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THE CALUMET NEWS
THE CALUMET NEWS 18 A
THE WEATHER:
SNOW FLURRIES TONIGHT
AND WEDNESDAY CON
TIN UED COLD.
rnE88.
TODAY'S NEW8 TODAY.
VOL XXI
CALUMET, HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY 9, 1912.
NO. 59
TEN MILLION DOLLAR FIRE
IN NRUORK; EIGHT DEAD
FINE EQUITABLE
BUILDING BURNS
Magnificent Structure of Marble
and Granite Converted Into
Mass of Ruins
DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF IS A VICTIM
Thrilling Work is Done by Fire
men Who Effect Rescues
One Man is Saved From Vault Three
Watchman Jump to Their Deaths
From the Roof When Flames
Threaten Them.
V..rk. Jim. I, ,. ggjuttgbtc
Life AKKurii MCtoty'i "iii' building
Broadway gad ptna street, vu de
troyed by lire this morning. The loss
is conservatively set (mated at ten mii
llon dollars, w Mia others say it will
roach as high mm fifteen millions
l.ighl persons are dead The building
was Mine stories blgfj and constructed
Of marble and gi uiite. Husims i
temporarttj at a standstill among the
banking and hrobf iin houses, the
rtnnnclnl Knaa stopping business to
care fr the firemen.
At 7 o'clock the roof ft 11 in, and
the great granite structure occupying
s full block, Is a mass of ruins.
Four bodies already have been tak
en out.
The lire stalled in a restaurant in
the bssemenl ami swept ui the elevn
lor shaft to Um tan floors, and within
half an hour the entire .structure was
mass of (lames.
Valuable Records Destroyed.
Before s o'clock ull the floor ami
leof had fallen in, and granite walls
ln losed only the fiercely bunting ill
1 I'ne hoot been me so Intense that
the e ilia crumbled and dropped piece
meal In the streets.
The 1 nlldldf had not onlj the Bqnll -
k Life A ssurance aootety'a offices but
the i niun ami Southern Pttolfk
railroads, the bunking house of Aug
uai Behatogi & c,,. the Mercantile
Tiust ami Mercantile Safe Deposit
Co., together with a number of Men
i'nrk ilnam ial llrms.
Millions ,,pon millions of dollar a
worth of f-ecurltles and cash are In
he vaults of the building, but It is
not believed the Ituat can penetrate the
wfes and that there will he no loan
from thfn source.
Th leavlest loss, besides tljat Of thf
' U tiding, was eause.l In the destruc
tion or insurance ami railroad records.
The building is absolutely gutted.
Heroic Attempt at Rescue.
Three watchmen in the building
' rolcally remained to fight the dame
with tir. extinguishers, but the nere
''riven finally to the roof. The nre
nien made a heroic attempt to sues
them, and laddet were run up. The
firemen got as far as the third floor
'hen the watchmen, their forms out
lined agu insi the glare .f the nan
were seen to kneel ami . and then.
Ss thfl orner of the bull iik on w hich
they wen- standing fell, I hey Jumped
b the street
The firemen on the scaling ladders
had difficulty In llnilliiK thelf way back
In the street.
Deputy Chief Among Victims.
Deputy Fire Chief William Walsh
and live firemen were caught when a
"cction of the door in an ttpgnr story
Rave way. The firemen finally reach'
ed the window bad. from which lh.
ie rescued by magna of a life line
brown to I hem. but w hen they looked
lank. Chief Walsh had disappeared In
I lie smoking ruins. Efforts were madi
to leach the spot Where he WHS bulbil
liut thi tiremen ould not Mud him. It
If believed he perished.
Father ateQeea Marly lost his life
hen administrating last rites to a
an imprisoned In safe deposit
vault, the Hrenen digging him a was
Inst as a shower of brick and stones
Ml Ml the spot where he hud been
Mug. As the firemen carried Mo
m a way the dying man. a watch
man, turned to Mm and pltlngly said
"for iod's sake, father, taK-- me
' nt of bore I'm d lug. ( !an'l YOU
gel at nic
It is believed he died shr!l alt. '
that.
Man Reaeued From Vault.
Vft'M- the Haniif were .becked. tv.
men were reported alive In the vault
of the Mercantile Safe Depoatl Co.,
nnd the firemen tried to batter down
'he steel doors. The Inter
nrove ti e fireman sway, but they re
turned and succeeded In penetrating
the steel doors and regottlag the men.
One of the men was William QMben
president of the Mercantile Safe !.
boslt io. hp rescue was effected by
he firemen breaking through several
two-Inch steel bars. Ollhcn was tak
er to a hoaoltal very weak, but In no
Immediate danger. After a brief rest
CHthga said:
"T was fitting up last night with
ny wife, who has been very III, when
I 8,1 employe of the hotel inforilied ant
. the lvpiltable building was on ttiv
I When I arrived at the building th.i.
were gg llarnes, but plenty ,,f smoke. I
001 iieu inio one f.t me vaults to gei
somo valuable paper, followed by one
M UM night watchmen, whose name
I do not know. Mm vault has a spring
lock and I lert my keys outside. When
the man and I started to leave, the
door uvung shut and we were both
prisoners. The smoke whs awful. We
screniii'Ml and shouted, lint It serine 1
as we were both doomed Tim other
poor fellow was alive up to half an
hour ago, but Just before 1 was car-.
led ut he fainted and I think he
"1st lead by this time."
Insurance Business Protected.
Tag 'nost vital records of the Bank-
nble Assurance society wen- kept in
the branch offices, several block from
the main offices.
An ollicer of the ggguttahtfl -aid the
society had duplicate's of every record
stored in the building several blocks
from the burned atructure. The Are.
he said, will not affect the company's
busine-s with policy holders.
FOE OF COLLEGES DEAD.
Richard T. Crane Passes Away at Age
of Nearly Eighty.
riibagf IN., Jan. 9. Richard T.
'iane. head of the Crane Iron com
pany ami foe of universities and high
cl e.lu ational Institutions, died at his
home last night after a three days ill-
"'. ss oi la Ki Ippe, , eusual examina
tion by physiciaiiK led to the belief he
had also suffered from an attack of
liearl d'Sease.
Nearly Nt years old. Mr rrane, who
bad been without the mhantuge, or
iiisa.lv mtagc, as lie characterized it
of training in universities, and had
worked his way to the head of a large
iron working company, contended all
hla life that the college ami university
were a useless mixture and that the
money devoted to higher education
could be spent more profitably In ex
tending Industrial education and aid
ing persons who had met with adverse
(ate
Ills demise occurred within I few
hours of the Issue of his latest attack
on schools, an attack called forth by
repudiation of his theories by college
profeesore end presidents.
RICDESON GETS
DEATH SENTENCE
BUT EFFORT MAY BE MADE TO
HAVE IT CHANGED TO
LIFE IMPRISON
MENT. Boston, Mas., Jan. 3. Rev. Clttrtwca
V T. Rl hes.iii tod a pleaded guilty to
first degree murder, and was sen
fenced to death h electrocution the
v cek of May If next.
It is understood a petition may be
made t lioverimr Koss and executive
council to commute the death sentence
to imprisonment for life.
TRAVELERS OPTIMISTIC.
Commercial Men as a Rule Look for
Good Business in 1912.
In the opinion of several of the com
mercial men who have islted here
since returning from their holiday va
cation, the year will he a much
better one than 1911. They base their
opinions burgel) upon the expressions
Of their customers. I Hie traveling man
yegdgfdjgj raid thai every merchant
that he bin talked to since his return
from his holiday trip has expressed
(be opinion that business In 191.' will
be much better (ban in Iftl. Manv
merchants l.isi year bought goods in
small (inutilities, fearing that a panic
might be precipitated .it B41) time, but
'h now feel that llicy will 1m er
feetlv safe in placing heavier orders.
Sonic ol in custom, i s a.i in -crenMng
their orders for spring goods."
he said "This shows that there is an
optimistic feollng abroad. A few
months ago. win ii ne were taking or
ders for spring deliveries, the mer
chants hesitated about blu ing. and
Home of them placed orders much be
low their actual needs The crop con
dltlons in all parts of the Northwest,
with the exception of Montana and l
tew other Western states, are now
most favorabb Hoavj ra ins late in t he
fall put the ground in the finest condi
tln for spring planting and the farm
ers bclievo that their crops will grow
rapidl ."
FOR MASONIC HOME.
Cornerstone of New Edifice in North
Carolina ia Laid.
t J-iecnstsiro, N. Jan. 9. Interest
ing ceremonies attended the laving ol
the cornerstone here todu.v for the home
lo be erected for I he aged and indi
gent members of the Masonic fra
ternity In North Carolina, and their
widows and orphans. (Irand Maslei
K. N. M.e ki ii presided at the cere
mony. The Inntltutlon, which is rapid
ly n caring completion, occupies a site
of twenty -five acres situated on tho
outskirts f this citv .
WILSON ADOPTS
UN OSBORN PLAN
Points Out New Jersey Has Many
State Boards and Urges
Co-ordination
MESSAGE ADVISES ECONOMY
Wastefulness and Inefficiency are
Forms of Graft
Recommends Non-Partisan Action
Co-Ordinating and Simplifying
State Government.
Trenton. . Jan. :. WOodTOW
Wilson, governor of New Jersey. s4-nt
his first annual mosaagc to the legis
lature today, lie deals almost exclu
sively with c onoiny and the necessi
ty of co-ordiualing and siinplilv ing the
state gov ernim nt. Su. h matters, says
the governor, admit of no partisan
bias, and "whatever differences of
judgment may grtge with regard to
them, they ue. d have no let ling of par
ti llavor We can get at the heart of
tilings if we choose, and we could not
render the state a greater service than
by so doing. Wastefulness and Inef
lieieiiey are themselves virtually forms
or graft. They afford fruitful agnjagf
tunitles for every kind of abuae.
"It Is to the questions of cfllciein
and economy, theiefore. that l first in
vite your seriou.s attention."
Tho governor point out that the
number or stat boards is confining.
and racOttUnendai the appointment of a
commission "to take into conshlerat Ion
the whole uui!tlon of siinplil v ing and
." ordinal in g the adiiiiuislrntive agen
cies of the state" w ith the request that
the commission act promptly and har
moniously and report to the legislature
as soon as possible.
He aihls that the commiss4on'a tn
(juiry ought to take in the question of
equitably adjusting itssessment mid
taxation and should Include a ' very
thorough examination or our tax sys
tem Itself; Its basis and principle."
Il-'urther. the governor res-minuends
Investigation and legfi-la i ton looking I"
aervioeeVble OO operation between tlU'
Charitable and noffVW tional institu
tions in the stale; dwells on the need
of a reformatory for women and add
that the machinery for supervising the
public health is woelully Itiadcspia te.
"I intend no criticism of our excellent
board of health," he sas. "but only
repeat the testimony or its own mem
bers. BVfJg sort of infection should
be guarded against. A costly war must
he waged on tho mosquito and the
houseflv. The fgj ggMH in.i t lo gnf poison
oiia guses from factories, from locomo
tive engines and from vast bodies of
snmko whl h pervade our cities, must
bp prevented. The dairy business
must be slnrply supervised along with
cold storage and the handling of food
stuffs in the markets. O.vster beds
must be inspected; there must be some
thorough and eflu int . vsleiii of keep
ing our lakes and streams from pollu
tion, and systematic war must be
made with such diseases as tuborcu
I . gj 1 1
"HE'ER," "HIS'ER." "HIM'ER."
Mrs. Ella Flagg Young Has New Pro
noun for Both Genders.
Chicago, 'ti 9. Mrs. i;iia Flagg
Young, superintendent of Chicago's
public rcl is, today enounced t her
principals a new fOfllU r third person,
singular, personal pronoun, which she
hopes may be Introduced In general
use. The pronoun Is intended to In
Qii ate both genilers at once, so It won't
be necessary to say "his" or "her,"
"he" or "ahe." but tin- three words will
be compacted into one as follows:
"He'er," means "he or she."
"Mls'er" means "hla or her."
"Mini ei' means "him or her."
Some examples of the 'simplified
spelling" as given by Mrs. Young in
her address lo the superintendents
follow :
"A principal should so conduct
l.ls'er school that all pupils are en
gaged in something this Is prolllable
tc him'er and where the pupil is re
quired to use knowledge In accom
plishing hls'er task."
"I don't see bow one can map out
the work for the tlfth or sixth grade
when he'er has always done the work
in the grades above or below."
PLAN SKATING PARTY.
Announcement la made of a skating
party to be given on Wednesday. Jan.
i at the Park rink, under the auspices
of the Kntertalners' club, u new organ
ization The C. & H. band has aaMU
engaged to furnish the music and has
arranged a fine program. It la ex
pected the event will prove a pleasant
one.
WATER FAMINE AT ST. LOUIS.
8t. I. ..in-. Jan. 9. The water famine
hern la so serious that Chief Kwlnglv
admits the fire department would be
helpless should a large fire break out.
'thousands of employee are out from
this account, shutting down the fac
tories. The famine was caused by the
clogging of the Intake walla by floating
in. In the Mississippi Hlver.
LOR I ME R DENIES ALL
KNOWLEDGE OF BRIBERY.
Washington, Jan. 'i Senator
l.orimer took the witness stand
in own defense In the Lorlmer
in vest igat ijn I IS tins after
noon. Lorlnier denied h ever paid
money or gave un (hing l
valuif to anybody for bis elec
tion, tie dramatically denied
any knowledge ..I bribery.
OSBORN PRINCIPAL SPEAKER.
Cover nor Wdl Address U. of M. Law
Students Feb. 22.
Ann Arbor, MaVh., Jan. 9. -An
nouncement by Dean (tales o he I .
depart meo of the unlveralt tlial
iov. iisboru Aouid be the speaker .u
the annual celebration . Washing
ton'a birthday by tin department,
nu'ans that the law. depart men!
dqean t aexyajpnt t be . aught guipjng
tliis year, 'i'nc Waahington blrthdav
addreee has been an event in the his
torv of the law department. Some
man of more t4iun ordinary promin
ence is always seb ted as the speak
er. Two yours ago efforts to BeOUfe
suitable speakers met with poor suc
cess, ami inn n ;Uter man disappointed
the committee Which, had in (barge
the securing of a speaker. Kinallv
when the day of die ei.-bra i i..n arriv
ed the department had no speaker, so
iherc vvaa no celebration.
1mi ycr the nt-luck .i the year
before persisted, and linallv to save
the drpaitnient from the disappoint
went or another failure President
Ibgnarltua Angjafj delivered the ad
dress. This year atcps hive been tak
en Oiirlv to S4i ure a sp.aker. ami it
is announced that ;.. osborn has
promls4-d to' deliver the address.
WRESTLING MATCH ARRANGED.
in connection with the basketball
game in be played Fridav. evening this
week in the local "gym' between tin
Kuigh's of Columbus team of Mar
quette and the Y. M. ('. A. team, ar
rangements have been made for a
catch-:t. catch-can wrestline match
between halves
WATER PIPE BREAKS IN TWO.
The dam water pipe on Kast Port
land street, located outside the Dol
man 1,'state block, burst yesterday, and
Village Dumber JoiepM Oarne ha. I a
difficult Job on his hands repairing
the same. The pipe had broken com
pletely in two.
PRICE OE SHOES
TO RE ADVANCED
RAW MATERIALS COST MORE AC
CORDING TO MANUFACTUR
ERS GOVERNMENT IS
INTERESTED.
New Y'ork. Jan. 9. -The familv .'hoc.,
will cost more this year than they did
In 1911 Acnorehng to the statements
made by members ot the National Hoot
and Shoe Manufacturers' Association.
who began their annual meeting in
this city today, an advance Is ab
aetata! neceeaarj Inn nusn of the in
crease. In the COSl at raw material.
It is expected that an advance ot
from live to seven per cent, will be
made lu I be wholesale prices of shoes,
after the lull samples have been sent
out in March.
Government May Take Action.
Washington. I. C. Jan I. Officials
of the department ,,f justice Intend to
keep a close watch on the price ol
shoes this vear in consequence ( the
re,H.ri usm me price 10 consumers win H,.trT. We ln,. ,.,. f(,r future Cu
be materially increased. If the ad-Losses as to quantity and quallt) of
vance Is made, the gt.vernn.cii t in all nat Ive work done It detracts noth-
prehaMllty will institute an invcstiga
tigll to determine whether or not it re.
stilled from a combination in violation
of the Sherman anti-trust law.
FIVE CHILDREN
PERISH IN EIRE
FATHER IR SERIOU8LY BURNED
BUT MOTHER AND TWIN
DAUGHTERS ARE
RESCUED.
Metley, Minn.. Ian 9. rTve children
o. Irwin Carlisle were burmd lo death
ami the father seriously burned. In a
Are which destroyed the Carlisle honn
last night Mrs. Carlisle ami twin
daughters were saved.
ANNUAL CHURCH MEETING.
The annual meeting of the Red Jack
et Congregational . hurch will be held
tomorrow evening In the church par-'all
lors, commencing at 7:30 p. o The
Young People's tfiilld will serve re-tl-eshments
during the .inng. A
full at'endan ! iiivmbeis Is request
ed. All of the reports will be reatl
and officers for the enaulng yeai elect-let
DEMOCRALS NEED
REPUBLICAN AID
Can't Win, Says Clark, Unless
They Get 800,000 More
Votes Than in 1908
ASKS PROGRESSIVES TO HELP
Declares All Opposed to Stand
patters Must Co-operate
Believes Republicans are Hopelessly
Split, Nevertheless Democrat
Must Unite.
Washington. .Ian. 9. Speaker Champ
Clark's speech at the J ackson rjgj din
ner here last night was an appeal to
all thoae who are opposed to -standpatters'
and to "standpat" policies to
"stand together, (mil together and work
t 'get her." Tin- only hope ot the coun
try for progressiva legislation, he de-
la red. lies in the Democratic party
because the "standpatters" are In the
majority among the Republicans.' Re
ferring to Um spin of the Republican
imrty. Hie speaker said it looked as
though nothing short of a ninad.
could bring tho warring factions to
aether, but at the Bggfla tune he warn
i-d againsl depending for success up
on opponents dis:- ivsious.
"I lenincrats desire progressive legis
lation," said Mr. Clark. "Independents
and divers Republicans want it. The
ni.ijoritv of the American people favor
It. The only way to achieve it ie at
the hands of Democrats. The Insurg
ent Republicans would, no doubt, atangl
some rem. 'dial legislation it they could
but the standpatters ale in the major
ity in that party ami it looks as though
they will continue to dominate It In
definitely, it may be rr yeara and it
mav b forever. They have control of
the Republican machine, and they will
run It over the Insurgents ruthlessly.
The Independents having no separate
party organization will make their in
fluence felt at the. polls by voting for
those candidates who appear to most
nearlv approximate their standard;
but as th. v . an entertain no reasona
ble hope of remedial legislation from
the Republican party so long as It is
dominate! by the standpatters. It Is
to be hoped that thev will glv Us their
aid and OOMfOfl bv voting fOT Demo
cratic candidates this year. Aa tin
Insurgent Republicans can achieve
nothing except when working In con
junction with Democrats they aOtttd
most easily and most certainly acconi
plish their purpose by voting for Deni
ocrats all along the line. We an p.di
ticallv somewhat in the same eolidl
lion which wiso old Men franklin de
scribed himself and his compatriots to
be In when, after siKiiiug Hie Declara-
tin of Independence. he explained
"Now, we must all hang together or we
will all hang separately '
"fine thing is clear gg crystal," con
tinned the speaker, "in order to win
we must hold all the votera we had
in 190S and draw to us about Hfi.i.uon
w ho were against us then. Consequent -lv
it is- of supreme importance that
BSj .nter the Impending contest thor
oughly urited in purpose, in principle.
In policy and In heart
Praises Record of Last House.
"We owe the present Democratic
House to the splendid record of the
House democrats of the filst Congress
and wo owe our present improved
vastly improved status in the country
h.. that record phis the magnificent rec
ord or the Ienix rats in both House
and Senate at the e t raoitl ina rv ses
sion of the present Congress. It was a
record glorified b unpara halted unity
' t' purpose and r action, and b) COB
strnctive statesmanship of high char
ing whatsoever from our record that
the president nullified by his vetoes the
beneficent results which would have
flowed from our enlightened and la -triottc
endeavors.
"We made nur record, he made his.
The people the court ot last resort In
poll! Ics must dccMe the case upon
those records next November. We
await their revision with oggaMeesM
and hope, lie I lev 1 1 ig that as we stand
their friends here, tiny will prove lo
be our friends at the Ktllot box.
"There is no reason why we slum id
not make as superb a rt rd at this
legular session as we made at the ex
traordinary session. In that faith we
have entered upon our arduous. Im
portant ami multifarious duties to the
end an in the expectation that if we
present a united trout during this ses
sion and go on redeeming out prom
ises as ere did at the ex traded I nr)
suasion. Democrats everywhere will
present a united front In the caiiiimign
and on election day ami thereby win a
sweeping victory' In the cause of good
government.
"Rome whs not built In a day and It
Is impossible In the very nature of
things enact into law in a few day
a f. u weeks or even in a few month
the reforms (Of which we declare!
I in the .uver platform. Rome timorous
persons fear we have traveletl too fast
some impatient ones assrt that we are
too slow. Judging, however, by expres
sions of individuals and of the publh
press, it may be reasonablv concluded
that we not only receive but what Is
far better that we deserve the appro
bation r naarl) ail Dapim Rata bjmJ In
dependents, aa well as the . mhirseinent
of .many patriotic Republicans.
The result' of MM November elec
tions demon!-(rat. . oiidusiv lv that the
Republican campaign canard which has
been overworked many times to the
enwi inai iwmocra t ic supremacy
breeds panics has been exploded for
ever for the places where national Is
sues and national issues alone vv.-r.
considered Were the very pla.es where
Democrats did the best This was not
ably the i-asu in Massachusetts ami In
Jte Taggart's c.iutr. s .,
KaiiMis and in lam V. Stephens' dis
tgigl in Ntdiraska.
Republicans Demoralized.
"Kvldently the pei.pl.- believe that
he plan we agreed upon and proceed
ed) upon to revise the tariff schedule by
schedule is wise. That being the case
we will go on as w have begun, revis
ing the tariff on Icinot rat ic lines pro
t etHluig as rapidly as it Is possible to
revise it in a careful, scientific and
pain-taking way. In performing this
patriot ic and difficult task and in per
tnrinlug agger patriotis gguj ileateall
tasks we invite the aid. isjanfiil t and
assistance of all Democrats antl of all
who love justice and who desire the
prosperity of the people and tr all the
people.
"On matters gtf principle there
should be absolutely no compromise
even to secure ami retain unity but
each and every one should lie willing
to yield on non-essentials which are
not matters of principle for tin- gen
eral good in the efforts which we are
making for better government.
"The Republicans set in to be utterly
demoralized and split to pieces. It looks
as though nothing short r a miracle
will reunite them. It m. not. however.
the part of wisdom nr us In rely f..r
success upon tliihr dissent ions, for they
may accidentally get together. That
their quarrels, unless composed, will
help us there can be go question, our
chief reliance for success is to give to
the people such a record for honest.
intelligent. courageous, constructive
statesmanship as to convince th un
ify beyond the shadow of a doubt that
wo are worthy of the continued and
enlarged coiitldei f the public. That
Is the straightest. plainest, shortest and
easiest road to complete, success. Pur
suing that line, of conduct, victorv will
Mreh upon our banners whether the
Rt publi. ans patch up their differences
or not. We hold our own fortunes ab
solutely in our own hands. 1A t us mu
lose, our golden opportunity through
over-confidence or upon ill-sdvisod re
liance umui the quarrels and factional
t ghts among our opponents."
ROURKE MAKES
NEW PROPOSAl
FRANKLIN SUPERVISOR WANTS
HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER TO
BE ELECTED INSTEAD
OF APPOINTED.
Sup rvisor Rourke of Franklin
township, author of Houghton Coun
ty s plan of photographing Inebriates
made another novel proposal at the
January meeting of the hoard of au
pervlsors this morning, when he sug
gested that better results would be
attained if the county were divided
into three rad districts, and made a
motion that hereafter the road
commissioners be elected bv the peo
ple Instead of appointed bv the board,
also that prisoners at the county Jail
be required to work gg Hie roads. It
was pointed out. however, that the law
provides that the commissioners In
every county having less than thirty
siirveved townships he elected, and in
every county having- more than that
number, the commissioners be nam
ed by appointment. As Houghton
county has thirty-two and a fraction
surveyed townships. It was impossible
to ail pt Mr. Roiirke's suggestion.
The Franklin supervisor again call
ed attention to the condition of tho
road from Dollar Hay to Hancock,
through hi- township, stated that it
was dangerous for horses, automo
biles or pedestrians. He claimed that
the money which had been spent by
his township to repair the road baa
bc.n hrown away because the high
way will hove to be torn up when the
county takes over the road Mr.
Rourke suggested that the county
should do this nt neiCB
Relative tO the 'fUtslloll of appoint
ing a secretary for the poor commis
sioner who made 'application eomc
titne ago, t'hairman K",.ple of that
committee recommended that the
clerical work be done by some ptr-o.;
other than the commissioner, as '1
was necessary for the latter to devote
niost of his time to this work at pres
ent. No recommendation was made
ns tt whether the hoard appoint this
secretary, r whether the commission
er be mi empowered
A . tnmiincstion was read to the
ooarti. uKing inai a representative no
sent t t the thirteenth annual meeting
of the state association of supervis
ors at Lansing February fi. Supervis
or Smith suggested that as the legis
lature Is not In session this year and
few political Influences would b.
bioughf to bear, that It Is probable
that considerable work would be ac
complished al this meeting. No action
was taken. The motion of Mr Smith
that twenty dollars bo sent to the as
sociation as thi" . nunty'a contribu
tion toward the running expenses wss
passed.
Supervisor TTamar's motion that F.
DEMOS TO MEET
AT BALTIMORE
Chicago Loses Out in Spirited
Fight. Denver Also Makes
Strong Bid
HOLD CONVENTION JUNE 25
Republican National Treasurer
Attends Meeting
Fred W. Upham of Chicago Appeere
Before Committee Today to
Plead Hia City's Cause.
"Washington. Jan. "9. The first busi
ness transacted by the Democratic
national committee this morning was
to decide the convention will
be held on June j.V KalHmoro was fi
nally chosen as the convention city.
Denver made the first bid for the
convention, offering reasonable and
necessary expenses for the convention,
''hi ago came next.
Roger Sullivan, amid laughter and
applause, said be had the unprece
dented pleasure of introducing to the
Democratic committee Fred W". Cpham
"f Chicago, assistant treasurer of the
Republican national committee. llp
hnm argued at some length for Chi
cago and when he had concluded,
someone proposed that he be made
an honorary member of the Democrat
ic committee. There was applause but
no vote on the suggestion.
.1 Hamilton Lewis, closed the argu
ment f.r Chicago.
Chicago, in addition to defraying
the expenses of the convention, offer-d
a contribution of $4(1.000 to the Deni
i .era tic campaign fund.
H.iltlmore'8 hid followed Chicago's.
THAW MAY BE FREED.
Proceedings Will Be Started to Secure
81 s yer'j Release.
New York, Jan. 9. It was learned
on authority- late today that Clarence
J Shern will begin proceedings next
week for the release from Mat tea. wan
asylum for the criminal insane of Mar
ry K Thaw. the. P 1 1 sbu! million
aire, slayer of Stanford White.
The statement Is made that former
Idstrlct Attorney Jerome. who has
heretofore fought all attempts t..
the release of Thaw, will now not In
terfere. There will be a. new suerin
H ndenl of the asylum next week, and
the inference is that he may not op
xse the release of the young million
aire. This new superintendent, however,
may he Dr Ijamh, win. retired as head
of Matteawan several months ago be
cause of ill health, but who has now
recovered and has asked for his old
job back. Lamb has heretofore Insist
ed that Thaw was incurably insane
U. S. TROOPS TO CHINA.
Washington. Jan. Ji Five hundred
Infantrymen will gg sent by the U. S.
to China to help keep open railway
communication between Peking and
the sea.
MINING COMPANIES PAY TAXES.
Townrhip Treasurer William La
more reported a decided boost in hla
tax collections today, through the sev
eral local mining companies footing
their tax rolls. The total collections
at the noon hour amounted to more
than lUMM and including taxes this
morning from the Wolverine Mining
company amounting to $40,101.60: the
Os cola Consolidated. J.1.r..R04 :u ; the
Ldiurium Mining company. $.98.47;
ami the Cliff Mining company. $1,
ligVft, Other companies, including the
C. & H. will square their tuxes this
afternoon.
VICAR GEN. RYAN DEAD
Dubuque. la . Jan '. - Monsignor
Roger Ryan vicar general of the Cath
olic archdiocese of Duhutitic. is dead
igetl seventy -five. Death was the re-
n!t of injuries re-evd in a fall on
an icy pavement several weeks ago.
Oaiitbler's tender of fffne for the tlm
b. i rights on Sections '2 and 'J7 Town
ship Range no. be accepted, was
approved.
The motion of Supervisor I aw ton
that the building committee be au
thorized to purchase furnishings for
the new tuberculosis sanitarium, now
ncarlnK completion, was approved
The salary of i purge Ross, pur
ehaslng agent was ndvanoe.1 from $1,
L'On t i $.r,oo per annum, on motion
or Super vigor Smith
Judge P. II M'Rricli appealed before
the board and proposed, at the sug
gestion of Prosecuting Attorney W. J.
MscDonald, that the county purchase
the law library of Judge Rtreoter and
preserve it as a permanent library for
the use of the attorneys of the coun
ty. Supervisors Hr-. k ang Smith ami
Mr. Mat-Donald wore named to ascer
tain. If Judge Rtreeter is willing to dis
pose of the library, with power to em
ecute the purchase.
The reisvrta of I he treasurer for the
business transacted up to Dec. II. and
of Commissioner Rath r his visits to
tho achonla of the county were receiv
ed i

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