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OMAIIA, MONDAY MORNING, MAKCII 19, 1906.
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DEBATE OX RATE BILL
Measurs Has Absolute Bieht of Way in
8eoate This Week.
SENATOR M'CREARY WILL SPEAK TODAY
Elkini, Bpooner, Lodje, McLauren and
Toster Are Preparing Bpeechea.
AMENDMENTS UNDER CONSIDERATION
Republicans Who Oppose- Bill Will Work
for EeTiew Feature.
DEMOCRATS WILL ASK FOR CHANGES
Senator Tlllraaa la Preparing; a
Section tu Prt Susneuslon
of New Bates Pending
.VA8HINGTOX, March IS. The debate
n the railroad rate bill will continue in
the senate during the ptesent week. The
prospect la that this bill will more com
pletely monopolise attention thia week than
It did last, for while under the original sr
langemrnt the rate bill could not be taken
up until 2 O'clock each day. Ita conelderu
lion can be now entered upon under Sena
tor Tillman's present policy every day as
aooii aa the routine business, auch aa the
Introduction of bllla and preaentatlon of re
jiorta, I concluded. Mr. Tillman has an
nounced his purpose of pressing the con
sideration of this hill to the exclusion of
everything elae when any one Is prepared
to speak on It.
"And." he said. "When there Is no one i
te ll( ;
ready to spenk I shall ask the sena
proceed to vote upon the measure.
Thnt, however, he will not 1m- unreason
able In this respect was. shown by tho fact
that he agreed on Thursday to take a re
oesa until Monday because, notwithstand
ing there are many senator who will ask
to bo heard tiKin the bill liefotv the final
vote snail be taken, no speeches had been
prepared. It Is the intention to give every
one who really wunts to speak an oppor
tunity to do so. but if when all the
rpcechos are made then- should seem to b mw'. " " omrg tner ana
a dlspotlon to delay final action this f- 'eI " " with the minister of a Congre
fort will be sn.agonlxed. ! "" church: they became engaged and
McCreary Speaks Toilny.
The speech-making during the present
wck will be inaugurated on Monday by a
speech by Senator McCreary of Kentucky.
A number of senators will be beard during
the week In formal speeches, but the order
of delivery lias not been ' determined.
Among those who are preparing speeches
tire Messrs. Klkins, Bpooner. Lodge, Fos
ter and McLaurin. Benator Bpooner will
discuss xthc legal aspects of the subjeol,
dealing especially with lbs quastloa of re
view of the findings of the Interstate Com
merce commission by the United States
court. Senator Lodge will devote himself
especially to the presentation of bis rea
sons for desiring the enlargement of the
i mmlsslon. as outlined In his amendment.
-In uH settaMllty.ifiaft of the speeches will ,
preclpltato ' running deljatrs, as did Mr.
Huyncr's' address of last Wednesday. In-d'-l.
11i disposition Is to question most of
the Mntemetits made on the floor of the
ivniii and from this time forward very
few speaker . will be permitted to escape
'tin i:? Interruption.
Intendments In Preparation.
Thrm.h mu.-h attention Is being given to
On- pivsentmon of the merits of the ques
tion pro Mnd con, a still larger number of
Hcii.itora nre devoting themselves even
more assiduously to the preparation of
amendments to the bill. The republican
senators, who do not accept th house bill,
are com-cntratlng their efforts upon a re
view proposition, and they have practically
agreed on the fifth section of Senator
Knox's substitute for the pending bill aa
tho basla of their amendment. This sec
tion authorises the taking of any matter
decided by the Interstate Commerce com
mission to 'the United State circuit courta
and requires the railroad companlea to de
posit the difference between their own
rates snd the rates fixed by the commis
sion, pending the final adjudication of each
particular case. Senator Spuoner has an
amendment along the same lines, but It
goes Into greater detail and the Indications
are that much of his phraseology may be
The democrats are working In th main
along the same llnea to secure an amend
ment which shall prohibit the lower courts
from suspending rates fixed by the com
mission. Senator Tillman la giving his
special attent'on to modifications which
will prohibit the railroad companies from
owning the commodities which they carry.
Lieutenant General BUI.
The national house of representatives
will begin the week by dipposin. of the bill
abolishing the grade of lieutenant general
Id the army, over which a filibuster was in
progress when adjournment wss taken Fri
day night. . The balsnce of Monday will
be given to the passage of minor bills under
suspension of the rules. Thursday has
lieen set apart for the consideration of
war claims. The other four legislative
daya Mr. Tawnay. chairman of the apprd
prlatlona committee, predicts will be re
quired to complete th conaiderSMon of the
legislative appropriation bill, which was
befor the house last week.
Should this bill pasa sooner. Chairman
- Overstreet will st once bring In the post-
, ffl . .nnmnrtiitliin hill wtiii'tt tin. knn
completed by his committee and make it
the order of business. The general post
office bill will require something like a
week as ths question of, rail nay mail sub
sidies will doubtless provoke discussion.
Although th program has not been de
termined It la expected the statehood bill
will be brought Into the house on Wedne.
day and disposed of.
Agreement Eapeeted at Alaeetraa.
The fact that the International Moroccan
conference at Algerlraa haa adjourned until
March SO has given rise to hop. among th
Influential neut'al delegate that France
and Germany will In the meantime reach
a basla of accord. At Algeclra the symp
tom of agreement are considered more
favorable where the representative of neu
tral nattona aro energetically endeavoring
to Influence mutual concessions.
Bituminous Coal Sttoatlon.
Bituminous operators to the nunib'r of
about 800 are expected to arrive in Indian
spoils today to confer with the I'nlted
Mine Workers of America. Th situation
la the threatened coal strike sppears to be
unchanged, the outcome now- being en
tirely in the hanu of th miner. Th
Kyan resolution having been practically
rescinded and the reports of th cal
committee) -Ing favorable liter la every
' indication (hat conservatism will govern
- th nn.vl deliberations of the miners and
President Ssmutl Gompers of th Amir.
(Continued on Second Paga.)
MORAL INSANITY PLEADED
Eaarllahmna with American History
End Life aa4 Sturts Irw
Th ory of Crlmo.
N, March IX. Special Cablegram
Bee.) Revelations of an extraor
haracter have born made In con
with the suicide and attempted
of George Bevan Emmet t. aon of
, H. Emmett of Liverpool uni-
tt. It will be remembered, shot hla
c sweetheart. Miss Margaret Hay.
f ghter of a retired Liverpool archl
?; 5" d the slater of Dr. John Hay, a
awn medical specialist of Liverpool,
.erwards committed suicide. Tbo
occurred on a finely roadside near
Upton. At the Inquest remarkable evi
dence waa given suggesting that the young
man waa suffering from moral Insanity and
that the crime waa the result of the dis
ease. It la stated that the home office,
which bus lately taken up the study of
crime aa a disease, has taken the rase for
special study by experts, and minute ex
aminations are to be made of Emmett's
brain and into his behavior.
The first witness at the inquest was Dr.
John Hay, the brother of the Injured girl.
His sister, he said, became engnged to the
young man three years ago, and in con
sequence of what was told him by Prof.
Emmett, he watched his sister's fiance
closely and came to the conclusion that he
waa suffering from moral Insanity,
"I theu suggested to Prof. Emmett that
hla son should lie examined by Dr. Wig
gleswortl) of Rainhlll asylum," continued
Dr. Hay. "That eminent specialist recom
mended that young Emmett should be given
work In the open air and agreed with me
In my opinions."
Prof. Emmett himself went Into the wit
ncss box and told a painful story. Hla
dead son, who had been sympathetic and
affectionate, he said, had other traits
nnicn trouuico me protessor to such nn
extent that when he knew of the engage
ment with Miss Hay he conveyed his sus
picion of a. tendency to mural insanity to
The result was that Kniniett went to
America and Worked for a time on a farm
and then In a bank at Portland, Ore.
Boon after he left the engagement wus
broken off. Miss Hay wus almost broken
hearted, and to hide her grief took ser-
one rt-lururu nuine.
Kmmett heard of this and a fortnight
ago, without warning his parents, arrived
home. After three dsys si home he be
came depressed nnd the professor Inst saw
his son alive a few hours before the sui
cide and the attempted murder near l"p
ton. On account of the prominence of th
persons and the fact that the home secre
tary Is Investigating the disease-made crime
theory the case attracts great attention.
BRITISH POPULAR IN SPAIN
romlaa Wedding .. of King Meets
Approval of All Classes In
- MADRID. March IR.'-Speclal fjablegram
to The Bee.) One striking effect of th ap
proaching royal wedding Is the widespread
love of everything Kngllsh. It has been
recalled that British popularity is not a
recent feeling In Spain. In this connec
tion a popular refrain of the eighteenth
century running, "War with all the world
and ' peace with England," quoted.
The royal stables oontsln some fine Eng
lish and Irish horses, bearing such nariKs
ss Fly. Pretty, Big Ben. nnd others being
obtained almost dally. Foot hall has now
becofne quite popular, not only among the
sons of the aristocracy, but in popular
schools. The king offers a cup for the
annual championship. Polo has been playe-1
for th last three years. Since the visit
of Princess Ena to Blarrlta golf has
leaped Into favor; hitherto the game has
been comparatively unknown her.
It Is hoped that the rigid court etiquette
maintained by Queen Christina will be re
laxed by the English queer). Spanish ladles
of tho court especially wish for more per
The principal shops have placed- large
order for ribbons, neckties, and handker
chiefs In English colors. "Princess Ena"
ancy rskes and pastries are also being
sold. English literature is also becoming
quite a fashion in this country, especially
that, portion of It which affects the society
of the court. ...
ANCIENT TRAGEDY UNEARTHED
Pmvrm Containing Skeletons nnd
Armor Aro Foand. ky laborers
DUBLIN, March J8.-(8pec!al Cablegram
to Th Bee. While digging on tand near
Roscommon a laborer discovered a cavern
with an arched roof about six feet In
depth. From this a narrow winding pas
age led to an old castle about a quarter
of a mile distant. The underground pas
sage Is well built, and some of the walls
bear traces of inscriptions, while at a cer
tain point a number of skeletons and
bones were found, together with a quan
tlty of metal, which proved to be armour
and weapon evidently of great antiquity.
An old legend In connection with th
castle runs to ths effect that ages ago th
remain of one of the most powerful of the
Connaught claus took refuge It battle and
being driven into the passage It was closed
up a', either end by their foes and th
warrior were thus left to their death.
INDIA LIKES JMORLEY - LETTER
All Concerned Weleont Arrangement
to gettle Friction Between
Army nnd Civilians.
CALCUTTA, March 18. (Special Caule
gram to Th Be.) Th dispatch of Mr.
Morley on the army administration Is re
garded here as being of ths nature of a
compromise. I.ord Kitchener and th gov
ernment of India have accepted this latest
dispatch as the final settlement of the
question and they arc taking Immediate
step to Introduce th arrangement or
All concerned welcome the new arrange-
ment Lecaue It 1 believed to put an end
to the injurious uncertainty and friction
which has obtained between the army and
the civil governments, and they profess
themselves resolved to uo-operat loyally
to render it a succegs. Both sides hold
that with the goodwill they ar prepared
to accord tt will work, though neither party
obtained all that it desired.
Macedonlaaa ICa Hunts Hunt.
BELGRADE. Servia. March 18. Six hun
dred Macedonian emigrants left here today
for the Uuited Btatee by way of Plume. All
of them poaecssed sufficient funds to pr
nilt of their tnterUig th United suit.
POLICY HOLDERS PROTEST
Samuel Unttrmyer Writes Strong Letter to
President of New York Life,
OFFICIALS ARE BUSY COLLECTING PROXIES
Attorney fur Poller Holders Kays
Trustees ghould Sot t'ae Faucis
of Company to SenM
NEW YORK. March 18 Samuel Tnter
myer, counsel for the International policy
holders committee of the New Tork Life
Insurance company, sent s letter todsy to
Alexander E. Orr, president of the New
York Life, protesting In the name of the
policyholders against what he terms the
extraordinary effort that Is being matl
by the officers of the company to obtain
proxies for the annual election which la
to be held early In April.
Mr. t'ntermyer's letter explains th ob
jection of the committee and declares that
no election should be held until legislation
affecting the Insurance business Is passed
Addressing Mr. Orr, Mr. Vntermyer says
that as the representative of upwards of
50.000 policyholders in the company he has
been Instructed to protest in their behalf
against "the extraordinary use that Is be
ing made by you and your officers of the
agency force of the company, which Is be
ing pressed into the service of soliciting
proxies for the re-election of yourself and
associates as directors at enormous ex
pense to the policyholders.
Agents Collecting; Proxies.
"I am Informed." the letter continues,
"that within the past few days you sent
out from your head offlc to your entire
j agency fotve throughout the country tele
grams urging them to collect proxies. I
have before me one of a number of printed
letters and circulars Issued from your head
office signed by th cashier of your com
pany with an accompanying form of proxy
addressed to policyholders, enclosing a
biography of each of the directors and
officers whom you seek to re-elect, Includ
ing yourself. This proxy Is to Messrs.
John Clafiln, Oscar S. Strauss and Clarence
II. Mackay, of whom biographies are also
enclosed, printed at the expense . of the
"If these documents have been sent t'
every policyholder the, cost to the company
for postage alone would be about Saa.onO
and the cost of printing as much more.
How you Justify such expenditures, to say
nothing of the manifest Impropriety of
such action at this Juncture, I fail to un
derstand. "These documents ar coming to us In
great numbers from Infuriated policyhold
ers with the request that our committee
take some action to prevent you thus wast
ing the money of th policyholders in Um
attempt to return yourself to offlo."
Jndae Hamilton Goes to New York.
ALBANY, N. Y March 18.-Judge An
drew Hamilton said tonight that he ex
pected to go to New York tomorrow to re
main fcwo or three days. He would not
say whst were his intentions on this visit
or whetharrhe would see-jiiiy member of
the Fowler committee which has been in
vestigating the Internal affairs of the New
York Life.' Friends of Judge Hamilton
here express doubt aa to his going before
the committee, questioning the propriety
of his submitting himself to men whom he
has characterised as he did the New York
IJfo trustees In his speech before the legis
lative committee last week.
Judge Hamilton tonight expressed the
opinion that when the bills proposed by the
Armstrong committee are reported they
should contain a provision that no trustee
legislated out of office next November, as
recommended by the committee, shall be
eligible for re-election until a full year has
"The propriety of this is obvious," said
Judge Hamilton, "and I believe a demand
for It is coming to a head. You know we
have adopted from the English common
law the precaution that no sheriff can be
re-elected until a term of service has
elapsed. The theory applies equally to a
trustee of a life ins ranee company, that
the sheriff exercise , uch an Immense
amount of power thst hs could at will com
mand his re-election. So wittf the trustees,
they are In a position that they could by
favoring one and persecuting another com
mand proxies to secure their re-election If
they see fit. This should be prevented by
making their re-election illegal.
"I note that some of these gentlemen In
New York state that they do not know me.
It certainly seems strange that any man
should be In a position to spend very large
sums of the money of which they are the
legal guardians during a long term of years
and yet be totally unknown to them."
' DEATH RECORD.
Mm. Akagall Williams Clnrk.
FREMONT, Neb., March 18.-(Speclal.)
The funeral of Mrs. Absgatl Williams Clark
was held from her late residence at Elev
enth and I streets this afternoon. Rev.
II. B. Foeket of the Baptist church con
ducting the services assisted by Rev. W.
H. Buss V th Congregational church.
Mrs. Clark was born In Providence, R. I.,
In 183) and was a direct . descendant of
Roger Williams, the founder of that col
ony. She was married In Ohio In 1843 and
in 1800 came to thia county with her hus
band and 'amity. She was the mother of
six daughters, all of whom survive. Her
body wss burled In Ridge cemetery beside
that of her husband, who died nearly forty
William W. Banghmnn.
DtNLAP, la.. March lS.-(8pecial.) The
funeral of William W. Raughman, who
died suddenly of heart failure, will occur
Monday afternoon at 2 o clock from the
Methodist Episcopal church. He was born
March 18. 1827, In Ohio. He married Sarah
Ann Hill at Noble, lnd., and was the father
of eight children, of whom six auivlve,
Mary E. Stockton, David. Anna D. Stock
ton, Mrs. C. J. Chupp, Ida I. Traverse and
Mrs. Charles Ocean. He servn. during th
civil wsr In the Fifth Iowa volunteers.
Dry Dock Dewey Again at Sea.
LAB PALM A 8. Canary Islands, March 1.
The United States floating drydock
Dewey, en rout for the uaval station at
Olongapo, Philippine islands, which arrived
here February 3. left Saturday In tow of
th collier Brutus, Caesar and Glacier and
the navy tug Potomac. The Dewey will call
Lynched for Stealing a t ow.
PLAQUEMIKE. La.. March 18.-Willlam
Carr. a negro, waa lynched at Bayou Pla
quemlue last night for stealing and killing
a cow. Constable Walter Marlonneaux and
V. M. Patureau. a) well known cttlsen of
th Eighth ward, wer on their way to the
Jail t this, place with Carr, when (hey
were stopped by crowd of about thirty
live masked men, who overpowered them
and taking the prisoner hanged tutu to a
DEMOCRATIC SENATORS CONFER
Members of Mlaorlty About as Badly
DlTlded Over Rote Bin as
WASHINGTON, March K-Senator New
lands of Nevada today entertained seven
teen of his democratic colleagues at lunch
eon at his suburban home, the purpose
being to exchange views on the railroad
rate bill before the senate. The talk con
verged almost entirely around the attitude
the democrats should assume toward the
questions of a suspension or non-suspension
of the rates to be fixed by the Inter
state Commerce commission In any case
arising before It. pending a review of the
Issue on an appeal to the courts.
"With th exception of two or three
senators," said Senstor Tillman, who is In
charge of the bill on the floor of the senate,
"all thos present were favorable to a pro
vision for a non-suspension of the rates,
and I think." he added! "that all the demo
crats will come around to the Idea of voting
for non-suspension when the Issue Is pre
sented." Other senators admitted that the discus
sion showed that the democrats are about
as divided in their views on th question of
amendments as ar their republican col
leagues. Senators who were present stated tonight
that the bill will nnder tio circumstances
be ma3e a party Issue.
Those present at th luncheon In addition
to the host were 8eators Bailey, Black
burn, Clay, Culberson. Dubois, Foster,
Frasier, Pettus. RayHer. Simmons, Stone,
Tillman, Latimer. McCreary. Martin, Over
man and Patterson.
SUICIDE AT FT LEAVENWORTH
Mother of Second l.lentennnt Von Drm
Bnssche Sknots Herself Becnasc
LEAVENWORTH. Kan., March 1 Caro
line von Busschc, said to lie the divorced
wife of Baron von Dem Bussche-Hadden-hausen.
a German baron of Berlin, com
mitted suicide by shooting at the quar
ters of" her son, 8econd ijeutenant Carl
Frederick von Dfm Bussche of the Eight
eenth Infantry, L". 8. A., at Fort Leaven
worth today. Lieutenant von Dem Bussche
Is a cousin of Freiherr von Dem Bussche
Haddenhausen, first secrerary of the Ger
man embassy at Washington. D. C.
No cause except that fwssihly of melan
cholia is 'known for th woman having
taken her life. The officers at the fort
decline to make known any definite facts
regarding the affair.
Mrs. Von Dem Bussche killed herself by
shooting, firing a bullet into her head in
her room adjoining her son's private room,
whtfre she had lived with him for some
tlmo past. She Is known to have been
treated last summer for a nervous disease
at Denver, whr the family formerly lived.
Bsrrm von Dem Bussche and his wife
are said to have come Uv the Vnlted States
from Prussia, where ho was believed to
have owned large estates several years
ago. He was- a mining engineer and for
many yesrs lived at Denver, where the son
was bom. Mrs. von Dem Bussche wss.40
LAKE'STEAMER ATLANTA BURN
Goodrlek Mner Taken Fire OaT
fthebornan. Wis., and Crew"
Ksrnes I Bonta.
SHEBOYOAN. Wis., March 18. The
Goodrich steamer Atlanta, which left this
port for Milwaukee this morning, wus
burned to the water's edge twelve m'les
south of Shelsiygan. The .Atlanta was
valued ut ahout 150,0f. The Atlanta loft
Sheboygan at 10 o'clock, southbound, with
a crew of sixty men snd two pps.ti'iig'TS.
The fire was discovered at 11:15. The crew
was at once set to work fighting tile Haines,
and the fight was kept up until 1 o'clock,
when Captain McCauley deciVd to aban
don the ship. The crew and passengers
were put off In the lifeboat and were
picked up by the tug F-.sslr without loss,
as there was no sea running. Soon after
the steamer Georgia novo In sight and took
altoard the crew and pssscngers of the
burned vessel. The (Jenrgla proceed to
this port, leaving th Atlanta a totil
wreck, close to the bea ?t. for which It had
been run. It is thouii.it the fire r.ny have
been started by a 'aroicssly thrpwn ciar.
But one life was lost In the wreck Mike
Hickey, a deckhand, was drowned In try
ing to escape from the flames.
Help the Y. W. C. A. Building Fund
The Bee Comes to the Front With a Generous Offer to this
Worthy Cause in Which All Can Join.
OMAHA, March 16, 1906.
Mrs. W. P. Harford. President, .
Young Women's Christian Association,
Dear Madame: -
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raising a fund for th erection of the new Young Women's Christian
We will be pleased to donate to your fund, a percentage of our
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15, 1906, under the following conditions:
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March 16th, 1906.
The Bee Publishing Company, Omaha. Nebraska:
Dear Sirs The proposition of The Omaha Bee to co-operate In the
raising of a fund for the erection of a building for the Young Women's
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The Executive CommUte authorizes me to state that they heartily
accept your proposition and appreciate the interest manifested. Very
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SXOWSLIDE IN COLORADO
limine: Plant at Camp Bird Destroyed,
Cauaint: Loss of Nearly Half Million. " H"r. De.
na.nt....iM in. n xi
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great snowstorm in southwest j 2: " 5 r. S:::::: i
, An. m...... SO K p. m SI
Street Car Traffic In Mlsaonrl and J J? ? J' ?i
ii n. m ...... si i p. m ...... m
Kansas Title Badly Interrupted ia m JM H . m 'l
and Train Are Delayed la " w Vi
Every Direction. SUSPECT IS NOT SIMPKINS
OURAY. Colo., March 18.-A mammoth
snowslid In the Mount Sneffels district,
six miles south of Oursy, last night
wrecked the Camp Bird mill, tram house,
boarding house nnd reading room. William
Cressey Is known to have been killed and
it Is feared other lives were lost. A num
ber of men. It is reported, were seriously
injured. The property loss is estimated
at from Iton.ooo to 5iO,0On.
Th Camp Bird bunk house adjoining tho
reading room, which, was wrecked, narrowly
escaped being engulfed and crushed. There
were between 910 and 25c) miner and em
ployes In this building when the slide came
down. The residence of General Manager
Cox also escaped destruction by a narrow
margin. The slide had largely spent Its
force before reaching the assay shops and
general offices of the Camp Bird' mine.
This avalanche, which moves annually and
Is called the the United States slide, wss
larger this year than ever before. It
started moving last evening at 7 o'cUrV.
following Its usual course. .; rule It
spends Its force by the time It reaches
the gulch, but last night It continued on
to the Camp Bird mill, crushing it like
an eggshell. This large mill, being In the
direct path of the avalanche, checked Its
terrific force, otherwise it would probably
have reached and destroyed the bunk
Telephone communication with the Mount
Sneffels district has been Interrupted for
four days nnd the first news of ths dis
aster was brought to this city this after
noon by County Commissioner Smith, who
left the mine at daybreak. A rescue party
started out at once, but It will take them
several hours to reach Mount Sneffels, as
the roads and trains are blocked with snow.
A telephone niessago received here from
Sllverton at 3 o'clock this afternoon stated
that a report has been received there that
scores of miners were killed by the de
struction of the Camp Bird boarding house,
but this report la discredited here.
The Camp Bird club house was one of
the finest ever built for a similar purpose.
Camp Bird is the mine sold by Thomas
E. Walsh, the millionaire mine owner, sev
eral years ago to an English company.
Bond Blocked for Week.
TELLUR1DE, Colo., March 18. A rumor
waa in circulation here last night that a
passenger train oh the Rio Grande A South
ern had been swept by a snowsllde near
Ophir loop and thirty-five persons killed.
Diligent Inquiry has failed to disclose any
foundation for the report. Railroad offi
cials say there was no train In the vicinity,
of Oilr loop at the time when' tho slide
For but week it has been . storming al
most cbntlnually In this district. There has
not been a train run between Telluride and
Durango for over a week and the road is
still blocked by snow-slides near Ophlr and
Rio. Telegraph and telephone communica
tion Is seriously Interrupted. ,
Snowstorm In Sonthweat.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 18. An un
ususlly severe snowstorm prevails In the
southwest tonight. The storm, accompanied
by a stiff north wind, liegan early today
and up to a late hour continued unabated.
The wind drifted the snow badly both In
city and country. Street car traffic In, Kan
sas City and at other Kansas and Missouri
points was totally stopped or badly Inter
rupted. Railway trains In every direction
were delayed and It is likely that many
schedules will have been annulled before
Although the weather waa not especially
cold much suffering resulted. Following an
unusually open winter, hundreds of famine's
provided themselves with but meager sup
plies of coal, and fuel companies, expecting
a light demand during the remainder of
the winter, had permitted their stocks to
run low. The longest continued stretch of
cold weather In Kansas City and this part
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9125.0O0.00 BY APHIL 15, 10OS.
lira, tiaorga THden, Chairman.
Mr. I. W. t-arpenter, 6wrury.
Mra. J. H- puoMuit, Traoaurr.
Mm. W. p. Harfoia. Mta. J. M. Atkta.
Mrs. G. W. Carlora. Mrs. T. U Haller.
Mra. J. r H.ll.r. Mr a. 1. P. Lor.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
"now Monday. Tuesday Fair.
Temperature at Omnka Yesterday I
Man Arrested at Oakley Is Sot Person
Wanted for Complicity In
BOISE. Ids,, March ll-Detectlve Thlele
has wired the governor that the suspect
held at Oskley IS not L. J. Simpklns,
wanted for the murder of former Governor
Frank Steunenberg, and the man has been
Captain Swain, the manager of a de
tective agency at Spokane, states that
Simpklns Is In the north and may have
crossed into Canada. Detectives have been
close on his trail and have found where
he had stopped within a few days.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. March 18.
Resolutions condemning the methods of the
prosecution in the case of Charles H.
Moyer and William D. Haywood and de
nouncing the governors of Idaho and Col
orado for an alleged conspiracy to deprive
the defendants of their constitutional rights
were adopted at two largely attended meet
ings held here today.
At one meeting, called by the Utah Fed
eration of Labor. Attorney William Newton
"The time has come when there la one
law for the capitalist and another for the
workman, and If the results that follow
are not altogether a matter of ballots, who
will he to blame when wc consider the
example set before us?"
WASHINGTON, D. C. March IK. At a
mass meeting of worklngmen of Washing
ton today, at which most of the local unions
were represented, resolutions were adopted
protesting "against the unwarranted ar
rest" of Messrs. Moyer, Haywood and
Pettibone of the Western Federation of
Miners In Idaho. The resolutions us.iert
the conspiracy charge against the men was
"trumped up." A small sum of money
was contributed to their cause.
FATAL FIRE IN KANSAS CITY
Miss Agnea Inman of St. Ionl Suffo
cated and Klv Other Women
Overcome by Smoke.
KANSAS CITY, March 18. Miss Agnes
Inman, a corset maker who came here
three months ago from St. Louis, was
burned to death and five other women were
overcome by smoke by a fire In the annex
of the Allman building at Eleventh and
Walnut streets in this city- tonight. Most
of the tenants of the building are profes
slonal women and many of them sleep In
their offices. Miss Inman waa sleeping on
the fourth floor and she was desd when
th ' firemen found her. The other five
women were taken downstairs on laddera
by th' firemen -from the fifth floor. They
wer all revived In a. short time.
Little Is known of Miss Inman even by
her employers. She was 32 years old.
Among her effects waa found insurance
policies on the lives of Thomas and Wil
liam Inman, who are supposed to be
brothers of the dead girl living In St. Louis.
The fire started from a kiln In which
artists had been burning china. The prop
erty loss Is trivial. The part of the build
ing In which the fire occurred Is without
stairways and was shut off from the main
structure by an Iron door.
SWIFTS BUILDIN PORTLAND
Packer to Construct Plnnt Employ
ing Thousand Men nt Orenon
PORTLAND, Ore., March 18. Iouis F.
Swift, head of the packing concern of
Swift and Company, I in Portland to com
plete arrangements for a 81.noo.ooo packing
plant which his firm will build in this city.
The capacity will be BOO cattle. l.Otui
sheep and l.OtiO hogs per day and employ
ment will be provided for 1.0t men.
The purpose of the pisnt Is to enable
Swift and Company to enter the Alaskan
and oriental markets, besides furthering
their Interests in the northwest.
JOHN GEHR SHOOTS TWO MEN
Former Mine Workera" Organiser
Involved'ln Fntnl Quarrel at'
FLORENCE, Colo., March 18. John Gehr,
a former organiser of the United Mine
Workers of America, tonight shot John
Thomas and his brother. Tom Thomas,
The latter probably was fatally wounded.
The affair occurred In a Faloon where th
three had been drinking. The cause of the
shooting la not known. Gehr escaped.
EXPOSED TO IEHO TEMPERATURE
Farmer Waoan I.ca Waa Broken In
Rnnnwny Nearlr Frees to Denth.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D.. March 18. (Spe
rial.) Suffering a broken leg. In a runaway
accident and lying upon the prairie for
period of over four hours with the tem
perature hovering around the sero mark
was the experience of G. Halsch, a promi
nent Hutchinson county farmer.
After having his leg broken hla team
escaped from him. At Intervals during th
weary hours he lay helpless on the ground
the unfortunate farmer called loudly for
help. He finally was found by two of his
sons and some neighbor boys who chanced
to pass along the road. '
'Had It not been for this fortunate cir
cumstance the farmer might have been
compelled to remain on the prairie all night,
and his death from exposure would almost
certainly have resulted.
Organisation nt Slonx Falls to Seenr
CItIo HInht for Lnborers. .
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D.. March 18. (Spe
cial.) At a meeting In this city of repre
sentatives of all the local labor unions It
I was decided to organise what will be
known as th Sioux Fall Non-Partisan
Labor league. The following officers wer
elected: President, J. H. McKlnney; vice
president, Frank West; secretary. Jack
Tlerney; treasurer, John Rlngdahl. The
object of the organisation is to secure civic,
as well as industrial, rlghta for th labor
lng men of Sioux Falls.
Oklahomana Irae Aetltin.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Okl.. March 18.-
Hundreds of teb-grams were sent yesterday
and today to tne president ana member
of conaresa and to others In omciai lit
In Washington from commercial and othur
bodies Irom almost every city and town
of importsniM) in Oklahoms aiul Indian
Territory, urging them to work ror im
mediate statehood fur lb two territories.
MITCHELL TO BAER
Mine Workers' President Replies to Letter
Reftuinc Demands of Employes.
SAYS PROPOSED SCALE IS REASONABLE
Waees Asked Not as High as Are Paid in
Other -Coal Fields.
REFERS TO FINDING OF COMMISSION
Arbitrators Did Not Regard Ita Verdiot as
ANOTHER CONFERENCE IS SUGGESTED
Miners' Leader Calls Attention to
Vast Interests Involved and Maya
An Agreement honld B
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. March M.-Fresl.
dent John Mitchell of the United Mine
Worker of Anterlca haa mailed to Oeorg
r. user, chairman of the Anthracite Cool
Operators committee, his reply to the Com
mittee's communication rejecting the de
mands of the miners' Organisation.
The letter, dated March 17, follows.
Referring asraln t.i
dated March in, with accnmnanvln dt.ru-
mentH. nnd to our reply thereto. I write to
say that I huve euhinlttrd to our committee
the answer made by your rommittee to the
proMisltlons presented bv us. II Is
CM-ary to slate that we were keenly dls-
m'i.miej iii lesrn mat our demands were
rejected In toto. and that our arguments In
favor of them had received so little consid
eration at your hands that they were prac.
tleally Ignored In your reply to, us.
We have again reviewed tho seal pre
sented for your consideration: have com
pared it with the sealo of wages paid for
similar classes of labor In other coal pro
ducing states and districts, and we ar sat
isfied beyond tho peradventur of doubt
that the wages proposed are not In excess
of indeed, that thoy are not so high as
the wages ild in the bituminous mining
districts of our country.
Judging front the language employed in
your answer to us. it is perfectly evident '
that w failed to make clear or that you
failed to understand the real Import of th
propositions submitted by us.
Mindful of Publlo Interests.
We wish to assure you that we sre not
unmindful of the great public Interests In
volved in this controversy as to our future
relations, neither are we unuppreelatlve of
the splendid efforts made by the Anthracite
Coal Strike commission to establish a re
lationship between us that would Insure u
Just and permanent peace; but If you will
refer to the award of that commission you
will And that the commission II self was In
doubt as to the permanency of its findings
and expressed the hope that at the expira
tion of the award the relations of operator
and employe would have so far Improved
as to make impossible that such a condition
as existed through the country In oonw -quence
of the strike in the anthracite re
gion could again occur. We had entertained
the hope that our adherence to the letter
and the spirit of the award and the absent
of local or general strikes during the last
three years would have appealed more
strongly to your confidence and that we
might reasonably expect serious considera
tion of our claims at this time.
Farther Conference Asked.
But It wottld seem from- reading your ra
ply that all our proportions liav been re
jected and thai, your final doclvkm has been
given. We trust that tills conception ot
our intention ts incorrect, it is our opin
in .that neither you nor we can afford to
break off negotiation in this abrupt man
ner. So far as we and the Interests we rep
resent are concerned, we are not willing to
accept any share of th responsibility thai
action entails. We believe that furtMJ
meetlna: shou d bo held and that w shouMI
strive earnestly and conscientiously to rto
oncile our differences. While It may be
true that on the part or the operators there
has been no serious cause for complaint V
riiirinar the last three yesrs. w. wish to as
sure you that in expressing this opinion you
do not reflect our views, isot nniy nas mere
been crltclsm among the miners, nut wnat
Is more ImiKtrtant, there exists much cause
tor criticism and comnlaint. To such an
extent is this true that we feel it Incum
bent n twin us to sav that we cannot with
any degree of contentment or satisfaction
continue to worn unner present, mnuiiioin.
However, we repeat that the Interests In
volved aro So vast that we sre not willing
to break off negotiations witnout nrst mas
inr further efforts to' reconcile our differ
ences. iWe, therefore, propose that further
conference or conferences ne neni oeiwern
now and the first of April.
If this suggestion meets with your sp
proval, we shall be pleased to arrange with
you a oate on t nu n uui juuv vuiiuimw.
Plttsbnrgr Operators Start Weat.
PITTSBURCJ. March 18.- Forty-five coal
operators of western Pennsylvania and
eastern Ohio left here tonight for In
dianapolis. Tomorrow afternoon the party
will open a conference t Indianapolis to
decide whether or not the miners shall
get an advance and the amount to be given.
This conference will probably end Wednes
day afternoon, when tne operators will
meet the miners In convention.' '
One of the operator an id tonight that
he thought the miners would be given an
Increase of 5 per cent, but not any more.
Alberta Miners on Strike.
GREAT FALLS, Mont., March 18. The
strike of the coal miners at Lrthbrldge,
Alberta, Canada, has caused so much un
easiness among the cltlsen that they
hsve called upon the dominion government
to rnder assistance. The Northwest
mounted police has beer) placed In control
of the town and martlai law practically
prevails. This action appears to have ir
ritated th miners still further and the
eltlxens fear grave dlsordera.
Mora than BOO men, member of th union,
arc on strike and there are still 100 at
work under police protection. These are
greeted dally by volleys of snowballs and
stones aa they go to work. Last evening
an explosion of dynamltw occurred In the
outskirts of the town, but no damage was
done. It Is thought to have been acci
dental. H. I Sherman, district president of th
Mine Workers, ssys the strike may be ex
tended to other coal mines In Alberta and
British Columbia unless an agreement ts
Many of the smaller towns In Alberta are
now on the verge of a. coal famine. All
shipments to outside points hav been
GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO MEET
Governing; llody of Inlted Presby
terlnn Church Convene at Rich
mond. lnd.. May Zit.
RICHMOND, lnd., March ll The annual
meeting of the -General Assembly of the
United Presbyterian church will 1m hold
In Richmond. May S next. This assembly
is th supreme legislative body of the
church and will consist of 0 delegatus,
representing every presbytery In the I'nlted
States and from mission fields of th church
In Egypt and India. Delegatea will attend
from eleven synods and slxty-nlna pres
byteries, representing 10,00) communicant.
Moat'a- Body to Bo Cremated. '
CINCINNATI. March la. The hudy of
Ilerr Julia nil Moat, the anarchist, who
died here yesterday of cryslp las. will U.
cremated at the Cincinnati crematory next
Tuexlay. Mrs. Mt arrived turn fa'cw
Vork late luiilghl
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