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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 24, 1909.
f i i i - liilli THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN Published Every Day In the Year By THE ARIZONA PUBLISHING COMPANY. GEO. W. TICKERS. Pres. ft Gen. Mgr. Excluciv Morning Associated Press Dispatches. Public lion office: Corner Second ana Adams Streets. Telerhone Main 47. Entered at the postoffice at Phoenix, Arizona, as mall matter of the second class. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Fy mall, daily, one year..... JJ.JJO Weekly, one year 1-00 Cash in advance. BY CARRIER. Dally, per month .76 cts. The Arizona Republican Is on sale at all of Amos' street newB stand wagons In Los Angeles, San Diego, and Long Beach. PHOEXIX, ARIZONA, FEB. 24. 1909. THE POWER CONTRACT. Partisan politics and corporation phobia lead their victims to great lengths, yet we should think there would be some point at which they would stop, short of the lunatic asy lum. All are aware how great dam age to this valley might have re sulted from the assaults which have been made upon the reclamation ser vice in connection with the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. contract, if the government had not known that the assailants did not represent the best and most progressive sentiment of the community. We are reminded of this matter by a not quite coherent utterance by the Democrat last night, but from which rings out the old stock war cry, 'Monopoly!" This latest attack was provoked by an interview given out in Washington a few days ago by Mr. Hill in relation to the con tract which had been unwisely made the subject of a legislative memo rial. The assailants of the reclamation service, the Water Users association and Governor Kibbey, from the very discovery of this mare's nest have been as unfair as they have been demagogic and foolish. Only three weeks ago the same Democrat in re producing the contract omitted a part of it, which left something to be explained. That is always sufficient f'X a demagogue. It furnishes him a point jjpon which to hang a de mand for an explanation and that to him at once becomes a well supported accusation. We have hardly patience to tra verse this ground again, but it must Frrm to all fair-minded men that the gentlemen who compose the Water Users' association, with Governor Kibbey as legal adviser, would coun tenance no sacrifice of the rights of the city or the valley. Beside, Mr. Hill and the reclamation service by every act since the beginning of this great enterprise, have certainly earn ed our confidence. The contract re ceived the approval of the interior department and its able legal ad visers, who certainly could have had no Interest in the Pacific Gas and Electric company as against the peo ple of the valley. But the contract itself Is by no means complicated. It requires neith er defense nor explanation for the enlightenment of the fair minded and the ordinarily intelligent. As Mr. Hill stated in his Washing ton interview, and as we here knew, certain rights acquired by the Pa cific company before the reclamation service entered the field, were put Into another shape hardly more ad vantageous to the company. Only replicators would contend that the Company should have been divested of those rights. The company had' two power plants under a contract with the Arizona Water company, which would not have expired until 1D26. The water furnished by the completion of the I'.ooseveit dam would have supplied the company with 1D00 kilowatts con tinuously, which under the old con tract would have cost the company less than a half cent per kilowatt an hour. Under the contract with the government the company is to re ceive a continuous load of 900 kilo watts at one and one-half cents per kilowatt. Though this price Is three times as much as the power would have cost the company under its old contract, the lessened expense of handling it, as we may say. Induced it to enter Into the new arrangement and the reclamation service was enabled to construct a new crosscut which could not have been undertaken without the abrogation of the old contract. The new contract, by the way, expires seven years earlier than the old one would have terminated. Now, as to the monopoly feature. The government could not have en tered into an arrangement with the company, advantageous to the gov ernment unless it could have offered it protection against other possi ble retailers within the corporate limits of Phoenix. The company had something the government wanted, an established privilege. A privilege had to be exchanged for it. We may suppose that the government had not made this contract and the company had gone on getting Its poiver under the old contract at a half cent per kilowatt. The government then could have sold its power to as many Phoenix light and power companies as chose to buy, but If it had charged them the price agreed upon in the present con tract, they still could not compete with the Pacific Gas and Electric company. If the government had re duced its price to all of its custom ers to one-half cent per kilowatt to put them on a level with the old company the water users of the val ley would have been the losers. The contract, moreover, Is no re striction upon manufacture in Phoer nix. Any one who may at any time want to use as much as 100 kilo watts may buy it from the govern ment for the same price the Pacific Gas and Electric company pays and may' use it for any purpose except retailing. Thus it will be seen that the con tract provides for the distribution of the power which belongs tto all the water users of the valley in a man ner most advantageous to all and in a manner that is fair to all. Any other disposition of it could not have established competition in the light ing business in Phoenix without cost or loss to the farmers, to every water user outside of the city. In this matter the reclamation service has exercised the same good Judgment that has marked its solution of every problem directly or remotely related to the Irrigation project. The Busy Drug Store offers this week Guaranteed Open Until 1 S Mid- Q night I The abolition of things has been made such a fad by the legislature that the destruction of the estab lished order is going on mechanically and we might say, almost automatically. This thing of trying to complicate the ballot and make a Chinese puz zle of it for those of us who can read only ' pictures, amounts almost to an unconstitutional curtailment of our liberties. We wonder when this cut in the prices of steel products which has thrown Wail street into disorder, will be felt throughout the country among the proletariat. Mr. Castro is longing for home. He will doubtless find it so changed that he will not be satisfied. The winter of the last three days has not been a long one but its back deserves breaking just the same. The war on the white, slave traf fic is spreading to Arizona. I Krouskop FIVE POINTS GROCERY The Man Who Retails Groceries at Whole sale Prices. Phone Main 270. It has bec-ome a well knowu fact that I sell "better goods for less money than any other merchant in Arizona. If you do not trade with me, just give me a trial order and be come a regular cus tomer. Buy your groceries of a merchant who is willing to help you save money. I make prompt deliver, sell good honest goods and guarantee every article. I want your trade; that is why I sell my goods so cheap. A lively dime is bet ter than a lazy quarter. I have good reliable solicitors, and good de liverymen, so save your time, temper and men ex by buying your gro ceries of me. I will take your meat orders with your grocery or ders and will not charge you one cent for the trouble. I carry a goM stock of good goods and keep them fresh; that is what counts. I have not the largest store in Phoenix, but one of the best stores for its size. Watch for my ads. I have bargains every day. G. W. Krouskop FIVE POINTS GROCERY Phone Main 270. Coffee Quality clean perfect Your grocer will grind it better if ground at home not too Hue. 4 lb v,.;- ' ., - - , " ' .. Jaw . i mmt i wi v j --v - THE HOTEL AT HOLLYWOOD, Hollywood, California. An Ideal winter resort. Mission architecture. Situated midway between Los Angeles and the ocean in the frostless belt. Free Delivery Service at 75c a Pair. A. L. BOEHMER'S N.E. Cor. Center & Wash.? Attended You'll Have to Hurry You'll have to hurry if you get that Vernis llartyn Bed in Massie & Suns' window. We have sent out lots of coupons, but you have five weeks yet to get bargains and coupons. A cou pon with every dollar purchase. The bed will be put up on April 3rd, and auctioned off to the highest bidder, the bids to be paid In coupons. We will have a full line of the folding go-carts; folds up in a small bundle; can take them on the street car or on the train. We have a full line of dressers and extension tables, rocking chairs, washing machines, iron beds, sprinps and mattresses, trunks and suit cases and canvas cots. Don't forget the coupons. Massie & Sons 114-110 West Washington Street. Phone Main Zo. GILLETTE The Tailor Carries the Largest Stock of Goods in Arizona. 17 W. ADAMS IT. fMailOrderej 1 i rrompiiy j m to B J PHOENIX AUTO CO. is now thouroughly equipped and maintains an up-to-date garage at 229 E. Adams St. Repair work a spe cialty and all work guaranteed. 100 I K uon i wear away n j 9 your life washing j I SPREADS when we do them I snow-white for I 10c Don't let your Plumbing before see ing us. We can save you money, and ev ery job we do is guaranteed. I DIRTY LAUNDRY i Made clean by easy, tip-to-date y methods. Phone us for a trial. T We can please you. I PHOENIX LAUNDRY Phone Main 130 Ludwig Pianos Sold by . The WILEY B. ALLEN COMPANY. Washington St. Phone Black 8204. 5 TV Special Caramels Chocolate, Maple, Va nilla, Strawberry, Marshmallow, Onyx and Opera Caramels. SANICHAS & CO. Telephone Red 2031. ! For a X j TRUNK, SUIT CASE 4- or a t TRAVELING BAG ? f See the i Ceilings Vehicle and 1 1 Harness Co. i . First door east of Hotel Adams. i -J-H-K-H--H-K--!-K-:-X-H-:-v- GREER -STARK PLUMBING CO. 217 W. Wash. St. P Phone Red 3361. 3 Sfnd in vnur rertairs. .ose Bushes Field grown, S3 per dozen. Fresh stock Dill's Seed House 126 N. Center St. mm VMM mm MM 8 ft M. L. Vieux CEMENT CONTRACTOR. Proprietor Artificial Cement Co., Arizona Lime Co, and Asphalt Paving Co. Works, S. First St Office. 40 W. Adams St Phone 218 L Phoenix, Arizona. Hughie Hughes The Famous Interna tional Auto Expert. Cars examined and repaired. Garage 235 W. Wash. Phone Main 345. Phoenix. Arizona. fl MfMMItltl f JUST RECEIVED J ciiiiuunniiuiiinniiimninnniBirrsns Indian Baskets and I Blankets, Native f 1 5: Gems, Curios 3! ARIZONA SADDLERY GO. I s 3 I 45 N. Center, Phoenix jj liiRnuuinuaiiininfiniiDinitiiiiiifm Fresh Stock of Hearsey Tires. T At th i BIKE HOSPITAL, i We guarantee them to be right X Stewart & Templin (The Bike Surgeons.) - Phone Blk. 3291. Next to P.O. KIMMMMMMMIIMIHIt - t if ni rrtiiUli Mir I J AIRDOME MR. AND MRS. DLESSING BIG COMEDY ACT ALL WEEK. JVJ.1-"M lip; The Pastime BOWLING ALLEY! Is growing more popu lar every day. Ladies are always welcome. ' Watch for special an- t nouncements. 1 Plumbing We want to figure with you If you wish any kind of plumb ing, gas fixtures, etc We guar antee every piece of work we do. Try us and see. Johnson & Remsbattom Practical Plumbers. 22 N. Second Street ' Phone Main 221. SAVE PART of the money you make and put it in the bank. Put just five dollars a week in our bank and in twenty-five years this sum will be a snug fortune. The Phoenix National Bank PHOENIX, ARIZONA. Capital, Surplus and Profits $250,000.00 Deposits $1,300,000.00 E. B. GAGE, President. II. J. McCLUXG, Vice President. II. B. BURMISTER, Cashier. II. M. GALLIVER, Asst. Cashier. The Prescott National Bank PP.ESCOTT ARIZONA. CAPITAL, SURPLUS AND PROFITS S270.000.00 Roll of Honor Bank No. 585. 5 United States Depository. 4. Territory of Arizona Depository. jr County of Yavapai Depository. T City of Prescott Depository. J F. ir. MURPHY, President. R. X. FREDERICKS, Cashier, j 1 1 1 n 1 1 n 1 1 1 1 1 i i n n m 2 Capital $100,000.00 Surplus $100,000.00 The National Bank of Arizona, AT PHOENIX. -OLDEST BANK IN THE CITY Prompt attention given to collections and all business details, and courteous treatment to all of our many tourists. Headquarters for all visitors. E. Ganz, President S. Oberf elder, Cashier. Chas. Goldman, Vice President. J. J. Sweeney, Ass't. Cashier. f-l MH I 1 lllll-HI II 1 1 I The Valley Bank of Phoenix jj CAPITAL AND SURPLUS. DEPOSITS 8125.000.00 Sl.OOO.000.00 A general banking business Is transacted and a trust department maintained. In the savings department 4 per cent Is paid on term deposits. The confidence that is inspired is demonstrated by the constantly Increasing number of depositors. E. J. BEXXITT, President G. M. HALM, Vice President. LLOYD B. CHRISTY, Cashier. S. H. STEWART, Ass't. Cashier. mmimniiiniiiiiuiii umi iiuntim t 4- ATTENTION RANCHERS. MINERS AND PROSPECTORS. Let me sell you the supplies I know what you need and have the goods, fresh and at lowest prices. Canned goods, pre serves, pickles, Tjacon and ham. Send me a list of goods you wish. If you can't come In, and I will fill the order promptly to your satisfaction. Write, phone or see f RANK GMEBEL'S 118 W. Wash. St, Phoenix. Phone 43. THE PALACE PRESCOTT. ARIZONA. Strictly on the European plan. Rooms by the day, week or month. Finest Bar and Club rooms In the Southwest BROW, SMITH & BELCHER PROPRIETORS. VT. T. NICHOLB, President J. M. BWETNAM. GEO. H. LUTGERDINQ, Vice-President. Caaklar. UNION BANK & TRUST CO. W NORTH CENTER 8T. GENERAL BANKING PROMPTNESS, COURTESY AND ACCOMMODATION. Removal Notice About Feb. 1st Kunz Bros. & Messinger -will occupy their new machine shop, corner Second Ave. and Jackson St., one block west of Santa Fe depot. You EV3ust Stop FOR A WARM ROOM AND A QUIET NIGHT'S REST THE WILLIAMS HOUSE GOLD HOTEL ANTON GOLD, Prop. Third and Washington Sta. Fine, clean rooms, centrally located; 50c per night and up. i T Come and Investigate . I We make a specialty of X Box Trade i Dracfiman Cigar Co Xi MARICOPA. ARIZONA. t i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i t i i