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THE WEEKLY NEWS
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SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 7, 1M
In an editorial The Williams
News credits Councilman Ashurst
with the statement that he will vote
for the repeal of all railroad tax
exemption. It is to be hoped that
Mr. Ashurst has been incorrectly
quoted. It is time that Arizona
ceased voting tax exemptions for
railro&ds, but we should keep faith
with those roads that were built,
and are being built, as a result of
the passage of such laws in the
years past. It will be but a few
-years until their exemptions expire
and they can be lawfully taxed.
No more tax-exemption laws, but
let us keep those laws already
passed. Douglas International.
Having had his attention di
rected to the above paragraph,
Councilman Ashurst reiterates his
former statement, and in the letter
following assures his numerous
friends that the interests of the
public will not suffer at his hands.
Mr. Ashurst writes:
-Territory of Arizona,
Phoenix, Jan. 23, 1903.
ditor Williams News. Per-
me to thank you for your
Interest in me.
rding railroad exemption
u are advised that I have
the subject close attention
m laminar with the law of
se, as well as the moral Bide.
as been decided by the su-
of the United States
exemption from taxation is
y, within the province and
he legislature to repeal
public policy demands
many argue that the
exemptions .were con-
ere is not one essen-
ture or element of a contract
.n any one of the acts. The reason
for this exemption from taxation
has ceased to exist, and, therefore.
ption should cease. Of
courset a great many of the news
papers who are "kept organs" of
the railroad will howl against the
-fyMblaWl I m resolved to do my
duty as! 1 see it, and 1 care Iittl
if anj-j"hat is said about it.
Enemies of the bill say that it ts
"repudiation," but that is. only a
subterfuge in order to keep the
easily-frightened from supportirg
the bill. . L
T assure you that I shall labi-
cL:l;J""7 ' times for the int-
folthe people who have up
so many occasions testified the
loyalty to me. Very sincere
yours, Hesrt F. Ashurst.
) The News, a few . weeks since,
took the Wickenburg News-Herald
to task for apparently having suc
cumbed to the hypnotic influence
of the territorial secretary- The
criticism was, perhaps, a little caus
tic, but the attitude of the Herald
warranted us in jabbing Dick-Wick
under the ribs. The article had a
healthy effect in that Editor Hall
Justifies the friendly attack of the
News and writes enplanatory of
his position. He admits that Sec
retary Stoddard attempted to pla
rate him with cheap advertising
contracts, that attention might be
diverted from the guirilla warfare
upon the territorial press. For
this lack of esteem in which Mr.
Stoddard holds the press, Dick Wick
strikes the official several solar
plexus blows, and in his inimitable
style makes an abrasion every time
he wields the lash. In unity there
is strength, and the press is fortu
nate in having the able co-operation
of the News-Herald, making
of us now a band of brothers fight
ing for a common cause. The press
of Arizona owes to Isaac T. Stod
dard much well-earned space, which
should, and will be, unstintingly
donated in double-leaded denunci
atory articles of the questionable
methods resorted to by him to
"turn an honest dollar." Mr.
Stoddard's action is not in keep
ing with the intregity of other fed
eral appointees for Arizona, nor are
his methods in consonance with
President Roosevelt's ideal of a
conscientious official, and if al
lowed to retain the secretaryship
will bring such odium upon the ad
ministration as to alienate the re
publicans of Arizona from sup
port of Mr. Roosevelt's second term
aspirations. The bird that befouls
its own nest is not in demand as
a household pet.
The legislative assembly a pi
o h m waiting for something
' Z TASTES GGDD
P0LS0N BR0S. Williams, Ariz.
The News is in receipt of a let
ter of mourning bearing the sad in
telligence of the demise of George
W. Moss, of the J. W. Butler Paper
Company of Chicago, Illinois, who
passed away at Tampa, Florida,
on January 23. Mr. Moss is greatly
mourned by the Butler Co., with
whom he had been associated for
the past thirty-three years, during
which time he endeared those about
him with an Undying love. We
extend condolence to a bereaved
family and numerous friends and
Ocr thanks are due to Delegate
Marcus A. Smith for a copy of the
"Congressional Directory," a work
replete with valuable statistics and
information that is interesting and
permanent. Statehood or not, Mr.
Smith always remembers the ex
treme density of friends, hence this
valuable work of reference.
The heavy snowfall throughout
northern Arizona is an assurance
of prosperity for this section dur
ing the year 1903. It is a welcome
visitation appreciated by all
miner, stockman, preacher and
O. W. MARTIN. Proa.
Beef, Veal, Mutton and
CONSTANTLY ON HAND
Bell Spring Butter. OyBters and
Fish in Season
A Line of Gent' Ready-Made
Clothing: also Carried in Stock
Clothes Cleaned and Repaired
Nw G porta CatMtAntiy
Afri-rsnf. S Them
The Grand Canyon Railway Co.
TIME TABLE No. 3
Effective Tuesday. Nov. IS. 1902
ikx 10 win
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4 301."' SB Wlllaba 10:18
428 pa- Anita AS l
4Mpa il Apex 9Mi
lApa M Coconino :17i
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