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I " .- : Vox,. XIjVI. No. 286--10 Pages. r Salt Lak-e City, Utah, Yekxves:dat Mokstn-q-, Jaktjaky 27. 1904, Five Cents. t : . . - In Whose Financial Opera ions Dazzled the World Dies Fiihm an Hour After Being Wjndged Guilty of Fraud, r.idon, Jan. 27. Without exception, the London papers express satlsfac- vith tho salutary vindication of the law in the case, of Whltakcr lit, ami admit tho justice of tho verdict nnd of the sentence. The ard alone, in an editorial article, expresses sorac surprise at the severity a sentence, on tho ground that there was a certain degree of extcnua- n the peculiar circumstances which Wright was placed under. -f J -n "don, Jan. 2C At 3 o'clock this aft-ir-WhItaker Wright was sentenced J?n years' penal servitude. At 4 k he lay dead on the floor of a (o6m in the law courts. Whether !ok his own life by poison or vcr death in its natural course If" the law of its fulfillment will $5own util a post mortem esam in.' is held: the indications, how polnt to poisoning. 'l career of this man, who was nnon three continents for his stu ms financial operations, closed in rtling tragedy. Even in his life, jjfwlth his rise from poverty to nous wealth, was full of dramatic mts, there was nothing- that could Jre with the manner of his death, ondon tonight is thrilled with the fSt it. No such human tragedy Seen enacted in England for many jjf. nearly S o'clock tonight the pf'thc man who formerly hnd con jjmany of the world's markets, ho had been courted by royalty, fned upon, the floor of the room She, fell, for, as a convicted felon, person had become the prop ofcLthe Crown. H3mc office finally gave pcrmis for, its removal and the body was jjb'ver to the jurisdiction of the or. It now lies at Westminster iary. where almost all the dead Pltakcn from the Thames are laid The Inquest probably will be held lured ay jfsORlTOW AT SURREY. JWrlght, the dead man's wife. Is merlcan. She now lies 111 at the ifieent country home which ithad in Surrey. Dispatches from -Tisay with a certain ingenuous i "The ncs of Whi taker it's death has caused much sor He was well known here for his 5 generosity and it was generally id that be could be acquitted and Phonic again " fleellng that Justice Blghnm's JDi Ct of the case was not very Judi ppears to grow in legal circles of in, and th? sentence imposed upon it In itself would have furnished nd with an unoxpected sensation, counsel commenced pleading- the trlnl of Whituker Wright searce out.d that keen public interest twas exhibited when Wright was United Stales or when Parlla fdeclded he did not come within de of lawbreakers, en Messrs, Isnacks and Walton d-to make their appeal to the jiiry Topic woke up to the gravity of the concerned. Even the Govcrn wns involved, for It had tnkon the Sthat Wright could not be prosc ly Furthermore, it was an open :JthiU many great and even royal Hi were Indirectly Involved In the fcdings. Friends of Wright had that i driven into a corner he I; tell who had profited by his fictions, suspense reigned in mnny ers while counsel for the defense Ithcir appeal, but when the appeal Iflnlshed those involved- breathed Land public curiosity remained Ilqe Blgliam began summing up 'land the courtroom was crowded. VS. soveral previous sessions Pt had gone to sleep. Ho had a'd to his conviction that lie could gsslbly be found guilty, and it was g;thli convictiou that he, against Rdvlces of his lawyers, insisted returning from the United Slates Ind trial As Justice Blghnm em Red the points against Wright, ex led to tiio jury upon the immoral nlssulng misleading balance sheet? Ino doubtfulness of the transac tor the London and Globe Flnan iprporation under Wright's guld Rthc prisoner showed intense In- - -- i terest; yet when the Jury retired Wright still retained conlldence in his acquit tal. He reiterated that he had done nothing which was not done every day in the city. For an hour Wright await ed the verdict, meanwhile talking cheerfully with his counsel, while the city magnates, members of the aristoc racy and the other spectators who crowded tho room kept their eyes riv eted upon the man whose fate hung in the balance. JUDGE WAS SEVERE. When the jury filed in at 3 o'clock Wright showed his first signs of ner vousness Peering through his glasses he leaned forward to catch the fore man's answer. At the word "guilty" which broke the tense and expectant silence Wright did not even flinch, but, sticking his hands deep down into his pockets and gazing rather grimly at his judge, he stood up to receive sentence. To the cry of a woman that came from the back of the court and to tiio reali zation that his career as a man of bus1! ness and honor was ended Wright seemed utterly oblivious. lie sat down mechanically, while Mr. Walton made a plea tor mercy. As Justice BIgham. in sharp and remorseless tones, an swered Mr, Walton, Wrig-ht va? per emptorily ordered to stand up. "Whltakcr Wright." said Justice Blg hnm, "in my opinion the Jiiry could not on the evidence have arrived at any other conclusion than which they have expressed in their verdict. T confess I see nothing that in any way excuses the crime of which you hn,ve been found guilty, and I cannot conceive of a worse cane than yours. Under the sections of the act of Parliament upon which you have been indicted, and which define the offenses in these circumstances, 1 do not think that I hnvc any option save to visit you with the most severe penalty which the aefpormits, and that is that you go Into penal .servitude for seven years?." MAINTAIN' HIS INNOCENCE. The crowd In court gasped In sur prise. Wright was almost the only per son present who appeared to be un moved. Then, turning to the reporters in the room, rather than to his judge, he cried out in a firm voice: "All I can say is that I am as inno cent of any intention to deccheas any one in this room." It was apparent that he would have raid more, but two tipstaffs took him by the arms and led him out of court. A friend pressed forward to offer his condolence. "Oh. never mind," .said Wright. "I don't mind a mlt," and with a firm step and l6oklng in perfect health the convicted man strode to the consultation room to take farewell of his solicitors. ' For some twenty minutes Wright dis cussed his family affairs and the dispo sition of his remaining moneys. He frankly expressed his amazement at the verdict and still more so at the sen tence, but George Lewis, Jr., his solic itor, tells the Associated Press that he spoke rather as a man prepared to grin and bear it than as a person who con templated suicide. Suddenly Wright fell backward, as If he had fainted. The ofllcer who was waiting to take him to Brlxon prison ran to King's College hospital, which is near by. for a doctor. In the meanwhile the unconscious man was propped up on two chairs. The doctor came quickly. His first thought was that Wright had fallen in an ordinary apoplectic, fit. but it was noticed that hla heart began gradually to give out, and before an- omcr uocior couia arrive whltakcr I Wright, within one hour of the time he had been sentenced, was deau. An examination of the bodv made at a late hour tonight points .rtronglv to the fact that death was due to poison. Tho post-mortem examination will be held "Wednesday. Throughout, the even ing a crowd of curious people lingered around the law courts and in order to avoid scenes the body of Wright had to bo taken out by a side entrance and (Continued on Page 3.) 7GE RETIREMENT OF j THE SUPERANNUATED ashhiRton, Jan. lie The Civil Service commission in its report to the Sent for the fiscal year ended June 30 last urges legislation retiring super Ued Government employees. .Bucgests that Congress provide that the further admission of persons into liasslllod sen-ice shall be based on a condition that they shall provide gt their own superannuation or other disability by adequate annuity in i$e, the premiums to be deducted from their salaries, and th'at supcrannua- SWlQ. disability for those now In the service should also be provided a3 far as R?e by similar deductions from salaries. h.e commission notes a continued improvement In the observance of the j 00 act ana rutes, and says that few complaints appear to be well fcesmml!iS,Cm urRes n reclassification of the entire departmental service by lr . It nays the present arrangement Is merely a salary classification, re Ihnt !lcrctlS0(1 appropriations annually to meet the needs of the sen Ice, tho U should be uniformity of compensation among the different snes ot the service for work of the same kind- MRS. C. W, CLARK BYING. Daughter-in-Law of the Montana Senator on Her Death Bed in New York City. 4- Kcw York, Jan. 20. Mrs. Charles -f W. Clark of Snn Mateo. Cal., -- daughter-in-law of Senator W. A. -4- -4- Clark of Montana, Ls dying in this 4- city and her husband and relatives -V 4- have bctn summoned by wire to -f 4- tho deathbed. Mrs. Clark, who haa 4- 4- bcon visiting Mr, and Mrs. Addl- 4- 4- son at tho Algonquin hotel In this 4- 4- city has been 111 for some- time, but 4- 4- of late had been recovering rapidly 4- 4- and was considered out of danger. 4- 4- Last night, however, nhc suffered a 4- 4- relapse nnd today thcro ls plight 4- -f hop of recovery. Mr. Clark, con- 4- 4- slderlng her entirely recovered, left 4- 41 a short time ago for Jerome, Ariz., 4 4- but Is now hastening back to New 4- 4- York 4- 4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4- DEATH ENDS TROUBLES Mrs. Alice Pittman of Port land a Suicide. Sun Francisco, Jan. Vs. Mrs. Alice Pitt man of Portland, Or., aged 'M years, com mitted suicide last night in her room on I Turk street by gns"s asphyxiation. She had engaged the room for a week, and was found lying on the bed, fully dressed. She left several letters accusing Harry Vernon Bennett of wrecking her life. A number of affectionate letters from Ben nett were also found among the dead vo man's. effects. Harry Boimeit. whose home Is In this city, about about 21 years of uge, and Is at present visiting in tl)'o East. Mrs. Pittman hud an aunt residing in Oregon City, about fourteen miles from Portland, by the name of Kva Fletcher. It Is said that this woman died recently and left a 'fortune to MrP.-PltUnun. - It Is not known where Mrs. Pittman nnd Bennett first met, but it la evident from the corre spondence -found that Bennett had seen her a t various cities In this State. A letter found In the dead woman's room wm8 written to tho proprietors of the N.i lick house, in Lori Annoles, and is signed by Mrs. J. II. Bennett. She states that Htie haa written tin Co letters to her son and has received no anawcrs and she asks if thetleUctrs are still there that they be returned to her. This letter was written January Cth. There are letters amohg- her effects from Stella Baker of Eugene. Or., to whom she had loaned money, and Susie Morrow of. Monkland. Or. A slrllsh letter to Mrs. Pittman begins. "Dear Aunt Alice," and Is signed "Elvn." It is postmarked Goldendale, Wash. Mrs. Catherine I.akc. landlady of the Turk street house, states that Mrs PHl mun appeared to bo ill and despondent. She recently told Attorney Maples that Bennett had Induced her to sell out a lodging-house In Portland, Or. THIS MORNING'S NEWS. , ALL OVER TH E COUNTRY. All hopo ' of saving any miners of the Pittsburg disaster abandoned, but men are trying to locate dead bodies In mine Mrs. C. W. Clark, daughtcr-in-Iaw of tho Mon tana Senator, on her death-bed In New York Detectives testify In the letter box fustcnor case.... Two clergymen of Port Chester, N. Y., warned to leave their charges, under penalty of death.. ..Bold lobbers In New York use a truck and! cany off ?U,Q) worth of silk John Mitchell re-elected president of the United Mine-Worker... '.13earn anil bulls' tight In the Chicago grain pit. ...Two reported missing In the wreck of tho-Burlington flyer, and two will die, FOREIGN. One. of the questions in .tho Ruaso-Jopaneso trouble Is that there must be no Japanese settlements In Manchuria, Whltakcr Wright of London, the pro moter who failed for millions, found guilty of fraud and died within an hour; aulcldo tuspccted....The rebels In German Southwest Africa burning prisoners alive MOUNTAIN AND COAST.-Mrs. Alice Pittman of Portland suicided by gas asphyxiation in San Francisco. ...Fifteen miners in Stratton's Independence mlno fall i:-0O feet to death. ...Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Brown of Rdnbcck, la,, found dead In tho hills south of Pendleton, Or STATU. Citizens cf Mantl raise part of the money to build a new courthouse,... AHCA, FRANCE AND ENGLAND MAY MEDIATE New Plan to Settle Russo Japan Trouble, ISSUES THAT DIVIDE THEM Two Propositions That Bar Way to Peacs. Japan Has Intimated to Hussion Min ister That an Early Keply to Note is Desired, i London, Jan. 27. The correspondent of the Daily Graphic at Sebastopol claims Indisputable authority to assert that rtussla, three weeks ago, asked permission for warships to pa?s through the Dardanelles, which permission Tur key declined to grant. Special dis patches from Toklo published this morning concur i'n the statement that the tension continues, but they only re port Ministerial conferences, without giving the results. Dispatches from ! both Toklo and Peking, however, agree that as a result of China's efforts to secure mediation. France has agreed to use her good offices, in conjunction with Great Britain and the United States, to arrange a modus Vivendi be tween Russia and Japan. Further, the French Minister at Peking has Inti mated to Prince Ching his belief that if such mediation were successful the three powers in question could assist -'China in coming to an equitable agree ment with Russia regarding Manchu ria. Roth the British and American Ministers at Peking aro agreed, how ever, according to the dispatch from Peking, that such mediation is impos sible. af neither cf the powers con cerned has Invited mediation publicly, and they have notified Prince Ching- in accordance with their decision. TWO GREAT ISSUES. ' i Questions That Block -ihe Way to Peace. Paris, Jan. 2C. The Russian answer has not yet been sent to Japan and it now develops that the points of differ ence heretofore mentioned In these dis ccontinued on Page 3 ) BEARS AND BULLS GO THREE FIERCE ROUNDS IN THE CHICAGO GRAIN PIT Chicago, Jon. 6. The wheat pit on the board of trade was the scene of successive bear triumphs and dis comfiture today. Within a period of ten minutes the price of wheat for May delivery fell 2b cents a bushel, a loss which was more than recovered, the closing quotations for the day showing a. net gain of cent as compared with last night's final figures. For a time A. J. Valentine, president of tho Armour Grain company and manager of J. Ogden Armour's interests on the board of trade was in the pit personally buying all the May wheat offered, and at this time tho owner of wheat for that month's delivery feemjngly could have disposed of any quantity of it at 8954 cents. After Mr. Valentine had ; left the pit tho bears, confident in his absence, made a successful raid Into the , Armour domain, and May wheat was ' worth 87'i cents. Such, at least, is one Interpretation put upon the enigmatic operations conducted in the pit through tho representatives of various commis sion houses. Other gossip is to the effect that the wholesale selling- was heally for the Armour account. The market opened quietly with no indication of the sensational drop In prices soon to occur. TraderB were un certain as to the significance of yester day's big trade, and Valentine added to their confusion by openly buying May wheat to the extent of 750,000 bushels, selling at the same time about 100.000 bushels of wheat for July delivery. Under the Influence of his buying the prico rose J,t cent, and to all appear- Summer school committee looks over Og- den canyon. CITY. Dr. Odcll thrown from his slelRh and badly hurt State Board of Horti culture Issues a bulletin setting forth the great possibilities of ralsin-maklng in southern Utah.... Covey Investment com pany expending JlCKi.OuO on west side Im provements . Bcrtlllon system of check ing criminals adopted at the State peni tentiary Poultry show opens auspi ciously.... Churles W. Necdham dies from the effects of his Injuries... .Cache county dlrcctory Issued.. Burning child thrust into the snow nnd Its life saved by Its mother.... Utah and Colorado universities I matched for a dobatc....BIg banqunt by i Knights of Pythlus Good showing made i by tho local weather man.... Fuller still on trial for criminal assault . Tteai estate transfer. 57300. ...Bank clearings. ?IS2,S72. ....Yesterday's stock sales, "l,l.r5 shares, for J52IG.12 Ore and bullion settlements during thi. day. 3122.E00. Of Interest to Utah and Nevada, TRIBUNE SPECIAL, Wachlngton. Jan. 20. Patents Issued: X'lah-Jaaics F. Dunn, Salt Lake City, lo comotive buffer beam, i Nevada Churles J Pope, Ely, rallwav rail Joint Fay Parsons has boon appointed post master at Terrace. Box Elder countv, Utah, vice William G. Hcdbes, resigned. Nine Dead Under Tons o Slag-. Berlin, Jan. 26. Near Dornbrau, In Up per Silesia, a pile of slug which laborers wcro removing for railroad building caved In today, burying- nine men. T90K FATAL DIVE. v .Portland Bank Clerk Sustains a Crushed Skull in a Swimming: Tank and Cannot Live. h- Portland, Or., Jan. 20. P. E. Boultbeo, after taking a shower -fr- -f bath at the Multnomah club to- night, and without noticing tho 4- fact that tho swimming tank had 4- -f- been drained of water till only eight inches remained at tho dcepor end, -f dived from tbo springboard, Jh Botiltbec fell between ten and Jf twelve feet and struck the crown of his head on the cement bottom -If of the tank. His skull is terribly 4- -f crushed, and the attending physl- 4- 4- clan ctatea that recovery Is almost 4- 4- Impossible. 4- 4- The young man Is a recent ar- 4- 4- rival here from Toronto, Canada, 4- 4- and Is employed In the Canadian 4- 4- Bank of Commerce. 4- WAS INSPECTOR'S DAY Detectives Testify in Letter Box Fastener Case. Washington. Jan. 26. Testimony de i signed- to show tho existence of a con spiracy to dofraud the Government was Introduced today by the prosecution in the postal trial. From the moment the piocecdlngs began until court adjourned Intense interest was manifested. At tho outset, tho question of the admissibility of tho declaration of Dlller B. Groff, made to postoftlco Inspectors, came up for fur ther. argument. Counsel for tho dofe'nsc vigorously contended that the declaration was not a voluntary one. but was made under duress, whllo the Government in sisted that, when confronted with the charges, D. 13. Groff had resorted to eva sion, subterfuge and falsehood. Tho court decided that the statement was evidence against Dlller 13. Groff. but not against the other defendants, and the Jury would Judge as to whether ic was voluntarv or not. Poslofiice Ilispoctors Polfe. Thorpe. McICee nnd Mayer, all of whom had Interviewed tho Grofts prior to their arrest, detailed tho circumstances Hiirmundlng- thedo conversations. Dlller 13. Groff, in his own behalf, de clared that when the inspectors called on him their manner was overbearing, gnilf and bulldozing lie said he had been suffering from insomnia, at tho time, and signed the statement upon its being read to him. Ho then testified that the In spectors had said to him that they wanted to arrest two men. "and If you will glvo us the Information that will convict them, we will give you SlSoo and let you rldo In the Government band wagon, and we will ride with iling colors' Postoftlco Inspector Mayor came In for a searching examination. Mr Maer Mad not concluded when court adjourned for the dav. j ances the bull interests held complete sway. At this point the Armour manager, in the opinion of some of the traders, de termined to repeat the effort to dispose of part of -the long Armour line, in which move he Was balked by the bears yesterday. Valentine left the pit. and brokers began at once to execute selling orders. In nn instant pandemonium broke loose. Rvcry operator In the pit ap peared to be trying to jkJI. with the result that the price dropped J cent at a trade, until the low mnrk of S7 cents was reached. Apparently to stem the tide, the Armour Interests were forced to change the orders to sell into orders to buy. and the bears were again balked after having won a second temporary victory in two days over the most feared of the big bulls. READY TO FACE CHARGE i Senator Burton in St. Louis to Answer Indictment. St. Louis, Jan. 2C Senator Joseph Ralph 1 Burton of Kansas, who was indicted Sat urday by the Federal grand Jury on a charge of accepting money from the Klulto Grain and Securities company for the alleged purpose of Influencing tho postoftlco authorities with respect to a recommendation concerning a possible fraud order, arrived in SL Louis late thLs afternoon. When asked if he desired to mako a statement relative to tho case. Senator Burton said: ' Not at tho present time. I believe I have talked enough on tho sub ject already, 1 Ifft Washington at I o'clock Sunday afternoon and reached hero twenty-four hours late- I havo not had anything to cat since last night, so it can ho readily understood why 1 am not in any mood for talking now," Sena tor Burton, who ls accompanied by his wlfo. ls registered at the Southern hotel. Immediately upon his arrival ho tele phoned to Assistant District Attorney Norton that he would go to the Kedoral building Wednesday morning to give bond for his appearance. The Senator declared that ho was not at all alarmed about tho churi;) against him and was confident of. a prompt acquittal. Fifteen Miners Are Plunged to Death in Inde pendence Mine Cage Driven Into the Sheaves, Snapping the Cable and Drop ping the Unfortu nates 1500 Feet to the Bottom of Shaft. Victor, Colo., Jan. 26. As a result of an accident which occurred about 3 o'clock this morning at the Stratton In dependence mine, located near the cen ter of this city, fifteen men arc dead and one other severely injured. Here the list: W. R. Frazler. John Sebeck, Joe Smitherum, Edward Twiggen, L. A. Wagoner, H. A. Yeoman, Edward Smith, Joe Ovcry. H. F. Brown, "W. E. Collins, J. L. Steward, Frank Cochrane, L. P. Jackson, Harry Cogene, C. C. Staten, James Bullbek, body bruised and scalp wounds. Up to a late hour tonight only one body that could be identified had been .taken fromy the shaft. It was that of Harry Cogene and was terribly muti lated. Fragments of four or more bodies were recovered from the various levels and ' many articles of clothing which were torn from the falling men were found. An Investigation of the cause of tho accident has been going on tonight, three expert engineers having been called In to examine the machinery, but newspaper representatives as well as the' public have been rigidly excluded bv the military officers who are in con trol. In the main shaft of the mlna sixteen men were being hoisted In the cage from the sixth, seventh and eighth lev els. When the cage got to the surface In the shafthouse the engineer, for some reason unexplained, was unable to stop the engine, and .the cage with its load of human freight was drawn up Into the gallows frame, where It be came lodged temporarily. The strain on the cable caused it to part, releasing the cage, which went down the shaft at a terrific momentum. Two of the occupants of the cage, however, had become entangled with the timber rods near the top of the gallows frame, and one of them, L, P. Jackson, was crushed to death by the sheave wheel falling upon him. The other, James Bullbek, had a marvelous escape from death, but received painful Injuries. He was rescued from his per ilous position by men In the ahafthousc. The shift boss and a number of mi ners later went down into the mine through another compartment of the shaft and found that all the fifteen men who started with the cage on its wild flight of 1500 feet to the bottom of the shaft wcrq dead, their bodies being scattered at the stations at different points. Their arma and bodies were man gled, their heads crushed and their clothing stripped from their bodlca. From the 700-foot level to the bottom the shaft is spattered with blood, with here and there pieces of flesh clinging to projections. At the bottom of Uie shaft stands twenty-five feet of water, and Into this the cage plunged. Some of the men were carried with the cage Into this sump. A squad of military has taken chargo of the propertj'. and citizens will not be allowed to enter the mine or shafthouso until after a thorough examination of the machinery has been made by com petent engineers. Frank Gellese, the engineer In charge of the machinery when the accident oc curred, surrendered himself to the mili tary and was locked up in the bullpen. He'would not express any opinion as to how the cago got beyond control. GIl lese is a newcomer in the district, but is said to have been strongly recommend ed as a competent engineer. Most of the victims of the disaster were strangers in the district, having come from the Coeur d'Alenes, the Lake Superior mines and other districts (Continued on Page 3.) Brave Men Fight ; I Ice and Cold in I Their Effort to I Recover Bodies I Shaft and Tunnels in I Wrecked Harwick I Mine , a Veritable I Death Hole No I Hope of Finding Any I Victims Alive , Pittsburg;, Pa., Jan. 26. Almost zero vk weather and a bltlnir wind late in the afternoon swept down over the little valley where the Harwick mine is lo- jH rated, and nearly Added another list of dead to the long black table already H measured off. Not only was the work of search for the dead and living. If any aro still alive, rudely Interrupted, but jM cold and Ice and wind combined nearly cost the lives of sixteen more men. At 3 o'clock this afternoon these men H wont down into the shaft to do the work H of bratticing, bolstering, tunneling and H removing the debris that has so far H barred their progress into the workings where the men were at labor when the explosion came. Their shift was sup- j jl posed to be of three hours only. Even j 1 at that It was a hard task. Even be fore the bucket reached the bottom they were drenched with water, which the cold draught through the shaft soon turned to ice. Shortly after they were let down, two ! , at a time, in the bucket, a temporary , hoist that had been rigged up to brinu i up the debris and the dead 'was started c down- the shaft. Then came tho snow and cold and wind again and again ef- forts were made to reach the living men H at the bottom of the shaft, but the H wooden sides of the hoist, swollen by IJ water, stuck to the iron guide slide, and H then came hours of maneuvering to 1 reach the bottom. The men below had K H no means of warmth and many of them j H were standing in deep water. H NUMBED WITH COLD. H Every effort was made to lower the cage, and finally It was loosened and got within twelve feet of the bottom A timber blown across the way by the explosion was in the path. The men. were within easy reach of a rope, but H their fingers, numbed and almost fro- zen by the cold, were unable to grasp H the offered help. H It was 9 o'clock when the first three , VM men of the party who went down at I: o'clock were brought to the surface. 1 H Not one of them Avas able to walk. Henry Bcckert, one of the men, said: f H "It was a frightful experience We ? Avere too cold to work. There is appar- H ently no one to rescue. We had a hard time to find many of the dead. A shred of clothing here and another there, a H jacket, a pair of overalls, but few ! bodies. hJH "When we, left the bottom ot the shaft ,H there were twelve bodies lying there I ready to be brought up.' There are H many others there, and the bodies of H many will never be found. i "The south main drift, In which w H worked, gives Httlo chance for many men who will bo recognized. H "In the north main drift the way has been cleared for some distance, but we H could not tell what was found there." Just after 10 o'clock the last of tho rescuers were brought to the surface. -JM Some bodies will probably be brought out before daybreak. U WORK OF PJESCUERS. U. G. Hatch of Cleveland, one of the H principal owners of the mine, together IH with a number of other Cleveland men associated with him. arrived here this morning. Mr. Hatch said he could not t talk about the terrible disaster until h Jcarned the facts on the ground. He said. H ho believed they had as safe a mlno as nny in which gas ls found. They had H taken every precaution known to mlnlivr engineering; but. he said, "something unforeseen fired the gas and the lives 1 H of the men were snuffed out." I M On reaching the mine, Mr, Hatch add- ed to the urgent appeals for the aid of skilled mtn to penetrate the mine to rep- cue the living and to recover the dead (Continued on Pago X) ( H ZION'S BON TON BARBER IS DEAD IN POORHOUSE W. H Paine, the well-known colored politician and proprietor at one time j j of the best barber shop in this city, died at the county infirmary, where he , I has been an inmate for the past five or six years, yesterday afternoon about 1 ill o'clock. Pnlne, with his long curly hair, was a familiar figure in this city for the past thtrtv vcars. and there, are not a few of the old residents who remem- i , I ber his barber shop on East First South street. It was the bon ton place of its : I kind In this city twenty-five years ago. Paine will also bo remembered as a i . t good stump speaker and an active participant In the politics of this city In f vcars past. . , , ' Some seven or eight years ago he sustained an Injury to one of his hips i which rendered him unable to pursue his vocation as a barber or do any kind j of manual labor. He became an inmate of the county infirmary soon after and i ( has since made that Institution his home. His hip has been troubling him a hi great deal of late, and he has also suffered from dropsy and Brlght's disease. j. He was taken to his bed about two weeks ago and gradually sank lower and pj, lower until his denth yesterday. Paine, who wna about half colored, was born ,., In New York Slate about sixty-five years ago. He came to -Utah about 1S.0, and with the exception of a visit to California had resided In this city from that time. He was a man of gentle manners nnd of more than average intelligence. i He was a good conversationalist and kept well posted on current affairs In all parts of Uio world