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Vol. 2.
ST. JOHNS. ARZ.i THURSDAY. DECEMBER 18, 1902.
No. 14
A Word tó Parents
f
Teachers' Institute convenes
next Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday While the teachers
will be highly gratified to see
as. many parents, as can attend,
present at. all of the sessions,
they especially desire that all
the parents of the county who
Can possibly get there, will be
present on Monday Evening:, at
the Stake Academy. The pro
gram for that evening will con
sist .of talks by teachers on sub
jects of interest and importance
to every parent.
This will be an extremely
favorable opportunity for the i
-parents of St. Johns to show
whether they are in sympathy
with the work of . our teachers.
The education of the rising
generations is the most vexing
and at the same time, most im-
American people. It has become
ihe habit of the parents in
many neighborhoods, and some
have hinted that this is one of
them, to leave the entire Educa
tion of the children with the
teacher. Two questions that
will be discussed at the , aboye
mentioned parents meeting will
be: 4 4 What the teacher has a
right to expect of the parent;"
and "What the parent has a
right to expect, of the teacher
These questions will be discussed
by Profs. J. W. Brown and A.
C, Peterson, two well known
and popular teachers. Let the
house be filled with parents on
that evening.
APROPOS OF THE STORM.
During the last week the val
ley of the Little Colorado has
received quite ia downfall of
.moisture. If the winter can
keep, up this gait, next year will
be a hummer for Q stockmen.
Even as it is the country is in
far better shape than it has been
in, f of years.
One point may be, brought out
righ.t.alQnfir.nerre. If the forest
ciank who claim that the grass
ing pf $tock on forest lands
causejs druht, .knew that this
increase of precipitation had
followed immediately upon
an order, from the Interior De
partment which is the same as
exclusion, wouldn't these cranks
howl about such a victory for
Forest Reserves. .The. very fact
that stock are practically order
ed off the reserves would seem
to them to have caused the in
crease in rain and snowfall.
Forests in some countries may
cause rain-fall, but in the pla
teau regions of North America
this will not hold: And there
is a growing doubt, among
thinkers on this subject,
throughout the world as to
whether the forest has more in
fluence on the climate than the
climate has on the forest. To
our minds, it is strange that any
one should ever haye thought
that the forest were the pro
ducers of rainy climates. It
would be, perfectly naturLvío
í fífexlffat
produced by moist climatic con
ditions. And Still Another Roadi
A new railroad project for
Arizona, Colorado, Utah and
New Mexico, backed bv $50,
000.000 has been launched at
Denver. The road contemplated
does Jnot touch Phoenix, but
traverses other sections of the
territory, which will open up
some wealthy mining and agri
cultural country. It enters Ari
zona from Utah near the border
of New Mexico and Colorado,
running directly south, touch
ing Fort Defiance, and crosses
the Santa Fe at Winslow. Here
the road branches, one section
running due west and the other
a little east of south, passing
Fort Apache, Morenci and Clif
ton, Here the road changes its
course to a westerly direction,
passing through Globe, Fort
McDowell, Gilberts and Con
gress, joining the' main line
near the Colorado river. The
main line passes through Je
rome andPrescott Copper Era.
Douglas had to postpone a
Christmas Carnival because it
jyas fearcdythat the crowds could
not bé accqnimdated.
A GOVENMENT CRUSADE
Against Marriage.
By Alfred Seton.
Postmaster-General Payne, if
he is gifted with common sense,
should rescind before the first dav
of the coming new year the tur
kish firman he issued on the first
day of the last month of the se
cond year of the twentieth centu
ry .against marriage the marriage
of all women who. are employed
in the great department of Fede- j
ral .administration over which he !
presides. The order of this chief
of a party which claims to be, and
let be admitted is, in the frontline
of the van gar d of modern progress,
reads lika an except from the
records of tve ages when women,
the very highest of them, were
only a little more elevated than
were the serfs who waited upon
them, and did the -bidding of their
tnajculipejQrd8df-
isut, consiaerauons oí pu mis
kind apart, Mr. Payne's- mandate
is essentially and fundamentally
un- American. It infringes upon
personal liberty, that is the right
of very man, every woman, to do
what to him, or her, seems right
to do,provided it does not infringe
upon the equal rights of others.
In the question under considera
tion, there is to be sure, the ele
ment of contract, which should be
sacredly observed on both sides.
The women in the employment of
the Postal Service undertake to
perform certain duties. They have
fitted themselves for the discharge
of those duties by educatiou. They
have passed exsaminations pre
scribed by the Government and as
a reward of merit, they have won.
Did the question of marriage,
while in office, ever enter into the
examinations? And if not, as it
did not, by what authority, by
what warrant of law except that
he assumes to be a law unto him
self, does Postmaster-Gen. Payne
arrogate to himself the autocracy
of an Eastern potentate? He can
not produce it. Ry the Supreme
Court the decision has been made
that acts preventing or obstruct
ing lawful marriage are "contrary
to public policy" and henea ille
gal,
Postmaster-General Payne is
not, however, the only obtuse offi
cial who has entered upon, tfcis
sort of mediaeval warfare against
women and marriage. The pre?
historic school boaTd of one of the
greatest of American cities riais
joined the crusade against mar
riagé, and decreed dismissal
against all the women under its
control who venture to look upon
the marriage ring with all the
sanctity that invest it A very
practical question here suggests
itself which is trhis: ; To whbrii
would parents prefer to entrust
he education of their children
the unmarried or married, even if
the married are still in the. hal-.
cyon period, which soon passes af
way, of their new found bliss? To
the experienced to ask the question'
is to answer it.
In the complex problems of our
new century civilization and from
every American point of view,
thiucstipjkp te-aaNi
kutfHP stfuVeme TwmmnKérfi$
home is the -corner's tone of the:
Republic. Uproot it -and ' little
worth preserving remains. France
at the present time, furnishes a
lesson that should not be lost up--on
all wjjo adhera to . the old-
American ideal of hearth , and. .
home, which, in great measure,
have made us all that we are-'
the first among all the nations
which have yet come into being:
To come back to Mr. Payne, and',
his "firman" against matrimony,
there can be little question that
he has transcended his authority,
that he has taken a step beyond
the law, and that, if appeal is
made to the higher courts, the de
cison will be against him. The
great Declaration reads that we
are all entitled to life, liberty andt
the pursuit of happiness. Post-
master-General Payne. makes ex-J
ception in the case of the women?
employed under him. As an offi
cial he should be in the latitude
and longitude of the Bospkori$
and not of the Potomac.
The. United States civil service,
commission announces that on,
January 6, 1903, an examination .,
will be held at the usual places,
for the position of scientific asis-i
tant, United States commission,
of fish and fisheries; assistant
chemist in the supervising archi.
ect's office; inspector of hulls iu
the steamboat inspection service;
custodian marine biological ta
lion, Beaufort, N, C, Vi
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