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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Be Withdrawn.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awfencce may be withdrawn.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.

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