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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 5, 1013.
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SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY Tf 19j:i.
' No legacy is so rich as honesty.
j SHAKESPEARE. j
We Are Naturally Gratified
It is with gratification that The Republican
learns that two important deals have lesulted chiefly
through the publicity given to promising properties
Jn the mining department of this paper. Though the
department was established comparatively recently,
mining men and capitalists have already come to
recognize the reliability of its estimates of the prop
erties it describes. It is also recognized that not
only are properties honestly described but that the
estimates of them are as correct as it Is possible for
an estimate of a prospect or a not completely devel
oped mine, to be.
The same publicity, if given these two proper
ties in a journal whose praise is indiscriminate
would not likely have attracted capital to them at all.
- The Republican is the more gratified that it has
been the medium of putting these properties in the
way of development. That is a far more valuable
service to the state than to have been the medium
through which the sale of a large and already devel
oped mine might have been consummated. That
would have contributed nothing to the development
of the state's resources, the thing of which we stand
chiefly in need.
That this is a great mining state, all men know,
but they do not know how great. That it is a great
stock raising and agricultural state is also well
known. There has not been enough co-operation
between these great industries. The agricultural
sections have betrayed too little interest in the de
velopment of the mineralized section. It i the wish
and the purpose of The Republican to bring them
together in an understanding that the development
of the one cannot fail to facilitate the development
of the other.
It Is Inevitable
In his set speech in the senate the other day,
Mr. Bailey of Texas, stated that the next battle
would be between democracy, and progressivism.
That that will be so has been quite apparent to
everybody since November 5 of last year. To all
thinking persons it was plain a- long ago as August
0 last, that the ultimate fight between progress and
bourbonism would be between the progressive party
and democracy, the representative ft reaction, in the
Such a battle i.s inevitable. It is within the
power of the democrats to delay the engagement be
yond 191C, but it is plain that they will not do it.
It i.s already very evident that there will be very
little progressive legislation by the next congress,
and it cannot be charged that a failure by the
congress to enact such legislation will be a violation
of the democratic national platform, for it does not
pledge the party to progressive legislation.
Parties seldom redeem convention pledges. They
never, in any case, go beyond them. The democratic
platform studiously ignored the right of the people to
rule. Though Mr. Bryan is credited with having dic
tated the national platform, his well known views on
the subject of popular rule are not set forth in that
document, an omission to which W. R. Hearst in an
analysis of the platform directed attention.
We have no doubt of the honesty of Mr. Bryan in
his long struggle in behalf of popular legislation and
we have equally no doubt that he would have pre
ferred a party declaration in favor of it. He could
not, however, by his insistence upon such a declara
tion afford to provoke a fight in the convention
which would attract popular attention to a majority
In the convention hostile to the rule of the people.
The fight which was avoided at Baltimore, will,
as Senator Bailey says, be fought out before the
nation between the democrats and the progressives;
we mean, the fight will be fought between the demo
cratic parly and the progressive party with which
progressive democrats as well as the progressives of
all parties, will be found allied.
A Foolish Practice Prohibited
The Southern Pacific has adopted a very sensible
rule effective the first of the year, prohibiting the
throwing of rice at departing newly married couples,
about Its depot, grounds and trains. We suppose, of
course, the rule also works for the protection of
others less fortunate than young married people.
While we are notinformed, we trust that the throw
ing of old shoes and other missiles, is also Inter
dicted. Employes of the company are expected to enforce
the anti-rice throwing rule on pain of losing their
The origin of the foolish practice of rice-throwing
is lost in the mists of antiquity and we have
often wondered that it has come down so far into
civilization. Sensible people long1 ago abandoned it.
To be quite accurate, sensible people never engage
It is not only a foolish but a very dangerous
practice, concerning the perils of which the railroad
company has been gathering statistics, showing that
from one out of every five cases of rice-throwing
some sort of an accident has resulted. Grains of
rice have entered the ears or eyes of innocent by
standers, in no way implicated in the case of matri
mony under punishment. Grains of rice, littering' the
steps and platforms of cars have been the cause of
many a slip and fall, sometimes with most serious
Then there is the humiliation of the bridr and
groom whose new relation is thus so conspicuously
advertised, though they naturally wish to conceal it
from strangers, so sacred does it seem to them.
Yet, they are jeered at by passengers who have
witnessed their mobbing and are pointed out by
these witnesses to later passengers who enter the
train for hundreds of miles along the Journey.
History in Nomenclature
The Arizona Star demands the restoration of the
name- "Military Park" or "Military Plaza" to that
tract of ground to which a misguided patriotic sent
tnent, some lime ago, gave the name of "Washington
Park." The Star would preserve as much of the
history of Tucson as possible in nomenclature.
It was in the Military Plaza, the place where
Iawton, Crook, Miles and many other officers who
afterward grew into national fame, camped, and the
trail which led to it from the town was for many
years "Camp street." That, too, hs been unhappily
changed to something else. That also, the Star
wuld like restored.
. We believe, so far as possible, oTd names with
historical significance should be retained. In our
own case the names of our north and south streets
were changed. They formerly bore Indian names,
such as "Yuma," "Yavapai," "Apache," "Tonto."
"Pinal," "Pima," "Papago," "Mohave," etc.
Those names possessed no significance; and.
beside, by reason of the regularity of the streets
there was an apparent advantage in designating the
streets by numbers, calling those east of Center
street "streets," and those west, "avenues."
History lost nothing by such a change, for there
was never a reason why those Indian names should
have been given to the thoroughfares. There was
never any relation between Phoenix and those tribes
whose names had been embalmed in other ways.
A Good Suggestion
The suggestion of the Arizona Democrat last
night for the appointment of a civic improvement
committee, we believe, is a good one; at any rati,
it is worthy of consideration. Phoenix in its rapid
growth, is facing many problems, the solution of
which should be approached in a broad spirit.
It may be urged that a committee of one hundred
as proposed by the Democrat, would be too large,
unwieldly, but then it might be divided into sub
committees, each for the consideration of some spe
But anyhow, we believe this proposition will be
generally approved. There is a general recognition
of the fact that the affairs of the city can no longer
be handled to the best public advantage by partisan
administrations. A civic committee, whatever its
size, would tend to make the conduct of our munici
pal business non-partisan.
Can a Worn Out Body Be Replaced? ;
(Burton J. Hendrick in McClure's)
Animal cells, when treated chemically, are a
parently immortal. But the human body is simply
a universe of such cells. If each minute individual
part of us i.s imperishable, does it necessarily follow
that the agregation can be artificially maintained in
a condition of everlasting youth? Are the real
waters of eternal life certain liquid substances, like
Doctor Loeb's salt solution for sea urchins and
Doctor Carrel's laboratory solution for animal
tissue, which, when artificially conveyed to the
cells, will destroy the "metabolic products" that
cause "old age" and "natural death?" Will human
existence, like that of these animal cells on the
cover glass, ultimately resolve itself into periods of
youth and old age, and then youth and old age
again, and so on indefinitely? Will human life re
semble the tree whose leaves bloom in May and
wither in November, only to put on new life .again
with the return of spring?
This is certainly an interesting idea to play
with; theoretically, indeed, there seems no scientific
reason why the miracle should not be realized.
Certain practical difficulties, however, are already
apparent. Doctor Carrel has discovered that certain
proportions of distilled water in the "medium" re
juvenate certain tissue, such as the spleen, the
heart and the liver of the embryo chick. He found,
however, that the same proportions of distilled
water that "activated" the spleen did not produce
the same effect upon the heart and liver. Again,
that certain proportions of salt stimulated skin
tissues, while it had no effect upon other organs.
These variations seemed to indicate that each
kind of animal tissue had a particular kind of
medium in which it would grow best. Let us
take the human body for example. If Doctor
Carrel's theory is correct, one medium would re
vivify the heart, another the liver, another the
nervous system, another the skin, and so on. As
the body contains an almost endless variety of
cells, an almost endless variety of media would have
to be injected. Even though other difficulties did
not present themselves, as they unquestionably
would, the human mind would soon get lost in
the complexity of this problem.
It is not impossible however that the discovery
may have certain practical applications. It is not
unlikely that experimentation may discover the
media in which certain human tissues skin, bone,
heart, nerves, liver and so on grow most luxuriantly-.
Under these conditions degenerated organs may
possibly be strengthened and perhaps made over.
Nerves are a particular case in point. There is
an actual degeneration of nervous tissue in certain
nervous diseases; if the optimum medium for nerve
cells is discovered it is not impossible that the
worn-out, harassed nerves of the American business
man may be rejuvenated. In the healing of wounds
this idea might likewise offer great relief. Surgeons
are constantly having trouble over the slowness of
healing, and, an artificial method of stimulation,
such as that suggested by these experiments, is
one of the greatest desiderata of practical medicine.
(Concerning Multiplying Signs of the Approach of
"It looks to mo like," sez My Paw, "'at we're on
th' verge of Hard Times which is'shurely comin' with
th' Democrat Administrashun, just like I sed it
would. Things is Tightenin' up a Hole Lot rite here
in IVenix if they's anything in Sines."
"What Premonishuns of a Stringency, so to
Speek, in financhle matters have you seen yit?" ast
our naber, IVrfesscr Hobs which is a Barber; "I
been notisin' .-ome myself," he adz.
"The Most Plainest Sine I seen yit," sez My p;lw,
"is the Innability of th' Ladies of Feenix. spechly th
younger wuns to affoard Hare Brushes, Comes an'
liibbins with which to keep their Hare Confined so's
it hangs loose all over their Faces makin' 'em Picters
of Woe. My Hart Bleeds fer 'em an if I was as well
.Fixt as I'd like to be, I'd see at every Woman in
Feenix had a Brush an' Come so's 'at she could
keep her Hare out of her Ize.
"They's anuther thing 1 been notisin' 'at proves
to me- 'at Cant Poverty is Stockin' over th' land in
advance of the Democrat Administrashun. You'll
noti.s, I'erl'esser. any of these here chilly Mornin's
or Kveiiim's lots of Young Ladies which can't affoard
to buy Ear Mull's an" has ol have their Hare Pasted
down over their Kars to pertect 'em from th' Riggers
"Th' older Ladies seems to be prosprous enuff
yit. but th' chill of what's called Pennyry seems to
Choose fee its Victums th' Young and Beautifle."
"I don't know," sez Perfesser Hobs, "how you
come to Notis all these here Sines of Depreshun an'
hard times. I'm a observant man myself but I
ain't seen no woman's Hare or Face all Winter. Th'
best 1 been able to do was to git a Glimst of their
Chins whic h, if its vary Long wun, some time Pe-r-troods
below the Hat brims. I s'pose yon aim told
your wile yit about these here Fourrunners of th'
Panniek which you been Skeered at."
"No," replizc My Paw, "I didn't think it was best
to Prem.ttoorly alarm her fer feci- 'at she would
misconst rot my motifs in lookin' fer Sines of Hard
Times. Hy th' way, Perfesser. you sed awhile back
in tins here Discushun 'at you'd notised some Sines,
too. What was they?"
"Wiskers," teplize th" Perfesser. they's puttin'
th Harberons liizness on th' Bum."
GETS LONDON TIMES FREE
To the National Press club of Washington be
longs the distinction of being the first organization
or individual to rece-ive a complimentary subscrip
tion to (he London Times. The fact that during the
lli'i years of the existence of the London Times
ther has n-vr been such a courtesy extended
before was disclosed in a letter written by Lord
Northeliffe, editor and publisher of the paper,
to the National Press club. Leird Northeliffe, in
his letter, state, that he thought the' club a worthy
exception to the rule and that the paper would be
still beginning Janr.arv 1,
TACT IS INHERITED
Tact is one- of the few- things in the world that
cannot be acquired. hie must be born with ft. As
an example, just consider the case of that little girl
who wrote to Andrew Ca rne-gie that hi looked just
like Santa. C'.uas.
By WALT MASON
A blessing on those modern schools in which we
mortals find a way. by simple rules, to keep our
facts in mind. The man who
cannot recollect his front side
from his rear, may get his
latitude correct by taking lessons
here. His mind becomes a filing
case in which he stores away
the helpful facts, each in its
place, for use some future day.
And men who once were failures
rank have le-arned to nail the
scade; they'se president cf trust
and bank according to the ads.
Schools do a noble work, indeed,
vvo're deeply in their debt; and
now a school we greatly need to
teach us to forge-t. We poison all our pleasures
here; we keep old woes in mind, and nurse stale
grudges by the year, which should be left behind.
We worry over dive-rs stakes we vainly tried to
win; we brood upon our ancie-nt breaks when we
should blithely grin. This little life is speeding
fast; the wise man gaily humps, and lets the;
spectres of the past go hang or bump the bumps.
O'er vanished things, like dreary fools, we fuss
anel fume and fret; and sc I say we need some
schools to teach us to forget.
Why Who's Who
By HOWARD L. RANN
In all the bright galaxy of battle-scarred vet
eransi who picked up a few additional scars in the
recent campaign and will go
home soon to apply arnica and
think it over, no name shines
out more resplendent than that of
Senator Murray W. Crane of
Massachusetts. True, the senator
was not elefeated for re-election,
but he could see it coming on a
dog trot and decided to retire
before it became necessary to put
up the jiffy curtains. Senator
Crane is a noiseless, ball-bearing
public servant who can walk over
a Wilton velvet rug without dis
arranging the nap. His methods
are not showy, and when he has
I anything important to say he
says it in a. caressing pianissimo. After the retire
ment of Senator Aldrich he bossed the senate with
white kid gloves and rubber heels, and would prob
ably be boshing it yet were it not for the revolu
tionary instincts of one T. Roosevelt, who drew
several word pictures of the senator which por
trayed him rfc a mild-mannered, bald-headed brigand.
Senator Crape is a wealthy man and pays his
house rent liromptly on the first of the month.
He made hife money by manufacturing paper and
selling it tej the United States government at a
profit as mojlest as the senator himself. Mr. Crane
has no expensive tastes", and frequently is detected
in wearing tjie same necktie two days in succession,
ire wears a high arched forehead, which is not in
convenience by plumage, and, unlike his distin- '
guished colleague, Henry Cabot Lodge, he has every
appearance ' of being intellectual without being
obliged to prove it. Massachusetts will miss Murray
W., as he has lined the. state with federal buildings,
navy yards,: and other profitable enterprises. Despite
his activity however- somebody was always ready
to rise up and heave a codfish ball in his direction
or attack him with anonymous letters. No wonder
he decided to cash in before the draw.
l - :M
The Newspaper Job
The following letter written by Charles H.
Grasty, editor of the Baltimore Sun, to James M.
Thomson, proprietor of the New Orleans Item, gives
the attitude of a brilliant newspaper editor toward
the suggestion that he accept political office.
BALTIMORE, Nov. ft.
My dear Mr. Thomson:
Your letter of November 6 is at hand. I thank
you heartily. It i.s pleasing to think that a man
whose newspaper friendship dates back nearly
twenty years to your student days in the Johns
Hopkins university and who has done me the
honor to set mo up in his own newspaper shop as
something of an exemplar, should give me this
latest testimony of his regard.
I have had the like suggestions from various
quarters. If you will permit me I will make your
kind letter the text for some remarks on the
reasons upon which all newspaper advocacy should
rest and . upon the pride, rewards and duties of
I do not think there is any office that you, or
I, or any other earnest and intelligent editor can
afford to accept.
This is particularly and pre-eminently true
in a case where an editor has been useful to a
cause and his acceptance e(f an office would put
him and his paper in the position of making a sor
did swap of his support in return for office.
But aside from that consideration, office means
nothing to me. There is one thing in Maryland
better worth doing than any other thing. That
thing is the piloting of Maryland's greatest news
paper the Sun.
So much for that phase of the matter.
Now s to my reasons for supporting Wilson.
If I sought any share in the distribution of pat
ronage as such, or for any other reason than to
promote the well -being of the Wilson administration
by promoting the interests of the public service, I
would be committing an act of disingenuousness.
The Sun began its support of Woodrow Wilson in
March, 1910. It gave this support in the most
efficient way it knew how up to the time of his
nomination and election. Rut none ol" this did we
do for Woodrow Wilson the man, or Woodrow Wil
son the friend. We thought that Mr. Wilson
would be the best nominee to elect and the best
president after he was elected. Mr. Wilson is.
threfore, under no obligation whatever to the Sun
or to me. Our purpose was an entirely selfish one,
I confess. The only reward for a newspaper that
is substantial and enduring is public confidence.
To say that the big item on the credit side of
our balanace sheet is good will is but to state a
truism. Public confidence is to be gained by
rende-ring public service, not otherwise.
We have already had every reward to which
we are entitled up to dote for our support of Mr.
Wilson. He won the nomination brilliantly and
splendidly. He came out of that fight without a
spot on his armor. lie made a magnificent cam
paign. His victory was a glorious one. The Sun
shares in the public confidence that he has thus
We look for a still bigger reward that will
further increase the public gooiL will toward the
Sun. That reward will come from President Wil
son's giving the whole people a fine administration.
I am simply stating what you well know, for
we have talked it all over time and again. You
and I enjoy the privilege of doing a work in which
the less we bother about direct, personal and
material results, the greater will be the real rewards.
Our usefulness will grow by leaps and bounds,
readers will flock to our papers, merchants will
seek our advertising columns in order to have a
share in and put to commercial use the confidence
inspired by dealing squarely with the public.
And so in the court of public opinion we shall
seek our ambassadorships, you and I! President
Wilson can get plenty of men who could perform
the duties of the ambassadorships well enough, but
I don't know where New Orleans could look for
another Thomson to lead the great fights in the
Item for civic righteousness. Rut I thank you with
all my heart for a suggestion which has proceeded
from an old personal good will very dear to me.
CHARLES II. GRASTY.
COULDN'T SELL "JACK ROSES"
(Chicago Record Herald)
The murder of Herman Rosenthal has affected
the business of florists in Brooklyn. The Jack rose,
a popular blossom, has been left on the hands of
the Brooklyn florists, just because it bears the same
name as the informant in the famous thials.
No longer does a girl like to go into a florist
shop and ask for a dozen Jack roses. But the flor
ists, knowing that the horticulturists have not ceased
to cultivate Jack roses despite the notoriety of "Bald
Jack" Rose, ' have, decided that there should be a
change in the name of the blossom. The rose,
therefore, is known -as the New York rose, and de
spite the fact that people may know that it is the
same flower they don't mind asking for a dozen
New York roses.
That is not all the harm that "Bald Jack" Rose
did to business. There was a serious slump in cock
tails which were known as Jack Roses. A Jack Rose
Is a cocktail which was guaranteed to cultivate a
keen edge on one's appetite. However, like the
florists, the bartenders decided that perhaps under
another name the Jack Rose cocktail might again
become a good seller.
Accordingly they now call it a "royal smile."
HEAD OF A CITY DEPARTMENT AT 21
The honor of becoming the youngest head of
an important municipal department in this state,
if not in the entire country, falls upon Oswald J.
McCourt, who was appointed recently overseer of
the poor in Newton. Mr. McCourt has just passed
his twenty-first birthday.
Raid one man on the street, speaking to a
friend, "Well, money talks."
"Maybe it does," answered the other; "but all it
ever said to me was 'Good-bye.' " Pathfinder.
The constant and consistent attention
both small and large, has won respect
The Phoenix National Bank
A 'friend that will never fail you
We pay 1 per cent compounded
scmi-annuall v on saving accounts.
The Valley Bank
"The Bank of Service"
Go Without Shoes
EVERY ELECTRIC MAN'S
WIFE HAS AX
ELECTRIC FLAT IRON
There's a reason. She knows it
does not cost much to operate and
it saves her time and labor.
BUYS A GENERAL ELECTRIC
Five Year Guarantee Against Burnouts
Pacific Gas and
230-232 WEST WASHINGTON ST.
Sage Advice From Henry Clay j
(A. G. Rowe in the Century Magazine)
Little Grandmother had suddenly become a
heroine in the family, for the news had reached the
ears of some of the younger members that she had
met and talked with the great senator, Henry Clay,
so often a candidate for the presidency, whose fame
was still green in our part of the country. She
had known him in Washington, and had been :i
member of the church which he had attended. It
had been hinted to us that she had something of
great interest, not to say importance, to relate of
him. But to all requests, which really became im
portunities, she long returned only deprecating
replies, which of course merely whetted our appe
tites for her reminiscences. Had he confided to
her the inside history of some great political event?
we wondered. Had he spoken of his great disap
pointment in his political ambitions? Had he re
vealed the secret of his oratorical power? It was
in vain that Little Grandmother assured us that ii
was none of these. Her very reluctance made us
sure of the importance of what he had said. At
last, one day, in pursuance of a promise, which
had been conditioned on our good behavior, she re
counted the circumstances. The great senator, upon
being presented to her, with the gallantry for which
he was noted, made inquiry as to her health anil
then as to the number of her children; and learn
ing that they were numerous, said with the air of
"Madam, may I venture to suggest to you a
very important thing? When you wash your
children's eyes, always wipe toward the nose."
KIPLING'S FAMOUS REPLY
(New York Evening Sun)
In the search for the most famous short letters
of history the "Peccavi" of Sir Charles Napier over
laps a letter credited to Kipling. "Peccavi," the
Iatin word meaning "I have sinned," it may per
haps be remembered, was the laconic but expressive
message sent back to England by Sir Charles on the
occasion of his having subdued a mutinous province
of India by the name of Sind.
But speaking of Kipling, some reader saw in
a newspaper that this author received for his output
a shilling a word. Inclosing a coin he sent a letter
to the novelist requesting a shilling's worth . of
Kipling. To this Mr. Kipling wrote back, "Thanks."
Harvard students pay $2,000 more for drinks an.l
$27,000 more for tobacco annually than they pay
for books. Is the proportion greater or less than that
for the general run of citizens? New York World.
to the interests of its customers,
and confidence for