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TIIE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 28, 1008.
THE COST OF PROHIBITION
Facts With Figures to Back Them
For the Consideration ot the Business Men and
Payers of Phoenix and ot Maricopa County.
Annual License and taxes ... $ 45.765;75
Annual Rents ior stores and
residences ,..$ 33.800.00
Annual Electric Lights and Gas
bills $ 9.817.00
Annual Ice and Cold storage $ 18.800.00
Annual Salaries of employes $ 186.000.00
From the forgoing $16,000.00 is a loss to
the County .General fund; which can only be
made good by increasing the Farmers taxes.
The total of the City revenue is required to
meet current expenses, it cannot be aug
mented without Territorial legislative action.
Taxation is now at its highest legal limit.
Reduced valuations inevitable, when the a
bovc eliminations occur, will pro-rata reduce
the tax levy; this will precipitate a financial
climax for which there is no compensating
advantage and no recourse, a condition as
deplorable as it is unwarranted and irredeem
able. THE INOPERATIVENESS THE CLUB'S COMPLAINT
OF PROHIBITORY LAW BFFORE COMMISSION
Testimony to the Failure of Trying to j Acknowledgement of Receipt of Peti
Make Men Moral by Legislation. tion Against Wells Fargo & Co.
"That it (intemperance) is at the
rvit !' many social disorders is con-f.-.l.'d:
but then the question arises,
what is the appropriate remedy, and
what the present necessity? To de
stroy individual liberty and moral re
sponsibility would be to eradicate one
evil by the substitution of another.
The abuse and not the use of stiniu
:tnts. it must be confessed, is the evil
to be remedied. 1 might appeal U
men not as old as myself to susUim
the assertion that the convivial use of
intoxicants and the occurrence of
drunkenness had become less frequent
within the last twenty years than it
was before. The refining influence of
education and Christianity may be
credited with this result. Why not nl
low these blessed handmaidens of vir
tue and morality to continue unembar
rassed their civilizing work?"
"I should be glad if legislation could
cure intemperance, but I have, seen it
tried and trieil in vain. I do not be
lieve that sumptuary laws ever had
any effect to stop abuses in any coun
try. When I was a young man t was
in a state legislature, and moved that
the sale liquor be prohibited in my
district, and the motion was carried.
I did not find that I thereby made one
drunkard the less they would only
drink the more when they had a
chance. There is no other way than
by moral suasion for the reformation
of the world on the subject of drunk
enness." Colonel George E. Waring.
"If anything has been proved by a
third of a century f 'prohibition' it is
that it does not prohibit. It prevents
the regulation of the liquor traffic and
the collection of public revenue. It
does not prevent tile excessive and de
moralizing use of liquor In open ami
exultant violation of law. No fair view
can be taken of the situation without
In arin constantly in mind that this is
a land of absolute religious freedom:
that one has as much legal risht to
believe one thing as another or to be
lieve uoiiiing. The church may per
Mir.de a man: it cannot force him."
The Maricopa County Commercial
' club yesterday received from the sec
i retary of the interstate commerce
! commission an acknowledgement of
TIIE CLOSE PURSUIT
OE A HORSt THIEF
The Trail Laid Bare of a Fuqitive
From he Indian School.
the receipt of the petition of the club
j against Wells Fargo and company
j complaining of discriminations by the
company against Phoenix and the Salt
Kiver valley. In the acknowledgement
j It was stated that a copy of the peti
, Hon had been forwarded to the com
, pany, with directions to file answer
within twenty days from April 21. the
date of the receipt of the petition.
The petition in the first pla-o set
out the fact of the organization of the
j petitioner composed of merchants and
; shippers of this country. It was then
alleged that the express company wa.i
, a common carrier subject to the pro
'. visions of the interstate commerce act
j and all acts amendatory thereto.
It was staled that Maricopa county
: is an agricultural, horticultural, live
sto k and mining distri t. producing
j among other things butter, cheese.
milk, vegetables, fruit, melons, eggs,
j meat and poultry and that owing to
j climatic conditions nu"h products must
i be transported by express. It Is also
j pointed out that this region being re
! mote from tide water express service
is a necessity In getting in seasonable
goods, fish and other sea food pro
' ducts. In consequence the rates exact-
i ed by the defendant express company
; are of general interest and of im
'. portance to merchants and consumers
j Then follows a statement showing
' wherein the defendant discriminates
i against the towns of Phoenix. Tempe
, and Mesa. This consists of four com
J parative tables showing rates from
I Phoenix to various points in and out
j of the territory and against them are
set the rates within the state of Texas
I for similar distances. Then there is a
table of comparative rates for similar
I distances from isiints in different parts
) of the country. It is shown for in
i stance that the rate from .San Diego
I to I..os Angeles, 126 miles is SI per hun
jdred pounds while the rate from Phoe
nix to Prescott a distance of 137 miles
I is J2. From Kansas City to Dillon.
Mont., I4j(l miles the rate is $6: the,
jrate from Kansas City to Phoenix, 13X3
I miles, is $10.23: I.os Angeles to Lords-jbiire-.
62 miles. Is $4.73; Ios Angeles j
I to Phoenix. 44B miles, is $3.23.
I Another comparison is as follows: A
I twpnti- nntiml niAlun frnm t H 1 1. n iir t :
... ........ .. ...
Iron Springs would cost .75; the charge!
in Texas for the same distance would
oe .is i-z: rrom iJhoentx to (.lobe a
case of 30 dozen eggs the rate is $2.2":
for a similar distance in Texas the
rate would by .77.
A telephone message was received
at the office of the sheriff yesterday
from .Mayer saying that the Indian boy
who had stolen a horse on Saturday
night from W. H. Linville at Cave
Creek had been seen in that locality
about 4 o'clock yesterday morning and
that he was being pursued.
It was also learned from the descrip
tion in The Republican yesterday
morning of the horse that he had left
at Cave Creek before the theft of the
I.inville horse had been stolen from
William Iledgejieth north of the city.
It had been the supposition of the of
ficers t';at the horse had been taken
from a pasture in the valley and it was
further surmised that the thief was a
boy who was trying to escape from
the Indian school. The Hedgepeth
place is not far from the school. It
aws also' said yesterday that one of
the boys from the school was missing.
The conclusion is that he had wearied
of the pursuit of education and decided
to make his ivai-- back to his native
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A COMPETENT JURYMAN.
He Knek Nothing About the Ruef
Case or Anything Else.
San Francisco. April 27. The begin
ning of the fourth week of the work
to secure a jury to try Ruef finds the
jury still incomplete. Nine men had
been aecepted and sworn, when Judge
Iwollng convened court this morning;
two were passeil during the day by
both sides, subject to preemptory chal
lenge, one venireman examined today
never read of the indictments returned
against Ruef. and did not know what
the word accomplice meant.
A Vivid Fleet Celebration
at Santa Barbara
Admiral Evans Will Tie
join the Squadron at
Santa Cruz On 3Iay 3.
Santa Barbara, April 27. A day of
vivid colors flashing In the brilliant
rays of the undhnmed sun. a day re
dolent with the perfume of spring blos
soms and petal strewn pathways, a
day of gaily arrayed holiday throngs.
a day of flower decked coaches and
floats passing in review before thou
sands of cheering people; a day of
white uniformed marching sailors, their
gun barrels hidden In roses; a day of
soft southern breeze, of blue skies,
deeper lined waters, palm lined ocean
boulevards and flowers, flowers, flow
ers everv where the eye could reach
such was Santa Barbara's floral festi
val today in honor of the Atlantic bat
Tonight the ocean front is gay with
lights, and with dancing sailors gath
ered in the out of door ball roiin. The
brilliant indoor ball for officer was
also u feature of the gala event.
The floral parade in the afternoon
formed a picture of rainbow beauty
unrivalled. The officers of the fleet
sat In a great tribune of the ampithe
ater at the head of Plaza Detain r. fac
ing the ocean, and were unstinted in
The afternoon and evening gaiety
ashore was preceded by a morning of
hard work on most of the ships.
Preparations are being made for Ad
miral Thomas, who would soon trans
fer his flag from the Connecticut back
to the Minnesota in anticipation or the
return of Rear Admiral Evans to com
mand the fleet in its entry through
the c.olden Gate at San Francisco.
There is stout work to be done on the
broken engine of the Missouri, and
above all there is an attempt to main
tain discipline and efficient-'-, which
much shore leave to meet the wishes
of the coast cities of California was
materially Interfered with.
It was officially announced during
the day that Admiral Evans had decid
ed to adhere to his original intention
and instead of rejoining the fleet at
Monterey. May j. as announced, will
wait until the afternoon of May 5.
when Just before the ships leave Santa
Cruz he will board the Connecticut,
and his ensign be broken from the
main truck. Admiral Thoma-s will
transfer his flag to the Minnesota on
the morning of May S.
The fleet will enter the Golden Gate
at noon nf May 6. and the review will
occur in San Francisco harbor on May
8. On May 10 Evans is expected to
haul down. his flag permanently. The
fleet will then pass under the actual
command of Thomas for five days.
On May 13 he will be relieved at his
own request and make way for Rear
Admiral Charles s. Sperry. who will
take the ships on the wcwld cruise.
It was said today that the damage
to the port engine of the Missouri is
so serious that there Is a strong pos
sibility of the ship not being able to
accompany the fleet to the far east
in July. The Missouri will continue
with the fleet to San Francisco and
Puget Sound, as the runs to the Pa
cific coast ports will be made in easy
stages. In case the Missouri cannot
go cast, either the Maine or the Ala
bama will be retained in its place in
the column sixteen.
Many officers of the fleet have beea
applying for leave of absence ever
since the fleet reached the coast. So
numerous and insistent have requests
become that the admiral issued a cir
cular today notifying everybody thai
no leaves wili be granted until after
the review on May 8.
The fleet will leave here on Thurs
day morning and arrive at Monterey
next morning at 7 o'clock. After one
day in Monterey the two squadrons of
the fleet will part company, the first
going to Santa Cruz or the morning
of the 2nd. The second squadron will
remain at Monterey until the after
noon of the 4th. which it will sail for
Santa Cruz and remain there until the
afternoon of the 5th. when tfie reunit
ed fleet, with Admiral Evans in com
mand, will sail for San Francisco, an
choring outside the Golden Gate on
the night of May 5.
Today's floral parade and the battle
of flowers was the most elaboiute and
spectacular affair of Its kind ever at
tempted in southern California.
Stewart Edward White, the novelist,
was the chairman of the committee in
charge of the parade.
It was after the procession had pass
ed entirely clown the long boulevard of
palm trees, and started to counter
march that the signal to open fire was
given, and the battle of flowers began
in earnest. Thousands of bouquets
were hurled from the tribunes and the
fire was returned by heavily armed
forces in carriages and on floats. The
rain of floral missiles was the heavi
est in the vicinity of the tribune oc
cupied by the officers who entered in
to the spirit of the fight with charac
teristic energy and enthusiasm. The
battle raged half an hour. The parade
attracted a countless multitude to the
Twelve hundred sailors landed from
the ships with a marine band at their
head and formed the first feature of
the parade. They were divided Into
sixteen companies. Each succeeding
company was supplied with different
blossoms, and the effect brought spon
taneous cheers from all who saw. Fol
lowing the sailors came mounted bod
ies of horsemen, forest rangers, auto
mobiles, phaetons and floats.
THE SICK ADMIRAL.
Paso Rubles. April 27. Admiral Ev
ans took an hour's treatment this
morning. This afternoon several hours
were sie-nt with Mrs. Evans and Dr.
McDonald on the gardens and lawns
surrounding the hotel.
R. H. Smith, of Governor Gillett's
staff, called on Admiral Evans today
and extended invitations to Secretary
of the Navy Metcalf's banquet at the
Hotel Fairmont, San Francisco.
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Do you know whether you are In
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Have you ever tried the simple test
of setting aside your urine in a bottle
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A sediment or settling In the urine
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You will also receive a booklet nf
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Gall and Look
ON tUROPFAN PLAN
OPENS HOTEL CAFE
Mr. Griffis Arranges to Offer jhe Pub- I
lie an Excellent Service During the I
Yesterday the Hotel Adams opened
on the European plan, which marked
another epoch under the successful
managerial direction of Mr. Griffis.
Heretofore the hotel dining room has
been closed during the summer
months. The purpose now is to run a
cafe In connection with the Adams,
so that residents of Phoenix and tran
sients may secure rooms, and board
either at the cafe or elsewhere at rea
The cafe has been fitted up accord
ing to the most approved eastern style
and the force of helpers arrived In the
city Sunday. An la carte bill will be
served from 6 o'clock a. m. till mid
night. The menu will be strictly up
to the standard maintained by the pop
ular hostelry during the winter sea
son, and the same prompt service and
attention will be given the guests.
A special feature of particular In
terest to the summer widowers and
other victims of equally unfortunate
conditions is the merchants lunch
which will be served from 11 a. m. to
2 p. m. at a popular price. All the gest
of the season's edibles which the mar
ket afords will be supplied to the ta
ble. Sunday evenings a table de hote
dinner will be served nnd an orchestra
will continue to render a program of
music during this weekly event. Mr.
Griffis said yesterday that he wished
to thank the Phoenix people for their
very liberal patronage during the win
ter season, and promises them a con
tinuance of the best service. The cafe
will be permanent during the summer
months till the fall season if the pub
lic still shows the same appreciation
that the record of the past winter
augurs it will show, toward this new
enture. Electric fans will be installed
In the cafe and Mr. Griffis says his
motto will be, "the coolest 'place in
town to dine." All white help will be
$ 1 .00 Pair $ 1 .00 Pair
WHITE CANVAS OXFORDS
LADIES' WHITE CANVAS OXFORDS IN THE GIBSON AND OTHERS,
PLAIN OR BASKET WEAVE, TURN SOLES IN MEDIUM HEELS, RIB
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PAIR. WE WILL OFFER THEM AT HALF THEIR VALUE. CHOICE
Come Early Before Your Size is Gone
SHORT SILK GLOVES
PURE SILK GLOVES, short length.double tiped fingers, very strong, will give fine service. These Gloves al
ways sell at 65c and 73c a pair. As a special offer all sixes while they last
Ladies', Misses' and
LADIES, MISSES AND CHILDREN'S SUN BON
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should not be disappointed on not finding your
choice. We have them In white, as well as colors,
plain or checks. There are some at 13c nnd upwards.
Linen Buggy Robes
SAVE FROM 1-3' TO 1-2 ON YOUR LINEN BUGGY
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WILL ESCAPE TRIAL
It Will Be Held in This City Wednes
day and Thursday of This Week.
The annual convocation of the Epis
copal church in Arizona, composed of
all the clergymen and a number of lay
delegates from each of the churches,
will be held here this week, beginning
Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock and
ending Thursday evening. It Is expect
ed there will be some fifteen or twen
ty present from other towns and that
they will be entertained during their
stay by the members of Trinity church
and during each dav of the session the
ladies of the guild will serve luncheon
In the parish house.
The three lay delegates who will rep
resent Trinity church in the convoca
tion are Bertram! R. Cocks. George
Hough Smith and Chapin Hall. X. A.
Morford and Charles A. Van der Veer
are also members of the convocation
by virtue of their offices In the
The first service will be at 10 o'clock
Wednesday morning when Rev. E. W.
Simonson of Douglas will preach and
at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon
Rishop Kendrick will deliver nls an
nual address on the needs of the
church in this field. There will be
a business session after each of these
In the evening at 7:30 there will be
a missionary meeting -at which ad
dresses will be given by Rev. L. C.
Sanford of San Krancisco, secretary'
of the missionary department of the
Pacific coast, and by Rev. Sidney H.
Woodford of Tucson.
On Thursday there will be business
sessions from 10 to 12 and from 2 to
4 o'clock. At 4 o'clock Rev. Sanford
will address the woman's auxiliary of
It is expected also that sometime
during the convocation the ministers
and delegates present will find time
to visit St. Luke's Home for an inspec
tion of the charitable work being done
in this community, by the membership
and friends of Trinity church.
Caldwell, the Witness in the Druce
Case Dying in an Insane Hospital
ity. New York, April 26. There seems
little chance for Robert Caldwell, the
"Great American Identifier" ever to
face an English court to answer the
charge of perjury that has been made
against him. He is in the city insane
hospital at Ward's Island and is re
ported by physicians to be getting
weaker daily and that he has but a
short time to live.
Caldwell went to England and testi
fied in the famous Druce case, that he
know Druce as the Duke of Portland
and that he arranged a false burial for
Druce. placing a roll of lead in the
coffin. When the grave was opened
Caldwell's statement was proved un
true and he escaped to America. He
was indicted and a demand was made
for his extradition. Two months ago
he was sent to the insane hospital.
THE WORK OF PROVIDENCE.
Bishop Harris Thinks is the Abase
ment of Korea.
Honolulu. April 27. Bishop Harris
of the Methodist church, in an inter
view here, said that in the occupation
of Korea by the Japanese, ho sees the
hand of providence working for the
good of Korea. Cpon his arrival at
Washington he will tell President
Roosevelt that he is convinced Mar
quis Ito and Baron Hayashi arc earn
est in their desires to improve condi
tions and are working patiently and
earnestly for the good of Korea.
Local Koreans are greatly incensed
and excited over his remarks amd it
is feared by mission workers among
the Koreans that Rishop Harris may
be assassinated upon his arrival in
San Francisco on the steamer Korea.
For Celebration of the Centennial of
the New York Diocese.
New York. April 27. Before dusk
today all the American and Canadian
prelates wlib will participate in a pub
lic service of thanksgiving at St. Pat
rick's cathedral tomorrow, arrived in
New York and were taken to different
hotels and private homes where they
will be entertained during their stay
here for the centennial of the New
Cardinal Gibbons first reached the
Our name on the pack-
age gives us the credit, j
and puts on us the money-
back burden it isn't a
Your t torer returns roar nc.iei il roe doa't
Vict Scbillion's Ueit: wt pay bib
We want more milk
Best Prices at
The Maricopa Creamery Co,
Pfeone Main 137
city, accompanied by his secretaries,
lie was driven to Archbishop Farley's
house on Madison avenue, where he
greeted his colleague. Cardinal Logue
of Armagh. The entire group of pre
lates was entertained tonight at din
ner by Countess Annie Leary at her
residence on Fifth avenue.
SOME WEAK SPOTS
IN THE CONSTITUTION
Everthlng First Class
Famous Tony Faust Beer on
JACK GIBSON, Proprietor.
A Few Particulars
in Which the- Ok
Like to Have it
Guthrie. Okla.. April 27. Governor
Haskell today issued a proclamation
asking the people of Oklahoma to ob
serve May 7 as a legal holiday when
mass meetings will be held and reso
lutions and memorials to congress
adopted, praying for five amendments
to the federal constitution as follows:
1. Direct election of Cnited States
2. An income tax.
3. Giving congress power to regu
late the liability of common carriers
engaged in interstate and foreign com
merce to servants or employes.
5. Giving the state the right to reg
ulate charges of common carriers for
the transportation of freight and pas-seng-rs
within the state.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Bids will be received by the under
signed up to 2 P. M. Saturday, May
2nd. 190S, for the erection of a Y. M.
C. A. building complete at Phoenix.
Arizona. Bids will also be received
from sub-contractors for any portion
of the work, which bids may be given
for furnishing both labor and material
and for furnishing the material with
out the labor, or the labor without
Propositions will also be received
from any person who may desire to
submit a proposition to build said
building as the agent of owner, super
intendent of construction or eonstruc
Propositions may also be submitted
for building said building on p.ny plan
not herein suggested.
Complete plans may be examined by
contractors at the office of J. W. Dor
ris and at the office of Trost &
Creighton. Architects. Room 412
Firming Block. All bids must be ac
companied with a certified check of
one and one-half per cent of the bid.
or proposition, made payable to the
Chairman of the Building Committee,
as a guarantee that the bidder will
furnish a satisfactorw bond, if re
quired, and enter, into a contract to
carry out his said bid.
The Committee reserves the right
to reject any or all bids.
J. W. DORRIS,
Chairman of Committee.
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