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j She Salt fake SWItatte. I
G" ' w-' V., i V, WEATHER TODAY Cloudy.
" So Alleges Missouri
Kerens Man Says Bribery
Was Tried in Favor of
I f Nothing to Show That Any Money
From Brewers Was Used in In
fluence Legislation.
' JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., Jan 10 -Tm-
mediately upon convening: today, as an
adjourned '-'Ion from St Loula, Luw
E committer appointed by tho Senate U
yL l'.'.-'--stu.- si.ii.. campaign fund contrl-
1 1 ns and determine their source, re
Burned tho hearing- of testimony, and
elicited from Repivsen i .it I - e I. iv...k
of West Plains, Howell county, that he
had been approached twice with offers to
I buy his caucus vote on a Senatorial noml
I nee, providing: he cast It for Thomas
I IV Niedringhaus. Ho ileclared the
propositions were marie, to him the day
preceding: the Republican Senatorial cau
I cu?. Jantiarj' 4. by M. E. Morrow, a per
; sonal friend, representing A. F. Ilollen
I beck, postmaster at "West Plains
I wii jiN-o informed.' declared k,
I 'that If I switched from Kerens to
' Ni-drlnghnus I could have a Federal
! Jub paying $0 a da, which Is now held
I bj a man named Grant Gillespie."
Voted for Kerens.
When Representative Cook was asked
ns to his te-ttmnny before the Senate
; lnvestlg-at Ir.K committee, he said.
"They tiled In work me through Mr.
Morrow, who is a particular friend of
j mine. Hallenbeek sild th- papers were
E prepared for Mr. Morrow to get an ap
I pointment in the Pension ofllee when I
delivered m vot to Niedringhaus for
P United States Senator. Mr Morrow did
L not try to Influence m- nt all. but Mr
Hallenheok (-.iM I v. of nionev
and there would 1e something good In it
I for mo if I otcd for Niedringhaus I
consld" red this a cash proposition. I
Boted for Mr Kerens In the caucus."
Tho committee that has been lnvestl-
gating the charges that a contribution to
I 'the Republican Stale fund of .'1 .,
S credited to Chairman T. K. Niedringhaus.
of the Republican state committee WH
I contributed by St. I.oiils brew, rs to h,
M fluenco legislation, made a partial report,
I and asked further time to pursue Its In-
Report of Committee,
The report finds that Niedringhaus did
not contribute the $21,000 as credited to
J him Tho report wilm nlifm d by the full
commlti.- . Including Rei i 1 Sei itoi
Mclndix) and Frlsby. The committee re
I ports that no direct evidence has been
K offered to show that the Okiitrlhutlons to
the Repuhlii.in M it.- campaign fund bv
Adoiphus Huseh oi the Anheuser-Busch
Hi .v. nt.- I itb.n ..r HtO Btlfel,
were for the purpose of Influencing r
affecting legislation in tho Missouri Gen-
rA ' I I rj t , I
"I r The committee reports that touching the
question "I Federal patronage and lis
ti'- and ilitiii.-iu-. In lb- r-e.-nt Sena 1 1 rla I
B content. It Is riot yet r. ndy lo report foi
K lack ..f tun.'
The republican members of tho House
Jk' vestlgatlon committee comph ted a
"Tip .rH;. r. i .rt l..i,le.hl i..-,. ctlng the prob
jPinj,' i.f the fund (Miilrlbutii.il- ,,n, a wi
b' submitted t. lh- ll"i)-- ..f U-pr.-s. i
pV tallves tomorrow afternoon It Is said the
M report c-xon'-nites Niedringhaus. A minor-
V ity report also will be. filed by the Demo
cratic mombern of the committee, They
M c. ucused to agree on their report.
Knew Nothing- of It
U Hie. mas K. Niedringhaus arrived lure
f r ... 1 1 1 St. I.- iij thin aff rimon In regard
ti t(. tin- i . m i im iiiy i i K. m i tentative Cook,
IV Mr Nn drlnghaui: said he knew nuthlng
of any proposition n .mating from the
M po.-tm,uMi r at W. st Plains
M "Tho postmaster in question had noth
B Ir.g to do with any campaign, dln-ctlv or
li. direr th and certainly he had no" au
la thorlty to make any representations on
r my behalf, or In bc-lialf of any one acting
m ior ru.-, " j-ald Mr Niedringhaus. "I made.
M i'r' pn.ml.-eH nor pledges of any kind to
tflj jirybody either before or after the Sen-
atorlal caucus If any Republican can
m afford to bolt the action of tho caucus,
ft then I i an afford Lo loan the SenatorsliI.!
H When the caucus spoke that end.d my
m 0 -r.-onal re -i .nsibilily for the result."
W It is openly predicted by legislators that
unless Mr. Niedringhaus wins on tho first
ballot ho will be defeated.
Stands by tho Nominee.
K" MaJ. John L. Blttlnger. when npked lo
m day If ho attend. d a (-..nr.-r.-n.-.- Sjndn
9 nlghl at the home of Col. C. Kerens rela
K.tlve to tht Senatorial contest, said.
"There was no such conference held In
JK Bt L-.ule. If a dinner party wax given it
H Kerens's house to the legislators 1 know
nothing of it."
jm "Will you vote for Thomas K. Nled
H rlnghaus for Senator0" the major was
V asked.
fm "I iia.v always said that I would stand
ij4 by tli cau dh rule tuid cast m vota foi
JB Nlf-'lrintchaus "
WM The btory that a combination had been
effected among the friends of Mr Kerens
V for the purposo of defeating the caucus
nornlno-.., lie said, was absolutely untrue
H. Circuit Attorney Arthur Sager nutde a
ilJliurrlfcd trip here from St. Louis tonight,
Jl caured. it l i - iid. l. .j. . .lopnionts In re
SBftard to the Investigation Into campaign
Bxund contributions AN'iien asked ax to
Khls ofllelal position and probablo action
'SB Jr. the matter, he sold'
I "I have only thl3 to say: if the facts
lustily proce dingy under section 717H ,,f
m the r . y I .-1 Ma', if . !-'.'.. I ,,.,ttijLo
The section 717C, tr, which Mr Sager re
mteriL 1. proldes that It shall be unlawful
for any i ..rpora tl. .n lo Inlluence r.r .,t
tempt to Influence the result ..f .my elee
tlon In the Stale or procure ihe election
.Of any person to any public office.
dk Old Firm Out of Business.
BrAX FRAN'-'ISi.-O. .T,.n 1C -The husln. ...
W the 1, 1 1. St.mo eompany mi l Urn1 ,,f
nJn & Win h-ster tin. b-.-n consolidated
jljfA ). .il .- .'i. I I 1- i j I-'. v.hlMi tho llrii
"no-'i" - -ii. i ii l.'ijs ..in ih.j In!"-, .t ,,f
ftfJCbarl-s Main. V.'Hh thlx deal cmea to nn
yMsnU tho ulJ cenccTTi of Main WinotMssUr
whlcb has Imuu in butlacji loo yuv. '
Former Chairman Republican Nation
al Committee Represents Montana.
HELENA. Mont., Jan. 16. T. H. Carter
was today elected United States Senator
for the t-rtri 1 ginning March A. to suc
( r ed Paris (llbsori, on th sixth Joint bal
lot of the session. 11 but one of tho Re
public ans. Representative I.lnderman of
Madls-.n county, voted for tho Senator
The Democrats voted lor W. (J Conrad
with two exceptions
The vote Carter. Conrad. 2S, Mar
tin Dee, fusion, 6; Sanders, l. John Mac
glnnls, 1; J J Gregan. 2; T. R Hinds 1
William Bcallon, L Necessary to a choice.
Carter thanked the legislature for Its
action amid a scene of considerable enthusiasm.
Washington Ballots Today.
OLTMPIA. 'Wash.. Jan. 16 Tomorrow
at noon tho House and Senate in separate
Bi salon will ballot for united States Sen
ator and win meets in joint secpii.n every
day thereafter until a Senator Is elected.
The probable vote on the first ballot Is
Indicated tonight as follows Addison G.
Foster. Samuel H. Piles. SO; John L.
Wilson 1; Charles Sweeney 27.
Sixty-nine required to elect. This esti
mate accounts for 122 of the 138 votes. The
Demoerata have four In each house nnd
their vote will probably be cast for ex
Senator George Turner tomorrow.
Burkett for United. States Senator.
LINi't. L'N, Neb , Jnn 1. Congressman
Elmer J Burkett Republican, will be
elected United states Senator on the first
ballot in the Legislature tomorrow. The
Republicans held no caucus, but are said
to be unanimous.
Depew and Weed for Senators.
ALBANY. N T.. Jan. 30 Chauncey M.
Depew of New York and Smith Wod of
Clinton were nominated for the office of
T'nlted States Senator tonight at Joint
caucuses held by tho Republican and
Democratic members of the Legislature.
Deadlock in Delaware.
DOVER. Del . Jan. 16 The Delaware
State Senate continued Its deadlock today.
Twelve ballots were taken for president
pro tem. at the morning session and sev
enteen during tho afternoon. No change
was shown In tho voting
Senator Kean to Be Re-Elected.
TRENTON. N. J. Jan 16 In a Joint
caucus the Republicans of the New Jer-
st y Legislature tonight choo I'nitod
States Senator Kean to succeed hlnwelf.
LOS AXOELEB, Col . Jan. M Tount Vall
Jant do la Croix, n tcoeher Of rnunlc nlxty
year of og.-. died In this city today after
an lllneM of four months Do la Croix, It Is
M(1. formerly was a well-known 3higer, hln
stave name being Slgnnr Bravura. Amonir
his paiK-rs wt-ro foun.l t . .an. n Im t. .nn from
the Boston Conservatory of Music, tho
Knlcker Conservatory of New York and other
musical Institution whrro he. ha1 ben em
ployed as Instructor His family Is on of
tho oldeet and most arlito-rutle. In th no
bility Of Frain-o. his mother being th for
mer Princess Stephanie Borrhejl of the Ital
ian Uurghcsl family.
NEW YORK. Jan l. -Piophen A Olnna,
well known In the metal trudo, a msmhr of
th chambor of commerce and president of
tho Vulcan Lictlrualner company of Btn-aWir
III . and S-eivaren. N J., Is derul hero from
apoplexy His homo was in Plalnfleld K. J
WATBRTOWN, Wis., Jan. 16 Daniel
Join-, a t.unker. Is dead hi re, ag-etj yeUn,
in the early days ho wa instrumental In
brtnglDtr railways Into tho Stato
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 18 Bishop John
Bryant Small, of the African Mothodlvt Epis
copal churvli, te dead at his hum, aged 70
VENICE, Jan. 16. Guslav Ludwls thn ar
tist Is dead. Ho acquired u great rvputa
tlon. ospeclally through his ue:es in tracing
throughout Europe (rpacclo's plcturos form
ing the legend of the Virgin.
Five Thousand Defendants in Arizona
Use Salt River Water.
PHOENIX Ariz., Jan. 16-Tho most
comprehensive lawsuit ever filed In Ari
zona was begun today In tho District
court, the complainant being J. T Hur
ley and about f'rt defondants. all users of
Irrigation water In the Salt River valley.
The suit Is a friendly one designed to
benefit tho defendants and concerna prior
ity of water appropriations from Salt
river, arid tin. purpose is to establish a
pi-..i-lt order or date of each Rpproprlnlor
in th.- Roosevelt reservoir district it
a part of the plnn of Ihc Koieeelt r. .-r-..lr
reclamation project, Intended to set
tle former complications arising through
individual rights.
Bishop Connelly Gels
Expose of Temple and Endowment-House
Provoke Philippic.
"I Have Known Men to Be Shot to
Death for Breaking Tlielr
Bpei lal to The Tribune
Kl'REKA, rtah, Jan. lfi. ' As Ihey are
traitors, 1 shall treat th.-m as traitors. 1
have known men to Ik? shot to death for
breaking their oaths "
This wns a part of the lndendiary talk
Indulged In last night by Bishop Daniel
Connelly of Eureka at the district con
ference of the Young Women's and Young
Men's Mutual Improvement association,
held at the Eureka meetlngdiouse.
The subject which the bishop was treat
ing when ho gave expression to the words
was the revealing of the endowment and
Temple oaths by witnesses in the Smoot
inrjulry Ah the Mormon bishop pro. I
ed In his denunciation of the "traitors
who have betrayed their vows and oaths"
he declared with vehemence, "There sure
ly is a hell for such as they "
in the course of tho sermon or address
Bishop Connelly declared he condemned
In the severest terms the wltne.wHO.-i at
Washington. "They have broken the most
sacred compact with dod regardless of
their solemn oaths. 1 look upon them
with the utmost contempt "
Bishop Connelly warned the 30) young
men and women present against falling
"Into thu error of tho traitors In divulg
ing those thlngn they had sworn not to
dl-ulge "
"Senator Smoot," he said, "Is not on
trial. The doctrines of the Mormon church
are on trial. But tho church will not be
hurt On the contrary It will result In
the spread of the gospel. Bo true to
your vow)t and your oaths."
This foronoon a special representative
of The Tribune having heard tho bishop's
Intemperate language criticized, verified
tho reports of his address and called on
the bishop. Bishop Connelly admitted that
he may have said these things, but said
ho was indignant that persons should take
oaths and vows and then prove recreant
to thdm. Ho said ho did not know there
wt-ro any persons present to report his
words or would have been more temper
ate. Later he aald ho had called on one of his
counselors, who assured him he had saJd
nothing out of the way
Bishop Connolly was ssked by The
TVlbune man If such language wore not
calculated to provoke some persons to go
out and cause trouble If his words Wtoro
cot really dangerous.
He answered that he had not thought of
il In that way, but that he did not wish
anyone bodly harm
H aRaln oxpresoed his contempt of the
traitors and said the Govornment shot
men for belnp traitors to tho constitution.
The violation of the vows and oaths In
this cao Is a more sacred thing than to
be a traitor to the constitution a much
more sacred matter, the bishop thought.
Coffeo Crop Fails In Hayti.
WASHINGTON, Jan IS. Th c.rr.., crop
of Hayll 1 almost a failure according t
retort of tho State department from Min
uter Powell He Maya that not mora than
60 por cent of the crop will be saved. This
Is a asd bkrw to thu Qovaraxacox mvcqoh,
Fire Continued All Day in Beef Stor
age Warchouso in Chicago.
CHICAGO, Jan. 1G Despite tho united
efforts of the greater portion of the fire
department of t'hicago, the fire which
broko out last night In the beef storago
department of Schwarzschlld & Sulzberger
company's packing plant, at the stock
ards, Is still burning tonight During tho
day thirty-three firemen and helpers were
overcomo by smoke, heat and ammonia
gaB. All of the men were rescued, how
ever, and nono will die from the effects
of tho gases. The loss to tho packing
company on the building and beef stored
In the dace, which has been danfaged bv
1 smoke, is estimated at woa.wi. Although
moki continues to pour out of the burn
ing bidding In clouds, no sign of a blaze
has b' . n t. en by the firemen sine tho
tlr."t alarm Sunday night. The fire may
continue several days yet.
At midnight tonight, thirty-two hours
after the Br, had been discovered, tho
firemen caught the tlrst glimpse of the
(lames that they have been fighting so
l.mg Tho fire, as yet beyond control,
filled thi Interior of the structure and
the adjoining building, the lard refinery,
separated by a supposed fireproof wall, la
In Immediate danger As soon us tho
flames were discovered extra engines were
hurried to tho scene, as It was feared that
the fire might get beyond control of tho
Th.- smoke has alread penetrated the
lard refinery', and It is feared flames will
BOOH fellow.
BIG TIMBER. Mont . Jan. Ifi-This
clty, the countv neat of Sweet Grass coun
ty, had a close call from destruction by
fire early today. The fire started at 3.60
a m In Himgerford's druir store, presum
able from tho explosion of chemicals, and
burned that building and the adjoining
"Fair," a department store. The total loss
Is estimated at 118. On", with JJwOO Insur
ance. Enoch Knowles, nn old man who
discovered the fire, became so excited ho
died of heart failure.
CHICAGO, Jan 16. Fire broke out to
day on the top floor of the countv build
In hare, For a while destruction of tho
entire building seemed threatened, Tho
fl -mi.-s. however, were confind to a por
tion of two upper floors and the roof. Tho
damago Is estimated at $30 000. Court
rooms were chiefly Involved In iho dam
age. Records wore safe In taults Smoke
drove all occupants out of tho county
building and from the city nail adjoining.
Threo painters at work In tho county
building were seriously burned In an ex
plosion of the material when the fire
I'TH'A, N, Y. Jan 1R The Proviso
building tbli cllj, was totally destroyed
bj lire today, etitnlllng a loss of more
than JlCO.OOa. Heaviest loser was G. W.
Head & Co . wholesale grocers, $70,000.
AURORA, III.. Jan lrt -The business
set Hon of Iceland, in , twenty-sight mllees
v.-cr.t of Aurora, was wiped out by fire to
dav. Loss, JluuOOO.
Will Try to Bring About Peaceful
Settlement of Differences.
BERLIN, Jan. If. Fmrxror William haa
Intervened personally In tho coal strike. Tho
1 miii r.,r. vhllo dlnttur with Commorc Mtn
iMcr MollST rYlday, talked over with him
tho awlft spread of tho eitrlko. wnlch already
embraced nearly 100,(00 men, and th cer
tainty that German Industry would be tre
mendously affected should SOO.OOO men Quit
v. a I. a-s threatenol. Tho Emperor aald It
was tho duty of the Government to brlns lt
Judgment and authority to bear on the nilnu
owners and on tho minors.
Hon Moller, on Saturday and during Sun
day, communieutcd with tho mine owners
and oblalnod their consent to yield on tome
l Int: of tho nun's d-miinds. although th.-y
r. in. ilne.l linn ..n others. Th Minister Inti
mated to a few of tho most Influential own
era that It waa the Emperor's wish to s.o
tho strlko settled, and certain mlno owners
on Sunday afternoon oponei up negotiations
with Ihe strike leaders, and today all ovtr
tho coal district conferences twXwevn tho em
ployers and miners aro going on. but -. rn
InglJ without favorable resuit, aa late tele
grams froiu Enacn Indicate that a generul
t rii... cun scarcely bo avoided.
Trolley Lino to Fort Lawton.
SEATTLE, Wash.: Jan 1ft A communica
tion was n-eolvcd from tho War rtpaj-timnt
ut Wii- hlngton. D. C . today agreeing to the
const i-ucllon by ft local electric company of
a trolley road from this city to Fort Law
ton, a distance of flvo mllcu Tho tort has
heretofore had no othsr transportation fa
cilities connecting It wdlh Uila cltj than a
wagon road.
On His Way Home.
PHILADELPHIA. Jim 1. Prlnco Mata
Jlvlo ShuoMkl ..f Jui... in arrived hero today
ii ii JaTDA ICS by stiarnphlp and left today
for Sesttli whence he will sail for his na
tlye country' He l returning from the Ar
gentine rtepubllc. svhero ho waa sent by the
Jfljtetuse Government to protost against the
sale by Argentina of warshipe to aay Gov
ernment with which Japan was at waa,
Protest of Citizens
Raised Storm.
Judge McCarty Said Attor
ney H. E. Booth's Range
Is Limited.
Apostle Gave Strong Evidence of Deep
Concern He Feels Over Failure
of His Testimony.
By A. F. Philips.
Special to The Tribune
WASHINGTON, Jun 1C When the
Committee on Privilege! and Elections
adjourned this evening six more witnesses
had been examined In behalf of Apostle
Smoot, Dr. Amassa S. Condon of Ogden
occupying tho stand when adjournment
was hud The others heard were Judge
Miner, Ellas A. Smith. W. P O'Meara,
Judge C, W Home and Judge William
McCarty, n thi wltm eaes who had been
examined up to Saturday night excepting
fam I Lynch and Arthur Pratt were ex
cused Both of the lattor will be recalled.
During the afternoon eesslon and while
Judge McCarty w .i on tho tiLnd, Sena
tor Burrows presented the remonstrances
signed by six hundred and forty Salt
Lakers protesting against the statomcnt
of President Joseph F. Smith that his
crime is condoned, and also denouncing
his statement as a libel upon the people
of Utah.
'I h presentation of these protests had
tho name effect on Smoot's counsel as
would tho flaunting of n red flag In tho
face of a bull Counsel Worthlngton was
on his feet In an Instant objecting to the
presentation, declaring that It was not
evldencn and should not be admitted The
attorney waxed wroth over llu? matter
Mr Taylor, for the protectant, declared
that the matter was acimlssafde and ho
stated that he was going to cross-examine
witnesses with tho protest as a basis.
Judge "Was Surprised.
Ho read the protest and then asked
Judgo McCarty If the sentiment stated,
was not of tho people of Salt Lake and
t"tah. Before the Judgo could reply.
Smoot h counsel oble.-te.l to th question
submitted and argued briefly against It
The chairman ruled It a proper question
and the witness nnswrr.-d that there w: re
some persons in rtah who entertained
those views Ho said they should say
that th y were surprised The revela
tions in Washington before the commit
tee surprise him Judge McCarty laid
that lo thought Lawyer Booth, who tes
tified Friday was much restricted In his
range of Information Ha also said that
Joseph F Smith went too far when ho
said tho people of Utah condoned his
(Smiths) crime for there were a great
many people in Utah who urged an I tt
foreement of the law
He also said he did not know personally
of churoh dictation, but In view that a
tacit understanding exists that thcro
should be one Mormon and one ;cntlle In
the United States Senate was an admlfi
lon that tho church was In politics
When Judge McCarty i-ft tne stand uni
versal opinion was that he was the clean
est wltne-.s presented b the defense HP
answers were positive and there was no
ultrmpt at evasion.
Kllae A. Smith admitted having taken
the endowments, but rofuscd to answer
any further questions as to what the
ceremonies were or the obligations taken
Condon Gets Rattled.
Dr. Condon of Ogden. who was on the
stand when adjournment was had. was
irerj much disturbed by the pointed ques
tions put by counsel Tayler on cross-examination,
and i"M hie temper at one
time. Ho stated that he had learned IS -er.ii
thingi since coming to Washington
and made a reference to tho family ..f
Georgo Sutherland which was as uncalled
for as It was unnecessary Ho will con
tinue on the stand tomorrow
Today was the llrst day since tho hear
ing was he-gun that the Apostle was not In
a seat by his counsel The strain uprm
him la Intense, and in- is very nervous and
much worried. He was in the committee
room all day. but occupied a rhnlr In thu
prh ate part of the room used by Senator
All of tho wltne-ssoe In tho Smoot case
who have been released leave Washington
tonight and tomorrow. Thev scattc-r in
all directions, a number continuing on
their Journey east. Judge Whltecotton
sturted for his home In Provo thla aft. r
noon. W D Candland left for Mt Pleas
ant this evening. Mrs. W H Jones and
Mrs. Dr. Coulter, summoned by Apostle
Smoot, are at tho Rlggs house.
In the Supreme court of the United
State today, on the motion of Waldomar
Van Cott, counsel for Apontlo Smoot,
Judges McCarty and Morse and MrJ.
Richard W. Young were admitted to prac
tlco. They were interested spectators
whem the decision of the court was read In
the caso of Senator Burton
To Experiment With Wireless.
bnUU-nhlp Ohio hoa gone on a cruliu tlmt
will probahlj keep Mr at s-a for about two
wooka. und In that time sho will bo put
thruUKh ft numbor of teste and will oxpo
rlmcnt with ths wireless telegraph system
thnt has boen esrtabllsbo-1 on the Furiuiunc
Mormon Speaker in Arizona.
8rrclJ lo Tho Trlbuns.
TUCSON. Ariz.. Jim 1 Grtat Indigna
tion Is full hero on account of tho action
of tho Arizona legislative Assembly In elect
ing Wllfonl T 'Webb Speaker of the llouso
today Webb Is a radical Mormon bishop
and b.-longs to ihe worst oloment The Mor
mon church dominates the i. : : ;.--
Death From Natural Gas Explosion.
GARNET T Kan Jan It). J W, FBohlnK
who wus Injured In the explosion or natuml
gas enj-ly today that dostroed his bakery, two
adjoining stores and damaged several other
bulldlnKS In tho neighborhood, died, later, rf
his Injurleo. making two futulltli. Tho other
Injured will recover
Marconi to Marry a Princess.
ROM t", Jan. IL Bdgnor Mareonl Oi wireless
LslSgrapny fume. ue-c..r.llng to the PatrlS, Is
.nguu'M tn marry rrlno-s Mlaclnla Ruspoii,
aged 21 years, tho youngest daughter of Prlnos
Franeeeoo Ruspoll, muster of tho holy bosplos,
& bltfh hsrodltarr cburoa tlUo
Plans Complete for
'Frisco Bank Merger
Two of California's Big Financial In
stitutions Will Consolidato, and
London Concern Quit
BAM FRANCISCO, Jan. 16 A provision
al agrooment has been signed hy the rep
resentatives of the Bank of California and
the London and San Francisco bank, lim
ited, providing for the sale of all the busi
ness of tho lattor bank to tho Bank of
California. This agreement will require
ratification of the stockholders of the
London and San Francisco bank, which,
It Is understood, will be given at the meet
ing soon to be held In London.
A L. Black, cashier of the London and
San Francisco bank, said today that the
agreoment to buy the stock for J7o a
share Includes the purchase of the busl
ness, good will and real property of tho
bank. The business in London will also
pass to tho Bank of California. The
branches of the bank In the Northwest
will be conducted as separate corpora
tions and run as subsidiary banks of the
Bank of California.
One of tho features of th merger of
the two hanks Is the arrangement where
by the Bank of California will provide for
the staff of the retiring Institution In Its
officer It Is said that tho Bank of Cali
fornia will In the near future erect a line
modern structure on the slto of Its pres
ent building
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 16 It Is an
nounced by I. W. Hellman, Jr.. that the
Wells, Fargo S: Co. bank and the Nevada
National bank if San Francisco will
merge their capital and Interests under
th- corporate name of Weils-Fargo Ne
vada National bank, with a capital of
16,000,000 and a surplus of $3,600.'). Mr
Hellman says the combined assets of the
two banks after consolidation will ap
proximate $3u.0XJiO0. The purpose Is to
conduct all the business In one building.
Tho clerical fores of both Institutions
will be provided for.
Take Action on Bank Merger.
LONDON. Jan. 16 The shareholders
of the London and San Francisco bank
have been notified that they will be
called together In February to approve
or disapprove of the provisional agree
ment of the directors to transfer the
business of the bank to the Bank of
Under the agreement the sellers re
ceive about $75 for each J60 share.
Corporations Held Responsible for
Damages to Employees.
HELEN . Mont., Jan. 16. Ths fellow
aorvant bill, known as House bill No. 53.
which was passed last week by both House
and Senate, became a law today, Qov. Toole
also Klgned tho two npproprlatlon bPUs parsed
by tho Assembly laat week.
The follow-eerviuit bill wa one of the most
Important Introduced at tho present session
and provides that every person or corublna
M n operating a mllwar or railroad In this
Stnte shall tX3 llablo for all dsniages rus
talm 1 by any employee of sueh person or
oorporaUon In consequence of tho neglect of
any other employee or employees thereof, or
h the mlnmanngf merit of any other em
ploye or employees thereof, and In conse
quence of any willful wrongs, whother of
commission or omission of any other employe
or employees thereof, when such neglect, mis
management or wrongs were In any manner
connected with the use and operaUon of any
railway or railroad on or about which they
shall be employed and no eontraet which re
stricts -u.-h liability shall bo legal or binding.
Salt Lake Millwright Becomes Unbal
anced and Is Held at Denver.
Spei lal to Tho Tribune.
DENVER, Colo.. Jan 16. Paul Arnett,
a millwright, who arrived hero today on
his way from Salt Lake to St Louis,
promptly forgot who ho Is and where he
Is. lie was taken Into custody and rela
tives notlfle-d He thought he was In St
Txiuls and became excited when he failed
to find his plstwr He ran around the sta
tion, shrieking, and a bull terrier belong
ing to an actress went niter hlin The dog
wax beaten off and Arnett taken away.
He whs setting up a mill In Salt Lake,
when his left hand wus hurt and blood
poisoning est In, Me spent several months
at the Holy Cross hospital, and, although
ho recover.-d, his mind was affected Since
then he has si-tlls during which he for
gets his Identic His relatives live at
047 G'ijere avenue, St. Loula.
Divorced Wife of Dead Man Cause of
the Tiouble,
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10 William Peter
son, a longshoreman, today shot and killed
William Nleberg. a saloon keeper. The men
had had trouble over tho dlorced wife of
Nleberg. and Peterson was arrested lnrt wek
for threatening the woman. At that time
Nleberg Informed the pollco that Peterson
had threatened to kill him The men met
today In Mrs. Nlebcrg's I idglng-hi.use and
Nl l.erg mndo peaceful .-o-ertures, which Pe
ter.n repulsed. I-ater the men met in a
roo-ru and Peterson tired two shots through
Nh. berg's head. The shooter then made his
Defrauded the PostofBce.
ST. LOUTS, Jan. 16 CJovornment authori
ties have arrested Elmer R. Smith, a drug
Oil rk. on the charge of having defrauded the
Vnltod States Fusteffice depArtment out of
."WO by raising postofllce orders la order to
obtain money, whllo acting an sub-station
postoffictt clerk Smith was arrested In a llat
occupied by Rita and Paulino Ogden, two
young women, who came hero some months
ago from Han Francisco. Tho women and
Ju-ob cjueller, proprietor of a saloon, were
arrosted on tho charge of having beon Im
plicated with Smith.
Earthquake in Mexico.
MEXP 30 1 ITY. Jan. 16 A heavy shoek of
earthquake was felt early In the mornlnsj of
the 14th instant. In the City of Jalapa. tho
capital of the State of Vera Crua. Tho whole
Of c-no section of the Infantry- barrucka col
lapsed, but fortunat dy at tho time the build
ing was unoccupied.
Miners Are Entombed.
DECATUR, Ml, Jnn 16. Five forelgn-
b .rn mire .u known lo be dead and a score
more miners are entombod by fire ,uid wmokc
In a Gui-foot coitl mine t-hafl near hero. Res
cuing portlos have gono Into the mine, but
have n .n unabio to du anything co-account of
the dens MBttSMV
AccortJingtoWitnesses I
or Smoot, I
Judge Miner and Cashier H
Smith Agree That This lli
Is True. H
No Immorality, nnd No Church. In- IK
terf erence in Politics, Just pbbB
Peace and Purity. ssHsi
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16. Judge Wii- HS
11am M. McCarthy of the Supreme court. LBH
of Utah a witness called for the de- sbhH
fense in the Smoot investigation, today HBH
declared that there was a tacit under- BBR
standing Sn Utah that one Senator 'ESf2
should be a Mormon and one a Gentile BKfSS
Ho said that Gentiles realized that If BBjfl
the Mormons should unite they could Hk
control and keep Gentiles off the ticket. BKg
and therefore Gentiles were apprehen-
slve until they knew whether they were Hni
to get Mormon support. The Judge said iBBe!
It was his opinion that too much lm- BK
portance was attached to the church as jflIB
a political factor, and that as a matter Hera
of fact there was llttlo interference, I8m9
Judg-e Miner Regarded Apostolic- WW
Senator as One of the Coming- Men. HSfl
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 Judge JK21
James A. Miner of Salt Lake, formerly BfM
of the Supreme court of Utah, was K?sj
called today as a witness In the Smoot :Hm
investigation before the Senate Com- Bjftjjj
mltteo on Privileges and Elections. He .jKffgj
testified as to Mr. Smoot's good char- BBS
acter and to his prominence politically HBre
In 1S90 when Judge Miner went to Utah IfiJl
He said that Mr. Smoot was regard-
ed as one of the coming men and one HkiK
who had always stood for the enforce- Bcfi
ment of the laws. BiS
Polygamy Is decreasing so rapidly, ilfiK
said the wltneER, that he believed Utah Hl
would be better In ten j-ears than any jMMr
State In the Union. Lwfi
"There is no more polygamous or uu- jMBga
lawful cohabitation In Utah than there EHb
i In New York or the District of Co- HnSS
luinbla," he added. laE&J
Chairman Burrows questioned Judge
Miner concerning the extent polygamy figla
Is practiced among the heads of the
church. .
He said It was not generally under-
stood, before this investigation, that
they were continuing the practice of .
polygamous cohabitation, but that the ,
testimony given had thrown further I,
light on ihe subject.
Eliaa Smith Testifies. j
Ellas A. Smith of Salt Lake: cashier
of the Deseret Savings bank, waa the
next witness. He- is a Mormon and was
a member of the People's party (the
Mormon party) until It was dissolved In
1891. He denied that at the meeting
hold for the dissolution of this party
Instructions were given by the church L
that certain persons should be Demo- I'
cratB, certain others Republicans and II
some Independent in politics. He said
that every person was free to follow
his own Inclination.
Mr. Smith asserted that the Mormon
church does not control any business
organization, although It does own
stock In many concerns. Many com- -
panles alleged by other witnesses to be
Mormon concerns were mentioned and H
the witness denied in every Instance f
that the Mormon church holds a ma-
Jorlty of stocks. He declared that Mor- L
mora are independent In politics and k
that they reaent "the whisperings that L;
Mormon officials 6eek to Influence the I
Mormon votes." I
The Thatcher Incident. I
Speaklnu of the Thstohsr Incident. k
Mr. Smith eald It waa because of dlf- I
farencsfl with his brother apostles over H
religious matters that tho church ob- F
Jootod to Thatcher's candidacy for Sen- Jy
ator. 1 1
Mr. Smith said he had been through
the endowment-house, once for hlmewlf
and twice for relatives, but he objected L
answering uny tiuestlons concerning the iSf '
ceremonies He said he Is the second K.
cousin of President Smith. E ; ,
On cross-extunlnatlon Mr. Smith said ft.
that In his opinion It would be no worse i
for President Smith to perform a plural fe-
muirlago ceremony than for an under- H
ling to do sc Since the manifesto, he -
said, many polygamlsts have ceased to H
cohabit with their plural wives and i-
that these women have not been os- j
traclsed bocause of their position. The R-
witness testified that many young Mor- F
mons believe polygamlsts married be- hi
fore the manifesto should be permitted ft",
to live out their plural marriages. I&
William P- O'Meara, a resident of P;,'
Salt Lake City since !&", tpstlfled that F
the BSntlmsnt of young Mormons Is L I
against polygamy and that many of g;, '
them uould be willing to have polyga- JK'.--..
rnous offenses punished by the Federal 5" I
Oovernment He said he wa not In R?'r''
Utah for missionary purposes and did ifc!,"'
not bother with the Mormon question,
whlch. he said, was the position of most SfeaT
Gentiles on that subject. He was of IrK"
the opinion that the church does not M$k'','
Interfere in politics and that the ellgl- jpi? ;
blllty Of Senator Smoot for a high polit- HB4"
leal office hurl been recognized for a Kj$
number of years - mX-
Mr O'Meara, at tho afternoon siBtei, , BE1-;
testified thai stocks of Mormon companies BP

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