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l A rounty homo fair will bo hold In
Provo oarly In April
The Commercial club of Provo IB
I working for the organization of n
county fair association
Postal receipts In Balt Luke for 1905
r exceeded those of 1904 by 2599416 I
or more than 138 1 per cent
During the windstorm at Provo on i
Friday evening a barn belonging to I
i Joseph Lundford was blown down
John PamRto of Monlda convicted
of passing bola checks has boon sen
tenced to five years Imprisonment
The Bonk of Ephraim Is now in
a d I
tailing It II furniture preparatory to
opening Ito doors for public patron
i ageThe
r The diphtheria epidemic In Foun
tain Green IB l said to be about over
although there are several case
t Mrs Booker T Washington wife oil
the noted negro educator visited Sal
Lake last week lecturing at the Y
1 Leonard Smith a carpenter of
Hal per committed sulcld4 In Salt
Lake City shooting himself through
the head
JTully seven hundred birds wore on
exhibition at the annual show of tho
ati Utah Poultry association in Bait Lake
last week
lt Salt Lake now has a negro police
man His duties will it Is sold be
confined to the negro district of the
capital city
l The office of the Doll Telephone
oompany at Nephl was entered by I
burglars one night last week about I
d S5 being token
Tho railroads have all granted a I
onefare rate for visitors to the Boo
America First conforenco to bo hold
in Salt Lake City
i r
t Somes MasUrls a Greek fell
J through the snow at the scene of the
nowsllde In Provo canyon and was
drowned In tho river
The merchants of Kaysvllle Layton
and Syracuse are considering the ad
4 visability of placing their businesses
on a strictly cash boats
tb d The roport that Chief JuaUoo
George W Barton is to roilgn from
the bonoh to engage in the practice of
law is denied by the Judge
rho entrance of tho pioneers to
1 Farowon valley was celebrated on the
13th It being fiftyfive years since the
company entered thin valley
i i About 2000 people visited the sigh
t toenth annual snow of the Utah State
r Poultry association during its four
days session in Salt Lake last week
William A McDonald aged 44 of
i + Salt Lake City Is doad as tho result
of taking carbolic acid mistaking It
for some medicine which he had been
I taking
N George H Dublin of American
I fork lost twenty head of beef cattle
i ° ono day last week they being killed
by a freight train which ran into a
I bunch of forty
The senate has passed Senator
t Smoots bill giving homesteaders on
I the recently opened Ulntah reserva
lJ tion an extension until May 15 nert
I to establish residence
t The firJt annual tournament of tho
Western Bowling Congress will be
I held in Salt Lake City beginning
March 7 The Salt Lakors will hang
up 1000 In cash prizes
a t Elnyrs AJax charged with obtaining
money under false pretenses from the
Lehl bank by mortgaging sheep which
° he did not own has boon bound over
i to tho district court for trial
Mrs Mary Miller of Sprlngvlllo
has boon arrested on a charge of at
tacking her son while she wus under
tho Influence of liquor nearly severing
s t two fingers from his hand with a
r f butcher knife
t James B Watson of San Francisco
+ fltiicldod In Salt Lake City taking
morphine Ho loft a letter stating
that he had embezzled tho funds of
his employer In San Francisco and re
I morse led to tho deed
Frank Warburton a young man
i I rh Coal III 0 who was about 17 years of
Y4 age iulqlded last week taking stryoh +
nine There was no reason known
for the deed unless It wan remorse
over n quarrel with a young lady
I The movement of tho Clerk Pro
tectlvo association of Provo for early
closing has been successful and mon
chandlse stores and butcher ahopt
t will now close at 0 oclock p m ex
cept on Saturday and days preoedlna
George Anderson was painfully cut
about tho head by being thrown from
a hand sled coming down the Silver
r King canyon at Perk City It is the
custom of the miners to take the sleds
to tho mine and ride down the can
yon from work
Youno Mlssourlan Supposed to Havo
Been Killed In Oregon by Man
Who Robbed Forest Grove Bank
Kansas CltyU N Snyder n well
known financier of New York received
a telegram from Portland Ore Fri
day Indicating that his son Carej
Snyder had been murdered by men
suspected of a bank robbery concern
ing which young Snyder was supposed
to know too much Tho bank robbed
was at Forest Grove Ore and tho
authorities at Forest drove and Port
land notified tho police of this city
that they suspected Carey Snyder
Pinky Blitz and Georgo Perry ot
committing tho robbery Blitz and
Perry who are cousins are notorious
police characters hero and Snyder
had been Involved In serious trouble
France Will Send Warships to Vene
zuela to Avenge M Talgny
Washington Is learned hero that
Franco will demand an Immedlato
apology of President Castro for what
Is regarded as hid Insulting and un
warranted treatment of M Talgny tho
French charge daffaires Three
French warships are within striking
dlstanco of tho Venezuelan coast and
two more It has been reported from
Paris aro on tho way to West Indian
waters What form tho displeasure
of Franco will take has been tentative
ly decided and tho details of the pro
gramme will be communicated confi
dentially to tho Washington govern
ment Not until President Castro has
felt the form of French dissatisfaction
will the world know whether a peace
ful blockade Is to bo established or
whether a custom house will bo seized
Should the seizure of custom houses
along tho coast be decided on It Is not I
unlikely that In order to disabuse the
anxiety of tho European powers lest
tho payment of their claims Is to be
stopped Franco may ask some outside
neutral power to act as receiver for
the custom house returns until Pres
ident Castro has apologized and given
assurance of his Intention to resume
diplomatic relations with France
Wright Goes to Japan
Washington Luko E Wright gov
ernor of tho Philippines has been
named by tho president as the first
American ambassador to Japan This
announcement was made Friday at
the war department Judgo Ide gov
ernor of tho Philippine Islands has
asked to bo relieved from further
duty Juno 1 next after six years of
faithful and cfllclcnt service as com
missioner and vice governor In these
Islands Tho president considers that
ho Is entitled to tho dignity and honor
of tho governor generalship during
that period Upon Governor Idos re
tirement General James E Smith
now a member of tho commission jus
tice of tho Philippine supremo court
will succeed him and General Smiths
name will bo sent to tho senate after
the confirmation of Governor Ido
United Mine Workers Expect the Old
Scale Will Be Restored
Indianapolis An Increase In tho
wages of coal miners equivalent to tho
reduction accepted by tho United Mine
Workers In tho Joint wage conference
of 1904 Is tho proposition which tho
operators are expected to defend In
tho Joint conference to convene In In
dianapolis upon tho adjournment of
tho present annual convention of tho
United Mine Workers
China Growing Wiser
PeklnIt Is now proposed by the
Chinese government that all foreign
settlements In China to be opened In
tho future must differ from the old
treaty ports It is pointed out that
these treaty ports are practically for
eign territory and that therefore they
aro able to dispute the Chinese
claims for damages as was instanced
In tho riots at Shanghai when China
was debarred from maintaining troops
to keep order It Is the plan of tho
government generally to restrict tho
privileges of foreigners
Orchard In the Penitentiary
Boise Ida Sheriff Nichols of Can
yon county changed his mind on
Thursday and Harry Orchard the man
who stands charged with thQ assassi
nation of former Governor Steunen
borg was hustled from Caldwell to
Boise and lodged In a cell In tho peal
tentiary Tho reason for the sudden
change of front has not been made
public but It Is believed It arose from I
fear that an attempt would bo made
to rescue the prisoner or to make
away with him to prevent tho posslbll
ity of his making a confession
Charges That Shippers Were Robbed
at Kansas City Stock Yards
Kansas City Evidence of the ex
istence at the stock yards In this city
of an organization of men to defraud
shippers by n system of overweights
and underweights was disclosed In the
trial here of Jay J Miller u trader
charged with perjury Millers trial Is
the first In the cases of eleven weigh
masters and others at the stock yards I
Indicted last year following an Inves I I
tigation by a committee of the Trad
era Exchange I
Entire Family is Poisoned at
Breakfast Table But All
Will Recover
ExGovernor of Colorado and His Wife
and Daughter Have Narrow Es
cape Said to Have Been
Threatened With Fate
of Stcunenberg
Canon City ColoFormer Governor
James H Peabody his wife and their
daughter were poisoned by food eaten
at breakfast Thursday morning and
tho daughter Miss Cora Peabody Is
In a dangerous condition as a result
The governor and Mrs Peabody al
though quite III for several hours re
covered sufficiently to devote tholr at
tention to tho daughter Physicians
aro In attendance upon the young wo
man and unless a change for the worse
comes they believe she will escape
serious consequences
An air of mystery surrounds the af
fair Enough was gleaned from
friends of the family however to show
that there is a belief that an attempt
was made to destroy tho family by
poison An Intimate friend of the Pea
bodys said that several letters had
been received by the former governor
within the past week or two calling his
attention to the manner of the death
of former Governor Steunonberg of
Idaho and threatening him with a
similar fate
Referring to the Incident his family
went through Governor Peabody sold
I do not want to say where I think
tho responsibility lies until tho results
of tho Investigations now being made
are known I
Mr Peabody was governor of Colo
rado during tho labor troubles at Crip
ple Creek and Tellurldo when troops
took possession of the two camps and
during which time the Independence
depot dynamite disaster happened
Latest Outrages In New Guinea and
North Australia
Victoria D C Advices ot massa
cres by the blacks In New Guinea and
north Australia were received by tho
steamer Moana In New Guinea a
party of warriors made a raid on tho
village of Eklrl thirty miles from the
capital Port Moresby and killed thir
tythreo of the Inhabitants who were
sleeping The bodies were much mu
tilated The village was looted and
destroyed anything of value being
carried off Tho village constable es
caped though his loin cloth was
pierced by spears thrown at him and
after hiding In the bush for some days
with two other survivors he reported
at Port Moresby to report the massa
cre and a force of armed constables
were sent to punish the raiders
The other massacre at Port Keats
Involved the killing by blacks of six
white men and threo natives Tho
men wore killed with tomahawks
while sleeping
Eighteen Miners Meet Death in Dust
Charleston W Va Eighteen men
are believed to have been killed In a
terrific explosion In one of the mines
of tho Detroit Kanawha Coal com
pany at Detroit on Paint Creek this
county twentyfive miles from here
The explosion occurred at 1230
oclock Had it been either before or
after the noon hour the death list
would have been still more appalling
as hundreds of men would have been
killed The force of the explosion was
so great that the hills trembled Tons
of wreckage and debris were hurled
from the mouth of tho mine blocking
the entrance find making the work of
rescue difficult
Private Session at Moroccan Confer
Algeclras Tire delegates to tho
Moroccan conference held a prlvato
session lasting two hours Thursday
afternoon The session resulted prac
tically In an agreement on the main
lines of a plan for the repression of
contraband entering Morocco It was
feared that this question of contraband
might lead to Franco ferman tension
as to who would carry out the repres
sive measures proposed but this sit
uation happily appears to have been
Beef Packers In Court
Chicago Tho trial of tho special
pleas of J Ogden Armour and the
other packers and attorneys now un
der Indictment for conspiracy to re
strain trade and commerce were
opened Thursday boforo Judgo Humph
rey In the United States district court
Among the defendants In court at tho
opening of the case were J Ogden Ar
mour Charles W Armour T J Con
nors Edward Morris Charles F Swift
Edward Swift Edward Cudahy and A
II Veeder
n Srm Y
By A L Haiti Author of Mine Own Familiar Friend etc
00 p r I liar by Ooaa rr lrDrtiAtnp Oorsp y
root b y 6tr et rb 8m
The Enigma
Ho turned and saw behind him
nono other than that same James
Forrers whoso narrative and confes
sion he held In his hand and again
lurking behind him In the shadow
of the doorway he saw tho pale
narrow furtive countenance of Per
kins the housemaid For a moment
there was an Intense silence dur
ing which both seemed to hold their
breath and nerve themselves for tho
struggle that lay before them
The letter I he cried advancing
towards the other threateningly
Tho letter or
There are five chambors In the
revolver still undischarged was tho
calm reply Is that what you are
thinking of
The other man fell back a stop
and his face became ashen In hue
What do you mean 1 he gasped
Who are you and now do you dare
to defy me You a thletla
You asked my name this morn
ing was the answer and for rea
sons of my own I refused to give
It you Those reasons no longer ex
ist Do you still wish to know it
Tho master of the house contem
plated tho man he had that morning
discharged from his service with feel
ings he could not have put in words
Such utter fearlessness such a total
disregard of the consequences of tho
act In which ho had been caught red
handed seemed to point either to tho
most hardened criminal or to one
who knows he Is possessed of some
secret power His voice failed him
and once more with a mingling of
suppressed fury and incomprehensible
apprehension he gasped The letter
I Insistand your name
The young man advanced a few
steps My name he said is
and he whispered the rest In his ear
No need to ask whether he knew
It No need for further explanation
With a sudden cry his hand press
ed to his heart and a ghastly grey
ness settling down upon his face
Mr Ferrers dragged himself to tho
nearest chair
Tho medicine tho medicine he
whispered in a dreadful tone point
Ing with one hand towards tho man
Uepiece The other following with
his eyes the direction of his gesture
saw a bottle and glass
Ted made a couple of strides In
the direction signified and was back
again with the medicine bottle and
glass Ho read the directions on the
labed measured out the proportion
prescribed and held tho same to tho
lips of what seemed the almost dying
manMr Ferrers apparently revived by
the draught ho had swallowed partial
ly recovered his voice
Lock tho door he said to his
old friends Bon He obeyed and tho
two were left alone face to face
They confronted each other In silence
the one still seated tho other stand
Ing opposite to him with folded arms
looking down upon him
What have you to say to me
asked tho former in a feeble broken
What have I to say to you re
peated the latter never moving his
eves from the face of the man before
him What should a son have to
say to his fathers murderer
Mr Forrers rose from his eat as1
the Infamous title was hurled at him
and despite his pallid countenane
and evident weakness there was a
natural dignity about him now as ho
faced the furious and menacing coun
tenance opposed to him
This Is not the first time you have
applied that shameful word to me
he said This must not be
What cried tho young man
After having once admitted the
crime do you now seek to deny it
Then hear me repeat It again and
rising his right hand ho emphasized
each word by pointing with his fore II
finger Murderer Cruel cowardly
cold blooded murderer I
The other man staggered as though
struck and supported himself with
one terombllng hand on tho back of
his chair
It Is false he said false I
am guiltlessIn thoughtIf not In
He spoke with difficulty add again
his hand was pressed to his side
What is that you say1 asked his
opponent who had not caught the
last words but who Involuntarily
lowered his voice In the uresenco of
such unmlstahlo physical weakness
What Is that you say he repeated
And how can you deny aught In tho
face of this confession which I hold
in my hand 1 And he shook tho
envelope In his face
This action stirred the other power
Give It me he cried I com
mand I Injplore That confession
though how you know It be such
I cannot tellIs sacred Or no
with a sudden change keep It and
read It after I am dead I I am a
dying manno hear me out Not
long ago an eminent physician utter
ed my sentence He gave mo a year
to liveII year that Is If I kept my
self free from all excitement and re
ceived no sudden shock Tonight I
fool has reduced my term of exist
ence to days or hours It Is not for
myself that I ask thisIt is for my
He had touched the one responsive
chord Ted laid the envelope which
contained tho secret down upon the
II I consent to spare you the pun
ishment due to tho deed he said
slowly I must first know all Your
written confession to be perused after
death willnot satisfy me How shall
I know then that you have not lied
I must have It from your own lips
now or
And have you not already had It
from my own lips exclaimed Mr
Ferrers with sudden passion Havo
I not declared to you that I am not
your fathers murderer Am I not
ready to swear it however much ap
pearances may be against me I
swear I never murdered him The
young man put his hand to his head
Do you deny that you aro the man
who wrote the letter which summon
ed my father to Doveror that you
are the other passenger who traveled
by the 430 train and occupied a com
I I i o
a L
Cruel cowardly I coldblooded murderer
partment In the fourth carriage from
the engine
Tho other man bent his head I
do not deny It
And you deny that tho bullet that
was discovered In the padding of the
same compartment which the fire
only partially consumed was dis
charged from the one empty chamber
of the revolver which lies yonder
I do not deny It was the same
monotonous answer
Then tell me cried the young
man In a frenzy tell me whose
was tho hand that fired that shot
Mr Ferrers raised his head and
answered clearly and without hesita
tion Mine
The effect of I the answer was elec
Whatlu a tone that thrilled
through the heareryou admit all
this and yet in the same breath
deny that you killed my father
I never denied that I killed him
was tho calm reply of the elder man
as his eye encountered that of his
Inquisitor without flinching r ad he
seemed to have cast aside for tho
moment all agitation and alarm
Edward Burritt tried to frame the
next question and failed His lips
moved but no voice proceeded from
them until
Liar he muttered hoarsely with
his eyes glaring to try and fool mo
like this How can you have killed
my father and yet not be his mur
Because said the other I shot at
his own request
The Narrative
These remarkable words were fol
lowed by another silence during
which the younger man seemed turn
ed to stone and the other who ap
peared completely exhausted by the
strain of tho last few minutes let
himself fall back Into his chair and
breathed heavily
Then tho first recovering himself
and speaking In a hoarse strange
voice which even to his own ear
sounded unnatural asked
What do you mean What horrible
story Is this What foul He
The other man pointed to tho let
ter lying on the table between thorn
Head It ho said with an effort
and oven as he spoke those two
words the greyness began to return
nnd deepen and his face seemed to
fall in
Thus adjured Ted stripped off the
outer cover
Within were several sheets of pa
T gas
per eorerod with writing In I la
hyivy scrawling hand which Ft ry
taw weN I
I arrived In England on the 1
of April after having been i Pv
twenty years The reasons for yt
prolonged absence I do not
props r
enter Into at length Suffice Ittel
that I had committed an act I
brought me within reach of th6 i
and but for the Influence of frlhl
I might have expiated the detd
Reckless extravagance belting
gambling with a mad attempt 1oJ t
cover my position by speculating i
money which was not my t1
brought me to this shameful r t l
The matter was allowed to 1
overto bo hushed upand the e
al SUm made away with was r h
burled But I was a ParIahan
cast shunned and despised bjj
but one One friend stood by
one man still gave me help ot I r
countenance and extended tho
hand of fellowship towards me j f
he was my old friend Silas Em
He alone was there to bid me I f
well as I loft England a dlsg tr
man He alone bade me hope for I n
ter things and look forward toS
trievlng tho failure of the past ln
promise of tho future So I seti
for America with tho expressed ji
solve of not returning until na 1
years had elapsed and those rs
were acquainted with my shag
history wore either dead or else k 1
forgotten It and mo
At last the term of years whit
had set as the limit of my volunli
exile having all but expired I n r
tured to return I lingered puri
ly 1 on my Journey so that where
landed at Dover It was twenty yrt
to the very day I had first set E
At Dover I waited the arrival
my old friend
Ho came and the meeting was
painful one on both sides
After so long a parting there i
a senso of restraint between us B I
as there could hardly have failed
be But after a while this feels
became less noticeable We had moo 0
to say and I for my part had mll +
questions to ask and much to lesva A
One thing I did learn tho most Nt l ttolil
portant of all which was that IV
one exception I might consider
self free from the fear of any 1
nesses of tho past appearing I n
blight the prospects of the future
It was agreed that I should sp
the next night under his roof 4
make the acquaintance of his Vi
and family and wo agreed to tra
by that Illfated train known as
430 express
To be continued 4
Savage Han forlpplng Now the Fad
English Society Fadj
I have made up my mind absolute 1
to shako hands no more Tho stup
custom never appealed to me butl O 6 1
have complied with it hitherto It t Ni
order to avoid hurting peoples feeJer
ingsNow feellt j
Now that the grip has becon itw
fashionable however I shall have I ter
bo callous After an it Is far belle t > 81a
oat I should hurt someones feclln j
a little than that they should hurt ay i
hand a great deal a
At a reception I attended the othsj
night there were three acquaint
of mine sitting In a group I went
to them and shook hands all round
The first man ground together JM
my knuckle bones The seco
squeezed my fingers until they list
reduced to a mere pulp The tilt II
not to be baulked twisted my w
and almost Jerked my elbow out of t
I cursed them root and branch a i
hurried away to the far end of
room When I looked back they we i
regarding each other with
mouthed astonishment I could
that they had meant well the sif
fashion was to blame
A few years ago you will reme
her It was considered rather SB
to hold your hand high In tho air i
wave It to and Ito In gentle conk
with tho hand of your acqualntaBtc
That fashion too was Idiotic cnoujig
but It was infinitely more clvlllf
than this furious Insensate grlpg
Made Speech to Amuse Wife a
A great many speeches have her t
delivered In tho house of represcnliB
tlves without any apparent excused jl
all so the Now York member who
spoko merely to entertain his wilt
undoubtedly had ample Justifications
The New York member was In ttij
gallery with his wife but the lad 1
grew tired of tho humdrum proceed
ings and announced her Intention rfg
departing Ho coaxed her to stab b
but she was insistent until her hut t
band mado a proposition
If you will stay an hour he prosfj
Ised I will go down on tho floor and i
make a speech
She agreed to stay and tho NeJ
York member kept his promise mal
lag In fact a very creditable argu t
ment about something in which bl
had not the slightest interest
Might Be Worse
Blffbang They say Meeker leads f j
regular dogs life at home I
Cumsoc Unhappily married I s u p
pose 1
Blffbang Woll not exactly but hw
wife shares her affection equally bt
tween him and her poodle 1 t
Brief But Pointed
Say pa queried little JohnnY
Bnmpernleklo whats a fool idllorr j
A foolkiller my son replied
Jd man Is the gun he ilowa In

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