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Vol. xiYI. ;no. 328. Salt Lake City, Utah, Wednesday MoimiNG, Majrch 9, 1904, 12 pges.five Cents! 19
1 I WALL OF MYSTERY HIDING MORMON HIERARCHY
GIVING UNDER BLOWS OF SENATE BATTERING RAMS
I! Successor in Line to the First Presidency of the
Mormon Church Tells the World That He Is
Living in Defiance of the Laws of Both God
and Man, and Intends to Continue to So Live
Startling and Sensational Admissions Made by
Francis Lyman in the0 Smoot CaseCharles F.
Merrill, a Son of One of the Apostles, Also
Makes Some Sensational Statements Regarding
the Condition of Affairs in Mormondom.
V S BY A. F. PHILIPS.
National Hotel, L
WASHINGTON. D. C, March S.
t Apostle Francis Lyman and C. E. Merrill, a son of Apostle Merrill of the
Mormon church, were the star witnesses In the Smoot Senatorial lnvestiga-
i tion today, some of tho declarations and ndmlsslons made by Lyman equal-
In If not exceeding those made by President Joseph F. Smith. The earlier
, hours of today's session were devoted to further examination of Clara Mabel
I Kennedy, whose mother, Mrs. Matthews, also shed some light upon the work-
ill Ings of the Mormon hierarchy.
It Mrs. Kennedy was further questioned by members of the committee con-
1, corning her first marriage, and her subsequent experience as a plural wife,
lit The woman was loth to dwell at length upon her experience as such a wife.
1 1 She described It as most unpleasant and said that she had tried to put re-
1 1 inembrance of those dark days from her that she had tried to forget.
1' From the testimony of Mrs. Matthews it would seem that Mrs. Ken-
M ncdy was forced Into becoming a plural wife. She had asked to be allowed
to wait until she was IS years old. but Johnson and her mother would not
S consent, and she was sent to Arizona and "sealed" to Johnson,
w The story of Merrill was quite spicy. He confessed to being c polyga-
11 mist and to living In polygamy at tho present time. He related when and
I where he had married his first and plural wives, and In a way described the
1 ceremony attendant upon the taking of a plural wife. There were just vows,
he said. There was no certificate of the marriage, nor as far as he knew,
any record of the plural marriage. He caused some amusement by referring
to the time when a crusade was inaugurated against polygamlsts, and his
j ' father and other church dignitaries found It necessary to take to the tall
fc timber to dodge the United States Marshals,
(, Apostle Lyman, who is In direct line of accession as head of the church,
avis, as stated, a most important witness. Like President Smith, he admit
- te.& that at present and over since the manifesto was issued, the laws of mo
rality and of the State were being violated.
The National Association of the "Women's Organizations, Including all
women's organizations of the country, will meet here Friday for the purpose
of considering action looking to tho ousting of Reed Smoot as United States
i Senator, and the reformation of the moral situation In Utah,
j Mrs. Matthews and Mrs. Kennedy will leavo for home tomorrow.
I v Five more witnesses in the case are to be heard, and President Smith will
he recalled. It is expected that all the evidence of the witnesses now here
will .be In this week. It Is certain that a sub-committee will go to Utah after
ICongress adjourns to make further in quiry and take testimony, and the rec
ords of the church will undoubtedly be called. This means a thorough Inves
tigation of the affairs of the Mormonchurch.
"WASHINGTON. March S. Mrs. i
ji ' Clara Mabel (Barker) Kennedy resumed '
It the stand today In the Senator Tteed
, ' Smoot care before the Senate Commit-
tee on Privileges alid Elections. Mr.
i "Worthington for the defense continued
fJ cross-examination of the witness, and
Inquired as to the reasons for her mar
I rlage belnjg consummated at Juarez,
, Mexico, Instead of at the Mormon set-
Uement at Diaz, where she lived.
Mr, She said she knew of no reason and
WW had no Information regarding an at-
Cj4 tempt to have the ceremony performed
iff She said she did not tell any one that
H the man to whom she was to oe married
had another wife, and so far as she
knew, those performing the ceremony
13 ild not know the marriage was to be a
W plural one,
jj? SHE TRIED TO FORGET.
' Later Mr. Worthington asked Mrs.
iif Kennedy J she did not know that ap-
M plication had been made to Apostle
Teasdale and that he had refused to
conduct or lo authorise the plural mar
riage. "What did he say?" asked Mr. Worth
ington. "He said It could not be done, as all
that had been done away with," said
Mr. Worthington called attention to
the Inconsistency of the statements and
he asked why she had said she did not
know a request had been made to an
other to perforin the ceremony.
"I don't know how I happened to say
that," said the witness. Continuing, she
said with some emotion:
"It was not pleasant for me to think
about those things, and I tried to put
them aside. I tried to forget all I could
In response to further questions from
Mr. Tayler. the witness said her moth
er told her of the request to Apostle
Teasdale and that she had no other
knowledge of the attempt to get him to
perform the ceremony.
Apostle Merrill's son.
Charles F. Merrill, a son of Apostle
Merrill, was then called to the stand
He said he was the son of his father's
7 1 Prnncis Lyman, a member of the first presidency
yj tyM m of the Mormon church, prospective successor of
rf' ifl ? Presld0Ilt Smith and a polygamist, was bom shcty-
j 'M J four years ago and became an. apostle in 1880.
jjjj jr By his second wife, to whom he was married in
$1J J 1 1884, Lyman had five children, the last being born
I'lXB X Lyman was ono of the signers of the prayer for
VvB j' amnesty pledging himself to all that It contained.
M t He knew that in practicing polygamous cohabita-
1 T ii6n ho WftS disobeying both the law. of the laud
fl X 'and tho rulo of the church,
f Ho is now living in polygamous cohabitation,
p7Jj ' I and expects o continue so to live.
Wyh t " "
W'Ij X Lyman is following in the footsteps of his father.
'"Jt ,J He cannot remember when his fathor vas not a po-
m Wi t'
4; Apostle Francis If. Lyman. -S
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X IN DEFIANCE OF LAWS OF GOD AND MAN. t
4- Senator Hoar "So you, an apostle of your church, expecting to
4- succeed Mr. Smith in the presidency and in that capacity to receive
4- divine revelations yourself, confess that you are now living and ex-
4- pect to continue to live in disobedience to tho laws of the country,
4- the law of your church and the law of God?" i 4.
4 The witness replied with a simple, "Yes." -f
4 Ho added, in reply to a question from Senator Dubois, that he
4- considered his duty to live with and protect his wives. Excerpt from 4-
4- testimony of Frances Lyman before Senate committee in the Smoot
4- hearing yesterday.
third plural wife and Is himself a polyg
' amlst. i
In answer to questions concerning his
own marriages, Mr. Merrill said he va3
married first in 1S87 lo a wife that had
died in 18S9 and that he married "his
legal" wife. Chloe Hendricks, in 1S91,
and had five oljildren.;by1f6r.-
He married another wife in 18SS, tho
ceremony being performed in the Logan
Temple by M. C. Edwardson. lie has
had four children by that wife, the old
est of which Is 9 years and the young
est years Their mother's name was
Anna B. Stoddard.
"The marriage to my legal wife in
1S91," said Mr. Merrill, "was solemnized
by my father."
"Were you living with Anna B. Stod
dard when you married the woman
whom you call .your legal wife?" was
"I was, although she had no house.
She stayed at the home of her father
and hftr mother and 1 lived with my
mother," answered the witness.
HAS TWO WIVES. '
In answer to questions from Chair
man Burrows Mr. Merrill said he has
now two wives and Is cohabltatlng with
Senator Foraker asked the wlness, "Is
not the woman you married In 1SSS your
legal wife?" '
Mr. Merrill explained that when he
married in 1SS8 he had a wife living and
that he understood that under the laws
that marriage was not legal, and that
therefore his marriage In 1S91, after the
death of his first wife in 1SS9 made his
last marriage a legal one.
Senator Overman asked for a de
scription of the marriage ceremony In
1SSS and the wltnera declared that he
could not remember how It was per
formed, except that he went to the Tem
ple In Logan and It was performed
there. In response to a question by
Senator Dubois, Mr. Merrill said there
was no marriage certificate issued, no
record or any documents of any kind so
far as he knew He said there was no
music, no prayer and no questions that
he could remember.
"There was nothing but the marriage
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mM I FURTHER INSIGHT WTO the workings of mormon 5
fa I - HEIRARCHY REVEALED BY APOSTLE FRANCIS LYMAN :i
His father was a friend and adviser of Prophet "
Joseph Smith and was taught by him tho import- "
anco and tho truth of the principles of polygamy. 4
He accepted the teaching and entered into the prac-
tice, marrying six wives in tho year's 1845 and 1
Mr. Lyman is the presiding officer of tho twelve
apostles. John Henry Smith, a polygamist, is tho
second member of the twelve apostles; George Teas- T
dale, a polygamist, tho third apostlo; Hebor J. 4-
Grant, a polygamist, the fourth; John "W. Tayldr, 11
a polygamist, tho fifth, and Mr. Merrill, a polyga- T
mist, the sixth; making five apostles who are con- X
ceded to bo polygamists. T
Tho meetings of the apostles aro held in the T
Tho difforenco between the endowment house T
and the temple is that the former is a 'temporary X
building used for sacred purposes until the temple X
is completed. 4-
I tirfrfrf.4-4.4rfrH4 H H UMIH.U.Lml. ,
ceremony," he said with emphasis.
"Well, tell us about that," several
members of the committee demanded.
"I cannot repeat It." said the witness.
"Do you mean to say that you do not
know the ordinary marriage ceremony
in ydu"? church?" asked Senator Hoar
"Yes. I know that." answered the wit
ness. "And was not that what was asked?"
he was asked.
The witness said It was. He was told
to give the substance of it. He said he
and his wife stood up and Joined hands.
"Then they made you promise some
thing, did they not?" Inquired Senator
"Yes, sir." v
"Rut you have forgotten what It
was?" the Senator remarked with a
"Oh, no, I have not forgotten." said
Mr. Morrill. He then said that he had
promised to love, cherish and support
"nd did you continue to cohabit
with her after you married the woman
you call your legal wife?" Chairman
II1S PA DODGED OFFICERS.
The witness said he lived with both
wives, but that they had different homes
at Richmond, Utah, about a mile apart.
"You say you were living with your
mother when you were married the sec
ond time. Where was your father.
Apostle Merrill, at that time?" he was
"He was on the underground mo3t of
the time," said the witness Jocularly.
"What do you mean by 'on the un
derground V " asked Mr. Worthington.
"He was In hiding."
"Why was he in hiding?" asked the
"Because about that time there were
prosecutions going on for polygamy,"
Mr. Merrill answered He said that of
ten times he would not see his father
for a month.
Mr. Merrill said that he had taken his
1SSS wife to his mother's home occa
sionally, but that she had never stayed
all night there and that so far as he
know his father did not know that ho
hnrl n vvlfr nlronrlv whrm ha woa vno..
rled by his father to the woman ho calls
his legal wife.
Mr. Merrill said his father la still llv
Ing and Is still an apostle of the church,
but that he Is very feeble.
In regard to his father's family. Mr
Merrill said he had a father with six
wives and that he had twenty brothers
and seventeen sisters. He was asked
how many nephews and nieces he had
and said he did not know, but thought
there were more than 100.
"My father lives with his first wife
and comes to the home of my mother
probably not more than onco a month,"
he said. "My father Is a very busy
man," the witness supplemented.
Mr. Merrill thought three of his broth-
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U MEW YORK
NEW YORK, March S. Among the
passengers on the steamer Kaiser Wll
helm II, which arrived here today, was
a woman who was. rumored to be Mrs.
Florence Maybrlck. Tho woman was
mot at the dock by Mr. Armstrong, for
merly Mrs. Maybrlck's attorney, two of
his assistants and a gentleman said to
be Col. Ingraham, a cousin of Mrs, May
brlck. None of them would answer any
questions relative lo the woman. After
the examination of the baggage the
party, left tho pier together! ,
Leading Shippers of the Entire
West Unite In a Corporation
Under the Laws of Virginia
to Proloct ThemsoIvGs From
Exlortion and Discrimination.
AGENCIES "WILL BE ESTAB
LISHED AT EVEPvY LARGE
SHIPPING POINT WEST OP
CHICAGO OFFICERS AND DI
RECTORS ARE AMONG THE
LARGEST CATTLEMEN IN THE
COUNTRY JAMES C. LEARY
TO BE GENERAL MANAGER.
The United Stockffrowers Corpora
tion, an association bom In Salt Lake
City and which will cover every West
ern State irf which "live-stock raising
and shipping is carried on extensively,
will In a few days be ready for business
at a number of prominent centers from
The new organization has been
formed largely through the efforts of J.
C. Leary, the well-known stockman of
this city, and that It has behind it a
number of the most prominent stock
men In the country is attested by the
following list of incorporators: John
Sparlcs, Governor of Nevada, cattleman
and capitalist; Frank J. Hagenbarth,
president National Livestock associa
tion; M. K. Parsons, vice-president
American Catllegrowers' association;
Jesse M. Smith, vice-president National
Woolgrowers' association; Ben. F.
Saunders, president Independent Pack
ing compan; A. Hanauer, treasurer U.
C. C. and O-O cattle companies; J. C.
Leary, Salt Lake Union stockyards,
WHAT WILL BE DONE.
The object of the United Stockgrow
er.s' Corporation Is to protect the inter
ests.' of stockmen in shipping. It has no
other mission. It invades tho Held of
no other livestock organization, but ap
proves and supports all others. It Is
formed for the purpose of owning and
operating a number of agencies at Im
portant centers of trade and transpor
tation, these agencies to be under the
supervision of experts who'2 business it
shall be to give personal attention to all
consignments of live stock shipped by
members of the coiporatlon, not to sell
such consignments, or to interfere with
the usual functions of commission sales
men, but to check them up as to loss or
damage by delay or negligence on the
part of transportation companies, and
to bring prompt action for recovery In
all cases where losses have been sus
tained. With these agencies at all Important
centers, it will be seen that when a
member of the corporation ships live
ytock his shipment will be practically
under the eye of the corporation from
the time It leaves the starting point un
til it reaches its destination, Insuring
quick delivery and the speedy collection
of all needed evidence in cases of dam
age by reason of careless handling or
other causes for which the companies
to whose care they have been consigned
should be held responsible. The form
ing of such a protective organization
has been made necessary, Its promoters
claim, by reason of the constantly in
creasing cost of transportation, the
glowing Inefficiency of service, (he with
drawal of Important privileges and the
apathy of the transportation companies
In tho settlement of deserving los3 and
ORIGIN OF THE SCPIEME.
The Incorporators do not claim origin
ality for the Idea of supervising ship
ments in transit, pointing out that for
several years the big packers, fruit
combines of the Pacific coast and ship-
pera of other perishable commodities
have jjosted at Intervals along HncB
over which they route shipments,
ngents to report discrepancies of serv
ice to the traffic managers of the ship
ping companies and make demands
upon the carriers and other public cus
todlan8 of their property for quicker
service, greater attention, or money re
dress In accordance with the informa
tion thus procured. This company has
adapted the Idea to the service of" live
stock shippers, and perfected a plan for
Its employment which Is available- to
every man or woman who moves or
markets animals in the region west of
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FLEETS OF CZAR AND I
MIKADO BATTLE ON SEA I
Report from London That a Terrific Engage- jl
ment Has Occurred Off the Japanese Coast H
and That the Russian Fleet Has Been 9
Sunk or Captured Alexieff Makes Offi- lH
cial Report on the Bombardment of Vladi-
LONDON, March 9. The Daily Telegraph'-this- morning publishes- a dls- !
patch from Tokio. dated March 7th, saying:
"It Is rumored that the Japanese fleet engaged the Russian -IVIadlvastok
squadron at sea ycalerday. jH
"The result of the engagement is not announced, but according to-the ru-
mor, Russian ships were destroyed or captured"
A later rlspatch from St. Petersburg says that a similar report was rifa.in ll
that city, but that the Russian "War office declares that it has received no
news of any such engagement- All effort to confirm the report up to 10 jH
o'clock this (Wednesday) morning have been unavailing. J
The probability of such an engagement tends to confirm the rumor. The ll
attack by the Japanese on the harbor at Vladivostok Sunday was unqueatlon-
nbly for the purpose of determining whether the Russian ships wero In the ijl
harbor. Finding that the fleet was absent, It Js believed that the Japs with- 'tl
drew their vessels and lay in wait for the return of the absent squadron. 'jl
ALEXIEFF TELLS CZAR
OF THE BOMBARDMENT
ST. PETERSBURG, March S Vice
roy Alexieff has sent the Czar the fol
"Mukden, March S. I have the honor
to communicate to your majesty the
following details of the events of March
"The enemy's squadron approached
Vladivostok toward 11 o'clock in the
morning, having passed near Askold
island. After several maneuvers which
Involved changes In the squadron's
order of battle, two cruisers were left
to the north of the Island and the re
maining ves&els of the squadron
steamed along the coast of Ussurl Bay,
parallel to the shore, keeping about fif
teen versts (approximately ten miles)
"Upon arriving off Mount SL Joseph
and the Ussuri Bay battery, the
squadron, preserving the same order,
made toward the battery. The ships
opened fire from both sides, evidently
first using blank cartridges In order to
warm their guns. At 1:45 p. in., when
at a distance of eight versts (approxi
mately about five and one-fourth
miles) from the shore, the leading ship
opened fire with her forward guns, and i
then the entire squadron steamed along I
JAPAN TO SEEK HONEY IN -r
4- AMERICA AND ENGLAND.
-t- TOKIO, March S. Tho Japaneso
Government Js, It Is stated, consider- -f H
lng the advisability of seeking to -f H
secure immediately a loan In Amcr- -4- H
4- lea and Europe. Although It is es- 4- H
timatcd that enough bonds can be 4- H
-f- sold at home to provide sufficient -f H
if money to prosecute the war for at 4- H
r least ono year and a half, and al- 4- H
4- though many Japanese statesmen 4- IH
4- and financiers believe- that Japan is 4- IH
-t- capable of waging war to a. conclu- 4-
4- sion without borrowing a. single. 4- jH
4 cent abroad, and have. In a spirit 4- ff
4- of national pride, counselled that 4- ijl
4- no foreign loan bo sought, yet It Is 4- ll
4- felt that there may arlso In a. year 4- ll
4- or two a contingency when money 4 Ll
'4- may be seriously needed. 4 Tl
4- It Is thought that It would be bet- 4 ll
4- ter (p place a loan now, If possible, 4- tl
4- than attempt to do so in a future -f il
4- crisis when money may be badly 4-
4- needed. 4 ll
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the shore, firing their port guns as they j H
went. The enemy did not fire while 'H
turning After the third turn the 'H
j-quadron, at 2.25 p. m., ceased firing tH
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MAD MOB FIRES NEGRO I
QUARTQMN OHIO TOWN
Springfield, the Scene of Monday Night's
Lynching of a Black Murderer, Again the iiH
Theater of Race Troubles That Are Likely
to Result in Pitched Battle Militia Out. fl
SPRINGFIELD, O., March S. Five
companies of the Ohio National Guard
are on their way here on a special train
by order of Gow.Herrlck In response
to the request of the city and county
During the afternoon threats were
heard that the levee, the negTO section,
would bo burned. It is said the negroes
are determined to avenge' the lynching
of Dixon. In one of the large shops to
day the white men treated the negro
employees with contempt, and this re
sulted In heated arguments and threats
Fearful of the consequences of the
mutterlngs about the city, a conference
woa held in the Mayor's office tonight
bv the Mayor, the Sheriff, two members
of the Board of Public Safety, tho
County Prosecutor and others.
As a result of this deliberation a tele-
(Continued on Pago 2.)
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4- SPRINGFIELD. O., March 9. Tho 4- jH
4t company of militia from Xenla and 4 JH
4- one from Urbana arrived at 1:30 this 4- jf
4- (Wednesday) mortdng and wore lm- 4- JpppH
4- mediately sent toward the levco by 4 jf
4- a circuitous route. The companies 4- IH
4- of local military aro guarding tho 4- tllH
-j- armory, whero ammunition is 4- JIIH
A? stored. -f ll
4- There aro reported to bo two 4 ll
4- mobs, under cover, ono of whltos 4- il
4- and ono of blacks, and thero Is a 4 il
4- fecllng'that a race war of a serious -- jllH
4- proportion Is Imminent. 4 1 pppH
4- Tho militia Is picketed along tho 4 ; 1
4- Big Four railway tracks, facing tho 4- j H
4- burning district along East Wash- 4- ' H
4- Ington direct. There aro 225 enlisted 4- jH
4- men In each company. 4 Hl
4- At 2:30 o'clock this morning the, 4- JH
4- fire had burned itself out and both 4-
4- mob and spectators havo for tho 4 'H
4- most part dispersed. 4 H
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MADE HIS LAST NIGHT ON EARTH A MERRY ONE AND
X TOOK HIS ENTIRE FAMILY WITH HIM INTO ETERNITY 1
4- BERLIN, March S. Lieut. Carl Beseke (retired), after a long and steady decay of fortune, yesterday took his 4- jH
last money and gave a splendid dinner in honor of his ulnctcen-year-old daughter's birthday. H
Beseke then poisoned his wife, daughter, two children, respectively 12 and 1G years old, cadets at a military .j
academy, and himself with cyanide of potassium, which he seemingly Inserted In tho mouth of each In the
form of a pill after they had gone Into a drunken sleep. -4. H
Tho Sheriffs had taken chnrge of everything In the house, and labels had been nttached to Bcsekc's fur- jlllj
nlture, etc., which would have been sold at auction today. 1 H
After a brilliant career and a, ma rriago with an heiress Beseke had reached the end of his fortune. He won JM
tho Iron Cross durhig the war of 1870-1871 with France, married the daughter of a rich hotel-keeper, thereby hav- H
"T lng to leave the service, ns he mnrrled out of his casL On leaving the army he started. a newspapor. The Lieu- jH
tenant wrote well, but the paper was not successful, and he became sales agent for a manufacturer and then H
manager of a map-making enterprise. 4 H
He lived beyond his means for thirty years. '4.
Last night the Beseke family had a box at tho circus. At 10 o'clock dinner was ordorcd. Beseke was es-
peclally gay and tender, and pressed his wife and three children to drink lots of champagne. H
. He died holding his wife's hand tightly. -4- H
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