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Forty-third YearNo. 311-Prlce Five CenU. OGDEN CITY, UTAH, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 26, 1913. Entered as Second -ctaai Matter at the Pestofflee, Ogden, Otan.
Blizzard Rages in New York
Much Damage on At
lantic Coast.
Highest Combers in Years
Break Over Pacific Coast
Ocean Park Suffers.
New York, N. Y . Dec 26. New
York and northern New Jersey sui
fered today from a combination 01
wind, rain and tide, incident to .1
storm which began last night and In
creased in fury near dawn Two bar
ges, broken from their tow, 9ank near
the Forked River N J . life saving
station with a possible loss of ten
lives. Seabrlght. N J , was partl
Inundated, man fishermen s smacks
destroyed, hotels undermined and the
central railroad of New Jersey put
out of commission. Small craft hero
and there broke away from theli
moorings and were damaged or led
A car float ran amuck in the East
river, sinking eight motorboats. anc
the Erie station at Jersey City was
How many, if any, perished in the
sinking of the barges will be deter
mined only when the ldentitv ot the
craft is established. Owners of the
tug Edgar of the Luckenbach, report
ed that Bhe was slowly coming into
the harbor minus two barges which
Bhe had been towing. Each had a
crew of five aboard.
A driving rain in (he storm belt
gave way to snow for a time this
Highest Tide In Years.
Los Angeles, Cal . Dec. 26 The
. . . A K -, kmnL'
nignest liue in ers, luyj'vu u,cun
ers that rolled far inside the high
water mark, carried away and wreck
ed dozens of launches and yachts an
chored off the beach at Venice, a sea-
, side resort, today, swept three ocean
front residences from their founda
tions and destroyed an automobile
Much damage vas wrought all
along the 6hore from Venice north to
Santa Monica One of the piers at
Venice was dangerously weakened.
L and near Santa Monica great holes
were torn In an automobile road that
ordinarily Is high above the tide line.
The tide measured seven and a half
feet, and it is predicted It will be
higher tomorrow.
Now York, N. Y, Dec 26 The
Forked River. N. J. life saving sta
tion, reported toda that three barges
sank about three-quarters of a mile
o't that station this morning
Whether others were ou board the
bargeB, the life savers could not de
termine, but If their crews were not
taken off before the vessel sank, they
have been drowned. The barges were
not identified, nor was there any slgr.
ot the tug from which they presum- j
ably broke away during the storm A
imall metallic life boat such as Is
usuallv carried bj tugs, and bearing
the name "Undaunted." drifted asnore
from the wreckage
The tug Edgar of the Luckenbach
which left Delaware breakwater the
day before yesterda . with two bar
pes in tow. arrived off Sandy Hook
this afternoon, minus the barges. Her
owners feared that the barges thai
sank near Forked River belonged to
the tug. They had a crew of ttn
Blizzard Is Raging
Syracuse, N Y , Dec 26. Syracuse
and the outlying districts are planket
ed todav with a neavj snow. The first
real blizzard of the winter Is raging,
interfering with telecraph wires and
trolley service.
Rochester, N. Y Dec. 26. A bliz
zard which rnged all nlgbt and con
tinued with less violence this morning,
paralyzed street traffic in this city
Cleveland, Dec. 26 Several persons
were Injured and a score were buried
In wreckage this morning when a
shelter house on the public square was
blown down by the high wind which
accompanied the snow here The Bhel
ter house was crowded with persons
waiting for street cars when the
crash came.
Storm Does Much Damage.
Seabrlght, N J.. Dec. 26. The storm
which ragod along the northern New
Jerrey coast early today left a trail
of wreckage on the meaches for
miles Seafarers were warned in
time to seek safety, but the heavy
storm washed away houses, under
mined streets and furrowed bulk
heads. The fishermen of seabrlght were
the worst sufferers. Many who lived
T iu huts near the beach were home-
loss today and found shelter In the
.'I town hall and In vacant buildings.
Ocean Park. Cal., Dec. 26 Two
twenty-foot breakers tumbling In on
the crest of too season's highest tide,
broke over bulkheads guarding the
strand today and nearly drowned be
tween SO and 40 men and women who
, were breakfasting in the basement
grill of a fashionable hotel.
The combs swept over all barriers,
smashing in windows and fell upon
the guests at tho tables. Waiters and
guestB got out before, the second wnvo
dashed in, but a few minutes later
there was several feet of water iu
(be grill.
Sevr-1 blocks of the cement shore
line tsdthead wore washed out.
Dispute Being Waged as to
Who Shoud Bury the
Big Labor Battle in Calumet
Forgotten in Grief Over
Gruesome Horror.
Calumet. Mich.. Dec. 26 While foi
separate investigations of Calumet !
Christmas tree disaster. In which 72
persons, most of them children, were
killed were being made today and a
dispute was being waged as to who
should bur the dead, peacemakers
were at work In a supreme effort to
bring about an end to the copper mine
strike in this region.
Over the bodies of the little ones
the leaders of the peace movement
hoped to see an end to the labor
strife which has torn the Calumet cop
per district for several months.
United In their grief over the snuff
ing out of so many lives, the warring
factions, mine operators, guards ano
strike breakers and the stricken uni
on miners and their friends gave no
thought to the big labor battle thai
Indirectly Is blamed for the most grue
some horror In the history of Calu
mot There was still a dispute over
whether the offer of the Citizens' Ai
llance. an organization that has been
considered hostile to the strikers, to
defray all the burial expenses, would
bo accepted. Officials of the We3i
ern Federation of Miners declareJ
that the offer would be spurned
VA e will care for our own dead'
was the response to the alliance
The feeling; of hostility was not so
marked today when It was seen that
the citizens of Calumet and other clt
les in the strike district were earnest
in their efforts to raise funds for the
stricken families.
Alarm Started in Hall.
Chicago, 111. Dec 26. Miss Grace
McArron of Calumet Mich., arrived in
Chicago from her home today and
said she knew positively that the
story of the man coming to the head
of the stairs and shouting "fire" in
the ball, where more than aeventj
persons were trampled to death, was
not true.
"The alarm was started right i.i
the hall." said Miss McArron "A
little blaze started on the Christmas
tree and someone In tbe hall cried
fire. The cry was immediately ta
ken up bv others, and there was a
mad rush for the doors''
Selection of Federal Reserve
Board and Special Address
Main Work.
Personel to be Decided After
Careful Scrutiny of Past
Pass Christian, Miss.. Dec 26 Pres
ldeut Wilson today mapped out a pro
gram erf recreation for his visit here
He will sleep at least nine hours
each night After breakfast he will
motor to tho Mississippi Country
club, 13 mlleB away, for a game ot
golf with his physician. Dr Cary T.
rason. U. S N At noon bo will
dispose of whatever Important letter
Ot telegrams may reach him from the
White House and after luncheon will
take an automobile ride with his fani
lly, followed by a long walk The
president plans to spend the evenings
reading With this proportion ot
exercise and air. he hopes to get back
to vigorous health again
While the president will do little
official work there are at present two
things uppermost In his mind the ae
lection of members of the federal re
serve board, and the writing of a spe
cial address to congress on the rela
tlous of the government to "big busi
ness" and the trusts.
Of the choice of members of the
beard, which will put Into operation
the new currency system, there Is
little possibility that the president fi
nally will decide on any Individuals
but Will add to his tentative list of
names It Is virtually certain the
presldeut will use the Eame sifting
process he used when selecting cabi
net members, carefully scrutinizing
their previous affiliations
When the presldont returns to
Washington he probably will confer
with cabinet advisers and friends re
garding the personnel of the board
Those cloBelv associated with the
president believe there will bo no
nominations until the full sixty-day
period allowed by law for tbo selec
tions has about expired.
The president will probably make
a rough draft of his anti-trust address
v bile here and later submit It to
leaders In the campaign Those who
conferred with Mr. Wilson before he
left Washington, drew encourage
i ment for the ultimate establishment
of an Interstate trade commission to
i compl with requests for Information
made, by business concerns desiring
accurate details of what the Sherman
law permit or prohibit.
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Left to ripht : Mrs. Richard L. Metcalfe. Richard Metcalfe, Mr. and A mBHr'W' Jjfl
Mrs. Silas R. Barton.
The rn.ro for the governorship of Nebraska noxt year may be a H&W . "
regular family affair, with Richard L. Metcalfe, present governor of ApSl.
thr Panama ran-.il zone and a Democrat , pitted against Congressman Bffit BHHk mHwImBI
Silas R. Barton, n Republican Both men make do secret of the fact wjk MSS j
that they would like to be the state's chief executive. The wives of Tk A
both men are very ambitious, and each would like jto have the title of NbbbV -a- Mr sl
.first lady of Nebraska." c) Harrii & Ewinsr.
Cordon of Police Surround I
Riot District All Who
Pass Are Searched.
Rendezvous of I. W. W. Visit-1
ed and Lead Pipes, Clubs
and Weapons Taken.
Iais Angeles. Cal.. Dec 26. The
historic plaza district In the older
section of Los Angeles where a riot
among unemploved men resulted in
tho death of one man and the injur
of more than a dozen others late
Christmas afternoon, was practically
placed under martial law by the po
lice toda A cordon of patrolmen
surrounded the district, searching for
weapons all who attempted to pass,
while city detectives hunted through
the Mexican quarter nearby for Infor
matlon concerning tbe reported deatn
of two more rioters.
During the night the police raided
every restaurant saloon pool hall and
lodging house in the vicinity of the
plaza, taking into custody all who
were armed, or who showed signs of
having participated In the riot Dm
Ing their operations, the police vis
ited the rendezvous of I. W W mem
bers, where they claim to have touud
short lead pipes clubs and other
w capons.
The riot occurred late yesterday af
ternoon when the police attempted to
break up a street meeting attended by
nearly 1000 unemployed men. mOBtl)
forelpners, at which speeches inclt
Ing to violence were belns made
In the fight which ensued ' Rafael
Adames. a Mexican, was shot and ki'
ed bv Harn Koenlshelm. a patrolman.
Witnesses declared that Koenlgheloq
probably saved the lives of half a
dozen policemen by his action. The
officer admitted firing several shots
Into the crowd when ho saw a Mexi
can point a revolver at another pa
trolman. oo
Mexico city. Mexico Dec 26 Tbe
run on the Dank of London ami Mi x
Ico was in no way diminished today,
double lines of depositors extending
out Into the street for half a blot 1;
raymout on checks was restricted, ai
on previous da to "no pesos i .-pi
for pa rolls and other urgent re
quirements. W B Mitchell, (1ih manager of the
bank expressed confidence in the
ability of the Institution to weather
tho drain on it. He declared the
bank's financial condition was sued
thai If all deposits were paid out,
there still would remain .OO'i.nim p
S03 In assets
The run on the Bank of London
and Mexico was reflected, but in a
very minor degree, on the other banks
In the capital.
Thirty Thousands Words Of
fered in Proof of Insanity of
Hans Schmidt.
New York. N. Y . Dec 26 Hans
Sfhmidt's attorneys brought Into
court today hypothetical uue3tlons o't,
100 words long Thc expected to
spend more than two hours reading
these questions, this afternoon or to
morrow to the all. nlsls called by tne
state to prove that Hans Schmidt
as sane when he killed nna Au
Dr Carlos F McDonald, one of the
states medical experts, continued his
testimony at the murder trial today
Letter and Black Derby Hat
Clues Found in Room Oc
cupied by Bandit.
Los AtiRcles, Cal . Dec 26. Evl
deuce which It is believed will result
In revealing the Identity and career
of John Hostlck. the bandit, who held
up a Southern Pacific train and killed
Horace K Montague, a traveling pas
senger Agent; December 1. was found
today at the rooming house where
Bostick lived at the time of the crlmt-
The proprietor of the rooming
house said that the day aftt-r Bostlcls
register.'! he roc Ived a letter Irom
some town In Iowa with B picture oi
a hotel and the printed name "Bos
tick on the envelope.
Whether this was the name of the
hotel or Its proprietor was not known
The police an- trying to ascertain
whether the young bandit had accom
pill i b here.
Th black derbj which Bostick wore
When he robbed the train at Li Monte
was found In his room It was pur
chased in bicago and under the
swcalband was discovered foldeu
strips or ;i Chkapo newspaper, bear
ing the date Septi mber 5 In the
light of these discoveries, the police
i ndvano- the lln-ory that Bostick prob
j ably Is from Iowa, and that he came
j to California via Chicago but a few
i months ago
Vienna. Dec 25. Arch Duke Fred
o,'k, the richest member oi the Im
per'al family has made the nation a
magnificent Christmas gift. ha has
pin chased the Augustine Monastery
near tho Palace where his famous
Albertlna collection ,,i I'miou original
drawings and 200.000 engravings It
housed He intends to build on the
tite an adequate galler for the col
lection which date:, from the fifteenth
century ami Includes Durers Raph
aels, and Michael Augelo The gal
lcry will be for the use of tho nation.
Toklo, Dec. 26. The. Emperor today
I personally opened tho Japanese diet
Driver Runs Down Group of
Children and Goes on
Without Stopping.
Little Seven-Year-Old Girl's
Skull Fractured and
Body Crushed.
San Francisco, Dec. 26. After
ploughing through a little group of
three happy children, on their way
home, Christmas night, from a mov
ing picture party. J G Casnelll, chief
engineer for a manufacturing com
pany, did not stop his motor car and
did not see when he was arrested to
da' why he should have stopped
"1 knew 1 had hit one of the little
i girls," he said "but when l looked
I back I saw that somebody had picked
her up. I saw she was all right and
kept on."
The little girl is dying today. Her
skull was fractured and her body
crashed. She Is Carmela Sarra, sev
I en years old, and with her were two
guests, who were also Blightlv bruis
A search of the garages for a car
showing evidences of a collision led
to Casnelll. His arrest Is the second
In two days of drivers who ran per
.ioi;r. down and did not stop. John
W. McDermott. a bank teller, was
killed Christmas morning by n chauf
feur who dragged him 100 feet down
Market street hefore the machine
could tree Itself. Louis Kantor, a
professional chauffeur, was arrested
Over 400 National Banks and
Trust Companies Comply
With Law.
Washington D C. Dec. 26. More
than 400 national banks and trust
companies, representing every slate
and altnost every large city In the
country, have applied tor membership
In the federal reserve system of bank?
accordlug to an unofficial estimate
made today by tho treasury depart
ment. Applications have come so last thai
Officials hne been unable to keep
pace with them, but a careful count
and record ot the time When they
were received will be made todav
Hanks In New York. Chicago and Bos
ton have not applied In great num
bers for membership, but Secretary
McAdoo Is of the opinion toda lha;
their applications soon will be lorth
Mr McAdoo and Secretary of Agri
culture Houston, the organization
committee provided for in the law,
got down to hard work today on
plans for the division of the country
into reserve districts and the locution
of reserve banks An official an
nouncement of the plan is expected to
digbt or tomorrow.
Plate Glass Window Destroyed and Piano Perforated by
Buckshot From a Sawed-off Shotgun Guard Was New
on the Job, and Careless With Firearms Officers,
Had a Scare and Began to Think of
More Blackhanders.
Considerable excitement prevailed
in the vicinity of the home of Mrs
David Kccles on Jefferson avenue anJ
Twenty sixth street, when a shot from
a sawed-off shotgun rang out on tho
night air Christmas eve and visions'
'. the blackhand were recalled.
Sheriff DeVlne was hurried to tne
scene and he as somewhat pertuibed
over the situation until he InYOBtlga
ted As he made his way to the Ec
cles' home he began to fiRure out
the problem and wondered whether
the wrong man was In jail Had the
shot bepn fired by an unknown per
son, It might be evidence that the
ring leader of the blackmailers still
was at large, having determined to
disturb the holiday festivities of the
Kccles' people by a reign of terror
similar to that institute when an at
'lain was made to blow up with dy
namlte the home of L. R Eccles.
When the sheriff arrived at the
home he learned that the reulai
fcuard, W. W. Richardson, desiring to
Hpend Christmas evening at home, had
turned over his sawed-off gun to a
man named Miller, who evidently was
not accustomed to the use of a shot
gun tor he accidentally discharged It.
the buckshot passing through the
large plate glass window at the front
entrance of the home and lodging In
the piano and other furniture Inside.
Miller at first denied that he had
fired the shot, saying that he did not
know where it came from but an
examination of the room by the offi
cers convinced them that the shot was
,rom his gun Some of the shot were
taken frcm the Interior of the room,
which at this time Is only partially
furnished because of remodeling that
I .. r.ArrwA0 .1 A llV M 1 ' T i . f HI I 1 1 ft
to be th same as tho'e with which
the Miller shoteun was loaded and
the blank cartridge on the porch was
;ne same as that used in his gun
slur-.f: icYine became a little im
patient with Miller because of hl9
rather abrupt denials and he took
him to the county Jail where he de
talned him until morning When Mil
ler was released he told the officer
that be fit"' 1 i bo shot He was sit
in i - on the railing of the porch In
front of the w.nuo.v he .aid, when
he accidentally pulled tbe trigger
The damage to tbe plate glnss and
the piano will amount to mere than
J100, but 'he piano is not badly mu
tilated Mrs Eccles and her family are in
the east at this time where they will
n mam for the winter The home is
not being kept up. but one of the Ec
cles boys Is there at night The horn
was practically vacant on ChristmaJ
In a visit to California coast points
this winter the most Interesting fea
turn of the southland, by reason of Its
apparent solution ot things economic
and BOClali In the opinion of V v''
, Oillls of Ogden, is the Little Landers
colony at San Ysldro. 14 miles south
Of San Diego and one mile north of
the Mexican border Cooperative
colonies have been born and died na
tural deaths after short periods of
struggle all over the country in the
last few decades, but the Little Land
ers apparently are well along the road
to prosperity and their future is full
or promise, for with them co-opera-
! tion is uot a vital issue, but is a most
! Important essential to their well be-
i Inf Mr Cillls says:
The colony was founded fie years
I ago by a handful of pioneers who be
lieved" that a Ihing could be made
easllv on one acre of ground. An
acre and a living is their slogan, and
. while 1 was In an Diego the Little
Landers celebrated their fifth an
niversary with s conTention, at which
their gospel was spread and their ex
periences told
Men from all walks of lite make
! up the olony In all there are about
130 families living there at present.
There Is B retired minister, a depart
ment head from Marshall Field & Co.,
Chicago, several business men who
gave up their establishments to seek
health and Independence which the
life of the colony affords, quite a num
ber of men recruited from the better
trades nn.l one picturesque old man
of ?n wars, who declared that If he
could make s living for himself off
ol one sere Burelj the younger gene
ration should be able to do so Besides
these, there are a few families who
bad ample means to start out with
and are living there merelv because
the like the life and not because they
have to. The majorliy of the colon
ists are ritybred with no previous
gardening experience, and they had
only a couple of hundred dollars to
Man with There have been no fail
ures and no selling ou. because the
seller had gotten tired of the life.
All s' rts oi produce are raised
celery, rhubarb, small fruits and the
usual variety of garden truck. Some
of the colonist? have goue In for
chickens with phenomenal success, as
eggs are always sky-high In California
, and the Little Landers system of mar-1
'-"ting Insures een better than the
market price One man has, a herd
of goats and Is making a fine living
from the sale of goats' milk, there be
ing an active demand for Goats' milk
Is said to be a strength-builder of
merit. This man receives 25 and 30
cents a quart for all of this milk he
can market
The Little Landers have a store In
San Diego whete all their products
are sold. A man Is hired to manage It
and all receipts over and above ac
tual running expenses are returned
to the colonists pro rata. Going back
to the chicken business, all eggs are
sent to the store In cartons, marked
with the breed of poultry which laid
them, and the eggs are graded. That
is, they figure that White Leghorn
pullet eggs will weigh from 22 to 26
ounces to the dozen A fully matured
hen of the breed will produce egps
weighing from 21 to 28 ounces to the
dozen Other breeds of poultry lay
even larger eggs and the consumer
buys his eggs according to their av
erage weight The eges are sorted as
to color also and eah egg Is stamped
with a number according with the
ow'ner's name and also the date when !
the egg is laid It has been the de
sire of the colonists to sell eggs by j
weight only and not bv the dozen but i
one of them told me that the public
was not educated quite up to that
point vet, although he hoped that an- I
other year or so would make this plan
"The colony Is laid out so that at
every ion feet there will be a neigh
bbr when the tract Is settled com
pletely In the center of the tract is
a commodious clubhouse where all
meetings of a business or social na
ture are held and where there Is also
a dance hall, and sewing rooms for
thr w i, menfolk, where they may gath
er tor an afternoon of semi-social di
version In the clubhouse also are
phonographs, pianos and other musi
cal Instruments, and this place is the
center of all the social life of the
community. There Is a school house
and a church, but no Jail and there are j
no police, nor lawyers. I was told
that there had never been occasion In
five yenrs for the calling In ot either
an officer or an arbiter ot the law
The land is sold at a nominal fig- 1
ure and in the equable climate of
southern Californlana model frame
and canvas houses of three rooms can
he purchased for 1"5 Water for ir
rlcatlon costs JL25 per acre per
The colonists fairly exude con
tentment with every breath and af
ter the sordid strife for a right to live
which Is so characteristic of city life
j In southern t' allfornia. It Is witch a
; feeling of relief that one listens to
the enihiisfnstlp stories of th!r ay.
perienccs told by the Uttle Landers
And one is forced to ask himself if
these people ha.e not found a path
which leaJs to that mythical country j
"It has not been mv purpose, said
Mr Clllis, in telling of the Little Land- j
ers to advertise that country ip panic
ular or to persuade any one to go
! there but rather to propound the
I query hy cannot we have a Little
Landers colon in Weber coun'y? Na
tlirally, one reply would be that Weber
county Is not In California, where tbe
climate 8 conductive to the growing i
of crops the year round. But wait
Several years ago the leading paper
in Kansas City started a campaign In
the spring which would have as its
J result the answering of the question.
What will an acre produce'' I watched
! the course of events all summer as
1 chronicled b the new spuper and when
the last crop had been garnered from
the acre which won the prize it was
found that the plot of ground had pro-
duced, net. 1300 worth of crop. Two
men had tilled the ground. Surely this
was preity good for a summer's work
even for two men, and surely the
climate of Kansas Cltj Is no more
adapted to such results than U Og
den s J
There Is plenty of land around Og j
den sultalde to tlie launching of such
a colony, and the really only one great
essential is for some one ot our
wealthy men to do as was done at
San Ysldro stand back of the proj- t'
! ect with his means and counsel, help
j Ing the colonists over the rough places !
thereby bringing contentment and hap
j pjness to a few score families and
making of hlmsell an unconscious
philanthropist of the right stamp."
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Chicago, III . Dec. 2b. A final con jlfe
ference between Joe Tinker and the la
Federal league Is scheduled for late !H
todav according to the Chicago Dally & '
News Tinker said to have acknowi- (pi,
edged that he has been negotiating O
with the Federals for several days ij I
The terms offered the deposed man- H
Bg0r of the Cincinnati league by the $9
new league are said to be a three m
war contract at $12,000 a year with nf
an option on a block of stock to be '
paid for out of dividends.
In the course of the day It became
rumored that Tinker would sign with MB
the Federals at the afternoon meet- En
UU liflj
Rome Italy Dec. 26 -No additional K
bodies have been found In the ruins
of the fireworks factory destroyed by sm
an explosion at Torre Annunzlata yes-
lerdny Fourteen employes were kill- X
ed and five 4nl in lured by the gi
explosion. ijPj

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