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Forty-fourth Year No. 152 Price Five Cents. OGDEN CITY, UTAH FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 26, 1914. Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postottice. Ogden, Utah. KH
V Relief For Thousands of ttte Salem I
n.t Fire Victims Pours Into Stricken City
6f, Ten Thousand Employes Lose Homes, Personal Belongings
and Employment Loss to Mill Companies, Commercial
Houses, City Institutions and Churches Largely Pro
i tected by Insurance Assessors Estimate
Money Loss at $10,000,000. 1
City Government to Appropriate $100,000 for Relief Work
j0J Legislature to Take Prompt Action Noted Buildings
and Museums With Priceless Collections of Antiqui
ty ties Saved Militia Patrols City While Con-
flagration Burns Itself Out.
Salem, Ma6s., June 26. Relief for
i: 1 e thousands of sufferers from the
i great fire which wiped out B large
1Ul section of this cltj last ulght. poured
f in uust:nted measure.
JM. While the ruins of half of the cltj
)ur were still smouldering, actual want
bad brn met and steps taken for
business-like management of the slt
lTC uation.
5n The greatest loss has fallen on the
jfl. factor; employes. chiefly rrenoh-
Canadian and Poles. They comprise
a majority of the 10,000 who are
homeies and they have lost uot only
1 their homes and personal belonging.-: i
be but their employment. The loss to I
ji the m 1 1 companies commercial hou-
"J s city institutions and churches Is
ire protected to a large extent by Insur-
ance. The assessors estimate the;
' il money loss at $10, nun.
er. Three Persons Dead
, il The loss of life, so far as known.
,eU mat fttrioted to three persons:
; Ulra Jennie Cunningham, whose
body was recovered from her tene
ment home on Lafayette street,
eg -. auel P. Withey, burned to death
in his home on Prescott street, to
L which h.j had returned to save some
personal belongings after he had
ouce escaped.
S, third body, found in the mill dis
trict, but so badly burned that 11
11 w; s Impo sib'.c to determine the sex
11 City Adopts Relief Plan.
The city government met today and
adopted a relief plan This provided
for the establishment of three relief
stations and the transfer, for sani
tary reasons, of the homeless ones
from public halls and churches to
the tenu erected on the baseball
p?rk and the common. There will
be a tent colony of five thousand peo
' pe In the baseball park
resolution was considered by the
)l city government which would appro
I prfate lm.0MU for relief work. This
ft was referred '0 the head of the ft-
nance committee A rspresenta
i 1 of the, government assured the citv
government that the legislature would
. j , ., prompt at tiun
w Salem Mas? . Innn 26. The cod-
I -ration which laid wast.- morn than
a thousand buildings in the historic
tilv cf Balem waB burning itself out
City officials. after maklnu ;i care"
ful compilation of values, figured tbe
pp ,. at SlO.nOi it. The burned dis-
trict followed the lines of a rough
" semi Circle, three miles in length and
,r 11 varying In width from half a mile to
U1 inW ! b mile -nd a half.
mis 1 The charred hody ot a
ar god v oman, thought to be a Mrs
Cunningham was found in
the ruins of a tenement on Latayetu
-rr Btreet ( h-,st i" thousand persons
1 fourth of the city's population. err
made bomelese and thousands passec
Dlafet night in the open. Many bun
dredi were sheltered in schools
churches and public buildings in this
cltj and Beverly
Relief Plans Made
Betore tbe fire had been falrl.
I . checked, relief measures and ptani
PA il for rebuilding were under way t,o.
LO. rnor Walsh. Lieutenant Governo
W arry and SecreUrj ol State Done
i St. hue spent the night here The got
1 J ernot - announced that B( tents am
10000 rations would bp shipped ti
fSS it) at once He also Issued i
1 call tor a public meeting In Boetoi
1 to take further action.
11. n, the midst of the gloom cause
,0p 1 bj the staggering blotto the cltj
Rl residents found cause for thankfu
riess in the fact that the more noted
buildings and tbe museums, with their
priceless collections of a nttquiti'" p.
were spared The birth place of
Nathaniel Hawthorne, the "House of
Seven Gables" and the old customs
house were threatened for a time and :
the flames approached dangerously I
close to the Peabody museum and the
Essex institute, but none of these
structures was damaged
Militia Patrols City.
The militia summoned to a86isi In
maintaining order patrolled the
streets today Martial law was not
declared but no one was pi rmltted to
approach the fire swept area without
at pass. Only one attempt at looting
Tas discovered.
On the common and In open spaces
n, the outskirts of the city thousands
of refugees tried to find a little rest
during the night. Many stretched
themselves out on the grass; others
had managed to sae mattressee or
rocking chairs from tbeir burning
homes Little groups huddled togeth
er about piles of household goods.
Flames Rage Unchecked.
Frem '1 o'clock yeiterdaj afternoon,
when a terriffic explosion occurred
in the factory of the Korn Leather
company at Proctor and hJoston
streets, the flames raged practically
unchecked until midnight Tbe ex
plosion Is thought to have occurred
amone chemicals used in thp manu
facture of patent leather This rac
tory stood near the foot of Gallows
Hill. lamous as the hanging places of
witches in the ejrly colonial days, at
the western end ot the city
high wind carried the t lames
through the manufacturing district
and thence southeastward to tbe
heart of the city and across a thick
ly populated tenement district to thy
water front
Fine Homes Burn
A shift In the wind sent tbe fire
northward along Lafayette street,
where scores of the city's finest resi
dences were burned. The fire spread
out to another manufacturing center
on the shore of the harbor and de
stroyed large factories In the inter-
veiling area scores of business houses
were swept away. The Salem hospi
tal was among the buildlugs burnca,
but all the patients were rescued.
Greiit quantities of apparatus rrom
neighboring clue- assisted In fighting
the flames To the eastward tbo
flames burned themselves out at the
water's edge The final stand was
made near tbe Boston fc Maine rail
road station. Here several buildings
wer. dynamited ;mi the firemen at
last gained tbe upper hand, saving the
northeastern part of the cltj
A separate lire which the police
say was of incendiary origiu. destroj
' ; ed thirteen dwellings in North Salem
second ho(i was taken from the
! ruins" this forenoon but It was so
charred the sex could not be deter
, mined.
Prompt Relief Given
Prompt response was made to a
publh appeal for relief Issued by Gov
I ernoi Walsh. Hedrj C, Prick of Pitts
burg sent a check for $25 000.
Wagons and automobiles loaded
with food began to arrie from sur
rounding cities at da light and city
- officials supervised Us distribution
r wth the idea of best provdlng for
those in actual want
President Sends Condolences.
I President Wilson sent the following
D telegram to Governor Walsh:
& "J am sure I speak for tbe Amer
n lean people In tendering heartfelt
sympath to you to the people of the
i stricken city of Salem. Pan the fed
. eral government be of service In th
1 r-mergency?"
by g GLENWOOD 330
J Don't Miss Sunday's Big Games.
President Moyer Sends Order
to Local No. 1 of Western
Wrecking Crew of I. W. W. Is
Force Causing Trouble in
Big Copper Camp.
Butte Mont., June 26 Members
loyal to the Buttp local No 1 West
ern Fede,ration of Miners are ex
pected to reopen here today office
for transaction of the union's busi
ness President Charles II Moyer
if the federation who sought refuge
in Helena after the rior and destruc
lion of the miners' union ball here
Tuesday night, gave the order for
-eopening to bis followers
The union hall is such a wreck
thai a new building must be erected
aUd it i-- beheed that temporary of
fices Will be opened in one of the
buildings used by organised labor
Whether Mr. Moyer will attempt
to speak at Anaconda, thirty mtles j
from Butte, and then tonight a9 he
announced yesterday, could not be
learned definitely early today. May
or O'Brien, members of the smelter
men s union and citizens of Anacon
da, Bent Pre.-ident Mover a message
advising him not to come to Ana
conda, because Mayor O Brien feared
for Mover's personal safety. The
mayor promised the federation leader
protection but asked him to postpone
his visit until a more aubpiclous time.
The new independent union contir.
ued signing members So far 1,430
names, according to the union, have
been placed on the membership roll
The new union will hold its first
meeting next Tuesday
I W W Cause of Trouble
Helena, Mont. .Tune 2t". The
wrecking crew of the Industrial
Workers of the World Is the force at
work in Butte.'' asserted President
Charles H Mover of the Western
Federation of Miners, last night. "I
have positive Information that at
least 600 1 W W agitator.- have ar
rived In Butte within the last few
weeks. One hundred and forty of
them got off the train in Butte in one
Asked for an explanation of the
statement ot President McDonald to
the effect that the new union was to
be ridded of the 1 W W, element.
Mr. Moyer replied "That merely Is
a blind. The I W . W. has gone too
far in showing Its hand in Butte and
some of the Known agitators will drop
back Into tbe ranks in order to re
store public confidence in the so
called union The result, however,
will be the same They started In
to get me six years ago and. falling
In that, they are now determined to
get the federation.'
Moyer to Stay In Helena.
Mr Ifdyer said be had no Inten
tion of returning to Butte at the pres
ent 1 1 me
en! time
I am in touch with the Butte sit
uation here," he said, "and can ban
die it as well from here as if I
were on the ground An office will
be opened In Butte tomorrow morn
ing and a temporary secretarv will
be placed In charge. "
The president of the federation is
firm In the belief that a possible at
tempt on his life wa only averted
late today by the prompt action of
a deputy sheriff In arresting thro
men who had followed him about the
Cltj He said that be had been
warned of an attempt to assassinate
The three men were taken to the
county Jail and searched but nothing
incriminating was found upon them
The said they were tramps who had
Just arrived in the city and said they
had never been in Butte
As a precautionary measure to pro
tect the state's military stores In
any contingency that might arise,
armed guards have been placed hi
the Htate armory In Helena at which
a considerable quantity of arms and
ammunition are stored.
Montana Executive Wants
Federal Force to Be Near in
Case of Further Rioting.
Washington. June 26. Governor
Stewart of Montana today asked that
federal troops be transferred from
Fort Vancouver to Fort Missoula, in
order to be In readiness In case of
further trouble at Butte Senator
Meyers called at the White House to
present the governor's request He
stated conditions In Butte were un
I settled aud further outbreaks were
Miss Icy Wareham.
Miss Icy Wareham, who has sued Eugene Zimmerman, multi-millionaire
of Cincinnati and father-in-law of the Duke of Manchester, for $100,
000. charging he failed to keep his promise to marry her, says she has in
her possession a t umber of letters from Zimmerman which are so ardent
that thev almost melted her first name iff Sh lives in Long- Island, is
forty, and 6ays she met the millionaire some years ago in New York.
liable to occur at any time There i
are .o lederal troops In Montana, he
said, and In case of serious rioting it
would take too long to bring them
from Foft Vancouver for them to be
of any service.
President Wilson took the request
under advisement and later took it
up at the cabinet meeting
Baker, Ore.. June 26. If Sheriff
Edward Band, who five days ago
started on the trial of Ed. Fisher,
wanted in connection with the shoot
ing of Former Mayor Stewart of Cop
perfield. is not heard from b) today,
search for him win be institute. i bj
his deputies and friends
The sheriff, guided b Jaj Ballard,
a friend and companion of Fisher. Is
in a wild and desolate countrv but
there are telephones which he should
have been able to reach, and his forty-eight
hours' silence has caused
fear that he may have met with dis
aster. Stewart, the victim of the shooting
of which Fisher Is accused. Is past
the danger line and will recover
Cables Mother in Chicago, 4T
Shall Win Sure" Great
Crowd Is Expected.
Paris. June 26. Both Jack John
son, heavyweight champion of the
world and Frank Muran of Pittsburg,
challenge'!' for the title, finished their
training toduy and each of them de
clared himself in the best possible
condition for their contest tomorrow
night. "1 shall wiu sure." was the cable
giam Johnson sent to his mother in
' Chicago today, while h friend of Mo
.ran who visited him at bis training
quartan "t Injercl on the oise, said
j that the challenger was no less con
fident The advance sale of seats Indicates
there will be a great crowd at tbe
Velodrome d' Hlver when tbo fight
starts at half pit ten tomorrow ni-ht
It Is said that among those who have
purchased tickets are many women.
some of whom never miss an import
ant boxing match In Fans.
Poor to Receive Benefit.
The poor of Pari will realize a
good sum as a result of the Lontest,
as It Is calculated that the receipts
will reai h at least 1100,000, and, Ac
cording to the law. 10 per cent Ifl
added lo the price of each ticket fol"
the beuctlt of the poor.
Emphatic Declaration on Trust
Program Is Read With
Keen Interest.
Entire Missouri Delegation in
House Pledges Aid to Presi
dent in Fight.
Washington. June 21 President
Wilson a emphatic declaration of the
administration intention to go straight
ahead with Its antitrust program
, and place those measures on the sta
tute books of the country, with the
prediction oi unparalleled prosperity
i to follow, attracted widespread atten
j tion here today In congressional
circles especially the president's ut
terances were read with keen Inter
est While the president's speech was
j addressed lo members of the Virginia
Press association. It was meant for
the entire nation. It was regarded as
perhaps ihe most important message
the president has given to the busi
ness world and as bis final answer to
those who oppose the enactment of
I the anti-trust program at the present
session of congress
President Is Determined
The president spoke in no uncer
i tain terms and made It clear that he
was determined to push to a conclu
sion the tTUSl program He reviewed
the efforts of the administration to
carry out other features of Its pro
Igrajn (be tariff and the currency
I aw which be said was attended by
j fpnr of business disturbance. When.
, however, those measures finally te
came law. the feeling of uncertainty
1 was relieved.
In congress the belief was express
I ed that the president's announced at
titude would have tbe effect of ral
lyihg Memocrils to the plan lo dis
pose of the trust program This ne
'llef was further strengthened by the
, t:e ( thai the entire Missouri delega
tion in the hOUSe had pledged the
president thefV aid In his fight That
the president feels sure that congress
would complete the program at an
early dale was made evident in his
address to the cdltorr
The seiiSjte bsid before it again to
day the trade commission bill, 11 is
now the unfinished business before
that body.
Philadelphia, June 26. -Durlni th"
fourth Inning of the first game of to
,,. . s double bender with Washington.
Umpire (.'bill forfeited the game to
Philadelphia by 9 to 0 The trouble
arose over the manner in which En
gel, pitcher for Washington, deliv.
1 1 t-d Lilt ball.
' '; . :
Leading Dry Goods Firms, Jobbing and Commission Houses. L -: :
Organizations of Merchandise Creditors and Holders of I
Firm's Paper Come to Rescue of Great Establish- ;
ment Thousands of Banks Hold Company's j !
Outstanding Paper. j I : ..
Receiver! to Continue Business Subsidiary of Firm Files In-
voluntary Bankruptcy Counsel for Claflin to Oppose I I
Petition Note Holders in Session Merchandise
Creditors Call for Deposit of Claims United
Dry Goods Drops to 62 Castner-Knott
Dry Goods Company, Nashville Sub
sidiary Declared Solvent. I
New York. June 2C With ;issur-:
ances of co-operation from the lead
ing dry good firms, jobbing and com
mission houses, and the organization I
of merchandise creditors and ?the
holders of tbe firm's paper, John I
t'laflin today began the task of re
organization of the H, B. Claflin Co.. I
which went Into the hands of receiv
ers yesterday.
In a statement giving his reason
for the receivership, Mr. Claflin said
regarding possible reorganization,
that "a plan will soon be presentee'
which we hope win prove acceptable
to both creditors and stockholders.'"
The liabilities of the company arc
placed at $34,000,000, practically in
the form of commercial paper. The
assets are placed at $44,000,000, and
in addition John Claflin, it is stated
has pledged hla personal fortune o'
flO.O0O.OO0 Tbe outstanding paper
is held by thousands of banks
throughout the United) States and so
widely scattered as to prevent .i
financial strain in any one section
Meeting of Creditors
A meeting of the creditors to be
held In about ten days will determine
whether the receivership .-hall be
continued and If so, on what terms
they shall be allowed to borrow to
continue the business. At this
meeting a committee of creditors
may be selected to co-operate with
the receivers.
Subsidary Involuntary Bankruptcy
An Involuntary petition in bank
CJF was filed here today against the
Defender Manufacturing company ot
this city, makers of underwear, a sub
sidiary of the H B. claflin company,
which failed yesterday. Receivers
in equity proceedings were appointed
at the time of the Claflin failure,
but it was contended that the com
pany was solvent. Creditors now
seek to have It adjudged bankrupt
Counsel for the Claflin interests. It
is understood, will oppose the peti
tion. Members of the note holders' pro
tective committee appointed yester
day to safeguard the Interests of
banks having some $30,000,000 of
Claflin paper, went Into session to
day. Merchandise Creditors Claims
A C Drew, secretary of the mer
chandise creditors committee, esti
mated today thai merchandise credit
ors have claims of about fL'.OOO.OOn.
"It is our earnest hope." he said, "that
merchandise creditors will deposit
claim- with out committee at the
earliest momenl Immediate co-operation
Is essential to produce sat
lafactory results. In -dsn of the
public importance of this matter this
committee has consented to repre
sent creditors without cost to them.
During the early trading in the
-tock market there were four sales
of United Dry GOOdl preferred, each
amounting to $ioo shares. The first
was at M 1-4 the second at 64. th
third Si 68 nd the fourth at 62.
At the close of the market yesterday
the stock was quoted at 65.
The L'nlted Drj Goods companies
lmo 8 tock control of the H. B Claf
lin company
Tennessee Store Solvent.
Nashville. Tenn , June 26 The
Caatner-Knot! Drs Gooda company
of Nashville, one of the H B Cla?
Iln company stores, which filed a
voluntary petition In bankruptcy yes
terday is solvent, accordine to rep
resentatives f the company.
The action was taken here for the
purpose "f continuing the local bust-
ncss without interruption under the
rci eiverahlp-
Sacramento Cal., June Inter
marriage, of whites with Ja'panes
Hindus and other Orientals, was de
fended yesterdaj bj F'rof Fran; Hoar,
of Columbia university, B noted .in
: hropologlst. In one of the series of
le tures whic h he is delivering at the
summer beasion of the university ot
California. 'j I
"All thi; feeling out here in Cali-
fornia against tiie Intermarriage of
Americana and Japanese as well .ia (I
between whites and other Oriental j
peoples, is simply foolish sentimen- il
tality without the slightest biolog
leal inundation." Prof. Boas said
"Practically all the population of
"itrope is the product of th most
.idely divergent racial intermixtures
Lnmanity, fundamentally. Is very - I
nearl Identical tbe world over, m
natter what may be the color or I1
Note Declares in Emphatic and I
Uncompromising Terms
That Relief Must be Given.
Fair and Equal Treatment De
! sired California Attitude
Unjust and Obnoxious.
Washington. June 26 Japan Is
again demanding in emphatic and un
compromising terms relief of her sub
jects from what are called invidious
ly discriminatory" effects of the Cal
ifornia alien land ownership law Th:
whs revealed today In connection with
the simultaneous publication In Wash-
ington aud Tokio of diplomatic corre
spondence between the United States
and rapanese government extending
lover a period of more than a year
The last Japanese communication,
dated Juue 10 last, reopening the nr
gotlations and asking for an answer
to the note handed Secretary Bryan,
August 26, 1913, b Viscount Chinas,
the ambassador here, and the Anier
i an reply, sent by Mr Bryan two
'days ago, were not mare public The
1 reply did not racb Tokio In time for
publication there wtrh the rest of th
correspondence, so It was agreed that
it should be given out later.
Demands Equal Treatment
The uote of August 26 concluded:
The Imperial government claim''
for them (Its subject I fair and equal
treatment, and are unable either to
acQuieace In the unjust and obnoxious
discrimination complained of. or to
regard the question as closed so lonir
as the existing state of things is
permitted to continue." i
It is now disclosed that a new I
treaty was discussed as a possible I
way around the difficulties presented
pj the problem, but that the Japanese
government, deciding that an attempt
to negotiate a new convention would
tend only to create new trouble, pro
posed to renew the negotiations
where they left off last August and.
virtually to begin all over again. In
diplomatic circles here suggestions
were heard today that the way was
being paved for submission of th
matter to the Hague for arbitration.
In spite of the contention that the
division of power In the United States
between the federal and state gov- I
ernmenta makes such a stop impos- i
Tokio, Japan. .June 26 The corrr
apondence between Japan and tno
United States in connection with tn
California anti-alien law was publish
ed here today It was preceded by a
Bummar) showing that the Japanese
government abandons its proposal for
new convention, but continues n- (
!qotiatlOn with the American ern
men! U adlng that the laud act Is
1 djcnrmri.-itury. 1

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