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APPEAL VOL. LXIII 25 CENTS A WEEK CARSON CITY,. NEVADA THU R3C AY EVENING APRIL 24, 12t7. 5 CENTS A JOPY N 144 flCsHT D w. w:s DEDUCT ED CONSPIRATORS THE PRISON BOARD BY ALL MEANS AD? AD E?FQTPn ' Ha. a Stormy Meeting and Finally! A Very Ex,le"t suggestion from the MICi HIVlVUW fl W SettlM Down ? ADDOintmn(, Ren0 Ga"tte " State Publicity . . ' ... ! It is rather hard to get anything! In 1908' from Ma 25th to June In Goldfield For Implicity in Th9l.ZT??Z nfl..JAM ll C:i. " ithe members are not disposed to dis-j tne nations and states of the world IVlUlUCSr Ul JUIIIl OIIVC& iuss the matter. GOLDFIELD, April 25 Under indictment of the grand jury at Hawthorne, the following men have been arrested by Undersheriff Bart Knight and Chief Constable Claude Inman. They are accused of com plicity in the Silver murder case: Jerry Sexton, vice-president of the I. W. W.; Vincent St. John, delegate; Ben Donnelly, ran for delegate on the last election but was not elected; R. Elmer Vice, recording secretary; A. E. Johnson, Walter Campbell, Harry Itodgers, and L. D. Jardine. The last four men hold no office in the union, but aro prominent in the ijffairs of the I. W. W. 'Ine indictments were brought into the city by Undersheriff Bart Knight on the early train which arrived in Goldfield in the morning. At 3 o'clock the deputies were scouring the city looking high and low for the men named in the bills. By 4- o'clock all of the men had been rounded up and had been confined under guard in the small room in the ! will be Invited to narticinate and the It is claimed that th emain fight j collection of mining data that will be was over the appointment of Feb grouped there under one head will be lows and Smyth. Douglass wanted of immense interest, especially to min to reward Fellows for standing by ing meQ and stateg rich ja mineal him all through the library fight lastj wealth. At the Ume tWa h winter and the friends of Fellows; is being wriUen we &re nQt claim that he had a definite promise, to the fae Qf thj b,ic, bm measure of vast merit, that was pass- that if he stood pat on the library bill he was to be rewarded with a position in the pen. . It if held that Douglass made a promise before Felows voted and they think it up to Douglass to re deem his pledge. In order to re lieve Douglass of embarrassment ed by the state senate, but which has been dilly-dallied with in the assembly However, it the law-makers of the lower house have been wise enough to approve of it, and the governor allows it to become a law, we believe that one of the good things that the bureau could do would be to start at once Day was willing to concede this ap- rear nf the insticer court, where thev were visited bv their friends, most of whom seemed to take the matter as a joke. Others came in and for gmvth who was elected by the ?U Ul? Vrk or PreliarinS an exhibit . ! iur uuu exposition mat would urnve gave the prisoners words of assurance and told them they would look ; Democrats and went over to the Re-j after their affairs while they were gone. An hour later, in the presence of a large crowd, the men were put into a bus, and driven down to the publicans before the session was over. Protests came to him from allj station where they took the 5:20 train for Hawthorne, Chief Inman and one of Bart Knight's oeputy- sheriffs. guarded by ! over Carson as the regular Demo ! crats and Silver men who elected him last fall were particularly hot done ! over tne idea of his appointment and Undersheriff Bart Knicht left for, trouble finding them. It was Hawthorne on the 5:20 train Mon- so quietly and so swiftly that many their protests were of sufficient day night and the next morning was back in Goldfield with the indict ments. The latter charge the men with conspiracy in tne Silva murder ,.e i, a; a Tvpiirht to nut. hini on the Shelf. Had! . int; Liuf:uo ou,mm6' " . , May. Any further suggestions liarl hgtiiuncH until lflat ovon nc in: lie SIOOU U Ills tttlli nun uuuc; tiie back room of the justice court, a crowd of men had assembled. ase of Sunday evenfng, March 10.' friends of the arrested men and many Chief Inman arrived from Haw-J were the assurances of help given, thorne Monday night but when inter-' Many of the men were woried over viewed upon the subject of the in-' their business affairs and held back dictments, statement. Nevada to be what we claim it is the greatest mineral state in the world We shall recur to this subject at greater length at some future time. especially if the publicity bill has L passed. Reno Gazette. Well the bill has passed and the commission wil be in running order in from the Gazette will be greatlv appre- -o-o- straight politics he could have had ; ciate(j a place, ana a good one witnout any i difficulty. For some reason or another the, Republicans of Carson are after j Fellows' scalp and are dissatisfied; f,,aort to TvaVo a,w tiiA officers until thev could iret them! with the appointment, so that the; As reported by the State, Bank & u nDhQr oHm,-t! nrmmrori satisfactorily when thev lot of any member of the prison Trust Company. SENSATIONAL TESTIMONY GIVEN Of Witness Who Implicates Many in murder of John Silva HAWTHORNE, Nev., April 23. The most sensational story that has ever emanated from the lips of a witness in a criminal case in this state was that told by W. L. Claibourns of Goldfield in the murder trial of M. R. Preston and Joseph Smith, in the first district court this afternoon. The outlining of an alleged plot hatched by leading members of the I. W. W. at Goldfield, for the assassination of "Diamondfield" Jack Davis and John Silva, formed the basis of a sensational testimony given by Mr. Calibourne. Calibourne names as members of the conspiracy Walter Campbell, Dan Roudebush, Frank Jardine, L. Elmer Vice, Jerry Sexton, A. E. Johnson, Ben Donnelly and the two defendans. Calibourns testified that the assassination of Silva was discussed be fore him on two occasions and that the defendant Smith said: "We would have gotten the of a the night before the killing complained of but for the fact that Silva would not come to the door of his restaurant." He also testified that Preston was the man selected to assassinate Silva. Calibourne further testified that he heard Johnson say that he would give $250 to anybouy who would kill "Diamondfield" .lack Davis, adding that he had a bead on Davis at one time, but something prevented his carrying out his design to kill him. Calibourne came to Goldfield last February and shortly thereofter joined the Miners' union which is affiliated with the I. W. W. He is said to be a native of Tennessee, a graduate of three leading colloges, a lawyer of seven years, experience an ex-lieutenant of the United States army where he served for seven years, and a member of one of the most prominent families of the south. The circumstances of his joining the miners will probably come out on cross-examination. Calibourne's testimony caused an immense sensation in the court, room. THE STOCK MARKET nor deny that they tad been issued.! marched out to the bus waiting at the Board is not a bed of roses just now. j It was well known, however, from1 door the crowd gathered around to advices received from Hawthorne, j get a look at the men who are said to that the indictments had been filed, have largely caused the trouble in for the men, in accordance with tes-' Goldflexd, some of them laughing and timony and evidence in the Silva! shouting "good-by, boys," as though case which had been unearthed by the business men of Goldfield. Deputies were appointed by the they were a bunch of picnickers in std of men who were going to jail with the stigma of the charge of compli- undersheriff and chief constable in! city in a murder case. Chief Inman the afternoon, and they slipped out took the men down to the county jail quietly all over the city looking ,for, at Hawthorne, accompanied by one of their men. The deputies had no the sheriff's deputies. COMSTOCK Ophir Con. Col. & Va. Mexican Best & Belcher Exchequer Yellow Jacket BREAKS THE RECORD Twelve Hundred Miners Employed at Wonder E. J. Horrigan. secretary of the Miners' union states that 722 miners in good standing are working in Won der, not counting the men that are employed around Victor, which is the townsite platted .in the near vicinity of the Spider and Wasp, where up wards of 400 additiona1 miners are employed. This makes the number of men now engaged in opening up the ore bodies of the camp between 1100 and 1200. Mr. Horrigan stated mat the mine owners are continually making application to him for more men, and that there were jobs wait ing for at least 300 additional miners as soon as they can be obtained. This breaks the record of all min ins camps in Nevada for the first vear of existence. Neither Tonopah Goldfield, Manhattan, Bullfrog Fairview had as many miners nloved at the end of their first year and, as a matter of fact. Bullfrog in I agreement not to strike in sympathy j with miners of any other camp, and 1 the wage scale has been fixed at $5 per day the same as in Goldfield. The town is now building up rapidly. There are now seven gambling estab lishments in full blast, and one of them is bigger and more densely crowded than the biggest in Goldfield. Money is in sight everywhere. Specu lators who are flocking into the dis trict complain that they are unable to buy properties at reasonable prices and that the cream of unincorporated properties are held at prices that are prohibitive. This is viewed by mine owners as a healthy sign. It will make it impossible for men with small capital to float mining companies of Wonder. It is an established fact that more failure in the promotion of mining companies are caused by a lack of the proper capital than from any other reason. o-o Day accepted Fellows in the inter est of harmony, but declined to be led any further and was willing to resign before he would stand any more packages being handed out to him. The following are announced as TONOPAHS slated, but it is asserted in several Belmont quarters that changes in this pro-' ash Boy gram may be made before the 1st. i Golden Anchor Captain of the guards, Joe Muller, Great Western present lieutenant of the guards: Jim Butler ... Lieutenant of the guards, Jesse Macnamara . . Newham, at present turnkey of the Madway prison; overseer, Fred C. Fellows, Montana who succeeds Al O'Brien; commis-j North Star .. sary.Martin G. Cecil, of Dayton, who' Rescue nor em- Booth . . .' GOLDFIELD Diamondfield Con. succeeds Jason Burlingame; clerk to Pittsburg S. P. warden, John Hill, who succeeds James Lucy. Several changes in the personnel of the guards will ajso be made. Capt. Cavanaugh of the guards handed in his resignation sev eral days ago effective the first of the month and Mr. O'Brien expects to engage in mining in the Jumbo district. o-o 2 35 1 00 84 1 35 70 1 00 4 50 11 37 03 1 22' 48 1 50 3 55 39 17 2 00 82 HAWTHORNE. April 2 court convened at 1:30 p. m. today the witnesses of the respective sides of the case were called and sworn, after which they were excluded from the court room until such time as they may be called. When ton and Smith prevailed upon the cook and waiter to accompany them to the Miners' Union hall. There the lights were extingushed and the waiter was severely beaten over the head with a sun. The Killing of Silva. Shortly before the killing, Mr. Special Prosecutor Douglas then ; Douglass said, Preston and Smith made the opening statement to the were seen watching Silva's restau jury upon behalf of the prosecution,! rant and Preston was heard to re the defense reserving its right in mark something about getting the this regard until the prosecution hasj . A man, upon pre- rested Its main case. I paring to enter the restaurant, was Prosecutor Douglass in his state ! accosted by Preston, who urged him ment of the case to the jury, said he; not to patronize Silva, but the cus expected to prove that Silva was con-j tomer went on Into the restaurant ducting a restaurant in Goldfield j Finally Silva went to the door and Prior to his death on March 10th. J told Preston to go away and attend It was also set out that Silva had ' to his own business. Mr. Douglass been so harrassed by employes quit-1 admitted that Silva had a gun, but ting him without due notice, he ; declares that Silva held the gun be made a rule that any employee leav-' hind him when he went to the door. ing without one day's notice sholud j Mr. Douglass said, "the cowardly as- forfeit a day's pay. Under this rule a girl employed by Silva, who quit 43 j -without the required notice, had a sasin Preston fired at Silva, . fatally wounding him, after which Preston ran to the corner, where he was join- Goldfield Mining 8 37 day's pay deducted, and after join-jed by a number of his companions LEISORE HOUR MINSTRELS SPRING RUNAWAY A horse belonging to the Superin tendent of the' Electrict Light com pany ran away this afternoon and made a temporary sensation on Main its entire history has never had with- street. The animal was finally stop- in 200 of the number of miners al- ped ana no damage was none, cloved in Wonder. This is o no reflection on Bullfrog, which is ROBBERY AT TONOPAH . prospering at this time. It simply, At 1 o'clock yesterday morning a cives an idea of the extent of the dis-i couple of men, one with a shot gun coveries of high grade silver ore that and the other a six-shooter stood up have been made here. a game in Cobb's saloon and annexed The properties now in shipping o $1,800. A couple of shots were fired are- Nevada Wonder, Jack Pot, Ruby at them as they got out and two (Billy-the-Kid), Hercules, Golden Wo"-( suspects have been arrested. Jumbos. Snider and Wasp, Rich; n-n Gulch, Colorados, View Wlonder, Dick- BRIDGE COMPLETED ey V Vulture and Christmas. There The regular V. & T. train for the are in the neighborhood of 6,000 sacks south -which has been hung up by of ore piled on the dumps of these reason of the loss of the bridge at properties, and the estimated value Dayton in the freshets, pulled out at of all of this is above ?200 a ton. 1 9.25 this morning with a load of pas The miners have signed np an sengers. They Will Astonish the Natives on the 7th, and 8th, of May The date of the Leisure Minstrels is fixed for the 7th, or 8th, of May which will fall on Tusdey and Wed nesday and already the work has be gun in dead earnest. Miss Page is proving a veteran Instructor and all the ladies who are taking a hand in the work are showing great enthus iasm and predict a tremendous suc cess. Miss Page has the recbrd of get ting the biggest houses for her work that were ever secured in Reno. She infuses her own unbounded and enthusiasm into every one with whom she comes in contact and her plans are revelations to everybody. The Leisure Hour people are de termined to have a club house and nothing con stop them from landing the goods. Kendall Laguna , Mohawk Nevada Boy Red Top Sandstorm Silver Pick Great Bend St. Ives Combination Frac. Red Top Ex. Blue Bull Black Butte Ex. . . Lone Star Atlanta Triangle BULLFROG National Bank . . Mayflower Yankee Girl . Denver Annex . . . Oro Original Bullfrog . MANHATTAN Manhattan Con. . , Manhattan Dexter Manhattan M. Co. Gold Wedge , 57 ing the I. W. W., made a demand who took him 1 M through that organization for a full 16 00 day's pay which was refused. IS Wanted Waiter to Quit. 4 05 It was then set out that Smith had 82 called out all of Silva's help, but that 1 27 the cook and a waiter was afterwards 1 20 I secured by Silva. The day before 1 62 the killing, Mr. Douglass said, Pres up to the Miners' the following day, after Preston learned his identity was known. It would also be shown that when Smith was arrested he said to an officer: "Will you protect me?" fol lowing this question up by inquiring if the "others" had been arrested, showing that a conspiracy, Mr. 51 50 15 34 79 50 38 49 10 15 4-3 15 70 20 12 11 ton went into the restaurant and Douglass declared in conclusion. tried to prevail upon the waiter to quit. Tha waiter said that he would starve if he did, and Preston said wauld be shown by the teslimony which would be presented by the prosecution. Mr. Douglass character- ! that he might as well die one way as ized the killing as on eof the black another. Later, in the evening, Pres- est crimes in the history of Nevada. THE RAILROAD COMMISSION RUN OVER j Hans Martinson fell from a loaded I wagon near Cradlebaugh's bridge yes terday and the wheels past over his chest. His collar bone was broken his chin fractured and several ribs getting down to business gradually, j broken. He was brought to this city It is rather a new thing for all for treatment, hands and they are feeling their way. cv They are feeling Their Way Along and Getting Into Working Order The Railroad Rate Commission is RENO REAL ESTATE SALES Sixty-five acres of land on Reno western suburb sold yesterday for $25,000. The Twaddle ranch of 25 acres, south of Reno, sold for the same figures. DORA THORNE The melodramatic troubles and sor- rows of Dora Thorne drew a larger audience last evening than the pre vious nights performances did. The action of the play aroused the enthusiasm of the audience and gave general satisfaction. Tonight the tribulations of "A Gamblers Wife" as regarded by most established play-writers will he given with a full cast. along. Yesterday was spent in going over the rates of the roads which had filed their schedules and com paring the same with the rate bill. Three railroads, the Southern Pa cific, the Nevada Northern and N. C. O. have filed their tariffs and sched ules with the railroad commission in accordance with the Syphus act - o-o GOOD FOR NIXON Senator Nixon has decided to do nate a $12,000 public hall to the town of Winnemucca. TO MAKE GOOD STREETS The City Trustees will meet to night for the purpose of arranging to call for bids to macadamise Car son Street. The question of macad amising Roop Street to Valley Park will come up. James T. Shaw has returned to Car son much improved In health. o-o 1 Reno Is to have a six story, half million dollar hotel.