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CONSIDERED THE HERALD THE LEADINO NEWSPAPER OF THIS SECTION OF THE GOLDEN STATE VOL. XLIII. NO. 140 DEATH GREETS MANY MINERS An Explosion in a Coal Mine Causes Loss of Life A DOZEN BODIES FOUND Pitiable Scenes Around the Mouth of the Shaft Thlrty-Seven rien Cooped In by Falling Timbers snd Those Who Escsped Are in Perilous Condition Albuquerque, N. M., Feb. 27.—A special o the Morning Democrat says: * The White Ash coal mines, three miles from Cerrlllos, was the scene of a terrible explosion a little before noon today. Thirty-seven men were working in four levels when the disaster occurred. Eleven of these have so far been rescued, all In a dying condition. The remaining twenty-six have doubt less perished and over a dozen dead bod ies have been recovered. The scenes upon identification of the wounded and dead wero heartrending. The miners were nearly all married men. When the news of the disaster spread, wives and children hurried from Waldo and Madrid. Not until this evening were searchers able to descend, owing to the poisonous vapors. In the course of half an hour several dead bodies were sent up. It was then feared that not a soul of the thirty-seven escaped. Later eleven dying miners were discovered in a bunch, probably overcome iv an effort to escape. Tbe explosion is thought to have been due to the accidental breaking of an abandoned chamber charged with gas. Denver, Feb. 27.— A special to the Re publican says: Owing to the smoke, dust and noxious vapor that filled every approach to the workings, two hcurs elapsed before any progress could be made toward effecting a rescue, and the efforts'were cruelly re tarded, for up to I o'clock but one miner had been reached. His dead body was found near the entrance. Vhrec hours later the rescuers succeeded in reaching the left fourth level and the dead bodies of several men were brought out. The scenes were terrible. Frantic wives, many of them carrying babies in their arms or having children clinging to their skirts, stood at the entrance of the mine for hours, amid tears and waitings, waiting while hundreds of men vainly struggled to gain an entrance further into the mine. So dense was the smoke at one time dur ing the afternoon that many thought the mine had taken tire, and the conduct of the wives and mothers when this was an nounced as a possibility was terrible. The gas began to pour forth from the single opening in such volumes as to make the progress of the rescuers very diffi cult; but by 12 o'clock the noxious vapors had cleared away, and the work of recovering the dead bodies began to prove more successful. Twenty-two men are still in the lower workings of the mine and it is not thought possible that they are alive. The work of rescue goes on bravely. Many heroic scenes have been witnessed during the afternoon, and tonight a gruesome spectacle is presented. Many camp fires dot the scene, and the anguish of the women and children hov ering about them, hoping for the best and urging the men on in their endeavors to reach the entombed, while others are clinging to their dead or ministering to to those rescued alive, presents a picture of human anguish seldom witnessed. It is thought the explosion v*s caused by the miners breaking through into some old, abandon d workings, thus liberating gas that had Jaccum dated therein. The mine was worked through a single in clined shaft extending 8000 eet in an in cline of thirty degrees, and seems to have been defective as respects ventilation. The mouth of the shaft is the sole means of egress. Nobody seems to know just how many men went into the mine this morning. Ordinarily 150 men are em ployed, but this being Ash Wednesday, it is said scarcely half the usual quota of were at work today. Representative Lac den, lately employed there, says that he it confiden' that not less than eighty-live men must have been ; :i the mine at the time of the cxplosiog. Denver, Feb. 27.—A special to the Rocky Mountain News from Cerrillos, N. M., says: Up to 10 p. ra. twenty-five bodies have been taken out horribly burned and muti lated and diujcult o. identification. One of the rescued, John Saunes, says that he heard the explosion, and himself and live comrades started for the main slope, but could not get out and started back into the mine to a pool of water, where they immersed themselves and by agitating the water managed to create air enough to live npon for the four long hours of their con finement. When the rescuing party reached them they were in the last stages of asphyxiation. The name of the driver who was killed at the mouth of the tunnel is John Hoc, a boy. List of dead, so far as ascertained: ,T. R. Donohue, pit boss; Johnny Bock, Sam Hardest, miner, — Kllingsworth, Roy rhillips, William Jones, Sam Jones, William T. M't'arthy, Tom Whitely, John Pwceney, John Eithorne, Tom Holliday, Jules Descrant, father, Henry and Louis Pcsrrant, sons, Angelo Bufato, Rloardo Dero, F.mil Hornet, George Spaite, August Le Plat, I). Sumitis, Henry Harbcii. : It is now believed that every man has been accounted for. Twenty-three is the number of the dead recovered. Every entry into the mine has been ex plored and no more dead bodies found. Some of tho rescue men were at death's door, but skilled medical attention saved their lives. The accident was caused by the ej.plo'-iion ot sulphurated hyrogen, en countered in an abandoned drift filled by the generation of tire damp. No one is to blame; it was simply one of those ac cidents that occur, that is all. Two Thousand Men Put to Work Princeton, 111., Feb. 87.—As a result of the thaw, work will bo resumed at once on THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 28, 1895.-TWELVE PAGES the eastern end of the Hennepin Canal, thus giving employment to nearly 2000 men. Work on the lock excavations and foundations will be resumed next week, and it is expected that the lirst six locks will be completed early in July. NEBRASKA'S DESTITUTE Farmers Will Accept the Chicago Board of Trade Offer Omaha, Neb., Feb. 27.—The destitute farmers of Nebraska arc accepting the proposition of the Chicago Board of Trade to funisli them seed grain to be paid for when the crop is sold. This will involve over a million dollars. The board has formed a syndicate to handle the matter. Mass meetings all over the state indicate a disposition to accept the offer. W. A. Paxton, the Omaha philanthro pist, today received this telegram from I*. O. Armour: "The Chicago Board of Trade is making efforts to raise large funds to supply se e d wheat to the Nebraska farmers. Do you think it is the proper thing to do and is such relief necessary?" Mr. Paxton wired a favorable response. COMPROMISED The Fifteen Suits Against the J. S. Doe Estate Settled San Francisco, Feb. 27.—8y a compro mise the fifteen suits aggregating over $1,000,000, between the estate of John S. Doc and the Waterloo Mining company of which the principal stockholders were three Milwaukee capitalists, wore dis missed today and the million and a half of the Doe money may now be distribut ed. The case has been in the courts for a number of years. The mines are at Calico, San Bernardino county. "NO SHIRT'S" TRIP IMPEDED En Route to Washington to Find Some Indian Money The Indian Police on the Umatilla Agency Stop the Young Chief and Prevent His Trip Pendleton, Ore., Feb. 27.—The Umatilla reservation's No Shirt and Young Chief, who are preparing to go to Washington to interview the Secretary of the Interior concerning the disposition of $200,000 In dian money, were arrested today on Agent Harper's order by the Indian police for resisting the authority of United States officers. The other Indians arc enraged on account of the arrest of their chiefs, and rumors are current today of trouble. A prominent official said today he feared it would be necessary to bring a company of troops from Walla Walla unless the In dians are quieted. They have made threats against Agent Harper and arc restless under the Agent's restraint on ac count of Judge Bellinger's decision that Indians on all other lands arc American citizens. LEFT THE SLEEPY PLACE Residents of an Illinois Town Being Sued. Work of a Big River Chester, 111., Feb. 27.—The inhabitants of Kaskaskia are greatly stirred up over the filing of two suits in the circuit court against the president and trustees of the Commons of Kaskaskia. In 18*) the Mis sissippi cut its way to the Okaw and for ever separated tbe sleepy oltt place from the mainland. The original town was abandoned and a new site located two miles south, known as the Commons. The city board, composed of W. J. Cat lett, 'William E. Davis, Charles Beis, Bello 8. Derousse, and W. J. Kintz. One suit is an ejectment brought by George B. Allison, who claims ownership of the new townsite, ami the other is in the nature of quo warranto proceedings instituted hy State's Attorney Goddard, seeking to de pose the trustees from office nnd declare forfeiture of the charter granted in 18.11. It is charged they have diverted rentals to the support of tne Catholic church and schools. ADMISSIONS OF A GAMBLER Sensational Features in the Omaha Municipal Inquiry William Donnelly Says He Paid a City Official $iSoo, but Refused to dive the Name Omaha, Neb., Feb. 27.—The work of tho Grand Jury engaged in investigating alleged municipal corruption developed some sensational features. William Don nelly, a gambler, admitted having bribed a city official, paying him $1800, but ho refused to name the man. The District Court remanded him to jail until he an swered with this admonition: "I will make you answer them if I have to keep you in jail for the remainder of my term. You must answer. Why do you refuse? It were better for you and better for Society if you strapped a couple of pistols at your belt and made people do your bidding with them than you should take an oath to tell the whole truth before the Grand Jury and then set that body at defiance. Whisky Comes High Cincinnati, Feb. 27.—The advance in the price of whisky from 11.23 to $1.28 per gallon at Peoria created much dissatisfac tion among tho Cincinnati whisky men. At a meeting in the Chamber of Com merce it was decided that the Cincinnati distillers would not countenance the ad vance, and that question of $1.21! should prevail here. Just what the cut would be is problematical. A Fight With Bandits Fort Worth, Tex., Feb. 27.—A telegram from Checotah, I. T., today states that Detective Sam Farmer anil party had a tight, with Ben Hughes' gang of train robbers. Hughes was captured, one of his men wounded, and Snake Head, the Indian scout of the Farmer party, killed. Hughes' gang robbed tho Pacific express cur at Thurher Junction, in October. Bishop rfonogue Dead Sacramento, Feb. 27.—Patriot Monogue, Bishop of the diocese of Sacramento, died at fi o'clock this morning. Tho deceaseil was a priest ut Virginia City when that place was at the height of its glory. CUTTING CAPERS IN CUBA The Revolvtionists Causing a Great Deal of Trouble PORTS OPEN TO COMMERCE Pardon Offered to All Insurgents Who Will Ask It Filibustering Parties Pulling Out From Key West—Story of the Revolution Said to Be Untrue Washington,Feb.27.—Secretary Gresham received a telegram today from the consul at Havana saying that owing to the con tinuance of the rebellion near Santiago dc Cuba and Matanzas, which began Febru ary 14, the Governor-General has Issued a proclamation declaring those provinces in a state of war, the civil authorities continuing in the exercise of their func tions. He also offers full pardon to all in surgents who submit to legal authority within eight days. The rest of the island is reported as tranquil. All recognized political parties have given support to the Government, Minister Muruguaof Spain tonight said he had received a dispatch front Key West announcing that a party of lilibusterers bail organized there antl was about to start for Cuba to stir up a revolution in the island. The minister's dispatch said the United States revenue cutter which is usually on duty at Key West was absent from its post and that there was no force on hand to prevent tbe threatened invasion. The dispatch gave no particu lars as to the strength of the party or the vessel or vessels it had secured to carry it to Cuba. The exact time of its starting was apparently unknown. Discussing the matter tonight, Senor Murugua said: "The report that there is a revolution in Cuba is untrue. There have been only two or three unimportant outbreaks." Madrid, Feb. '11.— A dispatch from Ha vana announced that In skirmishes with the government troops in Matanzas the rebels lost two and a number of their force was taken to prison. The rebels at Guantanamo, a short distance east of the c ty of Santiago de Cuba, have dispersed. Another dispatch says: Bands of insur gents are still in arms in the province of Matanzas, though in what numbers or with what success La unknown here. Mar tial law is enforced in the province and no messages go back and forth save under -government sanction. Disturbances are reported also in Santiago de Cuba aud that city has been declared in a state of war. Marti, the revolutionary chief, and Gen eral Gomez are reported to be on the is land. —* Havana, Feb. 27.— Garcia, a famous Cuban bandit aud a companion, were to. day shot in Havana by .the Government soldiers. CAUGHT BY A BULLET The Madera Wife-Murderer Said to Be in Custody Madera, Feb. 27. —Word was brought from the mountains today that James Lawson, who broke jail a short time since, had been shot and wounded by Patsy BolHvar, an employee of Joe Goode, last Friday. Lawson was discovered skulking about Goode's premises armed with a shotgun, and when discovered threat ened Bolllyar with death should he in form Goode of his whereabouts. Bollivar, upon some pretext, succeeded in getting, into the house, where he got a ritle and opened fire on Lawson, who tied after being wounded. Lawson felt bitter toward Goode, as the latter had been active in trying to secure Lawson's con viction for child murder, and bad gone there with the avowed intention of killing Goode, who, fortunately, was not at home. A PHYSICIAN'S PLIGHT Arrest of a Santa Cruz Dentist for Felony Santa Cruz, Cal., Feb. 27.—This after noon Dr. 0. H. Bulson, who has been practicing here for some weeks as an ocu list, was arrested on a telegram from Stockton charging him with felony He was released on fIO,OOO bail. Bulson says that his arrest grew out of political mat ters in Stockton. He was in charge of the San Joaquin county hospital for two years, and when the new hospital was built and the land purchased charges of misappropriation of funds and commis sions on tbe sale of the land were made, but Bulson says he had nothing to do with the handling of the money, there fore he will be able to prove bis inno cence He resigned his position at the hospital last September and went East. He is a major in the Sixth Regiment X. G. 0. Bulson will leave for Stockton tomorrow. WCULDNT YIELD AN INCH The President of the Electrical Association Refuses to Seal.- New York, Feb. 27.—The State Board of Arbitration tried to settle the strike of the electrical workers here today, but failed. James Strong, president of the Electrical Contractors' Association, ap peared before the board, but would not yield an Inch, He said the men must re turn to work at once before the con tractors would treat with them at all, 'and that under no consideration would the eight-hour day request be granted until after May 15 next. THE FATHER-IN-LAW'S PISTOL Domestic Troubles In an Oregon Family Ends in Tragedy Corvallis, Ore., Feb. 27.—John McCalb was shot and killed by his father-in-law, John McDowell, today. McCalb had trouble with his wife and went to his home and demanded his children, interning to take them away. McDowell was there anil refused to give them up. McCalb at tempted to enter the house, and McDowell shot and killed him. White Cappers Tried Columbws, Ind., Feb. 27.—A suit has been dismissed in the Circuit Court by which ten defendants, charged with whitecapping Mrs. Mary Schrader, in August, 1873, go free, while a petition to Governor Matthews is started asking the pardon from the county jail of Chris. Schneider, who was convicted of the charge and given one year in jail and lined £100, Scheider has been in the county jail 410 days. Mrs, Mary Schrader also dismissed her suit for $10,000, she re ceiving $bOOO in cash. WILL AVOID SAVANNAH Ex-Priest Slattery Will Make Out a New Route Savannah, Ga., Feb. 27.—The board of managers of the Young Men's Hebrew Association, which has a lease on the hall in the Masonic Temple, cancelled the contract with Slattery, the ex-priest. on the ground the lattcr's language was calculated to incite riot. About 1 o'clock this morning four three-story buildings at Farm ami Margaret streets, were blown up and wrecked completely. The perpe trators are unknown. Slattery will speak tonight. If a riot occurs the Mayor will call the lire depart ment and out turn the hose on the mob. An attempt has been made to burn the Masonic Temple, A. P. A. Records Youngstown, 0,, Feb. 27.—The records of the local A. P. A. are said to be in the bauds of tbe Catholics. The records are very voluminous.and the roll is said to contain 1200 names, including ministers, merchants and men in every walk of life. Woman's Chance Carson, Nev. Feb. 27.—A concurrent resolution striking the word "male" out of the Constitution passed the Assembly today. \MERICA'S OLDEST "MASON E.v-Govcrnor Brat man of Idaho Dies in Kansas City Was a Law Associate of Abraham Lincoln and Commanded Forces Under General Crant Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 27. —General Ma son Brayman, aged 81 years, Ex-Governor of Idaho, and the oldest Mason in the United States and former associate in legal practice with Abraham Lincoln,died here today at the home of his son-in-law, Theodore Gowdy, of Bright's disease. The funeral services will be held tomor row and the body taken to liipon, Wis , to be interred by tho side of the de ceased's wife. General Brayman was born in 1813 in Buffalo, X. Y. in 1836 he was admitted to thr bar. He then went to Louisville, where he edited a paper and practiced law. He alternated between the two pro fessions, obtaining eminence in both. Tn 1842 he removed to Springlield, Illin ois and began the practice of law. While in Springfield ho was a neighbor of Lin coln, and was associated with him in many cases. The intimacy begun then continued until Lincoln's death. In 18<il General Brayman enlisted as Major of the Twenty-ninth Illinois Infantry, com manding forces under General Grant. He served with honor and received promotion rapidly. He was mustered out at the dose of the war as Brevet Major-General. At the close of the war he returned to Springfield. In 1H7.'., he went to FUpon, "Wis., where he gained fresh legal honors. In 1876 President, (..rant appointed him Governor of Idaho. In 1880 he returned to Hi pun, where he began anew the practice of law. But falling health caused his retirement and in 1885 he came to Kansas City, where he has since made his home with his daughter. (General Brayman was the oldest editor and the oldest Mason in the United States. He leaves two children, Mrs. Theodore Gowdy of tilli s city, and a married daugh ter in San Diego. Cherokee Bill Guilty Fort Scott, Feb. 27. —In the United Stares Court today J.he jury returned a verdict against the outlaw Cherokee Hill, guilty of murder. WARRANTS FOR WHITE CAPS The Law After Disturbers in an Indiana Town Dastardly Outrages Committed —An Old Woman Knocked Down and Unmercifully Beaten • Muncle, Intl., Feb. 27.—Today .Imlge Behmeyer issued warrants for the arrest of Arthur Bhroy, Walter Kerry, Elmer Bales and itolley Wright. This is the outcome ol a sensational "white cap* at tack last, night at Granville, a small city ten miles northeast, upon Mrs. Amanda Hamilton, a widow aged 36 years, her mother. Mrs. Eliza Graham, :<*gcd 06, and her two sons, Warren and Clay Hamilton. Late at night four men called and de manded that they be admitted. The door was opened and they entered. They wore masks aud were otherwise disguised. They knocked Mrs. Hamilton down and beat and kicked her in a frightful man ner. She is injured internally, and may not recover. The old mother was next attacked and she is in a critical condition* The two sons jumped on the bed and attempted to protect their mother, but were soon over powered and received a hard beating. I,ouis Hces. a neighbor heard the screams ol the women and hastened to the house and was also treated to a sound beating. He is now confined to his home. The tour men then left the bouse. Mrs. Ham ilton and Itees claim they recognized the men as the ones above mentioned, Berry is a justice of the peace and the others arc prominent citizens of tiiat city and Vicinity. The reason for the attack is not known. The War In Asia Chee Too, Feb. -7. -The Japanese are evacuating their advanced positions at Wei Hai Wei, King Hai, a town lying about mid way between Wei Hai Wei ami this city, has been abandoned. The greater part of the Japanese army has been embarked upon transports, which have left Wei Hai Wei for Talien Wan on tho Liv Tien peninsula, almost directly across the gulf of I'echili from Wei Hai Wei. GENERAL BISSELL RESIGNS The Postmaster in Chief Tired of the Work STORIES OF DISAGREEMENT The Retiring Official Denies That There Was Any Trouble Expressions of Regret at His Withdrawal Heard Everywhere-What Cleveland Says Washington, Feb. 27.—Postmaster Gen eral iiissell late this afternoon plaeeil his resignation as a member of the Cabinet in the hands of President Cleveland, to be accepted upon the appointment of his successor. Though rumors of the coming retirement of Mr. Bissell have been rife for some time, the official announcement, when it was made this evening, caused something of a sensation. The statements which have been made that a disagreement between the Presi dent and Mr. Bissell caused the resigna tion was known by almost all in official circles to he without the slightest founda tion, and therefore the interest and gossip which usually attaches to the re tirement of a member of the Cabinet was entirely lacking in this case, as it, was conceded by all that only the personal de sire of Mr. Bissell to resume his lucrative law practice actuated him in taking the step which he did. An Associated I'ress reporter called upon him and in reply to questions Mr. Bissell said: "1 have placed my resignation in the hands of the President. The reasons for so doing arc that my professional work at home demands my attention and 1 feel that I cannot longer remain away from it. "The business of the department is in good condition, and its transfer to my successor can be made without affecting the public service. "I have found my work agreeable, al though at times quite onerous. 1 confess I leave it with regret, because I have be come deeply interested in it antl had a de sire to accomplish something more in the development of the postal service tiian I have found possible in those two years of effort, "I deeply regret also that I am thus compelled to sever official relations with the President ami the Cabinet, Which have been most satisfactory ami cordial throughout. Perhaps without impropriety I may now say that all rumors of disagreement be tween the President and'any of his Cabinet have been without foundation. I doubt if there ever was a more harmonious Cab inet than the present one and its members are a unit in support of the President on every public question." Everywhere are heard expressions of regret at Mr. Blsseli's retirement. The President said: "It is surely not necessary for me to say that I shall re lease Mr. Bissell witli the utmost regret. All his associates in the administration will feel they have lost a colleague who in all respects was a valuable factor in their executive labors, as well as a companion to whom they have become greatly at tached. lam not taken by surprise, for I have known for some time that it was inevitable because Mr. Bissell's reasons for his resignation were of a personal nature and were inexorable. Still,this tirst break in the Cabinet, which has been in the midst of many perplexing situations en tirely harmonious, all being actuated by loyal devotion to the public in this, and pervaded in a marked degree by the at tachments which such connections cannot fail to create, causes us all real sorrow. Much gratification awaits Mr. Bisseil in the appreciation of his countrymen of his splendid and valuable public services." Though in the department and Con gressional circles tiie air is lilled with names of possible candidates to succeed Mr. Bissell, from states ranging from the Atlantic to the Pad He and to Florida on the south, still the feeling was uppermost among men in ollicial life that the presi dent would reward in some way the untir ing devotion of Congressman Wilson, of West Virginia', to the administration throughout this Congress. Tonight they saiil this opportunity had arrived, and it can be stated that unless the President changes his mind. Mr. .Wilson's name will go to the Senate tomorrow as the suc cessor of Mr. Bissell, and it is more than probable that he will be honored by an immediate confirmation on the part of the Senate, as was Senator Hansom a few days ago when he was appointed Minis ter to Mexico. It is quite certain Mr. Bissell will not relinquish his portfolio until April. He will then return to Buffalo. MISSOURI ELECTION FRAUDS Arrests of Persons Implicated Being Made Slowly Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 27.—Arrests of persons indicted for election frauds arc being made slowly. Twelve of the men, however, voluntarily surrendered them selves. The officers appear to be unable to locate others but say that all against whom indictments have been returned and who are in the city will be arrested before noon tomorrow. A Notable Death Salem, Mass.. Feb. 27. —Lincoln Flagg Brlgham, ex-Ohief Justice of the Su preme Court, died at his home here to day. He was born in Cambridge, Octo ber 4, 1819. * In Memory of Colonel Thornton San Francisco. Feb. 27. —As a mark, of respect to the late Colonel Thornton, late president of the Blood Horse Association, there will be no racing at the Bay District track tomorrow. A Successor to Heath Washington. Feb. 27. - Attorney-General Olney has appointed Bert Sohlcssingcr as Assistant United States Attorney for the .Northern District of California. The Fair Will San Francisco, Feb. 27.- Charles L. Fair has received a second letter from an un known correspondent at Brookings, S. D., AND WE ARE TRYING TO LIVE UP TO THEIR HIGHEST IDEAL OF WHAT THE HODERN NEWS PAPER OUGHT TO BE AND DO PRICE FIVE CENTS statiiic|that he witnessed the abstraction of the will of the late James O. Fair from the County Clerk's office on January It, and offering to reveal the identity of the thief for $1.",000. At the same time he wrote to the attorneys for the executors making the same proposition. The re cipients say they paid no attention to the letters, but there is much speculation con cerning the clumsy but p rsistent black mailer. AN ATTORNEY REBUKED Lawyer Stevens Lectured and His Client Fined by the Court Sail Francisco, Feb. 27.—The Supreme Court in a decision today administered a severe rebuke to Attorney Stevens and fined his client $200 for prosecuting a frivolous appeal. Stevens represented 1). D. Hayes, who was sued in the Superior Court for money due on a promissory note. The jury decided in favor of Hayes, bnt the trial judge would not accept this decision on the ground that Hayes had introduced Improper evidence. Hayes ap pealed the case to the Supreme Court. The court upholds the lower court, and in or der to punish Hayes fotr taking up the time of the court uselessly orders him to pay to the respondent $200 as part of the costs. Death of a Promirient Physician San .lose Feb. 27.— I>r. ('. W. Hreyfogle died at 11 :80 tonight of paralysis of the heart. He was a native of Philadelphia, aged 54 years, and resided in this city twenty-four years. He had an extensive practice and was one of the directors of the Garden City bank. He was a Mason and Odd Fellow, and a member of the ti. A. R. He leaves a widow and three children. FLED FROM THE PESTILENCE Some Badly Scared People Leave the Hot Springs A stoiy That Smallpox Is Prevalent at the Health Resort Causes a Great Panic St. T.ouis, Feb. 27.—Trains from the south today brought fully 3000 badly scared passengers from Hot Springs, Ark., who left that popular resort in a hurry yesterday to escape the smallpox. They declared that the disease ia epi demic and that neighboring towns have established a rigid quarantine, the au thorities at Malvern compelling the train men to lock al! passengers in the Springs cars while trains were passing through that town. The passengers said that rumors had been circulated that smallpox was increasing, but that last .Sunday, when many of the guests were getting ready to leave, an official bulletin was is sued declaring that only one case exitsed in the city. This settled their fears for a while, but yesterday it was learned that at the time the health department was preparing tho bulletin there were thirty live cases being treated in the pest house. Mr. 10. T. Brewer of Springlield, ill., made the following statement: "The people are pouring out of Hot Springs panic-stricken. Kvery available sent was taken iv the train, and a great many more would have left if they could have gotten away. The visitors there are just beginning to learn the truth. 1 have inside information and know that there are no less than seventy-live eases of the disease in Hot Springs and about half of them are in the heart of the city." Mr. Harry Wiley of Chicago said: '"I learned last night from a member-of the Hoard of Health at Hot Springs that there were forty-seven cases of smallpox in the pest house and a number of cases in the city that had not been removed." Little iiock, Ark., Feb. 27.—Dr. R. F. Jennings, secretary of the state board of health, has investigated the smallpox sit uation at IL»t Springs and reports thirty two cases there. There are three well defined cases at Malvern and several sus pects. ON THE TRAIL WITH HOUNDS Bandits Make a Profitless Hold-Up in Texas The Robbers Got Into the Express Car, but It Was tmpty—The Prayer of Salvationists Dallas, Tex., Feb. 27.—Tonight at 8 o'clock the north-bound Houston and Texas Central train as it stopped at the in tersection of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas track, five miles north of here, was "held up" by seven highwaymen, who covered the engineer with six-shouters. They then forced a porter to uncouple the train from the engine, baggage and express cars. The robbers then stepped into the cab and forced the engineer to pull a distance of half a mile. There they compelled the express mes senger, Harris of Wells Fargo <& Co., to open his door and safe and tear open the packages. There was no money but the robbers took the express messenger's pis tol. They then shot away the headlight on the engine and ordered the engineer back to his train. In doing so the en gine collided with the reft of the train, wrecking the bumpers but not injuring the passengers. On the train was a party of ladies returning frum the Moody meet ing being held here. They all went to praying, one of them leading with: "Oh, Lord, Thou who rescued Daniel from the lion's den, deliver us. we beseech Thee, from the hand of these bandits." The sheriff is out with bloodhounds try ing to run down the robbers. They got no money. Will Boss the National Guard Salt Lake. Utah, Feb. 27. < iovernor West today appointed R. M. Young as Briga dier-General and Commander of the Utah National Guard. Genera! Young is a grandson of the late Brigham Young .and has a brilliant mili tary and business record. He is v gradu ate of West Point, and resigned from tha service in 1888 to begin the practice of law in this city. Last April he assumed the editorial and business management of the Salt Lake Herald.