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v WEATHER TODAY Cloudy, with raixt or snow. '1' LXxTQ. 71. Sajlt Lao Pitt, Utah, Saturday Mossrare, December 24, 1904. 14 PaGBS.grvE cents. I mile Loss About mjillil Blocks in Busi rict Entirely troyed. led With Christmas tio Escnped With a., Dec . 23. A fire, the death of ono fire loss roughly estimated ira and tho destruction iole business blocks, emcnt of the Pclletlor In tho Toy block, a tiding at Fourth and t S o'clock tonight. ' ncd over Ilea In tho lne?s portion of the 19 buildings wore scv subatantlal structures esc buildings were lo cr of large stores and establishments and iks. Tho fire started Df the store, but Its ritb. Shoppers, of Christmas shoppers tier and other stores fflcu.;y that all man i the burning building. tl much of the bulld t department arrived, md control. For thrco until they had gotten 10 largo buildings, the ythlng In their path, (rapanlcs were put out son of their wires all and the office of the s destroyed. Although if telephone clrculLs llstrlct Ions distance established with out iqucrod at 11:30. Brisk Wind, ler store the flames issachusetts block on largo alx-8tory bulld-ln-icd westward, drlv thelr flight the flames 1 to a !ore of other ntcd In tho buildings 10 Toy block. Among )wing. which were cu lts building, occupied res, including the Gll irapany. the Pullmnn Vronson. clothing and Brothers, ladles' fur--onwny, wholesalo to ind tho American E. overal fmllle3 lived In illdlngs, but so far as upants escapetl excopt mped from tho fifth ings Destroyed, iff destroyed was tho In this structure wero National bank. J. J . Warfleld-Pratt-How-snle grocers; Pcavy & 'ow Clothing company, Uh, shoes; Thcodoro :ompnny; Wald Hard id tho -Western Union he alloy the fire next aller buildings facing These included tho 'tlonal bank. Seizor e liquors, and Wagner burned Includo the llrd and Plcrco streets; new structure at Third Ms: Highman & Skln oIb and shoes, and a mall establishments. ? nad reached a point building, facing Plcrco n concentrated their red to prevent tho de j building, although It Mosses Is: oods company, $240,000; ;. qucenswaro, loss $V).l Commercial block. 110, e loss JOO.coo; Georgo .V?"Mng company, gartln Bros., "APPINESS IN UTAH. lid Makes Some Bold jjpfesions In New Tork 09IT, roir- Our women are UV r,amy 18 part f our creed, WMttU, hUrch' but wo n0 , JB? f0FKu' tho laWB' of tho -"OKsS lhat Wq nro Good to $!Whtttt rvJt not Gws tne want. young 'utiMZi1 J U3 WMV but for l MVK?,i Udera i,heu ,mlucementa S tV'nv" of thl3 city. 1$ 1" a condition .JMKLrU Mth J rnil(iren arc brought iCtvKxt WarbliClfy may offer." "iH carlnd In his work of fSMSJStT a woman rlCMg MVti ,lvfe ayery woman a 1 t-'fcslSSiyear l 'ho settled In t .'K th,c has never H aw 01 morality Blmllor V THE SITUATION AS TO SENATOR SMOOT. As The Deseret News Tells It, As It Really Is. 9 President to Take Christinas Holiday With Mrs. Roosevelt and the Chil dren, Will Eschew Public Busi ness and Enjoy Himself. WASHINGTON", Doc. 23. Prceldent Roosevelt, so far as the exigencies of public business will permit, will rest thoroughly during tho Christmas holi days. No engagements will be made for next week, oxcept on matters of public Interest. Tho President will dovoto a largo part of his tlmo to out-of-doors recreation, and with members of his family and personal friends will walk, drive and ride on horseback several hours each day- . ftlnco Honsrcss convened on December 6, the President has been under a heavy strain, mental and 'physical, for hours overv day and night, havo been spent in recefvlng callers with whom ho discussed scores of Important questions In tho experience of the oldest "Whlto houso at taches no President ever .rocclvod so many people In tho samo length of tlmo ns lur. Roosevelt has rccolved during the past month. , If the presont plans arc followed the regular moetlng3 will bo held as usual next week, but It Is likely they will bo of a routine character. Only business of pressing Importance will bo taken up by tho President, who will save himself for tho many weeks of hard and continuous labor of the winter and spring. MONSTER MOUNTAIN LIONS. Three in Cottonwood Canyon, One Whoso Tracks Are Large ns HorsVs, Special to Tho Tribune, RICHFIELD, Utah. Dec 23. Almon Robison. who was over from Fillmore a few days ago on mining business, reports that In coming down through Cottonwood canyon ho saw tho tracks of thrco moun tain lions. Ono of them must havo boon an unusually large creaturo. for Its tracks wore as largo as thoso of a horse Thcho tracks had Von made In two daya since -JoiuS" w,f.dcnatWwh.ch was captured alive In tlio hllte near th Is cJty been Hhlorved to Parley Jensen In Salt Lak. It wabout two-thirds grown and a lively and vicious animal. Cut Price of Granulated Sugar. SAN FRANCISCO, Doc 23.-Tho four largo Jobbing firms that have withdrawn from the compact with tho Pacific Traf fic and Commercial association and tho local sugar refineries have cut the price of granulated BUgar to Gtf cento per pound, which Is a, quarter of a cent below the net prlco charged by tho refineries In this murkot. which have not yet met tho reduction, New Association for Public Doty Organization to Cause Investigation in Case of Neglect or Abuse of Law. NEW YORK, Dec. 2-3. A society de signed to promote tho welfare of tho pco plo of New York and to engender a lively sense of chic obligation, regardless of po litical affiliation and social conditions, has Just been organized under tho name of Tho Association for Public Duty. It is patterned aftor societies with similar ob jects which havo in recent years spread throughout France. Nothing of thy sort, say its founders, has over before bcen attempted in Amer ica. Thev maintain that SO per cent of tho people of this country arc practically help less so far as concerna their ability to protect and advance tholr own Individual interest and It is this proportion of the community which tho association alms to assist 1 t Tho association will establish headquar ters whero lectures and other lltoraturo may be published and disseminated, to causo Investigations to bo made Into cases of neglect or abuse of tho laws and to take such other actions as may bo deemed necessary. Well known citizens make up tho list of officers and Jo headed by Thoodoro Sutro as president UTAH LOSES BEQUEST. Ono for $25,000 Made for Protestant Episcopal Church Hero Sot Aside. Special to The Tribune. NEW" YORK. Dec. 23. A bequest of $23, 000, raado by Slarla B. Blount to Bishop Tuttle of Utah, for tho purpose of estab lishing a trust fund to build a Protestant KplacopaJ church and rectory within tho bounds of that Jurisdiction, was today sot asldo by the Appellate division of tho Su premo court. Miss Mount died on Ooto bor 3, 1800. Susan Mount, tho executrix, took exception to tho bequest, and In spc. clal term of tho Supremo court It was de clared to bo Invalid. The Apnollato di vision tukes a similar vlow of tho matter. Surplus and Capital Wiped Out. BUFFALO, N. Y., Dec. 23-F. T. Kll burn, State Superintendent of Banks, has given out a further statement of the con dition of tho suspended German bank. It shows that the surplus and cap ta4 stock, of tho bank woro wiped out, tho dellclt being S781.61G. Stranded1 Ship Savod. KINGSTON, Jamacla, Doc. 23. The United Fruit company s steamship Ad miral Dcwov, which stranded Wednesday night at tlio entrance of Port Morant, Jamacla. was pulled off tho reef today by a wrecking tug. Candidate for Minnesota Seuatorship. ST PAUL., Dec 23. Governor Van Sant, In an Interview today, announced his can didacy for tho sonatorshlp as a successor , to Sonator Olapp.. i "t- Expert advertisers and skilled -j- r waiters have been working on ! The New Tear's Tribune for F some time, and that issue will v I occupy a large part of tlmo of ! tho editorial staff and the busi- -J neas office from now until the 'h mammoth edition goes to press. I Por this year's issue pains- 4 'b taking caro has been given to 4- 4 every detail, and tho advertis- 4- 4 ing, so far as accepted, exceeds 4 4 that of any previous issue. 4 4 Patrons must see that their 4 4- "copy" is in promptly, if they 4 4 wish a place in tho greatest edi- 4 4 tion ovor issued by a Salt Lake 4 4 newspaper. 4 4 Orders from newsdealers 4 4 should 'be filed at once. Thero 4 4 will bo no advance in price for 4 4- the New Yoor number. 4 4- Date of New -Tear's issue 4 4 will bo Sunday, January 1, 4 4- 1905. 4- t t $ ! J j SALT LAKE IN CIRCUIT, City of Saints to Have an Opportunity to See Horse Show. Special to The Tribune. MILWAUKEE, Dec 23. A horsoahow circuit which will Includo all of tho largo cities from tho Pacific to tho At lantic coast, has been formod by Dr. Dearmo Gray of Kansas City. Tho do talls woro first announced hero today nnd tho circuit will open early noxt month at San Francisco. The promotors havo a string of fancy horses which will bo exhibited at each show and tho circuit will be a stady scries from tho Pacific coast to tho East, reaching Milwaukee In July and tho At lantic coast lato In August. It Is planned to nmko this circuit an annual affair. Tho cities Included aro Denver, Los An geles, Salt Lake. Seattle, Butto, Holona, Cleveland. Tndlanapolls, Buffalo and olght other cities. Spanish-American Treaty Signed. MADRID, Dec. 23, Tho mlnlstorinl coun cil hiiH signed thu Spanish-American ar bitration treaty. , Oregon Coogressoieo Anxious to Testify Deny Connection With Land Frauds, and Hope to Appear Before Port land Grand Jury. PORTLAND, Or., Dec. 23. Senator John H. Mitchell nnd Congressman Hormann arrived in this city tonight from Wash ington, D. C, to deny by their presence and by their testimony. If permitted to do so, tho charge made In certain quarters connecting them with tho land frauds In this State, which aro being Investigated by secret agents of the Government at the behest of President Roosevelt. Prosecuting Attorney Honey for tho Government requested the attendance of Mitchell and Hermann during the trial, which was concluded two weeks ago, but owing to the pressure of important Con gressional buslneiis at Washington affect ing tho State of Oregon, neither could re spond to tho summons. As soon as possible and with the Christ mas adjournment of Congress close at hand, Mitchell and Hermann boarded the train for this city. It le tholr deslro to bo permitted to appear beforo tho Federal grand Jury, which Is In session hero, to explain various phases of land transac tions In which they aro Involved. Both vehemently deny any wrong-doing In the matter and hope to bo permitted to appear boforo tho grand Jury. It has bom reported that nelthor will bo perr mlttod to appear boforo the Federal In quisitorial body, but a conllrmatlon or de nial of this report has not been obtained fro-n those In authority. Nolthor Mltcholl or Hermann would mako a statement tonight except to deny any wrongdoing. Neither of tho Con gressmen seem-s to know tho oxnet naturo of tho charges ngalnst them and until furthor enlightened on the subject will dc clluo to discuss tho mattor In the newspapers. Indictments Expected Today. PORTLAND. Or., Dec 23. Tho Federal grand Jury apparently had a qulot day but it is gonorally expected that Indict ments will be returned tomorrow before tho Jury adjourns ovor the Christmas hol idays. A number of witnesses were called today. It Is expected that tho Mitchell and Hermann phono of tho investigation will bo taken up early noxt week so that tho two men can return to Washington. It Is reported Ip somo quarters that neither Mitchell nor Hormann will bo permitted to address tho grand Jury. MISS FAIRBANKS HURT. Niece of Vice-Prosident-Elect May Lose an Eye. BLOOM1NGTON, 111.. Dec 23. On ac count of a remarkable accident, Miss Jen nie Fairbanks of Munsfleld, a nieco of Vlco-Presldont-olcct Fairbanks, wan brought to a hospital hero toduy. While putting on her hat, with a hat pin In one hand, a frlond accidentally Jootlcd MIbs Falrbanks's arm.'as a result of which tho pin was burled In Mlsu Falrbanlcs'a oyc Hor Bight may bo avetl. Ocean Liners Still Detained by Fog Longest Delay of This Kind Within Recollection at the English Seaports. LONDON, Dec. 23. The fog In London virtually disappeared this afternoon be fore a western breeze. Reports from tho coasts show a continuance of tho disloca tion of traffic' According to a telegram from Liver pool at 10 o'clock this morning, the Whlto Star liners Oceanic and Codrlc wero still fog-bound in tho Mersey, The vessel said to be the Hamburg-American liner Protorla, roported last night with others as fog-bound In tho Mersey, was not tho Protorla, but was tho Allan lino steamship Prctorlan, bound from Liverpool for St. John, N. B. Tho Pre toria, having Dr. Chadwlck of Clevoland, O.. and his daughter among her passon gers. was last reported leaving Boulogno-Sur-Mer, December 18, for New York and 1 1b duo at tho latter port December 23 or The Whlto Star lino steamship Oceanic from New York December II, the Whlto Stur lino steamship Codrlc, which sailed from Liverpool Decomber 21 for New York and tho Cunard llnor Saxonla, from Bos ton, December 13, were still fog-bound at 1 p. m. off tlio Mersey bar. It Is consider ed that there Is little prospect of tho Oceanlo or Saxonla landing their passen gers at Liverpool tonight. This Is tho longest detention of ocean liners by a fog within recollection. Lato tonight various steamships nro still detained In tho Morsoy but tho fog shows signs of olearlng SILVER BOW MUDDLE. Breen Having Difficult Time to Got Coveted District Judgeship. HELENA. Mont, Dec. 23, The Supreme court today overrulod the demurror to the petitions In tho cases of the Stato at tho rolatlon of Potor Breen against Gov. Toole, and the state at tho relation of F. E. Stranahon against tho Stato Board of Canvassers. In each caso tho Governor and tho canvassing board were given tlvo days In which to answer. Breen, who Is thn defeated cnndldato for JudgoB of tho FuslonlHts, or tho so-called Hclnzo party, brought tho action to com pel tho Governor to lesuo a certificate of election as Judge of tho District oourt of Silver Bow county. Breen maintains that Judgo John B. McClernan'H soat is vacant and by tho reason of his haing rooivod tho third number of votes ho la entitled to tho seat, though tho eloctlon proclamation did not call for tho election of a third Judgo. Strnnahan'a case Is similar. Smooth Graft Worked. Special to Tho Tribune. AMIS R SCAN FORK, Utah, Dec. 23. A sharpor camo hero yestorday presumably to tuno organs and pianos. Ho sccureu a contract at tho homo of Mrs. W. S. Robinson nnd was advanced ?o with which to purchase somo repairs. He did nQt return to comploto hla work nor to turn, over tho change, LOUISE'S VISIT II EXCITES SAXONY M tip Sudden Impulse to See If: Her Children. Ip 1 ' No Other Excuse for Her j Wild Journey to ! !f Dresden. UjH:, Mi People Side With Erring Princess, hut I Newspapers Censure Breaking I J! j,' of Promise. iHul 1 ' tfJ V LEIPZIG. Saxony, Dec 23. Countess W 11 Montlgnoso, former Crown Princess i f ' ! ''t Louise, Is BtUl hero. Inquiries at tho J' ' Hf villa of Dr Zohme, her counsel, brought JiT j1 an answer from tho attorney's wife that , ij ' i ' tho Countoss was not yet In a condition 'j', ij. J to travel, the mental excitement of tho : jj ;; tost fow days having told severely on - jji hir physical strength. '?l'p:'' It seems that the Countess was over- ll fil1'! como by a sudden impulso to see hpr jf i children and loft for Florence without In- 'lUl j fcrmlng hor parents at Salzburg or any- j, 'I body In Saxony. Dr. Zchmc's flint In- ' inf 'i tlmatlon of her arrival was when tho j visiting card of tho Countess was handed i fl ' in at tho door of his villa. Ho tried WV '' vainly to dissuade her from going to i i '! Dresden, pointing out the Impossibility of V 1 seeing h-ar children, but tho lawyer went il'l f with her when ho saw further argument ' j j f was useless. ! L ' Police Chief With Her. Jl f( Tho Countess was accompanied from . fcjl Dresden to Leipzig by Chief of Pollco f Dresdhman, who was met at tho rail- '! i 'n road statlm hero by a high pollco cffl- 'Bill '' clal of Leipzig. Tho Countess made tho W '' Impression on the crowds at the station Pj i I that shi was suffering from 'deep de- .'I 'ft: spendoncy. I-lii-'' During her trip frbm Florence to Lclp- III i 1 rig she was so excited that sho was un- Ml; 'jf! able to eat, and only drank two cups of ,, coffee. It is firmly denied hero that tho m! i; ; Saxon Government has issued an ordrr , j ( for tho expulsion of the Countess frQm ' Saxony. Much excitement prevails over jijfM 'i an expression which tlio Countess is said 'ii f i J, to have let drop. i ,', i; A Sho Is reported to have said: "I love , jlj f vJ my Saxon land. I am coming back soon." ); , J This utterance supposedly refers to a )( conditional promlso given to the Coun- f t tcsa by the King's representative at her (li f, Ji hotel here. It Is credibly assorted that W i i the King's representative told her that .tj'j she might hope to see her children later ll r after tho excitement In tho kingdom had I; further subsided and tho children had in mi duly been prepared beforehand for her slf j; t visit. , H Newspapers Criticise Her. Jji;, ' J-j The Dresdncr Journal says the Coun- loss purposed seeing tho King as well -fi !;j ns her children and that tho King's rop- j 'i resentatlvo informed her that a meeting , (i was Impracticable i I The semi-official Dresdncr Anzelgcr to- , j L; day adopted an Icy tone toward the i , Countess Montlgnoso In discussing her jr 'I. attempt to sac her children. Tho paper " savs her contract with tho court should .; j . r havo given tho Countess to understand , that hor wish to se9 them could not bo 'i. ), granted and that hor duty is to tako thu 1 1 I 'J - consequences of her former behavior and y i ' avoid doing anything to disturb public : ' ( Opinion at tho Saxon capital, adding: j. , "She has damaged tho good namo of i!' ; '( Saxony enough and has caused enough ; c , ( I'gly confusion In many heads. Let her .11 "V,, now prove that sho Is not Inaccessible to : ;j j i, better purposes." ) ! i , It Is rumored that the Countess Montlg- fi i noso departed for Frankfort-on-the- . A) Main, en royte to Brussels tonight. ,U I POPvFEITS HEiR ALLOWANCE. ,' ; y j f; Princess Louise May Loso Income of O'j . V S7500 a Tear. ; ! DRESDEN, Dec. 23. Countess Mon- j.;:! tignoso, formerly the Crown Princess j i' - Jj ,j Louise and divorced wife of King Fred- if j I V erlck Augustus, by coming to Dresden Jlpji)'!' it and trying to see hor children yester- VMM il I day has probably forfeited her allow- ance of S7500. one of tho conditions of , f " which was that she should not set foot pl'i 'If on Gorman soli. This' condition, how- ,' 'i evor, may not bo enforced, as popular f;1! J sympathy with the Countess is so i'. 1. 'i strong already that the court will avoid anytlilng giving the Impression of pun- ,1 lshlng her for her natural womanly 1 feelings. Is)'','1 3 Tho version of the Countess' mlsad- f;j Njj venture commonly believed in the king- (f.-,) A dom of Sasony is that 3ho Is guiltless u of actual wrong-doing and Is the victim I!1, : U of an Intrigue of the Center party. i'tJifS-1 which Is described as using unscrupu- (!',! jf. lous means to prevent a strong Liberal ir-'Mv from becoming Queen. The clrcum- 'I'ilv stances of tho Countess leaving' the y ;. court aro so overlaid with fiction' that J.'l 'fM1 tho truth probably will be unknown to m 'jfj the present generation of Saxons. W Iff MISS RUSSELL BETTER. jij ) Lillian Russell Starts for Denver to m: ', Her Daughter's Bedside. , Kj-j Ij DENVER, Colo., Dec. 23. The condition Wl'i of Miss Dorothy Russoll, tho actress, who jjj, y. Is 111 at St, Luko's hospital of bronchial til h l pneumonia, Is somowhat Improved to- WO t . night. Word was received today that 1; ) j) her mother, Lillian Russell, had started ' j' for Donver to bo at the bedside of her II j; ! stricken daughter. IS! j( 'j Funeral of Pioneer Gleason. t j. ; i- The funeral of John S. Gleason will tako J; !l place In Clark's hall Christmas day in I; ' Pleasant Grove and a large number of , i-; I r, frlonds of tho well known pioneer will at- j tend. Ho wbh ono of tho fifteen survivors , f ( it of tho band entering and settling this val- , .. f ley July 22-21, 1S47. ! h ' Tribesmen Draw,. J.,t for Pay. j j j TANGIER. Dec 23. Tho tribesmen who M, Cjjjj surrounded Alcazar, demanding that tho ;.J jH;i French Consul and an English rosldent v d l.jj bo given up to thoni, have withdrawn I;' r, ' t for u consideration of SXH t I