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rilili" THE SALT LAKE TIMES. I zzr I up May. No paper in this J city can show snch evidence of popularity. v" Published it yesterday. VOLUME 6 - SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, MON DAY, MAY 23 . 1892. SAU NUMBER 280. A CANDIDATE FOR THE GIBBET. Jam e Dooley's Hearing In Progress at Preseott, Iowa. Pr escott, la.. May 23. A preliminary bear ing in the case of James Dooley who mux lered Mrs. William Coons and her litt! daughter at Villisca on the 11th inst. Is in progress here today. Dooley is a young1 man about 16 years of age, and does not ap-peal to be over bright. The chief evidence aga; nst him is his own confession, in which he iays his aunt abused him for failing to keej ihe cattle shut up, and thereupon he deci led to kill her: that he struck her twice upoi l the head with a heavy padlock, and that after she had been rendered unconscious he li red six shots into her brain from a rc-vo-er. The her little daughter came in crying and he killed her in the sam e manner as he had disposed of her mother. Doolev's statement as to the rea-son jof the tragedy, ho ever, is disproved by the declaration of the physicians that the unfur'u late woman had been the victim oFa cria dual assault before she was killed, and this is strengthened by the fact that the bod f was found stretched out upon a bed, the tHtaMb? d and the clothing torn. The euic -- bliPi'fi nature of the murderer is dt ; fact that after he had killed j bis NrPU her daughter, he sat down at j the y5 ''in tnc same room and ate his din-- ! j ncrPPone before leaving, with the bodies strenehed out before him. HORRIBLE CRIMES. Sixty-fiv- e New Born liabea Brutally Mur-dered in Russia. New York, May 23. A dispatch from London says. The trials at Bilna, Russia, of over thirty men and women on charges of j wholsesale systematic infanticide have been concluded. All of the prisoners have been couvicied and sentenced to imp:isonment in a fortress for terms ranging from six to thirty-years- . The number of victims has not been positively ascertained, but the bodies of bodies of sixty-fiv- e children, mostly new-born, have been traced.' The evidence teemed with blood curd ing disclosures as to the methods emyloyed in getting rid of the unfortunate children. Many of them were allowed to die of cold and hunger and neglect, and others were poisoned with a decoction of poppy seed; and a large number were violently put to death, being suffocated with pillows, or packages of wadding or linen, while others were strangled by fie accused, or drowned in cess-pools. The bodies of the murdered children were wrapped up in rags, and concealed iu i the woods at the first convenient oppor-tunity. In some instances they were kept for days, both before and after their death, in chests or drawers, baskets, boxes, barrels, and other receptacles tilled with lilthy rags, and concealed In dark and sometimes noise- - some underground cellars. To the ring-leader of the gang, Noskina, the murders of twenty-fo- ot infants were attributed. Two other women were charged with the murder cf eighteen children each ; and another was alleged to have made away with fifteen. c-- son was charged with perjury, which arose over testimony which he irave in a case of damages, in which the Salt Lake Railroad company was defendant and Alonzo Mattaw plaintiff. Judge O. W. Powers and Attor-- n y D. M. Straup appeared for the defense. Jackson is a tall, loose-jointe- d fellow, and combs his hair low dowu his forehead. In the trial of the case of Alonzo Mattaw against the Salt Lake Railroad com-pany months ago, Jackson testified for the plaintiff that he was a passenger on the street car from which Mattaw was ejected by the conductor. The railroad company impeached the testimony of Jackson and be was arrested and held in bail beyond the reach of his purse-string- s, so that he has languished in the pennitentiary ever since he testified in the case of Mattaw against the railroad company. The testimony was as to whether Jackson was on the car when MattaW was ejected by the conductor. The majority of the witnesses said they did not see him there. Jackson did not prove be-yond his own evidence and a deposition of Mattaw, that he was a passenger. It lacked live minutes to 12 o'clock when Judge Zane charged the jury and it retired under charge of the officer. In ten minutes the jury re-turned to the court room with a verdict of not guilty. REDUCE!) THE BONDS. Judge Powers asked the court to place the bonds of O'Neill, who is under arrest on the charge of voluntary manslaughter commit-ted eariy in the year at Park City, at $1000. Assistant District Attorney Stephens said the case would be called for hearing this week. Attorney Powers replied that the defense would probably not be ready for trial so soon. The court placed the bonds of O'Neill at 1000. COZIER GETS A YEAR. The Motion for a New Trial Over-ruled and the Forfeiture of Bonds Set Aside. JUDGE ANDERSON'S LECTURE. . Jackson Acquitted on the Charge of Perjury A Rap3 Case Police Court Proceedings Criminal Settings. George E. Cozier, who was returned to the city from Denver, Saturday night, and whose arrest was published in this paper fourteen hours in advance of any other newspaper in Salt Lake, was brought down , from the penitentiary this morning to the third district court for hearing. Cozier is J looking as though his Colorado trip had been ML agreeable to him. He was dressed iu a suit 1 of black and wore a neat-fittin- g prince Al- - 7 bert. After asking the reporter for a c igar ette Cozier observed that he had found Colo-rado pretty dull and dead. "I left Salt Lake," said he referring to his bond-jumpin- "over the Rio Grande Wes-ter- n ti Grand Junction. Then I took the Midland Road to Colorado Springs and then on to Denver." Before the case was called Cozier ap-peared to be in the best of spirits and chatted With great nonchalance with his keepers. At 2 p. m. he was taken before Judge Anderson, and Mr. Varian opened th'' proceedings by saying that the defendant had previously been con-victed of adultery, and on the day-se- t for seutenee and for hearing amotion for a new trial the defendant was not present, lie therefore moved the termination of the motion. Mr. Tatlock said that the defendant's friends hud engaged an attorney, and in their behalf he asked for a stay of three or four days to enable the attorney employed to look into the matter and determine whether or not it had merit. Mr. Varian strenuously opposed this delay, end insisted that the motion be disposed of at once. Jiirlre Anderson I think this motion should be overruled. Ample time for the prepara-tion has already been given. I have a very i tear recollection of all of the particulars of the case, and cannot see auy reason why a motion for a new trial should be granted, nor why action on the motion snumitted should be deferred. If he desires to appeal to the supreme court, he may do so. Mr. Varian I move for judgment, your honor. The court ordered Cozier to stand up, and after going over the case, asked if he had anything to say. Cotier Nothing. Judge And raw You are a young man in the prime ot life, and your wife appears to be a kind, intelligent woman. Against her and the laws of your country you have com-mitted one of the most flagrant offenses imaginable, except murder. You took Sk one of the vilest of prostitutes into your bouse, and it is a very serious matter in-- deed. The sanctity of the home and of A the marriage relation is the bulwark of society. Since your conviction and escape. I have received a letter from your old father in the state from which I A came, and he says that both he and your H mother are heartbroken over the Kl I lie not know your father personally, but I to of It;: character! It is, as I have said, a very flagrant case, but, under all the circum-stance- s, I will senteuee you to one year's imprisonment in the penitentiary. At the conclusion of the court's remarks. Cozier simply turned on his heel and left H tin- room in charge of Deputy Marshal Goodsell. W Mr. Tatloek then filed a motion in behalf r of B. W. 1". Cozier, the defendant's father and bondsman, asking that the forfeiture of the bond be set aside. Mr. Varian agreed that this might be done, except the costs of bringing Cozier back should be made good by the bondsmen. BEFORE Jt:i)GE ZANE. A hypodermic injection of bichloride of spring was inserted into the court proceed-ings this morning, and business began with a land office rush. The flowers that bloonaed early in the year were no more pleasant and sunny than the faces of the legal counsel w ho clustered around the judge's desk be-fore the opening of court. Even the prison-ers looked as pleasant as prisoners could pos-sibly appear. On the criminal bench were George McGee. charged with forgery; John Ciark, petit larceny ; John Harris, a brawny-Mack- , under indictment for assault; David Eitzpatrick, awaiting trial for rape; George Jackson, charged with perjury, and Martin Harris for housebreaking. Among the crowd of court-hangers-o- n was Hebe Cooper, who is awaiting trial on the charge of adultery with Eliza Eoulks of Bountiful. BEFORE JUSTICE KESLER. Salt Lake's Poliee Magistrate in a Merci-ful Mood. The quality of mercy in Justice Kesler's court this morning was not in the least strained, and as to dropping like the gentle rain from heaven, the expression wasn't in it. There was a perfect shower, and mcrcy fell in bucketsful. F. W. Buckley was the first man that emerged from the pen when Officer Kaieigh let down the bars and turned the herd loose. He was charged with being drunk and dis-orderly, but after listening to his promise to reform and go to work the court discharged him. Walter Porcher, a delegate from Sandy, who came here to be treated for rheumatism, w as then called. In response to the sum-mons, a man with a face that looked as though its owner had been engaged in a conflict with a pile-driv- er ambled up. Wal-ter's eyes were black, his nose broken and his ear chewed. In fact, Walter's face would have stopped a Waterbury alarm watch. He pleaded not guilty to vagrancy, and said he had a job as soon as his face healed up. He got twenty days in which to doctor himself. Joe Murphy, a drunk who pleaded that he was 'worrukin' in a brick yaard", and Joe Burke, a soldier who got a discharge from the army Saturday and immediately filled up to celebrate, were then dismissed upon an agreement to go and sin no more. Then came six men, Messrs. Bernard, May, Freeman, Hale, Sterling and Mayhard, each of whom was charged with stealing rides from the Rio Grande Western. Some very elegant testimony relative to the methods of Kio Grande brakemen was developed in the evidence in this case. Freeman and Hale were en route from Creedc to Salt Lake to look for work. At Green River this morning about 2 a. m. they were ap-proached by one of the brakemen, who asked them where they were going. When told that Salt Lake was their" destination, that functionary said if they would pay him $2 each, he would tix them all right. They yieided up and he put them in a box car in which they rode and were arrested upon arrival. Thej- - were discharged also. The Rio (iraude folks are very zealous in prosecuting box c.ar jinssengers and it as if tne-shoui- d hunt up collectors of boxar fares. Some man will evidently lose a job. The agent at Provo told Turner that he better mount a freight if he wanted to ride to Lehi, and he did so. The train didn't stop and Turner was carried to Salt Lake. He declared he wouldn't have got on the freight but for the agent's advice the later telling him he could not buy a ticket. The entire sextette were discharged. E. T. Willey is an old offender, a dead beat as far as paying attorneys goes and is in quad for larceny. It is alleged that on yes-terday he entered a bath room at tiie Hot Springs and relieved the pockets of WTilliam Price and R. P. Reid of $6 in coin of the realm. He pleaded not guilty when ar-raigned and his case was set for this after-noon . Sam Sandborn and Mike Brown were fined $5 for smashing the nose of Joe Burke at the L'nion Pacific depot. Robert McDonald, a lad, was held to the district court as an incorrigible. Robert is a wild, woolly boy, who fires stones through windows, steals fruit, etc. The court, after diccharging J. C. Smith for being drunk, adjourned. CRIMINAL CASES. Another Setting Made by the United States Attorney This Morning. The United States Attorney this morning handed in the following settings of criminal cases: may 24. The People vs. Frank Reupsch; forgery. The People vs. Henry Smith; forgery. m v 25. The People vs. Wm. Randall; burglary. The People vs. Frank Robinson; house-breaking. may 2T. The People vs. William Cornell; robbery. The People vs. Nicholas Beuhler; assault with intent to commit rape. MAY 31. The People vs. Jacob Johnson, grand larceny. The People vs. Henry Raddon, grand larceny. JUNE 1. The People vs. George McKee. JUNE 2. The People vs. Salt Lake City Brewing company, maintaining a nuisance. What's tho Matter With Lynching. There is one brute who will adorn a Co-ttonwood tree if he doesn't take care of him-self. On Saturday night while Mrs. J. A. Fryer was wheeling her baby carriage on Second South near sixth East, a short, thick set young man seized her and attempted to throw her to the ground. She screamed and struggled but would undoubt dly have been outraged but for the timely arrival of two young men. Her assailant fled. He was weli dressed, dark eomplexioned and wore a small moustache. Captured a Convict. John Voages a Fort Douglas soldier was sentenced to three years at Fort Leavenworth about ten days ago but escaped. Saturday night Sergeant Greeley found him in the alley next Martin Lannon's and captured him by holding him up with a gun. Voages is due to serve his term. Criminal Notes. There are no criminal cases set on the docket for tomorrow. "I will hardly be able to try all the cases of the people in jail," said Assistant Dis-trict Attorney Stephens this morning, "by the time your honor desires to close court, unless the defendants make better prepara-tions for hearing. Otherwise they must go over this term." Several little civil suits were hurried over and the criminal end of the legal beam swung around and struck Martin Harris amidships and landed him in the county jail for three months. PLEADED GUILTY OF PETIT LARCENY. The attorney for Martin Harris came forward and asked to withdraw the former plea of not guilty to the charge pending against his client and enter one of guiltj . The lawyer stated that Harris had a mother in Missouri who was dependent upon the son for existence. In his own behalf Harris saik that he was a victim of no work and hard drink. Judge Zane senteuced him to ifcree months in the county jail. THE LAW'S DELAY. The old case of the People vs. David Fitzpatrick was called up and Attorney Stephens asked for a continuance on the ground that one of the material witnesses was absent. This case was tried before a jury last term which was unable to agree. Judge Powers for tie defendant objected to a continuance. He cited that the defendant had been in jail since the 19th day of Feb-ruary, 1891, owing to the fact that Police Justice Laney had held him in $10,000 bonds. Twice the defendants have been ready for trial, but each time the prosecu-tion was not ready. Judge Powers asked that the case be dismissed. Prosecutor Btephens objected. The court said the case ji-ou!- be considered later ou. t It will be remembered that Fitzpatrick Vas accused of committing a criminal as-sault upon an aged and decrepit female by the name of Annie Hansen. The alleged offense took place in the Cactus saloon on West South Temple street. Just before the judicial gong sounded the hour for lunch Attorney O. W. Powers arose and asked the court to take up Fitzpatrick's case at once. He cited the fact that his client had suffered months incarceration already awaiting trial: that a continuance meant many more weeks in durance vile and struck a pile-driv- blow by showing that when this case was tried before the jury-Stoo-d for acquittal by a Tammany majority. Prosecutor Stephens said that it was im-possible to have the witness present today. Three witnesses were among the missing; one was in Oklahoma, another in Oregon and th2 third well, nobody knew where. Mr. Stephens urged a continuance. Mr. Powers objected. The merits of the controversy were argued. Judge Zanc said the case would be tried or the prisoner re- - leased upon his own recognizance. Attorney Stephens said they would try the case. The case v.ill go to the jury this after-noon. A KEG UO RELEASED. John Harris, who lias been confined in the county jail under charge of assault, was brought forward for trial. Harris is as black as the ace of spades and considerably lar-ger. The witnesses for the prosecution were out of feight and beyond reach of the j Insidious subuoena. The case against Harris ml c'Ismisscd, NOT GUILTY OF PERJURY. The case of j The People vs. George H. ojju.'iV" e Li.v. iff lac. - ' J WOMEN NOT IN IT. - - - Appears to Be the Writing- - Between the Lines in the General Con-ference of the Methodists, THE AMEKIOAU" STEEL SUPEEIOE. New Nickel Steel Diagonal Plates for the Iidiana SDldiers of New York Form a Political Machine, Omaha, May 23. Bishop Warren presided at this morning's session of the Methodist conference. Dr. Howell Eaton was chosen secretary of the Tract society. A resolution making bishops of the board to appoint boards of control for auxiliary departments was passed. It was resolved not to pay the expenses of the delegates to the general conference whose annual conferences fail hereafter to pay assessments for expenses of the general conference. It was resolved hereafter to pay missionary bishops out of the missionary fund, instead of out of the episcopal fund. Rev. Jenifer a fraternal delegate from the African Methodist general conference, re-ported that the African Methodist and the African Methodist Espiscopal and ion churches were arranging a basis union and hoped that the Methodist church and the Methodist church south, would do likewise, i A resolution instructing the bishops to submit the question of the admission of women to the general conference and to annual conferences was again discussed at some length and finally laid over to await i the report of the committee having the con- - ' stitutional question In hand. Omaha, May 23. Dr. Sauford Hunt was elected treasurer of the missionary society; Dr. Earl Cranston, secretary of the same. A resolution to require bonds from all offi-cers who had the handling of funds, led to a heated discission. A resolution of sym-pathy for the Jews of Russia, with the dec-laration that they are being unmercifully persecuted, and hope they may soon the enjoy same religious rights as other people, presented, but, after discussion, it was with-drawn. There was a ripple over the resolu-tion commending the action of the mayor of Sioux City in refusing $10,000 oifered by saloon keepers foi the relief of tod suffer-ers. Referred to committee on prohibition. A resolution to locate a book repository at Los Angeles was introduced. Referred. H UPHEAVAL, Knights of the Green Cloth aurf Femmes de Ville on the N Ragged Edge. Wholesale Indictments Said to Have Been Fonnd Against Them by The Grand Jury. LIST OF SUPPOSED VICTIMS It Foots Up Seventh --One Men and Women But It Is Probably Incomplete, THE CRUSADE'S OBJECT, It Is Believed That Both Kvils WIQ Be Suppressed in Salt Lake It Creates a Sensation. There is weeping and wailing and tjnash. ing of store teeth among the femmes de ville today, and a quaking of the knees among the knights of the green cloth. The grand jurors are responsible for it all. Ehe report brought in by the inquisitors on Saturday afternoon was a very innocent affair on its face. There was no long dis-sertation on the immoral concition of the city ; no bemoaning of the f aft that suffici-ent evidence could not be produced upon which to find indictments, and nothing to indicate what had been done, beyond the bare statement that forty-si- x indictments had been found under territorial s atutes. And yet to one familiar with those facts which are always public property, that re-port meant a great deal. It was known, for instance, that but few persous had been held by the lower courts to await the action of the grand jury, and of these eight were United States cases, while nine of the terri-torial cases sent up were ignored. The other territorial cases sent up from the lower courts could not have exceeded twent', which would leave at least twenty-si- x to be accoun e I for. Of course it never occured to the brainy re-porters of the morning papers that I hese in-dictments were out of the ordinary run, and were not found in cases sent up, for that would have necessitated a moment's thought. It was common knowledge, too, that the in-quisitors had had the NYMPHS DU PAVE AND GAMBLERS before them in squads, and the general pub-lic correctly concluded that the indictments which couid not be accounted f r must of necessity be against that class. Today this is everywhere accepted as the truth of the matter, and those concerned in it are con-siderably agitated over the prospect. The subject is the talk of the town, and the only consolation the sports can find lies in the fact that not more than about twenty of them can be indicted, unless the females have been ignored, which is not the case. A Times reporter called upon Mar-shal Janney this afternoon, and was by him furnished with the following list of persons, known or supposed to be the PROPRIETORS OF GAMBLING HOUSES. John Doe Sparks, 115 South Main street. Anno Mosheii, 151 South Main street. Thomas McDermott, 167 South Main street. "Shorty" Wade, South Main street. A. B. Gibson and Cai. Woods, 10. 12 and 14 EaSt BofottA 8 tilth Geo. Barr, 143 South Main street. Henrt Nugent and Sam Reggle, Second South street. The keepers of HOUSES OF PROSTITUTION are as follows: Ida Walker, 222 State street. Kittie (Jap) 26 Franklin avenue. Minnie (Jap) 622' Commercial street. May Reynolds, 54 Franklin avenue. Mattie Turner, 243 South Main. Hattie Wilson. 53 Franklin avenue. May St. Clair, Franklin avenue. Lucy Andrews, IB Franklin avenue. Jessie Blake, 166 West South Temple. Lizzie Winters, 148 West South Temple. Maggie Mokhis, Plum alley. Elsie St. Omar. Commercial avenue. GrssiE Blake, Franklin avenue. This foots up twenty-tw- o persons, but it is not claimed that the list is a complete one. It is understood that the inquisitors investigated the matter very thoroughly, and they may have discovered some cases that the police are not aware of are in doubt about. It is reasonably certain, how-ever, that ever- - keeper of a house of pros-titution in the city and the proprietors of all the gambling houses are under indictment, and the matter v. ill doubtless come up iu the courts in a few pays. what the effect will be. It looks as though the crusade thus in augurated would result in an almost com-plete suppression of the two evils for a time at least, provided that the prosecutions are pushed with the same zeal that the investi-gations have been. THE CRONIN TRACEDY. Sensational Developments Slay Occur at Any Time. Chicago, May 23. There are likely to be seusatioual development growing out of tho assassination of Dr. P. A.Cronin before many weeks. Over three years have passed since the noted Irish patriot was sent to his last account; one of those couvicted of compli-city in the murder has died in prison con-cealing his secret to the end. two more of the assassins are still behind the stone walls of Joliet, while a dozen of those directly or indirectly concerned in the conspiracy have either died or been scattered as Ishmaelites over the four quarters of the country. In all these years, however, although conducted with great secrecy, the efforts of the Iilsh friends of the murdered physician to penetrate the mystery surrouudiug the crime and conspiracy, and to se-cure a grip on others known to have been identified with it, have never for a moment relaxed, and it is now stated that their lab-ors are approaching a point where the case is likely to be reopened and astounding dis-closures made public. One of the most prominent mem tiers of what is known as the Cronin wing of the Irish party in this city, and whose name is known wherever a half dozen Irishmen have gathered together on either side of the Atlantic, said today in reference to this subject: '"People think we have been sleeping. On the contrary we have been piling up fact upon fact, proof upon proof, until we have reached a point where we believe that the entile conspiracy and crime is revealed. When wc think that the proper time has arrived the facts in our possession will be placed in the hands of the state's attorney, and those facts will be strong enough to warrant the in mediate arrest, not of one man or two men. but of ten or a dozen. Some of them, moreover, have such a local standing that the very suggestion that they were implicated in the crime will create a sensation. Ihere are men walking the streets of Chicago today who are even more guilty than the men in Joliet. They think their secret is safe as long as they live, but they are mistaken. As was stated in the dispatches from Joliet during his fatal ill-ness Patrick O'Sullivan would have made a clean breast of that he knew were it not for the fact, as he expressed it himself, that his statement would implicate a fellow country-man with a large family. He knew all about that, even before O'Sullivan had said so. When it was first stated that the pris-oner was ill this man lost no time in making arrangements to fly the country in the event of O'SulIivan's making a confession. We knew of his plans, however, and he was un-der surveillance morning, noon and night until O'Sullivan had died without testifying to what he knew. The slightest effort on the part of this man to have gotten away would have led to his immediate arrest. There are many more in the same boat. People may think that the Cronin case is a dead issue. It is not, nor will it ever be un-til every one of those directly connected with it is brought to justice. It will not be very long before the next nhase of this case will develop a sensation a'.most as great as that following the disappearance and mur-der itself. BUSINESS AFFAIRS. The Chamber of Commerce Railroad Suits May Be Heard in Salt Lake. A TALE OF WOE FEOM THE EAST. The State Street Paving Newsy World's Fair Notes New Buildings Today's Clearings Business Briefs. Secretary Sears yesterday received a f -- om Hon. John T. Caine in re-gard to the hearing of the Union Pacific and, Denver & Rio Grande Western, involving suits and enclosing the following corres-pondence, which explains itself: Ifon. William R. Morrison, Chairman. Inter state Commerce Commission: Oka it Sir Tha officers of the chamber of Salt Lak City are very desirous that th hearing of the suits commenced, by them against the U. P. and D. & K. (i. W. rail-way company's should bo held in Salt Lake City. This, they claim, would he a great convenience to the parties to the Huit and w uld save much ex-- , penno and inconvenience in the attendance of wit-me- e:, witness fees, mileage, etc., as tho parties would all be there on the ground. The secretary of the chamber of commerce ha requeste me to make this app ication for whic i ake pleasure in doing in this informal' way, ai d k for its early and favorable consia eration. I h 1 eve that vour compliance with thiij reqi.e.'t wi 1 g - a If subserve the public interest. v e,--y re pectf ally, John T. Cai.nk. The following is Morrison's reply: John-- T. Caine: Dear Sir Yours of the loth inst. received, requesting the commission to hear the chamber of commerce esse, in which your people are interested, at Salt Lake. After consultation we are not able to promise you that the commif sion will go out to Salt Laka to hear the case, but natm of us will go out aa soon as practicable and take the testimony, and; thus save you the expense of summoning witA nesses a long distance, etc. We hope thin will be satisfactory as it i t:i very best we can do. Respectfully yours, W. It. Morrison, Commissioner. J. E. Pilcber,vice-presiden- t of the Simmons Hardware company, of St. Louis, In a pri-vate letter to Secretary Sears, received this morning, says : "We are having a fearful time here with high, water. It is doing millions of dollars worth of damage. There is only one railroad here out ot eat-- t St. Louis, and we are expecting that to go at: any hour. It is still raining. The coal sup-ply is practically exhausted, and there is now great danger of th waterworks being compelled to shut down, aut you know that means all manufacturing estab-lishments will have to close down, and in cuie oC re we have no means of fighting it."' The Salt Lake people, after reading tho-above- , have reason to congratulate them, selves that they live in a country where such, things are practically unknown. World's Fair Notes. Secretary McDaniel returned from Ogderj this morning. The commissioners hold a meeting at their rooms at the Continental hotel, this after, noon at 4 o'clock to transact important busi-ness. The commission has received a part of the promised exhibit of relics and curiosities from the ancient city of Kublick. The spe-cimens are unique and interesting, and will no doubt prove a feature of the( Utah ex-hibit. Secretary McDaniel and Commissioner Empy will leave for Chicago on the 127th of next month. The maiu object of the trip will be to obtain an accurate conception of the cost, size and kind of a building Utah will erect on the fair grounds, from which local architects can draw their plans. Tho gentlemen expect to be away about three weeks. Will Kick on Inspectors. A vigorous kick will be made on the con-tract system now irj vogue in this city as re-gards public improvements and one member of tie cottrreil promiea a lot-n-f fun at a no distant session when a resolution 'covering " that point will be introduced. At present the work is done by contract under the supervision of an inspector. Tha city engineer gives grades and to his survey and according to his design the work is sup. posed to be done. But should the inspector be an incompetent man and the contractor disposed to "monkey" with him it is claimed that the city would have no redress in law for a poor piece of work, its inspector, a paid official having pronounced it all right. The New Auerbach Vluilding. A Times reporter sought out Mr. Sara Auerbach this morning for information iu regard to the proposed building on the old Eagle foundry corner. Mr. Auerbach stated that the matter had beeu talked over in the firm, but no definite conclusion had been arrived at as yet, beyond the fact that a handsome business block would be erected, and that the work would be commenced soon after Mr. Fred Auerbach's return from tho cast about June 1st. In the. meantime the work of excavating will be gotten under way, so that there will be no unnecessary delay after the plans have been accepted. Third South Street Paving. Tomorrow is the last day for the filing of remonstrances against the paving of Third South. It is quite probable that the major-ity of the property owners on the street will refrain from signing any protests as their own interests demand that the street should be paved at once. Third South is a business street, and when completed will be one ol the finest thorougl.f ares in the city, whilt property will advance in value 100 per cent. Basiness Itriefs. The paving on the west side of Richards avenue is almost completed. The sound of the hammer is heard in tho land, and idle men are growing scarcer ou the streets. Local architects are happy over the build-n- g outlook this season, although they an-ticipate no boom. The beautiful, massive stone portico of the McCornick bank building is being placed in position and will soon be finished. The drug store cf Lawson A Nelson, on tho corner of Main and Third South (the Palace) has been sold to J. G. Jacobs for $10,000. He takes possession immediately. The work of demolishing the old adobo house south of the Tribmte, which was occupied by Mrs. O'Mill until burnt out re-cently, has begun. Work will be com-menced on a new structure as soon as the old one is out of the way. The old Richards block, south of the Con-stitution building, which was burnt out by the lire on Saturday last, will be replaced at once. Mr. Richards states that the contract for tearing down the scorched shanties will probably be let this afternoon and the work will be started without delay. The archi-tects are at work already on the plans for the new building, which will be a line brick and stone structure designed for live storeys, only three of which, however, are likely to be finished at present. THE SPORTING WORLD. ! The Disciples of Iziak Walton Getting Ready for Work. THE SALT LAKE BOAT CLUB. Comin" Sportinjf Events All Over the Country V Chanes lor Williams-La- te News of tae itinjr and Track. The trout season opens on June 16th, and the disciples of Izaak Walton arc anxiously awaiting for the day when the law will per-mit them to lure the speckled beauties with the fly. Camping parties are being made ur, and there will be an exodus of sports-men on the llith. Ready for Work. Capt. Barratt. of the Salt Lake Boat club, says that the shelN and boats have all beeu retinished and look as well as if tin y hud just come out of the shop. They will be removed to the new boat house this week, and the b ys will have some friendly con-tests among themselves on Decoration day. Sportinji Splinters. Denver now boasts of a colored athletic club. Governor Flower of New York has taken to boxing. There arc 804 pacers in the 2:35 list, sixty-eigh- t better than 2:15. Joe Goddard has gone into active training for his right with McAuliffe. Cal McCarthy is training faithfully for his light w ith Bobby Burns next Monday night. Prof. Chance and .Sergeant Owen Davis are giving mounted sword contests and fenc-ing exhibitions in San Francisco. Billy Lewis of El Pasa and Jesse Smith of Denver have signed for a fight to come off at Denver on June 1st for $-- '0 a side. The Salt Lake boys leave for Ogden next Thursday, and will once more bat the giblets out of the alleged baseball team up there. Messrs. Dangertield, Love and Arnett, the English wheelmen, have ridden 9 miles on the Rudge triplet in 27 minutes, 35 seconds. ' JcTuetrc., Corrigan's entry, bloke the record on the Lexington track, go-ing four and a half furlongs in 55 sec-onds. Charley Johnson and W. H. Cook had a tight on the dead quiet" at Denver on Wednesday, and the former won in fifteen rounds. At Gilmore's show in Chicago tonight the windup will be six rounds for the heavy weight championship medal between Mike Queenan and Sam Graham. Joe Fowier, the veteran feather-weigh- t, died at Flatbush hospital. New York, on Tuesday last of pneumonta. He was an old friend of Colonel Ed Kelly. Phil Casey, the champion handball player of the world, and who is popularly supposed to have no equal as a judge of physical con-dition, says that Sullivan is in fine trim. Fred Johnson, the English 1 IS pound champion who is to meet Dixon on June 18, has arrived in New York. The Englishman seems to be the favorite with Salt Lake sports. The Pacific club of San Francisco has I been trying to arrange a m ateh for Peterl Matter, whom Fitzsimmons deCeated. Bel may be put against the winner of the Smith-f- 3 Chiids fight tonight. In reply to (iypsey Gleason's challen re J Harry Gilmore says he cannot accept be .1 cause of claims on his time by pupils an entertiiuments. La c in the season, Gil more says, he may tight (ileason. The New Bedford, Mass., Athletic clu has arranged for a boxing match for Doint between two Boston ; u rilists, and has cj tended an Invitation to i he pastors of Ne J Bedford to witness the exhibition. 1 E. J. McConville's challenge to ar, I three men in L'tah to meet three members I the Fencing club with either foils or duelin I swords, is not likely to be accepted for tl 1 reason that MeCunrille has no equal in Ula I and the other two members of his team al nearly as good as himself. A Salt Laker w ho is in Boston writes tfai he saw Peter Mailer in an exhibition in th; B city recently and the Irish lad did son clever work. Pet.tr s.iys that he wants figh Godfrey, ami Godirey says he wi think the matter over while he is enjoyioj H the $2200 pa'd over to him lor licking bi Joe Lannon. n Jack Day's has agreed to stop young D1 Ion at the AU?u Athletic club on May 3 1st in nine rounds. The as pen Times intimates? that Jim Williams might be "induced" to 1 meet Davis, and adds that the Salt Lake boy -- would be a "mark" for the Aspenite. The ' only answer is that Davis can be accommo-dated at any time for any amount from $5(X to $:i5Jo0, ajtd the match can be made by V wire. a In the Jackson-Slavi- n fight at Londo: a next Sunday, Hall and Cboynskl will seeoiK n the colored man, while Mitcheil and Jacl J flavin will look after Slavin. The price o ' , admission for is $13$, whic : u ll nas been freely put up. Members ar oohged to pay from $10 to 50 for rcservec r scats. There is not much belting. The gcr )U eral impression here is that Slavin will wirle although Jackson, who has a ho?t of at quaintances ih Salt Lake, Las the sympath of the sports. ' . , , . th 9--' AMERICAN ARMOR. It Is Superior to the Foreign Article A Great Gun. Washington, May 23. The thickest piece of armor ever manufactured in this country was successfully tested at the Indian Head proving grounds Saturday. One of the h nickel steel diagonal plates for the In-diana, the tirst of the battle ships armor plates completed by the Bethlehem iron works, twenty diagonal platen for the bat-tle ships Indiana and Massachusetts, aggre-gating 800 tons and representing half a million dollars in value, will at once be ac-cented as the result of the test. The result shows conclusively the ability of American armor makers to supply armor p a e of the highest quality. The conditions were more severe than any tests imposed by foreiirn countries. Under the teims of the contract the projectile might go nearly through the slate and back-ing and be accepted if no serious cracks e. None of the three shots tired suc-ceeded in getting far enough into the slate to show auy backing. Three shots were fired near the middle region of the plate, three points impact forming equilateral tri-angle. All three shots reliOUXi.tLld one ff them back to th'e muzzle of the gun, a dis-tance of 135 feet, the deepest penetration be-ing fourteen inches, the other two inches or two less. Ouly few slight cracks immediately sur-rounding the burr of each orifice were made. A ten inch gun was used in the test. Two of the projectiles were first imported, the third made by the same process in this country. The latter wasj thrown out en-tirely uninjured, while one of the imported broke in two, thus showimr a splendid record for the American projectile as well as American plate. The projectiles weighed 50 pounds, a powder charge of 40 pounds, giving a striking velocity of 1,410 feet to the second. MRS. MAXWELL'S WILL. St. Mark's and St. Mary's Hospitals Will Get the Bulk of Her Property. A Times reporter today learned that Mrs. (ieo. R. Maxwell, who died last week, left a will, by which she bequeathed .the bnlk of her property to St. Marks' and St. Marys' hospital. With the exception of $1000, nothing is left to the members of her own family. George R. Maxwell post, G.A.R., gets $500, and the Westminister Presbyterian church comes in for the same amount. Some minor bequests to individuals are made, and the residue goes to the two hospitals named. The matter of the deceased, Mrs. Dr. Sprague, and her brother, Deputy Marshal Sprague, are not metioned iu the The instrument will be filed for probste soon, when further particulars will be learned. P. H. Lannau is named as the ad-ministrator. IN LEGAL LEXICON. Oloping Arguments Being Made in the Blue Jay Case. W LL SUE THE CONTRACTORS. A N'nmlier of New Actions Commenced in the Third Histrict Court Today Suit for Divorce Jfotes. The Blue Jay case, which has been dragg-ing along in Judire Anderson's court, .will be"y"submnted this afternoon, to the great relief of everybody connected with it. Judge Heiiderson made the closing argument for the' defense this morning, and Judge Beattie is speaking for the plaintiffs this afternoon. It may be some time before Judge Anderson renders his decision. WILL St'E THE CONTRACTORS. A Case in Which Unfair Methods Are Said to bo Practised. This afternoon in Justice Kesler's court suits will be brought by several laborers against Haskins fc Showell, street contract-or$- . for the collection of money due, and from all i ndications there is likely to be some fun. It is claimed that the methods of the contractors are peculiar to say the least. They have a faculty of corraling nearly all a man ea: n if what the laborers allege is true . The men are biarded by their employers at a stated rate per week, and the claim is set up tiiat when a man has put iu a week's time he is laid off another week, which will nigh consume his wages. Men being very plentiful this plan of action can be success-fully carried on. Should a man desire to quit his board is advanced 20 per cent, while his account is discounted 20 per cent. So say the aggrieved ones, and it is said that a'ter putting in two or three weeks time a man does not have more than $5 or $6 com-ing to him. The car-- promises some lively developments when it is brought up for trial. James Hegncy is backing the labor-ers in their action. ANOTIIKR DIVORCE SLIT. F. t Sansome of the Tcmpleton Barber Shop Made the Defendant. Tliis afternoon Mrs. Agnes C. Sansome brnught suit for divorce iu the third district court against Fred Sansome, the well-kno- n ploprietor of the Templeton barbershop, on tire ground of drunkenness. Deputy Clerk Ljmis positively refused to allow a Times reporter to see the complaint or to give any iiTjirmatiou concerning it until service had be n made, from which it is inferred that an ef .rt will be made to enjoin the defendant fr mi disposing of his property. mm parties were married only aboht three ye irs ago, and the action of Mrs. Sansome iiij instituting divorce proceedings will crjate a great deal of surprise among tbelr f rilnds. Three Cases Before Judge Zane. Lttorney Hall, for the Salt Lake City Bi wing company, entered a plea of not m lty to the charge of committing a misde-- n ior by throwing slops into the streets. , Bjase was not set for hearing'. LBthe ease of F. C. Guitsch vs. J. M. rH' dy and others, the motion for judg-lHwa- s overruled and upon application of tfftfendant's attorney the ease was taken riiB Judge Zine's to Judge nderson's .tl I and subpoenas ordered issued for n for new irial in the case of A. J. fc:Co., vs. E. ('. DeWitt was ovcr-- I Bnd Attorney Arthur Brown took an Unhappy .Married Life. E. Cunningham is the latest np- - r livorce. Her complaint, which H ;t been tiled in the third district court, H that she was married to Henry C. H lgh uii in this city in 18S5; that al-t-- . defendant is a strong, able- - H .man, he has entirely failed to pro-h'- T with the necessaries of life for Sm than a year past. She therefore asks absolute dei-re- of divorce, and that H restored to her maiden name, Kaehel jHinilh. On Promissory Notes, y A. Eyer has brought suit against sco Con olidated Mining and Stilling ly, Uaniel Eycr and ih.-- Nast Mining ly, to recover 10,200 alleged to be promissory notes secured by mort-Zan- e & Putnam are tho plaintiff's ys. Over a Itight of Way. E. Jones on Saturday afternoon t suit in the Third district court Frederick Roberts to have him en-froi- n using block 04, plat A, as a road-Barlo- Ferguson and J. M. Cannon utifl's attorneys. For Merchandise Sold, ells & Co., lumber dealers, have t sujt against Krantz Bros, to re-45- 5 for merchandise sold. Court Xolen. ! are seventeen different ways to pro-th-e I name of Clerk of the Supreme Sache, each one of which to said to be ppeal has been taken iu the case of nyder vs. Ellen Everill, in which ssioner Norrell recently gave judg--r the plaintiff for $19o. case of L. N. Howland it Co. vs. B. and Fred Titt, involving $287, has pea'.ed from the judgment of Com-er Morgan in favor of the plaintiffs, nissinncr Greenman today entered nts through default of the defend-th- e case of E. E. Rich as the Peo-rwardi- Co. vs. Frank Tate, iu the ' $229.50 and $0.45 costs and the case n Bros. & Duke vs. Dr. F. H. Harri-- i wife in the sum of $68.54 and $8.74 lefendandants in the case of Stuart json and others vs. David Kieth et al, to the legal fame as the Northland-ve- r mining litiaration, have tiled a er citing the usual formula regarding faction. This is the late addition to Dhenson-Kiet- h chain of suits, and STARTINC MACHINE POLITICS. Soldiers of New York Organizing for Political Strength. New Yory, May 23. A Syracuse special says a soldiers movement has been started there which may have important influence on the polities of the state. The plan is to organize veteran leagues all over the state' and give them a dis'Inc tively political character, of a local as well as general. Grand Army posts, as such, have nothing to do with politics. "Organization" said a veteran will be for mutual aid in politics and perhaps in other directions. We shall organize so we shall be in a position to assist friends effectually whenever opportunity affords. The existing county veterans' league will be the basis of organization- - There will be a eiTtc committee for every assembly district in the stali;; a for every town and ward, and he will-- have a staff of ten members." The soldiers arL-- horcful of building a powerful political machine. THE FLOOD SITUATION, River Falls at St. Louis, but Itlsing Above Other Flood News. St. Louis, May 23. The river has fallen one-tent- h of a foot since last night. The upper Mississippi has risen slightly since Saturday. The Missouri is rising from the mouth to Herman and falling above. There is a slight improvement in the flood situa-tion hereabout. GOVERNMENT All. Washington, May 23. Tl e secretary of war authorized the chief of engineers to use government boats on all western rivers to save human iife where the residents of the flooded districts are in danger. HEAVY LOSSEi IX OZARK. Ozark, Ark., May 23. Twenty Ihousnnd acres of farm are Hooded in Frank yn county. Hundreds of (Umilics a e humciess. The loss is estimated at $250,000, TELEGRAPHIC SUMMARY. Emi eror William is ill. HHPs friends say his nomlr3n is certain. CaP.forria has begun shipping new wheat. Ives is champion billiardist of the world. Deacon may have his wife arrested for adultery. Mrs. Harrison is seriously b it not danger-ously ill.- - Three lynehings is Saturday's record iu the south. Sioux City has appealed for help for the flood sufferers. Maryland negroes threaten to boycott white lynchers. John M. Thurston has declared emphati-cally for Blaine. Fifteen ball players were drowned Mel-bourne yesterday. The Irish National league says all factions must at once unite. There was no session of the Presbyterian assembly Saturday. Tiic king of the Marshal Islandsiias been kille 1 by his subjects. Robbers killed a Florida express messen-ger but got no boodle. Chinamen are crossing the Mexican bor-der into the United State?. Colonel Wm. K Remy, judge advocate general of the navy, is deranged. Four men were burned to death in a hotel fire at Fairfield, Cala., yesterday. The Northern Pacific has called upon the governor of Idaho for assistance. Four blocks of b uld ngs were destroyed be tire at Chehalis, Wash., yesterday. A potato famine is threatened in southern Illinois as a result of the recent flood. Cheyenne is to have a $300,000 smelter for which LTJimi will bo broken Thursday. Deacons health is so poor that he will be placed iu the infirmary instead of the jail. Jack Canity of Indianapolis whipped Jack Ritlie of Dayton in nine rounds Fred Bancroft, the discharged clerk, has written a saucy letter to Secretary Blaine. Blaine says he has made his last denial and will do nothing to prevent his nomination. Isaac Talbot shot his wife and then com-mitted suic'idc at Gardiner, Me., yesterday. President Harrison will grant amnesty to mormons, but in what form is not yet de-cided. A pyrotechnic factory at Hartford, Conn., blew dp Saturday killing six persons and wounding four. Eleven of the "King's Daughters" have left for Europe to distribute money in the famine districts. Senators Jones and Teller will represent the United States in the International mone-tary conrcrence. One hundred and twenty-thre- e lives were lost by the wreck of the Brazilian war shin Sainnoes yesterday. Fifteen hundred persons have been res-cued in the vicinity of Red Bluff, Ark., by steamer Annie Adams. The coroner's jury at Butte has exhoner-ate- d the Anaconda mine owners from blame for the recent accident. Deeming was hung at 11 o'clock today at Melbourne. He met his doom bravely "and died protesting his innocence. The To'crio and Columbus base ball teams were arrested at the former place for a vio-lation of tho Sunday law yesterday. Blaine will be nominate the first day of republican convention, says his backers. The meeting will then adjourn to give him a chance to accept or decline. The bicyclist trial of speed from Chicago to New York resulted in the last relay arriv-ing in New York nine hours behind time. General Miles however says he is satisfied with the result, the roads being in a fright-ful condition. Raulez, the man reported to have fought four duels near Paris a few days ago imposed the story upon the newspapers. It was a fake pure and simple and has so angered the Parisian editor that Raulez has been chal-lenged to fight in earnest. . - ; ' "' ... i v MINING MATTERS. The Roads at the Park Drying Up Dips and Spurs' 4 The latest reports from Park City are to the effect that the weather has settled at last and the roads are drying up rapidly. This means that heavy shipments will begin at once, and that the number of men at work, which had to be cut down because it was impossible to ship ore, will be imreased and the great camp will soon be booming. Dips and Spurs. The Keystone, at Tintic, is closed down, and theie are a great many idle men in Eu-reka. The Grant Tunnel comnanyhas completed a survey for running a 3000 foot tunnel at Tintic, which will crosscut the Godiva, Ga-tr- o and Mammoth mines. A rich find Is reported in the Casper moun-tains near Casper, Wyoming. It is iu the eont.ct between lime and serpentine rock, and carries about "5 ounces in silver and 30 per cent lead. The discovery has caused a stampede. Ollie Dilion has returned from Salt Lake City, says the Aspen lttaftj and is again di-recting developments on the Last Dollar, whose lower levels, lie predicts, will restore that property to the prosperity of its most palmy days. Charles Frederick, a German, claims to have made a discovery of a rich nickel de-posit 100 miles north of Cheyeune. The find is forty feet under the surface, and beneath thirty feet of iron. Founteen shafts have been sunk into the rare beds. The vein of nickel and accompanying cobalt is fourteen feet in thickness. Assays made abroad and in America are highly satisfactory, and the discoverer shows some fine specimens Fred-erick was not looking for what he has found. At the iron bedrock he picked up a piece of bloom cobalt, but did not suspect its nature until, upon taking in oxygen, it became heated. He says there is 400 acres of the nickel and cobalt. . m . . Conjjress Today. HOUSE. Washington. May 23.-yT- he resolution of Watson of Georgia, requesting the commit-tee on ways and means to report the sub-treasu-bill was adopted. The bill granting a pension to (ieo. W. Jones of Iowa, was passed, and the river and harbor bill with senate amendu e its referred to the committee on rivers and harbors. Flood was then accorded a place on the committee on th District of Columbia. The president today withdrew the nomi-nation of Frederick Bancroft as United States consul at Brunswick, Germany. WEDDED TO HIS IDOLS. ur ii r A Peer of ttie Ite;ilm Doesn't V.'ant In n provemt-nt- a DonVlier Know. in London, May 23. In reply to a memori Signed by a large number of members ln" parliament referring to the recent outragi'1, upon women in railroad carriages, and ur le ing that railroads be combellcd to furni: separate carriages for the female sex, ttu firesident of the board of trade, Sir Mass says that all passenger irailo traveling twenty miies without stopping alg; provided under the law with means of cols munication; that he is of the otunion tVMi the present arrangements are efficient, an that he does not propose at present to si gest any alteration or extension of the lia- Snap Shots from 'Tha Times" Kodak. Strawberries are now 15 cents per box. The proceeds of a cake walk are certainly gait receipts. The name of an English Tenor is Tom Holer. They say he does every night Several people availed tdemselves of the ODportunity of visiting Garfield Beach yes-terday. An elephant that smokes cigarettes will he the feature of the tirst circus that visits Salt Lake. A Dalles, Texas, paper recites the birth of a son in the family of Thomas Halfpap. That event makes him a whole pap. The Salvation army has a now song. They now warble "Pull for the Shore, Sailor," to the tune of "Ta,ra-r- a boom-d- e ay." Kissed and Made Up. Ottawa, May 23. An agreement has been reached between Canada and New Found-land- . Canada will admit New Foundland fish free of duty; New Foundland will re-duce the excessive duties on landed products which she imposed after Canada passed the fish duty. New York Money and Stocks. New Yokk, May 23. Noon. Stock were less active after 11 o'clock today, with a slight advance, and at noon they were firm at best prices. Four coupon IT'a Oreron Nav 80 Pacific sixes 109 North American . . i& Atchison S87 Pa. iticMiil 34i Ctntr.il Paciflc 30',. Keck eland St) Burlington 1037B St. Paul & Omaha. DO O.ASLG l, 'IVx. s Paciflc '.) Northi rn Paciflc... 19'n l'nion Pacific 40"'i Preferred 54", V lis Fargo Ex.... 45 Norths e tern 19 Western l'nion '."i'e New York Central. 14 inicAGo markets. Chic4(;o, May 23. ( lose Whe it Lower; cash, MM : Julv, KB. Corn Lower: cash, 4714f.'0: Jnly, 45f4. Oats SUa lv: cash, SI : ,ln'y 29i. fork Ste dv: cah, S10.I2 July, $10.C7H. Lard Steady : cash, '$6.3; Julv, 40. short Rib,)-- 8 eady; cash, Julv, $6.00. f!ey, tiu. 1 - ) ' : It Begins Today. San Fkani isco, May 23. The special trains bearing the delegates to the annual convention of the National Editorial associ-ation will reach here this evening, and the visitors will be met at the outskirts of the city by the citizens' committee of reception, j and delegates from the Press club and other organizations. Today is being spent at Palo Alto. The convention will opon tomorrow at Qts Heirovolitan Tuuij 4a. . - Married by an Archbishop. nj New York, May 21. Archbishop C gan officiated this afternoon at the wed "T" of Miss Celcstinj Noel and Herbert Ji son, two well-know- n members of fash able society. By special dispensation it '' a home wedding, being solemnized at 'H residence of the bride's parents in Wav e Place. Three hundred guests were is tendance. y i McCoy ami IavU to t ight. Burlington, Iowa, May 2". A J100 forv fcit has been posted for a finish fight be tween Harrv McCoy of this city and Jaci Davis of Portland, Ore., to be fought Ma 30th near uere. J i The Aurania Quarantined. New York, May 23. The steamer Au-rania is detained at Quarantine. She has smallpox on board.