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PAGE FOUR THE CALUMET NEWS SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1912. THE CALUMET NEWS Founded 1880. DAILY i; KIT HI ' DAY. Published y The MINING GAZETTE CO. AT CALUMET, MICHIGAN. M W. Young.. Editor. W. M. Lyon, Bus. Mgr. Publication ut the printing Office, 104 Fifth Street. Calumet, Michigan. Entered at the Fust Office at Calumet. Michigan, as Second Claw Mall Matter. TELEPHONES: Business office 209 Editorial rooms 4 HANCOCK OFFICE: Elks' Tempi. Phons 812 HOUGHTON OFFICE: Phone 1W TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: By Mail or Carrier. Per year (in advance) $5.00 Per yesr (not In a dvance) .0o Per month SO Htnale issue OS Old MihaTlbers wishing to chant their addresses must furnish old as well as new addresses In each Instance. New sub!i rlptlons may be ordered by telephone, mall or carrier, or in person at the company's office. Complaints or irregularity In deliv ery will receive prompt and thorough Investigation. SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1912. For MM promised relief, Mr. Weathet Mun, v.v. are duly grateful. That smile belongs t" 1r. sr weather anl else. the coal man to no one i,. ...in Some pi"j It may wonder wh) he kIi ild go south m the Interest of i wrei.i, nt. but the south Is of ' importance when It come to nominating the Republican presidential candidate, as nlcclj x; lalned by Harn- uel l lythe In an arti ! In this week's Maturity poat. Mr. Ulythe points out that although the Republteans are tcrcatlv In the minority In the south ih.'. have a liberal representation in the national Convention of the party, and that the president, by means mi patronage, can line these delegates up i! he desire re-nomination. Accord -ing to Mr. Ulythe the southern dele Kates will number 2h': In the Republl- .h, . nvenllon in ni.ago n.xi juii. and 537 will be required for the nom ination lie Intlniuln that Mr Taft. if he desire, can have these 25J It-le gates, which would furnish him with a nice Ilttl. nucleus for the addition of nthei deb-Kates. As party patronage In the south Is practically controlled .v the president. it would appear that Mr. Mcliarg. If he really is ir the south In the Interest of Mr. Kooscvelt. will have a hard time lining up much convention sup port for T. K. The fact that the ex- ... ..i.n.t.t U nut n i ami. t ate aiHo will e'" - - make Mr. .vtdlarg's mission difficult, it true there is much sentiment throughout the country for Kooscvelt tut unless the former president gets into the field this sentiment cannot bf lystalllzed to effec tively cope with th organization tha can be perrtctea oy the administration. h-M- I t Mf Safe and Sane Politics We Must Stop Taxation nd Legislation Iniquities C By Bishop WARREN CANDLER of the Southern Methodist Church irFHK M too L'n'Ht a disposition to look to the government for evervtliiriL' lli.it suie chic, want hihI 1 lav taxo for the rrlicf ol -very popular l tminl. Thcro mi many rpprcscntativr at Wnli Inton who boast of their ability to get things for their const itoentfl or, in otlier words, who arc Brood i (J8ING THE PUBLIC FUNDS TO BUY POITI.AR IAVOK with the thoughtless and the venal. IN THE LEGISLATURES OF THE SEVERAL STATES WE SEE THE SAME TREND. ALL 80RTS OF PROPOSALS ARE BROUGHT FORWARD TO SPEND THE MONEY WHICH 18 FORCIBLY TAKEN FROM THE PEOPLE BY TAXATION. CORPORATIONS BEING BOTH IMPER30NAL AND UNPOPULAR, THEY PPOCEED TO LEVY TAXE8 ON THEM TO THE LIMIT. IN THE END THAT SORT OF POLICY DISCOURAGES ALL INDUSTRY AND INJURES BOTH CAPITAL ANO LABOR. Hill ttryan atlll Is aide to lead the Democrat!'' mule even though he Is un eble to ' hit It. In the meantime, what nan become of the wretch who yearned for an old fashioned winter? Another easy way to break Into print Just now is to announce the discover) of the first robin. Wonder if Mr. M.-Oilllcudy of the steel Investigating committee Is related to t'onnle Mack? The Detroit Journal prints an Inter view in which governor Osborn Is read cut of the party. The governor has been too fearless and independent to make much of a hit with the political bosses, but fortunately for Michigan In still has tho people with him. Andrew annrli' declares lie never Ir. his life boaahl lf d a shnre of etock on the pe. ..atK e market. There lire ;i bit of people, rlfht here In thf copper country, too, who will a?re that It takes a particularly fhrewd speculator to com out abend In the Jonjr run. Hut the public loves to gam ble in one form or another. 8to gambling is one of the most popular und people will continue to dabble Mr. Carnegie lilos the Roosevelt trust plan, lie believes "big business should be permitted to conilnue, under . rnment regulation. This view Is rnori ijenerall j held than ever before We must have big business. It la T i ' i' V Tiee, It to meet iMir growing d i i uid.i. keep capital work Ing ami furnish steady employment fc the m e i - Msnager I.cct of the Michigan Stat Tt lepbc in in npurij in this dl. trlct ha received a well merited promotion with the company in DotrotL Mr. boat BM made Rood tiere and Is now to reaii tin reward 'd his efforts. He has main tamed the spimdnl illl' ii'in v of our telcphoi:. mi r I e and supervised some Sjgteble Improvements in Hie way extensions of Inn". In bis dealings with patrons, Mr. Lett hi been BsM courteous and his departure will b remitted ifV tin- many frtcndq be has made. TnrRE'8 MONEY IN IT. Ira Car Sty of ingalis declare" tfcfl beet sugar profits in the upper p nln sula are above sixty-three dollars an sere. As it htis been proven that this Immediate region Is we I suited to the growing of sugar beets, our soil pro iliulng a beet of large ni.e and high In sugar percentage, Mr. ' Hoy's stat ment. wi . b be nade hefone the llouse rugar Investigating committee Washington yesterday, should inn our farmers sit up and take notice. Tin sugar mil'. v in t upper pen lunula Is comparatively new, and it i- mil', Within the last year lb.it the growing of sugar beets has I n railed to th iittentlon 'd" upper country farmers II Is yet new to them, but when they in vestlgate fully ami see the light for themselves we predict this strict will rival that of Menominee (oiint.. where the Industry has reach -d large BfOBBf tions and Is projcressiriK steadily HARD JOB ON HIS HANDS. Ormsbv Mrffarg, former asslstan' Secretary of commerce and labor, Is said to be making a tour of the south in the Interest of the itoosevell INTENDED AS A JOKE. Tl. jiitributhin to Mrs. Klla I'l'KP v .a eni,,.nii I'tn lent ol scnooin io uum, Chicago, of a desire to enrich thr t'.,..ii , ve with new words Is not. it seems, entirely Justified. It was in a Jocular mood, not seriou Iv, that Mrs. Young proposed IkBsVOT,' m.'nr" a ml "h.et" an forms which might be ( in ployed as pronouns when speaking m the third person and not denlrin to reveal the sex. Mrs. Young lid not claim to have originated the (onus, hut said they had beta sug gested in a letter from a friend. tiuu t.i. ii,. Kiearna contributes to the current issue of the Wisconsin Li brary Bulletin an article in which oc curs the statement that a magazine 'ought never to contain anything that a broad-mlndert parent would not wish her children to see.-' This sentence if not intendi-d to imply that no broad minded narent can be a man. It Is in tended to avoid what the writer doubt less considers an awkwardness the use of "his or her" where either 'his" or "her" Is sumcienL In old times, v hen there were few women writers, the single pronoun employed in this c;-Be would have teeli "his.'' Gram marians, have sanctioned this usage, and Jenters have Justified It on the principle that " 'man' may SO UMed where man and woman are. implied, a man embraces woman." To employ Mrs. Young's suggestion and aay hls'er would OS no adantae -better tO go back to the formality of "his or her," from which "hls'er" ob vlously Is abbreviated. Hut why dls cii'S the threadbare aubject seriously'.' It has been thrashed over and disposed of IBM ;nd again, anil Mrs. Young explains that. her suggestion was men if Jocular. AN OPPORTUNIST PARTY. It Is customary for the minority party to hold It' national convention bsV k until tlie other side has commit ted ItHetf t andldate and a plat form. The DonoOfBBI have chosen to follow the custom, but without the solid rOOSOOi for It they have hen to fore bud. Wlille nominating a minority parl. lianiK lost the la t pie idt-n-tial el'-ctlon, the Democrats have heen claiming that by IBBO0B of oBBBBSi in pnhlb' :ent irneiit shown In the last origri Msional elections they are really the majority party. They have been (aiming that, having received a man date lean Ilie people to , u, slate, the have legislated, and that the Id pub llcsm through President Taft's vetoes had B000BM 'he party of .a.- t ruction and negation. Tin re wan a chance for the Demo rats to have acted on this theory by Setting the dale of their COOVsntlOO larller than the Itepubliian session. adopting an aggressive platform and i hallenglng the He publicans to a com parison of affirmative rc ords. Cut th Democracy, sin. e the war il least, has been I'ablan bv tradition It "stops, looks, listens." and adopts all the defensive devices of the gen eral who entrenches before the enemy lh In sigh', ft Is a good deal like the man who hased the bear vigorously as long as the hear was a bai way off, hut who stopped to camp when the trail "began to get too fresh." At the meeting of the national ioin- mlttee it was argued that the later date would he advisable. If the He- public.ins rent, minuted President Taft, the Democracy could counter by nam ing n radical like Wilson, while If they named Roosevelt or La Kollette It -nil.! fall hack on s conservative like Harmon. This attitude Is inconsistent with the pretensions of the party to represent the majority. It Is incon sistent with any claim to fixed princi ples of conduct. It throws tho De mocracy frankly ba k on opportunism, which subordinates principles to poa sisslon of the offices. STATE POLITICS. wiseacres realize a crisis within the Republican parti' s stage of combat between bitterly opposi d factions whiih i" anything but promising for the success of the party in the 19IC election Gov. Ogborn's opinion prom ises much food for serious thought in the minds of many Republicans who lave the interests of their party at heart. It is given out here by close political friends or James Scully of Ionia, for mer railroad commissioner, that an announcement of Mr. Scully's randi decy (Off governor on the DsffJM tarn ticket will be given out during the month. Mr. Scully is known to have ex pressed his willingness to make the run. and It is known here that he is backed by some of the nmst prom inent democrats in the state. His name has been mentioned for the executive position on previous occasions, but He has never before expressed his wll-llngnes- to allow his name to be used. tOOB M a possible aspirant to the posi l ion. Ionia COtlBty politics have again be gun to simmer. The Oridb v Republi can tl'ib will have Its annual banquet Feb. 2. with (ln. nshorn. Senator Wil liam Alden Smith, and prohablv OVM other from Washington for speakers Leading Democrats have started to re vive the Albert Williams club, with the Idea of having a Te.n x-ratlc banquet in n month or so. L. W. Suillh Is I halrniiin of the committee that Is ar ranging for the Democratic banquet. "THIS DATE IN HISTORY." !'.i i;e..rg -Vox. founder of the "Society of KYicnds." "r QuaJtOfffl, died. I'.orri i :.:,. 1 7'a - Montcalm was appointed to the command of the French army in America. 1776 Andrew Caldwell appointed conimander-ln-cblef of the American boat 1Mi -Stoamlxmt Lexington burned on Ijoiig Island Hound, with loss of HO lives. lspi British routed tin Sikhs In battle ot 'h i I lian wallah. 1S.',6 Mrs. Arthur Stanrianl ( 'John Strange Winter"). Kngllsii novelist, born. Died Dot, n. IM1. IMS- William K. tlladatono resigned the leiuler.hlp of the British Liberal party. I !'.' The .1 ipanchc cnli ri d Port Arthur. stquentlv offered to make a clock free I i barge If someone would help him with the heavier Work and the people u i. ill, l find a few hundredweight of steel, iron, brus and lead, as there was plent of material available In the par ish. Although the project was looked upon nit her as a joke Mi Spratt pr.i o.ioi with the work, and a BBMI " geneoiiH collection of material wa? bioaghi lo his it. tg. bv the villagers. The three dials of the cls k are made . I iron enameled with a white back gioiiinl and black figures and hands, tin one is the Inscription. "Olory be to Ood." instead ot the usual Roman num lers. The rod ot the pendulum, which tak-s a second lo sving. Is made of wood, ami tlie "bob" of lead, weigh ing 66 pounds. The frame is cast In one BlOBB and weighs over 1I pounds. This Is bolted to bra. Lets let into the wall. Most of the wheels are mode of ffOff) hard brass, the pinions of steel bofagj suitably tempered. The escape ment Is made on the gravity impulse principle. The driving weight lifts the pallets i t. itJiln distance alternatively, and these, in returning, give constant im pulse to the pendulum. By this ar raivgement the action of wind or SQOVJ ri the SXpSSJSd haruls is uvercome ainl tl.v i.irnoi, it is claimed, affect the time-keeping, which the maker ex perts to be within two or three sec- onds a ffOOk, though this remains to b proved, as he has nev er seen a cls k lrovel. a he has never seen a clock of thT kml of escapement. It being a modification of a sketch in Britten's b indbook. L.mdon Chronicle. THIS IS MY 48TH BIRTHDAY." Pfofsoaoi WUhs4ffa vYIea, who re- CStvSd the award for physics in the re ' enf ilialrlbiitlon of the Nobel prises, was born In ;ciiiian, JsBUSrf 1. 1R6L He n tiveil a. Ill oral mIik a I ion. stiidv- I new evidence of .be mm - p ,t Isa r. . thft Jft,ver-lt. , rwdr-sst. factor ... the progressive movement Ini,,,.,,,,.,,,,. flI)(l j,,,, Jn il Hpfto. Michigan is the fact that a political ,n,H h , t,.nsv. trsvH Cr periodical like Progression, published , fmHt tvvrv. ,.r.,f4.K54,r VVIn by OOOrgO A. Kerris. of the Soo. cm. h(ls M( ,,. ,,Mj. ((f hvi(,; H, support the progressive movement without being tied to any particular landldate's bandwagon l-'erris for- merlv edited the Son Times and launched his publication. Progression, In tlov. Osbnm's home town. Ferris has moved to Detroit with his maga zine, and it Is understood that, while he whoops it up for the progressive Platform, he is not tied to Wilson. I. Foliette or any other of the big fe- b w s Says Col. Morlarlty, Marquette dis trict's senator. In his Dta.ii .nd Drill new spa per: ibiv ' i born asks Senator Ii Vol tte and President Taft both to with draw from the contest for the lepub- 1 1 an nomination for president and join him In asking CTgJnator Bever- Idge of Indiana or Theodore Roosevelt to heconie a candidate. All very nice, but w'iv should Michigan go to Indiana OjrStOf Bav '.' Wbv not lake ;ov .shorn? The Portland ihscrvcr (IndOBOBBOsH) says on the same subject: Oov. Osborn s stirring statement (the Introduction he prepared for the f.a Kollette meeting at Ian.slng) prom ises to throw a different light unAn 1 ! 1 1! potlttcs, not only In Michigan, where he is well known, hul throuarh- ut the country at large. Political l'niver;lty of Wur.burg. His wrlt inrs on hylroti . .in)(ca. gjoetrlelty and the I'.o.itgeh rayi hajgo aysdi Ma name B familiar one to men of science the world ovor. PHMM Arthur ol Connaught son Ol BB Jovernor ieneraj )' I'anada, VJJ yars oM today. Baron Balfour of Burleigh, well known Mrltlsh states BffASs years old loikiy. Sir William P. Tri'liwr, former !rd Mayor of London, M pears okj tixlav. Dr. BXMffJ O. Harrison of '-. the new president of the American ssociatioi, of Ana tomists, 4'j years t today. BUILDS QUEER CLOCK. English Farme- Puts One Together Out of Odd and Ends. A relna I ka ble lock, made ny one of the villagers who began Ufa on a farm and is self-taught, has been placed In the palish church of Wool ion Rivers, iimi Marlborough. Tin component part:, ol the clock are made iron, scrapped odd I and ends found in IhO village. Kstlmates Wttt received for a I lock as a public memorial of tin- coronation, but the cos! , nd to be too great, and a counter proposal was carried tha' t hen- .should In a public dinner instead Mr. Spratt. one of the villagers, sub- CALUMET THEATRE MONDAY, JIN. 15, 1912 8:30 p. m. The Calumet Lyceum Bureau cakes pleasure In snnouncing the appearance of "The Southern Jubilee Singers and Players'1 This Is a treat indeed, a novelty. A company of singers and musicians of rare ability, rendering a program of plantation songs, comic dainty songs, negro melodies, etc., violin solos, mandolins, guitars, violins, cello and piano combinations. Musical program that will appeal to any one who hears these songs of the south. Do not miss this rare treat. Secure your seats In good time. PRICES: To holders of season tickets, down stsirs 25c extra, bslcony 15o sxtrs. General admission downstairs 75c, bsloony 65c, balcony circle 60c. Stit sale opens Forsters News Stand, Saturday, Jan. 13, 1912, 8 a.m. PRAIRIE DOG OOOMED. The doom of tho prairie dog has been sounded, and within a few rson OS "ill be as scarce as the buffalo. Bafafl the mar-h of civilisation the little animal that scorns water nnd lest-...;, crops is being eradicated by Ihe million. Ten ears a; thOTO were 4.U00 square miles of prairie, dog habi tations In Kansas alone; now there are let one-ninth that number. I'.df-oned wheat systematically dls ributed under state and federal su pervision, is the chief agent of destruc tion. When that fail a little bisul lb.ide .. carbon on a corncob plat ed at Ihe entrance of the burrow kills all the Inmates with its deadly fumes. The prairie dog has been a favorite animal in the story books, but the farmer sees him in a more practical lU-ht Thirty-two prairie dogs eat as much grass as a sheep, and 230 dev our is much as a cow. It is estimated that within the limits of one prairie dog olony in Texa.s these little animals eat enough to maintain more than 1. 500.000 h.d of cattle. It is safe to say that the transcon tinental traveler a few decades hence will look In vain for the little brown figures now so familiar, sitting at the openings of their burrows to watch the train go by. tThtuigo Kxaminer. THE BEST HATED MAN. If there is today any man in pub lic life anywhere more hated than Mr. Kloyd-Ocorge It is time for him to speak up and receive his dues. A-s far as i an be Judged at this dlstcnce, the chattCOSsV of the exchequer is more H uglily detested by Knglish con servatives than Mr. Mryan was in Wall strei t in IK'.Hl or Mr. Hooaevelt when he was denouncing malefactors or great wealth, of Mr. Taft after he be gan suit against the steel trust. The l,ondon Ktaiulard Is now pni taring with wrath and blaspheming atfainsl rOfSlty by calling him "King I. od-!eorge" the Klrsf." The height of bis offending is that, parliament being in vacation, he started for a holiday mi the continent incognito In a pri vate car and a party of friends came to see him off. If Mr. l,ovd i; v ere no mod- esi man such abuse might turn his head. As he Is and has a keen sense "i humor, it will prohablv amuse him. After all. it Is a tribute to his suc cew in achieving what he undertook in the way of radical legislation. PLURAL AND SINGULAR. We'll begin with box. and the plural Is boxes. Hut the plural of ox should he oxen, not oxes; Then one fowl Is goose, but two are ailed geese. Yet the plural ot use should neve. he meese; Yon may find a bme mouse or a whole lot of mice. Mat the plural of house is houses not hlce. It the plural of man Is always called nun. h shouldn't tin plural of pan he pen ? ? The cow in the plural may be cows or klne. But a how if repeated is never called bine. And tho plural of vow is vows, not Vine; And if J speak of a foot and you show me your feet. And I give you a boot, would a pair be a beet? Il one Is a tooth, and whole set are teeth. Why shouldn't the plural of tooth lie called beeth? It the singular's this and the plural Is these, Should tho plural of kiss be nlck nanied keeso'.' Then BM Rial be that, and three would Ire those, Yet hat In the plural would never be bose, And the plural of cat Is cats, not rose. We speak of a brother and also of bretheren. Then masculine pronouns are he. his and him. But imagine the feminine, she shls and shin. So the Knglish. I think you all will agree. Is the mowt wonderful language you ever did see. Cato's Follow-Up System If a man lambasted you on the eye and walked away and waited a week before he repeated the perform ance, he wouldn't hurt you very badly. Between attacks you would have an opportunitv to recover from the effect of the first blow. But if he smashed you and kept mauling, each impact of his fist would find you less able to stand the hammering, and a half-dozen jabs would probably knock you down. Now advertising is, after all, a matter of hitting theeyeof the pub lic. If you allow too great an inter val to elapse between insertions of copy the effect of the first advertise ment will have worn away by the time you hit again. You may con tinue your scattered talks over a stretch of years but you will not de rive the same bene "!: that would re sult from a greater concentration. In other words, by appearing in print every day you are able to get the benefit of the impression created the day before, and as each piece of copy makes its appearance the result of your publicity on the reader's mind is more pronounced--you musn't stop short of a knock-down impres sion. Persistency is the foundation of advertising success. Regularity of insertion is just as important as clever phrasing. The man who hangs on is the man who wins out. Cato the Elder is an example to every merchant who uses the newspapers and should be an inspiration to every storekeeper who does not. For twen ty years he arose daily in the Roman senate and cried out for the destruc tion of Carthage. In the beginning he found his conferees very unres ponsive. But he kept on every day, month after month and year after year, sinking into the minds of all the necessity of destroying Carthage until he set all the senate thinking upon the subject and in the end Rome sent an army across the Medi terranean and ended the reign of the Hannibals and Ma mi lea r over northern Africa. The persistent ut terances of a single man did it. The history of every mercantile success is parallel. The advertiser who does not let a day slip by with out having his say is bound to be heard and have his influence felt. Every insertion of copy brings stronger returns, because it has the benefit of what has been said before, until the public's attention is like an eye that has been so repeatedly struck that the least touch of sug gestion will feel like a blow. Penny Pictorial.