TIIE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, WEDNESDAY MORNINC, APRIL 7, 1915
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Every luaii is an optimist who sees
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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)
4 .. .
Total .. 52
1 (a) 147
2 (1 104
4 ..' 74
1 (at .
2 (b) .
S .. -4
2 (b) 1 1
2 Ot),. 116
. . 1 I It
. . K5
2 (b) US
Total . . .
2 Ot) Sj
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
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
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
Just protect yourself by
insisting upon a guaran
tee Title Policy issued by
Phoenix Title and
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.
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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
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
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- !
.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
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
A. A. Carrick made a trip to Peoria
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
buys the "Car of
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the socialist candidate, Seymour Sted-
Throughout the pre-election cam
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
2 (b) 109 101
4 70 32
Total 1 S." 133
2 (b 109 113
4 '. 7 29
Total 1ST 142
2 b) 123 7H
4 77 25
Total 200 53
2 (b) -' 120 fi2
4 75 . 23
Total r, 195 105
2 (b) 113 S3
4 78 24
Total . . . 191 100
2 lb) 116 7S
4 .SO 19
Total 196 97
2(b) 121 77
4 77 25
. Total ...19S 102
2 (b) 10B S
4 74 26
Total ISO 112
2 (b) 110 S4
4 76 - 24
Total 1S6 198
2 (b) 122 S8
4 S4 19
Total 206 107
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.
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
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. ;
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
"Yis, mum," replied the girl: "an'
O've sthood it as long as Oi'm goin'
to!" Harper's Magazine.
Skinum I want to interest you in
a mining proposition. It's a good
Flubdub Perhaps it is, but I'm not.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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