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Snake Danee Announced by
Indian Courier for Au
gust 30 Crowd Already
Gathered Xavajos Drift
in bv Hundreds
Loan Would Not Come Under Gov
ernment Prohibition
(Special to The Republican)
IN'DIAN-'WELLS, Ariz., Aug. 17.
Mii-umu-iia, an Indian courier, who has
just arrived here from the Mesa of the
Hopi, brings word that the annual
Snake Dance will be held at Oraibi, the
thirtieth of the month, instead of
August 17, as was first announced. The
courier bore credentials, which make
his announcement official.
E. L. Graves of Phoenix, who is here
now says that once more the attend
ance will break all records, for already,
the people are gathering. Advertised
by the tourist agencies for the seven
teenth, the dance has drawn a splen
did" crowd, men and women from all
over the earth, who are waiting along
the main line, or encamped among the
Xavajos, to the number of five hun
dred, or more than liave ever gathered
fur a. like event, are already on the
trails between, the Hopi villages and
their own 'foimlry.1' It is the custom
of the eastern race to gather' up the
sacred corn meal, sprinkled about the
serpents before the concluding move
ment in the dance, and pack it in little
snakeskin bags as charms against the
evil spirit. The scramble of the Nava
jo -boys for this meal is like that of
street gamins for pennies.
About the Dance
The Moki or Hopi Snake Dance, held
alternate years by custom, and now
every year for revenue, is a prayer for
rain. The ceremonial is nine days in
length and takes in almost every, form
of worship, known to the semi bar
barious tribes. Fasting, public, prayer,
incantation by the priests, races, the
dances themselves and the purification
all these are Items on that nine day
bill. :-
Weeks before the dance, the young
men scour the mesas and the plains for
rattlesnakes. They gather an immense
quantity of the reptiles, and hide them
In one of the khivas. All these nine
days, the elders remain in the under
ground chapels, intoning their pray
ers to the gods, and performing rites
unknown to any man but an accepted
member of the priesthood. Not even
foiS Theodore Roosevelt, the great white
chief, who was initiated into the Eagle
Clan last fall, were all the rites made
kiu)wn. Mr. Roosevelt did see, how
ever, the washing of the snakes, a cere
mony in which the initiate handled the
deadly reptiles as though they had
been harmless. Said Mr. Roosevelt im
mediately after climbing out of the
khiva, "They were real rattlers and
has1 not been deprived of their fangs."
On the morning of the dance, the
Hopi runners those lithest of human
beings are gathered at the edge of the
river or arroyo, where the scant corn
patches of the Hopi battle against the
heat of the painted desert and are
started off on a. heart breaking race to
the' top of the Mesa. In the opinion of
experts in training, this two mile grind
up the rock sides of the almost un
climbable butte is the most strenuous
short contest man can engage in, and
the preparation for the event must oc
cupy months of the hardest sort of
Early, in the afternoon of the dance,
the. ceremonial place is- cleared, and a
hideously painted warrior conceals two
bags of snakes in a clump of fresh cut
cotton wood boughs. Before this clump
is always a hollow cavern, with a
plank fastened over its narrow mouth.
This symbolizes the hole, from which
legend says the Hopi sprang in the be
ginning of time.
The Antelope priests come forth from
the khiva first, and circle the plaza,
swinging those swish y 'sand-filled
gourd Tattles and chanting in low voic
es. Then comes a line up along the
side, and a long monotonous stamping,
all the time accompanied by the swish
of -the gourd and the guttural sing
song. Suddenly, h'ke the eruption of a vol
cano, come 'the Snake priests, bursting
forth from the' khiva-top. They too
parade around the plaza, but in sil
ence, and finally come to rest behind
th$ Antelope priests who' are still sing
ing and stamping their tfght feet. At
last tlie monotone is interrupted, and
with shrill yells, the snake men leap
upon the bundle of cottonwonds, and
seize their writhing serpents. In pairs
ihn ihev circle- the plaza, one man
carrying the snake in hfi teeth and the
other irritating the serpent witn an
cnplo feather switch. For half an hour
do?s this continue, then suddenly at a
signal, the priests dump the wriggling
snakes in a heap. Another rushes out
and sprinkles a perfect circle of corn
meal about the pile, and more atop the
Priests are in waiting, and at another
signal, rush in eeize great fistfuls of
snakes and then proceed to tear away
In the, four directions. Casting the
snakes upon the rocka at the Mesa-
,..r ,,.!,, Ma nart nf the dance.
Of" what 'comes latef, " Peter Clark
Marfarlahe, writing in Collier's last
year says, ''It is purification, and is too
thorough to be described here." The
process includes a brief and Indian-like
Ti-ith '. and the administration of a
ntromr Emetic. This is thought to pre
vent the poison of . the snakes from
harminc the . dancers, though few
ftnmiph of them are bitten.
The writer saw one old Hopi receive
the fangs of a good sized side-winder
in 'his cheek. . When . he yanked the
snake away, a Ji.ttle flike of skin and
flesh was torn out between the fang
"WASHINGTON,. Aug. 17 Dr. Paul
Ritter, the Swiss minister, again to
day made representations to the
state department in behalf of his
government for a loan of gold from
the United States. Switzerland is in
a state of siege with practically all
her male population under arms, fac
ing a serious situation in regard to
feeding her army.
The imputation that this country
might involve the United States in
violation of neutrality by using its
proposed loan in war means was rid
iculed by Ritter. He said, aside from
the question of national honor,
Switzerland's domestic financial
stringency is such that - she -must
have fluid currency to restore nor
mal conditions at home.
But Laden with Refugees She Was
Allowed to Proceed
NEW YORK, Aug. 17. The Holland-American
liner Nieuw Am
sterdam, flying the Dutch flag and
with 2039 passengers aboard, " mostly
American refugees, arrived after be
ing held up three times by warships
of belligerent nations. '
On August 8. five hours ant! a half
out from European shores, the
Mieuw of Amsterdam was stopped
by a Dutch torpedo boat destroyer.
Forty minutes later a shot passed
her bow, and three British warships
su-.-rounded her. Yesterday, when
376 miles east of Sandy Hook, the
cruiser Essex came alongside after
the Nieuw Amsterdam had slowed
down in response to two shots from
the Britons' guns. Each time she
was held up the passenger liner sat
isfied the warships she belonged to
a neutral nation and was allowed to
proceed. ''
The Nieuw Amsterdam brought to
New York 2039 pasengers, most of
them Americans. Coming across,
Captain Baron did not attempt to
conceal his vessel's identity, and at
night she burned all lights as -usual.
Last Wednesday she sighted a liner
with four stacks, painted gray, fly
ing no flag, and speeding toward
England. Captain Baron believed
her to be the Cunard vessel Maure
tania in attempted disguise.
NEW YOP.K, Aug. 17. Further
progress toward normal conditions
was manifested in the domestic fin
ancial situation. Although the re
sumption of open trading is still a
matter of conjecture, private business
n bonds was slightly more active.
Dealings in stocks is almost wholly
imited to contracts entered into be
fore the exchange closed and these
are now reduced to a minimum.
Encouragement is expressed over
the complete understanding between
the administration at Washington
and banking interests as to the nec
essity for immediate remedial meas
ures. The abandonment of the French
loan is accepted as the only course
consistent with the country's atti
tude, i
Savings banks announced that very
few dejiositors have availed them
selves of the sixty-day withdrawal
clause and all excitement incident to
this has passed. It is learned that
some leading members of the clear
ing house have not availed them
selves of certificates, using only
emergency currency.
According to advice from the mid
dle-west, that section is threatened
with a tie-up of cars resulting from
the embargo on grain at many ports.
Foreign exchange is again normal.
Rapid Restoration of Normal Condi
Badly Tied Up By English Censorship
NEW YORK, Aug. I?; Inquiry at
the offices here of three great trans
Atlantic cable companies developed
the fact that on all fifteen subma
rine lines between North America
and Europe, traffic is still badly
congested. The congestion, it is
said, is due primarily to the re
quirements and restrictions of cen
sors at European terminals.
The Western Union ' Telegraph
company's system of eight cables is
in better condition than at any time
since the establishment of the cen
sorship, it is said. The requirement
that the address and full name of
addressee be written as well as the
full; name , Qf the sender is causing
much; congestion . on this system, al
though it is said that at least once
in every twenty-four hours the lines
are clear.
; .'Delivery of mesages to terminals
in Europe, however, does not neces
sarily mean that they will reach
their destinations immediately. One
day last week the London office of
the Western Union reported that two
thousand cablegrams had piled up
there awaiting the inspetcion of the
censors. The entire system of AVest
ern Union cables to south Europe is
similarly affected, practically all ter
minals being in British possessions.
Abolition of code messages worked
great hardships upon the Western
Union as well as other systems.
Prior to the war a great number of
commercial and private messages
Were sent in code, the object being
to reduce the number of letters to
be transmitted.
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are expected to leave for the front in
ten days."
LONDON, Aug. 17. The Paris cor
respondent of the Reuter Telegraph
company send the following dispatch:
"In a review of the military situa
tion the Temps points out that
French troops did not debouche on
the plain by the valley of liruche,
which is barred by the fortress Mol
sheim, in Alsace, twelve miles south
west of Strassburg, but says it has
been necessary to occupy the valley
as otherwise it might be utilized by
the Germans.
ROME! via Paris, Aug. 17. Not
withstanding his weakness, the Pope
has insisted upon leceiving from the
papal secretary of state Cardinal
Merry Uel Val, a complete report of
the war situation, the latest news
from the front and possible develop
ments. The pontiff has expressed
his most ardent desire to do any
thing in his power to check bloodshed.
WASH1NOTON. Aug. 17. Congress
passed the emergency shipping bill
which authorizes the president to ad
mit foreign built ships to American
registry so that commercial fleets may
sail the seas under tlie protection of
the American flag while the belliger
ents of Europe are at war, scouring the
seas for prizes. The president win
sign the bill tomorrow.
The conference report was defeated
hArfliio nf th nrnviHion which admit
ted to coastwise trade all the foreign
built vessels taking American registry
within two years.- As finally passed,
the bill authorizes the president to sus
pend certain provisions in emergencies.
Ancient Wrong to Be Righted
;;LONDON, Aug. 18. (Tuesday)
The Paris correspondent of the Ex
change Telegraph Company learns
that the Russian emperor will sign
a proclamation at an early date giv
ing Jews in his dominions equal civil
and political rights with other subjects.
Another British Prize
.' RIO JANEIRO, Aug. 17. The Bri
tish cruiser Glasgow captured the
Hamburg-American steamship Santa
Catharina, which sailed from New
York July 25 for South American
Reported Naval Engagement
LONDON, Aug. 17. A Paris dis
patch to the Daily Telegraph says:
"There is a reported engagement
between a British and a German
warship off the Canary Islands. It
is stated that the German cruiser
was sunk and that the British crui
ser captured a German ship collect
ing munitions of war."
And Brazil, Too
RIO JANEIRO, Aug. ,17 The Bra
zilian minister of foreign affairs. Dr.
Lauro Muller, has instructed the
Brazilian minister at Berlin to de
mand from the German government
explanations and punishment of those
responsible for the attack by Ger
man soldiers on Bernardino Gampos,
the ex-president of the state of Sao
Paulo. .
'According to reports received here
Senor Gampos was assulted and rob
bed while making his way across
the Swiss frontier.
War Insurance Bill Next
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 Tfie crei-y
tion by the government of a war nsK
insurance bureau to facilitate shipping
across the Atlantic whllethe war goes
on, will be proposed In a "bill which will
be introduced jm the. house, .tomorrow:
with the administration's approval."
The bureau will be part of the tresst"
ury department with ' a war' Ttsfc' of:
about $5,000,000 with Which the- gov
ernment will carry insurance on ves
sels, cargoes of grain and provisions
now awaiting shipment. It is thought
unlikely that many vessels will avail
themselves of the new registry pro
visions until the government provides
war risk insurance.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 An in
dication of the effect of the Euro
pean war upon American customs
revenues was given today in the
treasury statement, which showed
that the receipts of $11,118,643 so
far this month are about $4,500,000
tel6w the Income for the same period
last year.
; Husband (to second wife): "You
don't cook like Alice, my first wife,
used to do, Mary," he said, in tones of
gentle, exasperating reproof. "No: it
seems to me you can't cook like she
Used to do."
On another occasion he remarked:
"You are not as smart at getting about
as Alice was. You don't appear to
catch on where she left off."
About this time a heavy rolling pin
chme in contact with his head. "What
do you mean by that?" he exclaimed, in
agony.- . .
"I am doing the work that Alice
neglected," she replied, with evident
.There -was more peace in that
household afterward. Exchange.
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notes Is passed In ordinary business
There is a disposition on the part of
the public not to accept bank notes of
the issue of July 25, which are guar
anteed by six per cent for ten years
gold bonds, or notes issued by the
Huerta regime through banks then lo
cated in the territory controlled by the
constitutionalist army. Paper of the
constitutionalist army is freely circu
lated and accepted.
A commission composed of represen
tatives of clearing house banks has
asked Carranza to define the govern
ment's attitude toward the present le
gal tender. It is believed that a pro
visional ruling will be made tomorrow
permitting the resumption of banking
Wednesday was declared a national
holiday in honor of the entry into the
capital of the main body of the consti
tutionalist army with Carranza, the
new provisional president. Elaborate
preparations are made for the inaugu
ration of the new regime. Reconstruc
tion plans are under way and it is ex
pected that through freight and passen.
ger service will be resumed over the
National Railway lines by way of La
redo and El Paso within a fortnight.
Funeral services by trie constitution
alists were held over Madero.
(Continued From Page One)
the conditions imposed upon Ger
many might be extended so as to in
clude the cession to Japan and to her
ally, Great Britain, o'f all these island
groups gathered in by Germany dur
ing the past quarter of a century.
Germany recently tried to indicate
to the United States government the
community of interests that exists
between the two in their Asiatic
holdings. Last week this took the
form of a suggestion that the eastern
waters and, shores be neutralized by
mutual consent.
It is the Japanese belief that the
German government will take full ad
vantage of the week's time allowed in.
the ultimatum for a reply. This is
founded upon the scarcely concealed
belief that the reply will be a firm
and unequivocal refusal to admit the
'Japanese right to dictate to Germany
her attitude in the Far East. The
intervening time, it is believed, will
be spent in hastening the defenses
of Tsing Tau, the single German sta
tion; in planting mines in the sea
and in placing the German fleet in
position under the guns of the shore
Tort Davis ordered coaling stopped
until the German consul had com
plied with all formalities.
Captain Haun called on Mayor
Rolph, who returned the call at the
Gevman consulate. Captain Haun
presented the city zoo with two cub
bears, the ship's mascots. He seemed
greatlv interested in the rumor that
I the French cruiser Montcalm was
headed up the coast.
Leipzig Will Have Company
SAN" DIEGO, Aug. 17. Under or
ders to follow the German cruiser
Leipzig, the Japanese cruiser Idzutno
left the harbor with her decks
cleared for action. Captain Mori
yftma, the commander, made no se
cret of his orders.
"If the Leipzig remains near San
Francisco we will remain there, too,"
declared Captain Moriyama. "If the
Leipzig goes to Samoa or any other
port, we will follow."
Rather Than be Killed in the
European War
SEATTLE, Aug. 17. Rather than go
back to Austria and fight in the Euro
pean war, Frank Groeger, employed In
a meat market at Auburn, sixteen miles
south of here, committed suicide by
drowning himself in the White River.
Groeger's body was found several
days ago. but was not identified until
today when George Krouse, Groeger's
employer, made the identification. He
told the coroner that Groeger told him
he would commite suicide rather than
return home to fight.
Departure of the Leipzig from San
shall engage the enemy wherever and
whenever we meet him. The num
ber or size of our antagonists will
make no difference. The traditions
of the German navy will be upheld.'"
: Such was the parting speech of
Captain Haun, of the German cruiser
Leipzig tonight to a group of news
paper men aboard the man of war,
which, with 575 tons of coal, suffi
cient to carry her to Apia, Samoa,
the nearest German port, lies at
anchor ready to put to sea before
her twenty-four hours of grace ex
pires an hour after midnight.
Fresh meats, provisions, water and
coal were taken aboard today. There
was a hitch when Collector of the
Japan Will Operate Near Home
LONDON, Aug. 17. A statement
issued by the British official pre
bureau says: "Any action that Ja
pan takes against Germany will not
be extended beyond the China sea.1,
except insofar as may be necessary
to protect Japanese shipping lines."
Chased in Vain By a Pittsburg
PITTSBURG, Aug. 17. After a
running battle with an automobile
load of armed natroimen, two youths
who looted, the Homestead National
bank escaped in a high power rac
ing car. Possae are searching the
country for the bandits. Two de
tectives were wounded in the battle.
Although bank officials refuse to
say how much the loss was, a pack
age containing $1000 in bills, dropped
by the robbers in their flight was
recovered. In making their escape
from the bank the robbers seized a
preacher's car standing at the curb.
Although the spaik plug was re
moved one of the youths replaced
this with one of his own. During
the operation the cashier fired on
them from the bank window. Later
the pair abandoned the car for one
of greater power, left earlier in the
day with a farmer's boy.
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