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Sizaiion Joins With the
pC. T. U. to Revive
Jlrees So as to Have
Mnator Forfeit Toga.
Blutions ATTACK I
Hty for Republican Party
Blast Campaign to Be
H in Appeal to Deni
If YOllK. Jan. S. A movement
jo have charges again brought
t'p in the senate against Scua
To: Snioot lias been put under
kj: leaders of tho Xalional
3" of Mothers. Tt is un
d that thin v, ill co-operate with
'ft T, U., which long has been
tna" lo got other -women's or
lions (o aid ju a crusade against
rrrcon hierarchy .
resolutions were adopted to
fjthe executive committee of the
k' ougrcsi', which is meeting
s: 1 170 daj"s.
resolutions ask the senate to re-
Kbrnoot case because the ma
ieport of the senate committee
iilcAes and elections in regard lo
if, wore ignored and the nlinority
itecptid." The resolutions also
il it appears from the evidence
(chief prophet' oC the Mormon
uhaf the ls Mormon leaders havo
id all compacts which they made
i United Slates in order to gaiu
fi.rcstoralion oi property nnd
foaiullons go on to say that
f;lt4ders ''misuse their restored
r,ld compel tho practice of polyg
fet they "dominate civil affairs
V and that Mormon leaders
'Ui.ernstlves, their crimes and their
ifrom iiunishmcnl and from pub
jaent by means of the uncon
jjs use of linaneial and political
.Sornion churcri is a kingdom set
Mo tills republic,"' the resolutions
. "holding for its purpose the
lnn of Christian marriage and
"Jtmmcnt. Conditions within the
.kingdom and the supineness of
jwnmtnt have become Intolera-
Wiimittoc urges tho punishment or
fliy leaders and the preservation
aaw of.tlie .Mormon people In all
tibia us American citizens. It la
wllon of the c.t-cutlvc committee
i o discussion of the Smoot case
Mpal topic of the national con
Is Eoaton in May. It ls under
ong pressure will be brought
'.on the Democratic leaders of tho
'fesloii of congress, It Is bc
ftot the case can be placed before
lth particular strength because
fing that cuij be made of tho
1, " tho Mormon leaders In help
! Republican parly In the recent
t and Progressive Claim
Scats Now Occupied
Pair of Republicans.
'GTON, Jan. S. Sel3 of two
X tho house, those occupied
ntaUves John M. C. Smith and
,unB of the Third and Twelfth
districts 5of Michigan, re
Were contested in petitions
with the clerk of the houso.
- Carney (Democrat) questions
Rcpreijcntatlvo Smith to
P in the houso. Carney clalmB
fraudulent and illegal returns
"by neveral inspectors in tho
jMwlonil district In Michigan.
luv Smith claimed tho clec
wUortty of 127 votes,
of Representative Young 1b
y 'William McDonald (J'ro
o clalmn 4fiR votes were cast
J William J. MacDonald,"
no appeared on thQ baIlols aa
a typoeraphlcal error. With
MacDonald contendo ho
IRICANS MAY SELL'
i Dr!n5-S American coal own
' ,Xed t0 'urnlBh British con
ifixd al at lower prices than
jjyn . y th producers of tho
hbiitu0?' Recording to a ntate
. -"-wind today in tho Shipping
tab1'J'roaB. head of the Welsh
Ration. will Bttn f0r NcW TorU
Er? 1 to vlalt American coal
ay fut the matter into prac-
Duchess of Connaueht 111
M M .M M M ' M
Suffers a Serious Relapse
THE DUCHESS OF CONNAUGHT.
Her . Grace Hurried From
.Ottawa to Royal Victoria
Hospital in Montreal;
OTTAWA.. Ont.; Jan.. S. An official
bulletin today says that tho
."Duehe&s oi! C'ounaught,: wife of
the governor-general of Canada,
is sufierinc from a recurrence of per
itonitis and it "has been doomed advis
able to remove her to, tho Itoyal "Vic
toria hospital at Montreal.
Tho Duchess of Connaught was ta
ken to Montreal tonight' on a special
train. Tho Duke of-C'onnaught and the
Princess Patricia accompanied her. On
the arrival of the train at Montreal, the
patient will be taken to the Koyal Vic
toria hospital. ..
MONTREATv, Jan. S. The Duchess
of Connaught, wife of the governor
"cncral of Canada, who according to
an ofticial bulletin this afternoon has
suffered a recurrence of peritonitis, was
brought hero from Ottawa on a spocial
train tonight and taken to the Eoyal
Victoria hospital. Tho following ImiI
lclin was issued from tlo hospital at
J 1:30 o'clock tonight?
'Ilr roval highness, the Duchess of
Connaught; has stood tho journey from
Ottawa pretty well and now is resting
ob comfortably a could be , wpoc ted.
J3. L. WORTJT.TIS GT ON . '
8urgeon-Ma;ior Worthiugton and Dr.
A. E. Garrow accompanied, the patient
here from Ottawa.
SUIT IS BROUGHT
DENVER. Colo.. Jan. S.-X suit against
lh Srado-Utah Const.nmtlon nnany
notes and securities are alleged to
have been originally issued by - David H
Moffat to aid In the construction of the
De "erNorth western Pacific mllread
to secure that road's securities.
By international' Newn Service,
WASHINGTON, Jan. S'-1;"1
Taft today approved the nentenco of dlb
Lssal. imposed by Secretary o he , No - y
Meyer on Lieutenant A. Hello, of t c
marine corps for dn.nkcnn8S and con
duct unbecoming a gentleman.
Lieutenant Hcfley. according o the
nndlnff of the court martial
cated on Friday, Dccembnr 11. and nua
Jherofore unlucky enough to draw a dis
mSwil. He is u native of Iowa and for
merly, was attached to the North Dakota.
Salt Lakers in New York. 5
AOTOtrenS. McAlplD. r. C. Thomwon.
POLICE CATCH 01
OF "HOLDUP FOUR"
Confession Is Made by Mem-!
ber of Band, Who Tells
" Three holdups were reported to the po-
lice last night. A confession made by
one of the two men arrested was to the
effect thai, fpur men liad been opcmling
together. Tlie method of procedure was
to Mhovc a gun under the chin of the
victim and make him stand with his cyc3
lo-(hc heavens while -being robbed.
The last robbery occurred at the corner
of Second West and Second North streets,
at 11:55 o'clock. Orson Rudy, who lives
at OCG West Second North street, was
tho victim. lTo was robbed of $3.50.
Rudy .reported to the police immediately
and at 12:15 Sam Taylor, 19 years of
age, and William Sutherland. 23, were
in jail. Patrolmen Woodard, Hcndrlck
scli, Willey and Crosby made the capture
on First North, between First and Sec
ond West streets. One of the men
threw his revolver over a stone wall as
the policemen approached. The other
was found with a gun on him.
Shortly after tho arrest, Sutherland
confessed and acknowledged to having
taken part with thrco companions in tho
two earlier robberies of the night. The
four robbers mndo their first appearance
at Fourth ISast nnd Eighth South atrects
nt 8;30 o'clock last night when they held
up and robbed A. Hanson, 352 Eighth
South street, of 510.
Fifteen minutes later J. B, Fleerlado
and Archie Ford, of 447 East Ninth South
street wore held up by four men at
Ninth South and Fourth East strnuls.
V. P. STRANGE TO
MARRY IN DENVER
Special to The Tribune.
DENVER, Colo., Jnn. S. Miss Marga
ret McCarthy, who haa been clerk in the
treasurer's department of tho tramway
company, will be married at noon tomor
row to V. P. Strange, a prominent Salt
Lake contractor. The wedding will take
place- at the home of the bride's ino.tlier.
Mrs. McCarthy, 15C0 Grant street. The
couple will lcavo at once for Salt Lake
City, whoro thoy will make their home,
Mr. Strange is a member of tho llrm
of Strange & McGuire and a leading
member of the Alta ond Commercial dubs
of Salt Lake City.
Market Plan Tails.
DJ3CATUH, 111., .Tau. S. Mayor
Denoen today declared that the De
catur public market started liftcen
months ago in an effort to rcdnco tho
high cost of living has proved a fail
ure aud probably will bo abandoned.
Fnrinors and hucksters aro credited
with chargiug "storV pricrs for thoir
products dn tho public market.
LONDON IN IN
Testimony Regarding a Ship
ping Combination Presented
to Committee of House .
on Merchant Marine.
SAY FREEDOM OF
' OCEAN IS FALLACY'
Business Divided Among For
eigners by "Gentleman's
Put Out of Business.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 8. The testi
mony about a shipping combi
nation that controlled tho com
merce of the seas with a
stronger grasp than any combi
nation which ever existed in the trade
between the states was presented today
to the house merchant niaiino commit
too. Shippers told of being at the. mercy
of tjin combination. The former agent
of otic so-called "'conference"' or combi
nation line?, related the methods of keep
ing Independent lines out of the trade,
of pooling profits' afid of dividing terri
tory. W. IT. Douglas of the New York ex
porting firm of Arkell & Douglas, de
clared tlial rt combination of German
jand Dritlsh lines existed controlling the
ocean, and that the steamship managers
in. London were able to direct the course
t of trade at their will,
j "Tho idea that the ocean is free is
j about, as big a fallacy as cmsLs in Amcr
I lea." said Mr. Douglas. "The steamship
lines, German and British, were in com
bination, having too ocean under strict
er control than any combination over had
any trade between the states." he added,
and his lirm was supposed to give Its
business to the Houston line.
Controlled in London.
"-The men who sit. in London con
troillng 'these lines can throw contracts
for goodn to any country they please
simply by raising or lowering rates," Mr.
II said African and Australian trade
was arranged on the same basis as
South American trade. lie was interest
ed in the United States and Australa
sian Steamship company, but did not
ship his goods by that line. Business
was divided among various lines by a
"gentleman's agreement," he said. There
were no rebates in the Australian trade,
Traders to China, Japan and other
eastern -nations, said Douglas, had
agreements giving practically uniform
"Is there any competition in the India
or Asiatic or South African trade?" was
Some Special Rates.
"No, that I know of." ho said, adding
that somo tines occasionally mado spe
cial rates for big shipments of certain
"Don't Hies' mako bpecial rates to the
'JFIarvuBter combine' and tho 'Steel
trust?" asked Representative Humph
rey. Tcs, r think 30, and to the Standard
Oil company," answered Mr. Douglas.
"Do you favor bringing all shipping
lines under tho tribunal similar to thn
Intcrstato commerce commission?'-' asked
Chairman Alexander of Mr. Douglas.
"I do," said Mr. Douglas, "and the
lines operating through American ports
Bhould bo compelled to publish their rates
with that commission. T would go fur
ther and provide that shippers should
have their own choice of ocean routes,
and that in case of through bills of lad
ing tho railroad freight rate to sea
board, as woll as the ocean freight rate
should be plainly Indicated."
One Independent Line.
Alcrton D. Hitch, secretary and treas
urer of Magcnmeyer Trading company of
New York, trading- with Brazil, declared
that the only independent linn to South
America was the Lloyd Lrazlliro lino and
thatvhlle his firm used it to an extent
Its steamers were slow and that Its of
llccra, governmental employees, were
not trained to the desires of the trade.
John C. Stager, the former representa
tive of a conference line, testified that
for several years hs was iigent for tho
Prince Mho at New York. Tlo stated that
his line, the present Hamburg-South
Amerlka lino and the Lamport and Holt
line were In a combination.
"When did the combination start?" !n
cinlrod Representative Alexander, chair
man of the committee.
"About 18?ri or 1896," was the reply.
The witness explained that the com
bination had a system of doferrcd re
bates, and pooled the freight and commissions.
Pooled the Profits.
"1'ou moan it pooled the profits?" in
quired Representative Humphreys.
"Yen," Mr. Seagcr replied.
"We frequently got Instructions to put
on a 'lighting bout,' " Mr. Songor fur
ther tcstitled. "That is, to -put In the
berth a boat with rales eo low as to
drive a competitor out of business. Tim
lous was divided pro rata among tho
Mr. Suager also Htatcd that a. gontlc-
Oontlnued on Page Three.
Smile at the Defeat Locally,
j but Celebrate the Tri-
umph Throughout the
. JACKSON DAY FEAST
PROVES BIG .SUCCESS
i Man)'' Prominent Speakers
- Lend Eloquence to Annual
Observance of Battle of
j New Orleans. f
WITH- joy that approached hilarity
tho Democrats of Utah last
night celebrated Jackson day,
the ninety-ninth anniversary of
the battle of New Orleans,
wherein Andrew Jackson won a signal
victory over the British. Genuine Domo- J
era tic humor characterized every re
sponse to tho toxsts of the evening. The j
Democrats made light of the Republican j
victory in Utah and dwelt joyously on
the sweeping Democratic victory in tho
Tho annual Jackson day banquet of
the Democrats was held in the Hotel
Utah last night. The banquet hall -was
crowded to overflowing with Democrats
from every part of the state. Reserva
tion was made by the committee having
tho banquet in rhargo for 700 persons.
It was found that this arrangement fell
far short of accommodating the guests
nnd by crowding 00 moro were accom
modated. Many however who had neg
lected to make their reservations early
were turned away, or found only stand
ing room on tho mezzanine 01" the hotel
which afforded them tho privilege of
listening to responses to toasts b" the
Cause for Rejoicing.
Old-time Democratic leaders declared
that this was the largest and most en
thusiastic Democratic gathering of Its
kind in the history- of the state. The
speakers at the banquet took the defeat
of the Democracy In Utah at the re
cent election philosophically and rejoiced
exceedingly in the nat!on-wldo victory
of the Democrats elsewhere.
After nu elaborate banquet Judge
Samuel R. Thunnan. Democratic state
chairman, opened tho spcechmaking of
the evening. Judge Tluirman was In a
particularly happy mood. Ho referred to
tho recent campaign in Utali with re
freshing humor. After discussing at
some length the trials and tribulations
of the campaign, he Introduced Matho
niah Thomas as toastmaster. Mr,
Thomas spoke briefly of his own experi
ences in the recent campaign and
laughed with tho gtionts at th banquet
at tho causes lo which he attributed the
defeat of tho Utah Democrats.
Tribute to Wilson. I
Judge C. S. A'arlan delivered one of
the most eloquent addresses of the
evening in responding to tho toast. "The
President of tho United States." Judge
Varian referred to thu opportunities for
progress that were at the hands of President-elect
Woodrow .WHson and on" the
part of tho Democratic party of tho na
tion, pledged tho president-elect to urge
those reforms which were promised the
people of the United States in the Demo
cratic national platform.
"The Scholar In rolitlcs" was the sub
ject of a particularly witty address by
Dr. Joseph F. Merrill of tho University
of Utah. Dr. Merrill was recently a
candlduto for state senator on tlie Uumc
cratio ticket, and he spoke of his own
experiences In a manner that kept his
audience In an uproar of laug-hlor all
tho time. Former Senator Simon .Bam
berger was at homo In responding to the
least, "The Federal Hunch, Its Alpha
and Omega." Senator Ramberber spoko
of the beginning and the progress of lho
present Tcdural bunch of Utah to Its cli
max of political power and sorrowfully
mentioned its Ignominious ending. He
suggusted the formation of a Democratic
federal bunch and the successors to the
"Fusslcs," the "Klnklcs" and the "Curl
les" of tho present federal bunch.
Miss Kimball of Park City responded
to an interesting address on "Thn Wom
en of . the White House." Judge A. J.
Weber responded to the toatt "Andrew
Jackson." J. F. Tolton, the candidate
for governor of tho Democrats nt tho
recent election, gave to tho fiEUcmblagc
"A Mcssugo for thev Legislature." Mr.
Tolton urged tho need of progressive
legislation by the coming state legisla
ture and expressed tho hopo that tho
members would lay aside party politics
in order lo glvo to tho state of Utah
the laws necessary to place us on un
equal footing with tho other progressive
stutca of the -union.
Johnson Stirs Hearers.
Tillman D. Johnson of Ogdcn created
an uproar- in his response to tho toast,
"Tho Late Unpleasantness," Judge
Johnson dwelt on the fact that Utah and
Vermont were the only states in the
union thnt had uphold the Bacrcd prin
ciples of the constitution by voting for
Tuft, and ho spoko sadly for tho other
forty-six states that had ho far forgot
ten themselves as to vote cither for Wil
son or RoohovoU, and thereby impcrll-
(Coutlnucd ou Fag Two,) j
j MAN WHO SHOOTS I'
!i SELF, AND WIFE !
j HE MURDERED j
Mr. aud Mrs. Chris. M. Ohristcnsea.
StE FATHER MURDER
WIFE AND8HD0T SELF
Christina Christensen Killed
by Her Husband in Pres
ence of Children.
In the presence of. their throo small
children, Chris M. Christensen, a miner,
5f years ot' age, shot to death his wife,
Christina, 33 years of age, and lircd
three shots, into his own breast at the
family home, 27-1 West Seventh South
street, at (J:do o'clock last nijrht. Ohris
tensen was reported still living at St.
Mark's hospital at an early hour this
morning, though his chauccs of recov
ery aro regarded as very slight, Jeal
ously ' was tho probable cause of tho
. The twiu sister of. Mrs. Christ onsen,
Mrs. Nina Groves, met a like fate at
the hands ot' her husband, Ned Groves,
eleven yearn ago nest Decoration day.
Groves killed himself after shooting his
wifo in tho Anderson rooming house,
which formerly stood near tho present
si to of the Jiewhouso building.
Wife Sought Divorce.
Shortly before the holidays Mrs.
Christensen instituted proceedings for a
divorce from Christ ensch. Tho princi
pal charge made by the wifo was that
her husband had caused her arrest and
dolontion for four days in the county
jail, several weeks ago, ou a statutory
charge. When- the case came, up. for
preliminary hearing beforo Justice H.
S. Harper, Gliristeuscn did not wish
to push tho charges against his wife,
and she was permitted to go upon the
motion of counsel for the state.
A letter addressed to the city and
county otlicinhi was loft by tho slayer
in explanation of his act. In it he is
Said to havo charged his wifo with 1 11 -lidolity,
and io have given the name of
a man believed by him to havo been
responsible for her fall. The letter,
which is now in the hands of thn police,
is said to contain a complaint that
.Mrs. Chri.stcnsen had beon led astray
through frequenting cerluin resorts. It
concludes with a roquest that it bo not
Mrs. Christensen was in the act of put
ting supper on the table for her children
when her husband f.ntcrcd the kitchen
and began firing at her. Tho first thrcu
shots missed, one of them flattening
ngninst tho warming ovon of the range.
Chrlstcnson then Icapud closor to his
wife, and as she turned away In .terror,
sent a bullet through her back. It. pierced
her heart, killing her Instantly. The pow
der burned hor clothing.
The last shot in tho revolver Chrlaten
son fired into his own body. As
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iSS MEETING 1
ADVOCATES BIG I
Property Owners at jjugj
Commercial Club Con-
ference Urge Establish- jjlr
ment of Reservoirs to jwy
Meet All Exigencies 9
and Guard Against An-
REMEDY URGED j
IN RESOLUTION J 1
Board of Governors of 1 J
the Club Will Appoint j 1
a Special Committee of j K
Five to Take Up Ques- m
tion With City Com- j
missioner and Experts m
and Find Solution. S
Fire Chief William II. Bywatcr m
eald last night that tlis pressure jig
gauge at the central Are station j jm
was agaiu registering at the high ft n
mark of ninety pounds. j Iff
"The pressure has bcon rising j! jo
since 8 o'clock Tuesday uigkt, and jS
now that vro have the water from jfi
Oottouwood turned into the mains', fi m
X do- not- anticipate- any- Ttrrthcr jji jj
shortage," said Chiof Bywater.
imperative demand for the cr- j r
Atabliabment us quickly as pos- j '!'
siblc of a vast water supplj- .m j$
system and great reservoirs .S 3
adequato not only to meet all xcscnt -siM
requirements of the city but also lo till jjjffll
CYery need when the city has doubled iWh
or tripled in population was the 'key- )
note of a mass meeting at the Commer- '
cial club last night, attonded by 200 i
property owners representing all busi- !!li
noss and industrial classes of Salt Lake. t O
Tho important question of Salt
Lake's water supply, which has boon
before civic and commercial organiza- 3fw
tions as well as tho public for many Sjl
years, was thoroughly discussed. Al- jjSnl
though a number of speakers sharply Wtijl
criticised the department of waterworks f3jw
and water supply, declaring that the
water crisis through which tho city had
just passed was duo to negligence on ;i
the part of those in charge, they were m 1
ruled out of order, it being set forth ij i .
that tho mooting was for the purpose J
of devising ways and means to solve j-j "
the water supply question and not of j
indulging in personalities over iudivifl- j
ual grievances. i '
Action Is Definite. ; j '
Out of a multitude of recommenda- .
tions. speqebos and prolonged open dis-
uii6Bious, the following resolution, pre- jj i
scnlcd by Judge E. Y. C'olbom and jjj 4 r
amended by George M. Cannon, was k 9
unanimously adopted: IJ jg
Resolved, That It is the sense of L :
this meeting that there is -an im- I
poratlvo and immedluto need for the fj
creation of a reserve supply of water f ' 1
commensurate with tho present im-
portanco nnd future requirements or M . ; '
Salt JUtko City; and, . m l
P.csolvcd, That to further the ca- B 1
tablishment of uuch a supply, tho ft )
Commercial club hoard of governors 1 j
be nnd hereby Is authorized and re- j
quested to appoint a committee of K j
five, who shall confor with tho Com- H j
merclal club committee on parka and wR
public Improvements, tha city com- Jh
missioner of water supply and thn j K7 j
city commissioners generally. Ho dc- 1 3 f j
vise and put into effect -with proper jp I j
engineering assistance a practical I B t ! j
plan lo provide a reserve reservoir ' W j
system ample to Impound a supply tf 1
of water sufficient to meet present n j
requirements and all expected future iffi I j
emergencies. E 0 t
The usse-mblcd property owncra select- j g J t
ed George Dcrn as chulrinan of tho meet- 1 a f
lug and W. C. Stark as secretary, fol- w j
lowing an announcement of the purpose I (
of the meeting by Secretary Joseph 13. 9ft I f
Culnc of the Commercial club. Mr. Dern 3E "
said that tho meeting wua meant to tind MJ 3
mtans of averting crises such as hud just jjjl
been, paused and of bringing about tho l
establishment of a sreat. adequate water if -
supply for years to como, rather than to M 1 1 g
nnd fault with anybody. 1)1 1 j!
ljafayette Hanchott, to whom the C6m- 1 j $
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