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tXXVII, NO. -128. SALT LAKE CITY, TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 19, 1913. 14 PAGES FIVE CENTS I
jUERTA'S ULTIMATUM DEFIES U. S. I
JBharges Over the
Sure of Head of
Bpal Social Serv
St Value"; Are
Kjdn "Report of
XW Person or
Says City De
&' Employ Clean
Bright Men, but
Klot Lend Itself
ft&iTationb of the guilt of
nBrrbre based not. upon bis
Hge, but oh what be desig
Hptgu . ana accurate re
gjBtfui known and' mysterious
aK19-' who would not or
"Btlio men arraigned, bis
BFr his signature and on
jMPK is the opinion which
jKjftf the city commission
JlBjoY. Ward Winter Jiccsc.
iHtlio social service commis
'K Episcopal church. The
'Ifcessed iu a resolution un
'HMe,J by the commissioner:!
Uast night and in which
K;0. Husbands and A, C.
JKl'-QmpIetcly exonerated of
dlHftadc against them aud
aHt wee!; investigated by
sitting as a board of in
'JBcpinnuKsioners were pres
lKetin' IJ- p- M'ris being
iBur siguod the report ol
nd.all voted .for its adop
jJRmniission. jKt Accepted.
,iM&t, in speaking directly
S which had been intro
DjP, through the Ttov. Mr.
fcnvcsligsitiou, the rcsolu-
HBfe6l,c of this commission
fPnd upright men In it
iJW.t will not lend itself to
MjKement of malice nor the
Bf Blander, it will not
Butatlon of people in the
llflK8 cIty by accepting ru
"'P"; It ivlll riot be 2.
jftBi; heading of men. whose
farc. clearly of the past
jjjR.cordn for years have
;ijRj?88Ul,ed this commission
K!?een convinced by bis
jMPf that these policemen
aMidefendors or the morale
4V&tlto city,' und yet he
JjHgused to give thc names
5Mpra subpoenaed to tcs-
JBbJ"' or the letter which
B?Ue wrtc the commiH
jjK. UD alleged misdeeds or
PWndH which are Hald to
-jHlKht ytaro ago and while
the Oregon Bbort Line.
JKj.no left the service gavp
flRclthW that he had "re
aJteEtlne his good work
jKPads employ, the resolu-
IuHE?"0" aa id to have been
K?it7B -woric and im
IHbfiaiB llar,dli' an ettilbl-
HJ, MDaadent upon him.
EHoS010"11110''1' of the
riKtoUKutL bBn submitted
lMKtttJon. One member of
4BL Kto hsten to any evi-
jjjg!jdof hearing a
Moa Pago Two.)
Republicans Assail the Demo
cratic Bill and Predict Ruin
to Cane and Beet Grow
ers of the Country.
Only Six Democrats Remain
in the Chamber During Dis
cussion; Protest Made by
Smith of Michigan.
WASHINGTON, Aug. IS . Froe sugar
was the text of the tariff debate in the
senate today, Republican members as
sailing the Democratic proposal to put
sugar ou the free list in 1016, predict
ing the ruin of the Louisiana cane
sugar industry and tbe "gobbling up"
by the trust of tbe domestic beet sugar
industry of the couutrj'.
.Senators Bristow, Smith of Michigan,
Sterling, Smoot, Lodge and Cummins
led in the attack on the sugar schedule,
which bids fair to hold attention, of
the senate for several days. No time
has been fixed for a vote for the rates
or amendments proposed today by Sen
ator Bristow, which would provide for a
gTadual reduction of the tariff on re
fined sugar until the figuro would reach
$l.ld a hundred in 1919.
Democratic leadors asserted tonight
that the Bristow amendments would bo
voted down aud that there would be no
Democratic votes to be cast against the
majority' except those of the Louisiana
senators, Thornton and Bansdell, who
pave notice of their purpose to the Dem
Purpose of Trust.
In today's discussion Snator Bristow
assorted that the American Sugar Ee
finiug company, which several years
ago started out to acquire the beet
sugar factories, abandoned the plan
''because they fouud it "would be
cheaper aud easier to destroy this in
dustry through free sugar than to con
trol it by purchase of stock."
Seuator Walsh declared that testi
mony of beet sugar men before the lobby
committee was to the effect that the
reason the American Sugar Kenning
company reduced its holdings in tho
beet biigar plants of the west was bo
"cnuse of fear of the Sherman trust law.
Senator William Alden Smith, vigor
ously supporting the Bristow amend
"I venture the assertion that neither
the American Sugar Ttetining company
nor any of its owners has purchased
any beet sugar stock since the Demo
cratic party came into power, and will
not buy any until you have passed
your bill and your three years of
strangulation have persecuted the boot
sugar men and tremendously reduced
tho price of their stock."
"If the country is going to be
ruined," askod Senator Williams, "vny
should the stock be bought then?"
"Because the Democrats' loaso of
power," replied Senator Smith, "is
but temporary, and there will later bo
"If this party's loaso of power is
temporary," Seuator Williams re
turned, "why picturo all this despair,
why not pass the-bill, turn tho Demo
crats out, re-establish your line6 and go
The He publican senators unanimously
contended that the proposed rates would
not cheapen sugar to the consumer.
Senator Cummins said the removal of
tho sugar duty in J 010 would tond to
abrogate the present reciprocity treaty
with Cuba, becuUHo it would abolish tho
Cuban sugar preferential, tho chief pro
vision of the treaty. Ho raised the ques
tion, however, whether tho proposed law
or the treaty eventually would prevail.
Senator Lodge, who said ho drafted a
portion of tho Cuban reciprocity treaty,
declared that tho pending bill made an
immediate reduction in tho ougar rate
of approximately 20 cents a hundred
poundn, and that this reduction would
not be In conflict with the treaty.
May Abrogate Treaty.
Senator Williams also Insisted that
there was no conflict botwecn the treaty
and the bill. Tho treaty, hn eald, ap
plied to all ImportH, guaranteeing Cuba a
preferential, but not preventing a chango
of tariff rates by law,
"Undoubtedly' he added, "the bill will
givo Cuba the right to serve notice of
(Continued on Page Pour.)
State of California Goes
Down in Gambier Bay,
About 90 Miles South
of Juneau, Alaska; "S.
O. S." Heard by the
Which Rushes to the
LOST BY PURSER
Vessel Disappears With
in Three Minutes Aft
er Striking the Un
charted Ledge With
Many Persons Impris
oned in Their State
rooms. JUNEAU, Alaska, Aug. 28. Twenty
live or more passengers and seven mem
bers of the crew of the Pacific Coast
Steamship company's iron steamer,
State of California, porished at 8:30
o'clock Sunday morning in Gambier
bay, ninety miles off Juneau, when the
vessel struck an "uncharted Tock and
sank in three minutes with, many paa
sangers imprisoned in their staterooms.
The steamer left Seattle last Wednes
day night for Skagwa3' and way points.
Travel to the north is unusually heavy
on account of the stampede to tho
Shushanna gold, field. The purser lost
all of his records, and it is not possiblo
! to give a complete list of the missing.
Following is a list of the dead whose
bodies hare been recovered:
MRS. A. BIKNBAUM.
MRS. STELLA BEARD AN.
MRS. OLARA VANDERLASS.
MISS TiTLLA WARD, daughter of
Edward C. Ward, assistant manager of
the Pacific Coast Steamship company.
MRS. NELLIE R. WARD, mother of
Pour unidentified women.
Partial List of Missing.
Following is a partial list of the miss
ing, who are believed to have perished:
Miss Anne L. Oassldy.
Miss May Dixon.
W. A. Dyer.
Minette E. Harlan.
Leslie Hobro, manager of the Pacific
Coast Steamship company's office in San
Miss Alice Johnson.
Lillian B. Norman,
Mrs. O. E. SplthiU and child. -Ben
Injured Woman Dies.
Miss LJUa Ward died after being taken
off a life raft. The uninjured survivors,
crow and passongers are being talcon to
Seattle on the steamer JefTerson and will
arrive there Thursday. A great hole was
torn in the bottom of the Stato of Cali
fornia. The vessel and cargo, mall and
express, are a total loan. Tho ship was
valued at $400,000. A number or horses
for use one Shuebanna trail were on the
The steamship Joffcrson of the Alaska
StoamHhlp company, southbound, heard,
the wirolcaa call of the .sluicing steam
ship and turned back to rescue the aur
vlvora. who had taken to small boats and
lifo rafts. Ton of th pussengoni had
Buffered so scvorely from exposure that
it was necessary to take them to a hos
pital In Juneau for treatment,
Tho State of California, an iron steam
ship of 227G gross tons, was built at
Philadelphia In 1879 and carried a crow
of fifty-two men. For many yeara
sho had carried passengers between Port
land and San Francisco.
Tho wrecked veoucl was commanded bv
Captain Thomas H. Cann. Jr.. who had
command of the steamship Valencia on
her last, trip from Scnttlo to San Fran
cisco, and who was transferred to an
other command when the Valencia
reached that port, thus barely missing
being on that steamer when shn wont
(Continued on Pago Four.) j
Thaw Still Free;
Sister His Aide
Thaw's Sister, Alice.
COMHAL CLUB TO
New Plan Proposed; Will G.
Farrell Will Gather Ideas
on Eastern Trip.
Within tho next two months a plau
will be evolved to iucludo all of the
principal commercial organizations in
tho city iu the Commercial club. These
organizations will not be asked to
merge their identity with the Commer
cial club, but Avill continue as at pres
ent. However, thej' will be asked to
affiliate with tho Commercial club in
tho interest of a greater Salt Lake
and a greater Utah. Arrangements
will bo made to have the head of each
affiliated organization a membor ox
ofiicio of tho board of governors of
the Commercial club.
At a meeting of the board of gov
ernors yesterday this plan of affilia
tion was brought up by the committee
ou reorganization appoiuted some time
ago. It was first planned to have
the president appoint a committee of
five to seek the affiliation of the com
mercial bodies of the city, such as
the Passenger association, the Hotel
Meu;s association, the Manufacturers
association and like organizations.
Later this plan was reconsidered and
the committeo decided to await tho
return of Secretary Will G. Farrell
from hiB eastern trip. Mr. Farrell
will mako it his special business to
consult with other Commercial club,
officers on his eastern tour regarding
their methods of securing tho co-operation-
of trade, industrial and civic
orgauizatious in their respective com
munities. Mr. Farrell will lcavo Salt Lake
about Septomber 10, goiug direct to
Atlantic City, where he will attend
tho national, convention of tho Life
Underwriters. This meeting will bo
hold on September 16, .17 and IS.
Secretary farrell will then hurry
to Omaha, where a meeting of the Cen
tral Associatiou of Commercial Secre
taries will be hold ou. September 22.
Tbe secretaries of all the commercial
clubs and similar organizations from
the .Rockies to the Alleghauiea will be
in attendauee. II ore Mr. Farrell hopes
to socuro some valuable ideas for use
in the reorganization scheme of the
local club, ,
From Omaha the secretaries will go
in a body to St. Paul, where they -will
attend a mooting of tho American As
sociation of Commercial Executives.
Mr. Farrell will also go to this cou
vontion. It will be held immediately
after tho Omaha meeting. Whon Mr.
Farroll rotu rns to Salt Lake ho hopo3
to have collected some valuable in
formation for uso in furthering the
wolfaro of the local organization,
Salt Lakers in Now York.
Special to The Tribune
NEW TORIC Aug. 18. Sovillo, JJIbs
M. McMillan, Mrs, H. A, McMillan.
Evelyn Claims She Received
a Curt Telegram From
By International News Service.
N'EW VORK, Aug. IS. Harry K.
Thaw is still at large.
Two days' hunt for the sla'
er of Stanford White, who es
caped from the Matteawan hospital
for the criminal insane, has failod to
give any definite clew as to his where
abouts. Tho police of all the New England
states have been on tho lookout for
him all day and he has been reported
all the way from Connecticut to Mai no.
The "reports," however could not ab
solutely fix the identity of the famous
Mrs. Mary Copeley Thaw, the aged
mother, who spent more than a million
dollars in attempts to free tho million
aire spendthrift by legal means, was
tho first to rocoive direct news from
Thaw siuco ho fled from the asylum,
This stated' that he planned "to take a
rest" and then go to Elmhurst, the
Thaw summer home at Cresson, Pa.
Law Set in Motion.
While tho exciting' man hunt went on
in New .York and New England today,
the machinery of the law was set In op
eration to secure tho return of tho fugi
tive to Matteawan. At tho same, lime
Thaw's mother was making plans to
combat the state's efforts.
Np matter where Thaw turns up, a
great legal battle Is assured before he 'Is
absolutely .secure of his liberty or before
he Is sent back to the road bouse. This
conflict will bo different from the others
that havo been waged since Thaw was
sent to Matteawan In February. 1908,
however. In . one respect.
In those Thaw was "in" and the strug
gle of the commonwealth, was to keep
him there. In this Thaw Is "out", and
his relatives will spend their last cent
to keep him away from the bars of Mat
teawan. Whichever way the battle turns,
many more thousands of the Thaw dol
lars will go Into the pockets of the lawyers.
Steps So Far Taken.
The stntc of New York today, through
District Attorney Edward A. Conger,
look three Important steps at Pough
lccepsle with tho purpose of restoring
Thaw to the madhouse and of punishing
the persons who helped In his escape.
1 Swore to n warrant charging Thaw
with a felony in bribing Howard
Barmim, who was on guard at the gate
when the prisoner escaped.
2 Flad Barnum arraigned at Pough
kccpslc on a warrant cbarslng bribery
and nogloct of duty.
3 Had warrants issued for five men
accused of participating in tho delivery.
They wero named as follows:
Richard .T. Butler, Roger Thompson,
Michael O'ICeefe, Eugeno Duffy and
Thomas Flood. All arc charged with con
spiracy. The first direct top looking to Thaw's
return to the asylum was Mr. Conger's
! action in taking out a warrant charg-
ing the fugitive with conspiracy under
article 5S0 of the penal law. Conger as
serts that any offlcor in any state may
arrest Thaw under this warrant and hold
him for extradition.
Conger believes this action will meet
tho exigency of the caHo revealed by Dis
trict Attornuy Whitman's declaration
: that when Thaw escaped there was no
(Continued on Page Three.)
Foreign Minister Gamboa of Mexico,
However, Declares No Such Demand H
Was Made; Washington Is Puzzled, H
But Comment Is Withheld by Sec- H
retary Bryan. jM
ADMITTED CRISIS IS AT HAND
MEXICO CITY, Aug. 19. Face to face in conference during H
the night, ex-Governor John Lind and President Huerta are be- M
Heved to have reached an understanding which may yet prevent the Wk
severance of relations between the United States and Mexico, and jflH
serve to continue negotiations in which Washington may play the fl
role of mediator.
' (By International News Service) ISL
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18. Nelson O'Shaughnessy, acting jMI
American embassador at Mexico City, it is rumored here, was given H
his passports sharply at .midnight tonight-by the Mexican govern- H
ment. They are to take effect Tuesday. H
(By International News Service.)
EL PASO, Texas, Aug. 18. Mexicans claiming to have direct Ifl
advices from Mexico City asserted tonight that General Huerta had H
decided to expel John Lind and William Bayard Hale from Mexico H
within twenty-four hours. This action will be taken under article IH
33 of the Mexican constitution, which applies to "pernicious for- ill
MEXICO CITY, Aug. 18. The United States government has been given 91
until midnight tonight by President Huerta to recognize Mexico, if is officialy H
. The government is- not specific in -the public announcement as to what WM
course, thou will bo pursued, but it is understood that it means the severing of all jH
relations between the two countries.
Senor Urrotia, minister of the iuterior, who, on previous occasions, has jjH
spoken for the administration, was the person chosen to make tho announcement. IH
The minister refused to give out tho text of tbe correspondence between
Mr. Lind and tho Mexican government, but confirmed the fact that an oxchangc il
of notes had taken place. Two notes from Moxlco have boen forwarded to
Washington. The first was a reply to that dolivcred by Mr. Lind. This note
included the demand for recognition of Mexico. The second note was sent
direct to Washington and demanded that a reply to tho previous note bo made
MEXICO REALIZES GRAVITY OF CRISIS. fl
This is regarded here as an ultimatum. Ono official, discussing this latter
note, said that Mexico had reached the point "where sho either must bow her jH
head in humiliation before the United States or adopt an attitude of defiance.
The first contingency, he added, was regarded as impossible. rl
The official -said that Mexico fully realized tho gravity of her action fH
and the possibilities that might ensue in case the United States refnsed to H
recoguize the republic. Il
Conservative Mexicans, however, are unwilLing to believe that even the jl
severance of diplomatic relations aud Mexico's defiant attitude will-provoke
the Unitod States beyond foreboaranco.
DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS MAY CONTINUE. JH
Somo of these people doubted that the government would jrivo Nelson IH
O'ShaughnesBy, tho American charge d'affaires, his passport in the event tho il
United States did not comply with President Huerta 'a demand. They pointed
out that such action" did not follow whon Huerta refused to concedo full offi- jjl
cial standing to Embassador Wilson several months ago.
Huerta then drew the lino between embassadors having full power and an ll
embassador having the power to transact, only certain routine business. In fl
view of this precedent it is possiblo tbat the administration may content it- ll
self with still further limiting its transactions with the United States embassy, il
treating the American representative more as an agent than as a diplomat. Il
LIND MAY GET HIS WALKING PAPERS.
Mexicans closo to Huerta declaro it would not surprise them if Huerta were lH
to go to the point of handing their passports to tho embassy employees and lH
signifying to John Lind and Dr. William Bayard Halo, an American provorn- fH
ment representative to Mexico, that their presence in Mexico is not desirable. 1
t Comparative fow Mexican officials bolievo the United States would grant the
Thorc is doubt that the news will bo printed locally tomorrow morning. In
Huerta 's official family there are those who, realizing the seriousness of the
affair, aro endeavoring to place it iu a more favorable light.
GAMBOA DENIES RECOGNITION EDICT. H
Lind and the American embassy officials expressed surprise that any gov-
eminent official had talked of the matter and were iuclinod to discredit Senor 'jjl
Urrotia 's Btatomont regarding the time limit given to tho Uuitcd States tp rop- 1
resout Mexico. 1
Lato tonight Foreigu Miuister Gamboa said: jl
"Minister of tho Interior Urrotia deiiies that he mado tho statement at lil
(Continued, on Pago Two.) hfH