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ME HOUR MINER. Hj J AS. T. JAKKMAN, mmmmgrnr. H MRHCUn. UTAH. I UTAH STATE NEWS." H Wnr Is being mado on tho Blot ma Bj chines In Ogdcn. H St. George has been enjoying flno H weather, with no snow, nnd men out H of doors in their shirt fclcovos. H Tho Indications at tho oil well at H Jit. Pleasant point strongly to early H and very satisfactory results. H In a train wreck near BnBeom, olgh- H ty miles cast of Ogdon, .Too York, a H passonger, was fatally injured. H A lono bandit held up n street car H in Salt Lako City, Saturday 'night, H and relieved tho conductor of $20. H During tho past year thcro wcro 390 H cases of smallpox In Salt Lake City, H all of whom recovered oxcept two. H Tho troops stationed nt Fort Doug- H las havo been ordered to bo In readl- H" noss to go to Panama on short notice. H Thcro were 3G2 cases of typhoid H fovor reported In Salt Lako during tho H past yoar, thcro being 21 deaths from H tho disease. H Sprlngvllle Is jubilant over tho com- H plctlon of tho new electric light plant, H which has been erected by tho city at H a cost of $150,000. H John Crosby, nged 14, employed in H Mlno No. 2, nt Sunnysldo, was killed H on tho 2nd, being run ovur by a trip H of loadod coal cars. H Whilo coasting In Salt Lako City, H John Wlscom, nged 9, and Fred H Thorno, nged 10, ran Into a tclagrnpli H polo, and both wcro Borlously injured. H Sliorlff Froyd, of Iron county, has H this year collected $S93.42 in fcos in H (tho dischargo of tho duties of his of- H flco. Tho shorlff's salary Is only H Josoph D. Mclntlro, n woll known H railroad man residing nt Ogdcn, wns H killed near Lucln. last wcok, tho sup- H position being that ho fell from tho H H A young man named Charles H Hughes of Salt Lake, but who was H visiting friends in Pnradlso, had his H thigh broken through being kicked H by a horse. H It Is reported Hint on tho dosort H about Modonn nnd other plncos sheep- H hordors nro amusing thomsolvcs by H shooting horses. Frank Hyatt had a H valuable maro and two colts shot out H thoro rccontly. H Tho Utah Sugar company tendered H tho employes of tho I.ohl factory nnd H Its Bovornl cutting stations a com pi I- H montary ball In tho Apollo at Amorl- H can Fork on tho 30th. Over 400 lnvl- H tatlons woro issued. H Tho fees received In tho offlco of H tho secretary of stato during tho year H 1003 amounted to $I9,198.GG. With H tho oxcoptlon of tho two provlous H yonrs, Uils Is tho largest amount talc- H en In slnco statehood, H Tho death penalty imposed upon H James Lynch for tho murder of Colo- H ncl Godfroy W. Prowso in tho Sheep H Uanch gambling houso, In Salt Lako H City, has bcon commuted to Ufa im- H prlsonmont by tho stato board of par- H Tho now superintendent of Moth- H odlsm In Utah to succeod tho Rov. J. IH L. Lolllch has bcon elected. Ills H namo is Harry Talbot, who Is at pros- H ent locatod at Portland, Ore, where H ho is pastor of tho First Methodist H church. H Frank Itoso, tho Salt Lako barber, H who murdered his wlfa on Christmas H day nnd loft Ills 2-year-old child nlono H nnd without food for two days In tho H blood-stained bed with Its doad moth- H or, declares ho will placo no obstacle H In tho way of tho law, mid is ready to H pay tho penalty. H Tho 3-year-old son of D. A. Williams H of Mounds station, wns fatally burned H on tho 1st. Tho child visited tho H camp of a freight outfit noar his homo H and in soma manner his clothing bo- H camo ignited from tho ombors of a H camp flro. H As tho result of a collision with a H tolcgraph polo whilo coasting down a H hill in Salt Lako City, Tommy Dowon H may dlo and Ooorgo Laux is badly cut H about tho faco, whilo sovcral others H who woro on tho bob-sled woro badly H shaken up. H Tho Itodes and Dushman families H of Lohl hold a joint reunion last-woolc H In tho opera houso. At the banquet Hj fifty-Ught sat down to tho Rhodos HH tables, forty-uino to tho Bushman KB tables and besides theso th era woro about thirty Invited guoats. THE CANAL QUESTION PRESIDENT EXPRESSES HIS VIEWS TO CONGRESS. Makes a Specific Denial That This Government Planned the Revolu tion on the Isthmus. ' Tho sonnto's llrst sosslon following tho holiday recess, held on Monday, wns dovoted cntlroly to Pannmn. Pres ident Hoosovolt sent n messago on tho subject which was received with great Intorcst. Discussion continued throughout tho day, spoeches being mndo both In dofonso of nnd against tho policy which hnd been pursued. Mr. McComas defended tho presi dent and asserted that his action would stand If tested In court. Mr. Stewart of Nevada sovcrely criticised the Bogota government for its selfishness of nctlon in provontlng construction of tho cnnnl. Mr. Morgan of Alabama stated his proforonco for tho Nicaragua routo and maintained that tho prcsont courso of tho administration was bronklng down tho established policy of tho United States regarding neu trality. President Roosovolt's mossago to congross was In rogard to tho part taken by this country in recent events on tho Isthmus of Panama. After ro 1 vlowing tho ontlro mntter, and Justi fying tho courso this country has tak en in- tho promlsos, mnklng n specific denial that this government planned tho revolution on tho Isthmus, tho prosldont says: "In conclusion let mo ropoat that tho question actually beforo this gov ernment Is not that of tho' recogni tion of Pnnama, as an Independent ro public That Is nlroady an accom plished fact. Tho question, and tho only quostlon, is whether wo shnll or shall not build an isthmian canal." President Itoosovolt transmits with j his messngo copies of tho latest notes 1 from tho mlnlstor of tho republic of Panama to this government nnd of cortaln notes which hnvo passed bo- twoon tho special envoy of tho ropub Up of Colombia nnd of this govern ment. llfv. Kdwnrd Kvorott Halo, tho nowly elected chaplain of tho senate, clad In (lowing black Silk clerical robes, occupied tho chair of tho pre siding olllcor Just prccodmg tho ses sion, nnd on tho body being called to order offered n stirring invocation. At tho opening of tho houso tho chnplnln prayed for peaco between Japan and Hussln. Tho resignation of Mr. McClollnn of Now York was announced. No quorum could bo obtained upon a voto on a resolution to investigate cortaln chnrgos mado by tho fourth assistant postmaster general, and tho houso adjourned. Porto Ricans Are Not Aliens. In nn opinion by Chief Justlco Ful ler, tho BiiproTfcourt of tho United States has duBl that citizens of Porto Itlco aro not aliens of tho Unit ed States, and tjit they are entitled to enter this country without obstruc- SEASON OF PEACE ON EARTH From tho Chicago Dally Tribune tlon. Tho opinion wns dollvorcd In tho enso of a Porto Wean woman, I Gonzales, who, in 1002, was rofuscd admission to tho port of Now York j on tho ground thnt sho was likely to bocomo a public charge Tho decision wns based ontlroly on tho Immigra tion act of 1891, nnd took tho ground thnt tho Porto Klcans swear nllo glnnco to tho United Statos, nnd to no other govornmont. GravelleH the Blackmailer, Sentenced to Ten Years In Prison. Isaac Gravollo, convicted of send ing threatening letters to tho North ern Pacific company, wns sentenced ut Holonn, Mont, on Monday last to ton yoars In tho penitentiary nnd to pay a flno of $5,000. This Is tho max imum ponalty of tho crlmo. Gra vollo will bo tried for burglary noxt. Thoro nro four Informations remain ing against him and basis exists for twenty-flvo actions. If convicted of burglary tho dynamiter may bo sen tenced for life. It Is ofllcliflly announced in view of roports current abroad of ronowed nt- tacks on the Jows at Klshonoff that the city nuvor was quictor than at prcsont NEAR THE DANGER LINE 'From tho Philadelphia Inquirer. JAPANESE PRESS URGING OPENING OF HOSTILITIES. War Regarded as Inevitable at Toklo, While Chinese Cruisers Are Pre paring for Active Service. War with Russia Is regarded In Toklo ns unavoidable, and tho pross Is urging the Imnicdlnto oponlng of hostilities. All tho banks nro withholding funds, nnd It Is bollovcd this is the result of olurlnl Instructions. Tho government has comploted and per fected nrrangoments for tho transpor tation of trcops nnd suppllos, and tho people cnlmly nwalt developments. Tho continued dissemination of optimistic views from Uorlln causes gcnulno surprlso nnd rogrct In Toklo. A cnblo from Shanghai says: Chi ncso cruisers hero nro preparing for actlvo service. They nro taking on board nnimuritlon nnd suppllos. They will remain hero for orders. CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER Theatre Owners and Building Com missioner Under Arrest. Formally charged with man slaughter, Managers Will J. Davis and Harry J. Powers of tho Iroquois theatre, Chicago, with City Rulldlng Commissioner Williams, wcro on Sat urday held under bonds of $10,000 each. Arthur B. Hull, whoso family per ished In tho lire, and who was tho complalnnnt, was present when tho two theatre managers and tho city , ofllclal underwent tho ordeal of fnc i Ing tho chnrges. Tho hearing of tho cases was sot for Jan. 12. Alleged Hypnotic Murder. Paris Is deeply Interested In tho nl- ! loged hypnotic murdor of a woman namod Chappuis, 01 years old, whoso surviving relatives include- Leon Grosso, nn oporatlng conductor; , Lluotonant Glradot of tho army, nnd M. Toutnln, a bank otllclnl. Tho nolghhors of tho Chappuis woman woro n family named Martin, consist ing of husband nnd wife, who aro Spiritualists. It Is allowed that Mme. Martin obtained a commanding Infill onco over Mmo. Chappuis, with tho result that Mme. Chnpnuls mado a will In hor favor, cutting oft hor nat ural heirs, after which sho died. Panlc-Strlcken -People Struggle to Get Out of Burning Hall. An explosion wrecked tho hotel and hall of Joseph Galalda. nnd more or j loss seriously Injured thirty persons I nt Kaosby, four miles from Wood I bridge, N. J., whilo tho St John Be- novolcnt society was celebrating its ' annlvorsary by a dance. Thoro wore j about COO lu Uio hall, ajid ono of tho two oxlts was closed by tho wreck age Tho pooplo becamo panic strlckon nnd fought to got out, many being trampled on and seriously injured. Chicago Theatres Closed. Mayor Harrison has ordered tho closing of ovory theater in Chicago without exception until It hns been doflnltoly ascertained that thoy aro not violating any city ordinances. This is supplementary to tho mayor's order of last wook, v' ich closed sev enteen theatres. In jsuing tho order tho mnyor mndo tho unqualified state ment, that thoy wore all 'violators of tho city ordinances and thnt nono would bo pormlttod to open its doors again until It nbsolutoly compiled with ovory requirement of tho ordinances. Rioters Smash Windows. j Riotous scenes marked tho street enr strlko in nioomlngton, Ills., Sun- day. Windows In six enrs wcro smashed by missiles thrown by strlko sympathizers who congrogntod sev oral hundred strong at various points along tho lino. J. Knocks and G. R. Morris woro dragged from tholr cars and sovoroly beaten. Tho mayor ad-, mlU that ho is not ablo to cope with ( tho situation nnd Prosldont Domongo of tho street car company nnnounccs that ho will request tho mayor to ask for militia. , Chicken Bone Mends Leg of Boy. James Lonnhan. an olovon-ycnr-old boy of Cincinnati, was run down by a freight train last summer and both of his logs woro badly crushed. Ono log refused to knit, nnd ns a last re sort tho shin bono was chiseled down nnd a plooo of chlckon bono grafted on to It Tho boy loft tho hospital Sundny, and "whilo his leg is not so strong as tho surgeons hoped, ho U aMo to get about with tho aid of a crutch, and thoro aro hopes that tho bone will eventually becomo entirely knit I MURDERED BY YOUNG BANDITS. California Stcned to Death by Three- Boys From Reform School. Tho mystery surrounding tho death of Ansel Lewis, whoso body wns found near Banning, Cnl., on Thanks giving day, has been cleared up. Ho was murdered by three boys, accord ing to stories told by ono of them, who hnd 03capcd from tho Whlttier reform school the day provlous. . , , John Schofield, CornoHus Crowley and Frank Ritchie escaped from tho reform school tho day before Thanks giving. On Friday last Schofield re turned to tho school, gnvo himself up and, becauso ho was consclonco stricken, told of the murdor of Lewis. Ho snys that while Rltchlo and Crow- I ley ongnged Lewis In conversation, ono of them walking on either sldo of I tho victim, Schofield dropped bohlnd, secured n heavy stono nnd, slipping up behind Lowls, struck him a blow on tho head with It. Lowls fell from tho blow, but was only stunned. When ho attempted to get up tho thrco boys, according to I Schoflold's story, fell upon him and, ' with stones, beat out his brains. They then robbed tho dead man's clothing, ! divided tho booty nnd separated. FRANCE EXPECTS WAR. ! Possibility of a Conflict With Great Britain. Tho rumors of war continuo to fly thick nnd fast, and tho general Im pression in Paris Is thnt tho conflict between Russia and Japan cannot bo dolaycd much longer, nnd that whon it comes it will glvo tho impulso to a war in which pinctlcnlly all tho pow ers of Europe will bo involved. At tho navy yards In Toulon n forco of many thousand men are working night and day, nnd In a month tho wholo French nnvy will bo ready to I moot any cmcrgoncy. i Though tho friendship between Franco and ICnglnnd Is apparently gaining strength overy day, thoro Is nn undercurrent of uncasinoss, nnd occasionally words or acts of tho French government show that oven In official circles tho possibility of a conflict with Great Britain as tho ally of Japan is being considered. I LONG RECORD OF CRIME. , Summary of Train and Stage Rob- I berles for Past Fourteen Years. I Tho' Cincinnati Express Gazctto, In , Its Janunry Issue, gives tho following summary of train and stago robberies ' committed In tho United Statos dur ing 1903, together with tho record for tho past fourteen years: Total num ber of trains held up In fourtcon years, 311; total numbor of pcoplo killed, 99, nnd tho number of peoplo Injured (shot), 109. Tho number ot trains hold up In 1903 wns 13, as com pared with 22 last yoar. Tho numbor of stago robberies In 1903 was G, whilo that of last year was 7. This year's record shows that no passon- , gors or trainmen were killed by rob- 1 hers, but thoro woro elx wounded. Last year ono was killed and thrco wounded. Ono robbor was killed in 1903, ns compared with thrco killed . last year. Mexico to Adopt Gold Standard. ' A plan for reforming tho currency of Moxlco hns been prepared by tho fifth sub-commlttco of t a national monetary commission. Tho commis sion advised that in ordor to obtain stability or flxlty of international ex chango tho govornmont should bo ad vised by n monetnry commission to adopt a monotary system based on . tho gold standard. Tho commlttco i doca not recommend tho immedinto i adoption of the gold standard, but rather creating a systom vory similar 1 to that which tho United Statos gov 1 ernmont has put In operation In tho . Philippines. Prison a Good Place for Him. 1 Dr. Charles O. Rico, who was ac- quitted of murdor by tho Jury at Puoblo, Colo., after a sonsatlonal trial, has boon arrested on charges of In sanity nnd confined ici Woodcroft sanitarium, and an Inquest on his modlcal condition will bo held. Rico, whilo In a stato of wild Intoxication on Octobor 7th, killod Pollcoraan Martz. Tho Jury states that under tho instructions of tho judgo thoy could glvo no other vordlct thnn that of acqullial on tho ground of insanity. Death Ends His Troubles. Adolph Krug, former city treasurer of Seattlo, who beforo tho expiration of his term of offlco In 1894, was con vlctod of ombczzllng over $100,000 of tho city funds, was found dead on Fri day, Coroner Kcilan of Kitsap coun ty says heart disease was tho cause Krug was sentenced, on conviction of his crime, to s iven yenrs In the stato ponltontlnry, Ho sorved thrco years and was paroled and afterward par doned, since which tlnio he has been engaged in tho saloon business.