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Vol.. LXX. No. 127. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, SATURDAY MOVING, FEBRUARY 18, 1905 12 PAGES-FIVE CENTS ill INewfaoese Proposes to Build Light Plant W LETTER j TO CITY COUNCIL i Wains to the Fifty ' Year Franchise, jjjsks Body Not Jo Act j (tastily on Proposal Utah Light Company. L Beason Why Advance Should PBe Permitted in Present High Charges. j Samuel Newhousc, the well-known millionaire- or Salt Lake, in an open letter to l.tfce City Council requests that body not to itt, hastily In granting an additional IffaniilJe of fifty years to and authoriz es an Advance In the present high rates charged on certain Items of service. Mr, j2'ewhousc proposes.- if the Council will 'pant him a franchise, to build a modern 'decide plant and protect consumers bj; providing for a first-class service at rates ringing from 23 to 35 per cent below those timed In the ordinance which the Utah tUjrht and Power company asks the Coun tidl to enact. The letter of Mr. Newhousc follows: i Here Is the Letter. 5r f- "My attention has been called to a 'proposition recently made by tho Utah I Light and Power company requesting jliat your honorable body grant to them J(rUln privileges, including an extension '.of. the present franchise, for an additlon jj'al tern of fifty years.- and' -authorizing jrtJttrcln an advance in rales charged on jctrtaln Hems of service. p Has Lively Interest in Proposal. p "Mindful of the future welfare of our JcUy. and as one of Its citizens always dn t ilrou? of Its legitimate advance, 1 possess l't lively Interest In the action thus pro jjpwed. for the bcnoTlt of the Utah Light nd Railway company. It Is proper that tte city officials take forward steps In till public affairs, and In the consldera f lion of a franchise covering the lighting fiKrvk-e of this city there certainly Is no reason why an advance ohould be i'pirmltted In what are now unreasonably nd extortionate charges. ?f Council Should Be Cautious. Ef . "Those familiar with the production of tltctrlc energy know that In recent years Jthe perfection and development of gencr Sillng and distributing apparatus has B'tcadtd toward a greatly reduced cost, and city should proceed with extreme J&iJrJon In granting franchise rights cov j?A"s the long erm asked that will tic jjit people tight in the grnsp of a cor poratlon which Js now making wubtlc ef jfort toward further clinching Its prlvi jlEt to furnish an indifferent service at faa exorbitant rale to tho light and gas jfttniumcrs. i Should Inquire Into Rates. y "Before granting the extension of the franchise requested, I would respectfully Jtoggogt that you investigate tho nuttier j.ot rates charged for similar service In t.Mher portions of the United Stutes, al mya bearing in mind that with the splen did water powers now used in producing focr city supply tho curront is probably ftada M cheaply hero as any point in th, United States, with the exception pc-r-! haps of the Niagara Fails and one or two jOther largo water power plants. ) Peoplo Pay Bills. J "rns people of tho city must pay the Wllsand must use the light, and In grant ? j riKhts to a. publlo utility corporation tj 8ervo thorn, they are primarily entitled po two things: Good service and fair 5rlcts. The city should not alone protect ,I light and gas users, but also rival falr j1 y w,ltt tho men who havo invested their ftonty in the present electric plant. in sist hp thi .i . 'le cortsumers. I Is Good Service Given? ?d U k obllsatorl' "I""1 ue llBhtlug cojii wny, as a public utility corporation, to t:fVe fd service at as fair rates as cities I '"jta elze are usually supplied. Do they Von . Wl1 thclr ralcs staml ifart th0ao chfirBe(1 'n Denver, Colo- i ao Spring, Pueblo, or even some of smaller towns? S Will Build Modern Plant. 'iranti1 a franchu, yu asked to W 9f ffreat vu,uo- 1,1 conclusion T Se V? that lt thc cily w,,: rant to Poul Ch,3a for ctrlc lighting, im lltjii r"nablo restrictions, and pro i'tril h cnaumor by providing for a tnv Survlce at rAtcs longing from wL, POr c&nt blow those named in the TOST V0U aro U3kcd t0 aot,J. will ' Vm. i lh orBtt,lli!!l110" of n company m"i mplc CQP'tul l erCct a strlct- UVe rV,U e'eC,rlc "Shtlngf plant for Salt fc c -iiy. yours truly, 'htu t "SAMUEL KEWHOUSE, p Lake City, Utah, Feb. 17." first Woman to find Place in Statuary Hall State of Illinois Honors Memory of Frances E. Willard With a Statue. WASHINGTON. Feb. 17 The Senate today passed a bill appropriating f5.9i0.000 for tho District of Columbia nnd tlm diplomatic and consular appropriation hill, carrying 52.156,000. The District bill has boon before the Senate for several days and had been much debated. The diplomatic bill received tho attention of the Senate for only twelve minutes nnd passed without discussion. A special feature of the day was the acco'ptnnce of the statue of Frances F.. Willard. which 1ms been placed In Statu ary hall by tho State of Illinois. There aro about forty pedestals In the hall, but tho statue of Miss Willard Is thc first of a woman to find a place there. One witness was heard during the day in thc Swnynd impeachment trial, and aiu hour was spent In secret session In an Ineffectual effort to determine the admissibility of evidence of Judge Swayne's statement before a commltteo of tho House. The Senato terminated Its controversy with tho House over the amendment construing tho provision In the Dlnglcy law relative to the drawback on Im ported wheat by receding from tho amendment Inserted in the agricultural bill as it passed the Senate. FIGHT ON STANDARD OIL. Pipe Lines in Kansas Declared to Bo Common Carriers. TOPKI-CA, Kan.. Feb. 17. Tho Kansas Hou30 today, without a dissenting vote, passed the bill making oil pipe lines com mon carriers. This is thc second of thc scries of bills directed against the Stand ard OH company and was strongly op posed by the Standard Interests. It hi8 already paBscd tho Senate and will be r.lgncd bv thc Governor Without this bill the refinery plan could not have- been carried out successfully, owing to tho lack of pipe lines owned by thc State. Now. however, the Stnte oil can be piped through tho Standard's lines. The antl-dlst-rlmlnation bill, designed to provent the Stsmdnrd from underselling the State refinery will bo made a special order for nct Monda Tills bill mnkes IL unlawful for any commodity to be sold in any one town (n tho Stato lower than In another, except' such difference as may be made necessarv through freight rates. Thus, the Standard will be prevented from setting tho prlco of oil to meet the State I rice any place In the Stale, unless It re duces the price In the whole Slate. A tight Is being waged by Kansas Job bers. Tho oil producers expect to be ablo to secure Its passage, however. Tho anti discrimination bill Is the Senate measure, and the Senate threatens to secure its pnssage by holding up thc ITouso rail road bill. MONEY FOR INQUIRY. Secretary Metcalf Calls for Funds to Aid in Investigation. WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. Funds with which to prosecute the inquiry Into tho methods of tho Standard Oil company In Kansas were asked of the House today by Secretary Metcalf of the Department of Commerce and Labor. In his commu nication the Secretary says that this in quiry can not be completed before July 1. Ills suggestion Is that the unexpended balince of an Item of i 10,000 and another of 315.000 carried in the current legisla tive, executive and Judicial appropria tion act bo made available for this, as woll as ull other work of investigation which his department Is prosecuting. These Items were appropriated to carry on the "beef trust " and other inquiries PHOTOGRAPH MARRIAGE. Unions of Japanese in This Manner Declared Illegal. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 17. Superior Judge Cook decided today that Japanese photograph marriages nro Illegal In the United States. This decision was ren dered In habeas corpus proceedings In stituted to toko a Japanese girl from tho custody of tlitt Japanese Woman's homo. The girl, fifteen yearn of ago. waa sent to this country against her will, sho claims. Her parents told her sho was to become tho bride of a prominent Jnp anesc. to whom she had been married by photograph. Tho girl will be returned to Japan. It is alleged that tho photograph marriage Hchcmc is being used for tho purpose of Importing Japanese women for immoral purposes. VvILL GET NEW TRIAL Sanity of Convicted Murderer Not Yet t Passed TTpon. GREAT FALLS, Mont.. Fob. 17. Tho Jury in the case of George Htlobaka failed to decide the question of his men tal condition and tho convicted murderer of George Scdlncok wlJl probably bo tried again for alleged insanity. After being out an hour tho two've men filed Into tho District court this morning and an nounced that they could not agrco . and that there was little prospect of their reaching a decision. Broker Charged With Larceny. CHICAGO. Feb. 17. Earl II. Prince, tho ChlciiKO TJonnl of Triulo broker uKiiInst whom a nvtltlon of bankruptcy was tiled In the United Stnioa District court yesterday, wai nrrcstcd today on a larceny oharco rnado by customers of I'rlncc Sells His Estates. LONDON. Feb. IS. Tho Duko of Manchcn tor Una lold hlu Tnndnrngeo ustulca ul Armagh undor the Irluh land act, for Jl.lOQ.WO. PRESIDENT MAY mm DATE Will Designate Day for Opening Reserve, Congress Not Disposed to Take Another Chance in Uintah Affair. Senate Committeo on Indian Affairs Will Submit Amendment to Supply Bill Regarding Opening, :' Sp.oclal to The Tribune. WASHINGTON, D. C. Feb. 17. It looks, now a3 If the President wouldSnxme thc dale for the opening of the Uintah reser vation There have been ''O many dis appointments, so many delays, that Con gress does not feel disposed to chance unother. And so the Indian supply bill this year will not name a day for the reservation to be thrown open. The Sennte Commltteo on Indian Af fairs has been struggling with the propo sition for somo time nnd has evolved the following amendment, which will be re ported as a substitute for the House pro vision which names thc day for opening the reservation as September 1 next: What Amendment ntains. That the time for opening to public of tho unallotted lands on the Uintah reser vation in Utah having been fixed by law as the 10th day of March. 1903, It Is here by provided that thc manner of opening such lands for settlement and entry and for disposing of the same shall be ns fol lows: Disposing of Unallotted Lands. That the said unallotted lands, except ing such tracts as may havo been sot aside as national forest reserve, shall bo disposed of under thc general provisions of the homcstend and townsltc laws of the United States and shall be opened to settlement and entry by proclamation of thc President, whlah proclamation shall prescribe the manner In -which those lands muy bo settled upon, occupied ard entered by persons entitled to make entry thereof. Sooners Shut Out. No person shall bo permitted to settle upon, occupy of entur any of said lands c-xcOpt as prescribed In said proclamation until after the expiration of sixty days from this time when thc samo are there by opened to settlement and entry, pro vided, that tho rights of honorably dis charged union soldiers and sailors of the Into civil and Spanish war or Philippine Insurrection as dellncd nnd described In sections 2305 of the revised statutes as amended by tho act of March 1, 1901, shall not be abridged. TJndisposed-of Lands. And provided further, that all lands opened to settlement and entry under this uct remaining undisposed of at tho expiration of five years from the taking effect of this uct shall bo sold and dls poncj fi for cash under rules and regula tlona to be prescribed by the Secretary of tho Interior, not more than six hundred and forty acres to any one person, the proceeds of tho sale of such lands to bo applied as provided In the act of Con gress of May 7. 1602. and the acts amend atory theroof nnd supplemental thereto May Set Apart Lands. That before the opening of the Uintah Indian reservation tho Presldont Is here by authorized to set aparl and reserve as an addition to thc Ulntuh forest re serve, subject to the laws, rules and reg ulations governing forest reserves, such portion of thc lands within the Uintah Indian reservation as ho considers neces sary, and he may also set apart and re serve any reservoir site or other lands necessary to consorvo and protect tho water supply for tho IndlanH or for gen oral agricultural development and may confirm such rights to wator thereon ns have already accrued. Provided, that tho proceeds from any timber on such addi tion as may with safety be sold prior to Juno 30, 1520, shall bo paid to said Indians In accordanco with tho provisions of tho act opening tho reservation. RUSSIANS IN RETREAT. Raiding Force of Cavalry Is Now Moving Back. GEN. OKU'S HEADQUARTERS. Fob. 17. A Russian raiding forco of fifteen thousand cavalry, flvo hundred Infantry nnd twenty guiiB moved south on both banks of the Liao river to Slaopcho on tho Hun river, directly west of Llaoyang Thursday and then begun gradually re treating to tho northward. Thc force Is now twelve miles northwest of Sluopeho nnd threj miles cast of Llao. The Jap anese pursued and Indicted damage on tho raiders. Tho Russians on Gen Oku's front are Inactive. ' Naval Attaches Murdered. LONDON. Feb. 17. A dispatch to thc Timea I from Bhunfjhul nays: Tho German Ccnsul at Chefoo stutes that tho Tuotul hua" elicited it confession from two iiicmberB of tho crow ot a junk thut 'the German and tho French naval nttaclieo, GucKonlicIm nnd Cuvcrvlllo. wero murdered for robbnry arid their bodies thrown overboard. Powder Mill Blown TJp. VANCOUVER. 13. C. Feb 1?. Tho block lowder building at tho Hamilton Powder com pany's worltn nt Northflcld, B. C blew up toduy. On Chinaman wan killed, bolnfr blown to atom!. Tho explosion ediook thlN city. Th works arc l&olated from other bulldlnRS nd tho damitb'O Is not great. Thl.s Is tho second explosion of tho kind within two years. Lands Open to Settlement. BOI8E, Ida., Feb. 17 Tho Statu Lnml board has decided urn throwtni; opnn unother largo tract of land under tho KreJH Twin Falls Irrigation system. On March 22 13.000 ncrfm of State lands will bo opened tn ettlompnt nnd on March 23 70,000 acres of Caroy uct lauds will be oj!cn f 1 Testimony ' f ! of I Joseph F. Smith I Before v $ Senate Committee S ? Investigating Smoot Charges 1 Will Be I $ & Printed in Sunday Tribune! $ $ On account of the great de- mand for the testimony in the W .t; . Smoot case, Tho Tribune on fa fSunJty last printed the testi- x mony ot; ti e apostolic Senator. $) In The Tribur) tomorrow the J. X first installment of the testi- g r mony of President Joseph F. j) Smith will appear. It will be g concluded in the next Sunday fa edition. MASSACRES ARE DENIED. No Battles Between Yakuls and Mex icans Have Occurred. LOS ANGELES. Feb. 17. Investigation of special dispatches sent out from Ari zona points, detailing depredations and massacres by Yaqul Indians in the State of Sonora, Mexico, and tolling of battles between hostllo bands of Yaiuis and Mcx ienn troops, falls to develop any founda tion for these stories. From a reliable authority at Nogalcs tho following tele gram comes In reply to Inquiries: "There have boon neither battles nor skirmishes; nor havo tho Mexican troops captured liny Taquls. oxcept a few wo men and children, since the mnssncrc of the Chlcago narty of mining men. Stories without foundation. ' From Tucson, Ariz., tho following Is received- "Mexican Consul hero considers stories Yaqul battles fakes Mexican authorities at Nogales know nothing of recent Yuqul troubles. Nothing known here." BREAK FROM ADDICKS, Six. Union Republicans Break Away From the Gas Man. DOVER. Del., Feb. 17 -When the Gen eral Assembly met In Joint session today six Union Republicans brolto away from J. Edward Addicks. They divided their votos among T. Colemun Duponl, regulnr Republican; Henry A. ,R. Richardson, regular Republican, and formor Secretary of State Calob R. Layton, Union Republi can. Only ono ballot was taken. It re sulted as follows: Addicks, 15. Sauls bury, 20; H. A. Dupont, 9; T Coleman Dupont. -l; Honry A. Richardson. 16: Ca leb R. Lajton, 1; total, CO; necessary to a choice. -C. Tho Democrats and the Ad dicks Republicans forced an adjournment until tomorrow. This Is the first break from J. Edward Addicks since ho be came a cnndldato for United States Sen ator In BREACH OF DISCIPLINE. Grippenberg's Criticism of Kuropnt kin Is So Regarded. ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. IS Gen. GrljJpenborg, who returned last night from Taarkoc-Selo. having been summoned thither by a personal message from the Emporor to report at onco, declined to oubmlt to an Interview as to tho nature of hlo communication with the Emperor. Among Gen. Kuropatkln's friends. Gen. Grlppcnberg's open criticism of thc com-mandur-ln-chlef in tho fur East Is deeply resented, lt being said that Gen, Grlppen bcrg, by his own admission, disobeyed or ders by going beyond Sadcpas. His pub lic criticism of Gen. Kuropatkin is re garded by thc frlonds of the latter an a breach or discipline for which ho will be called, to account. COLORADO FOLLOWS KANSAS. Bill Introduced in Legislature for State Oil Refinery. DENVER, Feb. 17. A bill for tho estab lishment of a Stato oil relinery has been Introduced In tho Colorudo Legislature by Representative Clifton H. Wilder, who' eayn ho will do his utmost to secure its enactment. The bill provides for an ap propriation of $123,00") for the erection and operation of a retlnory. The price of crude oil In this State has recently been re duced from ?1 to 0 cents a barrel. On Way to Meet Wells. Siieclnl to Tho Tribune. SIHjFOBD, Feb. 17. II. E. Von Hounen, superintendent of the San I'cdro at Salt Lake, arrived hero on ti upcclul from Suit Lake thl morning and, after a May of a few min utes, loft for Callcnto, Xv.. whero ho will meet R. E VellP, general manaRor, who has beun In Loa Aneolex for tho past few day ond Is returning to Suit Lako yla the new lino. Tho ;voclal will Icavn Callcnto about 0 a. ni. tomorrow Sailors Are Browned. VICTORIA, li. C, Feb. 17. News wnji re ceived from Ketchikan of the wreck of a oloop on thc coast of Gravlna Island, nnd two of her crew, whOfo names wero not known, wero drowned. A third. Bunjamln Spencer, bocame Insane as a roault. ILL DEBATE SWT CASE lumber of Speeches Now Ready. Inquiry May Be Prolonged and Extra Session Will Take It Up. j i Amendment to Be Proposed May In clude Clause Looking to Revo cation of Statehood. Special to The Tribune. WASHINGTON. D. C. Feb. 17. Thero Is considerable talk these days of debat ing thc Smoot question in the Senate. Of course, this Is largely dependent upon tho action of tho committee, which meets to discuss tho case tomorrow. If tho commltteo decides upon an adverse re port, and It Is believed a mnjorlty already favor such a thing, thc subject will be oponed In tho Senate as soon as the re port la received. It will give tho needed xcuso for a number of speeches now on tap. In the event they decide to further prolong f,hc Inquiry and this Is probable, nn amendment will be offered to tho Con stitution, upon which a number of Sen ators will be heardi On the other hand, if tho case goea over,bclng a matter of the highest privilege, lt ri?Ay bo taken up at tho extra session. Sovcral Senators think this Is probable. Revocation of Statehood. Senator Burrows of the Senate Commit tee on Privileges and Elections Is In dally receipt of man; lettors bearing on the Smoot case Tho following, received to day. Is a sample: "Would It be possible to Incorporate Into tho propoflcd constitutional amend ment somo clause looking to the revoca tion of tjio statehood of Utah, Of course, 1 am no lawyer nt all, least of all a con stitutional lawyer, but as tho thing looks now nothing Hhort of such action will really meet the Issue, and a constitu tional amendment against polygamy and polygamous cohabitation alone will not suffice to overcome tho real secret ovll and menace ot Mormonlsm. Thc church government of and within the State of Utah and of her people, standing guard against progress and tho development of national spirit nnd independence, Is the ono absolutely vital condition to be over come. It may be overcome by an amend ment to the Federal Constitution. Constitution Is the Pact. "Thc Constitution Is tho compact be tween tho federated States. It provides a way for thc admission of new States. Tho original thirteen States and all sub sequently admitted States are pnrtlce to It. Tho parties to lt may by amendment subtmct from Its provisions or add any thing to them. Each Stato agrees to carry out Its provisions and intent, in letter and In spirit. When a new State Is admitted she furthermore agrees to carry out tho provisions and Intent of tho enabling act. In letter und in spirit. Provisions of Enabling Act Violated. "The people of Utah havo violated the spirit and Intent of tho Constitution nnd constitutional form of government, and thc spirit and Intent of her enabling act: "First In countenancing the practice of polygamy nnd unlawful cohabitation. "Second In maintaining a government, religious In form nnd performance, for eign and opposed to our free Institutions, controlling and dictating to the people, overcoming their Independence of action, muklng absolute dependents of them. "When one party to a compact violated same, tho other parties are released from all obligations to rccognlzo thc violator as a party to same or as entitled to Its Can Revoke Statehood. "If thc States could make the Consti tution and through its medium crente new States, then they and their follow partlcH may (and for breach or bad faith may rightly) by amendment so providing revoke the charter of statehood granted to the people of any Territory This might bo dono by an amendment directed agalnM Utah alone, or It might bo done by a general amondmont providing that when tho ieoplo of any State shall, In tho Judgment of Congress, have violated tho spirit and Intent of the Federal Con stitution, laws and Institutions, such State may, upon vote of the people or Legislatures of three-fourths of all tho States In favor thereof, bo excluded from tho Union of States and a Territorial or a special form of government established therefor by Congres. If this were not so. any single State would be supreme und the Union nothing. Duty of the People. "Thc duty of tho people of each State Is to maintain In that State a Republican form of government. They nro not doing It here. It Is hlcrachlc, with Aslutic trimmings. ' This Is not a question for politicians, but one Ihnt strikes home, that calls for statesmanship, the most direct attention of every Republican, Democrat, Pppullst and mugwump. The condition Is not con lined to Utah, lt Is a crowding menaco to a free, Independent republican form of government In almost the entire section of countrv between the Rooky mountains and thc Sierras, a section that bhe free peoplo of tho United States aro vitally In terested In. 1 do not write you ns abovo without some hard thinking on this sub ject, and trust that thla will receive your caroful attention." STRIKE IS EXTENDING. Number Men Idle in St. Petersburg Aggregate 30,000. ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. 17. Tho strike is extending. About 2100 employees of thc Ncvoky thread works Jolnod In the move ment today. The strikers now total about 30.000 Thc temper of tho men Is more threatening and Cossacks nnd other troops havo again been drafted Into tho city. Tho pollen aro arresting rlngleadors. Tho employers regard the sltuallbn as critical. is, Cliadwlck ' Appears in Court Examines Each of the Claims Against Her in Critical Manner, and Rejects Several. CLEVELAND, 6., Feb. 17. When the hearing of Mrs. Cassic L. Chadwlch's bankruptcy case was cnlled today, Mrs. Chadwlck, attired In thc same brown cos tume that she wore when she nppcared In thc United States District court on thc day of her arrival from Now York, ap peared to plead to the charges against her. Apparently she was lodny enjoying ex cellent health. She walked briskly Into the courtroom and displayed none of the nervousness that marked her bearing when last seen In public. On thc con trary, sho was perfectly calm and col lected, nnd frequently smiled when con versing with her attorneys. Sho examined each of thc claims against her in a critical manner, and rejected a nqmber of them wholly or in part. Among Ihpso repudiated by Mrs. Chadwlck was the claim of Freda Swanstrom, her maid, who presented a sworn statement show ing that her employer owed her for seven months' service at J-lo per month. Mrs. Chadwlck declared that she dfd not owe Freda so much. When a small bill for a manicuring set was passed to Mrs. Chadwlck for exam ination, she disdainfully toBsed it back to the attorneys, waving: "Why, that Is ab surd; I never owned such a thing In my life." The claims taken up at today's session of the court were generally of minor Im portance, none of tho big accounts being passed upon. Tho hearing was adjourned until tomorrow. PRESIDENT WOULD ACT. Gladly Offers Flis Friendly Offices in Interest of Peace. PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 17. Alfred H. Love, president of tho Universal Pcaco union, which hns Its headquarters In this city, has received a letter from Secretary of State Hay in response to Mr. Love's suggestion that tho Government should make an effort to bring about a cessa tion of hostilities In the far East on or before tho coming anniversary of Wash ington's birthday. Mr. Hny's letter Is as follows. "I havo had tho plcnsuro to receive your le'lJcr of the 9th Instant, In which, ex pressing tho appreciation felt by tho Uni versal vPeace union for thc Interest this departme.T has shown In the cause of peace in the far Eant, you ask renewal of efforts In tr?at direction ntthls time, which you think" opportune "This Government has naturally watched with keen solvation the courso of struggle In Manchuria, -.Wd ith.'.? T proper limits has successfully endeavored to cause tho neutrality of tho neighbor ing torritories to be respected. Tho Pres ident has been equally sollcltoiiB to sec tho war closed by an honorable peace, and If an opening for his friendly offices to that end should appear he would glad ly act In whatever sense might bo prac ticable "So far no Indication of any disposi tion by tho belligerents to Invite or nc cept tho kindly offices of any power hns been apparent on the contrary, each has made lt known that suggestions to thut end from without would bo regarded as inadmissible. This Government, how ever, does not relax Its watchfulness, nor nbuto Its deelro to see peace prevail and to do toward that end whatever humane duty may counsel or opportunity might give." CODY DIVORCE TRIAL. Sensational Testimony Given by a Number of Witnesses. CHEYENNE, AVyo , Feb. 17. Testi mony In behalf of tho plaintiff in thc trial of tho divorce enso of Col William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) was continued today. Several witnesses were on the stand and tetitlfled that Mrs. Cody accused her hus band of Immoral rotations with u num ber of women, several of them prominent Internationally, and at least one a mem ber of roynllv The bollef that tho Colonel was unfaithful to her, witness testified, caused Mrs. Cody to denounce him to neighbors and otherwise humlllato him before friends nnd guests. Gifts highly prized by Col. Cody as evidence of es teem of European friends were destroyed at tho Instance of Mrs. Cody, witnesses also stated. In order to splto the Colonel, special mention being made of blooded dogs presented to Col. Cody by a crowned head of Europe. MOVED HIS HEAD AND DIED. Had Boen Operated Upon for a Frac tured Vertebrae. NEW YORK. Fob. 17. Frederick Wol- j frost, a farmer who lived In Jamaica, Long Island, Is dead In a hospital there, having moved his head after being oper ated on for a fractured vertebrae, caused by a fall on tho Ico The surgeons were absont and Wblfrost was under the core of his brother to whom he complained of feeling uncomfortnblo and exprcwacd a desire to move his head. The doctors had placed It In a supporting apparatus, af ter having removed the broken bone and relieving pressure on the splnal cord Thc farmer's brother helped him move sllghtlv and tho patient Immediately col lapsed." Stimulants failed to restore him and In n few minutes ho was dead. AGAIN BUYING OIL. Standard Oil Company Purchasing Petroleum in Kansas. CHANUTE, Kan.. Feb. 17. Tho Stan dard Oil company Is again buying oil In tho Chanute district, after refusing to, tako uny for ono week. Tho construction of the plpo lines In tho Territories Is also again In progress. The Standard says It Is taking only about 10,000 barrols of'oll out of thc Hold, but the producers suv they are really taking more thun that amount- Reports from Indepen dence. Peru nnd othor places Indicate that the Standard Is buying there, also. Woll-Known Oregonian Gone. ASHLAND. Or.. YfXi. 17. H. E. AVnlty. for ten year pnrlner In tho hnnklnK-houso ot lllfhoj) ,fc Co. Of Honolulu, died hero today, aged &j years. Deceased had been In frail health for neveral yn.n, retiring from busi ness Inst April. ) GRAND HIKE IS 1 SLAIN IN MOSCOW 1 Blown to Pieces by 1 1 a Bomb. ' . Assassin Belonged to Noted jj Fighting Group of Social- ist Revolutionists, Missile Was Packed With Nails, and jf Explosion Tore Victim's Body jilll to Ghastly Fragments; MOSCOW, Feb. 18. Within the walls ! i of the far-famed Kremlin palace, and Hi almost underneath the historical tower la from which Ivan the Terrible watched M the heads of his enemies falling be- i! neath the ax on the famous red square. mi and within a stone's throw of the great if J bell of Moscow, Grand Duke Serglus, If uncle and brother-in-law of Emperor B (j Nicholas, and the chief of the reaction- i aries, met a terrible death shortly be- If I fore 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. I But One Assassin. II Thc deed -was committed by a single terrorist, who threw beneath the car- I riago of the Grand Duke a bomb j I charged with the same high-power ex- ( plosive which wrought Minister Von j I Plehve's death. t 1 Body Torn to Pieces. S The missile was packed with nails and fragments of iron and Its explosion tore j jj the Imperial victim's body to ghostly U J fragments, which strewed the snow for 9 fi yards around. Every window In the j j great, lofty facade of the Palace of 1 j Justice was shattered and b'ts of Iron M y were Imbedded deeply In the walls of m the arsenal, 100 yards away. 1 R . . . Assassin a Socialist, iff J , TJh assnss.l.tj bejnna tr ftotdS ' "fighting group" of the Socialist Revo- If lutlonary party, which has removed jtl other prominent officials, nnd long since wM passed a sentence of death upon Grand Duke Serglus. wm Stood in Shadow of Death. mt Tho Grand Duke knew that he stood In the shadow of death. He was the w recipient of repeated warnings, and il ' elaborate precautions were taken to fl j Insure his safety; but ull the resources tl ' of tho gendarmes, secret police and sol- II I diers proved unavailing against an at- j tempt almost exactly duplicating the li procedure that caused the death of Mln- Il Ister of the Interior Von Plehve last Hi I -m- x-, p -r4. ill It wus the Irony of fate that Sergius, iiilll after taking refuge In his country villa fiilB during the strike troubles of a month I Ull ago, and later seeking even more se- llilfl cure shelter In the palace within the Kremlin walls, should be killed while nil proceeding to the Governor-General's UmU palace beyond the walls, and which he Wnl had abandoned to enable the police to il better protect him. OA Grand Duchess at Scene. UI Grand Duchess Elizabeth, who has njl been engaged dally In the task of pre- (til paring comforts for the sick and jlll wounded Russian soldiers In Manchu- j fl rla, was about to drive to the palace SI to Join her husband. When she heard !m what had befallen the Grand Duke she Bm ; waB driven in haste to the scene of tho II jl tragedy, und knelt, hatless and coat- fljl less, on the blood-stained snow and 1 murmured pruyers for the -welfare of II I the soul of her slain consort. II l Where Tragedy Occurred. lj The scene of the crime was the great jlitf open triangle within the Kremlin. H mfl bounded by the arsenal, treasury and Hill courts of Justice, in one angle of which Uli Is the Nicholas, or Little palace, where 8ff the Grand Duke dwelt. At the oppo- Dm site corner Is the Nlkolsky gate, the y exit to the town beyond thc ramparts. Duke Leaves Palace. Djll A few minutes before the bell of the Hill gate sounded the hour of 3 the equipage ff of the Grand Duke emerged from the WP gates of the palace and proceeded, fol- Jjf lowed by sleighs containing secret po- H lice. It swept at a smart pace, passing IH the Choudoff cloister, Ivan's tower, tho ill great Czar bell and the long rows of III cannon captured from Napoleon In the III winter retreat of 181L'. H Bomb Is Thrown- f In a moment the carriage was in jlll front of the courts of justice, whpre 1 the walls of the triangle approach, ill forming a narrow entrance to the Nl- ill kolsky gate. There a man clad in ill workman's attire stepped forward from JI the sidewalk and threw a bomb which III he had concealed beneath his coat. A 'It terrible explosion .followed and a hall ' iffif!. of Iron pelted the grim stone walls of 111 I the arsenal and courts of Justice. A 111 thick cloud of smoke, snow and debris ill arose. IIS Ghastly Sight Presented. W$ When It had cleared away a ghastly M sight was presented. On tho snow lay jlll fragments of thc body of Grand Duke j Serglus, mingled with the wreck of the llil carriage. The Grand Duke's head had Kill been torn from his body and reduced fill to a shapeless pulp, and thc trunk and ill limbs were frightfully mangled. A finger bearing a rich seal ring was fl found lying several yards away. The 1 crimson tint and the smell of blood were ill everywhere. Only a few fragments of 111 clothing Indicated that the body had ill been clothed. Jl Horses Perish. I The coachman lay moaning with pain jjl beside a deep hole In the pavement. IjQl The horses, dragging the front whecla jUI of the carriage, had dashed off, mad- T