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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAIIA, MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 3, 1902-
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
FLOOD FOLLOWS FIRE
Jater Submerge! fUme-Swept Sections of
Paterson, Hew Jersey.
tOIt CHEATER THAN BY CONFLAGRATION
BandrecU of Families An Homeless and
Industry Badly Crippled.
DISTRESS OF THE POOR IS ALARMING
' Tenement Districts An Scenes of the Worst
felROIC EFFORTS FOR ' CLIEF ARE MADE
eVngfonloada of F.,
Destitute ul Dea '''V
PATERSON. N. J.. March I. This .
so recently swept by Ore, U now ov
erhelmed by flood. Three weeks ago tu
greater part of Its bualneas section u
turned out and today the quarter oc
cupied by the bouaea of the poorer claaaea
Hundreda of famlllea have been made
fjomeleea by the overflow of the Paaaiae
fiver and the country for miles around the
rJty la under water. So far but one death
feaa been reported. The great peril now
ta that the Spruce atreet raceway may
Overflow, 10 which event a great loae of
property In tha manufacturing dlatrlcU la
ture to ensue.
The raceway supplies water power for
gnoat of the mllla along the water front.
At thl point the city authorities have
(laced expert engineers, who are inatructed
to touch off a blaat of dynamite, which will
J pea a new channel for the lmmenae vol
me of water held there and by diverting
to the bed of the river In a new direction
the authorities hope to save a great deal
tt valuable property.
riaea Mlnca of Dynuuilte.
In a cliff about aeventy feet below the
Cpruc street bridge tha expert have
placed mines of dynamite, which. If It !
found neceasary, will be exploded.
The Are of three weeks ago. while caus
ing a damage to the extent of nearly 18,
COO.OOO, did not create auch suffering and
widespread desolation as the fllood of to-
Bay. The district for a mile along the river
' front from Bpruce street hill to Straight
atreet, and two blocks north and Ave blocks
outh of tha river, nearly half a mile in
vldth, la covered with water, which In many
instances reached to the aecond atory of
' tha dwellings.
In this district are situated the Rogers
Locomotive Works and aeveral silk mllla
and dve worka. Nearby It fully 600 tam-
111 who hava been driven from their
tanament. Several hundred of these peo
ple wer taken from their, houses In boata
nd barges amid scenes of much excite-
, facet . . ,;
Cant Renrh tha 0mar.
ffort 'tax reach'' Governor Murphy"Td
Bay failed Acting Mayor Brogan opened
tha fifth regiment armory as a temporary
.Mnca for the homeless famlllea, more
than a hundred of whom are housed there
The cttliena of Paterson were mora than
s-anarous In their gifts to tn aunerers.
Several wagon loads of blanksts, clothing
and provisions arrived at the armory from
all quarters of the city, the most prominent
erf the donors being Mrs. noosn, wiuuw
Of the late vice prealdent.
In the work of rescue one of the most
arnsat tollera. Henry Richards, a earpen
tmr lnt hlS life.. '
After making several successful trips, his
oat was upset and ha was awept away In
the watera which were ruining win tns
force of a milt race, clung to the brand
f a tree for nearly half an hour, but la
aplte of many attempts to reach him, ha
Anally disappeared in tn muuoy waters.
Relief of th Distressed.
Chief of Pollc P. C. Oraal aad Fir Chlel
John SUgg were Indefatigable In their
xertlons for th relief of the distressed
and war ably assisted by the city employes
of every department. There wsa a lack
of boats to cop with the emergency and
Secretary Dill telephoned to New York for
heln In this direction. This request wae
ftulckly anawered by the Newark people, who
ent a wagonload of boata. a aeiea in an
which arrived la goo tlm to glv xewl-
Tha cry of fire was heard about 1 o'clock
In tha afternoon, and It looked aa It the
laments were combining to destroy the
city. The fir broke out In Oates' drug
tore, at the corner of Hamilton avenue
and Main atreet. The firemen, many of
hom were helping to remove the people
,trora the deluged district, jumped to their
'posts and were soon bard at work fighting
'tha flames. A brisk. wind waa blowing, but
the blase waa confined to tbe drug stors
fculldlng, which was burned out. The lota
(was estimated at 11,000.
Second Fir Break! Oat.
During the three hours th men were
(working another alarm waa turned In, but
the blase waa Insignificant.
On Hamilton, aear Peyton, two buildings
vrere undermined by water, and collapsed
and were awept away by the flood. Tbe
Arch street bridge collapsed In the after
noon, the abutments on both shore being
wept away. All the other bridges are com
pletely submerged, cutting off communlc
tlon between the two sections of the city,
Tbe boilers and engine rooms of aeveral of
the big mills are ten feet under water
Many of the mills are aald to be covered
by flood Insurance. 8o far tha mllla are be
lleved to be aafe and the main loss will be
caused by tbe enforced cessation of work
tinttl the waters recede,
The gas companies, which supply th
greater part of the city with light, are sub
merged and many households had to use
candles and oil lamp. Th electric com
pany'a plant, which furnished the street
light, waa far removed from the flooded
ectlon, so that the thoroughfares ars we
The danger to the city trim the flood
and especially from , the raceway, waa
diminished late tonight, when It was no
tlced that the water In the river had be
gun ta recede. At 10 SO It had gone down
a foot and tha cltlsens began to hope the
worst was ovsr.
The Hillmaa street bridge, a steal span,
went Into tha river late tonight. Word
cam tonight from Slngac, a few miles up
the river, that tha bridge, over th Pasaale
en the Oreenweod bake division of the Brie
had fallea today.
Pawals la Uarkaaaa.
PASSAIC. N. J.. March X. The flood ta
the WalUagtoo aectloa of the city seams
(Continued oa Second Fmg-A
loss up inthe millions
Properly Danege froas Flood Is Im
mense, Besides Heavy
PITTSBURG. March . This city and Al
legheny hare so far recovered from the
flood as to have resumed all ordinary traf
fic and to bare In a great measure over
come the Inconvenience brought about by
the high waters.
At 11 o'clock tonight the Ohio river mark
at Davis Island dam was 36.S feet, a fall
of nearly three feet since Sam. The
Monongahela river at S o'clock this morn
log registered thirty feet and at ( p. m.
An estimate of the damsge done her
by the flood la hard to get at tonight, but
conservative men place the total at about
tl.250,000. This Includes the loss to the
thousands of workmen In wages as well aa
tbe actual property loss. Reliable mer
chants say the loss In the Pena avenue dis
trict alone, from th Lincoln hotel to
Twelfth street, will probably exceed $300,
000. The worat sufferer In tbla d 1st riot ta
the Lincoln hotel, which la damaged about
W1LKKSBARRE, Pa.. March l.-A heavy
aiuiau ana rue a ot water irom its upper
'butaries caused th north branch of
ie Susquehanna river to rise rapidly to
day. At s o clock tnla morning It was
twenty-nine feet above low-water mark
and at noon, had reached tha thirty-foot
-,w .-. .v. ..a- i. .v..
The water Is over the banks of the river
from PHtston to Nantlcoke and resembles
vast lake. Nearly one-half the city Is I
Two hundred families living In the low
landa In tbe town of Plymouth had to
leave their homes hastily this afternoon,
the water covering the first floors and put-
ting out the fires. I
Nine lives hav been lost so fsr. The I
casualties for tbe past twenty-four hours I
were three. Tha property loss la already I
eatlmated at $1,000,000.' I
William P. Retlley hired a cab from
Richard Breckert to drive htm acrosa tha
river to his home on Luserne borough
flarly this morning. Tbe carriage, horses
and occupants were caught In the swift
current on th roadway above the North I
street bridge and carried down stream. I
The horaes were quickly drowned. Retlley
ciung to a limb of a tree, but was drowned
before Help could reach blm. I
TWFNTY TMDIISANn IfM F MFN
a w ass we w wr r a s w saw sjsr sbsjsss s ass )
Throws Oat of Employmeat by Floods I
Which Canea Great Dla.
WHEELINO, W. Va.. March 2. Wheeling
tonight la In the grasp of th worst flood
It hss experienced sines that of 1884, with
but one axoeption. Tha maximum atags
waa reached at S p. m. forty-three feet
three inches, and the decline Is expected to
begin at midnight.
In Wheeling, Bellatre, Beaweod, Martina
Perry and Bridgeport scores of factories
have been entered by tha raging waters.
Area extinguished and. 20,000 men placed on
the list of Involuntary Idleness that will
continue until Monday night or Tuesday
morning. ' ' r " . ;
Whiwlina .Ulaad . la.-a.th4fda-avred.t
by watsr tonight and fully .00 families ar
occupying the upper floors of their homes,
nouth Whaeiina and Renwood were hit fullv
ss hard.' Owing to tha slow advance of the
floodtlde, however, the people were enabled
to move their belongings aad as a conss-I
mienra tha nronartv loaa la not as hearv I
aa on former occasions. . .1
This afternoon North Wheeling boya built
fire on the river bank and In tha debris
used as . fuel was, among other things,
partially filled can of nitroglycerine, which
exploded with a tremendous report. Three
of tha boys were seriously Injured, but will
recover. They are:
Another half-mud ran f nltrnvlvearina
waa kicked around in. the gutter In front of
ths Hotel Windsor by boys until an oil man
disclosed the character of the contents,
Than there waa a arattarln f tha nnnula.
Uon In all directions. Tha police were
called and removed tha can.
STILL PRESS INVITATION
Chnrlaaton Officials Vrgm ' President
Roosevelt to Visit th re
position. CHARLESTON. S. C, March 2. Mayor
Smiths and Aldermen Rhett and Kollock,
representing the city, and President Wag'
aner and Director Hemphill of tha Exposl
tlon board, left here todsy for Washington.
where they will urge tha president to csrry
out his promise to come to Charleston,
Mayor Smiths today received a telegram
from Secretary Cortetyou, which reads:
"Your letter enclosing action of city coun
ell received and the president directs ma to
express his hesrty thanks. He hopes to
meet tbe committee at lunch tomorrow and
Will rosks all arrangements then."
WASHINGTON, March 2. President
Roosevelt haa an appointment for tomorrow
morning with a committee of Charleston
ciiisens woo arn coming ners to urge tnat
ha visit the exposition. At that tlma tha
sxpectattoa is that a final determination
will ba reached by the president, as to
whether ha will go to Charleston or not.
He Is anxious to do this and haa not aban
doned his Intention to do so, which was
only prevented by the Illness ot his son.
He probably will consult the Charleston
committee regarding ths effect ot the Till
man dinner Invitation episode and then de
ride whether he will carry out his cher
STORM ON PACIFIC
Heavy Wind Practically Cats OaT State
from OaUld Common!- '
SAN FRANCISCO, March I. A
aoutbeaat storm passed over this city and
vicinity last mgnt. Tne principal damage
wa. sustained by telephone and telegraph
communication wlta Interior polnta and
ins eaat was absolutely cut off tor several I
hour. Ths heavy wind blew poles down la
it imiivi.i. i um umy waa uuuauaiiy
rough aad ths fsrry service between this
city and Oakland waa discontinued until I
this morning. Shipping Interests hsd suffi
cient warning ta provide agalnat serious
damage. The greatest damage was dona to
tha telegraph servlc. aear West Berkeley,
along th bay shore, where about two miles
of wire waa blown down. Tonight both
tha Postal and Western Union hav a alow
vlrs to the east by way of Los. Angeles.
All other routes are still down. There
Is na communication with Sacranienta aad
th north. According to tbe laat reporta,
la Sacramento river ia rising and threaten-
Jlng tha lvea
SNOWSLIDES BURT MINERS
Two More Avalanches Bweep Down the
MOST OF MEN ESCAPE FROM DEATH
Worst Slid of Berles Is Predicted
us th lapesdlag Dssger
at the Psstsrs
TELLURIDE, Colo., March I.- Two snow
elides came down the mountain near the
Bob Tall mln today, the second burying
several men at work clearing the debris
away from tha first. Henry H. Martin is
missing. Several were rescued with slight
In the first slide the residence of Su
perintendent Vsn Law of the Smuggler
Union mine waa carried away,' but for
tunately the occupant had moved out on in
structions of Manager Collins, who feared
for their safety. '
WU.I1. a t - m ... -1 -In- .art
, , ,u. a ,h ..,..
than the first, came down with a crash,
burying several of the workmen. Tha
the men end they made a daah for aaf.ty
1. " .iV
Iafa. but were knocked off Into the snow I
pll by the edge of the allde.
Believed to Ba Dead.
All but Martin, who la thought to be I
burled under the mass of snow and rock, The senator then launched Into an at
eecaped with their Uvea, though aeveral I tack on England for trampling on the Irish
were more or less seriously hurt. I
The worst 'slide of the many that have!
run within the past few days la to com, I
It Is feared. This is the Pandora slide, I
which runs between the Bullion Tunnel and I
the Valley View mine. Its path takes the I
whole train from the Smuggler to the Hang- I
ng Rock and down the canon to Pandora. I
Of lata veara It haa not run. but on account I
of the recent heavy snowfall It Is expected I
at any time.
At I o'clock this afternoon a heavy snow
commenced falling. This I the worst I
storm of the season and will greatly In- I
crease the danger from snow slides. The 1
bodies of Paul Delpra and Gua Von Flntel I
were found today In the third slide at tbe I
Liberty Bell. Both were horribly mangled
and almost unrecognisable.. I
The work of rescue today was alow be-
cause or isca OI men. many oi wuom
here to attend the funeral of the victims
of Thursday's slide, which waa held this I
Consplet List of Previsions Aarrced
BRUSSELS. March I. L'Etoile Bflge pub-
)!ahea the list of the augar . convention by
Br article I the contracting parties agree I
to supply tha existing direct and indirect
bounties and undertake not to " eatabllah
such bounties during the period of the con-
ventlon. r " ,. V' " .. ' --
SweatnisatsxliocoVatCAt biscuit aa :on-
aenseo. mite ana an pnnu CUUv..u.UB
notable proportion sugar iuu,
Dorated are assimilated to sugar. Th first
paragraph aUo applies to advantagea of
every kind resulting directly or inaireouy
from th fiscal legislation oi tne uiuereni
States. ' '
Article 2 deals with the surveillance of
factorlee and refineries by rsvenue oracers.
Article 3 limits tne sugar tax to xne max
Imum of S franca for rennea ana assimi
lable sugars., and to 6H franca for other
Article 4 agrees to the Imposition of
counter-veiling duties not lees In amount
than the bounties granted ana reserves ins
liberty of prohibiting the importation of
bountled sugara. in tnia anici tne con-
I trading parties agree to remit at th low-
t rates sugars Imported from countries
I Party to the contract or their colonies that
aansre to tno oougauons oi me cunT.owu..
I Arucie pnriua
augara cannot oe auojecicu u umcrou ic
Article gives certain privileges to Spain.
Italy, Roumania ana sweaen as not export-
Article 7 provides ror tna estannsnment
of a permanent international commission
of surveillance to alt at Brussels to exer-
clsa general control, to aettla lltlgoua
questions and to decide on tna aamissioa to
the convention of non-contracting states,
IMHUvn. arcn s. uaoung irom urus-
fcels, tbs correspondent of tha Times aaya
th International augar conference haa ob
tained from Great Britain a promise not to
adopt a preferential tariff in favor of any
of her colonies producing cane sugsr. In
obtaining this promise the delegates to ths
conference from other countries thsn Great
Britain pointed out that because of tha
suppression of sugar bounties and the car
tels cans sugar was now sumcientiy pro-
tected and thst shortly It might be coupled
with beet sugsr in th British market. Tha
delegates from Great Britain, aaya tha cor
respondent of tn Times, not wishing to
run ths risk of wrecking th conference,
I nDtny tnU concession.
GET TROPHY FROM ROOSEVELT
Portncueao Sailers Heoelr Gift fvona
President for Reseulns; Amer
LISBON, March 2. The chronometer
sent by President Roosevelt to Captain
Beianoourt oi tne r onuguese steamer
r-eninsuiar. tne oinocuiars seat cy tne pre.
ldent to the officers of the steamer and
tha arold medala aent to tha nraar fnp tiv.
lng saved tbe captain and crew of an
American acnooner last novenoDer 'were
presented today to tne persons for whom
they were intended by Francl. B. Loomia.
vnium own uimuier lu rvnuRtl.
Tha Portuguese steamer Peninsular,
from Lisbon October 28 last, fell In No-
I vember 14 with the , American schooner
Westers Era. from Calais. Ms., for New
Bedford, with it. rudder cone and leaklnn
Peninsular took off th captain and the
two men n the Amerlcsn schooner and
brought thr . to New York November 10.
OPPOSE PROHIBITIVE TAX
Press and Merchants at Mnnlla Pe
tition Wnshincton Asalast
MANILA. March X. The American, Spaa-
lab. British and German merchant f Ma
alia, aad tha local press held a meeting
to remonstrate against tha prohibitive tar
iff which thsy declared to be crippling the
Industries and reaourccs of the archipelago.
Subscriptions were tsken at this meeting
to sand a cablegram to Waahlngtoa netting
forth the visas en tbl. matter of tha la
T,LLMAN scores country
1 Repeat His Chars; t FlunkeyUm
Hi Anion: Foreign -hlllty.
NEW YORK. March 1-rCnder the aua-
picea of the Clan Na Gael the 124th anni
versary of the birth of Robert Emmett
waa celebrated tonight at the Academy of
Mualo. A large crowd waa In attendance.
8tat 8enator Victor J. Dowllng presided.
United States Benator Benjamin R. Tillman
of South Carolina delivered tha oration.
Resolutions were adopted condemning
England's colonial policy, deprecating en
tangling alliances by the . United States
with European nations, sympathising with
the Boers, protesting against the United
States government allowing England to use
the United States ports for the fitting out
of vessels In which to ship horses and mules
and pledging the people of Ireland hearty
aupport tn their struggle for freedom.
Senator Tillman was received with great
applause. He said:
I am no orator and If I hav any claim
to it, It la because I speak the truth and
fight tha devil with fire."' ,
"Well." came a voice from the audience,
"If you are not an orator you are a-good
I fighter." , .
A little more later he aald:
"I waa afraid I would hav to" postpone
W becaus. of I Jrob-
hut one of your commute csme
, . ufc fc,. ,,..fc
.V."" "J VTJl 7 ,1
lUwUV 1119 liumww av arv v
wli Now here I am, ao tako a good look
at me, for I am going t talk plainly.
"For many centuries the. Irish, people
hav been trampled on and murdered by
the English." he said, "aad It may not be
amies to say that petty squabbles among
ireland'a aons hava been responsible for
their misfortune today. Tbey make grand
soldiers, but fall to show their qualities in
their awn behalf."
Suddenly turning from this auhject, he
aald: "If being a flunkey and apeing no-
btllty aad establishing a system , that la
.kin to England'a policy Is making torlos
0f us, then I think we are there at least,
0r at least the government at Washington
hss got there."
"Eneland." continued the senator, "can
squint and shake Us thumb at us sad say
'Tour work In the Philippines is as bad as
cure in Africa
-wny nave we got sucn a government, i
. . .
There Is the rub. , Why do you pssa reso-
utlons such as you have tonight and on
other occasions and then ga out and vote
Ifor those who are stifling liberty In Wash
lngtoa? We ar losing our love for our In
stuutions ana u we continue inns we win
go tha way of other republics.'
8enatr Tillman then aald the . American
people were alaves to party lam, and. could
not get along without a boss, which he
predicted in time would betray th people.
"They have don it already,", cried a
yole, tn the balcony.
"Yes. and they will dd H aaarn." replied
thK .-Mk. , h. w,. -v-,1 ... anm..
thlBg about this condition of local politics,
bnt healuted and said: "No. m not get
p,,, Whea I get here again., under
different circumstances. VJ you. aome-
I hltl wm-v . iiir .r
retty ot Amerlcaas."
Tha senator concluded with a short eulogy
TILLMAN LAUGHS AT STORY
Rldlenles Ida of President Iaearrlna;
' Danger by Vlattta; Charles
NEW YORK, March 2. The Times to
morrow .will say: .
'Senator Tillman of South Carolina,
I va was In the city last night, ridiculed
the Idea thai President Rooaavelt. would
nvite danger in tbe vent of his gdlng to
Charleston. To a Times renreaentitlva ha
I declared there waa no truth In the atata-
ment that he had called on Senator Piatt
I Saturday and advised him to warn the
president not to go to South Carolina.
I I did not reach New York until 4 n.
m. today.' he aald. 'consequently I wsa not
I in New York yesterday. I did not. there
I fore. ,ee Senator Piatt, nor do I Intend to
i vee him.'
I -Do you think tha president would be
i in danger of hla Ufa if ha rlslta Charles
I ton?' was asked.
I - oh. mercy, no.' tha senator renllad.
.m eatlsned he would ba treated with tha
I utmost courtesy,
l Tha Tlmea will also aav Senator Piatt
I denies having received a call from Sen
GAS- EXPLOSION IS FATAL
Kills Two Persona and Wrecks Balld
' Ings tn Hrnrt of
I READING, Ta., Feb. J. At 10:SO o'clock
I tonight a terrific explosion occurred In the
four-story music More of C. H. Licbty. Th
building at ono eollspsed. This was fol
lowed by the threo-.tory brick umbrella
factory adjoining of Mr., Mary Roland.
Both buildings and content, were de
stroyed. A number of person, were In the
Un, but they ar ail accounted tor
except jura, Hoiann. ana a rriena wno called
to spend the evening, and tha watchman
la tha Llchty building. It ia believed these
two person, perished.
The explosion Is said to have been due to
a gas which waa manufactured by a local
company, of which Mr. Licbty was preal
dent. Ths building was filled with musics!
instruments. The total loss Is $250,000.
Many neighboring building, wsre dsinaaed.
Half a dosen people were aerlously Injured,
I -. ... , , . ...
i ia wnit ui lui eijjiusiun waa lu me ecu-
her of the city and aroused everybody
I within Its limit.
FINALLY REVEALS IDENTITY
Woman Camping on Ice with Mai
Fisherman Hefnaes to
BAY CITY, Mich., March J. Thirty-five
msn, one women and a team of horses
escaped from a big floe of io in Saginaw
bay to the shore in Tuscola county today.
Tba woman had been living on th Ice
all winter, her'sei being unknown to the
men. She waa mannish In appearance and
wore complete male attire, with trousers
tucked In high boots. Her sea wss discov
ered yesterday whea tba party was making
an effort to get ashore. Tha men proposed
J .wlmmlng to shore. It it became necassary
The womsa demurred, and after aome ques
Mooing she admitted her aex. Bh had
bee Wackward about visiting among tbs
other shantle oa the Ice all winter, pre
ferring th seclusion of her owa hut. She
said she hsd gone upon the Ice partly tor
the excitement and partly for making
money catching fish. Her home la la
BURGLAR SURRENDERS TOOLS
Writes to Chief Donahue that He Has Be-
solved to Beform.
AFTER THIRTY YEARS' CRIMINAL CAREER
Chief of Police Bays Tools Are
usually Flu for Safe Blowln
for Which They Were EtI
Chief Donahue: Find herewith kit of
eare-piowing tools, wnicn nave neipea me
make a llvlna for more than thirty years.
As I am now SO years of age and have
uai Deen reieaeea rrom ine pennenimry,
'. am cnlnr lo reform, and so I have dug
uo thMK tooln. which have been burled In
Omaha for Ave yenrs, and now send them
to you as an evidence or aooa num.
mmm n. onubii. i
This Is the gist of a letter which Chief
Donahue received by messenger late Sat-1
urday afternoon, and with the letter came I
klt of safe-blower s tools. The kit com-1
prises nine pieces la all. some of them of
doubtful application, but all of the very
beat chilled steel and of masterful work-
manshlp. They were coated with rust and I
clogged with earth and fragments of tne I
half-rotten woolen clothes In which thejrl
bad been awatbed tor burial. The chief
considers this the moat complete and in-1
leresung exnioii in nis museum oi rami-
Here la an inventory: inree cnuiea- i
sieei oris or grsauatea sise, a oracaei
anapea someining use a dooijsck, niwo i
with three thurabscrene; m brace for turn
ing the bits, four pieces of chilled steel
lng the bits, four pieces of chilled steel
about the sise of the bits, with the use ot 1
which the chief Is not familiar.
Th bracket Is made to set aatride the 1
knob of a Combination lock on a safe door, I
and the thumbacrewa are to stiffen It to I
hold It securely in place. It Is perforated I
wun a noie juat large enougn to aamu one
of tha bits. The evident purpos of thia
Is to steady ths bit while It is eating Its
way through the safe door.
' Tools Cobb In a "Shrond."
The tools cams In the "shroud" In which
Tuey usa oeen ounea, ana mis consisted oi i
tnre separate wrappere, all badly decom-
posed. The first waa a piece of heavy,
green felt, evidently part of a billiard ta-
Die cover; rne second was an old newspa-
per, bearing date April 7. 1897, and the
third waa a fragment of a gray-checkered
These cama to th office about 4:30 Sat
urday afternoon," said the chief. "I was I
expecting a package rrom a downtown
printing ofnc, so when the boy came In
with thia and laid It on the deck I took it
for- granted it waa the parcel I expected,
so paid no special attention to the Inci
dent, and the boy had gone soma little
tlm when I opened th parcel, and, much
to my aurprlse, found these safe-blowing
tools.1! Tbe boy waa not a regular mes
senger boy; at least he wore no uniform.
By the package on the desk he left this let
OMAHA. Neb.. Feb. 28. Chief TJnnahue:
Dear Sir Having read an article In an
umana paper, written oy you. In regard
to convicts, and having: been a Taw-1
a man feels In my position when he reada
aucb an -antk'iB.- xniT and rowers, aa
w" " y'Tu" "-v-'wy Buca
csuse we chose the occupation, but are
driven to It, Is my experience In many
cases. In defense of this I will state how
1 became a burglar and safe-Mower to
begin with. ,
'Refers to His Home.
I was of respectable parents, and had
in Jail, although innocent of the crime
charged. The police swore falsely against
me and had me convicted of a crime of
which I was aa Innocent as a nursing
Dane. . inin Drone my neari, out at mat,
when 1 was released after serving one
year, I resolved to be straight. But I was
hounded and arrested until I thought I
might as well be an outlaw as be classed
and looked upon as such. Although It was
karH fnf m in I.HV. mv tlnttiA nl nnrnr.
ss I did, I thought by doing so I could
save them rrom further disgrace. For I
want to tell you that even my 'class have a
feeling for home and a heart aa right as
anyone. But utter leaving home It was
not long before I was confronted by one
of the old charges that hung against me,
and I had to He in Jail In a atrange town
until It was In some way fixed up. Since
that time I have committed many crimes,
slthoua-h each time I felt the wrong I
was doing and often resolved this would
be my last Job. But my first arrest came
before men, and I thought, what good It
would do me to be right. (Could you blame
me?) But when I aaw your opinion in
print iqy boyhood daya returned, and I
thought If such a man as you were at
the head of the thieves that put me down
(I call those police thieves, because I feel
aa thouah they robbed me of mr man
hood), I might have been a bank cashier
inatead of a robber. But mv life is a blot
now, for I am 00 years of age, but at that
I have not forgotten my old resolution to
some day try again ana oe an honest man.
Xnd this tlm I will fulfill my resolution. ,
ErMence of Good Faith.
set of tools, which I consider the most
complete and best got up set of hand
made tools ever handled In cracking a
safe, which you can readily see by look
ing St them. They have been burled In
Omaha for five years. Thraa same tools
have made me my living for more than
thirty years, have sent me to the pen on
two occasions, one of which was a five
year term, from which I have Just been
released. But there are dosens of Jobs
I have done for which I have not suffered.
I'm an old man now. but to show vou tha
old atory of honor among thieves ts some
iiiiivw wa - .uia uuiis as
many cases. If they are given a helping
hand Inatead of a steel cage. I turn this
kit over to you. and again resolve In this
late day to spend the balance of mv mia-
times riKht, as wen aa tneir intentions In
arable life honest. Hoping you will use
iurfment in convlctina oeouie nrrati
e.,clallv on the charge of being a thief;
and hoping you will help a young" man In
this position, i am yours truiy,
J AAICQ it. Oil UL. l iS.
The letter was written In a firm, legible
hand on two long sheet of ruled yellow
paper. The handwriting and spelling were
much better in proportion than the Eng
lish, from which H is interred that Shults
dictated the communication to some one.
Difficulty in Reforming!.
The article in an Omaha newspaper which
he refers to was an Interview with Chief
Donahue, published one day last week,
which dealt principally with tha hardship,
encountered by ex-convtcts In trying to
"I met an old prison guard named Ma
Ioney Saturday evening," ssld tbo chief,
"and had a talk with blm about this case.
He wa until recently a guard at tbe Lin
coln penitentiary, and be aald there had
been aa old 'cracksman' dlarharged from
that lnatitution within the laat tea days,
but that hla name waa not Shults. .This
man was about 60 years old, Maloney Mid,
and had always been talking about reform
ing. , HI. horn, waa somewhere In tbe east.
It ia only natural that 'Shults' should use
an assumed name in signing such a com
munication a he left with me, especially
hw h-v. , . 1
If be wa. .incer ia hla Intention to re-
Student Volunteer Meetlngr Ends.
.TORONTO, Oot., March. 1. The closing
day of the Student Volunteer convention
was spsnt In meetings of various kind, all
ovsr the city. Bishop Baldwin of London,
One, prsacbed th convention nermoa at
Maaaay hall la th Biorolng.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Cloudy Monday,
Probably Rain. Warmer In Kast IVrtlon;
Tuesday, Kalr, Colder tn West Tortlon;
Variable Winds. ,
Tenapcrntnr nt Omaha, Yesterday!
Honr. Den. Hoar. Dear.
5 a. m IS 1 p. as XK
6 a. sn l 2 p. aa
T n. sr. It B p. nt...... m
8 n. an lO 4 f. M
m. sa It B p. aa Aa
to a. an .IS p. na SI
11 a. na...... IS T p. na SO
18 an SO M p. sa SO
p. na SO
BANNER COUNTY HAS MYSTERY
Kimball People Vueertulu Whether
Mrs. Sol Bloom Waa Mur
dered. CHEYENNE. Wyo.. March S. (Special
Telegram.) Dr. Charles Stewart. Union
paCiflo surgeon at Kimball, Neb., who Is
yidting in Cheyenne, received a request to-
niggt from Charles Bloom, son of Mra. Sol
Bloom, the aged woman who was found
dead in tbe cellar of her ranch house fifteen
mHei north of Kimball. In Banner county.
Nebraska, yesterday to go to the ranch and
make an examination of his mother's I
wounds, for it Is feared she was murdsred. I
Excitement la running high at Kimball and I
n tne vicinity of Harrlsburg, and so posl- I
Uva are the people that Mrs. Bloom was
murdered that steps are alresdy being I
taken to apprehend tha person suspected of I
ih murder. I
Mrs. Bloom was found by her aons, who,
comlnc In from the Held at noon, found no
dinner awaiting them. Going to the cellar I
they found the body. Dr. Stewart has been
advised that the arteries of both wrists hsd
heQ cut. as well as the temple arteries,
and that the head was badly beaten up.
The acting coroner of Banner county waa
unable to qualify and the sheriff conducted
an examination. It la understood that a
verdict waa reached to the effect that Mrs.
Bloom wsa stricken with heart disease and
received her Injuries by falling down the
cellar stairs. It Is the belief at Kimball
that Mrs. Bloom was murdered by a
stranger who was seen In tbe vicinity of
the ranch Thursday and Friday. It waa
known that the Blooma, who are well-to-do
farmers, kept a large Bum of money In the
hOUie and It is presumed that the crime
wu committed for the purpose of robbery.
Other theoriea are advanced by neighbors
of th Blooms.
Dr. Stewart will hold a post mortem ex
amination tomorrow, when it la expected
more light will be thrown upon tha cass,
DR. BURNETT IS .CONVICTED
Fonnd Guilty of Merder of Mra. Char
lotte S. Alctaol Jnry Recom
mends Fifteen Yenrs.
CHICAGO, Merch J. The Jury in the
case of Dr. Orvlll S. Burnett, who has been
on trial, charged with the murder of Mrs.
Cbsrlotte S. Nlchot of Nashville, Tenn.,
returned a verdict of guilty and recom
mended that Burnett be sent to tbe pent-
tentlarr for fifteen years.
trial tomorrow. Tha verdict was a aur-
j prise, aa Judge Baker a instructions t tne
D-I41irr w-a considered favorable to ths de
The case waa on of the moat unuaual
that haa ever been tried in the Cook county
criminal court. Burnett, who Is a young
d.ntl.t. was charred with beln accessory
before and after the fact to th death ot
Mrs. Nichol. even though It waa admitted
by the prosecution that Mrs. Nichol had
committed suicide. The state endeavored
to establish the point that Burnett and
Mrs. Nichol agreed to commit suicide to-
gether and that the man weakened, allow-
lng the woman to go to her death alona.
Tne oeienao disputed tnat mere naa oeen
any agreement between the two to end
their lives together and asserted that Mrs.
Nichol hsd taken her own life while Bur-
. . , h
nett " ,T,n intoxicated at hsr side.
FORCE OF STRIKERS GROWS
Linemen Are Recognised In Their De
mands by International
NEW .YORK, March 1. Tha International
Brotherhood of Electrical Worker took
public cognisance today of th strike ot
th linemen, by Issuing a notice from
Newark. N. J. Tha notice ssvs ths brother,
I hood had called out the linemen employed
by the New Tork New Jersey, the New
Tork and the American Telephone and
Telegraph companies, these companies con'
trolling the telephone Interest In Nsw Jer
sey and Greater New York. Tha statement
mad that 450 men are out and the com-
panlea are .trying to Import men from other
TWO CHARGED WITH ARSON
Owner of Store that Bnrna and Two
Others Ar Ar
rested. LOUISVILLE. Ky.. March I.-Edw.rd P.
. - a a. n
Caldwell, who ran a drug ator at Fifteenth
and Prentice atreet. that waa destroyed
flrV .7 i -i!wt,i. a
D nr 1 oc tbl. morning, Edward
I Stogner, aged 17, and Henry McOowan, wera
t- .u. ... v...
" " Li . . -Tu .. "
Doing suspected, telons. Tba police aay
8tegner eonfes.ed that he and McOowan aet
fire to the drug a tore building and that
they were to receive 1300 for their work.
There was $3,500 insurance oa the build
lng and stock. Three men who roomed
over tha store had a narrow escape.
RICH MAN KILLS
Ohio Millionaire's Aet la Trneed
Grief Over' His Son's
' WARREN, O.. March 1. Henry Bishop
Perkins, one of Ohio's most prominent and
philanthropic cltlsens, killed himself by
banging today in his office adjoining his
home in this city.
Illness and the death of a favorite son,
a Yalo graduate, a year ago, 1. believed
to have made Mr. Perkins temporarily In
sane, Mr. Perkins was president' of tba
First National bank ot Warrea and also
promient in railroad and state affairs. Hs
was ssld to be worth three or four millions
Movements of Ocean Vraaela, March S.
n - XT r. 1 - . .. . t I 1. V 1 .
V.I.I tvn. , HBJIIM IIU M lUUrtS.
I 'ro iverpoo ana i uuMmniown.
i-v?.njui aj iivrn. numioic, iron
New York. Sailed: Braslllan. from Qlaa-
row, for St. Johns. N. V., and Phlladel-
At Oraveawid Arrived:
New York, for Antwerp.
At Quunntuwn Bailed:
Liverpool, for New York.
At Boston Arrived: New England, from
At Yokohama Arrived: China, from San
Frenctwo and. Honolulu, for Nagasaki and
DIXIE HAILS PRINCE
Warm-Hearted Southerners Greet Royal
German with Enthusiasm,
tNTFUt TRIP IN THE SOUTHLAND
Principal Cities in Tennessee and Kentucky
Tender Hearty Ovations,
PRINCE SCALES LO0KIUT MOUNTAIN
Views with Interest Soenes of Thrilling
Battles of Giril War.
CORDIALLY ENTERTAINED 8Y HI0SIER3
rroiia ladlaaa's Capital Clry th
Dlstlasralsbed Toarlat Departa
for Hit Visit la St.
INDIANAPOLIS, March 1. Prince Henry
of Pruasia went ud Lookout Mountain today
and after viewing the ground where tha
union and confederate soldier met la
conflict and hearlna a fresh storv of tha
battles, resumed his Journey to tbe north
and west. Leavlna- Chattanooaa over the
Nashville. Chattanooaa dc St. Louis rail
road, bla train ran thrnuah a rornor of
ttop at Nashville, through Kentucky, with
brief ataya at Louisville and Bowling Green
and up Into Indiana to another brief halt at
Indianapolis. At Indianapolis tha course
was changed to the westward again and
on tbe tracka of tbe Vandalla Una his train
ia tonight on the reach for St. Louis.
His reception in tha south was hospitable
and demonstrative. Th negroes mani
fested grtat curiosity as to the prince and
they interested and amused blm. Ha had
an opportunity to hear them sing at Nash
ville and waa greatly pleased at tha ex
perience. It was th Glee club ot Flsk
unlvsrslty that sang and at tha close he
naked the young woman who led them to
come Into his car. .He shook her hand and
Soavenlr from Southland.
There waa a great crowd at Chattanooga
and tbe people gave th prince a hand
some souvenir of his visit. Nsshvlll also
made a (.emonstratton ot friendliness, as
did Louisville and Indianapolis.
At every station along the route the peo
ple gathered to salute him with cheers.
There was much enthusiasm over Admiral
Evans, as well, and at several points after
they bad seen and cheered the prince the
people called for the Admiral- Brief though
It was, Prlncs Henry was delighted with
hla southern tour, and as ha waa leaving
"Tha people have been very kind to me.
Everywhere they hava received ma In the
the kindliest manner and I deeply appre
ciate it. I wish they might know how
thankful I am."
Guided by a pilot engine tba royal apo
dal mads a rapid run from Cincinnati to
Chattanooga. . Tired from. hla exerttona ot
the day, tha prince retired after leaving '
Cincinnati, but hla slumbers were disturbed
r ne clamorou ealla made for him at
some of the Kentucky towns. At Somerset
'e,l to men ran up to his car and
beating on the windows of his apartment
called upon him to appear. Ha did not
know that It was simpiy an aci
I luIl "uu "lu ,. " ' . " 7 ,
nave ahown himself It ho bad been dressed.
, Climbs Lookout Mountain.
u w , p , wb.n tn, apecii pulled
,nt0 ,ne depot t Chattanooga, and tha
,oc(ll reception committee, headed by Newall
R.nder and accomnanied by Pension Com-
mi.gi0ner H. Clay Evans and General H.
V. Boynton, came forward to formally greet
tha prince. There waa a great throng
In and about the depot and It broke, into
hearty cheers when the prince appesred
at the resr ot the car Columbia. Ha wore
tha uniform of admiral and saluted when
he faced the crowd. Ha and hla party were
taken by special electric train to tha in
clined railway that climbs tba rugged face
of Lookout Mountain. They made the
ascent in two cars, tha prince, escorted by
General Boynton and Commissioner Evans,
I rldlna on tha rear platform of the first.
I Th morning was fairly clear whea the
car began the ascent and tha splendid pan-
oramio view quickly cama into vlaion. As
the prince reached IBs crest of tne moun
tain tha aun brok through the grayish
clouds and for a abort tlma tbs view
waa excellent. Mlastonsry Ridge. Orchard
Knob and Raccoon Mountain were outlined
cletr and bold, and below tba Tennessee
river could b. traced In It. meandering.
: Hrnrs Story of Old Battles.
General Boynton. who participated in the
Chattanooga operations with Sherman a
army, and la chairman of the Chlckamauga
National Park association, accompanied tha
prince down along th rldga ot tha moun
tain and briefly related tha atory of tha
campaign. Ha pointed off to the Cumber
land mountains, beyond which Rosaorans
.w""--V 7l.LT Z.T"
DVKnall IUS9 UIWvUIVBU s anvtwyi wisa wa avaaww
hrauaht It nn La the
t0 7 , J? 4fc L vL.h!
command ot Grant, and than graphically
mirhminn and tha
I . i, uiaainnarv Ridra and Lookout
assault, oa Missionary tuaga ana uioaout
Prince Henry followed th recital with
tha keenest interest, and with map beor
him, studied out the strategy and prog roe
of the fight. He asked numerous questWs,
and at his direction hla aide. Lieutenant
Commander von Egidy, noted down flgurea
aa to the number of men engaged, tha loaso
nn alihar alda and other Information aa to
the battles and. campaign. As Prince
Henry stood at Rock Point and looked
across the valley of the Tennessee ha ex
claimed: ' ' ,
Never Saw Inch Sight.
This is magnificent. There is nothing la
all Europs that is finer. I hava never aeea
such a battlefield."
While the party wa. at Rock Point a
now .quail blew up and tha plctura
changed In a moment. Dark clouda of tha
storm rolled la around the peaks, tba sky
blackened and snow began falling. Through
the storm the recital went on and tha
young prince and ths gray-haired veteran,
who talked of a day nearly forty years
gons, and the uniformed staffs standing
about, mads aa Impressive group. Tbe
party waa photographed at tha peak, and
one of ths photogrsphers. a local man.
was sharply rabuked by tba prince. Tha
I nW.n.Hr.k..M A 1 A Mn ltlr (t.. W. V ' th
I y V V f u WU UU, II.. k U V f . W
i prince stood, and ta rather loud tone re.
l . . . . . . . 4. . rv
Ptlr askd him to Change. Th prince
I changed position asveral times, but finally
"I hav changed five times, I think. You
will take me right here. If -you care to.
You hav had aeveral photograph already."
Surry He Gt Mad.
Later th prince told on of th presi
dent, delegate that h waa aorry h fca4
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