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TxLVH. No. 124. Salt Lajob Citt, Utah, Thttrsdat MoiomsrG-, August IS, 1904. 10 phge3.-.Pive Cents.
loi is Sent by
That China Im
ily Enforce Her
include to Enter Harbor
mghoi and Seize 1
Aug. 17. The Associated
this afternoon that Japan
cmand upon China, prnc
nature of an ultimatum,
cdlately ehforcc her neu
case of the protected crui
nd the torpedo boat de-
avol, now at Shanghai.
1 out that the lime limit,
lours, permitted by Inter
had expired and that Ja
i was at liberty to talce
i may seem to her cxpedl
t Act Promptly,
neae .Legation here It was
it the Tokio Government
on of remaining quiescent
mpted to compel China to
o Iwr men-of-war and au
nlrs at her ports which
them to resume belllger
s Should China fall to
lately with Japan's de
Islon of Japanese warships
,-Iclnlty of Shanghai will,
declares, be Instructed to
t and capture the Askold
, as was done In the case
made no secret of her In
las not consulted the pow
; that the matter Is one
ns herself alone, as. Japan
the Legation further as
oimlze Chinese neutral Itv
tit Ijlong as St Is respected by Itus
Y? ua; pntitton of Japan.
is 'regard .to the Ryeshitelni, Ja-
'la asserted, Is determined not to
, ;iwith the Chinese demand, sub
is&j (Incompliance with the Russian
it the vessel be returned to Che-
ipan Insists that to all Intents
,V rposes Chefo has been a Russian
Jfe luring the war, Chinese Junks
F2 ,?been fitted out there and sent
Clhe Japanese blockading ves
l9 Port Arthur.
bjSj! iavrer has been given by Japan
im Russian protest In the case of
olW vfcMnl but when It Is made it
fc? Biriraunlcaled to all the powers.
Russian Ships to Take Re
t fcs?se ln Cnincse Ports.
ilNGTON, Aug. 17. Mr. Tnkn
x jPjK? JaPanse Minister, today re
'trSMr Ion5 communication from his
alSlit of Itufslnn shlp to take
a cnwK Chine?; ports. It Is believed
.R-"11"11 wUh olher notes ub
JfrJ EurPea chancelleries,
iscaBVWsntly an indication of the
Pikko to make a defense in
3lefRor Castle action which it
'tk&Mi10 take girding these ships.
:tiliKblsm a Perplexing One.
!&??fcClnl8 hcre frely admit that
smlimt IXrEtmed In the Japanese
bWM "J?1 "utBlan chips shall not be
lttX?Ev?y ,Chlna lB a most intricate
Rf. lny one aud there are
-I-- tfRL2 a11 s,dcs of the case. As
W esSSf nkh war the American
itaMi " oata made frequent use
'.K,1? 5,1 the AVes- Indies.
5?&&.n,p and British ports, to
Wfrtf C by, 0:11)10 wUh th home
nmfflLand wllh sections of the
irJJ2!Ktm ' ?'et there Wfta no charge
r '-CKxi y hai1 beeu violated. But
Wflmffi? ."ntlon, as made in
ti 'B!?,1' 5 that Chines neutrality
Tlolatca at Chefoo throughout
U,?lan gunboats and
r?EKatedly I89 between
if W' Arthur wUh
v iC ""uerstooa to pro
x)m. 1m f.m?k,r'!f ot repairs to
l & Cn,,1 harbors.
eWwteunS iah war th United
mST Pa,n Ernt nearly
vfu-a?4o oh Wet?t Indlan Port
iTrfvBNta iMa . JaI)nnese are
toM Sa, but 'n the
. lsJ' Am6jBr'"h Government
, Vnt It la" m m throughout the
,ll7SnM,'a?- to wcure
rord them f ' neutral na-
uhSfce2S?,'.n0B,Uvc,' that our
JaK asPrn U'e sue pre
'pieceai COu ftn distinctly be-
Jgt. not Interfere In the
lain of Profecttles
on Russian Warships
Remarkable Gunnei'y Displayed by
the Japanese in Sea Battle Off
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 17.
Further Interesting details of the sea
battle of August 10 received at the ad
miralty from Capt. Matouzevltch of
the Czarevitch, now at Tslng Tau, show
distinctly that it was n long range fight
and that the Russians, sailing ln close
formation, were placed at a great disv
advantagc, not only by the superiority
of the Japanese numbers, but owing to
the fact that after encompassing Ad
miral 'Withoeft's seml-clrclo they were
enabled to pour In a remarkably deadly
fire on the fleeing ships. Capt. Mntouz
evltch says the Japanese kept at a
distance of eight, and never less than
The efforts of the Russians to close
with the Japanese and sink some of
their vessels by ramming them or by
gunfire, even at the cost of themselves
going to the bottom, were consequently
unsuccessful. The Japanese would not
permit the Russians to approach, and
the rain of projectiles never ceased.
The twelve-Inch shell which glanced off
the Czarevitch's forward turret and
blew up the bridge on which the late
Admiral "YVIthoeft and his staff were
standing, was fired at a range of eight
Declares Ho Is AnxiouB for a De
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 17, 12:05 p.
in. A dispatch from Gen. Kuropatkin,
dated from Anshanshan and conveying
the congratulations of the army to the
Emperor on the birth of an heir to the
"We await, a decisive battle with the
Jnpaneso army advancing upon us,
gladly anticipating meeting the foe and
proving our fidelity to our Emperor and
When Rear-Admiral Rojestvensky
hoisted his Hag on the battleship Su
varoff Sunday, as commander of the
second division of the Pacific squadron
Admiral Blrlleff, the commander at
Cronstadt, sljnalqd him as follows:
"May God bless your voyage, and
may ft be to the glory and honor of
Russia. Be strong, brave and deter
mined." Admiral Rojestvensky replied: "Sin
cerest thanks." -
A naval critic in the Invalid Russ ex
presses the opinion that the Russian
cruisers, after the sea fight of August
10, sailed south to draw off the pursuit
-from the"batUeShiyrdivls!on, which he
thinks Is on its way to Vladivostok.
CHINA MAKES REPLY.
Answers Russia's Note Regarding the
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 17 China has
replied to Russia's representations regard
ing the Ryeshitelni. but hor reply Is
couched ln general terms, professing
friendship and tho desire to preserve the
strictest neutrality, It expresses disap
proval of Admiral Sah's inability to pro
tect the Ryeshitelni. and represents that
ho took all the nrecautlons possible, but
could not .prevent tho night attack The
reply also says that one of the Japanese
destroverB was overhauled us she was
leaving the harbor, and that a protest
vns lodged against her action. In view of
which the Japanese Captain promises to
return the Russian boat, but did not do
so. The replv does not say tho Ryeshl
te'.nl's restitution was demanded.
China's reply is considered unsatisfac
tory by Russia, the main question what
has China done to secure tho restoration
of tho Ryeshitelni remaining unan
swered. Russia also demanded the pun
ishment of Admiral Sah.
NO COLONIZING SCHEME.
Mormons Are Not Engaged in That
Line in Mexico.
Special to The Tribune.
OlTY OF MEXTCO. Aug. 17. Noblo
Warrum, secretary and treasurer of the
Utah-Mexican Rubber company, and B.
F. Grant, one of the directors, are here
from Salt Lako City. Mr. Warrum denies
that It Is intended to colonize Mormons
from Utah on tho land which the com
pany owns in tho state of Tabasco, lie
"Colonization docs not enter Into our
plans. Owing to tho fact that there are
successful Mormon colonies ln Chihuahua.
It seems to be rashly concluded that all
Mexican enterprises founded by Utah men
Involve a colonization feature. This ifl an
error ln the present Instance, and In sev
eral others that I know of. Our company
la not composed exclusively of Mormons,
and It is purely a business- undertaking.
The Utah-Mexican Rubber company
holds about EO.CO0 acres of land ln Ta
basco There is considerable hardwooa
timber on the tract, and C00O bend of cattle
are being fattened on tho grazing lands
that It Includes. Several thousand mbbcr
trees were planted by tho company last
December. It is expected that the trees
will mature ln six yearn.
TWENTY PERSONS CREMATED
Burned to Death in Tire Which
Sweeps Portion of Hungary.
VIENNA. Aug. 17. Dlsastroua con
flagrations are occurring In Hungary In
consequence of tho prolonged drought.
Hundreds of houses, In the aggregate,
have been destroyed by flro In various vil
lages during the past week. In wHlch from
fifteen to twenty persons have been
burned to denth.
CHICAGO, Aug. 17. Prentiss Ingra
ham of Chicago, said to bo the author of
moro than 1CX novels, is dead at Beau
volr, Mis., aged CO years. Col. Ingraham
was born at Natchez. Tenn., tho son of
the Rev. Joseph Ingraham, who was the
author of "A Prince of the House of
61YIL WAR MEET
U, k. I. Encampment
Opens in Boston.
Delivers His Annual
Letter From President . Roosevelt
Regretting His Inability to
Attend Is Read.
BOSTON, Aug. 17. The real .business
of tho Grand Army of the Republic be
gan today. The majority of the former
wearers of the Ur.ion blue who are not
accredited delegates to the convention
spent the day and evening in renewing
army friendships and in sight seeing.
Thousands journeyed to the United
States navy yard at Charleston to wit
ness the launching of the training ship
Fourteen Hundred Delegates.
Nearly 1100 delegates were present
when the annual convention of the
Grand Army was called to order. The
feature was the reading of a letter from
President Roosevelt expressing regret
at his Inability to attend the encamp
ment. The President referred to the
acquisition of the Philippines and de
clared "that it is only under the Ameri
can Hag that the people of the Islands
can preserve public order, the Individual
freedom and 'the nntlonal well-being.
The work which has thus been done
will not be undone, for the Nation re
mains true to the memory of your own
great deeds." '
Routine Business Transacted.
John C. Black delivered the annual
address of the commander-in-chief and
the report of the Adjutant-General and
Quartermafcter-Generni were clrculated
The business transacted was principally
routine. Tomorrow the election of
officers will be held and tho time and
place of the next encampment deter
mined. The National "Woman's Relief corps
elected Mrs. Fannie Mlnot of Man
chester, N. H., president on the first
The Proceedings in Detail.
The accredited delegates to the G. A.
R. convention, numbering between 1300
and 1400. assembled in Symphony hall.'
Prayer by the chaplain-ln-chlef, Win
field Scott of Scottsdale. Ariz., opened
the proceedings, following which Commander-in-Chief
John Black delivered
his annual address.
Address of Gen. Black.
He referred to the question of Immi
gration and declared that the Grand
Army of the Republican owed It to
those who flocked to the shores of
America to let them know how high
should be the character and how ample
the preparation of those who seek the
privileges of blood-fought franchises,
and how complete should be the re
sponsibility of those in public places,
to the American requirements for citi
zenship and officialism.
Question of Pensions.
On the subject of pensions the Commander-in-Chief
urged that further
attempts be made to crystallize In sta
tute law the provisions of the executive
order promulgated by the Commis
sioner of Pensions in March of this
year, which calls for the pensioning of
veterans who have passed the age of
62, who shall be considered disabled
one-half ln ability to perform manual
labor, and shall be entitled to a pension
of from $G to ?12 a month. Ho pointed
out that the names of 47,373 new pen
sioners are placed on the roll during the
ear, while 49.150 were dropped from
various causes. The entire cost of
maintaining the pension system for the
year was $144,942,937. In the year pre
vious It was 5141.762.87S. The pension
roll decreased from 990,545 pensioners ln
1903 to 991,702 in 1901. The number of
Civil war widow pensioners made a
net gain of 5570, reaching 253.9C0.
Commander Black urged departments
to take necessary steps for the sub
organization" of posts and outposts in
order that scattered members might
come together for fraternal greetings.
Speaking of Memorial day he recom
mended that overtures to the societies
and all the people of the Republic to
help make Memorial day the "grand
American Sabbath of time."
letter iiom .uoosevexi:.
The following letter from President
Roosevelt to Commander - ln - Chief
Blackmar of the Massachusetts division
was then read:
White House, Washington. D. C. Aug.
1G 1S04. My Dear General Blackmar: I
have most carefully considered the invi
tation which 1 have received through'you
and your associates of tho committee to
attend this year tho encampment of the
Grand Army of tho Republic at Boston.
It is with tho mo3t genuine regret that I
find that It Is Impossible for me to ac-
une of the memories which I shall al
ways cherish 1b the occasion two years
aro when It was my good fortune to tlrlve
along tho line of the Grand Army of the
Republic and nftcrwards from' the stand
to greet it as It passed in review. It Is
no disreHpect to any other body of our
citizens to say that tho men who fought
for the Union in tho great Civil war have,
a claim upon all Americans such as no
other mm in tho country can have.
It is to you wo owe tho fact that wo
have a country at all, and overy Ameri
can today Is under a debt of personal
obligation to you and your comrades, who
ln their youth and early manhood, ln th
supremo hour of the Nation's need, rallied
to tho call of Abraham Lincoln, and uftor
George H Boar
Is Passing Away
Venerable Senator Suffers a Relnpso
and the End Is Believed to
WORCESTER, Mass., Aug. 17.
Senator George Frlsby Hoar Is dying.
ihs physician and his son, Gen. Rock-y.-ood
Hoar, said this morning that the
venerable Senator would not live more
than three days. Senator Hoar's illness
began several weeks ago with lumbago, '
and last night he suffered a relapse,
which, his relatives fear, makes his case
Extension to Ely Is
to ie He,
Vtfili Run From Eureka in the
Same Stats and Open
Railroad Activity Is Most Marked in
Nevada at Present and Latest
Project Is Important.
In the last few years the State, of Ne
vada has shown moro activity In rail
road building than many Western States
and tho end is yet to coino. Tho an
nouncement wan made a short time ago
that the Southern Pacific would build tho
link between Kcolor and Mojavo, tho
Tonopah lino has Just been completed, tho
road north of Reno Is pushing onward
and tho Salt Lake line Is rushing Its work
ln the lower end of the Stale.
Now comes tho statement that the Eu
reka &. Palisade Is to receive a splendid
support by having a lino built from Eu
reka to Ely. Whether It Is backed by
the Eureka & Palisade or the Southern
Pacific or is to bo an Independent road
is not given out, but it is a fact that tho
mutter has assumed such definite shape
that tho surveys have been completed and
tho money Is forthcoming. The syndi
cate In charge expects to lot tho contracts
at onco and work can be pushed nil
through the wlncr.
There Is a good -mineral region tributary
to the town of Ely and It has heretofore
been looked upon as a part of a Deep
Creek project, but as long as tho two
existing roads In Utah will prevent a line
being built to Deep Creek it may be Just
as well to have It como in from the "other
Just what relation this new project may
have on the Western Pacific, the Harrl
man lines, the Tonopah through line and
other plans of the future remains to be
seen, but if the road is built to Ely it
would seem reasonable to expect It to go
Fnro to Los Angeles.
Tho faro to Los Angeles, ono way, when
the now Salt Lake Route will be running
trains, will bo reduced to about $31.50, Tho
single fare from Salt Lake to Los An
geles at present Is 84-1. CO first class.
lour weurv years saw the triumph of tho
armies commanded by Ulysses S. Grant.
There have been other crises ln tho
country of tills Government, but not since
Its foundation has there been any other
In which I ho existence of the Government
Itself was at slake. Therefore, it fell to
the lot of you and of those who stood
with you from 1861 to 1S65 lo render tho
one service which was vital, not only to
the well-being, but to the very life of tho
Four years ago, wen your former
commander, my revered predecessor,
President McKlnley, being unable to at
tend your encampment, sent his greetings,
he used these words: "Your patriotic
spirit still Inspires the people. It led the
volunteer armies which enlisted ln the
Spanish war to valiant service In Cuba,
Porto Rico and the Philippines, nnd thoso
under your other comrade. Chaffee, who
have carried to our Legation and to our
citizens In China tho protection of tho
What President McKlnley wroto Is
true now. Under tho lead of your com
rades the Philippine Islands were won for
tho cause of civilization, of civil liberty
and of pence and Justice. At this time
it Is only under the American flag that the
people of tho Islands can preserve the
public order, tho individual freedom and
tho material well-being which have come
to them as tho direct consequenco of tho
deeds of vour brothers ln arms of a young
er generation. Tho work which has thus
boon dono will not be undone, for tho
Nation remains true to tho memory of
vour own sreat deeds.
As the representative of all our people,
I bid you Godspeed and send you this ex
pression of tho honor nnd esteem ln which
the Nation holds tho members of the
encampment nnd their comrades through
out tho country. Slifccrely yours.
Other Conventions Held.
Four conventions were called to order
today In the Tremont Temple building.
Most Important of these was the con
vention of the National Woman's Relief
corps. The other meetings were those
of the Ladles of the G. A. R,, the Na
tional Daughters of Veterans and. tho
Ladies' Aid society, auxiliary to the
Sons of Veterans. Still another con
vention opened today Avas that of the.
National Order of the Sons of Veter
ans at Boston University.
For the meeting of the veterans
Symphony hall .had 'been elaborately
trimmed with bunting and flags and
the Insignia of the organization had
been used along the gallery fronts for
Steam and Trolly Train Col
lide at Grade Crossing
Motor Car Torn to Splinters, First
Trailer Reduced to Kindling
CHICAGO, Aug. ' 17. Four persons
wore killed, another fatally hurt and
twenty-three slightly Injured in a col
llaion late this afternoon between an
express train on the Chicago, Great
Western rnllroad and a train of three
trolley cars bound for the Hawthorne
race track. The dead and Injured fol
MRS. FRANCES RAUTM.AN. .
WILLIAM; IRVING, died in hospital
after amputation of leg.
MRS. JEREMIAH SHUCKROW,
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN about 30
MICHAEL RYAN, motorman, skull
The injuries of the others consisted
of cuts, bruises and sprains".
Where Accidont Occurred.
The accident occurred at the crossing
of Forty-eighth avenue and the Chicago
Great Western tracks. The train was
coming into the city, and according to
some witnesses, was running at a high
rate of speed. Others and the train
crew say that they were not going over
twenty miles an hour.
Brakes Refused to Work.
The trolley train was made up
of a motor car and two trailers. It ap
proached the crossing at a rapid s?peed
just as tho train came around a sharp
curve. The car struck the train just
between the engine and the tender.
Motor Car Torn to Splinters.
The motor car was torn to splinters,
the cur Immediately behind turned over,
smashed nearly to pieces and dragged
along the track for 100 feet. The third
car was not dragged from the tracks
and but for the fact that the couplings
between It nnd the second trailer broke
the list of Injured probably would be
larger as all of the cars were filled
Remained at His Post.
Motorman Ryan remained at his post
and was fatally hurt. To those who
came to aid him while he lay on the
ground he said: "The brakes would not
work. That was what caused It. When
I saw that they would not work I re
versed the current. Now get aside and
be cmlet and I will be all right." Im
mediately after saying this Ryan be
came unconscious. At the hospital It
was found that his skull was fractured
and death a matter of hours only.
Aiding the Injured.
The scene of the accident Is in the
suburbs and it was some time before
ambulances and physlclaps could reach
the place, but the uninjured passengers
and one physician together with the
crew did all possible to aid the suffer
ing. Killed in First Car.
All of the persons killed occupied
seats in the front of the first car. Ono
woman, yet unidentified at the morgue,
had just taken a seat offered her by
William Tennis. She was rolled under
the motor car and horribly mangled.
Tennis, after giving up his seat, went
to the rear of the car and escaped with
Steam Railway Crew Arrested. ,
All the members of the Chicago Great
Western train crew and the conductors
of the trolley cars were placed under
arrest pending an Inquiry.
H H I HHf-H-m-H HUH
t On the Pacific Slope.
PORTLAND, Or.. Aug. 17 The Port
land and Asiatic Steamship company has
secured tho steamer Aztec to carry flour
from this city to Japan. General Man
ager Schwcrln today received word from
San Frunclsco that an arrangomcnt to
that effect had been inado.
SANTA ROSA, Cal.. Aug. 17. The hop
crop of Sonoma county this season will
bo tho largest of recent years. Prepara
tions are now beins made for tho harvest.
Picking will begin ln this valley between
September 1 and 10. It Is cstlmnted that
tho crop will be 'from one-third to ouc
half larger than last yoar.
. As to Russian Loan.
' PARIS, Aug. 17. The bait Informed
Parisian banks have no knowledge of the
alloged projected Russian loun of JoO.000,
Oto which the" London Standard's Moscow
correspondent on Tuesday said was to bo
Hoated ln France.
Tennis Tournament Postponed.
Tho Fort Douglas tennis tournament
'scheduled for next Suturday has been In
definitely postponed. Several of tho offi
cers' best players have been ordered to go
on tho Provo encampment, and Capt, Mor
row fools that ou of Justice to theso men
he should postpone the match. As this
vas the only tennis event scheduled for
tho coming week all will bo cqulct among
the racket wleldcrs until tho preliminaries
for tho State tennis tournament begin.
Wreck oe Saeti Fe;
Twelve People Burt
Entire Train of Sis Cars Ditched
Ono Mile East' of Scranton,
SCRANTON, aKn., Aug. 17. A special,
train from Cincinnati bound for Colorado
Beach, Cal , and running as tho second
section of No. 5 on tho Atchison, Topeka
& Santa Fo railway wa3 ditched ono
mile cast of Scranton this afternoon. One
person was fatally Injured fivo were hurt
seriously and six others sustained slight
MRS. ROBERT GRAY, Flora, I1L, rib
broken, Internal injuries, will die
EMMA BERRY, Ulysses, Kan hip and
sldo hurt, also Internal Injuries.
HARRY HARRIS, Kansas City, shoul
der hurt and fnco cut.
W. B. ROBINSON, Indianapolis, chin
and scalp cut, shoulder hurt.
R. H. SULLIVAN, Indianapolis, shoul
der and chest hurt.
MRS. R. B. BROWN, Westwood, O.,
lower limbs bruised nnd other injuries.
Entire Train Ditched.
Tho train consisted of cnclnc, baggage
car, ono day coach and four Pullman
sleopers. While the train was running at
a high rate of speed tho front trucks of
the tender jumped the tracks and becom
ing uncoupled from tho engine tho whole
train was ditched. Tho baggage car was
overturned and landed thirty-flvo feet off
the roadbed, tho day coach was turned
ovor and badly smashed and tho forward
Pullman was half upset. Tho threo fol
lowlnn Pullmans remained upright. All
the Injured wore In tho chair car. They
wore taken to Topeka.
NOTE FROai THE PORTE.
American Legation at Constantinople
Receives tho Document.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. 17. The
Porte has addressed a formal note to
the American Legation conllrming Its
undertaking to accord treatment to
American schools and kindred Institu
tions equal to that granted to the most
favored nations, "subject to the accom
plishment of the usual departmental
In spite of the seeming reservation, it
is not believed that the Porte will raise
further difficulties In executing the
agreement or run the risk of creating a
fresh crisis, which American diplomatic
circles declare would follow promptly
any failure loyally to carry out the ar
rangement. There Is some comment In diplomatic
and ofilclal circles regarding the alleged
incompleteness of the American settle
ment compared with the settlement ob
tained by France on the occasion of the
occupation of the island of Mltylene In
1S97I American circles, however, point
out that Minister Lelshmnn obtained
what he demanded, and Is now awaiting
the execution of the undertaking.
Shortens Wagon Haul From Price.
Special to The Tribune.
VERNAL, Aug. 17 Word has reached
Venial that tho quartermnstor sergeant's
office now located at Price, Utah, will be
discontinued, and that, that officer has
been ordered to remove to Cnmp Gulch,
tho terminal of tne Uintah railway, from
which point tho Government freight and
traffic will bo brought In to the post It
will be a shortening of the wagon haul
from Price by somo thirty miles.
The city is expending a considerable
sum In tho Improvement of tho sidewalks
and It Is tho purpose of the Council to put
down an additional mile of asphalt pave
ment during this month and September.
The County Commissioners will also Im
prove tho courthouse walks with the same
Bishop S. D. Col ton returned last week
from Idaho, where he hao been engaged
In developing mining property In which
he and other Vernalltes are interested.
E. W. Davis left this morning for points
In Wyoming and Idaho. His trip will tako
him as far north as St. Antony, whero ho
is Interested In a furniture store conduct
ed by H. W. Henderson, formerly of this
place. From that point Mr. Davis will
return to Utah and attend tho Judicial
and State conventions, to which ho has
been selected as a dolegate.
Dr. Charles Hlrth has loft for a month's
visit with his parents, who live In Qulncy.
111. While absent ho will attend tho In
ternational Dental Congress, which will
bi held ln St. Louis during tho oarly part
H. S. Reed, stationed at Fort Duchesne
as resident hydrographer of the Govern
ment, spent last week In Vernal attending
to official business. Through the efforts
oi Mr Reed and Senator Bennlon, tho
farmers of the valley havo strong hopes
of securing aid from tho Government for
the purpose of building a reservoir on a
slto which has been selected ln Ashley
Burial at Sunnyside.
Special to Tho Tribune.
SUNNYSIDE, Aug. 17. Lunla Carey,
the two-year-old child of Edmond Carey,
died of cholera Infantum Friday night
and was burled Saturday, tho services be
lnc held at Mr. Carey's home.
Work was begun brushing tho roof ln
Water Canvon mlno for tho purposo of
running tho motor through No 2 mine to
get the coal from there. Water Canyon
has Just oponcd olnce tho strike. They
will work about twenty men us soon as
thoy get tho motor running in the mlno
to get tho coal out
Tho Utah Fuel company paid somothlnpr
Hko JIS.000 out here Saturday to the GOO
men employed here, some drawing as
mdeh as $150 for the month of July.
B. F. Coffey Is looking after his Inter
Mechanical Superintendent F. E. Dnvla
son of tho Salt Lake Route Is expected
shortly on a business trip. After complet
ing his business he will tako his wife to
St. Louis for a short ploasurc trip.
Lnw rates to Portland and return oro
V. E. Amann, resldont manager of tho
-Galena Oil conipnny at San Francisco Is
Interviewing railroad men in this city.
To Better Inspection of H
bed Office. ,
Special Agents Placed in
Charge of Now Sub-
Utah. Is in Fifth.' District, and
Nicholas J. O'Brien of Wyo- ,
ming in Control.
Special to Tho Tribune.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 17. To H
render the inspection service of the
general land office more effective, the
acting Secretary of the Interior has di-
vlded the public land States Into nine
inspection districts, placing a special
agent ln charge of each. This special IH
agent will have supervision over all ll
other special agents assigned to his dls- ll
trlct, and will have charge of all in-
ing- in turn directly responsible to the
general land office. jH
These special agents In charge of dis
tricts arc selected from a list of sixty- 'jH
five land ofilce special agents because
of their proficiency and adaptability
for the ten.' ice, and are promoted from
$1200 to $1500 with per diem allowance
of ?3 for subsistence.
Tho experience of the past two years
has demonstrated that with all special
agents reporting- direct to the general
land office at Washington it has been
almost impossible to keep a check, on
those who go wrong.
Numerous discharges have lately IH
been made because special agents have
been found participating In fraudulent IH
operations, locating settlers on deslra- lH
ble lands, furnishing speculators with
valuable Inside Information, etc. It was
this looseness of the old service that
led Land Commissioner Richards to
work out the new system, which is ap
Special agents 'in charge of districts
will have headquarters at the local
land ofilces to be selected by them. ,
Each will have a civil service clerk at
$1000 per annum. JH
The Fifth district, which Includes
Colorado, Utah, Kansas and Oklahoma,
will be ln charge of Nicholas J.
O'Brien of Wyoming, while the
Seventh, which Includes Nebraska,
North and South Dakota and Wyoming,
will be ln charge of Peter R. Wads
worth of Indiana.
WORK ON CUT-OFF.'
Salt Lake Route Rebuilding Existing
Lines in Utah.
General Manager R. E. Wolls of the IH
Salt Lake Route has returned from Stock
ton where tho work of ballasting tho
lK?amlngton cut-off has commenced. Ono
of the big steam shovels has been brought
over from the California end of the sys.
tern and will be stationed at Stockton
dyke, where there Is an Inexhaustible
supplv of line gn-vel for ballasting. Tho ,
lino from Stockton to Lynn Junction will '
first be completed and then will follow the
rehabilitation of tho entire line south to
Cullente. Banks are to be widened and
all permanent structures rebuilt or re
paired. It Is tho intention to have the
existing lines ln splendid shape when tho
through line Is connected early In Janu-
AT MILE POST 100.
Salt Lake Track Being Laid There
Tho tracklaylng force of the Salt Lake IH
Route was yesterday engaged In laying
track to Mile Post 100 below Caliento. A
"shoo-lly" had been built around the
heavy rock cut so as to allow "tho track
layers' to push on without Interruption.
This leaves but a stretch of about 115 fM
miles to lay with steol to cennect through
to Los AukcIcs and San Pedro.
Former Salt Laker Returns. jH
Among tho railroad men welcomed to
the city on a visit Is George II. Nlckeron, iB
who Is stopping at 57G South Main street.
Mr. Xlckorson will be well remembered as tM
a member of the start of Manager C. F.
Rcsalquo when the latter was in charge ,
of the Mountain division at Salt Lake.
Later Mr. Nlckcrson was assistant en-
gineer at P?catello and attached to the
maintenance of way department for somo
time. Ho left hcre to ko to California
and for some time has been engnged ln
construction for tho Southern Pacific and
Santa Fo. !
Mr. Xlckerson has many friends ln this I
city and Pocatcllo. V JM
Inspecting the Short Line. IH
Vice-President Bancroft and Goneral fl
Superintendent Buckingham of tho Ore-
gon Short Lino nro on tho Idaho and I IB
Montana divisions on a tour of inspection (
to last several days. ll
Another Seashore Excursion. 1
Tho Oregon Short Lino Is oporatlng
today from all Idaho points an excursion
to tho seashore at tho mouth of tho Co- lll
lumbla nnd a largo crowd will take nil- IH
vantago of the low rates offered to nmko
thr trip. This is tho second excursion, il
and tl ( y are proving very popular.
Visitors Here From San Juan.
Traveling Passenger Agent H. M. Cush-
Ing of tho RIo Grande arrived yesterday il
v.Mth about 250 excursionists troin tho San iB
Juan country of Colorado. This is an ll
annual excursion and Lhe attendance la
Increasing each year. t ll