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Bj 14 THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, FRIDAY MORNING. JANUARY 3, 1913.
I is organized HERE
Company Will Conserve Wa
, lers of Huntington River
and Improve Land.
H C. W. NIB LEY PRESIDENT
,'ill Improve 15,000 Acres
on Buckhorn Flat, in
7 t Emery County.
Another Important irrigation project
h.is been organised in Salt Lake. Tho
15u Iciiorii Land company, with C. VS.
Mbley a president 1 formed to con
scn'o tlit watrs of Huntington river in
the northern Dart of Emory county and
lirlgatr. Buckhorn' flat, consisting of 15,
OlO acred of some of t'.vj richest land In
Utah. A iUm will bo constructed and
ianal- due t- divert the stream, a large
port'on of which Is going to waste.
IT t Euc'ithorn Land eotnpanj Is purely
I a .ontructing concern. When tho lm-
ijroveintt)li are. made the fa.rm will
- ho sold, ubout a year from now. by tl.a
"Vat'on.il .Saving .S- Trust company, a
J.i 'il i-onrorn which Is Interested in scv
r u' similar enterprises throughout the
i j nto and with which the Buckhorn eom
; j)iu la affiliated. The project will he
I orduri under the Cnrcy net.
1 Beidd'-M Hlshop Nlhley thn officers of
! t e land company are Loronao N. Stohl.
Ice pretddent: Preston Nlhley. son of
t c nrcildent. secretary: John C. Cutler.
. usurer. Lloyd rflgler is general mau
ngr The offices arc on the top floor
f t.o Walker Bank building. In a. suite
occupied by (he savings and trust com
ranv. " e aro not ready to give complete
flails of the project," .uld Secretary
Nlhley vc.iterday. "We will noon ho bucy.
1 o' ever, nnd Irrigate one of the oldest
fertile narts of Utu'.). The Buckhorn
flat Is on I ho cast slope of the "Wasatch
ranee. It lies In a nomowhat circular
allev Nearby are old cliff dwellings.
It Js estimated that the free soil Is 500
fo t deep."
IC. M. & ST. P. BUYS
C. M. & P. S. ROAD
The Chicago, Milwaukee Pugct Sound
Itibwav company in a thing of the past,
according to announcement received at
the local offices of the Chlcnco, Milwau
kee & St. Paul yesterday. The nnnounce
"iit. which was received hv Claude S.
"Williams, commercial agent for the com
iai.es. was to the effect thnt the Chl
ngo. Milwaukee &. St. Paul had bought
t'.c other company's lines and. beginning
January 1 would operate them as the
7it:et. sound line of the company.
In connection with the announcement
f the change It was also announced that
11 Ft William, vice president, with hend
ounrtfrs In SVattlc. will have special
flinrt;o of the Puget sound lines and that
It, M. Calkins, traffic manager with hend
o .irters In Seattle, would hnve direct
1 1 tier of traffic. Other officials ap
1 .r.l.-d arc A. M. Ingersoll. assistant to
1' c vice incident with headquarters In
Ti'omn; P. C. Hart, general superintend
ent with hesdaunrters In Seattle: E. O.
Kveder. assistant chief engineer with
1 cndaimrter In Feattlu: F. D. Burroughs,
"c.ieral freight agent with headquarters
'n Sntll. and J. TJ. Vcltch. assistant
'".ifflc manager with headquarters In
I DAM AGE SUITS
IN FEDERAL COURT
Clara J. Wright, administratrix of the
tatu of Marrlot A. Wright, deceased,
filed suit lii tho federal court yesterday
against the Ohio Copper company, seek
ing J.'IO.OOO damages and costs lor the
:eath of Marrlot A. Wright In the reduc
tion mills at Lark last February.
'Silo declares that Wright, while teat
irg the transformers was killed bv a
t' nrg" of electricity from the lightning
at rofl!rs. The complaint alco sets forth
t( at Wright's children, four minor sons
I'd one girl. 2 years old. were entirely
tlnx odent upon hln.
Lwlla A. Fergubon filed milt against
CiiM Consolidated Mining company.
-'k! ig damages for the death of
' f son. Walter, IS years old. In tho
n Ire at Kureka last November. Fergu--i
was a mucker and. while working In
ro (if the Mopep. was crushed to death
1 ';,,ath a cave-In.
'ico-ge Cozjiko. a Greek, filed u, petl
t n In voluntary bankruptcy. H gives
Ir liabilities as KS7I.23, nnd hla as
sets as of which J'JITS is claimed to
I UTAH ELECTRICAL CLUB
CELEBRATES NEW YEAR
T .e ttah Electrical club celebrated the
""ginning of the new year with an elab
orate luncheon and "get-ncoualnted" re-
'ntion In the gold room of the Commer
i al tlub eterdav noon. About loo mcm
1 " and friends attended.
II 1. Holland, chairman of the nro
ar.n:e roniniltUe. oreHided, while C. "B.
I 'Vi-v, nrcitldont of tho organization. II.
T B'u'ks. vice president, and W. W.
'i l'ence, eretan'-troasurer. aulsted In
iftr ing out the programme. AddrcAses
w'e drllver.Ml by H. II. Bock, chief en-irre-
f the Oregon Short Line. R. S.
oMnnd of the Capital Electrical com-
. : R. J. Dlmvoodoy of the Intermoun-
i Kl-rttli i-ompanj-. and G. W. Bar
Meeting wIM bo held at the Commor
. . : lb mch week, with special pro-
I GOOD DOGS MAY BE
SECURED AT POUND
W r. Jowl, city dog tax collector, an
M'meed yesterday that there were a
i Jmber of apparently dolrable dogs In
T- stray pound that would be glad to
homed. Mr. Josl said that, while
Is Instructions are to destroy doga pftur
. nr kept five days unless an owner
n h for them, he never kills vhat ap-'x-ars
o bo a good dog. The good dogs.
bald, are kept apart from the others
r d g4 en good care.
Mr Joxl or an axslstani will he at the
' uud from 2:30 to i o'clock each week
'nv nnd frqm 10 to 12 o'clock Sunday
u i.1 w ill be glad to hlp anyone pick out
a gofd dotr.
I BANKERS LEAVE TO
V K MeCornlok, L. If. Farnswort'.i.
ri-K F. Burton and Frank Knor, local
r"dvrs rubpocnaed to appear before tho
V J.i Invcstlgutlng oommlllec of the
u.e of ruprrntatlvet In Washington
T f.. Januarv r,, irt to answer th-Ir
jHTr,n vesterdar. W. W. Armstrong.
"oa also to nppoar before thu com-
!. will not lave before tonight Mr.
A n toiig on hi wav from California
; tL t:.e bodv of W V. PJc-. Th Salt
TrKe hnnk-rs expect to be home from
netigutlon In three weeks.
Mrs. Anderaou Buried.
T, e funeral of Mrs. Junet IL Andcr
on. wife of William X. Anderson, United
Jtsit.? court bailiff, and sister-in-law of
.Times Tl. Adrcon, United States mar-
wl took place vetterday. Services were
ve',ti !n thn Sixth wurd mecrlng houta-.
r .nop A. G Glanque presided. Mrs.
n -'joj. ang a, olo. The sTveak-'rs err
y -I-hrtP Alexander BurL William
' 4.;u J u" M 'urun. Interment
was it. city cemotory.
MAY ACCEPT CALL
IN SALT LAKE CITY
REV. JOHN I.. ROE ME R.
TO PREACH SUNDAY ST
Prominent St. Louis Pastor
of Pulpit Here.
The Rev. John L. Rocmcr of St. Louis
will occupy the pulpit of the First Pros-
bytcrlan church hunday. Ho ha rcccivcu
the invitation of a special committee of
the church to preach and mny become
pastor. The committee has visited St.
Louis, and offered the pulpit of Dr. Uoc
moi who at first declined, but later re
considered to the extent thnt he prom
ised to visit Salt Lake before deciding
The P.cv. Mr. Rocmcr left St. Louis
for Salt Iafcc Wednesday, accompanied
by Mrs. Roomer, a beautiful and accom
plished woman, who has many friends In
St. Louis. She Is also an helreas. owning
considerable property among tho coal
lands of West Virginia.
Dr. Rocmor In St. Louis Is pastor of
the Tyler Place Presbyterian church,
which has quadrupled its membership and
greatly Increased Its financial budget
since he took charge eight yenrs ago.
He Is nlso chairman of the home mission
committee of tho St. Louis presbytery,
and under his leadership the presbytery
has embarked on a plan to raise $100,000
within live years for the needy churches
of the presbytery, carrying out a plan
of church extension. It is perhaps in
part because of his success In promoting
homo mission work that tho First Pres
byterian church of Salt Lake City has
thought beta to extend Its call. Dr. Roo
mer was not a. cnndldato for the pastor
ate, and knew nothing of the call until
it was gleri to him.
TO REORGANIZE CITY
DEPARTMENT OF LAW
Reorganization of tho city's law de
partment, which has been pending sev
eral months, was begun yesterday -when
an ordinance was Introduced at the city
commission meeting by Commissioner
George D. Keyacr creating the office of
land and water attorney. The ordinance J
whs laid over one week, as Is customary,
for confederation. It proscribes tho du
ties of tho land and water attorney and
fixes his salary at $2100 per annum.
It Is understood that Aaron Meyers,
present assistant city attorney, will be
offered the new position and that P. J.
Daly, now working for the city on a spe
cial contract, having been engaged to ro
vlso ordinances, will be retained as as
sistant attorney under H. J. Dlnlnny.
Ths salary of the assistant city attorney
will be increased from S1S00 to ?'Ji00.
The ordlnancu also abolishes the office
of coporatlon counsel, which was created
a year ago. but lrom which several prom
inent attorneys resigned soon after ap
pointment. Need of an attorney to conserve the
city's water rights and represent the
"-Ity.ln the courla at the frequent litiga
tion that arise over lurid and water has
been recognized by ih" commission ocv
craj months. Under the present organ
ization of the department tho work has
bo'in o heavy thut much of It cannot be
kept un to dale. It i.i said.
J'endln the return of Mr. Dlnlnny,
chief of the law department, who la on
deavorlng to n-cover his health In Lower
California, no action will bo taken toward
appointing an assistant city attorney. Mr,
Meyers will continue in that position un
til Mr. Dlnlnny returns and Mr. Daly
will .bo retained on an oxlcntlon of his
contract for a month or two.
INAUGURAL BALL TO
BE HELD ON FEB. 12
Tim commlttoo on arrangements for
the Inaugural bull of ;overnor William
Sprv held a short met-tlng yesterday and
dfclili'.d that the lkll should bo held 0n
February 12 at the Hotel Utah. Prepara
tions are being mad to make the af
fair the most elaborate function of Its
kind ever held In the fltals.
SPANISH WAR CAMPS
TO INSTALL TONIGHT
1C. A. Wedgwood and General McCasken
Camps. United Spanish War Veterans,
will install ' their new officers tonight.
Tho exercises will be held at Eastman'
hall.- 323i State etrect. nnd will bvgin at
S o'clock. Tho officers woro rhoson at
the annual election in December, The
Installation -will be followed by a amoEer
and a programme.
Rcducod Rates Secured.
Democrat? have secured reduced rates
from all partn or the slato for the Jack
son Day banquet to bo hold on January
S at the Hotel Utah, and hundreds of
Democrat from all jKrt!ons of the tato
aro erpectd to attend. The tickets -tf lll
be good returning until January 10. The
banquet will begin at 7 o'clock In tht
rvonlns- A mealing of the Domocratlc
state committee will be held on the
afternoon of January 0 at 2 o'clock.
Funeral of Child.
Funeral services for Robert V. Emdry,
the two-yor-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
?rorge I: Kmop-, -were held at the fam
ily resMrnc. 7 North Seventh West
flrr'l, rme -das lutcHiiciu w.a in tjc
Litj cciuctcr;. j
I THIEF SELLS PIANO:
J DEAL NIPPED IN DUD
George Ross Returns to Find
Home Base for Burglar's
George I!o52, assistant superinten
dent of the Utah division of tho Orejjon
Short Lino, returned yesterday from a
tcu day vacation spent in iran Prnn
! cifco to find that durinjr tho absence of
bimsolf. and hip family, a burglar had
j been lodging at the Koas homo, S-ii
' Third avoiiue.
Later !Mr. l!ojs discovered that the
burglar had bold tho family piano aud
was preparing- to ship away tho house
hold furniture. A supply of food, in
cludiutr canned goods and plum pud
ding, left in llio pantry, had been eaten
by the self-invited guest.
Mr. Iio.s notillcd the police and it
was whilo ho and Detectives Lyot- and
(iille&pio were taking an inventory of
tho (loprcdations of tho thief that a
nioing ;iii drove up to the house for
the mauo, which the driver declared
had been sold from that address. Mr.
Ros" assured the man that lie bad sold
' no piano. The van driver insisted that
ho had been ciit to fetch it and to ea
tMiiato the .cost of packing the other
furniture for shipment.
The detectives followed the clue and
found that a man who signed himself
"Gordon J. Ross" had sold the piano
to the Fisher Second Hand company,
JGo .South AVesl. Tcmplo street. Ho had
given a receipt dRtcd December HI, ac
Unowlcdgiiig payment of $10 on the pi
ano. On January I. according to the
detectives. II. O. "Kishor visited the
house, was shown the piano, and agreed
to take it for $100 more. Tho money
wius paid iu tho form of a chock and
another receipt, now in tho hauds of
the detectives, wua giveu.
Mr. .Fisher proved his good faith iu
the deal when he showed the detectives
a letter left with him by the man who
sold tho piano. The letter was dated
San Francisco, December 24, and was
signed "George.'' It addressed the
bearer as "Dear Gordon,"' and con
tained full directions for tho sale of
the piano nnd for the packing and ship
ping J? tho other furuituro to San
Tho letter was in an envelope on
which the San Francisco and Salt Lake
postmarks had boon obliterated and it
was impossible to decipher the dales.
From Mr. Fisher the detectives got a
good description of tho man and put in
a strenuous day yesterday looking for
him. Other than tho fond consumed
by tho burglar, nothing except
clothing, including four suits belonging
to Mr. Koss, was found missing. Mr.
TCoss said last night that his wife had
her .-jewelry with her in San Francisco,
whence she- has not 3"ot returned.
NEED UNIFOi LAWS,
fnlform laws throughout the nation
aro mi Ideal toward which much prog
ress has been made in recent years, ac
cording to the biennial report of ihc
Utah board of commissioners for promo
tion of uniform legislation in the fnltcd
.States, which was filed with Governor
Spry yesterday afternoon.
Recommendation that the enactments
favored by the national commission on
uniform legislation, copies of which will
be forwarded to the governor later, bo
passed by the Utah legislature Is made in
Forty alalcB have enacted a uniform
negotiable instrument law, twenty-four
a' warehouse receipt law, nine a aalea law.
nine ;l bill of lading law, seven an act re
lating to wills executed outside the state,
tlvo a. stock transfer law, four a family
desertion law. and three a divorce law.
Tho total expenue of the f tali board
during the blcnnlum has ben S1TS.70,
consisting of. expenses Incurred by D. L.
13akcr, a member of the board, In attend
ing the national commission convention
at Mllwuukeo In 191C. Tho members of
Ihc board are Mr. Baker. Jerold R.
Letcher and Benncr X. Smith.
AT KEARNS-ST. ANN'S
One of the jollie:'t children's partlos
that Snlt Lake has teen for a long time
took placo yesterday afternoon at the
Kearns-SI. Ann's orphanage, when the
children of the Junior choir and St. Ce
cilia chorun of St. Mary'a cathedral re
produced their Christmas entcrtalnmont
there. Tho HO little tots at tho or
phatiHzn were delighted with the pro
gramme, and upon Its completion min
gled with their littlo visitors In a happv
romp, which lasted until the party re
turned to tho city In a spoclal car at
The entire programme that was given
by the choir and chorus in its annual
entertainment on December IS was re
peated and was thoroughly enjoyed bv
the children of the orphanage, thesistern
In charge, the Rev. Father T. O'Brien,
chaplain, and a large number of visitors
who attended the affair. Including the
mothers of the littlo performers. Assist
ing the choir and choruB was MIsh Helena
At tho conclusion of the entertain
ment tho sisters entertained their little
guests at a luncheon, the entire menu of
which was made up of the "goodlcn" that
children moat enjoy. The two vounguttt
performers. Mlag Forn Cray, aged 6. and
Mlbd Heryl Gni5 aged ". were present
ed with pretty dolls by the sister superior
of the orphauagv. A j-pucIhI car con
veyed tho party to the institution, leav
ing the cathedral at 1:30 o'clock, and re
turning" at 5:30 o'clock.
APPLY FOR VATERS
FROM UTAH STREAMS
Three applications for water appropria
tions were filed In the office of the
utate englnocr yesterday. One was for
Irrigation, another for mining and another
for light and power development.
The Willow Springe Mining company
of thU city a-skod for a right to ton cubic
fei of water from Granite creek In ,Iuab
county, with which it wishes to develop
250 horsepower for tho purpose of gener
ating power and light to ucq upon Us
mining properties there. The. bamc com
pany also aiked for one-tenth of a cuhlc
foot from Dry Canyon springs in Tooolo
county to use in the concentration of
D. R. Thomaa of Eureka filed applica
tion for two-tenths of a cond fool of
water during the Irrlgntlon a.on upon
Hurtori Bprlrg in Kntgr tKvllle Gu'n.
near Eureka, to us-i for Irrisutton pur-
I MAN WHO ATTEMPTS I
TO TAKE OWN LIFE
Ben Lobbenberg Drinks Car
bolic Acid, but- Has Chance
Bon Lobbonbcrg, IS years of ape, a
tailor, attempted suicide by drinking car
IkjIIc acid In the presenco of hla family
at tholr home, l.j Bellcvlcw place, on
Sixth South between Fifth and Sixth liast
street.0, shortly after 12 o'clock yester
day. After drinking the deadly drug, he went
to bed and was unconscious within a few
minutes. Dr. Warren Benjamin, who
lives in the neighborhood, was summoned
by the frightened wife and g;ive first aid.
Afterward, Ijobbcnbcrg -was removed to
St. Marks hospital. It Is thought that
he has some chance for recovery If com
plications do not occur.
Mrs. Lobbcnborg says that her hus
band was subject to spells of despond
ency In which he often seemed to be Ir
responsible for what ho did. Last Tues
day, he Is said to have threatened the
life of his son. 12 years of age.
"1 don't think ho Is responsible for
what ho does, for 1 am convinced that
his mind la not right," Bald Mrs. Ixib
bonberg last night. "1 was divorced from
him last March, on a charge of cruelty,
but. married him again in August for the
sake of my three little children."
I-obbenberg was employed In a tailor
shop on East Fourth South street, but
did not go to work yesterday morning.
Leaving homo late he returned at noon
and look the poison. Discouragement
over financial difficulties Is thought by
his wife to have had something to do
with his act.
CITK DETECTIVE IS
DEFENDANT IN SUIT
Charges arc mado against Hugh L.
Glenn, a city detective, in a suit filed
in tho district court yesterday by Ingo
bord Martin ngaiust Salt. Lako City,
Mayor Samuel C. Pari:, tho city com
missioners and B. F. Grant, chief of po
lice, to compel tho city to grant her a
rooming house license.
Mrs. Martin charges that the recom
mendation of Chief Grant that her li
cense be denied was inspired by TJotce
tivo Glenn, who, shq alleges, has a per
sonal grievance against her. Glenn, it
is alleged, has conspired to ruin the
reputation of tho Norgo rooming houso
at 5ul,i West First South street by
sending women and intoxicated persons
to tho house to apply for rooms. His
purpose, il is alleged, is to force Mrs.
Martin to sell her leaso to coiiain fa
vorites of GleuD.
Glonn, according to tho complaint,
has charge of rooming house inspec
tions for the police department and
Chief Grant ia iu the habit of acting
on his advice when recommending de
nials or granting of licenses.
Mrs. Martin asks the court to dcflaro
tho ordinance uudor which she was do
niod a liconso to bp null and void and
pleads for a restraining order prevent
ing the city and tho ehjcf of police
from attempting to interfere with her
The license for tho Xorgo rooming
house w-as revoked 5eversl weeks ago.
At that time Mrs. Martin filed suit
against tho city to annul the action of
tho commission". A tomporary restrain
ing order was issued. December 30 she
applied for a new liccuse for 10 IT. and
this was denied. The latter denial is
the occasion for the suit.
When the accusations of Mrs Martin
were read to Chief of Police B. F. Grant
last nlghl they were emphatically denied.
"They aro absolutely false," said Chief
Grant. "If It comes to a trial we shall
produce plenty of proof for everything
we have ;ald about the place. It Is Just
a lot of rot."
FILES ITS ARTICLES
Utah lovers of feathered creatures have
organized the Utah Audubon society,
articles of incorporation of which verti
flld with the county clerk yesterday.
The organlcrs and churter members In
ciiide many persons prominent in educa
tional nnd profcrt!onal circles through
out tho stnte. According to the articles
of Incorporation, the ourpoe of"-the fo
cJe.ty will be to protect wild bird and
unlmalH: to encourage the wtudy of blrdn.
especially to the end that their economic
value to mankind shall be understood; to
discourage their destruction; to discour
age the traffic In plumage, of wild birds
and to offer ndvlee concerning Importa
tion of them.
Tho officer arc Claude T. Barnes, nre
Ident; Dr. J. H. Paul of the University
of Utah, vice president; W. Cluff. secr
tary: X. W. Reynolds, treasurer. Thewe
with J, W. Snodgrcn. Dr. Charles T.
Vorhlc. Dr. E, G. Titu. A. Owen Trog
anza. Prore?or A. O. Garrett, J. Cecil
Alter, Judge George G- Armstrong.
Florence Krox, M. R. Cheesman, Fred
erick A. Wratval Fred W. Chamber? and
Josephine Chamber?, cemp"!.e tho board
of trustees. m (
Acquire Large Block of
Stock in Salt Lake Finan
A strong minority interest In thn Mer
chants bank of Salt Lake hns been pur
chased by Ogden capitalists closely af
llliated with the intorcsta of the. late
David Ecoles. Tho purchase of a large
block of stock by tho Ogden capitalists
hii3 been the occasion for a change In the
directorate of tho Merchants bank. Gov
ernor William Spry rati Mug from the
board and M. S. Browning and Lo Roy
lSeiicJ, both of Ogden, becoming mem
bers. The sale of this stock to the Eccles
Interests brings about a close affiliation
between the Merchants bunk of Salt Lako
and tho First National bank of Ogden.
Four members of the board of directors
of the Ogden bank are members of the
board of directors of tho Merchants bank.
They are M. S. Mrownlug, I.e Roy Eccles,
John Watson and John Plngree.
Before lib death David Eccles contem
plated the purchase of a substantial In
terest In the Merchants bank. After bin
death Mr. Kcclea'a associates carried out
tho plans of the Ogden capitalist. Soon
after tho stock was purthancd a spe
cial meeting of the stockholders was held
and the change in tho board of directors
The present directors of the Merchants
bunk are M. S. Browning, preside ni of
tho First National bank of Ogden; Le Roy
Eccles. president of the. Amalgamated
Sugar company; John Watson, vice presi
dent of the First National bank of Ogden;
Klcbard P. Morris, city commissioner; V.
A. Sweet, president of tho Consolidated
Fuel company: C. P. Overlleld of the
America n Stoker company; Lester 1").
Freed, president of the Freed Furniture
company; S. W. Morrison of the Morrison-Merrill
Lumber company; H. C. Ed
wards, vleo president of the Continental
LIfo Insuranco Investment company;
John Plngree. cashier of tlie First Na
tional bank of Ogden; Jain oh 11. Brown,
treasurer of the Troy Laundry; Solon
Splro. president of tho Silver King Con
solidated Mining company; O. K. Lewis,
manager of the Walker estate, and M. P.
Clark, president of the Merchants bank.
CITY AND VICINITY
TO ENFORCE fulfillment of contract,
Moses C. Davis, a local attorney, yes
terday lllfid suit In the district court
against the Consolidated Wagon & Ma
chine company, lie avers that tho com
pany contracted to engage 1i1h profes
sional services from September 1 to Jan
uary 1 and agreed to pay him a retain
ing fee of $333.33 per month. No part
of this has boon paid for four months
and 51333.32 is due, according to tho
HAVING HEARD that Salt Lake City
Is considering the construction of a mu
nicipal convention hall and market place.
Martin-Carroll company, contractors ot
Kansas City, Mo., have addressed a com
munication to the city commission offer
ing to draw plans and furnish estimates
on the work. The letter was received by
the city recorder yesterday and will be
considered by the commission at Its next
THE COUNTY attorney's office dis
posed of 132 criminal cases duiing De
cember, according to the monthly roport
completed yesterday up to the 11 rat of the
new yeac This leaves 135 cases still
ponding. During "December tho luw de
partment cleared up nlnely-thrco old
cases an.l twenty-nine new cases arising
during the month, while clghty-elsht new
cases were tiled in December.
THE HILLSIDE Bridge club was en
tertained at the apartments of Madame
IL Varms In the Offer llata on New
Year's eve. Tho feature of the evening
was a "watch party" to see in the new
year, which was greeted with appropriate
ceremonies, followed by a dainty ban
quet. The honor of llrst prkso was award
ed to Mrs. II. I. Mlcrs. S2G T) street, for
the series of progressive bridge games.
SUIT TO RECOVER $10,175 for person
al Injuries, received while riding as a pas
senger on tho defendant's train three
years ago, was begun In tho district court
yesterday by Mrs. William J. McSwcency
against the Denver ,t llio Grande mil
road. Mrs. McSwecney avers she was
permanently Injured In a wreck at Dot
sero, Colo., January 15, 100U.
OWING TO the cold weather and the
lack of available laborers. ITeuser ,t Sim,
who hold the contract for construction
of sewers In district 25S, yesterday peti
tioned tho city commission for an'exton
eion of ninety days on their tlmo limit.
According to the petition the ground Is
frozen so hard that great difficulty le
met In digging trenches.
JACOB AURES, who conducts a cloth
ing establishment at 113 South Main
street, has -leased store space at 172
South Main street, and contemplates
opening another clothing store there next
Saturday. The entrance to tho now store
has been remodeled and tho interior im
proved. POSTMASTER A. L. THOMAS has a
small sterling silver woman's purse,
which was recently left at the registered
mail wliidov. The purse contains a small
amount of change and some papers, and
will bo returned to the owner upon proper
GEORGE DOFEL MEIER died at the
county infirmary yesterday. Ho had bflen
In that Institution three yearn. A brother
and sister live In Fast Bountiful. The
body Is at the Larkln mortuary. Mr.
Meier was born March 1C. 134-1. In Penn
sylvania. THE. REVISION committee of ths Com
mercial club mot yesterday aftornoon to
dlsctifs ita report on the proposed reviH
lon of tho club's articles of Incorporation.
The changes suggested will be voted on
at the club's annual election Saturday,
D. H. CHRI6TENSEN, city superin
tendent of school", returned yesterday
from a ten days' trip through Nevada
and California, where he looked after
business Interests. Mr. Chrlstcn.icn found
conditions nourishing throughout western
ON THE GROUNDS of desertion end
failure to provide. Eliza H. Shlll yester
day nlcd stilt in the district court against
George W. Shlll. She asks the custody
of a minor child and 53 weekly alimony
for its nupport.
FUNERAL services for Anilla It. Har
rison were held from tho family resi
dence, list Ninth avenue, yesterday af
ternoon at 2 o'clock. The Kev. Dr. 17. I.
Goshen preached the funeral sermon. In
terment was In ML Olivet cemetery.
THE UTAH Auto Trades association
met In regular weekly session at lunch
eon at tho Commercial club yesterday af
ternoon. A routine business aesalon wa.i
F. J. HUGHES, of the I'nltcd Slates
special agwnt's office has returned from
Nebraska, where he has been on a voca
tion for several week.
LEGISLATION IS THEME
OF DEMOCRATIC WOMEN
One hundred prominent Democratic
women met yesterday afternoon at th
Hooper building nnd dlacussed legislation
bencrlelal to tho women of tha state
which the next legislature will be asked
to pass. The women also discussed plana
for th distribution of tickets to the big
Jackson Day banquet of the Democrat!!,
to bo held on January S at thn Hotl
Short addresses were delivered bv
County Chairman T. F. Thomus and sev
eral of thf women. This afternoon tl.n
women will b ih guests of Mr Thoman
, a m8,Uneo prty at th Orpaeunx.
Born Mny IS, 1S55. Died Jan. 2. 1!U:;.
LAKE MAN IS DEAO
W. O. Norrell Passes Away
at His Home in the Tuck
When V. O. Norrell 'died yesterday
there passed from this earth a man who
was in every sense true to himself nnd
to his fellow .nlan. His death is a dis
tinct loss. This is so not because ho at
tained any great famo as fame Is meas
ured by the world's standards, or bocauso
ho accumulated vast wealth or because
ho builded great structures and great
works It is co bocauso whlthurso he went
there he cast about him the benign m
llucuco of a truly great character, of an
honest heart, of a mind without guile and
of a soul radiating light.
"Doc" Norrell lived his life In such a
fashion that nono there be but who will
say of him thnt he was the noblest of
men. Friends by the hundreds enjoyed
his society and delighted In his quaint
humor. Southern born and bred. "Doc"
Norrell possessed all of the pleasing at
tributes with which the south endows
her children. Ho was genial, courteous,
gallant and withal an accomplished gen
tleman. Death came yesterday aftornoon at his
apartments, No. 4 the Tuck. Pneumonia
was tho cause, llo had boon III only a
brief space. Tho body is at the O'Don-
ncll undertaking establishment. Funeral
arrangements arc' held In abeyanco pend
ing tho receipt of Instructions fi-om Mr.
Norroll's brother. Judgo A. G. Norrell, at
W. O. Norrell was born near Jackson,
Miss.. May 1$, 1$H7. He came to Utah
twenty-soven years ago. Ills brother. A.
G. Norrell. preceded him a year. His
first employment was that of a deputy
under United States Marshal Frank
Dyer. Thereafter ho was engaged In the
secret service of sonio of tho railroad
companies. The Klondike excitement
lured him to Alaska. Upon his return ha
became connected with the city board of
health and was the first clerk of tho
board under an American administration.
For the last four years he has been con
nected with the office of the city treas
urer. Mr. Norrell leaves a widow, ono son,
Norman Norrell; two married daughters
and one not married. The children live
at Memphis. Tenn.
Frank Godbe, city treasurer, yoslorday
paid this tribute to ills Into associate:
"Mr. Norroll's place will bo hard to
fill. He has had charge of work In this
ofllco that calls for groat accuracy and
ability, and he measured up to the de
mands of tho work at every point. As
vecelver of special taxes he enmo much
in contact with tho public and his serv
ices were notable for tho unvarying cour
tesy, tact and diplomacy which he em
ployed In dealing with the public."
IN CIVIL SERVICE
The United States civil servlco commis
sion announces open competitive exami
nations as follows:
January 22 Press feeder, both men
and women eligible, government printing
office, at from 23 to 27J ccnta an hour;
medical interne, both men and women eli
gible, government hospital for insane at
Washington, 5000 a year; laboratory as
sistant iu ceramics, for men only, bu
reau of standards. J000 to 51200 a year.
January 22-23 Tunlor computor. foi
men onlv. hurcau of mines. Washing
ton. T). C. 5000 to JIC20 a year; Junior
chemist, for mn only, bureau of mines
at Pittsburg, Pa., and Washington, D.
C. 51020 to SISSO a year.
January 27 Alloy chemist, for men
only, bureau of mines, department of the
Interior. 52100 to 53000 a year.
Full delallh covering these examina
tions are obtainable at the money or
der window of tlie local postoflice.
"CITY BEAUTIFUL" PLAN
The- "city beautiful" plan suggested by
Professor William M". Stewart of tho
state university and Indorsed by the Com
mercial club's committee on public Im
provements and parks, is being put Into
operation with gratifying success.
Yesterday at a meeting of tho Com
mercial club committee, Professor M. J
Abbey of the university, who Is super
vising the movement so far as the partlc-
ipation of school children is concerned, '
made a report covering tho campaign to j
date, showing that sixty-three lots had
been plowed and most of them planted
bv school children. He said thoro wcro ,
103 lots listed, which would bo plowed
and planted In the spring.
Chairman La fa vet to Hnnchctt and
members of the. Commercial club com
mittee discussed tho work nnd compli
mented Professor Abbbv on what had al
ready been accomplished. A spoclal
meeting of the committee will bo hold I
Saturday nt 12:30 o'clock, when tho "city
beautiful" plan will be dlsciiMed.
Oummingr, Takes Office.
Heber L. Cummlng. the newly ap
pointed secretary of tho state board of
equalization, nssumtd his new duties
yesterday. It will be several days before
he will bo able to devote hi ontlro tlmu
to tho new position, owing to tho fact
thet he Is clearing up hut work a.-, deputv
in the office of the jocrclary of etatc
office. J. J. Thonirt. whom Mr. Cum
nilngs succoeds. Is still In California. lit j
Is oxpected to return home this wook. j
T. V. O. A. Club' Note $30.
Thirty dollars was netted by the
"l"-auto-cum" club of the V. W. C. A.
through the wile of Christmas curds and
calendars. The money will be added to
a fund to be used in sending a delegate
from tho loeat branch to the aummar con
forenee at EntcB Patk, Colo., next sum
mer Tbo club hope to raise enough
monsy to pay tho expenses of two deie-
gat el fioai Bill T ft'-fr
TIE PUBLIC Ll
Extension Be Construij
at East Side of Buildn
NEED MORE BRANM
Annual Report Show'
crease of 5000 Volul
Over Last Year.l
An addition to tho public lioj
State street to cost $25,000 ia 111
imperat.ivo iu the annual report'
public library eoinmifts-ion, fiWi
Commissioner George D. Ko.vao
day. Tho present building j,
imidoquato for the noeds of thol:
tiori, mid as thoro U amplo spa
of tho library building for an oxij
tho board recoiniiuud3 the buil(
a win;; on that sidv.
Coiicernini; library extension3
the board believes that Halt I
behind other citios of like hisc j
way to provide adequate librae
tics for tho nnopln of thin city!
should bo at least two more br&i
one iu the .southwestern part &j
in tho .Sugar House distrirtth$
says. It is pointed out thnt 8i
a city of about tho tamo populk
that of Salt Lake, has three- bra
brariea in operation and two otl
courso of construction cor.tin"1i
each, limulalioa of the Spokoi
tern is urged.
Asks Appropriation. i
Tho board asks for an approi
of ouc-hnlf a mill from the gcn
for tho niaintcnaiico of tho libra
tho coming year, as woll as soms'
provision for tho addition to th
library building. j
According to tho report, the''
circulates moro than 200,000 bo
year. There is a decided incr
the circulation of nou-urtion
showing, it. is declared, that tft
donts of Salt Lako appreciate tl
thai, the library is nn educational
tution as woll as offering a me
The board has col tactions of b
ten of. the public, schools, in the"
O. A., tho V. W. C. A. and
Neighborhood houso on t lie woi
During tho summer montlo it'
taincd collections of children's?
at lho two public playground
One of the principal achiovom
tho year wai tho establishment!'
branch public, library known a
Chapman branch at 100 XorthJ
West. 6treet. The branch was op
nn initial cost of $2500. It ia est
that 3222 will bo required for iti
tonanco during 191." $
The total ncods of tlie librai
1913 will rnqniro $31,172, it J
mated, of" which $12,900 will?
salaries and $7500 for tho purol
now books. Th total expeuditri
1912 Tvcrc $20,257.22, leaving $1
on hand, as compared with a b
of .rlVlO-1.31 a yoar ago.
The number of volumes in ,i
brary January 1, 1913. was
thorn wero 41,151 books a yea
During tho year tho library ac
7150 books, "inainlv bv puruhaw
lost 1S25. Of Huh number SW
discarded as worn out. 131 wor
domucd by tho board' of health a'l
wero missing at tho iimo of inv$
KNIGHTS OF COLUM1
GIVE DANCE TONIC
Sail Lako council of thn Knl
Columbus will entertain in thor.
this evening with its twolflh -Ji
dancing party. The entertainment
mltteo of the coumMl has niado pr
tlons to entertain moro thnn 200 a
The danco la always one of the
popular affairs of tho year In C)
clrclea and tho attendaneo has i
been unusually large.
Mem born of the cntertalnmont?
mlttcc will be buav today docoratl
hall. Trimmings appropriate for th
son of the year will bo used. In cos
tlon with Knights of Columbus!
and Insignia. A danco nrogrami
twenty numbers huB been pre
Dancing will begin at 0 o'clock
entertainment committco and I
Knight A. J. Bruncau are In chaj
the preparations. Members of the
mlttcc are Norman E. Kane. D. J
mlo. Charlc.i Drlscoll, N". KaJS, ;
Kble. E. TL Callahan. J P Fannll
.7. Pureell and B. O Mccklcnbon
the absence of Chairman ICano fro
elty. P. J. Laramie baa been act!
The Salt Lake agency of the V
Life Insuranco company openr.d it
nuai convention at thft hcadquartj
the now Wnllcer bank building yea
morning. Manager Fred C. I If
bis opening addrcsH. wolcomcd mori
tblrtv field Hiincilntendontfl and .
acntative.1 in Utah and Idaho. Y
Telegrams from the president n
prcsldunt of the company concratu
them on their work, were rio. j
The manager made reference i
company's faith in this rcg'on ae J
by Its heavy investments in ipu.
most recent Investment wajj in j
City bonds, bringing tho company
tal of Utah securities to nearly U
lL. II. Par ns worth, vice n"8Wf
Walker Broth.-Ts' bank. ln,,r"W
misstoner Wlllard Done and nr. 4.
T. P.lchards also spoke. J
I LIFE INSURANCE MEi
WILL PRESENT SKET
The regular, mnOil- ectl ol
Utah Association ofLlfc I ndsrw
will bo held nl the Commcrc i i
12:30 Saturdny. When t.ie roiiUn
n has V.en disposed of. t )cre w
nn entortnlnment. Including a
Will G. Pnrrell of thf Pcnn
Frank Mozlov of the rL
titled "Demonstration of Fnle of Wi
surancc." Elmer A Kjrvw
and J. Allen Spencer, bc tr:
that thorc. bc a completu attendant
W. J. Kelly Entertain, v
vr. j. Kelly, star of tl.o !?",aj.m
company, entertained at dn"er
Ilotol Utah last evening In lion ore
mund K-iurn an.l David h.vltU. JHH
arc at home from school for
dav vacation. Those pri-sent
MImck Florence MaclnnK ""M
llns. A. King, nitirln jMiPW
Edna E Sh"PPard Or. ''aS!Lnj
uiii S A. "W'lg nn' flii'l '
arfa'lr was one of the joSIIeit HtUtM.
tics over arninsed.