THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN. THURSDAY MORNING. JUNE 2G. 1919
. TWELFTH DISTRICT
Al'hoiiKh l.t! k of rain in Washing
tnn, Oregon and Idaho is causing some slightly
anxiety as to arain production, gen- ! month.
sral huxinera and agricultural condi- I ' from. S' l"T ctntL t0
pal cities during May aggregated. $?.
i 577,54"). an increase of 25.4 per tent
I over May, 191?.
' Exports from Pacific roast ports
! during April aggregated J56.19S.0OO. an
increase of 16.7 per cent over April.
IMS, but a decrease of 19 per cent from
the figures for .March of thin year.
The principal item of export was rail
way material bound for Russia. Im
ports consisted mostly of vegetable
Business failures within the district
were only half the number recorded
for May. 19 IS. but total liabilities were
13 per cent greater and assets 61 per
cent less. Interest rates are firm but
lower than the preceding
The rate in industrial centers
' ; f,.-.m 1;. tnr cent R nar nrt onrl
m agricultural centers I per cent is
the prevailing rate.
federal reserve district, composed of I Runic deposits on fay 12, 1913,
Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Califoi- ! showaU an increase over those of May
, , , , ., , i i l'J. ISIS, and March 4, 1319, everywhere
ma. Idaho, I tali, Nevada. Alaska and withjn the iatrict ' ave' , '0g(U.n
Hawaai. I L' tah, and Tacoma. Washington, where
Tins announcement is contained in , there was a decrease of 1.S12 per cent
a Miiietm made public today by .lie . over the report of May 10. 1918. and a I attorny general that there is open
fe.lei- ,1 reserve bank of San Krancisco. fa'.limr off of 9.40:: m'r cent over the competition in their business, mav b
ri,in harvest ha - begun in Cali-1 report of March I'M. Ocden fell i followed by proceedings charging the
md according to estimates . 0ff 1.9::3 ner cent from its March 4 re- ! manufacturers with violating the
TOPEKA. June 25. The prelimlnarr
proceedings in a scheduled sweeping
investigation of changes that road ma- i
terial men ate in a combine to control j
prices and regulate production ami '
output of materials for the purpose of j
making excessive profits, nave been !
started here by Richard J. Hopkros.
attorney general. Cement manufac
turers in Kansas are appearing before
Mr. Hopkins to explain that they are
not operating their business in viola
tion of the Kansas statutes to prevent
"discrimination or unfair trade.''
This preliminary proceeding, if. t'h
cement men are unable to convince the
!elrc;tl of i
v. heat crop
1 by Hie I'liifrl States I
rop emmiaieH, tins year s j jiay 10, 191$.
in i m.i l siaie win ie me !
i 'or Wa -hihTon. Oregon, and Idaho
the crcaJcM wheat crop in history is;
leciiirted. with an estimated 59 per!
l ent to'al it-ereaM' over the 191S n op I
for the four s.ates. j
Kai ly barley and winter wheat hu-'
i 1 le, t well hut late sown crops are in :
ooor condition and some have been cut !
lor hay. Dry winds riming the first!
week in June shrivelled some when? j
and barley in the Sacramento valley,;
but no general damage was done. ;
The California, lemon crop is thej
largest in the state's history, being
: imiitctl at 1.00i,iio boxes, or nearly:
I .;.. jn excess of the bumper crop
of Iv.'i years ago. The navel orange:
rop within the state is estimated at:
.;oo tKMi boxes as compared with 4.--ee.iiiiii
boxes last season.
I'eeiduous frui's throughout the
; i id ai" doing well, save for the:
'recon prunes which have been drop-:
I'ing heavily. Walnuts and grapes are
making favorable progi ess. I
Arizona, is cutting her second crop i
'' alfalfa along wit li southern Xevann !
and California. 1'tah. northern Neva - j
Idaho and Oregon are cutting their'
list c-nji. llains during tlie first
week in June have greatly benefited
: be ranges. I.ivestoi k generally is:
oproving in condition and feed mi
" ; !v summer ranges (ominues good. j
I'nemployment us a problem hut-'.
' a ppoa red. the report continues, and
sa,iplv and lieniiind w ithin the district j
a;e now approximately equal. During!
il:c last month the number of unem
ployed in 1'tah has item reduced from
. mhi i0 l.lida. and in California from
7. "on to .Vino. There is a shortage of
labor in the lumber camps and some
o the shipyards and a shortage is an-in-ipatet'
in the ort hards, berry fields
Mi'l ia. merits.
Wholesale ami retail collections art
-""'I. lajiorts from -i wholesalers in
six of the biggest cities shO'.vlns that
,'hiy sales for this year were '.VIA per
cent in excess of those for May. 1918.
and ri',,5 per cent '-reaier in April of
his year than last.
I. timber is in great dcmiind. and
n ilis are opening up to full capacity.
lluiMitig permits issued in 19 princi-
f4 JV y
k - - ft 4m
Tt is be
lieved probtble. however, that If to
day's session is unsatisfactory to the
state Mr. Hopkins will resort to the
inquisitorial powers of his office to
pry into the inner secrets of the al
leged combine. That is the same
remedy Kansas applied to lick
Cement Man Denies Discrimination
V. H. Patterson, president and gen
eral manager of the Frcdonia Port
land Cement company, was the first
manufacturer to appear in today's In
vestigation. He denied there was any
discrimination in his business and also
denied that he charged "Iola factory
price." plus freight from Iola to I-e-donla
for cement at his plant. '.
further questioning, however, he ad
mitted that he sold only slightly under
"Iola plus freight rate price."
Recently when Wyandotte count
attempted to purchase cement, deaU
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Mrs. James KifrfcS of Quiney, HI.,
!s president of a unique club which
the women in her neighborhood
started for the purpose of making
their work easier. The name of the
club is the Co-operative House
keeping Club of Quincy. Rejrular
meetings are held by the club every
week at the homes of the various
members. Each member arranges to
have some special work for the club
to do for her when it is her turn.
Sometimes they do the hostess's can
ning, or her ironing, her mending
nd such things. Mrs. Biggs claims
the dub is a great ruccess, but that
such a club must have a membership
f no more than fifteen.
ers and representatives of a large acteristics. -Mr. Drinkwater,
manufacturing company admitted
I frankly the "freight rate" plan of fix
! In? prices In disi riots. Mr. Hopkins
has the full information concernins
-statements made in AVyandotte county
hefore cement men became wary of
From Mr. Patterson the attorney
jreneral also unearthed a fixed charge
on. every barrel of cement sold to the
public in addition to a "local dealer's
commission." That chaise is for three
mills a barrel. Mr. Patterson said, to
the "Xorcrosa Audit and Statistical
Company of Kansas City."
Reports to Audit Company
Mr. Patterson said he made detailfi
reports to the audit company of his
handling men were more salient char-
for a moral or a political object we
cannot know, has selected the earn
estness and the tenacity and sup
pressed the humor and the qualru
ness. Mr. Rea, who acts Lincoln and
who is made up like the late Lord
Peel after an all night sitting, does
nothing but scold and harangue. All
Americans tell yarns, the most weari
some. habit we know: but of a nation
of yarn tellers Lincoln was the most
indefatigable. On all occasions, atort
et a travers he told stories and cracked
jokes, some of them clownish, others
coarse. He was as great a bore in
this way as Charles II, and when a
man is a king or a president his vic
tims are obliged to listen to "the oft
sales and also'in connection therewith jrepeated tale."
received reports from the "American Such was the Impression Lincoln
Association" about all cement business . made on his contemporaries; but this
throughout the United States. is not what the mjfthmakers wish to
u appears tnat everything about the , preserve; they want Old Abe "to point
ing about the young lady next door,
"She hardly says word; so quiet.
I can't understand why so many men
propose to her."
Tom had his chance at a "comeback."
"I can," he hissed, ma kin? a bee-line
for the stairs.
"Pansy," Mrs. Tom inquired, "who
(As Seen by O. B. Joyful)
Often we have wondered if the cele
brated comic characters were as funny
in real life as they are in the. paper.
So Ave found out.
First, we tackled old Everett True.
cement business that adds cost to the
consumer is fixed and certain and that
everything that would explain just
what purpose an audit company
serves, that apparently does not au
dit, but keeps a check on distribution
and prices through reports, is. one of
those things that comes under the
general statement "that is the way we
run our business." So far that mys
terious process by which cement man
ufacturers arrive at the same price lm
their products, although one ships se -eral
hundred miles and the other none,
has not been explained.
It developed this morning that th5
cement manufacturers are relying on
the federal government to put a stop to
Ihe Kansas investigation into the al
leged "cement combine." A. VT. Shul
this, president of the Western iatcs
Portland Cement company, in a letter
to Mr. Hopkins, declined to appear at
Topeka, and stated that United States,
inspectors have given us a "clear bill
of health," Others repeat the same
statement to the attorney general.
ENGLISH MYTH MAKERS
AND PRESIDENT LINCOLN
a moral, mot to adorn a tale. Ac
cordingly there is not a trace of hu
mor or fun in Mr. Drinkwatei's
presentation, except the joke about
Grant's brand of whisky, which he
could hardly escape, but which in Mr.
Rea's mouth is no laughing matter
at least the audience didn't take it.
We regard this as a great defect in
Mr. Drink,water's play, and an inartis
tic one. For surely Lincoln's earnest
ness and resolution would have been
emphasized by sallies of fun and hu
mor. Cromwell, by the way, has suf
fered much in the same way at the
hands of the mythmakers.. Carlyle
has done something to destroy the
myth; but nothing is so hard; and be
tween the Puritans and the Tories the
sour, gloomy fanatic and tyrant has
hidden the humorist and the playfui
country gentleman. We fear a simil!--
fate is about to befall Abraham Lin
coln. At all events, Mr. Drinkwater j
has done his best to begin the decep
tion.' A play about America, whether
written by an American or an Eng
lishman, has always this difficulty for
English actors. What language is to
be used? We do not profess to be an
expert in dialects and accents; but we
should have taken Lincoln's speech,
as rendered by Mr. Rea. for that 01 .
Belfast buttorman: we do not think it
is at all like the dialect of Illinois.
The absurdity is heightened by the
fact that Secretary Seward and the
members of the Cabinet speak just
like English civil servants and mem
bers of Parliament. The only safe plan
is, we think, for everybody to speak
English, and leave the American ac-'
cent to the imagination, especially in a
purely moral conception, such as Mr. j
circus where his "acts" justified the
br Titer's announcement of the "most
wonderful, curious and remarkable"
From the trusses, braces and tubing
of erstwhile airplanes Filer has built
instruments for an orchestra. From
the braces he made a set of chimes
whici he suspended from the struts of
an old plane. A xylophone was con
structed from tne aero tubing; this
hangs from the stays of a disabled
"spad." Another instrument is fash
ioned of aluminum tubes which Filer
strokes with resin smeared gloves. T!u
"music" he plays on this instrumew
requires more endurance than speed oh
the part of the operator.
Sergeant Filer's musical "act" wan
too good to limit to one place, so h"
was detailed to the entertainment dov
partment of the Y. M. C. A. Hear1
conducting his aviation orchestra tit:
Le Mans for the doughboys who ac
counting the days until they got back
MUSIC FROM ..IRPLANE PARTS
(From the New Tork Evening Sun)
PARIS The oldest piece of salvag
ing in connection with the demobilizing
oc the aviation section at Romcratin
was accomplished by Sergeant Ernest
Filer of Chicago.
Filer was an aviation mechanic. Re
fore the war he was connected with a
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We met him at a concert.
"Everett," we asked, "why does that
Tian shut his eyes when he sings?"
"I'.ecause he can't bear to see us suf
fer," and Everett would have said more
nly .Mrs- True said fur him to hush up.
iif hushed. Funny how Everett can
ite lion's head off and yet is afraid
o talk hack to his wife.
Freckles met his dad the other eve
ning and suddenly remembered he
had forg.it some
thing. "Pop," he said,
"would you punish
me for something
I hadn't done?"
"Of course I
wouldn't" his fa
"'cause I didn't
mow the lawn as
you told me to."
Tom Duff was picking up his belong
ings, scattered all over the house. Cer-
was the best man at the wedding you
attended last evening?"
(Mrs. Duff had to get breakfast be
cause Pansy was all tired out from the
wedding celebration she had partici
pa..d in as matron of honor.)
"Ah dun know Missus Duff, some
thinks as how it wyz Rastus, but the
cops interfered before it wuz d'eided."
Olivia was rehearsing a play her
club is to put on some time soon.
alnh his wi
(London Saturday Review)
The play by Mr. Drinkwater at the
Hammerstein theater is interesting,
not because it is well written and con
veys some shrewd satire on quite re
cent events, but because it show's how
the historical myth is generated.
Abraham Lincoln was murdered
fifty-three years ago; and already the
process of selecting certain traits of
character and neglecting others in or
der to pass on the image which the
myth makers wish to preserve has be
gun. This selection of aspects, some
times for a moral, sometimes for a
political purpose, is as old as history
itself and began with the Roman em
perors and Plutarch and has ended
for the present with Napoleon Bona
parte. Mr. Drinkwater has started
upon Abraham Lincoln; and in a few
years myth makers, possibly Ameri
can, will set to work on Benjamin
Lincoln was. undoubtedly, a man of
moral earnestness and stern tenacity
of purpose. But, acording to unani
mous contemporary evidence, his hu
mor, his quaintness and his sagacity in
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