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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 24, 1914 ill Arizona Republican's Editorial Page I1 ' ill The Arizona Republican Published by ARIZONA PUBLISHING COMPANY. The Only Paper in Arizona Published Every Day In the Year. Only Morning Paper in Phoenix. Dwight B Heard.... President and Manager Charles A. Kta'uft'er Business Manager Garth W. Cate Assistant Business Manager J. W. Spear Editor Ira H. S. Huggett City lulitor Exclusive Morning Associated Press Dispatches. Office. Corner Second and Adama Streets. Entered at the Postoffice at Phoenix, Arizona, as Mail Matter of the Second Class. Address all communications to THE ARIZONA REPUB LICAN, Phoenix. Arizona. TELEPHONES: Business Office City Editor 438 SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Daily, one month, in advance "Daily, three months, in advance 2.00 Daily, six months, in advance J.OO Daily, one year, in advance 8.00 Sundays only, by maii 2.0 TUESDAY .MORNING, MARCH 24, 1914 Our business is to well iu the present do our work dace, what- over that may he. Lvman Ahhott. Ulster and Arizona The war in Ulster is not likely to be a very sanguinary affair, even if there should be a war at all. More blood will be shed by the press cor respondents before the conflict begins than will be shed in the course of the actual hostilities. Eng land has a much more serious proposition on its hands in militant suffragism than in the discontent ill Ulster. We have been told of the extensive preparation in North Ireland for revolt against home rule; ot its marshaled, well trained and well-armed forces but it turns out that there is nothing of it. There is deep and wide spread objection to home rule; undoubtedly there will be serious clashes, for Irish men of neither the north nor the south tamely sub mit to the things they do not like and there is nothing else the Irishmen of the north more thor oughly dislike than home rule, rule by their brethren of another religious faith. There religious bitterness has been more carefully preserved than in any other section of the civilized world. We may better understand the objection of Ulster to home rule by a comparison of the situa tion there with the situation in Arizona for a long time, though not immediately, prior to its admission to statehood. Always in Arizona there had been a party of varying strength, opposed Jo statehood. At its weakest stage it was composed of those who were holding the offices and their immediate friends, and their dependents in office and their immediate friends. This opposition, however was seldom out spoken for that would have been held to be treach ery to Arizona whose slogan for a quarter of a century had been "statehood." We would not be understood as saying that all the office holders were opposed to statehood. The governors seldom were but on the contrary usually did what they could for admission. Those who were not directly or remotely con cerned in the offices all wanted statehood; the re publicans believed, perhaps fatuously that they might carry the new state. The democrats felt' quite sure that they could carry it. Anyway, they stood a better Chance at the polls than they did with a republican federal government. ' But so long as the federal government was re publican and likely to continue so, many republi cans were in the position of the men of Ulster. They didn't want home rule. We remember also during the second Cleveland administration, many excellent deocrats were not quite sure that we were capable of taking care of ourselves and they let their doubts be known to the president and secre tary of the interior. Those who happened to be holding the federal and territorial offices feared that the people would not prove as good judges of true worth as the governent at Washington had been. Hut events so fell out that the year before the admission of Arizona all anti-home rule sentiment had practically disappeared After the t lection of 1910 there was reason to believe that the democrats would come into control of the federal government in 1912. The election of delegates to the constitu tional convention left no reasonable doubt that the democrats would control the state in the event of statehood. It did not therefore, make much differ ence so far as the offices were concerned, to either the democrats or republicans, whether we had home rule or not.- The democrats were hopful in either event and the republicans were equally hopeless. Profanity Evangelist Brown on Sunday night denounced profanity among other sins. It is the most foolish of sins; it is more than a sin, a human weakness. Some men swear only when they are mad, just as some men weep when they are angry. Others swear in moments of exhilaration, just as some laugh. Still others swear habitually, a particularly silly form of profanity. There are the viciously profane and the unthinkingly profane. The vicious swearer, by whom we do not mean always the angry swearer, has in mind the Deity whom he defies as he re viles the object of his anger. Here profanity is plasphemy, a sign of impotence and wrathful acknowledgment of the existence of a God. Of the blasphemer we remember de Musset says: "It is unfortunately true that in blasphemy there is a certain discharge of power that solaces the burdened heart. When the atheist drawing his watch gave God a quarter of an hour to strike him dead, it is certain that it was a quarter of an hour of atrocious wrath and joy. It was the paroxysm of despair, a nameless appeal to all celestial powers; it was a poor wretch squirming under the foot that was crushing him; it was a loud cry of pain. And who knows? In the eyes of God who sees all things, it was perhaps a prayer." Now and then, a strong, self-contained man in a moment of extreme irritation lets an unaccustomed word pass his lips. In his case it is a momentary weakness, rather than a sin. He has for the mo ment forgotten the accepted form in the English language, that would meet the situation and Eng lish, by the way, we believe, is the only language in which it is reckoned a sin to swear. In other languages the oath has some meaning. It is often used in a reverential sense and generally in an ap propriate sense. The "Mehercule" of the Romans was used to emphasize a tribute to strength. Sail ors swore by Castor and Pollux and believed that they were courting the favor of those deities. ISut. whatever swearing may have been in other times, and may still be in other languages, the "cussword" is out of place coming from the mouth at' an Englishman or an American. The Legislative Drag . Mr. George A. Bellamy, the playgrounds expert of the National Play-grounds Association, speaking yesterday of the need of greater freedom from the restrictions of stale legislation, to enable school boards and cities to make provision for places of recreation, voiced a need which has been felt in nearly all cities since the public has begun to under stand that a city is something more than merely a large collection of houses. The advancement which has been made in many cities has been made under a measure of comparatively recently granted home rule, wrung from legislatures. It has been under such a measure of home rule that Phoenix has been permitted to adopt its pres ent form of government but our school boards are still bound by restrictions. It curiously happens in this state that school boards are allowed the greatest freedom in demanding, spending and even wasting money along certain prescribed lines, but before performing any useful function outside of the prescrioed duties of hiring teachers, purchasing school sites, erecting buildings and buying supplies, etc. they must go to the legislature. When the laws which govern school boards were enacted little thought was given to the subject of playgrounds. That would then have been thought to be a useless expenditure to be guarded against. Xow, the school boards in their desire to keep abreast of public sentiment find themselves held luck by the drag placed upon thm by the legisla ture of a by-gone age. Progressive Developments Compared with the number of democratic ami republican newspapers in this country there are not many progressive papers. It is for that reason that the public hears so little of the developments of the progressive party and it is why editorial and oratorical declarations of the decadence of the pro gressive party are -allowed to go unchallenged by facts and figures. It used to be said, "As goes Maine, so goes the nation." Maine always gave the first expression of political sentiment in presidential and mid-presidential years. This is a mid-presidential year and Maine has had several elections, though not con gressional elections. But the results are not with out significance though our democratic anil republi can friends seem to have regarded them as of so little significance that they have neglected to record them. We print herewith the report of one day, March S, from Chairman Vernon of the progressive state committee to George W. Perkins of the progressive headquarters at New York: The Progressives had another fairly good day yesterday. In the town of Freeport, sixteen miles from Port land, they swept everything before them. This is one of the large towns in the state. In Cornish they could not finish yesterday, but the Progressives were leading and had elected various town officers; another meeting is to be held today. In Baldwin, a town twenty miles from Portland, the Press of this morning, in discussing the meet ing says: "Voters for all three parties were out in force and so were the leaders. It was certain that the republicans could not be elected and it looked as though the Progressives might carry some of the offices. It was this fact that caused a sudden shift in the attitude of the republicans. They saw how the Progressives were gaining, so they at once gave up their fight for their own men and republican candidates as well as republican workers began to do all they could to help the democrats." The democrats carried the town. The best results of all were obtained in the city of Bangor, the home of Colonel IYederich H. Parkhurst, chairman of the republiftin committee and nominee for mayor; the democrats nominated in due course, and a Mr. Atterback was nominated as an independent candidate backed by the Pro gressives and he was elected by "a vote nearly dou ble that received by both of his opponents. FAMOUS SHORT POEMS I i Printed in connection with the work done in the English department of the Phoenix Union I High School. Conducted by Prof. I. Colodny. WHAT'S JOY Our gaieties, our luxuries Our pleasures and our- glee. Mere insolence and wantonness, Alas! they fell to me. How shall I laugh and sing and dance My very heart recoils. While here to give my mirth a chance A hungry brother toils. The joy that does not spring from joy Which I in others see. How can I venture to employ. Or find it joy for me? Arthur Hugh Clough. 1810-1861. THE CONTRARY SEX Mark Twain, so the story goes, was walking on Hannibal street when he met a woman with her youthful family. "So this is the little girl, eh?" Mark said to her as she displayed her children. "And this sturdy little urchin in the bib belongs, I suppose, to the contrary sex?" "Yessah," the woman replied; ''yessah, dafs a girl, too." Christian Register. UNWRITTEN LAW WOMAN'S DEFENSE; SHOT TO DEFEND NAME, SAYS MME. CAILLAUX Mme. The "unwritten law" will be Mme. Caillaux's defense when she is brought to trial for the murder of Joseph Calmette, editor of the Paris Figaro. She will attempt to show that she killed the editor in defense of her own name and to shield her daughters. v- .. ... Farm Notes Harbingers BY HOWARD L. RANN j j By WALT MASON The city papers tell us that it is no longer good form for the groom to wear the conventional black. They say that black is an emblem of mourning, and that as the wedding day is the happiest and bright est of this mortal life below, the groom should tuck himself into a pair of white duck pants and a col ored shirt and hang Jilies of the valley upon his fluttering bosom. We will have to be shown. Many a man who wore the' conventional black has hooked himself to a pinch-faced, feather-headed slattern who couldn't cook a shredded wheat biscuit without calling in her mother, and he never saw anything white come out of the wash or en the table from that day until he bade a joyous farewell to a bleak world. The conventional black tills the life story of many a man who has padlocked himsMf to a pretty face in a spasm of misplaced confidence. The woman who puts in most of her time hanging over the dashboard of a $4.99 chiffonier ami adorning her person with belt buckles and borrowed hair has caused many a trusting husband to retire modestly to the vegetable cellar and kick his collarbone out of joint. If you want to inspire love and este m in n tender-mouthed gelding, stand at his head and jerk him into a sitting posture a few times by sawing on the bits. This is about as soothing to his feelings as kicking his slats full of three-inch crevices. We saw a man who had picked up a large, mellow jag try to make a horse back a corn plow into the fur row by yanking on a wire bit until he got his hic coughs crossed, and when he walked around the animal to pick up the lines the horse met him with two glad hind feet and destroyed his appetite for liquor in this world. The man who hasn't brains enough to make a horse mind with the voice or whip, without sawing his back teeth off down to the roots, ought to led into the public square ami beaten with a pike maul into a close resemblance to a corn starch pudding. CURE FOR OBESITY There are few more baffling things with which a physician has to deal than a tendency to obesity. A non-fat-producing diet will often work wonders. Hut sometimes it does not, and there are a great number of people who will not have their table en joyments ruthlessly cut down. ' Obesity means sim ply a low oxygen supply to the tissues, or rather lowered power of combustion. Literally the fat does not burn. In many cases this may amount practically to a disease and results in mountains of fat equally distressing to wear or to see. For peo ple so afflicted a cure of remarkable simplicity his recently been found. This is simply a. subcutan eous injection of solutions of colloidal palladium. Palladium is one of the rare metals of the platinum group, and may be reduced to a powder of rem ark -able fineness, which possesses very high oxidizing powers. When the metal is pulverized under water it will form a thin, gluelike solution, and when this is injected into the tissues it raises the powers of the body to burn the fat in a remarkable way. This must be done with circumspection, however, because in very fat people the heart works under a condi tion of strain; and if this strain is suddenly taken off, serious consequences may follow. The reduc tion of flesh, therefore, should be slow and with careful attention to the heart action. Under this condition is brings relief to a very real affliction. Collier's Weekly. 1 Caillau.v Th- horses shed their winter hair until the staMe's full of whiskers; the busy husoandmen re pair their cultivators and their diskers. The fire place now has lost its charm, the rocking chair has lost its splendor, and every man upon the farm is rupturing his best suspender. The hens are cack ling every day. with optimism glad and sunny the same fool hens that wouldn't lay in wintertime, when eggs cost money. The farmer has ten thou sand chores, and humps with energy surprising, and everywhere, all out of doors, the gladsome sounds. of Spring are rising. The joyous robins and the wrens are warbling in the trees like dingers, and e'en the dippy guinea hens imagine they are concert singers. The old gray mule, which has no voice (although the blamed beast never knew so), attempts to make the world rejoice by imitating Hrer Caruso. Old Winter's day at last is o'er it was a sort of sob-anu-sigh day; the world seems flesh and young once more, as though just made anl shipped last Friday. And every living critter fe;5ls the influence of youth within it, and in the air it kicks its heels, and yells with rapture every minute. PLENTY OF FERTILE UNTILLED LAND Only 21 per cent, of the tillable land of the United States is actually under cultivation, accord ing to estimates of the department of agriculture, based upon reports of :i.", ami correspondents. These reports were obtained in order to gain information as to the tillable area of the United States, the amount of land that cannot be used for crops that have to be plowed, but available for pasture or fruits, and the total number of acres that never can be used "for agricultural purposes. From the returns, which were generally very consistent, preliminary estimates have ben made for each state and for the United States. Further investigation in the far western states may modify somewhat the present estimates for those states. The entire United States, excluding foreign possessions, contains about 1.900, 000,0(10 acres. ( )f this area about SO per cent, or 1,140,00(1,0110 acres, is estimated to be tillable that is, capable of being brought under cultivation by means of the plow. This includes land already un der such cultivation by clearing, drainage, irrigation, etc. Three hundred and sixty-one million acres, o- - -v. -x We Offer You Safety The conservative management of a bank is the best means of providing absolute safety for its depositors' funds. Ever since its establishment in 1892 this bank has been conducted along conservative, sound banking principles, and this, together with Capital, Surplus and profits of over $::)4,0()() and United States Government supervision, assures absolute safety for your funds. The Phoenix National Bank ',"wMiwywww f you have a deed, an insurance )ol icy, a will, a mortgage, a bond, a stock certificate, a note or any other valuable paper you should keep it in a safe place. We have the place in our safe deposit boxes, in a modern steel vault. THE VALLEY BANK "Evmlmdv's Bank." Home Builders 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. -,'A-'---''i-''i''-''ii-"I'i---'t',t-,-ti",t' We still make ABSTRACTS as well as issue GUARANTEE TITLE POLICIES Phoenix Title and Trust Co. Paid up assets $65,000. .juVirvii"i - -- -- -- -- -- -- - -- - '. lit per cent, are estimated to be non-tillable, but valuable for pasture or fruits. Only per cei:t., or 398,000,000 acres, was estimated to be ot no use for agriculture, present or future. According to the census of 1909 the land area in crops where acreage was given was 311.000,000 acres. This is about 111 per cent of the total land area, or about 2? per cent of the estimated potential tillable area of the United States, excluding foreign possessions. For every 100 acres that are now tilled about 375 acres may be tilled when the country is fully developed. 300 LETTERS ON GRAIN OF WHEAT Perhaps the greatest feat of microscopic en graving was accomplished by a Jewish farmer in Alberta, who prepared an address of welcome to the Duke of Connaught. The address was inscrib ed in Hebrew on a grain of wheat and contained no fewer than 300 letters. So fine was the lettering that a microscope was necessary to read the in scription with any ease. Liverpool Post.