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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER, 26,-1910. "'. --
THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN
Published Every Day In the Tear by
"ARIZONA PUBLISHING COMPANY.
8. W. HIGLEY
Secretary-Treasurer and General
Exclusive Morning Associated Press
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Arizona, as mall matter of the second
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PHOENIX. ARIZONA, DEC. 'J6. 1910.
Swindlers and Their Victims.
The arrest of Granf C. Gillett and
"V. D. .Batchelder of Los Angeles by
postofficc inspectors for fraudulent
use of the mails in booming the
"Cleveland Oil Company," and the
statements made by the federal of
ficers in relation to the charges
against the arrested men, ought to
furnish a lesson for the people who
make themselves the victims of stock
selling sharpers.' Just a little reas
oning by the buyers of extrava
gantly praised mining stocks would
save them from biting at the bait.
For example, it was claimed by the
boomers of the "Cleveland" oil stock
that the company already had wells
in operation which were producing
300 barrels a day. Such a produc
tion would enable the owners to go
ahead with such equipment as they
might need for handling their oil,
without selling their stock.
Similarly, when mine promoters
claim that they have mines already
developed and ready to pay dividends,
and only need "money for reduction
works," any person of ordinary sense
ought to know that something is
wrong. The owner of a mine of
proved value can get all the ma
chinery he needs, on credit, if he is
a man of good reputation. The ma
chinery companies are more than
glad to look at his property and
equip it for him. if he has the ore
ready to be taken out. But somo
of the worst frauds in the mining
business have been far more trans
parent than such a case as this.
Promoters have claimed that their
and with these statements have of
fered their stock at "bargain figures"
and have found buyers in plenty.
Millions of dollars have been filched
from the buying public through pro
cesses so transparently fraudulent
that their success is a reflection on
the average of intelligence
Indeed, the common experience of
promoters of legitimate mining prop
ositions is that they cannot interest
buyers by telling the truth. "When
they say they have an inviting pros
pect; that if tlie prospect develops
into the mine they have reason to
hope it will do. it will prove a splen
did investment on the basis of the
jffered stock, but that it will take
time to tell the story, and all thut,
the public gives them the cold shoul
der and eagerly buys of the swind
lers who promise "dividends from
the start." There are hundreds of
owners of excellent prospects In Ari
zona and elsewhere in the mining
country, who have found by sad
experience that they cannot compete
with the liars in the promoting busi
ness. Sticking to the truth in their
efforts to raise money for develop
ment, they are compelled to see their
properties remain unde'elopcd. And
yet there is no more legitimate busi
ness in the world than mining. No
other business In Arizona, at least
is more inviting. Under intelligent
direction and honest management, in
vestments in mining ventures in this
territory are likely to return bigger
and more certain profits than any
other speculation that can be named.
Fortunes upon fortunes are lying
underground, merely awaiting the
pick' and shovel of intelligently han
dled capital. But the public of the
east exercises so little intelligence,
and so persistently demands such lit
erature as the swindlers furnish, that
honest promoters of legitimate enter
prises arc under an immovable han
dicap. The buyers of mining stocks
don't wish to be told that they must
investigate, must expect that some
ventures will prove failures under
the most competent and most hon
est management, and that In any
event they must be patient in waiting
for returns, albeit when returns do
come they are most satisfactory.
What, the miscellaneous buyers of
stocks wish to be told Is, that they
are buying a sure fortune for a -few
dollars that they cannot lose, and
that the sellers of the stocks are
actuated mainly by a spirit of benev
olence and Christian desire to help
their fellow men.
It really "Ioes seem that the peoplo
like to be humbugged humbugged
by jnlningswlndlers, ' humbugged by
political rcforiners, and humbugged
by everybody who dwells on his hon
esty while "putting it over" on them.
We don't know whether Gillett and
Batchelder are guilty of the crime
charged. But investigation of Gil
lett's reputation would have led any
cautious person to withhold his
money. Only a few years ago Gillett
became nationally notor!ousfrom. the
exposure of "mortgage Irregularities"
perpetrated by him on banks and cat
tlemen In Kansas and Kansas City
The Mexican Insurrection.
The one good feature of the Mexi
can insurrection, from the standpoint
of the government, is that so far the
trouble is practically confined to the
state of Chihuahua. Whether the re
bellion Is to spread will depend upon
the result of the battle which was
expected to ake place yesterday or
The rebels have wisely chosen the
most advantageous location for pre
liminary fighting. The scene of hos
tilities is approximately one hundred
miles west of the city of Chihuahua,
and almost south of the boundary line
between Arizona and New Mexico. It
is easily reached by Mexicans from
the United States. The country Is in
the eastern foothills of the Sierra
Madrcs, and Is reached by two rail
way lines a branch from the Mexi
can Central from Chihuahua to Guer
rero, and a line running southwesterly
frqm El Paso to Casas Grandes. Sur
rounding Casas Grandes there is a
considerable farming country, popu
lated chiefly by Americans Mormoni;
and it is from this farming region
that the rebels are able to force their
supplies. Unless the railroads are
available for the transport of troops,
it is a country difficult to reach. On
the west the rebels are protected by
the almost impassable Sierra Madre
range, although the government Is
trying to get troops through the
mountains from Sonora. To the east
and south the zone occupied by the
rebels is protected by desery.
About a month ago, when It was
learned that the insurgents were
gathering in western Chihuahua, Gen
eral Navarro proceed cdtQ jhe local
ity, with an army of ope thousand
men. The rebels led him Into a pass
In the hills and gave him battle, and
while the Mexican authorities at first
claimed that the rebels were routed,
it has developed that they had a little
the best of the fight. They have sine
held General Navarro at Pedernales,
where they have him surrounded. Re
inforcements sent by train from Chi
huahua were unable to reach Navarro,
the .rebels having torn up the track
and made such resistance to the re
inforcing column that it was com
pelled to turn back Reinforcements,
have been marching overland from
Jiminez and Parral in the south, and
it was expected that these columns
would be able to break through the
rebel lines and join Navarro yester
day. The railway from El Paso
(Juarez) is out of commission, the
rebels having burned a number of
bridges and captured a train last
Thursday, and the town of Casas
Grandes is isolated.
If General Navarro succeeds In ad
ministering a crushing defeat to the
rebels in the expected battle .the
government can hope for a speedy
ending of the insurrection. But If
the rebels win a victory, or even suc
ceed in making it a drawn battle, the
spirit of revolt will undoubtedly
spread, and the task before the gov
ernment will be made much greater.
While the news stories sent out from
EI Paso and Chihuahua, cannot bo re
lied upon entirely as the correspond
ents seem desirous of making their
news sensational, it is undoubtedly
true that the insurrection Is more Im
portant than was at first believed.
The most reliable reports seem to
establish that the rebels surrounding
Navarro number at least 2.000, and
as they have captured considerable
quantities of arms and ammuniti i
in the skirmishes already held, they
are In a position to make the ex
pected battle a serious affair. Ac
cording to the news from El Paso,
Mexicans are crossing the lino from
Texas at that point at the rate of
300 to 400 a day, and they make no
secret of their intention to Join the
rebels forces in the field.
Chihuahua is the "rebel state" of
Mexico. There have been several
small rebellions In that state since
General Diaz became the ruler of the
country, but heretofore he has al
ways succeeded in crushing the In
surgents ' without difficulty. This is
by far the most formidable insurrec
tion he has encountered.
The more one considers the present
sad plight of Arizona in this state
hood matter, the more he is reminded
of the catastrophe which overtook the
late Mr. Peter Kitchen on his cele
brated but Ill-fated expedition Into
Rakrr I attended a successful
sleight-of-hand performance last night.
m.fcnr Yns. I lent a conjurer a
counterfeit half-crown and ho gave
me back a good one. Tlt-JBtts.
MAKES 'EM. .
"Why do they call It' 'angel cakcT "
The Infant's rather smneu.
Because." he said, "such" cake as this
of Ma's spoils angels, child."
YOU MUST CREATE
YOU MUST CREATE HAPPINESS.
You can't Inherit happiness as you
d. houses, ."tocks and binds and bar-i:
books. You must make it. Create it.
It's the only thing on earth that can
be increased by dividing it. You may
decrease your sorrows by sharing
them with some one, but the n-ur.ent
you share your happiness you in
You may accumulate earthly treas
ure, pile up your millions and follow
out your pet theories and hobbies to
your heart's content, but if you are
not creating an atmosphere of hap
piness around you, you arc wasting
your years. Happiness that comes
fiom a peaceful mind is probably
about the only thing that we can take
with us when we quit this world.
Anyway, If we can't, It makes the
path here a little less rough and the
sunshine a little brighter, both for
ourselves and others.
You can't forget that there Is sin
and sorrow in the world, and ou
can't relieve all the cases of want
and distress you hear of, but you can
keep your own small part of the
earth the most cheerful of all its
Don't turn pessimist because then
are dark spots In your city, your
neighborhood or even your own fam
ily. Turn to and help wipe them out.
It's your duty as a man, as a woman,
to. whom much has been given. You
can't turn pessimist In the face of
things like this. You must remain an
Don't go abroad with a long fac
a sorrowful mien and an appearance
of general dejectedness. If you -lo
you will find that very few people
will want to remain to talk with you
or to associate with you in any way.
Every one will want to pass on as
quickly as possible. Even a pessimist
doesn't enjoy the company of a pessi
mist. So If you Insist in being the
personification of Despair expect to
Mark Twain once snld "Be good
and you'll be lonely." Be a pessimist
and you'll certainly be lonely.
On the other . hand the sunshiny
optimist is never lonely. People want
to stay to talk. They cross the street
to -gather In a little sunshine. The
optimist is the type of man or wom
fn who In the face of trouble looks
you squarely In the eye and says,
"Yes. I know It's bad. but you know
it might be worse," or. "I know It's
a stormy day. but I expect the sun
to shine tomorrow." But these little
bits of advice would be of little value
were they not practiced by those who
utter them. Theory carried into prac
tice is what makes life perfect.
If there were no sorrow and no
sickness we never could appreciate
happiness if there were no sickness
wo could never appreciate health:
were there no storms we could never
appreciate the sunshine. It is the
contrast of conditions that makes the
difference. A life of unalloyed hap
piness would lose its value because
there would be nothing with which to
contrast It. Make life sunshiny
around you. Create happiness for,
yourseir and others, Let some one
else look for the clouds.
A GREAT WOMAN.
If Mrs. William Tod. Hellmuth had
been a man she would have been a
Gladstone; as It Is she Is clearly the
Gladstone of women an honor to her
sex and to the race.' -
The fact that Mrs. Hellmuth is one
hundred times a . club woman- and
wears ten thousand dollars' worth of
badges Is of minor consequence com
pared with other facts concerning her.
The fact, for Instance, that the num
erous distinctions that have been
showered upon her have neither turned
her head nor to the slightest extent
compromised her womanliness.
Honored as this woman has been and
busy with extra domestic affairs, she
retains, in fullest measure, the feminine
graces that have ever been the crown
ing glory of her sex.
No sensible man is opposed to the
Idea of the "larger field" for women,
but every true man as he Uiinks of
the sacredness of the ties that bind
him In mother, sister or wife desires
that into the larger field woman should
by all means carry along with her the
womanliness that has ever constituted
not only her chief attraction but sond
es t power for good In the world.
Mrs. Tod Hellmuth comes quite up
to this cardinal requirement. After
many years of work In the larger field
she remains a woman earnest , but
modest, a stanch champion of the rights
of her sex, but ever quiet, dignified,
womanly In her methods and man
ner. This remarkable woman has read,
and often reflected upon, Aesop's fable
of the North Wind and the Sunshine,
how, in a wager as to which could the
sooner cause the traveler to remove
his cloak, the gentle sunshine won over
the biting tempest.
Mrs. Helmuth believes that In the
truggle for "women's rights" the vic
tory Is to be won by "sweet reasonable
ness" rather than by vulgar audacity;
by the quiet insistence upon simple
Justice- and common sense, rather than
by storming and frothing.
To Mrs. Helmuth and her coadjutors
in the great work of woman emanci
pation from the darkness and bondage
of the ages there is great encourage
ment in the fact that so much has been
accomplished within so short a time.
This woman, with her membership in
one hundred woman's clubs, has but
to reflect that all these organizations
in fact, pretty nearly all the ways
and means for the quickening of wom
an's ambition and the broadening of
her sphere of activity and usefulness
have come about within her own life
time. Mrs. Helmuth was. in all likelihood,
It Will Be Our Pleasure
satisfy you that a more practical way of
making gifts cannot be found than to open
a small account that will help ,
To Start Your Boy or Girl Right
the way of practical saving. Once they are
started in the saving habit it will stick
with them through life.
Valley Bank of Phoenix
The Bank of Service
660 and 550.
Phene Main 113
And a Happy New Year to You
One and All
A. L. BOEHMER
BUSY DRUG STORE.
N. E. COR. CENTRAL AVE. AND
a cry little girl when, in 1S3I, Eliza
beth Cady Stanton was trying to make
the members of the New l'ork legisla
ture believe that women had a few
r.ghts that men were bound to respect
a thoroughly new idea at that time,
but one that has since then grown, up
to an immense, popularity, power and
SWEET POTATO CUSTARD PIE.
NO WONDER SHE POUTED.
Two cups boiled potatoes with pulp
mashed, two cups sweet milk, one
cup sugar, half teaspoon salt, one
teaspoon lemon and the yolks of two
eggs. Mix and bake in one crust.
Beat the whites of the two eggs to
a stiff froth with one tablespoon of
sugar, spread on top of the baked
pic, return to the oven and brown.
"I am disappointed," pouted the
young lady with the pink parasol.
"Why so?" asked the anxious young
man. looking over his ikum pinchers.
"Why, I expected when I came down
bore to see some aeroplanes, and all
I've seen Is a monopUine and - a bi
plxtne." Boston Herald.
The young housekeeper often spoils
the blankets by allowing them to be
rinsed in a water of different tem
perature from- that in which they
were washed. The temperature for
the washing and the rinsing water
must be exactly the same to insure
the best results.
THE LIMIT. V
Sister Willie. I'll give you ten cent3
if you'll take a note to Charlie for me.
and brlnK an answer back
Willie How much shall I soak him for
bringing de answer
WOULDN'T BE SAFE.
"It's delightful to have George make
love to you."
"Why don't you marry him?" ,
"Then he'd be making love to some
other girl "
II II I 1 III III m I II
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Capital, Surplus and Profits 285,000.00
Deposits ....... ?i;500,000.00
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H. J. McCLUNG, Vice President.
R. B. BURMISTER, Cashier.
. J .. H. M. GALLIVER, Asst. Cashier.
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T. E. Pollock W. A. Drake
M. C. McDougall
L. H. Chalmers
H. J. McClung
The Bigley Horse & Mule Co.
Have on band at all timei 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 on
Jefferson street, just south of the county court
house. PHOENIX, ARIZONA.
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The ROUND Trip to
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Indian Reservation and PERSONALLY selected a lino of fine Navajo
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article and a beautiful stock to select from, they are to be had at
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