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THE ST. LOUIS HAS GONVEN TIO DISASTROUS FIRE IN BUSINESS DISTRICT ESTIMATED TO HAVE COST LOSS OF $1,500,000 BLAZE IS Fire Companies Conbat Blocks Hinder Flames; Ice Traffic; Three Buildings Are Completely Destroyed Forty-thre- e fit. Louis, A spectacular fire In the business district of this city earlj Sunday caused an estimated damage cf slightly more than $1,500,000, destroying three buildings and damaging several adjacent buildings, trans, the entire district into a forming spectacle of glistening ice. water were kept Six streams of smouldering ruins pouring into the until late in the afternoon, the fire, the flames for men having fought Pracfourteen hours continuously. tically all losses are said to be cov. ered by insurance. The conflagration started Saturday night, a blaze on the first floor of the being noted. Day Rubber company When the fire department arrived a general alarm was immediately sent in. The stock of the rubber company proved ready tinder for the flames and soon a blare was discovered in the Ray Credit Clothing company alley from the building, across the rubber company, that had been burning for several hours. Reinforcements were called and for forty-thre- e companies ight hours fought the flames. Two other adjacent buildings caught and stock in another company susthe amount of tained a water loss, which cannot bo determined until the Ice which formed immediately over the whole building la removed. The deluge of water that throughout the night was poured on the fire streets, where flowed back into the it froze into packs of ice. Four feet of ice buried some of the Btreets. Traffic was held up for hours on four of the main cross streets of the city. Five vehicles had to be chopped loose from the ice which had formed around them during the night. Borah Still Strong For Appropriation Borah, who Washington, Senator returned from New York to learn of attacks made on the proposed appropriation to develop power at the Jack.taiiyondanJ.on. the Boise project in order to save the Gemto irribeinclined gation district, was lieve the opponents of this tpproprl-atlo- n are overestimating their ability. "There are two sides to the proposition of throwing out the $450,000 Senator Borah. appropriation," said "The Gem appropriation stands on a different footing from the proposed new projects In Oregon and in Utah. It is for the purpose of preserving i community with its homes, its church I think this apes and its schools. propriation will go through." Woods Welcomes Investigation Manila, Discussing the resolutioa Introduced by Representative Frear, congressional in. which calls for a Govauiry into his administration.declared ernor General Leonard Wood be would welcome such an investigation, and he added. "I hope tb.eyH hew to the line and let the chips fall General Wood where they may." denied that any of his stuff had in vestments in the I'hllppines, with the exception of one constabulary officer shares In a sugar who owned a few plantation. Rum Ship Taken With British Flag Galveston, Tex., The second rum runner flying the British Tag ed in the Gulf of Mexico outside the than two three-mil- e limit in less months was taken off San Luis Pnss, near Galveston by customs men of assisted by coast the launch Kalita, guards. The Muriel F. Winters, n two masted schooner, was nnchoreil here showing her manifest Sunday, cases of an original cargo of 3iK whisky, taken from some port in the West Indies. The captain's record shows 800 cases disposed of. TIMES-NEW- S. NEPHI. UTAH Our Pet Peeve OF FORBES NAMED KLAN IS CALLED IMPERIAL GIANT WANTS KLAN TO CLEAN HOUSE AT ONCE IN OPEN ATTACK KU COUNCIL REPORTS WHOLESALE ACCUSATIONS AGAINST FORMER DIRECTOR KLUX Meeting Is Suggested For Atlanta Leaders; Claims Principles Have All Been Abandoned By Atlanta, Ga., E. Y. Clarke, imperial giant hus issued a call for a national congress of the Ku Klux Klan to meet in Atlanta on February 26 to "gather together and prayerfully consider methods to eliminate existing evils, or else to follow the example of the founder of the original Ku Klux Kan and have the courage and manhood to devise ways and means for the immediate dlsbnndment of the organization." Mr. Carke's proclamation calls attention to the organization of the klan on July 4, liUfl, by William Joseph Simmons, now emperor, and says that "these laudable alms. Ideals, princihave apparently ples and purposes been abandoned by the klan and the organization has become one with lawless tendencies and political design," and that the end of the "bitter war" between the emperor and Imperial wizard is not in sight. "With the above conditions existing and with the federal government and the courts of the land becoming inover the situacreasingly alarmed tion," Mr. Clarke's proclamation says klansmen of all that it "behooves ranks and stations to gather together" and consider means of "eliminating existing evils, or else disbandment of the organization." The proclamation which Is signed "E. Y. Clarke, Imperial Giant, imperial Wizard Emeritus," states that all officials of the klan, regardless of factional differences or alignments, take the necessary steps to see that every klan In the nation is represented by one or more delegates, including cyclops of each klan. It adds that the "emperor and imperial wizard of the organization will be asked to be In Atlanta at this time and to hold themselves in readiness to come before the national convention, in case that body so desires at any time during its session, which it is now contemplated, will last for at least two full days." The "Imperial proclamation" was addressed to "all grand dragons, hydras, grand titans, furies, cyclops, terrors, king kleagles, kleagles, im perial representatives and citizens of the Invisible Empire, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan." William J. Simmons is emperor of the klan and II. W. Evans Is imperial wizard. MOVIE STUDIO IS DRIVE DRINKERS SWEPT OUT OF CAPITOL BOOTLEG EXPOSE IN WASHINGING PROMPTS APPEAL TO HIGH OFFICIALS Dixie Legislator Favors signation of Every tive - BY FIRE OF UNIVERSAL "BACK RANCH" CITY ALMOST WIPED OUT BY FLAMES Loss Estimated at Many Thousands; Wild Animals Roar As Zoo Is Warmed Up By In. tense Heat Asking Re Execu- Who Appointee Drinks Liquor Los Angeles, Drastic action to put Sweeping through Bets on the liquor drinking by the flimsy big "black members of congress and other high ranch" of Universal City, the largest and to prevent motion picture studio in the Hollygovernment officials leakage of "diplomatic" liquors Into wood district, flames early Friday bootleg channels, was demanded by destroyed stages, properties and Democrat, equipment, valued at more than $250,- Representative Upshaw, His demand was embodied 000. Georgia. in a resolution and a speech. origin Starting from an unknown Mr. Upshaw said congress should after midnight the fire had gained 'clean around its own door by pass- - great headway before it was discovering a resolution declaring persona non ed. rata to the floor of the house any Barking of a dog in the zoo arousmember found under the infuence of ed by the cracking and the light, liquor Illegally acquired in his office." awakened watchmen who studio He also suggested that all federal sounded a general alarm. appointees including cabinet officials, Raging through the big 230x110 foot army and navy officers and diploma- stage, the fire swept from existence tic and consular representatives sets for three serial and two future abroad, be required to give a pledge pictures upon which work was under of total abstinence. The "executive $15,000 gener way; destroyed two guillontlne," he added, should be used ators, scores of smaller lights and on all government officials known to Into the property room. spread drink liquor. One of .the greatest items of loss In reference to "diplomatic" liquor was the destruction of hundreds of Mr. Bradshaw said : secured "The fragrant abuses of diplomatic uniforms of Austrian guards, of for Universal the filming by the on of the part of many immunity loan-bwere o which "Merry-GRound," attaches of foreign legations and under the Austrian government embassies puts into italics the ne Insurance by Lloyds. cessity for revoking a privilege that Spreading from the stage, the fire should never have been allowed under the well known Universal approached Recent our law. national prohibition Plunger Is Under Guard New many pic set, where England me convinced have Chicago, Kurt R. Beak, who was investigations and burned would tures have been taken some that of these diplomats' missunable to account for a million to the ground of the "The Courthouse" of which he be heartily glad to be relieved ing from the company Other backgrounds nearby were also troublei and other all their expense was held, the past year and during responsibilities from liquor im. destroyed. squandered large sums of money on The fire fighters centered their ef I am Introducing a bill to two power yachts and aboard which munity. flames from forts to prevent the Bacchanalian of them their relieve rewas he entertained lavishly, it In our prohibition land." spreading to the oil room, containing temptations liably reported Thursday. Stories of The Georgia representative ex. hundreds of gallons of fuel oil and how the "boy wizard" of La Salle that the state de- gasoline. Despite their efforts, the the pressed opinion street, now under guard In a local partment should "respectively re- blaze reached the edge of the struc hotel plunged as heavily In the world all that governments ture but it did not Ignite. quest foreign as on were did he the of sport street The fight to save the oil room was to this discontinue country sending discirculated about the financial the more dramatic because of made consular and representadiplomatic trict. Last year, it was said, he aban tives who exert a on the in- - the fact that adjoining it demoralizing doned his fifty-foyacht for a new fluenee upon our official and social other side Is located studio zoo, the and larger one. lions and fifty from their resi containing twenty-fou- r life by dispensing dences and offices Intoxicating liquors leopards, elephants, tigers and other Auto Mechanic Gets Millions . to American animals which roared their fright and prohibited by our laws San Louis Obispo, Cal. According citizens." attempted to break through their ban to word received here, J. E. Cox an to freedom. Thaw Seeks Freedom south of auto mechanic of Orcutt, Trainers mingled with the animals New York, Counsel for Harry K. to pacify them and fearful lucre, will receive $2,000,000 cash on Thaw, attempting and of White Stanford slayer should they es part payment on since 1917 January 15 as confined in Klrkbrlde's or the consequences patent rights to a process having to asylum in Philadelphia, are seeking cape. do with removal of carbon oil. A total to have him legally com adjudged sum of $7,000,000 is to be paid Cox, U. 3. Sells Arms to Mexico a copyright story from says petent, it is reported. The sale of the patent Philadelphia appearing The United Statet In the New Washington, has sold .1000 Enfield rights was nald to have been conork Sun. Thaw stands accused here government summated through George Barton, of having lured Frederick Gump, Jr., rifles, model 1017; fi.Ooo.OOO rounds ol Los Angeles attorney. son of a Kansas City manufacturer, ..'!0 caliber rifle ammunition, and elglil to a New York hotel and with having airplanes to the Obregon government beaten his naked body savagely with of .Mexico. Secretary Weeks in a Chicago Fires Cost $500,000 locked the boy 'brief statement said the terms of the Damage estimated at a whip after having Chicago, The specific charges are sale called for one half of the pur. $500,000 was caused by two fires in a room. as chase price and one-haIn cash and second-degre- e which broke out within an hour of kidnapping would It was explained Conviction carry a within thirty clays. each other In the business section sault. did not In Indictment that the articles named long term in Sing Sing. early Sunday. C. OT.yrne, a elude all of those with Thaw Is George requested on th by the companion. The Sun states that after original list submitted Ordered to Boise of rumors can government, but that they would a three-da- y Investigation Washington, Captain Harold II. current for months that Thaw plan. "nieot the present requirements. Rlstino, field artillery, has been re It was able lleved from duty at Camp Lewis, ned to seekthehis liberty, "from unimto confirm report Quake Drives Many From Homes to Boise, for Washington and ordered sources" and outlines the Ancona. Italy. Slight earth shock Instructor of the peachable duty as military counsel continue to by which his legal battle terrify the population ol Idaho national guard. Disirb t this hopes to obtain his liberty. especially In the towm district, Attorney Rsnton, Informed of Thaw's of Kenlzallla. Fano. Mondolfo and Ml Plumbers on Strike to take to Intention steps reported residents having left tliell Salem. Ore. In the mldRt of a cold have himself declared sane that he rotta. The the open all are camming In homes, with throuh water many spell pipes might face charges pending against and are suffering greatly because ol out the frozen, Journeymen him In New York, announced Wedcity One report sayt office would vigor- the cold weather. plumbers went on strike Wednesday nesday that his crater sending forth lava master ously prosecute the, two Indictments ihaf n email on refusal of the following the slope of Mount plumbers to grant an Increase In wag. against him should he gain his free, has opened Sasso near Fano. es from $7.f0 to $8.50 a day. dom. uwAmlnn Has Bla Oil Fire Fall Ready to Tetlfy Wave Sweeps Nine Men to Death iTityenne, Wye Fire early Frlda) Former A monster wave Secretary Washington, Babylon, N. Y, stills nt thi dcsiroved four coking has Fall of the Interior men deck from of the the Mutual Oil department swept nine near Oleo Refinery, notified the public lands committee power boat Sid Into Great South bay Hock, Wyo causing a loss estimated that, although ho lias been ordered after the craft had gone to the rescue at $100,000, according to n special here by his physicians to go to Florida to of three men In a speed boat that had dlopatrh to the Tribune-leadhe will re. grounded In a storm in Fire Island The fire resulted from the bursting recuperate from illness, Rock flr turn here at any time the committee inlet. The drowned men wlih hut of feed pipe. The Glen assisted In preventini in connection with Its two exceptions, were members of the department may direct The rescue party that had gone out to the flames from spreading to othei investigation. Teapot Dome A battery of U to Chairman search for the speed boat Klectra, parts of the plant. notification was sent Is new complete sno C. Eccleston virtually C. of owned stills by Bay Lenroot before Mr. Fall left Washing. will be put Into service $m. Shore. ton for the south. Washington, a stop to alleged y ot j ll M-x- Cold Wave Hits Illinois Chicago, Winter's fierce onslaught, which lasted two days, bringing the twelve years, coldest weather in passed on east and south early Sun day leaving s total of eight persons frozen to death In Chicago, and five It also left towns. in nelchliorinz some painful souvenirs In the shape of frozen hands, feet and ears, many to the driven families homeless atroeta bv fires, much work for auto mobile mechanics in replacing crack ed and frozen radiators. Ocean Park Looses Fun Zone said to Opom Park. Onlif.. Flr itnv originated in a small fish mark et on the ocean front walk here vlr entire Ocean fnaiiv wined out the and caused rone Park amusement damage estimated at from $750,000 to of which approximately I.IOW.OOO, by insurance. $100,000 was covered Most of the loss was sustained in the destruction of three pleasure piers, pier, the the rickering million-dolla- r Frnser amusement plar, and Lick's dume pier. Notes News From All Parts of UTAH er to move Ogden, Utah has begun forward in the dairy industry. Weber county is in the lead so far as pro- gressiveness in organization is concerned. The dairymen of this county Forbes Used War and Navy Depart. have been working for some time to ments to Accomplish Ob. perfect local organizations and amalject of Conspiracy Regamate them into a central organiza port Alleges tion, the purpose of which is to mar mot systematically and economically the products of the dairy herd. Washington Charges that Charles motorists began Ogden, Ogden R. Forbes, as director of the veterans' making stops and quick starts abrupt bureau "was leading actor in an at the intersections of Washington established conspiracy to defraud the avenue at Twenty-fourt- h and Twenty- made by John F. fifth streets at 3 o'lock Saturday af government" are O'Ryan of New York, general counsel ternoon, when the new semaphore in his report to the senate veterans' electric signal system was put into committee. action. Chief of Police Curtis L. Alli"In developing this inquiry," Gen son personally supervised the initiaeral O'Ryan said, "It has been con tion of the new system. the testiclusively established by on the The committee Logan, mony of witnesses, by documentary Cache valley centennial celebration is evidence, and by the corroborative ef endeavoring to obtain a number of fects of numerous telltale circum Indians from the Uintah reservation stances, that were brought out, that which fraud and corruption existed in the to take part In the celebration will be held in Logan July 24 and 25. bureau." Omer R. Woods must After summarizing Salt Lake, evidence as to of the dedie January 18. Efforts hospital contracts and other operacondemned tions of the bureau, O'Ryan declared fense to show that the that further Investigation by the de- man Is Insane failed to deviate the partment of Justice, following leads verdict returned in the trial courts, developed by this investigation, should according to Attorney General Harvey furnish other Instances of corrupt H. Cluff, following a meeting extransactions negotiated by Forbes traordinary of the board of pardons at the state prison. and others in the bureau." Forbes was Conspiracy to which Salt Lake. The Honorable James charged by p'Ryan with being a WIgnall, well known to many Salt party, was "that developed, having Lakers, had the distinction of being for its object the award by the di reelected a member of the British rector to favored contractors of con- narliament for the Forest of Dean. tracts for the construction of hos- on the Labor ticket, while he was on pitals." Others named as parties the high seas between Australia and C. B. were Hurley of Tacoma, SouthamDton. England. This honor Wash.; J. W. Thompson, a St. Louis was accorded Mr. WIgnall at the recontractor; the late James W. Black cent general election held In Great of Chicago and Ellas II. Mortimer of Britain. Philadelphia the chief witness against Park City, In spite of the severe Forbes. between this O'Ryan declared that "a specific winter weather the road Is still open to example of the accomplishment of the city and Salt Lake travel and the roads are reported to conspirators is furnished by the testiin splendid condition for thi3 time be award mony and exhibits affecting the of the contract for the foundation of of the year. the hospital at Northampton, Mass., Ogden, A new schedule of working to the Pontiac Construction company days, affecting baggagemen, ticket of Detroit, Mich., a subsidiary of the sellers and other attaches of the Og then Thompson & Black company, al- den union depot, went Into effect renot the cently. Heretofore men have worked though that company was lowest bidder. seven days a week, but will take one set forth that day off each week under the new arThe statement tlso after the ring of conspirators was rangements. Increased in number by Hurley," the Work will be started In Nephi, Hurley-Maso- n of Tacoma company this city within sixty days on the secured, after advertisement for bids contract for the building of a pea canning factory. by the bureau, the Salina, The recent barbecue and hospital at American Lake, Wash., for was not the festival, in celebration of the comple$1,307,000, nltliough it tion of the paving and lighting syslowest bidder. "Tills investigation did not attempt tem of the main business block and of paving to develop the circumstances which the mile and a half strip enabled the Hurley-Maso- n company running through, the town constructed to secure the award," O'Ryan said, by the federal government, was one "except that the award was made of the most largely attended and sucostensibly on the basis of time of cessful ever staged in Salina. completion." Unusual records for the Logan, of butter fat were made production Homes Tree Makes Lumber for Fifty Holstein recently by two pure-bre- d A mammoth Grants Pass, Ore., of the Utah cows from the herd feet redwood measuring twenty-thre- e college. This informa. Agricultural across the butt and seventy feet in tion has been received at the college in week was this cut circumference, from the advanced registry office of forest near Crescent the Holstin-Friesia- n the redwood Association of City, Cal., on the redwood highway. America. according to word brought here. The Salt Lake, Capitol building bonds tree, which was 300 feet tall, was the amount of $105,000 were purchased saw mill ever cut operby the largest from the the state, Wednesday, by It will fur ating in that vicinity. Bond and company Palmer Mortgage nish 250,000 feet of lumber, enough to 08.25. The bonds mature in 1934. at mill for three days, the running keep Salt Lake, Completion within the and It will furnish a cargo for two of the size now entering the next week of the new radio station at steamers It Is pointed For Douglas will make this city one Crescent City harbor. of the most important receiving and out that fifty cottages, each contain stations in the nation broadcasting erect could be of f00O lumber feet ing cut from this and will lead to eliminations of many ed from the lumber minor relay stations In the west. single tree. Ogden, A truckload of black bass here froto spawners were received Manuel Quezon Visits Gen. Wood. Manila. Manuel Quezon, president the state fish and game department senate and leader and placed in the pond west of the of the Philippine the mouth of Ogden sanitarium at In the movement for complete inde Game Warden W on called by canyon County for th Islands, pendence load Is exAnother Leonard Wood to H. Anderson. Governor General announced that pected. He pay bis respects. of Ogden the call was purely social and that afOgden, The population of 650 1, or 20 fairs of state, or differences between is 39.305 an Increase the census of l'.r20. the governor general and members of per cent, over had not which gave Ogden's figure at 32,804. the Philippine legls'ature been discussed. These are the facts revealed by a census survy Just prepared for the OgYeggs Take Big Sum From Messenger den Chamber of Commerce. Two unmasked San Francisco, Ogden, For use In heavy duty In Browell, a conectlon with bandits held up Edward the Utah national doorman for the Orphetim thentre guard and possibly to replace the here, on one of the theatre stairways trucks which have been used to haul and escaped with a bag containing the field artillery, two flvoton tracapproximately $7000 In coin nnd cur. tors have been shipped from Fort renry which I'.roweil was taking to a Sill to Salt Lake, and are expected to bank. arrive In the near future. The guardsas a men look on the equipment to the Utah Dempsey to Fight Gibbons Again much needed addition Champion Jack guard. St. Iuls, Mo., Dempsey has agreed to meet Tommy 1'arowan. The town of Pa rowan Is Oiblvons In a return match, James C, the erection of a public contemplating announced Mullen, Chicago promoter, building." Plans have been presafety here. pared and work will commence soon. Klan Loses In Highest Court The petition of the Washington, Ku Klux Klan for a review of Its suit of certain to prevent the publishing lists of members and dixunients, other confidential data of the klan was denied by the supreme court. The United States district court for of New York the southern district nnd tlw United States circuit court for circuit has refused to toe second grant the Injunction asked by the klan. Ogden. R. II. Hodge, recently appointed superintendent of the state Industrial school has assumed his duties sucuceeding John Mills, who resigned . The only ceremony Incident to the change was the turning over of the keys of the institution by Mr. Mills. farm bureau Provo, Twenty-tw- o articles of Incor. organizations filed poratlon with the county clerk recentincorporation papers ly. All of th re IdenttASi la their wording.