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VOL. XIVX NO 14,553.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, JULY 30, 1907.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
FOR C. H.
State Objects to Petti
HE WILL BE TRIED OCTOBER I
fwo Jurors Express Opinion
Haywood Is Guilty.
BOISE ACCEPTS VERDICT
JJtrrf Union to Giro Cash Ball for
Moyer Mrs. Pettlbone Breaks
Down When Husband Is
Kept In Confinement.
BOISEl Idaho, July 29. Charles H.
Woyer, president of the "Western Fe.dera
jtlon of Miners and co-defendant with
jTYllllam D. Haywood, acquitted yesterday
W the murder of ex-Governor Steunenberg,
jwaa ordered released on $25,000 ball today
'try Judge Wood, who presided at the Hay
wood trial. The attorneys for the federa
tion expected to have the bond ready for
'filing tonight, but the arrangements had
Inert been wholly completed at a late hour
lend Moyer resigned himself to another
nlght In jail. He will probably be re
leased tomorrow and will leave within
24 hours for his home In Denver.
No application for ball was made, in the
case of George A. Pettlbone, the third of
the alleged conspirators, but a motion was
made for a speedy trial and his case was
ordered set down for Tuesday, October 1.
Stronger Case Against Pettlbone.
Counsel Intimated today that they, might
apply for bonds for Pettlbone later, but
It is not believed that the state's at
torneys will consent. It has ' been gen
erally stated that there Is more In
criminating evidence against Pettlbone
than any of the others, while It has been
generally conceded that the case against
Moyer is the weakest of the three. The
defense In the Haywood case admitted
that there were a number of things for
Pettlbone to explain as to his association
with Harry Orchard and the sending of
money to him, but they said It would, be
time enough to deal with these matters
when Pettibone himself was placed on
Haywood today continued to receive
many congratulatory telegrams from all
sections of the country. They came from
Individuals, from local - unions of the
Western Federation of Miners, from all
classes of labor unions and frem various
Socialist organizations and leaders. Aside
from the personal congratulations of the
senders the messages have nearly all ex
pressed the sentiment that "labor has
triumphed over the oppressive measures
Haywood spent the day at the cottage
occupied by his family and received many
'callers. He expects to leave for Denver
Mrs. Pettlbone Breaks Down.
The matter of releasing Moyer on ball
And fixing the time of Pettibone's trial
tcame up before Judge Wood at 10 o'clock
jthls morning, but was postponed until 2
P. M. to allow further conferences be
tween counsel for the defense and for the
(prosecution. Strenuous efforts were made
'to secure the consent of the state's at
torneys to the release of Pettlbone, but
wlthout avail. The big courtroom with Its
'empty Jury-box and benches appeared far
different from the closing days of the
jtrlal, when hundreds of people were
jturned away from every session. Moyer
and Pettlbone were brought into court
. jet 2 o'clock. The latter's wife was
present and broke down and cried when
the order was made releasing Moyer and
jholdlng her husband. It was said to
jnlght that Pettlbone may be taken back
jto the Canyon County Jail at Caldwell
untll the time for his trial arrives. The
lease and the prisoners were brought to
Boise six months ago on a change of
Jvenue from Canyon to Ada County.
Mr. Darrow, of Chicago, made the for
mal application for Moyer' s release, and
mo word of objection was interpolated by
Senator Borah, representing the state.
When it came to fixing the amount, Mr.
Borah named $25,000.
"That Is reasonable and suits us," said
Judge Wood said he would personally
Approve the bond and would make it
continuing, so Moyer could remain at his
home In Colorado until wanted.
, Butte Union to Give Bail.
As to Pettlbone, Mr. Darrow urged that
the earliest possible date be fixed for his
trial. The next term of court begins
September 4. and Judge Wood said he
would like to clear the calendar as far as
possible before going Into an extended
trial. October 1 was then set as a date
agreeable to all parties.
Bond for Moyer Is to be given in a
unique way. suggested by Peter Breen,
of Butte, Mont., who has been on the
defense. Butte Local, of the Western
Federation of Miners, is the richest In
the organization and. Mr. Breen said,
carries a deposit of from $100,000 to $140,
000 constantly in the bank. Arrangements
were made by wire today by Mr. Breen
to have the Butte Union make a $25,000
draft to the First National Bank ' of
Boise. Some officer of the bank will sign
the ball bond as surety. A telegram to
Mr. Breen tonight said the arrangements
at Butte had been completed.
"We were offered personal bond in sev
eral times the amount desired here In
Boise," said Mr. Breen tonight, "but we
preferred not to Impose upon any of our
friends to that extent until we had heard
from Butte Union, which has such a
large surplus and was anxious for the
honor of showing its allegiance and con
fidence in the president of the Federa
tion." All Acquiesce in Verdict.
Discussison of the verdict in the Hay
wood case was widespread today, the
concensus of opinion being that the Jury
had done its duty as it saw it and should
not be criticized. Editorial comment of
the local papers Is to this effect, the
Dally Statesman saying:
The Statesman, in common with the great
mass of the people, regrets that the trial of
William D. Haywood for the murder of ex
Governor Steunenberg resulted as it dla.
The verdict came as a great surprise, as It
had not been supposed such a conclusion
would be reached; even the defense, accord
ing to the best information obtainable,
hoping for nothing more than a hung Jury.
But the case has been decided by an Idaho
Jury under the facts as they found them
and the law as laid down by the court, and
It Is the duty of all, as in all cases fairly
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William J. Burns, Who Brought
Recalcitrant Supervisors to Time
by Wavins tbo Bis Stick.
and fully submitted to our constituted trib
unals of justice, to accept the result In that
spirit of loyalty to our courts -which is a
necessary attitude of mind on the part of
the citizens of the Republic, If our rights
ar to be protected and peace and order and
goodwill are to reign.
Let Trial Be Forgotten.
The, Evening Capital News says:
There was bound to be keen disappoint
ment, whatever the verdict. But the Jury
which tried the. case was one whose hon
esty, integrity, ability and good citizenship
no one doubted, and now that they have
expressed themselves It will come with as
little grace on the part of those whose
minds were made up to the contrary verdict
to complain of their decision as it would
for those who are now pleased to have de
nounced the verdict had it been the other
There Is but one thing to do, and this Is
to let the Haywood case die from the publio
mind as Quietly as possible. In the mtnds
of some it will linger as a dream a terri
ble nightmare in body politic of the state.
In the minds of others it must remain as
a living He to the .arguments and doctrines
of that political school which teaches the
doctrine of discontent.
The law of Idaho will always be found
supreme, and though the murder of Frank
Steunenberg is as yet unavenged, life and
property within the boundaries of the state
will be found as safe and as sacred as else
where on the face of the globe, and the
State of Idaho will always be found willing
and able to act with fairness and Impartial
ity, the law-abiding will be amply protected,
and the violators of law will be suitably
Two Jurors Believe Him Guilty.
The Jurors in the case continued pub
licly to discuss the part they played in
arriving' at a cerdictu Samuel D. Gil man,
the last man to vote for acquittal, said:
There has been published one statement
that I want to correct. One of the Jurors
is quoted as saying that the Jury had to
spend a long, disagreeable and tiresome
night in order to convince two Jurors that
the defendant was not guilty. I want to
say that they never did convince, us. X be
lieve that he was guilty, and Z still believe
he is guilty, and I want the world to know
It. I simply acquiesced In the verdlot of
acquittal because I felt that I could not do
otherwise after I found the entire eleven
other jurors consented to the verdict, but
not because I was convinced that it was
right. Kindly make the correction for mo.
A. P. Burns. Juror No. 11, said:
I was firmly convinced when we left the
courtroom that the first ballot would show
a vote for conviction. I still retain the
belief that Haywood was guilty, and only
changed my vote because it struck me that.
If the evidence presented left eight men
unconvinced of the guilt of the defendant.
It would be impossible to get 12 men In
another trial, and that It would be better
to settle the question by acquiescing in their
The decision of the state to continue
the prosecution of the men now under
arrest, and the statement that Jack
Slmpkins, fugitive from Justice, is almost
within the reach of the law and may be
arrested at any time, came as- a surprise
to the counsel for the defense, who con
fidently -Expected that Moyer and Pettl
bone would be released.
STOP FEAST OF L
ROTAL INSURANCE COMPANY
OFFERS TO BUY GERMAN.
Alms to Rescue Assets) From Ra
pacious Lawyers and Give Them
to San Francisco Policyholders.
CHICAGO. July 29. Special.) The
Royal, which re-Insured the German of
Freeport, an Insurance company which
failed after the San FTancisco disaster,
has offered to end the costly receiver
ship, take over all the assets, paying
therefor tl.850,000 In cash. This would
permit of an immediate payment of a
60 per cent dividend to the San Fran
cisco claimants and a further payment
of 3 per cent some time after December.
Twenty-four firms of lawyers are now
eating up the assets very rapidly and,
if the policyholders are to get anything
at all from the wreck, action must be
speedy. The aim of the Royal Is to
close all litigation immediately which,
otherwise, will continue for years, or as
long as there Is a penny to be scrambled
for, the claimants getting . nothing in
th and. .
Hold Street Parade and
CROWD ASSEMBLES ON PLAZA
Rabid Remarks of Speakers
Recall Coxey Army Days.
NO LABOR LEADERS THERE
Red Badge Socialists Make Up Bulk
of Audience No Hearty Applause
for Condemnation , of the
President and Government.
Portland Socialists expressed their
Joy last night at the release of W. D.
Haywood, secretary and treasurer of
the "Western Federation of Miners, by
a parade and demonstration in the
Plaza blocks. Several hundred men
were In the parade, which formed on
Burnslde street and marched down Sec
ond and Third streets to the Plaza. A
band at the head of the column played
the "Marseillaise" and men in the line
of march shouted their approval of the
action of the Boise Jury. Banners bear
ing somewhat radical legends were
carried by the paraders.
Some of those in the parade an
nounced themselves in favor of run
ning "Bill" Haywood for President.
Banners announced that the marchers
are part of the "unwhlpped mob," and
that as yet no one had called Harry
Orchard an "undesirable citizen." There
were nearly 2000 people around the
Coxey Army Days Recalled.
Not since the days of the Coxey
Army, 13 years ago, has as - large
gathering assembled on the Plaza
blocks to be harangued by fiery
speakers. The Coxey Army was a col
lection of men who set out from vari
ous parts of the United States to Wash
ington, D. C. to lay before the National
Government their protest against the
rule of the Nation, as they alleged, by
the capitalistic class. The Plaza at
that time was the center of numerous
men, who marched to it from various
parts of the city. It was given over to
them entirely, and for some time after
the spot was one of the city's eyesores,
owing to the grass having been trodden
out, leaving an abundance of mud and
rubbish. In the reaction against this
use of the Plaza, the city authorities
Improved its appearance by planting
grass and building a fence around the
block and prohibiting all future
gatherings of this sort. In the last
three of four years political meetings
have been permitted on the block. Last
night's meeting was probably the larg
est ever held on the Plaza,
Beginning with The Oregonlan, every
newspaper in Portland was declared to
ONE OF THE
be unfair to the workingman. The Labor
Press, the organ of the labor unions,
was said to be "run by freaks and
At last night's demonstration, labor
leaders were conspicuous by their ab
sence. Socialists wearing red badges
made up the audience that listened to
the apostles of discontent and discord
that harangued the crowd. The night
was warm and the listeners melted away
from the fervid orators who had their
coats off and swung their arms ' over
much. Many of the usual patrons of
the greensward regretted that the usual
evening quiet under the trees had been
disturbed by so much disquieting talk.
Perhaps It was because of the warm
night that there was no very hearty re
sponse to the attacks upon the President,
the Government and all else that came
under the condemnatory notice of the
The speeches were decidedly fiery and
revolutionary. The spell binders declared
there Is an Irrepressible conflict between
capital and labor in this country and
that the only hope of the working class
is by thorough organization and a fight
to the finish. Capitalists as a class were
denounced as being capable of any
crime. President Roosevelt, the Supreme
Court, the State Courts, state officials
of Colorado and Idaho, the newspapers,
and . in fact almost everybody that the
speakers could think of with the excep
tion of the working man, were raked
fore and aft.
Would Tear Down Soldiers' Statue.
Just to show how little patrlptio the
orowd was last night, a speaker said
the statue to the dead of the Oregon
regiment in the. Philippines, which stood
Just in front of the crowd, should be
torn down. Then another of the "spie
lers" said the working men have too
much sense to take up arms if the
country Is embroiled In a war with
Japan. "Capitalists" again, were de
clared to be behind this war talk.
To cap the climax and make the gath
ering altogether anarchistic and un
American, G. "W Speed, of San Francisco,
organizer for the Industrial Workers of
the World, declared his pride in the fact
that he took part In a demonstration in
honor of the anarchists hanged In Chi
cago In 1S86. "Capitalists are criminals,"
he said. "Capitalists murdered four
men in Chicago in 1886 and I am glad
that I lived In that day to take part In
a demonstration In their honor."
"The capitalistio class Is a slimy lot
of criminals," continued Mr. Speed. "I
have seen them tear up railroad tracks
to cause wrecks so they could blame
the work on strikers. They cannot
crush us never! We defy them when
ever they attempt to crush the working
Funston and "Unwhlpped Mob."
"We know that in San Francisco that
miserable thing called General Funston
said he would not bring in troops because
of that "unwhlpped mob.' Orchard or Mc
Farland have not yet been proclaimed un
desirable, but you work'xig men, who
make the country what it Is, you are un
"Why should 1 per cent of the popula
tion of this country control 90 per cent of
its wealth? They are thieves and rob
bers. They put sand In your sugar and
chalk in your milk. That is the class
you are expected to look up to.
"Moyer, Haywood and Pettlbone stand
for the abolition of that pirate crew that
is managing the ship of state. Captain
Kidd was not in it with them. This trial
at Boise is not one for murder, but is an
attack on labor organization and an at
tempt to crush it. We should solidify
our forces. We have but one enemy and
that is our breadmaster. That man who
lives off the products of your labor is a
robber. You produce the wealth of the
country. How much of it have you got?
"The capitalistic class is willing anS
will commit any crimes to continue its
power. We have got to organize to pre
vent the murder of tne working class. We
(Concluded on Page 2.)
MANY VICTIMS OF CAPITALISTIC SLAVERY
TO GREAT SPEED
Wrecks Due to Owners'
Demands on Officers.
MUST KEEP UP TO SCHEDULE
Agerup's Damaging Evidence
TAKE RISKS IN THICK FOGS
Passenger Declares Charges Against
Hawse False He Did Not Pro
cure Whisky and Voluntar
ily Gave Woman Coat.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 29.-The respon
slbtlity of the companies which, by Iron
clad schedules, compel their masters of
ships to go at a speed their own con
sciences tell them is unsafe, was the fea
ture of the Columbia wreck testimony,
taken before Captain Bermlngham to
day. Second Officer Agerup's testimony
established more clearly than had been
done before the fact that captains are
compelled to run their ships at full speed
along a dangerous coast in foggy weather
in a course navigated by many vessels.
"Is it the usual practice on the Coast
to go at full speed?" asked Captain Ber
"The captain always slowed up when
he heard a steamer ahead," was the
Only Slow Up In Bad Weather.
A question as to whether it was neces
sary to go at full speed In order to make
the schedule elicited the statement that
there was a certain time allowed for the
trips of the Coast steamships and it w
necessary to arrive at a certain hour to
get in on time and avoid delay.
"Does the ship never slow up unless
there is a steamer ahead?"
"I can't recollect that we ever did. It
might be once . in a great while, per
haps, especially in very bad weather,"
said Mr. Agerup.
George A. Knight, counsel for the com
pany, then took the witness- and after
getting the statement from Agerup that
he had been with Captain Doran seven
years, asked him:
"Did you ever hear the captain say
that you must push the steamer ahead at
"No, sir," said the witness.
"Did you ever hear him say that he
must make a certain timer'
Although Knight succeeded in establish
lrig the fact that the captain never gave
the order mentioned, he made no effort
to shake the testimony that dangerous
runs were made to keep the vessel -on its
schedule, and that the moral suasion of
the company was the reason for them.
Survivor Defends Hawse.
The first witness today was Miss Alica
Osterburg, who was a passenger on the
steamer Columbia at the time of the col
lision. Miss Osterburg stated that the
behavior of Third Officer Hawse, of the
Columbia, was gentlemanly through the
disaster. According to her testimony, in
dications are that the charge against
Hawse Is one of mistaken identity. Miss
Osterburg told the following story:
"After I heard the crash I opened the
door of my stateroom and ran across the
deck directly to where lifeboat No. 9 was
tied. I got Into the boat, but before It
was untied the Columbia sank and I was
thrown into the water. Luckily, as soon
as I heard the crash I put on a life
preserver and, by. swimming, kept afloat
for some time. I then signalled to a life
boat and I was taken on board. Some
man I did not know handed me his coat.
Officer Hawse was on board this boat."
Denies All the Charges.
During his testimony Mr. McCloud, who
is the attorney for the witness as well as
for Officer Hawse, brought out the fact
that Miss Osterburg was the first woman
Governor Joseph W. Folk, of Mis
souri, Who Removes Kansas City
Police Commissioner In Effort to
in the boat, and therefore she is compe
tent to tell whether Hawse's actions were
gentlemanly. The witness stated that the
charge that he procured some whisky
for himself is without foundation and that
the whisky was given to a woman who
was on board. She denied the story that
Hawse was forced to give up his coat to
a woman passenger and declared he did
so voluntarily. Miss Osterburg also de
nied that Hawse struck a passenger.
SEES WRECKAGE OF COLUMBIA
6chooner Captain Reports Lifeboats
on Piece of Hurricane Deck.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 29. Captain
Johnson, of the steam-schooner New
port, which arrived here today from
Eureka, reported that yesterday, while
his vessel was a few miles off Point
Arena on the Mendocino Coast, he
passed pieces of wreckage of the ill
fated steamer Columbia. A part of the
hurricane deck measuring about 80 by
29 feel, said Captain Johnson, was seen
floating with two lifeboats on It.
What appeared to be the bridge of toe
vessel was also plainly discerned from
Captain Johnson also reported that
he passed through a great deal of
wreckage and lumber, the latter, no
doubt, being a part of the San Pedro's
BRAIN SUDDENLY UNHINGED
BY STORM OF CRITICISM.
After Reading Newspaper Criti
cisms, Columbia's Officer Raves
Like Wild Beast in Pain.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 29. Special.)
The brain of Robert Hawse, third officer
of the loet steamer Columbia, succumbed
tonight to the abuse, ridicule and con
tempt which has been heaped upon him
ever since the investigation of the disaster
has been in progress. Holding the news
paper articles containing criticism of his
actions subsequent to the crash in his
bands, a brain fiber snapped and he was
The ignominy heaped upon him was
more than he could bear. After brood
ing for several days over the charges
which had been made against him, his
Intellect lost that keen adjustment that
nature provides between thought (and
act, and bis mind reeled off into in
sanity. Hawse had spent the evening at his
rooms, 188 Fair Oaks street, Second Offi
cer Richard Agerup was with him. Hawse
had spent an hour or more reading the
censures which had been printed against
him. With a cry like a wild animal he
clenched the clippings in his hands and
leaped to his feet. Agerup looked at
him and Hawse looked at his friend, but
did not see him. His eyes were glazed.
The police were called and Hawse was
taken to th detention ward at the Cen
tral Emergency Hospital.
FILIPINOS CARE NOTHING
Little ' Interest in Election on Eve
of Great Day.
MANILA, July . 29. Unusual quiet
reigns through the island on the eve
of the general election. Mass meetings
were held in Manila Sunday by all par
ties, but aroused little enthusiasm. The
native papers are exhorting the people
to go to the polls. Election day will be
declared a publio holiday.
The political situation is unchanged
and all parties are confident that there
will be renewed activity among the
leaders in the last days of the cam
paign, but so tar little Interest has
been evinced by the people. The cam
paign is being conducted on strictly
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ISSUE OF REVISION
Directly Attacks Taft's
OPPOSES HIS ENDORSEMENT
Says State Committee Has No
Business With It.
WANTS DIRECT PRIMARY
Hesitates to Declare Own Candidacy,
but Fires Fierce Blast at Taft's
Boom Taft Leader Says
State Is for Him.
CINCINNATI, O., July 29. That it is
impossible for him under present condi
tions to favor the Presidential candidacy
of Secretary of War Taft, Is the state
ment of United States Senator Foraker
in a letter given out here today. The
letter is addressed to C. K. McCoy of
Coshocton, a member of the Republican
State Committee, and is Intended as the
expression of the Senator's views to be
presented when the committee meets at
Columbus tomorrow. The interview of
Governor Harris, in which he favored
the endorsement of Mr. Foraker for
Senator and Mr. Taft for resident and
encourages the suggestion of his own
name for another term as Governor, and
various recent publications are taken as
the text for the letter, which is as fol
lows: "I learn from the newspapers and oth
erwise that a resolution is likely to be
offered at the next meeting of the State
Central Committee to be held in Colum
bus tomorrow, July 30, endorsing Secre
tary Taft as Ohio's candidate for the
Presidency, and I have seen it stated that
a resolution is likely also to be offered
endorsing me aa a candidate to be my
own successor in the Senate of the
United States, and in today's papers is
published what purports to be an author
ized interview with Governor Harris,
favoring this proposed action endorsing
Secretary Taft, and expressing friend
ship and good will for myself with re
spect to a continuation of my public
services, but disclaimed a desire to have
himself endorsed as his own successor
as Governor. In this interview be an
nounced, as he has heretofore announced,
that he la In favor of revision of the
"Inasmuch as you are a member of
the State Central Committee, I take the
liberty of addressing you, and through
you, the whole committee and all the
Republican voters of Ohio, upon the
questions so brought to our atten
tion. "At the Dayton convention of last
year, which was a large representative
body consisting of eight or nine bun-
dred delegates chosen in the usual way, '
(Concluded on Page X)
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 90
degrees; minimum, 69.
TODAY'S Fair and cooler; westerly winds, f
Miners' Federation Trials. ,
Moyer admitted to bail; Pettlbone to be '
tried In October. Page 1.
Two jurors say they believe Haywood guilty,
but yielded to majority. Page 1.
Federation In Colorado prepares demonstra
tion In Haywood's honor and may run '
him for President. Page S.
Major Huntington dies and insane son, .
who shot sisters, attempts suicide, i
Britain and Germany agree on international
prize court at The Hague. Page 2.
Governor Folk removes Kansas "City Pollre
Comlssloner to stop grafting. Page .
Girl found dead In Colorado, believed to
have committed suicide because Jlltea. !
Governor Bucntel answers Judge Lindsays
attack on Colorado. Page 2.
Royal Insurance Company saves assets of
German from lawyers for Ban Francisco
people. Page 1.
Ballroads howl because Government fines
them for delaying mails. Page 8.
Foraker declares against Indorsement of
presidential candidate by Ohio Repub
licans. Pag 1.
Taft will not speak In Idaho on Western
trip. Page 2.
Effect of Bryan's renunciation of Govern
ment ownership. Pag B.
L. Thlelmsn arrested for running fake
prizefight. Page T.
Supervlcors of Can Francisco balk on re
signing. Page 2.
Burns gets evidence to convict Glass on
second trial, page 4.
Hot weather doing no damage to wheat
crop. Page 5.
Senator Fulton extended warm welcome at
Eeavlew. Page 6.
First locomotive reaches Tillamook. Page 8.
Hawse driven raving mad by criticism.
Portland and Vicinity.
Portland Socialists celebrate acquittal ot
Haywood. Pag 1.
C. M- Hatfield, only professional rainmaker
tn United States, visits city. Pag 16.
District Attorney Manning nails another
"half lid" He. Pag 10.
City employe charged with petty grafting.
Man who passes neighbor the bottl on Bun
day not lawbreaker. Page IS.
Southern Paoifla satlaflse Sngn business
men. Pag 11.
Sister of Billy Ayers appointed to adminlsts '
ills statt ag