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Weekly Journal- Miner
PIONEER FAFER OF ARIZONA.
NtESCOTT, ARIZONA. WEDNESDAY HORNING, AUGUST 21, 1912.
WILLING TO PAY
DOUBLE ITS 1911 TAX
Attorney for tne United VerJe Intimates, Despite ReJ uction
Made That if Offer is Not Accepted, Matter Will
Be Carried Into the Courts.
Being convinced that the reepm-
mendation of the State Tax Com-
tnttnii as to the assessment on
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and inequitable, the County Board
of Equalization at its session yester
day unanimously voted to make the
augment on the fifteen producing
mines of the Unjttd Verde Copper
company one half of the figure sug
gested by tlic state noaru. u.vcn
with this reduction from the hy
pothetical valuation, the United
Verde's assessment on its gross
produce is exactly double that of
la t year under the bullion tax law.
The assessment of the personal
property, machinery and buildings
remains at the same figure fixed by
Before action was taken by the
board, Attorney LcRoy Anderson
for the United Verde submitted a
convincing, statement of legal, au
thorities showing that actually fio
law now existed for the assessment
of mines, as the legislature in re
pealing the bullion tax had, stupidly
made no provision for reviving the
law that formerly applied to the
assessment of mining properties.
While the increase in farming and
other property had been only 25
per cent, the state tax board had
undertaken its recommendations to
hoist mining properties a hundred
per cent, and this in itself was un
fair, even assuming that the new
law is valid, which he disputed.
Realizing that the state needed the
tax money to support the various
commissions that had been created
by the legislature, Mr. Anderson
stated that the United Verde was
willing to pay double the taxes it
had, done under the bullion tax but
this was not to be regarded as a
In as much as the supervisors of
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EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION LAW IS
SUSTAINED BY THE APACHE
ST. JOHNS, Arii., Aug. It Judge Ling of the Superior Court of Apache county yesterday handed
down a decision in the cat of Arm i jo and Ckavtx vs. County Recorder Piatt, in favar of the defendant.
Thit caae hat created great tntersst throughout this section, as H was instituted solely for the purpose
of testing the constitutionality of the educational Qualification law.
On August Stb Gabriel Armijo and Luis Chav, two old-tiros Mexican pioneers, who were born in New
Mexico, appeased before the county recorder and register erf Vetera, Henry J. Piatt and demanded to be
registered as elect an of Apache county. Tttsy wars asked te rss4 a portion of the constitution of the
United Ststes, but refused to maks any effect, whatever, to do so, although Chaves is well educated hi
English. Upon the recorder's refusal te register them they wads petition to the court for an alternative
writ of mandamus, asking that the recorder register them or appear in court and show reason why he would
not do so. They based their claim to the right of franchise on vested rights, ss they had voted in this
county for the psst thirty years. The court granted the writ and the finsl hearing was had yesterday. The
court decided that Piatt was within his right! in refusing to register the plsintiffs.
The plaintiffs were represented by Hon. John D. Ystes, a prominent Democrat. The defendant is
slso a Democrat but was represented by Hon. O. E. Greer, Republican.
It is understood that the case will be carried to the highest court in the United States if necessary, and
the plaintiffs claim that they are ultimately sure of winning out.
Fir st President Of
By Axnlfttod Preaa.
sN FRANCISCO, Aug. 19. It
is reported in Chinese circles here
that I)r Sun Yat Sin, first provi
sional president of China, was as-
sasuintcl today in Pckin by troops,
acting under orders supposed to
have been given by President Yuan
I'EKIN, China, Aug. 19. The
Chinese National Assembly, after a
stormy meeting, resolved by fifty
votes to eleven to present Jlo Frcsi
dtnt Yuan Shi rtai for" further ex
planation of the evidence on which
Generals Chang Chen Wu and
Aeng Wei, members of the Sunt
Yat Sen party were seized and
Authority for Many
10 STAY OR FIE
As to Which Course
Ujr Aanoclati'd PreSft.
FI. PASO, Texas, Aug. 19. Rep
resentatives of the Mormon colonics
in Mexico arc conferring who
the Mexican Federal government
through Mexican Consul Llorcnte
at Kl Paso. The American colonists
ak permission to carry arms on re
turning to Mexico. The Mormon
icttlers at the Morelos. San Jose
anil Oaxaca colonies . in Sonora are
in a quandray whether to remain or
lee to the states. Although threat
ntd by the advance of 700 Rebels
operating near the colonies they
were told today by A. W. Ivans, a
Mormon apostle, that if possible
they had beat remain as there was
no accoinmnilation on the border
for more refugees.
PANAMA CANAL BILL
Taft Suggests Additional Legislation
To Assure Other Nations of Our
For Party Circle
TO SEA INSTEAD
D Aavclted Preaa.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 19.
President Taft closed a day of
conferences on the Panama canal
bill with a special message to
Congress suggesting the passage of
legislation which would permit
American ships to travel through
the canal toll-free, and which would
lly AasoclaUd Treat.
i.nwnON. Fnir.. Ainr. 19. Hunt
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id down by llritisli soldiers in the ,,,,uw
depths of the Jungles of Central icgamjr ui im ,..uv.a..,.. u, Bm.
Africa, where for years in defiance ' w"c"
f ,11 i.nri.v l.o nnTstied a The president discussed at a meet-
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It. ing with senators and mcmiicrs ot
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icit ivory trader, James Wood R0- "e uousc, - -
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11V wai shot down by a little I i"""-
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the wilderness in pursuif witlt or- i'
rtt.r., M-itlmiit out- nouses,
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law. ilcad or alive.
The news of Rogers' death came
frmilk' todav to the llritisli
It was the belief here tonight that
an effort will lie made to meet tne
president's wishes, although some
leaders, particularly in the House,
arc. inclined Jo ' believe the message
meant no further canal action at
the present session. Taft explained
he was anxious to sign the present
bill but wishes to assure other gov
crnmcuts of the spirit of fairness
on the part of the United States
The president was told an act of
Congress would have the effect of
abrogating any treaty previously
agreed to, and a decision of the
Sunrcmc Court over the Chinese
Exclusion net was given as authority
for the statement. His suggestion
to Congress for additional Icgisla
tion is designed to prevent any such
construction as that of the Supreme
COND VETO TOR
DARROW MAY NOT BE
TRIED SECOND TIME
Motion to Dismiss Indictment is Likely
To Be Granted Today By
lly AMoclatra i-rou. . ny AsaocUtad Fria.
WASHINGTON, I). U, Aug. i. . QS ANGEL.ES. Cal.. Aug. 19.-
Taft will register a second veto A mQti(jn tQ ,,,mjM thc j,ilctment
cgainst the legislative, executive and aKa;nJt Darrow on the charge of
judicial bill, it Is predicted tonight. jav!n(f rJed Ko,jert F llan( a
I'lie bill passed in uou. M(.Nnla Juro, wIt l)C ,car, jy
Judge Hutton tomorrow afternoon.
The motion was made by the de-
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64c. Mexican dollars 49.
CHICAGO STREET CAR
LINES MAY BE TIED UP
I'r AioclaU4 Ptms.
ntlCAGO, III., Aug. 19. The
controversy between the 14,
W men working on the two street
"ilway elevated jincs of Chicago
an'l the employing companies stood
a crisis tortlfht. Two confer
ncts were liejctf'with Mayor Harrl-
riilrapo lawver anncarcd fn court
for setting his trial on thc Hain
charge. Several grounds were ad
vanced, Including thc fact there had
been no trial within the sixty-day
limit after indictment as provided
by statute, and thc fact that the
defendant has once been in jeopardy
on the same charge. It was argued
that Darrow was tried on the llain
charee as a part of the general
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averting a conspiracy charged against mm, and
rmliifl imil Iippii acnuittcd. and that tne
son in thc hope
! , i In.her' conference will be held prosecution had no evidence against
At . I r l.ijvit iii.i rrf
..i.i tiiit in im iinrruw wiiiiu ns w
t -!.! !.. tli mmm l 1 1.1 r row WIIICII ilu "uv i.wm
tnniorrou u i 1
P,PCV"L : ;,rlke oue.tlon, Judge Hutton declared there was
ncgau VU..I.B trt- ri.rftlsss for thc reauest.
owed in the eariy vo.e ,.c7 r.r . . ,
helmlngly in favor ot s sinnc. om u' hi-' r
Apprd'cnsioh Fdt For
Party of Five In
l) Amioclatcd I'resa.
CHICAGO, III., Aug. 19. Thc
IllinoU Progressive leaders held an
extended conference today to devise
some, plan to insure the placing of
the names of their candidates on
the state ticket under a party circle
containing the name "Progressives."
Republican lenders insist that if the
Progressives obtain a circle from
thc secretary of state on thc official
allot, thc circle shall contain the
name "Independent "
The attorneys for the Progressive
state, committee considered the pos
bihty of filing a mandamus suit
to compel thc grouping of Progres
sive candidates under one circle on
ic ticket so they can be voted for
with one pencil mark.
fly AMOoltteS press. ,
VENICE, Cal., Aug-.19.T-A
of five balloonists, supposedly head-
d for Hakcrsficld, started from
here this afternoon. Thc balloon
was apparently caught by an unex
pected current of nir and seemed to
have drifted out over thc ocean in
stead of inland. It is feared tonight
the balloonihtH might he in danger
far out at sea.
NEW YORK, August 19. Lake
$17.00 to $17.50.
Electrolytic $17.63 to $1775.
Castings $17,00 to $17.25.
ONE TENTH OF
authorities d'ed him, and so con
tiuued thc hearing until tomorrow
afternoon. Judge Hutton declared
ic would not preside at a second
trial "as he had a decided opinion
as to the guilt or innocence of the
FOR PURE FABRICS.
DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 19. Thc
resolution demanding a pure fabrics
law, which was passed by the recent
national convention of dyers and
cleansers in St. Louis, will receive
a strong indorsement from the an
nual convention of the Laundry
men's National Association here
this week. The argument is used
that the laundryman or the cleanser
Is blamed for deterioration of goods
when in fact thc quick wearing out
of the so-called pure silks or linens
h due to inferior material, The
Inundrymen will join in the request
to Congress asking that body to
pass a law compelling the manu
facturers to stamp their goods plain
ly, telling whether they are of pure
or adulterated materials.
flf AssoetsUd Prasa.
TOLEDO, O., Aug, 19. Nearly
$1,000 in currency was filched from
the office of the Detroit and Cleve
land Navigation company here to
day iu broad daylight. Later th
robber returned $100 to the com
pany through a third person.
NEW YORK, August
$440 in $4.S0.
Fund Will be Collected
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Aug. 19.
With thc trial of labor leaders
charged with complicity in trans
porting dynamite in connection with
thc destruction of the Los Angeles
Times building to begin in Indian
apolis on October 1, a movement
has been started to raiw funds for
the defense of thc indicted men. A
committee from thc San Francisco
Labor Council will begin tomorrow
thc work of collecting money from
the affiliated unions.
SHEEP SELLING TRIP.
N. J. Rittcr has returned from
Kansas City, where he disposed of
several hundred head of sheep,
stating that the market was good
and the demand heavy. He return
ed to his rouge in Lonesome valley
WILSON MAKES TALK
AT A GERMAN PICNIC
Br Assoclat4 Fiaa.
HOHOKEN, N. ., August 19.
Woodrow Wilton had a taste of
the difficulties of outdoor campaign
ing loday when lie addressed the
annual picnic of the Platt-Deutsclier
Volkfcst Vereln, a German-American
organization, from an Im-
proviscd balcony The governor
spoke while bands played in other
parts of the park. Thousands mass
ed about the speaker and frequently
there were interruption of applause.
"We arc asking ourselves this ques
tion" said .the governor, "a we face
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