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.THE CALUMET- NEW THE, CALUMET NEWS IS A THE WEATHER:. FAIR TONIGHT AND FRIDAY. CONTINUED COLD. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED i PRESS. TODAY'S NEWS TODAY. VOL XXI CALUMET, HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY AFTERNOON. JANUARY n, 1912. NO. 61 UUH AGAIN WITNESS TODAY Continues on Stand and Gives Re . cital of Events Preceding His Election C R 0 S S-EX AM1NED SATURDAY Political Stories in the Chicago Papers are Read Witness Declares He Did Net Think Hinea Know Enough About Poli ties to Aid Him. Washington, Jan. 11. Lorlmcr, the third day on the witness stand, con tinued a recital of events in the Illi nois legislature preceding his election at senator. Part of the morning ses sion was taken up by the reading of political stories printed by Chicago papers at. the time of Lorliner's elec tion. The counsel of both sides ex pressed the opinion his cross-examlna-tion might not be reached before Sat urday. Mr. Ijorlmer's relations with Edward Hines. the lumberman, who ha.4 been tmid to be the man who secured the former's election to the United States senate, were reviewed yesterday and Senator Lorlmcr said he had never asked Mr. lllnes to work for hint. In fact lie did not think Hlnes knew enough about politics to be trusted In such a capacity. "Did you suppose the president fa tored you?" asked Senator Jones of Jjorlmer. "I only knew that such an Impres sion had been , carried to Springfield. I do know that a Republican was 'want ed from Illinois and In the closing days of the legislature the Idea, got around that I was the one man who could be elected. .1 never received any thing di rect from the white house. The presi dent had no interest in me personally nd I only knew Penrose tind Aldrlch casually; but they ,ecmed to think I wus the man who could be elected." Carnegie Continues Testimony. Washington, Jan. ll.--Andrcw Car negie was- ugalu a' witness before the House steel trust committee today. Ho said he had been in tho steel business for Torty years. It was a small busi ness nt the beginning, he said, and when he left It, It was the dominating utecl business of the world and that ore transportation and other facilities were controlled by one corporation. . Ho expressed! the opinion that a artner rhlp could manage the business to bet ter advantage because tho details could be watched closer. Carnegie gave several Illustrations of his power In buelneps when he was In the steel market. Once he assisted the Union Pacific to get a loan of $600, 000. and he and George M. lullman were elected directors. Carnegie also related how he had given credit to Nollis T. Huntington, president of the Union Pacific at n time when Hunt ingdon was "hard up." These were cited as illustrations to show that a corpo ration cannot compete asain it person al Influences. Carnegie was then questioned at length about the price of steel rails. Intimate book and papers of the United States Steel corporal Ion are to be examined by tho government. Chairman Stanley of the House "steel trust" Investigating co.i inlttee last night Issued subpoenas duces tecum for nil the documents which thus far the steel corporation had not pro duced, although the committee had ex pressed Its desire to examine them. Tho subpoenas are inado returnable January 23 and the corporation Is commanded to turn over the documen tary evideneo to Fxpert Accountant AlcRae of the committee. ZEPPELIN TO FLY AT EXPO.' Dirigible Builder and Krupp to Exhibit at San Francisco. JU'tlln. Jan. 11. Count Zeppelin, tho dirigible airship builder, and the firm 01 Krupp, makers of armor plate, an nounce that they would have extensive exhibits Ih the Pan-I-nclfle. Interna tlonal exposition in San Francisco In 11U5. Count Zeppelin's exhibit will. consist or two dirigible balloons of the sluml-num-f rained type, with which he will make several flights. The Krupp exhibit will be made up entirely of war materials, the feature to te a series of miniature coast de fenses. PAY8 $6,000 FOR CALF. North Eastern. Mass., Jan. 11. W. H. Pltchener of Oconomownc, Wis., was the successful bidder for a calf born four weeks ago to Dolly Dimple, the "most valuable cow In the world, me property pf F. I Otherop of this town. The calf brought $6,000, and v lll bo shipped west when six months old. DOUKHOBORS TO MOVE SOON. Ios Angeles, Cal.. Jan. 11. The en tire cokny of Doukhobors. consisting of abjut 12.000 professodly philoso phic anarchists, soon will be moved to 'southern California from Saskat chewin, according to 'local Russian. " e MANY CONTRACTS EXPECTED. Railroads Will Buy Much Rolling Stock in Near Future. New York, Jan. 11. Tho principal feature of this week,' report on the Iron and steel market la the Tact that the New York Central Railroad com pany has released orders for 178,000 tons of rails and the Pennsylvania system has ordered 4,."iO0 tars. The Purlingtou road has placed an order for 1,000 tons of bridge material with the American Itrldge company. un,i the Chicago & CSrrat Western is getting bids on 2.000 tons. The New Haven line Is expected to toon call for bids on bridges, requiring 33,000 tons of steel. Dans for the union depot at Cincinnati are practically completed, and calls for over I'O.ooo tuns of struc tural steel. It Is expected that bid 1 for this order will be called for within the next few days. 'The railroads of the country placed contracts In 1911 for 'J.ioo.ooo tons of rails; 138. (oo cars, 2.S0O locomotives and 32.,O0O tons of bridge material. Transactions for pig iron last week aggregated about 100,000 tons, Includ ing 25.000 tons of steel making Iron and 75,000 tons of foundry plates, the latter covering 10,000 tons for export to Italy. TWO MISSOURIANS IN RACE. St. Louis, Mo., Jan. II. With two aspirants for the presidential nomina tion. SjK-a.ker Champ Clark and ex- Governor Joseph W. Folk, the Missouri Democratic convention boom to be held Is certain to develop Into a bitter con- ttst unless one or the other of the candidates withdraws. The situation will be discussed tomorrow when the State Committee meets to select the place for the State convention. Mm ATTEff T AT AMBUSH FAILS U. S. TROOPS ON THE ISLAND OF -.' JOLO KILL NATIVES AND PUT END TO OP- . POSITION. Manila, Jan. 11. Twenty-six. Mores were killed today while they were at tempting to ambush American troops on the Island of Join. Lieut. McGec, of tho second cavalry, and a private were wounded. Rrlg.-Gcn. Pershing, commander of tho department of Mindanao, express ed the opinion this fight would mark the end of armed onosition of the Mores to American rule In Jolo, and es pecially so In regard to resistance against the order for a general disarm ament of the natives. The Moros, win lay in ambush for the American troops on tills occufion. comprised, he said, the last of the re maining malcontents. Troops Embark For China. Manila, Jan. 11. Troops detailed for service In China will embark on the transport Logan this afternoon, sail ing probably Friday morning. The voyage will occupy about ten days. PREDICTS GREAT STRIKE. Three Hundred Thousand Shop Em ployes May Walk Out. San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 11. A sym pathetic strike of more than aoo.oon members of the federated railroad shop employes to be called within a month and Hissibly within two weeks was predicted by Friiest I Regain, presi dent of the federated shop employes of the Harrlman lines. The strike, he said, will include every road in TexaJ, the Denver ami Rio Grande and the Hill lines and possibly roads in the east that are members tit the General Man agers' association. According to Re guin plans for this sym pathetic strike have progressed to the point where on ly the formality of taking a veto re mains. 1 McNAMARA FUND IS GONE. Dsrrow Reports That the Balance is Now Nothing. Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 11. Clarence Darrow's report of the disposition of funds raised to defend the McNama ras will show In Bubstance, accord ing to an Intimation given- by him, the following net result: Harrow .admits this much-and fays even then the lawyers did not get what they were to receive. He says It will bo some time before tbe detailed report Is ready. ' ADMIRAL BEATTY ELEVATED. London. Jan. 11. Hear Admiral Du vld Iteatty, who married the daugh ter of tho late Marshall Field of Chi cago, la to be secretary of the first lord of the admiralty, Mr. Churchill, with the title of naval secretary, ac cording to an announcement here. Other changes Include the Immediate formation of a year staff made up largely of comparatively young offi cers. RICH PLANTER IS ARRESTED. niythevllle. Ark.. Jan. 11. CI P. Car penter, a wealthy planter and former banker of this tlty, was arrested and will be detained pending the conclu sion of a coroner's Inquiry Into the deaths of hi wife and mother--in-law, Mrs. Mary Davis, whose throats were ehoppo,! with on axe and their heads almost severed at the Carpenter home. 54 BELOW ZERO IN NORTH DAKOTA Coldest Spot in the Entire Coun try Today is at Perabine in That State 32 TO 34 BELOW' AT DULUTH And in Some Places in Minne it is 40 to 50 Men in Lumber Camps Are Suffering From Interne Cold. No Let Up is Yet in S'ght. Chicago, Jan. 11. Fifty-four degrees below zero at Pemblne, N, D., was the lowest mark reported today. In Chi cago, conditions, though distressing, were somewhat less so than at places not helped by the influence of the great lakes. It Crosse, Wis., was a typical example, reporting for tho eleventh day below' zero weather. In dicatlons at all points aro for con tinued told. Thirty-Two Below at Duluth. Duluth, Minn., Jan. II. Intense cold of the past two weeks continued to day, the thermometer showing thirty- two to thirty-four degrees below zero. In northern Minnesota the lumber camps report a temperature of forty to fifty below. There is much suffer ing among the men in the woods.' Lowest Mean Temperature. It Is altogether probable that the present month will establish a new rec ord for lowest mean temperature in tho copper country during January. Since the establishment of the Hough ton weather bureau, the lowest mean tenperature for the month was 11 de grees above zero In 1901, and the high est mean temperature 23 above zero in 1!M6. For tho eleven days of this month s far, the temperature has on ly been above zero on two or three oc casions for short erlods and the mean temperature" for the first eleven days probably would be seAcral de grees below zero. As there probably will bo several more colddays in the present period of cold weather, the mercury will have to do some soaring In the remaining days of the month if the record Is not to be broken. Up to 7 o'clock this morning, the lowest temperature recorded at Hough ton during the past 24 hours was 12 below zero nnd up to noon the high est temperature was 9 degrees below zero. No relief Is yet In sight according j to Observer Cowdrlck who stated this afternoon that the latest bulletin:! Indi cate that the cold wtather Is to con tinue. IS SENTENCED TO JAIL. Pint Street Woman May Have Free dom If She Provides Bonds. Minnie Amala, of pine street, arrett ed last week on complaint of Special Police Frank Rahkola, on a charge of being a disorderly person, wan this morning arraigned before Justice Jack ola, and on being found guilty was sentenced to the county jail for thirty days, without the option of a fine, pro viding the woman Is unable to secure (bonds In the sum of $300 to guarantee her behavior for a period of three months. This Is the case In which tbe woman was found by f fllcer Rahkola, to be living in vile surrounding:', with two of her children, who have since been taken from her ami sent to the (rood Will Farm. The final disposition of children will bo made by Judge of Probate He 11 1 ley. sitting In session In the Juvenile court. Six other children of tho woman are already inmate of the Hood Will Farm, and it Is expected the remain ing two also will be maintained In that institution. K. OF C. TEAM ON HAND. Good Game With Company A Five is Expocted This Evening. Somewhat belated In arriving. through the lateness of the South Shore train, the members of the Mar quette Knight- of Columbus basket ball team reached here about 2 o'clock this afternoon ready for their game at the Calumet Light Guard Armory this evening with Company A Kngineers' team. A first-class game Is expected. A large number of tickets have been dis posed of, and both teams are sure of enthusiastic crowds of rooters. Mem bers of tho Hancock and Calumet branches of the Knights of Columbus order will be out in force to root for tho Queen city five. The Fnghiecrs team, too, will have a large force of supporters on hand, and the game promises to be one of tho best ever played In; this section. . Following the game, a five-piece or chestra will furnish music for danc ing. ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fdwards. of Laurium, announce the engagement ol their daughter, Miss Clare, to Hardy S. Awrcy, of Hamilton, Ontario. Two-third. of the tin used In tbe worlj Is supplied by the Malay straits. ANGELL YOUNG AT 83. U. of M.Pre"dent Emeritus it Still in .Vigorous Health. Ann Arlair, Mich., Jan. 11. This week Dr. James It. Angell, president emeri tus of the University of Michigan, was S3 years of age. No special function was prepared In his honor, but two of his children were with him on the oc casion. Judge Alexis Angell of De troit and Mrs. Andrew Molaughlln of Chicago.', Prof. James IJ. Anscll of the University of Chicago was unable to be here. It was 40 years a so last fall that Dr. Angell took 'upon himself the duties of the preside iwy of Michi gan which lie laid down but two years ago. ,ln speaking of Ills' coming to Mich igan so long apo, Mr. Angell said; . "I was not one of thosij who thought that there was nothing but wilder ness west of the Hud son, and when I come here I found a thriving vigorous institution.' Kvcry thing was of course on a much smaller scale then than now. There were vbout l.L'oo students all told, and In numbers the university has Increased fourfold. At that time the engineering school was not a sepa rate department, but a part of the lit erary department. Then. too. there was no dental department, but there were thriving departments of medi cine and of law. "There wa3 a remarkably strong faculty In the university when I came to Michigan, ami I believe it is equally strong toda ". I believe one of tbe principal .reasons why tho institution has grown so fast is that the faculties of . the different departments have always been of such a high standard." Dr. Angell shows no sipn of hia advanced age. Many men fifteen years younger are no more active. Fat h day finds Dr. Angell for some hours at his desk in administration build ing, and no day is too cold nor too disagreeable for his constitutional. Aside from a slight bronchial trou ble, Dr. Angell Is in the average health of a man 'JO years his Jun ior. The slight Httack of apoplexy suffered by him last summer while abroad has left no visible effect, Ex cept possibly that the venerable presi dent emeritus walks a trifle slower than he did a year ago. Otherwise lit is In as vigorous health as ho was a y ear ago. STEPHENSON IS . AGAIN ELECTED ESCANABA MAN IS RE-ELECTED AS COMANDER OF SECOND BATTALION, NAVAL RESERVES. At the special election held In Han cock today, Grant L. Stephenson, of Fscanaha, was again elected comman der of the? Second P.attalion. of the Michigan Naval Reserves, comprising the two Hancock divisions. Fscanaha and Traverse City divisions. Mr. Stephenson will succeed II. S. Goodcll as commander. Some tiHuiths ago Mr. Stephenson was elected commander, but recently his eleitlon was .declared Irregular by the state military hoard because rohio of those who participated In the elec tion were not eligible to vote. A new election- was ordered, which was held today. Those participating in tho election wero the officers of tho First Hancock division; Lieut. Royee and Knslgn Hewitt of Fscanaha; and Lieut. Van derwerp and Lieut. Cross of Traverse City. TO HOLD BIG SESSION. Calumet Elks Will Admit Large Class Next Wednesday Night. A regular meeting of the Calumet lodge of Elks was held last evening, and was fairly well attended. Wed nesday evening of, next week, the lodge will hold a Mg initiation cere mony. A large class of candidates will be admitted to membership. An invitation has been extended the Han cock lodge of Flks to attend, and it expected the members of (he Portage Lake herd will be out In force. lett er, the Calumet hidgo will pay a re turn visit to Portage Lake. It Is tht Intention to hold frequent Joint meet ings of the two copper country lodges of the order. UNIVERSITY CELEBRATION. Columbia, S. C, Jan. 11. Alumni and other friends of the University of South Carolina gathered in force to day for tho 107th annual celebration of Founders' Day. The principal speaker at tho exercises held In the university chapel this afternoon was Dr. L. W. Page, direc tor of the public roads bu reau of the federal department of agriculture. U. 8. AMBASSADOR RESIGNS. Pari. Jan. 11. Robert Hacon, am bassador from the U. R. at Paris, to. day conllrmed the report of his resig nation. NEW PRINCETON PRESIDENT. lYInceton. N. J.. Jan. 11. Dr. John Grler Hlbben Stuart, professor of logic, was today elected president pf Prince ton university by the tonrd of trus SOCIALISTS MAY SWEEP GERMANY Tomorrow's Parliamentary Elcc tion Most Important in Many Decades ECONOMIC CONDITIONS CAUSE Government's Defeat Would Re suit in Many Changes Leading Parties Join Forces in Effort to Carry Battle at P0II1 Through Empire. Lerlin, Jan. II. Germany is on the eve of the most pottntous parli!."! n- tary election ever held since the es tablishment of the empire in 1S70. It Is not suriirlsintr therefore, that -the whole country, fully realizing the im portance of tomorrow's election is in state of ferment quite unusual with Germans, who tako politics and el.-o-tions coidly and deliberately, as a mat ter of fact and are not given much to election demonstrations. There are many causes which com bine to make tomorrow's election of c,reat imjM.rtance. . The most portent ous feature Is the probability that the result of the election will completely change the litia situation in the Reichstag, by giving to the Socialists, heretofore In tho minority, the con trol of power during the Thirteenth session or the Imperial Parliament. That would be a severe blow to the government which has hitherto been able to carry through its policies na tional and ecenoinic, foreign and do mestic with the jHuveiTul help of the two leading parties, tho Roman Catho lic or Centre party and the Conserva tives. Supported by the "Itlue-IUack coalition the Government continued the development of its army and navy at a tremendous cost, which made It neces sary constantly to add to tho heavy burden of taxes resting uion the shoulders of the people. Eleven Leading Parties. The high protective tariff, particu larly upon agricultural products, which was maintained by the government to satisfy the demands of the conserva tive Agrarians, the high railway rates and other factors forced tho cost of living to a level of unprecedented height and made it almost Impossible for the poorer classes to make both ends meet, even with the most rigid economy. If tho government Is de feated tomorrow and the Socialists win the great victory which they confi dently expect, it will principally be due to the stress of economic conditions ex istlrg thrirtighout the empire. Germany has about seventeen or eighteen political parties, but only eleven of them have been represented in Parliament. The five great and most Important parties In the Reichstag are the Conservative, the Centre or clerical party, tho National-Liberal, the I-Yfl-slninge or radical party and the Social Democrats. In the twelfth session of tbe Reichstag recently dissolve.!, the Centre had 105 seats; the Conserva tives had 60; the National-Liberals 4S; the Radicals -. and the Sislal Demo crats 52. The minor patties had to gether 87 seats. Socialists are Strong. The number of seats oeld by the various parties does not give a correct idea of the real strength of the par ties. At the last national election in 1007 the Conservatives jollcd 2,0.".0,000 votes; the Centre. 2,1 4 5,000; the Na tional Liberals 1,716.000; the Rallcals ,31 1.000 and the Socialists 3.259,000 votes. This apparent Incongruity is duo to .the unequal distribution of election districts which makes it pos sible for the province of Fast Prussia, for Instance, with 402,!45 voters to have seventeen representatives in the Reichstag, while Rerlin. with 4H3.457 voters has only six seats. Generally qeaklng tomorrow's elec tion will be fought out between, the combination of the Conservative and the Centre rtles on the one side ami the Liberals. Radicals and Socialists on the other. There is no firm and positive alliance between the parties standing together in the fight, no coali tion for mutual support, but there Is good reason to believe that the Sin-lal-its will gain considerably by the sup port and co-ocratlon of the liberal and radical elements among the voters. Many Issues Involved. The Issues of the camjuLlgn which will reach Its culmination In tomor row's election are essentially of an economic nature. The enormously high cost of living and the refusal of the government to reduce the tarin on meat ami other Ikh1 products, which would mitigate the condition of the poorer classes now on the verge of starvation, is undoubtedly tbe most po tent factor to influence the coming election. Other reasons, however, are the general feeling that Germany, ow ing to tho incapability of the Imperial cabinet, has lost prestige during the controversy with France concerning Morocco; the bitterness caused by the prolonged controversy over , the finan cial legislation of 1909; the universal complaint that Chancellor Von Ileth-mann-Hollweg had re-established the yoke of the Catholic Centre upon the Lutheran majority, nnd many other minor grievances perhaps insignificant CAN BUY STEEL STOCK. Corporation Telle Plan for Purchases By Employes. New York, Jan. ,11. in accordance with its profit-sharing plan of the last nine years, the V. S. Steel corporation has made known the terms arid conditions under which officers and employes of the corpora tion and Its subsidarics may subscribe for additional preferred and common shares for the current year. The sub scription price for the. preferred is $110 and for the common $G5. Under this plan employes receiving $1,100 or less a year may not sub scribe fur more 4han one share of the preferred, while those receiving be ween, about $.Ono and $3,400 may subscribe for as many as fifteen shares. lf the common stock, employes earn ing under $500 are limited to one share, with a maximum of twenty-five shares for. the highest priced employes or officials. Payment of the subscriptions Is to be made in monthly installments to b d-ducted from salary or wags. Subscriptions will be . received until Feb. 3, next. WORKING FOR LAFOLLETTE. Sioux Falls. S. D.. Jan. II. Delegates from various parts of the Slate fath ered here today for the first conference of South Dakota Republican Progres sives to form a permanent State or ganlza'tlon. adopt a platform nnd plan a campaign in the intercut of the La- Follette presidential candidacy. FOUNDERS' DAY EXERCISES. 'Ijoulsville, Ky., Jan. 11. Founders' Day at the Southern Baptist Theolo gical Seminary was celebrated todav with exercises in the chapel of Norton Hall. Tho principal speaker were the Rev. Carter Helm Jones, I). D., of Oklahoma City and the Rev. Henry W. Rattle, D. I)., of Charlottesville, V'a. FORECAST MADE BY GOV. HARMON TARIFF REFORM AND ECONOMY IN .GOVERNMENT ISSUES WILL GIVE DEMO CRATS VICTORY. Chicago, Ills.. Jan. 11. Fconomy In conducting the national government and tariff reform were declared by Governor Harmon of Ohio, in a qecch at the Iroquois Club luncheon given In his honor here today, to be the. vital is sues of the day. Incidentally the governor predicted that the Democratic nominee for pres ident who promises these reforms will be elected by a large majority. BERGER WOULD OPEN STORE. Asks $1,000,000 Appropriation for Gov ernment Purposes. Washington. D? C. Jan. 11. Repre sentative Victor L. Herger, Socialist of Wisconsin, has introduced a bill to ap propriate $1,000,000 for the establish ment of a government owned depart ment store in Washington for the ben efit of government clerks, to be oper ated on the lines of the commissary' stores hi the Panama canal 7.one. SHUSTER S SUCCESSOR QUITS. Former Treasurer-General of Persia Will Leave Today. Teheran, Jan. 11. One of the four Perslati commissioners appointed with M. Mornard, ex-director of customs, to take over the duties of W. Morgan Shuster, former treasurer-general of Persia, resigned Monday, while the others made a formal call on Mr. Shuster. Mr. Shuster will leave here today. He is returning to the United States by way of Russia. PETITION FOR ROOSEVELT. Oregon Voter Asks That Colonel Be Entererd in Primary. Salem, Ore.. Jan. 11. A etitlon to place the name of Theodore Roosevelt 011 the primary ballot for president has been receive! by the secretary of state. It was filed bv Oliver M. Mickey of Portland, who stated that K'Oo rigna tures could be obtained "at a moment's i:otice." SUGAR BEET CROP A LOSS? Company Refuses Great Crop Grown in Racine County. Racine, Wis., Jan. II. About 2OK.O0O tons of sugar beets in Racine county, contracted for by the Janesville Sugar Pcet company, will not he accepted at the mills, growers today receiving Idlers Instructing them not to hlp more sngnr beets and stating that the mills would be closed Iist season's crop was about 540,000 tons, double that of any previous year. The Janes ville company avers that the beets grown in this county last season con tain such a small percentage of sugar that the mill was being operated at an enormous loss. In themselves, hut of sufficient weight wlth the voters to Influence them at tomorrow's election. The fact that at the recent by-eliM'tlons at Duesseldorf and Constanz the Socialists were suc cessful seems to Indicate the tendency of popular feeling In Germany and to foreshadow the defeat of the govern ment parties at the poll tomorrow. CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE EIRE Breaks Through Roof and For Time Serious Conflagration . is Threatened TWO BURNED IN NEW YORK Oakdale Hotel and Other Build ings in Chicago Burn Guests Succeed in Escaping. Valuable Securities Recovered From Equitably Ruins. Chicago, Jan. 11. A fire in the Hoard of Tradw building here this afternoon caused a small. loas. Later the fire broke out again, and it looked as if It might prove serious, names began breaking through-the roor and a gen eral alarm was turned In. Ad occu pants of the building were ordered out by the fire chief. The firemen stic ceeded finally in getting the biitze un der control. Two Lose Livee in N. Y. New York, Jan. 11 Two lives are believe! to have been lost In a Are which destroyed a three-story frame building on Rroqxdale avenue this morning. Those supposed to have perished are Mrs. T. McDonough and a woman friend. The bodies probably were burned to cinders. Chicago Hotel Burns. Chicago. Jan. 11. Oakdale hotel and thre other buildings in Austin, a sub urb, were burned today. Th loss was $:0.000. All guests in the hotel escap ed. Valuable Securities Recovered. More than $50,000,000 in stocks and bonds was recovered from one of the rmaller vaults in the burned Kquitable Life Assurance, society building late yesterday, but it probably -will he a week btfore the great vaults of the society and the Mercantile Safe De posit company give up their half billion or more In securities. Austrian Palace Damaged. Vienna. Austria, Jan. 11. Fire de stroyed a considerable portion of the palace ef Arch Duke Frederick In thl rity last night. PUTS BAN ON JOHNSON. Champion Will Not Be Allowed to Box in New York. New York. Jan. 11. Frank O'Nell of the recently created state athletic ccmmlsslon declared today that Jack Johnson will not be allowed to enter a contest within the limits of New York state. There had been some talk of n short hr.ut here for Johnson as a pre liminary to the proposed match with Jim Flynn In Nevada, Oneil's refusal Is based on the grounds that it is against public policy and expediency to have Johnson box here. GIVEN MUCH CREDIT. James Mullenhaeh. formerly of this city and now acting superintendent of the Chicago United Charities, is given warm praise by the Chicago Record Herald for the excellence of the ork of his detainment during the recent storm and cold weather. Although dur ing the cold weather, the bureau was feeding upwards from 5.000 people per day, and was providing needed relief in other cases, the arrangements were so carefully made by Mr. Mullenbach that actual suffering was reduced to a minimum. CALLS JOINT CONFERENCE. 1 Indianapolis. Jan. 11. J'resident White, of the United Mine Workers of America, today issued a call for a Joint tonference of miners and oper ators of bituminous coal states. Penn sylvania. West Virginia. Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, here on January for the purpose of agreeing upon wago scales. ' ' BRITISH TROOPS TO PERSIA. Calcutta, Jn. 11. Orders have been issued to a brigade of infantry at Ahmadnngar to be prepared to pro ceel Immediately to Persia. R-ports of dangers incurred by merchants trnv cl ing in southern Persia caused this step to be taken. U. S. CRUISER IS SAFE. Hamilton. i:-rmuda, Jan. 11. Thft IT. s. scout cruiser Rlrmlnghnm has arrived here. The destroyer McCall is lying off St. Georges. BOAT SINKS; 172 DROWNED. Bucharest. Roumania, Jan. 11. The Russian steamer Russ foundered dur ing a gale in the black sea. will all passengers and the crew, totalling 172 persons. w J PRESENTED TO EMPRESS. St. Petersburg. Jan. II. (Ambassa dor and Mrs. Guild were presented to Fmpress Alexandria at the palace to day. I Home-made things are often th best. lpeclAUy Is this true of the hone-mnde man. '