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UlJyLTLXX. To. 29. " ' Salt Lake Citt, Utah, Saturday MoitNisrG, NovEarBEit 12, 1904. 12 PflGg3.rivE cents. '! u
Plurality for Roosevel!
3 Is Growing.
!j liWill Have Twenty-Nine
!!$. , Thousand in the
151 IS 'faUng for Governor Runs Away
LU tp! !' Jlhlnd President, "but Has a
Sjf I Big Plurality.
u 35" !
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f Sff 'fcKW to 1116 Tribun0
,.. joiSE, Ida., Nov. 11. Returns from
ri election have como In moro slow
57 li y ton " an' provlouo time In tho hls
Jl hlLx cl tho Stato. Thoso engaged In
c Ciii'jLtttrlas figures complained that things
-3 ""ySrat Tdth such a sweep that judges and
"J 'JlV .tirli thought thero was no further ln
? p 'rtit In It and sealed up returns without
t Si cres or Elv,nS anyone else op
jil Ijeroilty to do so.
fj'l J jo fir 54.0&3 votes on Republican and
3 Js?i 'Uzocratlc candidates for President have
S V beard from and C3.1S1 on Governor.
7 i 8 ti presidential voto, Roosevelt has
'"!di VStsi Parkor 15.317. Roosevelt's ma-
5r hhr h 3,iT5 and his percontago of vote
' 5, ii wcty-two, Gooding has 3-1,744 votes
ni Heltfeld 1S.C7. Gooding's majority Is
5 !S1, 'JUS end his percentage slxty-throo.
Ii irJ 'Tie vote this year has fallen far be
7 "lij ii the rcistratlon. Tho latter was
V'tfi litat ,0. Two years ago, Republl
' 1 az led Democratic voto on Governor
'3 -pj jru57lS5. So nearly as can be estimated
. u an Increase of twelve per cent
3 'ill .'n Democratic and Republican preslden
.5 flj 'til votes. This would Indlcato a total
7 ff: JtH8 for Roosevelt and Parkor In tho
i iilt toe. If Roosevelt's percentage of sov
I Ji E.T-tro b carried through ho will havo
: ir i kid over Parker of 23.600. while Good
H 5 it's lead over Heltfcld would he 19.000.
V'.-ll i K3crat8 elect four members of the
5 Ji Lttfilaturi, a Senator from Custer, Sen
i.Jil ills. and Representative from Elmore.
; $k Hi ResrtHntatlve in Lemhi. An estl
t at of pluralities by counties appear to
, Roosevelt. Gootllng. Hcltfeld.
',V ii M50 1997
J 2ik 2CO0
? 1J,. MorLake ... 72-1 ' 1210
; lrf. tlitbra 'S$Q 200CT 1
5 K; . 22S 150
5i 5JJWl -n0 129)
"J 5 Oali CO 650
3 r1 1 .... 127
) M fr?Mt ' 2700 -"-'00
) Jv' H00 100
( Xftl JNtcUi .. .. 4Xi 1500
;..JJ i'OD looo
i3s jS - . iw m
- W 't t09 305
: a .iaK3 . ... aoo 2
- 00 . 150
. :"Uagton ... . jo 3
' ufg i TfW . .HiT7 , 1S.7-U "W3
i1 itt plurality, 1S.201.
Hjj - HAY WILL REMAIN.
S ' T Gulde Stnte 3DePai"tment Tour
1 .3 yai-N'GTOX. Nov. ll.-Prealdent
W iv1 made the rt,inouncoment today
hll . Hay would continue as Sccrc-
V U , SUte durIn th0 'our years bc-
I ;Svch iM1 "Y" may Htato
m Ihr iii'r.n'!re hlB wordB. -that Mr.
' to hIHU0 ? Secretary of State
ST Pr,JuUrt.h oC Mai-ch, 1S09."
' i?5 Kciabtaet changes but Indl
1 if jS hero was nothxntf to bo Hald
lfem'Ze!nenL rwdlnB Secretary
i55 WineS? Mr ,Tiah,.B ofrico ,lte ,n the
t3Zr May's micceselon to tho
-3 iWK'.11010110 fixt;s th most
I' TESTIMONY UNDER FEAR.
0ivfc3 Evidence Which. Convicts
! father of Murder.
W&uf?' Isovcmci- H.-ApparenUy
Sr M3rd tc3tlnony from a boy
reairuv, Wn falhcr of niurder had
!WRl(fUel today In tho dls
Th9 bavUl.fd "rdorer. John WIN
3cs of th'n ukon from the ln
Slven in110! "PUdlatcd the tea
tKialnv,1 ,fltated that his
Sitrtt, offl1 Ms fathur woro made
hrt eitfmonrvC2. Th0 revcrsal of tho
SiUon ot Z3 d" 'argcly to the
ChIPnLetcr Van Vllssfngen, a
rfie0 kW1" o father
S111? took to hiFC" van Yllsslngcn per
fcUj a learned the truth from the
""SBAND'S GHASTLY FIND,
ja HetunTome Discovers
dWm 7 f 1Iurled Wife.
7WiJs Brown lt r" Nov-
i-lt Mollai" .fUnd "Adored loat
rtnrnM T y ,,ur huband who had
f ml&. Mati5r n.ence of
f WiK11 rwl of hfe ?row,n body was
I ' (urnltiirft i10011 an(1 "lood stains
pK3 belief that
ha8 bean traco of tho
f aK1 been bra..Su.n.d a.nd " motlvo
S?,el theY"?;''! to the light. Hats-
e)' a rrlbl mau"
6 WSn??101' Has turned.
Shot fa, Cast Vole,
Feud in Montana Ends in Tragedy
at the Polls on Tuesday
. KAL.ISPEL.il, Mont, Nov. 11. Word
has reached hero that James McCabo
was shot and instantly killed by Ed.
Truenian at Sedan on election day as
the culmination of trouble of lonp
standing between tho two men. The
dispute between the two men began
with the jumping of some land belong
ing to Truenian by McCabe. Trucman's
son and nephew had a cutting scrape
with McCabe over this business-. Mc
Cabe went to the hospital and the bovs
to the county jail. Since then the feel
ing between the two factions has" almost
equalled a Kentucky feud. Hay stacks
have been burned and fences cut. Ed.
Truenian Is one of the oldest settlers of
the Flathead. He was one of the first
owners of the land upon which Kallspell
is buML McCabe, It Is alleged, attacked
Truoman with an ax and the latter Bhot
him dead in his tracks. Trueman then
cast his vote and surrendered.
BUCKET SHOP FAILS.
Boston Company, After Losing- a Mil
lion, Closes Doors.
BOSTON, Nov. 1L Tho pronounced rise
In the stock market was responsible today
for the suspension of the Federal slock
nnd grain company of this city, one of the
largest concerns of the kind In tho coun
try. Tho company had four offices In
Boston and fifty or moro in other cities,
Treasurer D. E. Murray states that tho
concern has lost $1,000,000 In tho last six
months, nnd adds that tho claims against
It do not exceed 3150.000.
While most of the branch offices arc
in New England, the concern had agen
cies in Montreal, Denver and several
other cities. Several branches wero
closed shortly after tho announcement of
the suspension, and In several places at
tachments havo been filed against funds
standing in the banks to the credit of tho
concern. The company Is said to havo
cleared 52.000,000 last year. Of late, how
ever, steady losses havo been sustained,
the offlcluls assert. Treasurer Murray
"Thero have been no misrepresentations
by the officers of this concern. Every
customer has fully understood that It Is
what is commonly known as a bucket
shop. It Is a New York corporation and
was started In 1903 J, C. Burger of Den
ver Is president. It has about fifty pri
vate wire connections, the greater part
of them being In New England. It was
capitalized for $200,000 and during the last
six months we havo lost about $1,000,000.
I am about tho only Boston man In tho
"The claims against the company will
not amount to more thnn $100,000. if as
signment Is made, and I am going to
try to prevent that by securing some
money with which to curry on tho busi
ness. The rlalmB arc small, being dlvi
dended among D000 customers all over the
ITS CHARTER REVOKED.
Chicago Federation, of Labor Expelled
From American Federation.
CHICAGO, Nov. 11. Formal notice
that the charter of the Chicago Federa
tion of Labor had been revoked and
that the organization was expelled from
the American Federation of Labor was
given today to Secretary E. N. Nuckels
by Gompers of the American Federa
tion of Labor and was dated at Den
ver, where the members of the execu
tive council of the American Federa
tion made a slop on their way to San
Francleco. The telegrams received by
Secretary Nuckels read:
"Your central body failed to comply
with executive council's directions as
decided by Boston convention, and con
tained in my letter of September 28.
Time limit, November 1, having ex
pired, your charier stands rayoked.
Executive council has further decided
charter will be restored upon compli
ance of your central body with de
cision." To comply with the instructions of the
executive council the Chicago Federa
tion will be compelled to expel from
membership the local unlona of steam
fitters and Franklin Union No. 4 of
pressteeders. The pressmen claim juris
diction over the pressfeeders and the
plumbers of the steamlltters. It was at
the Instance of these two organizations
that the Chicago Federation of Labor
was expelled from membership In tho
Officers of the local federation said
this afternoon that they had no inten
tion of expelling ellher of the two
WATCHING THE CANAL,
Rumors of Attempt to Wreck Russian
Ships In Suez Waterway.
SUEZ, Egypt, Nov. 11. Confirming tho
previous announcement from Port Said
shortly after tho arrival of the Russian
Consul there it Is said 'today that owing
to prevalent rumors that attempts muy
bo mudo to wreck vessels of tho Russian
Second Pacific squadron whllo passing
through the canal, the chief of pollco In
taking stringent precautions against
blooking and a strict surveillance on both
sides of tho oanal will be exorcised during
tho transit of'tho Russian squadron.
Warrants for Election Officers.
DENVER, Nov. 11 Warrants wore Is
sued by tho Supremo court today for the
arrest of twelvo election officers and
Democratic workers In this city, who aro
charged with having rofused to allow
watchers appointed by tho court to ox
amlu9 registration llr.ts One of tho ac
cused men Is Leonard Honors, a candi
date for Senator cn tho Democratic
Colorado Congressmen Republican.
DENVER. Nov 11. Tho Democrats
now concede the olection of thrco Re
publican ConsfcHsmon In Colorado. Ro
lsed returns glvo Franklin E. Brooks a
majority of 297C over John F. Shafroth.
Democrat, for CoiigrcsBman-nl-large. and
ubow 27S5 plurality for Bonyngo In tho
First district and C02C plurality for Hogg
In tho Second district.
Tragedy Occurs at
Fish Springs. '
Slayer Surrenders and With
Officer Brings Body Vic
tim to Eureka.
Killing Occurred on Wednesday, Al
leged to Have Been Done
Spocial to Tho Tribune.
EUREKA, Utah. Nov. 11. Shortly after
noon today P. J. Reed of Fish Springs
drove into Euroka with a Ucht vehicle
in which was a rough wooden box con
taining tho remains of A. Whito, who had
been shot at that place last Wednesday.
In tho seat bcsldo Mr, Reed sat E. R,
Weed, the slayer of tho dead man. Tho
body of White was turned over to
Undertaker "Wallaco, and tho man
who will havo to face a chargo of murdor
was locked up In tho county Jail at this
Acts as Peaco 'Officer.
Mr. Reed, who brought tho doad man
and the prisoner to Eureka, Is not, a reg
ular officer of the law, but for years ho
has acted as such. On several different
elections ho has been elected as Con
stable but ho never qunllfled. Howovcr,
whon there Is any work for a peaco offi
cer to do in Fish Springs, ho does it with
out fear or favor.
Story of the Falling.
To Tho Tribune representative Mr.
Reed told tho story of tho killing, which
is about as follows. A. White who was
killed, and E. R. Reed, who did tho kill
ing, have been associates togother In a
lease at one of the mines at that placo,
and also lived together In a log cabin in
Dead Man Reached for Rifle.
White was drinking quite heavily on
electlbn day, and Wednesday aftornoon
his partner tried to get him to sober up,
60 that they could resume work at tholr
leaso. White immediately beenmo quar
relsome and it Is said reached for a rlflo
Which was In tho cabin.
Reed, noting that hla llfo was In danger,
pulled a slx-shootor out from under tho
pillow on Ills bod and fired two shots. One
of them struck White on tho left breast
and came out near his shoulder blade,
while the other entered his forehead and
passed entirely through tho head. Death
Gave Himself TJp.
There were three other persons In tho
cabin at the time of shooting. Reed mado
no effort to escape, and gave himself up
Immediately after tho shooting. Tho
tragedy occurred at 3 p. m. Wednesday,
and that evening nn Inquest was held, tho
verdict rendered being in line with tho
Made Quick Trip.
At 2 o'clock Thursday morning Mr. Reed
otartcd for Eureka, and made tho trip in
remarkably short time. At Vernon ho
secured a team, otherwlso he could not
have reached Eureka today.
Participants in Tragedy.
Tho deceased was about 40 years of age,
and leaves a divorced wife and daughter.
He has resided at Fish Springs for tho
past 15 years. Reed, who did tho shoot
ing. Is about 21 years of ago and unmar
ried. He has spent seven years at Fish
Springs, and, according to Mr. Reed, has
a splendid reputation. Ills father, the
only relative living, 1b a resident of Idaho.
Will Have Preliminary Hearing.
Mr. Reed states that tho Inquest was
simply a meeting of tho citizens of Fish
Springs, who, under oath, Inquired Into
the case of White's death and signed a
Btatomont setting forth the facts as
brought out In this hearing. The prisoner
will be Given a preliminary hearing at Eu
reka at an oarly date.
PEAB0DY LEFT OUT.
Balance of Republican Stato Ticket
Pulls Through in Colorado.
DENVER, Nov. 11. The News (Dem
ocratic) today suys: ;
"While tho returns on the vote for
Slate officers apart from Governor are
far from complete, the News has com
piled tables that seem to show tho elec
tion of tho entire Republican State
ticket, except Peabody, and of the three
Republican Congressmen. A consider
able number of counties are estimated
on the beat possible advlco. and there
is a chance that Mrs. Grcnfell, Demo
cratic candidate for State Superintend
ent of Public Instruction, may pull
through on tho scratch vote In her fa
vor. The State Senate Is Democratic by a
good majority, but the complexion of
the House Is In doubt.
"The plurality of Adams over Pea
body for Governor amounts to 9646."
STILL HOLD PORT ARTHUR.
Rumors of Its Capitulation Cannot Be
LONDON, Nov. 12. No confirmation
has reached London of tho rumors cur
rent on November 10 of tho capitulation
of Port Arthur, that General Stoessol was
asking for an 'armlHllcn, otc.
According to tho Dally Telegraph's
Chefoo correspondent Japan has consent
ed 'to open' tho port of Anlung to steam
ers chartered by silk merchants when tho
latter obtuln special permits. This action
Is duo to China's protest thai oxcluslon
of neutral shipping would ruin tho silk
Democracy of Utah
Watson, Bryan and Hearst Aro to
Take a Hand In Political Af
fairs of West.
NEW YORK, Nov. 11. With tho
avowed purposw of beginning the reor
ganization of the Democratic party,
Thomas E. Wnlson arrived here today
from Georgia and tonight was in con
ference with a dozen Populist and other
leaders at the Hotel Kensington.
"The fight Is on," declared Melvln G.
Palllser, manager of Mr. Watson. "In
every State in the Union the contest
has begun for control of the Democratic
organization and there Is no doubt that
tho radical Democracy will capture con
trol," That Mr. Watson means to be right
In the thick of political activity was
evident from his manner and his plans
for the future. He has taken a house
'In Forty-third street, and will mako his
home in this city after November 15.
"I will Issue a statement tomorrow
outlining my plans," said Mr. Watson.
"In that statement I will give my views
of the election and of what I propose to
do. I came hero today to meet the Na
tional and State leaders of my own
party. I have seen them this afternoon
and this evening."
"It is reported that you are to meet
Mr. Bryan and Mr. Hearst here."
"What I may do will be covered In
a statement I shall issue tomorrow,
upon which issue instructions for a
complete reorganization of the Democ
racy in Utah and all other Western
States will be sent out."
In this he will be supported by Bryan
ENTITLED TO BAIL.
IT. S. Commissioner at St. Louis De
clares Law Unconstitutional.
ST. LOUIS. Mo., Nov. 11. United
States Commissioner Gray today, on re
leasing on bond a Chinese merchant
charged with being in this country un
lawfully, violated a United States
statute prohibiting such action, that of
ficial declaring that the statute Is un
constitutional In that the constitution
of the United States entitles all prison
ers, except those in cases where capital
punishment is provided, to bail.
Commissioner Gray accepted $500
bond from Jeu Seung, a street mer
chant, said to be wealthy, who was
arrested on the charge of being in this
country withoutyiQnj6rpaj)ersk -
Following Commissioner Gray's ac
tion Commissioner Babbitt was asked
to release Charley Joa, another Chinese
prisoner, on bond. Joa was arrested
four months ago and had been in Jail
since. After Commissioner Gray's
precedent Commissioner Babbitt de
cided that Joa was entitled to bond and
accepted $500 bail.
EASY AS REVELATION.
Wireless Messages Sent to Earth
From Balloon in Clouds.
ST. LOUIS. Nov. 11. As tho result of a
scientific experimental balloon ascension
made today from the aeronautic con
course on tho World's fair grounds, tho
practicability and accuracy with which
wireless measnges could be received both
as to altitude and dlstanco were satis
factorily tested. Moro than twenty mes
sages wore transmitted from tho World's
fair wlroless tower and received by tho
operator in the aerial crnft.
Paul KnabeiiBhuo of Toledo, accompan
ied by tho operator, A. W. McQueen, of
Guthrie, Oklahoma, nnd W. S. Foreman
of St. Louis, mado tho ascension.
After making a successful Journey
through tho air, one hour and a half In
duration. Aeronaut Knabenshue mado a
safe landing four miles southwest of tho
concourse. The balloon was carried back
In a wagon to tho aerodrome.
Tho highest point of altitude reached
was estimated at about two miles.
RESIGNATION IN ESCROW.
Kansas Stato Treasurer Desires Docu
ment Turned Over to Governor. '
TOPEKA, Kan.. Nov. 11. State
Treasurer T. T. Kelly tonight addressed
a letter to II. P. Dillon, his bondsmen,
who is holding Kelly's resignation In es
crow, telling hlm to turn tho resignation
over to Governor-elect Iloch. Mr. Hoch
has promised to mako a complete Inves
tigation of tho Kansas treasury after his
Inauguration. If tho investigation dis
closes any Irregularities on the part of
Kelly with which he Is charged, tho resig
nation will be accepted. Otherwise, it
will be relurnod to Kolly.
EMBELZZERS GO TO PEN.
Two Plead Guilty, One Gets Five, the
Other Six Years.
CHICAGO. Nov. 11. Herman Haas,
cluirged with embezzlement of funds from
the Corn Exchange National bank, plead
ed guilty and was sentenced to tho peni
tentiary for six years. Immediately fol
lowing the passage of sentenco upon liana,
Jacob H. Plain, ex-caahlcr of tho German
American National bank of Aurora, was
arrolgned. Ho pleaded guilty to tho
chargo of having embezzled $10,000 of tho
bank's funds and was ocntonced to flvo
years in tho penitentiary.
Hebrew School for Girls.
NEW YORK. Nov. 11. Mrs. Grover
Cleveland today performed the ceromony
of laying the corner stono of tho now
building of tho Jlebrow technical school
for girls, now being orcctod In this city.
Former President Clovcland noted as pre
siding officer of the exercises and deliv
ered nn address.
Murderer Given Forty Years.
DECATUR. III.. Nov. ll.-Ituy Rroin of
.St Joseph, who was nrrostml In Spokunu
nnd brought back to Decatur, clutrguri
with killing Richard L. Roberts In April
last, was today found guilty and son
lonccd tp forty yours In tho ponltonllary.
Oorrii)!e Tragedy in a
Father, Rlother, Daughter
and a Son Are Mur
dered. After the Slaughter, Assassin Sot Fire
to the House, Hoping to Con
coal His Crime.
AUBURN, Cal.. Nov. 11. It Is now
known that Julius Weber, his wife,
their 19-year-old daughter Bertha, and
their son Hall, aged 14 j'ears. were mur
dered last night by an unknown asBas
cln, who set fire to the home in an ef
fort to cover up his crime. Before the
flro had made any great headway the
bodies of the mother and her two chil
dren were rescued from tho burning
house. Mrs. Weber and her boy were
still alive, but died almost as soon as
they reached tho air.
Murdered Before Firo.
An examination of the bodies showed
that Mrs. Weber and the children had
been murdered before the fire had been
started. The daughter had been killed
by a pistol wound, as had been Mrs.
Weber. On the boy's head were several
deep cuts. He had also been shot
Body of Father Found.
AH efforts to reach Julius Weber, vthe
father, who was also thought to be in
the burning house, were abandoned un
til today, when a search was made In
the burning embers, and his body was
found In the bathroom of the dwelling.
He, too, had been shot down before
bejng left to be consumed by tho flames.
This makes the death list as follows:
JULIUS WEBER, aged 48.
MRS. JULIUS WEBER, 41.
BERTHA WEBER, their daughter, 19.
..PUIL WEBER, son, 14.
Women Killed First.
The body of Mr. Weber way so badly
burned that it has been impossible to
ascertain how often he was shot. It
has been ascertained beyond a doubt
that the women were killed In one room
anu meir ciotning sei on lire anu iney
were then dragged into the apartment
where their bodies were discovered.
One very peculiar circumstance of the
tragedy is that while the bodies of the
mother and daughter were burned to
some extent, the apartment In which
they were lying was not on fire when
the firemen broke Into it, which showed
that they had been killed in some other
portion of the houre, partially burned
and then dragged into the room where
they were found.
Just One Survivor.
Adolph Weber, 20 years old, the only
surviving member of the family, left the
house shortly before the crime was dis
covered. He says that when he left
the family were ull well and in good
spirits, entirely without apprehension of
He declares he has no suspicion and
not the slightest Idea as to bow the
house was set on fire.
Coroner Holds Inquest.
The physicians are holding an au
topsy over the bndly-chorrcd remains
of Julius Weber. Coroner Shepard' and
Sheriff Koena and District Attorney
Robinson are making a thorough Inves
tigation of the tragedy. They nre ad
vancing no theories, but the facts and
circumstances would Indicate that It
was a murder, either the work of a nind
man or a cool, calculating, premedi
tated crime. The robbery theory Is
about exploded, as no Incentive has been
Survivor Is Reticent.
Adolph Weber, the son, who Is the
only member of the family alive, talks
but little, but to the Coroner and to
the Sheriff he said that he did not think
the motive wus either robbery or re
venge. When asked If ho had a theory
he said he had, but would not give it
He did say reluctantly that his father
had a violent temper.
Stoiy Told by Boy.
The boy said that he left tho house
about C 30 and cume down town, pur
chased a pair of trousers and did sev
eral other errands. When he Avcnt to
the fire he dropped his old trousers,
which were In a bundle, in the burn
ing building He Is hoav at the homo of
Deputy County Treasurer John Adams.
Young Weber was a very quiet felloAV.
a great render and thinker, a chess
player, palmist nnd dyspeptic.
Two Rifles Found.
Two 22-callbre rifles Ave re found, but
the bullets extracted from the bodies ,
Avere of 32-callbre. The officers aro look
ing for the pistol from Avhlch tlioy Avere
fired. The Inquest has been adjourned
to await the result of the autopsy.
Julius Weber was a retired brewer and
was possessed of considerable wealth.
Tho family lived In a handsome homo
hero, nnd Mr. Wobcr possessed valuublo
property In Oakland, Cal. Ho was about
4S years old. Mrs. Weber Avas 11 years
What Autopsy Disclosed.
The autopsy tonight on the body of Mr
AVober disclosed a bullet wound through
tho heart The diameter of the wound
was the same as that In tho bodies of
Mrs Weber and Miss Weber, who woro
shot with a 32-callbre weapon. Owing to
tho fact that Mr. Weber's body was
badly burned, no bullot could bo found.
Two '.'i-cnllbro rifles wero discovered In
tho house, but no traco of a S'.'-callbro
pistol. Tho opening session of the In
quest tonight did not throw any light on
M Coming to Utah
Smoot Inquiry Will Be Heard in
Washington Instead of Salt
CHICAGO, Noa'. 11. A hitch has oc
curred In the Reed Smoot Mormon in
vestigation, which Avas to haA'e been
resumed by the Senate Committee on
Privileges and Elections of the United
States Senate lmmedlatelyaf ter the elec
tion of last Tuesday. The members of
the committee Avere to meet in Chicago
this Aveek and proceed to Utah, but the
trip has been declared off.
Unlt'ed States Senator Dubois of Idaho
reached Chicago Thursday night He
received a message from Senator Bur
rows of Michigan, chairman of the com
mittee, informing him that it was im
possible toet the members together.
, It is believed, therefore, that the plans
for gathering testimony among tho
Mormons before the meeting of Con
gress next month will be abandoned.
Japanese Minister to England Talks
About Efforts to Secure Peace.
LONDON. Nov. 11. The dispatch of
the Associated Press from Washington
confirming the' statement made In these
dispatches that Japan had Indicated her
willingness to entertain peace sugges
tions from President Roosevelt or King
Edward created much interest here.
Baron Hayashl, the Japanese Minister,
Two Great Difficulties.
"After the fall of Port Arthur Japan
would, I believe, be ready to treat for
peace on no higher essential basis than
that Russia should evacuate Manchu
ria, Japan also agreeing to a similar
evacuation. The tAvo great difficulties
In the way of any suggestion of peace
are, first, the apparent opposition of
Emperor Nicholas' present adA'lsers to
a settlement of any kind; second, the
preserA'atlon of Russian prestige. When
a nation's prestige, if not gone, is se
verely impaired, it is a difficult matter.
eA'en Avilh the best of intentions, to pre
Queen Alexandra Using Influence.
The Associated Press learns that
Queen Alexandra has been In constant
communication with the DoAvagcr Em
press of Russia and Emperor Nicholas
himself during the last feAV days. This
Is Interpreted here as a hopeful sign
and us possibly likely to lead, though
not In the Immediate future, to tho es
tablishment of some modus A'lvendi
where steps looking to arbitration might
be Initiated without offense to Russia.
Method May Bo Devised.
The reiteration of the American State
department's determination not to In
tervene except on requests from both
of the belligerents, tallies with the offi
cial attitude of the British Government,
but It Is thought that before long some
method may privately be devised
Avhereby this diplomatic barrier to ac
tion may be oA'ercome.
Baron Hayashl this morning had no
nows from Port,Arthur and discredited
the rumors of Its capitulation.
HANDS OVER COMMAND.
Booth-Tucker Called Homo to Assume
NEW YORK, Noa 11. Officers of the
Salvation Army from the South, East
and as far West as Chicngo tonight
gaA'e a farewell dinner at army head
quarters here to Commander Booth
Tucker, avIio has been called from his
command in America by General Booth
to assume the office of foreign secretary
Eight hundred officers and their fami
lies attended. All of the speakers
praised the commander for his untir
ing energy In behalf of the army In this
country and Canada, and referred par
ticularly to his originality In dlvlslng
methods of making tho Avork of tho
army moro effectlA-e.
Commander Booth-Tucker, In .reply
ing, said: "I hand over the command
Avlth the greatest satisfaction to ono
who has tho genius and eloquence of
His reference Avas tp Commissioner
Eva Booth, his successor, Avho is the
fourth daughter of General Booth. The
dinner was In reality the beginning of
a Beries of farewell ceremonies Avhlch
avIII culminate Avlth a meeting In Grand
Central palace next Tuesday night
Commissioner Eva Booth will bo In
stalled as commander In Carnegie Music
hall on December 6.
POSTAL MONEY ORDERS.
Enormous Business Transacted Dur
ing Lost Fiscal Year.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11. Tho annual
report of the auditor of the Fostoffico
department shows that the fiscal busi
ness transacted through the postal and
money order branches of tho department
during the last year wero:
Domestic money orders Issued .. 3S3,4o2,37C
Foreign monoy orders Issued.... 37.S7G.2C5
Domestic monoy orders paid 355,100,020
Foreign monoy orders paid G.711.S1C
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11. Gcorgo Mu
noz. Minister from Guatemala, with spe
cial instructions from his Government
tcday presented his congratulations per
sonally to President Roosevelt on the ro
unit of Tuesday's election.
Kaiser Will Bo Arbitrator.
GUAYAQUIL, Nov. JJ. The Ecquudor
Jan Minister to Colombia, General An
drade, hna signed at Bogota a treaty sub
mitting the Kcquador and Colombia
boundary dlsputo to tho arbitration of
Emperor William of Germany.
ANOTHER ROAD f I
TO TI COAST ' I: ' ! I
A nn oa itcemc n t M a d e b y 1 1
General Manager. ' j I
Northwestern Will at Once fej,' ! H
Strike OutforOgrien, Utah jjj ! H
and the North. if f ' , !
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Some Pertinent Facts Which May
Have a Direct Bearing on This jiivj
Great Railroad Scheme. jjjjj
Special to The Trlbuno. L
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. IL Tho Chicago !
& Northwestern Is headed for the coast I
Official announcement was made today j!1 IJ
at thu offico of General Manager Bldwell B ..
in this city that tho lino will bo extended
westward from Casper, Wyoming, at once. jt, .
The Wyoming & Northwestern Rail- j. '
way company has been Incorporated In 1 j!
Wyoming by officials of the Chicago & 8 j! jH
Northwestern and the Incorporators avIII Ij , tM
bo trustees for tho first year. B ,rj
Plans Not Fully Developed. jH
Whllo tho plans of tho company are r;
not fully developed it is stated that the j , r.
first extension will be to Lender, and that 'J: J
from there It will head direct for the Og- j
den gateway. The line avIII be built to '!
reach into tho rich Big Horn country at mi I , SM
Thcrmopolis, and this will bo extended mV- ll
later to the Southern lino of tho Yollow- BU V
stone park. The line to Lander will par- BjBi;-. IH
allel the route of the proposed Bolgo- KOt'l) IftH
American company's line. lI'1'.'
Work to Begin In Spring. Hi! jH
It is stated that a right of way has al- M '
ready been 6btained and that tho work of A '' 1 lH
construction will commence in tho early i I'm
spring. The Shoshono reservation will n ,
bo thrown open for settlement next sum- i, feH
mer, and It Is proposed to havo a portion gull AjH
of the new lino In operation by that fl I
May Head Off Another Road. I pV jH
It Is belicA'cd here that this announce- B V
mcnt of tho Northwestern will head off - wApl
tho Wyoming Stato Railway, which pro- i l , jfjJBjB
posod to build Into the Shoshono country.
especially in view of the refusal of tho n''
Secretary of the Interior to grant oil prlv- Hf1?' IBBbI
lieges on the reservation lands to thu Sw1
Bolgo-Amerlcan syndicate which is back- W,' )
lng tho road, and In behalf of which Gov- N
crnor Chatterlou recently mado a trip to yj - !)
Should this prove true. Salt Lako would ij,
certainly rejoice, but tho Northwestern ft " , Hill
extension has been spoken of so frequent- m ')' H
ly that it is now classed Avlth tho Deep ,J IIbbI
Creek line and tho public will hardly be Mi, IIBbj
prepared to believe the news until thu E ''!,
grading commence;. Then, a gonoral m I )
manager hardly ever gives out any such la 1 HH
statement unless he has something to II', ; IIJ
gain, and the following aro some of the n )
pertinent facts Avhlch the well-posted S hi,
railroad men will bear In mind. They J ; t
have some probable bearing on the qucs-
Reason for Announcement. (;.
It is announced that tho Chicago Great 1 j
Western has been bought for tho Union ' K
Pacific, to be used as its Chicago line, to j
the Injury of the Chicago & Northwestern , N.!
This may bo the reason for this an- !;!.
nouncement The Trlbuno ycoterdny gavo ! 'it'
Ihe oulllno of another rotid to run In ! s!
much tho same direction, the Colorado. , Bpij
Wyoming & Idaho. This may bo tho : '
reason for this general mmiagor talking I! l ' IftH
of extending. Then, in Bolfo another road II ' HH
has boon projected and its projectors arc ,' Pjbj
sanguine. J , All
Standard Oil Dominates.
But most important of ail, tho Standard i '
Oil people domlnato In both Union Pacific (
and Northwestern and tho lutter would 'j 1
not bo allowed to build unless an ontlrely 111.;
new territory was to be opened and one i , ' "
which would help tho owners of the rail- .j II. t
road trust which Is now being formed. f !' )
Western Pacific Over Again. i tM
It Is tho Weatern Pacific over again. I
Tho West would delight in n fight be- . j '.!!
tweon the powers behind tho Northwest- g ;
crn nnd the Union Pacific, so as to get R i j
ono indepondent road, not tied up in thu jl I' BbBbj
pool, but as long as Harrlinan, Gould. j9? '
Rockefeller and tho rest nro at peace m I,'
thero will bo llttlo compoting In cxtonsivc r .
railroad building Into each other's terri- H.l ,
BURIED CATS IN CEMETERY. jl J H
Baltimore Woman Causes Trouble j j
Over Burial of Two Felines. jj j
BALTIMORE, Md Nov. LL The sub- ! i j '
urb of Farkville is disturbed and trus- j ( ; I
tecs of the Hiss Methodist Episcopal m JM
church nro indignant because Mrs. Hi
Sarah Rice has burled her two pet cats ijalj.j
in the church graveyard beside the mi jH
tomb of her husband. She has also Ir 1
planted lilies of the valley over tho i., . jH
resting place of her defunct feline dar- Ij;;. ; AH
ungs. R :; '
Ono of the church trustees saAV a. J AAAJ
new-made mound in the churchyard, Ijii jH
and as no Interment permit had been S, ' , HAAAJ
Issued, he Investigated, finding that li; ; IH
Mrs. Rice had burled her cats In her j :
The board of trustees entered protest. J; , I AAAAJ
Mrs. Rice Ignored It, simply declaring Ij
the lot belonged to her and she would f ,
bury' who and what she pleased in it J
LIQUOR CAUSES TRAGEDY, j. , H
Hundred People Seo Drunken Man () '
Dragged to Death. j ;
WHEELING, W. Va,, Nov. 11. More j '
than 100 horrified spectators saw Henry t AAAAJ
McCloud. 23 years old and single, rldo lAAB
a spirited horse across a railroad brldga h AAH
over TwclA'e Pole river, near Hunting- f AAH
ton. Then, Just after they thought him j.,
safe, they saw him sway In the saddle J;' AAH
nnd fall. One foot caught In the stirrup ,: Al
and the frightened animal dragged him j: ' AAH
a mile along the track, till a section I j.1, 1 ftAH
crew stopped It Ills head was beatua I j - .
lu u mass, unrecognizablo.