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PAGE EIGHT THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 1, 1911. COUNCIL CALLS ELECTION W alt Diver Valley Electric Company Will Go Before f the People December 7th ENGINEER BARKER FILES It is a Comprehensive Document and Goes Deeply Into the details of the Respective Propositions Before the Council. Special Paving Bid Rejected. City At torney Directed to Widen Van Buren Street and to Open Other Thoroughfares Through Condemnation Proceedings. Sunday Circuses Barred From Phoenix. Cost under 3-year contract City purchase at l.iic .City purchase at 2.0c City generation own energy Annual saving Cost under 5-year contract.. City purchase at 1.5c City purchase at 2.0c City generating own energy.. Annual saving The citr council last night had a barrel full of business. Action was taken prohibiting the granting of n license for the giving of any show in Phoenix on Sunday, of the nature or a circus, menagerie, wild west, street parade or similar attraction; the re port of Engineer James E. Barker on the city lighting question was read ami referred to the committee of the whole for later consideration; the city attorney was ordered to institute con demnation proceedings for the opening of certain streets, satisfactory terms were made with the Salt River Valley Electric railway for the submission of their franchise to the electors, and an election on the franchise was called for December 7. Action in the first matter came after thp reading of (protests filed against permitting the giving of the 101 Ranch wild west show billed for next Sunday These protests were filed by the Wo man's club, the brotherhood of the First M. E. church, the Ministerial union, the Epworth League of the M. H. church, the Y. M. C. A., and W. C. Foster, representing the Arizona Fair commission. An ordinance was pass ediimaking such exhibitions illegal af ter its due publication, but as that wo"uld be ten days later a resolution was also passed covering the interven ing time. In the matter of the Salt River Val ley Electric railway franchise, the pro moters met all the objections made by Hhe council in the committee of the whole, by satisfactory amendments, except the request that the company give the city 3 per cent of its gross revenues. In that matter there was a compromise on 2 ner cent, after which the. council passed a resolution calling an election on the franchise December 7. A. B. Williams protested against the condition of the streets in the vicinity of the Ford hotel and a rep resentative of the Barber Asphalt Pav ing company promised that the north side of Washington street would be open for traffic not later than Xov. 5. A bid for paving those portions of streets in the paving district where abutting property owners have- refus ed to pave, submitted by the Barber company was found to be at a much higher rate than the rest of the pav ing being done, and was therefore re jected. The explanation of the bid- r - Uarmcnts cut ana lit- ,.ted by mc arc today's . Xew York fashions. i 20 AND 22 WEST ADAMS STREET I INDIAN BASKETS AND CDRIOS Arizoii Saddlery Ct. 4S N. CUr St, Phoanix, Arts. Phoenix Arcade Coo last Place of Amuiemint in tha City ICE COLD DRINKS AND CONES 5c Opn. from 8 a.m. to 10:80 p. m Next to Postomce. E REPORT ON LIGHTING CITY $11,764 0.318 J 16.764 10.472 $6,202 $13,81)5 10.472 $lfi.7C4 11.626 $5,048 $13,S'J5 11,626 $2,265 $7,356 .J.13.895 . 9.31S $4,577 $3.4: " dor was that it is more expensive to take the equipment hither and yon to do little odd jobs than where a con tinuous piece of work is at hand. Tlie proposed ordinance granting a street railway franchise to R. Allyn Lewis was read and referred to tho committee of the whole. The city attorney was directed to proceed under the law to force tho opening of South Fifth avenue. East Filmore street between Seventh and Xlnth, and the widening of Van Buren I between Central and First, j The report of Egineer J. W. Barker covered eleven, type written pages (and was a very comprehensive one. though considering the many phases of the auestion it could not well be more condensed. Three propositions, or lines of action are before the coun cil to choose from and the facts in each had to bo stted and severallr considered before a final deduction was drawn, and even then it is left for the council to decide which Is the wiser plan, for there are some things to be taken into consideration that cannot be expressed in figures. The three propositions to consider arc: 1. The city may continue to pur chase electrical energy from the Pa cific Gas & Electric company for its arc and ornamental lighting systems 2. The city may purchase electrical energy from the reclamation service and install its own lighting system. 3. The citr mar install a steam plant and arc lighting system and sup ply its own power. The report takes up the propositions seriatim, reciting the number and sort of lights and equipment now in use, the things that it would be necessary to bur in establishing its own plant and distributing systems: the rate it is ipaylng now for service: the rate asked bv the P. G. & E. Co. under a five- years contract and the rate ask ed for under a three-year's contract, both of which are notably lower than tho present rate: the probable growth of the. city which under the propose- contracts with the private company would make increased cost, and the probable increased cost of extending tho system under a municipal plant; the cost of labor and operation; cost of supplies etc. Another feature that is indefinite is the iprobable terms on which the city could get power for lighting tho streets and public build ings, figures being submitted on two tentative rates. These and a world of details make a careful perusal of the entire report very necessary to those who are to decide, for after all Is said and done there arc the debat able questions of government rate, city growth, etc. Then there is the fact that until tho expiration of the contract of the P. G. & E. Co. with the government the citr can secure power from that source onlr for lighting the streets and public buildings. At the expense of some features not being quite clear without reading the preceding pages of the report, which discussed them in detail, the engin eer's conclusions are best set forth by the following language in the final pages: "With the conditions assumed as to the number of lamps and hours' use, the city will pay for 277,900 kilowatt hours per year under proposition Xo. 1, and will pay for or generate 230.800 kiowatt hours under proposition Xo. 2 or Xo. 3. "Proposition Xo. 1. "LTnder the terms of the proposed three year contract this will, at 6 cents per KWH, amount to $16,674 "Under the terms of the proposed five year contract this will, at 5 cents per KWH, amount to $13,895 "Proposition Xo. 2. "For the city to install its arc light ing system and purchase power at 1.5 cents per KWH $ 9,318 ' "Same with power at 2 cents per KWH $10,472 "Proposition Xo. 2. "The cost when the city installs its arc lighting system and generating plant $11,626 "The relation between these figures may be shown by the tables at the beginning of this article. "Td these amounts may be added the $500 per year for lighting the pub lic buildings. "From tho comparison it is seen that considering the terms of the five year contract, lie cjty may effect an F annual saving of $2,769. when generat ing its own power, with a possible saving of $5,077, when purchasing power from the reclamation service. and under the terms of the three year contract may effect an annual saving of $5,548, with a possible saving of $,S56, provided power can be pur chased from the reclamation service. "As these amounts are the annual saving resulting from an investment ranging from $33,S00 to $38,625, it is evident that it is not to the city's In terest to accept a contract for current at 6 cents ier kilowatt hour, and fur ther, a five year contract would tie the city up for a considerable period, during which its load would undoubt edly increase, so that with Its own steam plant it could generate current for considerable less than the amounts herein estimated. "The rate at which the city would have to purchase current, using the present arc lamps, in order to equal what it could produce its own current with a modern arc system, at the same time paying fixed charges, and setting aside a sinking fund sufficient to pay off the lighting debt in thirty years. is 4.2 cents per kilowatt hour. If the sinking fund .is not set aside the rate becomes slightly less than 4 cents per kilowatt hour, and these rates will be considerably less as the load increases. "In view of this showing the city should endeavor to secure a rate at least as low us that for which It can generate its own energy, and further, should not enter into a long term con tract unless under exceptionally favor able terms. If a contract is made and the present 6.6 ampere lamp kept in service, it should require that the lamps be raised to a height of at least 25 feet from the ground, espe cially in open streets where there are no trees. By so doing a much better distribution of light can be had. "In considering the question as to whetlier or not the present company can afford to meet the city's cost. It should be remembered that the com pany's investment in street lighting is not so great as the city's would be for street lighting alone, as the same poles carry wires for both domestic and street lighting. "A further point to le kept In view in making a long term contract for service covering both arc and orna mental lighting Is the fact that the city will own the ornamental system and the party furnishing current will have practically no fixed charge to bear on this portion of the load, and that if this type of lighting becomes very much extended a low rate should be secured for it. "The question of instilling a plant and distributing system should be de termined by what rate can be secured from other sources and by the policy of the city relative to increasing the lighting business and engaging In gen eral domestic lighting." o BUSY AS BUZZ WAGON ON ELECTION DAY The Y. M. C. A. Is Doing Things All the Time and Making the Boys of Phoenix Happy Besides. In connection with the coming en tertainment course, which Is to he presented by the Young Men's Chris tian association, arrangements have been made with the street car com pany to furnish cars on all lines at the close of the entertainments. The general public Is requested to bear this in mind. The educational classes of the Young Men's Christian association. which were enrolled last week, are be ginning their real wock this week. The class in Spanish and class in the commercial course and the grammar school class he!d their first sessions last evening. These classes will all meet on Monday. Wednesday and Friday of each week. The books will be open for enrollment right along and It Is a rare opportunity for young men who wish to employ their spare time in fitting themselves for better things. Full Information con cerning this department is found in a new booklet recently gotten out by the advertising committee of this de partment and they can be secured at the office or through any of the as sociation members. Seven groups of boys have been or ganized under adult leadership, com bining Bible study, social, educational and physical features. The groups will hold their first meeting Friday evening at seven o'clock. These groups are on a competitive basis and a geautlful silver loving cup has been donated for the winning group by Wesley & White, Jewelers. E. M. Robinson, head of tho boys work of the international committee of the Young Men's Christian associa tion of the United States and Canada, will be In our city on Xovember 16th. Mr. Robinson Is the association's greatest authority on boys' work and his coming Is being looked forward to- with a great deal of interest. He will address the high school boys at 9:15 this morning. A luncheon will be held that day and men of the city Interested in boy life will be in vited and a meeting of the directors and boys' work committee will be held in the afternoon. The Young Men's Christian asso ciation is going to run an exhibit dur ing fair week. They will have a tent 24x36 feet, which will be divided into two rooms, one to be used as a rest room and the other as an emergency hospital. We will have pictures and literature describing the general movement of the Young Men's Chris tian association in the United States and especially Phoenix. Magazines and other reading matter will be on file, also ink and writing paper. R. II. Tolleson. secretary of the boys' department, will have charge of the tent and will be assisted by a corps of Boy Scouts, who have passed their first aid test. Miss Anna Willis Wilson, the orig inal "Miss Liberty," whose profile adorns the silver dollar, has. been fojr tho past 12 years at tho head of tho kindergarten system of Philadelphia. ler native pny, WOMAN ASKS FOB UNITY Men and His Politics Were Found Wanting HE MUST ABDICATE Wife of Famous Irish Agi tator Delivers a Strong Speech at the National Woman Suffrage Convention. LOUISVILLE. Ky.. Oct. 31.-Man;in u snein? compctItlon. and his political ways were weighed and found wanting by Mrs. T. P. O'Connor, wife of the Irish leader, who addressed the Xational Woman Suffrage convention on the text, "Let Our Watchword be Unity." Mrs. O'Connor replied to what she termed the "old threadbare arguments" against woman suffrage, outlined what she declared were typical abuses of man's powers and urged her sisters to "stand shoulder to shoulder and inarch for ward together." "If tho maloritv of men rnulil lio convinced that It would be to their' vantage of the state to accede the vote to women our fight would be at an end," she declared. "When you ask them why we don't vote they ad- vance old threadbare arguments, the .first being that all women would vote, according to the politics of their bus - bands. If this be true, why shouldn't a man want two votes Instead of one? Another argument is that if women had votes men would no longer pick up their handkerchiefs. 1 have lived in England twenty-six years and dur- Ing that time I have always picked up my own handkerchief and not had the advantage of a vote, either. "A man left alone In Baltimore this summer with a negro cook called herj into tne uining room and said: Con- inadequate. Many of them are mark found you, Maria. I want my meals 'cdly unjust to women and no reforma- cooked better hereafter or out the door you go; I don't propose to pay you J30 a month to send in everything I eat burned to a crisp.' 'Look a here, retorted Maria, 'don't you talk that way to me, you just 'member who I is; I don't like your tone of voice, and.vorcc laws; a woman In order to dl- I alnt no trash for you to holler at; you musn't take me for yo' wife.' "And finally the great and over- whelming argument is that to give THE AMEWCAN WOMAM REDUCTION SALE We are going to give you the benefit now, buy your Holiday gifts while the picking is good. We must make room for the large stock of goods purchased in Europe by Mr. Balke. You will be surprised when you see the bargains. Balke's Big Curio Store 33-35 West Adams Street women votes would destroy man's home. It doesn't matter about wo men's: man's home is the thing to be considered. Then there Is the last weak kneed argument, the refuge of the pessimist, that already the fran chise is too large, and as women are clamoring for a vote the only remedy Is to take It away from a certain num ber of men who have not gone through si pjilloclato ronrso nml I'dnnnt stnnrl "Men arc not to be trusted with un limited power, but the very founda tion of the relations of men and wo men are wholly wrong. The theory is that men toward women are wise, noble, generous, chivalrous and just; that we can trust them to make laws for us which will protect our Inter ests; and for the rest we must by tact and diplomacy manage them. Men's great shibboleth, the thing he cries out for. Is management. If he is unfaithful to his wife, she hasn't managed him properly. And what woman, I ask you, no matter how good or clever she is, can make a man go iiot lin. lino tmmin t j rrt tlln t . IUL tllJlflllVl VtUIlltlli. "Women are brought up by the thc- ory of expecting undying faithfulness, .consideration, unselfishness and a tak- ing of all responsibility from her i shoulders by man slowly but surely I she has to unlearn this false lesson. I There are men in the world, many of j them, tenderly chivalrous to women my own dear father was one of them. But we do not, we must not, rely upon sentiment. What we want, and what we demand. Is justice. An ounce of ! justice administered by the law with a judge and a jury behind it is worth all the chivalry in the world. More sood has resulted from it than every sleeve worn by a gallant knight In honor of his lady love. "The laws as they stand today are , tion will take place without the fran- chisc. Englishmen have a fine sens , of justice; the trouble is not with them, but with Englishmen who have too long been content to submit to injustice. Take, for Instance, our dl- vorce her husband must have unfaith fulness and bodily cruelty combined a man unfaithfulness only. He Is at liberty to take a house next door to his wife, put another woman In It, call her by his wife's name; and the wife, because he has not struck her a blow, has no redress. This in the eyes of the law Is not cruelty. "A woman in England can always .get better terms, a more generous In come, from a quiet separation than from a public divorce. That great em pire, king, prime minister, peers, mem bers of parliament, put a price upon her silence. She Is bribed by the state to protect the delinquencies of her husband, and these are the laws framed, passed and jealously guarded by man to whom woman Is to trust herself and her children. "Englishmen are beginning-to awake to the fact, however, that women are sentient human beings. Greatly as we shall benefit by the franchise, it is for the imperative welfare of man: and it is the duty of woman to force him to a position where injustice and ar rogance and oppression are impossi ble. This can only come through plac ing a woman upon equality with man and giving her an interest In public affairs, and a vote. Xo matter how much the domestic woman loves a home, if she were debarred from any authority in that home she would soon lose Interest In it. That is the rea son why women have not more con cern In politics. They are outside the arena of action, they are mere spec tators, not participants. "We may not all have the eloquence of Miss Shaw, nor the energy and sin ews of war of Mrs. Belmont, but we can stand shoulder to shoulder and march forward together and when the gaps rend our ranks, fresh recruits will come forward and close them up. For we must never again stop or turn aside in our onward march. But above all, let us, with hands across the sea, and clasped together in good fellow ship here in America, stand in unity." o AN IDEAL FLY TRAP. A physician living on the South' Side has invented a rather novel method of ridding his house of flies. An ordinary drinking glass half filled with soap suds is placed in a convenient window sill. A slice of bread with a small hole cut in the middle and spread on the under side with molasses, covers the glass. The flies light on the bread and crawl through the hole to get to the molasses. There they are soon over-' ' A Cl"OWAl come by the fumes from the soapy water and fall Into it. In a few hours the glass Is filled with them. The phy sician Is very enthusiastic over the in vention, for, he says, it Is much easier than chasing files all over the house and then klling onlv a few. "It is also safer," he addad. "than tho method I read of In a paper a few days ago telling of a grocer who used a pan of formaldehyde. 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