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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 22, 1920
THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN Entered at in? FotrBLISHINO COMPANT Mae? nfCatcPhoenlx' Arizona, as Mall President and Pubplher SeCnd Class general Manager 6 knight B. Heard Business Manager Charles A. Stauffer Editor W. W. Knorpp News Editor J- w- Spear One vr xs nn. e ail" ar"3 Sunday rllOne 4331 Private Brcoch Exchange Ceneral Advertising w.rn.n?,ctlna A!l Departments Brunwic" S ?fXent.atlYe6;: Robert K. W ard. ' W. k. Barraer aL01rk- MUeT"s Bldg., Chicago; ' Post InteUireer RTlmlnecT BW San Francisco. Bide.. Lo, An's dS ' SeatUe' Title Insurance Revinr ASSOCIATED PRESS The AV,od "d Pr, .Ni'Eht Report, by Leased Wire re-DubUcIuo exclusively entitled to the use for r not etherwiK. o-LP,8. dlJtches credited to it HI StneT- iVrein11 PaDer al3 th so0frerBVred!iCSlUOn f 8P'cU1 herein SATURDAY, MAT 22, 1920 A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart; his next to escape the cen sures of the world. Addison. Under-Production Undoubtedly one of the causes of high prices is under-production real or apparent. But who is to blame for that? "We have understood that the work lngman Is at fault; that he insists not only on higher wages but shorter hours and that he displays less efficiency than formerly. That has come to us with the persistency of propaganda. But is he -w holly to blame? We know that he has insisted upon and is re ceiving higher wages. That is natural. "We know too, that he has demanded shorter hours and the justice of that demand has been recognized in federal and state legislation which has shortened his hours. In some Instances, it is true, he has given as little as possible for the wages he has received and to that extent he has been guilty of a form of sabotage, but we think such instances have been comparatively rare. "We believe we will have to 109k further for the causes of great under-production. We -will have to look to the producers themselves. And in some cases we would find what was disclosed at the meet ing this week, of federal bank reserve officials at Washington that there is less under-production than we had supposed; that great quantities of merchan dise of various kinds were being held for specula tive purposes, the while the holders were talking of higher prices in consequence of under-production. It will be recalled that some weeks ago The Re publican referred to the frank statement of the presi- dent of a concern in Indiana engaged in the manu facture of barbed wire, the greatest producer of barbed wire in the country. This man's position was really that of the head of a barbed wire trust. Barbed wire was not only much higher in price than it had ever been before, but was almost unobtainable. This man admitted that his concern was running at only half its capacity. He did not complain that labor was unobtainable or inefficient. The barbed wire Industry was turning out all of its product it wanted to turn out. Why, he asked, should it turn out twice as much at twice the expense and sell it for less than the price it was now in a position to fix, a price which, would yield it a greater profit than if so much barbed wire were made that the industry could not control the price of it? That, of course, is a criminal view to take but the opportunities for profiteering have rendered many men criminally insane have made thieves, bandits and pirates out of men who were formerly reputable and supposedly honest business men. What has happened in the barbed wire industry has happened in many others. Care has been taken not to permit a normal flow of commodities through the markets. Their flow has been interrupted by a . series of dams. The"' replacement men have held back stocks as far as they were able, to be let loose on a constantly rising market. Speculators along the way to the extent of their ability, have erected check 4 dams so that what has reached the consumers has been a dribbling quantity. Many of these dams are being broken down by this action of the federal reserve banks and its members. Whether or not this will stimulate the manufac turers to increase production to replace their stocks which will be depleted by the flow is uncertain, but we suppose it will. They will probably be brought back to normal and businesslike methods of earn ing profits. and tion. The Handwritina of God Tomorrow will be a great anniversary, not only for America but for the whole world. It was on May 24, 1844, that there was flashed over a rough, cheap, iron wire stretched between Washington and Bal timore the first telegraph message, "What hath God wrought?" It was sent by S. F. B. Morse, the in ventor of the telegraph, a humble acknowledgement of the power of the Creator, and as such it remains a classic example of that humility that exalts. A vain-glorious message would have been framed by a lesser man than Morse; he would have said in sub- ? stance: "See what I have accomplished." But Morse regarded himself only as an instrument of the great power which had conferred the telegraph upon humanity. , He marveled at his work as if he had had no part in it at all like a boy, wonder-struck by the necromancy of a magician. He had merely knocked there had been opened a new tioor to civiiiza Dazzled by the vision within, he asked the question: "What nam Morse had much cause for vain-glory in that hour of success He had been laughed at and derided. Congress had refused to take him seriously and had rejected all applications for aid in carrying out this experiment. It was not until a year before this message was sent that congress had consented to the pitiful appropriation of $30,000. , If any one man, unaided and alone, in the face Of ridicule and discouragement, had accomplished a great object, one of the greatest of objects, one which would influence mankind more than any other, it was the inventor of the telegraph. Tet he ascribed this great accomplishment to the Creator. Genera! Vood's Visible Strength Acnriated Press dispatch yesterday credits neral Leonard Wood with 143 instructed delegates the national republican convene... u,c ol . . , nr. instructed delegations Ari- tes whicn naw r... - nears That is rather misleading for though Zona apP o"n j-efraincd from instructing the dele thru bound them to General Wood no less securely Id have been done by instructions, by jra thari it cou rule aftcr sccing lhat at least four posing i'"- Ge to of the six were Wood delegates. We therefore, know that the vote of the delegation will be cast for Gin r;J "Wood on the first vallot and every ballot there after until either he has been nominated or until it is made plain that he cannot be nominated. N01 do the 145 delegates given by the dispatch include the delegates from Vermont which has been carried handsomely by General Wood since the list of dele tions was compiled and the classificaiton of them was made. We believe that General Wood will receive at least as large a proportion of the votes of the unin structed delegates as of the instructed. The former came from parts of the country .which have been favorable to him so that though on the first ballot he will fall short of enough votes to nominate him the showing he will make will be an impressive one. The contests involving 118 delegates from tho southern or democratic states have generally been instituted by the opponents q General Wood While not always so, these contests are apt to be baseless though they are by no means always unsuccessful The contests in 1912 against the Roosevelt delegates were almost all successful because the national com mittee was determined that Roosevelt should be beaten. We think we have another kind of a national committee now. Anyhow we think we have a com mittee which is not incapable of profiting from the lessons of experience. What Is to be Done With Villa A Chihuahua dispatch yesterday states that it is despaired of there, that Villa can be eliminated "painlessly." But unless he can be eliminated some how, there will be no complete restoration of order in Mexic.0. So long as Villa remains, there will be disorder. Though his power as a military leader has dwindled until it has become negligible he will re main as a nucleus for banditry which at times may approach the proportions of a small revolution.. He will always gather about him the criminal and the dissatisfied and he will always ' be available for selfish and ambitious leaders of greater intellectual ability. Villa is ignorant and vicious but possessed of a force and personality which will always be menacing to the peace and quiet of his vicinity. His limita tions prevent him from leading a general and success ful revolution. Acting alone his operations must always be on a small scale, thoso of the ordinary bandit, but there can be no assurance that he will always be alone so long as there are men who want that kind of a tool. It is creditable to the leaders of the present revo lution that "they declined the co-operation of Villa. The first step should be taken, once the provisional government has been established, toward his sup pression and that of all armed bands except those operating under the authority of the government.,' There can be no recognition of such an element and no compromise with it. The Illinois socialists have decided for a dictator ship by the proletariat. But there is no American proletariat. The people who think they are prola tarians arc all criminals or Insane. They are protesting in Cochise county against a further butting of the head against a stone wall in the deportation cases. It is hurting in the pocket-book. An. exchange believes, in consequence of the way the country has been kinned by the profiteers, the spring auction of raw pelts at the annual spring auc tion at St. Louis should be unusually good this year. "GRAND PIANOS" A CRUDE NAME It is some time since we ceased to give "grand " concerts' or "grand entertainments' or "grand pro ductions." Dickens, perhaps, did as much as anyone to show us the ridiculousness of the "grand scale" on which we boasted of doing everything. But tho "grand piano" wo still have with us. When you think of the musical and charming names of the old world instru ments, the harpsichord, the clavecin, the vlavichord and the rest, it makes you long to find a. fitting and dignified name for our beautiful instruments. Our pianos would seem to have been named by the carpenters who built them. First we had the "square" and then came the "upright" good, honest carpentry terms. But the "grand" was quite the best of all. And when the makers began to modify the term, and gave us the "parlor grand" it certainly held its own among the "whatnots" and the "lambre quins" and the everything "puttied" vases. After that they gave us the quarter grand. Fancy anything being "one quarter grand." One might as well say a "little large" instrument, or a "humbly majestic" piano. How make the two go together? Really, it would almost be better to stick to the good plain carpenter's names and call it as the children do, the "three cornered piano." Some day perhaps the tyranny of long usage may be overcome and a new and worthier designation be found for the acme of beauty in piano tone and ap pearance. Possibly one of the many great artists to whom the grand piano is as the breath of life will yet hit upon a suitable and well sounding name for the queen of musical instruments Philadelphia Record. HAMBURG IS "COMING BACK" According to the Berliner Tageblatt, Hamburg is beginning to recover from the depression caused by the interruption of its foreign commerce during five years of its foreign commerce during five years of war and blockade. Life has returned to its wharves, although the vessels that handle its imports and ex ports sail under foreign flags. Hamburg merchants are chartering vessels abroad, which fly the colors of their own countries to gether with those of Germany. Imports include hides, cotton, lubricating oil, and provisions. Exports are more varied and no longer are vessels departing in ballast, as they did when trade was first resumed. A great demand for German products exists, espe cially in South America, and is growing daily. Hamburg's maritime rival is Rotterdam, which has become a relatively more important port since the war than before. Tho trade of Czecho-Slovakia will probably pass through Hamburg; as that country has no disposition to promote the prosperity of a town so largely under Polish influence as Danzig. Real estate is active. The stock exchange is very busy handling both securities and foreign bills Living Age. REASONABLE RATES Referring to an old citizen as a "relic of an tiquity," $1. Calling a new made lawyer "a legal light of which the profession should be proud," $2.25. . To call a man a "progressive citizen," when it is known' that he is lazier than a government mule, $1.75. Calling a female a "talented and refined lady, a valuable acquisition to society," with variations, $1.85. Referring to a deceased citizen as "a man jruose place will long remain unfilled," when we know l.e was the best poker player in town, $2.25. Extra rate charged when the party is veil. Arkansas Thomas Cat. THE NEGATIVE METHOD I wonder how Mabel preserves her complexion, srj wel!." "By never attempting to preserve it." Boston Transcript. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Q. Can you give me some general information concerning the Republican candidate, Johnson? A. O. R. A. Senator Hiram Johnson was a member of the staff of the prosecuting attorney at the time that Abe Rueff was tried. After Francis J. Henry was shot down in court at this trial, John-, son took his place and secured the con viction of Rueff. Senator, Johnson has been governor of the state of California, was a founder of the Progressive party and ran for vice president on their ticket in 1912. He was elected United States senator in 1917. Q. How many rivers are there in this country? D. V. H. A. There are 295 navigable streams in the United States. Q. When and where was the G. A. R. organized? I. M. C. A. The Grand Army of the Republic was organized in Decatur, 111., April 6, 1S66. Its existence is primarily due to Dr. B. F. Stephenson and Chaplain W. J. Rutledge of the 14th Illinois infantry, who conceived the idea of its formation in 1864 The first national encampment was inaugurated on the 20th of Novem ber, 1866. The Grand Army has been organized into departments, represent ing the states and territories. In 1916 there were 5452 posts, having a mem bership of 159,863. The establishment of Memorial day is due to the efforts of the G. A. R. Q. What is meant by "ground game?" B. B. A. In English law this applies to hares and rabbits, which are subject to extinction by the occupants of lands to protect their crops from ' Injury and loss. This removes these animals from th protection which, in the interest of tho sporting classes, the English law throws about wild animals which are hunted for- sport. Ordinarily, the pos session of land confers no right to kill or snare game found thereon, but it s not uncommon in England to provide in a lease for the keeping down of ground game. Q. Who were the three kings ot Coloqne? C. P. G. A. This refers to tne tnree. wise men of the East who followed the star to the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Their names are usually given a3 Balthazar, Gaspar and Melehior. Their bones are supposed to be preserved in the cathe dral at Cologne. Q. What state - is known as the "Lumber State?" A. F. A. This is a popular name for the state of Maine. Q. When a gas well is on fire, how can the flame be put out? E. K. D. A. A charge of dynamite is exploded in the air at the side of the flame for this purpose. Q. What metal is most useful to man? R. C. A. Iron is considered the most use ful, on account of its great strength, durability and malleability. Q. How many towns in the United States are named Columbus? A. M. A. According to the Postal Guide. there are 21 cities and towns in the United States of this name. Q. What are "cats" and "dogs" in poker? A. V. N. A. "Cats and "dogs are extra hands" or combinations of cards that are played in some games that are not conducted strictly according to Hoyle A "little dog" is a deuce to a seven, without a pair, and a "big dog" is a nine to an ace, withou ta pair; a "little cat" is a trey to an eight, without a pair, and a "big cat" is an eight to a king, without a pair. A "little dog beats a straight, and a "big do?" beats a "little dog," and a "little cat" beats either kind of "dog," and a "big cat" beats a "little cat." Accordingly, "dog" and "cat" flushes heat straight flushes, and in a game where they are played the highest hand that can be held is a "big cat" flush consisting of a king. queen, jack, ten and eight.' Q. What was Ouida's real name? L. B. F. A. This was the pen name of Louise Rame. Her father was French and her mother English. She expanded her surname Rame into de la Ramee, and the pseudonym Ouida was her own childish pronunciation of Louise. CAny reader can get the answer to any question by writing The Repub lican Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. This offer applies strictly to informa tion. The bureau cannot give advice on legal, medical andjjinancial matters. It does not attempt to settle domestic troubles, nor to undertake exhaustive research on any subject. Write your question plainly and briefly. Give full name and address a.nj enclose 2 cents in stamps for return postage. All rn plles are sent direct to the inquirer.) Legal Advertising FORTY YEARS AGO TODAY From The Phoenix Herald, which was absorbed by The Arizona Re publican in 1899, and for a time was published as an evening edition NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed proposals for constructing the Alpine-Reserve Road, Section 3, from Stations 1113-00 to 1494-84 located within the Datil National Forest, State of New Mexico, County of Socorro, will be received by the District Engineer, Bureau of Public Roads, U. S. Depart ment of Agriculture, at Room 218 Luna Strickler Building, Albuquerque, New Mexico, until 2 o'clock P. M., May 29, 1920, at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids, and none will be considered except those from contractors ascertained to be experienced and responsible. . The project is approximately 7.2 miles in length and the principal items are approximately as follows : 22 Acres Clearing and grubbing 4434 cu. yds. Rock Excavation 21,385 cu. yds. Common Excavation 989 lin. ft. log culverts, varying sizes. Rubble masonry retaining walls, pro tection ditches and incidental items. The work is to be completed within one hundred and .seventy-five weather working days. The maps, pla-ns, speci fications, estimate of quantities and cont.act forms may be examined at above address. Proposals must be made on forms, and in accordance with instructions, forming a part of the specifications, and must be accompanied by a deposit in an amount at least equal to five percentum of the amount of the bid, In accordance with said instructions. E. S. WHEELER, Acting District Engineer. o NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed proposals will be received un til 2 p. m.. May 29th. 1920, at the office of the Common Council, Flagstaff. Ari zona, for the improvement of that por tion of the State Highway within the Town of Flagstaff. The work consists of approximately 5,000 cubic yards of excavation, 15,000 square yards of pavement, one 30 span reinforced concrete bridge( and ether incidental work. Alternate bids will be received for one course plain concrete pavement, Bitulithic Pavement on cement base, Bitulithic Pavement on an Asphaltic Concrete Base. Bituminous Concrete Surface (Modified Topeka Type) on plain Cement Concrete Base and 'Bitu lithic Concrete surface course (Modi fied Topeka Type) on Asphaltic Con crete Bass course. Proposals shall be addressed to Thos. Maddock, State Engineer, care of City Clerk of Flagstaff, Arizona, and plainly marked on the outside of the envelope "State Highway Contract Within the Town of Flagstaff." Plans and specifications may be i?een at the ofike of the State Engineer. Phoenix," Arizona. Copies of the plans and specifications may be obtained on payment of five dollars ($5.00) to Thos. Maddock, State Engineer, Phoenix. Arizona. An unendorsed, certified or cashier's check for five per cent of the total SATURDAY, MAY 22, 180 Chicago, May 21 The republican convention today adopted a resolution instructing the forty-two delegates to the national convention to vote for Grant, authorizing the chairman of the convention to telegraph the same to General Grant. The nomination was made unanimous by a rising vote amid numerous protests from anti-Grant delegates. Washington, May 21 The latest po litical news states that Senator Davis has refused to accept the second place on the ticket with Tilden. His chances are thought by his friends to be good after Tilden is out of the way. Montgomery, Ala., May 21 The delegation from this state to the re publican national convention will go solid for Grant. OmtVa, May 21 The delegation to the republican national convention from this state is a Grant one, but Blaine will get the vote. Local Lines Ed Gleason arrived today from Mc Millen. Much satisfaction is expressed at the thorough manner in which Zanjero C. Besse performs his work. Last evening about 8 o'clock just previous to the convening of the lodge of the Rebekahs at the hall in Irvine's building the lamp on the north wall exploded and caused considerable ex citement among those assembled. The injuring of the carpet was found to be the extent of the loss, upon the extinguishing of the flames. Mrs. Alcorn charged with disturbing the peace was tried before Justice Warfield and a jury yesterday and found guilty. Tho sentence was o0yr an equal number of days in the fvul. The latter was preferred and the ly.s oner has started on a fifty day go as you please sweating match in the sher iffs iron cage. The following is a report of the school census of this district taken by Neri Osborn: Number of boys, 6 to 21, 209; number of girls, 6 to 21, 170; total number of children, 379. (The school census within the same territory taken in February of this year is 9,676). (An adjourned meeting of the farmers of the valley was held at the Center street church to see what could be done about bringing about a rea sonable price for grain. There were several merchants there, among them Mr. Ellis, who "thought it was well enough to establish a price if it could be obtained.") amount of the bid. payable to the State Treasurer of Arizona, will be re quired with all proposals. Satisfactory bonds will be required of the contractor to whom award is made. The State Engineer reserves the right to reject any and all bids. All proposals shall be made on blanks furnished for that purpose. THOS. MADDOCK, State Engineer. Phoenix. Arizona. May 12th, 1920. o LEGAL NOTICE On or before June first, nineteen twenty, the Board of Regents of the University of Arizona will receive sealed proposals for general contract covering construction of a residence at the University of Arizona Experiment Farm, near Mesa. Plans and specifi cations may be obtained from the Pres ident's office, University of Arizona, or from Mr. C. J. Wood, Mesa, together with full Information as to the proposed work, and are on file for inspection at the President's office, University of Arizona. Contractors desiring to submit pro posals may obtain full or partial sets ot plans arfd specifications for esti mates on request or by appointment, and the returns of such plans and specifications must be guaranteed by a deposit of $25 which deposit will We refunded on the return of the plans and specifications ' in good order. livery such proposal must be accompanied by certified check for five per cent of the amount of the bid included in the pro posal as a guarantee of the intent of the contractor to enter into a contract with the University of Arizona to well and truly perform all the matters in eluded in said proposal, and in accord ance with plans and specifications or as liquidated damages in the event of fad ure or refusal on the part of the con tractor to enter into contract as above named. Said certified check will be returned to the contractor whose proposal is not accepted, and to" the successful con tractor upon execution of a satisfactory bond and contract hereinafter provided. The University of Arizona reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or to withhold the award if for any rea son it may po determine. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS The Tempe Irrigating Canal Com pany will receive sealed bids for the construction of the necessary orks and the installation of metal headcates in the Tempe Irrigating Canal, in Mari copa County, Arizona, until 2:30 o'clock p. m., on Monday the 24th day of May, 1920. The work above referred to and the. materials to be used therefor, is par ticularly described in the drawings and specifications therefor, which are here by referred to for a more particular tiescription of the work, said drawings and specifications being now on 'He at the office of the Tempe Irrigating Canal Company, No. 512 Mill Avf. ue. Tempe, Arizona, where they may be ex amined by persons desiring to submit proposals for the work. The bids will be opened at the office of said Canal Company on Monday, tho 24th day of May, 1920, at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon of said day, and the contract will be let to the lowest bid der, but the Canal Company expressly reserves the right to reject any and all bids. TEMPE IRRIGATING CANAL COMPANY. Signed 'by L. D. CROOK. Supt. o 1 NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the As sessment Roll of Maricopa County, State of Arizona, for the year 1920, has been filed in the office of the Board of Supervisors of Maricopa County, where the same may be inspected by those desiring to do so. The Board of Supervisors will sit as a Board of Equalization commencing Tuesday. June first, 1320, and con tinue its F's-,sion until the afternoon of June tenth. 1920. C LARENCE L. STANDAGE, Clerk, Board of Supervisors, Maricopa County, Arieona. n TIN WILL STOP RATTLE A bushing of thin tin, to take up the slack, will stop the rattle of ptarlng gear rods and the play in the joints. o Good biscuits and hot cakes, T. W. C A., 7:15 to 9:30 a. m. Adv. di o Good bacon and fresh eggs. T, W. C. A. Cafeteria breakfast. Adv. ril Jl .wi 7 CD r Help put Phoenix over the top in the TT i,-T sZacS xjtfi' Life $35,000 to raise but it can and will be done if you do your part. We want both men and women workers to report to Mr. Dulmafie at campaign headquarters at McArthur Bros, today at 9 o'clock later for work in after noon and evening. Come and Help Us Put Up a Whirlwind Finish If you can't work, give liberally to the workers who have volunteered to help raise the fund.