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IE CALL PRINTS MORE NEWS THAN AM OTHER PAPER. PUBLISHED, ffl SAN* FRANISGO
Forecast fcr February 26, 1900:
San Francisco and vicinity — Cloudy
Monday; Htht southerly winds.
G. H. WILLSON,
VOLUME XCIX—i XO. Bs]
GERMAN -AMERICANS MAKE
GIFT TO THE KAISER.
HIS SILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
BERLIN, Ftb. 25.— Emperor WHUam
and Empress Augusta Victoria received
•deputations from the Reichstag, the
Prussian Diet, the Prussian House - of
Lords and other governmental bodies at
the palace today, who tendered congrat
ulations on the silver wedding anniversary
of their Majesties, which will be next
Tuesday. Deputations from many Ger
man cities also presented* written ad
dresses. The Mayor of Berlin handed the
Emperor a document bearing 'the names
tot the Emperor and Empress and showing
an expenditure of $125,000 for charitable
institutions. . -
Their Majesties, according to the resolu
tion announoed eoms months ago, will
not receive presents from their subjects,
except the money for charitable uses
vhlch many municipalities and numerous
mercantile companies and private indi
viduals have voted or donated out of re
fcpect for the Emperor and Empress. It
• will be used for hospital extensions, new
Institutions or for the relief of suffering;
end it is estimated that the money re-,
ceived will amount to $10,000,000 or $12,000,
000. -:. u~:.~; \u25a0'^^n
Such an outpouring of donations is quite
xrithout precedent in Germany. About 100
annexes or new charitable institutions will
be dedicated in Prussia on Tuesday, all
* receiving the name of the Emperor or the
A brilliant display was made by. the
deputations of military officers from Great
Britain, Russia, . Austria and other pow
ers as they drove down Unter'den Linden
to present their congratulations.
The Dmperor also received '- a deputation
the United- German Veteran Socie
ties cf North America; : consisting of sol
diers who fought in the wars ;wlth Den
mark, Austria and France' The veterans
were introduced by Vice Admiral Buech
gel. chief of the Admiralty, ;who is' an
. honorary member of the- societies. This
deputation presented the Emperor and
Empress with a huge bowl resting on an
onyx column, the whole about five feet in
height. Three buffalo heads, eurmounted
by bronze figures of Indians, are on. the
bas« of the cup, which is also decorated
•with bows and arrows. The bowl con
tains also portraits of Emperor. William
end President Roosevelt and designs sym
bolical of Gterman and American relations.
The wedding of Prince Eitel Fritz, sec
ond eon of Emperor William, and the
'Duchess Sophie Charlotte of Oldenberg on
Tuesday will almost be a replica of that
of the Crown. Prince and Crown Princess
last June. The -Duchess Sophie, as part
of the pageant, will enter Berlin tomor
row evening, proceeding through a flower
end banner bedecked way to the castle,
\u25a0where the Emperor,. .surrounded, by. his
family and numerous German Princes,
will await her. The grandmother of the
Duchess, Princess Friederich Karl of
Prussia, will drive with her into .Berlin,
instead of the Empress, who Is indisposed.
The hoUls are already filled with mem
bers of the minor German royal families,
of "whom on these occasions the capital
usually sees from fifty to a hundred. They
and their gorgeous suites filled up the
boxes at the gala opera performance on
Saturday night, occupied the principal
places at the banquet in the great white
hall of the castle this evening and will
form. a rich setting of costumes and uni
forms for the wedding ceremonies.. There
will be three ceremonies— the signing of
the marriage contract under the statutes
of the house of Hohenzollsrn tomorrow,
the administering of the civil law service
on Tuesday and an hour later the re
ligious rite* in the chapel of the cast!e.
Dr. Dryander, the court chaplain, will of
ficiate at the religious ceremony.
Aged Invalid Ends Life.
POMONA, Feb. 25.— An invalid for
years and despondent over, his condi
tion, Jordan J. Denny, about 70 years
ot a)?c ended his life at his home here
today with a revolver. He shot him
self In the head.
The San Francisco Call.
GERMAN EMPEROR AND WIFE,
WHO WILL CELEBRATE SILVER
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. .
Man's Blindness Due to
Trouble With His
Special Diepatch to The Call.
' COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 23.— Willard
Huff mann, '_ who recovered the sense of
eight in his rljrht eye and was relieved
of an aching "eye" tooth at the same
time yesterday, finds that the eye con
tinues to gain strength, and it is be
lieved it will soon be restored to a per
fect condition. The eye had been Im
paired for , two years and for several
months he could not distinguish'/ light
from darkness with It. He had taken
treatment from . a number of specialists,
but received no benefit. They were In
doubt as to the cause, beyond the fact
that there was some affection of the op
tic nerves. .
It was a half hour after the tooth was
drawn before Huff mann began to notice
returning sight in his eye. Objects. have
continued to grow more distinct ever
CASTRO ACCUSED OF JIAKISO
AI.I. SORTS OF THREATS
Said to Have Declared Americana, Eng-
lishmen find German* Worse Than
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao. Feb. 25. —
Advices received here from Venezuela
are to the effect that President Cas
tro says he will humble France, break
the Monroe doctrine, clear, out the
French from -Venezuela and then start
on Americans/Englishmen and Ger
mans, who, he declares, are worse than
Chinese. He is reported as saying
that be will clear the country of for
eigners, lie Is very bitter against
Americans,: who, he says/are after his
, The populace Is 'yearning for v an
American protectorate,, and the better
class of Venezuelans are reported as
sayink that the' situation demands im
mediate , Intervention by V the'// United
States, for the sake of humanity.
SAN FRANGISGO,^ MONDAY, ) FEBRUARY 26, ; 1906.
War Lord's Words Con
vey a Warning
Special Cablegram to The Call and the New
York Herald. Copyright, 19C6, by the New
York Herald Publishing Company.
BERLIN,' Feb. 25.— The Kaiser, upon
the occasion ofthe opening of the cele
bration of 'the twenty-fifth anniversary
of his marriage, received, among others,
the of [ Brunswick, • Prince Al
brecht, who presented' congratulations
on the part of thVarmy and navy. The
Kaiser, Inrepiy,' 4 sald:
"My first and; last care Is for my
flghtingr f prces ori£ land and sea, and
that of the. Empress is ; for the . allevia
tion' of; those who are victims of pov
erty and' lllness. , , ..
"God grant that war may not come,
but should the cloud . descend I am
firmly convinced that the army will ac
quit Itself as It did so nobly thirty-five
ALGECIRAS, Feb. 25.— The bank pro
ject which the Moorish delegation put
forward at. the session of ; the Moroccan
conference on Saturday is, according ', to
the French and British delegates, a
loosely drafted mixture jof j the German
and French proposals, following chiefly,
the German lines.* The British? ; arid
Gei man delegates hint that the project
Is of : German Inspiration and that' its
object in -to Indicate : the J concessions
Germany 'is prepared -to make. -
jgij The | committee on * revision, which . is
considering i the ; threes bank v projects,
has instructions to ; endeavor j to/agree
'on a definite draft of the proposals and
to submit ,< it j to- the full; conference; at
the earliest ; date \u25a0 possible. ; A pessimis
tic view - : obtains \u25a0 among '% . tho -fi French
and 1 Britishdelegrations; concerning
likelihood ; of an 'agreement ;. being
reached on the; final -draft.' ," Th§y'fore
see Kthe"; probability ; of jthe : conference
leaving the :bank . question unsettled
and-proceeding to the discussion of the
police problem. , : .
Bodies Found In Ruins.
GAMBIER. ; ; Ohio^ Feb. 25:— The
charred bodies; of Cadets Winfield Scott
Kunkle of 'Ashtabula, '•-. Ohio; J. E. -Hen-;
derson of -Ridge "; Farm, .111., arid "James
J: Fuller ' of i Warren, Ohio," were : found
in the ruins of : Delano Hall this ; : after-*
noon." There is no satisfactory explana-.
tion '. as to ; what 'caused J the f fire; J , : Some
are of 'the; opinion ;,that^oily| rags P may
have ; caused: spontaneous^ -combustion.'
Tho floors? of P. the 'building;.; were foiled.'
and;this,Cin part ;attlea.st,iacc6unts for
the rapidity of i the fireV v : ' \u25a0 ;
Bride Relates^ the
"Story of Her
Says the \u25a0\u25a0 Califbrniaii
"Wooed Hei^for Her
. - \u25a0 - ...-• . - ... -.
She Is Determined That He
Shall Never Succeed
in His Design. /
NEW YORK, Feb. 25.— Mrs. ; Mlzner-
Yerkes has at last broken her silence and
has told the story of her romantic "mar
riage to "Wilson Mizner j and the subse
quent separation. \ '
"I am : Mrs. Yerkes,"- she said today. "I
am Mrs. Charles T.iYerkes,;if you will.
But from this day forth and forevermore
I will never be called Mrs. Wilson Miz
ner—never!" , '\u25a0;.:;".\u25a0 '::".\u25a0' ".." " '\u25a0 . ' '.'* . .\u25a0';
"It has been ahorrible, mistake," she
continued, "but : it has ) ended now. --The
strain of the past I few weeks has made
me worn and thin. llt has almost made
me' old. '\u25a0 .[ I dread the outside world, a I
dread the ' thought . of '\u25a0\u25a0'• travel. I % dread
everything. He came at a time when I
was looking at life through eyes that were
filled with tears," shefcontinued, referring
to Mizner. "I was \ sorrowful, full of de
spair. How could 1 1 ; know that he was
not what \he seemed ito • be?; How j could
any one know?, ; ; / . Vy
WILSON AS A ; WOOER.
"He.- was; charming,; full of youth and
strength,", and,, besides, > ha -was an artist—
a reaH artist. He j was an artist in every
thing. readfto me -delightfully
'rrgmibo.oks,ln.th(?,,llbrary.-;He -would play
on the plajio^wlCK wprtde"rfiLi||"f eellrfg^andj
his' •voice''. was superb.' " He-^enchanted' me/
How could I know that he "was "am actor—
that his tenderness and spontaneity , were
all carefully : planned " the* day before?
Does any woman' know?,
"His dress was immaculate,' his man
ners perfect. He entered with such deli
cacy into the most fleeting of my moods.
He knew I mourned and he knew how to
sympathize. And I did mourn,; really, for,
whatever the world may think' I knew
that Charley Yerkes loved me. •
"Mizner planned the delights of a year
of travel abroad," she continued.' "There
was no country: we should not see to
gether. Then he brought his ; friends to
my home. They told me he, loved me.
The-thought'neverentered my. head that
he wanted my money. And now. I \u25a0 cannot
believe that ; that was the whole motive
behind his . wooing. I ! cannot** conceive \u25a0of
one so spiritual, capable of such wonder-"
ful thoughts and ideals, at the same time
so base." •';\u25a0\u25a0 . , '\u25a0 ; . ,- ."
LOYAL TO THE DEPARTED.
Mrs. Mizner held s , up her slender left
hand. There was a ring oh the '"third
linger. : ;
"That is the ring," she said, "that was
placed there ?by Charley Yerkes. He
loved 'me.- for 'myself alone. Oh, I know
that there are those who think and talk
about the \ Grigsby woman, but Charley
Yerkes, loved me just the same.
. "I want Mizner dropped out of my mem
ory. I : do no longer care for him. He.
besieges me to take him back! Why
should I? I have found the horrible mis
take I have made and will abide by my
cooler, ; more deliberate Judgment.: The
man was after my money. Will he get it?
Never. .He pleads and implores! but I
will never yield.";, .'.': _[ .': :' \u25a0'
Wilson", Mizner, said tonight": .'_\u25a0 •; V -
"Money never cut any figure , in our
affairs. , The" Btory that I accepted $20,000
"to quit my. wife is a malicious and scand
alous falsehood: - Money was \ never men
tioned between .us^before or; sinee > our
marriage. V- I \u25a0 have , never asked *my wife
f or <; a penny and never will, j I still ; have
a most affectionate and respectful esteem
for her.- I see her for a little chat every
day. I am \u25a0 not so .* black as I have been
painted.";'"..; : -,'-, '' : .-\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0. \u25a0- . \u25a0". . .- '•"; '
CLEKK'S SHARE EYE
Notes Change of a % Single
Word in Forged Rail
NEW' YORIC*Feb; 126.1 26.— With the re
arrest ofSamuelJ. Humphreys fand^ the
arrest of? S:E.; Smith to : night;fon if the
eve'of the day when Charles A." Sexton
is to be sentenced l for having; swindled
a Texas railway,' the notorious; Norfolk
and;Westernßailway. forgeries; are be
lieved to have .been cleared up. ;/
Mystery was .thrown around the case
by the>detectlves. : /.Humphreys"; himself
said .•he»had.-been;ordered-itO;-ff6stor,the <
Tombs and J "keep .his •>" mouth ; ? shut."
Smith has 'not appeared in the case*:be-4
fore, , but* there was a mysterious "E.
t. ' Green". ; f or Jwhom \u25a0 the i police i4 have
been searching. .Humphreys was sent
back Ito the ', Tombs on ? a ; ;~ charge ; of
breaking \u25a0 his i parole,*, while j Smith ;•; was
held on ; a 1a 1 short- affidavit I charging v him
with'; complicity v in Uhe swindles. AOrily
the; sharp •; eye f,of a clerk ;, of Ca trust
company. prevented perhaps the! largest
swindle;,forgery- ever attempted in 2 this
"country. "^ " ' : il:
!. \u25a0\u25a0..'.The"-: swindlers, . through a jf org^ajlet -.
ter - purportingr: to r come ; from 1 the ; presl
'dent' of v-the^Norfolk and?" Westerni
Railway,-, obtained^ from v a..;; reputable
graving company, a, fac simile X of:,'; the
Norfolk i and^^Wesiern- certificates,' ex
cept ; that theyi used -/.'railroad": f or ' "rail
'way.",vSThey>;icontemplated f :>sellirig
some, of (the- certificates -J arid vhypothe-"
eating? others | for^ loans.*-- They J ; would
haye < netted J,j nearly] :ss,pOo,OOO^if; suc
cessful, but; realized only JSOOO before
they/: were "captured/ < • \u25a0 _
Mrs. Ivulu Pollock's Inheritance Is Turn
in Lane of Husband's 111 tuck.
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' BERKELEY, J - Feb. - 25.^-Good.^ fortune
has come to J." G.; Pollock, a photographer
of Berkeley, following* a run *of.6dd s mis
fortunes, and the' artist; who now. basks
in "the smile of , the -fickle > Dame is; con
vinced that If. a man .will/only wait long
enough the turn in the .road is"; sure to
come, and the dull, gray will turn
1 to: gold. O \u0084. ' :/_: /_ "\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0, *- . :-av4i..fj '\u25a0'\u25a0'; .^:: \
Pollock- -after ; enduring j- financial em
barrassments caused " principally^ by f the
crookedness of former: partners » and? em
ployes f whereby he was mulcted : .6t;.thou
sands fof dollars, now./ puts-, his : feet?be
neath a heavily laden ; dining ..table,; in \ '"-a.
mansion at 175 Santa i Clara avenue, ;in
the' Piedmont district^ of Oakland; -has
fine linen and silver .and china yon. the
board, surveys a fat checkbook represent
ing money in the bank, and'also is able to
cpntemplate with i serenity | deeds j to ' val
uable property in Oakland and other parts
of California that have Just come into' his
family. • \u25a0 •" .?•'
Mrs. Pollock has Inherited /wealth.. That
Is the secret of the change. -Her husband;
the \u25a0 hitherto luckless artist of a- photo
graph gallery at Sh'attuck avenue : and
Center street, shares ? her luck, j and -the
entire Polloqk family is .Vail. to -.the good,"
in Pollock's own phrase. \u25a0 ;
The estate of Mrs." Jennie de "Vine/ who
formerly resided at - 175 ' Santa J ave
nue In Oakland ,' has .'Just \ been , divided;
and Mrs. Pollock's share • as a • niece". rep
resents nearly f $60,000. The : estate con
sisted of a , ranch at Byrnes, Oregon, one
of the finest : in vthe ) Nortnwest; about
$12,000 cash in tank -and property •in Oak
land. -\-, : J V,. •'"-*:-= V-il- •• - \u25a0-\u25a0' '\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0-"•\u25a0\u25a0-\u25a0* -\u25a0
Kate Snow,'*a "distant: relative of- Mr.
de s Vine's, Shaving been, dead
for several - years,* and *F. '* J. : Simpson,. \u25a0 a
brother \u25a0 ' of -i Mrs.*- de -Vine, i are \ the ( only
other :.' heirs .besides t' Mrs. - Pollock \u25a0( of ;
Berkeley. » Ta- ; \u25a0-"' •'l A.. \u25a0'\u25a0 }'"r" r ' •\u25a0•'\u25a0
% Pollock* recently fexperienceds a .*run .'of
bad luck that seemed as ithough the .fates
were against him. f'A" partner.^ named »Ol- V
sen : cheated" him out! of *' thousands 1 last
year In" San Francisco; £k
who ;.was v given charged of •* his * interests
in Sacramento decamped iwith
of dollarsjy and to^capt the.cllmax a'dls-.
honest employe named \ Sidney^Thorn*em
bezzled \' coin and . . stole , valuable | photo-;
graph apparatus last' summer, leaving no
clew" that the authorities ever were able
to follow up. v ; \u25a0 ; \
ATTACKED BY RIOTERS
Corporal and Sergeant Killed
and Four Soldiers
HAVANA. Feb.: 2 s.— The. quarters In
the; town" of , Quariabacoa- occupied g- by
twenty-five, rural guards : were at
tacked this^ morning >by, about ,? thirty
rioters, armed with rifles and revolvers,*
who suddenly Centered from -the- rear
and i began shooting .:.; indiscriminately
into the* dormitories ;of; the sleeping
soldiers, shouting. \u25a0 "Longlive the- 1 con
stitution!" ."Long > live :- the,'- Liberal
party!*';; arid T "Down with the rural
g-uards!" \u25a0 '\u25a0\u25a0-•'\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0> -
» As soon as theldazed soldiers realized
the situation they seized their.- arrnq and
began l . to; return the fire/whereupon' the
rioters; fled.' ; None of -them* have -been
arrested.! ;• -; • \u0084-„.* •
It ; was - found :. .that" a': sergeant-, had
been? killed "tin; his -.bed' and i that* a "cor- ;
poral on ;guaVdv alsoj.was^ killed,'- while i
four '\u25a0 rural i; guards -were ; wounded.
• Nothing tqok'place ; during Saturday's
celebration', of " " Independence 7 "day ; \\o
cause \the' attack except , that *the i rural
"guards | prevented } aigroup^ of ;\u25a0 striking 1
bakers f f rom' \u25a0 interfering - vwlth -xwork
in*, ay local jbakery.T:sThe \u25a0 rural -' guards
say. 1 that '^th'e leader,'of 4 the T rloters;^wore i
aipbllcemaS's^uniformi and; they/ s claim
to I have 1 redognlzed • some "\u25a0 of J thet others.'
\u25a0 \u25a0 — — ' \u25a0 . \
ALHAMBRA— "The Fatal -Wedding.** -
ALCAZAR— •The Girl With the Green
; -Eyes."- \u25a0\u25a0-.-,.• .--.-
CALIFORNIA— '"The Baltimore Beau
. ties." ...,..-.-. •\u25a0_
CENTRAL— "A Tale of Two Cities."
CHUTES— Vaudeville. Matinee.
COLUMBIA— "The Strength of th»
GRAND— 'The Belle of New York."
MAJESTIC— "The Proud Prince."
ORPHEUM— Vaudeville. • *
TlVOLl— "The' lsle of Spice."
WOMAN -ON -WHOM FORTUKEJ HAS
SMILED WHEN LIFE LOOKED
; COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo^, Feb. 23.—
'A. V-Kii Cutting;: of J Colorado City claims
to J have demonstrated \u25a0 that the magnetic
or i vital ' fluid from the brain make s its
mark upon a photographic ; film and re
produces the object of thought. .
- On Thursday a friend went to Cutting's
office and told him that ho had Just read
of Major. Darget's in Paris
In 71 photographing " thought. Cutting at
once} said he \ would try it. He took a
photographic, plate .from an unbroken
package and, accompanied by his; friend,
went ; Into ; a - darkened cellar. T,The plate
was tied across his forehead, and for thir
ty, minutes his thoughts were concen
trated , upon', the features of his \u25a0 father,
whomjhe .remembered , only, by. a ; picture.
When \ the : plate was developed a 1a 1 distinct
outline of his father's face was there.
Major Darget of the Polytechnic School
of ., France, ;who, made the discovery of
thought photography? some months ago,
calls itihuman The Academy
of \u25a0 Science"; in ; Parish agreed with the de
duction given *by ? Major • Darget : that the
vital % fluid seems to • have its ' reservoir In
the^' brain and .thence , circulate through
| the*body.-by the nerve canals^ notably to
the fingers, rlt develops the body as mag
netism doe's "steel." and'it Is i this envelope
which, constantly, absorbing' the universal
fluids digests arid (vitalizes it. V; "
; The /atmosphere,' j which "is said to be
mineral,^ also absorbs the vital fluid and
(releases it jas electricity. ~ Upon this | the
ory,"": Cutting r believes. v : he , can vitalize
! plants J; until they; will' attain, abnormal
growth.- •'. ' s .."•,- \u25a0..\u25a0-"\u25a0\u25a0'-.' : .; '
Liner in Heavy Storm.
> PHILADELPHIA,'; Feb. 25. — The
American ; Lin e? steamship " NordlanC ar
rived^ here^t today; from • Liverpool arid
Queenstown", four, days t late." The steam
ship Rencountered /a"' succession < of ; heavy
gales and several • t i mes d u ri ng the voy
age's had", to * lay I to} for ; hours.' \ Oil .was
frequently fused '.with;* good effect to
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Believes It Is
Twenty -Six Murders
Described by the
State's Executive Promises
Fair Trial to Ac
Special Dispatch to Tha Call.
BOISE. Idaho. Feb. 25. — Governor
Gooding- tonight Issued the following
statement with respect Ao tha ex-Gov
ernor Steunenberg assassination case:
"I want to state officially that Harry-
Orchard has made a full confession as
to the manner and motive of the assas
sination of ex-Governor Steunenbergy
telling of the plans made and giving
the names of those making them. The
assassination of ex-Governor Steunen
berg:,- which occurred at his own gats
on . the .evening of ' December 30. 1905,
was' the third attempt that Orchard
made against his life. This confession
was /made to Captain James McPar
land. It Included a history of his life
from his early boyhood up to the time
of his arrest. In the confession Or
chard implicated all those now under
arrest and others, including J. L. SJmp
kins. He told the story of twenty-six
murders, the result of conspiracies in
which. all the accused parties were In
terested. ,When this- story is given to
"the "publhy* 1 !*- Veliev© _tt will be tlia >
greatest narrative of crime which tha
*TChere has never treen any doubt as
to "the truth of Orchard's confession
among those who are familiar with the
crimes committed In Idaho and Colo
rado and charged to the Inner circle
of the Western Federation of Miners.
I attribute Orchard's confession to the
great brain of James McParland. who
has-been employed by the State to run
down the murderers of ex-Governor i.
Stuenenberg. I have seen Orchard my
self since this confession was made. He
told me that he was not promised
either clemency or reward by McPar
land or any. one else.
EARLY TRAOTSG TRIUMPHS.
"McParland was aided In his work* by
Orchard's early training. In his boy
hood the Bible was read night and
morning by his parents. Tho impres
sion of the early days came up and
smote ' his conscience when he was
brought face to face with" his God. Ha
told me that, he believed in the Su
preme Being and a hereafter, and that
now his one thought was to maka
peace with his Maker.
."The finding of the bomb at Judge
Goddard's gate and many, other thinga^j
which will later be made known at the.^
trial have proved the truthfulness of
Orchard's confession beyond all ques
tion to those familiar with his story.' •
"The "State desires to secure justice.
There Is no thought of punlshing^he In
nocent or waging war on any ; labor or
ganization. The assassination of ex-Gov
ernor Steunenberg, a grave offense
against tho State of Idaho, was com
mitted. # As Its . executive, I felt It my
duty '. to bend every energy toward tha
discovery of the guilty parties and their
fitting punishment. I wish to announce
that I have withdrawn the offer of $50CO
reward, made by the State, for the pun
ishment of guilty parties and have ad
vised the parties who had offered
rewards to do likewise. They have agreed
to. and. today there is not a single dollar
of •reward offered for tha conviction of
the murderers of Steunenberg. A reward
of $2000 is : now offered by us . for . infor
mation leading to- the arrest of J. I*
Simpkins, and this is the only reward
now offered in connection with tha Steun
PROMISES A FAtn TRIAL. '[\u25a0
"My reason for withdrawing th© ; re
ward and advising others who had offered
rewards to withdraw, them la that 1 felt
that no detective association or any one
else is . entitled to the reward offered by
the State. Harry Orchard was * arrested
before any detectives were on the ground,
on: information secured by a committee .
of citizens of Caldwell, assisted by & few
of -us who left Boise on tho special train
a 1 few minutes after tha assassination of
ex-Governor; Steunenberg. , We .were all
the friends and , neighbors of the ' ex-Gov
ernor. and I am sure his services will al
ways be remembered with gratitude. •
: "There is" no question about a fair trial.
No higher class of citizens can be found
than . those who live in ; Canyon County.
They have no prejudice against any class
of people, be they laborers or capitalists.
I ; am a firm; believer " in organized labor, -
but I feel there must be more of an effort
made by the, members or such organiza
tions to select men of high character as "
"There has been some complaint mada
as. to the close * confinement of ! Moyer.
Hay wood and Pettibone in the peniten
tiary. I wish it understood that as much
leniency will be given these men as" the .
rules of the prison will permit. They
have not, been given prison garb or prison
food. : They, have been furnished the same
food as ,is placed on tne table : for* em
ployes of the penitentiary. ? They .will be
given ample opportunity for exercise, and,
with "the exception : of the State papers,
thty'will be allowed any newspapers they'
desire.' There Is not" a better, library In
Idaho than the one at the penitentiary.
Theyhave been given access to this and .
will ; be shown every ' courtesy in keeping Tr:
with the management "and " discipline of
that Institution." . _ _". ._'._. '. . :..._^. -