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16 THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 20, 1912. J
: A3YLUWUS CHARGE
Nora McCarthy, Salt Lake
Dressmaker, Accuses Jacob
Mortcnsen in Complaint.
Defendant in Suit for Dam
ages Replies That Plain
Sinister insinuation!; concerning- the
murder of Iicr uncle thirty-two yearn ago
RnU tlio open cha,rgc that hIic was "rail
roaded" to the insane asylum by gross
perjury and falsehood, when her attempt
to solve the mystery of the murder srew
warm, arc made fn n complaint filed in
tlio district court yesterday by Nora .Mc
Carthy, a. local dressmaker, against Ja
toh D. T.Iortcuacn. Miss McCarlhy seeks
JtO.000 damago on each ot two counts.
The otory of an alleged conspiracy rl
aling the muster efforts of fiction writers
ii its ttartllng depth of plot and success
ful execution. Is outlined in the complaint,
which Is probably the most sensational
of Its kind ever filed In the local courts.
The story begins .Tunc 1, 1SS0, when Timo
thy Cronan, well-to-do and heir to the cs-
atc of the Karl of Stragull in England,
wao murdered in Salt Lake. According to
th- complaint, .the murderers wcro never
brought to Justice and tho estate of tho
victim was never probated. Mis Mc
Carthy says she Is the niece and only heir
of Timothy Cronan.
I Perjury Charged.
That her undo was murdered for hia
wealth and that tho murderers have since
fraudulently obtained possession of his
propertv. Is the allegation In one count of
tho complaint. In tho other count Mort
rnsen Is accused of having petitioned for
a. hearln? in tho local district court to de
termine the mental condition of tho plain
tiff and to have no sworn and represented
to the court that an order wan entered
ommlttlris the plaintiff, under the name,
of Miss Carter, to the Insane asylum at
Prow. This was In June.- Jflll.
That Morteusen well knew her real
name and that, ho caused her to be
brought Into court under the name of Miss
Carter. In order that her Identity might
be forever lost and her efforts to re
tover her uncle's property set at naught,
Is the open charge.
The affidavit Mortcnsen Is alleged to
lavo sworn to. asking for an Insanity
hearing, Is reproduced In full In tho com
plaint. Tt Is dated June 20, -1D11, The
following day tin hearing was held in the
i lot riot court. Mortcnsen and his wife,
Settle Mortrnscn, arc alleged to have con
spired together and in have concocted a
story about the plaintiff's having- had
I frequent hallucinations which denoted her
Insanity. On their testimony, it Is dc-
tared. MlfK .McCarthy, under tho name
t -f ,Miss Carter, was committed to the
alum. despite her protestations of J-anlty
and her denial of the pretended hallucina
tions. Was Soon Released.
August 3, 1911. less than two months
aler th commitment. Miss McCarthy
i u released from the asylum and pro
nounced sane, according to the complaint.
Illuming to the thread or her life she
ound herself universally discredited, she
j-aji', because of her term In the Insane
rvsvlum. This, she avers, has ruined her
business as a dressmaker, and brought
i aught but misery into her life. Dam
ages to the extent of 510,000 and other
relief is asked for.
In tho second count, the complaint hark
ens back to the Cronan murder and Its
sequences aa a reason for tho alleged
fraudulent conspiracy of Mortenscn and
others to have Miss MsCarlhy retired to
"1 asylum. With careful circumspection,
me complaint alleges that It was because
Mbn McCarthy was tho only heir to the
Cronan estate and because who had under
taken to clear the long standing mystery
. of her uncle's murder, that Mortenscn
'ad her tried for Insanity. Immediately
following this allegation the complaint
'eta out that though the murderers of
Timothy Cronan were never found out
the plaintiff has re.u-oii to suiipcct and
ground to bcllcvo that she knows their
Defendant Not Worried.
Mortenscn. who live." at V.li Stcond
V.h t street, and has a rooming house at
Main and First South streets, seemed
nore amused than astonished when seen
last night. lie spoke kindly of the
minnn, but made a sweeping denial of
any conspiracy. He admitted complaln
'ng to the sheriff and having her taken
lrom Ms place. Ho said:
I do not remember whother tho
name wan McCarlhy or Carter. Siio
una a woman of about -10. and gave
evidence of previous intelligence and
education. Sho rented a room at our
plac and said she was a dress
maker, but ihe tried to make only
mo dress to my knowledge and that
was spoiled. The owner called and
took tho cloth away.
I never heard of any such murder
as Rlic mentions in her complaint.
When at our house she repcatcdlv
talked wildly of a political plot to dc
itroy her. She told us she had been
oilowcd all around the country In
ner enemies. 1 did not pay much at
tention to her until she began accus
ing Mrs. MorlcniNm and myself of
trying to harm her. She accused
is of being In tho conspiracy. We
were afraid she would try to do
! arm. We could not get rid of her in
at.y other way. so 1 made the com
laliit and she was sent to Provo
I understand that after she was r
;eascd she went to California, but
lvr returned and culled a: tho
louse for some belonging nlic said 8hc
;ad left. We save her what she
irked for and nothing unusual hap
pened. I hen I did not hear of her
any more. Once I hhw her on tho
areet, and that was all.
Time to Deliberate.
I shall not do anything Immedi
ately. I think that when her attor-r-y
becomes fully aware of her mis
fortune he will drop the Hull. I vl-
ted his office today to explain her
ondltlon. Il0 was not there.
Morlenaen said he did not have the
least Idea as to where any member of hu
'amlly was. Uc did not remcmbor her
mt itlonlng her home, except that alio
said the was born In Ireland.
MRS. J. W. -MAX FIELD
;! LAYS DOWN BURDEN
Hi Mi. Margaret Maxucld. 52 years of
K "ifc or the late J. Maxfleld. plo-
H; 'cer vinegar manufacturer of this state.
! 1 n,1 - ci Seventh South stiout
- ! eiterday at 1:30 p. m.. of heart failure.
l ."1 Mw'-1 was bjni In Woodstock.
H'T Ontario. Canada. She hud lived In N'cm
I k ami, Chicago berorc coming to Op
Hi den. Utah In iS. with her hu.lwnd.
H:j Mio had been a resident or Salt ImUk
l 1SS,V Shejn aurvlvrtl by a nephew.
I UlllUro J. Wright, of CIO South F1rt
i )i:6t lrcct. and by other relatives In
1 Chicago and California. .sTic wits a. mem-
r ,C I '" Immanucl BabtUt -tmreh and
3 f " Woodbine Hrrln ."o. w y
'I 'W Ity- TI.e bod" Jh at . c uiidcrw k
H: fg room r:c W. JIa". . J uneral
H arrsnsfTicnt.' wiP oi. annouuefd la""
LOSES HIS LIFE
IN A GRAVEL PIT
ANDREW JOSEPH THOMSON.
r 1 ilJ
AGTIOW OF STUDENTS
Execulivc Comniillcc uf Uie
Board of Regents to Mold
To lake action on Monday's unauthor
ized holiday, declared and taken by about
1300 students, the cxecullvo committees
oJ tho University of Utah board of re
gents will hold a special meeting Friday
afternoon in the directors' room of tho
Desert National bank. The students re
turned to their classes yesterday and no
reference was made to their Impromptu
colebrullon of the football victory won
over tho Colorado colleen team Saturday.
Whcihcr leaders of the movement will
be suspended Is a mnttcr of conjecture.
Tho executive commit Ice met yesterday
and expressed strong disapproval of what
It considered a flagrant breach of dis
cipline. The young men and women, it
said, had oult school, hired an orchestra,
drove teachers and pupils from thu gym
nasium and hold a "ragtime" dance. De
prived of thcli' music In the hall, they
moved the celebration to a ward mooting
house, where they further disported them
selves, all despite the protests of Acting
President Joseph F. Merrill, who had
pleaded vainly with thein on the campus
when the rumpus began.
HELD ON SUSPICION
Thomns Potter Dunn, a vaudeville
actor. ?,4 years of age, waa arrested bv
Df'tocUvcs W. C. Znesc nnd Herbert
I.clchtcr at 1 1 :."0 o'clock last night on
suspicion of beinir a man wanted In
Pittsburg, Pa., for embezzlement.
Dunn Is said by the detectives to fit
the description of the man wanted a
traveling salesman for a jewelry firm in
the .Smoky city, alleged to have misap
propriated 5H00 of his employer's money.
The local detective! declare lliat l hey
recognized the actor when they saw him
on a local singe two nlKhts ago from a
photograph arid a descriptive circular
received recently at' police headquarters.
Arrest was delayed until Dunn had fin
ished his local engagement. The Im
personator denies that he Is tlic man
wanted, and declares that he is a victim
Of mistaken Identity. The detectives
say that, he answers the description in
tho circular, even to a scar on the face
and a broken nose, while they regard the
photograph an absolute Ilkcnesa.
Dunn was held at the city jail last
night pending Investigation.
FOR PARTY SERVICE
Judge John F. Chid ester and Senator
U. W. Scvy, both of Uichfield. are in
Salt Lake for a few days. .Indue Chid es
ter had charge of the recent Uepublicau
campaign in Sevier, Wayne, Piute, Gar
field and Kane counties, and yesterday
received the congratulations of promi
nent Salt Lake Republicans because each
of these comities gave- the ticket the
usual Jtepublican plurality, desnite the
entrance of the third party into tho
contest. Doth Judge CliideKter and Sen
ator Scvy are boosting strong for the
Sevier valley. They declare that It is
entering upon an unprecedented era of
development and prosperity.
COMMITTEE ON RATES
IS ALMOST THROUGH
Continuing their thorough in-v cstigulion
of Salt Lake's water supply in relation
to Insurance rates, the spt-clal committer,
of fire undcrwrllcin upon whoc IlndingB
will hinge the fate of Mayor Park's pica
for cheaper rates, yesterday spent sev
eral hours going over blue print In tlio
offlco of tlie city engineer. AH sources
of water supply, all conduits, pipe Hues,
reservoirs. Intake dams and icrns as
shown in the blue prints were taken note
of and studied.
The special committee will complete Its
Investigations of the city's degree of fire
hazard within the next few days, a re
port is expected early next week.
MISS EMILY HALL DIES
IN GOLDF1ELD, NEV.
Miss l-hiiily Hall, well known m musi
cal circles In this Htv. died at 3:10
o'clock yesterday morning at Goldfiold.
New. according to word received here
yesterday. Acute rheumatism Is as
signed as tho cause.
Miw Hall had a wide circle of friends
In Salt Lake, to whom she was Inti
mately and affecllonallv known bv the
nick name of "Tootsle." At the time of
her death she whs slaying at the resi
dence of her sldlcr. Mr. 12. Si. Yankee,
a former resident of Salt Lake. Miss
Hn'l had been III for four months.
Funeral services will be held In Cold
BY TWO INSTITUTIONS
A peclnl 5 per cent dividend, payable
at once, amounting to 52o.000. was de
clare,! by the directors of the Denerot
National bank at a meeting yesterday
noon. The directors of tho Doserot Sav
ings bank mt at the same hour and de
clared a special dividend of 10 per ent.
amounting to $10,000. payable at onre.
The nrogrammo for the butchers and
grocers" dance at Odoon hall tonight waa
completed vestcrdav :m follows: Flelsch
mann ciUadrJUe. A'lcnna two-stcD. Roral
w-nltx. Superior rage. Hewlett two-sten
Farrts waltz. Rlanohard quadrille, Mend-ovlew-
waltz. Gold 'Nugget " rage. Holly
reel fnnoek two-step. TalliM-Prlco
wal Kan-YI'-dep two-step Kill n glide.
S m'lM waltz nd rton-Tj' 'ei- Paul
Joji-" Kambifgcr elertiir Wanlamerc
kpre'T -and Icrs!:man rei.
HEW J. THOMSON
Foreman of Gravel Pi I on N
Street. Is Caii glil by
CAREFUL FOR OTHERS
Leaves Widow and Four Ut
ile Children; Well and .
While he was in J lie act of inspect
ing tin; ovcrlKingin-; escarpment of a
gravel bank to make sure of the safety
of teamsters about to load. Andrew
Joseph Thoin.son. pit foreman, 3b' years
of ngo, was caught, umler an avalanche
of many tons of caving ravel, and the
life was crushed and smothered from
his body in a gravel pit at X street
uud Thirteenth avenue at '2:'o0 p. m.
Kilit men with shovels and three
temper trams uncovered, the body of
Thomson within ten .minutes after the
cavein. lie was ciuite dead. Jlo had
fallen with his neck across a chain of
a scraper that was buried with him,
with the result I hat his neck was badly
bruised, if not broken. Tho tragic
news was carried to Ihc widow and
lilllo family at the home. J 5 1 Wont
wort Ii avenue, between Twelfth and
Thirteenth .South on Stale street, by
0. G. Workman, soon after the acci
dent. Mr. Workman leases the gravel
pit from tho city. lie was not pres
ent at Ihc time of the accident. j
Team Nearly Buried.
W. Thomas, a teamster, who had
driven into the pit for a load, was
buried to his waist in the eaviug;
gravel, while a team driven by a
driver named Jack Park, and bitched
to the scraper across which Mr. Thom
son fell, was buried until only their
heads remained out. They were not
seriously injured. Dr. 0. K Wilcox
was summoned to attend Thomson, but
found, that death had been swift, from
suffocation apparently, though there
was some evidence that the victim's
ncek had been "broken.
Besides bis widow. Mr. Thomson is
survived b' four children, two boys
uud two girls. The boys are Andrew
Glendowar, aged S. and Walter Tiny
niond. 4; the girl?, Ethel Emaliiic,
aged 0. and M"yrtle Mary. (5. The homo
in which the family lives i9 rented.
"Mr. Thomson bore an excellent repu
tation among his many acquaintances.
"One of the finest fellows L ever
bad in my cm ploy," said Mr. Work
man last, night.
"He was a clean, fine fellow, liked
by everyone and always concerned
over the safety of others," said. Curtis
Y. Clawson, "foreman of tho Valley
View gravel pit. who rushed his men
lo the neighboring gravel pit to aid
in the work of rcscuo as soon as tho
"My husband did not want to go
to work this morning: how wish ho
hadn't,' said Mrs. Thomson at her
borne last night as she sat surrounded
bv her littlo children, who were trviiiL'
to understand something of the
inensure of their own bereavement
from tho grief of their mother.
M"r. Thomson was a member of tho
local Teamsters' union.
Funeral arrangements will bo com
pleted later, in the meantime tho
body is being prepared for burial by
Undertaker S. D. Evans.
DESIRES TO CURTAIL
Tho justice of th" city board of health's
regulation re'iulrlnj; a lapse of twi'iity
onc daya after quarantine on contagious
disease has been removed before chil
dren can return to school, is challenged
by S. t. Anderson In a petition received
h'y the city comnilnsion yesterday.
Tifr. Anderson declares that his son has
been pronounced entirely free from small
pox and the quarantine flap removed,
but still the health authorities refuse to
grant hhn a permit to return lo acliool.
If the boy Is allowed lo associate wi-'h
other persons outside of .school, where
is the justice of excluding- hirn from tho
claH room, asks lr. Anderson.
MEETING TO BE HELD
Invitations are being sent out for the
social membership nve'ln?- of the Utah
Xfanufactiircr.s' association in the Cham
ber of Commerce next Tuesday evening,
when men and women will gather for a.
Dutch lunch and other entertainment. It
Is probable that I.ouIh K Hoyle. of the
Intcrmountaln Industrial association, will
deliver an illustrated lecture on Utah's
This will be the first of a series of
meetings to be held by tho manufacturers.
The programme Is under direction of D.
F". Collctl, secretary.
COUNTY WILL HAVE
ITS PRIVATE PHONES
A telephone exchange connecting every
offlco of the county government through
a central operator was decided upon yes
terday by the county commissioner. The
eschango la an Improvement thai has
been considered by the cominiosionera for
considerable time. It would have been
InataMcd before but for the fact that the
slate refused to join In the plan so as
to have all state officers In the county
aide of the Joint building Included In the
IN PARKS OF THE CITY
Upon the representation of Commis
sioner Keyser that ?."00 In hand right
now would be worth twice that amount
In the budget bush nc:t year, the city
commission yesterdnv appropriated said
3500 for park improvements. Certain
work needs be done at once nnd can be
done moro advantageously at this time
of the year than any other, according to
Mr. ICeyser, who Is willing that the com
missioner charge the 5500 to Uio park
departmcnt'H nil arc of the annual budget
appropriations next year.
WORK BEING RUSHED
ON BANK BUILDING
The new biilldliicr at the corner of
Slate street and Victoria, which li to be
the home of the National Cltv bank. Is
rapidly neartng completion. The Mtrur
ture Is now umler roof, while the Oeorshi
w;dte marble fropl Ih bel-ig "relied T"e
pi-'if tire arc hur-i aM fnt as Is op
siKtent with good wo-fc. and t? e luterioi
w,u finished wPh'n a few da
jCKE HEEDED II
i HANDLING OF FRUIT
Utah Horticultural Inspector
Says a Shaken p Is on
BACK FROM MEETING
Advertising- and Boosting
Campaign Favored by
Growers of West.
A bi ilial;c-up in the method of
marketing fruit by growers ol' Utah
anil the cutirc west id comiup, accord-in-;
to .J. Edward Taylor, .state horti
cultural inspector, who returned yes-!
tcrday from llio convention of VTest
j era States Horticultural Inspectors' as
l soeiation held in Spokane. Mr. Tay
I lor alto attended the fifth annual
apple show in Spokane.
It in probable that a b"t mass meet
ing of "rowers and , shippers of Utah
fruit will be held in Salt Lake next
.fanuavy. This is the bUg-cstiou of
Dr. A. G. Stoddard, a rowor of
Spanish Fork, who lias interested Mr.
Taylor in the subject. Tho inspector
received a letter from Dr. Stoddard
yesterdu'. lie has also received in
formation of a proposed movement, to
create a fruit-eating habit anions the
western people, particularly in Utah.
Dr. Stoddard's idea is lo form a
more active; and practical organization
lhan the Stale Horticultural society,
lie would have the association eslab
li5hf permanent headquarters, onc;iiq;o
selling and publicity experts and in
st.iiuto a thorough campaign of ,-ju-dicious
advcrtisiiitr and gen oral boost
ing. The Stale Tlortieuluurnl society
will moot in Ogdcn in January. Dr.
Stoddard thinks tins would be tho
proper time to put his plans and what
over additions or .sub.stit.ulcs others
mny advocate into effect. An effort
would bo made to solvo every im
portant problem of the fruit industry
by organized effort. Tho commercial
growers and shippers acting together,
it is thought, could devise better ways
and means to cope with any situation
than by acting separately.
Demand Is Increasing '
Tnspcclor Taylor thinks the time
may come when the supply of fruit
will bo greater than tho demand in
Utah and other western states. Tho
growers, it is said, realize that, by be-,
ing able to dispose of their products
close at home they could make boMcr
profits nnd readily sell whatever sur
plus there ma- be over that supplied
to I lio eastern markets.
"The whole northwest is up hi the
air on the market question, ", said Mr.
Taylor. "They are doing their ut
most to cope with the difficulty of dis
Iributing their crops in the west. A
five-day conference has just been
held by growers in Spokane. Nearly
ovcrybod' is shipping his fruit; to Chi
cago and New York. Ther desiro to
have other markets ostablishcd. All
kinds of plans were discussed at the
conference, but no definite solution ar
rived at. The fruit, sections of Mon
tana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon
wcro represented at the conJ oronce.
Another will bo held soon, when some
organized system may bo adopted.
Utah, of course, has the same prob
lem." Mr. Taylor Is Heard.
At tho convention of inspectors Mr.
Ta3-lor described what Utah had done
toward abolishing the alfalfa weevil.
Utah, California, Oregon, "Washington,
Idaho and Montana were represented.
M. Ii. Dona of Missoula, president, pre
sided. Mr. Taylor is vico president
and .r. U. McPhcrson is secretary.
The matter of uniform quarantine- laws
was discussed. Few new thoughts on
Ihc subject were evolved, but the mem
bers pledged themselves to continue
their s3'steni of advising ouo another
as to plant and tree diseases in their
respective states, regardless of what
the legislature? ma- do. althougli the
Jaw-makers will also be requested to
adopt legislation to assist the growers.
JEWS ASK CITY FOR
A delegation composed of prominent
local Jew's waited upon tho elly com
mission yesterday to ask that tlc oily
give to the Jewish congregation a cer
tain tract of cemetery land on tho north
east bench. A. Bimllar request was made
pnjviouBjy and wan denied nn the srround
that under the law the city can not
make sIHs of Its property.
Some time ago the tract was deeded
to the Catholic church for some small
consideration, and after It had been
used a short time it was returned to the
city, the Catholic church having made
other arrangements for the extension of
Its cemetery jsround.
The second petition from the Jews was
referred to the city attorney. It is un
derstood that arrangements will he made
to turn the tract over to the petitioners
with the underntandlng that all revenue
derived from the sale of Iois shall he
used for the improvement and beautify
ing of the ground.
HEBER CITY READY
TO TALK PROGRESS
A revival of the commercial develop
ment spirit in Ucbcr City is tho object
of a meeting that will be held there No
vember UO, when the Ucbcr City Com
mercial club la lo be rcorgunir.cd. Fred
C. Graham, assistant secretary of the
Utah Development league, and AVill G.
Karrcll. chairman of tho associated clubs
committee of the Commercial club, will
go to Ucbcr City on that day to aselst
In the work. Tho leaguo and the local
club arc acting Jointly In planning rallies
throughout the stato by which It Is hoped
to awaken a wider Interest In the objects
and importance of Commercial clubs and
CITY SEEKING TO
An ordinance framed by the city al-!
toniy at Iho request of Mayor Park.
Intended to free the city from the lia
bility that might accrue from nignw fall
ing from roofs or buildings, waa taken
under consideration by the city commis
sion yesterday morning.
An ordinance makes it unnecessary to.
secure a permit from the city bnforc
putting up a filcn on ona'x own" building
or promises. Under tho prcxent ordin
ance a permit is ncfcmarv and tho tak
ing our or a permit in.-ol"es Inspection
of t' c --Igi r? ri:v and mlT t tlmrc
I 'fad U"c t' ntO "ublliU in rare r( ;c--'den'
IS ILL ORGANIZED
Delegates to the Grand Junc
tion Meeting. Return to
OUTLOOK IS FAVORABLE
Route From Denver to Salt
Lake Divided Into Five
Sail Lake's delegates to the Grand
Junction convention, which orgunlscd the
Utah-Colorado link of the IMIdland Trail
association at Grand Junction Monday,
returned home yesterday afternoon. They
were Dr. Fred J. Stauffcr, who repre
sented the Salt Lake Commercial club,
and W. D. Ttishcl, who acted a3 delegate
for the Automobile Club of Utah. Provo,
Price and Green IJIvcr delegates were
on tho fame train and dropped. off in their
respective towns on the route. j
According lo Dr. Stauffcr, who Is vico
president of tho new organization, the
delegates believe they havu outlined a
plan of organization that should Interest
practically every town along tho route
The hend of the new organization is at
Grand Junction, and he will conduct his
effrnpatgn from there. Jlo has under him
two vice presidents, one at Salt. Lake and
one at Denver, who will keep up active
work m their respective stale:! and who,
to u. certain extent, are in charge of the
wgrk in their states.
The route from Denver to Sail Lake
is divided into llvo divisions, each In
charge of a commissioner, who must re
port direct to the pienldcnt of the as
sociation as lo the work hcing done In
his district. Theso districts arc outlined
as follows: First, Denver to State Bridge,
in Eagle county. Colorado, with head
quarters at Idaho Spring?. Colo.; second,
Slate Hrldgo to Colorado-Utah state line,
with headquarters at Glonwood Springs;
third, Utah-Colorado state line to Wood
side, with headquarters at Green P.Ivcr;
fourth, Woodside to CoKon, with head
quarters at Price: fifth. Colton to Sail
Lake, with headquarters at Provo.
Tho commissioner In charge of each
of these districts Is supposed to travel
up and down the line, appoint local
councils in every community with powers
to organize separate units, who arc ex
pected to work in their particular dis
tricts and any thno the work needed is
loo much for them they will call upon
the commissioner, who in turn will ap
peal to the president of the association.
Plan to Raise Funds.
It Is Intended to raise funds by a
membership fee of S2 a year. Hair of
this money Is to be used by the directors
to secure the adoption of" the trail as
the official route, either by advertising
or sending delegates to Indianapolis,
when tho award of tho route is decided
upon. The other half of the fund Is to
bo used at tho discretion or tho directors
in making repairs along tho route, and
to help construct tein7)orary roads In
sparsely settled portions of the voutp.
This system of organization was
evolved entirely by tho committee at
Grain! Junction and it wilr only after
several hours of discussion that (he Idea
was brought out.
Both Dr. Stauffcr and Mr. Klshel de
clared that the Grnnd Junction people
are with the movement to a man and
It wa-s on account of the energy shown
and the work already done that this
place was selected a3 headquarters for
CITY AND VICINITY
DR. MERRILL, who Is director of the
Utah Slate School of Mines, will be sent
as dclegnte to the meetings of the Ajner-li-an
Mining congress. November LT. and
in Spokane, "Wash. This was de
cided by the executive committee of ihc
Unlvorslly of Utah regents yesterday.
The architects of the university wcro in
structed by the committee lo tnk9 out a
building permit for the toilet building
which will be erected for tho normal
THE PUBLIC LIBRARY has for dis
tribution a sinaJl pamphlet containing a
list of children's books recommended by
tho library for purchase as Christmas
sifts. There Is now pn exhibition In tho
children's room a selection of the books
themselves, and parents and others inter
ested arc Invited to call ax any time dur
ing II bran' hours and examine them.
CHARGING DESERTION and failure
to provldi.-, Calantho . Henry filed suit
for divorce from William C. Henry In
thu district court yesterday. They wen;
rnaniod October 5. 1910. and the deser
tion Is said to date from October. 1311.
Mrs. Ifenrv asks custody of a minor
child, alleging that her husband Is un
lit to care for it.
T. W. DIMOND filed suit In the dis
trict court yesterday against J. 2. Dal
ton and r. M IDalton to recover 52000
and Interest said to he due on a promis
IN THE CASE of Koynl V. DayncB
against the ITagman .Nelson company.
Judge C. V. Morso yesterday awaided
Dayncs Jh"0 rent and .170 attorney's fees.
HIGH SCHOOL WILL
That the Salt Lako high school will do
Its part toward entertaining the teachers
In Utah schools next week J? evinced by
the preparations made by the different
organizations. Besides the guard mount
to be given by tho Cadet battalion, the
Glco dub will sing for the visitors, and
they will probably be Invited to see the
first rehearsals of the now Dramatic as
sociation. Final tryouts for parts In tho first play
to bo produced. "Captain Jinkn." were
held yesterday. Al'ler the competitors had
read their respective parts It was an
nounced that no selections from yester
day's Iryoul would be made until Friday,
when the complete cast will be chosen.
ALFRED H. THIESSEN
IS HOME FROM SOUTH
Alfred II. Thlessen, sectional director of
the United States weather bureau, who
Is In chargo of tho local offlco of the
bureau, arrived home laic last night from
Atlanta. Ga.. where ho has been attend
ing a meeting of tho sectional directors
of the bureau and officials from the
Washington office. Among those In at
tendance was "Willis L. Moore, chief of
the bureau. One of the prominent fea
tures of the session was tho discussion
of plans for rendering tho greatest pos
sible assistance to the farmer of the
country In advising them of weather conditions.
Seeks Instruction Here.
Allen F. Gllllhan, president of the board
of health of Berkeley. CuI., has written
to Dr. Si. G. Paul, local health commln
sloncr. unking for a copy of Salt Lake's
health ordinances and regulations. lie
write that while xlslllmr In Salt Lake
Int September be was great l.v impressed
v.iLi tl'- clt iinncr f reg I'ating the
" rndlu c o irn at' nnd ' - pr ti' uiail'"
ocsdreH 'o kn.n of thai drpvtmcn' o' i
Jofjij board a trm.
Ill CAMS OF
Utah Will Be More Thank
ful Than Ever This Year
The turkoys ate coining, and Utah,
particularly Salt Lako, is preparing to
give thanks as it never gave thanks
before. Poultry dealers nay it looks
like a banner year jjr thanks. JCarly
next week two carloads of the do
mestic kind of meleapris fowls will
arrivo in Salt Lake, Most of them
will coino from Kansas and Nebraska.
Each, car will contain 20,000 pounds of
turkoys, so there will bo 40,000 pounds
of them to go tho route of annual de
capitation, roast, stew, hash and soup
lo show how grateful of blessings be
stowed those who cat them can be.
Thankskgiving day in November US.
Ir, is estimated that by that time at
least IOOjOOO pounds of "this species of
the gallinaceous tribe will bo dis
tributed in Salt. Lake and vicinity,
that the iucroaso in turkey-eating this
year may amount to about' 20 per cent.
Besides the Kansas and Nebraska
variety, some Utah tuvkoy will be
eaten. Utah makes no pretense, how
ever, at being a turkey-raisin" state,
but it will do its sharo toward iuruish
ing tho Thanksgiving fare.
For llinro will be fruit jam, jelly,
vegetables. iucludiugUtnlrs famous
celery, and other Utah products on
tho table. Some persons will forego,
as usual, the toothsome molcagris,
fearing the gaslric aftermath. Tho con
comitant nightmare arid tho dull,
molancholy sensation where content
ment and joy alone should reign. To
them the poultry men aro recommend
ing Utah's lucious ducks, ham, lamb
and chicken. They say that to I he
truly thankful there is always a way
regardless of digestive difticultie1'
USE OBJECT! TO
Members of City Commission
Questions. Departing- From
Whether it, is good business .judg
ment lo levy an CaUii special assess
ment to cover Ihc cost of improve
ments not entirely covered by the
lirsl assessment, where the d elicit is
not great, is a question that is being
debated b" the city eoninihsioncrs.
Under the law the eily has the ripht
to levy the extra assessment against
property judders, but heretofore it has
not exercised the pcrogative. I'ccent
ly the city auditor presented to the
commis-sion a report calling attention
to a deficit of $M35 on a certain piece
of improvement, and recommending
that tho amount bo covered by an ex
tra, tax. ieing without precedent in
(he matter, tho commissioners have re
ferred tho question to the city -attorney.
"It is a doubtful procedure at
best,"'' said Commissioner Henry AV.
Lawrence 3'esterday, "and in this
caso the expense attached to levying
tho special tax would liardlj" bo worth
while considering tho comparatively
small amount, too, the property owners
naturally resent another tax for an im
provement for which they have paid
their full share. K is a question
whether tho tax could be collected
without considerable trouble.'
In the past tlio city counci lias al
ways taken oaro of deficits of this sort
by an. appropriation or transfer of
NOTED EDUCATOR TO
SPEAK HERE SUNDAY
In reply to an urgent Invitation from
Superintendent 35 JJ. Chrislensen. P. P.
Claxlon, national commissioner of educa
tion at Washington, has consented to de
liver a publlo address In Salt Uiko next
Sunday night. This will bo in addition
to tlic lectures the commissioner Is sched
uled to deliver before the Utah Teachers'
association, which convenes all next week:
SiiDcrlntcndent Chrlatcnsen received a
letter yesterday from Mr. Claxlon. accept
ing the Invitation. Though arrangements
for the address have not been made It
is yrobable that it will be delivered at
one of tbe local churches. The com
missioner will speak under Ihc auspices
of the local school system and is expeclcd
to address himself to the most vital edu
cational problems of the day.
SOCIALISTS DESIRE ONE
ON SCHOOL BOARD
The annual effort of the local Socialist
party to elect members to the city board
of education is attracting more attention
that ever among the school authorities
this year In view of tho recent episode
In which two Socialist children were sus
pended from school for rcrusJnp to salute
Socialists of the city are said to have
resented the action of tho school authori
ties in the matter and are said to oo
considering a test case In the courts to
determine "whether the-salute to the flag
can bo made a compulsory regulation.
What would happen should a Socialist
Ik elected to the bonrd this year pre
sents an uncomfortable thought to the
MURDER IS CHARGE
Complaints Charging murder In tho first
degree were issued by the county attor
ney yesterday against Peter Thodorakls,
Peter Vantarakcs and Gii3t Belakls.
Bingham strikers, who are alleged to have
murdered Angclo Pc.spes. Pespes died
November IS at a local hospital from bul
let wounds inflicted October 25 in the
shooting on Copper mountain. The ac
cused arc in the county Jail, having been
charged previously vlth assault with in
tent to murder J'espes.
Theodore Schweitzer, chief deputy sher
iff at lilngham, Is the complaining wit
ness In each case.
MRS. HAVENS LEAVES
ON A BOOSTING TRIP
Mrs. Olive Itavenp, president of tho
Utah Home Industry association, left yes
terday for Provo, whero she will hold a
"home Industry revival." From tlmrc
she will go to Spanish Fork and t'rlco
to organize new branches of the organi
zation, her Intention bolng to ultimately
form link? all over tho state. In Provo
s'e rnjiKUMcd with the off'cers rf the
M.mc'i in that and preparations w
made fo- a iiu-ctlnsj in the I'roo Com
mri 'ai (''ibi" room".
Great Interest Beingwl
in Nomination forjfl
School Board. W
CANDIDATES IN .11
Lawrence Green andl
McMullen Are Be i
Strongly Supporlc i
rteaidenla of thu Fo.irth waid f
next Monday night nt tnc T M
ward amusement hall t0 telccj
partisan candidate for a nu-nS t'
school board. The call for thj
Is signed by John .(atnes, U,
ward chairman; S. U. Chase. v E
ward chairman, and .1. n, jj S
Progressive ward chnirr.itm. x
Considerable interest Is bcingr' ff
t the selection of a candidate for t
of education from this ward, 'j t'
hah Thomny. the retiring menib'i if
school board from this Nur w
ably not be a candidate for rcnor f
Mr. Thomas Muds that his nrlva X
ncss requires close attention onT S
and that it will be difficult for hi :h
vote much of his time to thni '
the board. Ifowei i he Ik hpiiifl 6
ly urged lo return to the bo.u-dJi Hi
decide lo become a candidate.
Greene Being Urged. 1
A few- days ago an informal 6
of prominent residents of IV w ir
a meullng and decided to urge V i
Greene to become a candldat t.
member of thu board. .U. cird &
prominent resident of the l-'yuri !
lie In a graduate of the L'nlv)
Toronto and has been a resident
for many years He bus Ovl.-nsl
Inc interests in 1'lah and Idalu
president and general manager
Utah I 'ire Clay company aiuU
of the Western l-'ire C'lav cuiupa
was formerly president of I ho A
There appears to be a iilri)i S
in favor of I'ormer Mavor Johu 'H
ford for membership on the hoi.
the Fourth ward, but then sccr
onsldcrable doubt a" lo whrtlio
.Mr. Brans ford would consent Ji
Candida le for the place.
A. D. McMullen, treasurer of 't
vcll-Patorson Hardware coiupari)
other prominent Fourth ward I
who has been urged to become
date lor a place on I bo ;;ehool 1)01
.M-.Mullen was a candidate for t
inallon two years aso for a nid
I be school board, but was defeo
few votes by P. T. Hammond. S
large taxpayer ninl promlm-iiti
malt, lie la lh owiice of th- X
apartments at Hie corn it of FIra
and T street. Mr. Mc.lulen
ber of the Ooinmer. Jni elu'). a
second degree Mason, a Shrluer
aetlvo member of the Uescrfti
Tho women i-.f the Fouilii w1
discussed to some "Sleiit the ad
of nominating a woman for aj
tho school board, but Hi'i
reached no definite com luIon.
BOUNTY ON THy
A regular market plan fui Mb
hunters and trappers of t ie pa 5
lnsoi t may bring their iinpiilrsf Jt
them at a ll.cd prb e per pourif f
riuart. will be established in S Ji
next summer If the city coniuils f
give heedful ears to a reroninr e
Dr. S. (J. Paul, city health comni
is about lo make. It
"Why not. put a bounty oo ,t f
devils;," paid the doctor yestcrdii er
as they do on coyotes and hi
things? Also, why not fU a corl .
son, early in the car. whenj l'
cashes will be redeemable? W E
kind jf a system, cverjbodv will k
and kill flics Just at the "tiinc r.
swat in timo saves about fuitj V
Dr. Paul will presii.t hi"? idc fjj
commission at an earn dnt and i
deavor to have an appropriate '
In thu coming budget to put t!
hit" execution. Hn also will pi jB
system of special promt urns nni r
besides the regular market -J $
those who achieve special rcnowr k
glng tho game. f, jt
CITY WILL NOT PAYL
FOR A DEAD HJK
The poor marksmanship of a jlC
fleer is his own pcrsoiud all L
doesn't result In liability on th
Ihc city, according lo an opliil;
City Attorney Harper J. DlnninyJ: j,
to the commission yesterday it
to tho claim of I.ee I.oy, a China
ener. whose horse was killed by :'
bullet of the "law " on J'lum a
Wherefore, the chum will uoU) r,
the commission acting on the rc4
datlon of the attornv. Lov wan fe
for his horse, figuring at the rut
cents per pound for hot-scflcah.S . '
wanted Sl(J a day for loss of
since Jiis faithful cnuln sorvi &
parted. ft rT
Lov and ids horse we e slaj ?
Plum alley when a fugitive cai
way. followed by a stout and Pj i
policeman. The usual gun pi a
place and while Loy was ablep
behind his horse the la Iter, Ul
dodge behind anything elae, (j(
fatal wound. f
HELPS LETI-IBF $
That the International Dry ? Sa
congress held recently at I.o si
Canada, has proved a Aaluabl? In"
for that city, Is expressed In a !
lo several local deb-gutc by i.
Burns, executive soerctar;- and I jb.
of the lust eongres-f. The S
delegation, headed b Secrctap
li. Calne. of the Commercial clu
to land the next congress foi I ,
becanae It would not guarantei "
for ihc maintenance of the con
elusive of entertainment expemai
Mr. Hums. In Ills letter, admits
Lcthbrldge congress co."t t lat clt;
It Is understood Hint the total flj
In the neighborhood of $63.000, , nt
Mr. Burns sas Lethbndgc has i
paid In publicity and In a grcaU Ki
In business. ' Secretary Calne Pn
A. Merrill and President John ;
soc of the state agricultural col
among those who have rcccl' i
Burns' letter 4 xt
BROTHER OF NOTE C
A. C. Jngalls. of Boston, n ty,
tho late United Slates? Senator tj
Ingalls. thfi brilliant orator an ,
man. who represented Knncas
many ycaru Jn the United Stati ji
' und who was at one tirno prcil x.
tempore of the United States e
Salt Jakc. a guest at the Konjj
Ingalls bears a striking reseinl ,.A
his distinguished brother, so mal
old-time Kansans pause and W
at him to make sure Tie a c u y
the embodiment of t e famous oi
Iilgill l a ' dfir Mies and (Tt
an nf thr e m' ori--'e- ablll Jli
was h brothers. ;;