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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, SATURDAY MORNING, -JULY 25, 1914 , : 1 li il Arizona Republicans Mitonal rage The Arizona Republican Published by ARIZONA PUBLISHING COMPANY. The Only Paper in Arizona Published Every Day in the Year. Only Morning Paper in Phoenix. Dwlght B. Heard President and Manager Charles A. Stauffer Business Manager Garth V. Cate Assistant Business Manager J. W. Spear , Editor Ira H. S. Huggett City Editor Exclusive Morntng Associated Press Dispatches. Office, Corner Second and 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 City Editor ... .425 .433 SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Daily, one month, in advance Daily, three months, in advance Dally, six months, in advance t. Dally, one year, in advance Sundays only, hv mail 2.00 4.00 R.IHI 2.50 SATURDAY HORNING, JULY 23, 1914 A true man hates no one. Napoleon. What' in a Name? Tha republican gentlemen who are making a tour of the state, trying to effect an amalgama tion of progressives and republicans purely for campaign purposes, are offering surprisingly liberal terms to the progressives, but they do not equal in liberality those proposed once upon a time on an exceedingly high mountain to the Savior of man kind. The republicans will accept bodily and in their entirety the principles of the progressive party and will endorse Theodore Roosevelt for president in 1916. All the progressives are asked to do is to acecpt the republican name. Let us see what all this means. Would such a "republican" party, thus formed by trade and barter, be in harmony with the party of the same name in other states, and In tho nation at large? Where else will the republican party endorse Theodore Roosevelt for the presidency? Would Barnes, Pen rose and Lorimer enter into such an arrangement with the progressives of New York, Pennsylvania or Illinois? Would the republican leaders of any other state agree to become progressives and make their followers progressives in all bat in name? They certainly would not. If this arrangement could be made in Arizona, the organization, by whatever name it might be called, would be a mon strously deformed hybrid. It would be "neither fish, fowl nor good red herring." If Messrs. Hubbell and Morrison are honestly willing to accept the progressive principles in their entirety, they are not republicans at all, but are true progressives. If they do not believe in those principles, they cannot honestly accept them. But if they do believe in them and accept them, the name which they insist on retaining would be a most ridiculous one. The man who is willing to surrender hia principles, political or other, for a name, needs watching. The. proposition to endorse Colonel Roosevelt for the presidency in 1S16 is the merest sop, having no further relation to the present exigency than a proposition to endorse the ne'uular hypothesis. While Colonel Roosevelt is the leader of his party and the choice of an overwhelming majority for the presidency, he has not announced that he will be a candidate. Xo progressive gathering has de clared in favor of his candidacy, and no declaration by any progressive conference or convention this year could be of any force. If the "republicans" of Yuma, for instance, should endorse him, they would not be bound two years hence by any such endorse ment, and they could not be so bound. It must be patent to the progressives of Yuma that the gentlemen 'who have made this proposi tion to them have not made it in good faith, as earnest converts to the principles they propose to endorse, but for the purpose of securing and divid ing the offices. Tha Associated Press .Collier's lately printed a very able reply by General Manager Melville E. Stone of the Associated Press to a series of attacks upon that association by Will Irwin in Collier's. Mr. Irwin's assault was made under three heads: 1. The Associated Press is a monopoly. 2. The Associated Press colors its news. 1 3. The Associated Press does not color its news. We should say that the apparent contradiction In the last two charges made by Mr. Irwin is our own unavoidable interpretation of them. Mr. Irwin had alleged that the news of the Associated Press was frequently biased in favor of some political party or private interest, and, again, that it habit ually treated important issues In a colorless and negative manner, when, as a reformer, it should have taken a stand on the side of the right. Mr. Stone replies to the second of the above indictments, saying that the Associated Press is frequently compelled to gather its news from official sources and that no other sources are available. In such cases there is or may be bias in some degree. For instance, in Russia seven-eighths of the news is collected from official sources; in Washington, in a lesser degree, official news Is biased in favor of the party whose officials divulge it. As to the third, indictment that the news is negative and colorless; that is, dispassionate,, the facts being impartially presented, Mr. Stone says: "There Is an underlying belief that the American people are capable of self-government. If so, they must needs be able to form a judgment. And, we conceive it to be of great importance that the peo ple be given the facts, free from the slightest bias, leaving to them the business of forming their own judgment." Replying to the exploded 'charge that the As sociated Press is a monopoly, Mr. Stone points out that it is a co-operative association, conducted with out profit. It does not control the news" and en joys no monopoly of the news. It does not handle the news, but only its own stories of the news, which is where events happen, to . be gathered by other associations or individuals. New members of the Associated Press may be elected in any field by the board of directors. Only about one-fourth of the present members have the "right of protest" . against the admission of new members from their respective fields, and even then the board may disregard the protest. It is stated that no "right of protest" has been granted in the last thirteen years, and that probably none will ever be granted since it can only be done by the vote of seven-eighths of the total membership of the association. While many applicants for membership have been rejected, in a majority of the cases the rejection was not the result of the exercise of the "right of protest," but for other reasons, the usual one being an apprehension that the applicant might become a burden upon the association; that is, that he might become delinquent and the burden of his obligation would fall upon the thrifty members of the association. As a consequence of the evils of the "monop oly" Collier's had said "the time will come when newspapers will be recognized as having the quali ties of a public utility, and will be subject to in quiry and regulation by commissions similar to those which have arisen in many states during the past few years to supervise railroads, telephone and lighting corporations.1" To this, Mr. Stone replies: "Well, then, we shall have turned back the clock three hundred years, and John Milton and his 'Plea for unlicensed print ing' were all in vain. The first amendment to the federal constitution will be accounted a mistake and we shall be face to face with a method of govern mental administration once delighted in by the Stationers' Company and the Star. Chamber." Worthless Official Reports The current Taxpayers' Magazine contains an excellent suggestion regarding the compiling aDd publication of reports of public officials. As these reports are now published, and always have been in Arizona, and, for that matter, in most states, they are utterly worthless. The enormous sum paid out in this state annually for their publication is a sheer waste of the public money. Not one citizen in a thousand reads them, and hardly one in ten thousand could fully understand them. They are intelligible only to expert accountants, and usually such data as an accountant would require for a full under standing of an official report is not wholly present. The taxpayer learns from these reports only .that certain sums have been collected from him and others, and that certain other sums have been ex pended. As to the necessity for the collection and as to the wisdom of the expenditure, he has not been informed. He may suspect extravagance and waste, but he cannot, prove it by the reports. There should be some way to prepare these re ports for popular consumption so that they would be really informative. If not. their compilation had better be suspended for the purpose of avoiding the publication of the wasteful item of the expense of their publication. BRUCE ISMAY AN OUTCAST. COSTELLO, Galaway Bay, Ireland Where is Bruce lsmay? For two years the steamship corporation offi cial, who drew the criticism of the world after the sinking of the Titanic, has been missing from the places that used to know him. The captain of the lost liner went down with his ship, the first mate ended his broken life, and Bruce lsmay, making his way into a lifeboat and to the deck of the rescue ship Carpathia, sailed to safety. Then of a sudden he disappeared. Rumor whis pered that his one-time friends avoided him, that club committees desired his resignation, even that his mind failed under the terrible strain. At the Heell of the Sea. Englishmen have scant sympathy for a coward. Few men would be willing to live the life that Bruce lsmay saved from the sea. No longer a steamship magnate, no longer a Beau Brummel in Belgravia, the question of his thereabouts assumed the sig nificance of a mystery. Meantime the lost director was living in a re mole house on a place known as the Heel of the Sea. The loneliest road in Ireland runs from Minna to Costello along the shore of Galaway Bay. Sheer moor, quite treeless, bleak beyond words, hardly a stone cabin in sight, and no path but the straight mall road. In the heart of this Irish wilderness a solitary lodge shows white against its surrounding patch of green. A locked gate forbids entrance. Sheumas, the old sidecar driver, flourishes an accusing whip lash through the teeming rain. "Look There Where he Hides." "Look there whore he hides. Never a gentleman have I brought here but was turned away from the very door. Money he has and all that money will buy. But he cannot shake off tho memories on his mind. Day after day he must hear them the shrieks of the drowning men crying down the wind. This is his curse. What he did will be remembered until the Titanic is forgotten. "Lonely enough the place is. He little thought we would know him we that stood round the Mar coni masts at Clifton waiting a long week for a word across the sea. Cast your eye about this place, bog and moor and fields of stone. I have seen men and women here, decent, civil people, blue with hunger and starved with cold. But not one of them all, old or young, would change places with the man who lives in that lodge Bruce lsmay." Detroit Tri bune. FINDING LOST RADIUM There was great excitement at the Liverpool Royal Infirmary a few days ago. A tube of radium, valued at $5000, which had been attached by dress ings to a patient's face at night, was missing in the morning. The Roentgen ray was used to determine whether or not he had swallowed it. He had not. Perhaps it had been carted away with the infirmary sweepings. The cart had not left the premises. An expert with an electroscope arrived. He placed his instrument on the edge of the cart. The radium made its presence manifest. The cart was emptied of its rubbish, which was put into buckets. One after an other of the buckets was examined by the electro scope. The tube of radium was found in the 12th bucket. Atlanta Constitution. THE ONLY ONE OUT. The man arose and gave his seat to a girl. "Oh, thank you most kindly sir." she replied. "Don't mind her being polite," explained a sad faced woman. "I'm taking her to a sanatorium." Pittsburg Chronicle Telegraph. OPERA COMIQUE'S MOST BEAUTIFUL SINGER LOVES THE OUTDOOR LIFE is. Mile. Nelly Marthy Scolt in her V A3 " till n JaSpx Mile. Nelly Marthy Scott, the most beautiful singer in the Opera Comique in Paris, is a lover of outdoor life and spends the early hours of the day riding at Bois de Bologne. She also spends much time in het garden, v,hich is filled with rare and beautiful flowers, .. m.' The Old Prayer By WALT MASON .When the evening shadows fall, oftentimes do I recall other evenings, far away, when, aweary of my play, I would climb on granny's knee (long since gone to sleep has she), clasp my hands and bow my head, while the simple lines I said, "Now 1 lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep." - Journeyed long have 1 since then, in this sad gray world of men; I have seen with aching heart, comrades to their rest depart; friends have left me, one by one, for the shores beyond the sun. Still the Youth enraptured sings, and the world with gladness rings, hut the faces 1 have known all are gone, and I'm alone. All alone, amid the throng, 1, who've lived and journeyed long. Loneliness :inl sighs and tears are the wages of the years. Who would dread the journey's end, wiicn he lives with out a friend? Now the sun of life sinks low; in a. little while I'll go where my friends and comrades wait for me by the jasper gate. Though the way be cold and stark, I shall murmur, in the dark. "Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep." FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. The decision of the New Jersey supreme court in. reversing the sentence of a year's imprisonment imposed on Alexander Scott, editor of a weekly so cialist paper, in Passaic, N. J., is doubly significant. It is a distinct victory for free speech and the lib erty of the press. It emphasizes that our elaborate system of appeals serves in the end as an effective bulwark against hasty and perjudiced administra tion of law in the lower courts. During the height of the Pittcrson strike, Scott wrote and published in his Weekly Issue an edi torial violently denouncing the police. He was found guilty by a jury of crime defined by the New Jer sey statutes as "preaching hostile to government'' and sentenced to prison. The supreme court opinion declares that "the indictment was palpably without legal force," and censures the judge for not having directed a verdict of acquittal. The bench adds that the lower court's Interpretation, if sustained, would, render the statute clearly unconstitutional; that it would prevent all free discussion relating to the administration of mu nicipal affairs; that it would preclude fair criticism on the conduct of public officials, and that it would silence the public press and prevent it from bring ing to the light of day the delinquency of public of ficers Boston Herald. ) THE EVIDENCE CONCLUSIVE. The Court You make grave charges r.gainst yo-ir husband, Madame, in your bill for divorce. The Wife I can prove them all, jour honor. The Court -You have absolute proof? The Wife. I huve. The Wife I have four phonograph records of his singing love songs to a woman friend. The Court Yes; proceed, please. The Wife I have a transcript of record:) made from a dictagraph which I had placed i nhis office. The Court Well, well; go on. The wife And my five reels of movin? pictures shew The Court I think you had better take a de uee. Detroit News. -r. HIS SPECIALTY. Employer Not afraid of early hours, I suppose? Young man You can't close too early for me, sir. Answers. -"- SHARP. The successful farmer has to be sharp as a raiser. Lippincott's. ..... garden, Storms At Sea By GEORGE FITCH Author of "At Good Old Si wash" Whi n the wind rises to a wild howl on land and distributes chimney bricks, tree branches and signs about the country with mi impartial hand, the thoughtful citizen gives thanks because he is not on the ocean in the same storm. A storm on land is disagreeable and frequently compels the onlooker to go hastily clown cellar in order to avoid iieing assaulted by the landscapes. But a storm at sea is like an incipient case of pneumonia on shore. It may not be fatal, but there is plenty to worry over. 'a 1 "The Waves Often Rocking the Ship Until it is Al most Impossible to Hold the Cards on the Whist Table." When the wind blows at sea the waves pile up until they are as high as a small skycrappcr and charge resist lrssly across the latitudes drivng all before them. A wave may be a mile long, fifty feet high and traveling entirely beyond the speed limit. To be struck in the vest by such a wave is a disagreeable experience and one which seldom happens to the same person twice. The worst storms at sea are those which are experienced by tourists who cross on the great .steamships. They are terrible beyond description, the waves often rocking the ship until it is almost impossible to hold' the cards on the whist tahle. Fruit Canneries An estimate of the 'value of the output of the fruit canneries in California is over $15,000,000 this year 10,030 cars principally Apricots, Peaches, Plums, Pears, and Tomatoes. A Cannery in this Valley would add thousands to the profits of our farmers and would devetop a wonderful industry. The Phoenix National Bank You Can Pay a bill without the trouble of making change. Always have a receipt for each and every trans action. Carry on large or small transac tions without the exchange of any cash. Feel that your business operations are on a dignified basis. All this by simply carrying an ac count in our Commercial Depart ment, and paying all bills by check. THE VALLEY BANK "Everybody's Bank." Don't Buy That Piece of Land UNLESS THE TITLE IS GUAR ANTEED, THE LAND IS ALL ' RIGHT, THE PRICE IS : RIGHT AND YOU ARE r ALL RIGHT ' IF the title is guaranteed by Phoenix Title and Trust Co. J 18 North First Avenue The storms experienced by seamen are not so terrible, but they are more fatal. Each year several thousand vessels fail to survive the storms which they meet. Going to sea is still a risky and reckless undertaking and will be until the ocean is removed some distance farther from the land. It is not the restless ocean which causes the damage in storms so much as the fixed and immobile land which re fuses to give way gracefully and lessen the blow when a ship strikes it. Storms at sea were once very dangerous to the trans-Atlantic steamships. However, in this one regard, man seems to have gotten ahead of na ture. A storm is easily detected on the largest steamships, but ocean liners do not go down in the gale any more. They may have a few boats swept away and some ventilators crumpled up, but when a storm wave charges down upon a -foot steam ship coming ahead at the rate of 20 miles an hour, it separates into two parts and retires in a dis mantled and abashed manner. Man has proven superior to storms at sea and if he can only do something about the early spring iceberg and the stealthy fog, ocean travel will he come safer than automohiling. CURIOUS PUNISHMENT IN OLD HUNGARY The Slovaks (Hungary) are a very peaceful, law-abiding community, but there are probably black sheep among their number, and in front of the Ro man Catholic church at Postycn may be seen an an cient stone pillar, reminiscent of the days when punishment was meted out In much the same way as it was in England in those days. Fastened to this pillar in the center is a large iron clasp, and at the base two smaller ones close together. These clasps fitted around the waists and ankles of of fenders, and when a man or woman had stolen something they were locked to this post on a Sun day and compelled to hold in their hands whatever they had stolen. Every Slovak attends mass on Sundays, from which it may be gathered that this public exposure was no small ordeal. The post hears a terse inscription, the translation of which is, "I do not ask you to come, but if you come I receive you." From "A Picture Hunter in Hungary," in the July Wide World. NOTHING LEFT. The steamer rolled and pitched in the mountain ous waves, and Algy was very seasick. Deah boy," he groaned, "promise me you will send my remains to my people." An hour passed. "Deah boy." feebly moaned Algy. "you needn't bother about sending my remains borne there won't be any." Boston Transcript.