Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
|The original bank building before it was extended to the left to form the "Steunenberg Block." We can see that it actually had three floors, two above ground level and one below. The lower floor is no longer visible today.|
|After the building had been extended to form the "Steunenberg Block."|
|The "Steunenberg Block" in Caldwell, Idaho|
|Looking toward the intersection of 7th and Main Street with the bank building in the background and the Saratoga Hotel on the corner across the street.|
| The main floor showing the cashier's cages. That is A.K. Steunenberg
at the rear window.|
At the near window I believe that is L.S. Dille.
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Sunday, July 19, 2009
"To Hon. F. Steunenberg
With Complements of
Geo L. Shoup
Friday, July 17, 2009
Currently we are closing our offices three days per month but the demand for services only increases. The State actually loses out on the 77% federal matching funds that go toward our departmental budget. We are doing our part, cutting office costs, service expenditures and about 15% of our salary at this point. A budget will be signed but the deeps cuts, furloughs and budget woes for CA will remain. I am fortunate and happy to have a job but happier when I can be doing my work and contributing even more to the solution. I wonder what Governor Steunenberg would do (making my historical connection here)? Maybe call out the troops like he did in the Coeur d'Alenes, but in this case to surround the Capitol and let no one leave until a budget is signed? Or perhaps erect some "bull pens" in Capitol Park and herd State Senators into one, Assemblymen/women into another. What do you think Arnold?
That's my "meandering" off the beaten path for today. I try to avoid editorializing on this particular blog but just couldn't help myself there for a moment. Too much unpaid furlough time on my hands. John
Saturday, July 11, 2009
You can see the full page and read the news article by going to my footnote Spotlight at: 6/12/1907 - Before and After of Harry Orchard
Friday, July 10, 2009
Excerpt below from THE TRIAL OF WILLIAM "BIG BILL" HAYWOOD by Douglas O. Linder
With Orchard's confession in hand, McParland proceeded to devise a plan to arrest the three members of the WFM inner circle, all living in the WFM's headquarters city of Denver, and transport them to Idaho for trial. McParland wanted the arrest and trip north to be so surreptitious and swift that the men would have no opportunity to obtain the assistance of lawyers who might prepare legal challenges to extradition. In effect, what McParland proposed was a kidnapping under the barest color of state law. McParland and Idaho state officials succeeded in convincing the governor of Colorado to issue warrants for the arrest of the the three men (codenamed Copperhead, Viper, and Rattler) on February 15, 1906, though both the warrants and the planned arrests remained a closely guarded secret until the night of February 17, when the three were rounded up (Moyer was arrested after boarding "the Deadwood Sleeper" which was to take him to South Dakota on the first leg of a probable planned escape to Canada; Haywood was arrested while having sex with his sister-in-law). Haywood, Moyer, and Pettibone were placed for a few hours in the city jail, denied permission to call family or lawyers, before being hustled in the early hours of the morning to the Denver depot and placed on a special train with orders not to stop until it crossed the Idaho border.
Not long after the special train departed the Denver station, Edmund Richardson, the longtime attorney for the WFM, boarded another train to Idaho and began the legal battle to free the three leaders. Richardson filed petitions for habeas corpus, arguing that their forcible removal from Colorado without an opportunity to legally challenge their arrest and extradition in Colorado courts violated the Constitution. The prisoners' arguments lost both in the Idaho courts and the United States Supreme Court, which in December of 1906 in the case of Pettibone v. Nichols, ruled that a prisoner was "not excused from answering to the state whose laws he has violated because violence has been done to him in bringing him within the state." Justice McKenna was the sole dissenter, writing: "Kidnapping is a crime, pure and simple. All of the officers of the state are supposed to be on guard against it. But how is it when the law becomes a kidnapper? When the officers of the law, using it forms, and exerting its power, become abductors?"
--The Trial of William "Big Bill" Haywood by Douglas O. Linder
This Day In History: The First "Trial of the Century."
Thursday, July 9, 2009
The entrance gate on Warm Springs Road (now Avenue) to the Idaho Penitentiary. Unfortunately the stone gate was torn down.
On the back:: "This is the Gate-Way to where we keep the Wild Colo Boys when they get to (sic) mean to live in the hills and this is also where Moryar (sic), Haywood & Pettibone lived while they made a visit to this town."
This is a real photo card picture taken down Warm Springs Avenue in Boise toward the Idaho Pen Entrance. In the far distance we see the penitentiary gate shown below in the picture with Harry Orchard. Can anyone give me more information on this shot? I assume it is taken from the direction of Boise and the bluff we see in the far horizon is part of Table Rock?
Harry, "behind bars" at the Idaho Pen.
ALMOST FREE...but never going to happen.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Publication Title: Fort Wayne News
Content Source: Allen County Library
City: Fort Wayne
Short Description: "The Washington Post" published its first four-page newspaper on December 6, 1877. The historical issues at Footnote begin in July 1904.
Page Number: 1
See my Footnote SPOTLIGHTS for the full article and many others.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, MI
Photo courtesy of Sheri Steunenberg Beersman, Cal's granddaughter.
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Saturday, June 6, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009