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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER G, 1913
(PAGE FOUR Arizona Republican Editorial Page The Arizona Republican I'lil.Hulir-il .v ARIZONA pt ld.l.SlllNO COMPANY. The i.lv Paper m Arizona Published K.very Day in the Year. only .Morning Paper in Phoeit.x. Dwight 1 President Manager Charles A. Sta lifter Business Manager ..,,. tt, v Cat- Assistant Business Manager j' W. S..ar Kditor ,"-a 11. S. Huggett -:'ty Kditor Kxclusive Morning Associated Press Dispatches. ifl'i'-e, Corner Second ai. i Adams Streets. J'.ut.-i .-.t al the Poslot 1 lee at Phoenix, Arizona, as Mail Matter (.( the Second 'lass. Address all communications to T I 1 10 ARIZONA KKPL'U J.ICAN, Phoenix. Arizona. TKI.Kll IO.NKS: lousiness office 422 City Kditor " SUBSCRIPTION i:ati": Daily, one month, in idvanee $ Dailv, three month;:, m ;ulvai'f 2.00 Daily, six months, in advance 4.00 Daily, one year, m advance S.UO Sundays only, by mail 2.tU SATl'RDAY M iKNIXC, SKPTKMBKK tl, l'JVl Though a man com pier a thous and men in battle, a greater cmi ()ucir still is he who conquers hini solf. Buddha. It Will Fit Any City or Town The advocates of tile city manager idea last spring were met by the objection that while that plan might work very well in small towns and luid. Inestimably, worked well in such towns where it hat! been tried, it would be entirely inapplicable to a city of the size of Pho. nix which was rapidly growing. Since then several much larger cities than Phoenix have adopted it, among them Dayton, Springfield and Sandusky, )hio. There is a grow ing conviction among thoughtful men that no city can be too big for the city manager plan. Mr. Frederick V. I'pham of Chicago is one of the foremost students of municipal government and betterment in this country. He is a member of the Chicago Plan Commission, and for some years has been actively engaged in every movement look ing to the improvement of Chicago. He has lately leturned fn.m a visit to Ktirope, and has brought back with him "the Berlin idea.' The P.efiin idea is the city manager idea which for many years has been prevalent in most, if not all, Herman cities. Berlin." said Mr. I'pham. "is the twin of Chi cago. It is wide-awake and well governed. It is almost as bustling as an American city. If Chi cago only had as a business manager a trained man instead of a mayor elected on a political basis, this city could soon become as beautiful as Peilin, with out the expenditure of any more money than is now spent. There is none of this political rivalry for the mayor's office such as we see in this coun try and which results in our cities being badly gov erned and wasteful." As late as a year ago probably a majority of the students of government in this country thought as our Phoenix objectors did, that the manager plan was not applicable to large cities. The fact is. they had not thought much about it. Hut now that their attention has been directed to it they do not see why a city, whatever its size, may not be run on busi ness principles; they do not see why public money, more than private money, should be wasted. Commenting on the adoption of the Dayton charter, the Chicagu Record-1 lerald said: "It illus trates the spread of the gospel of efficiency and local non-partisanship. Our cities are evidently pre pared to do things which Jenny ny alone has been credited with by students' of municipal efficiency." We believe the time will come when "the Berlin idea" will prevail throughout this country; when the people will select their public servants with the same care with which they select their employes in private business, and they will insist that the public business be transacted with the same economy and efficiency that they require in the handling of their private affairs. The proposed model charter offers to Phoenix the opportunity to become one of the pioneers in the movement for better municipal government. Ky the adoption of the charter we will gain many years In the advancement of the city, and we will save many thousands of dollars in the handling of mimic ipal business. The Reform School Whether or not as many as twenty-one inmates of the, reform school have escaped from that insti tution within the last two or three weeks we do not know, but it is certain that the ranks have been somewhat depleted. It is stated by a newspaper of Cochise county that the new superintendent of the reform school, in illustration of the humane methods with which he was going to supplant the heroic methods of his predecessor, one night took a miscel laneous lot of the pupils to a picture show. When the detachment was rounded up on returning to the school it was found that the attendance had been decreased by two. This is to serve as an illustration that in deal ing with reform school boys something more than gentleness and kindness is needed. There must be a firm enforcement of dicipline and obedience. It is well enough to give a show of confidence in a bad boy, but it must not take the form of an implicit belief in his good intentions. If he were worthy of such a trust, he would not be in the reform school. Between this kind of treatment and cruelty there is little difference, so far as the future of the boy is concerned. Prisoners of mature age, and not all prisoners, by any means, can be put upon their honor. The honor of a bad boy. though, is a weak thing and requires careful and patient development. Col. Mahoney, the first superintendent of the school and the superintendent until a year ago, since "when we have had three superintendents, conducted it with great success. lie had had no experience in such matters; probably had never opened a book on penology in his life, and had no fanciful theories. But he had a lot of hard sense, and had a knack of gaining the confidence of boys and men. lie treated the pupils with absolute justice. Under his man agement, rules were obeyed for the reasons that the The SPRHviKTLvNG WAGON boys liked the superintendent, rerpected him and held him in just enough fear to be healthy for them. When they received punishment, they under stood that it was not Jim Mahoney inflicting it. but the territory of Arizona, which wanted them to b better boys so as to grow up good citizens. And the Blind Saw Put this to the credit side of the slit skirt: It has been an instrument in the detection of fraud. Oh, no, we do not mean fraud on the part of the wearer, who sought to conceal nothing. The other day a man was sitting on a street corner in St. Louis, a tin cup in his hand and a large placard across his breast bearing the legend. "Pity the Blind." A woman with a skirt, slit to the knee, came along. The blind man was shocked. His eyes flew open with amazement that such goings on should be per mitted in any Missouri town. Another young man happened along at the moment and took in the en semble, the slit skirt and the blind man's steady gaze. When the vision passed around the corner, the young man beckoned to a policeman and. pointed an accusing finger at the blind man, who was taken to court and thence to jail, a refug from such dis turbing spectacles. The dispatch which describes this miraculous restoration of sight does red say what charge was lodged against the beggar, but we suppose that it was gazing upon what only those with eyesight are entitled to see. The democratic populace, we understand, has become excited over that clause of the state consti tution to which attention has been called by The Republican, Section 2, Article XXII, "Schedule and Miscellaneous," which does not prohibit any demo crat of legal age and who is a c itizen of this coun try by nativity or naturalization from aspiring to the office of governor. No, Johnnie, this new "exclusive" water sup ply of our neighbor, the Arizona C.azette, is not to be consumed "exclusively" by the Cazette folks. You, any of us, can have a drink of it now and then if we will only be good. SWEET DISORDER (Robert Herrick) A sweet disorder In the dress Kindles in clothes a wantonness; A lawn about the shoulders thrown Into a fine distraction An erring lace, which here and there Knthrals the crimson stomacher A cuff neglected, and thereby Ribbands to flow confusedly A winning wave, deserving note. In the tempestuous petticoat A careless shoestring, in whose tie I see a wild civility Do more bewitch me than when art Is too precise in every part. SUBTRACTION The teacher was hearing the youthful class in mathema tics. "No," she said; "in order to subtract, things have to be in the same denomination. For instance, we couldn't take three years from four peaches, nor eight horses from ten cats. Do you understand?" There was assent .from the majority of pupils. One little lwy in the rear raised a timid hand. "Well, Bobby, what is it?''' asked the teacher. "Please, teacher," said Bobby, "couldn't you take three quarts of milk from two cows?" New York Post. SHE KNEW Bookkeeper If I asked the boss to raise my salary, what do you think he would say? Stenographer Mr. Penner, I am a lady I never even think such things'. THE DS OF REL Q Lady Macbeth By HOWARD L. R AN N id.' Macbeth is the t pleasing pieces of heroine filagree dabbled that Mm of oil. fiction in light ot trie ij, Vented literature m by Mr. Shakespeare, who with so much enthusiasm it of his language has had to be either extracted or deodorized. This process has robbed Shakespeare's books of a good ileal of their pristine vigor, hut has made it pos sible to lead him out loud in a select company without causing anybody to reach for the Plorida water. Lady Macbeth was a strong-minded female who had positive convictions on a great inanv subjects. )ne of these con victions was that it would be a kind act to remove a number of people who had planted themselves on the right of way leading to the throne of Scotland, ami she nagged Macbeth until he finally slew the king with every semblance of cordiality. Ban-pio was the lieu in line, and the Macbeth family had him killed one evening so that he wouldn't interrupt tin- corona tion ceremonies. Shakespeare, who was on familiar terms with the Macbeths and took long-hand notes of most of their conversation, tells us that Bamiuo, having a previous engagement in another climate, sent his ghost to the banquet to annoy Macbeth, who immediately threw some light and airy persi flage in the direction of the ghost and l.-ll into a profound fit. Rady Macbeth was one of the most profane women Shakespeare ever met, which is saying a good deal, and the neighbors became very tired of seeing her rinse her hands under the kitchen pump i""1 hearing her cry, "out. damned spot," several times in succession in th key of six sharps. After his wife's consorting with a number who were slightly nutty, scant but honest living by it soup bowl and advising leath Macbeth got to of well-known witches These ladies made .a telling fortunes out of people when to let go of I'nited States steel common, and they informed Macbeth that he would not die until something like forty aires of red oak timber, popularly known as Rirnam's wood, should rise up and fall on him. Macbeth was much pleased to hear this, ami before departing deposited a Canadian quarter in the soup which the witches were about to in hale. P.anquo had a son named Malcolm, a very obstinate and ill-tempered person, who had no re gard for human life and decided to slaughter Macbeth before the market declined. He therefore called out the militia, and arming them- with the deadly scrub oak marched on Macbeth to the tune of Chopin's funeral oration. Macbeth ran out to meet them in considerable trepidation and an orange tunic, but was stopped a short distance from the windmill by Malcolm's sword, which made finite a rent in his person before backing out. This is a sad tale, ami teaches us that midst of life we are in death. in the A MILITANT MOTHER GOOSE (l-'ranklin P. Adams, in Kvei ybody's Magazine) Suffragette, suffragette, where have you been? I've been to London to frighten the queen. Suffragette, suffragette, what did you there? I blew ten buildings right into the air. Kide-a-cock-horse to Banbury Cross, To see a fine voter ride on a fine horse. Votes on her fingers and votes on her toes. She shall have ballots wherever she goes. Noises and dins. Noises and dins. When a girl ballots Her trouble begins. There was an old woman who lived down at Kew; She had so many daughters they didn't know what to do; They mounted the platform, they argued with roughs And all for the cause of the militant stiffs. SOCIAL WELFARE Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Gal. vi, 1-2. F O R T . 9 The Undaunted Man By WALT MASON I met a Kansas gtanger whose corn crop was iii danger from drouth and roasted wind; it was enough to make him disconsolate and break him, and still the farmer grinned. He looked across his acres, all doomed by weather fakers who got the climate mixed; he watched the dust clouds swirling, he saw the corn leaves curling, he looked the rows betwixt; he said : "It's gone, I reckon: it's shriveled up, by heck, an' it won't produce an ear; of course: it's mighty grievous; such things) will always pevce us but better luck next year!" II is spirit wasn't humbled, he neither groaned nor grumbled, nor east away his tools; misfortune round him bristled, but cheerily he whistled, and manicured his mules. How many are undaunted when goo.l things they have wanted like imbbles disappear? How many grin at sorrow and look toward tomorrow and better luck next year? That farmer, in the future, when you, disgruntled, took your loud trunpet of despair, will have all kinds of money, his days will all he sunny, and diamonds he will wear. For fortune always favors the man who neer wavers when evil days appear, who sizes up affliction, and says, with graceful ilictioir. "Well, better luck next year!" A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFANITY (Chicago Post) There are a great many men who are worthy in other ways who swear too much. They realize this when they get in surroundings where they have to remodel their speech. Kmphasis comes slowly through not having" more than one vigorous means of expression and the self-imposed watch against a .'lip makes conversation painful. Its progress is like that of a cat in Wet grass. Profanity is taken up the most eagerly and the least ingeniously by young men who are be ing thrown in with elder men of 1 he world for the first times. They jab in oaths unaccountably and amateurishly. It is plain to be seen that they are afraid of being looked upon as weaklings if they do not lard their lingo freely. After all, the indulgence in swear words car ries little recompense. It is an inelegance vice, if you wiii, that is the less excusable because of its having the less attractiveness. Our grandfath ers ejaculated "Godfrey's cordial" when agitated, and a Chicago man coached himself in the sub stitution of "statistician" that is, he did until he ran into a chair in the dark, when "statistician' did not occur to him. The luxurious use of profanity was illustrated in an excellent light opera of fifteen or more years ago, called "The Sphinx." The refrain of a song ran : "To state the case politely. His utterance was slightly Well, florid, torrid, A trifle hot. He said, and I believed him. The circumstances grieved him, And what he said relieved him A lot." You Need the service of a hank there are many reasons why this hank is an ideal hanking home. It is a designated depositary for United States Government funds which is an evidence of the high esteem and confidence in which it is held It invites small as well as large accounts, extending to every depos itor the most prompt and efficient service. The Phoenix National Bank Phoenix National Bank Building Modern Banking Service; Safe Deposit Vaults; Letters of Credit; Foreign and Do mestic Ivxdiange. In fact, we can supply your every hanking need. THE VALLEY BANK of Phoenix, Arizona "THE I J EST SECURITY ON EARTH IS THE EARTH ITSELF" Home Builders stock is hacked hv the verv choic est Real Estate The Security is IRON CLAD Quarterly Dividends paid since or ganization three and one-half years ago. Dividend rate now IhG per cent. Assets over $3.j0,000. SAFE CONSERVATIVE PROFITABLE Home Builders 127 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, Ariz. Our Trust Department can he of invaluahle assistance to you in matters of estates, trusts, syndicate or corporation affairs, etc., etc. Phoenix Title and Trust Co. 18 North First Avenue "The Modern Way" And we have the remembrance of the stranger in Hoyt's "A Hole in the Oround." who released his anger in the swearing closet, which shortly turned blue. Let the tut-tut system for petty annoyances be given a trial, as it undoubtedly will be on golf links. It is a good hot-weather substitute, anyway like iced tea. NO RELIEF The cynical person was standing in front of a part of an exhibition of local art talent labeled, "Ait objects." "Well, I suppose Art does object, and I can't blame her, but there doesn't seem to be any help for it." lie finally said. Chicago Inter-Ocean.