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VOL XV. The Proposed Town Charter With reference to the special election to be held on the 1 bth of March to either adopt or reject the new charter, we will state that there is practically no fun damental difference between the old charter and the new one un der discussion except as outlined below. All the rights and privileges now existing under the present j incorporation, with few excep tions, are included in the new. ! Under the new charter the: town is obliged to keep a thoro j and complete set ol books show- j ing all expenditures, income,etc., the different items being alloted to separate accounts as now pre vail in county books. At each and every meeting of the council the treasurer is oblig ed to submit a statement in full showing the condition of the town’s finances, the total expen ditures, etc , in the different ac counts. These books are open at all times to the inspection of the council. The council has absolute power to supervise the discharge of all official duties. Under the present state of affairs, an officer of the town might mismanage his office and the only redress on the part of the town would be awaiting the action of the grand jury and that sits but once a year in this county. The council may grant con tracts to the sum of SSOO, there by avoiding the item of advertis ing, etc., as is now the rule under the present act. The new law prescribes a sim ple method for the collection of delinquent taxes and compels the city attorney to appear in all cases whether civil or criminal in which the town may be a party interested. This is a wise departure from the present state of affairs where the hands of the city attorney are tied in the mat ter of the prosecution of all cases unless he is explicitly authorized by the action of the council. The act further provides that the town shall not be compelled to furnish bond in any cases wherein the town may be a par ty. It provides further that the property of the town shall be ex empt from attachment, garnish ment or execution. This matter alone is sufficient consideration for the approval of the act. It also states that the town shall not become liable in eases of per sonal injury, unless the town WINSLOW, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, FEB. 29, 1908. shall be given notice of suit at least ninety days from the time the injury was sustained. The act provides that the town shall not become liable for damages in cases arising out of faulty side walks, etc., unless the town shall have notice that the sidewalk, street, etc., has been out of repair for a period of at least ten days. Added authority is given the town to pass ordinances and by laws regulating the government ot affairs within the towoi and the act in nowise infringes with the present status ot affairs. The only radical departure, if we might call it such, from the old law in the matter ot council men is the reduction of the pres ent council from seven to five members. From past experiences we believe this will work to the advantage of the town. Considering the act in its en tirety and knowing it was passed by the last legislature for the purpose of improving the present government of cities and towns, we believe that it works unques tionably to the best interests of any community that may see fit to avail itself of the privileges therein contained. We understand that ail cities and towns in Arizona are now discussing and approving the measure and hastening to adopt the same. We w ill have more regarding this act at a later date. SOCIALIST TICKET Nominations for town officers by Navajo Socialist Club, Wins low Local: i Town Council— R. B. Eastman, E. A. Wing, D. A. Lenhart, W. G. Kelly, 0. Young, F. Seeger, Chas, McCauley. Town Marshal — C. W. Sperry. Town Clerk— V. E. Butner. Supervisor of Streets— Theo. Shuffin. T. E. Dye, Secretary. A. G. Wells, general manager; I. L. Hibbard, general superinten dent, and S. L. Bean, mechanic al superintendent, of the Santa Fe Coast Lines, as well as W. F. Buck, recently appointed to the position of Superintendent of mo tive power of the entire Santa Fe system, where Winslow visitors this week, Messrs. Wells and Hib bard going East as far as Albu querque on a tour of inspection. Mr. Buck w r as making his first trip west since his recent promo tion, being met at Albuquerque by Mr. Bean. Announcement is made in the Los Angeles papers of the inten tion of the Santa Fe to lay new heavy steel on the line between Los Angeles and San Diego, bring ing that portion of the line up to the high standard of the balance j of the Coast Lines. Steel for this purpose has been passing through Winslow for the past week, more than one hundred and fifty cars have gone through during the week. J. B. New', scale inspector for the Santa Fe, w’as a Winslow visitor Thursday, making all necessary arrangements for the installation of the track scales which are now' being erected on the North side of the track op posite the agents office. Mr. New returned to San Bernardino Fri i I day morning, the work not yet being far enongh along to need his expert attention. Fireman John Whelan has re turned from Turlock, California, I wither he went last w'eek to look | after his farm near that place. | Mr. Whelan says the towm ot j Turlock is improving rapidly, numerous buildings being in the | course of construction and others contemplated. Farms in that vi cinity are in great demand at present and prices are rapidly ad vancing. Conductor George 'Cochran of the first district, is again laid up with an attack of appendicitis. It is but a few months ago since Mr. Cochran had to undergo an operation at the Albuquerque hospital for this same ailment, which came near terminating fatally. It is hoped by Mr. Coch ran’s many friends that the pres ent attack wall not prove serious. J.HuntlySt. Clair, whoisquiet well knowm here, having been a | clerk in the superintendent’s offi ce last summer, has succeeded in passing the required examina tions at Tucson, w'hich entitles him to one of the famous Cecil Rhodes scholarships. We are glad to note that a former resi dent of Winslow carried off the honors for Arizona. J. J. O’Callahan and W. E. Floyd left for the mountains this w'eek on a twenty-day hunting trip. There is a mystery as to what they expect to hunt and their friends aw'ait their return anxiously. We have heard that they expect to land some game larger than a jack-rabbit. C. W. Lackey passed through here last Saturday night on No. 2 with the body of his father, who died recently in California. The remains will be buried in the fami ly lot at Grinnell, lowa. Mr. Lackey expects to return to Winslow soon and resume his duties on the road. The ladies of the M. E. Church will hold a reception on Thurs day evening, March 12th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Proctor in honor of the home coming of the pastor, Rev. R. E. \\ right and wife. All members j and friends of the church are cor ; dially invited. BORN. —To the wife of Conduc tor F. E. Ennis, a boy, at Los Angeles, Friday morning, Febru ary 21st. Mother and child are reported as getting along very nicely and will probably return to Winslow some time next month. Engineer J. E. Rohe returned Thusday from Southern Califor nia, having spent the past two weeks in Los Angeles, San Diego and other places in that vicinity, where he has some property in terests. Mrs. M. Bangs, mother of Mrs. C. M. Service, left for Los Angel es a few’ days ago to be absent tor the next three or four months during this time she will visit with relatives in Southern Cali fornia. W. A. Davis, w’ater inspector for the Santa Fe, came in Mon day from San Bernardino, hav ing been touring Southern Cali fornia in the interests of the w’a ter service department. C. J. Spellnnre, of the Babbitt Bros. Merc. Co., who has been in the mountains for the past two weeks looking after their exten sive sheep interests, returned to Winslow Monday. Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Brownell, of Holbrook, visited with Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Holmes this week on their way home from Phoenix, where Mr. Browmell w r asinitiated in the Shrine. Conductor Pete Boyd, of the Winslow'-Needles passenger run, is enjoying a few days vacation, his run being covered by Condt. R. C. Roy. No 5