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Daily Arizona silver belt. (Globe, Gila County, Ariz.) 1906-1929, April 08, 1910, Image 2

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Pago Two
Daily, ly mail, ono year $7.50
Daily, toy mall, six months 4.00
Daily, lay carrier, six months 4.00
Daily, by carrier, ono month 75
Weekly, ono year 2.50
Weekly, six months L25
Entered nt tho postof fico in Globe, Ariz., as second-class mail.
U N t O N (ffifl LA B EL
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.
Friday, April tf, 1910.
If wc fall in the race, though wc win,
Yet the hoof-mark is scarred on the course;
Though Allah and earth pardon sin,
' Ilemaiueth forever llemorse.
Bud yard Kipling.
That young New York lady who ."jilted Ralph
Stubbs evidently had a tie pass.
"An affair between gentlemen," reads a head
line in a territorial newspaper. Bloodless, undoubtedly.
"What is proper V asks the Phoenix Gazette.
Well, except in very exclusive circles, bock is
having quite a run those days.
Globe and Phoenix take particular pride in
pointing to the outside world tho profits of mu
nicipally owned water systems.
A Phoenix paper asserts that "railroads have
rights." Bless you, yes; but, pray tell, what
railroad has been overlooking bets?
Dr. Cook mav have gone to New Jersey under
the belief that the people of that commonwealth
from sheer force of habit would trust his state-,
If New York senators were for sale at $500
apiece, it is not to bo wondered .that the scale of
prices for Pittsburg aldermen ranged away
There was a time when tho most sagacious
statesmen regarded tho tariff as something in
which the public would never take- an enthusi
astic interest. '- ! , .' "
person lacks culture happened to be one of those
who have only the vaguest idea of what culture
really is. AVhat is it, anyway? Webster says it
is "the state of being cultivated; especially the
enlightenment and discipline acquired by mental
and moral training; civilization; refinement in
manners and taste." That is the best the dic
tionary can do, for it is a hard thing to define.
It isn't to be defined, as a rule; it is merely to be
lived. It is easier to pick out an individual and
say that ho or she is cultured, than it is to define
A pretty good idea of what culture isn't, how
ever, can be gained from this individual who re
proached another with lack of it. That person
"studies" Browning, for instance, instead of
reading and appreciating Browning. He talks
about Shakespeare 'ami Shaw, Suderman and
Nietzsche, Raskin and Tasso, without under
standing or appreciating any of them. To him,
these artists and thinkers and their works are
things to talk about and to appear versed in,
not to enjoy and assimilate and glory in. To
him, culture is a garment, not an inner life; a
masquerade, not a node of living. It is the
shell and outer husk of culture that that man
sees, not its substance and its beauty and its
peace and poise.
Culture, if it can be defined otherwise than as
Webster defines it, isi that which enables you to
got the utmost out of life and to give the utmost.
It is more than appreciation ; it is efficiency. It
it more than flaccid and inert enjoyment; it is a
dynamic quality that not only participates, but
produces. It not only takes, but it gives. It
isn't a cloak to bo put on of a Monday evening
or a Thursday afternoon, but a state of being, as
irremovable as your brain. Culture is not alone
learning and understanding and appreciation;
it is being. It is not a veneer, but a soul. It is
not a thing that sots its possessor apart and
aloof; it is a state of being that fits its possessor
to mingle with humankind and to do his part in
the mission of humanity. It is efficiency; and
that does not mean craft or cunning or skill in
money-getting. It is developed personality. It
is not that which is taken in from outside, but
that within which is cultivated and developed
and made to blossom in the perfect flower of in
dividuality. It is personality developed to the
point where it will receive, as raw products, the
world's knowledge, the world's wisdom and the
world's beauty, and transform them in the cruci
ble of individuality into impulses and actions
toward higher things.
Culture isn't a form or a garment or a course
of study; it is the substance of developed per
sonality. Culture isn't a distinguishing mark
to set its possessors apart and aloof except as
their achievements set them apart; it is quality
of efficiency that fits them to play their part in
tho world as whole and complete men and
tory ever recorded. Actually, tariff rates have
been fixed in the interest of the manufacturer
and producer. Theoretically, the wages of la
bor have been considered, but when wages lmve
been increased slightly by the tariff, their pur
chasing power-has been reduced in a proportion
so much greater that labor as a consumer has
been hurt far more than he has been helped as a
The producer, the manufacturer and the la
borer are organized. The consumers are not or
ganized. Though every person is a consumer,
the consumer's interest never is considered by
political parties, statesmen, politicians, inter
state commerce commissions, state l'ailway com
missions, or other public ofliciaK
A shifting of the focus of public thought to
the interest of the consumer would help amaz
ingly to make real and effective the attack upon
the high cost of living.
"Then you don't think I practice what I
preach, eh?" queried the minister in talking
with one of the deacons at a meeting.
"No, sir, I don't," replied the deacon. "You
have been preaching on the subject of resigna
tion for two years, an' ye haven't resigned yet."
Customer Hey, waiter !
Waiter Yes, sir.
Customer Kindly tell the leader of the or
chestra to play something sad and low while I
dine. I want to see if it won't have a soften
ing influence on this steak.
A Phoenix man lias been sentenced to serve
thirty days for horsewhipping his -wife. It's a
pity a man can't attend to his domestic affairs
without the law butting in.
The "Coming of Spring" is the caption of a
lengthy editorial in a Colorado newspaper.
Down here in Arizona we never permit the gen
tle thing to get away from us.
A' recent bulletin of the department of agri
culture is on the "economical use of meat in the
home. " But how can meat be economically used
in the home at present prices?
It is something of an admission, considering
the source, but the Tucson Star in a generous
mood, assures the world that Arizona railroad
building is not limited to Tucson.
Elections in Pfibenix come with so great fre
quency that the saloons are confused as to their
rights under the laws. Phoenix Republican. If
reports coining from Phoenix be true, the rights
of the saloon men of that burg are confined al
most exclusively to paying licenses.
Now, will somebody be good. The Tucson
Star says : "A few words to the little politician.
Abide by the dictum of the majority and if you
can't do that then join the other fellow, but
don't try to be a bigger man than your party
unless yon would write failure after your
"Globe enumerates unhatched chickens,'
writes the Phoenix Republican in commenting
on Mr. Rohrabachor's "Globe, the capitol city,"
boom. Don't let the incident distress you, neigh
bor; Globa recently took aboard a new-fangled
incubator, and there is no telling one day what
may be hatched the next. However, no sites are
being offered for the capitol building.
The other day somebody in Globe was hoard
to sav that a certain other person lacked "cul
ture." That wasn't a very surprising thing to hear,
because you could hear it, probably, in any com
munity in the land ; and you would lie particular
ly liable to hear it from the typo of individual
to which this critic belongs.
For the person who said that a certain other
A' writer in the Saturday Evening Post points
out in a lucid article that in all the talk about
railroad rate regulation nothing is said about
the rights of the consumer. The railroad man
wants rates as high as possible; but the dis
putes are always between the railroad man who
wants rates to bo high, and the shipper, who
does not care a picayune how high rates are so
long as they are uniform.
That statement of the situation is entirely
correct. The consumer's interests are not con
sidered bv any public authority, nor do they
ever figure in a rate law or in a rate fight. There
are plenty of ways to get at high rates if there
were anybody to present the cause ot the con
sumer. Not even watered stock would make any
difference, because the supreme court of the
United States has held that charges higher than
those necessary to pay a reasonable return upon
actual values cannot be upheld. Capitalization
really cuts no figure ; it is value that counts.
But nobody is doing anything for the con
sumer, tho Post points out; and it parades it as
a discovery. It is no discovery. It is a painful,
familiar fact. Nor does it apply alone to rail
road rates; it applies to everything else.
Senator Lodge has said that the ultimate con
sumer is a myth; that he does not exist. Cer
tainly everybody in authority has been acting
and is acting as though that were a literal truth.
Though every person" in the United States is a
consumer, nowhere do the consumer's interests
figure in the plans of reformers, except in those
of a few to whom nobody pays any attention be
cause they have been branded as "populists,"
"socialists," or something of that sort.
"If there is anything in which the consumer is
vitally interested it is the tariff and railroad
rates. Everv consumer and that means every
individual in the country pays tariff taxes and
railroad freights on every article he buys.
Freight rates arc adjusted between the rail
road man, avIio wants freight rates to be high,
and the shipper, who doesn't care how high they
are so long as he gets the same rates as other
shippers, because whatever the rates are they
are added to the cost of the commodities and
charged up to and paid by the consumer.
Did anybody ever hear of a tariff law in this
country framed in the interests of the consumer?
Tariff laws have been fixed with a view to profit
ing the manufacturer and producer. There has
been a pretense that they have been fixed with a
view to maintaining the wages of labor; but
that is the nastiest piece of hypocrisy that his-
While the other great powers are straining
their financial ability to build Avar navies, Rus
sia has the added burden of war railroads. The
duma has been asked to sanction an appropria
tion of $206,312,000 for the working expenses of
the state-owned roads tor the coming year.
This does not include extensions, but repre
sents only the deficit in operating expenses. Yet
this is nearly twice the total appropriation asked
of congress for our navy, and it is an emphatic
ally a war expenditure, as Russia operates as
well as builds its railroads as a war agency,
rather than for trade extension, or as an econom
ic demand.
They are built and operated for strategic pur
poses, and settlement is carried on for the same
reason. Consequently, the nation as a whole not
only has to pay for the transportation of troops
and munitions of Avar, but for the carrying of
immigrants to the Siberian country and Man
churia. It is all a penalty for that forced expansion to
the east, which is Russia's historic policy, and
Avhicl so far, has brought her little save failure
and war. For this her people are held in ignor
ance and induced to debauchery, Avhile debt is
pihjd o: debt and tax on tax to further that ter
ritorial aggrandizement which adds misery to
Siberia is to be settled, not for the good of
the people, but that armies may be drawn and
sustenance furnished by them in the event
of other wars in that eastern territory. The one
good feature is that these settlers are put upon
land which is given into their possession.
From this may finally come Russia's salva
tion. A land OAvning and soil cultiATating popu
lation is the basis of any country's safety. This
Russia has lacked, and this may come through
this Avar migration, and so build up in the cast
a spirit of independence and -with it an intelli
gence that may leaA'en the hoav sodden lump.
"Would it be any harm to decieve her about
my age?" inquired the elderly millionaire.
"Probably not."
"I'm GO. How would it do to confess to 50?"
"I think your chances would be better witli
her if you claimed 75."
Did you tell him you didn't belieA'e him aa'Iiou
he told you that you were the first girl he'd
ever loved?
Marjorie No; but I came right back at him
with another whopper. Said he was the first
man aa'Iio had ever kissed me.
I Bi v 'lKa
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They aro pleased with our
laundry work the rest of course.
Systematic, thorough, painstak
ing work enables us to get your
laundry work out tho day wo
promise it, and its quality is
guaranteed. Give us a trial or
der. You'll not regret it.
Arizona Steam Laundry
"Maria, I can't stand'it any longer. Where
did you put mypipe?"
"Up in the attic, John, behind the old trunk,
along with a package of cheAving gum I put
there at the same time. You may as avoII brinf
them both doAvn."
The eye of a little Washington miss aais at
tracted by the spa'rkle of deAV at early morning.
"Mamma," she exclaimed, "it's hotter 'n I
thought it was."
"What do you mean?"
"Look here, the grass is all covered Avith perspiration."
"What we Avant is harmony," said the states
man. "Yes," said Senator Sorghum. "It makes
me think of a glee club I used to belong to. Ea'
ery felloAv's idea of harmony was to pick his own
key and sing so loud nobody else could be noticed."
J. E. Merriam
Building Contractor
Building estimates
promptly furnished
Work guaranteed
BOS 491
Corner Oak and Hill
In the Most Reliable Fire Insurance
Office: Home Printing Co. Building
She I'm afraid I'm tiring you rather.
He Oh, not at all. I used to be attendant in
the elephant house at the zoo.
Lady Caller (confidentially to her hostess)
My dear, Avhy doesn't the dean pad his legs ?
Wife of the Dean (pathetically) But, my
dear, he does.
Fish (caught and taking a touching farewell
of her children) Good-by, my dears. Let this
be a lesson to you never to be ambitious. As you
see, life hangs on but a thread.
"What you Avant is a pretty American wife
AA'ith a doAvry of tAventy millions?"
"Oh, I!m not so particular. I could be quite
content AA'ith an ugly one with forty."
"So you think education can become a disad
vantage?" "Yes," ansAvored Mr. Biggins. "I'm ahvays
having trouble because I inadvertently use
Avords the stenographer can't spell."
Dick If you will give me a penny I Avill sIioav
you the nearest ATay to the toAvn.
Tourist Good, my boy! Here it is.
Dick And if you give me another penny I
will sIioav you a nearer Avay.
"Ts'nt there a great deal of AA'ater in the cel
lar?" asks the prospcctiA'e tenant.
"Yes," ansAvored the agent proudlw "We
really ought to cr.U it a natatorium and charge
extra rent for it."
"TTaA'e you lost any money on the races to
day?" "No, not a sou."
"Il'm, you're lucky."
" Not at all. I had my purse stolen on the Avay
"What is the most unfortunate situation you
can imagine a man being in?" asked the man
who is always propounding useless questions.
"I should say,'" replied the man avIio can't be
stumped, "that the worst plight avouUI be to be
up in an airship, with lunch just served, and
drop your false teeth overboard.
Some men and many phonographs have bad
You can save yourself lots of 'trouble by not
borroAving it.
Charity that expects a return on the invest
nien isn't charity.
Many a woman holds her mirror up to art in
stead of to nature.
The floAver of a flock of girls isn't a flower at
all; she's a peach.
Ever notice Iioav much better a sample is than
the real thing?
Judge a man by his daily talk rather than by
his Sunday prayers.
Many a man at the age of 50 wishes he was
half as smart as he thought he was at the age
of 21.
And when a man meets a Avoman with genuine
blonde hair he always if it is genuine.
While it may not be lucky to haATc a rabbit's
foot, every intelligent rabbit knoAvs that it is
unlucky to lose one.
Husbands, occasionally, are men who stay at
home and earn money to pay the bills of Avives
AAho go aAA'ay on vacations.
Even baseball fans can't keep the flies off.
The lucky man at a wedding may be one Avho
loved and lost.
Even a man avIio has time to 1oatc his enemies
seldom does it.
Stanley Woodward
Contractor and Builder
P. 0. Box 14
Phone 1181 1
Arizona's Leading
Send broken glasses to be repaired 01
duplicated. Next visit to Globe in
An ideal never seems to be able to pay its
oavh Avay.
Save your pennies and investments will sAval
Ioav your pounds.
Some men seem to think they desen-e all the
credit for their ancestors.
WidoAvs don't seem to know Iioav lucky they
are any more than bachelors.
It appears like it could be heaven just by liav
ing no relations there, to visit.
A Avoman has such an imagination she can
remember the beautiful complexion she had as
a girl, when her nose Avas freckled and peeled
from sunburn.
A AA'oman's mirror tells her the truth; she in
terprets it falsely.
Even a man Avith sense can prove he hasn't
any when he makes a speech.
A married man brags more about it in the first
six months than all the rest of his life.
A man can get a reputation for most anything
if he has enough money to prove it.
There doesn't seem to be more than half a
dozen ways to make money, but a million to lose
rA' man avIio says q Avants to take his wife
along AA'hen he goes on a pleasure trip is one
kind of hypocrite.'
It is said that there is no accounting for
tastes, but one can ahTays account for the dark
broAvn taste he has next morning.
When you
Drink the
We serve it
The White House
We serve only the
Best Wines
Liquors and
Make this your
Bankers' Garden
The Finest Resort in Globe
PopuUr irlth all classei TrinUr
Mid summer. Refreshments of
U Hnds. Gholcs cigars, winn
and liquors.
Cool dining room In connec
tion. Regular raeali and cold
lunches at all hours. Order for
prorate dinners In advance.

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