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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JULY 29, 1907.
PRICK TWO CENTS.
FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 244.
JURY CLEARS HAYWOOD
OF CHARGE OF MURDER;
DYER ISJREED ON BAIL
Verdict is Reached in Famous Governor Steu
nenberg Killing Case Alter 21 Hours' Delib
eration and Prisoner is Released.
ASSOCIATE ALSO GETS HIS LIBERTY
PETTUS IS DEAD MERCURY AT
Patriarch of the United States
Senate Follows Colleague
to the Grave.
TYPE OF THE OLD SCHOOL
Elected to Office Ten Years Age
Fought In Civil War on the
State Announces Trial of Others on Same Charge
Will be Prosecuted Vigorously -Will Fight
Bail For Pettibone.
FACTS AND FIGURES RE
GARDING THE HAY
Frank Rteunenburg assassinated
Dec. 30, 1900.
Harry Orchard arrested Jan. 1,
Moyer, Haywcod and Pettibone
arre.ted Feb. 17, 1906.
Trial began May 9, 1907.
Jury completed June 3, 1907.
Case went to jury 11:04 a. n?.
July 27, 1907. Verdict of ac
quittal returned at 8 a. m.
July 28. 1907.
Number of veniremen summon
Nmber of witnesses for prosecu
Number of witnesses for defense
(including depositions), 87.
Cost of trial to state of Idaho,
Cost ofMrial to Canyon count,
Presiding judge. Fremont Wood.
Chief counael for state, Jamfa
Chief counsel for defense, Clar-
ence S. Darrow.
Boise, July 29. Charles H. Moyer,
pifidt'iit of the Western Federation of
Miners, will he admitted to hail in the
?nni of $25,oom and released this after
noon. An agreement to this end was
reached this morning between counsel
foi the state and the defense.
Fight Liberty for IVIt iltoiie.
Delay was asked tor to allow fur
ther conferences between the counsel
as to what action shall he taken in
the cat'e of George A. Pettibone, the
third of the noted defendants brought
from Colorado to Idaho IS months ago.
It is understood attorneys for the state
will oppose bail for Pettibone in any
Oyster Hay, July 29. Without com
ment President Roosevelt made public
the following telegram received by him
today, referring to the verdict in the
Haywood murder trial:
"New York, July 2!). President
Roosevelt: Undesirable citizen victor
ious. Rejoice. (Signed) Emma Gold
man, Alexander Berknian. llippolyte
Wnlkx (tut Free,
Holse, Idaho. July 20. Into the
bright sunlight, of a beautiful Sabbath
morning into the stillness of a city
drowsy with lazy slumber, William P.
Haywood, defendant in one of the
most noted trials involving conspiracy
nnd murder that the country has ever
known, walked yesterday a free man,
acquitted of complicity in the murder
of former Governor Frank Steunen
Ilnd llren F,peelel.
The probability, of nn acquittal of
the secretary-treasurer and acknowl
edged leader of the Western Federa
tion of Miners had been freely predict
ed, since Saturday, when Judge Fre
mont Wood lead his charge. It was
unaided as strongly favoring the de
fense iu its interpretation of the laws
of conspiracy, circumstantial evidence
and the corroboration of an accomplice
It was also freely predicted that in
the event of Haywood's acquittal the
slate would abandon the prosecution of
bis associates. Charles H. Moyer, pres
ident of the federation, and George A.
Pettibone of Denver.
Vim Is llUMllctl.
Statements from counsel and from
Covet nor Gooding issued dispel this
view. Governor Gooding said:
"The verdict is a great suprise to
me, and I believe to all citizens of
Idaho who have hoard or read the evi
dence in the case.
'"I have done my duty. I have no
n grot as to any ae'ion I have taken,
and my conscience is clear. As long
as God gives me strength I shall con
tinue my efforts for government by
law, and for organized1 society. The
state will continue a vigorous prosecu
tion of Moyer and Pettibone and Ad
ams and of Si'iipkins when appreht nd
ed. There wilL bcjAjailietuesitation
nor retreat." f''
My Duly," Snja Orclinril.
Xot the least interesting of the com
ments upon the verdict was that of
Harry Orchard, the self-confessed mur
derer of Sieunt nberg, and the witness
upon whom the state cliif'tly relied to
prove its elaim of a conspiracy by the
Western Federation of Miners. When
told that Haywood had neen acquitted,
Well. I have done my duty. I have
told the truth. I could do no more. I
am ready to take any punishment that
may he meted out to nie for my crime,
and the sooner it comes the better."
Out 21 Mourn.
It was after being out for 21 hours
that the jury which had at first been
divided S to 1, and then seemed dead
locked at 10 to 2, finally came to an
agreement shortly after dawn.
There was no demonstration in court
ether than that made by the attorneys
for the defense. The prisoner was dis-
Hot. Springs, X. C, July 21). Edmund
D. Pettus, United States senator from
Alabama, died in his hotel apartments
here at 10 o'clock last night.
The senator, who was the patriarch
of the upper house, being Sri years old.
sustained an apoplectic stroke while at
bieakfast Friday morning.
Senator Pettus' demise followed
ejiickly the death of his colleague from
Alabama, Senator Morgan. Both were
notable typos of the-old school south
ern statesmen, much a like in te'inper-
ament, appc arance, age, and political
convictions. Moth had been r elected
to the senate a short time before the
death of Mr. Morgan, June 11.
roiiNpieiKiHN ill Public l.ilV.
Senator Pettus was born July fi. 1S21.
and entered the senate Hi years ago
No man of either partv won greater
lenown or distinction in that great,
body of lawmakers in the same lengtii
ol service than he. Going to the sen
ate from private life, lie was in close
touch with the masses of the people
kept so, and knowing the needs, the
l equiretnents. and being acquainted
with their wants, he did what he could
to get such laws and such favors for.
the' people as would best promote their
future interests and w( Hare.
Ho had been a citizen of Alaham-i
all his life, except three years he spent
iu California during the gold fever
from lS4!t to 1S52. Returning to the
state, he had been actively engaged in
the practice of law ever since.
He was never an olliceseeker and
never held nny'oflice out of the line or
his profession. He entered the con
federate army as a major, was pro
moted to be lieutenant colonel, and in
I sr.:; was made a brigadier general, and
his record in war, as that in peace, was
a matter of pride to all his people.
Heat Visitation at Mc
Gregor, Tex , Pros
ANIMALS DROP DEAD
Boys of 6th Regiment Being
Trained at Camp Lincoln by
Masters of Drilling.
CO. A WILL ELECT CAPTAIN
Ed Dunavin Seems Certain to Succeed
Himself Notes of the Soldiers
under 'REGULARS BOMB STARTS TENEMENT
FIRE IN WHICH SCORE DIE
Area Few Miles in Extent Mys
teriously Affected For
McGregor, Texas, July 2:i. The most
terrific heat visitation ever known oc
curred here Sunday, continuing aflout
an hour and twenty minutes. The
the rmemeter registered 179 degrees in
the sun and 117 in the shade. An area
I lire1 miles long and two miles wide
Scores of people were overcome.
Horses, cattle, hogs and poultry drop
ped dead, one man losing ::5 head of
The phenomenon lias not been explained.
FRANCE CONCEDES A
POINT TO AMERICA
JUMPED TO DEATH
Nine Women and Children
Drowned in Burning of Fron
tenac on Lake Cayjga.
Extends Time for Beginning Collection
of Duty on Porto Rican Cof
fee as a Courtesy.
Taris, July 2!). What has been char
Camp Lincoln, Springfield, 111., .Tu y
2!l. The Oh infantry of the Illinois
National Guard arrived at Camp Lia
coln Saturday morning at 7 o'clock.
The train which carried the local so.
diors was made up of ten coaches an l
two baggage cars. Eight companies of
the regiment and the regimental ban !
were on board. So many stops were
made in picking up the different com
panies that the train was two hours !
laie. The train stopped at the Chicago
and Alton depot and from there th.?
soldiers were taken out to their quar
ters on street cars.
The first change in the appearance of
the place which the old men notice.1,
was the presence of a battalion of
regulars from the 4th United StatM
infantry. They are at Camp Lincoln
this summer to instruct the National
guardsmen in the art of drilling. They
are very piofieiont themselves and are
doing wonders for the volunteers.
The companies that make up ths
flth legiment are as follows: Co. .,
mck Island; Co. It. Geneseo; Co. C.
Galesburg; Co. D. Oak Park: Co. E,
Sterling; Co. F. Moline; Co. G, Dixon;
Co. H, Monmouth; Co. I, Morrison:
Co. K. Kewanee; Co. L, Freeport; Co.
The band is from Sterling. As yt
it is hardly known whether it is any
better than the regimental band of I.vt
year, but it is hoped that it is.
Despite the fact that very few of tin?
soldiers had any sleep Friday night
the regular order of drills was follow
ed Saturday. The regulars came out
port of the cannon. The sergeant of
the guard sent him back to get a bas
ket. He said the report, was some
what "voluminous. When Schmook
"got wise" he crawled into his tent
and kept still for along time.
Sergeant Gus Hall's tent reminds
one of a modern house. His 18 by 23
mirror, combs, brushes, and pajamas
and a beautiful rug give the tent th-?
appearance of a lady's boudoir.
Priate Johnny Chase felt he wa
right in the swim when he wadded
around in the mud and water Sunday
morning wearing hip boots which
came clear to his knees.
Private Ronnie spent Sunday morn
ing looking for the 1st sergeant of Co.
J. About noon he found that there is
no company designated with the let
The "rookies" heard horrible sounds
coming from another company street
Sunday noon and now tlie-y are shad
ing and their knees are iumping t"
get her, as they think of the awful
ordeal which they will soon have to
endure. Many letters have been re
ceived from fond mothers to go easy
on their boys.
Corporals Don and Davis arrived v
camp this morning. Davis has been
telling many of his war experience-..
At one time while on an expedition for
the general he became hungry but did
not allow that to bother him. He sav
ho called the roll and ate it. (He g ir
his a few minutes later).
Pugler Swanson is growing a mous
tache. He thinks iis more mannisa.
tharf a smooth face.
When any of t ho bunch raise' a howl
about the. "horse meat" which is serv
ed Sergeant Simpson tells them they
would have more reason to kick if it
were "mule meat".
acterized as an obstacle in the way of from tho,r' ' whjch j m t,
k Mltlnimf tnil iF HOir.n Ml nom l.,.(i- 1
n wij . it ii.i i Xll in Sutl.ui.ii orinn ii r , i. i -i i : i
.iiiJiii int nji;uuw Laui' lihhmii, aii'i
Black Hand Charged With
Crime That Endangers
SERIES OF BIG BLAZES
Million Dollars Loss Inflicted
in 24 Hours in and About
France and the I'nitcd States in ro-
i took part in the morning company
ilrill Tliftv (rnt'O n clirirt a v li i 1 1 rn
for France has notified the Uni.ed ' hpn wore appnrnnml among the
gard to the tariff, have been removed,1,
States it has extended from Aug. 1 to
Oct. 1, the decree providing for the
companies and kept busy in instruct
ing the guardsmen. The regulars ate
lu"""'m,"1 ,nc ""''" ' era- a nn mmrl) o u.iiowB and are already
.Muufwn , mum. i-ouu iwco. nance , favorites with the volunteers
manes clear it considers this exton-
BODIES ARE AIL RECOVERED
fion is not a right which the I'nitcd
States can claim, but purely an act of
Order of I lie Dny.
The order of the day which is being
! fllnnl ic oc ffllrm-a-
courtesy and good will on its part and ' " . " " r..An ,
r u.'i tun iui ii-riiii' . n, ii .
Reveille - TclO a. m.
evidence of its earnest hope that th
pending negotiations will result in an
Vessel Beached and Campers on Shore
Prevent Loss of Life Being
MAKE THE JOB SURE
Maryland Mob Digs Up Body of
Lynched Negro and Burns
it Race War Threatened.
Ciisfield, Md., July 21. Inflamed
with a passion which seemed to in
crease after the lynching yesterday of
James Ueed, the negro murderer of
Policeman Daugherty, the mob which
put the negro to death and buried his
body in a swamp, returned to the spot
early today, dug up the body amid yello
and curses and burned it after riddling
the corpse with bullets. It is feared
by many a race war will follow.
VIEWS OF THREE CHIEF FIGURES IN FA
MOUS TRIAL AT BOISE.
WILLIAM D. HAYWOOD I appreciate the support of the working
clacs extended to us by workingmen throughout the country. I havn
no ill-will toward any person. My intention is to go back to Denver
and take up my work where I left off when I was placed under arrest.
I have never had any fear. I have always believed that with a fair
trial and an impartial jury the verdict would be such as has been
given. Senator Borah treated me fairly. Judge Wood was fair to me
and I have extended to him my thanks.
GOVERNOR GOODING The verdict is a great surprise to me. I
have done my duty. I have no regret as to any action I have taken
and my conscience is clear. The state will continue a vigorous prose
cution of Pettibone and Moyer and of Adams and Simpkins when ap
prehended. There will be neither hesitation nor retreat.
HARRY ORCHARD I have done my duty. I have told the truth.
I could do no more. I am ready to take any punishment that may b;
meted out to me for my crime and the sooner it comes the better.
Auburn, X. Y., July 20. The steam
boat Fronfenac was burned and beach
ed opposite Farley's Point at Lake
Cayuga Saturday afternoon and nine
passengers were drowned before the
boat could be reached. The bodies of
the drowned women and children have
been recovered. They are:
MRS. HOMER C.ENl'XG. Freevil!.'.
CAUL GEXrXG, 7 year old son.
ZALIA M CREAUY. Cohoes, N. Y.
LI DA P.EXXETT, Frankfort. X. Y.
STELLA CLIXTOX, Ithaca. X. Y.
MARIETTA SCLLIVAX, Syracuse.
Six year old daughter of Howa'd
Able. South F.loomingburg, X. Y.
Two unidentified women.
Till' VPNNt-l 1V (till.
The steamer Frontenac, an- old side
wheeler craft, which has plied be
tween Ithaca and Cayuga on Lake Ca
yuga for 25 years, left the former
place Saturday afternoon carrying fif'y
passengers and a crew ot twelve, r.i
midlake fire broke out in the engine
room and fanned bv a stiff northeast
wind, spread aft quickly.
YlrtlniM All IlriMvni'il.
The llames made rapid headway an I
there was great excitement among tho
passengers as they were driven to th?
how of the boat. The boat was beach
ed at Farley's Point, wher.e are a nu'.i
ber of summer cottages. Men froe.i
these cottages did valiant work in res
cuing the passengers and in caring for
BANKER BUYS GOLD BRICK
Oklahoma Man Pays $10,000 Cash for
the Same old Fraud.
South McAlester, I. T.. July 29. J.
.1. McAlester. president of the Amer
ican National bank of this city, was
swindled into paying Jlu.hoO cash for
:i worthless brick offered bv a man
representing himself, to be a mine:1.
It was takeiKto Muskego. appraised at
the government office and slated ro
contain eighty nor cent of nure cold.
When the deal was completed th.'
McAlester banker was given an imiti
tion. The swindle was discovered a
few hours Inter.
charged and tho jury dismissed in less
than three minutes.
SnrpriHC In IIiiImp.
The news of the verdict was received
reluctantly in Boise. Extra editions of
the papers carried the tidings and dur
ing the day there was considerable
discussion in clubs, cafes, hotel lobbies
and upon me corners. The surprise
which had been so manifest in the
court room was prevalent everywhere
Shurtleff a Candidate.
Chicago, July 29. Edward D. Shurt
left of Marengo, speaker of the lower
house, has formally announced his can
didacy for the republican nominatioi
for novernor. The issue on which ne
will base his campaign is the reducin
of Ceok county's representation in tha
TO KILL SERVIANS KING?
Reports From Frontier Say Attempt
Was Made to Wreck Train.
Ixndon, July ?!. The Vienna corre
spondent of a news agency here says
Roll call and 15 minutes setting up
e'xercises before ranks are broken.
Fatigue call 5:30 a. m.
Mess call 0:00 a. m.
Sick call , C:30 a. in.
Drill cr.ll C:r0 a. m
Assembly 7:00 a. m.
First call guard mount 7:15 a. m.
Assembly guard detail 7:30 a. at.
Adjutant's call 7:10 a. m.
Recall S:::o a. ;n.
Drill call, battalion) 9:20 a. n
Assembly 9:30 a. m.
Recall 11:00 a. m.
First sergeant's call 11:30 a.m.
Mess call 12:00 m.
School call 1:30 p. m.
Drill call, (battalion) 2:30 p. m.
Assembly 2:40 p. -n.
Recall 4:10 p. m.
Expected Conflicts in the Lake
Superior Ore Region Fail
WORK IS BEING RESUMED
Lure of Harvest i-Fields Draws Men
Away snd Tends to Break up
First call, parade . .
Tattoo and roll call
Call to quarters . . .
Duluth, Minn.. July 29. A corre
spondent at Hibbins telephones every
thing is quiet there, and ore is being
mined at several of the mines. Strip
ring operations are also proceeding.
HnrvFKt Plflils irt Men.
Superior, Wis.. July 29. The Allouez
New York, July 29. Shocking loss
of human life and destruction of prop
city, estimated at more than a million
dollars, was caused by a fire in New
York and its immediate vicinity in the
21 hours ending at S this morning.
Twenty persons are dead and 15 suf
fering from injuries as a result of the
burning of a six-story tenement in
Christie street. Financial loss resulted
from the destruction of the Long Beach
hotel at Long Bt ach, L. I., today, and
Steeple Chase park and other property
at Coney Island yesterday. In addi
tion, the steamship Hamilton of the Old
Dominion line camt1 into jKirt yester
day with part of her hold ablaze.
llomb Stnrled Ulns.
The explosion of a bomb, placed, the
police believe, by agents of the "black
hand" in an Italian grocery rtreet,
started the fire which swept through
Christie street, Italian .tenement, de
stroyed the lives ot a score of people
ami injured 15 eithers.
The noise of the explosion caused a
panic in the densely populated dis
trict. Police say many perished in the
flames, fearing to escape to the streets.
where they believed death awaited
them from the dreaded "black hand."
Oil Tnnk KIowm t'p.
A second explosion from a kerosene
tank followed ami tlu whole lower
lloor was a mass of llames ami blazing
oil. Fire shot up into the stairways,
cutting off all escape from those in
the bedrooms above. Many rushed t3
the fire escapes, which became clogged
with frightened people. Flames killed
many as they were about to be rescued,
while ethers were overcome by smoke.
There were many rescued by firemen.
Struck Coney iHlnnil Flrnt.
The fire wave first struck Coney Is
land yesterday, and before it reached
Steeple Chase park, a score of amuse
ment attractions were in ruins and
many persons homeless. The next fire
was the steamship fire. Then came
the Christie street tenement. The
Long Beach hotel was today destroyed.
cie locks are working today with
small crew, which has increased grad-
ually since starting up. Many Finnish
workmen have gone to the harvest Six hnnare,i BUPs:ts were in their beds
fields, and efforts to hold the organiza
Hon together to fight for more pay
inai iiispatcnes received irom mo iro.i- Taps
uer report an attempt against tlie lite church call Sunday
ot wing reter ot horvia. 1 he roynl
train, according to the dispatches, was
wrecKed at Palanka. Nobody was ser
STOP BUSINESS FOR A. W. LEE
No Business Done for Hour During
Newspaper Man's Funeral.
Ottumwa. July 29. The funeral of
. V. Lee, president of the Lee news
paper syndicate, took place today. As
a tribute to his memory, all business
in Ottumwa was suspended for an hour
during the obsequies.
VICTOR IN FIGHT
North Carolina Triumphs Over South
ern Railway in Rate Regula
Raleigh, N. C, July 29. The conflict
between the state and the railroad
ever the new state rate law, was amic
ably adjusted Saturday afternoon at a
conference between Governor Glenn
and officials of the roads.
The Southern railway and the At
lantic Coast line through their gen
eral counsel and the stockholders of
the Atlantic Coast line, who had en
joined that road from putting into ef
fect the state 2!4 cent rate, through
their counsel, agreed to put the rate
... 5:30 p. m.
0:15 p. n..
... C:30 p. m.
. . . C:40 p. m.
. ..10:15 p. ni.
10:30 p. m.
.. .10:45 p. m.
2:00 p. m.
When one glances at this program
he would think that it has the day so
full of events that the private has on
time to himself but most of these calls
do not affect the private. They are
mainly preparatory calls or calls t.-j
gather the first sergeants together to
To llolil Kleetlon.
Wednesday the company from Ro'k
Island has its tri-yearly election for
captain. Captain Edward Dunavin his
served so creditably that the affair is
more of a re-election than an election.
There are no other candidates in the
field and as far as can be known
Captain Dunavin will be called upon
to lead the company for another three
Plans for the annual field meet have
not matured yet, but it is probable
that it will be held Tuesday morning,
The local company does not expect Li
win the meet this year, feir the Rock
Island athletes have not trained any
this season. They will, however, give
a good account of themselves.
Camp Clin IT.
There is some Jonah in the regiment
this year. Sunday there was to n.j
no drill and the soldiers were counting
on a good time, but the rain fell all diy
and kept them in their tents. As soon
as the Jonah is found he will be ship
ped home in chains.
T. Kennedy came to camp under the
impression, that the soldiers were
starved while here. He brought along
canned beans, pies and other deli
cacies. His goods went like hot cakes
Unknown Man Who Resisted
Arrest at Council Bluffs
Surrounded by a Mob.
Council Bluffs, Iowa, July 29. De
tective George Wilson, who was last
night shot through the abdomen by
an unknown man whom he was trying
to arrest, died this morning. Patrolman
Richardson, also shot by the same man.
is in a critical condition. A large force
of people who started in pursuit, of the
desperado reported at noon they had
the man surrounded in a cornfield sev
en miles east of the city. It is not be
lieved the man can escape.
Berlin, July 29. Another girl baby
is reported stabbed today. The out
rage e)ccurred in a crowded working
when the flames were discovered, but
all left the building in safety.
I'.tuht llunilreil (JueHtx Ksenpe.
Ixing Branch, N. J., July 29. Eignt
hundred guests of the Long Beach ho
tel one of the largest seashore bote's
on the Atlantic coast had to flee for
their lives early today when the hotel
burned. There was no loss of life.
The guests lost almost all the'r
clothing and personal effects. The loss
High School to Get Its Own Lunch.
Pupils at the Liuolu High school, to
be o toned, in the Interluke district of
Seattle at the ltegimiiug of the next
school year, will huve a lunch loom
conducted by the domestic science de
partment of the school, says the Seat
tle Times. The cooking classes will
jreparo the noonday meal, and pupils
who want a hot luncheon will be able
to buy it for nist as imur the cost
price as the school !toard can figure.
School authorities Itelieve the domestic
science department can be made to
pay a part of Its e-xpenses through fur
lilidiing the noonday meal, and If the
product of the cooking classes Is di
gestible and sntisfttctory to the pupils
It Is probable the same policy will be
adopted at the two other high schools.
into effect Aug. 8. An agreement also
was reached to proceed in an orderly , when the boys found them
way in the courts, and to end pending' Private Sohruook was sent to the
cases and indictments. i gaurdhouse Sunday morning for the rs-
OTHERS WHO ARE ACCUSED IN AL
LEGED MINERS' CONSPIRACY.
CHARLES H. MOYER, president Western Federation of Miners.
. GEORGE A. PETTIBONE, fiscal agent of alleged murder combine,
who supplied Orchard with money.
VICTIMS OP PLOTS ACCOHlJIX; TO OltCIIAKirs CONFESSION".
Gregory Lyte, shot down in Denver.
Merritt B. Walley, killed by bomb intended for Justice Gabbert.
Two miners killed in the Bunker Hill mine explosion.
Two miners killed in the Vindicator mine explosion.
Fourteen nonunion men killed in the Independence depot explosion.
MUX MAKKF.U FOK "REMOVAL" WHO ESCAPED DEATH.
Fred Bradley, San Francisco.
Justice Goddard, Denver.
Governor Peabody, Denver.
General Sherman Bell, of Colorado militia.
Frank A. Hearne, president Colorado Fuel & Iron company.
David Moffat, president of the First National bank of Denver.