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Advertising is the Life of Trade Talk through The n to your oni tomr, jour competitor's customs r, yonr poittbl customers. THE WEATHER. Unsettled VOL. XL1II NO. 17G. OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY , 0, 1914 TWELVE PAGES. On Trains ana at Hotel News Standi, So. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. WATER BATES COT AGAIN AFTER FIGHT MADE JjY THE BEE Water Board Finally Decides to Make Reduction Below That Asked by This Paper. RATE NOW IS 23 1-3 CENTS Second Reduction Which Has Been Forced Upon the Board. MINIMUM CHARGE REDUCED Small Consumers Need Pay but 40 Cents a Month. BIG SAVING MADE ON TAXES Total Ileduction Since The Ilec He Ban tho l'Mitht ! from 35 to i3 l-a Ceut Ter Thon nuil Gallons. Tho Pee's campaign for lower water rates has again brought results. After eighteen months of delays, marked by two concessions, the board of direc tors of tho Metropolitan Water district, at a mectlns yesterday yloldod to Tho Bee's demand for substantial .reduction of water rates. A clean cut of 18H per cejt was ordered, to become effcctlvo January 1 of this year. Tho Use's fight for lower water rates has forced tho price down to 23V4 cents per 1.000 gallons, a decrease of 33!i per cent In eighteen months. Tho first reduc tion, after six months of municipal owner ship, was 10 per cent. The price was then 55 cents per 1,000 gallons. Tho second reduction of 10 per cent was later secured. The total of tho cuts Is now from 35 to 23 cents per 1,000 gallons. Dnlniicp on Ilnmt. Treasurer W. O. Ure's roport of. water plant's operations to the first of this year shows a balance of $1,103,743.55 on hand, Including tho bond and tho water funds. Under the board's plan of com pelling property owners to pay for ex tensions the expenses of tho plant wcro materially reduced, which,' with $100,000 received annually from tho city and tho saving of all taxes previously paid on tho water works property, helped to boost the board's surplus and mako rato reduction Inevitable. General Manager R. Beecher Howell says the reduction will affect 97 per cent if tho consumers. The largo consumers will not be affected to any extent, ho says. The minimum monthly metered charge Is reduced 30 per cent, making It now 40 cents a month. Board's IU-solntlon. Following Is tho resolution ordering the reduction: ' ' ."5SJ,!X-ftls7 !sAthe. .purppse of. tho, aoara ot uireciors or tne Metropolitan tvaler district to conduct the water plant for tho benefit of the people through the reduction of water rates as rapidly as Justified by experience and the actual results of operation; VWhefeas, such policy has' heretofore resulted In a, reduction of ten (10) per cent from the maximum water rate fol lowing tho close of the first six months of public ownership o( thq water plant, and also in a reduction of an additional ten (10) per cent at tho close of tho iccond bIx months of public ownership, ar a total of twenty (20) per cent for tho 'ear. and. "Whereas, Tho third six months of public ownership of the water plant .'losed on the 31st day of December, 1913, ind tho facts before tho board of di rectors In its Judgment Justify a further reduction in water rates; .therefore, bo It "Resolved, That the general manager so and is hereby ordered to put In effect i third similar reduction of thirteen and one-third (13) per cent to apply to water Consumed within the Metropolitan water llstrlct during January, 19U, and there after, or a total reduction of thirty-three ind one-third (33) per cent as a result Df the first eighteen months of public ownership of Omaha's water plant, thus making the maximum net rate for water heroafter, as provided, twenty-three and one-third cents (23c) per ?,000 gallons; bo It. further. Itcsolved, That tho general manager also be nnd Is hereby directed to put in effect a twenty (20) per cent reduction In tho minimum monthly metered water charge effective In connection with water consumed in January, 1914, and there after." rrru txt n ub vv earner Forecast till 7 p, m. Friday: For Omaha, Council BluffB and Vicinity Cloudy and unsettled Friday; slightly colder. Temperature at Omaha Yesterday. Hours. Deg 6 a. in. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. 9 a. m. 10 a. m 35 11 a. m 36 12 m to 1 p. m 41 2 p. rn 33 3 p. m, 37 4 p. m 41 5 p. m 43 P. m 43 7 J), m 43 8 p. m 39 Comparative Local Ilecnrd. 1914. 1U3. 1912. 1911. Highest yesterduy;....,. 41 14 16 33 Itowest yesterday....,,, 333 I 27 Mean temperature 3S 6 6 33 Precipitation 00 .00 .03 .00 Temperature and precipitation depar tures from the norms.1: Normal temperature., , 21 Kxcess for tho day , ,,. 17 Total excess since March 1 A.9S7 Normal precipitation 02 inch Deficiency for the day 02 Inch Total rainfall s'npe March 1....23.764nciie Deficiency since March 1 4.41 Inches Deficiency for cor. period, 1913. 3.S2 Inches Deficiency for cor. period, 1912.13.43 Inches Report from Stations at 7 I. M. Station and State Temp. High- Rain- or weather. 7 n m. m -all Cheyenne, snowing is 40 Davenpnrt, cloudy 34 36 Denver, clear , 38 S3 Oodge City, clear 42 62 North Platte, clear 40 S3 Omaha, clear 44 44 Rapid City, cloudy 32 49 Sheridan, partly cloudy... 38 42 Sioux City, cloudy 38 M Valentine, loudy 31 48 T Indicates trace of precipitator ' - ' indicates below zero. Mr. Hensley Will Push the Proposal for Naval Holiday WASHINGTON. Jan. S.-Dlplomats in Washington may be rounded soon by congressional advocates of a naval holi day with a view to getting expressions from foreign governments in support of the project. Since tho passngo by tho houso ft tho Hensley naval holiday reso lution and tho Introduction of a similar resolution by Senator Thomas of Colo rado, tho advocates of suspension of nnval construction for a year have been planning a campaign to bring tho pro posal to a definite conclusion. Representative Hensley of Missouri, author of tho house resolution, although not fighting tho two battleship naval program for this year, has conferred with many of the members of tho houso In the last few days as to the course to be followed. He will talk with Secretary Bryan nt tho State department on Mr. Bryan's re turn from Lincoln. Neb., next week, and later with President Wilson. Mr. Hensley proposes to lay before Mr. Brynn hla Ideas as to Informally getting Into com munication with the representatives of the naval powers In Washington to as certain tho views of their governments hnd will be guided largely by tho seore- j Uiry's advice. Hi? Idea is to write letters i In his capacity as an Individual member ' of congress to tho various ambassadors, I asking them the sentiment of their home governments. Tho Hensley resolution, framed In sym pathy with the recent declaration of Winston Churchill, first lord of the ad miralty of Great Britain, requested tho president, "so far as he can. do so, to jso hi" influence to consummate" an agree ment among nations to suspend naval construction programs for a year to les sen the people's burdens and avoid wasto of Investment in war materials." McAdoo Says He Has Not Formed Opinion on Bank Locations! NEW YORK. Jan. S.-Secretary of tho. Treasury mcaooo. who left rsew YorK for Boston today after concluding a hear ing In the matter of regional resorvc dis tricts as provided under tho new cur rency law, Issued tho following state ment i "Neither Secretary Houston nor I have oxpressed. directly or Indirectly, anyt opinion or formed any conclusions on tho banking questions, now tho subject of Investigation by tho organization com mittee under the federal reserve act, nor shall wo do so until all tho "facts havo been submitted. We are Impressed with the great responsibility resting on tho United States and with the necessity for Impartial consideration of tho views of all sections of the country before a de cision is rendered. To avoid tho possi bility of misunderstanding, we desire to say that ail inferences and statements to tlio contrary may bo accepted as un authorized." BOSTON, Jan. 8. The movement for a regional reserve bank in Now England wvis given added Impetus today by tho assembling here of several hundred bankers, all of whom will bo present to morrow at the hearing before Secretary McAdoo and Secretary Houston, when Boston's claims for such an Institution will bo advanced. Directors of Union Pacific Approve of Stock. Distribution NEW YORK, Jan. 8. The directors of the Union Pacific railroad today ap proved tho plan' recommended by tho road's executive commltteo on Tuesday for tho distribution to the common stock holders of Its S2,OCO,000 (par Value) Bal timore & Ohio stock, together with $3 per share In cash, and for tho reduction of the Union Pacific common dividend from 10 to 8 per cent. The distribution will be made April 1 to stockholders of record March 2. Pittsburgh Exchange Will Use Men for Night Operators PITTSBURGH, Jan. 8. Seventy-five. young men today entered the school of instruction of the Pittsburgh and Al legheny Telephono company and within a few days will begin work as telephone operators, manning the switchboards after 3 o'clock at night. They will dis place girls who are prohibited under tho new child labor law from working as operators after tho hour named. Millionaire Held on White Slave Charge MOBILE,' Ala.. Jan. 8. J. M. Foster, who, according to federal officials. Is tho millionaire son of a prominent resi dent of Scranton, Pa., was arrested here yesterday whllo with his stenographer. Miss Delilah Bradley, charged with vio lation of tho Mann white Blave law. It Is alleged that Foster left his home In Browne Mill, N, J., on December 15 with Miss Bradley. The couple have been stopping at a local hotel since Decem ber 23. It Is alleged that Foster left a wife and Bmall daughter in New Jersey. The ar rest was not made known until today. Foster was released on $2,000 bond and Miss Bradley on 1500 bond as a material witness. French Aviator Descends on Roof i PARIS, Jan. 9. Eugeno Gilbert, the i TO 1. ..nn .nvA.t, a.nnn...! rt n 1 1. p j r TC11UI HTtaiuif imuunii v Dni'tu ut,M ... .00 or serious injury while flying over Paris ! today, when ho descended on a roof, !oo ! through which his aeroplane broke and OJiwu wrecked. Gilbert was making a trial 00 trip In a row army monoplane He had .0) ' clrcied the Kiffel tower at a height of l.CvO feet. when. In a glide to the earth, I ht lot-t control of the croft CORN FROM SOUTH PRESSESJ1CED0WII Nearly Three Hundred Thousand Bushels Unloaded at JJew York in Ba0, ARRIVING, ill 1X14 A Mori ion Imported Since WWiftY- -r.A n '0-iurm xruvy uunc. FORCES CASH VALUE DECLINE What's Come Little Alongside the Amount Under Contract. JUST WAIT TILL THE HARVEST Thirteen Ships Kttlicr on the Way or rilling Their ITotiU with Product to Compete Tvlth American Maise. NEW YORK, Jan. S.-Ncarly 300,000 bushels of Argentine corn were being uti loaded nt this poit today nnd millions more from tho South American republic are undor contract. Tho Importations are tho direct results of tho removal of the duty on the staplo under the recent tariff act. More than 1,000,000 bushels have been received In tho United Statoa since tho tariff wont Into effect, the first from tho Argentine over brought here, and already the competition with American corn has forced a decline in cash values. Thirteen ships arc either enrouto here or loading with corn from tho Argentine, and one American manufacturing con cern, which uses corn In tho manufNctuie of syrups' and kindred products, has 5,000,000 bushels from that country under contract for delivery. . When tho new Argentlno corn crop Is harvested the Importations will Increase, according to trado authorities. Tho corn already hero found the railroads unpre pared to handle It and tho port without adequate docking facilities. Arrangements to remedy the deficiencies aro being made by the transportation bureau of the Produce exchange. Tho fact that hitherto practically no corn has over moved west has also con fronted the railroads with a new rate problem, as there Is a movement on foot among the Importers to have tho present nominal rato for vestern shipment re duced, Clilcntco I'rlees I.orrer. CHICAGO, Jan. 8. Tho present sharp decline In corn prices hero went a penny further toduy, due to tho rcmovul of the tariff duty from tho cereal, accentuated by a decline in tho Buenos Ayres market today, Argentlno corn In Now York is at nres- ont selling 4 to 5 cents under tho prices at which ChUagQ. shipments, can hp ,sqld ln rowltStacijp Fatten, who. rormanyiypars has been rccogniMa as tho foremost corn dealer In the American market. Mr. Patten said in due course of time he Jobked for tho appearance of foreign corn in western markets and 'predicted that In two or thrco years the cheaper feed would Increase production of beef. Alleged Jobbers Are Charged With Misuse of Mails PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 8. On a charge of having used tho malls 'to defraud wholesale merchandise dealers and man ufactures out of many thousands of dol lars, Charles I Greenfield, Samuel Brown and Myer Rotmon of this city were, today held In heavy ball by a United States commissioner for a further hearing on January 19. According to the postal Inspectors the accused men established tho Great West ern Jobbing houro in St. Louis and also established a store In East St. Louts. Then they had many thousands of dol lars worth of goods shipped to them from wholesalers and manuiacturers. The goods were secretly shipped away, according to tho postal authorities, and tho men failed to pay for them, with the result that they were forced into bankruptcy. Holders of Preferred Shares of Union Pacific Have Kick NEW YORK", Jan. 8.-Actlon to restrain tho directors of tho Union Pacific. Rail road company from distributing Its hold ings of Baltimore & Ohio stock, par value 352,000,000, to tho road's common stockholders, was begun in the supreme court today by a group of preferred stockholders headed by James T. McCad don. Summons and complaint In the case wero served on Otto II. Kahn of tho Union Pacific's executive, committee. Contract Scandal in British Army 1 LONDON, Jan. 8, Summonses against sixteen British army officers and civilians were granted by the police magistrate at the Bow Street court The men are called to appear on January 17 to answer charges In connection with the manage ment of the canteens In army barracks. It Is hinted that a scandal of tremen dous proportions will be revealed In the Inquiry, which will be begun on that date. No names or particulars of the .charges were given out for publication today, but it is "known generally thatthe army of ficers concerned belong tp the quarter master's department and that all of them have risen, from the ranks. The civilians summoned aro clerks employed by con- 1 tractors. Systematic bribery Is alleged to have been prevalent for some time. A secret army Inquiry showed such widespread corruption that the War office decided to turn Its evidence over to the regularly J constituted legal authorities. 1 War office officials feared that the coutt-martlul wh.ch they had projojed to Ira'l wou'.d not have Jurtsd'ctlon suf- fl ently wide 10 dettl property with the . tcundal. Drawn for The Bee by Powell. WANT TO KEEP GOOSMAN Implement Dealers Desire to Retain Him as Seoretary. PARRISH TALKS ADVERTISING Advise Dealer to Let Customer Know Whnt They Ilnve for Snle Craig ITrRc Co Operation. 8cctjctarj.jlj. Goosman of t yestleUli-4mplemont 'Dealers' the Mid- west3lelall-4mp!emont Dealers' associa tion In llkMy tb-be retained nnother year by the association, In spite of the fact that ho has presented a formal resigna tion, preparatory, to entering another line of work Secretary Goosman's resig nation han been formally presented to the association now In session in Omaha, but has not yet been acCoptcd. Mr. Goos man has bean with the association four years. Owing to the, fact that he Is to bo- come secretary of a newly Incorporated company for the manufacture of a. patented apparatus for tho shipment of eggs by parcel post, he presented his resignation at the opening of the con vention this year. Sentiment Is strong for his retention. It has been suggested "by many of the imploment dealers, ano members of the board of directors, that If ho is determined to handlo tho work of the new company, arrangements may possibly be made bo that ho can tic re tained as secretary of the Implement dealers' association also. The matter will probably bo decided by the directors Friday before the closo of the conven tion. rnrrlak TnlUa Advertlnlntr. B. V. I'Arrlsh of tho publicity bureau of Omaha gave the Implement men a talk during the forenoon session on the value of advertising of tho right kind, lie talked to them on the importance, of let ting the customers know what they have for sale. J. A. Craig of Janesvllle, Wis., presi dent of tho National Implement Vehicle association, addressed the association on tho value of looal clubs. He said the majority of the men had not yet learnsd the value of organization and co-operation. "You must come to speak of the organization as 'Wo' Instead of 'They,'" he said, "before you can bo Bald to havo tho right spirit." Mr. Craig scathed tho fellow who wants to get along without being on friendly terms with his competitor. Ho said tho day was past when one should regard a competitor as an enemy. "Tho man who wants to get along without noticing hi competitor at all," ho said, "simply doesn't belong to this uge at all. Naturo has Just made a mistake and placed hi in in an age where he does not belong. He belongs way back, Just a little this side of tho Indians." Offices of Alleged Grain Firm Raided CLEVELAND, O.. Jan. Postofflce Inspector Blrdsey and Deputy United State Marshal Gauccat today raided tho office of the Central Stock and Gralh company, 1212 Engineers' building, seized books and papers of the company and ar rested Robert Howard Parker, mapager, on a charge of using the malls to defraud. According to the postal authorities, Parker did business all over the United States in what he termed In his news paper advertisements "spread auction In grain," obtaining sums ranging from K to ISO from Investors. EX-SPEAKER CANNON IS ABLE TO BE OUT DANVILLE. III., Jan. (.-Joseph O. Gannon, fornur speaker of the national house of rprcentntlrrs. appeared on the streets this afternoon for tho first tlmo since he was taken 111 with a cold. He ld staving 'n the house was the wont punUhmcnt he could Imagine Giving Dan Cupid a Hot Chase tS ( WIS IS WO PL A C Senator Lea Says Wilson Is Antidote for Socialism ST. 1X)U18, Jan. 8, "It Is tho duty and tho greatest of wisdom for every 011a who reverences tho traditions of tho past, who boasts of tho glory of this great republic," said Senator Luko Lea of Ton iinsscc, in an address before tho City ylub here this nf'tcrnoon, "to do his purl In making the redoubts against socfaUsiri secure. .This can bo done . only, by eaclU contributing his part toward the adecesa of the radicalism of today, In Which ilea our safety for tomorrow, ''Dltctahteiit and unreal jiave walked abroad, for the last ton years sign's huve been evident that foretold a period of conflict. Such a period of conflict can be postponed only by some leader coming Into power with the knowledge of the Investments of capital, with sympathy with the requirements of labor, with courage to deal frankly and even harshly with the peoplo of his environment and with tho confidence, of those who aro seeking a correction of tho evils that mado them restless and discontented, "Viewed from a nonpartisan point and measured by tho patriotic needs of the hour our present president Is such a man. "Thero can bo no real prosperity when a nation Ik divided by law Into two classes, thoso who spend their tlmo In planning how to spend tholr swollen for tunes In enjoying tomorrow, nnd those who plan how to earn sufficient to live tomorrow. There can be no genuine, pros perity so long as poorhouses and asy lums exist, except as the result of sloth' and crime and disease." Three Millions Sent Hundreds of Miles by Messenger ST. ItOUIS, Mo Jan. 8. Three million dollars in coin and currency was takou th touch St. Louis last night by R. H. Davison, chief of police of Houatun, Tax. Hn was tuklng the money from a Hous ton bank to one In Chlcr-go. By employ ing him the Houston bank saved nraMy S30.000, which an express company hnd asked to transport tho money. Davison locked himself with the money In a stato mom when ho left Houston and did not leave the room until he changed cars here. Black Hand Artist Arrested as He Picks Up Decoy Package WASHINGTON, Pa.. Jan. B.-As ho reached behind a mall box In a rolling mill hero this morning and grasped u decoy packago placed there by county officers. Dominic Lombardo, a young Ita.lan workman, was arrested and hur ried beforo a magistrate, who held him In tf.000 ball for sending black-hand let ters to James Oreco, a wealthy Italian merchant. Many persons In Washington county have paid toll to the black-hand during the last few years. ATTEMPT MADE TO MURDER PROSECUTOR GILLETTE. Wyo., Jan, S.-(8peclal Telegram,) Last night at 9 o'clock an attempt was made to assassinate Elwood Anderspn, prosecuting attorney of Camp bell county. The would-be murderer fired at Mr. Anderson through the glass win dow of the latter's office door, the bullet shattered tho glass and struck Mr. An derson on the little finger of his left hand. Mr. Anderson was stttlr In his office with his feet on his desk and his hands clasped behind his head talking to Alonzo M. Clark, county clerk, when the shot was flrcl. Several Gillette pen pie got a glimpse of the miscreant and It Is believed that he will be apprehended, SOUTH DAKOTA WANTS LINE Business Men of Mitchell Urge Mil waukee to Build Cut-Off. EARLING SAYS NOT AT ONCE l'rcnlilriit of tlui MlltrnuUrn Hnyn that lllillilliiK of 4h Blind Must Wnll t'liitiiKOil I'M nniichy Onitilltlun. BuslncHH men of Mitchell, H, I),, and those -above and bilow'jn tho Jim river valley are appealing to tho executive of fleers of the Milwaukee, rond to con struct tho long-talUcd-ol cutoff between Omaha nnd Yankton. They- aro tntUtnx of sending a delegation to Chicago to lay the .matter boforo Prosl Unt lurllng nnil urge the building of the line. In Omaha tho action of tho South Da kota business' men is being watched with great Interest, hut tho opinion prevails that they will bo unablo to get uven a promise. Omaha and Omaha business men have talked tho Omahu-Yatikton cut-off for years nnd until three months ugo fell certain that It was una of tho lines tho Mllwaukco would build in tho nenr fit tore. Throe months ago, however, their Iiopcb wcro dashed to the ground by nn interview given out by tho proldetit of tho road. He, accompanied ,y other company officials, arrived In tho city and whllo hero thpy met a committee of tho Jobbers, Positive Information wan de manded ns to what tho Milwaukee, pro- v ,, , fliimiumco i.ru- posed to do and after the conference, President Earllng, over his slgnuturo, iiirnisneii a stutornent to the pnpers, Buying that whllu tho company officials had given the Omaha-Yankton lino some, consideration Its construction 'was not contemplated in tho near future, To President Earllng it was shown thnf tho failure to build tho cut-off from Omaha to Yankton wbb shutting this city out of 11 lurge territory In northern Ne braska and South Dakota that by right belonged to It. Tho argument, It was con ceded, was true, but the president of tho load answered that tho compuny did not feci Justified In constructing any new lines until financial conditions chunked. Local officials deny the report that tho heads of tho Milwaukee road havo u feel ing toward Sioux City more friendly than toward Omaha. In proof of their denial they point to tho millions of dollars that In being spent In tho construction of tho second track across Iowa In order to Improva the road and consequently the service between here and Chicago. George J, Weber, Inventor, is Dead KANSAS CITY, Jan. 8,-Ge'orge J. Weber, Inventor of a number of onglno appliances and formerly president of a largo manufacturing compuny, Is doid at his homo hero of Injuries received four months ago while at work in i.u ii,.. tory on a new typo of gas engine. Mr. Weber's left arm was shattered by nn explosion last September. A silver plate was substituted for a part of one of tho bones of tho forearm and the wound healed. The shock, however, undermined tho Inventor's health and flnully caused death. Mr. Weber was 65 years old. FUND DISTRIBUTED AMONG . FAMILIES OF DEAD SEAMEN BUFFALO, N. Y Jan. 8,-At a meeting held hero today M0,000 was distributed I among the relatives of the 200 great lakes' ! seamen, who lost their Uvea on November! 9, when the great lakes experienced the most severe gale known In their history. Eight men, four Americans and four Canadians, decided how to distribute the fund. Vessel owners on both sides of the bor der havo been generous In their contribu tions to the fund and the Canadian gov-1 ernment gave 115,001 Over tSO.OQO was raised In Cleveland, where most of the I I victims resided. MOYER GOES BACKTO HANCOCK TO TESTIFY BEFOREGRAND JURY Miners' Leader, Acompanied by Man Who Was Deported with Him, Return Quietly. DEPUTY SHERIFFS GUARD THEM Men Are in Hotel from Which They Were Abducted. GOVERNOR QUESTIONS OWNERS Attorney Says Federation Docs Not Represent Employes. SHARP CONFLICT IN FIGURES Mine Mnwnnte "Offer to Shorr Honk (Itvlnir Number Kmntoyert mil I'nloii Mrn Offer In -Meet the I nunc. tUII.I.UTIX. HOUGHTON. Mich.. Jan. S.-Charlci H. Mover, president of tho Western federa tion of Miners, returned to tho copper country today, accompanied by Charles 11. Tanner, auditor of tho federation, who was deported with hint on December M. The men camo under guard of deputy sheriffs nnd will appear before a special grand Jury this afternoon. Mr. Moycr excused himself from seeing Intel viewers and went ut onco to a hotel, Ho pleaded fatigue and his appearance illil not hollo his statement. Mr. Tan ner also declined to dlxcuss anything con nected with his experiences. A curious crowd gathered ut tho Hough ton station, but caught no glimpse of tho men. Moyor and Tanner took retuga In a locked stateroom and romalncd there until tho train reached Hancock. Several hundred men, evidently union members, awaited Mr. Moycr and raised a cheer us ho stepped Into an automo bile and was whisked away to tho hotel Scott, whero ho was domiciled when the 1 mob of Doscmber X Invaded tho place and escorted him and Tanner to a tram In Houghton, It waB Jcurnrd that tho federation men telegraphed to Governor Ferris a day or two ago offering to testify boforo tho grand Jury. Tlio stato executive, busied with tho strike situation gonerally, asked the attorney general to come to Hough tun to nrrango for the return of tho fed eration leaders. An application of protection was gianted and two of tho biggest deputies In Houghton county ftvero lant night tent to phi)Ms?l, Mloh., .to meet tmr fraln and cscortMoyor 'and Tanner back-.to thlf cpfnirHiilUy'. JHo far as could be hscrvei this irucuut6ii was ttitncci'sxary as only Atiplauco greeted tlio union men when they arrived nt Hancock. Tho deputies will act as body guard as long ns th. inmi aro here. It wnu understood that uh soon as the grand Jury huo excused thu incp. they will leave for Washington to attend tho meeting of the nxccntlvu council ut tho American Fedrutlon of Labor. t'hnllriiKP to Htrlkrr. Acceptance nt what union labor labor regarded as a challenge marked the closo of the hearing which Governor Wood bridge N. Kcrrls today gavo to rcprc ecntatlvc of tho mining companies In volved In tho copper strike. A. L, Potorman, a representative of the Calumet and Hecla, called tho governor's attention to discrepancies between tho company's nnd union's statistics In tho ti lUo situation. Ho pointed' nut that (he figures regard ing the number of men employed wcro nt varliinco and added that tho companies wcro vllllng to oubmlt U aruuetual count I ot cmpi0yes and would throw open their j books as r sourco of Information If tho were wilting to oubmlt io aivuctual count union would do tho same. Claudo O, Taylor, president of the Michigan Stato federation of Labor, promptly said that tho union would do I tho same thing. Governor Ferris gave no Indication as to whether any such procedure would be adopted. It has been known that ho has investigators under tho state labor com mission and presumably tho men havo already gone Into thut phase ot the sit uation. Tho company men combated several of (Continued on Pago Two.) r- The Woman's Burden Can Be Lightened ! A Aroman'B work la never dono." So tho saying goes and thoro Is a great deal of truth In It, Tho woman who does houso work goos through tho same monotonous grind day after day without the satisfaction of seeming to get anywhere. Houeowork muBt be dono, but there are signs of encourago mont In tho hundreds of house hold articles that have been In vented to lighten a woman's burden. Tho housewife of fifty years ago would be absolutely amaz ed to see tho array of smooth, sanitary, durable and conven ient utensils that crowd the aholves of an up-to-date house ware shop or department. Aro you sure you have everything available to lighten your burden or the burden ot those that work for you? Let tho advertising columns of The Deo help you. "YJou will find in them the advertise ments of merchants of known standing who are ready to pro vide you with anything your household may need.