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SUNDAY. APRIL 6. 191!)
GIRAGI BROTHERS, Publishers
The Weekly Edition of The Tombstone Daily Prospector
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The Oldest Newspaper in Cochise County
Kntered at the Postoffice In Tombstone as Mall Matter of the Second Cli
THE JAPANESE QUESTION
Japan for .some years has had a technical treaty right
to send her people to the United States. There has merely
been a "gentlemen's agreements that she should send no
laborers to this country. Jt must be admitted that Japan
has kept that agreement like a gentleman, and the plan
has worked very well in tiding over a difficult situation
and preserving the self-repeet of both nations.
Japan is now trying to obtain at the peace conference
a formal rccognitionof "racial equality"' which would give
all Japanese the right to go anywhere, it is an attempt to
apply on a broader scale the piinciple insisted on in the
present Japanese-American treaty. Baron Ishii explains
that Japan is doing this simply to satisfy Japanese self
respect, and that no more advantage would be taken of
any technical pcimission to ship collies into the Tinted
States and other white countries than has been taken un-
HELPING THE SOLDIER VS. TALKING
One of the unfortunate econonues of government op
eration of our railroads is withdrawal of railroad ad
vertising and promotion of fann lands and fanning oppor
tunities, and the elimination of the colonizatoin agents
whose intelligent efforts accomplished such important re
sults in the upbuilding of the west. It is peculiarly un
fortunate that these agencies are not at work now when
men are congregating in cities more rapidly than ever be
fore; when unemployment in industrial centers is a real
problem, and when need for increased production is as
great as during the war.
UNHINDERED BED SILVER LABOR MARKET
Silver mining in no district in Arizona is unprofitable
at $1.02 per ounce. The margin of profit, however, at pres
ent cost of labor and materials represent no bonanza to
Mining men with silver properties in the state never
theless have been more active in devedopment and produc
tion during the last six months than in many years. With
restrictions removed from the silver market by the govern
met, thev sav silver would go to $1.25, perhaps $1.50 and
niavhc more, and that there is not a mineralized district in
Canada has set and is setting the United States an ex- the state that would not see miners and prospectors en
ample of efficiency in this regard that should awaken us
to action. There has been no foolish letdown in Canada's
development activities. Her advertising agencies are
scattered tlnoughout this nation. Her home-seekers cars
are moving north every day. Our newspapers are iilled
with her advertising propoganda which offers lands to
Itmr fanners on alluring tenns and money to her discharg
ed soldiers and our discharged soldiers as well with
which to get a start on the new homestead.
We have talked a great deal about helping our soldiers
and about developing our idle lands. We have confined
our efforts to conversation. Canada is acting and she is
getting hundreds and thousands of citizens of this nation
who are mighty well worth keeping at home; who are
needed here in Arizona on Arizona lands and who would
be far better off in the long run if located on our lands
rather than on Canadian acreage.
Let our administrators wake up. The sturdy sons
gaged in frenzied production from all manner of small and
large deposits. The action would be similar to that which
resulted in hundreds of men entering upon individual pro
duction of tungsten, manganese and other of the rarer
metals from small seams and stringers during the early
war period in which prices were high and demand great
for these metals. '
A silver miner discussing the matter today said that in
a free silver market the government would find an imme
diate solution of the surplus labor problem in the mining
states." Every man out of a job would either take the iol
of a man quitting steady employment to go on hi own in
search of silver, or go on his own himself in the same pur
suit, backed by a good old-fashioned grubstake the like of
which has almost dropped from existence, but which would
revive mighty quick with a little of the sort of a stimulus
that a silver boon would bring about."
In the present week movnient i:.i-; been put isnoerway
der the existing treaty.
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feet good iaith about this matter. Nevertheless it is hard in town w tn raI1.liall i10,iu.stl.ads. We "should nut these ' price of the white metal. It has found immediate backing
to get up any American enthusiasm over the 1"1- - volini, 1Ilen wiu.re thcv will become assets to the U. S. A. jtrom minim; organizations in the silver states. It is con
The present status of the Japanese immigration question .possfIlv t,R. W(rst thj this ovel.lllllont ViXiV0lu admin- tended that the war time needs for stabilizing the value
nasaiasiiiaue-wiieiicaiisa i. u ik".'.-'"' !"' ;stration lias done to this nation has been to sTon indivi- .if ini.tiils in nr.itectioii .if the interests of the allies are
lth all due respect to .Japan, ow luaj (iovoiopH.nt and colonization effort and enterprise over, hist as the government decided thev were over in the
ii ine peace coinerci.ee sou ,.u u.iuc. um,- , . (llm.ki,.x0.,.li(.s Herald.
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can we be sure she will continue this same honorable policy
tn mv fiiriiiiil iimiriiviil nf .l:ii inn's claim of universal mi
gration rights Americans would lie still more uneasy, de-,
spite all the assurance that might be contained in new
"gentlemen's agreements." J
The peace conference so far has wisely refused to'
take up the matter, and Americans hope that the refusal
will stand, if there is any question that ought to be left
among our railraods. We need a change of policy
GARDENS AFTER THE WAR
As privileged classes privileged to pass along their
opportunities for information librarians and garden com
mittees of the United States are receiving this week cop
ies ot a nook which is not tor sale. I his is lhe ar liar
to the domestic determination of individual nations it is(lt.n victorious," as prepared bv Charles Lathrop Pack.
surely tins vital question of immigration . 1resid,.1,t of th(. x,ltionaI War-Garden Commission. The
As for "race prejudice against the Japs there is lit-'mt.alIllu.t. of this work is timcW not ouv ,,miuse tht.
tleof it an this country and that little will rapidly dnnimsh' .,,..,. .., .... .... i,.111Kl. ti- vilim "-,. ,, .
if Japan does not force the issue to an irritating d'jneciation of the davlight saving plan which is about to be
and matter of copper, and that the silver producer should be
allowed to sell to whoever is in the market at whatever
I price the buyer is willing to pay. Supply is short of dc
Imand and mounting prices would follow. Nor is there like
lihood that in many years would production be restored to
a point or surplus over actual needs.
There are a number of Arizona properties turned over
and turning over to silver production of their predominat
ing value, copper. Some of these are likely to show that
their value as silver properties will develop far greater
extent than if they had kept to their copper areas and con
tinued to slight the silver showings which were passed up
during the years of high copper demand.
There is a lack of understanding between the two races
but that cannot be overcome by law; it is a matter for
gradual evolution. Arizona Gazette.
HOW TO BAR OUT BOLSHEVISM
There is no use in trying to shut one's eyes to the Bol-
again into national operation.
Mr. Pack estimates that to the war gardeners of Am
erica last season there accrued, as the direct result of put
ting the clock ahead, a total of 329,407 years of eight-hour
days. This wealth of saving was divided among 5,285,000
workei-s in small patches of soil. The harvest riches to
shevistmenace.lt looms up more theateninglv today than! the accumulation ot which it afforded most material aid
ever before. The "Reds" have mastered the'greater part amounted to $500,000,000 as expressed in mere money
of old Russia. They have won over Hungary, leaping the I values. What treasures of health and fresh interests, what
supposed barrier of Poland, CzechoslovakiaRumania and! profits in the way of raised standards of living, the gar
Ukrania. German Austria shows sympathy with them, dun project brought about, there is no way of calculating.
There is a possibilitv of their vet getting control of Uer-.J- ceruun uiai no economic enterprise or previous ins
manv, despite the natural German aversion to what thev! try ever returned such dividends or distributed them to
rpresent. Unless the allies can check this Red wave, the Is'" I'o&ts of people.
Rhine may oe its western barrier beiorc the year is ended.
And then what?
France and England are not fertile soil for this insane
propaganda, and yet they fear it. America is still less
friendly to it. and yet there may be danger for America.
The only wise policy is to recognize the peril and
adopt wise measures to conteract it. How can this be
The surest thing about Bolshevism is that it results
WEARING OUT THE ROADS
When the automobile crowd get out on their pleasure
i drives this season, they are going to find that the high
ways nave not neiu up through the strain ot the war pe
riod. May million" have been spent in road improvement
and for mm-l, of it there is but little to show. These mo
torists will bitterly complain of the parsimony of the tax-
jiavt-is. icl men- own careless nanus nave heen a lug
from the social discontent that comes from mass-povertv. ,.' '. '
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surfaces, is the tendency of drivers to follow along in one
It is fed chieflv bv unemployment. Xo considerable mass "" '" ,w ?" ' . 7 , , -.,
of workmen anywhere emnloved at good wages lias ioincd ' ... ,Uue ,.,a,"t lat ,,ias """i1". to d( Wlth rcan"K m road
The inevitable conclusion is that the best
Bolshevism in America is steady employment.
track and wear down two parallel lines created by their
wheels. This not merely wears the road faster than .lis-
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It must be fought with the twin weapons of a good i tt-"l .travel would, but it uncovers sharp rocks tin-
job and uood pay. This fact nmst be recogmzed and act-r i .. : , .,' , ,, , -,
Many a legislator says he represents his own con
e?eiice, whin the truth of the matter is he is so narrow
between the eyes he can't see straight.
And there are those who do not seem to know that the
war is over and some of them are in congiess.
This is the Lenten season when many are supposed to
give up something. One Tombstone boy says he is deny
ing himself watermelons.
What we need in this country is a revival of good, old
fashioned American sanity. And it might be well to sug
gest that the foreign agitators and German-trained college
professors who don't believe in our brand of government
can go back to the countries where they came from and
which perhaps they like better. Men are not welcome here
who attempt to undeniiine our institutions. L. A. Times.
Statistics show that one marriage in every nine in the
United States end in the divorce court; and they also show
that one business in every four ends in bankruptcy. With
such odds it is easy to see that it is safer to get married
than it is to go into business.
The better roads we build, the cheaper it is for the
The more leasors we get in the Tombstone district means
more silver output, which helps to keep the wheels f in
Thirty-six cars of silver ore and not low grade either
was shipped out from here this month.
ed on alike by business men and public men.
Tlje last congress notoriously shirked its duty of
enacting measures intended to guarantee remunerative
work to returned soldiers. It is hoped that the new con
gress will make, as promptly as possible, such amends as
it can. Business interests everywhere must face their
duty in the matter, keeping their plants running when
ever it is at all possible, employing the mpximum number
of men, and making no effort for the present reduced
OUR FRIEND, THE GRAVE DIGGER
Oh, Lord, the Grave Diggers' union of San Francisco
has gone on strike, and the trouble is likely to spread to all
the cemeteries throughout the country. Will our troubles
' From nursing bottle to hole in the ground, milkman to
grave digger, they're surely after the ultimate consumer.
While we're walking clay the tailor builds our suits each
day at an advanced .price. "When we're dead clay, our
wooden suits cost a little more than mother-in-law's, cost
us. The overcoat of cloth and the overcoat of earth still
advance in price.
To save our lives, we can't get away from it. They all
seem to have become giants, stalking through the land,
menacing with mighty voice:
"Be he alive, or be he dead, I'll grind his bones to
make my bread."
Poor ultimate consumer He has but ont consolation
the grave digger can gouge him, hob him, bankrupt him
but once. And then he doesn't care. He's dead. Review.
"Few of us are willing to take advice when it is free.
It usually comes high in the end.
Some people urge the building of wider country roads
to distribute the wear. That would help somewhat. But
widening the road makes it cost a lot more. The majority
of motorists would prefer a narrow strip of hard surface
carried twice the distance, than to have a broad road
through country districts. And it is noticed that on manv
country roads that have been built nrettv wide there ex
ists the same tendency for travel to follow rertain tracks.
If drivers were more careful to keep toward the right
side of the road, they would make conditions safer for
everyone and would tend to spread the traffic out. And
everj- driver should feel that he must personally co-operate
in all measures to preserve the road surfacing. He may
say that the little wear his machine gives would make no
difference. But if everyone takes that attitude, a road
will wear out in half the time it should.
If every motorist would keep out of beaten tracks,
maintain modera'te rates of speed, take corners and curves
at a slow rate, it would make a tremendous difference in
five years. Taxes would be less and the roads far better.
The next time you sec a crippled soldier or notice a
soldier with service chevrons, think of your W. S. S. pur
chases, and then do a little mental arithmetic. Here's the
problem: "What is the difference between the amount of
money the soldier would have made in civil life, and the
amount he drew as a soldier?" The answer is the amount
you should have in war securities.
Bonar Law says that "every question asked in the
House of Commons costs a guinea to answer." Yet there
arc many .questions in England and in America that both
countries would willingly pay many guineas to have an
PULL FOR THE BORDERLAND
It will not be long now before the Bankhead High
way is located through New Mexico and Arizona. The
question is, over wihcli route; the Lordsburg. Globe way,
along the Santa Fe, or over the Borderland. There are
three points of vital importance in favor of the Borderland
first of all, the Borderland is not only the one and only
cross-country route travclahlc every day in the year, but
it has already in its length more standard road built than
the other Arizona routes, but from a military point, of
view it is the strategic route, because it follows the bor
der and runs through, or is in striking distance of the mi
itaiy points of Douglas, Columbus, New Mexico, Fort.
Huachuca and Nogales. It is the logical route for the
Bankhead Highway. "Will Douglas, Bisbec, Tombstone
get it? They will if the supervisors of Pima and Cochise
counties use care .not to change the present route of the
Anyone wishing to send a letter by the trans-Atlantic
mail, soon to start from Canada, can do so by paying $500.
Personally, if we had the $500, we would take the steam
er over and say it ourselves.
The colleges are finding the Greeks and Romans of
less use in the scheme of modern education. Still, when
soldiers are welcomed home a Roman arch or a Greek ex
ample of decoration comes in handy.
People who have warm friends arc healthier and hap
pier than those who have none. A single real friend is
a treasure worth more than gold or precious stones,
seems to know when to talk and always says just enough.
It is said that it is a blessing1 to be born poor. Well,
it usually takes about a year to find out.
It is very clear now that the German junkers have
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