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Ore running from $10 to $40 a ton is being thrown on thex dump
-4 necsiusp -it costs too much to haul it to a railroad; '.
What Arizona needs most to develop her resources" is Railroads!
unaer tne jaws oi tne state ana tne rules or. tne interstate com
merce Commission, railroads cannot make improvements or extensions
except with borrowed money. (See Laws, of the First Legislature of
the State .of Arizona, Chap. 90; Sec. 48, and Rules of I. C. C.j
What Every Arizona Voter Should Know and- Why; -v.t
"AN ACT LIMITING THE NUMBER 03?
CAES IN fA TRAIN." . , .
. (Oh Official Ballot, Nos., 310 and 311 House Bill No. 43.)
Arizona has hundreds of thousands of acres of land that should be
;'. tapped' by railroads.
, By reason qf the absolutely unnecessary expense and unfair reduc
tion of earnings, it will cost the railroads about one and a fialf million
dollars a year, if the bills submitted the people to be voted ou ,;
November 5th become laws.
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One and a Half Million-Dollars will pay interest, at 9, qn Thirty
Million Dollars. These bills will exclude just that muchcapital from'
the state, which could it be inVested, would develops the country and
.give .employment to thousands of people. .'
THE MEN WHO HAVE SUBMITTED THESE-BIU-S HAVE CON
FIDENCE THAT THE PEOPLE WILL GIVE THE RAILROADS A
SQUARE DEAL. THEREFORE, THE RAILROADS HAVE REFUSED
HERETOFORE . TO TREAT W.ITH SELF-SEEKING POLITICIANS
AND HAVE APPEALED THEIR CASE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE
The development of the State will be heldfback because the ralr .
' rdads will not be allowed to work up. to their full -capacity.. What ;
inducement is. there to a railroad to improve its lines by eliminating. N,
curves, reducing grades; putting in heavier rails and better equipment;
if it is not going to be allowed to reap the benefits. It is claimed .
that it is dangerous to handle long trains. WTiere does the danger
lie, with modern airbrake equipment? On the Southern Pacific, there
has not been a man. even injured in more than .three years .as thd ;r
result of handling long trains. Mr. Cattleman and Mr. Parmer, it
.means that your products must wait, if . the. train has seventy earis.
when, reaches the station where your1 cars are, even though. :$he
engine might be capable ofv handling ten or-fifteen ,cars more with(
,gase. What you want is service, and you don't want tiiatservicc
restricted by law', as long as it is safe. . . '
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PROSPEltlTY- FIRST, EXPERIMENT SEC ¬
OND, THEREFORE, DEFEAT
NOVEMBER 5TH. . 1
; ftALL ,MT. CHARGE MORE THAN .TB&mlr'$
TT ' ; SEd-" T CEMT&'A; MLE, ? ' i; ' , ' , ; ; .... ; ;
AN ACT REGULATING THE jNTUMBER m
"MEN TO BE EMPLOYED ON TBAMSV AN
ENGINES."- - , ' . U -
.. (On Official Ballot, ios.' 304 and '305 House Bill No. 44 J
This is 'a. useless expenditure of money anil against public, policy.
THESE BILL'S x ' " (On Official Ballot, Nqs,;.312 and 313-Senate Bill No. 24.)'
, (! ; J T?heA population of . Arizona 4's less than two to the square mile. f-
... ; : -Passenger traffic is so ligh'f that this law will make a drain o'f agouti Cv ?'
$.320,000 a yar on the railroads. It will limit their borrowing pqai? . V. J
ufelust: that much, will force them ta curtail present high class sefe& . 'rK.
and will inhibit expansion in the future. . The Southern Pacific tpok
; J in, last year, from sources in the State of Arizona, $50M7-2-&gjdj
spent i,$3,S18,633.5'l. Does that look as if it were charging the LbW.iVV
ft reniiires an extra man on lisht eneines. that is. pnclnGfe t hatpin ' LW """-i -1 lu,eeeui ,"SW wui.iuxo iu- Ui v'
.nnK nnllinff ours. Of what pnrthlv iVsa is snrh n man? Whcrp whu'VI
;hesit? What would he do? Just draw pay. Do you tliink that is ;
fair? Certainly you don't. The feer men bh an engine the better.
There is less chance of their talking instead of attending to business,
and causing a wreck.. ' . 1 ' ;
"AN ACT REGULATING HEADLIGHTS GIT;
Ision and hbmse'ekers; rates, that are doing so-much to bring people
into tHe; State. In propcrtioh to population, the rates in Arizona- ars.
new lower than any State in the Union. Texas has tried these re v
stV.ic.tive la'w with ahe result that railroad construction has. a&puL .
come to a standstill only 12 miles of road built in the first six months 1 . ...-ii?. ,JtJ$y
'of r.19lS: and no promise for the second six months Reineibar .ltZi--$:
(On. Official Ballot Nos. 306 and 307 House Bill' No. .42.)
It practically creates a monopoly. One company, the Pyle .:C?bi,
virtually controls all high candle power, el-ectric deadlight, patent.
What was the power behind the throne? Experiments have Shown
conclusively that" electric neadlights are dangerous on double track.
- 4. w'iil.nb.t be able Vcu in vest.
Inventions are coming so thick and fast that this fonn of light may
b a back, numbern two or three years. ' Why tie.the railroads dbi'n
with a lawNand- prevent them from taking advantage of rew Iri'ven-
tous? 'Even now-, competent authorities disagree as to tlie best form
ef Jieadlight. v ; ;'
: N XBEErENCE, BEFORE BEING E2GIBE:rO
' "AN ACT REQUIRING ALL ENGINEERS lw!
iNB.CONDUCTORS TO HAVE THItEE TEARS -iWeritdonft ttn
' AN ACT .PROVIDING EOR A SEMI-
tjIONTHLY-'PAy DAY." ' ' '
;-. (fin Official Ballot. Nos. 314 and 315 SenateNim No'f 19.) y .
x fj. will piit a. burden on the State by increaMng poverty, becaijfe.
the ;temptatfoBtOSpend money foolishly when one. has it in his peckt '
is" too' gi'caf fci; tte' average man. We are usually broke the .day aftt- ;
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- . (Oh Official feallot. Nos. 308 and 309 House Bill ISfo. -50.)- O
It is class legislation that forces every man who' now holds a -t
position as an engineer or conductor, 4f he did riot have tlifee yea5rsT
.-experience as a fireman, or abfakfemanto give up his job. .. Experi
ence won't make brains. Some men might be firenjen, or brakemen, v
for yp,ars and still be unfitted for promotion, atid '-others",-' after one
.xrars experience would be, perfectly competent to' handle atrain.'
' ir iaw;rops the sons of Arizona of their birthright and forces ahem, -
be tAvife as bad with two pay days.
as shown by the petition sent in to the Corjor a
Uion Commission against the law by the railroad men.. Tnis kUr f
would play into the . hands of 'that class of business that live by ihcH -
mg jthe working iaa" to spend all he has on pay day. It win in(aK
the cost of doing business for both the merchants and the, railr
' without benefiting, either. Nor : will it-benefit the working ntan.
I" FINALLY: he peoj.'le' of -.this State established a Corporation
Commission -to1 take care of just such questions as these. (See? Ghtf tL
90. Laws of the First Session of the Legislature of the StateW Art.
zona.); . Here the railroads and the? people mighTe heard aisd OJjital t
to -l.evay, because of lack of opportunity, to the tramp engineer, or ' o?aj-. uer tne ranroacs ana cne.peopie mignL oe neara xm , :
lOTi uctori-men who are able to produce letters-showing, they -have ; justice done. Why no.t let this body, attend to these matters? v WJiX -Ki44;.
l.ad three years' experience, letters that may be forged. y -enact law;s that are not needed? . J??f v
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