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'i HE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN l'UOEMX, AH1.ONA Published Kvery Morning ly Ihe ARIZONA PUBLISHING COMPANY All communication!! to be addressed to the Company; Office. Corner of Scond and Adams Streets. Kntered at the Postofflce at Phoenix. Arizona, ai Mail Matter of the Second Class. ' President and General Manager Dwight B. Heard liiisiness Manager.. Charles A. Stauffer Kditor J. W. Spear NVws Editor If. W. Hall SPHKCR1PTION RATES IN ADVANCE I'nily and Sunday, one year. $8.00 I ailv and Sund.iy. six months . . . 4 00 ttitily and Sundny, three montU. .-- 2.00 I'ally and Sunday, one month 7. M EM 13 EH OP T1IK ASSOC1ATKD PRESS Receiving Pull Night Report, by Leased Wire. The Amoctnted Press Ms rTilusively entitled to the tine for republication of all news dispatches cred ited to it or r.ot otherwise credited in this paper end also the lootil news published herein. All rijrhtj of republication of specinl despatches herein sre nlso refierved. TELEPHONES Ki.rnn., Advertising or Circulation.... 44J2 'iditorial or News 4433 J )1 Prlniing 448H iltuierul Advertising Representative. Robert E. Ward; New York Office, Itniti'H'it'k Building; Chicago office. Mailers Building. WEDNESDAY MOKNINC, N( )VE.M HER, 2X, 1917... THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 28, 1917 "Had I boon allowed 1o vote I would have voted for war. J hate war with a terrible hatred. Yet, I would have voted for this war, as a .surgeon cuts to cure a sore that will not head."1 Mary Roberts Rim-hart. Soldiers' Christmas Those who lifive lovcJ ones in th1 army or navy an; plunniug eloquent tokens, of their affection and pride to contribute to their Christmas cheer wherever I lie day may dawn for them. It is not near so much a duty that is thus performed as the gratification of i heir ow n sense of happiness. To bring the heart warmth of a day's pleasure to these valiant defenders of a nation's faith is to us all a very tender joy. It makes the thought of our sacrifice sweeter to know that these affectionate gifts shall stir the recolletions of home ami family, and cast a rosy tinge upon the horizon of a day that must be dark with the dread .M'nse of responsibility and impending suffering and pain. To do without our own Christmas cheer that those we love may profit the more in loving remem brance, is to make for lis a Yule-tide, touched with I he spiritual grace of self-denial. Thousands of young men would be remembered hi Christmas by loving friends. Other thousands are without friends or with friends who would be unable :" express their affection in Christmas gifts. P.ut the noble Red Ctoss has seen to it that there shall be Christmas gifts for all. All over this broad land this matter has been taken in hand witn the result that fr Verv sohtier of Hip 1 .",00 Onil in service either nt home or overseas, will each receive a Christmas pack fie on Christmas morning. They arc now on tile way. Tl;e Phoenix chapbr of the Red Cross has dispatched gifts to the more than IluO who have gone from this couni . A result of this work of the Red Cross will be nut onle to brine- cheer to thns,. enlist,. ,1 in thr, ,,-l of their country; they will also more fully appreciate i lint it country which thus remembers them is worth fighting for and worth dying for. The New War Correspondent The calhnv youth whom we call war correspond fu's and who are rattling around in the places once tilled by Forbes, Stevens and lleid keep us fed up on conjecture, discriptions of the effect of this or that military operation, and the intention of the allies or the enemy to do this or that thing next. We will ad mit that the new crop of war correspondents has not the same opportunities that the old enjoyed. They !et their news mostly at second hand and it may be said of it that it i. not much worse than the official communiques. ; It is when the wings of the correspondent are wholly free and he takes his flight into the magazines that we see him at his best or at his worst. Then we are told precisely how it should be done and must he done when the bandages are taken from the eyes of the military experts and those experts will consent to follow in the lead of the correspondents who but yesterday were in swaddling clothes. Their ignorance is refreshing and they are not alone in it. Even Washington military men, when the Italian push was under way three weeks ago divined the purpose of the Germans to break into France through Italy. Why Germany should want to do that if it could and proceed in a roundabout way where they would be met quickly by the allied forces was ''.iven no consideration. The correspondents and the 4 Washington military men only knew that if "beyond the Alps lies Italy" on one side, on the other, France must lie. Napoleon had crossed, and so had Han ; 'Jiibnl with elephants. So then could the Austrians with Skodas and the Germans with big Berthas. It ' never occurred to the correspondents that there is no ''more difficult crossing in the whole field of war. It looked like nice level ground on the map. We Ar Too Hysterical , It is an American habit to hasten to be first in tpreading information and in consequence we fall sometimes into ridiculous error which would have a tendency to destroy confidence in us if the American people did not forget so quickly. A few weeks ago Vhcn Kerensky arose out yf the Russian ruck we haile him as a statesman of the first water; a god-given instrument to erect a democracy upon the hole which had suddenly been blown into imperialism. In our enthusiasm we did not think that a hole is not a good foundation for any sort of a structure. But our eyes were fixed upon Kerensky. The papers and magazines printed pictures of him usially in the attitude of a commander-in-chief urging the Russian armies on to' victory. He had had, it is true, no military training, but then, neither had Joan of Arc. The days of miracles were not necessarily over. Joan was a super normal, so Kerensky was a superman. We have since een singing his name low or not at all. ;., We shall probably have more difficulty in ex ploiting the next prodigy. We may even go so far h to insist upon some accomplishment before we go to the expense of making cuts of him to be printed on UK' first page. We have been altogether too hysterical, too much given to elation over favorable turns of events, find to depression on account of unfavorable tprns. The war 1st not going; to be won or lost In the twinkling of an eye and it will not be decided in any great battler in any one campaign hnwever-decisive that battle or that campaign may seem to be in Itself. iThe collapse of Russia and the retreat of the Ital ians gave no ground for fear that the Germans were winning the vfar. Nor does the fighting about Cam brai indicate that the allies are gaining any advantage that will be worth any more than the advantages won on the Somme. AH these events are only faint 'scratches on a hard surface. The space devoted to them by the newspapers tends to mislead the people as to their importance just the same as misstatements would deceive them. Mr. Daniels' Apology It is one thing to possess a sense of humor ani another to be able to hold it in check, direct the times of iti; outbreaks and guide it in proper channels. Para phrasing a remark once made concerning fire, humor is a good servant but a bad master. It is the man who indulges in humor only infrequently that gets into trouble; he is not familiar with his tools, and so, cuts himself. Now here is Secretary of the Navy Daniels, cow ering under lashes wielded by thousands of women who understood that he had made light ,of their ef forts with knitting needles to make the world safe for democracy. Mr. Daniels now says he never meant it. In a lighter moment he uncorked his humor bottle and the volatile stuff got away from him. If he had been serious, he says, he would have praised these good, patriotic1 women for what they are doing with their knitting needles. The navy needs all the sweat ers, socks and scarfs it can get. It is a noble work in which they are engaged and in corroboration of his tribute, Secretary Daniels induces Secretary Baker also to arise and aver that it is a noble and helpful work. It is never safe to joke about a serious matter and knitting for the army is serious or nothing. Not withstanding that the secretary made a blunder by his facetiousness, we think the ladies ought to accept his re-statement and apology. The very blunde itself proves that Mr. Daniels is human and we all like hu man people. It is a good deal better to' make such a mistake as Mr. Daniels has made than to be guilty of such as von Tirpitz made. Mr. Daniels, of course, did not know, what he has since learned that this work was not begun and has not been done in a hap-hazzard fashion, but that from the beginning, it has been systematically performed. Classes for the teaching of knitting have been formed in every section of the country and millions of women have been shown how their work may be made the most efective. Behind it all has been a warm enthu siasm and a noble patriotism. We notice that the El Paso war correspondents have divided the military operations in Mexico into "sectors" just like a real war. But there is actually only one "sector" in the Mexican war. It is movable like Easter. It is wherever Villa happens to be. Again we would like to know what has become or is to become of that $100 out of which two Phoenix men were defrauded in a bootlegging deal. The pub lic machinery certainly cannot be employed in the restoration of the money. The city or the county can not become a party to this transaction on either side. OF THE OLD SCHOOL I had never doubted that love for the starry emblem was a sort of ineradicable caste mark on the hearts of the native born. It seemed to me that i had always known the story of the flag, and that brave men had died for it, and that nothing had ever stained it I knew that word "stained" as applied to the flag before I was old enough to understand its figurative application. My father and grandfather and great-grandfather served the flag. My memories of my father are dis tinctly visual a spare figure, very erect, gray haired and gray mustached; a Loyal Legion button; a war time limp corrected with a cane; a black velvet smoking jacket and a way he had of rocking slowly on the legs of his study chair, squinting at "Marmion" through a cloud of cigar smoke a very gentle, hon orable and chivalrous American of & "school" the like of which the wortd will never see again. I think this memory is the only legacy I would be presumptuous enough to claim from a nobler generation. My vener ation for it is inseparable from my pride in the part my father played in keeping the stars of '61 in the flag. My father read "The Man Without a Country" to his boys. He was fond of reading to his family and read beautifully, with a scholar's relish for precise enunciation, tasting perfect diction with the delight of an epicure, while we sat, literally, at his feet, con scious of the slow, steady rocking of his chair. "The Lay of the Last Minstrel," "Ivanhoe" to this day Scott's lines awaken dear ghosts of that hallowed library and the aroma of leather bindings, wood smoke and cigars soft, gray wraiths drifting across the tapestry of the years. Scribner's Magazine. NO CONTROVERSY "Pardon me, sir, but ai you J. Fuller Gloom?" "Yes," replied the pessimist. "Well, then, Mr. Gloom, what " "There is no room for argument, sir. I admit it." MAYOR AS SUGAR "CORNERER" M. Hubert, mayor of lieauce, has been suspended from office for a month for having retained a large number of sugar coupons for his personal use. European edition of the New York Herald. SULTAN'S YOUNGER SON SUCCEEDS TO EGYPTIAN THRONE Prince Ahmad Fuad. . The new Sultan of Egypt, Prince Ahmad Fuad, is the younger son of the late Sultan Hussien Kamil and hag succeeded to the throne after the older son had renounced the posi tion of sultan in a letter to his father. The new sultan was edu cated chiefly in Italy and though at one time he was a candidate for the Albanian throne he preferred to de-J vote himself to Egyptian interests. SWClPIf SI1SBT0 SfflE Fll SETS Yesterday was automobile stage day in the office of the state corporation commission. The first action of the commission under this head was to order the citation of the Union Auto Stage company for contempt for fail ure to comply with an order of the commission on February 24 of last year, fixing the rates between Phoe nix and Globe and Miami and inter mediate points. It is alleged that the stage compa ny has been guilty of rebating from Miami. Tb,e complaint was made by Wes Hill of a competing stage line and his complaint is supported by sev eral affidavits of persons who have enjoyed the rebating. The tickets of some of the affiants, are attached to their affidavits. In several cases it is sworn that two tickets were sold from Miami to Phoe nix for $ir, though the one way rate as fixed by the commission is $10. Another affidavit sets forth that the affiant purchased a ticket for $10 and paid only $8.50 for it. The company Is cited to appear on December 8 and show cause why it should not be ad judged guilty of contempt. The other matter before the com mission was the application of C. M. Shannon, proprietor of a stage route between Wickenburg and the Monte Cristo mine, for a schedule of rates and for the regulation of the traffic Between those and intermediate points bhannon states that his is the only regular tine ana the only one main taintng a regular service; he is also the mail carrier. His rate between the termini is $2.25. Passengers are sometimes carried by rent vehicles for irom. io to $10. bhannon carries in surance on his cars, so as to be able to indemnify passengers for injuries tney may sustain. lhe commission ordered in a rate of $2.25 and the discontinuance of ir regular service. Persons desiring to enter into competition with Shannon must do so on the terms prescribed by the commission. They must be limited to ten miles an hour, must take out insurance and deposit their policies with the commission; they may not employ as chauffeur any one unaer tne age of 21 years. Commissioner Jones and J. M. Phil npowsKi, stenograpner for the com mission, were at Tucson yesterday in vestigating a complaint by Willis. Wal ker on behalf of himself and a com pany of farmers, against the Suahar ita Water company. It Is alleged that the land was sold by the water com pany to the farmers with an agree ment for the delivery of sufficient water to irrigate it but that the com pany, having unloaded the land, has become careless as to the delivery of the water. mrasi TIT 5ME 01 LIFE ION SEHS 01 THANKSGIVING Declaring he had shot Calvin Heath in order to protect himself, J. F. Ray nor, the aged defendant in the murder case, pleaded self defense when on trial in Judge Stanford's division of the superior court yesterday. I The state rested its case before the afternoon recess and the defendant was on the stand until court adjourned in me anernoon. lie will not be recalled this morning and it is quite possible that his fate will be decided by the jury before Thanksgiving day. Raynor was on the stand an hour and a half in all and under direct ex amination told a connected story of self defense. When cross Questioned by the county attorney his answers were not so prompt and he was forced to answer questions that placed him in the light of the aggressor. The witness declared that he had returned to his house for his gun because he expected trouble. "I waited as long as l could wait before I fired," he testified. "You know it was not Heath's pur pose to kill or injure you but only to prevent your cutting the dyke that he followed you," from the county attor ney. -You armed with your gun and your son, Harry Raynor, and son-in-law Bert Storm, protected with shov els, made no effort to talk over the water trouble with Heath, who was unarmed," accused Mr. Laney. "You, are in the habit of drawing a gun?" he inquired of the witness, who ad mitted that he had drawn a gun be fore in self defense. Raynor said he was confident that he would have been attacked and that he had repelled assault with the gun. "Now isn't it a fact that if Heath had assaulted you a;i you had to do was to seek refuge venmd vour son who was standing beside you?" asked tne state s attorney. He further con tended that Heath was IB feet awav when he was shot. "That is not true," said the witness who had previously testified that Heath had advanced on him. "You know there were no powder marks on his face," insisted Laney. In line with this testimony was that of Deputy Sheriff Charles Nafzinger who said that the wound in chin and throat showed that Heath had not been leaning forward when shot. James K.- Thompson was the first witness called by the state after the engineer had been called to identify the map introduced. The lay of the land was thoroughly gone into. Thompson stated that Raynor was the aggressor, approaching Heath on his own ground with the remark: "We can't have water coming down this way. Don't waste words about it, we are going to cut the dam." The witnesses were placed under rule, the majority of which are rel atives of the accused man. Thev will be called this morning to testify in the tragedy which is the outgrowth of the flooding of Raynor's land in Avon dale last April. o Thanksgiviii Specials Rolled Rib Roast, lb. Loin Steak, lb. Hamburger, lb. - 2 lbs. for 35c 2iy2c 30c 20c WE HAVE GRAIN FED TURKEYS 3ST52 Open till 9 o'clock tonight Hurley's Market 114 East Washington St. Phones 788789 Closed all day Thursday Thanksgiving HfJJW mt-iWI. TK WW." RA IfW county moneys, was entitled to have banquet at the Adams, given in honor the county moneys deposited with it. The county treasurer, Joe Burgess, has for some time been depositing the county moneys with another bank at St. John, which paid no interest thereon. The county treasurer, in his answer contended that the county treasurer had the right to cancel his designa tion of the St. John State bank as a depository and to deposit the money in any bank that suited him, but the su perior court held against him. There will be a, union Thanksgiving service this year as usual. It is to be held in the First Methodist Episcopal church at 7:30 o'clock Thanksgiving day evening and the offering this year will go to the Armenian war sufferers. The program for the service is as follows: Organ, voluntary. Hymn, Choir and congregation. Invocation, Rev. J. A. Wailes. Responsive reading and Gloria. Prayer, Rev. Geo. M. Leheigh. Anthem, Sing unto the Lord with Thanksgiving; Batson; Chorus choir. Reading of the president's and gov ernor's proclamation, Rev C. M. Rock. Offering, Appeal by Rev. J. L. Mar quis. Duet. Fulfillment; Mrs. Gandy and Miss Hazard. Hymn, Choir and congregation. Sermon, Rev. W. S. Buchanan. Hymn, Choir and congregation. Benediction. Pastlude. nil! SEES Members of the Kiwanis club were pleasurably entertained yesterday as the guests of Munson Bros. Olive Oil company. The regular meeting of the club was held at the Y. M. C. A. rooms with Jay Alkire acting as chairman. After lunch machines were pressed into service and the Kiwanians were taken to the Munson factory and shown the processes of pickling and oil making. The industry thrives in the present fall season. LACTEAL FLUID OF ISIS PDPuLAH GLENDALE, Nov. 28. Verne Walt ers has bought two fine milch goats one is a Foggenberg and the other is a Saaneu. Mr. Walters says this will solve the high cost of milk prob lem at his house. The goats are pets and can easily be taken care of on a city lot. The two give more milk than his family of four persons will use. Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Miller and L. E. Conway attended the Equitable in surance agents meeting in Phoenix last night. They also attended the of Leslie York of New York, who is on a tour of the west, inspecting the agencies of various states. Cecil Redding and wife have a new boy at their house, who weighs 11 pounds. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Weigold have a 9 pound boy at their house. The newcomer arrived Monday. The Red Cross room will not be open Thanksgiving day. Those in charge wish to announce that the room will be open all day Tues day. Mrs. George Walters is in charge of the sewing Tuesday and Mrs. Lafayette Meyers in charge-of the knitting. Another lot of yarn has arrived to be distributed. , A loaded oil car left the track and turned turtle yesterday morning as the regular freight crew was switching in the vicinity of the irn house. No one was hurt and tho siding is being repaired. George Sturdevant, a well konwn engineer was at the Glenwocd Hotel Monday on an important business mission. He returned to Phoenix Tuesday. It is reported that Ed Rudolph the "Ford specialist" has bought the Fuller barn on Grend avenue and will erect a garage building on the site. This is across from the Santa Fe station and is considered a splendid location. TO SERVE FEAST Tanner Chapel, Afircan Methodist Episcopal church will serve a country dinner from 11:30 o'clock until 8 o'clock yiis evening at the corner of Second and Jefferson streets. The church will be the beneficiary of the dinner receipts and It is expected that a round sum will be realized. Fried chicken, stewed chicken and dumplings, barbecued beef and pork are some of the good things which will be served. C. S. V. Jones is the manager and R. H. Herring, pastor of tile church. Anna Marooney is the secertary. o FAGTDHY SHY MONEY SETTLED 'Phoenix.SngravitigQmpanij MAKE CUTS THAT PRINT S. HARRY ROBERTSON 35 East Washington St. Phone 1709 Mention was made in The Republi can of the case of the St. John State bank and Apache county vs. Joe Bur gess, county treasurer, which was a suit for mandamus to compel him to deposit thexhoney of the county in the St. John State bank. This case was tried last month and taken under ad visement by Judge Perkins of Flag staff, before whom the case was tried. He has just rendered his decision and granted the mandamus prayed for. His decision holds that the St. John State bank, having been legally des ignated as a county depository for Report of the Condition of THE CENTRAL BANK OF PHOENIX At Phoenix, in the State of Arizona, at the close of business on November 20, 1917. RESOURCES Loans and Discounts, less due from Directors $407,091.13 Due from Directors 1,400.00 Overdrafts 764.S9 United States Bonds 31,059.00 State, County and Municipal Bonds , .... 13,000.00 Other Bonds, Stocks, Securities, etc 46,402.39 Banking House, Furniture and Fixtures 14,806.33 Real Estate .. . . 3,000.00 Specie .. .' $ 13,747.79 Legal Tender and National Bank Notes 45,032.09 Exchanges for Clearing 22,523.63 Other Cash Items '. 2,232.05 Due from State and National Banks, Approved Reserve Agents 43,514.80 Due from State and National Banks, not Reserve Agents u 7,642.25 134,092.52 Total J651.616.24 LIABILITIES . Capital Stock paid in 50,900.00 Undivided Profits, Less Current Exp. & Taxes & Interest paid 8.6S3.84 Individual Deposits subject to check ......$415,125.14 Savings Deposits 46,758.81 Demand Certificates of Deposit '. 2,634.97 Time Certificates of Deposit 64,183.85 Certified Checks 62.41 Cashier's checks outstanding 4,234.98 Due State and National Banks 34,932.24 567,932.40 Bills Payable. 25,000.00 $651,616.24 Total STATE OF ARIZONA, COUNTY OF MARICOPA, ss. I, J. J. Fagan, assistant cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the abovo statement is true to the best of my knowledge and blief. J. J. FAGAN, Asst Cashier. Subscribed and eworn to before me this 27th day of November, 1917. F. W. GRIFFEN, Notary Public, My commission expires July 16, 1920. CORRECT Attest RICHARD E. SLOAN P. K. LEWIS V E. T. COLLINGS ... Directors r-'.lwMSi,."l'ijj?'-iT.'; Who Will Be Your Executor This is a very important question to your family. Off-hand you will no doubt an swer, "my wife, of course," but is it wise. Is she entirely familiar with your business affairs i If left suddenly to pick up your business and carry it on, could she do it i Isn't it expecting too much to trust blindly that without experience of any kind, she can develop business acumen over night to suc cessfully handle an estate that it has taken you years to build up and brought you many hours of worry to manage? There's a bet ter way Better for her peace of mind and safer for her future. Appoint this Trust Company Executor by Will. Let us relieve her entirely of all the many details of clos ing up the estate and getting it into condi tion for a woman to handle without nerve wrecking worry. The fees of a Trust Com pany (fixed by law) could be lost many times over by her inexperienced manage ment. Come in and have a confidential talk about a Will and Trust Company Manage ment of Estates there is no obligation incurred. The Phoenix Savings Bank & Trust Co.