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THE LOGAN REPUBLICAN I
VOL. J. LOGAN, CACHE COUNTY, UTAH, FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1903. NO. 27. 'H
Two Passenger Trains on the
Southern Pacific. Disastrous
Wreck Near Tucson.
Southern Pacific trains 7 and 8
running at a speed of 45 and CO miles
an hour respectively, collided at a
point about fourteen miles west of
Tucson, Arlzonla with disastrous re
sults. The crash and the scenes Immed
iately following werobejond dcscrlp
( tlon. So great was the Impact of the
jf flying trains that the engines reaicd
! up like two animals engaged In com
bat and crushed the boilers llkcshclls.
The cars In the rear Immediately
rushed upon the mass of heated Iron
and piled up in an indiscriminate and
frightfully tangled mass.
Eight cars of No. 8 and three cars
of No. 7 were completely dcstro)ed.
The worse part of the wreck and
where most of the bodies were found
was the smoker which had been
telescoped by the forward cars.
Fire broke out at once. The en
gines were oil burners and the oil
from the tanks took fire and the
flames were quickly communicated to
the cars, and the whole mass was
soon In flames.
Those who were able to escape from
the cars In the rear of the trains,
quickly came to the rescue But all
their efforts went for little, as the pile
of debris was heated to such a degree
that the workers could not ap
proach near enough to do any good.
RENDERED NOBLE AID.
Smoke from the burning oil and
cars, as well as escaping steam blinded
all those who got near the flames.
Even In the face of all these obstacles
the passengers and trainmen who
were able to be of any service what
ever, rendered noble aid to the wound-
' "Ck, e5, Mat,y ot t,icsc wcrc (iulck,y re-
T" moved and taken to places of safety
at the sldo of the tracks.
OIL RAN IN STREAMS.
It is declared by passengers who
wcrc brought to Tucson on the relief
train that oil from the tanks ran
In streams down each side of the
track. When this inflamable lluid
took fire It rendered tho work and
efforts at rescue very dlfllcult and
dangerous. It Is declared that the
mass of wreckage was heated to a
white heat by the intensity of the
WOUNDED TAKEN TO TUCSON.
As soon as tho news of the wreck
reached Tucson a relief train was
made ready and sent to the scene of
disaster. This train has just returned
bringing seventeen of the Injured. A
number of the Injured were sent to
FIRST NEWS OF DISASTER.
The llrst news of tho wreck reached
here when a tourist car which had
broken away from the eastbound
train ran down grade to Tucson,
where it stopped.
Latest reports show that there were
Iat least 25 people killed and thirty or
forty injured. Several of the injured
, will die.
1 y IDENTIFICATION.
It Is absolutely Impossible to secure
tho names of all the dead passengers.
There aic in many cases no means of
Jndentlllcation and the officials say
they have no Information that will
1 help out In the matter.
I Superintendent Stoufe of Tucson
I division exonerates Engineers Bruce
I and Wllke, as well as Conductois
I Scrlvan and Talker, who, he says, did
H their duty. He places the entire res
IJ ponslblllty upon Opciator Clough.
II Engineer Biuco leaves a wife and
M llvo cliikhen and WllUio leaves a wife
H and twochlldien. Biuec was a vct-
M eran engineer, having boon chosen to
H haul President MoKinlcj's train
H across Aiiona on I he lulu Picsldent's
H recent tilp to the Pacific coa-t.
I F1NANCI A L LOSS 11 KAV Y.
Supeilntendent Stoufe and the
H r.illro.ul suigeons have done eveij-
fl thing possible to icllove the sufferings
H of tho Injuied. The loss to the rail-
j road in rolling stock destiojed Is not
H -m less than $100,000. A track has been
H ' laid around the wieokago and traffic
E proceeds. Tho engines of the wreck-
H cd trains weic oil burneis. Operator
H Clough has admitted -Ills failure to
'H deliver orders.
Lcwiston, Utah, Jan. 20, 1003.
Now since the last news to jour paper
was w rote,
Not much has occurred that Is worthy
Rut as something from here jou
expect every week
Of local cents I w 111 now try to speak.
A barber shop which we very much
Is being erected with all kinds of
We all hope that tho cntuic may
prove a success,
Will try to support It, we could not
Now last Thmsday evening at seven
Miss Row den was man led to voung
Our bishop's the one who replenished
Uy joining this couple for better or
Their friends and relations were there
by the score,
And from actual count a hundicd or
Sat down and paitook of the bount
Which was lit for a king not boasting
Now Mr. John Jameson suprlscd all
By getting married, he now made
By giving them all a fice dance
With plenty to take, to set matters
The very next night at Fairvicvv hall
Mr. Caffcrty gave a chaiacter ball.
While at Lcwiston an average ciowd
Witnessed the dianu, "Above the
This drama presented last Satuiday
Was said by those piesent to be out of
The troupe is from Pieston, please
Your efforts to please were not made
The farmer's association of Lcwiston
held their annual meeting Tuesday,
27th at 11 o'clock. The meeting was
called to order by W. L. Allen. Tho
minutes of the picvlous meeting vyero
read and accepted. Next In order
came the treasurers financial lepoit.
The next business that came before
tho meeting was the election of offi
cers to serve throughout tho jear.
On a motion mado by Mr. William
Van Orden and seconded by A. L.
Ilyer the present officeis weic
unanimously sustained to act another
year. Tho secretary was ordered to
confer with the Agilcultuial College
for a series of lectmes to be delivered
before the farmers In LeivUton. Mr.
W. Van Orden, Jos. Bergenscn, F. M.
Stephenson, W. L. Allen and Melvln
Kent were appointed delegates to the
association meeting to be held In Log
an Wednesday, Jan. 28th. The meet
ing then adjourned until Tuesday,
Feb. 3rd,whcn they w 111 again meet to
receive the delegate's repoit of the
Central Association meeting at Logan.
Danlelsen Plow Company,
The Danlelsen Plow company is
rapidly coming to the front as one of
Logan's most important industries.
Tho firm Is constantly increasing Its
facilities for Increasing Its out-put,
and we are pleased to state that the
demand for Its product Is growing
very rapidly. Last week a lot of new
machinery was received Including a
heavy iron rolling machine to be used
in shaping the plates for tho alfalfa
rollers, which will bo mado of Iron
hereafter instead of wood. The firm
expects a largo business in the plow
and Implement line this season and
Is making preparations to handle it.
Mr. O. E. Lloyd Just returned from an
extended business trip through
Montana and Idaho for his firm.
SOUTHERN PACIFIC CHANGE.
If present plans are carried out on
and after Sunday the Southern Pacific
trains will leave the main line at Cor
lnno and traverse tho new stretch of
track from that point to Rrlgham
City, thenco over the Oregon Shoit
Lino tracks into Ogden. After this
chango has been made gangs will start
to work tearing up tho rails between
Corlnnoand Ogden and releasing them
on tho Lucln cut-off. With this
change, a full description of which
has already appeared In tho "News,"
the stretch of track between Ogden
and Urlgham City will be one of tho
busiest in the West. From forty to
slxty-fivo trains will be sent over it
every day. News.
THE ARID WEST.
Congress Inclined to do Some
thing to Reclaim it. What
it means to the Country.
Congiess seems pretty thoroughly
convcited to tho Idea of doing some
thing towaids reclaiming tho lands of
of the ai Id West and It is very piob
able that additional appioprlatlou w 111
be made for this purpose.
It Is Interesting to note in this con
nection how much It will mean to the
country at largo to have the arid lands
of the West leclalmcd. According to
the census of 1900 the total Improved
farm a lea of the United States was
411,800,000 acics. It Is conservatively
estimated that the reclalmablc area Is
not less than 50,000,000 acres. Its re
clamation, thcrcfoic, will add nearly
one-eight to the actual crop-producing
men of the countiy, and will ex
ceed by a liberal margin tho tillable
land of all the States, excepting New
Yoik, on the Atlantic coast from
Maine to Florida. Allowing forty
acres, the average sl?e of Irrigated
farms, this area will make 1,250,000
farms, or a little less than one-fourth
the number In the United States In
1000. The occupants of these farms
I w 111 add dhcctly to the population 0,
250,000, and Indirectly In the aecom
I panjing mercantile, professional, man
ufacturing and industrial classes at
least 3,125,000 more, a total increase in
tho population of the Uulted States
of 0,375,000, or nearly 124 per cent.
The total value of all the farms In
1000, Including all hnpiovements ex
cept buildings, was $13,115,000,000. At
$42.50 per acre, the avciagc valueof
lulgatcd land, the 50,000,000 acres to
be reclaimed will add to the value of
farmland $125,000,000. If buildings
ate Included, the value will bo increas
ed $775,000,000, wliile the augmented
wealth through railroads, cities, mills
and factories is beyond estimation.
The annual value of all tho farm pro
ducts in 1000 was $4,379,000,000. The
average v alue per acre of products of
irrigated lands was 314.81. At this
rate the area to be reclaimed will add
products worth $740,500,000, addition
of neatly one-sixth of the life-sustaining
powers of tho country.
Tho. number of Irrigating ditches
and canals In operation In tho "United
State-, exceeds 20,000, and their com
bined length is not less than 50,000
miles. If joined end to end they
would reach tvvieo around the world.
Formed Into one they would constit
ute a navigable canal, such as the
Erie, thirty feet wido and five feet
deep, extending from San Francisco to
New Yoik, a distance of over 30,000
Tho figures of the last census show
that the works required to irrigate 7,
203,273 acres cost $04,280,001, an aver
age of $8.85 per acre. At this rate the
cxpendltuto tcqulred to reclaim the
area proposed would be at least $450,
000,000. After the Government has
performed Its part there will be no de
lay by the farmers In carrying on the
work. While the Initial expense Is
enotmous, it is not comparable with
the value of the ctops which will be
grow n on the lands reclaimed. The
total cost of all the Irrigation w orks in
use In tho countiy is only three-fourths
the value of tho crops ptoduced each
j ear on litigated lands.
Joel Horton, Glendalc Idaho 3
Elvira Smith, Rlverdale " 20
Andrew C. Jensen, Illackfoot Ida. 24
Christina Williams, Hatch " 18
Frahk L. Fosbcrg, Logan 22
MatgaretGllgen " 21
Ocar Olsen, Brlgham, Utah 25
Ingeborg E'rank " " 10
Arthur Wheeler, Lcwiston 23
Annie Stephenson " 20
Tho petition of our cltl.cns asking
for a change in ait Ival and departure
of trains from Logan was forwarded
to General Superintendent Calvin of
tho Short Line. Mr. Calvin is consid
ering tho petition favorably and we
will likely get the change asked for,
probably within the next few days.
Tho regular monthly Priesthood
mcetlngof tho Hyrum Stake of Zlon
will convene at tho usual place on
Satuiday, Feb. 7, 1003, at 1 p. m.
W. C. Paukinbon,
Gko. O. Pitkin,
I. O. Tiioiiksen,
Tho trouble at the University does
not seem to bo Improved much. Tho
faculty refused the petition of the
students to reinstate the ten suspend
ed students and tho sophomore class
left the school Tuesday In a body, fol
lowed by a largo number of freshmen,
seniors and Juniors, nearly a hun
dred students altogether being Involv
ed In the escapade. They assort
that they will not return to classes un
til the beglnlng of the next term.
Editor Pratt lias had eleven students
placed under arrest and will have
them placed under bonds to keep the
peace. He evidently does not llko tho
threats against him petsonally and
swore out the complaint for his own
Tho Utah Legislature has sent a
mcmotlal to Congress asking for tho
admission of Arizona and New Mex
icalnto tho Union as States.
John F. Squires has purchased from
Crawfotd & Howell the building
now occupied by his barbeishop. The
consldciatlon was $5,000.
The Snow Storm
Tho snow storm on Tuesday and
Wednesday seems to be pretty general
all over northern Utah. In addition
to the heavy rain Sunday and Monday,
about one foot of snow fell in the val
ley. For nearly a week snow has been
falling almost constantly In tho moun
tains and canyon men report several
feet of new snow back in the moun
tains. Thero Is a constant danger
from snow slides while the wet weath
er lasts and those who have occasion
to work In the mountains should be
constantly on their guard.
New Knitting Factory.
The machinery for the new knitting
factory has been ordered and should
leach here by March 1st. As soon as
It arrives active work will be com
menced. It has not been definitely
determined yet just where the factory
will bo located but the old Goodwin
building on 1st North street Is under
THE ROTII CASE.
The jury In the Roth case awarded
the plaintiff $1,500 damages. Mr.
Roth was Injured by being struck on
the head by a falling brick, while
working at the Sugar Factory. Neb
caker and Rich, vvcicattornejs for the
plaintiff and Lindsay Rotlgcrs repic
scntcd the defendant.
The suit was brought for $10,000.
An appeal will be taken.
The City Light Plant.
Most of our citizens will accept as
satisfactory tho statement of the
council committee having In chaige
the electric light proposition.
While wearo all anxious to have the
plant Installed as soon as possible wc
recognize that there is a question as
to whether wo have a legal right to Is
sue the bonds up to the amount pro
posed. The committee Is not respons
ible for the delay In getting a decision
fiom theSupieme Couit. But every
thing Indicates that a decision will be
handed down In the next two weeks
and we can atford to wait, especially
as there Is nothing particular that can
be done to advantage at this season to
waids electing the plant.
Reading aboutr the "Logan Choh"
In jour last issue insplies me to take
my pen In hand to voice jour senti
ments. The Logan choir desenes
much praise for their beautiful sing
ing. You can alwajs tell what abili
ties the leader has by the music icn
dered by tho choir.
Prof. Alexander Lewis Is Indeed a
qualified leader, and tiny I ask, what
compensation he has lecelved fiom
tho Logan people (and for that matter)
the peoplo of Cicho. All the locals
speak well of Mr. Lewis, yes; and the
chinch member who attended con
ferance say tho singing was giand.
Thatsahlght but It seems very small
compensation for his service for so
.Mr. Lewis, I have no doubt has his
whole heart and soul In tho work, but
that should not deter the people fiom
doing their duty by him.
Some half fledged musicians would
propably llko to get Into his position,
but Mr. Editor they aie away out of
sight. It takes quite . few jears
In choial work to becomo a gcod choir
leader and teacher. When the tlmo
comes for Mr. Lewis to lay down tho
baton his successor must be a good
practical musician to Keep up tlo
standard of the tabernaelo choir as at
THREE MEN KILLED.
Terrible Disaster at Park City
Caused by Snow Slide, De
stroying Shaft House.
A snow slide at Park City Wednes
day morning destrojed the shaft house
of the Qulncy Mine and burled up
nine men, three of whom were killed
Instantly and the othcis. weic Injuied
moie or less. The report saj s;
CAUSE OF D1SASTKR.
The cause for the snow slide Is due
to the fact that the heavy storms that
havo raged during the past few dajs
have so packed tho snow In the moun
tains that it had to come. The snow
has melted considerably of late around
tho lower parts of tho mountains, and
the slush thatwasfoimcdln this man
ner was not strong enough to hold
back tho tremendous weight of the
RESCUERS AT WORK.
As soon as the accident happened
the alarm spread rapidly, and in less
than half an hour after the occurrence
there were more rescuers at work at
the Qulncy than wcro needed. All
wcrk In the locality was suspended
and tho work of rescuing tho unfort
unates was pushed cncrgctlcallj-. It
is not thought that there arc any
moro persons covered by the slide. It
is feared, however, that more slides
will take place soon, and excitement in
the city is great.
The nine men who had been caught
In thb slldo were quickly uncovered.
A ninth man, who had been partially
burled with a team of four horses,
managed to uncover himself. Con
Shay, the foreman, also managed to
dig himself out. Those who were In
jured wcrc merely cut and bruised. So
far as known, there wcro no bones
broken by the accident. Dr. Donohor
Is tho only physician on tho scene
though other doctors will bo got to
the place as rapidly as possible.
Tho accident has practically paral
Izcd work at the Daly West mill.
The mill men for the Daly West have
only ono way by which to reach their
work and that is through the tunnel
that runs from the city. It Is four
miles long, and Is said to be blockaded
at the farther end.
Articles of Incorporation of the
Logan Newspaper Company were filed
today. The capital stock Is placed at
$10,000. The officers aic Joseph Odell
president, J. C. Waltcis sccrctaiy,
Robert Muidock ticasurcr. These
with J. A. Hendrlckscn constitute
tho board of directors. The purpose
of the organization Is to own and
operate The Republican.
San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 28. Tatsuo
Yamazakl, a Japanese Buddhist priest
has airlvcd here on an unusual mis
sion. He comes to study Mormonlsm,
not for tho purpose of embracing the
religion, but for the purposo of furnish
ing himself with information which
will enable him the better to oppose
Its growth In Japan, where It has
already taken a good hold.
Notice to Stockholders.
The regular annual meeting of the
stockholders of the United Order
Manufacturing and Building Co. of
Logan will be nelil at 7:30 p. m. Mon
day Febiuaiy 2nd, 1003, for tho pur
pose of hcai lug the hcciclaiy's icport
and the election of oilleeis for the
ensuing j ear and of tiansactlng such
business as shall propeily come before
Carlyle's Qood Advice.
It Is to you, yo workers, who do
already work and aro as grown men,
Loble and honorublo In a sort, that tho
wole world calls for now work and
toblor.cos. Subdue mutiny, discord,
widespread despair, by raantulness,
justice, mercy and wisdom. Carlylo.
Six employes of a Harrow (Eng
land) engineering firm havo received
prlzoi, ranging from $5 to $50, for
suggestions tending to the more
economical production of work,
Tuesday's Journal Says ? !H
Of Mr. Ovvnby"IIo will probably jH
spknn sometime in California and H
will the return East and cngago In IH
Mr. Anderson's widow is to havo a :H
ton of coal upon presentation of her ,H
order for smac. :H
Lcwiston has 105 families in tho Tiia
field. Another missionary will leave fjH
Thcrs Is a pcclular Indefinable H
something that makes a Latter day 'H
Saint different fiom the lest oi tho B
Christian world. . iHBl
Somcof usllkotoavoldthobattleand !' :BB
to leslgn our positions In tho church, HBl
when the duties thereof becomes j H
In writ lug of theB. Y. C "Sevcrab ,H
hundreds of dollars of excess postage tHB
under, the foimcr rates, will be re- j HB
James Cunningham, a miner cm- 'HBJ
plojed In the Bou Roy tunnel In 5 HB
Bingham caujon, juhst death last flB
Thmsday beneath an avalanche of 1 HB
snow the slide was the first ono HB
ever known to havo occurred v tho 1'iwJ
Immediate vicinity of tho Ron Roy uflVJ
mine. On Friday tho work was livfll
renewed and a ditch 100 long was dug. IBBJ
The mcmbcis of tho Sohasis havo tflVJ
Just finished leading the "Kentucky JTiwfll
The report submitted, w as a volum- liwJ
Inous but very comprehensive ono kHVJ
gives In detail the extent of the hold- itHHl
lugs of each company and the manner tHHI
and dates of their acquirement. Iiwfll
In writing of Corlanton "Tho iil
piece deserves is't success, for it is IBfll
now a really finished production." fiH
A HNovvicMDK In Piovo canyon tHVJ
covered the railway track to a depth rflVj
of twenty-five feet and delayed tralfio ikwfl
for seven hours. iHHJ
Mrs. Fullmcrs health has been fiH
iMi'iAuici) since the sudden death of IBB
her son Joseph last April. IiwJ
The court room could not bo iBBJ
skonhfd as Judge Hart will uso it all iHH
the week. H
In The Settlers' Interests. H
The new ruling or the U. S. Su- VH
prciuo couit in tho land case in Wash- HH
lngtou will commend itself to tho ,HH
public mind much more forcibly than HH
the old rule did. It is now held that HH
settlers who located on the public jHH
lands prior to the filing of a map of ' HH
definate location by a land-grant rail- ,HH
load can hold their claims against tho M
ralhoad company. The case was that M
of Peter and Henry Nelson, who set- M
tied upon land within tho Northern M
Pacific grant, after tho filing of Its M
general map by the railroad company, M
but beforo its map of definite location M
was filed. The claim of tho settlers M
was upheld, tho court holding that M
the general map was not sufficient or M
dcllnlto enough notice to settlers to M
keep out of tho limits of the grant. H
The decision is fair, and is perfectly M
reasonable. Under a map of general M
course, a lallioad company might H
control a region of indefinite extent, M
and in a way that would keep out M
settlers and practically annul tho pub- M
lie land laws. Justice Brewer dis- M
sentcd, holding that this decision M
reverses the judgment of the court M
of twenty j cars ago, which had ever M
since been followed. If so, It Is a step M
forwaid for tho right, and demon- M
stiatcs that the law is a progressive M
science. Tribune. M
TRAIN SERVICE CHANGED. j
Tialn Service on tho O. S. L. will ;H
change next Sunday and trains will H
leave and arrive at Logan as follows: i
No. 0 leave Logan at 8:15 a. m. for M
Salt Lake. Arrive Salt Lake at 12:01 H
p. m. Returning, leave Salt Lako at !H
5:45 p.m. Arrive Logan 0:30 p. m. 'H
No. 15 from Cache Jurctjn connect-
Ing with trains fiom 15 1' to and Ogden. 'H
Arrive Logan at O.i a.m. No 10, H
leave Logan at 11.44 a. m. connecting 'H
at Cache Junction with No. 7 for H
points north. H
Tho Liquid Air lecture at tho B. Y. H
College last night was all that H
was claimed for It, and tho 300 H
or 400 peoplo in attendance vvero ,H
Interested and astonished at tho ex- Pl
periments made. Everybody present Vl
was fully convinced that Liquid Air iBI
is a llttlo tho coldest substance In tho H
world, and when they saw steel wold- H
ed with It they concluded It must H
possess some heating qualities as well. 'i
Thero seems no limit to tho benefits 41
to humanity to bo derived from ii
Ljquid Air, and the man who devises J:H
somo means to manufaetuio It cheaply, j '.i'mR
will b a benefactor to the race. " H
Si ' AWM