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jo Lead S415 forecast for Salt Lake Today Is
Copper 162 Fair Warmer
Marching to Wardner to An
nihilate Colored Troops
J General Merriam Endeavoring to
1 Rush i
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Situation Assuming a Most Critical
Phase and Serious Trouble Is
j looked ForMartial law Will Be
+ Declared TodayTroops Moving
i From Different Barracks to the
t Scene of the StrikeAnother Man
Dies of His Wounds
Special to The Herald
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+ Boise Ida May 2At 3 t
+ oclock tonight General Mer +
+ riam was advised by wire that +
+ the union men were marching +
+ en masse on Wardner to anni +
+ hilate the colored troop of the +
+ Twentyfourth infantry that +
+ reached there today The gen +
+ eral wired orders for the com f
+ pany to place itself in the +
+ strongest position possible and +
+ hold out at all hazards as re +
+ inforcements would be at hand +
+ tomorrow +
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Wardner Ida May 2This after
noon the first detachment of regulars
arrived from Spokane They were met
at the depot by a crowd of business
men and citizens who gave them a
cordial greeting More troops are ex I
pected to come tonight or tomorrow
and by Thursday night it i is hoped 500 I
regulars will be camped in or near the
Shortly after the arrival this after
noon of company M Twentyfourth
f infantry Captain Batchelor command
s ing a report was spread among the
inhabitants of the place that the union
miners from Canyon Creek had
started down to Wardner for the pur
pose of wiping out the company of
regular troous before reinforcements
could arrive
Sixty nonunion men armed with
rifles immediately I rushed down the
road from Wardner to the railroad sta
tion one and onenaif miles for the
purpose of stopping the union men
The report is not credited here and
was probably occasioned by the sus
pension of telegraphic communication
between ardner and Wallace
Union Men Are Leaving
Quite a number of union men left
today on the trains going in both di
rections But two arrests have been I
made and these are both out on bail
Martial law has not yet been de
clared but it is expected that eIIlt will I
be tomorrow Coroner France will com
mence the inquest on the body of John
Smith the union man killed last week
as soon as witnesses can be subpoe
James Cheyne shot in the hip bv the
mob on Saturday died today in Spo
kane whither he had been taken for
treatment He is a Knight of Pythias
and it is said his brother knights will
make every effort to bring his murder
ers to justice His body will be re
turned to this place tomorrow for ju
dicial investigation and interment
Other troops will arrive tomorrow
State Auditor Sinclair is still here se
curing evidence
Situation Is Eased
The presence of the soldiers has
eased the situation remarkably and
tonight the people are gradually re
gaining slight confidence but it is felt
that peace cannot be assured until 500
troops are quartered here Captain
Batchelor and his gallant seventysix
soldiers assisted by 100 townsmen who
are under arms would give such re
sislaiwe as would annihilate any ordi
nary force but should the 1300 men up
Canyon Creek arrive fully armed the
little guard now here could hardly hope
to cope with them
The old bilitia guns to the number
of about seventy have all heen dis
tributed among the men here and what
been distributed About 70CO rounds
of cartridges belonging to the old mili
tia force and stored in the vaults at
the Bunker Hill office were lost In the
wreck of that property Besides the
state guns all the private arms in town
have been put to use
One group of seventy men Is on guard
at the camp of Captain Batchelors
soldiers Besides half as many men
are watching the station Up at the j
Bunker Hill mill is another group of
armed men Tonight they came down
to offer their defense of the town but
later decided that it would be better I
for them to return to the property
One Arrest Has Been Made
State Auditor Sinclair is working
night and day to bring about the ar
rest of the criminals and is vigorously
assisted by Coroner France Twelve
4 complaints have been made out against
the conspirators but the work is de
layed by the slowness of Prosecuting
Attorney Samuels
Francis Turner has been arrested
The officials say that he has positively
been identified as one of the masked
rioters who blew up the Bunker Hill
mill He was released on 4000 bonds
The inquest tomorrow will be a dou
ble one The body of James Cheyne
the Bunker Hill man shot by the riot
erswho died this afternoon at Spokane
where he was taken for hospital treat
ment will be brought back here to
morrow The inquest wil take place at
2 oclock in the afternoon at Wardner
Junction Attorney General Hayes is
now on the road here to conduct the
Tonight on the flat by the railroad
Ktatlop little eamjfir are flickering
and the faint call of a bugle is sound
ing taps for the night There Cap
tain Batchelor and his trusty fighters
are stationea Near them is a little
i force of armed men from the nearby
town ready for any emergency
Denounces the Outrage and Will Pre
serve Order
Special to The Herald
Boise Ida May 2General Merriam
commanding the department of the Col
orado arrived here this morning from
S Omaha en route to the Coeur dAlenes
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This view shows the town of Wardner in the heart of the Coeur a Alenes
The loco is hemmed in on each side by high mountains I olhe Banker Hill
and Sullivan mines are in the side hill at the upper hand of the picture and
the Bunker Hill mill which was blown up is the one from which smoke is
He left on tonights train for the scene
I of the trouble accompanied by United
States Marshal Ramsey who it is said
takes with him a writ of injunction is
I sued by Judge Beatty of the United
States court similar to that issued at
the time of the riot in 1892 It is to be
served on the officers and leaders of the
Miners union if possible
General Merriam i was very reticent
as to his plans but very vigorous in
his denunciation of the outrages He
said he would cooperate to the fullest
extent with the state administration to
preserve order and bring the guilty
parties to justice intimating that he
would not stop to inquire into any legal
questions that might bear upon the
governors actions
We are not here to quibble over
trifles in such an emergency he
Asked as to how many troops he was
going to send in he declined to answer
saying that information was just
what those murderers in the north
wanted to know and adding signifi
cantly After I have placed a hundred
or so of them under arrest I will tell
you what my plans are
It is the proposed attempt to arrest
the Miners union men that is going to
precipitate a bloody conflict A letter
has been received here from the Coeur
dAlenes written by a sympathizer
with the union men in which the fol
lowing language is used
The people of the state generally do
not understand the situation here or
they would withhold their Judgment Is
it better that we the workingmen and
those who depend upon their support
and their trade should be starved to
death and trampled under the heel of
the grinding Bunker Hill Sullivan
and other companies or that we should I i
take things into our own hands in the
absence of any protection of the law I I
Shall we be destroyed or shall the j I
property of a wealthy corporation be
reduced to ashes as an indication of
the wrath of a longsuffering people
We can secure no help from others 1
against the infamous conduct of the j
wealthy corporation so we must help I
ourselves and keep bread and butter in I I
the mouths of our children who might
starve before the very eyes of the min
ing companies without a shadow of
sympathy AVe have mapped out our
course The Bunker Hill Sullivan
or any other company like it cannot
longer operate here under past ar
rangements Troops can be sent in but
we will wear them out and if they at
tempt to arrest any of us under the
government by injunction arrangement
of the mining companies our creeks
will run red with bluecoat blood
We would all regret to be forced into
such a position but we cannot permit
ourselves to be ironed and packed to
United States prisons like dogs leav
ing our families to starve We are pre
pared for the worst and we propose to
have the best of it
It is understood the band of armed
and masked men who left Wardner
yesterday had a double purpose Ono
was to lay mines in the underground
works of the Bunker Hill Sullivan
mine and the other to fortify an al
ready naturally strong position in the
mountains Once there it would be
difficult for the soldiers to dislodge the
It is known that four companies of
soldiers are already on the road to the
Coeur dAlenes One is of the Twenty
fourth infantry colored from Spo
kane one each of the same regiment
from Vancouver and WallaWalla and
troop F Fourth cavalry from this
place which left tonight on the same
train with General Merriam
Impossible to Find a Jury to Try the
Wallace Ida May 2Sheriff Young
and County Attorney Samuels are in
Wardner today presumably conferring
with State Auditor Sinclair the gov
ernors representative who arrived yes
Under Sheriff Seysler pronounces Sat
urdays outrage as paralleled De
struction to property was bad enough
but the shooting of the men was ut
terly without excuse He further says
that while punishment should be meted
out to the guilty parties that only the
federal government can do so as there
IF not a man In Shoshone county quali
fied to sit as a juror in the case
Being Rushed to Wardner From Dif
ferent Points
Special to The Herald
Cheyenne Wyo May Portions of
two companies of the TwentYfourth
colored United States Infantry num
bering 120 men and two officers left
Fort Russel In a special train this even
ing for Wardner Ida The troops have
fifteen days rations and 24000 rounds
of ammunition and are otherwise r
equipped for a two weeks campaign
The train will be rushed through to
Wardner at the fastest pace possible
Portland Ore May 2Slxty men of
company G Twentyfourth infantry
colored from Vancouver barracks
under command of Lieutenant W L
Murphy left for Wardner Ida in a
special train over the O R N at 5
oclock this afternoon The troops car
ried fitteen days rations and 200 rounds
of ammunition
Walla Walla Wash May 2One
troop of the Fourth cavalry under
command of Lieutenant Munro will
leave here today to proceed to the
scene of the Wardner riot
GOES FOR 8210000
Stockholders Unanimously Vote to
Accept ExSenator Cannons Offer
Meeting Held at Castle Gate
Special to The Herald
Castle Gate May 2The town lias had
a great Influx of visitors yesterday and
today the occasion being the meeting of
the btc ° klif > Jders of the Baldy Mountain
Mining company Messrs F P Gridley
Joseph S Sharp two prominent coal mine
operators with Willard Snyder Henry
Outzen J Loverldge W Bowster M
Pattinson Mons Do Sherry and many
others were present
The purpose of the meeting was to con
sider the proposition made by exSenator
F J Cannon to buy the Annie Laurie
mine owned by the company for a con
sideration of 110000
After due deliberation It was the unan
I imous i decision y the meeting to accept
the offer
The Annio Laurie mine Is located in the
i Gold Mountain district Plute county
A good deal of dissatisfaction has been
I shown of late with the management but
at the meeting last night oil was poured
upon the troubled waters and every mo
tion made was passed without dissension
The first payment of KOOOO is to be
made on or before the 1st of September
and six months after GO000 and a few
months after that the remaining 100HK
will be planked down
Belief That Sheriffs of Eastern Utah
Are Combined to Rid County of
Robbers Roosters
Special to The Herald
Price rtali May 2SherIrf Allred of
Carbon county is out of pocket 300
while Sheriff Preece of Uintah county II
Is ahead a like sum by reason of the
capture of one of the Robbers Roost
gang Pete Neilson who is wanted in I
Sanpete county for grand larceny and
various other infacti ins of the law The
reward was not long since posted by I
Governor Wells The two sheriffs lately
met in Salt Lake when Allred told
Preece of the whereabouts of Nielson
Neilson Jas at the time In the em
ploy of Manager Nutter of the Straw
berry Cattle company in Uintah coun
ty and will be held until the Sanpete
sheriff calls for his man Neilson was
one of the posse that was two vears
ago sent out by Nutter to join others
in the hunt for Butch Cassaday Joe
Walker and Maxwell the latter now in
the Utah tjenituntiary leaders of the
Hco tel gang Neiteon is about 35 years
of age and whit no large of murder
car be substantiated directly against
him hehas alr rys bcfn regarded as a
desperate manai0 one the officers
have been particularly anxious to get
behind the bars Sheriff Allred refers
to him as the first lieutenant of Tom
McCaity one of the boldest of the
Robbers Roost
The officers of eastern Utah have two
others located and their arrest is likely
to follow st any time The fact that
sheriffs of five eastern Utah counties
were all latelv in Salt Lake in con
sultation with Governor Wells leads to
the belief a united effort is being made
to rid the country of this gang which
has so long terrorized the people and
has committed untold depredations
City Officials Suicide
San Antonio Tex May 2Today
City Collector Maximilian Sutor com
mitted suicide by shooting himself
through the heart He was a veteran
of the Franco russlan war Expert
accountants have been investigating his
f A t f
Fort Douglas Troops Start
For Idaho
Brief Time For Preparation Was
Six Hours After the Order to Move
Was Received 120 Picked Men
From the Companies Left at the
Post Were En Route to the Scene
of the Troubles In the Coeur
dAIene Country Took Twenty
Days Rations and Much Ammu
The clear sharp notes of officers
call floated out from the parade
ground at Fort Douglas at a little after
3 oclock yesterday aftErnoon There was
a hasty assembling of the little group
of commanders in Major Thompsons
office a few minutes later Then while
the soldiers were still wondering what
was coming the bugler sounded the
assembly Less than six hours after
they heard that assembly 120 picked
men from the two companies of the
Twentyfourth at Fort Douglas were
on their way with their officers to
Wardner Ida to assist in preserving
order among the striking miners of the
Coeur dAlene country
The order to march was almost a
complete surprise to Major Thompson
and his men They considered the call
as being within the range of probabil
ity but they didnt expect it yester
day especially as the day was s o far
gone before the telegram came The
message was from General Merriam at I
Denver It instructed Major Thompson
to pick sixty of the best men from each
of companies A and G and proceed
with all possible dispatch to Wardner
The commander called his officers to
gether and held a brief consultation
with them
Lieutenants Keene and Van Dyne 1
were designated to take charge of the
garrison of 120 men to be left behind
while Captain Leavell and Lieutenant I
Nelson of A and G respectively under
took the difficult task of picking the
men to take to Wardner So far as pos
sible veterans of the Santiago cam
paign were chosen The men were lined
up on the parade ground and instructed
to get their equipments together In the
swiftest manner possible I
Xot since the day the regiment went
to fight the Spaniards has there been
so much bustle at Fort Douglas In the i
officers semicircle valises were packed
with all the necessaries and some of the
luxuries of camp life Hurried dinners I
were prepared and hurried were the 1 I
tf f eht
leavetakings that followed The men
were as busy as their commanders
They had to get out their heavy march I
ing order they had to pack their am
munition their cooking utensils their I j
blankets and other equipments They
also had their goodbyes to say
It was not as serious a time as the
other departure There were some
tears but they were not so continuous
or so numerous While the soldiers may
be treated to some fighting they did
not feel at parting as though their
work was to be very serious They got
ready with alacrity but there wasnt
as much spirit about it as when they
went a year ago last month An of
ficer said We go because we are or
dered to go but I dont like this police
Ift t
duty a little bit 1
Major Thompson fixed 9 oclock as I
the hour for the companies to depart
Every nerve was strained to come with
in this limit A special train of a bag
gage car four coaches and a Pullman
was prepared by the Short Line It was
ready at 8 oclock The troops came
down from the fort on street cars ar
riving at 830 Their equipments had
preceded them in a mule train and
were loaded into the baggage car as
soon as they arrived
The departure was so sudden that
the townspeople had no notice of it It I
was a case of silently stole away
Only a small crowd was at the depot It
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was composed principally of the wives
and sweethearts of the enlisted men
The usual aggregation of station loung
ers and train hands was there but no
demonstration was made The train
pulled out at 910 The soldiers go di
rect to Mullen via Silver Bow Major
Thompson was in command Under him
were Captain Leavell in direct charge
of company A and Lieutenant Nelson
who will command company G A
rather grim feature was the fact that
Major Birmingham the surgeon and
three members of the hospital corps ac
companied the soldiers Twenty days
rations for each man wad stored in the
baggage car along with a lot or am
munition In addition every enlisted
man carried 150 rounds
It was stated that about half of the
Twentyfourth would be In Idaho be
fore the Coeur dAlene troubles are set
tled Captain Batchelor and Lieuten i
ant Baldwin from Spokane and Cap I
tain Ducat from Fdrt Harrison are on
hand now with their companies
Best War Secretary the World Has
Ever Seen
Detroit llich May 2The Michigan
society Sons of tho Revolution enter
tained the visiting delegates of tho order
and distinguished guests tonight by a
dinner unequaled hitherto In Michigan b
an similar event In respect to elaborate
ness of menu and decorations or the dis
tinguished character of the guests of
honor of the evening
The occasion was made notable by the
presence of Secretary Alger Senator
Chauncey M Depew Major General Jo
seph Wheeler Major General Wesley R
Merrill Major General Horatio C King
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Inspector General J C Erecklnridge and
many others who rendered distinguished
services in the Spanish and civil wars
A feature which was of peculiar interest I
Crh hG f
was a speech of General Wesley Merrltt
warmly defending Secretary Alscr He
declared Alger the best secretary of war
tho world has ever seen
Articles of Incorporation
Special to The Herald
Cheyeine Wyo May 2The Central
Oil company filed articles of Incorporation
with tho secretary of state here today
Tho company will operate oil wells and
refining works In this state The capital
stock is placed at 00000 tho term of In
corporation fifty years The trustees are
w H Berry Chester Pa II S More
land Chicago 11e Wilson Zanesville O I
W J Black and F J Carey Chicago
The offices of tho company will bo located
at Cheyenne iJanesvIHo and Chicago
Denver Wants Big Fight
Denver Colo May 2 Manager Otto
C Floto of the Colorado Athletic asso
ciation upon being informed of the ac
tion of the New York police board in
refusing a license to the Coney Island
Athletic club for the FitzslmmonsJef
frIes fight said that his club was ready
to take the fight off their hands Man
ager Floto is now in correspondence
with the principals
Extensive Arguments Made By Coun
sel On Both SidesThe Points at
Issue Submitted to the Court
Special to The Herald
I St Paul Minn May 2The case of
James H Bacon plaintiff in error
I against the United States of America
defendant in error was heard before
I the United States circuit court of ap
peals today and taken under advise
ment Judges Thayer Sanborn and
Caldwell sitting I
The case is an appeal from the lower I
court where James H Bacon was
n eof gIf lseBeCt I
found guilty of making i false returns to
the comptroller of the currency in con
nection with the American National
bank of Salt Lake City The points ar
gued were whether overdrafts which
are evidenced by overdraft demand
notes should be entered in bank reports
as overdrafts or as loans and discounts
whether the entry of such overdrafts
evidenced by notes inloans and dis
counts and the omission to enter them
in overdrafts is a false entry whether
it is competent to show by the testi
r mony of a witness that he informed the
I r grf
defendant that other reports were false
for the purpose of showing his intent in
making the report complained of
George Sutherland counsel for Bacon
used the negative of the above alterna
tives in lengthy argument while the at
torney for the government argued that
the court below committed error when
I it charged that the overdrafts evi
denced by demand overdraft notes
should have been entered as over
Patent to Utah Man
Special to The Herald
Washington May Patents were Is
sued today as follows
Utah Martin Al Willumsen Murray
combined bar and airbrake coupling
Idaho Cary Wright Salmon City
mining device
Austin M Bunco of Lander Wyo
today bid 2490 for the erection of a
stone workshop at the Shoshone Indian
school As he was the only bidder he
will get the contract
William H Oldum of North Carolina
has been transferred from duty in the
forestry service in California to be su
pervisor and ranger of the Priest River
reserve in Idaho at 1200 per annum I
Black Jack Gang Captured
El Paso Tex May 2Sheriff Stewart
of Eddy N M and posse reached here
tonight from the Jarrillo mountains
with four members of the famous
Blackjack gang in custody who were
lodged in the county jail and will be
taken to Eddy county tomorrow
Believed the Hedges Note Was a
Testified That Mr Stoutt Had In
structed Him to Withhold Certain
Amount From the Report to the
ComptrollerSpeaks of His Rela
tions With the Defendant Claim
ed the Bank Owed Him 83000
Back Salary
There sat all yesterday in the United
States court before Judge Marshall an
aged silverhaired man on trial for
his liberty in the sundown of his life
Once noted for his honor integrity and
a long career of usefulness he < now de
fends himself against criminal charges
from the prisoners dock
Banker J M Stoutt expresident oq
the Utah National bank is confronted
by the government with the accusa
tion of false entries in reports made to
the comptroller of the treasury at
Washington a charge that is serious
for there have been thrown about na
tional banks many safeguards and
stringent laws to protect depositors who
trust their all to other mens honesty
But notwithstanding Mr Stoutts
age and the nature of the charges
against him he showed no signs of un
easiness His cleanshaven face with
mobile features giving him the appear
ance of a typical Quaker did not pre
sent a downcast look He was impas
sive and calm except upon occasion
when some point of humor In the tes
timony arose to make him smile Then
with others in the court room lawyers
and spectators who were little concerned
oersu eth seog
cerned in the outcome of the case he
showed his appreciation of the point
He seems to rest contented in the be
lief that he will be acquitted he is not
worrying or at least exhibits no trace
of worry even under the strong charges
of Cashier Jones that he had commit
ted forgery he maintained the same
even tenor He sat close by his law
yers Judges DIckson and Powers and
at times whispered to them
The attorneys for the defense In their
argument to the court their crossex
amination of the governments wit
nesses and their full and immediate
grasp of every point gave a splendid
exhibition of legal acumen
Charges Against Stoutt
Mr Stoutt is charged with having
made false entries in a report to the
comptroller of the currency and with
having forged the name of J H Hedges
to a note for 2230 to mislead the gov
ernment bank examiner who was to
investigate the affairs of the Utah Na
tional There are two counts in the
indictment the first of which alleges
that said J M Stoutt so be
ing president of said association on the
16th day of August in the said year r
1S9S within the city and district afore
said did unlawfully make and cause to
be made certain false entries in said re
port so made and transmitted as afore
said that is to say a false entry to
the effect that at the close of business
on said 14th day of July in said year
1SOS the amount then due said asso
ciation from said J M Stoutt was
2023079 which said entry in said re
port was made under the heading
Loans exceeding the limit prescribed by
section 5200 of the revised statutes in
cluding amounts which exceed thi limit
due from state and private banks and
bankers and was In words and figures
as follows Stoutt J M 2023079
whereas the amount then due said
Utah National bank from said Stoutt
was a different and much larger sum
of money all of which was then anal
there well known to him the said
Stoutt when he made and caused to br
made said false entry
And the grand jurors aforesaid
upon their oaths aforesaid do furthe
find and present That the said J M
Stoutt made and caused to be made
each and all of the aforesaid false en
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