THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 24, 1914
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TUESDAY .MORNING, MARCH 24, 1914
Our business is to
well iu the present
do our work
over that may he.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
"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
Printed in connection with the work done in the
English department of the Phoenix Union
I High School. Conducted by Prof. I. Colodny.
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.
THE CONTRARY SEX
Mark Twain, so the story goes, was walking on
Hannibal street when he met a woman with her
"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
"Yessah," the woman replied; ''yessah, dafs a
girl, too." Christian Register.
UNWRITTEN LAW WOMAN'S DEFENSE; SHOT
TO DEFEND NAME, SAYS MME. CAILLAUX
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
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
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.
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
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-
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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.
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