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THE DAlllfSILVER BELT THE SILVER BELT PUBLISHING CO. jlTil. HIENER IL C. HOLDSAVORTH OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE COUNTY OF GILA OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY OF GLOBE SUBSCRIPTION RATES STRICTLY IN ADVANCE Daily, ly mail, ono year $7.50 Dally, by mail, six months J.00 Dany, by carrier, six months 4.00 Daily, by carrier, ono mouth 75 Wcokly, ono year 2.50 Weekly, six months !-"J MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS Hutcred nt tho postof fleo in Globe, Ariz., ns second-class mail. unionMlabel 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. DAILY ARIZONA, SILVER BELT Tuesday, March 22, 1910. A THOUGHT FOR TODAY If xi house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. Mark iii:2o. THAT HIGH SCHOOL ISSUE As the Silver Belt predicted, the people of the northern part of the country have placed them helves on record as opposed to a county bond is sue of 100,000 for the purpose of erecting a county high school building in Globe. The wis dom of the county folk to the north will not bo questioned. Now that the farce of feeling the county pulse lias been played practically to a finish, it might he well to take up this high school proposition along sane and business like lines and push it to a successful issue. The people of Globe recognize the necessity for a high school, and if the Silver Belt is cor rectly informed, are willing to vote a bond issue not to exceed $50,000 for this purpose. That sum should bo sufficient to supply the needs of the present and for a number of years to come. The Copper Hill and Miami districts might .-join with Globe in a venture of this kind, but let that he as it may, this city can afford to expend $50, 000 for a high school and will vote bonds for about that amount. The idea of rebuilding tho Central school is meeting with considerable opposition. It is claimed that the architecture of the present structure is not of a character that would stand for successful remodeling, and that in a gen eral way the building is not what it should be. The chief objection, however, and one that will carry 'considerable weight, rests in the fact that about 97 per cent of the school children re side east of Broad street and in locating a high school building their comfort and convenience should bo considered. It is held that a suitable lot can be secured at a central point east of Broad street and a building erected for from $35,000 to $45,000. This, the Silver Belt be lieves, will meet with the approval of a majority of the taxpayers, and an election to vote the bonds should be called at the earliest date possible. FOOL DEMOCRATS The democrats in the lower house of congress have eliminated Cannonism as an issue, have changed the house rules to the entire satisfac tion of the insurgent faction of the republican party, and indirectly, by their apparent stupid ity, have united and strengthened the forces of the enemy only to find themselves in darker depths of obscurity than ever before in the his tory of the party. Cannonism, if played to an issue, meant the undoing of the republican party. But, by the stupidity of the democratic representatives in congress, the c'ry of Cannonism has been for ever hushed. The odium that has been brought to the republican party by the czar-like rulings of the speaker hns been removed by democrats ,who were not sufficiently wise to keep their hands off and allow the opposing factions in the republican party to fight it out to the death. And all without reward or increased prestige. It was for the democrats, and for the demo crats alone, to say that Cannonism was to cease and to cease only with the removal of the speak er from the chair and the installation in his stead of a democrat. It was one of the greatest opportunities in the history of the down, dead and outs, but it never occurred to them to exact a price from tho insurgent forces until after the dirty work had been done, and then the demo cratic overtures were met by a deserving scoff and a taunting "ta ta not today, simpletons." rt lias gone to the world that the anti-Cannon and anti-Aldrich forces within the republican party have won a signal victory without the fir ing of a gun and without spilling a drop of blood. They have reached the goal for which they were racing and the democrats gleefully cleared the path of obstructing pebbles and held the other fellows back. It was a chance for the democrats to make the greatest coup in the his tory of American politics, but with a dullness that is purely democratic, they have passed the opportunity by, and we still have Cannon on the throne, a united party in the house, a strong is sue eliminated, and the same harmless bunch on the democratic side of the house ready to again succumb to the fawning of the enemy. THE MOUTH OF THE GIFT HORSE Suspicion of Mr. Rockefeller's plan of endow ing a gigantic perpetual philanthropy is not in consistent with complete approval of his mo tives. He may be doing it -in the hope of sweet ening his memory in the minds of the people, lie may be doing it purely out of public spirit. He may be doing it to establish a pernicious precedent. Biit it is just as easy, and much more pleasant, to assume that his motives are good; and that needn't prevent anybody from looking his gift horse very carefully in tho mouth to see what possibilities it contains. Many are doing that very thing. For ono thing, it is proposed that the fund shall be perpetual. Only the interest is to be used, and the remainder, an enormous slice of the nation's wealth, is to be left intact and un taxable. When hundreds of millions of dollars of wealth are withdrawn from taxation, as is proposed, it is clear that the country isn't get ting this benefaction for nothing. The Springfield Republican voices very ably the thought of those who look upon the Rock efeller foundation as a menace. Tt assumes that his motives are good. Tt avoids altogether con sideration of the tainted source of the money. And in this attitude it is just and wise. It points out that in the Dark Ages men similarly minded gave their wealth to the church, and that in the Middle Ages religious orders came to own half tho soil of England and more in other coun tries, a condition that led to economic and social revolution, often accompanied by confiscation and violence. "And these modern foundations, similar in original motive and spirit, however variant in form, it is no exaggeration to say, may easily become as obnoxious to posterity as the monastic system of the Middle Ages became to the new civilization whose advent was signal ized by the Reformation and the Renaissance." There are many who are called dreamers, perhaps who believe that the time is quickly coming when society, through its governments, will do for itself the very things Hockeieller proposes to do with his wealth. "What need, then, of a gigantic private charity, entailed for all time, to do those things? Then society no longer will permit one man to become a billion aire, or a few fb control absolutely the economic life of tho nation. AVhat an anachronism, then Avill be that Rockefeller foundation ! Says the Republican: "As mere philan thropic enterprises, they tend to monopolize charity by centralizing it in corporate, selt-per petuating, bloodless concerns. The immediate effect of the establishment of these immense agencies of professional giving is to dry up the smaller sources of individual benevolence and transform society into an organization of sup pliants, while a general mendicancy at the doors of the great 'funds' is lavishly promoted. "Who gives libraries since Mr. Carnegie made his rec ord as the world's champion library builder? There is also discernible a natural tendency of the managers of the private foundations to at tempt the control of the causes and the institu tions which they aid. It is almost startling to observe the progress made by the Carnegie foundation, which is nothing but a private pen sion agency, in dictating educational policy to the colleges and universities of the country. The coercive power lurking in the simple menace of being dropped from the Carnegie list oi accept ed institutions is seen to be tremendous in its possibilities. The groveling spectacle of our state universities rushing to share the income of tho steel bonds which Mr. Carnegie graciously diverted to the support of superannuated pro fessors emphasizes the moral of tho situation. Imagine the proposed Rockefeller foundation, solidly buttressed by $.'500,000,000, dominating in this style the numerous beneficiaries of its benevolence during the next 500 years!" The Republican makes a good case. Tf the Rockefeller foundation is permitted at all, it must provide for its own extinction within a definite, limited period. Better still, let the foundation be rejected, and let a just inherit ance tax law, at Mr. Rockefeller's death, take the greater portion of his fortune for the good of society. THE INDUSTRIAL POLICEMAN The growing tendency to submit large labor disputes to the arbitration provided by the Erd man act, unsatisfactory and incomplete though that law certainly is, is most encouraging. A long, costly and disastrous strike was averted, temporarily at least, when the conflict between the western railroads and the organization of firemen and engine men was referred to federal officials under the Erdman law. Arbitration is the combined policeman and judge in industrial disputes, but as yet it is a curious sort of policeman, which intervenes only when its services are called for by both parties to a pending dispute. Some time it will step in just as any other policeman does, when the ser vices of a policeman are neded. In New Zea land they do it better. There the law assumes that there are three parties to every industrial dispute the employer, the employe and the public. It is also assumed, rightly, that the pub lic always desires arbitration. So when either one of the other parties asks it, that makes two out of three, and arbitration becomes com pulsory. If neither employes nor employers ask arbitration, that is two to one against arbitra tion, and there is none. In the present contest there are knottier prob lems than usual, and it is highly important that a strike or lockout be averted. The issue of higher pay everybody can understand, and both parties 'are willing that it should be arbitrated. The questions of union jurisdiction involved are more complex, and at first the federal officials are to decide whether these can be arbitrated or not. Tt appears that the organization of firemen and engine men demand jurisdiction not only over firemen, but over firemen who have boon promoted to be engineers, and who are there fore eligible to membership in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. The firemen also wish to control questions of promotion which are now controlled by the engineers. It is near ly as much a conflict between unions, therefore, as between employers and employes; and that makes it an awkward problem to handle. As such a strike as that which threatened would seriously impede prosperity, it is highly important that arbitration should be a success. A resort to a test of endurance and resources might be highly disastrous to millions of people not directly concerned in the dispute. In The Halls of Congress BY TAV. Special Wnshinctr.c Onnrcsnondcnco. What would you think, Mr. Business Man, of a commercial firm that made a daily practice of spending all the way from $150,000 to $1,000,000 more than it took m? If you were a stockholder of a concern the books of which each night showed a balance on the wrong side of the ledger, would you not de sire to sell your stock? And if the practice of reversing profits should be kept up day after day, week after week month after month, and year after year, you would be most likely to demand a reorganiza tion of the business methods of the concern would you not ? On the day this article is penned, Uncle Sam's excess of all disbursements over all receipts amounted to $190,57-1.30. So far this fiscal-year (which began July 1, 1909) the men in charge of the government have over-spent the receipts by $15,291,014.87. Sjnce the beginning of the fiscal year 3908 the expenditures of the govern ment have exceeded the receipts by $190,977, 632.24. "Where," inquires the layman, "do these amounts represented by the excess of disburse ments over receipts, come from How does it come Uncle Sam doesn't become financially em barrassed?" The government has but one source of rev enue, and that is the people. The shortage rep resented by the difference in disbursements and receipts is taken from what is known as the gen eral fund. At the beginning of the fiscal pear 190S the amount in the general fund was $272, 061,445.47. Todav the general fund has dwin dled to $81,083,813.23. Anticipating that the general fund will need replenishing from time to time, (particularly if the republican machine is to be kept intact,) the party in power has arranged for the issuance of bonds. This is not a solution of the deficit prob lem. It is merely borrowing to pay the losses resulting from extravagance, instead of stop ping the extravagance and prevent going into del. Here are a few comparative figures which best tell the story of progress m republican extrav agance : ANNUAL APPROPRIATION 1890 . $ 340,000,000 1900 . ..... 600,000,000 1909 3,103,387,508 PEP CAPITA COST OF RUNNING GOV ERNMENT 1890 3900 1909 $ 6.00 8.00 32.40 William S. Tvenyon, general counsel of the II ninois Central railroad, has been selected by President Taft to succeed Wade II. Ellis as as sistant attorney general in charge of trust prosecutions. This recalls that Lloyd TT. Bow ers, now solicitor general of the United States, was formerly general counsel of the Chicago Northwestern ; that Secretary of War Dickinson was general counsel of the Illinois Central; that Federal Judge Lurton, recently appointed to the suoreme bench, bore the reputation of be ing friendly to corporations by temperament; that Attorney General Wickersham was former ly attorney for J. P. Morgan and the sugar trust; and that Secretary Nagle of the depart ment of commerce and labor was attorney for the Waters-Pierce (Standard) Oil company. "Big Business" has no particular complaint against the Taft administration, thank a on. As tc the effect of the Payne-Aldrich-Smoot tariff law, protectionists "are genially referred to the market letter just issued hy the New York stock brokerage firm of Warren W. Erwin & Co., which says: "The biggest cloud in sight is that of the high cost of living and the relatively low wages, salaries and incomes. Consumption is curtailed by the fact that two-thirds of our pop ulation are unable to purchase as much goods, per capita, as they have purchased in past years. Thus, not only is production checked in many lines, especially of clothing and food, but there is greater unrest among the people than ever be fore. Because of this unrest and discontent there will almost certainly be more agitation, economic and political, in the next few years, than ever before." ' A tariff war with Canada, which seems as sured as a result of short-sighted tariff legisla tion, first enacted in the Dingley tariff law of 1896 and re-enacted with still worse features in the Payne-Aldrich-Smoot law, would be no small shock to the commerce of the United States. In 3907, the imports and exports of Canada, ac cording to the figures of the Canadian govern ment, amounted to about $650,000,000. The fig ures on Canada's imports for tile fiscal year 1909, as published by the bureau of statistics of the United States government, are given as only $250,000,000, a reduction of nearly $125,000,000 in imports as given by the Canadian govern ment two vears earlier. In any event, the I nited States government, are given as only $250,000,- 000, a reduction of nearly $125,000,000 in im ports as given by the Canadian government two years earlier. In any event, the United States during this period is shown to have furnished aboiit 60 per cent of the manufactured imports into Canada. In the event of a tariff war it is needless to say our merchants and manufactur ers lose this business, which also means that the American workingmen who have been employed producing the goods which Canada has been purchasing from us will be deprived ol work-, The principal articles imported by Canada from the United States by groups m lVUi were: Man ufactures, $8S,000,000 ;v mineral produce, $21,- 000,000; agricultural produce, $18,7o0,000; ani mals and their produce, $8,500,000; and forest produce, $5,750,000. Nearly a month has passed since congress passed n resolution requesting President Taft to "inform the house, what facts, if any, exist which makes inexpedient a thorough examina tion" of the sugar trust frauds. The president, it will be recalled, in his message of December 14, opposed a congressional investigation of the sugar trust on the ground mat it migni give immunitv to the men "higher up" and other wise prove an "embrassment" in securing con victions It is now up to the president to show in what manner the exposure of the "higher ups" would "embarrass" the government. POINTED PARAGRAPHS Theoretically every man knows how to get rich quick. Loafers should take a walk instead of taking up our time. Many a man's popularity is due to his being soft and easy. People, like watches, are apt to feel run down in the spring. A man hasn't much to be ashamed of if he never led a poodle dog around. It would discourage the average man if he was able to realize how very important he isn't. A tip to wives: Cut out the curtain lectures and try jollying your husband and note re sults. Few other people know what real trouble is. The real thing is the kind Ave ourselves have. A woman's idea of keeping. a secret is "to tell it without divulging the name of the person avIio told her. Second thoughts are not always the best at least that is the opinion of many a man whose wife refused him the first time he proposed. REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR It's a hot passion that gets no shower baths. The way to make the furnace burn best is to pick out a warm day to do it. What makes a woman so devoted to her hus band is he hardly ever deserves it. No matter how busy a man is he can always find time to stop and tell you all about it. The only cure a man's fondness for his club is for his family to be willing to have him go there as much as he wants to. MORNING SMILES "Hoy, there!" yelled the motorman to a pe destrian. "Get off the track." But he yelled in vain. The pedestrian was a detective and heed ed not the a ell. AAvay doAvn in his heart he know that ho had never been on the track. "Erer see a sea serpent?" "T Avas chased bv one." "What did you do?" "Got up and lit the gas." SPOTLESS AS A JUDGE should be, correct ns any of his decisions. That is tho way linen is that has been laundered here. Send us your -wnshables this week. Note the fine finish on them when jou get them back It shows the linen, not a thick layer of starch that conceals and cracks the garment. Our finish jiresenes as well as beautifies linen. Arizona Steam Laundry PHONE 389 Ij. 8. J. E. iORIAIMERRIAM Building Contractors Building estimates promptly furnished Work guaranteed BOX 191 Office: Corner Oak and Hill FRED W. MOORE WHITES INSURANCE In the Most Sellable Fire Insurance: Companies ARIZONA MUTUAL SAA7INGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION Office: Homo Printing Co. Building GLOBE, ARIZONA Stanley Woodward Contractor and Builder ESTIMATES PROMPTLY FURNISHED P. 0. Box 14 Phone 1181 DR. II. H. SCHELL Arizona's Leading Optician, TUCSON, ARIZONA Send broken glasses to bo repaired o duplicated. Next visit to Globe in February jKP When you drink Drink the best We serve it The White House Saloon BROAD AND OAK STREETS KEEGAN'S We serve only the Best Wines Liquors and Cigars Make this your headquarters KEEGAN'S Bankers' Garden The Finest Resort in Globe Popular with all classes wintsr and summer. Refreshments of ill binds. Choice cigars, winss and liquors. ANHEUSER-BUSCH BEER ALAVAYS ON DRAUGHT. Cool dining room in connec tion. Regular meals and cold lunches at all hours. Order for provate dinners In advance.