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SIXTY WERE KILLED
Increase in the Death
Roll of the Mine
RECOVERING THE BODIES
Perilous Work Performed by
the Heroic Rescue
HORRORS AT RED CANYON.
Among the Victims of the Explosion
Were Many Men of Large
EVANSTO>*,Wyo., March 21.— The total
number now known to have perished in
the mine disaster at Red Canyon last
evening is sixty, of which fifty-one were
married men and nine young men and
boys. Up to this hour the bodies of the
following out of a total of fifty-three who
met their death in the mine have been re
coTered and turned over to their relatives:
Peter Clark, John Morris, David Laurie,
George Hyde, John G. Locke, W. H.
Grieves, Samuel Clay (single), Samuel
Hutchinson, William Morris, Thomas
Booth, Benjamin Coles, Charles Clark,
Willard Brown, James Limb and Fred
Morgan, all men of large families.
This leaves twenty -eight unrecovered
bodies in the mine.
The timbering has been largely blown
out and the walls and roof of the whole in
terior are cracked and shattered so that the
volunteer searching party of eighteen now
seeking the bodies of their comrades are
every moment in danger of being buried.
A coroner's jury has been impaneled
which views the remains as soon as brought
to the surface and turns them over to the
The agonizing cries of widows and chil
dren about the mouth of the mine are
heart-rending. The mules that were in the
mine are so burned that they have to be re
moved on account of the odor before work
Additional details of the explosion which
occurred at Rocky Mountain mine No. 5
i-tate that the whole country around was
shaken and the power plant, fanhouse and
several other buildings wrecked.
Immediately after the explosion Super
intendent Bradbury telephoned to Evans
ton for all the physicians, with an extra
train. The relief corps, carrying lanterns,
got ready to descend, in hopes of rescuing
alive some of the victims. The blacksmith
j-hop was turned into * deadhouse, with
four bodies lying there, one disfigured with
its head blown off, the others less mangled.
Brave men had tried to descend some of
the air and escape slopes without success,
and it was not until three hours after the
explosion that a volunteer party entered
the main entrance to the slopes, "and soon
afterward returned with two bodies. They
reported that caves stopped further prog
ress down the slope.
A party went down to shovel out the
caves, after which the searching party
again entered and the work of securing
bodies was resumed. This slope being down
2000 feet, with nine levels, each one mile
and a half long, will probably require sev
eral days to reach all parts of the mine.
A few lives were saved because of the
time of the explosion. The miners quit
work at 6 o'clock, and it is customary for
them to be near the entrance and come out
just as the whistle blows. A number of
men had come out and some had just left
the entrance to the mine slope, away from
the working tunnel, when the explosion
occurred, thus escaping death.
The explosion is described by many as
most terrific, shaking the whole town and
causing women and children to run into
the streets crying "Oh, my husband," and
"Oh, my papa," with raised hands implor
ing for the safety of the beloved ones. The
explosion is supposed to have come from a
blast setting tire to dust, making a dust ex
plosion, since the mine was supposed to be
free from gas, being well ventilated. The
Rocky Mountain Company, generally
designated as the Central Pacific mines,
have two mines— Nos. 5 and ft— with one
mile face, making two separate mines with
1-50 feet pillars separating them. This
leaves No. 6 unharmed, but deprives the
company of one half of its capacity.
This is the third disastrous explosion in
this vicinity. In 1881 No. 2 mine of the
Rocky Mountain Company exploded, kill
ing thirty-six Chinese and four white men.
In the spring of 1886 Union Pacific mine
No. 4 killed thirteen men.
Newell Beaman, manager, arrived from
Salt Lake to-night, hastening tc£the mine
and is doing all he can for the injured and
bereaved and to reach those still in the
CAVSE OF THE EXPLOSION.
Probably the Work of a Miner With a
Big Charge of Powder.
SALT LAKE, Utah, March 21.— A spe
cial to the Tribune from Evanston, Wyo.,
«ays: Ever since the explosion at Red
Canyon mine work has progressed steadily
in gaining access to it, bringing out the
dead and caring for the bereaved families.
Not one in the mine at the time of the ex
plosion escaped, all being instantly killed.
There may be more than sixty killed, but
that is the number shown after carefully
checking the roll. Of those who were in
jured around the mine Dr. Gamble, the
resident mine physician, has about twenty
five under treatment.
This morning David G. Thomas, State
mine inspector, arrived and will remain
until all the bodies are recovered, and will
thoroughly inspect the mine. He says he
considered this the best ventilated and
safest mine in the State, being free from
gas and with plenty of safety appliances.
AU agree that the cause of the explosion
was a miner putting in a large charge of
powder to throw down a big amount of
coal for the next morning. This charge
set fire to what is known as a dust ex
plosive. This dust, of minute particles of
coal mixed with air, made the dangerous
compound which caused the destruction of
property and carried so many men to
The work of bringing out the dead is
necessarily slow. Besides those killed in
the manway, the balance met death on the
seventh and eighth levels, one-third of a
mile down the slope, bo steep as to make it
dillicult and laborious. Some of the
bodies were partly covered with the caves,
hence requiring searching to find them,
but most of them were lying fully ex
W. J. Cassin, the Coroner of Uintah
County, impaneled a jury, which viewed
the remains brought out, identified them
and permitted the relatives to take posses
sion of the bodies for burial.
Salt Lake and Om/iha were telegraphed
to for corlins, and the burial of the victims
will occur as soon as possible. The dis
tress of the bereaved calls loudly for aid.
The fifty-one women who have been be
reft of the protection and support of their
husbands, with their families, will proba
bly make a total of 300 persons fully worthy
of the deepest sympathy.
There remain yet in the mine about
The known dead are: James Bruce,
| Williard Brown, Samuel Bate, Henry Bur-
I ton, Thomas Booth, Aron Buttee, W. E.
Cox, Jerry Crawford, Samuel Clay, J. T.
Clark, James P. Clark, Charles Clark,
! James W. Clark, Albert Clark, George
Critchley, John Dexter, Angel Deromedi,
J. R. Fearn, W. H. Grieves, W. Graham,
George Hides, J. Pyden, Saul Hutchinson,
Thomas Hutchinson, James Hutchinson,
S. Halston, G. Hardy, I. Johnson, B. Julien,
M. Johnson, Jtynes Limb, John G. Lock,
D. W. Laurie, W. Langdon, M. Langdon,
D. Lloyd, J. Lester, J. Lehti, J. Lapar,
Charles Kasoto, O. Maltby, F. Morgan, W.
Morris, John Morris, J. J. Martin, W.
Miller, W. Mason, H. A. Nyborn, J.
Pheby, William Pope, Henry Scatbern,
William Sellers Jr., William Sellers Sr.,
Matt Silta, Hugh Sloan, William Waystaff
and William Weedop.
For Money Lost at I'oker.
FINDLAY, Ohio, March 21.— Mrs. Bell
B. Trout, wife of Frank H. Trout, a lead
ing merchant, sued Clifford and Gazman,
of the Cafe Royal, and William Marion,
owner of the premises, for $7000 lost at
poker in the cafe. The jury to-day re
turned a verdict allowing her $3500.
SUICIDE OF ADA HATHAWAY.
Her Identification Forms a
Chapter in a Noted
She Figured Prominently at
plttsburg in a breach of
BOSTON, March 21.— The Adams House
suicide was this noon positively identified
as Ada Hathaway by three women
residents of this city who called at the
undertaker's rooms. One of the women
stated that she had met the dead girl two
years ago and that she knew she was in
love with 'Dick" Laird and she believed
unrequited affection and financial troubles
caused the suicide.
PITTSBURG, March 21.— The identifica
tion of the woman who committed suicide
at the Adams House in Boston as Ada
Hathaway forms a chapter in a scandal
which first came to the surface in
this city on August 6 last. On the evening
of that day Ada Hathaway called at the
office of the wholesale shoehouse of Laird
& Ray and had a long com rsation with
Richard Laird, one of the partners. What
passed between them is not known, but
Laird was seen to push her through the
door, when she tried to force her way back
again, and the police took her in charge.
On the way to the police station she
placed to her mouth a handkerchief satu
rated with chloroform, but it was taken
away from her before any harm was done.
On the morning after her arrest she
promised to leave town, and was escorted
b3' an officer to the hotel where she had
been stopping. Upon reaching her room
she placed a revolver to her breast and
threatened to kill herself if any one ap
proached her. Finally after much persua
sion she was provided with a ticket and
$20 by Laird and took a train for Boston,
but on arriving at Philadelphia she took
the first train back to Pittsburg. The fol
lowing day she retained an attorney and
entered suit against Laird for the part he
took in forcing her to leave the city, and
afterward entered a suit for breach of
promise of marriage. A short time after
the scandal came out the firm of Laird &
Ray was dissolved, and the former left the
ELECTRICAL STRIKE SETTLED.
Very Few Privileges Gained by the Men
Who Went Out.
NEW YORK, March 21.— The electrical
wiremen's strike, which commenced on
February 18, was declared off to-day.
With the single exception of having the
eight-hour day started on May 1 instead of
May 15, the strikers have not gained any
privileges which they did not enjoy prior
to the strike.
Bishop Henry C. Potter, president of the
board of mediation and conciliation, and
President Felix Adler of the same body
were mainly instrumental in bringing
about the settlement which was signed on
Wednesday evening by representatives of
all the organizations interested. The basis
of the settlement is that the electrical
workers at present employed be subjected
to an examination as to competency, in
accordance with the rule heretofore pre
vailing in the trade. The Electrical
Workers' Union declares its readiness to
accept in their union all persons who have
satisfactorily passed such examination,
irrespective of their action in the present
strike; but the men employed at present
by the Electrical Contractors' Association
shall, if they wish, join the union without
interference from their employers or pen
alties imposed by the union. The Electri
cal Contractors' Association agrees to
grant the eight-hour day on May 1, 1895.
All other matters at issue will be subject to
mutual agreement between the Electrical
Contractors' Association and the Electri
cal Union, represented by their employes.
GETS A XEW TRIAL.
The Xorth Dakota Supreme Court Favors
a Murderer. 0
MANDAN, N. D., March 21.— William
O. Pancoast, bank robber and wife-mur
derer, sentenced to hang May 23, gets a new
trial. Pancoast robbed the Medina (Ohio)
Bank of several thousand dollars and ran
away to Canada, then to Minneapolis,
where he cnanged his name to Myron O.
Kent, married Miss Julia Holmes, and in
1892 moved to a farm near Mandan.
In March, 1894, Mrs. Kent was murdered
and Kent disappeared. A hired man named
Sorabeski was arrested and confessed that
be killed Mrs. Kent for $1800, promised
him by Kent. Kent was arrested in Colo
rado, brought back and convicted of mur
der in the first degree.
The Supreme Court of Dakota, in grant
ing a new trial, holds that when the de
fendant presents an affidavit stating that
he cannot have a fair trial by reason of the
bias and prejudice of the Judge, it is the
absolute duty of such Judge to call in an
other Judge to help try the case. The
court says the word "may" in the statute
must be construed as mandatory.
Mrs. Ely's Tragic Death.
NORWICH, Conn., March 21.— Mrs. Ed
win Ely, who was identified as the woman
killed on the Camden railroad after having
escaped from the hospital at Bryn Mawr,
Perm., where she was under treatment for
melancholia, was the wife of Edwin S. Ely
of this city. By the death of her father
recently she inherited $500,000.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1895.
FANNED BY THE GALE.
Fire Destroys Valuable
Property at Sioux
BIG OIL TANKS ABLAZE.
Such a Sight Caused a Wild
Stampede Among the
WAREHOUSES ARE CONSUMED.
The Flames Controlled After a Loss
of Five Hundred Thousand
SIOUX CITY, lowa, March 21.— One of
the most serious tires in the history of
Sioux City completely destroyed the ware
house of the Western Transfer Company
to-day, together with its contents, entail
ing a loss of more than $200,000. The high
wind which was blowing carried the fire to
the linseed-oil mill across the street and it
was partly destroyed and the greater part
of its contents consumed, making a total
loss of $500,000.
The wind, which had been from the
southeast, now changed and increased in
velocity, blowing for a time directly from
the East. This communicated the names
to the two big tanks owned by the linseed
oil mills and the platform on which they
rested began to burn. Thousands of peo
ple had congregated by this time, and
when they saw the tanks on fire there was
a wild stampede. The storage building
was an immense structure, 500x60 feet, in
cluding the brick storage annex.
The main part of the elevator was five
stories high and had a capacity of 150,000
bushels. In the bins at the time were
stored 100,000 bushels of flaxseed and on
the lower floor several thousand tons of
linseed oil cake was ready for the market.
In the annex the oil was in large tanks,
having an estimated capacity of 120.000
gallons. When it was plain that nothing
could be done toward saving the imple
ment warehouse, the firemen turned their
attention to saving the oilmill storage
house. Mayor Fletcher telegraphed to
Lamars and Missouri Valley for the fire
departments in those towns, and they
were booh ready to respond, but when it
was found that the fire could be controlled
messages were sent to hold them back.
The back end of the transfer company
was a mammoth frame structure six stories
high, covered with corrugated iron. The
iron aided the flames, as it kept water
from reaching the woodwork. The huge
four-story and basement warehouse, lOOx
150, was filled from top to bottom with
farm implements and machinery, valued
at about $200,000. This machinery was
owned by about twenty implement com
panies in different parts of the United
The list of the companies is as follows:
Rock Island Plow Company, Rock Island,
111.; Nebraska Plow Company, Omaha,
Nebr. ; Sandwich Manufacturing Com
pany, Sandwich, 111.; Walter A. Wood
Harvester Company, St. Paul; J. F. Sei
berting <fc Co., Akron, Ohio; Aultman &
Taylor Machinery Company, Mansfield,
Ohio; Advance Thresher Company, Battle
Creek, Mich.; Kingman &, Cox, Omaha;
Norwegian Plow Company, Dubuque,
Iowa; Chambers, Bering & Quintan Com
pany, Decatur, 111. ; F. B. Tate & Co., De
catur; Hurst, Dunn & Co., Peoria; Rock
ford Manufacturing Company, Rockford,
111.; Sterling Manufacturing Company,
Dayton, Ohio; James Selby & Co., Peoria,
111.; Selby, Starr & Co., Peoria; Acme
Harvester Company, Pekin, 111.
The contents of the burned warehouse
carried insurance aggregating $31,750, in
the following companies : Insurance Com
pany of North America, $3650; Liverpool,
London and Globe, $4000; Royal, $6000;
Commercial Union, $."000; Phoenix, $3000;
Norwich Union, $3000; Traders', $3600;
Franklin, $2000; Philadelphia Underwrit
ers, $4000; Pennsylvania Fire, $2000.
The warehouse itself was protected by
$30,000 insurance in the Liverpool, London
and Globe Company. Insurance on the oil
mill cannot be ascertained. The Franklin
and Pennsylvania companies each carried
$3000 and the Commercial Union $6000 on
seed in the elevator. The value of the con
tents of the elevator at the market price
would make the loss $300,000.
LIBERATED ALL THE PRISONERS.
Three Masked Men Cause a Jail Delivery
WICHITA, Kans., March 21.— A special
to the Eagle from Woodward, O. T., to
night, says that three masked men went
into the jail armed with Winchesters and
liberated all the prisoners. They marched
the jailer about half a mile over the prairie
adjoining the town, where they kept him
long enough for the prisoners to get away
before the alarm could be given. Among
the noted prisoners released are Tom Yose,
Ed Lehr and Curly Dennis. A posse is
organizing to scour the country,
HEAVIEST SALE O-V RECORD.
Big Shipment of Corn to the Atlantic
ST. LOUIS, March 21.— The heaviest sale
of grain in volume ever made in this mar
ket was consummated to-day. It was made
by the United Elevator Company to the E.
B. White Grain Company, and consisted of
700,000 busnels of No. 2 corn. The ship
ment is to be made between now and April
5, and goes by rail to the Atlantic sea
May Harrow the Money.
ST. LOUIS, March 21.— The receivers
of the St. Louis and San Francisco Rail
road to-day petitioned Judge Caldwell, of
the United States Circuit Court of Ap
peals, for the advance by way of a loan
of half of $261,4% 06, to the Atlantic ajid
Pacific Equipment Company. This loan
was to be given on account of rolling
stock. Judge Caldwell granted the
Millionaire Clark's Purchase.
SALT LAKE, March 21.— A special to
the Herald from Butte, Mont., says: W.
A. Clark, the millionaire mine-owner of
this city, has purchased the refinery, cop
per and brass works of Wallace & Son", at
Asonia, Conn., for |1,000,000. The property
will be used to work the United Verde
mines of Clark in Arizona.
Came Under Contract.
NEW YORK, March 21.— A large con
signment of diamond-cutters arrived to
day on the Majestic from Liverpool. There
were 125 of them. They were detained and
sent to Ellis Island, suspected of being
contract laborers. They will be given a
I speedy examination, and those who prove
1 to have come over under contract will be
sent back, in accordance with the decision
of Secretary Carlisle last Saturday, that
diamond-cutting was not a new industry,
as the importers of this city have claimed.
EARIfIXGS OF THE ATCHISOX.
An Increase in the System and Its
CHICAGO, March 21.-The earnings of
the Atchison system proper for the second
week of March were $541,814, an increase of
$17,561; for the month to date $1,073,239,
an increase of $39,280.
The earnings of the Colorado Midland
were for the week $29,596, an increase of
$4091; for the month to date $55,052, in
The earnings of the Atlantic and Pacific
were for the week $72,040, an increase of
$3667 ; for the month to date $138,046, an
increase of $4815.
The net earnings for the Atchison sys
tem, all lines, for the week were $753,323,
an increase of $21,986; for the month to
date, $1,491,010, an increase of $42,957. All
the earnings given are gross earnings.
THREE STEAMERS OVERDUE.
It Is Thought They Are Delayed by
BALTIMORE, March 21.— Three large
ocean steamships are now overdue at this
port. They are the Johnson liners Balti
more and Mentmore, which have been out
twenty days from Liverpool, and the Dutch
tank steamship from Rotterdam La Cam
paigne, over three weeks at sea. The trip
should not have occupied over seventeen
or eighteen days. It is thought the ves
sels have been delayed by stormy weather.
CAMPBELL TO SHOW CAUSE.
Ordered to Purge Himself of
Contempt Before a Tam
The Ex-Congressman Accused of
Making "a False and In
NEW YORK, March 21.— Judge Mc-
Adams has bsued an order returnable at 2
o'clock to-morrow calling on ex-Congress
man Timothy J. Campbell to show why he
should not be punished for contempt of
court for statements made by him at the
hearing of his contest against Henry C.
Miner for the representation of the Eighth
Campbell alleges that John Simpson,
the Republican candidate, was replaced on
the list of candidates by a mandamus of a
Tammany Judge (McAdams), and directed
to Tammany Police Commissioners.
The District Attorney's office was noti
fied to have a representative present in
Judge McAdams' court to-morrow, when
Mr. Campbell has been ordered to appear
to show cause why he should not be pun
ished for contempt for publishing a "false
and grossly inaccurate statement" concern
ing the Judge.
WHISKY TRUST RECEIVERSHIP.
Some More Sensational Developments
May Be Expected.
INDIANAPOLIS, March 21. — Louis
Ewbanks of Indianapolis said to-day that
more sensational developments in the
whisky trust receivership may be expected
soon. Relative to the deed being filed in
the various counties by order of the United
States court he said : : ..---. •
"This deed, now in the hands of the
Recorder of Dearborn County, actually
conveys less than one-fifth of the real
estate belonging to the trust and none of
the personal estate. The descriptions are
printed in small, close-set type and cover
eleven large pages, and the phrases which
declare continued ownership of the per
sonal estate and of so much of the real
estate are introduced in about the middle
of the page in an inobstrusivo manner. Of
course, the action of the oftieera in using a
printed description of the property in
which these objectionable phrases are
found, and thereby failing to obey the
order of the court, may have been entirely
innocent, and if so .they will doubtless
hasten to execute a new deed actually con
veying the property which it describes."
IMPORTING FLAX SEED.
Large Quantities Shipped From Argen
tine to Thix Country.
NEW YORK, March 21. -The arrival at
this port early in the week of a steamer
from the Argentine Republic with a cargo
of 120,000 bushels of flax seed has brought
to light some interesting facts. It seems
that quite a trade has been going on in
seed from the far-away country for some
time past, about 500,000 bushels of the Ar
gentine seed having already been sold here.
Another vessel with a cargo similar to the
one received here this week is due here
next week. The seed, although dirty, is
reported to be of good quality and the price
is equal to $1 28 per bushel duty paid, the
latter amounting to 20 cents per bushel.
Crushers get a rebate on oil cake exported,
which makes the net price about $1 20 paid
for the Southern American article. Ameri
can flax seed is quoted nominally at $1 50
and $1 55. It is interesting to note that
two years ago America exported large
quantities of flax seed. Now she is im
LESTER HALLIDAY'S DEATH.
J'olire Think It a Case of Suicide and
BUFFALO, N. V., March 21.— Lester T.
Halliday died to-day and the police do not
know whether to believe his ants-mortem
statement or that he committed suicide.
With his dying breath Halliday reiterated
the story, but the bullet that pierced his
lung did not perforate his coat and vest.
The shot was fired close to the body and
the revolver was found where it had" been
flung from the bridge, all tending to con
firm the suicide theory rather than that of
robbery. The police have made two ar
rests. The suspects are Lillian Preston
and Galvin Baker, the former Halliday's
sweetheart and the latter his rival. The
woman accuses Baker of threatening Halli
day's life, though Baker does not answer
the description Halliday gave of his as
MAY PROCEED TO BVBIXESS.
An Injunction Against Louisiana's
Board of Arbitration Dissolved.
NEW ORLEANS, March 21.— Judge F. D.
King to-day decided the injunction pro
ceedings filed against the State Board of
Arbitration by the Streetcar Presidents'
Union in favor of the board. The board
was investigating the grievances of car
drivers when it was enjoined from pro
ceeding any further. The decision now
allows it to proceed to business, and the be
lief ie that the board will now take up the
levee troubles and find a way of settlement.
Mrs. Gougar's Libel Case,
BOSTON, March 21.— 1n the United
States Circuit Court to-day Judge Putnam
granted the motion of the plaintiff for a
new trial in the libel case of Mrs. Helen
M. Gougar of Lafayette, Ind., vs. Congress
man Elijah J. Morse of this State.
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CAN'T SELECT A SENATOR.
One More Sensation in the
All the Democrats Desert Chan
cellor WOLCOTT, THE
DOVER, Del., March 21.— There was an
other sensation at the State House to-day
when the two branches of the Legislature
met in joint session to nominate a Senator.
All of the Democrats deserted Chancellor
Walcott, the caucus nominee, and cast their
votes for Edward Ridgely of Dover.
When the last ballot was taken yester
day, six of Higgins' supporters, who had
temporarily deserted his cause for E. G.
Bradford, returned to their first choice and
the ex-Senator received seven votes at the
close. To-day there were two ballots and
Mr. Higgins was only given one vote, a
new man, Benjamin Fields of Wilmington,
receiving seven of the Republican votes.
Addick s lines remain unbroken, his origi
nal supporters sticking to him. The hall
was crowded and the injection of new
names into the fight provided much food
for gossip and speculation.
MISS STEVENSON ENGAGED.
The Vice-Preaident'a Daughter Will Wed
Martin D. Hardin.
DANVILLE, Ky., March 21.— The report
is confirmed of the engagement of Miss
Julia Stevenson, daughter of Vice-Presi
dent Stevenson, and Martin D. Hardin,
son of Watt P. Hardin, candidate for the
Democratic nomination for Governor of
Mr. Hardin junior is a bright young man
and a student in the theological seminary
at Danville, Ky. Members of the Steven
son and Hardin families are pleased with
the prospect of the union of the young
The wedding will take place in a few
months, but it will be an exceedingly quiet
affair, owing to the recent death of Miss
WAS XOT PRIVATE PROPERTY.
Cases of Those Who Took Mrs. Likens'
DENVER, March 21.— Judge Hallett, in
the United States District Court to-day,
after hearing the evidence for the prosecu
tion in the case against Dennis Mullins,
ex-president of the Police Board, Hamilton
Armstrong, ex-Chief of Police, and Miss
Kate Dwyer, ex-assistant police matron,
charged with embezzlement of a letter in
tended for Mrs. Sadie Likens, police
matron, granted a motion to dismiss the
complaint, and the defendants were dis
charged. The court held that the letter
could not be considered private property,
as it was addressed to the matron of the
International Christian Workers.
PHILADELPHIA, March 21.— The dis
trict convention of the International Chris
tian Workers' Association opened in Grace
Baptist Temple to-day. The morning ses
sion was devoted to addresses by the visit
ing clergy. The convention will be in
session until Tuesday, the 20th inst.
Hill Pay All Ifrpositors.
WARRENSBURG, Mo., March 21.—
The Johnson County Savings Bank closed
its doors again this afternoon. A card on
the door annoiinces that the directors
deem it inadvisable to continue business
longer, and a receiver will be appointed,
but there will be sufficient money to pay
all depositors as soon as collections can be
made. This bank closed about two months
ago, but resumed business again soon
UTAH'S XEW CONSTITUTION.
Various Matters of Importance Consid
ered by the Convention.
SALT LAKE, March 21.— Very little
progress was made to-day in the constitu
tional convention. The committee of the
whole took up section 4 of the preamble
and declaration of rights, referring to taxa
tion of church property, etc., and after a
long debate the whole section was laid on
The section referring to the suspension
of the habeas corpus precipitated consider
able discussion. When the convention ad
journed, section 10, referring to trial by
jury, was being discussed.
OVERFLOW OF A. RESERVOIR.
Plenty of Water in Sew Mexico to Irri
SANTA FE, N. Mex., March 21.— Water
began pouring through the spillway of the
big reservoir here to-day. Work has been
progressing for two years and now a lake
is formed half a mile long, a quarter of a
mile wide and seventy feet deep. There is
enough water flowing through the canyon
to fill this reservoir at least three times a
year and work will therefore be pushed on
a second reservoir, which one will hold
water enough to irrigate 6uoo acres of valley
CHIPPED OUT ALL THE GOLD.
Systematic Stealing Carried On
by the mccloskey
They Cleaned Up a Little For
tune at Pikes Peak Before
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March
21.— Solon McCloskey and Tremont Mc-
Closkey, arrested at Cripple Creek on the
charge of stealing ore from the Union
Gold Mining Company, were brought to
this city and released after furnishing $5000
bail each. The complaint alleges that sys
tematic stealing was carried on for about
one year and aggregates a sum of between
$50,000 and $100,000.
The McCloskey brothers had a lease on
the main workings of the Pikes Peak
lode, which they secured from the Union
Company. Some time ago the royalty on
ore from the lease decreased to a very low
The company began an investigation
which ended in the arrest of the brothers.
It is claimed that their method was to
chip off gold-bearing rock from the quartz
they mined and subject it to a process of
their own in order to get the gold out of it.
The ore they had subjected to this test was
then, it is charged, mixed with common
rock on the dump and shipped to the
smelters. Consequently the smelter re
turns were not half what they would have
been had they not the greater part of the
gold been chipped out of the quartz, the
retorts thus secured being kept by the
miners, who did not have to share the
A Forest fire. Raging-
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Marcn 21.— A
forest fire that has already burned over
twenty-five acres of valuable timber is rag
ing within two miles of Egg Harbor City
to-night. Several residences are in the
path of the flames and gangs of men are
working to save them from destruction.
WAR AGAINST THE BROKERS
London Police Trying to Keep
Lively Rumpus Caused by At
tempting to Check Curb
LONDON", March 21.— For three even
ings past Throckmorton street in the busi
ness portion of London, a thoroughfare
where, after hours, a curbstone market is
held, has been a scene oi great disorder.
Throckmorton street being quite narrow,
the assemblage of brokers almost com
pletely blocked it from 4 p. m. to 6:30 p. m.
On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
there was no serious trouble although the
police were vigorously chaffed.
This evening, however, when the brokers
gathered in Throckmorton street, the po
lice diverted vehicles unnecessarily into
that thoroughfare with the view of dis
persing the crowd. Mr. Paxton, a promi
nent member of the Stock Exchange, ex
! postulated with a police inspector and
this caused a renewal of the disorder, re
sulting in the arrest of Paxton. The ar
rest caused great excitement and a
crowd of brokers attempted to
rescue the prisoner, who had to be taken
to the police station through a by street,
The brokers seemed pleased that a promi
nent man of the Stock Exchange was ar
! rested, declaring that the question whether
Tkrockmorton street can be used after
hours as a market will now be settled. The
general opinion expressed is that the
police will be worsted, as a market has
been held in that street without interfer
ence for years, the street dealings being
chiefly in American and South American
Cuban Rebels Surprised.
MADRID, March 21.— A dispatch from,
Havana states that on Monday last Gen
eral Grarrich surprised a band of rebels
and killed six of them. A number of
horses and a quantity of arms were cap
tured by the Government troops.
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS IN BRIEF.
The business portion of Lafayette, La., was
destroyed by fire.
The Secretary of the Treasury has appointed
William Martin Aiken of Cincinnati Supervise
ing Architect, vice O'Rourke, resigned.
New York gossips say that there is every
prospect that John W. Mackay Jr. and Miss
Consuelo Vanderbilt will wed. MLss Vanderbiit
is now in Europe, and it is said that Mr. Mackay
will soon follow her.
The recently elected directors of the Missouri
Pacific met in New York and elected executive
officers as follows: George J. Gould, president:
C. G. Warner, vice-president and general
auditor; A. H. Calef. secretary and treasurer;
John F. Dillon, general counsel.
Sadie Robinson was found guilty of man
slaughter and Clarence guilty of murder in the
second degree. Clarence Robinson wu sen
tenced to life imprisonment and Sadie to
twenty years. Their crime was the killing oi
Montgomerie Gibbs of Buffalo, N. Y.
Ten of the eleven indicted New York police
officials appeared before Justice Ingraham and
pleaded not guilty. The absentee was ex-
Wardman James Burns, who is said to be out
of the city. It is said the defense will be pre
pared by Colonel E. L. James, who will have
the assistance of Tracey, Boardman <fc Platt, a.
J. Elkus, Emanuel M. Friend and Louis J.
Keats seemed to regard "Endymion" as
his best, though one of his biographers
says that he spoke very well of ''Hyperion."