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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, MONDAY MORNING-, DECEMBER 5, 1910.
THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN
Published Every Day In the Tear by
ARIZONA PUBLISHING COMPANY.
S. W. HIGLEY
SIMS ELY '
Secretary-Treasurer and General
Exclusive Morning Associated Press
Publication office: Corner Second
and "Adams Sts.
Entered at the Postoffice at Phoenix,
Arizona, as mail matter o the second
Address all communications to The
Republican, Phoenix, Arizona.
Consolidated Main 47
Oveland, Business Office ....422
Overland, City Editor 1..433
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By carrier, daily, per month 75
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PHOENIX, ARIZONA, DEC 5. 1910.
Direct Legislation, in Practice.
Among- the amendments to the con
stitution of Oregon, adopted at the
late election under the initiation and
referendum system, is a clause which
in the Judgment of lawyers abolishes
every court in the state except the
At best the Judiciary system of
that state lias been thrown into con
fusion, and in order to continue the
courts, heretofore established it will
be necessary for the supreme court
to do some extraordinary "construing'
of the new amendment. By main
strength and awkwardness a meaning
will have to be read into the amend
ment which the language of the
amendment itself does not convey.
Of course, the people of Oregon did
not infend to abolish their trial courts.
What they intended was to adopt a
constitutional amendment which
would eliminate the tyranny of tech
nicalities. The reasons for the re
form movement are thus set forth by
the Portland Oregonian:
'Men have been derived of prop
erty rights because some, indifferent
clerk had failed to affix the seal of
the clerk of the court to :i writ cf
attachment: criminals h:tve gained
unmerited freedom because of the
omission of the article "the" from the
indictment or inforamtion; taxpayers
have suffered the imposition of un
necessary court expenditures through
reversal of cases on errors wholly un
prejudical to either side. The record
of eve.ry criminal case where the de
fendant -has been able to offer little
or no real defense, and has been lep
resented by an astute lawyer, is bur
dened with multitudinous exceptions
to court rulings. It has even reached
the point where the reputation of
criminal lawyers is largely gauged by
their ability so to confuse- the trial
court that reversible technical errors
may be slipped Into the record.
In view of these deplorable condi
tions there is no cause for wonder
ment that public sentiment swung the
pendulum to .the other extreme in in
fluencing the adoption of the judiciary
amendment in the recent Oregon elec
tion. The failure of the people to get
what they thought they were getting,
and the mess in which they now find
their judiciary system, is explained
by the fact that the amendment wasJ
an "initiated" measure. It was drawn
by zealous reformers who apparently
did not know how to state their
meaning in clear English, and there
was no opportunity to amend it as
would have been the case had the
amendment been discussed by a rep
resentative body of men in a legisla
ture. Intending only to abolish cer
tain inferior courts, they seem to
have abolished their circuit, or trial,
Another section of the amendment,
drawn in ambiguous language, like
the rest, clearly warrants the con
struction that the supreme court shall
not examine any fact that may have
influenced the Jury in reaching its
verdict, even though that fact may
have been a moot issue prejudicial to
one or the other of the litigants and
admitted in evidence through error
of the trial court. Here again the
people did something they did not
It appeara that the people of South
Dakota, also wrestling with the in
itiative and referendum and a "seven
foot ballot" at the late election, now
complain that the result at the polls
did not express their, real sentiments. H
Discussing some of the details or the
mixup In South Dakota, the New Yoric
"Exactly such chance considerations
have determined referendums in the
past and undoubtedly will continue to
do so in the future. And were it not
for the present unthinking hue and
cry for "more democracy," no one
would expect anything else. In truth
there Is no need of complicated po
litical theory to support the represen
tative system of government founded
by our ancestors. Plain commonnse
would demand it. The voters of a
state or a city cannot draft and prop
erly consider complex legislation any
more than the stockholders of a large
corporation can pass upon the de
tails of its business.
"If our hasty reformers of South
Dakota and elsewhere would spend
the time which they devote to under
mining the representative system to
laboring for a better quality of repre
sentation, something beneficial might
be accomplished. At least they would
not be turning the cquntry back toward-
a1' primitive and long-discarded
form of government."
These matters are of live interest
to Arizona, for our constitutional con-
vention has tried td" provide for an
exact duplication of the "Oregon
plan." : -
A Transparent Purpose.
From a partisan point of view, and
that is the point from which the
majority of the . constitutional con
vention have been viewing .things for
the last fifty-five days, a blunder was
committed on Saturday in the course
of the elimination of the educational
qualifications provision from the suff
The ground work for the blunder
was of course, laid when, the pro
vision in that form was adopted.
There were befo the convention
two propositions on this subject, both
fair. But at that time the partisan
spirit was uncurbed by fear and both
were rejected, in favor of what was
practically the Hampton act, designed
to disfranchise the large body of
Mexican citizens, establish democratic
control over such counties as Pima
and Apache and perpetuate the con
trol of the party over other counties
which were already democratic or
This project was hatched out of
the bitterness of democratic defeat
two years ago.
But after the agreement by the ma
jority on 'this infamous partisan
measure, there came a sober second
thought. It was remembered that it
was at the instance of President Taft,
that on account of the Hampton net,
our existing election laws were dis
regarded by the framers of the en
abling act and it was provided that
all elections In connection with state
hood should be held under earlier
Perhaps, if only the president and
the congress were to be considered
the convention would not have be
come frightened to the point of
"backing up." In other measures
from which it has shown no intention
of receding, It has been as defiant of
.Washington as it was in the inclu
sion of the objectionable educational
There is something the politicians
In the convention fear more than the
displeasure of the president and con
gress the defeat of the constitution
by the people. Indeed It is suspected,
that the laeders are prepared for a re
jection of the constitution at Wash
ington, in which case they believe
that their position may be strength
ened by an appeal to the disappoint
ment of people of both parties who
they think would naturally feel re
sentment against the republican party
But the rejection of the constitution
at the polls would "be"a different
thing. That would mean the over
throw of the men Who framed it.
From all quarters of the territory
there have come mutterings of dis
content and threats of the defeat of
the constitution. If the Mexican vote
should be. added to the opposition, the
constitution would be doomed as was
admitted on the floor of the conven
tion. Hence the need of eliminating
the measure aimed directly and sole
ly at Mexican voters.
If that had been done quietly, the
first mistake of adopting the meas
ure in the first place might not have
been irreparable. In addition to the
admission of a fear of the conse
quences of such adoption, the major
ity was put into the worst possible
attitude by the defeat of the amend
ments of Mr. Wood and Mr. Ellin
wood, both admittedly fair proposi
tions, in rejecting these amend
ments, the convention disclosed its
purpose to leave the constitution in
such shape, that if we arc graced
statehood and when the Mexican vote
is no longer needed by the democratic
politicians, the hateful measure for
the disfranchisement of Mexicans
may be enacted by a democratic leg
lature. Nothing could be clearer last
Saturday than such a purpose.
We think that the Mexicans will not
be deceived thereby apy more than
President Taft and congress will be.
The most Ignorant of Mexican voters
will grasp the purpose of the coni
ventlon and we believe that the more
intelligent of them will see that the
Mexican vote Is not cast fbr a con
stitution which was framed with a
view to their ultimate disfranchisement
The time will probably come when
crimes will not occupy a front pago
position in th newspapers of this
country. Publishers have featured
shocking events, as they believed, in
response to a popular demarfd but a
doubt has arisen as to' the existence
of such a demand. The Christian
Science Monitor has done much to
set publishers to thinking. The re
markable success of that journal which
by the way does not obtrude the-doctrine
of Christian Science upon Its
readers has been most remarkable.
The Monitor prints no stories of I
crime, illness or shocking, disasters,
or other Incidents calculated to dis
turb a proper mental attitude and
yet it is a newspaper wjilch Js-rap-
idly growing in favor -outside the
membership of the Church of Christ,
Scientist, as well as within lt. At
a late meeting of newspaper pub
lishers In Chicago, this subject was
considered and there was . manifested
a country-wide disposition to pander
no longer to the morbid taste of read
ers or, rather to readers of a morbid
THE VALE OF AVOCA.
There is not in this wide world a val
ley so sweet
As that vale in whose bosom the bright
Oil, the last ray of feeling and life
Ere the bloom of that valley shall fade
from my heart!
Yet It was not that nature had shed
o'er the scene v
Her purest of crystal and brightest of
Twas not the soft magic of streamlet
Oh, no; It was something more ex
'Twas that friends, the beloved of my
bosom, were near,
Who made every dear scene of en
chantment more dear
And who felt how the best charms of
When we see them reflected from looks
that we love.
Sweet vale of Avoca, how calm could I
In thy bosom of shade with the friends
I love best.
Where the storms that we fel in this
cold world should cease
And our hearts, like thy waters, be
mingled in peace.
France Will Now Get Busy With the
Humble Irish Potato.
The Key to
Have you the key? Our
Savings Department lias -a
patent on the manufacture
of that key; they'll be glad
to let you in on the inven
tion. THE VALLEY BANK
THE BANK OF SERVICE
Presto! The Amerlco-Hlbernian po
tato will take a sea voyage and be
transformed Into the pomme-de-terre,
says the New York World.
It will leave Now York a "spud" and
arrive at Havre an apple' of the earth.
This has been a poor year for the po
tato in France, and French provision
dealers are looking anxiously toward
America for their winter supply of po
tatoes. If there are more than enough
potatoes to go round in this country.
France will offer prices that will coax
the surplus to her table; it will pay
Americans to export them.
it wouiu seem tnat tne members orj
me American cnamuer oi commerce in
Paris have an eye as sharp for the
main chance as their brethren who re
main on tills side of the water. For
some of the Yankees in the French
capital recently persuaded the govern
ment to remove all restrictions against
the importation of American potatoes.
Certainly the white potato that, al
ways wears the same old jacket here
will not know itself after it passes
through French hands and kitchens.. A
Long Island potato will masquerade, .In
Paris as a pomme-de-terre AlSaclenne
or Algerienne or Paysonne.
A Long Islander would not recognize
it if it should come to him In Paris
masquerading as a pomme-de-terre
Polonaise. The French cook will take
that entirely respectable American po
tato, slice It raw, bake It with chopped
onions, sour cream, cheese and bread
crumbs, sprinkle grated cheese on top,
and lo! the potato loses Its character,
as happens too often In Paris, and be
comes pomme-de-terre Tolonaise.
Doubtless many potatoes which were
lowly and humble in America, that nev-
er raised their eyes from the ground,!
will become so puffed up In the pres-.
epce of Parisian gourmets that they1
will be metamorphosed Into pommes-de-terre
souffles. A chef will get a I
hold of a modest, unassuming American-born
potato soon after it arrives In
Paris and Is still raw. He will carve
it in slices an eighth of an inch thick,
fry It slowly until cooked, then plunge
it Into boiling grease until it Is abso
lutely swollen with pride.
There are half a thousand other dis
guises that potatoes raised In America
will take on in the sister republic, but
it is tbo sad to dwell further on the
fate that awaits them far, far from
their native land.
REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR.
660 and 550.
Phono Main 113
Now. Is the Time
Hot Water Bottles
Do you know that we select rubber quality as we select Drug Qual
ity? Based on intimate knowledge and a desire to always have the
HOT WATER BOTTLES
$1.25 Up to $3.50
$1.25 Up to $3.50
GUARANTEED FOR ONE AND TWO YEARS.
A. L. BOEHMER
BUSY DRUG STORE.
N. E. COR. CENTRAL AVE. AND
Wine may, hut politics does not, im
prove with age.
Compliments please a woman more
than flowers, and they cost a lot less.
There's mighty little satisfaction in
being good when there's nobody
around to see it
Christmas presents stare a man In
the face weeks ahead as bad as a
note that's coming due.
A woman likes to believe she is the
only one In a man's life, especially If,
she knows there are several others.
BABY'S. HOUSE CAP.
The old fashion of having baby
wear a cap In the house will be re
vived. It is said. At least an attempt
is being made in that direction. The
little house caps are made of the very
sheerest open work materials and will
no doubt be popular with some moth
ers as a winter precaution.
"We are proud to say we now have
the finest assortment of Towels in
Phoenix. , ? .gj
This assortment includes all sizes
and weights in Bath Towels, priced
from 25c to $1.50.
Huck Towels, in various sizes, in all
white and with red border, from 25c
to 50 c per pair.
Bed Spreads make fine Christmas
presents. We have them in 3-1 and
full size, from $1.25 to $7.00 each. Come
In and see them.
Everything for the Home.
The Phoenix National Bank
Capital, Surplus and Profits 5 285,000.00
E. B. GAGE, President.
H. J. McCLUNG, Vice President.
R. B. BURMISTER, Cashier.
H.' M. GALLIVER, Asst. Cashier.
E. B. Gage F. M. Murphy
W. F. Staunton George N. Gage
T. E. Pollock W. A. Drake
M. C. McDougall
L. H. Chalmers
H. J. McClung
THE KATHERINE KIP EDITORIAL
.The. biggest and most comprehensive
vdrd in the world is "Mother." Have
you ever stopped to think hiw big it
Is? Outside of Deity, it is the biggest,
most potential name man ever utters.
It"' compasses the whole world and It
symbolizes all beauty.
"Mother." Your mother, my mother.
The mother of all men.
.From the beginning to the end of
life "Mother" shapes the destinies of
the chldren of men. In cradle days
our world. In childhood and youth,
still our world. In manhood and
womanhood God pity us if anything
As a rule, the happiest men and
women have been those who have
allowed their thoughts of success and
happiness to center In their mothers.
They have realized that to achieve
success would make "Mother" proud
and hapi, because it would show her
the fruit of her training, because It
would be a justification of her whole
some life that is reaching the very
summit of ambition.
No man has ever been greater than
the ' mother who bore him, no .matter
how he may think about the matter.
Shakespeare gave us fmmortal . verse1
but Mary Arden gave us Shakespeare.
Abraham Lincoln gave us a new
chapter in the great book of human
rights, . but Nancy Hanks gave us
So It lias been with all the men
and women who have adorned the
pages of human history. Down under
the aspirations of men, down beneath
their accomplishments, their holy de
sires and their righteous inclinations
is the fundamental good of a mother
a mother who -may have been illiter
ate, obscure, hard working and sin
cere, but the source from whence some
brilliant daughter or son drew the
supply that made them shine in the
To the honor of the human race be
it said that very few men who have
reached the hilltops of success have
failed to place the roses and laurels of
love and recognition n the brows of
those 'who gave them their all.
When Moses brought the tablets
clown from the mountains, the first
law read to the people was one witli
regard to worshiping Deity. The sec
ond placed upon the children of men
the obligation of parental devotion.
Thus was parenthood placed second
only to Divinity itself. The Son dur
ing His stay on earth showed His at
titude towards His mother what the
attitude of all men should be towards
her who gave them life. All good men
and women have followed His teach
ings gladly and tenderly.
The world looks with exceeding dis
favor on those who neglect or abuse
mothers or motherhood. The severest
condemnation follows negrect of ob
servance of the sec'ond great law. The
man who abuses or neglects his moth
er is shunned by all men, and in the
estimation of the decent part of the
community sinks to the level of the
For every unkindness given,
thoughtlessly or otherwise, to "Moth
er,'" we are made some time to feel
the sting of remorse and regret. It
may not be until that bitter hour when
we stand gazing at a still form; when
we look into a face which has be
come immobile; at eyes 'closed and
from which the love light has faded;
at hands no longer busy, and at Hps
bereft of tin? power to frame words of
love or to place the kiss of affection
on beloved brows.
It may not come until standing be
side a mound beneath which rests all
that Is mortal of one who came to
earth an angel In disguise that we
realize all that we have lost, all that
we heldso lightly when ours to claim,
but now vanished, is beyond all jfrice.
The Bigley Horse & Mule Co.
Have on hand at all times first-class work stock for
your careful inspection. We also handle driving
and saddle horses, but we are making a specialty of
first-class mule teams. Sale yards are located oh
Jefferson street, just south of the county court
house. PHOENIX. ARIZONA.
I ELK'S THEATRE
Tuesday, December 6th
Samuel E. Rork's Sensational
DISTINCT NOVELTY IN AMUSEMENTS
THE QUEEN OF THE
By PAUL M. POTTER.
Music by JOHN T. HALL. Lyrics by VINCENT BRYAN.
NIGHT LIFE IN PARIS
Correctly portrayed in ISO Minutes, without "Waste of Time or Money.
SWIFT SMART SAUCY AND GORGEOUSLY GIRLY
THE LARGEST MUSICAL ORGANIZATION EN TOUR
Direct from One Year in New York and Six Months In Chicago.
PRICES: $2.00, $1.50 and $1.00. Box Seats: $250 and $2.00
Sale Opens December 2nd.
You insure promptness
in your telephone mes
sages when you use an
For Light, Heat and
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
ISO and 132 West Washington Street.
Telephone Main 240.
- We have just returned from an extended trip through the Navajo
Indian Reservation and PERSONALLY selected a line of fine Navajo
Blankets. Saddle Blankets and Pillow Tops. If you wish the genuine
art(cle and a boautiful stock to select from, they are to be had at
OASIS VILLA, SCOTTSDALE, ON THE DESERT.