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SK.'lw'V ' & .PAGE EIGHT THE COCONINO SUN FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, J912, t - Ailvertisement K flB " m f a ! "I' fx V s? S fl 1 I' ' i J Ft i ft l-tft . w ? 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. 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 develop her resources is Railroads. Under the laws of the State and the rules of the Interstate Com merce Commission, railroads cannot make Improvements or extensions except with borrowed money. (See Laws of the First Legislature of the State of Arizona, Chap. 90. Sec. iS, and Rules cf I. C. C.) By reason of the nbsolntely unnecessary expense and unfair reduc tlon of earnings, It will cost the railroads about one and a half million dollars a year. If the bills submitted to tbe people to be oted on November 5th become laws. One and a Half Million Dollars will pay Interest, at 5, on Thirty Million Dollars. Theso bills will exclude just that much capital from the stnte, which could it be invested, would develop the country 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 NOVEMBER 5TH. "AN ACT REGULATING THE NUMBER OF ALEN TO BE EMPLOYED ON TRAINS AND ENGINES." (On Official fiallot, Nos. 304 and 303 House Bill No. 44.) This is a useless expenditure of money and against public policy. It requires an extra man on light engines', that Is. engines that arc not pulling cars. Of what earthly use is such a man? Where would he sit? What would he do? Just draw pa. Do you think that Is fair? Certainly you don't. The fewer men on an enqlne the better. There is less chance of their talking Instead of attending to business, and causing a wreck. "AN ACT REGULATING HEADLIGHTS ON ALL LOCOMOTIVES." : (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 have shown conclusively that electric headlights are dangerous on double track. Inventions are coming so thick and fast that this form of light may l a back number In two or three years. 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 ACT REQUIRING ALL ENGINEERS AND CONDUCTORS TO nAVE THREE YEARS' EXPERIENCE BEFORE BEING ELIGIBLE TO HOLD SUCH POSITION." (On Official Ballot. Nos. 308 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 brakernan, to give up his Job. Experi ence won't make brains. Seme men inisht be firemen, or brakemen, for years and still be unfitted for promotion, and others, after one jcar'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 oppo tunlty, to tl'e trarpp engineer, or conductor men who are able to produce letters s:h w,.ig 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 311 House Bill No. 43'.) The development of the 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. Where does the dajiger lie, with modern airbrake equipment? On the Southern Pacific, there has not been a man even injured in more than three years as the result of handling long trains. Mn Cattleman and Mr. Farmer, It means that your products must wait. If the train has seventy cars, when It reaches the station where your cars are, even though tho engine might be capable of handling ten or fifteen cars more with case. What you want Is service, and you 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 MILE." (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 year 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 j ear, from sources in the State of Arizona, $501,474.44, and spent $3,818,033.51. Docs that look as if It were charging the people too much? The three-cent fnre 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 only 12 miles of road built in the first six months of 1912, and no promise for the second six montbB. 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 MONTHLY PAY DAY." FOR A SEMI- . (On Official Ballot, N03. 314 and 315 Senate BUI No. 19.) It will put a burden on the State by Increasing poverty, beqause the temptation to spei'd money foolishly when one has It In hist pocket Is too great for the averPGe man. We are usually broke the day after pay day. It would be twice as bad with two pay days. The work lngmcn don't want it, as shown by the petition sent in to the Corpora tion Commission against the law by the railroad men. This law would play into the hands of that class 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 the 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 tbe First Session of tho Legislature of the State of Ari zona.) Here the railroads and the people might be heard and equal jubtice done. Why not let this body attend to these matters? Why enact laws that are not needed? THE PANICS OF AND 1 DEMOCRATIC PARTY RESPON- 6IBLE FOR THE DISTRESS WHICH MARKED ITS AD- MINI8TRATION. FACT IS CLEARLY SHOWN The Financial Disturbance of Five Years Ago Not Due to Adverse Republican Legislation Nor to Any Cause for Which the Republican Party Mutt Answer. With an audacity which can only be explained by the desperate situation which makes a resort to even the most Improbable of theories a polit ical necessity, the Democratic cam yalgn text book charges the Repub lican party with responsibility for the panic of 1893 and the hard times that ensued. "The Republicans have been trying to make tho country believe," ays the text book, "that the panic of 1S93 was brought about by the Demo cratic bill which was passed In 1894." And then tbe text book writer pro ceeds to make merry over the absurd ity ot charging an effect in one year to a cause that did not transpire until the year after. Well, here are the facts: The last year ot the Harrison administration, 1892, was the moat prosperous the country had enjoyed up to that time. Labor was fully employed, capital was actively seeking investment, and the farmeu were getting a good price for! si big crop. So far as industrial and commercial conditions were concern ed, there was not a cloud In the sky. Republican speakers and newspapers tried to persuade the people that they should let well enough alone and that Democratic success might bring dls cter. Vvl tiiey would. not. listen. The prices of some things were pretty high. The Democrats declared it was because of the high tariff and prom ised that If put Into power they would revise the tariff "In the Interest of the plain people" There was little ex pectation throughout the country that Harrison would be defeated, and busi ness boomed right up to election day. But Harrison w'as defeated. HoW the Panic Came. And then what happened? Why, In stantly, men who had monev which they were about to Invest locked it up in the vaults and said "We will Just wait a while to see what happens." Manufacturers engaged in producing protected articles, rrallztng that as soon as the Democratic congress could get at It their protection would be reduced. Immediately began to cut their output to current demands. Who could blame them for refusing to go ahead and pile their warehouses full of goods which might have to be sold In competition with similar products made In countries where the factor wago scale was one-half or one-fourth of the factory wage scale which they had been paving? Jobbers and whole salers cut their orders to the manu facturers in the same way and for the same reason. Retailers all over the country bought their supplies from day to day, fearing to be caught with high-priced goods when the low-priced flood came. And so it happened that although the Wilson bill was not actually pass ed until late In 1894 the panic began the day after the election of 1892. II was not what the Democratic presl dent and congress had done, bul what everybody knew they Intended to do that wrought the havoc Indeed, If the Wilson bill could have beer, passed the day Cloveland was lnaugu rated the damage to the country woul have been far less than that which actually occurred. The Danger of Uncertainty. This country Is big enough and rich enough and resourceful enough to ad Just Itself to nearly any tariff law, no matter how bad it may be, if it only knows what it Is. But during all the long months of debate over the bill tho business ot the country was, as it were, hung up In the air If maii "had known that the duty on articles In which they were Interested was to be reduced ten per cent they corll have figured accordingly. If the) had known the duty was to be reduced 50 per cent or 100 per cent they would have had seme tasis inon which to adjust themselves. But they did not know what the reduction would be, so they had absolutely no basis upon which to do their figuring. They sim ply had to wait and wait and wait, kee Ing Just as close to shore as they possibly could until the leng arony was over. That Is the analysis of the panic from 1SP3 to 1897, and no mat ter how vigorously tho Democratic text book may dispute It, it cannot deny or refute it. Two Kinds of Panics. There is some reason, of course why the unthinking should charge the responsibility for the panic of 1907 upon tho Republican party, because that party was In power when the panic occurred. But It is to bo re membered that there are two kinds of panics, one due to loss of confidence In measures and the other due to loss of confidence in men. A political party Is Justly chargeable with a busi ness disturbance due to bad measures or the fear of bad measures; but It Is not chargeable wfth responsibility for a disturbance brought about by the conduct of men. It was the fear o( Injurious legislation that brought upon the country the disaster of 1893-7. And therefore these disasters are chargeable to the Democratic party. But the money stringency of 1907 was due absolutely to the frenzied finan ciering of a group of men operating entirely outside of politics and hav ing no connection whatever with the government. It was nowhere charged that the panic of 1907 was brought about either by legislation which the Republican party had enacted or that It was threatening to pass. Neither then nor at any time since then has any Republican measure been charged with having brought it about, and the only new legislation which was de manded as the outcome of It was the emergency currency law, the need of which had nv.ec. before been, demon strated so plainly, and which" was promptly passed. Theso sre the facts In relation to the panics of 1893-7 and of 1907. That Democratic legislation was directly responsible for the ormer cannot be successfully denied. That Repub lican legislation was responsible, di rectly or indirectly, for the latter can not be successfully maintained. WANTED TO SHIP WOOL TO THE U. S. Australian Sheep Raisers Anxious for Democratic Victory. From the Glasgow, Mont., Indepen dent. Tho Hon. James Bryce, British am bassador to the United States has been in Australia this summer, and in a recent speech at Melbourne he cheer ed the hearts of the Australian wool growers by telling that there was pros pect of an early reduction In the American wool tariff. This, he pre dicted, would mean a large Increase in the wool exports from Australia to tbe United States. The ambassador Is right. That is Just what will happen If the wool tariff Is lowered, and the Montana sheep men know, because they remember what happened in 1891 when wool wasn't worth nnythlng and when sheep were worth even less. When the Dem ocratic members of the ways ana means committee of the house. In the recent session of congress, presented their wool bill for consideration, thej claimed that It would increase the Im ports of wool into America by ISO. 000,000 pounds. But there can be no increase In the consumption of wool and the Amer ican grower Is. wondering what would become of 190,000,000 pounds of his wool under the Democratic tariff laws. Nearly 30,000,000 of that 190,000,000 is grown right here In Montana. It is no wonder that England is urging the election of a Democratic congress and that London looks with favor upon the candidacy of Woodrow Wilson. Whic, We Beg to Say, Is what the Good House wise must do On every baking day Why work thus exert your strength, Why not this burden shirk? There's a better and far easier way, Let the Baker Do the Work Confection Den Phone 210 Millinery Parlors MRS. S. J. WATSON New and Up to Date Things of Every Description I will be pleased to talk hats and trimmings with you at any time. . 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