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FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 1926
1925 Gasoline Tax Near Million Mark PHOENIX—With record break ing gasoline sales during the month of December swelling the state gas oline tax total for 1925, figures made public today byß etaoinshr made public this week by Secretary of State James H. Kerby, show that the total 1925 gasoline tax collect ed amounted to $855,950.57. In 1924 the total gasoline tax collected was $730,846.13. The 1925 total represents the tax on net gasoline sales of 28,531,- 686.18 gallons made in Arizona throughout the year. The net gas oline sales for 1924 were 21,361,- 536.72 gallons. December gasoline tax figures were the largest since the state be gan its collection of a three cent gasoline tax in 1923. The total tax collected during the month was $83,678.38 representing the tax on the sale of 2,789,280 gallons. NTC sales of gasoline in Marico pa county during 1925 on which a tax was imposed was 10,610,545.2 gallons on which the tax amounted to $318,316.34. One half of this amount or $159,158.17 was returned to Maricopa county for its high way fund. According to the figures shown in the report Maricopa county bought more than one-third of the gasoline sold in Arizona during 1925. 0 Woman Loses Suit Against Accused Yuma Mining Man YUMA— Mrs. Anna C. Johnson of Springfield, Ohio, lost her first legal round against Willian Judson Johnson, prominent mining man of the New King district in this coun ty, in the superior court here last week when Judge Fred L. Ingra ham denied her request for SSOO attorney fees, $250 for court costs and SIOO monthly temporary ali mony pending decision of her suit for separate maintenance. John son is awaiting trial, meanwhile, on a charge of bigamy filed by the Springfield woman. o ARIZONA PIONEER IS DEAD ON COAST PHOENIX—Mrs. W. M. Bacon, aged pioneer of Arizona, died early last Saturday morning in Los An geles, while on a visit to her daugh ter, Mrs. W. K. Elliott, according to word received by her son, W. J. Bacon of 1618 East Washington Street. o /• v Only A Rose By D. MAITLAND BUSHBY “The Desert Poet” V J -f iiigo mio, ou say I am old And gray and alone. You ask what life holds for me. No, do not- shudder so For I have drunk from the cup That was sweet And the cup That bubbled with bitters. Ah Madre de Dios, senor— I, Pedro have lived As few men live. Ah amigo, When my white hair was black, I was the bravest vaquero Os all Sonora, And the black eyed senorittas Watched for me As I rode in spangled glory Through the streets f?£ their cities. S'i, and more, For they threw roses at me And smiled as only our women can, When I deftly caught them And pressed them to my lips. But I played too long senor, With the hearts of these senorit as And when I looked For love instead of glory; I found only empty smiles. The Pedro who once had been The glory of Sonora, Became the fool, And men laughed. Then one day—ah amigo, One day the lovely Paquita Tossed a rose to me. Her eyes flashed like a dagger That has suddenly caught A bit of the silver moonlight. That night and many more I sang beneath her window, Where she sat With a white mantilla Hanging like a vine about her shoulders. She too sang, , And I listened with the rapture That only a lover may know. Ah senor, what a woman she was, How soft was her voice, Blending with the sleepy stillness Os the night. Even now I can hear her singing As only she could sing; Carramba. even the desert - deemed to listen, * tnd I—l blessed the Father For sending such a bit Os Paradise to me. On the Cinco de Mayo We were to be married, All w T as in readiness. Then by the Sangre de Cristo, The world went black For Paquita, Paquita Mia, senor. Became sick and died. Ah Madre, I thought I too should J- die, That men might laugh again at me, And the senorittas cast Mocking smiles at me. So you see senor, I have tasted of life. This —amigo, is that first rose She gave to me. Always I shall keep it so— Closed in the Book of God. Only a rose you say, No! No! Amigo, It is more than a rose to me, It is my Paquita, And I am comforted When I hold it—so. He’s Watchdog of U. S. Treasury Comptroller Ge aren't enough dollars X on earth to pay expenses if every person can say just how the government is to be run.” This is the reply of Comptroller General J. Raymond McCarl to those who criticize him for Insisting that it shall be run, so far as spending is concerned, only as Congress says. They say he is picayunish, dictatori al and not a good fellow. He cer tainly is the stubbornest and most literal watchdog the treasury ever had. The act creating his office said he should "settle and adjust all claims against the United States.” This mentis that -without his O. K., money shall not be taken from the treas ury. It makes him the nearest to an unlimited monarch in American history. Those who want money spent contrary to his rulings may do three things: May Wait 10 Years They may go to court, Jtut so far not one cent has been paid out by court order setting aside his deci sions. Or they may obtain a new act of Congress specifically authoriz- THE PASSAGE OF NEW RANGER PERMIT LAW WOULD MEAN MANY MILLIONS TO THE STOCK INDUSTRY OF THE STATE So many big things have been coming to Arizona that a few mil lions, more or less, coming from a new source is likely to be viewed as a matter of course, but what is now going to happen to the range stock growers is of such transcend ent importance that it should cause jubilation throughout the state. With the passage of the new law, and-its passage is as certain as future action of congress can be, the livestock industry will be plac ed on a firm foundation and in a money-making, permanent condi tion. There are 800,000 cattle and that many sheep on the Arizona range, pretty well denuded, but with the return of normal rainfall and cre dit arrangements for money to buy valley produced concentrated feeds for winter use, the ranges will sus tain that number in good condition. With the facilities now to be ac corded the cattlemen it is not un reasonable to expect, when the grade of the stock shall have been brought up to a standard warrant ed by the new conditions, that there will be a net profit of $lO on each head of cattle, and $2 on each sheep, or that the industry will have a net annual income of $lO,- 000,000. But that is only a very small fraction of the benefits to come to the people of the state. The tre mendous sums of money the stock men will spend for winter feeds, fencing material and other mater ials for the betterments and range improvements will add much to ordinary business and cash circula tion. *■ Features of Law Here are some of the features of the proposed law that will make good collateral of the stock busi ness and bring the operators plen ty of cheap money. The range permits are to be made permanent for periods of ten years, with preference rights of re newal. The permits will be assignable so that they may be mortgaged with the cattle, making a collateral that will be as desirable as municipal bonds. In most instances the permits will be exclusive of fencing, will be permitted and encouraged, as also will the sinking of wells and the construction of reservvoirs and water holes, under arrangements whereby all such improvements shall be paid for by the govern ment or by any succeeding permit tee, and those who make such im provements may be credited there for on fees due the government for using the range. Provision is made whereby ex changes in lands may be made be tween the government and the state Expert Attention! When your watch needs repairing, there is only one kind of at tention that will put it into correct running condition—expert attention 'such as we ca*i give. Whether American or Swiss, from 7 ligne to 18 ligne, we repair it and guarantee the job, with a money-back offer if not satisfactory. We also repair clocks, specializing on chime clock repair. Watch repairing in charge of J. Nicolaci. Winslow Jewelry Co. Now Under New Management neral Has an Important Position m wwii ihb ■ll■ \ii iiimr mm »■—rn m J. R. McCARL Ing the payment—just have a bill passed, that's all. Or they may wait until July 1, 1936, when Me- and its political subdivisions, where by the scattered sections of school lands can be gotten into one or more large bodies for more con venient and economic use; and all this will revert to the benefit of the livestock growers, cattle, sheep and goats. The law covers all the western range states. It is exceedingly lib eral to stock growers, yet home steaders are carefully protected with preferential rights for range permits near their homes, as also are all owners of lands near the ranges that can be used to produce winter feeds. Grazing fees may not be increas ed but for good cause may be de creased or entirely abated in case of unavoidable adverse conditions. A system of local government is set up whereby the stockmen are really given self-government in the treatment of the ranges, subject to appeal to the secretary of the inter ior in matters pertaining to unre served lands, and to of agriculture in matters pertaining to forest reserves. Land office registrars are made the business agents of the govern ment in the granting of permits, and appointees of the interior de partment, in case of unreserved lands, and of the secretary of ag riculture in case of forest reserve lands, are the government execu tives to see that the terms of per mits are not violated, but the jud iciary rests in a local tribunal of three federally appointed local men who will decide all disputes be tween stockmen and supervising of ficers, or between each other, sub ject to appeal to the proper secre tary, as stated. To an antiquated cowpuncher like this winter the whole arrange ment looks like a godsend to the people of the west. Stock growers will now kill their scrubs and buy real bulls. Every possible induce ment is given to discontinue over stocking the ranges and every in- Old Mr. Carter Helped By Simple Mixture “After taking Adlerika I feel bet ter than for years. At my age (60) it is ideal —so different from other medicines.” (signed) W. W. Carter. Adlerika is a simple mixture of buckthorn bark, glycerine, etc., which removes GAS in ten minutes and often brings surprising relief to the stomach. Stops that full, bloated feeling. Brings out old waste-matter you never thought was in your system. Excellent for chronic constipation. Winslow Drug Store. Adv. THE WINSLOW MAH Call's 15-year term of office will ex pire. Just now his office is auditing claims of the Sioux Indians under oM treaties for a total of $222,090.0C9. with interest on portions since 1855. "I really don't have much fun out of this job," McCarl admits. ”1 think' sometimes it should be given to a sour old grouch, who would en joy contradicting people. The one on this job can't be a 'yes man.’ He must be a ‘no-man.’ “Keeping our tempers is a con stant task in this office. No matter how exasperated claimants may get or how they rail at us, it still is our business to give them exactly what they are entitled to and no less. Upholding Control “If there's any satisfaction in this office, it is not in being what they call a czar,” says McCarl. “It is in performing an actual and greatly needed service to this country. “It is in upholding the control of Congress over expenditures as the constitution intends. The depreda tions upon the treasury are not made by crooks and thieves, but by men with perfectly good intentions who just carelessly and affably let ques tionable things slip by.” centive is offered the grower to cut down the number and increase the quality. Herds of livestock with compar atively free permits on public ranges will be desirable property and first class security for loans. There will be no jnore banks brok en by frozen paper when the new law has had time to usher in its benefits, and if there are any in efficient stock growers they will get a wiggle on themselves or they will accept offers that will induce them to get out of the busienss and give place to men who will be suc cessful. The changes will come slowly but surely if the bill becomes a law substantially as it is written and passed favorably on by the commit tees of both house and senate.—S. A. Sprague, Arizona Gazette. o Yuma Woman Barely Escapes With Life When House Burns YUMA—Mrs. T. R. Goodwin bare ly escaped with her life last week when she was awakened by flames that caused a part of the roof of her bedroom to fall in as she was leaving the room. The building and its contents were burned to the ground. Mrs. Goodwin was alone in the house at the time of the fire. Her husband is a highway engineer and was on a road project away from home. Cooking Costs Br’fast Lnncli’n Dinner Total Cents Cents Cents Cents Gas at $2.50 per 1000 cu. ft.. 3.9 9.37 8.6 21.87 Coal at $12.00 per ton 6.9 7.50 5.00 19.40 Kerosene at 30c per gal 5.0 11.04 10.08 26.04 These figures are based on tests made in the Home Economics Department of the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Gas cost 21 cents more than Coal 21-2 cents per day buys convenience, cleanliness, hap piness—eliminates ashes, dust, worry, chopping kindling, carrying coal and ashes. Where Can You Get More For Your Money Protect your family’s health and happiness. Phone 65 for your gas connection today. City Gas Company OFFICE CITY HALL “If it’s done with heat, you can do it better with gas —it’s cleaner” GRIFFITH PRAISES ELEPHANT ACTRESS A number of animals were used by d. W. Griffith in the filming of the circus scenes in “Sally of the Sawdust,” his latest screen feature showing at the Opera House under a United Artists Corporation re- j lease. Included among them was; one Lucy, an elephant described by ! “D. W.” as “the most marvelous creature I have ever met.” “I had much less trouble with Lucy than with most extras!”' laughed the director, and went on ! to tell of the accomplishments of j the versatile Carol Dempster, who plays the name part in the new: pisture, as an elephant trainer, j Carol, it seems, got along so well with the huge animal that it did things for her which ordinarily would have required six weeks’ training by an experienced elephant handler. In fact, in one scene, after doing some remarkable stunts, Lucy put in a bit of action which wasn’t written into the script. She lifted Miss Dempster to her shoulder and then stroked the star’s arm with her trunk, a spontaneous sign of affection not often displayed.” o One Killed, Another Hurt When Line Tower Falls PHOENlX—Charles McCollough, 40, of Lehi, was killed instantly, and William Waddell, 32, of Phoe nix, was injured perhaps fatally, when a 45-foot line tower fell while they were working at its top two miles west of Goldfield, last week. Both were employed as linemen of the Salt River Valley Water Users’ association and were mem- BAKES BETTER LESS 1 baking \ 1 pOWS® \ bers of the party engaged in string ing the association’s new 100.000- volt power line from Goldfield to the Magma mining properties at Superior. McCollough is survived by a wife and two children. o Prisoner Is Shot At Bisbee Fleeing From U. S. Officer BISBEE Felipe Hill, federal prisoner, was shot and probably fatally wounded last week when he attempted to escape from Tom Sims deputy United States marshal, who was taking him to Tucson to an swer to a charge of violating the prohibition laws. Hill, who is a Mexican citizen, dashed out of the city jail when Sims turned to an swer a telephone call. The United States officer and Clarence Brown, night sergeant of police, pursued him. both opening fire when the fugitive refused to halt. Two shots KZEKA^I Money back without question A'' if HUNT’S GUARANTEED SKIN DISEASE REMEDIES /L<3 j (Hunt’s Salve andSoap),fail in f the treatment of Itch, Eczema, w j Ringworm,Tetterorotheritch- ( li / J ing skin diseases. Try thie * * ■ treatment at our risk. CENTRAL DRUG COMPANY j Winslow, Arizona Perfect Compounding Compounding prescriptions is the one part of a Druggist’s work that requires the ut most training and skill in the use of drugs. 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