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283-32 Pages. Salt Lakts City, Utah, Sunday Moknxn'&, Jaextaky 24. 3904, Five Cents. I El. NATIONS ' 00S I - . - '- REPLY I IE OB WAR m HE MAY BE CAST TODAY Russia Concede Japan's mand, tho Question. ? I' i KING UP ITS ARMY j 1 iStf Peace While Prapar- ling for Conflict. if 'l' jrKegarding Situation in the Hast Crowding Each Other Thick and. Fast. 5 1 ifi-lhur, Jan. 23. High omclals jjthcy believe war or peace will ;' lied upon today or tomorrow. ) falcon ference of the heads o all Jrtraents of the Manchurlan ad atlon orders were Issued that a every available army and navy Jfnan in Manchuria be drawn up I ks a list of those indispensable (civil administration, which It is ble.to send to the front. It is Jthat the reserves total 80,000 mlk of the Port Arthur fleet is 5-Just outside the mouth of the jjfxaval and military stores in (quantities are being bought on ifltlbn of immediate delivery. Jmlralty authorities, answering sj on the part of ahlp owners, - 'to define the rights; of neutral ? ound for Japan. Shipping" rates yfincert ojuiadifid. pV'cent dur Jjlast fortnight, otherwise the Of foreign ships, especially In - 6al which Is obtained by Indl . irehaso, continues normal. The g:authorltles are considering the . ft' of removing the non-comba- irf whose transiortation ships are I Jness. : fito the disorder In the native e among the coolies because the ' rhent works havo been stopped :uards occupy all the streets 1 " ?n, Jan. 23. There is no conflr Jnere of the reports that Japan iupled Masampho. Baron Hay tie Japanese Minister, not only Ued them, but said that the Be Government had previously jtnot to take any half-way mens Jfany step which could be con as being prejudicial to tho ne- . rau so lone as they are proceed- m'Japan decides to take action," d, "she will announce it frankly la and the rest of the world." Sling to Baron Hnyashi the situ Ifej unchanged. He continues to Xe gloomiest view of the sltua- foU ANXIOUS SEAT. I of Eussia Eagerly Awaited by 5e Japan. ngton, Jan, 23. Although he called .fier purpose, Sir Mortimer Durand, llsh Embassador, had an Informal h Mr I.oomls, the acting Secretary Sir today about affairs In the far Jso dispatches have been received jtho Inst fow days, cither fro.n elsn offlco or Jho American cm t London, throwing much addl lleht on tho situation, but it 1b rthat the Japanese Government 1b B tho arrival of tho Russian reply itensa anxiety." Tho British Em-r-i.throughout the fur Eastern nc ns has been closely advised on both vthe queallon. sprean Minister lonlcht authorized :emmt that there had been no nt-;oJconcc.-vl iho whereabouts of tho "Prince, JSulcihn. Ho said that tho man Is at present, nnd has been B time, tit Roanoke collesc, Salem, a that recently ho had mndo scv lifci" UllS Clly' always stoPP,nS" at dine affair in Korea, the Minister t his latest advices from Seoul ;tnc MTuet that everything la quiet, without Information concerning at developments In tho dispute be iussla and Japan, f NO NEED OP "WAR. General to China Talks of the fi?ar Eastern Question. Ic, Wash., Jan. 23. "Owing lo the own desire on the part of the tlRus.sia and the Emperor o,f to avoid hostilities, the general lion prevails in diplomatic clr-jtt- mutual concessions will bo jf, (Continued on Pago t) - wf&t . mPOPE IS WOBBIED. SB' ' TOjrt That Hia Holiness May 4- Shortly Retire. 4- We. Jan. 21.-TJ:o correspond- 4- of the Journal at Itomo tele- 4 F t0 his paper that Pope gX Is sjin worrying ovur the -f Bfr o 1 election, and may WQy retire. Wh . ,t . t . . FIRE IN A SKY SCRAPER Exciting In The Masonic Temple, Chicago, Follows Explosion. CAUSESPANIC Heroic Elevator Pilots Stick To Their Posts and a TwenfyStory Building is Emptied Without Loss of Life. Chicago. Jan. 23. Fire In the twenty story Masonic Temple today caused a panic amonc the four thousand occu pants of the building and damaged the Gtock and fixtures of tenants to the ex tent of $20,000. AJ1 occupants of the building escaped without serious Injury through the bravery of the elevator pi lots, who remained at their posts op erating their cars while dense clouds of smoke filled the building. The fire broke out in a suite of five rooms on tho fifth floor occupied by Robert Friedlander & Co., manufactur ers of X-Ray apparatus. A lighted match carelessly thrown by an em ployee into a pile of excelsior In the packing-room is believed to have started the fire. There was a large number of X-Ray vacuum tube3 stored In the company's rooms and these ex ploded the moment the heat reached them. Robert Friedlander, senior member of the firm, realized the danger from these tubes and worked until overcome by smoke, throwing them out of tho win dow. The fire spread rapidly from the packing-room to the other rooms and in a few minutes the entire suite was on firo and the light shaft of the building was filled with flames. The thousands of occupants of the building, with the memory of the Iro quois Theater holocaust which occurred but one-half square away, fresh In their minds, were alarmed when clouds of smoke filled every' floor and rushed, to the elevators. Many women Xalntcd In the scramble "to get Into the elevntora, but none were seriously Injured. The large building. was emptied within half an hour after the fire was discovered. Hundreds of men and women groped their way through the smoke and camo down the stairs. THE INJURED: Robert Friedlander. aged 45, over come by smoke and slightly burned. Julius Ernst, hands and face burned. John Stack, stock boy, , slightly burned about hands Henry Buest, slightly burned about head. B. Smith,. GO years of age, trampled by crowd. Walter Daveny. hands cut by flying class. Walter S. Parker, burned about face. Estelle McLeod, slightly burned about face and overcome by smoke. William Schultz, fireman, both hands cut by flying glass. Carl Tlllenbach, fell down stairs while leaving building, badly bruised. That the damage to property and In dividuals was not greater was probably due largely to the efficiency of the fire drill of tho employees. "When the great bell at the top of the rotunda. Bounded the alarm of firo overs Janitor, engineer and fireman In the building responded and long before the fire department had reached the scene the Temple firo bri gade had attached hose to the stand pipes which extend- from- the basement to the roof of the .structure and eight streams of water were turned upon tho conflagration by the volunteer firemen. The fire department used but little of Its ho.se, the bulldlng's. cqulpment be; ing called Into use. WOMEN PAINTED, In the height of the excitement the crowds in the street saw a man clad In a heavy overcoat stop from the fire es cape of the fourteenth floor and begin to descend. Within the building tho ele vator men, by running their machines without ceasing, helped to still tho panic-stricken occupants. From the top floor down the carriers were Jammed with passengers and a number of wo men fainted in the cars. The flames appeared firat In .the suit of R. Friedlander & Co., manufacturers of X-ray apparatus on the fifth floor. The explosion which was tho cause of the fire occurred In $10,000 worth of vacuum lubeu which were stored In the suite. Smoke poured out of the rooms, which occupied the entire southwest corner of the- sky-scraper. With almost Incredible swiftness every floor of the Temple above the llfth was filled with dense smoke, while the floors below wore deluged with water. Detachments of police wero quickly on hand, aiding tho firemen In the efforts to control the fire aud calm the people. Armed with oxos and. idokfl the Ore- Four Thousand Persons Rash For The Exits And Fire Escapes. men broke doors and windows. In the rotunda, at the bottom of the elevator well, persons leaving the elevators af ter descending in halr-brcadth time from the upper stories were obliged to dodge heavy beams and fragments of stone and plaster falling In the rotunda from the fifth floor and breaking Jagged holes in the costly mosaic pavement. Thousands of people on the streets watching the Arc were thrown into a panic by an explosion which threw a quantity of acid through the windows, sending smarting "fluid rushing on the crowds below. In the rush for safety an old man was thrown down an area way, being picked up unconscious. The fire was out within an hour. A number of persons were Injured. R. Friedlander, In whose suite the firo originated, was found unconscious on the floor. Twelve girls in hla employ made their escape. THE INJURED. Julius Ernest, stock clerk for Fried lander, hands and face burned; John Stack, slightly burned; Henry Buehl. slightly burned; Walter Davnoy, la borer, Injured by broken glass and burned about face; Walter Sparker, face burned: W. Q. Prepton, John Sullivan, X B. Sullivan. John Long, IV Leonard, George Mullet. Erc-d - Lynch, 'John Stearns, Louis Trcmayne, "B. Smith, 60 years of age, thrown down nreaway by crowd In street op posite the' fire, taken to hospital uncon sClbus, George Ashmore, a( barber, an,d "Tony," a bootblack, climbed down the fire escape from the nineteenth floor of tho building. When the knowledge of the fire reached the barber shop everybody made a rush for the elevators. They were full.- Persons' Were clamborlng In to them at a rate that threatened acci dents unless the congestion was re lieved. Thereupon Ashmore and the (Continued on pago S.) A SOCIETY SENSATION IN GAY GOTHAM. New York, Jan. 23. Jules B. Ncllaon, son of Frederick Nellson and brother of Mrs. Reginald C. Vanderbilt. whose marriage to Miss Margaret Wall on January 9th was announced only today, spent the day In an endeavor to gain access to his bride, whose father, Frank T.' Wall, a wealthy rope manufacturer, Nellson alleged, was keeping her from her husband against her will. A resort' to legal proceedings was threatened by tho groom. Mr. Nellson and his bride left the residence of the lattor's- father togethor this evening, and Mr. Nellson said: "It's all right now! wo have become ARMY REORGANIZATION Red-Letter Day for the Military. Washington. Jan. 23. This vis a red letter day In army history, for It marked the end of the wholesale programme- of retirement and promotions Incident to a - reorganization of . the army. Three general officers retired to day, namely,- Gens. Wallace Randolph, chlef of artillery; C. G. Allen and T. E. True. Brig -Gen. George L. Gillespie, who haa beoh for several years chief of engineers, became a Major-General and chief assistant to Lieut. -Gen, Chaf fee, chief of staff. Col. AlexanderMac-, Kc-nzle became ix Brigadier-General and also assuriied the duty of chief of cn Kin'eera. Francis S. Dodge became Paj'-master-Genc-ral. vice Bate, retired. Col. William 12. Dougherty became Brigadier-General and retires Sunday, j giving place lo Col. William S. McCas key. Col. John P. Story assumed the dutlcH of chief of artillery with tho rank of Brigadic-r-General. . Painters' Lockout Ends. Plltcburg, Jan. 23. The wage acalo of the painters was signed today and tho lockout bo fur aa this craft la concerned, was declared off by the BullderR oxnhango league. Nearly 1000 pfilntcrs will return to work Monday Cement Firm. Fails. New York. Jan, 22. A petition In bnuk ruptcy wan flled today by Sears, 2iuaibcrt & Co., cement manufacturrB, ohowlne lkdUlUcs ai $241,740 and ast& oi 151,000. IS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST SENATOR SPOT Mrs. Senator Dubois Active1 in 'the Campaign. PROGRAMME OF THE WAR Proposal to Abolish tht Offico of Adjulant-Genoral. Costly Repairs of tho White' House Senator Warren's Bill for Relief of Gen. Weston. TRIBUNE BUREAU. HIT G street, J. Washington, Jan. 23. Mrs. Fred T. Dubois, ilfe of the se nior Senator from Idaho, Is as active in the campaign against Senator Smoot of Utah as her husband. Mrs. Dubois Is a leader in charitable and economic or ganizations, and is a member of the ex ecutive board of the Congress of Moth ers. Recently she entertained at lunch eon the other members of the executive board of this organization at her home here, when the occasion was devoted to a spirited discussion not only of poly gamy but of Mormonlsm. The members of the executive board decided that Mor monlsm Is to be attacked regardless of the results of the Smoot case. The rep resentatives of foreign powers In Wash ington will be requested to Inform their Governments at home that Mormonlsm embraces polygamy and that steps should be taken to prevent the Immigra tion of women to Utah before first being made aware of the true state of affairs there. Not only foreign countries are to 1 be told of the alleged teachings of Mor mon missionaries but the people of this country are to be told of the alleged practices. The executive board' Is In possession of records of many persons who were attracted to Utah under mis leading statements by the missionaries. (Continued on page 8.) reconciled." He refused to say where they were going, but it was understood from other sources that the couple In tended to go to Philadelphia. No par ticulars of the reconciliation could bo obtained from tho Wall family. Thu engagement of Mr. Nellson and Miss Wall was announced last October, but the Wall family objected to vigor ously. It is said, because Mr. Nellson was a Roman Catholic and Miss Wall a Protestant, that they were married se cretly January 0th, Mrs. Nellson con tinuing to reside at her father's house. Jules Nellson iy well known In New York society. His elder sister was the f A MINE OP GOLD. Wonderfully Rich. Strike Mad -f in. Arizona- -f Douglas, Ariz., Jan. 23, Ono of f the greatest gold otrlkes ever rnado -f In this section Is reportod In tho , Santa Rosa district, about fourteen -f I miles from Dougln. It consists of i -j- a lodge about six feet wldo, having -f 4- a tiftccn-lnch pay streak. It con- -f- tains wlro gold and runs thousands -f of dollars in fico gold. -f- -t- Tho country Is everywhere rain- 4- crallzod and Is attracting great at- 4- 4- lention. There aro many people -f- 4- coming In and going out to tho 4- 4- new camp. It Is bollevod this will 4- 4- bo ono of tho greatest mining dls- 4- 4- trlctc of tho entire West, 4. 4 4 4- 4 SETTLED WITH COLOMBIA. United States Representative Ad justs Differences Between Two Countries. Washington, Jan. 23. Mr, Snyder, tho United States Charge at Bogota, has re ported to tho State department that ho has succeeded In adjusting satisfactorily with tho Colombian Govornmcnt tho vex atious Issues arlHlng from tho controversy between tho Government and the Na tional Stroot Railway Company of Bo gota, of which most of tho stock 1h hold fy American and British uubJcctH. Mr. Snyder's nowe Is welcomed, an .showing that tho Legation's rolatlons with tho Government of Colombia contlnuo on a friendly footing, unaffected by what hoc buxtpenod on tho Jothmus. IRRIGATION FOR LANDS L cal , Company Has Plan To Use Water Thought To Be Useless. CMSETO CITY Warm Springs Lake May Add Millions to Value of Large Tract Just North of Corpo rate Limits of Zion. A new Irrigating project which will bring under cultivation 3000 acres of desert land' almost adjoining the cor porate limits of Salt Lake City, besides giving a complete supply of water to at least 2000 acre9 more which are now only partially watered, is just taking form under the guidance of the Reliance Water and Irrigation company. This company will utilize the wators of Warm Springs lake, just north of the city, for Irrigating purposes, and In ad dition it has appropriated the surplus waters of Jordan river and City creek. The scheme has been under way for some months past, but it wa3 only dur ing the last week that tho rights ap plied for by the company Wore finally adjudicated. The Important feature of this project Is the enormous value which will be given to the lands re deemed, whose close proximity to the city makes them most desirable for truck and fruit-raising, the total in crease in value of the lands affected be ing estimated at from 52.000.000 to 34, 000,000. RAISE WATER WITH PUMPS. Owing to the fact that the entire sup ply of water handled by the new irri gation works must bo' raised with pumps, the cost of irrigating the lands will be considerable, but it will bo a small matter when compared to the added value given to tho land. There will be two pumping plants ono just below Warm Springs lake, which will raise tho water 35 feet, and the other on the bench above, which will raise the water 120 feet. The lower pumping plant will cover a wldo stretch of bot- wlfc of Arthur Kemp, but secured a di vorce from him in Rhode Island last November, marrying the samo day Hol 11s Hunnewell of Boston. Tho Wall family live at 1000 Madison avenue and have a largo country plaeo at Lenox, Mass. Philadelphia, Jan. 23. Jules B. Nell son and his bride arrived at the Penn sylvania railroad station here tonight. I They were disinclined to talk, but Mr. Nellson stated that ho and his wife's family had reached a satisfactory I agreement. Mr. Nellson would not say how long he Intended remaining in this city. PHILIPPINES EXHIBIT. Articles to Be Shown at St. Louis Roach Portland. Portland, Or., Jan. 23. The Oriental llnor Indrasamha arrived at Astoria this ovenlng after a run of thirty-four days from Manila. She has on board tho big Philippine exhibit for the St. Louis exposition. It consists of over 2000 tons of Philippine products, old cannon and materials for building a typical Philippine village at St. Loult It is a very Interesting Item on the big liner's manifest, not only for Its historical value, but on account of its size. Owing to the great bulk of the consignment It will require five special trains of about thirty cars each. As soon as the steamship reaches Portland the exhibit will be rushed aboard these trains Immediately on arrival and start ed eastward with as little delay as pos sible. The big Item Is not the only speclal trnln consignment on tho big llnor, for ahe also has aboard the largest con signment of silk ever brought to this port. It is valued at nearly $1,000,000 and for this reason will bo given pre cedence over the other freight and sent out by special express train. Paint Shop Fix-e. Troy, N. 1"., Jun. 23. Firo In the paint and upholHtcrlng ahops of tho Delaware & Hudson railroad at Greon Island today cauel a loss o ?S0,90Q Desert Will Be Turned Into Valuable Gardens and Orchards. torn land extending from the lake to Wood's Cross, while the ono above will supply the territory between the lower ditch and the county road. The lower stretch of country is all desert land, but on the bench are a number of ranchc-9, some now practically abandoned, while all have suffered greatly from lack of sufficient water. The lands are all of the finest quality and' with plenty of water this country Immediately north of the city will be a veritable garden spot, a land of orchards and truck patches, all under the highest possible state of culti vation. COST OF WATER PER ACRE. The new company claims that it will bo able to give these lands an ample water supply, this being guaranteed, in fact. Tho charge for the perpetual water right will be $30 an acre for the lowlands and $50 an acre for tho bench lands, payable in both cases in ten- an nual Installments, the deferred pay ments drawing 5 per cent interest. The cost of maintaining the system will bo additional. The present value of most of these lands Is ubout $50 an acre, and It la claimed' that with water they will be worth anywhere from $400 to $1000 an acre. It Is pointed out that land In the vicinity of Bountiful Is now held as high as $300 an acre, and- the lands closer to tho city with tho same advantage would be worth relatively more. HAS A GOOD START. Tho company already has 2000 feet of Its supply ditch constructed and since the question of its right has been set tled the work will be pushed more l'ap idly. A 125 horse-power englno will be Installed to operate the pumps for th lower ditch and a 300 horse-power en glno will pull the water to tho higher level, the pumping capacity of the two stations being 10,000 and 6000 gallons per minute, respectively. The amount of water appropriated1 from Warm Springs lake 13 30 second-feet, and the surplus from the Jordan river and City creek Is expected to make the amount at hand sufficient for tho required purpose. It has been believed by many in the past that the sulphur in the Warm Springs water would render It unfit for irrigat ing purposes, but it is claimed that a scientific analysis has demonstrated that this fear wao wholly unfounded. MEN AT THE HELM. Tho officers of the Reliance Water and Irrigation company are as follows: L. B. Dewey, president; A. W. Stevenson, vice-president; J. T. Brcckon, secretary and treasurer: tho directors comprising the ofilcers with the addition of L. C. Prosser and S. J. Johnson, WITNESS WAS BROKE. Why Oregon Woman. Failed to Go to California to Prosecute Al leged Assailant. Portland, Or., Jan. 23. Mrs. A. H. Ames, of Marshflold, Or., was brought beforo tho United Slates District court hero today and was ordered transferred to San Francisco. Mrs. Amos was sum moned to appear beforo tho United States District court of that city as tho princi pal witness against a man named Da vis, who Is under arrest on. tho cha'rgo of criminally apaaultlng Mrs. Ames whllo she was on tho way from San Francisco to Marahfleld on tho steamer Alliance. "When tho court asked Mrs. Ames why she had not obeyed the order of tho San Francisco court, sho answered that sho did not havo sufflclont money to pay her fare. Sho left for San Francisco to night. In chargo of a deputy United States marshal. HEAVY SNOWSTORM. Blizzard Baging" in Uewfoundlnnd Schooners Are Caught in tho Ico. St. John, N. F., Jan. 23, Another vio lent snowstorm raged over the. wholo Island today. Four schooners aro Xast in tho ice and aro unablo to communlcato with tho shore. Tho wholo bay ami tho Gulf of St. Lawrenco us far aB tho oyo can rcaoh Is a mass of lco. Two other craft that woro carried out into tho sulf or? Xroaan fast in -a. flojv k FLOOD WATERS I AT PITTSBURG I ARE SUBSIDING I At Other Points Situation H Remains Unchanged. H iH SUFFERING AMONG THE P60R :H Many Big Factories Farc4 to ' '1 Shut lawn. Thousands of Men and Women Are Thrown Out of Employment Dam- JH ago Will Run Into Millions. Pittsburg, Jan. 23. Tho flood danger at this point has passed. All day long both rivers continued to rlso until n o'clock this afternoon when thirty feet ijl and one-tenth was registered at the Monongahela wharf. From that hour on the waters receded slowly, until at 10 o'clock the gauge rcgisterd twenty- 'H nine and nine-tenths feet and station ary. The temperature is lower and light snow Is falling. jH The Allegheny 1b still full of running Ice, but it is much thinner than earlier in the day. From the headwater points on both the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers the reports tonight show them to be either stationary or falling. The actual damage done in Pittsburg will not reach the high figures at first given out, and will probably not ex ceed half a million dollars. To thl? amount, however, must be added the jH loss to the manufacturers and mills through forced shutdowns and to work men through suspended wages, which lH will run the total close to the million IH mark. No loss of life has been re ported. The continued rise in the Allegheny ! river today caused the water to force !H its way into no less than forty-three iH manufacturing establishments. The estimate of the number of mon that are thrown out of work by the IH flood for from a half day to three or jH four days places the number at 40.000. il The loss to them in wages will go closn iH to 5500,000. It Is known that thirty-five coal boats, each holding 25,000 bushel? 'H of coal and two barges, each holding 'H 15,000 bushels, were sunk. The loss on ! this property would be about $100,000. IH The Model barge and its cargo was 'H valued at $35,000. The Hornet No. 2 and tho towboat Wlnfred, which wero 'H sunk at Marietta, were valued at about $25,000. The loss on houseboats, land- iH ing?, false work at bridges, coal tlpplo iH and other river property will likely iH amount to about $75,000, making the ea timated loss on river property $235,000. The high water will bring benefits as well as damages. It Is expected that Tuesday afternoon the water will havo fallen enough to permit shipment of H coal to Southern points. The suffering- In the lower part of tho city has been intense among the poor. The police are doing their utmost to heir these people. All the lower parts of the two cities and the south side are submerged. In Allegheny the entire section south oC South avenue and Robinson street and extending from Grant avenuo to Pine street Is covered with from two to six feet of water; Exposition park and tho National League baseball grounds are lH under five feet of water and portions of the Fourth and Eighth wards are also flooded. An extra force of police Is pa trollng this district In skiffs to protect, the residents and minister to thel-' IH needs. In this city, Duquesno Way, IH Water street and many side streets as far east as Ninth street are partly sub- H merged, while on the south side nearly all the mills and manufacturing plants IH fronting on the Monongahela have been IH forced to suspend operations. Traffic IH on every railroad entering Pittsburg la more or less affected. jH At Sharon four men and a woman H who attempted to ford a swollen stream H near here today were swept away and H It Is reported all wero drowned. H A passenger train on tho West Penn- H sylvanla road was caught by tho rising H waters of the Allegheny river at Glass- H mere and the passengers had to be J taken from the train by means of H skiffs. The big gorge in the Monongahela H river at the pontoon bridge, which B moved the many coal fleets tied up I H along the river landing, began to break B this morning. HBb Up to this time there have been no HBVJ Uvea lost in the flood as far as known. ,HHVJ Tho property loss will probably reach HBl $1,000,000. HBH AT PHILADELPHIA. Philadelphia, Jon. 23. What prom Ises to bo the most destructive JBa (Continued on pago 8.) H CYCLONE DEAD. , , Thirty-Eight Wero Silled in tho t Alabama Blow-. -f Birmingham, Ala,, Jan. 23. Tho 4- H -f total number of deaths In yestcr- -4- BBVJ day's tornado Is thirty-eight, six H 4- of whom are white Tho numbor HVJ 4- of Injured Is estimated at slxty-flvo, -f iJHV 4- twolvo fatally. Citizens of Tusca- -f H 4- louna nro caring for tho dost!- -f- 'JHVJ 4- tuto. 4-1 IffflVJ -tr .. &,ib ih&: