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THE COCONINO SUN
FRIDAY. OCTOBER 25, 1912
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Which is Better for Arizona
Prosperity or Experiment?
What Every Arizona Voter Should Know and Why.
Arizona has hundreds of thousands of acres of land that should be
tapped by railroads. n
Oro running from $10 to $40 a ton Is being thrown on the dump
because it costs too much to haul it to a railroad.
What Arizona needs most to dovelop her resources Is Railroads.
Under the laws of the State and the rules of tho Interstate Com
merce Commission, railroads cannot make lmproements or extension a
except with borrowed money. (See Laws of tho-Flrst Legislature of
the State of ArUona, Chap. 00, Sec. 48, and Rules of I. C. C.)
By reason of the absolutely unnecessary epense and unfali reduc
Mon of earnings, it will cost the railro.ids about one and a half million
"dollars a jcar, if the bills submitted to tho people to be oted on
November 5th become laws.
One and a Half Million Dollars will pay Interest, at 3, on Thirty
Million Dollars. These bills will exclude just that much capital from
tho state, which could it be Invested, would develop the countrj and
give employment to thousands of people
THE MEN WHO HAVE SUBMITTED THESE BILLS HAVE CON
FIDENCE THAT THE PEOPLE WILL GIVE THE RAILROADS A
SQUARE DEAL. THEREFORE, THE RAILROADS HAVE REFUSED
HERETOFORE TO TREAT WITH SELF-SEEKING POLITICIANS
AND HAVE APPEALED THEIR CASE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE
STATE OF ARIZONA.
PROSPERITY FIRST, EXPERIMENT SEC
OND, THEREFORE, DEFEAT THESE BILLS
"AN ACT REGULATING THE NUMBER OF
aEEN TO BE EMPLOYED ON TRAINS AND
(On Official Ballot, Nos. 304 and 305 House BUI No 44.)
This Is a useless expenditure of money and ngalnst public policy.
It requires an extra man on light engines, that Is, engines that are
not pulling cars. Of what earthly use is such a man? Where would
he sit? What would he do? Just draw pay. Do you think that Is
fair? Certainly you don't. The fewer men on an enijino the better.
There is less chance of their talking Instead of attending to business,
and causing a wreck.
"AN ACT REGULATING I1EADLIGI1TS ON
(On Official Ballot, Nos. 306 and 307 House Bill No. 42.)
It practically creates a monopoly. One company, the Pjle Co,
virtually controls all high candle power electric headlight patents.
What was the power behind the throne? Experiments hae shown
conclusively that electric headlights are dangerous on double track.
Inentlons are coming so thick and fast that this form of light may
Ik a back number in two or three ears. Why tie the railroads down
with a law and prevent them from taking advantage of new inven
tions? Even now, competent authorities disagree as to the best form
of headlight. i
"AN AGT REQUIRING ALL ENGINEERS
AND CONDUCTORS TO HAVE THREE YEARS'
EXPERIENCE BEFORE BEING ELIGIBLE TO
HOLD SUCH POSITION."
(On Official Ballot, Nos. 30S and 309 House Bill No. 50.)
It Is class legislation that forces every man who now holds a
position as an engineer or conductor, if he did not have three years'
experience as a fireman, or a brakeman, to give up his Job. Experi
ence won't make brains. Some men might be firemen, or brakemen,
for years and still be unfitted for promotion, and others, after one
year's experience would be perfectly competent to handle a train.
The law robs the sons of Arizona of their birthright and forces them
to give way, because of lack of opportunity, to the tramp engineer, or
conductor men who are able to produce letters showing they have
had three years' experience, letters that may be forged.
"AN ACT LIMITING THE NUMBER OF
CARS IN A TRAIN."
(On Official Ballot, Nos. 310 and 3tl House Bill No. 43.)
The development of tho State will be held back because the rail
roads will not be allowed to work up to their full capacity. What
inducement Is there to a railroad to improve its lines by eliminating
curves, reducing grades, putting In heavier rails and better equipment,
if It is not going to be allowed to reap the benefits. It is claimed
that it Is dangerous to handle long trains. Whore does the danger
He, with modern airbrake equipment? On the Southern Pacific, there
has not been a man even Injured in more than three jears as the
result of handling long trains. Mr. Cattleman and Mr. Farmer, it
means that jour products must wait, If the train has seventy cars,
when it reaches tho station where your cars are, even though the
engine might be capable of handling ten or fifteen cars more with
case. What you want Is service, and ou don't want that service
restricted by law, as long as it is safe.
"AN ACT PROVIDING THAT RAILROADS
SHALL NOT CHARGE MORE THAN THREE
CENTS A MTLE."
(On Official Ballot. Nos 312 and 313 Senate Bill No. 24.)
The population of Arizona is less than two to the square mile.
Passenger traffic is so light that this law will make a drain of about
$320,000 a car on the railroads. It will limit their borrowing power
by Just that much, will force them to curtail present high class service
and will inhibit expansion in the future. The Southern Pacific took
In, last vcar, from sources in the State of Arizona, $501,474.34, and
spent $3,S18,C33 51. Does that look as if it were charging the people
too much? The three-Cent fare law will force the restriction of excur
sion and homeseekers' rates, that are doing so much to bring people
into the State. In proportion to population, the rates in Arizona are
now lower than any State In the Union Texas has tried these re
strictive laws with the result that railroad construction has about
come to a standstill onlv 12 miles of road built in the first six months
of 1912, and no promise for the second six monthB. Remember
$320,000 00 will pay interest, at 5, on $6,400,000.00 that the railroads
will not be able to invest.
"AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A SEMI
(On Official Ballot, Nos 314 and 315 Senate Bill No. 19.)
It will put a burden on the State by increasing poverty, because
the temptation to speud money foolishly when one has it in his pocket
Is too great for the average man We are usually broke the day after
pay day. It would be twice as bad with two pay days. The work
Ingmen don't want It, as shown by the petition Bent in to the Corpora
tion Commission against the law by the railroad men. This law
would play into the hands of that clans of business that lives by induc
ing the working man to spend all ho has on pay day. It will increase
the cost of doing business for both the merchants and the railroads,
without benefiting either. Nor will it benefit tho working man.
FINALLY: The people of this State established a Corporation
Commission to take care of Just such questions as these. (See Chap.
90, Laws of the First Session of the Legislature of tho State of Ari
zona.) Here the railroads and the people might bo heard and equal
Justice done. Why not let this body attend to these matters? Why
enact laws that are not needed?
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MORE NEW GUFF
Professor Byron Cummings,
' who left Salt Lake a number of
weeks ago to make an exploration
of the cliff-dwelling district in
Northern Arizona, returned yester
day with interesting data concern
ing new discoveries he made while
away. The chief feature of his
success on the trip was the dis
" covery of a dwelling of seventy
five rooms, never before entered
by white men. Speaking of the
trip last night, Professor Com
"We found the big dwelling in
Segie canyon, which is south of
San Juan canyon. It was so filled
'with earth and debris which had
collected during the years that
have passed since it was inhabited
that we could;, enter it only with
the greatest difficulty. It was in
virgin state.and from the fact
none of the debris had been re-
'mdved or disturbed we could
eaisly tell that it had not been en-
dered by white men or by any
other race for many years.
"There wer seventy-five rooms
in the dwelling. We cleared as
many of them out as we could,
but in some of them the rock
roofs had fallen in and the stones
were so large that we could not
"in the rooms we found various
kind of pottery and other relics,
which we brought to add to our
Collection. Among the specimens
we found one pottery jar contain-
jng'over a bushel of shelled corn.
Some of our work this summer
was exceedingly hard, and we were
put to great inconvenience, but
the interesting things we saw and
discovered more than repaid us
for or efforts." Desert News.
Odd Facts About Mars
Mars is the fourth planet from
the sun, and the nearest to our
It is called the red planet, and
its color is thought to be due to
Its size and density are less
than ours, and a man weighing
200 pounds here would only weigh
seventy-five pounds there.
Mars has atmosphere, seasons,
land water, storms, clouds and
Mars has 2 moons, one of which
is only 3,700 miles away and re
volves around, it in seven and a
half hours like a shooting star.
The day on Mars is half an
hour longer than ours, and its year
contains 687 days.
Professor Lowell has counted
437 "canals" on Mars, and 186
"oases." The canals vary in
length from 250 miles to 3,000
A man on Mars would be able
to drive a golf ball fifty miles.
The strength of a man on Mars
would be eighty-three times
greater than on earth.
f The atmosphere on Mars con
sists principally of carbonic acid
The water supply of Mars is
very slender, and its utilization is
the greatest problem of life there.
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