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JLXXSIV., MO. 83. SAL?? LAKE CITY, WEDNESDAY MOBNINCf, JANUARY 10; 1912. " PRICE mVE OEJJTS. i
Jreat Marble Structure
STotally Destroyed, En
Mtailing Property Loss of
Bseds of Heroism Thrill
Thousands of Awe
ands clasp bars
pas victim burns
fhrongs Are Horror
iStricken at Sight; Fire
:CHief Carried to Death
in Crash of Ruins; Brave
Engineer Prevents Boil
er Explosions as Flames
Roar Above Him.
imf. Ji'icnui' 0'ial .w& Service.
MrijEW "VOKK. Jan. 3. The magnificent
f'i ,,,slf","r r u,c liuitablc Life As-l-lw
a,,,i",r'' society, No. 120 nroadwa,
n destroyed completely toiJiiy in
jSKi "l02t thrilling fire In the his-
O" uf dou ito ii New York.
'JKV'ircincii and others sacrificed llicir lies
"MMho trriHU battle to sav lower New
Wk ron a tremendous conflagration.
.TBlifc work of rescue was Ihc most amazing
LIAJtf ,T. WALSH, battalion
tfow York fire dopnrtinent.
LIAM CAMPION, captain night
.rcantilc Trust company.
NK J. WELDER, special police
i vratch in deposit vaults.
SINA PB.ATTA, porter.
3BPPI CONTI, kitchen helper,
i restaurant. Jumped from roof.
N" SAZZI. kltcheu man.
1HOWN MAN, seou to fall hack
nnes V7licn about to jump from
old wave tlint has 1i;hI Hie city
KifiMj) for s'-voral days added tti
Ik ultlcs or the men Iteming llic
mling men und apparatus with
rasing!-, of ice, and some of the
are b.ined to h;iv; lost their !
rau.se. f die rapid freezing of the
tout UDUi eil into I he vaults below
tl of t'ie st reels.
Kind watched the struggle, which'
JCfon da.v.n and was not won by
lrc lire fighting machinery of this
ictropolls until nightfall. "
iran of the sreat financial world
reed For hours big business was
Used, and when darkless fell upon
cr city men remained appalled at
Tcndoua property lots. The nncer
of even greater misfortunes will
until th. great ruins arc suffl
coolcd to penult exploration of
it vaults which underlie liic tomb
MWiirtn, of th0 Now Yorl. sto(.k c;;
W!4""c' lio would uol permit the use
jWi'l'Mr names :,aid tonight that ihcre
SBftull ITobablllty that the e.NClianyc
Mo '' 1rt l)o openrd tomorrow on ao
KJn of the jiinoijut of wcruritlea
W-CKfiJ up , UC 5,moj,rrillF building.
added (hut the question would be
iKi"' C!l,y tomorrow,
jjjfn'-tc sreat thrillinp; features !,taud out
W ,,ni""i- 1" the record of thla day of
ML'V ablc heroism.-.. They concern the
ml":!? lcHl1' of n-'iltnllon Chief William
L ' thc fc3rfu' two-hour battle to
a?'"e llliani Giblin. president of the
Mnd Safc i'W11 company.
1" v 'he vault waluhnieii. which
I J nnrl Royro Davis, who pre-
IK 1 the c.pl,j8loii ,;f tht- huge boilers
Fhi ?CV'ral hours of unaided toll. In
,?' Hn.e h drcw aM tl)1 nre5 whlB
45'Ral bulW,n consumed over-
NntaiQ Strong Guard.
i,j0Uj hundred policemen and detective:;
fleclai "S 01 Ul'lva, watchmen and
Qn., Po,lct- guarded the ercnt dieowter
'in. protectti,B the masses of valua
. ccord, i)0oK.s an(J plpnrs Whh;h-had
"l!rS,tCd,"0,U f t,,(, nr,; h,l
Wlflri T'lajjcs. where ?rcat ilrms of
Wu W'" cn'3navor to tnniKact their
hcinM? ,llld ",''t their scattered
"KhlM Wt;il,C' conditions that were
i1;,.., " ' 'n,Ilh Ji wind tllat waa almost
'nc l,,n lh' Head on. Ib city
r-'8 v;orkd under direction of
iorj C"lon until 'hr-y rmse to ilwh
lW r IU' cai'n hnllalion, benumbed
tnolJ". en10d- dragged from Its post,
in't) i. .,v y ,cil"f-d Into the Ice breaches
o ' 'r' source was brought Into play
Wi'ttid ' tllc "r: ,ll,d I)-eV,!,u lts
tiaDr.t0 U,r ;:l'OVu r IPwerhiK slsy
on every hand. That the block
B (Continued on Pago Throe.)
A TRAGEDY OF THE DIVORCE COURT.
. By John T. McCutcheon.
Copyrlrbt: 1012: By John T. ilcOutcbuoa.
FIXES LUMMY OF
Coinmillec Drafts Bill for
Compcnsfili'on in-Case of
Death or Injury.
By International Xows Service.
YVASHINGTChV. Jan. 0. After .three
moufns of exhaustive work, iho joint
commiltce appointed by President 'J.'aft
lp investigate tbo omployer's'- llabillty:and'
wiirltinon's eompensatron"' Is now. ready to
make Its icport- Accoinpanyinz thin
report and embod.vin all of Its rce
omincndatlons is-abill-Mo radical and ao
drastif 'as to be almost Socialistic in ita
provlrtlontv In the bill, which will bo
Introduced Into consres.1; following a spe
cial nic.ssaco from the president. It Is
provided . that a railroad company, for
Instance, shall bo ' held responsible for
tho Injury of an cmplovcc. wheUior the
ncfiliKonce of the victim contributed to
his injury or not.
It is provided lliat to the widow of a
victim shall for a continuous staled pe
riod bo paid a percentage of her Vius
band's previous earnings. The same shall
apply to dependent orphans,
Speeilic rates of compensation arc pro
vided for apcelllc Injuries. In the bill
It is provided that the United States
district ronrt In each of the eighty dis-
InVls shall appoint an official, to be
known na' "Ihc adjuster uf accldent coiu-pci!?3.tlon.",
Claim Becomes Judgment.
In the event of a disagreement aw to
compcnsatJoii bMwecn- employer and In
jured, employee, the employer, or em
ployee or dependent, jnay within six.
fuonfhfl of tho date of injury or death
lusUtuto- proceedlliKs .for .the settlement
of theolalni before fnls adjuster.' If ei
ceptlons'arc not tltcVI. the "nn'linj;B of the
adjuHtcr automatically ' become - a. - .ludc
nicnt of. the court and may-be enforced
as other judKmonts arc.
'J'he; bill, provides that thesbassvor tho
conucnsatIon .shall .be tho established
day's'.pay ovf the . injured employee at "the
time of the accident, and ..for the pur
pose of establishing a maximum and
minimum scale.''.. It. Is ..provided that no
man's ' wases .may be regarded as.bciut;
more ' than $100 a nionth nor 'lesa t'nan
S.'jO. All uaymenla are to 'he made
..The bill contains an elaborate, specific
and eact statement of payment lo be
madci for every kind of 'disability.
Section .'-'1 provides I hat where diath
results from any Mnjury the following
amounts shall be jiald for a period of
eight yeart'. It says: , "
1. If tho deceased employee leaves
a widow and no child under tho ago of 1
and no dependent child over 1(J, 40 per
on t of the wages of the deceased shall
be paid for the aforementioned period.
2. If the deceased employee leaves a
whlow and any cViild under 10' or any
dependent child over IS. there shall be
paid to the widow for herself and child
or children. ."0 per cent of the monthly
If the deceased employee leaves sny
child under 1'!. or dependent child over
(Continued on Pago Two,)
FEDERAL CONTROL OF
COM M ERCET I G HTEtUS
Supreme Court Decisions
Give Interstate Commission
Power of Wide Scope.
WASHINGTON". -Ian. P.The srip of.
tho interstate commerce commission over
thc-commcrec of the country was tight-,
,c.ncd today by a .series of decisions by
the supremo", court.
" The principle was' laid 'down that ship
pers suffering from civil Injuries . from
railroads must go to the commission be
fore rushing to tho courts for relief.
Tho paramount authority of the com-,
mission In reasonable rate-making was
upheld by the court's decision that the
federal district court of Minnesota was
wrong in preventing the enforcement of
the commission's reduced rates on lum
ber from tho Pacific coast, Oregon and
Alontaua points lo St. Paul. Omaha and
The legislative field touching tho ac
ceptance of goods by railroads for inter
state shipment, was marked forever us
federal ' territory and states wens' warned
lo keep off.
Tho supremacy over state Jaws of sim
ilar import of tho federal "houra of ccrv--Ice
law," the enforcement or which Is
confided lo tho commisKloji, was upheld.
Fight on. Lumber Rates.
The fight over the lumber .rates 4 had .
been thovmo.Ti exhaustive. Tho. commis
sion's .rates eradicated substantially .all
Uio Increase in rates from the1 northwest
propor-ed byvthe railroads In 10US. After
a long; 'consideration of the attack-upon
the comnilKclon's order Justice. Lamar
concluded- that the court., could not 'say
the order was made because of the effect
of the. ndvaneo on l.hc lumber Industry,
as suggested by, the railroads, nor that
Ihero ..waa' no evidence- to support the
. The cobrt laid. down the principal that
railroad, dividends were not to be a. sole
basi3 for Judging ' the reasonableness
of rates, but that conditions as a
whole wero to bo taken Into considera
tion. The ' fact, that the commission
allowed a higher rat? to Omaha than to
St. Paul was said to be Justified by pro
vlous rate distinctions between the cities
by the railroads themselves, Tho Validity
of Iho Hepburn' rate law was not in
volved. Federal 'Law Superior.
Mpch attention was attracted to Jun
tico McKcnna's opinion - annulling the
North Carolina law. which required rail
roads to receive goodn for Interstate
transportation whether tlmy had pub
llwhcd' rates for the proposed shipment
or not .lustlce JUcKcnna referred to the
Interstate commerce laws which forbade
railroads to "engage" in transportation
of goods until they had a fl:;ed, pub
"If the carrier obeys the state law. he
Incurs tho penalty of the federal law."
the Justice said. "If ho obeys the fed
eral la.w, he Incurs the penalty of ihc ,
state law. Manifestly one authority
must be paramount, and when It speaks
Ih other must bo silent." I
lie silenced the stale law ' 1
FOB MUSIC on
Orchestra Helps More Than
Hundred Passengers 'While
Away Tedious Hours.
Special to The Tribune
POUTJjANI'j, Or.. Jan. 9. lor moro
than twenty-four hours IU.1 passengers,
many of them women and cliildivn, were
snowbound near Cascalo Locks, between
Portland and the Dalles, on the Oregon,
Washington Railway and Navigation
Co.'s main' line yesterday and did not
reach this city until tonight.
The tmlii had come through from Salt
Lake City and tho cast and when It
reached Cascade . Locks the storm- had
crippled the wiro service s0 that It was
impossible for ' the crew to get orders
from the dispatcher. T.hcy started lo the
next station 'under Hag. but when they
rounded a curve on the Columbia river,
they ran Into a deep snow bank. By the
time they , were able lo move the snow
had drifted up behind them and prevent
ed progress in oithcr direction. The cars
were well heated. A newsboy hruko a
trail through (he snow and brought food
from ' the village.
An orchestra on board entertained the
passenger?;. Passengers on the Portia nd
Ohic.igo train wero carried around a deep
snow drift near IMilon (his afternoon on
sleds. A snow plow, at -. work there be
came snowbound and extricated itself
Snowbound in Wyoming.
. CIIEYKNNbJ. Jan.' U. Three school
children" and 'live other passengers have
been imprisoned for. two days on a snow
bound train of the Saratoga & Encamp
ment railroad near .Midway, accoidlng to
advices received here today. Kcsoucrs
arc expected to reach the scene lato tonight.
FIRE-HAS NO AWE
FOR LAND SEEKERS
Oowl "Willi '"'"Inside Int'ormu
liou''' TteL'uscs lo Leave Line
'Held For Three Weeks.
NOIVTU V.MCUIA. Wash. Jan.
The forty-l.hrctt persons who ha.vo been
standing in line In the corridors of Hie
local land office since Uecciubcr 26
waking to be first to file on land which
they say the government Is about to
throw open in the 'Huron district wore
driven from their posts yesterday ' by .a
fire which ruined the content of the
throe lower floors of the building In
Which the land office Is situated, the
oTflce being on the fifth floor.
As soon cs .the fire was under control
the landscekers returned lo their posts.
The land office officials say thoy know
of no land opening until March, and no
information can be obtained from Wash
ington as to an Impending opening, yot
those in trie hnllway stick to their watch.
They have Inside Information, thsy say,
AK AGAIN TO
American Soldiers Ordered
Dispatched to Keep Line
Open to Sea.
LIKELY TO CHOOSE
MEN FROM FIFTEENTH
Troops Recently Stationed in
Salt Lake lo AAake Uu Expe
LONDON, Jan. 10. The Pekin
cabinet has received dispatches
that tho revolutionists are destroy
ing tho ruKov raih7ay, 100 miles
from the southern end, the Pekin
correspondent of the Daily Tele
graph says. This, coupled with the
absence of communications from
Wu Tine Fang for two days, is
taken to indicate that hostilities
WASHINGTON, .Ian. 3. After a
lapse of more than ton years,
troops ayain are to Invade
China. They arc to aid in koop
I Ing open the railroad from lJc-
kin to the sea.. In the course of right or
nine days. 000 regular infantry will be
disembarked at the little Chinese port of
Chin Wang Tao.
The movement was ordered after ma
ture consideration of the policy involved
In landing American troops In a, foreign
country under the peculiar conditions
now existing in China.
Several days ago Minister Calhoun in
timated that some of the oilier powers
wero looking lo the United States to
contribute a unota, of troops to meet
trctty. obligations to kop opcu communi
cation between 'the 'capital and the coast.
It rciiuh'cd the intervening time to de
velop the exact needs of tho situation
and it was not until today that Minister
Calhoun was ablc to Inform tho stato de
partment that COO troops would suffice
lo discharge the obligation of the United
Troops From Fifteenth.
It was near tho close of the official
day when the slate department's request
for the dispatch of troops reached the
war deparlmenl, but a telcgrame to
Major General f It'll -was dispatched with
in a few minutes after it had been ap
proved by Secretary Sllmson nnd signed
by Major General Wood, chief of staff,
instructing him to dispatch the force, to
gether with a hospital corps detachment.
It is understood the llftecn Infantry
will be called upon to supply the troops
who will be embarked upon tho trans
port Tliouias. "N.
Reports that an armistice had been ar
ranged lo prevent a renewal of the fight
ing between the republicans and the im
perialists in China was welcomed at the
state department as idlcathig that there
slilj was hope 'for the conclusion of
peace, though it is feared this can only
be arranged on the bajils of a division
of the casting empire.
When allrntion v.:is directed to tho
n'-tlnn of Itussia In asserting an Individual
lnterc.it In the future of Mongolia a fart
reported to tho state department by
Mlnlstor Calhoun through tho delivery of
tho notice to that clfec.t by the Chinese
foreign office It was pointed out that
the virtual dismemberment of China had
Though no official notice has been
Inkcn of this lateyl development. It is
taken to mean that the course adopted
by .Russia haa given rise to grave fore
bodings as indicating tho leaking down
of the agreement between tho six power',
to refrain from the pursuit of any Indi-!
vUlual advantage, which waa brought
the overtures of the state department
Throne Weak in Mongolia.
It Is admitted that tho .suxcraSnty of
the Manchu court had been lightly main
tained in Mongolia nnd that the throne
wan never ab!o to hold a tight rein over
Its subjects In that quarter of China.
Aside from I'ussian influence, which
hud much to do with this condition, the
religious proclivities of the Mongols
tended to divorce them from' their
AT THE WHITE HOUSE!
Dy International News Service.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 9. 'At one of the
biggent and most gorgeous functions al
the White house hi recent years, Presi
dent and Mrs. Tafi received two thou
sand members of the foreign legations,
prominent officiate of the government and
members of Washington's 100 at the
diplomatic reception, the llrnt stale recep
tion of the season, tonight.
Kor nearly two hours a slrcum of gold
laccd men and beautifully gowned women
tiled past the receiving party at the
south door of the blue room. The courts
of the old world, the eastern and Lntln
Amorlean republics all wore represented.
Bam Memoirs of
Coumtess to Save
yilCNNA. Jan. 0. All Vienna is talk
v lng of the confiscation by the gov
ernment authorities of the "3rcmoir3" of
the Countess Ilka Klnksy-Palmai. who tip
to ten years ago was the. most noted
a-ctrcss of risque roles and a singer of
much charm and prctlincss. After the
books had been put on sale in the various
book stalls the state's attorney gfnoral
sent a police wagon and carted off every
volume found. Tn: reason alleged for tvio
confiscation Is that the countess has
made altogether too free usu of the
names of certain high personages.
Head of 'Pacific Coast Archi
tectural League Says Com
mission Has Erred.
"It Is very much to be regretted that
your state capltol commission did not
sec fit, in its wisdom, to surround its
contest for plans with the usual safe
guards and Insuring provisions that an I
undertaking of this magnitude deserves.
In entirely Ignoring the generally accept
ed method of procedure the commission
has barred Itself and tho stale of Utah
from the services and ideas of some of
the greatest architectural geniuses of
the. present day, who would lake part in
tho contest if the conditions were proper,
but -who cannot do so under tho present
provisions, without laying themselves
op?u to chnrges of unprofessional con
duct;" This is the. statement of Alfred I':
Rosenheim, president of the Pacific Coast
Architectural league, and a member , of
the executive board of the American
Instltuto of Architecture, who spent yes
terday afternoon and last u.giil In S-'alt
His Ohiof Objection, .
Mr. Koseiiholm's chief objection to the
contest, under which )o plans for Utalfs
capilol building are lo be selected, is that
Undoes. not provide for the employment
of an expert to prepare the corneal pro
gramme, or for a jury of experts to pick
tho winning specifications. Kor so large
an undertaking as the building of a slate
capltol. Mr. Uoscnhclni says he believes
the lack of these precautions highly in
judicious and unprofessional. Without
them I hji contest cannot hav the ap
proval of the national Institute, nnd with
out such approval tho very liest archi
tects of the country are, under tin? othlcs
of the profession, barred from' submitting
Fears Trouble May Ensue.
"In presuming thcintjolveg to be suf
ficiently expert to pas on the winning
plans and in preparing u contest that has
not the supervision of a recognized ex
pert, the commlsloncrs are laying them
selves lalble to much difficulty and pos
sibly some i;ravc mistakes that will be
discovered too j late." continued Mr.
nosenhclm. "Kvcn should thecommls
slon deckle at the eleventh hour to em
ploy a jtupervlslng expert. It would he
al a' great disadvantage In securing the
proper man. becaus" of thu professional
restrictions I have mentioned."
Mr. 'Rosenheim gave his views on
Utah's capltol contest in a very frank
maimer at a dinner tendered lo him at
the Commcivial dub last night by mem
bers if- lh local association of arehl
locts. which Is affiliated with the Pa
cific Slope leusue. uf which he Is presi
dent. About twenty locul architects,
many of whom are preparing nlans to
1 (Continued on Paco Tour.)
BALTIMORE GETS I
CONVENTION OF I
THE DEMOCRATS j
Immense Gathering at Which 9
Presidential Candidate Wilt I
Be Nominated Begins fif
OTHER CITJES MAKE flj
FLATTERING OFFERS W
Resolution Adopted Giving W
Various Stales Permission H
to Hold Primaries jf B
So Desired. If
W-ASHNIGTON. Jan. 3. Th JH
Democratic national commllt"o
completed its work todav.with
the selection of "Baltimore n jHj1
the convention city, Juii" '-'3 B'
tas Mxed as the date of the national
gathering, when Candida U- for president) mm
and vice president, will be selected. The
ncDublicni national convention I? Lo h"
held in Chicago on June 1?.
The Democrats adopted a "pcrmbwlx " jW
primary icsoluliou In connection with
the calls, for delegates and such state S
as havo laws on lh subject, or denlr Hi
to do so. can select their representatives flw
In the national convention by direct votr.
Tiiero are 1074 delegates to bo chosen. BP I
Harmony marked today's sitting of tho Kv
committee, which was slven over alinrt By
entirely U tho arguments of the repr- mjt j
scntallvcs of the various cities bidding l&
for the convent ion. ajf
Bryan Not Present. ' tt
William .T. Rry.-m did not attend tho 9ft (
meeting. He had not finished hip' auerrh Sis
at the Jackson day banquet until well ,
after 3 o'clock this morning. t4r
There, was a brief controversy over tlr !f j
proposed recognition of tho Progressive Ik
league clubs, an organisation said to hav W !
grown out of Ihc Independence league tj j
movement, started by. William It. . Hear!. jjjT ,
VTncn objection was made the question ?Tl
of recognition waa deferred for four Iflj i
National Chairman Norman 13. Maeli vJ i
was named to head Ihc subcommittee on mK
arrangements for the convention. Vic Sf
Chairman J nil of Nebraska and Sccre- fltii
tary Urcy AVoodson of Kentucky will be KhI
ex-ofriclo members of this subeommlt- n1
tee and there will he seven additional Bjj(
members, to bo named later by Mr. flni
.Mack. W '
The primary resolution adopted was flj(
a modification of ono pmpoaed bv Sena- Wui
tor Chamberlain of Oregon. MB i
Permissive Primaries. ij
It was framed by a snbcommltleo flj
headed by Clark Howell of Gcorsla. and
was as follows:
"That In the choice of delegates and I "
allernalcs to the national Democratic B
convention In 1?12 the Democratic slate flj I
or territorial committees mnr. if not B '
otherwise dlre.cted by law of such statca S !
or tcrrllorlefs. provide for I he direct elec- fl'
tlon of such delegates or nlternaten If, Jflj
hi the. opinion of tho respective commit-' il
tecs, It is deemed desirable and possible I j
lo do so with proper and oufflcient safe- jjjj
guards. Whcro such provision lr. not j ill i
made by the respective commjttcn for ; Jy .
the choice of delegates ami alternates. ' jijl '
and where tho alate law.i do not uro- I f) !
vide npeclllcally t'ne manner of such jjlj J
choice, then tho delegates and alternatejj
to tho said national convention nhall b . W I
chos-eii In the manner that governed the. '
rhol:0 of doleratcs from the respnctlv Vw
states and tenitorlcs to the laat national '
Democratic convention." it
Baltimore in Lead. ml '
flullimore led In the. tight for the con- Wi
vontion from the first but two ballots mil
were required Iveforo St. Lends auc-
cumbed. Then the vote was marto unanl- rfl (
mous. Tho Baltimore bid was scnm- Wj
panled by a certified check for 5100.00(. fBI
Tic date of the convention. June 25, jBJ
suggested by fr B. Lynch of Minnesota. fll
was adopted unanimously. fjBfl
The first ballot for the convention cltv iBJ
gave Baltimore -'." votes and St. Louis Ml
Continuod on Pago Four.) Wt
ADVERTISING TALKS 1
Written by K
WILLIAM C FREEMAN
THE CHATTANOOGA M
(TENN.) NEWS issued an
Hid ust j-ial Edition a few B
"weeks ago. ti was au inter- H
esting edition from several ml
standpoints. The advertise- B
nients printed Averc EASILY
RE(":OGNJ.ZED AS AD- W
VERTIiSEMENTS. People l
paid foi what they wanted If
aud they goi; what; tlicy jm
wanted, which was LEG-IT- H
IDEATE. HIGH - CLASS flf
(ConUnued on Pago Seven.) H'V