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CAI* ***** FOR MAN Bruises, MUSTANG LINIMENT fcheiuimtisiiia AND BEAST. stiffjoints. The Herald LOS ANGELES, TUESDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 13, 1894- THE COOK DESPERADOES. Two More Crimes Charged Up to Them. A Successful Train Robbery in Missouri. Six Men Did the Job Without Any Violence. A Bank Bald Up in Kansas—One or tba Xtubber. Wounded by tha Cashier and Than Ktllad by Bis Pals. By the Associated Press. Monktt, Mo,, Nov. 12.—The St. Louis and San Francisco passenger train due here at 7:50 p.m. was held up and the express car robbed five miles east of thie city this evening. Your correspondent was a patßenger on tbe train and an eye witness to tbe bold and successful rob bery, which was committed in a deep and lonely cut. At Avona two masked men boarded the tender of tbe engine and concealed themselves until a heavy grade and deep cut was reached, when they sprang from their hiding plaoe, covered the en gineer and fireman with Winchesters and commanded them to stop tbe train. Tbe order was promptly obeyed. Climbing over the tender into the cab, the bandits marched tbe engineer and fireman to the baggage car and com manded tbem to open tbe door. Mes senger Chapman by this time was aware of the robbery and refused to comply, when, in a loud tone of voice tbe ban dits, now six in number, threatened to blow up tbe car witb dynamite, and with true determination and iv regular Bill Cook style, produced a stick of dynamite and were just in the act of pntting it to use, when Engineer Stevenson called to the messenger and implored bim to open tbe door, wbich he did. The bandits entered the car, plundered it, and, in full view of tbe terrified pas sengers, clambered up tbe hill and made their escape. It was a succeeßfully planned holdup, which occupied just lb minutes. When tbe train came to a sodden stop the clear report from a Winchester rang ont upon the air, and every paßsenger on the train knew what it meant. A sec ond later fonr bandits, who wore red bandana handkerchiefs over their faces, joined their pals at the express car aud the job was done. "No shooting goes," exclaimed the leader. "Heads back, there," he con tinued, and those wbo dared to look out of the car windows obeyed without a second warning. Condnctor Wightman haatily passed through the train and warned the pas sengers to conceal tbeir valuables. Women and children were panic stricken and men hastily concealed tbeir watches and money. Passengers took refuge under seats, behind doors, and some retired to tbe Pullman Bleep era at the rear end of the train. After 15 minntes of terrible suspense at tbe muzzle of a gun, the engineer and fireman were marched to the cab of tbe engine and commanded to back the train a quarter oi a mile from the ecene of the robbery. A second report from a Winchester waa a signal for the engineer to pull out hia train, and the robbery was at an end. Messenger Chapman succeeded in hiding all the money save $200 in cur rency, which he handed over to the robbers. Two of the gang climbed the Bleep hillside and joined the gang in waiting in the woods. Ac tbey aßcended the rooky hillside the gleaming barrels of tbeir guna were plainly visible. Tbe train pulled on to Monett, 20 minutes late, and the newa spread like wildfire. A posse waa formed, but for want of a leader failed to pursue the bandits, who are supposed to bo none other than Bill Cook and his notorious gang. HELP UP A BANK. One of the Bobbers Mot Death In so Unusual Ksus.r, Sai.ina, Kan., Nov. 12.—Three masked robbers held up the bank at Sylvan Grove, Kan., 40 miles west of here, at noon today, and one of their number met death in an unusually tragic man ner. He was shot by the cashier of the bank, and when ;n a dying condition, wae perforated with bullets by hie own companions, to save themselves from exposure. The men rode into town on fast horses. They were lively mounted and heavily armeil. Their masked faces and flying steeds attracted everybody's attention, but they wasted no time in getting to work. They nulled their horses up with a jerk in front oi the bank, and while one robber remained seated holding the bridles oi the other two horsee, guard ing the entrance to the bank, hie two companions entered. A citizen who wae transacting busi ness at the counter qnickly complied with their command to throw up his hands. The cashier was ordered to turn over what money he had and lodo It double quick. He looked iuto the muzzleß of noth revolvers lor a moment aud then reluctantly complied. It was but a few minutes from the time the bandits turned their horseß into the business street before they were again mounted and away with all the ready cash the bank had. The moment tbe robbers were out of tbe bnilding tbe cashier, Jobn Clane, secured bis gun and rtißbed to the door, opened tire on tbe robbers as tbey galloped away. The bullet from tbe cashier's weapon lodged in tbe back of one of the fleeing men. lie staggered in his saddle for a moment, bnt nerving himself be kept his seat and galloped on. He was too badly wounded, however, to continue the effort long, and before he had gone a quarter of a mile hia body swayed to and fro and finally he fell heavily to the ground. His two comrades, wbo up to thie time bad kept right ahead, pulled up their horses, and riding up to the prostrate man, deliberately fired eeveral shots into hia body and dashed away. When picked np the deaerted outlaw waa dead. Nobody knew him and nothing to identify him was found on hia person. Who hia companions were is only a matter of conjecture. It is be lieved they were a scattered portion of the Cook gang, working their way weat, after having been separated from the banditti and driven from their haunts in the Indian territory. The bank has ofTered a reward of $200 each for the capture of the robberß, doad or alive. The sheriffs of three counties have organized forces and aro now in search of the bandits. The amount of booty secured baa not yet beeu learned. Tbe bank officials are reticent. 1.. A. W. RACING BOARD. Important Changes In Itnclng; Ralea Itocnmmimded. New York, Nov. 12.—The racing board of the L. A. VV. held its annual meeting today iv Brooklyn. This wun a moat important gathering of the board, both tbe national assembly aud entire board being preaent. Among the changes recommended are: That all racing men in any way con nected with the trade be declared in Class B. That special referees be appointed for tbe national circuit. That the chairman of the racing board be paid a salary aud that the office ba made an elective one. That the rules be ao changed aa to ex clude the participation in races of women. That road raoing be condemned and the L. A. W. nrged to co-operate with the local authorities to suppress tbe same. , That special arrangements be made for blacklisting clubs for not fulfilling tbeir agreements on prize values. CONDENSED TKLKGKAAIS. The schooner Weat Bide is ashore near Amberstburg, Ont. She carries a crew of seven men. The body of • white man with a bullet bole in his head was found near McAl lister, I. T. Tbe dead man's clothing had been rifled. The tug Fearless left San Francisco early Monday morning for the wreck of the ship Crown of England, which is ashore in Santa Barbara channel. The fourth annual convention of tbe Southern California State Sunday School association is in session at Ven tura. About 150 delegates are precent. Edward Morgan, aged 20, of Sherroda ville, 0., waa fatally shot through the head by Lew Jnet, marshal of Pike's Run, for resisting arrest. Morgan and a companion bad drugged and outraged a young girl. The Franklin sugar refinery at Phila delphia will resume operations today witb a partial force. Spreckels will follow in a few days and the McCann refinery ia getting ready. A further rise in refined BUgar is expected. In Sacramento, Giovanni Gravelloand Dominico Ravena, Italians, got into a row laet night over a game of carda and cut and slashed each other with knivea. Though badly cut, both may recover. Ravena has a wife and two children in San Francisco. Judging by present appearances the labor trouble at New Orleans seems to be at an end. Mr. Saundere, the local agent of tbe West India steamship line, has colored men at work on three ships. The police are still on the levee in iorce, for the alleged purpose of protect ing the colored laborers. Joseph Lacroix and Philip Wells, his uncle, were murdered while crossing Pine Ridge reservation. Wells took part in the battle of Wounded Knee, and since that time haa been a deadly enemy of the Indians, who threatened to kill him at the first opportunicy, and it iB thought they have now carried out tbeir threats. A convict named Wm. Thompson met a violent death in the jute mill at the penitentiary at Walla Walla, Wash. His clothing caught a rapidly revolv ing shaft, and before the ma chinery could be stopped be was whirled around several times. When taken out it was found almost every bone in his body waß crushed. Ha lived about half an hour. Thompson was serving a six-year sentence for horse stealing. 11. J. Bird has entered suit against the Carnegie Steel company for $30,000 dam agea. Bird was brought to Homestead, Pa., from Chattanooga, Tonn. He boarded at restaurant No. 2, end was poisoned by some of the food, for wbich poisoning District Master Workman Hugh McMastera of the Knightß of Labor and othera are now serving time in the penitentiary. Bird haa been ill ever since. Last April he wae discharged on account of hia ill* health, for which he holds tbe Carnegie company responsible. Dentil or a Not-d TuiTman. LouisviLLß, Ky., Nov. 12. — Qeorgo W. Seoggan, the noted turfman, died ct bis home, five miles from this city, Bt 4 o'clock this morning, aged -19 years. Mr. Seoggan was tho victim of consump tion and had been on the decline for some time. Tho Seoggan brothere, ac part owners with Sam Bryant, owned the noted Proctor Knott, who won the Fu turity, worth $45,000, as a 2-year-old. .Judge Morrow, Come to Taw and En glish Lady were other good ones who carried the Sccggan colors. Zlinm-nnan'a ltaturn. New York, Nov, 12. —A. A. Zimmer man, the bicyclist, returned to America on the steamship Augusta Victoria, wbich arrived today. Order your suit early. H. A. Getz ia crowded for tine tailoring at moderate prices. 112 West Third atreet. Kamame Bittora acta ou the liver when that organ ia sluggish, promotes digestion, encourages appetite aud cor recta constipation. For sale hy all druggists, 50 cents per bottle. Dr. French's Braiu Tablets cure all kinds of nervous trouble. For bale by Off & Vaughn, Fourth and Spring. Hollenbeck Hotel Cole, 214 Second Street. Oysters 50c a dozen, any style. Eastern chestnuts at Althouse Bros.' CANVASSING THE VOTES. The Official Count Begun in California. It Will Take Several Days to Complete It. Budd's Plurality Increased by Late Return!. Ha Now Leads by 1078 Votes With 1.10 Preelnota to Hear From. Ventura County's Vota—Po litical Uuaslp. By the Associsted Press. San Francisco, Nov. 12.—(Midnight) —There has been no very marked change in the gubernatorial contest in the paßt 24 hours. Complete returns have been received from 2135 precinctß in tbe stats in a total of 2274 precincta, and the result ahows: Budd, 109,090; Estee. 105,02 i. Budd'e plurality, 1073. There are atill 139 precincts to hear from and alao the official canvass in 47 counties. The official returns have been received from 10 counties in the etate today, and the gains of the two candi dates about tally, being 16 votes in Estee's favor. By the official canvass Eatee gains 15 in Colusa, 110 in Marin, 57 in Mono, 9 in San Benito, 24 in San Mateo and 9 in Sutter, while Budd gains 1 in Amador, 1(12 in Mendocino and 145 in Tuolumne. The official canvass in Plumas and Ventura reanlted in no change. The figures given above allow a plurality for Budd in thia oity of 11, --550, as that seems to be the most accu rate figure which oan be obtained until after the official canvass here is con cluded. THE OFFICIAL CANVASS. The official canvass of the vote in this city commenced this afternoon, but it Is not probable tbat it will be completed for a day or two, at the leant. Tbe As sociated Press has sent instructions to every county Beat in tbe etate to bave the result of the official canvass wired here the moment it is completed, and every effort will be made to tabulate these official returns, at least on the vote for governor, aa rapidly as possible. THE COUNT IN SACRAMENTO. Sacramento, Nov. 12.—The supervis ors thiß afternoon began the official canvaßß of the election returns. Two precincts were were completed when the board adjourned for the day. No changes were made in the returns therefrom, as already published. At the rate of progress made today, it is possible the precinct returns will all be counted by Friday, perhaps by Thursday evening. Not until eacn ticket in all the precincts is canvassed, will the total vote for any candidate be made known. VENTURA COUNTY COMPLETE. Ventura, Nov. 12.—Complete official returns for Ventura connty: For governor—Budd, 902; Estee, 1270; Webster, 486. Lieutenant • governor — Gregg, 561; Millard, 1316. Secretary of state—Brown, 1330; Maddox, 752; McGlynn, 541. Controller—Colgan, 1376; Dore, 572; Meaijher, 730. Treasurer—Barton, 565; Castro, 815; Rackliffe. 1282. Attorney-general — Fitzgerald, 1278; Luckel, 559; Pariß, 720. Surveyor-general—Angier, 716; Baa aett, 548; Wright, 1334. Clerk of the supreme court—Lands borough, 546; McGlade, 742; Ward, 1282. Superintendent of public instruction — Black, 1709; Kichardaon, 459; Bmytbe, 557. Superintendent of state printing— Curry, 728; llurlbert, 582; Johnston, 1314. Aesocinte justices (full term)— Bank, 541; Gibson, 526; Hensbaw, 1168; Mur phy, 741; Temple, 728; Torrence. 1301. Short term—Bridgeford, 722; Daggett, 568; Van Fleet, 1309. Congressman—Bowman. 635; Mc- Lschlan. 1231; Patton, 753. Board of equalization—Arnold, 1290; Hamilton, 568; Nickell, 716. Railroad commisaioner—Bretz, 594; Clark, 1323, Phillips, 811. Assembly—Bennett, 1498; Weldon, 1080. SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY. San Bernardino, Nov. 12. —The offi cial count of 18 precinctß out of 51 give Budd a gaiu of 13 votes over tbe fignres heretofore reported. Tbis will put Katee's plurality down to 936 in the county. No changes ou Ihe balance of the state ticket. At tbe rate of present progress it will take two days to com plete the count. ESTEE GAINS NINE VOTES. Ban Francisco, Nov. 12.—1n the offi cial canvass in San Mateo county Kstee gains 9. _ Utah Republicans Ratify. Salt Lake. Utah, Nov. 12.—The Re • publicans oi Utah held a grand ratifica tion meeting here today. The exercises bet an with a barbecue and ended with speaking at tho .-alt Lake theater. The torchlight procession tonight was tbe most magnilicont affair of the kind ever witnessed in the territory. Hanshaw Will Resign. Oakland, Nov. 12.—Superior Judge Henehaw, who bas been elected to the state supreme bench, announced today that he would at once tender to Gov ernor Markhaji his resignation as judge of the superior court, his resignation to take efleet December Ist. Texas Congressmen. Dallas, Nov. 12.—Official figures from nearly ail the districts are in. and the congressional delegation stands 12 Democrats aud one Republican—Noon an, in the Twelfth district. A Republican Counted In. Jersey City, N, J., Nov. 12. —Tbe offi cial count of tbe Seventh congressional district shows a plurality of 29t> ior MtEwan, Republican. TEN PAGES. AN INDEX TO YESTERDAY. BY TKLEOKAPH-Report of tbo federal strike commission Train robbery in Missouri hank hold up in Kansas The gubernatorial contest Official can vass of votes l aunching of the steam ship St. Louis Orients: war news— General news gleanings. LOCA i„—ihe city council has a busy day— licenses Court notes J. H.W. Paulson charged with altering a deed — Sow progress ol the ollcial canvass of county returns.. John Craig's trial tor wifa murder Legun Mrs. Caswell's art talk — Po ice court A boy accidentally shot Alva Johnßon and Kl.d Thompson charged with the first Roscoe train robbery Slirt rape case Rice as a 100-yard swimmer. Charges ol cruelty at Whittler madeand denied A new mining invention News of the railroads . . Ux-tiovjrnor Murphy on Arizona., ..William Cop ale of Denver beats Sprinter Tom Morris .. .New exhibits at the chamber of csmmerce... .Tbe senaie com merce committee not likely to come to Southern California this season ...The school board establishes an examination biard....A meeting of single Ux.ua con gratulates Congressman Mugulre. NEIGHBORING PLACES. Santa Monica—Local improvements being considered. Santa Ana—The official count A new grand jury. Redlands—A damage suit against two physi cian-. POMONA —Public enterprises talked about. Pas dcna—Board ol arbitration to settle the Bonthern Pacific franchise damages... Weather prediction? Gen. Lew Wallace Icclures. San Bernardino—The liarnei poisoning case. POINTERS FOR TODAY. Pavilion—Exposition and midway. Benson's Opera House—The Nihilist. Been an k Til Kate it —Count di Rimini. Imperial—Vaudeville. New Turner llall-L. A. Parlor N. 8. Q. W., bill. Pythian Hall—Meeting Associated Chari ties, 2 p. m. PKOPOSBD BOND I;StIJ, It Is Expected to Take Pluca In a Paw Days. New York, Nov. 12. —John A. Stew art, president of the United States Trust company, who visited President Cleve land in Washington laat week, Bays a bond issue of $50,000,000 will be made probably with three days. It was stated confidently in Wall etreet today that a government bond issue had been agreed upon. Secretary Carlisle, co tbe story goes, waa informed on Saturday night of the president's arrangement with the New York bankers. To await congressional action would involve too much delay without any guarantee o! favorable reaulte. California Wias tirovori, San Francisco, Nov. 12.—The Wine Growers' association of California met here today. Sixty growers, represent ing an aggregate production of over 5,000,000 gallons of wine annually, were preaent. Tba meeting was called to ratify the contract between the mem bers wbo form the association and the corporation which wiil represent tbeir interests, controlling tbe wine out put of their manufactories. After some discussion the contract was framed and signed by 53 members of the association. The new corporation hopes to secure signatures enough to enable it to control the wine output of tbe state. Bepnbltcan Daer Slayers. Dubuque, la., Nov. 12.—A party of lowa and Illinois campaigners, with Congressman Henderson at the head, leave here today over the Illinois Cen tral on a deer hunting expedition in Mississippi. At Vicksburg they will be dined by a party of eoutherners, includ ing Congressman Allen, with whom they will journey to New Orleans. Colonel Henderson says he ie npt a candidate for Bpeaker, but anticipates that Heed will be the unanimous choice of tbe Repub lican caucus. A Plague Ship. Pertii Amisoy, N. J., Nov. 112. —Dr. Ramsay yisited the bark Ribert S. Pat terson today. He examined the paa sengers and found four of them to be se riously Bick, and another was in a dying condition. Dr. Ramsay Baid the men's quarters were the worst he ever saw. The body of the man who diet! just be fore reaching Sandy Hook waa taken from tbe bark laet night and buried. The vessel haa not yet been released from quarantine. Charges of Brllt.ry, Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 12.—The federal grand jury, wbich meets in afew days, will be asked to investigate the charge that Congressman VV. B. Bynum mode that he had been approached by bribers in regard to the appointment of surveyor of customs. The United States dietrict attorney is out of the city, but the officials say it is under stood that Judge Woodß will call Mr. Burkes attention to the affair. No Strike and No ltsduetton. Brazil, (Ind.,) Nov. 12.—The block coal operators of tbie district, referring to tbe proposed reduction of 10 cents to be made by the eastern operators, say that no reduction will be made in the block coal fields as the operators and miners have signed a contract for a year. The leading miners assert that if a general strike should he ordered by Mcßride, that the block coal miners will not go out. Died of m tlrokxti Heart. Newark, N. ,T., Nov. 12.—Peter Birsch, recently janitor of the Lifay ette-atreet echool, who waa convicted on Friday of criminal aßßault on Albertica Maitin, 14 yeaia old, and who waa to have been eentenced today, died early in the day, aa alleged, of a broken heart. His laat were "I nm innocent," Smnllpox Id Goltmui. New York, Nov. 12.—Thirteen cases of smallpox were discovered today in the vicinity of Weat Thirty-ninth atreet. The contagion arose from a case of the dißease recently found at 430 West Thirtieth Btreet. A lilg Cotton l ire. New Orleans, Nov. 12.—The Texas and Pacific railroad cotton wharf, across the river from here, waa destroyed by fire this evening, and 28,000 bales of cotton burned with it. The loss will reach about half a million. PRICE FIVE CENTS. A. R. U. STRIKE. A Voluminous Report Filed by the Federal Strike Commission. IT IS FULL OF GINGER. The Railway Managers' Asso ciation Handled With out Gloves. PULLMAN COMPANY ALSO. A. ft, U. Official* Exonerated From Blame for the Kioto or Jaly Lm»> A Irlainph for Organized Labor* By the Associa'ed Press. Chicago, Nov. 12.—The United States government report on tbe great railway strike, in connection with tne Pullman trouble, waa made publio today. The report, which is signed by the federal labor commissioner, Carroll D. Wright, and his fellow-inveetigators, John I). Kernan of New York and Nicholas B. Worthington of Illinois, is addressed to President Cleveland and abounds ia passages which will attract wide atten tion, particularly the portion referring; to the now-famous General Managers' association, the organization of high railway officials that encompaseed the memorable defeat of the American Rail* way union, AN UNLAWFUL CORPORATION. The report saye the capitalization of the 24 railroads directed represented in the General Manageras' association waa $2,108,552,617. The number of em ployees was 221,097. The commission continues: "Thiß voluntarily unincorporated as sociation was formed in 1886. In ita constitution the object of the association is stated to be 'the consideration nt problems of management arising from the operation of tbe railroads terminat ing or centering at Chicago.' It further provides that 'all funds needed Bhall be taised by assessment divided equally among tbe members.' Tbere are no limitations aa to the considering of prob lems of funds, except tbe will of tha managers and the resonrcea of tbe rail*, road corporations. FIRST ABUSE CF POWER. "Until June, 1894, the association's possibilities aa a strike-fighter and wage arbitrator lay dormant. Its roads fixed a 'Chicago scale' for switchmen, cover ing all lines at Chicago. In March, 1893, the switchmen demanded more pay from each road. The aaaociation con cluded they were paying enough—if anything, too much. The roads ao in formed the men. The Switchmen's Mutual Aid association of North Ameri ca wrote to Mr. St. John, as chairman, acquiescing. He, as chairman of the General Managers' aaaociation, conclud ed his story aa follows: 'The association approves the course taken by your body and desires to deal fairly with all em ployees, and believes our switchmen are receiving due consideration.' 'This seems to show," the report Bays, "that employees upon association roads are treated aa under subjection to tbe General Managers' Association,' and the report, after detailing the action of the association in establishing agen das and employing men, adds: "Tbia waa tbe firat time that the men upon each aide were brought sharply face to face with the fact that in ques tions aa to wagea, rules, etc., each lint waa supported by 24 combined rail roads. SCHEDULES OF WAGES, "This association likewise prepared for its use elaborate schedules of the wages paid upon the entire linea of the 24 membera. The proposed object of tbese echedules waa to let each road know what tne other roada paid. Find* ing the men upon aome linea urged in creases to correspond with the wages paid elsewhere, a committee of the asso ciation prepared and presented a uni form schedule for all membership roads. It waa deemed wise not to act upon the report. It waa distributed to membera in November, 1803. Thie distribution aione enabled the report to be used with efficiency as an 'equalizer.' As the re sult during 1893 —it beiDg then well un derstood aB to wages, etc. —it was an incident of the General Managers' asso ciation to aseist each road in case of trouble over Buch matters, one form of assistance being for the aaaociation to secure meu enough through ita agencies to take the places of all sinkers. Re ductions were here and there made on the diderent roads, the tendency and etfort apparently being to equalize the pay on all linea. "It is admitted that the action of the association haa great weight with out aide lines, and thia tenda to establish one uniform scale throughout ths country. The further single atep of ad* mitting linea not running into Chicago to memberahip, would certainly bave the etiect of combining all railroads ir wage contenticnß against all employee* thereon." NO STANDING IN LAW. The coinmiesion questions wbethei any legal authority, statutory or other' v. ne, can be found to justify come of ths features of the association which batv come to light in tbia investigation, and continues: "If we regard its practical working* rather than its professions, v