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( ESTABLISHED JUNE 1, 1871. OMAHA, MONDAY MORNINli, MARCH 2U, 11)03. sin;le i-orv thhee cents. i A SK CASTRO TO STOP L Venezne'as Legislator! Unanimously Eejeat Proposed Resignation. URGE COUNTRY'S CRITICAL CONDITION Endorse Fret ent Administration and Recom mend Its Continuance, EXECUTIVE STANDS BY HIS DECISION Eefnsei to Withdraw, but Will Offer Some EuzgrsV'oiis-. CLAIMS ALLIES SECRETLY AIDED REBELS cores Rlnckndlne; Ponfn for nealat. Ina; Arbitration and Inaurarnta for Accenting PorrUn Aid In Revolution. CARACAS, March 22. The Venezuelan Congress has unanlmouiily declined to ac cept President Castro's resignation and had passed a resolution requesting him to re consider his decision. It Is believed he will yield to this expressed desire and re main In power. The congressional hall was crowded yes terday and all the members of the diplo matic corpi were present when President Castro read his message to congress. After first rcvelwlng the terrible conditions In the country and denouncing the errors of bis countrymen, he added: "If it Is pain ful to consider how much blood has been hed, there Is consolation In the thought that out of this bitter stream, by the law of compensation, something corresponding to present day aspirations must Inevitably spring. Every struggle begets an Idea and every victorious Idea Justifies the suppo sition t'hat an onward step has been taken on the road to human perfection. Our victory, citizen legislators, over the great troubles which have Just oppressed us must terminate th tumults of our life, other wise we shall reach a shameful dissolu tion." Allies Seek to Aid Matoa. Touching then on the recent foreign blockade. President Castro said it had been brought about by a league who, unable to BUbmlt tbelr claims to the Impartiality of the tribunals, had employed force, and that because he refused to submit to tho Anglo Gorman exactions, they, acting In collusion with the revolutionary general, Matos, en deavored to get rid of him. In confirmation of this statement he cited a letter written by the commander of the German warship Stosch. President Castro pointed out that the sovereignly of the nation had been safe guarded, and said: -1 now deliver my abdication In order that you, may proceed legally to call on him whs should take my place so that there may remain to no Venezuelan the slightest pretext for hostility to his country or lor connivance with foreigners who, without any ground save force, fell upon unfortu nate Venexuela, trampling under foot rea son and Justice to the detriment of clvlll .Xa.1l0a.arut right.. With hoa.l uplifted and with a tranquil conscience 1 return to that toll which honors and dignities. All the energies and possibilities of my life are at your service should It become necetsary to arise and defend our country against the attacks of the foreigners. All the glory I ask la to contemplite Venezuela becoming respected, prosperous and happy. Resignation la Quickly Refuaed. Tho president of congress then received President Castro's resignation and a com mission was Immediately appointed to draw up a reply. The news of the president's resignation created Intense excitement In political cir cles, but the city remained quiet. Later a night session of congress was held and a resolution adopted requesting the president to reconsider his resignation In view of the critical condition of the republic and a vote of confidence in his policy was passed unanimously. A com mittee was appointed to transmit this res olution to the president today. In view of the reasons for the resigna tion given In the presidential message it is believed. In political circles, that Senor Castro will withdraw his resignation. The delegation appointed by congress called today on the president and pre sented the resolution unanimously adopted refusing; to accept bis resignation and re questing him to reconsider his decision. President Castro, in reply, declined to change bis mind, but after being urged by personal friends, offered to present aaothcr message to congress on Thursday, to sug gest a solution to the situation. The French warship Troude has left La Guayra. Its departure Is taken to Indi cate that there 1 no reason to fear in ternal complications as a result of Presi dent Castro's resignation. London Is Astounded. LONDON, March 22. The news of Presi dent Castro's resignation came as a com plete surprise to people here, but London is deserted today by diplomats and the event ta little discussed. Until Saturday, President Castro's tenure of office was taken as a matter of course. In fact, the reported hitches in the negotia tions with the powers were privately at tributed to his endeavor to make another bid for popular favor. Some months ago the possible deposition of the Venezuelan president was discussed at the foreign office as a serious objection to making terms with Venezuela, with nothing but President Castro's signature as a guaranty, but since then officials were inclined to be. lieve that his position was well estab lished. G.rsissy Km pert Aaauraarra. BERLIN, March 22. The German govern ment had no warning of President Castro's retirement. The feeling in official quarters Is rather one of regret than otherwlze, be cause the resignation creates uncertainty regarding conditions that were understood during the unfinished negotiations at Washington. A declaration from his suc cessor that the terms of the settlement already reached will be fulfilled Is ex pected here. The official mind declines to consider the contingency that the payments under the protocols may be defaulted or the settle ment repudiated. On the contrary. It as aumes that the new Venezuelan executive will stand by President Castro's engage ments abroad. In order to have a free hand In quieting the Internal disorders. Pope Praia (or Prare. ROME, March 22. Coniiderable Impres sion was made here, especially at the for eign office, by tho news of President Cas tro's resignation, which Is regarded as a sign that tbo internal situation of Venezuela Is much worse than appeared from the new, whL'h bad been allowed to leave Venezuela. It is hoped that Prealdeut Castro's action will lead to the pacification of the country and the re-eatablishment of order. The belief prevails that bis disappearance auj (Continued en Second Page.) URUGUAY REVOLT IS ENDED I (iorrrnmrnt lana rrarr Part m HfbrU Threatening (oanlrr'i Stability. Ith MONTEVIDEO. Marrh 22. Peace was signed today betwer ty. the government of I'ruguay and the reb The revolution brr f March IS In the departments ofv ''' Mal donado. nnd thus taster. y ."he re bellion was brought abofkv 'it" " party who were dissatisfied W. president, Ordonez, who succeed. rYnt CucstnR, and with tha recent apl mcntn of departmental prefects. v The government while taking strong mil itary measures to suppress the revolt, also made certain proposals with a view to ar riving at a peaceful settlement. Four gov ernment delegates were sent to the disaf fected provinces to treat for peace and the president of Uruguay authorized them to make conciliatory propositions. They were instructed to inform Senor Saravla, the Instigator of the revolution, that, as the basis of an arrangement, the govern ment would agree to the appointment un der the direction of the nationalists, or white party, of new prefects in six depart ments. The uprising was not generally popular, although the rebels mustered 8,000 men, who had destroyed tho railway cut the tel egraph wires and were threatening to at tack Montevideo itself. It appears that the rebels have now ac cepted the conciliatory propositions made by the government. CORRAL ROBBERS IN BARN C anadian Officers Truck Rank Randlta Acroaa Fifteen Mllee of Country. HALIFAX. N. S., March 22. An armed posse of officers from Drldgetown today captured two men who are supposed to have blown open the safe in the Union bank at Granvlllo Ferry and secured $3,100 In cash. During last night tho officers tracked the burglars for fifteen miles and rounded them up in a barn. At daylight they were or dered to surrender, which they did with out showing fight. When searched the burg lars were found to be fully armed and equipped with safe-breaking tools and sticks of dynamite. Only $15 In cash was found on them. Papers wrapped around some small silver found In their posses sion bore figures made by the manager of the bank. PLAGUE HALTS ITS RAVAGES Mexico Almost Free of Dlaeaae and Tesaa Quarantine Re laxed. MAZATLAN, Mexico. March 22. There were no deaths from the plague and no new cases today. The plague has also beeu checked at Villa Union. LAREDO, Tex., March 22. As the num ber of plague cases in Mexico has greatly diminished, the authorities will hereafter permit people to leave and-enter this port after forty-eight hours' observation and careful disinfection. British Buy Mexican Flrma. MEXICO CITY, March 22. It Is reported that a Chicago syndicate, which has about completed a dal for the purchase of sev eral cigarette companies here, will pay over the money on the completion of the documents now being prepared. They are operating with Dritish capital. Cash Cauaca Cabinet Crlala. MADRID, March 22. Dissensions within the cabinet over the budget still threaten to cause a ministerial crisis. The war min ister demands an Increase of $3,000,000, of which $1,000,000 is for the army. Texas Railway Wages Ralaed. HOUSTON, Tex., March 22. The Houston & Texas Central today announced that trainmen and conductors will be given an Increase of VIVi and 15 per cent, beginning April 1. EoPrealdent Dies In Exile. MAZATLAN. Mexico, March 22. Carlos Ecta,. cx-presldent of the republic of Sal vadore, has died here In exile, poor and al most friendless. Governor Canedo paid the expenses of his burial. France Threatens China. SHANGHAI, March 22. It is reported that France has threatened to move French troops from Indo-China Into the Kwangsl province unless the Chinese government suppresses the disturbances. OPERATORS jCLAIM VICTORY Say Arbitrators' Award Practically Vindicates Coal Companies' Position. WILKESBARRE, Pa., March 22. An official of the largest coal corpora tion here said today the award was a prac tical vindication of the coal companies. The report and ho review of coal mining conditions would be of great ultimate good and peace and normal conditions would pre vail for the next three years at least. All the local company officials will put their clerks at work tomorrow to figure up the bonus coming to each employe under the award granting a 10 per cent increase on wages earned since November 1. The Lehigh Valley has in its employ 35. 000 men and a majority of them will re- celve from $25 to $."i0 each. The miners also made good wages since the s rlko ended and will profit by the award to the extent of from $10 to $00 each on per centage. The Susquehanna Coal company was the only corporation that was not represented before the commission, but has agreed to abide by the award. It will pay its em ployes the same rate and in the same man ner as all the other companies. SHAMOKIN. Pa.. March 22. Several coal operators have decided to add one-third of the back wages awarded the miners to their pay for the three weeks commencing March 3. MITCHELL MUM ON STRIKE Refuses to Dlarnsa Chances of Mlnera of Ylratala walklng Out. Hl'NTlNGTON. W. Vs.. March 22 It Is now believed that quite a number of co;i! operatcrs. as well as the miners of West Virginia and Virginia, will attend tomor row's Joint conference. The sessions of the I'nited Mine Worker may continue the greater part of the week. John Mitchell arrived tonight, but is re ticent concerning the question of a prob able strike la April. TURLEY KILLS A NEIGHBOR Emptiis Both Batreli of Shotgun Into Braaet of His Victim. SURRENDERS HIMSELF TO OFFICERS Trouble Arlaea Over lloaa and l.urlry Says Bliss Attacked Him with Pitchfork and He Shot In Self Defense. S HELTON, Neb., March 22. (Special Telegram.) Tim Turley shot and Instantly killed N. P. Bliss today. Both of the mm lived on farms threo and one-half miles north of Shelton, Turley having moved on the Barnhart farm Saturday and was to have charge of a lot of pigs which were left there by the owner of the place, James Barnhart. Neighbors report the stock had been going to other farmers' corn, piled on the ground, and waetlng much of !t. Today about noon Mr. Bliss went out Into his field, accompanied by his 14-year-old son, and they took a pitchfork along, and as the pigs were trespdsslng again two were killed. Turley, with his son, about 12 years old, took his shotgun and started across the field to the Bliss farm, wh h Is In Hall county, and where ,the pigs ere. By this time Mr. Bliss and son had started for their home, which was some forty rods distant, when Turley and son came near and Turley took one shot at Bliss, which missed him. When Bliss turned and said: "For God's sake, don't shoot again," and facing the man with the gun. Turley fired again, striking Bliss In the breast with the full charge from a distance of twenty-four feet. He then took the shells from his gun and dropped them at his feet and reloaded, when the Biles boy, seeing his father had been killed, began to cry, whereat Turley said: "You stop crying or you will get shot, too." Turley came at once to town and gave himself up to the marshal and was at once taken to Kearney. Bliss has been living in this section for a number of years and bears an excellent reputation. He leaves a wife and three children and Is a man in moderate circum stances. Turley is a poor man and has lived in this vicinity for a number of years and possessed a sort of roving dis position, but was always considered peace able. He has a family. The coroner of Hall county will hold an Inquest Monday. Broaght to Kearney Jail. KEARNEY, Neb., March 22. (Special Telegram.) William T. Turley was brought to this city by Marshal Oliver of Shelton this afternoon and placed In the Buffalo county Jail. Some time after noon today Turley lode up to Oliver's house and gave himself up. saying that he bad killed a man named Bliss on the tatter's farm, a short distance east of Shelton, In Hall county. Turley'a atory Is that he has been living on and. taking care of a farm adjoining Bliss' farm. This morning some of his hogs got out and got onto the other man' land. He went with his boy and another lad to look for them and discovered that Bliss had killed three of the animals. When he came upon Bliss a quarrel en sued and Turley says that Bliss came at him with a pitchfork. Turley bad a double barreled shotgun, and when Bliss was about twelve feet from him emptied both barrels, the loads taking effect in Bliss' breast. Turley did not examine the man to see if he was killed, but returned to his house, saddled a horse and rode to Shelton, where he gave himself up. He is a married man, about 50 years old, and has four children. He has lived In and about Shelton most of the time for nine teen years. Bliss was about 55 years old and was also married. The sheriff of Hall county is expected to arrive here for Turley Monday morning. NEWSPAPER PLANT BURNED Norfolk Preaa Suffera Entire Loaa and Much Other Property la Destroyed. NORFOLK. Neb., March 22. (Special Telegram.) The most disastrous fire Nor folk has had in recent years occurred this morning about 5 o'clock. Early-rising duck hunters discovered flames Issuing from the rear part of the basement of the Norfolk Press office. By the time the de partment could get out In force and get water the building was doomed. Hard work saved the adjoining buildings. The build ing was a two-story brick and Iron veneered building owned by G. A. Lulkart and P. F. Sprecher, occupied by C. E. Doughty on one side with gas fitting supplies and on the other by P. F. Precher with the Press newspaper plant. A part of the basement was occupied by the Nebraska Telephone company a a storeroom The building and its contents were a total loss. Dr. Maooruber's office building ad Joining waa badly damaged, as were the buildings , of L. M. Gaylord and Dr. Hagey. The total Iobs la about as follows: Sprecher & Lulkart, building, $5,000; in surance, $1,700. Sprecher stock, $3,000; Insurance, $2,000. Nebraska Telephone company, $1,200; In surance not known. Dr. Hagey, $1,000 to building and furni ture; fully Insured. Dr. Macomber, $400; no Insurance. C. E. Doughty, $300; no Insurance. L. M. Gaylord, $250; no Insurance. The buildings of I. M. May and Isaac Powers across- the street were on fire sev eral times, but were saved with little dam age. Occuring at the time It did, the ori gin of the fire is a mystery, as there had been no fire in the basement at all Satur- j day and none on the other floors after o'clock In the evening. SHELTON. Neb.. March 22. (Special Telegram.) The most disastrous fire which I has ever visited Shelton started In the room occupied by the poBtoffire, the Shelton Clipper and J. E. Waple' Jewelry store at 5:30 Jhls afternoon, and by great rfferts was confined to this one room. There Is no fire protection In the town and only the bucket brigade was available. Every thing in the building was consumed, in cluding postal records, presses and type and the Jewelry stock. Nothing is known as to how the fire started. For a time It was thought the whole half of the town would burn and hundreds of dollars worth of goods were ruined by removal to the muddy streets. The burned building was owned by George Meisner and will be re built at once. The stock of goods was partly insured. Damaaje by llluh Water. WEST POINT. Neb.. March 22. (Special.) During the high water of last week tha Elkborn river rut an entirely new channel west of the remains of the dun. leaving the old dam high and dry. This caused much damage to the milling company. It will necessitate changing the current of (Coutlausd oa Fifth Pf) PAINT BRIGHT RED STREAK I ndlana. Meat Strive Co w n , Elude Posse, Clean Out To hut Are Captured Asleep. CRAWFORDSVILLE. Ind.. March 22. Rert and Jesse Hills, section men on the Vandalla railroad. In attempting to clean out Browns Valley last night, first attacked the station agent, Arthur Jordan, who shot one of them with a revolver. They resented his action and went to town to get re volvers for themselves. James Patton refused to sell them any and they picked up scale-weights and hurled them at him and his customers. Sev eral people were knocked down, but nude their escape, leaving the Hills In possession of the store. A :iosc was formed and the Hills, took refuge In Dr. Williams' office, which they barricaded, and thus success fully resisted the attacks made upon them. During the night they escaped, p'though the pome built a bonfire and ramped out side. The entire town started in pursuit and after a thirty-mile cross-country chase captured the flying couple. The fugitives circled toward the "Shades of Death," and managed to elude 100 dep uties and horse thief detectives who were In pursuit. Twice the posse caught eight of them, but both times they escaped, once by seizing a handcar and running It down the Vandalla track several miles, and the second time by catching horses In an open field nnd riding them without bridles or saddles. The rapture was at length effected In a wild r, vine on Sugar creek by Scott Steele, a Crawfordsvllle policeman, single-handed and alone. His attention was drawn to the smoke of their campQre and creeping up he caught the desperadoes, worn out with their long chase and fast asleep. They made a Bhow of fight, but weakened when a bullet from his revolver pierced Jeese'a cap. They were chained together and marched at the point of a gun five miles, and then turned over to the sheriff. Bert Hills, tho leader, Is suffering se verely from a bullet in the shoulder re ceived when the hostilities opened at Browns Valley. FUGITIVE CAR MAIMS MANY Ruahea Down Steep Hill and la Derailed at Sharp Curve. EAST LIVERPOOL, O., March 22. A street car on the new Pleasant Heights line ran away tonight on a steep hill, struck a sharp curve and overturned, land ing thirty feet away. There were fifteen persons on the car and all were injured, some seriously. The wreck was bo com plete that the car had to be chopped with an axe before all the passengers could be extricated. The most seriously injured: Joseph McGIU, right shoulder broken, hurt Internally; may die. Sarah Sailing, Internally Injured and ter ribly bruised. G. W. Toland, motorman, injured inter nally and badly bruised. Charles Johnston, crushed and cut. Eva Johnson, brA"d about the head and limbs. Benjamin Jones, body crushed and inter nally injured. Lucinda Hyder, back wrenched and shoul ders crushed. John Hyder, crushed, bruised and inter nally Injured. Ralph Alcoy, seriously Injured. John Hall, crushed and limbs bruised. Lotta Simmons, limbs bruised and inter nally hurt. Herbert Smith, arms and body badly lac erated. Effice Nisson, gash In the head and nu merous bruises. ROCKS HIDE FIRING STRIKERS Colorado Olitcers Shot from Ambush War with Fonr In known, COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 22. Five shots fired early this morning by unidentified persons, from a ridge- of rock west of the Standard mill, resulted In a fight between deputy sheriffs and four strikers, in which Robert Delong, a picket for the strikers, was severely injured by being Btruck on the head with a revolver. Delong and O. Beatty, another picket, were arrested, charged with disturbance. Merchants of Colorado City went on their bond of $250 each, and they were released. Both declared they fired no shots and tho fight occurred while the deputies wero searching them for weapons. Sherman Bell arrived today from Denver to investigate the trouble and look Into the bituution at Colorado City. Trainmen on the roads entering Colorado City are taking up the question of hand ling ore still being shipped to the Stand- I ard mil1' A m "etln of itchmen was held today, at which the switching of the alleged unfair ore was discussed. No action was announced. WIDOW FINDS NEW FIELD PLAY Recently Discovered Poath unions Work 'Will Be Produced In New York. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 22. The arrival in this city of Eugene Field, Jr., and Frederick Comstock Field, sons of the poet, has caused the announcement that a comic opera from the pen of Eugene Field will be given In New York next fall. The production of the "Buccaneers; or, the Be gum of Plura," In three nets, has been ar ranged for and the music is beiug written by a well kuown composer of light operas. The manuscript, which bad been forgot ten, lay burled among a file of old papers pertaining to Field's connection with the Denver Tribune, until It was accidentally stumbled upon by the poet's widow. RESIGNS PORTO RICAN POST Insular Attorney tieneral Cnuiea to Mainland In Order to tilve Ip Office, NEW YORK. March 22 James 8. Harlan, attorney general of Porto Rico, arrived to day on his way to Washington to see the president and offer his resignation. Private j business of an urgent nature requires bis attention at this time. Queen I. II l.rates WashlnKtnn. WASHINGTON. March 22 Former Queen Liluokalunl of Hawaii, who has been in Washington during the winter lobbying n support of her claim for the crown land of which she was depiived when the Island waa annexed to tbo I'nited States, haa left here for San Francisco, en route to Hono lulu. She was accompanied by two of her retainers, who caoie to Washington Uh her. SAMl'LEBRICROF BR0ATCU1SM Police 01 nb Discriminatas in Picking Its Saloon Victims, TWELVE PLACES SHUT-ALL OTHERS RUN Police Force Projected Into Politics to Line I'p Liquor Men for Hroateh Brand of Can dldatea. Like the states of Kansas and Iowa, Omaha was In dry spots Sunday, the spots being those saloons which were placed un der the ban of the fire and police commis sioners, following the threat of John N. Westberg in the Sixth ward Friday night, when he foretold the closing of a number of the saloons selling the product of tho Mett Brewing company. The twelve saloons placed under the strict enforcement of the Slocum law wc-e located In all parts of the city, from Sheeley to Twenty-fourth and Burdette streets and from Sixth and Pierre to Twenty-seventh and Leavenworth streets, so that each section of the city was given a demonstration of the power of the police club In tho hands of the Broatch machine. The order of the police board was strictly enforced by policemen, who bad received specific instructions and who during the earlier hours of the day made special effort to watch the designated houses. The saloon of John Dahuike at 512 South Sixteenth street was locked tight and the screens removed. A nearby saloon, how ever, at 513 South Sixteenth street had its back door open and was doing its usual Sunday business. Petersen's saloon at 2705 Leavenworth street was closed with the windows bare. Another saloon, near Twenty-seventh and Leavenworth, was doing a can-rushing busi ness through the back door. Koenlgsbrugge'e saloon at Twenty-fourth and Leavenworth had all screens down and the door locked, but relief business was carried on at the saloon on the northwest corner of the same streets. John Hroch's saloon in Meti hall on South Thirteenth street was closed and clear for public Inspection, so far as the. bar was concerned. A competitor's saloon, a few doors north on the opposite Bide of the street, for a while operated through the front door until the policeman sta tioned in front of Hroch's place told them to welcome their patrons at the rear en trance. C. G. Loftman's doors, at Fourteenth and Howard street, were locked, but a string of people passing through the rear door of his neighbor's "old corner" testified to the continuous operations of that house. A. M. Back, at Sixth and Pierce streets, was locked and exposed, but a saloon a few doors north was undisturbed In Its business. One corner only of Twenty-fourth and Cuming streets offered refreshments to the thirsty, for Jacobson'a place was locked, while the Willow Springs resort on the corner of the same streets was receiving callers through the rear door. Peter Knudson, at Twenty-fourth and Caldwell streets, was locked -and exposed, while the life saving station, a few doors farther north was in full Sunday, opera tions. George M. Stafford was closed at Thir teenth and Douglas streets, a new padlock having been Becured for the purpose, but nothing Interfered with .securing refresh ments at the hotel bar on the opposite cor ner and a half dozen other saloons within a stone's throw. Llnd's saloon, at Twenty-fourth and Bur dette streets, was closed and the windows clear. At Twenty-fourth and Lake streets, there was no change In the former Sunday business arrangements. Sloup & Kruml were locked tight at Fourteenth and William streets, but one block east the bar was dispensing drinks as usual. August Krakowske. at 2506 Walnut street, was closed, but a saloon within a block was in full swing of Sunday business through the lack door. While the twelve saloons were out of business other thirst-relieving resorts were running open as usual, and the proscribed saloonists had the experience of seeing their customers led Into the doors of com petitors under the discriminating Instruc tions of the Broatch Beard of Fire and Po. lice Commissioners. JEROME SCORES CARNEGIE Says Workmen Would Rather See Homeatend Men Better Paid Than Have 1,1 bra r lea. NEW YORK. March 22. District Attor ney Jerome today addressed the Central Federated union. Rumor has been busy for some weeks that If Mr. Jerome ventured to address the body he might expect rough treatment, but nothing of the kind oc curred. Of the multiplicity of the pro jected libraries be said: It ia well enough to give public libraries and such things in the wav nf gratuity, but when a man has stood behind a lathe for ten hours he does not want to read class ical literature In a public library. He would rather that some of the money had been left In the pockets of the men at Homestead rather than to have had It taken to found public libraries in the city of New York. Of the disputes between capital and labor Mr. Jerome said: You are not 10 per rent, you men of or ganised labor, of the men of the I'nitel States. If you think the other 90 tier cent States. If you think the other 90 per cent are going to stand fur violence you nils- reart them. 1 ney won t nave It. I tnRe It that no man today Is more respected than Jnhn Mitchell, and yet there were n stronger words than his uttered against physical Violence. KEEP GIRLS FROM PARADISE Illi'da on to Faster Bonnrta Declared Destroy Heavenly Chances. BOSTON. March 22. Prof. Dallas L. Sharp of Boston university, as preacher at the First Methodist church tonight, said: No woman who wears a seagull or a song bird In her hat can ever get to heaven. If you need an Easter bonnet get It. Wear It to church. It Is an honor to (iod and a benediction to the soul to have and ee Faster bonnets, tiet the hennets, however, without robbing and killing. FIERY FURNACE CREMATES Steel Works Fireman - Fnualfed Flamea Which Pour Down I pon Him. In Pl'EHLO. Colo., March 22. Herman A. Mowbry, foren:an of a department at the steel aorks. was burned to death today by a torrent of flame and redho, cinders that gushed out upon him fmm a blast furnace. His clothing waa burned from bis body and ha Inhaled tha nary gas. CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Knreenst for Nebraska Snow or Rain in Snuth, Fair in North Portion Monday; Tuesday Fair and Warmer. Temperature at Omaha Wsterdayi Hour. Desr. Hour. ' Dee,. R a. m .lit 1 p. m ,' a. m ni a p. m :: Ta. m 3t a i. m 3 H a. m .11 4 p. m a a. m a n p. m si 10 a. m...... :t l p. m ill 11 aw m .11 7 p. m 31 lil m at s p, in at 9 p. m Hit HEAVY SNOW AT St7 JOSEPH Missouri City Garmented In Deepest white Mantle of the Seaaon. ST. JOSEPH. Mo., March 22 The heav iest snowstorm of the year set In at 5 this afternoon and an hour later railway tram; was greatly impeded. Tonight tele graph and telephone wires are only par tially In operation. The flakes are the largest ever seen here. and while much of the initial fall melted rapidly, the temperature fell slowly till the blanket of white soon covered the north ern part of the city to a depth of from six to twelve Inches. KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 22. Follow lng a drop In the temperature, which began at noon today, one of the heaviest snow storms of the year Is In progress tonight. The fall of snow has been steady for houra, but It has melted rapidly and here it Is qot more than an Inch deep on the level. The storm Is accompanied by a stilt north wind and is general over northern Mis souri and Kansas. At Junction City, Kan., the snow Is six inches deep, while Abilene, Emporia, Atchison and other Kansas points report a fall of from two to four Inches. PRAISES RAILWAY MAGNATES Attorney Hlchey Telia the Philosoph ical Society They Deserve More Gratitude. Isadore Ziegler, who was to have read a paper on "Railroad Mergers" before the Philosophical society, was not In the city yesterday. The paper, therefore, was read by A. S. Rlchey. It was entirely historical In character and detailed at length the recent and early consolidations of railway propert y. Mr. Rlchey in conclusion said: "When I think of the efforts to develop this great country of ours from the time of the early Jesuits and trappers to the present day, and consider the part that the railroads have had in it, the least I can say of the builders is that they were men of brains and genius. Whatever else these great railroad constructors have done they have made the west possible, and I think such men as Hill are entitled to far more credit and praise than they usually get. I be lieve the lines of railway stretching from coast to coast have done more toward realizing the brotherhood of man than oil the anarchists that ever came to Pater son, N. J." WIDOW SUES FORMER 0MAHAN Breach of Promise Case Resin a In St. Lonle Court Aaralnst S. A. Huntoon. S. A. Huntoon, formerly of Omaha, but now located at St. Louis as the purchasing agent of the Pacific Express company, has been sued by Frances M. Peters for $10, 000 for breach of promise to marry. The attorney for the plaintiff refused to dis cuss the case with a St. Loula reporter or to give the address of his client, on the ground that she wished to avoid all pub licity. All the attorney would say was that his client was a young widow. Mr. Huntoon, who is a son of Captain Huntoon who died a week ago at Verdigris, Neb., is well and favorably known In this city, where he resided for thirty years as local agent of the express company. He left here in January. 1900, for St. LouIb, He was married at the time of leaving Omaha, but Mrs. Huntoon died about a year ago. He has a son grown, is about 67 years old and has two sisters living at Twenty-ninth and Mason streets. DEMAND REDRESS FROM SWIFT Packlna; Trades Council Declarea Sheep Butchera Muat Have Grlevancea Righted. CHICAGO, March 22. At a meeting of the Chicago Packing Trades council to night the grievances of sheep butchers In the Boston end Buffalo plants of Swift and Company were considered and action taken which may Involve other plants of the compary. Michael Donnelly, president of the coun cil, reported that he had investigated the grievances of the Boston and Buffalo butchers, and on his recommendation the council voted to demand an adjustment of the differences In those cities. BANDITS SLAY IDAHO MAN Two Ulan wa men Take Traveler 1 nawarea. Leaving; Him Dead on Road. IDAHO FALLS. Idaho, March 22. Joe S. Brown was shot and killed by an unidenti fied highwayman a few minutes after mid night. Brown was on his way to the statl.m when one man approached him In front and another In the rear. In an instant the man in front fired, the bullet piercing Brown's abdomen. MORPHINE FIEND SUCCUMBS Trial Man la Found Dad In lied with Drus Bralde Illm. WARSAW. Ind.. March 22. William S. Watson of San Antonio, Tex., was found dead in bed at the White House hotel. A bottle partly full of morphine was In his room, but the police do not think buI cide was Intended. Movements of Ocean essela March 'i'i. At New York Arrived: Ftrurla. from Liverpool and cuieenstow n ; Pretoria, from Hamburg, li'.ulorie and iivmnuth. At The Llxard-Pas Hcd : Rotterdam, from Rotterdam and HmiloKiie Kur Mer, for New York. At Naples Arrived: New Kngland, from Alexandria and tjenoa, fir Boston; Van couver, from tfnston. ror ticnoa Al l ,1 I r, A r : I v.'fl li-tn.-..HS V rt.H.i l.iilse," from New York via Kcrmmla. for Mi-fltterrenean .( rt, on iruUe. j . j , .V. n s It. a in I lia 1 1 fa x v i a iiuvl1 1 e ! 1'mbrla. fn.m New York. At Movllle flailed: Columbia, from tllas gow. for New Yoik. At Qjeensiowii Balled: Campania, from Liverpool, for New York. TIME GETTING SHORT Onlj Nine Mora Dayi for Which the Lcgi i laturt Can Draw Fay. MUCH IMPORTANT WORK STILL PENDING Principal Appropriations as Yet Unacted on by the Lower House. SENATE STARTS IN ON REVENUE MEASUPE Committee Commences to Look Into Stuefer Bond Deal MEMBERS LAUGH AT EXPENSE OF ROUSE Hall of Rurt Makes ome Canatle Comment on the lillbert Primary Flection Rill Lealalatlve . f.osslu. (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, March 22. (Special.) The house and senate start out tomorrow on the last fortnight of the session. Nino nays of tho sixty allowed by law for tho session are left. They will be the busiest days, too, if half the work pending is ac complished. One hundred and ninety-five bills are on the general file In the houso and about 100 In the senate. Among these are the bills for constitutional amend ments, appropriation bills and three re apportionment bills. The revenue bill la yet to be finally acted on in the senate, where it has passed Its second reading. Despite tho general Impression that tho revenue bill will pass tho senate without amendment, there Is a Btrong indication and a strong feeling that It may undergo a change or two. At least It Is believed persistent efforts will be mado to effect a few modifications in it. The franchise corporations and the Insurance lobbyists, as Is known, are nursing disappointments over this measure and will amend It In tha senate If possible. It Is a notable fact that both these lobblea have been unceasing In their efforts to mold the hill to suit their interests and were bitterly disappointed when It went through tho house aa it did. A prominent representative said on this point today: "The plan of the street railway and In surance companies is to tack on their amendments to the revenue bill In tho sen ate. The street railway people Intend making the struggle of their lives to have their Interests placed under that section which provides for taxing the gross earn ings of corporations, aside from their tangiblo property, as friu.chlsen, which provision Is made for telegraph, telephone and express companies. Twice vere they thrown down by the house In this under taking, hut ihey have not given up, and those who are opposed to this proposition may well keep cn their guard." Railroads Want Speed. One thing that Is bothering the street railway magnates is whether they can satisfy the railroad faction"- aa Ho their ., ability to open up the revenue bill, for amendment without Jeopardizing Ita safety against other amendments and delay, which might ultimately cause Us defeat. Tha lallroads have decided on a rapid-transit gait for the bill and will hurry It through the senate unless they can be thoroughly satisfied that a little time exposure will not prove fatal to their negative. Thia scheme became apparent when the houso passed the bill at 6 o'clock Friday evening, and the senate that leisurely body con vened Friday night to have the bill read for the first time and again Saturday morning for its second reading. It la worth while observing, too, that but forty min utes were consumed in the first reading and that the senate adjourned as soon aa this was done. As a matter of fact, by the most fluent and rapid reading, the house clerk was never able to get through the . bill In less than an hour and a half. Investigate Btuefer. The house committee appointed to In vestigate the official act of ex-Treasurer Stuefer in the purchase of the Burt county . bonds Is expected to hold its first meet ing tomorrow mornlngi It has subpoenaed several persons to testify before it. Stuefer Is expected to appear. This action was precipitated by Representative Sears, vho as chairman of the bouse claims com mittee refused to vote to allow the bill of Mr. Stuefer for $3,000 for payment of the premium on his official bond for the last year of his term. Sears' position Is that it should first be demonstrated that Stuefer did not realize this f. mount off this bond transaction before the legislature allows this bill. Stuefer clalmB to have paid $,noo for his bond for two years, while the present treasurer Is quoted as saying that Ms rost him $3,000 for the blennlum and Meserve, Sluefer's predecessor only presented a bill for $2,000 for bis bond for the two years. There Is a Try general and persistent demand for a thorough Inves (gallon Into this affair, as there was regarding tha In vestigation of the Bartley case, which was gone over In a sort of perfunctory way by a house committee. It is the current opin ion that some Interesting testimony can be adduced in the Stuefer case, as could have been adduced in the Bartley case, and the committee will be urged by parties who rre Interested In fair play and an entire settling up of this complication, to mako an honest effort to get at the facts, so that the state will know Just where it stands and whete Mr. Stuefer stands In this matter. legislative (ioaaln. Rouse of Hall waa rres-iding over tha committee of the whole one night last week when the revenue hill was under con sideration. A member had Just concluded a very forcible speech on a certain sec tion of tho bill, ahen Mangold of Douglas county, who was sitting In a poorly lighted part of the hall, addressed the chairman, saying: "Mr. Chairman, 1 would like to have more light on this matter." House, thinking Mangold had reference to the deficient Illumination, called out to tho Janitor: "jo over there and turn on the re mainder of those lights, so the gentleman cau see, please." A roar of laughter went up f'oni the gal lery and floor In which everybody seemed to Join, except House, Mangold and tha Janitor. Route, v. ho as perfectly uncon scious of the Joke ho had perpetrated, be gan poutidii,g on the pe,k r's desk with his big Ravel for order; Mangold was too confused to say a word; he didn't know whether to get mad or amused, and tbo Janitor, evidently perplexed, stalked, In si. j tatlngly, over to that part f the spacious i ba aud turned on the lights, which shed brilliant radiance upon the blushing countenance of the member from Douglas, which as by this time as luminous as tho lights themselves. When tho cnau had under considers- 77