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Intense Excitement But No Demonstrations in Big Nevada
Camp; Nine Companies Leave California Posts on Orders
From War Department, One Detachment Carrying Machine
Guns; Rations to Last a Month.
County Officers Protest Against Sending of Troops to Governor
and Sheriff Quits in Disgust; Protest Says There Has Been
No Occasion for Troops; Understood That Permanent Mil
itary Post Will Be Established at the Camp.
SAN FRANCISCO, December 6. Five companies of the twenty-second
infantry stationed in this city and four companies of tho samo regi
ment at Monterey were despatched to Goldfield today by Brigadior Gen
eral Funston, commanding tho department of California, in compliance
with orders received from tho war department, tonight. About 150 men,
and fourteen officers under tho command of Colonel Alfrod Reynolds, loft
Oakland nolo on a special train of four Pullmans and two baggage cars,
shortly beforo noon. Tho Monterey contingent consisting of 100 men un
der Captain Curtis, left that city this morning. Tho San Francisco troops
were delayed two hours near Davisvillo by tho wreck of a freight train.
Goldfield will bo reached by tho troops early tomorrow. Owing to a
storm in tho Sierras communication with Gcldficld is restricted. No overt
acts havo yet been reported and while thero is considerable excitement
over the coming of tho troops, good order prevails.
Tho Monterey detachment carrie3 two Vickcr-Masim machine guns.
Rations wero taken to last thirty days and tho troops aro -well supplied
with shelter tents. Each soldier Is provided with 290 rounds cf ammuni
tion. When asked how long tho troop3 would probably remain in tho
mining camp, Colonel Reynolds said ho had no idea, but was making
preparations for at least two months.
WASHINGTON, December G. Govcrncr Sparks appeal to tho presi
dent dated at Carson City, yesterday is as follows:
' At Goldfield there now exist demonstrations of violence, unlawful
conditions and conspiracies which do now obstruct and hinder the execu
tion of tho laws cf Nevada and do now deprivo of tho rights, privileges
and protection named in tho constitution of tho United States, particu
larly as follows:
"Unlawful dynamiting of property, tho commission of felonies,
threats against livo3 and property cf law abiding citizens, unlawful pos
session of arni3 and ammunition and tho confiscation of dynamite with
threats of unlawful us of tho same by preconcerted action." Lawfully
coasfiHtcd authorities of tho state arc unable to apprehend and punish
tho perpetrators of said crimes and to prevent commission of threatened
crimes and unless relief 33 requcstad is granted the state, the lives and
property of a largo number of people will be irreparably affected or dam
aged. 'Therefore, pursuant to tho constitution of the United States, I here
by respectfully request your excellency tho president, to immediately send
to Goldfield, two companies of troops cf tho army of the United States to
suppress unlawful disorder and violsnce, to protect lifo and property,
to rcstoro peaco and to insure the protection of the law to tho people of
tea state."
Tho president's reply was as fol'.ows:
"To tho Acting Secretary of War: Referring to the accompanying
formal request of Governor Sparks of Nevada for federal troops to restore
order at Goldfield, please direct General Funston to send a sufficient num
ber of troops to bo wholly adequate to meet any emergency. It is far
better to avoid conflict by sending too many troops than by sending too
few to run tho risk of inviting bloodshed.
In a dispatch to tho adjutant genaral here, Funston says:
"I have just conferred with pronincnt mining operators of Goldfield
how here, and a man thoroughly familiar with all conditions there. Ho
stated that tho We3tern Federation la Goldfield numbered 3,200, of which
abor.t 1,000 hav.o rifles or shotguns. Not mere than 300 of these might be
considered dangerous, and he doubts if they would resist regular troops.
Their leaders aro some of the men who mado so much trouble in Idaho
and Colorado. Tho danger is that boTore troops can arrive they will blow
up mines and kill people. Tho sheriff is a member of tho federation and
in sympathy with tbem. Tho schedule time of tho train is tweuty-six
hour3 and the special could" make it in eighteen hours. I feel I should in
form tho department that I had act:d within three hours after tho re
ceipt by mo of tho message. The first information camo from Washing
ton correspondents."
Acting Secretary of War Oliver today mado public all correspondence
to that tho facts impelling tho ordering of troops might be known. In ad
dition to Funston's first dispatch announcing that ho intended to send
two companies to Goldfield, camo the later correspondence showing that
apon insido information as to tho sitjation in tho mining camp it had be
ccmo apparent that a much larger force would only invited attack or re
sistance by tho riotous element, when an overwhelming force would in
cure peace by making it apparent to tho lawless element that resistance
would bo hopeless.
--DI-'IELD, Nov., December 0.
is intenso but suprcsscd excite
in Goldfield today over tho ox-
I arrival of troops in camp tort-
morning. It is tho only sub
f conversation. Miners union hall
ccn filled all day nnd crowds fill
lewnlks and streets 'in front,
has been no demonstration to
of, although thero havo boon
s by hot-bends as to what they
" after trops actually como.
ors havo thought that tho reports
jps wero nil n -bluff intended to
date them, and thoy have only
o a realization of tho real sit
' within the past few hours. They
l:sconcertctl and non-plusscd as
swept along too fast for them.
crtninly wero unprepared for tho
jf affairs. President MoKinnon
miners union, a brothor in-law
liam D. Haywood, is in chargo of
ners campaign. Vincont St. John
en in tho hospital several weeks
result of n gunshot wound re
in u duel betweon himself and
" labor leader, but is ready for
'iff Jngalls and his force are ills-
"'d at the coming of troops, and
fternoon tho sheriff disappeared
a precautions that his whereabouts
known. It is conjectured that
'ion has an important bearing on
-cs?nt situation. Bpforo Iiq ,lcfr,
"irrifl" said ho knew of no, trouble
ulfielel tluit n call for troops
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should bo made over his head. The
sheriff and his forces havo always been
charged by tho mino owners as being
more than friendly to the miners. Ho
is one of the owners of tho largest
saloon and gambling houses which is
patronized by miners. Last spring dur
ing tho strike hundreds of striking min
crs wero sworn in as deputies and arm
ed. It was because of their mistrust
of the sheriff that tho mino operators
appealed to tho governor direct.
Officials Protest.
Undcr-Slicriff Bert Knight and nearly
all the county ofliccrs signed a protest,
against tho troops and sent it to the
It is understood that tho coming of
troops means n permanent garrison nt
Goldfield. It is dcclarcil that tho plan
has been under considorntion for n
number of months, and that a number
of appeals have been mado by mino
owners throughout the' state for such
action by tho war department. jBut lit
tle of tho details could bo gathered,
but it is understood that tho post will
be a branch of tho Presidio and that it
will bo n regularly established military
post. '
Tho statement is mado that tho post
would be established in it fow months
and that troops aro being hurried to
Goldfield ahead of timo to prevent it
possiblo outbreak of violence in an nt
tompt on tho part of tho owners to
open the mines.
Badly Beaten Up.
GOLDFIELD, December G. Herbert
Belford, son of Judgo Belford of Dqii-'
KSIi appeared today nt tho office of tho
Illegal department of tho Goldfield Con
solidated Mines company with his face
so badly disfigured that ho was hard"
ly recognized, as tho result of treat
ment received Saturday. His face was
bruised, his noso broken, uppor tcoth
knocked out and several ribs broken.
Belford claims ho was recognized in a
saloon and called to tho sidewalk whoro
ho was taken in custody by a man wear
ing a star and representing himself to
be a deputy shoritt. He was led
through a lonely district, supposedly
on his way to jail, when ho was sot
upon by thugs and loft for dead. He
was found two or threo hours after
wards unconscious and taken to a hos
pital. Belford had been accused ot
having scabbed. Ho was also accused
of being too friendly with dotectives in
Goldfield and ho was taken to tho min-.
era union hall to clear his record, but
found no one to identify him. Ho was
then permitted to go with a warning,
but was later assaulted. Belford says
11 friend, ono Greenly, who had been
threatened was nowhere to be found
and his trunk nnd effects arc in his
room just as ho left them. Belford fears
that ho has been killed or deported-
Dynnmitors aro said to have- matle.nn
effort- yesterday to wrcclc -the' electric
power line which furnishes light and"
power to Goldfield. Patrolmen today
discovered 100 sticks of giant powders
scattered around a tree nnd poles near
tho place where the line crosses tho rail
road track two miles from tho city.
Holes had been bored in two poles and
tho caps had exploded, but tho powder
being frozen it failed to ignite.
Tho Protest to Sparks.
GOLDFIELD, December G; Follow
ing is the protest to Governor Sparks
today signed by various county officials
and members of tho legislature:
"Wo protest against tho sending of
soldiers to Goldfield. There is no dis
turbance now nor has there been nny.
signed: Benjamin Rosenthal, county
commissioner, Thomas II. Tigh, nsscm
blynian, Joseph Hamilton, assemblymnn,
A. II. Swallow, district attorney, j.
Solomon, justice of the pence, Bart
Knight, acting sheriff, George Bridgan,
county auditor and recorder Gcorgo D.
Eyne, state senator, Henry Shcnker,
commissioner. ' '
Sparks Meets Troops.
.CARSON. Nov.. December 0.-
ernof Sparks departed this afternoon
for"Rcno in a blinding rainstorm by
automobile in order to meet Colonol
Reynolds with the troops bound for
Goldfield. The govornor received it dis
patch from Funston requesting that
Somo representative accompany the
troops to Goldfield and the governor
has tnken tho matter in hands, ho pro
ceeding to Goldfield himsolf. Later he
will send ono or more parties from his
personal staff. United Stntcs Deputy
Marshal Mack returned this evening
from Goldfield. Ho states that every
thing is quiet ns far as demonstrations
were concerned and reports a numucr
of criminal cases such as robberies, bnt
no public demonstrations
BALTIMORE, Mel., December C
The body of Clnrn Blooelgooel, tho ac
tress who,committed suicido by shooting
nt tho Hotel Stafford last night, was
taken to New York today by her hus
band, "William Laimbier of New York.
Laimbicr, through John Emerson, tho
stago manager of tho company, stated
thiitja noto loft for him- by his wife
gavo ,no clue as to tho motii'o for tho
act, anil merely referred' to some busi
ness matters. Laimb'icfr could not, ho
declared, assign any reason for tho deed.
Emerson could only ascribo it to fears
of it possiblo physical breakdown, n
large number of ono night stands hav
ing affected her nerves. It was learned
toejay that Mrs. Blooelgooel bought two
revolvers liere, but only ono was found,
so far as known, aftor her death.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., December G.
Tho eajj for statements by tho bank ex
aminer of all stnto panK8 in Wyoming
shows thnt all available cash balances'
tire in excess of tho required 30 nor
cent. Cash payments havo .been re
sinned practically in parts of tho state,
Believed That Federal Prose
cutors and Grand Jury jjad a
Mix-up Yesterday,
m n i k j j x j 1
No Report Made Yesterday, but
Jurors Fxnp.fit to Hnndudfi!"'111 " this morning.
Tonight Beef , jrust May
rjave Been Lost in Shuffle.
Bomothing must have happened in
the federal grand jtry room yesterday
morning that wns not orithe schedule,
as arranged by the federal graft prob
ers. Just what it was could not bo
learned, but an inkling was given to
tho public by Judge Nave, when the
jurors appeared in tho court room im
mediately following tho noon recess.
Whether the jury came before tho court
at the instigation of the federal of
ficials, or whether they requested it
themselves, could not be learned, but
from the instructions given by tho
court, it seemed evident that there had
been a conflict betweon the government
counsel and the jurors.
Judge Nave informed the grand jury
that by order of tho attorney general
of the United Stntes, Peyton Gordon,
representing that official, was to havo
admission to tho grand jury room, that
power having been granted by an act
of congress in 1900. Tho court also in
structed tho grand jury that it was not
to consider public policy in the enscs
brought beforo it; that they were not
to refuse to return indictments because
thoy thought them illegal, but" to ac
cept the law as laid down to them by
the government prosecutors. Tho grand
Jury retired to their quarters when tho
court concluded and although they were
in session during tho entire day, no in
dictments were roturncel when they ad
journed for tho day.
Among tho witnesses examined yes
terday was F. C. Dczcndorf, chief of
sfiocinl agents of the; interior depart
ment. f.or Arizona nnd New Mexico and
it is presumed Hint bo placed before the
jury tho evidence ho hns collected since
ho began his investigation of the case.
A nmber of locnl witnesses also appear-
c(1 beforc tho Q . aiiring tho
tt. u-n lonrnnil lnf. nvmiine that tho
federal jurors expected to conclude
I their deliberations and adjourn today,
Ibut owing'to the non-arrival last evon-
ing of an important witness, it is prob-
nolo tnat tnc grand jury win do in
session until at least Monday evening.
'Tho expected witness is Captain Fred
Mueller, register of, tho lnnd office at
Santa IV, who will arrive here ithis
After Meat Company.
That indictments were sought dur
ing tho present sitting' of tho jury
against tho Globe Wholesale Meat com
pany for violating the Shermnn anti
trust law is no longer u secret, but
it is not believed that United States
Attorney Alexander 'experienced much
success along these linds. A lnrgo num
ber of witnesses wero examined, but it
is doubtful if tho meat company was
proven to! bo in any sense a trust.
An unsuccessful attomnt was mado by
tho UnitedfJiuTCs attorney to sccuro
,possc88iol?oTlho books of tho company
ThursAy, but tho story just leaked out
yesterday. S. P. Sullonbcrgor, who is
thosccrotary of tho company, is now
nbyont from, tho city and according to
tno story, the. United .States attorney
ifrin4nl tn ann flin jinmruiiiv'a Mnnlre
y.TUItu V" nw w.w .. l'v ww"uJ
tvliinli nro in tlio '"First Nntlnnnl bunk.
yAn officer wasvson to tho bank&ith an
order to Recoiver Norvell tolffiTolivcr
.forthwith to him the desircelfflbooks,
.Mr.kNorvell , it' is saiel, sent" backword
-t ' ' m -e 'Jan.
St. L-itiiS Post-Dispaccr..
'to the United States attorney that he
could deliver no books to him, that they
wore probably in Mr. Sullenbcrg's safe
deposit box, which lie did not feel eata
ble of burglarizing, or something to that
effect. Consequently the books did hot
appear before the grand jury.
it is understood also that n sup
posed milk trust and a coal trust have
come up for investigation, but so far
as known, nothing has .been done about
tho price of groceries.
Changes Pica to Guilty.
Peter Swenson, who on Thursday
pleaded not guilty to indictments for
having in his possession a still apd man
ufacturing liquor without securing a
government license, changed his plea to
guilty of tho latter indictment yester
day and sentence will bo pronounced
this morning.
Jn the United States court yester
day William Green nnd Bertha Reed,
indicted for violating the Edmunds act
pleaded not guilty. Tom Smith, in
dicted for a similar offense, also plead
1 c no1 Riui'y while ins alleged paramour,
Edna Kri, nkcd for further time. si.c
ed not guilty while his alleged paramour,
Bonds to Amount of $25,000,-
000 To B.e Allotted; Banks
Get Most of Issue,
WASHINGTON, December C Tho
secretary of tho treasury has accepted
bids for Panama canal bonds to tho
amount of $25,00000. The avcrago
price of all bids received is 103. Un
der the terms of the law ami tho sec
r tary's acceptance of these bids, the
allotments of bonds of individuals and
institutions will be confined to small
subscriptions from $10,000 down to $50.
The amount of bids from individual!,
and institutions which have been possi
bio to accept will as heretofore, not be
large. Tho remainder of the accept
ance will bo bids of national banks.
Thoy come from every section of the
country and nre meistly in ' small
amounts. The offering of Panama
bonds was largely over subscribed, but
the improvement in business conditions
following tho announcement of tho re
cent monsures of relief by the treasury
department is regarded by the secretary
ns warranting him in limiting the is
sue to half tho amount offored. The al
lotments of 3 per cent certificates will
not exceed $15,000,000 nnd theso have
been confined to national banks through
out the country which nro in position
to take out at once, additional circu
lation, this being a measure designed
to afford immcdmto relief innsmuch as
considerable time would necessarily
elapse beforo tho canal bonds could
bo put on the market.
NEW YORK, . December 0. Mrs.
Kathcrino Clemmoiis Gould, wifo of
Howard Gould, is being sued by two
Fifth nvenuo milliners nnd modistes
for payment of bills' which she claims
should bo sottled by her husband."
Despite tho fact that 'Mrs.fGould re
cently piled hor husband for "aTsopara
tion, sho had made answer in the suits
through her nttorney, Clarence Shenrn,
that the lints, furs, and cloaks sho
purchased were necessaries of life anil
thnt Howard Gould, and not she,
responsible for' paymont
The two suits wero brought by Mai-
colm N. Butler, to recover $2,980 for tho jury selected, bix days wero con
goods sold to Mrs. Gould by tho Lich-' snmed in "empanelling the jury and
enstcin Millinery company nnd by Bur-' eighty talesmen wero examined. The
by, a Fifth avenue milliner, who sues .opening statement will be mado, 'Mori
for payment of $G00 .on hats. ' ' day by Hawley, nnd the taking of evi-'
M. finnlil will onnoso nnv attemnt denCc will begin ' Monday. Orchard
to force her to pnyj
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Disaster Unparalleled in the History of Coal Mining in America
Occurs in -West Virginia Yesterday Morning, When Explo
sion Entraps Entire Day Shift Just After Going to Work in
Two Mines.
Six Bodies Recovered and Five Men Taken Alive but Dying
From Air Shafts; Tell of Fierce Struggle of Entombed Men
to Escape From Death Trap; Force of Explosion So Ter
rific That Props in Entry Were Blown Out and Across River.
MONONGAH, W. Va., Decembe: G, Six charred bodies lying in an
improvised morgue, five badly Injured men, 493 men imprisoned by tons
of coal, rock and mino debris in the depths of tho hills surrounding thi3
mining town, with the chances all against a single ono being 'alive, is the
most accurate summary obtainable tchight of tho re3Ult of a mino ex
plosion today, which in all probability is attended by greater loss of lifo
than any former disaster In the hisicry of bituminous coal mining in
The explosion occurred at 10 o'clock today, after a full force of 500
men had gone to work in the two mine3 affected. These are mines No. 6
and No. 8 of the Consolidated Coal company, located on opposite sides of
tho West Fork river, but merged in the underground workings by huding
and on the surface by a great steel tipplo and bridge.
The finding of tho six bodies and tho five dying men is tho only re
ward of strenuous uninterrupted woik on the part of the largo force that
was immediately set to work at every possiblo point.
Five living men, all of whom aro unable to give any detailed report
of tho disaster, stato that immediately back of them when they began
their frpjttic straggle for liberty aftsr the explosion there was a large
number cf men engaged in a similar struggle, whilo still further back there
was tho largest number, of whom thcyknow nothing. It is the opinion of
mine officials that theso men had not penetrated the mine far as had the
majority of tho day shift when the explosion occurred, and that they head
ed for or rushed for the main entrance befcro the heavy cave-In that now
blocks tho cntranco not more than a few hundred feet from the main
opening of No. 6.
Tho miners referred to as havirg been alivo when last seen, and be
lieved to have been caught back of
vived more than a few pnnutes iruthc deadly gases with -widen thV
fctcamc fiuaa.as soon aif-the ventilating system was interrupted. There is
incro hopo for those in the mcro remote sections of tho mine, as they
may have reached the workings where fresh air is supplied by other open
ings, bat at the best, only a Elender hepo is entertained for tho survival of
any In tho mine when tho debris ccn be cleared away and communication
with the outside re-established.
Tho two mines regularly employed 1,000 men working in two shifts,
and tho bC3t information obtainablo at this time, is that the entire day
force had gono to work and that all wero caught. At ten o'clock even
the latest of tho straggling force arc customarily at work, according to
the officials.. Beyond these figures the company officials do not attempt
to give estimates.
The general opinion in the town Is that the number of dead and im
prisoned will reach COO. A few persons believe this number will be ex
ceeded, claiming that moro than half tho total fcrco worked during tho
day, whilo on tho other hand some think the number will be smaller.. The
mo3t conservative estimates place tho number of victims at 300 or more. "
FAIEMONT, W. Va., December 6. At eleven o'clock tonight the-list
of employes had beca checked off, showing that 380 were in the two mines
when the explosion occurred. Of these six had been brought to thesur
facc dead, and five escaped through air shafts. The latter are in thiamin-,
crs hospital here, in a precarious condition. " JLtL
Neither entry has been opened to tho real workings and Indication
aro that a majority if not all caught in the mino are dead. It is rumored,
that the mino officials ordered 380 coffins shipped to Mcnongah as soonas
possible. '!!.
There is much speculation as to the causo of tho explcsion, bat tho .
generally accepted theory is that it resulted from black damp, scientifical
ly known as methane. It is believed that a miner attempted to set off a
blast which blew out and ignited tho accumulaticn of deadly gas and,
that this in turn ignited coal dust that is a highly infiamablo substahcetg
found in greater or less quantities in all West Virginia mines. As evi
dence of tho terrific force of the concussion the props in the entry of
Nc. G supporting tho roof were not only shattered and torn from their
position but were blown out of tho entry and to the cast side of the
Both Sides Express Themselves
Satisfied With the Men
Empaneled Yesterday,
BOISE, Idaho, December 0.-The jury
which is to try tho case of Pettibono
for complicity in tho murder of Stcnuen
berg was completpd and sworn in this
afternoon. Tho jury is as -follows:
J. H.'FRAZIER, 25, student.
K. L. EVANS, 38, farmer.
A. A. TILLOTSON, 29, merchant.
W A. Palmer, 40, liveryman.
WILLIAM STAHL, 09, prospector.
NEWTON CARPER, 3G, carpenter".
JOSEPH SINGER, 48, placer miner.
, A. C. BOOT, 52, printer.
CHARLES WILMOT, 45, farmer.
ARTHUR ESTES, 38, farmer.
C. R. SMEAD, 29, livorymau.
J. II. GARRECILT, 40, butcher.,
Boot is an active member of.-, the
is Boise Typographical union. Both Bar
row for tho defense nnd Hnwlcy for tho
prosecution, expressed satisfaction, witn
,.,:il nnln1ilv folrA ihn cfnnil TliesrtilV '
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the heavy cave-in could not have sur
WASHINGTON, December G. The
republican national committee cn'llcd tc
name the time and place for holding the
next national convention was in session
nn hour today, but aside from the
election of Acting Chairman Harry S.
New to" fill the remainder of tho unex
pired term of Secretary Cortelyou, tho
session was confined ,to preliminary do
tails. New had no opposition. There
aro delegations from Kansas City anil
Denver, but thero is no delegation hero
from Chicago. A great deal of work is
being done on bchalff6f that city by
Representative Lowdch. Of tho fifty
four members of tho committee from
twenty-threo to tweiity-fivo arc said to
bo pledged to Kansas City, and an equal
number for Chicago. The remainder pf
the committee aro non committal, but
thoir votes will decide tho city.
CARSON, Ne., December G. Tho
UniteUKuitcs grand jury returned fiyo
indictments this afternoon against two
prominent; Nevndnns for unlawful ap
propriation of government lands in tho
slate of Nevada. Indictments wero
found against J. Warren Williams and
his brother, George B. Williams, both
of CJiurchill county. Other indictments
land frauds aro to bo considcrod
grand jury beforo adjournment,
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