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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 25, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 12',
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, BENTON GOT WHAT HE WENT AFTER
v AA lot of fat-headed statesmen and gold-laced diplomats are getting ter
ribly excited" over the fate" of a so-called Englishman of "the name of W. S.
Benton in Juarez, Mexico.
It seems that the said Benton, who has lived in Mexico some 20 years,
decided to beard the lion in his den. That is, he blew into Rebel Gen. Villa's
office in Juarez- and began slinging short, wrathful Anglo-Saxon ; words at
Villa. Nobody suspects a Mexican, and especially a Mexican of Villa's type,
to be long on temper, and the presumption is that they clinched and the
Latin part of the quarrel did the usual Latin trick he drew the weapon
handiest to his fingers and used, it with precision on the Englisher.
"England's honor," : "the safety of her citizens," "compensation for a
great wrong" and a lot; more of hat Hind of stuff is going, to be bandied
about at Washington and in London for quite a while,, , .
But, as a matter of fact, the killing-of Benton is no different to-similar
scrapes that are happening every day in; the year in some American city or
another. '. "... ..-7
Benton, a man of well-known violent temper, announces he's1 going to
tell Villa what he thinks pf him. " '" . '
He goes. The short and ugly word" passes. Then the unprintable
word. The scuffle.. : Then the shot. ' ; " .
And Benton "gets what he went after."" 7
The criminal courts' of the United"Stat'es are full of such quarrels all
the year round. ' ' . , '5
And nine times in tert the iVIIas'are acquitted bii the groun'd of self-
defense. .- ' 7. . .
IT STIRRED THEM UP
Of course, that New York earth
quake shook .the, scientists up ' to
studying things" at a! great jate and
what they are saying b'out earth
"faults" down; East would, make
Westerners keep on' living- right
where they are, eVen on Valencia
What holds them strongest is the",
fact that Buffalo felt that quake pret
ty considerably. There is a "fault"
running from Brooklyn to Buffalo,
but at Buffalo there Jsevideuce that
there has been no quake "sinceFfhe end
of Silurian times say, 35 onillion
years ago. Now, if this old '.'fault"
has gone to faulting, after that neat
little rest, , there's possibility of a
quake on Manhattan Island that will
put your hair in curl papers, since
there were real quakes of Manhattan
as recently as Triassic times says, 8
million years ago.
Just figure it out yourself- Here
you are working in room 1139, floor
42, of me of those New York sky
scrapers and' down under you is an
earth "fault" that hasn't had an in
nings in."a good long time. Tp.e scien
tists say that the hoary-headed Buf
falo end of your earthquake! possibil
ity Js waking up. Do you stay up
there, waiting:. on, that "fault" which
has been storing ,up. business- energy
lor os imuipn years.' ,iNO,k. xou take
the elevator-aown..' And, if wise,
youll conie West and buy some real
Estate. There isn't a community in all
the great Middle West or Par West
but will welcome you and your investment
VVHAT HE NOTICED
An inspector, examining a class in
grammar, wrote a t sentence on the
blackboard and asked if anyone no
ticed anything peculiar about it. Af fc
er a short silence a small boy ex
claimed: "Yes, sir; the bad writing." St.