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the Arizona republican, Tuesday morning, February 23, 1915
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TI ESDAY .MORNING, FEBRUARY 2:1, 1!"1"
Hi that has no resources of mind,
is more to be pitied than he who is
in want of necessaries for the hody;
and to he obliged "to bet; our daily
happiness from others bespeaks a
more lamentable poverty than of
him who heps his daily broad.
. Charles Caleb Colton.
The Evil of the Caucub
We are in full accord with those of our demo
i ratie contemporaries which condemn the houe
mucus, the most useless inexcusable caucus that
could be formed, and one which su far has resulted
only in obstruction. It brought the defeat of the
Powers prohibition bill and the mine tax bill.
Whether the party caucus is a good or a hart
thiiiK, may he open to argument. One argument in
iis favor is that the dominant party being respon
sible for the legislation enacted, has a right to call
uprtn Its members for their support, and such a call
can be (Tfective only through the party caucus.
But that argument cannot be uttered in favor
..f the caucus in the house. There is only one party
there. The democratic party could in no event es
cape responsibility for the legislation . enacted in
tbis session The caucus is only the caucus of a
clique whose members formed a pool of their intei
esls. This pool was organized before the more im
portant measures concerning which action was de
cided upon had been considered. It was known that
the decision reached by the pool as to the various
measures, f Diced certain members of it to vote
, otherwise than they would have done if they ha.
been left free.
Here is a proposition which we think no man
will controvert. It relates to any caucus, liut espe
tially to one where no party obligation is involvea:
It is the duty of the members of a legislate e body
10 consider, to discuss and to act, each man in ac
cordance with the judgment he forms on the argu
ments presented to the legislative body to which
he belongs. Any agreement made beforehand by
w hich he binds himself not to consider, not to keep
an oen mind to arguments that are made on the
merits of measures, not to vote in accordance with
his individual judgment, is a violation of his oath
mill conscience, to which lately we have heard so
much soulful reference by members. The caucus is,
therefore, an abandonment of .constitutional govern
ment, and is the substilution for it of a form of gov
ernment not sanctioned by the cons', Itution. Laws
are passed and bills may be defeated, not by the
honest and free votes of a majority of the members
piesent and voting.
One of the evils of the existing caucus is Its
lack of strength and direction. It is strong enough
to defeat measures against wiiich it is com
mitted, only at the expense of the bills to which
it is committed, and as a result the most imKrtant
11 gislation Is being held up, with a prospect that
it will lie in a state of suspension at the end of
the session, now only two weeks distant.
Ah an Independent newspaper. The Republican
is not deeply interested in either the success or the
defeat of the democratic parts', but we will take
occasion to warn it that if the session ends with
out accomplishment, the people will not likely elect
a democratic majority to the next legislature.
few years the greatest commonwealth In the union.
"Should a slate be thus formed. It would prob
ably be the first time in history where people would
deliberately organl.e a gre'ut political unit for a
seclfic order of development. I'. woul'i be placing
reason where accident or passion has heretofore been
the governing factor."
The Press refrains from the discussion of the
location of the capital of the state which it pro
poses, ha well as the political features that would be
involved for, as It says, "these are matters ot so
small moment compared with the greater one, the
industrial possibilities, that they can for the time
Would Join Arizona
We learn from the Imperial Valley Press thai
there Is a movement in San Francisco to aliena'e
the eight southern counties ot California. San
Francisco sees the prohibition movement slowly
moving northward and would obstruct it by a new
date boundary. The Press would be a willing exile.
No Rentimentalism attaches it "to one leg of the
bifurcated word California." The Press would go
farther and annex the eight southern counties to
Arizona when there should be a state worth while.
The eight counties alone would make a great
state and u homogeneous one, but the Prss ad
vances an Interesting reason why annexation to
Arizona would be better. The Colorado river is the
leason. In humid states, rivers are natural boun
daries. In arid states, rivers should be foundation.-!
and not boundaries. They should run through states
and not along one side of them. Th jurisdiction of
an arid state over a river should not be divided
with any other state.
The comparison of the Colorado with the Nile Is
frequent, says the Press, yet we may Imagine what
would happen if there were separate political units
on either bank of the Nile. On account of the divis
ion of ihe jurisdiction over the Colorado among
Arizona, Nevada and California, the potential bene
fits of its water can he developed by none of them.
Says the Press:
"If Southern California and Arizona were to be
united, they would have a purpose in government as
completely unified as Is that of the Egyptians o.
the Hollanders, and the state, with possibility of a
farm population of ten milliona, womd become in a
An Unlikely Martyrdom
The Tucson Citizen feels so -ure of the enact
ment of the bill to abolish the tax commission that
it already refers to Hon. Thomas Campbell ps a
martyr whose taking off will n..t be in vain, for
lie will carry down with him Commissioner Zander
mill leave him at the bottom, while he himself will
rise to ;he surface again In a new shape, the gov
ernor of Arizona. "The blood of the martyrs is the
seed of the church." To the Citizen the removal of
Mr. Campbell, Involving that of his companions or.
the commission, would be worth to Arizona the
temporary deprivation of Mr. Campbell of his pres
ent honors and emoluments.
But it is a long way to Tipperary, and a still
longer distance to this martyrdom which the Citi -s:en
so hopefully fears.
It is possible that three-fourths of the senate
may consent to placing the commission on the skids
and send it to Averr.us, but ttie house must be
passed en route. A bare majority may be willing to
further the downward course of the skids, but it
most improbable that three-fourths of the house
would do so. Nothing less than three-fourths Jan
accomplish the martyrdom of Mr. Campbell, for the
load must bear the emtrgency clause, and the legis
lature must be prepared to lift it over the certain
obstruction of the governor's veto, all of which at
this time is suffused with symptoms of an impossi
ble task. The most that the legislature can hope to
accomplish is to express its more or less pronounced
nit-approval of the tax commission.
Mr. Campbell must attain the governorship, if
at all, by some other means than martyrdom.
THE SCOTCH AND THE BAVARIANS
"Hallo, John, are ye no awa' yef"
This is the spirit of the Scottish Highlands to
ward enlistment. It is the question asked in a
little Aberdeenshire village and repeated every
where of the young Highlander who has not gone
to the front.
This, at least, is the condition found by the Lon
don Times in the uplands ot Scotland, after an in
quiry made to determine how strong was the en
listment spirit among the Scot.-h. Says the Times:
"It is the Scotsman's boast, that in proportion te
lls size and population his country has contributed
to the aimed forces of the crown a greater number
thftn any other section of the United Kingdom.
"It is in the Highlands and islands that the mils'
striking results of this widespread patriotism aru
apparent. Not since the old days of the clan bat
tles, when every clansman considered himself in
honor bound to follow his chief to the field, hav.
the Highlands been so denuded of their male youth
"In the shepherd's shelling and the fisherman's
hut the call has been heard and answered; the cot
ter has been drawn from his hard struggle with an
intractable soil, the farm servant has left the plow
to serve a gun, and ghillies, beaters and gamekeep
ers have exchanged the fowling piece and the sport
ing gun for a service rifle.
"In the islands the same story is told. In many
of the smaller Islands of the Hebrides scarcely a
single young man can now be found. All have gone,
and only the women and children, assisted by old
men, are left to carry on the work of the croft or
holding us best they can. Nor do they complain
They are proud of their men.
"Lochiel, whose newly recruited Camerons arc
hugely composed of these men, has commended the
care of their dependents to the county authorities,
charging them to see that these women and chil
dren do not suffer unduly while their menfolk are
With everyone asking, "Is Ireland enlisting?"
Scotland has not received its proper share of at
tention. Not only are the Scots enlisting heavily,
but they are fighting with thaUdour tenacity which
has always characterized their race. Mr. John T.
McCutcheon, In ids talks about his personal expe
riences at the front, says repeatedly that the Ger
man officers considered the Scotch the hardest men
they had to meet.
One other cuestinn of enlistment Europe has
been asking, although our aloofness from German
news has not made us appreciate it: It has lieen
asked again and again, "What do the Bavarians
think of the war?" The implied hope has been that
the traditional bad feeling between North and South
Germany might keep the southrons from supporting
the empire's war.
Every bit of testimony that can be gathered
from returning Americans or elsewhere is to the
effect that Bavaria is for the war as solidly as is
Prussia itself. It can be said, too, that the Bava
rians have proved themselves terrific fighters.
The principle seems to hold good for Germany
as well as for England that racial subdiislons hake
been wiped out instead of accentuated by a supreme
national crisis. Chicago Evening Post.
"WHY DO YOU FEAR ME?"
As lo the present relations of :he Wilson ad
ministration a correspondent writes thus to the
New York Sun:
"The kind words from the administration to the
business interests of the country remind me of the
thrilling melodrama entitled, 'Nellie, the Beautiful
"In the early part of the play the villain pushed
Nellie off the Brooklyn bridge. Later he threw her
overboard from an Atlantic liner. I-uter still he
thrust her under a descending elevator. The next
time they met, he said, 'Nellie, why do you fear
Mr. Bryan, perhaps, ought to go to the show
oftener. Chicago Post.
PUNCH'S LATEST JOKE
Without prejudice, we must concede laurels to
London Punch for its rejuvenescence since the great
war began. This week It has a cartoon of the Kai
ser and the German general staff in Belgium Join
ing savagely in song, and the song which they are
singing is, "Has Anybody Here Seen Calais?" No
American paragrapher could beat this bit in neat
ness. Chicago Post.
HANDSOME. SIX STORY JEFFERSON
SOON TO OPEIt ITS DOORS
There has been so little said about
it generally that few people realized
that within sixty days there will be
pencil in Phoenix at Jefferson street
and Central avenue, one of the finest
nil completest commercial hotels in
the southwest. The name of this
magnificent new hotel is the Jeffer
son. It is the highest in the state,
having a basement, six main stories
and a roof-garden which will be en
tirely covered with a secondary roof.
The building, therefore, has an ele
vator service of eight floors. The
new Jefferson Hotel building has
been leased from the owner, Salim
Ackel, by the Jefferson Hotel Com
pany, of which It. 1-). Roper is the
President and general manager. Mr.
Itoper will be in direct charge of this
new Phoenix hotel.
A large force of workmen are busy
in every part of the building rushing
work to completion. The large fur
niture, carpet and equipment orders
two large wings one on each side of
the smaller entrance lobby, both fac
ing enCtral avenue. The entrance
lobby will contain the beautifully
finished stairway leading to the base
ment, where w ill be located the bar-;
her shop, lunch rooms and sample
rooms. On the opposite side of this
entrance will be the cigar and news i
stands. This, and in fact, all the i
building will be finished in mohogany. '
All of the entire eight floors will be'
devoted purely to Jefferson hotel use,
except several store rooms taking up'
a part of the main floor of the build- j
ing. There w ill be two stores facing .
Jefferson street, and two stores fac- '
ing Center street at the south end of.
the building. Mr. Roper says that
several have been leased and several
are still for rent. The basement in ;
this building is very deep, giving a
great deal of room. The hotel's lunch ',
and grill rooms will be in this base-
ment. They will be well furnished
TO THE PUBLIC
Each room, in conformity with the
rest of the building, will he equipped
with steam heat, as well as with di
rect cooling system connections. The
guest rooms are each significant' in
thai they are large, with exceptionally
in:' of the most attractive and
w liu ii bids to be one of the most pro
fitable features of the new hotel is
the way in which the management will
furnish and equip the roof-garden.
The roof-garden has a very strong
concrete floor underlaid with a cork
floor. There are hi-jh retaining walls
that will contain a system of large
globes for electric lighting purposes.
Over the entire roof garden will be a
portable secondary roof. This roof
garden is to be one of the most im
portant parts of the hotel. It will be
furnished so that entertainments,
dances, banquets and business men's
meetings can le held there.
There is thirty feet of additional
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One premium only
Once paid always paid
Phoenix Title and
IS X. First Ave.
went to Globe and
forded every stream
on its own power.
It was the only car
to do this since
the last rain.
Here's the reason:
New Jefferson Hotel Building
necessary to completely furnish and
equip the hotel have all been placed.
Mr. Holier, with his architect, K. V.
Hurst, are constantly on the building
since the hotel plans have been per
fected, converting this big reinforced
structure into what is to become one
of the leading commercial hotels in
the southwest. The central portion
f the first floor of the building will
become the lobby. It will be given its
main entrance in the middle of the
building facing Central avenue, which
is directly on the way from the de
pots uptown. The lobby will con
st of a very large room with beau
tiful mezzanines on each side of the
starway. The mezzanine will con
tain writing tables, reading tables and
various kinds of luxuriously comfort
able chairs, settees and lounges. The
check rooms, hotel office and other
necessary rooms are under this mez
zanine floor. The lobby will have
and splendidly equipped for first
class eating service.
High-class fixtures for the barber
shop have been ordered. This barber'
shop will be in the liasement. The
basement will contain also two sets
of sample rooms, a heating plant,
vacuum cleaners and boiler rooms. I
The next five flours above the main
floor are ali devoted to guest rooms.
In addition to this, the second floor
will contain a large, beautiful ladies'
parlor and entertainment room, witlj
pianos and furniture to make it high
ly pleasant at all times. There are
150 guest rooms, every room contain
ing its hot and cold water equipment.
Kighty of these rooms will be equipped
with private bath rooms, each con
taining a shower. The rooms will be
fitted up with high-grade cariets and
rugs. All the furniture throughout
will be of mohogany in harmony with
the mohogany finish of the building.
First of Series is Marked
ttucce.Ns ( i nests Delight
ed With Entertainment
Are Shown Through the
height in a building on top of the
roof garden that primarily houses the
top of the electric elevator system, in
this there are stairways leading to
its roof protected by iron railings.
This will lie a look-out for sight
seers. Prom this elevation, w hich is ,
over fifty feet higher than the highest
elevation in the next tallest building
in town, the Hotel Adams, gives a
view that is unexcelled. From this
point can be seen the entire Salt
River valley in detail. The many
farms on both sides of the river for
many miles distance appear as toy
garden spots. It is like looking down
from an air-ship on the valley. Doubt
less, when the hotel is opened and
ready to receive visitors and guests,
every Phoenix man and woman will
want to make a trip to the top of the
Jefferson Hotel building to see their
At Second Outbreak by the Kid Jour
nalist who Delivers Himseir or im
pressions of the Legislators Formed
from a Vantags Point in the Gallery,
and Same Hearsay Evidence.
Mrs. Hachai'l Kerry, the winsome
lady representative from Apache is
fifty-six years old, the mother of
seven children and has been mar
ried thirty-six years, which should
be a warning to the male members
of the body who are contemplating
the paF.sage of the bill making it
a misdemeanor to carry a powder
puff during the sessions of the house
not to try to slip anything over.
Mrs. Kerry was tendered the sup
port of the suffragists party many
years ago, but it had no vote ami it
did not appear as though it ' was
likely to get one, she declined with
thanks and devoted herself to a do
mestic life, though she ran for schooi
trustee a couple of times just to
keep her hand in.
The siyffragist party finally emerg
ed triumphant from the fracas and
again tendered Mrs. Kerry its sup
port which she accepted and ran for
representative, much to the discom
forture of her opponent and the mem
bers of the house who smoke.
This baby state in its childish in
nocence has joined its illustrious sis
ters without colors or a state flower.
Mrs. Berry noting this omission,
clothed its nudity, for which her
name will be honored until the end
of time by the embarrased but great
ful citizens of this state.
HERR VON MAHONEY
Mr. Mahoney of Mohave county
was born in county Mayo, Ireland,
educated in the public schools and
took a course in the St. Murdsch
Mr. Mahoney, always a deep delver
after truth and learning, came to
America, landing in San Francisco
where he began delving for materials
at ho much per delve. He followed
this occupation to Butte, 'ripple
Creek. Oolilfield and finally to Ari
zona. Mr. Mahoney is shortly to lie in
vestigated by the committee on Pub
lic Peace and Safety, as he is un
married, hut has left a trail of brok
en hearts where ever he has gone
ami is at present engaged in caus
ing the Uuiy attaches to clasp their
hands in the vicinity of the cari
liac region and dolefully sigh. Even
chewing gum can no longer distract
Mr. Mahoney is ordinarily self con
tained and not given to making im
passioned, flowery speeches, but when
he does real estate in the vicinity
of the Capitol depreciates 50 per
politician, consented to run for rep
resentative. Mr. Malar, in making his confes
sion, with a voice choked with emo
tion, admitted having committed the
usual boy-hood sins, he had "swiped"
apples, teased his dad's prize razor
backs and so generally comported
himself as to cause the neighbors
to predict he would come to a bad
end, but he had never done any thing
distinctly criminal until the moment
be yielded to the seductive voice of
ihe wily politician.
He further claims he never, never,
never will run for any public office
:gaiti. but we dunlin. Many now
prominent politicians, vowed vchem
entally in the first blush of their in
nocence to reform and earn an honest
living, but generally becoming hard
ened they played their nefarious
trade more or less successfully.
Fancy potatoes that are different,
none others like them. $ 1 . S 5 cwt. by
sack. Mi Kee's Cash Store. dl
The saddest words, of tongue of
Are these. "I guess I'll run again."
Representative Marlar of Coconino
was born in Arkansas and is pos
sessed of a monumental curiosity:
it was this same curiosity that
caused him to leave Arkansas and
visit the United States. He came
to Phoenix and became a druggist,
loiter, wishing to own an auto, he
decided to go in business for him
?elf, and went to Ray, and later to
Mr. Marlar is ordinarily, an honest
hard working man, but being ap
proached in a moment of temporary
mental aberration by an unscrupulous
Notice is hereby given that the an
imal meeting of stockholders of the
Highline Canal Construction Com
pany will be held at the office of
Roy S. Goodrich, 22:1 Goodrich Build
ing, Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday.
March !). 1915. at 10:30 o'clock A. M.
In addition to the election of a
Hoard of Directors and other routine
business the advisability of levying
an assessment will come , before the
J. J. GOULD,
"Is there any grip about this story
"Sure there is. It Is about the mys
tery of a suit case." Washington
With decorations that turned the
armory building into an attractive
bower, and an up to date dance hall,
the first military ball, to be given by
the two national guard companies of
Phoenix, successfully competed with
the many other attractions, and de
lighted the huge crowd that assembled
at nine o'clock last night, to trip the
The armory building, which was
formerly an amusement place, has
through the individual efforts of the
members of the companies, been re
modeled, to make a thoroughly effi
cient recreation and drilling place for
the men. Last night, to add to the
attractiveness of the place, decorations
of large American flags, were fes
tooned from the girders. In the rear
the committee on decorations had
erected four large service, tents, each
decorated with a company flag, to be
used as cozy corners, in which the
tired dancers could rest between
In the center of the floor, had been
placed the orchestra stand, surround
ed with palms, and a decoration of
Twenty dances were numbered on
the program, including several extras.
Captain Shay and Mrs. Cromwell
Stacy led the grand march. Military
music was furnished for two dances,
"Lights Out" and "Call to Quarters,"
by Stanley Tuck's orchestra.
Practically the entire membership of
the two companies A and B, attended
in uniform, but the affair was not
entirely military, as a number of ci
vilians were to be seen.
During the evening, the guests were
shown through the building, and many
favorable comments were made on
the remodeled quarters. In the room
assigned to Company A, could be seen
the entire service kits of the men.
made ready for an emergency. The
room is so planned, that the company
can be mustered in a few minutes.
The newly organized Company B,
under the command of Capt. Stanley
Williamson, has an artistically deco
rated company room, Navajo rugs on
the floor, and pennants decorating the
walls. This company which numbers
among its members some of the lead
ing young business men of the city,
has grown considerably since its in
ception, and now has a membership
of over sixty.
The motto of the two companies
and an appeal to the patriotism of
every American: "Military service is a
patriotic duty that every American
owes his country" was appropriately
painted on, the wall across the back
of the building.
The committee on decorations for
the dance, was Lieut. Helsey, Sergt.
Hess, Sergt. Pickrell and Private
Bradfield. The Melville nursery,
kindly loaned the supply of palms used
in the decorations, and Charles Isham
furnished the rugs and decorations,
used in beautifying the service tents.