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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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LOOKS BETTER
THAN REPORTED
: jjj^qL^VENT
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CALIFORNIA BANK
SHOWS TO BE NOT A HOPE
LESS CAE—WALKER
GIVE HIS FORTUNE
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10.
WILL
f
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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,
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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.
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NEW STATE ELECT
HER SENATORS
OWEN AND GORE, BOTH DEMO
CRATS, CHOSEN BY LEGISLA
TURE TODAY—OWEN INDIAN,
GORE A BLIND MAN
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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
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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.
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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
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] 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.
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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.
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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.

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