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THE SILVER BELT PUBLISHING CO.
H. It HIENER It 0. HOLDSWORTH
OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE COUNTY OF QILA
OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY OF GLOBE
SUBSCRIPTION RATES
Daily, by mail, ono year $7.50
Daily, by carrier, one month 75
Weekly, ono year 2.50
Weekly, six months 1.25
MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED -PRESS
Entered at tho postof fico in Globe, Ariz., as second-class mail.
union)label
The.Silver Belt has, a larger paid circula
tion than any daily newspaper in the world
published in a city with 12,000 or less population.
imlLY ARIZONA SILVER BELT
Thursday, March 3, 1910.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Let us be of good cheer, however, remem
bering that the misfortunes hardest to bear
are those which never come.
James Russell Lowell.
MR. TAFT AND THE NEWSPAPERS
Tho boyish pique shown by President Taft in
his reference to newspaper criticisms of his ad
ministration in his Newark speech is pathetic,
and his reproachful insistence upon his desire
to "make good" is sadly ingenuous. It is the
hurt protest of a man who is doing, as he thinks,
the best he knows how, and who feels it keenly
that the newspapers will not accept him at the
face value of his good intentions.
Yet how can they? There is nothing clearer
in this country than the need of proper regula
tion of wealth, natural and undeveloped wealth
as well as developed wealth in closely controlled
industries. The newspapers that demand such
regulation have no. private axes to grind. They
are voicing the demands of their readers as they
see it, and that is their duty.
Quito as clear is the fact that however good
Judge Taft's intentions may be and the gener
al disposition, m spite ot everything, is to give
him credit for good intentions in seeking to
carry out those intentions by surrounding him
self with such counsellors as Aldrich and Can
non he is attempting the impossible. Before
real progress can be made the chief obstacles to
progress must be removed, and these chief ob
stacles are the very men upon whose judgment
and advice the president relies. Members of his
party, who voice the people's aspirations and
desires get but cold comfort from the president.
They are objectionablo to the "organization,"
and Taft is with tho organization, body and
soul.
It is plain enough that tho president is of the
old school which places party above principle.
The president's principles are clean enough, and
somewhat sluggishly progressive. But he
counts preserving "party solidarity" as his
chief duty, and that means the perpetuation of
a party organization that is rotten to the core.
No man ever entered the presidency from
whom more was hoped. No president ever fin
ished his first official year amid wider or more
deep-seated disappointment. Good intentions
are well enough, but everybody knows what
hellish road is paved with them. 'A desire for
progress which seeks achievement by the aid
of sworn enemies of progress is a pathetically
futile thing. Judge Taft is sacrificing progress
to party solidarity, real achievement to the per
petuation of a Dartv organization that is banded
'together to block achievement, and tho welfare
of the people to the wishes of a cabal of vice
regents of special privilege.
The newspapers would be traitors to the peo
ple if they did not cry out against such blunder
ing use of the high opportunity that has come
to Mr. Taft to be of service to the people.
ANOTHER COMPARISON
The cost of living in this country is high, we
are told, because of the great increase in the sup
ply of gold, the measure of values.
The cost of living is high, we are told, because
too many people live in the cities and not
enough on the farms, so the country does not
produce enough to feed itself. This is a par
ticularly entertaining reason, especially when
we hear the man who gives it explaining to an
other audience directly after that the tariff has
nothing to do with the cost of food products be
cause this is the greatest food-exporting country
in the world.
Now whatever effect the increase in gold sup
plies may have upon prices and it has some
effect, because gold is proving itself to be about
as unstable a basis of values as bimetalism pos
sibly could be, and those who urge this reason
are proving that Mr. Bryan was right in 189G
when he said that to increase the supply of basic
money would increase prices whatever effect
this process has is Worldwide, and is not con
fined to the United States.
"With those reasons in mind, here are a few
comparisons of prices between Buffalo and To
ronto recentlj made. Buffalo is in the Tinted
States and Toronto is in Canada, but they are
only a few miles apart, so the comparison is
very instructive:
The best creamery butter was 35 cents in Buf
lafo and 27 cents in Toronto. The difference
was about the same on the best dairy butter.
Fresh eggs were 38 cents in Buffalo and 35 cents
in Toronto. Full cream cheese was 17 cents in
Buffalo and 13 cents in Toronto. Live chickens
wore 17 cents in Buffalo and 12 cents in Toronto,
and turkeys were 24 cents in Buffalo and 15
cents in Toronto. Dressed chickens were 18
cents in Buffalo and 14 cents in Toronto, and
dressed turkeys were 2(5 cents in Buffalo and 15
cents in Toronto. Beef was about the same in
both places, and dressed hogs were a little
cheaper in Toronto than m Buitalo.
You could buy cabbages in Toronto for $1.25
a barrel, but they cost $1.50 to $2 m Buffalo.
Potatoes were 30 to 35 cents in Toronto and 45
to 48 cents in Buffalo. Beans were $1.90 to $2
a bushel in Toronto and $2.80 in Buffalo. Ap
ples were $1.50 to $2.50 a barrel in Toronto and
$2.50 to $3.50 in Buftalo.
One would think, perhaps, that it would pay
the Buffalo people to (16 their shopping in To
ronto. No; they can't. The tariff won't let
them.
Is there anything about the increase in gold
sunnlies that will account for those differences
in cost of tilings to eat? Not a thing. Is there
anything in the theory that too many people
live in the city to account lor it? ssoi a tnmg;
because, you will remember, tins is "the great
est food-exporting country in the world." Prices
can't be due to scarcity so long as that state
meht is true.
Then it must be something else. Remember
why Buffalo people can't shop in Toronto and
get the benefit of its lower prices? Because of
the tariff. Doesn't that seem to help tluw a
little light on conditions?
Good city officers will make a better and great-
'er Globe.
"Tho races are over; nobody will miss them,'
nhirns the El Paso Herald. All of which leads
to the inference that nobody did miss them.
Secretary Rohrabacker has every indication
of a live wire, but he must have the support and
co-operation oi the people generally it tue city
is to make the progress desired. .
It might be a good idea for the chamber of
commerce to take up the matter of a city ticket
and give us a Globe ticket indeed. The task is
well worth the while and prompt action should
be taken.
The friends of Mr. Oldfield are insisting that
he make the race for mayor on an independent
ticket. Mr. Oldfield in the past has served the
people well and wpuld undoubtedly make a good
chief executive.
It didn't take a live chamber of commerce
vow lnnrr tn discover that one of the greatest
needs of the Globe district was a gasoline motor
service between Globe and Miami. Ana tne
committee appointed will deliver the goods.
The m-osident of the Carnegie organization
has been doing a little figuring on his own ac
count and now announces to the world that phy
sicians have become too numerous. They're a
harmless lot of fellows ; and, besides a little mat
ter like that will readily adiust itselt. The same
old prayer for deliverance from the college pro
fessor will still go up to heaven.
-EDISON
THE OPTIMIST
Boston Globe: Those are most delightful
dreams in which Thomas A. Udison reveis. sci
ence and social labor, he believes, will complete
ly transform the world and dominate the future.
The problems of fuel, of cheap motive power,
of aerial navigation, of supplying abundant food
and clothing to every one and of cheap, warm
and comfortable housing for all the world will
.be solved, and "in 200 years, by the cheapening
of commodities, the ordinary laborer will live
as well as the man does now who has $200,000
annual income. Automatic machinery and sci
entific agriculture will bring about this result.
Industry will constantly become more social and
iiitnrrlfinmulGiit. There will be no manual labor
in the factories of the future. The men in them
will be merely superintendents watching the
machinery to see that it works right."
Edison's advantage over the famous dream
ers of the past Plato, Sir Thomas More and
other Utopians, including even Bellamy and
Howells is in fact that he possesses some sort
of scientific basis for his visions, some sort of
scientific reason for the hope that is in him. The
world needs such dreamers in its business.
"The plan is seemly and noble, but details are
melancholy," says the Yankee Buddha. But Edi
son sees not only the "plan," but also the de
tails. And meanwhile, until Edison's two cen
turies shall have elapsed, it is probably best for
each one to ignore as far as possible the increas
ing cost of living, which they say is only tem
porary, and to follow the example of Voltaire's
Candide, who after a life of many vicissitudes
came to the conclusion that all he could do was
"to dig in his garden."
THE HYDRA STILL LIVES
Pubk: Greek mythology tells of the Leneau
Hydra, a monstrous dragon which had nine
heads with a formidable antagonist, even for
Hercules, and to make matters worse, the beast
had a habit of substituting two new heads for
every old one incapacitated. The destruction
of this monster was one of the "twelve labors"
of Hercules, and Hercules might have gone on
hacking heads indefinitely, increasing his trou
bles with every hack, had he not cauterized the
Hydra's wounds. That checked tho head-supply
and, ultimately, the Hydra. It is a long
jump from Greek mythology to the house of
representatives, but nothing is more certain
than that the Hydra privilege and private
monopoly will grow another 'head in place of
Speaker Capnon as soon as the latter is re
moved. So much is printed about the revolt
against Cannon and Cannonism that it is nat
ural to think it a personal controversy. "We are
apt to overlook the fact that Cannon is import
ant as a political figure only because of what he
represents, not because of anything he is. The
revolt against Cannon is not a revolt against an
uncouth congressman from Illinois, whom the
newspapers have "unclejoed" into the lime
light; it is a revolt against the brazen safeguard
ing at "Washington of private interests at the
expense of public rights. Cannon is doomed,
apparently, but Cannonism will go right along
in other hands if it is given half a chance. Just
when virtuous persons are whooping it up and
congratulating each other and the country at
large on the "overthrow of Cannon and Can
nonism," the Hydra at the capital will take ad
vantage of the opportunity to grow another
head. In other words, the interests and influ
ences which have kept Cannon in control kept
him because the results he produced were so em
inently satisfactory will slip some sleek, high
ly respectable republican Pecksniff into the
speaker's chair as Cannon's successor, and the
game will go on. The only way to check it will
be to cauterize the Hydra's wound with an un
mistakable demonstration of public opinion.
In The Halls of Congress
BY TAV.
Special W.ishinfiton Correspondence.
Washington political circles are no better in
formed now as to what attitude Theodore
Roosevelt is going to take in the approaching
congressional elections than they were a month
ago. Standpatters, progressives and democrats
are straining their ears for sounds that will in
dicate which side of the fence the strenuous ex
president and rhyno hunter is going to be on, as
regards the Taft and LaFolIette factions of the
republican party. But so far not an inkling of
information appears to have been received from
Africa.
Pending information from the correspond
ents awaiting Roosevelt in Cairo, both stand
patters and progressives are claiming Roose
velt's sympathy. The progressives are unable
to see how Roosevelt can indorse Taft without
indorsing Aldrich and Cannon. The three are
inseparably linked.
The president, Senator Aldrich and Speaker
Cannon form a triumvirate. They co-operate
even on the smallest things, and each of the tri
umvirs publicly pays tribute to the wisdom and
statesmanship of theother two.
If Colonel R6osevelt should go so far as to
endorse the Taft-Aldrich-Cannon administra
tion, as John A. Stewart, president of the New
York State League of Republican Clubs, asserts
he will do, it is difficult to see how he can retain
his present hold of those western editors who
have recently been voicing their dissatisfaction
with the Taft administration. An endorsement
of Taft by Roosevelt will in all likelihood mean
that Senator Robert M. LaFolIette will step into
T. R.'s place as the logical one to rescue the re
publican leadership from the control of the
trusts and special interests.
But will Roosevelt endorse the work of Taft?
In their eagerness to arrive at some conclusion,
both standpatters and progressives have gone
over his record with a fine tooth comb. Here
are some of the things they found :
That as an assemblyman in New York state,
as civil service commissioner, and as police com
missioner, Roosevelt was regarded less as a
republican than as an independent. He was the
oretically, at least, in those days, a believer in
free trade. He co-operated freely with Mr.
Cleveland when the latter was governor of New
York, and ho opposed the nomination of James
G. Blaine in 1884. Caricatures of that period
represented him as mugwump, grouping him
with George William Curtis and Carl Sclmrz.
Yet none the less he was essentially a party
man, and after Blaine received the nomination,
Roosevelt supported him. His own explanation
of his attitude at that time was interesting, and
may be now carefully weighed by anyone who
may desire to try to prophecy what Roosevelt
is going to do when he returns to American soil,
lie said :
"I intend to vote the republican presidential
ticket. A man cannot act both without and with
in the party. He can do either, but he cannot
possibly do both. It is impossible to combine
the functions of a guerilla chief .with those of a
colonel in the regular army. The one has great-
The Dream and The Deed
The Dream is the babe in the love-lit nest,
And the rollicking boy at play;
The Dream is the Youth with the old ; old zest
For the rare romance of a day.
Then the Deed strides forth to the distant
goal
That has dazzled since life began;
For the Dream is the child of the rampant
soul
But the Deed is the man !
The Dream is lhe peak that is seen afar,
And the wish for the eagle's wings ;
The Dream is the song to the beckoning star
That the world-waif fondly sings ;
Then the Deed comes crowned with the
strength and skill
That doth perfect a golden plan ;
For the Dream is the child of the Sovereign
the Deed is the man !
The Dream is that mask that would make men
fair,
And the boast that would count them brave;
The Dream is the honors that heroes Wear
And the glory that high hearts crave ;
Then the Deed gives battle to pride and pelf
As only a conqueror can ;
For the Dream is the child of the better Self
But the Deed is the man !
No song was so sweet, and no star so bright
As the Dream of the Nazarene;
From Virgin's bosom to Calvary's height,.
It sang and it shone, serene.
Then the Deed proclaimed Him King of His
Kind
As the blood of the Martyr ran ;
For the Dream was the child of the Master
mind But the Deed was the Man !
or independence of action, the other is able to
make what action he does take vastly more ef-
tective. l am by inheritance and education a
republican. Whatever good I have been able to
accomplish in public has . been accomplished
through the republican party. I have acted
with it in the past, and wish to act with it in the
future."
Again the query: What will Roosevelt do?
Will he be regular, like Taft, Aldrich and "Un
cle Joe," or a "guerrilla," like LaFolIette,
Clapp, Bristow, Dolliver, Cummins and millions
of western republicans?
REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR
Finance is making money for yourself out
of other people's.
Intelligence is much more comfortable to live
with than intellect.
Most people can be convinced more easily
with a club than with logic.
A woman can admire a man for his virtues,
but love him for his faults.
A man would rather brag about how well he
can make his furnace work than really have to
doit.
Procrastination is the thief of many a good
time.
The spirits fail to materialize at a temper
ance seance.
Be sure of your aim before attemptingto slap
a mosquito.
Scare a man into being good and he will boast
of his virtue.
Honest men do what they can ; dishonest men
do whom they can.
When a man blushes, a woman is apt to won
der if he isn't a lobster.
MORNING SMILES
She You used to talk eight languages, I re
member. He Yes ; before I was married.
"I was sorry not to come to your wedding,
madame, but I was not in Paris."
"Never mind. You must come next time."
She Mrs, Globe is always so ready to ex
press, sympathy.
He Yes ; it is such a pleasure to the dear lady
to find her friends in a position to be sorry for.
First Dyspeptic (sadly) I married a cook
ing school girl.
Second Dyspeptic (more so) That's nothing.
My wife's a graduate of a correspondence
school of domestic science.
Youth Own up ! You don't hate me, do you ?
Beauty To tell the truth, I hate you like sin.
Youth Oh, my darling! How happy you
make me !
"I must "say that man annoys me by his ex
treme delicacy about going right to the vitals
of a matter."
"He unquestionably uses a great deal of red
tape."
"He doesn't even use red tape. He uses pink
ribbon."
THE WORLD SMILES
on tho man with exquisitely clean
linen. Ho smiles on himself too
with tho consciousness of abso
lute cleanliness. Send your
things to this laundry and you'll
know tho feeling. Once you ex
perience our way of laundering,
nothing less good will ever satisfy
you again.
Arizona Steam Laundry
PHONE 389
L.8
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lunches at all hours. Order for
prorate dinners in advance.
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