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Government Not In Danger
A TRAVELER returning from Mexico was quoted in The Herald Tuesday
as saying that "The fall of the Diaz reign is a reality." No, not a reality
or even a probability; the traveler left a little too soon if his dread of
the fall of Diaz was what he was running away from.
This is no revolution. It is an insurrection and a serious one, but the govern
ment has it well in hand. The army so far i3 loyaL and the insurrectos have
developed no leaders strong enough to cope with the Diaz party. The army is not
going to break away from the central government to stake its blood and bones
cn such an unorganized venture as the insurrection at this stage appears to be.
Madero is no such popular idol as might raise a terror inspiring Grito in this
centennial year. He seems to represent no compact or enthusiastic body of
political progressives or personal adherents. The sounder elements in the republic
have no confidence in him, and on the other hand the subordinate classes do not
regard him as their true representative because they say he belongs to the
capitalist class. In any event, he is not a man to inspire fervid personal allegiance
among the military, and as things are at present, the army holds the real key to
Diaz is old and must soon pass over. But he has disposed his cards well.
There are men in his following who are more progressive than he, more closely in
touch with the Mexico of today, and Diaz knows it. These real progressivists
Diaz has neither shot, imprisoned, nor banished he has called them into his coun
cils, and on them he relies to carry out certain needed reforms that he knows
But insurrection is the last thing the grim old insurrecto will tolerate. Diaz
was one himself, and lie knows where his adversaries' weak points are. It is the
strong, thoroughly organized government the "machine" against the disjointed,
disorganized aggregation of malcontents.
It'is not through such means that Mexico will move forward.
This is an insurrection, not a revolution. The insurrection will be crushed,
and Diaz will move when be completes his new house, not a minute sooner.
Russia could better have lost many of her citizens, equally as well known,
than count Tolstoi half a dozen grand dukes -would not have been missed so badlyT
It is not always so bad to be defeated for the office to which you aspire.
Senator Carter got the double cross for the Montana senatorship for six years, and
is now going to be a supreme courts judge for life, rumor has it.
It appears much easier to set' a date for a Mexican revolt than it is to pull
off the revolt. Sunday was about the steenth time a revolt has been set ior
Mexico, and Diaz is still doing business.
The Democratic press of Arizona is proving how inconsistent a Democratic
press can be. For political effect, to poll the vote of the radicals, the Democratic
press cried aloud for "the initiative and referendum, and the recall" before the
election. Democrats pledged to such a platform were elected, but the Democratic
editors evidently didn't believe their delegates wouli stick to the platform. They
did, and now the papers are howling like hit animals.
New Mexico's Splendid Showing
JUDGING- from the report of governor "W. J Mills on the condition of New
Mexico, the territory will come into the union as a state in better shape
than many of the states now doing business.
The territory is not heavily in debt, all its educational and eleemosynary in
stitutions are in good shape, its public lands are in a large measure free and
available for the purposes for which allotted, its natural resources are only just
leginnfng to be really developed, and on the whole the outlook is splendid.
The report shows. that the coal mining resources of the territory are being
Tapidly developed, the production of 1910 over that of 1909 being a very material
increase, while the charters issued to mining companies show that all other branches
of raining in the territory are receiving impetus. Irrigation is growing rapidly
and cattle raising and sheep growing are in no way suffering as yet on account of
the encroachments of the farmer.
New Mexico'sshowingisoneof whkh the entire population may well feel proud.
Tinder the able administration of governor Mills, whom the people will no doubt
see fit to make one of their first senators, the territory could not fail to advance,
considering the class of enterprising people who comprise the majority of its
It is good to find Mr. Roosevelt optimistic about something these days. He
says that New Mexico is doing fine. '
There are no three types of people worse misrepresented on the stage than
the Jew, the Irishman, and the cowboy.
Do your Christmas buying now and get first choice of tgoods and keep out
f the rush and jam that come during the holidays.
Don't forget that this is only Teddy's first defeat. Bryan had to be defeated
as often as he had fingers and toes before his leadership was impaired.
Mhitt sometimes treats little Jeff just about like an El Paso ring politician
would treat an opponent who imagines that any good man has a right to run
for a public office.
Tucson and Los Angeles are each planning trade excursions down to the west
coast of Mexico. First thing we know, Deming will be running a trade getting
Excursion into El Paso.
They have a mine up in Colorado that they call theEl Paso and in one par
ticular it is not different from its Texas namesake, our own town it is not a bit
''dry." They have just constructed an immense tunnel to unwater it.
The government is about to spend more than $1,000,000 in levee work on
the west side of the Colorado river near Yuma, Arizona. It is only a compara
tively few years since that whole region was regarded as worse than worthless;
but now the plans for developing the wealth of the Colorado valley through irri
gation and power development, involving the investment of $30,000,000 - to
$50,000,000 within the nest half century, show that the potential wealth of south
western resources is only beginning to be understood and appreciated.
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E KIND to old Dobbin, your long
chops; for Dobbin is faithful and
till he drops. The gods who keep
in. anger will crack a club on the ribs of his trust' old horse, which hasn't a
chance to hit back. Be kind to old Bossie, the gentle
eyed cow, that patiently stands in her shed; and don't
KINDNESS with the milking-stool cave in her brow because there's
no sense in her head. The gods have no use for the sinful
galoot who loses his temper too quick, and wears out his
grudge on an innocent brute wit'h any old buldgeon or stick. Where kindness is
lacking existence is flat and naught that we do is of worth; be kind to the bow
wow, be kind to the cat, be kind to all creatures on earth. For kindness is music
whose chords all agree; the oil on the waters of strife; if man were as perfect
as mortals should be, he'd even be kind to his wife.
Copyright, 1S10, by Georg 3iattxe
THE COLLISION The Herald's
(By Hans Henvig.) Dally Shoft StOYj
THAT he had lost a leg and
through 'this accident his bo
loved job, did not hurt old en
gineer Ollzap's feelings nearly as much
as the fact that he was called a coward
during the proceedings which followed
the accident. They said that like a
captain on his ship, it had been his
duty to stay on his engine until all
danger was past. He, on the other
hand, claimed that he had stayed by
his engine until he knew he could do
nothing more. How the catastrophe
happened he told anyone who cared to
listen to him.
"I still remember the exact date, not
only because it was the worst day in
j my life but also because my Louise,
my only child was born the day be
fore. It was a very hard child birth,
and I breathed easier, when every
thing was over. My -wife sill felt
very weak and I shall never forget
how I felt when I said goodbye to
her and the baby after the day ult
which, had been granted me, because
of the event.
"It was very easy service I had on
that day, just running a switch en
gine at Schlucheufel's station. A very
harmless task with no risks whatever,
no excitement and no chances of ac
cident. I entered the roundhouse to
look for the old switch engine when
I was met by my fireman who told me
that he had just seen in the ordor
book that we were to use the express
engine SSS, which happened to be of
service that day. The switch engine
had broken down and was in the re
pair shop. "Well, one may use an ex
press engine for switching as well as
not, so we walked over to 'SSS and
looked it over. Everything was in or
der. My fireman oiled the moving
parts while I took a. look at the fire.
When I opened the door a thick cloud
of yellow smoke struck my face. The
fireman at the roundhouse evidently
thought we were going on a long trio
with an express -
"Well, I thought, we won't need to
shovel any coal for two or three
hours. When we were ready I gave a
long 'blast with the whistle for the.
turn table to notify the switchman
who was to turn us to the right
track. But even here things did not
run smooth. The switchman was wondering-
what had happened to 'SS3,'
made up his mind that we must be :ro
ing to hitch up to express 43 ai.l
turned us to a wrong track. AVe had
to explain matters to him before he
understood. Every switchman re
passed afterwards shouted to us wo
were on the wrong track and wh"n
we came to the station the people did
not know what to do with us, all be
cause we were using a big express en
gine instead of a small switch engine.
"The very first order ran us into
trouble. This trouble came throu;n
the man with the red cap, the stat'on
master. He ordered us to run back
wards from the station some distance
up the line pushing a boiler on a flat
car intended for a chemical factorv,
and in front of this was another car
loaded with strong explosives.
"Whenever I see a stationmaste
with a red cap my heart almost stops
Deatlng for it was one of these who
cut short my career as an engineer. Ie
never been in a train since because I
do not want to see any of these men.
"We were to push the dangerous car
slowly ahead of us up the line. I had
opened the' throttle very little tnr ai
express engine has not got long legs
for nothing. We had to run up the
lli.e on the left, that is to say the
wrong track, because the side traci
to the factory branches off from tins
THE MANICURE LADY
She Just Loves Them Dark Liquid Lamps
AYEN'T saw you for a long
time," said the Head Barber,
as the Manicure Lady swept
into the shop and removed her modish
wraps. "What detained you kid?"
"I have been. up in the mountains,"
said the Manicure Lady loftily.
'Brother Wilfred and me was up to
do a little shooting. Wilfred , has a
rich, friend, the only rich friend that he
ever had, and he asked Wilfred and
Mayme and me to come' up and visit
he and his wife."
"You mean 'to visit him and ma
wife,' " corrected the Head Barber.
"I mean just what I said," ex
claimed the Manicure Lads'. "This rich
friend of brother's was the swellest
.fellow you ever saw. He gave us a
splendid time, and Wilfred was right
in his glory, hooking fish and spearing
highballs. He kept telling Mayme and
me how nice it is to have a rich
A Mighty NImrod.
"The friend stood for an awful lot,
at that, because I guess he knew
Wilfred" didn't have very many rich
pals, and he didn't seem to mind it
much when Wilfred pressed the bet a
"Did you go shooting, too?" asked
the Head Barber.
"No," said the Manicure Lady. "I
didn't do no shooting myself, but 1
had .a counle of mild flirtations. There
was J a gent there from the south who !
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greater sport. He had hunted big
game in the great northwest and he
had shot a lot of them funny little
quails on horseback."
"I didn't know that quails ever rode
horseback," said the ,Head Barber.
"He was a regular man, that feilow,"
said the Manicure Lady, ignoring
George's remark. "He had them dark,
liquid lamps, for which the southern
men Is so noted, and his voice was aa
low and sweet as the song of spring's
first robin. ' The only thing I didn't
like about him, he chewed tobacco.
Fin ecu t nnd Romance.
"Of course, I don't mean, George,
that he chewed when I was present,
and maybe it's all right, anyhow, but I
- legged -bay, and pet him and fondle his
true to his hay he'll work in the tugs
cases on men won't indorse the sport who
and I need not tell you I kept my eyes
pretty well odsii. Suddenly as we
turned a rocky point I saw the steam 1
of an engine In front of us, but a
first moment I thought nothing of i.
It was a train coming towards us, but
that is a thing an engineer may see
a hundred times a day, but all at
once I realized we were on the wroug
track, that is to say on the same tracv
as the train coming toward us. As soon
as I got over the first shock I acted
quite cool and kept my head. I gave
a series of danger blasts with the
whistle and the engineer on the other
train did the same, noticing the dan
ger at the same moment I did. I put
on the emergency brakes and gave
counter steam opening the throttle
wide, so that my engine and its car
quickly slowed down. But it was not
"My fireman had already jumped for
his life, that was the best thing he
could do. Immediately af5erwards
came a dreadful crash, which I seem to
hear even now. We "had come togeth
er! "I saw a heavy cloud of steam and
smoke and noticed that the car with
the explosives was being pushed on
top of the tender, across the flat car
from which the boiler had rolled off.
In the meantime my engine began to
start slowly the other way, as a re
sult of my giving counter steam. I
began to think the- worst was over,
when there was a loud noise as from
an explosion, I had determined .o
stick to my engine but now I remem
bered that the car was loaded with
explosives which might blow up any
moment, and from now on I could
think of nothing but my wife and
baby. I must save my own life for
their sake. I thought the engine and
cars hopelessly lost, and- there was oa
ly a few seconds left to save myself.
I saw my wife's face before me, sa.v
her stretch her hands towards me and
when I came to again I 'lay on thi
track with my leg cut off.
"The passengers and crew of the
other train were trying to staunch
the flow of blood. Close by
was the engine of the other
train, but of my engine and cars
I could see nothing. The car had
not exploded as I had feared, and my
engine with its throttle wide open had
started off and was rushing ahead at
a speed of more than CO miles an hour,
the car with the explosives clinging
to the tender by its front wheels whilo
the rear wheels were on the track.
"When the people at Schluchtenfels
saw It speeding by they Immediately
knew what h.ad happened. The man with
the red cap realized what he had done
but he had sufficient presence of mind
to notify the next station that they
might make preparations to let the
runaway pass on a clear track. As
luck would have it there was no train
on the line or a terrible catastrophe
would have happened. The engine
rushed past the first station at full
speed, but gradually it lost its breach.
The second station had just sent off a
passenger train, so to prevent further
accidents it was necessary to catch
the runaway here. A switch was open
ed to a blind track with buffers at
the end, which brought. 'SSS' to a
rather sudden stop, without causing
any further damage but" the smashing
of the buffers.
"The engine was repaired and is
again hauling fast trains, but I was
beyond repair, my career was ended
and I was pensioned.
"When I had recovered the worst of
it all was still to come
The case was 1
taken Into court. The stationmast r
got two years, while I was acquitted,
but the judge declared I had actod
like a coward. I leave it to others to
judge, whether he was right."
dont like to think about a man chew
ing tobacco? Somehow. I'm just the
same now as when I was a little girl, .
George, and it doesn't seem to me that
finecut and romance should walk hand
"Outside of that, though, he was all
right. He took me out for a stroll one
moonlight night, and he told me that
he had wandered over the face of the
earth a long time without ever having
met the ideal of his dreams until ho
J happened for to see me.
uc mm iiic LiitXL uie jiiuiueui lie set
eyes on me he knew that he was
hooked up for fair. He didn't say it
that way, because, he had a lot of
beautiful language which he must.
j have learned in college, but that's
what he meant. Thinps was movin'g
along fine until my dream was shat
tered." "What caused the big break?" asked
the Head Barber. ,
"It was Wilfred," explained the Man
icure Lady. "It seems this gent had
seen Wilfred hanging around the lodge
for some days, but nobody had told
him that Wilfred was a brother of
mine. Well, just the night before we
are getting ready to leave, Wilfred
picks up an acquaintance with some
chap that used to know a friend of .his
back In Hartford, and about 9 in tho
evening, long after dinner had been
ate, in blows brother with his faculties
"He wasn't coarse about it, dear me,
no. All he does is to fall all over the
southern gent and tell him he's my
" 'I have noticed you shining up to
Sis a lot of late,' he says. 'She's a
good jrlrl, and I will be sorry to see
"Then he begins to crj' on the south
ern gent's white shirt. And right then
and there. George, I seen that I would
have to bury my sweet, dead dream."
"You're young yet." said the Head
Barber. "There Is lots of good fish
left in the sea."
"I know it," sighed the Manicure
Lady, "but they don't run in schools,
tho way they used to " , ,
War's Terrors Increased By
Inventive Genius Of Americans Frederic
In Military and Naval Affairs Inventions Help Progress.
THE debt which humanity owes to
the American Inventor is as
marked in other fields of activity
as in agriculture, transportation, man
ufacturing and mining. In the realm
of naval and military science his labors
are among the most important. When
Samuel Bushnell, of Connecticut, de
vised his hand-driven submarine boat
for attacking the English man of war
in New York during the revolution, ho
laid the foundation for a long era of
progress in military and naval affairs.
This little submarine boat consisted
of a small, kettleshaped hull, with an
airtight trapdoor and a screw propeller
turned by hand. It carried a lead
weight which could be dropped instant
ly in the event it was necessary to rise
to the surface quickly. Bushnell's or
dinary method for submergence and
rising again to the surface was through
two force pumps. When he wanted to
sink, he allowed water to enter a cham
ber which at other times was filled
with air; when he wanted to rise ho
pumped this water out. His light was
a bottle of phosphorus, and he steered
his craft by a magnetic needle. The
boat 'carried 150 pounds of gunpowder
done up in a water-tight package with
a clockwork exploding device. This
was screwed to the bottom of the ship,
and was Intended to explode after the
submarine had reached a place of safe
ty. A sailor named Lee manned the
boat and attempted to blow up the
British war vessel. He was not able to
screw the charge to the ship's bottom,
however, and it only ended in a scare
to the British tars.
Torpedo An American Idea.
The torpedo is another invention to
which America lays claim. Robert Ful
ton perfected the spar torpedo during
the war of 1S12. Cushint; improved it
during the Civil war. It also was an
American who invented the compressed
band around the steel projectile, which
has made the modern rifled un a suc
cess. The metallic cartridge and the
machinery for its manufacture Vvere in
vented by Americans. This, in turn
made possible the modern machine gun,
of which the Gatling. of American ori
gin, was the first in the field. The vse
of nickel steel started on this side of
the Atlantic, and has been another con
tribution to the possibilities of modern
warfare and big gun building. The re
volver and the steamship forced-draft
are the children of American brains.
The Holland submarine boat heads the
list of modern submarines, and is as
much American as was the Bushnell
boat of nearly a century and a half ago.
But the greatest revolution in the
history of military ani naval science,
if we except the application of gunpow
der to warfare, was brought about by
Americans in an American conflict
the battle between the Monitor and the
Merrlmac. It Is true that the Monitor
was brought out by a man of foreign
birth, John Erics.son, but ,the Idea be
longs to an American, Theodore S. Tim
by. He had long before secured a pat
ent on a revolving metal turret, and a
congressional committee had recom-
j mended Its adoption to the secretary of
war. The courts decided that Tlmby
was the Inventor, and Ericsson, and his
associates were obliged . to pay him
$100,000 before they could take tho
Monitor to Fort Monroe.
A striking- picture of the different
conditions which prevailed when the
telegraph was first operated and the
present day, is afforded by an authen
tic story of the first nine days ofthe
earliest commercial telegraph line. The
fee was one cent for four words. For
the first three days the line was with
out business. On the fourth day an
impecunious politician sent a message
to Washington and received an answer
for one cent. He sent the word "four,"
which, in the code, meant "what time
is it?" The feply was "one," which j
meant that it was one oclock. The bill
was half a cent for the two messages,
but he paid a cent in the Inability to
make change., The, fifth day the re
ceipts of the line were 12 cents. The
sixth day was Sunday and the office
was closed. The receipts of the sev
enth day were 60 cents, and of the
eighth day 51.52.
In5 the invention of the phonograph
we have a. case where the inventor was
seeking one end and attained a very
different and most unexpected one. Ed
ison was trying to devise a machine
which would repeat Morse characters
from indentations on paper, transfer
ring their message to another circuit
closing apparatus. He found when he
passed the paper under the tracing
ptoint very rapidly, it produced a low
hum like subdued conversation. Thte
led him to construct, on a piece of paf
afine paper, a dlaphram and a needle
for indenting a record of the sound
waves of his voice. Here, then, was
the germ of the modern talking ma
chine. The Movlnc Picture Idea.
Just as .the telegraph led Edison to
the invention of the phonograph, that
instrument in turn led him to the mov
ing picture machine. While he was
trying to bring out the speaking quali
ty of the phonograph, it occurred to
him that it would be a good Idea to see
the speaker as well as hear him. He
built a: special camera, using a strip
of celluloid as a carrier for his film.
The pictures were an inch wide, with a
row of perforations above and below j
them on .the celluloid. These perfora
tions occurred at regular intervals, so
that teeth could engage them and hold
the film steady before the lense for
nine-tenths of the forty-sixth part of a
second. Then it was released and
jerked forward an Inch in the remain- j
ing tenth of the forty-sixth of a second
ready for the next exposure. This per
mitted forty-six pictures a second, or
The First Sub-Marine Cable.
The planning and the laying of the
first submarine cable represents one of
the most persistent efforts ever maao
by an inventor to achieve success. Cy
rus W. Field was equal to the difficul
ties that beset his path, however. First
he tried a two thousand mile cable on
land and in shallow water, and proved
it would work. Then he organized a
company, and in 1S57 the first cable
was manufactured. The American and
English governments loaned theirnwa
finest battleships for laying the cable,
but a sudden strain on the paying-out
machine caused the cable to break. A
year later it was tried again, and this
time It was successful. However, only
725 messages were sent over it. Then
it went out of commission forever; not.
however, until the British government
had saved a quarter 'of a million dol
lars by countermanding the order for
the removal of troops In Canada. In
1S65 the Great Eastern was commis
sioned to lay another cable. Again it
,parted before- the job was done. For
nine days they grarpled with it. three
times almost succeeding in getting the
end up; but they were doomed to fail
ure. A buoy was anchored where they
left it and the Great Eastern returned
to port. Another company was organ
ized and the next year final success
crowned the effort.
The submarine cable is made up of
five layers. The inner one is a rope of
copper wire, made to conduct the elec
tric current. This is insulated with a
layer of gutta percha a quarter of an
inch thick, and the electric impulse
finds it easier to travel through thou
sands of miles of wire than through a
quarter of an inch of gutta percha.
Outside of the gutta percha is a laver
of twisted jute, and the fourth layer is
made of the steel wires wh ich keep the
cable from breaking. Outside of this is a
heavy tarred covering that protects it
from the sea water. The cable is made
by a single machine process. Hazel
Hill, in eastern Canada, may be called
the news center of the world. Fifteen
thousand miles of ocean cable center
there, and the news service of the
whole world depends in a measure upon
the work of the great plants" located
Discovery of Anaesthetic.
Time alone will be able to tell how
vast is the debt of humanity to tho
men who mastered the principles of an
aesthetics. Humphrey Davy, in 179S,
suggested that "laughing j;as" might
be used in slight surgical operations,
but it was not until Horace Wells, an
enterprising dentist of Hartford. Con
necticut, attended a lecture on "laugh
ing gas" that the idea of using it in
dentistry or surgery was conceived.
Wells persuaded the lecturer, a Mr.
Colton, to administer the gas to him,
adn had his friend, Dr. RIggs, pull a
tooth for him. It worked perfectly.
Wells then went to Boston to demon
strate the use of the gas before a med
ical convention. His gas bag exploded
and the experiment ended in failure.
Sulphuric ether was well known be
fore Its anaesthetic properties were un
derstood, and boys In laboratories
often would have what they termed
"ether frolics," getting drunk by in
haling it. In 1839 a young South Car
olinian named Wilhite caught a negro
boy and forcibly made him a party to
an "ether frolic." He and hi associ
ates held a saturated cloth over the
negro's nose until he was insensible.
When they tried to arouse him they
could not. and conouaed he was dying.
Medical aid was summoned, an 1 the ne
gro v.as re.iored to consciousness nono
the worse for his experience. Later
Wilhite became a pupil of Dy. Cra'v
ford Long, of Geo.-jria, and when, ix
man came to have -a tumor removed
from his neck they persuaded him ts
take ether. He did so, and from that
day forward anaesthesia has been used
in surgery the world over. It la true
that others have claimed the c-edt, but
Long's work took place. in 1842, which
is conceded to be the first operation
ever performed with anaeshesl.i.
Tomorrow Scientific Apparatus.
TRUE AS GOSPEL.
From Del Rio (Texas) Herald.
Harmony between, merchants and
producers is greatly to be desired in
Del Hio. The merchant should handle
home grown fruits and vegetables al
ways, in preference to outside stuff
and In return the growers should trade
at home. This is the way to build a
C. Juarez. Mex., Nov. 21.
Editor El Paso Herald -
As a Mexican citizen and readc-r of
your paper, I feel that I have a riht
to require of you an explanation of an
article which according to "El Eco del
Comercic." published in E1 Paso (of
November 20) by Sr. Hernandez, re
cently appeared in your paper justify
ing the Rock Springs lynching. The
article in "El Eco" is headed "El Paso
Herald shows itself more barbarous
than the lynchers of the Mexican An
te nio Rodriguez." and says that you
"published an editorial November 14 in
which you apologized for the atrocious
crime committed by the inhabitants of
Rock Springs." The article in "El Eco"
publishes in Spanish a quotation from
your paper beginning thus: "El Hncha
mlento en Rock Spring es justlticable.
Un periodico publlcado en la 'veclndad
refleja los sentfmientos del publico.
Tomando la voz de la gente que viva
cerca de donde fue quemado el Mexi
cano Antonio Rodriguez un editorial del
periodico 'Del Rio Herald" es el que
indudablemente menciona el caso de la
manera mas concienzuda y liana. Ese
periodico justiflca el crimen," etc, etc.
If this is your attitude, I want to
know it. I have not seen such senti
ments expressed In your paper, but
quite the contrary. You have seemrd
horrified at the lawless excesses of
the Rock Springs mob. Will you ex
The article in "El Eco del Comercio"
is the result of a mistranslation of an
article in The El Paso Herald, and an
apparent total misunderstanding of its
sense. The Herald November 14 re
printed in its news -columns an article
from the Del Rio Herald, headed "Jus
tifies Rock Springs burning; paper
published In that vicinity reflects feel
ing of people," and beginning, "As
showing the attitude of the people in
the vicinity of Rock Springs an edi
torial in the Del Rio Herald probably
states the case most plainly; that pa
per justifies the crime and praises the
men who committed it," etc., etc
Clearly the translator lias lost sight
of the fact that the Del Rio paper -was
quoted merely "as showing the atti
tude of the people in the vicinity of
Rock Springs," and without a word or
hint at approval of the Del Rio Her
ald's expression by this newspaper. The
El Paso Herald. The translator takes
our heading. "Justifies Rock Springs
burning" (referring of course to the
Del Rio paper) and makes it read,
"The lynching in Rock Springs is jus
tifiable" an interpretation clearly er
roneous. The translator takes our ex
pression. "As showing the attitude of
the people," and makes It read "ac
cepting the voice of the people" an
other mistranslation. The translator
uses "Indudablements" (certainly) to
translate our word "probably"; he
takes the phrase. "States the case
most plainly" and makes it read In
Spanish, "MencIona el caso de la ma
nera mas concienzuda y liana" in
English, "States the case in a manner
most! exactly just and most plain." The
translator found no English word to
Justify that expression. "Most exactly
just," which he put Into our mouths,
r -t .
Th' woman that "tries t' keep up with
ih.' procession don't see half as much as
her husband who stands on th' curb.
Ever'buddy at Melodeon Hall last night
stood -up when th' orchestra played "My
Country What is it t' you?"
Years Ago To-
From The Herald OI 017
This Date 1S93. "J
T. Roush. of Sierra Blanca, left this
city today fox Chicago.
Supt. R. H. Ward, of the T. & P. coal
properties at Thurber, is at the Pier
son. The first concert will be given by tho
Choral union in Chopin hall tomorrow
Tne city officials in the city hall ara
moving back Into their rejuvenated
Metal Market: Silver, 60c: lead, $2.75;
copper, 10 5-Sc; Mexican pesos, El Paso
and Juarez, 50c.
Mrs. D. Deutschland has arrived for
a two months' visit with her sister,
Mrs. E. Silberberg.
The litany service at St. Olement'a
will be followed by .an address to wo
men by Bishop Kendrick.
J. T. Rowe was thrown from his
wheel and badly cut up about the face
and head. He may be permanently
scarred. . T
The Corralltos Railway company is
now doing Its own custom brokeraga
business, and has an office down, in the
government's old bonded warehouse at
the foot of El Paso street.
Judge Falvey met with a serious ac
cident while hunting- quail at Socorro.
He had wounded a bird and in at
tempting to get It, the left barrel of his
gun was discharged. The two first fin
gers on his left hand were seriously
hurt and may have to be amputated.
Joe Williams, while scorching- down
the country road, west of San Francis
co street, was seriously injured when
the forks of his wheel snapped- He
was being paced by Harry Carpenter
and Tommy Kawton, who were ridinjj
TASK OF SISYPHUS.
Evangelist Bulgin is now attempting
to save souls in El Paso, Texas. Some
thing like the task of Sisyphus.
thus conveying an entirely wrong im
pression. Now that this matter has come up
in this shape, it is worth while to
quote certain recent editorial refer
ences of The Herald with reference to
this Rock Springs case and the sequel
as showing- the real attitude of The
Herald towards such mob outrages. On
November 5, the day alter the lynching.
The El Paso Herald was the first pa
per in the United States, and probably
the only paper, to foresee and predict
international complications as a. result
of the Rock Springs burning. The
Herald on November 5, denouncing the
lawless act of the mob, said:
"It is safe to say that an inter
national incident of some sharp
ness will arise out of the burning of
"an unknown Mexican by unknown
parties.' as the coroner's verdict de
scribed tho crime of the mob,
though the name of the victim and
the names of many of the mob
were known to everybody except
the coroner's jury. Such Incidents
are a disgrace to the whole state
and a reproach to civilization."
On November 10, discussing the anti
American disturbances In Mexico, The
"Texas after affronting civili
zation by burning alive at the
stake tvithout trial a citizen of a
'foreign country accused of murder
inflicting thus without warrant
of law and in defiance of all civil
ized usages the most UorrIHe
torture ever devised by human in
genuity need not be surprised at
expressions of resentment by fellow
countrymen of the confessed mur-
derer thus refused protection of the
law and sacrificed to the savage
lust of a mob.
"The crime was that of murder,
and even in the face of the prison
er's confession he was entitled to
the ordinary protection guaranteed
by civilized states, and if the death
penalty was to be inflicted, it
should have been inflicted only
after due course of law and by a
method sanctioned under the law.
"It is surely the duty of Texas
to bring to justice those responsi
ble ior the savage torture and- un
lawful execution of the 'Mexican
murderer at Rock Springs."
On November 11, The El Paso Her
ald, under the head, "The Duty of
Texas." said editorially:
"The quick action of Mexico to
punish the disorderly characters
and put down the senseless out
break, makes it all the more in
cumbent upon the government of
the state of Texas to institute in
quiry into the circumstances of
the Rock Springs case and inflict
suitable punishment upon the
leaders of the mob which defied the
laws of this state and reverted to
barbarism by torturing to death
without legal warrant or trial a
citizen of a foreign country said to
have confessed to the crime of
If editor Hernandez of "El Eco dei
Comercio" can find in this any word
of "justification" for the Rock Springs
lynching, he is a marvelous discoverer.