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ARIZONA JOIRNAL MINER
DAILY AND VEEX.LY.
Oideat Paper in Aritona Esiati'.i-:.. .t
Published by Journal Miner Company
J. C. Martin, Editor and Manager.
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POSED TO SUFFRAGE.
The Tucson Citizen is oppo.-ed to
woman suxtfage. It argues that "sol
frage is a privilege and not a right.
It ah''ld be Conferred on no one who
can not at all times discharge the
full duty that a citizen owe to the
country. This includes service iu
the army iu time of war. service in
the militia, jury service, and all the
other onerous duties that ofteu tax
"The bill granting the right of
suffrage to women iu Arizona that was
passed hy the house should uot be
come a law. Its euactmeut would lie
fatal to statehood. Many of the prin
CaaJ supporters of the statehood hill
senate would aliaudou the causa
na adopted woman suratfge.
ut hem democratic senator
to admit Arry.oua to tie
territory should adopt
1, illogical and cranky
ending the suffrage to
senate of the United
tow in constant areaii ma;
send a woman to the senate.
nate will not care to doulile its
anxiety if Arizona should eufrauchi.-i
"Refined womeu do not want to
vote. Sensible men have uo disposi
tion to extend the suffrage beyoud its
present limits. The council should
show its strength aud common sense
by propmtly killing the house
joke. ' "
above is a very weak argu-
111 support 01 tne l inen -
It assertion that refined
U not want to vote, and that
Mffi havo tlx. disposition to
oe suffrage are lioth incorrect.
While there is a wide difference of
opinion on this question "refined
women"' aud "sensible men'' are
found in the ranks of the advocates as
well as iu tbc-e of the opponents, of
woman suffrage. They are men aud
womeu too who can make a much bet
ter argument iu favor of their position
than appears iu the alnive.
There i6 no statehood iu sight for
any of the territories, during the pres
ent session. Democratic senator
come out very emphatically in opposi
tion to anything but the omnibus bill
which would give that party a pros
pective advantage iu the new atatea.
Arizona is strongly democratic
kand iu Oklahoma the chances are
very lavoraole lor neiiioeraur
success. Democratic politicians re
cognized thee tacts aud were more
than willing to take chances on
the admission of these states two ol
which could be fairly safely de vended
upon to elect four democratic aeoa
The admission of Ariozua and New
Mexico as oue state meant a republi
can state hence the. democraitc oppo
sition to it iu the senate, as well a
amoug democratic politicians ol this
terrraary. If a state government
Id bring the stability aud conn-
that has lieeu claimed it would.
Journal Miner lielicves it
e Mine benefits could have
lized with the two territories
fitted a.- one state as if admitted
rately. Under the beuefits ol
tehoo i it would have been a eom-
aratively short time until the praaeaw
territory of Arizoua would get the
300.00"' population required under the
provisions of the compromise measure
to become a searate state.
The defeat of any measure at thi
lime just meaus the Hstjonemeut ot
admission for years to come.
The republican jiapers which
fought the democratic platform ino.-t
bitterly are the ones which are now
making the biggest noise U-cau-e tie
legislature has not yet carried out all
the platform pledges, and when tin
legislature does carry them out these
same iiapers will still lie the loudest
critic- aud objectors. Courier.
The noise which is being made by
the aforesaid papaaV is -imply a note
of amusement at the frantic efforts
which democratic legi-lalors are mak
ing to avoid carrying out their prom
ises. The Journal Miuei during the cam
lign predicted that democrats did
uot mean what their platform said.
They never do. They are simply ful
filling t he Journal Miner's predict ion.
hence if there is any unusual amount
of noticeable noise on the utrt of thi
paper it is 011 that account solely, ami
not from any effort to suggest a line
of action to the aforesaid legislators.
For instance the seventh plank iu tin
democratic platform says:
We favor the ameudmeut of all
law- placing large ierqnisites iu the
hand- of government officials in this
territory and demand that all of such
perquisites shall lie covered into tin
treasury, and fixed salaries created
for all territorial apiioiutees and
clerical forces, as may be nec.--arilv
required for the effective admmi
tration of the government affairs : -taming
to each le(iartmeut of the
wHtnr. " Some of the very uieu who
assisted iu framing and passing the
platform providing for the alove are
now doing all in their power to defeat
all legislation under it.
How is the legislature attempting to
MR 0111 this nlaukr Oue tuenilier
has introduced a hill to carry out the
provisions while the others thai is
very man of Iheru are doing all in
their power to preveut its passage.
UMI BH loading democrats in the!
house aul a leading democratic meni
ler of the council has each introduced
a hill to try to satisfy his democratic
conscience and to pull the wool over
the eyes of his constituents. The
measures instead of ladug iu harmony
M h I he platform. Of diverting the
fees at present received from tiling
articles of incorporation into the
treasury, imposes an additional tax of
"1" on companies taking advantage of
our In to incorporate and having
this lee to into the treasury.
Roue 1 the house menilar and As
liurst the council memher who are
Bm attempting to fulfill their plat
form covenants with voters.
AN INDIRECT TAX.
The Alliuqiieniue Democrat contains
au article for the benefit of New
Mexico '.- last makers, and as the in
formation contained iu it is as peHa
ueut to Arizona as to our sister terri
tory, the article is reproduced :
(iov. ildeli of New York is urging
the adopt ion of a policy of indirect
taxation tor state reveuue winch will
permit of the abolit ion of the state
tax collected from the local it ie on
the liasis of their taxahle valuations.
Me wants to effect this change during
his present term of office, and has
hrought the party leaders in the leg
islature to an agreement Uhii the fol
lowing plan :
1. A tax on real estate convey
ances. exiected to iirillg a revenue of
SI. -J .(".
'1. A five mills fax on mortgages,
estimated to raise a revenue of r?ll, -U6Q,00U,
of which the state is to re
ceive tCi.iK .( 1 and the localities
where collected a like sum.
X A tax of 1 ier cent on the direct
inheritance of real estate, when its
value is 115,000 or more. This is e.
pefltea to produce 6M,Q00 annually.
If this plau is carried out there will
lie no further need of levying upon
the tax lists of the various cities and
town-, and the tax for all general pur
poses will iie dropied.
This system would lie esecially ad
vantageous iu New Mexico liecause it
would greatly assist in ill curing the
evil of under assessments. I'nless
local valuations for taxation are r
fi'Ctly uniform throughout the terri
tory injustice is done in the levy of
the tax for geueral purposes, ami
! hence there is a constant effort on the
1 ptrt of many of the counties to reduce
their proportion of the general tax by
making t heir assessments lower than
t ho e of other counties for the same
classes of property, and as a conse
quence the grand total of our terri
torial assosstii"it roll is rapidly grow
ing smaller, while every one knows
that real values are steadily iucreas-
tat all over New Mexico. But under !
the nhoi now rwirur emisidered bv the!
New York legislature all such incen
tive to the policy of reducing values
would lie removed: the assessment
would affect only the county in which
II was made, aud as the county would
lie obliged to raise just so much money
to carry ou its own government if it
reduced its valuation it would have
to raise the er cent of its levy, so
that it would make no practical differ
ence to the county or the property
owner whether the valuation of the
couuty as a whole was put up or
Connecticut adopted the policy of
indirect taxation a uumlier of years
ago. and the governor of New York
wrote to a number of the officials '
that state for their opinions regard
ing the practical working of the plan.
In their replies they all state that it
is 11c e 1 ,;ore satisfactory to the pub
lic ttkao the old plan of a direct tax,
and give- the state an ample re.eiiue
without I icing felt by the ieuile. Tin
only objection any of them raise to it
is that "it brings so much revenue to
the public terasury that it encourages
habits of ex-ti-avaganceiii the legisla
ture, ami the appropriations are on a
far more liberal
ale than they were 1
i a ore. "
If course, extravageiice on the part
of the state is au evil, hut is all evil
that will not ran any serious com
plaint as long as the money is on hand
to meet it aud the new plan has the
merit of bunging the money.
This i- a matter that is worthy of
careful consideration by the legi-la
ture. and we have reason to lielievc
that there is ample ability iu that
IkhIv to formulate a plan upon that
Mia that would bring -utticielit reve
line to defray all the expenses of the
territorial go'erumeut.and with much
les- friction than is exX'lienceil al
JOURNAL MIN.R VINDICATED.
Those citizens ami iiers which
were alleged to h ive liecome so highly
indignant at the Journal Miner lie
cause it advocated the union of Ari
zona and New Mexico and their ad
mission as one -ta'.e as a last resort,
will by this times see that the paper
was right, and they can now permit
their indignation to cool off. The
latest advices from Washington are to
the effect that the only poaalbUitj for
admission is by this mean- and 111 case j
of failure iu this that there is a possi- i
bility of the admissiou lieing accom
plished at next si ion with Arizona:
viied off the map for all time
The fellow who telegraphed to a j
Pheuix paH-r about citizens of Pres
ent! betag indiu'iiant at the Journal
Miner and addlliL' that the paper is al
way- wrong can now eat a dish of era
in the -olitude .f his lonesome and
clientle office and revise his opinion
of tha Journal Miner. The Journal
Miner was riuhi on this question as it
is on every question, and th" true
friend of statehood, those who want
-tatehood for the general ln-uefit that
will lie derived from it. now have an
opportunity to -how their hands.
Tho-e who want it solely for politi
al or (lersonal reasons are not ex
pected to make any great deraolistra
lion. The Journal Mim i i- prepare. I
'o accept -'ateiioo.l on the conditioii.-indicatcd.a-
remotely po idle, and at
'he same time as previously stated
having eclated and flourished for
thirty eight years in a territory it can
take its chances for au indefinite
period, in the future iu a territory.
As announced froaa Washington, the
orofKisit ion now is. the admission of
1 he two territories as aae -tate. is a re
mote possibility at the present session,
vith the privilege ol Arizona lieconiing
a separate - 'ate " hen she can show up
a population of Jno.ooo. 01 admission
at next session of congress with Ari
zona hint t.-d off the map for all time.
Now which do the political state
hood shout its and the maligners of
the Journal -Miner waut An oppor
tunity is now offered for them to test
THE STATEHOOD SITUATION.
It is fiirtunate. indeed, for Arizona
that there is only one repuhlican in
the territory who is so rahidly rti
.-an as is the editor of the Journal
Miner, and who would sacrifice every
interest of Arizoua in order to have a
Mate created with a repuhlican urn
It is unfortunate indded that, when
it has liecome apparent that statehood
cannot Ik- gained for Arizoua as a sep
arate state at the present lime that
every democratic aier and every
democrat ic politician in the territory
well as democrat ic senators are so
rahidly partisan as to 1 ip lot-e the ad
mission of Arizona aud New Mexico
as oue state, under a provision that
when the area now emliraced hy Ari
zona shall have a population of SDOV
!M( it shall lie granted separate state
hood. It only goes to show that democratic
siipjHirt of statehood is for political
purposes only, as a general rule. Of
course there are exceptions to the
rule. There are no doubt some deim -erats.
who do not want office, who are
not included in the a hove.
That the governor, ex governor, and
other prominent republicans favor
Arizona's admission as a separate state
with the full knowledge that it is
iverw helmingly democratic only dem
onstrates their magnanimity. If there
were any show for serate statehood
the Journal Miuer would not favor
the one state proMisit ion. it never
has favored it except as a very last re
sort, Friends of statehood in Wash
ingt 011. according to the latest advice?,
have thrown up their hands, aud say
there is alisolutely no hoe for the
omuilius hill. They claim that there
is a remote possibility for the single
state proposition to go through with
a provisioti for a separate state for
Arizoua wheu it can show a popula
tioii of 1H.0I0. It is further stated
that unless this proposition is ac
cepted, the single state admission hill
will he tiassed at next session of con
gress without any provision for single
statehood and that Arizona will he
wiied off the map for all time.
With these conditions confronting
the people of the territory the ques
tioii is left to the reader to decide at
to the wisdom or foolishness of the
Journal-Miner's position despite the
rahid snarling of its contemporary.
President Kooscvelt has told the
memliers of his cahinet that it was his
inteutiou to make something of au in
novation iu connection with his west
eru tours this summer. He said that
he was determined to have some good
hunting iu the far west, and that his
Mississippi bear hunt had lieeu spoiled
by the multitude of newsiaiier report
ers who flocked to the hunting ground.
He is fully determined that on thi.
snnimer's tours he will lie accom-
pauied by but one newspaper man.
He will refuse to liennit the speciiil
correspondents of dailies or illus
trated weeklies to accompany him.
ami will ask the press as.-ociat ioiis of
the country to unite on one man. who
will confine hiaaaeaf in his di.-pulcbe:-to
actual news events, and will not at
tempt anything iu the Hue of descrip
tive writing that so interfered with
the succees and pleasure of the Mis
sissippi liear hunt aud came near re
sulting in the president determining
never to go hunting again as long as
he is president of the United States.
Our morbid morning contemporary
has divided the republican party into
wings just how maiiy wings is not
apparent, however. One of them it
clas.-ities as the Hannite wing ami
says the Journal-Miner is the servant
of this wing. While the Journal
Miner was uot aware that it had ren
iered any services which entitled it
to this houor and distinction, it
highly appreciates the classification
of its contemporary. Mark Hauna is
the embodiment of a high tye of
Americau patriotism coupled with a
devotion to republicanism that any re
publican might feel proud of. He is
'"'liy one of the ablest men in public-
life, and to lie called a Haunaite re
publican is a mark of honor and dis
miction of which any republican
might well feel proud. The Journal
Miuer doffs its hat and makes its
obeisance to its morbid contemiarrv
lor the compliment.
The Journal-Miner must have
pinched a democratic corn recently
from the amoMUt of space taken up
this morning by its democrat ic con
teniiorary. About one halt of the en
tire reading matter of the paper is
taken up witii the same old straw
which it has lieeu threshing over about
the Journal Miner for the past eight
years. It does not eveu give this
paper a chance to "talk back" as tie
whole burden of its wails is Journal
Miner. JoriiNAl, MINKR. in the
sani" strain which has appeared peri
odically for the iiast eight years. If
it would even get up some new Jour
nal Miner wail it would furnish some
The Albuquerque Democrat favors
retaliation acainsl St. Louis for SOOM
real or imaginary grievances and says
"Ihe legislature w ill do well to reiwal
: the act making an appropriation for
the St. Louis fair. There are a great
.many ways in which we could use the
'money to much better advantage.
There an- an ahuuaiice of good reasons
I for reraataai the law. baaadea the all
sufficient one that the St. Lovk
; papera have treated New Mei.xco iu
such an outrageous aud indecent man
ner that no citizen of the territory
could go to thai town without com
promising his self resiect."
It may not la- amiss, on the art ot
the Journal-Miner, to explain the
-happiness and suarlishuess of its
morbid contemporary this morning to
wards this paper to state that the edi
tor of the aforesaid m. m. c. claim- to
bare created the democratic platform,
hence it is au extremely sensitive sub
jeet for him. l'erhaps after all the
Journal Miner had 110 right to jar its
teettafi 011 this subject, particularly
as the party manipulator- swiped his
platform and appropriated it without
A new oil field has been discovered
in California, a gusher having been
struck near Oilroy in Santa Clara
county. I luring a ! -idem-, intiilroy
twenty eight year- ami tin- writer of
this item advised I sir ing for oil at the
plan this well has been auadt,ataaa)aat-
iaaj that the indications were irood for
The seveutb plank in the democrat it
plat form says: "We favor the amend
ment of all laws placing large per
quisites in the hands of government
officials iu this territory aud demand
that all of such perquisites shall lie
covered into the treasury, ami fixed
salaries created for all territorial ap
pointees aud clerical forces, as may
lie uecessarily required for the effec
tive administration of the government
affairs pertaining to each department
of the same." Some of the very men
who assisted in framing and iassiug
the platform providing for the ahove
are now doing all in their power to
defeat all legislation under it.
Clause "J of section 7 of the demo
cratic platform pledges the iarty:
"To the enactment of a law creating
the office of mine inspector, with
power in the incomlient to enter and
iusect ajl mines in this territory in
the course of development and oiera
tioii. to the eud that uudergrouud
miners may lie more safely protected
from danger, and mine owners from
useless litigation." Has any one ever
heard of the legislature making any
effort to carry out the ahove plank?
Keally Arizoua should lie ashamed
of her petty larceny hill thieves who
have lieeu preying upon the legisla
ture. Our neighlior. California, is
having its troubles also with legisla
tive thieves, but they are thor
oiighbreds. Among the art ides stolen
are pocket knives iu joh lots, a type
writer, a law lihrary of one of the
mem tiers and numerous and sundry
hooks from the chief clerk's desk.
Nothing small or petty ahotit a Cali
fornia legislative thief.
Mazatlati officials claim they have
traced t he plague cases in that city
directly to a vessel which arrived
there from San l-'rancisco and will ac
cordingly present a claim for dam
ages against the I'nited States. It is
claimed that under treaty agreement.
that government should have been
notified of the existence of the plague
ill San Francisco, and that no official
notice was given.
The Journal Miner congratulates
itself iu bringing the democratic ma
jority in the legislature to its way of
thinking on the statehood question.
Hy a strict iiarty vote the council yes
terday adopted a resolution favoring
the admission of the two territories as
one state as a last resort, l-'rom a po
litical stand Dotal this places the
Courier editor ou the republican side
of the question.
It may uot lie geuerally known, but
it is a gratifying fact, all the same,
that wages in this country since last
Octolier. have lieen increased in the
aggregate fully ?".". 01 10. 01 H par annum,
the largest proportion of the advance
having taken place since the first of
January. at which date railroads
and large corporations generally de
cided to increase wages on all average
1 if 10 ier cent.
The initial efforts to secure the 11a
lioual republican convention in
lor St. Louis will be made in Wa.-h
ingtou in a few days. Kngagemeiits
have been made with Senator Hauna.
chairman, and I'erry S. Heath, secre
tar df .lie ..Ulittcc. and tie inaltet
uill lie laaiaa up aud the oooditiotM
which will p'ohably be exacted will
lie fully di.-cu-sed.
An eastern laxly, who is visiting
Prescot t, was so favorably impressed
with the report of the Monday Club's
"Afternoou of Music" yesterday that
she .secured several copies of the paper
to send to her eastern frieuds
just to show them that the ladies of
I'rescott are up to date in club mat
After the statehood rider to the
argicultural and post office appropri- I
at ion bills were w ithdrawn yesterdav
Both bills were passed. The house
amendments to the Philippine cur
rency bill were agreed to with but
slight discussion in the senate thus
sending the bill to the president.
William Hrovvn. a Kansas populist,
who was chairman of the comittce en
railroads in one of his reports elec
trified the house of representatives re
garding a railroad iu Pratt county,
with this graphic conclusion: "It
hain't got no termini at ary end. "
There are no "grow ing paius. "
Kheumatism and articular troubles iu
children are sometimes thus mis
named, but it is well for parents to
remember that if. what they are prone
to call growing twins pendat, the ser
vices of a physician are needed.
In IMS we raised more than a bil- 1
lion dollars worth of corn. nearly one
half ot a billion dollars worth of 1
wheat ami USB, 808,089 worth of pate- !
oes. In fact all ourerop- were good. 1
but we did uot raise enough coal.
There is uot a republican paper iu
the territory that is making as such
noise as the Tucson Ci I izeli. a .-launch
democratic paier. about the failure of
the democratic legislators to fulfill
their platform pledges.
Pi.-ident lioiawiTrll has espo'ised the j
interests of the icople as opposed to;
Hat interests of corporate weal t h. It
remains to be seen if the ieop!e will
-laud by him or wiil how down to the j
Mr. Cleveland is too old a bird to
be caught with chaff. While he may
lie w illi' g. it's not for him to .-ay so.
at least until he is invited by oueapfl
The Hungarian government is lie
coiniug alarmed at the wholesale cmi
cration from that country of young
girls and efforts are being made to
There is a wine cistern iu Sonoma
county. California, that holds a half
million gallons of grape juice. It Is
SI feet long. IU feel wide and i"i feet
The withdrawal of appeaitaon to the
Cuban treaty by the lieet sugar pro
dhaoeri proves how excellent a treaty
the administration has negotiated.
The governor has not yet bean re
quired to appoint a mine inspector
under the provisions of any law passed
by the legislature.
The eight hour bill still h mgs fire,
along with ell the nth- ' I re prom
ised hy the democrats in their 1 lat
Millions of Dollars Going Into That
Country From the United
Good Advice to Small Investors in
This Country From an Author
The following extracts from a letter
written by Consul General A. 1). Har
low, of Mexico City, will give some
thing of an idea of the millions of
dollars of American wealth which is
lieiug invested in our sister republic:
"In round figures fcjuUOOO.OOO gold
is the amount of American capital in
vested in Mexico by 1117 Americau
companies, firms and individuals.
This amount pract ically has all been
invested iu the past quarter of a cen
tury, and about one-half of it has
lieen invested within the iast five
The inqielus given to Mexico's iu
dustries by this enormous augmenta
tion of the nation's working capital
accounts iu no small degree for "the
great industrial progress of the repub
lic during the iast twenty-five years.
With Mexico buying 58 per cent of all
her imKrts from the United States
and selling HO ier cent of all her ex
ports to the i'nited States, and with
this enormous investment of American
capital in Mexico, the commercial
bond betwecu the sister republics is
one that can hardly lie broken. It
is one too. that is constantly growing
iu strength. The How of American
capital to this republic has apparently
only liegun. The community of inter
ests is growing daily, ami certainly
makes for harmony between the two
More American capital is invested
in the railroads of Mexico than in any
other single line about 70 per cent
of the total. In this line American
"The Mexican Central railroad rep
resents the largest single American
interest iu Mexico. The amount
l.S.!J9.07!.4."i given as the capital
employed represents what has actually
been mid out up to the present time
for the construction aud equipment
of the road.
' Next in Importance to the rail
roads, from the standpoint of Ameri
can capital invested, is the minim:
industry. Since : he tiaaa of Corlis,
milling has been tht principal source
of Mexico's wealth. The amount in
vested by Americans iu mining in
Mexico may lie stated iu round fig
ures, at .?Wi.tM. 0UI.
"This is a comparat ively small per
centage of the total amount of capital
invested iu Mexican mining proier
ties. Yet a large amount of this $W0. -
iKld.mM is invested in up to date min
ing machinery, which is conqietently
handled, and Mexico's mineral wealth
has lieen gresdly increased by this
American investment. Mines that
were given up years ago. and mine
that could not be worked at all 011 ac
count of the low iirmli' 11I the ores,
call now le plolltablv worked UJ the
newer met hods, for which Mexico is
mostly indebted to Americans. The
increased output of Mexican mines,
as well as the opening up of new min
ing dis'ricts, is largely due to American.-.
Uith through the improved min
ing methods ami through the develop
ment of the country by railroads built
by our capital. Thus, taken on vhe
whole. American capital is a stronger
factor iu Mexico's prfaaOtoal industry
than the amount invested indicates
on the BUI face.
"AgricnitnrB comes afier mining ill
the amount of capital invested,
amounting to about 188,800,0081
"The first cost of virgin land in the
tropics of Mexico is very small say.
B0 cents to tCi per acre as a liberal
av erage. Development work is x pen -sive.
and some of the older comialiies
have no doubt ipead considerable
sums iu in proving their proierties:
but in a ge a ral way. the 'monthly
payment' companies have not iu
vested much iu Mexico, however much
the small investors may have paid to
the promoters for the privilege of
holding stock in their coniiwnies.
legitimate investments in Mexico
may lc exiiecled to my reasonable re
turn: pechapa a larger percentage of
profit than the same amount of money
could earn iu the I'nited States but
promises of 'JlKt to S00 per cent profit
in live or ten year- cau be set down
as 'fakes' pure and simple.
"Many wealthy Americans and
other foreigners, as well as Mexicans,
live iu Mexico, ami have their money
invested here, being generally well
-atidied with IP to IS per cent profit
The whole isthmus of lahnaatepec
and possibly the entire tropical sec
tion of Mexico could be bought by
capitalist,- rc-iding in this city, and
if there were any sure S08 par cent ta
reataaeeda to he BMde ia that region
they would certainly be taken up by
persons on t he ground w ho are thor
oughly familiar with the conditions
there. The ,-ecu lat i v e bubble will
be pricked one of these days, and the
small investors in the I'nited States
will have a lot of prettily engraved
shares of stock and some more or less
valuable axperhMaSe to show for the
money they have invested. This doe
Mexico and Americans no good.
"1 am in receipt of an average of
ten or more letters each week from
persons of small means iu the I'nited
States.who desire to invest iu tropical
agricultural companies operating or
claming to operate in Mexico, asking
for information and advice concerning
such companies and investments. One
reply covers the whole groud. That
is. tirst.that robber culture in Mexico
is as yet purely in the experimental
stage, and no icliable statistics or in
formation can lie given concerning its
probability of success.
Promises uf dividends by com
panics who proxise to engage iu
the rublier growing business are
purely peciilatirve and theoretical.
Other American agricultural com
panies who propose to raise various
tropical products may or may not be
siicce-sful. Some are successful, but
they are -omnarat ively few.
"I would not advise any oue to in
vest in any enterprise in Mexico with
out first visiting the country person
ally ami thoroughly investigating the
proposition and the local conditions.
Persons who have not sufficient capi
tal to do this had better uot invest
here. A small investment made
blindly by a school teacher or minis
ter or laboring mau in the United
States iu a foreign enterprise may lie
well made, hut in nln out of
ten the money could be invested to
better advantage in the United States.
"Another erroneous idea, which
seem- to be quite common amoog
Ameriau residents in the United
States, is that Mexico is a good place
for persons of small capital to come
to eugage iu agricultural or other
pursuits. It most cases it is not. As
iu the case of investments ou a small
scale iu enterprises in Mexico, no per
son should decide to come here to
live and engage iu business without
first personally visiting the country
ami thoroughly investigatiug the
"Americau capital is beginning to
assume tmportuace iu the hanking of
Mexico, aud this interest is one that
is grow ing rapidly. American methods,
which were unknown here a
here a few years ago, have revolution
ized banking iu this country and
placed it on a business rather than a
social basis. As yet, the total amount
of American capital invested in bank
ing in this country naturally. mainly
iu Mexico City is relatively small,
but it is a powerful leaven in the
loaf, and threatens to become the
body of it in the next few years."
A. O. U. W. CONTEST.
Challenge Has Beeu Accepter! by Jur
isdiction of Colorado.
The chaueuge which was issued by
the A. O. U. W. jurisdiction of Ari
zona and New Mexico to the jurisdic
tion of Colorado for a tM silk Hag to
the jurisdiction gaining the greatest
percentage of new members, has been
accepted by Colorado jurisdiction and
the contest is now on iu full blast.
The different lodges of the Arizoua
aud New Mexico judrisdictiou. have
beeu classified aud prizes will lie
awarded to the local lodges making
the greatest percentage of gain of
memliership uutil May 31. wheu the
Prescott lodge ha.- been listed with
those of the third class iu the prize
coutest and it will lie necessary for
this class to secure at least fifteen new
members to lie eligible for a prize,
but that will lie easy, as it no trou
ble for this lodge to get up a class of
J11 or .'10 auy time.
At the lodge meeting last uigbt
there was one new member initiated
ami it was decided to take off all lo
cal lodge fees for new members till
the close of the contest. This will
make the fee only r)"J. this amount be
ing necessary for the medical exam
ination and certificate fee.
The memliers of Arizona and New
Mexico are bound to have that flag
if they have to double their member
ship, and if they all go at it like the
memliers of Prescott lodge klhey are
liable to do that very thing. This
lodge now has a memliership of 128 iu
(ieneral Passenger and freight Offices
Will Move Tomorrow.
The volume of business transacted
in the offices of the geueral freight
and passenger agent of the S. F. P.
and P. railroad, ha-' increased to such
au extent that the small rooms in the
depot building are inadequate for the
proper handling of same and the brick
building which was erected some
mouths aajO for tin purpose of run
ning a depot eating tiouse, has beeu
remodeled aud nicely fitted up with
uew furnislmigs anil the above gen
eral offices will lie removed to that
Mr. Anewalt and his able aud cour
teous assistants Messrs. W. S. Golds
worthy and l-'red Kessler. have strug
gled manfully to attend to the wants
of the patrous of the road, aud have
done well eveu iu their cramped quar
ters ami are to tie congratulated ou
securiug such nice new quarters where
their work can lie more easily hau
DEATH ol-' JAMES M' I N AL.D.
Karly Saturday morning. Febru
ary -1. .lames McOonald die, I at
Crowned Kiug. He had lieen sick for
some time, finally takiug a severe
cold which caused his death. He was
aUmt is) years of age. A blacksmith
by trade, but for the past year had
been employed by the Uuion Gold
Mining company as watchman at their
property. He was a civil war veteran,
a member of the G. A. R. aud leaves
a wite and several children in Iran
! fornia. He was buried the day follow
; hig his death February '2.
LADIKS All) SOCIKTV.
The social given last night by the
Ladies Aid of the M. K. church, at
the residence of Mr. ami Mrs. V. O.
Ayer. on Mt. Vernon street was a
complete success. The spacious roonis
of the Ayer residence were crowded
during the evening. The company
was congenial, and unalloyed pleasure
reigned throughout In addition to
Mrs. Ayer. Mrs. Garrett. Mrs. F. S.
Hildreth. and Miss Detvviler officiated
011 the committee of arrangements and
provided for the programme and the
refreshments served during the eveu
ing. and nothing seems to have lieen
omitted which would have added in
any way to the evening's enjoyment.
The guessing contest consisted of
guessing the names of a numlier of
pictures ami the prize was won by
Fen. S. Hildreth.
A short programme was rendered
consisting of the fellow ing liumliers.
Vocal solo Miss Amelia Block.
Reading Kev. A. M. Gibbous
Recitation Miss Ford.
Vocal duet Mrs. F. P. Ward and
Mrs. .1. C Martin.
Kecitatioti Master Harry Ling.
Refreshments were served during
ITT AN END TO IT ALL.
A grievous wail"at times comes as a
result of unbearable pain from over
taxeil orgaus. Dizziness. Backache,
Liver complaint and Constipation,
lint thanks to Dr. King's New Life
Pill- they put an end to it all. They
are gentle but thorough. Try them,
only Be. (iiiarauteed by all drug
gists. Fight Will Be Bitter.
Those who will jiersist in closiujf
their ea: s against the continual rec
miineiiilatinu of Dr. Kind's New Dis
coverv for (Vuistiniption. will have a
long- and bitter light witb their
troubles, if not ended earlier bv
fatal termination. Bead what T. R.
BeaU of Beall. Miss., has to say:
Last fall, my wife had every symp
tom of consumption. She took Dr.
King-'s New Discovery after even
ing else had failed. Improvement
came at once and four bottles en
tirelv cured her. Guaranteed bv all
druggists. Price, 50c and $1.00.
Trial bottles free.
THE DKATH PKNALTV.
A little thing sometimes results in
death. Thus a mere scratch. insignifi
cant cuts or puny Imils have aid the
death penally. It is wise to have
Bucklen's Arnica Salve ever handy.
It's the liest Salve on earth and will
prevent fatality, wheu Burns, Sores,
Ulcers aud Piles threaten. Only 2fc,
at all druggist
Nothing Doing of Any Particular
Interest By the Territory s
Another Primary Election A Corpora
tion Franchise Tax Bill the
On account of the failure of many
members of the legislature to return
from their Washington's birthday va
cation there was little doing in the
law making body on Monday.
In the house, Marlar introduced a
primary election bill, which would
ha but little if any improvement over
the present law. It proposes that the
candidates shall not lie named at the
primaries, but that delegates shall lie
chosen to county conventions. The '
primaries of all parties shall be held
at the same time aud place and under
the same supervision. The Australian
ballot system shall prevail. Any
voter may vote whatever ticket he j
chooses, but he can vote only oue !
ticket. The voter must also vote in !
the precinct in which he happens to
Another feature of the bill is that
the primaries are not to be held at 1
the public expense: that is, they 1
shall not be held at public expense
unless the supervisors of a county
may order so upon a petition from
the voters of the county. In that
case the supervisors may exercise
their discretion about makiug the
Marlar also introduced another hill
providing for supervisor districts.
Henry of Gila introduced a bill re
lating to mines and miuiug. Oue was
brought in by Mr. Lamont amending
the statutes iu relation to instruc
tion by judges to juries.
The most importnat matter iu the
council was the introduction of a bill
by Mr. Ashurst imposing a franchise
tax upon all corporations hereafter to 1
lie formed in the territory. It is nn
deratood that this bill is intended to
take the place of the Cowan bill now
in the hands of a house committee to
transfer from the office of the secre
tary to that of the auditor the hn.-i
nes- of incorporations with all emolii- 1
ments. The Ashurst bill proposes that
a franchise tax of ld lie levied upon
all new corporations and that the tax '
so received by the secretary shall lie
detioeited by him with the territorial :
treasurer. The franchise tax shall lie
placed to the credit of the geueral
fund. It is estimated that the annual
revenue would be from eTitHlu to
The council was in session less than
half au hour.
There was uo talk of developments
in the matter of the eight hour bill
or the woman suratfge bill, but it i
expected that something will occur iu
the business of prison removal within
a day or two.
Several uew bills were introduced
in the house on Wednesday as follow- ;
By Collins, to create a legal stan
dard of weights and aaaaMUraa; by
Cowan, to correct the errors of the
code; by Bernard, to amend the law
with respect to the adruiuist rut ion of
.-fat..-: tv O'C'olinel I. to extelel tie-
provisions of paragraph :5iV' relating
to the records of miues aud mineral
deposits; by Page, for the relief of
the Arizona (iazette, making an ap
propriation for the payment for print
ing the report of the territorial su
perintendent of public instruction;
by Cowan, providing for the removal
of children front parents and gnar
diaus who are until to have charge of
them: by Rowe, providing for a fran
chise tax of 110 to lie paid into the
territorial treasury by corporations
hereafter to he formed in this terri
tory. This is a copy of the bill in
troduced into the council the day lie- j
fore by Mr. Ashurst.
Au amendment to the divorce laws. 1
aud a bill amendiugthe law providing
for the payment of bounties for the ;
killing of wild animals were passed by
the house. The latter bill removes
the bounty from coyote scalps.
A bill authorizing mayors and coun
cils of cities to make assessments for
niuuiciiial improvements was de
feated. It was feared that such a law
.vim 1.1 leave the taxpayers of cities
at the mercy of the governing power.
When the bill to regulate the prac
tice of medicine came up in the eouu
cil. Ashurst moved that it lie considered
eugrossed aud go to a third reading.
Corbett moved that the further con
sideration of it he liostpoued until to
day on account of the absence of Mr.
Packard by reason of illness.
Ashurst. however, pressed his mo
tion for immediate consideration iu
spite of the assiirauce by Judge Kib
liey that he had word from Mr. Pack
ard statiug that he was unable to be
present. The motion was lo.-t by a
vote of (i to 5.
Commenting ou this action the Re
publican says that "so far as the
medical bill was concerned the vote
was uot significant, but it was highly
significant of other things."
The only other business of the day
iu the council was the introduction of
a bill by Dr. Whiteside providing for
the monthly payment of the salaries
of county officers. although there
were ipiite a uumlier of ieople pies
eut who are interested in the woman
suraffge bill expecting that BMaMN
to come up for consideration. .
CHARCOAL A PUR 1 11 B&
Nearly everybody knows that char
coal is the safest aud most etficieut
disinfectant aud purifier iu nature,
but few realize its value wheu taken
into the human system for the same
Charcoal is a remedy that the more
you take of it the better; it is not
drug at all. but simply absorb.- tie
gases and impurities always pre--iu
the stomach aud intestines and cm
ries them out of the system, says tin
Charcoal sweetens the breath after
smoking driukiug or eating onions
and other odorous vegetables. Char
coal effectively clears and improves
the complexion it whitens the teeth
and further, acts as a natural and
eminently safe catartic.
It absorbs the injurious gases which
collect in the stomach and bowels; it
disinfects the mouth aud throat from
the poison of catarrh.
To Cure a Cold In One Day
Take Laxative Bnmio Quinine Tub
lets. All druggist refund the agan
if it fails to cure. H. V 8nwi
siguature is ou each box. 25c.
We have some good California BMV
erty for sale or to trade fur Proscott
property. If you wish to invot or
think of moving to t'elifornia call
aud fee na. J. M, W, Moore 8ou.
Are We Too
We can't help it. We
it's here now subject to
New Mercerized White floods in Eta
mines. Satin Stripe Grenadines, and
the Rich Brocade Satin Damasks
As well as
Welts, Piques and
See our windows for a hint. You will be welcome to
full particulars inside.
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Home Bakery Restaurant
Under New nanagement.
Private Dining Rooms for ladies and families.
Board by Week $3.00 and up.
First Class Meals - - kOOMS BY DAV OR WEEK.
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re a akttd
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ness, headache, constipation, bad breath,
general debility, sour risings, and catarrh of
the stomach are all due to indigestion. Kodol
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famous remedy cures all stomach troubles
by cleansing, purifying, sweetening and
itrengthening the mucous membranes lining
Mr. S. S. Ball, of Rer9wood. W. Va.. aiy
"I waj troubled with aour stomach lor twerty years.
Kodo: cured me ' we re now ustna B in mifc
Kodol r ;ests What You Eat,
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Handle Onl.v James E. y
Pepper '9a, Hunter Rye (
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Club Rooms and Kcntaii rant Best ytj
Musical taletis employed. Games W
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MONTEZCMA STKi T
HENRY BRINKMEYER Propr ito
Centrally Located N- ir liu
Qood Comfortable Room t
Table is Nicely jp
And Prices Reasonable.
Bakery Attached to the Mote.
PIE, BREAD AND c iKh
Delivered Promptly tt All arts City
H. E. PEOPLES
Clothes Cleaiuti and
Orders Taken For New
g& Removed to Rear
ot Brick Building former
ly occupied by Mrs. No
bles. Fourth Door From
,nJ Belcher. Props.
Wtt Side at PUu
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