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KTlXXXHm NO. m- established apbil is. 1871. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, THURSDAY MORNING-, FEBRUARY 2, 1911. weather today Pair. 12 PAGES FIVE CENTS. I
Kcrapers of New York Shak
mk by Terrific Explosion
K in New Jersey.
HER AND HER CREW
vanish IN SMOKE CLOUD
ifcReigiiS With Ambulances!
Kd Fire Wagons Rushing
Kimlessly Along Streets.
YORK. Feb. 1. A charge of
Enltc In transit from a freight car
Ko hold of 11 lighter moored at pier
KTt Commuiilpnw, N. J., exploded at
fminute pant noon today. lfiO yards
of the Jersey City terminal of the
Ejral Railroad of New Jersey. In the
Efpre&d niln that followed seven men
fknown to have been killed, seven
Ef an: missing, hundreds were wound
varying reports leave from riftccn
Krcaty more unaccounted for.
Byrty-two seems to bo a conservative
feate of the dead, and property dam
Bd!l liardly fall below $750,000.
K. caufc of the explosion Is varloua
Ktrlbuted to the dropping of a ease
Hfcnamltc and to a boiler explosion on
Eat. The cause probably will never
Ei Jersey Central terminal was
Ekfid. three ferryboats In the slips
Tdsmopei, lower .Muuhaitan, across
Krlr. was shaken up. severe dnm
Kna; done In Brooklyn and Statcn Is
B'snd to the Immigrant detention sta
cm Ellis Island. The shock was felt
JLmltyvlllo, L. I., thlrty-flvc miles
uLnml at Long Branch, N. J-. forty-
Boat Vanishes Utterly.
K lighter receiving the dynnmite
Kkatherinc W.. owned by James Heal
Ktf Jersey City vanished utterly with
Merew of seven men, Including the
Bfar. Edward Traver. Alongside was
Blighter Whistler, which was so badly
Htertd that she sank with her crew
Kro, while the Swedish steel barken -'Ingriil
was ntrlppcd of her rigging
Blwo deck hands aboard were killed.
Bpctnts of ono roan's head were found
Kglng high on a tangled piece ot
Hfec Katherlne W. was tied to the
Kfrr end of the pier, and a crew of deck
was unloading a consignment of
rpound boxes from two freight cars
iK: lighter when the crnsh enme
tfy the Whistler's flagstaff has been.
Tie freight car went up In a
Kof duet. On the rear deck of the
Htntlns Ingrld were found a pair of
Btriicks. They may be the trucks
Bfae dynamite car or of one of the
r four cars standing near, which
torn to bits,
fty yards back stood another car of
mlto. Tlw explosion ripped tho roof
EuJ.lirokc In the doors, hut the dyna
e itself did not explode.
Treats of the Explosion.
K' board the Ingrld the steel mizren
Bt snapped off above the lower yard
ibe tangled wreckage came tumbling
Htf the docks. Everything aloft was
tedflat, but the steel plates of the
H IOQ feet tho pier end -was demol
o. The planking seemed to have
btround to powder. Over tho hrolccn
A1 twisted the steel rails of tracks,
tel gondola car on the southernmost
0t .looked like an old hat tiscd for
3pTbout were strange freaks of the
IVHIon. One freight car had the roof
..Ijwril as if It had been crushed
lHnB boulder, but tho sides were
WUKCd. The Iron sheathing of the
CM house on pier No. C, to the north.
iS PUfhiid inward on tho side nearest
trpiotlon and outward on the farther
(Slfe train shed of the terminal ncar
jK5? whoIe southern exposure nf the
roor collapsed, showering the pas
8 with broken glaari. One man was
K y. a twenty-pound fragment and
rrtrcly cut that he died.
Iilown Out of Engine Cah.
ijnneer on a shunting locomotive
from his cab and died of a
d skull A tugboat captain -was
foni his whcelhouse and fished
he water lifteen minutes later,
the passenger station, damage
INe everywhere. The lloors wore
, wn broken glass. Windows
on the inner court had been
roni the frames, sashes and all.
wore lorn from tho roof. The
i in fem- house clock were lorn
rd box left out in the rain.
e no sashes in most of tho
. ana no gas3 in those that had
ferryboats of the Central Kailroad
M uM thc Somervillc and the
ii.. Klri 11,2 terminal slips, and
:,Tk..La?,WO0(1' Wls Jl,st edging
in! ' A1 of thBI" Greened vio
VHier? ftowcrcd with their own
. v" 4 the wounded passengers
L;.J''rt for treatment,
frtnin.,? "JP terrr was IntcnRliled
ffl i lmlr an hour nobody
n Uil fi-A ,,annc'n-"i or where,
"r floo?' n"? ycrapers thought
lVeTne ,nvth" 8lveftl H.ought
doln i7 ,lb?.vc tllc,n lln'J boen
Token y,tr1,'' acros f Plass
I In tl,l'1cE:.ht'',, willows were
Kla"a u-uVl,ly cllir'. a valuable
-a window was strewn in tho
K)in m Big CIty
SH?1" llnwil,iwh0 haPpencd to be
SPfrth rlvei .lIo.ws looking out over
iMt Into h Bi a.n,' f yellow dust
Bt termlnn 1 ,,oIow u Jersey
hM. Thf. S?v.lLr.wl t,le terminal
'that over?n,inexi. thlng t,l0' noticed
l"lSit nn"!,rBlr' throiiK. There
5Bnut the ,.Ftvnlcs I1 and there
JKrJJ far north as the
iWfc. taned, on Pago Two.
! T0 CARRY OUT TERMS
f MRS. EDDY'S WILL
iMncoXardM 1110,1 b' ll,e Chrls
K'nB m 1 th suPrpne Judicial
EfV. f certr.it, . 1 " editor and the
I Mrt T i?i?u.lr.ust.,Jutl''ntures exc-
nlta S? ?h"r r,a' estate in
"rch of pi.V. , rtlroctors of the
2; IdiirS , ScI""tlst. in Uo
'"M Wati1'? ,,,Hler th" will.
K estimated at 41,500,000.
U.S. TARS TAKE
"MARETTA, TJ. S. S.
Marines Lauded From Gunboat
jMarictta and From British
GOVERNMENT TROOPS FLEE
Forces of Bonilla, Rebel Leader,
AVill Occupy the City in a
PUERTO CORTEZ. Honduras, Feb.
t. Tho evacuation of Puerto Cortcz by
Honduran government troops hus taken
place and the town is now in the hands
of thc American and British marines,
who are awaiting thc arrival of tin
forces of General Manuel Bonllla, leader
of the revolutionists.
Several clays ago trenches were dug
and guns placed outside tho town and
government troops were stationed there
to opposo tho. Insurgents, but these were
withdrawn ilonday afternoon, the gov
ernor having asked the commander of
the international forces for forty-eight
hours In which to evacuate the city. Ho
also asked for protection, and marines
werft landed from the United States
gunboat aiarlctla and the British
Prior to this orders had been issued
that no fighting would be permitted with
in Puerto Cortez. and the collier Caesar
was sent In search of General Lee Chrlst
mas, who Is believed to be on his way
DOCTORS OPERATE TD
Plaintiff' Risks Life in-Order to'
Show Jury Malpractice by
HE MAY DIE FROM EFFECTS
Court Warned Him Not to Do
Anything So Rash, but He
' "LOS ANGELES. Cal.. Feb, 1. Sur
geons' knives laid bare the vitals of a
living man today for the purpose of pro
ducing evidence better than conflicting
expert medical testimony ln a $50,000
damage suit for alleged malpractice,
which is now on trial In the superior
court, Henry 'Christie, a shoe merchant.
Is the plaintiff in the case, and it was
he who submitted today to the ordeal,
which established a precedent ln thc ob
taining of evidence, but which may cost
him his life
Christie sued Dr. Rea Smith for $50,000.
alleging that when tho surgeon operated
upon him to cure a chronic aliment of
thirty yearm' standing, he had left a per
manent opening In his side, which was
entirely unnecessary and caused rreat
Christie brought Into court Doctors E.
S. PillBbury and W. W. Severance to es
tablish his contention, and decided upon
the second operation when Dr. Smith
produced Dr. Granville IVIcGowan to
provo that the permanent opening and
the sewing of a severed intestine to the
walls of the abdomen was essential to
saving tho patient's life, becauso of an
Interfering tumor of large size.
Judge iiauKer at first assented to the
proposition of having court and Jury wit
ness thc operation. T:hen, realizing the
gravo aspect of the case, ho advised
Christie not to rlBk his life, and declined
to be present. Hut Christie was deter
mined, and today he went under the
knife at a hospital.
Dr. Plllsbury opened his abdomen in
the preaeiico of thtj other surgical ex
perts and the defendant. Dr. Smith, He
removed some scarred tissue and closed
the opening which Christie alleged had
damaged htm to tho extent of $50,000.
An enlarged gland was also removod.
but the surgeons stated that it was not
of the size Dr. Smith assertod.
Christie was under tho knife two hours
and forty-live minutes, and is very weak
tonlphl. but the surgeonci declare 'hat
he has a good chanco for rccovery
CONVICTS MAY CONSTRUCT
TUNNEL FOR MOFFAT ROAD
Colorado Legislative Bill Authorizes
State to Build It and Then
Sell it to Railway.
DENVER; Colo., Feb. 1. Tomorrow
being the last day for Introducing new
measures la the eighteenth general as
sembly, a flood of billa were received at
Hie desks of tho rlorks of thc two
branches of the legislature.
Tomorrow a bill will bo Introduced pro
viding for thc construction of the MonTat
nillrond tunnel through James peak. It
authorizes the state treasurer to Ikhuo
fii.000.000 ln bonds. The hilt gives the
Denver. Northwestern & Pacific railroad
known ns the Moffat road, thc first op
tion on leasing or purchasing the tunnel
Thc purchase price, according to tho
measure, shall bo "whatever said tun
nel may have cost tho state."
Convict labor Is to be uhgcI and every
person sentenced to any Jail for a por oil
t of six months or more inuy bo compelled
I to labor on tho tunnel.
to form a Junction with General Bonilla.
Christmas, however, could not he found.
Runners also were dispatched as far
as tho Ulna river to notify him of the
intended evacuation and the forty-eight-hour
guarantee of protection.
Two special trains conveyed the gov
ernment soldiers to' San Pedro, and Com
mander Cooper of the Marietta assumed
Tho railroad requested Commander
Cooper to furnish a guard at San Pedro,
fearing the road would be seized by the
governor. A detachment was sent there,
which is about twenty-fiv.e miles south
west of Puerto Mortez.
An American planter from Coterido,
twelve miles east of Tola, who arrived
here In a gasoline boat, says that neither
Colorado nor Tela has been captured by
the revolutionists, He saw a. schooner
near Tela. Thin probably was thc Ro
mera, with Insurgents aboard.
Reports from Ceiba say that many
bodies are being found in the woods
AWARD eRITISH W
Innocence of Royal Plaintiff Le
gally Established by Suit Fol
lowing Scandal Rumor.
WOMAN IN CASE TESTIFIES
Matron Says She Saw Ruler Only
Few Times, and That He
Never Married Her.
LONDON, Feb. I. The report oft
repeated that ICing George while a cadet
in the royal navy morganatically married
a daughter of Sir Michael Culme-Sey-mour
was given complete refutation ln
the highest court of England today.
Edward F. Mylius. London agent and
distributor of thc Liberator, a republi
can paper published In Paris, which ro
vlved the tale, last November, was tried
on a charge of seditious libel, promptly
convicted and given a maximum penalty
of twelve months' Imprisonment.
In pronouncing sentonco. Lord Chief
Justice Alverstono said tho punishment
was Inadequate for one who had chosen
a weapon for a personal attack upon
his majesty, from the use of which every
honorable man would recoil.
Scandal an Old One.
The story had been current a long
time, hut It became specially irritating
to British sensibilities upon King George's
accession. As published by Edward IT.
James, editor of the Liberator, it set
forth that ln the life-time of the Duke
of Clarence, his eldest brother, and before
George became heir to the throne, tho
future king visited Malta, where ho fell
In love with and married Mary Eliza
beth Culme-Seymour, eldest daughter of
the admiral, then stationed at Malta as
commandor-ln-chlef of tho Mediterranean
This was supposed to be In 1S00: but
the admiralty records showed that the
icing .did not hold an appointment on
any ship that visited Malta between the
fall of 1SSS and the summer of 1S93. The
marriage records of the island of Malta
were produced to prove that no such
marriage had been recorded.
Admiral Culme-Seymour swore that his
two daughters, one of whom had sinco
died, never had had an opportunity to
meet his ma Jest y.
Woman in tho Case Testifies.
The daughter In question, now the wife
of Captain D. Napier, entered the wit
ness box and said she had seen tho king
but three times ln her life.
Mylius offered no testimony and did
not examine tho crown's witnesses. Ho
confined his defense, which he conducted
himself, to technicalities, asserting that
ho could not be legally tried ln thc ab
sence of his accuser.
The proceedings bimc to a dramatic
dope, when, after sentence had been pro
nounced. Sir Rufus Isaac road a letter
from King George, in which the writer
sot forth that only the advice of the
officers of tho crown that, such a course
would be unconstitutional had prevented
him from appearing personally In tho
courtroom and nuhlicly branding as un
true tho allegation that ho had ever en
tered Into marriage alliance other than
that contracted with Queen Mary.
St. Jofsoph's Church Burns.
BUTTE, Mont.. Fob. 1. Fire tonight
destroyed St. Josephjs church and school
In Meaderville. entailing a loss of nearly
SCO. 000. on which there was only $l.r.,
000 Insurance. It. is believed to have
originated in the boiler-room of tho
church, In which fire was kept all night
for the purpose or kceing the school
Rigid Rule Is Adopted to Pre
vent Any Concentration
LIMITS MANY MEMBERS TO .
PLACE ON ONE COMMITTEE
Regulation Will Go Into Effect
When Democrats Organize
WASHINGTON. Feb. 1. Another radi
cal step to prevent thc coi'ontration of
power in a few handH In tiic house of
representatives was taken tonight by the
newly designed members of the ways and
means committee of the next congress.
It was determined that In the make
up of the committees of thc next house
the chairman of all committees that have
power to prepare appropriation bills and
the chairmen of the Judiciary, interstate
ami foreign commerce and District of
Columbia committee, shall not be mem
bers of any other committees than those
over which they preside.
This will add eleven to thc number of
members who are to be expressly limited
to service on a single committee. The
Democratic caucus which chose thc four
teen members of the, ways and means
committee restricted them to service on
that committee and gave them the power
to select the other com mil tecs.
Tho announcement was given out by
Chairman Underwood as "tho settled
policy of this committee."
While the committee has not the power,
as had the Democratic caucus, to prohibit
a member from serving on another com
mittee. Chairman Underwood made it
clear tho committee in filling up thc other
committees will adhere to thc rule.
The rule will affect the chairmen of
the following committees:: Appropriation,
foreign a.ffalrs, Indian affairs, military
affairs, p.nvnl affairs, pensions and post
offices and post roads: In addition to three
specifically named by Ihe committee,
judiciary, interstate and foreign com
merce and District of Columbia.
No definite action was taken on the
plan for tariff legislation, although that
subject was discussed. Chairman Un
derwood said thc rules committee will not
be selected until after March -i.
ARCHBISHOP RYAN NEAR
DEATH, LEAVES MESSAGE
Voices Patriotic Sentiment During the
Visit of Cardinal Gibbons to
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 1. The Most
Ruv. Patrick John Ryan, archbishop of
Philadelphia, who lias laid almost at the
point of death since last Thursday,, is still
alive, but his condition is critical.
In the afternoon he gave what is prob
ably his last message to the world and
I1I3 adopted country, through Cardinal
Gibbons, who visited him at the cathe
Cardinal Gibbons made two visits to
the. dying prqlato today On tho first visit
when ho entered the room tho arch
bishop's eyes were closed and the cardi
nal placed his hand gently on his head,
saying, "Your grace docs not know me."
"After forty-four years I know every
tone of your eminence's voice, and now
I am, as I ever have been, profoundly
convinced, that you are the Instrument
of Providence for thc promotion of every
good thing for our church and country."
replied the archbishop, without opening
his eyes. Then he added:
"If we keen our country conservative
no country will be as great as this. No
country has such elements of greatness
as this. If tills nation Is to last it must
be governed by tho same principles in
thc future as in the past."
CHAMP CLARK TAKES
POLL ON RECIPROCITY
Democrats In House Apparently Are In
Favor of Ratifying the Canadian
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1. The attltudo
of tho house Democrats towards the reci
procity agreement with Canada is being
canvassed at thc instance of Minority
Today lie asked every state delegation
to take up the matter and report to him
so that he might know the general tem
per. New York, led by Representative Sul
zer. started tho ball rolling and the con
ference was unanimously In favor of
adopting the Canadian agreement. Vir
ginia delegates held a meeting at the
same timG and the consensus of opinion
was for thc agreement.
Democrats from other slates talked
over the situation, and the sentiment, so
far as It developed, seemed to bo that
the Democrats should pass the measure.
Secretary of State Knox and Special
Agent Charles M. Pepper of tho state
department. In a hearing beforo tho ways
and means committee next Thursday, will
urge the Republicans to support thc
MINE WORKERS DECIDE TO
MEET IN INDIANAPOLIS
COLUMBUS. O.. Feb. 1. Indianapolis
was chosen today as tho next year's con
vention city of the United Mine Workers
of America by delegates attending the
International convention here, which
closed after being in session fourteen
Thc convention appointed Duncan Mc
Donald of Illinois and William Green of
Ohio as fraternal delegates to the com
ing convention of tho Western Federa
tion of Miners. This action may mean
thc early merging of the two organiza
tions. Delegates went on record against Sun
day work in thc mines by making from
thc record a recognizing of Sunday work
HITS NORTHERN STATES
ST. PAUL. Minn.. Feb, 1. Northern
Minnesota. North and South Dakota and
several Canadian provinces today were
swopt by a snow iuuI sleet blizzard, ac
companied by high winds, which tonight
showed no abatement. Duluth streets
are piled high with snow and schools
are closed there today. Trains are re
ported stalled at various oolhts in tho
Power Sites Withdrawn,
WASHINGTON. Feb. 3. President
TnfL today withdrew for water power
sites -(40 acres along Lake Fork, Utah.
' PUZZLE PICTURE
' . . "
L4Jl 44 Mil I
Wh'cl Is the Hazier?
JUAREZ PREPARES TO
REPEL REBEL ATTACK
Fugitives Hurry Over to EL Paso
for Safety, but Some Are
Turned Back by Soldiers.
FIGHT AT SIERRA MON1JA
Nearly a Hundred Persons Killed
in Battle Which Was Won
by Diaz Troops.
EL PASO, Feb. 2. Passengers
on a Mexican. Central train which -arrived
here early this morning say
thati a force of 1500 Mexican rebels
are within two miles of Juarez and
are preparing to attack the city.
EL PASO. Tex., Feb. 1. Authorities
of Juarez, across thc river from tills city,
regard thc situation as so acute that they
are fortifying tho city to be ready for
an attack. Sandbags have been placod
around the barracks occupied by the fed
eral troops and a large number of mines
have been secretly placed ln thc south
western part of tho city. Heavy mines
have also been planted around the bar
racks and customs house.
Insurrcctos are reported within loss
than 100 miles of Juarez In considerable
numbers and openly boast of their inten
tion of taking the city within Ibo next
week. Thc streets of Juarez are pa
trolled by soldiers night and day.
Ono hundred Mexican cavalry left
Juarez tonight with a supply of dyna
mite to be used in blowing up the tracks
of the Mexican Central to prevent In
surrcctos using marooned trains.
All amusomonts ln Juarez were closed
at 9 o'clock and thousands of Mexicans
arc spending tho night in El Paso.
United States troops from Ft. Bliss have
been stationed at tho American side of
thc two bridges crossing tho Rio Grande.
Company E of the Twenly-thlrd Infantry
bus been sent to thc smelter, located four
miles north of El Paso, on thc river bank.
All persons rrossing to E Paso are be
ing subjected to tho closest scrutiny.
BATTLE AT SIERRA MONIJA.
Sevonty-flve Insurrectoa and Twelve Diaz
Soldiers Perish In Fight.
MEXICO CITY, Feb. L Seventy-five
revolutionists and twelve government sol
diers were killed in a battle at Sierra.
Monlja, near San Lorenzo. Chihuahua.
January '20. according to an official tele
gram recolved here tonight.
The message da.ted thc day of the bat
tle was delayed by tho cutting of tele
graph wires. The report said among tho
slain In thc fight were Basque Orizico,
father of one of the leaders In thc revo
lutionary movement, and Jesus Pachecho.
who had taken part in the Insurrection in'
Many rifles and horses were captured
bv tho federals. According to this re
port the rebels were routed after a fight
that lasted from 2 o'clock In the afterr"
noon until dark.
MURDER TRIAL WILL
BE DECIDED SOON
FORT BENTON. Mont., Teh. 1. Tho
trial of Paul Freeze, accused of the
murder of Frank "'. Gllmore on October
C last, has progressed quite rapidly, and
at the time of adjournment tills evening
the state had about completed its evi
dence. The witnesses examined were Sheriff
Collins and Deputy Sheriff Kommers of
Great Falls. Dr. Fairfield and William
Glrard. in whose well the murdered man
was found. Defendant's mother and sis
ter, from Washington, aro In attendance
upon thc trial, and during tho intermis
sion visited with him. It is expected
that the case will be decided tomorrow
ABOUT TARIFF BOARD
WASHINGTON. Feb. 1. Democratic
members of congress appear to be getting
ready to lock horns on the pormunent
tariff board measure, a situation which
Republican leaders arc snid to be doing
little to discourage The fact that Demo
crats of both brandies may bo found in
opposite camps was disclosed today when
senate Republican leaders began a can
vass to determine whether they can mus
ter enough votes to pass the house bill.
Not After Ballingor Job.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 1. Senator Car
tor of Montana today requested tho pub
lication of his denial of a report that
Secretary Ballinsrer Is about to give place
to himself an secretary of thc Interior.
BY SPEAKER CAI9I
Vision of. Champ Clark "Booted
and Spurred" Conjured Up
by " Uncle .Joe."
CALLS AGREEMENT TREATY
Finds Fault by Implication With
Legislative Procedure to
Have Pact Ratified.
WASHINGTON. Feb. I. "in a month's
timo wc will be ' called upon to enact
the reciprocity agreement with Canada
into u law; but I don't know what wu
are going to do with it we will have to
como to a compromise that'eares for tho
Industries of all our people."
This was Speaker Cannon's declaration
at the banquet rif the National Associa
tion of Wool Manufacturers tonight in a
speech in which ho defended the Paync
Aldrlch tariff act as t lie best revenue
measure ever enacted, adding that lie
had no apology to make for it in any
Several speeches had boon made con
cerning schedule IC, the famous wool
schedule, and when Speaker Cannon
aroiie shortly after midnight there was
an animation in his countenance that
commanded a hushed silence from tho
hundreds of guests.
Praises Tariff Law.
The speaker reviewed the various
tariff acts which ho has dealt with in
congress When he came to the Payne
law. ho said:
"Through all tho criticism which has
been heaped upon it. I havo stood by It
I have said it was right. I have not
apologized for It In any respect.
"The people have given tho Democrats
a majority of sixty-seven in tiiu next
house and they have made great gains
In the senate. God knows, I don't, what
Champ Clark, booted and spurred, will
do. 1 have great respoct for him. but
he does not represent the same school
of thought, that I do. V'en Champ
Clark sends a. bill to the senate, I really
don't know what the senate Is going to
do with It.
"The constitution of the United States
says revenue bills shall originate in the
house and that tho president shall make
treaties with the consent of the senate.
We've lately sent to congress a commer
cial agreement in name, but a treaty In
reality, but it went primarily to the
What Will Tanners Say?
"In a month's time wo will bo called
upon to enact It Into law. I don't
know what we are going to do with IL
"Ask tho fruitgrowers of California
what they are going to do when Cana
dian fruits arc free. What answer are
we to give to one-third of the popula
tion of the country tho farmers?
"They'll only come to a compromise
after all. So far as 1 am concerned,
with all the work of the congress. I do
not believe that by legislation originat
ing in the house and consented to by
the senate, wc can do so groat a work
In the double somersault and hon-skip-and-jump
fashion expected of us,"
A speech also was made by Senator
Warren of Wyoming.
MONTREAL. Feb. 1. By a vote of 30
to !! the board of trade In annual session
yesterday passed a resolution declaring
against the reciprocity agreement with
the Unitod States.
PRESIDENT CURTAILS HIS
TRIP; EXTRA SESSION?
Passage of Reciprocity Agreement With
Canada Insisted Upon by National
WASHINGTON. Feb. 1. President
Tuft's announcement today that the
southern tour, which he had planned to
take early next month, will bo canceled
with tho oxceptlon of his visit to Atlanta,
March 10, started political tongues to
wagging with rumors thai his purpose
wns to prcir for a possible extra, ses
sion of congress in '.'asii the present ses
sion falls to enact the reciprocity agree
ment between the United States and
Pressure of business and too many In
vitations to visit places in tho south
while making the tour are the masons
assigned for the cancellation of the trip.
Fears have benn expressed that tho
senate will "lalk the reciprocity measure
to death." or kill It in some other way.
although It is believed tho house, proba
bly with thc aid of tho Democrats, will
An extra session would force action on
the question, with thc chances apparent
ly In favor of the president gelling his
Transcontinental Association I ill
Will Meet in This City
Next June. . i
FIFTY-THREE RAILROADS 1 1 1
ARE TO BE REPRESENTED J I ii
Exposition Rates, Stopovers jj
and Other important Matters j jij
Scheduled for Discussion.
"Next meeting Transcontinental Pas- 1
sengcr association will be hold ln Salt figfj
This was the brief dispatch received in isjiiil
this city Wednesday afternoon from Chi- Slil!
cago. It means that, beginning June U mm
next, representatives of fifly-tlirec rail- K fit 11
road companies or their affiliated lines fill!
Avill be in this elty to discuss liupor- 1 nl
tant railroad questions. It means also ' ! V
that the Invitation which was extruded f h J
by thc Salt Luke City Commercial club, s ill
and which was personally conveyed to ft (til
the convention now in session In Chicago litii'
by President J. II. Johnson, has been sic- EfilS
ceptcd and that next Juno railroad men K lift
representing the passenger departments j
of practically every railroad west of Chi- E S 1
cago will meet hero to discuss matters fi H
of passenger rates, stop-over privileges. IS
colonist and other rates. w , II
Bates for Exposition. I
One of the most important matters 1 fl
likely to come beforo the session will be R J
tho question of transcontinental rates for H j!
the Panama-Pacilli" exposition, to be held R !
In San Francisco in 1915, together with w i m
sloti-oer privileges on all tickets sold K fit
to the exposition city. Among local rail- 6 i K
ro.1 d men there Is no oucstion thut the ' fl
association will grant at least a ten- E I N
day stop over on all such tickets. This B g
will bo ono of tho things which tho Coin- l
mcrclal club and tho hushies.'-. men v.-I'd to I it
urge upon tho meeting of tho assocla- B S Ii
lion. K a (
From the expression of local railroad fe K
mull thnrt? Is little reason to doubt Ibil : f,
the association will accede to the miues' !
of the business men of this city and
grant thu privilege. Should the .session li fi J
of the association now being he'd in fc c 1
Chicago fail to lake action on the mat- K I
ter of stop-overs on all transcontinental f. : I
tickets, regardless of the exposition, this jj I
matter will be taken up In earnest by V S
representatives from the western cities E 51 f
at the Juno mooting. 5
Many Roads Represented. j ! j
At the' meeting to, be held in this city f i
next June the following roads will be t fl
represented: t j
Arizona Eastern, Atchison. Tnpcka & , 1
Santa Fe, Atchison. Topoka & Santa. Fe. &
Coast lines. Canadian Pad tie. Chicago n
&. Alton. Chicago a Eastern Illinois. Chi- U !
cago & North-Western, Chicago. Hurling- s
ton & Qulncy. lines oast of the Missouri I
river, lines west of the Missouri river, ! J
Chicago Great Western. Galveston. liar- j J J
rlsburg & Sun Antonio. Great Northern. ! !i I
Gulf. Colorado & Santa Fe, Houston, K'ist t 11
& West Texas, Houston & Texas Con- ft A
tral. Illinois Central. Iowa Central. Sill
Louisiana Western. Minneapolis. S't. Paul 1 )
& Sault Ste. Marie. Minneapolis & St. R HP
Louis, Missouri, Kansas fz Texas system. jr jj
Missouri Pacific, Morgan's Louisiana & K I
Texas Railroad & Steamship company. I D
Northern Pacific, Oregon & Washington, 1 fl
Oregon Railroad & Navigation company, I R
Chicago. Milwaukee & Puget Sound. Chi- f
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul. Chicago. fi 1
Rock Island it El Paso. Chicago, Rock In- t n
land & Gulf. Chicago. Rock Island & Pa- m fl
clfic, Chicago. St. Paul, Minneapolis & l J
Omaha. Colorado & Southern. Colorado ( !
Midland. Denver & Rio Grande, El Paso B
it Southwestern system, Fort Worth & I jj
Denver City, Oregon Short Line. Pacific (j JJ
Coast Steamship company. St. Louis it fj a
San Francisco, Si. Louis, Iron Mountain I I
& Southern. Santa Fe. Prescolt &. 1
Phoenix. San Francisco & Portland 5 jj
Steamship company. San Pedro. Los An- f R
geles & Salt Lake, Sonora railway, n
Southern Pacific Railroad of Mexico, ?
Southern Pacific compary CPacific sys- n
tern). Spokane. Portland & Seattle, Texas
it Now Orleans. Texas & Pacifir, Union R
Pacific, Wabash, and Western Pacific. F
OIL CARRIES PRAIRIE I
FIRE ACROSS A RIVER
More Than $100,000 Damage Caused by ijjjj
Flames Floating on Surface
of Water. U
BARTLESVILLK. Okla.. Feb. 1. A !
prairie fire, which has dom more than t
SIOO.ODO-damage to oil and farm property. In I
is sweeping across Washington county. EJi
Oil on the Cancy river is burning for two f
miles. Oil companies have 200 men vlli
fighting the flames. til1
The fire started this afternoon In ilu fR'
oil pools near Young's lake. In the north- It
orn part of the slate and. fanned by a StJ
northwest wind, swept derricks, tanks I, R
and rigs before It. No loss of life hai l-'jl
A number of farmers living in the dis- c
trlct were compelled to build back fire. J li
place their belongings on tho binned jj
tracts, and tlee. 11
It was hoped the fire would be checked nil
when it reached Caney river, but oH I K
waste on the water curried the fire to I li
the opposite bank. ( It
A call was sent to Bartlcsville for help. j.-U
and automobiles carried men to fight tho j H
flames. Persons living north of Dewey r. 1
were greatly alarmed, but no serious j I!
damage is reported there. J'K
AmoniT tiie oil companies whose prop- ;B
crty was damaged arc the Prairie Oil I B
and Gas company, thc Central Oil nnc till
Gas company, and the Caney Vul.cy O'l tr
REAR ADMIRAL SPERRY i
SUCCUMBS TO PNEUMONIA ! j
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1. Hear Ad-
miral Charles S. S perry, reti rod, , wh" - f.
successfully piloted the.Lniteil Jatatoa , 1
fleet, around the world in lflOS-0, died ; j
in the naval medical school hospital , ti
here today of pneumonia. . 5
The best known service of the dc , I
ceased officer was his trip around tho ::P
world as commander in chief of tho At- ;
lantic fleet. lie assumed charge of the j
fleet at San Francisco in Muv. ,1!KU.. W
and relinquished his command atter the , I I
-sse)8 hud arrived in Hampton Roails : f
in the spriuc of 1009. . i
Collision Fatal to Two. (
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.. Feb. 1. Miss Edna (j ,
Cooper and Stanley Clark arc deud. and w
four companions are Injured, three h1
probably fatally, as a result of a col- j
lision between n Chlcugo Great Western if
motor car and an automobile, in which I
six young people were riding, tonight. t I
Miss Margaret Smith, one of thc fatally !
Injured, Is a daughter of Col. A. L. : f
Smith, quartermaster s department, U. b. ; f
A., Now York City. E