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EL PASO HERALD
Editorial and Magazine Page
Tuesday, February Eighteenth, 1913.
Back To the Jungle
N THE days ef ancient Greece, the riding and fighting class were fond ef their
dinners, aad they made much, of the borne life -which centered around the
table. In every diniag hall there was erected one god, reigning supreme the
god of laughter. The set meals were always the rise of special relaxation and
Our word "Hcmf semes front the latia meaning dearth" er "fireplace.''
Charles Dudley Warner is pessimistic about modern tendencies because he cannot
see how we can bring up a family around a register. Modern homes heated with
steam radiators, hot air registers, or the hideous "gas-logs," cannot have quite the
same quality of "focusing" the family interests, as did the eM time houses heated
from fireplaces. We all know how cosy the little Cleudcroft hemes seem in sum
mer with the fire burning briskly, and it is a wonder that more ef us moderns do
not arrange our bosses so as to save the "focus" of the family the fire en the
hearth. The fire talks and sings and whispers, and is good company. It soothes
the serves and quiets the mind, and trouble is consumed in its flame.
As fireplaces have become a luxury, men and women of this modern day have
also largely lest the faculty of dining. They eat, bat they do not dine. The
evening meal should he a time for complete relaxation from the strain of the day;
there should he merry company, and the conversation should be deftly steered
away from topics that drudge or drag or worry, to things of larger meaning; time
should be taken to rest at table; each separate part of the meal ought to have its
own time, instead of hashing and slashing and dashing like the old time railroad
lunch counter. The hour of human intercourse at table ought to leave one dis
tinctly better for the time spent. There ought to have been a stimulation of the
wit, of the power ef thought, and of the gift of conversation. There ought to have
hern j. renewal of friendships, a stirring of the heart. There ought to have been a
smoothing out of wrinkled minds and judgments, and the return of kindly instincts,
optimism, love of humanity, and all charitableness.
Eating is the wast important part of a dinner. It makes little difference
whether one eats sr not, after a minimum has been taken. But if men and women
lose the power to dine, they lose one ef the great pleasures and profits of life,
and put civilization in jeopardy.
The fireplace, the "focus," is the one, thing that distinguishes man from the
other animals he is pleased to caH inferior to himself. Are we, then, to turn hack
60,000 years and accept our place in evolution alongside of the beast who did not
know how to make fire?
Modified Treaty On Canal
England Say United Stales May .Ex
ercise "Rights of War' Which
- By Frederic J. Ha kin
The Turks have a maxim that is respectfully commended to president Taft
and president Madero; it reads: "Bear no brother near the throne." Wilson also
has a brother whom some zealots are trying to have made secretary of the senate.
If that Xew Mexico fee KH included salaries of the legislators, it wouldn't be
hanging fire, aot even for an hour. It is a noticeable fact that every legislature's
first act is te pass the measure appropriating its awn salary.
They say that the coolness between the governor and the legislative majority
has become so frigid over at Phoenix that the orange belt k endangered by the
resulting frost. a
Concessions To Madero Family
OFFICIAL aBBOuacement has been made that the Mexican federal government
has granted a coBceseJes to vice president Pino Sttarez and members of
the Madero family, giving them the exclusive right to conduct oil develop
ment operations in what is known as the marine zones of Mexico. These zones
are narrow strips ef land about 30 feet wide, bordering the gulfs, bays and ocean
shore lines as well as the shores of all lakes and rivers in the country. The im
portance and value ef this eeneeesien is due te the fact that the oil producing
fields of the Tampke territory are situated close to the Panne river, Lake Ta
maihua and the Gulf ef Mexico. Fields are also being developed aleng the Panuco
Commenting on- the news ef these coacesaeas, which is published in the Mexi
can government bulletins, the Mining and Engineering World, a conservative tech
nical periodical, thus comments:
"This concession gives the syndicate not only the exclusive right to explore
the zones for oil. bat It is also practically placed, in control of the shipping- oat
Jets tooth as to pipe lines and railroads. It is known that some of the best oil
hearing territory in Mexico is close to the borders of these waterways
"The federal government is being severely criticised for the favoritism it
ra? shown in granting such a concession to the vice president of the country
and members of the president's family., as it places these men in position to
&p an enormous fortune for which they are not required to pay the govern
ment anything in return. It Is stated that the concession will be contested by
private oil interests in the courts of the country."
It is barely possible that the item may point the way to an interpretation of
some recent events, especially the alleged backing ef the Madero government by
powerful oil and money interests in the United States, through influencing the
It is possible furthermore, that if the whole truth were known, this one val
uable oil concession would be found to be only a small part ef the special privileges
that have been given away under the present government, to men pledged to sup
port it. In which the Madero government does not set any new precedent We
do much the same in our own country at times.
Individual drinking cups ia effkes and storeswould prevent many a case of
tonsQitis, grip and ether things worse.
A paved street that is dangerous to traffic is as bad as an unpaved street, or
worse. See Magoffin avenue beyond the car barns.
Residents, provisional presidents, and "pretenders" in Mexke, if drafted and
furnished with arms, would make quite a. military body themselves.
WASHINGTON D. C, Feb. 18.
When the United States came
to reopen with England the
question of building an isthmian eanal.
in the hope of securing terms different
from those contained in the Clayton
Bulwer treaty, an instrument was ne
gotiated by secretary Hay and Lord
Pauncefote, embodying these changes,
and it was laid before the senate in
February, 1990. That body did not
approve some of the provisions in the
treaty as It then stood, and so attached
to it numerous amendments, lnfer
entially suggesting to Hngland that
the treaty as amended contained the
terms upon which an agreement could
be reached. Secretary Hay took the
matter np with the British ambassador
once more, and thev were hl m -nm.
pose the differences between the United
States senate and the English govern
ment. In November of the same year
the new draft of the proposed treaty
was laid before the senate. It con
tained nearly all the essential features
of the former instrument, but some
what modified, the amendments written
In by the senate.
Maintain Neutrality Principle
Both forms of this treaty agreed to
the preservation of the principle of
neutralization set up in the Clayton-
BUlWAI- trv onji hAth ... .
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proviaea tnat the canal should be con
structed under the auspices of the Unit
ed States alone. The treaty as event
ually ratified declared that its purpose
was to "remove any objection that
might arise" out of the Clayton-Bulwer
treaty "to the constructing of such a
canal under the auspices of the gov
ernment of the United States without
impairing the general principle of
2fM&SHa,tl6?' ,?tbUshed in article
eight" of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty.
The "general principle" of neutrality
laid down therein is contained in a
clause which provided that the two
governments enter Into the treaty, not
Only "to aCCOmnlish a. narflnl,. K
ject, but also to establish a general
principle" and that they therefore
agreed that all isthmian communica
tions, and particularly interoceanic
communications, should be protected by
the two governments. In granting
this protection, however it was agreed
that no charges or conditions of traf
fic not approved by the two govern
ments could be made; that these con
ditions and charges should be the same
to both countries; and that they should
also be the same to other nations upon
their engaging to join with the United
States and England in protecting the
m Provisions for Cost.
The first article of the new treaty
provides that it is to supersede the
Clayton-Bulwer treaty. The second
article permits the construction of the
canal by the United States at its own
cost, by gifts or loans to corporations
or individuals, or through sabsciiptlons
to or purchase of stock or shares, and
that, "subject to the provisions of the
treaty" it should have and enjoy all
the rights incident to its construction,
as well as the exclusive rights oC
providing for the regulation and man
agement of the canal.
The third article sets forth that the
United States adopts as a basis of neu
tralisation substantially the rules for
the free navigation of the Suez canaL
the specific rules provided being- six
in number. The first of these rules
II. S. PLANS TO
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'els and 90 revolting federals, demanded
the surrender of victoria, the capital
of Tamaulipas. Governor Guerrera, at
the head of 608 federals, defended the
town successfully and his rebellious
troops returned to him.
GOMEZ NAMES HIS
Nobuddy ever looked natural in a
phetergraf if he knowed it wuz bein'
taken. Spenkin' o' civil service, I be
lieve we could change our pustmasters
ever day without interferin' with any
thing 'cept an occasional pinochle score.
senator Root, "slippery" for us to re
fuse the British construction with ref
erence to the toll question, and cer
tainly so to refuse even to arbitrate.
The other side contends that so far
as general shipping is concerned It is
ready to recognize the British con
tention, but not so far as coastwise
traffic is concerned.
Fortifying the Canal
In view of the ready willingness to
concede our right to fortify and de
fend the canal it is interesting to
look back over the debates in congress
over the construction of the treaty
when the question of fortifying the
canal was up. At that time there was
a very strong, patriotic and Intelligent
minority in congress who insisted that
the United States had no right to for
tify the canaL They asserted that if
the treaty meant anything it meant
that the canal should be neutral, and
that the warships of all nations, in
war as in peace, should be permitted
to use It. They asserted that England
would, and probably would rightfully
oppose our determination ,to fortify
the canal and close it to our enemies
In case of war. Their arguments came
near winning. Today England con
ceded everything the fortificationlsts
ever aeKea. was it a concession or
right, of generosity, or of assumed
Tomorrow Traffic and Shipping
By GBORGE FITCH,
Author of "At Good Old Slvan.'
THIS is the birthday of Galileo, an
Italian, who would hace derived
the most intense pleasure from
living in this enlightened age, but who
instead had to struggle along in the
sixteenth eenturv when ignorance had
provides that the ui aha.li ho nun i all the delegates and steam-rollered wis-
and free to the vessels of commerce and dom with joyous unconcern.
1 wi nw vi an lu&LiuiiB uuKrvinr inpm. . y. ... , t. , .,,, .- . iruni me war npmrTniiir tha luwf
. .. ... z 1 tjaiiiAA van rumi honniorr isrn nia r -- .. .-..... .... ,.w
upon terms 01 entire equality, so that 1 . . . . -. ' . : : quartermaster immediately arranged
mwe suo.li iw 210 discrimination trainst i in x iem. ami at an ta&uv asc uwhuic uuwi
any such nation or its people: and fur- mathematician to a Grand Duke
The Daily Newspaper I
NEWSPAPER readers are privileged te pick aad choose. If they are clean
minded aad virtuous, and hope for better things, they read the papers that
stand for true progress, and are not oppressed by the wreng of the world.
People who weald net permit the criminal or the unclean in their homes or at their
tables have no right to entertain the criminal or unclean newspaper. Men who
talk and think depravity are apt to seek depravity in their reading. That it can
be found, goes without saying. That the majority of newspapers are respectable
and tend toward the world's progress Is too patent to deny.
While newspapers necessarily give rather more emphasis to the exceptional
happenings than is warranted in proportion to the whole sum of the world's life,
this fact is weH understood by intelligent readers, and back of the day's news,
which may he compared to a ship met and passed on the high seas, there lies the
great serene ocean, the life-giving luminous atmosphere, of honesty and righteous
ness; of chanty and spirituality; of the stability of institutions; of love and
loyalty; of truth and virtue; ef serenify and moral health; that represent the
progress and beauty of the world as it really is.
The passing ship, we seek -oat with spyglasses and climb high to watch its
course; the eternal sea, the soft luminous atmosphere, we take for granted.
14 Years Ago Today
From The Herald This Date 1S9,
Miss Adele Schotz left over the Santa
-' .um, Luv-n wis morning.
Maury Kemp left this morning for
We mountains on a hunting IHB
Jirs. Houghton will n?n4f- .x.
Women's club on next ThnMi.. ...-
K- W. Curtis left for the west this
-n7.n3??T.Vp? lnterCSt f hlS Cm!
JMiss Carolina Reese
from Alabama to visit for the rest of
ihf winter. Mrs. A. P v.i
Han Kelly has snent sevnrsl .t,- -
f?",nK hi? holdings and the general
condition of the camp at JarUlaT N. M.
nawvini .-. .1
hite oaks roai" retur?h.J.,"!
mAtco business trip into New City of Mexico with the approval of the
Fe, but will stop in El Paso only long
enough to transfer and then proceed
The G. H. coal report for the month
of January has been issued and engi
neers Weasel, McNamara, Howe, Con
nell. Handibo, Beaty, Lee, Swartz,
Starkey and Hathaway are the first
ten on the list.
The music and elocutionary enter
tainment at the First M. E. church last
night was well attended and highly
appreciated. The following took part
in the program: Miss Mamie Blacker,
Miss Maud Doane. Joseph Crosby, jr.,
Mr. McClintock, Mrs. Baker. Mrs. Gil
lespie and Mrs. W. R. Brown.
Foreman Noss's gang has arrived to
assist in the construction of the new
railroad bridge across the Rio Grande.
There are at present SO men employed
on the job, and work is progressing
raoidlv. It is the nnlnlon nf tha nffi-
ciais that the plans and specifications
will arrive in a few davs from the
bufirt?nJ?TT illa11 and 'i department
ad 4tn, e c0",erof t Overland
and Stanton street will be an ornament
t0Tatsectlon the city. ornament
The May mine at JarUla, N. M. owned
a, ?" 8mith al Faseet & Kell.
wm 'hiLt ?Fce ,ot men to work and
Wr-T5 Rin8hiDPln Immediately.
h, h uP" H'?gins, accompanied bv
usr ?aghVir' ,M ertrud ho "s
--m?tu.rn,DK from school in the east.
ir ri . morninK on the Santa F.
Th-i .. cLa-hl,n entertains at cards
T,Ji ""noon in honor of Mrs. E. r.
,.r "-o and Mrs Morehouse,
" .; " "" e
e'ster, Mrs. J. H. Rus-
tVillwrET? P " mist FaUey and Joe
TSilliams leave lodaj on a Texas &
Jaciric freight train to spend Sunday
eral miles down the valley slaugh-
if New MfXier -Rill
Mexican government, and the bridge
will be pushed to completion in less
man inree montns.
nut little except the usual amount
of routine was transacted by the city
council last night. After the mayor
called the council to order, Messrs.
Brunner. Badger, Burton, Stewart, Rob
inson and Scott answered to the roll
call. Alderman Stewart, chairman of
the taxation committee, stated that he
had checked up the report of the as
sessor and collector and found it cor
lect. Alderman Badger reported that
the arrangements for the corner stone
celebration were progressing favor
rfbl. Alderman Burton reported on
the bids for the new cells for the police
station He said that he and the the
chief had conferred and agreed that to
purchase six cells from Pauly, of St
Louis, would be the best that could be
obtained. A communication -was read
from Mrs. Ruiklfr de In me: to have
ov, morning via the Santa. I tnt. new park nanud BuckUr square.
ther that all the conditions and charges
are to dc just ana equitable.
No Application, to "Warships
It Is interesting to note in connection
with this rule that while the British
contention is a denial of the right of
the United States to exempt even its
coastwise shipping from the application
of the principles laid down therein, it
does not concede that the rule no
longer has any application to the "ships
of war" of the United States. Sir Ed
ward Grey contends that when the
United States acquired the territory
on which the canal is being constructed,
it came into the right to take such
measures as might be necessary for
securing the defence of the country,
andjthat therefore the rale will not ap
ply to our ships of war, although it
does apply to our ships of commerce.
He says that this right of the United
States was not recognized in the Hay
Paunceforte treaty, in so many words,
as the rights of Egypt and Turkey are
recognized in the Suez canal treaty,
because the United States was not at
that time owner of the territory
through which the canal extends.
Can Kxerclsc "Rights of War"
The second rule of the six provides
that the canal shall never be block
aded, that no act of war shall ever be
exercised in It, that no act of hostility
shall be committed in it. The United
States is given the right to police it to
protect it against lawlessness and dis
order. The British government now
concedes that for the United States to
exercise "rights or war" within the
canal, a thing directly prohibited by the
treaty, will not be a violation of its
terms, because of our acquisition of
sovereign rights in the Canal zone.
The thfrd rule provides that vessels
of war of a belligerent 'shall not re
victual nor take any stores in the
canar, except such as may be strictly
necessary and that they shall be sent
through the canal with the leaet pos
sible delay. The rule applies to cap
tured prizes as well as to war vessels.
The fourth rule declares that no nation
at war shall embark or disembark
troops, munitions of war, or warlike
materials in the canal zone except in
emergencies and then not for war pur
poses. The fifth rule provides that
the rights under the canal shall extend
three miles out to sea at either end;
that no war vessel of a belligerent shall
stay in these waters for more than
twenty-four hours at any one time,
except in distress: and that the war
ships of one belligerent shall not de
part within twenty-four hours of the
departure of other belligerent war
ships. Bquipment Part of Canal
The sixth rule provides that the
plant, establishments, buildings, and
all works necessary to the construction,
maintenance and operation of the
canal shall be deemed part of It. aad
at all times shall be immune from at
tack or injury by belligerents and
from aets calculated to impair their
The fourth and last article of the
treaty, except the one setting forth
its ratification, provides that no change
of territorial sovereignty or of the In
ternational relations of the country or
coutrles traversed shall affect the gen
eral principle of neutralisation or the
obligation of the two countries.
' Views Differ on Clause
Some have urged again and again
that when England concedes that these
provisions with reference to ships of
war do not apply to the ships of the
Inited States, it Is unreasonable to
assume that those with reference to
ships of commerce apply any more to
the ships of the United States. Others
feel that a reasonable construction of
the treaty would give to England the
right to insist upon neutralization
the sort of neutralisation that would
include the United States as to ships
of war as well as to ships of com
merce, and that England's renuncia
tion of its right to demand a neutral
canal, including the United States as
a party to the neutrality, argues a great
senerosity upon the part of the Brit
ish government a generosity which
would make it. In the language of
Dukes in those days not being able as
a rule to count above ten. While en
gaged in figuring out mortality tables
and estimated capacities for execution
rooms and money bins, he became in
terested in the telescope, which was a
new invention, and built one for him
self. When Galileo began to use his tele
scope he ueeame so wrapped up in as
tronomy, that he neglected his business
altogether and the Grand Duke fre
quently had to wait several hours for
him to figure the interest on forty-two
florins. Galileo discovered the rings of
Saturn, the satellites of Jupiter, the
spots on the sun and analyzed the milky
way. Some time before thisv Copernicus
had advanced the preposterous theory
that the sun stood while the earth.
moved around it, whereas any fool could
see the sun moving with the naked eye.
However, Galileo decided that Coper-
J vnted many from fleeing to Veracruz.
The trains that departed lor that city
just before the resumption of hostilities
were packed with women and children.
The committee organised by consul Can
ada in Veracruz to feed the starving
refugees is also providing them shelter
until further relief.
Details Are Meager.
Today's official reports give only mea
ger details of developments throughout
Mexico. An attempt to arouse anti
American agitation in Nogales was sup
pressed by the governor.
Mail, railroad and telegraphic com
munication has been cut off between Ma
tamoras and the interior.
In response to inauirv. the consul at
Mexico fttv says that Horatio St. John
is reported safe at Veracruz. Kelson
O'Shaughnessy. second secretary of the
embassy at Mexico City returning to his
post ftora leave of absence, reports that
he was obliged to turn back at the Mexi
can frontier, as the rebels held up the
The Federal Story.
The Mexican embassy today gave out
the following official telegram received in
regara to the break of the arrawJiee in
"The cause of the breaking of the
armistice was that the rebels took ad
vantage of it to try to, instal a piece of
-rtillery at the corner of Victoria and
Balderas streets. The federal artillery
men, through excess of scruples and gen
tlemanly conduct, did not reply to the
rebel fire, out of rMnnt in tha armSaflu
The rebels opened fire just as soon as
taiey had installed their artillery, in this
way violatine all laws of war and honor.
For this reason, firing was recom
menced and operations will be pushed
until the rebels are completely sub
dued." Army and Navy Prepare.
.further preparations for co-operation
between the army and navy for
any exigency in the Mexican situation
went forward today with the assemb
le 5.?2, ari"e at Newport News
and Philadelphia, from where thev are
to be transported to a concentrated
f?nlp.?t Guantanamo. It was expected
that the two regiments would sail to
day. At Guantanamo they will be 70
hours from Veracruz.
. To aioblllxe at Galveston.
While a veil of secrecy was thrown
about preparations for mobilising an
army expeditionary force at Galveston
from the trooDs now n tha Unin. it-
was known that troops as far north as
iieavenworth, Kansas, had been ordered
In readiness. The order last night to
send two of the army transports at
Newport News to Galveston disclosed
that the general staff was actually
organizing for the nosalbilitv of a
movement from the latter point.
,, To Use Merchant Ships.
This would leave the first brigade
of the first army division, already un
der marching orders, without ships, but
It is assumed that the war department
has arrangements with merchant lines
under a mail subsidy.
Officials were kept In suspense by
the continued censorship at Mexico City
and official dispatches were brief.
More Troops Get Orders.
Orders to bold the seventh Infantry
and the first battalion of the 19th in
fantry in readiness for active service
were sent to Fort Leavenworth today
me war aeparunent- Ttte post
Salazar, de la Fueafe and Caraveo Are
Appointed Sab-Secretaries by
Cabinet making Is occupying the time
of Emilio Vasquez Gomes, the new
"provisional president" of Mexico. He
has not appointed any cabinet officers,
but has named several subeecretarles.
Gen. Inez Salasar has already been
commissioned commander of the Mex
ican revolution in the north and Emili
ano Zapata is to be commissioned to
a similar command in the south. Sala-i
zar Is also named as subsecretary of
the Interior. CoL David de la Fuente
is named as subsecretary of foreign af
fairs. Gen- Marcelo Caraveo, one of the
rebel commanders under Salasar, Is
named as subsecretary of communica
tion and public works and given charge
of the telegraphs.
A proclamation over the official sig
nature of Gomez names Gens. Emilio
Campa and Antonio Rojas as generals.
Another proclamation, signed by all
these men announces to the public that
Gomez has placed himself at the head
of the provisional government Thus
at appears that Gomes has all the rebels
of northern Mexico except Paseual
Orozco, Jr., united on Mm as provisional
president. Zapata, in southern Mexico
in his proclamation of Tacubaya, an
amplification of Madero's "plan of San
Luis Potosl," pronounced for Gomez
several months ago.
Gomez is still at Palomas. on the
Mexico-New Mexico border, but be will
move to Ascencion shortly and will
head for Chihuahua eventually. His
claims to the provisional presidency are
to be forwarded at once to Felix Dtez
at Mexico City.
EM IE OVERRIDES
Immigration Act Is Passed,
72 to 18 Public Buildings
Bill Passes House.
TRAIN SERVICE ON
"He Lived a Nervous Life."
nicus was right, and announced the fact
early in the seventeenth century.'-
At that time the monks were the
great standpaters, and when Galileo got
off th? reservation and began to .put out
his wild and frivolous theories, they
vithdrew all his patronage and prepared
a large and excessively hot bonfire. Ga
lileo was then led up to the bonfire and
asked whether he preferred to remain
on a stationary earth in good health or
on a revolving world in middle of the
After some hesitation, Galileo an
nounced that while the earth really did
move, there was no need of Inse'rting
it in the platform of the party, and lie
was allowed to live. He survived many
years and undoubtedly made many more
discoveries. But he did not advertise
If Galileo lived today he would, be
honored for his wisdom ami would be
compelled to speak 900 nights a year at
banquets until he died of dyspepsia. As
it was, he lived a nervous life, and
every time he passed an executioner the
latter ran his thumb along the edge of
his axe in a horribly suggestive manner.
All this was because there was a wis
dom trust in those days and the inde
pendent producer of imperishable ideas
usually got exterminated for heresy.
And yet we think we are afflicted by
(Copyrighted by Geo. Matthew Adams.)
with a railroad company to supply four
troOD trains On an instant'a nntloo nrl
began supplying the troops with field
and camp equipment.
Today's order affects IMS men aad
81 officers in addition to company K,
corps of engineers, company D, signal
corps, aad field ambulance company No.
, oreereo neia in reaainess last night.
No announcement as to the probable
destination of the troops, should they
move, was made, but it was believed
Galveston, Tex, would be the objective
Taft Regrets Time Limit.
The president told friends Monday
that he realized what a difficult thing
It was for a new administration to
gather the reins of office and under
stand the situation in Mexico for a
He is of the opinion that it will take
at least six months for Mr. Wilson and
his cabinet to grasp the details of dip
lomatic negotiations of troop and .bat
tleship movements, and of International
niceties that he and his cabinet have
acquired in two years' close study of a
condition that never ceased to confront
them. He has informed his advisors that
that he will be president until Mr.
Wilson takes the oath of office and if
intervention is demanded by congress
on his last day in office, he would not
hesitate to concur. But he hopes that
he will not have to act and then move
into the background, leaving a new
president and inexperienced adminis
tration to struggle with the real prob
lem. No Night Cabinet Sessions.
Night sessions of the cabinet to con
sider late developments from Mexico
probably will not be held In the future.
SeTeral of the president's cabinet sug
gested to him that these meetings
might be misunderstood throughout the
United States and in Mexico and that
their significance might be magnified.
The cabinet officers felt that the fre
quent reports of these late meetings,
which apparently brought little tangi
ble action, might lead to suspicion that
the "lid" had been clamped down; that
the public was being misled and that
back of them many secret orders were
being framed and issued from the state,
war and navy departments.
Iluerta's Attack Falls.
Trevlno's Attack Fall.
Although consul Miller, at Tampleo.
reported conditions there apparently
tranquil, he added that Americans and
other foreigners believe the battleship
Virginia would be a guaranty against
attack on the foreign colony.
CoL Trevino, at the head of 3M reb-
Flrst Train From Chihuahua Brings Out
a Nnmher of Americans; State
Capital Reported Uulet.
Train service has been restored on
the Mexican Central and a regular
schedule is now being maintained. The
train from the south arrived at 11:3
Monday night, bringing a number of
Americans from Madera, Max., Including
Mrs. D. P. Goode, wife of the assistant
sales manager of the Pearson company
in Mexico, who came from Madera in a
private car attached to the train. No
refugees from Mexico City were on this
train, although the line is reported to
be opes, from Chihuahua south to the
Chihuahua was quiet Monday when
the train left there, the American pas
The telegraph line on the Central Is
working through to Mexico City, but
nothing is permitted to be transmitted
I Is Going to Ask Legislature For Author
ity to Order Oat the Guard
If He Wants e.
Austin. Tex., Feb. is. Governor Col
quitt today received a telegram from
lieutenant Matson. in charge of the
militia at Laredo, in which he said that
reports of the advance of a large force
on Nnevo Laredo have been exaggerated:
that the advance consists of about 200
men and it is impossible to tell at this
time whether the Invaders are federals
The governor has not as yet heard
from president Taft as to the increase
of the federal patrol alone the border. -
The governor will await developments
and in the meantime ask the legislature
for an appropriation to meet the ex
penditures incidental to calling out of
the guard in case such & step Is determined.
Washington. D. C, Feb. IS. Presi
dent Taft's et of the Burnett-Dil
llngham immigration bill was over
turned in the senate today, when the
bill was repassed, 72 to 13, greatly in
excess of the two-thirds vote necessary.
The president's veto was based on ob
jection to the literacy test.
An attempt will be made to repass
the bill in the bouse.
New Senator From Nevada.
Kay Pittman, of Nevada, was sworn
in to complete the term of the late
The District of Columbia committee
agreed to report favorably the bill pre
scribing an eight hour day for women
workers in the District of Columbia.
Increase Postal Appropriation.
An increase of nearly $3,000,040 In
the annual postofflce appropriation bill
was made by the senate committee on
postoffices, which reported the meas
ure. The total asked for support of
the postal service for the year is $283,
487,442, the statement Including an in
crease of S2.500.000 in railway mail pay.
occasioned in part by the establishment
or tne parcel pose
A new weighing of the mails, cover
ing & period of 30 days from Sept 1,
1913, is provided by the bill as reported
to the senate.
Pahlic Buildings Bill Passed.
After acrimonious debate, -the house
passed the public buildings hill, au
thorizing the construction of $25,000,
000 worth of public buildings through
out the country. The vote on the bill
was 184 to (4 and the opponents of the
measure were unable to muster enough
votes to secure & roll call to Insure a
WHO WROTE THE
IS IUFK IN NOGALB5, SON.
Nogales. Aris., Feb. 18. Anti-American
feeling on both sides of the lines
here took form yesterday in offers of
a volunteer military organization made
to the Sonora state government A se
cret order of Mexicans is said to have
sprung up in anticipation of Interven
tion by the United States.
The leaders received a severe rebuke
from governor Maytorena, who was
broached with a request to furnish 800
rifles. Three Mexican railroad men of
Nogales. Son., signed the request for
the rifles. They also approached CoL
Emilio Kosterlitzky. commander of the
state rural police. He likewise spurned
A plan to dynamite public buildings
on the American side as retafliatlon for
intervention is said to have been on
foot Mexican authorities declare they
will take immediate steps to crush the
efforts of the agitators.
NATIONAL TBNXIS STAR IS SAFB
WITH FRIENDS IN MBXICO CITY
Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 18. Authen
tic information that Miss May Brown,
of Los Angeles, .a national tennte star.
who arrived in Mexico City February 1
Neiv Mexico Legislature Is Faxxleo and
Wants to Find Out Somebody
"Wrote It to Himself.
Santa Fe, N. M., Feb. 18. R. L.
Baca, speaker of the legislative house,
said today that he had written a let
ter to Theodore N. Tail, of Boston.
president of the American Telegraph
& Telephone company, and the West
ern Union Telegraph company, request
ing that he secure for the legislative
house, a telegram said to be In pos
sesion of the Western Union Telegraph
company and which telegram is said
to have been written by a .member
of the legislative house to himself in
the local office of the Western Union
The allegations are made in a reso
lution adopted by the house some 10
days ago and which instructed toe
speaker to take steps to secure-a copy
of the alleged "fake" telegram. The
contents of the telegram are not
specified in the resolution. The tele
gram, it is said, was turned back to
the company on demand of the local
manager and that the company has
declined to make public the contents
of the alleged message.
Toe resolution cites that the situa
tion is a reflection upon all house
members until the writer of the mes
sage Is made known.
Marshall GHest Yesterday.
Neither senate nor house transacted
any business yesterday, as a result of
1 tne visit or rnos. k. MarshaiL in
the senate there was a discussion
over a measure by senator Holt and its
reference to the wrong committee.
During the discussion one senator
charged that another senator had used
strong efforts to have the measure
referred to the wrong committee.
Immediately after the address of
the vice president-elect he was taken
in charge by a committee of Masons
and by them taken to the new Scot
tish Rite cathedral, where be was
Later vice president-elect and Mrs.
Marshall were guests of honor at a
reception at the executive mansion.
The function was attended by a lartre
number of legislators, state officials
and their wives, citizens and visitors
from all over the state.
The mansion was decorated for the
occasion in white and yellow and a
uniformed orchestra played through
out the afternoon. Tea was served
in the dining room.
The receiving line included gover
nor and Mrs. Marshall and governor
and Mrs. McDonald. Adjutant general
Brookes, aided by several members ef
the governors staff, introduced the
Prior to the reception, an Indiana
reunion was held In the hall ef the
house of representatives, judge E. V.
Long, of Las Vegas, presiding. The
vk:e president-elect was the onlv
speaker, addressing some 125 people
on the place of the Indianans Jn the
development of New Mexico His talk
a TMkptlAfnaf a fee th& VatImi nettAnel
tennis tournament. Is safe, has been re- JT8. m?rteh!ariiest.andvle's formal than
ceivea nere by her brotner, ml Brown,
also a prominent tennis player. Dr. A.
G. Goodman, chief medical officer of
the National Railways of Mexico, tele
graphed that Misa Brown and members
of her party were safe in the Goodman
Song of Hope
By Walt Mason,
There is a pill for every ache, a salve
for every sore, so let's rejoice and never
make a rumpus any more. There is a
poultice for each head, for every pain
some nope; until tne doctors say hes
dead, no man should give up hope. I
knew a wan once on a time, ,who had no
store of cash; he said this -world was but
a crime, and all its glories trash; and
so he got a neighbor's axe, and, by the
okl horse trough, with sundry strong
and skilful whacks he chopped his head
piece off. Next week a lawyer printed
ads announcing that this knave had
fallen heir to heaps of scads, but he was
in his grave. The darkest hour, as
Homer aaid, is just beore the dawn;
there's oftfcn comfort just ahead, when
all the hope seems gone. There is a sirup
for each cough, a lance for every boil, so
never think to shuffle off some yards of
mortal oil. Misfortune hits us now and
then, bat if we bravely grin, she'll go
pursuing weaker men, and push their
faces in. There is a cure for every wart.
a plaster for each corn, so let us like the
colts cavort, and lau;h our tears to
OAMPA'S BROTHER GETS
SHOT INTENDED FOR A CAT
Tucson. Aria., Feb. 18. Mateo Campa,
brother of rebel chieftain Emilio Campa,
Is nursing a leg filled with bird shot
John Steffena, civil war veteran, fired
in the darkness at a caterwauling cat
missed him, but hit Mateo who howled.
Steffens thought the noise still came
from the cat Campa limped to the
police station and caused the veteran's
arrest on a charge of aeaault with
a deadly weapon.
MICHIGAN WANTS UNITED
STATES TO ACT IN MEXICO
Lansing, Mich.. Feb. 18. A resolution
was introduced in the Michigan legis
lature today, directed to president Taft
and president-elect Wilson, urging that
aetion be taken in Mexico to restore
peace and protect the lives of American
citizens there. The resolutions were In
troduced by Dr. Hion Wheelan. of Hills
dale, who has a aon. Arvin Wheelan,
employed in Mexico City. He said he
had not heard from his son in more than
RBBBI.S AT MATAMORAS
READY TO DEFEND POSITION"
Brownsville. Texas. Feb. 18. A force
of cavalry and Infantry left Matamoras,
opposite here, early this .morning, pre
sumably to -meet Mexican federal sol
diers said to be advancing 00 Mata
moras from the interior. The Matamo
ras garrison went over to the Diaz
cause yesterday. A general alarm In
Matamoras today summoned all the
city's forces in preparation for defence.
"' " ': morning oetore the legis
The Marshalls left at 8..0 for the
PRINCETON MEN ENTERTAIN
VISITING GRABUATB SECRETARY
H. G. Murray, secretary of the gradu
ate council of Princeton universitv.
who will lecture tonight at the Chris
tian church, with stereopticon views.
upon Princeton and what the univer
sity stands for, was entertained at din
ner Monday night at the Paso del
Norte, by the Princeton graduates in El
jthere were a few other guests of
the Princeton men. Those attending
the dinner, besides Mr. Murray were
mayor C. E. Kelly, W. H. Burgee Maj.
H. E. Van Surdam Prof. & W. Alexan
der, principal of the high school; C M.
Murray, of the Times; H. D. Slater, and
five Princeton graduates, Rev. Kenneth
Brown. '93; Claiborne Adams. ': Vance
Stewart, '05; J. & Curtis. 07. and
Thomas Newman, 1S. The evening was
enlivened by a banjo song by Rev. Mr.
Brown recalling college days, by re
miniscences of graduates, and by an in
teresting address by the distinguished
CIGARET STARTS FIRE IN
DORMITORY AT Y. M. C. V.
There was a near fire scare at the Y.
M. C A. Monday night, when a soldier
took a cigaret to bed with him and set
the bed afire. B, W. Glow, night clerk,
smelled smoke aad went to room 39.
where the soldier was sleeping. He
found the room filled with smoke and
the bed- clothing and mattress burning
He extinguished the fire with a bucket
RURAT.BS ARE UNABLE TO
FIND REBELS IN SONORA
Cananea, Mexico. Feb. 18. Seventy
command of CoL Emilio Kosterlitsky,
have arrived in the city after a hunt
through the Ajo mountains for rebels.
No traces of the rebels were found.
Benjamin G. H11L former prefect of
the district, has been appointed tem
porary prefect of the Hermoalllo dis
trict succeeding Dionsio Lacarra, who
is now prefect of this district
TWO ARMY TRANSPORTS ARri
ORDERED TO SAIL SOUTH
Newport News, a.. Feb. I8J The
army transports Kilpatrick and Meatie
have sailing orders for southern? ports
and will prob.vMy get away today.
WANT PROTECTION FOR GERMAN
RESIDENTS NOW IN MEXICO
Berlin. Germany. Feb. 18 The Na
tional Liberals have announced that
they will interrogate the government in
the reichstag as to what measures the
imperial chancelor is taking for protec
tion of Germans in Mexico.
New Tork. N. Y.. Feb. 18. The battle
ship Connecticut flagship of the North
Atlantic squadron, steamed out of the
Brooklyn navy yard at daybreak today
bound for the United States naiaj sta
tion at Guantanamo. Cuba, where emer
gency forces, including 2000 marines,
are being concentrated while develop
ments in Mexico are being -watched.
W. S. Dobie. a motorcycle enthusiast,
fell from his machine 1R miles from
El Pa&o Sunday, and had his collarbone
broken HiMe and other moiorcvclKts
wen- Koina t.- Hueco Tanks when the