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6 "Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1917.
Tracing The Firebrands
(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
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
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
"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
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
Submarine Nets.
v. s. y.
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
6VY PA55 YauRPOjTj
By P. L. Crosby.
II 'MM i y
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.
61 AUTHOR. FRaM 2.r.
I tkz fcj 1
I r. . . . . . 5 1
Vfcli. com hmz
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
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
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
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
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
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