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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 17, 1914 lli il Arizona Republican's Editorial Page li iil t The Arizona Republican Published by AR1ZOXA PfBLlSHIXa COMPANY. Th tmly Paper in Arizona Published Every Day in the Year. Only Morning Paper in Phoenix. I might B. Heard Ohailes A. Stnuffer Grth W. Cate , J. V. Spear Ir H. S Husgett President and Manager Business Manager . .Assistant Business Manager Editor City Kditor Exclusive Morning Associated Press Dispatches. Office. Corner Second nnfl Adams 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 dtv Editor ... 425 ,...43.! SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ojtily, one month, in advance Isiily. three months, in advance 1 "filly, six months, in advance I "ally, one year, in advance Sundays only, by mail 2.00 4.00 S.00 2.50 FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 17, 1914 Virtue is divided into two parts, contemplation and action for Ave must first learn and then practice. Seneca. An Association of tha Peopls The designation by Mayor Young of a body of Phoenix men and women as the nucleus of a com mittee which shall be, in a sense, an advisory com mission or association, is in line with the action tjken in at least one other city where the commission-manager form of government is in most successful operation. Dayton, Ohio, has the ""Greater Dayton Association," through which are transmitted to the commission and the manager the views and desires of the people, and this service of the- association has been found to be helpful. It Is not proposed that the Phoenix committee w association shall be of limited membership. The persons named by the mayor have been named only for the purpose of a beginning. They are repre sentative of every interest in the city. The entire number through the individual members is in touch with practically every man and woman in the city, and every man and woman is eligible to member ship of the association. This arrangement will afford the best possible means of co-operation. It will attract more strongly the attention and interest of all citizens to the af fairs of government and will Insure the adminis tration against faults of omission and commission. If we bad had such an association in the begin ning, to which the commission might have turned for popular expression, we would have had a some what different ordinance from Ordinance Xo. 6. A consultation with the people through their associa tion would have disclosed the defects which were discovered later and which wrecked the ordinance. Also, if the commission had had an association ot the people with which to consult instead of a small group of selfishly interested parties, we would not have had the iniquitous Ordinance Xo. 13 clapped upon the books before the people were aware of its provisions. We hope that the men and women whom the mayor has named to take the initial step in this organization will lose no time in the formation of It, that the great benefit to be expected from it may begin to accrue at the earliest moment. Two Neglected Ordinances The city commission on Wednesday night went on record against the prevention of the sale of liquor by the favored few in Phoenix, on Sunday. This is a statement that needs no comment and cannot be made to stand out differently by any explanation. It is a bare, unalterable fact, as nude as the record which the commission has left. The commission also declined to pass the anti gambling ordinance, prepared several days ago and which we understood at the time- had some support But when brought to the touch, the com mission side-tracked it. The action of the commis sion with respect to the proposed anti-gamb.'lng or dinance, we believe, is destined to give it early em barrassment. The proposed ordinance was similar In form to the statute which prohibits gambling in Arizona, and we have been informed that the county authorities have declared that if the city does not top gambling in Phoenix, they will do so. It may be believed that they will quickly em brace" the opportunity to proceed against the violat ors of the statute In this city. That it will be a popular rnova is realized, and the county officials who would direct the crusade and have charge of it will be candidates for re-election. The county is not quite so well equipped to' prevent gambling in the city as the city is, with its police force, but it is sufficiently well equipped to atop the more patent offenses and is sufficiently well equipped to make the neglect of the city appear odious. A New Horn Missionary Movement At a meeting, of the Baptist Young People's t'nlon of America at Kansas City recently, a new missionary endeavor at home, in an unexpected field, was proposed by the pi.-esident of Ottawa, Kansas, University, who declaimed:' "Education of newspaper and magazine writers In the teachings of Jesus is one of the first tasks before the church people of his country. Our task Is to seek out these men and women and train them In the proper way." We know that there is. a prevalent opinion that newspaper people of the Secular press are an un godly lot, an opinion probably based on the fact that the secular press ia not given to religious dis cussion. Neither, we ma y add, do the trade or tech nical Journals take par,, in such discussion, not be rause their editors ; and writers are ignorant., of religious matters, but" because such matters, do not lie within their chof en fields. But to whom is ho be assigned the task of mis sionary work among the benighted editors and re porters Who shall '"seek out these men and women and train them in,' the proper way?'' Shall it bo the Baptists, the iMethodists, the Presbyterians, or the Catholics? Or shall the field be divided among the various denominations, so that the secular press may be as widely divided regarding the teachings of Jesus as the denominational press has always been? When the well-meaning missionaries go forth to instruct the men and women of the secular press, there must have been some agreement among the missionaries as to the matters concerning which they intend to impart instruction; as to what the great Nazarene actually taught. That there is no common ground at present is apparent from the widely differing construction placed upon those teachings by the many Christian sects. Otherwise a universal horn-book, other than the Now Testament scriptures, cannot be provided for the theological training of newspaper writers. In proposing this new home missionary move ment there is ignored the fact that by far the great majority of newspaper editorial writers have, as reporters, had wide experience in the field of re porting sermons and have become familiar with all the varying denominational views regarding the teachings of Jesus. Indeed, so necessary is accuracy in sermon reporting that the man who is taking notes for publication gives greater attention to a doctrinal sermon than does the average hearer. And his vocation brings him technical knowledge of the views of the different denominations as ex pounded from the pulpit and enunciated at confer ences and conventions. It would appear from the attitude of the Kan sas professor, that he is under the impression that the scriptural account of the teachings of the Gali lean and the Sermon on the Mount have yet to be brought to the attention of professional newspaper writers who have served an apprenticeship as ser mon reporters. And it must not be forgotten that familiarity with the technique of sermon reporting and editorial comment gives opportunities for view ing these teachings of the Master Teacher through many and widely varying denominational spectacles. LIST OF CAMPBELL'S WEALTH IN THIRTY DAYS Officials of the Mercantile Trust Company ex pect the. inventory of the James Campbell estate f be completed in thirty days. Work was begun o it last week in Campbell's offices in the Guardian Trust Building by John R. Newell, I. V. Barth and Douglas Sachse. It was said Campbell's safety de posit box at the Mercantile probably would be open ed this week. The list of securities contained in the box will be added to the invetory at their face value. Neither actual nor market values will be shown and it is believed the appraisers will not be required to make out-of-town trips to complete their task. According to the provisions of the will of Mr. Campbell, the entire estate, estimated at from $:!5, 000,000 to $50,000,000 goes to the St. Louis Univer sity within twenty-one years, following the death of hi3 widow and child. The will of Mr. Campbell is a plain and concise instrument, covering five and one-half sheets of legal cap paper. Each page is numbered and signed with his own hand. Unto his wife, Florence A. Campbell, he gives the use and occupation, during her life, of his resi dence property, No. 2 Westmoreland place, in the city of St. Louis, Mo., as well as his residence prop erty at Greenwich, Conn., so long as she shall de sire to use and maintain the same for residence pur poses; she is also given the use of the library and paintings; the daughter, Lois Ann Campbell, to en joy the same property for her life after her mother's death. He also gives to his wife absolutely all house hold goods, furniture, furnishings and effects, in addi tion to his automobiles, horses, harnesses and vehicles. All the rest, residue and remainder of the estate, of whatsoever kind, real and personal, is given to the Mercantile Trust Company, in trust, for purposes outlined in the will. Full and absolute power is given unto the Mer cantile Trust Company to handle, manage and con trol all of said trust estate, with full power to make investments, according to its judgment and discre tion; it is also given full power to sell, assign, trans fer and convey, and to lease any and every portion of said trust estate, the testator declaring "it being my purpose to give to said trustee the same power of management, control and disposition which I my self have and possess, with reference to my estate, during my own lifetime." The Mercantile Trust Company is appointed sole executor and trustee under the will. The will is dated at St Louis, Mo., the l!Hh day of December, 1913, and is attested by three witnesses Arthur F. Barnes, Virgil N. Harris and James J. McDonald. SWAPPING MOTOR CARS (George Fitch, in American Magazine) Did you ever hear a couple of seasoned horse traders discussing each other's wares? Horse-traders are considerate and tender of each other's feel ings compared with two rural motor car owners who are talking swap with any enthusiasm. "Hello, Pelty," says Chet "Separator busted again?" Kverybody laughs, and Chet walks all around the machine. "Why, it ain't a separator at all," he finally says. "What is it, Pelty?" "if you'd ever owned a tar you'd know," grunts Amthorne, hauling off tire. "What's become of that tinware exhibit you used to block up traffic with?" Chet gets the laugh this time. "That tinware exhibit stepped over from Jen niesburg in thirty minutes flat this morning," says Chet. "Lucky you weren't on the road I'd have thrown mud on your windshield." "Say!" Pelty shouts. "Your machine couldn't fall ten miles in thirty minutes. Why don't jou get a real motor car? What will you give me to boot for mine?" They are off, and business in the vicinity sus pends. "I'll trade with youi, Pelty," Bays Chet calmly quite calmly. "Let me look it over." He walks carefully around the car, opens the hood and looks in. "Funny engine, isn't it? I saw one like that at the world's fair." Pelty has the hood of Chefs machine open, too, and is right there with the retort courteous. "Is this an engine or a steam heater?" he asks. "What pres sure does she carry?" "She never heats upat all except when I run a long time on low," Chet says eagerly. "Oh, yes," says Pelty, "I never have to go Into low much " "Gosh!" Chet explodes. "When you go up Sand ers hill they have to close two district schools for the noise." "Only time you ever heard me I was hauling you up with your broken jackshaft," snorts Pelty. "You ought to get some iron parts for your car. Cheese has gone out of style." "You still use It for tires, I see," says Chet. "Never mind," eays Pelty wrathfully. "I get mileage out of my machine; I don't drive around - i"iiMii'mrtn - MILLIONS ARE BEING SPENT ON STATE BUILDINGS AT PANAMA EXPOSITION; NEVER BEFORE HAVE APPROPRIATIONS BEEN S' IV.' 1 . iM i sr : State buildings at Panama exposition. Top to bottom: Indiana, West Vir ginia and Pennsylvania. States and territories of the Unite J States are to be represented at the Panama-Pacific exposition on a far greater scale than they have beor. at any former exposition. Millions of collars have already been appropri ated, New York city and state alone voting- $1,1(10,000. Among the most beautiful, state buildings will be those of Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Tiie most expensive state building of al! will be that of California, costir.g S2.000.000. It will l.e the larjret state builr-T evtr built for any ex position. rTf The Grocer By WALT MASON The grocer sells the things we eat all sorts of things, in reason; the pickle sour and honey sweet, and garden sass in se ison. He sends things where his patron dwells, and strange it seems to many he doesn't eat the goods he sells, io gain an honest penny. He has his window filled with fruits that came from distant regions, from countries where the warthog roots, and jaguars roam in legions. The treasures of some far-off clime no royal store could beat them! And still I wonder, all the time, just why he doesn't eat them. With dates from Araby the blest, and figs from Asia Minor, the smiling grocer does his best to please the western diner. Imported things upon his shelf, spaghetti, cheese and noodle; if I were he, I would, myself, consume the whole caboodle! The grocer reaches south and north and east and west he reaches, for all the eat ables of worth, the canteloupes and peaches; the new potatoes and the peas, the condiments and sauces, the Chinese eggs and sweitzer cheese, which oft are total losses. I'd hate to sell such templing things; if patrons came, I'd greet them, and say, "They're not for sale, by jings, for I intend to cat them!" CHESTERTON ENJOYS A JOKE It is always said that no one enjoys a joke more than G. K. Chesterton, tho noted English author, and, even when the joke Aells against himself, he never fails to be heard laughing above the whole company. It is related that a certain man told of an act of politeness he had witnessed. He had seen a man give up his seat in a street car to a woman. "That's nothing,'' said one of tho company. "What about old Chesterton here? I saw him get up and give his scat to three women." The company roared, but louder than the others was heard the jovial laughter of Chesterton. It is in more respects tiian one that Chesterton lays claim to "greatness." Boston Post. LIFTING THE VEIL Caller Was your sister expecting me, Robbie? Bobbie Yes; sis saitl you were sure to come round when she had a good novel to read. Boston Transcript, EXCEPTIONAL CHILD First School Teacher Does Kdith's little girl ever make any bright answers? Second School Teacher Xo; she always knows her lessons. Judge. town and then spend two days shoveling out car bon." "Peculiar radiator you've got," says Chet. chang ing the subject. "Oh, I see; it's a road sprinkler. What do jou get from the city for laying the dust?" "I can stop that leak in two minutes with a handful of cornmeal," says Pelty, busily' surveying Chel's machine. "Do you still strip a gear on this thing every time you try to back?" "Why do you carry a horn?" asks Chet. "You're wasteful; I heard your valves chattering when I was three blocks away." "I didn't ' hear yours chatter much last Tues day on Main street," snorts Pelty. "You cranked that thing long enough to grind it home by hand." "Yo-a! Talk, will you?" yells Chet earnestly. "Any man who begins carrying hot water out to his machine in a teakettle in September knows a lot about starting cars." "Well, get down to business," says Pelty. "You want to trade, you say. I don't want that mess. It's an old back-number with tin springs, glass gears and about as much compression as a handbox. Give me $500 and throw your machine in. I need some thing to tie my cow to. She'd haul away anything that was movable." "Give you $500 for that parody on a popcorn wagon?" snorts Chet "Why, man, the poor old thing has to go into low to pull its shadow! You're de lirious, Pelty. I'll tell you what I'll do. You give , me $1009 for my car and I'll agree to haul that old calliope up to my barn, out of your way, and make a hen roost out of it. Come on now. It's your only chance." Shortly after this they are. parted by anxious friends and the show is over. I've known Home burg men to give up a trip to Chicago because Chet and Pelty began to trade their cars just before train time. J - ? Vr g Juarez By GEORGE FITCH Author of "At Good Old Siwash" Juarez was a Mexican Indian who was born in lS'io and received on the death of his father a full interest in the abject poverty of his family. Up to this point Juarez was not different from most Mexican Indians who have been acquiring pov erty from the Mexican government and handing it down to their descendants for four hundred years. However, Juarez, when a boy, was educated by a charitable priest. To the great chagrin of a great many Spaniards who. like most white men, believe that education will only "take"' when a white man is inoculated with it. Juarez became a speaker and politician and at the age of 26 he sat in his state legislature. , From that time Juarez led a busy life, par ticipating actively in some revolutions and viewing "He arrived at the Rio Grande slightly ahead of the opposition." others from a safe place on the side lines. Making presidents and afterwards reducing them to junk was the great Mexican occupation before 1870 and Juarez took a prominent part in the job. He helped boot Santa Ana into obscurity in 1S55 and became minister of justice, which was a sinecure and an easy job, since justice has never been introduced into Mexico. Juarez held onto this job and others, while presidents came fiercely and went feverishly and in 1S5S he decided to become president himself. After throe years of fighting he was inaugurated, most of his enemies having become extremely deceased meanwhile. However, Juarez had no luck. The supply of enemies within Mexico being exhausted, Kngland, Spain and France wcro imported to take their place. These countries came down on Juarez for the pay ment of the national debts and in 1SS2 he arrived at the Rio Grande slightly ahead of the opposition. Mexico now became an empire, with Maximil ian upon the throne. But Juarez went placidly ahead, running northern Mexico, and now and then decoying a French company into the cactus and messing it up until it was of no further use. When ' '. 1 " ' rj . . 1 'SJ- What Would You Do? If you are a farmer and could borrow, say, $3,000 on long time at a low rate of interest, what would you do with it? The question is of such vital importance that its answer by the farmers of the country will have great weight in helping to formulate a rural credit policy by showing a need for it, and there is great need for it. Think it over. The Phoenix I . - wwvvvvvvvrvvvvvr You Can Pay a bill without the trouble of making change. Always havp a receipt for each and every trans action. Carry on large or small transac tions without tbe exchange of any cash. Feel that your business operations Mi-f on a dignii'ic) liasis. All this !.y simply f allying an ac ; 'm our f'onjmc-vcinl Depart ment, andp..yi;:g ,-.! hills by check. THE VALLEY BANK "Everybody's Bank." THE NEW ADDITION . Place it in Trust with Phoenix Title and Trust Co. We protect your every interest. A large force of trained men give you the best of service. 18 North First Avenue the civil war ended, the I'nited States growled ono at France and the French troops went home. Short ly afterward Juarez eradicated Maximilian and be came president again. Like most Mexican presidents, Juarez was much more popular while a struggling patriot than le was when he ran the country and tried to keep It in order. Other struggling patriots arose and lie spent most of his time fighting them. In 187:! le died of apoplexy while still in office, thereby es tablishing a record which has not yet been equaled in Mexico. He was the only Mexican president to remain in office until he died without assistance. Juarez might not have assayed very highly ai a patroit in this country, but he was about the lest" Mexico has had to offer. It is evident that Mexico has elected too many white men to office. A LEGEND OF MEXICO ,' (Philadelphia Record) The coat of arms of the republic, which oc cupies the center, or white bar and consists f a beautiful device representing an eagle perched upon a cactus (what in Mexico we call nopal) devouring a serpent, is intimately connected with the history of the people. In the beginning of the fourteenth century the ancient Mexicans, or Aztecs, after wan dering for a long time around the Mexican valley looking for a place to build their city, arrived, after terrible sufferings and adventures, on the southwest ern border of Lake Texcoco in 1325. There they halted, for in front of them they beheld what naturally they considered an auspicious omen from their gods. An immense royal eagle of extraordinary size and beauty stood upon a cictus growing in tho crevice of a rock, washed by the waves of the lake. In its talons it held a serpent and its broad, beautiful wings opened to the rising sun. Obeying the mandate of their oracle, that there they should build their city, they set to work and by driving piles into the marshes, with no other ma terial at hand but frail reeds and rushes, the founda tions of the great Tenochitlan were laid! The same great City of Mexico, which today bends under the weight of misfortune without end, its lovely, incom parable sky darkened by the black, threatening cloud of a long-expected war, a war as unjust as it is cruel, representing not only tho unequal struggle of the strong against the weak, but, what is worse, based upon personal hatreds and ambitions. THE SHOPPING SEX a nice little 'at in yer winder, my dear. Yer might put it by for me, will yer? 'E'snot gone yet but you never know, do yer? Tit-Bits. Woman (popping into mourning shop) That's National Bank