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H MRHCUn. UTAH.
I UTAH STATE NEWS."
H Wnr Is being mado on tho Blot ma
Bj chines In Ogdcn.
H St. George has been enjoying flno
H weather, with no snow, nnd men out
H of doors in their shirt fclcovos.
H Tho Indications at tho oil well at
H Jit. Pleasant point strongly to early
H and very satisfactory results.
H In a train wreck near BnBeom, olgh-
H ty miles cast of Ogdon, .Too York, a
H passonger, was fatally injured.
H A lono bandit held up n street car
H in Salt Lako City, Saturday 'night,
H and relieved tho conductor of $20.
H During tho past year thcro wcro 390
H cases of smallpox In Salt Lake City,
H all of whom recovered oxcept two.
H Tho troops stationed nt Fort Doug-
H las havo been ordered to bo In readl-
H" noss to go to Panama on short notice.
H Thcro were 3G2 cases of typhoid
H fovor reported In Salt Lako during tho
H past yoar, thcro being 21 deaths from
H tho disease.
H Sprlngvllle Is jubilant over tho com-
H plctlon of tho new electric light plant,
H which has been erected by tho city at
H a cost of $150,000.
H John Crosby, nged 14, employed in
H Mlno No. 2, nt Sunnysldo, was killed
H on tho 2nd, being run ovur by a trip
H of loadod coal cars.
H Whilo coasting In Salt Lako City,
H John Wlscom, nged 9, and Fred
H Thorno, nged 10, ran Into a tclagrnpli
H polo, and both wcro Borlously injured.
H Sliorlff Froyd, of Iron county, has
H this year collected $S93.42 in fcos in
H (tho dischargo of tho duties of his of-
H flco. Tho shorlff's salary Is only
H Josoph D. Mclntlro, n woll known
H railroad man residing nt Ogdcn, wns
H killed near Lucln. last wcok, tho sup-
H position being that ho fell from tho
H A young man named Charles
H Hughes of Salt Lake, but who was
H visiting friends in Pnradlso, had his
H thigh broken through being kicked
H by a horse.
H It Is reported Hint on tho dosort
H about Modonn nnd other plncos sheep-
H hordors nro amusing thomsolvcs by
H shooting horses. Frank Hyatt had a
H valuable maro and two colts shot out
H thoro rccontly.
H Tho Utah Sugar company tendered
H tho employes of tho I.ohl factory nnd
H Its Bovornl cutting stations a com pi I-
H montary ball In tho Apollo at Amorl-
H can Fork on tho 30th. Over 400 lnvl-
H tatlons woro issued.
H Tho fees received In tho offlco of
H tho secretary of stato during tho year
H 1003 amounted to $I9,198.GG. With
H tho oxcoptlon of tho two provlous
H yonrs, Uils Is tho largest amount talc-
H en In slnco statehood,
H Tho death penalty imposed upon
H James Lynch for tho murder of Colo-
H ncl Godfroy W. Prowso in tho Sheep
H Uanch gambling houso, In Salt Lako
H City, has bcon commuted to Ufa im-
H prlsonmont by tho stato board of par-
H Tho now superintendent of Moth-
H odlsm In Utah to succeod tho Rov. J.
IH L. Lolllch has bcon elected. Ills
H namo is Harry Talbot, who Is at pros-
H ent locatod at Portland, Ore, where
H ho is pastor of tho First Methodist
H Frank Itoso, tho Salt Lako barber,
H who murdered his wlfa on Christmas
H day nnd loft Ills 2-year-old child nlono
H nnd without food for two days In tho
H blood-stained bed with Its doad moth-
H or, declares ho will placo no obstacle
H In tho way of tho law, mid is ready to
H pay tho penalty.
H Tho 3-year-old son of D. A. Williams
H of Mounds station, wns fatally burned
H on tho 1st. Tho child visited tho
H camp of a freight outfit noar his homo
H and in soma manner his clothing bo-
H camo ignited from tho ombors of a
H camp flro.
H As tho result of a collision with a
H tolcgraph polo whilo coasting down a
H hill in Salt Lako City, Tommy Dowon
H may dlo and Ooorgo Laux is badly cut
H about tho faco, whilo sovcral others
H who woro on tho bob-sled woro badly
H shaken up.
H Tho Itodes and Dushman families
H of Lohl hold a joint reunion last-woolc
H In tho opera houso. At the banquet
Hj fifty-Ught sat down to tho Rhodos
HH tables, forty-uino to tho Bushman
KB tables and besides theso th era woro
about thirty Invited guoats.
THE CANAL QUESTION
PRESIDENT EXPRESSES HIS
VIEWS TO CONGRESS.
Makes a Specific Denial That This
Government Planned the Revolu
tion on the Isthmus. '
Tho sonnto's llrst sosslon following
tho holiday recess, held on Monday,
wns dovoted cntlroly to Pannmn. Pres
ident Hoosovolt sent n messago on tho
subject which was received with great
Intorcst. Discussion continued
throughout tho day, spoeches being
mndo both In dofonso of nnd against
tho policy which hnd been pursued.
Mr. McComas defended tho presi
dent and asserted that his action
would stand If tested In court.
Mr. Stewart of Nevada sovcrely
criticised the Bogota government for
its selfishness of nctlon in provontlng
construction of tho cnnnl.
Mr. Morgan of Alabama stated his
proforonco for tho Nicaragua routo
and maintained that tho prcsont
courso of tho administration was
bronklng down tho established policy
of tho United States regarding neu
trality. President Roosovolt's mossago to
congross was In rogard to tho part
taken by this country in recent events
on tho Isthmus of Panama. After ro
1 vlowing tho ontlro mntter, and Justi
fying tho courso this country has tak
en in- tho promlsos, mnklng n specific
denial that this government planned
tho revolution on tho Isthmus, tho
"In conclusion let mo ropoat that
tho question actually beforo this gov
ernment Is not that of tho' recogni
tion of Pnnama, as an Independent ro
public That Is nlroady an accom
plished fact. Tho question, and tho
only quostlon, is whether wo shnll or
shall not build an isthmian canal."
President Itoosovolt transmits with
j his messngo copies of tho latest notes
1 from tho mlnlstor of tho republic of
Panama to this government nnd of
cortaln notes which hnvo passed bo-
twoon tho special envoy of tho ropub
Up of Colombia nnd of this govern
ment. llfv. Kdwnrd Kvorott Halo, tho
nowly elected chaplain of tho senate,
clad In (lowing black Silk clerical
robes, occupied tho chair of tho pre
siding olllcor Just prccodmg tho ses
sion, nnd on tho body being called to
order offered n stirring invocation.
At tho opening of tho houso tho
chnplnln prayed for peaco between
Japan and Hussln.
Tho resignation of Mr. McClollnn of
Now York was announced.
No quorum could bo obtained upon
a voto on a resolution to investigate
cortaln chnrgos mado by tho fourth
assistant postmaster general, and
tho houso adjourned.
Porto Ricans Are Not Aliens.
In nn opinion by Chief Justlco Ful
ler, tho BiiproTfcourt of tho United
States has duBl that citizens of
Porto Itlco aro not aliens of tho Unit
ed States, and tjit they are entitled
to enter this country without obstruc-
SEASON OF PEACE ON EARTH
From tho Chicago Dally Tribune
tlon. Tho opinion wns dollvorcd In
tho enso of a Porto Wean woman, I
Gonzales, who, in 1002, was rofuscd
admission to tho port of Now York j
on tho ground thnt sho was likely to
bocomo a public charge Tho decision
wns based ontlroly on tho Immigra
tion act of 1891, nnd took tho ground
thnt tho Porto Klcans swear nllo
glnnco to tho United Statos, nnd to
no other govornmont.
GravelleH the Blackmailer, Sentenced
to Ten Years In Prison.
Isaac Gravollo, convicted of send
ing threatening letters to tho North
ern Pacific company, wns sentenced
ut Holonn, Mont, on Monday last to
ton yoars In tho penitentiary nnd to
pay a flno of $5,000. This Is tho max
imum ponalty of tho crlmo. Gra
vollo will bo tried for burglary noxt.
Thoro nro four Informations remain
ing against him and basis exists for
twenty-flvo actions. If convicted of
burglary tho dynamiter may bo sen
tenced for life.
It Is ofllcliflly announced in view of
roports current abroad of ronowed nt-
tacks on the Jows at Klshonoff that
the city nuvor was quictor than at
NEAR THE DANGER LINE
'From tho Philadelphia Inquirer.
JAPANESE PRESS URGING
OPENING OF HOSTILITIES.
War Regarded as Inevitable at Toklo,
While Chinese Cruisers Are Pre
paring for Active Service.
War with Russia Is regarded In
Toklo ns unavoidable, and tho pross
Is urging the Imnicdlnto oponlng of
All tho banks nro withholding
funds, nnd It Is bollovcd this is the
result of olurlnl Instructions. Tho
government has comploted and per
fected nrrangoments for tho transpor
tation of trcops nnd suppllos, and tho
people cnlmly nwalt developments.
Tho continued dissemination of
optimistic views from Uorlln causes
gcnulno surprlso nnd rogrct In Toklo.
A cnblo from Shanghai says: Chi
ncso cruisers hero nro preparing for
actlvo service. They nro taking on
board nnimuritlon nnd suppllos. They
will remain hero for orders.
CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER
Theatre Owners and Building Com
missioner Under Arrest.
Formally charged with man
slaughter, Managers Will J. Davis
and Harry J. Powers of tho Iroquois
theatre, Chicago, with City Rulldlng
Commissioner Williams, wcro on Sat
urday held under bonds of $10,000
Arthur B. Hull, whoso family per
ished In tho lire, and who was tho
complalnnnt, was present when tho
two theatre managers and tho city
, ofllclal underwent tho ordeal of fnc
i Ing tho chnrges. Tho hearing of tho
cases was sot for Jan. 12.
Alleged Hypnotic Murder.
Paris Is deeply Interested In tho nl-
! loged hypnotic murdor of a woman
namod Chappuis, 01 years old, whoso
surviving relatives include- Leon
Grosso, nn oporatlng conductor;
, Lluotonant Glradot of tho army, nnd
M. Toutnln, a bank otllclnl. Tho
nolghhors of tho Chappuis woman
woro n family named Martin, consist
ing of husband nnd wife, who aro
Spiritualists. It Is allowed that Mme.
Martin obtained a commanding Infill
onco over Mmo. Chappuis, with tho
result that Mme. Chnpnuls mado a
will In hor favor, cutting oft hor nat
ural heirs, after which sho died.
Panlc-Strlcken -People Struggle to
Get Out of Burning Hall.
An explosion wrecked tho hotel and
hall of Joseph Galalda. nnd more or
j loss seriously Injured thirty persons
I nt Kaosby, four miles from Wood
I bridge, N. J., whilo tho St John Be-
novolcnt society was celebrating its
' annlvorsary by a dance. Thoro wore
j about COO lu Uio hall, ajid ono of tho
two oxlts was closed by tho wreck
age Tho pooplo becamo panic
strlckon nnd fought to got out, many
being trampled on and seriously injured.
Chicago Theatres Closed.
Mayor Harrison has ordered tho
closing of ovory theater in Chicago
without exception until It hns been
doflnltoly ascertained that thoy aro
not violating any city ordinances.
This is supplementary to tho mayor's
order of last wook, v' ich closed sev
enteen theatres. In jsuing tho order
tho mnyor mndo tho unqualified state
ment, that thoy wore all 'violators of
tho city ordinances and thnt nono
would bo pormlttod to open its doors
again until It nbsolutoly compiled
with ovory requirement of tho ordinances.
Rioters Smash Windows. j
Riotous scenes marked tho street
enr strlko in nioomlngton, Ills., Sun-
day. Windows In six enrs wcro
smashed by missiles thrown by strlko
sympathizers who congrogntod sev
oral hundred strong at various points
along tho lino. J. Knocks and G. R.
Morris woro dragged from tholr cars
and sovoroly beaten. Tho mayor ad-,
mlU that ho is not ablo to cope with (
tho situation nnd Prosldont Domongo
of tho street car company nnnounccs
that ho will request tho mayor to ask
for militia. ,
Chicken Bone Mends Leg of Boy.
James Lonnhan. an olovon-ycnr-old
boy of Cincinnati, was run down by a
freight train last summer and both of
his logs woro badly crushed. Ono
log refused to knit, nnd ns a last re
sort tho shin bono was chiseled down
nnd a plooo of chlckon bono grafted
on to It Tho boy loft tho hospital
Sundny, and "whilo his leg is not so
strong as tho surgeons hoped, ho U
aMo to get about with tho aid of a
crutch, and thoro aro hopes that tho
bone will eventually becomo entirely
MURDERED BY YOUNG BANDITS.
California Stcned to Death by Three-
Boys From Reform School.
Tho mystery surrounding tho death
of Ansel Lewis, whoso body wns
found near Banning, Cnl., on Thanks
giving day, has been cleared up. Ho
was murdered by three boys, accord
ing to stories told by ono of them,
who hnd 03capcd from tho Whlttier
reform school the day provlous. . , ,
John Schofield, CornoHus Crowley
and Frank Ritchie escaped from tho
reform school tho day before Thanks
giving. On Friday last Schofield re
turned to tho school, gnvo himself up
and, becauso ho was consclonco
stricken, told of the murdor of Lewis.
Ho snys that while Rltchlo and Crow-
I ley ongnged Lewis In conversation,
ono of them walking on either sldo of
I tho victim, Schofield dropped bohlnd,
secured n heavy stono nnd, slipping
up behind Lowls, struck him a blow
on tho head with It.
Lowls fell from tho blow, but was
only stunned. When ho attempted to
get up tho thrco boys, according to
I Schoflold's story, fell upon him and,
' with stones, beat out his brains. They
then robbed tho dead man's clothing,
! divided tho booty nnd separated.
FRANCE EXPECTS WAR.
! Possibility of a Conflict With Great
Tho rumors of war continuo to fly
thick nnd fast, and tho general Im
pression in Paris Is thnt tho conflict
between Russia and Japan cannot bo
dolaycd much longer, nnd that whon
it comes it will glvo tho impulso to a
war in which pinctlcnlly all tho pow
ers of Europe will bo involved.
At tho navy yards In Toulon n forco
of many thousand men are working
night and day, nnd In a month tho
wholo French nnvy will bo ready to
I moot any cmcrgoncy.
i Though tho friendship between
Franco and ICnglnnd Is apparently
gaining strength overy day, thoro Is
nn undercurrent of uncasinoss, nnd
occasionally words or acts of tho
French government show that oven
In official circles tho possibility of a
conflict with Great Britain as tho ally
of Japan is being considered.
I LONG RECORD OF CRIME.
, Summary of Train and Stage Rob-
I berles for Past Fourteen Years.
I Tho' Cincinnati Express Gazctto, In
, Its Janunry Issue, gives tho following
summary of train and stago robberies '
committed In tho United Statos dur
ing 1903, together with tho record for
tho past fourteen years: Total num
ber of trains held up In fourtcon
years, 311; total numbor of pcoplo
killed, 99, nnd tho number of peoplo
Injured (shot), 109. Tho number ot
trains hold up In 1903 wns 13, as com
pared with 22 last yoar. Tho numbor
of stago robberies In 1903 was G,
whilo that of last year was 7. This
year's record shows that no passon-
, gors or trainmen were killed by rob-
1 hers, but thoro woro elx wounded.
Last year ono was killed and thrco
wounded. Ono robbor was killed in
1903, ns compared with thrco killed
. last year.
Mexico to Adopt Gold Standard.
' A plan for reforming tho currency
of Moxlco hns been prepared by tho
fifth sub-commlttco of t a national
monetary commission. Tho commis
sion advised that in ordor to obtain
stability or flxlty of international ex
chango tho govornmont should bo ad
vised by n monetnry commission to
adopt a monotary system based on
. tho gold standard. Tho commlttco
i doca not recommend tho immedinto
i adoption of the gold standard, but
rather creating a systom vory similar
1 to that which tho United Statos gov
1 ernmont has put In operation In tho
Prison a Good Place for Him. 1
Dr. Charles O. Rico, who was ac-
quitted of murdor by tho Jury at
Puoblo, Colo., after a sonsatlonal trial,
has boon arrested on charges of In
sanity nnd confined ici Woodcroft
sanitarium, and an Inquest on his
modlcal condition will bo held. Rico,
whilo In a stato of wild Intoxication
on Octobor 7th, killod Pollcoraan
Martz. Tho Jury states that under
tho instructions of tho judgo thoy
could glvo no other vordlct thnn that
of acqullial on tho ground of insanity.
Death Ends His Troubles.
Adolph Krug, former city treasurer
of Seattlo, who beforo tho expiration
of his term of offlco In 1894, was con
vlctod of ombczzllng over $100,000 of
tho city funds, was found dead on Fri
day, Coroner Kcilan of Kitsap coun
ty says heart disease was tho cause
Krug was sentenced, on conviction of
his crime, to s iven yenrs In the stato
ponltontlnry, Ho sorved thrco years
and was paroled and afterward par
doned, since which tlnio he has been
engaged in tho saloon business.