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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL IS, 1913. j'i i;S Arizona Republican's Editorial Page l ' if Tb Arizona Republican Published by ARIZONA PUBUSH1NG COMPANT. The only Morning paper Published In Phoenix. Dwight H. Heard President and Manager Chariea A. Stauffer Huslness Manager riarth W. . Cate Assistant Business Manager J. W. Spear EMI tor Exclusive Morning Associated press Dispatches. Office, Corner Second and Adams Streets. hiulertd at the Ponluftloe at Phoenix, Arizona, aa Mall Matter of the Second Class. Kobt. K. Ward, Representative, New York Office, Brunswick Building. Chicago Office, Advertising Building. Address all communications to THB ARIZONA RIO PUBLICAN, I'hoenix. Arizona. TELEPHONES: Business Office 421 City Editor 433 SUBSCKIPTION KATES: Pally, one month, in advance $ .75 bally, three months. In advance 2.00 Daily, six months, in advance 4.00 Dally, one year, in advance 8.00 Kundays only,, by mail 2.60 St.W'DAY MOR.NINO, APRIL IS, 1915 Merc '-rows may. steer an oven flight; Man stalks by faith and not by sijrht. Owen Seaman. . A Non-Partisan Election Law The opponents of the California non-partisan i lection law, which wan passed on Friday, declared that though Its passage was certain, they could not "go home and face their constituents without a pro lest against it." Mure accurately, they should have mid that lliey could not face a part of their con- ' Mttuents, the professional politicians, large and t-niall, who profit largely, or eke out a pitiful exist ence from, the pursuit of partisan politics. The protesting legislators need not have feared to face the great body of their cons'itnents, the men and women who believe that government is created for the people and not people for the government; that offices are instruments for the proper adminis tration of public affairs anil not to aflord salaries to incumbents and their attaches. The people at large are not supremely interested in parties. A majority of us vote according lo tra dition. Most of us belong to this or that party lie cause our fathers belonged to it. The republican whose father was a democrat or the democrat whose father was a republican is a rather rare bird. When we find him we have a profound respect for him. Whether he be right or wrong, he has at least climbed out of a family rut and he has a more sen sible reason, whatever it may be, for being what he is than the rest of- us have. Nor, is ha necessarily lacking in filial duty. His father, if living,, now, luiglit not luilrl to the party name or a generation ngu; If so, he would be more likely to be hohling to a tradition rather than to a principle. The people, we believe, are not so" tenacious of party traditions as to maintain them at the expense of good government, and the best government is that which is administered by the best men; 'we should elect such men to office: whatever may be the parties to which they belong. The California non-partisan election law leaves candidates for office without party designations.1 That is an inconvenient arrangement for the "yellow-dog" voters, but there are not so many of them now as there used to be. The careless, though more or less independent voter, who used to resolve doubts regarding the comparative merits of candidates con cerning whom he knew little or nothing, by voting for his party candidate, will be stimulated to in ;uiry concerning the candidates whom he may not know. , William R. Nelson The death of no other private citizen In thi country, or, perhaps, of any country, ever called out such widespread expressions of sorrow as that of William R. Nelson, editor and owner of the Kansas City Star, last week. From every corner of the coun try came messages of mourning and of appreciation of the great work of the dead editor, from persons in every walk of life, members of all parties, mem bers of every religious faith and of no religious faith at all. Mr. Nelson never held a public office. In mid dle life his fortune was swept away through no fault of his. Without any other equipment for journalism than a matchless courage, a conscience and a fine sense of right and wrong, a determination, always, . to support tho one and fight the other, he launched the Kansas City Star in 18S0. It was a small, four page paper; there was little money behind it, and It was not until after a severe struggle -of four years that its future was assured. In that four years Mr. Nelson placed the Star on a foundation that could never be shaken. It had gained the confidence of all the people, the mingled respect and fear of the worst element and the love . and, admiration of the best. , Independence of action waa a marked charac teristic of Mr. Nelson as it Is of all strong men. lie never hesitated to cut ties which bound him to what he believed to be wrong. He had been a demo crat, and he became the personal representative of Fumuel J. .Tilden in the Hayes-Tilden campaign. When the democratic party, four years later, re fused to renominate Tilden, he became an Independ-, ent. It was about that time that the Star was founded, and it was conducted as an independent journal with republican tendencies, but it was the first great newspaper to rise against stand-patism, and Mr. Nelson became one of the leaders of the progressive party movement. We have, spoken of the equipment of Mr. Nel son for Journalism. There was one item which we have omitted, an Intuitive Judgment of news values, : a measure of what the people wanted ,to read for profit arid" entertainment. Tills is an equipment which only broad men bring into the ?iewspaper business. Others may acquire it by training, bdt many newspaper men never acquire it. It Is beyond them. It comes of a capacity, natural or acquired, to put one's self In the place of the multitude. This capacity of Mr. Nelson grew as his paper grew. Without this equipment the good impulses of Mr. Nelson would have come to naught. His courage could not have been given expression to thousands through a generation. J3ut his genius has given it expression to millions through generations to come. We can do no better than to quote William Al len White, who was molded in the school of Mr. Nelson: Of course, the life work of W, R. Nelson is not closed with his death. Indeed, it is but well begun. For a third of a century young men and women in the Missouri valley have grown up on the Kansas City Star. Its inspirations have become theirs; its views of life not merely in politics, but in tr.e fun damental philosophy of life of which politics is, but one unimportant expression have been unconsciously ingrafted into their lives, and these young people, ranging from their teens to their early COs, are only on the threshold of their real work. For at twist three more decades, these men and women will direct the social, economic 'Hid political activities of this part of the world. And a vigorous part of the world it is. This part of the world is sure to have a much larger share in directing the current civiliza tion than is indicated by its geography. And the life of the man, who for a third of a century has been the guiding force behind that great newspaper, will have its full and undiminished ex pression on this earth long after his mere name is remembered . only by those who loved him. Thou sands who never knew his name will "be moved by the force of his purpose. Events still gestating in the futuie will be rhaped by the life that has gone out. . . . He bad a serene and dependable sense of justice, and this sense moved him in all major affairs of his life. When he took a position, it was tenable, not only the day he took it, but ever after. He saw far becaute he saw justly. Yesterday's fights never rose to defeat today's, because yester day's fight was righteous. That is genius. But he had more than genius he bad a sweet and beautiful soul, filled with a love for men, a pas sion for the welfare of humanity. That was the motive of his life. Such a life, when it is expressed through a strong medium, is vastly immortal. It cannot die, no matter what happens to the body or the soul after death. And . the expression of -Mr. Nelson's soul took the form, most "useful for his time. Two Wars The indications are now that the European war will end and peace and friendship will be established long before the Mexican trouble can adjust itself. In fact, in all probability it can never adjust Itself. Villa and Obregon and Carranza and Zapata will be disturbing the air with ridiculous claims of "vic tories." New scrappers will arise,' heading new fac tions, and new fuel will be constantly adding to the flames of Mexican discord. The Mexican war is the nearest approacn to perpetual motion that has ever been made! However, we think that as soon as peace has been established in Europe, quiet, if not peace, will begin to return to Mexico. If we do not facilitate the establishment of order there before the European .tuat,ion , have, adjusted their now somewhat tangled affairs, they will take the job off of our hands in u somewhat summary manner. They will "grab it off," so to speak, and will give us a lesson, a little humiliating, but none the less valuable, in the art of policing refractory peoples and putting down in ternational mobs. THE HAWKEYES (Written for and Read at the Annual Picnic of the Iowa Society of Arizona, at Riverside Park, Phoenix, April 17, 1915) Fair Iowa! A thousand tongues her wealth and power attest. Peer of her mates among the states that make the Middle West! Year after year, with scarce a lapse, a golden har vest smiles In all her fruitful, broad expanse of green and bil lowy miles. Two rivers, masterful and strong, enfold her in their arms. And jewel-lakes in greenery set enhance her myriad charms; And many shining, lesser streams flow her wide bor ders through Whose crystal benedictions bless the dear home land we knew. How friendly all the Hawkeyes are, I never can forget, Those "better people in the world" are not discov ered , y et. Pretense, and sham, and idle bluff, are not their stock in trade; They're mostly of the stuff whereof good citizens are made. The men are loyal, true and brave, in self-reliance strong. Not prone to vary from the right, or compromise with wrong. Possessed, of all the attributes which glorify the sex, , The women bring no petty faults their happy lords to vex. s Each baby, too, Is wonderful, a tiny prince or queen, No better, brighter, sweeter tots are elsewhere ever seen. , And fair homes built in pleasant spots, and shady . Eden bowers. Are hung with tapestry of vines, and beautified with flowers. , Here Comfort and Contentment dwell, and Joy and Wealth increase; ..-.". Though half the world is plunged in war, the Hawk eyes live In peace. Thus may they evermore abide while long years come and go, . i With life as sweet as any dream that mortals ever ' know. - Some claim the name of Iowa denotes "The Sleepy Ones;" - - - . They mean, perhaps, the Indians dead, and not her living sons. The later ones are quite alert, and very. much alive. They seem to make supreme success the goal for which they strive. Our baby commonwealth shall be as grand and proud a state As Hawkeye land, with fame as broad and destiny as great. ... , ; : So, while we name our treasures here, and count them o'er and o'er, We love' not Iowa the less, but Arizona more. ANDREW DOWNING. LOGICAL Little James I . (Concerning the Present and Primitive Methods of Christening Battleships) "Fer th' Reeson", sez My Paw," "at Arizony bein' a Ared State an' th' Peeple aint had much Experyunce Lonchin Battelships, an' seein' 'at we got wun on our han's now to Loncli, I'm goin' to let 'em know how it's done. A Battelship can't be Lonched Rite ac cordin' to law 'less they's a Bottel con- tainin' some Kind of a Flooid, busted ' acrost th' Bough of th' Vessle. This is always done by a Young Lady of th' State after which th' Battelship is named after, an' she must be th' Best Lookin' wun in th' State accordin' to a Standard of Buty fixed by th' Guvner. All this in pervltled fer by Law. "The' Crissenin' of a Battelship ust to be done in a very Primitif manner. Th' Young woman bein' Armed with a Bottel was stashuned off at wun Side an' a little in front of th" Battelship or th' Croozer as th' Case mite be, an' jist as th' Vessle started down what's called th' Waze which has been Greesed fer th' Decent, th' Master of th' Serrymonies yells at th' Young Wo man, 'Now, -Shoot!' Generly she Mist th' Vessle an' Wounded some of th' In- I nercent Bistatiilers an' Ooanhnly she j Hit a War ship of some Frendly Na- t shun which was present as a Gest of ' Onner. This-here Hapened so offen 'at Countries with which we wu;; Nom- inly on Good Turns with, made Inkwi- ries through what's called Diplomatic! Channels whether this here almost t'n- ! broken Series of Assolts was a string j of Co-incidences or was to be Vued by them as Hosstyle Acks done Inten ; shunle liehint a Woman's Skirts. "Our Guvcrnment made Doo Apol- lidgfB an; iippinted a Comislr.m of Ser- geants to make a Investygushun an' Find out -an' Report why a Woman cuddent never throw at anything with- out Hittin' somebody in th' Adjacent i Skool distriek. Th' Comishun reported ! an sed at it found at th' Clavicles in a Woman's Shoulder Blades was made too Long fo's 'at her Ame was Diverted thereby, an' the Comishun Recom mended 2 Coarsra' fer th' Guvernment to l'ersoo. Wun was tir"have anuther Vessle stashuned neer to th' Vessle to be Lonched fer her to Throw at so's 'at th' Chances of her Hittin' th' Doomed Battelship 'II be Increesed. The' other Coarse was fer th' Guvcrnment to Hire Perftshnle Bass Ball Pitchers to Put 'Em Over. "Neethcr Kecommendashun was adopt but th' Guvernment took th' l're coshun agin Axidence by havin' th' Bottel fixt to a String so's 'at when th' Femail Crissener let Loose of it il'd hit th' Battleship in a Vitle Spot where it's shore to bust th' Bottel without no harm to th' Unlookers or any Risk of disturbin' what's called th' Comity of Nahuns. 'Th' Injunooty of Man Which was nut to th' Test by th' Oncertinty of a Woman's Ame has made th' Crissenin' of Battelships ns simple an' Safe as th' noo Methods of Hangin' of Electer- cootin' by th' Meer sliovin of a Leever or th' pushin' of a Button." LITTLE JAMES. BELIEVES "AVERAGE AMERICAN IS NOT WORTH WHILE:" WILL DIVORCE HUSBAND AND MAKE BID FOR GLORY ON THE STAGE Mrs. Marguerite Upton Hopkins of Washington, D. C has lost all faith in men and declares that the average American man is decidedly not worth while. She thinks the only real career for a woman is on the stage, so she will become an actress pretty soon. Mrs. Hopkins has an other big idea, to wit: that she is the best dressed woman in the national capital. Her husband, Sherbourne Hopkins, Jr., represents many Mexi can and Central American interests in Washington, and is at present somewhere in Central America. "But, wherever he is," Mrs. Hopkins emphatically states, "he is poing to have a divorce suit to defend." e Til Uf 0 f We Make Abstracts of Title Have for Twenty-five Years. Our abstract work is cor rect, hut the title itself may lie defective. "The Safe Way" is to let us make, examine and Guarantee the Title. Phoenix Title and Trust Co. 18- N. First Ave. Nurse Goodness me, what 'ave you been doing to your dolls? Joan Charley's killed them. He said they were made In Germany, and how. were we to know they weren't spies? Punch. : . t Where the People f May Have Hearing I STATEMENT BY MR. IRVINE Relative to two communications by Mr. J. A. R. Irvine printed by The Republican previous to the late mun icipal election, the following corre spondence has taken place: April 10, 1915. Mr. J. A. R. Irvine, J'hoenix, Ariz. Dear Sir: Mr. Conway, district manager of Warren Hrothers com pany has consulted me with reference to the two articles caused by you to be published in the Arizona Republi can one In the Issue of Sunday morning, April 4, 1915, and one in the issue ut Tuesday morninp, April 6, 1915. In the second of these two articles you state: The fact is, the kind of AMERICAN WOMAN FLEES CARRANZA If' ) Mrs. W. G. Wimberly. Fleeing from Carranza forces, who drove her from her home in the min ing town of Pachuca and later trail ed her to the coast when she escaped their vigilance in Mexico City, Mrs. G.' W. Wimberly, wife of an Ameri can mining engineer who is now a refugee in San Salvador, has just reached San Francisco.' The Wim berlys left Mexico when it became apparent that Carranza was deter mined to confiscate all their money adB01,erty--- paving recommended by Air. Faris'n, and which is known as 'asphalt ic concrete' laid under the Topeka speci fications, is positively the same so far as durability is concerned, as the pav- ing- now laid in I'hoenix and can be laid from $1.25 to $1.55 per yard as against $2.1 per yard for the bitu lithicj' And in the first article you make the statement that "The charge of incompetence was alleged, but by whom? He was prosecuted by two of the highest priced lawyers in the state and it is commonly reported that a certain paving company as sisted in paying for them." Mr. Conway states positively that the first of the above statements is untrue: that asphaltic concrete laid under the Topeka specifications is not the same, as far as durability is con cerned, as the paving now laid in I'hoenix and that such paving cannot be laid in Phoenix for $1.55 per yard o less. He also states that if the statement about a "paving company's assisting in paying for the prosecu tion of the charges against Mr. Par ish was intended to refer to him or his company, the same is absolutely untrue. I have advised Mr. Conway that both of the above statements are ac tionable in a civil suit the one in Tuesday's issue because it injures the business interests of the Warren Brothers' company by a misrepre sentation as to the (iHulity of its pavement, and the one in Sunday's issue because it injures the business interests of the company by the mis representation that the company took part in ousting the former city mana ger. Mr. Conway states that the statements are particularly injurious to the interests of the company be cause of your standing as a property owner, having extensive interests in the city, and people naturally believe that you have not made the above statements without investigating their Correctness, and hence, he feels I hat the matter cannot be ignored by him bu that he must insist on your state ments being corrected. I presume that the statements were made by you in the heat of the dis cussion over the removal of the former manager and without any particular investigation as to their correctness. If so, it seems to me that the proper course fur you ti pursue is to explain and retract the same. If you feel satisfied of their correctness, I pre sume that there is no wr.y out but to try the issue. Kindly advise me of your attitude in regard to the matter in order that I may report the same to Mr. Con way. Personally, I should prefer very much if the . matter were amicably adjusted. Very truly yours, J. L. CIJST. To the foregoing Mr. Irvine makes reply as follows: ""I have no desire to mislead any one, so I give Mr. Conway's state ments as repeated by his attorney as the best refutation of the report that either he or his company assisted in paying the attorneys. "As to the asphaltic concrete style of paving laid under the Topeka spe cifications, I was in error .as to the prices quoted. They should have been $1.70 to $1.80 per square yard. The word 'positively' instead . of 'practi cally,' relative to the merits of the two styles of paving was a typo graphical error and I was made to say what 1 did not intend. "Hoping this will satisfy the ob jections of Mr. Conway, 1 am "Very respectfully, "J. A. R. IRVINE." o '"CLOTURE" The great argument against cloture in the senate is that there should be some place in our system of govern ment where questions can be discus sed fully which is absolutely true but even a good thing can be overdone, and unquestionably it is sometimes overdone in the senate. Mere gar rulity is not discussion, and in the senate there is no limit to speech ex cept human endurance the endur ance of the senator who is doing the talking. "When a filibuster against a particular measure Is carried to seen a.'i extreme' as to defeat mess tires absolutely necessary for the pub lic welfare, it. betomes not only a farce, but a nuisance, and should be abated. Public opinion, when fully aroused, is an irresistable force. I once heard a great senator say that no bill was ever defeated in the senate which a clear mujerity eif the American peo ple really wanted. It might be de Ir.yed, but e'oulel not be indefinitely postponed, lie cited the ant-ndm?nts providing foi the elee'tion- of lniled States senators by popular vote and the income tax as samples. There fore, according to his dictum, when senators conclude that a majority of our people demand cloture in the senate, then and not earlier the sen ate will adopt cloture mild, easy elot tire, something midway between the severe cloture of the house and i the utter lack of e'loture in the sen ale. They perhaps will adopt a rule at the end of five or ten or fifteen oi even twenty days of debate on JEFFERY CARS Are Sold on MERIT EVERY DETAIL IS A TALKING POINT AND EVERY "TALKING POINT" MEANS AN AC TUAL VALUE TO YOU- A POINT OF STRENGTH, OF CONVENIENCE OR OF ECONOMICAL OPER ATION. McARTHUR PHONE 519 BROTHERS form of cloture is not like-ly to be adopted in a hurry, for the chances are that a majority of senators do not believe that a majority of the people elemand senatorial cloture. The average citizen considers leg islative results more than legislative methods. So soon as he discovers, if he ever does, that beneficent and remedial legislation is blocked and defeated in the senat by reason of a -lack of cloture, he will force clot ure, for in political and legislative matters the average citizen is su preme. Champ Clark, in the April number of the North American Re view. o HOPED TO "LAND OLD DEAR;" DIDN'T; NOW SUES HIM FOR $500 COO it n Mrs. Ida M. McNabb. Mrs. Ida M. McNabb, Milwaukee oardinor house keeper and former Upper Michigan charitable associa tion field agent, is suing J. S. Kinney, multi-millionaire iron mine owner of Stambaugh, Mich., for $500,000 for breach of promise. 4'he suit is being heard in Washington, D. C, Kinney's present home. In one of ilrj. Ale- any . u wu, e in oruer tp move & j k housckeeper she the prevjous question on the bill or refeiri to Kjnney (lmt she on the lull and all amendments to' ,,, ' , . i j j',. the final passage. Kven that mild "hoped to land the old eieur." HEIRLOOMS Should Be Protected Many people have heirlooms that are very-valuable and highly prized yet they hide them in some in secure place about the. house. - . Give them Positive Protection by putting 'them in our Fire and liurglar Proof Vault. Safe Deposit Iioxes for rent. 3.00 and up per year. The Valley Bank Phoenix, Arizona