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jafVoii. XXVI. No. 2S1-3 2 Pages. Salt Lake Oity, Utah, Friday Mobxjcsfg-, Jaistjart 22. 1904, Five Cents. M
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Hanchurian issue blocks way to PEACE IN ASIA I
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A NEW GOLCONDA. 4
St Id Hush to New Diggings in 4-
I New Mexico. 4
lahla Fe, X. M., Jan. 21. Owing 4-
K Sn unexpected discovery of gold 4-
ife 1 wildest excitement prevails 4-
IS' luntl Tucumcarlo on the Rock 4-
rtj-J tha railway. 4-
iuslncss men have closed their 4-
res and arc Stocking 10 the placer 4-
S ds eighteen miles east oC Tucum- 4-
hi 'Jo on Relto creek. Threo 4-
' ndrcd men are on tlio ground.
hc formation Is black sand and 4-
Jj pgels arc found over where as 4-
CI fSas wheat grains. . 4
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PER OF RED
M HT METAL ANB
i SCALDING STEAM
Mstewn Disaster Caused
w Bursting Fly Wheel.
KING UP CASUALTIES
Are Known to Be Dead.
If and Many Injured.
if
JfcMen Were in the Building at
gjg'Irue of the Accident, and a
"jNumber Unaccounted For.
m
iKsistown, Pa , Jan. 21. The dlsas
rfthe Cambria Steel company's rail
Utjan early hour this morning was
e to a bursting steam pipe, but
injesu.Uu.nt upon t!ie breaking of a
,fJgor belt, allowing an Immense
Kleel to run away. Three men are
Airee are fatally Injured and six
pre or lesu severely wounded.
n( Kngmeer Iloshler. who Avas
lng by his engine, felt the jar of
Hjffiijcnsc flv vtieel running wild.
Mashed to the steam valve and tried
'Nfll? the engine. He was too late,
teaer, for the explosion of the wheel
hmost instantaneous.
UW. PULL. OF HOT rETATj.
Mg pieces of metal broke steam
'Wand released the scalding vapor.
ppt pieces of metal were hurled
Md)P the wooden walls and roof, set-
Ijhom on fire At the same time
jjplpes were broken, flooding the
jjsj.0 a dQplh of a couple of feet,
Di escape difllrult for the Injured,
the lire had been extinguished
rcl; for the dead and injured he
ld It is bellcied that all have
;ccve'rt-d. though at first many
ere thought to have been killed
ured.
iiring away the debris the uork
und two more bodies. Nothing
I walls of the mill are standing,
rce of the explosion, according
men who were working in the
p.p terrific. Largo girders were
.'put of shape and everything is
iled mass of ruins- How many
ay be burled In thi? mass It Is
possible to toil, and It will be
J hours before definite Inforina
n be secured.
TY WERE IN JUrLDING.
i were fifty men at work in No.
and few of them escaped wlth
lca?t some Injury. The fact that
lims are foreigners complicates
umeration of the dead and ln
fOnc mill-worker who was near
nlll, but far enough away to es
le force of the explosion, says he
an writhing on the ground amid
reckago, rolling over in the
fwhllc others appeared to be al
ubmerged in th deluge of water
? from the broken mains. Two
victims In the hospital arc
:ans, one or whom is beyond all
C recovery Neither of the Amer
las been identified at this time,
levastntlon hns not befn seen
fthe plant of the Cambria Steel
iy sInrc Hie Johnstown Hood,
the entire plant was submerged
radically all the valuable ma
,. '7 wrecked.
London, Jan. 22. A statement is pub
lislied in London this morning, with an
air of authority, to the effect that the
question of a neutral tone has disap
peared from the Russo-Japanese nego
tiations. Although it is impossible to
confirm this statement, it agrees with
other Inspired statements that Russia
has acquiesced in Japan's views re
garding the integrity of Korea,-and that
the only trouble now remaining relates
to Manchuria.
With references to the ordinances
adopted by the Japanese Privy Council
at the meeting of January 20th, this
statement explains that Russian men- j
of-war have had -free access all along,
even to the Japanese ports of Nagasaki j
and Hakodate, for coaling and other
purposes: Japan, therefore, has taken
precautionary measures looking to the
possible necessity of putting a slop to
such visits. (
Special dispatches from St. Peters
burg to the Daily Telegraph and the
Daily Mail assert that Russia's reply
to the latest Japane?3 note was drawn
up yesterday at a Ministerial council,
at which the Czar presided. The tenor
of this reply is courteous, but firm.
Nothing hns been given out officially
concerning this reply, but It Is under
stood, according to messages from St.
Petersburg, that Russia maintains that
Manchuria must remain amenable, po
litically and strategically, to Russian
NEW RAILR0A9.
Compajiy Incorporates to Build a
Branch of the Oregon Short ;
Line in Idaho. ; ( .
TRIBUNE SPECIAL
Boise, Tdn., Jan. 21. Articles of incor
poration of the Minidoka & Southwestern
railway were filed with tho Secretary of
Stale today.
The road is to be a branch of the Ore
gon Short Line. Leaving the main road
at Minidoka and running southwesterly to
Salmon River in Cassia county, a distance
of eight -live miles, 11 is designed to ac
commodate the groat section being re
claimed under the Twin Falls Irrigation
project. The road has been surveyed down
Rock creek on tho south side of the Snake
to tho latter stream, and on down that
stream to Glenn's Ferry. Theiv Is an Itr.
prefsion that this branch will become pin t
of ;lic main lino, as It would cut out tho
heavy grade known as King lull, cast o
Glenn's Farry.
The now eompnnj is capitalize! at $SC0.
000: of which th- following amounts ore
imbscribed. E. T, C.Uvln. president,
0W as trustee and 51GQ individually; T M.
Schumacher, C. E. Barley. Ti C. Manson
and Wlllla-n Ashton. $100 each.
The officers of the company in addition
to tho'prsldcnt ar c ."William Ashlon, chlof
englrccr Short Lino, vice-president: G. J.
Smith, private secretary to Genernl Mnn
acer Bancroft of the Union Pacific, secre
tary; C. II. Jenklnson (Short Line;, treasurer.
EIGHTEEN HUNDRED V9LTS.
California Mining Man Meets Quick
Death by Contact With a
Live Wire.
Angels,' Cab, Jan. 21. John MaJtman,
brother of President Maltman of the
Maltman mine, of this city, was killed
this afternoon while engaged Sn
strL-lchlng a guy-wire to a smokestack
on the engine-house of the mine. While
attempting to tighten the steel wire it
touched the big cable of the Union
Light and Power company, 'which car
ries 1S.O0O volts. Maltman was stand
ing in a pool of water and the circuit
was completed with deadly effect. Ho
called out to the men working with
h'.m. "Shake me. boys." and fell to the
ground. Ills right hand was horribly
burned, but he was still alive. Every
effort to revive him failed and he soon
passed away. Maltman wav Interested
In mining property nt Nome
W TO THE KOREAN THRONE IN HIDING.
$X l&Slon. Jan. 21.-Tbe Korean Mln
it "Washington and his staff arc
;ig, zealously the whereabouts of
fat ?u Vh,l w,lo according to report,
itfc ?).ap? bis father on tho throne, af
9 'Korean Emperor Is dethroned.
fcllnist -r informed the Associated
odny mat the Prince's movements
jrlly v.ro ronlldontlal for tho pres
IjSj Jis learned however, from an at-
f..1"0 I-ognilon that the Prlnco has
gi ;pectd In Washington this month.
m V?li an ivp1' "o had trouble
SR I rtt cl i ware. O., whore he was
Zf jb college, and left there somo
ivi?.ti0,,,8ht,,hal th0 Pr,ncc was
?:?rk Incognito not long aco. At
SA Lvr1,rrc. ,E, considerable oxclte-
aSi or r vf,1 1 ,av n ihe iiiov-
55 tnin ini ?,Iln,5tci; nnd his staff Is
ln Vl11.,11 waB blnted at th.- Lo-
If-
RUSSIA'S REPLY READY
Answer to Japan's Latest Note Drawn Up
in Presence of Czar, at Meeting of
the Ministerial Council.
pared to leave Washington on short no
tice. A cablegram from Seoul todav snvs: Th"
oily Is oulet at present. Sc-veii ou of ten
Minister of tho Korean Cabinet have re
signed and four new ones have be-n ap
pointed. They arc all neutral as regards
ibp revival of the progrxlYc indepen
dence ciauae which tho Goveinmpnt of
fers. A serious .Insurrection is throatnnrd In
the southern provinces becauso of official
oj):rcH,slun.
Iloracv N. Allen, the United States Mln
Istir, says he Is carefully ulvUlnlug from
any entanglements in the political nljua
tlon. ".My action regarding the gnords "
he Maid, "wan ilrfil. nnd was quite Inde
pendent of the American position here
which Is peculiar. The. K-ration Is sur
rounded by tho palace Kiiards Hnd a larcc
iorcc of Korean troops.
"There are Anwln.'m wenun and chil
dren living In Seoul, and there Is exten
sive American electric rnllwav and llcht
Ing property here. An nr-eiriental klllliicr
by the electric cars In liable to cause
riots, as previously orcurrM when the
Korean soldiers tttacked citizens."
influence, the concessions made being
only of a commercial character;
Two identical cable dispatches, orlg
inatlnsr with W. T. Stead and W. R.
Cremcr, M. P., were sent tonight to the
Czar of Russia nnd the Mikado of
Japan, urging these potentates, if diplo
macy failed, to submit the far Eos'L
ern dispute to The Hague tribunal.
The messages are lengthy, and they
appeal specially to the Czar, as "the
courageous originator of The Hague
conference." to take the initiative in
i ef erring- the matter to The Hnguo
tribunal. The appeals are signed by
?ixt prominent English advocates of
arbitration.
RUSSIA'S PHIDE.
It Has Had Much to Do in Delaying
Reply,
St. Petersburg, Jan. 21. According to
the Foreisn otlice, some of tho strong
est men in the empire are work
ing to secure a successful termination
of the difficulty, the main feature being-
a break-down of the negotiations;
but they are meeting with opposition
on the ground that the propositions
which are acceptable to Japan do not
preserve Russian pride.
The Lislok says it expects the crisis
to end In an understanding in the form
of a treaty supplementary to Russo
Japanese convention regarding Korea.
The papers are still disposed to seek
pretexts to attack ''the action of the
United States, considerable ammunition
being wasted on the alleged decision
to send the American Asiatic squadron
lo Yongampho. on . the Yalu river.
These papers,, ho waver... learned today
through the Associated Press that the
squadron's destination Is Olongampo, in
Subig Bay.
M. Kurlno. Japan's Minister, believes
that the unfortunate tone of the for
eign dispatches, including some from
NcR York to London, tend lo create
Irritation.
He deprecates the attempt of the Rus
sian press to "Fly the flag of vcllow
peril," and says: "The whole history
of Japan since the restoration shows
her aim and purpose to take her place
on the plane of European civilization
and become a world power, politically
and commercially. Japan is not so
narrow as to advocate 'Asia for the
Asiatics.' "
The War Minister's order to convert
twenty-seven resoivc battalions into
regular troops is robbed of significance
so far as the present .situation Is con
cerned, the order having Issued last
February.
! PEACE COMMISSION.
Adjunct to The Hague Tribunal
Sends Note to the Powers.
I Paris, Jan. 21. It has been learned in
official quarter.- that the International
Pcaco commission, having its headquar
ters at Berne, which is an adjunct of Tho
Hague arbitration tribunal, has sent a
circular note to the powers asking for
the adoption of means to accuro a set
tlement of the Russo-Jnpaneso contro
versy. The note has received serious at
tention from some of the Governments,
including. It Is understood, that of Wash
ington, which has taken steps to learn
the attitude of the foreign Governments
toward tho proposition. It Is expected
that Franco will not act upon the note,
as Foreign Minister Dclcasso has al
ready taken what in consldnrod to-ho tho
most offoctlve measure of exerting Influ
ence upon Russia.
MACHEN'S TRIAL
Warm Argument Over the Admission
of Transcript of Defendant's
Bank Account.
Washington. Jan. 21. The trial of
August W. Machen, the GrofC brothers
and tho Jyircnzes, on an Indictment
charging conspiracy lo defraud the
Government In connection with the salo
of letter-box fasteners, was resumed to
day. Just beforo adjournment, after J. W
Jlorrlng. cashier of the Union National
bank of Westminster, Md , hnd told of
tho various transactions of Macheu with
Ills bank. Mr. Taggert, Assistant Dis
trict Attorney, offered in evidence tho
transcript of Maehm'.s ontlro dealings
with that institution. To the admission
of this transcript Charles A. Douclan
objected.
Taking up the document. Holmes Con
rad, special counsel for the Government
contended (hat !. was admissible, nnd
remarked that in looking over it It ap
peared that by strict economy Machen
on a rabiry of a year, had manaKed
to make i20.000 a year. - Thin brought
forth a storni of protest from counsel fur
tho defence, who appealed to the court
to let Machen b; tried on onlv one charge
at a time. In tho midst of the argument
an adjournment was taken until tomor
Parker in Denver.
Denver, Jan. 21. Sherman Parker, tho
urdon miner whose. numcrouB arrests by
the military at Cripple Creek havo made
him prominent, and who Is now under
bonos nmountlng to $20.SOO to answer to
several criminal charges, was arrested bv
detectives In this city tonight and taken
to police hfiodqunrtors, where he was
soon afterward gh en his Ilueily.
1
m RAILROAD TICKETS.
"
California Supreme Court Holds
They Are Not Contracts.
-t- San Francisco. Jan. 21. The Su- -f
-f prcme court today, by a majority --
decision, decided that a railroad -f
-f- ticket js not a contract. Jt also do-
-f- elded that transportation companies -f
-- may make rules and regulations -f
-4- beyond what appears on the face of
a ticket, and that passengers must 4-
4- comply with them all. The court 4-
4- held that a ticket is more of a re-
4- coipt than a. contrast 4-
-- 4- 4-4-
GIRL IS TRICKED
INTO A
FALSE MARRIAGE
Outrage Perpetrated Upon a
Yeung Weman.
IS DESERTED BY A BRUTE
Bogus Certificate and Justice of
Peace in the Gams.
Mrs. William Cony Tells the Police a
Story of Duplicity and Infamy
Hard to Believe.
A complaint which Illustrates some ot
thf depths of human villainy and at the
same time calls attention to some of the
peculiarities of the law, was made to
Judge C. B. Diehl yesterday and , by him
referred to Deputy County 'Attorney
Smith. ,
AANTS..ni3R HUSBAND BACK.
The complainant was. a pretty and mod
I est little brown-eyed girl who gave her
name as Mrs Willinm Corry. (She be
I Moved that she had been tricked Into a
false marrlaRO and abandoned by her
supposed husband'. Sho desired that some
thing bo done to blin the man back to
her, but was averse lo any action which
would result In the punishment he so
richly deserves. Owing to certain legal
technicalities the County Attorney was
unable to suggest a remedy and tho little
woman was compelled lo leave his office
with scant encouragement.
I SIHD ACCRPTED HIM.
Her story is that she camo to Salt Lake
from Coloi-ido nearly two years ago and
secured employment ns a waitress. Her
home was with a family on the west
s-idc. Some eight months aso she became
.acquainted with Corry, who Is a plumber
by trade. He paid attention to her for
two months and then proposed marriage.
The girl accepted lnm. On the date set
for tho wedding Corry procured what pur
ported to bo a marriage license. Tho
bride-to-lx) knew little of legal forms and,
when she saw that the license was filled
out on a printed blank she took It for
granled that it was all right.
BOGUS JUSTICE ON HAND. i
Later a man, supposedly a friend of her
lover, camo to tho house and waa intro
duced as a Justico of the Peace. This
man went through the form of a ceremony
and the girl hnd no doubt that sho was !
the legal wife of Corry. The couplo rented
furnisned rooms and wont to housekeep
ing. Corry earned good wages, wao very
kind to his wife and the succeeding
months were a period of unbroken happi
ness for her.
"We were too happy," sho said jestcr
day; "it could not last."
HOW THE SHOCK CAME.
The awakening was a bitter one. On
the evening on January 12th Mrs. Corn-'
was sitting alone In ono of her two rooms
whon alio heard someone enter tho other.
"W'lth burglars in mind pho sat trembling.
Flnaliy sho could Htand tho suspense no
longer and, picking up an Iron poker, went
into the kitchen. Thero she found hr
husband and a male frte.nd stealthily at
tempting to remove Corry's trunk.
HE RAN AWAY FROM TIER.
As she entered tho room tho two men
i-an out tho door "1 know it was my
husband," she said In telling of the. Inci
dent, "and It almoat broke my heart thnt
ho should run away from me. 1 r.ui af
ter him screaming at the top of my voice,
for nearly throe blocks, and that Is tho
laPt I remember."
When sho fell unconscious some of the
pooplo from tho houso where sho lived
carried her home.
HAD A WIFE AND BABY.
Corry's explanation camo later. Ho ad
mitted with tears and self-reproaches that
he hnd a wife and baby In Iowa, and that
both marrlaRO license and Justice, of tho
.pence wore frauds. He wild that he hnd
received word that his baby was verv ill,
ami felt that ho must return to his other
home.
POOR GIRL LEFT ALONE.
Tho girl was so overcome by thin con
fession that she, could olYr no rdntanco
to his departure, and he romoved hla
trunk and disappeared on Wf dnesdn v. a
week ago, leaving hor cntltely without
means. To mnko her situation more dls
trc.iHlnK and Corry's action more culpable,
she is far on the way toward matornltv.
In tolling hor snd narrative Mrs. CoVrv
hMrayod a lingering fondns for tho anin
who had wronged hor, and seemed more
anxious to sec than lo prosecute him.
STRANGE LEGAL STATUS.
The legal statu of Mr. Corry Is prob
lematical. If the man wan free to marrv
nt tho time of the ceremony, attorneys
agree, the marriage wus binding even
though tho license was bogr.B nnd tho
'Justice' a fraud; If he wns already mar
ried, however, the later ceremony js void
and escapes b?lng bigamous only btcauso
RICH HAUL BY BANDITS
WellsFargo Safe and Contents, Estimated
at $80,000, Stolen From Sunset Limited
Train While in Motion.
San Francisco, Jan. 21. While the
Southern Pacific company's Sunset
limited train was climbing the rough
mountains between San Luis Obispo
and San Ardo.last night a Wells, Fargo
& Co. treasure box was mysteriously
stolen out of the express car by some
unknown person or persons.
Timothy Sullivan, the messenger,
was in another car, and when he re
turned he found the side door of the
express car open and tho safe missing.
The robber or robbers gained entrance
to the car through the end door, the
lock of which had been forced. Sulli
van at once notified the railway officials
of the robbery and a search for the
missing safe resulted lr finding It near
tunnel No. 2. It had been broken into
and Its contents bad been taken, with
the exception of a valuable diamond,
some checks and other valuable papers.
S0,0p0 IN SAFE.
The amount of treasure that was be
ing carried in the safe has not been de
termined. The express officials- state
that 11 was only a few hundred dol
lars, but that thero were some valu
able papers. Estimates from the scene
of the robbery place the amount as
high as $S0.0O0. but It Is thought this
estimate is a greatly exaggerated one.
The express oar carried two safes, one
a through safe which Is locked at New
Orleans, and the other a local safe. It
It wns performed by an unauthorized per
son. Even If Corry should come back to Utah
it would be all but In possible to convict
him of any crime. The law proscribes no
penalty for procuring a fraudulent mar
riage, although the percou who pretends
lo officiate may be given three years In
tho pcnltontiary and a $1000 fine. Corry
couhL.nct be convicted of adultery, be
cause there no evidence- boy on d the
i confession of his wife. Tho same dlfficul
j ty would appear If ho were charged with
seduction, because In tho absence of proof
of his former marriage Iho Slate would
bo nt a loss to show thnt his relations
with his Salt Lake wife were Illicit.
In viow of those obstacles and Mrs.
Corry's evident reluctance to prosecute.
Mr. Smith declined to take any further
steps in the matwr.
THIS MORNING'S NEWS.
ALL OYER THE COUNTRY-Senator
Morgan explains his bill for the annexa
tion of Panama to the Senate. ...Senator
Piatt defends course of tho President in
the Panama affair Three dead and
many Injured as the result of a bursted
Sly wheel at Johnstown, Pa Chicago
Board of Health secures a supply of anti
toxin sf-rum from unknown source below
the trust price A gas explosion in a
Marion, Jnd., hotel causes death of two
persons and Injures many others.. ..Chi
cago Democratic club declares for Gen.
Miles for President Tee gorges arc go
ing out and millions of dollars' worth of
property In river cities In East endan
gered. FOREIGN International peace commis
sion takes stops lo prevent war between
Russia and Jayan Foreigners In Seoul,
ICoren, are still naid to be In dangor....
En tiro district in Hawaii is panic-stricken
becauso of tho reported appearance of a
ghost Now Governor-General of Aus
tralia lands at Melbourne.
MOUNTAIN AND COAST-Gcorgo
Woods, formerly proprietor of an Ogden
saloon, under arrest in Denver on a
chargo of robbory.... Train robbers steal
Iron safe from Sunset Limited near San
Luis Obispo, securing a large amount o
treasure, placed by some as high as ?S0,00O.
Gold dlficovory causes oxcltomcnt at
Tucumca-rlo. N. M. ...Lako of oil discov
ered by tho United Oil company near
Florence, Colo. ...Oregon courts refuse to
save Murderer Armstrong at Bnkor City.
....The Minidoka & Southwestern Railway
company Incorporated at Bolso yestorday.
It will bo a branch of tho Oregon Short
Lino California Supremo court holds
that a railroad ticket is not a contract,
but a receipt.
STATE The City Council at Park City
at outs with County Commissioners over
pauper expenses; Council takes stops to
provide better fire protection Heavy
less of Ufc narrowly averted during panic
a'. Ephralm opera-house, started by cry
of tiro Utah County Postmasters' asso
ciation at Spanlwh Fork Indorses bill for
Increasing pay of country postmasters.
CITY Womon charges a peddler with
criminal assault. ...Council to tako up the.
mailer of better fire protection. ...Com
mercial club committee rcportn on local
freight rates Matter of refunding city
bonds at lower iaio of interest Js up be
foro the Council. ...Mrs. Ell.n. Snow-Smith
celebrates hor one hundredth birthday. ..
Noted fire ohlof of Australia visits Salt
Lnkc In a trip around tho world.. ..State
Engineer Doromus goes to Washington to
work in tho intero3t of Irrigation In Utah.
... .Overworked slovo caused a fire on
Capitol hill ?.Iayor Morris vetoes tho
bull fight proposition.. ..Many pupils
graduated from tho grades to the high
school. ...Mrs. Austcc sues for divorce....
State educators to moot In Salt Lake....
How people In tho East arc fighting Sen
ator Smoot....Rcal estate transfers, $SI0fi,
Bank clearing. J'W,57(5. , .Yesterday's
slock sales. 32,500 shares for S17S3.12 Oro
and bullion settlements during tho day,
was the local one that was taken. One
man is under arrest at San Luis ObJspo
on suspicion of being ono of tho rob
bers, but the evidence against him is
only circumstantial. The slow progress
of the train would havo permitted the
robbers entering the express car, throwing-
out the safe and jumping out after
it without danger. v
STORY OF MESSENGER.
On the arrival of the train In this
city Messenger Sullivan told the story
of the robbery to Yardmaster Pcrclval.
He said that shortly after the train
left San Luis Obispo on its way north
he- left the express car and in the dis
charge of his duties went Into the
baggage car, immediately behind IL
His helper was Id a compartment of one
of the cars. While the express car
was thus temporarily vacant, the
thieves, possibly hoboes who had been
stealing a ride, cut a hole In the front
end door and entered. They then
forced open the side door, threw out
the safe and presumably Jumped after
It. This was an easy matter, aa the
train was moving very slowly on an up
grade.
None of Ihe- passengers or trainmen
saw the crime committed, nor did the
express messenger know of the rob
bery until or. returning to the express-
car he missed the safe. At first
It was reported that the train had been
held up, and considerable anxiety was'
manifested regarding the safely of
those on board, but this rumor was
soon proved to bo unfounded.
IROQUilS INQUEST.
Architect .of the Theater Places
Inspector Williams In a Bad
Light.
Chicago. :Jan. 21. Benjamin- H. Mar
. shall, architect of tho Iroquois theater,
nnd Monroe Fulkerson, attorney for tho
Chicago fire department, wcro witnesses
today before the Iroquois theater In
quest. Mr. Marshall's testimony related en
tirely to the construction of the build
ing and tho changes which had been
made In It since the drawing of the first
plans. His testimony flatly contradicted
that of Building Commissioner Williams,
who declared that he had visited the
theater only once, about two weeks prior
to tho opening. Mr. Marshall said that
ho personally conducted the Commission
er through tho building four days beforo
the opening, and that Mr. Williams pro
nounced It thoroughly fireproof and tho
best constructed theater he had ever
seen.
Mr. Marshall declared that the blind
passageway, in which nearly 100 persons
wero killed, never was intended as an
I exit, and ho showed to the Coroner's jury
I that It was not so marked on tho plans.
FIBE-PROOFING- WOOD.
Chicago Chemist Shows How Theaters
Can Be Mndo Safe.
Chicago, Jan. 21. Joseph L. Fcr-rell
of Philadelphia threw handfuls of ex
celsior on a hot gas fire in the rooms
of the Western Society of Engineers, It
smoked, but did not blaze.
Then lie placed pine shavings on top
of the excelsior, pine splinters on top
of them, and piled pine shingles and
slabs of pine on the supposedly Inflam
mable material below until he should
have had a good sized bonfire started.
There wero no llames, however, except
the blue ones from the gas.
Mr. Fcrreli, who is a chemist and tho
holder of the- Creslon gold medal, the
highest award given by the Franklin
Institute of Philadelphia for chemical
discoveries, hnd been asked to address
the engineers on the subject of fire
proofing wood and combustible fabrics.
Ho told them It could be dono cheaply,
and then he made the practical demon
stration described.
To show that theater scenery could be
made as Impervious as wood tho chem
ist held a iiiece of canvas in tho flame,
and, while it smoked a little around the
edges, there was no flame.
Sulphate of aluminium is the compo
sition Mr. Ferrell had used to fireproof
the wood and cotton. His plan Is to
saturate the material under a pressure.
4- I
"DEATH TRUST" DOOMED. H
j The Chicago Health Department -f H
f Makes Announcement, -t
Chicago, Jan. 21 The end of tho - H
"death trust" is In sight, according ' H
4- to Secretary Prltchard of tho city -4- H
health department, who announced 4- wM
4- late today that within forty-eight -t- H
4- hours the medical profession of H
4- Chicago would bo supplied with H
4- anti-toxin serum at n. prlco far be- 4- H
4- low that of tho alleged trust's -- H
price. Secretary Prltchard refused 4- H
4 to disclose the source from which it ' H
4- Is expected to secure tho supply. -f '- H
4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--r 4-4-4- -h
MAKES ITS REPORT 1
ON LOCAL I
FREIGHT RATES I
Commercial Club Committee I
Tells of Work Done. I
RAILROADS ASK FOR TIME
Agree to Submit lata fir Rs U
vlslen ef Rates. H
No Other Action Will Be' Taken for H
Sixty Days Club Defers Action
on San Pedro Harbor Matter.
i
Tho old boanl of governors of the Com- . H
morclal club met Inst night and received ; JH
the. report of tho committee on frelKht
rates. It was short, and to the effect
that the railroads had agreed to co
oporate with tho committee and furnish
data from their files. The report wis
adopted' and thero will ho nothing mor
done about the matter fill the railroads
report. The committee is composed of
Fred J. Fabian, Col. E. F. Holmes. S. H.
Love, William P. Kiser, Joseph E Ga'
lagher, W. S. McCarty, Joseph Scow- IH
'croft of Ogden and Joseph Geoghegan
The report follows in full.
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE.
"Salt Lake City, Jan. 11. To tho pron- L "
orable President and Board ot Govern- I
ors of the Commercial Club, Salt Lako L
City, Utah; Gentlemen: Your commit- 11 j
teo appointed for the purpose of securing I J
an adjustment of discriminations against J I
Salt Lake City nnd Ogden exlstlnu In. f J
the present freight tariffs, beg to re- Ibh
port that tho committee hns had a con- JA
Terence with Mr. T. M. Schumacher, M
traffic manager of the Oregon Short Lln
railway; Mr. S. V. Derrnh. general
freight agent of tho Rio Grande Western
railway, and Mr. E. W. Gillette, senernl
freight agent of the San Pedro, Los An
golcs & Salt Lako railroad, and theso rep
rcscntatlves of tho various lines Into and
out of Utah have given the committer
positive assurance that, within the short
est period possible, data for a re islou
of the tariffs will bo submitted by them
to your honorablo bonrd for consldcra
tlon and such suggestions and changes am
in your estimation may bo deemed noes
sary. It is tho unanimous opinion of
your comraltteo that the railroad officials iB
fully recognloO tho necessity for a rend
Justmcnt of tho tariffs, and will meet tho
requirements ns far as practicable.
"Tho railroad officials have asked for ,H
about sixty days wherein to prepare their !H
statement, and your committee, therefore. 'H
respectfully recommends that no further
action be taken pending tho timo re
quested by tho railroad representatives
as above stated. Respectfully. H
"THE COMMITTEE. 'H
"FRED J. FAR IAN.
"Chairman."
LOS ANGELES APPEAL.
At tho same meeting a Jotter from tho ilH
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, In- :H
closing resolutions, wan presented to tho H
board. It sets forth the need of Improv- jH
Inr; San Pedro harbor and the Interest IH
tho middle States hero have In such work jH
It also sugciils that tho Commerclnl club !
raise $3)00 to send men to Washington iH
to lobby for the. appropriation. The rant- 'H
tor was discussed, hut tho talk did not IIH
get to the favoring or turning-down IIH
point, and it was referred to tho meet- H
ing of the new board tonight. IH
The financial report of the secretnry
was read, and showed a substantial bnl- -'H
auco In tho treasury. It will be pub- H
llshcd In more detailed form than that
In which it wns read.
Tho following gentlemen wero elected
members of the club: W. W. Byrne, El-
(Continued on pa pro S.)
FIRE HORRORS FEARED BY CITY COUNCIL.
City Councilman E- A. Hartcnsteln Is
the draftor of a new ordinance on tiro pro
tection which will bo introduced at tho
Council session next Monday nlht. It is
generally recognized thut tho prcrtont laws
aro wholly Inadequate, and that tho mat
ter of bettor fire protection Is one of tho
most Important, and most ocrJous. mat
ers confronting tho citizens of Salt Lake
at tho present time. Unrior present con
ditions a catastropho thnt would recall
the- Iroquois theater horror would not bo
Imposslblo In this city.
Councilman Martin. Chairman of tho
Committee, on Fire Department, is very
mu?h interested and colled that commit
too togcthor for tho purpose of discussing
tho situation and tho advisability of tak
ing Immediate action on tho mattor. Chief
Jamos Duvlne of tho department was
present and talked the matter over with
tho members of the committee. Tho lack
of tho protection to patrons of tho thea
ters and lodgcra In many of the lamer
buildings In tho heart of tho city was dls
cusaod. Tha Cblof polntod out that tho
oleclric nnd other wires that aro stretched
across tho. sidewalks In front of some of
tho buildlnpr, tho Constitution block, fur
Ir.Htnnce. where many people live, would !lH
materially interfere with the department lH
In coping with n, largo fire. These wires tH
at tho prasenc time would prevent tho
hoisting- of luddcrs and would havo to bo H
cut and got out of tho way beforo tha jjH
firemen could do anything- Such a delay jH
would Inevitably result In a larger prop- iH
erty loss than would bo necessary and H
probnbly bo tho cause of a big loss of life. Ul
After learning that Councilman Harten- jH
stoln had prepared an ordinance on tho rH
questions under discussion tiio committee.
decided to defer action in tho matter until H
tho introduction of tho measure. Mr. Har-
tcnstoln will ask that the measure bn re- IH
ferrcd to tho Flro committee, with Chief IH
Dovlno asnoclatcd. Tho management of
the several theaters will then bo notified iH
to appear before tho commlttco to discuss
the provisions of tho ordinance. And bo-
foro any report is mndo tho members of (H
tho committee nnd tho fire chief will
make a trip of Investigation through nil IH
tho theaters and largo bulldlng3 of tho

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