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TAMPICO A MODEL CITY UNDERREBEL RULE- '
OIL PORT DRY TOTM
BY FRED L. BOALT
Tampico, Mex. I came to Tam
pico to get acquainted with Ihe rebels.
A good deal depends upon what
sort of folks they are.
- If they are the wrong kind of f olksr
they will, of course, only make con
fusion worse confounded in Mexico-.
If they are the right kind, they may
solve America',s problem in Mexico
when they reach the capital.
I take it that it is fair to assume
that the behavior of the rebels in
Tampico may beused as. an indica
tion of how they Way be .expected to
Exclusive Photograph by Staff Photographer Durborough.
No public utilities have been disturbed under rebel rule. The street
cars, drawn by horses and mules, as shown in Staff Photographer Du'rbor
ough's picture here, are kept running' and the famous oil port is a modef
behave when they shall have captur
ed Mexico City and wrested from the
Huertastas the reins of government.
The tank steamer dropped us off
on the wharf in the river and into
an atmosphere of almost Sabbath,
In all your life-you. never saw a
quieter, more orderly city than Tam
There had been no looting when
-the rebels took the city. I was able
to verify the earlier report-that just
two soldiers had attempted to loot,
and had been caught red-handed, and
.had been shot on the spot.