Newport, R. I., Sept. .13. However content she may be to live apart from exclusive society In a humble cottage with her chauffeur husband. Mrs. Jack Geraghty has suffered a deliber ate snub which would be painful under any circumstances. The former Julia French did not attend the army ami ravy lawn fete, as she has done In for mer years, hut elrove past the Kay scene with her husband. Sitting near ti e edge of thn-lawn were-her eld-tlme chums, the daughters of J. II. Wlllard. Mrs. 'Geraghty noelded pleasantly, but tho Wlllard girls deliberately turned their backs. ' ONE KILLED; TWO "HURT. Grlrinell. Iowa. Sept. 13. Mrs. Urnsslngton, ef Altona, Pa, was killed here early toelay when her carriage was struck by a train at the Iowa Cen tral crossing, and her grown son and her uncle William Itartell of this city were Injured. PLEDGED TO LA FOLLETTE. Huron, S. D., Sept. 13. Progressives Republicans last night adopted resolu tions favoring the selection of a dele gation to the Republncan National convention pleelgwl to LnFedlette for president, , ' , ( j