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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 1, 1871.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNINli, MARCH 2U, 11)03.
sin;le i-orv thhee cents.
SK CASTRO TO STOP
Venezne'as Legislator! Unanimously Eejeat
URGE COUNTRY'S CRITICAL CONDITION
Endorse Fret ent Administration and Recom
mend Its Continuance,
EXECUTIVE STANDS BY HIS DECISION
Eefnsei to Withdraw, but Will Offer Some
CLAIMS ALLIES SECRETLY AIDED REBELS
cores Rlnckndlne; Ponfn for nealat.
Ina; Arbitration and Inaurarnta for
Accenting PorrUn Aid
CARACAS, March 22. The Venezuelan
Congress has unanlmouiily declined to ac
cept President Castro's resignation and had
passed a resolution requesting him to re
consider his decision. It Is believed he
will yield to this expressed desire and re
main In power.
The congressional hall was crowded yes
terday and all the members of the diplo
matic corpi were present when President
Castro read his message to congress. After
first rcvelwlng the terrible conditions In
the country and denouncing the errors of
bis countrymen, he added: "If it Is pain
ful to consider how much blood has been
hed, there Is consolation In the thought
that out of this bitter stream, by the law
of compensation, something corresponding
to present day aspirations must Inevitably
spring. Every struggle begets an Idea and
every victorious Idea Justifies the suppo
sition t'hat an onward step has been taken
on the road to human perfection. Our
victory, citizen legislators, over the great
troubles which have Just oppressed us must
terminate th tumults of our life, other
wise we shall reach a shameful dissolu
tion." Allies Seek to Aid Matoa.
Touching then on the recent foreign
blockade. President Castro said it had been
brought about by a league who, unable to
BUbmlt tbelr claims to the Impartiality of
the tribunals, had employed force, and that
because he refused to submit to tho Anglo
Gorman exactions, they, acting In collusion
with the revolutionary general, Matos, en
deavored to get rid of him. In confirmation
of this statement he cited a letter written
by the commander of the German warship
President Castro pointed out that the
sovereignly of the nation had been safe
guarded, and said:
-1 now deliver my abdication In order that
you, may proceed legally to call on him
whs should take my place so that there
may remain to no Venezuelan the slightest
pretext for hostility to his country or lor
connivance with foreigners who, without
any ground save force, fell upon unfortu
nate Venexuela, trampling under foot rea
son and Justice to the detriment of clvlll
.Xa.1l0a.arut right.. With hoa.l uplifted and
with a tranquil conscience 1 return to that
toll which honors and dignities. All the
energies and possibilities of my life are at
your service should It become necetsary
to arise and defend our country against
the attacks of the foreigners. All the glory
I ask la to contemplite Venezuela becoming
respected, prosperous and happy.
Resignation la Quickly Refuaed.
Tho president of congress then received
President Castro's resignation and a com
mission was Immediately appointed to draw
up a reply.
The news of the president's resignation
created Intense excitement In political cir
cles, but the city remained quiet.
Later a night session of congress was
held and a resolution adopted requesting
the president to reconsider his resignation
In view of the critical condition of the
republic and a vote of confidence in his
policy was passed unanimously. A com
mittee was appointed to transmit this res
olution to the president today.
In view of the reasons for the resigna
tion given In the presidential message it
is believed. In political circles, that Senor
Castro will withdraw his resignation.
The delegation appointed by congress
called today on the president and pre
sented the resolution unanimously adopted
refusing; to accept bis resignation and re
questing him to reconsider his decision.
President Castro, in reply, declined to
change bis mind, but after being urged by
personal friends, offered to present aaothcr
message to congress on Thursday, to sug
gest a solution to the situation.
The French warship Troude has left La
Guayra. Its departure Is taken to Indi
cate that there 1 no reason to fear in
ternal complications as a result of Presi
dent Castro's resignation.
London Is Astounded.
LONDON, March 22. The news of Presi
dent Castro's resignation came as a com
plete surprise to people here, but London is
deserted today by diplomats and the event
ta little discussed.
Until Saturday, President Castro's tenure
of office was taken as a matter of course.
In fact, the reported hitches in the negotia
tions with the powers were privately at
tributed to his endeavor to make another
bid for popular favor. Some months ago
the possible deposition of the Venezuelan
president was discussed at the foreign
office as a serious objection to making
terms with Venezuela, with nothing but
President Castro's signature as a guaranty,
but since then officials were inclined to be.
lieve that his position was well estab
lished. G.rsissy Km pert Aaauraarra.
BERLIN, March 22. The German govern
ment had no warning of President Castro's
retirement. The feeling in official quarters
Is rather one of regret than otherwlze, be
cause the resignation creates uncertainty
regarding conditions that were understood
during the unfinished negotiations at
Washington. A declaration from his suc
cessor that the terms of the settlement
already reached will be fulfilled Is ex
The official mind declines to consider the
contingency that the payments under the
protocols may be defaulted or the settle
ment repudiated. On the contrary. It as
aumes that the new Venezuelan executive
will stand by President Castro's engage
ments abroad. In order to have a free hand
In quieting the Internal disorders.
Pope Praia (or Prare.
ROME, March 22. Coniiderable Impres
sion was made here, especially at the for
eign office, by tho news of President Cas
tro's resignation, which Is regarded as a
sign that tbo internal situation of Venezuela
Is much worse than appeared from the new,
whL'h bad been allowed to leave Venezuela.
It is hoped that Prealdeut Castro's action
will lead to the pacification of the country
and the re-eatablishment of order. The
belief prevails that bis disappearance auj
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URUGUAY REVOLT IS ENDED I
(iorrrnmrnt lana rrarr Part m
HfbrU Threatening (oanlrr'i
MONTEVIDEO. Marrh 22. Peace was
signed today betwer ty. the government of
I'ruguay and the reb
The revolution brr f March IS In
the departments ofv ''' Mal
donado. nnd thus taster. y ."he re
bellion was brought abofkv 'it" "
party who were dissatisfied W.
president, Ordonez, who succeed.
rYnt CucstnR, and with tha recent apl
mcntn of departmental prefects. v
The government while taking strong mil
itary measures to suppress the revolt, also
made certain proposals with a view to ar
riving at a peaceful settlement. Four gov
ernment delegates were sent to the disaf
fected provinces to treat for peace and
the president of Uruguay authorized them
to make conciliatory propositions. They
were instructed to inform Senor Saravla,
the Instigator of the revolution, that, as
the basis of an arrangement, the govern
ment would agree to the appointment un
der the direction of the nationalists, or
white party, of new prefects in six depart
ments. The uprising was not generally popular,
although the rebels mustered 8,000 men,
who had destroyed tho railway cut the tel
egraph wires and were threatening to at
tack Montevideo itself.
It appears that the rebels have now ac
cepted the conciliatory propositions made
by the government.
CORRAL ROBBERS IN BARN
C anadian Officers Truck Rank Randlta
Acroaa Fifteen Mllee of
HALIFAX. N. S., March 22. An armed
posse of officers from Drldgetown today
captured two men who are supposed to
have blown open the safe in the Union bank
at Granvlllo Ferry and secured $3,100 In
During last night tho officers tracked the
burglars for fifteen miles and rounded them
up in a barn. At daylight they were or
dered to surrender, which they did with
out showing fight. When searched the burg
lars were found to be fully armed and
equipped with safe-breaking tools and
sticks of dynamite. Only $15 In cash was
found on them. Papers wrapped around
some small silver found In their posses
sion bore figures made by the manager of
PLAGUE HALTS ITS RAVAGES
Mexico Almost Free of Dlaeaae and
Tesaa Quarantine Re
MAZATLAN, Mexico. March 22. There
were no deaths from the plague and no new
cases today. The plague has also beeu
checked at Villa Union.
LAREDO, Tex., March 22. As the num
ber of plague cases in Mexico has greatly
diminished, the authorities will hereafter
permit people to leave and-enter this port
after forty-eight hours' observation and
British Buy Mexican Flrma.
MEXICO CITY, March 22. It Is reported
that a Chicago syndicate, which has about
completed a dal for the purchase of sev
eral cigarette companies here, will pay
over the money on the completion of the
documents now being prepared. They are
operating with Dritish capital.
Cash Cauaca Cabinet Crlala.
MADRID, March 22. Dissensions within
the cabinet over the budget still threaten
to cause a ministerial crisis. The war min
ister demands an Increase of $3,000,000, of
which $1,000,000 is for the army.
Texas Railway Wages Ralaed.
HOUSTON, Tex., March 22. The Houston
& Texas Central today announced that
trainmen and conductors will be given an
Increase of VIVi and 15 per cent, beginning
EoPrealdent Dies In Exile.
MAZATLAN. Mexico, March 22. Carlos
Ecta,. cx-presldent of the republic of Sal
vadore, has died here In exile, poor and al
most friendless. Governor Canedo paid the
expenses of his burial.
France Threatens China.
SHANGHAI, March 22. It is reported
that France has threatened to move French
troops from Indo-China Into the Kwangsl
province unless the Chinese government
suppresses the disturbances.
OPERATORS jCLAIM VICTORY
Say Arbitrators' Award Practically
Vindicates Coal Companies'
WILKESBARRE, Pa., March 22. An
official of the largest coal corpora
tion here said today the award was a prac
tical vindication of the coal companies.
The report and ho review of coal mining
conditions would be of great ultimate good
and peace and normal conditions would pre
vail for the next three years at least.
All the local company officials will put
their clerks at work tomorrow to figure
up the bonus coming to each employe under
the award granting a 10 per cent increase
on wages earned since November 1.
The Lehigh Valley has in its employ 35.
000 men and a majority of them will re-
celve from $25 to $."i0 each. The miners
also made good wages since the s rlko
ended and will profit by the award to the
extent of from $10 to $00 each on per
The Susquehanna Coal company was the
only corporation that was not represented
before the commission, but has agreed to
abide by the award. It will pay its em
ployes the same rate and in the same man
ner as all the other companies.
SHAMOKIN. Pa.. March 22. Several coal
operators have decided to add one-third
of the back wages awarded the miners to
their pay for the three weeks commencing
MITCHELL MUM ON STRIKE
Refuses to Dlarnsa Chances of Mlnera
of Ylratala walklng
Hl'NTlNGTON. W. Vs.. March 22 It Is
now believed that quite a number of co;i!
operatcrs. as well as the miners of West
Virginia and Virginia, will attend tomor
row's Joint conference.
The sessions of the I'nited Mine Worker
may continue the greater part of the week.
John Mitchell arrived tonight, but is re
ticent concerning the question of a prob
able strike la April.
TURLEY KILLS A NEIGHBOR
Emptiis Both Batreli of Shotgun Into
Braaet of His Victim.
SURRENDERS HIMSELF TO OFFICERS
Trouble Arlaea Over lloaa and l.urlry
Says Bliss Attacked Him with
Pitchfork and He Shot
In Self Defense.
S HELTON, Neb., March 22. (Special
Telegram.) Tim Turley shot and Instantly
killed N. P. Bliss today. Both of the mm
lived on farms threo and one-half miles
north of Shelton, Turley having moved on
the Barnhart farm Saturday and was to
have charge of a lot of pigs which were
left there by the owner of the place, James
Barnhart. Neighbors report the stock had
been going to other farmers' corn, piled
on the ground, and waetlng much of !t.
Today about noon Mr. Bliss went out Into
his field, accompanied by his 14-year-old
son, and they took a pitchfork along, and
as the pigs were trespdsslng again two were
Turley, with his son, about 12 years old,
took his shotgun and started across the
field to the Bliss farm, wh h Is In Hall
county, and where ,the pigs ere. By this
time Mr. Bliss and son had started for
their home, which was some forty rods
distant, when Turley and son came near
and Turley took one shot at Bliss, which
missed him. When Bliss turned and said:
"For God's sake, don't shoot again," and
facing the man with the gun.
Turley fired again, striking Bliss In the
breast with the full charge from a distance
of twenty-four feet. He then took the
shells from his gun and dropped them at
his feet and reloaded, when the Biles boy,
seeing his father had been killed, began to
cry, whereat Turley said:
"You stop crying or you will get shot,
Turley came at once to town and gave
himself up to the marshal and was at once
taken to Kearney.
Bliss has been living in this section for
a number of years and bears an excellent
reputation. He leaves a wife and three
children and Is a man in moderate circum
stances. Turley is a poor man and has
lived in this vicinity for a number of
years and possessed a sort of roving dis
position, but was always considered peace
able. He has a family. The coroner of
Hall county will hold an Inquest Monday.
Broaght to Kearney Jail.
KEARNEY, Neb., March 22. (Special
Telegram.) William T. Turley was brought
to this city by Marshal Oliver of Shelton
this afternoon and placed In the Buffalo
county Jail. Some time after noon today
Turley lode up to Oliver's house and gave
himself up. saying that he bad killed a
man named Bliss on the tatter's farm, a
short distance east of Shelton, In Hall
Turley'a atory Is that he has been living
on and. taking care of a farm adjoining
Bliss' farm. This morning some of his
hogs got out and got onto the other man'
land. He went with his boy and another
lad to look for them and discovered that
Bliss had killed three of the animals.
When he came upon Bliss a quarrel en
sued and Turley says that Bliss came at
him with a pitchfork. Turley bad a double
barreled shotgun, and when Bliss was about
twelve feet from him emptied both barrels,
the loads taking effect in Bliss' breast.
Turley did not examine the man to see if
he was killed, but returned to his house,
saddled a horse and rode to Shelton, where
he gave himself up.
He is a married man, about 50 years old,
and has four children. He has lived In and
about Shelton most of the time for nine
teen years. Bliss was about 55 years old
and was also married. The sheriff of Hall
county is expected to arrive here for Turley
NEWSPAPER PLANT BURNED
Norfolk Preaa Suffera Entire Loaa and
Much Other Property la
NORFOLK. Neb., March 22. (Special
Telegram.) The most disastrous fire Nor
folk has had in recent years occurred this
morning about 5 o'clock. Early-rising
duck hunters discovered flames Issuing
from the rear part of the basement of the
Norfolk Press office. By the time the de
partment could get out In force and get
water the building was doomed. Hard work
saved the adjoining buildings. The build
ing was a two-story brick and Iron veneered
building owned by G. A. Lulkart and P. F.
Sprecher, occupied by C. E. Doughty on
one side with gas fitting supplies and on
the other by P. F. Precher with the Press
newspaper plant. A part of the basement
was occupied by the Nebraska Telephone
company a a storeroom
The building and its contents were a total
loss. Dr. Maooruber's office building ad
Joining waa badly damaged, as were the
buildings , of L. M. Gaylord and Dr. Hagey.
The total Iobs la about as follows:
Sprecher & Lulkart, building, $5,000; in
Sprecher stock, $3,000; Insurance, $2,000.
Nebraska Telephone company, $1,200; In
surance not known.
Dr. Hagey, $1,000 to building and furni
ture; fully Insured.
Dr. Macomber, $400; no Insurance.
C. E. Doughty, $300; no Insurance.
L. M. Gaylord, $250; no Insurance.
The buildings of I. M. May and Isaac
Powers across- the street were on fire sev
eral times, but were saved with little dam
age. Occuring at the time It did, the ori
gin of the fire is a mystery, as there had
been no fire in the basement at all Satur-
j day and none on the other floors after
o'clock In the evening.
SHELTON. Neb.. March 22. (Special
Telegram.) The most disastrous fire which
I has ever visited Shelton started In the
room occupied by the poBtoffire, the Shelton
Clipper and J. E. Waple' Jewelry store at
5:30 Jhls afternoon, and by great rfferts
was confined to this one room. There Is
no fire protection In the town and only
the bucket brigade was available. Every
thing in the building was consumed, in
cluding postal records, presses and type
and the Jewelry stock. Nothing is known
as to how the fire started. For a time It
was thought the whole half of the town
would burn and hundreds of dollars worth
of goods were ruined by removal to the
muddy streets. The burned building was
owned by George Meisner and will be re
built at once. The stock of goods was
Damaaje by llluh Water.
WEST POINT. Neb.. March 22. (Special.)
During the high water of last week tha
Elkborn river rut an entirely new channel
west of the remains of the dun. leaving
the old dam high and dry. This caused
much damage to the milling company. It
will necessitate changing the current of
(Coutlausd oa Fifth Pf)
PAINT BRIGHT RED STREAK
Meat Strive Co
w n , Elude Posse,
CRAWFORDSVILLE. Ind.. March 22.
Rert and Jesse Hills, section men on the
Vandalla railroad. In attempting to clean
out Browns Valley last night, first attacked
the station agent, Arthur Jordan, who shot
one of them with a revolver. They resented
his action and went to town to get re
volvers for themselves.
James Patton refused to sell them any
and they picked up scale-weights and
hurled them at him and his customers. Sev
eral people were knocked down, but nude
their escape, leaving the Hills In possession
of the store. A :iosc was formed and the
Hills, took refuge In Dr. Williams' office,
which they barricaded, and thus success
fully resisted the attacks made upon them.
During the night they escaped, p'though
the pome built a bonfire and ramped out
side. The entire town started in pursuit
and after a thirty-mile cross-country chase
captured the flying couple.
The fugitives circled toward the "Shades
of Death," and managed to elude 100 dep
uties and horse thief detectives who were
In pursuit. Twice the posse caught eight
of them, but both times they escaped, once
by seizing a handcar and running It down
the Vandalla track several miles, and the
second time by catching horses In an open
field nnd riding them without bridles or
The rapture was at length effected In a
wild r, vine on Sugar creek by Scott Steele,
a Crawfordsvllle policeman, single-handed
and alone. His attention was drawn to
the smoke of their campQre and creeping up
he caught the desperadoes, worn out with
their long chase and fast asleep. They
made a Bhow of fight, but weakened when
a bullet from his revolver pierced Jeese'a
cap. They were chained together and
marched at the point of a gun five miles,
and then turned over to the sheriff.
Bert Hills, tho leader, Is suffering se
verely from a bullet in the shoulder re
ceived when the hostilities opened at
FUGITIVE CAR MAIMS MANY
Ruahea Down Steep Hill and la
Derailed at Sharp
EAST LIVERPOOL, O., March 22. A
street car on the new Pleasant Heights
line ran away tonight on a steep hill,
struck a sharp curve and overturned, land
ing thirty feet away. There were fifteen
persons on the car and all were injured,
some seriously. The wreck was bo com
plete that the car had to be chopped with
an axe before all the passengers could be
The most seriously injured:
Joseph McGIU, right shoulder broken,
hurt Internally; may die.
Sarah Sailing, Internally Injured and ter
G. W. Toland, motorman, injured inter
nally and badly bruised.
Charles Johnston, crushed and cut.
Eva Johnson, brA"d about the head and
Benjamin Jones, body crushed and inter
Lucinda Hyder, back wrenched and shoul
John Hyder, crushed, bruised and inter
Ralph Alcoy, seriously Injured.
John Hall, crushed and limbs bruised.
Lotta Simmons, limbs bruised and inter
Herbert Smith, arms and body badly lac
erated. Effice Nisson, gash In the head and nu
ROCKS HIDE FIRING STRIKERS
Colorado Olitcers Shot from Ambush
War with Fonr In
known, COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 22.
Five shots fired early this morning by
unidentified persons, from a ridge- of rock
west of the Standard mill, resulted In a
fight between deputy sheriffs and four
strikers, in which Robert Delong, a picket
for the strikers, was severely injured by
being Btruck on the head with a revolver.
Delong and O. Beatty, another picket,
were arrested, charged with disturbance.
Merchants of Colorado City went on their
bond of $250 each, and they were released.
Both declared they fired no shots and tho
fight occurred while the deputies wero
searching them for weapons.
Sherman Bell arrived today from Denver
to investigate the trouble and look Into
the bituution at Colorado City.
Trainmen on the roads entering Colorado
City are taking up the question of hand
ling ore still being shipped to the Stand-
I ard mil1' A m "etln of itchmen was held
today, at which the switching of the alleged
unfair ore was discussed. No action was
WIDOW FINDS NEW FIELD PLAY
Recently Discovered Poath unions
Work 'Will Be Produced In
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 22.
The arrival in this city of Eugene Field,
Jr., and Frederick Comstock Field, sons of
the poet, has caused the announcement that
a comic opera from the pen of Eugene Field
will be given In New York next fall. The
production of the "Buccaneers; or, the Be
gum of Plura," In three nets, has been ar
ranged for and the music is beiug written
by a well kuown composer of light operas.
The manuscript, which bad been forgot
ten, lay burled among a file of old papers
pertaining to Field's connection with the
Denver Tribune, until It was accidentally
stumbled upon by the poet's widow.
RESIGNS PORTO RICAN POST
Insular Attorney tieneral Cnuiea to
Mainland In Order to tilve
NEW YORK. March 22 James 8. Harlan,
attorney general of Porto Rico, arrived to
day on his way to Washington to see the
president and offer his resignation. Private
j business of an urgent nature requires bis
attention at this time.
Queen I. II l.rates WashlnKtnn.
WASHINGTON. March 22 Former Queen
Liluokalunl of Hawaii, who has been in
Washington during the winter lobbying n
support of her claim for the crown land
of which she was depiived when the Island
waa annexed to tbo I'nited States, haa left
here for San Francisco, en route to Hono
lulu. She was accompanied by two of her
retainers, who caoie to Washington Uh
Police 01 nb Discriminatas in Picking Its
TWELVE PLACES SHUT-ALL OTHERS RUN
Police Force Projected Into Politics
to Line I'p Liquor Men for
Hroateh Brand of Can
Like the states of Kansas and Iowa,
Omaha was In dry spots Sunday, the spots
being those saloons which were placed un
der the ban of the fire and police commis
sioners, following the threat of John N.
Westberg in the Sixth ward Friday night,
when he foretold the closing of a number
of the saloons selling the product of tho
Mett Brewing company.
The twelve saloons placed under the
strict enforcement of the Slocum law
wc-e located In all parts of the city, from
Sheeley to Twenty-fourth and Burdette
streets and from Sixth and Pierre to
Twenty-seventh and Leavenworth streets,
so that each section of the city was given
a demonstration of the power of the police
club In tho hands of the Broatch machine.
The order of the police board was strictly
enforced by policemen, who bad received
specific instructions and who during the
earlier hours of the day made special effort
to watch the designated houses.
The saloon of John Dahuike at 512 South
Sixteenth street was locked tight and the
screens removed. A nearby saloon, how
ever, at 513 South Sixteenth street had its
back door open and was doing its usual
Petersen's saloon at 2705 Leavenworth
street was closed with the windows bare.
Another saloon, near Twenty-seventh and
Leavenworth, was doing a can-rushing busi
ness through the back door.
Koenlgsbrugge'e saloon at Twenty-fourth
and Leavenworth had all screens down and
the door locked, but relief business was
carried on at the saloon on the northwest
corner of the same streets.
John Hroch's saloon in Meti hall on
South Thirteenth street was closed and
clear for public Inspection, so far as the.
bar was concerned. A competitor's saloon,
a few doors north on the opposite Bide of
the street, for a while operated through
the front door until the policeman sta
tioned in front of Hroch's place told them
to welcome their patrons at the rear en
trance. C. G. Loftman's doors, at Fourteenth and
Howard street, were locked, but a string
of people passing through the rear door
of his neighbor's "old corner" testified to
the continuous operations of that house.
A. M. Back, at Sixth and Pierce streets,
was locked and exposed, but a saloon a
few doors north was undisturbed In Its
One corner only of Twenty-fourth and
Cuming streets offered refreshments to the
thirsty, for Jacobson'a place was locked,
while the Willow Springs resort on the
corner of the same streets was receiving
callers through the rear door.
Peter Knudson, at Twenty-fourth and
Caldwell streets, was locked -and exposed,
while the life saving station, a few doors
farther north was in full Sunday, opera
tions. George M. Stafford was closed at Thir
teenth and Douglas streets, a new padlock
having been Becured for the purpose, but
nothing Interfered with .securing refresh
ments at the hotel bar on the opposite cor
ner and a half dozen other saloons within
a stone's throw.
Llnd's saloon, at Twenty-fourth and Bur
dette streets, was closed and the windows
clear. At Twenty-fourth and Lake streets,
there was no change In the former Sunday
Sloup & Kruml were locked tight at
Fourteenth and William streets, but one
block east the bar was dispensing drinks
August Krakowske. at 2506 Walnut street,
was closed, but a saloon within a block
was in full swing of Sunday business
through the lack door.
While the twelve saloons were out of
business other thirst-relieving resorts were
running open as usual, and the proscribed
saloonists had the experience of seeing
their customers led Into the doors of com
petitors under the discriminating Instruc
tions of the Broatch Beard of Fire and Po.
JEROME SCORES CARNEGIE
Says Workmen Would Rather See
Homeatend Men Better Paid
Than Have 1,1 bra r lea.
NEW YORK. March 22. District Attor
ney Jerome today addressed the Central
Federated union. Rumor has been busy
for some weeks that If Mr. Jerome ventured
to address the body he might expect rough
treatment, but nothing of the kind oc
curred. Of the multiplicity of the pro
jected libraries be said:
It ia well enough to give public libraries
and such things in the wav nf gratuity, but
when a man has stood behind a lathe for
ten hours he does not want to read class
ical literature In a public library. He
would rather that some of the money had
been left In the pockets of the men at
Homestead rather than to have had It
taken to found public libraries in the city
of New York.
Of the disputes between capital and labor
Mr. Jerome said:
You are not 10 per rent, you men of or
ganised labor, of the men of the I'nitel
States. If you think the other 90 tier cent
States. If you think the other 90 per cent
are going to stand fur violence you nils-
reart them. 1 ney won t nave It. I tnRe It
that no man today Is more respected than
Jnhn Mitchell, and yet there were n
stronger words than his uttered against
KEEP GIRLS FROM PARADISE
Faster Bonnrta Declared
BOSTON. March 22. Prof. Dallas L.
Sharp of Boston university, as preacher at
the First Methodist church tonight, said:
No woman who wears a seagull or a song
bird In her hat can ever get to heaven. If
you need an Easter bonnet get It. Wear It
to church. It Is an honor to (iod and a
benediction to the soul to have and ee
Faster bonnets, tiet the hennets, however,
without robbing and killing.
FIERY FURNACE CREMATES
Steel Works Fireman - Fnualfed
Flamea Which Pour Down
I pon Him.
Pl'EHLO. Colo., March 22. Herman A.
Mowbry, foren:an of a department at the
steel aorks. was burned to death today
by a torrent of flame and redho, cinders
that gushed out upon him fmm a blast
His clothing waa burned from bis body
and ha Inhaled tha nary gas.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Knreenst for Nebraska Snow or Rain in
Snuth, Fair in North Portion Monday;
Tuesday Fair and Warmer.
Temperature at Omaha Wsterdayi
Hour. Desr. Hour. ' Dee,.
R a. m .lit 1 p. m ,'
a. m ni a p. m ::
Ta. m 3t a i. m 3
H a. m .11 4 p. m
a a. m a n p. m si
10 a. m...... :t l p. m ill
11 aw m .11 7 p. m 31
lil m at s p, in at
9 p. m Hit
HEAVY SNOW AT St7 JOSEPH
Missouri City Garmented In Deepest
white Mantle of the
ST. JOSEPH. Mo., March 22 The heav
iest snowstorm of the year set In at 5
this afternoon and an hour later railway
tram; was greatly impeded. Tonight tele
graph and telephone wires are only par
tially In operation.
The flakes are the largest ever seen here.
and while much of the initial fall melted
rapidly, the temperature fell slowly till
the blanket of white soon covered the north
ern part of the city to a depth of from six
to twelve Inches.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 22. Follow
lng a drop In the temperature, which began
at noon today, one of the heaviest snow
storms of the year Is In progress tonight.
The fall of snow has been steady for houra,
but It has melted rapidly and here it Is
qot more than an Inch deep on the level.
The storm Is accompanied by a stilt north
wind and is general over northern Mis
souri and Kansas. At Junction City, Kan.,
the snow Is six inches deep, while Abilene,
Emporia, Atchison and other Kansas points
report a fall of from two to four Inches.
PRAISES RAILWAY MAGNATES
Attorney Hlchey Telia the Philosoph
ical Society They Deserve
Isadore Ziegler, who was to have read a
paper on "Railroad Mergers" before the
Philosophical society, was not In the city
yesterday. The paper, therefore, was read
by A. S. Rlchey. It was entirely historical
In character and detailed at length the
recent and early consolidations of railway
Mr. Rlchey in conclusion said: "When I
think of the efforts to develop this great
country of ours from the time of the early
Jesuits and trappers to the present day,
and consider the part that the railroads
have had in it, the least I can say of the
builders is that they were men of brains
and genius. Whatever else these great
railroad constructors have done they have
made the west possible, and I think such
men as Hill are entitled to far more credit
and praise than they usually get. I be
lieve the lines of railway stretching from
coast to coast have done more toward
realizing the brotherhood of man than oil
the anarchists that ever came to Pater
son, N. J."
WIDOW SUES FORMER 0MAHAN
Breach of Promise Case Resin a In St.
Lonle Court Aaralnst S. A.
S. A. Huntoon, formerly of Omaha, but
now located at St. Louis as the purchasing
agent of the Pacific Express company, has
been sued by Frances M. Peters for $10,
000 for breach of promise to marry. The
attorney for the plaintiff refused to dis
cuss the case with a St. Loula reporter
or to give the address of his client, on the
ground that she wished to avoid all pub
licity. All the attorney would say was
that his client was a young widow.
Mr. Huntoon, who is a son of Captain
Huntoon who died a week ago at Verdigris,
Neb., is well and favorably known In this
city, where he resided for thirty years as
local agent of the express company. He
left here in January. 1900, for St. LouIb,
He was married at the time of leaving
Omaha, but Mrs. Huntoon died about a
year ago. He has a son grown, is about
67 years old and has two sisters living at
Twenty-ninth and Mason streets.
DEMAND REDRESS FROM SWIFT
Packlna; Trades Council Declarea
Sheep Butchera Muat Have
CHICAGO, March 22. At a meeting of
the Chicago Packing Trades council to
night the grievances of sheep butchers In
the Boston end Buffalo plants of Swift and
Company were considered and action taken
which may Involve other plants of the
Michael Donnelly, president of the coun
cil, reported that he had investigated the
grievances of the Boston and Buffalo
butchers, and on his recommendation the
council voted to demand an adjustment of
the differences In those cities.
BANDITS SLAY IDAHO MAN
Two Ulan wa men Take Traveler
1 nawarea. Leaving; Him Dead
IDAHO FALLS. Idaho, March 22. Joe S.
Brown was shot and killed by an unidenti
fied highwayman a few minutes after mid
night. Brown was on his way to the statl.m
when one man approached him In front and
another In the rear. In an instant the man
in front fired, the bullet piercing Brown's
MORPHINE FIEND SUCCUMBS
Man la Found Dad In lied
with Drus Bralde
WARSAW. Ind.. March 22. William S.
Watson of San Antonio, Tex., was found
dead in bed at the White House hotel.
A bottle partly full of morphine was In
his room, but the police do not think buI
cide was Intended.
Movements of Ocean essela March 'i'i.
At New York Arrived: Ftrurla. from
Liverpool and cuieenstow n ; Pretoria, from
Hamburg, li'.ulorie and iivmnuth.
At The Llxard-Pas Hcd : Rotterdam, from
Rotterdam and HmiloKiie Kur Mer, for New
At Naples Arrived: New Kngland, from
Alexandria and tjenoa, fir Boston; Van
couver, from tfnston. ror ticnoa
Al l ,1 I r, A r : I v.'fl li-tn.-..HS V rt.H.i
l.iilse," from New York via Kcrmmla. for
Mi-fltterrenean .( rt, on iruUe.
j . j , .V. n s It. a in I lia 1 1 fa x v i a iiuvl1 1 e !
1'mbrla. fn.m New York.
At Movllle flailed: Columbia, from tllas
gow. for New Yoik.
At Qjeensiowii Balled: Campania, from
Liverpool, for New York.
TIME GETTING SHORT
Onlj Nine Mora Dayi for Which the Lcgi i
laturt Can Draw Fay.
MUCH IMPORTANT WORK STILL PENDING
Principal Appropriations as Yet Unacted on
by the Lower House.
SENATE STARTS IN ON REVENUE MEASUPE
Committee Commences to Look Into
Stuefer Bond Deal
MEMBERS LAUGH AT EXPENSE OF ROUSE
Hall of Rurt Makes ome Canatle
Comment on the lillbert Primary
Flection Rill Lealalatlve .
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, March 22. (Special.) The
house and senate start out tomorrow on
the last fortnight of the session. Nino
nays of tho sixty allowed by law for tho
session are left. They will be the busiest
days, too, if half the work pending is ac
complished. One hundred and ninety-five
bills are on the general file In the houso
and about 100 In the senate. Among these
are the bills for constitutional amend
ments, appropriation bills and three re
apportionment bills. The revenue bill la
yet to be finally acted on in the senate,
where it has passed Its second reading.
Despite tho general Impression that tho
revenue bill will pass tho senate without
amendment, there Is a Btrong indication
and a strong feeling that It may undergo
a change or two. At least It Is believed
persistent efforts will be mado to effect
a few modifications in it. The franchise
corporations and the Insurance lobbyists,
as Is known, are nursing disappointments
over this measure and will amend It In tha
senate If possible. It Is a notable fact that
both these lobblea have been unceasing In
their efforts to mold the hill to suit their
interests and were bitterly disappointed
when It went through tho house aa it did.
A prominent representative said on this
"The plan of the street railway and In
surance companies is to tack on their
amendments to the revenue bill In tho sen
ate. The street railway people Intend
making the struggle of their lives to have
their Interests placed under that section
which provides for taxing the gross earn
ings of corporations, aside from their
tangiblo property, as friu.chlsen, which
provision Is made for telegraph, telephone
and express companies. Twice vere they
thrown down by the house In this under
taking, hut ihey have not given up, and
those who are opposed to this proposition
may well keep cn their guard."
Railroads Want Speed.
One thing that Is bothering the street
railway magnates is whether they can
satisfy the railroad faction"- aa Ho their .,
ability to open up the revenue bill, for
amendment without Jeopardizing Ita safety
against other amendments and delay, which
might ultimately cause Us defeat. Tha
lallroads have decided on a rapid-transit
gait for the bill and will hurry It through
the senate unless they can be thoroughly
satisfied that a little time exposure will
not prove fatal to their negative. Thia
scheme became apparent when the houso
passed the bill at 6 o'clock Friday evening,
and the senate that leisurely body con
vened Friday night to have the bill read
for the first time and again Saturday
morning for its second reading. It la worth
while observing, too, that but forty min
utes were consumed in the first reading
and that the senate adjourned as soon aa
this was done. As a matter of fact, by
the most fluent and rapid reading, the house
clerk was never able to get through the .
bill In less than an hour and a half.
The house committee appointed to In
vestigate the official act of ex-Treasurer
Stuefer in the purchase of the Burt county .
bonds Is expected to hold its first meet
ing tomorrow mornlngi It has subpoenaed
several persons to testify before it.
Stuefer Is expected to appear. This action
was precipitated by Representative Sears,
vho as chairman of the bouse claims com
mittee refused to vote to allow the bill of
Mr. Stuefer for $3,000 for payment of the
premium on his official bond for the last
year of his term. Sears' position Is that
it should first be demonstrated that Stuefer
did not realize this f. mount off this bond
transaction before the legislature allows
this bill. Stuefer clalmB to have paid
$,noo for his bond for two years, while
the present treasurer Is quoted as saying
that Ms rost him $3,000 for the blennlum
and Meserve, Sluefer's predecessor only
presented a bill for $2,000 for bis bond for
the two years.
There Is a Try general and persistent
demand for a thorough Inves (gallon Into
this affair, as there was regarding tha In
vestigation of the Bartley case, which was
gone over In a sort of perfunctory way by
a house committee. It is the current opin
ion that some Interesting testimony can be
adduced in the Stuefer case, as could have
been adduced in the Bartley case, and the
committee will be urged by parties who
rre Interested In fair play and an entire
settling up of this complication, to mako
an honest effort to get at the facts, so that
the state will know Just where it stands
and whete Mr. Stuefer stands In this
Rouse of Hall waa rres-iding over tha
committee of the whole one night last
week when the revenue hill was under con
sideration. A member had Just concluded
a very forcible speech on a certain sec
tion of tho bill, ahen Mangold of Douglas
county, who was sitting In a poorly lighted
part of the hall, addressed the chairman,
"Mr. Chairman, 1 would like to have
more light on this matter."
House, thinking Mangold had reference
to the deficient Illumination, called out to
"jo over there and turn on the re
mainder of those lights, so the gentleman
cau see, please."
A roar of laughter went up f'oni the gal
lery and floor In which everybody seemed
to Join, except House, Mangold and tha
Janitor. Route, v. ho as perfectly uncon
scious of the Joke ho had perpetrated, be
gan poutidii,g on the pe,k r's desk with
his big Ravel for order; Mangold was too
confused to say a word; he didn't know
whether to get mad or amused, and tbo
Janitor, evidently perplexed, stalked, In si.
j tatlngly, over to that part f the spacious
i ba aud turned on the lights, which shed
brilliant radiance upon the blushing
countenance of the member from Douglas,
which as by this time as luminous as tho
When tho cnau had under considers-
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