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THK COCOXLVO SUX.
THE BOARD OF CONTROL.
Interesting Reading for Our
WHAT AN ARIZONA EX-GOVERNOR SAYS
The Taxpayers Are Save $25,000 Anotutly.
There's No Chinee (or Peculation. Saya
Ex-Gov. Huihes. Democrat.
Tim democratic press and the demo
?,' emtio territorial pint form, each are
somewhat wrathy in their ideas of re
forming territorial institutions, cspe
chilly making a target of the board of
control, advocating Its alHillshment at
once b the next legislature. The Tuc
son Star, a democratic paper and pub
lished bj ex-Goiernor Hughes, a dem
ocrat, comes to the front In defense of
the maintenance of that institution,
itiiil hacks up hi- argument with the
- following sentiments:
"Those citizens who believe the
IsMtd of control is not a goxl thing for
the territory -and who made a specialty
,. of Its condemnation during the cam-
" ' paign should spjultllually state where
this hoard is injtii ions to the taxpayer
of tlie territory. l.'t tliem consider
tlio following facts:
The creation of tins board of contiol
abolished twelve commissioners, three
secretaries and trensureis, as well as
some other sinecures, in all not less
than eighteen otlicials, every one or
which were receiving salaries or per
diems, and all the commissioners mile
age, amounting in all to more than
ti",(KK) annually. All of the work of
theso commissioners and their secreta
ries and their sulmrdinates Is done by
tho Ikmi-iI of control, with two ap
Miiutffs. The citizen member of the
board and tho secretaries of tho board
amounts to a total cost to tho territory
not to exceed W,VQQ annually. The au
dltor and governor uro salaried otli
cials and receive no extra compensa
tion as members of the lxmrd.
"The objection that has been urged
that the centralization of all theso ofli
clal duties in ono honrtl constituted as
it is tod a gives the governor too much"
power. This Is not a valid objection,
as he exerci-iMl much greater power
under the old regime than now, for
under the old system he appointed the
commissioners of four distinct Ismrds,
also their secretaries and other sultoi
dinate", everi one of whom was us
much under hi- control and subject to
his removal as the auditor and the elt-
fizcii member of the hoard. The jrov-
ernor exercised more power, Inasmuch
as he formerly appointed this largo ar
ray of otlicials, and now but one, the
.citizen member of tho IkmiiI, as his an- f
I dltor is an exolllclo member of tliuf
"Tills IhiuiiI of control can and does
lierform every duty theso respective
lxurds performed in not to exceed ten
dais in each quarter. The saving to
the territory is not !,., than Wi.lHH)
annually. Again, If there Is any pecu
lation or dishonest of any kind in the
management of tho territorial institu
tions it can more readily be discovered
under the board of control than" if lif
teen or more otlicials were responsible."
Wantkd LalHirers and rockmen to.
to work on the Flagstaff water works.
Wages, JJ.0O to $2.f0 per duy. Hoard
$4.r() per week. Apply to Geo. W
Sturdevunt or .1. T. MeWilliams.
New line of Stetson hats, in Fedora
and Derby shapes, just received at the
Cash Store. .
Fiinston for llrst-class job printing.", . ' V