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From 80 O to 100 People Find Watery WateryGrave WateryGrave
Grave Near Atlantic City Cityi CityNew
i New Jersey Jerseyr JerseyRoyatJrtiliery JerseyRoyal
Royal RoyatJrtiliery ° Artillery Band Among the Victirlls0ne of th the Rails RailsWas RailsWas
Was Out 0 f Plumb
Atlantic City N J Oct 28A rail railroad railroad
road ac accident Ident that was even worse than thanthe thanthe
the Meadow wreck of July 30 1896 sent sentabout sentabout
about eighty people to sudden death this thisafternoon thisafternoon
afternoon catchIng them like rats in a atrap atrap
trap The cars of the 130 p m electric electrictrain electrictrain
train or the Vest Jersey S Seashore rail r1flroad railroad
road line due here at 230 jumped tire tiretrack thetrack
track on the trestle br bridge dge over the theuPlhoroughfarc theThoroughfare
Thoroughfare and before anyone any one could couldct couldget
get ct out they were hurled to a watery waterySla
4 Sla grave graveThe ve veThe
The trestle is about fifteen feet above abovelite abovethe
the water and the drop to the water re reulred rewired
wired several seconds givingtime giving time for forthe forthe
the passengers to see and calculate their theirfate theirfate
No Chance of Rescue RescueThe RescueThe
The entire city was thrown into a state stateof stateof
of excitement as the news reached town townabout townabout
about halfpast 2 a few minutes after it ithappened ithappened
happened Full Fully 5000 people crowded the themeadows themeadows
meadows and the trestle many relatives relativesd1d relativesand
and frIends crying out In despair asking askingfor askingfor
for loved ones Chief of Police Maxwell Maxwellhad Maxwellhad
had a cordon of police swung around the thecicatll thedeath
death circle and Chief Black of the fire firedepartment firedepartment
department called out his men and made madethem madethem
them pOlice temporarily Several bodies bodiesnere bodieszcere
nere recovered up to 7 oclock tonight tonightand tonightand
and the wrecking train is now at work worktr
d tr trying inS to hOIst the submerged cars from fromthe fromthe
the water where fully seventy dead bod bodIes bodies
Ies must be entombed entombedRail entombedRail
Rail Turned In InIhe InThe
The accident was due to a rail turn turniug turnlug
lug In It appears that the rail which whichwas whichwas
was an outside ono on the right hand handsIde handside
sIde corning down must have been out outof
or plumb about an ei eighth hth of an inch inchrile inchThe I
rile sharp flange of the electric caught caughtthis I Itl1is
this and twisted It inward Had it spread spreadInsteadff spreadInstead
Insteadff Instead of twIsting inward the accIdent accIdenttI accidentBever
This twist twistthrew twistthrew
tI Bever ver would have happened
threw the first car off the track and into intothe intothe
the water The result was that the sec secnd seccud
cud < nd and third cars were dragged wIth wIthit
it and while the third car was descend descending descending
ing the rear portion struck a piece of ofthe ofthe
the abutment hung there for a short shortme shorttime
time me and then slid into the water waterEscaped waterEscaped
Escaped From Third Car CarBut CarBut
But this brief stop saved several lives livcsA livesA
A number of men and women leaped out outuf outof
uf wIndows and the rear door either into intothe intothe
the water or caught hold of a lOst and ancIwCIorosQucd andtiweie
wCIorosQucd tiweie rescued It was stated tbat tbaLiully tbaLiullyeighty f ly lyeighty
eighty to one hundred passengcra ripe ripetiteard f ftdilurd
tdilurd mostly all crowded into the first firstlOd firstand
and second cars These were engulfed engulfedmong engulfedmong
mong the passengers were twent twenty mem members members
bers of the Royal Art Artillery lUery band who whowere whowere
were on their way here from Philadel PhiladelpUa PhiladelpLia
pUa Ono or two bodies of the band were wercrecoerc wererecovered
recoerc recovered early in the aftcrnon aftcrnonPartial afternonPartial
Partial List of Dead Deadnltcr Deada
a Walter nltcr Scott of Atlantic City motor motorman motorL
L man manFlan1i manFianlt
Flan1i Dc Saceseno bandm bandmsn n of Ro Royal Royalartillery al alAJtlI1er
artillery AJtlI1er band bandJ
J P Dempsey and wife Cam Camden CamdenFrank ell elllirank
Frank Monroe and wIfe Camden Camdcn1Ie CamdenFive
Five bodies thus far recovered not iden identified identified
tified tifiedVincente tifiedVincente
Vincente DOllneIi member Ro Royal al Ar ArtllIer Artillery
tllIer tillery band bandPasquelle bandPasquelle
Pasquelle lluzelIe Philadelphia PhiladclphiaP
P Anguroso band man manInjured manInjured
Injured InjuredIL
IL B Joseph Camden CamdenJuhn CamdenJulin
Juhn Fortunato real estate man Phil Phila PliiladGlphia
a adGlphia adGlphiaJoseph lphia lphiaJoseph
Joseph Deilio manager of the Royal RoyalAUmery RoyalArtillery
Artillery band rievcrely injured about the thehead thehead
head and ribs ribsOrest ribse
e Orest Roy Maliio lla1i lo PhiladelphIa PhiladelphIaJohn
John Dougherty Philadelphia severely severelyInjured severelyInjured
Injured He broke his way throu through h a awmdow awindow
window and escaped after being in the therater
rater raterAndrew 1 tlr tlrAndrew
Andrew D Taylor electrician Camden Camdeninjurd Camdeninjured
injured severely severelyGeorge scvirelyGeorge
George McGee IcG l 2510 North 1hirtyflrsl Thirtyfirststreet 1hirtyflrslstreet
street PhlladoIPhia PhlladoIPhiaJolin 1 1John
John Tay faJor jor Camden vas among those thosewho thosewho
who went overboard with the cars but butlw butlie
lw lckCd l himself loose and e escaped caped from froma
a window and swam to the piling of the thetrldge thel
l ridge where he held fast and was res rescued rescued
cued cuedw I IT
w T H Stuart Venona N JFred J JFred
Fred DeccrJ Philadelphia PhiladelphiaJosept PhiladelphiaJosept
Josept Deblpo manager Royal Artillery Artilleryband Artilleryband
band Philadelphia PhiladelphiaAngelo PhiladelphiaAngelo
Angelo lianzeln Philadelphia PhiladelphiaAndrew PhiladelphiaAndrew
Andrew Taylor Camden CamdenIda > n nIdaDobal
IdaDobal Ida Dogal Florence N J JBdward JEdward
Edward Morgan Scranton Pa PaH PaIE
H B Joseph Camden CamdenGeorge CamdenGeorge
George McGee Phil Philadelphia PhiladelphiaOf < tdelphia tdelphiaOf
Of this list It Is believed mostof TTlost orcthcn orcthcnwlll them themwill
wlll die Thearo They are suffering suft rlng from bruised bruistllrmbs bruisedTrmbs
lrmbs and other serious injuries
Work of Rescue Rescuea RescueCharles
Charl Charles s I Hessler e ler a merchant was the theirnt thefirst
first to reaCh the scene of the wreck wreckHe wrecklie
He sec secured red nn ax jumped on top of the thesubmerged thesubmerged
submerged car and began to chop through throughto
to liberate the imprisoned d pass passengers passengersThatask ngers ngersThetask
Thetask was a difficult on one and he was wasun wasunable
un unable ble to rescue man many H l managed to tobet toget
bet Borne women out ouLT outT
T c Smith of Newfield and A R Kell Kellof Kelly Kellyof
of Jeffersonvllle N Y who were pas passergers passergers
p sergers on the train got off at Pleas Pleasvntvllle
vntvllle for no other reason than that thatsomething thatsomething
something told them to change theIr theIrminds theirminds
minds about doming to Atlantic CityAbout City CityAbout
About fifteen people got off at Pleas Pleasartvme Pleasantvllle
artvme they said and nearl nearly as many manymore manymore
more got aboard The They said fully 100 pas passengers passengers
sengers were on the traina great many manyomen manyv
v omen omenJohn omenJohn
John Eades of this city was on the train I
J and escaped by crawling through a wIn wIndow window I
dow of the rear car and swimming ashore ashoreThe ashoreThe
The man who attends tl1 the > bridge declared de declared
clared that the bridge had been opened openedabout openedabout
about thlrt thirty mInutes before the traIn traInecme traincome
come long A yacht cht passed through He Hesahl Hesaid
said that he saw that the brIdge was wasproperl wasproperly
properly closed and that the tracks were wereinspected
k inspected Hc cannot explain why the therails
J rails tUrned as th they y did didDying didDying
Dying at Hospital HospitalA
A man dying at Uw hospital is named
Vincenti Vincent residence unknown with arac a frac
tuned a sigill sigillOreste QJIl QJIlOrEste
OrEste Roy Mcatielle supposed to 10 a arsldnt aresident
resident of Atlantic City Is also at the
hospital badly Injured InjuredCoroner injuredCoroner
Coroner GaildIl personally hurried to
th the scene and made a minute jnv investiga investigation 3tira
don ot the twisted track and will sumno sum summol
mol a ju jury tomorrow to hold an inquest inquestPros inquestPros
Pros cutor Abbott was also 011 the bound boundtn ound oundto
tn search for any crIminal J1 negligence on ontho onthe
the part of the railroad com company pan panOne
One of the rescuers at work 011 the thetop thetop
top oC R sUbmerged cur discovered a w wmans wmans
mans jewel jeweled > d hand sticking through Ue UeS teroof
S roof ven ventilator tilator He worked heroically to toi
i 1 get et hfr body und final finally succeeded n
drawing it through It has not yet et beenidentified been beenidenUfl
identified identifiedJ d dJ
J S Deford a railroad man saw a man mancUnging manclinging
clinging to the trestle crying for 1110 lraaJ
J a
and pulled him up The man was cut and andbruised andbruised
bruised and declined to give his name 11amel nameThe
The l e wrecking train will work all night nighttrymg nighttrying
trying to hoist the submerged cars carsVhen carsWhen
When the rear car caught on the abut abutment abutment
ment or the bridge there wa was a frantic franticrush franticrush
rush of passengers for the rear door doorProbabh doorProbably
out and andand andand
Probably a score or more got
and as the ear plunged into the water waterothers waterothers
others leaDed into the water The last lastcar lastcar
car that tent ent over fell upon the others othersand othersand
and slowly slid off Into the water The Themoments Themoments
moments delay however gave several scveralpassengers severalpassengers
passengers an opportunity to leaD into intothe intothe
the water before the car finally sub suhmergeq submerged
Trainmen Were Heroes HeroesMotormnn HeroesMotorman i
Motorman Scott stuck to his post and andwent
went down with hIs train Conductor ConductorCurtis ConductorCurtis I
Curtis also perished perishedThe perishedThe
The third trainman Brakeman Wood Woodproved Vodproved
proved himself a hero Vhcn the train trainleft trainleft
left the rails he ran to the rear door of ofthe ofthe
the last car threw It wide open and held heldIt heldit
It for the passengers to escape He held heldthe heldthe
the door open until the car slid off the thebridge thebridge
bridge and went down into the water waterwith waterwith
with it He then swam ashore His ac action action
tion In holding the door open saved many manyIhes manylives
lives IhesWhcn When the third car dropped < l into the thewater thewater
water Henry Roemer was in the act oC oCcrawling ofcrawling
crawling from a window Freeing him llimself himself
self with an effort and bein being a strong strongswimmer strongswimmer
swimmer he set about to helD others oUiersSwimming othersSwimming
Swimming alongside thc of the fast sink sinkIng sinking
Ing car he kicked out the glass and thus thusgave thusgave
gave several passengers an opportunity to toescape toescape
escape One man was caught In a wIn wIndow window
dow and drowned before he could ex extricate extricate
tricate himself himselfMany himselfMany
Many Witnessed Accident AccidentThe
The accident was witnessed b3 man manpeople many manypeople
people and r rescue > Scue work was prompt ptomptStrong promptStrong
Strong swImmers endeavored to dive to tothe tothe
the submerged cars in search of bodies bodiesbut bodiesbut
but so strong was the tide that they were wereforced wereforced
forced to desist Professional divers were werethen werethen
then secured who donned their armor armorand armorand
and went down But even they were un unable unable
able to do anything against the tide that thatswirled thatswirled
swirled around the sunken coaches coachesAn
An Italian Marco Bon was rescued rescuedfrom rescuedfrom
from the third car but died from his 111 111iurles injuries
juries iurlesBoaiS juriesBoats
Boats soon swarmed about the spot spotwhere spotwhere
where the cars went down the location locationof
of the cars being marked by the tops of ofthelr oftheir
their trolleypoleS trolley poles Although the carsg1i carsg1ipower cars v t tpower
power from 3 third rail they also carried carriedtroll carriedtrolley
troll trolley poles to take power from above it itnecessary irnecessary
necessary necessaryAs
As quickly as a body was was brought up or orCloated orfloated
floated to the surface it was removed to tothe tothe
the city morgue morgueA
A Camden physician whose name is not notknown notknown
known together with his wife was in inthe inthe
the first car and both are believed to be beam beamong
the bodies have havcnot havenot
am among ng the dead although
not been recovered recoveredDarkness recoveredDarkness
Darkness Came Too Soon SoonAlthough SoonAlthough
Although the work o of rescue was b begun begunimmediately gun gunimmediately
immediately the rccoe recovery of the dead was wasretarded wasretarded
retarded b by lack of facilities and thequick the theqUIck
qUIck approach of darkness darkness1t
1t is believed that the cars will only be bepartly bepartly
partly submerged at low tide Hundreds Hundredsof
of anxious relatives and friends are pour pouring pouring
ing into Atlantic Cit City searching for miss missing misslug
lug oncs oncsDetails
Details ones onesDetails as to just how the accident oc occurred ocBurred
Burred are vague vague A complete drcum drcumlanllal circumtantial
lanllal stor story cannot be obtained from fromanv fromany
any of the pa3sengers passengers as yet Two causes eausesh causeshave
h have ie been assigned One is that the rails raUsplEad railsspread
plEad and the other that the rails were wercno werenot
no not properly locked when the drawbridge drawbridgewas
was closed after a pleasure yacht acht had hadpasse hadpassed
passe passed through throughThe
The man who may best bc able to t o owhat tell tellwhat
what caused th the accIdent is Daniel B BStewart BStewart
Stewart the bridge tender He is in no nocondition nocondition
condition to talk tonight however The Thehorror Thehorror
horror of the affair has temporarily be bereft bereft
reft him of his reason He is 63 6 yddrs yddrsof y < rs rsof
of age and was the only person whoJVit whoJVitnessed who svit svittrain
nessed the plunge of the thehuman train with its itshuman
human cargo from a close point of van vantage vantage
tage The scenes which followed cause causehim caused causedhim
him to Jose his reason reasonCars reasonCars
Cars Were Filled FilledYhen FilledWhen
When ih the train p ptillecl I1e < 1 out ut of Camden CaIhtIcnit
it was comfortablY filled women andchildren and andchildren
children beIng in the majority They oc occupied occupier
cupied th the two forward cars carsAt carsAt
At NewfielJ Junction a few mil miles s from fromhere fromhere
here about twenty passengers were taken takenI
I aboard The conductor does not appear appearto
to bc certain as to the Exact number of ofpeople ofpeople
people on thc train He had eightyeight eightyeighttickets eightyeighttickets
tickets in his possession when he was wasl wasrli
rli l T citigltt gl1J to this thiscitybut cit but thinks several sevcralere severalwere
were ere lost It Is hiS hisopinton oplnlon that there therewere therewere
were 110 to 130 1 0 passengers on the train trainThis trainTltis
This however seems too high an csti
Not a single passenger in the rear car carwas carwas
was killed and not one of them got away awayuninjured awayuninjured
uninjured As soon as the fIrst coach coachwas coachwas
precipitated into the water t there thereWere ere ereve
was ve Were screan1S of men Womenalldchll Womenalldchlldrer Women and chil children
drer Caught like so many rats in a atrap atrap
trap they were thrown In heaps and andthe andthe
the little chance these might have had hadto hadto
to escape was cut off by the wild scram scrambb scrambl
bb bl which ensued It Is doubtful If more moreUlan morethan
Ulan half a dozen persons escaped from fromthese fromthese
these two coa coaches coachesSaved l1es l1esSaved
Saved a Little Child ChildOne ChildOne
One instance of an heroic and almost almostmiraculous almostmiraculous
miraculous escape from the first coach coachIr
Ir the case of David Enley of Camden Camdenwho
who 110 reached Atlantic City sufferIng from fromlrt frontbruises
lrt bruises lses about the face and body carry carrylug
In lug In his lacerated arms 8earold Helen HelenGilbert
Gilbert also of Camden CamdenAt
At the first intimation of danger Enlc Enlcle Enley Enleyleaped
le leaped ped to the platform taking thc child childwith childwith
with him A5 A the coach plunged down downard downward
ward ard he sprang Into the water and suecec sue sueC4ded
C4ded cec ded In swimming ashore with the lit IIttIc little
tIc one onclhe oneThe
The living devoted their time to the res rescue rescue
cue of those who were imperiled In th thIDst thlast
last coach Most of the passengers in inthIs inthis
thIs coach were able to help themselves themselvesand I Ian
an and with the arrival of assistance from fromthe j jt
t the he city th they y were removed to hospitals hospitalsPerched hospitalsPerched
Perched on the roof of the last car the ther therescuers
Curtis almost almostcrazed almostcrazed
r rescuers < cuer8 found Conductor
crazed with horror and fright He was wasbiee wasbleeding
biee bleeding lng from several but ut on the hea hea3nd head headand
and was otherwise injured injuredVhen injuredWhen
When asked hoW the accident happened happenedh
h < only reply was wasGood wasGood
Good God what Is It ItWhen itNhen
When finally Induced to talk he could coul1Ve couldGlve
Glve 1Ve 110 clear story storyOFFICIAL storyOFFICIAL
Company Claims No More Than 57 57Lives 57Lives
Lives W Were re Lost LostPllIlar1elphla LostPhllarlelphia
PllIlar1elphla Oct 2At 10m oclock oclocktonight Oclocktonight
tonight the Pennsylvania railway gave gaveContinued gaveContinued
Continued on Page 2r 2
The Deseret News Trying to Help SIDoot in the Present PresentCampaign PresentCampaign
Campaign Says No = Senator Smoot at atWashington atWashington
Washington Trying to Help Himself HimselfBoastfully i iBoastfully
Boastfully Swore Yes YesOn
> On 011 Saturday afternoon the Deseret D seret News the official organ org n of the Mormon church churchin hurchJ hurchJIll
in Ill sleadlng l editorial under tf the e caption liThe Tragedy of Falsehood denied the eXistence eXistenceof
of a Smoot machine Among other things the News said saidI saidIn
In I n certain quarters for instance it has become the established custom to cry outagainst out outagainst
against the Smoot machine Now a political machine in the co commonly 111m only ac accepted accepted
cepted term is a bad contrivance and should be put out of commission There is no dif difference difference
ference of opinion as to that T m There is no such thing as s a Smoot machineTestifying machine machineJJTestifying
Testifying under oath before the senate committee on privileges and elections Sen Senator Senator =
ator SI1100tJ after stating that he had gotten permission from the first presidency to run for forthe forthe
the senate proceeded Pages 187 and 188 Volume 111 Proceedings in the SI1100t caseImmediately case caselillmediately
Immediately I HAD MY POLITICAL FRIENDS FORM AN ORGANIZATION and we went wentinto wentinto
into every precinct in our state and we formed a regular organization of all those precincts precinctsand
and they worked from the primaries to the convention conventionAfter conventionAfter
After a few other questions on different subjects by his counsel Ar Worthington WorthingtonSenator I
Senator Smoot then on direct examination Was asked IYou I IYou
You were telling us that after this conversation with th the presidency you organized organizedyour I Iyour
your forces forcesSenator r rSenator
Senator Sll1ootAnd we wewentto went to work as I stated before and the prinl primaries ries were wereheld wereheld
held the county conventions were held and our state convention was held We saw wherever wher wherever
ever we could that candidates candidatesforthe for the I legislature were nominated nominated at those conventions who whowere whowere
COULD MAKE IT The work was done in that way I IMr
Mr WorthingtonWhat was it an organization of Was it the organization of yourparty your yourpaliy
party or the organization of your church churchSenator churchSenator
Senator SmootThe Smoot The organization of the Republican partyflr party
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I Senator Smoot Will Speak at the Theatre
Cha ha tan of o Cam Campaign paign ComState Com Committee
mittee Asked toceipis to State Re Receipts
ceipts and Expenses ExpensesVasI1Ington ExpensesWashington
Washington Oct 28Perly Belmont of ofNew ofNew
New York executlv executive chairman of the thepublicity thepublicity
publicity bill committee has mailed to toTames toJames
Tames S Sherman an and James M Griggs Griggsc1mirmen Griggachairmen
chairmen respectively of the Repub1 Repub111can Republican
11can and Democratic congregslonal congle slonal cam campalgn campaign
palgn committees committ cs a letter suggesting suggestingthat suggestingthat
that within a reasonable time after the thecoming thecoming
coming elections the two committees commIttesmake committeesmake
make public a statement of their receipts receiptsand receiptsand
and expenditures during the present cam campaign campaign
paign paignThe paignThe
The text of the lett letter r whIch was made madepUblic madepublic
pUblic today follows followsThere ollQwsThere
There was manifested at the last session ses session
sion of congress a prevailing opinion upon UpOllboth uponboth
both sides ot the house as well as on both bothsides bothsides
sides of the senatE chamber in favor of ofthe ofthe
the prInciple of publicity In regard to tocampaign tocampaign
campaign funds although the proposl proposed proposedpublicity > cl clpublicity
publicity bill did not reach final actIon actIonBellevlng actionBelieving
Believing that you approve such a law lawthe lawthe
the executive committee of the national nationnlpubllcIty nationalpublicity
publicity Jaw organIzation which includes includesin
in Its memb membership > r hip governors or Demo Democratic Democratic
cratic and Republican states preSidents preSidentsof
of aU our great universities representa representatives representatives
tives of organIzed labor and members of ofthe ofthe
the Republican and Democratic national nationalcommittees nationalcommittees
committees has authorIzed me to ad address address
dress you and suggest that a reasona reasonable reasonabledate le ledate
date after thc pendIng congressional e1et elections e1ettions
tions you ou make public > UbHC the receipts and andeXpendItures andexpenditures
eXpendItures of your our committee committeeI
1 am also requested to call your at attention attention
tention to the tact that there are pub
London Oct 2SSir George Henr HenrLeeds Henry HenryLeeds
Leeds acting as solicitor for the Duke Dukeand Dukeand
and Duchess of Marlborough says he Is Isauthorized isauthorized
authorized to s Sate te that no deed of separation sep separatlon
aratlon between the duke and the duch duchess duchess
ess has been signed and that the chil children children
dren of the couple are not notin in the custody custodyof
of the duchess but are with their f father fatherat ther therat
at Blenheim castle castleThe castleThe
The text of the solicitors statement 13 13as asas
as follows followsThe follOWsThe
The Duke of Marlborough and members mem members
bers of the famIly including the Marquis Marquisof
of Blanford and Lord Iver Spencer Spencerhurchlll SpencerChurchill
hurchlll th the dukes sons are at the res residence residence
idence at Blenheim The report that a aeEd adeed
deed eEd of separation already sas been bClnslned beensigned
signed Is untrue untrueLAND untrueD
PreHistoric PreHistoricL PreHistoricRuins Ruins of Utah Recom Recommerrded Recommended
mended for Preservation PreservationVashington PreservationWashington
Washington Oct 25The The annual report reportof
of the commissIoner of thc general land landfflce landoffice
office which was made public today todayshows todayshows
shows that the total receipts rEceipts for the yearended year yearended
ended June 30 were 7585524 an increase increaseoyer increaseover
over the preceding year car of 5G 5677l2 712 The Thetotjt Thetot
totjt tot i area of the land disposed of was was94311Si as asJ931187
J931187 acresan acres an increase oC o f 2374505 2374505aeres 2374 5t5 5t5aei
aeres aei es All of the recommendations made madeby madeby
by Commissioner TIichards in his rep report reportof rt rtof
of a year ago are renewed exce extent t in in instances Instances
stances where congress already has ta1 taken takenthe < en enthe
the action requested Under a bill passed passedhy passedby
hy the last session of congress the land landoffice landoffice
office has under > r consideration the estab establtshment establishment
ltshment or various parks to protect th thprehistoric the theprehistoric
prehistoric ruins of Arizona New Mex Mexico Mexico
ico Colora Colorado oand and Utah WhICh recently recentlywere
were made the subject of a report by byProfessor
Professor Edgar L Hewitt HewittIIcity Hewittlicity
IIcity laws existing in a number o of states statesand statesand
and that your our voluntary a action Uon upon thesuggestion the thesuggestion
suggestion of our organization would be bea bea
a most Important aid in rendering such suchlaws suchlaws
laws effective and in sc securing uring the pub publications publications
lications of campaign contributions an anexpcndltures and andexpenditures
expenditures expendituresi
Foundation FoundationMORMON to Be Laid in Idaho Idahofor Idahofo
fo for r Contest in United UnitedStates UnitedStates
States Conoress ConoressSpccial Co nnTess nnTessSpecial
Special to The Herald HeraldBoise HeraldBoise
Boise Oct 2S1he following authorized authorizedilatement authorizedstatement
statement was given out toda today by Secretary Sec Secretary
retary Arney of the Democratic state statecentral statecentral
central committee committeehThe committeeThe
hThe The Mormons of Idaho will be chal
l knged nged HS to their constitutional right
to vote in Idaho Hon Charles H Jack Jackson Jackson
son will leave today for the southern part partoi partoi
oi oi the state to take charge of the organi organization organization
zation of the work leading up to these theseconstitutional theseconstitutional
constitutional challenges challengesThe
The state committee takes the view viewof viewof
of the sItuation that under the sworn sworntestimony sworntestimony
testimony of thc leaders of the church churchgiv churchgiven
given giv n in the Smoot case no Mormon can canvote canvote
vote under the provisions of the Idaho Idahostate Idahostate
state constitution The cOJ11mitt committees es view viewof viewof
of the situation has been augmented late
ly b by the positive statements made in invarIous invarious
varIous campaign arguments by Senator
Heyburn in which he has contended vlg vlgorousl vigorously
orousl orously that the constitution was an ef effectuai effectual
fectuai bar wIthout the enactment oC oCstatutt ofstatute
statute > to anyone v voting tlngwho who teaches teachespOlygamy teachespolygamy
pOlygamy plural or c celestial lcstal marrIage marrIageor
or who placed thc ecclesiastIcal above the thecIvIl thecivil
cIvIl law lawThe lawThe
The challenges now to be made will lay
the foundation for a eon contest test in the con congrEss congress
grEss of the United States as to the rIght rIghtot
ot Mormons to exercise the electrive fran franchise franchise
chise under the provIsions of the Idaho Idahoslate Idahostate
slate constitution as provided in Section
3 of Article 6 61Ir e eMr
1Ir Jackson left on the afternoon traIn traInt trainta
ta t see about the work of organizing for forthis forthis
this challenging ot Democratic voters votersF
Industrial IndustrialIN and an Mining Possi Possibilities Possibilities
bilities of Bullfrog Region in inSouthern inSouthern
Southern Nevada
Thriving Mining Communities Spring Into Existence ExistenceUpon
Upon Advent of o f th the e Salt Lake Route RouteAnother
1 1Another
Another door of opportunity for Salt Lake has been opened by Sena Senator Senator
tor W A Clark by the construction of the Las Vegas Tonopah rail railroad railroad
road into the Bullfrog district in Nevada NevadaThe NevadaThe
The eyes of the Salt Lakers who went to Beatty on the f excursion excursionlast xcursionlast
last week to help celebrate the completion of the railroad to that place placewere placewere
were opened to its possibilities The Utah men were agreeably sur surprised surprised
prised Those who attempted to sell goods oods succeeded in the face of Los LosAngeles LosAngeles
Angeles competition All who went were convinced that here is a region re region
gion about to enter on a period of tremendous development that the thetrade thetrade
trade will be enormous and that Sa Salt It Lake can secure the cream by go going going
ing after it properly properlyIt
It is true that Los Angeles is over 100 miles nearer by rail and con consequently consequently
sequently has a slight advantage under the new interstate commerce commercelaw commercelaw
law in freight rates But Salt Lake has many other advantages which whtchmore whichmore
more than offset the other otherWhile otherWhile
While the low grade ores will be milled on the ground all ship shipping shippingores ing ingores
ores will come to the Salt Lake smelter for treatment The checks i in inpayment n npayment
payment will be on local banks The money will be here and can be bekept bekept
kept here to a large extent if the local business men men pursue the right rightcourse rightcourse
course courseThis courseThis
This course in brief is to cultivate close relations with the people peopleof
of the Bullfrog and nearby districts and to treat them right rightA
A strong feeling exists in the camps against Los Angeles and in fa favor favor
vor of f Salt Lake The people there s say tos Cos Angeles men feel that every everydoll everydollar
doll dollar r invested from that t city in in mfoilg m niig is so much money taken out of ofLos ofLos
Los Angeles real estate On the other hand Salt Lake is the great min mining mining
ing center of the west and residents of this city have been conspicuous conspicuousin
in the development of the Bullfrog district The holdings of Salt SaltLakers SaltLakers
Lakers in mines of this region runs into the millions of dollars There is isnaturally isnaturally
naturally a close bond between the mining camps and Salt Lake They Theyunderstand Theyunderstand
understand each other and their interests are linkedFurthermore linked linkedFurthermore
Furthermore the Los Angeles jobbers have not given the mining miningcamps miningcamps
camps much consideration Not on only Iy hav prices been kept high but butshipments butshipments
shipments have been delayed and poor service given generally It was wasexpected wasexpected
expected that Salt Lake mining machinery and supply houses might do dobusines dobusiness
business In the Bullfrog district but the men who left on that excursion excursionald excursionand
and local loc jo jobber e ganeraI1y enerallysupposed supposed Los Angeles would e etvpracticali ractiCdlly ractiCdllyall Y Yall
all the rest of the trade The fact that Salt Lake men who took that thattrip thattrip
trip sold flour lumber potatoes furniture hardware and other com commodities commodities
modities by the carload under the very noses of Los Angeles competitors competitorson
on the ground gives an idea of the possibilities possibilitiesBy
By putting tr traveling veling men in the field giving fair prices and prompt promptservicethe promptservicethe
servicethe l Iastnamed s I1 ped above allSalt Lake manufacturers and job jobbers Jobbers
bers can prorn tl secure a big bi g trade which will grow rapidly and willentrench will willentrench
entrench promplcure them t 1so so that the keenest competition in the future will willfind willfind
find it difficulit difficult Impossible r to dislodge them This is the conclusion conclusionreached conclusionreached
reached by every > man from Salt Lake who went to Beatty and Rhyo Rhyolite
lite last week weekThe weekThe
The revelations as to trade possibilities were the most important re results results
sults of the excursion of last week There were many picturesque and andother andother
other interesting features however which are related herewith
A journey into the land of romance romancethis romancethis
this was what the Salt Lakers tool toolwho tookwho
who made the trip last week to the theBullfrog theBullfrog
Bullfrog district to help celebrate the thecompletion thecompletion
completion to Beatty of the Las Vegas VegasTono VegasTonopah
Tono Tonopah > ah railroad railroadA
A blending of the heroic the marvelous marve marvelous
lous and the mysterious is the dic dictionary dictionary
tionary definition pf uromanee romance There Therein
in western Nevada and the borderland borderlandof
of California is the land where the thearid thearid
arid Amargosa desert spotted thIckly thicklywith
with sagebrush greasewood and cacti lactistretches cactistretches
stretches for mIles desolate and er erbidding
bidding The parched peaks of the Fun Funeral Funeral
eral rangeruddy brown violet or purple pur purple
ple in the varying lights of the un unchecked unchecked
checked sunfrown down upo llpol1 It from fromthe fromthe
the westward Beyond the weirdly weirdlynamed weirdlynamed
named mountains is the ghastly Death Deathvalle Deathvalley
valle valley with its broad alhllline and sal salty salty
ty waterless waste below the level of ofthe ofthe
the seasurrounded by marvelous marvelusstorehouses marvelousstorehouses
storehouses of trea treasure ure Through the theAmargosa theAmargosa
Amargosa desert breathing green into intothe intothe
the vegetation along its banks winds windsthe inds indsthe
the Amargosa river At its source it itI jtbursts
bursts from the earth as s a spring It Itripples Itripples
I ripples along above ground for milesaffording miles
affording the occasIonal prospector prospeetorwith prospectori
with his heavily packed burros a achance
chance to quench their thirst Then It Itdisappears Itdisappears
disappears silently into the mysterious mysteriousdepths mysteriousdepths
depths of the earth onl to reappear reappearlater reappearlater
later laterRortderful
laterYol1derful Yol1derful and alluring mirages miragesshowing miragesshowing
showing lakes and rivers and treps trepsrise rrensrise
rise from the desert or hang about th thbase the thebase < >
base of the mountains Marvelous and andmysterious andmysterious
mysterious surely thIs is the land landof landof
of romance full of the terrors of thirst thirstand thirstand
and starvation to those who wanner wannerover wanu r rover
over it t
Mountains Stored With Gold GoldBut
But this is only the beginning The Themountains Themountains
mountains which look aciOSS across to the theFuneral theFuneral
Funeral and Grapevine ran ranges cs from theeast the
east side of the Amargosa desert esert re refulI refull I
full of gold Were Tte it not for this fact factthey factthey
they mIght stilt be looking down on a amanless amanless
manless wasteman wastemanless less save for the thestraggling thestraggling
straggling Indians or two or three des desert desert
ert ranchers who live almost like Hkeburros likeburros
burros and who are found h here re ant anythere antthere
there In America in the midst of arId arIddesolation ariddesolation i
desolation The search for gold made madethe madethe
the heroic prospector strike unda undaunt undaunted unt unted
ed across the desert His discovery of ofthe ofthe
the precious metal the quest for which whichhas whichhas
has sent armies on expeditions of c con conquest n nquest
quest and ships across Uc waters Lo Lospy tospy
spy out the ends Qr the eart earth l brought broughta
a mad rush 6f eager excited gold goldthirsty goldthirsty
thirsty men There was struggle and andcombat andcombats
combat Fortunes rose from th earth earthlike arthlike
like rockets or sprang out to the touch touchof touchof
of the pick like genii sumlllOned 1 1Aladdins by byAladdins >
Aladdins wonderful lamp HaIrI Half Halfstarved
stared prospectors were transformed transformedinto
into Croesuses Out of the s sagsbrush sagsbrushrose b llsh llshI I
rose tents and shacks and then came camemore
more substantial buildings of adobe adobeand d be bea
I a and nd ce cement ment Groups of these became the thetowns U1e U1et9Wns
towns of uBeatty Rhyolite Gold
Center Bullfrog and Amargosac AmargosacThe t tThe
The towns struggled with each lch Ctht > x xand > f fand
and are still struggling in rivalry 1nl 1nltense in4tense
Atmosphere of Hope HopeThe HopeThe
The combined population runs into intothe int intthe
the thousands now and everybody ex expects expects
pects there wit soon be thousandl thousandlmorc thousanddmore
more The air is full of talk of gold goldYou goldYou
You cannot find a aman man who is not eom eomplacent om omplacent
placent with fortune a achieved hleved or full of ofhope ofhope
hope that his turn is coining soon He Heis Heis
is willing to take a chance anyhow It Itis Itis
is an atmosphere of chance On e everyy everyyhand eIJr eIJrhand
hand the faro dealer turns the cards or orthe orthe
the click of the balI on the roulette roulettewheel roulettewheel
wheel is heard while stacks of whites whitesand whltaand
and yellow cone arc risked none seems seemsing seem seeming
ing to rock But this is only a symbol smboIEverywhere symbolEverywhere
Everywhere men are willing to gamble gambltheir gambletheir
their future or their livestheyll take takea
a chance in the land of gold goldAnd goldAnd
And the women dont forget > t them themNot themNot
Not so many are they Some are M2g Magdalens M2gdalens
dalens unrepentant and defiant Som Somare Some Someare
are good women who are there to be bewith bewith
with husband son father or brother brotherBut broth r rBut
But whatever their class lIke the menl menlbers mentebers <
bers of the socaned sterner sex theY theYhave theyhave
have breathed the spirIt in the air airare airare
are unafraid and will take a chance chanceHeroic chanceHeroic
Heroic says the dictionary mar marvelous marvelous
velous mysterious No element is islacking islacking
lacking This is the Land of Romance RomanceThe RomanceThe
The railroad has brought and 19 19bringing isbringing
bringing the comforts cf civilization o owhich of ofwhich
which there were pioneers before the lo locomotive locomotive
comotive ever began to climb the hills hillsThe hillsThe
The automobile the telephone the ban banand baniw baniwand
and the ice plant were there before the theiron theiron
iron horse But it will be many years yearsbefore ears earsbefore
before the romance will be driven a away awayNight wy wyNight
Night in the Desert
The first night in Beatty I took a awalk awalk
walk with a Salt Lake business man manVe manWe
Ve left behind us the riotous celebration celebra celebration
tion with its red fire and popping poppingcorks poppingcorks
corks Out q little distance from the thetown thetown
town we lost the noise of the throng throngand throngand
and we stopped to look about us usOnly us usOnly
Only those who have seen a desert desertnight desertnight
night can understand its sublimity The Thenew Thenew
new moon shone So clear and rare is the thedesert thedesert
desert air that the moon moon seemed almost almosta
a iielghbor tghbor while every star in the thefirmament
firmament individually twinkled or orbeamed
beamed a message Thc desert stretched stretchedin
in front gray mysterious and silent silentOn silentOn
On either hand rose the silent sombre sombreshadowy sombreshadowy
shadowy mountains with theIr hidden hiddenhearts hidd l1 l1hearts
hearts of gold The mountains were sI sIlent silent
lent The sky was silent The earth earthwas earthwas
was silent Profound is too weak a aword aword
word to describe it It was silence silenceabsolute silenceabsolute
absolute sublime sublimeMy sublimeMy
My companion was a hardh hardheaded hardheadedpractical ded dedpracUa1
practical fellow who never to myknowledge my myknowledge
knowledge had been suspected of show showing showing
ing a symptom of religion He stood stoodand stoodand
and gazed for a full minute sharing sharinghimself
himself the silence of his surroundings surroundlngThen surroundingsThen
Then he turned to me and asked askedCan
C Can ua a mati man see this and ud doubt thel thel1s there thereisa
1s isa f a God Go
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