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IlSvIm NO- 68- weather TODAY-oioaring; colder. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 21, 1907. 14 PAGES FIVE CENTS
IS "II GUILTY" pendant in Ogden Murder L Trial Is Acquitted of Charge. . b JUSTIFIABLE. , INSTRUCTS THE COURT t. ! ,e Against Edward Lawrence, (Defendant, Will Probably Be Withdrawn. (o The Tribune. (GDEN, Dec 20. Fred Walker, j ls been on trial for the murder JjKpr, Earl S. Beers September IS, bc-L&f-ce man Friday night at 10:15 J FBED WALKER. ifljfed, Tvben the ,"nry returned a jXtftf of "not guilty." After a Flich has occupied more than nfcxfiks, the case went to the jury 1i'Bt.l5 o'clock Friday afternoon. De jpbtiops commenced at 7 o 'clock. 4m2 k'Jots were taken, tlie first re eleven for acquittal and one iMywrirtion. The. juror voting for iPfelloa qualified his action later, sg he wished an opportunity for SBpn. The second verdict, at 9:40 wi, was unanimous, 'J,- fifi the verdict was reached the all )Fty in charge of the jury immo- Wr notified Judge Howell, who J f la the courtroom, together with -of the attorneys, excepting Dia M & Attomey Halvcrson. The latter j? uat for and the defendant was j, FrE the arrival of the District At- j,j R;,T L. J. Taylor, foreman, handed 'Tjrdict to the clerk, who glanced gi v it and gave it to Judge Howeli. g jscwament was theu returned to the srf ..Tho read aloud, ''not guilty," iJ Imne which Judge Howell dis- Y? or- e 3'nrJ'' Ba7in?i p3L."'ont commenting on the ver bal J wish to thank you for the ml l ' "Scrificing manner in . W jou have heard the case. You 3? J' May Not Try Lawrence. I Walker then shook hands with we of tho jurors and thanked iiHor what he termed a "just The District Attorney was tne first to congratulato the de ar's gray-haired mother, hia r and sister, Robert Niahol and u Lawrence, and the latter 's r and father wero present when Mict was read, ard Lawrence in still in jail, "a, however, that in view of" the of thc Walker trial the case awfencce may be withdrawn. -50 o'clock Friday evening Dis Attoracv Halverson closed his and Judge Howell irame l ocrui his charge, which cov Ele than a dozen typewritten conri concluded his instructions J" o clock, and the jury filed out r rooms. For sixteen days the i listened patientlv to tho mass Moony offered, and the end of m physical and mental strain y70-01" was crowded to stand- during the entire session Fri- -J Hutchinson' a Argument. -J fcfei ?ulc,in8on, of counsel for the tl ?eRan h,s argument at 9:40 Hk n V,1C morn"K, and spoke tho fAI fcfa. L thn- morning session, cou- Ul J -i Pica for tho ac- M SL, Wa,ker. He began by IfS ffi i"'3S.sho? through if Ti "? iho Jir.V for its pa aW'Js'onv n "ttorncy analyzed tho ilP(nofL d ?rR"ed that Walker lMRsd A econvctcd, according to the " 11,0 :iur-v lMed i,rra t0 b?' Mrs- " wore 'HPafro!3v Pecuniary gain of cx "rtfel i?Vcvnai1 t0 ORdcn. lie re-I ISfceans ? hrul uscd J,is Profession 'vCii T?.Wreclc Hie homo of tho i Ztftfo A,.'c... I0. . .attorney commented il1 lff.tat WL alt,tudo of Beers before 'hi lf,iWnR?n.,.whcn hc admitted that -J FrJ than lntlate with Mrs. Walker 3 .5t w,nc?' and asked tho de iS'ISitP' wl ?re '0H KinC to do I I fllT thn,a ti "escribed Beers as n 4lU'8 f 0nor' ,ind Bhouted, "God flNliii clock srr- Hutchinson - 1 a'idrcsB, and District Attor- mm PENROSE IS WEARY OF HIS LIFE Son of Apostle Charles W. Pen rose Tries to Commit Suicide in Omaha. Special to Thc Tribune. OMAHA, 2STeb., Dec. 20. George Pen rose, a son of Charles W. Penrose,, edi tor of the Dcserct Evening News of Salt Lake City and apostle of the Mor mon church, tried to kill himself in his room at 1609 Howard street last uight bv swallowing live grains of mor phine. Despondency over domeatic and finan cial troubles "is assigned as the causo of Penrose's attempt to take his life. Ph3-sicians worked over Penrose's ap parently lifeless body for several hours and finally announced that he would live. Penrose is about 3(5 years of ago and an actor by profession. Three years airo ho says he married an actress whose stage "name is Libby Brittain. A few weeks ago thc company' in which she and Penrose were appearing and which he was backing was stranded in a small Iowa town and constables attached the personal possessions of members of tho company. This left Penrose with out a dollar, and on top of this trouble his wife left him. Penrose camo to Omaha dotcrmiued to end his life. FAVORABLE REPORT BY UNION PACIFIC NEW TORIv. Dec. 20. The pamphlet report of the Union Pacific railroad for tho year ending: June 30 last, was made public today. Thc statement shows gross operating earnings of $76,040,725, an In crease of 58.750,184, and total operating expenBes of $40,574,SS9, an increase of 57, 313, 71S. After payment of charges. In cluding taxes. Interest, sinking funds, rentals, etc, there remained 524,589,903, an Increase of $3, 155, 044. After payment of the dividends of 4 per cent on the preferred and 6 per cent on, the common stock, there remained a sur plus of $8,S79,0S3, an Increase of $3,037, 090. The company received Income, other than that from the operation of Its own lines, amounting to $11,587,018, an In crease of $1,257,202, Out of this a divi dend of 4 per cent was paid on the com mon stock. After the appropriations of $1,059,002 for betterments, etc., there re mained a surplus of S10.6S7.883 for the year, an Increaso of $2,055,633 as com pared with the preceding year. The Item of other Incomes does not In clude dividends amounting to $2,015,962 declared slnco July 1 for account of the year cded June 30. Adding this sum would make tho total available for divi dends on the common stock about 171 per cent on those Shares. The statement shows that during the year the Union Pacific sold G4.000 shares of Great Northern stock for $19,220,000; 92,000 shares of Northern Pacific for $18. 954,055. end 13.200 Great Northern ore certificates for $1,021,790. The company's operations In the Northern Securities company and the Great Northern Itnllway company show that the Union Pacific has just sold stock In those companies for $116,848,010. The stock cost the Union Pacific $83,204,091, showing a profit of $34,665,709 to the company. The Union Pacific still holds 90,364 shares of Great Northern railway stock, 77.164 shares of Great Northern ore certificates, 41,528 shares of Northern Pacific railway, and 7249 shares of Northern Securities "stubs," After these sales were made shares were purchased In other companies. JOHN MITCHELL HAS A SERIOUS RELAPSE INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. 20. John Mitchell, president of the United Mine Workers of America, was taken seriously 111 today while attending a joint confer ence of" miners and coal operators at thc Claypool hotel. Ho was taken to a room complaining of pains in his side where recent operations for abscesses we're per formed. A Roman Catholic priest and a physician were summoned. The physicians attending John Mitchell said tonight that thc pain experienced by Mr. Mitchell today was caused by thc ad hesion resulting from the recent opera tions havlnfr slipped, and that there was nothing serious in his present condition. Ko Is resting comfortably tonight. ney Halverson arose to make the last argument. "Thou Shalt Not Kill." The District Attorney was given tho closest attention. He spoke for over two hours, and begged the jury tp be fair and impartial in their verdict. Ho repeated the divine commandment, "Thou shalt not kill," and said from tho facts, as shown, by tho evidence, Walkor had no legal or moral right tb tako tho life of Beers. Ho complained that Mrs. null and her daughter had been treated unfairly when their testi- ' mony was reforred to as perjured. Under tho statute applicablo in tho ense, Judge Howell directed tho jury that a man is justifiable when ho kills a fellow man who has defiled or at tempted to defile his wife or other fe male relative, provide1 the killing is done while tho defendant is overcome with sudden heat and passion, but that if sufficient time has elapsed between thc time thc information of such defile ment is recoived and the killing for tho defendant to deliberate, then thc killing is not justified by thc statute. History of Crime. Tho crime for which Walker has bcon on trial was tho murder by beat ing of Dr. Earl S Boers, whom tho defendant claimed had been intimate with Mrs. Walker, in the rear room of the store of tho Electric Fixture aud Supply company on the morning of September 18. A meeting had been arranged between Walker and Beers, and upon the arrival of thc latter the fatal battle commenced. Beers died at tho Ogdcn general hospital Sep tember 20. Walker gave himself up to thc Chief of Police at Salt Lako City the same day. Edward Lawrence, who was present at tho fight, was ar rested a few days later and made co defondant. The defendants were hold to tho Dis trict court, and their application for release on bail denied by District Judgo Howoll. Walker and Lawrence wero given to tho custody of Sheriff Sea bring. December 3 the trial was commenced. Several days wero required to secure a jury, a panel of 100 being exhausted. The vordict was returned just throo months from tho date of Beers 's death. The trial was tho most sensational in Webor county. ! M,I"l"rfrM"M,,I"I,,I"I"Ir"r,H 4 I STILL DOING BUSINESS AT THE OLD STAND ij T THB MODERN DAVID AD GOLIATH 0fy f ) I s ' " sy . i i I - f ! f I I BROKER IS oil BY DEBTOR CUSTOMER Man "Who Got 'Behind on Mar gins Fatally Wrounds Credi tor and Kills Self. NEW YORK, Dec. 20. James H. Oliphant, senior member of tho stock exchange firm of .lames H. Oliphant & Co., died tonight from a bullet wound inflicted in his office this afternoon by Charles A. .Geiger, a customer from Beaufort, S. C, who, after firing upon Oliphant, killed himself.a Oliphant diod at 2:30 Saturday morn ing. The men wero closeted in Oliphant 's private offico at the time and all that is known of thc incidents immediately preceding thc shooting was learned from the lips of thc dying broker. Oli phant said that his refusal to cxtond further credit to Geiger caused thc tragedy. There is reason to believe, however, that Geiger had become men tally irresponsible. A notebook found upon his person containod a computa tion by which tho writer apparently had figured that he would bo worth $22,000,000 by January 1, 100S. He actually possessed, so far as his per sonal effects showed, less than $11. Geiger owod thc Oliphants $5000 and had beon asked for a settlement. He called at their office todaj' and after explaining that he could not meet his obligation, asked that thc firm advance him sufficient credit to carry 5000 shares of a certain stock until a rise in the price Bhould yield him a profit. His proposition was refused, and tho shoot ing followed. The offices of James H. Oliphant & Co. aro at 20 Broad street, in the cen ter of tho financial district, and tho shooting caused a sensation in thc street and temporarily interrupted the business of tho curb traders, tho sceno of whoso activities arc overlooked from the big office building. Clerks who pushed their way into Oliphant 's office when they heard the shots fired, stumbled over Geiger 's dead body. Ho had 3hot himself in the mouth and again in the right temple. A revolver was clutched in the right hand. Oli phant had slipped from his chair and lay half concealed undor his desk. A bullot had entered tho stomach, grazed tho kidneys and lodged in the back, HARAHAN AND FISH CLASH IN MEETING CHICAGO, Dec. 20. A warm verbal encounter took place today at tho an nual meeting of tho Illinois Contral be tween President; Harahan and Stuyve sant Fish. In the end tho latter secured his object, and tho meeting was adjourned in thc manner in which Mr. Fish desired according to tho order of Judgo Ball, to March 2, 1903. Tho arguments in thc hearing boforo Judge Ball were continued today, Judge Farrar occupying all day with his arguments. It is believod that tho closing argument of Mr. Harriman's counsel will occupy at loast two days, and possiblj' longer. A decision is not expected before the latter part of Feb ruary, 190S. Proparing for Idaho Teachers. Special to The Tribune BOISF. Ida., Do:. 20. Extensive prcparationsi aro being made for tho annual mooting of the State Teachers' association, to opon hore noxt Thuro da An oxcellont programme haa been prepared, Index to Today's Tribune H,4t-lH-I"I"I"ii,I" 1 444-,rry' h 4- Departments. Page. 4- v Editorial V G 4- Society . j,., 5 4- 4 Mines J... :..10 -J- Y Markets 11 -J- r Intermountaln 4 4 4 4 Domestic. 4 . 4" President Roosevelt orders Fed- 4 4 cral troops to leave Goldfield. 1 4 4 George Penrose, son of Apostle 4 4 C. "W. Penrose of Salt Lake, 4- 4 attempts suicide in Omaha.... ,1 4 4 J. H. Oliphant, New York broker, 4- t killed by customer, who then 4 commits suicide 1 4 4 Secretary Taft declares that Ja- 4 4 pan In firm for pence 3 4- Fred Walker Is acquitted of the 4 T charge of murdering Dr. Earl 4- 4 S. Beers at Ogden 1 4 4 "War between labor unions of 4 Butte and Rocky Mountain 4 t Bell Telephone company will j. be finish fight 1 4 Y 4 4 Local. 4 4- Edward Green survives attack 4 4 by murderous thugs 14 4 4- L. II. Hurtling, general agent of J- j. the Colorado Midland, says tho 4 4- withdrawal of troops from 4 4. Goldfield will bo Dlgnal for 4 4- reign of terror ,'. 14 4 4 Effort being made to establish 4 -j. that Thomas Vance had for- 4 r mer wife 14 4 4- Board of Public Works may 4 4. knock off forfeit by P. J. Mo- 4- ran for delay in building water 4 -. main 14 - 4 4 4 Sporting News. 4 4 American association baseball 4 team owners aro In favor of -5 Y Invading Chicago ...12 -j. 4 Largost African elephant In tho 4 4- United States dies at Bridge- 4 4- port 12 4. Prominent Salt Lakers aro ar- 4. 4. rested by Davis county war- 4- don for alleged violation of 4. 4 duck laws 12 4 4 1"I"M'4 I' I' ! I ! I1 BUTTE LABOR BUS WILL FPnO FIIIISH Clash With Rocky Mountain Bell Company Likely to Assume Broader Phase. Special to The Tribune, BUTTE, Mout., Dec. 20. Negotia tions bctwoen the labor unions of Butto and thc Eocky Mountain Bell Tclophono company arc apparently off, the situation tonight indicating a strug glo to a finish. Thc labor loaders dc claro that tho positivo refusal of G on oral Manager D. S. Murra' of Salt Lake to dismiss tho blanket injunction against tho unions, restraining any in terference with the company's affairs, moans tho flrHt wedge of an attempt to make Butto an open camp. Formor Senator Clark, who acted as mediator for the unionu, gavo up. his task this afternoon and left for New York. Tho non-union linemen are still at work. I Bifio Contest Is Scheduled. NEW YORK, Doc. 20. Tho intercol legiate and lntorschola3tlc rllle. contests will bo hold at Grand Contral palace next weok, at the time of thc annual show of tho ForeBt, Fish and Game aocloty. PRISONER ESCAPES, CLAD II PAJAMAS Feigns Injury7 and Is Taken to Hospital for At tendance. Suffering from what was believed to be concussion of tho brain, produced by a fall In the rotary of the county jail, and clad only In his night clothes, Richard Dernlng, charged with highway robbery, escaped from the second 3tory of tho Holy Cross hospital about 5.30 o'clock Friday morning, arid Is still at large, despite tho combined efforts of tho County Sheriff's offico and the pollco departmeul to re capture him. Doming, who was being held prisoner in the county Jail awaiting trial for hold ing up Daniel Webster, negro, five weeks ago, apparently by accident slipped and fell In thc rotary about 7:30 o'clock Thursday night, striking tho back of his head against tho heavy Iron bars. He appeared to lapse Into Insensibility from tho blow, and Dr W. R. Calderwood, County Physician, and his assistant, Dr. F. H. Raley. were called. Doming could" not be revived, and about midnight ap peared to grow worse. In chargo of a special deputy, Alphonso Gulttnrd of 130 South Second West street, employed at tho Vienna bakery, he was rushed to tho Holy Cross hospital. Shortly after 5 o'clock Friday morning Doming scorned to bo resting quietly and tho guard loft him for a few mlnutus, Whon he returned the prisoner was gone. Doming wore a nightgown, pajamas, a light pair of slippers and the guard's black stiff hat Whether Doming was shamming and had cleverly planned to escape as ho did, the Sheriff's offico Is unawaro. The physicians believod, however, that hla condition really was serious nnd that he wa marked by death. Pin pricks and similar ruses failed to rouse him at the county Jail, and It was thought that ho wan suffering from concussion of the brain. He was romoved from the jail', whore thero aro no hospital accommoda tions, to Holy Cross hospital. There la a strong suspicion in tho minds of the authorltlos now that Doming "workod" them, and tho Shorlff's offico is rushing wildly about trying to recapture him. Doming was arrested November 25, charged with the highway robbery of Webster, for which his pal, Thomas Par ker, is serving a five-year term in the Slato prison. At his preliminary, before Judge Dlohl, Docomber 13, ho was bound over to the District court under $1000 ball. Edward Olsen, sentenced to serve two months In the county Jail for petit larceny: Mike Lynch, Joo Donovan and 1Ib wife, Mao Donovan, were arrested with Doming for tho alleged theft of grips and suitcases from Salt Lake rooming houses. The Sheriff's offico does not bollevo that Doming has escaped from Salt Lake, but thinks ho la In hiding hero. That he la being kept In concealment by friends there la little ronnon to doubt. His ro capturo la a matter of hours only, tho authorities say. BRYAN CRITICISES THE POLICIES OF ROOSEVELT WICHITA. Kan., Dec. 20. William J. Bryan spoke here tonight, devoting tho greater part of his speech to criticism of President Roosovelt'n pollcleu. He was accorded a non-polltlcal reception, and the auditorium where he Hpoko was crowded to overflowing, He evaded plac ing himself on record aH to national prohi bition, saying; "I am not dismissing this isuuo." Prays on tho Scaffold. PEOEIA, 111., Doc. 20. Edward Clifford, aged 25, was hanged horo this morning lor murdering his father No vember 25, 100G. Clifford walked to thc scaffold with a firm atop and re peated a uravor. loi v,r Father Samon. SEARCHING FOR NEGRO ' WITH IITEIT 10 LYNCH Unknown Black Brute Assaults Young White W'oman in Her Home. COLUMBUS, O., Dec. 20. Men on foot, in buggies and automobiles and on horsoback, are after an unknown negro, who today assaulted young Mrs. W. B. C. Hcrshey, wife of thc presi dent of tho Excelsior Scat company. Thc crimo was committed in the base ment of her homo on West Sixth ave nue. Mounted policemen arc after tho culprit in hope that they will be able to get him before determined neigh bors run him down. Mrs. Hcrshey is still partly uncon scious. She was alone 'in thc house, and hearing something in the basement, she went down to investigate. As sho stepped in she was seized and thrown to the floor by the negro, who stuffed a rag in her mouth and then deliber ately took off his shoes. He remained with thc unconscious woman for some time nnd left her moro dead than alive. Sneaking out of the basoment, the negro walked some distance, put on j his shoes and disappeared. Neighbors found Mrs. Hcrshc' lying in the cellar bleeding from blows on face and body. Thc indignation is so intense and widespread that thc authorities fear if the posse catches thc negro nothing will prevent a lynching. OKLAHOMA DEMOCRATS WILL ENTERTAIN BRYAN GUTHRIE, Okla., Dec. 20. The final nrrangoments for tho Bryan day exer cises tomorrow in Guthrie have been completed and indications are that manv thousands of out-of-town guests will "be here to hear Mr. Bryan's ad dress before the joint session of tho Legislature. A special committee will meet Mr. Bryan at Perr When tho train bearing Mr. Bryan ar rives the State officials, members of the Supremo court, Democratic central committeemen and the executive com mittee will meet him at the. station in carriages. Ho will be immediately driven to the Brpoks Opera house, where the mem bers of both houses of tho Legislature, State officials and out of-town guests will be assembled. Lieutenant-Governor Georgo W. Bel lamy will preside and Speaker Murray will introduce Mr. Bryan. The banquot will be given in the evening. There will bo 500 guests. KILLS FORMER SWEETHEART AND BLAMES HER MOTHER O LATHE, Kau., Dec. 20. Olive Bartlctt. daughter of J, J. Bartlett, a retired farmer, was shot and killed at her home last night by J. Frederick Kastcndiok, a former swoclheart, who then killed himself. The parents of the girl were in an adjoining room when the two shots were fired. Katendiok and Miss Bartlctt had both been mar ried sinco their infatuation for each other, years ago. Miss Bartlctt secured a divorce from her husband, regaining her maiden riamo, and Kastendick re cently left his wife and came here from Colorado to resume his attentions to Miss Bartlett. In a note left by Kas tendiek, he says Miss Bartlctt 's mother is to blamo for the tragedy, having "upset our arrangements twice." Miss , Bartlett was 30 years old and the man about 35. BRYAN DECLINES TO DISCUSS OTHER CANDIDATE KANSAS CITY. Dec. 20. William J. Bryan, In this city today, when ques tioned as to Democratic presidential pos sibilities, particularly as to the probablo candidacy of Gqv. John A. Johnson of Minnesota, said In tho course of an In terview; "I know Governor Johnson personally, but you must pardon mo for not going Into personalities. I could not discuss him or any ono else a6 a presidential possibility, nnd bo quoted without being misrepresented. "I shall not volunteer as a Democratic presidential candidate, but If I am drafted I will not desert." Mr. Bryan, who Is on a speech-making tour that will tako In Kansas, Oklahoma and Toxas, arrlvod horo this morning from Lincoln, Neb., on his way to Wich ita, whero ho Is to speak tonight. OKLAHOMA UNIVERSITY SUFFERS FROM FIRE NORMAN, Okla., Doc. 20. Shortly aftor 3 o'clock this aftornoon painters at work on the domo of the main build ing of Oklahoma university accident ally set fire to the structure. Tho flames quickly spread and for a time there seemed no chance of saving any of tho college halls. Vigorous work on thc part or tho students coufinod the flames to the main building. Tho col lege records, which wore in vaults, are thought to have been uninjured. The loss is estimated at from $125,000 to $150,000, partially covered by insurance. CASHIER DISAPPEARS; RANK IS THE LOSER CHICAGO, Dec. 20. Richard Noclck, adopted Bon of August Saehn and cashier of tho private bank of August Saolm & Co., Bryn Mawr and Evans ton avenues, thiB city, has disappeared. The business of the bank was halted today andt Mr. Saehn is paying off de positors with checks on his personal ac count. Tho bank had a capital of $50,000 and a surplus of $10,000. Thc deposits aro $80,000. Noelck had beon soparatod from his wife for a month, .lie disappeared a week ago last Monday. Schooner Lost, Crew Escapes. WESTBROOK, Conn., Dec. 20. While beating up tho Sound in a heavy sea today the two-masted schooner Da vid Currio of Hartford Bprang a leak off Duck island aud wmit down. Tho muster and his crow of throo left tho craft boforo it sank uii I Declares That Conditions in ' Goldfield Do Not Warranty Presence of Soldiers. ROASTS GOVERNOR SPARKS H FOR REPRESENTATIONS MADE . H County Officials Will Be Called Upon to Preserve Order iH in the Camp. GOLDFIELD, Nev., Dee. 20. News of tho President's order removing the IH Federal troops from Goldfield on Do- ccmber 30. has caused a sensation IH among the mine owners and tho resi- IH dents of thc city generally. The nows jH was received at noon today, and during tho afternoon conferences wero held between Capt, Cox, the representative of Gov. Sparks in Goldfield, and Col. IH Reynolds, commanding the troops here, and between the mine owners and mem- bers of President Roosevelt's comrnis- President McKinnou and other offi- cials of the Miners' union said tonight that tho possibility of disorder or violence of any sort will be no greater after thc removal of the troop3 than now, and that they shall use every endeavor to maintain peace and quiet, jH Sheriff Must Keep Order. Attornci' O. N. Hilton, sent here by President Moycr of tho Western, Fede ration to assist in effecting, ifpes sible, a compromise for the Western Federation of Miners with thc Mine Owners' association, after a conference with President McKinnon, said that ho was assured that no violence would be attempted. He snid also that tho position of the miners of the Western Federation is unchanged. Capt. .Cox, who represents Gov. Sparks in Gold- jH field, said that the Governor will- at once issue instructions to Sheriff In galls of this county to the effect that lie shall expect thc Sheriff to adopt vigorous measures to insure the safety HBa and peace of every resident of Est meralda county, and that he will be pre- HSJ pared at tho first sign of trouble to HBi declare martial haw. wWW "If violence is attempted im- wWm mediately upon the removal of ih.o, troops,-" ( said Capt. Cox,' ""then the ' troops will bo stopped on route to San IHJ Francisco and brought back here. Or JB they may be brought back to Gold- HB field from San Francisco or Monterey on very short notice. The order of withdrawal docs not mean that Gold- jH field is to be entirely without the pos sibility of aid from tho Federal troops in case of serious trouble." Want Troops to Remain. jH The county officials ot Esmeralda county visited thc Labor commission nnd signed a statement to tho effect that it will be to the best interests of thc people of Goldfield to have the Federal troops remain in Goldfield for an indefinite time. Sheriff Ingnlls was one of the signers. Tho civic bodies of Goldfield aro IH holding sessions and, strong statements jH will be forwarded to thc President within the next few days. The Mino Owners' association is holding an exo cutive session and will issue a state ment later setting forth tho position of the mine operators. At this meeting two extreme measures will be discussed and probably ono of them decided upon 1 definitely. One involves the closing down of all the mines of Goldfield in- IH definitely, tho other thc bringing in of IH a large "number of strikebreakers to bo IH on the ground by the time thc troops IH leave. President Dowlen, before tho 'mM mooting, said that he favored closing tho mines. Pear violence and Kiot. Mm "Tho mine operators will at once organize for protection," ho said. "We IH have now hero 150 men whom wo aro morally bound to givo protection to IH and we havo ourselves and our prop- orty. Wo shall take evorj- precaution- ary measure possible and shall lose no time in doing so. Wo fear personal, violenco nnd riot when tho protection of thc troops is withdrawn." Constable Tnmann, who now has a largo force of deputies, many of whom are in tho emplo' of the Mine Owners' JM association as guards, states that ho will at once make out several hundred blank commissions and that he will in- 'H crease his force greatly and as fast as reliablo men can be secured for dep- IH uties. ShorifT Ingalls declares that he sees no cause for alarm in the order for the removal of the troops and that - ho shall use his best endeavor Iq pre- servo peace and ordor in the camp. Notwithstanding all theso assurances, the peoplo of Goldfield are tonight greatly apprehensive that trouble will como whon the troops shall have do parted, and there will bo great pressure brought to bear upon the President to countermand his order in so far as at least a. portion of tho Federal troops now hore is concerned. A state- ment issued by the Mine Owners' tM association after tho session of tho exocutivo committee says that the ab senco of troops from Goldfield will in no way affect the position taken by IH the association. Stateniont of Mine Owners. "If we aro unlawfully interfered with it is the duty of the State of Nc vada to give us protection, and if tho State is unable to do so, then it is thu dutv of tho United States. "We will IH omplov guards and discharge, as far as possible, tho duties that really belong to tho State and Nation. JM "If wo fail, and our property is do- IH stroyed, and tho lives of some of our fM omployeos, or Borne of our members aro forfeited as a consequence, tho blame cannot be laid at our door," concludes the statement. Thc text of tho telegram sent by fM Attorney O. N. Hilton to President IH Roosevelt today, to which 110 reply sM Continued on Pago Two.