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IXXXV''. NO. So. SALT LAKE CITY, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 7, 1913. ' 16 PAGES FIVE CENTS
fVATER FAMINE TIES UP CITY; CRISIS ENDS I
My. Armstrong of National
Sper Gives Testimony to
Mack Up Brief Filed
jUBLE OVER THE
Si CLEARING MOUSE
, McCornick, Frank
p, Charles S. Burton
ind L. H. Farnsworth
I Tell Their Side.
fci t) "lie Tribune.
'JABIIIKCiTON. Jan. S. William
7 W. Armstrong, president of ilic
J National Copper bank of Salt
" Like City, lit Ills testimony to
r day before Hie money trust tn
(itlns committee laid the founda
Yw probable governmental action
fcolvc the alleged money trust of
,litc City. Mr. An-.istrons, with
'Utflt coaching from Mr. Unler
r, followed closely a statement and
jrtTloiisly prepared by lilm showlnp
(wvlltions incident to the conlro
btwc;n the National Copper bunk
ti other banks forming tho Salt
iClly Clearing House association,
ffcs reached that purl of his atatc
,2fcfinInK the action of tins allied
M5 a conspiracy. Mr. Avmstrong
(felted in his story and ashed to
lh. facts without designating tliem
tontpiracy. In this connection Mr.
irons' detailed some of the hind
jUo the business of tho National
pUntallcd by the refusal of tho
r.tenki to accept or give cashiers'
In dally settlement.
firmed His Bank. '
It eii:barrubfied his bank be
H rtgulrn additional clerks and
fcwl cuardF. "Wo wore." he said,
L? yot, trotting up and down the
M Salt Lake City, between the
I tfllh an automobile and guards,
ney and messengers, something
j not required of any other bank
MnnMrong gae as an instance
i efforts of the allied banus to in
petoMlncss of ihu National Copper
fclloti Willi the First National
rjm Park City, owned by the stock
'M? f 1,10 National Copppr. The
rili of the Republic held
SAcckaon th(! Park City bank, and
of sending them for collection
,uHttl way, the president and vice
j"it took them , Park .:ny, prc
Ithom at the caihler'u window and
?M the earn, and it wan well
J lo citizens of the town that they
P-'Ins to present them.
MWlhty were paid, :Ir. Armstrong
" were, but such procedure com
, Ihcni to hecp a cash rcscrvo of
) to 20 per eent. while the law
pNtd for 7 per cent. An offer had
jBidc by nle National Copper to
e cheeks in Salt Lake City, wlth
i InK tht-'ra sent to Park City.
Won of Ethics.
October i, mo, the Copper bank
a letter from the Salt Lake
?S Hoimc association," said llr.
in reply to Mr. Untermycr,
y lhat it way contrary to banking
solicit depoltu and accounts
L 0 dPOSltors had cstabllHlied
accommodationE. Alt solicitation
P accounts was barred under pon
k!iDtB milKl"5 from ?500 to 51000.
Pnt of Intcresl on check dcpoHit
BjlWted, The givlnrr free of check
h8s not permitted. "Wo vere a
competing with older banks
IMferc after buslnees,"
-Jjr l31J 'u do when you ;;ol this
ji'on from tho clearing liouaoV"
iwe the secretary- of the aiisocla
iErUne aG''llnst insulation and rc
lfivfjn,p,y wf ald Armstrong.
Rrc l nUctI thilt the V1,, vol,ld
fButt W Other meetings of tho as-
T,'crP held and a new recmla
KlB?11 the objectionable fea
(jWj'5 'il regulation Jind others
3li'R'th rWl rcH5teil January,
jJBL 6 CoPPer bank refused to vote
1rf5Ln"!r regulation. 'o could not
( i tllC doctrln,i that tho pay
""oreEt on check accounts i'aa
Z "E to th,. banking buiihiesa."
- $mat: ,l10 older bankK paying Interest
nccouiitD;" anked Mr. Untcrmycr.
'"SC the Regulations.
K? bc-f'" '"formed that they were.
tp?S&!cL0r,1,,'rC(1 1110 to PI)01JU thft
i,E th ' lllc ricuring house on the
ftBtoil UlCJ Wcrc 1,1 vlolation of I he
yBTt x cslra,'t of trade and com
" '"tulliiB an Illegal comblna-rnspir:icl'-
A teat caHo iuvolv.
'' rPa aii"6 I)nncIPfes woa then bolng
ulKtth y ""ty. Pennsylvania,
'Jfc;n.,,e lilttul,rg Clearing Mouse a
Jfc1 haned theur demanded Un
IWpcnrncji. demand f0r or with
j?0tlntta on Pago Eilit.)
TRIG TO II H,
Wyoming- Mother's Horrify-!
ing Experience With Mer-
cury 14 Below Zero.
COLD WAVE IN WEST
Power Plants at Reno Out. of
Commission; Southwest in
"' Grip of Blizzard.
Special to The Tribune.
r SHERIDAN, AVyo., .Jan. 0. A
mother's Jure and the inte'nso cold
last uisht, cost t lie life ol' tnu Iwo-montlis-olfl
fiaughtcr of iMrs. W. If.
Allfroicr of Carncyville. ten miles north
. The thermometer ttood at M decrees
below zero, rind the mother, In her
efforts to shield tho child from tbo
cold, wraj'ped blankets around it and
snuggled it closo to her. After feed
ing her babe Mrs. Allgeier retired.
Toirr hours lator on awakening the
mother was horrified lo lind herself
clasping the cold, lifeless body of her
oil's-pring, which had been smothered
to death under tho covers.
Reno in Darkness.
Special to The Tribune.
licuo. jS'cy. Jan. 6. Ono of the
severest cold snaps in tho recent his
tory' of Ucno, beginning Saturday and
continuing without nbatcmcnt, lias
worked havoc vrith tho power supply
of Reno. Thore is great inconvenience
to individuals b3 reason of the frecz
ing of water pipes, many of which
The minimum temperature of last
night was 3 degrees below zero, and
tho maximum today 2S above. It
was .1 degreo above the night be
fore. Thcro are no signs of cessation
of I ho cold weather.
Along tho Truckeo river tho JJono
Power, Light and Water company is
having the worst light in its history,
over 00 men, working along tho
flumes in a vain endeavor to keep them
clear. Tbo 20,000 borse-powcr plant
at Floriston is giving but 500 horse
power. The A'erdi plant is almost out
of commission, and all tho otbers are
0 far below Tiormal that street cars,
elevators and heating plants which re
quire power for pumping were out of
commission. Lights, too, arc out to
night. Schools which began the win
ter term today wcro closed because
of lack of boat.
Cold in California.
. SAX FRANCISCO, Jan. G. A. (5.
McAdic, director of tho government
weather bureau at San I'Yancbco, said
tonight that the cold weather was prac
tically at an end. Judications aro that
thcro will bo' a heavy frost tomorrow
morning, followed by a- rising tempera-1
lure, with rain tomorrow night.
Tonicbt was the coldest in tweuty-
fivo year in San Francisco, according
to official records, Tbo temperature
reached :12 degrees above zero, which
was the lowest mark since January 15,.
1SSS, when it dipped to 2S. For the
Jirnt time tbo lakes in Golden Gate
park were frozen over, their coating
of ice remaining all day.
Killing frosts wcro general through
out the state. Tbo temperature at
San Diego was 28 degrees above zero,
tho coldest on record; at JBureka, 28
degrees; Lotf Angeles, 34; Fresno, 20;
Portervillc, 20; San Jose, 30, and Sac
Mr. McAdic cfntod thai; while tho
loss in tho citrus bolts would bo heavy,
it probably would not be as extensive
us feared, owing to tho general uso of
new and improved methods for heating
tho orchards. New beaters aro Raid to
have reduced tho loss in tbo Pomona
district to a minimum.
Worst in Years.
DEXYEll. Colo., Jan. 0. With
southweetorn Texan tonight in the grip
of one of tho worst snowstorms in
venre, and the temperatures for the
kate ranging from 2 degrees bolow
to 33 above, for tho day, New Mexico
clad in snow drifts from a. foot to forty
feet deep and tbo mercury for that
state registering from 0 above to 35
bolow. the sweep of icy weather along
tho eastern slope of tho Hocky moun
tains tonight from Wyoming to Moxico
shows no figns of abating.
Colorado temperatures fell as low as
30 below today, wbilo Denver ex
perienced 20 degrees below, and
wanned tonight to JO below. Trajnj m
all directions aro otalled from Isow
Mexico to Wyoming. Cuts and arroyos
arc tilled with storm-drivon cnttlo and
sheep, and the loss of livestock wjll
be henvv. especially in tho Mtbwt.
Home i of the weather reports tonight
' Continued on Pag Three.
LOSES FIGHT IN
Stockholders of Company
Will Not Be Allowed Ex
clusive Privilege of Buy
ing S. P. Stock.
CASE COMES BACK
TO COURT IN UTAH
James A. Patten and Asso
ciates to Be Tried for Run
ning Cotton Corner; Car
riers Win Victory.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 6. The plan
proposed by "Union Pacific rail
road attorneys for "dissolving"
the Union Pacific-Southern Pa
cific railroad by allowing the
Union Paeillc stockholders to have the
exclusive privilege of buying the South
ern Pacific slock owned by tho Union
Pacific railroad corporation wan curtly,
but positively, rejected today by the su
preme court or the United States.
Justice Day announced the conclusions
of the court on the plan proposed by the
railroad attorneys and opposed by the
government, as he delivered tho opinion
December S holding that tho ownership
of the stock by the Union Pacific com
pany wua a violation of the Sherman
anti-trust law. Govornment officials who
beard Justice Day wcro convinced that a
complete end of tho merger must bo
agreed upon, and that any "paper" dis
solution would be rejected by the court.
The court took the position that a cor
poration only ie another namo for the
stockholders and to allow the Union Pa
cific 'Stockholders to buy the stock now
held by tho Union Paclllc ltailroad com
pany, tho corporation of which they are
tho stockholders, would amount to noth
This action is regarded a a highly im
portant precedent in anti-trust litiga
tion. Tho case will now go buck to the dis
trict court of Utah, In which the suit
originated, for that court, to enforce the
decree of dissolution directed by the su
The court did not chango today the
power of the district court to approve
tbo mothod of tho proposed dissolution,
further than lu hold that tho railroad
plan of dissolution would not be effective.
The railroad attorneys and Attorney
General Wlckeroham are expected to re
sume negotiations at once for tho ending
of the merger and some in "Washington
regard it as not improbablo that the
railroad attorneys will assent now lo tho
government's proposal to allow tho Union
Pacific and Southern Pacific otoekhold
ers to ahuro in the purchase of the stock.
Such a plan would not require the stock
to bo dumped upon tho open market.
Patten Case Remanaded.
By upholding certain disputed counts
against Jsimes A. Patten and others,
charged with a violation of tho Sherman
anti-trust law In running a so-called
corner, the supremo court today sent
the case against the men to trial in tho
Patten, Eugono G. ScaleP, Frank B.
Hayno and William P. Browno were in
dicted In Now York on charges of conspir
ing on January l, 1010, to "corner" cot
ton by extensive buying on the New
York cotton exchange, as a result of
which the price would be enhanced and
ultimately bring arbitrary and bxccsslvc
prices. Tho conspiracy was described as
calculated to yield ?10,000,000 in profits.
Tho nlleged violation of tho Sherman
law was set forth In tho Indictment In
eight different vrayn in as many counts,
tho defendants belns liable for trial on
any one. Before tho defendants could
ho placed on trial tho United StaleB cir
cuit court for southern New York held
insufficient four counts, ao not stating
an offense. OMid govornment appealed
from that decision to tho nuprcmc court.
Justice Lurton announced a dlssont
Intf opinion, in which Chief Justice White
and Juatlco Holmca concurrod.
Tho case will now go back to the fed
eral court of southern Xew York for trial
or other proceeding.
Circuit Court to Act. -
The supremo court, today announced
ths decision that the United States
judges of tbn Klghth circuit and not
tho district judge in Missouri should cn
forco tho recent decroo of tho court,
holding that tho St- Loula Terminal com
pany has violated the Sherman anti
In eo holding tho courL decided that
tho expedition act authorizing 'tho call
ing together of circuit Judges to pasB upon
Important coses was not repealed by tho
Judicial codo which went Into effect a
Government officials claim that this
will bo decisive of tho point raleed by
navigation companies in Alar.ka, charged
with violating tho Sherman anti-trust
(CJontlnuod on Paga Two.)
STATE OFFICIALS INDUCTED INTO OFFICE
GOVERNOR SPRY ENTERS ON SECOND TERM
Flashlight photograph of Governor Spry talcing the oath of office. This photograph by Wig
gins and Frost was developed with aid of a bottle of water purchased from a drug store during
the water famine yesterday.
UTAH COMPB GETS
Light and Power' Corporation :
.to Parallel Line of D. &
R. G. Railroad.
Special to The Tribune
4 aiONTl'iOSlS, Colo., Jan. C.Tho Utah
Light '& Power company, acting through
Carl J. Slgfrled and E. A. Phlnncy of
Ouray, has taken an option on tho prop
erly of the aiontroso Electric Jbight &
Power company, and ii ia understood
that tho transfer will be made about the
middle of this month.
representatives have been im'olclng
tho property. Whllo the purchase price
has noi been definitely -given out, It Is
understood to be about 5125,000.
Tho Delta Light company was pur
chased last week.
This Is understood ' to be a part of a
great system which will extend from
Durango to Salt Lake, with another line
extending from Grand Junction to Lcad
vlllo and Salidu.
It Is reported that tho ultimate pur
pose of tho Utah Light & Power com
pany is to parallel the Rio Grando sys
tem with the object In view of electri
fying the entire system.
IS UNDER CHARGE
Accused by Auditing Committee
oh Being Short in Her'
Special to The Tribune
PARK CITY. Jan. . C Airs. !Mry Hol
land, city recorder, is short In her r.o
eountfi, acordlng to tho. city auditing com
mittee In the water department the
lacks $100, says th committee, film Is
also accused of forging a chick Docembcr
G for ?50. She In said to havo ljlvon John
P. Workman credit for doing foO worth
of work for tho city in November and I
ii. :s alleged that ho had done no work
for the city since O-'tob-ir. j
Mrs. Holland is allojc-d to havo chanced
up streets, all?;'-! and bridges" for ?3I2
and Street. Commlaiioier Charles W.
Miiir'o report showed that tho amount
should have been only $JiC2. On this dis
covery tho warrants were cheeked up and
the alleged forgery found. Tho finding
of the chock made the report balance.
Tho uudltlng committee announced to
day that aim had mado good 110, which
would leave according to tho committee,
$J6 still due the city from tho recorder.
Tho city council will hold a mooting
porno lime this wcok, when an effort
will bo made by members to have that
bi-dy demand the resignation of Mrs. Hol
land. Ucr term of office lo two yearn,
whien expires January 1, 191 (. Thomas
Paul, councilman, la chairman of the
auditing committee. Fred M, Smith, a
member of tho commltteo, mado tho an
nouncement of Mrs. Holland 'k alleged
r.hortage-today. The shortage wii dJscov
ord, bo raid, last Thursday, but Mrs.
Holland is a widow and lias children, so
she was glvri a little tlntd in which
lo -t ,.!nc: tbo money. II Is understood
that ehu will not be prosecuted K she
Impressive Geremony Is Held
in City. Commission
GOVKRJfOIi WILLIAM. SPIlf -'Hud
tho other state officials, elected
at the recent general election
were I'ornmHy inducted into
oflico at noou yesterday. The
inauguration eeremonjes woro simple,
yet profoundly impressive. With'
dignity and solemnity tbo oath
of oflico was administered to the chief
executive, of tho state and then to
the other electivo oflicera.
Tbo inaugural ceremonies woro held
in the Bcnaio chambor in tho city and
county building. The fcaturo of the
ceremonies was tho inaugural address
of tho goveruor. The addrcsa of the
governor was largely an appoal to tho
people of tbo stato to maintain the'
sane aud conservative ' attitude-, that
had characterized them in tho past. lie
epoko with feeling of political unrest
abroad in tbo land and sounded a note
of wuruing, against the attacks being
made on the constitution of the nations
and tho principles upon which tho re
public is founded.
Capitalists Are Flayed.
Governor Spry took occasion in' ills
address to Hay with vigor the capi
talists who opposed the proposed con
stitutional amendments at the recent
election. Ho said that tho opposition
to the amendments originated among
the wealthy tax-dodgers and was
fostered by misrepresentation. He
pointed out tho growth and the splendor
of the state during tbo past seventeen
yearj, aud prcdiqtcd oven greater
progress and prosperity for the fu
ture. . The. "governor . solemnly plodgcd
himself to a clean, careful, conscien
tious and business-liko administration
of tho public affaire. - '
Charles S. Tingey, retiring secretary
of state, presided at the inaugural
ceremonies. Music was furnished by
George Klenl:Js orchpstra. The scnato
chamber was well tilled with visitors
whon tho ofiiccrs-clcct tiled intu the
room ;just on tho stroke of 32 o'clock.
Mr, Tingey called the gathering to
order and presented Goveruor Spry,
who read his inaugural address. The
governors was given a great ovation as
he arose His address was frequently
punctuated by prolonged applause
Takes Oath of Office.
At the couclusion of tlio address tho
governor turned to Ghiof Justico J. !E.
"And nor.-, Mr. Chief Justice, I am
rendy to take the "constitutional oath
The chief justice pronouncod tho
oath of oflice solemnly and- tho gov
ernor rcpoatcd after him, slowly and
"Having been duly elected to tho
olficu of governor, T do solemnly tiwoar
that I will support, obey and defend
the constitution of the United States,
the constitution of this state, and that
(Continued on Pega Fonr.)
ill HE SIPS
Tin Shop and Foreman's
Office Destroyed; Other
Fire, broke out at :'.:20 o'clock this
morning In the tin shop, adjoining the
shops' of the Rio "Grande railway In the
yards between Third "and. Fourth South
near Sixth West and' at' o'clock was
threatening the roundh'oudo and machine
shop?. ' .
The water fajninc rendered It. Impos
sible to got any water. oi tho fire aud
the firemen were powerless to fight the
flames. Thore was some water in the
mains, but no preurc.
"Fire" engines wcro' attached to the fire
plugs, but forty minutes after the fire
broke: oiit the firomon had not been able
to.-get a drop of wator on tho flames.
. The tin shop and the foreman's office
adjoining were burned to 'the ground.
The books from tho i'oroman'3 office ;uid
some other articles were saved..
Every effort waa being made to save
the roundhouse and the machine shopa.
but lnck of water made tho situation ex
One hose -burnt' at 1:10 a. m., putting
an euglno out of commission. ' The other
engine worked satisfactorily and" seemed
to . bo. getting tho flro under control
at 1:20. ' ' ' '
SALT LAKE MAN
WED IN DENVER
Daughter oi! Banker Ts Bride of
Phil J. PurcellIaungcr oi!
Continental Casualty Co.
Special to The Tribune.
DENVER, Jan. 6. Miss Mnybollo
Tobin, well-known Denver society
girl, stepdaughter of M. C. Harrington,
bnnkor and wealthy grain denier, will
become- the brido on Wednesday of
Phil .T. Purccll a prominent insurnnco
man of Salt Lako City, who is manager
of the Continental Casualty company.
The ceremony, which will bo in
formal, will bo performed at tho Im
maculate Conception cathedral "by the
Rev. Hugh McMcnamin at 0:H0 u. tn.
Following tho sen ices a wedding
broakfast will bo served to tho bridal
party and tho members of tho iut
medintc family at tho Albany hotel.
The 3'oung couplo will leave Wcdnes
daj evening for their honeymoon trip.
Mrs. M. E. Withain, Miss Tobin 's
sister, will attend the bride ap matron
of honor and Quiuby Tobju, Miss
Tobin 'a brother, will be best man,
STREAMS CLOG 1
WITH ICE, DUE I
TO- NEGLIGENCE i
Men Whose Duty It Is to -'H
Keep Canyon Streams 1
Open When Frost King JSj
Grips Are Withdrawn Ji
During the Period That 8j
the Mercury Hovera ! j j j
Around Zero. '
WORST TROUBLE j
BELIEVED OVER 1 I
Manufacturing Plants, j I
Laundries and Restau- 1
rants Share With Resi- I
dences and Stores the fl
Troubles Due to Lack jl I
of Water; Cold Rec- ;
ords Broken in Utah.
FOIw tweuty-four Lours Salt Lako 'J j
City has been face to face with a jj ,
serious water famine. Mora i;
than half of tho residences and !-j I j
most of the hotels and business boused if j
of the'ity we're without wator all day . jjJ f
yesterday, and foi1 a time thcro was a ijfj Jj
threatened failure of the heating , i
plants. Tho situation had greatly im- j J; J
proved late last night, aud although f 1
there will still be a scarcity of wator jjJ j
today, the wator department gives as-- j
surauco of sufficient water to end the j3j
Intense and uiipVe?edeulcd. cold was j HI
tho direct, cause of the water shortage. ' 9j
All of tho city water sources froze- rjfft
light and the water in the rescrvoiru Kmi
and mains was quickly oxhausteo. Tbo ;' flfl
only portion of the city weli supplied j Vk
with water yesterday was on the west ' BBS
During the day and Jast nigbt tho JjOj
city was almost absolutely without lira 191
protection, and would bavo been prac- j 9l
Uoally at tho mercy of the flamed jtB
had a conflagration started. To' 1 9j
relievo the situation three large c:s- 'j mt
terns in the business section wore tl&M
tilled with water hauled from tho west ; H
side and tho Capitol hill reservoir ( MHj
was held in Tcserve, and would ii3V . ffl
been turned into tho city muios at tho ' raj
alarm of tiro. Fortunately, however, U
fhero wcro no tires and the critical , IB
situation was safely passed. " flj
Streams Not Open. B
Ono of tbo causes for tho freezing H
of tho wator sources was the failuro ! IS
of tho "water works department to taks '. fm
tho proper precautious for tho protco- ; gg
tion of tho canyon streams against i m
freezing. It has been tho custom in tho !j fm
past to havo men from tho deportment !j M
patrolling the canyon streams, keeping Hj
the ico brolvcu up so that it will not St
form a n'am at the entrance to the eon M
duits und stop tho flow. Failure of tho
department to iako this precaution this !? gfl
year may havo. been ono of the prln- jj
cipul causes of tho shortage. ! S
Ono of the largo water mains ou J 81
tbo northeast bench burst Sunday night, jjD
und for several blocks tho sidewalks (BM
and streets were Hooded and some oC iMmn
tho cellars partially tilled witb water. (Hflf
Tho stoppiug of tho llnw from City uHfll
creek through tbo pipo and the in- WSja
tonsc cold weather caused the main to !
freeze and burst. Thousaud6 of gallons flfffl
of water were lost by leakago through jjwJ
tlio bursting of the pipe, and tho re.")- Ktff
dents of this section of tho ci!y arc SBfjM
still without water. jBfli
Schools Suspended. jKJ
.Seven schools in the city wore closed 9t 1
on account of the Intense cold. Four- jjU I
teen hundred students at the high achoo! SSI
worn sent home as soon as they reached ! n
tho school. Tho otokera of the furnace Hn
at tile school were not able to uhovel coal igjjj I
fust enough to keep the class rooms wK
warm. At the Lafayette, Lowell and But i
Onen.ua schools the steam plpoa froze up Hi! '
and promptly burst. Tbo Irving. Jack- ; Kj '
son and' Hamilton .ichoola wero too cold ffifi!
for the comfortablo accommodation of jflwi '.
(Continued ou Page Two,). R,