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H. J). Slater, Editor-in-Chief and controlling owner, has directed The Herald for 15 Years;
G. A. Martin is News Editor.
Editorial and Magazine Page
Saturday, September Twenty-seventh, 1913
Superior exclusive features and complete news report by Associated Pres3 Leased Wire and
200 Special Correspondents covering Arizona, New Mexico, west Texas. Mexico. Wash
Published by Herald News Co.. Inc.: H. L Slater (owner of two-thirds interest) President:
J C. Wilmartb (owner of one-fifth interest) Manager; the remaining one-eighth
interest is owned among 12 stockholders who are as follows: H. I. Capell. H. B.
Stevens. J. A. Smith. J. J. Mundy. Waters Davis. H. A. True. McGlennon estate.
W. F. Payne. R. C Canby. G. A. Martin. A. L. Sharpe. and John P. Ramsey.
WHAT will be the attitude of Felix Diaz, now that Federico Gamboa has)
been nominated by the Catholic party with the approval of Huerta?
What will be the attitude of the Carrancistas if Gamboa shall be
elected? Upon the answer to these two questions depends the development of
events in Mexico next month and in the near future.
Diaz seems to have no personal or party following. At any rate, none has
manifested itself during the last few months. Huerta threw him overboard early
in the game, and he has so far shown no ability to "come back." He has Tepeatedly
announced that he would be a candidate, but of what party or faction? If Diaz's
ambition be patriotic and national, he will support Gamboa. If Diaz's ambition,
be purely personal and selfish, he will support himself and oppose Gamboa.
If Diaz should now undertake to fight the Huerta-Gamboa Catholic ptrty"
combination, he would have another rebellion on his hands. There can be no such
thing, under existing circumstances, as a peaceable contest between the Huerta,'
faction and the personal supporters of Felix Diaz. t will be-compromise or war.
The Carrancistas will not participate in the election or accept Gamboa. The
only hope for an early termination of the disturbance lies in the "election" of .1
strong man, his maintenance by force of arms, and the crushing of rebellion.
No such thing as agreement among the various factions, or peaceable ac
ceptance of the results of any "election" held under Huertista auspices, can be
thought of as within the range of possibility, at this time. Any government, to
be able to control the situation at this time, must be installed and maintained by
Gamboa is an able man. He proved that by his diplomatic victories over the
Washington government at every point of conflict. He has the makings of a
statesman. Nominated with him as candidate for vice president there is a soldier .
of the old school. The combination ought to be able to accomplish something
toward the pacification of the republic. But even the Gamboa government will
have to count upon having to face the hostility at Washington.
The European powers have been singularly forbearing. Perhaps the time is
coming when Mexico can afford to ignore Washington and do business direct with
European capitals. Europe owes the United States nothing in this matter.
Europe may proceed in her own way without violating any international obligar
tions or ethics. Gamboa is just the man to turn the trick.
The United States, with the strongest hand, has played the game as if it did
not know the names of the cards. When Gamboa deals, he may prefer to dealj
to a dummy.
In Gamboa's "election" to the presidency and maintenance by force there is no
hope of permanent peace and restoration in the republic, but in his "election" and
maintenance by force there lies the only hope of immediate results looking toward
at least temporary recovery.
State institutions and departments do not ask furniture men ,to furnjsh
chairs free, they do not ask stationers to furnish ink free, they do not ask clothiers
to furnish coats free for employes, they do not expect free labor, free lumber, free
tobacco for inmates and officials, or free medical attendance. Yet there is scarcely
one of the various public bureaus and institutions that does not beg free news
papers. From all over the southwest requests come for free newspapers, requests
from government departments and officials, public schools and colleges, hospitals,
asylums, jails. The time is coming when all newspapers should combine to stop
this petty government graft. Some publishers make a practice of dfistributingt
their papers around promiscuously in this fashion, and the practice spoils the
beneficiaries and makes some of them think they have a right to beg in spite of
the laws against vagrancy.
The Mayflower Aristocracy
PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON'S personal representative at the court
of St. James, Walter H. Page, ambassador, did not make the hit he planned
with his speech at the unveiling ofl the monument to the Mayflower pil
grims. He did not even greatly impress the English, it seems, while many Ameri
cans had their feelings hurt.' It was all because of one remark in his speech,
quoted as follows in the English press:
"In spite of the great fusion of races and of the great contributions which
other nations have made to the 100,000,000 people across the sea, and to her in
calculable wealth, the United States is today English led and English ruled."
And another passage in his speech seemed well calculated to hurt the feelings
bf the Germans, and of all other peoples not of British origin. "With due regard
to other bloods and other nations," Mr. Page is reported as saying, "it is with us
who speak the language of Shakspere that the responsibility ofruling the world
must rest"
The tone of his address was influenced throughout by the attitude of extreme
respect and love for all1 things of Brijtish origin, that made the public addresses of
some of his predecessors offensive to some of their countrymen, and brought en
thusiastic commendation from others. ,
The London Express was inclined to poke a little fun at Americans, using
the ambassador's speech as a text. Indicating the degree of respect which some
Englishmen entertain for our "American aristocracy," The Herald quotes from
the Express's editorial comment upon the Mayflower speech:
"We would not for all the worlds, old and new, speak with disrespect of
the Mayflower or of her precious human freight. She gave to history many
honored names, among which those of
high. She founded America. She did
today tne proudest and most numerous aristocracy on earth.
"When William the Conqueror landed on our south coast he brought with
him a galaxy of Norman knighthood. We are not allowed to forget it. So
many of our forebears came over with the conqueror. But they are, at best,
an insignificant company by comparison with those whose ancestors sailed In
the Mayflower. William must have come in a mere cockleshell with half a com
pany of chivalry. The Mayflower must have been the direct progenitor of the
"This was clearly no little ship such as credulous history believes in, but a,
mammoth liner. Of course, the Mayflower did make more than one Transat
lantic voyage. But mathematical accuracy compels the assertion that, on count
ing up the numbers of persons In America whose families 'was commen over mit
der Mayflower,' the good ship clearly had stateroom accommodation for 5000
souls on each journey, even when allowance is made for those originators of
the present aristocracy in the states who took passage as stewards and cabin
President Wilson ias just made 30 consular appointments; 28 of the 30
appointees were already in the service and are being promoted, while the other two
took the consular examination. This commendable action is in contrast to the
previous action of the president in displacing many of the minor diplomatic officers
who had come Up from the ranks and had shown special ability, but who were not
Wilson partisans.
By the way, what is the total of rebels who have been captured and disarmed
by the government forces? Is it one or two?
14 Years Ago Today
From The Herald This Date 1809.
Randolph Terry left yesterday for
Austin, Texas.
The district court opens Mondav with
a, heavy docket
L. B. Jones, traveling auditor for the
Santa Fe, is in the city
Fitzgerald Moor left this morning
for his ranch at Turquoise N M-
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pfaff "are in
Jsew York city attending the Dewey
K. L. Stewart master mechanic of
the E P. & N. E.. came down from
Alamogordo last night
Sheriff Riley Baker, of Otero county
N. M. and his deputy, Jim Latham!
are in the city on business.
Dr. Childress and family, who have
been spending a few days In this
c.ty. left for Alamogordo this morn
ing. Alderman George Ogden came home
this morning after a brief trip up the
road visiting San Marcial and other
The G. H. pay car is expected to
arrive Friday, which is an event which
the employes are looking forward to
with anticipation.
Superintendent A. S. Greig. of the
E P. & K. E, left on the Santa Fe
this morning for Needles, Calif, ac
companied by his little daughter
When the news first reached this
city that admiral Dewey had arrived
In New Yorl., merchants were quick
to hang out the stars and stripes in
hia hunor
J. E. an R'per arrired on the G,
What Next?
Winslow and Alden stand consDicuouslv
more she gave to the United States of 1
H. yesterday evening from Marfa, and
will leave tomorrow on the E. P. &
N. E. to join the engineering corps at
the front
Messrs. Bushong and Feldman have
donated a dozen photos to he first
prize in the Presbyterian church "baby
show," at the Hammet building tomor
row evening.
Schutz brothers, of this city, have
on exhibition a number of souvenirs
from the Philippines sent to them by
their brother, Julius, postmaster at
San Fernando, P. I.
Miguel Ahumada jr., son of the gov
ernor of Chihuahua, was escorted to
the train.b efore he left for New York,
by mayor Onate, senor Cuadra and a
large number of Juarez friends.
Superintendent W. R, Martin, of the
G. H., left this afternoon for a trip
over the line as far down as Fort
Hancock, Texas. He was accompanied
by C. H. Borcherding, foreman of the
car department
No contract was awarded yesterday
afternoon by the directors of the In
ternational Light & Power company,
action again being postponed. The
cause of the delay it is understood Is
I the high figures submitted by the bld-
The management of the Athletio
Park association is putting forth
every effort to secure first class play
ers to represent El Paso on the dia
mond. The style of play exhibited at
tne park Sunday will not prove an at
traction everv week. The management
proposes to pav the players a given
salary, and t. oe under contract for a
certain length of time. Maun Ed
wards is ,r, Ial!as. and It is beh.-ved
that he will fcrirg back s-..-ne star
piajcra when he returns.
Mexico Wireless Expensive
Manager Wagner, of Smelting Plants,
Says Ills Company Has Abend-
oncd Idea; Little Interview).
Wait-Less was considered
for our Mexican smelt-
ing plants," general man
ager H. R. Wagner, of the Ameri
can Smelting and Refining company
said, "but we learned from the en
gineers who instal these plants that
the expense was so much greater than
the cost of installing plants at sea on
phips that we finally dropped th
plan and will continue to depend upon
the telegraphs and mails for communi
cation between our smelting properties.
The wireless would have been an ex
cellent thing during the revolutionary
times, for the revolutionists make a
practice of cutting wires between sta
tions and interrupting service where
ever possible. We had considered the
matter seriously until we learned that
the initial cost was so great, and
then decided to drop It"
96- 96' 3fr
"Just 30 years ago today I arrived
over the Texas & Pacific to make my
home in Bl Paso," judge F. E. Hunter
said Friday afternoon, as he handed
out cigars to his friends. "Until my
college mate judge Foster had written
to me about Bl Paso, I had never
heard of it and when I got out a map
of the United States, I saw that El
Paso was on the Rio Grande, a river
as big as the Ohio. I had seen the
Ohio on one of the excursions which
was run from my Indiana home to
the Kentucky town which is tho to
bacco and whiskey center of the uni
verse. The first thing I looked for
when I reached El Paso and got off the
train at the old Stanton street sta
tion was to see the steamboats and
masts on the river. I knew that the
river could not run on the north side
for the mountains were there and I
looked down every street toward the
river to see these ships. I am still
looking for them. W. A. Hawkins was
one of the first men I met after
reaching here and he invited me to so
across the river with him, as he was
doing newspaper work on one of the
local papers at that time. I kept
watching for the river and when we
finally reached It there was- enough
water in it to get your' feet wet and
no more. I could have stepped across
it in many places and jumped across
it at any place along the rver.
"El Paso was an adobe town In
that time that was on September 26,
1883 and there were few houses north
of the tracks and as few south of
Overland street Juarez did not have
a single brick building at the time
and it was a typical Mexican town.
There were only two banks, the First
and the State banks, doing business,
and of the lawyers now living, judge
T. A. Falvey. Capt T. J. Beall, judge
J. A. Buckler, and judge A. G. Foster, are
the only ones who were here then.
Emerson & Berrien, R. C. Lightbody and
Pete Kern were the only business
men who are here now, and a good
many of my friends have passed over
the river with their boots on since I
came here, a tenderfoot Hoosier from
the felt boot district of Indiana."
Pierre Schon, a local salesman for
a motor car company, has been In
Kansas City and sized up the Mexican
situation for the Kansas City Times
as follows:
"The trouble is too deep seated.
The peons have found they can shake
a government that refuses them the
right to own land, and they will never
be satisfied with any peace that re
turns them to the old conditions. They
want equal votes, the right to own
land and a division of the big estates
virtually the platform Madero was
elected on.
"You can't blame them for wanting ;
the land divided. One family In Chi- '
huahua. the Terrazas, owns nine mil
lion acres. They are cattle raisers,
which means they do not cultivate any
of the land, The laws exempt uncul
tivated lands from taxation. So the
Terrazas, with all that big estate,
pay no real estate tax. And they will
sell none of their land.
"The rebel state government in
Sonora is practically supreme there
now. It controls the whole state,
with the exception of Guaymas. Busi
ness goes on. but it is handicapped
greatly because the railways are de
moralized. "Persons familiar with the situation
have no hope that an election will
improve It The Huerta election pro
gram can be enforced only In those
places controled by Huerta'e men.
And In at least two of the huge
northern states his army barely has a
Buffalo Bill
By Walt JIninn -
They've taken down the great gray
tents, the injuns and imported gents
who lately robbed the Deadwood bus
are on "their uppers now, or wuss; where
late rough riders rode and swore, the
bucking bronchos buck no more. Bill's
stunt is done and we shall know hi3 face
no more in tented show.. Alas, that in
his wintrv years, disaster in his path
appears! Of pioneers about the last, he
links the present to the past. Before
our thrifty cities rose, he tracked and
fought the settlers' foes and showed the
path, o'er lonely plains, to long and
creaking wagon trains; both guide' and
guard, fie led the van, in war or peace
a mighty man. With big, brave heart
and noble face, a form with tigers
strength and grace, a. soul as true as
was his aim, and mind as broad as is
his fame, of all the heroes of the west,
Bill Cody, is beloved the best. Oh, hero
of our boyhood days! Oh. Bayard of the
frontier wavs! the world grows sordid
in pursuit of stocks and bonds and other
loot; and all we hear along the pike is
talk of mergers and the like; and you
bring back a wholesome thought of
things too apt to be forgot; of davtimc
treks and night alarms and stalwart
men's appeal to arms, of men who gave
their bloodto buy the land whereon our
mansions lie. of vistas fresh and great
and still and so God bless vou, Buffalo
Bill! Copyright, 1913, by George Mat
thew Adams. ,
San Diego, Calif.. Sept 27. A plot
in Balboa Park was dedicated Friday
as the site of a monument to be erected
to the memory of Vasco Npunez de Bal
boa. The oration of the dav was rt-
lievered by Don Juan Riano y Gayan-
gos, t
States Congressman R. L. Henry, of
Texas, and G. Aubrey Davidson, vice
president of the exposition that will
be held In this city in 1915, were other
Jerome, Ariz., Sept 27. The superior
court of Yavapai county has granted
the Congregational church corporation
of Jerome, permission to dispose of
its property for $1600 to- the Episco
pal churr-h. In the petition it was
set forth that a mortgage of $1560
soon falls due. and the congregation,
which had dwindled to a few per
sons, was unable to pay it.
Libson, Portugal, Sept 27. A ennfps- '
sion that they intended to assassinate j
the Portuguese premier and instiscatf
a revolt, was made by five men ar- .
rested while placing bombs around th '
premier's villa at Praia das Macas' a j
wiiicjiua yiauc near miru i
What's become o' th sweet ole fast
color girl that could step out o' her
skirts? Did you ever know a good man
that wuz a good politician? l
In Search of Glory
A Short Story.
EACH man among us has his pet
ambition, and my own was to win
some distinction which should
make my fellows envious of my
Life saving at fires was my first Idea.
I practiced running up and down lad
ders, while I positively made my par
ents miserable by the ruthless way in
which I manipulated the garden hose.
And it was only after I had carefully
hit the postman full in the face with a
stream of water as he came up the
fiont path that I was made to desist,
my father Indignantly remarking that
he could not afford to pay a sovereign
compensation every day, even to please
me. However, by this period I had be
come pretty well proficient and merely
bided my time for putting my skill into
practice. g
Opportunity came quickly in the
shape of a fire at a dwelling house in
the neighborhood, and I rushed to the
scene of action, eager to distinguish
myself. The local brigade had not ar
rived, but some people passing had
raised a ladder against the second
floor window. Pushing them aside I
rapidly ascended half way, and then
well, then it "began to feel so hot that
I thought I'd better come down again.
This I proceeded to do amid the jeers
of the fast "gathering multitude. I
thought perhaps, my talent lay more
In the way of playing on the fire with
the hose than in saving life, which
seemed such very hot work. But I
was brimful of enthusiasm, and direct
ly my feet touched the ground. I
snatched the hose from a fireman
who had" just arrived, swung it round,
quite unintentionally deluging the
crowd as I did so, and played it on (to
a dog kennel from which the smoke
was issuing. Then the fireman I sup
pose annoyed at my prompt voluntary
assistance snatched the hose from me.
played the gushing water right in my
lace, and then again poured the
stream on to the burning . house. The
ciowd roared with delight and I
walked home with a vague impression
that I had rendered myself unpopular.
AVhen the Boer war broke out, my
father, who never approved of my
medal hunting tendencies, grimly ob
served that here was .the chance of my
life if I really thirsted for glory. Be
ing a volunteer I wished to go out with
my companions in 'arms, but un
fortunately I had quite a lot of social
engagements just then, so I denied my
self the pleasure of fighting my coun
try's battles. But I went to see the
othersof f at Southhampton, and was
with them in spirit all through the war.
And such a lot of fellows volunteered
that I think it was really- more dis
tinguished to single myself out from
the crowd and remain at home.
After finding that fire and war both
failed to provide me with the oppor
tunities I thirsted for, I turned my at
tention to the watery element and
practiced swimming under the tuition
of an excellent professor of the nata
tory art I became an expert swimmer,
and thenceforth was always on the look
out for chances to perform deeds of
"derring do" In sea or river. Beyond
falling out of a boat on the Thames,
however, nothing of note happened for
a long time. Unfortunately, authorities
do not award medals nor even prizes to
the, man who merely saves himself.
Last summer I regularly haunted
the shore at Shrlmpton-super-Mare,
where I went for my annual fortnight's
holiday, on the look out for drowning
people to rescue, but there were none.
But as we know, "all.things come to
the man who waits," and one morn
ing my chance seemed to have arrived.
The sea was a trifle rough; but in
spite of this, there were a number of
bathers disporting themselves in the
billows at about 12 noon, when I took
my usual walll along the parade. Sud
denly I saw a bather some distance to
the left of the rest throw up his hands
and sink.
With me to think Is to act In a
flash I hjd cast off my coat kicked
my shoes away, and plunged into the
sea. With rapid, powerful strokes I
plowed my way out to where the un
fortunate bather had disappeared. Im
mediately I reached the place I pre
pared to dive; Just at that moment
however, the man rose almost beneath
me. Rememhering how dangerous it is
to let drowning men grasp their would
be rescuers, I seized him by the back
of the neck and began pushing him
vigorously towards the shore. Just as
I had foreseen, he straightway com
menced the struggle. I kept a firm
hold, and exhorting him to fear noth
ing but trust to me, I continued push
ing him along through the water.
"Le'me go le'me go! We shall
both drown If you "
"Keep quiet!" I exclaimed, adminis
tering a good shake to the scruff of hi
neck. "Keep Jiuiet, you fool: another
half dozen strokes and we art? safe."
At that moment my foot touched the
beach, and 1 continued; "Ah. here we
art on shQre at last saved!"
The ingratitude of that man I shall
never forget: instead of thanking me
for preserving his life at the immi
nent well mnrc nr less Imminent
Irish of my own. he sputtered out
about a quart of tea water aim jeiieu;
"Dolf Ass! Idiot' How dare you
t iii viuieiiL na iuh mi - - .. .......
be ii nsiiorfi shnvincr me through the
water as nearlv as possible did drown
me. Can't a man dive and amuse him
self without some officious idiot like
you to show off and earn a little
cheap story? Go to the devil, sir!
S. C. Hulse and the party from La
Boquilla, Chih., were delayed at Pre
sidio in getting their baggage out of
Mexico and will not reach El Paso un
til Monday morning The party is com
posed of 20 Americans from the Mexi
can "Northern Power company's proj
ect at La Boquilla.
Chicago, 111.. Sept 2". Members of the
Board of Trade Friday voted to abolish
the cash grain "call" which was the
point of attack made by the federal
goe.n-n-nt ,n an anti-trust suit filed a
Federal Laws Protect Birds
Federal Statute Will Not Conflict
"With State Lairs but Will Assure
M Isratory Birds Protection.
Uy frrcderlc- J. IlnaKln
WASHINGTON, D. C Sept. 27.
Hunters in all parts of the
country are much interested in
the new regulations governing the
shooting of migratory birds. These will
be approved by the president and go
into effect about Oct 1, at the begin
ning of the annual hunting season. The
law authorizing these regulations was
passed by the last congress. It was In
cluded in the appropriation bill for the
department of agriculture, one of the
last measures signed by president Taft
upon the morning of March A. In some
states this new law will not materially
affect the hunting provileges because
It will not make any greater restric
tions than are imposed by the state
laws already In existence. In others,
the change will be more keenly felt
The five years' closed season for cer
tain game girds, the prohibition of
shooting between sunset and sunrise,
and the long closed season for birds
along certain navigable rivers -are the
most important features of the new
Federal Protection for Birds.
The new law authorized the depart
ment of agriculture to formulate regu
lations covering the points needed for
the federal protection or migratory
birds. These regulations were to fix
and prescribe the closed seasons with
due regard to temperature, breeding
habits and the times and lines of mi
gration of the different classes of birds.
A committee of experts upon the sub
jects involved was appointed to pre
pare these regulations with the pro
vision that they should be printed and
made public for three months before
their adoption. During this period they
were to be examined and public hear
ings given upon them when desired.
The knowledge possessed by the com
mittee upon the habits of birds enabled
them to fix suitable districts, in differ
ent parts of the country, in which It
shall be unlawful to shoot kill or cap
ture migratory birds, and at the same
time to give the hunter all the sport
possible without threatening the total
extinction of the birds. It is under
stood that where the states have suit
able laws for the protection of the mi
gratory birds nothing in the new regu
lations shall be permitted to conflict
with them.
No Interference With State Laws.
The provision that the new law
should not interfere with the bird laws
already existing in the states required
much work from the committee for
mulating the regulations. Over 700
laws regarding bird shooting are in
existence in the 48 states. In order to
harmonize them, a number of excep
tions have been included with the regu
lations, which it is believed, will make
.the new law a harmonious scheme for
conserving the bird life uniformly
throughout the country.
The country is divided Into two
zones. Zone 1 Is to be known as the
breeding zone. It includes 25 states
lying chiefly north of the Ohio river and
latitude 40 degrees. The closed season
for this zone shall be from Dec. 16 to
Sept 1 for water fowls and rails, with
exceptions in nine states, where the
dates vary slightly. For woodcock, the
closed season extends to Oct 1, with
exceptions in 10 states. The closed sea
son for shore birds excepting for those
coming under the regulation of the
five years' closed season, extends from
Dec. 16 to Sept 1, with slight modifica
tion of these dates in 10 states.
Sensons Differ In Southwest.
Zone 2 is to be known as the winter
ing zone. It includes all the states
south of the breeding zone. In this, the
closed season for water fowl extends
from Jan. 16 to Oct 1, excepting in
Maryland, Virginia and the Carollnas,
where. It is from February to Novem
ber, and in Kansas, Oklahoma, New
Mexico and Arizona, where It comes
between Dec 16 and Sept 1. The closed
season for rails, and also for coots and
gallinulesv comes between Dec 1 and
Sept 17, with slight differences in Ten
nessee, Louisiana and Arizona. For
woodcock, the closed season extends
from Jan. 1 to November 1, excepting
in Louisiana and Georgia. The closed
season for shore birds, including only
black breasted and golden plover, jack
snipe or Wilson snipe and yellow legs,
the rest coming under the five years'
regulation, is from Dec. 16 to Sept 1,
with the exceptions in Alabama. Louisi
ana. Tennessee, Arizona and Utah.
The new law prohibits the shooting
of all migratory game birds between
sunset and sunrise. This restriction has
been objected to in New England and
in some of the western states, but the
objection is not sustained because this
protection already exists In a number
of states, including New York, Ohio, In
diana, Illinois, Iowa. Arkansas and
Missouri. At least half of the hunters
in the country have been subject to this
restriction for years by the laws of
their states and most of them endorse
It as a proper measure. Louisiana has
even gone a step farther. The shoot
ing of birds after the noon hour is
prohibited there, thus giving them an
additional advantage.
Insectlrerons Birds Protected.
The closed season for lnsectiverous
birds now extends throughout the year
excepting for reed birds and rice birds
in Delaware. Maryland, Virginia, the
District of Columbia and South Caro
lina. In these states they may still be
shot between Aug. 31 and Nov. 1. Many
bird lovers object even to this small
killing, for these lnsectiverous birds
may almost be classed as song birds.
The reed birds are really the northern
bobolinks which, haVe been greatly de
creased by the greed of the hunters. It
has been claimed that the rice birds
of the south interfered with the crops,
but a scientific -examination proves that
they feed larfly upon Insects which
damage the grain. The substitution of
the much hated English sparrow for
the reed bird in many restaurants is
now admitted.
Many claim that the difference is not
easily detected. At present no consid
eration is being given to sparrow con
servation and, lh the minds of most
people they can be spared with less
loss to the country than the bobo
links, catbirds, chickadees, cuckoos,
grosbeaks, humming birds, martins,
meadow larks, night hawks, orioles,
robins, shrikes, swallows, tanagers, tit
mice, thrushes, warblers, whlppoor
wllls, woodpeckers, wrens, and all other
perching birds which feed entirely up
on insects.
Five Years Protection for Some.
A five year closed season has been
authorized, extending until September
of 1918, covering band tailed pigeons,
swans, irlews and three varieties of
cranes, ""he enormous decrease in these
birds threatens their total extinction,
so that a long closed season Is consid
ered absolutely essential to the con
tinuation of the species. A closed sea
son shall extend also from Jan. 1 to
ov. I, for all migratory birds passing
over or at rest upon any of the fol
lovlng navigable rivers between cer
tain designated points. These are the
Mississippi river from New Orleans to
M.nneapolls. the Ohio river between Its
mouth and Pittsburg, and the Missouri
river between Its mouth and Bismarck.
N. D.
Tomorrow. Contests in Egg Produc
Special agent E. M. Blanford, of the
department of justice, was notified
iriday afternoon, that five barrels,
containing 20,000 rounds of ammuni
t'on. had been seized in Douglas. Ariz.,
while being shipped from El Paso to
the rebel front The ammunition was
shipped out r EI Paso marked as mer
tnandise and is to have beer smug
gled across the Jine Ta, dipjrtment
is now t.jhig to locate the shippers at
this end
"This Is My Birthday Anniversary"
OUR chipmunk story yesterday reminds us of Emerson and his squirrel
fable, and, because it isl a favorite of ours, we are printing it to-
day for the El Paso boys and girls who were born on September 27.
,The story goes:
The mountain and the squirrel
Had a quarrel,
And the former called the latter "Little Prig."
Bun replied,
"You are doubtless very big;
But al sorts of wind and weather
Must be taken in together,
To make up a year
And a sphere.
And I think it ho disgrace
T occupy my place.
If I'm not go large as you,
You are not so small as I,
And not half so spry- " , ' A
ni not deny you make J
A very pretty squirrel track;
Talents differ; all is well and wisely put;
If I cannot carry forests on ,my back,
Neither can you crack a nut,"'
The boys and girls who celebrate today have the advantage of having
the anniversaries come on Saturday and this is so much more convenient a
day for a party. Our good wishes go with the whole list, which follows:
Louise Erminger, 7. Florence Robertson, 15.
' Louise-Brewer, 13. Emily Brown, 8.
Marian Howe, 12. John McDonnell, 11.
Ella Hayden, 15. Ruth Pickels.' 10.
Ralph Edgar Allen, 3.
Mildred Kennedy was 2 years old yesterday. Telephone, please, the ,
name or names of any left out today. We wish to print all.
France's Torment of Blood
Jnst 209 Years Ago the People of
France Started a Movement
"Which Put Royalty Out.
By Rev. Thos. B. Gregory
T WAS 299 years ago today that
the States-General of Louis XLTL
met at Paris. After cursin
few days
another most bitterly for a
the orders adjourned without doing
anything at all and there was not an- 1
other meeting of the States'-General for j
li5 years.
For 175 years four kings, Louis
XIII., Louis XrV., X,ouis XV. and Louis
XVX had their own sweet way with
the people of France, with none to
molest them or make them afraid and
then came that other States-General, of
1789, 02- which all the world has heard
times without number.
For a century and three-quarters
those four men, aided by their respec
tive ministers, did what they pleased
to and with the 25.000,000 of French
men; and then, suddenly as the bolt
trom the storm cloud, something broke
loose and the wrongs of ages were
washed out in such a torrent of blood
as had not been seen since the days
of Marius and Sylla.
Beats Fpnr Kings.
Four kings is a good hand, but there
is a hand that will beat even four
kings, and that hand was held by the
people when, in the shape of their rep
resentatives, they broke away from the
Rtntps-fipnprnl nf 77RQ. -rfitfrerf to thi
famous tennis court, declared them-
selves the "national assembly," and
swore by the eternal that they would
never separate until the "constitution
of the kingdom had been established
and confirmed on solid foundations."
It was a. terrible time that they had
in "confirming and establishing"
things, a time the horror of which still
haunts the world's memory, but the
work was at last thoroughly done, and
today there Is nowhere on earth a
freer, happier land than France.
Good Ont of Evil.
It is a splendid instance of good
coming out of evil. Possibly it was
just as well that the four kings were
given that 175 year rule without any
body to bother them. Without realiz
ing it they were opening the people's
eyes, arousing their sense of wrong,
quickening their long-cowed resolu
tion and so fitting them for the great
work that was to be laid out for them
in 17S9-93 work that was to free
France from despotic rule, and. indi
rectly, inaugurate the democracy which
is eventually to make every people
Springfield, 111, Sept- 27. A family
feud, which originated in the trespass
of a chicken, and which has been marked
in the last few months by numerous
arrests on both sides of the fence, has
culminated here in the shooting of Mrs.
Ira Patterson bv Mrs. Ho Stedman, her
next door neighbor.
Clovlg, N. M.. Sept 27. The Curry
county grand jury has indicted L. C
West, former president and M. Boyle,
fcrmer cashier of the American Bank
and Trust company, whVh failed
last June, on charges of having re
ceived deposits when they knew the
institution to be insolvent The bank
failed for approximately $50,000.
G O O P;
I notice crumbs
upon the floor!
They surely were
not there before.
They always come
when Ludfe Vroom
Eats cookies in
' the sitting-room!
When they have eaten
cakes, I find
Gocps always leave
their crumbs behind!
Doni Be A Goop!
U ' ".; ?: "."' -
Automobile Horns
Author of "At Good Old Slvrnsh."
SOME inventions are inspired by an
gels with a friendly feeling for hu
manity, while others are worked out
bv the devil in his leisure moments and
! le'ft around for thoughtless mortals to
grab, aiost oi tne auioinouue uwua
now in use were thought up by the
An automobile horn is a mechanical
insolence by which bad manners can be
produced through a simple turn of the
wrist. Some horns are made so that
they can be operated intelligently and
politely and made to say "I'm coming
in different tones to the pedestrian. But
most of them are made so that to usa
brains in operating them would be an
entire waste. Their remarks vary from.
"Get out of there"' to "Jump lively you,"
and produce about as much good feeling
among pedestrians as a 4hump on the
Automobile horns of the brainless
variety are made in six feet, nine feet
and twentv feet sizes. The sizes do not
refer to the size of the horn, but to
the distance it can make a pedestrian
jump. By means of electricity a horn
can be constructed nich, when blown
one hundred feet behind an ordinary
"Will make him jump 20 feet in three
citizen, who is intrudin- on the street,
will make him" jump twenty feet in
three different directions, leaving both
shoes and one sock back when so doing.
This horn will also make a quiet, peace
able lover of flowers go home and look
up firearm catalogs for a whole evening
after he has made the aforesaid jump.
By means of the automobile horn
young men who have been overlooked
by the foolkiller can pass through a
sleeping city after one P. M- leaving a
trail of uproar behind them three miles
long and three blocks wide. In this
case what the horn says is "Look at me.''
Unfortunately there are too many blind
The electric horn has given the au
tomobile a voice all its own. It is such
a voice as might be produced by a hip
popotamus, a walrus, an angry baboon
and a pterodaetyl all in one. It is an
original contribution to the noises of
the world and cannot be mistaken for
anything else. Judging from its voice,
the automobile is fond of raw meat;
Still only this kind of a voice could ex.
pres sthe feelings of a respectable auto
mobile which is being joy rode. Copy
righted bv George Matthew Adams.
Rumors in England Are That English
Capital Will Finance Ocean Con
nection in Colombia.
London, Eng., Sept. 27. Hints that
English capital, represented by Pearson
& Son, may give Colombia a chance to
avenge herself against Panama bv con
structing an ocean to ocean canal bv
way of the Atrato and Cupica rivers,
are circulated here.
'What," says the Standard in an edi
torial, "is to prevent Colombia, if it has
sufficient support from foreign capital
ists, from making this canal itself, and
thereby setting up a formidable rival
to the enterprise which is rapidly ap
proaching completion "
"The assertion of the Monroe doctrine
to prevent the building of the canal,
would be," according to the editorial.
equal to tne assertion oi sovereign
rights over every American republic,
which so far is not a pretension Amer
ican statesmen have put forward."
Bowie, Ariz.. Sept 27. Bowie citizens
have organized a chamber of commerce.
Herman Freese, editor and proprietor
of the Arizoman. was elected president
G. Killough, first vice president; Dr.
Thos. Hill, second vice president; Geo,
Armstrong, treasurer, and R, B. Hen
rich, secretary. Lester Brenizer, J. R.
Thomas, H. C. Morrow, jr.: W. D. Arm
strong and Herman Freese were chosea
a board of directors, to serve one year.
Tho meeting was largely attended 40
s!gnln,i: the roll.
Fred Ripley, son of president Ripley,
of the Santa Fe railroad: Chas. V. Hat
ter, of Los Angeles, and Wot. Kmp,
mining engineer, of Tucson, acct Tt
panled by Capt Thos. Burns, suert .ev-
1 eral days examining mining pm rty
fcw Asva awva uiuuuta u
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