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The Winslow Mail.
J. H. CHAPMAN, Editor. Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice of Winslow, Arizona, under Act of Congress of March 1, 1879. Published every Friday. Sub cription, $2.00 per year. Friday, - - December 22, 1916. Merry Christmas. The Winslow Mail wishes a “Merry Christmas” to every body. It is the season of love and good cheer, and lonely will be the heart that is cankered with hate, or atrophied to deeds of kindness. The Christmas sea son coming at the close of the year should be the time, with lavish hand, kindly ministrations are spread to friends and loved ones, not overlooking those less fortuate than yourself; a tithing offering for the health, happi ness and prosperity that has at tended your labors. Relax for a day and let the Christmas spirit riot through every heart-beat, which is the best tonic for re newing your youth. Be as little children, forgetting your digni ty and worldly wisdom, and con secrate yourself again to a faith in Santa Claus. We wish you a “Merry Christmas.” Congressman Hayden has suc ceeded in retaining the $50,000 appropriation for the establish ing of a fish hatchery in Arizona, in the omnibus bill that passed the House last week. The bill will hardly meet any serious op position in the senate, and with in two years the Arizona hatch ery will be prepared to stock the streams of the state with fish. Congressman Adamson, father of the Adamson bill, .is not at all pleased with the rumor that the railroads and the brotherhood heads have about agreed on a working agreement between themselves, and will advocate the repeal of the law. Adamson declares the bill will not be re pealed, and if necessary Con gress will spank both sides to the controversy. In other words he is more interested in the fame he has acquired by having his name attached to the bill than he is in promoting harmony and goodwill between the railroads and their employes, the politi cian’s trick for vain glorification. William Jennings Bryan has declared bis purpose for the next four years to educate democracy to prohibition and write in the next platform a plank in favor of national prohibition by con stitutional amendment. The re publicans certainly have no rea son to be friendly to the liquor interests, in view of the late election, and particularly in Bry an’s home state, where the dis tillery and brewery money was lavishly expended to defeat the republicans for espousing pro hibition. Perhaps by 1920 the republican party will realize that the liquor element is a treacher ous force ever ready to scuttle the ship when not permitted to dictate or control, and may make national prohibition an issue. In that event where will Mr. Bryan be found if democracy fails him? We venture the prediction that he will still be a democrat, sup porting the ticket under the guise that a presidential election has no bearing on national prohibi tion, but is a matter for con gressional action. Mr. Bryan knew the whisky element of Ne braska had combined to defeat the republican nominee for gov ernor because he was in favor of the prohibition amendment, and he also understood that the dem ocratic nominee was the tool of the whisky ring, but he stocd faithful to democracy, and re joiced over the victory in that state. Mr. Bryan will be for prohibition if it is a democratic measure, but if it is not, Mr. Bryan is still a democrat. He is a politician, not a statesman; willing to sacrifice principle for victory. i Dodging the Issue. The United States senators, the supposedly heroic statesmen of the country, are now being placed in the pitiful condition of dodging the prohibition issue for the District of Columbia, under the leadership of that sterling democratic war-horse, Under wood of Alabama. A bill was introduced prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors in that territory, and an amendment by Smoot of Utah, was offered prohibiting not only the sale, but the manufacture, use or impor tation of liquor even for personal use. Smoot’s amendment was rejected by a decisive majority by the mighty statesmen. To save their faces and avoid voting direct on the question of abolish ing liquor as provided in the original bill, Mr. Underwood of fered his amendment to submit the proposition to a referendum vote of the citizens of the district, which will probably carry. What qualifications will be prescribed for a legal voter? Will the wo men be given the privilege? What class will constitute legal residents of the District of Columbia? Will it be the politi cians, the lobbyists, resident pokar players, government em ployes, and special voting privi liges for the senators and rep resentatives, who are too coward ly to vote on roll call in their open sessions, and want the secret ballot to hide behind? What a spectacle to present to the young men of the land, to find men holding the highest positions in the gift of the people cowering before the influence of the whisky power? Afraid to vote in the open, and passing their power up to the citizens of the district who have no electoral privileges. By a display of narrow parti sanship, Secretary of State Os born crucified his friends in the gubernatoral contest, and un wittingly was the cause of hav ing the suit collapse. The law provides in general terms that when the vote has been officially canvassed certificates of election shall be issued to the candidates receiving the majority vote. It is no part of his duties to pre sume to pass on the validity of the election and withhold certifi cates. But Sid is a democrat first, and a public servant sec ond, and he declined to issue a certificate to a republican as the governor-elect. And now his pleasant dream of being a demo cratic hero has turned to a night mare of treachery. The Arizona Gazette of Phoe nix has finally aroused itself sufficiently to realize that a live evening paper with a complete news service would find a good field in all northern Arizona, which at present is only supplied by daily papers outside the state. The Gazette is now receiving the full associated press reports and if it will devote a little more en ergy* to giving general state news, and less to rabid partisan ship, it will discover that the reading public in northern Ari zona will appreciate its efforts. Being an evening paper it can coyer all this territory early the following morning, which makes it a valuable news medium. The Winslow Mail was not a supported of Senator Ashurst in the recent election, and we are not enamored even now of his democratic heresies, but we take our hat off to him for his stand in voting right out in meeting in favor of Senator Smoot’s amend ment to make the District of Columbia dry, even for personal use. He was not skulking and hiding when the issue came up, but we are sorry to note that Senator Mark Smith was not | standing shoulder to shoulder j with his colleague on the vote, j While Smith is drawing his 1 salary and holding his position I as the senator from Arizona that gentleman in fact is repre senting his native state of Ken tucky, where he spends all his time when not in Washington. He probably is not aware that his supposed constituents in Ari zona are in favor of prohibition, : and he is perfectly familiar with ! the fact that Kentucky is the home of sour mash whisky, and prohibition would destroy the industry of that state he loves so well. National Prohibition. The initial move for national prohibition was made last week , when a House committee report ed favorably a joint resolution proposing a constitutional amend-; ment forbidding throughout the: United States the manufacture or sale of any kind of spiritous, malt or alcoholic liquors. The judiciary committee in the Senate were supposed to meet yesterday to consider a similar joint resolu tion. Judging by the attitude of the members of the Senate in dodging the vote on prohibition for the District of Columbia a few days ago, naturally leads to the conclusion that the federal amendment will have a hard time getting the required vote to put the question up to the states for ratification. That the prohibition sentiment is gaining in strength is evi denced by the mere fact that a congressional committee can be found willing to report such a measure to the House favorably. A decade ago it would have been almost impossible to get such a resolution even a courteous hear ing before a committee, to say nothing of the chance of its be ing favorably received. The dispatches from Washing ton say the railroads and broth erhood representatives are get ting together in their discussion of the demands of the employes, with every prospect for an ami cable adjustment of the situation by the opening of the new year. The whole question^could just as easily been adjusted last Septem ber if the railroad presidents had condescended to meet the repre sentatives of their employes in a spirit of justice and equity. The Ne’er-Do-Well. The Sunday attraction at the Electric, with a matinee and evening performance, is “The Ne’er-Do-Well,” by Rex Beach, the spectacular drama filmed by the Selig Company, featuring Wheeler Oakman and Kathleen Williams and an all star cast. The hero is Kirk Anthony, a colleere graduate, a veteran foot ball player, and since graduating, the coach of his university team. On the evening following a foot ball victory, the last of the sea son, Kirk and others start out to celebrate. Late that night he finds himself on shipboard, ar.d when he awakens he is without money and without baggage. During the voyage Kirk becomes acquainted with a woman—a Mrs Stephen Cortlandt whom he learns to admire very much. She is really a diplomatic agent ol great influence. One day while Kirk is out hunting he meets in a forest bower a Spanish girl who is known only as “Chiquita” and falls desperately in love with her, and tries vainly to discover her identity. The story of his making good, of his winning of Chiquita despite the counter plottings of Mrs. Cortlandt, of |the clearing of his name, and ot | the final decisive intervention in I Panamanian affairs of old Dar win K. Anthony, is strongly en grossing and varied by many richly humorous episodes. Chi quita is by far the most charm ing feminine character Rex Beach has drawn, and Kathlyn Williams as Edith Cortlandt is an exceed ingly convincing and fascinating type. Why not patronize the Win slow Laundry? We have the most 'up-to-date plant in the state, and 'itis a credit to any city. We are doing high grade work. We are home people; we employ fourteen people, and the money paid to them is spent right here in town. All we ask is a trial bundle. I F. D. Howe. Lessee, j LODGE DIRECTORY WINSLOW LODGE NO. 536 B. P. 0. E. Meets every Thursday at 8 p. m. at Elks’ hall E. F. Shindle, E. R. W. G. Kelly, Sec’y. A F & S i. Regular meeting second Tues day each month. All sojourning brothers cor dially invited. C. C. Easley, VV. M. ' R. C. Kaufman, Sec’y. Meets every Second and Fourth Saturday. Visiting breth ren always welcome. J. R. Hunter, H. P. D. P. Hartigan, Sec. THORWALD LARSON Attorneyand Counselor At Law. 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