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TIIE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, WEDNESDAY MORNINC, APRIL 7, 1915 Arizona Republican's Editorial Page Tho Arizona Republican Published by ARIZONA. PUBLISHING COMPANY. The only Morning paper Published In Phoenix. uwiKtiC W. Heard Prcsidnt and Manager Charles A. Stauffer Business Manager Garth W. Cate Assistant Busiueaa Manager I. W. Spear Kdltor Exclusive Morning Associated Press Dispatches. Office. Corner Second and Adams Street. bin te red at tue Postofflce at Phoenix. Arizona, ai Mall Matter of the Second Class. Itolit. K. Ward, Representative, New York Office, Brunswick Building. Chicago Office, Advertising Hulhllng. Address all communications to THE ARIZONA RE PUBLICAN. Phoenix. Artiona. Business Office C'ttv Kdltor TULKPHONES: .421 .433 SUHSCKIKl'ION HATES: k"ally, one month, in advance IHLily, three months, in advance Oaily. six months, in advance I (ally, one year, in advance fnndays only, by mall .S .75 . 2.00 . 4.00 . 8.00 . i m WEDNESDAY MORNING, APP.Il. 7, 1 '. I o Every luaii is an optimist who sees lee enough. Edward Atkinson. The Municipal Election The municipal election failed to develop that de cree of interest which an event so vital to ihe future of Phoenix demands. The slight interest may lie nt- rihiilod to the fact that there was a lack of per onal clement in the contest. That is, thecandidates for commissioners all stood on the same platform Voters as a rule had little choke; there had been no campaign to stir the lilood. In these circum stances it is not strange that hardly one-focrtr. of the registered vote uf the city was brought out yes terday. That is. it would not lie strange if nothing more than the personality of Hie candidates had been in olved. lint there was a more momentous thing the very structure of the municipal government v. hkh it was proposed to alter radically. That has been accomplished by the adoption of several amendments which transfer to the commission, and center in it ail authority, giving it such power as is enjoyed by no other municipal governing body in the country. Liut, considering tho light vote cuyt, it would really have been strange if thera had been a dif ferent result. All the candidates for commissioners were Known to favor the amendments. It was, therefore, natural that the voters who supported them should largely endorse their views in. this re n.;,l. N Tlie Republican opposed these amendments, see . iiiSfin such a concentration of power a grave dan ger. We do not think that the' commission which will have charge of the city fur the next year will make an immoper use of this power, but any form i'f government which may be turned to a bad use is in itself bad. If we have to depend temporarily iipon a personal element we are in a precarious sit uation. There must be a permanency of safeguards. That is why we have charters and constitutions. A Purely Democratic Expense How much the extraordinary session ot the leg islature will cost the taxpayers ot this state we car. only guess. The last regular session cost 55.0"0. The forthcoming session will probably cost as much unless the two democratic factions in and out of the legislature can come to an agreement of some sort. And here is one outstanding fait of which the taxpayers cannot fail to take notice: that is, that whatever the expense of tho coming session will be, it will bo the expense of settling a demu " ratic quarrel. It is immaterial which faction is in the right, t lie one plain thing is that it is a demo cratic exiiense. and should be charged against the democratic party ai the next election. Nobody out side the party has an interest in the quarrel; only in the expense attending it. The rank and file ot the democratic Kirty have no other interest in it ;umI do not care hov it may be settled. It is needless for either faction to place the blame for an extraordinary session upon the other. The disinterested public, consisting of people of all parties, is fully aware that both factions are to blame for the lack of accomplishment in the reg ular session. Word and War Henry - James, the novelist, tells us that the European war has "worn out words." We sup pose that Mr. James means that so stupendous is 1 the scale of the conflict that words which had lien used in the descriptions of previous wars are now inadequate, that the. situation is one which "iicggars description." Those war correspondents who went to Europe with the notion ot, treating the world to specimens of "fine writing" piay feel the limitations of words, but those who were sent there for the purpose of telling the world what was happening have found the dictionary sufficiently comprehensive. Such writers us Richard Harding Davis may feel the need '.f new words as vehicles for their surging thoughts, but for such writers as Frederick Palmer. John Reed, Irving Cobb and many, other correspondents who are not afflicted with hysteria, the. old words are sufficient. The correspondents have the official reports of the proceedings and they are singularly matter-or-fact and largely statistical. - The correspondent is allowed now and then to hear the boom of a distant gun. He is permitted to go over a field where a battle has been fought and to gaze at the sign of devastation. Nothing in this calls tor "fine writ ing." and it is well that correspondents do not at tempt it for the world is more deeply interested in news of what has happened than in the literary skill or imagination of the correspondents. People only want their curiosity satisfied.. All their other emo tions are already awake. Possibly in years to come some great writer will arise and thrill us Willi .t description of sonm epi sode of the war similar to Hugo's masterpiece, "Waterloo." He would be a very foolish correspond ent who should attempt It now. He would stir only ridicule by his puny effort.' Arthur IUihl in Collier's describes the. kind of war news the Germans want, ami we presume the people of the other belligerent nations want only the same kind. Mr. Ruhl was in Berlin when the; story of von llindcnburg's great victory at the Maxurian Lakes reached the capital. The narrative, little more than an official statement, was brief, but it was sat isfying. Yon Iliudenburg had captured 26.000 Rus sians, but the main thing was that the enemy had been driven out of Kast Prussia. Of course, there had been German casualties. Victories are not won without casualties. Thep came later news that von llindcnhurg had underestimated the number of his captives. When they were finally rounded up, there were .more than 100,000 of them. The story created no popular excitement; there was no rejoicing over the great number of Russians who had been killed or captured; only satisfaction that with one hand Germany had pushed the Rus sian hordes back, while with the other it was hold ing the allies in check on the west. V It is a noticeable fact that in all the war news of London, Berlin and Paris, individuals are not glorified; only armies and fleets. It does not re quire so much "fine writing" to glorify a whole na tion, as a single individual. We have words enough for the new and better style of war reporting. We used to waste words on wai most ridiculously. We have come to an a!- of conservation. When The Republican Goes to Bed The Republican bad no interest in the aims of the gentlemen who Issued the dodgers and the counter-dodgers which were flying around yesterday morning relative to the qualification or the disquali fication of Mr. Jones for the office .if city commis sioner, but it is interested in one misstatement in the counlcr-dodger, complaining of the eleventh-hour practices of the Dudgeritcs. "Why," asked the.Coun-ter-Dodgerites,' "did they (the Dodgerite.") wait until after midnight to circulate those dodgers'.'" "Because they knew." continued the Couuter Dodgerites. "the morning paper went to press at 12 o'clock, and that we could not meet them in their attack." Neither the Dodgerites nor the Cou liter-Doder-ites knew any HUt'h thing. The Republican, which is the only "morning paper," does not go to press at 12 o'clock, midnight. It goes to press at 3:15 o'clock a.m. ordinarily, and. in case of important news, local or telegraphic, r.s much later as may be necessary. A paper which goes to press at mid night is only a belated evening paper and not a morning paper.- ...... - , We trust that the Couiiter-Dodgcrites in. their next issue will correct their' impressions regarding The Republican's press-time. The Contest of the Races There is unwarranted jubilation among us Cau casians over the result of the argument at Havana on Monday between the Hon. Jack Johnson and the Hon. Jess Willard. Some of us have been in a state of depression for the last fi' e years because we had to admit that n highly-colored person was a lietter man than any of our own color or lack of color. Our depression grew deeper from lime to time as one white hope after another Withered in the heat of the try-outs among themselves and when now and then one of them who had t;uallfied, withered in the pres ence of Mistuh Jonsing. Personally, we never worried about it at all, for we knew that there was an ourang-outang in a New York zoo that was a better man physically than th-; colored champion or any of the aspiring white hopes. We believed that the contest for the championship should be open to fighters of all colors and all de grees of mentality. We could think of none of then, who could whip the ourang-outnng. and wt were therefore in a state of despair. That was why we did not worry. When one sinks into despair there is nothing left to worry aliout. We do not know whether the Hon. Jess AViliarJ will be more liberal than his colored tredecessor and give the ourang-outang a chance at the champion ship, but he should, at leant, take on ihe Hon. Samuel Langford, who for five years has been fol lowing Mistuh Jonsing up and down the face of the earth and across it, clamoring for a joint detato. No fighter is too g'.od to meet any other scrapper in the prize ring. THE TWILIGHT OF THE HORSE Man, the horse, the cow and the dog have been closely associated through the entire progress of human evolution. The pig has also been our evo- . lutionary brother, but he has not enjoyed the same intimate affection as the horse and dog. When Darwin was visiting the cow regions of the Argen tine he remarked some naked gauchos crossing a river on horseback, and reflected with his usual sa gacity that the two races had evidently been adapt ed to one another by ages of simultaneous variation. But now man parts company with his old compan-. ioiv and slave. The horse is at last gaining his freedom through the good offices of the gas engine, but if he loses his existence at the same time he may perhaps not value the favor very higilv. Altogether lovely as the horse is on the farm and the country road he is a nuisance in town. He Ikv fouls the streets, attracts flies and disseminates dis ease. Now that he bus become uneconomical in ad dition to his other disqualifications, sentence has been passed upon him and he. must go. The dog ought to go to the country with him. It is a great pity that some genius does not invent a machine that will howl at night, snap at passersby and dig jup the neighbors' flower beds find thus take the place of the dog. If such a thing should ever hap len our cities might become reasonably clean and fairly healthy places to live in. Oregonian. THE CANAL WILL BE A PAYING INVESTMENT The canal promises to become a paying Invest ment from the first' year. The operating expenses are heavier now than they will tie later on, for the canal is still subject to landslides, which must be cleared. When the world is once more at peace and commerce of the seas resumes its "normal volume, the receipts of the canal will be quadrupled. The revenues will more than pay the operating expenses and leave a substantial margin. The Panama canal, in spite of the kicks of pessimists, will pay for itself in the end. .Memphis Mommerciiil Appeal. inCHEY Jti MACBEAN (Continued from Page One.,) tion it desired for it was felt that the count from the remaining two precincts could hardly change the result as given by the other four. The returns upon the repeal of the three ordinances and the twenty-four proposed amendments to the city charter, as far as they were reported at an early hour this morning are as follows: At 3:30 o'clock this mornign the vote was still being counted in three precints with prospects . of daylight finding the boards still at work. Following are the figures up to time of going to press. (Continued from Page One) 1 'a) 2 b) 3 ... 4 .. . ORDINANCES No. 23 For Repeal 193 137 ISO 82 Total .. 52 No 24 1 (a) 147 2 (1 104 i 107 4 ..' 74 Total 1 (at . 2 (b) . S .. -4 432 No. 25 . !'l .112 Totals 391 AMENDMENTS No. 1 Precinct. For. 2 (b) 1 1 4 81 .Total 1!7 No. 2 2 Ot),. 116 Total No. 3 (b) . . 1 I It . . K5 Total , 204 No. 4 2 (b) US 4 2 .203 No. 7 No. 8 (b .... Total . . . 2 (b) Total ... b( Total No. 9 2 Ot) Sj Total 140 No. 10 Total 0 200 No. 5 .ill . 84 Against Repeal S3 10S N9 46. 120 128 24 45 337 150 133 164 6 rainst. 130 39 Hi! 133 100 123 36 Hil IIS 37 135 130 34 untary thstenance. coupled with fur ther restrictions on the saloons. Bulgaria and Serbia have exchanged notes, which on the surface appear to end the recent border incidents, but official Serbian circles in London in sist the latest outbreak was engineer ed from I-ulgaria as Austrians as well as Tmks were found among the dead raiders. Kitchener's Committee LONDON, April . The war office announced Lord Kitchener had ap pointed a committee to take steps to provide such additional labor as will be required tc make certain that the munitions of , war will be sufficient to meet all requirements. EVANGELIST HOLDS BI6 MEETING IN GLENOALE Routing Meeting Held in Sugar City Attracts Wide Attention and Many Converts Ara Mad German's Heavy Losses PARIS, April 6. The press bureau asserts from figures compiled from official German casualty lists that it has been ascertained that since the war began the Germans have lost more than half their officers. Of litis number more than a fifth are killed and the remainder wounded or miss ing. o The evangelistic services being conducted in the big tent are at tracting large audiences and much enthusiasm is already manifest. To accomrrodate the increasing numbers the ten has been enlarged and the seats made comfortable. Music is furnished by two pianos and two violins, while under Mr. Rureh's di rection everybody sings. The evan gelist's theme last evening was "The Stubborn Man" and it is alto gether probable that more than one person under the sound of his voice was smitten of a guilty conscience. Tonight his subject will . be "A Nickle, a Biscuit and An Automobile." Easter at Chandler Easter was beautifully and fitingly observed at the Chandler churches. The Methodists held special services consisting largely of exercises by child ren and music, all very well produced. As a part of the program a large num ber of new members were formally tnken into the church. Special services were also held at the Union Sunday school and church at the school building and at the church of the Latter Day Saints. a Regular services were held by the Christian Science congregation in Mon roe hall. All the places of worship were profusely decorated with flowers. Why Take a Chance Just protect yourself by insisting upon a guaran tee Title Policy issued by the Phoenix Title and Trust Co. 18 N. First Ave. EASTER EGG CHICKENS c. m. Sloan of the San Marcos re minded the guests of the hotel of the rtav by having a little pen of Easter egg one-day old chicks on exhibition in the patio, together with several gau dily dyed ostrich eggs, which looked like a range of mountains beside the I little chicks. Total 195 No. 6 120 83 ..12 . . 82 . . .20S (b ) Total Precinct ..128 . . 7fi No. 11 .204 For :o4 117 134 114. 117 121 82 24 100 Against SCAMMON-JAMES WEDDING The wedding of Miss Gertrude Scam mon, of Wagoner, Oklahoma and P. M. James of Chandler was solemnized in a church wedding at Los Angeles on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. James will visit the San Diego exposition on tfieir wedding journev and return later to Chandler. where they will make their home in a pretty bungalow on Washington St. Mr. James is auditor of the Chandler Improvement company and formerly held positions of responsibility with the Phoenix Trust Co. of Phoenix and with Armour Co. He in very popular in Chandler and brings to her new home a bride of culture and charming per sonality. Mr. and Mrs. James have been intimate friends since childhood in their former home of Wagoner, where the brides parents are people of prominence. The coming of Mr. and Mrs. James to Chandler will make a most valued addition to the younger married set. MEN'S CLUB MEET Last night in Ireland hall the Glen dale Men's club held a most enjoy able meeting. No business came be fore the club at this tirae and the evening was given over to pleasure. The feature of the occasion was the male quartette composed of John Mc Coy, Harry Conner, Marry Moore and Leo Piniiell who gave several ex cellent selections. There were eats and smokes, too. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph otto, who have spent the winter at the home of their son. Dr. otto, left today forJ their home at Grand Ledge, Mich. Postmaster F. W. Akin of Peoria was doing business in the city yes- ! terday. .L. O. Street and Miss Flunna Ham mond, both popular young people of Peoria were married Sunday evening at the home of the' bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hammond. U. B. Davis has just occupied his new residence in Peoria. Bob Wagoner and family of Peoria have just returned from a six weeks' tour of the southern part of Arizona, where they visited Mrs. Wagoner's pa rents. Mrs. Letus Smith underwent a se rious operation at the Sisters' hospi tal Monday morning. Rev. Harper of the Church of Christ preached at the local church Sunday and Monday nights. C. M. Culver is in Prescott on busi ness connected with the, sugar fac tory. L. Myers is il business visitor to Phoenix today. A. A. Carrick made a trip to Peoria today. A. H. Terrill of Peoria, president of the United Produce Growers' As sociation of Arizona was in the city today. Commenting on the new mar keting association President Terrill stated that everywhere iieople are be coming very much interested in the movement and stand ready to co operate. $895 buys the "Car of Extra Value" the THOMPSON WINS (Continued from Page One) the socialist candidate, Seymour Sted- man. Throughout the pre-election cam Dodge Brothers, motor CAR McARTHUR $895.00 BROTHERS house. This story of the civil war, is well told and Miss McLean in the part of "Jinny" Carvel, is particularly pleasing. Cabiria Still Pleases Cabiria, said to be the most won derful moving picture ever filemd, drew an immense crowd to the Ari zona last night. Early in the even ing, they started coming and short ly before the first scenes were thrown on the screen the door keep er was forced to turn many away. Amazed comments both as to the immensity of the undertaking, and the wondrous scenes thrown on tho screens, were heard from the crowds filing c it of the house last night. No picture, either of the drama or scenic variety, have caused the farspruad interest as this masterpiece lias. Today will be the last appearance. A matinee will be on the board fur this afternoon, with the regular even ing show tonight. The final details between promoters j l'ais" Thompson s managers took the 2 b) lis 92 4 75 29 Total 193 121 No. 12 2 (b) 109 101 4 70 32 Total 1 S." 133 No. 13 2 (b 109 113 4 '. 7 29 Total 1ST 142 No. 14 2 b) 123 7H 4 77 25 Total 200 53 No. 15 2 (b) -' 120 fi2 4 75 . 23 Total r, 195 105 No. 16 2 (b) 113 S3 4 78 24 Total . . . 191 100 No. 17 2 lb) 116 7S 4 .SO 19 Total 196 97 No. 18 2(b) 121 77 4 77 25 . Total ...19S 102 No. 19 2 (b) 10B S 4 74 26 Total ISO 112 No. 23 2 (b) 110 S4 4 76 - 24 Total 1S6 198 No. 21 2 (b) 122 S8 4 S4 19 Total 206 107 No. 22 2 (b) 177 82 4 78 24 Tolal 255 106 and farmers in establishing a cream ery, ice plant and cold storage were concluded at a meeting held in the chanm'oer of commerce room Saturday, the promoters and owners of cows signing a joint agreement. As hereto fore announced work on the new plant will bs commenced within sixty days. o PINCHOT CASE f ASHOCIVrRn PRKSfl dispatch WASHINGTON, April . Secretary Bryan said he was not yet prepared to take any announcement concerning the refusal of the German government to permit Giffoid Pinohot to act in the Belgian war zone In the distribu- i tion of food supplies. He intimated the matter is still being discussed with the German foreign office and that an understanding was not vet received JAPAN'S WARNING. f ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH PUKING, April 6 M. Hioki. Jap anese minister, who is conducting the. case of his government in the nego tiations with China, warned Lu Cheng I fpiung, foreign minister against .con tinuing to refuse compliance .with Japan's demands on China. ; o TOO MUCH Margaret was maid of all work in the Buckley family, and the members of fne family are not on the most amicable terms. One morning Mar paret sought her mistress and tendered her resignation. Mrs. Buckley was much distressed and verv loalh to part with so excellent a servant. "And are you really going to leave us. Margaret?" asked the mistress sad ly. "What is the matter? Haven't we always treated you as one of the fam ily. Aiargaret?" "Yis, mum," replied the girl: "an' O've sthood it as long as Oi'm goin' to!" Harper's Magazine. CURT Skinum I want to interest you in a mining proposition. It's a good thing. Flubdub Perhaps it is, but I'm not. No. 23 Precinct 2 (b) ... 4 Total . 2 (b .... 4 Total .. No. 24 For Against ..130 75 ..SO 22 .210 97- .127 67 ; SO 22 .207 89.' stand repeatedly that business ana la bor conditions throughout the coun try presaged a republican ' victory. About S5 per cent of the three-f,uarter of a million voters registered were cast and according to election olfi eials this would set a record. Thomp son said his first political move would be to have the police drive the pick pockets and thieves out of Chicago. o RAILROAD PLANS ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH " SACRAMENTO. April 6.- -Ttudolpl Spreckles and Chas. S. Wheeler from whom came the original prooosal that the state of California purchase the Western Pacific railroad he'd a con ference with Governor Johnson on the theme. Lieut. Governor Eshleman was called into the conference. Spreckles recently ret imed from the cast where he discussed the Western Pacific purchase as proposed with fin anciers and also visited President Wil son, it is reported to take up the mat ter with the president. o Hire a little salesman at The Re publican office. A Want Ad will see more customers than you can. At the Empress Today and tomorrow, at the Em press, will be shown a Vitagraph Broadway star comedy that will surely liven you up. In this picture is featured Wally Van and Cissy Fitzgerald, Who are always appreciated. Also a two-reel Vitagraph. "When Greek Meets Greek." featuring Sydney Drew. This is a comedy drama of a very ihglt class. These two pictures will pre sent an evenings entertainment that you should not miss, as it is different from the pictures usually shown, and gets you away from the everyday life. f AMUSEMENTS REDMOND COMPANY TO LEAVE THE COLUMBIA The Ed Redmond company, play ing at the Columbia for an engage ment of unusual length, is about to take its farewell. The present show the "Crisis" by Churchill, will be fol lowed by the farewell performance "Stop Thief." With the departure of the Red mond players, manager Art Rick, will sever his connection with the popular : play house. The popular manager frho has zrought success to the Columbia, is retiring trom the managerial en of the "game to go in to an amusement venture for the summer season. The Redmond company has endeared itself to the Phoenix public. Their high brand of drama has been a revelation for a stock company and many re quests that they play a return engage ment, have already been made. "The Crisis" is playing to a capacity Animals at Lamara The picture at the lamara The ater yesterday unSer the title of "I'nto the Darkness" proved one of the finds of the season in the form of an animal picture In fact, it Is not stretching it any to say that Kathryn Williams in all . her ability and power over animals never es sayed so difficult a role successfully us does the .voting heroine in tiiese pictures. Another remarkable thing about the picturas is the photography of the lions., tigers and leopards. "Unto the Darkness" will be shown again today. It gets its title from the fact that the action opens in childhood in America and progresses as tlie young folks grow until man hood and womanhood finds the hero ine and her faithful Indian friend in the center of the dark continent, lest. She is rescued of course and just in the nick of time, but not be fore she has suffered in an encoun ter with the savage king of beasts. Love, Speed and Thrills at Lion An unusually funny Keystone 'com edy . called Love, Speed and Thrill's is. shown at the Lion Theater today. It is full of action throughout and leads up to a rousing finish that will bring roars of laughter. Am brose, Mack Swain and Chester Cor. klin are tue three fun makers and they pull some unusual stunts. 'The two-reel offering today is by the Reliance players and entitled "Heart Beats." The interest in this picture centers around an attempt to prove the source of crime, by registering heartbeats. Sam tie Giasse and Francillia Billington play the leading roles and it's a splendid f.ittur". The program ends with another of those Bill, the tiff ice Koy takes part. This one is called "Bill Turns Valet," and it's a comedy that will be thoroughly enjoyed. The Lion is going pretty strong on com edies these . days for the manage ment believes that everybody tikes to laugh.