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I yoiTTxXVII.ISrO. 56. weather Partly cloudy; warmer. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, TUESDAY MORNING-, JUNE 9, 1908, 14 PAGES FIVE CENTS. H
I Proposition for Compromise on
f Louisiana Delegation Gomes
as Big Surprise.
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
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
Young Russian Nurse in New
York Private Hospital Kills
Prominent Doctor.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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,"
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.
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
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
Mr. Corlctt fas 38 years of ago. his
wife four years younger. She was n
beautiful woman. 0
4- 4.
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.
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.
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.
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. . -
Present Financial Depression
Prevents Boosting of tho
Freight Rates.
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.
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."
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.
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. -
Who Is the Legal Successor of H
the Prophet Joseph fl
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.

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