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EL PASO HERALD
Friday. Dec 24. 1920. BOOTLEGGERS ALONG BORDER READY TO BATTLE OFFICERS; WOULD MURDER TO SAVE BOOZE rjOOTLEGGING ud smuggling gngB& Fj are mora desperate than ever be fore, according to W. W. Carpen ter, collector of customs of the SI Paso border district, regarded as among the most important on the en tire United States frontiers. Instead of working in parties of two or three as has been the custom heretofore, Mr. Carpenter says, they trarel In gangs of frcm five to a doxen, armed and readfr" to fight for their liquor or smuggled goods Tfce Island Helps Bmgclen. Unemployment, the large number of "b-p heads" and criminals attracted by EI Paso's border location and huge profits derived from successful eva sion of the law is responsible for much activity, he believes. "Watchfulness on the part of fed eral officers has caused the smug glers to band together aa a matter of common safety to themselves," atr. Carpenter said. "The smuggling problem Is acute particularly on "the Island, he said. "At one time the international border 'oil owed the winding Rio Grande, which has changed its course, leaving the border for a stretch of three miles i, ear Washington Park little more than an imaginary lino designated by Mone monuments. As result, smtig plers can cross the river and still be i the safe side of the border. Cross -1 1' e the liver has nsnallv been the difficult problem of the illicit work- t-s. for. usually they have been de tected aa they waded the waters. We-etM KU1 For Ideaer. Aa conditions now are, liquor can be cached on the Mexican side of the border, and watchers, remaining in Mexican territory, keep watch until they can cross the international line in safety. Once across, Mr. Carpen ter said, they would fight rather than lose their goods. "The bootleggers will Mil federal agents If by so doing they could scape with their cotnraband," Mr. rarpenter asserted. "The life of the officer is of less concern to them than their liquor, it seems." Whisky Still InM Operation Is Said To Have Fired Church HANFORD. Waslu Dee. 34. Fire in a church of Hanford yes terday was declared by dep uty sheriffs today to have been caused by an overheated whisky still which was in fell operation In the basement. The basement was rented by J. H. Brooks, a butcher, for whom a warrant has been issued on a still. The church was not badly dam aged by the fire. IRRIGATION FOR BIG TERRAZAS TRACTS, PLAN By G. A. MAR T1X. (Continued from pace I.) Three Dead in Dock Fire: Property Loss $400,000 Galveston, Tax Dec 34. Damage placed at $M.M0 resulted hers when a fire spread by an explosion aboard the on barge Bolikow swept a por tion of the Southern Pacific docks. Three man are known to be dead and two injured. The Bolikow was a total loss, while the steamships EI Occident. Aschenberg and Hartnai -ere damaged. Part of the docks and a grain elevator conveyor also burned. Capt. W. Mackenzie, master of the British steamship Aschenberg, brought his vessel safely through a biasing Inferno into the channel. It teas officially announced that the Hastnal suffered only slight damage to her superstructure. KTWAN1S CLUB MHJClxWC J. R. Stlne will be the principal speaker at the meeting of the KV Tranis club to be held Wednesday, De cember 29. He will talk en vocational training for ex-service men as con ducted by the Knights of Columbus. LnrCHBOHS AT C OF C M0HTM.Y. The public speaker department of the Adclub will meet Monday noon at a luncheon at the chamber of com merce. The automotive trades depart ment of the chamber f commerce also t ill meet Monday noon. purposes and this will be restocked again. Fine Ranch nouses. "I was surprised at the quality of the houses upon the Terrasas ranches. The old general was called a peon owner before the war, yet I found that he had made better provision for his ranch help to the matter of living quarters than you will find on the average American ranch and much better than the living quarters of the average Mexican In the cities of Mexico. "Take the Carmen ranch as an example The ranch house covers the equivalent of a block of ground in a city. It is constructed of heavy adobes, plastered inside and out, with heavy sana stone cotumns ana trim mings. The rooms are all airy and well ventilated, the structure being built about the usual patio or court. The barn on this ranch is 200x200 feet, built around a court, and all the mangers for feeding the cattle are hewn out of sandstone Gen. Ter rasas has a number of such ranches and all are equally well built. Every ranch unit has a headquarters house similar to that of El Carmen and surrounding the main headquarters nouse are gooa ouiiamgs tor tne bachelor cowbovs and for the fami lies of the married employes. There are waterworks systems at these houses and many modern conve niences that surprised me. American Colonists Prosperous. "The people throughout that sec tion of Mexico which I visited, and it was at one time one of the most dangerously disturbed regions of the republic the headauarters of many bandit bands ana the stamping ground of Pancho Villa seem glad to have the civil strife ended and ready to support any man who will give the country an honest, fair ad ministration. The Americans residing In the Mormon colonies, of which there are several nun area xamuiee, an made erood crons this rear and are oreoar- ing to stay The Mormon merchants were lmnortlnjr larsre Quantities of supplies and farming Implements for the new year and seemed confident mat peace nas returned to Mexico to stay. i ac continence or the busi ness element la Chihuahua ww also notable Many of the utorew have added largely e their stocks lately and at least one new bank: has opened within the past few moath. "All of the Dronertr of the Ter rata family, the Creel family and other notable Mexicans who were prominent in the pre-revolntionary days and had to flee their country annng tne warfare or the past 10 years, has been restored to their own ers. Gen. Terraxas Is ene of the first of these expatriated people to return. out many outers are preparing to go nacK. To Afreet Mexico Prosperity. "It is not noasibie to sav as vet just what acreage of the Terraxas principality can do oroognt under cultivation, but It will be vast and will have a marked effect unon thfe prosperity oi. xexice. it is notaoie max northern jcexsoo. owing to me resesUmrthe Cmieae' Medical Refer -character rtth topography has not ory BMaiane, oeciarea tne American Missionaries In Japan Exchange Market Will Determine Cotton Exports Washington. D. C, Dec 24. Ex change and ability to set credits will determine largely the amount of American cotton to be taken by for eign countries, particularly Germany. American consular agents saia in re ports transmittea to president wu son. They were gathered last sum mer In response to a senate resolu tion and estimated foreign needs as follows: Germany, between MW.tM and 700, 000 bales for the year ending August 31. 1921. six months' credit necessary. Belgium, between 10,000 and 150.000 bales. Greece, about zf.000 bales. Spain, MO.000 bales. France. S 0,000 bales. Japan, between 25,000 and 809,000 bales. Norway, about 25,000 bales. Lyman Dam in Arizona to Be Completed April I Phoenix. Ariz, Dee. 21. The Lyman dam la Apache county will be com pleted by April 1, according to state treasurer H. S. Ross. Day and night shifts are working and IS percent of the rook is in place. The dam is be ing built by funds leaned by the state at the rate of Ht ao acre on 1S.0M acres. Treasurer Ross, who spent sev eral days In St. Johns, county seat of Apache county, recently, said the peo ple were anticipating greater pros perity after the opening of the Lyman project. Opposition to Maternity Bill Before Committee Washington. D. C, Dec 21. Oppo sition to the Sheppard-Towser ma ternity and Infancy bin, which pro poses federal aid In cooperation with the state for mothers and -Infants in homes and hospitals, was heard by the house interstate commerce committee. a. B. Anderson, of Sew York, rep- would be used to promote prejudiced and misleading propaganda." in the past peofloced sufficient agrl cultural proCuits to supply the popn PROFESSOR AND MRS H. AUGUSTINE SMITH, of Boston, Mass., photo graphed in the Central Station hotel, in Tokio, while wearing the Japanese kimonos presented to tbem tr their pupils in the world Sunday school conven tion. Both professor Smith and his wite are doing missionary work in the Orient. fc rough all the reelaatatlea proj ect he contemplate, the eendl lien will be reversed and ris en Chihuahua will become a nhlpper of aarfenltaral products. It wfl still have a sufficiently large area fer grazing con tinue It na ene of the joeatest cattle regions in the world. There are great opportunities in Mexico for capital if peace continues and the Mexican people believe that it wIlL They seem willing to give the new rulers a chance and hone devoutly that they will make good. air. am is wen Known in tne southwest. He was the construction engineer of the great Roosevelt dam m Arizona and later was consulting engineer for that project and the bigger Elephant Butte project north of 2 Paso. During the past two years he has been consulting engi neer for the city of El Paso in inves tigations in connection with its water supply. Americans Hay Buy. It Is rumored, but Mr. Hill savs he has no knowledge of this, that Gen. Terraxas has assurances that he can secure ample backinc in the United States for the irrigation projects he J intends to Inaugurate upon his i ranches. If peace continues in Mexico. mere is a report teat one or two vast tracts may be sold outright to Americans for colonisation purposes. Alberto Terraaae. former gov ernor of dtlhuanna and a sen of Gen. Terra, recently stated that he had -worn big deals' en In the United States and ft U con sidered unite nrobnMe that he had reference to thin. Dispatches from Mexico City state hristmas is our hid OPENING DAY "OUT OF THE OLD HOME INTO THE NEW" A ChrisfaMs Preseit to fottj Cistsaer It win be our pleasure te present every customer caning at our new filling station tomorrow with a brand new tire. It win be a Firestone, but win not be guar anteed to fit your ear. Be sure aad ask for your pros ant when you call. . uen. Terraxas ran carry Dispatches from Mexico City state - tViVB if that the minister of the interior is planning to take orer some barge acreages in the states of Chihuahua and Durango. now used as ranching Dropertfes, and turn them into farm ing tracts to be sold to Mexican fami lies. 8ome of the Terraxas land Is to be Included in this plan but there Is enough for aU purposes and to spare. More Xextean Agriculture. One thing Is settled and that is that If Mexico remains at peace. It will within a few years advance tre mendously as a. producer of Tarm products. Qes. Obregoa and his cabi net members realise that Mexico is short on agricultural production aad they further realize that a satisfied farming population makes the sta blest citixenahlp .of any country. "Contented. satisfied, prosperous farmers do not start revolutions.'" declared Oh A. Larraxolo, governor of New Mexico, after a recent tour of the slater republic and he says Oen. Obregon realizes this and means to provide a farm for every family hi Mexico which will take ene and agree to work it and pay far it. Got. Enriqoez. of Chihuahua, ac cording; to Gov. Larraaolo, exprea.ee the thought of the Mexicans now in power when ne goes further aad says "ovary family in Mexico that will work a farm must have one and In every community where there are M or more children there must be a schoolhouao.' "Peace, productivity ana? education' Is te be the new slogan of the new Mexico. Oen. Terrasa's acres are eeing to do their share for Mexico la helping the population of the north to find Itself.' IvWTE THANK you for your favor and i-V for the opportunity you have given us during the Holiday Season to assist you in your holiday plans. May your enjoyment of the year's one day of universal good, will he complete, and may its merriment extend to you and yours in the com pleteness of its peaceful pleasures. PHONE 5280. FOB ALT. BEPTS THEOIOBE -C0E. 07ERT.A7TD & v392&' SOUTH AVE.. 'The Store Thai Setts For Leu" THE little old shack at the comer of Montana street and Cotton avenue, known as the 9-5-4 Tire Service aad Filling Station, where you have been stepping for the past two yean, is no make. On thk site there has arisen, like a Phoenix from the ashes, a modern, hand some structure a filling station and automobile- service depot which we are proud of and which is an ornament to the neighborhood. TOMORROW. CHRISTMAS DAY. WE WILL FORMALLY OPEN THIS NEW BUILDING FOR THE INSPECTION OF OUR CUSTOMERS AND FRIENDS. THE MOTORING PUB LIC OF EL PASO ARE MOST CORDIALLY INVITED TO .CALL. Thk company, in addition to operating a gasoline and oil filling station, also maintains and operates a tke sales depot and road service unsurpassed by none in thk vicinity. Further we stock a complete line of automobile accessories. Our battery service is excellent in every detail. SERVICE k our big asset You can expect and will always receive "RITE NOW SERVICE" and courtesy at this station. Air, water and battery in spection gratk at all times. C. R. Carter and J. H. Waldman, proprietors of the 9-5-4 The Service Co., desire to extend to everyone their best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and anticipate the pleasure of meeting you in person some time tomorrow. 9-5-4 TIRE SERVICE CO. (Our Name Is Our Telephone" Number.) Cotton and Montana Sts. Tel. 954. Bishop Burch Buried; Roosevelt Pallbearer New York, .Dec. 21- Xhe body of the Right Rev. Charles Sumner Burch. bishop of the Protestant Kpificepal diocese of New Tors, was laid to rest beside- his predecessors la the crypt of ths Cathedral of St. John the Di vine. Burial rites feV the Melton, who died suddenly last Monday, were at tended only lay members of hie family. They followed an impressive public funeral wbJeh bi ought anoroximately zo,wo persons prominent m many walks of life to the great edifice to honor the saeraery of the amines t cr-archman. Preliminary services were- eon ducted at the blah op's residence by Rev. Dr. Howard C. Bobbins, dean of the cathedral, after which the funeral cortege made its way to the eauedrsj. where the casket was placed behind the altar ana the oouy lay in state for more than an hour. Among those present was governor Alfred E. Smith and his military staff; mayor John F. Hylan. J. P. Morgan and Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was one of the honorary pall bearers. ' $15,000 In Unfinished Counterfeit Bills Seized NeshvUle, TeniL. Dec 21. Unfin ished counterfeit currency to the i mount of SIS.SOO was taken by local detectives with the arrest of three men. The officers said SSe counter feit 15 bins. Si SM bills and plates with which 'to finish off the bills which had been Just struck off the press were found. cdristjms GReexirjGS At tJ.B trair end of the old rear we send depeads npon yon, -enjoy abtndaat bteniajr si-re yea new parstosc and ceenffe. , iircun,!. iua - u --rur-B -naawep-c anfiixv Lay ear beat desire meet vHk a respemae that w RHEINHEIMER LUMBER COMPANY rimwi i ahb mxuBi. 1 horoscope! ; i SUXDAT. D 13 CUMBER. 26, 190. THIS ahoojd be a fortunate day. according to astrology. Venus. Ju piter and Saturn are all In benef ic aspect. The morning shoukx do a ravoraoie time for women to make plans, to seek the companionship of friends and to perform deeds of charity. There Is a kindly rule for romance and love making and the stars smile on elderly wooers, who wUl be nu merous In the coming year. The oler-rr should find, this plan etary government most helpful In for warding roeir wors, eepecuuiy ii-ai which tends toward charity and phil anthropy. Large bequests to pubUe Instntlons will be made In the next few months, for men of great wealth will come to the end of their careers. With the approach toward the end of the vear there will be a more kindly spirit prevalent toward all who nave neta targe responBiDimiee aau exercised great power. This will af fect not only Europe, but the United States. Venus Is m a place" giving promise to theatrical' ventures and there Is a prophecy that women will do much toward uplifting conditions surround ing the stage. It Is a most auspicious rule for all who have won sueeess In business oripolltica. since the Influences of the stars tend toward a solidifying and standardising of pubUc Interests. Again Saturn gives promise of the prevalence of reactionary tendencies that wUl be beneficial In ways not foreseen by the public. The week should be better than usual 'in many Uses of trade, espe cially in whatever pertains to the I Hotels have the nres-nost'eation of a most profitable winter. Resorts In the south and the west will be wall patronized, but travel will be later than In the past. Scientific preparation of food wUl receive much attention and cooking is likely to become one of the fash ionable avocations of society women Persons whose blrthdata It is have the augury of much prosperity and happiness in the coming year, but they, must not make any changes. Children born on this day will probably be extraordinarily bright in mind and activity. These subjects of Capricorn are irenerally successful in life CiuyriRht. 1!"20. by the Mcclure Newspaper Syndicate. Saloonkeepers Complain -v of Two Whiskjf Salesmen Chicago, UL, Dee. 21. 'Harold Mehelex, held by police at Vancouver, B. GL. will be returned here by cap tain Morgan Collins, of the Chicago police department, to answer char free of saloonkeeners who claim Nlfihelex absconded with Stt.Se of their money, collected last August, to buy supplies of liquor for Chicago's holiday trade. Saloonkeepers also coraoalaed that Louis Schleslager. former restaurant owner, had disappeared with MtM with wnieu he promised to nuy liquor. 100 Men Wanted to Guard Kentucky Whisky in Storage TjonlsvUle. Ky- Dee. 24. One hun dred more men will be employed by the government to guard Kentucky whisky warehouses. Elwood Hamilton, collector of Internal revenue, said. The Increase win make a total or too guards employed In Kentucky and their salaries will aggregate SS1S.S0. ft was estimated. Foreign Debt to U. S. Mud Be Paid Declares Senator Washington, D. C Dee. 14. The allied nations shoaM be advteed that the United States win not cancel made during the war. senator MeKenar, Democrat, of Tennessee, declared, criticising secretary Hous ton of the treasury department for alleged failure to take steps to se cure their payment. Interest on the foreign loan, as added, should be paid when due, and the allies' informal certificates of in debtedness converted Into long term bonds. He charged there was an "in sidious propaganda In favor of can celing foreign loans. Secretary Houstou's statement on the foreign loans in hie annual re port senator McKellar characterised as "vague and Indefinite." The American people are entitled to know why these Interest pay ments, amounting to SSvf.eM.tM havs been allowed to lapse. the senator said. Wood row Wilson has ealy ons an cestor who was bora In America. Rl'MOI 51 (ORANULES E2 INDIGESTION Dieaolvu tnsfamtlT on li n mioi or to wate hot or eddi tSa not faave to crush. QUICK RELIEF! who mmn THOC MASK BY SCOTT ft BOWXK MAKERS Or SCOTTS EMULSION H HERALD WANT USE ADS TKe officers and employes of this banli wish" you and yours an old-fashioned happy Christ mas and a New Year that will mean success and contentment We live and labor in one of the most delightful and prosperous cities of the country and have very much to be grate ful for. We are particularly pleased, at thk time, to acknowledge the support and good will of this community. Let us all continue to work together to make it a better place in which to live. The First National Bank, "The Public Service Bank."