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Daily Arizona silver belt. (Globe, Gila County, Ariz.) 1906-1929, April 26, 1910, Image 2

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Daily, by mail, ono 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
Entered at tho postof fico in Olobc, Ariz., as second-class mail.
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.
When fortune is on our side, popular favor
bears her company.
The rejection of the union high school idea by
a majority of the outside districts is simply a
fulfillment of tho prediction made by the Silver
Belt at the timo this move was started by a com
mittee from the chamber of commerce. The Sil
ver Belt pointed out the grounds upon which ob
jections would be based, and tho returns show
this paper was absolutely correct in its deduc
tions. In taking the stand at the time it did, the
Silver Belt believed that it would hasten action
along lines that would bo acceptable to tho peo
ple, and give to Globe at tho opening of the next
school year a high school building to bo paid for
by the taxpayers in school district No. 1.
But tho committee had hopes thajt the outside
districts, at least a majority of them, would join
with No. 1 and erect the union building and the
matter was allowed to go to the full limit. A
union with Copper Hill andMianri has also been
discouraged, and it is now up to Globe to assume
the entire responsibility or forego a high school
altogether. The overcrowded condition of the
grade rooms has made it necessary for the
school at the end of this term. If immediate ac
tion is, not taken, the high school will not be
opened next year.
It is important then that immediate steps be
taken looking toward a bond issue of sufficient
size to cover the expense of purchasing a lot and
building and equiping a high school. There is
considerable opposition to remodeling the old
central school building and using it for high
school purposes. It is claimed by seeming good
authority that tho architecture of the structure
will not permit of this and another objection,
which is even stronger, is that about 90 per cent
of the high school pupils reside east of Broad
street. The Silver Belt believes that $50,000 will
easily cover the expense of securing a lot and
constructing and equiping the building. It
would be good business sense if the school board
would ascertain the approximate cost of lot and
building, and then call for a bond issue to cover
this expense.
It is important that immediate action should
be taken. "When the board of sunervisors meet
to arrange a tax levy that percentage for higl
scnool maintenance will be omitted if no pro
vision is made for a school. Jf the people vote
the bond issue it will be an easy matter for the
trustees to secure a temporary room for the
high school classes pending the completion of
the new building, which should not be later than
January 1,
The question whether a woman shall be allow
ed to vote isn't entirely a question of their fit
ness to vote, for that can be demonstrated only
by giving them a chance to vote.
It isn't entirely a question of whether all of
them, a majority of them, or any of them, desire
to vote; though if a majority of them ardently
desired the ballot the fact would have a bearing
because they would get it very promptly. "When
northern administrators of "the states lately in
the rebellion" conferred tho suffrage on the ne
gro, nobody appears to have considered at all
whether tho negro cared about voting. That
was not a point to be deeply considered; for the
negro had been so used to not voting that he
had not had time or occasion to consider wheth
er he wanted to vote or not. The question sim
ply was whether the negro had a right to the
ballot, and that question was altogether aside
from the question whether he wanted the ballot.
It is much the same way with the question of
woman's suffrage.
The issue of woman's suffrage is simply a
question whether there is anything inherent in
manhood or womanhood that should make i
necessary to restrict the suffrage to men. That
leaves out of consideration, advisedly, the ques
tion whether women wish to vote, because they
are so used to not voting that it is not surpris
ing that comparatively few of them really know
whether or not they wish to vote. It also leaves
out of consideration, advisedly, the question of
wnouier tlioy are htted to vote, because it would
not be surprising if many of them lacked the
training essential to an intelligent use of the
ballot, in view of the fact that having no votes,
they haven't had occasion to acquire that train
ing. Very likely if they were given the ballot
they would bo as anxious to vote as men nvn.
Undoubtedly if they were given the ballot it
would be but a short time before women were
as well qualified to vote as men, if they are not
as well qualified already.
Women vote already in four states "on the
same terms as men. In those states nothing
very remarkable lias Happened. The woman vote
unquestionably is an impulse toward better
things. In "many respects its use is governed by
a clearer vision of the objectives of human
progress than is the man vote. In some respects,
perhaps, it is not used quite so well; because as
yet women haven't had much encouragement to
study large affairs. The fears of opponents of
woman's suffrage that it will ruin womankind
are not justified by the results in Colorado, Ida
ho, Wyoming arid Utah. Neither are the hopes
of those who expect woman's suffrage to bring
on the millennium m a minute.
Whether or not women should vote isn't likely
to be so absorbing a question from now on as
when women will begin to vote. The question
whether they ought to vote is either proved in
the affirmative or begged by those who protend
to prove the contrary. The fear of harm to so
ciety from the votes of women is absurd. The
fear of harm to womankind from contact with
public affairs is equally absurd, as anybody must
admit who knows of the present innumerable
activities of women in public affairs even now
that they have no votes.
price here and in Canada to a level by abolish
ing the tariff at the frontier. If the beef trust
makes meat costly, admit in competition the
product of other countries. In this country the
number of people is fewer than double that of
cattle, while in Argentine there are six cattle
for every human inhabitant; but our laws tell
us that every advantage of that food wealth
must go elsewhere, and our own people be lef
at the 'mercy of the beef trust.
"But the most flagrant robbery of our people
by the custom house, for the benefit of favored
interests, is in the operation of Schedule K, wool
and woolens, which President Taft declared to
be indefensive. It is full of jokers and other
iniquities, andjias much to do with the high cost
of living, to all who wear woolens, or who w&uld
wear them if not forced to the use of inferior
In The Halls of Congress
'uosdsiy, April 26, 1910,
On the same day Milwaukee went into the
hands of the socialists and an American heiress
married an American man. These experiments
will serve to keep general interest alive for some
time to come.
If Roosevelt succeeds in not commenting on
the promised retirement of Senator Aldrich, ho
will certainly have proved himself greater than
the man who taketh a city.
An Oshkosh woman has secured a divorce on
the ground that her husband took only four
baths a year. The wonder is that she waited a
year to find out.
Aldrich has seen the writing on the wall, and
if Cannon would stop puffing awhile maybe the
smoke would clear away enough so he could see
it, too.
It's awfully hard to believe that the man who
found the goods on you made the discovery by
Matrimony is about the only thing that will
take all the conceit out of a silly woman.
But somehow we can't help but wonder
'Aldrich isn't merely a sacrifice.
little cold nerve will get a man a bigger
reputation for ability than a head full of brains.
Import duties are no more and no less than a
tax. The people are paying this tax in the form
of increased prices of foodstuffs, clothing and
rents. The tax thus paid does not all go to the
government, but principally to .the coffers of the
tariff trusts. '
In a notable address at Columbia university
to the Academy of Political Science, A. B. Far
quhar, a prominent manufacturer, gave the
above clear-cut definition of the word "protec
tion." "Whether for good or for ill," declared this
economic student, "the tariff tax is actually a
tax, and it is treating the people unfairly to
deny, disguise, or conceal its actual effect in in
creasing the living expenses of the great mass
of our citizens the consumers of protected
"It is estimated that in 1903 the cost of living
was nearly 12 per cent higher than it would have
been without a tariff. Hence, calculating that
the average family consumed $941 worth of sup
plies per annum, its increased payment on ac
count of the tariff was $111. Of this $111, $16.50
Avent into the government collections, and $94.50
went to the trusts in higher prices. Of this
$94.50, $9.25 was on woolens, more than $17 on
other clothing, $0.25 on furniture, $4.25 on beef
and mutton and pork, $10.25 on building materi
als and so on.
"Since the scale of average prices rose G2 per
cent between 189G -and 1910, while the rise in
free trade England was but 27 or 29 per cent, it
is significant that our protective tariff must
have played an important part in making the
"The true fight for us is not against the ex
istence of corporations, but against their abuses.
Let them keep their legitimat profits, but take
away the exorbitant profits we pour into their
laps by a tariff tax for their benefit; in a word,
remove or greatly reduce the import duties on
trust-made articles.
'Tf eggs are unduly dear, or butter, because
Special Washinctoo CorrcsDondrnce.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 25. "The re
cent democratic victory in the Rochester, N. Y.,
district, is of no national importance. It was
wholly a local affair. Our committee took no
notice of the fight."
This declaration by Representative McKinley
of Illinois, chairman of the republican congres
sional committee, is typical of the political blind
ness of many of the standpatters. Even as they
are being driven back and out of public life, they
deny absolutely that such is the case.
Cases in point are those of Senator Aldrich
of Rhode Island, Senator Hale of Maine, and
Representative Lowden of Illinois, all of whom
have announced that they will not accept re
election. Senator Hale made the fight of his life
that he might remain in the senate, but finding
sentiment in his state was hostile, he announced
that he would not be a candidate for re-election.
Until within the last month, Senator Ilale has
scoffed at the idea that he could not control his
own state. As early as 1908 it was clearly ap
parent to all save Hale himself that his persist
ent representation of special interests, his in
difference to public welfare and his arrogant
disregard for public opinion had aroused in his
state a sentiment of such extreme hostility that
it could not be suppressed.
Notwithstanding Aldrich 's announcement, his
opponents here say they do not credit his state
ment, viewing it as intended for political effect
and not made in good faith. If the next Rhode
Island legislature is republican, many believe
Aldrich will permit himself to be re-elected, al
though for the sake of appearance he may de
clare that such action was against his wishes.
Tf the next Rhode Island legislature should hap
pen to be democratic, Aldrich will denly that it
was a personaldefeat in all probability, explain
ing that he was not a candidate for re-election.
IBetween now and the fall elections the public
may expect to hear of many standpat republi
cans declining re-nominations. It is said two
or three members of the houso will do so within
the next few days. This may be accepted as an
indication of the breaking up of the republican
party. The authentic figures of the recent
Rochester, N. Y., election, have now been re
ceived, and they go a. long way in explaining
wiry a republican standpatter would be justified
in refusing to accept renomination :
The party which is absolutely jn control of
the government of the United States is as abso
lutely controlled by interests which look upon
the people of the United States as material for
The spectacle isn't pretty or encouraging, and
it will be small wonder if it leads to serious
consideration of the question whether govern
ment by parties is quite the best form of govern
ment imaginable.
Government by parties has had a full chance
to show what it can do ; and the fruits of that
opportunity are Rockefeller, Carnegie, Morgan,
Taft, Aldrich, Cannon, the infamous Aldrich-Payne-Taft
tariff bill and widespread suffering
from high cost of living accompanied by a very
restricted enjoyment of rich pickings from ex
cessive profits, with the growing menace of pau
perism and crime underneath it all.
The kind of progress which has come out of
government by parties, clearly, is a kind which
tho Rockefellers and the Morgans enjoy very
much more than do the Hobbses and Smiths and
The only kind of progress at all encouraging
to the common or garden variety of people is
that kind which has come when partisanship has
been flung to the winds and public officials, obey
ing willy or nilly the irresistible force of out
raged public sentiment, have made small raids
upon the preserves of special privilege and cap
tured slight gains for the plain people.
The longest step ahead yet taken was that in
volved in chasing Speaker Cannon out of the
house committee on rules and making that com
mittee elective by the house membership. That
step was taken only when a minority of the re
publican congressmen joined with the democrat
ic minority to do it. Thereby the "insurgents"
became traitors to their party, as the majority
of that party construes it; yet it was only by be
ing traitors to their party that they could be
faithful to the people. Such an alliance would
no have been possible five years ago and that it
is possible now is highly encouraging, chiefly
because it shows a drift away from government
by parties.
The removal of Cannon from the committee
on rules was a triumph of patriotism over par
tisanship. The packing of the new committee with men
amenable to the interests was a triumph of par
tisanship over patriotism.
By party rule a new tyranny has arisen, more
viel and more dearly than any before in history
because it comes masquerading as democracy.
If the pending problems in this country all
of which are parts of the one big problem of
whether privilege or people shall rule the nation
could be grasped fairly and considered solely
on their merits, they would be settled in a jiffy.
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"I can.'t get along with that cook."
"But have you tried diplomacy, my dear?"
"I have. Today I handed the minx her passports."
Havens Aldridge
(Dem.) (Rep.)
Rochester city 18,389 14,043
Country towns 6,419 4,344
Total 24,808
Havens' plurality, 5,831.
Plurality of republican candidate in 1908
Total change in votes 15,998.
Democratic gain in totals 1,950,
Republican loss in totals 14,04S
"He's a queer fellow."
'"What makes you think so?"
"Somebody gave him a silver match box for
Christmas and he still keeps his matches in it."
He It looks to me as if McCrabbe intends to
discharge the butler.
She How much nicer it would be if the butler
could discharge McCrabbe.
Crawford Don't you miss the theater, living
out here in this one-horse town?
Suburbs "Why, man, we see plays here that
you never see in New York.
Arizona's Leadlnz
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jt vr iL.ldli
Send broken glasses to be repaired 01
duplicated. Next visit to Globe in
a can opener is
Success means hard work, and so does the lack
of it.
It's difficult to convince girls that marriage is
a failure.
Better marry a girl who whistles than one
who whines.
In tho hands of a woman
mightier than a sword..
A boy's idea of a hero is one who licks an
other boy a size larger.
He's a poor man who wastes his time and
neglects his opportunities.
Lend a man money once and he will not re-
tuso to let you do it again.
A girl doesn't need a reason for getting mar
ried. All she asks is a chance.
A bachelor may have more money than he
knows what to do with, but a married man nev
er has.
It may be belter to have loved and lost than
never to have loved at all yet both have their
XL s iqj iu ;i until tu uu uii inn yiiaru WJIC11 a
Mrs. De Swell (sarcastically) Your husband
has never spent any time traveling through Eu
rope, has he?
Mrs. Plainface No, John has never been in
When you
Drink the
We serve it
The White House
The Rev. Dr. Putemtosleep Deacon Good
leigh walked right out of the church in the mid
dle of the sermon. I wonder if I offended him?
. Mrs. Goodleigh Don't let that worry you,
doctor. He has been a somnambulist for vears.
"All I got for my trouble was a 'thank you,' "
said the .man who begrudges friendly effort.
"You're lucky, 'i replied the billionaire. "I'm
expected to say 'thank you' to people who find
me a suitable method of giving my money
woman begins to lower her voice. She is nre-
a cold storage trust controls them, bring the I paring to ask a favor.
"I am satisfied with your account of my dis
covery," declared the scientist.
"I told you that it would be impossible to ex
aggerate the importance of this discover'?"
"AVell?" said the reporter.
"You didn't try."
Holmes You Ye
got a Morris
chair at vour
house, I suppose?
Ilenpeck Yes.
Holmes Great for comfort; don't you enjoy
nenpeck T do when I get a chance, but Mar
tha's cat usually beats me to it.
We serve only the
Best Wines
Liquors and
Make this your
headquarters .
Bankers' Garden
The Finest Resort in Globe
Popular with 11 dasaei winter
and summer. Refreshments of
til kinds. Cholct cigars, wines
sad Uquori.
Cool dining room In connec
tion. Regular meals and cold
lunches at all hours. Order for
prorate dinners In advance.

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