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6 "Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1917.
EL PASO HERALD ,Di i O .iAL and MAGAJNE FAGIi Tracing The Firebrands SOUTHWEST WELCOMES CHANCE 'TO AID THE RED CROSS IN WAR (BY H. S. H.) WEST TEXAS, Anion and Hew Mexico will furnish i hospitals back of the fighting lines in France, bnt of the more than their required number of Red Cross ; unexpected also, memberships in the great campaign now under Aaturally Americans are most interested in the Bed way. That they will do so can be asserted confidently in Cross activities in behalf of American troops in France and view of the beginning tney have made and the spirit they ' in any other theaters of war to which they may be sent, are throwing in.o the drive. On the first day Paso en- It is for our own soldiers primarily that we subscribe our roled more than one-third of its 000 memberships. Be-'dollars so willingly and for them the women folk make fore the end of the week more than 8000 will have been ' surgical dressings with painstaking exactness. The imagi Sernrei lhe campaign is one which appeals to the public 1 nation reaches out to the American fighting man in a water as greatly as any which has been undertaken since the war ' logged trench who may be removed, wounded to a Red commenced. i'iie Liberty loan pays interest in cash but ' Cross hospital and wbese life may then depend on the ade- the Eed Cross investment pays interest in sentiment and, quacy of the care given nun. i in spice of all that has been said of us abroad, Americans 1 It is for that reason that Americans in the southwest are h jnaa beings and not cash registers. There is more are gladly joining the Red Cross, eager to become identified p.casure in helping alleviate tue miseries of millions than ' with an organization which supports the fighting millions is computing four percent interest. by alleviating their sufferings. And it is not the concern The Red Cross campaigners are not charity seekers. I of Americans that wounded Germans also receive assist- j acey are not Digging assistance uum anyone, ub ue win-: anir. cucmj- uui i tv sul mu -.w.ij uV tra-y, they are neglecting their own affairs to give every-1 o one esc a chance to do his or her duty. They are of iering . a privLcgc. it is one which the public generally much ap-1 predates as the rapidly mounting membership roll proves.! has re.osid to join the Red Cress or rive it any financial: T 7 HATEVER efforts the city and county authorities asisnce, saying he had no sympathy with it or anything I VV at phcemx 08 m3" ' put a stop to we, else the American people are undertaking in the way of , destruction of crops and other property by fire in- war activity. That is an unfriendly spirit, hostile to the the Salt River valley, they had best turn less attention to" government, and should be enough to earn the speaker a : German sympathizers and mere to the Industrial Workers , place in an internment camp as an alien enemy. Any such j the World. 1 initances siocld be reported to the department of justice . Phoenix and the valley roundabout have had far too! for mvcctigaticn. If they but knew it, alien enemies should suspicious tires in recent montns. watenunses nare be as n Jung to assist the Red Cross as anvone eie. It is ! Dee11 burned, cotton gins destroyed, half the bean crop lost not a national organization in the sense 01 'being a govern- in flames and large quantities of hay burned. The fact that ment crca.ion. It is sponsored by the government and tie all this produce would have benefited the country in its president c the United States is honorary nead of it, just war with Germany has been cited by Phoenix people as as fonn:r presidents are honorary vice presidents, but the reason for the belief that German agents were responsible, organization merely receives prestige and endorsement Incendiarism has been very well indicated in several in tfcerebv. lhe American Red Cross is not supported in any j stances while it has teen suspected in nearly all. degree by governmental subsidy. It exists on voluntary! Tnis locks Terv much like the work of the L W. W, contri'cutioLs. Kot being a government organization, it is ! partial fulfillment of its threat last summer to destroy fpGilse anrl free It tnrb ic inrpmArinnal in rharsrl-pr the country's crops by fire. It is the application of sabo- It aids drowning Chinese in China, siarvme Mexicans in ' tage, one of the weapons of the L W. "W. in conducting ! Mexico, repatriated French in France, and wounded Ameri-. warfare against the present organization of society. can and German soidiers without distinction. The wounded ! Thc SaIt Kiver valley has a great many L W. W. casuals, Gcmzn. Ac-trim. Rntearian nr Tnrlr who fll infn th ' farm hands who have drifted in to work and L W. W. hands of the American annv will receive as much atten- misers who lost out in their attempt to tie up the copper tion at tie Red Cross hospitals as the American wounded industry in the state and have since been forced to shift for the work of the Red Cross is healing and constructive, 1 for a livinZ wherever they could get it, after having been sot destructive, and it has a standing in international law , barred from the mines. Naturally, they are sore in defeat, as a ccn combatant international agency to be respected 1 A thorough roundup of the L V. W. at Phoenix might and sifejurrded by all armies. That Red Cross hospitals result in revealing the firebrands and disclosing other have tccn bombarded by Cerman aviators in violation of ! criminals whom the authorities of Arizona or other western international law does not obviate the law nor detract from states might be glad to apprehend. tie international character of the organisation. j 0 Every membership counts. The Red Cross never has i Here's evidence of a sense of humor: Some El Pass banks eacugh tnccey to meet all the demands upon it Especially are affixing "Merry Christmas" seals to their notices of in in connexion with the war there are so many and so varied terest coming due. reuircrrents, and so many of them such very large re-i t a-rements, tlut only by the most careful financial man-, A man is sorry he neglected his educational opportuni ajremert can they be met. For exmaple, the German-Aus-1 ties until sued for breach of promise. Then he wishes he trirn inva-'on of Italy threw many thousands of Italian had never learned to write. non comoatants out of their homes and sent them into scatiern Italy as refugees, of whom thousands were desti tute. The American Red Cross organization in Paris as promptly as possible sent trainloads of supplies to them and before the trains could reach the scene, gave a large Sum of money to meet the most immediate and pressing rteeSs. The ep?nse was Urge and utterly unexpected. Wo provision cculd be made for it in advance. It had to be met MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF HIM . By WINSOR McCAY Copyright Xatlonsl X rrspper Srlee- El Democrata of Mexico City says it is glad to be on the American "trading with the enemy" blacklist. El Democrat! may be assured, then, the pleasure is mutual. After the rapid entry and exit of Goethals, Capps and Harris, the men who are building our new merchant fleet cever tnnw from nnc dav in the ne-rr whn ic bo: of the when i- came. Thus the organization has to be rsadV to 1 Emerroncv Fleet roroaration. TaAx-v hi name ic Pier. To- take care cf not only the expected needs, such as the great ' morrow someone else may be en the job. Little Interviews Says U. S. Should Care Better For Tubercular Soldiers Goats Thrive on Arizona Desert Brush; Give Good Milk E HEAR a great deal about sent the people, should respect those the duty of the public to-1 rights. If it takes soldiers to figiit -ard the government, and, n; ? 5 1' it :s as It should be. but Isn't there I value. They are of value to the bov duiv of the government towards the ' ernment in waging the war, then why ftv,.W." a!d D. E. Cathcart. "I have I esn't th government Provide for , j , 1 them in cases of illness, and their de- teara that a number of tubercular pendents? We can't look forward to sMirs have applied for charity to j very happy conditions after the war. Associatel Charities head- I wnen tne country will De lined witn . j 111 and crippled men, and the tomes JI these men are or nave ,i,j,n,. - Mi,ni if the 1 een supporting the government. It I government continues in the policy U -cms to rr.e thst It la a mighty low 1 w aeooune 01 aiscaroing an lueiesa d'm-n thinp to throw them out when I men." !.(- ar ill, with no provision made t.10 lucal t jurterp. T-r then. Id h-rse t 1 'i' h.i' We wouldn't do that to an In a democracy the people e Mme rights, and the gov- :ed to reprw- "The present Ked cross campaign shows not only the patriotism of the El Paso public" said E. B. McDonald, "Out it also shows that the people are either well off financially, or else have elastic pocket books. The cry for months has ben. Give, give, give,' and that with high prices for food and continual Increases in cost, and no corresponding" increases of sal j ary. We speak of the prosperity of I America, and yet the average man R this country, according to govern ment statistics, has less than $C09 nearer 1500, a year. The prosperity Is not of America as a whole, but of Mar Af lmrfra WhTi th trail comes for monev continually, it Is noticeable that it is the poor who give the most lavishly, because they give more considering what they have than do the rich." m m m "While we hear a great deal about raising Angora goats for mohair, 1 believe that quite as important an in dnstrv will the ralslne of Nats for i their milk," said G. K. Sanders. '-Over In Arizona X round on a recent trip quite a number of Toggenborgh milk goats at Tucson and other places, which thrive on the 'hue1-.' brush or the desert, which other animals would refuse to eat. The milk of these goats is good for drinking, and also to make a fine variety of Swiss cheese. As these animals, which are from stock brought from the Alps, will live where other animals would starve, it looks like a splendid chance for food conservation." "The old-fashioned dime novel and the adventure thrillers for boys which 1 followed It seem to be gradually go ing out 01 existence," said X. K. Miz ner. "For a time It was said that the some o these days a girl with an readers of such fiction, but now the aversion t' housework is gain' t' tie up demand must be diminishing, as one t' a feller with an aversion t' makin a , des not see many of these paper cov- Iivin an' then ther will be somethin' , ff.' lTV mn? , - . . ... . , , the former patrons are now getting ! doin. Necessity is tV mother ' paw- their sensations at the motion plc paw DUtter. I tore show with the perils of the an- Coprnxbt tinna: Kwoapr Servic ous fair heroines. j 1 Uncle Wall's Denatured Poem. I " ' 1 1 Bleak December I i I "Many hundreds of dollars nould he saved by the city If the people would observe the laws relative to dumping 01 garbage and ashes in alleys." salo street commissioner J. W. Fisher. "Many people have a bank of filth in their back alleys simply because they nave tauea to employ asn ana gar' bage cans. Besides the sanitary ad vantages of placing ashes in cans, ther li the additional advantage that fires often caused by hot ashes are obviated, our department round dur ing the past 24 hours about 20 alleys in wmcn asnes were strewn. "Pre vocational work recently started in the junior high school Is proving a tremendous success," saM Prof. W. A. Burk. "This work, which Is given eighth grade students, en ables them to 'find themselves.' as it were, because for different short per iods, they are trained In the elements of different kinds of manual training and trades, such as printing, wood work, tinning, forge work and the like." "I have been much struck in going about the country as a traveling salesman with the large amount of land going to waste; at least, that's the way it looks to me," said Bryan D. Sadler. "Of course. I don't claim to be much of an authoritv on land. and I don't know how much of it is j cultivable, but I am sure that millions of acres are not cultivated that might j be, and profitably. Suppose a survey of all JklTSllahlA Innjfo v.,a mA Kv ' the government, and a list made of mose suttaoie lor planting: and then I suppose it was ascertained where I sucn land was directly owned. I whether the owners Intended to cut-1 tivate or not: ami then let us ruhdos I finally that the government, having I the power to get the proper kind of I macninery to certain localities, anal adequate transportation, should set! about the planting of necessaries un- I der the supervision of experts I vtuaiun 1 imi oe oeiter man tne pres ent haphazard planting, and Isn't it I quite xeasiDier There is hardly a week passes at I any of our larger encampments that! hundreds of woolen shirts and socks returned from laundries have to be I easr aside as unusable " saU rtalna I Dunton. "They have been shrunk I epuucu mrougn improper washing. And when you think that thoumnaat r women all over the tend are glvlMj-l their time to knitting and sewing; rtx-l tne oeneiu 01 the soldiers. It would I seem that the laundries might do) ineir oit by not spoiling the goods." Short Snatches From Everywhere With no less than 7000 food-suustl-tutes, Germans can not complain of the monotony of their menu. San Francisco Chronicle. Russia will please take note that nothing was ever said by the allies an- 1 fajlf ' i t ms a i i. ii" i i. .1 - .j. . - k.w . i i n I te iF!l3 m m ! j ffiHSSf .L:S v J fell m 5 t, "'"",,'mm'mm'muu' inssimiiiriiriaMtaiiiiiiii m - - i wsssmMwssswaMMaskw FACTS ABOUT OUR NAVY Submarine Nets. By LIECTBXAXT P1TZIIIGI! CrtniTX, v. s. y. A T PRESEXT this mostly con- I nas In Wevmouth. England, in cerns French and British j 1910. A disgruntled fisherman com navies. But It concerns our plained to me that his business ws3 navy more and more every hour that gone to pot. "It's them nets as It so passes. "lgh. Tain't right two-pun-ten. fer a ringle net!' hasn't taken whizz bang Today if that fisherman Hons his been transported along It gas or tried to stop a mis nap. adouc iv.o-w.i France he la saving 10,C00,0C0 for a net And, what is worse, that net doesn't net worth a ham! The new species of man eating, ship destroying sharks It Is set for go gaily on their way. The German submarine base be hind Zeeiru-ge is Impregnable to battleships and aeroplanes alil:e. L boats can reach Atlantic shipping routes through the English Channel or north around Scotland and Ireland. l.fS3 than 30 miles of net closes the former Euccesrfully an army of mil- That Kookie from the 13th Squad YOU LET A SOSPlCIOUSl 6VY PA55 YauRPOjTj By P. L. Crosby. II 'MM i y hMEAN- p ECiCMBER always makes me sad, for then the climate's mostly bad, and I I if a-motcring one goes, he'll freeze his whiskers and his nose. Uncertain is December's mocd; her conduct hints that she is stewed. Her changes , about making the world safe for are a thing of dread; you cannot plan two hours ahead. The sun may rise as ' archy. Chicago Herald. bngat as brass, and promise putting up much grass. Yon cry, "Oh, what a The German bishops who have Just lo ciy oay: iu get. my car ana scuiin awey, uaa oreame suxue crisp rexxesn ing air, which is abundant everywhere." And when you've gone nine miles or four, the sky clouds up, you hear a roar, and then a howling storm appears, to freeze your sideboards and your ears.. Next morning there is snow to bum, I it s deep wherever you may turn. Then rapture in your bosom swells.. "Mow for a s'.ed and string of beUa," you cry, "and eke an old buff mare, and well go sleighing here and there!" You rig up sled and bells and steed, and dash away at frightful speed, and then there comes a summer thaw, the blamedest thaw you ever saw. The snow's reduced to grimy flood, the sled is sticking in the mud. And when the snow is melted down, and you are hoofing it to town, a storm comes up with shriek and din, to freeze your hangdowns and your chin. OopvT-ieht fcy GeoTS"- Mattnr- Aram WAL1 MASON come out against democracy are help ing president Wilson clarify the Issues of the war. New York Evening Post. The British newspapers that were demanding Lloyd George's resigna tion nave caused down since they have begun to wonder who would take his place. Kansas City Star. One of the first things the Russian anarchists have discovered In Petro grad Is that the worst thing about free food Is that there's never enough of It to go around. Xetr York Morn ing Telegraph. KINNY HANER'S PHIL ANTHROPie, trie QlhJK. WHO BUMS PEANUTS P3R THf SQUIRRELS Bur STARVES HIMSELF IH A GARREt". iilusTraTed 61 AUTHOR. FRaM 2.r. I tkz fcj 1 I r. . . . . . 5 1 Vfcli. com hmz KNOW &h "RIY-JMVI SAYINGS filUSTRRTED gf A scuare feet of wire and steel rod lat tice work was stretched, and Jellleoe only knows how many thousands of mines and buoys. The wire alone would handcuff the earth. But the Scotland t.orsay line is staggering engineers who realize that also m.ist be closed. The minimum distance to be spanned, counting sag ii- c ana current, is 3v miles. An cho:s must go cown lrom 20 to 100" feet. Since a submarine can dive C50 feet that sets the width of net. But a ton submarine equipped with heavy a hirllng knives at her bow. and tearing alon; at : knots could rip through a stone wall. Mines must be u-ea so tnat every attempt to cut or rush the net will mean destruction of tne submarine. Allowing M pound min-;. one third torpedo else spaced 40 feet apart, litle more than the oeam or a u-ooat. there would be 11 600 mines containing such a vast quantity of explosive as never before floated In the sea. Ordinary buoys would not do for these huge weights. Anchoro ao-a cables must be of titanic sise ana strength to withstand the strain or bililons of cubic yards of tide borne water thrusting back and forth across the line of net. Mines must be so clev erly contrived as to destroy the sub marine on contact and yet not set off neighboring mines. Counting tenders, explosives and ste-I material, the most of this pro ject would reach tl00.OM.MO. But Germany has pretty will proved she can swk i.mv.wm tons a year; or a loss, counting cargoes, exceeding Sl.000.00r.600. Thus the net would be only a 10 percent war Insurance not large compared to the risk. All of which applies to us because our money Is going to build that net Our scouts are going to patrol It And. ten to one, Yankee brains and push will see It through. Besides this we have BOO miles of har- oor entrances along our coast which must be netted to keep the foxes out of our own chickens. Some coop, eh what? Coup too, if we trap all the L -boats. The other day I had a nightmare. I sat In my home hungry, lonely. ciuc id i ffti ana to comiort me. i But the paths to mv gates were in- i tested with rats, buses, repulsive, poisonous. Each would be visitor was i Hogwallow Locals 13 J UIAIV HUI13. THE editor of the Tidings has made another cot in expenses, by doing away with the chair for visitors who come in to tell him what to put in and what to leave out. The hook of the southbound gander is heard in the sky; the fat, prosperous pumpkins are piled in the shed; the rabbit scampers forth in the frosty mooaitgut to gnaw cabbage stalks in a war garden; the rooster stands on one foot in the sunshine of the horse lot; and the Ury man cracks hicJcory nuts on a stamp in the sun. Jefferson Pstiocks is in receipt of a postcard from his coudn in the far west who sleeps with a blanket every sight. attacked. Most were disabled an'! many died. Resistance was futile, for the rats could always run to the r holes the ground was pitted witu holes, I set traps, but could lur -none of the loathsome pests. While 1 wondered the horrid breed Increased. Suddenly terror gripped me. "Am It" weaken by starvation" was my dreai ful thought. "Will my friends desert me to to " Will England's friends desert her'' A thousand times no. . .no, not on your tintype (with accent on the tin.) Copyright, 131", by George Matthew Adams. AUS7RIAKS FOILED, TRYING TO LYNCH NEGRO SOLDIER Pueblo. Colo, Dec. IS. A mob of enraged Austrians of Pueblo wa foiled in an attempt last night to tan a negro soldier, Louis Smith, from the city jail and lynch him. The mo., was told that the prisoner had bee i taken to another town. This later was proved to be the case. As soon as t.i.' mob dispersed, the officers hiiT 1 their prisoner out of the city In ai automobile to some unannoanicu filiation. The negro Is charged with ha in? criminlaly assaulted a little Aos.ru glrL Carolina Pelc. as she was goir. -home from work. The police scourf 1 the city, arresting all negro soldie. In the city and taking them befor the girl for identification. At no Smith was arrested by the Pueblo po lice officers at Livesy. ab;jt 20 mil west of Pueblo. He was brought ba-i. to the dry and was Identified by th girL SWITZERLAND GRATEFUL TO U. S. FOR SENDING GRAIN Berne. Switzerland. Dec 1. Tiv text of the new commercial tre.i-v-with the United States has been pu. -lished in Switzerland and caused .. excellent Impression everywhere. Tl newspapers express the warned gratitude of the Swiss people to pre- -ident Wilson and the Americas gov ernment. The Bund says: "America has acted toward Switzer land as a real friend indeed." According to the Bund the grain stocks had been reduced to about (000 wagons or wheat, so th.it without American assistance Swit-e -land was approaching serious food difficulties. AND HE DID ! I CAN Sht OR DO VtYTrllNQj 1 n.tfl5fe AGAINST THIS J COUNTRY' "9 icF I -3 EL PASO HERALD UKDICATED TO THE SETtVICK OP THE PEOPLE. TII T XO GOOI1 C 11 SC SMALL, LACK A CIlAMl'IOX. AND THAT EVIL. SHALL, MIT THRIVE I NOPPOSKD. II. D. s:ater. edlter nnd controlling owner. ha directed The Herald for 19 ?eari J. V. Wllninrlh l Manager and G. A. Martin l Xrxrn Editor. MCMnr.it ASMinvTKD rnnss. American newspaper pi-bmsuers SSOCI ITIOX. 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