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THE BISB1& DAILY REVIEW, BISBEE ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 15, 1913
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VORTHY OF SUPPORT.
. A movement In Phoenix which I
meeting with" Jhe enthusiastic sup
ixrt of tho business men and proper
ty ownors "of the. Salt River valley. Is
one forth( organisation of a taxpay
crs league for. the purpose of check
ing up state, county and city govern
ment as a means of preventing un
necessary" "extravagance 4a carrylnr
on public' business.
This move docs not coma from the
, belief that there has been any crlm
inallty in the public offices In Phoe
nlx, but from the belief that mucr
money 'that Is required 'for the ad
wihiit ration, of public affairs undei
present systems could bo saved If pub
He businesVotevcry kind was plr.ceo
on the same' business methods thai
arq found 'in 'private enterprises oi
in the carrying on the, business of the
great, 'corporale'iuterests of the coun
try. ' '"
It is proiiobcd to make this Phoc
Jiix organization tto nucleus for t
statewide organization. If the bus
nebs meu'and property owners of thu
state would take more interest lr
the gorcrumentsundcr which the:
lite government would be the galne:
as well as the taxpayoru. By hucIi
an organization as Is proposed. in
T'Jiolx and the state thsre would be
constant examination and publlcitj
of wasteful methods and tjiis would
lead to the correction of the extrava
gant eil that Is now wj apparent
Such an organization as the ont
now proposed in the state would hf
to correct such conditions as de
scribed in the state of Now Jersey
by Governor Woodrow Wilson. In hi
message to the legislature yesterday
when he said:
The business or the state is con
ducted with a" wastefulness, a dupll
cation of effort, confusion and con
filet of function which no buslnesf
enterprise could survlte for sir
mouths. There Is an extraordinary
multiplicity-- boards, commission
crs, departments and miscellaneotu
offices, overlapping, connected
without being co-ordinated. Inde
pendent of one another and yet nat
urally belonging 'to a single syste
matic whole, -which ought to be drawn
together, simplified, brought Intc
proper relations, pruned, and put upon
a footing ,of economy and quick re
sponsibility. We are wasting the pub
lic moneys and are not getting the
results which good business methsde
What jGovernocA Wilson says or
New Jersey is applicable not only to
that state, but to many others, In
eluding the- new state of Arizona
which Is 'loaded -almost to bankruptcy
by hordes of public officials that have
been provla"edfor In the state capital
building untH there Is not sufficient
room for them with the legislative
halla and committee rooms in service.
One cf the promoters, speaking of
the work, said that he would Jlke to
have It made clear t the outset that
the purpose was not to enter upon
any criminal Investigation. There was
r.o suspicion "of graft on the part of
nnv slate, county or municipal offl
-.Jot all beeny&ely,
oMtdbaM been Wast
wasted, and-so far as
the.taspajers are concerned. It is just
the same to. them as if it bad been
stolen." .. - i ffcj
tfMl.'WoibeKevei' said he, "that all
ths? MiHi Jfrao4l has been ' honestli
lot The Review never Intactld'naily
jppcar in the columns of this paper.
paper are for sale at the regular
at tho Postoffice at Bisbee, Arizona,
Jt is proposed to look first Into the
subject of taxation. That will be done
by an expert, scientifically and care
fully. An effort fill be made to Rni
out whether there Is not some prop
erty that Is escaping taxation anil
whether there is not soma property
that is not bearing lis full share of
taxation. This will Involve a: careful
study of the books of the assessors
and tax collectors. Study' will also he
made, of systems of taxations with
the object of finding one that Is b,est.
Bat the most important Iphase of the
Investigation will relate to the ex
pcndlture of the public funds, to the
end that the public will receive the
greatest benefit from every cent that
Is spent; that nothing may be wasted;
that the public business may be con
ducted just as a careful and success
ful business- man conducts bis own
Among the proposed reforms which
would be advocated by the league will
be the budget system, a, dctermina-
lion before the beginning of the fis
cal year of the needs of the city,
county or state. Such a budget. It
Hill be urged, should be progressively
ibcral. That should then be regarded
is the basis of taxation; rates could
bo adjusted to raise tbo money re
quired. An Investigation will be made Into
the expenditures of the past, to ascer
tain what might have been avoided
without detriment to the public and
whether or not there have been cases
where full value was not received for
money expended. Little as well as the
larger economies will be sought out.
for hi public as well as In private bus
iness. It is the "little that makes the
THE SHORT BALLOT.
The National Short Ballot organi
zation, of -which President-elect Wood
row Wilson is president, has ad
dressed the following open letter to
the members of the statp legislatures
to hold sessions this year. The short
ballot Is merely carrying -what is
known as tho commission form of
government for municipalities to the
county and state government The
"Gentlemen: There is so mistake
about the widespread demand for a
Short Ballot. Every" newspaper of any
importance believes In It. The three
presidential candidates this year sup
ported It and the successful one is
president of this organization. Flat
forms of all three of these parties
called for it In a number of the
states, Every authority on govern
ment believes in it 11 is the one re
form which Is approved by conserva
tives and progressives alike.
The ballots used at the November
election in most of fne states have
Ix-en universally condemned not be
cause of the multitude of offices the
voter were called upon to fill. The
nsers of these ballots are convinced
that they voted In almost complete
ignorance of all but four or five of
the moit Important of2cs.
There Is only one power which can
remedy this condition, to wit: your
selves. And now that the legislatures
of nearly forty states' are; about .to.!
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people are && 'M'WftjHU U'UlmiJzL L
isltturcs goinB.tn'do aboutl The tate 'tax'commisstoniln?!
are, the legisltu
This organization is here to help
you answer this question, not by
throwing advice at Jou but by offering
you the benefit of IU btore of lacts.
The troublts of nearly all the states
are similar and several of them have
-Aorked out a remedy. For example, In
each of the states of Ohio, California,
Illinois and New York, bodies work
ing altogether Independently of tach
other have; conic to .the same con
clusion as to what the Short' Ballot
means In state goernmonL The gov
ernor would bo made the responsible
head of the state Instead of merely
tbu nominal one, which he must bi
so long as his department mauagerii
are chosen by someone elso and are.
perhaps actually hostile to his plans.
And the power of appointment, it Itfj
r1 as-1o Aff iYifllll fj i liCi-klitt 0- wl Tlntkt
ucvin,cu ruuu,u w ww- . .
confirmation by tho senate; the a,'
ernor should bo able to remove ap-
nnint .i hi. .,..
. 1 consider an uncalled for and certalul- trtal and his clemency in his sen
When such a proposal is made a . ... . ... l- sreat ranks of the
cry will be raised that the-governoi
wouia ouiia up a personal macuino.'
This will sound plausible to the op
position, but the answer Is bimpla.
In the first place, the people have
more direct control if tho appoint
ments are made by their own respon
sible chief executive, than by an un
official, and hence irresponsible, par-
ty leader. In the second place. If tho
governor would bo likely to abuse
the appointing power, you can cll&
his wings by extending the "merit"
system in the lower ranks of the state
servico. Thirdly, you can make par
ticipation In party politics by the
heads of departments a cause for re
moval by tho legislature. If you are
to have popular, responsible and effi
cient government you will have to
take whatever chances there may be
In giving power to the people's choa-jthc
en executive. Bad government Itt the
past sprung mainly from incomplete
For the Short Ballot idea as applied
o conutles, we poTnt you to tho char
ter recently adopted in Los Angeles
County, CaU not that It ic the perfect
or the only type, but because it rep
resents a good deal of careful thought
f fn it ,!! tfl nlfllllfita fiJfl! ftcW.fi
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applied most -widely in the so-called
commission form of goternment. A
modification of this, known as the
Sumter City manager plan. Is now
"being widely discussed. In the states
which have complete municipal homo
rule, tho city matter wilt bo taken cfire
of locally. Slany of the other states
have statewide optional commission
rovernment laws which . may bo
report to the governor urges, that thotitTA government -without strong. In-
commIssion.be given supreme power
over all matters pertaining to tho
the assessment and valuation of ilrop-
trty for taxation purposes' In thoi
counties of tho state. Tho commis
sioners, who hold their oSco b' ap
pointment, point out the fact that
boards of supervisors and county as
sessors, elected by the ieopIc -.fill b
too liable to yield to ovli local hiflu
oncos to be trusted h the matter of
fixing tax. aluatIona. If the legisla
ture will provide what property shall
be subject to taxation and say juat
how its valuo bhall bo arrived nt
cannot see why the elected officials : evry opimrtunity to inesent their
of the counties cannot be trustell to,eas?itx ,u most favorable light. 111.
, . actions were such as to receive from
do their duty. Tho remarks of those eomo of the men on trial the admit
tax commissioners, appointed to their !fbJ" thlhe ,was alr aBU Impartial
,,, i . , , ' When the Jury broaght In IU Ver
present iKitlon, abil boards of diet of gulKy he did not resort to r.
Bttnervisors to be a&tcttxl
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lute titv un tut? uutuiui jtouum.1 unut
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to be fwnd lai
tile present tax commission.
S . UJ. ' T."
When tho legislature convenus in
f'hoonix next month it will be con
fronted with the problem of p'rovfcltn
for tho small army-of office hoMerj
that havo been hertted lu Rlionlx as
a result of the first and second sos-
sions. .That the members may get a
correct Idea, of the"work done last
spring it would be woll for tho gov-
fritor tc present thm with a com-
Plcte official roster of the stato wltn
Salaries and expense accounts sti
taehed. Such an exhibit might open
the eyes or the solftns to the result--of
tholr past extravagance and cauw
then to do tome retrenching during
coming sessfoa. The legislature
should also Le informed of the- faet
that tha treasury has been empty the
greater part of. ike time sfneo ib
! ad Journinent, notwithstanding the
fact that nearly frttjr per cent -way
added to tfie as3ient rolls of the
state and the stale tas -rate was
boosted from tiff tc 30 (tents.
Says the Arizona Democrat: "It H
nlwayis a dangerotw. proposition to
place Smalt men in biff potrttfonff. Bvoa
politics don't Justify such an act- Note
the big successful corporation; they
employ the ablest men In tile country
to manage their affairs, and wbe
tho Iltfle men choson to reprosont
the state coma in contact with these
men ftnqy (appear rldionlonft. What
Arizona needs Is abler men to con-
tclliictual men In charge of Its ma
chlncrr will sooner or later run'
muck. whetherha.t goveniment b
state, .county or municipaL
djjet Its affairs, partloalarly In some
The' above'ls true every wonl of
O . COITORIAL COMMENT
IMPARTIAL AND JUST JUDGE
Few trials hae taken place lurlng
roceut years, where public Jn?rest
i was centered ho strongly a .in tin-
inal of the dynamiter, at Indianap
oKs, In -Allien the rulings of the court
as woll as the sentences Imposed on
thu convicted men found fao little crit
icism. Judge Anderson during thu
trial avowed himself to be fair minded
aud gave the' attorneys of the accused
by the pc-! verc sentences to tho convicted men.
,but tempered justice with mercy. It
not being . te not to lw expected that the advo-
'abcr cause will not find fault with'
!. ' t M. fain., in the!
JV:ue aneraiiy. as wen as among
um L-irnwivauvv, juw-iiuiuiug meiBDen
i ftf linlnn nl nliFnnntn B 1....l
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question, the opinion is unanimous in
commending bis a-ctiona.
TIw ends of justice luve oecn
served, and well sfttrxxl in the expos
lire of one of the most gigantic con
spiracies to murder and destroy prop
erty ever attempted In this country
in the conviction of the suiltv
'. lrtios who were responsible for 1L
ONE OFFICIAL ON GUARD.
The atteatfon of The Citizen has
been called to an editorial appearing
in this aenrsttaper in which it was
stated that the Milt brought to com
pel tlic auditor to Issue a warrant on
it tie nrison fnad for th mviaent at
Governor's Ham's ble automobile is
a friendly one.
It seems that this is a Rross error
The sMlt is aathlng bat friemlly.
Kor some time. 3. C. Callagban, the
state auditor, has bef-n at swords
points with the taxc-aters who are
trying to raid the state treasury. H
has declined to be driven by the gov
ernor and has recently taken the bit
in his teeth and refused to Issue war
rants on faads where there is In his
opinion ao law authorizing their pay
ment. A' the present time lie has th"
bridle clear off and has become th
b'ack sheep In the eyes of otlwr i-tat1
offlvJals. He win make every honest
offort to sustain his position resect
ing that the governor's efforts to make
the taxpayers pay for his antomobiU
is unlawful and, is confident that he
will be sustained !n the courts.
it ra said that Mr. Callaghan loni
ago called the governor's attentlor
to too rapxi Btrtefs tne state was
taking toward bankruptcy and recom
fwnded that the tax levy be nearly
ftfly per cent 3ore than was finally
Arizona is fortiibfae at least in hav
ing one watch do at the door of the
state treasury We caaaot prevent
the leglclatnrf from makla; reekleM
use of state funds be can at least
force state officials to keep within
tne law In taeir parcaaaee ami re
fuse ,to iseve warrants on funds where
the same is aot contemplated by law
Generally peop!epay a good 'deal
more for expe'rfeaoe-'that It tunss out
to ba worth to them.
Things That Will Count.
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his pav do a little moro thaq sutirf his family wfcekly
if he doeent ho 's losing, because tu future Is to come.
If It's only ONE DOLLAR, try and deposit It with this bant:
weekly and provide for the day when the wages stop.
4 Per Cent Interest Will Be Paid On Savings
100 Small Savings Banks for Distribution, call and get yours.
Citizens Bank' and Trust Company
Main Street. . BIsbee. Arizona
Will E. McKec Preslde'nL C. A. McDonald, Cashier.
O. W. Wolf, Assistant Sjihlet.
The holidays are over, taxes have been paid
so now is the time to save money. YOUR
money deposited with us now will have
earned four per cent at this time next year.
Start an account now, however small, add
to it everv month and you will be surprised
at the amount yqu can save in a year.
Do You Pay Your Debts?
. . Of course you do. But are you paying the debt
you owe yourself? Have you ever stopped to think
that you should be saving a certain percent; of your
Deposit it in our Savings Department to draw
1 PER CENT COMPOUND INTEREST.
In return we offer you safety, courtesy, promptness
and excellent banking service.
THE BANK OF BISBEE
BISBEE, ARIZONA. '
Oldest and Largest Bank in Southern Arizona.
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