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C. M. FUNSTON. Editor.
Saturday, Aiki. 25, ll)0G.
It is said that the amount of life
insurance elect case during 1905 more
New York spends four times as
much as Chicago for corporate ex
penses, but more strangers visit
New York and its taxpayers can
take it out of them.
the cehsiia bureau" is now gather
ing statistics regatding divorces, in
twenty of the largsej cities. Just
What use the bin etui Intends making
of the information gathered from
this source is not stated,
Fifteen thousand man are needed
in Minnesota, Iowa and the two Da
kotas to harvc.it the crop, and about
a thousand are available. The
wages offered by the fai mors range
from $1.75 to $.'5 a day and board,
but the jobs go begging.
The rate of tax of this county this
year has been fixed by the board of
supervisors as $2.50 on the one
hundred dollars valuation. This is
(he lowest rate since the organiza
tion. It is graitfying to the tax
payers and a compliment to the
county officials who manage the af
fairs of the county, and shows that
the business of the county is being
conducted honestly and with econ
omy. The valuation of assessable proper
ty in Arizona as fixed by the Terri
torial board of equalization is six
ty-three millions of dollars, an in
crease in two years of more than
seventeen million dollars This is
gratifying to the tax payers of
Arizona. It has decreased the rate
of taxation and the increase comes
from the mining counties which
have heretofore escaped paying their
just proportion of taxes. This has
been accomplished through the ef
forts of Gov. Kibbey. The work
of the governor is not approved by
the newspapers of the mining coun
ties who seem to think that the
mines should escape taxation, and
that the territory should submit to
any suggestion the mining corpora
tions should care to make legard
ing the taxation of their property.
The editor who can please every
one is not suited for this earth, but
is entitled to wings. Human nature
is so constructed that some of our
readers would like to have us feed
them on scandal; some would like
to have us to tell the u.ivarnished
truth about them, while others
would kill us if we did. It is a
comforting thought to the editor to
know that the Lord himself did not
please every one while on earth.
We labor hard to entertain and
please our subscribers, but that we
should occasionally fail is to be ex
pected, but you will always find up
willing to be forgiven.
The average educated man gets
$1,000 per year. He works fourly
years, making a total of $1,000 in a
life time. The average nay labor
er gets $1.50 per day, 300 days in
the year, or $450 per year. In ten
years he earns $4,500, or $18,000 in
a life time. The diafference be
tween $40,000 and $18,000, or 22,000,
equals the value of an education in
dollars. To acquire this earning
capacity requires twelve yeasr of
school, 180 days each, or a total of
2,160 days. Divide $22,000, value
of an education, by 2.1G0, number
of days required in getting it, and
we find that each day at school is
worth a little more than $10 to a
Gov. Kibbey of Arizona is a pio
neer in his methods of thinking,
whatever the date of his arrival in
the Southwest. It was he, while on
the Territorial bench, who first pro
claimed the irrigation doctrine,
now generally accepted, that to the
land belongs the water, canals being
considered much in the light of
common cairieis. Just now Gov,.
Kibbey is advancing the mots novel
proposition that the rich man's
dollar be taxed as heavily as the
dollar of the poor man. Still more
remarkable, he is making progress
towards putting into effect this sin
gularly Utopian Hcheme, And this,
too in Arizona, Which Was according
to that distinguished statesman,
Senator Reveridge, is governed
wholly by corporationsi
A few days agoj Gov. Kibbey vol
untarily lesigned the chairmanship
of the Republican territorial Com
mittee, in itself a remarkable act
for a modern politician. He em
braced the occasion for a few remarks
upon what he believed to be the
true policy of the Republican party
in the Territory. He declared the
paramount issue that of equal tax
ation, though he warned the com
mittee that it would be sought by
the interested ones to smother the
issue under the volume of the cam
paign over Statehood.
A few figures the Govermnor gave
are interesting over the generality
of statistics. When he assumed
office he found the farmers and small
land-owners paying taxes upon 75
per cent, of the real value of their
holdings, the cattlemen upon 00 per
cent., the sheepmen upon 40 per
cent., the railroads upon 10 per cent,
and the mining corporations upon
from 2 to 3 per cent. The total as
sessments of the railroads, with
commercial valuation of $68,000,
000, was less than $0,800,000. The
assessment upon all the mines and
improvements thereon was $4,500,-
000, while the current quotations
upon less than ten of the leading
properties was found to be $lS0,
000,000, with annual dividends at
that time reported to $0,500,000,
without reference to the profits
from subsidiary enterprises, such as
boarding-houses, stores and rail
roads. The railroads have been
raised under the Kibbey regime
about 20 per cent. The mines, de
spite strong opposition, carried even
into the courts, have been pushed
up to $14,000,000, still only 8 per
cent,, of their real value, yet an
improvement over former condi
tions. All this in the cause of jus
tice and in the interest of the "com
mon people." As the valuations
go up and the tax rates go down
and, with economy in her public
affairs, Arizona has passed a mile
stone on her way toward the polit
A study of this treatment of mat
ters of public policy is warmly to
be commended to the statesmen of
Califonia, even to those who are
found in the ranks of Republican
ism. But especially is advised con
sideration of a single sentence in
the addiess of the Executive of Ari
zona, to-wit: "It has always been
a'maxim of mine that the public
officer who most honestly and im
pratially enforces the laws, who
does most the to diminish and equal
ize the burdens of the cost of gov
ernment, and who insist upon and
receives the most efficient service
in all departments of the govern
ment of -which he has supervision,
is the man who thereby best serves
his party, by securing to it the con
fidence and respect of the people."
Los Angeles Times,
E. E. Ellinwood of Bisbee has
gone to St. Paul to attend the an
nual meeting of the American Bar
Association. He will return in
time for the Territorial convention
on September 6th.
Whdt Has Been Accomplished by the
U. S. Reclamation Service
The wot k of the government recla
mation bureau during the four brief
years of its existence is veiy suc-
cintly set forth in a statement issu
ed by F. H. Newell, the head of the
buieau, under date of July 2.5,
which he prepared for the infor
mation of the members and dele
gates to the approaching session of
the National Irrigation congress,
which meets at Boise, September 3
to 8. This statement is as follows:
"The United States reclamation
service has just bassed its fourth
birthday, and that it is a very vig
orous infant is shown by a summaiy
of the work accomplished during
its brief existancc.
"Work is now Under Way on 22
projects and 13,600 acuM of land
have been actually irrigated. Up
to July 1, 241 miles of main canal,
116 miles of distributing system,
and 388 miles of ditches had been
constructed, including dams, head
"Tunnels having a total length
of more than five and a half milcM
have been driven, including over
two and a half miles of the gteal
Gunnison tunnel in Colorado.
"More than 521 .miles of telep
hone lines have been instaled and
aie now in operation; 23'i miles of
wagon road, many miles of which
were cut in solid rock in almost in
accessible canyons, 110 bridges, and
300 office and other buildings have
"The works above mentioned hat
called for the excavate ion of 17,403,
213 cubic yards of earth and rock,
the laying of 13-1.446 cupic yaids of
concrete, 12-1,901 squaie yaids of rip
rap and paving, 42,917 linear feet
of piling have been driven.
"There have been purchased 1873
tons of steel. 7,217,312 feet B. M.
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"The govrenment cement mill at
Roosevelt, Arizona, erected at a
cost of more than $100,000, has
turned out 43,000 barrels of cement,
and Uucle Sam's sawmills have cut
2.889,623 feet B. M. of lumber
from the governent reserves."
Scientists now assert that whisky
wifl kill the typhoid geim. Sure.
Whisky, properly applied will kill
The Coffer dam at Roosevelt was
washed out Tuesday night, by a big
flood of water which came down the
Salt River, and all the woik of the
contractor for the past three
months w.'ts destroyed, together
with a lot of machinery used in ex
cavating. This will probably delay
work on the big Tonto Basin lese
voir for several months.
Da-'iel B. Wes-on, the levolver
manufacturer, has left a fortune
estimated at $30,000,000. This sum
may ber ogaided as the measuie of
the value which Ameiica attaches
to the levolver, for it is in this
countiy that the particular branded
of piatol is most widely used. It
is an enormous sum to stand for the
success of a single death-dealing
weapon a homicidal luxury.
Timber required to supply rail
road ties is enormous, and the tim
ber land is stripped continually to
meet the demand, and it is esti
mated that 200,000 acics of forest
are cut annually to supply the mil
roads with ties that will not last
more than five yeai s and have to be
constantly lenewed. The Santa Fc
railroad has duiing the past year
acquired large tiacts of land in
Southern California which they will
plant with trees suitable for making
ties and in a few years they expect
to supply the road with a great pro
portion of the ties used by the road.
There are many acres of land along
the railrords in Arizona that might
be put to the growing of trees.
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. Territory .
Vf OUNTAIN LODGE. NO. 1J, K. OP P.
Meets In Odd Fellows Hall every first and
third Wednesday nights of each month. Vis
iting knights are cordially Invited to attend.
E. T. PllELAN, C. C
It. P. noHDERO, K if R. and S
I. P. WlIEELER, M. Of P.
COURT COCONINO. NO. 8M. INDEPEND-
ENT 01UJEK OF rOHEHTKRH.
Meets second and last Tuesays In each month
In Odd Fellow's Hall. Visiting members In
vlted to attend the ""ourt meetings.
O. N. lUTr, c it.
It. T. ICidd, Recording Secretary.
O.AI1K Hitt, Financial Secretary.
TTLAGSTAFF LODGE. No. 491. BENEVO
T LINT AND PROTECTIVE ORDEK Or ELKS.
Meets every Tuesday night in I). P. O. E. hall,
corner San Francisco street and Aspen avenue.
Visiting brothers cordially Invited to attend.
13. A. CAMERON, E. It.
Da. E. S. MitLZR, Secretary
pLAOSTAFF LODOEjNO. J, A. O. V. W,
Meets every Thursday night In Elk's Hall
Visiting members Invited to attend.
U. A, CAMEBON, M. W.
Clabk Hitt, Recorder. o.N. Batt Fin.
pLAOSTAFF LODGE NO. , F. & A. M
Regular meeting, on first Saturday of eucb
month at Elk's Hall. Visiting brethren Invited
P. J. Jack. Vf. M.
E. S. Milleh, Sec.
pLAGSTAFF LODGE, NO. 11, 1. 0. 0. F.
Meets every Saturday night In Odd Fellows'
Hall Visiting members Invited to attend.
L. K. Haht, N. G
J. K. Jones, Secretary.
Jok Di.umueiu:. Treasurer.
FLAGSTAFF REUEKAH LODGE No. 17.
Meets every Thursday evening at 8 o'clock
Visiting members cordially Invltnl
Mrs, L. E. HAHT, N.O.
Mils. Asa Clark, Secretary.
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