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exico As Seen By a Mexican
Does . Not Put
Editor Kl Paso Herald:
I HAVE read lately In your Impor
tant paper and others, some beau
tiful stories contributed by men
connected with the Carranclsta de facto
government of Mexico In regard to the
Mexican situation
Some of those stories are that the
governors of certain states are
earnestly calling to Mexico, Mexican
exiles to deliver them their confiscated
property by former Villa officers;
that the Carranza government Is send
ing to the United States hundreds of
teachers to study American systems of
education to Implant them In Mexico;
that Villa was surrounded by a trian
gle of Carranclsta forces and his cap
ture expected hourly: that the capital
of Mexico Is to be transferred to the
.small and historic town of Dolores Hi
dalgo, Guanajuato, and all federal
buildings lit the old capital to be sold
for the sum of (50,000,000, with which
amount the new capital will be built
up a new capital, like the Washington
capital, to be erected; that sanitary
conditions In all Mexico are Improv
ing, that railroads, commerce and In
dustry are coming back to normal con
ditions, and, finally, that constitution,
law and order prevail In all Mexico.
Censorship is rigidly enforced on the
other side of the line, jo the men of the
press have only the sweet dope that
the men of the constitutionallsmo are
willing to give out On the other side
Is a very well known fact that a num
ber of American newspaper men have
taken sides In the Mexican troubles,
tio,t in a very disinterested way. Evi
dence of this Is the famous accounting
that Gustavo Madero, brother of the
late president Madero, gave to the
.Mexican congress, In 19TC, regarding
the 700,000 paid to him by the Mexl
' an government on pressure of his
brother, for his expenses In the Made
rista revolution of 1S10-1811. One
Item of said accounting was "Paid
at Kl Paso, Texas, to the press. $12,000."
so the contriDutlons or tne press
correspondents generally are false,
Biien to them by the men of the con
stitutionalism; and the statements of
the latter are always lacking of truth,
and over all, of decency.
An example, the story of the return
of the properties confiscated by the
traitor and bandit. Villa" (great
general and patriot, for the same men
who berate him now, some two years
ago). Is entirely untrue. One Enrique,
governor of Chihuahua, who promised
the return of the confiscated proper
ties, has now changed his mind, and 1b
retaining them from the enemies of the
cause. alnot If or revenge, but for jus
tice "
In the state of Sonora, there Is a
regular government department called
"Seccion de administracion de blenes de
luscntes" (office of administration of
absent people's property). This sec
tion has offices in all towns and cities
of the state. All the property of those
who have any has been confiscated, the
owner exiled as a "Cientiflco" or ene
my of the revolution, and the most Im
pudent fact Is that the government Is
trving to collect taxes on the confls
lated property from the owners.
P Ellas Call es, governor of Sonora.
on December 23, 191G, issued a decree
Increasing the tax on lands and city
property, to 120 per $1000, the valuation
of the property being left, of course,
to the government officials. No mani
festation of the property means Imme
diate possession by the government,
and a fine of SO times the assessed
Not being sufficient that confisca
tory decree. Calles, on January 27 Is
sued another, openly ordering the con
fiscation of property of all the gov
ernment's enemies and of Clentiflcos.
Salaries and payments of the govern
ment are made in Carranclsta paper
money, which is worth four cents, gold,
the peso: all taxes and payments to
the government must be made In silver
oin and by special grace In TJ. S. cur
- -ii.vivihpuc
t i ti si m mat ,m k-w: w .
m SrV.aP-rg
Faitn In Carranza Promises
rency at the rate of CO cents, gold, the
In regard to other stpries. passengers
coming out of Mexico and exiled people
tell the truth about them. livery day
many are killed and executed; respect
for human life is lost, every da some
town Is raided by bandits, or a garri
son revolts because they don't want to
be paid in Carranclsta paper money.
Villa Is still at large, holding up trains
and executing his former officers, like
Tomas Ornelas, railroads, commerce
and industry are absolutely trampled;
the transfer of the rflmtal from my-
ico City to Dolores Hidalgo is a little
finam ial affair to get from some
American syndicate J50.000.0u0, and
now that Wall street has refused to
finance Mr. Carranza, the most terrible,
bloody chaos Is In sight.
I have considered The Herald" for
many years a fair publication; I will
be greatly glad if you publish this little
part of the truth of Mexican affairs,
because it will contribute to carry on
the public opinion of your country,
miscarried by the exhilaran news
given by men of the constitutionalism
to the press. You will help your coun
trymen with this, because, knowing the
real situation in Mexico, they will re
frain of crolne- into that countrv tn
expose their lives and oronertv and
you will help the poor. Innocent Mex-1
ican people, suiienng nuncer and mis
ery, by the fault of a few. among them
your president,. Mr Wilson.
If Americans on the border and news
paper men had tpld the truth In regard
to the Mexican affairs, regardless of
their personal Interests, I bellere the
American public opinion would long
ago have .forced your government to
take the proper course In Mexico.
J. Real.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I had no desire of entering Into an
argument on religion wnen I drew at
tention some time ago to loose state
ments made In a letter by X. Y. Z. re
garding the attitude of the Catholic
church towards the studr of th nifole.
This- Is too large a. question to ba
threshed out in "Letters to The Horald."
It Is of no avail for X. Y. Z. to try to
prove his statement by quoting mere
statements of "others, who, no matter
how "standard" their writings may be
considered, are just as biased as our
friend X. Y Z. seems to be I might as
well go to king George, of England, for
impartial information as to the kaiser's
motives in entering the present Eu
ropean war.
The Bible ceases to be "the word of
God" when men interpret its meaning
to suit their own individual pleasure,
and the Catholic church, knowing this
full well has, in fsolated cases, con
sidered It advisable to place restric
tions on the promiscuous reading of the
Bible. Those were times when men,
whom the church considered heretics,
were vying with each other in getting
out what the church considered Inac
curate and erroneous versions of the
Bible for the very purpose of combat
ting the teaching of the church. These
restrictions were necessaryy and rea
sonable. Just as our federal government
has made laws regarding counterfeit
money, and the restrictions were made
for the sole purpose of guarding the
Bible from corruption Just as It was
guarded for IS centuries before the
"reformation" but the enemies of the
church misrepresented the stand taken
by the church in the matter of making
these restrictions, and accused the
church of absolutely forbidding the
reading of the Bible under any circum
stances. This explains the quotations
given by X. Y. Z.
It Is regrettable that some heretics
were treated too severely not only by
Catholics, but. (and even more so) by
Protestants. The church and state were
so closely related In those days, how
over, that heresy was considered an of
Copyrleht HIS, International News Service.
7W ClPoVou see this, about;
Ji& (HhM Y jfh MA,U A lettet-"
E "
On This Side
fence against the state, as being sub
versive of social order, and many ex
cesses were committed by the civil au
thorities In punishing heretics under
the cloak, and In the name of religion.
"Bloody Mary" was really not as bloody
as "Good Queen Bess," although "his
tory" saw fit to ge these rulers the'
names quoted.
In following out X. Y. Z.'s suggestion
that we should read "The New Mon
archy and the Iteformation." It would
be well also to read Lingard's "History
of England," Cobbett's "History of the
Reformation." Dean Maltland's "The
Dark Ages." etc Cobbett and Maltland
are both Protestants There are 1001
other good things to read along the
same line, and the following quotation
from a letter written by pope plus VI
to the archbishop of Florence in 17781s
only a casual sample: "At a time that
a last number of bad books, which
grossly attack the Catholic religion, are
circulated even among the unlearned, to
the great destruction of souls, you
Judge exceedingly well that the faith
ful should be exhorted to the reading
of the holy scriptures, for these are
the most abundant sources, which ought
to be left open to everyone, to draw
from them purity of morals and of 4oc
trlne, to. eradicate the errors which, are
so widely disseminated In these corrupt
Yes, my dear X Y. Z., It Is a long,
long fctory, too long to be debated In
The Herald. I beliee you aro as sin
cere as I am, and I am satisfied with
the faith that is in me. and content to
leave you in possession of the faith
with which you seem to be so well sat
isfied. If we both do our verv best to live
up to the golden rule and otherwise do
rignt, as it Js given to us to see the
rignt, we will be saved and may meet
m aay on mat Deautltul shore,"
there to have a laugh together over the
letters we wrote to The Herald.
This Is a grand country we live In.
It was discovered by Catholics, and de
veloped up tp its present magnificent
proportions by men of all religions. It
Is not a Catholic country, nor Protest
ant nor Hebrew, but the land of free
men, and It Is well for Americans to
realize that one of the most important
factors In "preparedness'l is that unity
and good will which should, and must,
exist among us, as fellow Americans,
of every racial descent and of every
creed. Let bigotry flourish, if It must,
in countries that know no better, but
not here.
This ends my little part In this little
argument It is an endless chain to
argue on religion, and I might as well
stop here as later on. I assure X. Y. Z.
that my convictions are the result of
studying the matter thoroughly and
that I know of many other quotations
which he might have included in his
letter of yesterday. Finding a rwedle in a
hay stack is easy when compared to find
ing the truth In most "histories," when
It comes to treating of Catholic teach
ing, and a man who depends on such
sources for his views on this matter is
Indeed lost In the woods
A Layman.
Rodeo, N. M., Feb. 10.
Editor HI Paso Herald:
A communication from Santa Fe, N.
M., under the caption, "Chalk a Lux
ury," appeared In The Herald recently.
In which the director of the taxpayers'
association of New Mexico calls atten
tion to "the niggardly manner In
which the taxpayers (of New MextcoS
support the public schoolB In many
counties of the state' and makes an
invidious comparison between other
counties and "such progressive counties
as Chaves. Eddy and Luna."
In another communication, in another i
i-.sue. from Silver City, the county su
perintendent of schools of Grant county
says, in an Interview "The industrial
work In Grant county Is going on, and
going on well. Practically every
school lias it"
Now tills all reads very pretty In
print but not to the taxpayers of the
Rodeo school district
Last fall, with only one dissenting
vote, the Rodeo school district voted
to issue $7000 In bonds for a new
school huiining. The issuing of the
bonds first met with the Btrenuous op
position of the county superintendent
of schools, and later this opposition
was effective with the state tax com
mission. The tax commission forbade
the issue of bonds. This school district
is free from debt and has about $1600
available for a building fund. The
present school building is a small, one
room adobe. Illy lighted from the sides
only, without proper means of ventila
tion and totally inadequate for one even
of the two departments into which the
school is divided The assistant teacher
Is conducting her work in a shed that
Is only a few feet distant from a horse
stall. The Inability of the board to se
cure a better room compels the use of
the shed.
The county superintendent has tem
porarily defeated the board and tax
payers, but the latter are sturdily
backing up the building plan, to pro
vide the school children with respect
able and modern school conditions. Are
not school matters out of proportion
when a county official breezes into a
village in a $1500 county automobile
and could visit a school conducted In
a shed next to a neighboring equine"
Whv should officials twit Grant county
on being "unprogrcsslve" and at the
same time put a ban such as this on
willing taxpayers. R. S. Bonham.
Editor El Paso Herald:
In reading the letters from the peo
ple In your columns, I note that some
make It a point to criticize exprestdent
T. Roosevelt very unjustly. Some say
that he is nothing more than a bag of
wind, and one even suggested that If
Mr. Roosevelt could catch some Mex
ican bullets we would have peace.
Those who feel that way about Mr.
Roosevelt may rest assuredvthat If the
country calls him to face bullets he
will cheerfully go, and under the shad
ows of the Stars and Stripes he will
offer his life as he has 'done in other
As to Roosevelt being a "bag of
wind" and "a dangerous man." I will
say that his career proves the reverse.
He has been -successful as a cowboy,
police commissioner, legislator, govern
or, warrior, vice president, president
peace maker, author, hunter, explorer,
and as a statesman. The nation of
Panama owes Its life to him. The
Panama canal Is the result of his ad
ministration as president He has made
and unmade presidents.
The above are only a few of his
achievements. Of course those who be
lieve that Americans should not be
protected abroad and that our soldiers
should stay awav from the border If
they do not want Mexicans to kidnap
them, ar not expected to -see any
good In Mr. Roosevelt
Men like Boies Penrose, "Boss
Barnes and Alton B. Parker can secure
millions to fight Mr. Roosevelt with
and there is a large Dereentage of the
people who will readily dance to their
The American people In general are
proud of their "Teddy" Roosevelt
They are beginning to call for him to
come back and take the reins of gov
ernment Let us hope that call will not i
be In vain. V. I. Fuller.
Editor El T iraniM-
I agree with Samanthy Allen when J
ene replies io josian Allen who has
been trying to convince her that when
a woman goes to the polls, a man's
courtesy and chivalry towards her is
destroyed, saying: "If I can't have but
one, I'd rather have Justice than cour
tesy, but I'd like both and don't see
why I can't have them"
.To my mind, the man who Is In the
habit of being courteous to his fellow
RltJrJV Pir-rinptiivl '
SAW A VlSlow oT
beings both men and women, will still
be courteous to women when she has
the privilege of casting a ballot, and
the woman who is a real woman will
always command respect, whether she
be casting her ballot or at home darn
ing socks. . , ,
The aggressive woman no pushes
herself in front of a line of men at a
window and tells them they need not
be polite to her because she Is a sur-
i ,, li.. i. m,n,l in Icnnw
' nothing of the principles which intellU
' gent women are working for; usually
is not a member of the local Franchise
league (or any other, for that matter),
and does not in any way represent
women who are asking for equal fran
chise, and I am certain that most men
realize that women of that type are In
the minority. Jessie E. S. McDonald.
' Mesilla Park, Feb. 8.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I am glad to note the efforts of The
Herald to beautify El Paso. I have
preached for years tho doctrine of
homes in this southwestern country
made more homellke by those flowers
and trees which do so well. I like to
put In my spare time with my roses.
The Inst two weeks I have had many
El Paso visitors, nnd enjoy exchanging
Ideas immensely.
The work of The Herald has been
productive of great good In helping to
make El Paso, as well as the surround
ing country, more beautiful by the
efforts of flower lovers. The effect of
this Is better citizenship and cleaner
characters and higher ideals for our
communities. A man's character Is re
flected to some extent by his garden.
Have you El Pasoans tried Snap
Dragons? They have been greatly im
proved in recent years, And they seem
perfectly at home Mine are evergreen
all through this winter, and bloom con
JUST as stirring on Columbia Records as itever was on the
street or stage and you hear it at home in all its vigor,
in all its force and dramatic strength!
Band music on Columbia Records is vivid, rich 1'eality
thrilling in marches that quicken the blood noble- and
stately in the overtures of the world's master-composers.
Only an actual band perform
ance can equal the power, the
martial fire, the surging strength and
sparkling brilliance of these Colum
bia Records:
! Under The Double Eagle March Colum
bia Orchestra.
With Prussian Banners March Columbia
A 1775 1 Nibelungen March Prince's Band.
10 in. 65c Willow Grove March Princes Band.
A 1 824 Thunderer March, The Prince's Band.
10 in. 65c J Last Stand March, The Prince's Band.
After you hear these band records,
.you'll, always ask for COLUMBIA
RECORDS There's a Columbia
dealer near you who'll gladly play
them" over to you.
-7., , i?.,j. :..
Celumh Atcords tn
New Records ?o on sale
rl-6tate Talking Machine Co.,
tinually through the hottest summer
v, eathex
I am interested in what I see in The
Herald about Australian rye. Bermuda
grass is a dangerous enemy for the man
with the flower garden, as I have found
to my cost.
Francis B. Lester "
Editor El Paso Herald:
In the press report of the proceed
ings of the Democratic County and Ot
club an error appears in the initials of
the candidate for the office of hide
and animal inspector for El Paso coun
ty. K. W. Love, known familiarly as
Bob Lo?e, is the man whom the con
vention endorsed.
Bob Love is a native Texan, a cow
man in every seifse of the term As a
cowboy. Bob assisted In driving herds
of cattle over the trails to Kansas and
other markets, 18 years ago. He es
tablished a ranch and for several years
raised cattle on the Rio Grande border.
30 miles southeast of Sierra Blanca.
He was a farmer In the lower valley
near Ysleta and at Clint several years.
At present Bob Is raising cattle on his
ranch at Alaska, a few miles west of
Sierra Blanca, Bob is no quitter, he
will stay hitched.
New York. Feb. 11. For Its fiscal
year, ending Feb. 1, the Winchester Re
peating Arms company announces total
gross earnings of J20.309.086 and net
earnings of Jl.652,034. which Is equiva
lent to 465 percent on the company's
capitalization of $1,000,000.
Dvidends of 25 percent were paid
during the year The stock, the par
value of which Is $100, recently sold up
to $3000 a share. Thursday's quotations
were $2425 bid. $2600 asked. It is re
ported the company Intends to increase
its capitalization to $30,000,000
ti r? . Columbia Graionola 110
all Forcgr, Language. price $1 ,
the 2otk of everv mnt,tl, was , , , .
200 III With Ptomaine
Poisoning After Soup
Course At a Banquet
Chicago. 111., Feb. 11. Two hundred
hanyueters are today recovering from
the effects of ptomaine poisoning aftci
the soup, course at the banquet Thurs
day night In honor of Chicago s new
Catholic aichblshop. Rt Rev George
n-tlltnn. Tnk.!atn f.-,,
i I, iiiiaiu mi,,, i iciii. jciiichis were
I promptly administered, and most of the
.linnra TVttm .ihlt til atnv . .. I...
speeches The chef disappeared Tl e
manager said the soup had been mado
from supposedly fresh chicken
The archbishop did not partake of
the soup nor did Gov. Dunne, who were
among those present, and both, escaped
"You will note that the church and
state are safe," remarked the ar'h
bishop. looking at the governor when
it was possible to resume the meat
Got Strength To Do Her Work
Fair Haven. Vt "I was so n rvous fi'
and run down that'r could not do my
housework for my little family of three.
I had doctored for nearly two years
without help. One day I read about
Vinol, and thanks to It, my health has
been restored so I am doing all my
housework once more. I am telling all
my friends what Vinol has done for
me" Mrs. JAMES H. EDDY.
Vinol Is a delicious cod liver and Iron -tbnic
which creates a healthy appetite, "
aids digestion and makes pure blood.
Kelly & Pollard, Druggists. Adv.
i I! i '
(al.lemn Ilrothtri. 110 E. Overland SI.
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