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THE CALUMET NEWS .'HE CALUMET NEWS 18 A r i I MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED THE WEATHER TP ESS. TODAY '8 NEWS TODAY. SNOW FLURRIES TONIGHT OR THUR8DAY. SLIGHTLY LOWER TEMPERATURE X VOL XXI CALUMET, HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. JANUARY 17, 1912. NO. 60 Hfl TELLS HOW 10 SAVE MONEY Sends Message to Congress 00 Economy and Efficiency in Government PRA1SESECONOMYC0MMISSI0N FIRE AGAIN BREAKS OUT AT OSAKA, JAPAN; LOS8 YESTERDAY 15 MILLIONS. osuka, JAptll, Jan. 17. l-lre brotu nut again lant evctllnir in the b,,ui ! district f the city, lut was nut of mi mrtoaa a nature an llmt which ot yuv red In the morning. The damage -asitnd by yesterday's conflagration amounted t. fifteen million dollar'. Thirty thousand homeless persons are being- piovidod for shelter In the pub li buildings In the city. He Urges its Continuance and Support For it Believes AH Administrative Officers Should Be Put Under the Civil Service. eablnfton, Jan. IT. 1 1 w tin' pie of the United states may hnva ,i tot them iitiiiions or dollar an nually in the operation of their gov eromental machinery was outlined bj I ' . it in Tift today in a mannafi to congress on " ' ti m mid BfjBcloBCJ in the government service." "What the ki,v " i iniii rii deea with marly l.nMi,(MMI.OIM) each year" said the president of as much con- rent to the average citizen as Is the manner of obtaining thin amount of motic lor I he purine uae. Would Broaden Civil Service. nubMbly the most radical propoOO I advanced by tlx- President In today's message essa 'but administrative oil! -el.- of the government in t lie de partments at Washington and in the lit Id lie put under the civil service; bo removed frotn the I patience of poltttoi and thai their term:-: of office be not limited as at present to four years. Kuril ollicers should led ho appoint) d In the president with the necessity of senate continuation, he said, hut gpon merit, "The extension of tin merit system to these off leers and a needed h adjustment of salaries" bald he, "will liave Important effejOte In aocurliu? greater' economy and efficiency. TM Hi.il these, various oMioes aro to In- tilled as a rcsu't of polite il OOP' sideratlon baa for Itg conanquenco th . t : ., t y 'hat the president and nieic- bera of ongress devote to matter of patronage llnm ahloh they should do- vote to questions oC policy and ad ministration." Continue Economy Commission. The president did not attempt to i v plain in detail the work of the ecoiio in) and efhelehcy commission created hv act of congress a year ami a half ti go He sketched the outlines o Im provement! that be said could bC made in governnteeM service; doc bused thai tlie would etTect a saving of tunny millions c. dollars and asked tlMI COO-Sic-s continue tlio. comiuis ion by granting an appropriation ol 1200,001 vlth $5 .not) for printing its report II t 'on time to time, he added, re ports of the commissioner promising particular reforms would he sent to 1 "tigress. I ask ' - aid the pre -blent, "tin- oh - i a net of tali UMgiinlanliwi on Kcouu and Kiih iency becouae of the ex i client beginning which has been made Inwards the reorganization of the ma chinery of tht government on husi ikss priiiclplea. 1 ank It boOPUee it ork in entirely nnn - part ison In i bar s' tor and ought to appl.v to every clti- n w ho w Ishes to k o effei llvi nei m i gov ei nuu'llt In which We feel just pride. sincerely hope that s'la-ss III not. ill it anxictv to re duce, expenditures ocepomlao ti t ilt -Ihig ciff an appropriation hlch Is like t,i offer greater opport illy for real M In the future than an othef estimated for." Initial Work Well Done, d.itf the preseient said, Ho com 1 laaloti has cost the people about ti. '.'. 1 " Without bovine put in effect more Hiaii a few reform it his suggested 'hangw that will gave l.'.uiMi.nnn a vePf rheee" said the presidtMd "n pu s. m "litj a few of the many services which li'iilld he subjected to a like poiPetpk- Ine; iiupjlrj. If tibia is done, it la be v"nd ipiestlon that manv millions of savings may be realized." The PtdBe "I such im estimation in increae4l In ! st which officers oi tin- gtvernineiit will ta.ke In Uielr own depart men 1 1 . Ihell own ,v(,rk and that ol thoirMiib nrdlnatat; he vaid. could hardly he ca- tiinateB The initial work.' said f'reaideut 'ft, has been well done. The inquiry "h lis cotistnn live nieas-lires is writ 'iiider way. The work should not be re0ented ulth ignr and rfs elve the financial support naraaaai j to make it tteciivr- daring; the next tiHcn4 year. I.v.rj vonomy whkh baa been or will '"' 'feetcd through chansea in rgan laUon or method will Inure to the 1 " ' I" o the government and of the i"'M'lo In Increasing ineaa-ure through the veara which follow. I am COP Mined that reaulta which are reaUy w'rth while cannot be secured, or at ' hi be secured only In small part. " '""Kb the proaetutlon at IrreTilar '"'"v-tla of special Inquiries bearing 11 Parttpplpf aervhea irr feature of "'"'inlatratlon. The tneflts tbua ol IPOd nuiat h' hut tenroran. Thte l""llem 0f g,HM) n(jmiaM( ration la not that can be solved at ini time, a continuous present one.' Need ef Re-oroanization. many was the oeesldent Inform- "I ntrtm: a decreuae in the cost of -"'iinient might h,. assured There " - l he said of reorganisation of 'he government depart menta, n con olKJatton and a weeding out of bureaus CALUMET HA8 MOST SNOW. Leads Upper Peninsula With Average Depth of 35 Inche. Reports received from til parts of the upper peninsula unil. at- that their is an unusual amount of gnow for this time of the year. Measurements I a Ken at vaj-loiis potato show v'nluinet to lead with tlic greatest depth, and Manpictte to have (he least amount of :nou of any of the plat ea reporting. The Itg uicn rccciv cd follow : .Maniuette. IK inches: ChatPPgO, )! inches: Iron wood. L'6 Inches; St l nace. Inches; CaJBfPPt, 3 Inchea. The snow imlletln Issued la i ueek by the U. H. grePtpaff bureau shou.-. practically all of the l'nite staten to be covered with snow with the ccep ton of the real southern .tales and California. The snow area reported last greek la the largest known In many ears. I POLL M4VJE TAKEN Effort Will be Made to Crystal lize Views of Michigan G. 0. P. Committee MEETING IN DETROIT TODAY Presidential Candidacies Subject Under Discussion Special Interest Centers Around Ses ion Because of Gov. Osbom's Suggestions. CALUMET FINNISH MUTUAL. Officers Are Elected at Annual Meeting of Directors. The annual meeting of the Calumet I'innlsh Mutual Klre Insurance com pany aTPl held last evening, when otfl 1 1 ra for the ensuing year were elected as follows: President John Wnattl. Vice president Charles lleusa. Secretary Or. . 11. Soraen. Assistant secretary Jacob t'lttl. Treasurer - I. V. Ftlnioilg Assistant treasurer Henry A. Kitti. i ifflce secretary Jacob Pcsoncn. Insurance adjusters Cpatleg lleii-a. Albert Tapani and JpOOb Ulttl 1'lnance committee -Charb i lleusa and Henry A. Kltti. EXPECT TROUBLE AT IRISH MEETING ULSTER UNIONISTS' THREAT TO PREVENT GATHERING CRE ATES BIG 8ENSATION. Iniblin, Jan. 17. The threat f l is ter i nionists t prevent the hoUHpg i I meeting' at Belfast mi IVb. 8, at which W inston Spencer Churchill, that lord of the admiralty ami John Red mond, loader of the Irish Nationalist I In the Commons are announced to sia-ak mi behalf of home rule, has caused a. sensation in Millti s. Iniring a t'nionlsl meeting at Htd tast last evening the i nionists decid ed to form a volunteer police force, declaring that if trmihle came while they were In Belfast they wished to bo Independent ol the DuhtJfl police. It ii In that overlap In then- work. OOfgg gg ' local otlh es" throughout the toiintrv should be abolished and hundreds ol political appotPteee who do imi utile work should he taken off the pav-roll .imi there should he an improvement in the personnel of government eni- phvyeag through the letvoducttbp r the Civil Service in practlcall) vei field; business nielbods should be e.m pow, h rich- Ban Jut as bfcj cor Knitiois use them, a. modern system of (pOountlug and reporting should be adopted and last of ail the B0DPO4 mv Commission should he continue! In Its work. The Treasury 1 n pai linent. Mr. Tall showed, looked a'lcr the natioo's II nancca and the HfgHptVtPfl service. The commission, he said, had recommend -ed the abolition of the Revenue Cut ter Service, which would iiie.ui a saving of $.iKMi n(si ., year. Excessive Expenditures. (Jivlnig examples of exce ssive gOVOtt ment expenditure along certain lines the President told onirrc-s that in mi.- deisvrtineiii it cost $.'..4 per thou sand to liHiulle Incomiior mail and In another department $M.4n per th'iuwind Kor handling outgoing mail one de liartment glppgndPi IB.M pgf thousand, another $!.!. Kilher gpg depa.rtinoiit paid too much or the other not enough, he said. In travel alone the govern ment exoends a.tiout 1 1 L'.'Mlll.iaHi. a vear. DPfePlt tests, he pOiPiOd out. liave shown that a saving in this It in alone of a little hut 'tw4.lt' Of one cent a mile gPOPnMp i i ii l Id tie effected Tluough the Introduction of la hoi savin" maehlneo ; through I he elimi nation of unnwvssary copy work, by cutting' down needless expense In the distribution of public documents and In many other ways could millions In saved each year The president urged the adoption id the "budget s.vstoin' which would bring before t ongress. the prs and the. people of the coun try not only the proposed expetidltuiea of the government but Its revenue. The Cnlted States is the only grelit nation whose government Is operated without a budget he said. Later, the president declared, lie intends to send to congress a plan lor the retirement of civil service einplovees on H-ni'ns which will safeguard the government Interest and yet provide for their oio age. Detroit Mich , Jan. 17. - li esid. iitl.il OgPejWaeleg were under discussion In the hotel lobbies here today In advance of this afternoon's mo-ting of the Re publican stat,- central commit tee, and it was Intimated a serious effort would be made to arpatatfeg the views of the committeemen! and it gagg even said an Informal poll might lie taken. spe iai Latere! oeptgged around in day s meeting in view of (iovernor ns born's recent .suggestion that Talt am! La Kollette both withdraw. Since Canada's adverse vote, re j pfOCJty has hceji prominent in (lie pol itical dtOQUggton in Michigan, great opposition to reciprocity having been demonstrated by rdtchlffPP farmers. QovefPOff (isborn, however, openly fa vored reciprocity last summer. Cummins to Enter Race? Dee Motpep la, Jan. IT Oongtof Cummtpg win shortly apnottnee htm self a candidate for the Republican proof 4op tig I Bomlnatlop) gocoedtafj m teport liere !oda.v Cummins la In Washington. Washington, Jaik 17. -"l have noth ing to do with these reports," said i ' urn n 1 1 us, In refusing to discuss the reports be was about to announce his candidacy for the presidential nomination. Wilson te Speak in Chicago. Chicago. Jan. 17.- -Announcement agj math- today from Woodiow Wil son's PMMlbuerterg that the governor would address the fTOOjlKHl club in Chlciao on Feb. I J. About that time the governor will visit other nilPOM cities nnrt touch Iowa and Wisconsin. QUARTER OF A MILLION PEOPLE GREET CARDINAL FARLEY IN NEW YORK New York. Jan. 17. Cardinal Karlev. h i u tlx i d on III- amer Iterllll litrlng the night, landed at tin- foot ol Broadway this morning. He wns cilvod hv 11 commit t,-c ,v ho occupied one hundred and flftv automobiles and who rsconted him to St. Patrick's ni thedral. A oiiartci ot n million pen pie assembled aloim tin line of march. and gave the cardinal an enthusiast ! welcome. In the lathedral several thousand iarlshkiit i - w itnessed the ceremony, and six thousand parochial school children jfcdin d In hymns of pi a Ise. Before landing. Cardinal Karley re celvej the neTwgpapermen. Fie ex preesed groat Joy on bis return home, ami said the pope Is in splendid health. TO DEBATE THE RECALL. U. of Chicago de be held in Chi- of M. Team Takes Negative Against Northwestern This Year. Ami Arbor, Midi.. Jan. 17. i n the evening of January ig will oecur the Central leaKue debate, the seven tcenth one'. In which two Michigan teams will compete the oin- with N'orthwestern in Ann Arbor, wherein Michigan takes the affirmative side of the question, and the other, where Michigan takes the negative side against the Unlverialv balers, and which w ill rago. In veals gone by Michigan has won both sMes Of the question debated iifKn several occasion.-- I. i t i n the affirmative irldv. sen I hv Michigan to meet Chicago, won their point, and this- year the game team will again meet Chicago, hut this year Mi will have the negative sub of the iiueation. Resolved. That the recall should he dopted for all elective state ami mu nicipal officers excepting judges." The team meeting Northwestern at Ann Arbor are Roh 1 1 Citrrv, ans villi-. N. V.-. John GutflnechL cTilcaajo and Iteiijamin Reck. Mendota, III. The Michigan team meeting Chicago arc R. A. Collins. Washington. T). c eorge ram. POniiac and Rowland Flxel, Ih-trolt. DISAGREE OVER PENSION BILLS Stormy Session of Civil Service Retirement Association is Expected WIDE DIFFERENCE OF OPINION Young Men in Service Oppose View of Older Men Contributory Scheme Appeals to Old er Workers and Others Want Straight Pensions." EMPRESS DOWAGER WEEPS AS SHE TELLS PRINCES AB DICATION IS NECESSARY. lymdon. Jan. If, SsfUlOf discussion at Tien Tsm of the abdication of the Chinese throne has been adjourned until FVtjday, The OOPfon Pee held to day hv the princes Of the Imperial clan was itu (inclusive. The tfimpfOM Dowager, during the conference, wept bitterly as she Informed Ihe princes ahe thought abdication imperative. Former Premier Chiivg- assntt! to t'hls view, hut the younger princes urged the Km pi i ss dowager nius' to ah dlcate GREAT WELCOME PLANNED. English People Will Hail the Return of Their Rulers. London. Jan. 17. -King (reorse and ytieon alary, bo gTe pawing through the Red Sim on their return vovngo from India, where they attended the durbar P4 Delhi, are to have a great welcome on their arrival in KiiKland. i Hi Feb, 4. a naval rev iew at Spit head Is to he held, and vvhi-n the foyojj parte arrives In London. Although no formal reception has been arranged, the public is prepared to Pbooed th-- Ling and queeii an em husia st it n eeption on their way from the station to guohlnefbam pahwg At Malta and 4lhraltar there will he a naval welcome to their majesties in which both the British and 'French navies will p.u t ipate. After the return of the kln and queen to I tuidon a ih.iuksgrlv lug serv ice la to be held at St. Caul's Cat bed raj. The sprin-g will be spent In return Inx coronation visits to all th- conti nental ' on ft--.. MANUFACTURERS TO CANAL. Chicago. III.. Jan 17 aartv of l.,o members of the Illinois MaiiufacturerP association, many of them accom panied by their families and friends, left this city this morning on a apeelal train bound for Neu Orleans. From Now Orleans the- party will travel to tile Ran. una Caha the steamship Fuerst l;ismjrek which has been es pecially chartered for the trip. 8PECIAL TO AMPHIDROME. The Mineral Range clerks have ar rnnfjai for a Hkating party to be held at the Amphidrouie m Friday evening and a special train leaving Calumet at 7 10 will tie provided for those from this city who desire to attend. Re turning the train will lepjej the Ainphi dtotnc m 11:10 for Calumet. Washington. D. ('., Jan. 17. Civil service employes, incliidimr ihe men who draw pay troin t'nele Sam for ineir work in the postofflci s. custom houses end other hrant la s of the gov i i urn. I,- sei vice inrougnout t lie coun- ir.v, arc not king into Washington to attend a it ting of the National Civil Service Retirement association which Is working to secure retirement pan uons cot civil employee. The meeting I romidca to be a stormy one Whil all the members of the association-arc of one mind so far as the desire tor pensions noes, they an- of widely diverse v iews In regards to the stvlf of pension system that hoiild be adopted. Two systems arc propos ed In the bills now pending In Con gress. That known as tin- llammll! bill provides for "straight pensions" paid out of the Federal treasury, while the Austin bill provide for pensions with contributory funds from the em ployes to which the government will contribute a small percentae. The younger element of the em ployes favors "straiKht Federal pen sions' tor the reason that the time wlicn they would beiiellt Is far dis tant and in the meantime, adder the contributory scheme, they would be obliged to give up a part of their aal urles for many years In aid of the older employes who would become eligible to retirement. The older employes natur ally are willing to support the system nf contributory pensions, as they would be the first to benefit ami also for the roe OOP that ConKress Is much mw ilkely to adopt a measure providing for su-h a svstem than If ts to page the bill calling for straight pensions. GENERAL GRANT IS NOW OPPOSED TO RESTORATION OF THE ARMY CANTEEN Chicago, Jan. 17. -- iem i a inderick Dent (.rant, who man.', times in otfl ial reports has recommended the res toration of the army canteen, la now oppnstd to it, This information came today In a letter he wrote to g t. in peril nee pap. I at I tliston, ill. Grant says the personnel or tin- army has changed greatly in the last ten years and the soldiers have adjusted them selves to the new conditions. a S. AWAITING DEVELOPMENTS Intervention in Cuba is Not Ex pected, However, by State Department NEW YORK GUARDSMEN MEET. Bdl Now Before Congress to be Con sidered st Meeting. Albany, N. T.. Jan. 17. officers of the various regiments of the Nation. ii iiiard of New Yoik assembled here to tal fPf the annual OOPftraeJoa of their State association. The rms tiiiBr. which will last two days, will onsiiler a re- piest to the War Depart meal to min imise, the changes In uniforms on the ground that frequent t bailees result in LtPdue expenso to the ofllcors. The SIM before congress providing for a small salary for members of the National uard to meet incidentlaj expenst-a will ah o he discuss d. DR. ABBE IS HONORED. CAN MOVE TROOPS AT ONCE But it is Believed Such Orders Will not be Necessary Cuban Business Men Would Welcome Regulation by the United States It is Said. London, Jan. 17. -The Royal Me teorological lootat) of (septan today formally presented the Svnions gold medal to Dr. Cleveland Abbe, the me- terolog-lst ol the 1'nitt-d States Weatti e Hurcaii at Maltitnoic. Tin- medal was awarded to lr. Abbe in n- ognit ion of his distinguished services as a me-terolog-lst. in which field of OJP I his activities have extended over a petted 'of more than fortv reem ANTHONY-COLT WEDDING. I'rovideiiee, R. I. Jan. 17. St. Ste phen's church in this 1 1 was the scene of a brilliant wedding- today, when Miss Prlmrope .Coft, isMUhter of Judge and Mrs. LeRaion R. Ctill, and nise I io Samuel P. Colt, became the bride of Reed Anthoiiv of Roston. Ris. hop perry officiated. assistel by the Rev. Hske, rector of St. Stephen's. 12,000 TO ATTEND G. Washington. Jan 17 Having serv ed notice yesterday on President Oo niez that the United States expects Cuba to live up to Its treaty agree ments, the state department awaits developments. Officials here are confident that when the Cubans understand the motive of the Cnlted States Is simply to dis charge its treaty obligations, there will be little dissatisfaction outside of the Veterans' organization. Should It become necessary to send troops to Cuba, the whole mechanism Of the transportation and mobilization services could be In operation within a few hours, and probably within two days the first army transport would bo sailing for Havana with troops. Ixmg before that transport had reached Cu ba, several American battleships would b lying off strategetlc points on the Cuban t oast. officials of the war and navy de I irtni.-nts. ho.vevcr. do not anticipate any such order. WoiiM Welcome Intervention. Havana. Cuba. Jan. 17. Business In terests regard the prospects of Inter V cation generally with satisfaction, ex pressing the opinion that the regula tion of Cuban affairs by the United States would stimulate business, now depressed on account of the lack of confidence pervading the country. Federa MAY SETTLE TRUST SUIT. Washington. .Ian. 17. Negotiations: were begun todav between the govern ment and representatives: of, the Unit ed Sh ic Machinery Co for a settle ment of the anti-trust suit against that tit -n NORTH DAKOTA IS THE FIRST TO ACT REFINED, WELL EDUCAT- ED MAN. IS SAID TO BE A MUCH WANTED FORGER I t nver. Colo.. Jan. 17. Taken rroin an elegant suite in one of the leading hotels of Denver, refined, fautfiepfj) dressed and well educated man, who I sales sead as Barney Hillman. is held by the police, charged with forgery The nolice sa v he is none other than Harry Mann, known S! the king of ho tc swindlers, alias i reorgc Mack ley C.cotg Haney and others. Harrv Mann, who the police believe lldlmaii to be, is -aid to be wanted in as many as one hundred cities in lfe brnPtta Missouri. Kansas, Indiana, Ill inois and Wyoming for forgery. TO OPEN BOOK 8T0RE. The Misses McRandle of Houghton announce that mi Saturday they will open their new hook and art store ai 10.1 Fifth street, iii the iptarters recent ly vacated by the tlekes confectionery. A eifOMjntlnoj library will be maintain ed and In addition a full ItM of books period loafs, stationery and full equip ment for art needle work. The Misses Mi Handle are well known In the cop per country and their many friends hope heir venture will prove successful. DEDICATE ART MUSEUM. Toledo, ., Jan. 17. fte.fore a dis tinguished gathering of guests from various parts of the coimtrv. th- new home of the Toll do Museum or Art was dedicated anil opened tislav The structure is of white marble In the Oreek Ionic style and cost more than MOO.0OO. The museum opens with sn inaugural exhibition to which nearly all the leading pHvate collections In the country have contributed. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES WILL BE NOMINATED AT PRIM ARIES MARCH 17. .POLI TICIANS BUSY. Fargo. N l.. Jan. 17. With the !! aemhling of the party loaderi in this city is expected that before Ihe end of the present wtik some line iim be drawn on the probatttt choice of the Democrats, of North Dakota toi lh presidential nomination Knuu the I ICl that North Dakota will be the find stale iii the Union to taftare lie prt dentlUl cboit i this vear, the eves of both parlies are nalurally UsTPOd in this direction. The primaries will be held March 17. when both th- Hvpub Henna ami Domocrata wiN vote at tic same precincts as in a general elec tion and will declare their preference for the presidential nomination b ii. i inc. The 'ii :;re:- ive Republn'ans have been aetivelv at work for some time In the Interest of Hie li Collet i.- ean didaev. but until tin present wees the Democrats have shown little activity, As North lakot-' is one of the strong holds Of th "pi ogresslve" movement it Is thought likch the Oemoerals of the state will Incline more to Woodrow u iison than to Jurioon Hat aiiin thonajh thp Ohio governor has many warm ad mirers. Hopeful in South Dakota. Pierre. K. D.. Jan. 17. Leaders f the Deanocrailc part in Hoiith Oak. (. i roundtsl up Ju re tislay to diw uss the selection of d. legates to the presi dential eonventlon a Raltimore and adopt a platform. Cmler the primary' system the conference Is the nearest approach to the old-time State conven tion. In view of the rtght in progress I between the Republican factions, the Democrats of South Dakota are hopeful of sin cess this year and are laying plans for waging an aagresalve cam pn Ign. 'TOWNSHIP POLITICS, TOO. Justice F'sher. Clerk Martin and Com. Mugford to Seek Re-Election. Justice William Kiflher announced this morning that be will be a candi date (' Buccoorl himself at (be Calu met township election to be bold In April, for Justice of the peace. As yet. there kg po known opposition to his candidacy. Justice Fisher is the oldest tusl ice in ialumet. Township Clerk OOOffnaj Martin also Is a candidate t. i cd himself for the pnVa of cterar, and it is befeoved he vlll receive no opposition. He. ha! made a most cllii n-nl clerk. There are already two candidates m the tarn for treasurer, and this plum la likely to hriiiR out many more. Com missioner of Highways Charles Mug ford will again make the run for al th e. and like MeaarM Cisher and Itarill has proven himself a most lapable of ficial. He Is not llkeiv to receive anv opposlt ion. Township Clerk Martin this morning, aaked The News to org upon n v.t era to enroll on January JT lerk Mar tin is looking for a record enrollment He slates that the voting strength Of Calumet township i- estimated at about 4. aim. nd hsks for an enroll ment Of t.-'Mi. He hopes Calumet vof era will ghov the rest of the county what the word "enrollment' means. PUSH WILSON BOOM. Wisconsin Democrats to Meet Tomor row to Organire. Madison. Wis.. Jan. 17. At a con ference to be held tomorrow the initial steps will be taken looking to the for nsntlon of a thorough State organisa tion to work in the Interest of the wiMxiri'w wiison bnoaa for the Deeae cratlc presidential nomination. It Is profMsed to organlaxe In every eon gresslonnl illstrlct with a view to cap purlrtg the delogations to the national convention at Raltimore. The chief promoter of the movement Is John A Avlwanl ol this city, for mam years a prominent Democratic leader In Wis consin and a former candidate for the governorship. THAT MANY SEATS TO BE PRO VIDED FOR DELEGATES AND SPECTATORS. Chicago. Jan 17. The sub-committee on arrangements for the Republi can national committee, at its first meeting- here, organized and transact -ed some routine business. William II. i ward, of Nebraska, was chosen secretary of the committee, and Franklin Murphy, of New Jersey, treasurer, llayward aJso is sis-retar.. of the national committee. The architect who is to have charge of preparing tho coliseum for the astherlnaj reported that be would be able o seal about l.tMHl persons. Of this number l.'XMi are delegates. Nine ty fewer than this number attended the last Republican convention. Cn-d W. I "pliani, representing the kjonj committee that brought ihe con veufion here made .ill in.tial payment of ITi.tMIO to go toward defraying the expenses of the nie-tlng. More money would be forthcoming as it was need ed, he said In order to (a, ihtate the sealing of newspaper men, the press committee hnvtpaj charge of the seating of i i . pomlcnta in the senate was appointed to dispose of this work. The following members of the com mittee were present Col. Harry S. New, chairman, Arthur I Vogyn ol Ohio, l-Y.inklin Murphy, of New .It r sey, L. S. Williams, of Oregon, K C. Duncan. ff North Carolina, and Vic tor Rosewater and Win. llayward. of Nebraska. David Mulvane, of Kansae. was tne tniv com mil tectua n aiist-nt Ml of those present expressed them selves as favorsbb- to Hi.- i-amlitla. y ol IT. si, tent Taft. NEWSPAPER LEAGUE TEAMS. LAY KEEL FOR WARSHIP. Twenty Eight of Dreadnaugbt Class Is Begun in England. Portsmouth I'.nglard. Jan. 17. The keel plate ol Oic.n Rntain's twenty eighth slnp ot th I in i. In night class has been laid in Portsmouth dock irde. The new vessel is the first to be begun of the five armored ships provided for in the Rritish niival pro gramme td HH 1 She will be com pleted in the course of Ihe year t!M When she has been added to the nav Orecl lilt' mi will imsseiv. thirty two dveadli iiinhls or Mlpt rdi e ,tl. aught I half of which will be armtsl with 13.5 ui b guns. CALUMET TOWNSHIP BIRTHS. The following births ero reported to Township Clerk !',. tgc Martin this morning: Hon. to Mr and Mrs. Oeorge Bogglo. of c street. BjjeenaeuiRown. Son. to Mr. and Mrs. John Allrrio, of 1 a lumet street. Son to Mr. and Mrs. Refer Raggiorc, I Watei w orks street Daughter, to Mr and Mrs Jan s Thomas, of Tamarack Jr eon. io Mr. and Mrs lleorgr Panlyau. of Cdar atret. Hon. ti Mr. ami Mrs Haina n Kum- I puis, of Sis tion lft. Basket Ball Committee Will Meet Sat urday to Aesipn Players. All entries for pineal M the Coon mercial basket ball league, affiliated with the V. M. C. A . have closed, and thn committee having the league in hand will meet Saturday evening to select the teams ami play ers. and make other arrangements. At least forty players have signed, who will try for positions on the six teams, tliat number Iuivhik bis-n de signated to form the league. All of th teams will pa named after Houghton OOunty newsjsipers. The committee is on i poses! of IMereo Roberts, chairman, T. Cr. Brown, C W. Hungerford. Ar thur King and lr. R. R. Spalding. Between halves of the M. C. M and V. M C. A. liaaket hall game, which is to he played Fridav evening in the Y M. C. A., G. Koskj and Director Ap plegate of the Y. M. . A. will give ex hibitions on the flying riqgs and par allel bars. The wrestling committee of the Y. M. C. A. will likely met Friday even ing to make arrangements for the conducting of a cat.h-as-ca.tch-can w resiling class Jessons In this sty le of wrestling arc to be given by Mr Patterson, who was at one time in the training camp of Frank Ckrtch WENT TO SCHOOL WITH HIM. Two Calumet people. Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Scott. wore particularly pained to learn of the tragic dMitb tf Oy L. Steward, agricultural and In dustrial agent of the Cotton Belt rail road, who was burned to death in his private car in a. WTeck at Kelso, Mo., yeerdav as reported in last evening's lf.suc. Until Mr. and Mrs. Scott were school mates of Mr Steward at i lav lord, Mich. Mr Steward subsequent ly became princial of a ward wehool at the So.,, where Mr. S.-ott resided before coming to Calumet. They wen- old friends and frequently correspond ed with co eh other. URGES ELECTION OF ROOSEVELT. Kansas City. Mo, Jan. 17. Before the Western Retail Implement Inal- i rf a : a ' I. '! I a ; II ' . M t t ttl - ret tor of the National Ai 'n of Credit Men. talked of business conditions. He advix-ated thecle Hop , RiHisevtd' ami Hadley for president and Vice presi dent of the Cnlted States s a cure for the existing- hn 'niv s dpl NS'.Ui. BLACK HAND" KILLS MAN. Titcago, Jan. 17. What the polle iv v as aiiothi ' hlnck h Hid mill der was coiiiin it t ed her- -atlv t...ii when an unidentified man shot James '..If m Italian iailpad employe, as Palermo was leaving his boarding house. WILL END COTTON STRIKE Manchester, Kng., Jan. 17. Indica tions are that lsth employers and t ton workers have rechil an agree ment In Pint the industrial war. Thnrs weeks of stoppage of tho milk has cost thirty million dollars. The op erators and splnncra hist $ 1 .VOOn. and the trade union sje-nt tl.itCO.OOO in strike pay.