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Oldest Paper in Arizona. Established March g, 1864
Published by
Member Associated Press.
Published Every Morning Except Monday ,
J. W. MILNES, Managing Editor
P. R. MILNES. Editor
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etoaa matter. Accordingly, subscriptions will be stopped at expiration. All reading
matter marked with one or more stars () signifies that the same Is advertising
matter, paid for or agreed t be paid for.
Representative Hull of Tennessee
is undoubtedly correct in his predic
tion that an income tax will be an
integral feature of the" American fis
cal system. England and many oth
er European countries have had such,
a tax for many years. In some of
these nations this is mode the elas
tic form of taxation, being lowered
or advanced to meet surpluses or
deficits. Such a handy tax as this
trill be is likely to be a fixture with
us in these days of million-dollar
sessions, when the tariff and the in
ternal imposts prove insufficient to
meet the regular outlay. In a coun
try which grows at the rate of 1,
600,000 population every year, the
cost of maintaining its government
must necessarily increase pretty
steadily, even if there be a sincere
desire for economy, and economy in
governmental expenditure is not a
popular fad among legislators in
these days.
"One of the important results of
an income tax will be the curbing
of unnecessary expenditures," says
one of the Democratic leaders.
"When a great part of the goven
nient's income is derived by a direct
tax upon the citizens of the nation
they will scrutinize more carefully
the appropriations made by Con
gress." . The chances are that this
is a mistake. The income tax .will
strike only a comparatively small
proportion of the people. The great
mass of the population will escape
it Though in theory one of the
most equitable of all imposts, -it is
necessarily a class tax., The ele
ment which will not have to pay
any of it will not be likely to ask
to have it diminished. A more probt
able effect of the tax will be that
it will help to create surpluses' in
the treasury, and as there has al
ways been a stronf prejudice in the
United States ayainst treasury sur
pluses, as' those persons will recall
who remember the flush days of
Republican ascendancy of twenty or
twenty-five years ago, extravagance
will be a more probable result from
them than economy.
However, we have adopted the
old European idea of direct taxes,
and neither party can rightly claim
the credit or the discredit for it.
The proposition was urged on Con
gress by Mr. Taft, and, by a Con
gress Republican in both branches
It was handed over to the states by
a virtually unanimous vote of each
chamber. It has rcecived the sanc
tion of Republican as well as Demo
cratic states, by one state, New
York, which will pay a much larger
proportion of it than any other, and
by the first state, Delaware, which
ratified the federal constitution, a
century and a quarter ago, as well
as by the two latest which were
admitted to the council of the com
monwealths, New Mexico and Ari
zona, which made their advent in
1912. It is backed by the voice of
thirty-eight states, and probably will
be accepted by some of the other
ten, although it already has two
more than the necessary three
fourths. The entire nation is be
hind it. Although Mr. Taft and
doubtless most of the Republicans
in Congress who voted to submit
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the question to the people, suppos
ed that an income tax would not
be enacted, except in some ., crisis
which would make a serious drain
upon the country's resources, as a
foreign or civil war, in which ex
igency it would be a decidedly wel
come asset for the government, we
are likely to be 'saildled with it now
for all time.
Secretary Hitchcock makes a
most creditable showing of the re
sults of his administration of the
Post Office Department. The wiping
out of a deficit and the substitution
of a surplus are- always gratifying
exhibits of progress. And it is par
ticularly gratifying 'to' 'note how the
Postal Savings Bank has been grow
ing in popular favor. For the fiscal
year last reported it made a grati
fying growth; which -almost remun-
crated the government for the cost
of maintaining the machinery need-J
ed to operate it. The secretary is
confident that the past and present
rate of growth will not only be
maintained hut increased to a point
where the resulting revenue will
make this branch of the depart
ment's work self-sustaining.
' It is hardly consonant with this
bright review and prosperous to find
in the secretary's report, a renewal
of his former recommendation to
double the postage on second-class
mail. To what other influence so
much as' to that of newspapers can
the secretary attribute the continu
ing growth of patronage, by the
people, of the Savings Banks? Can
he believe that, without the wide
spread publicity which newspapers
have given this new enterprise, with
out their reports of its extension,
without their full explanations of its
system of work -and the nature of j
its security, and without their edi-
torial urging of such as have long
been depositors in chimney corners
and holes in the ground,- to trust
the government and get paid for do
ing ' so, the growth in the volume
of deposits could have been as great
and as steady as. it has been? What
other or better system of advertis
ing its banks has the departtiient
found than the one which has cost
it nothing?
Doubling the postage on newspa
pers would, beyond a doubt, reduce
their number and restrict the circu
lation of such as could stand the
increase. Such a reduction would
be a reduction in the advertising
space the Post .Office Department
now fills without paying for a line
of space. The effect of such a re
duction would be to delay the insti
tution of 1 cent postage-jon first-class
mail and to retard development of
the parcel post, which Mr. Hitch
cock insists should be enlarged on
the lines of reducing the postage
and increasing the weight of the
packages. These are worthy ends,
but he would now have no parcel
post worth speaking of but for the
co-operation of the newspapers he
is proposing to mulct. Without
such continuing co-operation there
is a large probability that the
worthy aims the retiring postmaster
general has in view can not be serv
ed without putting the entire de-
Ipartrrient, in all of its branches, back
on the plane where it was before
the great development of newspapers
through the second-class "mail privi
lege, when making expenses was
not even lreamed of, and when the
annual deficit ran into millions.
The newspapers have been report
ing the annual celebration of St.
Bridgid's day by the Irish Language
Societies, a leading festival of Feb
ruary's calendar, and few ' people re
alize the remarkable revival - which
these occasions manifest..-
Not many years ago, the Gaelic
(original Irish) tongue was a mere
fugitive dialect of tl;c outskirts of
Ireland. Not merely did the Eng
lish authorities endeavor to suppress
it, but Irish parents would hang a
block of wood about the children's
neck and cut a notch in it for every
Gaelic word spoken. The school
master would deal with the offend
ers at his leisure.
The attempted revival of a tongue
as difficult, as., Greek impresses many
hard headed people as chimerical.
Nevertheless 3000 Irish schools are
teaching Gaelic, 400,000 Irishmen
are studying it, Gaelic signs appear
on village shops, the newspapers
print it, clerlft and laborers sit up
nights to dig at it, and Irish langu
age societies are springing up all
over the United States,
The Irish race has been describ
ed as possessing "brightness, wit,
fluency, readiness, the artistic tem
perament, the warm heart, and soc
ial charm." No race can realize the
full possibilities of such a heritage
until the dreams of its past great
ness full its heart. It must pre
serve its own customs, play its own
sports, listen to the spell of its own
oratory, and sing its own songs.
Irish literature is not comparable
to that of any other people. It is
notable for the fervor and ;mag;na.
tion of its description, for simple
yet bold and powerful imagery, and
for strong rhythmic sense. And un
til this fine revival began it -was
simply gathering dust in obscure
corners 'of the libraries. Here is a
fine expression, of the principle that
"man does not live by bread alone,"
and a very considerable industrial
revival has taken place in Ireland
as the result of this new national
The "Get-Together" dinner of the
Chamber of Commerce at the Hotel
St. Michael, last Thursday evening
was the real thing the genuine ar
ticle, for every man of the hundred
present went imbued with the idea
of getting and giving receiving
suggestions from others as to what
could be done for the welfare oflcouraged, and its efforts not dis-
the town ot winch he is an integral
part and contributing his individual
ideas as to -the best way- to- put
Prescott "on the map." - With such
a spirit prevailing it is no wonder
that fresh courage was instilled in
the faint-hearted and that the opti
mists were fortified to continue the
work so well begun.
The Chamber of Commerce is not
a passing whim. Its aims and pur
poses arc not chimerical or impos
sible of fulfillment. It is an estab
lished institution and one that is
working out the destiny of the town
and the financial salvation of the
people in it. It is composed of
men who at the sacrifice of time
and money are devoting their ener
gies along practical lines that will
result in the general good. These
men are bearing the burdens that
others may reap the benefits when
the harvest comes, as it certainly
will. They are doing the pioneer
work of making the advantages of
the town and the resources of the
county known to the "world and his
brother" as Malcolm Fraser is so
fond of saying.
It is a good thing once in a while
to "get together" and "talk things
over." This fact was forcibly ex
emplified Thursday night. That
gathering, if for no other reason,
was a success because it impressed
upon the minds of some of those
present who have not been sharing
their part of the burden that the
Chamber of Commerce is an organi
zation of results. Not 'that it be
lieves its work is finished by any
means, but by what has already been
accomplished the laggards could see
and realize what the future will
bring in the way of results.
The people of Prescott are wide
awake enough, Just as much so as
the people of any town and a lot
more than most,of them. They are
patriotic enough and loyal enough,
too, but sometimes they get down
to digging- so hard that they forget
that hard work over their own con
cerns, is not all that is necessary to
make a city. It is necessary to get
out, rub elbows, shake hands and
exchange ideas and then get into the
traces and pull with all the others,
steadily and hard for the city as a
Prescottonians mean to do. this,
but they forget and ought to haye it
brought to their attention once in
a while. Now that they have been
reminded by the "Get-Together'-'
dinner they will doubtless give a
whoop and start the "For-Prescott-first-and-always"
Prescottonians always rise to the
occasion nobly but they have to be
aroused just like any other people.
For the Chautauqua they came for
ward nobly. They have done so in
other instances and, will do so again
vrhes-the necessity arises.
There is lots of work to be done
and it will require enthusiasm of the
I-am-willing-to-work brand to get
results. Much depends on the ex
ecutive ability and originality of. the
secretary of the Chamber (and Pres
cott has one possessing both quali
fications in a marked degree) but he
cannot bring his plans to fruition
without the co-operation of the
The greatest asset' Prescott has
at the present time is its unexcelled
climate and as ' President Drake
pointed out in his most timely re
marks the climate if properly ex
ploited, can make this town a popu
lous city within a very few years.
Prescott needs people and the way
to get them is to make our climatic
advantages known by trumpeting
them through the land by advertis
ing. When the people cqme we must
be prepared for them with accommo
dations in the way of cottages and
apartment houses. We must be able
to show them that it is an inviting
field and that our mines and our
lands by tickling them with the hoe
of investment will yield a golden
harvest. io that end. encourage
ment should be given the irrigation
project being financed by eastern
capital and other enterprises of pith
and moment which arc about to be
started here. Capital should be en-
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countenanced or Handicapped, ine
summer colony scheme is a good
one and should be pushed along.
The experimental dry farm will in
time bring settlers to the thousands
of acres of vacant lands of the coun
ty and make the desert productive
and yield abundantly the fruits of
husbandry. The encouragement be
ing given to good roads is bound
to be a profitable investment but
there must be no cessation in the
work that has been begun. The
holding of a county fair while it may
not directly be a population-bringer,
will be money well spent as it will
through competition encourage the
tilling of the soil to get the most'
there is out of it and will prove good
advertising when our products are
shown with those of other counties
at the State fair.
These arc some of the things the
Chamber of Commerce is doing and
purposes in its future existence to
do. It is a program of hard work
but when its members "get togeth
er" as on the occasion noted, the
way does not seem so rotight and
the prospects of ultimate success ap
pear brighter.
As said in the beginning, the
boosters dinner was a success and
we may add that as a source of in
spiration and incentive to promo
tion work they cannot come too of-j
ten. 1
The observation of Lent is not
taken very seriously today by any
great number of people. This 'is not
an age of self-denial. The, entire
philosophy of mortifying the flesh
is looked upon as monkish and
With modern men, business gives
no time for meditation. If they did
sit down to think about their sins,
theifc minds would soon wander off
into the price of goods' or the posit
ion of the stock market.
The thoughtful observance of
Lent seems to be largely confined
to the women, though those that
need it most are the least apt to
slacken the pace and try- to find
toward what quarter of the spiritual
horizon they are drifting.
The old time Lent was no doubt
too introspective. It is much less
valuable to sit down and think about
your sins than to get out and try
to bring a little sunshine into other
people's lives.
The fact that .comparatively few
people give much attention to the
Lenten custom is' oner of many signs
of the over-spe'eding of the age.
Life was meant tp haye. its room for
thought as well as for action. Deny
ing yourself this or that article of
food or drink may or may not be
useful according to your bringing
up and temperament.
The quiet hour when a man drops
the dust and scramble of the race
to open his heart to the voice of the
spirit, is never without cleansing
and sanative effect. How different
the world looks in 'the calm of the
silent hour, where life's competitions
seem distant, than it does when you
get out with your ledgers and your
sales accounts and your machinery
and fill the mind with the lust of
getting and having. As the poet said,
"The world is too' much with us,
late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay
waste our powers."
(From Tuesday's . Bally)
Reports are in circulation that
within the next three months the
Ohio Mines Company will re-enter
the Chaparral district to extensively
operate the Little Jessie group,
which they own. Under, the organi
zation effected the plan outlined is
to establish a permanent camp, and
deep development will be carried out
as well will certain sections near the
surface be worked which are known
to carry high grade ores .The com
pany is also said to -Tie. 'free of liti
gation, as well have certain financial
encumbrances been' liquidated. Sev
eral capitalists of the 'east' are said
to be behind the Jiew, movement.
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(From Sunday's Daily.)
Major Doran, reported severely in
jured by being hit by an automobile' in
Los Angeles,', a few day ago; 'has fully
recovered and accordingto advices re
ceived yesterday, waa "knocked out"
for Jess than the period 6'f en seconds
in his first encounter .with a wagon!
He states that the only discomfort was
a severe headache, and has passed the
incident over as of little coneern to his
ironelad Hassavampa anatomy.
In an interview in the Times, this
well known Arizonan side-steps the
contact with the auto, and rehearses
many thrilling deeds of the early day on
the border, brushing aside his encount
er with the modern vehicle as of sec
ondary consideration when the past is
reviewed in the many close calls he
endured away back in the' sixties with
the Apache, the bandit and the poor
bacon that formed a trinity of discom
forts that would melt away tho fine
pbysiquo of those of this generation,
but which tho tough hide of the Hassay-
mper is capable of enduring, along with
a jolt from the auto to make the meas
uro good.
Major Doran will return to Prescott
this week as fresh as a daisy and with
his mental facuties intact.
Mining location notices for sale at
the Journal-Miner office.
Scott South Polar
Expedition Perishes
(Continued from Page One)
of Douglas Freshfield, Vice Presi
dent Others who died arc E. A. Wil
son, Lieutenant H. R. Bowers, Cap
tain L. E. G. Gates and Petty Offi
cer E. E. Evans. On making the
announcement Freshfield said:
"Scott's party found Captain Am
undson's tents and records at the
South Pole. On the return trip
about March 29th, eleven miles from
One Ton depot, a blizzard over
whelmed them. They had suffered
much hunger and exposure and the
death of Scott, Bowers and Wilson
was virtually due to that cause.
They died soon after the blizzard
swept down upon them. Gates died
from exposure a few days later. The
death of Evans resulted from a fall.
The other members of the expedit
ion are reported in good health.
A searching -party later found the
bodies and records of those who.
perished later.
(From Tuesday's Dally
Letters received recently from the
Porcupine district of Canada state
that Henry Ward, formerly a well
known miner of this county, and.
who worked in the United Verde
about seven years ago, had made the
discovery of a fabulously rich gold
mine, but was confronted with the
vexatious problem of holding his in
terest, the question of ris title, reach
ing a judicial hearing. He was as
sociated with a man named Thomp
son, of English citizenship, the lat
ter locating 250 feet and Ward 180
feet of the croppings. Three Can
adians had also located prior -to the
above two, and have instituted pro
ceedings against Ward, alleging that
the latter had jumped their ground,
but that Thomnson. and Ward, are
entitled to' the 25Q feet. The discov--ery
was made on the Ward ground,"
and runs to over $10,000 per ton in
free gold, the streak being sCLyen in
ches wide". -Ward was naturalized in
Southern Arizona about ten years
ago, and was a desciple of spiritual
guidance in his prospecting adven
tures. He came to Arizona front
Rossland, B. C
(From Sunday's Daily.)
The damage suit of the Pnntenney
Lime Company vs. C, A and Santa Fo
Railway Company, was ordered dismiss
ed in the Superior Court yesterday
morning on the motion of plaintiff, the
plaintiff, to pay al Icosts. A earload of
lime was involved, aggregating in value
about $250.
The land title case of IHtzhuga Lee
vs. Sam B. Pemberton, was on trial dur
ing the greater part of the afternoon,
and was not foneluded when court ad
journed for the day. About 'twenty
acres of land are involved in tho own
ership claimed by both litigants, situ
ated in Mint valley.
All trial jurors were discharged, the
criminal calendar having been cleared.
DENVER, Feb. 10. A resolution
calling on the federal government for
immediate armed . -intervention in
Mexico was introduced in the legis
lature today.
NEW YORK, Feb. 10. Silver
61. Mexican dollars 49.
-Estate of Andrew M. T. Akard,
deceased. Notice is hereby given
by the undersigned administrator of
the Estate of Andrew M. T. Akard,
deceased, to the creditors of and
all persons having claims against
the said deceased, to exhibit them,
with the necessary vouchers, within
four months after the first publica
tion of this notice to the said Ad
ministrator at its office, Masonic
Building, Prescott, Arizona, the
same being the place for the trans
action of the business of said es
tate, in said County of Yavapai.
Administrator of the estate of An
drew M. T. Akard, deceased.
Dated Prescott, Arizona this 10th
day of February 1913.
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