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Arizona Republican's Editorial Page
Tb Arizona Republican
Published by
lh Only Paper In Arizona Published Every Day In thf
Year. Only Morning Paper In Phoenix".
lrwlht B. Heard President and Managr
Cuarlt A. Stauffer Business Manager
earth W. Cate Assistant Business Manager
J. W. Bpear Editor
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Address all communications to THE ARIZONA K1C
PUHL1UAN, Phoenix. Arizona.
Business Office 421
:ity Kdltor 43
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Dully, six months, in advance 4.00
Daily, one year, in advance 8.00
Huudays only, by mail 2.50
Kill DAY All 'KNl.Vti, JANUARY 8. 1915
All, when shall all men's good
He each man's rule, and universal
Lie like a shaft of light across the
And like a lane of lieams rtthwart
the sea,
Thro' al! the. circle of the goldeii
Alfred Tennyson.
End of the Eighty Per Cent Law
It will surprise no one to lie tuki of the decision
by the circuit court of appeals at San Francisco
csterday, declaring the initiated eighty per cent law
to be null and void. A very large majority of peo
ple who were competent to pass opinion upon such
matters believed when the measure was proposed
that it would be of no material effect as a law, but
that incalculable h'-mi would psychologically result
liom the mere fact that more citizens should ote
lor fucli a bill than .should vote against it. The
intent would be mote damaging to the .slate tlifin
the act.
The chief beneficiaries of the decision yester
day will lie the men whom the law was designed
to aid the laboring men of Arizona: that is, those
who would naturally be employed in. large bodies,
Mich as employes of the railroads and mining com
panies. If the law bad stood, these corporations
would have complied with its provisions, not by em
ploying native-born citizens or electors of Arizona,
but by bringing in a class of native-born citizens
from the southern states. The law would have
been seriously embarrassing only to the small em
ployer. It is significant that the large corporations
have taken little interest in the litigation which
ended yesterday.
The anti-blacklist law, still more discriminating
in its effect, though not in its purpose, against Ari
zona laboring men, will probably go the same way,
and every man in Arizona who lives by employ
ment should rejoice to learn that it has so gone.
With such a law in force, no unknown resident of
the tdate or one whose record and qualifications
were not known could ever find employment in Arizona.
Lawyers and the. Newspapers
A Phoenix attorney has given out a statement,
in which he denounces the practice of some lawyers
111 discussing their cases in the newspapers, previous
to the disposition of them in the courts. It is not
only unethical, he says, but may often be obstruc
tive of justice. It should be said in favor of lawyers,
as a class, that they do not discuss their cases in
the newspapers, and it should be said in favor of
the newspapers that they do not care to present
ex-parte discussions of pending cases. We arc
speaking of the higher class of lawyers as well as
of the higher class of newspapers.
There are some lawyers who. 'now and then,
try to break into print to prejudice the readers of a
community in favor of their clients, but even if
they could accomplish that, the advantage would not
be lasting except in criminal cases where the jury
ban the last word in giving or denying to a defend
ant his freedom or his lite. In civil cases, what the
community may think about them has nothing
whatever to do with the final result. A lawyer
might so prejudice an entire community that his
client, having a weak case, would win in a lower
court, but in winning he would be the loser for ulti
mately he would lose and have a long list of accu
mulated costs to' pay.
Newspapers, of course, like to print the facts
regarding new and important cases, but the reliable
newspaper wants the facts and all the facts, and it
knows that it is not likely to get them all from the
attorney who is feverishly rushing into print with
only one side of the case.
The Atmosphere of the Y. M. C. A.
We have spoken of the influence of the Y. M.
('. A. on youth We have said that we do not think
it was the purpose of the founders, or is now the
purpose of the men who direct its activities, to
force young men into Christianity, to drag them in,
or to enroll them in the lists of membership of
churches The founders may have been hopeful, and
the directors may be hopeful, that these accom
plishments will result. But, in order to make sure
of it, they chose to create only a pure, clean atmos
phere, that in which Christianity or any other re
ligion, for that matter, may best germinate and
thrive. The young man who becomes a Christian
through the influence of the Y. M. C. A. Is more
likely to be a thorough one than he who is raised
by a sudden exaltation, produced by a more or less
tumultuous presentation to him of religious doc
trine. This idea is better illustrated in an address
by President Wilson, wso said of the Y. M. C. A.:
It was a common instrument for sending the light
of Christianity out into the world in its most prac
tical form, drawing young men who were strangers
into places where they could have companionship
that stimulated them and suggestions that kept them
straight, and occupations that amused them with
out vicious practice, and then by surrounding them
selves with an atmosphere oC purity and of simplic
ity of life, catch something of a glimpse of the
great ideal which Christ lifted when He was ele
vated upon the cross.
1 remember hearing a very wise man say once,
a man grown old in the service of a great church,
that he had never taught his son religion dogmatic
ally at any time; that lie and the boy's mother
had agreed that if the atmosphere of that home did
not make a Christian of the boy, nothing that they
could say would make a Christian of him. They
knew that Christianity was catching, and if they
did not have it, it would not be communicated. If
they did have it, it would penetrate while the boy
slept almost, while he was unconscious of the sweet
influences that were about him, while he reckoned
nothing of instruction, but merely breathed into his
lungs the wholesome air of a Christian home.
It is proposed to create an atmosphere in which
Christianity is contagious. All young men who as
sociate themselves with the Y. M. C.'A. do not catch
it. but they are almost sure to catch something else,
the idea and practice of clean living anil honest liv
ing. If that does not fully fit them for heaven, it, at
least, makes them Letter fit for the earth and the
earth is the filter for their living in it.
A Correspondent's Wild Dream
A great deal of foolish and almost libelous mat
ter has been sent out by correspondents descriptive
of tiie closing of the saloons of this slate, ordinarily
we do not give attention to the wild stories which
'imaginative correspondents tell far-away newspapers
about Arizona; but the following, which appeared in
stub a usually accurate and careful as well as in
fluential newspaper as the Chicago Tribune, is cal
culated to give a large number of readers a wrong
impression of our citizenship:
PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 1. The year 1915 did not
reach Phoenix until daylight, and reports from prac
tically every other city and town in the state indi
cated the celebration of the new year's coming was
similarly retarded. At sundown yesterday clocks
all over the state were set back six hours to pro
long that much the life of the old year.
The occasion of this extraordinary celebration
was the fact that the newly adopted prohibition law
has gone into effect and that the old year and the
right to sell liquor went out hand in band.
Every bar in Phoenix was packed to the doors
all night. Champagne was sold everywhere at the
price of beer, and professional men and laborers
extinguished their thirst by quaffing great draughts
of the dry beverage out of steins.
Crowds packed the down-town streets and thou
sands of dollars' worth of unsold liquor was given
away at dawn. The crowds were orderly, and there
were few arrests.
Nearly all the saloons were draped with crepe
and all the beer glasses bore small white ribbons,
indicative of the victory of the white ribbon forces.
The foregoing is a remarkable composition in
one respect. Every paragraph describes something
that did not take place. No clocks were turned back,
no saloons were kept open after the stroke of the
hour of 12, but many of them closed in advance of
that hour. No bar in Phoenix was packed. On the
contrary, the crowds at all of them were small and
the surroundings were generally funereal. There
was no flow of champagne, and there was no quan
tity f liquor, great or small, given away or other
wise disposed of at dawn. No saloons were draped
with crepe, nor anywhere in the saloons were white
ribbons in evidence, as signs of a prohibition victory.
There were, it is true, large crowds on the
down-town streets until midnight, but the crowds
were no more numerous and no larger than have
been seen on every New Year's Eve or Christmas
Kve. We can recall no year in Phoenix that ever
passed out in more orderly fashion. The passing of
the liquor traffic with it, was incidental, and so far
as the great body of the citizens was concerned,
almost unnoticed.
this central region that this waterway become the
route of freights between th-se points.
The sooner this freight route is put in active
operation, the earlier will be the benefits received
by th people of this valley from the building of the
Panama canal.
Pittsburg, Wheeling, Cincinnati, Louisville, Cairo,
Memphis, Vicksbtirg, New Orleans and every city .
and town, large or small, along this course should
unite in the creating and establishing of this route
of domestic commerce, for it will bring to the in
habitants benefits and advantages untold through
the activities it will produce.
There are hundreds and thousands of manu
facturing establishments which will find Increased
business coming to the owners through sucn a line,
and the millions of inhabitants of the valley will
be made more prosperous by the opening up into
actual operation of this shorter and cheaper avenuo
of communication between themselves and the peo
ple of th Pacific Cost.
It is a case of going around Robin Hood s barn
to ship merchandise from Ohio and Pennsylvania to
New York, nd thence to San Francisco by Panama,
or to receive the production of the Pacific Coast
here by that same route.
The twentieth century business should move
along the direct waterway line to attain its highest
development and usefulness. Panama, New Orleans
and the river route to Pittsburg Is the twentieth
century route for this trade of the Ohio valley and
the Pacific slope. Cincinnati Enquirer.
A recent "European History," by Robinson and
Breasted, remarks of the execution of Charles 1 of
England that it was not the nation at large which
demanded the king's death, "but a very small group
of extremists who claimed to represent the nation."
The "very small group" often controls.
If Russia is responsible for the war, as the
ierirmn "White Paper" insists, certainly it was not
the nation at large that demanded it, but a very
small group. If Germans' brought on the war, as
the allies contend, then the same thing is true. It
is hardly conceivable that any nation as a whole
would favor a war of agrression.
Many years ago Hume wrote in his "Essays
on Government." Nothing appears more surprising
to those who consider human affairs with a philo
sophical eye than the easiness which the many are
governed by the few." Kansas City Star.
Suitor (waiting for the lady) Is your daughter
coming out next winter?
Father She'll come out when she's s-ood and
ready and if you git fresh I'll knock yer block otf.
Cornell Widow. .
m 1
Will (Jtiodwin Discovers
I'ulishinir Powder That
Can Ie .Made Direct from
Mineral- lMant JSeing
Duilt for Manufacture
Report of the Condition of 1
At Phoenix, Maricopa Co:, in' the
State of Arizona, at the close of bus
iness, Dec. 31st, 1014.
Loans and discounts, less due
from directors 7,030.55
(Special to The Republican.)
TEMPE, Jan. 6 The unloading
machinery for the Arizona Mining
and .Mineral Polish Company yes
terday called attention to a new in
dustry that promises to put Tempe
on the mail all over the United State
and prove a boon to housewives,
automobile owners and others. The
company, composed of W. M. Good
win and August Pavell, is installing
a plant for the manufacture of a new
polishing powder said to be unex
celled lor cleaning brass, glass and
nickle especially and for other metals
as well. Put up in one pound shaker
can for both, automobile and house
hold uses the powder will be sold at
a price within the reach of all and
that will make it an easy winner
over any other powder intended for
like uses. What makes the powder
doubly valuable is that in addition
to its polishing value it is harmless
and contains no adulterant. It is
manufactured direct from the natur
al rock by merely grinding and sift
The polishing illant has received
over a thousand "dollars worth of
machinery including a crusher, grind
er, gas engine and other things nec
essary for transforming a rocky
substance into a fine powder. Manu
facturing consists of the simple act
of taking this oxy-salycilate of cop
per rock and grinding into powder,
which when placed in cans is ready
for immediate use as a polishing
powder. The plant has a capacity of
from r.Oo to lmjo pounds of powder
per hour and can be manipulated
with a minimum amount of labor.
present manufacturing will
solely in Tempe bet later on
will be put in at the mine
output increased many fold,
on a hunting trip in the
mountains near Cave Creek about a
year ago. Will Goodwin happened to
try out some powdered substance
near his camp to polish some spoons.
The results produced by the experi
ment set him to thinking and work
ing with the result that he got busy
filed claims on all the territory
I inereaooui uiui couiauiew im nus-
gestion of the rink from which the
powder is made. He brought some of
the rock home and commenced ex
perimenting until he has perfected a
powder that he says will perform
marvels. I'hemlcal and mining ex
perts all over the country have made
analysis and attested the purity of
the mineral and its value. That it
Is free from noxious ingredients is
proved by its successful use as a
tooth polish.
At the mine, some thirty miles
from Tempe, there are many thous-
inds of tons of the mineral in sight.
The only reel problem Is the question
f hauling to Tempe and the matter
of marketing. Hut the powder will
readily sell itself, once it has become
known. Hauiing and other problems
have been solved to the satisfaction of
the proprietors, but they are not yet
ready to make public their plans. The
plant Ls located on East Fifth street
ind will be in running order at a
verv early date.
Due from directors, none 0,000.00,
Overdrafts, none 0,000.00
United States bonds, none..
State, county and municipal
bonds, none
Other bonds, stocks, securi
ties, etc., none 0,000.00
Hanking house, furniture and
Real estate, none.
Current expenses and taxes
Specie 2,SG7.24
Legal tender and
national bank notes 3,140.00
Exchanges for
dealing .1,048.79 3,048
state and
ed, be graded and paved with
liihic Pavement.
2. That a combined concrete euro
and gutter be built along both sides
of the roadway of Madison Street
from the westerly line of Third
Street lo the p:itrlv lino of -Thirit I
Avenue, excepting at the intersection
of streets, alleys, and private drives
and the, approaches thereto, and ex-
0,000.00 , eepting also where a concrete curb
'has already been built and is in sat
isfactory condition as shown by the
1,282. ."2 i
plans hereinafter reierreu to, when
a gutter only shall be built.
Due from
agents .
1V..195.13 17,391.1
Capital stock paid in....
Undivided profits
Individual deposits
subject to ciieck..$19,12.-..80 19,12.1.8u
. .?i,20r,.o
Savings deposits...
I leniand certificates
ot deposit
T i m e certificates
of deposit
Certified checks ...
Cashier's checks
Due state and na
tional banks
Due individuals and
corporations other
than banks and de
positors Hills payable
Dills redisconnted..
Total ..
'Capital stock,
$2.1,000ii0, is of thi"
dale. Jan. tith, fulls4 paid.
State of Arizona, County of
copa ss.
I, I.. L. Steward, Cashier of the above
do solemnly swear mac
named bank.
For the
be done
a plant
and the
the above
best of my
,!. tement is true to
knowledge and belief.
L. STEWARD, Cashier.
and sworn to net 01 e
me this
t;th day
My commission
of January,
Notary Public,
expires Feb. 21,
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 The presi
('ant will leave Washington tomor
row night to deliver in Indianapolis
,.r Fridav his first purely political
speech since he became president.
v -ill nooear at a public Jaeksan
celebration arranged by the Indiana
Democratic club. The presidents
fiiencis expect his speech to be direct
ed principally towards assisting the
si eery passage through congress of
tl:e administration's legislation pro
gram, including the ship purchase bill,
tlie Philippine bill and several con
servative measures.
DATE JAN. 18, 1915
Con Cronin Is Now Less Heavily
Cumbered With Rivals for State
Job as Result of This Incident
How they arrange their political
Jobs in Arizona is the title of a
little skit, staged by Walter liraw
ner yesterd sy '. P. Cronin and John
Weatherfoi'd chief actors.
The scene is laid in an office, with
two entrances. In one of the doors
is seen Con Cronin, from Yuma, very
ardent seeker after the position of
sergcant-at-ai ms in the stale sen
ate. in the other door waits John W.
Weatherfnrd of Flagstaff, ardent
seeker after the position of ser-gcant-at-arms
in the state senate.
.Roth enter.
The polite conversation of the two
seekers is not necessary in this
chronicle. It was polite, however.
Prelty soon Walter Hrawner hove in
sight. Hrawner hates to see any
body not at ease, so he bluffly and
good heartely proposed to settle the
differences. There are always dif
ferences when two men are after the
same job. At Brawner's sggestion,
therefore, Messrs. Weatherfnrd and
Cronin resorted to the time honored
method of drawing straws, and that
is the reason why today John W.
Weatherford will be found, seen and j
heard advocating Con cronin for the j
office of sergeant -at -aims in the
state senate. j
NIX. Pursuant to the provisions of the
"Improvement Act of 1912'' anil more
particularly Resolution No. .0 or tne
Commission of the City of Phoenix.
Maricopa County. State of Arizona,
adopted the 31st day of December,
1914, directing this notice, the Com
mission of said City of Phoenix in
viiuc mui will receive at the office of
the City Clerk in the
to 0 o'clock P. M., on
nary IS, 1915, sealed
bids for the following
provement to be done
with , the plans, profiles
sections for said work on
office of th-? City Engineer of said,
and further in accordance with speci
fications on file in the office of tin
City Clerk of said city, more par
ticularly described in Resolution No.
S3, as follows:
1. That the roadway of Madison
Street in said City from the westerly
line of Third Street to the easterly
line of Third Avenue, including the
intersections of First and Second
Streets and excepting the intersec
tions of Central Avenue. First Ave
nue and Second Avenue, and includ
ing also private drives wherever
shown on the plans hereinafter re
ferred to, and including also such
portions of intersecting streets as is
necessary to form an easy approach
to the pavement hereinafter descrlh-
That a cement concrete curb be
built along the edges of the pave-
ent at street intersections, ap-
591 03 ' J"'oaches thereto, and private drives I
2 807.24 excepting where curb is in a satis-j
i factory condition, on Madison Street i
3 140 00 ' f-rrn the westerly line of Third
Strfqt to the easterly line of Thirl
! .
q ( Avenue.
I 4. That a cement concrete gutter
! be built across the intersections of
all private drives along Madison
'Street, from the westerly line of
: Third Street to the easterly line of
i Third Avenue.
1 .". That a di!ch be das; in the
parking on both sides of Madison
Street, between Second and Third
Street excepting at the intersection
of private drives.
C. That the parkings on both sides
of Madison Street "from the easterly
line of Third Avenue to the westerly I
line of Third Street be graded level I
with top of curb from the inside if
the curb to the outside edge of side-
walks or to the property line, if
sidewalks are not in.
7. That corrugated iron pipes ten
(10") inches in diameter be laid
crossing Madison Street on the East
side of Second Street, near the edire
of the roadway of Second Street.
That corrugated iron pipes ten ilO")
inches in diameter lie laid under all
private drives along the South side
of Madison Street between Second
and Third Street.
S. That cement concrete stand
pipes be built at the ends of the
aforementioned corrugated pipe cross
ing Madison Street on the East sldo
of Second Street, and that sheet met
al gates be set in said stand-pipes
to control the flow of waler through
said stand-pipes.
9. That cement concrete pipes ten
(10") inches in diameter be laid
along both sides of Madison Stree",
from the aforementioned stand-pipes
to a point five (5') feet East of the
east line of Second Street and along
Second Street from stand-pipe on
North side of Madison Street to a
point approximately fourteen (14')
feet beyond the North property line
of Madison Sfreet. That sheet-metal
gates be set reaching through, the
I cum anu dial sum gates oe conneci
I ed with ten 10") inch cement pipes
on both sides of the Roadway or
Madison Street approximately five
(5 ) feet West of the west line of
Third Street and approximately fi.e
(5') feet East of the east line
Third Avenue.
10. That corrugated iron culverts
complete with Rulkhead structures be
built across Madison Street on both
sides of Roadway of First anil Sec
i nd Streets, and that Corrugated iron
culverts complete with Hulkhead
Structures be built on both sides of
the Roadway of Madison Street from
the aforementioned culverts to a point
approximately five (5') feet beyond
the corresponding property lines.
11. That Wing Walls and liases
only of Hulkhead Structures be built
at the following locations to conne- t
up with structures already in t-t
Madison Street and Central Avenue,
Four, at Madison Street and First
Avenue, Four.
12. ' That the roadway of intersect
ing streets be graded from the edi-e
of the aforementioned pavement on a
grade of not to exceed ten (10) per
cent until it nv-ets the original sur
face of the street. All of the above
work to be done in accordance with
that certain set of plans approved
and adopted by the Commission of
the City of Phoenix, on the 4th day
of August, 1914. and on file in the
office of the City Engineer, in Hook
Two 2) of Street Improvement Plans,
on Pages sixty (t',0) to seventy-one
4 7 1 inclusive, and in further accor
dance with specifications Nos. 19. 20.
21, 22. 24, and 28 on file in the offic"
of the City Clerk of said city and
which said plans and specifications
are hereby referred to for a more
particular description of the said
work and made a part hereof.
Section 2. That the said contem
plated work or improvement in the
opinion of the Commission is of more
than local or ordinary public bene
fit and that said Commission hereby
makes the costs and expenses of said
improvement chargeable upon a dis
trict and hereby declares that the
district in said City of Phoenix bene
fited by the said work or improve
ment, and to be assessed to pay th?
costs and expenses thereof is de
scribed as follows:
The South half of Blocks 3.1. It.
and Title
Phoenix Title and
Trust Co.
$165,000.00 Paid Up Cap
ital and Surplus
18 North First Avenue
Find every accomo
dation for their
motor cars storage--washing-supplies
expert care com
plete shop.
Cars delivered at
residence, etc.
City Hall up
Monday, Jan
proposals or
work or ini
in accordance
and cross
file in the
3.1, 04, 01, and 00 and the North half
of Blocks 2S, 27, 20, 02, 02 and 01
all in the Original Townsite of Phoe
nix. AH proposals, or bids, offered or
filed shall be accompanied by a bond
payable to the order of the .Mayor of
Hie City of Phoenix, for an amount
which shall nut be less than ten
(lo'.-i) per centum of the aggregate
The Commission of the City of
Phoenix reserves the right to reject
any and all proposals or bids if it
deems this for the public good, and
also the bid of any person who has
been delimiuent or unfaithful in any
former contract with the municipali
ty, and shall reject all proposals, or
bids, other than the lowest regular
proposal, or bid, of any responsible
The plans, specifications, profiles,
and cross sections of the proposed
work hereinabove referred to may be
seen at the office of the City En
ginccr of said City. All proposals
must be presented in a sealed en
velope, endorsed on the outside with
the name of the street for which the
proposal is made.
The said Commission has determin
ed that serial bonds shall be issued
to represent each assessment of
twenty-five ($2.1. oui Dollars or more
for the cost and expenses of said
work and improvement, said serin!
bonds to extend over a period ending
nine years from the second day of
January next succeeding the date of
said bonds and to bear Interest at
the rate of six (tr7i ) per cent per
annum payable semi-annually. Salt
bonds to be in the form and payable
In the manner prescribed in said
"Improvement Ai t of 1912."
Reference is hereby made to the
!!itt!lithic Mixture License Agreement
of arren brothers Company of Ho.
ton," Mass., dated June 24th. 1!U4, on
file in tin- office of the City Clerk
ol tin- City of Phoenix.
Superintendent of Streets, City
Phoenix. Arizona.
Dated Decimber SI, 1014.
Phoenix. Arizona.
Date 1st publication, January
1 '.1 1 1.
SEALED BIDS will be received at
the office of the City Manager of the
City of Phoenix until three o'clock I'.
M., Tuesday, Jan. 12th, lltll, for shoeins
all hordes used by the City of Phoenix
lor the period ending June 30th, 1915.
All bids must be accompanied by a
certified check made payable to the
City Manager in the sum of Twenty
The ribt is hereby reserved to reject
any of all bids.
City Manager.
The Home Town
"Hume, Sweet Homo," looks better on the Tinno tlnn a mail-order cata
logue on the center-table.: . "
You can't play "Home, Sweet Home" on a mail-order organ and have it
sound like anything.
When you look at a mail order catalogue, remember that sometimes the
best part of a circus is in the parade.
There is only one better man than the man who gets behind and pushes an
effort to improve his town, and that is the man who goes ahead and pulls.
The Phoenix National Bank

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