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THE CALUMET NEWS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1911 I Houghton Department TRAVEL BY BOAT REGARDED S4FE ANNUAL REPORT OF STEAMBOAT INSPECTORS SHOWS FEW FATALITIES ON THE LAKES. GREATEST AMOl'NI Of SUN EVER RECORDED EOR W, DEPTH ON GROLND EXCEEDS PREVIOUS HIGH RECORD. Storm Warning for Small Boats to Be C splayed After Doc. 1. . : . r - i re. ."iily In th weather bureau. Travel iy lxit In thiit age ia potn paratively safe, aa shown by the an- j giving the depth on the grot jiual reaoH : i-.rrfi- I'hler. cup. r-'s,ltura.0 when It wae at ,ta ling Inspector general in the steam- oVpth. aa 15.7 Inch.. a. Th. record depth tary Antt-Tutvrvu4.i movement all over the country is an important educ Uonal orfc ami we should be glad If ou would again this) year help ua ir thsa work by uatagr the seals oa your December bill and - den,-,. "We are emphasising the educational rath.r :har. if.,, financial aspect of tlu sea!, bevause this year half the pro ceeds jra to the state association Our own treasury is more depleted - been ' : -re in th. history f ihe society owing ti the increasing demand upon It by the rapid growth of the work. We must depend for our support upon private subscslptlons. un til such time as we can persuade the COSMO to take over the financial bur- BOU "t ihe W'Tk. Ai.v contributions that you may be pleaaed t. make unaccompanied by aa order for taaaag will be applied in full to the w . rk .f the local society, and will be most gratefully received. Re mittance may be made to the sevre- ai inspection service to the depart lent of c uiinierce ami labor. Tor the fiscal year ending Juno 3 i the I'nited States navigable wa- lirevious to this I l'K-al w eat he:- .-: . vember 30, 1J03. November hits :t. ilso had some re- Very truly yours. "Francis Hubbard. 8ecretar." OFFICERS ARE ELECTED. ters, 314.7s.SSO passengers were car- maraably high winds, and the chances rU-d by boats required by the gcvern inetit to r.Mirt as t the number of are, according to tbserver Cowdrick that It will establish a new high r.-cor."; passengers transported. Out of this for total movement for the month, aumbar there were only Z92 fBtatlttoO, lacking now only about four hundred During the year, according to themu,e report, th.-re were forty -two b..at a.-! A , har.ge from present mild condl dd, nts that involved fatalities. Ac- tion, i, looked f0r during the u cording to the report 8e2.m paasen-) twenty-four hours, with wind shifting gcrs were carried for each life lost it n.,rtht Ami ,ir.,n it. las. w hethi r among the passengers or from perature. Storm warning stations under the supervision .f the I'nited States weather bureau on and after l.s-. 1, tin- cn w The report, eoples of which hav be. n received at the office of the so ci. I steam v.ss.l inspectors, has a display one nd pennant to indl nuiiit'.T .. inten st i ng ligur. - I - .: Fronch-Canad.an Club Holds Mooting at Rouioau Hall. At a saeetUsg of the club of oung men whose parents are KYench-Cana-dlan. held at the Rouleau hall a few days ago, officers were elected for the BggdBnj ar as follows: - lent. Ar hie Mnyottc. Jr. Vk ITesident. Norman Demonthler. Secretary. Kdward Huelle. Treasurer. Kmil Toutant. The purpose of the club is to form a military organization whl.li will act a an escort for th. St. Jean de Haptiste l.-ty when th.- latter organisation ate moderately stron winds, the sit ing the year three were eiiipl.n . , ; n r,: (,dng hoiatad ma.nlv lor the ben-lsWslsa a public appearance. It w ill no the service 261 persons, of w hich 1""' ! efit of tishing boats and small pleasure h- confined to Hancock and Houghton. Wore officers, ,1 were clerks. 1 a tins anger and l g janitor. There w.re ttdN circular letters reKardinx the agfatot remil.itiotiM resulting in sVCci-1 ilents gttgggrtgsj LJtt The number of excursion permits Issue! was 984. In- ! spection was made ,,f :,(.! boiler plat.-s ami oc .'ia,:'.".! in.- pygaarvgw, of which 7:f. w.-re r.-J.s t..,. The color Hind xaminafioris for those applying for licenses to upefate boats nsn'l In 1 . J N 7 persons hcinK passed and M bi-ing reject... Some changes Were mad.- dtirln- , yaa ill the r.-.i rrannemetit g the sjsj. l" iising dlstrl.-ts. th,. local dlgtrlcl. g Dubuque, Iowa, In the Kitth dis trict wus made a pan of the fourth and th district of Iniluth In tlu- Fifth distri. t was mad.- a part tie- Kighth district. other minor changes w.-r. made. In the potts' of the Oreat Lwkes, the number of persons granted motor I neggjggg were as follows: Duluth. 3.r: Detroit. 4; rhlcago, 61: Grand Hav.-n ' ,,,v Mar tie :s, Milwaukee, 71: Port Huron. 57; Cleveland. 44; ,: " -,; 'swego, N. Y.. 92: Toledo. .raft. Ac -or.ling to I "bserver r'owdrlck. lo cal weather forecaster, the sijfnal will be displayed during the day time only. The announcement of this departure by the weather bureau is of much im port nice as all storm warning gtatiOgji ;it the head of the lakes and at the South shore ports and on I'ort u. lik will display the warnings. In view of the fact that this is the earliest winter that has been known ui th. Qnal I-ikes for about twenty . us. Rsartae men ik forward t. n early close of navigation. It is not . gpex ted that there will be mu h of but the promoters propose to organize branch SO in all of the towns ol the up per peninsula. TO STORE VEHICLES. Iti order that the Houghton village may have assistance in paying the u rit of $u per month on the Hu.lle building, which was leased last fall in order to increase the facilities for the Houghton Coattty Agricultural fair, it harf h. - u decided that the village will sub-rent parts of the building for stor age purposes, it being excellently ftdapted for the storing of vehicles of EXAMINATION OF MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER "Mill MENDRICKSON A N K ALA BEFORE JUSTICE LITTLE. Othor Minor Cases Disposed of in Lo cal Justice Courts. secution. .1 lnter- illed for Of others mwemenl after Not :i". when ve.,s. : all kinds. Th.- rental to be charged insurance expires, although then, are I a number of boats carrying their own insurance which may !.- available for argoes. NO official measurements have as yet bat n mad,- of the thickness of the) ic on Portage Ivike. that not being done unt.l the approach of spring, w h.-n of ficial ice bulletins ar.- Issued Weekly. 1'ioin private aouregi th baa been Informed that in Torch Lak will be nominal and it Is believed the opportunity will be eagerly grasped by Houghton resld. nts THE HINES IS RELEASED. tin The steamer Kdward Hines of nines lumbar Beet, a Men went aground Sunday night near the Michigan local bureau i Smelts, w as released yesterday by the tug Maxw. ll ..f the Whltn. y Brother, i thickness of five Inches has been not- which hnppem-d to be In port. Part of d i r: l in big Portage at places it is the Hines cargo had to be removed, the FIENDISH PAIN OF PILES. two it.. h thick. Done Away With by a Pleasant In ternal Medicine. All tiie worst tortures of human life. rolled Into one, can hardly compare THE RED CROSS SALE. Business Men Are Being Solicited Aid in Their Distribution. Business men of the portage Iik to with the fiendish pain of piles. The district yesterday received in their victim eagerly buys anything that w ill mall COgiei of I letter sent out by the bring a momentt's ease, but the trou- KoogfUen Coast Anti-Tub. n ulosls ble u-tialiy com.- hack. (N t HEM- Society, soliciting their co-operatlggi tg RoID a scientific Inward pile cure, the annual distribution of the holiday "'I f .siatrnalit blood and seals, which will be placed on sale I ). - dries up the piles. HEM-ROiD tablets,) sold by 1-igle tub. r J. The letter is as follows: "Laal year yag aaa kind enough to Pharmacy. Calumet, Mbii. Ijiurium express .,ur intercut in the work of Pharmacy, Eaurlum, M! ii.. and all the society by purchasing a .piantity druggists, under guaranty. Ir. Leon hardt '., Station B. Buffalo. N. Y. Write for booklet ol the Bed i'roa Christmas Seals. The wide dissemination "f these seals w hu h are the recognised symbol of the Whitney scow, Interstate. ).. ing us(l for the puMse. Tlie mishap was due to the linhts being out. tin keeper hav ing bean unable to g.-t f them with a rowboat owltvg to the ice. GUILTY OF SIMPLE ASSAULT. Alfred Detaaatl of South Range. 40 was arr.-st. d recently on a charge of assuult with Intent to kill, on the per son "f Valento Bartolomei, was this we.-k allowed to plead guilty t simple assault and was fined $50 and costs. The defendant was alleged t have fired a pistol through a window at Bartolomei while the latter was en gaged in putting up a stove pipe. Mattl Hendrlckaon Ankahi. the man cl arg- d with tin- murder . t Mis. Ida Kaar.dn at St. Mary's on N member w.is given his hearing ai. xamin ation b. fore Justice of the Peace 'has i Little today, the place hearing being tranaferred from Jus: . Little's court to th. Houghton . .4.- hall Judge Littles office being too small to u. commodate the large uiber of witnesses and others con.. i In the case. Th.- defendant was brought down from the jail, where he ha- n held since his arrest following t!. Inquest His wounds In the head Inflicted by pistol bullet at the time of the Kaarela shooting, have healed up and ban dagee that were conspicuous at th time of the appearance of nkala at the inquest have been dis need with. Prosecuting Attorney M.l'oiiald 1.- handling the ase for the i with Sakrls Silvola as ofti preter. All the witnesses the bSQUOal besides a numb. have be. n subpoenaed, making over a doaea In alL and as most of ihem an Finnish p. . pie unable to sp.ak l'ngllsh th.-ir testimony is necoaaarlly being taken through an interpreter. Since the Inquest there have been no further develoj.ments Of I nportance announced by the offielnls. who have however, been continuing their Inves tigation and believe they have a strong egae agnipst the defendant, even with out finding the pistol with which the l titiLT agg done, and to locate which .v.ry effort has proven rrunies.-. it is probable thnt Ankala, or "H.n- ?'i ks .n" as he Is genTally known. ,vill ..- bound over for trial at tie- Jan uary term of circuit court. Tnrl Tocklfl. charged with disorder ly conduct, was nrraisned before Jus tice 08tl!!tvaa this morning and was let off with Ihe payment of the costs of the case. Monday afternoon a batch of five was brought before Justice o'Sulllvan Charged with creating a di-turbance and fighting among theni Ives In n boarding house over Helkl.oncn's sa loon mar the bridge. Th. men were Jutmttl Lapnalahaan, Jacob Tyynlsmaa. joha Pargonen. John k. Uakl gad John Hgkl Classified ads bring results. u S. Department of Agriculture WEATHER BUREAU WILLIS L. MOORE CL i UsCsfrfO r - . , WILLIS L. MOORE, tb ei ( . Hr f ( fLw rZi A' ' til i P i A"' 1 .. ....... f .. I '0 C"6'T ( Temp Wind I , uttona X I H wm o, . S Weettmr - z1- ' ' " ml sr. ml iTlili Alpena ... 22 ll Cloudy sw 6 Tttiffalo .... 24 24 I't.Ody I ! 0 Chicago ....HJ !: Bt.4 i.ly s IK 0 ruluth 2v 22 t'loudy nt 0 Kwariaba . . :: j f.,ud a VI 0 fm aa Ray . n j.. . 9gag sir. Tlonghton .. is Cloudy s a Marquette . , I CtaiMf Mllwaukes. 2t 2H (I.MHl s 14 I Port. Canal. "louv 20 an. Fran. .. ir, id OogfeT 4 t tJt. r.iui .. 31 N Clagr s II o Washington 32 32 Oear nw I Winnipeg .,28 26 Know aa 4 0 Houghton, Mi. h. S. We Nov. 22 1 ' I r Lure, 1 1 :. IvlL Forecasts Till 7 P. M. Thursday: Ceaper Caaacry: j-robabi-. snow to r.ihi and ThurMay. Cold, r Thurs fear. ' f'1" r Ml. higan snw tonight ana 1 hui Kdi.y. Lake Suj,. rtof IfneetUed, probabij 'I H lay. 'older Itrb"k south wind. hlfiit to northwest tonight and prob ably in r. asing. Weather Cond.t.one. The low prataure area oer the Hat ky Mountains yeH.r.la has movnl east ward fo th. ;,, lt plains and has de- ' eloped I w 1 , . ,,,. ov,.r w. hihomi and the other In the vicinity of Winnipeg. The high pressure area on 1 h. north I . - . st. 1 .la bus 6 1 followed rapid!) upon thin storm, now covering- all eec-Uuna from the Pacific OOael to the western portions of the I'lalns stales. This proaauro llstrlbu lion bus resulted In cloudy weather at many stations In the Central Valleys n d throughout th. Lake Region, but yet but very little precipitation Is 1. ported. It i- warmer In the Missis sippi Valley, but much colder over the W.st and Northwest. The high over the Mississippi Valley Is now e. ntral over Pennsylvania and the barometer Is above normal at all stations from the Mississippi River eastward, except for moderately low pressure over the ex treme Northeast. Pair weather is gen eral over the Eat and brisk northerly winds have occurred on the Atlanti. coast. Itrisk winds are reported on both sides of the Canadian storm a n ler; south to southeast over the hikes and Northwest In tin- Imkota and Montana. H. If. 00WDMGK. "POP" CONCERT FRIDAY. Novel Entertainment by Anti-Tuberculosis Society. Several special features have been prepared for 'he "pop" co- .ert to be glTgg at the Ainpliidrotne hall Friday evening under the auaploee of th Houghton County Antl-Tuben ulosi society. Inning th.- concert program, which will b- rendered by th.- c. & 11. or ehantrt before the danciagi the an dience will be seated about tables and refreshments will be served. Dtaiat stories will be told b Harry Soudy o frog Mountatp. whose reputation as laugh provoker extends over the en tit.- ggpar peninsula. rlie entertainment will he otic of th, hnoat novel ever given n the coppi .unity ami it is xpe tnl It will b very aucceaaf ul. 1 nc concert .-.mi nan..- programsnre to be played by tin- Ciuimet & Bacla orchestra and Int. t.e Rarnard 1ms arranged the follow inu program: Concert Projram. March CotMUarpolnl Jewell. . Selections from "The Chocolate Bol .Her" Strauss. (a) Set ' liade i'lute and Horn -Till. (b) Dunce of the Hours Pon chi. 111. ( vert ure -William T. llRosslnl. BJUphonium sob. Th. Follies Rer fergl liuns; Harry King. "Whit's the Matter With Father.' Humores.ue Lampe. Paraphraae on "M Old Kentucky Home" DalbjT. S-los for different instruments. Program of Dances. Th.- Dejstar Princess. Mull Hula. Blue Danube. The W histler and IPs Dog. Put Your Anns Around Me Honey Italian Nights, atadamg Sh.-rry gpaaa. Jungle Queen. Bel udiantlna. Th.it afeamerlslng Mendelssohn Tune. The Wedding of the Winds. The "pop" concert Is given by th women of the Houghton t'ounty Antl- Tuperculoals society for je benefit of the society. Kvery . ffort has been made to make It worthy of a large attendance, A large number of tickets have been placed out for sale at vari ous central points and many have been sent personalis- to well known supporters of the society. Christmas Seals. The society's annual distribution of fhrlstmus seals has begun and In this connection the following circular sent out by the sc. ntary, Miss Hub!.;ud Is of interest. It is addressed to the businessmen : Tast year yon wet.- kind rnui;h to express our Inter, t in the w ork ,,f the society by put-chasing a rpian tlty of the Red 1 'toss 'htlstmas Heals. The wide dlssenilnntl.m of these seals. which are the reeognlz. .1 symbol of the Antl-tuber ulosls movement all over th. . ountrr. Is an Important educa tional work; an J we should be glad f ; ' v ' Mil again this year help us In this work by using the eeals on your December bills and correspond ence. We er emphasizing the educational rather than the financial aspect of the senile, because this year half the pro ceeds from their xae goes to the state association. Our own treasury Is more depleted than it has been before in the history of the society owing to the increasing demands upon it by the rapid gtowth of the work. We must depend for our support uimui private subscriptions until such time as we .an p. :'sua.l the county to take over the II nun. lal burden of the work. Any contributions that you may be ph asi 1 to make unaccompanied by an order for stamps will be applied In full to tag work of the local society an I will be most gratefully received Remittance may be made to the aec- retary, EDWARD AUL IS DEAD. Well Known Chassell Resident Suc cumbs to Stroke of Paralysis. Kdward Frderlek Aul, for a long tun. 'ot. man of the Worcester Lumber . ompany's sawmill, died shortly after ml.lnlgl t at his home In Chassell from the effects of a stroke of paralysis which he sustained on Saturday last. Mr. Aul was sixty-one years of age. and was one of the best known resi dents of Chassell, being DM of Its old est residents and one whose demise will be sincerely mourned by a large circle of frlen.'s. He leaves a wife and one daughter, and he was a brother-in-law of K. A. Hamar. He was born In Careen Ray. t which place the bo.lv will be shipped tomorrow after noon for Interment. The funeral Of the late John Allen, who died several days ago at Kellogg, Idaho, will be held tomorrow afternoon from the Cracc Methodist Kplscopal church, with interment at Forest Hill. Plltrrim lodge. Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which the decedent was a member, together with Superior Canton of the Patriarchs Militant and the local encampment will have charge ..f the funeral and all Odd Fellows of Houghton are Invited to participate LAZY LIVER, BILIOUSNESS, HEADACHE, COALED TONGUE OR A BAD STOMACH You men and women who somehow can't get feeling right who have an almost dally headache, coated tongue, foul taste und foul breath, dizziness, .an t shop, arc nervous and upset, bothered with a alck, gassy, disordered .-toinach, or have backache and feel all worn out. Are you keeping clean inside with as. at. ts r merely forcing a paas i.g. way gw J few days with aalta, cathartic pills or eaotor oil? This la im portant. PasiaretH immediately cleanse und regulate tho stomach, remove the sour, undigested and fermenting food and foul gnasegj tuke the excess bile from the ILer and carry off the decomposed waste matur and poison from the Intestines and bowels. A t ascaret tonight will straighten you out by morning a 10-cent ho will keep your entire family feeling good for months. Don't forget the chlldreii--their Httlo inside s ncod u good, gentle cleansing, too. ttaCO)lfr REGULATE STOMACH, LIVER & BOWELS TASTE 6000 -NEVER GRIPE OR SICKEN. DANCE FOR RELIEF FUND. Arrangements have been made by the S uith Range branch of the Italian IJe.l Cfcaigj society for a dance to be given at the Smith Range town hall Sunday night, lag proceeds of which will go to the relief of the Injured sol diers In Tripoli. In addition each of the octettes n the Range has agreed to donate $.'a. A canvass of the Italian residents In the different towns is be Ing conducted and already over $100 has be. n collected at Trimountain. WORK !S SUSPENDED. loc per bo Ilso 26c and 60c boxes Any Drug Store EU tit storms have so interfered with the work of Powell and .Mitchell, the contractors In charge of the repairs on I lie canal nreiiK water, mai nicy have decided to suspend operations for the season, announcement to that f- t having been made y.-st. r.lay by Mr. Mitchell of Mar. pi. -He. Work will 1 mechan ism be resumed In the spring. has brought the starch board along to a point where It is exactly under the mould board, and then median ici ly the mould board comes down and presses its hundreds of moulds all nt once into the coating on the starch board; which you see again a moment later, go longer presenting a smooth unbroken surface, but with hundreds of uniformly spaced cavities. A little further gloggj in the direc tion !q which the starch board is trav eling you see :a t crosswise of the con veyor belt and just above it a tank which at the bottom is wedge shaped and from which, uniformly spaced across from side to side, project down ward a large number of short little spouts. The tank Is kept filled with th cream material at this stage of such u consistency that it will flow somewhat fre. ly and now here cornea along mov ing steadily on the conveyor belt one of those starch boards full of exactly spaced rows of cavities, and the in stant the first row eaejsgg liiulu- the row of spouts the spouts all open at oti.e. while from each there Hows just cream 1 nough to mi the cavity under it. As the starch board keeps moving so the spouts keep on filling tlx- cav ities row after row. The opening- and dosing of the spouts is done b a ni . h adjust. .1 tim.d to the movement HOUGHTON 8REVITIES Deputy Sheriff Pert M llano left this morning for Newberry with a f tiiah patient. Dc.-r .ar.asses arrived at the local express office this morning shot b' Ii B. Randall and Joel Abb. both of Houghton. Two childr.-n from Iron River, two from t'aluinet and one from the Son ware received reeterday at the ;o' win rang. William C. Ridit.-r of MilwauUc. commercial agent of the NTckle PtaU line was a business visitor In Hough ton yesterday. The steamer Juniata of the Ancho line and the Rochester of the vVesterr. Transit Company arrived here west bound with freight this morning. The examination of Philip MoflSnenj Of DodgevlVle, charged with a saulting Stella Warren with Intent to kill, will take place before justice Little on No vember 28. The Young Ladies of St. Ignatius chun Ii w ill hold a card party next Tuesday evening in the church par lors. Progressive pedro and f.OO will be played and refreshments will b. Korvcdi .Marriage licenses have been Issuei lo I'i hi. . sc.. (iattollni, of lliibbdl and Maria Antotm.tta of Calumet; Pi.-tr Yiall and (111 leaping Rracco of Cutg met; and to (.iovaniii Itausano and If adellna dhscoletta f CalumeC A (loll rale will be conducted oil Saturday at the store of it. r. iang by the Re. tor's Aid society of Trlnitv I a. is. opal church. The Trinity Church 1 1 1 If I will conduct a turkey supper and bazaar in the parish rooms on in .-da v ev ening next. MAKING CHOCOLATE CREAMS. If hoi olate . reams were made one ;i time by hand the process would slow and laborious and expensive. s a matter of fact they are made In arge numbers at once and with groat rapidity by the aid of simple but In genious machinery, says the New York Sun. There are first made a great number. thousands, of piaster cones exactly illke in size and shape, and of the pie Is. , dimensions of tlm cream It is de- sit, d to make. Some hundreds of these ones are attached In uniformly spac d rows n he under side of a board that Is maybe is or 24 inches wide -the mould board. (n another board of precisely the ggAg dimensions they build up a cov rlng or layer of prepared starch. whl. h is levelled off perfectly flat on p and which In Its thickness depends on the size of the cream o be made in this operation; the layer of standi fggj b ;in Im-h, more or less, In thick ness. This is the stan h board The saOgM board, with all those rows f little .-ones or moulds projecting from Us under side, is held In a Rat ban lea I contrivance over a horizontal ndleas belt, and now a little further away they place on this conveyor the starch board, whose coating appears now with that smooth, flat, unbroken surface; but In a minute the conveyor (of the starch board, which opens the spouts the instant the cavities begin to come under them and doses them Just nt the instant they pass beyond; there is no drip from row to row. Out fr.mi under the tank the starch hoard comes with each and every cavi ty in every row full afaraaeai and Hu n the board, Just as it Is. goes to the dry room, where it remains for from twenty-four to seventy-two hours for the oraggag to harden. Then, taken from tin dry room, the board wl'h the ofgggeg all still in it is put into a contrivance that spills them all out into another carrier that cu rios the cream along between oa hair brushes which brush off any par ticles ol starch that may have adhered to them, and then the creams gag ready to go to the .lipping room to be dipped ill chocolate. cout'trv that they arc performing ex tremely difficult and import. int tasks. Thetf sole Inter, st and concern is to (ill their po Uets with as little exertion as need be, the good of the people be ing a matter of no consideration to them. The only By In their ointment is the fact that they cannot all bo In oillce at the same time, and so the Ins have the uncomfortable knowledge that the outs ate constantly scheming to .011-1 them. "The peasant has lost what little faith he had In the politician. Tho man who palled the chestnuts out of the Bta is growing impatient of sup porting th most expensive govern ment In the world. He begins to real ize that he bgg been the tool of a ggpg I ill of shrewd countrymen who made rUr Ut0 in.-it securing their per sonal ends and are still exploiting him. The peasant is supine to g shameful degree, but there Is a limit to his forbearance, and lt has almost boon n ached. He is ripe to serve tho purposes of any agitators any one who will offer a fair prospect of chang ed conditions. Kv. n as these lines are being written, a revolution is brewing In Cuba. Two have been nipped In the bud dnrtnaj the present adminis tration. The n. xt will be more diffi cult to suppress. It will be more wide spread and spontaneous. What is the remedy for Cuban con ditions'.' Ann. nation to the Pnited States appears to be the only com Bjetg that lent one. The measure would have the unanimous support Of tho property and business interests. The guaJlfO and the mgr.. would be indif ferent to it as a political matter, but if thO could he pe sua. led that lt would entail their material welfare, they would welcome lt. The only ele ment of the population from which any serious opposition might be anticipated is the politi.-ians. That It will ggggg to pass before many years Is the con viction of most wdl-lnfornied na tives and others who have u knowl edge of the situation." , , 'THIS IS MY 81ST BIRTHDAY. Justin McCarthy. Whoge reputation as statesman. historian. journalist, novelist and orator is world-wide, was born in Cork. Ireland. November 22, is3o. ii.- earl) maetered the clgastca, and at is was forced to earn his own bread. Cor several years he was em ployed as reporter and stenographer on Liv.-rpod and Cork tiai.er.s until Mf, when he became political editor g the bnndOg Star, then owii'-d by John Bright, the celebrated statesman. Later he visited America, laoturlaa in.l writing for the inagazin. s. Mr. McCarthy s greatest speech vn made in defense of Parnell during the great leaders light against the London Time His greatest litt-rarv achieve ment is "The History of Our nwn Times," a c 1 1 t'on i.'le of what has han- pened in the three countries of th. I'nited Kingdom sine the beginning of the r.ign of QgROg Victoria In ...hli Hon to this and several other works of history, Mr. McCarthy has pre lue- I a sore or more of popular novels FREAKS OF BULLETS. CONDITION OF CUBA. Exacts Tariff and Yet Has No Indus tries to Protect. "Cuba Is a country of contrasts: land of anomalies," saw Korbes land say, the well-known writer and travel r, in a thought-compelling paper in jippincott's Magazine, "ne of the many curious anomalies of the Cuban system of administration l f .uiid In the customs duties. Here a eoi.iiiij noun nas practically no Industries to protect; its tariff ex action falls upon each soul at the rate of $12 per head. The p.r eaoit.a con. If! button of the peopl. of the LTllltad States to the custom revenue Is jagg In other countries It is considerable less. This tax falls Basse the ' r, but lt 's hardly necessary to sav that ultimately the consumer pav it Ince more than half th. Island's Im portations are fond -stuffs or articles of lothing. the masses lie, essarilv dis harge the great bulk of the cugtsgRg duties. In short, here as elsewhere the everlasting pressure falls most hen He on the nenannt The only lass of Cubans thnt la waxing fat and living In contentment la that composed or the officeholders the professional politicians. Th toll n,.t hut they nap with prodigious assidu ity. They fill easy Jobs on extrava gant salaries, and try to persuade tfeai Stories of Happenings on the Field of Battle. At the battle ..f pej.ch Orchard, when M. Cl, n.,11 was making his change of base, a Michigan infantry man fell p. the ground as If shot dead, and was hft iving in g heap as tho r.-giinciit changed position. The bullet 'that had hit him. stales a writer in iiarp. rs Weekly, first struck the bar rel of his gun. then glanced and struck off a button of Bio pent tore the watch out Of his vest po.-ket, and struck tho man just over the heart, where It was; topped by a songl.ook In his shirt pocket. e was unconscious for three- quartera of an hour, age it was a full month before the bla.-k-and-blue sis.t disappeared. AI Plttaburaj Landing a member of the Twelfth Michigan Infantry stopped to give a wounded man a drink from his canteen. While In this act, a bul let aimed at his breast struck the can teen and burled itself in the log of a hois. . The eantcen was spilt op.-n and dropped to the ground in halves. M the second Pattle of Hull Run, g New York infantt v man was passing '", I" a comrade when a bullet struck the plutr. glanced off and burled Itgeff in a knnpsack. The tobacco was rolled up like a ball of shavings and Carried a hundred feet away. Directly In the line of the bullet was the head Of a lieutenant, and, had not the bullet been deibs-ted, he would certainly have bogg wounded, or killed thereby. As It was, he had both eyes filled with tobac co dust, and had to be led to the rear. At Rrandy Station one of Ouster's troopers had his left stirrup atrnp cut away by a grape shot, which passed I ' tween his lea; and the horse, blis tering: the skin as If a redhot Iron had bean aged. He dismounted to ascer tain the extent of his injuries, and, as he bent over, a bullet knocked his hat S and killed his horse. In the same light a trooper had snf- fere.1 s.-v.-ral days with a toothache. In a hand-to-hand conflict he received a pistol ball in right hook. It knocked out his aching- tooth, and passed out through the left corner of his mouth, taking along part of nn upper f.-otl The joy at getting rid of the toothache W is so meat that the trooper 1 oul.l not be m ob 10 Ko to the rear to havo the wound dress.-d. Error Always a Harm. To free a tran from error Is to giro, not to take a ay. Knowledge that n tiling 1b false Is a truth. Error always does harm; sooner or later It will bring mischief to the man who har bors It. Schopenhauer.