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LXXVII., ATO. 78.. weather today Fair and wannof. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, WEDNESDAY MOBNISTG-, JULY 1, 1908. 16 PAG-ES FIVE CENTS, j 1
lltashier of Jordan State Bank, of Benghazi
IE Junction, Held For the Stealing
' of $1 06,250 From
S Institution.
lllpinion is General That Young Financier Has Been
jjft-' Made Scapegoat of Principals in
I . Eamous Mystery.
I indictment Tuesday morning b.y
ijtcd States grand jury of A. W.
t cashier of the Jordan State
at Bingham Junction, and a'
C of Joseph Nelson, for complic
jbe robbery of tho Utah National
6tarted anew the discussion of
-famous local bank scandal,
be tempor of-the public can be
from expressions beard on the
Tuesday, this indictmont is but
ginning of criminal proceedings.
0 is not a man in Salt Lake City
familiar with the case who be
that voting 1 Bill" Nclso.n con
that crime, or is even a prinoi
rhoro is not a member of, the
jury who does not know that at
wo others are guilty.
leaking out that the indictment
mg Nelson was . merely a conv
3 atntffcg the .infers fn order to
t absoluto failuro of the .iury's
More Implicated,
linority favored indicting two,
)S5ibly three, others, and promi
ies at that. It is understood that
I Attorney II. E. "Booth advised
i this on the grounds that there
)t sufficient ovidoncc to convict,
if the jurors made tho point, it
,'that it would be highly impru
nd improper to indict others and
government to great espouse in.
fmpt to. convict them,
r the public is disgusted is put
t mildlv. That the case will
th. the punishment of W. Nel
not generally believed, although
ire found who have no hesitancy
ig that young Nelson will be, by
ehient with the principals, the
oat of this shameful affair.
; given out privately that an in
ut would not have been reached
)t the handwriting expert, Theo
ytka, been called into the case,
ct no difficulty in convincing the
that the Jordan bank cashier
the now much-talked-of note to
Adams, which was eigned with
Pinkertons Discredited.
Pinkertons are thoroughly dis
jd by grand jurors, who say that
what they produced was largely a re
hash of newspaper stories, and that no
important details were presented by the
Pinkertons that had not been published
in tho local press.
For soveral weeks reputable newspa
pers. have, refrained from, interfering in
the investigation through a desire that
nothing that they, might do would inter
fore with the deliberations of the grand
."jury. Tho adjournment of that body
will doubtless be followed by a thorough
newspaper inquiry into all details pro
curable and which will be given the
public as quickly as tho facts are ob
tainable. The- general public will also
take a hand in tho investigation and
will aid materially in driving from
cover those who have attempted to sat- 1
isfy the public demand for justice with
a single victim.
Friends Want Statement.
Friends of Young Nelson, it is be
lieved, will try to prevail upon him to
make a clean breast of the affair and
let others who are guilty stand before
the bar of public opinion nnd jiulicc
alongside him. How much wciuht this
may hnvo with the young man us prob
lematical. The Dcscret News pulled
all the props from under the young man
' in its story of the case by calling spc
I rial attcution to the fart that young
Nelson, though of Mormon purenlapf',
I was himself never in the church. Lc
I cally, the significant attached to tls
will not be overlooked, and it serves i
, tii'c on Young Nelson that he has brim
i abandoned by those who might other
wise be expected to fitand between him
and the vengeance of the law.
The papers for the arrest of Nelson
were intrusted to L. II. Smyth, Chiof
United States Deputy Marshal, and
about forty minutes pnet the noon hour,
little more than an hour after ho re
ceived the papers, be walked into tho
little bank at the Junction, was greeted !
by 3'oung Nelson himself and in another
five" minutes the parly was esconced in
J. H. Garrett's automobile and fairly
"eating up" the count' road on the re
turn trip to Salt Lake City. At a few
minutes past 1 o'clock the big machine
I drew up at the south entrance to the
I Federal building-on Main street, the ruu
having been made in about twenty min
utes, the whole trip m about an hour
and a half.
Nelson had been notified of his in
dictment before tho arrival of Marshal
Siuvth. He left; his homo in Salt Lake
C'itv as usual for the bank Tuesday
morning, and was going through the usu
al routine of the institution when
friends notified him of tho action of tho
jury, so he was fully prepared for tho
arrival of the officer.
When Deputj' Marshal Smyth re-
Continued on Pago T.wo.
..tell WwmW'WM 'wrffiM
'Wvnhrl ho Jo"lau State bank, of B'.nghani Jtniction, indicted by tho
ftttioaai anktC Grantl jurv for tuQ thoft of 5106,2130 from tho Utah Na-
ofi " r "
Garrison at Palomas, Mexico,
AKacked by Band Thai Is
EL PASO. Teras. June 30. The first
revolutionary outbreak iu the Republic
of Mexico be3'oud tho borders of Coa
huila occurred this morning at 4 o'clock,
when the garrison at Talomas, Chihua
hua, seventy miles west of this city,
was attacked by a band of fifty men,
who were repulsed with a loss of one
killed and one captured.
There were fourteen guards stationed
at the Mexican post when the attack
ing party surprised the town. Most of
the insurgents were armed with rude
weapons and homo made implements of
Throw Bomb at Start.
According to a dispatch received here
from Columbus, N. M.. across tho river I
from Palomas, Juan Correon, the Mexi- .
can general, has arrived there from Pa-
lomas bearing dispatches to his gov
ernment concerning the attack. It be
gan when a bomb was thrown into the
telegraph office, thus shutting off com
municaliou with outside points. In the
fight which followed, several hundred
shots were fired and many bombs were
thrown at the headquarters of tho of
ficers. Owing to the fact that the bombs
were ill-timed, tin; officers wero able
to throw them away before they ex
ploded, thus saving the building and
their own lives. Tho fight lasted' ono
hour, after which tho attacking party
fled to the mountains west of Palomas.
One man was killed, but it scorns that
he was a non-combatant.
One revolutionist was seriously
wounded and captured. He speaks
good English, and the Mexican author
ities think ho is a native of Now Mex
ico. This idea is confirmed by tho rooort
of tho section foreman from MinV,ros,
seven miles west of here, to the eifect
that a band of from thirty to fiftv men
assembled there ycstcrdn3;. They would
not allow him to leave the yards during
the day. Thoy had two large bundles
of rifles, and bought provisions. They
loft Mimbros, a station on the El Paso
& Southwestern, about midniglit last
, night.
WASHINGTON, June 30. American
military forces are now iu service for
the cnlorccmcnt of the neutrality laws
along the Mexican border.
General Meyer, commanding the De
partment of Texas, has reported to the
War Department that directions al
ready have been given for tho dispatch
of four troops of cavalry from posts in
his department to Del Jtio. As to other
points he will be guided by his con
ferences with tho civil officials.
The employment of American troops
for this purpose, by the way, is almost
without proccdent in recent years, and
the law officials of the War Depart
ment; as well as the Attorney General
himself have been obliged to give closo
study to tho question of tho oxtcnt to
which they may exercise tho power of
preventing persons entering tho United
States across the Mexican border. Un
der tho law no passports arc required
except in tho case or Chinese and Jap
anese and about tho only othor rcu-
Contiuued on Pago Three.
Indexto Today's Tribune
Departments. Page - I
4- Society i
4- Editorial '
r Minos S
4 Markets 9
-r Iiuennountaln 12
r -
r- Domestic. . -1-
4- Strong pull being made to Induce 4
-r Gray of Delaware to be Bry- 4-
4- an's running mate 1 4-
4- Mexican revolutionists attack 4-
4- garrison at Polomas 1 4.
4- Taft'p last day as Secretary of 4
4- War '. 3 4
4- McCIellan'n tltlo as Mayor of 4-
4 New York upheld by court..... 3 4-
4- Steve Adams wants prosecution '
4- to pay for his witnesses 13 4-
.j. .
4 Local. -r
4 A. W. Nelson indicted for Utah 4-
4- National bank robbery 1 4-
4- Statements concerning work of 4-
4 grand Jury 1 4
4- Theodore Kytkn. hero of famous 4-
4 bank case 2 4-
4. Is Indicted man a scapegoat?. . .16 4-
4- Charles Titus glvpa himself up.. 16 4-
4 Ben Heywood turns down be- 4
4- loved horse 16 4-
4- Trof. Ira Cardiff loses In suit for 4
4- . salary IS 4-.
4 Business man back of ejcplolta- 4- 1
4- live movement. IS 4-
4. Dopnrtlng soldiers receive $1 10,-
4. (too is 4.
4 4-
4- Sporting News.
4- Large crowd hees bicycle races.. 14 4
Tennis tournament at Country 4-
4 club 14 4-
4 Races at Saltalr tonight U 4-
t a. : : aa
BOSTON, Juno 30. The announce
ment of the selection of Mrs. Philip
N. Moore of St Louis as the president
of the Federation of Women's clubs
for tho next two years, was the. most
important feature of today's sossion.
Mrs. Mooro received 51G of tho 006
votes cast, the rest going to Mrs. May
Alden Ward of Boston, tho candidate
named yesterday by tho nominating
committee With tho exception of presi
dent, all the other candidates of tho
nominating committoo wero uuopposcd,
and wero elected as follows:
First vice-nrcs'deut Mrs. Joseph
Evans Cowlcs. California.
second vice-president Mrs. Bcllo
King Shermnn, Illinois.
Recording secretary Mrs. Henry IT.
Dawson, N, J.
Corresponding secretary Mrs. Frank
N. Sheik, Wyoming.
Treasurer Mrs. G. M. Wolch, Minne
sota. Auditor Mrs. lludolph Blankonburg,
Directors Mrs, Guy It. C. Allen.
Wheeling. W. Va.: Mrs. Philip- Car
penter, Now York; Mrs. Sarah E.
Evans. Portland, Or.; Mrs. William A.
Johnson, Topeka, Kan.; Mrs. C. P. Kin
sov. Valparaiso, lud.
When the result of the balloting was
announced there was no applause, the
presiding officer, Mrs. Sarah Piatt
Decker, having requested the delegates
to refrain from making a demonstra
tion. '
CLEVELAND, June 30. Tt has been
definitely decided that Congressman
Sherman. Republican candidate for Vico
President, who is recovering from a ton
days' illness bore, will leave for his
home in Utica, N. Y., Thursday morning
next. Mr. Sherman has almost ontiroly
recovered his strength and expresses
himself as feeling in good health again.
Name Appears on Hotel Regis
ter; Mother Says Daughter
Is Not Wedded.
Special to The Tribune.
DETROIT, Juno 30. Tho marriage
of Miss Mary Asher of Ann Arbor to
Earl Jensen of Salt Lako City did not
take place on schedule time at Ann Ar
bor last week. Nevertheless the sig
nature of "E. E. Jonson and wifo" ap
peared on the register of tho Wayne
hotel last Thursday and again today,
and the habitat of the pair is given
as Salt Lake City.
"ID. E. Jensen and wife" are not
at home when anyone wishes lo seo
them. Miss Asher lias disappeared from
Ann Arbor and her family is unwilling
to divulge her whereabouts. A tele
phone call from Ann Arbor to tho
Warne hotel Monday night brought tho
rcplv that it was not E. E. Jonsen, but
II. K. Jensen, who was stopping at.
that hotel. Yet tho clerk this morning
denied that any such person as U. K.
Jensen had been in the house.
Miss Asher is about IS years old. The
clerk describes Mrs. Jensen as being
about 30, but nobody is allowed to seo
Mrs. Jensen. Miss Ashor's mother de
nies that her daughter is married, and
says that sho will continue to oppose
a marriage with Mr. Jonsen. because
sho has heard that he is a Mormon.
Tho abovo information was reccivod
from Detroit upon tho telegraphic ro
quest of Tho Tribune, which desired to
if possiblo alleviate the distross of
young' Jensen's parents, who aro
alarmed by his protracted silence.
Earl Jensen left hero some timo ago
to wed his fiancee at Aim Arbor. That
he did not arrivo in timo for the nup
tial 'ceremony, as has been previously
roported, is inexplicable to his fathor.
So far as is known, no objection to tho
marriago was made by tho parents of
either Jensen or his intended wife. His
father says Miss Ascher's people know
her fiancco was a Mormon. Just what
is tho matter ho docs not know. Sov
eral telegrams to j'oung Jensen have
failed to elicit a response, and the
parents arc groatly wrought up over
the affair.
COOPERSTOWN. N. Y., Juuo 30.
After a day in which tho patient visi
bly lost strength and tho end s-cemed
near, Bishop Henry Codman Potter of
tho New lrork Protestant Episcopal
dioceso was tonight roported by liie
physicians to bo resting somowjiat more
comfortably, with symptoms rather
more favorable than during any time
in the last several hours. The" condi
tion of tho eminent patient is still crit
ical, however, nnd no great hopoa aro
built upon tho strength which was
noted tonight. More than onco during
the day hope was almost abandoned, but
an the cool of ovoning came on tho pa
tient seomod sornowhat refreshed, and
reports from tho sick room wero moro
favorable. j
Packers Admit Guilt,
OniCAGO, Juuo 30. Booth Co., qn'o
of tho largest concerns dealing in fish
nnd oysters in the west, pleaded guilty
today to having accepted rebates from
railroad companies. An 'indictment
against tho company was returned a
year ugo.
What A. W. Nelson Says,
Through His Attorney, About
His Indictment.
Joseph Nelson Surprised at In
dictment; W. S. McGornick
Talks Briefly.
When seen Tuesday afternoon at the
office of his attornej", A. B. Irvine, in
the Atlas block, A. W. Nelson was
asked what he thought of the charge.
Mr. Irvine spoko in behalf of his client,
Mr. Nelson acquiescing to what was
said. "I think it is-an infernal out
rage,' ' said Mr. Irvine. When pressed
for a further statement ho said that
,ou the advice of his attorney ho would
not discuss the merits of the' case at
that time, but intimated that he might
furnish the public with a statement in
the near future.
When Mr, Irvine was asked concern
ing what defense would be made, he
laughingly said: "I havo not had time
to read the indictment yet." He said
he had just prepared the bond. Com
missioner Baldwin, whose duty it was
to pass upon the bond, was absent from
tho eit' and in all probability would
not roturn for several weeks. "In view
of this fact, Mr. Irvine and Mr. Nelson,
in the afternoon, went before Judge
Marshall iu his chambers in the Fed- I
eral building and requested the Judge
to personally pass upon tho bond. This I
the Judge consented to do, and did do. I
W. S. McCornick Talks.
When tho part' of business men who
were taking a trip on tho Great Salt
Lake Tuesday returned in the launch
' Irene" t'o Saltair, about 7 o'clock p.
111., a Tribune reporter met them. lie
notified V. S McCornick of the return
of the indictment against young Nel
son, telling him that the bond "had been
fixed at $10,000, and asked him for a
statement for publication. Mr. McCor
nick did not think there was anything
to be said: "There was only one in
dictment returned?" said Mr. McCor
nick, and was informed in the affirma
tive and asked if ho was surprised that
there were not more, but lie did not
5ish to discuss tho work of the jury.
; When asked if A. C. Strong, who was
given a ninety-day furlough about three
months ago, would now return to his
old position, he replied that he did not
With regard to the force of Pinkerton
detectives who . have been at work on
tho case. Mr. McCornick was asked if
their vigilance would . bo discontinued
now that an indictment had been re
turned. He said ho did not know that
it would be necessary to continue tho
work, but that it is a matter for the
board of directors to decide. There
will be a meeting early next month and
and the matter will then be taken up.
Joseph Nelson Was Surprised.
Joseph Nelson, formerly cashier of
the tTtah National bank, and uncle of
tho defendant, was also one of tho party
on the lake, and was asked his views
of the indictment. "I am rather sur
prised," he said. "I did not expect
an indictment, but I will stake my life
on his innocence." Further than this
he did not care to discuss tho matter.
CHICAGO, June 30. Albert Galla
her, for many years in the secret serv
ice of tho United Stales and one of
thoso detailed as tho personal body
guard of the late President McKinley
at the timo of his assassination, died
hero today. It was Gallaher who seized
the wrist of Czolgosz after the fatal
shot was fired and wrenched the weapon
from his hand. Gallaher was mistaken
by tho crowd for the assassin and was
sot upon and beaten, and to this fact,
according to the attending physiciau,
Gallaher 's death was indirectly due.
An nffection of tho liver developed
from injuries which he received at the
NEW YORK. June 30. Newton Ben
nington, onco a wealthy turfman, who
escaped from a sanitarium at Corona,
Long Island, whero he had been a pa
tiout for a year, was found today at
the notol Imperial. Ho will probably
be taken back to tho sanitarium. Ben
nington was identified with tho raco
tracks for ten years, and during four
years of his partnership with Fred Bar
low tho joint stock winnings wero
$500,000. Mr. Bennington has bocn
Buffering from a discaao of tho brain.
MINNEAPOLIS, June 30 Two men
wore killed and three were seriously in
jured this afternoon in tho collapse of
a brick livery stable at Forty-seventh
street, south, which was being torn
down. Tho dead arc: G. W. Hardy, 22
South Eighth street; George Johnson,
Willmar, Minn.
Of the injured, Joel Benson, whoso
skull was fractured, may die. Sovon
others wero slightly hurl.
PRINCETON, Juno 30. Mrs. Frances
Cleveland, widow of former President
Cleveland, loft today for her autnmor
homo at Tamworth, N. II., Avhero she
will remain with her children until Sep
tember. Mrs. Cleveland was accompanied by
two of her children, Esther and Rich
ard u
If the Delaware Man Will Ac-. fltl'
cept. He May Be Bryan's j'K i
Running Mate. fBi
Biggest Fight of the Convention (Bp'
Certain to Come Over Anti- fllv
Injunction Plank. jl X?
DENVER, June 30. Although caudi- 1 Bfflf'i
dates for the nomination for Vice- MlH '
President on the Democratic ticket arc '-IIDl'f
numerous, and despite the fact that.' 'jflH'j
their number is likcl' to be largely in- SBfr f .
crcased before a choice is actually CaRViri
made, it is the general opinion among '
such leaders of the party as are now : 9' '
hero that if George Gray, of Delaware, AlSB
will declare his willingness to accept !K3R
the second place on the ticket, he .can (3f''3li'l
haVo it. Josiah Marvel, of Wilmington. rwfSf
Deb, the manager of the Gray Prcsi- J $K-
deutial campaign, who arrived in Den- 'i
j vcr tonight, will not, however, givo his
consort. lie insists that the Delaware ( I IM.
j man is a candidate for first place, aud '"'' 'H
when it has been settled that he canuot '
I havo first place, it will be ample time 'lj I
to place him in running j'or the ecu- 5 vjU ' 1
ondary position, provided ho cares to ':l 'M n l
take it. Mr. Marvel denies, however, 'l3llt?'
I that Judge Gray will be satisfied with "m '
I ajivthing less than the head of the ty
Mr. Marvol, when informed of the JIM
sentiment regarding Judge Gray as a fwm i
candidato for vice-president, said: rM '
"We don't kuow anything about. ;J
that. It docs not concern ns. Judge". ? '4fm 1 1
Gray is a candidate for president, aiul
ho Is going lo bo nominated. We are jffiw vr
running him for president and for nolh-' 1 Ivm!1
ing else." ' iff
"The people out here," it was bug- 1 JU
gcslcd, "arc running him for vice-presi- m4k 1
dent, and it is gouerally believed thai TS
Mr. Bryan favors him for tho second 'Vll
placo on the ticket." i ' '
Wants tho First Place. I '
"There is not a man in the country . , I M ,
who could be placed at the head ol . m ,;.' i:
tho Democratic ticket." said Mr. Mnv- lum j1
vol, "who would not like to have Judge. -!il '':'?
Gray for a ruuning mat Wo know nll' ;SJ. ,' "
about, that, but wo are not considering 1'' ; i
him in the light of anything but a. M -
candidate for the first place, nor must ' ifflr' '
anybody else so consider hiui. If they : ;i i
do the- are making a great mistake and a j
tbev are wasting their time." 'lK't
When asked how much strength h AiViu
expected his candidate to show on tht 'lr M4'
first bnllot, Mr. Marvel said: "flit
"Ho will get all of Delaware, all o T. W 1 J
Marj-land, a great part of Penusyl- fily'
vania, probably all of New Jersey, and .. uWr
man3" votes from the South. We ara J JM J!
not making anj' specific claims as to y , Ml j,
figures, but this fact must be borne in ? .Jslj
mind.. There arc four hundred uuin- "ilW
structed delegates in that convention. ifili : "
You can draw your own conclusions as I fj jilt . ( J
to' what, that means, but it certainly '"")
means something." ' ' -TaJ''f
Mr. Marvol said that the name of ' 3frv'
Judge Gray will be presented to the ' 4 f ;
convention "by L. I. Handy of Delaware, ; lljl '
seconded by" P. A. O'Boyle, chairman Hi
of the rcecnt state Democratic conven- - 'Slli'r
tion in Pennsylvania. He declared '
there will be several other seconding
spe'eches, but said that he could not to-
night name tho men who will make g "Mi
them. im? '
Frederick B. I-jynch. manager 01 tho Pff-'K'
Johnson boom for the presidency, ia ''!( ' "'
expected to arrive hero tomorrow, aud , SW :
will open headquarters at the Albany
hotel. ' -ii.
Agroeablo t.o Bryan. J J r
It is well known that Mr. Bryan 1 j
would be pleased to have Judge Gray ' ', j & i
for the Vice-Presidential candidate, and y
tho only thing that prevents the latter WO ;
from becoming a leading candidate for ;'3 '? I
that position is tho simplo but all-pow- .(
erful fact that he may not declare him- A 3 P :
self to bo a candidate at all. 4 I .
The Gray Presidential boom was for- F I !
mally launched today and headquarters ' j 5 L
were opened in tho Savoy, hotel. They il a J
were arranged some hours in advance of vj ' S a ' "
the arrival of Mr. Marvel, and during ' .1 lifki
the early part of the afternoon a corps . im'J
of expert bill-stickers were going about ( ffl Jft,"
the hotels puttinir up lithographs of the 'jlMy
Delaware candidate. vlrtlin''
No other pictures have been placed as A (j H -
yot. and the Gray meu secured, the most ? 'm'4'
prominent plnccs in the lobbies of all nHi
tho loading hotels. The headquarters Mfo
were thrown open after tho arrival of llj i
Manager Marvel, but becauso of the . -y' ifaU.
late hour at which he put in an appear- V '7B
anco tho Gray boom was not put into .iffl p
nctivc operation. By tomorrow, how- , . TWtjN
over, it is expected lo be in full swing. ' 'Mil
Johnson Boom Not Big. 'i' 'iW-j
The Johnson headquarters will not bo ;l
opened for several days, and tho dato ,!A M. ;
on which the Bryan banners will bo jjl '
thrown out has not yet been deter- m I M i
mined, but it will be on Saturday or M
Sunday, after the arrival of the No- ( W ;
braska delegation.
It is certain that thcro will bo a Mb Afjf
strong fight in Iho committee on roso- IliifK
lutions. and possibly on tho f'oor.of tho Qi' ixfl
convention itself, over tho anti-ui.iunc- HI if
lion plank. Word has come .indirectly y U? Mfltf
from Lincoln that Mr. Bryan is in favor , tfr '
of a plank of a somewhat radical na- I, fitj.
lure, and it is certain that such men a? ft,
Sullivan, National committeeman from -"" Mw! .
Illinois, and Chninnan Tairuart of tho J-r M '
Nationnl committee, are strontrly op- . jlj mu
nosed to it- Sullivan gfive our. vostcr- i Wii
dav a statomcnf in winch he favori'd mhl
"eoual rights before the law,", and s t,A 'M (
used other expressions ot a similar t 4 Sir'
ciiarnctor. which wero ponslrut'd to il Mhi)
moan that lie v.'an opposnd to n strong il'VaJl,
anti-in.iunction ulank. Sullivan denies nM M2
that ho intendod to convov t.hr- unprrs- , Jj JJj'r,
s'.on that ho plhnnod to. fight tho anti- J j '
ununction planlr. but U is cenerally bo- -m mt
licvod that he is acninst extreme lan- . ;gf 311
"ungp in this part of tho resolutions. TJ mm , '
" It is woll known that betwoon Mr. ,11 Hi
Brj-an and Mr. Sullivan and othor in- if 1 '
Continued on Pago Eleven. ! ".Jill. J,

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