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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 12, 191
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WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 12, 1914
When one is intensely interested
in a certain cause, the tendency is to
associate particularly with those who
take the same view.
The Field of Waterloo
If (his were now ten months later, the world
would have a prospect of a bloody centennial of
Waterloo. The tide of the war is already moving
to the great battle ground of Europe, where, on
June 18, 1815, the French against the rest of the
continent struggled in vain for the supremacy of
Europe, as Germany is now striving. And the
French would then have won but for the "sunken
road," a misdirecting peasant and the rains which
impeded the movement of the French artillery, ac
cidents, in the opinion of Hugo, ordered by provi
dence, for Napoleon "embarrassed God."
Again the historic names of Ligny, Quatre Bras
and Belle Alliance, familiar to every school boy, may
he about to figure in history. The Germans have
occupied Tongres, a short distance north and slightly
west of Liege, thirty-three miles northeast of Namur
and practically the same distance north of east of
Ligny, where the great battle of nearly a century
ago was begun.
Brussels lies not quite twenty-five miles north
west of Namur. The field of Waterloo extends for
a distance of about twenty miles, partly along the
direct road between these two cities, the northern
end of the field falling away from the line to the
west. The distance from Tongres to the culminat
ing point of the field of Waterloo, Belle Alliance, is
thirty miles, and in that vicinity again French, Prus
sians and English may meet, though differently
aligned, French and English against Teuton, instead
of English and Prussians against French.
No hard-pressed Wellington would pray for a
"Blucher or night," but, rather, would look for a
Grouchy as his deliverer. The shades of those who
fell there, still hovering over the field, would won
der at the fickleness of the English, but the hatred
of Frank and Teuton would seem well preserved
The Workers of Arizona
The census bureau has just issued a report on
' occupations in Arizona, in which several interesting
facts are presented. Assuming that the population
of the state is 204,354, it is shown that 43 per cent, of
all the people in the state are engaged in gainful
occupations and 55 per cent, of all the people over
10 years of age. The number of female workers is
lO.Tfta. a gain of 4.000 in ten years, far in excess of
the ratio "of gain of the state in population.
The workers are distributed among the more
important industries as follows: Agriculture,
forestry, and animal husbandry, 22,416, or 25.5 per
cent.; extraction of minerals, 15,568, or 17.7 per
cent.; manufacturing and mechanical industries,
18,294, or 20.8 per cent.; transportation, 8,698, or
9.9 per cent.; trade, 6,230, or 7.1 per cent.; public
service, 1,555, or 1.8 per cent. ; professional service,
3,818, or 4.3 per cent.; domestic and personal ser
vice, 8,330, or 9.5 per cent., and clerical occupations,
2,916, or 3.3 per cent.
It Is not a highly creditable showing that there
were 1,297 males and 376 females 10 to 15 years of
age engaged in gainful occupations;' or, stated other
wise, 11.6 per cent, of the males and 3.6 per cent, of
the females 10 to 15 years of age were gainful work
ers. In 1900 there were 1,358 males and 624 females
10 to 15 years of age engaged in gainful occupations,
which was 19.2 per cent, of all males' and 9.3 per cent,
of all females 10 to 15 years of age.
These figures, of course, were for the year 1910.
Since then we have had legislation which will give
us a better standing in the matter of child labor.
It was time that it was enacted, as is shown by
the increased percentage of child labor between
1900 and 1910.
Of the 77, 236 male workers in 1910, 29,975 were
native whites of native parentage, 11,812 native whites
of foreign or mixed parentage. 26.163 foreign-born
whites, 743 negroes, and 8,543 other colored. The
proportion which the males formed of all the males
10 years of age and over in each principal class of
the population was: For native whites of native
parentage, 81.2 per cent.; for native whites of for
eign or mixed parentage, 74.9 per cent.; for foreign
born whites, 90.1 per cent.; and for negroes, 83.3 per
Of the 10,589 female workers in 1910, 3,315 were
native whites of native parentage, 1,626 native whites
of foreign or mixed parentage, 2,049 foreign-born
whites, 402 negroes, and 3,197 other colored. The
proportion which the occupied females formed of all
the females 10 years of age and over in each prin
cipal class of the population was: For native whites
of native parentage, 13.2 per cent; for native whites
of foreign or mixed parentage, 13.1 per cent.; for
foreign-born whites, 13.9 per cent., and for negroes,
60.3 per cent.
Classifying the workers by occupation, instead
of grouping them under chief industries, copper mine
operatives exceed .in number 9,037. Farm laborers
come next, 7,711; farmers and dairymen, 6,087; rail
road (steam) laborers, 3,669.
There is a barber for every bartender, or vice
versa, a little more than 400 of each class, and some
thing less than 400 Baloon-keepers. We learn with
surprise that there are only 242 real estate agents
and only 186 preachers. There are 202 male school
teachers and 778 school ma'ams. There are, or were
then, though the number has since 1910 vastly and
unreasonably Increased, 333 lawyers and 283 phy
sicians and surgeons.
We observe with surprise and regret the absence
from the list of workers in "gainful occupations," of
all persons connected with the newspaper industry,
editors, reporters, proofreaders, linotype operators or
foremen and devils.
As to Deportment
Maintaining proper relations between the sexes
is quite a problem in this land of liberty, but withal
it is one that adds a good deal of animation to life.
On some bathing beaches in and near Chicago the
sexes have been segregated because of the misbe
havior of part of the bathers. One woman official
is opposed to this measure, and advocates instead
cutting the bushes along the shore and increasing
police vigilance and the severity of the penalties for
offenses. She, in turn, is opposed by the aesthetic,
who desire to protect the bushes in the interest of
A good many wise words for the edification of
the young are being said these days, but we fear that
a large number of the silly things never read or
hear them. They may chance to jolt against their
tympana, but they have not ears to hear. Some of
us recall that in our callow years we had an avidity
for knowledge of how to hold our fork, eat our let
tuce, pay and receive attentions from the opposite
sex, etc., etc., but it is evident that there are many
young and youngish persons today who haven't that
thirst for books on deportment. For that matter,
there always have been a large number of them.
If street car conductors and special as well as
regular policemen were given authority to separate
young couples who insist on lolling in each other's
arms in public, bow. more than well they would earn
their stipends! That would give us a new sort of
separator, of flesh and blood in appearance, but of
heart of steel. A squad would be required at sum
mer resorts, and one would be needed on all the
street cars or automobiles running to and from those
places. The guardians of propriety would of course
have to halt all automobiles containing braces of
nestlings, and it would doubtless be necessary to
hold up some of them every block to keep the senti
mental occupants in becoming attitudes.
WHAT LIGHTS HURT THE EYES
(From the Journal of the American Medical Asso
ciation.) Healthy people who live out of doors rarely com
plain of the light. But any one who has tried pho
tography knows that outdoor daylight is many times
brighter than artificial light, indoors or out. When
people suffer from artificial lights, it is something
besides the strength of the light. It is contrast that
makes artificial lights unpleasant. One who lives
most of the time in poorly lighted rooms finds it
unpleasant to go suddenly into bright daylight. The
more sudden the change, the greater the contrast,
the more disagreeable the feeling.
Artificial lights, seen at night in sharp contrast
wih the darkness around them, are always un
pleasant to face. A light that varies greatly from
instant to instant, now dim and now bright, is very
disagreeable and harmful to the eyes. When light
hurts the eyes, the first impulse is to exclude it.
But thought about the matter will commonly show
some kind of contrast that might be avoided. Have
the rooms indoors lighted as well as possible. In
going out pause a little on the. threshold to become
accustomed to the brighter illumination. Do not
face bright artificial lights with a dark background.
Do not admit a streak of bright daylight into a
room that is otherwise shaded, but rather keep the
windows wide open.
Use as steady a source of light as possible and
avoid all sudden changes of illumination. If dark
glasses are worn, it should not be all the time; but
only when the eyes are exposed to the brightest
light; so that the contrast between this and the
feeble light may be diminished. Have a good light on
what you look at, but do not let the source of light
shine directly into your eyes. When light hurts the
eyes, in spite of care to avoid strong contrasts, it is
likely that the eyes are strained or irritated or in
flamed, and the cause of the trouble should be sought
out and removed. Persistent trouble of this kind
generally has a persistent cause, like strain of the
eyes, and it is useless to treat the effect while the
cause continues to keep up the trouble.
WAR'S COST IN HUMAN LIFE
Of particular interest at this time are the records
of killed and wounded in the recent European wars
"little squabbles in the Balkans" they are some
times described. Octave Laurent has summed up
these losses of human life in the account of his
eleven months' experience ts a surgeon with the
Bulgarian troops, which has just been published in
Paris. He writes for his surgical colleagues, not to
produce a sensation.
Bulgaria, with 4,300,000 inhabitants, put half a
million soldiers in the field. Of these, 53,000 were
wounded and 30,000 killed in the first war and 16,000
killed and 62,000 wounded in the second. Altogether
150,000 killed and wounded one-third of the effective
force of the army and 3 per cent, of the population.
There was one death out of every four injured a
very high figure.
In the last Balkan war 150,000 men on both
sides were killed or wounded on the field in a single
month. Eighty thousand of these fell on the banks
of the Bregnalitza in the six days from June 30 to
July 5, 1913. " ! (
Professor Laurent quotes an authoritative proph
ecy to the effect that a zero added to these figures
would give the losses in a European war which
would line up two armies of the great powers. There
would be not less than one and one-half million
wounded and killed in a month once the forces were
fully in the field. The figures may be an exaggera
tion, but they come approved by a professional ex
pert who has just had the latest possible experience.
THOUGHT THEY WERE WASHING
To please her wee daughter Doris, Mrs. X. the
other day bought a globe of goldfish, and when the
little one arrived home from school the first thing
she saw was her new present. After some moments
of gleeful chatter, Bhe asked soberly: "Mamma,
where do we keep 'em when they've had their bath?"
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Glory and Goodhess
By WALT MASON
We can't all rise to shining heights of glory, we
can't all climb Fame Mountain's snowy hood, but
we can make our lives all hunky-dory, and worth
the while, if we will but be good. The lust for
wealth be-speaks the spirit's blindness; when I am
dead I'd rather have folks say, "His heart possessed
the milk of human kindness," than have them
speak of scads I put away. A little fame too often
makes us haughty, makes us forget that we're but
common mud, and we swell up, until, becoming
dotty, we take a fall, and make a sick'fiing thud.
When we've success in sordid worldly matters, we
feel contempt for all the ones who fail; we view
with scorn the poor man's rags and tatters, and
heedless hear the hungry orphan's wail. We waste
our lives in towdry triumphs winning, for useless
gawds we strive and toil and grind; and even now,
as at the world's beginning, the kind heart beats
the proud and mighty mind. Let us be good, be
kind, oh man and maiden, let us be Hue, and
squarely play the game, and we'll stack high among
the hosts of Aidenn, and that will beat your little
Hail of Fame.
THE AZORES ARE LIKE TOYLAND
But we have nothing among our smaller coast
towns that can compare in harmony with such a
place as Fayal, with the perfect unity of its archi
tecture, its background of checkered mountain sides,
its hilltops surmounted by turning windmills and
everywhere richness of color, natural and artificial.
Its scheme of beauty seems flawless. No wonder
the wandering Portuguese islanders long to go
back now and then, one born there must have a
fear sometimes that he will die without seeing It
We had a second day of sights in the Azores.
The winch waked us dragging trunks from the
hold, the belongings of the rest of our "third class,"
who were to leave us at Ponta Delgada, the me
tropolis of the Azores, on the island of -St. Mich
ael's. This large island was on our left when we
reached the deck, and presented another panorama
of green mountain sides, cut up into innumerable
little square fields as neat and trim as Toyland.
White, tile-roofed villages were everywhere, but
only a few, a very few, isolated houses, for these
people are gregarious, and live in villages, after the
fashion of the east, and go out to their fields to
Only a picture in color could give any adequate
notion of the beauty of these shores, and I shall
not try to do it in mere print. Pouta Delgada is
just as neat and picture like as Fayal, but much
larger, much busier. When we had anchored and
landed, and were standing in the lively square wait
ing to take a carriage, we felt that we were fig
ures in a moving pictuie; and when a motor car
with a gay load came tooting by and whirled into
a side street, we knew that we were Indeed just
pieces in a gay kinetoscope, and not reality at all.
A carriage drove us to a gorgeous garden
where pineapples were growing under glass in a
stifling temperature, and curious and showy plants
and tiees were grown in the open air. There were
some fairy-like grottoes there, too, which the chil
dren loved. From "The Car That Went Abroad,"
by Albert Bigelow Paine In the Century Magazine.
In a composition dealing with the habits and
customs of American Indians, a boy deeply impress
ed with their free-and-easy life wrote the following:
"The Indians had few laws but they were well
to Destroy Rival Air Craft
By GEORGE FITCH
Author of "At Good Old Siwash"
The honeymoon is that hrief period when mar
ried life is all honey and nobody gets stung.
The honeymoon begins immediately after the
last soft words are said by the minister and con
tinues until the first hard words are said by the
young husband. - "
This is usually thought to require a month.
However, some enterprising husbands manage to
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condense the honeymoon into a very few days. In
this enterprising and hurried world of ours, where
people often have to get married half a dozen times
in as many years, spending a whole month on a
honeymoon is regarded as a rank waste of time.
The honeymoon is so called because it is all
stuck up with sweet words. Making life, pleasant
for each other is the sole occupation of honey
mooners. Sometimes'a newly married couple con
tracts the habit of doing this. Then the honeymoon
is domesticated and used as a parlor lamp for the
rest of their lives. Other couples seem to expend
all of their thoughtfulness during this month and
to go bankrupt on consideration and good nature
shortly afterwards. It is because of this fact that
so many married people repair to Reno or to other
famous uncoupling centers shortly after their mar-
man who cashes in his alfalfa bloom is thrift)' and
he will learn other ways of getting profits from little things. "We
want his business.
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and have a honeymoon with someone else,
riage in order that they may begin all over again
There is another reason why the honeymoon is
congested with happiness and good feeling. This is
because the young husband hasn't anything to
worry about. It is the one time in his life when
the spending of money in a reckless and frivolous
manner is his sole duty. All he has to do is to
think up each morning some way of getting rid of
his savings of the four previous years. This is a
fascinating job, but presently the wedding trip is
over and the newly elected head of a family begins
to face the job of making his salary stretch twice
as far as it ever went before. If he can accom
plish this and still use the same brand of language
which he dispensed with such abandon on his wed
ding trip he is in Class A, Extra-super quality
husband and his wife can look with pity upon the
rich wives who go out riding with a black eye in
a J6.000 automobile.
EXPECT A SLUMP IN RADIUM
Contracts for delivery of radium In the early
months of 1915 have been entered into at a price
as low as $67.50 a milligram, and there is a widely
prevalent belief that there may be a great fall in
the price during the next two years. It is inter
esting t'o note that for some time after its dis
covery radium could be procured at less than one
tenth of its present price. The demand for radium
to be used for medical purposes has hitherto ab
sorbed the output, and. has led to rates being quoN
ed which are excessive and altogether artificial. Tlie
large profits obtained have, however, stimulated
search for uranium ores in various countries, nota
bly in America, and as there are unlimited quanti
ties of low grade uranium rocks available, it would
appear to be merely a question of time before
radium will be placed on the market at a price
bearing a reasonable ratio to the cost of its pro
duction. British Medical Journal, London.
KING A STICKLER FOR DRESS
London King George has been much surprised
lately at the carelessness of the attire of many of
his men friends, a carelessness which- has spread
even to the officials of the household a fact about
which he has spoken sharply.
Although his majesty himself dresses with the
greatest simplicity and as quietly as possible, he is
always a pattern of order and precision. He keeps
his sons up to the mark in the same way, and
though the Prince of Wales likes a soft collar at
Oxford, he always changes it before he joins his
parents at Buckingham Palace or Windsor. New
One bee man in the Yuma Valley who has 1500
stands of bees, estimates his net profits at $6000 for
ninety days' work for himself and two men. The
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