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DAILY AEIZONA SILVER BELT
Thui-sday, April 7, 1910.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Wealth is Wee a viper, which is harmless if
ainan knows how to take hold of it; but if he
does not it will twine around his hand and
Lite Mm. St. Clement.
You can always tell a dogwood tree by its
If anything, Pittsburg has added to its
prestige as a steel center.
Ever think that ice is really the only thing
that its cracked up to be?
The returns indicate that the open season for
the "drys" is about closed.
"Statehood in spite of democracy," ruins a
headline in tho Tucson Citizen. Well, that is
the promise ; fulfill it.
This is tho season of the year -when every
club that plays the national game claims the
championship. It will bo different later.
'A New York bigamist has confessed to hav
ing" twenty-four wives, which simply goes to
show how little the cost of living affects some
The present city officials are entitled to great
credit for tho economical manner in which the
municipality has been conducted during the past
They say that Kormit grow a mustacho while
in the jungle. Doubtless more kids would grow
mustaches if they had a jungle to hide in while
they were sprouting.
The latest report has it that Andy Carnegie
intends starting a newspaper in either Wash
ington or New York. Undoubtedly Andy has
determined to die poor.
If you happen to bo a Yale student, there is
every chance in the world for you at Washing
ton, (D. C), and if you are a classmate, well
your future is assured.
A long time ago, somebody said that waste in
municipal government was inevitable, and it was
one of those dangerous sayings that get repeat
ed so often that they become imbedded in the
structure of thought and thereby make them
selves true though essentially they are false.
New York is having an experience under tho
administration of Judge Gaynor that is proving
very disastrous to that olntime belief.
Municipal waste is inevitable so long as peo
ple believe it to be inevitable and let it go at
that, and only so long.
When somebody comes along who doesn't take j
his thoughts already made up and tied in
bundles for unmasticated swallowing, it is dif
ferent. That was the way with Gaynor. Doubt
less he, too, had heard that municipal waste is
inevitable ; but just because he had heard it was
no reason, for him, why he should believe it.
So lie didn't believe it, and he isn't acting as
though it were true.
Says the New York Tribune, which cannot be
accused of undue partiality to Gaynor: "One
day the city administration cuts off one source
of 'honest graft' and another day another, un
ti1 now it is almost possible to revise old notions
to the extent of saying that economy in city man
agement is inevitable." That is going too far,
of course, because Gaynors don't happen along
every day; but it is a mighty good thing that in
Now York, at least, somebody has arisen to show
the emptiness of the old belief that municipal
waste is inevitable. It isn't inevitable except
as public indifference and paralysis of public
spirit make it inevitable. It isn't inevitable ex
cept as these things and boss-led partisanship
dominate a slothful public which out of its in
difference and neglect gives birth to municipal
extravagance and corruption.
Continues the Tribune: "The administra
tion is almost embarrassed by the opportunities
of saving presented to it. It cuts off special
counsel in the Catskill condemnation proceed
ings who have been costing the city $100,000 a
year or so apiece, and substitutes for them sal
aried counsel at $3,000. Now, which is the more
inevitable, to pay $100,000 or $3,000 for legal
services? Is there anything inevitable about
two idle crews on the municipal ferries, which
are accumulating a comfortable deficit of $1,-
000,000 a year? Was there anything inevitable
about the great patronage scheme which the pro
viding of a water supply in the Ashokan region
was made to subserve? If the public wishes to
be well governed it must strike the word ' inev-
itable'from its vocabulary."
Not necessarily. It is enough to change its
use. Municipal waste is inevitable in a condi
tion of public indifference. Municipal economy
and good government are inevitable in a condi
tion of alert public spirit.
New York is having an education on this point
that is worth vastly more than the immense
sums that are being saved to its taxpayers. The
city that can't profit by that experience, and by
an awakening of public spirit shift its use of
the word '.'inevitable" so as to make it mean
inevitable economy and good government, is a
happy exception. We doubt if it exists in this
"We need professors," asserts a Tucson ed
ncator. What's that? We have entertained the
opinion for some time that the country was
overrun by "professors."
If these April political freshets can be em
ployed as straws it behooves the republicans to
get busy if they hope to accomplish anything
during the next few years to come.
A Tucson -merchant advertises : ' ' Every time
the sun goes down 'it sets on a smaller output
ol eggs." Old Sol shouldn't butt m on tho in
cubator and take the "chance of being called a
STATUS OF THE SUGAR SCANDAL
It is doubtful if the Taft administration can
much longer refuse to permit an investigation
by congress of the sugar trust scandal.
There is a strong feeling that the republican
party can not afford to ignore the charges and
counter charges that nave been made by various
members of congress.
It is feared by the republicans that if a con
gressiowd investigation is refused, it may be ac
cepted by' tho country as an indication that the
G. O. P. is afraid that facts might be developed
which would be harmful to the party ; that fail
ure to probe the $2,000,000 custom house frauds
in New York may leave the impression on the
public mind that the. sugar trust was able to
avoid investigation simply because it had con
tributed freely of its stolen millions to repub
lican campaign funds. Furthermore, the repub
licans fear that the fact that Henry W. Taft
represented the sugar trust in one of the most
important suits that it was ever forced to de
fend, and that he is declared to have received
from the trust one of the largest fees ever paid
in the United States for legal services, might be
connected in the minds of extreme partisans
with the action of the president in making a re
quest in a message to congress that the under-
weighing frauds be not investigated. Tho most
partisan democrat, however, has never in any
maimer charged, nor do they believe, that the
president would knowingly take any step to pro
tect the heads of the sugar trust if he thought
them guilty. They maintain, however, that the
fact that the names of the president's brother
and his attorney general have been brought into
the controversy is a strong argument why Mr.
Taft should withdraw further opposition to a
congressional probe of the sugar trust scandal.
The situation in regard to the holding up of a
sugar trust probe is something like the Bal-linger-Pinchot
controversy. The president's
bitterest enemies do not for a single moment
question his motives or good faith. They un
hesitatingly state the belief that Mr. Taft made
a mistake in relying upon Ballinger instead of
Pinchot, and that he is making another mistake
by relying wholly upon partisan republicans for
advice in the sugar controversy.
President Taft is undoubtedly getting much
blame he does not deserve, in connection with
the sugar scandal gossip, and which he could
have avoided by allowing resolutions introduced
in congress providing for an investigation to
have run their natural course without executive
oppositi ) l.
"It is good news that Ave are to have no tariff
war with Canada," gleefully remarks the Phoe
nix Gazette. Indeed it is ; we will have a satisf y
ing quantity of tariff war at home during the
next few years.
A Boston shoe drummer has told the people of
tho Old Pueblo that "all you hear in the east is
Tucson." We mistrust the republicans heard
something drop in Massachusetts the other day
that didn't sound like Tucson.
Gifford Pinchot is in Copenhagen. Tsn't that
where Dr. Cook submitted his "polar proofs"
to the University, and were they not given a
cold reception? Tucson Citizen Exactly, my
boy; but Theodore Koosevelt is not a "U."
Andrew Carnegie has likened Speaker Can
non to Abraham Lincoln. When you come to
think of it the resemblance is amazing. Abra
ham Lincoln had whiskers on his chin. Sneakoi-
Cannon has whiskers on exactly the same spot
on ins cnin. tarveious i
THE FISH THAT GOT AWAY
Every angler is familiar, by personal experi
ence and by hearsay repeated far past the point
of satiety, with the tale of the big fish that got
away. It is the basis of an annual output of
more or less hilarious jokes, and curiously
enough every angler takes it seriously so far as
his own experience is concerned, and as a joke
so far as the other fellow's story is concerned.
A Connecticut man has invented a fish rod
handle that registers the weight of fish auto
matically, so, that hereafter everybody equipped
with his device will be able to prove the exact
weight of the fish that got away.
No doubt he thinks that he has struck some
thing that will make him rich. Never was in
ventor more hopeless in error. It must have
struck the unprejudiced observer long ago that
in all human probability there is no reason why
the fish that get away should be any bigger than
those that don't get away. But in the realm of
doubt created when that fascinating monster
wriggles off the hook and darts away into his
secret haunts, there is abundant opportunity for
weaving almost any kind of story. Nobody can
deny your claims, because the fish that got away
tells no tales. Whether you deceive anybody
else or not, you do deceive yourself; and that
delightful self-deception is really one of the
most piquant charms of fishing.
What is to become of that pleasure if you
have a rod that registers the exact weight of
the fish that gets away? You are willing to
swear that it must have weighed fully five
pounds. But you look at that accursed scale on
your rod, and you found it weighed exactly a
pound and a half, and there are three-pound fish
in your creel. Where is the pleasure of fishing
when things like that can happen?
The Connecticut adventurer would better re
turn to the creation of a new variety of wooden
nutmeg. The world has no place for a device
that will register the exact weicrht of tbo fid.
that get away.
THE TAX ON BUTTER
The National Livestock exchange, represent
ing the beef producers of the country, has ap
pealed to congress to repeal the-law taxing oleo
margarine to keep up the price of butter.
That makes it clear enough that the beef pro
ducers do not milk their cows, or else that their
cattle are mostly steers. Cattle raisers who are
in the dairy business take an opposite view, and
would rather see the oleomargarine tax raised
Clearly, however, a fight is on against the
oleo tax. With butter at its present price, it will
be hard to get the average consumer excited
about preserving the oleo tax. The specific pur
pose ot tins tax is not to raise revenue, because
a lower tax would raise more revenue. Its ob
ject is to prevent the use of oleo in competition
with butter. If it were not for the tax, colored
oleo would sell much cheaper than colored
creamery butter, and as oleo is good food,
though not so tempting as butter, many would
use it and suffer no harm.
If the country considers it proper, as a meas
ure of encouragement to the dairy and creamerv
interests, to retain the tac on oleo, well and
good. But it should not be done upon any hypo
critical presumption that it is a measure to pro
tect the public. If revenue is required, a lower
tax would raise more. If the tax is kept, it
should bo clearly understood that consumers of
butter are being taxed for the profit of the dairy
and creamery interests.
The tax on oleo is a tax on butter, paid by the
consumer to the creamery propiretor. If it is
justified, it should be justified in that light, and
in no other fight.
POLITICS AND POLITICIANS
The democratic state nominating convention
in Ohio will be held June 21 and 22.
California prohibitionists will hold their state
convention in San Jose on May 18.
Republican editors of Colorado are to meet in
Pueblo on April 9 to discuss the policy of the
party in the next campaign.
The republican party in Virginia has decided
to put up a candidate for congress in every dis
trict of the state this fall.
Eugene N. Foss, recently elected to congress
from the Fourteenth Massachusetts district,
may be the next democratic nominee for gov
ernor of Massachusetts.
The great question now agitating the demo
cratic party of Indiana is whether the coining
state convention shall indorse a candidate for
United States senator.
The prohibitionists of South Dakota have
nominated a state ticket to be voted for at the
next election. O. W. Butterfield is the candi
date for governor.
A special election will be held April 19 in the
thirty-third congressional district of New York
to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Rep
resentative James B. Perkins.
The Federated Labor Party has been organ
ized in Pennsylvania to represent the labor
unions in politics. The party purposes to nom
inate candidates for congress and the state leg
islature. A gubernatorial boom has been launched in
New Jersey in behalf of Pierre Garvan, the
Hudson county prosecuting attorney, whose cru
sade against the alleged meat trust recently at
tracted nation-wide attention.
Montana democrats are planning a great fight
to capture the next legislature. If they succeed
it is probable that T. J. Walsh of Helena will be
elected to succeed United States Senator Carter,
whose term will expire next March.
Four candidates are contesting for the demo
cratic nomination for governor of Texas. They
are Cone Johnson, William Poindexter, R. V.
Davidson and O. B. Colquitt. The first two favor
statewide prohibition, while the last two are op
posed to it.
Minnesota democrats are laying plans to cap
ture the "insurgent" republican vote of the
state this fall and carry seven of the nine con
gressional districts. The third and sixth dis
tricts, it is said, are the only ones they will leave
Eugene N. Foss, who recently wrested the
Fourteenth Massachusetts district from the re
publicans, is soon to make a western tour "to
carry the message of tariff reform and reci
procity." Des Moines, Sioux City, Omaha and
St. Paul are among the places where he is sched
uled to address democratic gatherings.
Republicans of the thirty-first congressional
district of New York are talking of opposing
the renomination of Representative Sereno E.
Payne, chairman of the ways and means com
mittee of the house. The republicans report
dissatisfaction in the district arising principally
from the loss of federal patronage which was in
Mr. Payne's keeping. " Mr. Payne has been a
member of congress for twenty-six years. '
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"John D. Rockefeller says the best thing he
ever did was to join a Sunday school."
"Well, so far as T have learned, it was."
New Assistant How do you pronounce but
terine? Old Grocer The last syllabo is silent.
"Your new butler seems rather awkward."
"For a butler, yes. But if he's a detective, I
think he does verv well.
Church In tbe future the man with the air
ship will take nobody's dust.
Gotham Won't he? You just try to hire one
and you'll find out.
Many a long-whiskered candidate has a close
Give a woman a fighting chance and she will
do the rest.
A girl's broken heart is usually a case of
Religion may make men, but some men want
to make their religion.
Our idea of a truly good man is one who has
lived up to his obituary.
Fools and grafters are men who were unable
to dodge the muck rake.
It's too bad the average man is unable to see
both sides to a question.
The oftener a man has occasion to visit a
dentist tho more patience he has with a barber.
The man who waits for something to turn up
is usually fast asleep when it does come alon
The something you get for nothing seldom
justifies you in hiring an expressman to haul it
"You don't seem to give Bykins credit for
any originality whatever."
" don't. His memory is so wretched he
can't quote correctly; that's all."
"You seem to have a great deal of faith in
doctors," said a friend of the sick man.
"I have," was the reply; "a doctor would be
foolish to let a good customer like me die."
" "I find it bard to kill time," declared the pam
pered pet. "I only have my music, you know.
IIow do you" manage!"
"Oh, I do very well," answered the other girl.
"In addition to my music, T have my sweeping,
my dusting, my sewing and my dishwashing."
REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR
The salt in tho wound of love is a term of af
fection without feeling.
A woman can be very sorry for a man who is
married unless it's to her.
Respectability might not be so bad if it did
not act so proud of its stupidity..
The hardest thing on a man at the opera is
how mad it makes him that some of the people
there seem to enjoy it.
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