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Jealousy and partisanship will al
ways make men wrong better men,
and then they will hate the men
they've wronged, for offenders never
Herman J. Stick.
Cox's Bluff Called
Governor Cox finds himself In the uncomfortable
position of a bluffer who haa had his bluff called.'
His charges, made with the derrogatory appelations
of the peanut politician, have tbeen entirely unsup-
"vr& jjf i i i a iui v 11 ltw 11 1 lie ;vuitu JT 11XC UCC1
waiting since Governor Cox opened the subject of
campaign contributions. Undoubtedly George White,
the chairman of the Democratic national committee,
would have been more than glad to have corroborated
Mr. Cox in his wild accusations, but he was com
pelled reluctantly to admit that he had no proofs
to submit In support of the Democratic candidate's
statements. He does the best he can, however, and
says he has "faith" that Mr. Cox will sometime or
somewhere prove his charges, but that is all. These
committee managers thus establish an alibi; they
clear their skirts, but only at' the expense of placing
the whole burden of proof upon the candidate to
make good his reckless assertions.
One thins Governor Cox has proved to the sat
isfaction of the people, and that Is that he is far
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of the United States. It is only a small bore partisan
politician who sets up an Issue and then runs away
from it when it gets too hot for him.
Governor Cox's eagerness to cry "wolf and under
cover of his ridiculous campaign contribution
charges endeavor to work away from the "Wilson
league issue, is not to be wondered at, considering
the cool reception , it was given by the public Week
Tter week there was a stronger trend of sentiment
away from an acceptance of the league covenant
without unqualified reservations which would thor
ougly safeguard America's participation in this
League of Nations in which the people have less
and less confidence and interest.
Nor are they any more excited about the rash
charges of buying the presidency made by Mr. Cox
and which he is now unable to prove. His bluff
called, he tries to save his face by impressively an
nouncing he may decide to take the "proofs" of his
charges against the Republican campaign managers
to the courts. .But that is idle talk If he cannot
make his case good in the best court of the world
the court of public opinion. He has been convicted
there and the verdict will be read in the ballots on
November 2.
Ostriches Again Valuable
After being tabooed as a millinery decoration
for nearly four years, the ostrich feather has been re
stored to favor once more, the market value of the
plumes has more than- doubled, and the money in
vested in the ostrich industry in this country again
promises to bring returns.
Prom being the home of the greatest number of
ostriches in the United States, Arizona today has
few, if any, of these big birds. At the outbreak of
the great war there were thousands of them in Mari
copa county, more than 3,000 on one farm, the Pan.
American Ostrich farm, at Cashion. Few people
outside of Arizona, however, were aware of this
fact as California, by insistent advertising and with
probably less than one-fourth as many ostriches,
had become generally known as the home of the
giant birds in America.
Ostriches are expensive birds to maintain. They
do not subsist, as some may imagine, upon tin cans,
door knobs and scrap iron, but require large, pro
ductive alfalfa fields and considerable care in order
that they may thrive In good health so as to produce
marketable plumes. Therefore, when the great war
broke out and the curtailment of all luxuries followed,
the owners of ostriches in Arizona found themselves
with thousand of high living and non-producing
birds on their hands. . There was absolutely no mar
ket for the plumes, once so valuable.
There was then inaugurated a strange bargain
sale of ostriches, the price of $ 250 and $300 birds
declining from $25 to $5 a head, scores of them being
shipped all over the country at the latter price. An
attempt was made to popularize ostrich meat, nu
merous market being opened for its exclusive sale.
Even the Harvey eating house system experimented
with the serving of roast ostrich and it was placed
on its menus.
After all the birds had been disposed of that It
was possible to sell at even the low price of $3 a head,
hundreds of those still remaining in the state were
butchered to save the alfalfa needed for more neces
sary purposes than food for ostriches, and very few
were left in the state.
It is reported that there are still 10,000 ostriches
in the United States, the revived value of which now
runs into millions of dollars. The value of the
ostrich plumes imported Jnto the United States in
the fiscal year 1920 was $2,500,000, against a little
more than $500,000 in 1917 and $750,000 in 1918.
Although ostrich plumes have been restored to
former favor and their price to what they were be
fore the great war. there is slight chance for a re
vival of the industry in Arizona with suitable land
for the maintenance of the birds held at its present
price for the growing of cotton.
An Important Exposure
The inconsistencies which are an integral part
of the League of Nations and which carry in them
selves the seeds of the dissolution of that compact
could have been discovered in no more striking
manner than in the present conflict between the hol
snevikl and the Lithuanians on the one ,ide aad tho
the other. i n- -
ins of the
IVlcs on
of the first considci
Versailles treaty, has been totally ignored; the aid
that is supposed to be forthcoming from other mem
bers of the league has been forgotten, and, most
strangely of all, two member nations of the league
are arrayed- against each other in an extensive and
bloody struggle.
There are those who have attempted to defend the
League of Nations on the ground thatit was a con
cept of idealism, and that he who conceived it should
be treated with consideration because he is an ideal
ist. It is true that all the great and lasting things
of earth spring from Idealism, and the idealist must
always play a foremost part in the advancement of
humanity. But this holds good only when the ideal
ist holds correct and workable ideals. Figments of
the Imagination, growing out of the dim hazes of
sentimentalism, are not ideals. Concepts that aro
impossible of fulfillment and pronouncements that
have no worth beyond that of beautiful language are
not ideals. Plans that take no account of the re
alities of life or the workings of the human heart are
not ideals. And, In the same measure, he who holds
such so-called ideals cannot be termed aught but a
dreamer and a visionary terms that seem particular
ly upt when one remembers that the league has been
sometimes called the "League of Hallucinations."
The same reasons that have prompted every war
have prompted the present European conflict. Lust
for power and territory, forgetfulness of prior obli
gations, and a blind hatred against their enemies are
apparent on both sides in this latest war. The pres
ent League of Nations could not have been a pro
tection again these dangers under any circumstances,
and it is perhaps well that the world has become
certain of this fact so quickly and so indisputably.
The world is war weary and will welcome any in
ternational agreement based on a practical and work
able basis which, while safeguarding national rights,
will act as a thorough deterrent of future wars,
and this nation can go a long way toward such an
international peace guarantee, but it cannot accept
Mr. Wilson's League of Misunderstanding.
This Fast Age
This is a fast age. Everyone is in a hurry. Even
those who give no demonstration of the fact are
anxious to get where they are going in the shortest
possible time. Efforts to beat time naturaliy lead
to carelessness. With the lack of caution naturally
come many accidents. Day after day they occur in
the streets of Phoenix, in every other city in the land
and on country roads.
We all express horror when learning of the ter
rible toll of human lives and the crippling of men,
women and children. But the grim lesson is soon
forgotten. So, recklessness continues and adds to the
list of distressing accidents.
Automobile accidents are the most common. An
explanation of this is easily found in the great num
ber of vehicles In use. and the number is steadily
and rapidly increasing. But the list is by no means
confined to that class. In every department of
vehicular traffic the number of accidents is increas
ing out of proportion to the larger volume of traffic.
Haste is the main factor. It is difficult to fix the
blame in many cases. There will always be some
accidents. But everyone must share some part of
the responsibility for reducing the number. Because
of the risk of motoring, autoists owe both themselves
and pedestrians the duty of exercising constant care
in driving along the streets and country highways.
But this does not relieve those who walk or ..drive
horse-drawn vehicles of responsibility for their own
safety and those whose lives are in their care.
By Dr. James I. Vance
Is it true that everything Is for the best?
It ,1s certainly a hope to run after. For spent and
sore, bested, we stumble and fall under our load of
care. In seasons of bewilderment we need some
thing to steady and reassure us. If it be really true
that we are dreaming, that things are not what they
seems, that directly we shall waken and" find the
thing we feared was In reality the thing we sought,
that worst was just a dream-word for best, and sor
row just a trance name for happiness, trouble is dis
armed, and in the wild tempest there is perfect peace.
But it is not true that every thing is for the best.
Crime is not for the best, nor vice, nor sin. It is
not for the best when manhood rots down in drink
, when womanhood is stained by folly. A girl whose
life in the white hope of those who love her best is
sucked down into the black stream of the under
world, where so many of her little sisters have lost
their lives. Do you tell me It is best?
A child's body is born deformed.. Is that for the
best? A little Eden is broken up by death while the
morning song is on the lips. Is that for the best?
Never! It cannot be made out. Everything is
not for the best, and should not be. as things now
are. It would permit lasy souls to look on and pee
the world going to the devil without bestirring them
selves. It would allow them to watch iniquity in its
riot of insolence and make no effort to strike it down.
. If men are lost, it is not for the best, but for
the worst. It is a calamity over which heaven weeps,
and to prevent it, the Son of God laid down His life.
If everything, as things go, were fof the best, it
would wreck the world and drive God from His
throne. It would banish virtue, and set sin on an
equality of holiness.
The notion that evrything is for the best is a sop
to indolence and unconcern. It is a pious way of
shirking your load. It enables the soul that loves
ease to lie back and look on while the fires of hell
burn hope to ashes.
It depends on how you are living as to whether
everything is for the best. If you are doing your
best, with faith In God and love for man, then so
far as you are concerned, everything is for the best.
But because your narrow half acre has been cleared,
it does not follow that the whole ' earth is under
By Roger W. Babson
Once there was a man who prided himself on
being frank and outspoken.
He thought it was commendable to say unkind
and tactless things just because they had popped intr
his head.
He imagined people admired him for this, where
as they really dreaded meeting him and avoided him
whenever it was possible.
He didn't realize that there are many times when
it is better to keep quiet than to make tactless re
marks. So he kept on making them, and people grew to
like him less and less and evaded him more and more.
As is usual with people of this kind, he was
very easily offended.
An acquaintance, knowing this, decided to see
how he liked his own medicine.
The first time this acquaintance had an oppor
tunity, he said some very biting truths.
The man looked at him in amazement and be
came very angry.
But he soon saw the point
He realized how he had rudely and thoughtlessly
hurt many people.
He admitted to himself that he was glad others
had not been as frank as himself.
Being, after all, rather a good sort, he was
He stopped being ,so anxious to give his own
frank opinion of everything and everybody.
Ho paw that one may be tactful and honest at
the same time.
He discovered that the person wtih tic -
mnnv friends, while the tactless has nr
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Wife Visits Dying
Mayor Daily
WASHINGTON Two typewritten sheets of plain white paper, bound with red ribbon, sealed with the State
Department official seal and signed by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby (inset), finally give the vcte to all Amer
ican women. CLIP OUT this facsimile and save it. It takes its place in the gallery of famous American papers with
the Declaration of Independence and the Emancipation Proclamation.
From The Phoenix Herald, which was absorbed by The Arizona Ra
publican in 1839, and for a time was published as
an evening edition
Thursday, Sept. 9, 1SS0
CHICAGO, Sept. 7 A special dis
patch says that Central Miles, the well
known Indian fighter, will receive the
appointment of chief signal officer in
recognition of his important services.
DENVER, Sept. 8 A Same Ke spe
cial says that Alexander Lebon. stage
driver was killed by Indians on the eve
ning of the sixth sixteen miies from ft.
Cummings. Two passengers -.were
killed, I. Coberts of New "Vo, and Em
ory g. Madden of Bowie. Soldiers over
took them and engaged them, but they
Miners have been driven from Las
Ritas, N. M., by Mexican residents.
The marriage of L. D. Copeland and
Miss Geneva Osborn took place last
The location of the line of the A. C.
railroad has been made from Maricopa
to the Salt river and will be completed
to T'hoenlx in 3 few days.
Charlie, chief of the Maricopas, has
gone on a visit to Yuma where he will
meet the chiefs of the tribes of Indi
ans on the Colorado and have a ' big
A meeting will be held In the court
house in Phoenix on Sunday evening,
Sept. 12, at 8 o'clock, to adopt meas
ures for buildinar a Catholic church
in the town of Phoenix. All Catholics
nnd all who are favorably disposed in
the matter are urgently requested to at
tend. Addresses will be made by sev
eral gentlemen and a permanent or
ganization will be effected.
Brown's restaurant, the best In Ari
zona; meals 5 cents.
Q. What compensation do Vardon
and Ray receive for their exhibition
golf matches on their present tour
through the United States? H. K. N.
A. They receive $-'00 si piece for
ea.ch game, win 01 lose. It is estimated
that their joint earnings on the trip
will bo about $40,000.
Q, Has it ever happened before
that the Democratic and Republican
candidates for the " presidency were
chosen from the same statj? B. F. R.
A. Abraham Lincoln ;wk1 Stephan
A. Douglas were both Illinois candi
dates in the election of I860; while
Theodore Roosevelt and Alton 15. Par
ker of New York, were the candidates
of the two parties in l!t04.
Q. What does the word "Seiah"
mean? A. B.
A. The exact meaning of the word
has been lost, but most authorities
agree that it indicated a pause, or
natural break in the hymn or psalm.
Q. What can be done for ivy poi
soning? D. M. C.
A. The department of agriculture
advises such simple remedies as lo
applications of cooking soda or Kpsoin
salts, o
to a cm
ne or two heaping teaspoonfuls j City? V,
jp of water. Do not use reme- ' A. Th
dks having a fatty or oily base, such
as ointments, in early stages, since
grease or oil tends to dissolve and
spread the poison.
Q. Did the selective service system
extend to Alaska? R. G. E.
A. Alaska was included. There were
2.123 registered In the class of .June,
1017; 1,656 of whom were delivered to
Alaska posts.
Q. How is coal formed? G. M.
A. Coal is one of the most impor
tant economic min?ra-ls and is of vege
table origin. When vegetable matter
accumulates under wa-.er it undergoes
a slow process of decomposition. Peat,
I he material so often found underly
ing swampy tracts in north temperate
zones, represents the first stage in the
co:J-forming process, and the other
stages are obtained by the burial of
these vegetable deposits under great
inula of sediment when they are sub
jected to pressure and at times to heat
Q. What is the family name of the
royal house of England? E. B. S.
A. The name of the royal house of
Hreat Britain is Windsor. This was
made so by royal decrt-e in 1915.. The
name of King George's family former
ly was Wettin on his father's side, a.nd
(Suelph on the side of his grandmother.
Queen Victoria.
Q. Why are outsiders not allowed in
the Mormon tabernacle at Salt Lake
F. D.
e Mormon tariernacle at Salt
Like City is not closed to outsiders,
who are at liberty to inspect the won
derful building and to listen to the
music of the great organ, one of the
greatest in the world. ihe tempie,
however, is sacred to believers in the
doctrines of the Mormon church. This
follows the practice of the ancient
Hebrews, to whom the inner courts of
the temple were sacred.
Q. How much does a railroad loco
motive cost and how much a sleeping
car? W. H. P.
A. A railroad locomotive costs from
$60,000 to $100,000 and a sleeping car
about $25,000.
Q. I wish to photograph a drapery
made of one dollar bills. Is this against
the law? W. A. G.
A. The treasury department says
that it is against-the law to photo
graph United States pper currency.
Q. What is the quotation beginning
"III fares th land to countless ills a
prey?" Who wrote it? O. S.
A. The quotation "I'll fa-res the land
to hastening ills a prey, where wealth
accumulates and men decay," is from
"The Deserted Village," by Oliver
LONDON Mrs. Terrence Mac
Swiney, wife of the Sinn Fein lor A
mayor of Cork, Ireland, who is slowly
starving himself to death in Brixton
prison. She v.-Fits her husband daily.
OMAHA, Sept. C Seventy-three, all
the seats In the United Evangelical
church here, were stolen some time last
week. The discovery of the theft was
not made until last night when the
church building was opened for ser
vices. The thief had entered by
means of a pass key.
ROCKFORD, Ills., Kept- 6 Leo rat
terson of St. Ixuis earned a ehade
over Memphis Red of Chicago in a 10
round bout advertised as for the col
ored lightweight champion ot the
United States here tonight.
LONDON, Sept. 6 A London dis
patch to the Central News from Rome
says the Hessagero publishes a report
of a Joint revolt against Serbia, or
ganised by Croats, Magyars. Hungar
ians and Montenegrins.
Persons in Burma object to buildings
of more than one story, as they can
not endure the thought of anybody's
feet being over their heads.
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The highest federal position ever
held by a woman is that of civil serv
ice commissioner, Mrs. Helen H.
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Until congress enacts new laws, the
old Danish laws will remain in effect
in the Virgin islands.
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A million trees have alreadybeen
planted by the Jews in Palestine, in
thefr efforts to reforest that land.
(Any reader can get the answer to
any question by writing The Repub
lican Information Bureau, Frederic J.
Haskin. Director. Washington, D. C.
This offer arplics eirictiy to informa
tion. The bureau cannot give advice
on legal, medical, and financial mat
ters. It does not attempt to settle do
mestic troubles, nor to undertake ex
haustive research on any subject.
Write your question plainly and brief
ly. Give full name and address and
enclose two cents in (stamps for return
postage. All replies are sent direct
to the inquirer.)
LONDON. Sept. 6 (Polish) A Mos
cow official communication received
today vays the soviet troops have oc
cupied Orubeschow (60 miles southeast
of Lublin) and some territory west
of that city and driven the Poles from
Krystonopol. The dispatch adds that
the Poles are defending Brest-Litovsk
I.ast year the United States shipped
more than one-quaiter billion pounds
of milk as dairy products to foreign
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The young lady aerobe the way ay
we. often find the nobiest characters
anionic the mont unfortunate people
and he frequently hears moral leptrs
mentioned but never once has she
heard anybody ejx-ak of an Immoral
Asa sy h
oad or 'Unload, .
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Relieve the
National Crop Improvfmciit Service.
AS the demand for cats is un
abated and there is little
chance for getting any more
cars, why not use the cars we have
to the fullest capacity?
The Chicago Piano & Organ as
sociation, has started a campaign
among its members suggesting ttiat
requests be sent to all customers
urging everyone to speed up.' They
say :
"With the impending crop move
ment upon us and the movement
of coal together with the tremen
dous tonnage of other products, it
Is recommended that the best pos
sible use be made of present fa
cilities. "If 1,000 car users will load or
unload one car one day earlier, 1,-
Ccir Shortage
000 cars per day will be released
for service.
"We recommend that orders bo
placed now for shipment as early
as goods can be removed. An earn
est, tangible? effort on the part ot
our trade to assist transportation
authorities, will go far toward pre
venting priority orders of any no
tion tending to deprive us of trans
portation facilities."
This appeal 1 being handed
along to ell of the other lines of
trade. It ii said that wc are 2(H),
000 freight cars short. A loaded
freight car Fhould travel about
miles a day. We should from thr
million or so cars we have now, b
able to largely offset he Ia'!c
cars by speeding ut our lunilinsr
and unloading.

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