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Ii "WIJATHEE, TODAY Fair.
sjj. XLVn. ISto. 150 Salt Lake City, Utah, Tuesday Mokntntg, September 13, 1904. p?igbs..Fite Cents.
(reck on Soothers
I Persons Killed and
Jicore of Others
aZassenger Trains, Double-
vis, Crash Into Each Other
' 'iftr Laughton, Nevada.
I Mho Tribune
t ijNev., Sept. 12,-j-A head-on
t Jupon the Southern Pacific,
s ille beyond Laughton, a small
' ivc miles west of here, oc
; Jfew minutes before 12 o'clock
J The second section of west
Jassengcr train number five
?, Into the third section of east
i umber six, carrying a largo
j Returning Knights Templars,
pjof the Hugh Depayen com
v jNo. 20 of Melrose, Mass., and
.3 ommandery of New Bedford,
f"wo persons were killed and
'-i 3ICKS, fireman, Rocklln, Cal.
5w"N MAN, coal passer.
j Baker, Chicago, 111., dining--?
Sictor on No. 5, suffering from
t jn? of the brain and bodily
1 VAgcnt Alexander, Boston,
jwarge of Pullman cars, cut on
,ftly bruised and prostrated by
yEnmer, Waltham, Mass.,
jTOiiplar, bruised and injured
XVanderbllt, Chicago, Pullman
ifclne injured, possibly fatally.
er Hodson, Redding, Mass.,
scrannage, Melrose, Mass.,
r Isord, suffering from
lamberlaln, Redding, Mass.,
Keller, Columbus, Mo.
Bwavey, Merfield, Mo.
ng, Denver, Colo,
k. Hale, Fullerton, Cal.
Goodman, Destler, Neb.
L. Wnddell, Santa Ana, Cal.
tin Swan, Galesburg, 111.
Gold, Ogden, Utah,
lall, Fairvme, Cal.
organ, Rldgely, Pa,
Scalded to Death,
k Hicks was pinned 'between
r and cab, his body badly
ind scalded with steam. He
'after being extricated from
i. The coal passer boarded
at Reno, and was down In the
yvellng coal when the accident
He was killed Instantly,
ten Suffer From. Shock.
Q Knight Templcr train,
a say, no ladles were injured,
several are suffering from
i as possible wrecking trains
..from Reno and Truckee with
a and appliances,
aded at Verdi and Reno,
unded were carefully attended
ought to Reno and Verdi. All
;ed on the Knight Templar
;at Verdi In charge of Dr.
j that place and Drs. Shoe
d G. Waldo Brown of Truckee.
d, Thoma and Morrison went
here and assisted in caring for
a were injured on No. 5.
Hero "Wreck Occurred.
10 of the wreck is at a curve
die beyond Laughton's. This
;Concave and the view Is un
ci for a long distance save by
ta on a ranch. Where the two
ne together there Is ample evl
hc terrible Impact of the col
Jfines Reduced to Scrap.
Were two heavy engines on
n. The first engine on No. 6
Bass of crumpled Iron, half
jthe mud beside the road. It
ed from the track like a toy.
unhor Six Almost Still,
ftman who saw the collision
iftld near stated that Nd6 had
own and was hardly moving
Pck by No. 5. which had only
Rments before put on brakes.
they struck No. G seemed to
Prat engine aside and weld Its
I the second engine, when all
fees seemed to close together,
telcacoDe and be cast ono thin
Riot Call Summons
Police of Butte
Forco of Fifty, Headed by Mayor,
Clears Democratic Convention
Hall of Heinzeites.
BUTTE,' Mont., SepL 12. When the
executive committee of the Silver Bow
Democracy sought the auditorium to
day to open the county convention they
found the hall occupied by the Hclnze'
Democrats, who had taken possession
of the place at 8 o'clock this morning.
The Heinzeites refused to move and
as the regulars had hired the hall and
paid for It. they appealed to the Mayor.
Mayor Mulllns, with thirty policemen,
hurried to the auditorium and tried to
Induce the Heinzeites to leave. They
refused, whereupon the Mayor ordered
the riot .alarm sounded. For the first
time in ten years, since the railway
riots, the great bells in the city hall
pealed forth the call. Fifty policemen
from outlying districts responded and
with this force Mayor Mulllns returned
to the hall and cleared It by force. The
Helnzelte convention adjourned to the
county courthouse, where a convention
was held by them on the steps this afternoon.
MOUNTAIN MASS OF FLAME.
Forest Fires Hear Anaconda Destroy
ing Valuable Timbers.
ANACONDA, ' Mont., Sept. 12. A
large forest fire le raging In the moun
tains west of this city and a hoisting
works and shaft house, together with
a bunk and boarding-house, has been
destroyed. The big boarding-house of
the Webb quarry is threatened.
Qiose to the burning timber are some
valuable farms and much damage will
result should the llames spread to
them. The big flume' conveying water
to the Washoe copper smelters was
saved after a hard fight with the lire,
though another Hume belonging to the
company Is In danger. A number of
prospectors' cabins have been burned.
The timber in the vicinity of the Blue
Eyed Nellie mines Is dense and much
valuable timber Is being destroyed.
The whole mountain Is a mass of
flames and at night the sight is a spec
tacular one, the long lines of flaming
pines being visible for miles around.
Another forest fire on the mountains
east of Anaconda Is assuming alarm
ing dimensions. The fire Is spreading
tnwnni thp summits of the densely
wooded ranges north of the Blue Eyed
Nellie. The llames can be plainly seen
from the city. The smoke coming from
the fire is very heavy.
Dynamite has been used in an effort
to check the flames, but little good has
been accomplished. It is presumed
careless campers are responsible for
the blaze, which Is destroying many
thousands of dollars' worth of timber
and other property. The fire is more
than six miles from the city.
Losses in Idao Yang Battle.
OYSTER BAY, Sept. 12. President
Roosevelt today received 1 through the
State department a cablegram from
United States Minister Griscom at To
klo giving re Ised official figures of the
losses at the battle of Llao Yang. As
reported by Field Marshal Oyama, the
Japanese losses during the several days
of battle were 17.500, while the Russian
losses were 20,000.
way and one that, and then stop dead
Reduced to Kindling "Wood.
Of the two baggage cars the one on
No. C is half telescoped by the tender,
while, that of No. 5 lies a mas9 of
kindling wood down in the roadway.
Back of this was a chair car, in which
were five people, all of whom escaped
with bruises. This car lies botom up
wards, the sides crushed in and filled
with a tangled mass of Iron and debrla.x
How a human being could survive lh it
The third section of No. 5 was in
charge of Conductor La Forge of Sacra
mento, with Engineers Isord and Boyd.
It is alleged that there was a misun
derstanding of orders, and that this
train should have remained at Laugh
ton's until both sections of No. 6 passttd
It, but instead of that !t pulled out
after the first section only had passed
It. The railroad officials are very re
luctant about giving out any Informa
tion. Inquiry at the local headquarters of
the Oregon Short Line elicited the fact
that the wreck occurred Just three
miles beyond the Jurisdiction of the
Oregon Short Lino In their operation of
the Southern Pacific. Tho division ends
at Sparks, and the wreck occurred on
the Sacramento division at a point the
other yldo of Reno. It was near the
Sparks summer home, however, and at
the sldlug where the Governor loads his
cattle. In consequence the local roads
handled very few Templar trains yes
terday, although some began to pass
through late last evening.
OGDEN WOMAN IN WRECK,
Mrs. Matthew Gait Ono of Victims of
Disaster Near Laughton.
Special to The Tribune.
OGDEN. Utah. Sept. 12. A telogram
rccclvod here tonight announces that Mm.
Matthew Gait of this city was ono of tho
injured in the' Laughton wreck. Tho
messago does not stato tho naturo of hor
Injuries or how serious th.oy are.
No details of the wreck have been re
ceived at tills end of tho line. Tho only
word that has been received was a tele
gram to tho hospital authorities to bo
ready to receive a number of patients. It
is not thought that thoy will reach hero
before tomorrow afternoon
Ceo, Kuropatkln to k
Interest in St. Petersburg
Centers Areund These
Lieut.-Gen. Linevitch, It Is Said, Is to
Be Given Command in
The sanguinary side of the Russo
Japanese conflict Is not now in evi
dence, and with the practical suspen
sion of news from the front the Inter
est for the time being centers In the
rumors that Viceroy Alexleff has re
signed, as reported Sunday; that Gen.
Kuropatkln is to be replaced by Lieut. -Gen.
Linevitch, now in command of
the forces at Vladivostok, and other
statements which can not be traced to
authentic sources, but all of which, If
true, would have a most important
bearing on the situation.
One Russian correspondent points
out that when the Japanese withdraw
from the Russian front It Is usually
the precursor of their appearance on
the flanks, and he thinks the indica
tions point to a winter campaign.
Interest again turns to Port Arthur
nnd to the effect which the Russian
defeat at Llao Yang Is likely to have
on the garrison there, and the fear Is
expressed that the siege will soon end
in disaster for Russian arms.
TO FOECE A BATTLE.
Japanese Pushing Reinforcements to
Front in Every Possible Way.
LIAO YANG, SepL 12. Tho Japanese
are greatly disappointed at the failure
of their plans and operations to impose
a final "conflict upon" the Russians at
Llao Yang In the hope of breaking up
the present Russian army In Manchu
ria. They are now pushing reinforce
ments and supplies northward in every
possible way, using boats on the Liao
river and its tributaries, while all the
native roads leading into Liao Yang
are filled with native wheelbarrows
and other conveyances carrying grain
and ammunition Into the Chinese city,
where Field Marshal Marquis Oyama,
the Japanese commander-in-chief, has
established his headquarters.
There is every indication, therefore,
that the Japanese intend to force, If
possible, a decisive battle with tho Rus
sians, and It Is probable that this en
gagement will take place some distance
south of Mukden. j
In the past the Japanese have de
clared their belief that the Russians
were using dum-dum bullets, basing
their contention on the vicious wounds
made by the bullets when they struck,1
nnd thoy now consider that they have
proved their case by the fact that they
found dum-dum ammunition in the Held
at Liao Yang. This evidence Is not
considered conclusive, however.
JAPS MOVING RAPIDLY.
Reinforcements of Brown Men Arrive
From. Newch won g.
ST. PETERSBURG. Sept. 12 Tho Blr
zhevlya Viedmostl's correspondent at Tie
Pass telegraphs to his paper as follows:
"Tho Japanese, who had been accused of
moving forawrd slowly, aro now advanc
ing very rapidly. Little avails tho P.ub
slan Increase of troops, for the Japanese
are receiving reinforcements from New
chwang. Tho Initiative will remain in the
hands of the Japanese and their tactics
will always bo repeated.
Japanese Minister Again, at His Desk
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12. M. Taknhlro,
tho Japaneso Minister, returned tonight
from a brief visit to New York, and re
tired as soon as he roaclied tho legation. .
His courso horo regarding the Russian
ship at San Francisco will depend alto
gether on tho State department's action,
but it can bo stated that the Mlnistor has
ovory confldcnco that thl Government
will act promptly and In strict accord
ance with International law.
Secretary Hay Silent.
NEWBURY, N. H., Sept. li Secretary
Hay received no official advices today
concerning tho Russian crulsor Lena's
presenco in San Francisco harbor, and on
tho ground of not being conversant with
tho full details of tho matter ho declined
to comment on tho subject.
His Character Not Impeached.
WASHINGTON. Sept 12. D. P. Lelb
hardt, tho superintendent of the Dead Lot
tor office, who committed oulcldo at his
office last night, was under invoatlgatlon
oomo months nno. tho result of which
failed to Impeach his character, showing
nothing that reflected on his Integrity.
Hill Quest of Parker,
ESOPUS. Sot. 12. David B. Hill wan a
guest at RoBomount today. Ho stayea to
luncheon and remained in conference with
JuiIkh Parker during tho afternoon.
Judgo Parker would not express any
opinion on President Roosevelt's letter of
Sent Bullet Through Brain.
TACOMA. Wash., Sept. 12. R. F. Ben
nett, a sawyer, Dhot himself in tho head
today and died a few hours later. Dis
couraged with Inability to secure work,
and with a wife and two daughters to
support, It la thought tho man's mind
gnvo way to despondency and led him to
i the fatal deotf - - -
Savage Attack oa
Eight Persons Injured, Four of Them
So Seriously Thoy Were Taken
CHICAGO, Sept. 12. Two savngo at
tacks were mado upon non-union workers
at tho stock yards tonight, and In tho
fights that followed eight people wore in
jured, four of them so soveroly that It
was necessary to tako them to hospitals.
Women Pulled From Car.
The first disturbance occurred nt tho
intersection of Halstcad and Root strcots.
Two young women, Annie Cook and Mat
tio Jasper, wcro on an eastbound Root
stroot car, and when it( reached Halstcad
streot sovoral men and boys, with tho
aid of two or tliroo women, boarded tho
car and dragged tho young women to tho
streot. Both were badly beaten beforo the
police arrived. Thoy woro taken to tho
hospital. Mattle Jasper was struck with
a brick, and hor faco and forehead badly
Stonos at Car.
Tho mob remained at a short dlatanco
from tho cur track and continued to
throw stones. A westbound car, which
happened to pass during tho troublo was
struck by sovoral of tho missiles, and two
of tho passengers, Fremont Sloan and An
nie Crodone, wcro injured. v
Knocked FTom Wagon.
Anton Ahutra, a driver for a brewery',
tried to drive through tho crowd, and
was hit in tho back of tho head with a
brick and knocked from his wagon. His
scalp was badly cut. but othorwlse his
injuries wore not severe
Policeman Struck With Stone.
A call for holp had been sent in by ono
of tho officers and Llout. Prim and six
policemen soon arrived and at onco
charged tho crowd, which ecatterod. Po
liceman Chris Lyons was knocked down
by a stono, but was not badly hurt.
Negro Inhumanly Treated.
A second riot took placo in Root stroot
near Princeton avenue, whoro soven col
ored men employed in tho stock yards
were attacked by a largo crowd of sym
pathizers with tho stock yards strikers.
John Sims, ono of the colorod mon. was
knocked down and kicked nearly to death.
Ills knoo cap was broken, his Jaw was
broken and he was badly Injurod about
other portions of his head, and soveroly
hurt In the chest. Tho pollco finally dls-
pursed tho mobu and several arrests wero
WILL RESIST TO BEATH.
Fifty Men Guarding Two Friends to
Save Them From Arrest.
CORDELE, Ga.. Sept. 12. A party of
about fifty friends aro standing guard
with ln.-uled Winchesters around a houso
in Baxter. Bakor county, Flo., in which
aro Charles Altman and Hillary Altman,
two men who aro accused of killing a
negro and a whlto man on an excursion
tialn near that place last night.
These friends of tho Altmans say that
tho Shoriff or military will bo resisted to
tho death if an effort is made to arrest
Tho two men killed were Jackson Dun
can, a young whlto man. and Jim Riley,
a negro. The latter was killed by a stray
William Duncan, tho father of tho whlto
man who was killed, was shot from am
bush four times today.
MISTAKEN FOR A DEER.
Montana Man Sends Bullot Through
His Friend's Head.
NEIHART, Mont., Sept. 12. Mistak
en for a deer, Charles Wlttala was in
stantly killed yesterday by' MatL
Sands. The two men were members of
a camping party, and Wlttala, think
ing to bag an animal in the early
morning, was leaving camp when
Sands, aroused by his friend's move
ment, and thinking him to be a deer
In the uncertain light, blazed away
with a rifle, sending a bullet clear
through Wittala's head.
MINE WORKERS CONFER,
Fifteenth District in Convention in
PUEBLO, Colo., Sopt. 12. The regular
annual convention of tho fifteenth dlstrlot
United Mlnc-Workors of America opened
hero today with 1&0 dolcgates In attend
ance. The sessions aro being held behind
closed doors. Tho fifteenth district com
prises Utah. New Mexico, Wyoming and
Colorado. Organization wna effected at
the sosslons held today and tho regular
commllteca appointed. Tho question of
continuing tho strlko will bo put to voto
during the convention.
Rush of Traffic to Yukon.
VICTORIA, B. C, Sept. 12. News
has been received In this city that a
great rush of trafllc into the Yukon is
taking place. In August tho tonnage
of the White Pass railway exceeded
last year's by 75 to SO per cent and
steamers from southern ports arc still
loading to their full capacity.
Town Wiped Out by Flood. "
EL PASO, Tex., SepL 12. Further par
ticulars received today from Presidio Del
Norto stato that tho flood of tho Rio
Grando Saturday and Sunday com
plotolv wiped away the town, with tho
exception of ono house, and that Is ox
pected to go momentarily. Water Is four
feet deop in tho town.
What is Contraband of War?
ST. PETERSBURG, SepL 12. Tho com
mission which has bean considering tho
contraband question lias roached a de
cision. While unable to ascertain its exact
terms, tho correspondent of tho Associated
Press learns that It Is favorable. In tho
main, to contentions of tho United States
and Great Llrltaln.
Kuroki's Communication Cut.
LONDON, Sept. 12 The Dally Mail's
correspondent with the Japanese re
ports from Tien Tsln the report that
Gen, Linevitch, with 50,000 men, invaded
northeastern Korea and cut Gen. Kuro
ki's communicatlono with Feng Wong
iflO PROSPECT '
Uncle Sam Too Busy
No Prospect That France
Will Offer Its Goed
Germany, Not Having Same Interest
as United States and France,
Will Hold Aloof.
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 12. Re
ports of Impending Intervention by the
powers to end the war are considered
today by the Novoe Vremya, which
saya there is no prospect of such action
by France, which country would sin
cerely like to see peace. The paper says
It would rather that Germany should
undertake the task of separating the
combatants, while Germany has not tho
same material Interests to be affected
as France and the United States.
America Too Busy.
On the other hand, the Novoe Vremya
continues, America Is entirely too
busy with the National election to
undertake such a daring task, so that
Russia may as well look forward to the
conclusion of the war without prospect
that any world power will even attempt
Large Camps of Japs.
A dispatch has beeen received from
Lieut.-Gen. Sakharoff, under yester
day's date, reporting that no largo
Japanese forces has been seen north of
the Ten Tai railroad, but that south of
there there are many large camps of
Japanese. The Yen Tal railroad re
ferred to by Gen. Sakharoff Is prob
ably the branch road connecting the
Yen Tal coal mines with Yen Tal on the
main line between Llao Yang and Muk
den, Word From Port Arthur.
Tn nnhllRhlntr r.lftit -fTn. Stnpqcol,4 !
telegTam reply to that of the Emperor,
sent recently, reducing the Port Arthur
garrison's term of military service, tho
Official Messenger says the news was
received by the besieged men with
cheers and tears of gratitude. There is
no Intimation given as to the method
whereby the reply was sent from Port
Arthur, but it Is dated September G,
indicating that something more than a
week Is necessary to communicate be
tween SL Petersburg and the be
SILENT AT THE FRONT.
No Fresh Light Thrown Upon the
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 12. No
fresh light has been thrown on
the situation at the fronL Unofllcial
information tends to confirm the re
ports that Gen. Kuropatkln is with
drawing the bulk of his army north
ward from Mukden. The rain contin
ues at the fronL The three armies of
Field Marshal Oyama are reported to
have united north of the Tlatse river,
but there is nothing yet to indicate that
they are sufficiently recuperated to re
.surne the advance. The best unofficial
opinion is that Kuropatkln does not
contemplate making a serious stand at
Where Kuropatkln Lost.
A Russian correspondent says Kuro
patkln's strategy was upset by the
failure of Maj.-Gen. Orloff to hold Gen.
Kuroki's extreme rlghL According to
this correspondent Kuropatkln's plan
was to catch Kurokl after he had
crossed the Taltse river by a quick and
clever movement Orloff's mission was
to attack desperately September 2 the
front of Kuroki's army, which had
marched northwest; to hold him and If
possible to drive him back toward Ku
ropatkln, while the latter, severing Ku
roki's communication, struck with all
hlB might at his flank and rear. But
Orloff was unequal to the task assigned
to him. His division had Just arrived
from Russia, and Its fighting efficiency
was not known.
Gen. Orloff Wounded.
When he struck Kurokl, Orloff was
woupded early in the fight and was
compelled to hand over his command.
To mako the matter worse the horse of
his chief of staff bolted. The division
could not resist the onslaught of Jap
anese troops, and gave way and re
treated. In the meanwhile Kuropatkln was
just launching his attack, but when he
found the Japanese were turning his
left he was compelled to abandon tho
offensive, withdraw and order a re
treat. As it turned out, however, Gen.
Stakelberg had come to Orloff's rescue,
and checked tho Japanese flanking
movement Just before they reached
Yen Tal. Had Kuropatkln held on a
little longer tho fate of the day might
have been dlfferont, as this was the
critical moment for Kuroki's army re
ferred to In the dispatches from the
Japanese Soldiers Fought on Entiro
Da3' Without Water.
TOKIO, SopL 12. Dotalts of tho lighting
by tho troops undor command of Gon.
Kurokl, frpm August 28 to Soptomber 5,
woro recolyed hore this morning, and tho
stories of desperate and continuous en
gagements 3how tho fighting to havo boon
the supremo tent of endurance.
On September 2 and 3 the Japanese sol
diers woro without anytbinsr to drink for
twonty-four hours, and durjnir that tlnio
thoy, had no f,ood au.vo dried rlco, ,
Visits Modena s
Was Record-Breaker for liat Local
ity Rained at Rate of Four
Inches an Hour.
Special to The Tribune
MODENA, Utah, Sept. 12. Tho heaviest
rainfall ever experienced in this vicinity
occurred between 3;C0 and -1:30 this after
noon. Ono inch and sevonty-olght-hua-dredtha
fell during that tlmo and an Inch
and a half fell in forty-jive minutes at
ono tlmo during the storm. It was raining
at the rato of four Inches an hour. This
lo a record-breaker for this location. The
storm seems to havo been confined to
this vicinity, as ther was no rain either
at Lund, about thirty miles east, or at
.Acoma, twenty-five mlleo west.
, It Is reported horo that three culverts
aro washed out two miles west of Modona
and thero Is another one east of here, and
It will require two carloads of tics to rc
pnlr the damage. Tho northbound pas
senger will bo delayed a number of hours.
Tho weather bureau observatory at ono
tlnio was In considerable danger of being
washed away, as thero was about thrco
feet of water rushing against it with ter
rific force. About half of tho fence en
closing this property was washed away
and tho obgervor had to wado through
two feet of wator to tako tho ovenlng observations.
INDIAN SCHOOL OPENED.
Old Fort Hall and Other Military
Special to Tho Tribune.
ROSS FORK. Ida., Sept. 12. The clang
of tho half-ton bell on the now Fort Hall
training school announced Its opening (or
tho year 1SQ4, and the disbanding of tho
old Fort Hall boarding school at s o'clock
this morning. Tho new plant Is not near
ly completed, but sufficient of it has been
put In condition by Contractor Owon to
accommodate 150 Indian chlldron gathered
In by Indian Agent Caldwell. This num
ber will bo augmented by nnothcr hun
dred within two weeks.
Old Fort Hall, which has been used for
nn Indian boarding school sinco its aban
donment art a military post, will bo a
thing of the past, so far as Government
ownership Is concerned, Rfter today. Ono
op two of the best buildings will bo torn
down and re-erected at tho agency, but
the greater number will bo Issued to tho
Indians, and will bo moved Intact to their
various farms on different parts of tho
If somo of tho ofccrs who wero sta
tioned at old Fort Hall in the Go's wero
to return to tho reservation now thoy
would find tho men thoy wcro sent here
to fight living in their houses and bringing
up their families as peacefully, oven if not
as cleanly, as they had their own.
MASKED MEN ROB SALOON.
Five Bandits Loot a Drinking Palace
BUTTE. Mont.. Sept. 12. Five
masked men hold up and robbed the
saloon of George Cooper at 1101 East
Talbot avenue early this morning and
secured $114 in cash. Bartender S. J.
Cummlngs was hit over the head with
a gun and suffered a severe scalp
wound. Three of the men entered the
saloon, while two others stood guard
at the outside doors. Those who en
tered carried two guns each: Five men
playing cardB in the saloon were com
pelled to throw up their hands and
face the wall. The robbers brought a
Jimmy with them nnd worked for about
ten minutes trying to force the safe
open, but gave up In dlsgusL There
was over $1000 in the safe. The bandits
refused to take watches from the victims.
M0RM9NS IN MEXICO.
Arrangements Made to Plant Several
Colonies From Utah
Special to Tho Tribune.
CITY OF MEXICO, Sopt. 12. Dr. John
H. Reider of tho Mexican 'Bureau of Colo
nization announces that arrangements
havo been completed with tho Mormon
authorities of Utah for tho location of
several additional colonies in Mexico. It
is probublo that several hundred Mor
mon families will bo located In the Stato
Some time ago W. W. Cluff and H. R.
Kllno of Salt Lake City Inspected a timber
tract of 45.000 acres in that State, and it is
understood that this tract will bo taken
ovor for colonUation purposes.
Indians "Use Electric Light.
Special to Tho Tribune.
ROSS FORK, Ida., SepL 12. Tho Amer
ican Falls Power, Light & Water com
pany's reducing plant has been completed
nnd tho wiring of houses for olectrlc
lights goes on as rapidly as possible. Tho
curront has been turned Into such as havo
bcon completed and tho tourist of last
Saturday ration day enjoyed tho novelty
of seoing ok cabins equipped with cloctrlo
lights, and In ono Instance the Indian oc
cupant of ono, ironing her husband'3 shirt
by an electric sad iron. Tho Government
has equipped all offices and employees
houses with oloctrio lights.
Origin of Aztec Race.
Special to Tho Tribuno.
CITY OF MEXICO, Sopt. 12. Father
Hunt Cortes, a Cathollo priest of this city
and tho greatest living authority on Az
too history, is proparlng data for a book
on tho origin of tho Aztec race- Ho de
clares that tho raco undoubtedly orig
inated In tnat portion of tho North Amer
ican continent now comprised within tho
boundaries of tho States of Utah and
Colorado, and says that a powerful em
pire was maintained by tho Aztecs thoro
many centuries ago.
" ""Earl to Visit Salt Lake. """"
Special to Tho Tribuno.
BOSTON, Mn3S., Sept. 12. The Earl
of Dartmouth, now cn route to Van
couver, will return to Boston via the
Denver Sc. Rio Grande railroad, tour
ing principal places en route, Denver,
Leadvllle, Pueblo, Salt Lake, Colorado
Condition of the Treasury.
WASHINGTON, Sept- 12. Today's
statement of tho treasury balance In tho
general fund, exclusive of the JlCO.OOO.OOO
cold rcsorvo In tho division of re
demption shows: Availablo cash, 1C1.
,S02,7i3; gold, Jt2C6267i
NEUTRALITY LAW I
Rossiaa ?arsbIp Comes I
Commanding Officer Says
Vessel Is in Need sf
JEntry Into San Francisco Harbor
' Unexpected, and a Disagree- ftl
abio Event. il
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12. The Navy
department today received a dispatch J
from Rear-Admiral Goodrich at Mare "s
Island stating that the Russian trans-
port Lena had arrived and that her j
commanding officer claimed that his '
ship's engines and boilers were In need ;
of repairs. Secretary Morton tele- &H
graphed Rear-Admiral Goodrich, com- ?H
rr.ander-ln-chlcf of the Pacific station. il
directing him to detain the Pacific ;
squadron at San Francisco and to in- ;
quire of the commander of the Lena '1
what his Intentions are. ,
Caused Great Stir. j
Goodrich's report caused a great
stir in official circles here. The entry of '
the ship was entirely unexpected and ! flH
was a disagreeable event, for It had
been hoped by the officials that Amer- tfl
ica would escape being drawn into the ;
necessity of making close decisions re- ;
gardlng the rights of belligerent coun- fH
tries in our ports,
Secretary Morton promptly sought
the advice of the State department, :sH
sending Capt. Plllsburg, acting chief of jl
the navigation bureau, over to sec Act-
Ing Secretary Adee. The latter In turn il
called on Benjamin Field, the depart- fl
ment's solicitor, and a conference re- jl
suited betwen the three men lasting ftl
half an hour. Then the statement was Il
made that, after all, this Avas not a
matter which at this stage concerned ill
the State department, but rather it Is
within the Jurisdiction of the Treasury '
The presence of the Russian trans-
port, so-called, in San Francisco Wl
harbor, Involves the application of
tho United States neutrality laws, and if'l
It was said at the State department i'II
that It was the duy, under he Presl- 'll
dent's proclamation of neutrality, for -
the Treasury officials there the Col-
lector of Customs and Surveyor of the J
Port and United States District Attor
ney In San Francisco to" take any action
necessary In this matter. In other
words, the case Is purely Internal as It
stands, though It may become external
at any moment, and thus require action
by the State department In the event il
that another nation, Japan for instance, il
officially calls attention to the Lena's
presence In San Francisco harbor.
No Difference Recognized. llH
It is said at tho State department that 111
in' international law there Is no differ- lH
ence recognized between transport and 'fll
a battleship, though there seemed to be tH
an Intimation conveyed in the San vH
Francisco dispatches that the captain
of the Russian ship thought otherwise, :H
and was disposed to claim exemption
from the rules of war applying to naval
That being the case, It is probable H
that the Government here will follow tH
closely the course pursued by Germans', 'iH
France and China in cases where Rus- iH
slan naval vessels sought shelter In aH
thlr harbors. The first thing to be dH
done Is to find out the oxact condition WH
of the Lena and whether or not there ?H
actualy exists need for repairs.
What May Happen.
If it should appear that the vessel Is iH
really seaworthy she must go to sea at jH
once or at least within twenty-four jH
hours of notice to our officials, of her ar- 'jH
rival in port. She may take on a supply
of coal, but only sufficient to mov6 her VjH
to the nearest home port and It will be ftH
part of the understanding upon which fH
this coal Is furnished that It is to be lH
used for no other purpose; American il
ports must not be made the basis of il
hostile operations against either of the 'll
Vladivostok and Port Arthur are the jH
nearest Russian ports to San Francisco.
but It is possible that our Government :jH
would recognize the fact that they are iH
absolutely olosed by blockade to the lH
Lena and thus sanction the departure SH
of a ship for Russia southward by way flH
of the west coast of South America, jl
Cape Horn and tho Atlantic ocean.
Cannot Prey on Commerco. 'Jl
In the event that repairs are found to
,be actually necessary the time allowed ll
for them will be fixed by our Govern- SH
ment experts, and when they are com- Xl
plete though It Is understood that they tjl
must -not proceed beyond a point Just ,
sufficient to make the vessel seaworthy. j
she will bo allowed to depart for Russia 1
if she takes coal at San Francisco, or
whence she pleases If she goes out un-
der her own coal supply. Il
It Is believed at the Navy department jJH
that the conditions will not be allowed jH
to shape themselves so that the Lena lH
can go out of San Francisco harbor to lH
prey on American commerce, even lH
though this 1p carried In Japanese bot- fH
tomo. In fact the impression prevails jH
that the Lena will be tied up at San JH
Francisco until the end of the war. the lH
crew remaining aboard if the Japanese ijH
Government does not object. H
REMAINED OVER LIMIT.
Lena Has Been in Port Over Time Al- IH
lowed by Law.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 12. No ropro
(tentative of tho United States Oovorn
ment has as yot boarded the Russian con
vorted crulsor Lena for tho purpose o dH
Substantiating tho claims of Cap,U A, T IH