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All' the shops and stores are open
and doing business. .
But all "cantinas"., are closed
There is, therefore, absolutely no
drunkenness. You can get a drink
nowhere except at the Hotel 'Imperial,
which is patronized only by foreign
ers. The constitutionalists added their
seal to the seals of the American and
British consuls on the doors of all
empty buildings. '
The constitutionalist governor,
Gen. Caballero, a man. at once cau
tious, just and firm, has given guar
antees to all foreigners.
Tampico is an oil town. American,
English, Dutch, German and other oil
interests have wells and refineries in
Mark this: That, since the day the
federals were driven out, not one well
has stopped pumping!
Not one American has been killed!
Not a stick nor stone of property
has been destroyed!
Tampico, under rebel rule, pursues
the even way of peace.
Only the banks are closed, of their
own accord, because they fear thfey
would otherwise become overloaded
with constitutionalist money.
But the oil companies are dicker
ing with Carranza for rebel money
with which to meet their payrolls. I
know of one company that offered
$1,000,000 gold for $4,000,000 con
stitutionalist money, but Carranza
held out for an exchange of three to
The merchants prefer constitu
tionalist to federal money.
The forced loan story was a lie.
No American or other' foreigners
were levied on in that way. ,
Pnly wealthy Mexicans and Span
iards who were known Huertastas
were compelled to lend money to the
I reached Tampico in. time .to see
the last of the rebel army leaving for
the south in pursuit of Zajagosa's
Not only were they'hetter armed
and equipped iha nthe federal tatter
demalions I had seen: on fhe-outposts
around Vera Gru, but they were
bigger and .stronger physically, and
more alert? ami intelligent. .
Remembering what the two Amer
icans on he ..tank steamerjbad told
me about "Mexican soldiers .not know
ing or carjng1" what, the war was
about, I asked'a score c-Ohese rebels
why theyftfughtv "
And they all made the .one answer:
"We fight," they said, "to-gfit back
the land .thatwas stolenfrom us."
DEAN OF THE 'RQTA PASSES ON
BULK OF CHURCH LAW CASES
Monsignor Lega is dean of the
sacred tribunal of the Rota. ' He js
one of the -highest authorities in the
Catholic church on canon law.
The Rota passes on the great bulk
of law cases arising in 'the church,
subject to canon- law, such as the
Gould-Castellane divorce case.
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