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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, - - July 20, 1917. When I. W. W.’s are put in detention camps by the govern ment, and are compelled to put up their own shelter tents and cook their own meals, they lose their zeal for the tenets of the order and are willing to go to work for wages. The people of France have changed the nickname applied to the American soldiers from “Sammies” to “Teddies.” If the administration will not let Roosevelt go to the front, the French people are going to do the next best thing and have all the boys be Teddies. The wise boys in Congress be lieve that the only solution to the high cost of living is for the peo ple to eat less. They are oppos ed to any legislation looking to the suppression of the food gam blers and the trusts. We can remember very distinctly when the democratic hosts made great sport of William McKinley’s slogan, “A full dinner pail for the laboring man,” but now it will not appeal to laboring men as so funny when the democratic administration is preaching the gospel of eating less to reduce the cost of living. The only time our senators and congressmen have any use for the laboring man is during the, campaign when they are looking for votes. The conditions surrounding the striking coal miners at Gallup and the striking copper miners in Arizona are not analogous in any particular. The Gallup min ers had a working agreement with the operators that had near ly three years yet to run, and under it everything was harmo nious, but the new owners repu diated the agreement and forced the men out. In Arizona the miners had a working agreement with the owners and everything was pleasant until the I. W. W. representatives hit the camps, and prevailed on the miners to quit their jobs until they could force additional concessions from the operators. That the I. W. gang of agitators are being financed by German sympathiz ers for the sole purpose of crip pling the copper production is certain, and the administration at Washington is daily gathering testimony proving the fact con clusively. Except in cases of a famine in the land, it is a false gospel of political economy that advocates a laboring man should reduce the quantity of food consumed by his family. The work of a man’s hands may never produce for him a competency, but it should enable him to purchase all the food he needs, and keep his family comfortable clothed; and when it is not possible for him to do this it is time his wages were readjusted to a high er level, or some governmental action taken to stop gambling in the necessaries of life and reduce the cost to the basis of general supply and demand. It will be a sad day for this country when a working man has to deny him self and family at their table,and go without comfortable clothing because of prohibitive prices, with the government sitting idly by while its people are being thus exploited by the criminal rich. Putting the responsibility on the war only adds to the grievousness of the offense of the traitrous plunderers, who would rob the people at home who are straining every resource and denying themselves every luxury to perpetuate the govern ment under which the food rob bbers thrive with the connivance of the people’s representatives. There are probably a few peo ple living who think they can cross a railroad track in their au tomobile ahead of an on-rushing train, but the number is being fast depleted. Two Tucson citi zens were killed at Deming, N. M., last week trying to pull the stunt. Phoenix is always talking about a main line railroad when they already have one from Ashfork to Phoenix. Os course it wan ders all over western Arizona, but it finally winds up at Phoe nix if the passengers will stay on the train until the end of the journey. It is also well that pas sengers should provide them selves with safety belts to fasten themselves in the seat. The suffrage organization known as • the Congressional Union is still picketing the White House with their banners, and are being arrested every day and required to put up a cash bail of $25. The money being solicited all over the United States from i the women ostensibly to further the cause of suffrage is probably being used to pay the fines asses sed against the pickets, who pose I as martyrs and want the notorie ty. We are glad to know that very few women in Arizona are contribuiting to the cause. In the superior court of Mari copa county where the applica tion for an injunction restraining the Secretary of State from re-1 ferring the minimum wage law was being heard, the testimony was so positive that fraud had been perpetrated that by agree ment the hearing was abandoned and the injunction made perma nent, thus making the law at once effective. There is a law punishing people who obtain sig natures on referendum petitions by fraud, and now is a good time to put it in action and make an example of the guilty parties. To let them escape with a light sentence, or a reprimand from the Court, only invites future violations when such petitions are circulated, on tlie theory they may escape detection, or if caught will not be punished. If the laws of the state are just a joke let it be so announced, so everybody will understand, but if the laws are intended to pro tect society let them be enforced with a firm hand without regard to whom the offenders may be. The Arizona Republican, dis cussing the suit now pending to prevent the referendum on the minimum wage law, professes to believe in the referendum as a useful check on bad legislation, but does not approve of its use as an instrument to be. abused by designing persons for selfish ends. Most remarkable! And now will the Republican en lighten us on how the law can be fixed so it can only work one way —to be used only as a check on bad legislation. Who is to decide when legislation is bad and sub ject to the referendum? The i'e ferendum was the creation of an idle dreamer’s brain, a chimeri cal scheme for the people to pro tect their liberties. In zctual practice it is a power put in the hands of the vicious element to prevent legislation that will curb their activities. In this state it requires less than 3000 names to hold up the operation of a law, and of all the bills passed by the last legislature only three have had the referendum applied—the minimum wage for women, the anti-gambling law and the red light abatement act. In this state we have more than 3000 prostitutes, gamblers, pimps and other criminal elements, who are always ready and willing to sign any referendum petition that has for its object the prevention of the establishrrfent of law, order and decency. The initiative, re ferendum and recall, and the primary election law are all not only bad, but vicious nostrums that have no place in our form of government, and the day is com ing when the people will rise up and vote them out of existence, j There is a satisfaction in know ing that the people are cussing j Congress while Congress is dis cussing the food bill that has for its purpose the regulation of the food gamblers and trusts. We are with the people on their end of the debate. If the present war goes to the end without scandal and graft there will have to be a number of changes made in the program immediately. At this distance, and judging by the press ac counts that are permitted to seep out, the same gang of food gam blers and trusts that are daily robbing the people are in control of Congress, and are shaping up things so they can rob the gov ernment. Perhaps some day it will be discovered just how the United States was forced into war and for what purpose. Any man or set of men who are tak ing advantage of the war condi tions to plunder the country and the people belong in the class | with Benedict Arnold, who put pelf above patriotism. This gang through the subsidized press are continually preaching the duty of young men to rally to the col ors and help uphold the hands of President Wilson in the struggle for liberty, but they are ambush ed highwaymen waiting for an opportunity to make the Presi dent hold up his hands and de liver. The criminal rich can be slackers and traitors and escape punishment, the while retaining their reputations as great suc cessful business men, but if some young fellow evades registration and is discovered, he is haled be fore the federal court as a dis graced criminal and prosecuted. Let the arm of martial law reach : out after the criminal rich, who are as bold a band of pirates as ever cut a throat or scuttled a ship. Wealth must not mean immunity under the law of our land if the spirit of patriotism j and loyalty is to survive. Juggling the Draft. The charge has been made in the U. S. Senate that the “draft dice” are loaded, and that the apportionment of men from the different states is unfair. It arises out of the large alien reg istration in the manufacturing and mining states where in some cases the proportion of aliens is nearly fifty per cent. The total registration is used as the basis for making the apportionment of the number of men required from each state, but in the drawing all aliens are exempt, thus mak ing such states furnish their full quota out of the reduced number of native and naturalized citizens. The state of Arizona comes un der the head of one of the state which will be thus discriminated against. The total registration is about 25,000, and of this num ber over 11,000 are aliens and not liable to the draft. Arizona’s apportionment of men to be fur nished is based on the 25,000, and they will have to be selected from the 14,000 American citi zens. In Navajo county the reg istration was nearly 900, and more than half the number are aliens, and out of the remaining 400 or 450 the draft will have to take 184 men as the county's ap portionment. In all fairness to the young men of the country, the appor tionment should have been based on the total registration of native and naturalized citizens. After the completion of the registra tion, and before the apportion ment was made, all aliens and known exemptions should have been stricken from the list, and then the apportionment to have been fair to all the states should have been based on the available number left. In Navajo county, after the aliens, the physical unfit, and those exempted by having de pendants, are eliminated from the registry list, it will take prac tically every one of the remain ing number to make up the coun ty’s full quota. The spirit of fairness should prevail under the , selective draft. ] OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF County of Navajo, State of Ari zona. Navajo Apache Bank & Trust Co., a corporation, plain tiff, vs Winslow Elks Home Association, defendant. Notice of sale of personal property. Under and by virtue of a spe cial execution issued by the Su perior Court of Navajo County, State of Arizona, in an action wherein the Navajo-Apache Bank and Trust Co., a corporation was plaintiff, and Winslow Elks Home Association, a corporation, was defendant, upon a judgment in favor of said plaintiff, and against said defendant, for the sum of $3,500.00, with interest, attorney fees, and costs of suit, and to me directed and delivered which execution was duly attest ed the 14th day of July, A. D. 1917, calling for the foreclosure of ail the right, title, interest and claim of said defendant in and to the following described property, to-wit: One player piano, with music rolls, lodge, office and clubroom furniture in the Elks Home Building, in Win slow, Navajo County, Arizona, ; purchased and belonging to said defendant. Notice is hereby given that on the 28th day of July, A. D. 1917, at ten o’clock a. m., at the door of the Elks Home Building, in Winslow, Navajo County, Ariz ona, I will sell the above describ ed property, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to satisfy plaintiff’s claim, besides the at torney fees, costs, interest and accruing costs, at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash. Dated this 14th day of July, A. D. 1917. R. L. Newman, Sheriff. H The Incomparable Baby Food 8§ * The Perfect Food for Invalids Jb Works wonders in restoring health to those Jw xli. suffering with tuberculosis or stomach wL trouble. Positively solves the problem M& of infantile malnutrition. AT LEADING DRUGGISTS Jgf vjftv Put up in 11-oz. Tina WIDE MAN NG OAT MSLK CO. Physician's Bl j. Son Francisco Cal In planning the home of to-day, the bath room is given far more thought and con sideration than in former years. 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