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BILL NOT A SAFE ONE.
The fact that Senator Worsley
has introduced a bill providing
that thestateeRgage inindustrial
puruits has brought forth
considerable comment. The
people of the state voted on a
amendment to the constitution
last fall permitting the state to
engag-3in indust-ul pursuits. It
was carried by a very large
majority. Now the senator has
introlucei a bill which the
amendment , allows, providing
that the st:it e go into ths manu
facturing business, build railroads
and do otli,-r things-
Whiie the people have said
that they believe the state should
have the right to do such things,
it is very questionable if a
majority of the people of the
state undirst.u;d what it means
for the state to undertake such
reat enterprises as raihoad
fcuildirg, which is specifically
mentioned because it is one of
the- things in this connection that
is mentioned most frequently.
It really brings the matter
down to about the point as the
rai-ed government ownership of
We do not believe the state is
I ready to go iuto railroad building
or even into manufacturing on a
r.iie scale. It certainly isn't
prepared in any way to build
This would cause an enormous
bond issue and place a great
burden on the taxpayers.
It is generally admitted that
the government, which is nch
and powerful cannot afford to
buy the railroads and ass uine
the tremendous obligations.
Arizona could much less afford
to build railroads in this country,
which is uew and undeveloped.
Sua roads would bring litle
revenuu but would cost enormous
sums to build and operate.
Before going into business for
itself the state ol Arizona, should
jnake just as careful inquiries and
examinations as does a big busi
ness concern in branching out
and adopting a nexr line of busi
ness. Bisbc Review.
The Armory bill of the com
mittee on state institutions and
public expenditures has begun to
excite interesting. This bill pro
vides for an annual appropriation
for armories in cities where
milita companies are maintained
and provides the state may ap
propriate automaticclly a dollar
or every dollar raised by the
city in which the armory is to be
built not to exceed -$7,000. When
this bill gets into committee, it is
expected the amount will be in
creased to at least $15,00 to per
mit the construction of $30,000
for armories for cities that can
afford structures of that size and
In the senate. Wood, of Mar
icopa had two important new
bills, one proposing a $20,000,000
bond issue by the state for
reclamation purposes and the
other outlining' a plan for the
taxation of private car companies
doing state J.Rd interstate busi
ness at the full cash value, pro
portioned on the amount of the
Arizona revenue derived plus a
portion based on the mileage of
interstate business of such lines
A legislative committee of
about 30 mmbcrs was appointed
by the Arizona Qattle Grower?'
association at the last annual
meeting. The menders of this
committee, hare decided that a
four wire fence should be legal.
Already they haye held one con
ference with the live stock com
mittees of the house and senate,
and fence bill will be introduced.
Pensions for teachers and,
profer-swr and putting the free
text books laT- in e ffret are a
mong the recommendations made
by state Superintendent C O
Case to the legislature.
If No 42 by Hurjhcs, becomes
a lawi it will be illegal to put s
prisoner through the "third
degree." For an officer to strike
a prisoner unnecessarily, or
otherwise intimidate him will be
punishable bv inprjsonmenb for
from one to two vears.
Oianpe county has been hearrf
from, House bill No- 33, the
purpose of whic'a is to divide
Maricopa county into two parts,
and call one of them Orange,
with Mesa as its'- capital' was
introduced in the house thin
morning b y Representative
An interesting measure intro
duced today creates a came pre
serve in southern Coconino and
Navajo countries, ' known as the
Coconino state game preserve.
The boundaries described are
ver? irregular. The boundary
begins at thesummit of Backer's
Butte, runs northeast to ) "East
Clear creek, down this creek to
the summit of the east wall of
Clear creek canyon, west across
the Summit of Chevetlon butte
to the intersectio.-i with with
Chevcllon canyon thence up tUe
east wall of the canyon to the
'Junction of Cheveloa creek,
and West Oherelou up the east
wall to the source of the main
creek south to the south rim of
Tonto bisin northeast along- the
rim to a point directly north of
Baker's butte, and thence north
to the point of beginning.
It seems probable that there
will be no enactment of a law to
prohibit lobbying at the present
session of the legislature.
Representative Grahm of Cochise
has re-introduced in the house.
the bill -which was so bitterly
fdusfht at the last session provid
ing for the submission of and
amendment to the constitution to
the voters of the state for no sale
of school lands.
Now a federal income tax will
be constibutionaland surely will
be imposed and the state tax
commisission is raking with a
fine tooth comb to find property
to lax, there is apt to be left noth
ing that may not be taxed. Unless
thit '"outgoes," b: taxed,-Oasis.
To one Gracchus who address
ed a letter to the general public
declaring that an apopcryphal
writer (Ecclesiasticus XVI, l)
denounce.! big families in the
words, "Desire not a multitude
of unprofitable children," we
reply, read Psalm 0, XXVII,
parts of the fourth and fifth
verses. Here they are:
"As arrows arc in the hands
of a mighty man, so are children,
" Happy is the man who hath
his quiver lull of them,,v
According to David, who lived
before the advent of the ' fewer
and better" theory, the average
American families of today is
very poorly armed and eq uipped.
SPR1NGERVILLE K'ZWS 0TES.
Snow is now three feet deep at
Slade's Rnch in the White Mts.
Gustav Becker has just return
ed from Phoenix, where he has
attended the good Roads Con
vention. And we arc pleased to
note that he has been chosen as a
member of the State Executive
John Slaughter is in from his
winter camp, and reports the
snow two feet deep at Reserva
Dick Williams has sold his pool
tables and supplies to J. J . Baci.
Williams ws leaving the state,
owing over 6100 to p-irties hero,
and was stopped at Nutrioso
where he paid the amount and
went on his way.
Frank Brinkley, the Livestock
Inspector, recently filed suit,
against Marcos Sanchez, charg
ing Sanchez vrith butchering and
selling meat without first being
duly inspected. It appears that
the Livestock Sanitary Board
failed to furnish an attorney to
prosecute the case, so the case
dismised by Jnstice of the Peace
Thomas Sauls and Miss Rose
Montgomery were married on the
25lh inst .This popular young
couple will make their future
home here. Mr. Sauls is book
keeper for Hon. Fred T. Colter,
and Miss Montgomery is the
charming daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Montgomery, prom
inent and well liked citizens of
Ranger Riblette, from Blue
River country, has been spending
a few days here and reports the
j stock wintering well in that.
Luis Sanchez has just returned
from Belen, N. M., where he
found a beautiful and charming
young wife, Miss Elsie Padilla.
A graud reception and ball were
given the, happy couple upon
their arrival here.
Hon. Fred T. Colter has just
built adarge storehouse at his
home, where he will keep sup
plies for his employees.
In regard to Dick Williams,
mention of whom is made in the
letter of Dennis to the Herald
News, it is reported here that the
j oung fellow made lots of trouble
for everybody while aronnd in
our country. If this is not cor
rect, we'd like to know it, and
will stato the contrary to this
report, when shorn up to us. '
Office of Board of Supervisors
3b. Johns. Apache County, Ariz.
February 5th, 1913.
Notice is hereby given that pur
suant to Section 11 of Chapter 61
of the Session Laws of Arizona
of 1912, the Board of Supervis
ors of Apache County, Arizona,
intends, at their next regular
meetirig tob held Monday, Mar.
3rd, 1913, to grant a franchise to
theNEBO ELECTRIC LIGHT &
POWER CO. '& ST. JOHNS
ELECTRICITY A'ND POWER
CO., for thebuildingand operating
of Electric power and distributing
lines along certain County Roads
of Apache County and through
the streets of St. Johns, in said
County . v
Witness our hands and
the seal of Apache Co.,
"Xthis Sth day of Feb., A.
Theo. Lopez, J. R. Armijo,
Fixes SHOES in his SSiop.
Scientific Treatment for all kinds
of disabled Leathei Articles.
Bring along your cripples.
At Christensen's B'acksmith Shop,
ST JOHNS, ARIZONA
j ft Business block on
Cor. Com. bt. Also
some fine lots short distance out.
Also have house for rent. See
GILBERT E. GREER, at the