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fi , f 9 I yoiTTxXVII.ISrO. 56. weather Partly cloudy; warmer. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, TUESDAY MORNING-, JUNE 9, 1908, 14 PAGES FIVE CENTS. H i' ! TAFT IK GIVEN ! IK MP JOLT I Proposition for Compromise on f Louisiana Delegation Gomes as Big Surprise. j! HURRIED ADJOURNMENT ' TAKEN FOR CONSULTATION Senator. Bradley Tells Tail's 1 Manager lie Is-Weary of J His "Brace Game." fl! CHICAGO, Juno 0. A few' handfuls hSfof r-and were thrown into tlio cylinders if! of the Tnfl. political machine late to fHday. So far everything that has f forao up has been baud led quickly land decisively by tho Taft men, but pllodsy, from their own membership, lies mo 11 proposition 10 divido the ffkuisinna delegation with the oppo miiion, tontine both Taft and anti-Taft H delegations with a half vote each. The If proposition in itself did not come as rjra surprise, but the number of members foMhe National committee who favorpd .the movement created some conster ination in the Ta'ft. camp. The friends llcf the Secretary of War on tho coni Itiaitteo brought about an ad.iourniuent Kiithcr than permit a vote to bo taken Kttodar. f Before the Louisiana ease, which in 'jYolvpf four delegat.es-at-lnrgo and fourteen' district delegates, is brought h( ho a vote tomorrow noses will be sharp ly jr. ly rnnntod. Members of the com fit. ii witter who have been ardent Taft wail importers, but who have shown a dis 'position to yield to the appeals from f the allied forces to compromise in tho I Si irioterest of harmony, will be subjected u. ,-Jio pressure from Washington. To allow M ttimo for this was the purpose of the lt Jsudden adjournment today. f Hitchcock Still Stubborn. ' i Manager Frank Hitchcock announced fw atonlght that there will be no com Am 'promise He is determined to fight Ifortbo ceating of the delegations in Iff JMrocted for Secretary Taft, and de fU t dared that he will insist that the com- tnittcepass upon all contests. To settle ffi Ithcm in an' other way. he said, would "b unfair to the delegations themselves. M He expressed the opinion that the com 'S jv mittce should not shirk the responsi ble iiMlity of sitting in judgment nn the mi jsmuof every eontest, and in this view f fh i; supported by practically every hyf wamitteenian of the West and South, WMi tid nianv from the. North. Jjj. TI1U3 far contests have beeu settled a0f ifcn the States of Alabama, Arkansas, fkllMidn, Georgia and Kentucky, and iJljUMe nas been no division of the com 21'Bittec in disposing .of any of them. " 3 , ? reason for this has been the rule iS4 denies a roll call on any ques- jjjtf n'wn unless it is demanded by twenty sWmber3, and the anti-Taft people hav'e ( .jt that number on tho committee. The in lrewtion for a division of contesting 2 ;jle(;atious hns become more frequent lifom day to day. ? Lodge for Compromise, j? political maneuvering bv such mE toolbars of the "Old Guard" of Sen ft3 lm .Crane, Scott and Penrose and 3t K0B,mcnian Hart of Iowa and Mill ed fm of Kansas has not been with- tf (oat effect. The growth of the com wrfj Ijjonuse suggestion was noticed by the flSffl .llft men, but thev were not dis- Jj "bed hv it until' late todav, when 12- Wy ,Iearue(1. to their surprise, that J f'1" or a division in Louisiana lit flavored by Senator Lodge of Mas ,10 ;,husetts and Gen. Powell Clayton of .3J k-irlcansjis. sJ L Hasty conferences wero bold by the i--" members of the committee dur- 3, lllc hearing ofthe Louisiana, con "S the decision was reached that J L . " w,8e t0 adiourn until thev ( ll:tvtailJ011 exactly whero thev slood. cw,l!r5, waH Allowed. Mr". Uitch DlnMr ca"S Seeretarv Tafl in Wash LEzton. Charles V. Tafl, brother of tho .JMJrtrctary,, ,;,! some telephoning and -f'tfrapninc on his own account. K. tfl?B'VUnc,ao: XorUl Carolina and C. A. of Tcxas. and some others, also .lB:V """W11"" w'"ut tlm effect of the messages will bo cannot be ac tgM' told until ufter the vote to - ttv,r',Iail!,t-,or Hitchcock feels that irtBfcen? r mr(; al st;il;o in lie uinvti iMtli ,. : '"Promise in Louisiana li&WMr?,m!lTB on 11,0 surface. Similar rS, 2-m;uiii from Mississippi. fl&p' rlh r-''li'. Oklahoma. &I VTri In, Uro,lnlna' Tennessee, Texas and & & Th. t,le:i for :L compromise J.p ,iffilann ls b;,8e'1 0,1 thc argument jPlrtSt nCKro 'I'lfstion is involved and g W.r' rpcniiitioii that would ap M S11 -"p"ro vo,(,''i f tho South f" ! ,)PfCven the Poraker delegation. -m A'10 contests mentioned the "3 on '"volved with the race ques- Jm Many VotCs involved. Mi i"E miock takes tho posi SWn !W' ,lUlt- 1,11 ot U,u Taft ,4vm Zn r ''"wd." there being &ith SohS 0es o" 1,10 'legation from ;?f-"t or thlr lnvn1,Vf,,l ' tl" HOltle gif. '8tltCa LlTK coitlosts from Southern Jdati. h-,t rC f,c,Upd- T,l '''"ft men t "4. "ft? tiiov , ... tlu'v lllak'5 concessions jlif '-tv aS , m V c?,w,,!t fu'rlucr demands, if'tio of 1?1t,frm,nUo prevent thc in- r- thinc ; "VMiM,,,1"c wwlKe, if such Sit L possible, fife!11 tPni fi-J.,,CS0 ':"nr fro111 Florida. JmHBtV-Y. Thou1'1 an'1 eSt fro'" Kon wcrc. "tests , :T?,e"U th,. Vf "'V111100- Tll settle- M inorc ill.fcMin ",kv 'fs ongendered ork. cp ,lie comnuttou began its ann0rBratl1 Active. 9fo J.Wdal ,rs 'aiov of Kcntnckv ap- I'SmClff, thS- a.'rbaukB 2?eMy Boltlil l,itrieL was . . uincr than tho views pi-wcnt-r Conlmucd 0U PagQ Two ; SHOT PHYSICIi 10 AVENGEHEB HONOR Young Russian Nurse in New York Private Hospital Kills Prominent Doctor. SAYS SHE WAS VICTIM OF CRIMINAL ASSAULT Suit in Court Failing, She Takes the Law Into Her Own Hands. NEW YORK, Juno S. Sarah Koten, tho younq trained nurso who lured Dr. Martin TV. Auspitz to a house in Har lem last night, by a false telephone call, and shot him to death after she had laiu in wait for him for many hours, declared today that sho had no regrot for her act. "I shot him, but J did not murder hin" sho said in a cell in tho polieu station, as sho explained tho summons to appear in court. "T. killed hini be cause ho wronged mo aud then refused I to help me. 1 tried to punish him in I the courts, but found myself powerless. My father and mother' arc dead, so I had to protect my honor myself." . Tho Unwritten Law. There seems little doubt that when thc ease agaiust the girl goes to trial a jun once more will have an oppor tunity to pass upon tho "unwritten law," or the justification of murder un der certain circumstances. Sarah Koten presented a most de jected appearance when sho was ar raigned in Police court, far different from tho defiant young woman who sur rendered herself to tho police last night. She wept incessantlv . oho was remand ed to tlie. Coroner, who will' hold an in quest. Miss Koten wept as she 1 old her storv in. thc Coroner's court. She said sho came to America from Knssia six months ago and secured a position as nurso in Dr. Auspitz s pnvato hospital last November. Dr. Auspitz, she declared, visited herroom in tlio hospital and as saulted her. When she found that sho was to become a mother, she said, the doctor suggested a criminal operation, but she refused to permit it and left the hospital. Friendless and Penniless. "E had no friends and no money,"' said Miss Koten. "1 was vcr' poor and could not got work because of my condition. 1 procured a lawyer and had Dr. Auspitz brought before thc Court of General Sessions. My witnesses wero discredited and everything went his way. After he was acquitted I was advised to go to the District Attor ney's oflice. Thero the assistant Dis trict Attorney told mo that inasmuch as the case had b'cen tried there was nothing more to be done." Here the young woman broke dowu, wept, and piilled her hair, striking her breast with hor hands. "Then," she continued. "T decided that if 1 could not get justice in the courts T would be my own avenger. T could havo killed him in his own home, but f feared to do that Jest I should injure some one else. So L decided to call him into that hallway. I waited and waited and then he came. 1 fired the shot." A legal representative of a Jlobrcw organization was in court to look, after tho woman's interests. Coroner Ilar burgor held Miss Koten without bail io await the inquest. OFFICIAL INQUIRY INTO EXPLOSION ON TENNESSEE SAN PEDRO. Cal.. Juno 8. Tlio hoard of inquiry appointed by Rear Admiral Uriel Scbree to Investigate tlu- accident on the U. S. S. Tennessee Friday morning will not compicto its work until tomorrow night or Wednesday morning. Tho hoard, which is composed of Ca.pl. C. K. Fox, command inp the cruiser South Dakota; Lleutenant-Comrrmnder C. M. pflley, of the U. S. S. Maryland, and Lieutenant J. G. Robry, chief engineer of thc South Dakota, and Hoot engineer of thc Pacllic squadron, is making a thorough Investl gjitlon of all phases of the aeeldent. Many members of the crew who were in 'the vicinity of boiler room N'o. ?, at th; boiler tube burst and survivors of the explosion havo been "xamincd. Tlio board has made an ;.vainlnation of the boiler room and the defective tube. An Important witness was Lieutenant -Commander Ashley L. Robertson, chief engineer of tlio Tennessee, who was in eliargo of the engine and tiro rooms of the Tennessee at tho time of tho acci dent. When thc board hns completed Its inquiry'. Its report will bo forwarded to the Secretary of thc Navy at Washing ton and its findings will be made public after Inspection thereof. PRICES OF MEAT TO BE AGAIN ADVANCED CHICAGO, .luno 8,U was an nounced todav bv thc Chicago uackcra. because of a shortage of cattle and canned meats, that tho price of beef and canned meats will be increased. An official of Armour's, discussing the situ ation, said todav: "There will bo no great advance in prices. Thero is a shortage of cattle, but wo don't expect it lo last long." Gets Heaviest Fine. PORTLAND, Me.. June S. A fine of $10,000. the maximum penally, was paid In the I 'tilled States District court to day by George F. Tony, tlie Van;iville mall order house proprlotor. The sen tence was ImpoKfid recently by Judge Halo for conspiracy to defraud the government of postage on second -clu.; mail matter. Train Robbers Foiled. PORTSMOUTH. Ohio, June S. -A bold attempt was made last night to rob the Chesapeake & Ohio passuiiger train from Cincinnati. At Fierbrlck. four miles west of hero the bolts were removed from a switch and tin- stand partly torn down. The train was mopped In time to pre-' vent an accident. Robbers' Assault Fatal. LINCOLN'. III., June S. Frank Froror, millionaire bank president and coal mine owner, died today from the effect of an assault by highway robbers March 0. The robbers secured $.'1000. Two of the robbers are now In Chester peni tentiary and a third Is in Jail awaiting trial. j- HH'MII'HHI 1 1 m IHlH"-H'lHIl-I-I,''I '. IHH, v T X A Glimpse of tht Government Assay Office With Fussy Jimmie in Charge J 1 I ;F " " &' T ;-.'v.. j ,p 00 MUST tplk CZssZsy' 'r0ll ' v 1 : 4 business- y ' ' -Z 5 Xe I T JL f, ' r jTA. RNDf RSoM yj& 1 I j Gotes&9SRCE , fUe. m I 'J t loM-ricRu fl&moRRraRs 7 SW M J i i fCfihPfllfrA Pl??-kl6 'I T 1 .'.. . 1 MURDERER B1LLEK l DOOMED 10 HANG Governor of Illinois Refuses to Interfere; Execution Set for Next Friday. SPRING .FIE L D , 111., .Tunc S. Gov ernor Deacon today, ou recommendation of the state board of pardons, de cided not to interfere in thc case of Herman Billek, under death sentence in Chicago for murder. Thc execution is scheduled to tako place next Friday. Billek is a Bohemian fortune teller whose conviction was declared from tho pulpit of St. Mary's church bv Iiev. P. J. O'Callaghan of tho ".Paulist Fathers of Chicago to be' the result of perjured testimony due to suggestion and intimidation "on the part of the prosecuting attorney and police. Tho accusation against Billek was that through the agency of a Mrs. Vzral, who afterwards committed suicide, he murdered in Chicago the woman's hus band and four of the Vzral children. The alleged motive was to get life iu suranco money. CONDEMNED MAM" WEEPS WHEN TOLD OF FATE CHICAGO, June S. When the news of the decision of the pardon board und Governor Diyieen was taken to Billek, he collapsed and cried bitterly. "Well, of they are going to hang me, let them go "ahead," he said, dry ing his eyes. "T am ready. 1 don't care so much for myself, but J do care for the sake of my wife and children.'' All effort on the pari of Jailer Davis lo calm the. prisoner met with slight re sult, and Billek, after being taken back to iiis cell, threw himself on his cot and wepl. Assistant Slate's Attorney Popham, who prosecuted Millck. declared: "The decision of the governor aud the board is eminently just. Billek is a cold-blooded murderer, if thero ever was one," MPvS. BREWSTER ASPIRES TO ROYAL SOCIETY SJOrX FALLS. S. 1).. June S.--Mrs. Franklin Brewster, whoso husband is a millionaire of Rochester, N. V., has been granted a divorce hero aud left today for the homo of hor son iu-law, Senator Freelinghausen of New .Jersey. Mrs. Brewster has said here ihat. she might marry an attache of the King of Greece.. Her daughters. Mrs. Ashton Knight of Paris and Mrs. Freeliii'--hausen, were present, at tho Grecian court at the time that Mrs. Brewster met. the court, official. If she marries him she will become a lady in waiting to tho Queen. STATE TAKES CONTROL OF MONTANA PENITENTIARY P.UTTR. Mont.. June 8. The State board of prison commissioners at Helena today abolished the prison contract sys tem, taking over from Conley k M- I'agtie, the former prison contractors, their peni tentiary equipment at Doer Lodge, on a IcasB of $I1!0I) a year, appointing Frank Conley warden, a I a salary of ?:i000 annually. Treaty Ratified. WASHINGTON, June 8. Lloyd C. Grlscom. American embassador to Rome, today telegraphed the Slate department that the municipality of San Marino had ratified an extradition treaty with tho United Gtutes. . Index to Today's Tribune I r I Departments. Pago v j- .Editorial - :- r Society ii Mines i .J. Markets 7 -J ! Intel-mountain 10 - Domestic. Taft men on Rupubllcnn Nn- r tlonal committee get 11 severe I Jolt 1 l- Young Russian nurso kills New v I- York physician to avenge her ? n honor L I- Railroads of country will not In- 4- s- crcaso freight charges at pros- i- cut 1 4. Murderer Ulllek of Chicago -; must hang next Friday 1 v Flood situation in Kansas und 4 v Missouri 2 4. 4. Latest developments In political 4. v circles 2 .j. 4- President names members of 4- 4 committee to study conscrva- 4. 4- tlon of National resources.... S 4" 4- :- I- , Local. 4 4 Elder Curtis of Reorganized 4. 4- church In debato at Murray.. 1 ! 4- A few Democrats vote at prl- .j. 4 marlcs 11 4. r Council lu brisk but ordinary 4. 4 meeting li .J. 4 John Walsh, walking across tho 4- ! continent, arrives in Salt 4. 4 Lake u . 4 Col. Isaac Trumbo, California 4 4 capitalist, sued for divorce a 4. 4 second time , n J. 4- City Engineer Kelsey returns 4 from the East 11 4. Snorting News. 4. 4 Olympic committee selects ath- 4. r letes to represent tho United 4- 4 Stales H IBIcycIe races at. Salt Pnlaco U .. 4. Policemen will play ball game 4. 4- on Walkers field 11 4. 1; t 4 KILLS BEAUTIFUL WIFE, THEN COMMITS SUICIDE CLEVELAND, Juno S. Charles P. Corleti, a prominent architect and head of tho Corlctt Engineering company, killed his wife, Elizabeth, and then ended his own life In a hotel in AVllloughby, a Cleveland suburb, tonight. Tho double tragedy ls said to have been tho result of Jealousy. Mr. and Mrs. Corlctt were well known In Cleveland society and for live years have resided at the hotel. Mr. Corlctt was In Cleveland most of tho time, how evor, going back and forth two or throo times a week. The couple havo had ser ious quarrels lately. It Is said. Tonight shortly after Corlctt returned from Cleve land three shots were heard by tho guests. When the hotel proprietor burst in thc door ho found Mrs. Corlctt dead upon the lloor. Near by was tho almost breathless body of her husband. A 10 volvor lay near his outstretched hand. Tlie man died a few minutes later. There wan u bullet wound In tho dead woman's temple and another In her breast. The husband had shot himself onco In tho forehead. Mr. Corlctt fas 38 years of ago. his wife four years younger. She was n beautiful woman. 0 t4MM"IIIHHHH'4j4-4-HI- 4- 4. 4 ONE NEW BATTLESHIP 4. 4 TO BE NAMED "UTAH" 4. 4 WASHINGTON, June S. ? 4 Secretary Motcalf today an- 4- 4 nounccd thnt the iwo now bat- 4- 4" tloships authorized at the last session of Congress would bo 4 4 named Florida and Utah, rc- 4 spectivcly. 4 4 He said that the next battle- 4- 4- ship authorized would bear tho 4- 4 name of Wyoming. Tho name 4 of tho monitor Florida will bo 4 4 changed to that of somo city 4- 4 in that Stale. These announce- v 4 incuts wero made after a confer- 4- 4- enco botween tho President and 4- I- the Sccrelarj'. 4. i FIENDISH EFFORT 10 FIRE CROWDED CHURCH Cathedral Is Ablaze While Con gregation Kneels in Prayer; Priest's Coolness Saves. BERLIN. Juno S. 'An attempt was mado today to burn down the old St. Paulas Catholic church at Moabil. belong ing to tlio Dominicans, which was crowd ed with people assembled to hear a ser mon by tho famous Dominican monk, Ronaventurl. About 1S00 persons were present, including more than a thousand women and children to hear the mass. While the congregation was kiicollng in silent prayer some ono Informed Father Bonavuntitrl that tho church was afire. Without informing tho congregation ho coolly stepped over to the priest who wjus celebrating mass and' requested him to close the service. Tho priest left tho altar and spoke to his assistants, who walked down the aisles and whispered to the pewholders thut an Inslgnlflcnnt blaze hud broken out and that they had bet ter leave tho building as soon as pos sible. At this tlmo tho entire roof of tho church was a mass of flames, and tho lire brigade was hurrying to tho burning building. Those in the church, not know ing the extent of tho fire, fortunately did not realize their peril, and on the clergy's request mado their exit rapidly and In an orderly manner. When they reached the streets they found the llremon drawn up with ladders against the walls. The lire lighters dis covered that nearly a dozen firebrands, soaked with petroleum, had been distrib uted about the outer parts ' of tho roof. Tho Humes wore extinguished with dlfll culty aftor great damage had been done. The pollco suspect a gang of Incendi aries, who. it Is slated, set lire to the old garrison church, which was de stroyed on April li last. The ilromen declare that only the cool ness of the clergy today prevented a great disaster. SECOND TRAGEDY IN COUNTY SEAT FEUD MUSKOGEE. Okla.. Juno S. Tho sec ond tragedy of tho Mcintosh county scat war was enacted tonight when General Dunlap, who was guarding thc courthouso in ISufauIa. was shot and killed In a hall way In tho third story of the building. Ed C. Julian. County Clerk of Mcintosh county, Is charged with the murder, and the Sheriff and deputies have started for Muskogee with thc prisoner. F. M. Woods was shot and seriously wounded by Joo Parmcntcr In a couutv seat quarrel hero last night. Tho evidence against Julian is circum stantial. People In tho rear of the hotel saw him rush to his room after three shots wore tired. A mob searched the hotel and found him In u room alone, When the room door was opened Julian begged that ho bo protected from mob violence .Mack Hart, a traveling man, who occupied a room adjoining Julian's, says he saw Dunlap come to Julian's room and call him. Whllo throe shota wero ilrod but one took effeel, striking Dunlap In the forehead. Tho dead man was appointed a doputy yesterday to guard the courthouse. Por years he had hen a peaco ofllcer, having served under former Marshal liennctt In Indian Territory. Julian was elected County Clerk last fall. BIG STEAMER WRECKED: MANY CHINESE MISSING HONGKONG. Juno 8 Thc British steamer Pow An. running between Hongkong. Canton and Macao, struck on a rock off Lantao island last night, and Is a. total wreck. Eighty natives are missing, bill all the European pashcngorB and officers of tho steamer were rescued. The Pow An was a twln-sciow steam er of 2.1I10 tons, built at Glasgow, and belonged to tho Hongkong, Canton &. Mnrun Steamboat coinnai'.v. LimlliuL. . - ROADS ILL KOT Present Financial Depression Prevents Boosting of tho Freight Rates. SHIPPERS OF MIDDLE WEST AYE RE ALARMED Interstate Commerce Commis sion Has Been Busy Correct ing Some Wild Rumors. WASHINGTON, June S. No general incroaso in freight rates is likely to be mado by tho railroads of tho country in tho near future, if it is to bo made . at all. At a recent meeting of presidents and operating officials of important railroads held in New York it was tho consensus of opinion that it would bo undesira ble, if not absolutely impracticable, to put into effect at this time au increase of freight rates. Tt was pointed out that the proposed increase, in a time of depression, would lend rather to increase freight stagna tion than to stimulate freight move ment. Such a result would bo of only additional disadvantage to tho carriers, tho opinion being general that it would not induco increased revenues. Improvement Perceptible. Most of tho officials who attended Ihe meeting indicated a belief that rail way business conditions wero improv ing. Tho freight rovenucs and tho passenger revenues, too show a nota ble increase in the last month over the preceding threo months, and a geaeral revival of business in all industrial branches was reported from overy part of tho country. Tho judgment, was expressed that if business conditions did not. continue to show improvement it would bo neces sary for the railroads to adopt somo method for protecting the interests of their stockholders. Only Iwo methods aro suggested: An increase of freight rates, and a decrease in wages of em ploves. Tt is quite certain that neither will be resorted lo before tho first of next October, and some officials belicvo it will not bo necessary even then to resort to either of tho methods namod. Startling Humor Circulated. Tn sonic unaccountable way tho re port became general among shippers, especially iu the Middle West and the South, that the President and the In lorstato Commerce commission had given their approval to the suggested increase in freicht rates. Bi;ardles9 of tho improbability of such approval, or the iuofliciency of it if givon, several shippers have written to ho members of the commission protesting that the rates be not increased. Tho members havo spent a good deal of timo trying to set their correspondents right on thc matter. While tho commission has no power under tho law lo prevent tho es tablishment of such rates as the rail roads seo lit to put into effect, unless, after due hearing, tho increased rates should be found to be excessive, unrea sonable, or unjust, it would be equally impossiblo and ina- ropriate for it to givo its approval to any proposed in crease of rates. Tho commission crosses such bridges as that, when it reaches them, and not before. Of course, when, if ever, tho increase of rates is made, it will be very care fully considered by tho Interstate Com merce commission, perhaps on its own initiative, without waiting for a formal complaint from shippers. HUGHES KEEPS UP FIGHT ON GAMBLING ALBANY. N. Y.. June S. Governor Hughes sent to tho extraordinary session of tho legislature tonight his special mes sage recommending for consideration "the onactment of suitable legislation for the prevontlon of race track gambling." lie also recommends tho enactment of "suitable legislation with regard to dis eases of cattle, especially tuberculosis." Forty-live Senators, more than a quo rum, wero in their seats when the roll was called in the upper house, but Sena tor Foclker was not present. His vole Is apparently of the utmost Importance to the fate of the antl-gamhllng legisla tion recommended by the Governor. "The Issue has been chirly presented." says Governor Hughes to the legislature, "whether tho interests of those who wish to maintain gambling privileges at race tracks shall be considered paramount to the constitution of thc State. It Is an Issue which has been clearly dellned and Is fully appreciated by the people. It cannot be obscured by a discussion of tin propensities of human nature. Race track gambling exists not because It ls hidden or elusive, but as an organized business, shielded by legislative discrimination. Tho law which professes to prohibit H, protocts It." GRAFTING POLICEMAN SENTENCED TO PRISON NEW YOP.K, June S. Charles J. ITausler, a former policeman, was sen tenced today to not, les3 thau threo nor more than four years in prison for com plicity iu thc theft of jowclry worth $2500, which was stolen bv Sadio Papps, a manicurist, from Mrs. Benia min F. Knowles of Brooklyn. Ilauslor and the girl pleaded guilty and Uauslcr admitted having pawned tho jewelry. The judge suspended sentence against Sadio Papps on the ground that sho had been misled by Uauslcr. GOOD TEMPLARS GREET . PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT WASHINGTON'. June S. Tho inter national eonvontion of Good Templars today decided to hold thc next trien nial mootiug at Hamburg, German v, iu 1911. Tho dcleeates visited tho White House this afternoon and wero received by President, Hoosovolt. Killed in Sham Battle. RROOICINGS. S. D.. June S. Robert Watson, a student of the South Dakota State college, was so seriously injured In a sham battle al thu college. Friday that death resulted yesterday. Watson was captain of ono of tlio militia companies of tho college which wero entertaining ex cursionists. - r. ELOEHS MATCHED IN I STHEtllfOUSJD E BATE 1 Who Is the Legal Successor of H the Prophet Joseph fl MURRAY MEETING HOUSE 'f I SCENE OF THE POLEMICS I Elder Curtis of Reorganized ; Church and Elder Eades of ' ! Utah Opponents. 4 jj What promises lo bo an interesting debato and will throw an illuminating j H light on Morinonism, commenced at the ) H Second Ward mceting-houso at Murray h H Monday night, tho subject being tho W H legal succession to thc presidency of the 1 Mormon church, the affirmation being l taken by Elder J. F. Curtis of the I?c- ! organized church, Provo, and tho ncrra- ; ' H live by Jacob A. Eades of West .Tor- dan. The debate will continno for four 'j .H nights and the contentions at issue are:, j H "Resolved, that Josoph Smith, presi- , j fl dent of the Reorganized church, i3 the h 'M legal successor of his father to tho ? 'H presidency of tho Chuych of Jesus f H Christ of Latter-day Saints." and. sec- oiid, "Resolved, that Brigham Young was tho legal successor of Joseph Smith, ;H the martyr, lo the presidency of tho , -M Church of Jesus Christ of Lallor-day I )H Saints." S The former proposition was debated . H Monday night aud will bo agaio Tue3- ' H day night. Thc church was crowded 1 with" the adherents of both sides aud ( order was maintained. Somo difficulty ;l was experienced in sccuriug a chairman ; .H upon whom both sides could agre,o, buc p fl eventually Principal Smith of thc Ccn- fj tnil school at Murray was agreed upon. 'H The rule of debate was that Elder Curtis opened with a thirty-minuto it H speech for thc affirmative, followed by -i a speech of similar length by Elder ' I Kades for the negative. Then in tho i same rotation each speaker was again , iH given thirty minutes. M rS Curtis Invokes the Law. 's Elder Curtis opened by stating that it the basis of evidence was the Bible, ,H H Book of Mornian and Doctiue and Gov- j H enants. He" held that by legal succes- ' siou was meant a lawful succession, and H in support of this contention ho quoted : from the Doctrine aud Covenants and ' H proved tho following qualifications: $ H That whoever is thc legal successor -r must be appointed of God; that ap- 1 H pointment must be by revelation: that fi H revelation must comb through Joseph H Smith, the original prophet; and then ' ' i lH thc man must be ordained by the high 1 H council or general conference aud must teach tho law of tho church. f B Elder Curtis held that Joseph Smith I H was anointed and ordained bv iho pa- H triarch and that his blessing was also 1 nut upon tho head of his posterity aftoi ' H him; not. on anyone else. Ho quoted ' from James Whitehead, who testified at 1! JjB Nauvoo, HI., in 1S4:?. that Josenh Smith K H selected his son as his successor. John f. Taylor, Willard Richards. Whitney and V others, including Whitehead, were pros- 'IH ent when this was done. Ho was . H anointed at that meeting and was pub- :H licly designated bv the prophet as hia ; H successor, the latter unon being asked n 'H saying. "There is your leader," point- H nig to his son. H Joseph Fulfilled Law. M After the death of Smith thero wai li -H division in Iho church. Thc teachings A ,H which were introduced had a tendency H to divide tho members of tho church and 1 H different individuals sprung up as lead- H ors; but. tho true leader can onl- b J H the legal successor when he comes in H perfect fulfillment of every portion of H the law. Josenh Smith. was previously k H ordained to office. He was apostle bo- ; -H fore president of the high priesthood. 'H At Ambov. Til., in 1SG0 ho was or- H dained president of tho high priesthood, ', iWM which carries with it the presidency of H tho church. Young Smith lulfillod every " .H requiromeul of tho law and Elder Cnv tis challeged anyone to provo whero one provision had not been complied with. Eades Sorry for Curtis. .H Elder Iiades followed Curtis. He said J jH he wauted to be courteous to his op- & H poncnt. "I am sorry for him in his I " H darkness." said he. "I thought he J -'H was going to prove something to us H this evening, but he has failed so far." ) ,1 Kldor blades read copious extracts t H from a book compiled bv B. JT. Roberts, 1 H purporting to be a history of tho Re- : j H organized and conUaining many ex- ! -H ccrpts from tho Saints' Herald, lie $ based his argument on this alleged 3 notation from tho writings of Presi- If out. Smith of tho Josc)hil.o church: 1 l "Whenever individuals claiming au- thority in thc church as first organized ('. left the church and became me.inbcrs i ol any other church they immediately r became divested of all authority." tM lie contended that the revelation was 1 that the original prophot was to hold the keys "until he be taken if ho abides in me." Josoph had been sot .M apart before his father was taken from i the earth contrary to tho revelation. Did Joseph abido in God? asked tho 1 speaker. Tho answer is invariably , "yes." When did ho have a chanco m -M to" appoint his successor? No one else ! could be appointed successor oxoent , through him. Was tho powor over taken f from him'? No; it never was taken from -M him because he was faithful to the last. ' 'H Elder Curtis did not put it in this light k I becauso it was detrimental to his cause. ;k Pair Woather Friends. 'M ! Iilder Eades held that the twelve .1 apostles forms a quorum equal iu au- ! thoritv to tho first presidenc'. Tho j 'M first quorum of seventies also had equal i ''H power. So thoro were three avenues of. escape from destruction i.u the event ' of tho disorganization of the first presi dency. lie then went into the origiji of the reorganized church and said their 1 i'H president had no authority, and never ' did have, lie dilated at length on the pari A. V. Gourloy and Jason Briggs ' "M took iu the organisation and character . 9H ized them as "fair weather friends," J because they did nol follow Brigham Young into tho wilderness. Ho scouted the idea of Joseph Smith conferring on .Couthiuod on Paxro Twa.