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KrtaUed to any address vlF iil 1 IL ""rV ffl 1 W I K vlL .VI IHl&Illl ' seated In tho New Year's pic-
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jpT73. weatheby-T"" SALT LAKE CITY. TTT ATT TTTTTRFmAV MQ-R.NINGr. DECEMBER 27, 1906. 10 PAGES-FIVE CENTS. 'H
Wksz i ? 'ill
y FAILS TO
p Sidney Sloane,
K Father, to Pen,
taken for .
fcr OF COMMUNITY
Krho Evidently Ex
iorty After Jury's
ft 'Is Depressed.
ftffash., Dec. 26. Sidney
WLffS his own father with
ifo go 'free. Though tho
Erilav pronounced Sloane
'reason of insanity,''
Bjluncke at noon today or
X'llould be taken to the
penitentiary, there to re
Wb further order of the
BfltedShat his action was
jWissfctv of tho comm.unitr,
SMj.gbown that the prison
jBjras of a permanent char
Vifco might again become
fclso held that, he had
fcetate to the warden of
(rV as to his method of
Lrlsoner. Young Sloane.
RT jubilant and singing
tored depressed and dis
o this senteuce was pros'
B FOR RUSSIA '.
Hillcrs See Chance to
Minn.. Dec. 26. It Is
big deal 'B about lo ne
n Minneapolis company
large quantity of Mlnne
r BusFlnn consumptlon
ito of Minneapolis flour to
"vltliout procedent. Only
tanttnsc shortage In the
could this condllton arise.
great that Russian flour
Irenced to a notch where
can figure on paying the
ity plus freight and rcaliz-It
I. WILL PAY
Hioks Will Get 500 per
ei for Year.
iiD, Ca! . Dec. 26. Miner
a-as entombed for fifteen
WE signed a contract for
continue for a year, with
rjtf Berkeley. ThlP will
iw famous miner the sum
"year's public appearance
nil go Harry Linville. who
! rescue, and two of the
red Hie rescue drift. Hicks
Is experiences while cn
ihaft at Edison.
Occident" Verdict for
5 Killed Colored Boy.
IN", Dec. 26 The Coro
ir returned a verdict of
sldent" In Its Inquest over
auiel West, the fourteen
J boy who was run over
Wiled hy Joseph Letter's
U pay the funeral expenses
lowance for tire family of
The chauffeur has been
IfROM THE WIRE
Albert Noyes, chief chem
&u of standards at Wash
rhas accepted the position
chemistry in the Unlver
ttonlmer Durand, the rstlr
wbaisador, and Lady Du
1 for England December 29.
I, counseller of the embas-
charge d'affaires until the
Bryce, the new Embas
In the blast furnaces In
taad Shcnango valleys will
urease of 15 per cent In
vie beginning of tho new
crease- will arfect about 4000
the furnaces In these val
I? oy the U. S. Steel eorpo
t Segur of Toledo. O-. died
MUaK, Tex. She was close -'lUi
the woman suffrage
K since Its Inception. She
Awnd of Susan B. Anthony
B?3ny Plares of honor In
;.elat suffrage associations.
Wrd, former cashier of the
j?1' bank of Sedan. Kim.,
J'M on September 20 last,
g cloge ot ?20.000, arrived
EiL rna surrendered. He
yutd by airs. Stallard.
Central conductors are
matter of a union strike.
lg.,r'"n $110 to 5125 per
K," ask as much as con
T,unlti states are getting.
now to ascertain whether
Stolid. WOrk lf th0 ,ncrcufie
Br?' A0Under of tho cotton
Evil!" Newman, and a mem-
SstercayChanee 0f NeW 0r"
B1" .destroyed three business
p Ia- Loss 5100,000.
Si v. 8PnRe mixer full of
K n feeding yccterday.
Kim .; D- Vanklrk was
KhH wUJ ever bone in his
Vl hi T J)eforc le machine was
Cyas extricated a corpse.
STraSedy of Chicago.
Hfttiniit'',i2ri','rraces f polHon
thTW",1!6 hod' of nnother
th'it th fnlly. nnd the po
co JlVi liavo secured nddl-
cuJna,t Herman Bolck.
tt dy connection with"
an?.?1 members of the
R the k'i 8 completed lodny
RWenp22or RoEe Vicrn1' 1S
Mn all f8.2r arsenic have now
K3 ttU of the bodies that have
Employee at Tankliouse Pur
sued Over Pathless Waste
Maniac Attempts Suicide, but Is
Finally Jailed to Await
The police were notified shortly be
fore noon Wednesday that a wild man
was roaming over the hills high up in
the City Creek district and that, all
attempts to. capture him had failed.
Officer Carl Carlson took tho patrol
wagon, nnd after a drive of over six
miles up the canyon road, ran into a
situation trngicnl'in the extreme. An
employe of tho upper tank house told
the officer that his partner had boon
attacked t by the "wild man" nnd that
he, the partner, was at that particular
moment, being hotly pursued over the
.hills b3- the maniac, whose solo purposo
in life seemed 'to be to shed the blood
of the fugitive tankman. Snow was
nnkle deep all over; the hills; the patrol
team was all but "out" from the try
ing trip up the long and muddy road.
Carlson, however, who never quits, left
his horses at the tank house and started
after the pursued and the pursuer, both
of whom wore making record time up
nnd down the pathless wastes of one
of the roughest sections of Utah.
Friendly Signals Ignored.
After half an hour's hunt Carlson
descried the terror-stricken fugitive iust
disappearing over the highest ridge in
sight, but al! his attempts to halt him
by cries and fncndl- signals were abso
h.tely futile. The man seemed imbued
with the idea that all the devils of tho
infernal regions had been delegated to
run him down and he simply kept go
ing. The freshly-fallen snow told the tale
of the course taken by the madman.
Carlson stumbled along over this trail
until, suddenly turning into a brushy ra
vine, he came upon the witless unfor
tunate. When first discovered by the
officer he was wallowing in the snow
and seemed to have forgotten his bloody
mission. At sight of Carlson, however.,
he stood upright, assumed a beligerent
.attitude and realized, probably for tho
first time, that he was pursued as well
The officer talked him out of all tho
fight that was in him and, iu a minute
had the irons on him. Then he walked
him down the hill to where the patrol
wagon was waiting, loaded him in and
started for town? On the way the pris
oner mado a desperate attempt to com
mit suicide bv choking himself to
death. Handcuffed as he was, he' put
up a strong fight with the officer, who
had to throw him down into the bottom
of the wagon and hold him there to pre
vent him from injuring himself.
. The wagon was driven direct ly to the
county jail, where the prisoner was
locked in the padded cell to. await ex
amination by the insanity commissiou
ers. It is believed that his name is W.
X. Dimmings and that he has relatives
at Colorado Springs, Col. His only ex
planation of his presence in the snow
covered hills is that he was looking for
work on some mythical ranch. There
can be no doubt that the man is entirely
NOBLE SEEKS DIVORCE
Leopold Salvator Finds Life With
Young Wife Not to His Taste.
"NTEW YORK, Dec. 26. A Vienna dis
patch published here todav says Arch
duke Leopold Salvator, who renounced
his family rights four years1 ago and
married Wilhelmine Adamovic. the
daughter of a postofnee employee, with
whom he has since lived near Geneva,
is now seeking a divorce.
He has summoned a Vienna lawyer to
arrange terms with his wife,, who ha3
already agreed to the separation.
By Stock Brokers, Arnold, Leo & Co. '
Boon to Resume Business.
NEW YORK. Dec. 2C. Arnold Leo &
cr, ; slock exchange brokers, who failed
Sst l Aay have effected a settlement
v-Un their creditors on the basis of 50
per cent cash and 50 per cent In notes
IccordlnK to the assignee. Leo cc Co. s
llDbfmies were about $000,000. and assets
21... nn nnn- The firm w l resume
SSta a.8S!ns Sain legal formal.ttes
have been compiled with.
Big Steel Order Closed.
-cttw YORK Dec. 26. An event of
hom Steel company an a seller oi sice
S The plant under construction will
X Bneclalty of open-hearth stcoL,
make a pecitui 22.500 tons to
7t 5? Oregon ?'& wKUon road of the
Ilarr?magn system for delivery after tho
middle of the year.
Will Pay Twenty per Cent.
tvacktn'GTON. "Doc. 26. The Conrv
AS tit r rnncv has declared a
to prepnre for pajmem,
ltors will be notHlcd.
Two Skaters Drowned.
at noon today. ine JC, " r,,,,Qnn,q
and broke through the Ice. Munson s
body was recovered.
Russian Count Buried.
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 26. The
body of Gen. Count Alexis Ipnatieff,
who5 was assassinated at Tver December
22 waB interred here today in the ai
No Relief in Sight.
NEW YORK. Dec. S-'-f.VJ'hc
Secrctarv of tho Treasury, visited the
United Stales """-treasury and custom
house today. He said ho hod nothing to
offer In the way of relief for the monej..
, market- - " -
THE DESTRUCTIVE KNOCKERS
The people of this valley are now thoroughly aroused against the retrogressive pol
icy of the hierarchical knockers in this State. These self-righteous whited sepulchers of
the Mormon church instigated a villainous attack upon one of the hig progressive insti
tutionsthe smelting industry of Utah. They incited farmers to harrass the smelters with
damage suits, when the amount of injury done to agriculture was a mere bagatelle com
pared with the benefits accruing to it from the enormous payrolls of the smelters and the
market for farm products created through them. The church organ has been nagging
at the smelting industry for some time and the church, by means of its agents, has been
working among the farmers to lead them into a prosecution of its destructive plans
without showing its own malignant hand in the affair. But the climax of industrial
knocking was reached in this editorial utterance of the Deseret News, which voices
the spleen of the ecclesiasts: !
'if the companies that control those works will .not or can not dispose of the pois
onous metallic fumes that pour out of their smokestacks, the fires will have to be banked
and the nuisance suppressed."
Talk about knocking!
If there happens to be an industry in this State which the law-breaking ' polyga
mous hierarchs cannot control or tax for their own benefit, that industry becomes at
once an object of their destructive hate.
They are the drawbacks! Even some of their erstwhile dupes are beginning to dis
cover this fact and are now repudiating the spiteful knockers!
III YET SETTLED
Reports That Miners and jOpera?
tors Have Reached Agree"-
' UPON CHANGE-ROOM
Adjustment of Existing Difficul
ties Is Looked for Some
Time in January.
Special to The Tribune.
GOLDFIELD, Nov., Dec. 26. There
is absolutely no truth to or foundation
for published statements to the effect
that oil differences between the miners
and operators of-Goldfichl liavo been
swept aside and that tho loe'eout is ih'.
Practically every property in the -Jis-rjft
is closed !ihvu ov?ept a few of
Hie 1 ':?.h-grade producing lcn-!tM ou tho
Mm. k. Thc." leases m 1 tho few
open smelter properties still active aro
using seven hundred men, while an
equal number aro thrown out of em-
Last, night the miners were in session
uutil a late hour and this morning a lo
cal paper printed a report to the effect
thai an understanding hnd been
reached. Tt was entirely erroneous. The
mine owners were not eveu presont or
represented at the conference. Another
union meeting will be held tonight.
Feeling on both sides is favorable to
, an eany and amicable adjustment of
No Violence Likely.
There has been no violence and none
is expected bv either side to tho con
troversy. It is generally conceded that
when an understanding is reached it
will be with the provision of a "change
mom" to prevent any further stealing
of high grade ore and the majority of
tho miners have no objection! to this,
merelv contending t lint the.v should not
bo asked to. "strip to the buff." Tho
mine owners will be satisfied with the
removal of outer clothing only, and with
tho requested raise of one dollar in
wages granted, the strike will be off.
Those in the best position to judge ac
tuallv of the situation, prodict settle
ment by the middle of January at the
Gov. Sparks spent a lew days hero
since the dispute arose, but positively
denied that ins trip had anything to
FEARFUL OF SCABBIES
Old Ranchman- of Laramie Plains
Voices Startling Prediction.
Special to The Tribune,
LARAMTE. "Wyo., Dec. 26. Phillin
Maudoll. perhaps the oldest- ranchman
on tho Laramie plain, says that scab
bics is spread . hero by cattle fol
lowing scabby sheep on the range,
and that tho disease will be communi
cated to persons next. He ndvocates
the immediate cremation of every
shoep fonnd with the disease. Scabbies
was unknown on the plain a few years
'Ilenr- Hcadlund, engineer on a
steam shovel in the coal stornge yards
here, lost his right foot at the ankle
this afternoon, catching the limb in a
largo gccr-whccl. He lives at Cheyenne
and was to have boon transferrer1 to
Nebraska tonight, having been re
lieved from duty hero at noon.
Senator Warren telegraphed from
Washington to Cheyenne toda- that
the Prosiddnt had not ordered an in
vestigation of the charges against War
ren, voiced in a Denver and a Cheycunb
Democratic paper a day or. two ago.
Will Assist Government of Porto Rico
in Adjusting Railway Rates.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 26. Upon the
recommendation of the Interstate Com
merce commission. Gov Wlnthrop of
Porto Rico has secured James Peabody
of Chicago as a railway expert to advise
and nsslst the government of that Isl
and In adjusting Its railroad rates upon
a fair nnd reasonable basis nnd to rovlso
the freight classification now In use.
Mr. Peabody has had large experience
in vartouB positions In the railroad serv
ice, and for some years has been with the
Santa Fe railroad.
DELAYED ON TECHNICALITY
Self-Confessed Murderer of Frisco Seeks
Chango of Venue.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 2(5. John
Slemsen. the alleged gasplpe murderer,
has, through his attorney, asked for a
chango of venue to another county than
San Francisco, on the ground that pub
lic sentiment Is so against him that an
Impartial trial Is Impossible. This blocks
the trial of the self-confessed thug, as
Judge Cook will not be ready to rule on
the legal point until Frdlay morning.
A great throng. Including many women,
attempted to gain entrance to the court
room today to catch a glimpse of the no
do with the strike asserting that his
mission was one of privato business.
Unknown Man Killed.
Horribly mutilated remains of an un
known man were lound on the railroad
track near Goldfield. Evidently the
victim had been riding tho rods And
fell, his body dragging for fifteen miles
uuder the train, fho face, was entirely
torn off and no papers could bo found
with tho shreddod clothing.
The fuel famine is partiallj relieved.
Some coal is for sale at $40 per ton. The
threo carloads of wood shipped from
Richfield. Utah, to t.h brokcrago firm
of W. F. Bond & Co., who will distribute
it free where most needed, litis not yrt.
THREE DEAD; FOUR
M M HURT
Interurban Passenger Collides
With Work Train Near
FLAGMAN ALLEGED TO
HAVE FAILED IN DUTY
Two Flat Cars Piled on Top of
Passenger Car, Splintering
TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 2b'. An inlor
urbnn passenger train and a work train
collided a mile north of Milton, near
Edgewood. about S o'clock this morn
ing. Three persons were killed and
twelve injured. The passenger train
left Seattle at 7 o'clock a. m.
The flagman of the freight train was
sent out, but failed to stop the pas
GEORGE ROSS, conductor.
WILLIAM HARRIS, third railman,
bodv cut in two.
WILLIAM GUYOX, motorman.
Four passengers seriously injured, six
or eight slightly injured.
The wrock occurred on a sharp grado
in a doop cut. Two flat cars woro
piled upon tho first passenger car,
crushing it to splinters.
The flagman, whose alleged careless
f ness caused the wreck, cannot be found.
MARTIN JOHNSON, Georgetown,
D- E. CONLEY of Tacoma, hurt in
torually. J. A. WARD of Tacoma. badly in
jured. A. W. COLLINS, Edgewood, leg
Half of Town of Arica Destroyed;
Other Cities Also Suffer Severely .
SANTIAGO DE CHILD. Doc 2fl. Half
of the town of Arlca In the province of
Tacna. has been destroyed by an earth
quake, and other towns In the neighbor
hood have suffered moro or less severely.
The seaport of Iqulque. 120 miles south
of -Aroca, was not damaged. With tho
recollection of the August disaster frosh
In their minds, tho people In the earth
quake zone are greatly alarmed
Confessed Briber Fined.
MILWAUKEE. Dec. 2C Former Super
visor August Puis this afternoon pleaded
guilty to brlbory In connection with coun
ty contracts and was lined $700.
"PRAISE FROM SIR HUBERT!"
From Newspnperdom, December 31.1
Tho Salt Lake Tribune has been tho storm center of Utah politics for a long tlnio. Many newspapors built of
less substantial timber would have succumbed to the terrific onslaught made upon it so persistently and so vigorous
ly by polygamous interests.
Tho Tribune is the "State" newspapor of Utah, and its great influence and splendid work in bringing before
the American people tho vast mineral and otlior wealth of Utah have mado it the "king" of all newspapers in its
field It was established in 1870, and since tho day of its incoption it has boon always in harness, doing more than
"ts Bharo of work in bringing to tho attention of tho world tho prosperity of the people of tho Stato of its birth.
The Tribune like many others of our great American newspapers, was not always so prosperous and so powerful as
it is today. Pioneer days aro aUottod to all newspapers. It is in tho course of natural events and conditions that this
should dayg wheQ tllings g,.,; not so bright, perhaps The Tribune was a good newspapor, a newspaper beyond
annreciation of its early readers. And what newspapor has not been through the same "null"? Did not the
- York Sun have its "difficult days"? So did tho Philadelphia Public Ledger, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston
ril tho Kansas City Star and others. Observe where these great newspapers stand in the lino of newspaper success
? . Bacn and every one a monument to obstacles surmounted under almost discouraging conditions at first. As
Wsfruid in the fiold of modern newspapor making today, so stands The Sait Lako Tribune.
In talking with a citizen of Salt Lako on tho goneral subject of Utah newspapors, ho said of Tho Tribune:
"The Tribuno is hated and loved moro loyally than most any other newspaper In America today. Thoso who dis
it road it because it has no equal as a newspaper in Utah; thoso who admiro it swear by it."
"How about Its advertising value7" I asked.
"It is at once the strongest of our newspapers. It is widely road in the territory within roasonablo distanco of
It is said by somo to bo arbitrary in itr, business methods, in that it will not accept advertising which
oTosuot first please tho pcoplo in its business office. It is generally believed to bo the best producer of results of any
of our newspapers."
"HO SERVICE, HO
PAY," PROPOSED LAW
Congressman Says Statute En-,
acted Fifty Years Ago Car
ries This Provision.
ABSENT MEMBERS NOW
DRAW REGULAR STIPEND
Matter Is to Be Brought Before
House; Absent Ones May
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2G. Represen
tative John Wesley Gaines, who is in
favor of enacting a new statute provid
ing that members shall forfeit $13,70
for every day they are absent, an
nounces that as a result of a search
through the old documents at the Cap
itol he has found that a statute, passed
in .1S5C, which prohibits absent mem
bers from collecting their salaries un
less they are kept from their official
duties by illness, has never boen re
pealed. An attempt was mado to enforce this
law, ho says, in the Fifty-second Con
gress, which resulted in a strenuous
e.Tort to repeal the statute in 189-i,
when the Democrats had control of tho"
Representative Gaines will call tho
attention of Congress to tho statute(
ho says, and insist that it bo enforced.
EXPERTS ON STAND
Col. Mann's Case Seems to Hinge Upon
NEW YORK. Dec. 20. The trial of
Col. W. D. Mann on an Indictment for
perjury was resumed before Recorder
Goff, In the Court of General Sessions, to
day. Handwriting Expert D. C. Decker re
sumed his testimony as to the disputed
"O. K." and "W. D. M." of the Count
Reginald Ward letter.
The witness stated that he had discov
ered that the characteristics of the letter
"M" were also true of those found In the
standard evidence of Col. Mann's writing,
but that the material for a comparison
of handwriting In this case was very
During recess Mr Littleton, counsel for
Col. Mann, stated that he did not intend
to cut short his defense merely to get
through with the case. He thought It
possible to ilnlsh the trial by next Mon
day night. Recorder Goff. will go from
tho Recorder's bench to tho supreme
Court, bench at midnight next Monday,
and If the Mann, case is not finished by
that" time It may result In a mistrial.
Several banl: clerics tostltled that tho
disputed writing was Identical with the
' NOT IN LIME LIGHT .
Jerome Continues Probing New York
Life, But Docllnes to Talk.
NEW YORK, Dec. 2fi. The grand Jury
held a special session this afternoon to
continue Its Investigation of the New
York Life Insurance company, which was
begun last week. District Attorney
Jerome spent some time In summing up
before the grand Jury the facts developed
during tho investigation, but he declined
to say anything for publication.
Late In the afternoon Lewis A. Dela
field. personal counsel for George W. Per
kins, appeared at tho District Attorney's
office and talked with that official.
Several bookkeepers of the New Yqr
Life Insurance company have been suo
poenned to give evidence In connection
with tho Information brought out In the
recent examinations of Mr. Perkins and
There was some discussion in the Dis
trict Attorney's office today In regard to
the published statement that If the grand
Jury did not take action during the pres
ent week the statute of limitations might
be Invoked In the cases. This contention
la not supported by the District Attor
RISKS DEATH FOR LOVE
Unexplained Romance in Case of Mex
ican "Who Attempts Suicide.
DETROIT, Mich- Dec. 26. Felipe .Tau
ragul, aged 25 years, said to be tho son
of wealthy parents of Durango. Mexico,
and to have been expelled from that
country for connection with a revolu
tionary movement, attempted to commit
suicide hero this afternoon and fired three
bullets Into his chest.- He has a fair
chance of recovery.
.Tuaragul Is said to have gone to St.
Louis after his expulsion from Mexico
and Joined In the publication of a Mexi
can paper In that city In tho interests
of the revolutionary party. He left there
six weeks ago and enma to Detroit,
where he first earned a precarious living
as a cigar salesman, and then secured
work translating Spanish for a local
printing house. He left a farewell letter
written in Spanish, in which he declared
that he "succumbed to tho ecstasies of
GREAT TASK AHEAD
Many Thousands of Bidders for Reserve
Tracts of Oklahoma.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. Officials In
the General Land office are prepnrlng
to tabulate the bids whloh have been re
ceived for tho sale of about K05.000 acres
of pasture and wood roaorve lands In
Kiowa and Comanche counties, Okla
homa. Between tho 3rd and 15th of this month
the officials of tho Land office received
7C21 individual bids and It Is estimated
that each bidder has bid on an average
.if thlrtv tracts, some of the bidders, it
Is understood, having bid on every one
of the tracts, 25IU In number. This will
necessitate the making and Indexing of
nearly 250,000 cards, and It Is expected
to tabulate this tremendous list, which
which take quite all of throe months, be
fore the highest bidder on all the tracts
can be determined.
FATALLY WOUNDS SELF
New York Managor of American Ex
press Company Attompts Suicide,
NEW YORK, Dec. 26. Benjamin
Brown, financial manager of the Amer
ican and United States Express compa
nies, shot and probably fatally wounded
himself while In an office of the two
companies In the Williamsburg section of
Brooklyn today. Mr. Brown, whoso duty
it Is to inspect the Brooklyn oltices, sent
the mnnagor of the Williamsburg ofTIco
away on an errand, sealed himself In the
window and fired a shot through his
lungs. No reason for his action is
known. . t
Will Suggest Creation of Ono i JS
in Message to Idaho J ill
Legislature. j C,
COAL AND CAR FAMINE i M:
IN THE NORTHWEST j jHj
Freight Trains Have Not Passed ;
Stations for Month or . H
Six Weeks.' j w
WASHINGTON, Dec. 26. Inicrstatt ! j '1
Corainerco Commisisoner Lane, who has ' illlw
direct chargo of ameliorating coal and Sfl
car famine conditions- in the North- .'M
west, is in daily receipt 'of hundreds 1 HI
of letters .from coal dealers and rcsi- ffl
dents in North Dakota, Minnesota, jfl
Wyoming and Idnho. Some of tho I ' , Wm
writers go to tho extent of saying that ' " ffl
in many instances freight trains have t j. W
not passed railroad stations' for a '
month or six weeks, and that hundreds ! M
of thousands of dollars have been lost jjTS
to the farmers and elevator men, par- J
ticularly in North Dakota, bv reason II j
of their failure to obtain cars'to move fij.
their wheat, and flax. S 'J
Commissioner Lane today received a Mt
letter which is a sample of many. j S
from Cheyenne. N. Da., which stated
that on November 28 a car was i V'm
billed for that point, and that' on .' I I'J
tho 17th instant the .car was still on f
the side track and a freight train had ml
not passed up or down for weeks. fm
Gov. Gooding, to whom Commissioner i'Vm
Lane had written for information re- jJL
latuig t conditions in Idaho, states. , Jv?f
"The serious trouble, it seems to
me, is the fact that among the
transportation companies the one im- f ' tfjr
portant consideration in their manage- j Fflf
ment is the securing of dividends r'wfJ
without regard ;o the service rendered i , lj
to the people. The latter consideration ( 4 91
is entirely lost sight o." ; 1 ffl
The Governor of Idaho informs the i 1 1
commissioner that he will recommend ) J'Bj
the creation of a railroad commission ' W
in his annual message to the Legisla- ' r ?
ture. Gov. Gooding includes in his ; i'
letter to Commissioner Lane a copy of J a
a report made by the immigration com- tfj
missioncr, who. after an analysis of - f '
existing conditions, concludes that tho V 1
coal famine in western Wvnming, ttf u
south and southeast Idaho is duo to a vjjff;' j
shortago in motive power and cars. imji
TROUBLE WITH STREET CARS. J . .'W
Soft Spots on Track Causes Derail- j
During the past two days the street ; t 'i
railway has boen showing its weak j'lfe-
spots. on account of wet weather, and ' 11
derailed cars have been frequent, es- t " 1 B I
peciallv on the East Seventh South ! i
and Waterloo lines. Portions of double i m !
tracks have had to be operated as sin- A p
gle tracks, owing to derailed cars, aud , t fm
yestorday morning two ears left the ' ff
track at Ninth East and Fourth South ; 1
street. . J ill
Dr. S. II. Pinkertou, it is reported, V Llj
is to be made physician for the Utah , 1 L
Light and Railway compnnv. to succeed 3") i
Dr. J. S. Richards. Dr. Pinkerton is ' W
phvstcian for the Oregon Short Line. ' m j
While it will be months before the i 1
system is reconstructed and the new I j'
equipment placed in service, there are a ?'i
a few small matters which might re- ' nym
ccivc attention. Why is it that the g jt
conductors of the cars will insist on a In
starting off without passengers? Com- S I
plaints innumerable have been received j 1 J
about this pernicious practice. Most , fi ;jf
of the conductors never look for pas- ' J 'if
sengers. Whenever those in immediate . .Sii
sight havo climbed on, away they go. f b
The more inclement the night, the more 1 - i
often is the habit persisted in. Surely, J I
this can be remedied. . .
HEAPS OP TROUBLE. gl
Has Been Year of Ttials for Railroad m
CHICAGO, Dec. 2h The year lflOfi . iK
will be long remembered as ono of IV
great trials and tribulations for rail- 1
wavs and railway officials that had 'Hi
bro'kon the laws. "Partaking of the zeal '
displayed by President Roosevelt and fitm1
his administration in moving against tli
law-breakers, and further stimulated to T5llil
action by the direct orders from At- mil
tornev-General Moody, and even from 11111
the President himself, the various Fed- fsjl
eral District Attorneys during the year -Mm
have prosecuted moro legal proceedings JKll
against railroads and their officials than saVm
ever before within an equal period in
the history of the countr
Most of theso suits woro brought for Ijjlj
violations of the Elkius law, against Wfi
"iving or receiving rebates, and in most jiuw
instances thoy wore instituted not only iiia
against the railways nnd their officials. tVi
who gave rebates, but also against tho H
individuals or corporations that solicit etl 4
or accepted them. f.'tM
In most instances prosecutions wero il
successful. The fines assessed aggregate jl If
many hundreds of thousands of dollars. f IjTl
Two men were convicted and sontenccd jjtjj
to imprisonment under tho Fed oral con- Jrf
Charges of Peonage.
HOUSTON, Tex., Dec. 26. Vice- -ml
Grand Master Shea of tho Brotherhood 7l
of Locomotive Firemen today au- ; ,4 1
nounced that ho would lav before Cora-
missioner of Labor Neill, who is duo Jj
to arrive from Washington tomorrow, !
charges of peouago against, the South-
orn Pacific railroad, that company hav- (
ing compelled negroes to serve as fire- .j i
men against their wishes. ? f
Southern Pacific officials declare that '"Sl
trains are boing operated on schedule :al;
time. Reports of congestion reach Jw;
Houston from a number of points along HHt
the Atlantic division of tho system. HH
Machinists Got Increase. ;B
CHICAGO, Dec. 26. Tho Chicago & !
Eastern Illinois railroad has announced
an increase in pay to all machinists, '111
following a recent conference. Thoy -Mr.
will receive an ndvanco of 2 cents an 'ill'.-
hour, the maximum being 37 cents and Oil
tho minimum - 35 .cents. Hp