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THE HAYT1 HERALD
The only Recognized Straight Democrat! Newspaper in Pemiscot County.
HAYTI, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1913.
WAR IN MEXIOO-U. S. INTERVENTION-BETTER KEEP HANDS OFF
President Madero and General Diaz
Contesting in City of Mexico.
Intervention on the Part of the United States May be
Necessary, But Will be the Last Resort.
War in Mexico, between President Madero and Rebel Gen
eral Diaz, has been waging fiercely in the City of Mexico since a
week ago Sunday, with neither side
the Diaz forces holding their own and holding the federals at bay.
This trouble began when Diaz was released from prison, where
he was confined as a prisoner of war. He was immediately joined by
sufficient rebel forces to capture the arsenal, which he still holds.
Many foreigners, including Americans, have been killed and
wounded by accident, and while the nations interested feel grave con
cern, they are employing every precaution to avoid intervention.
Several United States battleships are now anchored in Mexican
ports, and the United States is prepared to land an ample number of
troops in Mexico on short notice.
S UNDAY. Hostillities reum
id with more fierceness than
heretofore. Strong censorship
establtacd over messages. Mexi
can federals and rebels violate
armistice and show little regard
for the desires of the United
States and other nations whose
subjects are endangered. U. S.
fully alert and fully prepared to
oope with the situation should
iMnergency arise. American and
other foreigners being removed
to places of safety. Feeling be
ing created generally against
Americans. Voice from various
centers indicate important move
ments in favor of Diaz. All ef
J'orts to establish free zone for
non-combatants futile. It seems
on the face that Mexico is court
ing a good, sound spanking from
the United States, yet it is said
every man, federal, rebel, half
breed and Indian would light
shoulder to shoulder against us
should we entervene.
MONDAY. Brisk lighting be
tween the rebel and government
Troops continued, but owing to
the strict censorship of mes
sages no details can lie obtained.
No advantage; has been gained
by either side and both seem as
determined and as hopeful as
ever. The danger to Americans
and other foreigners has been
greatly reduced, and both sides
are becoming more respectful to
the United States. President
Madero urged President Tuft
not to entervene, and receiving a
good, stiff reply from Tuft, was
not quite so "starchy." The U.
S. is going right ahead making
all necessary preparations, and
will be in readiness to cope with
any condition that may arise, but
of course hopes the matter may
be settled without involving this
country, fnstead of burying
the dead they are being burned,
and sanitary conditions are be
Spring is Near
And now is the time to paint and paper those rooms. Come and see our line of
sample papers and order now. New styles and new designs. Just what you have
been looking for.
Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Brushes, Glass and Putty.
Drugs and Medicines
Prescription work a specialty, stock always fresh and only the best quality used. Bring
your prescriptions to us once and you will be a customer. We have everything usual
ly kept in a firstclass drug store and can supply all your wants.
gaining any appreciable advantage, i
TUESDAY. Reports are hard
to reconcile, this, Wednesday
morning, but it seems the end is
near, and that the forces of Presi
dent Madero will have to give
way to those of Rebel Gen. Diaz.
The consorship over messages
has been raised, and we see that
J,9.")0 have been killed and .r),2G0
wounded up to Saturday. It
has been impossible to get Sun
day's casualities, but it is esti
mated that at least 7jO noncom
batants, of whom a number were
women and children, were killed,
and 1500 wounded. It is estimat
ed that 1,200 noncombatants have
been killed and U.OOO wounded.
Madero agrees to temporarily
give up office to provisional chief
only when federal army i hard
pressed and Diaz followers shell
palace with telling effect is the
latest report. This was the
tenth day of the battle, the fight
ing went on nearly all night and
the Diaz forces were steadily
gaining. Madero's censorship
over messages was intended to
keep the outside world in ignor
ance of his predicament. The
American Embassy has been the
sole source of refuge in the city.
I The situation is a grave one and
President Tuft deserves much
praise for the manner in which
he has handled it. He has only
14 days more to serve as presi
dent of the United States, which
is an exasperating position in a
LATER. Revolt cost 2,000
lives and 10,000 injured. Dead
burned in heaps, Property loss
is inestimable. American forced
to bury his wife, killed by bullet,
Francisco I. Madero has been
forced out of presidency. Ho
was arrested at the national pnl-
I ace shortly before '.) o'clock-, p.
j in., by Gen. Hlauquer..
J Gen. Victoriano Huerta, com
mander of the federal troops.
was proclaimed provisional presi
dent. , I
All member of th cabinet
promptly placed under nnvM
The arrest ol Madero may be
an aid to Diaz, bin Just at. this
time it is impossible to toll (what
the outcome will be. It is cer
tain, i however, that the over-1
llliuw 01 Aiuui'iu is iriiuijjtuLv.
His own army turned against
Gen. Huerta, it i said, is not
popular in somo parrs of his
country and is not the peoples'
choice for president, heneo new
complications may arise.
Cost of Intervention.
Washington. Feb. 12. Five
years of guerrilla warfare, ox
tending into the mountain fast
nesses of Mexico with an Ameri
can army of upwards of 27)0,000
necessary is what intervention
in Mexico means to the United
States, according to Frederick
L. Huidekoper, noted military
Declaring that the United
States to maintain the Monroe
Doctrine, is answerable for all
violations of the code of inter
national law in Mexico,
Huidekoper declared he forsees
in intervention a condition
analogous to that which faced
this country in the Philippines
only, he suid, it would bo "infin
"The hatred of the Latin for
the Anglo-Saxon is intense in
Mexico," he said, "an interven
tion by this country in any form
would mean the welding of all
antagonistic forces against
one common enemy. The
United States would take on
her shoulders an enormous task,
that of subduing a country
where the lines of communica
tion exist only in the settled
parts. Three distinct campaigns
would have to be waged, in
North, South and Central Mexi
co. Central Mexico would be
the only part of the eoumry in
which decisive campaigns could
be made. The others would be
a series of long-drawn-out skir
mishesguerrilla warfare in its
Huidekoper said that the
United States Army had at pre
sent barely sufficient field ar
tillery ammunition 'or one great
battle. More, he said, it would
hardly need, for but few oppor
tunities would present them
selves for a decisive contest. i
"In effect," he said, "the I
leather nebulous provisions !
of the Monroe Doctrine:
establish a protectorate by this 1
country over all American re- j
publics. Foreign nations seek-
ing redress for violence against
their subjects must look to this
country because in the Monroe
Doctrine we have said that no
foreign nation shall land troops
upon American soil or acquire
any hold on this country.
"Should the state of anarchy
in Mexico continue, we must '
take some, decisive action, but1
whether it would boa show of
power or by actual armed inter- J
venlion, I am not of course, pre
pared to state."
Huidekoper called attention
to the diffuculty which the
American army would face in !
endeavoring to guard the points;
it might conquer.
"The lines of communication j
are all remote," he said, "and I
when one point is conquered it
will be necessary to maintain a
defensive force. This would
require an enormous num
ber of men. In order to obtain
such an army the militia, of
course, would have to be drafted
into service. This would neces
sitate a declaration of actual war.
In the Philippines the war was
waged on a declaration of in
surrection, but in Mexico we
would be invading a foreign
country, not subduing a rebell
"Whether an attack on a build
ing or refugee exihibiting a
white Hag of truce, which the
Madero and Diaz forces are al
leged to have made, constitutes
grounds for intervention, Huide
koper would not say.
"That, of course, depends on
whether the attack was a delib-
i erato one or whether it was ac
cidental in progress of the bat
tle." he said. St. Louis Times.
a About Electric Lights.
I The election on the electric
light proposition will be next
'Tuesday, and not a vote should
, be cast against it. The oppor-
I tunity presents itself to the citi-
( zens of Hayti, and they must
! grasp it. Besides the conven
' ience, the comfort and the pleas
ure ol lights, on the streets and
in our homes, we will find it use
1 ful for many other purposes,
such as running fans, washing
machines, churns, ironing, cook
Good Fences are a farm investment that bring the
most returns for the least money
ARK you losing; money? If you hail a hole in
your pocket, out of which you were Iomhh
hard-earned dollars, would you sew it up?
The time lias arrived when a fence around the
farm i as much a necessity as a cultivator.
If yni are fi-riling f.Hi' or 70e rum to hojjs in a itry lot,
allowing fooJ, itreeii feed to i;o to .i-.ie mi other portions
of our f.irm, )oii lave n hole in your poeket, oiit of which
ou :ire losing good, haril-c.tmed dollars. Sew it up.
Look up an American Fence dealer and let him show
you how a few dollars: invested in fence will yield a big
bit; rate of interest on feed saved.
American Fence is made of hard, stiff steel. It is made
amulity of wire drawn expressly
ing, etc., and greatest of all, it
will make our city up-to-date,
and will do more than anything
else to advertise the town and
bring new people hero to locate.
Following is a letter from the
promoters of the enterprise, ex
plaining the cost:
Mauston, Mo., Feb. 10. 101::.
P. S. Ravenstein, Mayor,
Your city clerk telephoued me
today in regaid to cost of elec
tric current. The watt is used
as the standard whereby we
measure electric current, just as
we use the gallon for measure.
A 25 watt lamp will burn 2o
watts of current in one hour, or
approximately that amount. On
our meter rate you will note the
price is from IT) cents per killo-
watt down to 10 cents per killo- j
watt. A killowatt is 1000 watts,
hence a 25 watt lamp will burn
40 hours on a meter for 15 cents
or 10 cents as the case may be.
If a customer uses 50 killowatts
in one month he would receive
the 10 cent rate, in other
words, the more he uses up to
the 50 killowatt the less it costs
him per killowatt. Where a cus
tomer uses a fiat rate he would
pay 40 cents per lamp per
month provided "he uses more
than one lamp. This is all fig
ured on 25 watt lamps. If he
should use 100 watt lamps he
would of course use more juice,
the same as if he were using a
No. 2 oil lamp or a large Roches
ter oil lamp. If after we get
started we find that we can
make the flat rate cheaper we
will be glad to do it. New Mad
rid gets u5 cents per month and
only gives midnight service.
Lilbourn gets 50 cents for the
same lamp all night. 1 think it
would be a good idea for you to
investigate the price other towns
are charging, when I think you
will find our rates as low as any
Biship & Shakp.
The following table has been
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Mad of Hard. Stiff Wire,
of Honeit Quality
purposes. Galvanized by latest improved process the best
that the skill and experience of years has taught, liuilt on
the elastic, hinged-joint (patented) principle, which effect
ually protects the stay or upright wires from breaking under
The real test of a fence is the service you get out of it.
Test, judge and compare American Fence under any and all
couditions and you will find that the bteel, the structure and
the galvanizing nre equal in durability,strcngth and efficiency
to the hardest usage.
F. BAACKES, Vice-Pre. & Cen'l Sale Agent
American Steel & Wire Co.
CHICAGO NEW YORK DENVER SAN FRANCISCO
NOTF. IWalcn ttcrywhfte. S the one to your town nj hv him nhowth
dtflftrnt leI?iis ami rite prices. Also et Irom hlru a booklet, "How to Build
Cbt Cuutf ci Fcoct) Jui,M iuruiiLcU Uce lot the vkifig
prepared to give an estimate on
the cost of different numbers,
and sizes of lamps burning two
hours each dn.v for '.) days
Hulas a mutter of 'act. very few
people will use all their lamps at
one time, mul the table only furn
ishes you a basis upon whieh to
base your own calculations.
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