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; III : ' v THE S&JJT Tj&K TBTBXTKE. . i
Iff il 'County Charges Cease:
l' 'Reason Given Why They
lj; jj Live Longer Than.Aver-
lijj: age Citizen.
ijj ' ' ' .
J j Old Men, Crippled and Diseased,; lin-
' Vj . 'ger Man Years Some Pn-
H ,T, thctic Cases. . v
jl (j I White hairs and bent bodies on all
lo,1 'cldos- tho aged and the holploss thoso
' i' jj I aro the- first impressions ono Gets from
' j: .a visit to tho county Infirmary. And tho
I f flrst question that occurs to tho mind is:
1 ' 4 .How do they manage to llvo bo long?
.;) For of thoso who dwell In tho epaciouB
' 'buildings beneath tho shado of tho lom-
II il ; i bardies and the box elders on the Hurray
II , ' li j road, nearly all have- many years since
passed tho proverbial three score and
I ' i' l .ten milestone. Slclc or helpless, they
I "lj -seem to Just linger along, contented to
I i-arguo over National Jssues or to quarrel
I ',; ,ovcr potty matters, until finally weakness
I 'jji drives thorn to bed and gradually they
I j if ! -fall into the sleep that knows no waking,
jl . l j "Worry Does Not Haunt Them.
i ' ! "Worry does not haunt tho Infirmary.
1 ,;' ' at least so far as tho minds of the In-
I I) : mates are concerned. They havo ceased
I ii i to worry lone ago. Thoy aro broken
I ; down. Life has nothing more of mo-
, '. ment for them. They don't know tho
'meaning of tho word ambition; some of
' , ! them forgot it decades ago. Somo novor
1 ! J Jinew It "With tho knowledge that their
.' , declining years will pass among comfor-
l j tablo surroundings comes a content that
vndurcs amid sickness, suffering and
-fl death on all sides.
I I ; it Isn't a pleasant place to pass one h
' days In. So far as man can make it
ji .beautiful and clean and wholesomo ovory-
d thing has been done. But twisted bodies,
v. gaunt faces and the big bright eyes,
. I with which ppproachlng diaoluUon
l marks thoso whim it has eelectod for tho
, 't i grave; these things you can see ovory-
j -where; and nono of. them arc conducive
l : to good spirits. But the old men and
1 k 'women who pass their days hero aro past
, lj susceptibility to environment. Each Is
I ! wrapped up In himself or herself. In
r. , their second childhoods thoy eocm to havo
; I , entered a slow race with death which
I would undoubtedly be exasperating to tho
, , ! , second partv If he were not always a suro
' ft winner in tho end.
J. ! Slow Race "With. Death.
i"i .1 ' That is the ono remarkable thing about
the place tho thing you notice when you
,i enter and when you leave this big pro-
jl : portion of old people who keep ono foot
: ' in thft tn-avo for manv vcars before thoy
ID i !i ;J follown with tho other. ' The sccrot of
I il'l . 1,10 w"hoJft thing seems to bo tills con-
I , If: ! tontedncss and freedom from caro and
I i I 'if , worry. - "
M I J Most of these men and women havo
, been In the place tor years. Thoy came
i' i' j because they wore cither Blck or bclp-
. . less, becauso they were approaching
'(, '! death and had nono to care for them.
!j And many of them havo stayed and
' (J stayed In Just this same condition. Once
: having entered! the doors pf tho Instltu-
'.'i tlon dissolution seemed to slacken, al-
j; i ! most to stop.
jj Some of tho Afflicted.
'"L Rheumatism and paralysis these aro
generally tho ailments -vith which tho
j inmates are aflllctcd. Many cases of
1 1 ' acute diseases exist. There Is ono wom
i 1 1 ' tin 01 years of age. Both her breases
1 1 , 1 . havo boon eaten away by cancer, and
, , every gland in her, body Is cancer6us.
i She has been aflllctcd with this awful
. i disease for more than llvo years. And
yet she is bright and cheerful and gives
) . evcrj promise of living until sho closely
j , '( , approaches tho century mark.
! 1 j! v Another woman came into the placo
f fU : at tho age of C4 years. She was infirm
i, j; i then. That was fourteen years ago. She
' ' still totters about and gossips with other
' ' I women In her ward,
ii i Benjamin Beor came to the infirmary
j ' two years ago becauso of the weakness
j ' of old age. lie is S2 years old now. Ho
r Is halo and hearty and takes his .regular
! . j morning walk each day.
I They havo had nlnoteen deaths during
1 I'," tho present your, and the averaco ago
' J was C5 years. Tho that tho average is
!' hardly fair becauso four of the nineteen
. I were men under middle age strangers
, ' j I in Salt Lake who hod been picked up
;! I sick and helpless on tho streets.
Old Hen. Like to Argue.
B How do these old men live? They loiter
H' !f l J 4 about the halls and wards in the winter
Hr .tlrno, reading tho newspapers and talk-
r t ing over their pipes. In summer they go
H u J - out beneath the shado of the big trees
H1 i i' j and sit there In little groups dreaming,
HJ, R ! dozing or looking away with vacant eyes
1 ; which seem to sco only the things that
1 , happened long ago. Onco in a while a
j -i ii . nuerclous old1 voice disturbs tho monot
n I I 1 ony with somo comment on the current
Hl 1 ' M events comment that comes apropos of
nothing, but Invariably brings reply from
H, j J i a neighbor. Ai-gument springs up; it
waxes warm, and becomes general. In
- I'ti" fact argumont Is the great amusement
I 'j. , of these white-haired children. The Rus-
i rHjl! Hlan-Japaneso war has been fought over
H' ! I. jJ.j i ugaln until, rigurtlvcly speaking, the
J f i ! grounds have run red with blood and tho
. Mr 1 shriek 'of Ehccls and booming of big guns
Hi' ') of Fort Arthur clmlniatcs all other sounds
t . JJ for hours at a time. And they argue
; j in real earnest. They have come to take
.'j nides and to throw their sympathies on-
; , I M tlrely with their favorite forces. Lot
B .JJ) the announcement of a Japanese victory
S como to the infirmary and ono contingent
i A ' of these old men will bo sick in bid while
'' : the other goes abcut with flashing eyes
1 'Jj and wagging heads,
j' HI Tho Pathetic Side.
H J . j) But it isn't all comedy by anv means in
1 ; ' lf this slow raco with death. Thcro is a
i l'i l' ji. tsort of a grim reality about tho sight
'Vt 21 of these wlthenxl forms, armless, legless,
i , ' ? ' limbs twisted, or dangling motionless and
l I' withered, that makes tho heart of tha
1 i pcctator sick. Somo of them llo'ln their
! I; III iron bedsteads, day in and day out, week
M ' ij A in nnd weck out unl" the weeks grow
j j; 'to months and Uio months become years.
4, , , i . hat is all they do-thcy lust lie there
' i ! t . Jl tncre waiting for the end. They hard-
;i,, IJ 1- over talk, these bedridden ones, In-
J ' I ' J variably when awako Uielr eyes aro fixed
'' l on tho celling or look out of tho wln-
'il ir d8w WItLl tha.t "Rseelni: expression that
W(, ,j Jl chows the mind Is living way back in
. ; "tho Past, going over a life that has been
I I j practically spent, and Is drawing to a
i l . l , ' close so s low y that tho liver must sonie-
m ht times wish that death would hurry and
,('.( end It all.
! '"V j, Youth "With Broken Back.
'' ii 'rhcy .C"'1 aH oltl i the inflrmarj'.
'i j' , 1 Occasionally you will run across a pa-
A f, rj tlcnt whose years are still few. There
1 ii, r( '( Is a boy in the west corridor of tho men's
'u i )J building, lie is 21 years of ago, the age
Iih! 1) whtn ho should be erect, full of vigor
J jl ) 'and ambition. But when he was a baby
: Mif f Ms mother in a lit of drunken rage throw
1 ! 'M i him down a flight of stars. It broke
h IKiiH M ?B o:wk- ow he lies as ho has lain
HI ' I I-?, 2?or twenty.-four y.ears, never still a rao-i
mont; twitching hands, rolling head, and
Jerklnt; arms telling ,the- story of SL
Vitus danco. His limbs fire withered,
and his big bright eyes show suffering.
Tho mother herself never camo to see her
child. But ono day sho.- too, was brought
to the Infirmary, suffering from an
apopletio stroke. Sho died a few days
later. Tho boy lives as ho will prob
nblycondnuo to live for many years to
como, tossing, twitching and Jerking
abouuon his little bedstead.
More Men Than Women.
Ono stnnngo fact impresses Itself on
thoso who'VlBit tho place the proportion
of tho women to tho men lo about one
In four. Auid yet tho proportion of wom
en to meln in this country is practically
equal. Evidently tho so-called helpless
sox's members aro ablo lo tako care of
themselves "when thoy get old or olse
thoy aro bl-yssed with either friends or
provldors. At any rato there la only
or.o woman to four mon, nnd women at
I that aro snld to be tho more subject to
sickness and invalidism.
Somo Wero "Wealthy.
Many other strange facts aro to bo
found in the institution If ono wants to
look thorn up. Two of the old mon who
now hobble about, wore onco rich and
well known In this .section. Ono of
these, JO. P. Kclstrom, sucnt his fortune
trying to ouro paralysis, which ovontu
ally triumphed ovor scienco and loft its
victim a cripplo nnd a county charge.
Another lost his fortuno through mines.
Then there Is Marry Cox, who camo to
"the Infirmary three years ago with his
wife. Tho old couplo wero allowed to
llvo together angi woro rarely apart.
Finally tho woman died. That wan about
a year and a half ago. Tho old man has
never boon tho same since. He goes
about ulone. ncwr looking up and rarely
passing a word with anyone.
Josonll Tilttor. hllnrl ns hi In.
to bow down benoalh tho weight of S3
years, and takes his regular two-mllo
walk every day, rain or shine. He has
been In the placo ten years.
And so right through tho list, they havo
ceased to worry and as a conseque.nco
they llvo on nnd on, whllo their younger
and seemingly moro vigorous fellows,
who are fighting the battle of cvery-day
existence, aro carried dally to hospital
and morgue.
"Ulsters Worn in Summit Discarded
for Light Linen in Salt
' ' Lake,
Somo men started homo from camp in
Summit, county early Saturday morning.
It was in the high portion of tho county,
that section whoro tho "Weber, Bear, Du
schenso and Provo rivers havo their
source, a fnvorlto retreat for summer
campors. When they started tho curtains
of tho wngon wero drawn and a heavy
robe, protected their feet, whllo rubber
coats wero worn as well as overcoats. It
had been raining for two davs and tho
highor peaks wore tipped with snow.
When the sun came out ono of tho cur
tains was raised to afford tho travelors a
chance to cpjoy tho view as thov rode
down the canyon. Tho rubber coats wero
discardod at the samo time.
When part way down tho canyon an
other curtain was raised, and tho two got
out of tho wagon to run awhilo for tho
purpose of warming their feet. "When
tho wagon reached the mouth of tho qan
yon. and started across Peoa bench tho
overcoats wsre discarded, and In tho val
ley off camo Jackets. Tho vests followed
beforo Klmball'H was reached, where tho
train was boarded.
Arriving in this city tho ono thing
needed was a cold bath. Tho transition
occupied but elovon hours, tho distance
traveled bolng a little less than seventy
miles. , .
Every Union to Bo Represented at
Calder's Park.
At tho weekly meeting of tho Utah
Federation of Labor, hold yesterday
morning, preliminary steps wero taken to
prepare for the great celebration which
will bo given cn Jxbor day. In tho morn
ing of tho great day the worklngmen be
longing to all the various unions will bo
on hand, attired In their uniforms and
ready to Join In the morning parade,
which will march through the business
streets several thousand strong. Three or
four bands will be hired for the occasion,
to mako tho air resound with martial
music and tho praises of the working
man. Moreover, each union will bo ex
pected to furnish a iloat. nnd, as tho
general orgnnlzxaion lias stirred up con
siderable rivalry by offering prizes for
tho two best appearing lloats, a good
showing a expected In this line. The
samo applies, perhaps moro forcibly, to
tho appearance of tho various unions, as
throo prizes havo been offered for the
ones making tho best all around showing
t in tho parade.
In the afternoon tho worklngmen will
Journey to Calder's Tnrk and thero spend
a day of picture. A varied programme
pf excellent sports Is being prepared by
ia,rd working .committees, and all looks
bright .and encouraging for tho annual
outing of Utah's laboring ho3ts.
Another meeting will be held next Sun
"ay morning and ns final reports from
all tho various committees will be receiv
ed a large attendance is desired.
Railroad Notes.
Somo surveyors havo lately pas3ed
through East canyon, traveling to Emi
gration canyon. Who they ropresent can
not bo learned, but as this Is the route
most frequently spoken of In regard to
the Moffat line, it is possiblo thut the
work of securing an entrance to this val
ley is still being pushed forward.
Several cloudbursts were reported along
the Rio Grande yesterday, In addition to
the ono at Elngham. but no damage re
C(Lto, th? Property of tho railroad. At
Mill Fork tho water was very high and
came up to tho tracks, but It was not bad
enough to delay trains. Assistant Super
intendent Gelgcr left on No'. 2 to look af
tor tho work of repairs to tho grado If
needed. Another cloudburst was reported
:?,n ,clnaP n the Sevier branch, but
this did not amount to anything beyond
pending a torrent of muddy water rush
ing along tho grade.
Tho married and single men in tho rail
road offices, who will shortly cross bat3
wdro practicing early yesterday, although
each crowd denied tho accusation. ,
Miss Ethel Barrymoro's company camo
in over the Short Lino yeaterday.
Tho Rio Grande Western will put ono
of Its steam shovels Into commission this
week In completing tho work of rectifying
tho line between here and 'Ogden. Tho
ballasting will bo finished before tho
shovel Is taken off.
The Oregon Short Line, In building Its
now spur from Sandy to tho three smel
lers at Bingham Junction, will cross un
der tho Rio Grando tracks, which will bo
n trA.b,one.nt t0 a11 concerned. Neither
road will be hampered in tho operation of
trains. Tho new line will be finished this
CURSION - Td Ogden, August 18.
Grand annual outing. Everybody in
vited. Special train leaves D. & H. G.
depot at 1 p. m. Returning Jvca Og
den 11 p. m. Trout and chicken dinner
at The Hermitage. Bicycles carried
free, Fare L00. ,
Br. Padea's Appeal for
Streaks of CrueSiy Are Un-.
worthy of Christian
Treatmont of Horses in Salt Lake
City on tho Wliolo Quito
'Kindness to Animals" was the theme--o
tho Row Dr. "W. M. Pa den's dis
course last evening- at the First Pres
byterian church, his text having been
the words of Proverbs, 12-10: "A
righteous man regardeth the life of his
beast, but the tender mercies of tho
wicked aro cruel." -
"A thoroughly good man," said Dr.
Paden, "Is kind even to his horse. A
thoroughly bad man is cruel even to
his wife and children. Most of us arc
neither vcrj' bad or very good. Our
kindness is streaked with cruelty, our
cruelty is mitigated by outbursts of
tender mercy., "We cannot as Christians
afford to be satisfied wlth such a medi
ocre type or character. Our Ideal 19
perfection. 'Be ye perfect,' said Jesus,
'Even as your heavenly Father Is per
fect,' Ono of our Father's perfections
is kindness. God is kind kind to tho
uttermost;, and so must we, his child
ren, bo, if we are like him.
"Such kindness should, like charity,
begin at home, but It should not end
there; it should go on to perfection. A
good man Is not only kind to his kin,
to his neighbors, and to all of his spe
cies, but his kindness extends to all
sentient creatures.
Hearts Blind on Ono Side.
"At no point are we more apt to be
narrow than In our sympathies. Our
"hearts are to often blind on one side or
the other, and very often extremely
nearsighted. Wo need the longing ex
pressed In , John Vonilan's prayer:
'Baptize us with a sense of all condi
tions." The text of this oven Is a call
to such dlvjnc breadth of compassion.
"A rjghteous man regardeth tho Hfo
of his beast. Such regard may be de
fined as kindly thoughtfulness. "With
the maJorlt3r of us deficiency In kind
ness is largely due to lack of thought.
" 'For evil is wrought by want of thought,
As well as by want of heart.'
"We do not take pleasure In pain, we
simply overlook It or Ignore It.
"In former times there were people
who made light of animal suffering.
Mulbranche, the French philosopher, In
sisted that animals weio mere auto
mata, mere machines, and did not suf
fer. So he made no more of kicking a
crippled dog out of his way than if sho
had been a broken piece of bric-a-brac
"When, on such ocosions, one remon
struted with him for his harshness, he
exclaimed: 'What! don't yju know that
the thing does not feel! We lenow bet
ter, wo know that wherever there is
sentient life, creation groans and tra
vails In puln. We need not deny that
the higher the order of life, tho greater
the succeptlblllty to pain, but neither
may we dny thnt the higher the life
the moro abundant the sources of re-llfe.
Responsibility of Man.
"The very fact that God has made,
ns for dominion over all sheep and
oxen and other beasts of the Held,
makes us responsible. The lower ani
mals are ours to use, not ours to abuse.
Many of them are distinctly set apart
to bo our servants, and as such they
must be tenderly cored for and merci
fully dealt with. Doth not God care for
rawns? And shull we neglect to care
for the horse which helps us earn our
dally bread? Do not bven the dogs
eat of the crumbs which fall from a
good master's table? Do not we have
a constant need of mercy? Blessed are
the mrclful, for thy shall obtain mercy.
Dumb Servants' Appeal.
"Do not our dumb servants them
selves make frequent appeal for our.
kindly regard? There Is a whole ser
mon In Dr. Ilolalnd's response to the
pathetic affcctlonateness of his dog
" 'My dear dumb friend, now lying there,
A willing vassal at my feet,
Glad partner of my home and faro,
My shadow on the street.
'I trust you'as I trust tho stars,
Nor cruel loss, nor scoff of pride,
Nor beggary, nor dungeon bars
Can move you from, my side.
'As patient under Injury.
As Christian saint of old,
As gentle as a lamb with mo,
But with your brothers bold.
'Ah, Blanco! did I worship God
As truly as you worship me,
Or follow where my Master trod,
With your humility.
'Did I sit fondy at his feet
As you, dear Blanco, alt at mine,
And watch Him with a love as sweet,
My life would be divine.' "
More "Watering Troughs Needed.
During the course of his sermon, Dr.
Paden recommended that more water
ing troughs bo placed In Salt Lake City,
and that people hav old, disabled, or
sick animals removed by the officers
Instead of abandoning them to avoid
seeing them suffer." "He stated that the
horses here as a rule are well eared
fori and that the Humane officers
seemed to be doing their duty as they
Common Brotherhood Advocated by
the Rev. Mrl Hanson.
Rev. H. A Hanson of the English
church discoursed upon the topic, "True
Estimate of Man." based on Luke 18,
14; "Everyone that exalteth himself
shalj be abased; and he that humbleth
himself shall be exalted."
He quoted Psalm S, 2-4, and said that
it appears from this that David con
sidered tho moon and stars superior to ,
man. .This conception was erroneous
And bordered on paganism, which
bowed in worship to the heavenly
Christ, by taking upon himself human
nature, made manifest the true nobility
of man. Cut man is slow to recognize
his true position. Ho often puts a too
high estimate upon hissolf, "exalts
himself," and, sometimes, a too low as
tlmato. Either is wrong. Thereforo
the ono must be abased and the other
In referring to the national life of
man, he suld that the form of govern
ment enjoined under the American flag,
which gives the .fullest protection of
life, property ard pursuit of pleasure,
is tho divine ideal of government.
In speaking of the church, he re
marked that here above all other
places, men ought to meet on common
ground. Referring to the preceding
verse, "The Pharisee stood by him
self," ho said:
"If you aro troubled with too large
an nudlence in tho church, get a sour,
pessimistic Pharisee, give him the run
of things and. you will soon have room
enough." .
The man in society who has the most
inlluenco for good, is not the one who
tips his noso the highest, but the truly
superior man who Is genlel and com
mon. In closing, he said that tho true
estimate of man recognizes every man
.as a brother.
Criticism of Christian Crocds by Latter-Day
"Havo you ever noticed how peculiar
ly applicable to this age Is tho phrase
'Dispensation of the fullness of times,'
by which it has been designated by
'Dattor-Day Saints," asked Mnthonihah
Thomas, the only speaker at yesterday
afternoon's Tabernacle service. In the
last seventy years greater progress has
been made in the arts and sciences than
ever before. Ocean has been made to
klsa ocean. To traverse the world Is
but a matter of a few days. Modern
science and Invention Is already anni
hilating time, space nnd distance. We
speak long distances through space and
fly through tho air. In- this age es
pecially great men have boon moved
by tbe spirit of God to bring forth new
inventions and discoveries and to make
known to man the mysteries of the
Father. All this Is being done to pre
pare the way for the coming of the
Son of Man. God raised up Washing
ton, Hamilton, Madson and Jefferson
to be instruments in his hands for the
establishing of a free republic where
man might worship God according to
the dictates of his own conscience. And
when this had been done ho raised up
another man, equally great, to establish
tho church of Christ and to prepare
for his coming."
Thon, turning to tbe subject of re
ligion, Elder Thomas said:
"There are certain fundamental
truths in religion that must be accept
ed by all Christians and viewed alike
from the same platform. On these
points Christians may be just as sin
cere as Latter-Day Saints, but I do
not believe that their views are quite
so definite or so much in accordance
with thoso laid down by the ancient
Rev. Scruggs Talks on Pre-Emincnco
of Christ.
Tho Rev. T. IT. Scruggs of Provo filled
tho pulpit at tho Second Baptist church
of this city yesterday morning. Ho se
lected for his subject, "Tho Prc-Emlncnco
of Christ." nnd used as his text, tho latter
part of tho ISth verso of tho first chapter
of Colossians, which reads: "That in all
enough "pre-eminence." directing ntten
Tho speaker expressed rogret that Chris
tians in general do not give to Christ
enough "preeminence," directing atten
tion to tho fact' that Christ had pre
eminence in three fields power, grace and
Tho Row Scruggs loft for Tlntlc last
City and
FUNERAL services over the remains
of David E. James, who died In this city
last Friday, will bo held this afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock from tho Odd Fellows'
hall. From 11 to 11:20 tho remains may
bo viewed at the home. 37G South Seventh
West. Interment will be In tho City cem
REPORT was mado to tho police de
partment last evening that two bnth
rooms at Saltair had been broken Into
yesterday afternoon nndySC in cash and
two watches stolen. Tub robberv was
committed whllo the owners were in
bathing. Entrance to tho rooms was
gained by bursting in tho doors. There
is no cluo to tho perpetrators.
JOHN G. BECIITOL. left Dawson on
August 1 to visit his son, Charles W.
Bechtol, at Tanana, Alaska. Ho goes
thenco to Nome and will sail from thero
somo tlmo this fall for the States, ex
pecting to be In Utah beforo tho snow
files. Mr. Bechtol has been in Alaska for
tho past six yeara.
SALTAIR EMPLOYEES will give their
first outing next Thursday, August 18 A
great day of suorts and amusements is
being arranged, it being announced thnt
moro than J10CO in prizes will bo given
The one placo for comfort nnd ele
gance. Fireproof; telephones In every
room; modern in every way.
Ethel Barrymore opens her engagement
at tho Salt Lako Theater this evening in
her popular play, "Cousin ICato."
Miss Nance O'Ncll regards tho Trcmont
theater, Boston, as hor "mascot." and
has insisted on beginning her noxt sea
son there. By the courtesy of Henry
W. Savage, Manager Schofiold has been
; enabled to secure for hor a single week
of "Tho Sho-Gun."
Manager F. Ray Comstock of tho musi
cal extravaganza "Tho Runaways," has
returned from Paris, bringing with him
a number of gown3 which, he sayB will
dazzle tho eyes of tho thoater-goefs on
the. trans-contlnontal tour of that organ
isation tills season. The gowns aro .said
to bo mervclous In their amount of handwork.
For Residences.
20 outgoing calls per month. No
charge for incoming calls. 2'yAc for ex
cess calls.
For Residences.
Unlimited service.
Sep England and France in sword
combat, Saltair, tonight. Free. '
Woodman Excursion
State day at Saltair August 1C. Como
and win a prize,
sire il CAES
Iocs! Fla! Crippled
Last Niglii.
City in Darkness and Citi
zens Compelled to Walk
to Hemes.
Lightning- Bolt Lifts Bodily From the
Floor Great Engine in Trans
forming Station.
Ogden was struck by a sovcro electrical
storm last evening that snapped tho
Provo-Logan power lino and burned two
transformers In tho Ogden concentration
station, entirely crippling tho local elec
tric plant, so that the cars wero lied up
and tho lighting system was rendered In
operative during tho most Important paft
of the evening.
The lightning fir3t hit tho Tcllurido lino
between Logan and Provo, stopping tho
cars after S o'clock hcic. but not atfect
Ing the lights. The resulting shock at
tho local station was so terrific that tho
large receiving cngino was lifted bodly
from tho lloor and pilled away from Its
braces and largo retaining spikes as
though thoy wero tiny pins.
Entiro System Disrupted.
Lightning later struck tho big, Ogdon
plant, whero tho Logan, Provo, Bear
river and Ogden lines convorgo, and
burned up two receivers, thus disrupting
tho entire 'system. This was about 0
o"clock and for the next hour darkness
reigned supreme In Zlon and her sister
cities, save for tho occasional Hashes of
lightning which now and then lighted up
all Quarters.
Immcdlatelytho Bear river system was
short circuited, while the local steam
stations and tho Cottonwood plant wero
put In operation as quickly as physical
conditions would permit. During this
period tho lights frequently went on and
off for a moment. This was due not only
to tho occasional strikes by lightning,
but also to tho adding of new power from
theso stations which required a completo
change in tho parellellng system.
Steam Plants Turned On.
These three stations sunDlled tho need
ed powor for carrying the city, as soon
as tho machinery was properly adjusted.
Tho commercial service of the town was
tho first supplied, then part was turned
to the Main street car lines; tho resi
dents were next supplied and lastly tho
remaining car lines.
From 9 o'clock on the local station did
not receive any power from Ogden, Provo
or Logan and only tho largo local re
serve enabled tho system to furnish all
tho power needed for light and enrs.
During the two hours that tho cars
wero tied up tho cabmen did a good busi
ness. When tho power first went off
many of tho street car passengers ex
pressed a determination to wait and get
their money's worth, but before the two
hours of waiting woro over most of tho
cars wero deserted, both by passengers
nnd conductors.
Newspapers Delayed.
Fortunate It was for business men that
last night was Sunday instead of Satur
day. As It was, tho morning newspapers
wero probably the greatest sufferers,
aside from tho Utah Light & Rallwav
company, work in tho offices having been
stopped altogether during the tlmo tho
lights were out, resulting in delay in issuing-
tho early editions.
Robert S. Campboll, general manager
y.. iiiu uiuii .ljiih. iv jtanway company,
In discussing last night's trouble, said:
Long Distance Wires Susceptible.
"Every long distance transmission lino
Is subject to these lightning troubles, and
that Is why wo don't like the idea of
nlbrging power hero frcm the Snako
river. Every mllo in distance Just In
creases the chance of having the svstcm
entirely demoralized by a.llltlo lightning
Then wo are simply helpless. Wo can't
rush In and push things together all In
a hurry. Wo havo to wait and work
In accordance with certain deflnlto prin
ciples, '
"You may also have noted the fact that
wo have had more llghtlnlng storms this
year than ever before since our com
pany was organized. .Moreover, It seems
to be tho kind of electricity that catches
tho wire.
Mrs. Oda Shooling of Kentucky Is visit
ing her daughter. Mrs. J. R. Silver at
iG.1 East Fifth South direct '
J. E. Lewis of the United States navy
stopped ovor In Salt Lako a few hours
yesterday, enrouto to tho East.
Judgo LeGrand Young has returned
from his camp on the Upper Webor for a
few days' business In the city, but his
family with guests .will not return until
September 1. .
Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Rooklldgo. who
havo been occupying Mrs. R. C. Wood-
1 fn n,Sft mmS " S110 jyeber, will return
to the city thl3 week. Dr. and Mrs. E. W
Whitney havo been living in the
Stephens s cottage, which Is also in Hol
day park, but Saturday F. B. Stephens
and two children went up for 'a short va
cation among tho pines.
Miss Sybella. Clayton. Miss Thorcse Tay
lor, Miss Emily Whitney and Miss Naomi
Felt returned Saturday from the Clayton
ranch In Last Canyon to attend tho
Barrymoro engagement.
B. C. Copper and wife havo gone to
Coon's ranch to remain tho rest of August
Thomas F. Flbthugh Lee, a prominent
New York attorney: Is visiting hT Sa"t
Lake, a guest nt the Knutsford.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Chemlnals of Paris
France, who are taking a pleasure trin
through, tho United States, stopped over
yesterday in Salt Lako. oluyi,eu vcr
Miss Ethel Barrymore. who opens" a
weok's engagement at tho Salt Lako
theater In "Cousin Kate" tonight ar
rived n the city yetderday on tl.o after
noon train from San Francisco. She is
accompanied by hor leadlnS lady, ariss
Beatrice Agnow. and both aro roi stered
at the Knutsford. fcisariu
1 Dr". P.' 0lMihas returned from a ton
days' fishing trip to the Duchesno coun-
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Barrett arrived In
this city yesterday and aro registered ni
tho Wilson from Lckawn. Laos, Asia ftt
Elizaboth P. JMIllikin. a roturned mis
slonary from tho Orient. Is registered at
tho Knutsford from Tokyo Japan
Gustav Dinklngo,
Expert piano tuner and repairer P 0
box 905. 'Phone Carstensen &Anson
Royal Bread 13 pure, every loaf beari
our label with tho crown. At all
grocers and firot-closs restaurants.
See England and France In sworri
flword combat, Saltair, tonight. Free
in"?te11 C BnSand. L. Mare Crls
lol of France, sword combat, Saltair
, tonight. Free. uair,
Askold Crew Bears
lip Her lefeat
Russian Cruiser Almost a "Wreck
After Battlo With tho
SHANGHAI, Aug. 11, evening. It is
expected that the Russian protected
cruiser Askold, which arrived at Woo
sungon August 12, will dock tonight.
On the deck of the cruiser everything
was in confusion and it was noticed
that no attempt had yet been made to
put things in ship shape. There were
many pvidences of a hurried flight and
a running light. There was a remark
able spirit of cheerfulness and confi
dence on all sides. The members of tho
crew generally appeared to be healthy,
strong and in good spirits, although
some of the men seemed to be down
cast and absent minded.
Bravery of the Japs.
'Many of the men on tho Askold spoko
highly of tho bravery of the Japanese
and of their readiness to fight. They
have no misgivings as to the ultimate
result of the present conflict, however,
and this In spite of tho disastrous first
six months. Thoy consider It impos
sible for "great Russia" to succumb be
foro "little Japan."
They say that for evcrj' man who
dies another comes out; tliat for every
ship lost another will come over the
seas, and that ultimate victory is cer
tain. It was surprising to find men on
board the Askold who knew either a
little French, English or German. When
questioned concerning their present
losses, they simply anowered, "It is
fate," and say they did not consider it
horrl tn 1tr fnr thntr (nnntrv.
Twelve men and one ofilcer wero
killed on board, the Askold and about
fifty men were wounded. Those who
aro badly wounded have been taken to
n hospital here and tho captain of the
cruiser has told them to be ready to
sail in a week's time.
Difficult to Understand.
Upon noticing the condition of the
Askold she has nearly 200 shell holes in
her It lo difficult to understand why
her casualty list was not great.
The work of repairing the cruiser la
now proceeding. In ten days' time' she
can be sufficiently patched up to render
her seaworthy, but full repairs would
take much longer. Her flrst and third
funnels are riddled with machine-gun
bullets, and the base of another funnel
has been almost entirely blown away
at the deck level by a big shell.
Tho after funnel was cut in two nnd
telescoped on itself and the remains of
It are held up now by guy ropes only.
An eight-inch armour-piercing shell en
tered the Askold forward on her star
board s-Ide, about two feet above the
water line and lodged in a coal bunker.
A twelve-Inch shell exploded in her
starboard hammock netting amidships,
the fragments riddling and destroying
four metallic lifeboats.
Plowed Across tho Deck.
Another twelve-Inch shell entered a
stateroom on tho starboard quarter, cut
its way acrosw tho deck and exploded
in the quarters of the officers on the
port side of the vessel, destroying ev
erything within reach. The deckhouse
on the superstructure under the for
ward bridge was riddled by the frag
ments of a shell which exploded in
the forward funneL All the searchlights
on tho cruiser are damaged beyond re
pair. ,
The torpedo netting1 was cut up by a
shell and is useless. The bottom of the
Askold has several old and new Injur
ies, on etorpedo having made a big hole
through her side Into a bunker, which,
happily, was fairly water-tight. The
cruiser's steering gear la supposed to
have been damaged but her engines
and boilers are in practically good con
dition. The Russian torpedo-boat destroyer
Grozovol, which also reached here on
August 12, has no. serious Injuries but
she Is Inexpressibly dirty and neglected.
She was towed up the river today and
took a position alongside the dismantled
Russian gunboat Mandjur.
Grozovoi May Disarm.
The forty-eight hours granted the
Russia torpedo-boat destroyer Grozovoi
expired at 2 o'clock this afternoon. At
that hour 9he had not disarmed. The
Taotal of Shanghai has repeated his de
mand that the veswl leave or disarm.
The probabilities are that she will dis
arm. The hospital ship Mongolia, which
left Port Arthur August 10 with women
and children on board, has not been
The steamship Gaelic has, sighted the
Russian cruiser Novik between Shang
hai and Nagasaki, proceeding south
The Novik sought refuge at Tsingchou
but loft there at the expiration of
twenty-four hours and has not been re
ported before.
TOKIO. Aug, M.-Tho following aro
the casualties sustained by tho Japan
ese in the action of August 10:
On board the battleship Mlkasa, Ad
miral Togo's fiagshlp. thero wero four
officers and twonty-nino men killed six
officers and twenty-nine men soverely
wounded and four officers and forty-nine
men slightly wounded.
The armored cruiser Yakumo had ono
officer and eleven mon killed and ten
men wounded.
On board tho armored cruiser Nis3hln
soven officers and nlno men wero killed
wounded 0 3 nnd fll'tccn mon wero
tJohVenrPkllled0at dostro'cr Asri had
n ,b.?,nri1 to:PeJo-boat No. 3S ono man
was killed and eight others wounded.
I Jap Reinforcements at Port Arthur.
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 14, A dis
patch from Mukden states that the
Japanese Port Arthur army has been
largely relnfdrced and has taken un -1
position in two large bodies, one on tho
heights between Lung Wungtac and
Pigeon bay and the other on the hills
near Louisa bay. Guns also have been
P aced on the heights east of the Wolf
They Are Each Caused by a Pestifer
ous Germ.
BimfiiV Ti,rM4 iru,d ,djndruff aro somewhat
"J n their- origin; each is caused by
druff m1 Th ee,rm that causes dan-
nnnniif hnft" '" falling hair, and,
woulFnnnA ,Vlth0Ut dandruff there
rtniJi u bo ba,dnciis. and to cure dan
druff it Is necessary to kill the trerm
There has boon no hnlr prepnratfnn tt
WOUld do this until the dlscovprv
M'? "erplclde. WlSh poMtl wl? kills
J iKJSAT ?I,ny8 ltchlnK Instant!
Li nd mnkes ""Ir glossy and soft ns silk
"Jit Ts $V.tutSs;, 7hero nothing
rlsts. qnmfib. . S d by lcj"ng drug-
, VhHSldCo?. SDacSoV&mPle t0 ,
iiArtatei ln
Tattooiaj. 3
Sailers and Travolef
tho Orient Acquire
Fad. J
Salt Lako Man Had
ture of Snake Enelr
Els Body, j
"We get enough lalooed J
be quite experts on the
tattoo markings," saId a
dertaker the other day C,;
the designs show coiwide'
The famous Sherlock jJl
once made to deliver hlm
Ingthat "Three classes of
in being tatooed: m
the criminal classes" Bct.t
years ago society in Euro
and New York flevelopedTj
tatoocd. Being aeked few
once as to this the un&Uij
"Well, I've noticed very
kind. The great majority Cf"i
tooed people we get are e!
or men who have been salta,
time. James I-Toon, thefcoio
the other day, had some 3;
him. He ivns a eailor. J.
showed, for he was tattowi
Realistic "Work o! L.M
"Quite an ingenious m4rkfef
on a man we burled
It was in the form of a "M
all the way around his body S
the Ioina It looked mW
when we flrst uncovered h'n S
they have been dead a iU-xM
markings do not show up hsiliB
ly, especially after we-haw
them. In the first place thriK
darker, then, too, wheaacnW
and his blood stops clrwiB
mark like that gets faint, brX
lng to show it off. V
"Dragons are generally
those people who have IrariB
Orient. This is the favc-iaM
chosen by Chinese and JzrJiM
artists. They are always vsfM
tic In design, and I must
are always well done atd bH
"No, I've never EcenatyvaR
were tattoed. Yesv we dUlK
once, but she came from ercKj
alley. I guesw ther are ate! ml
kind that go In for It. SoffityK
Do they do that? Aft!!, iMjik
come across any. Of wanMe
can tell what fads they TOrtfcJg
Not Peculiar to CrciiiMt
"As for criminals, I've scieBfj
particularly that they 3Zt&m
habit. They may, for all I fcBE
we've had very few of ttsHriBj
I can't tell you from myoirtirmf.
C UIU IULVL' une IIRf UBL, llKKift
was Wlnnemucca Jacx, rteMfi
name was Jack McCarty. EeWi,
tooed slightly on the arm-lfcqBfef
the design waa mfc
"The arms, the wrist 21J 4ti
are the places generally ttopc
tattoo marks. Some have tiofi
back. I was In an underufcBij
in Chicago some time agoilaBii
a man who was tattool tfei
arms and hl9 breast acd tdfe
quite ns much as the tatooftltfyfe
muwum, but for an ordlnan-sps
was not a freak, he ceria!iJry
marked. And all forts of dBji.
as the majority of those Klaq JW
are sailors the mark you swcJff
is an anchor and a ship."
Theory That Good Times 9Ku
crease JTortnUfy. Sr
That less people die wbafcwfa
slack Is surely a novel lie
It to true, for one of the B
takers of Salt Lake Cliy a8 JPfa
his experience, and inqu!rT:
other funeral parlors corroWp,
statement. .'iH.1'
"Why do you snippy
case?" was asked, .vr-BE5
"Well, my theory .
times are hard everybeJrj'g
simply. They have not zrw.pE
to Indulge M ixtnS&f jm B
not afford to dissipate. aw-M
duces a tendency towards
When money i tight 3,frB
are prosperous the people uH
nature because they 1,aVVeJB '
"They are obliged to "VTjFj
food. They cannot .go J $
stay up so late as M3
iful and wages are Mg
cumstances produce
among the pcoyle at JX
heard this opinion P
it certainly is a t f at
business men complain ' f
notice it too. ana iru.u -
as an undertaker I
facts out by observation
Inquiry among the ot r
of Salt Lake sJwM E
corroliorate the aboye- tj,
said that he had .nJ'MJ?
to such a caus lKji
waa slack and thr.es w. (Wj.
undertakers noticed K
lines, but 'fSopleWi,;
for It by the fact 'litfKg
I on funerals. "It W oMQ
'die less frequent), ,f-. tif.ig
have never noticed a itfs?J
1 urea to go to for flgflj t
A layman sart d(Wi
prices were so hlg" "dorJMjW.
Sme few PfSK?!
of dying, but AM wjl
a bit of BpltefuljB
State day at Salter A
and win a prize.
Lagoon, Tuesdaj, AW- -
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