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Story About Utah Sugar Indus i
try Is Traced to Its Real
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Washington Dec 12The sen
iUonal story of tho Utah and Ida t
ho sugar industry being owned by I
the sugar trust has been diseov t
< rfd It was a shortlived sensa
tion and was soon forgotten even I
though it did allege that the sugar
trust and the Mormon church were
in partmi hip and that the sugar
industry of the west was under +
th < control of the trust It charged
that Senators Smoot and Aldrich
had been industrious in protect
ing the hiterfts of this industry in
the revision of the tariff because
if that ownership and hinted
broadly that they would protect it
tiom investigation Furthermore
this publi htd report melodramat
hIlly told that the proofs of all
tluse facts were now locked up In
waits here In Washington in the
Keeping of the Department of Jus
tiel waiting to be sprung at the
trial of cases against the sugar
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A > a matter of fact there to not a
TMII of truth in it and Senator Smoot
vrotiptly branded it aa a falsehood at
th time it was published But the trail
ot this vivid fake has been traced to its
nine I and after devious windings
through Washington and Cleveland it
lpad back across the Mississippi and
1nti the office of the Salt Lake Tribune
Poor Old Tribune
in this congenial atmosphere it first
F y light The first publication of the
airy was in the Cleveland Press It
va wired to that paper by its corres
X mdf > nt here in Washington who
i irniiig from some gossip that J C
V HIM r a local writer had information
ell the subject went to him for conflr
i I aUtn Welliver is now publishing a
rri of articles in one of the eastern
n irizines on the sugar trust He de
t lint d to give the Cleveland correspond
t lit details saying that he proposed
I < nli hmg it in his magazine articles
urther he said that when he used it
IH I would be willing to turn his data over
t the Department of Justice If the at
trlly general wanted it This latter
trimeat is the basis for the allega
11In c that the evidence is now locked up
II a ault here in the keeping of the
torny general
c V curiosity to learn the source of
V < liners information caused further
i niiy which developed that it came
Iiftlt from the office of the Salt Lake
Tribune That paper need not have
v a nttd L i for the publication of the fake
i a Cleveland paper It could just as
iIy have published it on its own ac
i unt weeks before it was printed in
th East since the article was founded
111n statements that cane from the
li ibune office
Knows Its Own Credibility
Hut knowing that a story connecting
th ugar trust with the Mormon church
v > alii not be believed in its own terri
1jIY where the facts are too easily as
i itaiiud it resorted to the old and
tii ieworn scheme of securing the pub
Jiltinn i of a fake in some other paper
mil I I then reproducing it in its own
The attorney general ha no evidence
of the control of the Utah and Idaho
sugar industry by the trust no vault
hr > harbors the sensational facts re
pottf J and as far as he knows no ac
< 1ittJtn of such control has ever been
> i If to the Department of Justice The
torj is a fake pure and simple made
ut of the whole cloth
Montana Aggles Will Come to Logan
Next April
Idal i to The HeraldRepublican
r 1 izoman Mont Dec President
M 1 rvjii Swain of the oratorical asaocia
ii I or the Agricultural college an
h J IH itl today that the executive com
1 I i ot of the association had decided to
t i pi thf challenge for a Joint inter
< il i giitf debate made by the Utah Agri
< mural I college Two students from the
M ntara college will go to Logan next
Mil to represent this state The choice
i th question is left to Utah The fol
1wilig i season Utah will come to Bose
Opheum Tickets Given Away by the
Somewhere in the classified columns
c fvry issue of The HeraldRepublican
V ill be found an order for two seats at
tne Orpheum theatre good for either
111 utliie of evening performance on date
ot issue The person whose name ap
in this order will
ptars please present a
tupy of the ad to The HeraldRepub
luan office before 6 oclock today to
gether with a positive identification
jour last subscription receipt will do
Read the classified advertisements in
thia issue Perhaps your name ia there
Finding it without the help of
the Want ads takes too longl
Royal Stale Bread Depot
Open 3 to 5 I p m daily Entrance on
T Ird South Good bread very cheap
Kodak Finishing I
Fat Lake Photo Supply Co 177 Main St I
Your Christmas Gifts
The custom of giving money
stocks and bonds as Christmas re
membrances to members of your
amily and to your friends is grow
ing in favor each year
An Account for Savings in any
sum from 100 upwards or one
of the Mortgage Certificates guar
anteed by the Salt lake Security
Trust Company is sure to be
appreciated A Pass Book cred
ited with a deposit and enclosed
in one of our special holiday en i
velopes is a most appropriate gift I
for children relatives and friends
Salt Lake
Security Trust
32 Up Main Strsst
Capital 30000000
Surplus u j t 0100fOOOOO i
The Womans Guild of St Pauls
church corner Fourth South and Main
streets will hold a sale at the Ladles
Literary club house Tuesday Decem
ber 14 at 10 a m at which plain and
fancy aprons hand embroidered lin
gerie handkerchiefs fancy work dolls
soap Homemade candy and homemade
cakes will be sold The sale will be followed
owed by a dance in the evening
TrlbuneReporter Printing Co
M West Second South Phones 713
Bridgeport 0 Dec 11With the mili
tary and special guards gone to their
homes the Aetna Standard plant of the
American Sheet Tin Plate company
where a strike ia on had almost a deso
late aspect today The striker main
tained pickets
Do you kodak We flnian and also sell
the supplies Salt Lake Photo Supply
Co 177 Main street
p S
2175 for 3500 and 3000
Tailored sample suits no two alike
at the Sample Cloak Suit Store 36
South Main St Opp the Z C M L
Sixroom brick bungalow with bath
on northeast bench Two car lines
Furnace hot water cement basement
and laundry with stationary tubs gas
electric lights All modern Cheap rent
to right parties Address H 6 Herald
Plumes cleaned and curled College 1
l Millinery Parlors 301 Tribune bide
As gift buying days grow
fewer ad reading should be in
creasingly helpful to you
Removal Sale
Big reductions in wall paper and
framed pictures before moving to our
elegant new store
Brushes and
done in ebony inlaid with
silver A neat attractive
and useful present and
quite inexpensive At any
of our four stores
we Never Substitute
Highest price paid for strictly fresh
Salt Lake Opera Co at Ogren
December 15 Excursion via O S L
Round trip 100 Special train at 615
p m returning after the opera
Christinas homemade candles Sarah
Swart BtU phone 5932 J
ITi1APh Or AGUARAwrttf
We cant afford
to sell you
anything you do
not want
You might never eeme
again We have built eur
business by pleasing eutem
Our Holiday lines fer IbIs
year are marc pleasing than
e er and the early buyer has
an easy selection
JA jr
J >
lI11Ry 1
I j j 1A1 V I E
411 1 W4Mfl
IlL 1 II tJ
B mtnCI2tl1
Jifrcd cnJ a1in 09 =
have all the style any man could wish for The tailoring
is simply perfect and the materials are all wool abso
lutely A dozen styles to Delect from all authoritative
18 20 to 40
f r f f i
The Gentlemans Xmas Store 245 South Main
Somewliere in the classified colum nil of every issue of The HeraldRe
publican will be found an order for two seats at the Orpheum theatre good
for either matinee or evening performance on date of issue The person whose
name appears in this order will please present a copy of the ad to The Her
aldRepublican office before 6 oclock today together with a positive identi
fication your last subscription receipt will do Read the classified adver
tisement In this IIImf Prti < n > your n amp Is there I
Removal Sale
Big reductions in wall paper and
framed pictures before moving to our
elegant new store
GEO W EBERT cI CO 57 Main St
Miss Eva E Snow announces her
sale of china beginning Monday Dec
13 at 416 Hooper building
It the Century does your printing it 1
will be done RIGHT and on time Cen
tury Printing company 5557 Postoroc
Ladies Tailoring
J H Johnson Co 31819 Judge One
fitting will convince you Suits made
from your own goods
are read in the homes of Salt Lake City
than any other papers
No matter what you
want it for there is an
Acme Quality
for your purpose the beat for
the purpose tio
aT East First SMth
Two million dollars guarantees the
accuracy of every abstract made by the
Bait Lake Security at Trust Co J2 Up
Main We own our own records
If Its a small matter a email
art wll nttpn1 to It
To paraphrase just a little
I The Coal
Business II
Just One Damn
Thing After
Western Fuel Co
Critflhtow Richer little
Cable Address Wesfuco
Phones 719 73 Main Street
o = e 11
31 >
HE Puzzle Editor is pleased with the
f responses to Tbe Top o th World
Jigsaw puzzle but there is still time
to get In on the free distribution of 106
eats to this great attraction which will
appear At the Salt Lake theatre next Fri
day and Saturday nights and Saturday
matinee The Jigsaw puzzle was printed
on the tenth page of the first 6eC lon
of The Sunday HeraldRepublican and
the polls will not close until 6 oclock
tomorrow night There is still time for
you to get in with your solution If you
will look up your Sunday HeraldRepub
lican today None of the solutions tbat
were received yesterday have been
opened and none will be opened until
tomorrow at 6 p m Those which were
received yesterday were marked with a
time stamp and were numbered and such
will be the case until the hour for the
polls to close So send in your pussies
You may win the box and be able to
give a box party or you may win one
of the other prizes You never can tell
The way to get in on this distribution
of free seats is in this wise Figure out
the puzzle Cut it out of The Sunday
HeraldRepublican and paste It on a piece
of papvi writing on the same piece of
paper your name and address Mail this
r to the Puzzle Editor of The HeraldRe
publican and your answer must be in by
Tuesday at 6 p m Remember that these
answers must be addressed to the Puzzle
Editor If they are addressed in any
other way they will not be accepted and
will not count in the contest
You see there will be so many of you
wanting to go to The Top o th World
that the prizes in the way of seats will
be given to the first accurate solutions of
the puzzle which are received at The
HeraldRepublican office Now The
Top o th World will be at the bait
Lake theatre next Friday and Saturday
nights and Saturday matinee The Her
aldRepublican is going to give one box
and thirty orchestra seats for each per
formance The first prize each night will
consist of the box which holdg six per
sons The second and third prizes will
consist of a block of four orchestra seats
each the fourth fifth and sixth prizes
will consist of a block of three orchestra
seats each the seventh eighth ninth
tcrth eleventh and twelfth prizes will
consist of two seats each the thirteenth
prise will be one orchestra seat
There will be three first prizes and
each prize will be a box holding six
seats Then there will be three second
and third priZES of four seats each There
will be three fourth fifth and sixth
prizes of three seats each and tan
seventh eighth ninth tenth eleventh
arid twelfth prizes of two spats each and
three thirteenth prizes of on rat each
Isnt that a dandy chance to see Th
Top o th WorldlOIs state by The Her
aldRepublican to its readers
Now there is another thing you want
to bear In mind too and that is the con
test doses Tuesday at 6 p m
The first jnes who bend in the correct
solutuions you know receive a box con
taining six seats and there are three
first prizes given Isnt that worth while
getting busy over But of course if
you dont get in with tbetirst three there
are thirtysix other chances ranging
from four seats to one seat for the lucky
winners You see the idea Is to be the
quickest in this contest for you know
everybody Aaits to go and lee this
sparkling musical comedy with its ar
tistic and original specialties The Top
o th1 World is one of the recordbreak
Ing successes in musical comedy lines
and that is why The HeraldRepublican
wants its readers to have this gift of UK
free seats Dont forget you must have
your answers in by Tuesday at S p m
and you must Address the answer to the
Puzzle Elitor The Herald Republican
MAY BE 750000
Board of Education Members
Believe Increase in Amount
Is Necessary
Final steps for the calling of a special
school bond election will be taken by
the city board of education Tuesday
night in the adoption of a resolution
framed by President J T Hammond
and Mathonlhah Thomas designating
Saturday January 8 110 as the day
when the question of voting for a new
high school will be put to the taxpayers
of Salt Lake
There is now more than a possibility
of the original seheme of asking fqr a
bonded indebtedness of half a million
dollars being Increased to 750000 Sev
eral members of the board are of the
opinion that the 600000 would not be
sufficient for the needs of the public I
school system of Salt Lake The res
lution adopted by the board will give it
authority to increase its bonded indebt
edness in case the school bond propo
sition is favored
As a result of the death of M J
Cheesman board member from the sec
ond precinct a new member will have
to be appointed He will be named by
A G Giauque The name of B F Red
man has been proposed but Mr
Glauque has not yet announced the
name of his choice as a colleague from
the second A successor is also to be
chosen for George M Bridwell super
intendent of buildings and grounds who
resigned about a month ago A number
of applications have been submitted to
the board and action is expected Thurs
day night
Owing to the fact that President J T
Hammond will be out of the city today
on legal business in Brigham City it
may be that some of the matters which
were to have come before the board
Tuesday night will be taken up at a
special meeting later Under the pres
ent system of the board moat of the
natters are attended to in committees
thus doing away with tedious board
meetings As a rule the committees
reports are adopted by the board as
they are drawn up all matters being
thrashed out by members of the sev
eral committees the day before the reg
ular meetings of the board
Increase I Is Favored
Several members of the board are
now in favor of asking the taxpayers of
Salt Lake for authority to float bonds
amounting to 750000 instead of 500
000 It is now probable that the high
school will be built on the property
owned by the school board where the
present Twelfth district school stands
In First South street between Fourth
East and Fifth East streets if the
bond issue is favored It will take all
of the halfmillion dollars according to
board members to buy more ground
and build a school worthy of Salt Lake
and to furnish equipment for it
In addition to this more school build
ings are needed it is said because of
the rapid growth of Salt Lake About
a year ago the board of education bought
the block bounded by E and F streets
and Ninth and Tenth avenues for the
purpose of erecting a new school when
the population in that part of the city
demanded it It is now said that the
school is an absolute necessity and must
be erected within the next year or two
at least This will take care of the
children of the north bench Large ad
ditions are also needed for the Hamil
ton and Lowell schools besides the
growing need for a new school in the
southeastern part of the city
We want a high school which will
be for the present and future needs of
Salt Lake said Mathonlhah Thomas
last night It must be large enough
and complete enough for many years to
come In addition to this we need sev
eral more grade schools and additions
to some of the present schools
Mr Thomad probably will lead the
fight to increase the bonds from half a
million to 1750000
I Death in Terrible Forms Is
I Handled by Students at U
While the citizens of Salt Lake are
dally living in fear of the deadly little
microbes which cause the greater part of
the trouble to the human race and are
taking every means within their know
ledge to get away from the bugs the
University of Utah medical students in
bacteriology under the direction of Prof
McJunkin state bacteriologist and path
ologist are fearlessly handling the deadly
organisms with about the same amount
of cars as a child handles a new and ex
pensive toy Before the Thanksgiving
recess the students were working with
the nonpathegenic bacteria those which
do not cause diseases in man as a train
ing in technique to the handling of the
more virulent forms Material on which
the organisms are best grown which con
slate of beef tea glucoseBrag1 media
glycerinearag media and plain arag me
dia were prepared and placed in sterile
test tubes
During the past week Prof McJunkln
furnished the students with pure cut
tures which are secured from eastern
laboratories of cholera typhoid pneumo
nia diphtheria dysenstery glanders
malta fever and tuberculosis By means
of a small platinum loop about the size
of the eye of a darning needle three
loopfulls of the original material diluted
about 500 times is carried to a test tube
Three loopfulls are then transplanted
from the second test tube to a third test
tube This gives a dilution of about 10
000000 times from the original culture The
final culture when grown shows that
there are about 50000 bacteria to a drop
In working with mouth cultures it Is
found that almost all people have in their
mouth cavity the tuberculosis pneumonia
diphtheria and many other bacteria pres
ent all the time With these bacteria
continually present in their system the
people live on in peace and it is not until
the resistance of their body even for a
short time is lowered that the bacteria
get a chance to grow and multiply and the
disease results
Milford Man Tells Story of an
Elopement to Salt Lake
Claiming that his wife has een se
duced by an alleged notorious bigamist
and taken to LM Angeles a resident of
Milford called at police headquarters last
night and asked for assistance in finding
her and In the arrest ol C A Roberts
whom he says has to Knowledge brok
en up seven homes
My relations with my wife were of
the best said the man to Sergeant R
M Beckstead while the sergeant was in
charge of the desk last night until
she met Roberts He seemed to have a
terrible influence over her and one day
I missed her She left me three chil
dren the younger of whom is sick and
so young that he cannot get along with
out her He has been crying for his
mamma almost night and day and I fear
that he will not survive the strain he has
Continuing he said he had come to Salt
Lake from Goldfield where he had
worked as a rock drill expert He says
that one day Roberts made the acquain
tance of his wife giving her attentions
which at once became repulsive to him
I tried to break up the relations he
said but the influence that Roberts
seemed to have over my wife became un
bieakable and I took my family to this
city and settled in Milford
But my wife kept talking about Rob
erts and I believe that she was In secret
correspondence with him One day I
came home and found that my wife was
missing and my children crying for her
Our baby was taken ill and became so
seriously affected that I wrote to Gold
field telling her that if she did not re
turn the little one would die
Wrote for Ticket
SHe wrote back that if I would send
her transportation she would come at
once I sent her transportation by spe
cial delivery But three days later it was
returned to me with a little note stating
that she did not desire to come back
She disappeared October 25 and I have
not directly heard from her since then
The man told the police that friends
had followed the movements of his wife
and had informed him that she had gone
to Los Angeles with Roberts He stated
that she had left her address as Miss
Laura Watson general delivery Los An
geles with Goldfield acquaintances and
that she had answered letters sent to that
When Roberts began to show atten
tions to my wife I at once made inves
tigations as to who he was continued
Scott To my astonishment I learned
that he was a bigamist and that his par
ticular game was to break up homes I
have learned from friends who live in
Los Angeles which we at one time made
our home that he has broken up seven
hemes the addresses of which are being
forwarded t9 me I intend to follow him
to the end ofthe world if necessary and
I will see Him in a penitentiary
I have nothing against my wife 1
believe that the influence of Roberts was
S3 complete that she could not help It
but became the slave to his beck and
call the moment she saw him
Commercial Street Chapel Is
Filled With Crowd of Inter
ested Listeners
Evangelist Tom Mackay of the Volun
teers of America was greeted by an in
terested audience yesterday afternoon In
the little hall in Commercial street All
available seats were occupied and many
of the congregation were compelled to
stand The magnet which drew and held
this crowd of men was the wonderful
power of Evangelist Mackay in portray
ing the living truths of the Bible In lan
guage that could be understood without
the aid of a dictionary
During the last week the Volunteers
labor bureau has done a noble work
More than 60 men were supplied with Jobs
Many of the unemployed are taking ad
vantage of the free reading room privi
leges at the Volunteers hall
Who are you working for God or the
devil was the rather startling query
put to the audience yesterday afternoon
by the evangelist He followed these
questions with What are you going to
do when you get done working Mr
Mackay took exception to the statements
of the Immaterlalists that this life ended
all If there is no life hereafter why not
put the incurables and the hopelessly In
sane out of their misery You can deny
the existence of a hell but that does not
change conditions at all You can deny
the existence of a heaven but you cannot
change the fact that there Is a place
where the righteous will get their reward
But there is a day of judgment Suppose
a man had gone to hell he could not re
turn if he would and suppose you wanted
one who had gone to heaven to return to
tell you about it he wouldnt if he could
God keeps his promises to men and
there will be a pay day some time for
all those who acknowledge the saving
grace of Jesus Christ Who are you work
ing for You cannot serve two masters
God gives every man a choice No mat
ter whether a man Is a Roman Catholic
a Presbyterian a Lutheran a Latterday
Saint a Baptist a SeventhDay Advent
ist or a Unitarian if he heeds the teach
ings of that good old book the Bible he
will go home to glory In the good old
fashioned way
Special Policeman Improving
but the Other Will Probably
Lose His Life
As the result of a remarkable surgical
operation Special Policeman Emil Olaser
who was seriously wounded in a duel with
Mike Vaccarilli on West Second South
street Tuesday night is expected to re
cover while his adversary la gradually
inking expected to die at any moment
Last night the condition of Glaser was
I 0 favorable that attendants at the hos
pital said he would recover almost with
cut question
But if Glaser does recover he will have
to face a charge of manslaughter Ad
vised of the favorable condition of GJa
ser and the rapidly failing condition ot
Vaccarilli Chief of Police S M Bar
low Saturday afternoon procured a state
ment from Vaccarilli This it is said
will be damaging to Glaser as it beaa
out statements made by witnesses of the
duel that Glaser fired the first shot aid
that he did so as the Italian attempted
to get away
Though rapidly losing strength Vacca
rim was clear of thought when he told
ris story to Chief of Police Barlow He
said he did not know Glaser and that
while drinking in a saloon and discussing
his service in the SpanishAmerican war
Glaser suddenly confronted him and
struck him over the head with the butt
of his revolver calling bird a liar He
says also that he was forced to take the
defensive against the attacks of lager
and that he did not draw his revolver uu
tit Glaser had chased him and shot him
in the back
The operation upon Glaser wac rcr
formed by Dr Frank B Steele and It
is considered a remarkable piece of sur
gical skill
The bullet from Vaccarilllg revolver
penetrated Glasere abdomen ripping the
lining of the stomach and puncturing the
intestines in twelve places Taking ad
vantage of moods which QUeer under
went after the duel Dr Steele selected
a period when he could flush the stom
ach of the patient without injury and
then knit together the torn Intestines ao
that Glaaer was on the road t recovery
ery three days after b h been wounded
r 1 Ui
New York Embezzler Confesses
When Arrested by Local
After skillfully dodging authorities for
almost a year in practically all the large
cities east of Salt Lake County CommAs
cioner John Thomas alias John Miller
of Batavla N Y wanted for the emoe
all of I3SOO In funds that had been col
lected for the building of a county jail
was arrested yesterday morning by Detectives
tectives George Sheets Harry Curran and
Bart Ripley He had only entered the
office of Chief of Police S M Barlow
when he confessed that he was the em
berTe tragedy of this whole calamity
he Mid is that I will have to go back
to the jail in Genesee county the build
ing of which I had advocated for more
than a dosen years We had had an old
jail from which prisoners escaped and
which was nothing more than an old
ramshackle 1 was an eyesore and so
as a power in my county having been
one of the supervisors I gathered my Influence
fluencea and worked until it was finally
decided to set aside a sum of money for
the building of the finest county jail in
the United States I had just become
proud of my work when I fell to tempta
tion and before I knew it I found myself
an embezzler
John Thomas gave his age a 6 With
his face wrinkled and lined with grief
he said that he had been a soldier in the
union army and that during the civil war
had fought against the Confederates s
valiantly that he had been honored for
his service He lost a leg in the war
This furnished the moat striking evidence
yesterday that he was the man wanted
back in Batavia Detective George
Sheets saw him hobble along at Third
South and Main streets when he was at
tracted by the peculiar limp and actions
of the little old man The detective b
lieved he was the embezzler the de rip
tion of whom had been at police headquarters
quarters since last April
Talk With Thomas
Detective Sheets called the attention of
Detective Curran and Ripley to the ac
tions of Thomas They followed him and
closely studying his face came to the
conclusion that he was the John Thomas
wanted in New York state When they
drew him into a brief conversation he
seemed to enjoy the company of his new
acquaintances spoke of the weather and
asked what could be doneto spend an en
joyable Sunday In town Then he sug
gested that all take dinner somewhere
When Detective Sheets began to inquire
into the residence of Thomas the old sol
dier displayed uneasiness Explaining
that he had lived practically all over
America and that he was a man of leis
ure who had decided to pass his latter
days at travel he admitted that he had
been reared in the east
Did you ever live back in New York
state asked the detectives
Yes that is really my home replied
Thomas But I dont know very much
about that part of the country
I seems to me that I have seen you
back there in some little town some
where added Detective Sheets pulling I
at b mustache Were you ever In a
town called Batavia
The face of Thomas whitened AM he
peered into the eyes of Detective Sheets
he shook his head pathetically groaned
and staggered from faintness Then
bracing himself he asked the detectives
I they had come all the way from Bata
via to take him back
Full Confession
When Chief of Police Barlow entered
upon a rapid Investigation of Thomas the
aged embezzler waved his hand and said
that it was unnecessary to ask questions
I have fallen I have been arrested I
am the man they have been looking for
back in Batavia since last February I
will tell you everything interrupted
Thomas What I tell you Is the truth
and I want you to wire back to Batavia
that John Thomas the embezzler the sol
dier and the county commissioner has
been taken at last The jail that I tried
so hard to build Is probably finished now
and they can lock me up in i I is a
very strong jail I think one of th best
In the world and there will be no danger
that I will ever again get away
In the statement made by Thomas as
he went on it was explain d that he had
taken J3500 part of a large fund with
which he had been entrusted by Genesee
county I was a fund which had been
raised through his personal influence and
for which he had fought during 16 years
of his commissionership to be spent In
the building of a county jai The build
ing of this jail began last year and
when Thomas disappeared yar large
share of the building funds the founda
tion had been completed and also the
cells designed to hold the most important
The disappearance of Thomas stopotd
progress on the building for a time But
new funds were raised The building was
resumed and Thomas sayS that it W
only a few weeks agp that he heard about
Us completion in one of the New York
newapaoers in which comment was dla
slaved to the effect that the
Iaye man rnpon
lble fo its construction was at lance
having embezzled a portion of the build
ing funds
Wide Travels
Since his disappearance from Batavia
February 2 Thomas b bafflied police
authorities in every part of the country
According to detectives he has been re
sponsible for the arrest of more than a
re of aged men who have been unfor
tunate in the loss of a left leg This has
formed the chief point of Identification
Thomas says that he has more than once
been watched by detectives but that he
has cleverly thrown them off the track
by Immediately leaving the cities
Though Thomas wil say little regard
ing his whereabouts since leaving Bat
via he admits having been In Denver
where no one disturbed him btt that his
presence in Montreal and other Canadian
cities made him travel over the country
with the rapidity of a steeplechase th
says that his recollections of dodging de
tectives and his practice in maniculatlng
his cork foot like a natural manloultnl 1mb
be material for a dashing novel and that
the dodging of detectives is by far more
exciting than battling with rebels back
In the civil war days
Thomas admitted having lived in Salt
Lake just a week Aeeomnanl by a
niece Miss Minnie Gay also of Batavia
he has made his home at the Metropole
hotel Clerks at the hotel say thrt he
b chiefly confined himself to his room
and he ventured out onto the street al
most for the first time yesterday
Chief of Police Barlow informed Bata
via authorities of the arrest of Thomas
yesterday Since April 5 there has been
a regard of 1300 for his capture
Liberal Donations Received to
Fund for Christmas Work
Among the Poor
Preparations for the Christmas tree
dinner and gifts of clothing and shoes
which the Salvation Army is to provide
for th poor and needy children of tie
city on Christmas day have been in full
wing fo several days and Ensign horn
a Pitt at the Army hall last night a
very optimistic a to th results the
Army expects to attain in this ofair
He said that a partial canvass of the
business men of the city and also some
housetohouse work had been made and
mat surprisingly good returns had oeu
received considering the fact that
reelYo conrin ta nOt
of the baa district had been thoroughly
oughly day canvfcsad before Thanksgiving
dayBetween GOO and 658 name of poor chi
dren are on the l t of the Salvation
Army and o Christinas day those children
dren who a unable to attend on ac
count of sickness will b taken CP it
aa well as the more fortunate ones w h
ca come to the hall where the affair ia to
b held
Ensign Pitt says that some of h chil
dren at tb Orphans home in South
State street were remembered at Thanks
giving with gifts and that the Salvation
Army Is I preparing t take care of a lar
ger number than ever at Christmas JI
Donations of new clothes shoes or funds
can be sent to th h o Second South
street and check should b sent to the
home of Ensign Pitt tU South Second
East street made payable to The Salva
Et a m pyabe Th Slva
tion Army No gifts of old clothes will
b made tb children on Christmas day
a the Army officers soy that old ciotnes
a always on hand from donations at
the Salvation Army institute in commer
cial street aD I It IB desired to make this
a year to b long remembered by the poor
children of the city
T usual Sunday night services were
held at the hall tact night at which M
Narpurg formerly a staff officer cf the
Army but now a bookkeeper to the > m
spoke ploy of briefly the Studebaker S company bert
P Island Government Emptoye I
Sore That an Aeroptau
Passed Over J
New York Dec 12WUuam Leach a
surfman of the Fire Island life
Fi Ila saving
station believes he heard an aeroplan
paaa high above him when h was doing
patrol duty tonight First
patro tonlbt F he heard a
bulling high up in th a and what
ever m i he Bays paaaed directlv
over hill head but at a height direct
his ablty to eate T no byond
sembl4 the rat and hum of a high
speed motor
All efforts to convince Leach that he
may have mistaken a Hock of Reese for
an aeroplano only m him I H
says he h heard too many geese to
confuse the Bound of their night with the
exhai st of a gasoline flat wt
Whatever made the noise seemed to be
pointing for th Jersey Ml Leach
says that because of the thick weather
his eyes could not pa confirm b ea > oJ

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