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destruction of American prop
erty. "The claims, of the revolution
ists that Madero catered to great
foreign corporations may or may
not be true. The same charge is
made against every Mexican
ruler. But this I do know:
"It needs only a spark to set
off a civil war between the rulers
and the ruled in Mexico the
dons and the peons between
capital and labor, as we say at
"Mrs. Edwards," I said, "you
are known as the most beloved'
woman in Juarez. Will you tell
Mrs. Edwards' clever, sensitive
face flushed to the line of her
pretty gray hair as her hands
made a quick, deprecating ges
ture. "Our neighbors make too much
f what happened in the battle,"
she explained. "Well, if you
must know but please don't
print it I went around the
neighborhood gathering in en
"We had forty refuges here,
panic stricken, starving, their
lips cracked with thirst. Three
times revolutionists charged
down the street in front of our
house. Col. Tromboreal, the fed
eral commander, was killed near
the garden gate.
"Our Chinese boys cooked all
tiie time. My pet poultry was the
first to go into the pot. Husband
and I had filled everything thajt
would hold water before the bat
tle began, but at the end of the
second day I was doling out
water in tgg cups from the bath
"But the first American motor
to cross the border brought me
a sack of flour and a toothbrush.
Sakes alive! How I cherished
that toothbrush!" And the wo
man who has lived through two '
battles of Juarez, and calmly ex
pects another, laughed like a child
at memory of that homely gift.
"She is so stubborn, she would
not give out," testified the con
sul, 'frowning officially at his
"Listen to the man! One
would think I was a suffragette,"
jeered Mrs. Edwards.
She has seen that quaint calle
in front of her home choked with
fighting men. She will, in all
probability, see it again a scene
of battle. But neither memory
nor anticipation will swerve her
from doing her duty as a consul's
District attorney at Los An
geles has refused to issue a libel
warrant against a Pasadena ed
itor for commenting satirically
on Dr. Cook, explorer. The doc
tor will find that hunting editors
who are satirical about him is a
lot colder job than nosing around
for a north polie.
"That young lady is very angry
with me because of a mistake I
made at a reception. I couldn't
see her face under her big hat."
"And you mistook her for another
young lady, eh? Nothing in that
to get wild about." "No, I mis
took her for a standard lamp."