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Voii. XJVI. No. 264:. Salt Lake City, Utah, Tuesday Morotstg, Jaakt 5, 1904-12 Pages, Five Cents, fluPPEARSTO sfc NEARER AND NEARER ;SyS RUSSIAN PRESS SRit is Said to Be Peace j fully Disposed. p-OF THE SAME MIND Edi's Government Does Net J : Desir Bankruptcy. Ife rtheless, "War Cloud Is Constant hSiJ Growing, "With Evidence of tfSi Hostilities at Early Day. Vi ' HOh idon. Jan- According to St. Pc H Grg Novoe Vremya, the Russian Li rtiment is trying to avoid ;var bc N1B tit As peacefully disposed and the nese Government is doing the Jbecausc it docs not desire bank Ky.'itnd the British and French are everything possible to maintain 'Nevertheless," the Novoe Vrc $ Continues, "war approaches nearer FtyTjj Hearer." y Sj-ovoe Vdemya, which Is decided SiaJj iKlmlstlc, blames the chauvinism j ' Japan people and press for the at crisis. 3ai f REPLY OF RUSSIA. W!f 'ices from Toklo say that the Rus 4. Forlelgn Minister, Count Lams V? promised to hand Russia's reply '-Japanese Minister at St. Pcters Saturday last, but is is believed QH that the reply reached the Japa- -j Government before that date 2 -6 Increasing evidence in Tokio a? je Imminence of some important z. gpments, but the most rigorous aU;-) py,Is maintained in all ofllcial clr- ITT f NEWS OF THE REPLY. ,! ;flrst authentic news of the date -. . ysslan reply to Japan Is expected id .Baron Haynshl, the Japanese to to Qreat Britain, through the 6J7TBfeEd Press dispatch on the sub-' viSwm Sl Petersburg today. The -X, NtBtaald the reception of Russia's 7-rflpons would entirely depend on liMjHirly they assimilated with the ,MBe terms, from which It would "jpromely hard for Japan to recede. jWldea that orders were sent to y. . i" today to hoist the Japanese en--i-H Tver the new warships ICasagn and 'HE: jj recently purchased by Japan - ; J Argentine. r-M niter Balfour passed a few hours j ; h'don today, on his way to Chats- hto attend the meeting of the na 8001 '.defense committee, which, how k. Is said not to be connected with "jjj Eastern question. fICIAL NOTE PRINTED, as jofflclal note published in St. Pe- Jrg today announces that Instruc : - :have been sent to Viceroy Alex ia H to the reply to be given to the itt.Kwapanese note ';vJapancse Minister at St. Pelers-jrjTjgB-M. Kurlno, has authorized the As jjiBed ?rcas to say that he had a -JW' conference with Foreign Mlnls 0JBarnsdorff on Friday la3t and thnt ,Wconvlncod by the latter's sincere .-Uatory attitude that the Russian CE?Wiment is disposed to seek a rWful Kttlement. 7l as 8i jS WAR REPARATIONS. I " &j2 j' Making Ready for Conflict With Russia. Tj. io, Jan. A. War preparations (OlW;.J jue, but the Government seems de- Ped to avoid the Initiation of any &'f and for thlB purpose the note -to the powers was Intended to gXCj that the responsibility rested upon should the negotiations now pro- IK fall. jpovernment Is proceeding very oil KE8 ttTu unlees Russia gives un ! jByjwatlon. It Is possible that peace JWUmuc for some time. The prep i2"B made b'tbe Government ore, ffr-W?'! sufficient to convince the pop- M!0 a. determination upon Its part Xd'iPK. l" neccEBary. The popular clam- -w2 Eomewhat subsided, although support the proiwsltlon to seize OlAjBf01 a protectorate over Korea. Wr afe to anticipate that the Gov--fcnt wU continue negotiations until iSSBr11' settlement Is hopels. In lrtfLeslntlmfr 11 watch the acts of Jmt !n Korea. &'BL ls wuch Irritation at the pres j,'..RUrse of Russia In Seoul and Pe- -mjlmperlal Princes serving In the Ul.ffVe returned t0 tncIr sttltlonB at M.. NEST m CHINA. tlHi Bom Hopes the Japan-Russian trouble May Go to Hague. K25BK,nEtn. Jan. -J. Reports of unrest rRP ""id Indications that the Peking prmnt is Inclined to Join hands gl. In the event of war between "jjBind Japan have been received at Zt'&BF dcIartment with regret. The 2lR 2f China becoming Involved In VW.in?nlct Presents, It ls said, a very W.r'-M.ace to American trade, and the ''LMZJr1 J-.0 "'ashlngton government 'Klcd to bring to bear all the V iit.Inor2l Pressure at the com . -joln at St. Petersburg and Peking :vv,til pcaco between Russia and 'jJK!J.lwnr between Russia and iif.?K?,.vnot bt averted. 2KmW dlrcct representations liavo !3lSX?l5t,!l"! State department rc TCti. Peking on the Hubject. the 'aSiv ..'nad0 lhiIt tho United Slates "P"; ibm r Uport an' propoHltlbn com .'2WVZ h Petersburg or Peking look- J 0t tU MQncburlan ' 00 I RUSSIANS REPLY WILL BE READY IN A DAY 9R TW8. 3 St. Petersburg. Jan. The Associated Press has the authority of the Foreign office for the state- mcnt that the Russian reply will bo transmitted to Japan In a day or two. The reply will not bo merely "yes" or "no," but will be made up of reasoned propositions. The gen- I cral basis of this communication Is already complete, but tho details aro being elaborated on question to Tho Hague tribunal for rcttle mcnt. Tho "Washington government sees noth ing In this problem which could not be carried to The Hague Unofficially our Government has learned that China in dis posed to refer tho Manchurlan nuestlon to the Haguo and agree not to mix in a war between Russia and Japan. TENSION DECREASED. Situation Is Regarded aa More Re assuring. Cologne, Germany, Jan. 4. The tension betwen Russia and Japan has appreciably decreased and the situation Is regarded In authoritative quarters as quite reassuring, according to a dispatch to the Cologne Gazette from St. Peters burg. "Although the preparations and stra tegic deployment of both armies will not bo immediately interrupted," adds the correspondent, "pending the negotia tions taking a turn affording the best prospects of Russia coming to a com plete understanding with Japan." The dispatch also says that the Rus sian reply is expected shortly and that Viceroy AlexiefC will start In February for St. Petersburg. Russian Troops at Sin-Min-Tun. Tien Tsln. Jan. 4 The Russian offlco hero has Informed the railroad officials that a detachment of 1W Russian troops will occupy Sln-MIn-Tun. on the railroad running to Shan-IIul-Kwan and Tien Tsln, In two days from date. MUST DEFEND ISLANDS. Philippines Have Been in Uncle Sam's Possession Fivo Years, but N.ot a Gun Has Bcon Mounted, Washington, Jun l. A report submitted by the joint army and naval board, of which Admlrnl Dowey Is the senior mem ber, relatvlc to fortlcatlons for the Phil ippines, transmitted to the House tndny by Secretaries Root and Moody, eayi: "The policy of Congress may be as sumed to be to hold the Philippines In American possession ae against any for eign enemy, but. although the Islands have been In our possession now more than five years, not a gun nan been mounted nor an earthwork raised to pro tect any of our harbors."' The report recites that the board "has the honor to submit to the Government Its Judgment that the national policy as expressed in Congress cannot hn main tained In war unless provision Is made for defense " IRRIGATION WORKS. Bill Authorizing Appointment Chief Engineer to Hnvo Charge of All Government Plants. TRIBUNE SPECIAL. Washington, Jan. 4. Senator Hano b rough today Introduced a bill author izing the President to appoint a su pervising engineer who shall have Im mediate charge of construction of all Irrigation works constructed by the general government under the national Irrigation act. The bill fixes tho sal ary of this engineer at 110.000, to be paid from the reclamation fund. The chief engineer ls authorized at all times to call on the geological survey for assistance In carrying out his work. WAITING ON REPORT. Senator Heyburn Believes It Will Re sult in a Vindication "for' Woolley. TRIBUNE SPECIAL.! Washington, Jan. 4. Senator Hey burn today stated that he believed the case against H. Smith Woolley, until recently assayer at Boise, under recess appointment, would result in a vindica tion of that officer and upon a full re port being made was convinced that Woolley would be given a clean bill by the Treasury department and be reap pointed by the President. SLAUGHTER IN NEW GUINEA. Fourteen People, Including Two Eu ropeans, Are Massacred by " Natives. Brisbane, Queensland, Jan. 4. Tho natives of Parrhaven, German New Guinea, rose November 14 th and massacred two Europeans, an engineer named Dowell and a trader. Erhardt, two Chinese and ten friendly natives. A punitive expedition sent against the natives killed twenty-five of tho hostllcs. Tho trouble arose over a land dispute. Vancott May Practice. TRIBUNE SPECIAL. Washington, Jan, 4. WnJdomar Van Cott of Salt Lako hoa bcon admitted to practice before tho Supreaio court. SENATE DEVOTES SESSION ENTIRE TO PANAMA Speeches for and Against the Policy Pursued, STEWART CRITICISES BO60TA Morgan $trenly Fayers the Nicaragu&n Rsute. j Alabaman Declares That Course of Administration Is Breaking Down J Established Policy of U. S. .Washington, Jan. 4. The . Senate's i first session following, the holiday re cess was- devoted entirely to Panama. President Roosevelt sent a message on the subject which was received with great Interest. Discussion continued throughout the day, speeches being made both in defense of and against the policy which had been pursued. DEFENDS PRESIDENT. Mr. McComas defended the President and asserted that his action would stand If tried in court. Mr. Stewart of Nevada severely criti cised the Bogota Government for its eclfishness in preventing construction of the canal. MORGAN STATES PREFERENCE. Mr. Morgan of Alabama slated his preference for the Nicaragua route and maintained that the present course of the administration was breaking down the established policy of the United States regarding neutrality. NEW CHAPLAIN APPEARS. Rev. Edward Everett Hale, the newly-elected chaplain of the Senate, clad In flowing black silk clerical robes, occupied the chair" .of the presiding officer just .preceding the session, and on the' body helng'taU'ed' to order offered a stirring Invocation. IN THE HOUSE. The chaplain of the House. In open ing the', sefslon ,qt that body, prayed that the" war between Russia nnd Japan might be averted by a peaceful adjust ment of their differences. A privileged resolution offered by Mr. Hay (Dem.), recited that certain statements contained In the postofllce report reflected upon the membership of the- House. It provided for an Inves tigation by a committee to be appointed by the Speaker. NO QUORUM. A point of order made against the resolution by Mr. Gardner was over ruled and the same fate met Mr, Payne, who desired to refer the resolution to the Postofllce committee. A vote on ordering the previous question resulted In a tie. the minority supporting Mr. Hay. The vote developed no quorum, and the Houso adjourned. SENT SAWS INTO JAIL. Two Roeski Brothers, Arrested in Chicago, Confess to Aiding a Brother to Escape. Chicago, Jan. 4. Otto Roeski, 22 years old, and Herrman Roeski. 33 years, brothers of Emll Roeski, under indict ment for the car barn murders, wore arrested here today. Suspicion that they planned to, blow up tho county Jail to liberate their brother was aroused when It was reported that they had nltro-glyccrlnc, candles, steel saws and flies when arrested. Later It was de nied that they had nltro-glycerlne. The police refused to eay that the Roeskls were suspected of having given their brother the saw with which ho made his almost successful attempt to escape a week ago from the county Jail. It was hinted by the police that the Roeskls were wanted in connection with robberies committed since the ar rest of their brother. After being arrested Otto Roeski con fessed to smuggling Eaws to bis brother Emll In the county jail. Tlc saws used my Emll Roeski In attempting to escape were found In his cell, concealed In a slight crevasse In the steel plating in tho celling. Soap had been smeared over the crevasse. The two brothers were held under $2500 bonds. Otto told In detail how he and Herrman on the night of the at tempted escape waited outside of the Jail with a rope to assist the bandit in his descent from the roof. IN BEHALF 0F MACEDONIA War Correspondent Lynch Appeals to the- Pontiff to TJso Influence With the Powers. Londpn, Jan. 4. In W. T. Stead's The Dally Paper, first Issued today, is printed an Interview with Georgo Lynch, .the war correspondent, had with Pope Plus, In which he appealed to tho Poutffl to use his influence -with the powers In- behalf of the Macedonians. "P.erhaps I have done more," said the Pope, "than you know of. I do not wish to Interfere In politics unloss I know it will be effectual for good. Only the other day when there appeared to be a prospect of war and bloodshed In Colombia I communicated with Presi dent Rbooevolt and received a most , courteous and cordial reply from hlro." THIS MORNING'S NEWS. ALL OVER THE COUNTRY Former Representative R. W. Taylor of Ohio, who led tho fight against Roberts, has entered the flKht against Smoot... .Trial of Sena tor Dietrich of Nobraska, h:is begun.... Senate devotes tho whole duy to a dis cussion of Panama. . Senato Committee on Military Affairs reports favorably on Woods's nomination. .. .A mother nt 60 In Thlladhlpat gives birth to twins. .. .Presi dent Roosevelt aends a special message on Panama to Congress. . .Number of victims In tho Chicago fire reaches 5S9 Flro in the Iowa State capltol causes $250,441 dam- FOREIGN Russian press snys that war Is nearer than ever Japan continues to muke preparations for war. ...Fourteen j'ooplo slaughtered by natives In -New Guinea. MOUNTAIN AND COAST Sugar bounty law of Idaho ls attacked In tho Supreme court ...The greatest snow In several years Is reported In the northern part of Montana Idaho Falls experi enced the groatest year In her history In 1903. CITY Oleomargarlno to be placed on salo In the city for tho first llmo In many years. ..Manager Campbell plans better car and light service for the city.... Mayor Morris tranfmlts his first message to the City Council ...Jeweler Llchtenstcln re tires from business Large crowd of young Republicans goes to Ogden Po lice havo new clew as to the origin of tho Infant found at the garbaKc crematory New City Council holds Its first session and elects Frank J. Hewlett president.... Two holdups follow C. J. Crabtrcc but fall to catch him..!. Board of Public Works sends a communication to the Council and members offer their resignations to Mayor Morris.. ..Swede suspceica of Insanity piovcs to bo suffering; from delirium tre mens County Commissioners grant franchise to the Indopcndent Telephone company. ..Leslie Houghton assaults his father and attempts to escape from the police station Adcllna Pattl fif?ns to an audience of 4000 at tho Tabernacle.... Bank clearings. J651.S52 Yesterday's . stock sales 21,155 shares for J7803 50. . Oro and bullion settlements during the day, 5SI.9O0. LOVE FEAST AT 0.GDEN - - - Republicans Hold an Inau gural Ball. 63VERN9R WELLS SPEAKS Congratulates Members of the Party en Success. Mayor Glasmtinn Delivered Address, Confining His Remarks to History Bepublican Administration. TRIBUNE SPECIAL.! Ogden, Jan. .4. The Republican inaugural ball at Dlgnon's hall on .Grand avenue last evening was a pro nounced success. So much so that It was necessary to hold an overflow meeting at Conley's hall on Washing ton avenue to accommodate all who v anted to dance. The crowd was Im mense, Dlgnon's hall being packed to suffocation, and before the exercises began, which opened with an address by Gov. Wells. The Governor began his speech by re ferring to the result of the election In Salt Lake City and Ogden and felici tated the Ogden Republicans on their pronounced victory. He congratulated them upon retaining control of city affairs, and hoped that they would maintain their supremacy In Weber county. He closed by predicting a. suc cessful administration for the Incom ing officials of the city, and also pre dicted Republican victory in county and State. Mayor Glasmann followed Gov. Wells, and his remarks were confined to the history of the work of the past Re publican administration. Facts and figures wer,e presented by the Mayor showing that the Republican adminis tration of the past two years had been the most economical In the history' of the city, and yet, nt the same time, had accomplished the most good for the citizens. He cited the fact that great Improvement had been made in the city during the past two years, and yet there had been a eufTlclent surplus to apply on the debts of the city. After Mr. Glasmann's address punch "was served and then the party retired to the ballroom and danced until midnight. The celebration was a pronounced success from every point . of view. So great was the crowd that hundreds of people could not get on the dancing floor, and Conley's hall on Washington avenue was opened and the overflow pent to that place. There was a large number of Republicans from Salt Lake, Including a number of the- State officers. Among these were Gov. Wells, Secre tary of State Hammond, Attorney General Breedcn, Auditor C. S. Tlngey. State Dairy Commissioner Helner and State Coal Mine Inspector Gomer Thomas. The party returned to Salt Lake at 12:25 o'clock. After the ball was over I. la. Clark and A. T. Wright gave an Informal banquet to the visiting State officials whose names appear above. Te ban quet was given at the Weber club and wa3 a most enjoyable affair. SALT LAKERS ATTEND. Many Enthusiastic Young Republi cans Go to tho Inauguration. Between 100 nnd 150 members of tho Toung Men's. Republican club left on a special train at 0:30 last night for Ogden to partlclpato In tho Inauguration of tho new Republican officials of that city. Tho crowd waa enthusiastic and Included a number of city and county offlolal3. County Clork Jamos, who had expected to muke tho trip, was prevented because of Illness In his family. Among thoso who left on tho special last night were: Gov. Wells. County Recorder Walter J. Mucks, Land und Wator Commissioner .1 P. McKnlght. P. P ChrlstenHen, W. V. Langenbnckor, R. N, Johnson, W, J Leaker, Col. Squires. J. O. Ny.strom, J. Parley Whlto, A. J. Davla, Thonian Hob dav, A. B. Bovrldiro, J. L. May, Richard Barthol, JU D. Martin, F, C. Ioufborow. CITY GOVERNMENT IS PLACED IN NEW HANDS Change of Administration Took Place at Noon. REPUBLICANS ARE UNITED Frank J. Hewlett Unanimously Elected President Council. Mayor Morris Transmits His Eirst Message to the City Fathers All Appointments Confirmed. The new administration look up the reins of the city municipal government at noon. The Republican city officials stepped put and the Democrats stepped Jn. There was little ceremony connect ed with the change. The old Council held its final session and adjourned sine die at 11:35 o'clock. The new members took the scats of tho?e retiring sharp af noon and were but a few moments In selecting a president, REPUBLICANS STOOD TOGETHER. Frank J. Hewlett, Republican and the oldest member of the body, was chosen to fill the executive chair. E. A. Har tensteln, Democrat, was named for the pdesldency, but the Republicans stood together to a man on their first ballot to be caBt and Hewlett was elected by a vote of S to 5, neither of the nominees voting. After the selection of the per manent chairman the new Council at tended to some minor matters and ad journed at 12:30 o'clock to meet next Monday night at 8 o'clock. GAVEL FOR COTTRELL. The old Council met at 10:45 In the forenoon to hold Its last session. Be fore the body was called to ordor the city park-keeper distributed pretty nosegays among- the members and oth ers present. At the close of the session a handsome Ivory gavel was given to the rcllrlng president, Cottrell, by his feJlow-members. The presentation speech was made by Councilman Fern strom, who expressed the appreciation of the members, and especially that of the minority, for the justness of his rul ings at trying times, when a man Is very apt to let his feelings run away with his judgment Mr. Fernstrom gave the token of esteem In person to the president and Mr. Cottrell In a brief and feeling speech thanked the members for the symbol of their esteem and appreciation of the efforts he had made, In presiding over the often turbu lent body. AN ELEGANT GAVEL. The gavel, which was encased In a pretty leather box. Is an elegant piece of work. The hammer Is of Ivory, tho handle of ebony and the silver trim mings engraved appropriately. On a wide band of sliver around the body are inscribed the names of the Council man, with a gold shield of the joint building attached. Two other small circlets of silver finish off the hammer part and on another band around the handle is Inscribed: "Presented to Charles Cottrell. Jr., Jan. -1, 1904." A cone of silver caps the tip of the han dle. The engraving ls handsomely ex ecuted and the present, mrde by tb McConnhay Jewelry company, is a fine piece of work. The Intermission between the ad journment of the old and the conven ing of the new Council was spent In general felicitation. The new city offi cials, as well as the old, and many others were present and partook In the general handshaking. NEW COUNCIL CONVENES. The new Council was called to order by City Recorder John S. Crltchlow, and on motion of A. J. Davis, Council man Tuddcnham was chosen as tempo rary chairman. It was then voted that nominations for president be In order, and the name of Mr. Hewlett was pre sented without remark of any kind by A. J. Davis. Joseph H. Preccc. from the Second ward, seconded the nomina tion, as did also Mr. Black. E. A. Har tcnstelu was nominated by Fornstrom and seconded by E H. Davie. No other nominations were made, and without the least demonstration a roll call vote was taken. PRES. HEWLETT'S REMARKS. The new president was escorted to the chair by Councllmen Fernstrom nnd Davis, A. J., and after being Intro duced by tho former spoke as follows: "I thank you for your action In con ferring this distinction upon me. I pledge you my best efforts to JUHtlfy your con fidence, and I know that I will have your hearty support and confidence, with out which I cannot hopo to succeed, "I fully reallzo that tho position, to uhc an old, familiar expression. Is not a bed of rosea, and If at any tine a ruling should bo mndo that you might consider unjust or unfair, kindly attribute It to a laqk of cood Judgment, for it will ba my especial aim to bo fair and Impartial and treat the members all alike. "J shall endeavor to push business as speedily as it might be consistent, for I bellove In short and profitable sessions; and I know that you will all bo more than pleased to aid me. "Hoping that our associations together during tho next two years may be of tho most cordial character, and that wo will work In harmony with tho other city offi cials for good government, so much so that the united pooplo of Salt Lake Cltv, regardless of tholr religious or political complexion, can say: "Well done, good and faithful servants." It will then bo a plcasuro to look back on our tlmo spent hero a.s profitable and bo a happy re membrance." MEMBERS CHOOSE SEATS. The Councllmen In the meantime had taken seats temporarily, the Democrats .(Continued on Pago 1L) X SMOOrs ANSWER TO CHARGES READY X FOR COMMITTEE X 4- Washington, Jan. 4. Former Rep- Hf- rcsentatlve R. W, Taylor of Ohio, who has been engaged by opponents -f- of Senator Reed Smoot to assist -f- in the fight to prevent the Senator 4- 4- from retaining his seat In Congress, 4- -- had an Interview today with Sen- 4- 4- ator Burrows, chairman of the 4- 4- Co.nmlttce on Privileges and Elec- -f 4- tlons, concerning the protests 4- which have been filed. 3enator 4- -f- Smoot saw Senator Burrows al30 4- and gavo notice that hla answer 4" 4- to the charges Is ready to bo sub- 4 4- ailttcd, Mr. Taylor was tho 4- 4- floor leader in the successful cf- 4- fort that prevented Brlgham H. 4" Roberts taking his scat In tho 4- 4- Houso of Representatives, and will 4" 4- be. associated with John G. Car- 4- lisle In tho effort to defeat Sena- 4- 4: tor Smoot, 4 4- Senator Smoot submitted to 4- 4- Chairman Burrows tonight his re- -f 4- ply to the charges, which reply 4- 4- will he presented to the commltteo 4- at a meeting to bo called this week. 4-4-4-4-4-4- 4-4-4-4-4-4- 4-4-4- CHANGE IN LAND LAWS. Commission Will Visit Utah to As certain Views of the People of the State. ITR1BUNB SP1X.TAL. Washington, Jan. 4. On January 20th F. E. Newell and Gifford Plnchot, two members of the Public Land commis sion appointed by President Roosevelt to investigate the workings of the pub licland laws, will be in Salt Lake City and hold public hearings to ascertain the views of the people of Utah. At the hearing on that day any and all persons Interested in public land mat ters will be given nn opportunity to present their view, either orally or In writing. The commission will en deavor to not only secure local Ideas as to the necessity for modification In the laws affecting title to lands, but will branch out Into the forest reserve and irrigation legislation, which Is of such paramount importance nt the present time. On the 22nd the commission will con tinue the hearings in Denver. The first hearings will be held In Portland, where the commission will attend the annual convention of the National Livestock association. CASE AGAINST EAGLES0N. Interior Department Has Dropped the Matter for the Time Being. TRIBUNE SPECIAL. Washington, Jan. 4. For the time be ing the Interior department has dropped the case against Surveyor-General Eagles6n of Boise, Ida., and Clerk Paynton. who Is Eagleson's subordi nate. Senator Heyburn and Repre sentative French have at least shown that there Is grave reason to doubt that Eagleson persists in Ignoring orders from Commissioner Richards?, and have stoutly insisted that Paynton ls not in I elllclcnt, as reported, but on the con trary has an exceptional record as clerk. SENTENCE REMITTED. President Has Pardoned an Army Of ficial Convicted by Court Martini. Washington, Jan, 4. The President ha3 romlttcd the unexecuted portion of tho sentence of Imprisonment In tho case of Second Lieut. Shelby L. Rucker of tho Phlllpplno scouts. This officer was con victed by court martial at Manila of embezzling about 52000 of subsistence funds and sentenced to bo dismissed and to be Imprisoned for one year. Ho has already served about six months of his term. Clemency In his case was recom mended by the court which tried him. He ls a son of Gen. Rucker of the army. SMOOrs FIRST BILLS. Senator Introduces Two Measures, One to Reimburso Postmaster at Wanship. .TRIBUNE SPECIAL. Washington. Jan. 4. Senator Smoot Introduced his first bill today. One proposes to relmburrc George W. Young, postmaster at Wanship, Utah, for postage stamps stolen from his safe valued at $163. The other increases the pension of Margaret' Liddleto $15 j per month. I VALUABLES LOST IN FIRE. Officers Busy Digging Out Watches, Rings, Hair Pins and Furs From Ruins Iroquois Theater. Chicago, Jan. 4. Probably $25,000 worth of artlcloB lost In the firo arc still uniden tified. Dorons of pieces of Jewelry arc frozen In the Ico In the ill-fated theater, and officers were busy all day digging out watches, rings, hairpins and furs. Typhoid Epidemic Feared. Klttanlng, Pa., Jan. 4. Gravo foaro ex ist that Klttanlng may havo an cpldomlc of typhoid fover. There aro 100 casco and tho dlseaso Is Increasing rapidly So ar tho death rato has boon smalU i SUGAR BOUNTY LAW I IN IBAHi H ATTACKED IN COURT I Validity ef Act Argutd ie- fore Supreme Ceurt. CAME UP ON A 1EMURRER H Attarntys Appear fir tht Amir-. , lean Brldgt Ctmpany, i Six Points Raised by the Attorney- IH General Judge Quarles Speaks' ! for the Plaintiffs. ! TRIBUNE SPECIAL.! j Boise, Ida., Jan. 4. Argumonts were j heard by the Supreme court today In the case Involving tho validity of the IH sugar bounty law and the validity of certain bond Issues authorized by the Legislature. The case came up on de- murrer to the application of Edward Stein for a writ of prohibition restrain- lng the Governor, Attorney-General, lfl State Auditor and State Treasurer from issuing or registering Stato bonds un- der the terms of the deficiency bond act IH and other measures passed by the Scv- IJ enth Legislature. Attorneys appeared for the American Bridge company, con- tractors for the Wclser bridge, the IJ bonds for which are Involved In the ap- plication, represented by this corpora- tion; also the University of Idaho, tho maintenance and improvement bonds jH of which are attacked. The points t raised by Attorney-General Bagley were as follows: JH First the ofllcial capacity of the dc- Jl fendants and of the boards created by the Constitution and law's of the State of Idaho, authorized to perform the 1 acts mentioned and complained of in ' the petition docs not sufficiently appear therein. Second The writ of prohibition -will not issuo to prohibit or restrain the acts of executive or ministerial offl- Third The petition does not state ll facts sufficient to show that the ap- ! proprlatlons made by the last Legisla- lll turc exceed the limitations contained in section 11, article 7, of the Constltu- jH Fourth The petition does not state facts sufficient to show that the State's Indebtedness exceeds the limitations contained in section 1, article S, of the Constitution. Fifth The acts of the Legislature re- iH f erred to In the petition cannot be col- H laterally attacked In application for pro- '1 hlbltlon. Sixth The petition does not state IH facts sufficient to show that the plain- JH tiff is entitled to the issuance of the writ of prohibition In this case. ill Judge Quarles- spoke at length In sup- ll port of the petition. He devoted much H of his argument to the sugar bounty act, claiming that If subsidies can be 'll granted for sugar they can be provided for any other product. PUBLIC HALLS CL0SEI. Practically Impossible Jo Hold House Meeting of Any Kind in Chi- jH cago Outside of Churches; Chicago, Jan. 4. After tonight It will jH for some weeks at least be practically Ijl impossible to hold a house meeting of any kind outside of churches. Building Commissioner Williams tonight Issued an order closing all public halls, dance halls and turnverein halls and all aim-' t liar places of public assemblage until1 Jl Inspection has Bhown they are comply lng with all provisions of 'the building ordinance. As thero arc moro than 5000 jl halls In Chicago, ranging in size from IH those that will accommodate fifty per- jH sons up to those with a seating capac lty of 500, this order will affect prob- ably as many persons as the theater- . jM closing order. Protests were numerous, ' but tho Building Commissioner wo In- jl cxorable. MADE HOMELESS 1Y FIRE. H Delaware Apartment Building in Chi- . cago Destroyed; Occupants Have ;' Narrow Escape. - Chicago, Jan. A. In the burning of ( the Delaware apartment building this . jH evening 150 persons were rendered homeless, and there were many nar- row escapes from death in the flames, jl Tho building is a relic of the World's 'IH fair construction period. It was a ill frame. The fire was started by the ifl lamp of a plumber who crawled under- jjH ncath tho building to repair a water ,B pipe. The Inmates were compelled to flee without anything except their ' clothing. Several of them sustained slight injuries?, but nobody was se- ; rlously hurt. Loss. $20,000. Postmasters Ohoson. i'J TRIBUNE SPECIAL. V Washington, Jan. L Postmasters ap- -llH pointed today woro: l lH Idaho Southwlck, Noz Purees county.; lH Potcr F. Spekker, vice Walter 33. Dog-) H zott, resigned. Wyoming Suaaor, Johnson county. Ami D. Finch, vice Honry W DaYlr rejlsaiwi.