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THE COPPER ERA Friday, October 6, 1911 I Mineral Application No. 015360 Survey No. 2937 United Slate Land Office, Phoenix, AJizotia, Sept. latb. 111. Notice is hereby (riven that in pursuance of the Act of Congress approved May It, 1872, the Arizona Copper company, a corporation, incor porated under the laws of the Territory of Ari zona, whose post office address is Clifton, Ari T-iooa, byC W. Beck, Its attorney-in-facUwbose MNt office address is Clifton, Arizoua, has made application for a patent for the Eagle No. 2 lode situate in the Copper Mountain Miuingr dia telei. county of Greou.ee, (formerly Graham) Territory of Arizona. In noHurveyed sec 16, twp 4 a. & We. described as follows tow it: ttecinninr at cor o 1 whence U SaM M No 4 Wars 8 84 dec; 48 min E 2115 8 ft thence N 84 deg 32 min W 69.96 ft to cor No theucc N IS deg 15 mtu W 2Z141 tocor No 3; thence 3 84 deg 21 min B &9.M ft t cor No 4; thence S 13 deg 15 min E Si. 14 ft to cor No 1 the place of beginning. Adjoining and conflicting claims as shown by ib plat of surrey are the Liverpool lode lot No 41; in uex mudu mue sur rto aiq.buu toe Eagle lode snr No 1127. S-JHSt Frank H. Parker, Register Mineral Application No.015361 Survey No. 2938 . Culled States Land Office, Phoenix, Arizona, ' Seat. IStb, 191 L Ne-Uce is hereby given that in pursuance of tfee Act of Congress approved May 10, 1872, the Arizona Copper company a corporation. incor porated under the law of the Territory of Ari- smul whose pot) to nice address is Clifton, Arl- zoaa, by C. W. Beck, its attorney-in-fact, whose post office address is Clifton, Ariz., has made application for a patent for the Cnioi lode situ ate In the Copper Mountain Mining district. County of Greenlee (formerly Graham) Terri tory of Arizdiia, in uusurveyed sec J6 t p 4s, R 29e, described as follows, towlt: Beginning at eor No 1 whence V SLMNo 1654 bears N 80 deg 21 mm E 1873 ft thenee S 13 deg IA tain B 114.7 ft to cor No 2; (hence 6 78 v 09 miu W 189.16 ft to cor No 3; thence N 13 4 IS min W 114.7 ft to cor No 4; theuce N 78 4egQ9 min B 189.16 ft to eor No 1 the place of beginning. Adjoining and conflicting claims as showu by - the plat of survey are the Argyle lode sur No UMa, and the Loudon and lloodoo ljdes sur No 1 830 A. ' That portion of said Union lode in conflict with the Hoodoo lode sur No 1U30A as shown bv the plat of survey la hereby excluded from this -application. Frank H. Parker, 9-22 9t Uegister. Mineral Application No. 015362 Survey No. 2939 United States Land Oflice, Phoenix, Arizona. Beat 13. 191L ; Nattcels hereby given that in pursuance oi ,, tAe Act of Congres approved May 10, 1872, the ArLzoaa Copper company a corporation incor porated under the laws of the Territory of Ari zona, whose postofflce address is Ctiftou, Ari zona, by C. W. Beck, iuattomey-Ju.facUwnose postoacw address Is Clifton, Arizoua, has made application for a patent for the Nelson and Com stock lodes, situate in the Copper Mountain Mining district, bounty ofUreeulee (formerly Graham) Territory of Arizoua. in unsurveyed sacs 9 and 16, twp 4s, R 2e, described as fol- wa, towit: NELSON LODE sginning at cor No 1 whence USLM No i6M bears south 33 deg 33 min 1042.7 ft thence ci 6 dec 32 min W 666.8 ft to cor No 2: thence N M dug 36 miu E 142.3 ft to cor No 3; t lie me 8 9 dear 82 min 666.8 ft tocor No. 4; theuce S 64 deg 36 min w 1422.3 ft to cor No 1, the place of beginning. COM3T0CK LODE , Beginning at cor No 1 whence C 8 L M No 16MbearaSS9 deg 12 sain vv 1138.1 ft thence N 9 deg 32 min W 910.72 ft tocor No 2; theuce N Vg 28 min 15 600 ft to cor No 3; thence S 9 deg 32 sain E 910.74 ft tocor No 4; thence S 80 deg 2 min W 600 ft to cor No 1 the place of beginning. Adjoining and conflicting lode as shown by (he plat of survey re the Iriquois, Mohawk, California and Bunker Hill lodes unsurveyed ibe Capper King and Copper JCiug No 2 lodes sur No 1792A; Napoleon lode sur No 1654A; the Dera lode lot No 72; and the First North Exten sion of the Clay lode sur No 576. Frank H. Parker, -24 9t " Register. Minerai;Application No. 015363 Survey No. 2U40. Baited 8 tales Laud Office, Phoenix, Arizona, 04L IS. 1911. Hotice is hereby given that in pursuance oi the Act of Congress approved May 10, 1872, the Arizoua Copper company a corporation incor porated under the laws of the Territory of Ari zona, whose postoffice address is Clifton, Ari zona, by C. W. Beck, its attorney-in-fact, whose postoffice address is Ctiitou, Arizoua. has made application for a patent for the Edinburgh lode situate la the Copper Mountain Mining district. County of Green: j (formerly Graham) Terri tory of Arizona, lu unsurveyed sec 16, twp 4s, ft 2e. described as follows, towit: Beginning at cor So 1 whence C S M M No 4 boars 8 52 deg 25 min E 2387 ft thence N 84 deg 45 sain If 456.7 ft to cor No 2; thence N 5 deg 56 sola E 154 ft to cor No 3; thence 8 84 deg 45 min K 4W.7 ft to cor No 4; thence S 5 deg 56 min W 154 ft to eor No 1 the place of beginning. . Adjoining and conflicting claime as shown by -the plat of survey are the London and Butler lodes sur No 103QA aud the Eagle lode sur No HC- Krank H. Parker. 9S9l Register. Mineral Application No. 015364 Surrey No. 2941 Ceiled atates Land Office, Phoenix. Arizona. Sept. 13. 1911. Notice is hereby given that iu pursuance of the Act of Congres.ap proved May 10. 1872, the Arizona Copper company, a corporation incor porated under the laws of the Territory of Ari ses, whose postoraeo address Is Clifton. Ari- wm, mj . dcliu iu iiurney-iu-iaci, wnose postoBBce address is Clifton, Arizona, has made application for a patent for the Palmers to u lode aivoate In the Copper Mountain miuiug district, County of Greenlee, (formerly Graham) Terri tory of Arizona, in unsurveyed sec 9, twp 4s, It 2ye. described as follows, towit: Begiuniug at cor No 1 whence USLM No 1654 bears S 20 deg 57 min E 24S&7 ft thence N 70 deg 94 miu "W 19.29; ft to (tor No 2; thence N 18 deg 24 uifu E 1155.05 ft to cor No 3; thence 8 70 ag 54 miu HI 27 .83 ft .to cor No 4; thence S 18 deg 19 miu W 596.25 ft to cor No 5; theuce S 19 deg 22 min W 558.75 ft to cor No I the place of beginning. - Adjolniug aud conflicting claims as shown by 1 the plat of survey are the Copper Queen and Copper Klug lodes sur No 1792A, the - First Nona Extension of the Clay lode sur No 576; fhe Btv kborH and Oneida lodes sur No 1033A I aud the fioga lode unsurveyed. 9-22t Frank H. l'arker, Register. nXSo.ioj sseuisnq snoAJBiv 'AH 'AttWlOO Sqi 0)U SB9tX U. . so )q oifi eartpojjni 03 Dijojiwd pa AUin JO OAD-AOdM) JOJ Notice of Sheriff Sale Under and -by virtue of an order of sale issued out of the district court of the Fifth judicial district of the Territory of Arizona. In and for the County of Greenlee, directed to the sheriff or any constable of Greenlee county, Arizona, on the 18th day of Aueust. 1911, duly attested by the clerk of the said district court, wherein John K. Ersklne, Jr., plaintiff; recovered a judgmeut against New England & Clifton Cop per Co. of Arizona, a corporation, defendant, for the sum. of igbt thousand two hundred eighty six dollars and ninety eight cents (98, 286.8), principal, with interest thereon from the 17th day of April, A. D. 1911, at the rate of 6 per cent per annum, together with the sum of forty dollars and ninety cents (940.90) costs and disbursements, at the date of said judgment and accruing costs, (clerk's 92.55). And where as said judgment also established a lien upon certain premises of the said defendant, for the foreclosure of yhe said lien. and for the issuauce of au order of sale upon the following describe J property, towit: Those certain mines aud mining claims lo cated in the Grdenlee Gold Mountain mining district', in the county of Greenlee. Territory of Arizona, the names of said mines and mining claims together with the book and pages where iu the location notices (wherever amended lo cation notices have been filed the book and pages of the last amended location notice is given) thereof are recorded In the Couuty Graham, Territory of Arizona, in the record i mines, is as follows: Name Book Page Alice Winufred (8 44 Antic turn 13 488 Black Mastadon 10 473 Blue-Jay 10 66-67 Boston No. 1 14 223 -2 14 ' aa4 ' 3 14 226 " ft 18 ys 6 14 228 M 7 14 229 " 8 14 338 " 9 14 839 Famous 15 147 Fire Fly , 19 8 Golden Gate '9 w Green Treen . X W 138 Good Boy 11 403 Guigante 9 811 Grand View 15 588 No 2 15 687 Aidden View 15 615 High Roller 10 ' 258 High View 13 142 Uecksher 12 221 Brat 15 Vi Buckeye 13 49 Bullion annex . 17 .? Central 14 Companion No 1 13 " 2 13 Copper Bulliou Copper 14 Copper Verde 14 Consolidated No l 9 " 2 11 10 M 3 II 10 "4 11 11 " a 13 77 Copper Chief 12 220 Copper Wedge 11 210 Defiance 14 55 No 2 19 B "8 18 40 " y 4 14 194 Dividend 15 281 Eclipse 16 28 Evolntor 12 298 Euclalre 18 26 Eagle 15 13 v Fraction 15 5iu ' Olivette 14 39 Oliver 17 155 Paramour 13 I4t Perplexity No 1 16 2i5 2 16 245 Republic 14 289 Rich Hill 11 278 Regulation 10 93 Raven is 112 Ross well 1-4 222 Red Rock 15 591 Royal C 15 mi Solid Copper 14 286 Summit No 1 18 145 " 2 13 140 3 13 147 44 4 13 148 Indiana 18 3t0 Last Spike 14 213 LeoC 15 50 Monto Carlo 14 2H7 Amended Mistdug Link 8 453 Mt Vernon No 1 13 144 2 16 3U5 8 15 in Mansfield 9 476 ' " No 2 13 168 ' 3 13 J69 Medler 15 145 Missing Link Extension 17 156 Mansion Fraction 15 618 Maine 10 96 Maine Fi action 10 417 Nevada ft 457 ' North Field 13 141 November 11 ,43 No 2 13 108 North Star 18 16 Newark 18 28 New York 10 419 Ollie 2 . 154 Summit No 6 13 149 " 6 13 150 Standard 9 312 Spectator I on lu 85 Sharpshooter 16 1 Tony 18 27 Top Notch 10 93 Thunder Mt No 1 15 356 . " 2 LS 357 Tom Reed 15 507 Twin Kids 15 512 Verde Annex 17 iSo X Ray 18 248 New Jersey 10 418 Tom H v 15 519 Virgie Queen ' 12 92 Triangulate 17 218 Rye Notice Is hereby given that on Saturday the 28th day of October A D 1911; at the hour ot two o'clock p m of said day at the front uoor of the court house of Greenlee county. Territory of Arizona, at Clifton in said .'county and territory 1 will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash, cold coiu of the United States. all the right, title aud interest of the New England and Clifton Copper company of Ari zona, a corporation, In and to the above de scribed property, mines and mining claims, to satisfy said execution aud all costs. Given under my haud this Kith day of Sep tember A D 1911. I. B. ENGLISH. 9-22 St . sheriff of Greenlee bounty, Ariz. No Substitute. Interest in art, letters and arohltee (1 re, uccesa in business politics and feudal lite, loyalty to clubs, creeds and rituals will not satisfy the soul's na tive thirst for God. There are no sub stitutes for God. Rev. A. Petty, Oon STegationalist, Springfield, Mass. ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION . OF THE LA ADARGAS MINES OF MEXICO, LIMITED KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS That we. the iinderaiened. have this dav as aoriated ourselves tceether for the miroose of forming a corporation under and pursuant to the laws of Arizona, aud for that purpose do hereby adopt Articles of incorporation, as fallows: ARTICLE I The name of this corporation shall be LA ADARGAS MINES OF MEXICO, LIMITED. ARTICLE II Thp nrifiHn1 nlsoe of business of this cor- nnratinn shall he at CI if ton. Greenlee County, Arizona, and Its principal place or places of business, outsme or Arizona, snau ue nt Pako. Couiitv of El Pnso. State of Texas, whiih Inttr nlfLre meetings of incorporators, stockholders aud directors may be held aud all business transacted, and the ccrporation may have such other onices as the uoaru Directors may provide. A RTICLR III of The general nature of the business proposed transacted by this corporation is w mu.e con tracts; to purchase, lease, bond, option, locate, or otherwise acquire, owu.exchange, sell or other wise dispose of pledge mortgage, by pothecate ri in minpR . minin? claims, mineral lands, coal and oil lauds, timber lands and real estate, water and water richts. and to ex- tact any and all minerals, oils and gas there from aud deal iu the products ana oy-prouucis thereof; to purcnae, lease, or otnerwise u qulre. erect, own, operate, or sell smelting and ore reduction works, oil refineries, saw mills and power plants, to do a general real estate innnnfiu'tiirinir and mercantile business: tx nwn handle and coutroi shares of its own capital stock and that of other com r-anies or corporations in auy sibic ui vuuuttj, nu vntp anv Ktoek owned bv it the same as a natural person might do; to appoint agent or agents and representatives to represent aud to manage mines anu oiuer pruperucs v my fiuivM in Uexfna and in corporations therein of which it has or may have acquired stock; to uEna hnrdN iintcR. debentures and other evi dences of indebtedness aud secure the same by mortgage, deed 01 trust or otnerwise, 10 hnrmw anri loan mouev for the busiuessof the company and iu general to do all the tilings necessary or proper iu inucuuuuui ui mt- uuai ness of this corporation iu Arizona, Texas. New Mexico. Mexico and elsewhere not in con sisteut with the Ihws ot sal a stales or countrie ARTICLK IV Th aiithnrfcprf amount of the capital stock nf thfa fnrnnratinn shall be One Hundred ThniKAnd (Sinu.oito.DO) Dollars, divided into One Thousand shares of the par value of One Hundred (8100.00) Uollars eacn. At sucn times as the Board of Directors may by resolution direct, said capital stock shall be paid into this corporation, either in cash or by the sale and irau s re r to ii 01 mines, rem ur toiswijoi rtT Rharen of stock of another company, con tracts, services, or oiuer vmuaui U1 Ihtnir fnr- Iho liafR and PtirPOseS Of SBla COr- mmitinn. In nmeut ior which shares of the capital stock of this said corporation may be issued and tne capital siock so iwsueu sunn D.Armut n anrl thorViV tweome aud IK! fullv naiA 11 n ni nvn.aMHHfiKablp. and the iudeiuent of the Board of Directors or Managing officers i in thA valiif nf thH richts. nrooerU. stock and services purchased as aforesaid, shall be conclusive. ARTICLE V The time of the commencement of this corpo. ratinn whail h the date of the tilinc of a certi fied copy of these Articles of Incorporation in th nffiM of rh Auditor of Arizona, and the termination thereof shall be twenty-five years thereafter, with tne privilege 01 reuewai aw pru- viaed uy law. ARTICLE VI The affairs of this corporation shall be con ritir-tMi hv a Roard of Directors, and the fol lowing named 'shall constitute the Board of UirevlOrs UUUl lUClt suwcssinfl T R lnhnMin. L. H. Davis. Holland W. Mil ler and Ella Johnson. Thereafter the lioard nrnirartnni hall be elected from amoncr th tnnhhnlders at the annual stockholders' meet ing to be held at El Paso, Texas, or such other place as the By-Laws may direct, on the first Mondav in May of each year. The officers of said corporation, until their succesfors are Alcuitori shall bf: T. B 'Johnson, President: L. H. Davis, Vice President; Ella Jobusou, Secretary and Tiea- surer. ARTICLE VII The Board of Directors shall have power to adopt aud amend By-Laws, ior me novern ma,.t nt ihP nnrnnrntinn. U fill vacancies OO onrriniriii th Board from anv caii-ne. curt to committee wun an powcis gmiuc" unci. tors in these Articles A KTH LK V 111 The hiffht p mount of indetenes s or liablll tv h nFrnniinoont tn which tbiscorDora lion is at anv time to subject itself shall be Thirty Thousand (J30.000.00) Dollars. Th tirivtn rrnirif or the stockholders and nmrwra nf thin ornoratioo. shall be foiever exempt from corporate aeots oi auy kiuu wum- soever, , AtanT stockholders' meetiug of this corpo ration stock may be voted by proxy, iv witness WHERKOF. we have hcrenti to set out hands and seals, this Twenty-eighth day of August, A. U- wii. .. H. Iavis, (Seal) Ella Johnaoii (Seal) THE 8TATE OKTKXAS; f'O IT NT Y OK Kl rASVJ Before me. W. E. 0' Brieu, a Notary Public in and for said County and 8tate. on thia dar nersonallr aopeared T. B. Johnson, I- II. Davis aud Klla Johnson, of El Paso, Texas to me known to lie the persons who subscribed to the foregoing instrument, and acknowledg ed to me that tbey executed the same for the purposes aud consideration therein expressed oii-en under mv hand and seiil of (Seal) office, this 2Sth day of Auynst. A. D. 1911 a Kotarv Public. El Paso County. Texas Mt commission will expire on the 1st day of July A. v. lyia. RECORDERS OKFICE1 Greenlee County, Arix.j Filed for record the 7 day of Sept- 1911 at a o'clock a. m . and recorded in Book one. Incor porations, on page 5 to 7 Inc. at the request of Li. a . uavis. JNO. C BURKE. County Recorder. (Seal) LE OP TIMBEtt. District N'n. 3, Albll querque. New-Mexico. August 31. 1911. Sealc bids marked outside, "Bid Timber Sale. Gen eral Notice, August 15. 1911." addressed to the District Forester, Albuquerque, New Mex ico, will be received up to and including the 7th day of Octorber, 1911, for all or any part of tne mercnauiaoie aeaa timrjer Slano ug or aown ana ail or any part oi tne live umoe ' marked for cutting by tl.e Forest Officers, on a designated area ot about 38b ac es located ap proximately in Sectious lo and 22 T. 9 N.. R. 2tt E.. G. & S. R. M., surveyed lund within the Apache National Forest. Arizona, estimated to be l.oon.oon feet B. M. of ve low Dine, while flr. and Douglas tir sawtimber more or less. No bid of ies than $2.60 per thousand feet B. M. will be considered and a deposit of 200 must be sent to the First National Bauk, Albuquerque, New Mexico, with each bid submitted to the district forester. Tlraberuoon valid claims Is exempted from sale. The right to reject any and all bids is reserved. For further informa tion governing sales, address Forest Supervisor. Apache National Forest, Springerville, Arizona. Theodore S. Woolsey J. Acting District For ester. ) 8-5t Mineral Application No. 014988. Survey No. 2s85 Untted States Land Omce, Phoenix, Arizona, uly 27, 1911. Notice is hereby given that iu pursuance o the Act of Congress approved May 10. 1872, The Arizona Copper Company, a corporation in corporated uuder the laws of the Territory of Arizona. wbo;e Poslonice address is Clifton, Arizona, by C. W. Beck, its attornev-in-fact. whose Postoffice address is Clifton, Arizona, has made application (or 0 patent for the Putito Blanco lode, situate in the Copper Mountain Mining District, Couuty of Greenlee, (formerly Graham) Territory of Arizona, in Sees. 22 aud 21, unsurveyed, T. IS., R. 29 "E. described as follows, to-wit; Beginning at Cor. No. 1, whence Cor. to Sees. 13, H. 23 and 24, T. I S R. 29 E. bears N. 73 deg. 4S' 50" E, 4922.6 ft., thence. S. 05 deg. 04' E. fiuo to Cor. No. 2; them e S. 84 d.rg. 5fi' W. l l-: ft to Cor No. 3; thence, N. 05 deg. 04' W. lioo fu to Cor. No. 4; thence, N. H4 dec 50' E. 1499 II. to Cor. No. 1, the place of beginning;. Adjoining and ciinflicting cluims as shown bv the plat of survey are the (jladlntor. Bt. Bridget nd Anita lodes, unsurveyed. and the Cinderella placer nusilrveyed. Fbamk 11. P.vaaica, 8-ll-9t Register. Forfeiture Notice To "The Monte Cristo Mining Company, ", a corporation organized and existing under the laws of Ari zona, its officers agents, successors and assigns, and all persons claiming any right, title or interest iu and to the hereinafter described mining claim by, through or undersaid "The Monte Cristo Mining Company," a corporation, and to all others whom it may concern : You are hereby notified that 1 have expended Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars, of which sum One Hundred (8100.00) Dollars was expended during and for each of the years 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909 and 1910, in labor and improvements upon the "SOUTHERN BELLE" lode mining claim, situate in the Copper Moan tain Milling District, County of Greenlee (formerly a part of the County of Graham) Territory of Arizona, the notice of location of which is duly recorded in Book 1 2, Records of Mines, at page 269, in the office of the County Recorder of said Graham County, and an amend ed notice of location of which is duly recorded in Book 21, Records of .Mines at page 121, in the office of the Couuty Recorder of said Gra ham County, in order .to hold said claim under the provisions of Sec tion 2324 of the Revised Statutes of the United States and the amend ments thereto concerning annual labor upon mining claims, being the amount required to hold said mining claim for said five years, namely. 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909 and 1910. And if, within ninety days after the publication of this notice, you fail or refuse to contribute your propor tion of such expenditure as a co owner, your interest in said mining claim will become the property of the subscriber, your co-owner, who has made the required expenditure by the terms of said section. Dated at Metcaif, Greenlee County, Arizona, this ninth day of June, 1911. Peter B. Scotland Date of first publication June 16, t 1 lit Not Really a Hard Task. It Is said that It Is more than prob able that the committee Investigating the steel trust will make "an effort" to secure the attendance of Mr. Roose velt. But no "effort" la necessary, since all that te needed. Is a sub poena. FrobaDly an invitation to tne former president to come before the committee and tell all he knows about the steel trust's permitted absorption of the Tennessee Coal and Iron com- pany, would accomplish the desired result. A subpoena eertalnly would. Why talk about making "an effort?" The 'Falsity of "Protection." . . Should protection make one honest campaign under true colors, announdiui Its nurpoae u a measure to give -the ateel trust. the cotton and woolen goods trusts, the implement trust and all other trusts more for their goods than they are worth abroad, It would be burled In a deep grave, f&oe downward, with no other urn era at the funeral taan tne en riched beneficiaries who had grown and were growlna; corpulent through. DfUerintT the public under the anam and guise of protecting the pabltc The awakening ewldenoed In tne re cent election does not Indicate an Im poverishment: of .'the people, but It evidences am Indignant public's com ing Into an .InleUlgeat understanding of the real! purpose and results ot modern pcojtectlon. It becoming a recognised ;fact thast .equitable govern ment and protection are Incompati ble, and that vitality! in the one worka the extinguishment of the other. Protection means I donation of one man's earnings to stnother man's en rlohment, and the discrimination la the same whether 'the donation be 10 per eent. or 26 per cent., hence there is no such thing aa scientific adjust ment of schedules unless It be con struction of a sctaame for scientific methods of graft. Any movement. therefore, for readjustment of tariff amh ed tiles from the standpoint of pro tection is a more to perpetuate graft in some degree. Arm a Letter from U. B. Kelly to a.Miscaber of Congress. Inconsistent. The government's prosecution of the lumber trust is based on the theory that the alleged "Combination in re straint of trade" has made prices un duly high. It is, therefore, by the government's contention, an "unrea sonable restraint" within th rule Just declared by Chief Justice .White. The motive of the prosecution. Is ad mirable. But the government's (right eous zeal to prevent the trust from holding up prices Is strangely Incon sistent with the same government's giving the same trust its one goeat weapon ot extortion the tariff on lumber. t FEAR TARIFF REFORM REAL CAUSE OF AGITATION OF THE BIQ TRUSTS. See in the Near Future an Ending of Their Extortion Made Possible by the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Law. What is known as the ,umber trust a combination covering almost the en tire country where forests have not yet disappeared, occupied contrasted positions in the national capital a few days ago. While the representatives of this particular one of the "conspira cies In restraint of trade" were plead ing before the Committee on Finance against reciprocity with Canada, the government, by Attorney General Wlckersham, brought suit against it for violating the Sherman Anti-Trust law. In the sweeping bill presented by the attorney general to the United States court not less than ten corpor ations and their official directors and managers are accused ot offenses in restraint of trade in one of the great -staple products of the land. ' Formidable as in this Judicial dem onstration on paper and sincere as is the purpose of the government, need it be said that the reciprocity bill pro viding for free trade in lumber with Canada gives this combination far more concern? Fresh evidencevof this has been given almost daily before the Committee on Finance. Leonard Bron- son, manager of the National Lumber association, of Chicago, appeared again before the committee with silly story that he had been told by somebody that ex-President Roosevelt and ex-Senator Pinchot are behind the lumber Interests in their "conserva tion" policy. Other representatives and lobbymen of the Lumber trust have been prowling around Washing ton ever since the special session be gan. With one and all in buttonholing senators and . members the pleat is that the free admission of lumber from Canada will "ruin" not merely the lum- bre Interests, hut the paper manufac turers of this country. Whilst the American people doubt less cheerfully concede to President Taft and hie administration the best intentions in prosecuting the Lumber trust, along with like conspiracies in restraint of trade, it may take sev eral years before a final decision is reached. Even then it is by no means certain that the Supreme court should find that the acts of this combination are in "unreasonable" restraint of trade. On the other hand, recoprocity will at once open the vast forests of Canada, extending to Hudson bay, to the lumber consumers of the United States. Free trade in Canadlanlum; ber, not the government prosecutions, is what is causing the visible anxiety of the trust and its agents who are haunting the Committee of Finance. What is true of the Lumber trust is true also of the other great combina tions in restraint of trade that are filling their coffers with the spoils of the American people under favoritism of the Payne-Aldrich tariff. While the government prosecutions already begun or threatened give them com paratively little concern, they regard as fatal to their conspiracies to main- 1 tain prices against American consum- era the withdrawal of .the prop that supports them. But in the fjatred of these combinations engendered in the public mind it finds its gratification in the sensational spectacle of govern ment prosecutions and Is thus with drawn in great degree from the home ly and effective means of dealing with them in substantial revision of the tariff. While the trusts will not make much open complaint against these prosecutions, there will be no bounds to their rage against a re duction of the protective duties that now foster them. Washington and Roosevelt. With the present complications growing out of the conditions in Mo rocco, it remains to be seen how far our government may be involved, ulti mately, in the difficulties. Among the wisest bits of advice given the American people by George Washington was his injunction in op position to becoming involved in en tangling alliances in foreign affairs. Among the most unwise acts of Theodore Roosevelt was making our nation a party to the controversy in which England, Spain, Germany and France were engaged over Moroccan affairs. Time for Prudence. The trend is Democratic, and only Democratic folly can prevent it from continuing that way until a Democrat ic president shall be elected. The Republicans, unassisted, cannot elect their national ticket in 1912. But an overdose of Populism in the Demo cratic platform or standard-bearer might enable them to continue in power. An early word to Democrats anxious to win should be stimulative of prudence. Troy (N. Y.) Times. Explanation Seems Called For. The attitude of Secretaries Knox and Root indicate that a former thief clerk of the department of state did not pocket the difference between the 850 that Albert Rosenthal got for his painting of Justice Day and the f2,4S0 he had to receipt for. But why should the department have re quired him to receipt for the larger asum? It has an emergency fund, tne application of which it is not obliged to disclose; why, then, should it have smuggled an item of 11,600 Into the payment for a portrait? "SURPLUS" NOT A SURPLUS Truth About the Money With Which It fa Claimed the Treasury Is Overflowing. The surplus which the treasury is' showing at the close of the fiscal year is evidently affected by the sale of 150 000,000 of Panama bonds. At the time the bonds were issued the treas ury had a surplus for the fiscal year of about $11,000,000 against a deficit last year, of the same amount. This seemed to make the present situation $22,000,000 or $23,000,000 better than a year ago. But the treasury has been making special efforts to get in the corporation tax, and has got in eight or ten millions more before July 1 than it got in last year at the same time, but of course whatever amount was collected before July 1 cannot be collected afterward; the process of an ticipating receipts Is similar to that of deferring payments by means of which a favorable showing at the end of the fiscal year has frequently been se cured. This administration has stopped issuing the monthly state ments of receipts and expenditures which had been published for many years, and it has introduced a distinc tion between ordinary and ex traordinary receipts and expenses which is purely arbitrary and serves to -facilitate favorable showings for the "ordinary" receipts and expendi tures. In the past year the Increased internal revenue about offset the de creased customs, and there was a gain of about $12,000,000 in miscellane ous receipts. Tariff and Privilege. Senator Borah in his speech against Canadian reciprocity declared that he objected to the attempt to "settle the trust question at the custom houses," which leads the Indianapolis News to retort: . "No man can help much in the fight aguinst privilege who does not see that our present tariff made as it was by the trusts is a nest of privi lege. If that is so, we think the at tempt to 'settle the trust question at the custom houses' will mightily please the people. For the demand now- is that congress shall impose luties, not as the representative ot the trusts, but as the representative of the people. No people can be self goevrning unless ft is self-taxing. And ao people can be self-taxing which per mits the trusts and the great inter ests to tax them." Commissions Do Little Qood. For a man of the president's com mon sense and sagacity this confi dence of his in the convincing quality ot the conclusions of the tariff board will come to is quite incomprehen sible Xweaty-ninn years ago. there was a tariff commission all protec tionists, although some of them were Democrats. The comm'sslon recom mended a reduction ot 20 per cent., and congress paid no attention to It. It has paid no attention to the work of the industrial commission or the conclusions of the postal commission headed by Senator Penrose. It is no torious that congress does not take its conclusions from commissions, and the information obtained by commissions is seldom better than the information any careful investigator may get from existing sources. Put Blame on the System. Secretary of the Treasury MacVeagb has sound reasons for fixing fines upon smugglers and other violators of the customs laws Instead of imprison ment. He does not thing that impris onment is the better way to recover the losses of money in frauds on the revenues, or to punish those who com mit them. Another and more humane reason is that the tariff system, with Its exorbitant duties, offers such great temptations to violate it that offenders should be treated with lenity. When the tariff is reformed these tempta tions will cease and with them there will be an end ot the numerous prose- . cutlons for smuggling and fraudulent valuations of imports that now occupy the federal courts. Mr. Oliver's Lost Faith. With regard to tariff revision, iVill be guided by the reports of the tariff board on the different schedules. For want of such information no Intelli gent revision can now be made. Senator Oliver of Pennsylvania. Mr. Oliver stanchly supported and cheerfully voted Ior the Payne bill. being under the Impression if not holding the conviction that it offered an intelligent revision of the tariff. He seems to have lost faith in the wisdom of the ways and means com mittee that drew up the bill and to have become a convert to the omnls- cence of the new tariff board. It was cruel on the part of Senator John Sharp Williams to hark back to Governor Albert Baird Cummins in order to humiliate Senator Albert Baird Cummins by proving his incon sistency. It is very human to say things in a corner one does not care to make good in the open. "There's a Reason." In ' 1910, we bought from Canada $47,333,148 worth of goods which are mentioned In the reciprocity agree ment. Part of these goods would be put on the free list by that agreement, and part would have the duty consid erably reduced. One-third of this $47,000,000 affected by reciprocity is lumber. Does that, perchance, throw any light on the wild gyrations of the lumber trust in its effort to pack the United States senate, and defeat the reciprocity agreement?