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SUNDAY. APRIL 11. 1920
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.apparent over-haste in passing front one lesson or ;uib
ject to another, for, say they, "wo are convinced that only
by quiet and more prolonged thinkiiur ean the vital and
worth-while ideas be clearly grasped and held." This is
very revolutionary, indeed, to expect pupils to think
clearly and to grasp worth-while ideas. It would do 110
SILVER MONET TALKS
harm, however, to try it out in our public schools. Per
haps sonic day we will thank the visiting commission for
setting before us freshly the real ideals of education.
SPENDING FEVER IN NATION IS ON WANE
111 one of the ouickest recoveries known in liwt,.i-v
the Suited States is ending its post-war era of extrava
gance. This encouraging fact, the forerunner of price re-
This is the golden age of the rooming house keeper.
Driven to it by the scarcity of houses, more and more
families have been forced to seek shelter under the roofs
Census supervisois declare that the population 6f
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..w... niu- u.uih. utiieisus. wnose minings may ie ac- 10 inc gam in number ol nouses.
curateiy saw to constitute a barometer of the nation's
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j. vl mi; iiihi nine since tne armistice wa
"a hesitation if not an actual recession of prices" is
cd. There will be no sudden break in the markets, ii
The cost of living has played its part in this condition
by causing many persons to open their houses to roomers
as an additional source of revenue.
This isn't a healthv or normal condition of affair?.
in the it nroduces overcrowiliii"' liiwmtiit mil viiliwiil t-mil.
opiuion of the officials. Jn fact, they assure the imblic'ards of living. Two families in one house c.-m'f Im.'.-i in.
the gradual reduction will take nlacc mi slmvh- :k to holdonendenf .-mil lmiiv tmi i-..;i;....- ;.. t,.-,. ?...,, .,,..,
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."iiiuM imperccptioie. People aren't cheerful when their home conditions
t.wit-i .iiitt mole runi.iiuic man civamig oy me Slower aim in a fire in a building at sixth
apparently more painful process of agriculture and man- jeirerson streets. The (ire.
ufacturing. The development of the factory or the farniLag discovered about 9:so oc
TRAPPED BY FIRE,
The real silver and gold mining industry has been of burns to death
great value to this country. The future is" still greater, j phoenix. April s.-isimded by the
From the days of the Comstoek, Forty-nine, Goldfield 8moke that prevented him rinding the
and Nevada generally, wealth has been produced on a stairay. winiam Mcnride groped
scale that fires the iinagination..There is something about I hu way past the only exit to safety
extracting precious metals from the earth that" seems j and was burned to death last night
easier and more romantic than creating by the slower and, in a fire in a building at sixth and
lacks the element of the marvelous, almost miraculous, gutted a grocery store on tho first
riches that goes with a vein ot high-grade silver and gold.
Good silver. securities have made many fortunes.
Probably in no other field has money been made so rap
idly. In 110 other industry are the opportunities present
where stocks may become so swiftly valuable. The very
swiftness with which profits pile up when bonanza mines
are discovered and developed gives to the mining indus
try a fascination that often leads people to invest in them
with less care than elsewhere.
The very possibility of enormous reward without the
painstaking el fort that is necessary for large success in
manufacturing or agriculture draws into mining ventures
the country's most adventurous as well as ignorant nionev
Jt leads people to engage in so-called milling who are not " 7ricv- colore3' wh0 was p'ns by
floor and the rooming house above.
The origin Is unknown.
The body of Mcllride was found,
a'ter the fire had been extinguished
Iring at the food of a hort stairo
of three steps leading to a room at
the end of a hall on the second floor.
The head & on the lower etep. It
as at that point he wa overcome
after hai:ig come out of a northeast
room and missing the stairs near the
end of the hall.
The tire was discovered by Thom
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tin- ueciiiiing iciKieiicy 01 coinnioititv prices is due are unsatis actorv. Workers arcnt contented even under I'r ' 1 .".. ... in .". -
exclusively to the development of mm-haMmr cautious- favorable condition. f ,,, lo - In, " t !i 1' f , M""1' J'wevei-. that iivcsto,-sexcivis.ng due caution m - "" eepnS along h
ness on the part of the public. Tins phase fs construed the kind of homes thev dctire. ' t,M' 'n ;t sound security are ully as well. ,t not " ' TJ7Z
m,s:- thfa ;,:m awkr,s 1,as-r aiMl, that ,hv va8t k is acon-lhkm ' 'te m, wi 7 ; :wt yi t z:Tm:. r;
nujoi t ot the people have arrived at the conclusion' meiit consideration although it is one of the many things . .I.llL' 't evil ot mining investments is the apparent M:e,eil t!m an etDlosloa ha3tenCj
ui.il me meiiiseives are responsible lor the continuing winch are calling, but are unheard by congress. ,l,heinKUnllt.y ot the average investor to distinguish hetwecn ,h ..ead ot th(. nre
Jligll railtre of til-ices. ! niMttui- i.C li.mw. V- .1 l.i.rl.K- ;....., .,....,, C.....I ..e .l,. ,...:.. I a "raw" lil-o.l)cfT :ml :i mine Tim v.Mt niinnnti- nf mm- ''"
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JManulacturers everywhere are reported to entertain 'of public welfare. And mil.li,- welf.-n-.. luniM 1. tin. oi.iing issues offered to the public are merely shares in 1111-
tlie view that the peak of high prices has been reached ipreme law. ! developed prospects. Mining business as an investment
and that a gradual recession may be expected. Whole-' Congress, should follow Canada's example at once
salens in the dry goods trade to sonic extent have taken a and provide a system of long-time government loans for
"conunendator" attitude and are discouraging their cus-'the building of houses.
turners from placing heavy fall orders. Jtelief from the' Home-owners are stable and contented citizens,
high prices for their consumers will not be obtained com- Home-seekers aren't. Crowded houses arc bad.
pletely until stocks are absorbed in all lines, however.
Ihe predicted reduction will he accompanied by a
betterment of the tone of legitimate business. Although
business and financial development during March were;
marncd with confusion and lack of uiiiformitv in the re-i
ports from the several reserve districts, the detailed ob-i,u' W1' 1,m "ther a mere question as to whether the
servations of the bank officials contained a distinctly op-;l,v,'nil"t'"t ;lll(1 '' business men of the United States
timistie note. may not be overlooking a bet in connection with the vast
To quote the report: "The outlook for the sprin
IS THE UNITED STATES "OVERLOOKING A
BET" IN THE CASE OF SILVER?
s is not a free silver editorial of the sixteen to
j,. shipments of the white inetal which have been made to
season, both industrially and agriculturally, is excellent
But modifying factors in the situation are an inadequaey
of labor and a shortage of various kinds of building ma
terial, as well as borrowing facilities of the banks.
"Production conditions the country over give every
reason for encouragement with reference to actual indus
trial and agricultural potentialities. The crop outlook,
so lar as can nc inugeu at tins season, is nopeiui. j.ncre
the Orient during the past three or four years.
It will lie remembered that when the Great War
broke out the United States government like all of the
governments of the world turned hoarder of gold. This
editorial is not even for the purpose of quarreling with
that particular policy. Hut it must never be forgotten
that for many years the business men (if the Occident
have been allowing hundreds of millions of silver to slip
is a substantial degree of harmony between capital and J0"1. ot !ieir hands into the hands of the .Japanese, the
labor as indicated'bv small unemployment. ; Chinese, the Fast Indians and the Straits Settlement
"The difficulties in sight are due to conditions of
relative under-production or decrease of production re
sulting from lessened activity of both capital and labor.
problems arising out ot heavy taxation ana measures
aboie the grocery store escaped. A
colored man by the name, ot Hudson
helped two men out of the back of
the store and assisted in arouning
th other roomeri.
is of two sorts prospective and developed mines, where
ore has actually been produced or blocked out. All mines
must at some time pass through their prospective stages.
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those who have participated 111 .successful prospects and Huck!eberrj, who wMact:d
mines 111 meir lniancv. . , . . . ..
rooming hou-.e aboie. known as tho
Home room. The grocery store was
Ttltl -DTTVAmAV fITTIT
.1..U..C1 ivunnniii vtj.jv.lj .., Dy j streeter. There also
Out of every 100 girls who disappear from their
homes only two are never found. This fact ha just been
deduced from police records.
The statement may sound encouraging to people in
to whose ears the story of the disappearing girl is persis
tently dinned. But though it is good to know that only
two out of every hundred are never traced, there is no
ground for a relaxation in the vigilance with which the!b!fore ,he firf" wa3 di3C0Te--e1
young girl should be guarded. The statistics offered are
mercifully silent as to the stories of many of the girls who
are discovered. Any parent who is tempted to point to
the figures given here and say "There knew most of
those lost girl stories -were bunk" should consider
-evera! occupied room back of the
'tore. The contents ot the store an. I
of the rooms Is a total loss, it was
stated last night The !o.s was plac-i-l
at 110,000. .Mr Strceter is said
to hae closed and left his btore al
S o'clock last night, but 3'i minute?
resulting from the one-sided" working of the tax laws, poses of trade in times of peace the white metal is as
Now it happens that for ages at least one half of
the world, roughly estimated, has clung to the silver as a
medium of exchange. For purposes of war or for pur-
tent with half the human race as is the vellow metal with
the other half. There may be some among the hundreds
of millions of the so-called inferior races who really pre
fer gold but on the other hand perhaps a majority of the
individuals on the earth's surface live and die without
1 piece of gold; without ever having held
Mlver is the only money me
tal that thev know.
while, financially speaking, caution and conservation are
called for and the efforts to restrict the vohune of credit
Lave been only partially successful. As a result high in
terest rates and a relative scarcity of funds will continue
to prevail during the period in which the country is en
deavoring to extend its productive capacity and to over-j,,"vlI'g ever seen a piece ot g
come the relative loss of progress resulting from war li- f-'nIl fi in their hands.
nutations upon investment and production.
PUBLIC MONUMENT FOR GEORGE BABBITT
There is a strong public sentiment favoring the erec
tion of a public monument to the memory of the late
George Babbitt for his many note worthy deeds of kind
ness (luring the many years of his residence In Flagstaff,
the contributions to come .in large or small amounts as a
general tribute from those who loved him during his life
time and had been helped by his kindness, as well as those
who held him in high esteem and would perpetuate his
memory. It would be a fitting thing to do and we hope
the good thought does not die without fruition. Coconino
CHINESE VIEWS ON OUR SCHOOLS
Since December 17, 19J9, a Chinese educational coin
mission lias been traveling in the United States study
ing our public school system. It has centered its investi
gation on the normal, secondary, elementary and voca
tional schools, in both city and rural communities. Al
though the commission is here to study our methods with
a view to introducing new and helpful ideas in Chinese
schools, its work and conclusions hold much material for
serious thought for educational leaders here at home.
One thing that struck the Oriental educators as odd
is the fact that in the United States the modem school
building is a model of beauty and efficiency, while the
teaching force is sadly neglected underpaid, over
worked and disregarded generally bv the public. Whv
such elaborate tools and so little emphasis upon skilled
men and women to use them I
"In China," said one of the commission, "the school
teacher is regarded as the most valuable asset to the ccni
munity, and is given credit for being the most intelligent
and patriotic of its citizens. In the United States the
pubic school teacher is paid a wage much lower than the
skilled workman. In China he is taken care of with a
wage that is higher."
Ui course, modern education metnous are newer :n
China than in this country. Yet is that really a rcson
wky ours should lag behind the times while those of China
are in the lead?
Another thing which surprised the visitors was an
1 in the event of something like a war breaking out
1 between the peoples of the Orient and the peoples of the
Uccident the defects ot a iiscal policy which insists upon
hoarding the gold and not the silver would quickly be
come apparent to all. An aggressive nation like Japan,
for instance, could finance a war among the Orientals
through the possession of the silver, caring little or noth
ing for the gold. J 11 fact what Nippon needs to dominate
the Orient and the Western Pacific Ocean is not the yel
low inetal but the white. Among the Orientals as be
tween the gold and the silver the silver would win.
For these and for many other reasons it is worth
while to stop to inquire whether the United States and
the Allies of Europe are not making a big blunder by al
lowing so much of the silver to slip through their hands
into the hands of the Oriental peoples. It is idle to say
that these immense movements of silver to Japan, to
China and to India cannot be prevented. "Where there is
always a will there is a way. If the movement of large
quantities of gold can be stopped why not the movements
of large quantities of silver?
WHERE SILVER GOES
Three hundred million dollars in silver has been
hoarded during the last three years by the Chinese, ac
cording to an interview with the vice president ot the
Bank of China, published hi a recent issue of the North
China Daily News. The reason given by the bank official
is that bandits are rampant even-where in China, and in
order to insure safety "people are hiding thqir silver in
the ground." Native trade is reported as sugering in con
sequence, and the banker is quoted as saying: "But the
habit of hoarding silver must be done away with if the
native trade is to be improved. The redemption of the
bank notes also depends largely upon the abolition of the
silver hoarding habit of the Chinese people."
FOR PUBLIC WORKS
PHOENIX. April S Whether tin
whether his own daughter may not be one of the two out!,ta,e can be made "abIe for person'
a, lujur.er. uu au; puuuc mutks is
the intrrpttint; point now before thi
supreme court with thf submission
of the ca-e of the state js appel
lant against Claud Sharpe.
Sharpe was aorkins on the capital
addition a ear ajo last I'ebruary
vi hen a derrick fell on him. cracking
of the next hundred
Jn speaking of the lost girl question, an experienced
woman, aid to New York's commander of the Bureau of
Missing Persons, makes these suggestions:
"(Jirl run away because they like excitement. They
like lurid movies and motor rides, dancing and pretty
clothes. Jf they are denied real pleasure at home, they
seek false joys abroad, and then the trouble begins. We
need brothers who will go out with their sisters witliout,on?s"le o hi3 s'ku" anl Prmanenti,-
ditabling one of his hand.-). He
brought suit for $13,000 In the su
perior court of Maricopa county and
was awarded a judgment of 5.000
in accordance with the erdict of
the jury. The state then appealed on
the ground that the law makes no
specific provision in matters o, this
The attorney general's office wa
represented by I. D. Whitney assis
tant attorney general and Sharpe by
Attorneys H. 15 Shoemaker and C. S.
Charity may be defied as that spirit of friendship
and toleration with which you can consider the foibles
and weaknesses of any person who doesn't happen to. be
a candidate for the office you want.
Looks like a dry election year.
He who says nothing is never misquoted.
How we poor folks like to find fault with the rich.
feeling like martvrs."
The cure for runaway girl certainly sounds simple:
but then, all truth is simple. Whether it be runaway
girls or restless boys, the way to keep thom safe is to
give them wholesome fun and plenty of it.
Twenty-one St. Louisans answered a movie adver
tisemen for -A Man-Who Looks Like Lincoln."' The
country can muster a great many more Lincoln-looking
men than Lincoln thinking men.
"With some ."i-cent cigars you get at least six scents.
Silence is golden, yet some people kick on forever.
True love is responsible for many follies and few
Under the classification "married men" are manv
Some men are as ready to do an injury as they are
to apologize lor it.
This is' the time for all good men to read the Consti
tution of the United States.
j. uioun.u jii. igui; usin vii.iuics a inuii to maKC omeis
believe that he is right when they know he is wrong.
It may be all right for a woman to marry in haste and
repent at leisure, but a married man has no leisure.
Some men franklv admit that thev can't sing, but the
man never lived who didn't think he had a keen sense of
It is better to be old fashioned than uncomfortable.
but you will have to go a long ways to find anybody who
After a girl gets on the shady side of 23 she drops the
affinity business and begins to hustle around for an ordin
Intelligence is a valid excuse from jury duty.
So far it is only a treaty of pieces.
Politeness, like an air cushion cases the jolt.
The less you have in the pocket the more you need
in the head.
Money talks but it doesn's say much these days.
You can profit by bad examples or follow them, ac
cording to the kind of mud you arc made of.
Ambition never grows old; in fact it seldoms gets
beyond the age of discretion.
The Standard Oil company defends its price raise.
How human big concerns arc!
A girl's opinion of a slow young man is one who
hasn't acauired the hair mussuur habit. pataoonia Hardsell mine to in-
One man may speak for another, but one woman un 8team PnmP t0 hnJie ter
can't talk for another with any degree of satisfaction. ' flow-
LEAVE FOR CAPITAL
PHOE.VIX. April 8. Vice President
and Mrs. Marshall left at 9-0 o'clocJc
tonight after spending sereral weeks
at their winter home at Scottsdale,
near here, following the death o!
their small adopted son in Washing
ton. They will go east hy way of
Jlot Springs, Ark., where tho vice
president Is to speak at the conven
tion of the National Good Roads association.
U. S, EXPERT PRAISES
PROGRESS MADE BY
SCHOOLS OF ARIZONA
riiOENIX, April 6. After a tour
of inspection of home economic work
and vocational training for girls In
the Arizona schools. Miss Anno
Richardson, federal director in those
educational branches, returned yes
terday to Washington, D. C, after ex
pressing the opinion that wonderful
progress has been made in both
courses in the state schools.
KINGMAN' Combination mine to
be developed and machinery install
ed by new company. Gold ore mina
opens ore giving values 129 to ton
on 0 level.
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