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Friday, Sept 5, 1919.
Defeat of Villa Near Durango City Believed tp Have
Been Decisive Blow Against Outlawry in Hortnern
Mexico; Whereabouts of Martin Lopez and Felipe
Angeles is Unknown to the Federal Officials.
Br i'hamc
he defeat of Francisco Villa
VV -t-J TOO bandits six miles east
' i-j-ffo City on Tuesday morn'
Z Rnd ivith reports continually ar-
- ring in El Paso and Juarez to the
. ff. that various small bands of
r a are seeking amnesty and a re-
ri to civilian life, Carranxa of-
f V along the border believe that
r' i-"-t the blow has been struck
a will result in the complete
. : eration of bandit forces
l - ,jLout northern Mexico.
Lai1 reports on the battle in Du
i Li stated that federal cavalry
ru-a the bandits until they were
- a"erng- like quail throughout the
c i about Durango, so that the
'ieral troops were unable to meet
cjn considerable focce.
V i reliable Information regarding
v hereabouts of Martin Lopez
fca-s b.en received, either in connec-
i with the recent battle or for
s1 o t,me previous. One indefinite
, ' w as to the effect that Lopez
a - J ':a quarreled and that the two
-j i! had split their forces. This
jls not verified by federal officials.
owc-ver. Another unverified report
was to the effect that following the
q jjre! Lopez continued in command
t was not given any important
wcrit by Villa.
Xotlilng Heard of Angeles.
V though littje has been heard for
r, - -c week of Felipe Angeles. Car--arza
officials are inclined to be
. -tc that he has left Villa and is
vi turn? in command of any rebel
f rp The recent departure of An
Bt ess family for New York gave
e to the rumor that the leader,
ts had acted as Villa's chief as
s - j."t, had gone by water to Naff
. where he would join bis
'i'Tina cavalrv forces recentlv
' i.-red from their march toward
Jua-tz and went to the Ojinaga dis
ir,t. w:th the expressed purpose of
c t.ins off the southward retreat of
IT - pil.to Villa, who was seeking to
n his brother tn Durango state
T n reports from this detachment
a -e r-, the effect that they have thus
fa.- been unable to meet the little
'..a-jj of rebels, which ia believed to
ue in biding near Palomas, waiting
o.n opportunity to slip through the
fAA-ai lines a$d flee to the south
ward Rip poll to Villa recently recovered
frrm a seere illness, having been
taken into the Palomas district in
i uuisses
Organize For
Year's Effort
Cadet Coips Is Organized,
Tpo; " Boy Cleari Sta
dium Grounds.
The senior dams at the Men school
organized Friday morning. The 4-A
ciass met at 9 and elected the follow -ins
I'residem, John Williams.
ice president, Julia Buchanan.
Treasurer, Louise GimbrelL
Secretary. John StahL
lu-porter. Miriair, Kotosky.
ponsor, Mrs. J. AL Frank.
'i ne 4-14 class held a meeting" full of
pep in the short record period. Will
um llayfleld was elected president
lor the fall term. This is the largest
fcfimr class ever assembled in bigfe
schooL After the election of the
prescient, ail seniors look their- places
:,i the senior section of the audito
rium and enlivened the assembly by
come ells. Plans are being made
for many class activities the coming
Tne football squad and a- number
r i volunteer workers started work on
the stadium Thursday During the
summer rains the stadium field sets
u -uch bad condition that much work
ii re-juired to pat the field in shape
Xor practice
Cadets Get Busy
At the regular drill period Thurs
riAv the Cadet corps was reorganized.
1 nder the suierivision of cadet Maj.
Edward F. Quintan, the corps was
rsnized into four companies and
f.Id music. The battalion will be
lormpd on the West Point plan, the
I i rsr boys on each flank and the
smiller boys in the center. The tem
porary company commanders ape:
A company First Lieut. Willis
I company First Lieut. Allison
" company Capt- Dan White.
t company Capt. Ben HowelL
rst Lieut. Herbert Rand is acting
battalion adjutant. Under the snper--ision
of Col. T. N. G importing, mil
equipment is heme Issued rapidly.
Sinclair llrcini.
Fridav morning George Daiand con
ri jctfed the first assembly of the yer
f n r s i nging. The student body
cheered when the school song. The
Oranpe and Black." was suns. Af
erwards the students sang "El Paso
Is railing You"
The first issue of the Tatler ap
peared Friday The business manage
irent announced that the first issue
would be mveirto the students. The
Tatler of this year is larger than any
p-evious issues and full of live ma
terial The military, athletic and debating-
work was stressed.
Text Books lBned.
On Thursday and Friday the free
text books were issued. The state
furnishes some of the books needed
in eich course. Bach student, upon
receipt of his book, most pror.de a
cover for it. In this manner, the
books are kept clean and sanitary
for the next user.
Cafeteria Crowded.
Owin? to thf unusually large nnm-
and like em
all the time.
I Weal! ffik
like .5
i a horse drawn ambulance, withj
tnrn other bandits wno were
wounded In the Jnarex flcht in Jane
and whose illness necessitated their
leaving the field camp of Francisco
Troops Coming to Juarez.
If Ik considered nrabable that, fol
lowing further immediate search for
inis oanan force, im cry uwi
will be ordered to Juarez, where they
will be divided into troops for border
natrnl wort.
The presence of CoL Valle. chief
oi stair to ijen. dianuei jl isicgrucz
in Juarez, is taken by many to indi
cate the speedy arrival of the cav
alrv in Juarez, the belief being that
he "has been sent to superintend the
placing of the border guard.
Army officers in Juarez recently
expressea the belief that the rapid
decline of bandit power is the result
of b strenuous campaign inaugurated
by Gen. DIeguez. Although it has
not been officially announced it ts
generally known that the federal
troops have been ordered to show
the bandits no mercy but to use
every means to exterminate them.
Gen. megurs anpporxea.
"Gen. Dieeruez has the hearty co
operation of every officer and man
in his district," said one officer in
Juarez. "The recent mutiny at Chi
huahua was the outbreak of a rem
nant of disloyal officers who have
been dissatisfied for some time with
the general tightening up of army
discipline In Mexico. They were
hoDelesslv in the minority, however.
and the outbreak was not nearly so
serious as was at first reported.
There was not a time when the fed
erals were not in complete control
of the situation. It ts close coopera
tion and the general business like
nature of the camDaiirn that has re
sulted in breaking bandit power. We
have nothing of a serious nature to
fear from the bandits nereaner.
Enifano Holguin. a bandit leader
who for some time has been oper
ating independent of Villa in south
ern Chihuahua, has thus far not re
plied to the federal offer of amnesty.
Following his formal request tor a
pardon to the authorities in Juarez,
a rider was dispatched with word
that he would be granted a full par
don o- ncondition that he come to
Juarez and cease his operations in the
field. The rider returned without an
answer to the message but ' it was
expected that In a short time Hol
guin would arrive in Juarez in per
son. With three weeks passed, how
ever the authorities are inclined to
believe that Holguin has decided to
remain in the mountains, although it
is known that he is not at present
taking part in any bandit activities.
New Mexicans
Plan To Honor
Late President
Leading Citizens Support
Plan to State Memorial
Santa Fe. N. Sept. 5. Excellent
progress is being made on the organi
zation of the New Kexleo unit of the
Roosevelt Memorial association. Col.
Ralph 33. Twitcbell. of Santa Fe. state
chairman, is now in the eastern part
of the state to look after the ap
pointing of a number of county chair
men. The state conference has been
called to meet in Santa Fe. In the
auditorium of the new museum, on
next Wednesday, September 10.
Governor O. A. Larrazolo will make
the address of welcome to the visiting
members of the conference. The
principal address will be by Rev. W.
S. Trowbridge, of Santa Fe, on
this year, there has been considerable
congestion in the cafeteria. With four
or five hundred students endeavoring
to buy food at one time, there is great
confusion. Miss Mancharetta Le
Baron is conducting the work well
under the difficulties. The girls of
the domestic science classes are re
ceiving valuable practical experience
in the preparing and serving of the
The public school attendance has
increased 525 since the first day of
school, according to figures given out
by superintendent A. IL Hughey. It
is now 9856 and is expected to reach
10.060 when final reports are made.
Friday the distribution of the free
text books was completed and school
work began in earnest.
The new fignres given out on at
tendance follow:
School 1st day. reported
Alamo M S4S
Alta Vista 152 571
Aoy 1269 1403
Bailey 41
Beall 1148
Franklin 413
Orandview 355
Highland Park 303
High, junior high 1250
lainar (42
Morehead 8C
San Jacinto 505
Vilas 30
Douglass 183
375 '
Woodlawn ...
Total S331 985
The attendance at high school and
junior high is estimated. Franklin
school has not reported the Increase
there, althouarh it Is known that th
attendance is now larger than on the
i-pening a ay or scnoot.
The Kl Paso countv teachers' Inst!
tnte closed shortly after noon Friday
after a session of five days. Miss
Myra Winkler, county school super-
inwmnuL announce! mat tna insti
tute was one of the most successful
m ins nistory or El Paso county. Ap
proximately sfl public school teachers
. attended each Session of the inntltntA
I The Friday program consisted of
addresses by Mrs. a J. FennelU Dr. T.
J. McCamant. Mrs. C M. Peterson and
j i-ercy . Knickerbocker.
A sneclnl .T.inT,ir c-
W&tSr h?onn1,n OMbT; "J",
?.lin,y su?rintendenL an-
SSSf? T'. .Tbe examination
will be confined to certificates or
, first and second grades, no perma
. nent grade subjects being given. A
: regular examination will be given the
I first week in December at which time
' tests in all subjects will be given
Ten applicants for teachers' certifi
cates are taking tbe examinations
1 now being given at the office of the
I county superintendent in all subjects
leaaing to tne various
county and
1 state certificates. A maloritv of the
applicants are women and most of
1 them are taking the second grade
1 work The examinations will close
i Saturday afternoon
Many Sign Up
Far Protection
Of Americans
Bulletin Jells of Work of
Association to Protect
Rights in Mexico.
The attitude of the people of the
southwest toward Mexico's mistreat
ment -of Americans is reflected in the
rapidly increasing membership of the
National Association for the Protec
tion of American Rights in Mexico.
This organisation, which of course
favors the protection of American
rights on this side of the Rio Grande
as well as in Mexico, acquired 699 new
associate members during the month
of August, according to a bultln Just
issued from the association's national
headquarterr. In New York. In addi
tion to the associate members, 3! act
ive members were obtained. Much
of the credit for this growth is given
by the bulletin of the organization to
J. N. Qua 11. field secretary for the
Dorder district.
Maj. John G. MacDonnell. who has
the Pacific coast district, also has ob
tntnoil miRT membershins and has
done much good work, the publication
Getting members is not all the asso
ciation does. One of i's main objects
Is to educate the oeople of the entire
country to conditions in Mexico and
to stimulate a desire to protect the
legitimate interests or Americans who
were Invited to Mexico and who went
there and helped Mexico by investing
not onlv their caoital but their lives.
Mr. Quail is confident that the peo
ple will prove patriotic wnen mey
have learned the truth.
Tim V.w Vnrk THlbliCatlon which
reached here Friday says of Mr. Ouail.
who now has headquarters in t.i faso.
an his work:
Mr. Quail began operations in fc.i
Paso about July 1. and with the co
operation of a number of leading citi
zens secured the active membership
and the endorsement of the Kl Paso
chamber of commerce, the endorse
ment or the mining circle oi me
TTnivenaltv club and the coooeratlon
of many "cattlemen. The chamber of
commerce offered the use of offices
In Its building if the association
would make El Paso state headauar
ters. The association was nleased to
accept this offer and the El Paso of
fice was accordingly opened with C.
J. Renry In charge.
From El Paso. Mr. Quail went to
Austin, where on July 17 he secured
an endorsement bv the Texas state
senate, and bad the pleasure of in
ductor Gov. W. P. Hobbv accent
membership in the association, and of
obtaining a tew days later me mem
bershin of Gov. J. B. A. Robertson,
of Oklahoma.
The chamber of commerce of Hous
ton became an active member after
heartily endorsing the association.
At San Antonio, a -very enthusiastic
meeting- was held on July 31. at which
a citizen's committee was formed, a
branch office opened in the suite of
A. B. Spencer. Riverside building, witn
J. D. Goodrich acting as secretary,
and a promise was given that San
Antonio would furnish 1000 members.
Mr. Quail reports that he has been ac
corded a cordial reception at Del Rio,
Eagle Pass, Brownsville and Laredo.
In addition to the personal work
of Mr Quail, the El Paso office, under
the dlreclion of Mr. Henry, reports
that the Gorman, Texas. Post. Amer
ican lesrlon nnA the Gorman chamber
of commerce have paesed resolutions
favoring the purposes of jthe associa
tion. , r
"Roosevelt Ideals." Another Interest
ing address will be bv Mai. Charles
A. JicKeand, regional director, from
Dallas. He has chosen for his sub
ject "Roosevelt Americanism."
Former Coventors Volunteer.
Governor Larraxolo. who will make
the opening address at the confer
ence. Is also a member of the state
executive committee and will be a't
Ively identified with the work of the
association just as lone as there is
work for him to do. Two former
governors, one of the territory, the
other of the state of New Mettco. also
will do all In their power to make a
success of this state's share In the
undertaking. Former governor George
Curry has written as follows: "I will
accept with "pleasure the appointment
as a member of the Roosevelt memo
rial committee and will be at Santa
Fe at your meeting. It will be a
work or pleasure to me to oo anyinmg
within mv power to commemorate the
memory of America's greatest states
man, and my personal friend."
it was president itooseveii wno ap
nolnteH Georee Cnrrv governor of
the territory of New Mexico, a short
time after Curry's return from the
Philippines, where he had served as
the first civil governor of the prov
ince Ambos Camarines. chief of police
of Manila, governor "of the province
of Isabella and governor of Samar.
War Governor to Serve.
Washington E. Lindsey. who was
New Mexico's war governor, writes as
follows: "I will be delighted to act
as county chairman, or Qoorxnan or
footman, this county, of the Roosevelt
memorial organization. Please in
struct me."
While the county chairmen have
not all been named, the New Mexico
state executive committee has been
completed, with the following per
sonnel: col iiaipn e. xwiteneii.
chairman; Levi A. Hughes, treasurer:
Guthrie smith, publicity secretary, all
of Santa Fe: governor O. A. Larrazolo.
Paul A. F. 'Walter, J. H. Wagner. E.
Dana Johnson. Capt. Frederick Mai
ler, F. C Wilson. Capt. Bronson M.
Cutting. Ashley Pond, judge Reed
Hoiioman, Santa Fe: judge David J.
Leahy. Frank Springer. Las Vegas:
George Curry. Socorro; Maj. W. H. IL
Llewellyn, Las Cruces: It II. M. Fer
guson, Tyrone; w. A. uawKins. -inree
Rivers; Maj. E. P. Bujac, Carlsbad: II.
O. Barsum, Socorro: judge John It.
McFIe. Gallup; judge George R. Graig,
Nestor Montoya, Albuquerque.
Las Cruces. N. M, Sept. 5. At
sale of government food supplies held
here Thursday large quantities of
goods' were sold in sv -t time. People
crowded the door of the building for
three hours, or until the supply-was
exhausted. Sufficient policing to con
trol the crowd was lacking. Another
sale will be held here, it is reported.
Here's a new point of law connected
with the complicated regulations that
justice Clark Wright is attempting to
solve. Early Friday. Domingo Ortl
aga. who was driving a wagon on the
lower valley road, came into justice
Wright's court and filed a complaint
against James IL Duthte. alleging
reckless driving. A few minutes aft
erward Duthle came Into justice
Wright's court and filed a complaint
againsi .vruKS unvuiB on
"inve-tilatlon disclosed the fact that
Duthle. while riding an automobile
! ,,own th6 valley road, collided with
, ortiaaa's wacun and badly disabled
the vehicle. Duthie claims that
Ortlaga was traveling on the wrong
side of the road, while Ortlaga alleges
that Duthle was violating the speed
Charles Harrlr, a negro, was ar
rested Thursday and charged with
1 having nine quarts of smuggled li
quor in his L possession. His hearing
will be held at 3 oclock Fridav after
noon. The negro was unable to fur
nish $7S0 bond and was committed to
Carranza May Appoint
Juarez Commander Gov
ernor of TamauHpas.
The probability of Gm. Francisco
Gonzales, commander of the Juarez
garrison, being named as provisional
governor of the state of TamauHpas,
was strengthened Thursday when bis
was one of three names submitted to
president Carranxa from which to
choose the governor. The other nanus
were CoL Pablo VHlanueva and Dr.
Angel Gutierrez.
Of the three candidates the general
favorite Is said to be Gen. Gonzales.
I Gen.- Gonzales has a good military rec
!ord In the s6uth, his friends say, and
nis nome is in 'ramauupas. mis Hero
ism in connection with the recent bat
tle of Juares is largely responsible
for his growing popularity in diplo
matic circles, which added to his mili
tary following insures his strong fa
vor in the eyes of the people. Little
is Known nere regaroing tne other
Continued from Page One.
government departments and officials
in Mexico City and that in each- case
he was cordially received and the
matters which he was taking up were
given due consideration, and that
there was evidence of a strong de
sire to deal fairly with foreign in
terests. Mr. Clark says that business condi
tions In Mexico City and that vicinity
are improving rapidly and that the
best of order is being maintained in
that secton. and distinct advancement
in every way is noted.
The American consulate in Juarez
has received a request that an effort
be made to locate Andrew J. Sutton,
an American citixen who formerly
lived at or near Chihuahua City. Sut
ton is reported to have died and there
is no proof of his death or where
abouts. If living. The consulate has
requested any person having knowl
edge of the man to communicate with
the offices in Juarez. The police here
have also been notified and asked to
assist In the search.
Valeria Cota, who has held the po
sition of postmaster in Juarez, has
been promoted to the position of
postmaster of the office at Chihua
hua City and will leave today to begin
his new work. Mr. Cota will be suc
ceeded In the Juarez office by Zaca
rlas Moron es. who will arrive In
Jnarez this afternoon.
Fol lowing the canvass of recent
election returns In the state of Cam
peche. the congress of that state has
declared Enrique Arias Soils govern
or. A report of the action was re
ceived by Mexican consul general An
dres G. Garcia Thursday afternoon.
Protecting Americans On
TN VIEW of tie threateced outbreaks
1 essary precautions to protect American border towns. Tbe pnotozraph shows Aceriean three-inch pieces beinz
moved to tieir stations on the border along the Rio Grande. ;
That's Right,
at 111' If "a rtrt U '
' ' '
Charge Failure to File
Translation of Span
ish Article.
Luis R. Alvarez, editor, and Jose
Luis Yelasco, manager, of "La Re
publics," a Spanish newspaper here,
were arrested Thursday night for
the second time, tia charge of print
ing discussions of the policies of
the government of the Unitel States
without furnishing a translation of
them to the postmaster as la required
by law. The men waived preliminary
hearing, when arrigned before A. J.
W. Schmid, United States commis
sioner, and were held for the federal
grand jury. V fiasco furnished $1501
bond and Alvarez $100.
The articles in question are said to
have been headed "another Invasion;
American- troops will enter by way
of Laredo." and to have dealt with
the policies of this country in regard
to Intervention. Both men already
were under bond on an almost identi
cal charge, for their appearance be
fore the same grand Jury in October.
Gov. Adolfo de la Huerta, recently
elected in the state of Sonora. has of
ficially notified president Carranxa
that he has taken over the duties of
his office In that state. He succeeds
Gen. Plutarco Ellas Calles. j
Law an Absurdity
If Construed Literally,
Says Attorney G eneral
Austin. Texas, Sept. S. In con
structing the law relative to the com
pensation of tax collectors and as
sessors for assessing and collecting in j
the subdivisions of counties the at
torney general has held that, although
the statute provides that the assessor
shall be paid one-half of one percent
for each (100 of the assessed values
of such districts or subdivisions, the
evident intention was to allow htm
one-half of one cent on the $100 val
uation. To follow the words of the statute
literally, says the attorney general,
would lead to an absurdity, as the
assessor and collector would get more
than the amount of taxes received. i
F. W. Selvidge was charged with
reckless driving in Justice Clark
Wright's court Friday. Selvidge ia
alleged to have run down J. R. Kerr
at Myrtle avenue and Octavia street
about two weeks ago. The case will
be tried before justice Wright Mon
day afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Fifteen cases alleging violation of
the various traffic regulations have
been filed in the two justice courts
during the past week. Five of tbe
cases allege glaring lights, five are
for speeding, two for reckless driv
ing and three for no lights.
by Mexican bandits tie United States
You re Wrong
'ii a iirot r Avt. itii 1 l:ut t-rsw iur unMno
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n- ,7 . sr'4ix.
litHi 1 I'ii ' BfJV
4- Mnrp Timidits I
Being Held For
Con-ell Murder
Mexico Wants Murdered
Man's Wife and Son to
Identify Prisoners.
Mexico City. Sept. S. Military au
thorities in the Tamplco district have
captured four more bandits whom
they accuse of complicity' In tbe
murder of John W. Correll, or Ida,
Okla according to press dispatches,
reaching here. It is said a request;
has been forwarded to tbe state de-1
partment at Washington that Correll'a 1
wue and son come xrom me umieo
States to Tampico to Identify the
Charged with having smuggled -(0
pints of whisky across the interna
tional boundary at the bridge here,
and with offering a bribe to a customs
inspector, Jose F. Arrlola was ar
ragned Thursday - afternoon before
U. S. commissioner A. J. W. Schmid.
He pleaded guilty to the charge and
waived preliminary bearing, pre
ferring to await action of the federal
grand jury, enable to furnish 11000
bond, he was committed to jaiL
According to the complaint. Arrlola
was bringing the whisky, which he
had obtained in Juarez, across the
bridge in an automobile. He was ap
prehended by Inspector W. R. Ryman.
to whom he Is said to have offered
his automobile and $150 in cash for
his release without prosecution.
With the opening of the schools and
the return of El Pasoans to their
homes for the winter, realty men and
contractors are beginning to reap the
benefits of an Increased activity in
building. During the first week in
September, the erection of 10 bunga
lows was started.
Permits were Issued Friday to C J.
Keel to build three brick bungalows,
costing $5000 each, on lots 25 to 30.
block 1. in Sunset Heights addition.
Four additional divorces were
granted by judge W. D. Howe In the
S4th dWtrjet court Thrsdav brtmr'nar
the total number of divorces granted
n that court o 15 during he present
session. A majority or the divorce
petitions have been filed by women.
. A larffe number of divorce cases
are yet to be tried In the district
courts during- the present sessions.
Alberto VaUejo, sr., and Lui
James G. Hamilton and Frances
Samuel Pena and Salame Hernan
dez. Alexander Xlller and Christian Mac
Bean. Celso Terraza and Clotilda Carrlllo.
H. D. Campbell and Go Idle Lola
Th& Border
military authorities bare taken all sec-
- ByF.opper
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narv nn
Southern Republic Is the
Melting Pot of Western
Washington. D. C Sept. 5. What
manner of folks are the Mexicans?
Whatever one's views on the wisest
political course toward Mexico, it will
help in a thorough understanding of
that country to examine tbe rich his
tory, the ancient civilization, the pre
historic remains, to be found among
our southern neighbors, according to
a bulletin from the Washington head
quarters of the National Geographic
society. , I crops are in good condition.
This bulletin, based on a communi- "Threshing of small grain con
cation to the society from John Birk- j tinues and the harvest of beans has
inblne, follows: I begun, while some com haa been cut
"Of the lt.000,000 inhabitants, two
flfths claim direct descent from an
dent tribes of families which are ac
cepted as the basis of Mexican history,
two fifths are of mixed native and
foreign blood, the remainder being
classed under the common appella
tion of 'foreign.'
Remnants of Ancient Tribes.
"Throughout much of the country,
and often within short distance of
railroads, are remnants of some of
the ancient native tribes or races, ad
hering to customs, methods and
speech of their ancestors.
i n us in uaxaca are me mwit
and Mextecas, tbe estimate for the
twA ncHi Ytt-inw SOfl.OOO- and a aovera.
ment publication mentions a dozen
other families in the same state.
"In Hidalgo and adjacent states, the
Otomis: in Puebla and Oaxaca, the
Mexicanos: the predominating Mayas
in Tncat&n: in Michoacon and Jalisco.
the Tarascans and the Tlaxacalans in
their native state, and other groups
elsewhere still maintain the tribal in
Xatlvc tTse Vernacular.
"Although Spanish is the language
of the country, and much English is
spoken in the regions most visited, a
large number of the natives use only
the vernacular.
-Preseott refers to the Aztecs. Tlax
calans and others as producers of del
icate fabrics, colored by vegetable
dyes: intricate designs in the precious
metals and beautiful decorations made
of feathers: numerous ruins also indi
cate marvelous skill of ancient peo
ples in stonework, especially as the
tools used were oostaian or copper.
ols used were obsidian or copper.
-Evldenees that this deftness in
handiwork has been retained appears
in the feather work, wood carving,
stone cuttinK. etc- of the present day.
The beautiful pottery and unioue
weaves of scrapes, made with the
crudest appliances, and excellent fab
rications In cast or wrought iron,
filagree sliver, etc.. also bear testi
mony to the skill of tbe Mexican In
dian. T-iti! nf Sumrlnes.
"Mexico may be described as a land
of sunrises, a country of extremes, a
nation of contrast a domain of ao-1 ready Fine clear week with only
parent contradictions: where the old j light sprinkles. General report indl
snd the new. the poor and the rich, cates poor potato crop, only lato
the crude and the refined, are near planted ones proving fair,
neighbors: where the sleen of centu-1 r-res Piedras: Light showers, but
ries often continues adjacent to pres- , moisture adequate. Hay cutting be
ent activitl-s. and where ultra onser- gun. Corn In roasting ear. Second
vatism Is elbowed by pronounced evl- cutting of rye. three feet high,
dec res nf modem uroexess. ! -Troehas: Plenty of sunshine dir-
-Mexico baa a wealth of areheoioci- In tbe weejc 33a two fajr showers."
cal relics, remmnts of an ancient civl- 1
llzatlon of which no well-deflnvl , pni ..p e A V M 4V RSrrrFT)
trace exists. Volumes have been writ- . fULlCt OAI flIAn tstuutu
ten to demonstrate that the builders THEM TO TAKE HIS LIFE
of what are now nt'as were at Mon- I
rolisn. Semitic or Phoenician origin, r Police arrested Manuel Chaves in
but "-e ride cannot be admltt-d as the 2500 block on Bliss street Thurs
solved All sutboritles. however. day night for investigation in con
rnlte In praise of the magnitude 3114 ! nection with a burglary, and as they
the perfection of worVmaosbin shown were bringing him to the polfce sta
t various m:ns four throne-hoot the i tion he begged them, the police say, 'c
vxiran territory. The region adja- ', shoot him. or take bis life any way
cent tn some of these raise- the ones- f they wanted to. Police say the i?.n
tion -q to the source of sustenance for ; begged permission to jump out of tbe
niTUitndes which must have then ex- j patrol wagon on his head or to let
!tten nnA causes sneculatlon Upon ! him atah himself with a knife. Tbe
pi-anM wMch may have occurred In
'c-rninent nmone- these mlns are
T-v-.ii and Cnichen-Itx. In the state
r-f Vucitan- Pa!en"ue. in the state of
h Mltla. in the state of Osxsca.
' Xochi.-alco. In the state of Mo
re'". pvrflTnM o' Cnolnla, In Pneh'a
an-' tl". of the sun and moon, in the
i-tp M.Tico, have 'so been Uncr
described, but distributed over
w nea pre manv other ruins
wV.h hve hs hut Ittt'e or nc In-veIe-aMnn.
sd rock seu'nfnres Im
ge Idols an n.nt potter", found
n rnnic-m !oclltle. are tbe onlv
records cf n.on'es whose hlotnrv is
iptifurn and whose names even are
st "
Shi 4") Fof Going
10 (?) MiJpjs an Hour
A woman arrested Friday by speed
cop Elmer Wilson for driving more
tnan eignt mues an nour past a acnooi
tola the policeman that ane was going
only 10 miles an hour. When Wil
son measured the mark which the
tires on her car made on the pave
ment In skidding to a stop he found
mat tne car naa sauiaei 41 reec
"Iadv it vaa AVer drlvn 9fi mil
an hour and want to stop at Tsleta.
you had better put on the brakes
when you pass Washington Park.
said Wilson. The driver said she
couldn't see why she was .-rrested
as she had "nerfeet control over the
car at such low speed and couldn't
nun a ny.
Chicago. Ill, Sept. i. The total
number of deaths in the recent race
riots here was brought to 3S today
when Samuel Barnett. negro, died of
wounds he received in a riot fight.
Parts, France. Sept. S. Thirteen
persons were killed and 40 Injured
rn a collision between two trains near
Toulouz this morning.
Washington. D. C, Sent. 5. A
meeting of the executive committee
ot the Democratic national commit
tee will be held at Atlantic City Sep
tember 36 and 7. chairman Cuni
mings announced today.
T. K. Blanchard. manaarer of th. ul.
Justment bureau of the El Paso Credit '
a s association, is arranging a pro
gram for the next meeting of the
trlstate credit men. which will h held
about the middle of this month.
Ttatne. Itnlv 9-nr S Ham Rah- 1
diet appointed as his private cham- i
beriains monsignors John Rogers and ;
Philip O'Ryan of San Francisco. i
day school of the First BapUM1
church will meet U. I, evening Ki
oclock t thft resirianr of v. TathI
Teachers and officers of the Sun-1
Lea. P. M. Rigdon. who has been
visiting in Kentucky for the past
five weeks will be present. Mr. Rla-
don is superintendent of the Sunday
County criminal court was not in
session Friday. The jury drawn tor
the county court was used by Jurlp
W p. Howe in the 34th district court.
The county criminal court will con
vene ataraay at 2 oclocs.
Weather Bureau Eeports
Heed of Rain in the
Southern Portion.
Santa Kc. ,'. M, Sept. 6. Intima
tions of dronth appear for the first
time this year In the crop report for
New Mexico tseued by the United
States weather bureau. It says: "The
dryness Is being felt on the ranges,
especially In southern districts, where
they are dry and some are becoming
poor. The streams of the state are
generally low, but irrigated erop3
continue excellent and generally all
; and shocked, but the crop is gen-
e rally maturing , rapidly, along with
cane, mllo, kaffir and fodder crop.
The fourth cutting of alfalfa is Hear
ing in the southern valleys and much,
prairie hay Is being put up.
Slock In FIse Condition.
"Stock continues in fine condition.
Some of the local reports are, Kos
well: Week dry until Sunday when
a good shower fell over a consider
able area eastward from the valley,
uanges look poor between Rosweli
and Lovlngton, but were In the rain.
Farm crops doing well; peach harvest
over and fall apples moving, with
- main crop to begin at the close of the
week. Grape pickincr begun. Corn
filling finely.
"LakeweocU Dry weather. Rain is
badly needed. Tomato crop good and
cannery will begin work during ths
week. Irrigated crops fine and good
yields have been obtained. Range cut
a little short by dryness, but stock:
, doing fairly well yet.
"Loving: Dry week, with warm
days, cool night. Fourth cutting of
alfalfa- neariag: cotton picking be
gun in a few fields: range dry.
"Mogollon: Still raining almost
daily in the mountains. Stock look
ing fine and ranchmen gathering cat
tie for the sale of old stock.
Wheat Harvest Finished.
"Springer: Harvest of wheat is fin-
ished and oats and barley are ripen
ing, while corn, potatoes and beans
are practically ready for gathering
"Black Lake. Plenty of sunshine
during the week and crops look fine.
A touch of frost one morning, but
i " v-- "
'Jemex Sorlngs: A brief rain and
hail storm, but no damage. The mois
ture was welcome. Still some smoke
from forest fires in the mountains.
Wheat and oats and second crop al
falfa cat during the last two weeks,
with good yields. Plums ripening.
"Bloomfleld: Crops doing well:
range needs rain. Nights pleasant,
but days hot with smoky atmosphere
like Indian summer.
"Costilla: Wheat harvest about over
' and much barley harvested, with eats
. man was carefully watched, searched
SPEND 5400,0C0,WHl
Washington, D. C Sept. S. A b:!l
by- senator Sheppaxd yesterday would
appropriate S4O0.000.0ee for toJ
roads. The money would be spent it
the rate of S10nO,00O annually, be
ginning with 1M0.
Chicago. Ill, Sept. 5. Norman W
Bartlett. son of the late William II
Bartlett, and owner of a 400 000 acre
ranch at Vermejo, N. IL, died iast
night on a train en route to his home
here, according to a telegram received
by the Bartlett-Sraxier 5rain com
pany today. The rather died on th
I ranch about a year ago. He also
maintained a home in Santa, Barba
Trinidad. Cole. Sept. 5. Report ot
the death of Norman Bartlett. son of
the late William H. Bartlett. of Ver
meiS"P&rk. X. M, was received here
! thla momma. Mr. 3artlett- serioualv
ill left here in a special car Wed.
nesday afternoon accompanied by his
brother. William H. Bartlett. jr.. ot
Santa Barbara. Calif, a physician,
. three nurses and two representatives
of the Bartlett estate from Ot'catro,
en route to a sanitarium In Chicago.
Deceased Inherited upon the death of
hi .father a few months ago the
large ranch estate and cattle interests
in new Mexico. lie was 41 years o'd
Blols. France. Sept. S. Delegates
representing 110.000 farmers in cen
tral and western France In session
here Thursday protested against "ar
bitrary measures to reduce the cost
of llvns. of which the farmers are
alone the victims." and denounced an
"measures for fixing prices, real or
disguised." The delegates condemned
any. limitation of the hours of work
in farming.
Word has been received here to t!-9
effect that the steamship "Uruguay
has left Montevideo, S. A, with the
body of Araado Servo, a Mexican dip
lomat who died there recently. Ths
body will be taken to Mexico City for
burial. Mr. Xervo was stationed in
Montevideo as the official represen
tative of the Mexican government. II u
successor has not been named.
Word has been received here of the
death of Samuel M -.shby In Austin.
Tex. on August :o He is survived by
Ms wife, and a son. R. Ashbv now
in France with ttie expeditionary
forces, and step Jansrhter. Mrs John
Nichols, Jr, formerly Miss Archie
Pratt, of El Paso.
James C rummer Mee died Tr ursdsy
nlnt ,ocal hospital after a .;nj
ctU cemetery !. wite ta srve
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