El Paso Herald (El Paso, Tex.), Ed. 1, Saturday, August 23, 1919 Page: 1 of 56
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j Mexican bank cotfs state bills 630c; pesos oli
; 84c; new 45c; Mexican gold. 50c; caaonales 15c;
bar silver H. & H. quotation $1.13J4; copper 23K
! 24c; grains lower; livestock steady; stocks higher.
HOME EDITION "
El Paso ana west Texas partly cloudy; Hew Mexico
fair cooler in southeast; Arizona generally fair uttle
change in teraperatore.
LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
56 PAGES. 6 SECTIONS. TODAY
SINGLE COPT. FIVE CENTS
EL PASO. TEXAS. SATURDAY EVENING. AUGUST 23. 1919.
DELIVERED ANTWHEBE. 7c MONTH
URISTS FLEE FIRES IN GLACIER PA
MAJ. GEN. HOWZE IS
TO ASSUME COMMAND
(IV m DA&A niOTDIfT
VI JjL rUU IMl Ml 1 D
Army Officer Just Back From France Where He Com-
manded One of Eegular Divisions Ordered to Pro-
ceed Immediately to Fort Bliss; Is Native Texan;
Received Promotion and Honors While Here.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Aug. 23. Maj. Gen. Robert L. Howze who
has just returned to the United States from France where he com-
manded one of the regular divisions has been ordered to proceed immediately
to Fort Bliss Texas to take command of the El Paso border district.
MAJ. GEN. HOWZE commanded the
EI Paso district for several months
before going overseas. He was pro-
moted from brigadier general to
major general August 22. 1918. while
here and was sent to Hattiesburg.
Miss. to take command of a division
'ii training there. In a few days the
division sailed for France and it saw
liach active service under Gen..
Gen. Howze is a native Texan born
Aug. 22 18S4 in Rusk county. During
the Philippine insurrection be com-
manded the expedition which rescued
Lieut. Gilmore from the Agumaldo
forces and was made a brigadier of
olunteers for this work.
When. Gen. Howze left here he was
presented with four solid silver stars
made of Mexican silver symbolic 01
the splendid relations he had created
here between the Mexicans and
Americans. The presentation was
i"ade on behalf of the chamber of
commerce. He ws elected an hon-
orary life member of the chamber of
commerce and of the university club
as he was leaving.
Mrs. Howze and daughter. Miss
Harriet were as popular with EI
Pasoans as the general is himself.
Mrs. Howze is the daughter of the
ate Maj Gen. Wesley Merritt
Gen. Howze graduated from West
P int June 11. 1888. As a major in
the nth cavalry he accompanied Gen.
Pe-shmz to Mexico
Gen. Howze reached New York to-
dav on the transport Prlnz Friedericb
ilhelm and will proceed immediate-1-
to Fort Bliss.
The Total Liabilities Total
$129055908.36 in 11th
Government deposits of the Dallas
federal reserve bank for the week
ending August 22 totaled S3.140.II1.34
according to the weekly report re-
ceived by the El Paso branch federal
reserve bank Friday. The complete
report for the week follows:
Gold coin and certificates In vault.
S1D.67S.010. gold settlement fond S4.74S.-
848 62 sold redemption rand XI.4S1.SSS;
gold with agent for retirement of F. R.
notes. S1S.488.24S. Total. SK.2i9.CU.4Z.
LeK&l tender notes silver etc 12144.-
741 89. other cub and cub Items 1281.
0S7 7S. Total. S3Mt2.4S2.3t.
Five percent redemption fsnd F. R.
bank notes. S4SM00: bills discounted
numbers. 5.0S.22.: bills bo light in
open market. Itls.CC. Total bill oo band.
E9 S70 (31 M.
Investment U. S. bond. S2.tU.SM: TJ.
S certificates of indebtedness SX.2S4.S44.
Federal reserve banks transfers bought
net. 12.051. 428.24: checks and drafts la
process cf collection. 214.Slf.124.7S: due
from other F. R. banks. S1.2M.542.41; all
other resources. 282001.85; total re-
Capital paid in. SZ. 291.240: sarpms.
22 028868 33: government deposits 28.14S-
021.54. due to member banks reserve ac-
count. 24S 744.S41.44: deferred credits ac-
count checks and drafts In process of col-
lection. 41S.241 822.81: federal reserve notes
:n circulation 246 S04.875; F. R. bank notes
cremation. 38.S11.950: foreign government
credits 82.010 5(5.46. Total liabilities. 2129.-
055 902 38. Rediscounts with other F. R.
banks 22000 000.
OF RATES ASKED
I. C. S. .Asked to Inquire
Into Commodity Charges
to Intermountain Area.
Washington p. c. Aug. 23 The
Intermediate Rate association com-
posed of rai Iroad commissions and
-ommercial organizations In Montana
Washington Idaho Utah. Nevada.
New Mexico and Arizona asked the
interstate commerce commission to-
12 y to investigate commodity rates to
ntermo'intain territory which It is
Lilegvd are unjust and unreasonable
iy compared with rates to the Pacific
AMENDMENT PERMITS ALIENS
TO LEASE U. S. OIL LANDS
Was n in gt o n. D. C Aug. IS. The
enate- withort a record vote adopted
: " ' " V" ZitfJiZ uZ i
hifl?nJ mi! L2T?fuiSti
land leasing bill to permit aliens
nrictions. The object of the amend-j
-nent is to obviate possible retaliation!
dv- foreign governments snouia ieas-
ng legislation discriminating aliens
adopted. Senator Fail of New
Mexico was among those urging its
EBEBT TAKES OATIf.
"Weimer. Germany. Aug. 23 Pred-
ich Bbert Thursday took the oath as
imperial president at the national
El Paso Enters Into The Fall Season
I To Be Commander
At El Paso Aain I
2IAJ. CEX. ROBERT I. KOWTE
FIND BODY I
40 FOOT ILL
Nephew and Wife of Dead
Man Under Arrest at
Durango Colo Aug. 23- The body
of .Mercaiio Bellegos former soldier
and farmer living near here was
found today in & 40 foot well on a
ranch near his home.
Bis wife Lucia 18 years with
Frank Bellegos a nephew of the dead
mac. are tinder arrest here according
to the police. Mrs. Bellegos declares
the nephew killed her husband while
she was visiting friends last Tuesday
night. The police said death was
caused by blows from an axe and
According to the police the wife
asserted that upon her return from a
neighbor's home she ' found the
nephew rolling the body of her hus-
band into a qoilt that he tied with a
lariat. The police say Mrs. Bellegos
said she helped dispose of the body in
fear that if she refused the nephew
would kill her.
The nephew seems unconcerned sit-
ting In his cell singing Spanish love
songs according to the police.
Success of Crop This Year
Encourages Upper Val-
Anthony. N. 2L Aug. 13. The peach
crop Is slowing up considerably as
practically all of the fruit from the
Kesbit Howell and Bowden orchards
has been marketed. Trees on the
Adams place are still bearing heavily.
The fruit crop has been such a suc-
cessful one this year with a ready
market for everything that a number
of persons owning orchards have ex
pressed their plans to double the num-
ber of trees next year and go Into the
business on an extensive scale.
Miss Blanche Bradlv. of El Paso.
who was married to William Hapel-
D 01 mat city tnis week lived in
Anthony for some time having been
ona of h- OMratnn An h lnrai
one of the operators
! swiico Dcaro.
PROPOSE PROBE OF ALIEN
PROPERTY CUSTODIAN OFFICE
Washington D. C Aug. 23. Inves-
tigation of the office of the alien
property cnstodlan as administered
by A. Mitchell Palmer and also by
Francis P. Garvan. the present cus-
todian was proposed In a resolution
proposed yesterday by senator Calder
of New York. Consideration of the
resolution was temporarily postponed.
SENATORS VOTE SHANTUNG RIGHTS TO
CHINA WITH AN AMENDMENT STRIKING
WORD JAPAN FROM TREA TYPRO VISIONS
Carranza's Foreign Office
Relents After Cummins
Was Ordered Out.
PACT IS DENIED
Luis Cabrera Urges U. S.
and Mexico Agree on Re-
ciprocal Border Guard.
TTTASHDJGTON. D. C Aug. 23.
VV After havlne told William Cum
mins the British charge d'archlres
in Mexico City that his presence in
Mexico "was deemed "Incompatible
with the state in which relations be
tween this government and Great
Britain nave stood and do now
stand." the Mexican foreign office Is
understood to have relented and Mr
Cummins expects to remain. In the
Information reaching: Wanhln;-
ton today Indicated the Mr. Cam-
mines probably vronld not be per-
mitted to exercise any official
functions or to make any repre-
sentation to the Mexican eorern-
tnrnU The border situation continued to
be the particular topic of news In
the Mexican press of yesterday and
it was said that the governors of Coa-
buila. Slnaloa and Mexico the labor
unions and the federal deputies had
tendered their support to resident1
Denylnj; that there Traa an
a creem en t between th e Unl t ed
States and Mexico permitting the
force of either country to cross
the border In pursuit of bandits
the Mexican newspapers said the
agreement reached betireen Gens.
Scsftt and O&rezron xrould be pub-
lished. The Monitor Renublicano asserted
that the nunitlre expedition was un
just and reprehensible but that it did
not relieve the Mexican government
from its share of responsibility.
Excelsior expressed the belief that
the Wilson administration would be
forced by American public opinion to
act against Mexico while the Univer-
sal criticised the Mexican policy of
The Mexican Herald denlored the
inability of Mexicans to forget Inter
nal hatred when confronted bv Inter
national difficulties and criticised the
failure of the government to confer
witn Mexican people who do not want
Ursres Reciprocal Horde r Guard
Mexico City. Mex.. Auc 23. An im
portant step toward the adoption of
measures tending to prevent clashes
ueiweea Mexico ana ine united states
was taken Wednesday night when
i-iuis uaorera secretary of the treas-
urer and generally regarded as the
mouthpiece of the present administra-
tion stated in a press interview that
me uexican and American govern
ments should sign an agreement for a
reciprocal border guard service.
Ygnado Bonlllas. Mexican ambas-
sador at Washington according to
senor Cabrera wonld be "eminently
fitted for conducting negotiations
with this purpose In view since he
was a member of the Mexican com-
mission which met United States reo-
resentatlfes at Atlantic City in 191
to discuss this plan during the Persh-
ing expedition into northern Mexico.
Senor Cabrera was himself chairman
of the Mexican commission.
Troop Withdrawal Expected.
According to the secretary the dlf-
(Con tinned on page 5. colnmn 3.)
Deputies Refuse To Cooperate
With Carranza To Form Foreign
Policy; Senate To Probe Crisis
WASHINGTON D. O Aug. 23 The Mexican chamber of deputies in
secret meeting yesterday defeated a resolution to appoint a committee
to cooperate with president Carranza the senate and the supreme court in
forming a policy on international questions and particularly the petroleum
question according to advices reaching Washington today.
The chamber also defeated another resolution calling for an interroga-
tion of president Carranza on relations between the United States and
The senate passed a resolution instructing the committee on foreign
relations to investigate the cause and character of the international crisis
and to make recommendations.
TROOP C. Seventh eavalary. sta-
tioned at Fabens crossed the
Rio Grande Into Mexico Saturday
morning at S oclock. Lieut. II o-
faert Gay commands the troop
Three Texas rangers from Capt.
Steven's command irent with the
The crossing followed a raid by
Mexicans at Port Hancock Friday
night and the theft of 12 horses
on this side of the river. The
troop followed the trail of the
Sheriff Seth Orndorff received a
FOREIGN RELATIONS C011ITTEE
TIES ACTION VOTING 9 TO 8
Amendment to Pact Giving China Instead of Japan the
German Eights in Shantung Province Offered by
Lodge; Committee Also Calls on Wilson to Sub-
mit Treaty With Poland and Other Data.
ASHIAGTOX D. O Aug. 23
By a vote of 9 to 8 the sen
ate foreign relations committee
adopted an amendment to the
peace treaty by which German
rights in Shantung province.
China vrould go to China Instead
All the Democratic members
and senator MeCumber Republi-
can North Dakota voted against
Chairman Lodge offered the
amendment under vrhich the word
"Japan vrould be stricken from
the Shantung sections of the
treaty and the word "China" sub-
stituted The committee also Instructed
chairman Lodge to request president
Wilson to send tne senate we treaty
between the United States and Pol
and signed June 28 at Versailles and
sucb Information as be has regard-
ing the treaties now under negotia
To Confiscate Foreign Oil
Property Despite Protests
Situation Disturbs "Washington Officials; Educated Mex
icans Urge Government Protect Foreign Investments
Even If It Cannot Stop Murder of foreigners;
EccogniaeatheDanger ' dfEntervention.
U-ASHTNGTON. D. C Aug. 12. Of
VV tlctals here are somewhat dis
turbed it was learned today by an
apparent determination on the part of
Carranza and his official advisers in
Mexico City to confiscate the oil prop
erty of foreigners including Ameri-
cans In spite of the protests lodged
with the Mexican government by all
nations whose nationals have Invest-
ments In Mexico.
On Question Key to Relations.
Two public declarations by Mexi-
cans close to Carranza have expressed
the president's stand on this matter
which public opinion official and un-
official alike except for the Carran-
dstas have declared to be vital. The
opinion of ail classes in Mexico as re-
ported in the Mexico City newspapers
and transmitted to the state depart-
ment is for a prompt and correct set-
tlement of the petroleum question.
wQlch has been declared to be the key
to relations between the United States
newspapers and citizens espec-
ially those of the edoeatrd class
according to reports to the state
department nrge that becaose of
the recognized danger of inter-
vention Mexico at least protect
foreign Investments even If she
cannot stop the murder of foreign
Don rarlos Dufoo. the eminent Mex
lean economist asserts that foreign
canltal Is absolutely necessary to de
velopment of Mexico's resources be-
cause Mexicans have not the capital
to put Into the extensive enterprises
and would not Invest It if they bad it
In the face of these demands now
made publicly and declared to be Im-
perative Carranza's official circle has
no notion it Is said of protecting for-
eign capital In Mexico. This is borne
telephone message from Dan Carr
telling him ot the raid and or the
crossing of the troop following
3Ir. Carr did not know who the
homes were stolen from.
ItEPOItTS OF FIGHTING.
Reports In' EI Taso that the
American force had overtaken the
aiexle'ans and that righting was In
progress eon Id not be confirmed.
Xothlng was given out at dis-
trict military headquarters re-
garding the matter and a tele-
phone message from Fabens to
The Herald said that no shots had
been heard. Mr. Orndorff nsked
Mr Carr If there had been fight
tion with Austria Bulgaria and Tur-
key. Without taking up any other pro-
posed amendments to the treaty with
Germany the committee adjourned un-
Democrats Fight Amendment.
The Shanutng amendment Is ex-
pected by leaders on both sides to
develop greater strength than any
other on the senate floor. Democra
tic leaders say they nave the votes
to aeieat it dui tne Kepuoiicans pre-
dict that It will be adonted.
Besides the Polish treaty and the
information about the others under
negotiation the committee Toted to
ask for copies of the nrotocol regard
ing the Rhine occupation signed by
ine xsig ive powers and uennany on
June 16. These things the chairman
said he considered "absolutely essen-
tial to intelligent discussion of the
The senate foreign relations com
mittee m a determined effort tn
report the peace treaty before the end
of next week suddenly Interrupted
Its public hearings yesterday to begin
work today on proposed amendments
School Near Border
To Be Discontinued;
Bandits Are Feared
Due to the unsettled conditions
across the border the American
public school on the island south
of Fahens will probably be discon-
tinued during the coming term it
was announced Saturday by Miss
Myra. Winkler county school sup-
erintendent. It Is feared that the
safety of the children as well as
the teacher would be endangered in
case the school Is opened. The
Island public school is located a
short distance south of Fabens and
is only a few hundred yards north
of the international boundary.
out by the .following official statement
recently made by Ins. F. Vazquez
scnlafflno. cnier of tee petroleum bu-
reau of the department ot industry
commerce and labor:
Wonld Mexleanlze Industry.
"The steps taken by the petroleum
bureau have followed a program
whose main points may he summar
ized as zouows:
"To engage in a work of propa-
ganda and diffusion of all data re-
lating to the petroleum industry so
as to interest national capital and to
Invite the attention of Mexican in-
dustrial professional men and work-
men. In order that they may play an
active and Important part In the de-
velopment of this Industry making It.
In a short time an essentially and
genuinely Mexican industry."
This official statement which it Is
believed here was Inspired by Car-
ranza. connled with thA advfee nf t.nts
Cabrera secretary of the treasury.
urging tne supreme court to be In no
haste about considering the petroleum
cases now before It has aroused great
interest In official circles here.
The petrolenm case bow before
the Mexican supreme court are
there on the ndrlce of thr Ameri-
can state department. which
nsfeed the American oil companies
to conform to all the reonlre-
ments of the Mexican law step by
step from the .lowest eonrts to the
highest courts in the land.
FIND VALUABLES TAKEN FROM
ST. LOUIS MAN IN MEXICO
St Lonisi Mo Aug. it. Albert von
Hoffman of this city who Thursday
reported to federal authorities at La-
redo Tex that he had been robbed
ot J18.0W and jewelry valued at S26O0
by Mexican train robbers on arriving
here last night received a telegram
from a friend In Mexico Informing
mm tbe money and Jewelry bad been
ing and Me. Carr said he had not
Following the raid a battalion
of the 10th Infantry was sent to
San Elliarlo io reenforce the body
AUSTIN CONFIRMS IT
Austin Texas Aug. 21. The
Texas rangers accompanying
I'nlted States soldiers as scout
crossed Into Mexico today at Fa-
bens twenty miles south of El
Paso according to a telegram
from a ranger at that place to the
state adjutant general's office
here. The nature and purpose of
the expedition was not given In
Borah Johnson and Reed
Gain Recruits to
KNOX IS NAMED
AS THE LEADER
Former Secretary of Stale
Heads the List of
By DAVID LAWREXCE.
WASHINGTON D. Cl Aug. I. Out
in the open at last after nearly
tw . months of Jockeying for position
are the three separate factions la the
United States senate who differ on
what the foreign policy of this coun-
try should be in the future.
President Wilson himself has driv-
en senators I-to two camps those
who favor putting reservations In the
raltfylng resolutions and those who
would make such reservations a sep-
arate and distinct declaration of the
American policy somewhat similar to
the Monroe doctrine not binding pos-
sibly upon other powers but binding
upon the United States.
A third party hitherto confined
only to senators 'William K. Borah
and Hiram Johnson. Renubllcans. and
senator James A Reed. Democrat has
now risen and onranlzed. They are
eight In number. They constitute the
radical and irreconcilable opposition
to the peace treaty and league of na-
tions and would not be disheartened
if th whole document waxe defeated
aUfVit w&aesasaxy to negotiate a
Knox Tate Leadership.
Senator Philander C Knox of Penn-
sylvania has taken the leadership of
this group and with him are senators
Moss of New Hampshire; Frank
Brandegee. of Connecticut: Miles
Polndexter of Washington: A. B. Fall
of New Mexico and senators Borah
and Reed. Some Republicans were
Inclined to discount their Importance
at first when they were three but
they are eight an they may get an-
other convert before the fight is over
Senator Henrv Cabot Lodge. Repub-
lican leader has been embarrassed
by this group from the beginning. He
has attended some of their meetings
but more as a harmonize r than sym-
pathizer. He has-been unable to keep
them In line.
They bavr wanted to do all aorta
of radical tfclnjrs from pushing a
resolution to declare a separate
peace with Germany to a separa-
tion of the league covenant from
the treaty and the adoption of a
general resolution promlnlng Eu-
rope aid whenever emergency
They have Trailed and hauled at
senatorLodge while he has tried tc
steer a united uartv thrones the
shoals of dissension.
Raeh n Own Reason. j
The reasons are as many as there
are lndtvlduala In the groupeight
Fl-st. senator philander C Knox Is
former secretary of state and also
a former attorney general and as such
feels Qualified to his own leading. He
was accutcomea in nis day to call
senator Lodge to the denartment of
state and direct the chairman of the
senate foreign relations committee on
administration policy and his friends
and admirers believe blra not at all
unsusceptible of being struck by the
proven. ai iigntnmg that onngs pres
idential nominal ions to cane horses
Naturally. Mr Knor does not take
that seriouslv. but. nevertheless be Is
impelled to follow his own Inclusions
nnd to Interpret public opinion as be-
fits a man of his high prestige and
Second senator Frank Brand tre of
Connecticut Is an able lawyer and
possesses a keen analvtlenl mind His
colloquies with president "Wilson were
Incisive and sharp. His disposition Is
to be a destructive critic Throughout
his term of service he has rarely au-
thorized anv constructive measure.
but he has found a good deal of fault
with the proposals of others and has
brought about an amendment on many
things It Is natural for him to pick
the treaty and league to pieces and It
Is also natural for him to offer no
substitute but to put the burden of
that on others who are vested with
the responsibility. Also be Is persist-
ent and courageous. He will stick to
his position whether he deserts some
of his Intimate friends and colleagues
or his party altogether.
Johnson TjAOm Looms.
Third senator Hiram Johnson of
California came to the senate not
only after he was once a vice presi-
dential candidate on the famous bull
moose ticket but after a record as
governor that enabled him to carry
his state by a zSft.ted majority at
the same time that a fellow Republi-
can. Charles Evans Hughes lost out
entirely Mr. Johnson Is being boomed
for the presidency. Many progressives
In the senate say they would support
him. The California senator Is bias
ing Ms own trail and he Is consistent
He took his position before the presi-
dent came back from Europe and has
stuck to it without regard to any-
thing Mr Wilson has saM or done.
The opportunity to .go out he-
fore the country especially the
east where 11 1 ram Johnson lsnt
mo well known. In welcomed by
his friends as m splendid approach
to enstern Republican turn whlrb
somehow holds him responsible
for the presidential defeat of
Hughea In 1016.
of Washington Is another presidential
poaBioimy as viewed oy nis intimate
friends as Pacific coast newspapers
(Continued on page Z. column 4.)
FOREST FLAMES IN
MONTANA SPREAD TO
ARRIVALS FROM PARK REPORT
SEVERAL FIRES RAGING TRERE
Blaze of Considerable Proportions Said to Be in Tim
ber Bear Two Medicine Camp; Great Northern Train
Eeported Pour Hours Late Due to Picking Up
Tourists in Plight From Park Menaced by Fires.
DEVILS LAKE N. D. Aug. 23 A report reached this
city at noon today that the forest fires in Montana have
reached Glacier National park and that Great Northern
train No. 4 is four hours late due to picking up tourists
fleeing from the park.
Several Fires Burn in Park.
St. Paul Minn. Aug. 23. Persons arriving here to-
day from Glacier park declared that several fires were
burning in the park when they left. One of consider-
able proportions was in the timber near Two Medicine
Camp. Great Northern railroad headquarters here had
"no new information" it was announced.
DlfflT TURNSOVER 3 TIES IN
ELGIN RQAD RAGE; LITTLE HURT
ELGIN. HI Ane. S3. With Ralph
Mnlford the ranking- favorite the
IX ears were sent a war at 12:A1 p. m-
tedajr In the seventh renewal ot the
Elgin road race of 101 miles. The
course was over a daBgerons Co on try
road 8 miles long- The last mtaote
withdrawals were Percy Ford and
Arthur Morris whose cars eoald aot
be made ready for the event
Clltf Dnrant. of San Francisco one
of the favorites of the race and win
ner of the Santa Monica road - race;
turned over three tunes with his ma-
chine while speeding around. one ef
the treacherous tarns bnt escaped se-
rious Injury. A cut over his eye doe'
to a flying rock was his only mark of
tne sdiu. ins car was so Daaiy dam
aged however that he withdrew from
Mnlford Barns Up Speed.
Malford beean barnhur no the sneed
from the start. He covered the first
six laps 19 u miles In 38:59. Tom
Alley who was nresslnsr Molford.
cvered the same distance a mirAite
and 19 seconds slower.
Lhirant s mechanician. Fred Comer.
escaped with miner body bruises and
a smashed hand. The accident was)
caused when Da rant attempted to passJ
one or tne drivers and a rear tire
picked up a "Stone which struck hbn.
He lost control of the car. which
swerved off the road and knocked
Says This Region Has A Great Future
As Airship Base
riLAMON CUTLER. New York jour-
nalist and Georgia plantation own
er -enthusiastic airman spent Satur-
day In El Paso en route to California
Mr. Cuyler has with him on his trip
a historic flag taken across the
Atlantic in the British dirigible B-ll.
by the American naval representative
board. Mr. Cuyler presented It to the
officer in behalf of the Atlantic Con-
stitution and after it bad been taken
across the ocean. It was returned to
him. He has the flag with him on his
Discussing the dirigible Mr. Cuyler
"An inspection of the fabric cover-
ing the outside surfaces showed me
tnat it was made of a mixture of
American sea island cotton such as is
grown on the coast of ray native state
Georgia and Egyptian cotton. Silk
cannot oe used ror rne envAianes on
account of Its inablllrv to. withstand
the weather nor can linen be used be
cause it splits under the unusual
strain Incident to the structure ot
these craft. Silk and linen are lighter
than cotton but cotton alone can be
used ror It stands both weather and
To Crow Cotton Here.
"Mai. Scott the British nrnminibr
was deeply Interested in my account
of the extension of the culture of
American Egyptian cotton is the
southwest portion of our oottonbelt
the region from San Antonio through
El Paso. Arizona and New HatImi to
the Imperial valley of California. I
assured him that eventually he could
secure out here a staple that wovM
be bread to meet his requirements.
This I am sure can and will be done
and. sneaking to the cotton f antlers of
ths southwest they may res assured
mat wnen iney nave nnaiiy developed
such a grade rf cotton the price they
will obtain will be much higher than
that received for the best grades ot
American Egyptian because such cot-
ton will be a specialty grown mostly
on orders from the spinners who con-
tract .to supply " "loon and airplane
fabric which sell for much higher i -
price than any similar commercial
Kl Paso's Future.
"MJ. Sostt discussed the proposed
flight of the R-3t type over oar con-
tinent asrf said that the greater vis-
ibility obtained in the clear regions of
the southwest msde the use of a route
via El Psso rnost desirable. Incident-
down three telegraph poles before
stopping its wild flight-
Mllton Leads At Twelfth.
Tom Milton snatched the lead from
MnlfocH at the 12th lap approximate-
ly 9 tones. Milton had covered the
dtetintes) tn while Mnlford 3
Al Cotey withdraw from the rae
because of a broken connecting rod.
Today's race in 3S laps the cars
gettteg away 24 seconds apart was
for the Cobe cup and $8990 in cash
afurford was forced out of the lead
at thte SSth lap 206 miles because of
motor trouble. Tom Milton went into
first place with Arthur Kline second
Milton's time was 2:41:19. Mulfo'd
did not stop until his 178th mile wher
lubrication trouble forced turn to the
Urt or Drivers and un.
The following; list of drivers with ths
nuke of their cars was anneanced Is ad-
vmswe of tb race :
No. Driver Car
1 Cliff Dnrant cnevrottt
2 Percy Ford Harces
Paul Harvey ..
E. W. SchlUo.
Joe Thomas . .
. . .Hercer
jfmu ask oufit'a
Art KJne i-eamt
AI XMtey Ocra
And Cotton Center
ally the R-J. a sister ship is soon to
attempt the flight from England via
Kgypt to India. Prom my talks with
the major and his officers as well es
many American army and navy avi-
ators I am sure that the aviation 'u-
ture of the E! Paso rvsrion is verv
bright. Men well up In matters of
aerial defence declare that El Paso
is the "Suez of Ame-' -V and must
therefore be greatly enlarged as the
seeae of f-ture times In the air ser-
vice. One clever man called this city
the waist of the hourglass of Amer-
ica's future.' I agree with hltn and
any man can see that sine our dtir'-seems-
to run south and southwest
with the Panama canal as a half was
boas objective that El Paso will
the larsrest citv in this region.
Passenger Service Poor.
"I might say that the men who navi-
gate the air In such craft as the R-4
hold out but little hope of any early
development of passenger traffic in
! them. The intense cold of the R type
I a!t no heating devices can be used f"r
fear of fire: t' e rrotloa of the craft
and the cramped q tarters add to the
aiscomrorts. in the type the situ-
ation is one of greater speed but even
( Con tinned on page 3. columa S.)
-The Girl Alaska. -DUOO
"Redhead." Alice Brady.
"Hawaiian Singers" Mack Sen-
The Unpardonable Sin."
"The Fall of Barbary Coast."
""No Njme" The Baby Doll
"The Best Man" J. Warren Ker-
"A Reckless Romeo." Strand
The proved circulation of sftv
s The Bl Paso Ilerald Is nearly
s twice that ot any other 1 Paso
Os-0-. -O-cXxOO- 0-4O-
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