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LAMAR ... - COLORADO STATE NEWS ITEMS The Denver Motor Club will hold an automobile show Fcbruray 16th to 18th. A company Is being organized to drill for oil at Fort Morgan, where oil rock is In evidence. Dr. John Davis Hartley of Sacra mento, California, will establish a col ony of Dunkards in the Greeley dis trict. Snowslides interrupted telephone Communication between Durango and Tellurlde from January 22d to Febru ary 4 th. ; The Houlder oil field is still attract ing a great deal of attention and ar rangements are being made to drill a large number of new wells. Permits for 234 new buildings, to cost $694,475, were issued in Denver during the month of January. This Is an Increase of $294,750 over the came month last year. That over SIOO,OOO worth of fruit trees will be planted in Pueblo county this spring is the estimnte made by Horticultural Inspector J. N. Bartels. Most of these will be cherry, with some apple, pear and peach. A special short course of ten weeks tor forest rangers has been started by the Colorado College school of forestry at Colorado Springs under VV. J. Mor rill, deputy forest supervisor of the Pike's Peak forest reserve. The committee of 18 which Is push ing the charter form of government for Pueblo has decided to withdraw its application to the city council for a special election, and will probably re quest that the matter come up at tho regular spring election. I Tho Denver & Intermountain Rail way began running Its cars by electric power between Denver and Golden Feb ruary Ist. For the past fifteen years it haa used steam locomotives. It will install new, well furnished passenger coaches. The State Commercial Association has taken up the burden of procuring suitable exhibits from Colorado for the third Trans-Missouri Dry Farming Con gress at Cheyenne February 23rd, 24th and 23th. The various commercial or ganisations of the state are urged to take part in the work. Tho previous record of 360 feet in 31 days in the driving of the double track tunnel in Pike's Peak granite in the Cripple Creek district was eclipsed in January by Superintendent James A. Mcllwee and his picked force of ma chine men and miners at the |>ortal heading of the Roosevelt deep drainage tunnel and the now mark stands at 435 f*ot. The American Machine & Manufac turing Compauy has been organized at lloulder, tho incorporators being J. H. Wallace, W. E. \Vhltacr6 aud R. Undemann. It will build the Llnace motor car, and In addition will do n general machine and repair business The company is capitalized at SIOO,OOO and will at once commence the erection of a brick and steel building. Twenty-one members of the Denver University football team were enter tained on the night of the 4th inst. at a banquet at the residence of W. C. Johnston in Colorado Springs. The young men were accompanied each by a lady Triend and the party traveled In a special car. Mr. Johnston, who formerly lived near the University In Denver, is a football enthusiust. Petitions nro being circulated in each of the six wards of Canon City by the anti-saloon people, to secure a vote on the local option question ut the spring municipal election. For nearly four years Canon City has been with out saloons and the prohibition advo cates think that the experiment has been so successful that they will have little difficulty In keeping It dry under the local option law. M. B. Knowles of Fort Lupton. one of the founders of Greeley and one of the original Union colonists, celebrated his eighty-sixth birthday at his home on the 3d inst., surrounded by his fam ily. As a member of the society over eighty years old he received a box of flower and birthday letters, lie was the first school teacher in Greeley, the first Justice of the peace and a mem ber of the city council in early days. Three new members of the State Board of Health have been appointed by Governor Shnfroth. They are Dr. Paul S. Hunter of Denver. Dr. Crum Epler of Pueblo and Dr. D. F. Wooding of Denver. They are ap|»ointed for six years and succeed Dr. W. 11. Davis of Denver, who was president of tho board; Dr. F. N. Carrier of Canon City and Dr. J. Tracy Melvin of Saguache county. The total production of the Portland mine, in the Cripple Creek district for 1908 was 94,311,432 net tons, of a gross value of $1,834,050.79. The average gross value per ton was $19.45. The total production from the first ship ment, April 1, 1894, is 949.381.749 net tons, of a gross value of $28,469,442.51. Four dividends, amounting to $480,000. were paid last year, the company thus passing the $8,000,000 mark. The total dividends disbursed to date are $3,227,- 080. Farmers south of Fort Morgan held an election on the 2nd inst., and organ ized the Badger Creek Irrigation Com pany to make a reservoir thirteen miles from Fort Morgan, which they propose to fill with the flood waters from Bad ger Creek. It will cover about 13.000 acres, and joins the Bijou irrigation district on the south. Since Interest has centered in tho Crow Creek district in Weld county Theo D. Jones of Greeley is the first . to announce his Intention to build a reservoir In that locality, to be known as the Crow Creek reservoir. Through solid trains from the Union depot In Denver to San Francisco dally and a ready, unhampered outlet for Colorado coal and other products to the Pacific coast by September 1, is the as surance received by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Company from the Western Pacic Railroad Company. CONDENSATION OF FRESH NEWS THE LATEST IMPORTANT DI8. PATCHES PUT INTO SHORT, CRISP PARAGRAPHS. STORY OF THE WEEK SHOWING THE PROGRE8S OP EVENTS IN OUR OWN AND FOREIGN LANDS. WESTERN NEWS. The American Mining Congress will meet next year at Goldfield, Nevada. The Trans-Missouri Dry Farming Congress meets at Cheyenne, Wyo., February 23rd to 25th. The Montana Senate passed a bill prohibiting the Intermarriage of whites and blacks with only one dissenting vote. The South Dakota House has defeat ed a bill granting the right of the bal lot to women. The bill had been passed by the Senate. The National Letter Carriers’ Asso ciation has completed the purchase of 160 acres of land at Colorado Springs for the founding of a home for dis abled members. A bill requiring that applicants for marriage licenses be provided with a certificate of good health from a li censed physician unanimously passed the Oregon Senate. A slight earthquake was felt at Ox* ensville, Ind., on the 2nd Inst. Two miles east of town the shock was more severe and of longer duration. No damage was done. It Is stated that the long expected consolidation of practically all Illinois coal mines In a radius of fifty miles of St. Louis is on the verge of consumma tion. The deal will involve $50,000,000. The Nevada State Assembly has passed a bill providing that applicants for divorce in Nevada must be resi dents of the state for two years In stead of six months as heretofore. The House In Texas by a vote of 85 to 44 defeated the resolution to sub mit state wide prohibition to a popular vote. The prohibitionists lacked only two votes of a necessary two-thirds majority. Rumors have reached Arizona from Washington that Senator Foraker may seek a residence in Arizona in the event of its admission to the Union, with a view to representing the new state in the United States Senate. The anti-race gambling bill has passed both Houses of the Washington Legislature. The bill makes pool sell ing, book-making or conducting places where bets are made on horse ruces, a felony, and provides that the posses sion of gambling paraphernalia is prima facie evidence of a violation of the act. The Modern Woodmen of America have begun an active campaign in Il linois against the proposed uniform fraternal bill agreed upon by the other fraternal organizations and the state insurance commissioners. They hold that the order is competent to manage its own affairs and decide when its rates need to increase. Fanned by a sixty-four mile wind, seven fires in as many sections or Ok lahoma City on the 30th ult. destroyed property valued at $200,000. Shortly before noon the building occupied by the Okluhoman was gutted, causing a loss of $45,000. Several hours later the warehouse of the J. I. Case Company was destroyed. Loss about $100,000. Five other fires followed. Five hundred cattle were drowned by the flood waters on the Stanford rnnch near Tehama, Calif., on the night of the 3d inst., and 1,500 sheep perished near Colusa. It is estimated that the damage in Colusa county will be about $1,000,000. The loss in Butte county is estimated at $60,000 and in Glenn, Tehama. Sutter and Yuba coun ties at $250,000. It is stated at Fort Worth that A. D. Parker, vice president and general manager of the Colorado & Southern, will not only be retained by the Burl ington in his present capacity, but his jurisdiction will be extended over the Denver City & Fort Worth and Trin ity & Brazos Valley railroads. Mr. Parker will practically be in charge of all of the Colorado and Texas lines of the Burlington. GENERAL NEWS. In its report to the House of Repre sentatives, the Interstate Commerce Commission says that railroad rates have been steadily advanced since the passing of the Hepburn bill. What is said to be the largest order for vanadium steel ever placed in this country was recently given by a De troit motor company to the United Steel Company. Canton, Ohio. This order calls for 2,100 tons in nil. Reports from I.ondon state that the copper outlook Is very much better. The steel statement shows the earn ings for the year 1908 to have been $92,000,000. the lowest since the organ ization of the company except in 1904, when they were $73,000,000. Yet the earnings for 1906 show a surplus for the common stock of 4 per cent. William C. Brown, who began his railroad career forty years ago as a section hand on the St. Paul railroad at $1 a day. has just become president of the great system of railronds of which the New York Central is the chief line. E. H. Ilarriman has been elected a member of the board of directors of the Ijike Shore & Michigan Southern railway and the Michigan Central rail road. In each case he succeeds Sam ual Barger, resigned. The All-American baseball team, en route from Japan tc- San Francisco, stopped over at Honolulu and defeated the local team by a score of 13 to 2. The planters of the Hawaiian isl ands are arranging to bring laborers from Porto Rico to supply the demand caused by the stoppage of Japanese immigration. Armand Zlpfel, the French aviator, made four flights at Berlin Tuesday. Each time ho covered a distance of nearly a mile at a height of from twen ty to forty feet. He did not, however, succeed in making turns on hlB course. The first division of the United States Atlantic fleet, composed of the Connecticut, Vermont, Kansas and Min nesota, under command of Rear Ad miral Sperry, arrived at Gibraltar Jan uary 31st from Villefranche. The Rock fef Gibraltar was covered with specta tors. The Haskell home, at Battle Creek, Mich., a Seventh Day Adventist or phanage, valued at $50,000, was burned on the morning of the 4th inst. There were thirty-seven children in the build ing and of these three are missing. Seven girls jumped from a third story window and one was injured. Count Von Zeppelin and Major Von Parseval have accepted an invitation to go to Frankfort to attend the air ship exhibition which is to be held there July 10th to October 10th of this year, according to a Hamburg newspaper. They will travel in their airships from Friedrichshafen and Bit terfeld, respectively. Carrie Nation has had trouble with the London police. She pushed her umbrella through the window of a car cn the underground railway, on which was pasted a cigarette advertisement, and was fined $7.50. When the magis trate named the amount Mrs. Nation said: “Thank you; I expected it would cost me more.” The grand master of Ohio Masons, Charles S. Hoskinson of Zanesville, has tendered to William Howard Taft the rare and high honor of being made a Mason at sight. Judge Taft has accepted and will return to Cin cinnati February 18th, when the grand master will convene a distinguished company of Vasons in the Scottish Rite cathedral and exercise the high prerogative which belongs only to a grand master of Masons and which has been exercised in Ohio only once In one hundred years. • In accordance with instructions is sued by Judge Taylor of the Federal Court to the receivers of the entire street railway system of Cleveland. Ohio, the rate of fare was increased February 1st on all lines except upon those where the franchise specifically provides a rote of not more than 3 cents. Approximately two-thirds of the street car patrons are now paying a straight 5-cent fare or 11 tickets for 50 cents. Patrons of the 3-cent fare lines are compelled to pay 2 cents for a transfer, while passengers paying the regular 5-cent fare obtain free transfers to any line in the city. NEWS FROM WASHINGTON. The House has passed a bill creat ing a new land district in South Da kota. to be known as the Belle Fourche district. The President has nominated the following Colorado postmasters: Mar shall Moore, Fort Collins; William C. Sloan, Creede. The appeal of the government in the Muaon-Vanderweide murder case In western Colorado has been set for hearing in the United States Supreme Court March 1st. The Supreme Court of the United States has decided that an admitted trust, organized contrary to the Sher man antitrust law. cannot use the courts to collect debts. Despite opposition led by Mondell of Wyoming and Cook of Colorado, the appropriation of $4,646,000 for the for est service, for the coming fiscal year was voted in the House. Congressional leaders have Informed President Roosevelt that owing to op position In the Senate there is little chance of statehood for Arizona and New Mexico this session. Friends of William Ix>eb, Jr., secre tary of the President, state that he is to become collector of the port of New York at the beginning of the next ad ministration. Mr. Loeb, it also Is stated, is to become the confidential political adviser of the next President on New York matters. Two striking amendments to the Senate rules have been Introduced, both prepared by Vice President Fair banks. Their effect is to prevent a senator from referring offensively to either the President of the United States, the courts or to the House, and to put an end to the reading of docu ments for the purpose of filibustering. The House passed Representative Mondell's bill providing that railroad rights of way granted across public land shall be forfeited if construction is not undertaken within five years, also the bill authorizing the secretary of the interior to cause resurveys of public lands to be made without au thority of act of Congress and when ever he deems it necessary. The House committee on military af fairs reported favorably the Senate res olution directing the secretary of war to prepare and present to Orville and Wilbur Wright appropriate gold medals with suitable emblems and in scriptions “In recognition and appre ciation of the great services rendered the science of aerial navigation in the invention of the Wright aeroplane and for their ability and success in navi gating the air.” The. hopes of the army for suffi cient money to continue its experi ments in aeronautics were blasted when the House reconsidered Its ac tion of last week and by a vote of almost two to one withdrew the in crease of $500,000 then made. An agreement was reached in the Scnnte to vote on February 23rd on the Aldrich substitute bill for the ap pointment of a court of inquiry to de termine the qualification for re-enlist ment of the discharged soldiers of the Twenty-fifth infantry, as the result of the Brownsville incident. The Senate Anally passed the Sen ate bill to pension federal judges who are seventy years old and who have served ten years on the bench. The bill was amended as to prevent a dis trict judge from retiring ns a circuit judge after serving a short time. The House Public Lands committee ordered a favorable report on the Mon dell bill providing that hereafter phos phate lands shall be entered under the placer mining law only. The effect of the bill if passed w’ill be to restore to entry all phosphate lands which are now withdrawn RECORD OF THE SEVENTEENTH COLORADO GENERAL ASSEMBLY To Test Forestry Rights. The bill prepared by Attorney John T. Barnett authorizing him to test the legality of the forestry service rules, and the so-called encroachment of the federal government upon state’s rights in this lespect, is sweeping in its char acter. Not only does it permit an in vestigation and test of the forestry service rules and laws, but also of the federal agricultural and Interior de partments. Perhaps the most drastic feature of it is that It authorizes the attorney general to commence and prosecute government officials under the civil aud criminal statutes, wherever it Is found that they have encroached upon Btate rights or usurped them. It also authorizes him to intervene on behalf of the state of Colorado In any case brought by an individual or association against the government, or in any case brought by the government against in dividuals or associations. For the pur pose of prosecution $20,000 is appro priated by the bill to allow him tp carry on the work. The attorney general did not believe that he possessed the power to prosecute under the present statutes, so in order to carry out the recommendations in Governor Shaf roth's inaugural address, he drew the special bill. Bill to Curb Spendthrifts. Senator Do Long has introduced a bill to prevent married men from dissi pating their fortunes. Senator De Long's idea is to allow’ the state to ap point a conservator of a man's estate if he begins to spend his money foolishly, just as the county does in the case of an insane man. For a fool is an insane man, in Senator De Long’s notion. Those who inherit a few thousand dol lars and become overbalanced with a desire to spend it, or those who start to get. away with small fortunes are the ones at whom the bill Is aimed. It is intended to protect the state from the expense of supporting the wives and children of men who are afflicted with high finance fever. Board of Immigration. Secretary J. C. Craig of the Colorado Commercial Association has prepared a bill for the creation of a board of Immigration, which has received the approval of the different commercial organizations. It provides for a board of three to be appointed by the gover nor to be called the board of immigra tion. This board shall appoint a com missioner who shall do the active work. His duties are defined as fol lows: “To collect reliable information and statistics regarding agriculture, stock growing and feeding, horticulture, min ing, manufacturing, climate and health In Colorado, and such other matters as the said board may from time to time determine, and to publish the same with a view to attracting health seekers, tourists, investors and pros pective settlers to the state; to prepare and cause to be circulated books, pam phlets, leaflets and other literature, illustrated or otherwise, regarding Colorado and the various localities of the state, investigate the resources and possibilities thereof, and stimulate their proper advertising and exploita tion. The board may. in its discretion, instruct the commissioner personally or by deputies and employes, to visit other states, and there distribute ad vertising matter, call personally upon intending investors, visitors or immi grants, Install exhibits of Colorado views and products, give lectures upon Colorado, and, in general, further the advertising of Colorado.” An appropriation of $20,000 per an num is called for. Incompetent Clerks. Speaker Lubers of the House is troubled with complaints from the com mittees to which incompetent clerks have been assigned. When called upon for a report Mr. Howell, chairman of the committee on House employes, said that he had tried his best to get those who stood for these clerk to get them to resign, but without result. His re port had been delayed in the hope of making some arrangement without bringing the matter on the floor of the house, thus creating scandal and hu miliating the clerks involved. Requires Full Weight. Mr. Daily of El Paso has introduced a bill providing for a state examiner of wreights and measures. Under this bill every weight In the state must be at standard, and every package of mer chandise, whether breakfast food or soap or other substance, shipped in and puri>ortlng to be of a certain weight must have the advertised amount of goods, exclusive of the weight of wrap per, box or covering. The author of the bill has a statement from Mr. Bent, former state treasurer, that nearly a million dollars a year is taken from people of the state because of short weights. Affecting the Colleges. Senator Casaday's bill calling for a constitutional amendment to remove all but the first two years of medical, dental and pharmaceutical course at the University of Colorado, to Denver, passed its third reading In the Senate Wednesday. Senator Drake introduced a resolution approving the action of the board of the Agricultural College In favoring application to the Carnegie pension fund for teachers. It was passed without any allusion to “tainted money.” Asserts State Control. One of the measures intended to challenge the right of the United Stales to maintain jurisdiction over public lands was presented in the House by Mr. Helbig. It declares that all va cant land in the state is directly un der state control, and that no other power has the right to interfere. It also is intended to compel the imme diate placing on the market of these , lands, so that ownership may be ac quired by residents. Penitentiary Twine Factory. Senator Ehrhart introduced a bill calling for the appointment of a Joint committee of one senator and two rep resentatives to visit the state peniten tiaries of Kansas and Minnesota in or der to gather statistics for the pur pose of drafting a bill for the estab lishment of a twine factory at Canon City. The expenses of the committee will be limited to S6OO. The resolution was passed, although Senator Stephen raised the question whether it would interfere with free labor to have the convicts manufacture twine. It was not so regarded by the senators, how ever. Capitol Superintendent. That the Board of Capitol Commis sioners has served the purpose for which it was instituted and should be dismissed from the state's service, is the reason given by Mr. Hicks for a bill he has presented in the House. It is to provide for the dissolution of the board and the selection by the gov ernor of a superintendent for the building. "The Capitol is now com pleted,” said Mr. Hicks, in speaking of the bill, 'so the work of the commis sion is ended.” The superintendent is to have a salary of $2,000 a year and to be entitled to a clerk at $1,200 a year. Time of Paying Taxes. Through the Real Estate Exchange of Denver a bill has been presented to the House making some changes in the time for paying taxes. It pro vides that the second half of taxes must be paid by June 30th. so that de linquents may be advertised in Sep tember. Under the present law the second half is paid by August 31st and the sale of lands is made in November. These delays cause confusion and an obstruction of work in county offices, so that the employment of extra help is needed. Denver Consolidation. Mr. Helbig of Denver has presented a bill for a constitutional amendment to provide for the real consolidation of the city and county of Denver, which was not satisfactorily accomplished un der the Rush amendment. Under Mr. Helbig's amendment the county com missioners would make up the board of supervisors and be also the election commission. The sheriff would bo chief of police, and all other officers would act for both city and county in their respective matters of authority. Mr. Helbig said his bill was drafted in accordance with the opinions expressed at the banquet of the chamber of com mercc and real estate exchange. Proposed New Counties. Holt county is proposed by a bill in the House by Lem Gammon of El Paso. It Is to be carved from Elbert and El Paso counties, taking half of the for mer and a section in the northeast part of the latter. Within the boundar ies will be Ramah and Calhan, now in El Paso, and several good lively burgs of Elbert. There also appeared Mon day a bill that was turned down two years ago to make North Park into a county. This is now a part of Larimer county, the residents of which have long declared their willingness for the divorce, if it can be arranged on con ditions satisfactory to all. Heretofore strong objections have been found to every manner of making the division. Proposed Election Law Changes. Reforms in a number of the laws governing elections are contemplated in bills presented In the House by Mr. Helbig. One provides that judges of (dections in adjoining precincts must alternate in party control. That is. if the judges in one precinct are two Re publicans and one Democrat, the next must have two Democrats and one Re publican. Another bill is to abolish al together Interpreters and other assist ance to illiterate voters. It provides that no voter may be given help in pre paring his ballot unless he is physically unable to write his name, though hav ing the knowledge of how it should be written if his hands were in condition to form the characters. Felony to. Steal Tools. An important measure to all laboring men who work with tools, has been in troduced by Senator Irby. It makes the stealing of working tools grand lar ceny, although almost every tool comes under the petit larceny valuation. The reason for this bill is that when a working man has his tools stolen he loses several days in trying to locate them again. Proposed State Printing Plant. Senator Scott has Introduced a hill creating a state printing bureau. The bill carries an appropriation of $50,000 for the construction of a building and purchase of a printing press whereon all state printing shall be done. Sena tor Scott has a letter from the govern or of Kansas which says that the press installed there at a cost of SIOO,OOO four years ago has already paid for itself. Monument to Hammond. To honor the memory of the late Charles Meade Hammond, one of the promoters of the Gunnison tunnel and twice a member of the general assem bly. Senator Tobin asks an appropria tion of $20,000 in a bill for the erec tion of a shaft on the line between Montrose and Delta counties. School of Mines Board. Senator Carringer has introduced a bill making the board of control of tho School of Mines contain two members of the alumni in the future. Bill for Industrial Exposition. The Colorado Industrial Association has asked the state of Colorado to take up its affairs, through a bill presented to the House. The bill provides for an industrial Exposition near Denver and appropriates $300,000 for the pur chase of the plant. It then adds ap propriations of $30,000 a year for the maintenance of the show. The bill bears the title of one to promote a state fair. PROPOSED PLAN TO END TROUBLE PEPORT THAT SECRETARY ROOT WILL NEGOTIATE NEW TREATY WITH JAPAN AGREEMENT OFFERED COMMERCIAL CONCESSIONS IN RE TURN FOR EXCLUSION OF JAPANESE LABORERS. Washington. Sensational disclos ures of international importance are »x --pected before the California legisla ture resumes consideration of the anti- Japanese bills on Wednesday. It is rumored that Secretary Root has proposed a new treaty covering the entire question of th'c relations between the United States and Japan. It is said that the proposals are de signed to settle not only the acute problems In California, but to harmon ize the relation of the two nations in the Pacific so that when disputes arise they may be adjusted peacefully. It is hoped by this means to keep within bounds the inevitable competi tion between Americans and Japanese on both sides of the Pacific. It was suggested in one quarter that the treaty would provide for reciprocal exclusion, the Japanese to be kept out of the United State and Americans out of Japan and Manchuria. It must be remembered, however, that the United Stutes is irrevocably committed to the open door in Manchuria, and it is un likely. therefore, that this can be a part of the agreement. The better informed seem to think that the United States is prepared to grant many Important concessions of a commercial character to Japan. In re turn Japan, it is believed, will strictly enforce its regulations against all emi gration of coolies to the United States. Although conjecture as to the terms o? the proposals are wholly in the air, it is known definitely thnt negotia tions are now in progress for a more complete understanding between the two nations as to their relations. Tokio now has the agreement under consideration, and a reply Is expected before Wednesday. When the Califor nia legislature again takes up the anti- Japanese bill it probably will find that the national government has ina.%3 a tentative agreement to remove moat of the evils attendant on Japanese immi gration to the Pacific coast states. If Tokio should fail to accept Amer ica's terms, the situation would again be serious, for Californians would then be able to say that thp national govern ment had failed, and that the state gov ernment must act. President Roosevelt, in all Ills com munications to Governor Gillett and other California leaders, has pledged the national government to solve the Japanese problem in such away as to remove all causes of complaint on the Pacific coast, while at the same time preserving friendly relations with Japan. Anti-Jap Resolution Killed. Carson, Nev. —The Senate of the Ne vada Legislature showed its disposi tion on anti-Japanese legislation Fri day. when the Dodge assembly resolu tion asking for a war fleet in the Pa cific, and which also referred to tho Japanese as "a menace to America's peace” came up. The resolution passed the assembly unanimously, and was re ported favorably in the Senate, but when it was placed on third reading, Woodbury (Republican) moved that the measure be tabled. His motion prevailed, without a dissenting vote. England Afraid of Germany. London—A remarkable wave of news paper militarism has suddenly swept over England during the past week wtiich delights the friends of the “larger army” and alarms the supports of the Llberay party, who see in this only an unnecessary, public expenditure on ac account of fear of war with Germany. The matter is becoming more and more a political question of defense. The agitators declare the country must, have more volunteers, or adopt con scription. Washington People Not Excited. Tacoma, Wash.—No Interest is taken In Tacoma in the present anti-Japanese agitation and the matter has not been discussed at any public gathering. The newspapers commend President Roose velt and Governor Gillett, but the gen eral public is apathetic. Bryan Was Not Injured. Jacksonville, Fla.—William J. Bryan emphatically denied the report that he was injured in an automobile accident near Tarpon Springs. Battleships Homeward Bound. Gibraltar.—With the bands on board playing "Home, Sweet Home,” the Am-, erican fleet of sixteen battleships un der Rear Admiral Sperry left Gibraltar Saturday morning for Hampton Roads on the last lap of its famous around-the world cruise of 45,000 miles. One hour later the vessels were well clear of the land and steaming westward in double column formation at a speed of ten knots an hour. They will follow the southern route to Hampton Roads, a distance of 3,600 miles. English Rulers at Berlin. London. —Keen interest is being shown here in the forthcoming visit ot King Edward and Queen Alexandra to Berlin. They -will start Monday morn ing, and Tuesday will find them in Ber lin, where no British king has been for the past 186 years. Those behind the Beenes hardly anticipate that the pres ent effort to ease the relations betwtom Great Britain and Germany will be at tended by much more striking success that that followed by the emperor's visit to the British court last year. ALL OF ONE KIND. "Have your poems been read by many people?” "Certainly —about twenty publisher* that I know of.” Deafness Cannot Be Cured ,y local applications, aa they cannot reach the dte taaed portion of the car. There la only one way M euro deafness, and that la by constitutional reined lot Deafneaa 1* caused by an Inflamed condition of tba mucous lining of the Kuatachlau Tube. When this tube Is Inflamed you have a rumbltnK •cund or lm- Derfert hearing. and when It Is entirely closed. 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