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PAGES ONE TO TWELVE
Vol,. Mr NO. 27C.
OMAHA. SA'ITUDAY MUllNINH, MAY (i. I!l 1-TT,NTY KUl'K IWUKS.
S1N(!LK COPY TWO CKNTW.
WILSON iMlGMOrS !
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Uo. truer of Kc.v Jersey bays Move
ment is to Be One 01 Restoration,
italhti man Revolution.
MAKES SIEECH IN KANSAS CITY
Delivers Address Before Knife and
NEITHER PARTY HAS MONOPOLY
Organizations Already Well
Represented in Work.
JUDGES SHOULD KOI BE RECALLED
I'rnc rau'a of Present fleform Move
ment re Fundamentally '
urnnlhe and KlfMfmril
Mioolil lie Avoided.
KANSAS CITY. May S.-Woodrow Wil
n, governor of New Jersey,' In a speech
before the Knife and Fork club of thla
It y tnnlKht. declared that a new political
ra, promising min-h for the welfare, of the
nation, la now upon the American, people.
)"he movement la one of reform, marked
I"' a process of ristorsllon, lather than
Hint of rev lull. in. he nald.
The work of reforming present conditions
Is confined to neither political party, the
Speaker said. I.otli parties being well rep
resented In the efforts nt reform bm well
as In the constructive tactics of reactlon
arlea. 'The dcmocrnllc parte Is not so close) jr
tilled with the reactionary forces, "the In
terests." as Is the repuhlican party, said
Ihe Kovernor, and therefore, he said, the
democratic party Is better ahle. to serve
the people In the "process of restoration."
Great rare should be taken In the selec
tion of party leaders, the speaker urged.
The processes of the present reform move
ment are fundamentally conservative,
therefore excitement should be avoided and
(tenia Rogues silenced.
The .New Jersey executive said the In
itiative and referendum In the flnld of leg
islation and the recall In the field of ad
ministration are Intended to restore repre
sentative government. Hut the recall
should not apply to Judges, who neither
make nor administer the laws, but only
The presence of . Governor Herbert 8.
Hud Icy of Missouri added Interest to the
occasion. Both Mate legislatives were re
ferred to during the evening as presi
dential pn. u nities In 1912.
Governor Wilson's epech here tonight
Wa.j the first to be delivered during his
western tour. He spent a busy day here
as the guest ot local civic, organizations.
A luncheon at noon, a drive over the
boulevards and a public reception, at
which hundreds of citizens met the gov
ernor, were among the functions In la
honor. , -
following la Mr. Wilson's speech, in
"What we are witnessing now Is not
10 v much .MvMionhict et' parties aa a. cotv-i
test of Ideals, a struggle between those
who, because they do not understand
what Is happening, blindly hold en to
what Is and those who, because they
do see the real questions of the pres
ent and of the future In a clear, reveal
ing light, know that there must be
sober change; know that progress, none
the leas active and determined because
It Is sober and Just, Is necessary for the
maintenance of our Institutions and the
rectification of our life. In both the great
national parties there are men who feel
this ardor of progress and of reform, and
In both parties there are men who hold
back, who struggle to restrain change,
who do not understand It or who have
reason to fear it. Undoubtedly the present
moment offera a greater and larger op
portunity to the democratic party than to
the republican party, but this Is not be
cause there are not men In the republican
party who have not devoted their whole In
telligence and energy to necessary reform.
nut ne, anse ine nemocraiic party aa a
whole Is freer to move and to act than the
republican la and la held back by a
smaller and weaker body of representa
tives oi ine icings mat are ana have
"We have so complicated our machinery
of government, we have made It so diffi
cult, so full of ambushes and hiding places
so Indirect,' that Instead ot having true
representative government we have a great
Inuxtrlnable jungle of organisation Inter
vening between the people and the pro
cesses of their government, so that by
(Continued on Second Page.)
For Nebraska Generally fair.'
For Iowa Fair.
Teaapemtar at Osaalia Yeaterday.
Hour. , Dew
( a. m.
6 a. m
I a. m
8 a, m
10 a. m
II a. m
1 p. m
1 p. m
I p. m.
& p. m ...
t p. m ...
i p. in
8 p. m
t vaiaaratlva Loral Record.
19tL 1910. 190. 190K.
.Highest today is i i
lxiwest today 47 47 b 41
Mean temperature , n 10 TH 44
Precipitation vlu .40 .'K .la
Temierture and precipitation departures
from ine normal-
Normal temperature l
Ief1clency for the day 1
Total excess since March 1... Ut
.Normal precipitation II Inch
Ieftclency fur the day 11 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1 ) t7 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 1 M Inches
Iefielency for cor. period.
liMI.. L'I In, h
LWlclenoy for cor. period, ll
. 3. i.iti Im he
Reports frout kiallaaa at T I'. M.
Mate of Weather.
Temp. 1 1 in h. ilain-
Cheyenne, clear ,
) enver, dear
)a Moines, cloudy ........
lHd(e City, cloudy
North Platte, cloudy ....
ralt lke t'iiv. cloudy..
Paula Ke, cloudy
moiix City, clear
"1" indicates trace of
osirna at vot "te '
or ritiv mi
1 A. WKLBH. Local forecaster.
Alaska Coal Party
President Referred Cablegrams of
Protest to Secretary Fisher, Who
is Considering Matter.
j CORDOVA. Alaska. May S. Excitement
'over the dumping of th Alaaka Steamship
j cnmiony't coal pile Into the bay. as a
protest against President Taft'a failure to
(acknowledge receipt of several hundred ca-
e,,t him ""k'n
iHm to expedite the opening of the Alaska
coal fields, subsided today. Deputy mar
shals are guarding the company's property.
It is thought there will be no further trou
ble. The excitement caused by the govern
ment's failure to hurry action In the Alaska
jeoal land eases reached a climax here es
terday when SOO business men and cltfzens.
armed with shovels, marched to the ocean
dock of the Alaska Steamship eompnny.
where they proceeded to throw several
hundred tons of British Columbia coal Into
the bay. Incensed at the thought of no
reply to many appeals cabled to President
Taft,' to urge early action looking to the
opening of the Alaska coal fields, the citi
zens of Cordova decided to follow the ex
ample.. net by the "Boston Tea Party." thus
expressing the serious crisis that has arisen
In the Alaska situation. For some time
senlimt-nt has been growing.
CHAPLIN, Conn. May 5 . Governor Wal
ter 10. ("lurk of Alaska, who Is here, today
received telegrams from the mayor of Cor-,
dova and Commissioner Tucker, giving an
account of the "Coal Pnrty" at Cordova.
Governor Clark said that the messages
also contained a protest of the steamship
company airalnst the throwing overboard
of the coal and of the riotous demonstra
Governor Clark said: "The demonstra
tion has called attention to the necessity
of early action. The secretary of the Inte
rior Is fully In sympathy with the needs of
the people of Alaska."
WASHINGTON. May B.-Secretary of the
InterloFlsher has answered by mall the
cablegrams which were sent to President
Taft by the citizens of Katalla and Cor
dova. Alaska, asking for relief from the
coal situation In that territory. Failure to
receive replies from President Taft yester
day was responsible for the citizens of
Cordova engaging In the "Cordova Coal
Party." The dispatches, of which there
were about eighty, were turned over to the
Interior department by President Taft.' In
his reply to these messages Secretary
Fisher said that he was now studying the
situation In the territory thoroughly and
would render such relief aa he could as
soon aa possible.
Treaty is Ratified
Agreement Negotiated Between Great
Britain and Japan Comet Into
Force July 17.
TOKIO, May S.-Ratlfleatlona of the
Anglo-Japanese commercial treaty weta ax-
cbartgad today."" -'
Great Britain and Japan negotiated a
commercial treaty which will come Into
force on July 17. replacing the one which
expires on July 11 The new pact removes
the opposition of British merchants to the
recently adopted Japanese tariff, which
heavily Increased the duty oa British man
ufactures, as Japan grants reductions vary
ing from II to SO per cent on a large number
of British Imports.
Decision in Tilden
Case Comes Today
Judge Petit Spendi Several Dayi
Reading Briefs Cited by Attorney!
of Both Sides,
CHICAGO. May 6-Judgo A. J. Petit
spent several dcya perusing the briefs and
authorities presented him by counsel In
the efforts being made by Edward Tilden,
W. C. dimming! and a. W. Benedict to
refuse the Illinois senate's demand that
Tllden'a private accounts ba submitted to
the Helm committee, which is Investigating
the election of Senator William Lorlmer.
It was announced that the decision would
be given tomorrow.
Postoff ice Safe at
Robber Get Fifteen Hundred DoUara
from Strongbox in Small Town
Near Hot Springs, S. D.
HOT SPRINGS. 8. D., May S (Special
Telegram.) The postoffloa at 8ml th wick
waa robbed of H.W0 In stamps and money
last midnight. It Is believed three men
wearing overalls who walaed Into town the
same evening are guilty. A lumber yard
and blacksmith shop were broken Into to
cure tools and Uie sat waa blow wjth
nitroglycerin. No trains cava been there
and It is believed they are beaded this
PACIFIC MAIL COMPANY
MUST STAND TRIAL
fi.VN FRANCISCO. May S.-The action !
against the Pacific Mall company for 3u6.-
000 damages for alleged violation of the I
law forbidding the Importation of laborers j
under contrart. will go to trial at once.
Judge J. J. Delia ven til the I'mted States j
circuit court yeatorday overruled the com- ;
pany'a demurrer to the action and the op- J
posing attorneys agreed to submit their j
arguments to the court upon a statement I
of facts to be prepared Jointly. j
The action was brought in 1404 on com 1
plaint of Andrew Furuseth. secretary of
the Sailora' I nlou of the Pacific Ho al
leged :0j Chinese seamen bad been brought
to this port In one vessel and then trans
ferred to another vessel to work aa crew.
TWO OLD PICTURES SEIZED j
Itallaa Xoblaaiea Caaraed with
laillUag ralatlasjs lata
t ailed States.
NEW YORK. May I. -Carlo IM Pollogio,
said to be an Italian nobleman, was ar
rested tbl afternoon by United Statea Mar
shal Heukel, cm the charge of having
smugKled Into this country two old paint
ings, "The Holy Father." by Del barto,
and the "Vision of St. Hubert." The pic
tures were shlpid from Genoa and acre
ud in Chicaa-o.
SLOAN RAPS DBMS !
0i JWEE LIST BILL!
Nebraska Congressman Calls it Hush '
Money for Injuries of
I'AKES REVENUE FROM Tp'
More Bondage Than Free, N .a Pro
SEES NO EQUALITY AT ALL IN IT
Denies to One Class what it Will Give 1
ENGINEERS OPPOSE CABLE PLAN
General Bit by Transmits Report Snr
Ina Proposed Method of Handling
Mlasonrl Is Retnm to Tern
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. May S.-tSpecial Tele
gram. (-Representative Sloan this afternoon
was accorded close attention by a large
majority of the members of house when
he defined his posittion on the so-called
"farmers' free list" bill now before that
"Your bill for which you aak support,"
said Mr. Sloan addressing the majority
side, "Is charged on thla side and prac
tically admitted on the other to be the
means of redress for wrong or damage of
the Canadian pact. A sort of 'hush money'
for Injury committed. What are its
"It will deprive the treasury of tlO.rtnn.0no
of revenue that Is scarcely virtue. The
real claim of every speaker on your side
aeema to be that It will save money for
the farmers, hence it Is called 'the farmers'
free list bill.' If It stands that test In the
Interest of my district, I shall vote for It.
There seems to be but little reciprocity In
this hill, however, but It is reciprocity like
a fish giving its body to the barbed hook
for toothsome angle worms.
"There Is more bondage than freedom In
that farmers' free list bill. There Is some
alliteration which seems to help the sound;
but If alliteration Is all you want, prefix
the word fraudulent to. the name and make
It read 'fraudulent farmers' free list.' and
you will have more alliteration and In
cidentally more truth.
"I must decline to vote for this bill In
its entirety. I do not want to violate the
pure food law which requires the label to
correspond with the goods."
Referring to the recent Baltimore love
feast, where It was declared that the con
templated tariff changes would be schedule
by schedule, representative Sloan said:
"I have asked by bills now before the
ways and means committee for free lum
ber, free shoes, free sa t. free wire, and
free sewing machines, nnd shall ask the
benefit of schedule by schedule trratmnt
of our. graina and live stock products as
well. We do not want to be tried with
those shoe fellows end 1 thought the partv
which said equal rights to all and specla'
privileges to none, would not.deny farme If
and stockmen what you propose giving tT
wool and steel people. " 7
"Toil can eliminate by smendm-nt pneats
and cereals from the bill and redeef.i your
Baltimore promise.'. Tou cannot refuse to
do so without violating that pledge. Yoit
can od this also without embarrassment aa
defenders of other schedules have not to
my knowledge asked separation."
Representative Sloan spoke at consider
able length, h's time being extended on
several occasions, and he opposed most
vigorously proposed free listing of meatj,
because In point of value and volume this
schedule most vitally affects his section
of Nebraska, excepting of course grain and
When Representative Sloan began his
speech there were hardly a doson members
on the floor, but by the time he got fairly
maneo in nts criticism of the democrat
nan attracted the attention of the
smoking room, the lobbies and Dress aal
lery and throughout his analytical exposi
tion of the farmers free list bill, he was
accorded most generous applause. Inter
spersed with laughter from his republican
Mr. Sloan, in all honesty, waa accorded
better treatment than has fallen to any
new member in this congress.
General W. Blxby, chief of engineers,
today transmitted a report to congress
adverse to the csble and sand method for
prtectlng the channel and banks of the
Missouri river which Henry T. Clarke and
others about Omaha wished to have tried
on the river. The report states that the
special board provided for bv th. ,
June . 1910. determined bv trial the prac
ticability of the cable and sand plan for
the protection of the channel and hanks of
the Missouri river. It Investigated the
question quit thoroughly, visited localities
where this method of Improvement had
bean tried, held public hearings at Omaha,
to which had been invited all persons
known to be Interested, and examined sev
eral reports of the chief of engineers oon-
(Contlnued on Second Page.)
Better Be Good or Maybe
Policewoman Will Get You
It a comely looking wtman knocks
at your door and upon your response,
Inuuires If there Is any member of
the family sick with a contagious
or Infectious disease, be careful what
answer you glvs. For she may be
the woman police of the health de
If you refuse to enlighten her on
the subject, she will force her way
through the door and Investigate
on her account. For Miss Nan
Stevens, who has charg of the
quarantining department of ' the
Board of Health is a policewoman
a real officer of the law. And ahe
has the same rights that all police
She has been sworn In as a special
policeman and wears her star, badge
Early In the year. Miss Stevens,
who is a trained nurse, waa added
to the health department and given
charge of the quarantining of peo
ple, suffering from contagious dla
eaaes. Duiing the epidemics of scarlet
fever, smallpox, diptberla and other
dlseasea. Miss Stevens waa fre
quently refused admission to houses throughout Ihe city. The unwarranted pro
cedure put It up to the health department, tu provide that Miss Stevens would
not be handicapped In ber work.
From the Rt. Loirls Globe-fiemocrat.
COLLISION NEAR 'DETROIT
Steel Steamer Fisher is Sunk y the
THREE PERSONS ARE DROWNED
Chief Rnarlneer Anhl, ewrd "odsen
and I.atter's Wife U Ooera with
the Boat Second Engineer
la Badly Hnrt.
DETROIT. Mich.. May S The steel
steamer Fisher waa sunk early today op
posite Wyandotte In the lower Detroit
river In a collision with the steamer
Stephen Clement of Cleveland. Chief En
gineer W. W. Auhl aid Steward Ixiuls
Sugden and Sugden's wife are believed to
have been drowned.
The Erwln L. Fisher was a steel steamer
230 feet long, with 40-fnot beam and 15 feet
depth, and was built In 1910. It was owned
by the Argo Steamshhlp company of Cleve
land. The Fisher was downbound and the
Clement upbound. and the two vessels
crushed together off Grassy island. The
big Clement, 450 feet long, struck the
smaller boat bow-on. amidships, and tore
a great hole In Its hull. While the crew
of the Fisher, awakened by . the shock of
the collision, were tumbling from their
berths and running-to the rail to Jump
overboard, their vessel turned on Its side
and went to the bottom, . Engineer Auhl Is
tel'eved to have been trapped at his post
in the engine room, while Steward Sugden
and his wife are supposed to have been
drowned In their cabin.,
The Flher'a aeoond- engineer, whose
name was not learned, waa severely Injured
about the hip when his vessel was struck
and waa at first missed by the small boats
searohlng the water. In hla disabled con
dition, he managed to keep afloat while
ho drifted half a mile down the river be
fore being rescued.
The Usher lies In fifteen feet of water.
The survivors of Its crew were brought to
tietrolt by the Clement. The cause of the
accident has not been explained.
Mlt3 NAN STIVEN8.
Rising to the Bait "
United States Files ,
.Appeal in Patten
Cotton Corner Case
Supreme Court Will Decide Whether
a "Corner" is Conspiracy in Re
straint of Trade.
WASHINGTON, May S The appeal of
the government In, the so-called cotton
corner Indictment against James A. Fatten,
Kugene C. Scales, Frank B. Hayhes and
William Brown was docketed today In the
supreme court of the United States. The
government Is aggrieved because Judge
Noyes dismissed the "corner counts," In
The Indictment was brought under the
Sherman anti-trust law. The appeal today
brings a new question for the supreme
court to decide, whether a "corner" on a
stock exchange constitutes a conspiracy In
restraint of trade or a monopoly of inter
state commerce In violation of the Sher
man antl-truat law.
Patten, Brown, Hayes and Scales were
charged by the government with leading
the May cotton corner of 1910 on the New
Vork Cotton exchange. It waa rumored at
the time that these men had made between
Sio.000.000 and $12,000,000 on their deals In
May, July nnd August.
Plead Not Guilty
Three Senators, Representatire and
Sergeant-at-Armt Arraigned for
COLUMBUS. O., May .-8tate Senators
Oeorge K. Cretone. I. E. Huffman and L.
R. Andrews. Representatives A. C. IjOwtv
and .George B. Nye and 8enate Serjeant-at-Arms
Rodney J. Dlegel, under Indict
ment for soliciting bribes, were arraigned
today before Common Pleas Judge E. B.
Klnkead In the criminal court room and
Pleaded not guilty.
Prosecuting Attorney Turner said today
that many unsigned communications have
supplemented and strengthened the data
in his possession relating to the alleged
corruption In the general assembly.
The accused legislators, with the ex
ception of Nye and Ixwry, who were ar
raigned later were brought In along with
seven criminals, one a murderer and others
accused of petty thefts and burglary.
Following the pleas of not guilty, the
prosecutor set the trials for week sfter
Dietz Fire Shots
Seyeral Members of Posse Testify in
Trial of the Defender of
P. AY WARD. Wis. May S.-In the trial of
John Dletz. charged with murder of Oacar
Harp. Theodore Surdson of Rice Lake,
waa the first witness today. He was stand
ing at the edge of the woods at Cameron
dam during th exchange of shots between
Inmates of the 1ieti cabin and officers
who laid siege to Dietx's stronghold.
Surdson testified he saw John filets come
out of the cabin and fire four shots while
l-enlle waa running in during the fusllide.
Roland Ackley. a deputy who waa with
Harp, Pomerelo and McWhorter during the
kiege of the Diets cabin, said he heard
three reports from the been and saw three
deputies get up and run, leaving a dark
object bonind them.
SHE SEEKS DEATH FOR THREE
Mother Tries to Take Life of Herself
and Her Two Children.
HUSBAND RETURNS IN TIME
Workman Reaches Home, to find (he
Doors Barricaded and Heme
Filled with Gas Tries
Unhappy because her husband had gone
out to Visit a friend while she remained
at home 111 led Mrs. Edrer, wife of Wolf
gang Edrer, a. brewery employe, to seek
death for herself and two children last
Mra. Edrer waa found unconscious In
her bedroom. Beside her on the bed were
the two children. Frances. T years old, and
George, a babe of. 14 months. The house
waa filled with gaas Issuing from a battery
of open burners In tne kitchen range. At
tempt to Kill herself with a revolver had
failed because of a defect In the weapon.
The mother and both children may re
cover. Wolfgang Edrer, the husband, went home
at supper lime and found the household
In Its usual order. . After the meal he
departed saying that he waa going t ee
a fellow workman.
On hla return the husband ' found all
doors and windows locked at his home.
He kicked In a door and entered, to find
his wife and children unconscious and
apparently near death.
Dr. E. J.' Griffith was called and the
police notified. 'George Emery, emergency
officer, on arriving at the Edrer home,
called Dr. Poppers, police surgeon. To
gether the phyalolana worked over the gas
Near the bed a revolver, loaded, but de
fective In mechanism, waa found. The
gun had been repeatedly snapped, but
failed to fire.
"My wife has bean tn 111 health for sev
eral years, but I hava known of nothing
that would lead be to such an attempt as
this," waa the husband's statement.
Ivy Day l'roram Pat Off.
LINCUIX, May 4. (Special.) The date
for the Ivy day program at the state uni
versity which was postponed Wednesday
because of rain haa not been aet. but will
probably be held on May SO.
The Bee Publishing Co.,
That newspaper advertising pgyg, Is a fact which few, who have
made a fair trial of that form of publicity with the goods to back the
advertising, will deny. That we believe advertising In The Bee la pro
ductive of good results, our almost constant use of Us columns for
nearly a quarter of a century should signify beyond (juesiiou.
leport that Insurrectos Are Read
to Assault Monterey and
SEVERAL BANDS NEAR CAPITAL
'Jany Foreigners Are Leaving Coun
try by Way of Vera Cmi.
HALT IN THE NEGOTIATION'S
"arbaial Refuses to Transmit Demand
for Dia?.' Resignation.
REBELS READY TO RENEW WAR
eral Bands Are Near the Capital
National Holiday la '
MEXICO CITY. May S -Sunday earm
trarked the annh vrry of the battle cf
ruehta, which hstl hern heralded a the
date y for sn nt'sck on the capital br
revolutionists and tiie forced resignation of
President Diar. l to noon there bad been
no indlcitlrn of disorder In any quarter.
Considerable mien' iness among foreign
ers Is nntlrcahl". nw cause of appre
hension on the pert nf these Is the reported
Impending ssau't by tlte rebels on Mon
terey and Saltillo. capital of the state of
Coahulla. on the lel.-nn Northern rail
wav, which would mean the cutting off of
all communication to the north wflh the
possibility that railway traffic to the
south might also be Interrupted.
While few believe that mi assault otl
Mexico City would be successful the pos
slhllltv of It heliiB heslcEed Is causing
many foreigner to leave. The Ward line
steamer which snlletl from Yera Crui last
night carried many refugees, most of them
The routes by rail to ths United States
hava narrowed down to the 'circuitous one
by nay of the National tin to San tdtls
Potosl, theneo to Tampteo and Monterey
, and to Laredo.
Train Fired on at Pnrhla.
It Was reported at the railway head
quarters 'at night that the rehels fired
on the pasnenger train which waa ap
proaching Puebla. No one was killed,' but
a few persons were wounded. The safe In
the express car wa broken open and 4.0V1
peos taken. Later a freight running In
the opposite direction was held up by a
The belief Is growing that the rebels at
large will not be satisfied with any peace
terms which do not provide for the resig
nation of President riax. i
Today for the first time In many yean
two Important efatures were omitted from
the celebration of the anniversary of thp
capture of Puebla by Ignacln Zaragosa.
There was no military psrsrte and Genera
Dlai did not make the customary distribu
tion nf gold coins to the veterans whs
helped to repulse the French on May S,
Wt. The president wss not expected to
appear at any publln functions.
El Pal In a special edition today prints "
the text of Instructions to Dr. Vasquei
Gomes, the rebel peace commissioner, a.
to the terms demanded by Madero. Thess
Include a public announcement of the in
tention of the resignation of Dlas and Vice
President Corral and the elevation of For
eign Minister De La Barra to the presi
dency pending the election of a ajucceesor
to Diaz. Judge t'arh.-ijul. the federal en
voy, has agreed to transmit theae terms to
o Independent Neaot iatlono.
Contradicting the Information of t)i
war office last night. Amroslo Flgueroa,
representing the rebels In Guererro and
Morelos, said today that no agreement for
peace had been made between him and
Minister of War Ctmle The conferencei
thus ar, he states, were merely those ol
Figuera admits that hla campaign la ths
states ot Guererro and More los la under tht
g neia' direction of Francisco I. Madero,
who.-he -says, has intruded him by tele
graph to await the lesult of the peace eon
ferencj at the to.der.
Although today, the 5th of May, ona ol
Mexico's great national holidays, as the
anniversary of the victory of General
Dlas's troops over the French, hss been
fixed on by scores of rumor mongers dur
ing the last week aa the data for a con
certed Insurrecto attack. on many of the
country'a cities and even on the capital
Itself, residents of the capital were- In
clined to smile when one mentioned thl
probability of Immediate attack.
Reporta q approaching trouble are still
most plentiful, however. The rebels are
admittedly stronger than they bava aver
been before. But there la no good reason,
says the Department of War for believing
that they contemplate an Immediate attack
on tha capital.
Revolt Grow I war Rapidly.
It Is possible than over-confident rebel
leaders may believe that the capital can
be taken with the few thousand men now
within a day's rid a. But the government
does not pay them the poor compliment of
thinking they will try It.
While realizing the growth of the revolt,
residents of the capital are showing mora
optimism today than for some tlma past.
Reporta from El I'a.so regarding the peace
conference have caused official Mexico to
believe that the end of the war la at hand.
(Continued on Fifth Page)
OMAHA, Neb., April 26, 1811.
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