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LEWI8TON, IDAHO, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24. 1907. SUBSCRIPTION $6 PER YEAR. REITERATES STATEMENT ABOUT MOYER AND DiBSi In Letter Maintains They and Their Ilk Are! "Undesirable Citizens," Together With Harritnan, and Tells Why | WASHINGTON, D. C.. April 24.—In . letter addressed to Honore Jackson | , fn,i.Qi,n Chairman of the Cook and of Chicago, wur»"" ■ Moyer-tfaywood conference, | yesterday, President ! 1 1 as for county made public Roosevelt replies to the criticisms of M recent letter in which he referred of " 8 Moyer and Haywood, officials ,»f J IL Western Federation of Miner», I 7* d with complicity in the mur- 1 * of form er Governor Steunenber*, _ . , « I I I h of Idaho, as "Undesirable citizens. The president says that he regrets that any body of men should so far forget their duty to their country and by formation of societies or in other ways, endeavor to influence justice and coerce court or jury . tb.it Guy, j a not he, are trying to Influence justice, and he condemns what he calls their flagrant Impropriety in the matter. He says that he Indicated no opinion aa to their guilt in the Steunenberg murder case, but that It was a simple absurdity to suppose that because a man is on trial, he Is free from criticism as to his manner of life. He says he nrght as well be accused of trying to Influence the suits against Harrlman. some of whose friends had also criticised him. He said that Moyer and Haywood stand as representatives of those who habitually appear as guilty of Incite ment or apology for bloodshed and violence. He added that he was pro foundly indifferent to the condemna tion of him for his criticisms of the undesirable types of citizens, regard less of the power of either lnbor or j capital. The President's Letter. The president's letter to Jackson follow's; "Washington, April 22.—Dear Sir: j I bave rece'ved your letter of the 19th Inst., in which you enclose the draft j of a formal letter which Is to follow. I have been notified that several dele- j gâtions bearing sim'lar requests are on the way hither. In the letter you. j on behalf of the Cook county Mover Hay wood conference, protest against certain language I used 1n a recent letter, which you assert to be designed to Influence the course of justice in the case of the trial for murder of Messrs. Moyer and Haywood. I en tirely' agree with you that It is lm- j proper to endeavor to influence the course of justice, whether by threats or 1n any similar manner. For this reason T have regretted most deeply the action of such organization as your own In undertaking to accomplish this very result In the very case of which . ' f n yon speak. Don't Demand Fair Trial. "For instance, your letter Is headed •Cook County Moyer-Haywood-Pettl bone Conference' with the headlines: 'Death cannot, will not, and shall not claim our brother«.' "This shows that you and your as sociates are not demanding a fair trial or working for a fair trial, hut are announcing In advance that the ver dict shall only be one way. and that you will not tolerate any other ver dict. Such action 1» flagrant In Its Im propriety, and I Join heartily In con demning It. "But It is simply absurdity to sup pose that because any man Is on trial for a given offense he Is therefore to be freed from all criticisms upon his general conduct and manner of life. "In my letter, to which you object, I referred to a certain prominent finan cier, Mr. Harrlman, on the one hand and to Messrs. Haywood. Moyer and Debs on the other, as being equally undesirable citizens. It Is as foolish to assert that this was designed to It fluence the trial of Moyer and Hay wood as to assert that It was deslgnei to Influence the suits that have been brought against Mr. Harrlman. No Conviction Expressed. • "I ne'ther expressed nor Indicated any opinion ns to whether Messrs Moyer and Haywood were guilty of the murder of Governor Steunenberg. If they are guilty they certainly ought to be punished. If they are not guilty they certainly ought not to be pun ished. "But no possible outcome, either of tbe trial or the suits can efTect my Judgment as to the undesirability of the type of cltlsenshlp of those whom 1 tuentloned. Messrs. Moyer, Haywood *nd Debs stand as repr e se n tatives of those men who have done aa mach to d s-- redit the labor movement aa the worst speculative financiers or the j mot unscrupulous employers of labor j and debauchers of legislatures have i .... . . , done to discredit capitalists and fair | dealing business men. "They stand as the representatives ordinate to them, habitually appear as guilty of Incitement to or apology for bloodshed and violence. Reiterates Former Statement. "If this does not constitute unde sirable ett'zensship there can never be men whom I denounce represent the man who have abandoned that legitimate movement for the upllft'ng of labor, with which I have the most hearty sympathy; they have adopted prac tices which cut them off from those who lead this legitimate movement. "In every way I shall support the law abld'ne and upright representa tives of labor and In no way can I better support them than by drawing the sharpest possible line between them on the one hand, and on the other those preachers of violence who are themselves the worst foes of the honest laboring man. Received Many Letters. "T,et me repeat my deep regret that arv body of men should so far forget tbc'r dutv to their country as to en deavor hr- th' formation of these so (Cont'nued on Page Four.T of these men who by their public ut terances and manifestoes, by the ut terances of the papers they control a«* inspire and by the words and deeds of those associated with or sub Ar/Yltl Q f O trt t V O m V» n Tv I til o 11 »f o r, n o n a undersirable citizenship. The I j j j j I I PALLIUM VESTED i I j HM ADOUDICUnD UN HKOnDIOnUr 1 NEW ORLEANS, La., April 24.—Be fore a distinguished representation of the Roman Catholic hierarchy of tha United States, including Cardinal Gib bons, Archbishop Glenk was this morn ing invested with the pallium. This insigna is an official recogni ton by the church of the archbishop's successon to functions and authority. The late Archbishop Chappelle died of yellow fever two years ago. ! i ! I YELLOW BOY IS MOST PROMISING ; Hermann Wundrum is In the city from the Cave Gulch district, where he has been employed during the win ter in development on the Yellow Boy mining property. He has with him several fine speci mens of galena ore showing the recent developments In the mine. He has un covered an lS-lnch ve4n of shipping ore In connection with the flve-foot of quarts bearing good values, and Is much encouraged by the prospect. He will take back with him a larger force of men and continue active work this summer. SIOLHOUETTE PARTY GIVEN A silhouette guessing contest was the pleasing feature of the meeting of the Ideal club at the home of Mrs. J. H. Shtldts, on Prospect avenue, last evening. With the lights turned out In one room, the young women present were congregated hi an adjoining room, and one at a time were taken before a piece of muslin stretched between the two rooms, the young men guessing eto trt rtbo Mopsqs otn J° rsmStJO am cloth taking that woman for his part ner for the evening. Selection« by the dub orchestra , the club male quarete composed of Messrs. Gay. Spar»«. Jones and Otshop. read ings by Miss Vines and a man dolin solo by Onvflle Liven sparger were numbers on the evening's program. plumbers win » S ™ KE Hahn Signs an Agreement Which Qives His Men $30 Week The plumbers in the employ of Chas. Hahn, who have been out on strike for the past week, will resume work tomorrow morning, having been grant . . .__ . ed the benefits of certain clauses In a get of articIes of agreement, which are that the men shall receive an in crease of wages equal to 50 cents per day, making their pay $5 per day or $30 per week, and that they be allowed actual time for the placing of fixtures rather than the day and a half asked. For the past week the plumbers on strike have been demanding a com pliance with the articles s'gned. The specific clauses which they wished en forced were that the plumbers be al lowed 20 minutes to reach a job within a limit of 12 Mocks from the shop; that the employer he not allowed to j summon a union man to work on a 1ob j while there was an idle plumber in the j «hon. and that a m'niratim limit of one j and a half flavs he allowed for the I nlaelng of anv fixtures. Hahn Grants Concessions. iuwc 1.0,1 vcssiOiia have uttn gramen oy in. naan wun the exception ol tlic tune limit on tne fixture placing. When seen this utternoon regaining the strike settlement Air. Hahn said; "My plumpers have been on a strike ever since lasL Thursday morning, when they asked for the signing of these agreements, and were denied the request. The ground on which the denial was made was that of simply protecting my patrons. I "I could have consented to the sign ing of the time limit on the fixture placing with an added expense to the ! resident for whom the job was done, i but for their protection alone I thought I it best to refuse. In case a small fix j ture requiring but one half a day for the I ,laclng " as installed, I and the patron would have had to pay for the 1 full day and a half work. j Men Go Back Tomorrow. Men Go Back Tomorrow. J I "I will put my live men at work to- ! morrow morning with the understand- ! ing that they comply with the articles | as made. All the other plumbers, I un- j derstand, have signed them and agreed to enforce them. The plumbers In my employ are now working eight hours and are receiving their $5 per day or $30 per week." The work of looking after the sign ing of the plumbers' agreements has been done by Tony Burgel for the plumbers' union. Mr. Burgel Is an employe of the Cash Hardware plumb ing establishment. DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT Favored Because Speeches Cause Too Much Agitation ST. PETERSBURG, April 14.—Sev eral provincial governors have arrived in SL Petersburg to support the move ment of the reactionists In favor of the dissolution of parliament on the ground that the debates are causing danger ous agitation and ferment The panicky feeling among the lib erals as to the possibility of the dis solution of parliament has subsided owing to the cordial manner In which the emperor received Premier Gollxln. nn FERNIE STRIKE MAY BE ENDED FERNIE, April 24.—The conference between the coal operators and miners was continued today. There Is a dis position on both sides toward a settle ment of the existing differences. Any Intervention on the part of the government is opposed by miners and operators. plages body IN WHE#T m Butler Is Arrested Charged With Marvin Boy Murder DOVER, Del., April 24.—Frank H. Butler, a deckhand on the steamer John P. Wilson, was arrested today charged with the murder of Horace N. Marvin, the four-year-old son of Dr. Marvin, the boy who disappeared March 4. The theory of the detectives is that the boy was accidentally killed or mur dered, and that Butler knows some thing about it. Butler denies all knowledge of the boy's death. He says the boy was sitting on top of a haystack on the Marvin farm when he and two other men. who were moving the effects of the former owner, when they left the place. A man named Caldwell, who was j working with Rutler the day the child d'sappeared. says Butler was ordered to the barn to load up wheat screen- ■ ings into hags. Think Body is in Bag. This he did and Caldwell later en tered the barn and found Butler had loaded three hags upon the wagon. The fourth was upon the floor. Caldwell says he lifted the hag upon the wagon himself, and found It heavy although Butler had said it was filled with corks. This bag, Butler says, has disappeared. Acting on the theory that the hag contained the body of the child, the detectives decide to charge Rutler with the murder. The on'nion among the people of this eitv is that Butler knows hut little about the ease. SPORTSMAN SHOW AT PITTSBURG Special to Evening Teller. PITTSBURG. Pa., April 24.—Visit - ors to the opening of the Pittsburg Sportsmen's show today found Du* quesne gardens converted into a won dcrland of forest and stream, hunters' camps and stamning ground for the ! i j i ; I nd hunter, tracer and angler. Exper' enced visitors pronounced the exhibi tion to be one of tbe best of Its kind ever given In this country. Tber" i s a perfect rifle range, and nn exhibition of birds, fish and wild game of every description. One sec tion of the garden is given over en tirelv to camns. tents, loir houses and Indian villages, with a realistic back ground of mounta'n scenery. In the center of the Immense garden Is a bne-e water tank, in which will he Hven water snorts—canoeing, swim ming. water baseball, log rolling, etc. The Car Men Want Agreement. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., April 24.— The street car men have presented an agreement today for signature to the oomoanv. calling for a flat $3 a day scale and eight hours, and all overtime to be paid at the rate of time and a half. Missouri Ouster Suits. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. April 24,— The suit instituted by Attorney Gen eral Hadley to dissolve the alleged merger of the Gfvuld railroads and other interests in Missouri came up for hearing today before the supreme court sitting en banc. MASONS LAY CORNERSTONE ho, in to al. to by Special to Evening Teller. WICHITA. Kanj, April corner stone for an addition to be j h built to the Masonic Temple In this : city was laid today with solemn and Impressive ceremony. E. W. Welling ton, most worshipful grand master of the grand lodge of Kansas, conducted the ceremony and was assisted by a number of visiting Masons of high de IM The principal address of the day was delivered by Judge Henry C. Bluss of this city. The new addition Is to cost $140.000 and with other Improve ments will make the present temple on« of the finest edifices of tts kind in this section of the country. TWO SECRET POLITICAL MEETINGS ARE TALKED OF Rumored That an Effort Will Be Made This Evening to Decide Upon Mayoralty Ticket and Select Councilmen GRAFT SLOWLY BEING PROVEN Harrisburg Capital Steal May Result lu Some Arrests HARRISBURG, Pa., April 24.—As a j result of the investigation of the leg- 1 islative commission into the expend!- j lure of $9.000,000 for furnishings and ' decorations for the new state capitol, ' it is protfible criminal proceedings j will be instituted by the state aganst | certain persons who have prominently figured In the construction of thj building. A number of persons are yet to oe examined, including Former Governo Pennypacker. Whether civil suits can be brought or not is yet to be deter mined. BORDEN WIDOW GETS FORTUNE JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind., April 24. j —Judge Montgomery has declared the : will of Professor W. W. Borden, de ! ceased. Invalid. The widow will be i come sole beneficiary of the estate which is valued at $1,000,000. Borden j bequestjd his fortune to the people i ; I nd 1rs* mausoleum. RUICK ALSO SEES THE PRESIDENT Bor h Returns This Evening to Help Prosecute Dynamiters ! j j i i I j j j I WASHINGTON, April 24.—United States District Attorney Ruick of Ida ho, here in connection with timber fraud Indictments and other matters in his state, had a talk with the presi dent but today declined to make a statement. Senator Borah of Idaho had a talk with the president today. He expects to start for Idaho tonight to assist 'n the prosecution of Moyer, Haywood et al. W. M. Yost appeared n the district court today in answer to a citlation to show cause why he should not be punished for contempt of court. The action Is based upon an affidavit by J. L. Wagner, a Juror In the regu lar panel for this term of court, from whom Yost had tried to ascertain his opinion of the Moyer-Haywood-Pettl bone case. The matter was taken under advise ment of Company Reincorporates. The Lewiston Blank Book company j h as been reincorporated and will en : large the scope of Its business and en gage In all kinds of Job printing. W. Davis of Portland, one of the members of the new company. Is In the city to assist G. W. Griffith, the local man ager, in Installing the new plant, which <s being received this week. Part of the machinery and fixture* has already arrived and the remainder Is en route. ! ! A reservoir dam belonging to John Passey and John Bunn near Parla, Bear Lake county, gave way and flood ed the country to Lanark, doing con siderable damage. j 1 j ' ' j | The local political situation is tak ing an interesting turn in the develop ment of new candidates for places on the city council and mayorality hon ors. It lias been persistently rumored this afternoon that two secret meetings will be held tonight at which time a slate will be named for all of the elec tive offices and an organization per pected for the purpose of carrying the fight through the city primaries and city election. The names oif the candidates to come before the meetings tonight are not known, hut it is understood At torney P. E. Stookey and J. M. Molloy will be discussed for the mayoralty seat. Many Names Mentioned. It Is also stated that J. H. Jones, Harry Fries. R. R T,owe and M. E. Cadwell are mentioned for the council, hut until an organ'zation Is perfected the strength of the several candidates ! will not he known. Dther names for both the offices of j mayor and councilmen have been men tioned and are being freely discussed j In business circles. i Mayor' Heitfeld and C. E. Monetleh are being urged to enter the race for i mayor and it is quite probable that at I least three names will be placed ilk j nomination by petition before Satur j day evening. Prominent among other names men j tioned for pos'tlons on the council are I Fred Oliver, Dr. F. Salsberg, John. ; Fteele and Victor Dresser. Talk of Renominationz. There is also a pronounced exprea ; sion favorable to the retention of the member« of the council who have served the city for the past two years. In the first ward Dr. C. C. Phillips has a very strong following Rnd his strength extends to all parts of the city. C. F. Osmers. in the Second ward, has been prom'nent In the delibera tions of the council and has made many friends for his conservatory bus iness methods In handling the city's bus'ness Mr. Osmers is being urged by friends In all parts of the city to allow his name to go before the peo I pie for re-election. j W. A. Morey, in the Third ward. Is ! being urged by a large number of rest dents of the First and Fécond wards to make the race for a third term. Mr. Morey has been ever alert to the city*« interests and would receive strong sup port in all wards. CLEVELAND LIKES AN OLD SCHEME WASHINGTON, April 24.—The Thomas Jefferson Memorial associa tion of St. Louis has made public a letter from former President Cleve land. "unreservedly approving*' tbs plan for a reunion of the descendent« of the signers of the Declaration of Independence at Jamestown, on July 2. TAFT HAS NOT A WORD TO SAY WASHINGTON. April 24.—In an ! swer to a specific question as to ! whether he Intended to make an an nouncement In the near future regard ing hia political purposes, Secretary Taft today said he certainly would make no such sjatement before his Ohio trip, which begins Friday. He may not have anything to say after the trip. Weavers Want More Pay. BELLINGHAM, Wash.. April 24.— The International Shingle Weavers* District union held a meeting last night and declden to demand a 12% per cent wags Increase. Ninety mills and 2,000 men ire affected. The weav ers lost a long and costly strike Uu* year for full recognition and a closed shop.