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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN SUAY ' MORXrkfoj IAI iCH 1914
PAGE FOUR Arizona Republican's Editorial Page The Arliona Republican Published by ARIZONA PUBLISHING COMPANY. The Only Paper in Arizona Published Every Day in the Year. Only Morning Paper in Phoenix. Dwight E. Heard President and Manager Charles A. Stauffer Business Manager Garth W. Cate a Assistant Business Manager J. W. Spear Editor Ira II. S. Huggett City Editor Exclusive Morning Associated Press Dispatches. Office. Corner Second and Adams Streets. Entered at the Postoffice at Phoenix, Arizona, as Mail Matter of the Second Class. Address oil communications to THE ARIZONA REPUB LICAN. Phoenix, Arizona. TELEPHONES: Business Office , 422 City Editor 433 SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Daily, one month, in advance $ .75 Daily, three months, in advance 2.00 Dally, six months, in advance 4.00 Dally, one year, in advance 8.00 Sundays only, by mail 2.50 SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 22, 1914 The good or the bad fortune of men depend not less upon their own dispositions than upon fortune. La Rochefoucauld. The Appointees The corporation of Phoenix has eliosn a board nf directors, who will r.net shortly to make up an official list for the actual conduct of the eitv's busi ness. Our directors have generally assured us that they have no favorites for appointment to this list; that they are oi an open mind and that when tho proper time comes they will favor for officers those men whom they think can better do the 'hir.gs that will be set for them to do than any other men; that the politics, religion and personal relations of applicants for appointive positions will not be taken into consideration. In times past, those who worked energetically and effectively for the election of an officer to a position which gave him power of appointment, be lieved that they had the first call. The public too. generally took that view of the case. Merit anil qualification were secondary or wholly neglible mat ters. But we hope we have come int'f a new era when those who display extraordinary interest at the polls will be working for the people and not for candidates and they will expect their reward in the shape of good government and not in the form of an office with a more or less fat salary. Any system of government leaves the elected official still with a sense of gratitude toward those who contribute conspicuously to his success, but we believe that our mayor and commissioners have such a clear understanding of their relation to the people under the commission form of government that they will feel that they are under obligation to nobody but the people; that the people want no one in office because of any political service he has performed; but xnly because of the business service lie is capable ot performing. 1 Such a proper attitude of the mayor and com missioners toward applicants for appointive offices is made the easier by reason of the fact that no three of the elected officials, a majority of them, are under obligation to any worker or to the work ers of any particular set. Thus the matter of dis regarding the workers and agreeing upon really capable appointees is greatly simplified. In speaking of the appointees we have in mind nil of them. The mayor and commissioners can ap point only three of them directly. The city manager will make all the other appointments. But he will be left with a freer hand if the mayor and com missioners do not try to influence his judgment and action. A Matter of Veracity Before we become excited and take sides in the heated controversy between Speaker Champ Clark and the officers of the National Voters' League, over the vote lately' taken in the house on the question of referring the Mulhall investigation resolution to the house judiciary committee, we should consider, that while either side may be wrong both may be sincere. The record showed that Speaker Clark counted the ayes, (and his friends are willing to swear that they saw him count) and there were only twenty-three affirmative votes, a number which notwithstanding its talismanic character was not sufficient to "skiddoo'' the resolution to the committee. Some bystanders thought there were more ayes than that, 'and on the authority of Pro fessor Charles Zubloin it was publicly stated that there were forty-seven ayes. Speaker Clark indig nantly replied that any man who said there were more than twenty-three affirmative votes on the question was a liar and in peril of a certain lake of fire and brimstone. It seemed "to the voters league that there was a way to settle this controversy and, accord ingly, an inquiry was addressed to every member of the house on that memorable occasion of the vote on the resolution, as to whether he voted, and if so, how he voted. Forty-seven members replied that they had voted for the reference of the resolution. Apparently the speaker was in a hole. Of course, he stood on the record, but even the record had been assailed. But there were the forty seven replies to the inquiries. Zublein on the face of things had been sustained. There was no longer any question as to his veracity. He was eliminated from' the controversy and it is now participated in only by the speaker on one side and the twenty four members, (exclusive of the twenty-three whose votes were counted). At first blush we may think that the speaker has been put up against it, but then, we recall the tendency of voters in general to say that, they will or have, voted one way, when, as a matter of fact, they intend to vote, or have voted, another. Let the Mulhall committee include this problem among those it is still engaged In solving. Duels of Two Nations We print this morning the story of an Austrian duel in which an army officer who had been forced into it against his wish by his brother officers was killed. His antagonist a brother-in-law, was equally averse to the combat. Both agreed that they were without grievances warranting such an encounter. In this instance we see the duel at its worst, for though a duel in no circumstances, is justified by any grievance on the part of either antagonist, a duel without a grievance is a particularly cold blooded affair. , The dispatches lately carried a story of a French duel, and French duels are supremely ridi culous, worse so far as the nation is concerned than the bloody Austrian duel. In this case the son of an Academician for some slight upon his wife, challenged a playwright. The duel was fought, the wives of both looking on at some distance, from an automobile. They had been denied the privilege of appearing directly upon the field of honor. One of the principals received a slight puncture on the forearm. That was as serious a casualty as was expected. If there must be duels, they should be the re'il thing. The French may have an idea that these absurd meetings cure some fancied dishonor, but they have a deleterious effect upon the national honor. The President's Circumspection President Wilson unbosomed himself before sev eral newspaper men of the National Press Club on Friday night, complaining that he had not been un derstood and that his motives had been miscon strued. If he seemed circumspect, he said, it was in order that he might avoid blunders. But many do not accuse the president of too great circumspection. To be circumspect, following the word back to its Latin origin, is to "look around." There are some who think that the presi dent has not looked around, but that he has looked too steadily in one direction; that if he had looked around this country and less continuously, along a single line, he would have changed his Mexican policy. The president, though, has had the good for tune to be able to do on a big scale what almost anyone can do on a little scale to attract the gaze of others in the direction in which he looks steadily. We have all seen a man stop in the street and gaze heavenward, apparently at some object. In a short time he would be joined by another and another, and the street would soon be filled with people craning their necks, each wondering what the rest were looking at. So, the president's steady gaze at the Mexican situation has caused many of his fellow citizens, mostly members of his own party, to look along that narrow lane. But the throng of gazers is falling away. What is seen is less and less worth looking at. The crowd wanting to see another kind of Mex ican policy is increasing. LITTLE JAMES (Concerning Defects Which Mar an Otherwise Ideal Popular Government) Wun of th' Late Candydates he sez to My Paw, sez he: "Bruther, we're no Doubt on th' Way to a Perfeck Popier Guverment, but we got to go a long Ways yit before we git there. An' 1 don't think 'at we been takin' Reforms up in th' Regler Order. I was jist as Strong as anybody fer Popier Rool, an bein' fomerly a Relijus man, I always ended my De voshuns with a Prair fer Guverment of th' Peeple, fer th' Peeple and by th' Peeple. But it looks to me like we ort to Started furder back. It's all rite to let th' Peeple Rool. but they ort to have some Preppyrashun fer it. It Stan's to Reeson 'at when th' Peeple don't know a Good man when they see him, an' can't Reconnize Merit, they ain't reddy to Rool theirself:, yit. If we had a Monnarkial Form of Guverment we wuddent want no Monliark which was a ('hump an' didn't know Rite front Rong an' didn't know enuff to git th' Rite Kind of Public Servance to draw th' Salries. Monnarks is speshly trained fer th' Job an' so th' Peeple ort to be. "Th' Peeple ort to be not only Wiser'n they is, hut they ort to be More Troothfeller. No Monnark which was a Common Lyre an' into whose word you a-uducnt put no Dependence wuddent be no Good Rooler. Tou wuddent want no King or Umpire or Zor 'loss yon knode 'where you could Find Him. It's Jist so with th' Teeple. Till they git so's 'at they .,'-.n lie Relide onto, they won't be Good Roolers which they ain't now. s "I ain't speekin' from no Idle Roomers about their want of Verassity. My own recent Expery ence is a Concrete Example. When I first come out fer ffis, I went around to see these here Roolers n' I sez to 'em, 'See here, I'm thinkin' of Offerin' myself as a Candydate, but I don't want to make no start 'less I got some show of gittin' somewheres. Are you agoin' to vote fer me?' "I figgered 'at I'd need about 2000 votes to be 'lected an' th' first 2000 'at I seen sez: 'Shure, you're jist th' F:ite man fer th' Place. We was afeared 'at we cuddent git sich Good Timber as you fer Off is. You're jist th' Kind of men we want in these here Places of Truss an' Emollient.' "My leckshun looked like it was Ded Ceiling, but fer Fcer 'at some of these here Roolers mite be sick on Leckshun day or otherwise Ineopassytaied from attendin' th' Poles, to make shure, I went to see 500 more Roolers, all of which Ashured me of their lioilty to my Coz. You see, by th' Returns 'at I got less'n 1000 votes. Fridy mornin' when I recover ed Conshusnous I feered 'at they had been a Eppy demic which kep' more'n haf my supporters away from th' Poles, an' I went around to see th' Lists 'at th' Checkers kep' an' found 'at all my Loil frends had been there all Rite an' cast their Votes fer some wun else. Now, what Progrous can us Candydates, onto which th' Safety of th' Country depends, make un der sich Roolers?" Anuther Candydate sez: "I ain't lost no Faith in th' Peeple becoz I didn't git enuff votes to 'Lect me when I had Reesen to b'leeve 'at my Leckshun'd be Unannermous, as everybody had tole me. It wasn't th' Fault of th' Peeple which their' will was Thworted by th' Leckshun Bords. Senee th' Leckshun I Been around town an' Personly -Intervude more'n 3000 voters which sez 'at they all cast their Francheeses fer me. But wot's th' Use, when we have sich Leckshun Bords? We must have a Re form in this Respeck before our Popier Guverment is a Complete suxess." LITTLE JAMES. A HOT ONE Hub A word to the wise is sufficient, my dear. Wife I know it, Henry. That's why I have to be continually and everlastingly talking to you. ACCOMPANIES HUSBAND WHO'S GOING TO BEARD LION ON ENGLISH GOLF LINKS f 02W3lz., i rTi - j Mr. and Mrs. Fred Herreshoff. Fred Herreslinff. the famous runner up, is now on his way to Eng land, whi le he and Jerome I). Travers are to meet the crack golfers of the British Isles on their own links for international golfing honors. Accompanying Mr. Herreshoff is his wife, one of the famous Faulkner beauties. She is a sister of "Hetty." who married F. ( '. Henderson, of St. Louis, the- St. Louis Standard oil millionaire. i FAMOUS SHORT POEMS i I I Printed in connection with the work done in the English department of the Phoenix Union High School. Conducted by Prof. I. Colodny. THE PASSIONATE SHEPHERD TO HIS LOVE Come live with me, and be my love . And we will all the pleasures prove That valleys, groves and hills and fields. Woods or steepy mountain yields. And we will sit upon the rocks. Seeing the shepherd feed their flocks By shallow rivers, to whose falls Melodious birds sing madrigals. And I will make thee beds of roses. And a thousand fragrant posies: A cap of flowers, and a kirtlo ' Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle. A gown, made of the finest wool Which from our pretty lambs we pull; Fair lined slippers for the cold. With buckles of the purest gold. A belt of straw and ivy buds, Writh coral clasps and amber studs; And if these pleasures may thee move. Come live with me and be my love. The shepherd swains shall dance and sing For thy delight each May morning: If these delights thy, mind may move. Then live with me. and be my love. CHRISTOPHER M A R LOWE. 154 153. MODERN ART IN THE APRIL CENTURY Increasing numbers of Americans are interested in painting; the love of art is no longer confined to a few. The present revolution that is going on in the art world bewilders and distresses a great many people who heretofore have got enjoyment from pictures' without being shocked and startled. The Century Magazine is performing a public ser vice in attempting to sum up the present sit-' uation in the art world, and to explain the whole sensational movement. As it is, the editor's opinion that no one person is capable of a thorough and judicious analysis of this kind, he has gathered about him in this project a grout) of men of eminence, each with an entirely different point of view. The April Century will contain articles by these men, with more than fifty illustrations, two of which are in full color. John W. Alexander, president of the National Academy of Design, answers the ques tion, "Is Our Art Distinctly American?" Edwin H. Biashfield, president of the Society of Mural Paint ers, describes "The Painting of Today." while "The Painting of Tomorrow" is commented upon by Er nest L. Blumenschein. Walter Pach. himself a post impressionist, gives "The Point of View of the 'Modern.'" Jay Hambidge and his son. Gove Ham bidge, present some curious discoveries in a paper on "The Ancestry of Cubism." The whole collection of articles is brought together tinder a general head ing, "This Transitional Age in Art." MODERN TOMMY TUCKERS The door in one of the most popular restaurants in Boston slowly opened at noon while half a hun dred diners were eating and a small voice piped: "Any singin'?" "No," replied a waitress, and the owner of the voice, a boy of eleven years, walked down the street to another restaurant. It is becoming a regular practice by boys to sing for the diners for a little loose change. One boy told me that he made $3 in one night recently singing in restaurants. Boston Post. GERMAN MILITARISM The following interesting defense of the man ners of German military officers was written by one of their number: The outside world accuses the German officer of usurping a position of supe riority over his fellow-men. W'e do not exactly demand that position, but, living in a military state, we are undoubtedly in the enjoyment of it. It is well that we are, not for our insignificant selves, for we do not count, but the state is the supreme thing, and there must be preferential treatment for those who wear its livery and do its service. Do not imagine that the life of a German officer is a round of autocratic dolce far mente. He rises at dawn Jind works ten to twelve hours a day at a salary a shop assistant would scorn. A lieutenant receives S lbs. to 10 lbs. a month. A colonel re ceives up to 5o0 lbs. a year. We recently had a war minister-general so poor that he could not grant his lieutenant sons an allowance of more than 2 I.ks. or 2 lbs. a month. Do you think a station like Zabern, of which we have a dozen, means luxury, comfort and social joy? Itsn't our reputed "superior position" about all we have in re turn fur instant readiness to die at the king's call? You have lived in Germany a decade. Have yor. ever seen the "superior" German officer saber ing civilians out of hand, or elbowing women into the gutter, or jostling children? We have some "5,000 or 40.000 officers. There are doubtless hun dreds of snobs among them perhaps only a fair percentage that would find its equal in any or ganization of corresponding numerical strength. Have you not smiled oftener at the punctilious over politeness of German officers than at their swag gering? You have bivouacked with them at "Kaiser maneuvers." Have you not always been struck by tlie democratic comradeship between officers and men? Of course, you have heard us snarl in regu lation form when orders are to be given. That is our little way of enforcing discipline and respect our way of reminding French and Russian friends that those bedrock principles of military strength are still inherent in the German army. How long do you think they would subsist if our officers did not show their readiness to go to extremes to pre vent and stamp out insults to the supreme badge of state authority? Frederick William Wile in London Daily Mail. FRENCH PUBLIC OWNERSHIP EXPERIMENTS A recent issue of the Journal des Transports gives some figures showing the relation of the French treasury to the government owned railways which prove instructive. Since the state purchased the Western railway in 1903 the advances to capital account for that system and for the old state rail- When Visiting In Phoenix Do not fail to make the Phoenix National Rank your banking headquar ters. We will gladly serve you in every possible, way and shall be glad to be of assistance to those visiting in Phoenix. Come in at any time and get acquainted with our officers. The Phoenix National Bank : A Few Dollars on deposit with a good bank is as good seed ;s : ever was sown. "Wo invite either your savings or your ;; checking account. Interest : paid on Savings Ac- counts. THE VALLEY BANK : "Everybody's Bank." Home Builders - ,, - iU Issue Gold Notes Drawing 6 INTEREST. May be withdrawn on demand. Assets $535,000.00 Funds idle temporarily can earn something. Put your dollars to work. Home Builders 127 N. Central Ave. We still make ABSTRACTS as well as issue GUARANTEE TTTLE POLICIES Phoenix Title and Trust Co. Taid up assets $65,000. ways have reached the enormous total of 718,300,000 francs. But this is only part of the drain which government ownership has made upon the French treasury, for these advances were entirely outside the deficits due to the operation of these railways. For the first five years of state ownership the defi cit had exceeded .127,000,000 francs, growing each succeeding year, as shown by the following table: Francs 1909 :!8,74S.OOO 19j0 5S,412,oi 9H 68,798,300 1912 76,020,386 3 85,079.581 These treasuc advances will have to be funded ultimately, and that is one of the troublesome prob lems of French finance. The railways have been re quired to pay only 2 per cent for this accomoda tion, while the obligations placed with the public call for 4.75 per cent interest, or nearly double the charge hv the treasury. It is further to be noted that no interest at all was paid upon treasury ad vances from January 1. 1909. to December 31, 1911.