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Vox,. XJVI. No. 262. Salt Lake City, Utah, Stjistday" Moiustestg-, Jastuakt 3, 1904:. Five Cents.
: : :
J018 IN ONE
If GREAT MONOPOLY
irer ef Electric and Street
f Car Companies.
SEPH F. SMITH AT HEAD
VSi rTSnt ef Officers Chosen and
ijiputfger Campbell Asks for $500,000
SW-r to Be Expended nt Once to
kfe ; Give Better Service.
igii k-4 444 4-444 '4-444
firaa Joeph F Smith, president . 4-
isli k John R. Winder, first vlce-prcsl- 4-
18?"; dent. , . 4
t.' Joseph S. Wells, second vice- 4-
POtT S t. S. Hills, treasurer.
'! R, C. Canir-boll, secretary and 4-
7B5 f5ener.1l manager. 4-
!' LiGrand Young, general counsel, 4-
jMjj ? V P. Read, superintendent street 4-
1; John M Whitaker. assistant sec- 4-
; rctary i 4-
S ' Board pf directors: W. S. Me- 4-
M ilCornlck, J, S. "Hills. Joseph P. 4-
Ismllli, J It. Winder, -Million II. 4-
1TW T'Un'l. A, W. McCune. Joseph S. 4
Sgl &Welie, W, P. Read. Thomns G.
"l 'xWebbcr and -Charles S. Rood. -f
'Capitalisation. J10,OOO.C. -f
- 4 4 4 4 4 4 4- 4 4- 4 4- 4- 4-
E-JS hoard of directors of the com
jjr3t companies mot three times yes
rtfiMfX' io elect officers, frame tempor
5 JJy-Ja.wfl of a brief nature and talk
mmKMio situation. As a result of the
U! tings the above set 'of officers was
Ujffij jen to manage the nffsilrs of the
'jf m'pany It is intended that the of-
lips , shall be consolidated as. soon as
:-r,jii aiblc under one roof, with no rcduc-
in, in the office forces probable.
T1IREE MEETINGS . HELD.
fj Enrec meeting' were held yesterday,
f1)! 4and S o'clock, and at the latter
'-"J feting Mr Campbell made a request
Ejafi 500,000 to be spent in improving
itW e consolidated systems. This will be
fed upon "Wednesday, when the dl
S :tors meet again. Ir. Campbell
I'M a 3nort address at the meeting
j ;t' night, in which he outlined aome
jr (the crying- needs of the systems, and
given out that $1,000,000 will be
ent on the consolidated system In the
xt Jive years. There is n crying need
anW C"oln departments for the eirpendi
ilgti tt of money at once, and the new
Jf inpany is disposed to be liberal at the
. f0 Ss yet the plans for improvements
iyn not been outlined, but they will
TAT1 an bcllcr Usht and better car ser-
J1 ' , PILEP ARTICLES LATE.
;.B he articles of incorporation were
:d late last niht in the office of the
rji Jlnty Clerk. Mr. Jnmes being on hand
iVJ? ria 5pcc'al vor to the incorporators.
iJ .Cflrtlfled copy was mode by Deputy
E.lg '9' Lena- Mcintosh and Hied with the
cretary of State, J. T. Hammond
f0. obliging the members of the
-5 ?Bed companies. The name which
hHi ? oeen adopted by the consolidated
Tipanles will be the Utah Light and
01 iHway company.
tjjr110 STOCK IS DIVIDED.
iML "PHal ftock of Uie company Is
VfXl ,000, dlv'lcd into 100,000 shares or
J Par value of $25 per share. The
TS'lJr dlvjded Into preferred, which
iurijW.no!l:cunvulativc, und common stock.
vrtKM-PrefprrGd slock shall consist of
1 tW?00000' of IGO.OOO share?, which shull
JWi:. Pecedence In tho matter of
q., tR"lcatIon And dividends before the
5Bnmtm 8toek Is allowed to participate
--tany dividends or profits, the stock to
pcr cent interest. The common
Wflfcconslste of ?C,000,000, divided into
-JWW sharey. and Is to have and re
,tM, '"vldends of the surplus profits,
'Jm Tinot until 1,10 Preferred stock has
Kf'Ved 8 per cent per annum,
-rjj. WHO GETS THE STOCK.
'JiKiPrefcrr0tl 6tock has been sub
ffll., .t0 as follows?: Joseph P. Smith,
SjflBJ. J" lrust- 39-820 shares: A. IV. Mc-
STSBfS-i ' j08eP S. Wells. hlH attorney
tjWt. 69,877. W. S. McCornick, trus--iK.
t v ! ' L(' Gl'ad Young, trustee,
'OlKjlj w,r"ler. trustee, 40C7; W.
r'Hwcil' G,6i; M- H- Walker. 100; Joseph
tSKiS: TV E' Rfiybould, 20: Joseph
yflm tiJPiii lh,stee 27S1; R. R. Anderson,
j. miiiani J CurtlD, by Lc Grand
"IHr' attrney, 5; Thomas G. Web-
THE COMMON STOCK.
H?LC.0nini0n Btock Js subscribed to ns
f. JHLt ,n 2EePh F- Smith, trustee Jn
423Kfei?.' ui? A" w McCune, by Joseph
SiK w 'o , atlorn' in fact 3-1,039; Jo
BAr7mitn' 55f Jhn n. Winder, C,
jlliH.V McCornick, trustee. 13,711; Le
rKAt tounS. trustee, 2667; Le Gi-and
tmlh Fx 13S1' Robert S. Campbell.
lilmZr ; Winder, trustee. -1404; Anton
jMa .ffl,,in,Lcwl8 s- H". 5: w- s- Mo -
i&H flfso,1.00 W' P" RcaJ- JosePh
"j !!l!1Jo11" M. Whltaker, C; Joseph
(Continued on Patfc 4.)
TWO SALT LAKERS I
t ESCAPE ALIVE FROM
THE IROQUOIS FIRE J
Pittsburg, Pa . Jan. 2.-Col. T. H. 4-
Smith and sister, Mls3 Mary, of -f
-f S.ilt Lake. Utah, and Mies Joan-
4- otte Adams and Miss Thorpe of 4-
-f Cumberland, Md., arrived here this
4- evening from Chicago, all four hav- 4-
4- ing passed through the Iroquois lire 4-
4- and wore snved by tho Colonel's 4-
4- presence of mind, although they 4-
4- had a seat In tho lll-fatcd balcony 4-
4- where so many died Misses 4-
4- Thorpe and Adams are affianced to 4-
4- Henry and John Smith, sons of 4-
4- the Colonel, who are now with tho 4-
4- Tenth Infantry In the Philippines. 4-
4- Col. Smith said: 4-
4- "I purchased tlckots in the bal- 4-
cony well to tho rear of the house. 4-
4- Between the acts I left the theater 4- 1
4- for a few minutes and on my wny 4-
4- back I met tho frenzied crowd com- 4-
4- lg out. My first thought was for 4-
4- the safety of my sister and the wo- 4-
4- men with her. I fought my way 4-
4- back Into the theater, and met my 4-
4- sister and Miss Adams and Miss 4-
4- Thorpe coming out. They had been 4-
4- badly bruised and slightly burned 4-
4- but they were glad to escape with 4-
4- their lives. .
4- 'During the excitement I lost my 4-
4- overcoat, my hat and ontsido coat 4-
4- and my wallet, which contained 4-
4- nearly all of .the money I possessed. 4-
4- I cannot say there was much thlcv- 4-
4- Ing. 1 did not see any of it myself. 4-
4- 1 assisted for almost two days and 4-
4- two nights in rescuing tho dead and 4-
4- injured, offering my services to the 4-
4- city, which were accepted. I never
4- want to see another sight like It." 4-
4- 4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--T 4- 4-
BLACKMAILER IS HELB.
"Don't Eorget the Cudahy Case."
Was One of the Threats in
Chicago, Jan. 2. "When anonymous let
ters alleged to have been written by Leo
Brennan were read beforo United States
Commissioner Poote today It developed
thnt intimations were made that an at
tempt might be mado to kidnap the grand
son of Marshall Fk-ld.
"Don't 1 forget the Cudahy case," was
one of the sentences In-one of tho letters.
Jn another It was stated that unlesa JoO,
0W were left In a bag nt a place designated
"the entire family must go." and that
Marshall Field would be the last to go,
so that ho could srr what a few dollars
would have saved him.
The reading of iho anonymous letters
was the first time the real threats In the
letter were made public. Overruling mo
tions of the prisoner's attorney that tho
young lttor-wrlter be discharged. Com
missioner Koote held the defendants to
tho Federal grand Jury.
BABY STILL MISSING.
Mother Escaped nnd Supposed Her
Children Were Behind Hor, but
Trace of Boy Is Lost.
Chicago. Jan. 2. More cases Involving
the wreck of homes as a result of tho
Iroquois fire are still coming to light.
A futile search has been conducted so
far for the body of Harold. th- D-ycar-oId
son of E. Honnlng. Nearly the entlrb
Homing family perished In the lire. The
boy. with his three brothers and his
mother, were at the Iroquois. The mother
In some manner was barely saved by an
She bellovrd her boys were Just behind
her but the bodies of the three wore later
ploked up and Identified. But tho body of
the youngest boy was not there and no
trace of him, (lend or alive, has been
found. Mrs. Ilcnnlng wan badly injured
but her Injuries-are not fatal. Tho father
believes that the boy has either been
wrongfully Identified or may be still alive
in one of the hospitals.
- CASE 0F GRAVELLE.
Three Informations Filed Which Will
Not Tend to Shorten His Term
Helena,' Mont., Jan. 3. Three informa
tions were llled In tho District court to
day against Isaac Gravello, who was
found guilty a few days ago of sending
threatening letters to tho Northern Pa
cific Railroad company. Two of the Infor
mations charge him with sending black
mailing letters from Helena nnd the other
charges burglary In the first degree. Tho
penalty on conviction of first degrco bur.
plnry la Imprisonment from ten yearn to
FIRE ON THE STAGE.
Electric Wires on Berlin Stage Cause
Blaze, Which Is Quickly Pr
tinfjuished by Piremen.
Berlin, Jan. 2. A fire caused by a short
clrcultcd electric wlrn started last night
in tho cloakroom of-tho n$w Royal, then-,
ter, during a performance of "A Midsum
mer ."lght'u Dream." A fireman ntutloned
at the theater discovered the flames and
put them out without .tho uudlonco being
Tho historic Royal opera-house- Is the
only theater In tho city not regarded nu
safe. The Chlcngo disaster will probably
hasten Its reconstruction, which nan long
TO DEFEND M
Senators Set Machinery in
(VIotion to Ascertain. '
LOOK UP HIS ANTECEDENTS
All Facts Nw Bafore Members
of tho Sonato.
Senator Dubois Pays High Tribute to
the Lawyer, and the Man Who
Hopes to Succeed Him.
Washington, Jan, 2. As soon "as an
nouncement wa.5 mad In this city that
Hon. W. E. Borah of Eome, Ida., had
been seleoted as an attorney to repre
sent Senator Reed Smoot oi Utah in
defense of his title to a seat ln'tiie
United States Senate, the members of
that body put Into motion the-machinery
which every Sent-tor possesses to
obtain Information concerning Mr.
Borah, bis standing, his antecedents,
and the reasons for his- selection in this
Important case. All the facts concern
ing him are now before the members of
the Senate and'lhey understand Ihe
From a member of that body It was
ascertained today that Mr. Borah i.s a
splendid lawyer, a great "orator, a man
of high character, never a pettifogger,
always judicial and exceptionally com
petent as an adocat. -
Senator Dubois has said of him: "I
am very .proud of Mr. Borah as a citi
zen of my State. He. is a credit to the
community and the common weaith in
which he lives. He Is my personnl
friend and I am his friend. 1 cannot
say anything about his retention in
this case, however."
The other Senators have been made
quite familiar with the history of Mr.
Borah, one of them having received a
telegram which reads as follows:
"Borah Is the peerless political leader
and orator who led Idaho Republicans
to victory In 1002. The people elected
a Legislature with a Republican ma
orlty for the purpose of sending Mr.
Borah to the Senate. He was defeated
In that aspiration by the Mormon
church, through whose agency he id
WAS SILVER REPUBLICAN.
It Is known here now that Mr. Borah
was a Silver Republican leader In 1S96
and In 1S98, but that he went back to
the Republicans In 1900. His Republi
can leadership In 1302 was so brilliant
that his selection for the Senate to
succeed Mr. Hellfeld was a foregone
conclusion. When the Legislature met,
however, some of the old straight Re
publican leaders objected to nendlng a
Silver Republican to the Senate wh.en
they had a straight Republican major
ity, and so there was. a wrangle in the
Legislature, which resulted In a deal
whereby the Mormon balance of power
was thrown to Mr. Heyburn, and he
wa3 elected to the Senate in place of
It is also known in Washington that
when Mr. Borah was defeated his bril
liant eloquence was let loose In scath
ing denunciation of Senator Heyburn
and his Mormon friends. The things he
said about Senator Heyburn aro still
fresh In his memory and It is not be
ikved hero that Senator Heyburn gives
very hearty indorsement to the selec
tion of Mr. Borah as counsel for Sena
tor Smoot. At any rate Senator Hey
burn has not said anything of a com
plimentary nature concerning Mr. Bo
rah up to date.
WHAT POLITICIANS SEE.
Men of political discernment, and nil
Senators are' men of political discern
ment, see far beyond the surface of af
fairs like this and they reailze the pos
sibility. If not the extreme probability
of more that a good retainer for Mr.
Borah in this case, something addi
tional in the way of Mormon support
for election to the United States Sen- '
t EXPECTED WAR WILL J
BE DECLARED IN A
I' VERY FEW DAYS
4- Peking. Jan. 3. Information In 4-
4- the possession of tho best informed 4-
4- diplomats In Peking convinces 4-
4- them that war Is Inevitable, possl- 4-
4- bly within a few days. 4-
ate to succeed Senator Dubois four
four years hence.
IS ANOTHER REVELATION.
Thus it will be seen that the selection
of an attorney for the Mormon apostle
means jnuch more than the retention of
an ordinary lawyer in an ordinary case.
It Is another revelation of the determi
nation of the Mormon church so far as
possible to hold tho balance of power
In a sufficient number of States to en
able them to have the balance of power
ultimately In the United States Senate.
INDEX AND BULLETIN.
HEARD A VOICE.
IRON TONGUES MOAN REQUIEM.
WHY BORAH. WAS CHOSEN.
BIG ELECTRICAL DEAL.
LEILICH'S SUCCESSOR NAMED.
HEAD MEN ARRESTED.
TIIEIR PLEA NOT GUILTY. .- "
HURT WHILE COASTING.
ROMANCE AND PISTOLS.
STOP TRAIN FOR JOKE.
' EXPECT GOOD SEASON.
INJURY PROVED FATAL.
SCANDAL IN HIGH. LIFE.
PAGE -r i - ...
BURT STEPS OUT.
GREAT YEAR IN SPORT.
GREAT BANK CLEARINGS.,
PAGE S- . ' '.
CITY AND NEIGHBORHOOD.
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS. '
PAGE 3- '
GRANT LIFE TO LYNCH.
PAGE 30- ..
REYES AWAITS REPLY. ' '
WAR DRAWS NEARER. ' '
PAGE 11-' ' ... . ' . '
PAGE 12 ' J V-
EDlTORIAL. . .
PAGE 13- . , .' " ' ,
MUSICAL RESUME. ' r
PAGE 1!- - -
MINES AND MINING.
PAGE 1&- . . ' .'
PRICES BADLY SHAKEN.
TRADE OPENS' UP WELL,' ' :
PAGE 10- ' ' ' '".! '
WORK WOMEN'S CLUBS, ' J '.-'"
PAGE 21- , ,'.
WITH THE PLAYERS.
PAGE 22- i '
PARISIAN SMALL TALK.
PAGE 23 ' -
DECORATIVE USES PORCELAIN. .
PAGE 25 ' ' .
SOCIETY CONTINUED. j .
SOCIAL SWIM AT CAPITAL.
PAGE r -
ACCORDIN' TO SOLOMON.
NEW YORK CASH STORE.
PAGE. 31- ' . '
SHORT STORIES 'OF DAY. ,
PAGE ?2 . :'
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. '
PAGE 33 ' '
UNDER THE DOME.
PAQE 3- ,
A PAIR" QUAKERESS.
P. AUERBACH & BRO.
THI8 MORNING'S NEWS.
' ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.-Chlcago
In, funeral gloom while bells toll a requiem
for tho dead... Torpedo-boat destroyer
rammed off tho. coast of Florldu by tho
Olivette. .Policeman In Now York who
ran amuck Is rescued from mob by broth
er offices, with difficulty.... "Little
Church Around the Corner" In New York
scorched by fire- and members of tho rec
tory barely escape with their lives.
Driver In burning barn in Chicago loues
FOREIGN. War between Russia anil
Japan drawing nearer and tho outlook U
extromcly gloomy.... Flro on a Berlin
stage causes alarm, but Is quickly ex
tinguished ..Princess Mathllde. last of
the Napoleons, passes away In Paris,
MOUNTAIN AND COAST.-Scnsatlonal
(Continued on Pago O
LEILICH'S SUCCESSOR IN UTAH IS NAMED
Ogden. Jan. 2. Dr. H. Talbot of Port
land. Or., is to succeed J. L." LeJHch as
superintendent of the Methodist church
for the Utah mission at Salt Lake City.
Thiy announcement was .made, to The
Tribune tonight by Bishop Earl Crans
ton of this diocese, who Is bore on his
way home from Portland, Or.
Dr Talbot Is one of the most noted
dlVlnes In the Northwest, being paator
of the PI rut Methodist church of Port
land. He' came West t'roiyi Indiana two
years ago, where he held paaloratcs in
nearly all of tho Important churches of
the Slate. He belonged to tho Indiana
conference, and for years was one of
the leading members of the goneral
book committee. Ho is about 50 years
of ago, has a family and will arrivo in
Salt Lake City on February 15th.
Biahop Cranston was given a mag
nificent reception In the assembly-room
at the First Methodist church this
evening upon his arrival here. He has
been In Georgia nnd the Southern
States for some (Ime, and Is on his way
homo, coming by way of San Francisco.
He was met nt the union depot by a
committee, headed by the pastor of the
local church and escorted to the First
church building, where a magnificent
spread -had been prepared. There were
fully. 300 present. Attorney Herbert R.
McMillan acting as toa3tma3tcr. Mr.
McMillan delivered a short, but very
eloquent address, In which he extended
MOAN A REQUIEM
FOB CHICAGO'S DEAD
Snowsterm Makes a Winding
Sheet for City.
SOLEMN DIRGES ON WINDS
Bolls Toll far an Hour In Chi
cago While City Mourns.
Priests and Ministers Go From Fu
neral to Funeral, and Offer Con
solation to the Living.
Chicago, Jan. 2. Church bells tolling
at noon, business activity .checked,
many celebrations postponed and long
lines of funerals making their way to
the outlying districts where the ceme
teries are situated these circumstances
today evidenced Chicago's outward
grief for the victims of the Iroquois
theater disaster. PrlestR and ministers
of the gospel went from funeral to fu
neral today, as they will tomorrow and
Monday. The unidentified dead will be
kept as long av possible at the morgues.
If no one comes to lay claim to the
bodies they will be burled at the city's
expense. By common assent of the
clergy, "Lead. Kindly Light," the
hymp vWrltten by Cnrdlnal Newman, is
being sung at all the funerals.
BUSINESS PLACES CLOSE.
The city hall, except absolutely nec
essary departments, was closed today..
The Board of Trade closwd an hour
earlier than usual, and a number of
mercantile and manufacturing estab
lishments also closed early. The large
department stores closed at noon.
ThIrty:four teachers in the public
schools are known to have lost their
lives in the fire, and the schools will
be cloyed Monday In their memory.
REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD.
When It was 12 o'clock the chimes of
a North Side church tolled a dirge and
the northeast wind carried It over the
city. Before the first notes bad died
away another chime further south
sounded a mournful Intonation. Then
a hundred bells broke forth In a mighty
diapason, whose Iron moans seemed to
reach the gray clouds and echo back
again In solemn concord. The bells
tolled for an hour.
As the loneo of the city's dirge in the
scattered towers spread over the city,
more persons paused and listened In
sorrow and awe than on any occasion
In the minds of the people. Many
stood with bare heads as on the day of
the burial of President McKlnley.
A snowstorm which prevailed ndded
to the solemnity. An Intense quietness
In the atmosphere Itself, a holiday ap-.
pearancc nnd the numerous funeral cor
teges as they passed slowly through
the storm, while the church bells were
slowly tolling, combined to make the
occarion one ns peculiarly cheerless as
It was solemn and Impressive.
EXPRESSIONS OF GRIEF.
The tolling of tho bells was in re
sponse to an expressed wish of Mayor
Harrison. The Mayor said:
"Tolling the church bells throughout
the city on Chicago's day of mourning
for the dend who perished in the fire at
the Iroquois theater would be an ap
propriate expression of grief. The sug
gestion was made to me by a clergy
man, and I wish it to be published so
that pastors may carry it out. I
strongly urge them to begin the tolling
of bells at noon and to let the mourn
ful sound continue for an hour. Such
an expression of sorrow would bring
to tho hearts and minds of every one
the memory of Chicago's terrible loss."
Cold in Nebraska.
Omnhu. Jan. 2. Zero weather hn pre
vailed for ncnrly twenty-four hours
throughout Nobraoka and wotorn Iowa,
with tho mercury still falling For to
night much lower temperature Is predict
ed. Tho wave has boon accompanied bv a
stiff north wind, making outdoor llfo "cx-tro-ncly
a cordial welcome to Bishop Cranston,
and the following toasts were respond
ed' to: "Ogden Methodists," Rev. Sam
uol Blair; "The Ladles," Prof. Under
wood; "The Epworth League and
Utah," Rev. S. P. Bailey of Salt Lake
City; "Utah ns Scon by an Outsider,"
Rev, J. E. Calder; "Our Bishops," Rev.
D. N. Helmlch; "Utah nt Large," by
Bishop Earl Cranston, Portland, Or.
Bishop Cranston spoke of the great
work being done in the lntermountaln
State nnd the rapid strides that the
church Is making, and congratulated
the local church and Utah Methodists
In general for their advancement. He
will remain in Ogden and occupy tho I
pulpit in the First Methodist church
tomorrow morning, I
t MAJOR S. A. KING
- HAS NARROW ES-
t CAPE FROM ARREST
4- TRIBUNE SPECIAL, 4-
4- Scoficld, Utah. Jan. 2. MaJ. S, A. 4-
4- King of the National Guard of 4-
4- Utah escaped arrest hero today by 4-
4- a narrow margin. A warrant had 4-
4- been Issued and would have been 4-
4- served upon him, but it was learned 4-
4- that he Intended to remain only a 4-
4- fow hours In tho town; consequent- 4-
4- ly he was not molested. The ex- 4-
4- lstenco of tho warrant, It 1b said, 4-
4- had nothing to do with his Inten- 4-
4- tlons, ns ho had arranged to visit -f
4- tho other camps during the day. 4-
4- The warrant charges trespass and 4-
4- the complaint was sworn to by a
4- company ' guard. Mr. King left 4-
4- Helper tonight for Salt Lake City. 4-4-.
The Jaw firm of King, Burton & 4-
4- King has been engaged by the strlk- 4-
4- era, nnd his object In visiting the 4-
4- coal fields w.ls purely of a legal 4-
4- nnturo In the InteresLs of his 4-
4- clients:. It !s ' understood that the 4-
4- warrant will be served In the event 4-
4- of Mr. Klng'3 return to this plucc. --
4- In this district everything' has 4-
4- been very qulot during the past 4-
4- few day.-?. The notices served by 4-
4- the company demanding that the 4-
4- strikers vacate their homes on or 4-
4- boforc December 31', 1203, has not 4-
4- been compiled with, and they are 4-
4- waiting the next move of the com- -t-
4- pany. It was expected suits would 4-
4- bo commenced today In all the 4
4- camps to evict the strlker.n, but no 4-
4- actions were commenced. M. P. 4-
4- Braffet, attorney for the company. 4
however, went to Sunnyslde for the,
4- purpose of commencing suits at 4-
4- that nlaco. 4-444-44-4-4-4444-4444-
P0LICE CHECK PANIC.
Wild Stampede Started in New York
Theater in Response to the
Cry of- Fire.
Nov.- York. Jan. 2 An Immense holiday
audience which packed the Thalia thcatr.r
on the Bowery 'at today's matinee per
formance nil but repeated the scenes of
wild panic of tho Chicago theater fire,
whun a shrill cry of "Fire" rang through
the house Only the chance circunstance
that several policemen wero standing In
1)10 lobby at the moment and met the
emergency with strong measures checked
tho wild, unroasonlng frenzy of the audi
ence In their desire to eacapc from the
building by tho main entrance.
Clubs and fists met the rush the mo
ment It began, the police and the em
ployees of th theater rushing the crowd
nnd literally lifting tho leaders from their
feet and forcing them Into seats. Tho at
tack of the police from the front was us
sudden na had been the fire alarm, add
served In a moment to quiet tho crowd
and .avert what could, not have failed to
havo been a murderous stampede.
In various sections of Manhattan Chi
cago's great sorrow and her mourning for
those who died In the Iroquo!n theater
fire, wore brought home to thousands by
the solemn tolling of bolls In all the
churches und chapels embraced In Trinity
parish. Just as Wall street wnH sending
forth its thousands, who had finished
their week's work, this noon, the paront
church. Trinity, sent forth its solemn
notes and they wero echoed In tho other
six churches and chapels of tho parish,
STOPPED BY REFLECTOR.
Cause Discovered Which Preventod
tho Asbestos Curtain From.
Reaching: the Floor.
Chicago, Jan. 2, In tho ruins of the fire
today was found an open rotlcctor. which
there Is now no doubt prevented tho asbes
tos curtain from descending- to the stage
fioor. There was ono of thcec; motalHc
roficctor on each sldo of the proscenium
arch, concavo -In form,' twenty feet long
nnd studded throughout its entire length
with incandescent lights.
Normally these lights fitted Into niches
in tho masonry, but whoa In use were
swung out In order that tho lights might
be thrown upon the performers upon tho
stage. Their greatest width when open
was fourteen Inches.
AVhen both rcgectors w?ra In place the
lire curtain had no Impediment In Its
course, but with either swung outward
the descending curtain could not get be
low tho rctlector's top. Carelcseneps of
some employee whose. Idontlly It will be
the effort of tho police to uncertain to
morrow resulted In tho combination of
the open re.fioctor and ' fnllhm curtain
which cost approximately COO lives.
Mnzzonl, who was employed ns a sccno
shlftor, wn-s ono of the first of 'tho stage
hand3 to be placed under urrest. After
his releaso thin afternoon on bonds of
$5000 he disclosed the truth of tho mis
placed rcllector to Flro Inspoctor Fulker
son. Whilo ono end of the curtain got
within fivo feet of the stage, tho other
was suspended twenty feet nbqvo it, and
beneath Jt swept thn fiood of fiamo that
carried death to 30 many hundreds.
LAST OF GENERALS.
Statesman, Diplomat and Last of tho
Southern Confederacy .Passes .
Away in Atlanta,
Atlanta, Ga Jan. 2r Gen. James Long
street, soldier, statesman und diplomat,
and the laot Lloutewuit-aencral of tho
Confederate army, with thn cxcoptlon of
Gen. Gordon, died In Gainesvlllo, Ga., to
day from an attuck of acute pneumonia,
jHo had been 111 two days.
HEARD A VOICE I
GIVE ORDERS TO I
TOUCH OFF BLAST I
Testimony in Montana's !
Dynamite Tragedy. 1 1
SECOND MINE VICTIM DIES M
Alleged Plot U Drive Ms'n Out M
of Rarus Mine. ; I
Sensational Announcements Expected 1 H
Before the -Coroner Completes j H
. His Investigation. ( H
' Butte, MonL. Jan. 2. Frederick Dl- j H
vol. the second victim of the dynamit- j
lng !n the Michael Dayitt mine work- j H
lugs, died this morning at G o'clock H
irom his Injuries. He never recovered j H
consciousness from the time he was ;
taken from the mine. The Coroner has ! H
ordered an InqueHt for 1 o'clock on the
bodies of Samuel Oleson and Dlvel. .'
"DRIVE THEM OUT." H
Coroner Egan called a Jury at one , jJ
o'clock this afternoon to Inquire into .
the deaths of Samuel Oleson and.'Fred- 1 H
erlck -Dlvel, -killed in the Pennsylvania 'H
mine last night by an explosion of dy- IH
namfte" Testlmopy Is still being taken. jiH
Sensational denouncements are ex
William Bonncll,. a. Pennsylvania mi
nor. was the iirst witness called. He !
said he had heard a voice, which be ,
thought was that of the foreman of the ;
Rarus, say to the men at work In the . ,
Rarus, acmss a bulkhead from the
Pennsylvania, "Drive them out that
way if you can; if not, blast."
CARLOADS OP ORE. . H
"That way," said Bcnnell, "meant by
dumping carloads of ore on us, by
throwing burning rags down on us and
exploding noxious gases." This wit- iH
ness testified that the employees of jH
the IiaruM have made repeated efforts
to drive the Pennsylvania miners out
of their workings. The Coroner's jury iM
is still in session.
LASTED OVER TWO HOURS.
After examining fourteen witnesses,
beginning at 1 o'clock and lasting until
after 4:30, Coroner Egan continued the
inqiiest over the- bodies of Samuel Oleson 'H
and Fred Divcl, who were killed in the
Michael Davitt mine. It Is alleged, by
dynamite In the hands of unknown per-
sons I iv the Rarus mine, until Monday 'H
afternoon at 2 o'clock, when the em
ployees of the Montana Ore Purchasing
company will be questioned as to their
side of the alleged underground dyna-
FOUND BURNED HAY. rjH
Witness H. V. Wlnchell. head geoio- ijH
gist for the Amalgamated, today testi- 'H
fled to discovering vast amounts of hay jjl
in the raise just abovo the place where il
the Amalgamated miners were working, fl
and this he -declared was burned, the 11
stltllng smoke being forced in on the
Amalgamated men to prevent them from
carrying out the orders of tho United vl
Stutes court In making an inspection of IH
the Michael Davitt to determine how 'H
much ore Helnze Is alleged to have ille- )'H
gaily extracted from the Michael' Davitt
FREE FIGHT THREATENED.
At one stage of the inquest County
Attorney Peter Breen and L. O. Evans, IH
attorney for the Hclnxo interests, en- !H
gaged in a dispute that threatened to
develop Into a free fight, but the. matter IH
was finally settled- by an amicable ad- tjjl
Justment. According to the testimony of eH
Superintendent Adams of the Boston & iH
Montana company and Foreman Georg'o SH
E. ioultrop of the Pennsylvania mine lH
on the very day of the explosion the iH
carpenters built a heavy door to prevent jH
access to the Pennsylvania from tho jl
Rarus, and the two men who wero killed ijH
were finishing the job of calking up the 'iH
cracks In and around this door to keep jl
out the smoke. The raise Is what Is IH
called in mining parlance a, downcast lH
raise, and all smoke found Its way down ll
and out through the GOO-foot Pennsyl- iH
MEN THREW ROCKS. iH
According to the testimony of miners
who worked the other two shifts against
that of Oleson and Divcl from the time
the first hole was blasted from the raise
Into the old workings of the Michael kH
Davitt they were continually obstructed fH
by inen from above, who threw rocks '-hfH
und other heavy materiai'down the hole, ilH
besides setting off powder and blank fjl
fuses to scare them from their work. ijl
Many times the men were compelled to
leave their work on account of tho
smoke sent down from above, blinding ,
and cHoklng them so that they could not iM
stay In the raise.
All the evidence adduced at today's H
hearing would seem to place the blame H
entirely on the men employed- by the ll
Rarus company, nnd probably in partlc- il
ulnr on Nick Treloar, foreman of the '
Rarus, and Thomas Knowles, shift boss
of the same mine.
HEARD THREATENING TALK. f
Two witnesses, Michael Ostronlch and Jll
his partner, Thomns E. Bonnell, who 11
wore relieved by the two men who wero iffl
killed, testified to hearing threatening MH
conversations from above them. They
could not sec who were talking, but
believed they recognized tho voices of
Treloar and Knowlea,