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Watch Todays News j WEATHER FORECAST
Morning Papers +
Fortieth YearNo 12 = Price Five Cents OGDEN CITY UTAH FRIDAY EVENING JANUARY 14 s J9JO Entered as Second Class Matter at tho Postofflce Ogden Utah 1
Natures Blessings Not to be Reserved Only I
for the Unborn Generations Land Laws
i Out of Date = = llelp Asked for Reclamation
Washington Jan HPresIdent
Tails special conservation message
was delivered to tho house by Mr
Latla assistant secretary to the presi
dent soon after that body convene
Pension leglalatlon was lntcmipte
for the reading of tho document and
the speaker advised members to pa
close attention thereto because no
printed copies had arrived for dlstr
button among them
Practically all of tbo mombera pros
ont remained In their Beats and fol
lowed the reading closely and care
fully When tho reading of tho mos
sago had been concluded a roar of ap
plnuua arose from the Republican side
of the chamber and several Demo
oratlc members also Joined In tin
demonstration of approval
Washington Jan 14 Prceldenl
TaWs special massage on oonHorva
tlon of natural resources sent to con
gress today Is as follows
To the Senate and Houso of Rep
In iny annual message I reserved
the subject of conservation of oui
natural resources for discussion In a
special message as follows
In several departments thoro Is pro
son tod Ube necessity for legislation
looking to tho further conservation
of our natural resources and tho sub
ject Is ono of suoh Importance as to
require a more detailed and extended
discussion than con bo entered upon
in this communication For this rea
son I shall take an oarly opportunity
to send a special messago to congress I
on tho subject of the Improvement ol
our waterways upon the reclamation
null Irrigation of arid semiarid and
swamp lands upon the preservation
of our forests and tho reforesting
of suitable areas 5 upon the reclass
Iflcatlon of the public domain will
n view of separating from agrloul
H aoUlomont mineral coul anc
pbosophate lands and sites belonging
to tho government bordering on
I Birpnms suitable for tho utilinatlon ol
water power
In 1860 we had a public flomnin of
10R5011 > 2S8 acres Wo hare now
731754051 acres confined largely lo
the mountain ranges and the avid
ami semiarid plains Wo have in ad
dition 368035975 acres of laud In
Tho public lanrla wore during tho
I earliest administrations treated as a
national asset for the liquidation of
public debt and source of reward for
our soldlora and sailors Later on
thoy were donated In large amounta
In nld of the construction of wagon
roads and railways in order to open
up regions In the went then almost
The principal land statutes wero
enacted wore than a quartor of a
century ago The homestead aot tho
preemption and timber culture act
tho coal land and tho mining acts
wOre among these Tho rapid dispo
sition of tho public lands under tho
early statutes and the lax methods
of distribution prevailing due 1
think to tho bollef that them lands
should rapidly pass Into private own
ership gave rlao to tho Impression
that tho public domain was legiti
mate prey for the unscrupulous and
that It was not contrary to good mor
I als to circumvent Land laws This
prodigal ronnnor pt disposition re
sulted In tho passing of largo areas of
valuablo lands and many of our nat
ural resources into tho hands of per
I sons who felt Ifttlo or no responsibil
ity for promoting tho national wel
I fare through their development The
C truth Is that title to millions of acres
I of public lands was fraudulently ob
tained and that the right to recover
a largo part of such lands for the
I government long since ceased by rea
I son of limitation
There has developed In recent
years a deep concern In tho public
mind uespectiog tho preservation and
I proper use of our natural resources
t This has boon particularly directed
I toward tho conservation of rOsources
of the public domain
The problem la now to save how to
f utilizo how to conserve and still develop
velop for no sane person can con
tend that It is tor tho common good
that natures blessings are only for
the unborn generations
Among the most noteworthy re
forms Initiated by my distinguished
r predecessor wore the vigorous pros
I ecution of land frauds and tho bring
I ing to public attention of tho neces
fcty for preserving the remaining pub
lic domain from further spoliation
for the maintenance and extension of
our forest resources and for the en
actment of laws amending the ob
solete statutes so on to retain gov
I ernment control over that part of the
I public domain in which there arc
valuable dopoalUi of coal oil and
phosphate and In addition thereto
to preserve control under conditions
i favorable to the public of lands along
tho streams In which the fall of water
can he made to generate power to bo
I transmitted In the form of electricity
many miles to the points of Its use
I known aa water power sites
Investigation into violations of pub
I He land laws and prosecution of land
frauds have been vigorously continued
f Under my administration as has been
j the withdrawal of coal lands for class
ification and valuation and thu tem
l porary withholding of power sites
r Since arch1 1909 temporary
wUndrawain Of I tower sites have been
made on 102 streams and these with
drawals therefore cover 229 per cent
k wore streams than were covered 1by
t I
the withdrawals made prior to thai
Tho present statutes except so far
as they dispose of precious metal
and purely agricultural lands are not
adapted to carry out the modern view
of tho best disposition of public land
to private ownership under condl
lions offering on tho ono hand suf
ficient Inducoment to private capita
to take them ovar for proper devel
opmeut with restrictive condition
and on the other which shall secure
to tho public that character of con I
trol which will prevent a monopolj
or misuse of the lands or their pro
Power of Secretary of Interior
Tho power of the secretary of the
Interior to withdraw from the opera
tlon of existing statutes tracts of land
tho disposition of which nnder suck
statutes would bo detrimental to the
public Interest is not clear or satis
factory This power has been oxer
deed In the Interest of tho public
with the hopo that congress might
afllrm the action of tho executive by
laws adapted to the now conditions
Unfortunately congress has nol
thus far fully acted on the recommen
dations of the executive and the ques
tlon as to what tho executive Is to do
IB under tho circumstances full o
difficulties It seems to me that It la
the hilly of congress now by a stat
ute to validate withdrawals which
have been made by tho secretary oi
the Interior and president and to au
thorizo the secretary of tho Interior
temporarily to withdraw lands pend
ing submission to congress of recom I
mendations as to legislation to moat
conditions or emergencies as they
Classification of Lands I
Ono of tho most pressing needs in I
the matter of public land reform Is I
that lands should be classified accord I
ing to their principal value or use I
This ought to bo done by that depad I
mont whofio force Is lx adapted to
that work It should be done by tho
Interior department through the geo
logical survey Much of the confus
ion fraud and contention which has
existed in the past has arisen from
the lack of an ofllclal and determina
tive classification of the public lands i
and their contents
It is now proposed to dispose of ag
ricultural lands as such and at the
same time to reserve for other dispo i
sition the treasure of coal oil an I
phaltum natural gas and phosphate
contained therein This may be best
accomplished by separating the right
to mine from the title to the surface I
giving the necessary usa of so much
of the latter as mar be required for
the extraction of the deposits The
surface might be disposed of as ag I
ricultural land under the general ag
ricultural statuto while the coal or
other mineral could be disposed of by I
I lease on a royalty basis with previs I
ions requiring a certain amount of de
velopment each year and In order to
prevent tho use and cession of such
lands with others of similar charac i
ter seems to constitute a monopoly I
forbidden by law tho lease should
contain suitable provision subjecting
to forfeiture tho Interests of persons
participating In such monopoly Such
law should apply to Alaska as woll aa I
to the Tnltod States
It is exceedingly difficult to frame a
statute to retain government control
over a property to be developed by
private capital In such a manner as
to secure the governmental purpose
and at the same time not frighten
away Investment of the necessary cap
ital Hence It may bo necessary by
laws that aro really only experiment
al to letermluo from their practical
operation what is the best method of
securing the result aimed at
Value of Phosphate
Tho extent of the value of phos
phate IB hardly realized and with the
need that thoro will bo for it as the
years roll on and the necessity for
fertilizing the land shall become more
acute this will be a product which
will probablj attract tho greed of mo
nopolists I
With respect to tho public land I
which lies along tho streams offering
opportunity to convert water power
Into transmissible electricity another
Important phase of tho public ques
tion is presented There are valuable
water power sites through all public
land states Opinion Is held that trans
fer of tho sovereignty from federal
government to territorial governments
as they become states Included wat
er pOur in rivers except that owned
by riparian proprietors I do not
think It Is necessary to go Into a dis
cussion of this aoniowhat mooted ques
tion of law It scorns to me pufllclunt
to say that tho man who owns and
controls tho land along tho stream
from which the power Is to bo con
verted and transmitted owns land
which Is indispensable to the conver
sion and use of that power I cannot
conceive how the power in streams
flowing through public lands can be
mado available at all except by using
Ole land Itself as the alto for the con
fifriictlon of the plant by which tho
power is generated and converted and
securing a right of way thereover for
t transmission lines Under those con
ditions if the government owns the
adjncont lands Indeed If the gov
I ernment Is the riparian owner It may
control the ore of water power by Im
posing proper conditions on the dispo
sition of land nucoasHn In the creat
I ing and utilization of water power
Water Power
Development In electrical appliances
J for the conversion of water power in
to electricity to be transmitted long
distances has progressed so far that
It Is no longer problematical but It IE
a certain Inference that In the future
power of wator flowing in the streams
to a large extent will tako the place i
of natural fuels
In tho disposition of tho domain al
ready granted many water power I
sites have come under absolute own I
ership and may drift Into one owner
ship so that all the water power un
der private ownership shall he
a monopoly If however
the wator power sites now owned by
1 the government and there aro many
of them shall be disposed of to priv
ate persons for Investment of their
capital In such a way as to prevent
their union for purposes of monopoly
with other water power sites and un
der conditions that shall limit the right
of use to not exceeding fiftyfour years
with proper moans for determining a
reasonable graduated rental and with
some equitable provision for fixing
terms and renewal It would seem entirely
tirely possible to prevent the absorp
tion of these most useful lands by a
power monopoly Aa long as the gov
ernment retains control and can pro
vent their Improper union with other
plants competition must be main
tained and prices kept reasonable
In considering the conservation of
natural resources of the country the
feature that transcends all others In
cluding woods waters minerals Is
the soil It Is incumbent upon the
I government to foster by all available
means the resources of the country
that produce the food of tho people
To this end tho conservation of the
soils should be cared for with all
means at the governments disposal
Productive Power I
The productive power should have
the attention of our scientists that
we may conserve the now soils Im
prove tho old soils drain wet soils
ditch swamp soils levee river over
flow soils grow trees on thin soils
pasture hllltjlde sons rotate crops on
all soils discover methods for crop
ping dry land soils find grasses and
legumes for all soils feed grain and
mill feeds on the farms where they
originate that the soils from which
they como may be enriched I
A work of the utmost Importance
to Inform and instruct the public on
this chief branch of tho conservation
of our resources Is being carried on
8UCCOSSII11 In the department of
successfully ag I
ffciiTlurV buVTfougM not lo escape
I public attention that the state action
in addition to that of the department
of agriculture as for instance in the
drainage of swamp lands ie essential
to the best treatment of soils In the
manner above indicated
The act by which in semiarid parts
of the public domain tho area of the
homestead luis been enlarged from
160 to 320 acres as resulted most
beneficially in the extension of dry
farming and the demonstration which
has been made of the ponslhlllty
through a variation in the character I
and modo of culture of raising sub
stantial crops without presence of
such a supply of water as has been
heretofore thought to bo necessary fo
nut there aru millions of acres of
completely arid lands in the public
domain which by tho OHtablisiniCMt
of reservoirs for the storing of water
and tho Irrigation of the lams may
bo made much moro fruitful uid pio
ductlvo than the best wands In a cli
mate where th3 moisture cotu < x from
the clouds
Distribution of Water
Congress recognized the Importance
of this method of artificial distribu
tion of water on tho arid lands by tho
passage of the reclamation act The
proceeds of the public lands creates
a fund to build the works needed to
store and furnish necessary water
and It was left to the secretary of the
interior lo determine what projects
should bo selected among those sug
gested and to direct the reclamation
service with the funds at hand and
through the engineers In its employ
to construct the works
Xo one cnn visit tho far west and
the country of arid and semiarid
Continued on Page Two
I Typhoid Germs Used to
Kill Off an Entire
Kansas City Jan HAn arrest
probably will be mado In a few days
said John II Atwood an attorney for
tho Swope estate today when asked
what steps would be taken In connec
tion wIth the examination of the vital
organs of Colonel Thomas H Swope
tho aged philanthropist who died sud
denly October 3rd
Death was at first attributed to
apoplexy but a quick succession of
I deaths and Illnesses among heirs of
I the Swope estate led to an Investiga
tion culminating in tho exhuming of
I tho body of Colonel Swope nnd the
I removing of his stomach for the pur
pose of an autopsy
I There is not a particle of doubt In
my mind continued Mr Atwood
1 that bath Thomas and Christian
Swopo wore poisoned It Is under
stood that no warrant will be asked
until Uiu examination of the stomach
of Colonel Swope which Is In S
at Rush Medical college in Chicago
wwq lARl w
under the direction of Dr Hektoen of
unit institution Is complete I
The alleged murt1 r plot said to
havo born planned with great delib
eration had for Its supposed end the
extermination of all the Swopo heirs
It Is stated that shortly before Chris
tian Swopes death which occurred
on December 2nd Just ono month later
that of his uncle Colonel Swope a
man visited the offlco of a well known
bacteriologist in Kansas City and se
cured some typhoid germs With
these dead bacilli It Is asserted the
man hoped to Inoculate the members
of the Swopo family
Added credence Is given this hy
pothoute by the fact that during tho
month of December six members of
the Swope household became 111 with
typhoid foor
That tho typhoid epidemic was not
duo to unsanitary conditions about
the Swopo residence was shown by
tho report of two physicians who
mado thorough Investigations of the
promises assisted by plumbers
But Now Carter of
Hawaii Sees Their
Honolulu Friday Jan 7ExGo r
George R Carter whoso Interview as
published about two years ago to the
effect that he would be perfectly will
ing to have his daughter marry a Jap
anese and who has expressed much
admiration for them nt other times
has written an article for a special
edition of the Hawaii Shinpo In when
he expresses gory different views
The editor headed the former gover
nors article Change of Heart
Carter says that at the time of the
California difficulty ovor schools ho
argued with President Roosevelt
against atopplng Japanese Immigration
to Hawaii tolling him that the Jap
anese hore were peaceable lawabid
lug and desirable residents
Since then much has happened
continues the former governor Re <
counting the events of the recoil I
strike he says 1
A largo proportion of the Japanese I
In Hawaii have Ignored our laws out I
customs have policed and confined
their own people In our land of free
dom have attempted a reign of ter
ror eome have sanctioned violence
I and brutal forcer rirfJSy have been
swayed by certain leaders beyond all
reason lost selfcontrol lost respect
lost esteem
Roosevelt was right Hawnll Is no
longer an exception to his statement
Wo want no more of the modern
Japanese Hawaii s future develop I
ment should be with other material
New York Jan 14 Dealings in
stocks were small but prices moved
upward with decision A feature of
the market was an upward rush of
2 58 points In Rock Island and 2 lu
the preferred
A good deal of stock came on the
market at the opening rise and prices
fell away until there was nothing left
of the initial advance excopt In the
cone of Rock Island Union Pacific
and Rock Island lost 1 and Reading
SL Paul Groat Northern preferred
and Northern Pacific sold as much be
low yesterdays closing St Paul was
pressed for sale at a decline of 2 3 S
and with depressing effect on specu >
lative entImeuL Union Pacific U S
Steel Central Leather American
Smelting and Anaconda lost 1 and
Northern Pacific was 1 12 lower
Bonds easy
Chicago Jan CloseWheat
Jan 112 May 111 SSalM July
102 5S Sept 9S 1S
Oats January 17 31 May IS 38
July 15 18 Sept 12
Corn January G4 aSa3t May 68 58a
31 July GS Sept 68
Pork January 2200 llay 2210
July 2212 12
Lard January 1272 12 May 12
25al227 12 July 1220al222 12
Ribs January 1176 May 1160a
1162 12 July 1162 12
Rye Cash SI
Barley cash CSa71
TimothYMarch 100
Clover March 151
Now York Jan HLead 4C7 l2a
472 12 Copper quiet standard
spot and March 12 lSal2
Silver 52 l2c
Chicago Livestock
Chicago Jan 14 Cattle Receipts
2000 market strong Beeves 415a
785 Texas steers 400a500 west
ern steers 410a610 stockers and
feeders 300a510 cows and heifers
92 InaSGO calves 7S5alOOO
Hogs Receipts estimated at 9000
market lOc higher light S45a
885 mixed S45a895 heavy S50a
900 rough S50a870 good to
choice heavy 870a900 pigs 75ua
840 bulk of sales 8 70aSS5
SheepReceipts estimated at 6000
market strong Native 400aiUO
western 400a6I5 yearlings giL75a
SOO lambs native G25aSSO west
oru Gafifl875
Omaha Livestock
Omaha Neb Jan 4Cattl Re
ceipts 800 lOc higher Native steers
400a725 western steers 4 OOaG
00 western cows and heifers 300a
400 stockers and feeders 275a5
00 calves 5300a750 bulls stags
I etc 275a47S
Hogs Rccolpla 400 ioc higher
Heavy S60aS70 mixed S5oaSGO
light S50aS55 bulk of sales 855
Sheep Receipts 1100 Market lOa
15c higher Yearlings G50a7 25
others 500a5 85 ewes 500a5GO
lambs 740oS40
Sugar and Coffee
New York Jan HSugarR3w
firm Muscavado S3 test 367 cen
trifugal 9G test 317 molasses su
gar 89 test 342 Refined steady
Coffee Spot steady No 74 Rio
81lGS3 lc No 4 Santos 99 1Sc
Chicago Produce
Chicago Jan HButler steady I
creameries 2Ga34 dairies 25a30
Eggs steady at mark cases Included
24 l2n30 12 firsts 35 primo firsts
3S Cheese steady daisies 16 34a
17 young Americas 16 l 2
Ann Arbor Mich Jan Irhc stu
dent council of tho University of
Michigan organized to assist tho
faculty in maintaining discipline has
recommended to tho engineering fa r
culty that Joy Miller who Is alleged
to have played on the football team I
last fall knowing that ho was Ineligi
ble bo expelled from tho university
Tho council criticised tho engineer
inS faculty for lax methods and gave
Miller a record for uprightness of
I character up to last fall
Cincinnati Tan 14 Charles L
Warrlnor who confessed to having I
embezzled 643000 while treasurer of I
the Big Four railroad lu this city was
taken to tho Columbus Ohio peniten
tiary today to begin a sentence of six
years which wag Imposed upon him
following his plea of guilty to tho em
bezzlement of 5000
t Warriner Issued a signed statement
I denying the various rumors that he
was protecting some one higher up
Breaking of Ice Gorge I
Causes Heavy Loss
of Property
St Louis Mo Jan HThc Mis
sieslppi river front at St Louis pre
sented devastated appearance todtiy
Tho river order with ice rose from
22 foot Wednesday night to 319 foot
early today and thou the gorge broke
Inside of three hours the ricer foil
more limn five feet and at S oclock
the gauge road 261 feet
The boats ou the river were left
high and dry hy the rapid fall and the
levee was strewn with wreckage The
property loss will exceed 200000
The gorge which formed yesterday
after he breaking of the gorge which
had held for three weeks gave way at
dawn under the pressure of ice and
water which had come down the Mis
souri rivor into the Mississippi
Weather bureau reports indicate
that the Mississippi river Is rising
north of SL Louis Tho railroad
tracks on the levee were Inundated
and the falling water left them cov
ered with debris and ice
The gorge at Alton twentythreo
miles north of St Louis hroko this
morning and will reach here during
the day The bridge at Alton caused
the Ice floes to oaiirt up again and
another gorge is forming thore
South of St Louis the river Is full
of floating Ice to below Chester III
sixty miles down
Tho Illinois and Missouri rivers arc
rising Here the river has fallen Tho
preliminary work on the free bridge
which St Louis Is erecting was de
stroyed bj the Ice
Carried Away by a
Colored Man and
Winchester Va Jan 11 Railroad
detectives are at work ou n mastery
which seems tq surround a negro u o
man who left hero yesterday for Chi
cago will a white child about throe
Months old
Tho womanbuarded a train at Win
rhfStiM ami Rtn station live miles
from town was handed Iho baby by a
nogro loan Later she hoarded a west
ern train at Harpers Ferry with tho
She declared that her destination
was 350 North Sheldon street Chi
cago and thai she had been furnish
ed tickets by some unknown pernon
lu Chicago Tho railroad police be
lieve It Is a klUuapUis case
= 1 1
Trains Are Stalled in Every Direction and
Wires Are Down = = = Worst Blockade in
the History of That City
Chicago Jan 14Onc of the most
serious train blockades In the history
of Chicago was reported by the rail
roads running Into this city today
The tieup is so complete that ship
ments of milk and coal are stalled
miles from hore
The telegraph companies are in
had shape especially to the north and
Houlu There Is only one wire work
ing between hero and Minneapolis
and St Paul according to tho tele
graph officials The wires to the
south and east aro working poorly
Most of the trouble south Is said to
l > e within a radius of fifty miles from
Will GO UP
Schwab Agrees to Take
a Flight at Los
Angeles r
Los Angeles Cal Jan HOn the
bulletin board at Dominguez aviation
Hold a sign in chalk letters a foot
high The Biggest Events Aro Yet
to Come sat the thousands of aero
maniacs to wondering when Paulban
would attempt today some flying
feat ns spectacular as his trip to
Paradise or Hades Wednesday
The sight oC a man merely lljiup
has come to be so common that it
requires something really thrilling to
gain attention now This was dem
onstrated yesterday when the race
between the Frenchman and the
American Curtiss failed to cvoko
more than a perfunctory cheer Cur
tlss passed Paulhau twice while fly
Ing around the course in an attempt
to establish a record for slxteon
miles Then when Paulhan sought to
lower his rivals mark of 24 54 25
and failed hy five seconds there wan
hardly any demonstration of enthu
I They are ennui said Paulhan as
h supervised tho morning coddling
of his Farmans and Blerlots hy his
mechanicians today I shall have
to do something to remove that blase
Are you not satisfied with having I
tlown higher than any man over did 2
he was asked
Mate non he replied hitching his
shoulders up to his ears and throw
ing up his hands palms upward
lingers wiggling rtl have forgotten
that Records more records better
records until pouf breath goes ont
and 1 really find that path to Para
dise or to Hades
One of the earliest visitors on the
field today was Charles M Schwab
former president of the United States
Steel corporation who arrived this
morning on a special train from Ne
vada where he has been Inspecting
mining properties Ho brought with
him Mrs Schwab his sister Miss
Gertrude Schwab and a party of ten
New York friends They wore shown
through the aeiojilnne tents in tho
center of tho vast Hold by Clifford B
I Harmon the New York sportsman
who extracted from the stool magnate
a promise to accompany him on a
balloon trip tomorrow or some other
day before the close of the meet
Mrs Schwab did not seem enthusi
astic over her husbands possible avi
Mr Harmon made hits first real
flight as an aviator on board his own
aeroplane last evening He made two
short journeys in the air and then
regretfully permitted tho machine to
bo retired
After a threeday struggle with ex
tensive tables of logarithms the
hoard of aviation judges havo final
ly arrived at tho figures which shall
stand as the official record of Paul
hans worldbeating high flight A
statement regarding the performance
and the judges findings was made
public today It read
In the afternoon of January 12
1910 on the aviation field of San Do
mliigucz near Los Angeles Cal
Louis Puulhan in a Farmau aero
plane propelled by a gnome motor
made an attempt to accomplish the
worlds record for altitude A series
3f observations was made during his
light and they wore carefully com
pared and calculations mado from
them by the approved methods of
trigonometry These proved that Mr
Pnulhun reached the altitude of
11 C5 feet which Is equivalent to
12597 meters A cable received from
the International Aeronautic Federa
tion In Franco certifies that Hubert
l ilham on January 7 1910 reached
the altitude of 1050 motors equiva
lent to nIH feet and that wm then
Iho worlds record In his flight Mr
Paulhau carried an aneroid bnromp
Lcr which he examined during his
light and noted that H marked 4600
eel ft view of the unreliability of
I 1 t barometer for this purpoBo the
jommltteo la uuwlllingto trust tip this
nethod It therefore adopts the re
ord of 1165 feet and declares thafc
klr Paulman has exceeded the record
oC Ml Latham bj 721 feet 2197 I
meters and therefore holds the
worlds record
For the board of judges
President of the Aero Club of Ameri
ca VIccPresldent of tho Interna
tional Aeronautical Association
President of tho Aero Club of Cali
Chicago Jan 14 Poatofllco au
thorities of Chicago and New York
any trying to get to tho bottom of
what seems to be a scheme to swin
dle diamond merchants of Now York
through a series of forged letters
The forged communications addressed
to a New York man who cannot bo
found are written on stationery
copied after that of W A Burrows
103 Stato street and boar his forged
signature Three of the letters ad
dressed Charles Donobul Victoria
Hotel Now York City and not de
delivered there were returned to Mr
Burrows who handed them to tho
poatofllce authorities
Secret service men believe the per
son for whom the letters were In
tended may bo under arrest and so
unable to call for them As a conso
quence they were sent by tho hotel
to Mr Burrows whose name ap
pears on the envelopes
Apparently the writer of the let
ters and the man to whom they wero
cent were working out a scheme to
defraud diamond dealers in Now
York said Mr Burrows last even
Three letters came to TOO In the
first the writer said ho had about
cleaned up his stock ofwhlte goods
That is a superior grade of diamonds
free from yollow tints
lie also wrote that ho vas an
noyed because a certain package
from Amsterdam had not arrived Tho
signature to tho letter is a clever for
ger of my own t
The final letter which followed
a second tolling the New York man
to purchase thirty to forty perfect
white diamonds ranging in weight
from one to three carats contained
six certified chocks drawn on the Hi
bernian Banking association which
have been pronounced forgeries
One Hundred and Ten
Accept Invitations
in St Louis
St Louis Jan HWhnt was per
haps one of tho most unique audiences
that ever attended a theatrical pro
duction was that at the Century thea i
ter last night when 110 ministers J
wore present In a body Thoy were I
guests of the theater management and
of Burr McIntosh the Invitations fol
lowing a general attack on the al
legod Immorality of the stage from a
dozen or more pulpits lust Sunday
Mcintosh recently challenged the
ministers to a debate Failing in this i
he Invited them all lo come to his
show To his surprise 110 of them
Many of them had not been in a
theater for years and several of them
declared It was tholr llrst experience
in a playhouse
Chicago Jan II Weather condi
tions lute produced a condition in
railroad transportation business in
Chicago that is akin to a calamity
The coal carrying trade is paralyzed
and traffic generally on the steam
roads is so demoralized that passen f
ger schedules nave been smashed and
the movement of freight regarded as
almost a minus quantity u
Chicago which for weeks has suffered
coal IB
fered from u scarcity of coal
threatened with one of the worst foal
famines In years according to expert
obfionors To make matters worse
the weather forecaster declares that
a cold spell Is at hand which means
thousands of freSghtladfcn crux tti
in tho various railroad yards which
nro npw axle deep in anon and slush
will become Icebound on the tracks
Nothing but an niriifliinl rlre In tom <
I pcrature it is asserted can then re
J lease them from their frozen anch

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