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VOL. .L -NO. 2.J4.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, MAKCll 18, 1011 TWENTY PAUKK.
SINGLE CUl'Y TWO CENTS.
Leaden at El Paso Insist Any Over
ture fcr Peace Must Come
LIMANTOUR'S EFFORT FRUITLESS
Courier Dispatched to Inform Madero
Must Not Disarm
LAND FOR SALE ON WALL STREET
Mast Itellre from the PreslHrncy
and Another F.lertloa
EL PASO, Man h 17 I Hspite assurances
that Benor I.lmanlour, Mexican minister
of finance, lias started plana for tlln ter
mination of the Mexican revolution, the
evolutionary lendeis here today declared
that the fighting will continue
"There will be no pause in hostilities, '
said Hcnor Gonzales Garza, insurrecto sec
rotary of mate. 'With the threat of the
Mexican government hanging over us that
we will be ahot without a trial, our fight
fur liberty and for the setting up perma
nently of (hu Madero government will con
tinue. No overture for peace will be con
sidered officially by us until It has coma
from Mexico t'lty. In must come with a
promise that Diss will retire on the ground
that his election wan not regular."
Notwithstanding the assertion the re
port of Uinantour a exertion in behalf of
peace haa created a profound Impression
In the Insurgent ranks. 11 la known that a
i ourrier haa already been dispatched to
tha field to Inform Francesco 1. Madero,
the revolutionary president of the latest
phase. Madero has already been made
acquainted with the preliminaries. It Is
said no negotiation will be undertaken
without hia approval of the tertna for
armistice, 't he terms must be such that it
peace plans tall the Insurrectos will not
have lost any atrength by the effort. Two
hundred rounds of amuultlon, a rifle, horse,
blanket, and rations consisting of fresh
meat, beans, com cakes and "cinnamon
coffee'" form overage equipment of the
6,1X0 Inaurrectoa now In the Held, according
to the reports to the junta.
Madero tcblii l.luian tour.
NKW YORK, Marcti 17. The Madero
family here la watching the progress of
Josa Yves Umantour toward tiie Mexican
frontier with the greatest anxiety. When
tly saw dispatches today relating that
the insurrectos purposed to burn Hie rail
way bridges south of teredo, tnus cutting
Minister Umanlour's route to Mexico City,
they abowcd grave concern.
"That would be a mistake," aaid Gustavo
Madero. "Lliiiantour Is a pi actu al man
auid the country neds him. tie ought not
to be kept out."
As showing the attitude of the Maderos
It, ward peace negotiations It became known
today that Gustavo recently visited Wall
street with an otter to sell putt of the
large family holdings of land, but shortly
before L.lmaiitour lett changed his mind
and withdraw the commission. ,
Krerolts Heat-bin San Antonio.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., March 17. Re
cruits for all the oi gimlxations at the man
euver camp continued to arrive today and
Joined the other "rookleB" In drill. Seven
hundred new members of the Eleventh
cavalry Were "clawing leather" under the
relentless sergeants. The camp la fully
SAN ANTONIO. Tex., March 17. Gen
eral ordera were Issued today to govern tha
Gun practice for the recruits, practice
marches b regiment, brigade, and ulti
mately, by division.
Thera are filty cases of aicknosa among
the recruits, Including one of smallpox.
There la no alarm fell over this, as the
case Is Isolated.
Amerl.-an Prisoners Are Safe.
WASHINGTON, March 17. .Mexican cill
ana held as prisoners of war by the Mexi
can authorities at Casas Grandes. who have
been reported In danger of execution, and
Usury W hittle, who was arrested at Cludad
Furflrlo Dlas yesterday, are safe and aa
ured of fair treatment, according to tele
graphlo advices received by the State de
partment today from American consular
offleea la Mexico.
T,. k inn notice of reports of Americana
Imprisoned at Casaa Grandee for alleged
connection With the revolution, would be
put to death, tha State department In
structed the American consul at Juarei
to Investigate. Today the consul telegraphed
the department that General Navarro, com
mander at the federal forcea at t'asaa
Orandes had assured him that the prisoners
would receive every consideration.
Three Thousand Mllltla Officers.
WASHINGTON. March 17 In the con
teat among the mllltla of the states and
territories for service with the regular
army In the south, leunsylvanla with i?i
acceptances oi Hie war department's In
vitation todaj oicupics first place.
Tha total nuinoer of acceptancea received
by the dcpai uncut today i cached 3. JJ7.
The addlllona since jeslcrday were forty
three more ol'i'heia ec. -opting from Iowa,
bringing that stale's yuotu to IM ami four
teen additional li uin . Pennsj h aula. The
War department at. II avva.ia n-Mom.l from
the District l i oluiubia, Kctitui ky and
KF.Bl',1.1 MAIlHIt AUKU l MOl Kj
tall rarer Moldlne UK Federal,
Troops at 1 "If.
BAN DIKGO. Cul.. Maun it. - Urn-hated
in adobe Iiuuk h the Utile luit ilel of
Te ate, nine Ins.ii re, to.i aie Urns bom
barded today by a tone of .Mexican
soldiers which attacked tt,e pia at day
light. The soldiers coii.pr sa Company I',
bighth Mexican Infantry, which marched
from F-nscnada. presumably for Tijuana.
Guided by Jose Muiales. who w aa run out
of Tecate by the i chela Us: week, they
surrounded Tecale rally today and opened
flic on the housa and the tela I camp.
Two rebel guards fell at the first file.
TU leliels under the leadership of Ilcdil
gucx. attempted to scape and ll-Klr'gues
wtih fourteen others managed to break
through the cordon. Two Meklt an soldiers
were killed In this sortie.
Nine uisui rectos, unable to ret way, bar
ricaded Hum.-elves In t lie houses In Toiate.
and ale fighting to the death with tha fed-
lala. The latter numlor highly men. 1 h.
have loot lo killed and six wouudsd.
The tebels uunibered thnty one men when
auipitsed. Two weie killed and five
laUftvie4 Second T a-)
Six Hundred Forty
Coal Claims Affected
Government Preparing to Cancel
Titles to Hundred and Two Thou
sand Acres in Alaska.
WASHINGTON, March 17. Out of the
thousand-odd coal locations In Alaska,
which the government through the gen
eral land office Is Investigating for fraud,
40, covering more than lOl'.OO acres are
Involved directly or Indirectly In the In
dictments so far returned by grand Juries
In Spokane, Taooma, Detroit and Chicago.
Although the Halllnger-Flnchot contro
versy halted the work on these claims, the
Investigations were resumed last June.
The result so far has been the Indictment
of the participants In the Dunn. Doughton,
I Stracey, Christopher, Simtnonds. Detroit
and Watson or Frost groups of claims.
In view of the fact that evidence suffi
cient to assure Indictments against ths par
ticipants In the various groups has been
obtained by the government. It would In
dicate that the evidence la such as to de-
mand a showing on the part of the plot
ters which their claims should not be can
celled. Thla showing probably soon will
be called for Cases which are strong
enough to bring about cancellations have
heen prepared against 640 locations.
Investigations also are being made Into
the validity of other Alaskan coal claims,
but what groups are Involved has not been
CHICAGO. March 17. George M. Seward,
receiver for A. C. Cook & Co., who with
eight others, were Indicted yesterday on
charges of conspiring to defraud the gov
ernment out of J10.OnO.OUO worth of mineral
lands In Alaska, today furnished a 15,000
bond for his appearance In court.
I'lerre G. Uach, secretary and treasurer
of the Frost company, advised the court he
would furnish bond later In the day, George
A. Uall of Muncle. ind.. announced he
would furnish bond Monday.
Of the other defendants, the principal
one. Mr. f rost. Is in Kurope and two
others are In Canada. The question of ex
tradition Is being looked Into by govern
Two Million Irish
Born, Persons Live
in United States
Immigration from Emerald Isle Has
Been Uniformly Steady for the
WASHINGTON. March 17. Two million,
In round numbers, is the approximate
Irish-born population i at present living' In
the United States. While these are not
the official figures of the thirteenth c&n
sua, It Is a close estimate, based on the
1000 census and the Immigration and emi
gration of . Irish-horn .Immigrants during
the ten years following. ' ,
Tabulation of tha figures of the 1910
census had not progressed far enough to
permit the director of the census to give
today the number of Uriah -lit the' country j
and it may be three months before the
statistics are ready.
, There were 1.61U.449 Irish-born In the
United states In 1!KJ. They were located
In every state of the union. New York had
the most, there being 425,K3 In the Empire
State; Massach jsetts came second, with
21,lfi; Pennsylvania third, with 206.909; Il
linois fourth, with lU.uiiu, and New Jersey
fifth, with 94.844.
Immigration from Ireland for the last
ten yeais has been unlfi rmly steady,
averaging about 37,uu yearly, From June
30, 1KII9, to January of thla year 427.741
Irish Immigrants entered the L'nlted States
During that lime there were many non
Immigrant Irish both entering and leaving
the United States. J
The population of Ireland 'estimated for
UMK was 4.74, lis. A census of Ireland will
be taken April 1 of this year.
IRON ORE SUPPLY WILL BE
LXHAUSTED IN THIRTY YEARS
Director t uahiuau Maya Deposits la
I nlted States Will Soon He
PHILADELPHIA, March IT. Speaking on
ths subject of tho conservation of Iron,
Dr. Alertun S. t'ushman, director of the
bureau of industrial research at Washing
ton, declared at the Franklin Institute
last night that at the present rate of pro
duction, the Iron supply of the l'nlted
States will be exhausted In thirty years.
"If the average rata of Increase by de
cades aliould be continued, he said, "it
would require the production in the next
three decaues of e.uss.vuu.OuO tons of ore.
But the ore supply now available In the
l'nlted States Is estimated at 4.788.Oi0.u0o
tons, which Is only 78 per cent of the
amount needed on this assumption It U
evident, therefore that the present average
rale of Increase In production of high grade
ores cannot continue even for the thirty
R. E. COBURN IS NOT GUILTY
4,r In Federal toart t leare tar
roll, Iowa, Banker ot
The Jury on the case of R. E. Coburn.
former cashier ot the First National hank
of Carroll, la . who was charged with
mal.lli).' false entries In the banks books
mid muking false reports to the comptroller
of the currency brought In a verdict of not
trullty yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The case has been on trial In JudKe M -i'herson's
court for three dsvs. .Judge
Macomb of Omaha appeui-cd for the defendant.
Wears Same Green Necktie
St. Patrick's Day tor 29 Years
It Thomas tlariintftun an attache of
the Health department, showed Hie way
for all ciebi aiili, of M i'airiek a day at
tin ."tv l.u I
i.ai.iut ti n r Mi tel at his devk, wear-
' i. . ..eu lit, kHe, likh he dei lares he
litf '' ji 11 cciy r-i. latilck s day fur the
at-, tun tv -nine )uu lie tie a little
lraei and I nut aa fcllininer. e It uted
to l. ru.i tt bct v es the pai puae.
Ilai i inm'ni m.. that he is g lug to
Kick to the lie until tl won't wuik any
inoi . lie lias were It on a, ate occasions,
haa marched tn numberleee parades, wear
Uuj ths He. tad Is lolog u add Motber U
WOMEN FOR GEMS
Mrs. Joseph Hull and Daughter
Savannah, Ga., Required to Dis
robe by Customs Inspectors.
"TIP" TURNS OUT TO BE WRONG
Attempt to Find Diamond Necklace
Causes Much Indignation.
CHARGES OF UNDERVALUATION
Entire Family Insists Declarations
Are Made in Good Faith.
THREATEN COURT PROCEEDINGS
Rank President and Railway !)!
reetnr on Pier Son Sara Wireless
Warning- la Sent to Peeler
NEW TOR K. March 17.-The wife and a
daughter of Joseph Hall of Savannah, Ga.,
one of the wealthiest and most Influential
men In the south, were required to disrobe
In their stateroom aboard the steamship
Lusltanla, while a customs Inspector, act
ing on a mysterious tip, subsequently found
to he false, made a search for a diamond
ncrklace thought to have heen purchased
abroad. The search proving futile, Mrs.
Hull and Miss Hull were allowed to pro
ceed to their hotel where another daugh
ter, Miss Nina Hull, convalescing from an
attack of typhoid fever had preceeded
them without having been subjected to
The necklace rumor dismissed, customs
Inspectors scrutinized the family baggage,
and charging under valuation In the case
of Mrs. Hull and the daughter, Eliza I...
seized the articles in question.
Mother and daughter maintained they
had acted In good faith, but their explana
tions were not considered satisfactory to
Collector Loeb and the articles were seized.
They consist entirely of wearing apparel
and will be held until "the home value,"
that Is, the foreign cost plus duty Is paid.
Father and Son IndtKnant.
Joseph Hull was on the pier to greet his
wife and daughter as was a son, Daniel, a
cotton broker here. All were indignant
at the proceedings and threaten to carry
the matter to the courts if necessary.
"We were made to take off even jur
stockings," said Mrs. Hull.
"Kvery Inch of our clothing was searched
and even our hair did not escape. I consider
this treatment an outrage and I had no
Idea such a thing could happen on Amer
It was explained for the family that the
report concerning the necklace had prob
ably coma from Savannah, where "there
was Jealousy" over the fact that tha Hulls
were fortunate enough to enjoy foreign
luxuries and finery. As to the underval
uation charge Daniel Hull said:
"My. sister Kllia was ths only one of
the three, who had previously been abroad,
so yesterday my father sent a wireless
warning to mother and the (Iris to be very
cautious and particular In making their
declarations. Aa to tha alleged under
valuation, the total can be no more than
S160 and that waa dua to the Ignorance of
my mother and sisters and waa done with
no malicious. Intent.
"My sister Eliza. had a diamond necklace
which she purchased five years ago In
Savannah. A customs Inspector there heard
of this and got the mistaken impression
that she bought the trinket In Paris and
was bringing It with her on this trip. Of
course she haa no such Jewels."
Joseph Hull came from Savannah to
meet hla wife and daughters. He is presi
dent of the Merchants' National bank of
that city, chairman of tha board of direct
ors of the Savannah Trust company, a
director of the Central Railroad of Geor
gia and president of the Prairie Pebble
Meeting at London Heartily Approves
Recent Utterances of Chief Execu
tive of United States.
IONDON, March 17. The International
Arbitration league at its meeting today
sang paeans In praise of President Taft's
suggestion for an unqualified Anglo-American
arbitration treaty and Sir Edward
Grey's speech In support of the same.
Lord Chancellor Loreburn, who presided,
declared that when a man who held an
office such as the presidency of the United
States said what President Taft had said,
he raised the hopes of all mankind.
FARMER KICKED TO DEATH BY
HORSE WHILE HIDING MONEY
C W. tot of Prlaeetoa, III., Victim
of I'ssiaal Accident at Glas
ULAStftjW, Mont., March If Charles W.
Cole, a l'rinceton (111 ) farmer, died tn a
local hospital today as a result ot being
kicked on the head by hla own horses in
a boxcar while trying to hide a money belt
containing Ji.uuo because he thought rob
bers were after him.
Mr. Cole slept In a car containing the
horses. Early In the morning he was
awakened by the yard men. who came to
inspect the car. Cole thought robbers were
Irving to gel In and crawled In among the
horses to hide the money before opening
W hen he was found some time later he
was unions, lout, with n gasli in his head
uml part of his scalp torn off. The money
was lound In the hay.
its long record tonight by wearing it at
liie Jubilation celebration In the Crelghton
Tha tie waa presented to Harrington In
I3?i by Eugene Powers, who at that time
was so oli.cer of the illy police depart -intui.
Some menitirre of tr.e city council, true
to their native land, appeared at the fas
heann: spoiling huge Shamrock. Mcliov
fin and liriatu, the fighting Irishmen,
led ths bunch. The ehamrocks evidently
did the buainesj) and gave the wearers
iouraib'e. for they tackled tha gas vouipany
oHicisis an4 handled taaa w.Utaut sieve
w. ... a,, i
From the Cleveland
BRYCE ON JRISH AFFAIRS
Ambassador Speaks at Banquet of
Hibernian Society at Baltimore.
ECONOMIC CONDITIONS BETTER
Spirit of Patriotic Pride la Tradition
aad History of tke Emerald
Isle Showln Itself la
BALTIMORE. Md., March 18,-At the St.
Patrick's day dinner of the Hibernian so-
cletv of Baltimore
tonight. Ambassador1810"3" rrom postorrices by the jonn tana
Bryce of Great Britain discussel some of ! "R r posionice ana Dana roooers.
the controverted questions regarding the j .Callahan, with Ray Templeton and Ed
birthplace and career of" St. Patrick and , ward Earl, two members of the gang, were
told some aneedbtes of the saint's life. He ''convicted before the Naftzger case was
observed that few are the facts about him j called. Templeton and Earl were found
that can be historically considered eBtab- guilty of robbing the Hope and Burdlck,
llahed; the Impression which St. Patrick's
life and preaching mWit upon his contem
poraries made It certain that he waa a
great man, full ot seal and courage and a
saintly man whose memory deserved the
reverence which not Ireland only, but the
whole Christian world had given to it for
Economic Conditions Better.
His hearers would understand, Mr. Bryce
said, that about Ireland he could say noth
ing of a political nature. But he was free
to speak to them about the economic and
social state of the Island, having watched
and studied it all his life, until he came to
the United States. Having been for some
time. Just before he came here four years
ago. responsible as chief secretary for the
administration of Ireland, he could assure j
them that the condition of the people had ,
greatly Improved from what It was thirty
or forty years ago., and that It was still I
advancing. The farmers were better off;.;
their rents were reduced, they had money
in the banks, they were becoming owners
of the land they tilled and before long
nearly all the land would belong to the
cultivators, while cottages were being built
ail over the country by laborers.
Interest la Gaelic Revived.
A great revival of Interest In the ancient
Gaelic language and literature was In
progress, the speaker said, and the spirit
of patriotic pride In the traditions and his
tory of Ireland waa showing Itself tn many
ways, drawing together men of different
Christian bodies and making them work to
gether for the good of the whole commun
ity. Seldom had any country so small as
Ireland produced a greater number of men
who had won fame by their writings, like
Swift and Rurke and Ooldsmlth, as welt as
by their eloiiuenre and their deeds, like
Orattan and Plunkett and Daniel O'Con
nell, and this was true not only of the
Irish In Europe, but also the men of Irish
stock in America, who had given four or
five presidents to the United States, as
well aa great stateesmen like Calhoun and
great lawyers like Charles O'Connor.
See if your name ap
pears in The Bee's
want Ads tday offer
ing O'Brien's Candy
free. Yu don't have
to advertise t get it.
Find your name nd
the gift is - oi '.ii. Th
Bee is also givic
Fanell's Fine Syrup,
I'lnlike's Famous Flour.
Auieric'UU Theater Tickets'.
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Didn't you hear me toot my
Trial for Selling
L. S. Naftzg-er of Wichita, Kan., Asks
for Continuance, but Judge
Refuses to Grant It.
WICHITA. Kan., March 17. U S. Nafts
ger, formerly president of the Fourth Na
tional bank of this city, was put on trial
in the federal court in this city today on
" ""' ircci.eu ii '''i
a charge of having received postage stamps
Kan., postoffices and Callahan was 'con
victed of receiving the stamps and selling
them to Frank B. Hurt, who was then
chief of police of Wichita.
Judge Pollock refused to grant a con
tinuance of the Naftzger case this morn
ing on account of tha absence of three
witnesses for Naftzger who are out of the
city. Harry J. Bone, representing the gov
ernment prevented the continuance by ad
mitting that the three absent witnesses
would testify that they heard Frank 8.
Burt tell Naftzger that the stamps Burt
had to sell were not stolen stamps, but
that they came from rewards earned by
the police department In catching criminals
! for h government. The greater part of
1 'ne morning session waa spent in securing
tt Jurv to hr the case,
Frank 8. Burt, who turned government
witness In the other stamp cases, has been
subpoenaed to testify for the government
In the Naftzger case.
St. Patrick's Day
Celebrations in New
York and Chicago
All Officials of Windy City Except
Fire and Police Chief Close
Offices for Day.
CHICAGO, March 17. Every office In the
city hall except the police and fire depart
ments was closed today in' honor of Ire
land's patron saint, It being the first time
In seventeen yeais that the city officials
closed their offices on this occasion. No
parade waa held, the observance being In
the way of banquets, church services and
NKW YoKK. March 17.-Bright, clear
weather combined wlih other favorable cir
cumstances tq aid in making New York's
'celebration of tit. Patrick's day one of the
biggest In recent years. As usual the pa
rade on Fifth avenue under the auspleea
of the Ancient Order of Hibernians was
the chief event of the day.
There was no variaMon from the usual
procedure of having the old "fighting Sixty-ninth"
regiment of the National Uuard
head the puiade. Just before the start of
which it was estimated that &0.000 men
would pass In leview before Archbishop
Kaiicy at St. 1'atrlck's cathedral, where
tlio leviewing stand was placed.
Violator of Mann
Law is Given Ten
Years by Landis
E. S. Nicholas of Chicago, Convicted
of Enticing- Girl to Hammond,
Ind., Gets Long- Sentence.
CHh'AiiO. March 17. Judge l.andls In
the United States district court today sen
tenced Kdward S Nicholas, who was con
victed 0 having enticed I-'.lsle Kerrler, 13
years old, to "arnmond, Ind., a violation
of the lionn .:..te slave'' statute, to ten
ears' ltAi-lk. :'i?nt In the federal prison
t Fort Ljetvt:. :ir.h.
WU.B tht .joli was reading the sen
tnc. tecrel rrvcei operatives of the De
partment oi ..,.!! were arresting Jacob
Flnkristeln o.l toe charge of having placed
his uiig wife In Improper plares at tl
I'asn. In Mexico and iti California and of
abandoning l r there after taking SG Ooo of
her earning to purchase a saloon prop
erly Flnkelsteln'a family tried to fight off the
I operatives and the latter had lo use pistols
I ta compel them to dvslst.
THOMAS FACES INVESTIGATOR
Accused Postmaster Becomes Witness
in Civil Service Probe.
W00DARD IS CALLED AGAIN
Assistant to Maa I'nder Fir Takes
Stand for Second Time Daratloo
of lnqnlry Yet Remains
Postmaster Thomas went before Secre
tary Moss and Inspector Flndland yes
terday afternoon to answer Interrogations
as to his political conduct previous to the
last election. He underwent a fire of
questions for more than an hour and
came out apparently aa cheerful as he
weiU in. Uke all others who have gone
before the Inquisitors he does not have
anything to say.
The Inquisitors put In a strenuous day
endeavoring to close up their work with
the end of the week. Assistant Postmas
ter James I. Woodard was recalled, as
was also Dan Tlllotson,' but neither would
have anything to aay as to the questions
that were put, to them.
The Thomas inquiry has led the Investi
gators Into bo many different channels
marking the maneuvers of the postmaster
previous to the last election that they are
unable to state at this time when they will
conclude the taking of testimony. How
ever, It appears that the Investigation will
"There Is an element of uncertainty as
to when we will finish," says Secretary C.
W. Moss, representing the civil service
commission. In answer to a question as to
when the task of taking testimony would
be concluded. "In taking up one phase of
the controversy other ramifications are un
covered, and In following up these we have
been kept very busy. I cannot say whether
we will finish In a day or a week."
everything points to an early conclusion
of the investigation, for Postmaster Thomas
Is expecting to bo called for Interrogation
at any time. His testimony will not be
taken until the very last. It being the In
tention or the Inquisitors to have all the
facts at hand before the postmaster is
As far as is known every phase of th
controversy has been taken up by Secre
tary moss ana inspector I.lndland. The
essential facts concerning the collection of
campaign funds by W. A. Kelley at the In
stance of Thomas have been thoroughly
threshed over. That phase of the matter
which relates to Mr. Thomas' contribution
party held In the Federal building has like
wise been investlgsted. Even the detail
growing out of these phases have been gone
Into thoroughly, and it does not appear that
there is much more Investigating to be
The secretary and Inspector will have a
vast amount of work to do after the Inquiry
is concluded and before they will have
matters in shape for presentation to the
official heads at Washington. The great
bulk of testimony will be transcribed and
both the secretary and Inspector will be
provided with a copy.
After the testimony la presented to the
officials at Washington considerable time
will be consumed In weighing the fact, so
a decision will not be forthcoming soon.
Made in Work on
the Panama Canal
Record for February is Largest in
History of Work Excavations
WASHINGTON. March 17. The excava
tion in the central division of the Panama
canal. Including the great Culebra cut and
the Cliagrea section, during February, was
the greatest on record, being l.fO.X'Ji cubic
yards. Altogether In that division 71.03.1.5?:
yards have been excavated, leaving
UD1.49t yards to be removed
In the Atlantic division the total excava
t'on was 674.1!-! yards and In the Pacific
division MB.217 yards.
Taking the canal as a whole, up to
March 1. there had b!en taken out 131. -W
ards. leaving to be excavated uO,
7u8 no yards.
The canal at the Pacific entrance is com
pleted from deep water to a olrit opposite
the Panama railroad wharf at llalboa. a
distance of about live miles.
in the Atlantic tut ranee to I he canal
the channel Is completed to Its full width
of VJU feet-
FIND 0LLIS BILL
HAS MG DEFECT
Measure Without Enacting Clausa
When Comes Up for Passage
in the House.
DISCOVERY CAUSES SENSATION
Sent Back to Upper House to Bo
SECRETARY SAYS NO TRICKERY
Explanation Made to Show Error
Made by Copyist.
PRINCE CONTROL BILL FAVORED
tlonse Advances amber of Mniirta
on Same Subject and Members
Pick Hall Connty Man's
Measure to Pass.
(From n Staff Correspondent
LINCOLN. March 17. (Special Telegram
Evidence of a mistake or fraud In the
engrossing of the Ollls stock yards bill
prevented Its final consideration by the
house this morning, and while It w-as sent
back to the senate for correction the house
postponed the special order to the after
noon. The bill had been sent to the house
with the enacting clause left out. and It
it had been passed would have been en
tirely Ineffective. Taylor of Hitchcock,
author of the Taylor-Polrxal bill, which Is
favored by the stock yards people In pref
erence to the Ollls bill, called attention to
The discovery of the defect created an
lmmedate sensation In the house. There
have been instances In the past of treach
ery In the employes of the engrossing
rooms whose work It Is to make a perfect
long hand copy of each bill that is sub
mitted for th4rd reading. The longhand
copy Is the official bill which Is passed
and signed by the governor and a mistake
in it Is the most t-erlous possible one In
the case of the Ollls bill. Ollls himself and
Senator Talcott, chairman of the engross
ing committee of the senate, compared the
bill as engrossed very carefully with the
original bill and were sure that It was
perfect. The mistake may have escaped
them. If fraud was practiced the first
page was probably changed afterward.
senate H real I. mil.
The senate voted unanimously to recall
the bill and the house sent It back. Senator
Tanner of South Omaha moved to adjourn
immediately after the senate had gone
through the formality of ordering the bill
engrossed again, but Talcott Insisted that
as a matter of personal privilege he be
allowed to get the bill corrected and sub
mitted for an Immediate third reading.
Tanner withdrew his motion and the bill
was passed as corrected by a Vote of 24 to
5. The five votes agalnat tt wore cast by
Bartos of Baline, Horlon, Hoagan and Tan
ner of Douglas and Jensen ot Uage.
Initiative lilll I'aaaed.
The report of the conference committee
on senate tile 1 the Initiative and refer
endum was adopted by both houses thla
morning. The senate vote was 2o to none,
with five absent. The house argued the
matter at greater length and some oppo
sition developed. The vote stood tU lo 17 '
at the final roll call.
The opposition to the bill wua expressed
by Mockett and the defense was made by
Prince. Many members explained their af
firmative votes by saying that the senate
file as amended was the best that could
be got during tho session and for thai
reason should be accepted.
Would Move A 11 1 Medical Schools.
The university removal committee re
ported to the house thla morning that It
was In favor of moving tho whole medical
department of the University ot Nebraska
to Omaha If the .tglslature would appro
priate the f,uuu for maintenance and Hie
(10u,0u0 for new buildings which are now
up for consideration. The report was
The woman suffrage bill by Uandy of
Custer waa reported out of the committee
to the house this morning with the rec
ommendation mat it be passed.
Convinced 3iot Fraud.
That the omission of the enacting clause
was a mistake and not a willful, fraud I
substantially proved by examination of
the engrossed bill Itself and the statements
ot the clerk In charge of the bill room,
Henry F. Kyan. The engrossed hill haa not
been tampered with since it lelt the
engrossing room and must have larked the
enacting clause when Ollls. Talcoil, Sec
retary Smith and others examined It and
the whole senate must have heard Sec
retary Smith read It without the enacting
clause and never noticed the omission. The
rover of the bill la the original one and
the rlveta, which fasten the sheets of the
bill to it have not been changed so the
top sheet could not have been removed and
another one substituted fur It.
Mr. Kyan says: "The bill when It came
up for final engrossing had been amended
in the committee of the whole, i gave
the copy to Mrs. UlKk, the clerk who
was to make the long band copy, and as
the committee of the whole, amendments
made an entirely new bill out ot tt I told
her to copy Just the committee amendments
from a mimeographed copy of the Journal.
They made up the body ot II lo bill. Shu
copied tho three, from the oiIkIhuI bill ami
then copied the body of the bill frum the
amendment sheet. In tho Journal theie
was nut en enacting clause and con
sequently she got no cducllng , I.iuni Into
Secretary Smith ami Hcnutor Talcott.
chairman of tho engrossing committee, ate
iKitli convinced that the matter was a mis
take and not fiaud.
.Nonpartisan Hoard tit Control.
Taking up the report of the sifting com
mittee the house thla afternoon put on
third reading the Prince bill fur a non
partlxan board of control foi. all state In
stitutions of a penal ami reformatory na
ture. Four such bills were presented to
the legislature. Jl. It. '.'7, the 1'rlni e bill,
which will be passed, piovldes tor an elec
tive board of three. II. K. lH, by Norton
of Polk, provided fur a board to be chosen
as the legislature might later direct. II
It. 1X1, by Matrau, was a Joint resolution
for a constitutional amendment. The office
ot the land commissioner was to be abol
ished and a board of three was to be es
tablished, subject to the appointive power
of the governor. H. K, 87. the fourth bill,
by Mockett, was also for an appointive
Prince defended his own bill, declaring
that the people themselves should choose
the members rather than the governor
Kvans of Adams maintained that the peo
ple had not tli opportunity of deciding the
qualifications of aspirants for Ilia liouij
In a nonpartisan manner as well as the
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