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111 'll Arizona Republican's Editorial Page 11531
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'. , The Arizona Republican
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Love down to the last cell in your
heart, laugh from some inexhausti
ble spring of joy, suffer to the final
drop of anguish, but don't whine.
That's living.
Mrs. Woodrow Wilson.
School Elections
All over this state Important elections will take
place today, the most important elections, those of
school trustees. It Is strange that so little Interest
is taken in them, considering their great importance.
It matters far less who our mayors are, our county
officers and most of our State officers. Yet the
school elections are allowed to come almost with
out warning of their approach.
The school trustees are responsible for the ex
penditure of large sums of money. They can waste
it. They can graft. There is less check upon them
under our laws than upon any other officer, state,
county or municipal, in the matter of money spend
ing. They outline the policies of the schools on
which their success so much depends; they employ
the teachers.
But there is one good thing to be said of this
apparent lack of interest in school elections, for it
may be that It is not a lack of interest at all, but
a confidence that the right thing will be done. The
elections are always non-partisan, and they are
factional only when there is an abnormal condition,
a feud in a neighborhood. Usually men of good
character and capacity are put forward as candi
dates for school trustees. It is to be said for them
that they usually have an interest In the schools
and are generally the fathers of school children.
For the most part, theretore, our scnooi trustees are
good men, notwithstanding there seems so little in
terest in their - selection.
Why Net Submit the Question?
The administration and its supporters in their
endeavor to secure the repeal of the toll exemption
clause are no doubt inspired by the highest mo
tivesi the protection of the national honor against
the charge of violating a sacred treaty. But they
are not wise-at all times in the manner of present
ing their' case. There is also something arbitrary
in their method of procedure, it is proposed on the
part of the administration ' to declare, ; by an . act
of congress, that 'die treaty means what the British
think it' means, while a good many Americans think
it means' something; else, though' the wish may be
father to the thought. .' -
: For Instance.' the United States as the builder
and sole owner of the canal, has advertised In the
Hay-Pauncefote treaty that it shall be open to the
ships of all nations on equal terms. Some Amer
icans believe that that means that this country has
promised not to discriminate among the nations
which have no financial Interest in the canal, as to
the use of it. The proprietor of a grocery store may
advertise that his goods will be sold at one price
to-oil, though that would not mean that he and his
family would be affected by the terms of such an
We do not say that this is a good , argument
in favor of the exemption of American vessels from
tolls, but it is one argument of many that have1
been made, showing that the question is two-sided.
There Is another measure In congress which recog
nizea this fact and proposes to leave the dispute
to arbitration, the natural court for the settlement
of disputes between nations.. In this court America
could exert no improper influence. The rights of
England or no other foreign country could suffer,,
The altruism of the. supporters of the president
is splendid, but rather foolish. Representative' Shir
ley said "on Thursday: "'. .-, ."
. "We come here with this repeal bill with' he
apology for our position. 'For seventy-five years wfe
have held out to the nations of the world the promise
to build a canal for all the world. We promised to
build it as a great boon to humanity throughout the
wide world and not for the small dollars and cents
added to bur commerce. In this situation, the Amer
ican nation does nothing out of the ordinary." '
Our purpose in building the canal, as every
' representative who heard Mr. Shirley knew, was
for our own convenience, for our own needs, espe
cially emphasized by the exigencies of the Spanish
American war. What ever "boon to humanity" the
canal might become would be wholly incidental.
The matter of a return in dollars and cents, of the
, cost, of the great enterprise, was probably not cori.
sfdered, but it was considered that this najion
would derive some great advantage from the canal
Freight rates across the continent would be lowered.
Our navy for the guarding of our coasts would be
rendered more effective. There was no altruism at
all in the building of the canal. It was a national
business proposition. If Great Britain has any in
terest in it so that it might be regarded as an in
ternational business proposition, that fact can be
determined In a court of arbitration, far better than
by congress. To the country, the verdict of such
a court would be acceptable. And the democratic
party would miss one more chance for its recall.
It wiir be time enough for us to sustain our
national honor by accepting the verdict . of a court
of arbitration. Many Americans would feel, if con
gress should dispose of the question against the
material interests of the country, that pusillanimity
had put on the guise of a concern for our nutlonal
British Democracy
James D. Whelpley In the current Century states
that the late King Edward VII shortly before his
death said: "My son will rule as king and prob
ably his son; hut he may be the last king of this
country." Since the death of Edward many things
have occurred in England which, if he could have
foreseen, might have caused - him to narrow the
field of his prophecy. Among them has been the
futile revolt of the House of Lords against the
proposition to take away its power of veto, a re
volt which threatened its own dissolution. The ag
gressions of democracy have been rendered more
native by the opposition of the conservatives, just
as the progress of a malignant cancer is hastened
by the unskillful treatment of It.
We may pass over the concessions which Labor
ites and other elements in opposition to the aristoc
racy have wrung from as reluctant hands as those of
King John when he granted Magna Charta.
Great Britain is now confronted by the trouble
in Ulster, In itself an apparently Insignificant thing,
and, so fur as the Ulster opposition to home ryle
is concerned, it is really insignificant. But It Is a
trouble which is not confined to Ulster or Ireland,
but permeates the mother country, where all the
danger lies.
The defiance of Ulster is not a serious matter,
and the recalcitrancy of those British army officers
who refused to move against the men of Ulster
would not have been a serious matter If their
refusal were really based on the ground they
have given an unwillingness to raise their arms
against men of their own blood. It would he easy
for Gn-at Britain to send to Ulster army officers
and men restrained by no such compunctions.
But the recalcitrancy of the army officers is
an expression of conservatism, in the last ditch,
. against home rule which is being wrung from an
unwilling country. It Is in such useless struggles
after defeat that conservatism weakens itself for the
defense of positions which have not yet been as
sailed but lie In the way of the approaching democ
racy. The opposition of Ulster to home rule Is as
natural as the longing of Other Irishmen for it. The
right and the wrong of this controversy have noth
ing to do with this consideration. Conservatism
alone is at fault in attempting ofr permitting opposi
tion to a movement which has become irresistible.
The higher the waters rlse.'agninsr an obstructing
dam, the greater the force they gather and the
wider the sweep ' of destruction When the daih
breaks. i'
"Some newspapers still persist In reporting the
true number killed in accidents when they could
sell more papers -by doubling the number," remarks
an exchange. It Is unfortunately true that many
newspapers take this business view of the case,
but In practicing the exaggeration of horrible de
tails, they ' are less at fault than that part of the
public to which such fexaggeratlon appeals. News
papers get' better only r their readers improve.
'.'So far as' appears ort the surface, there is no
opposition to the re-election of Mr. 81ms Ely to the
grammar school board. -. Any opposition would indi
cate a want of appreciation, of earnest and val
uable Bertice through a period In which the schools
have made a most remarkable advancement and
have been brought to level with the best in the
country. For similar reasons, there should !e no
opposition to the re-election of Mr. E. T. Collinga
to the high school board.'
Printed In connection With the work done in the
iTnfriiuh Honnrtriinht . of the Phoenix Union
High School. Conducted by Prof. I. Colodny. 1
I Remember, I Remember
I remember, I remember.
The house whjtre I' was born.
The little wjndow where the sun
Came creeping in it-morn; '
.. He never came a wink' too soon,
, Nor brought too long a day; ,
But now, 1 often wish the nlgitt .
Had borne my breath away.
' ' .1 remember,. 1 remember, ;
The roses, red and: white,. " .
. The violets, and lily cups : - , ''... E
, Those flowers made of lights
The lilacs, where the robin built
And where "my brtfther set '
The laburnum on his birthday
The tree is living yetl
I remember, I remember.
Where J used to swing,
'And thought "the air,' must rush as fresh
To swallows oh the wing;
My spirit fie in feathers then.
That is so heavy how,
And Bummer ; pools could, hardly cool -.
The fever on my brow!
' i remember, 1 remember.
The fir-trees dark arid high;
t used to think their slender tips
Were close against the sky; ' .
. It wag a childish Ignorance,
But now .'t Is little joy
- To know I'm farther off from heaven
Than when I was a boy. .
v . : - . - Thomas Hood.
. "And how's your husband, Mrs. Bloogs?"
'"E's still rather poorly, ma'am, thank ye kindly;
'e's bin suffering a lot with Ms gastric ulster!" Ex
change. - . - - ..-.. ......
In thrift on the scale of big financ
ing women have made a record here
Ihis year, by the reinvestment of in
terest on a dollar. Men financiers
cannot excel this; perhaps there is
no trust or insurance company which
van equal it.
Before the January 1 coupon cut
ting began in the head offices of the
Ladies of the Maccabees of the
World, which employs only women,
plans and preparations had been
made to have the coupons cashed
'and reinvested immediately. With
j rigid requirements as to the safety
'of investment the semi-annual re
'investing process is a test of effici
ency and wit. The record made
this year by Miss Bina M. West, the
supreme commander of this, the
largest fraternal beneficiary society
exclusively for women in the world,
shows women to be peers of men
even in business which runs into
the millions.
From its inception about twenty
years ago Miss West and the other
women organizers of this Society
ftkuwA m n An tKn olianra tsi clinur thp
highest business acumen of their sex
in matters of great importance. The
Ladies of the Maccabees of the
Wnrlii nnw havn ontstandinir insur-
ance for $177,000,000 and 170.000
members. In 1892 when Miss West
f tiralf in th nionepr's task ot
providing insurance for women, her
equipment consisted ot one desk ana
Bins M. West and a Pile of & 1 j
Bonds. X 1 1
March Farm Notes
The month of March is full of starch, and pep
per too, and ginger; her divers gaits none imitates,
there is no cheap infringer. One hour she's gay and
mild as May, and makes you think of fishing, but
while you look for. line and hook, a blizzard comes
a-swishing. March, seems to sing of balmy spring
until she has you grinning; and then, ods blood:
yoiif name, is Mud, and Winter has an inning.
Mafrch, hums a tune suggesting June or dreamy,
mild September, and while you list she gives a
twist and brings in bleak- December. ; This rattled
maid, bold, unafraid, is playing tricks forever; to
Jolt our nerves with eraity curves is always her en
deavor.' She gives us rain till' we complain of pink
pains in the gizzard; she gives us heat and winds
and sleet, and thunderstorm and blizzard. She
winks her eye and spring July, and then rings in
October, till we see. red and wish her head were
soaked till she is sober. . Hut soon she'll slide, dad
blng her hide, and April,. soft and tender, will come
ahd smile in siren style, and fill the world with
To the Editor of The Republican: 1 see Senator
Fall of New Mexico criticises President Wilson
severely because he does not "go in and clean up
Mexico..". I do not belong to Mr. Wilson's party, but
twant to most heartily commend him for his good
sense and judgment in staying out. If Senator Fall
tihd all others favoring intervention were consistent
they wduld make the offer to enter a regiment that
would be put in the front rank of the first battle
In Mexico. Neither he nor' any other howler for
Intervention would be willing to do this not much.
They are very- anxious to sacrifice thousands of
other American lives, but have no thought of risk
ing, their own. '
. Wnenever you hear anyone howling for inter
vention, just ask him if he will volunteer to go, the
first opportunity, and you will find he is struck
dtifllb. .-'.''
., After twelve or fifteen years of life in Mexico
hnd South America, I think I know something of
those people, and I am Sure it would be a colossal,,
if not a criminal, blunder to intervene in the Mex
ican crisis. It would mean: first, the sacrifice of
many .thousands of American lives; second, it would
cost the United States many hundreds of millions
ot dollars; third, we would have on our hands most
perplexing, difficult, almost unsolvable national
problems for five years yes, for ten years; yes, for
twenty years; yes, for
.'I sincerely hope President Wilson and Secretary
Bryan will not change their opinion on interven
tion, unless it becomes an absolute necessity.
A Scientific survey to determine the exact rpgu
lat distance between the cities of Berlin, Germany,
and Washington, D. C will be made by the German
Otodetic Institute at Potsdam in conjunction with
the Coast and Geodetic Survey of the United States,
fifty years ago this distance was computed, pre
sumably accurately; the purpose of repeating the
computation is to ascertain whether the eorth has
expanded or contracted during the past . half-century.
The Germans will establish the distance be
tween Potsdam and Horta, in the Azores, and the
Americans will ascertain , the distance from Horta
to Washington. Engineering Record.
.1. f"ii ili-jliiiiTiiij-u-iiixjuiiijuTjuu r'n i n firirii! i n n n imV
a debt. Only women have done the
work of organizing and managing,
even to actuarial intricacies, of this
ereat business of insurance in con
1 nection with social philanthropyJ
The only men employed are those
about the head offices in Port Huron,
Mich., the janitor, office boy and!
- eievaior operators.
' Dental circles of the country have been set in
an uproar by the invention of a Paris dentist who
has gotten out a self-fitting plate of upper teeth
for the dairy cow. This will fill a long felt want.
A German scientist has discovered that the original
cow had tusks like a hall tree, but In the attempt
to chew the wig off a cocoanut she drove them
back in, with Xhe result that her descendants have
had to wag bare gums through a cheerless eternity.
There is no sadder sight than a hopeful milch cow
going up against a mess of old corn with sore gums.
It is like feeding celery to a toothless goat. We
have no doubt that this invention will never do its
perfect work until some genius rigs up an evener to
straighten up the rotary jaw action of the average
heifer. A friend of ours watched a milch cow with
swinging jaws trip through a modest repast one
day, and before she got to apple pie and cheese he
was' so cross-eyed that he went into the house and
kissed the hired girl by mistake. The cow whose
lower jaw is hung on a pivot is a sight that would
make a tight-wire walker dizzy.
Some of the kitchen utensils now in use are a
menace to life and limb. . Take the open-faced
skillet, which can sear the whiskers off of the in
nocent bystander with hot lard at a distance of
twenty rods. Then there is the rolling pin, which
has flattened out the wishbone of many a peevish
hubby. The: worst of all is the folding ironing
board, which is an offspring of the revolving clothes
rack. A lady of our acnuaintance who weighs 290
pounds ringside full into the lap of some of these
collapsible ironing boards the other day, and when
a. plumber extricated her she looked like a star pa
tient of an obesity hospital. More men have lost
their religion and several inches of pink cuticle by
trying to fold up one of these devices without call
ins in the hired lrl, than from any other cause.
Jones, who doesn't own a motor car, and ' is
never likely to, was met at the motor show by a
friend,' who expressed surprise to see him there.
"Well," said Jones, "it's lovely, once a year to come
and look at a whole mass of. cars that you don't
have to dodpe." Christian Register.
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If you have a deed, an insurance
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. ; Postmaster-General Burleson tells -of an old '
Scotchman who- was listening to former Secretary
Wilson's k lecture) "oh the'adtlvity of microbes. The
secretary of agriculture said: "There are microbes in
the cabbage, 'and microbes In the wheat, and mi-,
crobes. .in everything-that grows.'.'
.The old Scotchman paid strict attention to the
lecture. . ' ' . ' ' ' ' V-" '- -
'. . When he- left the hall one of his friends asked
him how he liked the lecture.
.. "I don't 'see why' the secretary of i agriculture
should put so much stress on what the McCrobes
,done," he said. "They've done no more than the
McGregors ' or the McPhersons, and there lives no;
"such can as the McCrobes, anyway." Youth's Com-
"How. do yon'likft my new. hat, M. Bolreau?" ,
, "Lovely, madam. It makes you look, quite thirty;;
years younger." Pele Mele.
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