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AND YUMA WEEKLY EXAMINER
A Live, Republican Weekly With All the News All The Time.
fKOO&SSSIVB REPUBLICAN IN POLICIES.
VOL. XLII No. 49.
YUMA, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1912
ARIZONA SENTINEL FOUNDED 1S72
Interest in Road Race
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MA PLATFORM SOLILOQUY;"
BY PETER CLARK MACFARLANE
MACFARLANE IS SPEAKING TO A CONSTANTLY INCREASING NUM
BEit OF READERS HIS PRESENT CONTRIBUTION 18 BORN OF A
DEEP FEELING WHICH COMES FROM YEARS OF ASSOCIATION
WITH REFORM WORK, AND WITH CLEAR THINKING.
Within the past year a new name where there are no tariffs, and with
baa been covering the pages of our countries who have builded high tariff
tending American magazines that of walls themselves flaunting the flags of
Pfter Clark MacFarlane. Mr. Mac- their merchant ships where once the
Parian would have been heard of
had it not been for the fact
thkt until the other day he was devot
Jftg all of his time to the ministry,
liist year, however, he left the pulpit
aid came East from California to take
u$ writinjg as a profession a broader
fleld of opportunity, he felt.
fjA PLATFORM SOLILOQUY" O
Ey Peter Clark MacFarlane O
Thr platforms are the issues in thiB
jfempalgn. I thought at first it was the
candidates. When President Taft was
jiaomiaated at Chicago, I turned to
5VH$oa. He was progressive in many
$t hia utterances. He was clean and
tin and strong. But the Democratic
platform gaye me pause. It takes up
&zns against a sea of troubles, but
ghostly with ancient weapons. In its
ain structure it Is archaic. Its funda
feata savor of that day when our big
asbuatry was an agricultural Democra
&f. when there was no jostling of
iomo ef our citizens by others of our
jcktiM&a. Then there was room. Men
jpaight go where they would and there
jiraa so. danger that they would and
there wag no' danger that they should
jtraad on one another's corns or get in
joae another's sunlight This country
needed little law then, save the law
of the open road. And In its founda
iin principles this Democratic plat
torso, belongs to that age. Still, as I
pendered, it gave signs of life. There
were planks that gave evidence of be
ing hewn amid twentieth century con
ditions for twentieth century strains,
but eaca was fatally weakened by be
in nailed into this old sub-structure
that would never again support the
weight which modern Industrial condl
.tioM fling upon It. What matters the
good roof on the barn if the foundation
collapses? So I laid down the Balti
more platform with misgivings.
Still there was another chance. Mr
Wood row Wilson was himself a pro
gressive. His speech of acceptance
Would rebuild the platform of this par
ty, no doubt I put my hope there.
But when that speech came it was a
disappointment It did not construct
the platform. It only painted it. The
one place that speech of acceptance
slipped any new underpinlng into the
platform was in one of those archaic
parts where already there was too
much, timber. This was the tariff
plank. I believe in tariff reduction;
but I do not believe in tariff destruc
tion, I cannot think that revenue rt.
duotiona will cure all our ills. It
savors of the window-smashing rem
edy no, of quackery! To say that the
cutting of the tariff will cure the high
coat of living and the trusts, and put
eur merchant marine back upon Jthe
am. when I can look out upon the
'word-and see the cost of living climb
ing everywhere with trusts .growing
wakes of our own vessels were shining
to say this, it seems to me, is to fly
in the face of that sort of sense called
I begin to see that there is shallow
thinking in this painted platform, And
I am disappointed, because surface
thinking will not meet the crisis which
confronts the American voter and the
American nation today. Surface-think
ing will not penetrate the center of
our present day complexities. Ancient
charms will not emancipate our work
ers from conditions that are unfair and
unjust Quack remedies will not cure
the new diseases that afflict us, the
pellagras and hook-worms that were
unknown problems to the political
economists of that day which evolved
the tariff-for-revenue only. These are
searchlight days. We cannot entrust
our political fortunes to men who peer
about with the lanterns of leaders who
were going to their graves when our
fathers were being born.
And, besides the tariff!
That we have permitted ills to flour
ish behind it; that we have allowed
combihatlons of capital to get the bet
ter part of the advantage it secures,
it not an argument against the tarifi
but against our own folly. It admits
the tariff is an advantage. Surely the
next move is to see that the right folk
get the advantage, not that the advan
tage is.' destroyed. To burn the barn
to kill the rats were a made enterprise.
Rather, I think we should set traps for
the rajs reach out bare, determined
hands and grip the necks of the com
binations that wrong us and right
them. 'To administer a hurt of tariff-smashing
fashion, is, I fear, to ad
minister a greater hurt to ourselves
and it is pounding the backs of the
common man a very great deal to
pound 'the back of the monopolist a
very little. It is stabbing through the
breast of the worker to prick the
profit-taker at his back. To break
down the walls to the flood of Euro
pean manufacturers might be hard
upon some of the monopolists; but it
might be harder upon us. I could take
no satisfaction in cutting off my nose
to trim the beard of a pirate no grim
joy in separating thirty per cent of
American workmen from wage-payinc
jobs to separate a few trusts from il
legal dividends. I would be the more
concerned to keep the wheels turning
and the wage envelopes filling, while
direct assault was made upon the un
just profit and the unfair division of
profits. Curbing the trusts by cutting
the tariff might be like one of those
hospital reports which records that
the operation was successful, but the
But you urge, the tariff is too high!
Then reduce it flatly frankly-!-rectly
drastically REDUCE IT! But
I would not at the same time take the
PROTECTIVE PRINCIPLE out of ,the
tariff. That principle has built up
our manufactures. It has multiplied
Jobs and wages for our city-folk
which means multiplied markets at
the very gates of the farm, and multl-
NAMES OF THOSE 10 WILL PARTICIPATE IN
TIE GREAT RACE TO PHOENIX SATURDAY NIGHT
OFFICIAL ENTRY LIST OF SAN DIEGO RACES NOW COMPLETED PHOENIX RACERS ARE AWARDED
OFFICIAL NUMBERS MANY OF THE SPEEDERS HAVE BEEN OVER THE ROUTES ON TRIAL SPINS
YUMA OFFERS A SPECIAL PRIZE GREATER SPEED' RECORDS. ARE LOOKED FOR IN THE RACES
THIS YEAR AS SAN DIEGO AND LOS ANGELES ARE FIGHTING TO SHOW MOST FEASIBLE ROUTE
(Continued on Page Four)
Following Is the official entry list
for the San Diego race:
No. 15 Mitchell; Snyder and Rich
er t, San Diego; R. L. Greer, driver.
No. 16 Stutz; Carl E. Washburn,
San Diego; Carl E. Washburn, driver.
No. 17 Buick; F.' B. Naylor, San
Diego; E. M. Campbell, driver.
No. 18 Mercedes; Chaffee Grant,
San Diego; Charles T. Johnson, driver.
No. 19 Pope-Hartford; L W. Grif
fith. San Diego; L. W. Griffith, driv
er. No. 20 Franklin; Wilson S. Smith,
Saa Diego; Frank Carlson, driver.
No. 21 Studebaker; Warner M.
San Diego; W. H. Carlson "Jr., driv-
No. 32 Premier; McFadd"& Bux
ton, San Diego; Joe Fernando, driver.
No. 33 Michigan "40"; R. L. Bag
by, San Diego; Charles Goldstrop,
No. 34 Buick; McFadden & Buxton,
San Diego; C. W. Riggs, driver.
No. 35 Kissel Karr Pacific Build
ing Co., San Diego; Alfred Chenowith,
No. 36 Simplex; Rice-Landswick
Co., San, Diego; J. C. Rice, driver.
Yuma has taken on the racing fever
id all that is heard onthe streets
the coming road traces, and
Bateman, San Diego; F. C. Good and 'there are two of them, one from San
Tim Carrigan, drivers. DieEo with 22 entries and nnp fmm
.Los Angeles with a similar number of
No, 22 Kissel Karr; Fire Depart
ment San Diego; W. H. Smith, driver.
No. 23 Columbia; W. H. Smith,
San Diego; W. H. Smith, driver.
No. 24 Knox; California-Mexico
Land and Cattle Company, El Centro;
E. A. De Lovelace, driver.
No. 25 National; Waters & Benton,
Yuma business men are now plan
ning decorations for their stores.
The Los Angeles racers are coming
over the new road by way of Banning,
and may be described as pioneer trail
blazers. They have the worst road
Imperial; J. B.. Houston and Edward and the greatest distance to travel be-
Lyons, drivers. ' fore reaching Yuma.
No. 26 Stevena-Duryea; Campbell j Because San Diego is nearer to Yu
& Harvey, San Diego; D. C. Campbell, ma and the racers will reach here
driver. learlv Snndav. Tint lpRti than twn Virvllra
No. 37 Pope-Toledo; P. A. Pollock, ahead of the speeders in the other
San Diego; E, W. Ballert. driver. race, Yumaites are mostly interested
No. 28 Apperson; Ferguson, Raub in the San Diego race.
& Co., Phoenix; W. E. Ferguson and
No. 29 Tincher; O. B. Wetzell, San
Diego; H. A. Lees and L. Riley, drivers.
No. 30 Knox;. Rice-Landwlck Co.,
San Diego; driver not named.
irig drawn the greatest number of
drivers ever entered in one road race
in America. A princely sum awaits
the winning driver at Phoenix. And
best of all the lion's share of the purse
is contributed by San Diego, although
the enterprising city of Phoenix did
its share nobly wh'dh its citizens con
tributed $1000 to the pursed ...
Purse Is Increased
With entrance fees of 8100 from
each driver, the cash purse was yes
terday increased to ?620. Of this sum
?d720 goes to the winner, $1550 to
the driver finishing second, $620 for
the third position and $310 as fourth
place money. San Diego, by popular
subscription and in a few hours rais
ed $3,000 for the total purse. Phoe
nix they raised one thousand dollars
equally as fast Over in Phoenix
they have a way of doing things with
The eleven-car race to be started
from Los Angeles the same day of the
San Diego race and which will also
finish at Phoenix, appears as a side
show to the San Diego-Phoenix speed
contest. San Diego steps to the front
with twice as many entrants and also
has the lead over the northern race
from the financial end, the San Diego
even being $1000 richer in cash alone
Bad Reports from Other Routes
The Los Angeles race now appears
to truthful reports brought back by
THE HOLTVILLE HIGHWAY LOO
GOOD TO I. DAVID WILLIA
Dave Williams, is just back from ( will put signs eastward from that.
Yuma, says the Valley Press, having town to meet the Yuma signs,
made the trip over the Holtville road I In commenting on the road, Dave
. . . , ,r I Williams calls attention to the fact
and back by way of the Mammoth ... . - .
that the opening of the Holtville road
Wash road, and he says the Holtville nas cut stance' by. 59 miles, the
route is three or four hours shorter distances being as follows:
than the 6ther and predicts a great I Los Angeles to Yuma, via Salton
winning for San Diego, In its contest Sea and Mammoth Wash', 3G0 miles.
with Los Angeles, if the Los Angeles
people do not amend their plans to go
by way of Holtville.
Los Angeles to Yu via San Di
ego and Mammoth Wash; 366 miles. ,
Los Angeles to. Yuma, vja San Di-
While in Yuma arrangements were1 ego and Holtville, 307 miles.
made with H. T. Riley, a livery man, San Diego to Yuma, via' Mammoth
to post signs for 100 miles east of Wash, 240 miles. ' V
Yuma on the Phoenix road, and 25 San" Diego to Yuma," via Holtville,
miles west from that town. Holtville 181 miles.
A wire today from San Diego today to be a race in name only according
says that San Diego takes first rank drivers who have recently made trial
with any city In the country In regard runs over the course that the race
to fostering automobile road racing, will follow. These drivers say that
for with twenty-two entries in the San the mountains of sand that will be
Diego-to-Phoenlx 400-mile race of next encountered on the Los Angeles race
Saturday night this speed contest un- course, make it practically certain that
No. 31 Winton Six; W. L. Lowe, doubtedly has the distinction of hav-
(Continued on Page Four)
LEADER REMINDS WOMEN OF
STATE AS TO THE AMENDMENT TO BE VOTE
The Examiner has received from
Mrs. May Belle Blakely, special cor
respondent at Phoenix, and signed by
the Chairman of the Arizona Equal
Suffrage Central Committee, the following:
"The ' present campaign for Equal
Suffrage has been comparatively short,
less than four months having elapsed
since the filing of the initiative peti
tion on July 5. Thus it has happened
that the women of the state, as a
whole have not been called upon to
render active service in the cause.
"We know, of course, that men and
women - throughout the state feel a
deep interest in this campaign and the
success, of the Amendment on Nov
ember 5. But now, with election less
than two weeks in the future, we feel
that the question of Equal Suffrage de
mands something, more than a general
interest The vital need of the hour
and of every hour from now untllithe
closing, of the polls on the fifth of
November is earnest, consistent in
dividual effort on the part of every
friend of the amendment.
"The men of the state, in general,
are looking with more favor upon this
proposition of votes for women, than
ever before. Therefore, it is not only
fitting, but Imperative that the women
manifest the greaest active Interest
possible, in order that the men may
possible. Hence this appeal to the
women, individually and collectively,
to work untiringly for the amendment
during the remaining days of the cam
paign. "Those desiring literature for disv
tribution, should apply to Mrs. Alice
Park, Hotel Adams, Phoenix.
"Next in importance to securing
DOM COOKS TO
DOUGLAS, Oct. 22.
work and no more.
No bread making.
-Nine hours of
Genial Tom Nolan of the Stag is
no longer a member of the "heart
breakers," having severed his connec-
These are the latest rules of the tion yesterday when his intended ar
negro cooks of Douglas, formulated rived from Kansas City, and the deed
during the week just ended at a meet- was aone.
ing of the negro social club. As a re- The bride, who was Miss Margaret
suit of the announcement of the ruling Cook, arrived on No. 3, and the happy '
there are a number of vacancies in pair Immediately tied Into Judge'"
,the domestic service of the homes. Jones and they will ever after live
Tne state law, covering work for tne nappny in xuma.
women and children, strictly precludes ! Tom has been threatening to do
domestic service from the occupations something like this for some time,
in which the law applies. Probably and so his friends were prepared;"
the legislators were afraid to face The things that have been happening '
their wives and for this reason ex- to Tom all day will soon be history.
cepted the domestics from the classes The Examiner joins with their many
in which a woman can work no more friends in wishing them much happi-
than eigh hours. ness.
SEEK TO HAVE STAT
INSPECTOR OF HAY SHIPME
PHOENIX, Oct. 22. Action was to pay for it. The hay then goes to
taken Saturday at the meeting of the the auction market and is bid in by
farmers' institute providing for a vig- men working in conjunction with the
orous stand for the appointment of a dealer whose refusal to accept the said
state hay inspector, whose duties will shipment caused its presence on the
include certification of all shipments block.
and are expected to do away with cer-1 ..j am personaiiy acquainted with in
tain abuses of local shippers by outside stances 0f a buyer ,who sells at no ad-
dealers. Ivanro nnH rfpnATifla nn nrnnlrnr? monin.
Graded hay can be sold by certifi- uiation of hay shipments for all his
cate, and there will be "refusals" byprofits said William S. Humbert, the
buyers, who are operating on the newiv elected secretary of the institute
shady side of honesty. An immense . and moving spirit in the organization
amount of trouble has occurred on I and operation of that body. "Such
abuses will be prevented by the ap
pointment of a hay inspector.' They
hay can be sold under certificate, and
know that we want the ballot. We
know many men who sav that thev ! tnI work to a successful termination.
account of the dealings of southern
buyers in particular.
A shipment is made from the Salt
River valley; the commission man on if a buyer refuses to reimburse the
the other end of the line gets the shipper he can be made to. reimburse
car a thousand miles away from its the snipper Dy court action. The cer
owner, then declares it is not up to tificate of the inspector will held in
votes for the amendment, is the matter the qualities demanded and declines ; any court
oi iunds, which are needed to carry
would willingly vote for the amend
ment if only the women of their house
holds and their women friends would
ask them to. Obviously then, the thing
to do is to ask.
Those actively in charge of the. good
work at headquarters in Phoenix, have
done everything possible to cover the
field in a general way, by sending as
many speakers as have been available
to the places which seemed to have the
greatest need for them. We had hop
ed to reach every town in the state,
but lack of speakers has- made this im-
It should be a matter of pride to the
people of Arizona to meet the expenses
of this campaign without outside help.
And so we are giving them the oppor
tunity to do so by asking every one
to respond as generously as possible
to this call for financial aid.
"Again we urge every friend of
Equal suffrage to work diligently and , following bulIetin was issued at noou
earnestly for the next two weeks, to hy Colonel Roosevelt's physicians:
the end that we may roll up the very ''Colonel Roosevelt is resting well,
largest majority in the history of and is very comfortable,
votes for women. "ALEXANDER LAMBERT,
"MRS. FRANCES W. MUNDS." "SCURRY L. TERRELL."
HOMESTEADERS PROVE UP
Charles A. Garvin and Earl T Smith
proved up on their homesteads yester
day, and today Benjamin L. Hansber
ger and Albert Pike are doing the
same thing, before the local land of-
ON BOARD ROOSEVELT CAR, AT flee.
FORT WAYNE, Ind., Oct. 21. The
MRS. BAKER RETURNS
Mrs. C. D. Baker is home from a
visit to relatives in Los Angeles. On
her return she was accompanied by
her brother, Mr. Desmond, a Los n
geles merchant, who made Yuma a