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HOlTlXXXII., NO. 143. established apbil L ibti. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, MONDAY MORNING-, MARCH 6, 1911. weather today-show. 10 PAGES FIVE CENTS 1
I NOUGHT TUFT
Republican Leaders Surprised
When President Called Extra '
Session of Congress.
senators MADE BETS
I AGAINST PROPOSITION
Impossible to Forecast Length
I of Session, or What Action
; Will Be Taken.
WASHINGTON', March 5. Notwith
standing ho positlvencss with which
I President Taft had repeatedly stud. In
ill but dlrecL and official language, that
jnless congress should ratify the Can
adian reciprocity agreement, e would
summon an extra session to resume con
ilderation of the subject, hi? fulfillment
if that threat within two h'ours of ad
journment was an actual surpriso to
nany members of congress.
It was especially so irthe senate. As
ate as an hour before final adjourn -nent
yesterday, leading senators made
lets Lherc would be jfb extra session.
' Pressure, nothing'' less than tremen
lous. has been brought to bear on the
idmlnlslratlon anJ' members of congress
o prevent the calling of the extra ses
ion. L'ntil the last moment rumors were
ncessanl that a way would be found to
' One of the most persistent was thai
here were in progress negotiations be
ween l ho president and the Canadian
:overnmenr looking to the withdrawal of
Iajie agreement uy one party or me oiner
ho as to give excuse for withholding the
r. An Alleged. Understanding,
tfr Another rumor was that there was an
understanding between the president and
Ihe Republican leaders In congress that
wie or morn of the appropriation bills,
lucfcrably the general deficiency bill,
rarae to be "lost In the shuffle.'" so that
ihe snc-ial session would be unavoidable,
pstill another was that the leaders had
Retermlned to hold up some appropria
tion In which the White House was espc
plallj interested, and at the last moment
frnake its passage conditional upon the
Abandonment of Ihe extra session pro
Sect. The blockade of the appropria
tion bills in the filibusters in both houses
-cstorda tended to give color to these
fetories. Some go so far as to say that
If certain senators had believed the
president would actually make good his
threat, they would have made strenuous
efforts to pass the reciprocity bill.
I' Whatever may be the truth, there can
he no doubt that .the president's extra
session proclamation mot scant welcome
nt the hands of those members of con
gress who. after the stress of the last
pession. will barely have time to go home
Ifor a brief respite to adjust their nf
ffnlrs for another session, which many
"think will oxtend far into the summer.
May Last Until December.
I There are those who believe it will
file so long as to leave only a "construc
tive recess" before the regular session
.begins in December,
g Any prediction of the length of the
Special session must be sheer specula
tion. The Democrats of the house who
Jvvlll initiate tariff legislation, have had
na time to inaugurate plans. Any pro
gramme prepared now or at any t.ime
Tvithlti the next few weeks would be sub
Ject to sweeping changes dictated by
cbntlngenclcs. and which the adminis
tration, the IDemocratic house or the
Republican senate, neither could foresee
"1 The best Informed leaders of both par
lies realize that whatever mav be the
sentiment throughout the country there
tan be no sudden reduction of customs
I Demor-raic leaders of the house will
have many conferences in the coming
esslon with members of their party In
Uw senate. This fact became known
todav. when it was announced unofficial -,jy
that expenditures will bo considered
In connection with revenue,
if Actual Work for Committee.
? It was suggested that work will be
Jjlven to the committees on expenditures
'3 n the various dcnartmi?ni. which In
IBpast have been empty assignments in
ded only io give to the chairman
(thereof extra allowances for clerk hire
Hand similar perquisites. The same con
Haitlon of alTairs lias existed in the sen
Hate. H$ Some. Ijcinocralic leaders have come to
the conclusion that they have before
itnein a greater work than revision of the
"jtarlff. They realize that the executive
departments arc called upon to expend
fgretu sums of money as the result of
rpubllc sentiment and that congress must
Jjaupply the means for these expenditures,
OmPr t,,se the expenditures.
RK Confronted with the rcsponslbilltv of
I initiating any revision of the tariff which
"ay be attempted following action upon
itlie Canadian reciprocity agreement, the
'Democratic leaders are already giving
thought to the dilemma. They realize
that if tariff legislation should be passed
"' J"'0 house which would provide In
Lsufflcletit revenues, the senate probably
Would at once amend It.
Veto Is Possible,
i In the event of supremacy of the house
111 conference, which Is not Improbable
In view of tlx fnot that the senate will
ne barely Republican and a portion of
its majority comprised of insurgents who
?Jiny act with the Democrats, it is not
doubted that President Taft. would use
riilp. v?U)l 1,1 rsl,-t- n strongly intl
nated as much.
Many persons think, therefore, that few.
lactunl tariff changes will result from the
'extraordinary session. .
lr borne conservative Democrats arc al
krendy arguing that their party was in
llo wise responsible for the extra session.
Jml that hnd It not been called by the
President, the tariff question would have
tnecn postponed until the regular session
fPe "iUng In December.
:t Th'.si will try to have the uueallon of
reduced import duties considered next
'.winter In connection with a mdlcal re
St,- of Pt'nclllurcs.
S- if this course were followed, tho spe-
'cial session of congress mlcht not. last
fxnore than forty-five days If the vlcwr
kpr members wljo favor general tariff ro
fcYislou prevail, nobody can forecast tht
y.cngth of the extra session.
IMPRESS OF GERMANY
K ANNOYED BY CRAZY MAN
WNj BEFnIX, March t. The empress was
aub ccied to an finbarrasslng Incident
wiille attending divine services at the
'Harmon church today. A cleric In the
tHtU5Ucal bureau, Franz l.ukat. sud
IKflenly snrang to his feet during the serv
Hice, and in a loud voice read tho lntro
Juctorv j-entence of a letter which he
p'w from his pocket.
Then he threw the letter into the roval
w at the feet nf tlK- empress. The
ian -was arrested. ll is apparently
Mrs. Eddys S on
Who SignedAway .
Rights lo Estate
GEORGE W. GLOVER.
SPENDS CASH LIKE
A. W. Carmichael, "Wheat Broker
of Atlanta, Ga., Takes in Sights
of New York.
CHANGES HOTELS EACH DAY
Declares That He "Musn't Be a
Cheap Skate" on His Honey
NEW YORK. March 5. A. W. Car
michael, wheat broker of Atlanta, Ga..
London and Chicago, is in town. Part
ot his cash also is here and much of
,11 will be left here. His bride is here,
but she expects to stay with tho broker.
Carmichael, who 13 rosy checked, styl
ishly dressed and quiet in manner, saw
Broadway late vestcrday and made a
little excitement. Carmichael is hero on
his honeymoon, having married a pretty
manicurist recently in Atlanta and both
alone and in his wife's company he show
ered gold and bills In cafes, millinery and
tailor shops and other places.
Despite his reserve he has a breer.i
r.csa that stimulates bell hops, chauf
feuis waiters and startled barkeepers.
He scared salesmen and delighted his
bride with his purchases for her. In
fact, he had a lovely day and he became
so popular that toward evening ho de
cided it would be wise for him to change
hotels with his bride.
The gossip Is that ho plans to live In
a different hotel each day and to engage
the most expensive suite in each so that
his experience during his brief stay In
New York may 1kj as varied as possible.
" "It's nothing," said he as he flipped
a gold eagle to a waiter this afternoon
In the Holland house before taking a
taxlcab for another hotel.
"My boy, I expect to have only one
honeymoon In my life, and of course 1
mustn't be a cheap skate."
The broker ordered a 1.S0 cigar and
exhibited a roll of thousand dollar bills.
He got In the city from Atlanta on Fri
day morning. Ho made it distinctly un
derstood that h put Atlanta on the hotel
register because that's where he got his
bride. He spends part of the lime In
London, but regards the world as his
home. Down In Atlanta, he bought twelve
suits of clothes and handed the tailor a
$1000 bill. But those clothes did not
last him long in this city, and he felt
It necessary to vjslt a Fifth avenue
tailor yesterday and order a few more
suits. When asked If it wa.3 true that
he carried $200,000 in bills in a suitcase,
the broker said:
"Oh, not so many as that. What's
the use? There are plenty of banks and
I hardly need that much to get along
in New York. This Is a cheap town,
vou know, nothing like Paris or St.
The young Croesus Is waiting for
"Charley De'U-Islu." a chauffeur whom
he plck&d up In Atlanta, lo reach here
and get ready for the trip to Europe.
Then the broker means to buy a car for
a tour of the continent.
They expect to sail for Europe on
CHARLES D. HILLES CHOSEN
AS NORTON'S SUCCESSOR
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury to
Become Secretary to the
WASHINGTON. March n. Official an
nouncement was made today that Charles
D. Hllles. assistant secretary of the treas
ury. Is lo succeed Charles D. Norton as
secretary to the president April I.
The announcement came from the
White House and was made public at
a luncheon given in honor of Mr. Hllles
by Mr. Norton at the latter s home.
President Taft stopped In at the recep
tion which followed.
Mr. Norton on April 5 will become vice
president .of the First Natlonnl bank of
From the moment that it became known
that Mr. Norton was lo retire from the
secretaryship at the White House, the ra
yon had been current that Mr. Hllles
would be the new secretary. Several
months ago. however, Mr. Hllles had
made arrangements to retire from public
lift- and had entered Into a partnership
agreement with Edmund Dwjght of New
York lo act as general agent of an as
surance company of London.
Wln President Taft urged .Mr. miles'
to accept the office of secretary, this part
nership agreement stood In the way. Mr.
Hillcssald he was deflnitelj committed,
and snw no way out of It. Leaders or
the Republican parly brought their In
fluence to bear upon Mr. Hllles to ac
cent IheNpoat nt the While House.
Matters were at a standstill until Pres
ident Taft sent for Mr. Dwlght. explained
the sltuntion to him and secured hla
consent to the dissolution of the part
nership agreement. Thin left Mr. Hllles
free to accept and the formal announce
ment followed today.
FIFTEEN DEATHS FROM
CHOLERA AT HONOLULU
HONOLULU. March 5. Another case
of cholera developed last night, making
a total of nineteen cases and fifteen
deaths since the 'disease flint appeared
As n precautionary measure, the schools
In one district hac been closed.
Marshal Capezzuti of Naples
Secures Confession to Be Used
at Trial of Camorrists.
CAREER OF LEADER OF
THE DREADED SOCIETY
Succeeds to Captainship at Age
of -20, and Soon Acquires
VITERBO. Italy. Thursday. Feb. 13.
To -Marshall CapcszutT of the Legion of
Carbineers in Naples belongs the credit
of having secured from the Camorrists a
confession that will figure, in the case of
forty-one alleged members of the Ca
morra soon to be tried here for the
murder of Genaro Cuoccolo and hi3 wife.
While the best Italian detectives were
at work on the case by order of King
Ylctop Emmanuel. Capezzuti disguised
himself successfully as a coal heaver, a
porter and a peasant and mixed with the
worst of criminals, soliciting the honor
of becoming a member of the Camorra.
Among his most Intimate criminal friends
there was one who. whenever the Cuoc
colo affair was mentioned, was wont to
smile and say.
"My dear companion, the police and
justice are mistaken. I lmow all about
However, he refused to go further and
the marshal, betraying little interest,
would say Indifferently:
"Tell me about It."
. To this the same answer always would
be made. "No. my friend, it Is not pos
sible yet for me to say. The oath of
the society binds me. When you havo
taken It you will know all."
Tho carbineer bided his time and
gained nn ascendancy over the youug
man. who was named Gonnaro Abbate
magglo, a type of the common degen
erate. Abbaicmagglo later was sent to
prison for a minor offense
Finally Gained His Point.
Capezzuti. who had posed as an enemy
of tho police, visited the Camorrlst fre
quently. Finally Abbaicmagglo confided
to him that he. was in love with a girl
and that he was loved Irf return. How
ever, he despaired of marrying her.
Capezzuti said he saw a way out of
the .difficulty and promised that as soon
as his friend was out of prison lie would
land him the money to set him up In
business and have a little to "go with."
All he desired in return for this favor
was a small service. ' He aspired lo be
a Camorrlst and wished to have some
little knowledge, to hold ovor the heads
of members of "the society should thoy
show themselves opposed to his admit
tance; Accordingly he asked the other
to tell what he knew of the Cuoccolo
Abbatcmaggio allowed himself lo be
templed and eventually confessed what
he knew, recommending the greatest cau
tion and receiving in exchange for his
revelations severnl thousand francs, a
cottage at Caserla. a small carl and a
good horse. Ho married the girl and
Capezzuti went to the wedding in his uni
form as a marshal of the carbineers to
the astonishment of the bridegroom, who.
after some trouble, resigned himself to
becoming a polico snv.
Career of Alfano.
Enrico Alfano. otherwise known as
Ericcone. had. it appears, been the head
of the sections of the Camorra of Naples
since tho death of Clccio Vappsucclo. the
most famous of their heads. In IS96. At
the latter dale Alfano was 20 vears old
and a simple member, but he had great
ambition and after pro Ing his rourace
took up the threads of the old Camorra
reorganizing and establlshinc it as It Is
at nresent and calling it the "Bella Suc
gieta Reformata" (The Beautiful He
formed Socletv). From that moment, ac
cording to the testlmonv to be intro
duced at the trial on March 11. Alfano
was all poxverful. (he commander of the
twelve factions of the criminal associa
tion which corresponded with the twelve
districts of Naples.
The society exacted tribute from deal
ers In the nublic markets and from the
bands of smugglers Infesting the sub
urbs, and also assumed the privilege of
"protecting" gangs of thieves which were
compelled to surrender from 10 to 30 per
cent of their loot.
Secures Much Wealth.
Soon Alfano rose from the position of
a boy In a flower shop to opening a store
of his own where he sold feed for horses.
Then he speculated in cattle at the fair3
and grew rich. Finally he became a
usurer, having his headquarters In the
Gaffe Fortunio in the center of tho town,
where he received his agents and his
To those who mentioned the Camorra.
ho replied .-smilingly. "Do you really be
lieve there is such a thing'.' Why. those
are stories of oilier times."
About tho year 190.",. the man who Is
to be tried as the head of this great
criminal organization gave place as "the
head of the hearts" of the society lo one
of,,hls creatures, a sort of figurehead, a
certain Lulgl Zuccl. that he himself might
be no longer In the eyo of the police.
Apparently he contented himself with be
ing head of the most populous and turbu
lent district of Naples, the Vicarla.
It Is certain thai several times, ac
cused of direct complicity In or respon
sibility for crimes, among them burg
lary, the breaking Into churches, engag
ing in Ihe white slave traffic, thefts of
jewels and electoral corruption, he con
tinually saved himself, or If condemned
received a light, sentence. Often he was
discharged for lack of evidence.
This was only possible, it Is said,
through the protection which he received
from authorities who owed their election
to his Influence, with lh masses.
MISSING SHIP ARRIVES
AFTER BEING GIVEN UP
SAX DIEGO. Cal.. March 5. Shortly
before dark tonight the American ship
Aryan, which was thought to have been
lost at sea. anchored off tho headlands
of Point Lomn and will come Into the
harbor tomorrow. The Aryan left Phila
delphia with a cargo of cement 205 days
ago, and was last reported near Cape
Horn. Practically all hope for the safety
of the ship had been abandoned.
INJURED IN WRECK
PITTSBURG. March o. Thirty passen
gers were Injured, three seriously, today
when a large electric car on tho' Chnr
lernl division of the Plttshurg nal)way3
company left the track at Castle Shan
non, a suburb, and turned over.
While running around a sharp curve,
the axle on the first truck snapped ofr.
The car went off at a tangent, dragging
tho rear trucks with It, ami then turned
over on Us side on thu road
as Secretary to
CHARLES D. HILLES.
TIKES PIE I HER
HUSBAND IB HOME
Mrs. Champ Clark Tells of "Win
ning Prizes for Baking Bread
and for Darning.
LABOJl NOT UNDIGNIFIED
Believes Women Should Be Help
ful, and Should Vote if
They Want To. .
WASHINGTON, March 5. "First of
all," said Mrs. Champ Clark, wife of
the next speaker of the house of repre
sentatives, In an Interview today. "If
there is anything in so-called social po
sition, woman should use every Influ
ence to set the example that will react
on the Individuals who como under her
Influence, of all things, the most de
plorable are these so-called fads of so
ciety women, extreme in their tenden
cies, that cause a continual longing and
striving to roach by people who can not
nfford it. This trail is very often the
downfall of many Individuals, especially
Mrs. Clark Is tall enough to be grace
ful and of commanding appearance, Is
one of the most charming matrons at the
"Women In the public eye." she con
tinued, "who arc continually looked upon
as examples, should strive to radiate
an atmosphere of simplicity and good
that will tend to create tho same sub
stance in tho people who desire to emu
late or copy them. Some of the ex
tremo fashions thus set in vogue are
ridiculous. It is much more beautiful
to be one's self."
Mrs. Clark believes in encouracing Dan
Cupid, for. she says. If she could havo
her way. every woman In America would
have a husband and a home of her own.
The Home Comes First.
"Primarily." said Mrs. Clark, "Ameri
can women are more appreciative and
grasp opportunities more readily than
any other women In tho world, no mat
ter where I hey are; but In my judgment,
women should have opportunity to be
queen of the home, first of all. all right
thinking women must agree with this
"Now, I do not mean to say thai we
must judge the army of women who
work accordingly, because their lives
noed different treatment, which resolves
Itself Into a matter of environment."
"Then you do not believe in equal
suffrage?" it was suggested.
"Oh. yes." she answered. "I believe
in suffrage this far: I think women
should vote if they want to and if fitted
for certain political places, all right; no
one can be the judge. It Is a. matter
for the individual. Rut that woman was
Intended as a helpmate for man goes
without saying, and especially should
women endeavor to be the helpmate of
the American man
"I think American men are the stronc
est and best. Why, they nearly kill
themselves tn work, and women should
do everything to make their burdens
lighter. The man in the office, the mill.
In fact, everywhere, works harder than
tho man of any other nation "
Takes Prido in Domestic Arts.
Mrs. Clark Is of a dmoestlc nature,
and takes great pride that she can bake
a prize loaf and darn broken garments.
"I nm very proud of tho fact that once
I took the prize for baking tho best loaf
of bread at a Pike county (Missouri!
fair, also one for darning, and I think
lnbor not undignified for any of the
first ladles of the land at any time.
The word 'servant' has been much
abused, Its early meaning 'to serve' being
beautiful, and certainly there Is nothing
better than to do something for some
"I think a woman can help in manv
ways. and. best of all. let mo reiterate,
she should be a helpmate for her hus
band if she would reap the rewards.
My husband has helncd me as much as
I have helped him. But know this (with
still more spirit). I do not believe In
helping him to the extent of being a
Mrs. Clark believes mutual sympathy
and companionship adds lo making tho
home lss llnblc to disagreement between
husband and wife.
"If more women," said Mrs. Clark,
"were ever ready to accompany their
husbands, we' would have less marital
troubles, and the world would b u. bet
ter nlacc to live in. for. afler all. com
patibility Is only possible where thens
Is mutual Interest."
ESCAPE BURNING TO
DEATH BY JUMPING
CLEVELAND. .March C. -Fire, which
broke out at 12:4F o'clock this morning,
destroyed a three-story tenement build
ing occupied by Greeks. A dozen men
saved their lives by Jumping from tho
second and third floors Into blankets held
by policemen. Several others missed the
blankets and were Injured.
The cause of the tiro Is unknown. First
reports were that three persons met death
in the fire, but so far the polico have
been unable to vcrtlfy this.
At 2 o'clock the polico stated ppsltivelv
that no lives were lose In Hie burning
Fourteen men, however, were badlv In
jured and two of thorn may dl. Most
of tho injured obtained their hurts when
the first floor on which they were .sleep
ing gave way and precipitated them Into
the basement. The first the sleepers kmw
'f Ihe lire wan when the floor gave wav.
More than fifty Greeks were asleep in
the building at the lime of the lire
: RESCUED FROM
Twelve Persons Narrowly Es
cape Death in Burning Build
ing at Minneapolis.
RUINS MARK SPOT WHERE
SYNDICATE BLOCK STOOD
Loss Estimated at One Million
Dollars, Fully Covered by
MINNEAPOLIS. !Mlnn., March 5. One
of the most disastrous fires this city has
ever known destroyed today the Syndi
cate block on Nicollet avenue, between
Fifth and Sixth streets. The total loss
is estimated at $1,000,000 and It is pos
sible that two lives were lost, although
this has not yet been definitely deter
mined Twelve persons were rescued from the
upper stories of the building, while the
flames were roaring around them Some
of theso sustained slight Injuries, but
none was seriously hurt.
The origin of the fire is unknown. The
alarm was given by passers-by on Nicol
let avenue, who saw the flames burst
ing from the second-story window. Be
fore the firemen had arrived the tenants
of the building who were asleep In the
upper rooms began to appear at the win
dows, calling for aid.
A strong wind was blowing and In a
very few minutes the west half of thu
building was a furnace. The entire fire
department of Minneapolis was called out.
but it was totally Inadequate to check
the flames Later a call was sent to
St. Paul for help and this was Immediate
Hemmed in "by Flames.
On tho second floor were Mrs. M. Buck
and Miss E. Buck, proprietors of a lunch
room. Mr. and Irs. Charles Franson, El
mer Franson. aged 19; Herbert Franson,
aged 20, and Mrs. Inga Franson;" Miss
Etta Parsons. 22 years old: Miss Mcrile
Downend, IS years of age, and Miss Marie
Heller were on the third 'floor. On the
fifth floor Mrs. Mary Holllster and Miss
Trelcr were hemmed In by flames.
Tho members of ihe Franson family,
finding all exit by stairways and front
Endows cut off, made .for the fire
escape on the alley side of the building.
Elmer Kranson lenped to the fire escape
through a blast of fhames. Holding to
the hot irons of the ladder, he aided
his mothor to climb through the windows
and step upon the platform beside him.
As soon as her hands touched the
rails Mrs. Franson screamed and would
jiavc fallen to the gVound had not Fire
man Caldwell leaped to her rescue from
a ladder perched against the New Eng
land building, which adjoins the Syndi
cate building. Caldwell made a leap fully
ten feet and took a chance of falling to
the pavement, forty feet below. If he
missed the fire-escape. Fortunately he
struck It right and reached Mrs. Fran
son's side not a second too soon.
Two Possiblo Victims.
He assisted her to the ground while
Elmer Franson followed, shouting, "There
are two women back thcro in the flames.
I saw them fall."
Tho firemen made every effort to break
Into the building at this place, hut the
heat was too great and they were re
pulsed. All other members of the Franson fam
ily were then assisted down the fire
escape and the firemen had little dif
ficulty in rescuing the people from the
second and fifth floors. Twelve persons
in all were taken out of the building by
None of the tenants received serious
Injuries, and all occupants of the upper
floors were finally accounted for.
It Is believed that young Franson was
mistaken when ho said he saw two peo
ple In the building as he left tho flrc
escape. During the progress of the firo there
were several explosions at the west end
of the building which lifted the hcavy
stonc sidewalks high In the air and scat
tered huge pieces of stone about the
street. The explosions were attributed
to brcaklne sras nines.
Several Small Fires Started,
The high wind carried embers from
the fire high over the business district
and a number of small fires started on
the roofs of several buildings. Some of
these embers fell fourteen squares from
the fire, burning awnings and other in
The Syndicate building was erected In
1SS2 by a numlier of local business men.
About three years ago It was purchased
by the Boston Trust company.
The west one-third of Ihe building was
occupied by the Model Clothing company,
whose store occupied five stories. The
east ono-thlrd of the building, from base
ment to roof, was occupied by the Min
neapolis Dry Goods company. Three
stories in the center of the block were
occupied by Young .t Qulnlan, ladles'
tailors; J. P.. Hudson it Son. Jewelers,
and Woolworth's flve-nnd-ten-ent store.
The upper floors In the center of the
building were occupied by numerous doc
tors, restaurants and other tenants, about
fifty In all. These lost all .their prop
erty. The loss of tho Minneapolis Dry
Goods company was mostly by water and
smoke, as that end of tho building was
untouched hv fire.
Some of the Losers.
The largest Individual losses arc;
Model Clolhlng company, $175,000; Min
neapolis Dry Goods company. ?3D0,000;
J. B. Hudson it Son. $100,000, outside
of tho safe, which contained merchandise
valued at ?200.000: Voting & Quinlan.
$125,000; the Woohvorth &. company. 520.
000; other tenants, estimated ?1U0.000; loss
on building. $200,000.
The windows In Donaldson's "Glass
Block" department store across Sixth
street were shattered by the heal and
loss In window glass is estimated at S2000.
A Iosf, of $5000 was also caused in this
store bv water. The New England Furni
ture company. In a building adjoining
tho Syndicate block, suffered a loss of
$10,000 by water from bursting hose that
was run through the building.
Although tho fire broke out early In
the morning, It was almost noon before
it was under control. For several hours
It was feared that the entire business
district of Minneapolis would bo swept
by the flames.
The principal losses are covered by in
surance. Late tonight two women who wore
asleep In the Syndicate building at the
time of the fire were reported missing.
They were Miss Mary Muck, proprietor
of the Arlon restaurant, and Bertha Rad
ons, her maid.
Pioneer Dies in Montana,
HELENA. Mont.. March 5. William
Cnrr, a Montana pioneer, died suddenly
at the county hospltnl this afternoon.
He was f9 years of ae and earned fame
in the early days as one of tho first
town marshals of Miles City, then one
of the wildest towns In the west. After
wards he served for many years as a
guard at thu stale penitentiary.
Man Who Would
Jyfake City Beauty
Sfiot of the Wrorld
GEOHGE Y. WALLACE.
PASTOR IED READY
TO SEEKWEW FIELD
Believes His Ministry to the Fifth
Avenue Baptist Church, New
York, a Failure.
ICS DREAMS ARJ3 BLASTED
Gives Congregation Ten Days'
Grace Bei'ore Accepting Call
to San Francisco.
NEW YORK. March 5. Frankly stat
ing the disappointment he had experi
enced In his ministry to the wealthy
Fifth Avenue Baptist church, the Rev.
Charles F. Akcd announced today that
he had received a unanimous and en
thusiastic call to the First Congrega
tional church of San Francisco. He said
he had been unable to find any good
reason why he should not accept. The
announcement was made from the pulpit.
Ho regretfully acknowledged his fears
that tho great enterprises which he had
hoped to lead as pastor of one of the
wealthiest churches In America, popu
larly known a.-s the John D. Rockefeller
church, were only "sucn stuff as dreams
are made of,"
Notwithstanding: the $10,000 salary of
fered him when he came here from Pem
broke chapel in Liverpool, Eng.. four
years ago. and the recent Increase to
$12,000, or his ties of friendship in the
metropolis, he did not see how he could
contemplate a permnnent ministry here.
He chafed under the failure of the church
to provide a larger edifice and to under
take larger enterprises.
"So far as we can see today." he said,
"there Is no future for this church or
for my ministry."
He cave the Fifth Avenue pnnrrpra-
tion ten days of grace In which to con
sider the situation beforo he should say
definitely whether he would accept the
call to the Pacific coast.
"Let those who love me pray for me."
he concluded, "that I may make no mis
take through erring judgment, and for
this church that It may both interpret
and accomplish the purposes of Jesus
Christ, our Lord.
"I owe something to the men and wom
en of England who loved me and be
lieved In me. who believed in me when
to the tens of thousands of the free
churchmen of England It looked as
though I were deserting them in the
hour of need." the statement said.
"I believed that the best work of my
life would be done beneath the American
flag and In association with American
churche's. I could give myself to a great
work with deathless passion. But such
a work does not seem possible in this
With the admonitions that he should
have patience for the evolution of the
great things. Dr. Aked replied that such
an attitude calls for "the highest type of
enthusiasm, the enthusiasm which Il
lumines detail and makes drudgery di
vine. "Does such a spirit exist in our
church?" ho asked. "It is for you to
say, not for me."
NEPHEW CLAIMS TO HAVE
, RIGHT TO EDDY ESTATE
Raises Question as to Whether the Son,
George W. Glover, Can Inherit
Under the Law.
CONCORD. N. H.. March 5. Another
step was taken In the controversy over
the will of Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy by
the filing by George W. Haker, a nephew.
In the superior court late yesterday of a
formal motion for leave lo intervene In
the suit of Mrs. Eddy's son. George W.
Glover, against the trustees of the same.
The motion also prays that Glover be
enjoined from continuing the litigation
on the ground that he Is barred from
any benefit from the estate because of
the release which he and others signed
several years ago.
George W. Baker alone, as "the nearest
of kin," It Is said. In entitled by the stat
utes of New Hampshire to "take, receive
and hold"' Mr3. Eddy's property.
DEATH OF EDUCATOR
AT SAX DIEGO, CAL.
BUTTE. Mont., March o. A San Diego.
Cal.. special to the Miner tells of the
dealh ther? of Dr. Oscar J. Craig, for
merly one of Hit; foremost educators of
the northwest and for thirteen years
president of the University of Montana.
He formerly was principal of the academic
department of Purdue university, later
occupying Ihe chair of history and po
litical science. Ill health compelled Dr.
Craig to resign the presidency of the
Montana university Octobor f. 100S, and
since then ho had spent the greater part
of his time at San Diego In an effort
to i regain his lost health.
SHOOTS NEGRO WHO
SHAWNEE. Okla.. March 5. Follow
ing an alleged assault nn his daughter,
Mrs. Lydia Woods. Saturday evening, J.
C. Williams of Mcl.oud shot Lee Brown,
a negro, whll.ln custody of two deputy
sheriffs nt the McLoud depot waiting for
a train, early Sunday morning. The ne
gro wa3 handcuffed.
"Williams surrendered to the officers.
SALT LAKE TO BE I
George Wallace Proposes Plans
to Make Zion Most Atfrac
five Spot in World.
URGES PARK ON SHORE H
OF GREAT SALT LAKE H
Suggests Employment of Land
scape Artist of Interna
"With what the Almighty has done for
this region, Salt Lake City and the lm
mediately contiguous region can, by the
exercise of Intelligent, well-directed effort
and the expenditure of a comparatively
small amount of money, be made the most
beautiful spot in the world. I bar
This was the emphatic statement of
George V. Wallcce. chairman of the Com
merelal club committee on public lm
provements and parks at the conclusion
of an interesting discussion last night
of what might be done if the citizens
carried forward with interest the move
ment to give the city park commission
something like adequate funds to work
with by enacting Into law the measure
which passed the house Saturday and
which provides for a maximum and mini
mum of taxation for a fund to be de
voted exclusively to the beautifying of the
i Citizens Are Aroused.
While a virtually similar measure had
been earlier defeated, the prompt and ef
fectlve work of the city park commls
sion, composed of A. Fred Wev. chair
man; C. H. Griffin, Joseph Redman, Rich
ard P. Morris and Heber M. Wells, and
the Commercial club committee, headed
by Mr. Wallace, caused the change in
sentiment and the reconsideration of the
action taken by the house. These citi
zens express confidence that both the
senate and Governor Spry will view the
measure In the same light as did the
house Saturday and afford it their cordial
If thu measure becomes operative it v. Ill
afford the board of park commissioners
a fund, realized from a tax of not less
than one-half mill and not more than
one mill upon each dollar of taxable
property in the city, which the cltv coun
cil Is compelled to levy, of from $27,501
to $60,000 year?y, based upon Ihe present
valuation of taxable property in the city.
Step in Bight Direction.
"While this measure, in my opinion,
does not go far enough. It Is a splendid
step In the right direction. What mav
be done with the sum that can be raised
from this levy will serve to awaken a
more general public sentiment and to
make the people of Salt Lake see the
opnortunltles presented. opportunities
that have been neglected, but have been
for years ready to be taken advantage
of with profit in a double sense both
financially and in the satisfaction of the
When the question of sccurlnc the pas
sage of this park commission bill an
pcared lo be a serious one. a luncheon
was arranged for last Friday at tho Com
inerclal club and It was attended by
members of the Commercial club com- '
rnlttec on Improvements and parks, the
city park commission and a number of
other interested citizens.
Laying Flans for Future. IH
In reviewing the sentiment manifest IH
and at the consensus of opinion expressed IH
at that time, Mr. Wallace said:
"It Is the hope of the Commercial club
committee that the park commission and
the city will be able to secure the services
of some great landscape architect, some
man with the geuuls and ability to tell
us just what we should do and how jc
should be done. It Is not primarily a
question of spending money this year and
the next: it is tho moro vital problem
of laving plans that will take the great
future Into consideration, of understand- JM
ing now what will be the needs and con
dltlons that will confront us ten. twenty,
llftv ycats from now.
"Let me give you an Illustration. Last
summer I had as my gtiest Architect
Bruner, secretary of the New lorlc Civic
Improvement association, a body that ab- IH
solutely passes upon every Diiblle nn- IH
provement that can be made m New
York. He rodo with me up City Creek IH
canvon to the old waterworks and was jH
enraptured both with the view and the
possibilities for beautifying by the con- vm
ctrnxtinn mirks and boulevards. IH
Need United Effort.
"A meeting was held at the Commer
clal club at which Bruner urged, besged
and prayed the citizens to organize a
civic association and to take ud earnest
this great question of beautifying the
cltv and the surrounding region. Let
the" people once be aWaJffne.h?
realization of this and the rest will be
onlv a matter of time. We do not vet
seem to understand that we ourselves are Wm
losing bv our neglect. I nave learned
careful investigation that the stay or the
average tourist In Salt Lake Is about
twelve hours the stay of the averace
tourist in i'os Angeles Is fourteenays. H
If we can raise the time of the : sta oi
the averace tourist here to one week,
aklng tho city so beautiful and at
tractive that, he will not be willing to Jm
leave. It means to us from the pure'
business standpoint, an income of
000.000 per year. , t
"No I am not willing to sa v3
should be done. That must be decided
by the man or men who have the gen us.
triinlng and experience to speak with
authorUy up5h a., question that affects H
miuinnc of neonle." IH
Unrivaled Opportunity. IH
Wallace grew enthusiastic when speak
Ing -of the natural beauties of the city.
the valley, the mountains and canyons Hpj
MUTOunding. and what the hand and
brain o ' r "a i might do to, make the region
an artist's delight, famed throughout tho tm
"The possibilities are simply beyond ex
pression " he declared. "For Illustration.
Lei the city buy 2000 or 3000 acres of
land on the shores of Great SaU Lake.
There Is an abundance of fresh water to
be had: the transforming of this tract
from a saltv waste to a beautirul park
could bo accomplished at comparative y
small expense within ten years tlm a"
the cltv would have one. of tho worlds
greatest parks right on the shores of the
most wonderful body of salt water in the
world. Would it not be an attraction.
Would not tourists come from even' if""1
to enjoy the double pleasure?
"Thon. there is Fort Douglas, ah npst
a natural park; City Creek canyon, which H
should have a boulevard surpassed by
none in any land; Parley s canyon and
American Fork canyon, which should be
filled with beautiful resorts: L bert H
park, already creditable to the city, but IfH
which requires time, money and genius H
to make It what it should be. fH
"Then comes tho playgrounds question aH
one of the most vital of all. The Com
merelal club committee on Improvements H
and parks has asked the city council to H
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