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5kjT V. .. N ' WEATHER TODAY Cloudy, -with occasional snow.
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.

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