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Toi,. XXVI. No. 276-28 Pages. Salt Lake City Utah, Suniat Moektg, Jantjakt 17. 1904, Five Cents.
pouncement Made That Russia WIS!
1 1 Not Accept the Latest Pro-
1 1 posal by Japan.
m and Unfounded Ru
fjfors Add to Complica-
Ins-The Situation as
ivewed at Washington
id in Europe,
I Petersburg, Jan. 16. It Is now
Ei Ically certain that Russia will not
I Japan's last proposition as an
Oj Ity. Russia Is ready to agree to
In points, but on others the For
1. office believes Russia cannot
rJjThi officials arc of the opinion
;he way Is open for continuing the
j iatlons. and there Is no indicatjgn
: Russia will seek to delay her an
p 'which probably will be ready in
jlCznr continues to talk peace, and
ikmagcr-Cznrinn, In conversation,
-ked: "War Is a horrible tiling.
w(J"wlll not be war."
IK he meantime Viceroy Alexlcff and
(lijdo Rosen, as well as the foreign
r.s are studying the Japanese doc-
!"l i Army and navy circles con
-iibest feature of the situation is
"Jflact tliat the Japanese reply has
i-Jiff sense the character of an ultl-
!' , It Is couched In pacific terms,
it fix a time limit, and the ac
c by Russia of certain of the
tions therein marks an advance
rumors are n float, including a
that an actunl naval fight has
d at Vladivostock.
ier rumor, industriously spread,
s that the Czar, on parting. with
j;tKiirlno on tliCjoccaelon of. the
y;car7lv;""KnrfiTnn, speaking in
remarked to him, "The pa
I of Russia is almost exhausted."
g ijstory. however, Is palpably un-
ns the Czar and M. Kurino spoke
igllsh tliroughout their conversa-
"sporetary of the Japanese legation
W Seald . . ;
4 ilther" Russia nor Japan desires
apan has no interest in uhder
7c e- the International prestige of
Tcentral point of the difficulty is
T fori the subject of which, how
L It Is quite possible that an under
S. hg "will be reached at no distant
JJapan docs not claim a protccto-
iver Korea. She only demands the
l fbf free trade in Korea and Man
ic i. Japanese trade with Manchuria
g fibe established In surh a manner
-rjifglve Russia equivalent, advan
J! for any loss of the opening of the
Hturian markets. Russia's inter
Kpuld be further safeguarded by a
Br-Japancse commercial treaty.
F I fecrotary declared the legation
$ d information on the subject of the
g L' thut the Tendon and Fans cabl-
L)taht the London and Paris cabl
B? "This courpe, however, seems
nuous at the present moment, as
ltnt of diplomatic negotiations
' 6? R permissible to hope for a fa
J le issue." :
I AMERICANS IN PERIL.
1- at TJ. S. Embassy in Seoul Has
ft! f Been Inpreosed.
a," Korea, Jan. 16. The American
'jjl lot the United Stntes embassy has
jlncreaaed. Sixty additional ma
H vrrlved ncrc last night and are
M ;rqd In the city at 'the electric por.--Jipany'o
building. The native press
tinRhtly offensive :o foreign residents
AIr quite possible there will yet bo
lb with Korea. Troops now guard
5e foreign residences, probably In
E ent numbers to keep the natives In
&j ;houl 1 they begin to mako trouble.
S- mora cannot be considered in dan
OB! A. German man-of-war has just ar
IfiUf fit Chemulpo. .
M mr.go In. tho persorl of the flov
ht ha-- begun in favor of the Japan-
lljj id as tlse pcoplo have boon more an-
jV. 1th the Government than with tho
iers. It Is likely that this chango
KJ unpletcly pnclCy tlicm.
ig. -American authorities havo taken
fecauilon to )irovne malo escorts for
V, X and children of that nationality
'gf -?M lhe BtrecU
Jf 1 NO LIMIT TO WAR.
Prediction by a Diplomat at St.
'I York, Jan. 1C Cabling from
y,' itcreburg, the correspondent of tho
1" quotes an unnamed prominent
at as saying:
'jA yal1 those who arc adding fuel to
p. re v.hlcli means war remember
j lo porslble power can limit that
JaPau &:id Itussla. Its extcn
other countries Is aure, with re
flWPoo terrible to coilsldeiv"
tjiJI'cltuation may be summed up aB
Jap: Japan is dlFsatisfled with
?VjPn notf md returns It for amend
JjjM. According to the declaration of
mm' oflldal of the Foreign olllce
Khd last Russian reply was nent
It ' 1URsI:,- bad conceded all she
pyiy can, and while willing to grant
r concessions to Japan in Korea,
fuses to discuss the question of
n Insists In pushing the Man
Pn wn ilcr question as a sine
jglipn, ad alto with equal insistence
ajae-'lnat ahotild have assurances
jf Contlnutd on Pafi& ?j '
- IROQUOIS IHQU1RY.
Coroner's Jury in the Chicago Theater
Disaster Still Probing An
other 'Victim Dead.
Chicago, Jan. 16. But one. witness was
heard in the Iroquois theater inquest
today and the jury then adjourned to
Inspect the Interior of the theater.
A lively dispute took plocc when Dep
uty Coroner Buckley and the jurors en-,
tered the building. A force of detectives
employed by the owners of the building
followed them around and insisted upon
listening to all that was said. They
moved away only when Mr. P.uckley
threatened to have all.the detectives ar
rested. The lone witness today was James G.
Cuminings. stage carpenter of the Iro
Ciuols theater. lie was exasperatingly
evasive In his replies arid Coroner Trac
ger rebuked him sharply several times.
Cummings's testimony did not differ
materially from that of other stage employees-,
save that he testified that he
had shown a dozen of them how to open
the ventilators, and they unanimously
.vwort- that nobody had ever shown them
anything about the ventilators.
Rev, Charles "L. Roberts, pastor of the
Hamlin Avenue Methodist church, died
today of Injuries received in the lire.
His death brings the total to 572.
As a result of orders issued by Build
ing Commissioner George Williams only
eight of the twenty-nine. churches closed
for violations of the building law will
remain with closed doors tomorrow. The
others will open with either no limit to
their attendance or with capacity lim
ited by Commissioner "Williams to a de
gree considered safe N
"While Chicago theater managers- are
organizing to meet existing conditions
and Chicago fs full of road .managers
and actors, some organized and some
not, yet all heavy losers through the
ciosiny of Uie theater, and all are talk
ing of taking action. A- mysterious
meeting has been called tomorrow In
New York City, and rumor has It the
call affects only those hostile to tho
Counsel for Klaw & Krlanger denied
today all knowledge of the conference or
TOO MUCH PIG IRON.
Seymour. R. Church of San Francisco
Fails Liabilities Estimated"
San Francisco, Jan. 1C The failure
of Seymour' R. Church,' the California
pig iron merchant, is announced today,
the liabilities being placed at ?320,000. j
The three principal creditors mentioned
In connection with the failure arc Bal
four, Guthrie & Co.. Girvin & ICyre and
Meyer. "Wilson it Co.. the leading im
porters "of pig iron at this port.
The failure is said to be due to the
effect that the capacity, of the coast to
consume pig Iron was over-estimated
and it is also said that tho three prin
cipal creditors had likewise over-estimated
the market, which as In conse
quence become' glutted. To complicate
matters there lias been a general fall
In price all over the country, the de
cline In tho Eat of late being In the
neighborhood of S3 per ton. Jt is un
derstood that Church has contracted for
a number of shipments of pig iron for
this port which have not yet been
cleared from Kuropcan and Atlantic
seaboard points, which Increased the
complication of the firm's affairs.
IN UNCHARTED LANDS.
Thibctian Expedition Invades an Un
explored Section, Where European
Has Never.Travcled Before.
Chuinbla, British India, Jan. 1C The
British expedition to Thibet, the. ad
vance guard of which lias reached Tanu
and is now In a totally unexplored
country. No living European has ever
traveled over this route.
The expedition is' meeting with enor
mous (vansport difficulties. ' The bulk
of the force Is occupying Fort Pliari, a
picturesque 'structure, solidly built of
stone and exactly resembling a medie
val castle. It Is four storied high. The
Interior is full of lion cells, like a rab
bit warren, and there are quantities of
chain armor, swords and spears there
in. The houses of the surrounding vil
lages arc constructed of peat nodn; they
arc a single stoiy high, with Hat roofs.
The natives arc friendly.
German Official Fined for Insulting
Newspaper Iilan Editor Is '
in Jail. , . .
Berlin, Jan. 1C The Minister of Jus
tice, Herr R'uhrstadt,' Jr.,' bf 'the "Grand
Duchy of Oldenburg, hay .b.ccu .fined $3
by the Criminal court of Oldenburg,
the capltai of the Grand Duchy, for in
sulting Editor Biermann- in. the recent
gambling controversy. Herr Biermann
is in jail, having been convicted of
FOR A SEAT
IN THE SENATE
Attorneys en Both Sides
Open Thsir Batteries.
CHARGES ARE FAR-REACHING
What Antl-Smopt Attorneys Ex
pact tc -Prove,
Senate' Committco on Elections Lis-
tens to Arguments, and'Smcot
Takes a Hand.
'"Washington, Jan. 1G. The Senate
Committee on Privileges and Elections
met today for the purpose of hearing the
presentations of the attorneys on both
sides of the case Involving the right of
Senator Reed Smoot of Utah to occupy
his seat. Former "Representative Tayler
of Ohio was heard for some of the pro
tcslants.and T. P., Stephenson for those
who" are representing the National Re
form association. A. S. "Worthington
and "Waldemar Van Co.tt were present
on behalf of Senator Smoot, who was
nls6 in attendance.
Tho first presentation was made' by
Mr. Tayler. vho began his statement by
saying that he did not know that any
proof would be presented In support of
the charges that Mr. Smoot waw a po
lyganilst. He took up the question of
the right of the Senate to expel a mem
ber, contending that the Senate's au
thority in the matter was limited 5nly
by the question of propriety.
WHAT THEY EXPECT TO PROVE.
On this point of testimony Mr. Tayler
said the protcstanti expected' to prove
the. following charges: ' v , x. ,
First The Mormon priesthood, ac
cording to -the dostriiic of the church and
the belief and practice of ita member
ship, is vested with and assumes to ex-
ereise supremo authority. n sill hinxts
temporal and spiritual, ciylCancl politi
cal. The head of the church claims "to
receive Divine revelations, 'and these
Reed Smoot, by his covpnants and ob
ligations, Is bound to accept and obey.
Second The first presidency and
twelve apostles, of whom Reed Smoot is
one. is supreme in exercising the- au
thority of the church and in-the trans
mission of the authority to their, suc
cessors. Each of them is called prophet,
seer and revelator.
Third As shown by their teachings
and by their Jives, this body of men 'hau
not abandoned belief in polygariiy and
polygamous cohabitation. On the con
trary (A), as the ruling authorities of
the church, they promulgate in the most
Eolemn manner tho doctrine of polyga
my with roseratlon; (B), the president
of the Mormon church and a majority
of the twelve apostles now practice po
lygamy and polygamous cohabitation,
and some of them have taken polyga
mous wives since the manifesto of 1S90.
These things have been done with the
knowledge and countenance, of Reed
Smoot, plural marriage ceremonies have
been performed by apostles since the
manifesto of 1S90, and many bishops and
other high officials of the church have
taken plural wives since that time. All
of the first presidency and. the twelve
apostles encourage, countenance, con
ceal and connive at polygamy and po
lygamous cohabitation, and honor and
reward by high office and distinguished
preferment those who most persistently
and defiantly violate the laws of the
Fourth Though pledged by the com
pact of Statehood and bound by the law
of their Commonwealth, this supreme
body, whose voice is law to its people
and whose members were individually
directly responsible for good faith to the
American people, permitted without pro
test or objection their legislators to pass
a law nullifying the statute against po
For all these things Reed Smoot is rc
pponsible In law and In conscience to
this body and to the American people.
In connection with the third specifi
cation Mr. Tayler gave a list of -the doc
uments recognized by the Mormon
church as Inspired. In this list he did
not Include the manifesto of 1S90, ending
the command to take plural wives, but
he contended that this manifesto does
not prohibit polygamy. He also de
clared that the doctrines and covenants
of the church are -still1 published by 'the
church without any reference to the
DOES AN ELECTION PURIFY.
In r.eply Mr. "Wor'thlngton yald the
statements made by Mr. Tayler differ.
(Continued on page.S.)
Chicago Coachman Who Attempted to
Extort Money From a Society
"Woman Comes to Grlof.
Chicago. Jan. 36. A plot Involving
threats to kill and the publication of cer
tain letters and photographs unless fInjCOO j
In cash was forthcoming, was frustrated j
today by Mrs. Hollls Thurston, daughter
of the late Charles T.' Nash, a bourd of
trade commission broker; her brother,
"William Nash; J. Tngrum. their attorney,
and several detectives. James Tllbcry of
London, a coachman In the employ of
the Nash family, Is under arrest, charged
with the plot. ' T'.lbery was arrested at
the Na.sh home at the moment Jim,
Thurston placed twelve crisp $1000 bills
and one bill In his hands. On his per
son were found a dagger and two revol
vers, with which it i3 charged he had
threatened to kill Mrs. Thurston unh-fs
she gave him the money he domnnded for
tho return of certain letters ho said he
had received from her.
Most of tho lotttsrs are forgeries, ac
cording to Mrs: Thurston. They wero ad
dressed to tho coachman, who. with a
trained nurse, bad charge of Mr. ' Nash
during his Illness.
INDEX AND BULLETIN.
R1CH AT DEEP CREEK.
PARK CITY AND OGDEN NEWS,' j
PAGE A- ,
PRUSSIAN DIET MEETS.
DAY JN SOCIETY.
LOST THE OLD HOME.
TELLS ABOUT FRUIT.
PAGE G j
HIGH SCHOOL STARS. , . , '
LAURELS FOR COR13ETT. . , -
READY TO PLAY BALL. ; - " -PAGE
S- ' '.' .
TRAIN BANDITS ROUTED. -- -PAGE
9- -, r . .
DEFIES THE MILITARY.
RESORTS TO BONDS. ' .
PLANNING BIG PLANT. .
STOCK MARKET BALKY.. .
LIVELY ON THE ROW.
EDITORIALu . '. .
PAGE 33 '.
PICTURES' IN CONTRAST. '
TRIAL OF MACHEN.
PAGE 14 1
BIG SALES A FEATURE.
TO NAME PRESIDENT. ' '
PAGE 1.- '
-WINES DOCTORED. ' .
PAGE 10- .. -
CITY AND NEIGHBORHOOD , V-
PAGE 17 " ' -
Til E METAMORPHOSIS. OF. CORPUS
PAGE IS ' ' '
PAGE 21 , . ' ; , . .
PAGE 22 . .....
MUSIC AND THE STAGE. y
PAGE SI ' ' "
UNDER THE DOME. ' 1 - ' '
PAGE 25 " .
WOMEN WHO RIDE.
GOVERNMENT TO IMPROVE -UTAH
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. .
THIS MORNING'S NEWS.
ALL OYER THE COUNTRY. Senator
Smoot begins his fight for a scn.z m
tho Senate Machen case cause of lit
tle Interest; Initials "A. AY. M." figure In
tho case.... Memorial of tho Iroquois dead
in Chicago Walking delegates to go In
New York. ...Chicago coachman foiled In
a blackmailing attempt.... Former Presi
dent and Mrs, Cloveland express their
appreciation of sympathy Salt Lake
now a port of delivery Executive Board
of Mothers' congress denounces Mormon
Ism Senator Hanna has Issued call for
the Republican National convention to
meet Jn Chicago June 21st. ...Report of
Auditor of tho Postofflco department
Bhows an increase In deficiency for the
first quarter of the fiscal year.... James L.
Blair of St. Louis dies in Florida. ...A
passongcr train on the Seaboard Air Lino
was held up near Sanderson, Fla.; the
bandits dynamited tli9 baggage-car - In
mistake for tho express-car.
FOREIGN. Russia will not accede to
Japan's latest demands, and war situa
tion la more threatening.... Japaneao Min
ister to England fears his country would
bo beaten In case of war.. ..Germans In
South Africa deceived by rebels. ...Prus
sian Diet meets in scenes of splendor.
MOUNTAIN. AND COAST.-Seymour
R. Church, the California pig-iron mer
chant, fullfi Flro In the Oregon Short
Lino yards at Pocatcllo destroys frclght-
(Contlnupd oh Pago 5.)
University f Utah Makes a
OLD COLLEGE MEN TO HELP
Determined 1 Havo Callahan
for Physical Blroctor.
Advisory Council Made Up of ItTen
; From Yrilc, North-western, Prince
ton, Harvard and Michigan.
'.-J- D. A. Callahan. Yale.
: --' - Dr. -Charles G. Plummcr, North- -
R. C. Chonnlng. .Princeton.
4- Prof. George A. Eaton. Harvard.
4- Frank Anderson. Michigan. -f
The above named gentlemen have con
sented to act as an advisory athletic
committee to work with the athletic
council of the University of Utah In
bringing it to its proper place in athlet
ics, tho foreground in tho State. Pres
ident Kingsbury is taking a lively in
terest in the building up of this most
important branch of college life and has
personally been around among tho old
college men In the city enlisting their
aid in the matter.
WILL GET TOP-NOTCH TRAINERS.
Ibis the hope that Mr. Callahan will
be made director at the college, his de
cision . resting on tho running of his
business while he Is working at the col
lege. All the pressure that can be mus.
te'rod Is being brought to bear on him.
He has been' urged to take the place,
but In the event of his refusal the com
mittcoand cotSrfeirVlil "go back to the
Eastern colleges and' get another crack
man. It is very evident that the man
agement of the university haa waked up
to the fact that athletics Is the magnet
which decides the average youth in his
selection of a college. Thio is the lead
ing educational institution in the State
and soon will be of this section o the
country, and as it leads in educational
w.ork, It should also lead in athletics.
WILX. GIVE GREAT HELP.
, This committco is to act primarily In
an advisory capacity, but it is probable
that they will get out and coach the
various teamB as they arc formed. Of
course particular attentlbn will be paid
to football and baseball and to get out
winning teams the committee will insist
on a maximum of gymnasium work and
physical culture to put the men in the
best possible shape.
KEEP UP WITH THE GAME.
The selection of coaches and trainers
will be left to this committee. In all
probability, for that is a piece of work
which needs tr.ct and a groat knowledge
of athletics. Each man naturally keeps
up with the work at his own college and
is often in a position to obtain the work
ings of new plays and wrinkles In the
FEELING WILE BE BETTER.
The appointment of this committee, If
It did nothing else, would go a long way
toward uniting the town with the uni
versity, for at present while relations
are pleasant they are not active, which
means that the town and the college
don't mix. These are not the only men
enlisted in the cause, but others are sub
tosa and will work when the teams come
out, helping them learn tho rudiments
and perfecting them in the first princi
ples, - DR. KINGSBURY TAJJKS.
President Kingsbury when seen af
firmed the report and gave out the fol
lowing statement: "I have been around
to see a number of men who arc partic
ularly interested in athletics and they
all seemed to be desirous that we should
acquire the best methods and means
for advancing athletics at the univer
sity. All have expressed their willing
ness to co-operate with me to that end.
"The gentlemen who have consented
to act on the committee are: D. A. Calla
han, Dr. Charles Plummer, R. C. Chan
ning, Principal George A. Eaton and
Frank Andert-on. Mr. Callahan made
some excellent suggestions, for develop
ing athletics at the university and for
Interesting other men In behalf of the
(Continued on Papro 7.)
FRICTION ' BETWEEN COUNTY AND STATE
An opinion has been written by j
County Attorney Westervelt for -Colin- ,
ty Assessoi'' Ben R. Eldredgo In which
It Is held that taction' 2513' of the Re
vised ' Statutes of 1S99. relating to the
assessment of certain , kinds of prop
erty, is-unconstitutional. The . question
arose' in connection Vith the merger of
the Utah Eight & Power and the Con
solidated -Railway companies. The
Light company has been assessed by
tho County Assessor-heretofore, and
the railway company by the Stale
Board of Equalization. ' Now that the
two companies havo been consolidated,
the question has naturally arisen!- which .
of the authorities shall levy the tas.on
inc. new, company,
The statute says that "All property
and franchises owned by railroad, street
ralhyay, car, depot, telegraph' and tele
phone companies In this State must be
assessed by the State Board of Equali
zation, as hereinafter provided,"- etc.
This amendment was made by the
Legislature" of 1S99, and, 11 is suid for
the purpose of taking the taxing power
from" Weber county In regard to the
union depot at Ogden. The statute
previous to that did-not include the
word "depot," and specified that the
State Board could tax the other prop
erty mentioned of companies "operat
ing more than one county of the State."
It was necessary for the Legislature
to strike out these last words when
"depot" was Inserted. This makes the
statu tf a violation of section 10 of ar
ticle 13 of the Constitution, which iy a
safeguard against special legislation.
It Lb hold In tho opinion that tho law
as It stands now is wholly unconstitu
tional; If not, then the Stato could be
given the power to assess any business
lit the State, irrespective of kind or
Whether confined to one county or not.
The opinion holds, further, that
should the question be taken into court
and decided on the conclusions set
forth, tho section would undoubtedly be
declared unconstitutional. And in that
case, then the county would be given
the assessment of the new company, on
the ground that the operatlonu of the
railway are confined to this county and
tho statute makes no provision as to
light companies. Weber county would
also be given the assessing power of the
property of the union depot, and a
still broader question would bo raised,
in relation to the authority of tho
State Board of Equalization to tax the
proceeds of mines whose operations aro
conilnod within Clio Hmit3 oC ono county
Irrigation Officials AH Become Support
ers of the Utah Lake Government I
Report of Auditor Shows an Increase
in . the-Deficiency for tho
Washington, Jan. 16. Auditor Castle,
for the Postofllcc department, today sent
to the Postmaster-General'and the Sec
retary of tho Treasury the trial balance
of financial transactions of the postal
service for the quarter ending Septem
ber 20, 1003, showing an Increase In the
deficiency of 2 per cent for the first
quarter of the current fiscal year. The
quarter's business was: Expenditures,
$37,820,300; gross receipts, $32,501,490; de
ficiency, $4,742,010. The expenditures In
creased $3,1-14,179 f receipts, $2,2C?,967, and
the deficiency increased ?S78,203, com
pared with tho corresponding quarter
for 1902. On the bnslw of the increase in
deficiency the deficit for the entire fiscal
year would be $.",205,000, which is moro
than $5,000,000 less than the estimate of
the Postmaster-General, made two years
ago. The explanation of this, the aud
itor says, probably that while the ex
penditures have enormously Increased,
owing to the extensions of the rural free
delivery, etc., the postal revenues have
increased in a still more gratifying and
an entirely unexpected1 ratio.
SPARKS FROM ENGINE.
Loaded Freight Cars , Destroyed by
Fife in Oregon Short Lino "Sards
. at Pocatello.
Pocatcllo, Ida., Jan. 16. At 1:50 o'clock
thla morning flro, believed to havo started
from sparks 'from a- locomotive, Ignited a
number of loaded freight-cars In the Ore
gon Short Lino freight yards here, and be
fore It was subdued eight cars and their
lading wore badly damaged and somo of
them totally destroyed excopt tho trucks.
Three cars of lumber, ono of oats, one
of wheat, one of barley, ono of bran and
ono of structural Iron suffered In tho blaze.
Tho loss to tho railroad equipment Is esti
mated at 5-ISOO. and to freight $iW0. Heroic
work of the switch crews, who fearlessly
coupled to the burning cars and hauled
thorn to tho water tank, whero they wero
flooded, alone Bavcd hundreds of cars and
many thousand dollars' worth of height
BESIEGES BY REBELS.
Forces in German South Africa Hard
Pressed Insurgent Tribc3 and
B.crlln, Jan. 16. A dispatch from
Windhoek, German Southwest Africa,
says the German post at Okaiiandya, a
mission station of Damaraland, Is be
ing hard pressed by the revolted Xle
reros tribe. Attempts made from Wind
hoek to relieve the garrison, which has
suffered heavy losses, have been unsuc
cessful. Windhoek itself is threatened
and the militia has been caleld out. The
Hereros are well mounted and armed,
having obtained horses and guns" from
settlers they have raided.
A band of natives is marching on
Ivarlbib. to which place reinforcements
have been 'dispatched. One column ar
rived safely at Karlbib January loth,
but a force commanded by Lieut. J2u
low, with 120 rifles, appears to be In a
dangerous position near Waldau.
TAFT HURRYINt HOME,
New Secretary of War Will Make
Quick Run to Washington to
i Assume His Duties.
Honolulu, Jan 16. Former Governor
Taft will leave here tomorrow on the
steamer Korea for San Francisco. He
expects to reach that city on Saturday
next. His present Intention is to imme
diately take an army tug from the Ko
rea to the Oakland Mole so as to catch
the morning train for Washington,
where he will assume his new duties as
Secretary of War. This plan of hasten
ing across the continent is In accordance
with orders cabled to him at Yokohama
juat previous to his departure from
Executive Board of Mothers' Congress
Seek to Check "Work of Mis
sionaries. Washington. Jan. 16. Tho executive
board of the National Congress of
Mothers at a meeting today strongly de
nounced Mormonism and' urged the dip
lomatic corps In Washington to advise
their Governments that Mormbnlsm em
bodies polygamy and to take action to
prevent immigration to Utah. Measures
to afford protection from alleged false
representations of Mormon missionaries
Tooeie and Davis Coun- I
ties Would Be Glad to
Get the Surplus Water I
Supply at Advanced I
At the meeting of the canal company
officials held yesterday afternoon to con-
aider the Government Improvement pro-
jeet for Utah lake a wholly unexpected
"complication" was encountered. It was
urged by one gentleman present that
the plan proposed by the Government
would provide more water than could be fl
used by the lands owners, who are now
partially supplied by the five canals In IH
operation. On this account it was feared IH
not only that the farmers would be com-
polled to pay for more water than they
could use, but that the surplus might do
them actual damage in the way of do-
stroylng their crops. Happily this ob- IH
lection was met and entirely overcome.
ROOM FOR THE SURPLUS.
Representative land owners from Da-
vis and Tooele county chanced to be IH
present and they volunteered the infor-
mation that fanners of their counties
would be glad to take all of the surplus
water provided1 by the Government, and jH
ut a price double the estimated cost per
acre for the 50,000 acres which It la prl-
marily proposed to serve. Thla offer
removed all excuse for opposition to the
Government scheme and the meeting 1
closed with the passing of a resolution, ll
without a dissenting voice, plcdtfng the ll
support of all those pre?ent to the pro- IH
ject mid calling upon all others Intr-
ested to attend1 tho meeting at Bingham
Junction ut 10 a. in. next Wednesday, IH
when it la hoped that sufficient nssur-
ance of general support will bo given , IH
Chief Engineer Newell to warrant him
in proceeding at once with the work. ll
MANY PROMINENT MEN.
Yesterday's meeting, held In the ofilce fl
of President Angus M. Cannon, was at-
tended by about fifty men. all of whom
were either olllcers of the five canal
companies whose systems are dependent fc
upon Utah lake or large used of water f IH
under those systems. President Cannon
was president of the meeting and
George C. Lambert was secretary. Prof. IH
George L. Swendscn, the engineer in 'H
. charge of the Government's reclamation lll
i vorlc In Utah, and State Engineer Dore- 'H
Anus, who Is also chairman of the Utah ll
Arid Land Reclamation Fund commls-
sion. were present to give the water H
users an outline of what is contemplated JH
by the Government improvement of il
MR. DOREMUS'S VIEWS. j
State Engineer Doremus briefly re-
viewed the work of the commission of
which he Ms president In inducing the
Government to undertake the prelim-
inary work of tho Utali lake project jH
among the fust propositions taken up
after the passage of the reclamation act. jJ
and stating that it wa3 a matter of coir-
gratulatlon to our citizens that this jf
preliminary work had been accom- IH
pllshed so soon. He called attention to jH
the fact that the Government had now 1
ascertained all that was necessary to tH
know relative to the cost, practicability lH
and effectiveness of the project, and jH
that there was no tiling further to ba
done until the people should' have given
expression to their desires in the matter.
With reasonable assurance that tlia IH
land owners would co-operate with the
Government the work would proceed. y
otherwise the department would remove
Its forces to another field. UH
There was no disposition, Mr. Dore-
mus said, to push the people for an ex- IH
pression before they sufficiently under-
stood the proposition to act intelligently,
but the Government was ready to give
them all the information that might ho jH
required to that end, and the situation
was such as to make It advisable that
a conclusion be reached as early aa pon-
slble. It was with this In view that th
present meeting had been called and
that one was contemplated for next
Wednesday, when Chief Engineer New-
ell could be present and' which all Inter-
ested land owners could attend. Il
WORK ALREAY DONE.
Prof. Swcndhen told with considerable IH
detail of the preliminary work done by ll
the Government, and of the thorough IH
and substantial manner In which it was IH
proposed that the actual improvement
should be completed. He stated that jH
they had proceeded on the basis of about IB
S00 second feet of water per day being IH
the normal requirement of the present
canal system, which Irrigate 50,000 ucres IH
of land. On this basis they had found IH
that Improvements would be practicable
which would Increase the supply to a
normal How of 1000 second feet dallj,
thus making possible the reclamation of Vm
20,000 additional ucres of land. TUth IH
actual measurements and conservatlvr- IH
estimates of the present water supply IH
and the possibilities of additional con- flH
servation the Government engineers had IH
found that this supply of water could IH
be safelv counted on. without diversion jH
of other waters into the lake, and that
the cost of the required Improvements to
bring about this result would bo an
average of $11.30 per acre tor the 60,000
acres which are under the present qnnal
SOME IMPORTANT FACTS. IjjH
Some of the facts which were brought
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