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NIGHT EDITION. Fight on Commission Bill Is Warming Up m RAILWAY COMMISSION WILL BE ESTABLISHED. BUT THE NATURE OF ITS POWERS AND DUTIES WILL BE THE BASIS OF A 810 SCRAP, . Olynspia Bureau 6**lll* Da Star, Olympea, Wash. St." ra.penilanca by Dan D*an and Will Wnedom. O_.Y-.PIA. Jan. 10—The senato rial flsht l». of course, the moat absorbing topic ot discussion among the scions of this state. It barely overshadows In Iraport asee the Impending struggle in the bouse an I senate over the passage a railroad commission bill. Just as soon a* Meets Foster, Wilson. Pile* and Sweeny settle their difference-, or. It ahem. be said, ... aoon a* their differences are Milled by the legislators, the rail road eommissli'in bill will command attention and will constitute • corn* mor- ground of strife on .ha mlfhty battle will be fought. There ceems but llttl* doubt that iik- a bill will be passed. The question Is—what kind of a Bill «ill ll be? There are several bill* under ilia* tttssion. among them being one promulgated by T. D, Rockwall, of Spokane, a staunch M.-liri.te sup porter. Mr Rockwell's btll calls for a rOffi_:l«-on of three persons to lie appointed by the governor; one for *,l. tyoan, one for four year* and one lor two years, after which the tens of each will be sis years from the dale of the expiration ot hla pre _-*s-a>r» term * No ctmrntaalotter em bold any other a - • 'II f-l.e-1* of fice, aor caa he b. Interested tn any railroad, nor sny stocks, bond*, etc., of th* *-_*•*- Each commissioner shall receive M.WO a year, the «*r«t_nr 1..000 ■aanallv. *»'! -erentl clerks and expert* about . J ' '*> each, per year, tn addition to thl* they shall aim re.eif traveling expense-. The Rockwell bill tun-m* tre - gnlri power la the cummin-ton For ia*i*n. c The body can force the railroads to Bake only *ucb rate* a* the com ■fcisaioo thinks best, these rata* to l-clu-e pa_*.o«er freight and M preea charges. Rake the road* provtd. sufficient tram cwiilva. It will have a right to Inspect the beaks and papers of any railroad i.fpsii.l and If any railroad re fuses to permit such an actios, it will l- punished by isheavy fine. The road* must Inform the com a-ssioo of its outstanding bondi, detent-ires and Indebtedness w1..-..: become of the proceeeda from the lane, salaries of officers end wages of employes. In fact, a full and de tailed statement of every cent re reived and paid oat. And should the road refuses to answer tha -lain, the officer refusing or giving false Information ■kail pay a penalty of 1.-V Also the commissi'.a shall have the power to prescribe a system of bookkeeping to be observed by ail the railroad-. Which means that th* system will (_*• no chance, on any of the rail roads using a "doable-cross" .tingle t_-**r. Th* coma-Mica will hare power TAKES UP FIGHT FOR PURE MILK fUCKER PROPOSES TO PROHIBIT SALE OF MILK IN WHICH FORMALDEHYDE OR OTHER POISONOUS SUBSTANCES HAVE BEEN MIXED— FIGHT WILL DEAR FRUIT aMympla Bureau '. tM,* ; Saattl. Daily Star, Olympi*, Wash. Staff -.--denes by Dan Da.n *«d Will Windom. OLTMPIA, Jan 10.—Tho -'ar'a o__l tgiUnst , h „ formaldehyde hor ror la Seattle Inn ranted see much cltta-ilnn throughout tha state that It hu been in.. the tubject of **a .eglsUtloo. IIIHIHII HUM Til /-> • 1 S Lobby Gossip \ OI.TMPIA Jan. 10— There are «*• new colonel* In fhl- state, to "s' Oov.-tie.rt Mead has made the ■■•wliii appolntmenH on bit per to snl.pen any man. but generous li tnake* an allowance of li! per day for the time he uaea up 111 l.SllfV Ing. Therefore it Mr. Mill wham in Seattle, I* aerved nnd ha* tie »pend ii mama. lv mi in i he will receive lit for hi* trouble. If he- fall* In attend he'll 1* "soaked" Willi .1 fine. What are tha railroad* going 1" del about It? Well, there are- lobblea—even In Olympla. And Ihn railroads will put up a bitter Unlit S. ii.ii.'V Hand* Introduced a Lewi* and Clark exposition appropriation bill carrying 1100.01)0 and provlil* Ing for seven eeK_tiils.li lt.i--e.-tt. of Adam* I.lnd.ley, ot Spe.V.u,... tkione, of What mm: llettel and Melcher, ot Lincoln counties, lead a movement to for mutate a railroad coin nil sal on bill favorable to all taellon. A meet- Ing Is being held thl* afternoon to whir- were Invited all Interested In this legislation. Including authors of different commission bill*. It I* their purpose to prevent an unnec essarily long winded struggle be tween the different bills by fram ing a bill Including th* good feat , ure* of all. I-arge delegations of senators met il ci -,:,-. i M.-ii. ie this afternoon. II was a quiet, social affair. WOULD MAKE STRINGENT DI VORCE LAW I Thirteen bill* were Introduced la the senate this morning. , Stan sell of Stevens wants 3-r*_t rat* on railroads. Tncker of King Introduced a bHi making divorce* more dlltlcwlt to be obtained . It pros ides that In contested case* e*rh party mast pay IS to stenographer. |10 for every trial day and also for testimony in excess of 13 folios Cases must re- mala on file sli months before trial. In order, as Mr. Tucker says, to give time for the wounds lo heat and in gry li ■ ■••- to burn out. When the defendant doe* not answer the court shall. re-qulra proof and not giro a verdict by default, as i. now done. .-*.> Potts of King Introduced a bill providing for the establishment of the office of waler of weights and measure. In all first las cities: aad another bill establishing the office of public administrator and defin ing his jeniri aad duties, Tucker of King proposed a mea* are authorizing the incorporation of .fir. department relief associa tions. "It ' •Each bill was referred to the proper committer*. - WANTS ANOTHER JUDGE IN KING COUNTY Tucker of King today introduced a bill In the senate providing for the appointment by the governor of an additional Judge of the superior court In King county. It was re ferred to tho proper committee During this morning* session of the senate, -Senator Tucker, of King, Introduced a bill prohibiting the sale of milk in which formaldehyde or other poisonous tubstanres shall have been mixed at an Ingredient. It provides a penalty of Imprison ment of from one to three year*. The bill waa referred to the com mittee on medicine, surgery and hygiene. Thla bill promises to be a moat popular one. sonal staff. Colonel and lodge ad vocate general. M I' Hurd, Mount Vernon; colon*.! and quartermnatrr general, Cynit F. Clapp, Port Town \ - : The Seattle Star SEATTLE. WASHINGTON TU.ESDAY, JANUARY ta, 1905. Things Cuming to Star Readers ♦ Among th* many e-e client features a In, The Blar ha* In ♦ ' 4- store for It* readera within the near future are Hi.- following: ♦ A ■*■ Another splendid article by Douglas Sl.' v our special m ♦ tune. |H.n.leiil with th* llueslan force* In Manchuria, dealing * ♦ with Hi.- "Downfall of the I'roud Cosaacka" Ibis artlcla 1* ♦ ♦ copyrighted and will appear in lie. other newspaper In this field, * ♦ Thl* utile 1,,. alii appear tnmurrow. . 'a ♦ Also a strong human-Interest story by W. Holt While, a • a noted I liall.ll writer on labor problem*, describing the pitiful ♦ ♦ aceiiete enacted on lln- whan a. of I_c.tnt.in, win ie Men fight * *■ like beasts for chilli, to work half a da. «*' I ♦ A series ot articles about Ite-xieevelt and 'Ihe tllf Bttek" ♦ «*• in Ban Domingo, the •"• nti.il American republic; * a A notable lerlea of War Correspondent Will 11. Hi ill now •*■ ♦ with thn second corpa of the Japan*** Imperial army under ♦ 4- Maiahal Oku; <*■ ♦ Other good feature* to cc.mc are another aplenillil aeHal ■# . A and a aeries of Interesting eplsodea in th- life- eef a newspaper ♦ ♦ Lan *■ •♦ *■ Watch for them. They are wall worth reading. ♦ send: c01.,u.. 1 and Inspector of rifle practice, Emery P. Gilbert, of Spo kane; colonel and paymaster gen eral. D. Da un Kgan ll*-Utiighaiti. lieutenant colonel and aide de , amp. Albert 11 Cagwon. Kelso, Judge H. i", t"o*grore was selected aa the messenger to carry th* elec- toral vote of th* (tale to Washing ton. It. C Home on,- In Taeoma sent a tele- BODY OF EX-MAYOR T. J. HUMES REACHES CITY STEAMER SANTA CLARA, WITH REMAINS ABOARD, MET AT 3 WHARF BY FORMER FRIENDS When the »team*hlp Hants tr*l»ra •teamed In nt I'ler 4 Ihl* afternoon the Joyful meeting* of reunite.! friends were hu*hed by Ihe pres ence nf death, for Ihe Hanta I'iir.i had brought down from Ihe froseii north a silent anger, Ih* llfe- lea* body of *a*Mayor The-tna* J. Humes. I ... than a year ago brave old Torn Humes, still full of life and vigor, despite the heavy troubles that had bowed hi* .shoulder* through Ihe year* 'hat had left his hair sins while, and with a new hope lighting his splendid oh! fare. *»t out from that mint wharf le. re trlake. hi* fallen fortune* from Ih* wealth locked In th* bosom uf Ih* northern ground. A few friend* there had been then to *cc him off ant wish him good luck, and *e>m* members of hi* family to bid btm a hopeful If sad goodby. Today these unit member* of his family and a large rtrcla nf friend* went down to meet .dl thai remain - ANOTHER FLEET WILL SAIL RUSSIA WILL DISPATCH THE, THIRD PACIFIC SQUADRON WITHIN A FEW WEEKS BT. I'laTnUtllflin. Jen. 10— The flues loelay confirms ihe report that the first division of the third Pa cific *f'U»elrnn will leave Lit. i-i at the end of January, an<l will consist Of four warships, one cruiser snel several torpedo boat* and destroy ers* OYAMA GETS RE-ENFORCE MENTS LONDON, Jan. 19.—Th* Rome correspondent of Ihe Exchange Tel egraph hear* from Newrhwnng that IS.ftOO of General Nogl'* men have left Port Arthur tee re-enforce Mar shal Oyama on the Mhakhn river, JAPANESE HEROES IN HOSPI TAL Tf>Kl'>, J..' 10— Thirty-nine submarine mines have been destroy ed by the . en.se within a ra dius of 40 iii.." of Wan Arthur. Ten additional survivors of th* third expedition of the Japanese tn blockade the entrance of Port Ar thur have been fountl In v Ruaatan hospital, and will be transferred to Japan. GENERALS DECORATED ni.iii.i.-.' Jan. M —The Order of "Pour le Merlte" ha* been con ferred by Emperor William nn Gen- ' eral Htaftl and General n*"«i for bravery ut Port Arthur. Ill* maj* gram addressed to ,i,.i 'bain bar." The W'e*atc-rn t'nlon clerk hera j aei.l re-saesel it "Henaiot- '-amber.' and there being no maker of taw* by that name In the body, th* _>-<• sage naturally found It* way to tbe deck of Henator fotts. in nominating J O. Megler a* speaker of the house Vf. 11. liar* of Yaktma referred to htm as "tbe patriarch of Wahkiakum' and "the father ot th* Ilnu.e." Ed mortal of the splendid old man. Whet! the casket •■ ... taken rtotn Ihe »hlp tb* escort arranged by committee quietly fell Into line, and with a a.ji. i I of the rlty pollr* ami a goodly nun.ice- of city officials In addition to personal ftlend* follow* Ing. it .r.t.« i wtlh Ih* body to the 11.1-e.e ) eW'|,l.. II I, '.I*llak. II .g par- Inrs. >....' Whether or not Ihe h.ely will Us In elate ha* nol yet b**n detarmln * 1 Th* fir- f.il may be twilu i»l tnmorrow, or may be postponed for several days, t: P. fUntlolph, P. 11. 1.1*..; is and (ta P. !Umm*rtiuui turn* prise, the committee In rharg*. Th* pall aaitit will be: It. If Thorn* •nn, I*. 11. Young*. A. I. Walters, Gardner Kellogg. ..Ilk P. Mullen and r. K. Randolph, all rtly offi cials. Th* honorary pwllbearera Will tee Mayor l: A. 11a I linger, for mer Mayor* J. T, rbwiald. Itnbert Moran. Prank tllark and W. D. Wood and Judge Orange Jacob*. esty haa asked the Russian and Japanese emperors to authorise Ih* acceptance of these deecorattous. PRISONERS IN JAPAN NAGAHAKt. Jan. 10.-Th* trans port To*-, has arrival here with it itn.•i vi officer* *nd 1.000 man. The ci.ii.i, I nien were transhipped by l."k .' c. HEADED FOR PORT SAID PORT ill. Jan. 19.—Th* dlvl* si..ie of Hussiaii wsrshlps command* eel by li- et Admiral Hotrovlsky, which left Hud* bay, Crete, Holiday, has been sighted heading for this port. MIKE ROCHE IS IN TOWN "Mike" Roche, one of th" most popular railroad tn.-n In the west. Is enjoying the sunshine of fleaftle tee.' ,i. Mike Uvea In Portland when he Is not particular about tha weather, but when he wants to tee the sun he comes up ICC .Seattle. lie' la the traveling passenger agent of thn Henver A Hi.i Grande railroad and hold* the record aa a passenger getter. Roe he was formerly a newt paper man. Information was filed In the an perlor court today charging John Hlldebraad and William Whitn with murder in tin- first degree for kill ing Matthew Murphy on September 20 In tlic- Conway saloon hold-up, Willi' Mtl.lre ws* also ftu mall v rharged li, the superior court with larceny from the , -son. Mrs. Maud Hal er hss started di vorce proceod.__a against her hus band, Edward Raker, She alleges non-support. Mrs. I.n.n.i Mefford filed a divorce stilt against Harry Mefford on the ground ol nou-aup port. Rurglart cnti*red a store at !'l7 Third avenue laal night and robbed the till of }.; A window was brok en open and an entrance effected. The break was dlscoverd by Pa- ' trotmnn Kent, who reported the catu to the police. J The Weather J I Spotter \ Watch Ihl* bund-It inovea and will tell Ihe pineal temperuture led the HUM Jl hour*, TONKIIIT AND « 'FUN eSUDAYI I All 14.i1l lie. Kill: Hit NORTH WIKDUe Ttie tempera ture yesterday morning lelliullia the lowest on re cord, inning last night It ii-glater ed Jl de-gieea iiuel ci 6 o'clock I lila. morning >' reai li ad 11 degrees, and lining. AMERICAN SHOT S HIMSELF m:il!,lN. Jan. tO.-ltr. Alfonso 11. H)lv.-*i,-i, Knjiwrm William* fa- IlleUtlS ll ll' .111 el. Ht I-I. I I.IUtlll! t c ■■! aaMe this morning. lb shot til in *cclf through th* head. Hylveater held |1m title of Imperial court councillor lie wa. a cloa* per* soiiitl friend of the emperor. * Ttie a.nt 1.1 . »,iii 1 !■■ Is due to a t-irtl-U lea." ot prat-He* In conae* epia.icc of Ihe Withdrawal of Dr. Maisvßt from parts*!»lii Wutaoii I fill* .'(_.. e'.| «> Ile- 1 or many of hi* bejel client*. *>) IV »lc-r left a statement acus- It.g Mm I of dl.lee rally TEMPLE GALLED It"**. W. I! O. Temple, legator of Plymouth Congregational ehttleh baa re. en, >i a tall to Plymouth Congrvgallonal church of .land. 0., to 5u.....i Ilev. Ur. i.si. , Wiaal, and will l<*ava on Monday ! night for the East on a preliminary visit to that will probably be his Ifutuft field of religion* work. in Templ^ ha* not yet accepted Ihe call, and .a.a that he has not decld led whether or not he will II haie 1,,- hart for ten it are now," sal-) the minister this morn ing, "and myself and my family |k-iVflMßk«ii firm root In Seattle. We shall regret leaving Seattle deeply In case we are lo go. for everything has «*' .in...! I.li here snd we are . de*-- attached to tbe pastorate here. The call came a* a complete surprise to me I telegraphed bark thatll would leave my work here only-son condition that they made tbe fall unanimous. The reply was ih*t .» meeting had been called and the rati made a unanimous one. the telegram also asking If I could be with them "i» January 22 and !9 I replied In the f: riealr. •■ and shall leave on Monday nlghL II eierj'hlr.g la aatl.fac leery, 1 t'lall mamJM %ha call aad return for my family. * I have called a meeting of the charca otfi. i*i* her* for Friday am\Waa talk the matter over." The Plymouth Congregational •ten Ml Cleveland, to which Dr. Temple* has been railed, boa* of th* must fashionable »'"1 the wealthiest cowan-sat I" In Ihe city. If not In lha Mate while in Morgan Wood,' tho retiring pastor, has for the part two sib hern the hlghest talarled minister in Ohio. ALL BOUND OVER At Urn hearing be'.,re l'nlted RtatiS Commtssloner X lefer yester day afternoon of Mrs. May McDon ald, .Daa McDonald, her husband, and Frank lllchards, her ether. sufficient evidence was brought for ward to bind the trio over to the federal grand Jury under the rharge of operating a counterfeiting plant at Columbia City, at which place tli*y warn arrested Janunry 2 by Captain 11. W. H' II of the l'nlted HUtn* ssrret service. The bond* of It It ml-, on account of 111* previous criminal' career, were placed at 1-JaOO; tho... of McDonald at ll.sMi and the #_M rash ball upon which Mrt. McDonald baa baaa enjoying Ur r liberty . for several day*, wa* Increased to • 'Kb Tha adldtlonal amount would. It wat promisor! he secured today, and th* woman Wat allowed to go to her home with her 17-y*«r-o!d son, who haa devoted himself to her comfort and protection since she was ar rested. Captain Hell says I bat he will have no difficulty In securing ..eiivirtion* a.» the evidence la com plete, 1i.?..;.. t.ati POWELL WINS (Br Hcilri.s N.wa A**'n WASHINGTON, D. C, Jsn. 10.'- \Tho president appointed I 11011 IIS C. 'Pamall, of Portlnnd. L'nlted SUtea tnnrslial at Nome, to succeed Rich* aula, who wat removed from office. THEY WILL ALL PITCH INTO THE WEAK MAN 01/mpia Dureau Saattl. Daily Star, Olympi*, Wash, Stall Correspondence by Dan D.an and Will Windom. Did you evel »cc a "bultle royal 7" Down »outti till* I* a favorite paa line- Knur men ale put Into a rlnu nnd told i.. fight lo 11 finish. The Inst mall on his feel geta Ihe purse. A* it rule, three of them pit' onto Ihe v •'.< -l fltsl und got blm nut ! 111!' way. th«n two lurti against Ihe man Who sheets • the troral algtia of 1 utla-ur uml be gciea down nnd OUt. after « 1.l- Ii i|.■ twee sill Ii llie: member* hell each oilier until but one remains ■landing The senatorial fight here I* a bat tle loyal lv a pollUcal ring. Tonight Ihe "pug»" mt atiiteaiiiiin ■hlp nnd illpliiniucy ihook hunela und went tmck to Ihelr cornet*, walling fnr the gong to Htllk* fur the fit at round. li was a sort of il c... 1.1 evrnliiK. 111 which -Senator Foster called oil Mr. riles. Mr. I'llea called -Mi IStet eeveiiy, Mr. Hwe-eny visited Henator Foster, .et. I ao on. I.s-Hcitntnr Willie,ll v, .is I,l*o the recipient of calla from the men who are willing that they go to the Se-u- All- In.leael of him —till but one— Heiialnr 1..!.! did not leave card* HI the Wliiaeell camp, neither did He i>-il. Wllanii pie*. til* conipll n.• i.i. lo Ihe Foster aggregation. Today, rneire than ever, shims that there nre really but two reasonable contestants for Ihe loga—the pres ent senator, A. O. Feealer, and cx i". te.ii.ei John I* Wllaem. Thai Ihe former will *tart f>ff wllh I tie most voles Is not even ele-nlel by Wilson's fi!ei,.i* that be will THI DOCTOR: TAKE THIS I it. I. ASH BORER UP. OLD CHAP. SOLDIERS FIRE ON CROWD lily Berlpps News Assn.) CADIZ. Jan. 10.—During a dem onstration of the poople In the atreets today against the new mu nicipal taxation, gendarme*) flreel Into the crowd. Three wrro Killed ami many Injured. HER LIFE INSURED (By eVH|>ps News Assn.) 111 11 Alii N. Y„ Jan. 10—The Investigation of the 111. lei of Jose phine DeSantl, whoa* body was found at Santa Teresa yesterday. ha* .lis. In*, il thai the woman* life was insiire-d for 1.1.500 and that her husband. Antonio Dt___U, Is the beneficiary. Tha husband lias been iiiie-li-vl. II was at first believed thn murder was the work of the • Ulack Hand*' society. NKW YORK, Jan. 10.—Tha rfcnm er Trinidad arrived today from lie.i ni.i.la and brought the hui i Ivlng memlinrs of the crew of the schoon er Mm i pal whlrh was bit.-.- up at tea on Christ litHe day. Elt-icn of the crew- were killed. Tbe vessel had a tat. uf oil. ■ ■■ ci 11 - I . ... ' ■ . The Only Paper in Seattle That Lares to Print the News VOL. 6. NO. 377 SENATORIAL FIGHT WILL BE A BATTLE ROYAL— SHOOK HANDS ALL AROUND LAST NIGHT AS A PRELIMINARY TO THE KNOCKS TO BE GIVEN AT THE CLANG OF THE GONG finish sill! a relative strength I* what they do not believe. line thing The Hliir wishes lo stale herewith, mid thai la If King county wuiiia Uta next United State* senator lo be from within IIS pre cim ta tt can have him. for If Ihe delegate, from King stand together aa li Wftit they have 111. battle won before I! alalia. This Is realised by both Me.ar*. Foster unci Hwic-ny, an'! eveiy effort I. being made to disrupt the King county forces, to find some vulner able spot In their armor through V* 111, ' a vital point mn ba reached. I' Hill be some time yet before the Ic-glsliilots get down to ballot ing on the •enatorshlp. In Hie lii.utitliiie Ihe ken for th dif ferent aeniitoriat aspirants are straining every nerve to make a good finish tee their campaign. Ks-Oovernor MrOraw arrived In iilympltt from Hesttle last evening, "Just to see Mend Inaugurated," us he exjeressea It. H. s|xul . ■ .Lie i - nl.i.- time in consultation with Mr. Wilson. MUSI DIVIDE STATE INTO DISTRICTS OI.YMI'IA, Jan. 10.—One of the Important questions to be brought CONGRESS (By Scrtpp* News As.nl WASHINGTON, Jan. 10—On Re count of the Illness of Atteerncy Worthington, counsel for Ree.! rvnioot. the henrlng of the latter* case hn* been continued until to morrow. WARRINGTON, Jim. 10.—A poll of tha house I* helng tnkrn relative to calling an extra gat lion for the purpose of tariff revision. A ma jority of tl,.- hmise republicans Is said to be' opposed to the special session. NEW JOB (Br -crlpps Nawa Ass's.) WASHINGTON, Jan. 10.—Senator Coekrcll, of Missouri, hns been ap pointed ns « nieniber of the Intel - state commerce commission. lie will complete his term la the senate expiring March 4. 11, D, Douglas, who was recently granted a divorce from Mabel Doits* las, today made application to the superior court that bis former wife lie held 111 contempt of court for disobeying the court* Instill na 111 having taken the children, whose Custody .lie wa* awarded on con dition thai Ihey be kept In the state: .i Washington, back to Ohio. 35 CENTS PICK MONTH up during the present session will be tin. districting of thn stalo aa required by this constitution. At present Lb* three c t.iirrc * .11,1 from this state are elected at large. This condition, although directly contrary to the express stlpulattona of the constitution, lias never been changed. iii,- republican majorities have always been so large that the ma chine doe* not worry about a con test. Hut. tbey are confronted with the serious fact IhAt In run then Is ever any close contest In a con gressional election, the e*-r*ta can legally tlirow all three of the. congressmen out of their seats, on the ground* that the state Is not divided Into districts, as provided for In the constitution. A bill to remedy this will prob ably be- Introduced which will ap portion the districts as follows: District No. I—Eastern Washing ton. District No. 2—King, Pierce and Kitsap counties. District No. 3— All remaining western Washington rountle*. Many prominent republican* are against the bill because* tbey are afraid of losing eastern Washington to the etc tins ruts, but it la argu<rd by others that Instead of weaken ing republicanism tn that section It will tend to strengthen tl. TO FIGHT THE BEEF TRUST DENVER, Colo., Jan. 10.—Th. proposition to merge the interests of both the live lock association! tn session here Into one body In order to fight the beef trust and secure equitable railroad rates, was tho chief topic of a discussion at a Joint meeting of the National Live Stock anel Wool Qrawsra associa tion* today. Should there be a mercer It Is the general belief that President 11-tgenharth, of the Lira Stock association, « ill be president, and W. E. Skinner, of Chicago, sec retary. ■*•*""■••. Sheep men are opposed to tho mercer unless they can retain their Identity as an Industry. Diets were opened tarda] at the local United Stat. quartermas ter's office for ihe furnishing of a large amount of forage for use In the Philippine Man '■ Several large houses nre ■ c n.i•• ting for th* ; contract. The Civic anion will hold i meet l!*,' In 111 Chamber of Commerce rooma this evening for the purpose of tii-ceu.vt.iiui: air* t primaries and Juvenile courts. The revival meetings nt the Fre mont Swedish Methodist church, which were begun lnnt week, will continue throughout the present week. Rev, Mr, il.i-i.i'v-.'ii of Ta ciiDiii. will aaalat the pastor nt lln--* meetings.