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LXxTQ. 71. Sajlt Lao Pitt, Utah, Saturday Mossrare, December 24, 1904. 14 PaGBS.grvE cents.
Blocks in Busi
led With Christmas
tio Escnped With
a., Dec . 23. A fire,
the death of ono fire
loss roughly estimated
ira and tho destruction
iole business blocks,
emcnt of the Pclletlor
In tho Toy block, a
tiding at Fourth and
t S o'clock tonight. '
ncd over Ilea In tho
lne?s portion of the
19 buildings wore scv
esc buildings were lo
cr of large stores and
iks. Tho fire started
Df the store, but Its
of Christmas shoppers
tier and other stores
fflcu.;y that all man
i the burning building.
tl much of the bulld
t department arrived,
md control. For thrco
until they had gotten
10 largo buildings, the
ythlng In their path,
(rapanlcs were put out
son of their wires all
and the office of the
s destroyed. Although
if telephone clrculLs
llstrlct Ions distance
established with out
iqucrod at 11:30.
ler store the flames
issachusetts block on
largo alx-8tory bulld-ln-icd
thelr flight the flames
1 to a !ore of other
ntcd In tho buildings
10 Toy block. Among
)wing. which were cu
lts building, occupied
res, including the Gll
irapany. the Pullmnn
Vronson. clothing and
Brothers, ladles' fur--onwny,
ind tho American E.
overal fmllle3 lived In
illdlngs, but so far as
upants escapetl excopt
mped from tho fifth
iff destroyed was tho
In this structure wero
National bank. J. J
grocers; Pcavy &
'ow Clothing company,
Uh, shoes; Thcodoro
:ompnny; Wald Hard
id tho -Western Union
he alloy the fire next
aller buildings facing
These included tho
'tlonal bank. Seizor
e liquors, and Wagner
burned Includo the
llrd and Plcrco streets;
new structure at Third
Ms: Highman & Skln
oIb and shoes, and a
? nad reached a point
building, facing Plcrco
n concentrated their
red to prevent tho de
j building, although It
oods company, $240,000;
;. qucenswaro, loss $V).l
Commercial block. 110,
e loss JOO.coo; Georgo
"APPINESS IN UTAH.
lid Makes Some Bold
jjpfesions In New Tork
09IT, roir- Our women are
UV r,amy 18 part f our creed,
WMttU, hUrch' but wo n0
, JB? f0FKu' tho laWB' of tho
-"OKsS lhat Wq nro Good to
$!Whtttt rvJt not Gws tne want.
'utiMZi1 J U3 WMV but for
l MVK?,i Udera i,heu ,mlucementa
S tV'nv" of thl3 city.
1$ 1" a condition
.JMKLrU Mth J rnil(iren arc brought
iCtvKxt WarbliClfy may offer."
"iH carlnd In his work of
fSMSJStT a woman
rlCMg MVti ,lvfe ayery woman a
1 t-'fcslSSiyear l 'ho settled In
t .'K th,c has never
H aw 01 morality Blmllor
V THE SITUATION AS TO SENATOR SMOOT.
As The Deseret News Tells It, As It Really Is.
President to Take
With Mrs. Roosevelt and the Chil
dren, Will Eschew Public Busi
ness and Enjoy Himself.
WASHINGTON", Doc. 23. Prceldent
Roosevelt, so far as the exigencies of
public business will permit, will rest
thoroughly during tho Christmas holi
days. No engagements will be made for
next week, oxcept on matters of public
Tho President will dovoto a largo part
of his tlmo to out-of-doors recreation,
and with members of his family and
personal friends will walk, drive and
ride on horseback several hours each
ftlnco Honsrcss convened on December
6, the President has been under a heavy
strain, mental and 'physical, for hours
overv day and night, havo been spent in
recefvlng callers with whom ho discussed
scores of Important questions In tho
experience of the oldest "Whlto houso at
taches no President ever .rocclvod so
many people In tho samo length of tlmo
ns lur. Roosevelt has rccolved during the
past month. ,
If the presont plans arc followed the
regular moetlng3 will bo held as usual
next week, but It Is likely they will bo
of a routine character. Only business of
pressing Importance will bo taken up by
tho President, who will save himself for
tho many weeks of hard and continuous
labor of the winter and spring.
MONSTER MOUNTAIN LIONS.
Three in Cottonwood Canyon, One
Whoso Tracks Are Large ns HorsVs,
Special to Tho Tribune,
RICHFIELD, Utah. Dec 23. Almon
Robison. who was over from Fillmore a
few days ago on mining business, reports
that In coming down through Cottonwood
canyon ho saw tho tracks of thrco moun
tain lions. Ono of them must havo boon
an unusually large creaturo. for Its tracks
wore as largo as thoso of a horse Thcho
tracks had Von made In two daya since
-JoiuS" w,f.dcnatWwh.ch was captured
alive In tlio hllte near th Is cJty been
Hhlorved to Parley Jensen In Salt Lak. It
wabout two-thirds grown and a lively
and vicious animal.
Cut Price of Granulated Sugar.
SAN FRANCISCO, Doc 23.-Tho four
largo Jobbing firms that have withdrawn
from the compact with tho Pacific Traf
fic and Commercial association and tho
local sugar refineries have cut the price
of granulated BUgar to Gtf cento per
pound, which Is a, quarter of a cent below
the net prlco charged by tho refineries In
this murkot. which have not yet met tho
for Public Doty
Organization to Cause Investigation
in Case of Neglect or Abuse
NEW YORK, Dec. 2-3. A society de
signed to promote tho welfare of tho pco
plo of New York and to engender a lively
sense of chic obligation, regardless of po
litical affiliation and social conditions, has
Just been organized under tho name of
Tho Association for Public Duty. It is
patterned aftor societies with similar ob
jects which havo in recent years spread
Nothing of thy sort, say its founders,
has over before bcen attempted in Amer
ica. Thev maintain that SO per cent of tho
people of this country arc practically help
less so far as concerna their ability to
protect and advance tholr own Individual
interest and It is this proportion of the
community which tho association alms to
t Tho association will establish headquar
ters whero lectures and other lltoraturo
may be published and disseminated, to
causo Investigations to bo made Into
cases of neglect or abuse of tho laws and
to take such other actions as may bo
Well known citizens make up tho list of
officers and Jo headed by Thoodoro Sutro
UTAH LOSES BEQUEST.
Ono for $25,000 Made for Protestant
Episcopal Church Hero Sot Aside.
Special to The Tribune.
NEW" YORK. Dec. 23. A bequest of $23,
000, raado by Slarla B. Blount to Bishop
Tuttle of Utah, for tho purpose of estab
lishing a trust fund to build a Protestant
KplacopaJ church and rectory within tho
bounds of that Jurisdiction, was today sot
asldo by the Appellate division of tho Su
premo court. Miss Mount died on Ooto
bor 3, 1800. Susan Mount, tho executrix,
took exception to tho bequest, and In spc.
clal term of tho Supremo court It was de
clared to bo Invalid. The Apnollato di
vision tukes a similar vlow of tho matter.
Surplus and Capital Wiped Out.
BUFFALO, N. Y., Dec. 23-F. T. Kll
burn, State Superintendent of Banks, has
given out a further statement of the con
dition of tho suspended German bank. It
shows that the surplus and cap ta4 stock,
of tho bank woro wiped out, tho dellclt
Stranded1 Ship Savod.
KINGSTON, Jamacla, Doc. 23. The
United Fruit company s steamship Ad
miral Dcwov, which stranded Wednesday
night at tlio entrance of Port Morant,
Jamacla. was pulled off tho reef today
by a wrecking tug.
Candidate for Minnesota Seuatorship.
ST PAUL., Dec 23. Governor Van Sant,
In an Interview today, announced his can
didacy for tho sonatorshlp as a successor
, to Sonator Olapp..
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r waiters have been working on !
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SALT LAKE IN CIRCUIT,
City of Saints to Have an Opportunity
to See Horse Show.
Special to The Tribune.
MILWAUKEE, Dec 23. A horsoahow
circuit which will Includo all of tho
largo cities from tho Pacific to tho At
lantic coast, has been formod by Dr.
Dearmo Gray of Kansas City. Tho do
talls woro first announced hero today
nnd tho circuit will open early noxt
month at San Francisco.
The promotors havo a string of fancy
horses which will bo exhibited at each
show and tho circuit will be a stady
scries from tho Pacific coast to tho East,
reaching Milwaukee In July and tho At
lantic coast lato In August. It Is planned
to nmko this circuit an annual affair.
Tho cities Included aro Denver, Los An
geles, Salt Lake. Seattle, Butto, Holona,
Cleveland. Tndlanapolls, Buffalo and
olght other cities.
Spanish-American Treaty Signed.
MADRID, Dec. 23, Tho mlnlstorinl coun
cil hiiH signed thu Spanish-American ar
bitration treaty. ,
Anxious to Testify
Deny Connection With Land Frauds,
and Hope to Appear Before Port
land Grand Jury.
PORTLAND, Or., Dec. 23. Senator John
H. Mitchell nnd Congressman Hormann
arrived in this city tonight from Wash
ington, D. C, to deny by their presence
and by their testimony. If permitted to do
so, tho charge made In certain quarters
connecting them with tho land frauds In
this State, which aro being Investigated
by secret agents of the Government at
the behest of President Roosevelt.
Prosecuting Attorney Honey for tho
Government requested the attendance of
Mitchell and Hermann during the trial,
which was concluded two weeks ago, but
owing to the pressure of important Con
gressional buslneiis at Washington affect
ing tho State of Oregon, neither could re
spond to tho summons.
As soon as possible and with the Christ
mas adjournment of Congress close at
hand, Mitchell and Hermann boarded the
train for this city. It le tholr deslro to bo
permitted to appear beforo tho Federal
grand Jury, which Is In session hero, to
explain various phases of land transac
tions In which they aro Involved.
Both vehemently deny any wrong-doing
In the matter and hope to bo permitted to
appear boforo tho grand Jury. It has
bom reported that nelthor will bo perr
mlttod to appear boforo the Federal In
quisitorial body, but a conllrmatlon or de
nial of this report has not been obtained
fro-n those In authority.
Nolthor Mltcholl or Hermann would
mako a statement tonight except to deny
any wrongdoing. Neither of tho Con
gressmen seem-s to know tho oxnet naturo
of tho charges ngalnst them and until
furthor enlightened on the subject will dc
clluo to discuss tho mattor In the newspapers.
Indictments Expected Today.
PORTLAND. Or., Dec 23. Tho Federal
grand Jury apparently had a qulot day
but it is gonorally expected that Indict
ments will be returned tomorrow before
tho Jury adjourns ovor the Christmas hol
idays. A number of witnesses were called
today. It Is expected that tho Mitchell
and Hermann phono of tho investigation
will bo taken up early noxt week so that
tho two men can return to Washington.
It Is reported Ip somo quarters that
neither Mitchell nor Hormann will bo
permitted to address tho grand Jury.
MISS FAIRBANKS HURT.
Niece of Vice-Prosident-Elect May
Lose an Eye.
BLOOM1NGTON, 111.. Dec 23. On ac
count of a remarkable accident, Miss Jen
nie Fairbanks of Munsfleld, a nieco of
Vlco-Presldont-olcct Fairbanks, wan
brought to a hospital hero toduy. While
putting on her hat, with a hat pin In one
hand, a frlond accidentally Jootlcd MIbs
Falrbanks's arm.'as a result of which tho
pin was burled In Mlsu Falrbanlcs'a oyc
Hor Bight may bo avetl.
Ocean Liners Still
Detained by Fog
Longest Delay of This Kind Within
Recollection at the English
LONDON, Dec. 23. The fog In London
virtually disappeared this afternoon be
fore a western breeze. Reports from tho
coasts show a continuance of tho disloca
tion of traffic'
According to a telegram from Liver
pool at 10 o'clock this morning, the Whlto
Star liners Oceanic and Codrlc wero still
fog-bound in tho Mersey,
The vessel said to be the Hamburg-American
liner Protorla, roported last night
with others as fog-bound In tho Mersey,
was not tho Protorla, but was tho Allan
lino steamship Prctorlan, bound from
Liverpool for St. John, N. B. Tho Pre
toria, having Dr. Chadwlck of Clevoland,
O.. and his daughter among her passon
gers. was last reported leaving Boulogno-Sur-Mer,
December 18, for New York and
1 1b duo at tho latter port December 23 or
The Whlto Star lino steamship Oceanic
from New York December II, the Whlto
Stur lino steamship Codrlc, which sailed
from Liverpool Decomber 21 for New York
and tho Cunard llnor Saxonla, from Bos
ton, December 13, were still fog-bound at
1 p. m. off tlio Mersey bar. It Is consider
ed that there Is little prospect of tho
Oceanlo or Saxonla landing their passen
gers at Liverpool tonight. This Is tho
longest detention of ocean liners by a fog
Lato tonight various steamships nro
still detained In tho Morsoy but tho fog
shows signs of olearlng
SILVER BOW MUDDLE.
Breen Having Difficult Time to Got
Coveted District Judgeship.
HELENA. Mont, Dec. 23, The Supreme
court today overrulod the demurror to the
petitions In tho cases of the Stato at tho
rolatlon of Potor Breen against Gov.
Toole, and the state at tho relation of F.
E. Stranahon against tho Stato Board of
Canvassers. In each caso tho Governor
and tho canvassing board were given tlvo
days In which to answer.
Breen, who Is thn defeated cnndldato for
JudgoB of tho FuslonlHts, or tho so-called
Hclnzo party, brought tho action to com
pel tho Governor to lesuo a certificate of
election as Judge of tho District oourt of
Silver Bow county.
Breen maintains that Judgo John B.
McClernan'H soat is vacant and by tho
reason of his haing rooivod tho third
number of votes ho la entitled to tho seat,
though tho eloctlon proclamation did not
call for tho election of a third Judgo.
Strnnahan'a case Is similar.
Smooth Graft Worked.
Special to Tho Tribune.
AMIS R SCAN FORK, Utah, Dec. 23. A
sharpor camo hero yestorday presumably
to tuno organs and pianos. Ho sccureu
a contract at tho homo of Mrs. W. S.
Robinson nnd was advanced ?o with which
to purchase somo repairs. He did nQt
return to comploto hla work nor to turn,
over tho change,
LOUISE'S VISIT II
EXCITES SAXONY M
Sudden Impulse to See If:
Her Children. Ip
No Other Excuse for Her j
Wild Journey to ! !f
People Side With Erring Princess, hut I
Newspapers Censure Breaking I J! j,'
of Promise. iHul 1
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LEIPZIG. Saxony, Dec 23. Countess W 11
Montlgnoso, former Crown Princess i f ' ! ''t
Louise, Is BtUl hero. Inquiries at tho J' ' Hf
villa of Dr Zohme, her counsel, brought JiT j1
an answer from tho attorney's wife that , ij ' i '
tho Countoss was not yet In a condition 'j', ij. J
to travel, the mental excitement of tho : jj ;;
tost fow days having told severely on - jji
hir physical strength. '?l'p:''
It seems that the Countess was over- ll fil1'!
como by a sudden impulso to see hpr jf i
children and loft for Florence without In- 'lUl j
fcrmlng hor parents at Salzburg or any- j, 'I
body In Saxony. Dr. Zchmc's flint In- ' inf 'i
tlmatlon of her arrival was when tho j
visiting card of tho Countess was handed i fl '
in at tho door of his villa. Ho tried WV ''
vainly to dissuade her from going to i i '!
Dresden, pointing out the Impossibility of V 1
seeing h-ar children, but tho lawyer went il'l f
with her when ho saw further argument ' j j f
was useless. ! L '
Police Chief With Her. Jl f(
Tho Countess was accompanied from . fcjl
Dresden to Leipzig by Chief of Pollco f
Dresdhman, who was met at tho rail- '! i 'n
road statlm hero by a high pollco cffl- 'Bill ''
clal of Leipzig. Tho Countess made tho W ''
Impression on the crowds at the station Pj i I
that shi was suffering from 'deep de- .'I 'ft:
During her trip frbm Florence to Lclp- III i 1
rig she was so excited that sho was un- Ml; 'jf!
able to eat, and only drank two cups of ,,
coffee. It is firmly denied hero that tho m! i; ;
Saxon Government has issued an ordrr , j (
for tho expulsion of the Countess frQm '
Saxony. Much excitement prevails over jijfM 'i
an expression which tlio Countess is said 'ii f i J,
to have let drop. i ,', i; A
Sho Is reported to have said: "I love , jlj f vJ
my Saxon land. I am coming back soon." ); , J
This utterance supposedly refers to a )(
conditional promlso given to the Coun- f t
tcsa by the King's representative at her (li f, Ji
hotel here. It Is credibly assorted that W i i
the King's representative told her that .tj'j
she might hope to see her children later ll r
after tho excitement In tho kingdom had I;
further subsided and tho children had in mi
duly been prepared beforehand for her slf j; t
visit. , H
Newspapers Criticise Her. Jji;, ' J-j
The Dresdncr Journal says the Coun-
loss purposed seeing tho King as well -fi !;j
ns her children and that tho King's rop- j 'i
resentatlvo informed her that a meeting , (i
was Impracticable i I
The semi-official Dresdncr Anzelgcr to- , j L;
day adopted an Icy tone toward the i ,
Countess Montlgnoso In discussing her jr 'I.
attempt to sac her children. Tho paper "
savs her contract with tho court should .; j . r
havo given tho Countess to understand ,
that hor wish to se9 them could not bo 'i. ),
granted and that hor duty is to tako thu 1 1 I 'J -
consequences of her former behavior and y i '
avoid doing anything to disturb public : ' (
Opinion at tho Saxon capital, adding: j. ,
"She has damaged tho good namo of i!' ; '(
Saxony enough and has caused enough ; c , (
I'gly confusion In many heads. Let her .11 "V,,
now prove that sho Is not Inaccessible to : ;j j i,
better purposes." ) ! i ,
It Is rumored that the Countess Montlg- fi i
noso departed for Frankfort-on-the- . A)
Main, en royte to Brussels tonight. ,U I
POPvFEITS HEiR ALLOWANCE. ,' ;
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Princess Louise May Loso Income of O'j . V
S7500 a Tear. ; !
DRESDEN, Dec. 23. Countess Mon- j.;:!
tignoso, formerly the Crown Princess j i' - Jj ,j
Louise and divorced wife of King Fred- if j I V
erlck Augustus, by coming to Dresden Jlpji)'!' it
and trying to see hor children yester- VMM il I
day has probably forfeited her allow-
ance of S7500. one of tho conditions of , f "
which was that she should not set foot pl'i 'If
on Gorman soli. This' condition, how- ,' 'i
evor, may not bo enforced, as popular f;1! J
sympathy with the Countess is so i'. 1. 'i
strong already that the court will avoid
anytlilng giving the Impression of pun- ,1
lshlng her for her natural womanly 1
feelings. Is)'','1 3
Tho version of the Countess' mlsad- f;j Njj
venture commonly believed in the king- (f.-,) A
dom of Sasony is that 3ho Is guiltless u
of actual wrong-doing and Is the victim I!1, : U
of an Intrigue of the Center party. i'tJifS-1
which Is described as using unscrupu- (!',! jf.
lous means to prevent a strong Liberal ir-'Mv
from becoming Queen. The clrcum- 'I'ilv
stances of tho Countess leaving' the y ;.
court aro so overlaid with fiction' that J.'l 'fM1
tho truth probably will be unknown to m 'jfj
the present generation of Saxons. W Iff
MISS RUSSELL BETTER. jij )
Lillian Russell Starts for Denver to m: ',
Her Daughter's Bedside. , Kj-j Ij
DENVER, Colo., Dec. 23. The condition Wl'i
of Miss Dorothy Russoll, tho actress, who jjj, y.
Is 111 at St, Luko's hospital of bronchial til h l
pneumonia, Is somowhat Improved to- WO t .
night. Word was received today that 1; ) j)
her mother, Lillian Russell, had started ' j'
for Donver to bo at the bedside of her II j; !
stricken daughter. IS! j( 'j
Funeral of Pioneer Gleason. t j. ; i-
The funeral of John S. Gleason will tako J; !l
place In Clark's hall Christmas day in I; '
Pleasant Grove and a large number of , i-; I r,
frlonds of tho well known pioneer will at- j
tend. Ho wbh ono of tho fifteen survivors , f ( it
of tho band entering and settling this val- , .. f
ley July 22-21, 1S47. ! h '
Tribesmen Draw,. J.,t for Pay. j j j
TANGIER. Dec 23. Tho tribesmen who M, Cjjjj
surrounded Alcazar, demanding that tho ;.J jH;i
French Consul and an English rosldent v d l.jj
bo given up to thoni, have withdrawn I;' r, ' t
for u consideration of SXH t