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!Vol. XlJYl. No. 265. Salt Lao City, Utah, Wednesday Moknhg, Jaotjary 6. "? 904-12 Pag-es, Five Gents. ' H
CESSIONS MADE
BY RUSSIA
WIN HER PROPOSAL
Rvecl These Will Prov
iAcceptable to Japan.
TEWIN6E8 PEACE NEAR
r Thought That Crisis Has
Beon Passed.
m
,: g .Hopes in Many ' Circles That
lif Htr Can Announco on Thursday
'Cm" Thtvt Peace Is Assured.
loa 1 Petersburg, Jan. C In her
'. ' 5toJapan, Russia made great con-
ttzi ons, and hopps her proposals will
" acceptable to Japan.
CSEj cForelgn office Informed the Asso-
td Press today Hint Instructions
been sent to Viceroy Alexioff, on
h the reply was based. The latter
i drawn up In the most conciliatory
)K m ? , t - i
.; 'accepted, while others made the
EES; ft jet of extended observations and J
5jCK met by counter proposals.
rrr1 EGATIONS ARE INFORMED,
i e statement made by the foreign
:r-r at St Petersburg to the Assocl
Enft... press today regarding the lnstruo
itSit to Viceroy Alexlerf was corn
s' j fcd to the British foreign dlllcc
ptlic Japanese legation here. They
Wxpre3sed pleasure at the fact
SRKjjMtiusla had evinced such a friend- j
SjKude, but they said no definite
rBslons could be drawn until the
0f tno counter proposals was.
"n. The Japanese legation reitsr-
Jfoint the cardinal points of the
yj'SBrtse proposals admitted of.no
MSi.yef-prpposals and said that if a
Aug point wore Included among
accepted there was a possibility I
Opposed to Seating Smoot.
Denver. Jan. 5. Tho local ministerial
alliance has adopted resolutions In oppo
sition lo the seating of United States Sen
ator Reed Smoot.
ARCTIC WEATHER PREVAILS. :
J jf Kew York, Jan. S Dispatches from every section of the State tell of 4-
ecord-brealtlr'ig cold weather. At a number of points within twenty miles
f this city the thermometer marked 20 to 30 degrees below zero at dawn
Stay. The coldest weather In many years was reported throughout the
J2S Adirondack region last night. At Saranac Lake it wad 40 below and at 4-
iake Placid 41 below. For the past four nights the 'thermometer has 4-
?2 Mistered not less than 12 below anywhere, and as low as 41 below at 4-
Imt points in northern New York. An average temperature of f.O below 4
ro prevailed throughout the central and western part of the Stale. At
uh&S1 evoral points north of Utlca Inst night the mercury went to r.0 below.
ai'K
"tchlng a settlement by further ne----jjttlonE.
"ITOITE-WINGBD PEACE NEAR.
ierc arc strong hopes In many cir-
OJaJBtlmt on Thursday next, the Russian
S-fpatmas, the C74ir may be able to
--onnce that peace la assured.
T0e flurry on the bourse yesterday
lfl ?imxplttlned by bankers ns being duo
-Mt annual settlement of operations
tffiwythey add that It was wholly unln
Jt ? tcd by the far Eastern situation.
-PbiXN TROOPS DISPATCHED.
jttQBlgeml-offlclal dlnpatch to a news
&wyfrom Vladlvostock and private
-fwmatlon from Mukden state that,
& 'mjt to disturbances between tlic
gna and the Japanese in Korea,
IWRusslan second rifle regiment, at
fftKu.Il Etrcngth. has been dispatched
l--j2lBCoreA ,n order to protect Russian
LOOjJjrcBts there.
JUTLOOK VERY WARLIKE.
QflU r London Press Correspondents
i View tho Situation.
rOJ ndon. Jan, C "Nobody will eus
the captain of an American man
SS? r of being a scheming alarmist."
tho Standard editorially this
Qlng. This sentence expresses the
vjl taken by the preas of Great 13rl
fll1 k of the grave condition of - things
je far east as revealed by the fact
i: the United States Government
! It necessary to send marines to
1 Tor the protection of American
0-Mt8. "While It is still hoped that
ciJJBceful Issue may be found this ac
the United States Is hpld to in
V .that the view of the situation
i'at Washington is that the crisis
-THlng rapidly to the danger point.
.rffflf'0" of the U. S. Government Is
"tfjylly aPProved.
81vfc-. VIEW OF THE POST.
jBpi'lIorrilng Poat says, editorially:
landlnc of American marines
fk.Wt, tnat the United States is not
8Ki'ng tnc far eastern Imbroglio
Kgyt Intelligent interest. Wo hope
yreM; ICoatlnucd on Pngo 1L),
4 -- -r-r-r- -r -r --
X BLUE JACKETS X
GUARD AMERICAN X
X ' LEGATION AT SE6UL
4- Seoul, Korea, Jan. G. A dc-
tachment of thirty-five marines
f- from the U. S. S. Aricksburg, now -f
lying at Chemulpo, arrived here -f-
yesterday as a guard for the
American legation. Another body -f
of seventy marines will arrive
tomorrow. -f
4- The United States supply hip
4- Zaplilro Is also at Chemulpo. 4-
4- where Russia, Japan, and Great 4-
4- Britain have each' one man-of 4-
4- war. 4-
4- Quiet prevails here but the 4-
4- palace Is heavily guarded by the 4-
4- ICorean army. 4-
"4- The movements of the Japan- 4-
4- esc troops and lleet are unknown 4-
4- here. The attitude of the Kor- 4-
4- can Government Is unchanged. 4-
4- Solicitude is shown as to what' 4-
4- may hnppeh on the arrival of 4-
4- Japanese troops. 4-
4 t 4 M 0 H M H M M M -t-
BOMB IM CELLAR.
It Is Exploded While Labor Union Is
Holding a Meeting on tho
Floor Above.
New York. Jan. 5. A mysterious
explosion last night caused considerable
excitement among several hundred
members of the Ilouscmlth's union who
were in session In the Teutonla assembly-room
at Third avenue and Fifteenth
street.
While the delegates were busy dis
cussing union affairs a terrific explo
sion shook the building. In the bar on
the ground floor, glassware was de
Ktroycd and the patrons lied to the
street. '
Investigation after the smoke cleared
showed that a Japanese bomb of paper
and tin hnd been t off. The damago
was confined, however, to the glass
ware. Members of an opposition union
are charged with the deed.
LODGE TALKS ABOUT PANAMA
Senate Devotes Entire Session Listen
ing to Speech of Senator on
Isthmian Alfairs.
Vushlnglon, Jan. C Practically the en-,
tire session of the Senate today was de
voted to a speech by Mr. Lodge on the
filiation on the Ixthmus of Panama. He
discussed the abstract question of the
right of the President to recognize the
independence of a now nation and con
cluded that such a prerogative pertains
exclusively to tho o:Tlco of the chief ex
ecutive. Mr. Lodge arcuod that our in
tervention in Panama had been only in
tho Interest of peaco and contended that
the President hnd not sono a step beyond
what the propriety called for. The con
clusion of the speech was devoted to the
political aspect of the question and In
thai connection he referred to tho
speeches made at the Democratic banquet
In New York last night.
Mr. Halo Introduced a resolution re
quiring the commissioners of the District
of Columbia to report on the condition of
theaters In Washington. It wa3 ugrccd
to without debate.
Mr. Gorman Introduced a resolution
asking the President to supply the Sen
ate Information- as to tho various In
stances of Intervention on tho part of tho
United Statr.i In the Isthmus of Panama,
saying that tho information requested
would be In the line of Mr. Lodgo'H
speech. He asked for Immediate consid
eration of the resolution but Mr. Alllaon
objected and consideration was postponed.
Then at 2:50 p. m. the Senate went Into
executive session and at 3 o'clock adjourned.
INSURANCE WILL ADVANCE
Figures Show That Last Year's Firo
Loss Was the Greatest in tho
Past Ten Years.
New York, Jan. G. A record of loss
by tiro In the United States and Canada
for the year just closed compiled by the
Journal of Commerce, shows a total of
$150,103,700.
This Is the greatest sum since 1S93,
With th exception ol 1300 and 1901;-
WHAT DIFFERENCES
ARE BETWEEN
RUSSIA AND JAPAN
Czar Proposed That Neutral
Zone Be Established.
THIS JAPAN HAS DECLINED
Mikadf Holds That Ho Should
Control Peninsula. j
Diplomat Who Gives Out This Infor- ,
mation Confident, However,
Russia Will Give Way.
Paris, Jan. 5. It developed today
that the greatest difference between
Russia and Japan arises from the pro
posal made by Russia that a neutral
zone shall be established extending
from Plngynng- In Korea, on the south
to the Russian frontier on the north.
The Russian Government has expressed
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TO PUT AN END TO COAL STRIKE
I (TRIBUTE SPECIAL.) t
T Helpt.'r, Dial), .Jan. S. A. King, attorney for the strikers,. and (.. V. Kramer, yice-
t .president of the Utah Fuel company, were in conference at (.'as tie Gate loda.y relative to a set- T
f . i. lenient of the strike. . t. . ... . t
It is stated tliat the company has consented to purchase the houses which have been
erected by niiners, or io pay for any improvements which the miners have made on its prop- X
4- erty. The concession is said to be satisfactory to the strikers. X
4- Rncli an agreement would mean a speedy termination of the difficulties, and would free
4- the county of all persons who are objectionable tu the company.
t MHtltlllllHIIH t4-MH-44- U M t M m'm.M t 4 MrH; 4- 4-4- 4- 4-M-4 4-44-4- MM t
a willingness lo recognize the prcpon
derlng influence of Jnpan In the re
malndor of Korea and the two powers
are agreed respecting the principle of
the Integrity of China and of Korea.
Japan, however, saw no reason why
the proposed neutral zone should be
established, holding that the entire
peninsula should be the subject to her
prepondering Influence.
The attitude of Russia Is believed to
be due to the fact that If Japan con
trols Korea she will thereby be able to
more easily menace Port Arthur as
well as Vladlvostock.
The diplomat who gave the Associat
ed Press the foregoing information ex
pressed himself as confident that Rus
sia in her reply to Japan will give way
on thl? vital point.
STEEL TRUST DIVIDEND.
Directors United States Combination
Pass Common Stock, But Re
member the Preferred.
New York. Jan. G. The directors of
the United States Steel corporation met
this afternoon, J. Plerpont Morgan and
John D. Rockefeller, Jr , being among
those prefient. The" directors passed the
dividend on the common stock, but do
clared the regular quarterly dividend
of per cent on the preferred slock.
The net earnings for the quarter end
ing December 31st were reported to bo
$14.Slfi.012. as against ?31,9S5,759 for the
same period in 1902
Mess Beef for Russians.
Denver. Jan 5. Tho announcement was
made at the of fires of the Colorado Pro
vision and Packing company of this city
that a contract was today concluded with,
representatives of the Russlun Govern
ment for 700,0(0 pounds of mess beef.
THIS MORNING'S NEWS.
ALL. OVER THIS COUNTRY Chicago
horror found to be due to criminal neg
lect.... Two men tarred and feathered at
Corvallly, Or New York man afflicted
Ulh anthrax Fire fighting force In or
ganized at the White houso ..Bomb ex
plodes in a cellar In New York under a
labor union meeting United Mine
Workers djcclde to support members on
strike. ...Resolution In the United States
Senate demanding information on Pan
ama . Klro Insurance figures show that
tho loss of last year was the greatest In
ten years.. ..Cold wave sweeps over the
Bast. ...Fifty thousand dollars to bo
raised to fight crime In Chicago Re
ported In Chicago that the Chicago & Al
ton will be sold to tTn!on Pacific Num-
bor of failures In 19(0 reaches 97C5 . Fire
In a factory In Philadelphia endangers the
I lives of girls.. ..Dowlc expects to
found a city oil' the coast of Texas on an
Island.
FOREIGN Russia makes concessions
to Japan which It Is thought tend toward
peaco Korea would open her ports to
the world but Ruxala stands In the way.
... In Frunco war Is expected between
Russia and Japan Two lives loat In a
lire In Montreal.
MOUNTAIN AND COAST Two trans
ports to be prepared at once In San Fran
cisco for carrying troops "Woman and
her C-year-old daughter placed In the
i bullpen at Cripple Creek for Jeering at
I the soldlL-rs... Young half-breed Indian
found shot through the head at Van
couver. ., Man who attempted to kill an
other Is given one day In Jail In Donver.
Men killed In the mine in Butte are
laid to rest Three young men plead
guilty to Yungblood murder In Denver. ..
James Anderson di-mands heavy damages
from Wyoming stockmen... A. W. Rogers
tries to kill himself with a knife at Raw
lins. Wyo Government assayer checks
up thu books In Boise
STATE January term of the District
court opens In Rlchlleld.. .Fine now
school building dedicated In American
Fork Svlor county people hold a mass
meeting In the Interest of the sugar fac
tory.. City government of Logan
changes hands Judge Booth makes set
ting of case. for tho January term pf the
District court In Provo.
CITY Board of Education elects a full.
Set of officers, deposing Clerk Moreton..,
Young man detained in Ogden' for taking
his mother's property Socialists agree
to launch a now paper , . .Prof. Swendsen
makes un important report on the Utah
lake project, ..Pattl and her parly leave
for the coast.. .Hungry man orders eggs
for oyster Italian laborer instantly
killed by a falling rork In a stone quarry
. ..New township formed In Salt Lako
county Burglar Is arretted because he
stole soap. ...Revival of sports at the
University .Schedule of Intercollegiate
debate Is being arranged al the Univer
sity Company Incorporates to form and
operate the Utah Slate band Walker'
Brothers' Dry Goods company Increases
Its capital stock State Auditor TIngey
Is ready to apportion school money .
Harry T. Duke will try for a parole be
fore the Stale Board of Pardons Sister
of Frank Rose writea from St. Louis
claiming that the man Is Insane Li
brary report shows that the people road
mostly fiction Commercial club makes
the Initial moe for a new clnbhou.se... .
Real estate transfers, S.S52." Bank clear
ings, Sc&CUSS .. .Yesterday's stock sales.
18.070 shares for Jb"7S1.73....0re and bullion
settlements during the day. 5112.900.
CRUSADE AGAINST CRIME.
Pund of S50,000 Is to Be Raised to
Pight the Municipal Graft in
Chicago.
Chicago. Jan. 5. To raise $50,000 to
enforce the laws and prosecute the cru
sade against crime Is the object of a
committee Jur.t appointed by the Chica
go Citizens' "graft" committee. James
H. Eckels, president of the Commercial
National bank, will act as chairman of
the new committee on wuys and means.
Every member of the committee has
personally accepted the appointment.
' The money will be secured from the
business Interests of Chicago.
, i i i i i i n i m i i i i n n mut
TAR AND FEATHERS
COVER TW0
MEN AT CORVALLiS
Holy Roller Apestlss Given j
Long Promised Coat J
ORDERED TO LEAVE COUNTRY
Twenty Cltlzflns-Composod Mob
Who Caught Thsm.
Men Stripped and Covered With a
Coating That Will Be Difficult
to Remove.
Corvallls, Or.. Jan. G. Creftleld and
Brookr. the Holy Roller apostles, have
at last received the long-promised coat
of tar and feathers.
Last night about 10 o'clock twenty
determined citizens went across the
river into Linn county and took the two
men from the cottage where they had
been harbored, brought them back and
escorted Hum to the southern part of
(he town, where they were stripped
and thoroughly tarred and feathered.
They were then released and told that
if they were ever caught In Corvallls
again they would be lynched.
About 12 midnight friends of the vic
tims roused up a druggist and pro
cured turpentine and oil for the purpose
of removing the obnoxious covering.
This morning about daylight Crcflleld
and Miss Maud Hurl, the oldest daugh
ter of O. V. Hurt, drove to Albany,
where they were married about 9
o'clock.
When asked In regard to this matter
Mr. Hurt said: "It took place without
my knowledge or consent, but as both
parties are of age 1 could not have
stopped It."
, VARILLA T0 RESIGN.
Minister Prom Panama Who Signod
Canal Treaty With Hay Is
to Step Out.
Washington. Jan. n. Philippe Bunau
Varilla, the Minister from Panama
and the joint signer with Secretary
Hay or the canal treaty, will resign
his oince dfter the exchange of ratifi
cations of the treaty between the
Washington and Panama Governments.
His successor. It Is said, will be Sir.
Aroscmena, a prominent lawyer of
Panama, whose son Is now secretary of
legation here. M. Bunatt-Varllla prob
ably will go to Paris after his resignation.
THIS WILL MEAN WAR.
4-
X X
I Paris, Jan. 6. The Chee-Foo correspondent of the Paris-edition of t
J the New York Herald cables as follows: I
:: "Eight thousand Japanese troops are ready to land at.Masampho, X
:: and their landing will probably mean war. J
"A regiment of Cossacks is expected at Port Arthur. Reserves are
t being removed from Blagoveschensk (the capital of the Amur province in i
t Eastern Siberia to Tsitschiar, in Manchuria.) X
"The position of the troops in Manchuria is being re-arranged, but i
f. their location is kept a secret.''
;?.H.tjt.Lt.t.tt.LI..H.U MJ.t.M.LKI . I KM M:t'fn t t f M t t I H.H ri4!l H H I m.t I I t I M :M..H.tJ.Li.
X AMERICAN NAVAL X
OFFICERS CONSIDER
SITUATION VERY 6RAVE X
4
4- Washington. Jan. 5. Tho Navy 4-
4- department Is In receipt of two 4-
-- cablegrams from tho commanding 4-
4- officer of the United States 4-
4- Bteamer Vlcknburg at Chemulpo. 4-
4- dated tho -1th and 5th lnsts., re- 4-
4- spectively, as follows: 4-
4- "After consultation with Amcrl- 4-
4- can Minister wc are of the same
4- opinion. Aspect of affairs very 4-
4- grave at Seoul. There is much fear 4-
4- of riot by Korean soldiers. I havo
4- completed arrangements to send 4-
tho company of marines overland 4-
4- by railroad at the critical moment: 4-
4- also about thirty-five men and field -f
4- gun from this vessel nt Chemulpo 4-
4- If deemed necessary." 4-
4- Tho second message Is as fol- 4-
4- Iowa: "Two officers and thirty-alx 4-
4- men left at 10 a. m. for Seoul. Tho
4- remainder of guard Is prepared If
-f any demand. Thero is little change 4-
In the situation." 4-
4-4-
WILL SUPPORT MINERS.
United Mine-Workers Decide to Sup
port Members Who Are Out
on a Strike.
Indianapolis, Jan. 5. At this after
noon's session of the conference be
tween the national executive board of
the United Mine Workers and Presi
dent Mitchell. Vice-President Lewis
and Secretary Wilson, It was decided
that the striking miners of district 15,
commonly known as the Colorado dis
trict, and the miners of West Virginia,
who are striking for an Increase In pay,
should be supported by the national
organization. ' The executive officers
will decide on the method of support.
There are 10,000 miners affected by this
decision In the Colorado district and
about 1000 in the West Virginia district.
Wants Young Baker Appointed.
TRIBUNE SPECIAL.
Washington, Jan. 5. Senator Heyburn
todav requested the President to appoint
H W. Baker, son of Capt. Jesso H. Baker.
cadet-at-larKO to the Annapolis naval
academy. Both Bakers were with him
hen he made the request Tho Prosldent
has taken the matter under advlsemenl.
PROMOTERS ARRESTEE.
Frank and John Jaeger Accused of
Using the Mails in Scheme
to Defraud.
Chicago, Jan. 5. Frank Jaeger and
John Jaeger, well known throughout the
United States as mining stock brokers
and promoteis, were arrested today on
the complaint of Postofflee Inspector
William M. Kelcham. on tho charge of
Using the mails In a scheme to defraud,.
The arrests were ordered by the Gov
ernments officials after an Inquiry had
been made Into the business methods of
the Model Gold Mining company and tho
Jaeger Oil company, of which concents
Frank Jaeger Is president and treasurer
and John Jaeger secretary. More than
$S00.0(O Is Involved In tho caso and tho
Federal authorities declare that sensa
tional revelations will be made when thu
prisoners nro arraigned In court.
The brothers were taken before a
United States commissioner. Their bond
wore fixed at SCCO0 each and they were
released on ball. At the request of Frank
Jaeger, who said ho Intended leaving Chi
cago a fow hours later with a party of
stockholders to attend the annual meet
ing of thn company at Prescott. Ariz.,
Commissioner Foolo continued the hear
ing of tho caoe to January ICth
According to the Federal officers tho
following mines and oil wells are included
in tho list of those fraudulently repre
sented In advertising matter sent through
the malls: McCabo Model. American
.Gold and Copper, Jessie Helen No. 3,
Gold Bug, Sink to Rise. North Model.
Alia. McKlnley, Helen No. 2. Copper
Queen, Liberty Boll, Bruce, Monopolls,
llerrou, Bachelor, Tom Reed. Copper
Crown. Belmont. Jaeger Oil company.
Model Oil company. Smokeless Briquette
company. Standard Briquette company.
Inspector Kctcham said today that ho
did not make the claim that the proper
tics arc of no value, but that the repre
sentations as to the earnings of tho prop
erties are fraudulent.
President Ftank Jaeger said: "The ar
rest of myself and brother Is purely spite
work. A couple of dissatisfied stockhold- i
ers wished to disrupt the company. We
have, made no minr'opresentallons and wo
will bring heavy;, damage sulto against
somcbody.''-
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GROSS CRIMINAL I
NEGLECT CAUSES ! H
IROQUOIS HORROR I
Asbestos Curtain Had Failed H
te Work Before. ; H
MANAGEMENT KNEW THIS I
Sansatien&l Evidence Regard
ing Helocaust in Chicago.
Curtain Manager Hakes Some Start '
ling- Disclosures and Details a lf
Itecent Fire in Play Houso.
IH
Chicago. Jan. 5. Evidence tending 1
to show grosser criminal neglect than
anything- previously developed was glv- i
en under oath today In the fire depart
ment Investigation of the Iroquois hor- IH
ror. Joseph Daugherty, who had
charge of the curtain, swore that two jH
weeks ago during a matinee perform
ahce there was a fire on the stage and
that when he attempted to lower the
asbestos curtain It was stopped by the ,
same obstruction that prevented Us op- I
eratlon last Wednesday, the fatal after- (
The curtain manager declared that he IH
protested at that time, but that no at- '
tention was paid, to his warning. In hi
opinion, if the curtain hod been run
down during the fatal matinee, tho ( jH
lives of many Jf not all the victims of
the disaster might have been saved.
It was only by the merest chance that
a panic was averted as the result of .
the first fire. The skylight at that time.
he said, was securely closed. 'H
FORMER FIRE INVESTIGATED. (
After an Interview with Daugherty,
Attorney Fulkorsom said tho rumor of .
a previous fire at the theater had been
I investigated several days ago, but as tM
: FIFTY BELOW ZERO IN THE EAST
4-' Boston. Jan. 5. Reports from all over New England Indicated In- (
tense cold today. At Salem, Mass.. the harbor was frozen over for the 4-
4- iirst lime in fifteen years. From New Hampshire, Keen reported 32 do- 4- iH
grees below zero, the, lowest in fifteen years, while at other places the 4:
4- mercury fell to 43 below. Wood River Junction. R. I., reported tho lowest 4-
4- temperature ever known. 30 below. Thermometers in Orange, Mass.. 4- jH
4- burst last night at 50 below zero. At Tulley, Mass., mercury went down 4-
4- to 41 below. William Pattlson was frozen to death In the snow at North 4-
4- Webster last night. For the first time In ten years the eastern and 4-
4- western passages of Nnrragansett Bay are closed by Ice. .Rutland, Vt., -4- iH
4- registers 44 below. ,H
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It had been denied by most of the au
thorltlcs, including Will J. Davis, and
he had been compelled to believe that jH
the report has hud no proper basis. 1
CURTAIN FAILED TO WORK. M
"So far as I can learn." said Attor-
ncy Fulkcrson, "the tire two weeks ao IH
was in a pile of combustible back of H
the stage, and was extinguished with- IH
out alarming- the audience. The fir 1
curtain failed to work, and why thlx 1
warning was disregarded is a matter H
that somebody will have to explain." JH
MADE UNDER OATH.
Daugherty's statement was made un- H
der oath. Speaking of the skylight H
on the day of the first fire, Daugh- H
erty declared that the skyllghtn
above the stage were closed, as were
the ventilatory between the skylights. H
The latter were designed to create an H
upward draught In case of fire. The H
ventilators were operated by a lever. H
but Daugherty declared no attempt wan H
made to open them during the fire 1
which came a few days later. , The H
ventilators were in perfect condition, he H
said, und had been operated n number H
of times during the engagement of the H
"Bluebeard" company. He could give jH
no explanation as to why the vents were H
not opened when the fire broke out. JH
OBSTRUCTION TO CURTAIN. jH
Recurring to the curtain, Daugherty H
Insisted that it was not a light on the jl
proscenium arch, but the five-foot plank H
which was used as a platform to mis- 'H
tain the spot light, which obstructed H
the asbestos curtain. H
ARRANGING FOR INQUEST.
Arrangements for the Inquest over lll
the bodies of victims wore completed lH
by Coroner Traeger today. Everything 'H
la now In readiness for the examination Jl
of witnesses when the. Inquiry begins jH
Thursday. Since the day after tho fire IH
the Sheriff's office has been busy scrv- H
lng supbocnacs on persons wanted .m jH
witnesses. One hundred and forty of iH
them have been summoned. H
States Attorney Beneen announced jH
today that no special Jury would be jH
called to investigate the fire and its at- H
tendant loss of life. The Coroner's jury
i is mulclng careful inquiry Into tho cnusc flH
of the fire and its attendant loss of life. ill
I and said he "will undoubtedly fix all Fl
Tesponelblllty," fl
, JB

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