Newspaper Page Text
ewiston Evening Teller
THIRTY-FIRST YEAR—NO. 268. LEWISTON, IDAHO, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10. 1907. NO UNION MAN NEED APPLY GOLDFIELD MINE OWNERS' AS SOCIATION REDUCES WAGES AND RESOLVES THAT NO UNION MEN NEED APPLY Will Attempt to Resume Operations, Giving Preference to Ola Men, but Will Import Miners if Neces sary. GOLDFIELD, Dec. 10.— The Gold field Mine Owners' association issued an ultimatum to the miners in Gold field yesterday in the shape of a set of resolutions adopted at the meeting which had been in progress all day. These resolutions embody the follow ing new scale of wages, which shows a reduction of about 20 per cent: Miners, .'$4; machine men, $4: chuck tenders, $3.75; muckers,! •$3 75; carmen, $3.75; top carmen,! ■$3.75; pumpmen, $4; timber men, "$4.50; carpenters, $5; machinists, •$5; electricians, $5; blacksmiths,! <5 .50; tool sharpeners, $5; black smith helpers, $4; surface laborers •$3.50; amalgamators, $4.50; van nennen, $4; laborers, $3.50. The resolutions set forth that m - . member of the Mine Owners' associa tion employ in or around his min. or mill any member of Goldfield L.t cal TTnio-i No. 220, or of the West ern Federation of Miners, or of anv union connected with (he Federation. That all men hereafter empioyeu by the association must *ign a writ ten cont.uct declaring no affiliation with the Goldfield union or any other unton connected with the Fed eration. The association set Thursday, De cember 12, 1907, for the date <.f re sumption, with men who agree to the conditions, and that ail old employes be given preference. The cost of living is to be reduced at least 20 per cent. The associa tion declares that unless the nvr chants of Goldfield reduce (hoir prices to the extent of 20 per e«f.it they will institute stores and hot:*! lng houses which will make the nec essary reductions, and even greater, The operators' association also a a nounced that if there were not a sufficient number of men willirg lo go to work upon the term-- of the resolutions before December 12, it will employ men from such sou. fix. as C may be able to secure them. The executive committee of the: Goldfield Miners union has b?ru In fcfcfcfion nearly all day, but no st»te-| ment biii been issued in answer to the one sent out by the min? own-1 er», the contents of which had HÇcn ar *ticipated by ÎÎ15 miners^ H is the belief of gnembers of the union, expressed today on issu ance of the miners' Slalè'inents, that no attempt will he teiàde by the own ers to dô morte Ihîin clear the mines of water that has accumulated in thera dèriàg the past week. Whether an attempt will be made to prevent this much being done is. „ . something that cannot be forecasted, but the men say positively that no violence will be resorted to and no1 disturbance made on Thursday morn-, ing when the mines are to be re opened. . , Whether the union will undertake to renew negotiations with the Mlne Owners' association. In an attempt to 1 ring about some sort of a com ' proirlse before Thursday, Is some thing that has not yet been decided by the executive committee of the union. The troops are patrolling the ground around the Consolidated and other prominent mines of the camp, as also are a large number of depu ty constables sworn In by Constable Claude Inman. It was learned last night that an attempt will be made today to start work on the Mohawk Combination lease. No underground work will be attempted, but Manager Slebert states that he will work the dumps, and that he has men enough to han dle the work. He has made no re quest for deputies or troops to guard property or protect the workmen. St. John Leaves Camp in Style I SALT LAKE, Dec. 10.—Vincent St. John, formerly president of the Tellurlde, Colorado, Miners' union, j and whose activity in the labor I troubles at Goldfield, Nev., culmi nated in a shooting affair and a seri ; °us wound, passed through here to day on the Los Angeles limited. He occupied a stateroom, and told some of his fellow passengers that he was going to Chicago. St. John is now an organizer for the Industrial ' Workers of the World, and Chicago îs the headquarters of the organiza-l tion. j i j | ! ING OF MINES UNTIL THURS NO ATTEMPT TO WORK MINES MINE OWNERS POSTPONE OPEN-1 DAY—THE MINERS LAUGH AT THEIR PRESUMPTION GOLDFIELD, Dec. 10.—Contrary to expectations, the attempt to start the work on the Mohawk Combina tion lease today was abandoned and i the men notified they would not be , needed until Thu v sday. j Rumors that the Western Ped erat,on men were arm,nK an(1 wou1d attack the * uards at the proved fa,se ' Suppressed excitement Mohawk prevails everywhere. The mine owners assert they are fully prepared to open the mines Thursday, while the officers of the Miners' union scoff at the idea and refuse to divulge their plans. Governor Sparks arrived today and denied that any^ffort was being , remain until the possibility of trou ; hie disappears. made to induce him to ask the recall of the troops. He stated they would Want Tariff Removed j WICHITA, Kan., Dec. 10. implement and Hardware Dealers;, 1 association of Southwest Kansas and ! Oklahoma is in annual session here; j with a good attendance, Much dissatisfaction is expressed j by the dealers over the high prices asked by the manufacturers and j wholesalers, and it is probable the meeting will frame a petition to farm machinery, etc., be placed on The! congress asking that all materials used in the manufacture of wagons, | the free list > j ; LOOKS BETTER THAN REPORTED : jjj^qL^VENT - CALIFORNIA BANK SHOWS TO BE NOT A HOPE LESS CAE—WALKER GIVE HIS FORTUNE SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10. WILL f 1 a ~ __„»essary Iofop meeting of tne depositors oi ; lc & ■ ia * Safe De I company 0 today the senti-. ^ majority was that the ^ Qf t J bank was not so j i bad as iep01 e ' *>,„ a t ! Attorneys today examining the at-| falj . g of the bank W ith a view of a s certalning any criminal mismanage-; ment or misappropriation of funds tbat wou ]d warrant criminal pro-j ; eeedings stated that President Wal ^ was willing to give his and his wife>g fortunes to help the bank, ] -- . WILL FIGHT FOR CHAMPIONSHIP SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10.— Owen Moran of England and Abe Attel of this city will fight 25 rounds for the world's featherweight championship at San Francisco New Year's day. James Jeffries will be referee. STOCK YARDS BANK REOPENS SECOND OF SMALL BANKS CAR RIED DOWN BY FAILURE OF NATIONAL BANK OF COM MERCE RESUMES BUSINESS KANSAS CITY, Dec. 10.—The Stockyards Bank of Commerce re sumed business today. This is the second small bank affiliated with the National Bank of Commerce to re open. The directors and stockholders continue to work on plans for re opening the National Bank of Com merce. Nine directors went to Chi cago today to confer with Chicago bankers, and may proceed to Wash ington to confer with Controller Ridgley. It is said they carry as surances that guarantee the raising of $1,000.000 additional capital. | NEW STATE ELECT HER SENATORS OWEN AND GORE, BOTH DEMO CRATS, CHOSEN BY LEGISLA TURE TODAY—OWEN INDIAN, GORE A BLIND MAN __ GUTHRIE, Okla., Dec. 10.—Rob ert Latham 0wen of Muskogee and TholTJl 3 p r i 0r Gore of Lawton, both democrats, were elected to the Unit , ed States senate today by the Okla v oma legislature. Gore has the dou-, hie distinction of being the i , blind member of the senate and the! youngest man. 'Owen's mother was the daughter of Chisholm, the late hereditary war chief of the Cherokee nation. OFFICE HOLDERS MUST DESIST FULL TEXT OF ROOSEVELT LET TER REGARDING OFFICIALS BOOSTING FOR THIRD TERM; MADE PUBLIC TODAY I I WASHINGON, Dec. 10.—After the cabinet session today, the following ; letter was made public! •«*►*' j "I have been informed that the'the court officers of your department are preparing to attend the national convention as delegates that favor] the nomination of myself for presl*jNo. |dent and are preparing to secure my indorsement by state conventions. 'T wish you to Inform such officers jas you may find advisable and nec-j to inform in order to carry out the s P* rit °* these instructions ««««*« regarded official propriety, to be dealt with .. . | accordingly. "THEODORE ROOSEVELT." j It Is understood the cabinet offl cers took action. The letter was ad 1 dressed to the cabinet November 15. j -- that such advocacy of my renomlna tion or their acceptance of election as delegates for that purpose will he serlous violation of Jacob Schaeffer left this after noon for a business visit to the Cul I desac section. TAFT ENROUEE TO NEW YORK PLYMOUTH, Dec. 10.—The Pres ident Grant, with the Taft party on board, sailed early today for New York. BANK WILL PAY EVERY DOLLAR TITLE GUARANTEE AND TRUST CO HAS ASSETS FAR IN EX CESS OF LIABILITIES IS RE PORT OF RECEIVER HILL PORTLAND, Dec. 10.—Allowing for a shrinkage of $660,503 in as sets, the Title Guarantee and Trust company should still he able to pay dollar for dollar, according to the report of Receiver Hill. The assets are $3,061,493, llabill ties $2,400,990. The principal as sets are in realty, The savings accounts have been underwritten by W. M. Ladd, and aside from this guarantee the re sources appear on the surface capa hie of taking care of all accounts. HAWLEY OPENS CASE FOR STATE DWELLS ON CONSPIRACY LAW IN IDAHO—GIVES HISTORY OF FEDERATION AND ORCHARD'S ARREST AND CONFESSION BOISE, Ida., Dec. 10.—Hawley j outlined the case for the prosecu tion of Pettibone today, reciting the facts of the killing of Steunenberg. He dwelt at length on the Idaho law which provides that the accessory is ; equally guilty with the one actually committing the crime. The law on conspiracy was explained to the jury. first*'Senator Borah was present. Hawley gave a brief history of the j Western Federation, the arrest or Orchard, his confession, and said Orchard would take the witness ! stand and tell all his crimes. BRING BODIES OUT RAPIDLY 'RESCUE WORK AT MONONGAH MORE RAPID TODAY AND EX PECTED ALL WILL BE RECOV ERD BY NIGHTFALL I MONONGAH, Dec. 10.—The work I of rescue is progressing rapidly and j R is expected that most of the bodies ; will be out by night. j One hundred and twelve were at the'the surface at 10 o'clock, and 25 more were rêady to be brought out D f Mine No. 6. '% gr- ' Four were awdting removal at 8, and it was expected the total; would reach 140 by noôn. I ____ ■ ] Election Day in Boston BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 10.'—Un j usual interest in the contest brought out a heavy vote in the municipal heavy vote In the municipal [ election in Boston today, according ] to early reports fiom the several | wards, A mayor, couneilmen, mera bers of the school committee and several minor officials will be elect ed. Mayor John F. Fitzgerald, who was nominated by the démocrate for a second term, is opposed by Post master George A. Hibbard, the re publican nominee, and John A. Coulthurst, the candidate of the In dependent league. The alleged ex travagance of Mayor Fitzgerald's ad ministration has been the chief is sue of the campaign. DRY SUNDAY FOR CHICAGO CHICAGO, Dec. 10.—State's At torney Healy announced today he would enforce the laws and close ev ery saloon in Chicago Sunday. COWBOYS' DUEL ENDS FATALLY The Woman in the Case Escapes From Five Shots DRADWOOD, Dec. 10.—Bernard Prentice, a cowboy, is dead and Dick Moran, a cook, probably will die as the result of a duel today over a woman. A dozen shots were ex changed, five of which were fired at the woman. SPOKANE LUMBER MILL FIRE Loss of $25,000 Fully Covered by Insurance SPOKANE, Dec. 10.—The main building and a portion of the office of the Holland-Herr Lumber mills of this city were destroyed by fire early today. The loss is $25,000, practically covered by insurance. COURT MARTIAL OF STOESSEL ACCUSED OF HAVING SURREN DERED PORT ARTHUR BEFORE ALL RESOURCES WERE E HAUSTED—TRIAL FOR LIFE ALL RESOURCES WERE EX 3T. PETERSBURG, Dec. 10.—The final stage of the courtmartlal of Lieutenant General Stoessel will be gin in this city today. There have been prutraoted delays in taking the testimony in the case in the far East, but now tl»is material is in order and the proceedings will go ahead rapid ly. General Stoessel is accused of hav ing surrendered the fortress at Port Arthur before he had exhausted all the, iesources of defense. The pun ishment for this, under the Russian code, is death. He is to be tried also on the charge of lacking initiative and with having exceeded his pow ers. General Fook and General Reiss are codefendants with him. The first is accused of having conspired the surrender of the fortress and the sec find with having executed the order of surrender. General Smirnoff, General Stoessel's most bitter ene my, is to be tried on a minor count, The court will be composed of nine members. It will Include Generals Kuropatkin, Bilderling. Myloff ana oters. General Garsky will be judge General Stoessel, who has suffered two paralytic strokes since the fall or the fortress, is in a pitiable state , .. , of excitement over the final hearing of the case. ** *v* fc ' II ? ' advocate. General Stoessel will be defendéd by Deputy Syrtlanoff and Col. Veliamoff. The trial is exciting the most intense interest in , army circles. * " 1 A jury in Justice of the Peace Erb'a court yesterday evening ren GOUCHERIS NOT GUILTY derel a verdict of not guilty In the case of the state of Idaho vs. Robert Gaucher, charged with violating the Sunday rest law by keeping a saloon open at Spalding. The prosecution was conducted by County Attorney Needham, while At torney J. L. Harn appeared for the defense. The jury was composed of the following well-known Lewiston citizens: George H. Storer, Harvey Gant, E .L. Russell, Walter Nlnne man, C. J. Donaldson and J. O. Max on. - : - Fred D. Apple EDITORS LUNCH WITH BRYAN 10 . LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. ; Dubois of Idaho, Mayor man of Omaha and Editor Hoyt or Milwaukee had luncheon with Bryan ' today. It is denied that the meeting ■ had any political significance. FAIR OFFICIALS RFPORTWANTED COMMERCIAL CLUB HAS A BUSY SESSION—FAIR ASSOCIATION REQUESTED TO MAKE REPORT OF CONDITION Water Committee to Make Early Re pot t—Committee Appointed to In vestigate Jail Accommodations— Thanks Senator Heyburn President John O. Bender of the Lewiston Commercial club last night asked that the I.ewiston-Clarkston Fair association make a report of its standing to the club at the earliest possible date. Mr. Bender explained that while the fair association was an organiza tion entirely outside of the Com mercial club, still it was an organi zation of the people and for the pro motion of the resources of the Lew-* iston-Clarkston country, and that àll of the members of the Commercial duo were deeply interested in the fair association and its workings. He stated the time for work for the next year's fair was near at hand, and in order for the club to» intelligently labor in the interests of the association it would he neces saiy ^ or a complete statement of its to be available to the cîu!» affairs members and the citizens at Targa who are asked each year to con tribute to the support of the fair as sociation. President Bender also asked for a report of the water commission as ea rly as the first Monday in Janu ary nn( l n report of the secretary anf l treasurer of the Commercial ( ' u ' ) by December 2 > S. The matter of investigating the county jail as to the accommodation» for prisoners was also brought be fore the club by President Bender, and upon motion he was authorized to appoint a committee of five to make simh investigations. The three members of the committee named last night are Rev. Patch, G. A Swanson .and T. O. Hanlon, Mr. Bender stated complaints have bee i made to him that the jail quar ters are much tor small fbr the ac commodation of the number of pris oners often confined, and that no provisions are made for separating thp petty offPnder8i who are vounK crlmp , from thfl hardened crlmI . nnl , .. nals helli 0T * the most serlou« charges The matter of a government build ing for Lewiston was discussed at length, and the secretary instructed to prepare a letter thanking United States Senator W. B. HeyBurn flw his efTorts In behalf of Gie Lewiston building. Tn connection with this discussion the president was authorized to ap point a statistics commitee for tha purpose of collecting complete datn relative to the business transacted by the several government offices main tained In the city and to furnish th« y daklo congressional delegation with other data relative to the needs of the Lewiston country, a committee composed of City At torney E. A. Cox, George E. Erb, IX j. McClIvery, F. A. Parkyn and J. Iff. Kincaid was appointed to take - up the matter of a new license errdf nance for the city of Lewiston which will eliminate the collection of H censes from the ordinary bustneoi houses. ' j The question was discussed n€ ; length, and the present ordinance?, under which the business house li cense Is collected, was condemned as an unjust taxation. ^ The condemnation of the CTear wate river as a navigable stream was again before the meeting, an® the secretary was instructed to respond with the commercial hodfe# of the Clearwater section tn a s c ev tain the position of the people tn ; that section to such action. George M. Peasley left on th« morning train for OakedaTe, when» he is operating a branch of 1 Clarkston nursery.