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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, WEDNESDAY MORNING, 'AUGUST "19, '191? ; Lawn Mowers Grass Shears Hose Menders Sprinklers Cotton and Rubber Hose Tn fact cvprythin.u- needed on a lawn. See us. EZRA W. THAYER Everything in Hardware , 124-130 E. Washington Street. 127-133 E. Adams LETTUCE FOB THE BIG EAST Truck Gardeners Organize Association to Market Their Product by Iced Car Lots in Six Days from the Picking. Up-to-Date Business Methods Are the Business Getters SHOW THE PUBLIC that you are right on the job by having a Bright, Attractive Store and a Well-lighted Show Window Prilliant lights bring people through your doors A little money spent on your Store and Window Lighting will DOUBLE YOUR SALES Don't let your enterprising competitor get away with the cream of the trade. Go after it yourself See us about our low flat rate for Store and Win J dow Lighting Pacific Gas and Electric Company Letluce for the markets of Chicago, Kansas City and St. Louis within a week after it is plucked from the soil of the Salt River valley is the plan of the growers who met at the board of trade yesterday afternoon. An organization was effected. A plan of marketing was submitted and now, the truck gardening of this valley will be con ducted along the same scientific lines as the cantaloupe, cotton, watermelon and other industries. Six day refrigerator service between Phoenix and Chicago was assured by the Santa Fe, in the person of General Agent W. S. Goldsworthy. It will be rememnered tliat an experiment was tried last year, of sending Salt River valley lettuce to the markets of the middle east in ice cars. It will also be remembered that The Republican printed a truck jobber's report from New York City in which Salt River valley lettuce was featured at a high price, and with a comment on its ex cellence. George Alkire says that lettuce is the easiest thing in the world to raise here, and the seed produced is im mense. In a letter to the hoard of trade on seed production. Mr. Alkire outlines the possibilities of vegetable and flow er seeds in this valley. His experi ments will be watched with interest. 0 "BRIDGE THAT FAILED" IS LION'S FEATURE Amusements When the Lion theater engaged to show an Eclectic feature picture ev ery Wednesday and Thursday they made a ten strike. The wonderful pictures have exceeded their fondest expectations in drawing large crowds to the popular picture emporium. The bill today includes a splendid three reeler, "The bridge That Failed." a really wonderful picture from the same studios that produced the "Per ils of Pauline," a wonderfully popular pictrue also appearing at the Lion. LION THEATER "THE BRIDGE THAT FAILED," Spe cial three-reel feature. Seven reels to day, i Regale Theatre THE HOME OF UNIVERSAL PIC TURES Collest place In town et That Bust Now! MONEY TALKS The Money You Save on one of these Stein-Bloch or "L" System Suits during our Big Clearance Sale ought to tell you emphatically that now's the time to buy Extra Clothes. Rather than carry our Extra Summer Weights over we're making them specially attractive through these low prices. You'll find it the best kind of an investment, and you'll want to get in on the money savings early. Odds and Ends in $30, $25 and $20 Suits Now $15. 00 $12.50 Suits now $15.00 Suits now $20.00 Suits now $25.00 Suits now $30.00 Suits now $9.40 $11.25 I $15.00 $18.75 $22.50 ONE-HALF OFF ON STRAW HATS BI GREDUCTIONS ON LOW SHOES Arizona's Largest Outfitters for Men and Boys One-Third Off On Children's Wash Suits FORUM STATE WIDE PROHIBITION The very Important Issue of state wide prohibition has been raised. A campaign in favor of a constitutional amendment will be shortly instituted. This, like all other important ques tions has two sides, on each of which are found honest and intelligent per sons. The Republican has decided to pro vide for a reasonable discussion of this issue in its pages, allowing to each side at least a half column daily for signed articles, for which there will be no charge. No anonymous article will be published. It is only stipulated that the com munications for and against prohibi tion be Just and fair and that in no case shall there be any wild and ex travagant statement that will in any way reflect upon the reputation of Phoenix for good order. DRILL-CREW IS GOING UNDERGROUND ON VERDE Jones' and Outfit Now Installed in Camp Has Begun Boring on Horse shoe Dam Site Drilling for samples of bed rock has i begun on the site of the proposed Horse- shoe Bend Dam on the lower Verde ty. It should not be a long job, they say, and the last indefiniteness ought j to be cleared away within a week or 'two. The underground investigations lure made necessary by the fact that the site is surrounded by volcanic rock, or (semi-igneous strata. The porosity and j contour of the underground forma -i tions must be determined with ex treme accuracy before any construc tion begins, for if the topography is not right, the dam will not be useful in backing up the Verde's floods. It is suggested by The Republican River, according to Chief Engineer W. that either side, desiring to avail it self of this offer of space, name a committee through which all matter relating to the issue shall be trans mitted. In such case, all communica tions received at this office from other sources will be rejected. We believe that this arrangement is ne cessary to keep the discussion within reasonable lines. No paid advertisements from either side will be accepted. EMPRESS THEATRE Van (Singing and and Davis Dancing) Johnstone (The Man with the Mandolins) Roseka & Co., (Colored Quartette of .Musical Fun Makers) This bill is a knockout. The best bill ever at the Empress Theatre. See it. THEATRE DE L-UXE J A PLAZA TODAY THE EUROPEAN WAR ! ! ! Moving Pictures -the first . to reach America of the greatest conflict of his tory. . -' LAMARA A t Coming Coming ALICE JOYCE In NINA OF THE THEATRES ini7AITl fllF 1 Tm Hear th0 wnderfu' Wurlitzer One-Man AkIJINA I llhA I hK Orchestra. BEST PICTURES IN PHOENIX. i r j.-. rU:U.H h P. a pit. amission; lis vsnw, FORMERLY SAVOY RIVERSIDE PARK Never mind the heat. Come down and Swim. Dancing, too, and Movies. XXUAAAV"i EMPRESS VAUDEVILLE and ; ' PICTURES Try A Republican Want Ad, Over 1,400 People Saw the "Baby . Dolls" Last night and verdict was the 'Great' $1.00 show 20-30c for 10 In Preparation "A Scotch High Ball' 7 QUESTION OF REVENUE In every contest between the tax payers and the saloon forces the argu ment of the latter has been that the revenues from the saloons made taxes lighter, and that if it were not for the saloons the taxpayer would have to bear a greater burden. Although this argument is an exam ple of sublimated idiocy it has been more or less difficult to reduce to act- ;il figures exactly what it costs to maintain the saloons and their re sults anil weigh this amount against the revenues derived, and strike u'bal- nce. The common sense of the average in- ividual revolts at this saloon argu ment, but he is not prepared to figure exactly how the account stands. However, if the taxpayer will carefully note the following figures he may ar- ivc at enough of a conclusion to startle im. He need not consider the question from a moral standpoint at all. All he needs to do is to figure out how much costs him. In the first place it is necessary to Se the two dry counties in Arizona Graham and Apache, hoth dry under cal option, as a basis upon which to make a comparison. By reducing the assessed taxes in these counties to a per capita basis and then figuring the remainder of the state therefrom we find that Arizona could easily get along with $2,799,382.16, whereas the fact and the truth is the taxes assessed for ounty purposes in Arizona amount to $4,742,618.45. making a difference of 1,943,236.29. which would represent exactly in taxes for county purposes the cost of maintaining the liquor traf- ic. To this must be ndded a great many more items. For instance using me same two counties as a basis we find that we have sentenced to the peniten tiary, last year. 289 convicts, while if the state had been dry it should have sentenced but 45 convicts, making a dif ference of 244 convicts that can be charged directly to the liquor mil tic. These convicts cost to keep last year $225.36 each, or a total of $54,987.84, which should be charged directly to the iquor traffic. By using the same two counties as a basis we find the state last year had in the inssne asylum 579 inmates, while it the state had been dry it would have had but 334, making a difference of 245 insane, which can be charged directly to the liquor traffic. The cost to keep these insane Inst year was, net, $203.63 each, or a total of $49,889.84 for the year, which can be charged directly to j the liquor traffic. I Mding together the excess taes, ex- cess cost of criminals and excess cost of insane, we find that these three items aggregate $2,048,113.97, which can he charged to the fact that the state is wet. At the same time that we paid this excess of county taxes nnd this excess of two items in state taxes we received for the various counties revenues from the saloons amounting to $170,980.34. Thus we find that for every dollar we receive as revenue we paid in the items mentioned, $12.00 to get the one dollar of tainted money. As Benjamin Franklin would say "This is paying entirely too much for our whistle." This does not take into account at all the expense of the reform school, which can be charged up largely to the liquor traffic. Nor does it cover the loss of economic efficiency which amounts to 20 per cent of the total business done in the entire state. Neither does it em brace the original cost of the liquor consumed. ""''IWW We have 1009 saloons in Arizona and we pay out over the bars of these saloons $10,000,000.00 every year, which, of course, is infinitely worse than wast ed. This would make any economist sit up and take notice. But conceding, for the sake of the argument, that in paying two prices over the saloon counters for every drop of liquor con sumed the drinker is getting value re ceived, the more than $2.000,aoUM) which the state is paying in taxes just to get $170,000.00 in revenue Js cer tainly poor financing. Using the same two counties as a basis we find that the one item of l court costs shows that the state, if dry. should pay in court expenses $386, 397.09, whereas, as a matter of fact, the state pays $652,396.28. making an ex cess of $265,999.19, which is IV, times as much as we receive for the various counties from saloon revenue. And then as a matter of fact, the saloons do not pay the revenue at all. The most they do is to collect it from their patrons, and pay it over under protest in every instance. The people of the community where the saloon is located pay every penny of the revenue. If they had proper consideration for their own interests they would pay the necessary revenue to the tax collector instead of to the saloonkeeper, take the "jag cure" by voting dry, and save not only the $2,000,000.00 excess taxes which they pay because of the saloon, but save at the same time the $10,000, 000.00 paid out yearly over the saloon counter for the stuff that kills. G. F. RIXEHART. R. Elliott of the Water Users' associa tion, who organized the survey. Driller Jones and a crew of eight experts is encamped on the dam site, and the outfit is noiv gouging out the cores as though the job were a rush order. Ten days of surveying by a water users party has so well defined the damsite that there has been no trouble in getting the borers to work. The diamond drills are cutting swiftly into the hard volcanic rock which underlies the gap below that great sweeping bend. The engineers feel very highly en couraged at the progress of Jones' par- SANITARY EFFICIENT DURABLE Plumbing go to VOSSKUHLER PHONE 1848 When In a hurry for quick repair work. ALWAYS ON THE JOB AT 26 SOUTH THIRD STREET WHAT DO YOU EAT ? BEARS Tonic Digestant TONES THE STOMACH So vou can oat anything. You can Axe it to a babw Prico oO fonts. "Money back it' you want It." The Bear Drug Store Op. City Hall. P B 1 THE BRIDGE THAT FAILED Lion No. 1 "THE BRIDGE THAT FAILED," a thrilling story of unusu al interest showing the collapse of in immense bridge and the hurling of a pedestrian into the seething wa ters below. By chance the unfortu nate man's lover is near and stand ing for a moment tei ror-stricken, makes a spectacular dive into the rushing waters below to the side of her lover, who is fast becoming exhausted by his efforts to keep afloat; picture to get the rest. . Theatre! She swims well, see the No. 2 "THE HOUR OF RECKONING" is the sub-feature of the program and is from the studios of the New York Motion Picture Co. It us a film of unusual dramatic qualities, and one that you should see. Xo. 3 "MABEL'S BUSY DAY," a roaring Key stone comedy featuring Mabel Nonnand and Mac Sennett. A Thanhouser drama, "The Girl Across the Hall," completes this special seven-reel pro gram. Canning at Home Let nothing go to waste. Canning on the Farm. Millions of Dollars Wasted. Start a Small Canning Factory. We are Agents for the largest Factory in the world making Canning Boilers. PRICES RANGE FROM $15.00. Larger sizes in pro- . portion. Arizona Hardware Supply Co. Third Avenue and Jackson Street