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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, - - August 17, 1917. The late legislature, that was enthusiastically and almost unan imously democratic, in their zeal to try to injure the adminis tration of Gov. Campbell, made reckless and extravagant appro priations, so that the tax rate in the state would have to be great ly increased to raise the money. Later they will find they digged their own grave. Next year when the campaign is on the dem ocratic spell-binders will point to the increased tax rate, and attempt to charge the responsi bility to the extravagant re publican administration, but the people will want them to explain when the law was changed mak ing it the duty of the governor of the state to pass appropriation bills. When the people pay their taxes this year, which thev will find largely increased, they will begin to realize the mistake they made by voting so unanimously for democratic members of the legislature, who were more in terested in playing politics than in legislating for the best in terests of the state. Keep your eye on the democratic orator who will tell you Gov. Campbell is responsible for the increased tax rate, and mark him down as a crook who is out trying to deceive the people. There may have been rotten legislatures in the past, but nothing as to compare with the bunch of political high binders that assembled in Phoe nix last winter. The national liquor dealers’ association is already flooding the mails with their literature in op position to the national prohibi tion amendment that will soon be submitted to the several states for ratification. It is a most sig nificant fact that the basis of all their arguments is the very basis for the establishment of national prohibition. They are threaten ing the people that it will be im possible to enforce prohibition, and even in times of peace no nation is strong enough to impose the decree on the people. In other words the forces behind the liquor proposition are prepar ed to violate all the laws of the land to inflict their nefarious business on the nation. It is a public admission that the liquor traffic is a lawless institution, with a power greater than the nation, ready to defy any at tempt at its suppression. The national association of distillers and brewers are making the same mistake as the saloon men. State prohibition was made pos sible by the total disregard of public sentiment by the saloon keepers, who relied upon their organized political influence to back them up in violating every law seeking their regulation. But the time came when the political influence of the saloon lost its power, and it was a short shift to state prohibition. The national association of distillers and brewers are slowly but sure ly being shorn of their political influence, and the day is near at hand when there will be national prohibition. And it will be found that the nation has the power J backed by public sentiment to enforce its decrees. Deputy Attorney General Kramer of Phoenix, was not ap pointed assistant secretary of the interior as his friends hoped and expected. The place was given to a Wyoming man. Perhaps President Wilson has been read- j ing some of the legal opinions; that have come out of the attor- 1 ney general’s office, and he get the mistaken idea they had been prepared by Mr. Kramer, which is an injustice to that gentleman, as he is a lawyer of ability. The town of Bisbee is still be ing governed by mob law under the direction of the sheriff, as sisted by the patriotic loyalty league, whatever that may be. No one, no matter who he is or what his business may be, is permitted to enter the city until he goes before the inquisition committee and makes known his mission, and furnishes a biogra phy of his life. If this kind of espionage was being maintained in that city by a body of striking miners the cry of “anarchy” that would go up from the mine owners and their hirelings could be heard from one end of the land to the other; but it is no less anarchy when such a condi tion is maintained by the mine owners and their hirelings. In this country law was instituted to guarantee to every citizen his right of liberty of action, to come and go as he pleases, so long as he does not violate the rights and privileges of another. Admitting for the sake of the argument that the citizens of Bisbee were justified, for their own protection and safety, in de porting the disturbing I. W. W. element from the community, it conferred no authority or pow er on the loyalty league and the sheriff to establish mob rule and set at naught the laws and con stitution of the state and nation. If the peace officers of Cochise county cannot control the situa tion under the law they should call on the state, instead of them selves becoming violators of the law by establishing mob force. It is time Gov. Campbell stepped in with a firm hand to clarify ex isting conditions. If they want martial law at Bisbee let the governor proclaim it or call upon the federal government, and put the power in the hands of the le gally constituted authority, that all people will have the full pro tection of the law; but that is just what the loyalty league and the sheriff don’t want. Gov. Campbell should declare himself forcefully that Russianizing Ari zona will not be tolerated, and make the loyaltv league stop es pionage instanter, or put martial law in effect. It is time to quit twiddling thumbs, and reinstate law and order in Bisbee. In a recent issue we called at tention to the fact that Arizona’s great acrobatic attorney-general had landed on both sides of the I. W. W. situation at Bisbee, and did it all in one letter to the county attorney of Cochise coun ty. And then he went to Bisbee personally to see that every man had the full protection of the law, but what he learned there made him switch off again where he forgot about every man hav ing the full protection of the lav/. He made a speech to the Bisbee people denouncing the I. W. W. as an organization that cannot be tolerated, and said there is no place for such damnable doc trines under the American flag. The mighty Wiley Jones; the great disciple of Blakstone; tjhe champion of the flag; the defend er of the rights of all the people; the acrobat without convictions or ideas, whose only interest is to gull the voters into keeping him in office. His original play was to get the I. W. W. vote, which he thought from the noise creat ed constituted about three fourths of the laboring element in the state, but when he got to Bisbee he found the Federation of Min ers were all on the job, and en dorsing the deportation of the undesirable I. W. W. element. Wiley lost all interest then in his loud declarations about upholding the law and protecting every citizen in his rights, and he out- Herods Herod in his denuncia tion of the lawless organization. Such hypocrites as Jones are more of a menace to the state than even the I. W. W. with all their incendiary propaganda. The food control bill is now a law, and Mr. Hoover is on the job. Let us wait and see the results obtained in regulating the price of food stuffs before pass ing judgment on the measure. Patriotic Sentiments. In the U. S. Senate last Tues day afternoon, Senator Williams, 1 of Mississippi, made a forceful clean-cut address on the foodi control bill, stingingly rebuking those obstructionists who would fillibuster to destroy an effective measure intended to strengthen the war power of the nation. Senator Williams is not of our political faith, but we heartily endorse his sentiments when he said: “It is time to forget party alignments, and I am glad to say that a majority of both the demo crats and republicans have done so, but there is a small group on both sides who have formed themselves into an anti-adminis tration and anti-American par ty.” “Consciously or unconsciously they have put themselves into the attitude of opposing everything that goes to carry on the war. “It is time for the majority of the democratic and republican parties to get together and say to these little groups, ‘you have danced your ballet, you have sung your song. America is tir ed of you, we are tired of you, and we want to do something.” “Roosevelt, Taft and Wilson all are setting examples. All three have proven their Americanism. They are tired, the house is tired, and two thirds of the senate is tired of this constant gabble-fest —this constant gabbling about nothing.” The one man who stands out prominently in the eyes of the whole world to-day is Theodore Roosevelt, a private citizen, whose tender of services was snubbed by the administration at Washington. Before this war is over the majority of the peo ple of this country will be wish ing Roosevelt was in command of the destinies of this country. He is not infallible, but he is determined; and he throws all the energy of his surcharged vitality into every cause. He is never a doubtful quantity. Town Tax Budget 1917=18. Estimate of Taxes to be raised for the ensuing fiscal year 1917-18. Adopted by resolution of the common council of the Town of Winslow at its meeting of August 7th, 1917, at which meeting there was present Mayor C. V. Smith Councilman A. E. Gillard, C. C. Easley, E. F. Mathews, V. C. Proctor, H. A. Funk, absent C. M. Service. This statement shows in detail the amount necessary for the ensuing fiscal year, the amount paid out during the previous fiscal year, the amount collected from all sources, for all purposes, for the previous year, together with a statement estimating the amount j to be received from sources other than a direct tax upon real-estate and personal property; To be raised for the The Amounts actually levied and Ensuing Fiscal Year collected during the previous Fis -1917-18. cal Year 1916-17. Town Marshal $ 900 $1,500 Assistant Town Marshal 780 1,500 Town Clerk 780 780 Town Attorney 780 300 Police Judge ‘ 300 300 $ 3,660 Water Rentals 1,020 1,020 Street Lighting 1,800 - 1,200 Constructing, Repairing, and Maintaining Streets and Cross walks 2,000 3,480 Interest on Bonded Indebtedness 2,406 2,406 Telephone and Telegraph 150 100 Stationery & Postage 50 100 Printing and Publishing 375 200 Rentals 300 300 Fire Department New Equipment Fire Dept. Maint., 3,500 1,350 Maintaining Sewers 1,500 2,000 Contingencies 1,000 150 $17,641 The total receipts from all sources, for the previous fiscal year 1916-17, was $19,634.34. Money to be received from sources other than direct taxes. Fines from Police Court $ 500 Direct Street Tax 1,500 Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and common council of the Town of Winslow, County of Navajo, State of Arizona, will meet on the 4th day Sept., 1917, at the office of the common counci', in the Town Hall, Winslow, Arizona, at 8 p. m. when and where any taxpayer may appear and be heard upon any of the proposed tax levies for the ensuing fiscal year 1917-18. Attested W. J. Crozer, Signed, C. V. Smith, Town Clerk. Mayor of the Town; We regret that our old friend Braxton, of the Holbrook News, is afflicted with a disordered liv er. He is such a companionable fellow under normal conditions. According to Mr. Hoover, who is directer of food control, the war is to be won by the success attending the enforcement of food conservation. If we can’t fight, eat less, which w,ll be just as effective. Let us all do like the cowboys on the range—wear a belt, and when it comes meal time and they are tco far away from camp, they tighten it up a hole and keep on going. That works all right if there is only a chance that we can get some thing to eat before we run but of holes on the belt. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT State of Arizona, in and for Navajo County. In the matter of the estate of Margaret E. Burkhart, deceased. Notice for publication of settlement of account, and the hearing of petition for final distribution. Notice is hereby given that Joseph N. Burkhart the adminis trator of the estate of Margaret E. Burhart deceased, has render ed and presented for settlement, and filed in said court, his final account of his administration of said estate together with his peti tion for final distribution of said estate; and that Saturday, the Ist day of September, 1917, at 10 o’clock, a. m., at the court room of said Court, at the court house, in Holbrook in said Navajo County, has been duly appointed by the judge of said court, for the settlement of said account and the hearing of said petition for distribution, at which time and place any person interested in said estate may appear and file his exceptions in writing to the said account and to said peti tion for distribution, and contest the same. Dated August 10, 1917. Lloyd C. Henning, Clerk. DEPARTMENT OF THE IN terior, U. S. Land Office at Phoenix, Arizona, Aug. 4, 1917. Notice is hereby given that George Roberts, of Winslow, Arizona, who, on June 2, 1914, made Homestead Entry, No. 024799, for southeast quarter northeast quarter northwest quarter, east half southeast quar ter northwest quarter, south half northwest quarter northeast quarter, southwest quarter north east quarter, west half southeast quarter northeast quarter, north west quarter southeast quarter, northeast quarter northeast quar ter southwest quarter, Section 6, Township 14 N, Range 15 E, G&SRB& Meridian, has filed notice of intention to make Three Year Proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before Thorwald Larson, U. S. Commis sioner, at Holbrook, Arizona, on the 14th day of September, 1917. Claimant names as witnesses: J. A. Greaves, Jose Duran, Pete Salque Thomas E. Dye, all of Winslow, Arizona. J. L. Irwin, Register. FOR SALE OR TRADE. Registered and High Grade Holsteins , Cows and Heifers, fresh and coming fresh. We also have 40 or 50 young Shoats, weighing 150 to 175 lbs which we will butcher and deliv er on orders. A. C. & C. F. QUAYLE, Winslow, Arizona. SAFE I S Block Signals mean safety. Oil sprinkled roadbed and rock ballast C prevent dust. Oil-burning locomo tives eliminate smoke. Moderate altitude assures coolness. Fred Harvey meals leave nothing to be E desired. BACK EAST Summer excursions will be contin- Nued during August and September. Tickets will be sold August 14 - 15 28-29. Leava on one of these dates and take advantage of excursion J fare. CH. J. FOUTS, Agent. Phone 166. COOL $ | I J. F. MAHONEY, Real Estate and Insurance. Buy lots now in the Mahoney and Camp bell Additions. Lots sold on easy installment plan. Guaranteed title given purchaser. We have a few bargains in residence property for sale: 4-ROOM residence, corner of Winslow and Ist. street. 4-ROOM residence, corner of Snyder and 3rd, street. 4-ROOM house on Aspinwall for sale cheap. STORE ROOM on Front Street for Rent.' STORE ROOM on Kinsley Ave. Living rooms in rear. BLACK, The .Jeweler. ELKS BUILDING. Fine Watch Repairing a Specialty. Santa Fe Watch Inspector. In planning the home ol to-day, the bath room is given far more thought and con sideration than in former years. Mound City Bath Room Enamel Is greatly in demand for enameling the walls and wood work of bath rooms in both old and new dwellings on ac count of its rich white lustre and its resistance to both water and wear. Get it at CHAS. CAHN General Merchandise. Winslow, Ariz.