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Sister of Whose Existence
He Had Never Known.
History of the Slain Man
Reveals a Story Which
Rivals Fiction.
Special to The Tribune.
DENVER, April 3. A murder, com
mitted in a squalid miser's hut, nine
teen months ago", io tho hand of destiny
which has brought together a brother
and a sister and ostablished their re
lationship to John Zabransky, aged Bo
hemian, wanderer and recluse.
Today Zabransky 's two children,
Eliska Zabransky and Clifford Zabran-skj-,
are being awarded tho old miser's
known estate, which amounts to $2000.
It took a year for Attorney Carl Loth- j
rop of Denver to traco over a quarter j
of a century of the nomadic life of
Zabransky, who was slain in a shack
at Brighton, Colo., a Denver suburb,
Saturday night, August 17, 1912, by J.
H. Sherley, Jr., who ie now serving a
life sontence in the state penitentiary
at Canon City.
Lothrop, in tracing the career of the
murdered man, has revealed a life of ro
mance, tragedy, joy and sorrow which
rivals the stories of historic recluses
and wandererB.
It was not nntil a few months ago
that Lothrop located the children of
Zabransky. EliBka Zabransky, 16 years
old, is in Garner, la. She was given to
Mr. and Mr3. E. Bonbiachelr of Garner,
when she was years old.
Clifford Zabransky, 15 3'cars old, was
given at birth to Mr. and Mrs. E. Dell
Stcvonson of Farmington, Utah. Clif
ford's mother died as ho was born, and
this, it is claimed, undermined tho
hopes of Zabransky, who from that
timo on becamo a wanderer. The chil
dren 7ievor havo seen or known of each
other and have uevcr known of their
father's tragic fate.
When the daughter grew to the ago
of 3 years, Zabrauskj had been heard
to say that she was f'gettinir too much
like her mother," and that he couldn't
stand to Beo tho resemblance. Then ho
gye tho girl to the Ponbiachoks. sub
stantial farming people of Garner, la,
Ho made it plain to them that the girl
should novor know of her father's or
brother's existence
William Whaley Announces Onango in
Headquarters; Captain W. W.
j Wenner Tenders designation.
Special to The Trlbuno.
BUTTE, Mont., April 3. The offices
of tho internal revenue collector for
tho district of Montana, which com
prises the states of Montana, Utah and
Idaho, will be removed from Salt Lake
City to Helena about May 1. William
Whaloy, internal revenue colloctor for
tho district, mado this announcement
today while on his way from his home
at Townseud to his Salt Lako offices.
Quartors will be arranged in tho assay
building in Helena while an attempt
ik being made to socuro proper quarters
iu the fodoral building.-
Colloctor Whaley has had the aid of
Montana senators and representatives
in hia plan to romovo tho office to Mon
tana. The Wilson voto of Montana in
tho convention and its voto in tho elec
tion resulted in tho transfer. Captain
Wilson W, Wenner, for ton yearn in the
service, has resigned to bo succeeded by
C. M. Howard of Hamilton.
NEW YORK, April 3-Williara
Barnes, chairman of tho Republican
state committee, announced today that
he had brought suit for libel against
William H. Audcrson, superintendent of
tho Antisaloou leugue of tho state of
"STgw "York
1 Mr Barnes demands $5000 damages
for alleged injuries inflicted by the de
fendant in causing the publication of
an open letter addressed to him by An
dorson, with the intention. Barnes
charges, of inducing him by threats to
use W inflnonce in favor of tho op
tional local prohibition bill. This mens,
uro was defeated in the state legislature.
LONDON. Ky.. April 3. Thfl First Na
tional bank of London failed to open Its
doom here today. It Is said that tho or
der suspending the bank's buslneas came
from the comptroller of tli currency at
WASHINGTON, April S--10,!
Bank Examiner Klncncloe nolineaiha
comptroller's ofnee today that Hie first
National bunk of London, Ky.( Hal tm
Impairment of Ub capital and would not
open today. TIiIb was tho comptroller b
only Information on tho subject.
Revolt Against Proceedings
Behind Closed Doors An
nounced After Nomina
tion Is Confirmed.
Debate in Executive Session
Said to Have Been One of
the Bitterest in Years;
Secrecy Impossible.
WASHINGTON, April 3. Nine mom
bers of the senate, headed by Senator
La Polletlo, openly revolted against
proceedings behind closed doors to
night after tho executive session, in
which, the senate, by a vote of 36 to 27,
confirmed tho nomination of Winthrop
M. Daniels of New Jersey to be a mem
ber of tho interstate cominerco commis
sion. Senator La Pollette asserted that he
proposed to defy the rules of the senate
in the future and discuss publicly legis
lation not affecting foreign relations,
and later it TvaB announced that Sena
tors Bristow, Cummins, Clapp, Kenyon,
Norris, Jones and Gronna, Republicans,
and Poindester, Progressive, would
maintain the same attitude.
The revolt created a sensation and
there was much speculation a3 to tho
effect it would havo upon future execu
tive sessions. Tho general opinion was
that there would be no attoinpt to take
action against members who disregarded
tho rule o secrecy.
Three-day Fight.
Confirmation of Commissioner Dan
iels closed a threo-day fight, marked
by one of tho bittcrost debates hoard
at tho capitol in. years. Mr. Daniols's
advocates had the support of President
Wilson's well-known desiro that his ap
pointee and personal friend bo con
firmed without delaj'. Opponents to
tho confirmation based their objection
on tho ground that Mr. Daniels's views
on the valuation of public service prop
erty was unsound. As during tho two
preceding days, senators continued to
insist that Mr. Daniels's ideas, as ex
pressed in tho decision of the Now
Jersey public servico commission, of
which he was chairman, m tho Passaic
gas rate caBe, would make him danger
ous a3 a member of the interstate com
merco commission at a timo when the
commission was fixing a valuation on
railroad property.
Split Patched Up.
Senator Hughes of New Jorsoy, called
back from a congressional fight in his j
state, throw his weight into the fight
in favor of bis constituent today, lie
spoke iu support of Mr. Daniels, and
was joined by Senators Newlauds, chair
man of the interstate commerce com
mittee, Pittman and Williams.
The opposition was nettled bv tho
patching up of tho split in the Demo
cratic ranks over nignt.
They had consented to postponement
of a voto yesterday, when victory ap-
Earcntly was in sight, in ordor to allow
leniocratio senators to talk with the
president about withdrawing Mr. Dan
iels's name after tho nomination had
been recommitted. They denouncod tho
determination of Democratic leaders,
after a visit to the Whito house, to
force a voto on confirmation as little
short of bad faith.
Vote in Detail.
Tho vote resulted at? follows:
For confirmation Brnndegoe, Brvan,
Dillingham, Pall, Gallinger, Goro,
Hughes, James, Johnson, Leo or Mary
land, Lewis, Lippitt, Lodge, McLean,
Martin, Myers, NewlandB, Oliver. Ovor
man, Owon, Page. Perkins, Pitman,
Pomorono, Ilansdell, Shafroth, Sheppard,
Simmons. Smith of Georgia, Smith of
MarylandSwanBon, Tillman, Townsond,
Warren, Weeks and Williams,
Against confirmation Aahursl, Bo
rah Bristow. Burton, Catron, Chamber
lain, Clapp, Crawford. Cummins, Gronna,
Hitchcock, Hollis, Jones, Konyon, La
Follette. Lane, Loa of Tennessee, Nor
ris O 'Gorman, Poindexter, Smith of
Michigan, Smoot, Sterling. Thompson,
Vardanian, Walsh and Works.
Tho sonato voted down a motion to
romovo the plcdgo of secrecy as to the
soaaion and immediately began consid
eration of auothor nomination behind
closed doors.
La Follette's Views.
Discussing tho matter aftor adjourn
ment, Senator La Follotto Bind:
'''I told the sonato that I considorod
it a nnstalce to nave uuusmuiuu. uu
nomination behind closed doors, as I
so recarded tho consideration behind
closed doors of all matters connected
with legislation. I regarded this norm
nation as connected with legislation,
as tho commission construes tho legis
lation wo pass. I eervcid notice that if
thoro was a rule of the senate which
pravontod mo from discussing the mat
ter publicly I nould no longer feel my
self nound to observe it and was rondy
to take tho consequences of my act.
Senator Clapp said that executive
sossions, excopt to consider matters of
(Continued on Pago Three.)
PRIZE winners in the baby contest and the beauty contest for girls under 14 years of age at
the Utah Products show. Top, left to right Donald Johnson, first prize baby; Thelma
Pomroy and Delida Anderson, first and second prize winners in the girls beauty contest. Be
Iow Gladys Oleson and Mena Matthews, second and third prize babies.
Sealing Schooner Southern
Cros Missing in Ice Floes
With 170 Men Aboard.
. ST. JOHNS, N. F., April 3. As the
hours went by tonight without word
from tho sealing schoouor ' Southern
Cross, fear grew that her crew of 170
mon had boon added to tho toll of Tues
day's blizzard, in which tho men of tho
sealer Newfoundland lost their livos.
Tho number of tho Newfoundland's
dead was placed at seventy-so'ven late
today, with tho further possibility that
several of tho 312 who wore rescued
would succumb to tho uHccts of tho
forty-eight hours' exposure. Arrange
ments wcro mado tonight for tho recep
tion of the roseuo ship Bollaveiituro,
which is expected to arrive tomorrow,
bringing most of the dead and many of
the survivors.
In an effort to solve the mystery of
the disappearance ot tho Southern
Cross, tho Newfoundland government
naked the American revenue cutter
Seneca to leave tho ice patrol and
search for tho missing scaler. The
coastal steamer Kyle, which has a wire
less equipment, was fitted out. here tor
a cruise along the southeastern coast,
off which the Southern Cross was Inst
scon on Tuesdiiv morning, a ftnv hours
before tho throe days' blizzard began.
Although the vessels of the so-culled
wooden-walled sealing licet, of which
tho Southern Cross was one, have
bucked icefields with impunity and are
regarded as stanch ships, sail scalers
say that hor cargo of 17,000 seal pelts
would be an active danger during a
storm on account of its iustabiltiy.
WASHINGTON, April 3. Argument
on the application of eastern railroadn
for a 5 per cent increase in freight
rates will begin beforo the interstate
commerce commission April 27. and
briefs in the case must bo on file one
wcelt curlier, April -0.
Chairman Harlan mado tins an
nouncement today, upon the conclusion
of presentation of testimony by tho
railroads in support of their applica
tion, with a formal statement of tho
commission 's desire to oxpodite final
disposition of tho case.
Prizes Are Awarded in Many
Lines; Others Remain for
Today's Contest.
Contest for ladies clothed in suits
'or dresses of TJtah-inacto fabric. Two
Pivo prizes for beat banner or pen
nant mado of labels from Utah
Most inviting menu of Utah prod
ucts. Three prizes.
Best plain cake made from Utah
materials. Three awards.
THOUSANDS of children and thou
sands of parents as well attend
ed tho big home products show
on children.'s. .day yesterday.
Scores of tiny babies, tho best of
Utah''s -b(fst and most famous product,
participated in the ovcr-nttraetivo baby
show to tho confusion oC the judges,
who found it a mighty task to select
from the pretty and henlfhy youngsters
one to be designated a-; a better baby
than all of tho rest. The other con
tests of Ui'i day wurc only slightly loss
interesting than the baby show.
Many of yesterday's visitors to the
Homo Products show came from distant
parts of the state and from other states.
Thoy marveled at tho extent and va
riety of Utah's industries and their
products. Included among the visitors
wore many from Idaho who were among
the best boosters for Utah-made goods.
Thoy declared that Idaho directly bene- j
fitod by the building up of Utuh indus-i
trios. They held that the prosperity of
one section of- the intcrmountain
country directly benefited every section
of tho country.
From the opening of tho show yes
terday until it closed its doors luto last
night thoro wns a stendy stream of visi
tors passing from one booth to an
other. Manufacturers and jobbers who
exhibited at the show wore elated last
night over the unprecedented success of
tho Hhow from every point of view. .U
tho show the manufacturers and who'e
salcrs mot their customers from n very
section of tho west. Tho big exhibi
tion gave them the opportunity to dir
piny their products in an attractive
manner. The result of this happy com
bination io that tho inunufactiirors nud
ioblier.s ari filling their books with or
'ilorn and finding new market? for their
Sturdy Donald Johnson of 536 Last
(Continued on Pago Twenty.)
"No Evidence of Public Of
fense," Says Judge in
Giving Decision..
Special to The Tribune.
LOS ANGELES.' Cal., April 3. C. W.
French, promoter, who wns arrested on a
ch'urRC of liavlnp fflven u worthless draTt
to the Hotel Utah of Salt Lake City in
payment for entertainment for a number
of Los Angeles capitalists, was released
toduy by Judge Crnlg, who, In giving1 his
decision, suld:
I can find no reason for holding
this man In custody. There Is no evi
dence of a public offense having been
committed nnd sufficient facts ure not
stated to conslltuto or even allege u
crime There Is no evidence here that
the draft was over presented to the
peraon on whom It was drawn for
Kemper J. Campbell, attorney for
French, declared that French's arrost was
caused by foreign capitalists who tried
to get him out of thu way.
French bus a damage suit pending In
the federal courts against G. O. Itelf of
Suit Lake, the complaining witness
against him, and several others.
According to County Attorney I. E.
Wtllcy. no word of the action of the Cali
fornia court had reached him up to a late
hour lust night. In the absence of direct
advice on the decision, Mr. Wllley said
that ho could not mako a statement In
reference to future action on the case.
"I am surprlhcd," said G. O. Itelf. man
ager of the Ilolel Utah, when told of the
decision. "Of course, I do not maan to
criticise tho judge In the case, but I do
know that two worthless drafts arc In
Lou Angeles and that this hotel cashed
them In good faith. PosMbly that Ih not
a crime, or po.sf.lbly th complaint did not
cct forth a crime. One thing Is sure,
and that Is. the drafts have not been
WASHINGTON". April 3. After three
hours of hot debate, the house today re
fused to cut the mileage- allowances for
congressmen. All proposals for reducing
the allowances to actual expenses wore
1 voted down, us they havn been for ycarp
previously. Twenty cents a nillo 1 the
prcseni scale.
Tho house later voted to increase tho
compensation of clerks to members of the
house from 51500 to $1S00. Increasing the
total appropriation for this purpose from
$600,000 to $702,000. over protests from
the appropriations committee
Villa Promises Full Report at B
Earliest Possible Moment; Ijj
Juarez Calm After First 'J
Patriotic Outburst. M
Administration at Washington w
Wondering What Effect the B
Rebel Victory Will Have fflj
in Mexico City. ffl
JT7AEEZ, Mexico, April 3. Gen- JH
cral Villa left Torreon this after- Iffl
noon to take charge of ht3 troops at . Iw
San Pedro, where they are reported jjt .
to have brought on an engagement .mi
with the federals who evacuated ;K
Torreon yesterday. This infornia-
tion was given out officially to- 'W,
night and it was added that the nj
rebels were attempting an envelop- Mj
ing movement. It waa cald that JU'
the battlo was continuing tonight. jBl
JUAEEZ, Mexico, April 3. After JNJ
the hyBtorical outbursts which greeted
tho news of tho fall of Torreon last n
night, this city was prctcrnaturally , K
calm today. It was tho cilm and re- Sjjf
I freshing sleep after a i'ovcr, Tor anx- : Bfl
' iety over the issuo of tho campaign , SB
has been little less than a fever for tho . Bj
last week. fll
General Villa, perhaps taking a long- jf '
deferred, siesta himself, added nothing Iu
to hia brief bulletin of last night, ex- fl
cept that ho promised to report all B
availablo details fully tonight. 'Zfl
Greatest iuterest centers in definite Wu
confirmation as to tho number of fed- : fujj
era! prisoners taken by the rebels. In IB
his bulletin last night Villa said tho H
federal losses were 12,000 dead, wounded OH
and prisoners, and it was assumed ho WK
meant that most of these wore prison- IH
era. The reports indicate a rout of tho H
Huortistus ho complete as to be al- jW
moBt unbelievable and details wero tM
oagerly awaited. Hi
Villa's early estimate of his losses is jfljl
500 killed and 1500 wounded. M
Streets Deserted. JJ
The streets today wero almost de- ftj
sorted, and whilo autoruobilists coming H9
from the American Bide wore superfi- MM
cially searched for weapons, tho re- ID
striction which compelled nil to make a H
detour around the home of General Car- Hj
ranza was removed. Tho precaution Wm
was taken by Mayor Padres on the mt
possibility of assault by Borne fanatic , H
on the chief of tho revolution. ' nj
Saloons and dives geairally were ro- H
opened, but during tLe day tbey wero M
deserted. It was prodicted, however, ffiB
that tho populace would bo out in force JJSI
tonight, and there was no disposition Jlfj
to check any desire to celebrato IflKJ
that might ariso. ajlj
Tho news came too lalo last night for jH
n. fitting demonstration then, altnough fgH
for a while the streets wcro thronged, jjlfl
whistles blew, bells rang, guns wr ffia
fired and cvury leader of tho rebel fifjl
cause received his share of "vivas." nil
Play Fast and Furious. 9
The silent gentleman with the dyed Cfl
mustache who spins the marblo at tho Jffi
roulette wheel in the Juarez Monte ttW
Carlo socmed to be the only porson jwB
who was not excited, Whou tho crowd HQ
of players suddenly desorted him upon flM
tho sound of tho bugle call of victory, MM
he gave the marblo another whirl from flHH
sheer force of habit, but none returned, 8J
and he alone of the habitues remainod. KM
He bought himself a hamburger sand- fjjg
wich in tho roar of tho hall, and when gffl
ho wont to pay lor it found that both KM
the cashier and tho cook had deserted flfff
with tho rost. In an hour, however, MB
play was inoro fast and furious than jlffl
ever, for holders of constitutionalist HH
niouoy suddenly realized that their cur- jHj
risncv hud suddenly increased in value, WM
and "thoy wero somewhat richer than mm
before, while, ordinary saloons ami
dives wore idosod, tho Gato Negro res-
tauruut, with its cabaret, remained KMfl
opou and this wus mado tho center on flul
bacchanalian demonstration, but not WH
without inimical disorder. It may bo flH
explained that Gato Negro means (HI
"Black Cat." WM
Gathered in Knots. ffl
More sobor citizens gathered in knots flU
in the street both hore, and in tho Mex- mm
lean strip of El Paso, on tho north M
bank of tho Rio Grande, uutl talked tho H9
mat er over. Thoy wore to bo observed W
in front of tno haloou ki.own na tho yH
"Friend of the Poor." tho "Grocory gS
of Good Faith,' and other lowlv garb- H
e.'lng placos with elaborate bpnnish KB
'"Tho "demonstration of soldiers of the j
garrison' last night, who used their t'i- ill jj
ru until FjI Pasouns, aroused front 1
their slumbers, thought another attndc I jj
being made on Juarez, caused a Jj I
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