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SUNDAY. APRIL 18, 3920'
G1RAGI BROTHERS, Publishers
Hlgkly gjg" gLy1.11- Tombstone Daily Prospector
Subscription Bates, in Advance
The Oldest Newspaper in Cochise County
tiered at Ui Postofnce in Tombstone as Mail Matter of the Seond Cla
TAXING BACHELORS AND "OLD MAIDS"
A bold registrar of vital statistics at Froclaiul, X. J.,
ventures out with the suggestion that both unmarried
men and women over :V) years of age, bo subjected to a
special tax. At least half of this proposition will not be
so quickly dismissed as a pleasantry as woidd have been
the ease a few years ago.
Most women earn much less than men. and not many
of them should be subjected to further taxation. Multi
tudes of bachelors are making high wages based on the
needs of a family man. They could well pay an addi-
tloil.'il :i i:it:tmiif li.fwiil imt n? i lu.ii.ilt, mi tli.i. Lunrl.k
condition, lmt on their greater ability to contribute to
illl 4rfi,,iiliii,n !
The United States recognizes this principle in giving)
a laiimy man i ,uuu. more exemption irom income tax
than is given a single person.
THE SUCKER CROWD
One of the most pathetic features of the present rush
for money and wealth, is the multitude of honest and well
meaning people who throw money away on speculative
investment5, and wild cat projects. The mails are loaded
with glittering literature addressed to "sucker lists."
written to tempt inexperienced people, to invest in
.schemes of a most dubious and uncertain character.
People who contemplate investing money should re
alize that a meritorious proposition does not usually have
to solicit funds in this way. Jt is quickly snapped up by
insiders, and the general public does not get a smell.
These schemes are not necessarily dishonest. A great
many are merely pipe, dreams of over sanguine people,
who have been blowing bubbles all their life.
Many small wage earners argue that they will never
Lave a chance to get rich unless they take these chances,
and so they blow in their sa nigs. They are incited by
tales of how some scrub woman or bootblack made a
lucky strike. Yet for every one that wins big money, a
thousand may have lost. So their pathetic little savings,
that might have become the basis of a business capital,
go up in smoke. And for years afterward they will lie
moaning around that they never had a chance in life.
Such people should ask advice of the bank men and
other business people. They will thus save bitter dis
appointment, and will retain the real chances for saving
that are within their reach.
The shortage of farm labor is admittedly more serious
than ever before. It is going to be difficult for the far
mers, at best, to cultivate and harvest their crops this
years. There is one ray of cheer, however, and it comes
from an unexpected source. Jt is the increasing propen
sity of city men to seek the country for their summer va
cation not as boarders or visitors, but as helpers.
It is said that in Xew York City applications for va
cation work on farms are coming in already at the rate
of 1,000 a week. They may naturally be expected to in
crease as the summer approaches. There is a similar
tendency observed in other cities, though in many places
no proper machinery exists for bringing the city men
and the farmers together. Provisions of necessary facil
ities for registering and distributing these modem va
cationists will do a good deal in every farming section to
solve the problem of making full use of the land and pro
viding food for the nation.
City people, to be sure, seldom make ideal farm
hands. They are likely to be "soft" at the start, and b
the time they are hardened to the work their vacation
time is about up. It is hard on them, at the first, and also
hard on the farmers employing them. But they may
make up in willingness for what they lack in skill and en
durance. At the woi-st, thev are far better than no help
There is no question of their own benefit. They no
back to their regular jobs with new health nud vigor
and with more money in their pockets than they started
with a fact quite at variance with the usual experience
GIVE CREDIT WHERE IT'S DUE
OIL CLAIMS INVALID
UNDER NEW RULING
All oil claims taken u; under the
r'acfr law act are invalid, unless
SO has been expended on each,
claim, according to a ruling of Clay
Tullman, Commissioner of the Oener
al Land office.
I'.m Kratzberg, of Bowie, holder of
eamidorable oil land, taken up since
Banks are slow to give credit, and the people are as.
proverbially slow to give bankers credit for anything. In '
the universal complaint over advanced prices of every-,
thing, there is one business that lias not taken advantage I
of the trend of the times.
Banks have not raised prices to keep pace with every
other line of business of professional activity. The banks'
of the United States are charging practically the same'
laics as uiey urn oeiore me war. .h,. possibility of finding oil in the
Banks themselves probably feel the advanced prices ',,oie basin became known, wired
as much as any other one line of business. J.Re commissioner ith reference to
"Without doubt it costs any bank that does anylhoMlng ciaIms tokn up unde. ,,
volume of business at all twice as much to conduct it.slpiacer iaw and wllat effect the nev
affairs as it did before the upward tendency set it. PIi ie:(Sic !aw i,asse,i I(y congress
Federal and state taxes are greater for them in pro-'ouM hue on present cuim how-
portion than for others and in most states their assessed .. The commUsioner's reply wa
aluation on assets is higher than other classes of pro-'.nat Pn r ciaims takea up prior to
pertj. ! October 3't, 102V, on hich UZ0 his
With all these added burdens it seems a wonder ir0t be.n expended prior to February
that they have not followed the natural course and ad-'.-jih or this year, the prior right
vauced their rates to the limit permitted by law. ;,i0,B I1C. ex!:it.
And yet the fact stands out clearly that they have! This win cause no little amount
not and have shown no tendency to do so. But how littl"
-ledit is given them "
of scurrying no doubt, on the part
of cla.i holders who had located un
der the old placer law, since the in
tiepietatloa of the commissioner is
p'ain ihat such land taken up prior
to Oclobtr 1st. must hate had the
reiiuiitd tj;0 expended in viork on
racn claim, while It Is taken to mean
A BACKWARD LOOK AND A FORWARD LOOK
There are times and places where it is well to pause
and look in different directions. We are reminded of
this when traveling through the country, we suddenly
and unexpectedly are faced with a railroad crossing sign
which remands us to stop, look and listen before crossing
the railroad tracks; if wise, we do stop as it were, look
and listen, that we may continue our journey in safety.
AVe all are traveling life's journey and there are times
that we need to proceed with caution, that we scan the
way and look and listen to the surroundings that we mav
proceed in safety and not be injured morally or financial
ly. At the present time we are in need to pausu and look
i"nd listen that we be not injured financially: to the out
ward glance and surroundings everything seems favor
able, as wages appear to be high and money comes easy
perhaps ta meet our every-day wants and pleasures, but
it is well to stop and consider that the purchasing power
of a dollar is probably about 40 per cent of what it was
five vears ago and it may not be realized by us that this
is a fact if we have sufficient dollars to meet the present
dav demands. How arc we traveling? Let us ask our
selves. Are we saving enough to pay all our bills with
nothing left over, or are we living on a scale that enables
us to nut aside a'nart of our earnings for a later and per
haps rainy day? If simply paying our bills and saving
nothing we are traveling where danger faces us. The pres
ent nurchasimr power of the dollar is only about 40 per
cent t-ompared with five years ago and the time is com
ing when there will be another adjustment of money
value; probably not this year or even next, but it will
come before many years pass; then it is probable that
this purchasing p'ower of the dollar will be greater as
compared with today. Then, if we have a few or many
dollars laid aside wc will see its purchasing power great
er than it is today; we cannot expect that it will be equal
to what it was five years ago but it is not improbable
that five years from today it will be double what it is
now. If these statements are facts should we not stop
and take a backward and forward look
"Who hath a pen should thank the Lord
If he can't speel a single word,
For if a pen and he can spell
Hell be a poet; sure as thunder!
Tennvson J. Daft.
. According to a bulletin received by the local chapter
of the Bed Cross, one hundred and forty men, under the
direction of the best landscape gardener in France, arc
nrflr Krrnt;tVin(r Arfonne Cemeterv where 23.000
American soldiers are buried. The landscape gardener is
one who for thirty years has been employed uy tne presi
dents of France. This is of local interest owing to the
fact that Tombstone and Cochise county boys were killed
and wounded in the famous drive in this sector.
UNWEPT, UNHONORED, UNHUNG
Those precursors of the millennium who advocate tin
abolition of the death penalty will find few recruits in
the ranks of the American Legion as long as such broth
ers in gooil standing of the L W. W. as .John Lamb, Eu
gene Barnett. O. C. Bland. Kay Becker, Britt Smith,
.James Mclnery and Bert Bland remain unhung.
Four American Legion men fell before the cowardly
volley these murderers delivered from ambush on the
peaceful Armistice Day paraders at Centralia, Wash.
The innocent victims, our martyred comrads. are under
the sod. which is greening to the pulses of the first soft
winds ol hprmg. arreu (.irimm, Arthur .Mchlircsh,
Ben Casagranda and Dale Hubbard are dead. They died
for their country as surely as our dead in France died for
Their murderers live: in prison at present, it is true,
but prison has become a sort of second home for an 1.
If our hearts are hard at the thought we have only
to discover the reason why. The eye-for-an-eye days are
not far behind us: the days when it was trench for trench,
shot for shot, life for life. If our thoughts are bitter we
have only to recall memories of the buddies of other re
cent days great days, who can forget them? buddies
who sleep over yonder. Jf our hearts are hard and our
thoughts bitter, it is because it is not the civilians of to
day who speak to you, but the soldiers of yesterday who
speak. American Legion Weekly.
LET THE LAW TAKE IT'S COURSE
Today was the time set for Simplicio Torres, mur
d"icr of Chris il click, town marshal of Williams, Ariz,
to p.; the penalty for his crime by hanging at the .stat
l)fnitenli.;vv :it Florence. Wsterthiv the Inst, lione of es-
cape from "th.- gullows vanished when a writ of habeas at c" c:alms taUn u" s!nce Octo
corpus was denied Hi the United States court at Tucson.
Friends of Torres battled o the last in an effort to avoid
the process of the law.
The man has been pioven g'.'Hty of tlww crime, a
most dastardly one, and it is to be regretted that the re
port of his cracking neck cannot fall upon the ears of all
persons wlio look upon the life of another with such a
small degree of concern.
Let Simplicio Torres hang. Let his kind and ilk rec
ognize the fact that the laws of the state of Arizona are
to be obeyed and that enforcement will be demanded by
society through the route of the hangman's iioom when
evi r iK'cesarv.
br 1st there is still time in -Allien to
di. the iork.
The telegrams sent by Mr. Kratz
berp rnd the commissioner's reply,
Sec. of Interior, Washington. IJ. C.
"Will oil prospecting permit under
new lease law be allowed mo on
land iiou held under placer act. Xu
work whatevtr has been done on;
claims. Filings made last ear and
sume this ear. Unproven oil terri
ory claims filed by other parties.
Wire yes or no my expense.
"Ben Kratzberg. Bowie, Ariz.,
"Xo preference right to permit
t.i?ts, unless claims uero located
It has come at last the aerial flivver and no back
yard is safe.
A monoplane weighing less than GOO pounds with a
29-foot wing-spread and a two-cylinder engine capable
of lifting nearly 400 pounds, has. stood ite tests triumph
antly. "Quantity production"' will come next.
There will be the put-nutting of more engines in the
sky, and rattles in accompaniment. Xlits and bolts will!
drop from the blue, and monkev wrenches. There will be.
smash-ups, too. and shattered roofs and branches will
take the place of chipped curbstones and demoralized fire
plugs. Strange visitors will drop in upon us, and doctors,
undertakers and lawyers will thrive. There are, indeed,
increasing disadvantages in material civilization.
Perhaps, though, this latest development will stir a
delinquent congress to action in regard to thing over
head. The nations over-seas have long since laid down
the law of the air lanes. Haste is essential. Xo man can
hope to dodge flivvers below, and the things likely to drop
from flivvers above at the same time.
dred and fifty dollars expended for
benefit of each claim prior to Feb.
'"bmmNsioner General Land Office."
Persons who contemplate adopting children need not
hesitate to adopt the ugly ducklings, for true to the fable,
these plainer little ones often develop into beautiful
young men and women.
3Iost orphanage institutions are discouragingly fam
iliar with the request for a ''pretty little girl, with golden
hair and blue eyes," or a "handsome, brown-eyed boy.''
More than one matron has hopefully presented awkward,
thin little Annia, knowing her to be of unusual mentality
and of a sweet and generous nature, only to be met with
a cold refusal on the ground that a more attractive child
is sought. As a matter of fact, there is little ground for
rejecting the homely baby.
Childish features, half formed, are little indicative of
future looks and little to be trusted. One orphange keeps
the record of a baby girl so homely she was called the
"yellow kid," because of her resemblance to the famous
cartoon character. She was placed in a private home, but
the authorities had little hope of her being kept on ac
count of her forbidding looks. The foster mother, how
ever, had faith and patience. Tlie "yellow kid" of the
orphange is today a beautiful young woman, charming in
Often back of the homely little face is the divine
spark while the more regular features may be an index
of an ordinary, unillumined, small-caliber soul.
If the price of gas keeps on aviating it will be cheaper
to drive a one horse shay, and feed old dobbin on forty
- THE FRENCH INVASION
The British (.iovernnieut like the American govern
ment, refused to give official sanction to the French mili
tary expedition into the German neutral zone and the prior to Oct. ist, idid and to nun-
seizure ot certain Oerman cities to insure iicrmau good
behavior. But the British public, like the American pub
lie, has registered approval.
The London Daily Mail says:
"The (lerinaus have no excuse. Had their conduct
been tolerated they would have proceeded to fresh viola
tions of the treaty and more tricks. As it is. they now
discover that the allies cannot safely be defied. British
public feeling warmly supports the French action."
Tiie London Morning. Post expresses a similar view,
"There cannot be a shadow of doubt that the advance
of Gen. von Watter's force into the neutral zone was a
deliberate. essay to test the practical value of the treaty.
Had the piovocation been overlooked it would have been
takn throughout Germany as a sigual that there was
nothing in the treaty that could not be disregarded safely
and in due time set aside."
J n this country there is little disposition to criticize
Fian.-e. It is held with good reason, that France in set
ling about of her own initiative to teach the Germans a
lesson in keeping treaty pledges has done her allies a
Valuable service. 'game warden. The closed and open.
The unfortunate thing about it is not that France has j seasons are set forth and there i
done what she did, but that France was driven to take j special descriptive matter on each
this action alone as a result of the persistent failure of the or the several game presenes in the
United States to ratify the peace treaty and participate I state, in addition si rules for
in its enforcement. Jt is generally agreed that if the j building and watching camp fires aro
machinery of the League of Nations were in full opera
tion, with" this country an active member, Germany would
irt have given the provocation.
STATE GAME LAW
BOOKLETS ARE IN
I'HOKXIX. April 13. So great
has been the demand for copies of
the state game laws, that State Gam
Warden Joe V. Prochaska ha3 been
obliged to order a reprint edition of
This little book contains all tho
latest amendments to the game la'
and gives all the rules and regula
tions concerning the taking of fish,
fowl and other game In addition It
carries several illustrations and a
special article from the pen of thff
Ail in ali, the little booklet shsslj
prove a valuable guide and hand-
' book for any one contemplating an
outing trip. A copy will be supplied
on request to state game depart
ment, Capitol building. Phoenix.
DOUGLAS, April 12 Kid Palmer,
middles eight fighter of Oils city, had
beaten Red Byrd of Oklahoma, so
Republican Senators have made consideration of the
treat v an excuse for delaying constructive legislation as
well as an occasion for attacking President Wilson. Thcy
are about to be deprived of their pretext for ignoring the
duties which they owe in the way of domestic measures.
President AVilson has reminded the Republican Sen
atorial obstructionists that nullification of the treaty
cannot be disguised as ratification, no matter how nice
the choice of verbiage may be.
TllOSft WHO WOU1U llUlllIV tne treaty ami nun inci- thoroughly that the sponge was
ica's victory in defeat must take the consequences. And!thrown in the second round to savo
war is one of the certain results of destroying the League the oviahoman from further punish-
of XatioilS. jment. Palmer used his usual slash-
: j Ins tactics of tearing at his oppene3V
Congressional investigation shows that the govern-1 midsection. The semifinal betweea
ment has been running 2(56 publications aside from all 'Kid iiartman of ioweii and Larry,
the rest of the publicity dope sent out by each depart-j Frasco of nisbee, was a draw,
ment telling the public "what they want them to believe.1 n is estimated that about n,ooa
A little saving 011 all this Stuff Which finds its Way diiec-' was wagered on the main event. The
try to the waste basket, would help the small newspapers.
fight was attended by the blggac
crowd that has ever attended a
fight la this city.
Already the mines in Bisbce are being closed as a
result of the railroad strikers. If the trains are tied up
much longer there will be a closing of all the mines and
smelters. This might be a fatal blow to the entire coun
ty of Cochise. The mines are now being operated at a , bisbee, April i2.-The Irish jus
Knro nrvifit- thoro is liftlp dpmnnd for cornier and a trrcat i Leasing company is about to resumo
surplus' is knon to be unsold. Once closed it might be
some time before .mining will be resumed in Bisbee, or
the smcltersstarted again in Douglas. This presents a
gloomy picture for Douglas and Bisbee, but it is well
within the bounds of possible results. Douglas International.
WILL RESUME WORK
IN THE IRISH MAG
operations of the C. &. A. lease ot
(hat name, under a trust that ha
been formed for the purpose backed
by local people. Interest In tha
trust are non-transferrable and thero
will be no trading In the shares.
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