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WEEKIiY JOURNAL-MINER. WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY, 19, 1913.
Oldest Paper in Arizona, Established March 9, 1864
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j. W. MILNES, Managing Editor
P. R. .MILNES, Editor ,
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COMMENDABLE PROMPTNESS. .,
The promptness -with, which the Prescott 1 Chamber pf Com
merce has taken up the suggestion of the Journal-Miner regarding
the possible establishment of a - plant or lhe production, upon a
large scale, of motion pictures in thcL Mile High City, is com
mendable and of a piece with the usual foresight displayed by that
Mr. Selig is anxious to install a large studio for the manu
facture and development of photoplays, to serve as a headquar
ters for his growing business in the Southwest arid' William Dun
can, his local producer, has. written some nice things regarding the
facilities existing in Prescott for this work. The head office has
found that the Urns already made in this city compare most fav
orably with those made in. Colorado and Los Angeles and it re
mains for the people of Yavapai County to assure tlie Selig Poly
scope Company of Hthe, co-operation of its citizens in all ways
designed to facilitate the production of hujh class films... " ,
In this county, there exist all phases of scenic environment.
All that Mr. Duncan seems to lack is the ability at present' to com
mand local talent, whenever 'he "needs such auxiliaries.'- which he
intimates will be frequently. It is desirable that the people of
the countv offer anv helri within their power. No matter how
.splendid the atmospheric conditions offered by a locality-rand
these art: matchless here it 'takes the maximum of local co-opera
tion .andjforethought to enable. the prpducersrt'o get tvyo .films jto the
home office weekly and this-is what Mr.- Selig expects of Mr.
Duncan's company. " '
Prescott citizens will offer the Selig Polyscope Company every
inducement for the establishment of a permanent plant in this
city that can be. obtained anywhere. What 'MK Selig' wants is
pictures pictures perfect not only as to photography, but which
reflect the generous co-operation of the citizens in whose midst
they are made.
Prescott folks have known the members of the Selig Company
long enough to wish sincerely that they may soon be enrolled per
manently as fellow-citizens.
..A TIME. WHEN MONEY CAN BE SAVED.
Such children arc no,t "backward." Usually it is the teacher
who is-the backward one,'iri not learning the truq rpaci of approach
to their little minds. '
Instruction with tools and at useful trades is commonly the
best way of arousing'the consciousness, that .is- not touched by
books. . ' ; ! : ! ; 1 . , . '!
Brightness used to be measured by the rapidity with: which ;a
child could tattle pff- things he-hail learned !by heart;' iljhat .is !a
monkey trick, 'that)', a. parrot may emulate. It .has little relation
to the constructive, facultiesbringing success injife. , -
; ' Every' sciioL system sljpuitl consider the needs'-bf Tthe jlitfle
phes of; this ,type, .whose, success means so much o, family1 and 'com,'
niunityp i In ('alm3St everycase Jthereis aj,means of', approach'-, and
notteacher or superintendent should 'be,", content until it us found
ENGLAND BORROWING TROUBLE.
The time of year has 'come when there are bargains in the
stores on ever' hand. Merchants simply have to. tunutheir- stock
into caslt If they didn't they would have no room to show goods
and they, would have, to borrow money at high-rates,, of interest.
Consequently they will sell at low rates: . . .
This is particularly tme in many lines this year, on account
of the mild winter. It takes cold weather to sell winter goods.
A great many people get along on their old clothes as long as the
weather is mild.
And there, are other reasons for selling cheap than those named
above. On any kind of. goods where styles change, and that in
eludes about everything nowadays, a merchant woujd rather take a
low price today than carry them to next season and find that on
account of some .whim in fashion they are outlawed.
The columns of this newspaper are a directory of bargains.
The merchants who have offerings to mate that you can'jt afford
to ignore arc telling the public through these advertisements about
the sacrifices they are making. Time spent in studying their of
ferings will pay for itself a hundred fold in making your selections
The habit of reading the newspaper advertising is so univer
sal that few people need to be urged to note what the merchants
are saying about their stocks. Here and there is a merchant who
has not realized how hopeless a process it is to clean out an old
stock without the help of the newspaper.
Nothing comes nowadays unless you get out and go after it.
The public are listening, but it expects the merchant to take the
initiative. A dealer who does not advertise, is looked at as not
having enough enterprise to protect the interest of the public, and
to give them goods at bottom values.
"SCHOOL FOR DISCONTENTED."
A special report just issued by the United States Bureau of
Education gives the story of certain experiments a.t Kansas City,
Missouri. These classes were called a "School for Discontented
Children." It is. a clever way of expressing it, much better than
calling such pupils "dull."
Isn't there a lot in a name! A movement to clean up a cer
tain town was once wrecked when they pompously and complacent
ly tagged it "Moral Improvement Association."
Similarly many an effort to help children who have no taste
for books has been killed by dubbing it a class for "backward"
Many children have no natural aptitude for books. But ideas
may come to their brain through the eyes twice, as fast as to the
children who can rattle the multiplication table five times as rapid
ly. And the eyes are the most valuable means of acquiring ideas.
The trouble simply is that such children learn by means other than
the printed page.
The London Standard has had an expert in the person of-Mr.
Foster Frazer analyze the Panama canal situation', and if his con
clusions are correct one wonders why the British government is
making so much ado about the management'of the canal' by Uncle
Sam. Mrl Fraser s'ays :
"Except to West Central America, the canal is going to -be of
little advantage to British shipping. Tlfe -value of the west coast
trade I know, but as ; part of the 'British shipping trade in the
world it is insignificant, "By' Panama' New Zealand is slightly
nearer to England than by any other way; but with the Suez-canal
in existence, India, China, Australia indeed, every ice-free port in
Asiatic waters is more distanl by1 the Panama route than by Suez.
Why, taking it that both New York and Liverpool sent ships to
Shanghai; the former by Panama, and picking up passengers at
San Francisco, and the latter via Suez, the English ship -would have
the lesser distance to travel.
As a matter of fact Mr. Fraser views the canal from every
point of view as a poor -investment.' .'He-thinks it will cost the
United States -4,000,000 pounds a year for upkeep and he doesn't
see how we are going to get even. He admits. that it might be
convenient in getting a fleet into action, but as to other uses, ex
cept possibly as a check upon trans-continental transportation rates
Mr. Fraser is a pessimist. If the Britishers have faith in him
they will see that they arc borrowing a lot of trouble that they
could get ort without.
OF POLAR TRAGEDIES.
Captain Scott and four of his com
panions of the English South Pole
expedition died, on the return trip
from the pole, "within eleven miles
of one of the supply depots establish
ed along the route. That distance
is infinitely greater in polar explo
ration than under ordinary conditions,
or even under other extraordinary
conditions imposing great hardships
and making prqgrcss difficulty and
slow. Uut the picked rsen of their
sort, trained in the work of dealing
with such situations, inured to hard
ship and privation, and of proved
courage and resourcefulness, such a
distance would not have been insur
mountable except under conditions
unforeseen, and unprovided for. Cap
tain Scott, in a diary reported to
have been found by the rescue ex
pedition when his dead body and
those- of two of his . companions
were discovered in a tent, while
claiming that his plan of organiza
tion had been faultless, and attribut
ing the disaster to a series of untow
ard circumstances, makes the signi
ficant admission that he had "been
obliged to start later than I intend
ed and obliged the limits of 'stuff
transported la he narrowed."
If this record shall prove to be
authentic, wc shall be able to under
stand why these men died after ac
complishing the object of the expedi
tion in the discovery of the South
Pole, and the discovery, also, that
Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer,
had been there before them. How
ever bitter this latter discovery must
have been to such men, at the end of
such trials, they "were not of a sort
to wilt under disappointment. The
failure of their food supply is plain
ly indicated if this alleged record is
to be relied upon, and really, leaving
the memorandum entirely out of con
sideration, it is not easy to explain.
their fate in any other way. It
seems reasonably clear, that on
reaching the point where the bodies
of the commander and his two com
panions were found, they were so
far exhausted by hunger that ' they
were incapable of. undertaking to
travel the few miles ' between them
and an abundance. The narrative
given out as one written by the
commander's hand shows him to
have been conscious of their inevita
ble fate. It attributes the failure in
getting back to a series of unlucky
events in which unexpected weather
conditions played a prominent part,
but in writing, "We fought these un
toward events with a will, and con
quered, but it ate into our provisions
and reserve," the most likely key to
the, mystery is found.
This, conclusion is borne out by
other facts. No dogs had been taken
along for. drawing the sledges con
taining the supplies. Captain Scott
hail relied upon strong, , picked men
for this wor.k, and one of the most
pathetic parts of the narrative is the
one telling that Seaman Evans, who
had been" picked for the final dash to
the pole because of his extraordinary
strength arid, endurance, was the first
to succumb. The. loss of such a
man fo the transportation service
must have been severely felt. Polar
dogs, as often proved in Peary's long
experience, are tireless and enduring.
Employing them would have forced
a considerable increase in the bulk
of food supply, but faster time would
have been- made and, in the Iasr ex
tremity, the dogs themselves could
have been eaten. This is one of the
saddest stories in all the long sad
history of polar explorations. The
glory these men won in getting there
would hardly have been lessened in
being shared with others who got
there a few days earlier. And that
pathetic and repeated note in the
"diary," in which the dying' com
mander wrote his hope that England
would not allow their dependent ones
to suffer is something more than a
hope. It is a prophecy.
of Representatives, but .ttiey lost
seats in that body as compared .with
the election of 1860, while the. Demo
crats almost doubled their strength
in that' chamber. -Many states which
Lincoln hall carried' in 1860, including
New York; declared against him in
1862 on governor' qr o(heristate offi
cers.' It was a blow at the Lincoln
administration, recognized as such
by Lincoln tiims'elf,- as' well as by.
all1the..pr'ominent newspapers of the'
Northern :States, Republican and De
mocratic "' Among the;pres5;of Rich-l
mond, Charleston and ' other Confed
erate centers there was rejoleirig"atj
the Republican setback, r ,
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Leaving -out all considerations ,re-t-
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lating to theba(L or the ''good' effects
of a change of presidents -in. the' case
of Taft, Harrison, Arthur, Hayes, and
Grranfat the dates mentioned,' what
b'enenti'to the country could ha've.re
suited 'from 'the- deposition of Cleve
land at the moment when he had
won his fight for honest 'Money
agains"t,an ov'erwhelming.majority; of 1
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harshly. Except 3 few of those near
est to- the Dardanelles, Turkey will'
probably be compelled to surrender
all the Aegean Islands to Greece.
The Greeks, are using some of the
islands as a base for their naval and
aeroplane attacks pri, Turkey., Their
p(epple ;are-j chiejfly.TGreek in! blood.
Bur in defense offtheir awn prestige
the Young Turks will retain these
islands, ;as.well as. the territory which
must I ultimately teh handed over to
tfie allies, as long, as possible.
- U? S. Civil Service Exaxninations.
,The following named, examinations
arej) scheduled rto be held in tils.. city
on dates mentioned:. . .
(Accounting and Statistical - Clerk)
Interstate Commerce,. Commission,
Washington, D. C, also at Culebra,
Canal Zone", on March; 5-6 1913.
(General Clerk)rr-D'eoartment Ser
vice,., Washington; xk C.; March 18,
191- The last-named' examination:
is open for both men and women.
As the Commission has been un
able, to secure sufficient eligible
' "'". .i '-' 1. i - j- t fqnalified'jin; .-stenography" ands type
his party, and thus helped to placed -
the't country's currency' on he sound
basis which it holds today? How'
.would, .the; cause of liberty and prog-,
ress have been servedfif the Bristow
folly had."' "been, in .ceff ectl jn 1862? j .
France, England and the rest of
monarchial Europe would have im
mediately recognized the independ
ence of the; -Southern-States- Backed
up by Louis Napoleons 'bayonets,
Maximilian would- have established
his empire in . Mexico, the Monroe
doctrine .wuold have'be'en. overthrown
in many parts of Latin America,
Alaska would'-' have-remained with
Russia, Spain's: flagcwould be flying
over Cuba and " Port o Rico' still, or
perhaps England'sj(.two; or three fee--ble
and warring" nations would be
hereijaiid there7 would; be';no' i'nde
structible union of indestructible
states, with its 96,000,000 people on
the mainland, like that which-is with
ted.; from, the: present examination.
Information relative to the above
examinatipns. may, .heobtained at the:
postoffice: ' -' ' ' :i ''
.,.;. A M.TWELLWOOD,
-.? : '. i Local Secretary
jPRwm 1 Thursday 'j-Daily.)
Jose Moales and 'Juan Medina,
the two gunmen of Ash Fork, were
given .sentences - of -sixty days each
yesterday before Judge McLane on
tlje. charge of '.disturbing the peace.
Thq greater offense of carrying con
cealed Veaporis could, not be lodged
against them on account of the
bungling- law passed by the' last
legislature, which woufd occasion
endless judicial procedure ad a triar
by a Jury in the higher court
THE ISSUE AT CONSTANTINOPLE.
A RECALL FOR PRESIDENTS
In proposing an amendment to the
constitution recalling presidents, Sen
ator Bristow of Kansas is either a
bold, bad man or he is a wag. If a
recall had been in operation in 1910
Mr. Taft would have been thrust
out qf office, but probably that would
have been to the Kansas senator's
liking. Had there been such a prop
osition in effect a decade and a half
ago President Cleveland would have
been retired in 1894, and the silver
men of botji parties would have had
revenge upon him for taking hold of
a Congress which wanted more sil
ver and compelling it to stop silver
purchases of all sorts. Harrison
would have been turned out in 1890
for signing the McKinley tariff, while
for one reason or another, or for no
reason, Arthur in 1882, Hayes in 1878
and Grant in 1874 would have been
forced to walk the plank.
"It is evident that the people are
not enthusiastically in favor of this
administration," exclaimed Lincoln to
Henry J. Raymond of the New York
Times when the returns from the
congressional election of 1862 reach
ed the White House. His judgment
was correct. The Republicans, in
deed, retained control of the House
On the side of Constantinople the
war is being waged for the mainten
ance of the ascendancy of the Young
Turks, and not for the retention of
Adrianople. The Turkish cabinet
realizes that Adrianople will be lost
in any event, but the fight which is!
being made to hold it is for the pur-1
pose of pillorying the Old Turks,'
who would have surrendered it sev-1
eral weeks ago, without making a I
serious attempt to defend it The
Young Turks are fighting to show
their countrymen that they are bet
ter patriots than were the element
which they recently overthrew, and
thus hope to prolong their supre
macy. - ,
Peace talk is heard from London
again, and probably this will mean
something just as soon as the ruling
faction in Constantinople believes
that it can maintain itself if it gives
up four-fifths of its territory in Eu
rope to the allies. The Old Turks
offered to .surrender it, and on this
account they were assailed by the
faction now in the ascendant. This
faction has already done enough
fighting to show that it is in earnest,
and that it will stand out as long
as human endurance permits. When
it gives up it will merely surrender
to the inevitable.,, It will give way
to overwhelming (orce, as comprised
in the armies of the allies, backed up,
as the latter are, by the great pow-ers.
The unanimity of the. concert of
the powers in sustaining Bulgaria,
Servia, Montenegro and Greece is
the large factor in the Balkan situa
tion. The big nations have brought
pressure in several shapes on Turkey
to make peace with her enemies by
surrendering Adrianople and the oth
er territory which they demanded
The powers even threatened that if
Turkey continued her contumacy it
would be in danger of assault in Asia.
While the threat of a possible men
ace fram Asia is vain, and Turkey
knows it to be so, the insistence of
the powers on the other points is of
momentous significance for the Otto
man chiefs. Nobody in Europe says
a good word for them, although Aus
tria is anxious that, in the adjust
ment, they shall not be treated too
(From Sunday.'? Daily.)'
Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Osborne, who
left this, city several months ago to
make their home in Richmond, Vir
ginia, returned yesterday to remain
The environment -of the Atlantic sea
board did not appeal favorably tcj
them after being inoculated .with ,th,J
ozone of the, Hassayampa, and both
are delighted to. again .be in this
V NO MINI-V
ARE SOON TO
Eastern Stockolders On
Way Here to Inspect
Arrivals from Groom Creek Mon
day stated that it is probable the
resumption of the. Midnight Test
mines would be authorized in a short
time, President Chase and a party of
stockholders being en, route from the
east to make an inspection and to In
augurate the work.
This property enjoys" a good name
among mining men, and on the
ground, is a complete ten stamp mill
that was never operated after it v?as
installed. The man shaft reached a
depth of over 4S0 feet, and assay
values were heavy in gold, taken
from a well defined vein of over
three feet in width. When the prop
erty suspended over three years ago,
internal dissensions were attributed
at the cause.
' ADDED TO
P. D. BILL
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 A three
million dollar increase in the post
office appropriation bill was made by
the Senate Committee on post offices
which reported the measure to the
Mining location nonces for sale at
the Journal-Miner office.