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FOR SALE. New five. room brick cottage. . Electric lights, gas. bath, toilet. North 2nd Street, near Fill more. Ten per cent cash. Balance In payments like rent. E. E. Pascoe. 110 North CeiKer Street. , MONEY TO LOAN. If yen want to bnllJ and need some money, come and see me; my rates are the lowest. K. E. (Prvscoe, 110 North Center Street. THE AEIZONA lCHillTKEHTII PIIOEVIX, ARIZONA, TUESDAY MORNING, . MAKCII I O lOS VOL. XVIII. NO REPUBLICAN. BATTLESHIP CRITICISM HEARD BY COMMITTEE Two Admirals Furnish Partial Support of Reuterdahls Article (ioodrkh ami lU'iny of the Opinion That the Armor Belt Line is Slightly Misplaced--Anyhow the Ships Are Best in the World. "Washington. Match 9. Test imony was adduced today before the senate committee on naval affairs which is investigating tlw criticism of battle ship construction, showing that the lo cation of the armor belt on American battleship is too low. On the other hand a letter from Secretary Metcalf was read, declaring it to be the opin ion of the board of construction, and llear Admirals Evans and Brownson lh:U the armor belt lines of the battle ships Deleware and North Dakota were right. The secretary in his com munication took occasion to dvlu,ne that the American battleships are su peiior to those of any othor navy. The witnesses today were Lieuten ant Commander Waite, associate in v sptetor of target practice, and Hear Admiiais George C. Remey, and C E. Goodrich. 'Interest was attached t-j Acmiral Goodrich's tes;imony because after the publica.lon of the Keuterdahl article he said in an interview that he had called attention years before to such defects as were alleged by Reu terdahl. He aserted that he believed the American ships were good nut that they would be made better. Tie wjs iski d by Chairman fJale tf he would subscribe to Reuterdahl's state ment thavif our ships went Into action , they would be. no bJtter off than thv Russian ships when they treni inta battle with the Jauanese. " I "Oh. no sir." he replied, tils positive manner indicating tha he thought there could be no comparison. H was evident that Goodrich was GOJART" OH A TANK IS A GUARANTEE We are always busy because we do It tight. GOSART PLUMBING 28 to SO North Second Ave. . Phone Main 285. ESC '.Yi.ftTi.l inlrfi A Bargain Tou car. not duplicate in a small, well Improved Ranch See us quick before it is gone. HENRY & COSTLEY 15 N. 1st Ave. NOTICE! To all Whom it May Concern All written guarantees on Diamonds, and all guarantees on Watch work, issued by the Crescent Jewelry Store or the Phoenix Jewelry Store will be covered and protected by I. Rosenzweig Successor to both of said stores. No. G and 8 East Washington Straet. Phoenix, Arizona. Secure Positive Protection for Your Valuables One of the most Important a cts of prudence la to place your Tain ablea beyond tha reach of fire and theft. This protection can be obtained by renting a Safe Deposit Box. in our Fire and Burglar-Proof Vaults. We have the only fully equipped Safety Deposit Vaults In this elty. 8pclal rooms for customers PHOENIX NATIONAL BANK PHOENIX, ARIZONA The Frescott 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 Profit ... 120,000 DIAMONDS, WATCHES, JEWELRY our PrticES Always the lowest. SPECIAL REDUCED PRICES ON WATCH AND JEWELRY REPAIRING. ALL WORK GUARANTEED. NFRTRDMAlSI 1 IVlLjL-'lVlil.l N seeking not to precipitate controversy. He was asked about the German navy, sticking" to the eleven inch gu'i. The admiral said the twelve inh gun was bolter than tile eleven inch, and th.i thirteen inch better than the twelve in--h. He was about to leave the stand when Senator Tillman called Ids J -n-tion to the fact that Commander Simms a few days ago' gave the name of Goodrich as one of the men who would corroborate his declaration that th department would not accept of ficers' criticisms. The admiral looked annoyed. H ve you made reports to the de partment criticising any matter of construction?" asked Mr. Tillman. "I have.f replied the admiral. An swerirg other Questions he said he hid criticized the location of the armor belt. "What do you .think about?" asked Mr. Tillman. "I think jurt as Admiral Remey does: J have adopted his expression," said the witness cautiously. Pressed for a more definite reply the witness said that he thought the ar mor belt .was too low. It was sug gested by Mr. Hale that chances have to be taken as to conditions at the time a ship went into action. "The whole naval life, senator. Is a chance," the witnessed remarked. Tillman returned to the charge that officers had been discouraged from making suggestions or criticisms, and demanded Goodrich's experiences. "I made several suggestions which COMPANY Phoenix, Arizona. Res. Main 30. Pool Room and Bowling Alley Business For sale or rent. Easy Terms. Phone or Write. W. J. KINGSBURY TEMPE, ARIZ. X Manufacturing Jewel Removed to 33 W. Washington Str er. Street 1 have nbt borne fruit. Do you want a specific instance?" "I want something tangible," replied Mr. Tillman. C!oiMlrie,h sa'd that in 1902 he rec ommended the abolition of the mili tary masts with fighting tops. As ships nre now being designed, the ad miral said, they do not have these fighting tups. "Then this recommendation did not fall on harnn ground." said Mr. Tillman. "I cannot flatter myself that my let ter had anything to do with the deci sion to do away with this feature," said the admiral. The hearing will be resumed tomorrow. CALIFORNIA POPULISTS Fresno, March 9. A. J. Jones, of this county, today issued a call for a state convention to the national convention at St. Louis on April 2. MAKING SHORT WORK OF MURDERER ALIO It Is Possible That Hii Case Will go to The Jury Today. Denver. March 9. Al 5:20 this even ing, a jury was secured to try Gusiep pe Allio for the murder of Father Lee Heinrich of the Roman Catholic church at St. Elizabeth's church on February 23, lastr Alio it is chargedshot and killed the priest while the latter was administering the holy sacrament to him. ' The entire session of the court today was taken up wilh.the examination of talesmen, thii ty-three passing through a rigid Cross questioning by District j Attorney Gee Stidger and by Robert H. Widdecombe. attorney for the de fense. At times, Judge Greely Whit fori took a hand in questioning the talesmen. The defendant's attorney used the right to the peremptory chal lenge freely and eleven men who were satisfactory to. the state were com piled to leave the box on demand of Widdci oinbe. When the b.x was finally filled. Judge Whitford instructed the Jury that they would be kept together and 1 not allowed to connnunicate with any one during the trial. An adjournment was taken until tomorrow morning. With the jury box filled it is believ ed that- the rest of the trial will not cor.yume more than two days. It Is possible that the case may go to the jury tomorrow evening. o PKICtS HEID fIRM IN STOCK MARKET Traders Betray a Disposition to Await Better Times Before Moving Too Fast. New York. March 9. The conserva tive views held by professional opera tors in stocks over the Improvement of conditions underlying the values of securities was indicated by a reaction today from the sharp advance which occurred in prices on Saturday. The demand was not large, but the float ing supply of stocks was found to be light again and prices were put up without encountering formidable ob stacles. Copper enjoyed a wide re bound. The London price of metal here was more firmly held. The rise in prices was firmly held to the end. Bonds were firm. STOCKS. Amalgamated Copier 52. American Smelling 63, Atchison Tl'i, C. M. St. P. 116. New. York Central 996, Pennsylvania 116. Southern Pacific 7214. I'nion Pacific 119;. V. S. Steel 32. pfd. 95-. METALS. New York. 'March 9. London tin was higher today, spot closing at 1.14 1.1s and futures at i" 131 1.1s. Locally i it was dull but higher in sympathy, ranging from $29.5i 30.00. Copper was also higher in the Eng lish market, spot closing at 57 15s and futures at 66 5s. Locally it was dull and no change was reported. Lake was quoted at $12. 374fr 12.50, electrolytic $12.25fi. 12.37'2 and casting at J12.14fi r 12.25. Lend was higher at 13 17s Gd in the London mart-t. Locally it was dulk.and a Miade lower at $3.65(3 3.70. Spelter was unchanged at 20 17s 6d in London. The local market was dull and lower at $4.60fi'5.70. The English Iron market was higher, with standard foundry at 50s 6d and Cleveland warrants at 51s 10d. Lo cally it was unchanged. No. 1 foun dry northern $18.25f 18.75, No. 2. $17.1" 418.25; No. 1 southern and No. 1 southern soft $17.25& 17.85. GRAIN. Chicago, Mafch 9. Wheat was nervous- and closed weak.- May opened frc lower at 95Vii96c, advanced to 97 c, declined to 95C and closed i at 93-8C. Corn was strong. May closed at U4Vl'C. May 'oats closed at 53HC. CATTLE AND SHEEP. Chicago, March 9. Cattle receipts 25.000; market highfr. Beeves $4.20 6.25. cows and heifers $2.00(75.15, Tex ans $!.O04.80. calves $5.257.00, wes terns $4.00ifi 5.00, stocksrs and feeders $3.00 r,i 4.90. Sheep receipts 16.000; market strong to 10 cents higher. Natives $3.65i4.00, westerns $3.7.1 Si 6.00, yearlings $5.50ffi 6.25. lambs $5.60ff 7.10, westerns $5.75 i 7.15. GATHERING IN NITRATE FIELDS i Valparaiso, March 9. An American syndicate has purchased the Port Co lose railway and the nitrate fields as well as the nitrate fields of Tarapaca ad Autofagasta for $12,000,000. THE DIRECTOR UNRELIABLE A Charge Against Census figures The Accusation Ha to Do With Products of the Pa per TriiHt. New York, March 9. Charges of of fical dereliction were made against S. N. D. North, directory of .rhe census, in a letter sent toPresident Kooscveli by Herman Raider, piesldent of the American Newspaper Publishers- As sociation. Ridder charges in a lotter written to Representative Dalzell that on the subject of news print paper prices for a period of .fifteen years Director North gave a series of "false and mis leading figures." He charges that the oirector failed to exercise diligence In ficklng for information and thathe used worthless and secondary sources ot Information. , "That letter has been used on the floor of congress as an official publi cation," says Ridder in his communi cation o the president, ami it was de clared by Chairman Payne of the ways end means committee to be "as "accu rate as it can be." He points out mat in Director North's letter there was a lapse of three years for the per iod from January 1, 1897, to January 11,1900, when paper dropped to $o2-.a ton or 918 less than the present asking price. ' Riader says that In thos; three years thirty mills were merged Into the In ternational Paper company. The let ter says that the lowest price appear ing any where in the extraordinary compilation by the director of census Is $6 per ton in excess of the lowest pice vhi(-h paper has been sold in New York and that "no books of any I. rge paper manufacturer will show such prices as are credited by Director North." THE AMOUNT OF CEREALS IN ME FARMERS" HANDS An Estimate Issued by the Crop Re porting Board of the Department. . Washington, March 9. The crop re porting board of the department of agriculture in a bulletin issued today places the quantity of wheat in the farmers' hands on March 1, 1908. at about 23.5 per cent. equivalent to 148,721.000 bushels of last year's crop as compared with 28.1 per cent, or 206.844,000 bushels of the 1906 crop a year ago, and 24.6 per cent, or 155, 268,000 bushels, the average in the past ten years. - The quuntity of corn In-the farm ers' hands on March 1 is estimated at 37.1 per eent. equivalent to 962,429.000 bushels of last year's crop, as "com pared with 44.3 per cent, or 1,298, 000.000 bushels of the 1906 crop, and 39.4 per cent, or 882.707,000 bushels as the average for the past ten years. The quantity of oats in the farmers' hands on .March 1 is estimated at 35.6 per cent, equivalent to 267.476.000 bushel's of last year's crop, as com pared with 39.8 per cent, or 384.461,000 bushels of the 1906 crop and 23.3 per cent, or 311. 625.000 bushels, as the av erage for the past ten years.' AGITATION IN ARGENTINE Bolivia, March 9. Disquieting news Is reported here of political unrest In the Argentine' Republic and trouble is feared. . nl LIGHT BREAKS IN. Thoughtful Farmer Learns About Coffee. Many people exist in a more or less lm-'.y condition and it often takes years before they realize that coffee Is the cause of the cloudiness, and that there is a simple way to let the light break in. A worthy farmer had such an xope rience and tells "about it. In a letter. He says: "For about forty years, I have had Indigestion and stomach trouble In va rious forms. During the last 25 years of bilious w..C .Pb-hMokaqtonicTH I would not more than get over one spell of bilious colic until another Would be on me. "The best doctors I could get and all the medicines I could buy, pnly gave me temporary relief. "Change of climate was tried with out results. I could not sleep nights. had rheumatism and my heart would palpitate at times so that it seemed it would jump out of my body. "I came to the conclusion that there was no relief for me and that I was about wound up, when I saw a Postum advertisement. I had always been a coffee drinker, and got an Idea from the ad. that maybe coffee was the cause of my trouble. 'I began to drink Postum Instead of coffee and In less than three weeks I felt like a new ma. The rheuma tism left me. and I have never had a spell cf bilious colic since. "My appetite Is good, my digestion never was bettor and I can dq more work than before for 40 years. "I haven't tasted coffee since I be gan with Postum. My wife makes it according to directions and I relish It as well as I ever did coffee, and I was certainly a slave, to coffee." "There's a. Reason." Name given by Postum Co.. Battle Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to Wellville," in pkgs. , A CUT IN RATES. From and To Points on the Pacific Ccast. V Portland. Ore., March 9. Steerage rates to San Francisco on the vessels of the San Francisco and Portland Steamship company hare been reduc ed to $5. The rates stand as follows: Cabin $15. second class $10, steerage $5. The Northern Pacific company's rates remain unchanged, as follows: First cabin $15, second cabin- $12. steerage $10. TWO MORE TAFT DELEGATES Hastings, Nebr. March 9. The fifth district republican congressional, con- j vention tonight elected two-delegates to the national convention and in- structed them for Taft. o I THE EARLESS ALFONSO ENR0U1E TO BARCELONA He Believes That a Show of Courage Will Endear Him to His People. Madrid. March 9. Ing Alfo nso left for Barcelona shortly after six o'clock this evening. He will spend twit days there, It being decided at the last mo ment that he should leave Barcelona on Wednesday afternoon, Instead of Thursday morning. Some of the Spanish ministry op posed his going while others were of the opinion that the danger was great ly exaggerated. The king himself would not be dissuaded, expressing the belief that evidence of his determina tion and courage would be appreciated by his subjects and -that the visit to Barcelona would be of great political, advantage. Queen Victoria remained at Mad rid. Senor Maura, the premier, and Captain Fernandez Nino, minister of marine, accompanied him on the train. TAKING NO CHANCES Every Precaution at Barcelona For the Kino's Safety Barcelona, March 9. This strong hold of Spanish republicanism and the center of the violent agitation for the past twenty years, though dominated by royalists, a hot bed of anarchism. Is preparing to greet the King of Spain. King Alfonso will arrive here to morrow morning and every precaution within the power of the civil and mil itary authorities has been taken to safeguard him during his brief stay. The public buildings have been deco rated and flags and streamers are fly ing everywhere so that, outwardly at least, the reception will be a patriotic one. but that there is danger of at tempts at demonstrations is shown by the fact that the official program of the visit has not been published. All the houses along the streets through which the king will pass have been searched and will be guarded from now on. Today, an additional order was is sued that all these houses must kee;i their doors closed when the king is pacing. An Austrian squadron Is lying in the harbor, and King Alfonso will visit the squadron on Wednesday. n i- THE AUTO RACE The American Car Still in the Lead at Laramie Laramie, W'yo. March 9. The Amer- ! ican car reached here at 2:43 p. m., having run the last 55 miles In three hours and twenty minutes. ; THE GERMAN CONTINGENT ' Clinton la. 'March 9. The Oerman j car arrived at 5:15 o'clock today. It I will spend the night here. j RACING BY MOONLIGHT Omaha, Neb. March 9. The Italian car passed Schuyler Neb. at 4:25 this ' afternoon, having made 80 miles in eight hours. The car will run until midnight, as the moon will give suf fieient light. The road Is ghod. SILVER DEALING Washington. March 9. The treasury department today purchased 100.000 ounces Tf silver for delivery in New Orleans at 55.740 cents per ounce. FA R M For Rent on Favorable T erms W. J, MURPHY REAL ESTATE, ' First Ave. and Adams St TELEPHONE MAIN 194 ' SCHMITZ TO GO FREE CONVICTION NULLIFIED The Supreme Court the Gourt The Former Mayor's Counsel Will Move at Once lor His Release From His Eight Months' Confinement On Bail. San 'Francisco, March 9. The su preme court this afternoon by a unan imous vote, handed down a decision denying the application of the prose cution in the San Francisco bribery graft cases for a re-hearing of the de cision of the district court of ap-als on the appeal of Schmitz. convicted of extortion in the French restaurant cases. Without a dissenting vote among the seven justices, the court sustained the appellate court that the indictment on which Schmitz' was convicted, was de fective in that it did not aver that Schmitz was mayor, and RMef. his co defendant, was the political boss prac GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION Of the Affairs of the State Bank and Company Goldfield. March 9.y-The grand jury continued this afternoon the investi gation of .the affairs of the State Bank & Trust Company and will be engaged in that work for several days. State Bank Examiner Miller was called be fore the body testifying in detail re garding the securities held by the bank. Miller's statement showed that the institution was Insolvent to the extent of $431,069, as against $375,000 when he made his first examination. He charges that the deficit was the result of a system of trading allowed by the state bank commission, follow ed by the officers of the bank. PHOENIX ACADEMY AND BUSINESS COLLEGE. i Cor. Eth Ave. and Adams St. The best Commercial Course. The beat systems. The best training. FOR SALE A BEAUTIFUL QUARTER SECTION OF LAND, located northeast of Phoenix. Excellent orange land, all in cultivation: well fenced ami cross fenced. Nice shade; full water rights. If sold promptly i $112.50 per acre EASY TERMS i For particulars sw E. J. Bennitt & Go. Phoenix - Arizona. When you have decided to TAKE DOWN THE HEATER let our stove man du the work, and temper. It's a good time to have out also. D. H. BURTIS, Two Months Would you work two-months cf a paltry $35.00? A Nava jo wo man works more than two months for less than $35.00. It, taxes an expert Navajo blanket weaver at least two months to make one of the blankets that you pay $35.00 for. And from this you have to de duct the cost of the 'wool that goes Into it. And the Navajos have no labor unions that shorten their hours cf work to eight or ten. They weave with the most assiduous indus try from sanrise to sundown, and fn-quently far int; the night. With their little" papoose, the "hopeful" of the family, amusing himself with the wool that his father has clipped, the mothers of the tribe sit stoically and silently weaving the wonderful blankets that have made them famous. , i There Is not a lazy bone in the body of a native Navajo. The men raise sheep and stock of other kinds and ply their trade of sil versmiths, while the women ply their fine Italian hands. When you sec these genuine Navajos in my Big Curio a"nd have explained to you the process by which they are made, the wonder in your mind w ill be not how they cost so much, but how they are made for so little. R. L BftlKE U- S. Indian Trader Proprietor of the Big Curio Sustains Decision of of Appeals tically in control of the city, and that as such they were in a position to ex ercise oov.er and undue influence over the police commissioners. It did not show that Schmitz resorted to unlaw ful means in threatening to have the liquor licenses withheld. The decision practically nullifies , tRiiefs plea of guilty to the same ! charge, and Invalidates the remaining (four extortion indictments agnmst the ! two. -It will enable Schmitz to gain j his liberty on bail after eight months of confinement in the county jail. Counsel for Schmitz announced to night that immediate steps would liT taken tomorrow for the former may or's release. miiiiiiiiiimmimmiiuiiiiiiiiimiiiiiig I DWIGHT B. HEARD I 1 1 Two Big I Bargains on N. j Center St., j Acreage Property , for ' . ! Subdivision. I dwigbtb! beardJ r: Corner Center and Adams, city, zl mm iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiifitiiniiiitiiiii3iiniii? Tires Tires Tires j All high grade, largest assortment i in Phoenix. Every one guaranteed at . I Phoenix Cycle Co., Lane Bros. & White. 22-26 W. Adams. Phone Red 524. Open Saturdays until 9 p.m. Racycles and bi cycle tires of all . kinds. Many are taking advantage of theIow priced bicycles now on sale. Griswold & Co. Rirwla an 4.3ft W. A A. save the wear and tear on your the flues and chimneys cleaned to a Blanket Store on West fldams St. V v.