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Forty-third Year-No. 57 Price Five Cents. CGDEN CITY, UTAH, FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 7, J9J3
Three Hundred and Forty Tons of Dynamite Ex-
plodes. Killing Fifty Men and Wounding as
A Many More, Many Fatally, During Transfer
jjrj. From Barge to British Steamer
The Chine and Barge, Tug Atlantic and Naval Col
lier, Jason, All Seriously Damaged Shock
- Felt 100 Miles Away Pitiful Scenes on
(Wharf When Tugs Bearing Dead Arrive
Hundreds Cry and Wring Their Hands
I Baltimore. Md., March 7 Three
hundred and forty tons of dynanvte
exploded this morning In lower Bal
timore harbor, killing about fifty men
And wounding as many more, many of
.'them fatally.
(HE The explosive was being transferred
.from a barge to the British steamer
1 Chine when It went off from a cause
as yet unknown. The men killed were
members of the crew of the steamer
and the barge and vessels moored
1 nearby
The Chine and barge together with
the tug Atlantic and the naval collier
Jason were either completely destroy
ed or very seriously damaged
Shock Felt 100 Miles Away.
The shock was felt as far away as
Reading. Pa, 100 mlle6 from Balti
more It was recorded also at Atlan
tic City
School Children Hurt
People at first thought an earth
quake had occurred. A school house
at Sparrows Point, several miles from
the 6cene ofy the explosion, was part-
II ly destroyed and several children
hurt. Baltimore Itself was shaken as
though by a powerful trembling trem
bling of the earth and tall buildings
in the center of the city rocked per
ceptibly. Vessels Render Aid.
Scores of vessels hurried to the
scene of the disaster to render what
I L. aid they could. The explosion was so
powerful that pieces of steel weigh
ing 50 pounds were hurled through the
air for a distance of four miles.
Cases of dynamite were thrown for
a great distance from the Chine and
exploded as they fell, adding to the
damage and destruction.
The injured were removed as rap
idly as possible to this city The
dock where they were disembarked
was a scene of pathetic effort on the
part of women and children, seeking
to learn the names of the dead and
to identify the wounded.
Pitiful scenes were enacted on in?
Broadway wharf when the huge tugs
bearing dead and injured arrived
there. Hundreds of women and chil
dren whose husbands and fathers
work on the water, crying and wring
ing their hands, begged to be allowed
to see if any of their men folks were
ifl among the victims. Nearly fifty of
the injured were landed here. Some
of these were able to walk to their
TP homes unassisted but the bulk of
them were taken to the hospitals
Some of the injured were taken to
hospitals at Sparrows point
No Definite Figures.
Tfp to mid-afternoon no definite fig
ures of the number of casualties could
be ascertained, but it was said that at
least fifty men had been killed and
about as many more injured. Some of
the latter were expected to Ao
Much of the havoc was wrought by
unexploded boxes of dynamite which
hurtled through the air and exploded
when they struck
Men Frightfully Wounded.
One such shattered the upper works
of the collier Jason and killed several
men. frightfully wounding at least !2
Another box of the explosive descend
ed on the deck of the tug Atlantic
!i r.ni killed three men.
A shower of large and small pieces
of the wrecked vessel, some weighing
tons, fell In the waters and on the
f shore for miles around
Just before the explosion a tiny
jU" wisp of smoke was s-rn b) I seaman
working In the hold of th vessel. He
gave the alarm and fourteen of the
boat's crew Jumped Into a launch and
beaded away from the ship before the
blast came
,g Philadelphia, March 7 The dyna
mite explosion near Baltimore wa3
remarkable for the great distance the
shock of the blast was felt.
At Coatesvllle, Pa., the windows of
the high school rattled The shock
was felt at the Philadelphia navy
yard, In Reading, Pa., nearly 100 miles
from Baltimore, in a number of cltleB
I in southeastern Pennsylvania, and in
New Jersey as far as Atlantic City
In many town6 the tremor was f-o
If distinct as to cause people to believe
an earthquake had occurred.
The shock interrupted the proceed-
Ings of the lower house of the Dela
ware legislature at Dover, the speak
er remarking
"That must have been an earth
quake." oo
Southern Pacific
Wires Censored
Hermosillo Preparing
for War
Douglas, Ariz March 7 With Hu
erta troops evidently in control nt
Guaymas. on the California gulf, the
constitutional rebels continue mobili
zation today at iiprmonio The
Southern Pacific railway wires below
the border are censored both by the
federals at the gulf port and the reb- I
els at the state capital It appears
that the telegraph was not cut, but
only temporarily grounded for the
convenience of the censors
A wireless message today from the
United States cruiser Colorado at Gun
mas 6aid that the railway remains
open to the south and that trl-weekly
train! are being run by the govern- I
ment. The Colorado., it is assured, will
remain at the port, where a large Am
erican colony is located The Ameri
can consul at Hermosillo today suc
ceeded in getting through a code mes
sage to the state department at Wash
ington All was reported quiet at
Empalme, the American settlement
near Guaymas
Hermosillo Barricaded.
At Hermosillo the place is being
barricaded and the assembling of am
munition and recruiting of men con- j
tinues today Food supplies are be-
ing rushed in from the Yaqui valley.
At Magdalena, between Hermosillo
and the Arizona border. Juan Cahral
is recruiting a formidable group to
assist in the state revolution against
Huerta Colonel Emllio Kosterlltzky,
the rural police commander, is ex
pected to move against Magdalena
The Russian officer apparently re
mains under orders from Mexico Citj
The expected attacks at Agua Prle
ta, opposite this point and Nognl. s
and Naco. Sonora. did not develop dur
ing the night Some excitement ws
caused there when a constitutionalist
spy escaped over the llne: followed bj
a fusillade from the Mexican troops
patrolling out of Agua Prieta II
was held by the Ninth cavalry patrol,
but later released.
Washington, Mar. 7 The battle
ship Delaware won the coveted first
position in elementary practice with
i guns and torpedoes combined last
vr-ar with the total score of 46,026
for the last calendar year The oth
,er battleships Included in the honor
list of the first ten of the Atlantic
fleet were the Florida, 43,1 S4; Idaho,
42. 55; Michigan 30,846. North Da
kola, 3IU44. Connecticut. 84,811;
Louisiana. 34.r)65' Missouri. 33,875;
New Hampshire. 33, 70S and Utah, 30,
997. The Georgia stood at tho foot of
the list of twenty-five ships for
combined practice with a score of
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. March 7 The
recent decision of Vincent Astor to
devote some of his wealth, youth and
energy to the agricultural regenera
tion of New York state took the form
of action today In the offer to pro
vide farmers of Dutchess county, the
seat of his ancestral estate, with
white tartar seed oats at $1 25 a bush
el. Although young Astor himself is
Valuable Buying Opportunities Found Best
in Evening Newspapers
I The GOOD afternoon newspaper
must carry the Important adver
tising as fully ar, it carrier the im
portant news For some of the
day's most valuable facts are al
ways to be found in the ads And
they are to he found FIRST In the
ads in the evening newspaper.
on the way to Panama in his yacht,
the announcement Is made from Fern
Cliff farm at Rhlnebeck. which he has
decided to turn into an agricultural
experiment station.
Old farmers say that young As
tor has shown good judgment in the
selection of the first neighborhood
crop to be improved. Oats in Dutch
ess county rarely grow more than
three feet in height and the heads are
scanty and the kernels thin. The
Astor farm guarantees that its seed
oats will improve the crop in the
county, producing five foot straw with
long heads and thick plump heavy
Mass of Correspondence
and Numerous Callers
Occupy Time
Washington, March 7 President
Wilson today began conferences with
some of the leaders of his party in
congress , He was In the executive
offices shortly after 9 o'clock and at
once attacked the mass of correspond
ence that has reached the White
House during the last few days. Con
gress ready for another special ses
sion, was preparing to consider de
partment and bureau heads
Senators Sheppard of Texas and
Tillman of South Carolina called to
day. Former Governor Glenn of New
Jersey came later, and Representative
Fitzgerald of the ways and means
committee followed
Mr. Fitzgerald had many matters to
discuss with the president.
Late toda Mr Wilson will meet
Charles F. Murphy, the Tammany
leader. Mr Murphy was expected to
come with eight other New Yorkers
and it was not probable that the pres
ident would have an opportunity to
hold a private conference with him
White House officials announced
that the president had arranged to
hold cabinet meetings on Tuesdays
and Fridays of each week, as has been
the custom for many years. Many
special sessions, however, are likely
to bo called before April 1, when con
gress is to convene in extra session
Representative Fitzgerald talked
with the president about a half hour'
and said later that they discussed on
I general subjects No decision has
been reached, he said, as to whether
the house should not appoint an ap
propriations committee and draft a
sundry civil appropriations bill to
take the place of the one vetoed by
Mr Tart.
It 16 possible that a new sundry
civil bill and an Indian appropriation
bill will be introduced in the special j
session without going through the
hands of the appropriations commit - j
tee. The house passed the hill in the
last congress over Mr Taft's veto bv
a large majority and it probably will
be reintroduced and psssed as it then
London, Har. 7. Miss "Joyce
Lot ' e," a militant suffragette, whose
real name is Olive W Wharrv, was
sentenced toda at the Old Bailey
sessions to eighteenth months' im
prisonment She was found guilty of
setting fire to a pavilion in the Kew
botanical gardens on February 20.
When arraigned in police court on
the day of her arrest she hurled a I
book at the magistrate and fought
I dfsperatelv against removal to a cell.
The court today ordered her to pay
all costs and to deposit a $1000 bond
to Insure her good behavior for two1
years after the completion of her
The judge warned Olive Wharrv
thai she would be sentenced to an
additional year If she did not keep
j the peace after finishing her prison
sentence. MIsb Wharrv declared that
j rhe would not pav the costs of the
' prosecution and would immediate!
istait a 'hunger strike"
London, March 7. Today was the
I lGth anniversary of the landing In
Great Britain of Queen Mother AJex
' andrla, then a Danish princess. It
was the expressed desire of her ma-
jesty that the occasion was observed
The lord mayor and corporation of
the city of Ixmdon went to Marlbor
ouch house to present an address to i
her majesty on behalf of the citizens
Ol London, while the mayor of Wind
sor and the mayor of Margate, where
she first came ashore, offered their
Offli ial congratulations.
Many members of the diplomatic
corps called ai Marlborough house
in the course of the day
W ashington. Mar Z Democrats of
the senate toclas- chose Senator James
P. Clark of Arkansas for president
pro tempore of the senate over Sen
ator Augustus Bacon b a vote of 34
to 17. The outcome was a great sur
prise, as It was expected Senator Ma
con would be elected The caucus
celectlon was equivalent to an election
The Hague. March 7 The second
chamber of the Netherlands parlia
ment today adopted a bill providing
compulsory old age and sickness In
surance for working men.
Democrats to Devote
Special Session to
Framing Measure
Washington. March 7. With the
house ways and means committee
meeting to organize the real tnr
iff work of the 63d congress began to
day. With only three new members
on the Democratic side of the com
mittee, it seemed certain that the
Democratic tariff measures framed
under the supervision of Majority
Leader Underwood during the last
session would be accepted bv the new
committee and laid before the caucus
before the extra session begins on
April 1,
In addition to its tariff work the
committee is confronted by the prob
lem of reorganizing the entire Dem
ocratic side of the house through its
functions as committee on commit
tees. The committee appointments
are expected to develop some lively
contests and the leaders are inclined
to defer action on them as long as
Should Work on Tariff Only,
Representative Underwood and his
associates are of the opinion that the
Democrats should get down to work
on the tariff and let all other ques
tions go until the regular session
next December.
With this program In mind it has
even been suggested that only tho ne
cessary committees appropriations
to take care of the two supply bills
which failed in the last session, en
rolled bills and accounts, necessary to
care for the routine of the house be
organized at the extra session. This
would defer any trouble over appoint
ments until the tariff was out of the
Currency Legislation
There Is some sentiment in the
house, however, in favor of Immedi
ate currency legislation, arising from
an impression that President Wilsou
desired earlv action in that direc
tion Whether Representative Carter
Glass, who will be chairman of the
banking and currency committee of
the new congress, will be allowed to
bring in his bill at tho extra session,
will rest largely with the president,
it is said although the house leaders
are urging Mr Wilson to confine the
activities of the extra session to the
Big Crop of Lobbyists.
The usual crop of j bbvists is ap
pearing in Washington to watch the
ways and means committee Organiz
ed opposition will combat any real
tariff bills in the house and will fol
low them to the senate where stren
uous efforts will be made to temper
any great reductions.
Cambridge, Mass , March 7. Nor
bert Welner, son of a professor in
Slavic languages at Harvard, will soon
be able to sign himself a doctor of
philosophy at the age of 18 years
He has just completed his course
In the graduate school and he will re
ceive his degree of Ph. D. next June,
the youngest man ever to attain this
honor here.
Welner entered Tufts college at 11
years of age, obtained his degree of
A B within three years, added the
degree of A. M. at Cornell in an
other year, and then entered Harard
where he has been a university schol
ar, specializing In philosophy and
mathematics. He plans to engage in
Fifty Mutinous Arabs
Executed by Turks as
an Example
Constantinople March 7 Fifty mu
tinous Arab soldiers belonging to the
Turkish regiments guardlug the pe
ninsula of Galliopoli and the Darda
nelles straits were shot today as an
example to the others
Most of the men guarding the lines
In this district have been brougbt
Irom the warm climates of Asia Mi
nor and have become mutinous owing
to the extreme cold. Thev declare
that they are too number to fight.
Washington, March 7 The three
hundredth anniversary of the acces
sion of Michael Feodoroviicb Roma
noff to the imperial throne of Russia
prompted President Wilson to send
to the czar a message extending "cor
dial felicitations and the earnest hope
of the government of the United
States that the bond of friendship
which now unites the two natlous may
ever continue and strengthen."
Washington, March 7 Miss Salome
Tarr, a pretty and exceedingly effi
cient stenographer, Is increasing the
number of gray hairs with whic h time
is sprinkling President Wilson's head
Miss Tarr was one of the president's
stenographers when be was governor
of New Jersey and Mr Wilson is de
sirous of finding a place for her in
some one of the departments here
Accordingly he has canvassed the
A- -1 i ,
situation and interviewed virtually all
of his official family, with the result
that, each has told him that the civil
service rules sta Jn the way In
addition the government of late years
has been endeavoring to replace wom
en stenographers with men shorthand
"You'll have to kick a hole In the
civil service rules and make the ap
pointment an executive one If you de
sire to place the young woman, ' Is in
effect what his advisors told the pres
ident. Mr Wilson 1b Jealous of the
civil service nnd the situation in
which he Is finding himself Is nmbar
rasslng him
Reports of Peace in
Southeast Northern
Mexico in Revolt
Mexico City, March 7 Rafael Ta
pla, an officer of the rural guards,
who took the field against Huerta af
ter the death of Madero, surrendered
to the goernment authorities today
The surrender took place at Guada
lupe Hidalgo, where the treaty of
peace between Mexico and the Unit
ed States was concluded in 1848.
Rafael Tapla was formerly chief
of rural guards In the state of Vera
ruz. His decision to surrender Is
regarded as a great advantage for the
government because of his popular
ity In the southeastern states.
Coahuila Stands by Government.
News reached here today that a
majority of the members of the leg
islature of Coahuila have signed a
proclamation favoring the rebel gov
ernor Carranza and uring the citizens
of the state to Join in opposition to
Carranza yesterday received 250,000
pesos as n contribution to the reso
lution cause from citizens of the
Manuel Mascarenas of the state of
Sonora, who is a candidate for the
governorship, arrived here last night
and expressed great optimism in re
gard to the plans of the government
to put down the uprising there.
Geneva, Switzerland, March 7. The
Servian gavernment today negotia
ted a loan of $6,000,000 at 7 1-2 per
cent with a Swiss banking gTOup.
The money is to be repaid within
three months after the signature of
peace between the Balkan allies and
Federal Court Room at
Omaha Filled With
Implement Dealers
Omaha. Neb.. March 7 The federal
court room was again full of Imple
ment dealers waiting to testify when
Special Examiner Taylor began tak
ing testimony for the defense in the
government's suit against the Interna
tional Harvester company charging
violation of the Shorman antitrust
Judge D W M Hugh of counsel for
the defendant said he believed ten
days more would be required to li'ir
all the witnesses called
Incidental to the present suit th"
gath ring of evidence in the govern
mint's suit against the moving picture
combine was begun In thi6 city by At
torneys Oarling and Orosvenor. who
represented the government In the
Harvester suit.
Montcre Mex . March 7. General
Trevino. provisional governor of the
state of Neuvo Leon, received a tele
gram today from Carranza, rebel gov
ernor of Coahuila, Inviting him to
join the revolution against the new
General Trevino expressed Indigna
tion at the receipt of the message and
refused to reply. He afterwards is
sued a statement doclaring strongly
his loalty to the Huerta govern
ment. "I will not be disloyal to the gov
ernment of Mexico." he said
This appears to put an end to ru
mors that Trevino was Inclined to
Join In tho revolt because of the kill
ing of the late President Francisco
Madero. who was his klnymau bv marriage
San Francisco. March 7 Police are
hunting the man who robbed Peter
Morrison, aged 99 years and 11
months of ?S7 iu currency, which the
aged victim had tucked away in his
vest pocked when he sat down to take
a nap in the lobby of a waterfront ho
tel today.
Morrison discovered his loss when
he awoke and he notified the police.
He said he came to California from
Albany. N Y , on a visit to a relative
and to celebrate his one hundredth
birthday, which he eays will fall on
March 11,
Entered as Second ! Matter at tho Poatofflce, Ogden, Utah.
Government's Navy Bill
Meeting Vigorous Op
position in House
Ottawa, Ont.. March 7. Not since
189fi has tho dominion parliament ex
perienced such a protracted deadlock
as that which now exists over the
clause in tho government's navy bill,
which authorizes a grant of $36,000,
000 to the British government for
building new battleships, which are
to be an lntegray part of the British
The house of commons has now
been in continuous session for over
three days and the general beller is
tbat the deadlock will continue until
midnight on Saturday The regula
tions of parliament make it impossi
ble for tho house to sit on Sunday.
The trouble began Tuesday morn
iug when Premier Borden refused to
accede to a motion by Sir Wilford
Laurier that the house adjourn.
We must make some progress
first," said Mr. Borden
"Very well, then, let us make some
progress," retorted Sir Wilfred, who
thereupon moved that the clause pro
viding for an appropriation of 535,
000,000 "for the purpose of Immedi
ately increasing the effective naval
forces of the empire" be eliminated
and a clause substituted providing
funds "for the speedy organization
of a Canadian naval service in co
operation with and In close relation to
the imperial navy "
On this amendment the members of
the house have been talking without
cessation for more than three days,
and everybody believes that each side
is endowed with sufficient strength
and determination to keep up the fight
until Sunday comes to their relief.
Business Conduct of
Members to Be Watch
ed by a Committee
New York. March 7. The New
York stock exchange is notifying Its
members that the amendment to the
constitution authorizing the appoint
ment of a "committee on business
conduct," which was adopted by the
governors on P'ebruary 25, has be
come a law of the exchange.
The committee is to consist of fivo
members, whose duties are "to con
sider matters relating to the business
conduct of members with respect to
accounts; to keep in touch with the
prices of securities listed on the ex
change, with a view to determining
when improper transactions are be
ing resorted to," and it shall have
the power to examine into the deal
ings of any members with respect to
the above subjects and report to the
governing committee."
Minnesota University
Professor Invokes the
"Unwritten Law"
St Paul, Minn , March 7 Clyde N
Darling was lured to his death late
Wednesday night by Prot Oscar M
Olson of the University of Minnesota,
In the opinion of police and coroner,
who have been investigating the mys
terious tragedy.
The Bhooting occurred iu the sum
mer kitchen of the Olson home Prof.
Olson, who gave himself up and ac
knowledged the shooting, continued
today his policy of Bilence. still main
taining, however, that his defense will
be the 'unwritten law."
Los AugeleB, Mar. 7. Fire-proor
baskets to catch the cigarette
"snlpos" thrown away by school
ma'ams, were ordered for the city
schools today bv the board of educa
tion. Women teachers do not smoke in
public as vet. but H. W. Frank, pres
ident of the school board, peering In
to tho future in a speech delivered
before that body, declared he was
certain that within a short time it
would not make pupils stare wlde-ev-fd
to see the teacher sitting at her
desk puffing a cigarette and it were
well to be prepared.
Portland, Oregon. March 7. With
the idea of having a national baby
show, or exposition of eugenics, at
the world's fair at San Francisco, a
movement has been started here to
have such shows at all the state fairs
throughout the United States, the win
ning babies in each to be entered In
the international event
Oue thousand dollars ha? been ap-
propriated by the Oregon state fair
board for the exposition of eugenics
at the state fair next fall. It Is the
largest appropriation ever made by J
any state for an exposition of this
O. M. Plummer of this city, who 1
will have charge of tho eugenics ex-
position at tho Btato fair, conceived
the idea of a national exposition He
stated that he had received assuran - j
ces from managements of several
state fairs that they will hold similar I
expositions These include Arizona,
Idaho, Montana. Minnesota, Nebraska, j
and Oklahoma. Jj
n ri i
Begin to Arrive at White
House Unique Texas
Washington. March 7 President I
Wilson already has begun to receive I
invitations to attend civic and state
affaire. Thus far he has received two I
such Invitations, one from Loulsvill I
for October 1?, and the second from '
Cuero, Tex., for next November. The
president has not yet either accepted
or rejected the invitatlonB. although
it is regarded as highly Improbable
thai he will atteud.
Governor James B. McCIeary per
sonally extended to the president the
Invitation lo attend the centennial
anniversary of the battle of tha
Thames to be held in the Kentucky j
metropolis The celebration will be
part of a general observation by 11
states of the $111,000 monument to
Commodore Peary. In that naval vic
tory Governor McCreary told the
president, Kentuckians took a lead
ing part.
The would be Texas hosts sent
their invitation by Master Jack How- j
berton, who appeared at the White
UnilRP in thf linifnrm rf r hrw oiniit
and accompanied by Senator Shep
pard The invitation was in the form
of a huge turkey standing upward of
ten feet high and the letter of appeal H
to the president was wedged in the
bird's bill The celebration is to be
designated the "Turkey Trot Parade'
and is said to be one of the big
events of Texas Cuero is said to be
one of the greatest turkey markets
in the country, from 5.0Q0 to 8,000
blrdfl being shipped from there every
day to northern markets. j
Galveston, Tex., March 7 Rain in-
terfered with practice marches today 1
with troops of the second army dlvi
i sion mobilized here. The task of
moving of the entire division was be J
Federal Officers After I
Members of Opium J
Smuggling Combine
Seattle, Wash., March 7. Federal
officers arrived here from Portland to
day Intent on arrests of fifteen per- h
sons supposed to be involved In an I
opium smuggling ring. A millinery jj
store is said to be the headquarters
from which the coterie works. tt
si uements of a man who gave the
Dame of John W. Rogers sent the of
ficerfl hero from Portland. Rogers
wtis arrested there Wednesday, in I
company with Marian Bergman, a stp
nographer. as they left a train from
Seattle The two had $7,600 worth of
opium, but Rogers said his companion H
was unaware of the nature of the
packages and tho authorities believe M
Packhorse of Crowd I
"I'm the packhorse of the crowd."
Roger told the officers, and said his j H
business was to transport opium from j
Seattle to Portland.
When he learned that he had been
shadowed by detectives for month-?
he gave information upon which it
was docided to make the further ar flfl
MIsb BerRman was released upon
J200 bond and returned to Seattle. H
Excitement Prevails
and Rebel Bands Are
Devastating Country
Washington, Maroh 7. Sonora, one rS
of the northern border 6tates of Mex
ico, continues in a defiant attitude
toward tho Huerta. government Tht S
consul at Hermosillo reports consld-
erable excitement there.
Rebel bands are approaching Naco-
zarl, devastating the countryside They
demand a largo money payment foe
surrendering their arms. An armed
band which appeared in Acapulcc
spread panic through a theater nnd
many persons fleeing from the build
ing ac-d other buildings were injur
The average man usually develops
Into an artful dodger when the offict i
without a salary seeks him.

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