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THE DAIOgtelVER BELT THE SILVER BELT PUBLISHING Cq II. H. HIENER H. 0. HOLDSWORTH OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF TID3 COUNTY OF GILA OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY OF GLOBE SUBSCRIPTION RATES STRICTLY IN ADVANCE Daily, by mail, one year $7.50 Daily, by mall, six months 4.00 Daily, by carrier, six months 4.00 Daily, by carrier, ono month 75 Weekly, ono year 2.50 Weekly, six months 1.25 MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS Entered at tho postoffico in Olobe, Ariz., as second-class mail. I.. , ...I - ...I- , 1.. , y The Silver Belt has a larger paid circula tion than any daily newspaper in the world fmblished in a city with 12,000 or less popu-ation. DAILY ARIZONA SILVER BELT Wednesday, April 13, 1910. A THOUGHT FOR TODAY The writers against religion, while they oppose every system, are wisely careful never to set up any of their own. Burke? Some of those cabinet changes being talked about might help a little. The strawberry short cake begins to loom up on .the gastronomic horizon.' Ignorance is like a dark cellar to a man. He must look up and scratch up to got out. As could reasonably have been expected, the price of frog's legs have also taken a jump. A janitress cleaned up a New Jersey bank by putting the money in her scrub pail and carry ing it off. If tho advertising columns are a fair criterion, it would seem advisable to do your summer shopping early. "Tho menace of Roosevelt," is the way some of the writers put it. They must have gotten a Taft view point. account, but the trouble is that it is caviar to the general, because in the nature of the case it cannot support a press agent. It may really be that young Jim Garfield will be put up against Judge Harmon for governor. Senator Burton is for him. Senator Burton is a Taft man. Garfield is a Roosevelt man at heart and that makes a combination. The great effort of the republicans will be to capture the home state of the president and in that way strength en Mr. Taft for his second term. Senator Bur ton won his own seat by a long service in con gress, as most of the senators won theirs. Can Mr. Garfield, who has had high places because he was his father's son, win on his own merits the governorship? v Zelaya blames the United States for his down fall, but he isn't up-to-date, for if he was he'd blame Uncle Joe. Johnson will at least know "much allouf" police1 courts when he meets Jeffries. It's a cold day when he fails of arrest. Those "insurgents who still declare they like Mr. Taft have no right to complain. Mr. Taft is, now as still as a mouse. "UNCLE JOE" IS NO BLACK SHEEP Cannonism means the republican party, and there is no way of getting around this fact. To rid the country of Cannonism, it is necessary to deprive the republican membership of congress of the balance of power, and to replace a repub lican president with a democrat. Only a few words are necessary to place these statements beyond successful contradiction : When the Burleson resolution providing for the unseating of Speaker Cannon was introduced in the house on March 19 all but nine repub licans voted against it. By their votes all but nine of tho 219 republicans showed they were Cannon men to the extent that they were un willing to vote against him. So much for the republican membership of the house of representatives. As a body it is on record (Page 3190 of the Congressional Record) as standing for Gannonism. Now as to the last two standard bearers of the republican party : Ex-President Roosevelt, in a letter to James E. Watson of Indiana in 1906, said: "With Mr. Cannon as speaker, the house has accomplished a literally phenomenal amount of good work. It has shown a courage, good sense and patriotism such that it would be a real and serious misfor tune for the country to fail to recognize." President Taft has co-operated with Mr. Can nbn since the day he became president. Not long since, at a banquet in Washington, President Taft mentioned "Uncle Joe" as being in the Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Jackson group of statesmen. To all practical ends, therefore, Cannonism and present day republicanism are sysonymous. Cannonism dominates all but one-twenty-fourth of the republican party. This is the an swer we get by dividing 219, the total republican membership of the house, by 9, the number of republicans who voted to unseat Speaker Can non. Partisan republicans, by the use of pencil and paper, may verify our figures, but they can not disprove them. If Old King Menelik tried half as hard to die as the newspapers would have him he would have been a dead one long ere this. Tammany regards it as bitter sarcasm for any thoughtful person to thank it for having given New York City such a mayor as Gaynor. Unrepealed English law still gives English men the right to sell their wives. Why not to .sell', since in every country it is lawful to buy? The younger democrats of Nebraska are urg ing Mr. Bryan to be a candidate for the United States senate. The older heads are discreetly silent. Will Mayor Gaynor 's noisless Fourth extend so far as to put a ban on. Tammany oratory? Or has he already reduced the tiger to a speechless condition? Judicial authority in New York has ruled that the title to1 a seat in a street car belongs to the man who first gets it. The man who "saw it v. first" must look farther. The man who protests that the kiss of an ugly girl is as sweet as that of a pretty one, is a wise person. His compliment gets the first class, and the second rush to run him in error. If that tariff commission had only existed be fore the passage of the Payne-Aldrich law the president might shift some of the responsibility for that measure from his shoulders. The odd feature about those who talk about the trying position of holding public office is the reluctance witlrwliich they retire to private life. Possibly they fear that would be oven more trying. Some papers state that there has been a fall ing off of marriages in this country, on account of the high cost of living. What has become of that ancient history that two can live cjieaper than one? Professor Laughlin proposes to establish a new aristocracy of the simple life. Every man can start an aristocracy of that sort on his own In The Halls of Congress BY TAV. DELICACY IN INDIANA Managers of republican conventions and the framers of republican platforms 'have a delicate task this year. Walking on a pavement of price less fresh eggs without cracking a shell is like falling off a log compared with the tortuous course that wild-eyed, anxious republican man agers have to thread, especially in insurgent states or states where insurgency lias grown brave and is able to express itself. The Indiana convention, on the whole, did it rather well. Its platform hurrahs for Bevendge, which is good and which shows that the in surgents are in the saddle. It gives three cheers and a tiger for T. Roosevelt and a whisper for Taft. It is loud in its approval of an honest protective tariff, and mum as an oyster on the infamous Aldrich-Payne-Taft bill. On the whole, this is doing veiy well indeed, and it affords an excellent example for other republican conven tions, showing them how to become delicately ex pert in their prodigiously ticklish task of steer ing between the jagged rocks that fiercely thrust their ugly fangs up out of the channel at embarrassingly frequent intervals. Senator Beveridge must fight the democrats for re-election, and he must also fight those stal wart captains of the republican old guard, Hem enway and Watson. If Beveridge, a valuable in surgent, isn't re-elected, a democrat will take his place. There is no chance there for another Aldrichite to break into" the senate. POINTED PARAGRAPHS A! man's friends are no better or no worse than he deserves. There is more room at the top when the ele vator isn't running. Forced honesty is like a hothouse plant. It can't stand the cold. Soon the gay suburbanite will begin to raise blisters in his garden. More married men than old bachelors have been disappointed in love. There is something queer about the girl who can't be interested in a flirtation. Perhaps nothing worries a woman more than to have something to tell and no one to tell it to. We sometimes think the Lord created old maids for .the purpose of making married wo men envious. Women are supposed to be the slaves of fashion, but it's a mistake. Men are the real slaves, inasmuch as they have to pay the freight. Spocial Washington CortesDondcnce. WASHINGTON, D. C, April 12. Recalling that the corporation tax amendment was tacked on the Payne-Aldrich bill for the admitted pur pose of defeating inheritance or income tax leg islation, Representative Gilber M. Hitchcock of Nebraska, in a speech on the floor of the house which evoked great applause on the democratic side, charged that now that the corporation tax had "achieved its purpose, the plan is to emas culate and destroy the efficiency of the law it self." Within a half hour after Mr. Hitchcock had concluded his speech, his statement was to all practical ends verified when the republicans passed an amendment to the corporation tax law restricting the operation of its publicity feature. As passed, the corporation tax bill provided that the returns of corporations should be public; as amended by the house, the measure provides that the returns shall be open to inspec tion only upon the order of the president. As President Taft himself declared that the pub licity feature of the corporation tax was its best asset, the usefulness of the measure has been creatlv impaired, to say the least. And in the meantime the country has been cheated out of income tax legislation. "The defeat of the inheritance tax," said Rep resentative Hitchcock, "and the abandonment of the income tax was, in my opinion, a great na tional misfortune. There are many arguments why a graduated inheritance tax is a wise and just form of taxation. It has been approved and accepted by many of the great nations of the world. It is a tax upon wealth and not upon poverty; a tax upon property and not upon con sumption. It comes at a time when those who pay it are receiving property which others have earned or saved. It tends in a slight way to check the centralization of wealth. There is no doubt as to its constitutionality. "An income tax also falls upon wealth and not upon poverty. No valid argument has ever been made, or can be, against the income tax. It appeals to our reason and our sense of justice. It not only taxes men in proportion to their abil ity to .v. but also in proportion to the benefits they receive in living under a government of law and order, j "I fear, Mr. Speaker, we do not realize the in justice of our present system ot national taxa tion. Our tariff taxes, by which we raise sev oral hundred million dollars a A'ear, and our in ternal-revenue system, by which the remainder of our national revenue is raised, are both a tax on tho tinners that people use or consume. "They increase the cost of living. They fall heavily upon the poor, although hardly felt by the well-to-do. The poor-man with a large lam ily often pays more national taxes than the rich bachelor with no iamily, because the poor man and his family consume more. The poor man on a salary, the working girl, or the working wo man feels the national taxes in the shape of an increased cost of living. These taxes increase the cost of food, drink, clothes, houses, hard ware, furniture, carpets, shoes, glass, paints, and a thousand other things, including rent. "This system of raising money to support an army, navy and government has always seemed to me unjust, because it is like taxing the people of the country men, women and children so much per person, regardless of the benefits they receive from the government and regardless ot their ability to pay. "The income tax offered one means of reme dying this evil. Every democrat in congress and many progressive republicans were ready to insert an income tax' provision in the tariff law. In the senate the democrats and progres sive republicans developed an -outspoken and admitted majority in favor of an income tax. It became evident that such a provision would be incorporated in the tariff law unless extraordin ary measures were taken to prevent it. These extraordinary measures were taken by Presi dent Taft. "They came in the shape of a special mes sage from the president to congress on June loth of last year, recommending against incor porating an income tax in the tariff act, but in stead to incorporate a small tax on the net in comes of corporations. As a special reason for the passage of this act, President Taft urged that it would enable not only the government, but the public, to get an annual report from each corporation and thus secure full knowledge of the real business transactions, gains, and prohts of every corporation in the country. This, he said, would bo a valuable step toward the super vision and control ot the corporations. "The subterfuge was effective. The friends of the income tax in the senate found that enough votes had been won by the president's recommendation to make it impossible for them to incorporate the income tax clause in the tar iff act, and it was in that way cleieatecl. $y this same subterfuge also tho inheritance tax, which had been adopted by the house at the president's recommendation, was eliminated. That was less than ono year ago. What, now, has become of this device which was used to defeat not only the inheritance-tax but also the income tax? "The first thing that happened to it was that it was attacked in court, and within a few weeks we shall know whether the tax it imposes is constitutional or not. . "The next thing is this attack on its publicity provision. The proposed amendment will lock up the information given by the corporations so it shall only be made public upon order of the president himself. The president is given ex clusive information about corporations, which he can use, if desired, for political purposes. "I am not ready by killing the publicity clause to help this administration out of a hole. It has used its corporation tax law, and especially the publicity provision, as a weapon to kill the in come tax and the inheritance tax. I am not ready now to help it emasculate the corporation law by taking out of it the vital essential of publicity which the president at that time ad vised the house of representatives and the sen ate was the important consideration for its passage." MORNING SMILES Diner Is there any soup on the bill of fare? Waiter No, sir; there was, but I wiped it off. Mrs. Rangles I am always outspoken. Mr. Rangles And I am generally outtalked. A woman can keep on believing in her hus band just to be able to hope some day it will come true. Mistress Why did you leave your last place? New Cook ThJ missus was getting too inde pendent. Blobbs The suffragettes believe in the equal ity of women, don 't they ? Slobbs Not at all; they believe in the superi ority of women. Dentist Don't you think that you had better take gas? Patient No, I would rather have a toothache than pay the gas bill. "Why can't that prima donna sing more than twice a week?" "I don't, know," answered the impresario, "unless it's because she tires out her vocal chords arguing with me about salary." stums HkKKI jHHHH HaSI A PARTICULAR SEEVICE TOR PARTICULAR PEOPLE They aro pleased with our laundry work tho rest of course. Systematic, thorough, painstak ing work enables us to get your laundry work out tho day wo promiso it, and its quality is guaranteed. Givo us a trial or der. You'll not regret it. Arizona Steam Laundry PHONE 389 J. E. Merriam Building Contractor Building estimates promptly furnished Work guaranteed BOX 491 Office: Cornar Oak and Fl FRED W. 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Friend What on earth are you going to do with that painting' of yours? Dauber Can't you see? I'm rubbing a piece of raw meat over tho rabbit in the foreground. Mrs. Aishoddie will be here today, and when she sees her pet dog smell of that rabbit, she'll buy it. Lady (to applicant) Xcs I advertised for a maid of all work. Are you an early riser? Applicant Indade an Oi am, mum. At me lasht place Oi was up an' had breakfast ready an' the dishes washed an' put away an' all the beds made before anybody else in the house was up. Reverend Gentleman Do you know, my friend, that half the cases of cancer are caused by people smoking those foul, dirty, short, black clay pipes? Son of Toil And do you know, guvnor, but 'alf the black eyes are caused by folks not mind ing their own business? REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR Money goes such a long way in these times that it never can get back home again. A girl thinks you are making love to her when you ask how her mother's cold is. An ugly man seems to think he has some spe cial license to expect a pretty girl to marry him. A man who likes to argue gets maddest about it if he can't go on talking when it's all over. 'A fellow isn'i half as ashamed to admit to a woman that he went to a prize fight as he is to a man that he lost a bet on it. Stanley. Woodward Contractor and Builder , ESTIMATES PROMPTLY FURNISHED P. 0. BOX 14 Phone 1181 DR. E. H. SCHELL Hk Arizona's Leading fM Optician. HsP? TUCSON, ARIZONA Send broken glasses to be repaired oi duplicated. Next visit to Olobe in February When you drink Drink the best We serve it TheWhite House Saloon BROAD AND OAK BTREET 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 wlntn and summer. Refreshments of all kinds. Choice cigars, wlnsi and liquors. ANHEUSER-BUSCH BEER ALWAYS ON DRAUGHT. Cool dining room in connec tion. 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