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TOMBS T ONE E P I T A P H
SlXDAY. MAY 8. 1!21
GLRAtJl BROTHERS, Publishers
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THE AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION
KEEP FAITH WITH MINERS
Agitation for the repeal of the Pittmau Aaet is still
going on. the New York Times having recently suggested
Mich action in an editorial. The other side of thVqucs
tion was vigorously upheld by Sidney .1. Jennings, well
known mining engineer, in a .subsequent edition" of the
same publication. Jle says:
"In a recent editorial article headed 'The Silver
"rhne of 31)21." you advocate that the Cnited States gov
ernment should repeal the Pittman Act. The main argu
ment you use is that the government can. by purchasing
silver at the present market price, make a profit.
"This profit would be in addition to the one it alreadv
made when it old some of the .silver in its Treasury un
der the Pittman Act at .f 1.01 1-2 per ounce, largely to the
.British government, in order to .satisfy the .silver needs
in India. . X'
"In 3917 India was exporting lame quantities of ma
terial that was needed for war purposes. The only meth
od of paying for this was to ship into India either gold or
silver. Hold was unprocurable and therefore, silver was
shipped. A very rapid increase in the price of silver took
place until in September. 1JM7. sales were made as high
as 1.14 1-2 per ounce..
"There were no supplies of silver large enough to
meet these requirements anywhere in the world except
in the U. S. Treasury and as a result the Pittman Act was
passed in April. WIS. to permit the government to melt
these silver dollars and sell to England at 1.01 3-2 per oz.
and later buy it back at $1.00 per ounce from American
miners. The miners agreed to this arrangement which
prevented the price of their silver from advancing. a did
wheat, cotton, steel and other commodity prices.
"Tlie Pittman Act was undoubtedly a solemn agree
ment between the government of the United States, rep
lesenting all the people of the United States and the sil
ver producer of the United States, which was faithfully
adhered to by the silver producers and should now be
faithfully adhered to by the government of the United
EXEMPTION FROM ASSESSMENT WORK
A move is again on foot to have a resolution passed i
The Arizona Gazette, of Phoenix, in commenting unon1
through Congress providing an exemption for assessment the recent decision of the United States Supreme" Court'
work onlnining claims for the present year and next declaring the corrupt practices act unconstitutional, as.
vear. During the past several years exemption was al- result of the trial of Senator Newberry on a charge of
lowed on the basis that all men were needed for useful having "bought a seat in the Lmted States senate.
cleverly doles out a masterful sermon, if you can "read!
between the lines." The Gazette said:
Efforts to "clean up" politics met with a severe set
production of metals and minerals. Now the plea is hard
times and poverty. The argument put forward at the
nresent time is that tlk? smelters being closed there is no
nlaee to which the prospector can shin and thus get rev- back the other day when the supreme court of the United
enue. States reversed the conviction of S'nator Newberry, hold
There are distinctly two sides to the question. There that the corrupt practices act is unconstitutional,
is no question that there are many men who deserve to Kf be it from the Gazette to criticise the nation's i
have their claims exempted from 'assessment work dur- highest tribunal or to question the wisdom of its decisions.!
iug the current vear. But laws must be made to suit the I One recalls the story of the wise old negro doorkeeper of I
greater number! The prospectors themselves are not a 'the supreme court who knew personally all the leading!
unit in desiring exemption. Probablv the greatest ad-1 lawyers of the day. and who overheard one famous attor-1
vantage that has come from this exemption has been ' wy grumbling over a case he had just lost,
that it is now almost impossible to secure a clear title to "Hettah ln keerful. Maise Jlenry." said the old man.
niiniii" m-onertv. "Bcttah mill' how vo' talks in heah."
There is a case that has recentlv come up in Arizona '-The famous lawyer demanded to know why. so the, i
courts where a companv purchased certain claims, did aged doorkeejx'r explained: i:
thousands of dollars' worth of work, were finallv -ranted "What makes 1 say what 1 does, Marse Henry, is del
a patent to their ground bv the government onlv'to find !'" ':ic Yo yes pintedly got to be keerful not git in' :;
that tins ground Had once been located and that it had contempt oi uis iieau co t. wase ei ou oo. oey am no
been exempted under the law and their title is not clear. i body to peal to but Gawd Awmightv."
Everv possible precaution was Used in looking up title to1 But just the same, it does seem a pity that the mi- N
this ''round but the usual description of miiiiny -'round is preme court, in its deep wisdom, had to rule that law tin
M.n-iiN- .. wiifiii. tii-it it miiriit MiinU- t.. .iin.ft .mi- iiw...ieon.stitutional. for this decision nracticallv undoes all that w
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more litigation we are going to have over land titles. M peorniption out of politics.
Under the law granting exemption it has been pos-. -A eourt of law. after a fair and impartial invcstiga
sible for men to stake out and hold immense acreage, two J llt,ld that Senator Newberry had bought his seat in
mill tin-,... lunwiviwl biinw luibliixr iii-.m M-iti.mt . ov. the Senate. 1 Io was convicted of having trafficked in
a ta-v, ftAJxA. 4a4A- av4xa (lit 141 iiijirii nil .k .- "TI "1 "V
nmwf. fiml liniiimr tlmt nni.. urn. will ...mi.. fili.r wli.". will ' votes. So far as this paper is able to learn, the MinKiiiei "
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ouv at least a part oi tnem. i ms nas retardeo develoj)- l,,,"i '"" " ''1 i'"3""" ,,1"- '"" ,l '"' J"'"1 l""1 l"1
ment and transfers of mining propertv to a verv consil-!lw 1,11(ll1, wl''li ! w:l eonvicted is technically against
erable extent, as the prices often asked for absofmelv un- ! eonstitution. lierefore. Newberry goes five,
developed ground wore often prohibitive. " -1:ly lal l1"-"5 escaped paying the price because
The argument that the smelters are dosed and there-"' a technical flaw m the law or the mannor of its en
for no revenue can come to the prospector is a weak one. I forcement. Sharpeyed lawyers find and pounce upon these
for there is not one in a hundred who could ship aiivthiiig,lP-"l,V with uncanny certainty. And s0 are the ends
to the smelter and those who could ship have been keep- of justice frequently outwitted. It remind n of the Jaw
ing their work up right along. !.veI" who, asked if a certain will could be broke, replied:
The extension or." the time for the doing of the l)20i"(Wtainly it can. 1 drew that will myself.'"
ment work to June HOth was not signed and made a
hu-i!rcJ cf ;Tu.
EVERY DAY HEROES
Not on the battlefield is all the heroism. Millions of1
men in the every day walks of life perform as great acts
of heroism as do the men who give up their lives in the
excitement and amid the noise of battle. In the battle it'
is a question of being trained for just that emergency.
The man goes into the army with the idea that his life is,
always on the altar and he stands ready to give it whenj
called upon, in the every day work the heroism is inci-j
dental, coming ofen in some sudden emergency. ;
When the valve gave way on a pliosphenae gs tank at
i-oiuid Brook, New Jersey, recently, the lives, of the whole
town were in danger. Indeed, it looked as if there was
little chance that any would escape, but the emergency
brought forth two heroes. Harold Saunders and Michael
Paschall. employes of the plant, undertook to stop the
leak and succeeded. Time after time they plunged thru
the fumes of the deadly gas. working a .moment and then
getting air. to stop the flow. Time after time it looked
as if they would merely sacrifice their own lives, but gain
nothing." Yet they persisted. Protected by flimsy gas
masks," hardly worthy of the name, they faced a danger
greater than "the German gas on the West Front. And
they won. The flow was stopped, the town was saved.
Then they rushed to the office of the company and receiv
ed medical attention. It is said that their lives will be
saved because of prompt action.
But they are none the less heroes. They offered
their lives as freely as ever man tendered the great sacri
fice. They did not pose as heroes there was no parade,
no acclaim, no cheers. It was all in the day's work. The
duty was there to be done they did it, and were as mod
est as brave men always are.
All around us, every day, we find such heroes. And
there is another class the man who cheerfully and brave
ly faces the daily grind. He knows that there is nothing
to life for him except the same endless round of duties
that lie must work for others so long as he may live. He
knows that it takes all his toil to support wife and chil
dren, with little chance to accumulate anything for the
future or to provide anw luxuries for himself. Yet he
goes to the task daily, joyously, cheerfully and happy in
the thought that he can do for others. He would not call
himself a hero. He does not believe a man is entitled to
special praise for doing his duty. He asks nothing except
the love of those to whom he devotes his life. Much is
said about the devotion of Mothers, and she deserves it
all. But the faithful father, who toils for his loved ones
dav bj- day is doing his bit to make the world better.
Police Commissioner Enright, of New York, sent his
cops to taste the liquors served patrons at Coney Island.
That supply exhausted, he asks the city for $100,000 with
which to allow his men to buy "evidence."
To always look at the bright side of things is indeed
very "ood advice, but some folks are so ornery that they
oven spoil the scene on the bright side of a mirror.
law until Uecember :ilst and it was not known in the ma- As good Americans we accept the decision of the
jority of the mining camps until the first day of January. country's highest tribunal most graciously. We can now
The prospectors who really desired to hold their claim I regard the corrupt practices act as a fluke, even though
were taking no chances on the resolution becoming a law! Senator Newberry did "buy" his scat in the Senate, his
at that late date, and they had started their assessment taction has been endorsed by our courts, and we must ten
work before they even knew that an extension had beenlder him all the respect due him as one of our lawmakers,
granted. ) As law-abiding citizens we must respect his "handle"
There are undoubtedly many cast's where the condi- however acquired, and start it with a capital "S."
tions warrant extension of time and where hardship; This decision is of interest to Arizonans. as it will
might be created if the law was enforced but the question knock the props from under the grand jury investigation
that Congress will have to determine is as to whether the of Ralph Cameron's campaign expenditures. In and
greatest good will be done bv suspending assessment about Phoenix there has been considerable "activitv"
work or by requiring it. Meanwhile the prospector who i manifest in this investigation, but now the curtain has!
holds his legitimate number of 3-" or 20 or even 40 claims! been drawn and IK Senator Cameron did indulge in cor-
is doing and has been doing his assessment work and has I nipt practices during his recent campaign, those whoj
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!.iu.iwV '"""- " " "t'Ki't; "iv i".ii"i "inn in- tun mil,"-". ' n...iw " .1.1 i.i.ii. "".. "'"" .!...,.... m ...vio ... we,plcri houever. at that timo. .Ienied
have to in order to avoid any possible litigation like the reverence to the halo bestowed by the decision that thejJores. staU,ment.
r-ase mentioned above. corrupt practices act in unconstitutional. " .
Tlio liiv-ism.i'tnr i wurtliv .f i'ViTV imohli .miorlrM--
ation and the writer has heard many" of them express. HOMES MUST BE BUILT TKI
condemnation for the men who have abused the privileges! Some solution must be found for the dearth of homes
of the law. The .shutting down of the large mines has and housing facilities. The large cities are suffering
sept many men into the hills to do the assessment work most, but evdi the smaller town's are short of homes and
on their claims and when June :50th comes there will be houses, with the result that people are huddled together
ery few prospectors who have not done the necessary j like tribes of Indians in tents, and the conditions are not
work and those who have not done it. will be. for the most .only unsanitary but are anything but conducive to moral
part, the ones who are holding so many claims that "they jty "and the best instincts of Americanism. People in the
could not possibly get it all done. Even they will have 'big cities are a lot of cliff dwellers and have lost mettv
selected their best bets and held them by doing the neces-.much all idea of what a real home is. Cchildren should
sary work. The longer the period of exemption is kept
up. the greater the amount of litigation that will have to
clog our alreadv busv courts or the less monev we will
have a lawn to romp and play on. and there should be
flowers, and trees and a garden, and the home place
should lie far enough awav from other inhabitation so
have spent upon development by those who are unwilling that one cannot smell it everv time the other has boiled
to take a chance with titles. 'cabbage or bacon and fried onions.
The women now have a dinky little kitchenette and
ATTORNEY GENERAL CRITICISED a can opener, and the man has a flivver and some Bull
itepublicans, as well as Democrats, arc criticising the Durham and papers, and that is the extent either knows
action of the attorney general at Washington in sending
word to Lf nited tates Attorney T. A. rlynn to "lay off
or cares about home. Home is the grandest word in the
English language, and unless our people sing Home,
the investigation now under way by the grand jurv in Sweet Home a little more and kick a pianola with their
the federal court. J feet a little less the next generation will be degenerate,
This investigation is said to concern alleged violation! both physically and mentally,
of the corrupt practices act bv United States Senator! Jients ought to come down. New York has a new
Ualph H. Cameron in the campaign last fall.
(law which exempts new home place.
taxation for a
It is strictlv a court matter, and by what authoritv i number of vears, and that would be a good plan for all
the attorney general of the United States can attempt to the states to pattern after until present conditions are
take a step in and effort to interfere with a federal court remedied. These days, if a man builds a new home, in
is not quite clear to the average person. stead of being penalized with taxes he ought to be encour-
The attorney general at Washington, it is said, in-! aged in every possible manner.
formed Flynn not to go ahead with the investigation, or
appear before the grand jury until a decision is reached MOUNTAIN RESORTS
in the case of Truman Newberry, the United States sena-' Residents of Cochise county, and Tombstone in par
tor from Michigan, who was found guilty of violating the.ticular, are fortunate bevond measure in" regard to acces
corrupt practices act, and whose case is now on an ap- sibilitv of beautiful mountain resorts where a day may
peal. Just what connection the local ease has with that be spent out in "God's Wide Open," away from the toils
of Newberry is unknown. and trials of the every day grind.
That the attorney general at Washington "pulled a Every year the number of spring fever victims who
bonhead" when he tried to stop the Arizona district choose the mountain resorts of Cochise county to spend
court from proceeding with its investigation, is the con-1 their vacations, is increasing,
sensus of opinion in Phoenix. Phoenix News. The board of supervisors, at their regular monthly
session Monday, authorized the repair ot-roads leading
Postmaster and professors are human after all. A
still was found in a raid on a postoffiec in Montana, and
one in the home of an instructor in psychology at Harvard.
Telephone connections with Cuba have been opened,
b'r what's the use. You can't get anything by telephone.
Of remedies to cure thv ills, the best of all is pay
into the Chiricahua and Huachuca mountain playgrounds.
In this they have taken a commendable step and will
gain the deserved gratitude of men, women and children
who have enjoyed tlie pleasures of a day or week of genu
ine rest for the body and soul in the beautiful mountain
fastnesses of Cochise county.
Summer is here beyond all doubt. Milady is appear
ing without 'enough clothes on to wad a shotgun.
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MEN HELD FOR TRIAL
ON CHARGE OF PLANNING
HOLDUP OF GIRL
Ma Kollon Ins heir-
IVasp fslrla '.
Archlo Jones ami Ocll Ler-wr, Joint
ly iharscil with holilinR up and rnb
ljinc Mls IScrtha Sanfonl. a bote'
cuest. last Friday, were bound mer to
superior court for trial
.Miss Sanford. while out for a stroll
with I.efeier at the outskirts of tlie
citv last Krlday Mas held up and rofc-
I bed of S30U worth of jewelry, in rin:
'and a watch, and f US in rurrencT
ller escort, it was thought, had faller.
ktlni to a blow oier the head with
Upon her rt turn froni the si ene o'.
the holdup to the hotel. Miss San
ford notified the police authorities lf
wolim anini estimation was at one
conducted, with the result that at 1
o'clock Saturday morning, Lefever and
Jones were apprehended and the al'i
ahles and money later located
Johps it Is alleged, asserted '"
Chief Ford at the time of his arr:
that I.efeier had planned with him tj
stase the holdup, and that Lefevo
uas the iusticator of the oceurrar.c
WILL START TODAV
I'UOENIX. May 3 Trial of Hoy
Frldley. former prohibition enforce
ment aser.t. who is acmsed of ton
spiraci to violate the proiisions o
the national prohibition amendment
In tonmrtlon with the allesed tran-
j portation by him of a quantity of in
! toxicants from Yuma to Tucson and
I'hornU ill hesin in the L'nitei
States dltrkt court this eienine.
LUTHERAN PASTORS MEET
GLOBE, April 30 The conference
of the Lutheran pastors and mission
aries m Arizona bei;an with sessions
this morninK in Olobe, Rev. Uplegger
of Ilice elected as chairman and Rev
II C NItz, of Globe, was appointed
secretary of the conference for the
ensuing year. The conference will ad
journ on Tuesday.
Winslow New- sipar factory pract!
cally ready to turn out product.
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ES
TATE AT PUBLIC AUCTION
Notice is hereby Riven that th
Board of Supervisors of Cochise Coun
ty, Arizona, w 111 sell at public auction
in frort of ths court house door In
the City of Tombstone, said county,
on the Sth day of June. 1921, at 2
o'clock I". M. of said day, to the high
est bidder for cash, all of lot 7 Ic
Block 63. together with all Improve
ments thereon. In the city of Douglas,
said county, as tho same Is described
upon the official map of the townslto
of said city, made by E. G. Howe, C
E. dated January 12, 1901, as amend
ed, and filed In the odlce of the Coun
ty Recorder of said county. No
amount under JH00 00 will be consid
ered by tho county as a bid on the
Dated this th day of May, 1921.
L. F. KUCHENBECKER.
Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.
First publication. May 8, 1921.