" WEATHER TODAY Portly cloudy. "
fjgfa. XTjYI. No. 269. Sait Lake City, Utah, SuAY'Moiaoya, January 10, 1904-32 Facts, Five Cents. II
IFour Lives Lost in a Marine Disas-pr-Most
Terrible Ever Known in
gj ' Straits of Juan De Fuca.. . . r.:v
I it Clallam of the
Ic - Victoria Fleet
Every Woman and
erce Storm, Which
ed Vessel's Ruin,
Wash., Jan. 9. The new
Jlallam, of the Seattle-Vlc-wenttoown
early thJs iriorn
iy between Smith island and
( in the straits of Juan de
:y-four persons Ave re drowned.
L. Thompson, Victoria,
ehman, Tacoma, customs In
T. Lawrence, Victoria, Yukon
R. Bolton. Alberta, B. C. -who
;r wedding tour,
law, Victoria, ship-owner,
'hompson, Tacoma, President
Shlngton Co-Operative kilning
J. C Gallnteley; Victoria, wife
mager of the Bank of Mon-.
ulse Harris. Spokane,
lin, Seattle, wife o restaurant
- ri.'ince, Kausas City, member of
U;i Daniels, musician, Kansas. City.
4 pe Hicks, Indianapolis, Ind.
mm T. Sulkns and two children, Port
""TI H. W. LaPlant and two' children,
08 ' fiuid Harlow.
J 2 Richards, Port Townsend.
HUM : Swancy, Seattle.
7. Gibbons, Tacoma.
OlSi tESIDENCE UNKNOWN.
'- fie Hjton.
BCOt) Aldenucr. . '
iickner. - v ,
Si3B, iCharks for.. .
lis Thomas. ' '.
JW 1 Joy
; Eunu y. v ' - '
-CjJ Campbell. '- - .-
'Tit . HookledfA. f -1
' ; liennan .,
-- T.cynoldn. "
. Jff ilurett. ,
" i ; Johnson. ', ' ' . ,
. - Jurney.
OCS' ;les Green.
EMBERS OF THE CREW.
lockwoou, freight clerk. Seattle.
M Smith, first assistant engineer,
$yi rles Manson, quartermaster, Se-
4 Llndhope. Quartermaster, Seattle.
futf'.lSPh' Jewell, 3aloon -watchman, Vlc-
"ORnder Harvey, mess-man, Seattle.
Jjflfcrt Currle, Ftoward, Victoria
!3Br"ey Sears, seaman, Victoria.
?Ksc HudFon, waiter.
Curran, second mate.
2m 'WOMEN SACRIFICED.
rJs!K woman and child aboard the
4Myn-'Ras a sacrifice to the fierce
dw.that raged in the stralta last
tfRMVlthln three miles of shore and
lypme when it nppeared certain the
rSWfa could not be saved, a desperate
jTjjfe'aH made to save the women and
aTiyn In the life boats.
FRAIL CRAFT SUNK.
iflm were nlaeed in Wc. first bont to
ike ship, which Captain Lawrence.
jtBpn pilot, volunteered to command
jjBplch was manned by deck-hands.
3WCI C1 mnt down within sight
vBfcCOND LIFE-BOAT LOST.
-jBKcond life-boat filled with male
Vtri! aud m comn,tin of Second
jf;;iKurrln. was proljably lost a few
ZUp later. Aboard the Clallam
gjiBr saw waves sweep passengers
JWelr hold on the scats and hurl
HyUo the waters.
HIRD BOAT SWAMPED.
j5ieh the life-boat was righted later.
ggnHfloat, a diligent search extending
jjn.M?;nty hour.1?, has failed to find
gB;Of her. More passengcra and
ifflHprR of the crew were lost when a
l&iLi1."e'DOat was swamped In an at
JjBK'to launch it.
3)IED FROM EXPOSURE. .
jftRp pnsEengera -were picked up by
5Bjarncr Eahata who had fastened
eervers about ihelr bodies. Tlicy
(P3 from exposure and their bodies
Wrought to Seattle today.
gJWvittHam was a staunch, new pos-
flHK(L"ontinued on Paj;o S.) j
HAB NO FIRE PROTECTION.
Teacher in Chicago Public Schools
Causes Sensation at a
Chicago, , Jan. 9. A meeting of the
relativesof people who were lost in the
fire was held this afternoon to agree
upon concerted action toward establish
ing responsibility for the fire and for
accomplishing the punishment of the
people who should be found guilty of
Several of the speakers at the meet
ing ui'gcd that if the coroner's jury
fixed the responsibility of the disaster
upon any of the city officials. they should
bo attacked in the civil courts and made
responsible for damages as long as their
property should lost.
Miss Lizzie Haley, a teacher In the
public schools, created something of a
sensation by declaring that many of the
public school buildings are absolutely
without protection against fire, and that
repeated protests by teachers and prin
cipals had produced no result and had
not even been hondred by a reply.
It was the sense of the meeting that
damage suits should be Instituted
against Klaw & Erlangcr, who repre- i
Gent the Eastern stockholders In the '
theater, and the manner of doing this
will be decided upon a,t the meeting
next Wednesday night.
;-LIMilE0 TRAIN WRECKED,
Rio Grande Passenger No, 1 Collides
"With'n Iiig-lit Engine "Near" "
Buena Vista, Colo.
TRIBUNE SPECIAL;. '
Buena Vista, Colo.. Jan. 9. Rio
Grande passenger train No. 1. west
bound, collided head-on with a light en
gine one and a half miles west of Reno
anu about ten miles south of here
shortly before G o'clock this evening, In
which Robert Bums, fireman on the
passenger locomotive, was killed. He
was shoveling coal Into the firebox when
the collision occurred, and was crushed
against the boiler head, and Instantly
Sylvanus Williams, engineer on the
passenger, saw the approaching loco
motive, and says he shouted warning
to his-fireman, but it Is probable that
Burns was killed before he knew of any
danger. Engineer Williams suffered a
rtrained ankle In Jumping, and a cut on
Engineer Jones, who is said to be re
sponsible for the wreck, jumped and
escaped without a scratch. David R.
Gordon, his fireman, who Jumped at the
same instant, had his face' burned by
escaping steam, but not seriously. None
of the passengers were hurt.
GEN. GORDON BEAD.
nramous Ex-Confederate Official Suc
cumbs to Illness at His Winter
Home in Florida.
At'.nntH, Ga., Jan. 9. Lieut. -Gen. John
Brown Gordon died at 'his winter home
near Miami, Fin , at 10:05 tonight. His
fatal Illness, which overtook him last
Wednesday, was congestion of tho stom
ach ad liver, following an acuto attack
of Indigestion, to which ho wan oubjoct.
Gen. Gordon had hi;cn unconscious nearly
all day. The beginning of tho end oc
curred this afternoon, serious complica
tions setting In, and by night his phynl
cians had abandoned all hope, as his kid-,
nova refused to secrete .md the symptoms
oC'uraemlc poison woro very decided. Ills
death was nillct
MRS. CLEVELAND'S HEALTH.
Despito Her Intense Grief Over Death
of Her Daughter, Her General
Health Is Good.
Princeton-, N. J.. Jan. 0. Despite 'her In
tense grief over thra death of her oldest
daughter, the general health of Mrs. G ro
ver Cleveland Is excellent, Dr. J. II, "VIck
off, the family phytUcian. announces. It
was feared that the sudden grief which
prostrated Mrs. Clovclund would culml
jatc In a seilourf Ulnex. Dr. Wlckoff oayn
the four Cleveland children show uo
signs of diphtheria. Although former
President Cleveland Is deeply affected by
the blow, his health Is good and tho phy
Hlclan anticipates no further lllncsa In tho
Big Steel Plant Hesumes.
Jolict. III., Jan. ft. Orders posted today
announce the resumption of work Mon
day In all tho Important departments of
tho Jollet plant of the Illinois Steel cpm
pany. The mills havo now been clooed
for four weeks. Nearly- 30W men aro recalled.
SHOCKLEY TELLS OF
HIS WAN0ERINQS ON
NIGHT OF MURDER
Police Officers Fail to Shake
HOLDING BACK ONE CARD
They Have Not Tald Him t
No Testimony Wantek Which Will
' Not Bolster Up the Theory, of -,.
Shockley's Guilt. .
Case Against Shockley. , -f
The case against John M. Shock-
ley up to date la based almost .cn- .
4- tlroly upon his own statements, -f
-f- These- aro tho reason of tho police, -f
4- department for believing him to bo
. the, street car, murderer: ... r -f
4- The hat' found hi the car fits him
-f- , perfectly. . ; !'.'.
' Percy" Prolhc-ro. 'says that Shock- -V
-h. Icy .said that- ho (Siickjoy) ; had 4-4-
shot ' two atrceUcarmgn.. " . 4-4-
Prothero says that Shockley was 4-4-
away from his room fo two hours 4-4-
and a half, covering the time of tho 4-4-
Shockley says that he onco 4-4-
owned a revolver add a hat like 4-4-
tho'so' found In' the car. 4-4-
He l8.unablo.to.namo.any.one -who
4- will support his alibi. 4;
4- On the other side of . the scale, It 4-4-
Is j but fair to tho prisoner to ob-" 4-'
4- serve: Shockley woro nnothcr hat 4;
4- both boforo and after the murder; 4-,
4- Proth'ero knew of the reward for 4-
i 4- information leading to the capture 4-4-
of the murderer before he mado his 4-4-
disclosures, and Shockley Insists 4-4-
that he gave his hat and revolver 4-4-
to another man several days before 4-4-
the murder. 4-4-
Tho statement of sovcrol strcot- 4-4-
car employees that. Shockley bears 4-4-
a general resemblance to the 4-.
4- masked man who committed other 4-4-
hold-ups Is too vaguo to be admit- 4--t-
ted In a court of law. It will bo 4-4-
more to tho ptirposo If tho pollco --4-
can show, as thcV expect , to do, --4-
that the suspect has a long crlml- 4-,
4- nal record "In " Colorado' and Mon- 4-4-
Chief of Police Lynch has a theory
regarding the murder of Glcason and
Brighton in the street car hold-up
Wednesday night. His theory is that
John M. Shockley Is the murderer, but,
unfortunately, he has no more proof
that such Is the case now than he had
Friday night. .
STUCK TO HIS STORY.
City Detectives Chase and Raleigh
visited- the penitentiary last evening
and talked with Shockley for more than
au hour. They wero no wiser after the
conversation than before. Shookloy
told-them again of his movements on
the nJght of the murder 'and 'his ac
count, did not vary. in any material re
spect from the statements mado previ
ously. Tho . department Is awaiting, the re
sult of the Investigation now being
made Into Shockley's admission that
he bought a hat and gun In Idaho Falls
and IiIh claim that he gave them away
(Continued on Pago S.)
4-4- 4-4- -T-
4- WITH STRIKERS
X IS REACHED
4" , TRIBUNE SPECIAL. 4-
I 4- Helper, Utah, Jan. 9. A commit- 4-
4- tee from tho striking minors, whh 4-
I 4- their nttornoy, S. A. Klhpr. will con- 4-
4- for with G. W. Kramor, vlcc-presl- 4-
4- dent of tho Utah Fuel company, at 4
4- Caoilo Gate tomorrow to arrange
4- the final terms of a settlement of the 4-
4- clalmo of the strlkc.ro. "A settle- -f
4- mcnt has practically been reached, 4-
4- and has beon submitted to the ml- 4-
4- ncrs of tho various camps. It was 4-
4- ratified In every case except at 4-
4- Caatlo Gate. At Sunnysldc today an 4-
4- amicable agreement was reached 4-
4- as to tho scttlem6nts of miners' 4-
4- homes which have been erected on 4-
4- company property. The exact do- 4-
-t- tails of tho settlement have, not 4-
4- been given out by the attorneys. A 4-
4- settlement has been reached, how- 4-
4- ever, which will result in tho.de- 4-
4- parturo of tho strikers from this 4-
4- county In a short time. 4-4-4-4-
4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- ' ' 4-
IN9EX AND BULLETIN.-
AWFL'L MARINE TRAGEDY.
FIFTY-FOUR LIVES LOST. '
JAPAN'S NOTP: TO RUSSIA.
SAME OFFICERS NAMED. . , "
CHURCH APPOINTMENTS. "
PARK CITY MAJESTIC.
FINE MOUNTAIN ROAD. ' .
MARSHAL PUT IN JAIL.
F1RST CREMATED BODY.
P V.GE 5 . " .
OIL COMPANY FORMED. .
PAGE C ' . . - - . 1;
FIGHT OF OTHER DAYS. ' -
ALL RECORDS. MUST, GO. , .
BENEFIT FOR WIDOWS.' ' '
WEEK OF SUSPENSE. ' . "
PAGE 9- " '' '
UNDER THE DOME. '.';.
DISCOVERS LOST ARTICLES.
PAGE 10 t i
MINES .AND. MINING.-,.-ym-w 1 '
PAGE 11- '
PAGE l'Jr- ! ' 1 :
EDITORIAL. . , .
PAGE 13- . . ' '
, WITH THE PLAYERS. . .r
PAGE 1-1- "...
WORK OF THE YEAR. ,
PAGE 15- . .
GOOD TIME IN TRADE.
CITY AND NEIGHBORHOOD., , .
. CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS.
PAGE 17 '
F. AUERBACH & BRO.
PARIS WINTER 'FASHIONS.
PAGE 19 .- '
WALKER'S STORE. . ...
PAGE CO .
SOCIETY. ' , "
PAGE 22 '
SOCIAL ETIQUETTE. ' -
ARRANGING CUT FLOWERS.- ,'
PAGE ... ,;
SOCIETY AT CAPITAL.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS."'
PAGE 21 .
55. C. M. I.
NEW YORK CASH STORE. , .
PAGE 2J- ' '
PAGE CS '
STATE AGAINST ELLSWORTH.
OIL AND ASPIIALTUM.
PAGE 32 s
THIS MORNING'S NEWS. f .
ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. Fifty
four lives lost by sinking of tho steamer
Clallam In straits of Juan do Fuca....
Senator "Smoot files his answer to tho
charges made against him Charles Fos
ter of Ohio, former Governor and Secre
tary of tho Treasury, dies at his home.,..
Senator Hnnna denies that ho has
changed his mind about being a candidate
for tho Presidency... Flro broke out In
tho stock oxchnngo In New York, caus
ing numh excitement. Mrs. T B. Black
stouo gives a J2o0,0(O library building to
(Continued on Pago. S )
JAPAN SENDS NOTE
Character of Document Is
EARLY RESPONSE (DEMANDED
Understood Japan Adheres to
If Russia Fails to Meet These Con
tentions, "War Is Certain to ,
Tokio, Jan. 9. Japan addressed a note
to Russia today through Minister do
Rosen. Its character has not been dis
closed, but' it Is said that Japan re
quires an answer within a given num
ber of days. "Whether the note mentions
the time, making the document an ul
timatum, or -whether the time Is-intimated
otherwise, la unknown.
r DEMAND. EARLY RESPONSE. .
The Government, however, is deter
mined to secure an- early response and
close- the discussion if It should prove
to. be fruitless.
It Is understood that Japan adheres
closelv to her original contentions and
It '-Is believed that If Russia falbj to
fairly meet' the demands war will en
sue. ' The attitude of the British' and Americans-greatly
encourages the Japanese
war spirit, which Is stronger than ever.
MEETING OF STATESMEN.
The meeting of the elder statesmen
has been deferred for a day or two.
The Russian warships which left Vlad
ivostock recently are reported to have
returned there Instead of proceeding to
Port Arthur as expected.
Saesho (twonty-flve miles from Na
gasaki), is full of officers and their
families and friends, who are bidding
. The suggestion contained in a dis
patch from Berlin of the possible par
tition of Korea between Japan and Rus
sia meets with no acceptance here. The
Japanese olllclala regard it an further
evidence of German support of Russia.
' BELIEVE CRISIS AVERTED.
Paris Has Official Advices to Tula
Paris, Jan. 9. Official advices received
here toduy further convince those In the
highest authority that the Russo-Japan-eso
war crisis has beon averted In the
far East for the present, and tho situa
tion Is being brought distinctly within the
hues of diplomatic adjustment.
Reports, chiefly from Toklo. but also
from St Potcrsburg. give a clear view
of tho circumstances leading up to the
SLddcn Improvement of tho situation.
They show that tho Russian answer actu
ally reached Toklo tho night of .Tanuury
Oth and proved to bo tho turning point.
Prior to Its receipt Japan had been ma
king strenuous preparations for sending
two divisions to southern Korea, Tho of
ficial reports establishing these prepara
tions aro without tho nllghtost question.
Tho first nolo received on tho 5th dis
closed to Japan for tho "first tlmo that
Russia fully conceded Japan'o paramount
rights In southern Korea, Russia's con
cession thus gave Japan praotlcally what
cho bad boon proparlng to assert by force,
and, accordingly, military activity was
suspended. a Russia's concession made
unnecessary Japan's forcible assertion of
a paramount position In southern Korea, j
Tho thrca days succeeding January 6th
gavo an opportunity to tho authorities at
Toklo to consider and rccognizo Russia's
conccsslbn. YVhethor It will bo satisfac
tory tho roports havo nor. yot disclosed,
but tho Guspenblon of military activity Is
regarded as removing tho most dangerous
aspect and giving hopo that Japan Is like
ly to receive. Russia's answer In a con
Ogdcn, ltah, Jan. 0. Police 0 Ulcers
hero are satisfied' that In Shockley the
Salt Lake officials' nave the man who
committed the horrible murder In that
city. They are also confident that they
will bo able to supply some very dam
aging evidence against Shockley and
his pais-. The fact that Police Capt.
John B. Burbldge of Salt Lake spent
the day In Ogden and that ho will be
hero for some time to come arouses an
additional Interest here in the crime
and the search for the crlmlnals.-
AFTER FRANK WALSH.
It developed tonight that Capt. Bur
bldge was In Ogden lnsearch of a man
named Frank Walsh. The story is that
Jack Shpokley while In tho peniten
tiary undergoing a "sweat" admitted
that he once owned the hat upon which ,
so much hinges and that he also ownod
a gun that will play' a prominent port
In llxlng the crime upon the- guilty
man. Ho claimed, however," that he
gave tho hat and the gun to Frank
Walsh, a friend of his, while in Ogden.
It Was to work on this clue that Capt.
Burbldge: came to Ogden. Ho worked
on It faithfully all day long in con
nection with local officers, but up to a
lato hour tonight had got no traco of
tho man wanted.
SOME IMPORTANT FACTS.
But notwithstanding the fact that
Walsh was not found a very signifi
cant fact has como to light in connec
tion with the search. This is tho in
formation that Ogden detcctlvcy saw
Walsh and two chums at tho union
depot about tho time Shockley claims
he gave Walsh the hat and revolver.
Neither of these two is believed to.be
either Shockley or Prothero, and tho
belief of tho local officers Is that there
were five men In the party originally:
that they came from the north ;K that
three of them stopped off In Ogdcn and
that Shockley and Prothero continued
on south to Salt Lake. Tho detectives
shadowed the threo men, as they wero
suspicious-looking characters, and thoy
are conlident that no gun or hat was
given Walsh by Shockley in this city
at the time suggested. They hold,
therefore, that If Shockley did pass the
gun and hat on to Walsh It was done
on tho train and not In Ogden.
WHjL CONTINUE SEARCH.
Tho local officers aro convinced of
the guilt of Shockley from what they
know. At the same time they realize
how very Important It would bo to lo
cate Walsh In order to give the llo to
that part of Shockloy's otory. Capt.
Burbldge will continue the search for
this man tomorrow and hlH efforts will
be heartily seconded by the local officers.
Denies That He Is a Polygamisf, and I
Declares That Polygamy Is Not I
, Countenanced by Church, vt I
FIRE IN IROQUOIS THEATER.
Flames Broke. Out First Night the
Playhouse Was Opened to
' the Public.
Chicago, Jan. 9. Sworn testimony' was
given today: that' a 'tiro broke out In tho
Iroquois theater the first night that the
theater was opened. This first flro only
preceded by a few weeks the great dis
aster which resulted In tho loss of hun
dreds of lives. The. testimony regarding i
the fact of the Initial 'blazo was given by
John Blckles, a workman employed on the I
construction of the theater. Ho said:
"I was In tho baseraont the night the :
theater opened, In a short passage south- ,
west of- tho stage. I henx-d a loud report 1
and flames camo over tho partitions over
my head," tho' partitions In the basement
under tho stage. Tho partitions rise from
the floor about elcht feet, but do not
reach the celling. The llamcs came from
another room from where I happened to
be. Thero wiui a crowd rushing around
tho door and I could not &ee In. I was
told It was somo kind of a gas lank that
Tho Iroquois death roll continues to
grow. -Another death-resulting from tho
lire was reported to the Coroner today.
Mrs. N. A. Nclms died at tho "Samaritan
hospital from burns" and Injuries. Her
death lnci cased tho total to 5C9. It was
reported at tho samo hospital t,hat two
other 'lire victim's- thero could hardlv recover.
GEN. YOUNG RELEGATED.
Lioutonaiit-Greneral .Reaches Sixty
Fourth Birthday and Is Placed
on Retired List.
Washington; Jan. 9. After serving at
the head of the army, as chief of staff
with the rank of Lleutenant-Gcnernl for
1 a little less than five months, Lleut.
Gen. S. M. B. Young relinquished his
duties today to his successor In ofTice,
Gen. A. TL Chaffee, who has' been act
ing as his chief assistant for several
weeks post. The change Is due to the
fact that Gen. Young became 64 years
old today and therefore under the law
was relegated to the retired list.
George L. Gillespie, who has been
since May, 1901. chief of engineers, suc
ceeds Gen. Chaffee as assistant chief of
staff with the rank of Major-General.
This Is the first timo that an engineer
officer has been in the line of supreme
command of the army in eighty years.
Gen. McComb being tho last officer In
that branch of the service to occupy
such a position.
CHARLES FOSTER DEAD.
Former Governor of Ohio and Secre
tary of the Treasurer Dies at
Springfield. O.. Jan. 9. Former Gov.
Charles Foster, who was Secrotary of tho
Treasury under President narrlsdn, died
at th.o rosldenco of Gen. Kelfor hcra to
day from tho effecttj of cerebral hem
orrhages. Ho was 76 years old. and Is
survived by his wife and a daugh'tor. He
waa attacked last night vrhllo sitting In
tho library of Gen. Kelfor' homo' talking,
and novor regained ccnuclouonoss. No
arrangements for ther funeral have, been
Senator Has Already Issued an Au
thorized Statement, and It Still
Cleveland, O., Jan. 9 Senator Hanna,
referring to published reports that a pub
lic announcement of his candidacy for
tho Presidential nomination would bo ls
fiucd next week, declared that thero was
not the alightoot foundation for' such
statements. Ho added that ho had already
Issued an authorized Btatcinent ohowlne
his position and that It still hold good.
OLNEY THEIR MOSES.
Massachusetts Democratic State Com
mittee Starts Movo in His Favor
Boston, .Jan. 0. Tho Iojiocratlo Stato
committoo today Indorsed a movomont In
favor of having tho national convention
nomlnato Richard Olnoy for President of
tho United States. Raolutlons wero
adopted Inviting Democrats everywhere to
work In favor of such a movement.
Idaho Poamastor Named.
Washington, , Jan. 0. Goorgo A. Glfford
has been appointed postmaster at Wood
vllle, Bingham county, IdaL, vlco Alma
Glfford, resigned. . 1
Reply in Printed Form, ' I
and Is Presented to the I
. Committee on Privi- I
leges and Elections- I
Arguments Will Be I
Heard Next Saturday. I
Washington, Jan. 9. -The re- IH
sponse of Senator Reed Smoot of Utah
to the chargo made" against him was
presented to the Scnato Committee on
Privileges and Elections today by
Senator Burrows, chairman of that: jH
Tho document was In printed form, H
and the members of the committee did
not go through the formality of read- 91
Ing It during the session; it was agreed IH
that at the regular meeting of the com- ll
mlttec to be held next Saturday the at- HH
torneys for Mr. Smoot and for the pctl- lH
tloners should be heard. Bl
CARLISLE FOR PROTESTANTS.
John G. Carlisle of New Yorlw for- IH
merly Secretary of the Treasury; R. W. IH
Tayler, formerly a representative In Sl
Congresi from Ohio, will appear for the lH
prosecution,. while Mr. Smoot will be flH
represented by Messrs. A. S. Worthing- il
ton of Washington, D. C; Waldemar SH
Van Cott of Utah and W. E. Borah of IH
The attorneys will be heard as to tho
merits of tho case as already presented.
They will be examined to show prcce
dents and authorities and after they
shall have made their presentation the
committee will decide what to do fur
ther In the matter by calling witnesses
or dispose of It on the showing which
will then havo been made.
ANSWER IN DETAIL. fl
Senator Enters a General Denial to
Washington, Jan. 9. Reed Smoot ,
today submitted the following answer fl
to the protest against his retention of a
seat In the United States Senate:
"This respondent is advised and '
avers that but two of the charges mado
against him In said protests, either dl- '
rectly or by implication, arc such as, If fl
true, could legally affect his right to
hold his yoat in tho Senate, These two I
charges arc: ll
"1. That the respondent Is a polyga- ll
"2. That he is bound by some oath or tH
obligation which is Inconsistent with tho
oath required by the Constitution which JM
was administered to him before he took !
his seat as a Senator.
"Both these charges respondent de-
HAS BUT ONE WIFEL
A3 to the charge that ho Is a polyga- 'M
mist, tho rospondent says that ho was
married on the 17th day of Septombor,
1SS4, to Alpha May Eldredge. She 1b
still his wife, and Is tho mother of all
his children. He has novcr had anoth- ll
er wifo and never cohabited with any !
other woman. IH
As to the chargo that the. respondent iH
Id. bound by somo oath of obligation .H
controlling his duty under oath as a iH
Senator, the respondent says that hn
has never taken any such oath, or In
any way assumed any such obligation.
He holds himself bound to obey and
uphold tho Constitution and laws of fH
tho United States, Including the condl- IH
tion in rcferenco to polygamy upon tH
which tho State of Utah was admitted EH
into the Union. Kl
MOVES TO STRIKE OUT. fl
"The rospondent now moves to strike jfl
out and eliminate, separately from said lH
protest, each and every matter and fl
thing therein contained, except tho two IH
charges abovo mentioned. ftl
"While tho respondent is advised and il
avers that the other matters referred to Il
In said protests are such as cannot le- il
gaily or properly be considered as nf- Il
fcctlng the right of tho respondent to lH
retain Mb scat in the Senate, neverthe- fil
less the respondent now proceeds to an- V BH
swer the same, submitting the question I
of the relevancy of the same not walv-
lhg his said motion but insisting- there- H
DENIES THE ALLEGATIONS.
"The respondent denies that ho Is ona H
of said alleged self-perpetuating body of H
fifteen mon, or that there is any such H
body of men: or that the followers or H
members of the Church of Jesus Christ H
of Latter-day Saints or any of them, ac- H
cord the right to said alleged body to H
claim supreme authority, either divinely H
sanctioned or otherwise, to shape tha H
belief or control the conduct of those H
under them in all or any matters, civil H
or temporally and that said church or
such alleged body claims or exercises
any such alleged rights; or that said I
church, or said alleged body of men or : jH
either of them, unite either in one body f-jl
(Continued bn Pago 7.) ,fl
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