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The Omaha Sunday
PAGES ONE TO FOURTEEN
VOL. XLTII NO. 39.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 15, 1914.-STX SECTIONS FORTY PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
GRAND JURY HAS
Returns True Bills Against Sixty
Persons Whom it Charges with
, EIGHT LAWYERS IN THE LIST
i Investigates Many Subjects as Re
quired by the State Law.
IT FINDS NO BAWDY HOUSES
'Ravi Ttnirrm'efa Wnrcf Vtnlofnro nf
CONDEMNS THE ALBERT LAW
Finds More Juvenile Delinquency'
Because of This Statute.
CRIME STARTS IN POOL HALLS
Jlar Association ta l-'onnil Not Gullt
' less Deennno of l'nllnre to Act
When Itn Attention la
Called to Mnlnrnctlcc. .
Tho Douglas county grand Jury which
yesterday finished Its work and was dis
charged by Presiding Judge English of
th.e district court returned a report
which deals vigorously with evils re
vealcd. in test mony heard in its secret
chamber. Having returned sixty lndlet-
"ments the. grand Jury wound up Its
career with a message to tho public
whloh spared neither rich nor poor, nor
hfgh nor low, although words of praise
ore given In a few cases.
Tho report sets fohth that tho grand
Jurors have been convinced .that perjured
testimony frequently has been sued In
district court and that the locar bar as
sociation If not without blamo for failure
to reform legal practice
Condemns Albert Inw.
Tho Juvenile department of tho district
cpurt is praised, but tho report declares
that since the Albert law went into ef-
feet three times as many young girls
havo gono astray as during any other
equal period and tho grand jury recom
jnends the restoratlong of a segregated
district in Omaha. That there Is no or-
canlzed cbmmcrclallzed social evil in tho
city at the present time Is a finding of
the Jury. The report also seta forth that
the "lid" safel? covers licensed liquor
dealers at the present time, but, calls at
tention to the, fact that boot-leggers and
drug stores still violate the law.
Tho report delivers a solar plexus blow
nt the pool naus oi mo ii.y Uiwi
eatd to be nurseries t In Ttfhlch boys and
........... .vi.n imiin) tirchtha criminals.
Recommendation that the authorities'
give special attention to enforcing tho
laws regarding pool haUs is made.
The management of the county hospital
which many times has been the object of
nttaclt Is praised with other county in
stltutions. but the praise is directed to
ward tho new management begun by
Fred C. Rogers February 1.
Following la tho report:
Llniior liHXT Violations
"We conducted a very extensive ex
nmlnatlon on this subject and nnd tnat
the principal violations of the S o'clock
nnd Sunday closing law are not by tne
paloons, but by the bootleggers who hold I
no license except a government license, I
una- cafes and drug stores, and In our
Judgment the lost named are the worst
offenders. Wo bellovo efforts are being
made to curb the activities' of these peo- Illinois stato Une, between upper Mls
'plo and that the same efforts are being slssippl river crossings and Junction points
tn hnntlenrem. This Iowa, and to maintain higher propor-
'latter class is scattered all over the
icounty. By comparison we find that the
,nt iin, issued In DouKlaa
Z 4 .11 rlHr licenses and ner-
"'"' V ..; ,,.. ,ti.
, u T TZ ZtZmZ . nollce
,of these has been furnished tho police
department, wiuou "uj iuhuou h u
tits utmost to suppress tms trainc. we
find the statutes are woefully weak in
'providing adequate punishment for vlo-
laUons of the liquor law by this class ot
people, and as a. consequence convictions
or such violations are pracucany ira-
possible. We therefore earnestly urge
that the legislature be asked to pass a
'jaw making the holding of a government
license prima facie evidence of the dls-
pensing of liquor, with a penalty at-
tached Imposing both a Jail sentence and
"Pursuant to instructions we Investl-
Rated to the best of our ability tho ques-
tlon of gambling both in Omaha and
Bouth Omaha and could find no violations
of the law in this respect"
"We have made strong efforts to se-
cure evldonoe on this subject but have
not had a single case called to our at-
tcntlon, nor were we able to find a single
case where commercialized prostitution
was now being carried on. We believe,
(Continued on Page Four.)
Forecast till 7 D. tn. Sunday
nmnhi rVtitnnll Tlltiffa mr1 VIMntlu
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7 p. in oo
r.imnrntlve Local Record.
1911 U1X 1912. 1911.
iiirhoit veaterday CS 4S IS 69
Lowest yesterday JO 20 18 38
-nr. on IrmiMmtura ...... M 34 l
Sanitation 00 .SS .19 .00
Temperature and precipitation depar
(mm tha normal:
Excess for tho day
Tntoi excess since March 1... W
Normal precipitation 01 Inch
Deficiency for the day -. .01 Inch
Totul precipitation since jnarcn i
Tifi-ln-v since March 1 Inch
Kxress for cor. period. 1913... .1. SO Inches
lExceaa for cor. period, 1912 1 11 inches
T liulicatea trace, ot prttlittmliaa.
GRAND JURYjmDIGTS SIXTY
Has Completed Its Work and is Dis
charged After Six Weeks.
SEVERAL LAWYERS INCLUDED
Lone I. Int of Those AKntnat "Whom
Trn Bills Hare ripen Returned
by the DonKlns Countr
Tho local crand Jury has completed Its
work and made Its report to Judge Eng-
M1"" n,ld has bec" discharged, after six
weeks or. worn, following is a usi 01
sixty persons against whom truo bills
wore returned by tho grand Jury:
Jerry P. Delancy, forgery.
Nick Mathlcson, assault to kill.
Rolto McDonald, larceny.
Prank Mendaclno and Flora Stevens,
Ben Dlckhaut, breaking and entering,
Antonio Galcno, carrying concealed
Sam Castro, assault
Joseph Leone, manslaughter.
George B. La, Page, forgery,
rtlchard B. Manvllle. grand larceny.
Frank McCoy, breaking and entering.
Grover Stansberry, criminal stault
Peter George, assault
Georgo Kazeros, kcoplng gambling room.
Joseph "Williams, Tony Ciarlctta and
CIvernlua Rosamond, first degreo murder.
Edwin Dixon, forgery.
Georgo James, assault
John Smith, stabbing.
Raymond Scully, seduction.
Charles Glupe, assault
Hugh Thompson, forgery.
Walter Webb, chicken Btcallng.
Mtko Zlglsh, first degrco murder.
Georgo Clark and Charles Dixon, sell-
,nff quor wItnout IIcn8e.
Everett St. Clair, criminal assault
L. R. West. John B. Sweot. Arthur II.
Benton, L. W. Akin, false pretenses.
Rade Kundak, stabbing.
William Robinson, first degree murder.
George Noclto, arson.
John O. Yclser, blackmail.
John L. Buzz), wifo abandonment
Stella Bloom, forgery.
Vlncenzo Vacantl, wifo abandonment
Gust La Monte, Wifo abandonment
Wesley Gard, perjury.
Wesley Gard, porjury. '
Edward W. Bexton and Harry W.
Heine, selling cocaine.
A. Fisher, assault and battery,
Clinton Bromc, subornation of perjury.
Carroll II. Wright embezzlement
Irvjng F. Baxter, blackmail.
Robsrt H. Olmsted, blackmail.
Thomas E. 'Brady, blackmail,
Walter H. Miller, forgery.
Nellie It Paul, blackmail.
Oscar' A. Davis, assault
Thomas IL Matters, embezzlement
Thomas II. Matters, embezzlement
Iluben Flnkelsteln, receiving stolen
Alexander Bolker, crime against nature,
, Frank . Dorsey. crime ai?alnst nature,
aiiiiuluj- vvnciaa, crime against nature.
Clarence Ittsloy, crime against' nature,
John M. Collopy, crime against nature,
Robert IConnedy, crime against nature,
Cities Rate Case
is Disposed Of
WASHINGTON. March It A final de
termination of tho so-called interior Iowa
cities case was reached today when tie
Interstate Commerce commission ap-
proved proportional class freight rates,
submitted by the railroads, "for the
transportation of traffic originating at or
destined to points east of tho Indltna-
tlonal f,al8 on llke buttle at Intermediate
Tho h,her tnterracdlato points
mUBt. not cxcee(J' however, tho propor-
tlonal through rates by more than
cents a irtA pounds on first r-nd sec
on(J cIaM fpe,Bht or mon thaa t oj
I other classes,
Th8 Wfts br0UKnt on comp,alnt of
the state of Iowa acainst th nt,innra
st. Paul. MInneanolia &. Omaha, rnllwnv
and the New York Central lines arid other
i railroads. The decision has been pending
ror many months.
In tho Mississippi river case, brought
by tho state of Iowa against tho Santa
Vft and many other roads, an adjustment
of class freight rates from eastern and
central freight association territories to
I upper Miss salppl river crossings, was
I made by the Interstate Commerce cora-
I mission, on a basis somewhat lower than
that proposod by the roads, but under-
stood to be fairly satisfactory,
Class rates between Chicago and points
In Iowa aro readjusted on a blsls
trifflo lower than existing rates and it
Is Indicated by the report In tho Cedar
Rapids Commercial club proceeding
against the Rock Island railway and two
similar cases, that the commodity rates
are to be adjusted on a basis similar to
I that of class rates.
Woman With Slit
Skirt Escorted from
Belgium Royal Ball
I BRUSSELS. March 11 At the court
ball last night the observant eye of King
Albert espied a woman entering the ball
room with an extreme slit skirt The
king whispered to the court marshal,
wn0 0fferei the woman his arm and led
ner out of 0,6 room- At he dor the
ball room, the marshal, bowing to tho
I woman sold:
"IIIs majesty noticed that you had torn
I your dross upon one side and requested
me to esoort you to your carriaao aa
that you may return home and have the
SHOT BY POLICEMAN
CHICAGO, March 11 A sixteen year
old boy shot In the head by a police
man today was taken in a dying condi
tlon to a hospital. Physicians said ha
had no chance to recover, Two police
men heard some one breaking Into aa
elevated railroad station. They cave
chaws and sent a hail of shots at threo
Boeing flsnres. One of them crninnleQ
and USL Two other born, 2S and 11
years at ge eirrrnnflgrnd.
HOUSE Of MINISTER
Suffragettes Smash Every Pane of
Glass on Ground Floor of Mo
TAKE POLICEMAN BY SURPRISE
Each is Sentenced to Two Months at
ONE GIVES NAME OF "BOEDICEA"
Wouldn't Give Much for Seoretary
"if Wc Had Got Inside."
MRS. PANKHURST IS RELEASED
Lender Started Hunger mid Thirst
Strike Immediately After Her
Arrest nnd Is Weak and
' enrly llxtinunlcd.
LONDON, March H. A detachment of
militant suffragettes, armed with hatch
ets and hammers, smashed every pane ot
glass on the ground floor of tho residence
ot Reginald McKcnnn, home secretary,
in Smith Square, Wcstmlnstor, today.
The six women arrived In thfl square in
an automobllo and took by surprise the
pollpcman who keeps continual guard
over tho homes of the state minister;.
All of those who took part in the attack
wero arrested, however, as they were
leaving. Mr. McKenna left town for the
week-end yesterday. The six women
gave false names.
Given Hard Labor.
. They were later arraigned at Wcstmln
stcr pollco court and cam sentenced to
two months' imprisonment at hard labor,
The policemen- who had been on guard
at Mr. McKcnna's residence testified that
the women' ' "crept stealthily In Indian
file along the side of the wall and then
mauo a lUBh for the windows."
Ono ot tho prisoners, who gave the
namo "Boadlcoa," sold in court:
"I wouldn't have given much for him
Mr. McKenna If wo had got Inside."
Another of the women said:
"It is a lucky thing for you we do not
All tho women pleaded guilty and said
they had been driven to break Mr. Me
Kcnna's windows by "tho great brutality
shown to our beloved leader."
The magistrate In passing st ntenco said
ho had nover heard a soddor or mora
deplorablo story than that which had
been told to tho court.
"Rotl" exclaimed ono of tho women.
' Mr. Pnnkharnt Itelensed.
Mrs. Kmmoltne Pankhurst the militant
suffragist lender, was again released
from Holloway Jail today. She had
started , "hunger and thirst strike" 1m-
nedjatejjr after-hep arrest Sunday laatut
uiuHuun uuu wwi wean nnu mnnusiQa,
A. demonstration had been arranged by
the militants outside of the prison, but
this failed owing to the secrecy with
which Mrs. Pankhurst was removed In a
taxlcab to a nursing home.
Suffragists have charged the police with
brutal treatment of tho militant leader
at the time of her arrest In Scotland
Mrs. Pankhurst fell during the scrim
mage and tho militant newspapers eald
the pollco threw her bodily into a cab.
where they allowed her to He on tho floor
whllo they sat on the seats insulting her.
An investigation has been demanded.
Miss Sylvia Pankhurst, also was liber
ated from Holloway Jail today. Sho had
been in prison filnco March 8, when she
was arrested In Trafalgar square, white
proceeding to a suffrage demonstration,
Grandstand In liurned.
BIRMINGHAM, England, March H A
militant suffragette "arson squad" set
the torch to the Tennis club house and
grandstand at tho Olton club, tivo miles
from- this city, early today. Tho building
was burned to the ground.
Predicts Fall of
CHICAGO, March 11 Fall of discount
and Interest rates as a result to be ex
pected from the operation of the federal
reserve act were predicted today In ad
dresses before the closing session of th
Western Economic society's currency con
ference. Security values will be more
stable, it was asserted by William Aroasa
Scott of tho University of Wisconsin. The
provision which leaves details of the ad
ministration of the act to the Federal
Reserve board was said to be wise, by
O M. Sprague ot Harvard.
"Ono of the first and most important
duties of the board will be to determine
the character of the paper which the
reserve banks may discount for mem
ber banks," said Prof. Sprague. "Col
lateral loans upon Btocks or bonds as
security aro expllcltlly excluded, while
commercial paper, whatever Its form, is
"The effect of the new law on commer
cial paper houses will be at moot only
change In tho form and not tho nctilre of
the business," it was stated by Robert
C. Schaffner of Chicago. Mr. Schaffner
said it was likely that the new law would
open a new neia lor tne commercial
paper houses, namely that of dealing li;.
SMALLPOX IS EPIDEMIC
AT SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., March lt-6mall.
pox conditions in south Texas due to tha
Influx of thousands ot Mexicans who
have crossed the border to escape the rev
olution, It is declared, have assumed ser
A movement Is on foot In San Antonio,
it was announced today to Request that
tho Federal government Instruct army
surgeons along the border to vaccinate
each person who crossed, from Mexico.
HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE
FALLS DEAD AT MEET
JL CBCBSJZ, THa. Vwxrffa OeargB
TflTrfhwhi SxSl Aaai Xsztm Snas "Wlnls par
tictpating in the IDO-ynrfl fluid), dnrtnff
an indonr Iktlfl meet tct tho high KUboul
gymuuelmn. Heart Solium guperhiduciid
iiy akViiitixHdUuo .niimwfl ilia -death -.
ssipsaJ . I T'" )
( rvi r rwor j J .
I or hats lsi5sS
Drawn for Tho Bee by Powell,
RECALL OFMR. PAGE
Mr. Chamberlain Says Explanation
Docs Not Explain.
AMERICANS IN FALSE LIGHT
Ho' Tanya flits'' im Second, .Time Ani
linNindor I Ian Been Gulltr ot
3fU(nting Vlerra of
WASIUNOTON', March 11 "Somo
means ought to be found by the powers
that be,, to seal the lips of the ambas
sador to Great Brltuln, or clso In Justice
to tho American people he ought to bo
recalled und that ue promptly as possi
ble," declared Senator Chumbcrluln of
Oregon, In n formal statement today,
after reading cabled accounts of Ambas
sador Pago's address before tho Associ
ated Chambers ot Commerce in London
Senator Chamberlain introduced tho
resolution passed by the senate, as a re
sult of which Secretary Bryan cabled Mr.
Pago for a full report of his speech, In
whloh he was reported as having said
that tho American people were plcaHcd
that Great Britain should profit most by
the Panama canal and that the Monroe
doctrine meant merely that the United
States "would prefer that no European
CovernmantH would gain more land In the
"This Is tho second time In less than a
year that Ambassador Page has been
guilty of the Impropriety ot placing the
American people In a false light before
the British public," said Senator Cham
"Further reports of tho ambassador's
London speech do not differ at all from
the first report aa to the matters con
cerning which I complained. It reflects
the American view only In ono particular
and that Is that we rejolco in tho
prosperity of the British cmplro."
Kelley's Army Sends
Appeal to Wilsons
SACItAltiaNTO, Cal., Mar. ll-"aen
era!" Kelley's army of the unemployed
was still encamped today In Yolo
county, to which It was driven from Suo-
ramento on Monday,
Yolo county officials wcro no nearer
a solution of the problem of getting rid
of the army than they were last Tues
day. Every proposal to divide tho army
and send the men away in small groups
has met opposition In somo quarter.
Sacramerto labor unions continued to
day to n jpply tho camp with food.
A -oijfrence ot sheriffs from thirteen
counties In northern California to dovlso
means of getting the army of unem
ployed out of Yolo county and dispersing
it without force will be held in Sacra
Leaders of the army dispatched today
to President Woodrow Wilson and Sec
retary of Labor Wilson a letter outlining
their grievances against working condi
tions. The letter complained of alleged
brutality shown in routing the army
from Sacramento and Included tho state
ment that proof of the death of at least
one of tho unemployed could be sup
plied. "Captain" J. Murray of company L ot
tho army, who had been listed as dead
by the unemployed, rejoined his com
mand today. He said he was HI at the
time of the Sacramento conflict. In
which he was not a participant.
Ararfl trim De1ntr
AMUat Ll. Mscrnh 11, (HpwJal Ames
wmi cm flu Effirroativo of the question
that tint mals adopt the minimum wage
for tmi&ined labor In a dual debate with
the Michigan Agricultural college hare
tonight An Ames team was on the
Ypsllantl platform on the negative of
The Eternal Feminine
WAVE KILLS OYER THOUSAND
Sweeps Out of Sea of Azov, Inun
dating Two Cities.
TOWNS ARE IN SOUTHERN RUSSIA
Stnnttxa nnd Aclityrsknjn Struck
nnu- Time an Hurricane
Strikes Province of
Morn than 1,000 porsons perished today
In the Inundation of the towns of StanlCea
and Achtyrskaja by a tidal wave from
the sea ot Azov, The wavo struck tho
towns during a violent hurrlca.no which
swept tho province of Kuban.
More than 150 persons also wcro
drowned In floods In Yazcnkaja.
Tho towns ot Stanlts, Achtyrskaja and
TankBjdo do not appear on any available
mays and probably arc email places
bordering on the sea of Azov.
Tho Province of Kuban, in which tho
stricken tovns nro loeted, Is in southern
Russia and has coast lines on both tho
Black sea and the sea of Azov. The
population ot tho province aggregates
about 2,000,000 persons, or whom two
fifths aro cossacks. The country is ex
tremely fertile and extensively used In
tho culturo of grain. Cattlo breeding
also Is conducted on a largo scale.
Drop Work, Tribute
NEW YOMK, March 11-One. hundred
thousand men and women droped their
tasks today ns a trlbuto to George
Wcsttrighouse, whose genius gavo them
the means ot livelihood. Tho great In
ventor of tho airbrako was burled here
today, whllo machinery stood Idle In a
dbzan factories In America and Europe-Twenty-tlvo
thousand Westinghouse em
ployes laid aside their tool in Pittsburgh
Tho funeral services wore hold at tho
Fifth Avenuo Presbyterian church nnd
the burial was at Woodlawn cemetery.
The services woro conducted by tho
Rev. J. II. Jowett, pastor ot tho church,
and by the Rev. S. J, Fisher of Pitts
burgh, whoBo friendship with the Inven
tor dated from tho time when they were
poor boys rooming togother In a Pitts
burgh boarding house,
Discuss Their Work
YORK, Neb.. March lt-(Spcclal Tele-
gram.) The stato college conferenco del
egates continued their sessions horo to
day with a lively interest In the proceed
ings. J. Symonda, state secretary of col
lege associations, read a report of what
tho dlffuront collegee wero doing along
Christian lines. Ho also spoke on "Are
We Doing the Job." H. L. Helnzeman
discussed tho physical side of the Young
Men's Christian association. R. L. Ew
lng discussed the spiritual side ot the
Young Men's Christlun asBoclatlon.
Other speakers at today's sessions were;
President Taft of Grand Island college,
C. A. JTuller of Wcsleyun. Dr. Ress. uni
versity pastor. University of Iowo; L. R.
Howard and J. P. IJailey.
The conference will close Sunday morn
ing with an address by Rev. i". A. Wor
they on the ""Quiet Hour" and Dr. Bess
will fleUrer an address on 'The Fntnre
Leademhlp ot the Church and Its Oppor
tunity lor NebruHkii Collage Men."
Gennun Aviator ICilled,
KOD5XIGSBBKG, aermuny, Mardh 14r
Tho German aviator, Lieutenant D Lea
ner, of tho 175th West Prussian Infantry
regiment, was Instantly killed hero today,
while attempting to make a landing. His
aeroplanii tipped over near tho ground
and he wns crushed beneath tho motor,
BANDIT VILLA SHOWS
Rebel Chief Expects to Bo President
of. Mexico Before He Gives
IS POPULAR WITH THE ARMY
Via . ., ttto- -v--. -
Statement In Mndo that Carransa
lii to tta Klgnrelirnd nnd Pnt In
Charge of tha Foreign
CHIHUAHUA. Mexico, March '14.-
"Vllln, tho one-tlmo bandit, will bo the
next preaiuum oi uon.u. ximv. is iun
nmbltlon and despito all reports to the
contrary it will remain his ambition until rr10 fact that tho supreme court ren
ho cither is dead or president." dercd a decision which sustained the con-
Ths declaration was mndo today by a
friend so closo to Qcnoral Villa as to give
amuoruy 10 me aeseruon. n was
prompted by reports that tho coming to as an additional argument against the re
Chlhutihua cl General Carranza; recog- neat of tho tolls provision.
nlzcd as tho civil head of tha revolution,
was to bring about conditions more satis-
factory to foreign governments and to
placo in tho seat of authority better ad-
visors than General Villa appeared to
havo In handllnir comnllcations irrowlne
out of tha killing of William S. Benton, a
That Villa and Carranza might meet
nnd that they might publicly embraco as
an evldonco of their perfect harmony was
lvfn nnt . ,M 1 1 ,11 1 1 .
Ctirrunn tn Perfect Details.
ucncral Carranza is now on his way
overland from Sonora and a magnificent
marblo building has been prepared as the
official residence or capltol In which he
Is to perfect tho details of government
Rut it was stutcd emphatically that the
coming of Carranza is not to lessen In
any wuy tho power now wielded by Villa,
who for months has been a dictator. '
"uenerai vma win remain supreme
commander throughout tho progress ot
the revolution." said ono pf his adviser,
Ills succession of victories against tho
federal army, his sweeping away of the
iviiciiii ami, ins avvcciJinic uwuy oi me
Huerta-soldler. from the north of Mexico.
while Carranza remulned In comparative
obscurity on tho Paclflo slow, havo so
rlo male il "rT u" M"
"'IM" -""ortlnaUon to anyono
"Gonoral Villa could not afford to go
...ii. .1.. i. ... i.i . . .?
k mo i.c.w ui hid irouira in me
attack on Torrcoti before ho had first
eatlsfled himself that his going will not
result In tho loss of any of his power."
YOUNG WIDOW MURDERED
BY REJECTED SUITOR
FALL RIVER. Mass., March 14, Mrs.
Tanka Relatskl, a comely widow, 27
years old, was murdered In her door-
yard here today. The murderer, who cs
caped, Is believed by the police to have
been n rejected suitor. Tho assailant seiz
ed Mrs. -'Iielatskl as she was leaving the
house and with a long knlfo practically
ocvored her head.
WOMAN KILLS DEPUTY
SHERIFF AND HERSELF
TACOMA. Wash.. March It George B.
Stone, a deputy sheriff, was shot and
killed tonight by Mrs. Sadie King, who
then killed herfeJf. Two men across the
sireci crozn Mrs. j-vinsrs noma saw
the man run from the house, pursued by
tha woatao aod board the shots that Icil-lowi-d,
SUM wxuo married.
lee II reals TJp nt YitnlilvtL.
YANKTON. Mardh M CBpecJftl-rhe
Missouri dvur broke up at this point
March 13, cute day later than last year,
river broko up Fehruury T7, the earliest
In 1807 tho river broke up February IT,
tha earliest since 1871. In ISO oamii the
latest record, April 4. The nnnteun bridge
was taken out just an hour batata tiui
TOLLS PROGRAM IS
Minority of Committee Say Preal
dent's Policy Means Surrender
of Control of the Canal.
I ABJECT SURRENDER TO BRITAIN
Supreme Court Does Not Agree with
TREATY INTERPRETED WRONG
Acceptance of British View Vitally
Affeots This Nation.
GROVER CLEVELAND IS QUOTED
United Slntr Will lie No Longer
Sovereign on Thin Continent it
Concrreas Surrenders Flnln
Right nf Conntrr
WASHINGTON, March ll-Vlgoroun
denunciation of the Sims' bill, which he
characterized as a notice to the world
that tho United States has abandoned Its
policy of an American cpntrolled Panama
canal and virtually surrendered iU
power to rcgulato its commerce because
of the new "pence iCt any price policy,"
featured a minority report to the house
today by Representative Knowland of
California, against repeal of the toll
exemption clause of the Panama canal
Tho Interstate commerce committee, of
which Mr. Knowland is a member, has
favorably reported the Sims bill, propos
ing n flat repeal. The Knowland minor
ity report suld In part:
"A situation unparalleled and unpre
cedented In history now confronts this
nutlou. Tho passago of the bill would
glvo a British interpretation to tho Hays
PaUncofoto treaty, and thus surrender
for all time rights vitally affecting this
nation, commercially, strategically and
fliiolea Grover Cleveland,
Thousands ot patrlotlo American Citi
zens insist that wo cannot maintain our
national honor In tho present controversy
If wo ubjectly surrender ovejy American
right nt Panama. Tho history of this
country would havo .been less glorious
hud wo fulled to urgo our contention;,
oven when fully convinced of our right.
When tho Venezuela question stirred the
nation, It was a mistake, according to
this 'new' peace at any price policy' for
President drover Cleveland to have de
clared In a message that commanded the
respect of the worlds
" 'Today the United States la practi
cally sovereign on this continent, una
Its flat la law on the sUl.JccU tcvV-lile,
It conJlnes its' Interposition.1 '
Tim rmnrt Earned the interstate com-
rilo'tvo committee ind members of the
house that, by tho provisions rft the Sims
bill, It would forever foreclose the right
of the United States to pass through tho
Knnal tt-Hhntit nnvmtnt of tolls, either
hAfl.-nlm.. ,,..,, cutters. cOlllPr.
,Plln.nnrtI, r other covernment owned
UecUlon of Nnnrrmn Conr4.
tcntlon that tho provisions of tho Hayes-
I pauncefote treaty am not applicable to
i vessels In the coastwise xraae war -..lea.
I Representative Latferty of Oregon, In
his report, said there was no doubt but
that any arbitration court would support
the American contention In the voils con
"It is clear from tho most cursory con-
slderatlon of tho mutter," eald he, "that
I the president nns maue a mountain oui
ot a ,n0, n111 ,n aPPaig in person ne-
fro congress ana u.recung ine -"n
ot th0 world to hs declaration that un-
I !OsB COnKrCDB SUIIVUUCIB n link HW""
I HQ Our 1'IUm riKlllO, IIU Win ,iJfc w r nun
I to get along In the future.'
Workers May Have
Respite of Months
CHICAQO, March 14. Action In the
United States circuit couyt of appeals in
tho case of the men convictea in me,
dynamite conspiracy trials in Indianapolis
was limited today to filing a certlttea
1 ... , . . , . vrti-..
States supremo court denying the. peti
"u" 1.1 .u"" . . r'::',Z
tion for a writ of certiorari to take the
" copy of towS ruling
wa forarde(, to tno t.ourt ot ftPPeato
by District Attorney Dalley of Indian-
,rh -..I,,,. t,m r thn rnurt nt no.
peals opens April 11, and there Is now
before the court a motion for a' rehear
ing of the appeal In the cases of the six
defendants to whom' now trial- "were
Tho question of permitting a rehearing,
in the usual procecdure, would be de
termined before a mandate would be
Issued to the lower court.
Should this course bo followed an In
terval of several weeks la probable be
fore any other sending the defendants
back to prison would be entered.
POLICE PROTECT ALLEGED
ASSAILANTS OF WOMEN
KANSAS C1TT. Mo.. March 14.-A
crowd of 3,000 persons gathered In front
of tho court where Vlck Oueringer, Oecar
Harrison, Leo V. Brenuan and Bert
lUnevan, charged with attacking Mrs.
Gertrude ShWer last Monday, were ar
When the men were takes trora th
court room, scores shouted "0t a to pal"
"Lynch thtrnl" Thirty potlcenvta. pro
tected the prisoners, who -werti rtcnsad
safely to iaSL
ICarto of tba rum vc hoaxd over "siife"
out ta lo thti rimiAJ coast.
Oldeat Rife la Wr1 DeaI.
OTVOSSa MJk4i Marcb lLDnl
O'ContnOl, knwii during the UM. Urr
-yearn aa tho oldest ttriug -BtrUte ot tha
truternal organization of X&.x, Oiol at
his homo Aear her toiajr, U wat 10
yenru aid. He was . ttnnBttr ef the
D.wwso iodjso ittf jr.rka.