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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 18. 1914 jlL ll Arizona Republican's Editorial Page ll1 111 The Ar!jnn Republican Published by ARIZONA PlBUSlllNG COMPANY. Thr Only Pajer in Arizona Pui.lish.irt Every Day In luc e.ir. only Mornii.K liipei- in Phoenix. l-wtum li I leant Pn.si.1ent and Manager Charles A. Stauffor Pusiness Manager CarCi XV. Cat- Xssistaut Business -Manager J XX'. Spcr Editor ln K. S. HusKett Oi ty Kdftor Kxlusive Sornint; Associated Press Iiisr.atc.hca. ou'i.-e. Corner Second :kk1 Adams Streets. Ki.i.ro i.i the Postoffice at Phoenix. Arizona, a Mail Matter ul" the Second Class. Adores- :in c..uuminlcatioiis to TflK AltlZONA KEPl'B I.K'AX. Phoenix. Arizona. TKI.EPHONE3: Huim- office 422 City I'Mitor SUBSCRIPTION R.Ci'138: Paily. one month, in advajice $ .75 lnt!y. mice months, in advanee 2.00 ti!r, j..x months, in advance 4.tn liiy. one ear, m advance 8.0t fundavs only, by mail 2 50 satcroay .1'ii:mi;. aprm. i I'm. The worst of having educated one self i be agreeable to disagreeable people fur many years is that one finds it at last impossible, to be dis agreeable to agreeable ones. A pKi.-heior. Have We Heard Aright? XXV l-sually rely implicitly U"'U tile statements of the Associated I'I'. PS hilt We suspect that lilolc is an error in the story of yesterday morning of the afr-et..i-op..n adjustm. nt of the Tampico Incident. The .W.xkvns will fire a salute and the Aim n ans wi.l .'ire a salute. according to the reported stipula Cois of war. XX'ith the rolling away of the smoke ami tio- dying reverberations of the cannon fire, the animosity Uiween the republics will lie entirely dis-s-ipm '1. Xo international complications since men wer.- organized int.. nations was ever .so absurdly i.-m..v. il Paraphrasing the old rtnnie: ihe trouble was so soon done fur. XVhatevcr was it begun for?" We are informed by the same, dispatches that, the warship- which Were so feverishly ordered from widely separated points to ilexiean ports have been halted and turned back to their posts. Again we arc reminded '.h it "The King of l-'rance inarched up the hill With thirty thousand men. And then inarched down again." The mirage of war lessee! away when the sun of irai'i. struck it at the right angle. Those of us who thought we saw a vision of a chalice over flowing with t.-l-loo'i have discovered tile gory con tents to be nothing but grape juice. How ha! pily lias it all been settled' XVc scratch tile Mcviean back and the Mexicans scratch ours. Surely, this b.ats mini .and grisly war. lu the rip pling atmosphere set in motion by ihe concession, of the mutual salutes, the Stars and Stripes tmd tin? .Mexican tri-color wave and dance gaily. We hear no more and we see no mote of the ominous flap ping of war' tlags. The "Prince of Peace" smiles broadly over all. the while the dovs build nests and lay their egas in his back hair. Hut this pleasant way is not the coir, entional way of settling these things. On the instant that the news that Hear Admiral .Mayo had ordered tin federal commander at Tampico to salute the flag, experts at Washington began to search for prece dents, and they triumphantly declared that they had itt last found one. thoimh it was admitted that it was not quite on all fours with the Tampico affair. The nearest approach to that was an incident that occurred during the civil war. Confederate shore 'batteries recklessly fired upon a Rritish warship. The British commander sent word that the insult to the Tnion .lack would be wiped out in one of only two ways, one was by the firing by the bat teries of 3 peaceful salute to the flan: the other, the wiping out by the guns of the warship of the offending batteries. There were no cables then, and tlie commander couid not wait to communicate with the. foreign office. Probably he would not have taken the trouble to communicate if he could. The thins hail to be settled there anil then. The con fedrates, realizing the error they had committed and which was made more apparent by the threatening guns of the warship, xvere inclined, to pal ley: the would fire a salute if the warship would reply in kind. The British commander objected on the ground that a salute by him would be -univalent to recognition of the confederacy, an act beyond his ' jurisdiction. He was only authorized to av.-n.ae in sults to his this. Jfe pave the shore batteries cer tain minutes to file the peaceful salute. Tlicre was no further time for negotiations, and the s-.ltite was fired. This precedent, which was so avidly sei.ed upon by the Washington experts, is now. according to the Associated Press, about to be disregarded in its most essential part. We. think the Associated Press must have been misinformed by some enemy of the administration- Disarmament of the Staff Just as we are in a fair way lo tret rid of one complication with our neighbors below the line, an other one arises. Those Mexicans seem to be en dowed with a p.-c.uliar faculty for embroiling them selves. First it was with England; then with Spain: then with the 1'nited States, ami now with the sovereign state of Arizona. The other day Covernor H unfit staff accompa nied the governor and Governor MeOonald of New Mexico across the line into Agua Pricta on a friendly night-seeing tour, and. perhaps, for proving their friendliness to the constitutionalist onuse. The auto mobile in which the staff was riding included among its contents, consisting of the staff officers in their peaceful trapping of war, no hostile design against the constitutionalist government. U appears that it did not include even a familiarity with international regulations, for the warriors wore their glltterim; side-arms. The staff was held up and divested of these accoutrements, nntu ilhstanding the known friendliness of Governor 1 1 inf. toward ( 'arranxa and the known antipathy of Governor McDonald toward Iluerta. IHit the side-arms were taken away, and, ac cording to the latest dispatches from the frontier, the Mexicans still hold them, though thty regret the necessity of taking them in compliance with the Mexican practice of Mexicans seizing arms wherever they find them. There are no other such brilliant swords jn all Mexico. In passing, we may say that il is a good thins for the m.-inoers of the staff that the embargo on arms had been lifted or they might have to answer to the general government to ;i charge of smuggling. The members of the staff may have erred in going int.. Mexico in ihe panoply of war. Perhaps ihcy should have remembered that in the early days in Arizona, when cowboys cam.- to the towns from the range., the first thing they did was to leave their guns behind a bar as ev idence of ' friendly inten tions. Put we will take occasion to warn the consti tutionalists ,,f Agua Pricta. that they cannot keep these swords and maintain the sympathy of the governors staff in their struggle to free Mexico from the tyranny of Iluerta. And this, by the way. is not the first affront the constitutionalists have offered us. Il was Dot long ago that they shot four ' of our -honor men" who escaped from a road camp Hear Hisbee and took refuge across the line. In the name of Arizona, we would let the.se misEi-i.J.-d Mexican patriots know that they cannot destroy our sacred birds and steal our swords and get away Willi it. A Misapprehension A dispatch from Phot-nix, appearing in several of tlie stale papers, announces that the candidacy of Hon. Kugene 'hal'in. who seeks nomination as a prohibition candidate for the office of I'nited States senator, was repudiated at a late conference of ".ro hbiitionists" in this city. XX'e suppose allusion is made to ;he late meeting for the organization of a state temperance organization. XVe haw not the slightest interest in the can didacy of Mr- Chafin or any other m m wla.se rtame has been mentioned in connect ion with tlie office of I'nited States senator, and we an- aware only by hearsay of the proceedings of the late meeting. Hut we ale interested in dispelling erroneous impres sions which our brethren of the press may entertain. The meeting was not a meeting of prohibition ists. The organization formed here includes prohi bitionists, progressives, socialists, republicans, demo crats and representatives of organized labor. The object of the organization is to secure a constitu tional amendment against the manufacture, sale or importation of liquor, obviously, the organization could find no surer way of defeating its object than its endorsement of any candidate of any party for any office. A meeting in which such a purpose Should have been proposed, and composed of the elements in that meeting, would have broken up before it could be organized. We have understood that care was taken to an nounce in advance of the meeting that it would be interested in the candidal: of no man, and we have been further informed that no one in attendance suggested sympathy with any candidate. In these circumstances, there could have been no repudiation of Mr. Chafin or unyho.lv else. ALASKA INVITES THE BIRDMEN Dawson should be on the round-the-world a.-re-plane route. San Francisco's project to have the first circumnavigation of the globe accomplished in connection with the Panama fair in nil probability will be successful. The race should be made in summer, t will have to be made in tlie northern hemisphere, and naturally the flyers will seek to fly over land as much as possible. Granting that the flight be1 westward front San Francisco, 'he aviators first should head up the Pacific coast, through California, f'regon. Washington and P.ritisli Columbia: then through the Alaskan archipelago. From .Juneau they might skirt the Pacific shores to the Aleutians, but it will 1." found far more adavntageous to follow the trail of tile Klondike! over the Cbilkoots, via Skagway and AX'hite Pass. Every foot of the flight can be made along a much-traveled course, where, should the aeroplane need repairs, aid can be had on short notice. Over the White pass and down the Yukon telegraphic communication always is ;tt hand, and sit; imboats can distribute tlie gasoline or petrol as frequently as desired. The midnight sun will be blazing and flyers can travel day and night with equal ease. Dawson. Fairbanks, St. Michael and Nome can he. visited. Then the fivers ran cross the compara tively short run over Hearing swa to the Asiatic Hide, and cruise down the Siberian coast to X'ladi vosstok, whence the trans-Siberian railway will be the natural course to St. Petersburg, alter which the flight to Herlin, Paris and London will be a comparatively easy matter. Then will come the longest stretch, the flight across the Atlantic. The News urged the undertaking of the round-the-world flight over this route, two months ago, anil believes this will la1 the course over which the first man to encircV the globe in the air will tra vel. A million dollar prize will be an incentive, but it must be remembered the fivers who enter wli have to spend some rash to make the trip. The most favorable time to start would be in May, which would afford days in the northern re gion during the period of greatest sunlight and warmth namely, in May, June, July, and August. Let the Yukon send an invitation to the pro moters of the flight in 'San Francisco to t ike the course down the Yukon. All ships rounding tin; globe, come as far north as possible to take the great circle route and shorten the distance, and air craft will find the same advantage on the same course. Dawson Daily Xews. HE KNEW "If T were you." his wife said, "til go to that man and tell him exactly what I thought of him. He lied to you and you ought to tell him that yu know it. if I were you I'd let him know just how I despised him. I'd have the satisfaction of mak ing him feel ashamed of himself " "No, my dear." he replied, "you wouldn't do anything of the kind. If you were me you'd do just as I'm doing. This fellow weighs fifty pounds more than I do and they tell me he's one of the best boxers in this town." Chicago Record -Hera Id. WORLD'S MOST NOTED SURGEONS IN CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK CITY I m f J Standing, Dr. A. T. Jurasz (left) and Dr. Edouard Kehit. Seated, Dr. A. Kehn. Many of the most noted surgeons In the world are attending the International Conference on Surgery, now in session in New York city. Terhaps the most famous of foreign nurgeons at the conference is Prof A. Fehn of Frankfort. Germany, who is at the head of the Hanilumr sa...."ary commission. He was the first surgeon to successfully stitch up the human heart. Other lioted foreigners at the conference arc Dr. Kdouard Kehn, Iht son of the professor, and Dr. A. T. Jurasz. , i-iririf lM 1 1 ,i.n.nj-Lnj-i.ru-v- n or. o n n n fn mxi AftAiwiwiwir, vwwvwvwwwwWAMwwwwwvwvw I Farm Notes . The Loafers BY HOWARD L. RANN By WALT MASON A good deal of fuss has been made over tlie statement that a g.rl in central Illinois tan away from her home because her mother made her work t.) hard. A Chicago preacher made the affair tile subject of a touching sermon on filial cjuelty, thereby extracting real tears from a hard-shell deacon who had driven two wivs into an early grave with a stove polt.r. No doubt the facts in the case were a whole lot different. The chances are that a job in the chorus of .some burn-storming troupe looked softer than doing the dishes and mak ing the beds. A girl from Keokuk, win. was so tail that if she caught cold in June she couldn t sneeze until Uctolx-r. ran away a few weeks ago with a flat-headed runt of nn actor who was so short that he. had to talk to her on his fingers, and she gave the excuse that ma made her do up her own hair. She stayed with the show until ihey billed her as the female giraffe, and then she loped hack to tlie old home, where she was affectionately greeted with the flat side of a hair brush. The effect was salu tary. She got up the next morning and hail break fast ready lor the hired man before sun up. which was such a shock to her mother that she fainted in the sink and clogged the drain pipe. The best wives are always the girls who have been flattened out across the parental knee about once a week and whose heads are not .added up with store hair until they look like a buck sheep at shearing time. .Noth ing will straighten up a love-sick girl who makes goo-goo eyes at every traveling man in sight quicker than an old-fashioned spanking. The gill whose daily labor consists in brewing fudge and making the trains is about as useful to a man who has to work for a living as a coin pocket in a kimona. WEEDS HAVE THEIR USES Coal keeps getting dearer in all civilized coun tries, and the search for possible substitutes ir.r coal is' getting very keen. Tlie latest idea is the original one of skimming the weed off the famous Sargnsso sea and making it into blocks of fuel. i'ho .Siii'f.iff.. sii is a Brest tryt of the Athletic lyinV some htmoied;'- of miles south of the steamer routes from 1 tritii in to the state.'!. A great patch of oce. m there a I out twice the area of the I'nited Kingdom, looks just like a vast green meadow. The explanation is that it is covered to a thick ness fif three or four feet with a weed called "sar gasso." in the center of the sea there is a tract the size of Ireland, where the weed is even thicker, and stands sever. 1 feet oat of the water. In many places the weed covers .iei'eiict ships which have B"t caught. Steamers carefully avoid the Sargasso sea owing to their screws get.insr fouled. The idea has been suggested of raking the Sargas so sea to make it open for navigation, but !t would probably fill up again. This fact will make it a permanent supply of fuel if the new idea catches on. Thevveed is to be hydraulically compressed and cut into blocks. These blocks have already been ex perimented with on tramp steamers and have been found to bi'1 a v ery economical fuel, giving out near ly the heat of coal tit only a third of the eost.. Weed is not quite unknown as a fuel. Many Nile steamers are run on blocks of sudd, the floating weed that chokes the I'pper Nile. Where the sargasso weed comes from has not be en definitely settled. Some scientists stick to the. old belief that the roots are on tlie sea-floor half a mile below. Pearson's Weekly. YOUTH'S RAPID RISE Manager (hiring office boy:) Well, my lad, what do you say? Applicant Before I lake the job, sir, I'd like to know if there's any chance of promotion. Manager Well, as to that, it depends on the boy. The last one we had here owned the whole place before he'd been with us two months. Ron ton Transcript. When Spring comes, soft and balmy, with zephyrs living loose, and weather cold and clammy is canned for future use; when Spring, the genial fairy, brings solace to our souls, and ali the world is merry, the loafers leave their holes. They come, tlie whole blamed slather, from holes, the Iud knows where, and on the corners gatlnr, and chew and smoke and swear. They com.-, the ragged loaf ers, who'd rather die than work, as useless as the gophers that in the cornfields lurk: as useless as the foxes that steal the farmer's geese, they sit on dry goods ooxes their smell disturbs the K'aoc. TUu peelers see them sitting all day, a dingy sight, their perches never quitting from morning until night: but do ihe peelers n ib them, or try to get their goats? Ah. No! N. cops will grab them, for loafers all have votes. They are as independent as donkey eating hay, because, they shine resplendent upon election "lay. They'll still defile the pavement, and stir up women's wrath; they shun ail sane endeavor, these skates with thirsty throats, and they'll abide forever, because they have their votes WHEN THE COWBOY REIGNED a tie Grey, among all the expressions of apprec iation he has received of his recently published n tl. "Tli. Light of Western Stars," says he values most highly the opinion of one who might be called an expert in the life he has describi d. Tlie following extracts are taken from a letter scut Mr. Grey from California. "Stewart. Stilwt II. Fells iV Monty are g reat. They remind me of the cattlemen and cow bows 1 knew in western Texas from 1 STo to '"). Ah. those were stirring years in that part of Texas. The cowboys down there knew no fear. Their greatest pleasure was rounding tip wild, stampeding cattle and chasing and fighting hostile Indians: and let .lie tell vou tin re was as much danger in doing one as the other. At first I thought it was awful the way the cowboys punished rustlers i horse and cattle thieves). One morning soon after going west, while riding on the prairij 1 saw the bodies of seven men hanging from the limbs of one tree; said tree, by the way. was the only one for miles around. The rustlers ban' been caught red-handed. It was a sick ening sight, and. being a tenderfoot, 1 felt like fly ing hack to civilization. However, I didn't, and it was net long before 1 made up my mind that it was absolutely necessary the rustlers be sternly dealt with. Thanking you for the very great pleas ure I have derived from reading 'The Light of Wes tern Stars,' and hoping with all my heart you will write a sequel to it, equally a fascinating, I am. Verv Truly. , "VOl'K ADMIRER." PROMPT SERVICE We not only attend carefully to the needs of our depositors, but we do it promptly. We place at your disposal the unexcelled facilities of one of the strongest financial institutions in Arizona. Open an account with us at once and afford your business the advantage f our service. - S The Phoenix National Bank Protection For The Future WHAT IS BETTER THAN A GOOD INTEREST HEARING BANK ACCOUNT. INTER EST AT 4 ON SAYINGS ACCOUNTS. THE VALLEY BANK "Everybody's Bauk." Home Builders Issue Gold Notes Drawing G INTEREST. May be witlidrawu on demand. Assets $535,000.00 Funds idle temporarily ean earn something. Put vour dollars to work. ,t, Home Builders 127 N. Central Ave. L Our Escrow Department can serve you satisfactorily. The safe way the modern way is our wav. Phoenix Title and Trust Co. 18 North First Ave. PAY IN ADVANCE The younir man from London took his jr en ' necktie and his best girl inlo a seaside restaurant, and like some other young men, he was disposed to be facetious at the waiter's expense. "Waiter," he said, "I want yu to brinB me a grilled crocodile." "Vessir." replied the waiter, perfectly unmoved. "And. waiter, bring it with butter." "Yessir." Then he stood like a statue for a minute. ""Well." said the you ns man, "aren't you (joins t bring it?" "Yessir." "Why don't you. then?" "Orders is, sir. that we get pay in advance for crocodiles, sir. Crocodiles with butter, sir. are nine pounds three shillings and sis-pence a portion. If you take it. without butter, sir." 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