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JPlXXXVI., NO. 59.' SALT LAKE CITY, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 12, 1912, 16 PAGES FIVE GENTS H
K Vance of Louisville,
'mVlakcs Proposition io
Kgates to Bull Atoose
WNITED IN PURPOSE
. k Day Citizen Insists
tthe Progressive Clubs
Blamed After Persons
Kb Are Actually Dead.
' Hkfitloim News Service.
fjGO. Dec, ll.Tlic throe days'
flBtional conference of the Pro
KcbbJvc "party came to uti cud at
HE Hotel La Salle lonlphl. Tho
Sgculivc committee of tlic new
'ijH meet at the Hotel .Manhattan,
JKk city, on December IS. for
jHric-VB s may come before it.
flBy the most interesting event of
rXns the squelching of u thrcat
,Ku against George . Perkins.
ym of the executive committee.
jJWr'tho Progressives attending the
to. among them .lames A. Gar-
Hkf Pllichot brothers untl Francis
thought thai the party could
flffflfc work if Mr. Perkins and IiIh
WdRihat to sensitive nostrils . bear
UB)o( steel anil harvester trusts.
HBpiictl. It had been whispered
jRiy ships would be launched
5B''Perlclnu. Colonel Ttoosevcll.
HhcKe whispers, made an inves
HBnd found that the rumors were
the colonel culled a private
WK and Invited the impetuous
Stbi' prepared speeches to attend.
MBit was said at this conference
ljBkvn, but there was no move
JlXEjhg the day to oust Mr. Pcr
i'lJRjhc btill Is a member of the
. Et!onut committee early in the
jflpled Mow York as headquarters
Ew p.uty. Ituth Washington and
werc Kiiggci-tcd, but New Yutlc
Mjfy Hgrv-d upon. Later it was
Hb est., bllsh a branch in Wash
, Mhe Washington bureau will be
iBfuartera for publicity and lols
'jriie legislative bureau Is to be a
. JKloiml feature of the new party,
onslsl of three members, to be
K' thc executive committee at a
Bfn New York next week. It
WKranlced ?50,000 a year for its
H'Kce. Most of the money al-
Ibceu guaranteed by various
bureau is to collect tlie"pro
srcFslvo legislation of all
and the like, and furnish in
Bison was authorized to up
inittco of seven to go to liu
tudy social measures and
izatlons. The committee will
1 expenses. Dr. Waller E.
iodlll MoCormlck will be two
tins of a. member from South
. II. Wanamaker t won over
c. Duuno claimed the place
appointment by the national
beforo election, but Wann
crcdcntlalu from tlio state
ooscvclt spent a quiet day.
ut ouq speech, had but two
and only one dinner. Thu
a quiet one tonight at the
r. and Mrs. Joseph M. Colc
hlch tho Mcdlll McCormlcks
tine Addaxna were among the
liton wa3 private; tho other
he attended a luncheon given
dams and Mrs. John F. I lass
ting lady mooscra. There ho
icech, which was mostly about
tooscvcU will leave for 'New
!f3 tomorrow morning.
jon lonight sent the follow
tm to Governor Johnson at
ling vote, ir.00 Progressives at
Auditorium last night unanl-
jJwpJHiBtructcd mo to wire you this
iffwiV'' greeting, good cheer and coni
UKHHpond regret for your inability
VOLBcnt with us. Every man and
VpHKct'e has enlisted for (he war.
MM sentiment .is to go forward
Rfnltcring and no compromise.
' 'JR? spirit of the conference is
fcooklng over the great throng
KMIrom cvciy slate, one would
iHat tho August convention was
- JBpooHcvolt, on Ills return from
jHMl MIbs Addaim, addressed a
IVof Progressives In the assembly
KLn keen a. friendly conference."
jKond I biii glad to bi- here,
.jpmcnt han been fraught with
W") country, which has been tho
jHSj10 "tl'cr movement for the lust
.'JHf years. One of the great
fflv"11 lt ' lhal H lB for :I1 tho
wKsk''c L'nt'rc country,
l)ecn called to my attention
linliimiffort 1I1H l"JC" lnatl(' to foim
iptttloucd on Pngo Two.)
I POSTMASTER WHOSE I
SCALP IS WANTED
1MI OF CLOVE
Reappointment of Provo Post
master Stirs Democrats and
Progressives to Action.
FIGHT ON IN SENATE
Tafi's Choice Regarded as
Perniciously Active Mes
senger for Federal Bunch.
Democratic and Progressive United
States senators are being bombarded
with letters and telegrams protesting
against the confirmation of the appoint
ment of James Clove as postmaster at
Provo. Anncrujicement of the reappoint
ment of Clove by President Taft -was
contained In a special dispatch from
Washington. P. C. yesterday. Demo
cratic and Progressive leaders immediate
ly began to wire to the leaders of the
two parlies urging them to oppose con
firmation of the appointment.
A special from Washington announced
last night that Senator Thomaij P. Gore
and Senator JJokc .SiTiltli. as well as other
Democratic leaders, had declared that If
lt were humanly possible to prevent the
confirmation of Clove's reappointment
they would certainly do so. In this the
Democrats aro likely to receive the co
operation of many Progressive- senators,
who will act at the request of Progressive
leaders Jn Utah, and the confirmation of
Clove's appointment is regarded as ex
Opposition Is Strong.
limphatlc telegrams were sent from Salt
Lake ami Provo yesterday by Democratic
and Progressive leaders urging Demo
cratic and Progressive senators to oppose
with all their power the confirmation of
the Clove appointment. The authors of
these telegrams aro among the most In
fluential leaders of both parties. Several
letters were written last night by Demo
crats and Progressives, setting forth in
detail the reasons why tlu reappointment
of Clove should not be confirmed.
The Democrats of Provo urc especially
Incensed nt tho reappointment of Clove,
and they declare thnt even should the
senate confirm tho appointment thev will
see to it that ho Is removed immediately
after the inauguration of President-elect
Wilson. Clove has been one of the most
conspicuous Republican leaders- Jn the
slate, and Democrats and Progressives
regard bis partisanship as particularly
Runner for "Bunch."
Mr. Clove Is ' loolccd upon as the
messenger of the ' federal bunch.. On
several occasions . he. has .made trips
through the slate to fix up wounds
made by the federal bunch in. conven
tions and elsewhere . and he Is regarded
as having been eminently successful as
a political emissary. Democrats, and
Progressives charged-" that his duties in
tho poalofllcc were always secondary to
ills political duties.
.lames .Clove has been postmaster at
Provo since 1SDL', when he was named
to succeed John C. " Graham, who was
removed when- it became known that he
was a polygamiat. Clove's last appoint
ment was made as a recess appointment
four years ago last July. The senate at
Its December session that year- con
firmed tho appointment. Ills present
term expires this month. If the t-enatti
falls to confirm his reappointment ho will
continue to serve until his suoeeifor
qualities, -which will probably bo soon
after March I.
"When Informed of his reappointment
yesterday, Mr. Clove Bald hd Was .grateful-
for the lvapiKJintmont. Then he add
ed, "but confirmation It? the next thing." I
Uncle Jesse Aroused.
Jesse Knight uf Provo, one of the
leaders of Utah's Democracy, said last
"I was exporting to hear of Clove's
reappointment, but .1 doilbt that the sen-'
ut.j will confirm "tlif appointment. In
(Continued on Pago Twelve.)
Counsel of House Banking
and Currency Committee
Object of Wraih of Group
of New York Financiers.
COPPER SITUATION m
PUT IN EVIDENCE'
Withholding of Vast Amount's
of the Red Metal From the
Market in 1907 Discussed
During the Hearing.
WASHINGTON. Doc. 11. An Irate
group of New York bankers and
brokers surrounded Samuel Un
termyer, counsel for tho bank
ing and currency committee of
the house, when the committee adjourned
its "money trust" hearing late today,
and demanded that -they cither bo ox
idised or placed on the stand at once.
The New York men havo been in Wash
ington 3lnco Monday and they were told
tonight by Mr. Unlermycr that they
would havo to wait their turns for ex
amination. In the group waiting to testify Were
Rudolph A. Kcppler, former president
and member of tho law commlttoo of tho
New York Stock exchange; Ceorgo "W.
Ely, secretary of tho exchange; Frank
Sturgis and John G. Milburn of counsel
for the exchange, and the following brok
ers: "Walter Taylor. Henry IC Pomroy,
Samuel F. Strclt. P. J. Goodhart, C. W.
Turner, John 11. Grlcsol, Henry Con
tent. John Ashcrgrcn. president of tho New
York Produce exchange. Is also wait
These men said that business and per
sonal matters of great importance de
manded their presence in New York and
they objected strenuously to being, held
while Mr. Untermyer developed his line
of examination. Mr. Unlermycr said he
hod told each witness as nearly as pos
sible when he would bo called- and had
asked them to arrange the mailer.
At the heaving today lite withholding of
vast umounts of copper from tho market
during 3007 was discussed In connection
with stock market transactions In Amal
gamated Copper stock by Tobias Wolf
son, assistant manager of the United
Metals Selling company. The Hocking
pool of JS09 was discussed by Pcrlcy
Morse, a public accountant,- who went
over the hooks of the companies engaged
in the pool.
Mr. IVolfson testified that from April
lo October, 11)07, Ids company, of which
If. II. Iiogcrs and William Rockefeller
were members, accumulated vast holdings
of copper. The market price, he said, was
L'G cents a pound, but tho sales during
that timo amounted to about Oofi.OOO
pounds, as against 11,302,000 in March of
Reason for Holding.
Mr. YVolfson said his company hold
the metal because to iiavo sold it would
lm'.o forced the prico down and em
barraEsed the producing companies. Tho
United Soiling company advanced money
on the metiil lo tho producing companies
that wished to sell through It. Ills
company, he added, was finally forced to
dump the metal on the market in Octo
ber of that year,
"During all this time, the prlco of
Amalgamated Copper in tbo stock mar
ket was held up by the prlco of (.ho
metal, was it notV" asked Mr. Unter
myer. "I can't say, J don't know anything
about- the stock market," answered .Mr.
Mr. Untermyer produced tho record of
operations in Amalgamated stock from
mOO to date to show that there was
great activity in the purchase of the.
stock for a year prior lo March, 1907. At
that time, when tho metal was being
held, bo said, gre.'it quantities of the
stock were sold on the exchange, evi
dently from I ho accumulation of formnr
purchases. Despite sales of 2,l-17,00.r
shares in March of that year, the price,
which had- been 31-1. was maintained
Ihc'reftfier during the period the copper
juolal was hold, until, when the metal
was released in October, tho stock
dropped to $ofi.
Mr. Untermyer endeavored to get Mr.
"Wolfson to cunneet these two transac
tions, but without result.
Mr. Wolfson said that about', that
thno his company controlled, the sale of
nbout i0 or t'O per cent of the entire
copper output of the country.
New York Exchange.
Operations on tho Now York fctock ex
change were detailed to' thi 'house
money trust tnvostigatiiig committee to
day by Lawrence .V. Scudrier. account
ant for the committee, who piodticcd
elaborate statistics to show the opera
tions in fourteen states since I POO.
Samuel l.'ntorinyer, cnunucl for the
committee, ltd Mr. tfeudder through an
examination, the object of which was to
show that of millions of shares of 6tock
traded in upon the stock exchange,. only
a ainull percentage was actually trans
ferred. With thnt object In view the wit
ness presented tables and ll'iies to show
that the entire capital stork of some
(Continued ou Pago Two.)
Leading Stocks Drop to Quo
tations Approaching Low
'Record of 19 11 in Most
of the Issues..
UNION PACIFIC IS
RAIDED BY BEARS
Sales of Steel Also Extensive;
Reading Third in List With
Substantial New Loss
NliW VOP.K. Dec. 11. Wall street
went through one of Its most ex
citing days of the year today,
heading stocks sold at ciuolallons
approaching the' low record of 1011
and tbo twenty-live active railroad and
industrial Issues which make up the un
usual table of averages only escaped by
a narrow margin from reaching their low
level for that period.
Kxc-ltemcnt converged chiefly about
Union Pacific, which had shown marked
! weakness ever since the supreme court's
decision ordering Its divorce from South
ern Pacific. Sales of Union Pacific today
aggregated U:i5,000 shares, or about UU
per cent of the total business. The stock
sold off to within one-eighth of a point
of its low prlco recorded early In tho
Sales of Steel.
Sales of United States Steel were more
extensive, approaching 600,000 shares, but
flic support accorded that stock at critical
periods of tho session resulted in only
a nominal loss for the day. Reading
was the third most active Issue, with a
substantial net loss. Combined offerings
of these three stocks comprised about CO
per cent of tho total output of 1,205,000
While Union Pacific was declining,
countless rumors were current, none of
which, however, threw any light on the
. The fact that Chairman T,ovctt and
other Ilarriman officials were in "Wash- j
lngton conferring with representatives of
the government, presumably in connec
tion with the merger decision, was not
known in "Wall street until the end of tho
The bankers associated with the TTarri
nian properties declined to discuss the
action of Union Pacific in the stock mar
ket beyond expressing the opinion that
the selling appeared to have Us origin
in the operations of an aggressive bear
Rumor of Pool.
Among' the circumstantial rumors of
tho day was one that Union Pacific's con
tinued weakness and today's especial de
cline represented the compulsory liquida
tion of a pool whose holdings averaged
a prlco considerably higher than recent
Union Pacific's annual report, issued
during the day, offered an excuse for the
deeli'no In the slock. The report showed
earnings of t :i.S per cent on the common
shares, compared with 1C.C per cent the
There, were persistent reports that the
merger decision might result in .a tem
porary reduction of tho Union Pacific
dividend, If. indeed, such disbursements
might not bo altogether suspended. Un
der the merger decree Southern Pacific
Is enjoined from paying any dividends to
Union Pacific pending" tho segregation of
the two roada.
SON OF THE CZAR
Heir of! the Throne of the Koiuan
ofVs Suffers From AVouncl oi: ;
P.y International News Service.
. LONDON, Deo. 11. The Kxpress pub
lishes thu following without stating its
source of information:
"Tho illness of the czar's S-year-oId
son, which has been surrounded with
much mystery, is in reality u. great trag
edy. Ho is suffering from a wound made
by a trusted attendant, who has slnco
proved to be a nihilist. The wound is
of such a nature that tho czarvltch is
Incapable of continuing in tho line of
succession to the throne of Russia.
"For tills reason the appointment 'of an
heir designate is being discussed In court
circles, inasmuch as Grand Duko Mich
ael Alexandrovlteh, tho czar's only
b'rother, renounced his rights on con
tracting a "morganatic nmrrJagc.
"According to one authority the heir
designate will be Grand Duke Dmitri, the
'Jl-ycar-old son of Grand Duke Paul Alex
androvlteh and tho czar's cousin.
"Tho attack on the cr.orevlleh was made
in October, while he "was on bourd the
imperial yacht Standurt."
Ella riagff Young Rc-clectcd.
CHICAGO. Dec. 11.-Mrs. 1211a Klagg
Voung, formerly president of tho Na
tional Education association, today wus
re-elected for a third term superintend
ent of schools for Chicago.
Salt Lakors In New York.
Special to The Tribune,
NKW VOKlv, Dec. 11. Herald Square,
V. (.'lark. Imperial, AV. Spr ; Waldorf.
U S. McCornick. ,
MRS. SNOW WILL SURVIVE
WOUND FOUND NOT FATAL
MRS. GRACE SNOW.
ADMITS WORLD CHASE
OF ELOPERS FAILED
Hector Fuller Returns; May
Not Get $25,000, but May
Write a Book.
By international News Service. '
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. ll.-jllavlng
temporarily abandoned the effort to bring
about tho separation of Jordan Lawrence
Molt III of New .York and Mrs. Frances
Howard Bowne, Hector Fuller, war cor
respondent and writer, arrived here today
on the liner Persia.
Fuller refused to give the details of
the thrilling chasu of t he ' elopers' or of
tho scene that took place when the pair
was dlscovored at Hongkong, wh'ero they
calmly listened to the request of the um
bussudor. who begged the young man lo
rolurn to ills wife and-family in New
"I can only say that 1 am the private
secretary of Jordan Lawrence Mott, Sr.,"
said Fuller. "As to the task upon which
ho employed inc. I have nothing" to say.
If the family wish to make any statement
that is their affulr."
Although Fuller made no other direel
statement, he afterwards qualified his
remarks and admitted that nt the proper
lime the public will hear in detail the re
markable story which began last May.
when Mott deserted his wife, the tulented
daughter of Profoshor Charles A. Pitkin
of Thayer's academy, .to olopo with .Mrs.
"When the story is' published' It will be
oiro of my own writing," declared Fuller.
From other things said by Fuller It is
believed that his intention Is to write a
book. .Before he will fully docide whether
or not to write the book depends upon
the result of his mission to New York,
where he will report to thu eiilor Mott.
The possible, loss of the 520,000 he was
to got If he succeeded In his mission did
not seem to affect the spirits of the pur
suer of elopers. On the contrary he was
in rare good humor, and together with
Sir Douglas Hrownrlgg and Lieutenant'!).
Goff. attacnes of the Hrltlah legation at
Tokio, had enjoyed the voyage across the
Pacific better than the ordlpury- travel
ers. That his employer Is keeping him
well supplied wHlv funds Was apparent
from the roll of currency displayed by
Fuller when he liquidated a huge stack
of chips brought by his cabin boy.
Fuller does not Intend to remain In
New York for ,any longth of time. A
soon as his report has been made lb his
employer he will continue on across the
Alluntlc and go to .England with Sir
Douglas Brownrlgg and Lieutenant Gofr.
Meantime Mott and Mrs. Howne aro
in one of the small interior towns of
China. " t
Beautiful Salt Lake Woman
Misrepresented by Sensa
tional Newspapers, Charge.
Special to The Tribune.
n EN VEIL Colo., Dec. 11. The condi
tion of Mrs. Grace Snow,' wife of
8 A. H. Snow of Salt Lake, who has
J ' been under the care of physicians
at a local hospital since Monday
night, is greatly improved and the doc
tors say she will recover,
While one version of the shooting is
that Mrs. Snow was preparing to sue
her husband for divorce and1 fearing that
she might lose the custody of her 3-year-old
son, Gaylord, to whom she is pas
sionately uttached, attempted to take her
life, this theory Is now generally regard
ed as that. of sensational newspapers.
The accident theory Is given weight by
the fact tluit Mrs: Snow and her husband
had beon together nearly ull of Monday
and that there was no sign or discord.
A letter from A. If. Snow was received
in tills city yesterday unnounclng that
Mrs. Snow had accidentally shot herself,
but that her condition Was not alarming.
The letter was of tho sainc purport as a
telcgrom received by the' family Tuesday
evening. Mrs. Snow has a wide circle of
friends' in Salt Luke, who trust that she
will soon recover from her injury. Mem
bers of the family here say that the re
port of serious domestic trouble betwoon
Mr. and Mrs. Snow Is without foundation.
: HELD UP AND ROBBED
CHICAGO. Dee. 11. "William L. Beich
ert. a motorcycle policeman, was held
up and robbed hero early this morning
and tonight Chief of Police McWeeny
said ho would order an Investigation.
Uelcherl was robbed of Ills ovoreoat,
watch. S10 and his loaded revolver, ac
cording to the report. One of I he nlgh
woymen laughed heartily when he found
the officer's star.
"I guess policemen have been held up
before, but have kept tho matter to
themselves." McWeeny said today,
"1 would like to know the clrcum
stanecs of the Belehcrt robbery."
GOOD FELLOW IS I
OF LITTLE ONES I
Finds Cheerless Christmas
and Kindlcss World for H
Children Destructive to H
Faith, Hope, Charity. aH
SAYS UTAHNS ARE H
CHARACTER BUILDERS fl
Aid the- Order by Sending
Names and Addresses of IH
Those Who AViy Need IH
- Santa Claus. 1 II
Headers of The Tribune are r
quested to send the names niul ad
dresses uf children who arc In dan- jH
gcr of being overlooked by Santa jH
Claus to the Order of Good FcIIoms.
Give tholr ages and sex also. In fll
submitting names, plcaso give your
own name, address and telephone
number, If you have any. This v Pi
facilitate tho work of investigating flH
the circumstances of the children. I'1.
cry child Is considered deserving
whoso parents are unable, no matte 91
for what cause, lo provide Christ- fll
mas toys, cundy. etc. Address OnU-t
of Good Fellows. Salt Luke City- Tiir
postofflco authorities will see that
your letter is properly delivered.
THE success of the Order or -Good
Fellows in Salt Lake I
easy to cxpluin," said the
royal ruler as he glaiucJ fll
1 proudly over a heap of appll-
j cations for membership from men and fll
.women who desire to sec that Santa 91
Claus will not miss one child fll
this year. "I have never been in
a city before where the 'happiness and
wclfaro of tho young received so iiuu-n
attention. The people cling to tfi.U good
old interest in the developing 6r c)kt- 91
acter among thu young. Utahus are build
era promoters. They began by getting
a! the good possible from tho soil an 1
.their souls' then thoy looked to the fu-
lure. They realized (hat to make a great flJ
state it should be peopled' by great nidi Sl
and women. They knew the value o' 91
beginning early. As they guarded tin 91
lender saplings in raising vegetation that flJ
this might be a land of plenty, they were jH
vigilant as to the little boys and girls. jH
They have kept this surveillance up. .H
Motherhood and childhood arc exalted jH
and revered. They would have no dele
terious element, cither of commission o
omission, enter there. A toylcss Christ-
mas is a morbltic omission to the mind Kfl
of a child. It breeds the germ of melan- 99
choly: It is the bacillus of disappointment.
a poison to faith, to hope and to churitj
Rear a child in a kindlcss world and you
produce an unkind adult. Teach him
either benevolence or selfishness and the
lesson will stick, lie learns by c-taniple jB
better than by words. The good men and
women of Salt Lake know this. Thct;e-
fore, appeal to them In the name o'
childhood and you receive a prompt and
It Is His Hobby.
Good Fellow has thrown a. new liglit jJ
upon charity. He has opened a. sonic
Trhat unusual lino of thought on philan
thropy. In thu wounds Inflicted upon
childhood by a cheerless Christmas, he
finds suffering as keen perhaps as the
pangs of hunger nnd cold. The- ungratl
fled yearning for a liberal St. Nicholas
ho considers a heart-ache almost as as
sentlal to heal as tho thousand natural
shocks I hat flesh Is heir to. Numcroui
Salt Lake good fellows agreo with him
Hundreds havo given material evidence
of their conviction by requesting the
names and addresses of children whose
stooklngs may bo empty December 2r
unless good fellows see that they nr
filled. Good Fellow hua been good-fel-lowing
several years. It Is his hobbj. jH
He purchases and carries toys and can
dies to the homes of Krls-Krtnglcss lit
lie ones even Christmas eve. He so.--there
Is no sensation of hilarity In It no
glory, no publicity, no selfish desire lo M,
be satieflcd only the Joy or making jH
sad hearts glad.
Numes of children outside the city win jH
may need a Santa- Clans havo been pour- jB
lug In. These are difficult to handle.
but Good Fellow Is doing his best. He
would like to hear from a few good fel-
(Continued on Pace Two.
To Join Order of Good Fellows: I
ORDER OF GOOD FELLOWS, M
Salt Lake City, Utah. .
live at No . 'Street. fl
I wish to take care oj children. Please send fl
me list of names. -1 prefer them m - H
vart of ctiy. I enclose stamped and addressed .
Signed : r Bj