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MONEY TO LOAN.-If you want to
build and need omf money, come and
see me; my rates are the lowest. E. E.
Pascoe, 110 North Center Street
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 Center Street.
That Much Was Added Yesterday to the
Fleet's Long Itinerary
An Acceptance is Awaiting: an Invitation From China
and Alter That alfbther Proposals Will lie Cour
teously Declined.
Washington. March 20. Tne Amer
ican battleship fleet will visit Japan.
The desire or the emperor of the Island
kingdom to play the host to the fleet
was laid before Secretary Root yester
day by Baron Takahira, the Japanese
ambassador. The invitation, which is
couched in the most cordial terms,
was made the subject of extended con
sideration by President Roosevelt and
the entire cabinet today. Secretary
Root directed that the acceptance of
the invitation be laid before the Jap
anese ambassador today. It is regard
ed in official circles here as more than
likely that China's will be the next
bid for a look at the fleet. Should this
be the case the invitation will be ac
cepted. .Secretary Metcalf and Admiral Pills
bury, chief of navigation are arranging
the details of the new itinerary. With
the exception of China it was deter
mined that all gther invitations, should
any be received, will be declined, for at
the best, the fleet will not now be able
to reach the Atlantic seaboard before
the first of next March. 7 he itinerary,
which seems to be the most direct, in
cludes stops at the Hawaiian islands,
Samoa, Melbourne. Sydney, Manila,
Yokohoma. (should that port; be se
lected as the stopping place in Japan),
possibly a Chinese port, oack to the
Philippines then home by the way of
the Suez canal with only such steps
as may be necessary for coaling.
The fall target practice has been
planned to occupy a month at Manila,
cither before or after the visit to
Japan. Although the target practice
is regarded as decidedly important and
the custom is to have the ships occupy
a month each spring and fall in gun
practice, the desire to have the fleet
return to its home station, may lead to
a curtailment of the month planned for
Manila. Japan will have the ships a
week, according to tentative plans.
AVMfe the stops at foreign ports so far
made have been on an average of ten
c'ays' duration, a part of the time was
occupied in taking on coal. With the
visit to Manila, no coaling operation
will be necessary at Yokohoma. This
will enable the entire stay there to be
i.iven up to the festivities and show
features of the visit.
The acceptance of the Japanese in
vitation is regarded in official circles
as considerable importance In the way
' of showing the cordiality existing be-
tween Japan and the United States.
The added trip is nearly equal to the
. distance of a voyage from- New York
! to Europe". The text of the invitation
and reply has been withheld from
publication by the department, pending
its receipts by the Japanese govern -;
I Tokio, March 21 (Saturday.) The
j American government's acceptance of
.Japan's official invitation to the battlc
1 ship feet to visit Japanese ports, was
received with every evidence of grati
fication, when it was communicated to
the foreign office and the naval de
, partment by the Associated Press this
morning. Today being a national hol
iday all departments are closed,
i Foreign Minister Hayashi, who re
ceived the Associated Press corres
pondent at his official residence said:
"It affords me and the whole eople
of Japan intense satisfaction to know
that our invitation has been accepted
so promptly. I placed the matter be
l fore the cabinet on March IS. The
j ministers unanimously adopted it. and
, instructions were sent to Ambassador
Takahira on March lth to extend the
i invitation. I believe the visit of the
! f leet will aford opportunity to demon
, strate the sincerity of Japan's friend
jship for America and its appreciation
I of the courteous attitude of the Amer
I lean administration and congress. The
' full reception program will be prepared
! later."
j News of the acceptance of the invi
t tation was communicated by telephone
i to Baron Saito. minister ot marine, at
j his country residence. He was eiiual-
ly pleased with the intelligence. Other
officials anj naval officers seen by the
Assorhrtert Press correspondent ex
pressed pleasure and anticipated a
; splendid reception for the fleet. The
lection of the government in issuing the
; invitation was kept a close secret.
' Pending its acceptance nothing was
known by local newspapers and there
; fore there was no press comment. Am-
bassador O'Brien and members of the
American embassy and staff were
gratified at the action of their govern
ment. Hayaiihi will communicate with
Ambassador O'Brien when he is offi
cially notified of the acceptance of the
Los Angeles. March 20. Ruth Sar
gent, a fourteen-year-old school girl,
tried to commit suicide. this afternoon
by shooting herself In a school yard
in the city. The bullet missed her
heart but perforated a lung and was
removed by an operation. She will
probably recover, over-study is given
as the cause.
Landed in .Brazilian Port by the
Cruiser Chicago.
Pernnmebuco, March 20. The Unit
eel States cruiser Chicago, on the way
from the Pacific to the Atlantic, en
tered the outer harbor today, having
In tow the disabled Austrian steamer,
Robina, bound from Hull for Buenos
Ay res. Afer dropping her tow the
Chicago saluted the port and again put
to sea.
Fitchburg, Mass.. Mach 20. A ten
per cent wage reduction will go Into
effect In the cotton mills of the Park
Hill Manufacturing company of this
city on March .loth, l.PMi hands being
J affec ted.
We are always busy because we do It right
Phoenix, Arizona.
IS to !0 North Second Ave,
Phone Main 285.
Res. Main M0.
Pool Room
Bowling Alley Business
For Rent or Sale
Easy Terms.
Phone or Write.
15 N. 1st Ave.
What They Cost in 1901 and What the
Electric Boat Company Wants Now.
Washington. March 20. In suport
of his assertion that more than a mil
lion dollars of unnecessary profit had
been paid by the government to the
Electric isoat company for the pur
chase of submarine torpedo boats, and
that similar high profits are contem
plated In pending contracts proposed
to be awarded to that company. Mr.
L-illcy of Connecticut has prepared for
submissii n to the special marine in
vestigating 'committee of tile house,
certain statements of comparisons and
The statements in. hide extracts
fr m hearings before the house naval
affairs committee in :n)l and 102,
when Rear Admirals Melville. o'N'eill
and Bowles were examined as to the
cost of construction if a submarine
boat. In his statement O'Neill said
that from his own observation he
thought 1'iii.oiifi each would be a very
liberal price for the Holland boats,
contracts for which Mr. Lilley com-
plains call for a pi rchase price of
$2S5.fto per boat. Melville testified
teat the probable cost of manufacture
of a Holland boat was between $.'0.0on
and JT5.0H0. This statement was made
in liMH. when the Holland was fifty
lour feet long, and it wa proposed to
increase the length to eighty feet.
These new boats, said Melville, would
inbably cost $9'i.'M'(i. Bowles ex
plained that the department estimated
S12a,Ao0 per boats as a proper appro
priation on account of the probable
cost of conducting experiments to sat
isfy the department of the efficiency
of the boats before their acceptance.
Said Mr. I.illey: "I will submit a
comparative statement of the bids
submitted by the Electric Boat com
pany and the Lake Torpedo Boat com
pany, for the construction of subma
rines on April 3ith, 1907. from which
it appears that the submarines to be
Constructed by the Klectrlc Boat com
pany cost on an average of about J520
per ton more th:jii the prices offered
by the Lake Torpedo Boat company
under guarantees required by the navy
department and subject to the per
formance prescribed prior to accept
ance. By this statement it is also
seen that the price of the Lake com
pany was JSOu per ton. which ap-
yproc hes very closely the price given
by Admiral Bowles.
"The foregoing facts and conditions
influenced me to introduce the resolu
tion. I believe that the official state
ment and facts therein asked for will
go a great way to disabuse the illu
sions of the minds of the Electric Boat
i company and their agents' and repre
I sentatives technically and non-technl-I
caily as to the practical merits of the
boats they claim are so good.
Lille y concluded with the declaration
that "these boats are the most expen
sive implements of warfare without
rendering any practical value in return."
lhe President Will Send
Antfiher Special Message
It Will Be Transmitted, to
Congress "Within a Day
or Two.
Washington, March 20. As a result
of an extended discussion as to the
necessity of again drecting the atten
tion cf congress to recommendations
by the president, looking to legislation
amendatory of the Sherman anti-trun
law and other topics mentioned In his
previous messages, a decision has been
reached to send another message to
congress within a day or two. It Is
said at the White house that the mes
sage has not been written and it is
not probable that it will be sent to
congress before the Introduction of the
civic federation bills by Representa
tive Hepburn.
This statement Is based upon the be
lief that the moral effect of the intro
duction of these bills might be seri
ously impaired if they were preceded
by a presidential message Indicating
their scope in advance, thereby reduc
ing them to mere forms.
No explanation whatever can be had
from any official source for publication
respecting the reasons which have
brought about this decision after it
had been announced that there "was no
Intention to send a message to congress
at present. It is believed, however,
that the explanation is to be found in
the stimulation of public interest In the
legislation be dealt with In the mes
sage caused by the very active propa
ganda Instituted by the labor element
and pressure brought tfo bear by that
element directly upon the administra
tion and upon congress by the chief3
who have been in conference in Wash
ington within the past few days. The
fact that the labor people are asking
for legislation that goes far beyond
the limit which the president fixed in
his mind as proper, possibly suggested
to the administration leaders the ne
cessity of laying their own case before
the people to counteract a far as pos
sible the appeals which are certain to
be made to the mass of organized labor
through their various organization
publications when it becomes officially
known that the demands of the execu
tive labor organization has failed to re
ceive approval, either at the White
House or at the capitol.
Whether or Not He Is Engaged to
Miss Elkins Is Only Guessed at.
Secure Positive Protection for Your
One of the most Important acts of prudence la to place your rate
able bey old the reach of fire and theft.
This protection can be obtained by renting a Safe Deposit Box
in our Fire and Burglar-Proof Vaults. We hare the only fully
equipped Safety Deposit Vaults la this city.
Special rooms for customers.
The Prescott National Bank, Prescctt, Ariz.
Has earned a place on the "Roll of Honor" In the Nation
. at System, being numbered seven hundred and twenty.
Capital paid In ..... $100,000
Surplus and Undivided Profits ... 120,000
N. FRIEDMAN Removed to 33 W. Washing!
on Street.
The Oklahoma Dispensary Bill Will Be
Signed Today.
. Guthrie.- Okla., March 20. Both
houses of the legislature today passed
the state dispensary system measure
with an emergency clause attached.
An amendment by Speaker Murray of
the house provides that there shall be
special elections held this year to vote
upon the dispensary bill. The vote will
be taken after the dispensary system
is established. The governor will sign
it tomorrow.
Phoenix, Ariz.
Stop! Look! Listen!
on New Wheels, Tires, Sundries and
Bicycle Repairing at THE LEADING
Phoenix Cycle Co.,
22 to 2G W. Adams St. Phone Red 524.
Open Saturdays unfil 9 p.m. '
Washington. March 20 After n fly
ing visit of three days in Washington
the Duke of Abruzzi left at noon to
day as unceremoniously and mysteri
ously as he came to the city. He said
he would depart from New York en
route to Italy, sailing possibly on the
Cunard liner Lusitanla. with a valet.
Practically all the information ob
tainable at the Italian embassy re
garding the duke's movements was
that he would return to the United
States in the near future.
Whether an engagement between the
duke and Miss Katherine Elkins re
sulted from the royal visitor's trip to
America, no one at the embassy was
willing to say. In fact, no one there
will even discuss the subject.
It has been generally accepted that
one of the purposes of the duke's visit
was to submit a formal proposal of
marriage to Miss Elkins, whose ac
quaintance he formed about a year ago
when the Italian squadron visited the
Jamestown exposition. The Italian
ambassador. Des Planches, and the of
ficial and unofficial household uni
formly maintained the greatest reti
cence in regard to the movements and
doings of the duke, averring that he
was traveling in a private capacity as
a gentleman whose personal affairs
were nobody's business but his own.
For this reason only the scantiest pos
sible information has been made pub
lic. Early today the duke took leave of
his host and hostess and went to New
York. He was accompanied to the
station by many officials of the. em
bassy. In view, however, of the vari
ous publications respecting the duke's
visit to this country and Washington
and its reputed result, the Italian am
bassador consented today to give out
through his secretary an informal
statement bearing on the subject. It
is substantially as follows:
"The question of the engagement is
a private matter and nobody has a
right to know anything ubout It The
statement that there was a meeting
of the Elkins family at the Italian
tmbassy several nights ago is abso
lutely false. No member of the Elkins
family has been at the embassy either
during tiie duke's visit nor for a long
period prior to that time.
"The duke is In this country on a
regular leave of absence granted him
by the minister ofmarine whila 1.1s
vessel, the Regina Elena. Is undergoing
some Improvements. 'The duke's leave
Is now exhausted and he goes back to
resume command of the vessel. The
duke is leaving on the best of terms
with his acquaintances and friends.
To some he has given assurance that
he will be back in the neat-future."
To Receive an Announcement of the
Rome, March 20. The Duke of
Abruzzi is returning to Rome, accord
ing to a report of wide circulation to
night to obtain the full consent of
King Victor Emmanuel to his marriage
with Miss Katherine Elkins', daughter
of Senator Stephen B. Elkins of West
Although confirmation of the report
is lacking, the fact that no official de
nial has been given out at Rome the
statement was made at Washington
that the duke will again visit America
in the near future, seems to lend con
siderable weight to it.
If it proves true that the duke's re
turn to Rome at this time is for the
purpose of obtaining royal consent to
his marriage some announcement on
the subject is likely to follow his arriv
al here. Italian court etiquette pro
vides that in case of the marriage of
any member of the royal family, an
nouncement must be made several
weeks in advance of the event by the
prefect of the palace to the reigning
house of royal princes, members of the
diplomatic corps and high officials of
state. The house of Savoy will be
represented on such an occasion by
one of the princes, possibly one of the
brothers of the Duke of Abruzzi.
If the marriage of the duke to Miss
Elkins should take place; In the I'nited
States and b legalized according to
the law of that country the only for
mality necessary in Italy would be an
insertion in the books nf record con
taining certificates and births, anil
deaths and marriages of members of
the royal family, one of which Is kept
in the general archives of the kingdom
and another in the archives of the sen
ate. Court etiquette also establishes
that cousins of the king shall be des
ignated as the most serene highness
prices of the blood taking the name of
Savoy. Their wives shall take the
position and titles of their husbands.
Italian newspapers speak in the
most complimentary manner of the
duke and the young American lady
with whom his name is associated, de
claring that an excellent impression
has been produced by the possible en
trance of Miss Klkins into the royal
family of Italy. The newspaper. Vita,
remarks that only one reservation will
be r.iarle to general satisfaction with
the match and that is that the duke
might appear as one of the "so-called
European gentlemen going to America
in search nut only of a wife but a for
tune." ' The question of Miss Elkins
becoming a Catholic does not occur to
the public mind, the Vatican having
declared that it will not put any ob
stacle in the way of the marriage.
With Minor Amendments as to the Classes
and Pay of Vessels
An Amendment for the Construction of an Auxilliary
Fleet Tiejectetl as Was a Kider Rearing on Intro
duction of Liquor Into Prohibition States.
It Was Laid Out on the Desert East
of Tonopah.
Tonopah. March 20. The American
car was disabled on the desert ninety
miles from a telegraph or telephone
office. Tonopah has sent a man to the
car's assistance with a repair outfit.
It is expected that the car will arrive
here late tonight or early in the morn
ing. The car had had hard luck since
leaving Ely last evening. It was only
a few miles out when it was stuck in
the mud. Fifty miles farther on it m"t
with a more serious accident.
AVashington, Mann 20. The ship
subsidy bill was passed by the senate
today. It pays to " ten-knot vessels
plying between this country and South
America, the Philippines. Japan. China
and Australia. per mile, the amount
awarded by the act of 1S:1 to vessels
of twenty knots only. The bill Was
amended in the senate so twelve-knot
vessels will receive J2 per mile, which
was the allowance under the existing
law to sixteen-knot vessels. Amend
ments were also adopted providing
that if two or more lines of steamships
ply from Atlantic ports to South
America under the provisions of the
bill, one line shall stop at two ports
south ;f Cape Charles. There Is a
stipulation that no more shall be paid
for subsidies than is from such service
by the government.
During the considetation of the bill
Mr. Hale made a spirited plea for an
auxiliary navy, declaring that without
! auxiliaries cur navv Is denendent uoon
I frr..l fiMinlHi.u -in.l i n o'.u i.t it'-,.
we would be helpless. An amendment
was proposed by Mr. Newlands for the
creation of a committee, consisting of
the secretary of tile navy, the post
master general and the secretary of
commerce and labor, to provide for the
construction ef twenty-seven vessels,
ut a cost of as many million 'dollars,
available for auxiliary vessels for the
navy, to be let. out on new 'ines of
transportations on terms satisfactory
to the government. Mr. Newlands'
amendments served to elicit a speech
from Mr. Haie. He spoke of the great
need of additional auxiliary ships for
the navy but said they should be pro
vided for in the naval appropriation
i oiu. xre. sum mere were wun ine
American fleet on the way around the
worm cmy nine co:ners or. our own.
while there were twenty-eight foreign
colliers. If there should be war. no
government would allow us to use one
of these colliers, and without them
our magnificent fleet would be as use
less as "a painted ship on a painted
ocean." he asserted. Mr. Hale declared
that the American fleet was one of
the most magnificent and formidable
squadron of ships that any nation had
ever put on the ocean. He spoke of
the voyage of the fleet as a spectacu
lar exhibition intende.-'. to affect our
status at home and in the orient, taid
Mr. Hale: "There is no immediate
danger of war. certainly not with Eng
land or Germany, although four or five
years of fear of danger with Germany
was exploited as a reason why we
wanted more ships. But I take it. the
reason for sending the ships was to
impress the east, the orient, with our
power. Even England could never
send such an enormous fleet about the
world. Hence 1 conclude that the voy
age has been undertaken for the ben
efit of the east, to impress everybody
with it as the fleet goes along."
"Is there any doubt." askd Mr. Tel
ler, "that every nation knows our
naval strength as well as we?"
"The senator must ask the presi
dent." responded Mr. Hale.
"I do not believe it is necessary."
said Mr. Teller. "The exhibition i
possibly not so much fcr the influence
upon the Asiatics as upon the Ameri
can congress."
An amendment was offered by Mr.
Haie and adopted, by which the ves
sels of the larger class shall hereafter
receive pay for carrying mail similar
to that provided for vessels of the sec
ond class under the existing law.
Mr. Newlands' amendment-authorizing
the construction of twenty-seven
auxiliary vessels was rejected. Mr.
Clay offered an amendment bringing
within the police powers of states and
territories all control over intoxicatinsr
liquors after such liquors shall have
been brought within the states. The
bill was passed . without division.
The American -Federation i f Labor's
statement of grievances was laid be
fore the senate today by Vice Presi
dent Fairbanks and read in full. It
was ordered printed as a senate doc
ument, 1.000 copies being authorized.
(Continued on page 7.)
Tonopah. Marcli 20. The American
car arrived here at 11:10 tonight.
Vienna, March 20. The condition of
Emperor Francis Joseph was better to
day. His majesty has no fever and his
cough is less ptiinful.
Buckeye Bargains
Fine Alfalfa Farms
M ft.
from forty to
one hundred and
ten dollars
per acre
Corner Center and Adams, city. 2
Common branches, J4.00 per month.
High school course. $6.00 per month.
Racycles and bi
cycle tires of all
kinds. Many are
taking advantage
of the low priced
bicycles now on
Griswold & Co.
Th. Bicycle Man. S4-3S W. Adams St
One Well Located
Warehouse - Lot
Faces Santa Fe railroad, near
Second St. Will make a special
low price on this to sell at once.
One Good Business
Loi For Sale
Specially low price on this also
for a Quick sale.
First Ave. and Wm St
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. 6 and 8 East Washington Street.
Phoer.ix. Arizona.
"Anything from a Pin to an Engine"
Our stock includes cotter pins an d gasoline engines. But we wish to
call your attention just now to our line of Tin. Copper, Granite and Alum
inum ware. Come to us for anything of this kind you want.
15 East Washington Street,
Phoenix, Arizona.
The Fame in a Name
Did you ever come across the town of Bayetta on your map of
Spain? Then did it ever occur to you that there was a connection
between the name of that town and the name of the highest grade
Navajo blanket? There is a connection.
As I have stated before, the Spanish monks are responsible for
the introduction of sheep raising and blanket weaving into the Na
vajo nation. Now, if you will consult your old histories you will find
that liayetta, Spain, was famous through the dark ages and for cen
turies before that time for the magnificently woven cloth that orig
inated there. It was to cloth, as Damascus was to steel.
I!ut fine as was the Eayetta cloth of the olden days, it wanes
to insignificance in comparison to the liayetta of the Navajo Indian.
There is a difference in the eave of Eayetta blankets and the or
dinary Navajo blankets. You can readily distinguish it yourself. I
can point out to you In a moment the way to protect yourself against
bunco blanket dealers for all t'me. And then I have no end of the
less expensive Navajrs as well as these fine r grades. Come and prove
R. L BflLKE U- S. Indian Trader
Proprietor of the Big Curio Store on West Adams St. U

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