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KojjjjM' ( V "WEATHER TODAY Fair. jp7Tj- XTjYI- No- .-go- Salt :lake City. Utah, Friday Mokntcstg, jr aintjahy 1, ?fti)4. Five, Cents. H ScA60 MOURNS i THE VICTIMS OF S IROQUOIS FIRE funeral Quiet Prevails in tS Bereaved City. 35 epd I- IS jTTLE BUSINESS ' BONE 3 32 iual New Yoar's Colebratlen J j ' Has Been Omitted. iS finnrlly Streots Aro Filled With 1 Merry-Makers, but Now People " Throng1 About Morgues. ?$5 Chicago, Doc. 31. For the first Umo pec Chicago has possessed bells to ak m, thistles to. shriek .and horns to Ai the old year was allowed silently il BHako Its place In history and the new !0G Rfr.perniltted to come with no eyldencc ?3 Kjoy at its birth. All Chicago mourned tjjjj; Br the 600 persons. who died yesterday r HBrc, panic and suffocation at the Iro wis theater. IjOtfj in fin ofTicial proolamallon Issued this Jtternoor. Mayor Cnrtcr Harrison sug Wtcd that the usual New Year's eve sjebratlon be omitted. The idea found VlM tready" response 'in the hearts of the jjf J wpie, and the Mayor's words seemed flOKTd ply to give utterance to universal de S ire. jjjjj :.The calamity of the Iroquois theater is cast 'Chicago Into gloom. Business j)5J xlay was performed .with a view to fm ce?Flty. Ordinarily on New Year's iSj ve the streets are filled with merry JASfll'akers. but tonight the only throngs Uivcrc those around the morgues. ClSgJ ;j UNDER POLICE GUARD. -Tjjj Ihlcago's Flame-Swept Charnel JH House TJnopcn to Visitors. 5lbr4cagp,r, Dep. 31. By order of Cor ljVrAifecr, the Iroquois theater char SSf'" j&utt was today placed under a jF'00 BURro"- person could J'Mlhout a written order from fcHf Police O'Neill, who wns noti d' that he would be held responsible. 1 i'r keeping the building in the exact fjffi pndlllon In which it was left' by thb Ak.' irp of the flames. Thirty patrolmen Jjj ere stationed across the' front of the llldlng and twenty men guarded the fit' r, while within were thirty more - ' Bcere, the whole interior, Including ) stairways and .flre-bltten balconies, Pg; !nc Jealously guarded. y f SEARCH FOR BODIES. J 'Ai soon as possible today an addl jjfjj k onal detail of policemen went through ic-burned building from top to bot j pi. There "were fears that In the liement -beneath ten feet of muddy J4fi ter, would be found more victims ot smoke and flames. Big fire engines S?. t before had deluged the place wort AJLij iay being utilized to draw forth doz .yii of streams of thick murky water wvS,"J frm the basement, while a dozen fire en in hip boots made a thorough 1 Vch the l)asement for bodies. No ,'olBi however, were found In the -jj cement. K3r . t, 1 CONSIDERED FIREPROOF. Jirs Recording to the records of the qily SlW.j biding department, which were close !.'Qjj 3 ; Manned today, the building ordl- ! mce was compiled with In every pur TAtf I lr In the- construction ot the Iro- m- The inspector, Edward I.augh- i;'. rt'Prt;rt that no proviHlons of the 'nanw were violated, rt was gen j. j Hy considered to be an absolutely ill; t fmptoot structure. The Iroquois wn lit, ovided with twenty-seven double flr.i its, but wood was used and stair jj Tff were employed. J-'ft eEGINS INVESTIGATION. vfi-'M1, the announcement that one fc'MIwi' representatlvu citizens would tl IE: n '? nI1 the evldcnc(j regarding the TlET T,rcturn 11 single verdict for all ill'SK ,c.Um3f Coroner Treager today J:. ? y Impanbled a jury. National f iWF ii01111 Committeeman Graemo m mc,nbcr or the firm of William k 1 & wbolecalo grocei-s, was the kroner that the deatli of J2K.oyts JauEhtcr, Mrs. F. Morton JfUR? anti er u,rco children, would bu iwt baSlS iW th ,nvcstsalion iiHSt .yiLL FIX RESPONSIBILITY. S lE.''.nany pen,-ns are responsible for said .Coroner Treager, "they W -KU, J,roS:cuted to the fullest extent . ii Tho investlgatibn of the fm- wui bc thorough. We will leave W mpnMbim C " 'n Ur cfrorts to fix P&vJ Coroner'a Jury is as follows- L.. Iirniicr' s?crctary of the Kennedy' SllnS1 for,L'on & Hcaly; Walter 3& ?ISE? M,M"nan for the Tobey Fur- iInaLwm?aSy: Joscpn A" Cuminlnga. -S.iSSVfownlnB. Kif? & Co.; 0 5 Cli ut)7; Atk,,l. credit man for Mnr JiJ.i1J e,d &T Co ; John W. Fine, sales. tfSamlF Hr ncvc11 fc Co- fl'Sj STATUE UNTOUCIIEp. riElv .am,a of t?,c curious today tried .Wnnllnr?ach thc accne of the fire. W Kr nn (.L,0Wcvcr' Permitted no loll sTi TtiII ,ther.s,de or tne HtrccL near- B "terior of the building- wan -M!yc a3 before the fire. The giant c -'J3KWi of an IrOfluols Indian over ' Toni.it entncc, fitting symbol ot Js''ma t,rll ,of the deserted structure. f'feeP?wItSrn a frnt ynstalnca by rmTRUE WHITE SEPULCHRE. V lKhoKullorcnc without, the interior fcl ter -arktid It as a true whitcd sepulchre. Upon the marble staircases at the left and right within were tho mess aqd confusion of the gn'm march of thc bearers of the dead. Anions the thousands of bits of lu-IK Uantly colored glass shattered in tho fight against the flames lay many scorched blts'of clothing and occasion al fragments of charred bodies. LIKE BURNED-OUT VOLCANO. From tho upper galleries the view to day seemed a reminder of a burned out volcano crater. In a saloon near the theater was being guarded a huge pile of garments and furs gathered up In the theater after the fire. Five bushel baskets were filled with the puraen, gloves and handkerchiefs of tho fleeing mob of terror-stricken women. Two barrels were needed to hold thc over shoes and shoes found. SEAUCH FOR, LOVED ONES. Crowds Came and Wept Around the ' Morgues. ' Chicago. Dec. 31. All night long the crowds came and went around the morgues where the bodies of the vic tims of the disaster lay.' Thero were the heads of families, brothers, sisters, and men and women looking for those from outside cities who had been their guestH. For hours they passed up and down be fore the long- rows of the dead, search ing for the faces of their missing. SORROW OF DR. GUNSAULUS. Sorrow reigned in the residence of Dr. Frank W. Gunsaulus. the uoted divine, vho lives at 2C1S Prairie avenue. Wil liam Mclaughlin, If) years of age, n nephew of Mrs. Gunsaulus, was one of those severely burned. He was taken to the Presbyterian hospital, where the attending physicians entertained no hope for his? recovery. CAME TO ATTEND WEDDING. Mr. McLaughlin's home is In Buenos Ayres. He is a member of thc sopho more class of the ' Ohio Wesleyan uni versity at Delaware. O., and was spend ing his holiday vacation at the Gun saulus home. He was to have witnessed the marriage of Miss Martha Gunsaulus to Henry Hamilton Shujer. which takes place at the Prairie avenue residence this evening. Owing to his condition, all Invitations to the ceremony have been recalled, and only the Immediate rela tives of the bride and groom will be present. CHILDREN MISSING. All night long search was kept up for Mary Dorothy Gartz, 12 years old, and Barbara Gnrtz, 4 years old, who at tended the theater with their aunt. Mrs. Adelaide Hoptfelt. Today their bodies had not been found, and there seems to be no doubt 'that the children have per ished. They are .the daughters of A. F Gartz and the nieces of Ti. T Crane, thc millionaire manufacturer of this city. Mrs. Hoptfelt whs taken from thc the ater severely burned about the head and shoulders. The children are believed to have been caught In the crush, coming down irom the balcony, and to have been trampled to death on the staircase leading to the main floor. Walter Zelslor, 17 'years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Slgmund Zelslcr. is among thc mlssingt He Is a nephew of Fanny Bloomfleld Zeisler. the famous Dlanlst. PARTY OF FrVE LOST. A party consisting- of Mrs. Lucy Gam, her two children, Frank, 10 years old, and Willie, C years old, Harriet Wolfe. 10 years old, daughter of LudwJck Wolfe, a millionaire business man, and Miss. Burke, a dressmnker. is missing. Mr. Wolfe's entire family searched' all night through the hospitals and morgues, but fuiled to find a trace of any members of the party. HUNT FOR VISITORS. Graeme Stewart, Republican national committeeman from Illinois, spent the entire night hunting- for Mrs. F. M. Fox of WInnekta, III., and her three children. Mrs. Fox Is the daughter of William Hoyt, who was president of the William Hoyt Grocery company, one of the wealthiest concerns of thc kind In the West. Mrs. Fox was taken home, but none of the children were found. Mr. Stewart said the handkerchief of Hoyt Fox, 12 ycars'old. had been found In the pockets of a suit upon thc body of a boy at Rolston's morgue. There Is no doubt that It Is the boy, although thc features cannot be Identified. 'PATHETIC SCENE. Thore was a pathetic wene at Rol ston's morgue when the body of John Vunlngen, 18 years old, of Kenosha. Wis., was Identllled. Friends of the Vnnlngen family had spent many hours searching at the request of Mi. and Mrs. Vunlngen, who were injured. To day four of the Vaningen children who are believed to have perished In the Are had not been accounted for. They are: Grace, 2 years o)d; Dotty. 5 years old; Mary, 13: and Edward, 20 years old. NUNS BREAK DOWN AND WEEP. One of the saddest of the many scenes enacted In Thompson's restaurant, near the theater, where many of thc dead and Injured were taken immediately after the fire, as tho search . by a body of priests and nuns, headed by the Rev. J. L. Holllnger of Outonagon. Mich., for Edith Ilorton and her sister, young girls, who. in company with one of the convent sisters, had attended the per formance. The body of Edith Hot-ton was found in thc restaurant, many of the nuns breaking down and weeping bitterly at the eight. The other Horton plrl and thc sister who accompanied them were not found. FOY SAVED MANY LIVES. Actor's Presence of Mind Saved Many People. Chicago, Dec. v 31. Charles Dexter of thc Boston Baseball club 'and Frank Houseman, tho old Chicago ?dcond baseman, with their families, occupied a box at thc Iroquois theater yesterday. Both claimed that but for thc presence of mind of Eddie Foy. the death roll In t'he Iroquois- theater disaster would have been doubled. When tho panic began Dexter and Houseman each made for and manned a door, leading- into thc alley on . thc north side of the theater. Thc people from thc balconies had al ready commenced jumping to the ground Moor when Houseman and Dex ter forced open their doors and they were compelled to lift away the maimed and the deud In order to per mit of exits from the ground floor. (Continued on Page 2.) ALLEGED PLOT OF ANARCHISTS TO BLOW OP WARSHIP Secret Service (Wen Investi gate Explosion. MYSTERY OF EMPTY SHELL Had Boon Relurnod Because I! Was Found Bofective, "When Hammers Struck Defective Projectile, It Burst and Barely Missed Experts. New York. Dec. 31. Secret service agents are investigating a mysterious explosion which occurred in, the Mid vole Steel works in NIcetown recently, news of which has Just become public, according to a dispatch from Philadel phia. How the charge got into the shell Is a mystery. By some persons it is be lieved to have been the work of con spirators, who had In view tlic destruc tion of a battleship. SEVERAL DEFECTIVE SHELLS. The steel works recently shipped a lot of projectiles to Boston, -where they were delivered to the Government offi cials and receipted for. Included in thc lot were shells hollowed out so they rould be charged with a high explosive. Some of them were found defective and wore sent back to the. works. Workmen set about to examine them carefully. One of the big shells resisted efforts to open It and after a couple of expert workmen had given up the task it was decided to break It open. TRLED TO BREAK IT OPEN. Hardly had the heavy hammers de scended when the shell exploded. Frag ments Were scattered In all directions, yet the workmen jicarby. we're not killed or seriously Injured". It. was declared in Boston that the officials were positive thc shell had not been loaded when Jt left their hands. The authorities in Washington were- notified und secret,. , service agents have 3lnce been .working on the" ca'ee,- A. Washington 'dispatch says:. WORK OF -'ANARCHISTS. Admiral O.'Neil, one of the. Bureau of Ordnance, has had his attention called to-'a dispatch from Philadelphia giving the details of an alleged plot of anarch ists to blow up the big guns of warships of the . American navy by tampering with projectiles turned out by the Mid vale Steel works at NIcetown. The plot Is said to have been discovered by the explosion of a projectile in the com pany's works, which Injured several of the workmen and which it was found bad been loaded by a high' explosive. " ADMIRAL DENIES STORY. The story Is denied by Admiral O'Nell in the most emphatic manner. The only possible thing, he said, upon which such a dispatch could be hinged was that fol lowing the explosion at Iona Island, which resulted In the death of several men, some shells were sent to the Mld vale works to be rebanded, In the midst of the demoralization as a consequence of the explosion and loss of life a loaded shell was Included in the lot. Admiral O'Nell Insisted that no de fective materials ever had been received from the Midvale works. Under thc eystem of examination of the navy he said that the possibility of an anarchist plot to tamper with shells designed for naval ordnance was pre CLICKED NEW YEAR. Message From United States Naval Observatory Goes Part "Way Around tho World. Washington, Dec 31. Two-thirds way around the world' the exact second which marked the end of the old and the beginning of" the New Year was clicked off from the United States Naval observatory over hundreds of thousands of miles of telegraph wires and cables. In far-off Alaska and in distant Guam thc birth of 1001 waa recorded. Thc Eastern Telegraph company, operating wires east from Great Britain to India, owing to a -press of business, could not transmit the .midnight message. Other wise it would have gone around the world. May Tio Up St Louis. St. Loujs. Dec. 31. Three hundred members of thc Cabmen's and Carriage Drivers' union have voted to strike to morrow for higher wages and other concessions. It Is feared that the. strike may spread to other drivers and tic up the traffic of the city. SEVEN MEN ARRESTED Stage Hands of Iroquois Theater Held. CHARGE IS MANSLAUGHTER Had Packed Their Trunks to Leave Chicago. Wore Advised by Assistant Stags Manager to Fly, and Had Trunks All Packed to Go. Chicago, Dec. 31. Seven employees of tho Iroquois theater wore arrested to night on orders Issued by Chief of Police O'Nell. The charge against them is that of being ncccssory to manslaughter. They will be held pending tho verdict of the Coroner's jury. Thc employees arc: William Carleton, stage manager; Ed ward Cummings, stage carpenter; Frank J. Jandrew, R. M. Cummings, E. Englc, Thomas McQueen and S. J. Mazonl. Tho Inst flvo are stage hands and scene shift ers. REQUESTED TO LEAVE. After being taken Into custody by tho police four of tho men told Chief O'Nell that they had been requested by people connected with the theater to leave Chi cago. Whn asked who advised them to do so. they at first refused to say, but later admitted that the advice was given by Assistant Sago Manager Plunkett. They said they were about to follow Plunketfs advice, and all of them had packed their trunks and would have been out of Chicago had not tho pollco ar rested them. MORE ARRESTS TO FOLLOW. Orders were Issued tonight by Chief O'Nell to find mombers of thc company and other theater employees who were witnesses of tho fire. This order will mean, the polli-e say, that more than twenty arrests will be made tomorrow, chiefly among tho dancers and members of the chorus who w.cre crowded In the wings waiting for their cues when the tiro was discovered. ACTORS TO BE HELD. According to Coroner Traoger. a largo placard had been placed In tho hotel where a number of the actors aro stay big ordering Hint nil members o the compnny be ready to leave Chicago On short notice. Believing that, this was a move to keep witnesses from testifying before a Coroner's Jury, the arrests were decided upon. ACQUITTED OF MURDER. 1 Prominent Physician of Pueblo, Who It Is Charged, Killed Police man, Goes Free. Pueblo. Colo.. Dec. 31. Aflo'r a trial lasting for several days, Dr. Charles O. Rice, a prominent physician of this city, wa3 acquitted of tho charge of murdor Dr. Rice on October 17lh shot and Wiled Police Officer Marts, after holding at bav four hours a crowd in front of a drug Htoro. of which he had tokon possession. lh) was drinking at tho time. Insanity was tho ground on which the defense waa made. CANNOT BE KEPT FROM FIGHTING VERY MUCH LONGER ftflilitary t Authorities Say It Cannot Be Avoided. MAY INVOLVE ALL EUROPE Both Countries Regarded In Fine Shape for War, Foreign Editorials Express the Hope That War Between Bussia and Japan May Bo Averted.. i Paris, Dec. 31. Thc St. Petersburg cor respondent of thc Paris edition of tho New York Herald says that tho optimism pre vailing concerning tho far Eastern situa tion has been rudely shaken by the dis patches from Tokio. The dominant senti ment today Is that war is inevltublc, says the correspondent, A high military au thority, accepting that war Is a foregono conclusion, said to the correspondent: "I presume that when tho tlmo comes tho Japancae will affect a landing In Korea. Well, what of it, and what after?' Thus Indicating that Russia does not pro pose to taho precipitate action In thc event of Japan trying to forco the sltua tlon. A dispatch from Moscow says: WAR RISKS IMPOSED. " "Tho Imposition of war risks today by tho Insurance companies in shipments hence to thc far East was tho first local intimation that Russo-Japanese hostili ties wcro considered within the bounds of possibility. "There Is no war talk, however, nor ex citement. Tho general apathy of the Muscovites Is ovldcnced by tho absence of the slightest editorial referenco in tho Moscow dally newspapers. The news which is filtering in Is published without comment. Tho Manchurlan correspond-, ent of the Moscow Gazetto 3aya the Chi ncso plan, In the light of a campaign, is to concentrate 50.COU picked troops along the llijo of thc Sin Mln Tun branch ot the Manchurlan railroad and cut tho com munications, thus Isolating Ncwchwaug and Port Arthur. He adds that'the rcoc cupatlon of Mukden -by thc .Russians was effected chiefly for the purpose of check ing this move." A Berlin dispatch says: THERE IS STILL HOPE. "Tho Post this morning prints a lengthy leading editorial on thc Russian Japanese situation In tho far East. Tho editorial, which bears the evident marks of Inspiration by the Government, says tho situation Is still such that hopo of a pcaceablo solution of the difficulties rieod not be abandoned. Tho editorial says that the cabinets of thc powers concerned have preserved a calm objectlvo view of thc situation, notwithstanding the alarm. 1st articles In tho press. The completion of all the necessary preparations for eventualities, says a To kio dispatch, has been followed by a tem porary lull, pending the receipt of Rus sia's reply. Jt Is reported at Seoul that tho Russian Minister Is trying by every means to Induco tho Korean court to grant Russia a lease of Masampho as a naval station. Thc unrest In southern Korea continues. MAY INVOLVE ALL NATIONS. Llcut.-Gcn. Nelson A. Miles, United States army, retired, who Is on his way East, said In an interview at St, Louis yesterday : "If war is declared between Russia and Japan it probably will Involve all tho na tions of Europe." Asked If ho meant that all the nations In Europe would come to the aid of either Russia or Japan, he said: "Yes, they would become Involved In that way." He declined to say whether he thought this country would become Involved or not. Gen. Miles stated that he had been In both Russia and Japan In tho past few years and Is famlllur with the armleu of both countries. IN FINE CONDITION. "Both arc in fine and effective condl tlon for war," he said, "but I will not sav what I think of their relative strength and condition. Thc war will bo decidedly military, ns well as naval, and in my opin ion thero will bo battles on land of, con siderable magnitude." LAND PURCHASE BONDS. Circulars Calling for Subscriptions to Be Applied to Purchase of Friar Land3. Washington, Dec. 31. Clarence Edwards, chief of thc insular bureau of tho War department, today aiudc public circulars calling for subscriptions for $7,000,000 Phil ippine land purchase bonds, the proceeds of which are to bo applied to tho purchase of friar lands. Thc bonds will lie regis tered in denominations of from $1000 to $10,000, dated February 1. 1001, bearing -1 per cent Interest, payable ut the United States treaaury In United States gold coin. The bonds will run from ten to thirty years and be free from all forms of taxa tion, either In tho Philippines or In the United Stales. Subscrlpllons will be nay able at tho Now York sub-treasury, where tho bonds also will bo delivered. SM00T PREPARES TO ANSWER CHARGE TRIBUNE SPECIAL. Washington, Dec. SI Senator Smoot, accompanied by his attorney, Mr. -Van Cott, arrived in Washington today, and has begun preparations of his case to be presented to the Senate Committee on Privileges und Elections. Mr. Borah of Idaho, Smoot'8 second attorney, la not expected for ten days. Senator Smoot was asked today concerning representa tions In former Senator Cannon's news paper and said: "Mr. Cannon would like very much Indeed to have thc American people un- THIS MORNING'S NEWS. ALL OVER THE COUNTRY List of Chlcugo's dead numbers AS2. while there are eighty not Identified and over 3C0 ar .still missing.... Explosion in Mldvalc steel works exposes alleged plot to blow up United States warship Klre In feather factory In Chicago result.s In one death and endangers many lives.,.. Danger of war with Colombia Is said to be reduced I and Gen. Reyes asserts that ho will use his Influence to avert hostilities Young and beautiful victim of unrequited love at Cleveland goes to an Insane asylum. FOREIGN Prospects of Immediate war between Rtuaiu and Japan aro practically certain Colombia lands troopn on Pa nama soil and United States gunboats go In nursult. MOUNTAIN AND COAST Witness In the Sun and Moon explosion trial at Georgetown, Colo., gives startling testi mony... Isaac Gravelle, convicted of the charcc of attempting to blackmail thc Northern Pacific Railroad company CJTV Lucas and McCloskey plan for baseball for tho noxt season Mrs. N. P, Doolcy died of Brlght's disease at the Holy Cross hospital Gov. Sparks favors a sugar factory for Nevada -Wido spec ulation as lb who will have charge of sports at tho University of Utah.. . .Record mado by the County Clerk's office during ! the year. ...Report of tho County Treas urer for December Mrs. Stlckncy Ih glv- ui custody of little Elmer Rose.... Mayor Thompson Mtbmlls his annual report President Clawaon administers a direct Hiiub to City Engineer Kelsey in the meet ing of thc Board of Public Works Plant for a local Industry mti3t bo greatly enlarged to meet the demand for goods Movement on foot for the organization of a fine military band to visit the St. I.011I3 fair Unique educational institution be ing built by the Tellurlde Power company. ... Corrected bank figures for the year Real estate transfers 51510. . .Bank clear ings 56O-JS03. ..Stock sales 2o.lS7 shares, for $5KI S3; for the month 750 975 shares, that brought $401.510 22.... Ore and bullion settlements during tho day JGS.OOO. ! deratnnd that I am here to represent thc Mormon church in lny personal capac ity and as a member of that church, bit I want the people of the United States to understand that I do not take that position, and Mr. Cannon nor any one else can force me Into it. "I was elected by the Republicans of Utah through Republican organizations and I am here as a Senator representing the State of Utah. "I shall guard the interest of all the people of Utah, irrespective of their re ligious creed or color. t I "The- Mormon church did not send tne hero and I am not here to represent the Mormon church." When it was. suggested that an In quiry would be made as to whether the Mormon church Is still merely suspend ing and has not abandoned polygamy ho replied "that tho Mormon church hn3 abandoned polygamy, thero Is no doubt." Mr. Van Cott In an interview declared he did not believe there Is a single per son in Utah who believes Senator Smoot is a polygamlst. BENSON GOES TO JAIL. Charged With Unlawfully Obtaining Possession of Titles to Public Lands in California, New York,. Dec 31. John A. Benson of San Francisco Is in Ludlow street jail tonight, owing to his Inability to furnish $10,000 ball. He wus arrested here today on a charge of bribery, at thc Instance of secret service officers, who feared he was about to leave thc city. Benson was recently Indicted in Washington for bribing a Federal offi cial. The indictment, which reached here today from Washington, contained sixty typewritten pages. It first charged that Benson and Frederick A. Hyde of San Francisco were engaged In thc business of unlawfully obtaining possession of titles to the public lands In California and Oregon known as school lands. HAD ADVANCE TIPS. Thc indictment stated that following tho securing of the lands by thc two men, the Interior department special agents, A. B. Pugh and H. 35. Stcccc, commenced an investigation. It Is charged that on May 15th last Benson paid Woodford D. Harland, chief of the police service of the Interior depart ment, $200 to furnish him with advance information concerning the report of Messrs. Pugh and Steece. It Is further claimed that a second payment of $200 was made to Harland on March 20th, a third on March 25th of thc same amount and a fourth on December ISth to the same Federal of ficial of $250. A claim is also made that on December 16th Benson paid William L Volk, a clerk In the land office, the sum of $150 to permit him to see certain reports. COULD NOT GET BAIL. After hia arrest the accused man was taken before United States Commis sioner Shields, who set his examination for January 12th. Being unable to se cure bondsmen, Benson was taken to Jail. J. G. Campbell, one of Benson's counsel, said his client had appeared before a United States commissioner in Washington December 17th, and that the examination had gone over until January 7th. "Not caring to wait," said he. "the Federal officials there yesterday Indict ed Mr. Benson on the identical charge he was arraigned on there. We expect to be able to show that Benson had been guilty of no such crime. We will furnish bail for him tomorrow." MAY BE NO BREAK. General Reyes. Believes War With' the United States Means Disaster. Washington, Dec. - 31. State depart ment advices of recent date allege to show that the danger of a hostile clash with Colombia -is abating, and-these, taken In . connection with Minister Beaupre's courteous treatment by the Colombian officials on" his way home, tend to confirm the ofTicial Impression here that there Is no danger of, failure to reach a satisfactory adjustment of whatever issues may exist between the United States and Colombia. If the Colombian Government follows the advice of Gen. Reyes, all idea of the breaking out of hostilities between Colombia and the United States may be dissipated. Even though the reply of .this Government to the note of Gen. Reyes may not be of a nature to afford him much comfort, he said today that ho would use all the Influence in his power to prevail upon his Government to refrain from any hostile demonstra tion toward the United States. A war with the United States, he declared, would result In disaster to Colombia. Whether ho would submit counter pro posals to the reply of Mr. Hay, Gen. Reyes was unable to say until he had received the document and gone over it In detail. SOLDIERS COME HOME. . All Organisations of Strike Militia Aro to Be Called From. Carbon County. . TRIBUNE SPECIAL. Helper, Utah, Dec. 31. It is likely that all tho organizations for- tho State mili tary will bo called from this county by the first of next week. Tho regimental staff, with two exceptions, wore released yesterday. Company G at Casrtlo Gate and Bat tery A at Sunnyside are expecting or ders to move tomorrow. At Winter Quarters, however, It is possible that a company will be sta tioned for the rest of thc winter. A number of citizens, including the strikers, are preparing-a petition to the Governor., askiner that the troops remafn for nn Indefinlto period. Thc petition states that they are in fear and danger as the result of the actions of company guards at that place. Thc guards, the petition alleges, may cause a riot at any time. An order was issued today promoting Arthur L. Thomas. Jr.. a Major of the brigade staff. Thomas has been Ord nance Sergeant of the First infantry and his promotion Is to lake effect a,t once. lSvictlons are taking place at all the camps with no Indications of trouble. I BANKER KILLS HIMSELF. Believed That tho Funds of thc Iowa Institution Aro in Good , Condition. Dcs Moines. Ia., Dee. 31. Banker Charles F. Woods shot and killed bin self last night in his bank at St. Charles, la. So far as can be learned tho bank la in good condition. j 1. FIRE IN FACTORY I AT CHICAGO H CAUSE OF TRAGEDY One Man Killed and Two Severely Injured. MAN LEAPS THREE STORIES : H Two Men Wsn Badly Burned About Hi ad and Btdy. Foreman, Who Jumped From Win- 1 dow of an Upper Floor, Received : Crushed Skull and Died I IH Chicago, Dec. 31. One man Tvas ' killed and two revercly injured in a i; jH fire In thc factory of the United States Leather company today. Loss, 550,000. : jH DEAD. :. Daniel Phalen. foreman, badly burned ' jH and jumped from third-story window, j; crushing skull. I INJURED. j! Carl Meyer, superintendent, burned about head and hands in rescuing flvo j i August Zaconl, burned about head ! and body. ; The building, a six-story structure. , contained a large number of employees, : but all except the three named escaped ', without severe Injury. j I DUNSMUIR ALL RIGHT. H iH Manager of Company Testifies Pre3l- 1 dent of Concern Was Always in . Shape for Business. 'tl Victoria. B. C. Dec, 31.-JohV A. M. Lowe, manager of R. Dunsmulr's Son r IH company at San Francisco, gave ovldoneo in thc Hoppor-Dunsmulr will coso thin j morning to the effect that Alex Dui jmulr, Jl as president of the company hnd ilway.t carried on tho business properly and had never come to thc office Intoxicated. Lowe II spoke of having dined at tines with Duns- ilH mulr and denied stories of his having at CfH times dropped food and of tho necessity vH of cutting lila food for him. I Lowo told of directors' meetings at San IH Francisco, of making a fishing trip along fcH the British Columbia coast In September. fiH 1830, with Alex Dunsmulr. Alex Dunsmulr (iH was then in splendid health, had the best ftlH fishing Cfttoli and poled his own canoe up SH the swift rlvors. Ho was up tho river iiiH first, shot thc most birds and was gener- JH ally in fine health. ;H IOwe recited a number of business uH transactions such as chartering vessols LH eta, vhich Dunsmulr superintended, and rH Kald his memory was excellent. He Idon- vH tlficd his signature to the will of Dccom- H ber 21st, now disputed. BRYAN BRINGS SUIT. H Will Fight for tho Recognition of the iH S5O,0O0 Paragraph in the Late (ll P. S. Bennett's Will. New Haven, Conn., Dec. 31. A suit lll in the form of a supplementary pro- Sll cccdlng In thc Bennett will case was Ifll Instituted today by counsel for W. J. ll Bryan, as executor, against Mrs. Ben- lll nett and' other legatees of P. S. Bqu- lll nett. The suit is brought for the pur- il pose of having the Supreme court pass upon the validity of certain paragraphs In thc will. These include tho bequest i'l of $50,000 to Mr. Bryan through a sealed jiH letter to Mrs. Bennett, and three be- rH quests of $10,000 each In trust to Mr. (ijl and .Mrs. Bryan for distribution among 'lH educational Institutions. Ifl VERDICT OF GUILTY. H Isaac Gravelle Convicted of Charge of lil Sonding Blackmailing Letters . to Northern Pacific ' Helena, Dec 31. The jury at 3:10 p. ' 111. returned a verdict of guilty against Isaac Gravelle, charged with sending ll blackmailing letters to the Northern. H Pacific official and dynamiting its jH trains. Gravelle will bo sentenced on ll Monduy. Thc trial was begun Decern- ll bcr 14th. One hundred -witnesses were ill called, and in all respects it was tho iMI most noted criminal trial In the history 'Ijl of thc Montana courts. lil CATTLEMAN WEAKENED. rl Plunger Was to Meet His Creditors ! and Arrange for the Payment of Big Debt, Kansas City. Dec. 31. Grant C. Gil letlc, the farmer cattle plunger, who was expected In Kansas City to ment jll his creditors and to effect. If possible, ' IH a settlement of his indebtedness of till $1,500,000, failed to arrive. Gillette'.-) attorney, who was here, was at a loss to know why his client did not arrive, and expressed thc opinion that he had weakened at tho laet moment.