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THIRTY-THIRD YEAR OF PUBLICATION
Snuertor exclusive features and complete news report by Associated Press Leased Wire and
P 2Cfl Specuu Correspondents covering Arizona. New Mexico, west Texas. Mexico. Wasa-
Tubllshtednby3'VaWdNeewa cVlnc: H. D. Slater towner of two-thirds interest) President;
J C Wilmarth (owner of one-fifth interest) Manager: toe regaining one-eiRb
interest is owned among 12 stockholders who are as follows: H. L. Capeil. H. B.
Steven!. J. A. Smith. J. J. Mnndy. Waters Davis. H. A. True. McGlennon estate.
W.F. Payne" R. C. Canby. G. A. Martin. A. I Sharpe, and John P. Ramsey.
AN INDEPENDENT DAILY NEWSPAPER
DEDICATED TO THE SERVICE OF THE PEOPLE, THAT NO GOOD CAUSE SHALL
LACK A CHAMPION, AND THAT EVIL SHALL NOT THRIVE UNOPPOSED.
E. D. Slater. Editor-in-Chief ana controlling owner, has directed The Heraia for 15 Tears;
G. A. Martin i News Editor.
L PASO HERALD
Editorial and Magazine Page
Monday, December Fifteenth, 1913.
The Winners
MOST of the big strong men you know were just plain boys in the long
ago; nine, I estimate, out of ten, were poor as any of you boys, then.
They had their joys and they had their woes, they stole their melons'
and stubbed their toes; they had their faults, as I must confess, but one of them
never was laziness. Whatever they did they did with zest; when playing their
games they beat the rest; and when they found there was work at hand, they
bent and labored to beat the band. And that is the secret of men who rise; some
are not gifted, some are not wise, and some are hobbled and handicapped far more
than fellows who no are strapped. You have no chance? Well, no more had
they when setting forth on the world's rough way; they made their chances and
pushed along, nor stopped to argue that things are wrong. And now they're hon
ored; their handsome girls are getting ready to marry earls, their homes are sta
tioned in handsome grounds, they have their yachts and they ride to hounds.
While you, the victim of circumstance, are still insisting you have no chance.
iCopyrlght by George K. Adams.) WALT MASON.
The Schools Must Have Relief
FIRST HEED of the public school system of El Paso is suitable provision for
the thousands of boys and girls of school age in Chihuahuita who aie not
attending any school, and for whom no provision is made, either in school
rooms and seats, or in vocational training. If this provision costs $100,000 or
more, it must nevertheless be made, in self defence if nothing else. The present
neglect of the Chihuahuita school problem is the costliest neglect of which El
Paso is guilty.
Next to providing for adequate and suitable schools, playgrounds, social
centers, and clinics in Chihuahuita, the duty of the people of the city is to re
build practically all the older school houses in the city, make them as fire re
sistant as possible, safe for the children, and sanitary; to equip them for the work
that is expected to be carried on in them, and to provide room for all the graded
schools, without the necessity of having short sessions, or of sending children too
far from their homes. j
' After these things are provided for, the high school comes next, and ample
provision should be made for a school plant fully equal to the best to be ound
anywhere in cities of 50,000 to 100,000, with vocational features fully provided
for. The high school plant, including the final payments on the ground and the
cost of grading and parking, will approximate $500,000, and the amount is none
too much to spend for the purpose.
After these school provisions, street work, the mesa scenic boulevard, park
work, sewer extensions, and general public improvements should be next considered.
The proposed new buildings for the public offices really belong in the procession
after all the things here mentioned have been provided for by bond issues and
otherwise. At the same time, it is to be remembered that no city bond issue is
called for by the joint city and county building. Whether it is necessary at this
time or net is for taxpayers to decide at the January election.
o
Two campaigns of the momeat enlist every sympathy: the shop early crusade
which is for the benefit of everybody, shoppers, shops, shop girls, delivery horses,
letter carriers, and messenger boys; and the sales of Re'd Cross seals for the
benefit of tuberculosis victims everywhere.
Fortunately for the permanence of the pioneer spirit, there is always something
we have not, something ahead, something; to want, something to strive after.. It
would be a poor old world if people were all satisfied. A white rhinocerous is very
rare and a xery shy beast, and an expedition has left London for the Sudanese
Abyssinian hinterland to try to catch one for the South Kensington natural
history museum.
Reading A Woman's Mind
T
0 AW American looking on, and possibly possessed of only a jart of facts
of the case, the decision of the Rota tribunal at Rome that the marriage
of Anna Gould with count Boni Castellane was null because the Roman
court says she had divorce in her mind when she married Boni, is little short of
barbaric and inquisitorial, to claim the power to read a woman's mind back
years ago. Anna Gould is now the duchess
against the decision and asking for another trial. All that money can do she is
doing.
Anna Gould raised a storm of indignation when she married count Boni.
Jay Gould was one of the first of our great millionaires and the marriage was
one of the first almost openly avowed bargains when an American girl bought a
title.
But she married Castellane and bore him children. Her second marriage also
seems ambitious on both sides. In a way it is nobody's business; but millions,
like royalty and great scientific or artistic fame, have their obligations to so
ciety. Human society involuntarily measures more or less from the conspicuous
ones even if they be notable only in the possession of much money. The old
French phrase noblesse oblige conveys the idea. Prominence also has its obliga
tions to tie world. Anna Gould has apparently not cared about this obligation
and has lost the world's quick sympathy, bnt this ruling against her, seems
abeolate tyranny.
Two essentials there are to happiness: cleanliness and honesty. There cannot
he happiness without them. There "may not necessarily be happiness with them
although! they largely make it, hut without them daily living is an aggravation.
o
All the world knows that work that is done with the heart aiding the hand
is good work, and its benefit like the quality of mercy, is not strained. The'
workman who loves his task is happy, but the most cheerless, dusty, ashen gray,
leaden existence is to work without zest.
Britons Back
I UCH elaborate arrangements as the
Pankhsrst, who after all is a little slip of an elderly woman with a rather
forceful way about her! The elaborate xounterplots of the English militants
are as funny; they chartered a fast cruiser to chase after the police race cruiser
which was sent out to take the suffraget leader from the ocean liner before it
reached Plymouth and carry her to prison. It wouldall make a delightful comic
opera for such geniuses as Gilbert and Sullivan.
The suffragets themselves fling away quiet, beauty, and alTthe dear things
women like to weave into life, even life itself, in the mistaken idea that they are
helping to speed the day of equality for women.
The Englishman, so wonderfully successful in almost every other way, seems
utterly unable to cope with this new militant woman of whom he never dreamed
before. The Englishman looks very big and clumsy and embarrassed -and a bit
stapid in the situation.
o
When Lincoln appointed the minister to Quito, he said, "I offer you here the
highest position in my gift" The elevation of Quito, capital of Ecuador, is 9350
feet above the sea.
A New York Sun correspondent flouts the old fashioned notion that babies
need to squall for exercise; and in proof of his standing as a judge asserts that he
has raised 29 feet of babies and ought to know whereof he speaks.
One-Sentence
JOURNAL BXTRIKS.
(Topeka Journal.)
Few grownups have much use for
the theory that the good die young.
Most of the "important" men are
that way chiefly in their own estima
tions. Adivce that is worth anything usual
ly has to be paid for like every other
valuable commodity.
Lake the ooltuary, the autobiography
seldom contains any serious reflections
on its subject.
It will be hard on the women voters
of changeable minds after they've
dropped their ballots in the box.
GLOBE SIGHTS.
(Atchison Globe.)
A young man gets sympathy, an
elderly man should have known bet
ter. No city is so large that there aren't
dull days for the newspapers printed
therein.
If Judge Johnson would go to work
he -wouldn't see so much oier which
to be indignant.
Wither can ou accurattlv gage a
max s merta! tapacit by tht sue of
tnji iiit he we
de Sagan and is protesting powerfully
to the Wall
British police made to arrest Emmeline
Philosophy
-POIXTBD PARAGRAPHS.
(Chicago News.)
Duty is the thing everybody else
ought to do.
Knocking, as a profession! is badly
overcrowded.
The fit pleasures of youth become
misfits in after years.
Few men are prominent enough to
claim that they were misquoted.
Some young men would rather love
and lose than never love at all.
Minds of great men run in the same
channel when the noonday whistle
blows.
Not one man in 160 marries the girl
who first monopolized his affections.
A patient seldom knows any more
about the medicine the doctor gives
than the doctor does.
O.UAKER MEDITATIONS.
(Philadelphia Record.)
Before she is married to man a
woman constantly thinks of him;
afterward she thinks for him.
Wigg "That fellow Bjones always
looks like 50 cents " Wagg Yes, in
cluding a counterfeit quarter"
Th( eai"St inirg in the -world is to i
jus acK'ce The next easiest thing is j
1101 to take it. -g
Tail
BY GEORGE FITCH.
Author of "At Good Old Slwnsh."
TAIL is either an' afterthought or
J an extravagance of nature which
is hung upon practically all of
creation with the exception of mankind.
An animal's backbone seems to have
no terminal facilities to speak of. When
the useful part of the animal is fin
ished, the backbone still rambles aim
lessly on, sometimes for many feet. It
seems to be as hard for nature to make
an animal -without sticking some kind
of a tail on it as it is for a woman to
design a hat without decorating it with a
knob or a tassel or a spike. Man is
strictly utilitarian with the exception of
his delicately fluted ears and his eye
brows, but nature cannot refrain from
adorning an animal with great care.
There arc as many kinds of tails as
there arc of animals. The horse has a
copious tail which he uses as a fly killer
with great skill. The edw has a jard
and a half of tail with which she brushes
off the hired man as he milks her. She
doesn't do it well, but she does it better
than the menial in a hotel washroom,
and charges less. The elephant has an
absurd tail, 18 sizes too small for him,
for which he has discovered no use. The
tiger has a beautiful and expressive tail
which he manages with great skill, and
about which he is very jealous. Pulling
a tiger's tail is one of the most unhealthy
of pastimes. The kangaroo is simply a
small animal growth upon a large and
vigorous tail, while the snake is 09 per
cent tail, and locomotes upon it with
great skill. The whale has a two-ton
tail which he uses for a screw propellor,
and the lizard has a useless and detach
able tail, which ho leaves behind him in
thoughtless moments, as a man does his
umbrella. The sheep, the rabbit and the
goat have tails which are just so much
14 Years Ago Today
From The Herald This Date 1SS&.
T. S. Pratt Is in the city from Tuc
son. George W. Br'ittingham, of Chihua
hua, is in the city.
Mrs. W. E. Pulliam will give a re
ception Wednesday night.
A. W. Susen has taken a position
with A. H. Richards, the jeweler.
R. H. Front, station agent of the
G. H. at Langtry, Texas, is in the
city.
Ji W. Payne, of New York city, is
in the city. Mr. Payne is going to
Graham. Arizona.
Notices of election have been posted
by direction of city, cleric Catlin. The
notices include the proclamation of the
mayor for an election on the bond is
sue question on January TS, 1900.
Mrs. Nathan Solomon entertained a
large number of friends at her home
on Mesa avenue yesterday afternoon.
Mrs. Kaplan, Mrs. A. M. Loomls, Mrs. 1
a. stoiarorr, Mrs. Hiram Hadley. Mrs.
W. D. Howe, Mrs. Herbert Steven
son, and Mrs. H. Laubach.
Twenty new names have been added
to the membership roll of the cham
ber of commerce since the meeting
last week, making a total of 159 mem
bers in 1 Paso and Juarez. President
Freudenthal wHl issue a call in a day
or two for another meeting of the di
rectors. The purpose is to get thoro
ughly organized and In working order
before the next meeting.
The annual election of officers for
the fire department was held last
night In the fire halL The following
officers were elected for the ensuing
year: John Julian, president; S. H.
Bucbanan, first vice president; Joseph
Sweeney, second vice president; A. A.
Howard third vice president; J B. Bad
ger, fourth vice president; Frank Pow
ers, chief; Robert Bernauer. assistant
chief; W. T. Hixson, secretary; Dan
Kelley, treasurer. The annual report
of chief ' Powers was read.
The Tennessee society of El Paso will ?
probably hereafter be known as the
Tennessee club and under this name
will give an elaborate banquet on
January 8. The banquet occurs on
Jackson day and a committee has been
appointed to arrange every detail. The
Frank Coles. Sam Tate, 5. W. Levy j
ana w. jx. muivcr. xiie luumuersnip
of the club now numbers over 60. In
the absence of John Sneed, R. V. Bow
den acted as secretary at last night's
meeting.
A military ball will be given by the
Border Rifles at the court house Jan
uary 4. The following will compose
the reception committee: Mayor and
Mrs. Joseph Magoffin, Mr. and Mrs.
W. N. Vilas, judge J. R. Harper, judge
and Mrs. Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs A.
Courchesne, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Payne.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Magoffin, consul
and Mrs. a W. Kendrick, Mr. and Mrs.
Chas DeGroff, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. More
head, Mr. and Airs. P. W. ritman, judge
and Mrs. C. N. Buckler, judge and Mrs.
A. M. AValthall, judge and Mrs. Leigh
Clark. Mr. and Mrs. Mose Dillon, Mr.
and Mrs. IT. S. Stewart, Mr. and Mrs.
R. F. Campbell, Juan S. Hart.
For Art's Sake
The Dally Novelette.
He listened In the clonmlnc.
For Iier sweet, slliery tones
He heard n voice but 'tirasn't hers
A rag man cried, "Rags! Bones!''
b
I
WANT you to paint a futurist
picture of me," gurgled Mrs.
Pincoyd Lalladoser. "I attended
the Futurist exhibition at the More or
Less Art club and I was simply en
raptured by your work, especially the
'Swede Walking Sideways' and the
'Rattle Chasing the Baby.' Oh, Mr.
Argentiffle, can yon paint me now?"
"Certainly." said the world's greatest
futurist. "Will you have a . seat, or
shall 1 paint you sitting down? I re
ally don't need you here at. all if it's
to be a futurist picture."
"How nicer she said, and went out
to finish her shopping.
II.
The painting arrived at the Lalla
doser home that same evening.
"Lovely!" exclaimed Mrs. Lalladoser.
"Great stuff, that:" commented her
husband, who, having made his fortune
designing covers on sardine cans, was
justified in considering himself some
what of an authority.
"Isn't It marvelous how he has made
my soul stick out through the futur
ists!" went on his wife, wondenngly
And a number, of their friends, in
vited for the occasion, thought like
wise. Just then a messenger boy delivered
this note from the artist.
"Please send back my painting at
oncp I sent a ou m- famous 'Jar of
Pickles Fall ng Upstairs' bi mistake
rgontiffle
( Vrtlcles by thl noleil writer nr? reg
ular features of The H Paso Herald.;
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waste material and the coyote merely
uses his tail to sit upon while he
howls.
While man has no use for a tail ex
cept while in evening dress, the animal
world has made the best of its great
natural resources. The first wirdess
telegraphy was invented by the dog, who
can tell more truth with Iris tail than a
promoter can with ten press agents. The
"Pulling a tiger's tail is one of the most
Unhealthy of pastimes."
first 33d degree mason was a flat-tailed
beaver, and the squirrel practiced avia
tion, using his tail for an aileron before
the patent office was founded.
Only one man is credited with having
a tail, and the ministers have been try
ing to dock it for 2000 years, in the in
terests of the public morals. (Copy
righted by George Matthew Adams.)
(Articles by thin voted -writer are reg
ular features of The EI Pnso Herald.)
BOCK-fAri
I
fir
?AltSAt-E
The way to stop these here Mexican
revolutionists from fightin' is to stop
givin 'em money. I knowed a feller
what quit drinkin' that way on'st. Prof.
Alex Tansley, the well known school
teacher and paper hanger, has a new pair
b' black rimmed specks and he looks like
a horse.
HATCH MAT HAVE
LIQUOR SHIPPED IN
Santa Fe, N. M., Dec 15. "The
whisky traffic," presented problems,
that puzzled assistant attorney gen
eral1 Harry S. Cancy. The problems
were thrust upon him by the State
Corporation commission, which had re
ceived complaint from an Albuquerque
dealer, that an Albuquerque express
company agent had refused to accept
for shipment to Hatch, Dona Ana
county, a consignment of liquors. The
agent based his refusal upon a federal
statute which forbids express agents
to accept shipments to non-agency
stations and as Hatch has no express
agent, he refused to accept the ship
ment. However, the assistant atorney
general In a letter to the corporation
commission holds that the law ap
plies only to interstate shipments.
G O O P S
Bj GELETT BURGESS
BALDWIN BUELL
I do not think
that you would wish
To harm a beast
or bird, or fish.
You do not think
it fun, I know.
To torment animals,
and so.
You know of course
why Baldwin BueU .
Is called a Goop
for he is cruel.
Don't Be A Goopl
(Crratlons if thlt Anted Cartoonist are
regular features of The El Paso Herald.)
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Interest Centers In Oil
Great Pearson Concession in Mexico
Comes Into Limelight In Mex
ican Situation; Huerta
Holds Fast.
'Dy Frederic J. Hnskin
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 15. An
international explosion was nar
rowly averted when oil came to
the surface of the Mexican situation.
We have seen how the situation ad
vanced from bad to worse until pres
ident Huerta announced that a general
election for a president, vice president
and a new congress would be held Oct.
26. But no mention has yet been made
of the fact that the most acute inter
national interest centered around the
great oil fields of Mexico which were
being successfully developed by lord
Cowdray, head of the British firm or
S. Pearson and Son.
This aggressive and tremendously
wealthy Knglish businetl; man, as sir
Weetman Pearson, built the Kast River
tunnel at New York, and under an ar
rangement with the Mexican govern
ment constructed the Tehauntepec rail
way from Salina Cruz on the Pacific to
Coatzacoalcos on the Caiibbean. He is
a Liberal in British politics, having sat
as a member of parliament, and quite
recently lord Murray, formerly the
master of Elibank and Liberal whip in
the house of commons became a part
ner In Pearson and company.
Rise of Oil Power.
" Gaining vast influence with the old
Diaz government, lord Cowdray-sought
and obtained a concession for the
Aguila Oil company, in the oil fields of
Chiapas, Tabasco, Caropeche, Veracruz,
and in the Valle district of Tamaulr
pas; also additional rights covering the
lakes and Jagoons of Veracruz.
Vast sums of money were expended
before the largest wells began to yield,
but the concessions had been proved
enormously valuable by the time that
naval science demonstrated the practi
cability of oil fuel and the British gov
ernment was realizing that in all the
empire there was scarcely enough oil
(free from the political control of other
nations) to supply the fuel needs of the
royal navy in time of war.
Madero Suspicious of Concession.
President Madero looked with sus
picion upon the concession granted to
the Pearson interests and lord Cowdray
was justly apprehensive ot tht. attitude
of Madero toward the concession
granted by the Diaz government. The
Maderistas attributed to lord Cowdray
a large share of the responsibility for
the constant cientifico plotting against
the Madero government.
During.the election campaign of 1911.
general Madero wrote a letter stating
that foreign capital would be subjected
to no persecution in the event of his
election. Immediately he took office
he directed Jose Vasconcelos. an emi
nent lawyer, to investigate the Aguila
concession and the result wa3 a report
attacking its validity on the score of
constitutionality, the approval of the
concession by congress notwithstand
ing. President Madero insisted that his
preelection statement could not be con
strued to protect illegal concession
aries, but that, on the contrary, he
frankly declared his purpose to oppose
the formation of all kinds of monop
olies and combinations in restraint of
competition. Although he placed the
Aguila concession held by the Pearson
interests in this category, it was never
actually cancelled and the exploitation
of the fields was continued.
Hints of the part played in Mexican
politics by the oil interests became
more and more frequent as the election
approached and it was even reported
that president Huerta proposed to na
tionalize, the oil resources of Mexico
and propose their leasing to certain
lorelgn interests.
Huerta Imprisons Deputies.
Suddenly, Oct. 11. 1913, president
Huerta arrested and imprisoned S4
members of the house of deputies on
charge of sedition, the details of which
never became clearly known in the
United States. He proclaimed himself
dictator. On the same day sir Lionel
Carden, who had been appointed Brit
ish minister to Mexico and had arrived
at the capital some time before, pre
sented his credentials. This was a dis
agreeable surprise to the Washington
government which had felt that presi
dent Huerta was on his last legs. Sir
Lionel Carden's attitude during many
years' service in Latin American coun
tries caused Washington to regard him
as antiAmerican. For him to extend
British recognition to Huerta by pre
senting his credentials at the dramatic
moment constitutional government wag
again upset was a severe blow ,to the
American policy. The Wilson adminis
tration felt that Huerta's lease of life
as president had thus been gratuitously
extended.
, President Wilson promptly notified
the Huerta government that no harm
must come to the imprisoned deputies
and on Oct, 14, convinced that Huerta
merely sought to prolong his own au
thority, served notice that the United
States would recognize the result of no
election held under the prevailing con
ditions. International Situation lAcute.
The international phase of the situa
tion became acute. Germany and France
started warships for the Mexican coast.
Huerta announced that the elections
would be held notwithstanding the
American objections, but president Wil
son took care to make known his views
on the situation before the polling day
arrived. "Government stained by blood
cannot endure," he said at Swarthmore,
Penn, Oct. 25. Two days later at Mo
bile, Alabama, presided Wilson, with
out mentioning Mexico, enunciated a
corollary of the Monroe doctrine which
promises to mark its most distinctive
and significant development since the
Venezuelan boundary dispute during
the Cleveland administration.
Speaks of Concessions.
Subsequent developments indicated
that the president had the British oil
Interests in mind when he said:
"States that are obliged, because
their territory does not lie within the
main field of modern enterprise and
action, to grant concessions are In this
condition, that-forelim Interests are apt
to dominate affairs; a condition of af
fairs always dangerous and apt to be
come intolerable.
"What those states are going to see,
therefore, is an emancipation from the
subordination, which has been inevita
ble, to foreign enterprise and an as
sertion of the splendid character which.
In spite of these difficulties, tney have
again and again been able to demon
strate. "They have had harder bargains
dri-en with them in the matter of loans
than any other people jn the world.
Interest has been exacted of Uiem that
was not exacted of anybody else, be
cause the risk was said to bo greater;
and then securities were laken that de
stroyed the risk an admirable ar
rangement for those who were forcing
the terms!
No Territorial Conquest.
"Human rights, national integrity
and opportunity as against material
interests that, ladles and gentlemen,
is the issue which we now have to
face. I want to take this occasion to
say that the United States will never
again seek one additional foot of ter
ritory by conquest She will dcTote her
self to showing that she knows how to
make honorable and fruitful use of the
territory she has; and she must regard
it as one of the ditties of friendship
to see that from no quarter are human
interests made superior to human lib
erty and national opportunity "
President Huerta had declared that
although he was not a candidate that
he had heard that some friends would
ote for him anyway, and that if they
did it in large number he would hold
tne elections void
Mexican Election a rorce.
T . el. cm n or ('it LS was a farce
The fcUerai garrisons cast their totes
"This Is My Birthday Anniversary"
SUCH a lot of names to publish today! And all of these boys and girls
are thinking about Christmas,! Is the thought, What shall I give, or
What shall I receive t It would certainly be good tidings if the follow
ing could be said of eaeh one of us:
"She doeth, little kindnesses
Which most leave undone or despise,
For naught that sets one's heart at ease
And giveth happiness or peaee,
Is low esteemed in her eyes."
Those who celebrated their birth on Sunday are:
George Manning, 12.
Sherman Webster, 12.
Mary Fitzgerald, 15.
Elizabeth Woodson, 13.
Margarette Logan, 17.
Anne Magoffin, 16.
Monday's list is as follows:
William Gibson, 9.
Beatrice Baron, 8.
Winifred Bell, 9.
Yndley Pcice, 16.
Velma Prichard,. 12.
Come to The Herald office and
the Unique theater.
for Huerta. Although there seens to
have been no count. It was indicated
that Gamboa came second and Felix
Diaz a poor third. The "Constitution
alists" refused to recognize the election
as legal and did not vote. President
Huerta declared the election void so
far as president and vice president
were concerned, but legal as to con
gress, a view in which the Washington
government flatly refused to agree.
President Wilson felt that Huerta
sought only a prolongation of his dic
tatorship and in line with the policy
outlined in the Mobile speech gave
notice to him and to the world that the
United States would refuse to recog
nize as valid any concessions made by
the new congress which Huerta assem
bled and addressed with assurances
that he would proceed to the pacifica
tion of the country.
Although the state department at
Washington and the foreign office at
London maintained outward calm the
press comment on both sides of the At
lantic began to strain Anglo-American
friendship. The British prime minister,
Mr. Asquith, cleared the air with a
speech at the lord mayor's banquet on
Nov. 18. He said:
"Mexico is still in the throes of civil
war, but there never was and never
will be any question by Great Britain
in the domestic concerns of Mexico, or
In the central American or South
American states.
Try to Protect Subjects.
"It is no part of our duty to prevent
or to control civil wars. The utmost
that we can do Is to giye what pro
tection is possible on the coast to Brit
ish subjects and property."
Mr. Asquith insisted that since Great
Britain had recognized Huerta on
March 31, as the only person likely to
restore order, the change of ministers
later Involved no change of policy. He
declared his confidence that nothing
could happen to disturb British and
American resolve to maintain a sym
pathetic understanding.
Lord Cowdray, during November, be
gan to answer the numerous stories
circulated regarding his share in Mex
ican affairs. He denied influencing the
appointment of sir LioneJ Carden as
minister to Mexico, or that he or his
interests had financed the Huerta gov
ernment further than to supply about
three percent of a small loan nego
tiated two months before. Ha declared
that he sought no oil monopoly and
that neither he nor his Interests had
taken part in or aided the effort to
overthrow president Madero.
Huerta Hangs on Desperately.
Through the American charge d'af
faires and John Lind. the United States
muuiiueu us eiiort to lorce the retire
ment of president Huerta. hnt he hung
on desperately. The "Constitutionalists"
moved on Tuxpam and during the week
of Nov. 23 gained possession of the
Aguila company's oil fields and served
notice on lord Cowdrays representa
tives that their property would be
taken if any further supplies of oil
WvIs2ld to the Mexican railway.
mC1 eh ,burns oil almost exclusively.
The sale of oil immediately coased and
the "Constitutionalists" hailed this as
the greatest victory of the camDaicn.
SS Jjem the power of suspending
..uc uauig so important to movement
of government troops.
Negotiations were conducted between
William Bayard Hale, unofficially rep
resenting president Wilson, and gen
! .9arr,?.n,ta'first chief of the "Con-.wtionaUsts-
who hoped for recog
nition upon the exportation of Amer
i.'S1 a,s ana munitions of war to the
Constitutionalists."
As the revolutionists approached
Jpai? nd enlrcled the oil fields
of Tampico, rear admiral Friday
t. Fletcher, commanding the American
yorces on the gulf coast, sent ships to
these ports with orders to land marines
and bluejackets if it became necessary
i?,iMSifeguard for(5isn interests. The
Juritish government ordered a cruiser
division under rear admiral sir Chri3-
iP.Cdoc.k to Mexican waters, but
immediately he arrived he waived his
superiorior rank his commission was
issued prior to rear admiral Fletcher's
and agreed to leave the initiative in
ail matters of naval policy to the
American commander as representa
tive of the nation of greatest material
asweU as political interest in Mexico.
There the situation stood when on
Dec. 2 president Wilson in his first
.5S?1 address to congress said:
There can be no certain prospect of
peace In America until general Huerta
nas surrendered his usurped authorlty
in Mexico; untir it Is understood on all
hands, indeed, that such pretended
EWi8 not De countenanced
Und LVlyt? Svernment of the
?J ?& ?,tate?- We are the friends of
constitutional s-overnment tn AhiofIm-
we are more than Its friends, we are
its champions: because in no other
y,an .ou.r "e'shbors, to whom we
would wish in every way to make
wf of our frIenJship. work out their
" .development in peace and Ub-
(Artlelea by this noted writer are rec
nlnr features of The El Paao Herald.)
WOMEN STILL TALK PLANS
FOR RESTORING MRS. VOUNG
Chicago, 111.. Dec 15. Further nlaTt
for restoring Mrs. EHa Flagg Young
as superintendent of schools were dis
cussed at a mass meeting of women
Sunday night. Jane Addams and Miss
Margaret Haley, president of the
Teachers' Federation, were among the
speakers.
John J. Sonsteby and John C. Hard
ing, board members who opposed Mrs.
loung, defended themselves at a meet
ing of the Women's league. Harding
accused Mrs. Young of playing politics
and unfairness and berated her for not
taking her defeat for the superintend
ency "like a man."
ITALIANS TRAMPLE SOLDIERS
TO GET VIEW OF MONA LISA."
Florence. Italy. Dec. 15. In four
hours more than 30.000 persons viewed
"Mona Lisa," Leonardo de "Vinci's mas
terpiece, at the Uffizi gallery here yes
terday The struggles of the multitude
to get inside resulted in great disorder.
Soldiers were thrust aside or knocked
down windows were smashed and peo
ple swept through, being forced out
the exits bj the surging masses behind
Dory Nebnett, 10.
James Mullins, 14.
William Liles, 10. -(
Frank Williams, 8.
Lucille Dunn, 10.
Hubert Long, 8.
Lyndley Spencer, 16.
Mortimer Beaty, 14.
Frances Cody, 8.
David Eeid, 14.
ask "Miss Birthday' for your ticket to
The Searchlight
OUR NATIONAL LIBRARY.
The rapid growth of the library of
congress during the past year indi
cates that it soon will outdistance its
two rivals, the British museum and the
National Library of France and become
the '"biggest" library in the world. It
long ago became the most valuable,
since Its treasures are so much, more
available than those of the two great
European libraries. In either of them it
requires from four hours to four days
to get a certain book on application.
In the library of congress one Is priv
ileged to "kick" if the desired book be
not produced in 15 minutes.
The library, so magnificently housed
at Washington, now contains :,128,255
books and pamphlets, 135,223 maps and
charts, 636,199 volumes and pieces of
music and 360,494 art prints and en
gravings. The manuscripts are not
numbered, perhaps because they are
numberless. The book accessions of
the year total 115,862 volumes; more
than ever added In any one year pre
ceding except in 1909 when a large
Russian collection was added and In,
1912 when several large private libra
ries were donated.
TArticIes by this noted xrrUer are reg
ular features of The El Paso Herald.)
ENGLE ATJTO STAGE
EESUMES SEEVIOE
Elephant Bntte, N. M, Deo. 15. Tho
auto stage running between Palomas
Springs and Engle has resumed busi
ness, using two cars.
The tent house occupied by Miss
Martin on Cedar Hill has been moved
and in its place a three room, tent
bungalow will be erected.
S. B. Towlinson left Saturday for
Yuma where he will spend the Christ
mas holidays.
Considerable interest was excited by
the arrival in camp of a team and
wagon with no occupants. The wagon
had only three wheels left uc! tha
horses appeared exhausted aa IX from
a long run. A searching party of
Mexicans was organized and the two
Mexicans found who had occupied the
wagon before the runaway. They were
only slightly Injured.
Thos. J. Gilson. a foreman experi
enced an unusual accident when a
piece of wood from the government
woodsaw flew and struck him be
tween the eyes. It was at first feared
that his eyesight had been impaired
but such was proved ont to be the
case.
INDIAN, BAEEFOOTED,
IN LONG WALK
Demonstrating that the Indian meth
od is more conducive to happiness,
longevity and freedom, James il Lone
feather, a helf breed Sioux Indian, la
walking from Buffalo, N. Y., to Colon,
Panama, barefooted. Over his head Is
a bandana handkerchief. In addition to
a pair of trousers and a shirt, a blanket
is thrown across his shoulders. Satur
day night he was allowed to sleep In
the city jail.
Lonefeather started on his Journey
last July 4. He has walked 113 days,
during which time he has negotiated
3509 miles. Lonefeather says he never
wore a pair of shoes In his life. He
does the Sioux "death dance" and tha
Sioux war dance, to make expenses on
his trip. From here he will walk to
Yuma, Ariz., and San Francisco. Calif
The pedestrian's home is in Frenso,
Calif.
MAN MUEDERED NEAR
LLANO, CHAVEZ CO.
Santa Fe, N. 3tL, Dec. 15. Honorable
Manuel Sanchez, of OJo Sarco, Chaves
county, who served In the legislative
house some years ago, evidently still
believes that the mounted police are
on the job, for he addresses a letter
to "Honorable Fornoff," former cap
tain of rangers, giving the informa
tion that Jesus M. Trujlllo has been
assassinated and his body cast out into
a plowed field near Llano. Mr. San
chez deems the occurrence sufficiently
out of the ordinary to demand at least
an inquest and. he therefore turns to
el capitan of the lately existing
mounted police force. Mr. Sanchez
writes that the dead man's face is
disfigured by wounds caused by blows,
DAILY RECORD
Building Permits.
To Phoenix El Paso Building com
pany, to build barn at 1315 East Kio
Grande street; estimated value, $175.
Deeds Filed.
Bast El Paso addition L. L. Kyle to
F. H. KlewesthaJ, lots 12 and 13, block
3, Bast El Paso? consideration, $S00,
October 23, 1911.
El Paso Heights addition El Paso
Heights Investment company to M. J
Brogan. lots 17 and IS. block 71. El
Paso heights; consideration, $100; No
vember 29, 19 u.
Vinton. Texas Clara A. Mundy to
Albert S. J. Eylar for the Vinton school
district. 1 1-2 acres, W. D. Marsh sur
vey; consideration, $112.50; November
7, 1913.
San Elizarlo. Texas Emilie L. Weber
and husband to Lee Moor, 136.67 acres,
San Ehzario grant; consideration, 4100.
December 3, 1913.
Licensed to Wed.
George L. Vaughn and Lillian Rus
sell. Tarsisco Diaz and Julia Garcia,
Automobiles Licensed.
1S90 A. L. Maclas, 1806 North Kan
sas street: Thor motorcycle.
1891 American gararge, 300 South
Oregon street; four passenger Haynes.
1S92 American garage. 300 South
Oregon street; six passenger Haynes.
Birth Girls.
To Mrs Arthur James Kehr, S09 Mesa
avenue, December 7.
Births Boys.
To Mrs Charles Rudolph, 212 Putnam
street December 9
To Mrs. J T Arvlza, 3617 Madera
street, December II.

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