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The Resurrection Peace
Message Which the Risen Lord Brings
to His Disciples.
Sermon ty the "Highway and Byway Preacher.
Chicago, Sunday, April 3. 1904.
Text: "Jesus came and ftood in the
ir.inft. nnd saith unto them, Peace be unto
jou. jonn zu:i.
HE scene of our
text was in an up
per room at Jeru
salem, possibly the
very place where
Jesus had last
met with His dis
ciples and had
eaten the passover
bolted doors . the
troubled and per
had eathered to
talk over the won
derful events of that eventful Resur
rection day. The empty tomb, the vis-
Jon of angels and their story of a risen
Lord, the appearance of Jesus first to
Mary Magdalene, then to the other
women, then to Peter, and then to the
two disciples on their way to Emmaii3
all these strange things troubled
them. Within their hearts was a
strange mixture of fear and hope, of
guilty conscience and superstitious
dread, coupled with the terror of the
Jewish rulers who had wrought such
bloody work in the condemnation and
crucifixion of Jesus. No wonder they
were ill at ease and troubled in spirit.
One of them only a few hours before
had cursed and sworn and denied that
he knew Jesus. Two others had been
clamoring under the very shadow of
the cross as to which should have the
chief place in His kingdom. Three of
them had fallen asleep in the hour of
His agony in the garden, when most
of all He needed their sympathy. And
all of them had forsaken Him and
fled and left. Him alone to endure the
indignities and tortures of the trial
and the suffering and death on the
cross. And, with all this dark back
ground of memory, is it strange that,
as they gathered in that upper room
after the surprising events of that day,
they should be fearful and troubled?
Realizing that their Lord was risen,
and yet not understanding its form
and meaning, conscious that in the
darkest hours of Jesus' need they had
proved faithless, is it to be wondered
that as Luke tells us "they were terri
fied and affrighted?" And it was to
such a group of disciples that Jesus
came and spoke His reassuring words
cf . "Peace."
Ur)EACE!" ."Peace which passeth all
1 understanding;" Peace which
makes the troubled sea a calm. Peace
which makes the soul indifferent to en
emies without; to trial, persecution,
hardship, danger. Peter who had cow
ered before a maiden and in fear de
nied his Lord, learned what that peace
meant, and he could face Jewish mobs
and preach fearlessly; he could stand
boldly in the presence of the Jewish
rulers and charge them with the death
of Jesus. And so with all the other dis
ciples. As the peace of the risen Lord
came to rule in their hearts they were
indifferent alike to dangers, or trials,
or persecutions. They always rod?
above the storm, for they knew the
meaning and power of the resurrec
tion, and that no peril, no difficulty,
no assault of the enemy could come to
them except it was the will of their ris
en Lord and for His glory and the ad
vancement of His kingdom among
men. Peace! that wonderful peace
which comes from the conscious pres
ence of the living Lord. Surely, if
that message of peace marked the Res
urrection day so long ago, it should
continue to be the message for all
time, for consider how He who "made
peace through the blood of His cross,"
and spake peace after His mighty vic
tory over "death and the grave," Is now
at the right hand of the Father in Hea
ven, and ever liveth to make interces
sion for the saints. Peace, the peace
which Jesus gives, is for you and me.
We cannot live victoriously or joy
fully without it. Let us receive the
message of peace. Let us understand
'HERE were three distinct phases
to the fearful troubled condition of
the disciples' hearts as they gathered
in that upper room that night, and
they set forth similar conditions which
exist with Christians to-day. First of
all. their hearts were filled with doubts
end with a sense of their disloyalty and
faithlessness to their Lord. In the
second place, they were in mortal
dread of the Jewish rulers, and lastly,
their life's hopes and plans, their ex
pectation of filling a glorious mission,
were all shattered and gone, and they
knew not whither to turn. A doubt
ing and guilty heart, a cowardly fear
of enemies, a dark, uncertain future
what kind of condition was this?
Surely there was no peace there. Sure
ly it could not be expected that those
disciples were ready or able to do ef
ficient or faithful service. And how
can it be expected of you and me that
we can serve our Lord with honor and
puccess while doubt and guilty con
science crowd our hearts? What kind
of soldiers will we make If we fear
and tremble before the enemy and dare
not stand boldly forth for truth and
righteousness? To what purpose will
we serve if we do not realize our high
calling and destiny? How is it with
you, dear Christian? Are you a stran
ger to that peace shieh drives out doubt,
which endures with holy courage,
which inspires with a conscious mis
sion? It is not your Lord's will for
y,'.- , He longs to come and stand in
by ). M. Edson.)
your midst and speak peace to your
heart; to take away all doubt, to give
you His courage, to point you to your
place and purpose in life. And the
reason you have not that peace is be
cause the resurrection of your Lord
is not a real, living, vital hope within
you. You do not realize the height and
depth and length and breadth of its
meaning. You have accepted the fact
of Christ's resurrection. You believe
it much as those disciples believed it
as they talked in a vague and wonder
ing way about the miraculous events
of that day. You need to have Jesus
come and speak peace with all of its
fullness and sweetness to your heart,
even as He did to the disciples on that
first Resurrection day.
DEACE came to the disciples as they
1 realized the literalness and mean
ing of the resurrection of Christ. And
so must peace come to the heart of the
Christian always. The consciousness
that his Lord is a living Lord, a Lord
who is in Heaven at the right hand of
God, the Father, with the changed and
glorified body of the flesh which He
possessed during His earthly career,
must thrill his being, chasing away doubt,
giving heroism and definiteness of pur
pose. Oh, but you say, if I could only
have stood with those disciples in that
upper room and beheld with the natural
eye the risen Lord, if I could have had
the convincing proof which was vouch
safed to Thomas and put my fingers in
the nail prints in His hands and feet.
and thrust my hand in His side, then
would the resurrection of Christ be more
real and certain to me, and it would ex
ert a more powerful influence over my
life. Ah, faithless one, you forget what
Jesus said: "Blessed are they that have
not seen, and yet have believed." You'
forget how convincingly and overwhelm
ingly God has testified to the resurrec
tion of Christ by His witnesses during
those 40 days, until the company of dis
ciples gathered on Mount Olivet beheld
the risen Lord ascend into Heaven there
to remain until the Gospel had been
preached to every nation and His church
had been made complete. You forget
how to Paul was granted a vision of
the risen Christ, and how Stephen saw
Heaven's portals roll back and beheld
the risen and ascended Christ standing
at the right hand of God. You forget
that we have a witness within, the Holy
Spirit, to testify of the Christ and make
real auC certain tcr us all the wonderful
truth about Jesus' crucifixion add' res
THE resurrection confirms and illu
minates the sacrifice made on the
cross, it overcomes deathand it proves
the earnest of present conquest and ul
timate and glorious triumph. "A dead
Christ," says Edersheim, "might have
been a Teacher and a Wonder-Worker,
and remembered and loved as such.
But only a living and risen Christ
could be the Saviour, the Life, and
the Life-giver, and as such preached
to all men." And you remember how
forcibly Paul puts rt to the Corin
thians, to whom some false teachers
were declaring that there was no res
urrection. He says: "If the dead are
not raised, neither hath Christ been
raised; and if Christ hath not been
raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet
in your sins." This fact of the resur
rection is "the foundation of the
Church, the inscription of the banner
of her armies, the strength and com
fort of every Christian heart, and the
grand hope of humanity." How glori
ous and full of meaning i3 the cross
when we know that on the other side
is the empty tomb and the risen Lord.
What did the cross mean to those dis
ciples until they understood the reality
of Christ's resurrection? Thev knpw
that cross had borne the body of their
Lord. They saw His body embalmed in
spices and laid in the sepulcher. But
think you that during those dark and
awful days they realized what that
cross meant to them? Think you that
they realized that Jesus had died for
their sins and the sins of the whole
worm: ininit you inai mey had a
sense of sins forgiven? I tell you nay.
for such was impossible until they
realized and understood His resurrec
tion. The disciples had seen the dead
raised, but it was only to this life.
The dissolution of the body must be
endured again. The widow's son must
die again and be buried; Lazarus must
again go into the tomb. They sa"v
death controlled, but not overcome.
But when they saw Jesus risen and
changed in His glorified body, the
knew that death had been overcome.
"Death was swallowed up in victory."
And with a Lord who could overcome
gatan in the wilderness, who could
endure the cross, and march In tri
umph through the tomb, overcoming
death and the grave what confidence
and conscious power would be born In
the hearts of His followers. With
such a Conqueror and such a Leader
it needed only the command "Go ye,"
and the descent of the Holy Spirit,
to send the disciples forth to the con
quest and on, on. towards the glorious
triumph which is yet to crown the
banner and cross of Jesus Christ. The
light and glory of the resurrection
reach back to the cross and vitilize the
sacrifice there made, fill all the present
with mighty power and hope, and ex
tend on and on through eternity.
U IT THEN the disciples saw the Lord
W they were glad." Glad because
all doubt was taken away, and glad be
cause their Lord came with a message
of peace, instead of accusation and con
demnation. Ah, how the doubts had
surged through their hearts during
those days of loss and sorrow. Ah, how
bitter was their sense of guilt as they re
membered their desertion of their Lord.
No wonder fear filled their hearts. No
wonder they were troubled when they
saw their Lord. Sin and faithlessness
make cowards of us all, 'and we are
filled with confusion and fear at the
thought of meeting the Lord. Are doubts
filling your heart, oh, Christian? Are
you bearing about a load of guilt and
sin? Are you conscious of having dis
honored your Lord, of having fled duty's
call, of having sought your own desires
and pleasures? Then let Jesus come Into
your heart and speak His message of
peace. As j-ou wait in His presence, let
the Spirit confirm to your heart as never
before the blessed reality of your Lord's
resurrection. Then peace will come.
Doubts will disappear before the mighty
fact of the resurrection, and you will real
ize that He speaks of peace instead of
condemnation because He has borne
your sins and your condemnation upon
the cross. But doubts and sins were not
the only things" that prevented peace rul
ing in the hearts of the disciples. There
were external causes for fear and trouble.
The Jews who had taken the life of their
Lord might come and drag them to death.
They were filled with terror and sa be
hind doubly-barred doors. It seemed to
them as though the powers of evil were
triumphant. They felt themselves power
less and undone. There could be no peace
while they cowered before the enemies
of Christ. Jesus came and revealed Him
self unto them as the risen Christ that
they might know that all power was
iven unto Him in Heaven and in earth.
That the seeming triumph of evil was
only fulfilling the plans and purposes of
God and working out His victory. Oh,
Christian! Have jou ever been over
whelmed with the sense of the power of
evil? Have you ever felt that the forces
that were against you were mightier
than those for you? Such experiences do
come. But turn to the risen Christ and
let Him speak to your heart, peace. As
you realize His risen power and glory.
how the enemies about you will fade into
insignificance! As you see your Lord.
you will know that victory is yours and
that no harm can befall you or persecu
tion come which will not work out the
glory and honor and purposes of God.
A ND peace came to those disciples as
il they became conscious of a new
call to service. Hopes had been shat
tered. Prospects dimmed. Jesus had
called some from their fishing nets,
and others from various avocations
to unite with Him in the establishing
of a kingdom. They had been filled
with expectation and hope. They be
lieved in their Lord and His claims,
and they believed still in His claims.
but death had cut short their hopes
and expectations, and they knew not
whither to turn. Their mission was
ended. Their visions or eiorv and
honor and power were gone. And
vyUu ucn disappointment and dis
couragement ruling in their hearts
they knew not what peace was.
Ana nas it not been so with you
and me? Some cherished purpose
or plan, some lifelong ambition has
seemingly been ruthlessly shatter and
ended. Disappointed and discouraged,
your heart has known an unrest and dis
tress which is almost unbearable. So it
seamed to the disciples in that upper
room, and so it seems to you and me.
sometimes. But a second time Jesus says
to His disciples: "Peace be unto you,"
and then He adds the reassuring words:
"As the Father hath sent Me, even so
send I you." What! Everything not
lost! What! A new and Important mis
sion ahead, a new call to service! Sure
ly! As the Lord liveth! That which has
preceded has only been preparation.
That which lies ahead Is the great work
to be done, the mighty mission to be ful
filled. The failures, the mistakes, the
sins behind shall be but stepping stones
to more complete service in the future.
The disciples began to know that dav
what the peace of Christ meant as they
heard His words and as they beheld His
risen form. And so may you and I at this
Easter time hear Jesus Eay to our hearts:
"Peace." And as the heart begins to
realize as never before the realitj- of the
risen and living Lord, doubts will dis
appear, the glory of the cross will hide
our sin and guilt forever, fear and dread
of evil will vanish before the all-conquer
ing presence of Christ, and consciousness
of a new commission in the service of
Christ will be felt. To you and me Jesus
says: "Peace, as the Father hath sent
Me, even so send I you."
ONE word more about the peace which
Christ gives. It is His peace. Think'
of it! Not something which I work up
from within, but something which Jesus
sends to my heart from Himself. HIS"
PEACE. And it is not given as the world
gives, with danger of loss or with time
limit attached to it, but given unceasing-
ly, unstintedly, eternally.
Wrought by the Spirit of Might.
In thy deepest sorrow and sorest strife.
In the changes and chances of mortal life,
it is thine, beloved! Christ's own bequest.
Which vainly the Tempter shall strive to
it Is now thy right.
Look for its bright increase;
Deepening, widening, year by year.
Like a sunlit river, strong, calm, and clear;
Lean on His love through this earthly vale.
For His word and His work shall never fall.
And "He is our Peace." "
Yea,' and it is not only peace to the
Christian but God promises
To him that Js far away.
Turn. O wanderer! why wilt thou die-.
When the peace Is made that shall bring
LUten, O rebel! the heralds proclaim
The King s own peace through a Saviour's
Then yield to-day.
Through Him who for ail hath died!
Wider the terms than thy deepest guilt,
Or in vain were the blood of our Surety
Even because thou art far away
To thee lthe message of peace to-day.
Peace through the Crucified."
JUMPED FROM TOP
OF II SKYSCRAPER
Suicide Takes Novel Means of End
ing His Life.
EVERY BONE IN BODY BROKEN
People Who Were Passim; on th
Street Ran Awny in Horror
Was Knonn In I,ou-
New York, April 2. Sidney Johnston
Hayden, of the Hotel Holley, this city.
Friday jumped to the street from the
top floor of the 21-story skyscraper at
Broadway and New streets. Nearly
svery bone in his body was broken
When he jumped his body made ono
'ull turn backward and struck the
pavement with fearful force. Most of
:he persons who were passing in the
Jtreet ran away in horror.
ITaydon was 53 years old. Nothing
is known about the- suicide or his bus!
oess affairs. In his pocket was a letter
from General Auditor Young of the
Union Pacific railway, indicating that
Haydon had recently applied to him
for a position.
W:is Known In I.onisville.
Louisville, Ky., April 2 Sidney
Johnson Haydon, who committed sui
ride in New York by jumping from the
top floor of a skyscraper, was prom
inent as a railroad man, and related
to many prominent Kentuckians. Dur
ing his residence in Louisvflle, some
years ago, he was one of the chief
clerks in the auditor's office of the
Louisville &. Nashville road. After
leaving Louisville he became auditor
of the Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf
road. Later he opened an office as ex
pert accountant in New York. He was
a bachelor. His mother, Mrs. Anna G.
Haydon, of Louisville, is the only sur
viving member of his immediate fam
ily. A cousin. James J. Buckner, Jr.,
is president of the Louisville board of
TO TEST A VOTING MACHINE.
Kevr Device Will lie Tried ut
Springfield Municipal Kl po
tion eit Week.
Springfield, 111., April 2. The prac
ticability of a voting machine will be
tested in Springfield in the municipal
election, to he held Tuesday. A ma
chine has been installed in the fourth
voting precinct of the Fifth ward, and
voters are being instructed in Its
As the constitution of Illinois pro
vides that all voting in elections shall
be by ballot, some question has been
raised regarding the legality of machine-voting
in the state.
The machine in operation here reg
isters votes by means or small steel
balls, which are contended to be bal
lots, under thedefinition of "ballot" as
given in all standard dictionaries, cov
ering either balls or tickets.
Secretary of State Rose has ap
proved of the method proposed to be
DENIES DAMAGING POINTS.
Mrs. Ilutkl.i Tell of Her Relations
With J0I111 1. Domains;, lluhnnd
of Woman Murdered.
San Francisco, April 2. Mrs. Cordelia
Botkin was called Friday as the first
witness for the defense, in her trial for
the murder of Mrs. John P. Dunning
by means of poisoned candy. v
She denied all the incriminating evi
dence given against her by witnesses
for the state.
Mrs. Botkin told at length of her re
lations with John P. Dunning, whom
she said she first met in Golden Gate
park, who had assisted financially. She
said he also received JS00 from Mrs.
Corbaly. She said she was In Hum
boldt county on June 17, 1897, the date
of the post mark on an anonymous let
ter mailed to Mrs. Dunning from San
She denied that she wrote the letter,
and also denied the statements concern
ing her movements in the testimony of
Miss Lizzie Livernash.
She had never inquired regarding the
effects of poisons, and had never con
templated suicide. She emphatically de
nied purchasing the handkerchief found
the box cf poisoned candy. She as
serted that she had never in her life
been in the store of Haas &,Son, where
the candy is alleged to have been
Evansville, Ind., April 2. Flood con
ditions along the Ohio river are not
Improved Friday night. The river has
been stationary here for 36 hours,-and
stands now at 39.3 feet. It is esti
mated that over one-half of the wheat
crop along the Ohio river and two
thirds of the crop along White river
will be entirely ruined.
Running: With on-l'nlnn Men.
Huntington. W. Va., April 2. Cars
began running here. Friday, on all
lines of tCe Camden Interstate El?ctric
railway for the first time since the
strike of ten days ago. The cars are
being operated by non-union men; the
company failing to reach an agreement
with tha strikers.
Electrical Workers Strike.
Cleveland, O., April 2. Union elec
trical workers, to the number of 233
struck Friday, as a result of the fail
are of the employers to ?ign a new
SUICIDED IN HIS CABIN
Chief Engineer of Battleship Maine
Takes His Life.
A. Bullet From A Revolver Win Sent
Crashing: Through His Drain
With Fatal Etfect.
Pensacola, Fla-, April 2. Lieut.
Commander Edgar Townsend Warbur-
ton, chief engineer of the battleship
Maine, now in this harbor, committed
suicide in his cabin on board that ves
sel Friday. A bullet from a revolver
was sent crashing through the brain,
and death resulted within 40 minutes
afterwards. The executive officer of
Lie ship was passing the door of Com
mander Warburton's cabin, when he
was startled by the report of a revolver
within. The bullet, after passing
throught the brain, came through the
door and struck the rail of the ship.
barely missing the executive officer.
The latter notified the other officers, and
the door to the commander's cabin was
forced open. He was found lying on
the floor in a pool of blood, and the
revolver was grasped in his right hand.
The commander expired shortly after
wards. No cause is known for the of
ficer's committing the act. He ap
peared to be in the best of health and
spirits, and within a few weeks would
have been assigned to shore duty.
Many of the officers expressed the be
lief that death was the result of an
accident, and that the commander had
not committed suicide. Commander
Warburton had been chief engineer of
the Maine since that vessel was placed
in commission. He was formerly on the
The body will be shipped to Phila
delphia, where his wife resides.
TWO MORE NAMES ADDED.
firings Tt-tal l.int of Victim of Squib
Factory Explosion Vp
Scranton, Pa., April 2. Two .more
names have been added to the list of
victims of Thursday's explosion in the
squib factory at Priceburg, making the
total number of fatalities nine.
Six girls were killed outright. Eliza
beth Howey, aged 16, died at 12:15 Fri
Friday, Miss Mary Gilgallon, fore-
lady of the factory, passed away. Burns
and internal injuries were the imme
diate cause of death in each instance.
Martha Hildebrand, Sophie Faulds,
two of the factory girls, and Lillia
Callahan, a three-year-old child of the
family living over the factory, are in
a critical condition.
MINERS AGREE ON SCALE.
Basic of Settlement is Reduction of
U.OS lo r Ceit. From Ijt
Altoona, Pa., April 2. After a week's
stubborn fight the operators and miners
have agreed upon the scale to be paid
in the central Pennsylvania field for
one year, beginning Friday. The basis
of the settlement is a reduction of 6.0S
per cent from last year's rate of 6fl
cents for a gross ton.
The same reduction affects the ma
chine cutters, loaders and'scrapers. All
other labor, both inside and outside the
mines, will receive the Indianapolis
cut of 5.55 per cent.
Before the scale can be signed it will
be necessary for the miners' delegates
to ratify It.
LEAVE PARIS FOR THE FAIR.
French Commissioner Espects to
Reach St. I.ouN Exposition ia
Time For the OpenlnK.
Paris, April 2. Michael LaGravo,
French commissioner to the St. Louis
exposition, and a number of other offi
cials, left Paris Friday for the
United States, in order to be present
at the opening of the exposition. M.
LaGrave had had an extended confer
ence with President Loutet, going over
the French representation, and ho also
saw Premier Combes.
Among the party leaving Friday was
Paul Adam, the auihor, who is com
missioned by the minister of public in
struction and fine arts to study the in
fluence of French art upon American
and foreign art generally. In an lifter-
view, M. Adam said his inquiry would
embrace literature, painting and sculp
ture, and that he also would get ma
terial for an American novel.
TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION.
Property of Lincoln Traction Co. To
Be Disposed of For Muni
cipal Taxes .
Lincoln, Neb., April 2. The property
of the Lincoln traction company must
be sold at aution again. Judge Holmes,
of the district court, decided that the
company's bid of $1,025,000 on its own
property did not comply with the
terms of the sale. The other bid lor a
million and a half, made by local and
foreign capitalists, was pronounced de
fective. The sale is for municipal taxes.
Infant Found In a Furnace.
Lincoln, Neb., April 2 The body of
an infant was found Friday in the
glowing furnace of the Lincoln Med
ical college. It was discovered by a
stadent who acts as janitor, and who
pulled the charred body from the coals.
Tie police say the baby was undoubt
edly alive when it was thrown in, and
that it was several days old. No arrest
has been made.
Sundry CiVil Bill Passed.
Washington. April 2. The house
passed the lundry civil appropriation
bill without division
TUT PflDI CV PAI
MIL UUI LU uHLi
Express Messenger O'Neill Lost His
. Life Rather Than Submit.
THE EXPRESSSAFE WAS BLOWN
Robbers Compelled the Engineer to
Rum His Engine, With Them on
Board., to Keswick, Where
They Dropped Off.
Sacramento, Cal., April 2. Just be
fore 11 o'clock, Thursday night, as the
south-bound train reached Copley, near
Keswick, three men jumped the train
and cut the train in two, taking the
engine and express car down the track
a short distance. They stopped the en
gine and demanded that Messenger
O'Neill open the express car. He re
fused, whereupon they deliberately
killed him by shooting him through
tne head. The bandits then blew up
and robbed the express car of its con
tents, but it is not known how much
After robbing the express car the
men cut the car loose, and, getting on
the engine, compelled Engineer Joe-
sink to go ahead. When near Keswick
the men dropped off the engine and
disappeared in the night with their
There were two safes in the car, a
heavy through safe and a smaller k)
cal safe. The local safe was blown to
atoms, and the top of the through safe
was blown off. Tiny pieces of green
backs and twisted coins covered the
floor. It is certain that the robbers did
not get a great amount of plunder, al
tnougn tneir blundering work may
have destroyed thousands of dollars.
exm.i;gr joesimcs story.
The Engineer Gives an Account of
the Affair as He Saw It.
Redding, Cal., April 2. Engineer B.
F. Joesink arrived here with his light
engine at midnight to take back Sheriff
Richardson and a posse of eight men.
Mr. Joesink says that after stopping at
Copley, the noise of drawing water
drowned the noise of shots that miit
have been fired in the express car, as
W. J. O'Neill, the express messenger.
was killed by bullets. Presumably the
three masked men attempted to rob
the express car and the messenger
made a fight. The first that Joesink
heard of the hold-up was after O'Neill
was killed. His fireman, J. F. Spurr,
was compelled to dismount.
The Blowing- of the Safe.
The3r, with E. A. Bissell, engineer of
the second engine; A. Raymond, a fire
man; Jack Depanger, conductor of the
train, and a brakeman, were compelled
to march back to the express car.
where they saw O'Neill dead. The rob
bers tried to force O'Neill's helper,
who was in the baggage car when
O'Neill was killed, to open the safe,
but the helper showed that he could
not do so. Then the robbers compelled
the party of seven to place six sticks
of giant powder on top of the safe-
Then they had a heavy box set on
the dynamite, to which a fuse was or
dered attached. Then all but one of
the robbers left the car. He lighted the
fuse. The party had just reached the
locomotive when the explosion oc
curred. It wracked the entire car.
Not Certain About the Booty.
Engineer Joesink is not. certain that
the robbers got any plunder. He was
made to get on his engine and stay
there until further orders came for him
to carry the highwaymen south. The
robbers stood at nis back on the trip
down, their rifles pressing against him,
and he dared not look around. If they
had any plunder he did not see it.
They told him they wanted to be car
ried to Keswick station, Ave miles
south, but as they neared that station
they told the engineer to run right on
by the station to a point a couple of
hundred yards south of there, where a
bridge spans the river. When he
stopped they alighted on the river side.
The officers believe they made straight
for Keswick. Engineer Joesing backed
his engine to Keswick station, reported
for orders to run to Redding, and got
Sheriff Richardson and eight men.
At 12:30 he started back with his
COAL FAMINE MAY RESULT
The Entire State of Iowa Confronted
With a Coal Famine on Ac
count of the Strike.
Des Moines, la., April 2. Des Moines
and the entire state of Iowa are con
fronted with a coal famine as a result
of the lockout which closes every mine
in the state and that section of Mis
souri included in the. territory em
braced by the affected district. Not a
pound of coal is to be had fr sale in
Des Moines, and other cities of the
state are similarly, affected. Local
dealers have placed double rush orders
with Kansas City, Omaha, St. Joseph
and other neighboring cities, but it
is only possible to secure coal in lim
A Woman's Triumph.
St. Lois, April 2. The beautiful
statue of "Victory," the work of Miss
Evelyn B. Longman, of New York city,
will crown the dome of Festival hall
at the World's fair, which occupies the
central position of the beautiful ar
tistic picture of the fair.
Over Three Thousand Initiated.
Chicago, April 2. The Royal Ar
canum celebrated the twenty-fifth an
niversary of its establishment in Illi
nois by the initiation of 3,100 candi
dates at a monster reunion in the Fifth
regirasnt armory Tfoyrsday night.
, THE WORLD'S FAIR OPEKIHU
. Programme of Proceedings, April
30, as Decided Upon.
Soma', and Weil' Rands. a. Mam
moth Chorus and Speech-Mak- j
Int the Features. I
St. Louis, April 2. The official pro
gramme for the opening exercises oX
the World's fair, April SO, is now com
plete, and will be announced as soon
as the executive committee passes
upon it. After much discussion back
and forth between the officials the
programme was finally turned over to
Secretary Stevens and Col. E. C. Culp,
secretary of the committee on core
monies, who added the finishing
The musical part of the exercises
was unsettled until Thursday night,
owing to the change from first ideas
by making the exercises an outdoor
observance entirely. Prof. Ernest R.
Kroeger of the bureau of music con
ferred with members of the Choral
Symphony society at the Odeon and
secured definitely their promise to
participate in the chorus. The Morn
ing Choral society and the Apollo club
will also take part. The combined
strength of these organizations will
insure a chorus of 450 voices, com
posed of the best musical talent in
St. Louis, under the direction of Prof.
Alfred Ernst. The chorus will sing
the Exposition hymn, "Hymn of the
West," written by Edmund Clarence
The exercises will be held in the
Plaza of St. Louis, the temporary
stand for the speakers, singers, offi
cials ahd guests facing north with the
Louisiana monument as a background.
The programme will be opened by
Sousa's and Weil's bands. The open
ing number will be the Louisiana
march, composed by Frank Van der
Stucken, of Cincinnati. The compo
ser will conduct his march, which will
be heard for the first time. The ac
ceptance from Mr. Van der Stucken
has been received.
The second number will be the in
vocation by Rev. Frank W. Gunsaulus,
of Cnicago. Following this President
Francis will receive the keys of the
exposition from Director Isaac S. Tay
lor and deliver them to Director Skiff.
Four speakers will follow President
Francis, the representee of President
Roosevelt leading, those selected by
the foreign commissioners and the
state commissioners coming next. All
but one of the speakers have been
decided upon, but the announcement
of names is withheld.
The speeches will conclude just be
fore noon, when the band will play the
Star Spangled Banner" as a prelude
to the opening of the exposition by
President Roosevelt, who, from the
White House in Washington, will
touch the button that I3 to release the
current starting the great engines in
Machinery hall and setting in' motion
the wheels all over the exposition.
The cannon of Battery A will then
fire the national salute of 21 guns. As
the echoes die away the band will
strike up "America" and, led by the
chorus, the national anthem will be
sung by the multitude of spectators.
This will close the formal ceremonies.
THE ST. LOUIS GRAND JURY
The Principal Recommendation
Made I the Elimination of the
Police From Politics.
St.. Louis, April 2. The February
grand jury, in its final report to Judge
Taylor, suggests to Gov. Dockery that
a non-partisan board of police com
missioners be appointed, with a view
to the removal of the police force from,
politics. Following are extracts from
"The personnel of our police force is
excellent, and when political consider
ations are not involved they are most
efficient. Examples of their self-con
trol, bravery and heroism have been
placed before us, challenging our high
est admiration, and their disasnocia-
tion from politics would make them In
ferior to none; and we can not too
strongly recommend to the governor of
the state that this be done.
"We lean to the theory that policing
is a function of the. state and that
power to control should be lodged with
the governor, but we do strongly be
lieve, for the best interest of the city.
n the exercise of that power through
the police board, partizan political in
fluence should be entirely" eliminated,
and this can only be done through a
non-partizan boarl of police commis
sioners. "It is of the greatest importance for
the walfare of the city that our gov
ernor Jo this at once and make th
necessary changes in the present
board, as the World's fair is to b
opened shortly and the strain on the
police force will be greater than it has
"It would simplify the conduct of
municipal affairs if there were but one
large legislative body of from forty to
sixty members, instead of two bodies,
as now is the case in this city. Our city
should be run as a large corporation is
run upon business principles and en
tirely removed from the domain of
Alleged Thief Rearrested.
Quincy, 111., April 2. Geoorge Heiss,
who was arrested here on suspicicn,
last month, and later released, was re
arrested, Thursday, as detectives claim
they have obtained clear evidence that
he burglarized stores at Louisiana, Mon
and Fort, Madison, la.
Ordered to St. Louis.
San Francisco, April 2. Maj. Car
rington, in command of the Philippine
scouts now at the Pres'.dio, has been
ordered t start at once for St. Louis,
and turn over the command, afterward
reporting to the adjutant-general.