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J THE CALUMET NEWS THE CALUMET NEW8 18 A n MEMBER OF THE A88OCIATED THE WEATHER PRESS. TODAY'S iEW TODAY. 8NOW TONIGHT AND SUN DAY WARMER TONIGHT. J VOL XXI CALUMET, HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY 13, 1912. NO. 63 AUTO ACCIDENT FATAL TO TIVE Two Men and Three Women Lose Their Lives at Trenton, N. J., Today TWO BOYS KILLED BY TRAIN One Endeavors to Save the Other and Both are Struck Sled on Which Seven-Year-Old Wat Riding Sticks in Track as Train Comas Along. Trenton, N. J., Jan. 13. Two men an. I three young women were drowned tins morning when nn automobile in which they were riding ran into an ar 1 1 Mela stream of water Just outside i he i it y limits. The dead: Donald I.eed, son of for mer Supreme Court Justice Leod. Chester A. Van Cleef, automobile tulesmun. Margaret Indall. Helen Mlllvey. Anna Hasel. The bodies of the first two named young women were recovered k 1 1 1 1 1 Bftar. The accident happened nt a point v.'here there wan a sharp bend in the road and It Is believed Chauffeur r..-fcr. who escaped death, had be.om" numb from the cold and fumbled the steering w heel. Two Boys Killed by Train. Hotanrt. Ind., Jan. 13 Walter Holl. seven anil Albeit Lee .aged elcV- II were killed last night when cross thf Pennsylvania tracks Moll was li .1 B)ed being draWIT bj I.ee w hell the train approarbed. Instead of at . noting to save himself. lee tugged i the rope in an effort to rescue his 1 1 1 m pan ton The sled stuck fast and both boys were killed. Boats Sink; Two Pariah. Little Rock. Ark.. Jan. 13. -The hi. l Nettle Johnson today struc k heavy ice In Lake L'Angullle and Bank. Two passengers were drowned. Four- '..-li other. Were rescued They at'"' badly fm.en and In a serious coiidl- WILL INSTALL OFFICERS. Court North Star to Hold Enjoyable Meeting This Evening. 'ourt North Star. No. 17. F. of A., will Install officers this evening in the 'Hid Fellows' hall on Fifth street. An Imitation extended the llublell degree team to be In attendance has been lie ei pted and the Torch Lake members v.ill put on the initiatory work. A al car over the Houghton County Traction company has been chart, red ' 1 bring the Torch Iike members to Calumet, tmd will be held until after the installation. A .snipper and a smoker an on the program. MUCH 8NOW REMOVED. Street Commissi. .tier Marmaduk ka takes exception to the statement published in a contemporary that Han-nail i'k has the best kept streets In the j pper country. He state that Red i Jacket's streets will be hard to boat, and that an Inspection is Invited. largi force of men and tea ma nave een at work during the past twen our hours and the h: accumula tion of snow has been t ,ed. MANCHU RULERS WILL ABDICATE CHINESE ROYALTY WILL RETIRE AT ONCE TO JEHOL. ONLY COURSE OPEN TO THEM. P'-klng. Jan. if. The abdication of Chinese throne wae practically de cided on this afternoon and a retire ment to Jehol will take place almost '"Mediately. The Miimi Iih pi lin es, ol ' i lls and soldiers agree that this I Hie only eo'irse open to the throne. Big U. 8. Force in China. Washington. Jan. II. Nine hundred men Of the tfntted States marine "rps, It was learned today, at pres ent are in China, degpntched there '"in the Philippines In small mimberi ! i I .i. tober. I GOV. WILSON TO MICHIGAN. Ttenton. N. J-. Jan. IS. Oovcrnoi Wood roe Wilson win have nexi wni neadajr for a trip west. He will speak " Detroit, Ann Arbor and Ciand Rap da. Mich He ag pacta to visit Hlhtohi "ml Wisconsin later. ANOTHER COSTLY FIRE. "'"' .,o. tan. 1. -Fire today fleatrnyefl n building on Market street ' ' -i h ihe (teneral '! ihn Co., ami damaged adjoining buildings The loss HONOR MEMORY OF RABBI. Chicago. III., Jn. 13. I'nder the au spices f ,. Kubbinlcal Association ol Chicago Interesting exercises were held today to murk the one hundredth anniversary of ih birth of r. fjrh man Adler. who was Rabbi of the con gregatlon of Kchilaih Anshe Mayrlv in this city tor many years. Ur Ad ler was .he author of many writings on Jewish hlH-toric.il subjects and was nnsldercd one ol the best Informed theologians In AmeHoa. TO CONSECRATE CATHEDRAL. London. Jan. 13. A large party of l'ngllsh churchmen and their families v. ill depart tomoirow for Khartuu to attend the ,onse:ration of the great cathedral ibal lias been erected In the metropolis or the upper Nile COUatY) in rnemery the famous Oeneral rjor- don. The consecration Is to take place the latter put of this month and will be attended with splendid ' ete.muiles. The Hishop of I. -ndon, the Rt. Rev. Winnington-Ingrain will of ficiate. WARMER WEATHER PROMISED. Chicago, Jan. 13. Warmer weather is the promise the weather bureau made today. From nearly all points in the west come reports of rising tempera ture, with indications of snow. The prediction of fifteen below xero for Chicago today was not fulfilled, the lovves' point being but one below at midnight. Sine, that time there has I'eeii a steady rise. Chinook w inds to dav prevailed generally throughout .Montana. ITALIANS MEET SEVERE REVERSES SOLDIERS WRITING FROM FRONT REPORT DEFEATS AND HEAVY LOSSES AT HANDS OF TURKS. Rome. Jan. 13. Stories of uefeats and heavy Iosm-hs sustained by the Italians In Tripoli arc told in private letters from soldiers at the front. Fights that otfb la! dispatches claimed as Italian victories are said to have been : verses. one letter says that In one battle the regiments of Grenadiers and Itersaglleri were nearly wiped out lot existence. On another occasion th Itulians ran out of ammunition, and thr enomr. being well supplied, killed or Wound. .1 OW hundred soldiers. PROPOSAL BY DIVORCEE. Roma Parkar Asks Former Husband to Wed. Chicago. III.. Jan. 13. Roma Parker, 17. and pretty, was "clerking" in a Chicago department store tWC year ago. ICnter Albert Schaffer, a few years older, good looking, well dnss cd, earning $-' a week. Albert said he had $L,r.,00. They were married. When the new Mrs. Schaffer began to he Insistent about the honeymoon ut Niagara Falls. Albert "told all." Ills money was nearly gone. It took Roma about ten seconds 10 that honeymoon off. but three hours to tell Albert what she thought of him. A ear elapsed. Divorced. Another year. Roma enters a small jewelry shop. Leap vcar. A young man came to wait on her. Their eyes met. "Al," said Roma. "I think we're botii a couple of fiMils. Don't you think we ought to have stayed married. Al?" "You bei I do!" retorted Al. "And what we ar going to do right now is to get married again. And It isn't all four-flush with me this time, elth'-r. I own this place." ' Al," said Roma. "I came here to get a piece of Jewelry." Sure.'" replied Al. "How would this handsome solitaire do "" Married aain. Kvcrv boody happy. OSBORN URGES ECONOMY. Insists That Every State Institution Cut Down Expenses. Lansing. Mich., Jan. 13. Wayne county Is the first county In the state to come, forward with a contribution to the state treasury in tHxes. Audi-tor-;encral Fuller having received 8M,St from the county treasurer. In I i. -w of the dciiclency In funds which has existed for some time the early payment of taxes by Wayne has been a matier of favorable comment by state officers. Oov. Osborn has written to the heads of nil state institutions calling their attention to the deficiency which exist In the suite treasury at the close of the year. In view of the condition he urges that every institution should be operat ed In the most economical manner dur ing the present year In nn attempt to nid the state in finish the year In as good codnltlon ns posalhle financial ly SUB COMMITTEE MEETS. Cfctaafnt III.. Jan. 13. The sub com mittee on arrangements for the Repub lican national convention, of which Harry S. New of Indiana Is chairman, held Its first meeting today nt the Con gress Hotel. !etalls were discussed pertaining' to assignments, of heod- .quarters and arrangements made for llndivldunl rooms. WILL CONSIDER WAGE DEMANDS United Mine Workers of America to Open Big Convention on Tuesday MANY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS Present Agreement With Oper ators to Expire Soon Employers Do Not Look With Favor on Plan for Waue Increases For the Men. Indianapolis. Ind.. Jan. IS. The ad vance guard of delegates to att -n.l th. annual convention or the United Mine Workers or America to meet hare Tuesday has reached here. The con tention promises to be one of the most Important as well as the largest gath ering !n the history of the organization. It will be attended by delegates repre senting the tens of thousands of min ers who labor In the Immense bitumi nous fields, which stretch from West Virginia and central Pennsylvania northwest to Hrltlsh Columbia and southwest to Texas and Oklahoma. The anthracite miners of Pennsylvania are expected to be ipore largely represent ed than at previous conventions, ow ing to the fact that the wage agree ment of the anthracite miners will ex pire as well as that of the bituminous worker. It Is probable that the convention will last two weeks or longer The matter of a new wage agreement will be thoroughly discussed, though final action in the matter will as usual be left to the committee which will meet In Joint conference with the operators next month. Mitchell's Act Questioned. In addition to the ordinary routine business th' convention will have many matters of Importance to consider, it Is generally conceded that the report of the tellers of tin recent national election for ofBeari win show the ra election of John P. White of Iowa as president over Tom L. Lewis, his op poneiit. Kdwin Perry, the secrctarv treasurer, had no rival for the office. One of t ie questions that is being discused anu ng the delegates already on the ground Is whether the (.inven tion will rescind the resolution thut placed John IfttctM II before the alter native of giving up his union card or resigning from the National Civic Fed eration. Mr. Mitchell, it Will be re called, recently made charges that the last miners' convention was "packed" and to that fact was due the adoption of the resolution. Agreement Expires Soon. The question of renewing the agree ment aritll the operators, however, wdl 01 01 all idow all other matters before the convention. The present agree ment will expire March 31 next. No attempt is made to conceal the fact that a general strike or both the bitu minous and anthracite miners is fjggegg the possibilities. The situation In the anthracite Held is the more alarming-, as a strike of the haul coal miners Is always more serious in Its conse quences than I suspension of work by the bituminous miners. The district organizations In the anthracite field huve held their separate conventions. These gatherings adopted res. bit ions demanding 20 per cent Increase In wages, a decrease of about 11 per cent In working houre without a corres ponding decrease in pay. payment by v eight exclusively, and other conces sions Operatora Stand Pat. The operators have not given any official notice of their intentions, hut It Is well known they have no inten tion of granting these demands. While the mine workers argue that, the In crease 1 ost of liv ing has made neces sary a wage Increase, the operators bold that the "sliding scale" created by the Strike Commission has given the miners advantage of every ad vance In the price of coal, and that no flat advance In wages is possible under pf agent conditions. The Conciliation Board promises to he a bone of contention also. This Is (otnpoaed .of three representatives of the mine workers and three represen tatives of the operators. It was creat ed by the Strike Commission to settle differences as they arise from time to time. The miners declare that the methods of work of the Conciliation Roard are cumbersome and imprac tical. Some OtSer Concessions. A number of the same concessions which the miners demanded unsuccess fully before the Rtrtke Commission will be demanded again. Notable among these Is the so-called "check off" the system under which the oper ators deduct the miners' pay checks the union dues and turn the amount deducted over to the officer of the union. As this Involves the recogni tion of the United Mine Worker by the operntors It has been steadily op posed by the latter. Another demnnd which the mine workers will present Is that whatever agreement Is made It shall last one year only. This has been demanded over and over again, but tbe operutors have always stood out for longer term. The miners believe that the present 1 155 News Forecast Of the Coming Week Washington, D. C ,im. n. politi al conferences and the movement of I ha presidential aspirants will continue to contribute much of the Important:) and interesting news ,.t the week. In various state the p.nty leaders will no . t to discuss the preliminary work of the approaching campaign. In Ala bama there will be a state conference of the Republican progress! . and at Fargo, N l., the Democrats of the northwest have toeen called to meet for a general pow-vvovv. Considerable Interest attache to the Fargo gather ing. The promoter- disclaim any In tention of becoming any candidate for the residential nomination, but as North Dakota will be the first state to declare its preference In the pri maries It Is unlikely that the campaign managers will overlook the Fargo gathering. Incidentally the meeting will serve to call attention to the fact that North Dakota has a good man lor second place on the Democratic ticket in the peraon o! dovernor John Burke. President Taft la to So t.. N'ew Ha ven on KYiday to attend a banquet of the Chamber of Commerce of that city. The next day he will attend the meet ing of the Yale Corporation, and that night he will address the New York City Par Association QoeeftlOf Judson Harmon has speak ing engagements for the week in aev eial western cities, while Ooveram WooJrow Wilson, his i ival for the presidential nomination, has accepted an engagement to address a convention of Michigan editors In Detroit. Hearings on the resolution introduc ed by Representative Humphrey of Washington directing the appointment of a special committee to investigate the "Shipping Trust" will begin Mon day before the House Committee on Rules. The first extra session of the legis lature in the history of Idaho will (onvene Monday in response to the tall of (governor Hawley. The sole pur- pose of the session is the revision of the revenue Iowa o th state. One of the most Important conven tions of the week will be the annual meeting of the Cnlted Mine Workers of Am rlca. which will assemble Tues day In Indianapolis. The convention will discuss a new wage scale to be presented nt the joint conference with the operators. The present scale will expire April 1 nnd it Is believed th miners will demand a general advance in wages. Other events of the week "will In clude the Inauguration of Karl M. DlOM Of ns governor of Mississippi, the welcome of Cardinal Farley upon his arrival in New York from Rome, the opening and dedication of the new Mu seum of Art in Toledo, O., the annual convention of the National Hoard of Trade in Washington, the annual leg slon of the Tuskogee Negro Conference the annual observance throughout the South of the birthday anniversary of Ceneral Robert F. Lee the annual meet ing of the Western Oolf association of Chicago, and the meeting of the Am eilcan Association for Highway Im provement In Washington, D C. WILL SHOWS STRANG PACT. Pueblo Millionaire and Wife Made Pe culiar Agreement. Ihieblo, Jan. 13. A at range eir umstance In the life of James C. Smith t pueblo ploneei and reputed million aire, developed when his will was llh'd, It Is learned that In the past twetitv - three yea i. Smith and his wile, who to all appearand were happy and con tented, have lived absolutely apart, oc cupying the s in e bouse, but never the same apartment. Kven their children or closest mends lid not know of a eecret agreement which existed between them, the same providing: That they bear onlv pla tunle relations toward each other Smith pay all of the expenses of tin house, for the education of their chil dren, uwl allow Mre. Smith the sum Of ?r0 for personal expenses. In return Mrs. Smith agreed to waive ail claims to the eteiiive progcrt) owned contract were observed.. Mrs. Smith was to n4cre a c areful and motherly Interest over their chil dren, teach them to love and respec' i heir t .ther "so long as he shall de serve such v spe. t. ' and kd p the terms of the agreement absolutely sen-ret. The estate, which includes a num ber of Pueblo's biggest business bicks by Smith so long as the terms of the urnl a ,S8 a ere ranch In the AKtanl valley, will go to the children, who are now grow n The coronation of King Oeorge was commemorated in one KnglNh villa. by the erection of a public grind atone. time Is well selected for pressing their demands. In the first place It Is un usual for the wage agreements in both the hard and soft coal regions to en-) plre simultaneously .then. too. It is a j pi . lent In I i lection year. This gives the mine workers' organizations a strong weapon. Iterause by simultan eous notion In several mining regtone the lenders could create a condition approaching a fuel famine. to I 8 U. S. LIABILITY BILL IS READY President Taft's Commission Ready to Report After Three Months' Work ADJUSTERS WILL BE NAMED They Will Act in the Event of Any Disagreement Proposed Measure Provides That Wid ows of Victims Shall Be Well Provided For. Washington, D. C, Jan. 13 After three months of exhaustive work the joint commission appointed by Presi dent Taft to Investigate employ ers' ha blllty and workmer compensation, is noi ready to report. Accompanying this report and embody itig- all of its i commendations b a 1)111 which w. be. Introduced into Congress following I spc ial message from the president. It provides, among other things, that a tailioad company, for instable, shall be held responsible for the Injury of ail emplove whether the negligence of the victim contributed to his injury or not. It is provided that to the widow of a V lot fen shall for a continuous stated period be paid a percentage of her husband's prev ioiis earnings, tame shall apply to dependent The or- phaus. Specific rates of compcneutlon are provided for specific injuries. It is pro vide! that the United States district OOUSl in each of the eighty districts shall apiMilnl an official to be known as "the adjuster of accident compen sation." which acts only In the, event of a disagreement between employer nnd agegdoge, If exceptions are not filed to Ilia lindlngs, they become judgment. s. -non Jl provides that whore death results from any Injury the following a mounts shall be paid for eight years: (1) It the deceased employe leaves a widow and no child under the age of 16, and no dep ndent child vi IS 40 per cent of the waged of th. de ceased shall be paid foi the a for men tioned period. (2) If tile deceased employe haven a widow and any child under 16 or any dependent child over i;. thato shall be paid to the widow for herself and child or children .'id per cent of tlx monthly wage. (3) If the deceased employe leaver anj i h i ll under 16, or dependent child over 1, but no widow. If one child, M per cent, and If more than one child 111 per cent additional for each child not to exceed a total of ."tl per cent of the wage. (4) In the event of the dentil or re marriage of the widow the amount shall be paid to the child or children for the balance of the eight-year pe riod. (5) If the deceased leaves a parent or parents und no widow or children, to per cent of the wages shall be paid to them. W hen permanent total disability re sults from uny Injury there shall be paid to the Injured employe .0 per cent of his monthly wages during the re mainder of his life. The bill defines pertnam nt total dis ability as "The total and irrevocable loss of sight in both eves, the loss of both feet, the loss of both hands, the loss of one hand and one foot, an in jury to the spine resulting in perma nent paralysis and an injury to the skull resulyting an incurable imbecility or insanity." Where temporary total diaaMlity re sults from any Injury there shall be paid N per c . id oi the monthly wages during the period of disability. Spe cific payments for injuries ore stipu lated for various periods of disability. Y. M. C. A. TEAM DEFEATED. Knights of Columbus of Marquette Win by 28-25 Score. The K n i k I i s ot Columbus basket ball team of Marquette won another dose gaapj in Calumet last evening, taking the measure of the Y. M. C A. team by the score of 28 to 16. Although the ..tine was rather roiurh H was a splen dbt exhibition and was witnessed by a large crowd. The roughness was due largely to the fact that the referee per nutted M players to Indulge In Oils style f play. There wire one or two personal encounters on the floor. In the first half, the visiting players had all the better of the argument. .mi. I it the end the wore -food li to N In their favor. The locals caiio gggfe strong in the second period nnd al- inoM overcame the areat lead. fYllilo diK was the star tor Calumet ar.l Kinu and Uiirc were most effective for Marquette. The teams lined up as fol io wa: 1 K. of C Ring, center. Council, for ward: Yayne. forward; Myers, guard: Prlmeau. guard. Y. M. C. A Frimodtg, center. Oar to forward; Ktu and Olpp. forward: Xekervls, guard; James and Chamber leJn, guard. A ei eat deal of wire lo tting Is sold in , New Zealand, both for protecting against rabbits j.d for Inclosing lambs, pigs and poultry where ordinary nire fencing would le Insufficient PRINCE ARTHURS BIRTHDAY. Son of Governor-General of Canada Enters Upon Thirtieth Year. London, Jim. is. Prin. i Arthur of' Conna light, son of the ;..vef nor-i Jen- eral of anada and first cousin of King George v.. today entered upon his thir tieth year, having been born January 13, 1SK3. Prince Arthur is one of th most popular of the Hrltlsh roffel fam ily. and without doubt one of the most promising. lie is as one li a favorite with the present king as he was with the late King Kd ward, who during the latter years of his reign frequently sIh.a.,1 his confidence in tbe ability of his young nephew by despatching him on important diplomatic missions Prince Arthur, like his pretty sister the Princess Patricia, who is enjoying the winter with her parents at ottuwu. shows no Inclination to rush into ma trimony. There is no doubt thot some years ago the dashing young prince was madly In love with Lady Marjorie Manners, the fascinating daughter of the present Duke of Rutland, but cir cumstances anil the royal negative intervened to prevent a match, since which time the prince has been content tr remain a bachelor. MILWAUKEE AUTO SHOW. Milwaukee, Wis.. Jan. 15. Surpass ing In brilliancy and magnitude all previous exhibitiona of the kind In this city, the fourth annual show of tin- Milwaukee Automobile Dealer's Association opens in the Auditorium tonight and will continue through the omlng week. The display of pleasure and commercial cars, tires and acces sories will occupy tUMHMl square feet of exhibit!, n space TO GIVE ADDRESS BEFORE CONGRESS COUNT LUT20W. BOHEMIAN SCHOLAR, WILL TALK FEB. 5 ON 8UBJECT OF UNI VERSAL PEACE. London. Jan. 13. Count Lutrovv, the Bohemian scholar and historian, will cave London on January 20th for an eft tended tour of America. ndi will, be sides giving an address bet.ae Con gress, deliver a aeriea of lectures among many Of the chief universities of America Tin- add i ess before congress will be largely doe 0 ted to the subject of Tra versal Peace ami early attempts in that direction made by a king of Bo hemia. Ktan 1',,-orge of I'odeorail Who proposed a union of lOnropean coun tries to put a stop to war. The lec tures ut the universities will ! on the history and literature of Itohcinia, fll- liis as far as possible being eliinuiat ed. The Count iv due to arrive in Wash Inajua on FalW agga tth, and the ad dress to congress will be delivered on the next day. Count Lutxow i known throughout Ku rope aj an authority on things lto heniian, and he has lectured and vvtit ten about his country in almost every university on this side ol the water This, however, will be his tlrst trip to America, and he is looking forward to It with a gnat deal ol interest. He was induced to make It by the Bo hemian Society of Chicago, and by the fact that in Nebraska and other west ern states there are large and pros perous Bohemian colonies. A big. Jolly man who is usually surrounded in his London residence, where ho and the Countess entertain, by the best of tin- literary circle of Bngtaied and the con- tlnent, the Count Is sure to appeal t the American collegian. Work of American Artist. n exhibition of the last work of the late Kdwin A. Abbey, the American ar tist, wax op. tied with the New Yeur by the Royal Academy at Burlington House Such exhibitions are a signal honor, which the Academy grants only in the case of Its most distinguished 'ecei.d mem here. The pictures selected for the exhibit were picked by Mrs Abbey, with the assistance of members ol the Royal Vcadcmy who were in close touch and -vmpathy with the work of hT hus band. Vmong the pictures an" several sketches made, preliminary to the isaintings which Abbey did for the State Capital of Pennsylvania at liar risburg. ltobablv the most Interesting feature of the exhibit are the pen and Ink sketches of Shakespearean char acters, numbered among the last ef forts of the dead artist. These were the result of a life long study of Shakespeare's works and the Shakee- eare country made b lley, but he had not progressed far enough with the great work to exhibit any of it be fore bis death. The Abbey exhibit Is In harge of Sir rederick A li. n Secret. irv ..! the Royal Academy After preparing the exhibit. Mrs. Abbey sailed for New York. The Abbey cxhrblt at Burling ton House will be followed by an exhi bition of old masters which will be the most lmxirtant given bv the Academy in recent, years. Government Controls Phone. With the taking ov. r of the National Telephone company on .Innuarv 1 the government be. ,i the owner ot practically all of the telephone t tlee or the British Isles. The property of the company be comes the possession ol the xt.it- an. I BIG GAINS MADE BY SOCIALISTS Capture Twenty Eight Additional Seats in the leichstag in Germany COMBINATION IS HARD HIT Absolute Majority of Strong Coali tion is Broken However. Consarvative-Clerical Alii ance Will Continue to Be Powerful Factor. Rerlln. Jan. 13 Returns of yester day's Relchatag election so far show the Oo.lallsU made a net Kain of twen.. tv -tour seats; the Conservativea lost eighteen; the Centrists lost alx. the National Liberals lost thirteen; and the Radicals lost twelve. There will he a total of 323 re-ballots, and upon the result of these depends the charac ter of the new Reichstag. Later Returns. Later reports give the Socialists a gain if twenty-eight seats. Ot these eight were captured from the radi cals, nine from the Conservatives, nine from the National -Liberals and two from the Centrists. The Conservative-clerical coalition, which has had domination of parlia ment . since the fall of Von Buelow, proba'dy has lost its absolute majority. However, the combination of the two powerful parties must still be reckoned with aa the strongest factors in the Relc htag. NARROWLY ESCAPED DEATH. Belolt. Wla. Jan. 13 That Preeldent Eaton, of Helot t college, narrowly ea caped death In a railroad accident Wednesday, became known here toduy on his return home. He was on an Alton train, between Chicago and IVo ria. 111., when go wan awakened by a crash. The last thrwe sleepers Jumped the track running a half mil on the tie and croanng a bridge over a deep ravine. That the cars did not go Into the ravine in considered little short of a miracle by FJntnn. INSPECTION ON JAN. 24. Announcement has' been made that the annual insjKs-tlon of Co A, Kn gitteers. will be held on Jan M, orders to th.lt effect having Just I. een re ceived by Capt Jess Meads. The in sceptlotl will be colidlK tel by Cap! c.i ,es of the Third Battalion. Rogular Army, an expert on the work of an Kn-gima-ring Corps, who was attached to the company aa special instructor while tbe command was m camp at In dianapolis. Commencing next week, the company will drill on both Tues day and Thursday evenings so as to be in readiness. BREAKS AIR SPEED RECORD. Pau France, Jan. 18 Jule Vedrlnea. the French aviator, beat the world's speed record Bxlay. covering 88 1-3 melee in an hour in his monoplane. TAFT EQUALS THE ROOSEVELT RECORD IN THREE YEAR8 HAS STARTED AS MANY TRUST SUITS AS PREDECESSOR DID IN SEVEN. Washington. Jan. 13. President Tnft. it was figured at the department of Jualioe, has now equalled the record of Roos velt's administration for trust prosecutions under the Sherman law. The total number Is forty-four. In Roosevelt's seven vears eighteen bills in equity were tiled, twenty-five indictments returned and one forfeit ure proceeding begun. In less than three years of the Taft administration there have been twenty-two civil suits and a like number of Indictments. Since the enactment of the Sherman law the record of other presidents la: , Harrison, four civil and three crim inal suits Cleveland, four civil, two criminal and two informations for contempt. McKlnter, three civil proceedings the 1S.(H0 cmplovees Join the ranks of the civil servants of the kingdom generally speak lne. the officials ind employeee of the company are not pleased with the change, aa they feel that it will militate against their chancre of advancement. Now that the government Is In su preme control of the telephone facili ties of th ntrv. it is expected that efforts will be made to extend it great ly, eepeciallv in the rural districts, where the telephone is alnjost un known. Kven in Iondon the telephone directory Is no larger thsn those f several cities of the I niteil States with populations of lens than KAO.OOO.