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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, SUNDAY MORNING7 APRIL 14, 1912.
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SUNDAY APRIL 14, 1912
REPUBLICAN CITY TICKET.
Councilman, Second Ward
Councilman, Fourth Ward
The Bradner Bill
It is a fact patent to every fair
minded man that the present tendency
among state' legislatures is to regard
the man of large business interests as
more or less an enemy of the public.
This is true, especially, if these in
terests happen to assume corporate
'form. And more than nil else, it is
true if the interests in question hap
pen to be railroad Interests. In this
connection it may be said the Arizona
legislature is no exception to the gen
This antipathy has taken various
forms: but, generally speaking, it may
be -said the average legislature, view
ing all railroad interests with distrust,
is apt to favor anything and every
thing a railroad man doesn't want, on
the theory that that is the best and
safest of all rules on which to pro
ceed. It is understood perfectly that a
word spoken in behalf of justice and
fair dealing, if it happens to favor
any corporate interest, at once invites
ignorant and malicious accusation.
However, that is of little consequence.
The principal fact is that the lower
house of the Arizona legislature, in
one of its railroad bills, has betrayed
an almost inconceivable ignorance and
This refers to the Bradner bill, lim
iting the number of cars in a freight
train to seventy. It was first in
tended to limit the number to forty.
But why should there be any limit?
It is generalfy conceded that one of
the crying needs of Arizona is lower
freight rates. Everybody interested in
the welfare of the state is hoping for
an equitable adjustment of tariffs and
a cheapening of the cost of shipments.
And the rates are goinc down. Some
times voluntarily and sometimes in
voluntarily, but they are going ilo.wn.
And now the legislature comes to the
front, in the face of a reduction al
ready partly accomplished, with a
proposition to make further reduction
just as difficult as possible.
Everybody knows that within the
past several years the railroads have
been lowering their grades, laying
heavier steel, and buying- better equip
ment for the purpose of meeting the
demands for lower rates. Of course,
it is argued that already the roads
are making too much money and can
well afford anywhere and at any time
to make reductions. But that asser
. tlon is not borne out by the record.
There is hardly a railroad in the
'United States that pays dividends to
exceed six or seven per cent. But the
moment that fact is advanced the as
sertion of "watered stock" is made.
But the truth is the rajlroads of this
country are capitalized lower than
foreign roads, that are generally re
ferred to as models by the reform
statesmen. It Is also true that on
American roads wages are immeas
urably higher. This is not the sensa
tional kind of matter one is in the
habit of reading in the Insurgent
press, but it happens to have the
merit of being true. Tl' truth is not
always pleasant but it Is a good thing
once in awhile, nevertheless.
All this for the purpose of caHing
attention to the short sighted policy
outlined in the Bradner bill. It is de
manded of the railroads that they;
reduce rates as much as possible and
at the same time the legislature pro
poses taking from them their ability
to meet the demands. Could anything
be more absurd?
If we are to have the minimum of
rates in this country the roads should
have a free hand in making improve
ments. They should be permitted to
transport freight with the maxtmum
of efficiency. And if they can trans
port a hundred or a hundred and fifty
cars with a single engine, why
shouldn't they do it? And if it is a
good thing to limit thc number of
cars in a train to seventy, why is it
not a better thing to reduce the num
ber to seven? It will make trans
portation slower and more expensive,'
to be sure, but it would meet the de
mands' of Mr. Bradner more perfectly
than does the present bill.
Telling of a Conspiracy
There is no doubt considerable
shivering in San Francisco. The Hon.
Abraham Ruef, now In retirement in
San Quentln prison, has begun the
publication of his confession. He says
that he co-operated with others in
"selling out the city," and now. after
dwelling in a cell six by ten feet he
has come to a full realization of the
betrayal. He names men and methods
in a most impartial way and procieds
to tell how he "drifted with the ma
chine." He was associated with the machine
for ten years and is thus qualified
to tell a story. The graft prosecu
tions have been stopped, hut the print
ing of Ruefs confession is to make it
mighty uncomfortable for his former
associates who are now at liberty
while he is locked up. He declares
that he "started life buoyantly" and
had high ideals, but now seeks to tell
many unpleasant truths, hoping that
what he writes "may prove of public
benefit" and make "amends for what
society has lost" by his work.
"What the former boss has told and
is to tell further may relieve his mind
and make his conscience easier, but
his former associates are no doubt
squirming and wriggling. Nobody
ever imagined that Ruef acted alone
or that he could do what he did with
out assistance. He was made the one
victim of th-3 law s strong arm, and
now he is seeking to do what the law
did not appear able to do pillory the
men who made Ruef possible.
Judging from the way some of those
southern teams have been licking the
pennant winners, it looks as though
there is a lot of good baseball ma
terial that doesn't get into the big
"There are others of us who are
just asvTTOgressive," William Howard
Taft told the Philadelphians of Ohio
antecedents the other day. "and do
not say as much about it." Wonder
what he could have meant?
The man who has regained his
sight. after years of blindness,
through having some teeth extracted
has given a new aspect and bearing
to the ancient saying about eye teeth.
Apparently it Is the pulling and not
the cutting of (them which counts.
There seems to be a great deal of
room for Improvement in the prefer
ential primary laws throughout the
country. In fact, some of them don't
seem to be any better than the
It does seem rather rough for a
man who imagined that he heard the
voice of "the people" to be forced to
go to "the- people" and yell to them
that they must call him louder.
The astonishing thing about it all
is that the acquittal of the beef pack
ers has not been charged to the Taft
administration. But there is still time
to correct that oversight.
Up to the time of going to press
neither Mexico nor Cuba had threat
ened to intervene and put an end to
the disorders in Carroll county, Virginia.
It is noted with surprise that no
bonfires have been burned anywhere
in the west over the, passage of the
twenty per cent democratic wool
Judging from some of the bills introduced-
in the legislature Arizona
has a few trust busters of its own.
In New York some chauffeurs are
so careless that they run over judges
of the supreme court. Other men do
that on the stump.
Paragraphers who comment on the
silence of one Nick Longworth over
look the possibility that he may
have nothing to say.
She current popular songs indi
cate that if rag time is really dying
out, as was announced some tune
j.gy. it is UyintTr horrible death.
.In New York during 1011 one child
was born every three minutes. Nor
folk A'lrglnlan Pilot. Jle must have
found Vlt dreadfully monotonous.
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Associated Press Dispatch
NEW YORK, April 13. The course
of today's stock market was again
in the direction of irregularity and
reaction. The opening showed a v.ast
majority of declines. Some wore
over a point, notably In Canadian Pa
cific and Rock Island preferred.
Acute weakness was reflected in
American Smelting, and some more!
of the standard issues. United States
Steel, which held its place as the
most active of all stocks, was under
selling pressure at the outset.- Other
surface indications ' suggested renewal
of operations for short accounts. In
other ways the tone of the market
pointed to an over-bought condition
and unoasiness over the political sit
uation. Final prices were In most
cases the best of the day.
The bond market was irregular. The
total sales, par value, amounted to
$1,662,000. United States government
fours coupons advanced U per cent
on call this week.
Fj The Valley Bank of Phoenix q
Amalgamated, SI; Smelting, 8414;
Atchison. 108: St Paul. 110: New
York Central. 115; Pennsylvania,
124"'s: Reading, lCG?i: Southern Pa
cific, 112tf; Union Pacific, 171:
Steel. 0V; do. pfd.. 112i.
NEW YORK, April 13. All metals
were unchanged. Silver was ."S?c.
SUGAR GROWERS GIVE STRONG FACIS AGAINST
PLACING THIS PRODUCT ON THE FREE LIST
BOSTON COPPER MARKET.
(The following report of the Boston
copper market is furnished exclusive
ly for The Republican by Logan and
'Bryan, Los Angeles.
Adventure 7 S
Arizona Commercial . r i
Allouez . 45 45 '.6
Calumet and Arizona.. 73 73
Calumet and Hecla 4S0 4S5
Copper Range C4 64
Daly West -.. ?i 7
Ray Cons 17 19
Giroux 5 lYt
Greene Can an en 9
Hancock 32 33
Isle Royale 27tf ' -79i
Lake Copper 46.-, 46
Miami 1'iT ' 26
Mohawk fill 64
Mass Copper Vi s
North Butte 321 . 33
Nevada Cons 19-,' 20
Osceola 116 117
Old Dominion 52 U
Quincy -. S S3
Shannon U't 14
Superior Copper 32ft 33
Tamarack rr. 33 334
Utah Cons 14 i 14
Victoria 42i 5
Winona -. 7 7VJ
Wolverine 112 113
North Lake 6?; 7
South Lake 7V 7ft
Chino 2S- 2S:i
Utah Copper 63 C3U
CHICAGO, April 13. A wild rush
to buy wheat boosted the price four
and a quarter cents higher today. One
firm suspended. The remarkable ad
vance Is due to increased alarm about
crop damage said to affect 50.000,000
bushels. Although violent fluctua
tions Intervened, the close was strong
at prices running from letfile to
3ve'i4c above last night. All other
leading staples joined in the upturn.
Net gains were; Corn, lc to l'Jc
Oats a shade to bc. Provisions,
7c15c. Confusion in the wheat
pit reached such a point that at one
time quotations varied as widely as
a full cent between sales made at
the same instant by traders almost
within arms' length. Nearly every
county in Illinois, Ohio and Indiana
sent messages telling of injury or
complete destruction of thousands of
acres. Margins are reported to have'
been called heavily on shorts.
Harduppe Poor old Brownsmith's
memory is a complete blank. He
can't remember a thing.
Borrowell Ha! Ha! Ho! Ho! Ho!
Harduppe "What are you laughing ;
Borrowell I can't help It. I owed
him 510. Ha! Ha! Ha! Phlladel-
nliln Tiecord. '
In anticipation of the proposition
by the democrats in congress to place
sugar on the free list, the following
statement of facts has been prepardd
by the American Cane Sugar Grow
The sugar industry in. 'Louisiana
represents an investment of over
$100,000,000, from which the state
obtains Its share of taxes that help
to maintain the schools and levees.
It furnishes labor to 30.000 men
during tho harvesting and grinding
season, thereby supporting 30,000 to
60,000 families, or an average of 150,
000 to 300.000 persons.
It furnishes employment to field
laborers,' carpenters, engineers, elec
tricians, chemists, weighers, brokers,
All the crops of Louisiana for the
year 1911, sold for $85,000,000; and
the sugar crop alone, including sugar,
molasses and syrup sold for $34,000,-000,-
or more than one-third the en
tire agricultural production of the
This $34,000,000, was handled
through the various banks of the
state, and three-fourths of it by th
tanks of the city of New Orleans.
This amount was, in large measure
distributed through twenty-five states
of the union in which are located
other industries and interests with
which the sugar industry is inti
The American Sugar Trust Is
greatly interested in the adoption of
a free sugar bill,, and would be the
chief beneficiary. If the sugar in
dustry is destroyed' in this country,
as It will be by the passage of the
free sugar bill, the sugar trust would
refine all the raw sugar that comes
from foreign contries. and would ab
solutely control the price of sugar in
the United States, and reap enor
mous profits, while the people would
pay probably higher prices than now
The total production of sugar in the
United States and colonies is 1.500,
000 tons, or 10 per cent, of the total
production of the world. The total
consumption of sugar in the United
States for 1910 was 3,500,000 tons, so
that we consume more than we pro
duce. The industry should there
fore be encouraged, not destroyed.
Free sugar would wipe out entirely
the home'v production and leave us
at tho mercy of the foreign producer,
and the prices would increase.
The passage of the free sugar bill
means the complete destruction of
the sugar industry in the United
Louisiana cane sugar, unrefined,
actually costs 3.75 cents per pound
to produce. In Java, it is produced
for 1.50 cents per pound; in the
Philippines for 1.75 cents per pound;
in, Cuba for 2 cents per pound.
Beet sugar manufactured in the
United States costs 3.54 cents per
pound to produce. In Germany beet
sugar can be manufactured for 2.42
cents per pound.
If the sugar is placed on the free
list,- foreign raw sugars will be de
livered in New Orleans and New York
for 1 cent to 1 cents a pound less
than It costs to produce them in this
The domestic, sugar will be entirely
driven out of the market, and when
the cane and beet sugar Industries
are destroyed, then the American
Sugar Trust will raise the price on
refined sugar, and foreign govern
ments will impose an export tax on
sugar, and the American people will
pay the higher prices, and two im
portant home Industries will be des
But the sugar trust will control
the sugar business of the United
States. and will be the sole beneficiary
of the free sugar bill
With the sugar industry wiped out
In this country foreign countries
would immediately impose an export
tax on the raw sugar needed by the
United States, so that foreign sugar
would cease to be cheaper, and the
American people would pay the pric
In other words instead of fostering
an industry at home we would con
tribute to the support of foreign
governments, and help to support
foreign industries at the expense or
And American capital now spent
here for sugar would go abroad, and
establish a balance of trade- against
Why should sugar be singled out
for the slaughter, at the expense of
American capital and American labor.
In order to suit the purposes of the
American Sugar Trust?
If the sugar industry in Louisiana
is destroyed, as it will be by the free
sugar bill,- the 30.000 to 60,000 men
employed in the industry will have
to seek other employment, to the
injury of other branches of labor.
If the free sugar bill becomes a
law, the millions of dollars invested
in it will shrink to very little, and
the proceeds of the crops will be
withdrawn from our local circulation.
If the sugar trust succeeds in ob
taining free sugar for which it has
been working for several years, the
sugar lands of Louisiana being thrown
upon' the market for other purposes,
will greatly decrease in value, there
by directly affecting the value of all
other agricultural projects npw un
derway. The advocates of free sugar have
'only one argument, which facts and
experience prove to be unsound, and
that is, that free sugar will save the
average American family. $2.25 a year
Even if that were true, which is
not. we cannot believe that the av
erage American family would des
troy ,-in investment of $100,000,000.
put 60,000 men out of employment in
an established industry, cut one-third
of the products of a state, reduce
the value of thousands of ncres of
land, cheapen the price of labor, anil
generally disturb our commercial re
lations and arrest our development
for the paltry price of a 'few cigarettes-.
Chicago News: American women
have such persuasive ways that they
have won the ballot in five states
without using English methods.
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