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h a. PAGE FOUR THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 17. 1915. I jl l Arizona Republican's Editorial Pagell . - - . f , i if i; I! The Arizona Republican Published by ARIZONA. PUBLISHING COMPANY. The onfy Morning paper Published In Phoenix. liwigtit H. Ileurd PrcHlcl-nt and Manager Charles A. Stauffor Kindness Mummer (iarth W. Cate Assistant Htialneaa Marnier 1. W. Kpear Editor Kxrlumvu Morning AHMuciuted Prea Dispatches. Office, Corner Second and Adams Streets. buteied at Uie I'OHtiifllce at Phoenix. Arizona, tta Mall Mutter of the Second Class. Kobt. E. Ward, Representative, New York Office, lirunswlck liuilding. Cldcugu Office, Advertising Hulkling. AdUiesa all foiiiiiiuiiiciillons to THK AK1ZONA Rlfi PIJBUCAN. 1-hoenlx. Arizona. TKLKPHUNKS: Puslness Office 421 City Kditor 433 SUMSCimTlON 11ATE9: Pally, one month, in tidvunce ....$ .75 lnlly, three inonthN, in advance 2.00 Dally, six months, in advance - 4.00 Dally, one year, in advance 8.00 Hunduya only, by mail 2.60 SATl'KDA Y MilKXIXC, APRIL 17, 1915 We can never replace a friend. When a man is fortunate enough to have several, he finds they are all different. No one has a double in friendship. Schiller. Help for Stricken Farmers Themoveinent instituted by the Rotary Club yesterday fur the relief of the settlers in the vicinity of St. Johns, reduced to destitution by the collapse of the Lyman reservoir on the night that our great reservoir was filled, deserves the support of every mail in this valley who is able to contribute sup port. Out of the golden prospect which lies before tin; people of this region there should come light to break through the gloom whkh sits along the Lit tle Colorado. A vvnole community has been rendered bank rupt in a night. There will be no crops there this year, and the orchards which were planted from one to three years ago will all die. The land which was dotted with happy homes will be turned back to the keeping of Hie desert for some years to come. All possible aid should be rendered to these stricken farmers. "o-ope ration should be given the bodies which have taken this worthy work in hand. Concerning Water It is said that he who drinks of the waters of the llassavampa never afterward tells the truth. His toric as that water is, that quality of it bars its use in the christening of the battleship Arizona, "t'iitil the water of the Jlassayania had gained its evil reputation, clear water had always been a symbol of truth and purity. No taint had ever attached to the water of the Koo.-evelt Dam, yet within the last two days such a conflicting variety of stories has been told by persons claiming to have secured the first water that flowed over the dam t'lat we are forced to suspect that the contents of the reser voir have had a deleterious effect, no less balefui than the waters of the Hassayampa, upon the verac ity of the men who have handled it. At 9 o'clock on Wednesday night, half an hour after the first water had officially flowed over the (lain, two Phoenix men drove into Globe, two hours from the dam, with a five-gallon demijohn filled with water which they said was the first to escape over the spillway. They had probably dipped it from against the breast, of the dam, so that if it had not b-.-en re moved it would have been the first to flow over. They had merely anticipated that final act of quali fication. They had taken what .they considered to be the cream of the water, the most likely, the first in the order of precedence. That the water did not actually pass over the dam was not the fault of the water. It was there ready to pass. Hut It did not pass, and it is therefore dis qualified for christening purposes. We have a sim ililude of its disqualification in he case of a man who has stood for hours in front of the box office, waiting to buy a ticket to a popular show. He has been advanced slowly step by step, but if, when a: the head of the line, he step.3 out of it or is dragged out, before purchasing his ticket, his situation is a-i if he had never been in the line at all. When men used to gather on- the edge of a reservation about to be thrown open to entry, some impatient souls, unable to await the firir.g of the signal gun for the rush, hurried across the boundary, and as "sooners" disqualified themselves. The Globe water is "sooner" water, of no more value than th3 water captured the next morning. The only gen tine water is that caught at the psychological mo ment and the physiological moment. It is the offi cial water caught by officials of the reclamation service and a portion of which was put inio pos session of The Republican. Racial and Religious Parties In some quarters, since the beginning of the war, there have been expressions of resentment against the name which some of our citizens have adopted, though it was adopted as a distinction long before the war German-American. The proposition to form a German-American party to control the poli tics of the country, . though, perhaps, the great bulk of German-American citizens would not have any thing to do with it, has been especially condemned. But there should le included in the condemnation every movement calculated to embrace a particular class of citizens and exclude all other classes. That would take in what was known as the Know Noth ing party and all other political organizations, a qualification of whose members should be American nativity. Ever since jlhe formation of the old Know Nothing party, we have had other parties, among them the American party and others with similar airns, and we have had other parties from which persons of certain religious beliefs have been ex cluded. Some of us who resent the narrowness of such movements are not entirely without sin. It lias frequently happened that political support has been denied a candidate for office because of his race or his religion and large numbers of citizens who would scorn a religious or racial party have taken part in such denial. A Habitual Attitude The Los (Angeles recognition of Arizona as a "back country" of that city, which called out the criticism of a correspondent in these columns yes terday, is an expression of a habitual attitude of Los Angeles, not only toward Arizona, but the "back country" of that city in Southern California. It is by no means new. In the earlier days the loyalty of Arizona to ward Southern California was stronger than It is now, but it was not worth so much then and was not so highly appreciated. A considerable jiart of our population of the territory had come from South ern California. Many citizens had never been any where else and, perhaps, had only a vague notion that there was anywhere else. They expected to return to Southern California and die. Southern California was the beginning and the end of all things. Meanwhile, they patronized only California in-" dtistries, and the product of our industries were sold in Californian markets for whatever they would bring. Local industries in competition' with Cali fornia industries were stifled by the loyalty of Na tive Sons to the Golden State. A fruit packing concern in Phoenix several years ago, whose prod ucts were better than those of any coast factory, went to the wall because it was not Californian. Kvery summer residents and their families went to the coast, "inside." It was a sacred pilgrimage. Rjiit the population was receiving an admixture. People were coming from the north, the east an;! the south. They had come to make; homes and to help build up an independent state and not a de pendency. They owed nothing to any other section of the country. If they could do better, and that was why they had come, their allegiance belonged to Arizona. In time, all were more or iass strongly attracted to Los Angeles as a place of recreation. It was the nearest and most important point near the sea. Put the trade of Arizona began to scatter. It went where it could go with the greatest profit. If we could do better in Kansas City; we traded there. It was no advantage for us to build up at our expense a great town on the coast five hundred miles away. Still, Los Angeles has probably had a larger share of the Arizona trade than it would have had but for a survival in some nueasure of the old senti ment of loyalty to the coast. The time has passed when our iiitizcns are con tent to receive only the glad-hand in return for the commercial tribute we render and the vast sums we contribute annually to the coast resorts. It' is not enough that Arizona societies and Hassayampa societies should be organized by Los Angeles for the entertainment of Arizona citizens. It is all very nice, but it is not profitable to us. The build ing up of the Los Angeles harbor and the creation of great terminal facilities are matters in which we have no local pride or concern. What does con cern us 'is the establishment of wholesale houses and railroad terminals in Arizona. We are far more Interested in making Arizona a beautiful front lawn rather than a neglected back yard, to use the happy simile of our correspondent. We are, of course, proud of the great achieve ments of Los Angeles, and we are 'Jesiroiis that it may attain still more marvelous heights, but nut most immediate concern is the development of Ari zona. EARLY USES OF COPPER Cooper is not a metal of modern utilization. It was mined and manufactured in prenlsloric limes, when it was utilized as a material for t he construc tion of utensils for domestic use and also for im plements of war. It has been generally supposed that the use ot copper preceded that of iron, but at i resent it is believed by students of the subject that iron was first subjected to human use. In many regions, however, where native copper appeared at the surface, it is probable that it was worked be fore iron, because of the comparative ease an.l sim plicity of obtairing it. which involved no mettullurKV. The Indians of the Western United States were ac quainted with copper. Many objects fashioned from it. have been found in mounds indications of early work.ns of the Lake Superior copper mines exist, wbile in Tennessee there are remain.', of prehistoric smelting plants. Copper was first mined in this country in Con necticut in 1709, and somewhat later In Pennsyl vania. No important work was carried on. how ever, until the iruddle Gf the last century. In 1845. the whole output of topper was 100 tons, cominfr from Vermont. Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Vir ginia and Georgia. In 112, the output was 1,241, 702,508 pounds, the. production coming from about twenty states. Probably the greatest mine is the Anaconda at Butte, Mont., which, in 1905, produced 95,500,000 pounds, and in 1913, nearly double that quantity. H. A. McGraw, In the Engineering Maga zine. PROVED BY EXPERIMENT One of the young ensigns who was acting as teacher on the battleship Texas asked the question, "What are the two principal parts of a sentence," expecting to get the answer subject and predicate." An old salt scratched his head in perplexity, anil at last replied, "solitary confinement and bread and water." The Sailor's Magazine. NO JOY FOR HIM "My wife Is giving another party," said Mr. Cumrox. "Weil, I hope you'll enjoy yourself," replied the genial friend. "I wouldn't dare think of such a thing. 1 might laugTi out loud and upset the class of the enter tainment." Washington Star. CURIOUS SYMPTOMS A London curate asked after a man's health and received this reply: v "Well, sir, sometimes I feels anyhow, sometimes I don't feel anyhow, and the rest of the time I feels as stiff as a himmedge." Christian Register. FOR BETTER OR WORSE "Why did you send your sweetheart to the wilds of Africa to hunt diamonds?" "Two reasons he might come back with a for tune or he might not come back at all." Philadel phia Public Ledger. ANNA HELD AT HEAD OF BOY Anna Held, the popular actress, has organized a troupe of Boy Scouts, who have shown some talent, and has coached them to srng and act with her et charity events in aid of the French Red Cross. The trojipe is composed of regular Bey Scouts and has been placed under her charge by the authorities. VARIED REQUESTS OF i Rippling Rhymes i By Walt Mason TUCSON POWER CO. DELIVER US From all the woe 'and sorrow that; bloody warfare brings, when mon- ! archu start to burrow some i;rief from other kings, from dreadful scenes of slaughter, and dead men j by the cord, from blood that flows ! like water, deliver us, () Ijird. From I fear and melancholy that every death i list gives, from all the pompons folly ; in which an army lives, from ail the i strife stupendous, that brings no j sane reward, but only loss tremen- I dons, deliver us, O Lord! From I seeing friend and neighbor in tools j of death arrayed, deserting useful J labor to wield the thirsty blade; !rom seeing phowshears lying all ; rusty on the sward, w here men and j l oys are dying; deliver us, () Lor.!: From seeing foreign legions invade j our ; peaceful shore, and turn those1 j smiling regions to scenes of death. ' and gore, from all the desolation ! the gods of war accord to every j fighting nation, deliver us, () Lord! ! o I CHIEF PLEASURE j Application for permission to charge ten per cent interest on de linquent accounts has hcen filed with the corporation commission hy the Tucson Gas, Electric I.iKht and Power company. The company states in its application that it has on its hooks delinquent accounts to an average amount of $10,000, anil that it has" no resources save discontinu ing service of consumers. Four other requests have been filed with the commission by the company. One is to permit it to capitalize the expenditures of $10,000 for removing its poles and lines from t'onsres.s street; another would allow it to put into effect a charge of $1.00 for each cut-in and cut-out in short period suspension of service; a third, if granted would authorize the company to defer sottimr aside its depreciation reserve for another year, dating from June, JSlTi. The company, which is owned and controlled by the Federal Lift-ht and power company also ask:; permission to, keep its hooks and ac counts at the off i e of that company In New York City, subject to the re call of the commission ;it any time. The commission he;Td the petitions, and has taken tiie matter under consideration. "Do you think aeroplanes will ever be as popular as automobiles?" "Never. You can't fly low enough to put on airs for the benefit of yodr pedestrian fr iends. "Kansas City Journal. AID LUCKLESS RANCHER! (Continued from Page One) ford of Flagstaff. His remarks showed that what is helpful to one part it the state is hlpful to all of the rest as well. - Mrs. Ashurst spoke a few words, advising that some women are busi ness producers and should be given opportunity to belong. E. A. Trinonno of the Machinery Electrical company was chairman of the day, and in his usiiai decisive and interesting way made the meet ing an enthusiastic one. The prizes of the day were awarde l by Mr. Hilton of Hilton & Peck, the prizes going first to. Herbert U Stev enson, the second one to Frank S. Hess. Herbert L. Stevenson presented the club with a box of fifty cigars which were smoked during the meet in;;. Fred Warren also passed cigars around, with the compliments of the City Ice Delivery Company. o : JUST AN IDEA "Well, yes," confessed the landlord of Periwinkle tavern, "it is an idea of a purple stripe all around the hotel at the top of the firat story. You see there wouldn't otherwise be anything to dis tinguish this particular inn from thou sands of others. As it is, a good many people drop in to point out to me that such a decoration is not in good taste, or to urge some other color, or some thing that-a-way. And they usually remain long enough to spend a dollar or two before I am thoroughly con vinced. "Persons with literary talent, and oc casionally a real writer, come along and suspect me of being a character, and board here while studying me. As a matter of fact, a drummer gave me a can of purple paint out of his samples, ami I didn't know what else to do with it." Women's Home Companion. THEIR IDENTITY Germany The other powers come to these straits in fowl disguise. Turkey (mournfully) Yea, as Tur key gobblers. Baltimore American. Hire a little salesman at The Re publican office. A Want Ad will see more customers than you can. SCOUTS MARCHING THROUGH PARIS si ' i. una Held at head uf Knv Scout brigade in l'aris. CELEBRATION WORKERS ARIZONA'S METAL FOR Chamber of Commerce Appreciates Cooperation of All; Gila County's Neighborly Spirit Appreciation of the work hy com mittees, commonwealth and individ uals to, make the Roosevelt Dam High Water celebration the huge success it was will be expressed by Sec. Harry Welch of the chamber of commerce in a series of letters to the people who helped. The celebration was a success be yond the fondest hopes of its origin aiors. There were five hundred cars gathered at the dam, and easily three thousand people. These cars traveled over three hundred miles of fairly dangerous road, and to the credit of the guards, it can be said that not a serious accident marred the motorcades. Tire troubles made some jf the drivers warm and peeved, but no car was damaged, no one hurt. A large measure of gratitude is due to Cila county for helping make the celebration what it was. according to Welch. "They have no direct in terest in irrigated prosperity, but the way they bellied just goes to show the splendid spirit of neighbor liness t hey have for us over there." We Make Abstracts as well as issue G Maran tic Title- Policies. Phoenix Title and Trust Co. 18 N. First Ave. Let Jasper Do It HE SERVES YOU OIL OR GASOLINE HE WILL DO IT FOR YOU HE WILL SAVE YOU TIME Call 519 McARTHUR 321 N. Center BROTHERS THE SILe SERVICE Chamber of Commerce Believes Battleship's Dishes Ought To Be Finest of Their Kind When the time comes to accumu late stunning silver service for the new battleship Arizona,- that silver service ought to be tne best thing of its kind ever presented to a dread naught , by the jiroud state whose name it bears. This is according to the talk at the meeting of directors of the chamber of commerce yester day. Letters had been received from the Douglas and Prescott chambers, asking cooperation on a scheme to raise by popular subscription the price of a set of dishes for the officers mess. That Arizona silver ought to be used in the making was unanimously agreed upon by the directors. There has been another movement started, ihis time, to have a lot of Arizona copper beaten up Into cooking pots and utensils such as are used about I ship's galleys. ? - i . ) 'i m I"," '! t m V ' JV,".'.