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KINGMAN, ARIZONA, MARCH 13, 1897-
NO. 20. VOL. XV. Truer T.Tie qcjalls jarcastie feOieu). The last day of Grover Cleveland. Had the American people on other cause for universal joy this alone would suffice. He went into power with much opposi tion ; he goes out with none. The Na tion shares the relief with which he pro fesses to anticipate liberation from the cares and burdens of state It he has a hearty, cordial, sincere friend, advocate or champion in either house of congress such a one iurks privily in ambush and makes no announcement. Entrusted with plenary powers by the people in 1893 the failure of the Admin istration in every department stands con fessed. His policy at home has been destructive, and abroad humiliating and ignomiciou3. The degraded ' coalition by which he was elected made no prom ises that he has not violated and gave no pledges that he has not betrayed. His tariff reform has afforded neither revenue for the treasury, protection for capital, nor wages for labor. His finan cial measures have restored neither con fidence nor prosperity. Upon the pre text of replenishing the gold reserve the national debt has been increased and bonds sold to favorite syndicates to meet deficiencies in the ordinary expenses ot the government. His diplomacy has been apologetic and vacillating to the verge of dishonor, saved only from in famy by the grotesque and diverting im becility. The Hawaiian episode would be incredible in the prospectus of a comic opera. There has been no day in the past four years that has not witnessed some new triumph in Olevelandism some bank closed, some railroad in the hands of re ceivers, some merchant broken, some furnace extinguished, some maimed and disabled veteran stigmatized and branded with dishonor, driven to the asylum or grave. Boasting of his robust and incorrupt ible integrity, he retires with a vaet for tune accumulated during the most dis astrous period of his country's history, in which millions have been reduced from affuence to want and from poverty to beggary. History will record its incredulity that such an impostor could so long escape detection. He is the central figure of the one ephoc to which no lover of his country will ever revert without a blush in indignant shame at the destruction of its resources and the degradation of its dignity and honor period that has no parallel except in the time of Walpole, described by Macaulay as "the era of dwarffish talents and gigantic vices ; the paradise of cold hearts and narrow minds; the golden age of the coward, the bigot and the slave." He bequeaths to his successor falling revenues, disordered finances, prostrated industries and social discontent which has already obliterated political frontiers and will compel the readjustment of parties to meet the con ditions of revolution upon which we have entered. With a belligerent and mutinous sen ate, becoming constantly more jealous of its prerogatives, the new chief magistrate will be compelled to tread the paths of his feet with circumspection. He must take heed how he stand lest he fall. The people are fatigued with adversity. They are tired of hard times. They anticipate some miraculous and supernatural return of prosperity. Popular fancy depicts McKinley standing like Moses at Horeb, to whom Hamilton was likened by Web ster in his magnificent apostrophe: "He smote the rock of the national resources and abundant streams of revenue gushed forth ; he touched the dead corpse of pub lic credit and it sprung upon his feet." But the menacing manifesty of the sil ver republicans dispels the hone of a safe administration majority in that body and makes the fate of the tariff bill, which has been already prepared, extremely precarious. Meanwhile, with the ware houses rapidly filling with imports of all commodities whose prices would be in creased revenues from customs duties is not very encouraging. It is perhaps too much to expect that the President will abandon the system with which his name and fame are so indiesolubly asso ciated, and to the promotion of which he stands pledged, but to the disinterested observer it looks as though an additional tax on beer, whiskey, tobacco and some of the other necessaries of life would be the saiest and easiest expedient for meet ing the emergency. Incidentally, the attitude of the senate emphasizes the demand that the Consti tution should be so amended as to pro vide for the election of Senators by the vote of the people. The Fathers of the Republic distrusted the capacity of the lip.onlft for selferovernment. They en deavored to deprive them of direct power in selection of the President and Senate. But the great scandals and reproaches j of our Dolitics have not come from the immediate suffrages of the constituencies, but rather from the culpable intrigues of unscrupulous leaders and the venality of corrupt legislators. Experience proves that the wildest excesses of popular lib erty are preferable to the dangers of its denial, however placid and splendid and gilded the substitute may be. Exami ner, March 4. acjualitij for orrreri. Editor Miner: Does not the power of franchise always beget oppression to the disfranchised? Does not the practical working of Civil Service Rules prove that women haye no hope of justice in man's representation? Let them represent her interests with half the eager avidity which marks their devotion to their own, and she will not ask to represent herself. But no matter what her individual distaste to practical life and public responsibility nothing is more apparent to the wide visioned, thoughtful woman , than that in a repub lic the only possibility of obtaining per sonal justice lies in political equality There can be no greater injustice to wo men than the workings of the Civil Service rule, and there iB but one re dress, that of making her chances of employment under the government equal to that of men. Then if they fail, the failure will be their own ; if they succeed, their reward will be equal to that of men. The Civil Service Rules seemed to of fer women workers of the government this redress. If education and fitness were to be made the standard alike for women and men, then the reign of fa voritism and might must end. Lt sound ed well. Educated women, yearning for justice, took heart, and the number who pass the competitive Intellectual exami nation is remarkable, but in the face of these professions of equality for men and women in the public seryice, the aston ishing fact is that while women pass the higheft examination with honor, it is men, with few exceptions, who are ap pointed to the highest places. It is a mockery to cry jusiice and equality when selfishness and might prevail. "You are foola to expect twelve hundred dol lar clerkships because you passed the highest examination," said an appoint ing official to two ladies of a far western state. The man who passes his exami nation can not receive less than a twelve hundred dollar clerkship. The woman who passes triumphantly the severest test, seldom receives more than a nine hundred dollar position. So many wo men proved by actual mental examina tion that they were fully competent to fill the civil offices that officials became alarmed. "They will push men out of the clerkships," they exclaimed. Then they fell back as men in power always do, to carry their own ends by unjust leg islation. They based their decision on an act of congress, which fixed the sal aries of all women employed by the gov ernment at nine hundred dollars, and no man, no matter how low the labor he performB, be it only as a messenger to run through the halls, is to receive less than twelve hundred per annum. "Four hundred dollars is enough for any wo. man to receive for her work," exclaimed an accidental potentate, and this one re mark proyed the man who made it too narrow-minded and unjust, too pervaded with the selfishness of Bex, to be fit to hold the appointing power over hundreds of women in culture and intellect more than his peers. These facts I have gleaned from ten years in Washington. Now I will point to the workings of this unjust system throughout the entire country in all departments of industry where women seek and obtain employ ment. In almost every instance they are paid less than men, although often performing more and better work than men in the same departments. Why is it that women tubmits to this cruel in justice? Because the necessity uf self support and often the hunger of her helpless children, compels her to accept whatever is offered, be the sum ever so inadequate. Women are ridiculed for hiding their identity under a masculine nom de plume when writing for the press; they returt iu mia uukuu60 Du. .. . . c t,K A .. partial opinion irum tno yuu.u;, a iiist reward for mental work. Una needs 4 no comment. I do not desire oi advo cate equal franchise, but I warn you, gentlemen, (who repel with jest and sneer the woman-suffragists' demand to legislate for herself) if you would avert this catastrophe of equal franchise, show yourselves capable of just legislation and thereby teach the business men of this country to treat with equal justice their woman employes. I do not ask for equal suffrage, but I do plead for an equal chance with men to earn the means of supporting life and providing for the helpless ones depend ent upon me, and thousands of women are making the same appeal in vain. One woman who received but tsventy fiye dollars per month, where I reside, was compelled by sickness to relinquish her position. A man was employed to perform the same work and he demand ed and received forty dollars per month. We could go on with an endless list of cases where thi- unjust discrimination between man's and woman's work is made, not because her work is not done as well, for in thousands of instances it is not only as weli done as the same work by men, but much better, because woman is more careful, patient and anxious to give satisfaction to her em ployers. It is "passing strange," but nevertheless true, that men who are the most indulgent and liberal to their own w:ves, mothers, daughters and sisters are the hardest and most unjust in their dealings with their women-employees. What care they for the weary toilers whose joyless lives, struggling for bare subsistance, are sacrificed to their service? Deal more generously with women who toil ;giye us an equal chance to live, an equal and just reward for our labor, and the woman-suffragist will cease from troubling your masculine meditations. Mrs. Fannie Ewing Scott. Cloverdale, Oil., Feb 27, '97. A single type dropped from one of the forms of a Pittsburg paper, a few days ago, and it cost the paper just 405$. A dry goods firm there advertised a special eale of ladies' wrappers at ninety-eight cents. It was the figure 9 that dropped out while the forms were being handled. A tremendous crowd of ladies were at the store early the next morning, some coming shortly after daybreak, to get those wonderfully cheap eight-cent wrap pers. The firm realized that a serious error was made, but it kept faith with its patrons. Every wrapper in the house was sold at a big loss, and a bill for 405$ was then sent to the newspapers. It paid it without protest. LEVI -STRAUSS & CO. FACTORY-SAN FRANCISCO -CAL. COPPER R OVERALLS AND SPRING BOTTOM PANTS. EVERY GARMENT GUARANTEED. EMPLOY OVER 35 O GIRLS. NOTICE OF FORFEITURE. To Eugene Riordan, His Heirs, Assigns or Legal Representa tives : "Von are hereby notified that the under signed, who is a co-owner with you in the Wanderer mining claim, has expended the snm of one hundred dollars in labor and improvements upon said claim for cne year 896, in compliance with the United States mining laws, requiring annual expendi tures to be made on mining claims. The said Wanderer mining claim is situated in Cbemehuevis Mining District, Mohave County, Arizona Territory, and is duly reoorded in the mining records of said county. Your proportion of ssu'd nnaal expenditure is fifty (50) dollars, and you are further notified that if, at tne exoira tio t of ninety days from the last publica tion of this notice, you fail or refuse to pay me jour proportion of said expendi ture, to ether with the cost of publication of this notice, y ur interest in the said Wanderer mining claim will be forfeited M.nd become the nronerty of the under signed. HUGH ALLISON. Yuooa, Arizona, Feb. i7th, I8g7. First insertion Feb. 20, '97. NOTICE OF FORFEITURE. To Andrew Franzon. Adam Stroll and Franli A. Mulilbcyer, their heirs, administrators or assigns Yon. and oaoh cf yon are hereby not ified that the undersigned, co-owners if the mining olaim hereinafter described have expended three hundred dollars, to wit: One hundred dollars in each of the years 1894, 895, and 896, in labor and money by way of improvements upon said mining claims, in order to hold said mm ins claim under the provisions and re auirements of section 2324 of the Kevised Statutes of the United States, being the amount required to be expended upon said mining property in each of said years, in order to hold the same. Said mining prop erty consists of the East Seven Hundred and Fiftv feet of that certain mining olaim nown as the Hulda mining olaim and the east Seven Hundred and Fifty feet of that certain mining olaim known as the Mayflower claim. All said mining property being situate and located in In dian Secret Mining District, CouHty of Mohave, Territory of Arizona. And you are lurther notified that if, within ninety davs after the service of this notice, if per sonally served, or withm ninety days after the service of this Dolice by publication, you fail, refuse or neglect to contribute your, and each of your proportion of said expenditures, your entire interest in said claim will be forfeited and become the un dersigned oo-owners under and by virtue of said seotion 2324. HENRY ANDERSON, HANS BLOCK, HARRY CLAUSEN, ANNA BECKER. First insertion January 2d, 1897. NOTICE OF FORFEITURE. To J. M. Roland, his heirs, as signs or legal representatives: You are hereby notified that the un dersigned, who are co-owners in the Man mining lode olaim, is situated in the Walla- Dai Mining District, of Mohave county, Arizona, have expended 500$ Hnn dred Dollars) in labor and improvements upon said oliim in order to hold said premises under the provisions of Seotion 232-t, Kevised Statutes of the United States, being the amount required to held the same for the years ending December 31st, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894 and 1895. And if within ninety days after this notice by publication you will fail or refuse to con tribute your proportion of such expendi ture as a oo-ewner. your interest in said claim will become the property of the sub soribers under said seotion 2324. J. R. RUSSELL, CHARLES ZIEMER Mohave County, Arizona, Deo. 5, 1896. First insertion Deo. 5, 1896. IVETED MARK. Professiona. E. M. 3ANFORD, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Prescott. Arizona, RICHARD J. HARTMAN, Attorney at .Law. 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