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Jury After Being Out All Night Brings in Verdict of Not
Guilty for Defendant, of Complicity in Assassination of
Former Governor Steunenberg of Idaho. .
MORE COMPLETE VINDICATION THAN
THAT OF FIRST TRIAL, SAYS HAYWOOD
Case Against President Moyer Is Dismissed on Motion of
Hawley and There Is Nothing to Do but Try Orchard and
Simpkins; Latter a Fugitive; Pettibone Will Go to Coast for
BOISE, Idaho, January 4. Tho end of the prosecution of tho men
charged with tho murder of ex-Ooornor Frank Steunenberg, oscopt tho
cases of Harry Orchard and Jack Simpkins, tamo today with tho ac
quittal of George A. Pettibono. v
Charles H. Moyer, president of tho Western Federation, was formal
ly released this afternoon and will return with Pettibono in a few days
Tho case of Orchard is in tho hands of Prosecuting Attorney Van
Duyin of Canyon county. No statement of further procedure in tho case
has been made, but it will bo called during tho next session of tho court
at Caldwell, when it will probably bo finally disposed of.
Simpkins, a member of tho executivo board of tho Western Federa
tion, who is charged with complicity in tho crimo, is a fugitive from
Justico and the chargo against him will stand.
When tho Moyor case was called this afternoon, James H. Hawley,
representing Van Duyin, signified hh desiro to have tho order of dis
missal entered. At the request of tho state, tho case against Dr. Mageo
and C. W. AUer, charged with perjury, by reason of testimony given
by them in tho Haywood case, was also dismissed.
Although the Pettibono jurors agreed that their deliberations would
be kept secret, the first ballot stood eight to four, tho majority for ac
quittal, tho second nino to three and tho third ten to two. It remained
thus all through the night, but tho two holding out for conviction wcro
finally won over.
SAYS SECY. HAYWOOD
DENVER, Colo., January 4. William
D. Hnwyood, secretary of tho Western
Federation of Miners, arrived in Den
'ver tonight from the northwest. When
.shown tho Associated Press dispatch
telling of the acquittal of George A.
Pettibone at Boise, he said:
"I feel like I had been acquitted
again. This is a more complete vin
dication than that of tho previous trial.
There was no evidence introduced and
no argument was mado by the defense.
The prosecution was cognizant of every
GLOBE ATTORNEY WILL DEFEND TWO
According to a dispatch to tho Sil
ver Belt which arrived lato last night
from Phoenix, Georgo J. Stonemnn? a
prominent Globo attornoy, will defend
Bob Stewart and Ed Fondren, who aro
in jail at Florence, charged with tho
murder of A. .L Dagga and George Hun
ter at Superior on New Year's day. A
confirmation of this report could not bo
obtained from Mr. Stoneninn owing to
the lato arrival of tho dispatch. Mr.
Btoneman expected to leavo Wednesday
for Phoenix to attend the territorial
bar examination, being secretary of the
examining board. The following is tho
telegram which was received at un early
hour this morning:
Phoenix, Ariz., January 4. There
were scceral interesting developments
in tho Daggs nnd Hunter murder ease
today, tho principal ono being the post
ponement of the preliminarly examina
tion of Bob Stewart and Ed Fondren
tho accused men, who are in jail at Flor
ence. No date will bo fixed for tho
hearing until the defendants can as
certain when their attorney, Georgo J.
MINE OWNERS GUI TO HAVE Mi
OVER EEDEDATION AT GOLDRELD
GOLDFIELD, Nov., January 4. It is
believed in Goldfleld that tho striko has
been practically won by tho mine op
erators, and that within ten days or
two weeks every mino in tho district
will be in full blast. Sovcral mines
started up this morning with minors,
formerly afiiliatcd with tho Western
Federation, but who signed the cards
renouncing allegiance. Among the
mines were tho Mohawk property, Com
bination, Fraction and several leases
on the Atlanta and Florence. The men
went to work under tho now scale,
which reduced wageS 20 per cent. N
Goneral Mnnager Mackenzie of tho
thing wo had nnd it had months to
strengthen its case.
""It affirms what has always been
contended by tho federation, that there
was a conspiracy afoot engaged in by
the mine owners to convict us, and
thereby weaken organized labor.
"I am equally jubilant at Petti
bone's acquittal as at my own; not
withstanding the reiterated statement
of Gooding, it is now safe to presume
that we will all leave Idaho alive."
Haywood said that Pettibono would
probably go to tho coast for his health.
Tho action of the state in dismissing
tho ease against Moyer he said was
just what he expected.
Sto,ucman of Globe can bo present.
Arrivals here from Superior state
that all circumstances connect the ac
cused inon with tho crime. In addition
to the blood-stained note, saying that
Stewart had killed him, and which is
believed to havo been written between
tho shot thai first felled and the re
turn of the murdorers from their pur
suit of Hunter, tho enso against them is
strengthened by the story of Byron
Hocstadt, who was employed at the
Daggs camp and who claims to have
seen tho two men dragging Daggs'
An examination of the body showed
that bullets of three sizes wcro used.
It was also brought out today that
Georgo Hunter, ono of tho murdered
men, hfid been living under an assumed
name. His right namo wns George Dit
more. Ho was a deputy sheriff at Crip
ple Creek, Colo., during tho labor war
and at that tinio wns aefvo in the
deportation of miners. Ho had changed
his namo" to avoid conflicts with West
ern Federation men with whom he
might meet in Arizona,
Goldfleld Consolidated, to said:
1 "Conditions today aro moro promis
ing than at any timo sinco tho striko
began. Tho Mine Owners association
lias not wavered ono iota from its orig
inal program of reducing wages and
forcing a separation from tho Western
"Every member of tho federation has
to sign a card renouncing his allegianco
to tho union, and the mino owners will
remain firm in their stand if it takes
two years to accomplish thoir purpose
of breaking the federation in Goldfleld
The most hopeful sign of an early
GLOBE, GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA, SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 1908
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KANSAS CITY BANK
WRECKED BY BOMB
TEN ABE INJURED
Believed That Bomb Was Ex
ploded in the Basement of
First National Bank.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., January I.
The consensus of expert opinion tonight
is that the explosion that occurred in
the beautiful marble -building of the
First National bank this afternoon wns
caused by dynainito or some other high
explosive. -A piece of pipe believed to
have been part of the bomb was found
lato today in the wrecked basement.
Tlia motive is lacking, but bank oflicials
and tho police ore inclined to the belief
that the explosion wns cither tho work
of a crank or that tho bomb 'had been
secreted in -tho basement by would bo
robbers for future uso and hnd been
touched off prematurely. No arrests
havo been made nnd the police aro
without anj' definite duo upon which to
Joseph Pech, a Hungarian carpenter,
one of the ten injured, was taken to a
police station this evening and question
ed by the police. No charge will bo
preferred against him. He said that
ho had no connection with thy affair
and was soon released. Pecli said ho
was passing tho building and was hit
by flying glass.
The loss is placed at $10,000 and is
confined almost entirely to the base
ment. Nono of-tho ten injured wero fatally
hurt, and tho injuries of only two are
considered serious. Elbert Ward, a ne
gro porter, was cut and severely bruised.
Logan Wilson, a bank clerk, was blown
across the busoinoiit room and cut seri
ously. Tonight he gnvo his opinion that
the explosion wns caused by dynainito,
powder or nitro glycerine or a combina
tion of the three.
Modern Woodman Meeting.
All neighbors aro urgently requested
to moot at Odd Fellows hall Monday
night) January 0. Installation of of
ficers and important business.
Joe V. Prochaskn, Cleric.
settlement is tho formntion of a new
union among tho miners which is to
becomo a stato affair, independent of
tho Western Federation. Tho preamble
and constitution of tho new union wns
finished today and almost immediately
onough signatures wero received to give
the new organization a foothold with
tho encouragement given tho movement
by tho Mino Owners.
Tho Western Federation lenders aro
said to bo much disturbed over tho turn
affaws havo taken.
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Whitmore Gave It to Saloon
Keeper for Safekeeping After
the Body Was Found,
NEWARK, N. J., January J. An im
portant discover which the police be.
lieve will cnalilo them to name tho
slayer of Mrs. Lena Whitmore, tho vic
tim of the swamp murder near Harri
son, N. J., whoso husband, Theodore
Whitmore, is now held in custody pond
ing further investigation of tho crime,
wns made today when all of the jew
elry of tho dead woman wns found
on Harry E. Radin, a saloon keeper of
Brooklyn. Radin said that Whitmore
had given him a box containing tho
jewelry several days after the body of
the woman was found in tho Harrison
pond. ' Whitmore had previously told
the police that his wifo had worn all
hor jewelry when she left homo on
Radin informed tho police that Whit
more told him he wonted n safe placo
to keep the jewels until his wife return
ed. Whitmoro was subjected to a search
ing examination today. He broko down
and cried earlier when told that ho
would probably be arraigned later. He
declined to discuss the case.
TO IKE ABREST
Slayer of .Oakland' Policeman
Then Killed by BarJberj Bat
tle in S. P, Depot,
OAKLAND, Cal., January 4. Whilo
attempting to arrest two supposed bur
glars at tho Southern Pacific station
this nfternoon, Policeman J. J. Fen
ton was shot and instantly killed. His
assailant, who gave his name as F. S.
Boyle, was in turn shot with his own
gun by J. S. Shield, a harbor, who
rushed to Fenton's assistance. Boyle
died in tho hospital.
The second desporado escaped, leav
ing behind a telescope grip containing
$G00 Worth (of postago stamps, and a
lottor addressed to Campbell, Santa
Clara county. The postoflicc at Camp
bell was burglarized and tho safo blown
about two wooks ago.
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TROOPS IN CITY
After Three Days' Rioting by
Street Car Strikers, City
. Is Now Quiet,
MUNCIE, Ind., January I. With tho
proclamation from Governor Hanley de
claring martial law rnd stato troops
camped in the very heart of flio city,
the citizens of Munuic are tonight quiet
and peaceable. Tho riotous outbreaks
of the past three days have given wny
to normal conditions, so far as violence
is concerned, although the city id far
from normal in a business and indus
trial sense. With the arrival of militia
before daybreak today, evidence of mob
rule passed away. But ono arrest was
mado today in any connection with the
strike situation. Late this afternoon
Hanly issued tho proclamation declaring
Muncie under martial law, but the
proclamation mado littlo chango in tho
conduct of affairs in the city. The sol
diers keep the streets clear of loitor
ers and will bo particularly vigilant
along- this line after night.
Mount Royal, Carrying 404
People, Left Antwerp Four
Weeks Ago for Canada,
ST. JOHN, N. F. January 4. Al
though it is four weeks sinco tho Cana
dian Pacific steamer Mount Royal sail
ed from Antwerp for this port, with 304
immigrants and a crow of 100. nothing
has been heard of her in that time. Of
ficials of the lino havo not abandoned
hope that she is still afloat, but thoy aro
extremely nnxious nevertheless, nnd
fear the vessel is drifting about at sea.
in a helpless condition with her ma
chinery disabled. So far as known, few,
if any Americans or Canadians sailed
on tho vessel. The passengers aro near
ly all Hebrew Russian immigrants,
somo of whom formerly lived in Amer
ica. Billy Howard Is Here.
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Good Start for the New Year Is
Made By the Big Companies
INCREASED OUTPUf BY
0. D. FOR DECEMBER
Almost Half Million Pounds
Over November Production;
Good Developments in the
Mines of the District,
The beginning of the new year findr
the Globe district in better condition
than it has been for several months.
The period of curtailment, which really
affected only the .Old Dominion, was not
in any way so pronounced as it has
been in other camps, ample evidence of
which is given by business conditions
in the city, which arc now what they
wero before the full force of the fdump
in copper was first felt here. The Old
Dominion is earning about $30,000 a
month, according to the statement of an
ofiicial of the company, even at the pres
ent price of copper, and the other large
employers of labor in the district arc
companies which are not affected by the
metal quotations, being largely develop
mont companies. These latter com
panies have been benefited by the de
cline in the price of motnl, as the lower
wage scale which accompanies it, makes
their development expenses less, nnd
which enables them to accomplish more
work with the same funds.
Durinjf the month of December the
Old Dominion company produced a lit
tle over 3,100,000 pounds of blister
copper as against something over 2,700,
000 for the preceding month. Four fur
naces Mere in operation during almost
the entire month. 0,f tho entire output
for the innhth, o per cent was the pro
duction from tho company's own mine,
not including the slag that was re
smelted. One furnace, and on some days
two, was" used for slag from the old
dump and during the month 14,000 tons
of slag, which yielded an average of
three per cent copper, was resmelted.
Four furnaces arc still in operation at
Koro Miners at Work.
Mining and development operations
at the Old Dominion are" being almost
daily enlarged and already since the
first of the new year, fifty additional
miners have been put to work, a total
of about 130 added to tho force since
the first of December. Many of these
have been put to work in C shaft,
where sinking has been resumed, the
flow of water now being handled
through flic crosscut draining. The
shaft is now 840 feet deep.
Owing to cramped quarters, poor ven
tilation and the installation of new
hoisting equipment, development work
has been necessarily slow on the 10th
level, and but little exploratory work
has been done on the sulphide vein.
The drift which is being run westward
along the footwall has not been pushed
further than twenty feet. At that point
tho ore is growing noticeably heavier
in sulphur contents, which are about
25 per cent. The. ore along tho foot
wall doc3 not carry much copper, how
ever. Some of the mino oflicials be
liove that the drift will have to be
pushed at least 100 feet before the big
ore body is discovered. The crosscut
from the winze on the 15th level is
progressing very slowly, owing to the
narrowness of tho winze and it will be
several months before the 15th and
10th arc connected for better ventila
tion. Globo Consolidated.
Croscutting on the 12th level of tho
Gem shaft bf the Globe Consolidated
has been begun and the start of lateral
work on the Gem' property marks an im
portant event in tho history of the
company. It should not require much
time to cut one of the numerous veins
in that vicinity and operations from
now on at the Gem will bo watched with
great interest, not only in Globe but
in Duluth, the northern copper country
and in Boston. Crosscutting is still
in progress at the Mallory shaft. After
going through eight feet of rich chal
copyritc ore, the crosscut re-entered the
diorite and has been in it over since.
The company will soon begin td explore
the vein by drifting on it in both di
rections. Arizona Commercial.
Good progress has been made both
at the new Eureka shaft to furthei
dovelop tho Black Hawk mine and in
tho Black Hawk shaft itself during the
last two weeks. Tho new shaft is now
approximately 125 feet deep. Tho winze
which is being sunk in tho ore on the
500 level' is now about 40 feet deep
and somo time '.his week, after ten
feet further sinking, tho vein will bo
further explored by crosscutting, and
tinwidth of the vein determined. The
oro on the hanging wall side is the rich
est yet found in tho .Block Hawk, run
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
Did Not Say That Passage of
Exclusion Law Would Be Of
fensive to His Country,
FRISCO CHAMBER OF
Former Ambassador on Eve of
Departure Says He Will Take
Message of Good Will Home
SAN FRANCISCO, January 3. Vis
count Aoki, the Japanese ambassador
wiio arrived in San Francis'co last night
enrouto to Tokio in an interview with
tho As ociatcd Press tonight denied the
itatement attributed to him in an al
leged interview lust night in which he
was quoted as saying "Japan is re
stricting the emigration of laborers to
this country and will continue 'to do
so and it would be regarded as of
fensive to the dignity of Japan for this
;onntry to pass an exclusion Jaw or
endeavor to embody the subject in a
"Such a statement did not emanate
from me," emphatically declared the
ambassador. "I did not talk with any
newspaper man last night nor did I
authorize any one to speako for me,
'lmch less make such a statement.
Furthermore, I have not discussed tho
emigration question with any one since
I left Washington, nor have I anything
to add to my farewell statement.
"I am returning to Japan after a
long absence to confer with the govern
ment upon various matters, and to con
vey to the emperor the best wishes and
expressions of friendship from Roose
velt and, I believe, the American peo
ple. Japan Friendly.
"The attitude of Japan toward this
country is of the friendliest character,
but the immigration question and other
matters of policy between the two coun
tries are for statesmen. Diplomacy can.
not be so freely discussed in public."
He talked at length upon various top
ics, but declined to discuss the Van
couver race trouble, tho immigration
question in general or to comment upou
the transfer of the battleship fleet to
the Pacific oceau. He laughed heartily
when shown a dispatch from Paris
which stated that the Japanese fleet had
disappeared from its customary cruis
ing giound and was reported to bo in
the vicinity of Hawaii.
A luncheon was given this afternoon
by the trustees of the chamber of com
merce at which Aoki, Consul General
Chozo Kioke nnd Vice Consul K. Mat
subara were gue3ts of honor. C. II.
Bently, president of thq chamber, who
acted as toastmastcr, in introducing
Aoki, touched upon the labor riots and
anti Japanese feeling aud expressed
gratitude that the governments of the
two countries were composed of men
who were not to be deceived by an ex
hibition of rioting or disorder by tho
lawless element. He declared that this
.vas not typical of the feeling of the
people of San Francisco toward tho
lapanese, much less that of the Amer
ican people as a whole.
Debt of Gratitude.
Aoki, in response, said that tho debt
of gratitude of Japanese towards Amer
ica is so great that no isolated cases
of.complaint could ever dissipate it and
cited the friendly assurance that' the
emperor of the Japanese is reported to
have sent to Roosevelt, through Taft.
"Japan wants peace with America,"
and ho added, "Now and always she
will omit no effort to make that desire
a reality. I am .convinced that Amer
ica reciprocates this good will and I
shall bear that report across the ocean.
"Japan and America need each other
and that need will grow stronger with
years. They have a thousand interests
in common and not one rational matter
for serious difference. Let me leave
you with the assurance that the spirit
which has prompted you to extend this
delicate courtesy to mo as an individual
is not misunderstood. The honor you
do me is intended primarily for my
country and I would not have it other
wise. I shall interpret your action as a
message of good will from San Fran
cisco to Japan, as an expression of your
desire to be good friends. I will car
ry tho message, assured of its kindly
reception at tno other end."
LANDLORDS ARE GIVING'
IN TO STRIKING TENANTS
NEW YORK, January 4. A settle
ment affecting 500 families has been
made between striking tenants and
landlords on the East Side and predic
tions wero mado today by leaders of
the movement for general rent reduc
tions, that before the end of the week
general settlements will bo made. Few
dispossession notices were issued today
because of tho Jowish Sabbath. So far -over
GOO dispossessions have been is
sued. Tho move for lower rents has
spread to Newark, where meetings will
be held tomorrow. '.
Billy Howard Is Here.
Ho will make them all laugh at the.
Iris tonight Don't miss it. ' !
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