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14 THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, TUESDAV MORNING, FEBRUARY 4, 1913. M
If MASTER BUILDERS
I Formally Declare UtaJi Capi-
1 lol Commission Should Re-
1 advertise for Bids.
I CONTRACT IS NOT LET
I Protestants Intimate That
I Utah Talent Is Discrimi;
I naled Against.
I Gist of Builders' Protest
b lowest bidder should be required
S to xigti contract In specified time,
r Tho bid should not bo raised after
Lj li In opened In competition with
E Work should commt-ncc without
I Checks of other bidders should not
K ho held pending ehunuas in original
B Bidder niton Id not be allowed to
E figur at cost on original srprtclllca.-
I tlons and then protlt by extras.
I Contract should be let for tho work
mm a whole and not partly by uggre-
I A superintendent should bo xp-
I pointed and bids readvortlsed for.
I Outsit!..' competitors should nut be
B riv-n udvnntago over local contra'c-
I The committee appointed by tho Mhs-
HBf tcr Bui Mere' exchange (o protest against
'he method smployod by the c;ipliol
Hgj commission and to suggest that bids bo
HBM reiulvertlsod for. presented Its commit
BE nlcntion to tho commission yesterday. It
HH wf received and tilod. the commlsslon-
HKK r making no commont.
Bir At yesterday's meeting' of the com-
ME1 miction John Swenson of tho John
KU' Swonson CJrnnlte company of Concord.
He N. IT., which dt.dreu to sell n mono-
BUt lithlc colirmn. wan heard. Routine nuit-
sMr ters w.ro disposed of. No conlnict for
WttL ' ho bhMIR or any pari, of tho work
mm Text of Protest.
H Following is tho protest of the nutstor
Hffll ( Wo feel that It Is our duty an cltl
"enn and taxpayers of this state,
mmt fn miliar with the business of eon-
KRk trading and building, to address you
JHH concerning tin; slop that you aro
1 about to taki with reference to lot-
MU ting the contract for the capltol
wONP vi l lI 1 tt vr fur the slate of Utah, and
aB to request that you consider the fol-
HJI' lowing suggestions:
MH W- hcllevo that when bids are ad-
Mfi xortit'ed for and received, to he
mH opened nt a spccllicd time, and place,
BWK tout the lowest resiKUiHlble bidder
IfflH xhoud be awarded the contract, but
Efflj wo believe that he should be required
BUM to sign within the time specified, or
KIM forfeit his certified check deposited
jMil witb his bid, and that he bo not nl-
BjH lowed to raise Ids bid either cm the
KMM original or on the aggregate, and that
WMm 'br work should be commenced
HK I without unnecessary delay: and the
gag checks deposited by othor bidders bo
MB I returned to them and not held pend-
Kjfl s in? arrangements oilier than those
WBai which were originally Kpeelllod. We
1MB I arc reliably informel that this course
Uli not being followed in the matter
W 1 of letting the contract for the atuto
K M Cause for Delay.
KB K xVc are "formed that the delay In
H KB signing up the Contract for the capl-
m B t()I "Kditur Jh due to the desire on
IJ the pari of tho bidder to whom it
H haw been tentatively awarded to ln-
H rroase tho baulH of tho nicnHiirement
HBH "it the cxlnui that you aro considcr
fn? letting as unit measurement.,
DHH and which may bo over and above
nH 'he artual measurements on which
MJH the original bids were based.
HO Kery contractor knows tliat when
a ;e Ik llgurlng on any larjrc Job. iiuch
BHJ an tli. capltut building, tho plann and
H ipcltic;.tlMis of which are Incom-
Bm Mete, that lie can make a hid at
JH -oft. ;iiil that be can make his protlt
V 'iPou tin. cxtnid, where an opportti-
HflS "'v for oxirnn Is allowed, and we
HHJ are reliably Informed that the plans
Hi an.l cpeciltcntlons In this ease aro
HJW l'o award tho work to auch a con-
9KH tnicl'jr In unfair to those v.'iio aro
NQKI not necking to take advantage of
WOtS "-hnirulItteH that might arise In the
NflH Ax'ciiik)tt of the woik, and unfair to
jBHJ bidden who stibmtL their bid In good
HH faith, and who arc ready and willing:
HBf to sign the contract on the basis of
jtjM their proposal.
iffi Object to Piecemeal.
PBP Any person, corporation, j-chool
BJK -oard or public Inatltutlon familiar
HBft l,lc lotting of contract knows
BJKf, Tl-at it is to tho ad van tn go of all
Bflnj!; concerned, especially to tho partv
mm? letting the contract, to let their work.
KjKi. a whole, and not by contract, and
Bnl Part by aggregates. Lrettlng' con-
W; tracts In the manner you propone.
BJBffi often necessitates hurried convening
KHm of the committees luivlng nuch in
MB enarge, to pasa upon tho numdrous
Hfi tschnlcxl details and necessary qtitR- j
ma n ttonn thAt aro sure to arifo In lotting
ma K contracts by combination contract
Bjl m And unit fcyaterus.
W. Architects In drawing plans to come
HI within prescribed means often leave !
8 1 1 out minor portions, and sometimes
BB I very Important accesf-ories, in their
HJ ( j '"n?1" desire to come within the pro-
BCi ?crrbcd limit. Wo bcllevo that auch
wis tho fact In thin case.
HI; Desire Superintendent. j
Hw j Permit u to jruggont that there be
HH appointed aa superintendent of this
HJK work one who is capablo of reading ,
ffl nd Interpreting pinna and specif 1-
mat eatlonB, and vho baa had actual e.-
Bnl pnrience In modom construction; that
BJBI von follow the method of the Salt
BJBJ lvke school board, and let tho stiper-
H Intcndont hvr the plans and npecifi-
Kl '--at lon., and require him to check up I
BHpJ the name. In ordor that you may
HHJ ascertain whether or not they aro I
HJ orrcet- You will then liave an 1
Bfl opportunity in the meantime to
I IBB lotennlne on all of the detalla and
JBJI ptl of the nmterlnls deelr.-d. and bo
KHI Md' to rcadvoitlse for bids upon I
HH "hlch a contract can bo 1st with- !
MM )iu further delny.
ma "We do not believe that the state of I
JBHJ t'tah should set uo a proeedent for Ir- I
BK 'ejrularlty In the letting of a contract t
HJ f"r nublto building, and wo hope that
HH r'"J gentlemen will in this under-
HHJ taking tak nu h stepti that will bring
BK2b nothing ole than credit and renown
HH fo yourselves and the slate of UtaJi.
H Hint Discrimination.
HH "W nlfo want to ir.nku this rinal
HH "ugeMlon. tltat at leat no dispoal-
flRj 'or shall be rhowu to glvo to out-
BJHJ "lde cometltor for this work ad-
BHJ " untage over other bidden, by nllow- I
BJBB ' "g them to iucrMe meaHurements I
SKHJ 'f ngireit. et". There wau onco
HJ "tah boy who a.-atntetl In doco rating
BJHJ 1 e Mormon temple. He aftorwarda
KjBJ went to l'mnce to xtudy decorating.
H hn had been there oulv a fow montlis.
LW5TJB NMr for Htr concern, blovlne 1
i-'f r tri"-l.-aM ta'-tif not ivjmu!
1 '.. o' .1fO'ati 'g tt-? b"';'-
i I i r3 x T '
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; IS EliCTWTEfl
John R. Kesl Receives 2300
Volts- of Current When He
Touches Live Wire.
John R. Kent. 5 yeai-s of ago. a
painter, met suddcu dutith by eloclrocu- j
lion while ac work for tho Utah UiM
Si' Hallway company, 13S South West I
Temple street, at U:15 o'clock yoatcrduy J
morning. Standing on a board above a
mum of high-tension wires. Kohl was
In thf act of pnlutlftK tho atoel glrderu
above IiIn hu, and grasped n teel rod
with hl left hand to steady himself
while Hwliiglng- his brush.
When Mil left foot sll(iped off the
board and touch wl th wlns, he ground
ed a current of WOO voltn through his
body and foil to tho door. Inalnntly
killed. Ills left hand and left foot worn
burned by the current, and hit) forehead
was bruised by striking- the lloor.
Harry Stein, a fellow workman. Jumped
from the scaffold and ran to tho assis
tance of the fallen man,,J)Ul. found him
UfclcHg. T3r. J. C. IxtPdeuberger. who
I was summoued. said that death had bcon
NWlft and fltne The body wan removed
to tho morgue of Joseph wllllam Taylor,
and Coroner II. S. Harper mad.j an in
vof ligation, Jl titling: that death had been
Mr. Kest was horn In Holland, July 10,
IS'tJI. He had bcon In (Ttuh throe years,
and an Mitployoo of the Utah TJght Xt
tail wjiy compiny for Mix wei. He la
survived by two grown children, a son
and a daughter. Jiving at North
Seventh West ntrcet. and a. widow and
seven children living In Holland. Fu
neral oervicon will be held at Joseph Wil
liam Taylor' chapel Wednesday after
noon at 1 o'clock. Bishop TCdwln F.
Parry of tho Sixth ward will havi
charge. Jntcnnunl will be In the City
CAN GET HIS DOG
BY PAYING TAX
Battery . Charge Against Man
Alleged to Jiavc Fought L'or
Pet Ls Dismissed.
"Wtfmn arraigned before Judge X. H.
Tanner of tho criminal division of tho
city court yesterday on a charge of bat
tery. Ira. Dcni emphatically denied that
ho hnd struck Dog Catchor I). Clawton.
in his efforts to prevent tho said official
from catching tJm 'Dcrn" doc;.
Tho defendant testified that ho con
fined hlmanlf to piofaulty-srafloncd sup
plication that the doar catcher let go of
nig, tho defendant's1, oars. Tho hearing
brought out tho fact that Clawson was
reinforced by W. I. Josl. dog tax collec
tor, and that in splto of tho embroglio,
tho dog that occasioned tho contention
wan spirited away from hia happy homo
at Twelfth East and Harrison avonuo to
tho estray-dog pound, situated In un
canny proximity to the city crematory.
Today the five days or grace will have
elapsed, and the owner has been informed
thai If ho would save his pet's life he
must appear forthwith, bearing tho nec
cssary tax money and the price of live
days' dofr board at the ruto of 25- conk;
Tho caso against "Dcrn was dismissed.
i REPAIR PLANT
Commissioners Figure That In
vestment of $10,000 Will Savo
Purchase of on asphalt repair plant by
the city to be operated undor tho direc
tion of the etfeet department, thoroby
eliminating tho heavy bills paid each
year to contractors for tho repair of
street pavement, has been virtually de
cided upon by tho city commissioners.
The plant will be provided for in tho
1913 budget, now under consideration.
Ail the commissioners favor 6uch an out
lay and It will probably be mado within
tho next few weeks and put In opera
tion. The plant will cost approximately
$10,000, but It 1h estimated that the sav
ing effected in repair bills will pay for
tho. onttro plant within several years.
Each year tho city pays in tho neigh
borhood of ?G000 for relaying asphalt on
the public stroete.
J. A. MURRAY OUT
OF SEATTLE BANK
James A Murray, vloe prosident of the
National Bank of the Republic In this
city, and presldonl of tho American Sav
ings Bank & Trust company at Seattle,
has resigned the presidency of tho Se
attle Institution. Tile Seattle Post-In-tolligoncer
quotes Mr. Murray as follows,
regarding his resignation:
"I have been president of the institu
tion for ton y.car. The present manage
ment, however, is unsatisfactory to mo
and I do not care to longer carry tho re
sponsibility which the holding of the of
fice of president devolves upon me. For
that reason I have resigned, and desiro
that the depositors in the institution un
derstand that 1 have no further part In
GREEN RIVER PROJECT
NOW WELL UNDER WAY j
W. l i 'and land, president of the state
land board, return-d yesterday from the
'southeastern pnn of the state, where he
Inspected the work being done on the
Gren Hlvor Irrigation project and other
reclamation undertakings In which the
state 5:' interested. He- reports the work
to be nrosrresslng satisfactorily on tho
Green River procjet. particularly in the
construction of the high lino dltoh
Tfc land board will meet toUay In
regular session to consider routine busi
ness. Claims for damages as a remit of
the breaking- of tho canal in the Piute
project are to be taken up today or tomorrow.
Carving Seagull Monument.
Mohonrl Young, a Hrandson of Brlg
hnm Young, is working on a monument
.lhat will cost about $40,000, In commem
oration of the saving of tho flirt crop of
the Mormon in Fait Lako valley by tho
tcagulte. The monument will be placed
In the temple grounds In this cltv whon
completed. It I? to consist of a tall
column, on top of which a eeagull will
i be carved.
to Xew York to do this work. He
performed th work with satisfaction,
as ho was capable of doing. Tho nor
feotlon of his work wh? accepted with
much prldo on tho part of the owners.
Tho Idontlty. of th workman was
never made known to the ownur. and
thcrHfor hi pride In having the
work done by a Frenchman continues
to this day. m Utah do not need
to fiend outside of tho state for work
men, for wo have the brain-, the
means and tho ability at homo to
build anything- thnt Is to b built In
this suite, and in vlow of lhat fact.
!C preference is to bo given in
tho letting of a aontrncl It should be
given to a local bidder.
VVrv truly yourx.
' MASTER Bl'ir.PKRS vyr 'TANGF 1
t- . 'v :t:v. j-
T WILL BUILD
; COMFORT STATIONS
Commissioners Approve Plan
of Other Cities; Will Cost
Provision for two public comfort sta
tion, to cost about 46000 each, will fee
madu in the litl.". hudcrel now bolng con
tfldcrod by the cliy commission. It was
practically agreed yesterday to under
take this innovation, which has been fre
quently KUggoMed to tho commisElon.
Tho comfort Htntlonb will be built In
tho business districts at. points whers
they will afford a maximum usage to
tho cltlanH. Several plana aro being
considered for their construction, though
it is mo.-jt probable the city will nmko
arrangement!; for their construction be
neath tho street level. Entrance to tho
stations will bo provided from tho side
walk and the statlonn themselves proba
bly will be built beneath the sidewalks.
Other cltica or Salt Uike's :dzc have
adopted thu public comfort .station idea i
in rocont years and It has proved decid
edly practical and popular. Each station
will be provided with all essential equipment.
Man Who Escaped From Ogdcn
Hospital Gave Name oC Boun
.Because he assumed t lie name of a
man tic had known in Plain City, a pa
tient who recently broke quarantine by
escaping from the Option dotcntiou hos
pital lias done Edward Boyd of Bounti
ful n serious, injiistico timi caused tho
Ogdcn health authorities no suiull
amount, of trouble. The Ogdm authori
ties aTC Httll searching for Hie escaped
hospital patient, but they have discov
ered that his name is not Edward Boyd,
ns he gavo it when plarod under quar
antine and as it now appears tut tlio
Edward Boyd, who i3 an employee of
James Stewart fc On., naturally protest
against, tho accusation that ho escaped
from tho hospital hero and had also
stolen $55 from the anrso.
"Before learning that tho patient 'i
name was not Edward Boyd, Inspector
I Shorten of Ogdcn rnndo Inquiry at
'Plain City and discovered that the fam
ily had removed to Bountiful. A few
days ago ho wont; to tho Davis county
town, located the family and learned
that MY. Boyd was working in Salt
Lake. ICo continued his search, inquir
ing among tho Salt Lake plumbing
firms for Boyd but was unable to lo
cate his prospective prisoner. Yoster
day the real Boyd notified him that
he had novor been a patient at, the
Ogdcn dotention hospital.
inspector Shorten has discovered that
the supposod Boyd informed other pa
tients at tho hospital that Boyd was
not hia real name but he negloctod to
explain further. With two chargos al
ready against him, a third can bo
placed against tho impostor if ho is
"TOO FAT MAN"
Three Patrolmen and Chauffeur
Required to Load "Sleeper"
Three hundred pounds of Intoxicated
humanity is easier handiod In Install
ments of about 150 pounds each than
when all done up In one suit of clothes,
according to Patrolman L. .Mayhue and
other memtan of tno police department
who aided In taking to headquarters last
nlfc'ht a man too drunk to be booked by
any other name than John Doc.
Finding the stout citizen, dressed In his
bost Hull of clothes, reclining comfort
ably on the pavement at Third South
and Main streets, Patrolman Mayhuo
first undertook to stand the lnebrlato on
his feet. Tho policeman, himself, weighs
more than 200 pounds. He found that
by dint of much exertion ho could turn
the recumbent over. Also he found that
once turned over the rotund party could
be either rocked with an easy, sleep
provoklnar motion, or spun round at a
dizzy speed. But to stand his prisoner
upright, the policeman found quite an
Two citizens came to his asslstanoo.
With tho man braced against the alarm
box post. Mayhue rang for the patrol.
Three policemen worked -allantly to load
the prisoner, but not until big- Donnls
Sullivan, the driver, lent a hand was ho
successfully hoisted aboard.
Whon last seen the dovotce of the flowing-
bowl waa lylna; on the floor of
a cell In the city ajil, his broadcloth
suit looking strangely out of place, and
a smlie of blissful Bacchanalian content
on his features was eloquent of his in
difference to tho trouble of tho sweating-
policemen who hod lodged him there.
,. MRS. MURDOCK
Mrp. Josephine Murdoek, 5 years of
age, wife of Alva M. Murdock, a wealthy
cattleman of Duchesne, formorly a promi
nent citizen of TIeber City, dlod yester
day at tho home of her daughter. Mrs.
Ida Klrkham. wlfo of Oscar lClrkhom. a
well-known musician, 1025 Lincoln street,
of a complication of Brlght'a dlcoaso and
Mrs. Murdock came to Salt Lako for
her health a month ago, but became
gradually worse, until the end came yes
terday. Beside her husband, she ls sur
vived by three sons and six daughters,
Tho sons are Wells and Ralph, at homo in
Duchesne, and Grant, now attending tho
B. Y. university at Provo. The daugh
ters are Mrs. Oscar Klrkham of Sail
Lake, Mrs. Dora Murdock Ryan, wife of
Supervisor Orson Ryan of the Jordnn
school district, living at Mldvale; Mrs.
Bert Lester and Hazel and K-a Murdock.
living at Duchesne, and Merle Murdock.
at school witb her brother in Provo. Hor
mother, two brothers and a sister are
living In Hcbcr City.
The bodv will be sent to Hebor City
for burial Thursday morning by the Lar-kln-Ihill
MAY LECTURE HERE
An effort is being made to have Can
tain Ttoald Amundsen, discoverer of tho
fcouth pole, lcctur here and, If the nego
tiations now beina made work out all
right thn noted discoverer will be hero
carlv in .March. Captain Amundsen will
at that time be on bis way to the Pu
clfle coast and U Jh considers probable
that he can be persuaded to ftort hro.
Among those who aro working to bring
him here are the Rev. TClmer I. Grwhen.
the Rev. h B. Short. F. C Graham and
Prof. Anton Pderscn.
Captain Amundsen called on Proaldent
uniltem Taft In thu V.Tilto bouse January
11 and wao "ritertained bv several rils
t..ie'.' I p.T-o'.j wrMir In Washington,
'I' ; e.i t" rr :i v.0 Mnorilf
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CASH BY TELEGRAPH
Western Union Announces
Cut in Transmission Rates,
Effective March I.
SAYING OF SO PER CENT
You Can Soon Wire 51,000,
000 From Salt Lake to New
York for $2003.33.
To take effect Match U the Western
Union Telegraph company has announced
a reduction, ranging from 10 to ?0 nor
cent upon the rates charged for the
transmission of money b.v telegraph
At the present time, If you send 51,000,
000 from New York city to Salt Lake
City. !t will cost you 510,001.50. It aI?o
coita the same amount to send 51.000.000
from Salt Lake City to N'ew York city,
or between any other two points. Irre
spective of distance. After tho new rnlo
goes Into effect, however, persons who
are In tho habit of sending millions ca
vorting around over tho country will ef
fect a big waving, as It will only coat
12003. S3, with a wmall charge for tho mes
sage In addition to sending tho million
Under the rats ' now existing, the
chargo for transmitting money by tele
graph Is 1 per cent of the amount trans
mitted, with an additional charge for two
t"n-word day messagey. Tho charge for
the messages, of course, depends upon
the distance, but tho distance docs not
jiffect the charge for tending tho monor.
For example, $1,000,000 would be trans
milled from Now York city to Saji Fran
cisco for the same amount that would be
charged for transmitting the money from
Salt Lake City to Ogdcn. When the
new rule goes Into nffect. a fifteen-word
day message will take the place of the
Iwn ten-word messages and this will ef
fpel a big saving, especially between dis
Tho schedule In effect on March 1 is
ao follows, with the addition of a charge
for tho fltteon-word day message:
For a transfer of Z-o or less 2o
For a transfer of over ?2fi and not j
exceeding $5035 cents.
For a transfer of over IM and not
exceeding S7f GO cents.
For a transfer of over $75 and not
exceeding $100 So cento.
For each additional $iQ0 or fraction
thereof up to and Including J3000 2G
For each additional 5100 or fraction
thereof, over 5300020 cents.
The design of tho new ratC3 Jo lo
cheapen particularly tho charges for the
transfer of small sums of money. A
tabulation of tho business of tho company
for llUli shows that the average amount
telegraphed was S7. Nearly two-thirds
of tho entire number of transfers were
for sums of $25 or less, while 01 per cent
of tho transfers Involved were for $100
or less. During the past ten vears, thf
records of the company show the trans
mission of money by telegraph more than
trebled. There aro now more than 1-1,000
offices in tho United States and Canada
wnere. thin class of business la trans
acted. There aro many persons who do not
reallzo tho dispatch with which the trans
ter of money by telegraph lo handled.
Bccontly U. G. Life, commercial superin
tendent for this district, was In Boisu
and was approached by a man. In a great
state of excitement, who asked if it would
be possible to have JfiO.OOO telegraphed
from New York city within a short time
and If tho money could be paid to him
Immediately after tho receipt of the mes
sage Mr. Life assured him that the cn
tlro transaction could be closed up with
in a short time. Tho man then wired to
New York for the money, the Western
Union office received an order to pav
the 550,000 within twenty minutes and
seven minutes after this message was re
ceived the man waa handed 550,000 In
cash by Mr. Life.
CITY AND VICINITY
MICHAEL EARL, a deputy sheriff,
yesterday returned to Commissioner
Henry "ft . Lawrence a gold watch which
was lout by Mr. Lawrence at tho city
and county building last Saturdav after
noon. Mr. Earl picked up the watch on
tho third floor of tho building a few min
utes after it waB lost. Ho did not learn
of Mr. Lawrence's loss until yesterday.
TRIAL OF the suit brought 'by Lucy
MclCean against Hugh Grant. Jcannetlo
sIUa antl Thomas McKean to recover
12000 damages for alleged injuries suf
fered at the hands of the defendants
began before Judge M. L. Ritchie In tho
district court yesterday.
FOUR PROMINENT business men of
Idaho arrived In the city yesterday and
rcglBtcrcd at the AVUson hotel. TJioy are
L. G. Byland, Thomas George and M. C.
Madsen of Res-burg and D. F. Dowd of
Idaho FalK They will remain In tho city
for several dayB.
E. H. CLARKE, supervisor of the Wa
satch national forest, has returned from
v crnon, where he aided in organizing a
grazing association. lle will return lo
crnon February 10 and submit a consti
tution and by-laws.
A. J. LEWIS, a former well-known
drugglHt of this city. Is In town from
Sallna. on business. Mr. Lewis Is pro
prietor of a drug store at Sallna and is
dealing In automobiles as a side lino.
GUS KENNEDY, convicted last Friday
of attempted burglary, was yestcrdnv
Fentenced to serve two and one-haft
vear In th state prison by Judge F. C.
Loofbourow of tho district court.
JOHN ABBIEL SMITH, special agent
of the local United States land office,
will leave today for Denver, where he
will remain three weeks on business con
nected with his department.
DR. A. C. YOUNQ, state Inspcotor of
livestock, will go to Provo today to in
vestigate the truth of a report that there
Jh glanders among the horses of that
JOE JAN, a Chtneae, was convicted of
selling opium by a jury In Judgo F. C.
I.oofbourow's court yesterday afternoon.
He will be sentenced Thursday.
NORA F. MILLSPAUGH yesterday
brought suit in tho district court against
Andrew Mchesy to recover 32250 ullegcd
to ce due on a promissory note.
I CHARGING DESERTION and failure
to provide, Beselc Gray yootortlay filed
ault In the district court for divorce from
DR. F. J. LYON of Loa Angolcs, pro
prietor of the State Medical company
of this rlty, 1b at the Hotel Utah for a
..P. J. MURPHY, foreman on the con
struction work at tho new Orpheum
theater. rcport3 a ton born Haturday.
FORMER SENATOR George C. Whit
more is in the city from NephI and Is
registered at tho Oullep.
Mrs. Shcpard. Talks.
Mrs. E. 15. Shepard gave an !nteret
Ing address in th Rio Grande Baptist
church last night, her subject being
"Shadowed Life." Her Idea, which was
well expressed, -aB that a life, no mat
ter hovf slight, casta a shadow for fllther
cvd or bad Tonight Dr. .T B, Simmons
ft ' peak In the church, beginning at
7 JS 4c'oek. hia text, being ' The N9cea
ity of Ktnttnc."
Mrs. Witcher Tells of Trip
M ' M W M W . Hi
Taft Greatly Interested
Photograph showing; Mrs!" Margaret Zane Witcher of Salt Lake
Oity with Senator Reed Smoot standing before the White.hou.se af
ter deliver1" of Utah's electoral vote,
Utah's Elector Back From
Washington After Delivering-
Mrs. Margarot Zane Witcher, who was
selected to lake tho vote of Utah, for
president and vice president, to Wash
ington and deliver It to the secretary of
the senate, has returned from her trip,
delighted with the experience. Mrs.
Witcher is tho first woman upon whom
such an honor has been conferred and
much kindly attention was showered
upon her In the national capital.
Mrs. Wltchor called upon President
Taft. in company with Senator Smoot
and John Q. Crltchlow, and had a pleas
ing Interview with the chief executive.
Upon their arrival at the White house
they found a number of people ahead
of them and Senator Smoot ushered
them Into the office of the privato secre
tary to tho president. Mr. lllllls. Later,
they wont Into the oftlce of the presi
dent, who appeared to be In excellent
The president had been informed that
Mrs. Witcher wan coming to the-White
houso and, catching sight of Senator
Smoot, he said: "Hello, senator, where
is that charming woman from Utah you
were going to bring over to call on mo?"
Senator Smoot replied. "She Is here. Mr.
President," and Mrs. Wltchor wa3 then
presented. President Taft shook hands
cordially with Mrs. Wltchor and said:
"Mrs. Witcher, I am mighty glad to see
you, for you arc about thu only ono that
has thought enough of me to come and
cast a vote for me."
Tho president thou Joked about the
election, and at the conclusion of the in
terview invited Mrs. Witcher to call upon
Mrs. Taft, which she did, in company
i with Mrs. Smoot.
Had Pleasant Trip.
Mrs. Witcher said Inst night, when seen
at her home, that her visit to the national
capital could not have been more pleas
ant. She added:
If tho disappointment of President
Taft over his defeat for the presi
dency is great, he certainly does not
show it. He was apparently bub
bling over with good humor when r
met him nud he Joked about tho re
sult of the election as If it made no
difference whatever to him. He
atruck me as a big. broad-minded
men. who is too big and too broad to
allow anything like a defeat to dis
turb his equanimity. Ho way most
cordial to mo and I certainly appre
Pictures of Roosevelt.
The' members of the Utah delega
tion In Whshlngton also did every
thing In their power to make my stay
pleasant, nnd they succeeded admir
ably. In fact, my visit to the na
tional capital waa ono of the most
pleasant events of my life, and I will
always be grateful to the peoplo of
Ihls state for permitting mo to make
the trip. j
There waa one thing at' the White
house that struck mo forcibly. In
view of the light mado upon Presi
dent Taft by former President
Roosevelt. It would naturally be sup
posed that President Taft would
treasure some resentment. Hut. If
so, there is nothing to indicate It.
ror example. I saw pictures of
Colonel Roosevelt hi nearly overv
nom that I entered in tho White
house and was not a little astonished
when T observed a largo picture of
tiio former president over the desk in
President Toft's private- ofllcc.
Upon hor return to Salt Lake. Mrs.
Witcher resumed her duties at Walker
Bros. Bankers, where she la In charge
of tne safe deposit department.
CHEAP IN TEXAS
W. M. Roylance of Provo. head of the
big commission hoiwe bearing hie nmo
was In the city yosterdas". having recent
ly returned from a trip to Now Orleans
and other parts of the soutlt.
piecusslng the movement now on in
this suite, having for ltrf object the pat
ronizing of home Industrie and the pur
chase by the pfcoplo of home-mado goods.
Mr. Roylanco colled attention to a dls- '
covory which he made In Tyler. Tex i
While talking to a merchant thorp. Mr
Roylance ked him what ho was paying
for beet nugar. Tho man roplled that
ho was paying $4.16 a hundrod delivered.
This sugar, Mr. Roylnnce eaya. Includes
the sugar made In Utah and Id?.ho. which
Is now Jelling In this city at 15.25 a
hundred. "In other words." said Te
Roylance. "t'.o Tyler. Te:.. man Is get
ting liis sugar at his homo town ll.io
per hundred pounds cheaper- Uw& Uio flaJl
Luke mrohrit n irur tv
Celebration to Commemorate
Forty-seventh Birthday of
Mt. Moriah Lodge-. No 2.
The forty-seventh' anniversary of
Mount Moriah lodge No. 3, Free and Ac
cepted Masons, was eolobrated In the
Masonic tomple lust night by more than
300 members of the lodge and their
families. There was an Informal recep
tion in the early evening and then a
prepared programme and a banquet.
Included In the numbers of tho pro
gramme, that wan started at 8:15 o'clock,
were an overture by the Schuster or
chestra, invocation by the chaplain, -address
of greeting by Worshipful Master
James n. Whyte, reminiscences by Past
Grand Master Louis Colin, pianoforte solo
by Stuart Abbott, reading by Miss Edith
Kkstrum. address by Past Master Petr
A. Slmpkln, tenor eolo by Carl Samuel
son and a violin solo by J. W. Slmpkln.
In his address on tho family side of
Masonry the Rev. Mr. Slmpkln explained
that while from time immemorial only
men had been Mason?, yet tho family Is
tho direct benefactor. Masonry, be point
ed out. is simply doing for mon that
which women need In loss moasure than
do men and care la given to all things
that affect good womunhood. The Idcul
for women for which Masonry stands, ho
said, Ik tho old-fashioned one.
The most touching part of the cele
bration camo Just after the banquet,
which wan served In tho basement of th
temple. It was when tho officers had
distributed flowers among tho ladies pres
ent and a brief memorial was road for
Christopher Dlebl. who was missed front
the anniversary for the Hrst time In more
than forty years. Mr. Diohl, at tho tlmo
of his death was the oldest grand secre
tary In Iho world.
Committees in Charge.
Those in chargo of tho celebration
Committee on Arrangements James
Bell Whyte. Charles J. Iligson. Alfred H.
Poabody. J. M. Marriott, Peter A. Slmp
kln. Gorald R. Vcarslov.
Kccepllon Committee Louisr Cohn.
P. G. M.f chairman; Willinm F.
Jamos, p. a. M. ; Parley L. Wdl
Uamf, P. a. M.; Arvi S. Chap-man-
,p- G- M-: William J. Lynch.
P. G. M.: Jamen H. Drown. P. G. M.;
Gllbcrr B. PfouU. P. G. M. ; Sol Slegol.
P. J. G. W. ; Robert X. Raskin. V. M. ;
Harry Uayncu. P. M. ; Daniel Dunn, P.
M. ; Thomas M, Surbaugh. P. M.; Charles
Ulpao,"' p; M-: Charlce P. Jennings,
P. M.: Henry Simon, P. M. : William M.
Rash. P. M.; Alfred 7L Peabody. P. M. ;
Joseph M. Marriott. P. M.; Charlce I.
Douglas. I-'. M.; Pcler A. Slmpkln. P. M.;
Dana T. Shilth. P. M.; Gerald R. Years
ley, P. M.
ADJOURNS TO CALL
The water committee, appointed somo
weeks ago ny the Commorclal club to
investigate the water supply of the city
antJ, to report particularly upon the cauHo
or tne recent shortage, mot at tho club
yebtorday. but did nothing aside from fe
licitating tho chairman. Lafevvllu jjnn.
chctt. upon his safe return from the
east. 7 he members of the committee,
aside from Mr. Hanchett. arc Judge E.
3-. Colborn, Franklin S. Richard h. O. A.
Honno d and Prof, Richard R. Lvman.
.No dlbcuujion whatever was had upon
the matter under the Jurisdiction of the
committer, and adjournment wa taken
subject to '.he call of the chairman.
Sues for Hauling Charges.
Action wan 'omim-nccxl ye.iterday tn
the district court by thu Sal: Lake
rrannrcr company against the Wrlght
Oaborn company and the lward of edu
cation to collect ioPO for services said
to have bejij rendered tho contracting
company. Thlc Is the. first litigation to
grow out of the trouble betwocn the
board and the Wrlght-Osborn company
oer the boating and ventilating con
ai tnc non hlGTh school building.
The board of education is made party
to the euit for tho purpos of attach
ing material now on hand at tho high
school, belonging to the dcpoied contract
ing company. The transfer company
avers that It hauled matcrlat from the
frelgnt yards to the building site for the
contractors and claims a lien thereon to
auin paymrnl) Coy flwrvtoas rendered.
SHORT WEIGH! ti
City Commission Wju ML
sider Ordinance !0r ojlj
inS of WcighmastcSB
FOLLOW SEATTLE pjE
Scaler. W. E. F;irr
if .VVeighicrs' , M
Enactment of an 0-i!r, 4uW
"T Una m ,.ffa "SB
the weighmastors in tl ' MT
-oal denier !irc 1, '-l
wc.?.,u. to the consS
c-red by the city cunii,
.Mayor Prk r.;M,rnTTSE
of such an orulnS ?M
Pared b.v th0 cIly ,ttW
request of W. E. ,.hrr H.'lBl
This stop to copctvlth iSStM
lug said to be practlce.1 I ZW
dealers at present h. il)p,r(f, W
eent agitation mnong the cii
honors over (ho ebar Llh ?W
was interfering will. u,c pro
such dealer,. , ,,s mJS?$M
city senior called aunitlon to i,l
weighing and rotnin" d t, ,,t4
tern of municipal hi 'nB
other suggestions lie S?& .fS
utile bondV pl. Vnder ?m $Wm
short weighing is la d if5tt
master ,,d 1. B heW ac52BtB
his bond nicl with U.oVkr sl
At Hit- city commlJdon n..u ,J
night Conimlabtoner Geon?, K"
lag I'omnilRHloncr of pnWIe Nif7t!
absou.-e of .Mayor Park, "SSiS,
r.w.lntlon instructing the ritrVlW
Pro.;-,, with the prVccmiJtejl
t.-nders of the pro5tl,t dty orafigj
May Rebuild Flume. (!E
A comtttot. conM.'tuig 0 -rBl
t.-ndei.i of waterworks:' thi fiiSR
speclor and the city cngferevfttK
pointed to Inspect anil rctmtrHl
condition of tho old vvcWnfiZsW
torms a part of the Jordan 4 RrtffiP
canal near Mill Creole. ThU acttViA
taken -on Iho report or thr t'Jife2?K
cnt ol waterworks, urg'.n? th5i2(BSL
conduit be coiiEtructcd to uka tbtiSfll
of tho Hume, which Is said to hri n3E
i-o dilapidated as to Ioeq much dWK
city's exchange Water before It mi2H
tlx- polnti; of exchange. vw
This committee ls to damlnj tiiJasW
and rc-port to the city comrimMu
time to permit of provision bd:t MsHl
In the annuul budget for Hi rtar flit
the reconstruction of tlis flume. -Va
On recommendation of the cfcltf qIhH'
lice, C. C. Rasinuaacn wat dtslrf iwf
cunse to operalo a rooming hoij HtB
South Wst Tentplo etroct. HjrcassSf
application has been lu-nrd bjr tin timm
mlssioneru and v.-as referred talhtsjVl
department for further InvestlmisL
Denials Ratified. ,mj.
The applications of the Ttf-.i6st bsjlfi
Mrs. Harry Dalti, East Eecotd MB
street, and of G. C. Ilotrmaa, U IH
Third South street, wore fonrjJlr ftBH
by U) n commissioners last nlsfct. uiMw
chief of police was Instructed to mflK
the houses do not continue to cfnHP
aftMr February 10.
I'ormul rcHolutlon coverinr til mm
plovmcnl of W. II. Folland u a dm
assistant In the city ntlomr' jfm
during tho pleasure of the assMB
was passed by the city coiumWow
Mr. Folland Is to recelvo tliO i
for his services and is to ti tzpijima
tho city's defense of the rooxlafwiBp
suits tiled last week. vAl
Several weeks hence., when ta JJBT
undertakOH Us loriK-dcfcn-cd twmjsj
tlon of tho law department, Jlf. 1
it Is understood, will bK?.r'?mJ
city attorney at a ml"
He will Uke tho pluce of -Var03uf:,P
who Is scheduled to beforn! a MJJV,
water attorney for the W-ill-(JK
Mr. Folland resumed nl oWiM J?
dav in tho law department treMJ
Hinted himself by snAng 'hSW
and reams of hsti $5?.?.
the rooming honao lltlRatlon.
The state board of S-f,
tcrday In the office ?' ffiflB'
peHntendenc, ami awarded ""'WL,
tho following tcactocr. j. pMV-
Myron Call Bartow, ,n,lSfl'fy?
Laloy. IBuroka; Cliorlotte eifJK7,
Bast Third South 0-1
Grammar grade life dlp' jJBP
belli .Ai. Crstnt Johnson, Jmk
Jessie Marie liarroun. If.
South street. Salt .W frlMf.
Mldvale; Horace E. tfMM
J. Hutchings. Bef'tVt( jS'K
ele. Florence AWwtl
Fifth dvenno. ,1!. '-"iur m
issr&e ssssfc $m
gcthcr In a mass n(.,! dOW
held today at the Cornmw oh
In this cltv The lZoztMmi
at 2 o clocfi In thf . J-Yi
,c!Slnppurpeo" or litysSm
drainage trfct ffilnr gUssK
for tho rrpose of f fh bgJ-
jng thouaands of ere
matter was 1 laJi. JBH
tho le.'igti" by n. A. . TeflmWZ
glnocr for the P0tVhQUiarJ! pR1
0f lands n 'ShMd
Cache. Rox Elder. wa ioi ffiWC,
ties that can dram ttW
but it is th e lcl rc i b ttmm'
lature take action J iiinnPk(
worn-" s c'ub3 Za rSmMLJ
be matter up and ;' 'ffl- I've wjWmmt
iwer to gain npff & CjK",
Vcstcrday Dnnu&g IK
unlvoralty wo meoj aetu ?f aj,
clubs, callwl o. """"ijaOjBr
In the unlvorsl ty for t WrtKt,
lo support the ' "cStuff-rt tV
bill in the .Qte kFi I Mti ZKi
ulrii attending "Irt
mltory 1' built rf.'M; Jf
homo for a to rj,o . mk'
la. a minimum esv Am'