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DAILY ARIZONA SILVER BELT
Wednesday, January 23, 19
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GLOBE SIGHTS AND
Rurrent News of Busy vUobo Told in
There will bo n public (lance at
Druumlaiul tonight, to which nil arc iu-vitt-.l.
Mrs. .T. C. Plilllipson returned Inst
veiling from Hisbce, where sho sjKjnt
II. P. Hovland, president of the
Globe Consolidated, is expected to re
turn from Bisbec this evening.
Gharlos F. Solomon, the well known
Gila valley business man, arrived in the
city last evening from Solomonvillo to
neud a few days here on business.
.Messrs. -Bloy, McDonald and Hill of
Calumet, Mich., wont out to the Lowor
Pinto country yostorday to spond a few
days at the Castle Dome mine, in which
they a'ro interested.
A. X. Loekwood returned to Globo
Monday evening from a three weeks'
trip through Mexico. Ho spent some
time in Guadalajara, Tampico, Vera
Cruz, Monterey and the City of Mexico.
Mrs. L. E. Howard and three children
arrived last night from Mogollon, X.
M. Mrs. Howard is a cousin of Jack
V. Brown of Globe and stopped here to
bco him for a few days before going to
A. L. Walker of tho American Mining
& Smolting company and formerly su
perintendent of the Old Dominion, will
leave this morning for San Francisco.
He will go by way of Phoenix, making
the trip to the capital by stage.
Joseph Fnull has returned from a
month's visit n uo Cty ot Mexico,
where he has relatives, one of whom
was an aunt he had not seen for forty
years. While in the republic he also
visited a number o,f tho largest mines.
A. P. Williamson, who recently re
signed from tho government reclama
tion Service on account of an eyo-ffec-tion,
has arrived in the city from Phoe
nix to make his homo here. Ho is n
brother of County Treasurer Dan Wil
liamson. Chuck Uogers, formerly one of tho
proprietors of the St. Louis saloon, has
returned from an extended visit to Los
Angeles and Santa Monica. Tn tho lat
ter city Mr. Rogers purchased a home,
whore his wife is now domiciled. Chuck
expeets to spend most of his time in
.Globe, as ho dislikes gotting away from
a good city.
Dominion Hotel Arrivals
J. C. Greenway, Minnesota; J D.
McCune, Denver; Charlos V. Solomon,
Solomonville; Hugo Eichwald, EI Paso;
P. H. Urquhart, Peuvor; J. W. Pierce,
T. H. Sutton.
MiAl FLAT IS
SCENE OF HOLDUP
Robbers Enter Saloon, Stand
Up Bartender and Occu
pants and Get $151
Saturday night about 11 o'clock two
men armed with six-shooters entered
tho saloon at Miami Plat and ordered
the bartender, Wiley Hnlliday, and three
customers of the place, to hold up their
hands. Ono of the robbers kept the vic
tims covered while tho other atood them
up against the wall and searched thom.
All except ono of the men were search
ed, tho holdup men securing the sum
of $151, nfter which they made their
escape. The man who was not searched
Sunday tho police arrested Ben Palm
er, a miner who was one of the mon held
up in the saloon, on suspicion of know
ing the identity of the robbers, it be
ing said that Palmer had intimated
that he knew tho men. Palmer was
given a hearing in Judge Thomas' court
yesterday and strenuously denied ever
making the statement accredited to
him. He was discharged from enstody.
A good description was given the ofli
cenTand they hopo to land the holdups
in a short time.
William D. Clifford and Nellie Kan
kin, both of Globe, were united in mar
riage Monday afternoon at .tho oflice
of tho probato judge by Judge P. C.
Father on Way Here
The father of Otto Daum, the mining
man who died at tho Cactus liotol Mon
day night of pneumonia, has ,been noti
fied of his death and is now on his way
hero from Richfield, Mo. The deceased
en mo here two wcoks ngo from Cananea.
Mormons to Have Church
Tho largo nuuincr of Mormons who
reside in Globe will soon have a place
of worship. A contrnct has been award,
cd George Simms to creel a "church for
them on tbo Ballground. The building
will bo forty feet long and twonty-two
Now Social Club Formed
Following tho disbanding of tho Non
Nobis Solem club a weok ago, a numbor
of the members of the club and several
other young ladies met Monday evening
at the Dominion hotol and organized a
now social club which will be known
ns tho J. G. C. Tho offlcers of tho club
wore elected as follows: Miss Grace
Dodgo, president; Mrs. Fred Wales, vico
president; Miss Alice Blrdsall, secretary
and treasurer. The club plans to meet
twice each month with ono of its mom
bors as hostess nnd tho first meeting
will bo held on tho evening of February
1 at the home of Mrs. J. J. KceganH
with -Misses Uoltou nnd Birdsall as tho
Xono of tho club members will di
vulge tho significance of tho J. G. C,
but a bachelor friend of ono of the
members says he is sure ,it means Just
Girls' Club, while another who abso
lutely refuses to allow his name to bo
used says it means Just Gush Club.
K. of C. Initiation
The first initiation of new members
into tho Globe council Knights of Co
lumbus since tho council wasorganized
occurred Sunday evening, when five new
members were taken in. ' They wore
William Kyan, M. Cusic, Joseph Ityan,
John English and Michael Murphy. Tha
council now has a membership of forty-five.
PROMINENT MINING MAN
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district for salo. An easy way to mako
a very good living. Price reasonable.
For particulars address A. E. Merrill,
770, Phoenix, Ariz.
Subscribe for tho Daily Silver Bolt.
J. C. Greenway, goneral superintend'
ent of the Western Mesaba mines of
the United States Steel corporation, ar
rived in tho city last evening from Bis
bec to spend a few days in Globe. Mr.
Greenway is said to bo the youngost
man in a liko position in the country.
Ho is woll known outside of tho iron
business as a former moinbcr of Colonol
Roosevelt 'h Rough Riders and an ath
lete, and it was said at one time that
he was to have been tho son-in-law of
Sultana Robekah Lodgo No. 5 meets
the second and fourth Mondays of each
month. A'isiting members cordially invited.
Just reeoived a carload of the very
latest designs in wall paper designs of
1007. Buxton & Morritt.
Twenty-sovon year old cognac in the
original package Tho finest to be had
for medicinal purposes. McDonough's.
Now Open to the Public
Eighty rooms, single and ensuite. Thirty rooms with hatha
Hot and cold water in all rooms. Gas and electric lights
Entire building- heated by steam
American Plan, $3 and up. European Plan, $1 and up
A. HANSEN, Manager
KIBBEY WANTS TO
KILL THE TIGER
(Continued from Page Fivo)
propor thought, and to other causes
rather than to tho dishonesty of tho oul
cere themselves. In fact, 1 would im
pute no dishonesty in tho promises. It
is easily conceivable, however, that a
county assessor, or a county supervisor,
who owes his election to assistance re
ceived from a mining company or to
any other influential singlo iutercst may
find it easy to boliovo tho suggestions
from that mining company or that other
iutorest relative to its assessment should
havo too favorable consideration.
Followiug these conferences there was
tho most creditable assessment of prop
ertv ever achieved in tho territory. At
its meeting in August last, the territor
ial bonrd of equalization found that the
assessment rolls, returned from the sov
ernl counties, aggregated $58,000,000 as
agalust $18,000,000 in 1005. The torri
torial board found, howovor, after euro-
ful consideration, that the assessed val
uation of mines wore still so far below
tho level of other property- that the in
equality could not bo overlooked. It
thoreforo ordered increases amounting
to four fold iu Cochise county, two fold
in QHa county, by one-half in Mohavo
county, by one-third in invnpai coun
ty, and double the assessment returned
in STuma county. The assessments re
turned by Graham county nnd by other
mining counties were left undisturbed
Again, however, we find some of tho
great mining cpmpanics of Cochiso nnd
Gila counties refusing to pay the taxes
computed on the raised valuations or
dered by tho territorial board, and they
uro attempting to enjoin by the process
of the courts the collection of the taxes.
It Ls significant that iu none of these
suits do these companies claim that
tholr valuations are relatively higher
than the valuations of horses, cattle,
sheep, houses, lots, ranches, sewing ma
chines, or of any othor property than
possibly somcfctnincH. And the fact is
that their valuations are unjustly lower
than the vnluntions'of othor classes.
Owing to the failure of county asses
sors to assess mines at their proper rel
ative value owing to their custom of
assessing all mines practically alike
tho owners of small and unproductive
mines are porced to pay more than their
share of mipc taxos. There can' be no
doubt of that.
All Phophccies Failed
I am pleased to remind you that the
prophecies of evil that was to ilow from
the efforts of the territorial board of
Equalization to assess the mines at
fairer valuations have not been fulfilled
not oue of them. Capital has not been
driven from tho territory. On the con
trary, never before in our history was
capital so eagerly seeking mines. The
industry has not been throttled; on tho
contrary, the present "boom" in tho
mining business is without a parallel in
Arizona. Nor has tho "small mine
owner" been mined.
The mining industry should be en
couraged in every legitimate way. It
should havo particular care. Tho great
wealth produced by the mines should
create neither envy nor enmity. Nor,
on the other hand, should it be treated
as a sacred thing that should not be
taxed. I ask that wealth and property
in all forms, whether owned by the
mining company or by tho lowly shoe
maker, shall be treated alike. The tax
assessor and the tax collector must not
discriminate. If our laws are to be
respected; if government by the people
is not to be made a farce; if tho anar
chist Ib not to bo encouraged bj' exam
plo of tho rich corporation in evading
the law, all men, high and low, must be
treated with equal justice and all alike
must bo compolled to obey the impartial
administration of the law. I shall never
accept the doctrine that the payment
of taxes should bo treated gratefully by
the territory as a donation.
Paying Taxes a Duty
The corporation or individual who
thinks it or he is making a concession
to the torritory by paying its or his fair
proportion or tno cost .of government
has a wholly mlstnken notion of its or
his relation to the government under
which it or he transacts business. To
pay propor tnxos is a duty. And if
either so far forgets itself or himself
as to evade the discharge of this duty,
it or he violates the law either in letter
or in spirit and should be treated as
a law breaker.
,It Is seriously urged by somo that a
mino should not be taxed unless it is
paying a profit to the owner. Multi
tudes of men in other lines of business
may fail to mako a profit, others barely
exist, and tne profits of others aro
small; but thoy are taxed with regular
ity, and nobody complains that tho rule
Ls unfair. It is u novel doetrine, there
fore, thut an unprofitable mine should
escape taxation altogether. But it should
bo freoly conceded that mines n an un
productive state should be assessed at
valuations wholly nominal in compari
son with thoir prospective value, for
tho reason that tho- value of n mine
must remain purely speculative and un
determined until its ore contents cmi,
bo measured with some certainty.
As already suggested, some amend
ments of the existing law would enable
assessors to assess and tho local boards
of equalization and tho territorial
board of equalization to properly equal
ize the assessments of the mines by
methods which could not bo fairly crit
icized. If required to mako two classifi
cations of minos classifying them as
"producing" and "non-producing"
county assessors, if at all intelligent,
and nttehtive to their duty, would not
value a non-producing mine on an equal
ity with a producing mine, as has beou
practically tho rule. And when review
ing the county asscsments the territorial
board could order a decrease or in
crease of the valuatiou in oither class
without affecting the other. If tho Jaw
should be amended in this particular,
and the local boards are compelled to
carry into effect for the bonefit of thoir
respective counties, tho order of the ter
ritorial board, the present law should
prove satisfactory in its operation. As
it is now, any county may bo deprived
of tho benefit of increased assessments
ordered by the territorial board, through
the failure of the supervisors to collect
taxes on tho basis of such increases.
An Output Tax
Apart from the present law) probably
an offective method of taxing a mino
wonldTo to fix its valuo by tho mar
kot value of tho ore extracted there
from, the valuo of the ore extracted
each year to bo taken as tho valuation
of tho mine for-that year. A mine pro
ducing nothing would consequently bo
assessed at substantially nothing be
yond tho improvements upon it. While
some diflicnltics would arise in working
out such a system of taxation, it would
be practicable, I am confident, to frame
a law that would meet the requirements.
To ascertain the market value of the
ores1 extracted from a mine would en
tail a considerable degree pf supervision
by tho territory to guard against falw
statements of production, but not ho
much supervision would be neco'ssary
as iu tho case of a tax on bullion.
Ilouce any objections to tho "Inquisi
torial" features of such a law would
apply with greater force to a law pro
vidlng for the taxation of bullion. That
a revenue law should in any degree be
"inquisitorial" seems to alarm the nat
ural timidity of great corporations even
though tho inquisition is for public
good. I have given tho subject of just
taxation enough consideration to' hnvo
learned that without some power of
inquisition, any tax law becomes simply,
more or less, a means of shifting tho
burdons of taxation from the rich and
powerful, who can best bear tliom, to
those of moderate or little means, who
can least bear them. The very obvious
method for the great corporations to
avoid what they deem importinent In
quisition is to mako frank and truthful
statements of the extent, character and
value of their property. If thoy had
not become so willing and export iu
evasion of the duty of paying their
piopor taxes, the people would not'havo
been compelled to be so inquisitive.
The equable assessment of all prop
erty, as the law intends, by the county
otllcers, and caution and wisdom on tiie
part of the legislature in making appro
priations, willi due economy in tho gov
ernment of the territory, would soon
reduwi- tho territorial and county rates
of taxation to very low figures. And
nothing would do so much to mako Ari
zona attractive to settlers and to cap
ital as a justly enforced system W fair
assessments, with the necessary corol-lurv-
. Moved to No. 28
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