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The Arizona Republican
Published by
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
AdUiesa all foiiiiiiuiiiciillons to THK AK1ZONA Rlfi
PIJBUCAN. 1-hoenlx. Arizona.
Puslness Office 421
City Kditor 433
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
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
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
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
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
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.
"My wife Is giving another party," said Mr.
"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.
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.
"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, 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.
i Rippling Rhymes
i By Walt Mason
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! !
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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
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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.
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.
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"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.
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.
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i. una Held at head uf Knv Scout brigade in l'aris.
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
as well as issue G Maran
tic Title- Policies.
Phoenix Title and
Trust Co.
18 N. First Ave.
Let Jasper Do It
Call 519
321 N. Center
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.
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