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0 O eetMe! VOL 33. NO 40 L'ANSE, BARAGA COUNTY, MICHIGAN. SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 1913 TERMS: $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE L Aese HONORABLE BOARD OF' SUPERVISORS MEETS: Official Report of County Board Meet- - tag Held Thursday, July 24. ' ' v An adjourned session of the hoard of supervisors of the county of Baraga continued and held in the office of the county clerk in the village of L'Anse, in said county on Thursday, July 24th a. u. iJd, was cauea 10 oraer oy Chairman McKercher. The following supervisors from the several townships'! were present: Au gust Paulson, Arvon; Fred W. Schwalm Baraga: Joseph Miettunen, Coving-ton; Andrew Johnson, L'Anse and Samuel T. McKercher, Spurr. The minutes of the session held June 26th A. D. 1913 were read and ap proved. . ,x The following communication was read and ordered placed on file: L'Anse, Michigan, July 23rd, 1913. To the Honorable Board of Supervisors in and for the County of Baraga, Michigan: Gentlemen: I hereby apply for appointment as innitnr ef tha Pmirf TTnnaa onH .Tnil nt 4 - " "w - such salary as satisfies you the position is fairly worth. - . Yours very truly, Ed Running. The following report was read, ac cepted and ordered placed on f.le. L'Anse, Michigan, July 23, 1913. Hon. Board of Supervisors, . L'Anse, Mich. , Gentlemen : ,. I am unable to report to you at this time in accordance with resolution adopted at your last meeting because I have been and will be unable to review the 1912 L'Anse township Tax Roll for some time as I am informed by the county treasurer that the 1912 tax rolls are in the hands of the binders. Yours very truly, Martin Voetsch, County Clerk. On motion of Johnson supported by Schwalm, following bills were allowed and ordered paid by the vote follow ing: Callaghan & Co., labels for pros. attv, Howell vol. 3 court room $ 7 00 M. Voetsch, posting special elec tion notices, 2 days and 144 miles,... 21 90 H. A. Brennan, fare, and expense to Michigamme (Beauprey matter) ; 4 00 L'Anse Sentinel, official ballots, election notices and order blks. 30 00 Albert Olson, auto for board (in spection tour) 2 . 50 Peter N. Demgen, Sheriff, board prisoners, $33.00, turnkeys $14.00, investigation $5 52 00 Ihling Bros. & Evexard, station ery for pros, atty's office 6 21 R. L. Polk Co.,gazeteer for pros, atty's office Ar" 800 West Disinfecting Co.,10 gal. Kill Bug, 5 gal. chloro'napthol eum for jail 23 75 J. H. Shults, special election-out fits, etc (July 21, 1913) 11 0 Mining Journal Co., publ. notice to contractors, heatincr new jail 12 60 Matt Hansen, viewing body of Louts Kunick and expense 4 8 Matt. Hansen, hardware, glass, lawn mower and supplies for jail $18.95 and balance due on . coal account $12.48 '31 43 C. D. Shea, J. P., fees in 5 jus tice cases . .' 15 00 John Campbell, J. P., fees and expense at inquest on tody of . unknown man found at Coving . ton twp. $58.99 and fees in 5 justice cases1 76 49 John Sands, dep. sheriff, fees in in 9 justice cases ............. 15 10 - L'Anse Garage, auto servicesfor pros. atty. and sheriff 20 00 Thomas Bond, 41 days board, of - ' John Defour and Alfred Shork- ey, watchmen at scarlet fever cases at Pelkie... ....Ml 00 - Cohl & Levitan, underwear.cloth, thread, shoes, socks, etc., for prisoners.., , 9 97 Matt Hansen, casket, rough box and disinfecting scarlet fever ...oi r.n no John Defore, 21 days watching house of J; Koppanen (scarlet fever) .V 52 60 Alfred Chartier, 20 days watch ing house of J. Koppanen (scar let fever) 50 00 Chas. Kelsey, co. treas., water .rates $15, light $9, stamps $20, . . and freight and exp. pd. $16.80 60 80 Wm Perrow, bounty on 1 lynx . . 6 00 Jas. Gilbert, bounty on 1 wolf. . . 25 00 John Campbell. J. P., drawing 1 " August jury list. . . . . 3 00 C. D. Shea, J. H., drawing Aug- st 1913 jury list -.3 00 O, O. Deschaine, per diem and mileage posting special election notices in Prec. 2, L'Anse Twp Wm. Voetsch, per diem and mile age posting special election no tices in Precincts No. 2 and No. 3, Baraga township Peer Newman, attending meet ing of board of co. road comrs. held June 26 A. D. 1913, per diem and mileage John Lyons, per diem and mile age attending said meeting . . . Martin Cosgrove, per diem and mileage attending said meeting M. Van Orden Co., tile pipe. ... August Paulson, supervisor per diem and mileage. .......... Fred W. Schwalm, supervisor per diem and mileage Joseph Miettunen, supervisor per diem and mileage Samuel T. McKercher, supervisor per diem and- mileage Andrew Johnson, supervisor per diem 5 00 7 20 8 40 13 08 3 60 87 10 11 40 3 54 13 60 9 60 3 00 Yeas Paulson, Schwalm, Miettunen, Johnson and McKercher. Nays None. On motion of Schwalm supported by Paulson and declared carried by the vote following, Edward Running be and is hereby engaged as janitor for the Court House and Jail. Yeas Paulson, Schwalm, Miettunen, Johnson and McKercher. Nays None. On motion of Paulson, supported by McKercJier, the following resolution was adopted by the vote following: Whereas the sum of $1000. levied by the former board of supervisors for county road purposes at the last annual meeting was insufficient and has been expended, and Whereas no other money is available for county road purposes at this time (nor will be available for some time) and for the purpose of relieving the county from liability because of the comdition the county roads might be come for want of repairs, be it re solved That the board of county road com missioners be and hereby are requested to abandon all county roads so that they wilP revert to the various organized townships in the county. Yeas Paulson, Schwalm, Miettunen Johnson and McKercher. Nays None. On motion of Schwalm supported by Miettunen and declared carried, the meeting was adjourned until Thursday, August 28th, A. D. 1913, at 10 o'clock a., m. 4 Martin Voetsch, Clerk. WHO'S WHO IN BARAGA COUNTY. Patrick Brennan is the oldest mer chant in Baraga county, he having conducted a store at or near Fewsville before locating in L'Anse in 1871. Mr. Brennan was born in Ireland sixty eight years ago. Coming to America in 1861, he engaged in the dry-goods business in Detroit, where he remained a few years before coming to the Up per Peninsula. ' He was married in 1876 to Miss Ann ie A. Brady, the only daughter of John Brady, who was at that time a mer-1 chant here. Mrs. Brennan died about ! two years ago. Their children are: John E., who is local superintendent of the National Pole Company, doing a heavy business in cedar poles, ties, etc.; Thomas is associated with 'his1 father in the conduct of the store here;1 Hubert A. and Leo are graduates in law, Hubert being our present prose cuting attorney. Three daughters, Agnes, Laura and Bernice, reside at home with their father. Mr. Brennan has a genial disposition, and during his many years here has created a wide range of friends and a -quaintances. Shrewd and careful in business, fair, upright and honest in all of his dealing, he has accumulated a large amount of property, and demon strated a large measure of success. He has never been un office seeker, al always consistent is his desire for good government progression. But a few years ago he was elected on the board of education, which position he filled very successfully. Mr. Brennan is of that stamp af man which ornaments his town, for his in5 fluence has ever been for the general betterment of the place and people, and it is a pleasure to the Sentinel to note his virtues, and to congratulate the community on having him as one of our foremost citizens. Note This department will ap pear in these columns from time to time. f Deputy ffsme warden Octave Sicotte I was in Houghton Thursday on business. Miners' Strike Is- Still Unsettled. Houghton County Jail Is Gradually Filling Up With Men Who Have Molested Those Who Are Working at Mines. FERRIS FAILS IN HIS Union Accepts the State Executive's Proffer of Mediation, but Operators Reject It, Refusing to Deal With the Western Federation. The attempt of Governor Fer- is to end the copper miners' strike through a conference at Lansing failed Wednesday. The governor's plan was pre sented to both sides and accept ed by the unions, but declined by the operators, who,' however, said they were willing to meet, committees, provided the men cameras employes and not as rep resentatives of the Western Fed eration of Miners. That is the gist of the answer mailed to the state capital. The first shooting that authen tically confirmed occurred on Wednesday morning at Isle Roy ale. A sentry at the Isle Royale powder magazine shot one of a party of men in the leg. The sentry called three separate times upon the men to halt, but they continued to advance and he fired. Not until they heard the spat of a bullet striking the fence ov er which' they were climbing would two men leave the grounds of the Calumet & Hecla foundry works Thursday morjiing, when challenged by the sentry. They were seen coming up the road, but paid no heed to the order of "move on," continuing to the fence. When the sentry fired, they ran. Mine pumps are working un der heavy guard. Only the nec essafjMork is being done by the mining companies. For a strike of this proportion there seems to be but little bad blood. About the worst case of assault occurred Tuesday, when Gus Olson, a fireman who has been-at work on the fire pump boiler at North Kearsage since the guard of troops was placed at the mine and fire protection was resumed. Olson was one of ! the two firemen who finished his shift at 2 o'clock. He started to walk to the street car to go to his residence in Laurium when nine strikers jumped on the man when he was all alone and had no weapons of defense. He was knocked on the ground by a blow in the back of the head. After they had him down the party of nine huskies continued their amusement by kicking him in the face. Tony Malya, George Tillenen and Steve Chopp were arrested Wednesday for attempting to in terfere with a pumpman at the Trimountain mine. George Pessent, Sollio Sterk, Andrew Tessen, Jake Switchlich, Steve Ratski and Michael Stag duhar were arrested Tuesday for assaulting a party of Superior mine employes. William Krool, Peter Rossman and Martin Stig ligls were later, put in . with the same bunch. John Johnson and Charles Aik- ARBITRATION PROPOSAL kinen were lurking about the Superior magazine and pump house Tuesday night and were arrested; . Lucas Chopp appeared near the guard lines at the Superior early Wednesday morning. When accosted by the guard he became fractious and was arrested. The Centennial store was des troyed by fire last Saturday night. This store was located at Mohawk. Seven strikesympathizers were arrested at the Red Jacket shaft Thursday night, who were arm ed with dynamite, knives and guns. When searched one of the men attempted to light the fuse of the dynamite he carried. Three arrests were made at the Wolverine location Thursday evening, among the men taken being Louis Sodder, who . is al leged to be the leader of the gang that slugged and kicked Gus Olson. They were arrested only after a desperate fight. When the deputies took the men from the building they were sur rounded by a mob of over 200, but the the crowd was held back by the militia. The Houghton county draw bridge is being heavily guarded, word having been received that an attempt will be made to blow it up. n There is some talk that the Federation will ask for an in junction against the militia mak ing arrests. Gen. Abbey says he will ask for martial law if such an injunction is filed. Items of Local Interest. Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Miller and children; Scott and Margaret, of Chi cago, arrived last Saturday and are guests of Mrs. Mary Williams. Mrs. Thomas Ford and son Raymond spent the week in Duluth. Baseball Tomorrow L'Anse versus Baraga. Messrs, Vano Kolio, John Holm and Thomas Hermanson, who are residents of Zeba, are fishing in the Huron Bay. Messrs. Emil Johnston, Charles Gait and Cridge Gait left last Saturday for Fargo, N. D., to work in the harvest fields. They expect to be absent ten weeks. Miss Katheryn Shea returned last Saturday from Hibbing, Minn., where she has been a guest of her sister, Mrs. John O'Brien. Dr. and Mrs. Elwood have leased rooms and will spend ceveral weeks in town) The party who took the thermom eter from the front of J. B. Smith's store Wednesday evening is known. If same is not returned at once, prosecu tion will follow. - Attorney Ira E. Randall, of Hough ton, was a legal visitor in town Monday and Tuesday. John Keranan, of Herman, was a copper country visitor the first of the week. Joseph Young had one of hia fingers badly jammed in the steam shovel yes terday morning. Iir. Sharpe attended the injury. Megr. Faust, of Assinins, was a guest of Fr. Henn on Tuesday. Percy Harris on Monday commenced the erection of a five-room cottage on his lot in Seavoy's addition. The Misses Emma and Hannah Jol n son, who were guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Johnson, at Arvon the past two weeks, left for Houghton Wednesday. Mrs. C. F. Whiteshield was a guest this week of her daughter, Mrs. Mabel Williams, in Gladstone. Miss Ruth Ley returned Tuesday from a four weeks' visit in Neguanee with her father, John Ley. Mrs. Martin Kratt and daughter, Katherine, returned Sunday to their home in Houghton after an extended visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Jackson. Mrs. Octave Sicotte and sister Miss Edeedge LeFebre, were Marquette visitors this week. R. G. Williams left Thursday for Atlantic, where he has accepted a position as machinist for the Stratton company. Miss Edeedge LeFebre, of Minneap olis, wha has been a guest of her sister, Mrs. Octave Sicotte, the past few weeks, will leave today for her home. Prosecuting Attorney H. A. Brennan was in the copper country Thursday on legal business. C. E. Decker, of Detroit, traveling auditor for Grinnell Bros, music house, was a business visitor in town Thurs day. Mrs. Rhinbolt and daughter, of Chilton, Wis., who have been guests of Mrs. J. O. Maxey the past two weeks, returned to their home Tues day. . Emil Draws, the painter, is giving the Exchange hotel, corner Broad and Third street, a coat of paint. Marshal! F. Butters, of Lidington, arrived Sunday and expects to remain for the summer. Mrs. Butters will ar rive shortly and also enjoy the invig orating air of Cloverland. Mr. and Mrs. Omar Roope, of Aurora, 111., arrived Sunday and are guests of Mrs. Roope's parents, Mr. ane Mrs. J. B. Belanger. Albert Sicotte, after a few weeks' visit here with his brothers and sisters, left Tuesday for Rochester, Minn., where he will enter a hospital and have his knee treated. He will then make a short visit in Minneapolis and proceed west, where he will reside. Mrs. Richard Mann, of Bessmer, was was a guest of Mrs. Martin Voetsch Tuesday. Thiel, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sands, fell on the cement sidewalk last Friday and badly lacerated his chin. ' Dr. von Zellen put in several stitches and he is improving rapidly. Adolph Tollefsen, who fractured his left shoulder and received internal injuries, is convalescing. Mrs. Peter Sands is on the sick list. Mrs. John T. Been and two sons, of Tamarack, are L'Anse visitors this week." Mrs. Octave Messin, of Papin, was in L'Anse, this week receiving medical attendance, having two ribs fractured. Leo Sanregret received a' severe cut on the head by a falling brick this week while working at the school house. Mrs. Louis J. Menard and children returned Tuesday from a few days visit in the Iron country. . ' The L. S. L., will give an informal dancing party in the Opera House to night. . . ' Mrs. Harry Culver, of Monroe, La., FORMER L'ANSE LADY BURIED LAST SUNDAY. Susanna Murphy, widow of the . late Patrick C, Murphy, who died at Yp silanti July 25th, was born at Lake Beauport, Quebec, June 24th, 1838. She came to L'Anse with her family in 1872 and lived here until two years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Murphy's family con sisted of seven children, all of whoza . were well known to tho residents of L'Anse, and of whom now only threa remain, John B. of Milwaukee, II. Henry of Crystal Falls, and Miss Au relia, who is supervisor of music in the public schools of Ypsilanti. Q Funeral services were held at Ypsi-' lanti Saturday morning with Solemn Requiem High Mass, Rev. Fr. Kennedy as celebrant, Rev. Fr. Soest, of Whit taker, as deacon and Rev. Fr. O'Con nor, of Ann Arbor, as Bub-deacon. In terment was in L'Anse Sunday after noon, Rev. Fr. Henn officiating. Many friends attended from tha copper coun try and other points. Mrs. Murphy was held in great es teem by all who knew her and had earned a large circle of friends who mourn her demise. Of lovable nature, domestic inclinations and deep, friend ly qualities, she endeared all who knew her, and thereby created her own mon ument that will ever remain in the hearts of her friends. BLIGHT ON OUR FRUIT TREES. In many orchards this season can be noticed wilted brown leaves and branch es that have the appearance of being scorched. This is a condition due to Twig-Blight or Fire-Blight, a disease known to be of bacterial origin which attacks either apple or pear trees. The germ enters the trees at the ends of the twigs, where the buds are tender and offer the least resistance, but often also goin entrance through insect punc tures in the leaves. Once inside the stem, the perm multiplies rapidly and the offspring movedownward through the circulatory system of the growing limbs. The leaves and branches wilt and turn brown, small drops of gummy liquid often ooze out of ruptures in the bark of affected limbs. . This liquid contains myriads of the bacteria which are the cause of this blight. Bees and insects feed on this mater ial and also carry it to other trees, that may be infested. The rapid progress of the disease calls for immediate action in order to prevent the great damage of which it is capable. The only treatment that can be recommended after the trees have been attacked by the germ is to cut out all the diseased twigs and branch es. Cut the twigs three or four inches lower than any outside (indication of the disease. Wash the cuts with a five per cent solution of carbolic acid. Alt the removed branches and leaves should be burned. To effectually, check the disease all diseased portions should be removed, as the germs can winter over in the trees and reappear the following spring. If the trees are examined and all twigs removed at the first appear ance of the disease, the blight can eas ily be controlled. Spraying with Bordeaux mixture has proven an effectual protection . against the blight, the 'spray material forming a coating on the leaves and twigs that the germs cannot penetrate. About three sprayings are sufficient, the first spraying after the blossoms fall, the second and third at intervals -of about two weeks. The effect of the blight' is more not iceable in the vicinity of L'Anse. Thl may be accountable to the fact that the trees are already in a weakened condi tion, a result of the work of the Oyster shell bark louse, to which attention was called last spring. The proper treatment that can be recommended is to spray with-" lime-sulphur solution during the late fall or early spring while the trees are dormant, andspray with Bordeaux mixture during late spring and early summer. The four neenssary sprayings would cost the owner of fruit trees from 25 to GO cents per tree for large trees, which is a small amount when the worth of the tree is considered. arrived yesterday and is a guest of her father, John Campbell. Mr. and Mrs. D. Bedell and son, Francis, have returned from Odanab, where they attended the camp meet ing. ' Mrs. Bedell's health has im proved considerably at a rtiultofhar. joutng.