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THE SENATOR WHEELER UTAH MAY HAVE 1ST ALSO NEW RAILROAD PURCHASE OF THE MOFFAT SOUTE AND COMPLETION OF TUNNEL PLANNED Financiers Contemplate Branch Into Unitah Basin; Provo la Proposed Terminus of Road Los Angeles. Plans for the consolidation of a half-doze- n long dormant railroad enterprises in California, Utah, Arizona and Colorado toward the possible promotion of a new line which may utimately form an important link in a transcontinental system has seen announced in Los Angeles. The new road, which is not yet incorporated and for which the promoters say stock will not be offered to the public, is named the Colorado-Uta- h Pacific raiyway. It is dubbed by the promoters the "C. U. P." system and they have devised a symbol of a cup and saucer for it. Officers of its financial department have been opened on the tenth floor of the Marsh-Stro- n building, Ninth and Spring streets, in Los Angeles, and in Denver and Salt Lake as well. Thorn assoclateed with the promotion include Judge John T. Pope, former attorney general of Utah; George Blair Sturgeon, former consulting engineer, University of California; H. M. Gillam of Los Angeles; Arch L. Mitchell, former state corporation engineer of Oklahoma and once connected with General Goethals in the construction of the Panama canal; C. B. Ohearn of the Neal Stationery company; I. Sterling, formerly of the Gold Seal Refining company and Utah and eastern capitalists, whose name?, according to the promoters, will not be made public until conferences now being conducted are concluded. As told by Mr. Gilliam, secretary of the temporary promotion organization, the ensemble follows: The proposed road will be in three divisions. The first calls for the purchase outright of the Moffat route, for which promoters say an option has been obtained at a price of 32 cents on the appraised dollar valuation; the completion of the construction of the now unfinished tunnel from the Denver side of the mountains to a point near Kemm-linColo., with the resultant abandonment of twenty-thre- e miles of the existing road over the mountains; and the straightening of the road into its terminus at Craig, Colo. This will call for expenditure of of the $5,500,000 for the purchase road and an additional $4,000,000 for the completion of the tunnel. The second division contemplates construction of a new line from the Craig terminus over the Tampa pla-ta- u through the towns of Maybelle and Lily, Colo., and tapping the Elk Creek oil fields and tence dropping into the gigantic and undeveloped Uintah basin of Utah, touching the towns of Jensen, Vernal, Taft, Roosevelt, Myton, Midview and Duchesne, and thence via the Strawberry river. A dozen undeveloped townsites have been located on the way to Heber City, Utah, with a final terminus for the division at Provo; For the construction of the line Mr. Gilliam says that charters already have been procured for Colorado, Wyoming and Utah and that two townsitesr on the Strawberry river, comprising 500 acres each, have been purchased outright, and are being platted and that six others, for which the title has been conveyed, are awaiting like development. He declares he and his associates have under option twenty-on- e power sites of 150 acre each, it being planned to develop these and the resultant electric power for the operation of the road. The New York system of electric locomotives, rather than the Pacific electric railway system of cars, will be used, he g, d sid. " Would Take Candidates Life Xogales, Ariz., An attempt to assassinate General Ansel Flores, gov. crnor of Sinaloa was made at Gund. he was in route to olajara while Mexico City In the Interests of the presidency of the campaign for the republic of Mexico, according to a dl from Mazallan. pntch received hers Details of the attack are lurk Ins. It the governor is not known whether was injured. Founder of Chicago News Dead Thomas Kdwln M.cFnr-lnnd- , retired newspaper publisher of Chicago one of ; the founders of the Chicago Dnl'y News, died Saturday at colony of Fairhopn, the JUngle Tax made his home Ala w'.iere he had for the past twenty years, Mr. Me. the Chicago Dally Farland founded in law, MelNews with his brother ville E. Stone now counsellor of the Associated Press, on Christmas day, I6T75. Later he asrvad m the sporting editor mt the VP Mobile, TIMES-NEW- NEPHI. UTAH S, VEILED THREAT 0 Off the Concrete MAD E EXPLAIN MONTANA 80LON IS INDICTED IN HOME STATE FOR TAKINu OIL MONEY BY I A SENATE GOES INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO CONSIDER JAPANESE MOVE Price. Sheriff Ray Demming was. shot in the knee by Andrew Strakey and Strakey was shot in the side by Deputy Sheriff Beebe of Standard-vill- e while the sheriff and his depuSenators View Hanlhalas Note en ties, Mark Olsen and Sam Garrett-wit- h Exclusion In Light of In. Deputy Beebe, were attempting to arrest three men supposed to be John. an Raps ault; and Hughes' Stand Strakey, Leo Boyle, an tepublican Tells High Colleagues Ha Heard Three Weeks Ago of Plain to Indict Mon. tana Man O. Washington, Rising to a question Washington. On motion of Senator Lodge, Republican leader, the senate went into executive session Monday to consider the Japanese exclusion provision of the immigration bill. Because of the delicacy of the international question involved, the senate leader took the position that the debate should not proceed in the of personal privilege. Senator Wheel, er Democrat of Montana, denounced on the senate floor Wednesday the indictment returned against him Tuesday by a grand jury in his home state. "This indictment," he said, "is part of one of the most damnable conconsummated in the spiracies ever United States." Senator Wheeler spoke to a crowd. ed senate practically every member the galleries being in his seat and jammed. The Montana senator first gave a brief resume of his personal career from his birth in Massachusetts, to his entrance into public life in Butte, Mont., where he said ha incurred the ill will of one of the largest financial Interests in the state by voting for Senator Walsh, Democrat, his present colleague. For that vote, Senator Wheeler aaid, he was told he could not remain In public affairs or In the state. During service as . district attorney, he said, it "became my duty to prosecute some prominent politicians, both Republican and Democratic," and to cite certain public officials for of tampering "contempt on charges with a Jury." he paid, One of these officials, later became associated with a large copper company and from that point on "has been active in opposing me." "While in office," Senator Wheeler eaid, "I found it incumbent to prosecute graft and corruption nnd here I find myself in the department of justice investigation. As a result I find myself today standing indicted." The foreman of the Montana grand Jury was described by Senator Wheel er as the "bitterest political enemy 1 have." The "man who presented the evidence to the jury," he added, "recently had sought his (Wheeler's) aid in obtaining an appointment. In recounting his political experiences in Montana the senator s.iid he long ago had incurred "the opposition of the Anaconda company, the largest financial interest in the state." He then declared he would give the senate the whole story of his connection with the case, mentioned in A retainer of $2000 the indictment. was given him, he Bnid, to try the case for the oil company which he was paid won, and afterwards he about as much more. That was in January, 1923. "I have never appeared before any department for Mr. Campbell or any of his associates," he said, referring indicted with to Gordon Campbell, him. "My contract with him expressly said I could not appear for them in Washington. Twelve Dollar Socks Held Reasonable Twelve dollars a pair Is Chicago, a reasonable price for a millionaire's locks. Municipal Edgar A. Judge Jonas, decided In holding that Joseph Letter, wealthy son of the late Levi Z. Leiter. must pay a haberdashery firm which sued him for $1332 for 111 with wool pairs of imported socks feet and silk tops," according to the Mr. firm's witnesses. 1eiter, who said he wore two pairs of the socks a day said he did not know where they came from or what they cost un. til bis valet told him. Honor May Fall to Borah of a temWashington, Selection porary chairman for the Republican discussed national committee was with President Coolidge by Chairman Adams of the Republican committee, preparatory to the meeting in Cleve. land April SO of the committee on Chairman convention arrangements. Adams said the president had made The recommendation. no definite list of those who have been consider, ed includes former Governor Lowden Senator Rorah, Idaho; of Illinois. Senator Willis Ohio and Representative Ixingworth, Ohio. Bonus Bill to Coma First The soldier bonus Washington, to the senate Mil will be reported this week and probably will get the right of way over tax reduction. SenSmoot an. Indicated. ator Smoot committee will nouncetl the finance He ex. tke up the bonusIt toThursday. the senate Fri iwct to report day nd get it np next Tuesday or Wcdpesaay. ' Shoots Autolst; Wins Acquittal Los Angele, W. W. P.rown, former policeman accused of shooting and Harnett seriously wounding J. M. when the latter honked his automo. near Brown e home last bile horn Thanksgiving day, is at liberty follow. Ing acquittal on a charge of assault Iefense wit with a deadly weapon. Brush testified that Brown was 111 Irritable at and therefore unusually the time of the honking and shooting of Barnett Notes News From All Parts of UTAH open. IDAHO SENATOR DEMANDS SENATOR GOODING ASKS SENATE TO INVESTIGATE CHARGES MADE AGAINST HIM MELLON ATTACK PRESIDENT PROTESTS APPOINT MENT OF HENEY AS SPECIAL PROSECUTOR Denies That He Haa Ever Been Treasury Given Excessive Loans To Finance Livestock Interests In Home State Washington, Senator Gooding, of Idaho, asked the senate Thursday to investigate charges made by the Pomona Grange of Idaho that he and his friends were favored by the war finance corporation in loans to livestock interests. Denying that there had been any excessive loans to his or allied inter. ests in Idaho, Senator Gooding said he wanted a thorough inquiry into the He declared his own firm, subject. Crain and Gooding, a livestock con. cern had obtained only $G2,00O; F. W. Gooding and Sons, $99,500, and T. II. Gooding and Son, $21,500, and that all of the .money had been repaid. Senator Gooding said the war finance corporation had done a lot of good in Idaho, but that not all of the farmers of the state received loans, as they had not joined the organize, tion of corporations necessary to ob tain government aid. "My own bank organized a corpor ers in my county," Senator Gooding said. "We then obtained money from the wpr finance corporation to cover the loans made by the banks to our corporation. No such corporation was organized around Boise, the home of the Pomona Grange. Evidently that the government to grange expected make direct loans to the farmers, which, of course, it could not do." A resolution presented by the Idaho senator asked for a full investigation of the activities of the war finance that Senator corporation and urged Wheeler, Democtat of Montana, pro. secutor of the Daugherty committee, have charge of the inquiry. . Birdseye Given Daly Medal New York. The American Geo. graphical society announced award of the Charles P. Daly medal for 1924 to Colonel Claude II. Birdseye, who during the summer of 1923 descended the Grand canyon of Colorado by boat to study the canyon's water power possibilities. The Cullum Geo for the year was graphical medal awarded Professor Jovan Cvijic, who has published books on Balkan phyLivingstone siography. The David given Frank centennary medal was in command Wild, who was second recent expedition of during the The Quest,' and Shacklcton's ship, in the Scott who participated also and Mawson expeditions. Charges Are Denied Washington, The Radio Corporation of America has filed with the federal trade commission a general denial of charge of unfair methods made against it in in competition commission and complaint by the asked permission to produce original agreements with other concerns beanswers to fore making definite specific allegation against it. William Bayard Hale Dies Munich, Bavaria, William Bayard - city. Ogden. Frank T. Hirt was award ed the contract for the operation of concessions at Lorin Farr park during the summer months by the city commissioners. He is to turn 10 per cent of all receipts from all concessions except the dance hall to the four to one. city. There was only a brief exchange Provo. Purchasing agents of Utah en the subject before the galleries were cleared and the senate doors accompanied by various other busiswung shut Senator Lodge said, in ness men of Salt Lake county, visitmaking his motion that the question ed the Columbia Steel corporation was one that should be considered plant at Ironton for the purpose of privately, and he replied in the af- becoming more conversant with the firmative when Senator Robinson, the activities of the new industry In the Democratic floor asked state. leader, whether the motion had been made Under search warrant Ogden. because the matter related to foreign by United States Commisgranted relations. ' sioner H. A. Soderberg of the northSenator Swanson (Dem.) of Vir- ern district of Utah, $20,000 of the ginia insisted that there should be $120,000 alleged to have been eman understanding as to whether the bezzled by Lieutenant Ervine R. motion would preclude subsequent Brown, navy paymaster now under debate on the subject on the open arrest at San Francisco, was found floor, but Senator Lodge said the in a deposit box at the Ogden. senate must decide that question af- Statesafety bank. ter it went into executive session. Salt Lake City. Two fine looking After an executive session lasting of an hour, Senator seals, bought by R. Art Gardiner, Cal. Lodge withdrew his motion to con- confectioner, at Santa Barbara, sider the matter in executive session and donated to the city park departand the discussion then proceeded in ment, were received and placed in a lake at Liberty park in the vicinity open session. Chairman Lodge announced that of the old mill. They are the first members were left free to vote as seals ever to have been received here the city park department, and will they pleased on the exclusion amend- by ment which has been offered by Sen- add materially to the attractions at ator Shortridge (Rep.) of California, the Liberty park zoo. They were and which is similtar to the provision caught from the ocean and shipped immediately to this city. of the bill passed by the house SatSalt Lake City. The $50,000 check urday. While no formal announcement deposited in a Salt Lake Bank sevwas made, some senators said the eral weeks ago by the Utah-Nevaconference had gone on record in Highway association to help defray favor of a basic quota of 1 per cent :osts of the Wendover highway from in 1910 census. It also approved the Knolls to Wendover has been transamendment by Senator Reed (Rep.) ferred to the state treasury and is of Pennsylvania which would make now available for use. the quotas based on origin of nationSalt Lake, At a joint meeting of alities of the whole population and the Regents of the University of limit the yearly total to 20,000. Utah and the board of trustees of the The action of the conference is Utah Agricultural college held Monin no way binding on the senators day in the capltol, it was decided to who participated. They numbered leave the fees for entrance and tuiforty-on- e of the fifty-on- e members tion at both institutions for this year of the majority. None of the Re- the same as they were last year. publican insurgent group attended. A shipment of nursery Provo, stock from Calif., to Sebastopol, Britain Favors Dawes Report confiscated by DisProvo has been London, It is learned that the cabtrict Inspector C. J. Sor. inet has decided to stand by the enson,Agricultural with the ban proin acordance Dawes report as a whole. The cab. nature from inet also regards American cooper, hibiting shipments of this and mouth ation as essential and though the gov- areas in which the foot ernment would like to see some disease are prevalent. Electors of this school Morgan, amendments made, it has decided Jo waive these rather than Jeopardize district by a vote of 223 to 120, dethe chance of American help. Britain cided in favor of the issuance of $00,. will use every endeavor to get both 00O in school district bonds for additions and betterment to the schools of proposals of the experts. the county. Of this total $35,000 will construction of a for be utilized King Wants Envoy In League Matter economics deWashington, The president would gymnasium and home for the county high Morgan partment ofa le authorized, under resolution fered by Senator King, Democrat, school; $11,000 will go to repairs and American repre. additions to a grade school at Porter, ' Utah, to appoint sentntives to consult with the league ville, $7000 for repairs to the sphool of nations armament commission. The at Milton, nnd $7000 for new equip, measure went to the foreign relations ment for the school district. n Ogden, Captain Samuel Paul, committee. Utah figure, who came to Ogden November 5, 1888, and with a silGreek Favor Republic The Greek people have ver trowel in bond laid the corner, Athens, voted by a large majority for the es- stone of the Ogden Union depot then tablishment of a republican form of being built, came back and with tne the Glucks. same trowel removed the copper box government to succeed thlrty-siyear burg dynasty.. Incomplete returns In containing relics ot he had placed in the corMonday's referendum show a major. ago, which Parley L. Williams, who favor of the nerstone. Ity of 7 per cent In delivered nn oration on the occasion change. of the laying of the cornerstone, also returned here and delivered en Secretary Work to Visit NavaJoa Washington, Secretary tiion the occasion ot the corWork, be. fore his departure with Commissioner nerstone's removal. Burke of the Indian bureau on a Salt Lnke Fire losses In Salt Lake three weeks' trip to investigate con. during March totaled $18.10.54, or dltions among the Nuvajos In the .0039 per cent ot the property involsouthwest called a conference of to the monthly report public health physicians and state of- ved, according ficials of Arizona and New Mexico of Chief W. II. Hywater submitted to by Arthur F. at Gallup, N. M.. to make out a health the Uy commission and educational program for the tribe. Parnes, commissioner of public safety. build-IngThe fires included twenty-nin- e unnecesfive nnd falso One Will Send Hops to Germany were turned In during th Washington, American hops, bar. sary alarms The month. percentage of fires In red from their traditional uses In the caused by sparks on shingle buildings United States, mny find their way roofs was given as 38 per cent. into German beer. Consul Cornelius Ferris at Ptetlln, Germany, suggestWhat are we doing toward as m market for the ing Germany Camhaving a Clean-U- p American. grown hops, reported to the in our community? paign commerce department that shortage We must organize in order of fertilizer In Germany had reduced obtain the best results. to the Bavarian and Bohemian crops be. and low the German requirement outside hops must be shipped In. Japan has made a protest against the exclusion question, couched in vigorous terms, but Republican senators appeared to believe Monday that an exclusion clause would be adopted. The house approved a similar provision by a vote of more than HALT ASKED ON E J. Carney, suspected of holding up Emil Percion and a number of patrons of the Standardville pool hall in Spring Canyon. Extensive public imMidvale. provements are being considered for Midvale. Within a short time it is- , expected work of paving Main and part of Center street will be under way. Trees are to be planted and other improvements begun on the property recently acquired by the Head In Letter to Execu tlva Saya Selnator Couzena la Behind Move Te Dla. credit Him Washington, President Coolidge in a message to the senate Friday, advised that body to maintain Its "constitutional and legal rights" in conducting "investigations." The president supplemented his message with a letter from Secretary Mellon, in which the treasury head declared that should "unnecessary interference" with the proper exercise of his duty be continued, "neither I nor any other man of character can long take responsibility for the treasury." The message, couched in direct language was occasioned by the action of the senate committee investigating the internal revenue bureau in employing Francis J. Heney of California as special prosecutor at the instance and at the expense of Senator Couzens of Michigan, a member of the committee. Employment of neney was declared by the president to be In conflict with law and a procedure likely to throw the government into disorder. we return to a "It is time that government under and in accordance with the usual forms of the law of the land," the president said, "the state of the Union requires the lm. mediate adoption of such a course." Walton Appeal Bitterly Fought Washington, One of the bitterest fights in the hlstocy of American jurisprudence was brought into the supreme court when it reached for argument the appeal of former Governor John C. Walton of Oklahoma to set aside his impeachment by the The federal Oklahoma legislature. district court for western Oklahoma had refused to review the impeach, ment proceedings. Friday the proceedings of the supreme court were enlivened by an effort by counsel for the former governor to have consideration of the appeal proposed. Coun. sel for the Oklahoma house of repre. sentntives and other defendants opposed the move. The former govern, was based or's appeal upon the ground that he had not been given a fair and Impartial trial in the lm. He alleged peachment proceedings. that the Ku Klux Klan and other influences predominated the Oklahoma house In his impeachment, and the senate In bis trial. Shortages Uncovered Honolulu. Private auditors em ployed to investigate the city water-wordepartment, reported they had uncovered apparent shortages in excess of $120,000, extending over the D. S. K. Palm, chief past five years. rlerk of the waterworks department, has been sentenced to from five to ten vears for embezzlemnt. J. P. Awnna waterworks deputy clerk will stand trial soon on a charge of like nature. ' ks Hale, American Journalist and, during the earlier of the Carranza govern, ment. President Wilson's unofficial Is dead In Mexico, representative in Richmond, He was born here. Ind., in 1809. Former Judge Dies Los Angeles. Thomas R. Owen, president of the Jerome .Superior Copper company of Arizona and former probate judge and assemblyman in Colorado, died Friday at his home in Alhambra, near here, agedd 78. Richest Man In Germany Dead Berlin, Hugo Stinnes, richest man Double in Germany died Thursday. complications pneumonia and other set in after th financier had been greatly weakened by a series of oper ations for gall stones. Blif Reduceer$50,000 Washington, The independent of fices appropriation bill was reported to the senate by the appropriation! $3JW,71G,740, committee, carrying reduction of about $"0,000 from tbe total pasted by the bouse. Woods Denies Plan to Quit Manila. Reports emanating from the United State that he contemplated resigning were denied by Governor General Leon"Nonsense I've ard Wood Friday. given no thought to it," he said in a statement. "I'm here for the purpose of carrying out the policy of the home government , I stand iqoarely behind the policy outlined by President Coolidge in his letter f March 6, to Speaker Roxaa." , three-quarte- rs . well-know- x ad-dre- ss s.