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WONDER S O TH E BELJARKfT 4 &% Iongk &W~ Wfrtl Street Ofoing Grazy Again as tfcelublic Goin^ fW"Bptcttl to The Journal. Sgh New York, Jan. 20.-Never in the history of Wall street has there been faf such a market. Almost every .day some stock breaks previous records. The "JSj. quotations are beyond the understanding of the old-lto conservative traders and i\ Investors, who stand in their offices and watch the market running away ^".t* from them because they have not the nerve to advise their customers to buy the stocks at the highest figures they have ever reached. This is the marvel of th 1906 market,sthat at the highest 1 1 pricee there is still much enthusiasm In so many quarters. Two years ago Soo Line stock' was for sale near $40 per share. Today it is around 160or four times its orig inal price. Less than two years ago Anaconda sold below par. -Becently it reacted from near 300 to 260 and looked cheap. Canadian Pacific is up over $60 per share60 per cent of its entire par value, since two years ago. Bulls are to be found "in nearly every stock ex cept the Book Island shares. There are men in the street "who say that the Union Pacific stock will cross the 200 mark before July. As to Great North ern and/Northern Pacific, there is no limit to the prophesies. Many Wild Rumors. Bumor says that the Great Northern toc will sell over 500 before very that the papers are actually signed which will lease the ore lands to United States Steel on a royalty basis to yield the stockholders of the Great Northern over 10 per cent per annum. It does not pay to contradict nch rnmors, for as soon as one is sailed down another comes up to take its place. The street is flooded with euoh storiee. The Missouri, Kansas & Texas is sold to the Burlington every V* day. Things have progressed -SQ far in the direction of selling the Kansas Oity Southern to the St. Paul that even the very day of the sale is confidently pre dicted, and is only postponed when the day named passes without the deal. The Colorado & Southern has been put back in the dividend list seven distinct times in the past monthand each time it Jias been postponed'' for a few days.' Five Roads Gain $266,000,000. Recently the Wall Street Journal printed a statement showing that the stocks of the Great Northern? Canadian Pacific, Northern Pacific, Union Pacific and Soo Line had appreciated in mar ket price in twelve months over $266,- 000,000. The street took it in one mouthful, swallowed it without a gasp, and was not a bit surprised. Six months ago it would have staggered the street, and sent the brokers home thinking deeply over the question of how long it could possibly last. Now, the onlv question seems to be how long it will take to add another $800,000,000 to their value. The northwest fails to amaze the people of Wall street. When the bank Clearings of Minneapolis, Spokane, Seat tle, Portland and Denver were spread out in Wall street at the first of the year, they occasioned comment, by rea son of the fact that they had grown out of all proportion. Next day they were forgotten. Muting Sharks Elated, The new street offices, where they lieal in all things from ice cream com-., panics to Standard Oil, are full of min^ ing sharks. The pockets-of the sharks are full of money. TJiey followed the boom in Amalgamated a few years ago, were properly cleaned out at the game "they didn't know, and now have come back to be in the game again. This time they are backing Anaconda and Amalgamated for all they own and a lot more. Every one of them claims to be a syndicate, representing a few of "the boys." The real copper crowd, the men that have dealt with Rogers and Lawson and their kind for years on the board, i & nr- taMrth.Euta3 toruTt!pe: to be found, these days, in the new res taurants, where you get your seat and have the telephone attached when you it down. MYSTERY IN MUDER OF AN OHIO BANKER Wfcrren, Ohio, Jan. 20tThe people of West Farmington, a village near here ,are greatly excited today as a re sult of the mysterious murder last fcight of R. K. Lewis, a wealthy bank er and farmer, An unidentified man 'came to the home of Lewis in a carriage. Lewis and this man, it is said, were in confer ence for an hour. At the end of that time a hired man in another part of the house smelied smoke and rushed intp the room. He found Lewis lying dead with his head crushed, while his hand and feet were tightly bound. The body was covered with burning straw which had been saturated in coal oil The stranger was missing. It is believed that the murder fol lowed a quarrel over business matters, as a number of account books of the dead man were found lying on the table in the room where the crime was committed. Lewis, who was a widower aWd 70 years of age, lived alone in the house with a hired man. Detectives have been summoned from Cleveland in con nection with the case. AT 70, IOWAN WALKED FAB. Owingsville, Ky.. Jan. 20.-Robert E. Ward, 70 years old, arrived in Boyle county today to visit relatives, from his home in Des Moines, Iowa, after an absence of thirty-seven years. Ward walked the entire distance, requiring one year and six months to make the trip. His family started with him* but after proceeding a short distance were struck by a .cyclone, which Ward's wife and two daughters were killed. STILLWATER CONpERN SOLD. Special to The Journal. Stillwater, Minn Jan. 20 A deal waseducation. -closed at noon today by which the O'Neal Bros.' logging interests here were disposed of t# the St. Croix Lumber com pany of Winton, Minn. The amount Is not stated, but it is in excess of $100,000 Dyspepsia jlnkl Don't think you can cure your dyspepsia l^K^ta [any other way than by strengthening 'Cvl'ind toning your stomach. .^fl That Is weak artd incapable of performing ^its functions, probably because you bare ^imposed upon it in one way or another over and oyer again. If You should take Hood'sSarsaparilla It strengthens and tones the stomach, and permanently cures dyspepsia and all Stomach troubles. Accept no substitute. STEEL TRUST TOWN IS. TO BE KAMEB "JGOMY" Journal Special fervtee. Chicago, Jan. 20.A model town, which will be built by the Illinois Steel company i connection with its new gd.,willben mt to constructed near Buffington. -be naoned- Corey, in honor of W. Ellis Oorey,"p*esiden of the United States Steel corporation, the parent concern. s$ Mr, Corey has achieved notoriety within the last two months by reason of his infatuation for Mabelle Gilman, an actress, and his consequent domestic difficulties. It is understood that the plans of -the company to give the new town,his name include a desire to ex press oon$dence in him and to recog nize his qualities as an organizer and executive. The town is to be somewhat on the lines of Pullman, modernized and is to be built on the lines of the most ad vanced and scientific ideas of municipal reform. More than 12,000 men will be employed in the new plant, which will cost over $20,000,000. MORE TAINTED HONEY WANTED, HE DECLARES Berkeley, Cal., Jan. 20.Services un der the auspices of the assembly of divinity schools of Berkeley were held yesterday in memory of W. R. Harper, late president of the Universitry of Chicago. President Benjamin Ide Wheeler, of the state university, delivered a eulogy of President Harper, in the course of which, in referring to John D. Rockefeller's gifts to the Chicago university, he declared a wish that there might be "more tainted money in the world which could be brought to such good use and be removed from its taint." The death of PresidentHarper, so the speaker believed, will recall to John D. Rockefeller his promises to the University of Chicago and may bring about' even greater opportunities for accomplishing results there. ANOTHER MIDDY ON LONG HAZING ROLL Annapolis, Md., Jan. 20.The naval courtmartial concluded the trial of the case against Midshipman Charles S. James of Grinnell, Iowa, today, George Mann, his counsel, having addressed the court. Later the court took up the case of another first classman, Claude, B. Mayo, of Columbus. Miss., agaitipjt whom hazing is alleged in $%e aifferv ent instances. Mavo is charged with hazing during September last, when he was compelled to forfeit his leave because he was deficient in some of Ms studies. SOFT IGE STOPS THE GDRLING AT DOLUIS Duluth, Minn., Jan. 20.Soft weather has interfered with the curling bonspiel and all games today had to be aban doned. Most of the rinks are forfeit ing and going home, but a good many who are well out toward the prizes, will remain until Monday and finish them, A cold wave is coming tonight and that will "bring good ice again. 24th Annual Reduced-Price Sale. The Great, Plymouth Clothing, House. Journal Special Service. ffr STAHDMD OIL MEN FORCED TO TAXATION New York, Jan. 20.Controller Metz got quick action from the Standard Oil clique as a result of his reviving the deal by which the National City bank has escaped taxation1 i** the old Wall street custom house for nearly nine Tft i I on poi. time yesterday in asking for a confer ence with the controller. Vice President Prank A. Variderlip of the National City bank requested the controller to confer with him about the matter be fore taking official action toward forc ing the bank to pay the $70^000 a"y*ar tax to the city which it evades thru a technicality. This will be followed by a' confer ence between the controller and Presi dent Stillman. The controller says that he is hopeful that a belated victory will be won for public opinion and that the bank will be forced to surrender in its technical fight to escape taxation on the $4,500,000 custom house property. The National City bank is the clear ing bank for city funds, and the de pository of city moneys to the extent of $4,000,000 or $5,000,000 yearly. It was suggested to Mayor MeClellan that the banking commission, the mayor, controller and city chamberlain meet and notify the bank officials that*un less the bank gives some evidence of a desire to treat the tax-eomnyssipW?s fairly and not evade reasonable taxa tion by a technicality, the city would feel itself compelled to deal thru some other bank. The mayor said "N scheme to blackmail the United' States government appeals to me." CHINESE CUPID SCORES Daughter of Sir Ohentung Liang Cheng Is Betrothed. Journal Special Bert ice. Washington, Jan. 20.It has just be come known in Washington that an engagement exists between the daughter of the Chinese minister, Sir Ohentung Liang Cheng, and Mr. Jen, a young student of Amherst college, Massachu setts. Miss Liang Cheng is only 18 years old and since coming to America with her father about a year and a half ago, has been kept in Comparative ,seelusion in the Chinese legation. Her engage ment to marry the young student has ex isted several years, but the marriage will not take place for at least three years from this time, in order that the prospective bridegroom may finish his GRIMES WILL PAY UP Former Treasurer of Kansas Will Make Good Big Shortage. Topeka, Kan., Jan. 20F. E. Grimes, ex-state treasurer, notified Governor Hoch today that he would willingly waive the statutes of limitation and pay every cent of the alleged shortage found covering his administration of the office. Recently expert accountants found a shortage of $77,000 in the treasurer's office, covering the admin istration of ex-Treasurer Grimes and running into the administration of T. T. Kelley, the present treasurer. The accountants were unable to state what became of the money. Chicago, Jan 30.Harvey B. Hurd, many years a prominent attorney of this citv. and the author, of legal textbooks, died today O paralysis.* OVER AMERICANS ffih^K- Special to The Journal. UttM^WX^ Seattle, Jan. 20.Because the lives of Americans are in danger in Caivton and thruout southern China, the trans port Dix, which arrived at the Puaet sound Wavy yard from Manila to under go repairs, was ordered by the war de partment yesterday to be loaded as quickly as possible, to wait for only absolutely necessary repairs, and to rush to Manila td await further emer gency orders. The vessel will be taken out of the deck perhaps Monday and dispatched to Tacoma, where she will take on lum ber, mules and horses, field guns and light artillery. Chinese Feeling Bitter. Professor J. W. Rathbun, who re turned on Tuesday from the institute at Amoy, where he was professor of mathematics, declares that Americans are in* danger of being murdered in Canton and southern China. Most of the emigrants come from these sec tions, and the feeling against Ameri cans because of the exclusion laws is especially bitter. Americans are barricaded in houses in Shanghai, fearing murderous at tacks. In Canton and southern China the boycott feeling is active. The Chinese declare all Americans should be driven from the oountry. Agents of the Standard Oil company have gon*e into the interior in fear of being slaughtered. Professor Rathbun declares that un less something is promptly done to alle viate the feeling, no American will be safe in the southern part of China. Foreigners' Rights limited. Peking, Jan. 20.-It is now proposed by the Chinese government that all fu ture foreign settlements in China must differ in status from the old treaty ?reaty orts i*Th It is pointed out that these ports are practically foreign ter ritory and therefore are able to dis pute Chinese claims for damages, as was instanced in the riots it Shanghai, where China was debarred from main taining troops to keep order. The throne has promulgated regula tions for the administration of the re cently opened port of Chinmanfu. They provide that no lands can be purchased Dy foreigners, that the leases of lands to foreign tenants shall be restrictedjto thirty years, and that the rentals shall be fixed by the government. It is further provided that the Chi nese authorities shall control the policy of these settlements, levy the taxes and control the postal and telegraph sys tems and the public works. These rules are to apply to the opening of Man churia by the Chinese under the treaty jjjth Japan. throne has commanded the vice Toys to submit reports regarding the 'numbers and nationalities of the mis sionaries in their districts. Would Join China's Army, Washington, Jan. 20.Many Amert-' cans who have been connected with the United States army or the naionaL iard or other military organ^atlonig a. guar a or otne military have written to American 'HconsuTs lxTpffia, China seeking information about the "imperial Chinese j&orm- 'arms^ which they have been told is about to be organized.. Minister ^ockhill^ h%s advised the state department that^ these applicants for Chinese service should haye nothing to do with any such scheme.^.*' 4 FRANCE IS AEMffi, OF WAR AT HOME Continued From First Page. der the circumstances will be viewed here with complacence. In the near future Mr. Castro will have to deal with the United States, as Secretary Eoot is now preparing a strong case reciting the outrages per petrated by the Venezuelan govern ment, and the whole subiect will be submitted to congress with strong rec ommendations. France Hesitates. Paris, Jan. 20.The apparent hesi tation Prance's decision relative to Venezuela appears to be prompted by the desire not to begin active measures without first taking the advice of the authorities at Washington. For this purpose Ambassador Jusserand has been fully instructed regarding his govern ment 's point of view, which he is laying before the American government. The officials here agree that Prance's action is somewhat hampered owing to Venezuela's peculiar situation/the for eign claims upon the customs being re garded as placing a blockade almost out of the question. It is feared that if France stopped commerce with the exterior, President Castro would imme diately seize this as a pretext for re fusing to comply with Venezuela's ob ligations towards ^other nations. It is admitted that preparations are going on for reinforcing the French squadron, but the obiect of this step is still un defined. This mueh is regarded as cer tainFrance's next move will depend on the result of M. Jusserand ^con ferences at Washington. Venezuela Is Busy. Willemstad, Island of Curacao, Jan. 20.The Venezuelan government is actively engaged in garrisoning the ports of the republic and furnishing the troops with supplies. According to the advices received here the' general pub lic in Venezuela received the news of the rupture of diplomatic relations be tween Venezuela and France with the utmost indifference, but diplomatic cir cles at Caracas are indignant at the ac tion of the Venezuelan government in not allowing M. Taigny, the retiring French charge, to return to the chore after he had gone on board the French line steamer Martinique at La Guiara Jan. 14, in order to obtain his corre spondence. The eVnezuelan government is con sidering a project for laying a cable between La Guiara and Porto Rico. IS KING EDWARD ILL? Anxiety in British Court Circles over Monarch's Health. Journal Special Service. A \S London, Jan. 20.There are persist ent rumors in court circles that the king's health causes much anxiety and the fact that he was in consultation with three physicians yesterday lends an ominous color to the reports. It is reported that the/ king's throat is bothering him. SA otTAajurrjasDj^nTBa fox rtLEa* Itching, Blind, "Bleeding or Protruding PU. Tone dcogglat wttl refund moner if PAJZO OINT* if&K* fan* to cure jrou In to 1* daya. fe*v TM-mfaMt&m^mttiAis a MASSACRE PERIL"t fiteM Situation Southern China Transport Grows Ominous Ordered ta Manila^ 21 M08p SEATS GO TO PITISH LIBERALS 4 London, 'Jan. 20.The* electoral slaughter of -the unionists proceeds un abated. Out of forty-one returns this morning, the liberals .take twenty-one Beats, twelve- heliij'^akeV from the unionists, including Woodstock, where the Marlborough influence did not suf fice to stem the anticonservative flood. Lieutenant Colonel Arthur JI. Lee, con servative, former civil lord of the ad miralty, who was British military at tache at Washington and later attache with the American army during the Spanish-American war* has been re elected for the South or Farsham di vision of Hampshire by a greatly re duced maiority. The totals to date aret Liberals, 249 unionists. 111 Irish nationalists, 78: laboritea, 37. The former secretary of state for the home department, Arefai Akers Douglas, conservative, has been re elected for the East or St. Augustine's division of Kent. Pour additional returns, two nation alists, a unionist and a liberal, were made this afternoon. SDIGIDE BY IT'TEMP TS LEAPING BEFORE TRAIN Special to The Jonrna}. Prairie du Chien, Wis., Jan. 20. Godfrey Grants, a wealtny German, who carried in his pockets deeds to valuable city lots in Seattle, tried to commit sui cide by throwing himself in front of an incoming passenger train on the Bur lington oefore scores of people who stood on the platform. His head wai badly cut and one arm fractured. He gave hisr home as Green Lake, Wash., but among his papers, v/hich contained deeds to much property in Washington, was a ticket from St. Paul to Steubenville, Ohio. He was locked up by Sheriff Sime pending word from his relatives. Fam ily relations are given as the cause for the rash act. KDBELIK FIDDLE AT A FEAST! THE IDEA! Journal Special Service. New York, Jan. 20.Jan Kubeiik's dignity has cost him $2,000. The violin ist almost had been engaged to play at a musicale at James Henry Smith's, when heI learned that it feast. ie waseto BOAT AS A GIFT TO HEROES OF SHIPWRECK Journal Special ^e^sieji^jKaiv Atlantic vjixy N^?J., Jan 3 ixmfit., dan 20.Cap- tain Mark CastoV^iro of the Cherokee rescue, is to "be presented With a boat at a- dtoner- of th#aAtlantic Oity Board of Trade on Jan. 27. Casto and his crew are to "bejhonortd guests on the occasion, andJls^Jxpecild of Sew1 Dfrtrie* Attorney Jerome Yor3i to be present Lthis b633^oa43i^aft#i^S^ft- Wm woodsmen, Captain Casto in the ^rescue of the tsre# and J&afaen^rs\QffcJhe^herokere.Jin i\ DELEGATES O MEBlGif ARE CHOSfl Washington, Jan. 20.Secretary Root todfSj^ announced that the American jrepresenfeatives to the approaching con ference to be held af The Hague will Joseph Choatef- former embassador to England Horace Porter, former ambassador to France, and Judge Rose of Little Rock, Ark., former president of the American Bar association. MOOBS PREPARE TO BOMBARD BELGIANS Malaga, 4 Spam, Jan. is current'at. 20.The report __ the Spanish set tlement onthe north coast of Morocco, that the Moroccan gunboat Sid El Turki, is preparing to bombard the Maripaca factory where the Belgian flag is floating. FIRE PANIC IN BIG HOTEL. Philadelphia, Jan. 20.Fire which originated in the roof garden of the Hotel Flanders early today created a panic among the guests, which was quickly allayed when it. was discovered that the blaze was not serious. The two top floors were 'flooded and the'fire was extinguished ^without difficulty.^ RUSSIANS STARVING IN WEST. Victoria, B. C, Jan. 20.The fifty three Russian released prisoners of war who recently arrived by the Japanese liner Kanagawa to seek homes, having refused to go to Vladivostok when re leased by the Japanese government, are reported to be in distress and starving at Vancouver and other points in Brit ish Columbia. PHENIX SH6WING GOOD Insurance Company Reports Increase in Assets and Surplus. New York, JaW. 20.The Phenix In surance company Of Brooklyn again demonstrates its popularity in its an nual report to the^tate department, showing a great increase in assets and surplus funds for the protection of the inlhred. The assets of the Phenix now amount to $8,859,128.89, and the surplus to $2,239,198.71. A special feature of this company's business is the prompt payment of any legitimate claims against it. NEW PATENTS. Washington, 1.C Jan. 20.(Special.) The following patents were issued this week to Minnesota and Dakota inven tors, as reported by Williamson & Merchant, Patent Attorneys, 925-933 Guaranty *6sfn Building, Minneapolis, Minn.: Eli T. Forrester, Hot Springs, S. D., railway tie: John -Hamm, Min neapolis, Minn., flask for concrete blocks William D. Linscott, Piedmont S. D., cattle guard Andrew O. Lystne, Eagle Lake. Minn., fishing device John Rauscher, &t. Paul, Minn., cur rent motor: John S. Ricb&rdson, Nowesta, N.J3., bundleDloader Andrew D. Imrie, P~erney, eJ?K crate James C. H# Vaught, Lead, S. D., safe ty appliance Nels Walberg and, F. J. MeArthur, Aberdeen, S. D., thresher Edwin C. Washburn* Minneapolis, Minn., car couple*r. I. My friend, look here! yon know how weak and-hervoua'yoUT wife is, and ypu know that Tartet *s Iron Pills ^will re- ii^d^r^r^feP^^*^ PARLEY DEtEGATES' KEEP PtANS Observable at Mo: Journal Special Servioe, be will not play wher peoola are fidgeting with their food," he said* His dignity, Kubelik said, would not permit it. Caruso and otherB of like standing accepted the engagement and enjoyea themselves at the concert at Mr. Smith's residence. on of the deed Kefotsm fiTIhe annals the New Jersey coast: Mem- an Conference Because of Reti- Y% Algeciras^ Jan. 20. Behind the screen of amiability |hat envelops the relations of the envoys of the powers to the Moroccan conference, a rising feeling of distrust is observable, due, seemingly, to the unwillingness oi both France and Germany to define their positions beyond reaffirming, now some what wearisomely, their adherence to the open door, the sovereignty of the sultan and* the integrity of his terri tory. The French delegates^ in all their conversational reconnaissances with their opponents, have been unable to learn precisely what is the position of Germany, nor apparently have the Ger man representatives been able to ascer* tain the jjoint intentions of France and Great Britain. Extreme caution and lack of confidence have begun to de stroy the favorable atmosphere for ne gotiation which was created by the courtesies and assurances of the first days. There is a feeling among the ambassadors of the less interested pow ers that trouble is in sight. The Mo roccan delegates have become conscious of this and take satisfaction therefrom. PRINGESS ENA IN PARIS FOR TRODSSEAD Paris, Jan. 20.ThePrinceseVictoria Eugenie of Battenburg.more familiarly known as "Princess Ena," fiancee of King Alfonso of Spain, arrived here today incognito from Biarritz, to se lect, with the help of her mother, the remainder of her trousseau. King Alfonso's betrothed, with her mother, is stopping in a modest hotel in the Place de la Vendome quarter. The strictest orders have been given the hotel management to preserve their incognito during their short sojourn before they return to Biarritz. After the princess* stay in Paris, it is said thaf her first interview with King Alfonso since his tour of the con tinent in search of a bride/will take place, the king leaving Madrid for the purpose. WOODSMEN FIGHT BEAR WITH LOGGING TOOLS Speofal to The Journal, Duluth, Minn.. Jan. 20.W. G. Hammond, a logging contractor who is here on business,, gives the details of a fight some of his men had with a bear yesterday. A man named Hans Johnson, he said, was_,responsible for the excitement. He pushed a cant-hook into the bear's nest without a thought that it was the win ter habitation of bruin. A huge black bear leaped out and caught hold of the terrified Johnson, and but for the help of his comrades the woodsman would have been killed. Another man named Chris Peterson calmly hit the bear over the head with a double-bitted ax, and the. other ait+. .encouragedd twas by this act I wife &tts&&8t tefleerttayeten THMTERS TO WAR HERE BE2* TI O. M. BEOS DEOLABBS HE WILL ^INVADE EMPIBE CIRCUIT WITH |%BW MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. ,-^PAUl. HOUSES. isjt Ijf- %f, Closed in with axes an cant-hook* and divorce every ten minutes Judfe un overcome by the combmed assault j 6t axes and other woodsmen's weapons And was killed. It weighed 400 pounds. BAP0| AGAINST TIME 4 Bricklayers and Masons Rush Thru Convention Business. Far behilrd its schedule of business, the bricklayers' and masons' conven tion/ in session at Norma'ffina hall* is working overtime in the hope of con cluding its sessions today. Two hours have been added to the day meeting schedule, and a protracted sitting will be held this evening. Several committees have yet to re port and the election of officers may consume considerable time. There is a chance that the convention will be uablo to conclude its work tonight and will have to adjourn to Monday, instead of sine-die. The only important business of the opening session today was the appoint ment of a special committee to report on a plan whereby a fair agreement in regard to over-time work in mills and factoriese may be reached. The "mill question' 'is especially interesting to those who live in Pittsburg and other smelting centers, where rush work on furtrace repairs is often necessary. The difficulty is ho wto divide the profit of overtime among the workers without hindering and delaying the repairs. SEES VICTORY IN STATEHOOD FIGHT Continued From First Page. Mr. Bodey asked to be excused from answering this question, and Chairman ^Hamilton (Mich:) intimated that the democrats were being forced by their organization to oppose the bill. Object! Objectl Representative Moon (Tenn.)-inter- rupted the argument to say: I object to the gentleman from Michigan and the gentleman from Missouri having this fuss here when in private they ex press opposite opinions." Mr. Rodey denounced the system of taxation in both New Mexico and Ari zona and said corporate influences have beefc' draining Doth territories and holding down their taxes. Under joint statehood he said the people of the two territories could unite and curb these influences and prevent their pub lic domain from being stolen. He prqnounced the denunciation of the Mexican population in New Mexico as ridiculous and said the Mexicans were religious and law-abiding and in no sense a menace to the welfare of the proposed state. Corporate Influence. In answer to questions from Repre sentative Moon, Mr. Rodey made a de tailed stateme'nt of how corporate in fluences get control of territorial gov ernments which are dominated by fed eral officeholders. He frankly said that ho and Delegate Smith, and other well-known men ride on railroad passes and place themselves under obligations to the companies. "Uh'der statehood, he said, governors would be responsible directly to the people and the public demand for increased taxes on corpo rate interests would be respected for political -reasons. *4si Mr. Rofley'a speech Hosed the state hood hearing before the house com mittee. ^*/*fe" r-\,,.~. (1 t, W^ir between two great burlesque theater circuits apparently is to be carried by the Columbian' theater cir cuit into the territory of the Empire circuit, in the twin cities. C. M. Beck declares that he will build in St. Paul and Minneapolis two theaters that will surpass any in either city. He is ne gotiating for a site in Duluth. The Minneapolis theater will be built near Hennepin avenue and Sixth street, he says, and wiH be known as the Temple. In St. Paul, the site chosen is on Minnesota, between 8ixth and Seventh streets, the house to be known as the Princess. In Duluth, where there is no vaudeville house, the thea ter will be near the Bt. Louis hotel ana will be called the American, The Empire circuit already has strongholds in Minneapolis, St! Paul and Milwaukee-, and other middle-west cities. The Columbian circuit, whom it is surmised Mr. Beck represents, is powerful. The Dewey and Star thea ters in Minneapolis and St. Paul are Empire circuit houses. C. M. Beck says he is perfecting one of ths strongest vaudeville combina tions in the northwest. He promises cosy family theaters in which the stage will be easily visible from all parts of the house. Prices will be uniform. All seats, including boxes, will be 10 cents at matinees, with evening prices of 10 and 15 cents. PORGH-GLIMBERS ARE CONDUCTING CAMPAIGN Police Superintendent J. G. Doyle has warned the detectives to look out for porch climbers and he has received in formation .that there are likely to be several attempts at robbery made by those methods. Two residences were robbed last night and two the night before. All are in the same part of the city and at one place the men were seen on the roof by a pedestrian. A young woman who lives near Port land avenue and Twenty-fifth street saw two men on the porch of M. W. Savage's residence, Thursday night, and her presence of mind undoubtedly prevented the robbery. It was about 8 p.m. when she passed the side porch and saw the men. A large hook with a rope attached to the top of the porch Bhowed how they" had reached the place. She immediately went into the Savage home and warned the family. The rob bers suspected her motive and escaped, taking their apparatus with them. The residence of M. Breelauer. 1766 Irving avenue S, was entered by tnieves early last evening. The loot consisted of some rings and other small articles, but the men were evidently frightenea away, for nothing else of value was touched. Burglars also broke into M. Mint enet^s residence, 23320 Girard avenue S, and stole a small amount of money. Both cases are being investigated by the police. FORTY DIVORCES, 20 MARRIAGES. Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 20.Judge E. B. Dillon of the local chancery court granted eleven divorces this morning in two hours' time, or at the rate of one divorce ever minutes. Judge Dil- &*&ntairsri Two^t court. th Lve Mlnneapoll*. I/re St. Paul. iv Omaha Arr Qgden Arr Salt LakaOtty Arr Los Angeles- EGONOMY STREAKI NG THE NATIONAL, HOUSE Washington, Jan. 20.Reform in the matter of making deficiency appropria tions agitated the house yesterday and the entire time of the five and a quar ter hours' session was devoted to its discussion. The urgent deficiency appropriation bill was considered under the general debate* order, and Mr. Littauer of New York, in charge of the lull, set the pace, gf by pointing out the failure ot the legie lation of last year to curb the heads of departments their demands for de-"^ ficiency supplies. He explained the more stringent measures recommended in the bill, and said that several re- $ quests for money had been refused by the epmmittee. 2 The one specific illustration of the need for reform which was cited was the appropriation of $2,615 for a por trait of former Attorney General Knox, which Attorney General Moody had paid for out of the contingent fund of the department of justice and for which the bill would make reimbursement. Under the new limitations this use of the contingent fund will not be permitted. This view of the case was acquiesced in by Mr. Brundige, of Ar kansas, Mr. Livingston of Georgia and Mr, Fitzgerald of New York, all mi nority members of the appropriation! committee. TO CUXE A COLO XX OVE SAT Take lAxatlre Bromo Quinine Tablet*. Drag gists refuifa money If it faOs to cure. S. W. Grore'a signature la on each box 25c Bid. Spring & Mattress o~,,t. $4.50 $10.00 Outfit for $4.50 Wfcmbat llflOQ o*than Mftttetoaall at mm paolal ptioa ti 94.00, andvaadvlMaUat *-fc- Carea all Throat a*d Lang Affections. COUGH SYRUP Get tnefl nine. Armour's Extract of Beef is in a very concentrated form. Will not spoil and is always/ready to use. In buying accept no cheaper brands, but get the Jar with Armour's Label. It's really the most economical Sold by all druggists and grocers. ARMOUR. a COMPANY, Chicago THIS MAP SHOWS THE NEW SHORT ROUTE is SURE:. 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