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EhTAlILlSHED JUNE lit, 1871. OMAHA, SATURDAY MORN IN (i; FEBHUAKY 21, 1 DOS-TWELVE PAGES. SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS. FATAL HOTEL FIRE Cedar Rtpidt Hostelry Cremates Nine Perrons in Roaring Elate FRENZIED GUESTS LEAP FROM WINDOWS Many Escape Flames Only to Meet Death on Farement Below. Y. M. C A. DELEGATES AMONG VICTIMS Young Men Attending Statf Contention Caught in Eolooacst NEBRASKA CITY SOLDIER BOY WILL DIE Philippine Veteran Fare Bullets, bnl lirrimlii to Fierce I'lamr. While Peacefully ellla Hides AS I) !"! 91 CEDAR RATI PS. la.. Feb. 80. Nine lives, according to the brat information obtainable under difficulties, were lot In a Are which thla morning destroyed the Clifton hotel In thla city. The fire .started at 2.80 and at 10 the smouldering debrli furnished so fierce a heat that search for bodies was Impossible. The list of the dead mar prove longer than the number given, but It is hoped that the Information which accounts for all but this number is correct. Two persons were fatally Injured and forty-two more hurt more or less severely, mostly by jumping from windows. The work of Identification Is complicated by the loss of the hotel register, which was burned. Hotel la at Fir Trap. The hotel, a three-story veneer struc ture, Is said to hare been a veritable fire trap. The flames started In a pile of rub bish In the basement, presumably ignited by defective electric light wires. The night .clerk was on the third floor when the cry of fire, raised by a bell boy startled him. He took up the cry and In an Instant the hallways were choked with frightened guests. A rush was made tor the stairways. It was then that the crowd already collected in the street heard heart rending cries of anguish and desperation . for the Are, feeding ravenously on the tinderlike material of the lower floor, had completely cut off escape. There followed a stampede for the win dows, the only means of exit left. The street below wss now filled with a crowd scarcely less frantic than the despairing ones in the fast burning building. Like a Picture of Iaferao. "It was like a Dore picture of Inferno sprung to life," said one spectator in de scribing the scene. "The flames, looking blood-red from reflection against the snow, lit up the pale, drawn faces of the people In the windows, with a glow thst was unearthly." The victims were literally driven by the flames to Jump. Nearly every one of them lingered to the last moment, urged by the people botow to' wait at long as possible la the hope of assistance. Then a cry would tell that the fire had reached them or the smoke had made ft impossible to breathe, and one after another Jumped, some to the street and some, more fortunate, to the roofs of buildings adjoining. In a short space of time the street was filled with men and women, bruised and battered, with broken limbs and halt erased. All were in their night garments. In an hour St. Luke's hospital contained fifteen Injured, while many more, chiefly those who had escaped with compsratively slight hurts, were being cared for In build ings near the scene of the tragedy. Some who Jumped owe their lives to the fact that their falls were broken by tele graph wires which Interposed in their down ward flight. A number of the guests who were able to converse calmly following their escape declared that they had stumbled over prostrate bodies as they rushed to the win dow a. Literally iniiio djt riamti. The flames literally were chasing them and the amoks made It almost Impossible to breathe. The proprietor of th hotel placed his estimate of the number of people In the building at between seventy and eighty. Many of them were delegates to the fate convention of the Young Men's Chris Man association, which began here yester day. Those who were first to escape, where they were not too severely Injured, stood for some time barefooted in the snow, chained to the spot and rendered uncon eclous of the cold by the horror of the scene. Many of them had to be led away. Some of the Victims. The dead: W. A. MOWREY. What Cheer. la, E. C. YOl'NO. Minneapolis. TWO UNIDENTIFIED MEN; bodies re covered. Five bodies still in debris. The injured: Vina Burns, head waitress, Jumped from third story. L C. Burnett, Nebrsska City, Neb., badly burned. Etnda Williams, waitress, face badly burned and leg Injured. Llnle Kelly, waitress. F. C. Outing, Center Point, left irm sprained and hands burned. Emma Smith, waitress. H. W. Bremer, Lyons, Is. F. R. Moore, Chicago. , Beatrice Netollcky, Shueyville, la. J. O. VYInntnger, Waterloo, face burned and right wrist sprained. J. E. Anderson. Chicago, back strained. A. 8. Farrow, Boone, la. F. O. Gardiner, Woodburn. D. F. Tstlor, Davenport, hea'd Injured, elbow fractured, hip Injured and badly burned. 0. C. Thompson, Cedsr Rapids, badly burned. ' A. M. Larsen, Oelwein, foot bruised and lungs burned. C. W. Roberts. Cedar Rapids. L. O. Vernon, Delta, la., cut and right side burned. t May Reel, waitress, badly burned. M. P. Hoover, Tama. Ia. , - P. J. Daly, Canton. 111. J. A. Eylir, Davenport, slightly hurt. C. L. Benedict, body burned. D. P. Hawea, Decorah. Ia. . F. O. Redmon, mail. clerk, Tama, la. C D, Teniplcton. Montlcello, la. Cieorge Ttgsrt, Bt. Paul, hands and face burned. Jim Lewie, colored porter, slightly. H. W. Bremer. Lyons. John W. Lewis, Ottumwa, bruised, not seriously. J. M. Dunbar. Montlcello. Dr. 8. C. Grove. Cedar Rapids, terribly burned while hanging to fire escape; probably fatal. P. E. Strickland, Cliaton. Ia., Jumped (CouiLnusd oat Second Page-) BRITISH NAVY INEFFICIENT Radical Leader la House of t'ommoae Oils Atteatloa to Condi tion of ships. LONDON. Fob, 20. When the donate on he address in reply to the king's speech wss resumed today. In the House of Com mons. Sir William Allan, advanced radl-al. who Is largely Interested In shipping, moved sn amendment to the sddress, ex press, ng regret st th 'act that the speech made , no reference Inefficiency of the British navy. V Sir William vehom- V-- -kd the sdmlralty's policy In rega , -e en gine boilers and declared thai . l " fitted with Belleville boilers v. liable. Mr. Arnold-Foster, secretary of the - mlrslty, referring to the "extravagant statements" of Sir William, said the ad miralty had discontinued the use of the Belleville boilers, now testing a new typi of boilers and, following the lead of th United States, had adopted the McLauss type. As to armament and armor, he continued, the latest British bsttleahlp. New Zealand, and the latest British rrulser. Duke of Edinburgh, would be without parallel in the. world. On the subject of submarine tor pedo boats the secretary of the admir alty informed the House that as the re. suit of experiments with five purchased submarine vessels, the British admiralty had produced a submarine boat of wholly British design, which was a great improve- ment on the originals. Sir William Allan then withdrew his motion. GOVERNMENT BARELY WINS Balfoar Intervenes at a Critical Juncture and by Promises Saves the Day. LONDON, Feb-. 20. The government nar rowly escaped defeat in the House of Com mons last night. Mr. Lambert moved an amendment to the address drawing attention to the tinn. prosecution of the directors of the London and Globe Finance corporation. He sug gested that the prosecution had been with held because titled persons were connected with the affairs of the corporation and he read out list of titled names in support of his argument. This suggestion was repudiated with much vehemence from the attorney general ana solicitor general, but their contention that nothing could be done in the matter deeply offended members on both sides of the house. It was evident that the set of opinion was very strongly against the line which the law officers of the crown bad taken. At a critical Juncture, when defeat of the government seemed certain, Mr. Balfour Intervened and by a promise of Immediate legislation to cover future cases of a simi lar character he saved the situation and the government emerged from the division with a majority of 61. REVOLUTION JS INCREASING Numerous Outbreaks Are Reported to Have Or ear real In flections of Honduras. PANAMA, Feb. v20. The revolutionary movement In Honduras Is Increasing. At Choluteca, Macome, Pesplre, Yusraran, Daull and Graclas outbreaks have occurred against President-elect Bonllia. General Herrera, chief of the presidential forces, has been defeated at Olancho. Gen eral 8lerra, president of Honduras, has since then assumed supreme command of the army. General Fidel Bulnes, with the assistance furnished by General Regalado, president of Salvador, has Invaded Honduras by way of Ocotepec with 600 men and will sup port General Bonllia. Fifteen congressmen of Honduras re cently escaped from Tegutrgalpa and fled to Salvador, whence they have left to Join General Bonllia at Amapala island, his headquarters. ' MAKES SENSATIONAL CHARGE Polish Leader Accuses Prlaee Phillip of Saxc-Cobursr-Gotha of Crime. VIENNA, Feb. 20. Sensational charges against Prince Phillip of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. an Austrian field marshal and hus band of the Princess Louise of Belgium, were made today In the Reichsrath during the debate on the army bill by Herr Das synskim, the Polish leader. The leader denounced the prince as a criminal. Referring to the Imprisonment ( former Lieutenant of Hussars Mattasisch, who eloped with the Princess Louise of Co burg several years ago, and who was sen tenced to four years' imprisonment last De cember for forgery, he asserted that while In prison Mattasisch drew up a formal ac cusation charring Prince Phillip with forc ing the Princess Louise, who was confined in an asylum for the insane near Dresden some time after her elopement, to encourage me advances or tne late Baron Hirsch and with compelling her to ask the baron for money. EMPEROR EXPRESSES THANKS Beads Cablenrram to Commodore Srbedrr and Asks that It Be Made Public, KIEL, Feb. 20. On the occasion of the raising of the blockade of the Venezuelan coast by the allied powers Emperor Wil liam cabled Commodore Srheder, the Ger man commander, as follows: It la with satisfaction that I have gained the conviction from your reports that you, together with the commanders ard crews of my ships in Venezuelan waters during me uiui'kuih!, uiu innr auiy nj acconi- plished then task in every particular and uooer aimruiiies. It Is with gratification that opportunity, now that t raised, to express to you and men of our command my fullest satis- ! faction with the services you have rendered. 1 aeaire 10 mane mis Known OIL IS FOUND (N DUBLIN ' Hope Is Raised that Boa; Throughout Ireland May Be Productive. Dl'BUS, Feb. 20. The discovery of oil near Mount Joy square, this city, has cre ated, great interest and has raised hopes that the old bog land throughout Ireland may prove similarly productive. A sample of the Dublin oil. which has been examined by experts. Is said to be of good, clear quality. It was discovered In the basement of an ordinary house built on reclaimed bog land and It was said that a copious flow has continued since the And was made Ave weeks ago. Experts attach much inipor taace to the Katter. HAPPY DAY FOR POPE LEO Completes Functions of His Jubilee Without Undue latiue. HAIL PRESENTS MOST BRILLIANT ASPECT Number of American Are Preseat at the Celebration at the Vatican, lnrludlnaT Bishop Burke of t. Joseph. ROME, Feb 20. The pope completed the functions of his Jubilee today without un je fatigue. Upon returning to Ms apart .nents he exclaimed: "This Is really the happiest day of my life." "It seems Impossible that It is twenty five years since I have been there," was Pope Leo's exclamation as he looked from a window of his apartments this morning Into the sunlit piazza of St. Peter's. This was the pontiff's only reference to his long term of self-imposed imprison ment In the Vatican, during which he has not gone beyond the palace grounds and St. Teter's, which Is considered to be part of the Vatican. "What a glorious morning for the Jubilee of my pontificate," the pope said, as he proceeded with evident plessure to peruse the almost innumersble telegrams, letters and addresses of congratulations which have reached the Vatican from all parts of the world. Hall Presents Brilliant Aspect. The hall of beatification above the portico of St. Peter's, where the pope held his Jubilee reception, presented a brilliant aspect. It was beautifully hung with antique brocades snd illuminated by thou sands of electric lights and wax candles. The boxes lining the long, narrow hall were filled to their capclty with members of the Roman aristocracy, diplomats, women with black veils, men In evening dress and monks and sisters In varying garb. Here and there groups of papal guards In bright uniforms lent color to the whole. Notable among the diplomats was Count Almorovar. head of the special mission sent to repre sent the king of Spain at the Jubilee. The struggle to get Into the hall was turned terrific. People were swept off their feet and women were overcome, but none were really Injured. The babel of tongues raised In protest' testified to the world-wide character of the gathering. Americana Who Are Present. Among the Americans present were Bishops Maurice Burke of St. Joseph, Mo., and Edward Dunne of Delias, Tex.; Fathers S. P. McDonnell and Hugh O'Gara McShane of Chicago and Thomas O'Gara of Wilming ton, III.; Mr. and Mrs. Choate and R. U. Johnson. There was a long and tedious wait before the ceremony commenced and the audience was growing reatless, when suddenly a great roar of Long live Leo" and "Long Live the Pope King" announced the arrival of the pontiff. His holiness wae borne in th cediagtstoria on the shoulders of eight men habited In red brocade. The pope himself wore gorgeous robes and had the triplo crown on his head. - . He bestowed hi' benediction right and left as he passed through the cheering con course, whose enthusiasm was so great and whose desire to touch the hem of the pope'a gown wae so Intense that the presence of the guards aeemed really necessary for his protection. In a procession, surrounded by such a brilliant escort of prelates, aristocracy and guards. Pope Leo alwaya appears at his best. His feebleness and bent form are hidden and the public sees only the ven erable patriarch with cameo-ltke features and kindly smile. Give Pope Many Presents. The pope was accompanied by Cardinals Mocenne, Perraud, Ferrari, Satolll. Res pighl, Boschl and Macchl and escorted by the noble guards In their red state uni forms, which they had not worn since the fall of the temporal power. The celebrated feather fans on both sides of the Sedia Geatatorla excited great interest among the Americana present, as It Is said they wera a gift from Mrs. Joseph K. Drexel to th Old Ones' home and given to the museum of the University of Pennsylvania. On the right of the pontifical throne was assembled the Peccl family, to which the pope belongs, and on the left stood Count Almodovar. When the pontiff ascended the throne he seemed to be In a kind of glori fied atmosphere attained by a peculiar ar rangement of red draperies before the windows. Cardinal Resplghi, vicar of Ro$e, read an affectionate Latin address, expressing loyalty and devotion and offered the gold tiara, the Jubilee present of the Cathollo world, which cost $25,000, and 140,000 in money. Cardinal Ferrari, archb!shop of Milan, on behalf of a pilgrimage from Lombardy, presented an address of felicitation and gold and silver and bronxe commemorative medals on the obverse of which was the head of Leo XIII and on the reverse the figure of the Redeemer, surrounded by the apostles In the act of conferring on St. Peter the supreme pontifical power. The pope t,hanked the Lombardy pllgrlma and gave them his benediction. Cardinal Boschl read a third address and presented his holiness the symbolic keys, one of gold and the other of silver, ac companied by an offering of $40,000 in gold coins. The Roman committee for the Jubilee fetes presented a rich parchment volume with the signatures of all who had contrib uted to the oHertng, with another $40,000 to be devoted to the restoration of the basilica of St. John Lateran, which Is un der the care of Cardinal Satolli. Other committeea followed with addresses and offerings. The pope expressed his gratification and admiration at the artistic designs and workmanship of the various offerings and .v. . , , , . i theB chttr4'1 Monsignor Bislett. Ols mas ter of the chamber, to read a Latin soeerh hat ' a"e the I addressed "To my venerable brothers and ! '"" observations made by him he is con and the officers 1 bo'0 children." J fident that the sun Is inhabited. He claims I'onilff Hetaraa Thanks. In this address his holiness expressed ' l':tio end continued: "For the sec- j ond time In a century Christ has wished to glorify His vicar on earth by allowing bim to reach the years of' St. Peter." The address ended by saying that the pon- tiff was happy to celebrate his Jubilee amidst the homage and veneration of the Catholic universe. After bestowing the apostolic blessing, he returned to his apartments amid the en thusiastic plaudits of the multitude. He completed the functions of the Jubilee without undue fatigue. On his return he said: "Thla Is really the happiest day of my life." In St. Peter's this afternoon Cardinal Rampolla celebrated a solemn disss and te deum at aa alter erected next to the papal ICoatluuod m Second Pee.) LARGEST VESSEL ARRIVES J i led rip Reaches -W York After I ne- ventful Maiden) Trip Across Atlantic. NEW YORK, Feb. L. 1h; new White Star liner Cedric, the largest vessel In the world, srrlved tcday Irom Liverpool and Queenstown after Its maiden voyage. The passage from Daunts Rock was made In eight days, eight hours and sixteen min utes. It brought 743 passengers, of which 430 were sleersge. The external of Cedric is Identical with that of its sister ship Celtic of the same line, but by reason of structural differences to provide increased passenger accommodations the gross ton nage of the former vessel has been slightly exceeded. Celtic Is 700 feet In extreme length, seventy-five feet In bresdth and forty-nine and one-third feet deep, with a gross tonnsge of 21.034 tons, desd weight about 18.000 tons and a displacement of 38,000 tons. The' propelling machinery consists of two ! sets of quadruple expansion engines, driv ing the twin propellers. The vessel Is de signed to attain a speed of seventeen knots at sea. The funnels are 131 feet above the keel and their dimensions are fourteen feet j three inches by eleven feet. Accommodation for 360 first-class, 200 second-class and 2.600 steerage passengers is provided. The crew of the vessel con sists of 336 men, ninety-two of whom are employed In the engine room. With the advent of Cedric the White Star line possesses the world's two largest vessels. On the passage from Queenstown Cedric encountered severe northwest gales dur ing the last four days', but, ms Captain Haddock remarked:. 6 "It did not bother us any, for you would hardly know you were at sea when on this steamer." Among the passengers on Cedric were: Sir Randolph Baker, Sir Cavendish Boyle, K. C. M. O.. governor of Newfoundland; Captain James Cole, R. N.; Erastua S. Day, United States consul at Bradford; Captain De Fslbe and Hon. Evelyn Fitz gerald. PROBES BRIBERY SCANDAL Grand Jury Summons rhlcaajo Mayor la Aldermanlc Corruption Case. CHICAGO, Feb. 20. Mayor HarrlBon, James B. Forgan, president, and John A. Shoor, a director In the First National bank, were summoned before the grand Jury to give evidence In the Investigation Into allegations that Alderman Frederick Hart solicited bribes. The original charge against Hart was made by the Municipal Voters', league, which declared . him unfit for re-election and accused him of seeking bribes. The grand Jury took up the matter and summoned Secretary Fisher of the league, who declared that K. R. Graham of the Arm of D. H. Burnhara ft Co.. archltecta. I had accused Hart of soliciting a bribe. Qra- ham was summoned before the Jury and said afterward he had declined to make to that body the statement which Fisher aa eerted he had made to the Municipal Voters' league. ' ' -.-' The subpoenas of the mayor and Messrs. Forgan and Shoor were Issued In the line of an attempt to ahow that Graham had said to them the same things which he was reported to have said to Fisher and wulch he declined to make to the grand Jury. NINE VICTIMS AREN0W DEAD Another Newark Tupll Succumbs to Injuries Sustained la Trol ley Smash. NEWARK, N. J., Feb. 20. Jennie E. Mc Lelland, one of the victims of yesterday's trolly (".ienster. died at the city hospital today, making the ninth death. . Miss McLelland was 16 years old. Her motbor arrived at the hospital a few minutes before the girl's death. When her daughter expired Mrs. McLelland collapsed and Is now in a serious condition. The rest of the injured, with two excep tions, were all reported to be doing well. Those whose conditions' are not favorable are Peter Brady, the motorraan of the wrecked car, and Oscar Becklifl, engineer of the Lackawanna train. The house surgeon said today that Brady's death might occur at any time, al though there was still a possibility of his recovery. The motorman Is suffering from a fractured skull and other Injuries. Beckliff's head Is crushed and his face badly lacerated. It was said at the hospital that his condition wss grave. ' OREGON ELECTS pLD I0WAN Takes Seventeen Ballots In Evroing Before Fulton Is Sent to Senate. SALEM, Ore., Feb. 21 C. W, Fulton was elected I'nlted States senator on the seven teenth ballot of the evening session. Charles W. Fulton was born In Ohio, August IT, 1853. Later he moved to Iowa with his parents, where he studied law and was admitted to the bar. He came to Oregon In 18T5, taught school for a time, later locating at Astoria, where he has since resided and enjoyed ' lucrative law practice. He has been elected to the state senste four times, and was president of that body in 188J and 1901. He was a mem ber of nearly every state convention since 1880. SAYS "SUN is INHABITED Isdlass Mai aad i Claims ts Grass la Surface. See flowers Bular LA PORTE. Ind., Feb. 20. Alexander ! Young of La Porte today announced thst to have seen on the sun's surface moun- I tain sides with great and precipitous rocks. I which glow with prismatic colors, blended with the greenness of a perennial vegeta- Hon and with a floral radiance mors aeau- : tl,ul ,hn ,hat of the earth. Beyond these j mountains he saw valleys and plains where ; people live. CARNEGIE INCREASES GIFT Makes Stevens institute Knduw airnt KUnd Is HW. NEW YORK. Feb. 20. Andrew Carnegie todsy added $125,000 to the endowment fund of the Carnegie Library of Engineer ing at Stevens Institute of Technology. ' Mr. Carnegie In 1900 gave $6,000 for the erection of the library. When the building was dedicated a year ago he gave $100,000 as as endowment fund. CUMMINS SEES PRESIDENT Intimation that His Visit to the Capital Has Some Political Significance. NO CHANCE FOR ANY LAND LEASE BILL Statement that Fences of t attlemem Will Tome novra at Once Upon Adjournment Sesaloa of Congress. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. (Special Tele gram.) Governor Albert B. Cummins of Iowa, with .his wife, arrived In Washington this morning, tnroute to Florida, where they expect to spend several weeks. Gov ernor Cummins called upon the president today to pay his respects and spent the greater portion of the afternoon at the cap ltol, whore he was the special guest of Senator Dolllver, who Introduced the gov ernor -to many of the senators and mem bers of the house who were not personally known to him. In explanation of his pres ence in Washington, Governor Cummins said: "I have been working a little herd, and Mrs. Cummins and myself concluded to take a short vacatlou. Washington suited us as a place to spend a portion of our va cation and we will remain at the capital four or five days and then go south, visit ing several cities in Florida. Altogether we expect to put in several very pleasant weeks before returning to Dee Moines." Comes to Discuss Polities. The governor desired today to merely pay his reBpects to the president. He chatted with him a while, but before he leaves Washington will have an extended confer ence with him. While Governor Cummins conveyed the impression that there was little political significance In his visit. It is known that he desires to discuss with President Roosevelt and others distinguished in national af fairs polltlpsl questions of Interest not only to Iowa, but also to the entire coun try. The republican state convention of Iowa will be held next summer tor the nom ination of candidates for governor, lieu tenant governor and other state officers. At present Governor Cummins hsa no op position for the gubernatorial nomination. The platform to be made by the Iowa re publicans will be of Importance, particu larly as this Is the year Just preceding the presidential election. On account of the attitude assumed by the Iowa republicans under the leadership of Governor Cummins, on the tariff question, It Is understood that the platform declara tions of the Iowa republicans thla year will be discussed during the governor's visit. Governor Cummins Said that, while no body could foretell the action of a conven tion regarding a platform, he assumed that It 'would agree on a platform that would not be inconsistent with Iowa republicans In the past. It ia said, however, to be the desire of Governor Cummins, after consultation with the president and republican leaders gen erally, to have the republican party of Iowa atand In harmonious relationship with the national traders aad -the natkwisl pel lay of the party. Governor Cummins called at the W'hlte House again tonight by appointment and remained for more than an hour In con sultation with the president. He declined to be Interviewed after his return to his hotel. Xo Land Leaalan: Lea-lslatlon. Major Lacey aald today there could be nothing done at thla session to pass a bill to provide for the leasing of the public do- j main for the purpose of grsilng cattle i thereon. "The Nebraska delegation In congress hss been given every opportunity to get to gether and agree upon some proposition which might be satisfactory to all con cerned," said Mr. Lacey, "but dissensions have arisen and there now seema to be no ay of affecting a compromise through leg islation. The much complained of fences will be pulled down," concluded Mr. Lacey, "and they will come down Just aa soon aa the machinery of the government can be started, and that will be very soon after congress adjourns. It will then be seen who Is benefited." Representative Mondell today Introduced a bill authorizing the recorder of the gen eral land office to issue certified copies of patents, records, books and papers. The purpose of the bill Is to give the ssme force and effect to papers authenticated by seal and certified by the recorder aa.when certi fied by the commissioner of the general land office. Representative Shallenberger today In troduced a bill to Increase the pension of John L. Correy to $20 per month. Itontlae of Departments. These rural letter carriers were today ap pointed for South Dakota: Farmer, regu lar, Fred J. White, Leroy F. Lemert; eub stttutes. Pearl L. White, Nettle M. Lemert. Hartford, regular, Iver 8. Henjum; eub stltute, Neli K. Nelson. Humboldt, regu lar, William J. Berguin; substitute, John Bergutn. Waubay, regular, Lyman Chad dock, John A. Watklna; substitutes, Clara D. Chaddock, Mary A. Watktns. Nebraska postmasters appointed: Mrs. Frances B. Horman, Adams, Gsge county, vice M. D. Horman, deceased; Henry Sohr weld. Sartoria, Buffalo county, vice B. Kretsschmar, resigned. The comptroller of the currency haa ap proved the Commercial National bank of Salt Lake aa reserve sgent for the First National bank of Kemmerer, Wyo. The postofflce at Long wood, Custer county. Neb., has been ordered discontinued. Bill to Protect the President. The conferees on the bill for the protec tion of the president hsve agreed and their report has been submitted to the Mouse. The senate accepts the house amendment to the original bill with some changea In the wording. As agreed upon by the conference com mittee, the death penalty la provided for anyone who shall wilfully or maliciously kill the president or rice president or any officer upon whom the duties of president may devolve under the constitution, also for the wilful killing of any officer of the government In line of succession to the presidency, or any ambassador or minister accredited to the United States. An at tempt to murder the officials named Is made punishable by death or Imprisonment for not less than ten years. Anyone, under this bill, who aide or abets the killing of the president, vice pres ident or any officer upon whom the dutlea of president may devolve, or ahall aid, abet or advise the killing of a foreign sovereign, shall be deemed a principal offender. Any one who aids one guilty of the offenses de scribed In the bill shall be punished as a principal. Further provision Is made that anyone within the I'nlted States who teaches the (Continued on Fourth Page ) CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER Forecsst for Nebraska Fair Saturday and Sunday, Temperature at Omaha Yesterday! Hoar. Dear. Hour. Ilea. (In. m IS 1 p. ni R.I H a. m lt II p. a S T a. ia IT a p. n HT a a. ra 1M 4 p. an 3 H a. ia il'J 0 p. sn :T lit a. m 84 A p. m al 11 a. m fell T p. m ..... . R4 12 sn 32 ' p. n 33 p. m 32 KOCIAN DELAYS HIS VISIT Muslclua Is III at Birmingham aad Caanot Play la Omaha Monday. Koclan, Bohemian violin virtuoso, billed to appear at Boyd's next Monday afternoon, will not be here upon that date, and prob ably not until on or about March 16. This much became known yesterday when the evening papers circulated, and the con sequence has 4een to disarrange and re arrange all the elaborate arrangements that had been made by Nebraska countrymen of the young artist and by locat musicians. The word came here to Rudolph Aron son, who is managing the Koclan tour. At the time Mr. Aronson was consulting with some of the local Bohemians' committee of arrangements and so was able to let at least a few of them know at once. The telegram waa from Birmingham, Ala., where Koclan was to, have played last night, and simply stated that he had be come seriously 111 the night before. -had to dismiss his audience and waa not In condition to think of taking the long trip to Omaha and trying to play Monday afternoon. From other portions of the telegram Mr. Aronson drew the conclusion tbnt It Is Koclan's Intention to go either to Denver or directly through to San Franctsco, where be Is to play ten days hence. Manager Aronson further tald that Koclan Is to return this way from the Pacific coast and that undoubtedly tie would then All his Omaha engagement. Mr. Aronson left for Denver at t:2i yes terday afternoon. Manager Burgess of the Boyd theater said: "I have an open night date March 16 and It may be arranged for Koclan to take that. If not, then It will be an afternoon date, aa with this one exception I have no open nights that he could utilize. The sale has not equaled that for Kubelik, but 11 haa been very good and we are pretty busy now mailing back the remittances of people who have sent In cash and orders from other placea." The local Bohemians had selected an ar rangements committee, and John Roslcky, its .chairman. S. A. Beranek, Ha secretary, and Vaclav Buresh, Its treasurer, were all very busy gentlemen yesterday afternoon. They had planned to banquet a hundred or more at Balduff'a Monday night, with Koclan, and there had been made plans for Sunday, which the distinguished visitor wss to spend at the residence of Mr. Roslcky. The Invitations .to the banquet, by the way, give the musician's name in full Jaroslava Koclana. What particularly distresses the commit teemen Is the fear that the out-of-fwn parties organised by Colonel Joe Mlk will not hear the new development In time and will make the Journey for nothing. To remedy thla and any other trouble. It any, the committeemen and other Bohemians met at Turner hall, Thirteenth and Martha streets, last night and canvassed the situa tion. It wsa decided at thla meeting to hold everything In abeyance until Koclan is beard from definitely, and. If he come In March, to carry out the program Just as It had been arranged for Monday. TREFZ TENDERS RESIGNATION Koantse Memorial Will Not Staad la Way of Its Pastor's(Ad. vaseeniest. Rev. Edwsrd Frederick Trefx, pastor of Xountxe Memorial church, will leave Omaha. At a meeting of the church council last evening he laid before its members the formal letter of call from the Blnghamton church and told them of bis wish to cept the same, thia being his first Intima tion of hla wish In the matter. The mem bers of the council, while expressing their decided desire to retain Mr. Trefx as their minister, refused to atand In the way of hla advancement and accepted his resigna tion. A church meeting will be called for March 2 to formally acquiesce in this ac tion. Mr. Trets will continue here until after Easter so that the church will have ampin time to secure his successor. The matter was discussed last night and the council already has In mind a young divine whom they may wish, to call to the pulpit. He is said to be at this time undecided as to whether to accept a call from an eastern church. Mr. Trefz will give bis formal notifica tion to the congregation fn Kouutze Me morial Sunday morning. He expecta to leave here, with Mrs. Trefx and family, about April 13 and will assume the pas torate of the First Congregational church at Blnghampton after a week's vacation. Hla principal reason for accepting the call to Blnghampton, N. Y., was because thia puts him In touch with Dr. Hlllis of Ply mouth church, a dear friend. The church has been paying $4,000 to Its pastor, but Mr. Trefs refused to accept more than $3,600, the amount offered him here, for fear that hla motives might be questioned. In his new pastorste he will be allowed a summer vacation of two and a half months, tolepbone dues, a private secretary and a parsonage will be furnished. Salaries Are Increased. SPR1NO FIELD. 111. Feb. 20 -The salaries of the officers of the United Miners of Illi nois were Increased at tne state conven tion today. The salary of the president was Increased from ISO to $126 per month: vice president, from $3 per day to 1110 per month, and the secretary-treasurer, from IM to The resolution raising the age limit for boys employrd In mines from 14 to 14 years was adopted. A favorable re port waa received on the proposition to elect mine Inspectors by popular vote of the people. Movements of Oeeaa Vessels Feb. SCO. At New York Arrtved-Odrle, from Liverpool. At Bremen Arrived Brandenburg, from New York. At Havre Arrived La Bretagne, from NaT Brow Head Paased Belgenland, from Philadelphia, for Liverpool: Cuxtodiau, from Oalveeton, for Liverpool. At Liverpool Arrived Sylvanla, from Boston. At 8i. Michaels Paaned Trave, from New York, for Gibraltar, Naples and Genoa. At Movllle Sailed Numldlan. from Liver pool, for Bt. Johns, N. F., and Halifax. At c'uraco Arrived Princess Victoria Ixiulse, from New York, via Nassau, on a cruise. At Genoa Arrived Auguste Victoria, from New York, via Funrhal. on a cruise; Cambroman, from Boston, via St. Michaels and Naples. At Kin de Jsnelro Arrived Princess Vie turta, from Newcastle, England, for Vic toria, H. '. At Auckland Arrived Ventura, from San KrnHi'o, via, Honolulu and Pagu Faiu, tor Sydney. DELAY REVENUE BILL Adjournment of House Puts Off Ita Intro duction Until Monday. SOME .MENDMENTS AT LAST MOMENT Publio Service Corporation! to Be Assessed on Thoir Gross Receipts. BINDING ON THE INSURANCE COMPANIES Bonse Hai a Revenue Bill of Eii Own Wuich He May Introduoe. DOUGLAS MEN EXPLAIN THEIR POSITION Assert They Will Present a Minority Report oa the South Omaha Charter Bill Restardlnaj Hall ay Terminals. (From a Staff Correspondent.! LINCOLN, Feb. 20. (Special,) Hsd not the house ttdjourned today until Monday the revenue bill would have been Intro duced tomorrow. The subcommittee ad ministered the final touches today, closed up its opersttone and lias tbe bill reaJy for submission to the bouse. It had planned to introduce the measure In tbe house Saturday morning, but the house caused a further delay in this Important piece of legislation by deciding not to bold a ses sion tomorrow. Tbe committee will Intro duce the bill Monday, one said today. Some iiotable changes have been made In the bill. Tbe most vital Is one provid ing that all street railway, electric light, gas and telegrnph compnnles, as well as telephone oomparles, thall be assessed lo-ally on their gross receipts as fran chises In sddltlon to the regular assess ment levied on their tangible property. This clause provides that all these corpora tions shall be assessed loyally on their tan gible property the tame as any other prop erty and In addition (hall be assessed on their "gross receipts for the next year pre ceding the firct day of February of the cur rent year, such gross receipts to be taken and considered In the total ae an Item of property and be so listed and levied against the tame as other property. Such gross receipts shall represent the franchise val uation, which shall not be otherwise as sessed." The original bill, as was stated In The Bee some time ago, providing for the as sessment of the gross receipts of telephone companies as their franchises, but only within the last day or two were the other companlea Included this provision. Insurance Company Provision. Another Important amendment la section 68, which reads: Each and every fre insurance company transacting business In this state, except mutual companies that operate on the assessment plan, have no capital stock, and make no dividends, shall be taxed In th county, town, ally, village ar.J school dis trict where the agent conducts the busi ness, upon the grows amount of the pre miums received ly it from the Insurance, written upon property within the state dur ing the preceedlng year. Buch gross re ceipts to be taken as an Item of property of that value and to be naeessed and taxed on the same per cent of such value as other property. The agent shall render tbe list and he personally liable for the tax. It be refuse to render the list or make the affi davit that the same is correct the amount may be valued and assessed according to the best Information of the assessor. The Idea of this provision la to compel the Insurance companies to submit all their taxable property to taxation and prevent evasion of assessment on Intangible af fairs. Sentiment is divided as to th fate of the revenue bill. It la obvious enough that the measure, so far as It la known, doea not command universal approval. The ultra revisionists are convinced that their hopes are, In a large measure, blasted, since the paramount Issue has not been met. In other worda they feel that ade quate provision for bringing the ra.l roads to time, for compelling them to pay their fair share of taxes, la lacking almost as much as before the long work of drafting this bill was undertaken. Therefore It la evident that when tbe bill etarts on Its course through the legislature It will meet with Some obstructions. The committee that framed tbe bill gave out some time ago that every member would atand ahout der to shoulder for the bill. No different statement has since been maife. House Haa a Bill. Evidence of opposition to the revenue bill may bo found In tho fact that Rous of Hall one of the most aggressive men oa the floor cf the house has prepared a bill which, aa was published In The Bee' thla afternoon, seeks to cover a section In the present law which the author be lieved was not provided for by the pew bill. This section wss ttm relating to tbe method of foreclosure on delinquent land sales. Rouse would have all land on which tbe tax was four years delinquent sold to the highest bidder, regardless of the amount of tbe tax and tax decree -gainst them, and allow the owner to redeem the property within eighteen months, exacting Interest at the rate of 6 per cent for any time up to six months and 1 per cent additional for every month thereafter, compelling thu redeemer to pay all the amount of th decree, but allowing no redemption to be made for less than tbe amount of the de cree. The state, county or any city may bid the land in for taxes held against the property by them. Tbe bill does not meet the aprpoval of th revenue committeemen and some of them have already endeavored to dissuade Mr. Rouse from introducing it. It la aald that they have threatened to line up agalnat the Rouse bill If the latter persists la pushing It. Rouse said today he waa not sure what he would do. A statement 1 attributed to him, however, to tbe effect that he la entirely out of sympathy with tbe work of the revenue committee and there Is no assurance that he, with the aid of a few other prominent men la the house, will not strew aome thorns along the path of the revenue bill. Perry of Furnas haa been picked aa an other of the republican leaders who wilt line up against the revenue bill. What tbe fusionist will do Is hard to tell. Their lesder, Loomis of Dodge, Is on the com mittee that framed the bill. Minority Heoort oa Charter, Nelson and Gilbert, the Douglaa eounty members of the bouse committee oa cities and towns. Informed a correspondent of. The Bee this morning that they would sub mit a minority report on the adoption of tbe South Omaha charter bill which last sight tbe commlttea, with these gentlemen present, voted to recommend for passage. Tbe significance of . the Douglsa county men's position Is that the bill waa amended by F.oberta of Dodge, providing that rail road terminals In South Omaha should be assessed on the figures returned by th Stats Board of Equalisation and not by di rect assessment of the city, thus precluding