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The Omaha Sunday Bee
VOL. 31 NO. 41.
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Griffith Determined to IIoM
Prohibited Pro-Treaty Meet
Sunday Free Slate
Britain Sends Warships
Belf.it. April 15.-(By A. P.)
Two Britikh winhlpi have arrived
in Lough Swilly, County Donegal,
northwest of Londonderry, It was
learned this afternoon.
London, April IS. The movement
of tht Britiih warships into the
waters of County Donegal, Ireland,
announced in Belfast advices today,
is Interpreted here as precautionary
measure, in view of the tense situa
tion in Ireland.
Dublin. April IS. (By A. P.)
hamuli De Valera this evening is
sued through his publicity depart
inent an Easter message addressed to
the Republic of Ireland, his special
"Beyond all telling is the destiny
Cod had in his mind for Irelctid, the
lair, the peerless one. You are arti-
lirers of that destiny. Yours is the
faith that moves mountains, the faith
that comforts cowardly reason and
its thousands of misgivings. Yours
: the faith and love that begot the
enterprise of Easter, 1916.
"Young men and young women of
Ireland, the goal is at last'in sight.
Steady; all together; forward. Ire
land is yours for the taking.
"EAM.ON DE VALERA. '
"Easter. 1922." ,
Belief was expressed in some
quarters in Dublin that the character
of the last sentences in Mr. Dc
Valera's message would strengthen
current rumors of a republican coup
during this Easter.
The republican army insurgents to
day still held she Four Courts, which
tliey seized yesterday and no attempt
Mat being made to dislodge them.
T ' Menacing Situation. ' - -
Arthur Griffith's attention was
drawn to the menacing situation tu
.Sligo. "I am going to Sligo," was
his only comment.
A party of men raided the Dublin
express train for Limerick, seizing
and burning the consignments of the
Freeman's Journal and the Irish In
dependent. Armed men also burned
thousands of copies of the Irish In
dependent at Kingsbridge and at the
Broadstone railway terminus in
The Broadstone railway depot in
Dublin, the terminus of the Sligo
line, was strongly held today by Free
State troops. '
It was reported from Sligo that
Bishop Coyne was trying to effect a
settlement between the factious and
that there was a possibility of repre
sentatives of the opposing sides get
tine into conference.
London, April 15. (By A. P.)
Developments in Ireland over Sun
day are awaited anxiously here, in
view of the republicans seizure of
the feur courts in Dublin and Ar
thur Griffith's determination to hold
his protroaty meeting in Sligo to
morrow over the decree of the local
Irish republican commander. The
situation is described as very seri
ous by the morning newspapers.
General 'disappointment is expressed
that the peace continence between
representatives of the free staters and
republicans adjourned without any
sign of agreement, and this is com
mented on as a bad omen.
In Plainest Terms.
." The Daily News says:
' ' "The outlook is one of almost un
believed blackne.-," 'and the West
minster Gazette says it "can scarcely
believe Michael Collins' tolerance
will survive this outrage in the cap
ital of the country for whose gov
ernment he is responsible."
If O'Connor's attitude is anywhere
misunderstood it is not his fault, as
he spoke in the plainest terms to in
terviewers. The correspondent of
the Westminster Gazette quotes him
"We have nothing whatever to do
with politics., We are plain men
who stand by the republic, all pre
pared to sacrifice cur lives rather
than allow the republic to be sub-,
verted. It possibly may come to
fighting, but if it does the responsi
bility for civil war will rest upon the
shoulders of those supporting the
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Belfast, April 15. (By A. P.)
Armed forces of insurgent Irish
republicans are strengthening their
hold on Sligo, where Arthur Grif
fith has announced he will hold a
pre-treaty meeting tomorrow. The
republicans have followed up their
seizure yesterday of the postoffice.
town hall, guild hall and barracks
, until now they control virtually
every position of vantage.
The office of the conservative
newspaper, the Sligo . Independent,
was commandeered last night and an
armed guard is stationed there.
This position dominates the post
office site and the principal streets
of the city, which are being pa
trolled by armed guards of republi
cans. Strife in Belfast
London. April 15. Shots were fired
last night on the college green at
Dublin at a lorry carrying royal
Irish constabulary, says a Dublin
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Marshal Joffre and Wife
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Enroute East Stop 11 Xs&tikuv RpMr'5
Hero of Mame
Speaks of Peace
on Visit Here
American Legion Greets Mar
shal Joffre at Train
Spends 10 Minutes
in City. ..
Grizzled and grim, Marshal Joffre,
symbol of France's indomitable cour
age at the battle of the Mame,
stepped from a train at Union station
last night and greeted the local Amer
ican Legion post through its com
mander, Sam Reynolds.
There were no war reminiscences
with the marshal. His words were the
language of peace of better feeling
between our late allies and ourselves
and an advocation ot anti-jingoism.
He expressed briefly to Mr. Rey
nolds, however, France's apprecia
tion of the -courageous aid America
gave to France it) time of need. '
Marshal Joffre was here, only 10
minutes. His train came in at 6:25
last night and left at 6:35 for the
Interpreting for Marshal Joffre was
JJ. S. Grant, grandson of the famous
president and civil war general. Mar
shal Joffre will assist in the dedica
tion of a. mnnunipnt tn fieri. Grant
when he reaches Washington.
Mrs. Joffre and her daughter were
with the marshal.
Hays Asked to Put
Ban on Arbuckle
Lord's Day Alliance of N. Y.
Says Acquittal in Frisco
New York April 15. Will II.
Hays, director of the National As
sociation of Picture Producers and
Distributors, was called upon to pre
vent exhibition of motion pictures
featuring Roscoe C. (Fatty) Ar
buckle, by the Lord's Day alliance
of New York in a letter made public
Calling Arbuckle's acquittal of a
charge of manslaughter and the
jury s statement in nis Denaii as
"whitewash," the letter addressed to
Mr. Hays said in part:
"We appeal to you. We are not
informed as to the exact bounds of
your authority in the motion pic
ture industry. But heretotore you
have granted interviews and au
thorized pyblic statements contain
ing sentiments which your fellow
citizens, interested in the moral well
being of the nation have gratefully
welcomed. ' ,
"The request therefore which we
respectfully urge upon you is that
vou use vour "authority to intervene
and prevent the outrage to the moral
sensiDiuues oi ine chuchs oi una
country threatened in the proposal
to again exhibit any Arbuckle films."
"In case it should be that the exer
cise of such authority is not within
the bounds of your power as director
of the motion, picture industry, we
then urge that you use your great
personal influence for the accom
plishment of this end." .
Mr. Hays is at home in Sullivan,
Ind., to spend Easter and probably
will not answer the communication
before next week.
are full of
'news for YOU
17th and Farnam
AT Untie 1000
Three-Hour Visit in Lincoln
Crowded With Events
Meets Gen. Pershing's
Lincoln, April 15. (Special Tele
gram.) In three hours Marshal
Joffre, hero of the Mame, with his
wife and daughter, participated n
the following functions planned in
Rode iu parade on Lincoln streets.
Watched as thousands cheered when
Governor McKelvie with a plow and
team of horses turned the first fur
row for building Nebraska's new $5,
Spoke in French to thousands from
the old statehouse balcony.' Saluted
statue of Abraham Lincoln on state-'
house grounds and placed a floral
wreath at feet of the great Ameri
can, Shook hands with Warren
Pershing, son of General Pershing.
Guest at luncheon given by Gen
eral Pershing's sister at Pershing
home. ' Threw coins to urchins at
state agricultural college. ,
Heard university girls sing "The
Marscllaise" and "Star Spangled
Banner" from a balcony in. front of
the university temple. Presented
with bachelor's degree from uni
versity. Moving picture operators
followed the party throughout Lin
coln. Ground Breaking Is Feature. .
The breaking of ground by Gov
ernor McKelvie, coming' on his 41st
birthday, was the feature of the day.
The governor, true to boyhood
practice on - a Clay county farm,
threw one line over his right shoul
der and another under his left arm,
"olicked" to a beautiful team of
white horses and followed a fur
row in excellent form.
Prior to breaking the ground Gov
ernor McKelvie bade his dis
tinguished visitors and uniformed
attaches, numbering four, welcome.
To Grand Army men, American
Legion men and thousands gathered
around him, the governor delivered,
in part, the following address:
"We come today to the 54th year
of Nebraska's statehood. The oc
casion of our meeting today is to
perform the first physical act in
the erection of a new home for Ne
braska's state government. We
may expect that there will arise
trom ' these lowly beginnings a
monument, which, in its permanence
of construction and beauty of archi
tecture, shall'serve the needs of state
and inspire the people to loftier
thoughts of service.
Joffre Speaks on Lincoln.
"We feel highly honored today
upon having as our guest no less
a personage than r Marshal Joffre
of France. We welcome him and
bespeak for his people the love and
admiration that we cherish for them
as an industrious, frugal and cour
ageous people, who, like ourselves,
believe in a republican form of gov
The ground breaking completed",
the party went to the statehouse
balcony wjiere an interpreter re
peated a laudation of Abraham' Lin
coln, General Pershing and the joy
ot the great trenchman in being
present on this occasion.
Mrs. Joffre was the only member
of the party who could speak Eng
lish.. Her 18-year-old daughter was
a decided blonde. Mrs. McKelvie
was present at the reception.
A trip over . the city with the
agricultural college and university
incidents ended, closed the; Joffre
visit in Lincoln. '
Discontinuance of Motor
Is Refused Union Pacific
Beatrice, Neb., April 15 (Speciol
Telegram.) It was announced . at
Union aPcific headquarters here that
the application of the Union Pacific
for discontinuous of the motsr ser
vice between Beatrice and Manhat
tan, Kan., has been refused by the
Kansas Utilities commission. Busi
ness men from Beatrice, Marysville
snd other points protested the ac
tion of the company at hearing herd
at Manhattan March 29. .
Four Killed, Many Injured
in Rain and Wind Storm
Louisville, Ky, Apr. 15. Four live
were lost and many persons were in
jured in a rain, hail, wind and light
ning storm which swept practically
all parts of the state. Traffic was
paralyzed, streets became , streams,
and in the country the wind left
wreckage in, its path.
l! i; '-Trust
Administration Impressed by
Claim That American
Business I Being
Investigation Is Proposed
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNINC.
Omaha Hra Um4 Hlr.
Washington, April U. Are
the anti-trust laws, a now inter
preted, throttling American busi-
liusiness men generally answer in
the affirmative and the Harding ad
ministration has become so im
pressed by their assertions that it
has rnuorcsu an investigation to dc
tcYminc whether the restrictions on
business need an overhauling.
The ' F.diic resolution, which has
been approved by the administration
and is scheduled for passage soon
by congress, provides for the ap
pointment of a joint committee of
three senators and three representa
tives to conduct the inquiry. This
committee is to "investigate exist
ing conditions of industry and com
merce in the United States and the
markets of foreign countries, insofar
as the same directly affect industry
and commerce of the United States.
maiming qucsiions as io prouuiuuii.
distribution, labor and business
methods and to report to congress
and to suggest such legislation, if
any. as it may deem best upon these
subjects with a special reference to
the most effective ways and means
to revive industry and to stimulate
foreign and domestic trade, to
stabilize business conditions as to
the future, to minimize the danger
and distress of recurring periods of
business depression with their re
sultant cycles of general unemploy
ment and to define the rights and
limitations of co-operative organiza
tions as distinguished from illicit
combines in restraint of trade."
Revision Is Suggested.
That the laws to prevent and
punish monopolies in restraint of
trade need to be brought up to date
'Was suggested by the recent Action
of congress, in legalizing agricul
tural associations for co-operative
marketing. Without such legislation
these organizations could have been
prosecuted for violation of the Sher
man anti-trust law. They now will
be permitted to operate under a de
gree of government surveillance de
signed to prevent them from develop
ing into combinations in restraint
Commercial ' and industrial cor
porations say there -is similar need
of legalizing their associations with
the proper safguards against re
straint of trade.
In endorsing the Edge resolution.
Secretary of Commerce Hoover
(Turn to race Two, Column Two.) -
in Train Wreck
Broken Rail Puts Two Cars
of Western Pacific Into
Reno, Nev., April 15. Seven per
sons were 'injured today when West
ern Pacific passenger train No. 2,
eastbound, was wrecked near Winne
mucca, Nev., by a broken rail. The
Margaret E. Moore, Spencer, Ind.,
spine injured. ,
George E. Moore, her son, shin in
Mrs. Mary L. Ball, Bushnell, 111.,
E. McCoy, Riley,. O., scalp badly
Mr. and Mrs. Roy WAVulfert, San
Francisco, bruised., i ,
W. B. Walliams, Los Angeles,
bruised. , '
The locomotive and baggage car
passed ovelr the broken rail, but the
diner, and one sleeping car toppled
over on their sides.
' The injured were placed in Winne
Skinner Baking Company
Becomes Quaker Company
The Skinner Baking company will
become the . Quaker Baking com
pany. John E. Hoffman will be
president and A. Louie, vice presi
dent and manager; H. V. Jeffrey, sec
retary and treasurer; Bert Francis,
assistant manager. Paul and Lloyd
Skinner have disposed of their in
terests. Mr. Louie was the organ
izer of the original company as the
Metzger Baking company.
Widow Zander 0
That's thex question
on street corners, in
homes and shops
See the latest in
The Bee tomorrow.
Nominations Open for Trip to France
litiunt in Ihe Omaha Vet
k ill rontei, coDiteratmir with
American Committee (or Devi-
France, opens today,
mtmiiiatim: in-riml will lat 10
days, doting at midnight, April 2o,
Muring the period no votes will be
solicited and rrun dcirmg to be
candidates niut secure endorsement
of two friend and send their names,
i;m(yiiirf their acceptance, the
bimtl Will editor of The lice.
Voting Mill follow and full detail
of the method of securing votes will
be carried later in this paper.
Cities to Participate
A feature of the contett is that it
is jut at poililc for a woman living
in a city or town of 3.000 inhabitant
to win one of the Kuropcan tours a
fur a woman resident in Omaha.
Candidates are being entered by
Rates for Veterans
Lincoln, April 14. (Special.) The
following statement was issued from
G. A. K. headquarters, Lincoln:
"Nebraska railroads have made a
reduced rate for the G. A. K. en
campment which meets iii Lincoln,
May 9, 10 and 11.
"For Grand Army members and
wives, one and one-ninth fare for the
round trip on the identification cer
"For members of affiliated organ
izations such as W. R. C, Ladies of
G. A. R., Sons of Veterans, Daugh
ters ofVeferans, Sons of Veterans
Auxiliary, Civil War Army nurses,
one fare and one-half for the round
trip. . ,
"Tickets on sale May 5 to 11 and
good returning until May 15, the rate
also including Julesburg, Colo.
"Members of the allied organiza
tions will purchase round trip
tickets receiving from ticket agent
certificate receipt for return ticket."
Man Near Death Refuses .
to Give Name of Assailant
New York, April 15. Lying near
death in a hospital, Patrick Connor,
shot four times by a mysterious as
sailant in Central park Thursday
night, refused steadfastly to reveal
the name of his assailant or to speak
of the circumstances which led up
to' the shooting.
The police, however, declared
themselves satisfied that Connor was
the victim of men seeking vengeance
for his alleged revelation to British
officials of secrets of the Irish re
publican army. Connor, while in a
British prison last October, after his
arrest as a member of the Irish re
publican army near Cork, is accused
of having divulged military secrets.
Youth Sent to Kearney;
Light Sentence for Pals
Louis Rynkal, 14, 2818 G street,
charged by railroad special agents
with being the leader of a gang of
boys who break box car seals, was
ordered sent to the state industrial
school at Kearney by Juvenile Judge
Two other boys, Louis Piska, 14,
4018 South Thirty-fourth street, and
Chester Zonsa. 13, 4011 South Thirty
fifth street, who were caught with
Rynkal on March 31, were also given
Kearney sentences, but sentence was
suspended and they were ordered to
Riverview home for 30 davs at hard
induttrial ronceru. civic oraania
lion. fiatrrnal ociations, banks,
mercantile establishments and cities.
, It i Micvettrd that riliet enter
:hkIc caudiife'te for each J.000 popu
lation, A candidate desiring to enter the
content should first crurc the ig na
tive of two rftpoukihle persons who
will certify to her eligibility. If he
i a member of a mercantile rttab
liihnient, a cixic atoociation oi in
dustrial concern she should ecu,
the support of other members in her
organization to that votes will be
cat for her.
No Limit Set.
Candidates residing in smaller cities
should secure two signatures of re
sponsible person, and then should
ffain the support of civic organiza
tion, churches and fraternal associa
His Annual Visit
WHERE TO FIND
' The Big Features of
THE SUNDAY BEE
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Masons Build Washington Memorial ,
v - . :, v ., , -1 Pasa'.U.-
Omaha Knights Templar Drill Team .
Will Compete lor Honor In Na
tional Conclave at w Orleana
; - ' Paaa l.
PART, TWO. ii, , .
Society and New for Women
Pate 1 to 7.
Shopping- with Folly Pas 1.
"The Gold One." Blue Ribbon abort
ntory by Samuel Merwin Pace
"The Wanted Man," serial by Hairln
Dlckeon Pave .
Editorial Comment Pace 10.
Amusement) - Page It, IS and 14. '
Mania News Page 14.
Sport News and Features
Page 1 and 2.
"Happyland," for the Children
. Page .
Market and Financial Page 5.
Real Estate New Page S.
Want Ads Pages 0, 10 and 11.
"The Married. Life of Helen and War-
ren" Page 9.
rr the Live Boys of Omaha
. Page 9.
Of Especial Interest to Motorists
' Page 12.
John McCormack Under
Knife for Throat Trouble
New York, April 15. John Mc
Cormack, the tenor, who has been
seriously ill of a-, throat affection,
underwent another operation today
because of "the increased difficulty
in breathing," said a bulletin issued
by his physicians. The upper part
ot the pharynx was opened.
The bulletin, issued by Drs. Alfred
C. Dupout, Harmon Smith and C. G.
"Mr. McCormack passed a very
restless night. Dr. Munroe was at
his bedside all night. Dr. Smith was
called at 4 a. m. . and remained in
constant attendance until this hour
(1 p. m.)
"At 7:30 a. m. there was increased
difficulty in breathing; at 8 a. m. he
was operated on hy Dr. Smith, as
sisted by Dr. Munroe; opened the
upper part of the pharynx."
Odell Woman Goes Insane
and Sets Fire to House
Beatrice, Neb., April 15. (Special
Telegram.) Mrs. Joseph Prebyl,
living southwest of Odell, went
violently insane and fired a tenant
house on .her farm with papers and
kerosene the building with most of
its contents being destroyed. She
escaped but was later captured by j
Sheriff Emery and brought to!
Batrice. It is said she has been in
poor health for some time. j
tions, and should run at a representa
tive of Iter city.
, There i no limit to the number of
candidate that may be entered. The
only limit to the number of women
who will be elected in the Good Will
delegation is iu the total number of
vote scurcd by all candidates. It
i entirely possible for 10 women
from this section to be sent in the
Good Will delegation perhaps more.
Candidates will receive award of
trip to France with all expense paid
according to their standing of total
secured. The one receiving the most
vote through her individual eiiort
will take first place. The one re
ceiving the nent greatest number of
votes will take second place, and
One girl wMI receive the gift of the
iTara la fate roar, lalnma On
First Shot Fired by
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. New York, April 15. The first shot
'of the new prohibition navy of Uncle
bam has been hred in the war against
liquor pirates. The' Melehatus, form
er submarine chaser, steamed into
port last night to announce that the
first shot was fired, lasf night when
it encountered a supposed rum run
ner five miles off New York shores.
It was only a blank shot, but it had
the desired effect, for the suspected
craft quickly put out lights, showed
its stern and sailed speedily in the
direction of the Bahamas. The Mele
hatus followed the. mysteriug craft
for three hours, but gave up the pur
suit with the appearance of. rough
The Melehatus, with Capt. Wessels
in command and a reporter of the
New York World aboard, was on its
first voyage as a vessel of the pro
hibition navy. It was dusk when
the mysterious craft was sighted. .
Officers Nab Man Before
Car Owner Heacs of Loss
F.N. Drake, 2046 North Twenty
first street, learned that his motor
car had been stolen only when De
tectives Buglewicz and Cich brought
news of its recovery.
"Why, it's in the garage," Drake
exclaimed.' But it wasn't.
The detectives arrested Grady
Hord, 2115 Burdette street, and in
Central police court ' yesterday he
was held under $1,000 bond. .
Business 100 Per Cent Better
Than Last Fall, Says Meyer
Washington, April 15. Business
conditions in the west and southwest
huve improved 100 per cent since'last
fall, Eugene Meyer, jr., managing di
tector of the war finance corporation,
declared today upon his return from
a survey of 20 states west of the
Mississippi, made at the request of
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t neon 96
Amendment to V)2'i Hill In
creasing Knitted Force From
67,000 Adopted l.y Vote
of 177 to 130.
Opponents Fight to Last
By The Auarlaled Preaa.
Whinutun. April 15. With near.
ly 50 voles to Kpiire "hisf navy" men
put through the house today, by a
vote of 177 to l.Ui, an amendment
to the WIS naval bill increasing the
enlisted force from 67.000 to 8f.000.
Shot at from all sides the bill a
framed by the appropriations corn
milter and opposed by President
Harding, wabbled at times tike a
frail craft then went down by the
the head. There are other sections,
of course, to he taken up next week,
but the big fight was on the en
The vote was in committee of the
whole. When the measure reaches
the house proper a demand will be
iu oidcr for a record vote, but the
wide margin by which the amend
ment won means, according to moat
leaders, that the result will stand.
Letter Changes Tide.
Some administration leaders as
serted that the letter presented yes
terday from the president urging
that the force be not reduced be
low 86,000'swung the tide in. favor
of the amendment which was of
fered jointly by Representative Mc
Arthur, Oregon, and Representative
V'are, Pennsylvania, both repuh.
Fighting to the last, holding his
ground through four solid hours of
debate. Representative Keltey of
Michigan, in charge of the bill, took
the defeat with a smile when a roar,
rising, and growing, swept the
chamber as the march of members
down .the aisle for a . man-to-man
count,, showed that the amendment
had won. . ' ,
When the moment came for a vote
on the' 80.000 amendment the ques
tion was put and there was a loud
shout of ayes and -an even louder
shout oj; noes. - No presiding officer
could have decided wliich side was
stronger in numbers. So great was
the bellow of the "noes" that Repre
sentative Vare, on the winning side,
jumped to his feet with a demand
for a rising vote. Before this could
be called, the whole house shouted
for tellers and in a moment mem
bers were painmcd at the head of the
center aisle waiting for a chance
to crowd through and be counted.
Galleries Join Tumult.
Every seat filled, the galleries
joined in the tumult. Guards who
had kept the crowds in order during
the day, let them shoot as they
Representative Kellcy, as chairman,
of the subcommittee wliich framed
thj bill with its provisions for a navy
with an enlisted strength of 67,000
men less than a navy under the
arms, conference treaty should have,
opponents claimed had the last
word in the long debate. Hajf of
the house stood as he started to
speak. As the gavel tapped the
warning that his time was up, the
chairman, swinging away from.. the
point he was seeking to drive hoine,
namely, that the demand for the 'in ,
crease came from navy yard sec
. "Let me say this; we must not
permit any group of individuals or
any combination of localities to
.throw themselves across the path of
the world in the goal of world pro
gress and peace as set by the arm
Madden Sounds Warning.
Breaking into the debate towards
the close, Chairman Madden of' the
appropriations committee, said be
wanted to warn republicans that if
the right verdict did not come to
day, it would come in November,
when they would be forced to ex
plain why they had failed to bring
about economy, one of the object
to be obtained by the arms confer
ence. Mr. i Madden asserted - the
amendment, as adopted, would add
$60,000,000 in one lump sum to the
total of $233,000,000 carried in the
After adopting the Vare amend
ment the house, without division,
adopted one offered by Representa
tive McArthur, increasing from
$93,000,000 to $107,000,000 the
amount carried for pay of officers
and enlisted men in the next fiscal
Improvement of Seattle
Ship Canal Recommended ;
Washington, April 15. Further
imurovement of the Lae Washing
ton . ship canal, Seattle, at an esti
mated cost to the federal govern
ment of $446,000 is recommended in
a report transmitted to congress by
army engineers, . ., .
Major General ' Beach, chief of
army engineers, in a report for- -:
warded to Speaker Gillett, said it
would be in the interest of economy
to make the full amount available "
in one appropriation. He recom
mended expansion ot the existing
project to the extent of providing
a channel 44 feet deep at mean low
water and 300 feet wide from Puget
Sound to the Great Northern rail
way bridge, with a passing bain
and a long basin at the turn below
the railway bridge, thence 34 feet
deep and 150 to 200 feet wide for
a distance of about 900 feet to the
locks and a guide pier 600 feet long.
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