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build ami need some money, come and si-e me; my rates are the lowest. K. E. Pascoe, 111) North Center Street. FOR SALE. New five-room brick cottage. Electric lights, gas. bath, toilet. North 2nd Street, near Fill more. Ten ier cent cash. Balance In payments like rent. E. E. Pascoe, 110 North Center Street THE ARIZONA. BEFCJI5LI0AN EICillTElttSTH TEAK. IO PAtlKS PlIOEtfIX, ARIZONA, THURSDAY MORNfNG, FEDRUARI '40 190S lO PAGES VOL. XVIII. NO 283 IN GOD WE TRUST " TO BE RESTORED TO GOINS 6 6 At Least it is so Recommended Unanimous ly by the House Committee One 3Ientber Even Proposed to go Further A Uecog nition In a House Kill ol Forto Rico a. a Territory of the United State.". Washington. Feb. 1. President It'-oseveit was overriden today by the house committee on coinage and weights, when by a unanimous vote it agreed to report favorably the bill of Mr. McKinlcy of Illinois requiring the restoration to gold and stiver coins of the national motto, "In God We Trust." During 'the discussion Representa tive Knowland of California, being in a facetious mood, moved that the committee further recommend the placing upon all clearing house cer tificates, the biblical inscription. "I Know That My It-deemer Liveth." THE ECONOMICAL COMMITTEE. Washington, Feb. 1H. Though con sideration of it has net readied the voting: stage, there is the best author ity for the statement that It is the in tention of the house committee on appropriations to flop from $25.Ouft,00O to $;'.MMi.iiiiii from this year's total es timates of $3S.443.i"iJ for fortifications and that of the approximately $10.itnfi, i"H) which the committee means to O. K. Practically nothing will be rec ommended for Atlantic coast fortifica tions and very little for the fortifica tions of the Pacific coast. Nearly al! will be proposed for fortifications and other defensive work in the Hawaiian and Philippine Islands. Last year the war department asked for $1o.iiss,(mmi fur fortifications and was given Jt6.SHS.tmo. It is unofficially understood that this year's estimate, of ."V44:i.)no- had the approval of Presi dent Roosevelt. This total is inclusive of projects whose mechanical achieve ment would require years of work and tli committee is opposed to such early appropriation. PORTO RICO TERRITORY. Washington. Feb. IS. An indirect recognition -f Porto Rico as a terri tory ol the United States was decided upon today by the housf committee on insular nfairs. by an amendment to a favoralde rep rt of the Cooper bill. The iiill as originally introduced pro vides that Spanisli residents of Porto Kic-o. with certain specified exceptions, shall -constitute "a body politic under the name of the presidency of Porto Rico." Tile committee amended the bill so to read "under the name of the territory of Potto Rico." and in t'.at shape it was favorably reported. JUDGE WILFLEY TYRANT. Washington. Feb. 19. The petition for the impeachment of Judge L. R. Wilfley of Shanghai. Judge of the United States court fr China, signed bv I.orrin FL Andrews ft resident of i Shanghai, in his own behalf and for ! other citizens of the United States liv ing then-, was introduced in the house today by Mr. Waldo of New York. Among tne charges are the folhiving: That W'Ifle:- was guilty of 'oppres sion and misuse of his powers as judge" in disbarring seven attorneys and thereby ruining them in standing COS ART" ON A TANK IS A GUARANTEE We are always busy because we do it right. GOSART PLUMBING 28 to 30 North Second Ave. Phone Main 285. CARNATIONS AND VIOLETS RECEIVED DAILY. SANICHAS Secure Positive Protection for Your Valuables One of the most Important acts of prudence-la to place jrour valu ables bey old the reach of fire and theft. This protection can be obtained by renting; a 8ft fe Deposit Box In our Fire and Burglar-Proof Vaults. We bare U only fully equipped Safety Deposit Vaults In this city. Special rooms for customers. PHOENIX NATIONAL BANK PHOENIX, ARIZONA The Prescott National Bank, Prescott, Ariz. Has earned a place on the "Roll of Honor" In the Nation' al System, being numbered seven hundred and twenty. Capital paid In ..... $100,000 Surplus and Undivided Profits ... 120,000 DIAMONDS, WATCHES, JEWELRY OUR PRICES ALWAYS THE LOWEST. SPECIAL REDUCED PRICES ON WATCH AND JEWELRY REPAIRING. ALL WORK GUARANTEED. NFPTPTsM AIM -L lllJL-lVlxll N and reputation in the community and depriving them of a livelihood; that j in defiance of the rules of the United j States supreme court, he made rules I of his own by which no citizen of the United Stales, holding a lawyer's cer ! tificate. would be allowed to practice ! in the United States court for China ! without lirst passing an examination I to be held by Wllfley himself, and that I he wilfully and maliciously refused for a long time to permit any one to prac tice before the court except T. H. Jcr nigan. K. F. Kssenden and Arthur L. Ha..set t. THE CENSUS BILL. Washington, Feb. 1ft. The bill providing- for the taking of the thirteenth census occupied most of the time in the session of the house. Progress with it was slow because of the nu merous amendments offered but which ) in the main were rejected. The bill 1 was amended in one important nar- ticular, thai limiting the census o the mainland of the United States, Alaska. Hawaii and Porto Rico. The provision that an assistant director shall be ap pointed by and with the advice and consent of the senate was stricken out. thus leaving the absolutely with the president. The measure will be further debated tomorrow. Previous to the consideration of the census bill Mr. Henry of Texas urged the republicans to bring in the em ployers' liability bill and the bill re quiring not'ee ffore the issuance of federal injunctions. THE. SENATE SESSION. Washington. Feb. 19. A speech bv Senator Johnston of Alabama on the Aldrich bill and a statement by Mr. Hale, chairman of the committee on naval affairs, concerning the proposed inv estigation o the charges of defects in the construe! ion of the battleships, were the chief subjects of interest: be fore the senate today. Mr. Hale had ; printed reports of Rear Admirals Con verse and Capps- defense of the navy and incidentally expressed his belief in ! the efficiency t the battleships. The I senate in executive session today rati- fied the arbitration treaty between ! France and the United States, signed on February 10th. The naturalization treaity between the' United States and Peru was also ratified. II IMPROVES HORSES IT DERIORAIES MEN The Views of Dr. Lyman Abbott on Racetrack Gambling. Albany, N. Y., Feb. 19. The first hearing on theanti race track gam bling bill was held today. The as sembly chamber wa-s crowded to its capacity with people interested in both sides of thu question. As feature of COMPANY Phoenix, Arizona. Res. Main 220. EAT FAMOUS SANICHAS SUPREMUS SOFT CREAM CHOCOLATES. BROS. Manufacturing Jeweler Removed to 33 W. Washington Street. I! the hearing was a letter from Dr. Ly man Abbott, in which he characterized the Percy Graw 1aw "which makes gambling legal on one side of the fence and illegal on the other," as ethically and logically absurd. "There is only one argument adduc ed in favor of race track gambling," said Dr. Abbott: "namely, .that It im proves the breed of horses. The an swer to that is conclusive, it dete rirates the breed ol men." Millionaires, race track followers, clergymen, lawyers and legislators were represented at the hearing on the bill. As suggested by Governor Hughes tonight, after over four hours' discussion the hearing wan adjourned until Thursday, March 4th. During the interval it is Intimated, August Bel mont, chairman of the Jocky Club, will call a meeting of the organization to agree upon certain suggestions to be submitted .to the ligislative council de signed to check gambling by young men. Anting those wTio made brief re marks were Mr. Itelmont and James. R. Keene who own many famous race horses, and P. I. Johnson of Kentucky, president of the National Trotting as sociation. The principal address against the bill was by Joseph S. Auctbach. attorney for the jockey club. He declared that the measure would create a discrimination against race tracks and favor the pool rooms. He criticised Governor Hughes for mak ing "a speecli here and a speech there and with full scenic effects" in sup port of the bill. "I ain not saying," he continued, "that this bill was prompted by the pool rooms, but 1 do say that it is in the interest of pool rooms." . "Racing Is not conducted for the sake of betting." said Mr. Hchr.ont. "but for the breeding of horses, one of the incidents of racing is the bet ting, and 1 must say that it is indis pensable, but it is only an accident." "1 think." said Mr. Keene, "the bill as recommended would simply trans fer the betting from the race track to the pool rooms. The moral effect de sired would not be accomplished." Asked by Senator Agnom if he did not believe the l rooms were closed now, Keene said: "I think there are at lP;tst loo pool rooms now open in New York, and you can bet' al! the iioney you want.- There is nothing to stop it. Governor Hughes knows little about the question, and like many re formers he has looked upon one side of the question and nit upon the oth er. The bill would strike at fifty or sixty million dollars' worth of property and would retard the progress In horse breeding for three decades. It will drive out of the stitfe J.'."..0o(i.ooo an nually and throw out of employment 1J.0II0 people." NOT FIT FOR SERGEANT. Cinan, Former Head of the San Fran cisco Police Department. San Kranelsen FoV 19 .Terrv l- I Hian. despite the fact that he was i j the head of the lmlice department for ; several years, was today adjudged in . capable of holding a sergeancy on the i-'iv-e. ifceiin n nil piau'I'H unit i corporals. Dinan toi k the civil service examination for tin- next higher grade. In'nan's claim was submitted to the city att rney who rendered an opinion ruling out Dinan from the list of elig ibles. A JAPANESE NOTE HANDED 0 O'BRIEN It Agrees With a Number of Ameri can Suggestions Concerning Emi gration. Tokio, Feb. 19. A memorandum of the Japanese government was handed to Ambassador O'Brien today. It Is understood that it agrees in general terms with a number of suggestions by the American government that in sures further restriction of emigration by the practical prohibition of labor ers. Every -evidence is that Japan has been unsparing in her efforts to avoid further complication but the govern ment is facing a powerful opposition from the emigration companies which arc behind the proposed resolution in the diet to censure the foreign policy of Viscount Hayashl toward China, America and Canada. Its passage would certainly entail the resignation of the cabinet. Aokl. since his return, has essoined an attitude of unfriendli ness toward llayashi. Large Shipment of Fisk and Hartford Tires just re ceived. These makes have stood the TEST and show they are the BEST. We GUARANTEE onr work and i goods. Phoenix Cycle Co., LANE BROS. & WHITE. 22-26 W. Adams. Phone Red 524. Open Saturdays until 9 p.m. LOOK SMALL RANCH well improved, nice location, in orange belt. See about this. You can't beat it. HENRY & COSTLEY 15 N. 1st Ave. 1 PRESIDENT IS CURIOUS To Know What is the Mat ter, With the Railroads lie Has Heard That They Have Been Affected by Drastic Legislation. Washington. Feb. 19. The serious industrial changes in prospect were in the mind of President Roosevelt when he wrote a letter to the interstate commerce commission yesterday which was made public today. It says that information has reached him that on account of the enactment of drastic laws by congress nnd by various st:ite legislatures, it is regarded as neces sary by the railroad companies to re duee the pay of their employes. He points out that under the law either party may demand the services of the chairman of the interstate com merce commission and of the commis sioner of labor as a board of consul tation He suggests therefore, that the interstate commerce commission make such Investigations as will enable It to furnish data concerning wage con ditions on the various railroads that may relate indirectly to a possible im pending controversy. ATCHISON'S REDUCED FORCE. . Topeka. Kans, Feb. l!t. It as an nounced today Jhat the Santa Fe rail way has ordered a reduction of eigh teen per ci nt in its mechanical de partment all over the system. Two hundred nfli-n were discharged this af ternoon in the Topeka shops. A re duction was made in other Kansas shops. A special from Newton says that the Sant.'i Fe laid off -"' men in the shops there today for four days. Practically all departments are affected. o REDUCED EARNINGS DEPRESS SIOCKSi Unpleasant Rumors on the Stock Ex change Regarding Southern Pacific. New: York, Feb. 19. The feature of the financial "situation which was brought into notice In the action of today's stock market, was the position of the corporations, especially the r.iilr.fcids. w'th important maturing obligations to meet. While the falling off of L'leir earning power has cn croaeh'.d so far upon the margin of the surplus available for distribution as to seriously impair the niarket standing of their securities, the fjould group was acutely affected by these considerations today. The de gree of resistance shown by the gen eral market Is worthy of remark. Steps now being taken towards a re trenchment in the, economies of th railroads to meet the falling off of business. Vffer one of the leading sub jects. Fears of strfke troubles that may follow reductions of wages are considered to be an appreciable in fluence in the undertone of the se curities market. Reports of an intend ed receivership for the Missouri Pa cific are denied by the head of the system. Its stock sold as low as 32 early in 1S97. Missouri Pacific sold once at 10, bi-.t since has been held above 3U'4. today's figure. Western Union at 41 was today's low price, the low record sine?" IST'1. when it touched 3"Vj. Another decline in cop kt as an incident of the day. PHOENIX ACADEMY AND BUSINESS COLLEGE. Cor. 5th Ave. and Adams St. ( The best Commercial Course. The best systems. The best training. Racycles and bi cycle tires of all kinds. Many arc taking advantage of the low priced bicycles now on sale. ' Griswold & Co. The Bioycle Man. 84-36 W. Adams 8t RESTAURANT COMPLETLY FURNISHED 'iimiiiiiiiiiimmimiimmiiiiifiiiiMii FOR RENT immiiii.uimmiimmimimimmiini APPLY TO W. J. KINGSBURY TEMPE, ARIZ. STOCKS. Amalgamated Coppof 4, American Smelting ."H, Atchison 68. St. Paul 107'i. New York Centra! il4Vi. Penn sylvania 111"-?. Reading 9.".'t4, Southern Pacific 63. Union Pacific 116. U. S. Steel 2S'A. pfd. 92 Vs. METALS. New York, Feb. 19. London tin was lint hanged, spot being quoted at 126 10s and futures at 123 10s. The local market was weak owing to the arrival of French supplies, which will be available for delivery. Quotations were S27.73fi 28.50. London copper was lower, with spot at 36 12s and futures at !36 17s. It Is claimed that leading producers have sold a large quantity of copper in the domestic market since the first of the year around 13 cents, but some un certainty seems to exist in this re spect. Prices today were reported weak with lake at J12.2ji 12.30. elec trolytic $12.12V2fj 12.37',2. and castings at $12.H 12.23. Speller declined 3s to -21 3s In London, but remained dull and un changed at tl.S0fi4.85 locally. London iron was a shade higher with standard foumlr:- at 47s and Cleveland warrants at '48s 7'mI. Lo cally no change was reported. ORAIN. Chicago. Feb. IB. Wheat opened nearly one cent below the close of yesterday. The close was firm. May opened ?lrlc lower at 90 tfi 91e. ad vanced to 92'2C and closed nt 92 ft 92c. May corn closed at BOc. Oats were weak. May closed at 52SgC. CATTLE AND SHEEP. Chicago. Feb. 19. Cattle receipts about 17.0O0; market strong: beeves J3.93!i 6.10, cows and heifers tl.Sofi 4.43. Texans t3.7.4' 4.3o. calves $3.23 "Si 7.00. westerns t4.ooTt 4.73, stockers anil feeders 32.70r4.Kii. Sheep receipts 12.000, market strong. Natives $.123ii 3.30. westerns t3.234i 3.30. yearlings S3.304i 6.30, lambs $5.00 M'..90. westerns $3.00417.00. THAW NOT SEEKING DIVORCE. Matteawan. N. Y.. Feb. 19. Thaw today denied the reports that he had begun' or was alxnit to begin proceed ings to secure a divorce from his wife, Kvlyn Thaw. DOUBIE HOLIDAY TIIROUGHOUI PERU In Honor of Washington and the Pres ence of the American Battleship Fleet. Lima. Feb. IS. The American bat tleship fleet is expected to reach Cal loa about 8 o'clock tomorrow morning. Two wireless messages were received today. The first conveyed the in formation that the fleet was then 2l'4 miles from port. The second, much later in the day contained a message of thanks from Hear Admiral Evans. He expresses appreciation of the af fectionate welcome by the Peruvian nation and its president. The admiral said he considered the Peruvian escont to Callao a great hon or and thanked the government for its offer to transmit his messages to the navy department at Washington but he added that he had nothing at pres ent to communicate. ' Tin government has issued a decree making Saturday a holiday in honor of Washington's birthday and the Americans' visit, and it has ordered the Peruvian warships to salute the American flags at noon. -The banks, and commercial houses have decided to close tomorrow. Great crowds are expected to greet the fleet when it steams into port. President Pardo will give a public reception to Admiral Kvans and his officers. A message from the Connecticut said that Ad miral Evans had not yet recovered his health. AN EARTHQUAKE SHOCK. Viefma. Feb. 19. An earthquake shock lasting two seconds occurred here tonight at l:lti. No damage was reported, but so strong was the shock that the recording pencils of the sels mographic station were displaced. The Ieybach station recorded shocks last ing four minutes. FOR SALE Farm Lands Improved Unimproved Fruit Lands Citrus Deciduous Grain Lands Alfalfa Lands Our list covers lands in all parts of the Valley l1,1. J, MURPHY REAL ESTATE, First Ave. and Adams St TELEPHONE MAIN 194 OUR COMMERCIAL GRIP LOST IN MANCHURIA The Cause is Not as Might be Supposed Japanese Aggression It is Attributed by Government Officials to the Grow ing Tendency In This Country Toward Governmen tal If emulation. Washington, Feb. 19. Information from an unofficial source evidencing the aggressiveness of Japan in Man churia has been accumulating in the state department for some time. That this condition is irritating in an in creasing dejrree to China Is a mattef of knowledge here. It !s said with authority, however, that in no manner has thu Chinese government brought the matter to the attention of the Am erican government and no reDort on the subject is looked for. A remarkable explanation of the at titude of our government in this im portant matter is developed as the re- jsnlt of an injuiry directed toward of ficials who cannot be euoted but are in xsitions to direct our policies. In effect it is as follows: It is frankly admitted that America is losing her commercial foothold In the rient. This ; loss, however, is r.ot chared to Japan. Rather it is asserted to be the effect of the growing tendency toward inter nal governmental regulations in the United States. . As an illustration attention is called to these facts: Five years ago flour in barrels were being shipped to the irient from the northwest: steel rails from Pittsbur and cotton in bales from Texas. These shipments were j made possible because of the exceed jinglv low ocean freight rate bv a rail- road omb'niit ion. This arrangement I fias beep condemned br the courts as ;a conspiracy against rade. and the j developments of trade has been aban ! doneil. The domestic 'var. as It is I characterized, against the Standard oil, which is credited with the largest .Oriental trade of any Ameiican enter prise, i-i declared to have been disas trously arfect''-e ir; the orient, while the tobacco and c4ton trade goods are ;said to have been damaged heavily in land through the operation of railroad I legislation here. From tHs :oint it seemed easy for 'government officials here, conversant jwith foreign matters, to view Japanese : commercial aggression in Manchuria ! with a greater degree of complaisance than "oi'ld bo the case in the face of ;an urgent domestic demand for govern mental assistanc e. Japan, it is as serted, can without great difficulty justify ever thing she has done in (Manchuria as -sanctioned by the 'open dixir" poller initiated by the late Sec j refary Hay and adhered to by the ; greater nations, including Japan. ; While Japan may justify these things i through the "open door" policy, it has j been charged that there exists evi j dence here of the use of many methods ! and practices w hich might not bear ; the light of impartial investigation. ' Besides a claim to eeual footing with other nations in Manchuria in the j "open cVKir" basis, she has. U is as serted, obtained many valuable con cessions through which her control of railroad and telegraphic facilities Is practically complete. This control is known to be used primarily in the in terest of Japanese tradesmen to the detriment of all foreign competititors. this disadvantage of course being felt by American tradesmen as well as by those of other fwreign nations. As the trade of Germany and Eng land and other nations- Is more valu- j able than the American trade, and as these nations are what is termed high ly commercially organized. It would not be a great surprise to American di plomacy to hear of protests from these quarters against Japanese aggression. There is nothing in Hay's promul gation of the "oMen door" policy which LUNKENHEIMER Valves and Steam Specialties. We have them. D. H. BURTIS 15 East Washington St., R NAVAJO NEVER STEALS Live anions the Xavaio Indians, as I have done, and you will come to hold of that typical Indian the same high opinion that I myself hold. A Navajo is the soul of honor. At my trading jntst 00 the res ervation in northern Arizona. I see the Navajo in a very different light from that in which he apinared to you as you traveled along the Santa Fe railroad. He spurns stealing and to beg he is too proud. A Navajo will actually almost starve before he will either ask for a cruinb or take it without asking. It is at my trading post that I have come to know the Navalo so intimately, and it is there, too, that I am enabled to acquire his best products. 1 have first choice of his blankets, and the helpless curio dealers who depend on third parties are compelled to take the remnants. By means of my intimate friendship wi;h the leading Navajo men. as well as by my close knowledge of blanket values. I am en abled to get my stock, at a much lower figure than others and to , save money in large quantities to the person who wants one blanket as well as to him who wants a don n. R. L. BflLKE U- S. Indian Trader Proprietor of the Big Curio partakes of the nature of an agree ment with any nation looking to Its maintainance. For this reason it is predicted that should a combination of protests be made, any movement init iated br foreign nations, the support which it would receive from this coun try would be r.o more than moral. o LONG AND SYSTEMATIC ROBBERY j Detroit, Feb. 19. S. G. Goldbery. of I the firm of Goldberg liros., oierating j a large deyartment store, today an I nounced that through a conspiracy j among certain of the 23rt employes of : the establishment the firm has been ; robbed of between L'5.0on and 30.0i 'worth of merchandise in the pest few years. NEW ADMIRAL IN COMMAND ON THE WAY HOME The Retirement of Fighting Bob Evans Will Ta!-9-flae on August 18. Washington. Feb. 19. Bevond the statement that Rear Admiral Evans will probably be nrecluded from com manding the Atlantic battleship fleet on the return voyage from the Pacific by reason of his retirement on account of age on August 18th. the navy de partment officials decline to make any predictions as to who will be in com mand on the home-ward voyage. With the exception of Admiral Syerry. who is not in robest health, none of the fleet admirals with Evans has much more than a iear of active ser'ice in prospect, a fact which will probably operate to prevent their assignment to the supreme command. The president. It is said, has not yet made a choice", but among the of ficers regarded as particularly eligible are Admiral Uriel Sebree and Captains Wainwright. Schroclor, Potter and Sutherland, some of whom will obtain the rank 4 admiral very soon. lutiiiHiiiiiiiii!iiiunniiiimi!ii:iiiiuiins I DWIGHTB. HEARD i MONEY TO LOAN I E 5 I On Buckeye, Arlington- or Phoenix Real Estate I I DWIGHTB. HEARD j S Corner Center and Adams, city. S llllllllUIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIUIEIIIIIIIIlIIIIIlCIla? Phoenix. Stoqe on West Adams St.