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OMAHA, TIinjSDAY MuKN'INIi'. MAHdf I'M. TWELVE 1U0KS..
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The Omaha"" "Daily Bee
Wt Wing of Magnificent Capitol in
Albany it Destroyed Early
Wednesday Morning. -
I PRICELESS PAPERS ARE BURKED
Bit Hrmdred Thousand Volume, in the
Stat Library Are Gone.
RECORDS COVER A LONG PERIOD
Many Date Back to Revolution and
Cannot Be Replaced.
LEGISLATIVE RECORDS BURNED
Appropriation Bills and Other Pend
ing1 Measures Go Up in Smoke.
LEGISLATURE IN THE CITY HALL
Governor Calls Session to Consider
. the Situation.
BLAZE BREAKS OUT . AFRESH
Shortly Aftrr Ten O'clock Fir Aa-aln
tiets Beyond Control a ad aabrr
I I'lrtnrn Art rasckl by
Af,HASy, N. Y. March . Five million
dollars probably could repair the damage
done by fire in the state rapltol today, but
money cannot restore the historical record
which were the pride of Its atate library.
After examining the exterior walla with a
transit State Architect Ware said the
building i as plumb and true aa ever.
The flamea licked up the atate library,
the court of claim assembly library and
document roonia. most of the offtcea of
the excise department and the quarter of
the senate ' finance committee. Water
ami imnlo took up the work that flamea
lalnd down and the damage from thla cause
extend to every part of the hluldlng.
The fire waa atlll burning tonight in the
ruinit beneath what waa once the beautiful
palnfd ce'llng of tha atate l.brary reading
room and the water kept pouring In from
several line of hoea, Water atlll dripped
throoKh celltnus in nearly a I parta of the
went wing and cascaded down the atone
stairs, but the fire waa anbdued ani) the
work of repair had already begun. A hun
dred national guardsmen patrolled tha
l reel outside to protect the illamantled
md ot tho bluldlng. ,
Hrlnr tnte Mnchluerr.
Next to the financial losa the chief ef
fect of the fire will be the delay In the ma-
i.hiittu-l ..f .i uwerttvm.'
Although the senate -chamber atanaa
practically untouched and a few thousand
dollars can restore tho meeting place of
the, lower house, a week or longer may In
tervene before legislative business can
Di'iirei'd in its accustomed channela.
Hoth houses met today In the city hall, ;
across a park from the capltol building,
tha senate In the common council cham
ber and the aaaenibly In the county court
room, where the joint session also waa
beld, and the fame arrangement will be
followed tomorrow. The burned-out de
partment force round temporary quarters
where they could.
Tha fire waa discovered by a nightwati h
inan and the alarm waa sounded a' 5:46
o'clock., before the firemen reached the
massive structure, priceless documents,
book a and reeorda atored in the assembly
library had been destroyed and other de
partinenta were being, twvealened. The
Initiation oak cellliitf of trie assembly cham
ber composed ot pm'ler iiiH.he. waa parti
ally deatroyed, as was alao the famous
tl,"0,000 atalicase In the west wing.
alwalil Hecorda llurned..
on tna third fioor where the flames
gained their atari, the departments wholly
or partially eatroyed by fire or seriously
damaged by' water were.
The atata llluary, containing 600,000 vol
umes, uinong them the moat valuable gen
eologlcal works In the I nlted states, to
gether with relics, priceless documents,
emne of them dating back to 177b and lira
I ha uitxenibly ant: senate libraries, atored
wllh thousands of volumes of law and
code books, alao a number of documents
and munusciipla that can never be re
placed. The finance committee room In which
tContlnued on Fourth I'age )
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A lewanl uf ".7l will he paid for
Information lead ng to the arrat and
conviction of the murderer who killed
i Merman Cohn Saturday nlht. Mir. u
V If more than one deserving claim-
't, the rewaid will be equitably di
J ed between them. This reward is
red at the nollcltaliun of The Bee
-. tie following bus nes firms, ton
Vi''os In equal amounts:
e Publishing Co $100
..tool, incorporated tx
Cwiaha .National bank 1;
Hayden Hros po
Thomas Kllpatrlck vd
First National bank 1"
Merchants National bank Uk
Omaiia flas Co V
Halph Kitchen V0
l nlted Htatee National bank li
The Bennett Co '
Miller. JStowart 4 lieaton I'M
Carpenter Paper Co V0
Nebraska Telephone Co 1"0
M. K. rlmlth Co 100
Omaha Klectrlc I.lRht and Power Co. I'-O
Hvrne-Hammer Co loo
Paxton tiallagher Co 10")
Mets Bros inn
Orchard A Wllhelm 10
M. C Peters MO
hoi Bergman Jewelry Co I'D
I.IMK) Additional Herrard
la offered by Arthur, Kmll and Hugo
Brandels upon the above conditions.
ftOO Additional Reiraril
is offered by M. Levy, partner ot :h
Miss Couzins.' Speaks
Suffragette Leaders Listen with Dis
pleasure to Arguments Against
Women in Politics.
BPniNOFIKl.t). 111., March 29. Snapping
eyes and an Indignant toss of the head
from time to time evidenced the displeas
ure of Mrs. Catherine Waugh McCullough,
Miss Harriet Orlm and other suffragette
leaders, as they listened to the address of
Mlsa Phoebe Couzins of Washington. D. C,
In the hall of representatives this morn
ing. In language keenly sarcastic Miss Couzins
excoriated equal rights and votes for
women. Her address was the first argu
ment presented In (he session against
woman suffrage by a woman.
Are Trying Caucus
Meeting Held, but Only Sixty-Three
Signers Names Were Secured
to the Call.
tlKfl MOINKK, la.. March '29. (Special
Telegram.) A republican caucus waa held
In the house chamber this evening to Be
lect a candidate for senator. . The man
agers of the caucus were disappointed In
not having secured more than sixty-three
algneia to the call, and some of these had
tHlr.nanie taVert off ijqUii .1V4ihA itiaa
they had been deceived. The movement
was In behalf of Kenyon.
Today'a Joint ballot stood: Deemer, 36;
Kenyon, 63; Porter, 50; Judge C. G. I-e,
1; paired, 1; abaent, 7; necessary to elect, 7(5.
WHOLESALE SMUGGLING OF
FURS FROM CANADA
lanoeent l'nrrhnrr of (ionda to lie
Delivered Holy Paid Are I Itl
WASHINGTON'. March 19. A system of
wholesale smuggling of furs from Canada
In which Innocent purchasers In the Hulled
States have been the ultimate losers ha
been discovered by Chief Wllkle of the
secret service department. Houlton. Me.,
la said to have been tba base of operations
and the trade came to the attention of the
customs officers because of the unusually
great amount of express matter shipped
from Houlton, which Is a comparatively
WOUNDED DFTFCTIVE DEAD
Green Hose, t hit .ms Mint W hile In
Knalne lab at Baxter, K-.,
Illea of Injuries.
MIDl'LLSnoitO. Ky., March 2!. Green
Rose, the railroad detective who was slnt
at Baxtor, Harlan county, Kentucky, from
ambush last Saturday, died here today.
Rose was acting as a guard rt.jrli.s; the're
cent strike of white firemen on the cln
cinnil. New Orleans A. Texas Pacific rail
road, and was shot while In the cab of an
engine. His murderer haa not been ar
rested. Chorus Girls
MLMHFH5 nl' TH K CIIOIU'S THK "MKIillT WHIIiL" CUMIANV WHO
lNSlill Ti: UY BKl LINU THU HEB N THK blHLfclS.
HOME 1UJLE BILL
Cities of Nebraska of Over Five Thou
sand Gain Right to Make
0LLIS YARDS BILL SIGNED
Senate Passes Commission Form
Measure for Cities.
LEE'S JUDICIARY ACT FAVORED
House Will Raise Pay of Many
ADVANCE SENATE BILLS NO MORE
House loil ay Will Take. "Similar
Action on Its Own Rills and (.rami
Wlndap Hash Will Be On
'From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. March 2. (Special Telegram.!
The governor signed the Rengan bill giv
ing" home rule to all cities over 5.000 In
population and cities of that class have
now the right to make their own charters,
with a commission form or any other form
of government. It does not Interfere with
the right of the state, however, to regulate
all such things aa the sale of liquor on, I
the closing hour for saloons.
The Ollls stock yards bill, in spite .r
dire predictions, was also signed and be
comes a law, and with It the two bills by
Senator Brown which gives corporations
the privilege of paying corporation taxes
and filing fees on paid up capital Instead
of capital stock, aa Is now the case.
Senate Pnuea Commission Bill.
Two bills for a commission form of gov
ernment In Nebraska cities were passed
by the senate this morning. The Banning
bill, tha measure pushed by the Ad club of
Omaha and amended to exempt from Us
provision the Omaha Water Board was
passed without dissent and also the Tanner
bill, which 4a confined to South Omaha.
The Tanner bill provides a commission for
Senator Tanner'a own town with alightly
different regulations x from those In the
Banning bill. '
Tha senate put on third reading
a number of bills. Including the hill, for
a new form of legislature drawn by Sen
ator Volpp. It provides a four-year term for
senators and a two-year term for repre
sentatives, and each ot these officers Is
to receive t00 a session. Just twice, what
Is given now. it also limits the Introduc
tion of bills to. the first twenty daya
of each session Instead of the first forty.
Kenatr Passes Primary Bill.
In the house the Gustafson-Kvans closed
primary bill passed. S to 4. The four dis
senting votca were by McKisslck. Hatfield,
Harrington and Bailey. The bill provides
for a 'party primary with fusion privileges
and a preferential vote for president and
vice president. The delegates to the na
tional conventions are to be elected, four
at large and two from each cungrexsional
The Met(?er game season bill and the
A.rjH-Mil KKttktWr aid iaxitfs 'l1
hides, lricludlng atitomohlWs. were- also
passed. ' - .' '
llnlks at Mailt Session. ' " '.
The house members celebrated the. six
tieth day by1 refusing to hold a night, ses-'
slcn. The senate passed a resolution or
dering that hereafter only bills coming
over from the house shall' be taken up
and no more senate files will be lifted from
the general file or committees. The house
will probably pass a similar resolution to
morrow. The reason assigned for not holding a
night session is that last evening's attempt
(Continued on Third Page.)
The Bee a Real Help
OMAHA. March 2S, 1911.-To
tho Editor of The Bee: Your
genenyus assistance to the Child
Saving institute, iu re-publishing
the splendid Sunday article on our
w-Vk-in the Monday issue, and your
Sift of 2,000 copies to be sold for
the beneiit of the Institute, has been
greatly appreciated by our hoard of
Trustees and by all associated to
gether In the work. The Theatrical
company turned over to our treas
I ma requested to write and as
sure you of our gratitude. Please
accept the thanks of our board, and
be assured of our very best wishes.
Sincerely yours, A. W. CLAHK.
Who Sold The Bee for Charity
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From the Chicago Evening Post.
KOHLSAAT REFUSES TO TELL
Chicago Editor Says $100,000 Was
Spent to Elect Lorimer.
DECLINES TO SAY HOW HE KNOWS
rommlttee of Illinois Senators Mar
end Him to Jail for Not Re
vealing Source of Hla
SPRINGFIELD. 111.. March 20. H. II.
Kohlsaat. publisher of the Chicago Record
Herald, told the senate Investigating com
mittee today that he knew $100,000 had been
used to procure the election of William
Lorimer to the United States senate. He
then refused to give the committee tho
source of his Information, notwithstanding
that the committee haa the power to Im
prison him berause of hla refusal.
When Mr. Kohlaat waa first called to
tha atanfl He waa f . K ifryiw" ,h, VUlpe4
his Information on which be wrote an edi
torial saying 1W,00U had been raised to
Mr Knhlsaat declined to answer a num
ber of questions, stating that ha could not
violate a confidence.
Attorney Healy put direct questions to
him, asking if his Informant had said he
waa asked for $10,000.
1 aecllne to answer," he aaid.
lid he say that nine other men had
been asked for $10,000 each?"
"1 refuse to answer."
"la he a resident of Chicago?"
"1 decline to answer."
"Is he alive now?"
He ia "
Would you denounce any citizen who
lakes the' stand you have taken nr .
a.'ktd Senator Burton.
"Any man who will violate a confidence
Is not worth a snap. I would not let my
court reporter violate a confidence. No
newspaper man can violate a confidence.
1 hat la my code of morale."
You have been demanding thia investiga
tion and now you refuse to a'.d ue."
"1 appreciate the position, but I will not
violate thla confidence," concluded Mr.
The committee then went 'nto an execu
tive conference. Kvery une except Air.
Kohlsaat. Attorney Healy ami members of
tho committee were ordered out of the
The questions were again put to. Mr.
Kohlsaat In this secret session.
Again he refused to answer.
The doors were then reopened and Mr.
Kohlsaat was MVen a third ippoi ttiuity to
:tn.wer .he. questions of tha comitvttee.
This he auc.ln reinsert to do.
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HL1.1KH THK CHILD BAVIMJ
"A Woman's Way"
FORCED TO RESIGN FROM THE
N. MUEIj GON.AIE3 COSIO.
I.ate. Secretary of War.
Are Charged With
Murder of Policeman
Arrests Made in Kansas City in Con
nection with Assassination of
Officer Paimo Tuesday.
KANSAS CITY. March 29. In a little room
In a house In the Italian section, detec
tives today arreated Lorenao Messina. Nick
Debernnado and Sum Gennuao. Sicilians,
In connection with the assassination last
night of Joseph Ralmo, an Italian iKilice-
The police declare they are members of
the organized black hand which was also
responsible for the murder of Mrs. I'aullne 1
Plaano, an Italian woman, who was mye- !
terlously slain on December 14. last. Shortly
afterward a fourth man, Joe Denusislo,
was arrested. In the room where the men ;
were found were three ahot guns like those 1
found last night near the dead policeman. ;
Mrs. Flxano was killed with the same kind j
uf a inn. I
I I'atrolman Haimo Is believed to have paid
I his life to the black hand for the knowl- ,
! edge he had of their worklnga and member- '.
ship. It dated back to the murder of Mrs. .
! Flzano. who kept a Utile grocery store j
In Campbells. She was killed while opening '
' her store one morning. j
, Joseph Ralmo, an Italian policeman, wus j
Mint and killed whHe he was putrollnc his 1
I beat in the Italian district here last night. ;
' No nnr saw the snooting take pure. '
I Fedef trian." found Italmu'a body lying on
1 a sidewalk. Two fhotguns. cnUnlpIng I
I empty shell, were found In a vacant lot (
' n ar the scene of the shooting. Faiino was (
I shot In tin- back
W. G. Evans Becomes
Head of Moffat Road
rrcsiucai in ntnvci xiaiuwu vnuf
nanv flhnscn tn Cnfltrol Denver.
IiOithwestern x racilic.
I HICWKH. i .il.i. Man h i'.t -NV. i; K -I
am. pimi'li tit of Ihe lumer i'"t Tia-.uwa
, i unit a ii . was todav elened pi enirleni of
! lh ienvr, Noi ih'-"stern I'uiifn- rll-'
1 t.iai' i,t-iffal mad" lo ;n ful Ihe ''late
I lia.lil II Muflal l-red i Moffat was
' clnted l.e icn ill nil I and lieralil llui;hea '
i wbk nameil as a d r . tor of the i ompany.
I lliai.a( ot ' a no I Bii'i W 111 He
i . Mnric on Ihe 'onrth if
! 'I i Kill. Mar. h "' Tie 'n-v couni'l:
'na1. rsllfled the ir'n't of ciiinmerce ar.'l
! rta ik'silun v.ltn is,- I r.it.d MaieM The
MCMulnrv cxclialine -..lil he mail-- (in
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PASS SUNDAY BASE BALL BILL
House Members for Much Discussed
Bill, 56 to 38.
GOVERNOR'S ATTITUDE NOT SURE
Much Preasore Belnsr Brought to
Hear I Pn Him by friends
and Enemies of the
Krom a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, March 2.-(8pecial. The
Sunday base ball bill passed the house to
day, after a bitter fight and attempta to
aisend It to exclude smal Itowna from Its
The amendment which -came from the
friends of the bill were designed to meet
the objections of Governor Aldrlch, who
la suppos-d to have declared himself aa
quite opposed to Sunday baae ball .on
general principles and willing to algn the
bill only wtlh a clause which would pre
vent, Sabbath- day games In tow.na smaller
The members from small towna. how
ever, were entirely anwllllng to exclude
thomselvea from ihe bill and voted down
an amen Intent to exclude towna of lesa
than 6,000 and to exclude villages lesa than
Attitude of (iorrrnor.
As the bill stands now lawn tennla, golf
and base ball are not crimes even If they
are played on riunday. It la considered
quit eprohablo that the governor will re
fuse to alan It. He has been besieged by
representatives of both aides and haa re
fused to commit himself to either. It la a
question of r tactical politics. Pressure
haa been brought from every quarter. If
he does rofuse tc algn it there seems to
be little ehanco tltn It can be punned over
his veto I", oil Met house, aa there la
scarcely more than a bare majority back
waa the occasion of floods of oratory and
explanations. The moral nature of the
question Invoked bitterness of feeling and
Final Roll t all.
The final roll call after the matter was
taken up on a question of not concurring
In the action of the commltee was as fol
lows: Ihe Ul 11
Mal'ey. llrTlntmi. Niitimin,
Birtela, Hulk, Prlnre,
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Omaha. March 4, '11.
The Omaha Daily Hce,
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months and no investment, not even the purchase of our
luerchancitKe, haa satisfied us more. The nsKistaiu e you have
rendered us In moulding our knowledge of this business Into
attractive advertlHements lias been a large part of our auctess
Add to this the large irrigation you have given in and you
will find you have been helpful In building up a new business
We have aluied to give the public satinfactory goods and
the public attests this effort on our part, but we could not
have acquainted the whole public with what we have to
offer ha1 it not been for your assistance.
It is therefore a very pleasing tank which you have set for
iih, that of expressing good will, satisfaction and confidence
in The Omaha Bee.
Very truly jours,
Weapon Left Behind by Murderers of
Herman Cohn is Recognised
BOYS WHO OWNED IT CAUGHT
Have Been Woi .113; for Printing;
Company for Some Time.
GUN IS SHOWN AT THE SHOP
Suspects Are Put Under Eiirid Exam
ination by Police.
HOLDUP VICTIMS VIEW THEM
First is Caught When Stealing a Ba
nana from a Stand.
LEADS TO THREE OTHER ARRESTS
Letter fthnnlnK the Chnrneter of the
"aapecta Koand In 1 heir Hooiiim.
aa Well aa Loot from the
From hour to how theltilatlon In th
Colin murder case cliangrs from convinc
ing suspicion to seemingly -Tioprh-ss m s
tery, Rnd then back again. et with C'e
rapid shifting of events the police still
believe they have In custody-., tho person
who ahot down the welV known merchant
last Saturday night.
My a singular coincidence, which can bo
construed either aa a vindication of the
youthful prlsonera or a decisive circum
stance against them, a weapon similar In
every resiwct to tho one with which Mr.
Cohn was murdered has been dug up by
The duplicate weapon was found on the
person of Charlea Rluehaugh of South
ptinhai who was' arreated Wednesday
afternoon aa one of the pals of Henry
8telngger. Lemuel Tigga and Carl HeLanri,
who were picked up the night before on
siirplc on of being Implicated In Ihe mur.lcr.
'elKlnal Theorr I'nahaken.
The oilglnal theory that Cohn was shut
by an amateur holdup man whose gun got
away from him haa not yot been shaken.
In fact the finding of the second revolver
serves In a way to atrengthrn the belief.
The trigger of the weapon picked up near
the acene of the murder had been filed In
such a way that It waa necessary to snap
tha trigger to bring fire. The same defect
waa found In the revolver found on Hlue
baugh. The filing of weapons In thla man
ner la said to be In strict., accord with the
perverse Idea of youthful criminals who
alriit through tha paces of j ellow-back '
novels, ot which a raimer were found In
the room occupied by lht young1 auapcicta, '
4 o in pose Ylcloae (iana.
Though they atlll have hope of gaining
from the boya a confession that will point
to the guilty person they were not as
hopeful last night aa they were earlier In
the day. They declare, however, that if
none of the boya Is guilty of the murder
It Is certain that they compose the gang
which has been guilty of a number f hold
ups and Jobs of thieving which have been
rejKirted to headquartcra during the last
It was a Bmall Job of thievery that led
to the arrest of Twiggs, Ue Ind and
Steliigger, aU of whom hall from St. Loula.
One of the gang, who atule a handful ul
fruit from a stand on South 1-lfteenth
street, was chased to his room. ai7'-a North
Fifteenth, where Hi! three were found.
Letters found In their poanesslon telling
of vicious exploits. Including murder, In
St. Louis, and their partial Identification
aa young men who have been -holding up
late wayfarers with a high hand, do not
serve to strengthen their protests of Inno
cence of .the Cohn murder.
X4 EW TKSTIMOKY AT I MQI'KUT
Coroner's Jary Heeommenda Acllvlly
of the . Poller.
The coroner'a jury In the Inquest on the
death of Herman Cohn brought Jn a ver
dict Wednesday afternoon, after being out
for about thirty minutes, as follows: "We,
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