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Hi 14 THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 3, 1912. W'
B t . cHlr vln
II SPi ON GRILL IN
1 SILVEH 16 CASE
U Swears Only $22,900 in Ore
g Has Been Taken From
?j Joint Properties,
il TOTAL EXPENSE $176,966
lj' Admits'Ore Bodies Mentioned
g in His Official Statement
I ! Do Not Exist.
; A sensation was sprung in the federal
court yesterday afternoon in tbo ptirti
lion case of the Silver King Oonsoli-
; ' dated Mining company v' the Silver
;': "King Coalition Mines company, wheu
I ? President Solon Spiro of the Consnli-
H.'t dated acknowledged that he had made
H' 3 official statements regarding property
;- conditions on information furnished
'Ji him, and not from hisactual kwowlcdgo
Hi of conditions at iho mi no.
it This was brought out in response to
p? a question put by Judgo Dickson, eoun-
,$ tel for the Coalition company, who had
I .lust finished questioning Mr. S'piro
t'ji relative to existing ore bodies in the
'i joint properties.
tf Mr. Spiro had testified that ho did
j not know of the existence of auv large'
'fl ore deposits of a commercial grade, and
Hj .ludgc JDickson wanted to know by what
V. it means he found large and valuable oro
K'vl deposits tl developed and discovered,-' '
B ;u as appeared in his sworn statement in
I'10 original bill of complaint.
Cjj' Statement Based on Hope.
ij In substance, Mr. Spiro testified that
''V there were no such deposits of ore ex-
j posed at this time, and that he had in
fl . mind oro bodies to bo developed later
vj by means of the system of operations
r- now in force. He also admitted that
-f he had made statements to shareholders
n " circular letter of recent dato on
H&i information given him either by let-
f&i tors or telegrams. He naid that tin's
information came from G. W. Brown-
iv -nPT secretary of the Consolidated com-
H?'t pany, J I. P. Clark or Mr. Maarm. This
wj' letter he wrote while in the onst, and
H':! in the closing paragraph ho made the
, i "In conclusion, J am pleased to cou-
kkY vcv the good news that tlio ore channel
( below the fifteen-fifty level is re-
m, spending wonderfully well. In opening
r u this fltopo ore bodies of great rieh-
, ness and increasing magnitude arc dis-
f closed. "
H' ' No Such Stope Exists.
Hf ' Mr.' Spiro, upon cross-examination
H' 5 testified that no such stope as indi
rated in the letter is in existence, and
t yoL after four and one-half years of dc
velopmcnt work in the property, in-
volving the expenditure or $17(i.i)G0.7C,
i and during which time ore to the net
aluc of .$22,5100.11! had been extracted,
lie said that he had. placed an en
hauccd value on this property of from
H'l $30,1100 to $52,000 by reason of this
Hj : development "work, though ho had no
' personal knowledge of any ore depos
i f s of a commercial grade "now exposed
,r in these workings.
I Ownership of Properties.
' The suit is for partition of prop-
crtics owned by the two companies. The
properties included are the Vesuvius
H; and Andes claims, in which both cor
iterations own an undivided one-half
' interest; the Delaware, of which threc-
H' t fourths is owned by tho Consolidated
and one-fourth by the Coalition; the
H' i Custer, of which one-third is owned by-
H"t; the Consolidated and two- thirds by tho
H: ; Coalition, and part of Ladies Drum
H; ( No. 1 aud Ma-f lower No. 1, of which
jj three-fourths is owned by tho Consoli-
r I dated and one-fourth by the Coalition.
Hf' The deepest working is in the Andes
H' claim, being down about 1(500 feet from
the surface, tho main shaft being .1100
H'. 'i feet in depth. A winze is sent' down
H'V from this station for the remaining
l Most of the workings in the entire
estate is in the Andes claim, the main
' wincz tapping tho extreme western end
J( yf l grouud. Ry numerous drifts,
H' ' crosscuts, raises and other workings the
HSW ground is opened up in all directions
Ht ; for almost its full length. Tn the tes-
H'j iimony the Consolidated company's cn-
'( giuccr said that there .were inacccssi-
H', blc workings, which he knew of in the
J property, but which he was unable to
inspect because the ropes aud ladders
H i "nd been taken out. From the map
-i! I jirccnted in court tho ground appears
n to havo been opened up in all dircc-
S Hons with a small area left for further
l; Mining Men There.
H, ,, Many attorney;?, mining engineers
1 and mine owners were present when
H'';, Master in Chancery J. r, Christy
started to take tcstituony in this case
H-:ij yesterday morning. The Silver King
')l Coalition was roprcseuted by Dicksou,
,;j Ellis. Ellis & Schnldor. while Howat &
i'J MacMillan and Pierce, Critchlow &
Barrcttc appeared for the Consolidated.
l Prosidcnt David Keith, General Man-
A agcr Thomas Kearns. Director W. Mont
; Ferry. Supcrintondent Gcorgo TJ. Blood
tt a"d Surveyor C. P. Hrooks of the Conli-
1 tmn coiujnuiy. together with Pre.id'iit
B' Solon Spiro, Sccrelarv G.. W. Browning
, !,n,i several engiiuesr of the ConHili-
; dated were present. Rvorvono present
H ' WHS intnrnul.nl It. - ' . .
h : was lniorcaieo: in tho case, and at times
the testimony was of tho greatest im-
H ,; portancc.
' lrr;il!,c Anderson, survevor for the
f onsolidated company, was the i'irdl
Vi witnoga. Up showed a map of the work-
; ,llr.h ,,c hrl,, surveyed and ex-
H'. plained the various -working? he had
'u inspected. Ho explained that there was
H ''onstdprable ilovolopmunt in the pron-
H, J, crty which he had not survovnd. and
'Ini :i "ll!"bcr (,r wnrhiiias whi.-h
H (',', wore inaccc-Mblc while he was utidei-
'; i Secretary Is Witness.
G. W. Hrowniug, socretarv of th?'
B t, Conholilatcd, was on the witness stand
H )!'; uiodt of the morning aud a portion or
H i' the aftcrunon. His tcstimonv showed
H o( nTJt thirtoon oro .shipment:- had been
H made from the Andes ground .since the
company hud first entered that terri-
H '';p; ,or.v aud that this was tbo only ground
B ;H from which anv or had bcoii mar-
H-'r kctcd. Tliir; product netted the ('on-
( solidatcd 22.90U.i:;, Durint: thic period
B an expenditur' of approxiniatclv
H I $177,000 had been mad. Of tho tola'
B l, amount expended bv the company ho
B ! i--aid that $11.i:5o.2.' hail gour to the
BftBftB u"ral oDcratini: cxpeubO, or what he
LEADER OF DEAF IN
THE STATE OF UTAH
M. J. MATHEIS.
termed overhead workincs, not in the
Andes proper. Ho said that thero had
been long intervals between ship
ments, thera being as much as nine
mouths intervening between ouo ship
ment and the succeeding one. His ac
counts itemized operations covering a
period from April, J 90S. to September
During tho present year, according
to Mr. Browning's testimony, tho Con
solidated company has expended more
than $25,000 in "mi no operations, and
the oro shipments ho valued at a little
more than $1400. His secretary's
record showed that in the Andes the
total operating expenses recorded each
month exceeded tho item of ex
penditure for labor from three to four
times. During one month, ho testified,
tlo labor expense was $300, while tho
total for tho ecucral operating expenses
for that month was $.1300. The first
month that work was begun on the
Andes claim tho labor charge was $H
and the general expelise $01
Fails to Explain.
Judge Dickson, in examining Secre
tary Browning, tried to got him
to make an explanation of the
disparity between labor and gen
eral expense charges, but Mr.
Browning said he entered the items
as they were handed him by General
Manager Spiro and officials of" the mine
operating force. He had entered an
item of $3000 paid Solon Spiro, the
president and general manager of the
company, for mine timbers. Upon cross
examination Secretary Drowning was
unable to tell whether these timbers
were over delivered at the mine, and
explained that the payment had been
made upon presentation of the claim
by Mr. fcipiro, who. as president of the
company, signed all vouchors, including
Later, in reviewing the accounting
made by the secretary. Judge Dickson
asked Mr. Browning whether or not he
would be surprised to learn that his ac
counts showed an item of more thaai
$2900 for a little more than one aud
one-half milo.- of survoi'ing under
Secrctarr Browning testified that he
did not know what the company paid
for coal delivered at the mine nor now
many ton6 were used. ITc said that
President Spiro received a salary of
$2011 a month, but did not think b
visited tho mine as often as once a.
month, as he was away a great deal of
The secretary's record showed that
powder, caps and fuses had cost the
company $16,724.22. or at the rate of
$2.25 per foot for -work performed. The
surveying has cost a little, more than
$2000" per mile. Machinery mainten
ance is charged at $1-I,3J1. or about
S per cent of the sum total of all
inoncy expended for development.
Solon Spiro Testifies.
President Solon Spiro was the last
of the three witnesses of the day, and
was on the .stand when court adjourned
ystcrday afternoon. Ife will be called
again this morning when court con
venes at 10 o'clock. He testified that!
he had been engaged in mining from
nine to ten years, and been interosted
in other properties in the cam), lie
said that ho was general manager of
the Little Bell Mining company. Ho
estimated the value of the Andes
claim, comprising about eight acres, at
$23,000 previous to the time that any
development work, had been done on
the cround. 'Ho based this valuation
on his knowledge of prices of proper
tics comprised in the Little Bell group,
though ho aaid the distance between
the Littlo Bell and Andes property
was from one to one and one-half
miles, lie explained that he had been
informed that the Montezuma claim,
adjacent to the Andes, had been pur
chased by the Goalition company for
$23,000. Upon cross-examination he
admitted tbnt the Montezuma ground
contained the rich .Towel stope, which
ho had heard of. but had not examined
until some time later.
On a number of points regarding
operations and othor matters pertain
ing to compan3' affairs, President Spiro
wns not. prepared to answer the ques
tions put by counsel for the de
fense. He -said just before adjourn
ment, that ho was quite sure thai he
had the' letter or telegram containing
the information relative to the state
ment made to shareholders in his let
ter in which he announced that in
f'openiiir up this stope oro bodies of
groat richness aud increasing magni
tude are being disclosed."
,Mo promised to have it- in evidence
- EXPERT FROM IOWA
Prof. Vnn Pelt of Waterloo. Ta.. expert,
cattle judKfi and representative of Him
Kimball Dairyman, a publication devoted
exclusively to dairy business, wns a
guejtt yesterday noon of the l"lah -lc-r-fley
Catttr: Breeders association at llielr
annual meeting and banquet nt tbo Com
meielal lull. Tlib professor compliment
ed the local dairymen on tliclr cattle,
snyhifr that 'mucji shown sit the state
dilr wjk worthy of beinje exhibited at the
I National Uklry show.
At h short bur.Iucris session of the
u3.-.:i'lnllon. held just after the banquet.
Inst year's officers were re-elected as
followt--: X. ,YJ. Hamilton. preHldent: D.
H. Holllnssworth. vice president, and
M. .Shirley. .sf!crol:ir. All arc Salt Lake
City mMi, Fifteen dairymen represent lug
all parlH of the state were present.
Now Plan Saves Time.
The llfKt monthly report cards wre
given out yesterday noon at. the high
school. The system used UiIk yar fa-cllltr.te-s
matters a great deal. Hereto
fore the making out of the cards wan left
entln-ly to tho secretary and one afslpt
ant, but thlH year each teacher makes
out her own cards. This saves a great
deal of time.
COMMERCIAL CLUB OF
Unique .Gathering' Will Be
Held in This City Satur
GOV. SPRY TO TALK
President of the Organization
Discusses Its Objects
What will be, without doubt, the
quietest banquet ovor hold at the Com
mercial club will be given Saturday
night by the Utah Comuicrcial (Jlub of
the Deaf. Whiln not a vocal sound
will be heard, except when somo non
member, unacquainted with the sign
language, makes u speech, the dinner
will be anything but dull, and there
will be after dinner talks, brilliant
repartee and much fun, all in tho sign
language. Frank M'. Driggs of Ogden,
superintendent, of the State School for
the Deaf and Blind, will preside, and
will act as interpreter of the speeches
to be made by the invited guests of
honor, Governor William .Spry, W. J.
rialloran, A. G. Mackenzie, of the Com
mercial club. Profciisor Maud May Bab
cock, and others.
All Members Are Deaf.
This rather peculiar C'ommorcial club
composed of all deaf members, many
of whom also arc dumb, has only been
organize'! a short time, but already
has twenty-fivo dues-paying members.
The club now has an official paper
issued monthly and this is the first of
ficial entertainment that, tho club has
given. It is called the " Let's Get Ac
M. J. Matheis, chairman of the ban
quet committee, is prosident of ' tho
club, editor of the paper, "Utah Dix
ie,'' and in general is leader of the
deaf in Utah. He and his wife, both
deaf mutos, reside in a pretty home
at 729 Second Eaststrcet. Mr. Matheis
works in a printing oflico in the day
time and puts out Ins own paper in
When seen at his home last night
by a Tribune representative, Mr. Math
eis carried on an interesting converssi
tion, laughing and joking with pencil
for the reporter and with the sign
languago for his wife.
Object of the Club.
"Our object," wrote Mr. Matheis,
"is to advauce the causo of tho deaf,
to give the public right impressions
of the deaf and to enable us to take
care of ourselves. Wc hold meetings
each month to talk over affairs and
to try to keep abreast, of the times
with tho hearing people. Our coming
banquet is the first, I believe, ever
given bv a deaf organization and, it
being so expensive, we have about
reached the goal of our ambition.'"
President Matheis says that there
are more than 150 deaf persons in
Utah. These arc scattered all ovor
the state. Most of the club members,
howover, live in the city. During the
tiine tho organization has been in tho
field it has finatfeed its own affairs.
He says that it has also made it
oasicr for the deaf to obtain employment.
BUI LITTLE HOPE OF
"There is little hope of a stable gov
ernment being established in Mexico
for some time," said President .luuius
Romncy of the Juarez stake of the
Mormon church, yesterday, following
his arrival in Salt Lake. "The set
tlers in our colonies thero have practi
cally abandoned- hope of returning at
least for tbo remainder of the present
year, aud conditions get no better as
wo wait," said President Uomnoy.
According to Mr, Romney, who is
probably closer iu touch with the situ
ation than any of the colonists, the
Mexicans themselves are not patriotic
and do not consider it their duty to
help to maintain order and fairness of
conduct. He savs that a common ex
pression among the citizens of the couu
Uy. and one which illustrates their in
difference, is that "the government iK
doing the fightiug and it is supposed
that it knows what it is doing."
Concerning intervention. Mr. Romney
states that the Mormon people there
aud the other United Slates citizens
at largo do not generally criticise the
United States government for not in
terfering, as they believe the officials
at Washington understand the situation
and arc using their own best judg
ment. He says that the rebels feel
that the United States injured them in
assisting the federal forces of Mexico
iu preventing the shipping of guns and
ammunition into their camps.
President Romncy says that he really
believes that the rebels fully intended
to slaughter tho colonists "and thoir
families if they refused to 'give up
WILL OPEN TOMORROVV
General prosperity in Utah anil the
situation in Mexico" arc believed to be
the most prominent features of tho
keynote speech which President Joseph
Smith will likely deliver at. the opon
ing session of the eighty-third semi
annual conference of the Mormon
church tomorrow morning. The open
ing meeting will convene in the tab
ernacle at 10 o'clock and the confer
ence will continue for "three das.
In addition to the threo morning
and threo. afternoon sessions, there
will be a number if important special
sessions of interest to. various delega
tions. Representation is expected from
more than 170 quorums of the church
at a special meeting to bo held Sunday
afternoou at 4:30 o'clock in tho As
sembly hull. The general conference
of the Deserot Sunday school union
is scheduled for 7 o'clock Sunday even
ing. There will also lie sessions for
tho members who arc in the mission
Difficult Problems Confront
the Judges in Making
the Awards. '
COMPETITION WAS1 KEEN
Showing Made Best Ever Seen
in the Intermountain
The awards of prizes in connection
with Mondav night's gorgeous electri
cal pageant were announced last night
by Douglas White, chairman of the
parades ami flouts committee, whose
masterful efforts and supervision were
largely responsible for the wonderful
success of flic groat spectacle. Mr.
"While and representatives of tho morn
ing newspapers acted as judges.
Jn most instances tho competition
under the different classifications was
so keen, and the entries made such a
splendid showing, that selections wero
hard to make. In the final awards tho
judges were guided absolutely by tho
merits of entries under the specified
requirements of each classification.
Nearly all entries were entitled to com
mendation and honorablo mention.
Millard county was awarded first
prize for the best float illustrating tho
development accomplished through irri
gation, and, Box Elder county Kecured
socond prize. Both prizes are beautiful
silver, trophies. The Millard county
float more strictly answered tho re
quirements of the contest, and aside
from its artistic splendor, told signi
ficantly the story of irrigation and its
results. On one "end of tho float wero
shown immenso snow-clad mountains.
A stream of real water ran down from
the peaks to the parched desert land,
clothed in sago and cactus. Boyotid
was shown the reclamation of tho" des
ert, with products toworing into a
great pyramid of fruits, vegetables,
grains and flowers, depicting the
change from the desert of the past to
present fertile fields with their boun
tiful yields. Box Elder county's float
represented a great, horn of plenty,
from which pourod forth an inexhausti
ble stream of products. This float was
constructed in. Box 'Elder count' by
San Diego a Winner.
Under similar requirements, classi
fied ns entries from outside localities.
San Diego was awarded first prize ana
Metropolis, Nev.; second prize, both
being handsomo silver trophies,
Utah couuty was awarded first prize,
also a beautiful silver trophy, for en
tering the float that gave the best
allegorical representation of Utah's in
dustries. Tho float was a magnificent
piocc of work. It showed the moun
tains, the pines, waterfalls and bowers
of flowers, with a cotorio of pretty girls
seated . around, each one designating a
certain industry of the county.
For the most artistic float in the
pageant, tho Japanese Association of
Utah wa accorded t first honor. Tho
prize is 'a splondid silver trophy. The
float represented a. pagoda, surrounded
with vines of pink wistaria, clinging
vines and chrysanthemums. Two fair
daughters of Nippon sat in tho pagoda
sipping ten. A rustic bridge in front
of the pagoda crossed a stream of wa
ter and led to a garden, where stood
two stately Samurai, guarding tho sa
cred precincts of the beautiful land.
Classified as the best representation
made by a fraternal order, the Native
Sons of Utah and tho Woodmen of the
World were awarded first and second
prizes, respectively. The first prize is
a beautiful punch bowl with twelve
cups and a ladle. The second prize is
i r i
Cash for the Independent.
The best float illustrative of th
comuicrcial development of the west
was entered by tho Independent Coal
it Coke company of this city, which
was awarded a cash prize of ' $50 and
a blue silk ribbon of honor. The sec
ond prize under this classification was
won by the II. Wageuor Brewing com
paH3rl of this city, with a float show
ing' a huge bottle oi Imperial beer foam
ing forth its contents into a large
glass. The float's banner bore the
words. "Water for the farm, but beer
for the farmer." The prize is $25 in
The Salt Linke Automobile company
was awarded tho first prize, a silver
cup, for the best decorated machine
in the parade. The car used was a
"Franklin 1013 model, driven by Wil
liam Snyder, The second prize was
awarded to a car draped in flags and
autumnal sprigs, encircled with incan
descent lights, owners not known, A
silk pennant is the prize and will bo
awarded when the proper person ap
Redman. Draws a Cup.
B. F- TCcdman was awarded a silver
cup and blue ribbon of honor for the
best four-horse Avorlt team in tho stock
division. Leo llainmou was awarded
a blue ribbon, first and only prize, for
tho best single horse entered. Allen
Brothers of Draper -were awarded the
prize, a blue ribboD, for the best Por
choron horse entered. IT. A, Knight
of Tieltn was awarded the first prize,
a blue silk ribbon, for the best pony
team, and J. II. Moyle the prize, also
a silk blue ribbou, for tho best single
These prizes have been on display,
and at the conclusion of tho congress
may bo claimed by the winners by ap
plying to Chairman Douglas White.
Tho queen's float did not participate
in any of the competitions, it being a
feature of itself and easily the most
gorgeous float of tho pageant. All
other floats and features of the grout
column wero recorded for especial men
tion, and as heinc worthy of prizes.
That more awards were not mado was
due to the fact that the trophies and
ribbons had been limited.
Missionary Ir Drowned.
A tek'Snim telling: of the nccidcntal
drowning near Charleston. W Vn., of
Royal B. Oldham of Paradise, Utah, was
rccclvod by the firm presidency of the
Mormon church yesterday. Mr. Oldham
was lnborlng an a mir-qlonnry In the eaat
ern states. In oompany with nnotliHr
mi.sHlTinary, C. G, Kldredso of Woods
Cross, ho was out boat ildlns: and
drowned when the boat capsized. Mr.
Kldredgo succeeded In reaching the
TICKET! 01 FILE
Candidates Are Placed on BaU
loj by Petition of 669
ONLY 500 NAMES NEEDED
Republicans and Democrats
Expect to Make Their
The Progressive stato ticket was
filed yostorday witli tho secretary of
state, and in the absence of protest
will be given a place on tho official
ballot. Tho state tickets of tho Re
publicans and Democrats will be filed
today. All stale tickets must bo filed
with tho pocretary of stale by next
Saturday, which is iust thirty days
nrinr tn fho iTonrml oloot.ioil
Under the law the now Progressive
party has no standing, 'not having bo.en
on the ticket at tho last general elec
tion. It was therefore necessnry to
place tho candidates on tho ballot by
petition. Tho petition in signed by
0l3f) resident voters of Utah. The law
requires that 500 names be signed to
tho petition, and the Progressives se
cured the additional signatures both
for good measure and to give ample
leeway in ciso tho right of any of the
signers to sign tho petition bo ques
tioned. Those on the ticket aro Hugo "Do
prezin, Mrs. W. II. DeWolfe, Mrs. O.
E. Coulter and G. J. Carpenter, presi
dential electors; Nopbi L. Morris, for
governor; S. II. Lovo and Louis L'ar
sou, for congress; I'. .T. Hendorshot, Jr.,
for secretary of stuto; Ogdou Uilcs,
for .-justice of tho supremo court;
George N. Lawrence, for attorney gen
eral; 0. W. Adams, for stato treasurer,
and Walter Adams for auditor.
Tho Progressive party made no
nomination for general state superin
tendent of public instruction, which,
in effoct, is au indorsement of A. C.
Nelson, present holder of that position,
who has boon nominated by both the
Democratic and Bopublican parties.
TJndor the law a parfcj' M-hich secures
its placo on tho ballot by petition is
prohibited from indorsing a candidate
alroady named by n. party of legal
standing in a regularly called conven
tion. By leaving this placo on tho
ballot blank, however, the Progres
sives havo virtually indorsed Mr. Nel
son, since it leaves him practically
without opposition for re-election.
Democratic Women Meet.
An enthuslastlo meoting of the Dem
ocratic women of Salt I,akc countv was
held yesterday afternoon at the Demo
cratic head quartern. There was a. larfre
attendance and the women "were enthus
iastic ovor the prospects of success.
Volunteer women's organization are be
ing formel In every erection district In
the city and county lo worlc with the
women voters for the success of the
Canvass Ib Progressing.
The Tlcpubllcan canvass of the county
is progTosslng rapidly and will bo com
pleted In several districts by tonight.
Dana. T. Smith, secretary oT the Republi
can county committee, said lost nlgrht
that the canvass thus far showed un
expected Republican gains In evury dis
trict of tho city. A decidedly larse
percentage of the American vote, he
said, was coming over to the Republican
party. The canvass show's very little
"bull moose" sentiment.
C A. Weaver, for scvoral years war
want clerk in tho office of the city audi
tor, has tendered I1I3 resignation to City
Auditor "W. II. Shearman to take effect
at once- Mr Weaver Is a candidate for
county recorder on the Bull Moose ticket.
His successor has not yet been chosen
by Auditor Shearman.
UNDER THE CARY ACT
A party of Utah men started and
completed, the first irrigation project
that was segregated undor the Carey
act. It was called the American Palls
Canal and Power company, and under
took to put water on 1QU,000 acres in
southern Idaho, around tho present
town of Aberdeen. The project is now
finished and has been turned over to
The original promoters were -Tudgo
L. W. Shurtlifl'. Lyman Skeen. William
Bostaph and a number of other Og
den men. Tn 190( the projoct wns
taken over by G-. It. Bothwc-ll. R. E.
MeConaughv, T. A. Sweet. B. J. Evans
and L. C. Curtis of Salt Lake. These
men completed the work and turned the
project over to the settlors after clos
inc moro than a thousand contracts for
BUILDER OF PLANT
. HONORED BY DINNER
Six of the ofiicials of the Utah Light
& li-ailway compan' yesterday after
noon accompanied II. A. Brinkorhoff,
superintendent of construction for the
Wcstinghouso-Church-lCerr company of
New York, -who has just completed
tho new unit for the Utah company
at Jordan river, on an iuspoction of
the entire plant. After tho inspection
the officials of the company gave a
dinner in the grill room ttf'the Hotel
Utah in honor of Mr. Brinkerhoft', who
had completed tho big work four days
ahead of tho Hchodnle time. There
were present at the dinner: Mr. Brink
crhofiV "vv- II- Bancroft, president of
the company; P. L. Williams, counsel;
Pred IT. Knickerbocker, secretary: .To
seph S. Wells, general manager; O. A.
Ilonnold, electrical engineer, and C.
A. Colin, superintendent of stations.
-Births Exceed Deaths.
The monthly report of the city board
of health for September shows a total of
'J07 births to havo been reported, 107
males and 100 females. In the aamn pe
riod thero were 0'J deaths, 37 males and
3V females. During the month a total
of 10S contngloiis and infectious diseases
were reported, consisting of 2-i smallpox,
fi ncarlet fever. 5 diphtheria, 21 measles,
f. whooping cough, -i! typhoid fever. 1
f'hlckenpox. 1 mumps and 1 erysipelas.
Collision Damage Slight.
Street cars Non. lln and -tit were
thrown Into collision by a faulty switch
in front of the Saltnlr depot at 1:20
o'clock yesterday afternoon. To one whs
hurl. The opening of the switch after
the ilrst truck of car No. HI had paused
over It caused Iho rear end of the enr to
collide with the. front of the other car
ns the two were passing. FCxiiept for
slight damage to the vestibules of the
two cars nollilng serious resulted.
I AGED MINER WHO IS
il SUMMONED BY DEATH
JOHN" XL KEETLEY.
John H. Keetlcy, Known
Througtioul Western Camps,
Victim of Heart Disease.
John H. Kcctloy, 71 years of age,
well known in. almost every mining
camp in the -west, died yesterday of
heart trouble, at his residence, 161)
West Sixth South street. Tn.the early
seventies Mr. Kootley was in Litllo
Cottonwood at the Davenport, City
Rocks and Mackav mines and the Vic
toria and Imperial tunnels.
Later Mr, Keetlcy went lo Dead
wood, sS. D., whore he -was manager of
the Sir Roderick T)hu mine, in JS77.
Returning to Utah he was placed in
charge of the Ontario drain tunnel
No. I at Park City in 1881, and su
perintended the extension of the tun
nel to the No. J! shaft. Afterward he
went to the Anglo-Saxon mine in Butte
and then to the Kontuck mine at Shoup,
Ida., roturning to. take charge of tho
Ontario Drain tunnel No. 2 in 18S8.
Later he was associated, with the Lit
tle Boll and with tho Silvor King
Consolidated mines of Park City. A
few years ago ho retired from active
life hecnuso of failing health and has
since made his home in Salt Lake.
Mr. Keetley is survived by a widow
residing at the family home in this
city, and a sister, living in St. Joseph,
Mo. Funeral arrangements have not yet
been completed and will be announced
FORMER SALT LAKE
By International News Service.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3. A mys
tery which has surrounded tho where
abouts of J. H. Bacon, president of
tbo Bank of Salt Lake, -who ivas in
dicted, convicted and pardoned after
tho failure of that institution in the
nineties and then dropped from sight,
was solved whon it was learned that
Bacon is the same financier who pro
moted the Pacific Trust company,
whose president, E. 14. Wilbur, is in
jail charged with violating tho" state
Bacon for several years has been
living hero quietly and doing business
in a modest little office in tho Chroni
cle building. W. IT. Bacon, his
brothor. has "been associated with him.
Bacon admitted his connection with
the crash of the Salt Lake bank.
"T am the same J. K. Bncon," said
tho promoter, "who was president of
tho American National "bank, tho name
of which was later changed to the
Bank of Salt Lake, a private concern.
Tn "I8fl8 tho bank failed.
"Because of that crash I was in
dicted, arrested and convicted for an
alleged violation of tho banking laws
in recoiving money while- the institu
tion was insolvent. Before T begun
my sentence President McKinley par
donod me, and the attorney goncral
declared that I should 11 over havo boon
convicted for the crime charged against
me. Tho past, however, has nothing
to do with my connection with my
Pacific Trust company. "
Tho crashof tho Bank of Salt Lake,
of Which J. H. Bacon was tho con
trolling spirit, is well romciubcrod in
Salt Lake. Whon Bacon turned the
bank ovor after the failure, only 4'Sfi
was found in tho vaults. Tho failure
of the bank was followed by long liti
gation, during which Bacon was con
victed and sontonced to prison. ITo
was pardoned, however, by President
McKinlcv and never served a day in
prison. Man- of the bank's depositors
took stock in the Dalton & Lark mine
at Bingham, to which personal notes
of Bacon were appended, as security
for their claims, but only' a small Hum
The city commission yesterday gnvo
tentative approval of the proposed con
tract with the United States government
for the co-opomtlve administration of
rmtlonal forest lands and city lands. The
legal department was authorized to pre
pare an ordinance which It will be neces
sary to pass in conjunction with the con
tract and as soon as It is completed tho
formal contract will bo signed.
The commission indued a temporary
liquor license to G. S.- FTolmefl for tho
Semloh hotel In accordance with the or
drr of the Third district court. Tho for
niiil hearing of Mi: IIolmes'H' application
for license is scheduled for today.
Man From Montana Exmifl
Why Steaks Are BeyS' 1
Reach of Many. Wr ,
USES CENSUS HIG,
Population Increases Rafj
Cattle Production SIP
creases Greatly. S
An Interesting prediction an to 'M J.
1 1 mate outcome of the prccnt hlshiBtffl
demanded- for beef was GUggcsteJB
tcrday by T.ouls Newman of Grea'tm iKc
Mont., member of the board of gcrw.
of the Irrigation congress. Mr. li
saysr ' M y
The 1910 rensus showrd a f
cent increase of population durinAi Sfi
previous ten years; it Phowed
per cent increase of oultlvatedW
and 3& per cent Increase of-SB0n
products. It is evident from'MlVCP
figures that agriculture did nouJM
pace with tho growth of tho cm" -.i
try. But when It Is found that tMfOfll
census figures show a 48 por'W
decreaHo In caltlo production'.. '
cause of the almost prohlbltlvoMFfflO
of beef is easily Heen. -MVP
Since the rapid development oil
rigallon began many of the gM "
ranges that were formerly used
raising cattle have been brokenWPA
Into small tracts for Intensive' 9n
llvation. As a result numcroun )M
cattle dealers luu'e gone out of omMl
noss. accounting for the ridiictloRl'
beef cattlo. 2m
But you will find that the gfl
inujoiity of the small tract fnrnm
ne soon as they get their places TM f
under way, buy a few cattIo(Vl.
raise a, smnl number on their phw
each year. I bellevo that thlirS,
ultimately 3olve the question, lHnVI
that U -will bring- production Vm
where It should be. or nearly eo.iM
11 will take several years to ddBktfl
mid until that time beef Is boimMRlU
be high. jW?
SANITARY EXPERT J
IS GUEST OF HOIS to ,
Morris Knowles. director of the Bat
engineering department of the Unlv k A
of Pittsburg, was the guest of hoii "'
sl luncheon given yesterday noon I:
Commercial Hub by the commlttt ,(,
sanitation and public welfare of the
There were fifteen present, Dr 1
Hoot, chairman of the committee,"
siding. Mr. Knowlcs was constrt
engineer for the big nitration pla m
Pittsburg and ho is Justly proud q
work on that plant, whereby the P"
rate for every hundred thousand pa! fc
of typhoid was reduced from 130 to! i-i
year. In the course of his remarl "
the luncheon Mr. Knowlcs said thi
did not believe the sheep In going tin
any canyon would put typhoid gen f
the water. He advised the peop .!
Salt Lake City to take care of their-1
supply, however, saying that they) jjf
lucky In having the mountain utrean ; .
UTAH BOSTON TECHS i
The Intermountain Technolog as
Hon of Utah, which Is composed of' ; ;
tiates of the 'Massachusetts ItistltU (f, I
Technology at Boston, gave a dinner
tcrday evening In I he gold room 6
Commercial club in honor of K. 11 N' pi
head of the United States recltirii j.
service, "and Morris Knowles, dirccti
Iho sanitary engineering depurtmer ra
the University of Pittsburg. Al j
those present at the dinner besides
guests of honor wero B. V. Mender IW
president of the association: C SJt i-m
Donald, loastmastcr; W. I,. Whllte: ,
and Walter Tteese of Provo, ami C
H Gray. D. U. Blossom, Lowls Telle i ii
non, Wlllard T. Cannon, Henry M 1, r
and S. Q. Cannon or Salt Lake ;
Toasts were given by incut of those i j
ADMITS GUILT; GETS i
THREE MONTHS IN J;
Murray Schwablc. arrested Mom
on a charge of having tried to eaiH '
draft for $4S, to which he had faBlI
the name of Joseph Davics, chfutv
of the Democratic city counnittcemj
San Francisco, pleaded guilty
charge of attempting to obtain nJ.
under false pretenses when arrah-c
before .lustico II. S. Harper ycstorW
He wis sentenced to serve te
months in the county jail.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBIA .t
ELECT NEW OFFICE
Salt Lake council No. 602. Knl
of Columbus, elected officers for;
onsuing year in tho lodce rooms I
da' night. The new officers aro.vi
,T. Bruncau, grand knight; P. J. J
gin, deputy grand knight; H. h. K
chancellor; J). Owens, warden; fiicl
Trcanor, trustee; C. A. liocke, finan
secretary, and S, A. Melligan, rccor
I CITY AND VICINITY!
W. W. ARMSTRONG, yesterday rj
gave a luncheon at the Commercial..;
in honor of F. IT. Newell, dlrcctoi
reclamation. The luncheon was an
formal one. Those present were R
Newell, Governor Spry. W. R
D. IT. Blossom. V. A. Mac Arthur.
W. W. Armstrong. 0
POSTMASTER ARTHUR, L. THO?
will tell his experiences during his rei
European trip at the firm social of
vear given by the Sons and DaugU
of Wales. Friday night. , Tho entert
ment will be given at Social hall, -11 a
street. , i"
FUNERAL SERVICES for Mrs. CMia
K. Sebroc, formerly oi Salt l-aKc,
died .Monday night at feierin Mad re, I
will bo held at the S. D. 13 vans ort
ehunel at 1 P- today. I'rjeiulsa
h.vlte'l. Otherwise the funeral will
private. " J
A MEETING of Iho real estate com
tee of tho Commercial club was HoM.:
crd y nSoii at I he dub. Proposed I -nk'liml
legislation was discusBc . N
Inir will be done until the boaul or j
Irnora ptwses on the committee's plai
THE CITY conimlHHloners y(istoJ
repaired a petition signed by Ernca?
Ifll and fortv-nlno other property a
era of Third avenue, seeking tho J
fiS will asphalt of that thorough)
from A to Virginia street.
AN ILLUSTRATED lecture dC
with his travels In thu Orient HI bf
llvered Sunday evening at . Uc
McUiolllBt church by the pastor, tho
F B. Short. The slhles to be i sfUj
taken from photocraphs which Dr. ,
himself took rtiirlnsf his travels. ?
STANLEY A. BALLlNGER mid
a Pfoutz ; both of Price, wore mas
vistordw ittm'nooi. at the
the Flrnl Methodist choroh by tho.
tor, tho Rev. F. 13. Short.