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II Paso's Rapid Growth
EI Paso, Texas,
November 16, 1910-16 Pages
'Official "United Stales Census.
population 1010 39,270
lopulation 1900 15,900
lopulation 1S80 ..10,338
Young Gates Drops $40,000
At Gaming Table In Night
Decine in Grain Is Felt All
Ow1 Country in Cheaper
EVEN AN AD A IS
Washington). O, Xov. 1G. Full
bins of cora 8Hc oats have had much to
do with the falfcg of meat prices in
Ike opinion of ncretary of agriculture
"It Is too soor after the election to
eeaaect politics with the decline In
prices,'' he said.' "The country Is full
of corn and oats:' that's the reason, fun
damentally, for -he lowering of prices."
CHICAGO JAYS IT TO CORN.
Chicago, I1L Nor.. 16. A bumper
corn cron-stilT unusually -neavy receipts
of cattie and hpgs at the stock yards
are -Iven by Chicago dealers as causes
of the general decline of food stuffs
over the country.
A decline in prices at the stock yards
was followed by a reduction of fresh
meats and staples. Commission men
here predict lower pricps still on every
thing except eggs, which, they say, are
The following shows some of the re
ductions here in the last week:
This week. Last week
? .05 $ .05 $ .06
Los Angeles, Cal., .Nov. 16. Lard has
dropped from IS cents a pound to 15
cents. Bacon and ham have fallen
off cent, but as yet this does not
affect the retail prices. The price of
the Thanksgiving turkey, dressed, is
87 cents a pound, which is 2 cents
higher than a year ago.
In TYew Orleans.
New Orleans, La., Nov. 16. Beef and4
Npork prices are lower on the :New Or-
Jeans market than for many months.
There has been a drop in the price of
beef steaks within the last 10 days
Tjf from 2 to 3 cents. Fresh pork is
selling at a decline of 4 cents. Chicken
and turkey prices dre off from 3 to 4
cents, compared with a year ago.
Fresh eggs are 27 cents, 5 cents low
er than last year.
Reductions In. Minnesota.
Duluth, Minn., Nov. 16. Reductions
In the price of pork, lamb and a few
grades of beef have been recorded in
the Duluth markets within the last
two or three days. Pork has dropped
from 23 to 18 cents apound.
Bacon is unchanged. Lambs have
dropped from 17 to 12 cents; veal from
14 to 12.
Smoked Meats Cut. .
Mobile, Ala., Nov. 16. Smoked and
cured meats; are quoted a cent cheaper
than yesterday. Turkeys are off 9
cents per pound, compared with the
same time last xyear.
Cheaper In Washington.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 16. In
the wholesale district the price of
ut-i liX? yecu HUUVV.U J . - -- --.
J cents a pound by tiie pacKers. jlx uio
same tiie the price of pork has gone Cllo.0.p4-in-n Thai WlVP Ol
down about 3 cents- It remains a prob' UggebUOU ULT, M Cb W-L
lem whether the reduction in prices
will reach the consumer. Retailers in
Washington have not heard of the do
"crease. Canadian Prices Irop, Too.
Montreal, Canada, Nov. 16. That
the Canadian market has followed
that of the United States in the de
cline of prices for meat was indicated
by reports of local packers and deal
ers. Barrel pork, which was $33 on Sep
tember 1, is now $26.50; hams have
dropped from. 22, cents a pound to 16
cents, and beef has declined more than
a cent a pound. j
Poaltry Cheaper. j
Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 16. Poultry
Is 3 cents a pound cheaper than last j
Pork Is Down.
San Antonio, Tex., Nov. 16. The
wholesale price of pork here has been
cut from 1 to 1 1-2 cents a pound in
the last few days and retail dealers
have consequently slightly reduced
prices to consumers. The price of beef
Beef Is Cheaper.
Fort Worth, Tex., Nov. 16. Com
pared with prices of a year ago, al!
cuts of beef are down half a cent a
pound while livestock on thehoof is
quoted from 10 to 15 cents lower ner
100 pounds. There was also a sharp
decline in fruits and cereals.
NATIONAL DRUGGISTS ELECT
NEW OFFICERS FOR- THE YEAR
Dallas, Tex., Nov. 16. The National
Association of -wholesale druggists this
morning elected the following officers:
President, W. J. Schlferlin, New
York; vice president, W. W. Latti
more, Columbus, O.; L. E. Lyons, New
Orleans; Adam Pfrone, Philadelphia;
D. B. Gilmer, Houston; A. J. Tap
ping, Peoria; secretary, J. E. Toms,
New York; treasurer, S. E Strong,
RIVER SEINE FALLS.
Paris, France, Nov. 16. The River
Seine fell slightly today.
WELL RIG BURNED
IN TO YAH FIELD
Toyah, Texas, Nov. 1G. All the well rigging on well Vo. 1 of the Texas
company wa destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. The. cause Is said to
have been from a stove- Twelve to thirteen hundred dollars' -worth of wire
cable and one large 40 foot drill stem were burned. The total loss i
officially stated to be near $5000.
The company will no doubt suffer a little delay as a result of this
While the drillers say the fire started from a stove, there Is a report that
the drillers struck another pocket x of gas, which could not be controled and
which, set fire to the derrick.
El Paso Man Invents Appar
atus For Using Fuel Oil in
The Heating Stove.
COAL $9 A TON;
OIL $1.50 BARREL
Crude oil will burn in an ordinary
sheet iron heating stove, such as are
bought for 65 cents at wholesale
prices. Of course there are other nec
essary appurtenances which will britg
the cost of a stove up to a bout $4
or 5, but it saves fuel.
Dr. Oliver B. Dawson, who has de
voted his time and attention to the
development of commercial industries
has demonstrated this at a small shop
lecated'at S06 San Antonio street, where
he has three of the stoves in opera
tion, oneof them an ordinary sheet iron
stove generally in use for burning
wood and heating rooms in El Pa;o
and the other two heavier metal stoves
vhich require longer to heat and inci
dentally consume more oil.
Mr. Dawson has in company with lfis
son, Willard, perfected th&se stoves,
but says that he Is not trying to sell
fthem, though he has applied for a pat
ent on the process.
Ordinary crude oil will not burn.
Mr. Dawson proves this by placing a
match to a quantity of it, but he
does demonstrate that it will burn in
a stove of peculiar construction. At
the top there Is a large plate with air
holes in it and at the bottom is a plate
of cast iron of similar construction
with about seven of these nipples, air
being forced through the top and bot
tom. This produces, he says, a gas
when the oil ,is dropped, one drop at a
time, into the stove, and it burns rega- :
larly. It can be lighted in two mm- j
utes and shut off in eight seconds.
A rntrnl tube, which passes through I
!,, t irnn PSpan nine, which car-
r;es off the fumes, serves as the feed-
er. in "back of the stove is a faucet
ha dine- from a can. This is turned ou.
I " ""
nrough" a ery small" p T 4nd
falls Into the stove which has be.u
converted into a hot blast furnace by
the air from below and that entering
Crude oil is w,orth 1.50 per barrel
in El Paso, and a little over three bar
rels equa a ton of coal, which sells
for ?9- There is no soot from the oil
except when the front door of a stove i
is left open, and cold air enters and
also at the time when the fire is first .
parted. There is no odor and Mr. .
Dawson savs that all carbons
hydro carbons are consumed when the
fire is burning properly. He says that
he has two stoves in operation at ni3
home, 1127 Magoffin avenue, and they
are proving satisfactory.
The inventor also says that there is
no danger from the stove and he
would like to have some one show
him how to produce an explosion.
MEN SHOULD DIVY
WITH THEIR WIVES
rrfmi'zp o TTrnnn Tiflhm
Leaders Visit the
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 16. "Women
have social equality with men now, ?
and political equality is coming, but i
we must also have economic equality.
The Housewives union would be a
good means to this end. It will do for
a starter, anyhow."
This is the expression of Mrs. Meta
Berger, wife of congressman elect Vio
tor L. Berger, of Milwaukee, the first
Socialist to to be electe'd to congress.
Mrs. Berger Is attending the conven-
tion of the American Federation of
Labor with her husnand, not as a dele
gate, but because she is aSocialist
and suffragist and attends all meetings
In which her husband has a part.
"Why shouldn't there be a minimum
.scale of allowance from the husband
to his wife?" she continued. "I think
it should be at least half of all he
earns. If a woman did not take full
charge of the home, man could only
spend half the time he does now mak
ing money. You see half his wages
really belong to his wife as his parc
Delegates Visit Brewery.
Because of a visit by the delegates
to one of the largest breweries, the
convention 6t the American Federation
of Labor held but one session today.
Before adjournment th- convention
will act on a recommendation of the
executive committee that the Federa
tion erect a building in Washington,
D. C-, for its own use.
Victor L. Berger, Socialist congressman-elect,
issued a statement today
denying that ,he is preparing a contest
against the reelection of Samuel Gom
pers as president, or that he is plan
ning to capture the organization for
the Socialist party. The Socialists,
however, are holding meetings to dis
cover how much strength they hava
in the convention.
Democrats Are Satisfied, Al
though First Legislature
Will Be Republican.
FINAL ROLL CALL
WILL NOW FOLLOW
Santa Fe, N. M., Nov. 16. With the
apportionment out of the way and noth
ing to do but to adopt the journal of
the past 20 days, the session of the con
stitutional convention last evening was
more hilarious, than usual, J. W. Cail
ders, of Texico, was In the chair and.
j there being no quorum present, he sent
out sergeants of arms to gather in
delegates from saloons, lodge meetings,
clubs and social gatherings and ar
raign thembef ore the bar of the house.
Being a Democrat, Childers read ter
rific lectures to his absentee Republi
can compatriots. Finally a committee
consisting of G. A. Richardson, A. H.
Hudspeth and A. A, Sedillo, was ap
pointed to scan and revise the journal,
of which 2500 copies 'nave been ordered
The apportionment of the territory
into eight judicial and district attor
neys districts, 24 senatorial and 49
house districts gave rise to a harmony
meeting in which the Democrats
headed by chairman W. B. Walton, of
the New Mexico Democratic central
committee, led and in which all the
Democrats except ' H. B. Ferguson'1
joined. ' '
No minority report on apportionment
was, brought in, as the Democrats ex -
pressed themselves satisfied witn the
concessions made by the Republicans
and one after the other of the minority
rose to pledge himself to work for the
ratification of the constitution at the
Republican Majority Sure.
While the apportionment assures the
Republicans a two-thirds majority in
the first legislature, yet, it is not a
gerrymander, the Democrats admitted,
out Dasea on me xaiu census ngures
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m.to eiht judicial districts. Tne com-
1 miTTack r-n rm1cinn r-Y"z-c?vr- rnrt -. rkfA-
amble and article, on executive, depart-
ment and name and boundaries and
these were adopted finally, the bound-'
aries adopted involving a boundary dis
pute with the state of Texas. The con
vention decided to have '"printed 100,000
copies of the constitution, one-half in
Spanish, one copy to be sent each voter
by the territorial secretary.
The -clause granting women the right
to vote at school elections was amended
SQ school district mar bv De
titkm of s0 neri.ent of its aualified
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work that now remains for the conven
tion isto adopt each revised section and
to sign ' the completed constitution.
Tliis may take six days more, as roll
call may be demanded' on each of the
300 sections, which will constitute the
The apportionment as finally adopted
by the convention is:
(Also District Attorney Districts).
First District Santa Fef Rio Arriba
and San Juan counties.
Second District Bernalillo, ,McEin
ley and Sandoval counties. "
Third District Dona Ana. Lincoln,
Otero and Torrance counties.
Fourth .District San Miguel, Mora
and Guadalupe counties.
Fifth District Roosevelt, Curry, Eddy
and Chaves counties.
Sixth District Luna and Grant
Seventh District Socorro, Valencia
and Sierra counties.
Eighth District Taos Colfax, Union
and Quay counties.
1st San Siguel, one member.
2nd San Miguel and Mora, one mem
ber. 3rd Guadalupe and Son Miguel, one
4th Rio Arriba, one member.
5th San Juan. Sandoval and Ber
nalillo, one member.
6th Rio Arriba and Sandoval, one
7th Bernalillo, one member.
8th Colfax, one member.
9th Union and Colfax, one member.
(To be a resident of Union county
and .to be elected by the qualified
electors of Union' Colfax counties).
10 Santa Fe, one member.
11th Taos, one member.
12th Valencia, one member.
13th Sierra, Grant, Luna and So
corro, one member.
14th Socorro, one member.
15th Torrance, Otero, Lincoln end
Socorro, one member.
16th Dona Ana, one member.
17th McKinley, one member.
ISth Otero, and Lincoln, one member.
19th Chaves, one member.
20th Eddy, tone member.
21st Roosevelt, one member.
22nd Quay, one meiriber.
(Continued on Page Seven.)
UNCLE SAM ON THE OUTS WITH CUPID
Mail Sent To Fictitious Names Vill Not Be Delivered
Cupid and Uncle Sam are at war. Of
course," nobody is sure of the outcome;
nobody ever is. But if Cupid loses
this time it will be the first time, yes,
even against Uncle Sam.
United States mails, everybodj-'s
mails, carry tons of valentines and
Christmas cards every season, thereby
assisting Cupid in some cases. But
Uncle Sam absolutely refuses to con
vey love letters under certain circum
stances. Hence, the war.
When little Miss El Paso steps up to
the delivery window and sweetly says:
"May I have my letters for Miss Ma
bel Jones" When really she is Miss
Alice Smith, of 467 Umpityump street,
little Miss El Paso may get them and
she may not the chances are that she
may not. If the. clerk knows her she
will be informed that she will have to
go before postmaster Smith, and, If
"By Joe's" Gambling Ap
paratus Exposed by The
Herold Seized by Officer.
TRIAL IS SET
The hearing of Joe Miller (By Joe),
who conducts the Hub bar, 411 South
El Paso street, and who was arrested
Tuesday on a charge of operating
gambling devices on information fur
nished by The Herald, will be called
in justice McClintock's court Saturday
morning. Miller, following his arrest
Tuesday by constable Montoja, gave
bond in the sum of $500 for his ap
pearance. The complaint was filed by
county attorney Bridgers.
The two nickel slot machines, which
Herald men discovered, were seized
when Miller was arrested and are be
ing held in the office of justice Mc-
Merchants Say the SocaJled
Suit Club Gambling In
Merchants, many of whom are mem-
I bers of the Retail Merchants' league,
j are complaining to the league officers
against the suit clubs which are be
'lng operated in El Paso. These clubs
are usually operated by a mail order
suit agent who sells chances on a so
called tailor-made suit at from to
?2 a suit. The suit club member
agrees to make a weekly payment on
Drawings are held each week and
a suit Is raffled off at each drawing.
If the suit club member is lucky, he
draws a suit the first week and pays
only the amount of the first payment.
A suit is drawn each week until the
less lucky ones have made the full
payment on the suit. This, it is claim
ed, according to the law is a form
of gambling, and is therefore Illegal.
The clothing merchants complaiJ
that business is belDg diverted from
its legitimate channel by this curb
stone business and they are asking
protection1- from it from their merchant
EENO TAX TO BE
RAISED IN JUAREZ
Willingness of Operators to
x Pay, Gives Officials a
Another wallop has Deen landed on
the nose of the keno industry, and it
is darkly hinted that another will fol
low. In short, the keno houses, which
cater almost entirely to El Paso trade,
are making too much money, and the
city of Juarez. wants more of it.
The national fiesta of gambling be
gins next month, and concessionists
who completed bidding at noon Wed
nesday threatened to demand keno
rights. This frightened the manage
ment of the two keno houses, and they
have paid $3000 each to continue run
ning through the month that the gen
eral gambling is in progress. Right
there is where they made a mistake.
Now It is said that if a keno house
can pay $3000 for one month during
"fiesta, it can pay at least $1500 for
an ordinary month. The present tax
is $300 a month, or $150 gold for each
house. Although no official state
ment nas been made, it is said to be
certain that the regular keno tax will
be raised to a material figure.
Bidding on the fiesta gambling, to
j be in progress as formerly in front of
the bull ring, ended with the purchase
of the rights by R. Crux & Co. for
$45,000. In addition 20 percent of that
sum goes to the federal government
in stamps. Last year the purchase was
made by Touche for $35,000.
The bidding which was made at noon
In the city council room before mayor
Portillo, was a tame affair. Crux is
associated with a large aggregation
of gambling promoters, Jacob Touche,
"the Turk." Jose M. Cordero, Mauriclo
Hazan and Felix Robert. , Attorney Fe
lipe Seijas was the only competitor,
reaching the $44,500 mark. It Is said
that one promoter was bought off for
TWO PLEAD GUILTY TO
Texarkana, Tex., Nov. 16. Joe Grim
ley and W. S. Stay ton, charged with
counterfeiting a large amount of dol
lars, half dollars and quarters, today
plead guilty in federal court here and,
probably will be sentenced tomorrow.
she be very young, she will be given a
The same thing applies if the sweet,
young thing tries to get letters even
in her own name at the general deliv
.ery instead of at her address the mail
will soon be held up and Miss El Paso
will be told tha't the letter will be de
livered to her house in due time.
Where there is reason to expect that
letters are addressed to persons under
assumed names, the very young misses
are not the only ones who will get Into
One prosperous looking man had re
ceived mall under the name of Smith,
or something like it, for some time.
One daj- an unsuspecting friend slap
ped him on the back- with a hearty,
"Hello, Jones: how are you?" This as
the Mr. Smith-Jones .stands at the de
livery window. The color of Jones's
face resembles that of a well-boiled
lobster. After the mutual friend's de
parture Mr. Jones is Informed that his
W H JIHHBHr!
TCi "m Hum ',i 4 mmmm3Bmw2r, r?5g5PHEi m
to rue sMK.
Charley G. Gates, son of "Betcher-mllllon" John W. Gatesr irk recently
lost $40,000 In one night at roulette and faro. This In ' the first plunge young
Gates has made into New York sporting life since his. operation for appendi
citis last July. His loss became knownn through the agency of one of the part
ners of the gambling honsc where hewag playing.
After playing n greater part of the night the play Was stopped by Arnold
Rothstcin, a well known gambler and when Gates asked the amount of his In
debtedness he was told $40,000- He Immediately wrote out a cheek for the
nmount.. Mike Shea, the other partner of the gambling house, accompanied
Gates to his hank, which soon opened, and cashed the check," which he immedi
ately pocketed and he disappeared. "Usfortuaately for "Rothsteln, Shea failed
to retnrn to 4Gth street, where the house was located, after he got the aoHey.
The next day he found Shea In one of the prominent hotels and demanded an
)f it hadn(t been for Shea's failure to return to the gambling house trith
the money, Gates's loss would probably never become public.
NOTED FIGHTER, COL.
FECHET. IS DEAD
Fought in Civil War With
Col. iSTeff, His Brother-
inlaw, of El PasO.
Champaign, 111., Nov. 16. Lieut. Col.
Edmund G. Fechet, U. ST A. retired,
died here this morning of heart fail
ure. Col. Fechet is a brother of Mrs.
E. W S. Neff of El Paso, Texas, and
a brother of Col. Eugene O. Fechet,
who is still serving in the army. Ho
leaves a son who is a captain in the
Deceased was 63 years of age. He
was born at Port Huron, Mich.
During the civil war he fought in
several battles side by side with CoL
E. W. S. Neff, now of El Paso.
Col. Fechet retired from the army
owing to disabilities sustained in the
line of duty. His retirement took
place on July 9, 1S9S, when he was
major of the sixth cavalry. Later he
was promoted to a lieutenant col
onelcy. Prior to retirement he had
served as second and first lieutenant
and captain In the sixth cavalry, hav
ing been appointed a second lieutenant
in that regiment on July 2S, 1S66, after
serving throughout the civil war in the '
He entered the civil war as a ser-
fteant in the seventh Aiicmgan inran- j
try in June, 1861, and became a second
lieutenant in xne same regiment a year i
later, later being promoted to a first
lieutenancy. Then he resigned his
shoulder straps and went Into the 10th
Michigan cavalry as a quartermaster
sergeant in October, 1S64, and served
in that regiment until the end of the
war, being promoted to second and
first lieutenants and finally mustered
out, November 21, 1S65, with the rank
of first lieutenant. Later he was
given (the captain's brevet for gal
lantry. July 2S. 1866, he was given
a berth in the regular army in the
cavalry branch and went " west into
''Smith mail" will be sent to the dead
letter office hereafter.
It seems that Cupid and little Miss
El Paso often play hide-an'-seek with
father and mother, and sometimes Mr.
El Paso plays the game with wife or
Miss El Paso plays it with husband.
Sad, awfully sad, but true. And right
there is where Uncle Sam comes in.
When the El Paso postmaster says:
"You had better get your letters at
home, my dear" that "my dear" only.
to the very youthful ones the post
master is backed up by a postal regu
lation. It is not considered proper, to
say the least, for little girls to get
their mall except from the postman or
the letter box, and it is not considered
proper for grownups to get mall un
der a name that was not given them at
So Uncle Sam, dear old Uncle Sa-n,
is awfully horrid to poor little Cupid,
which is not at all nice of Uncle Sam.
Is 'it, little girl?
the thiqk of the Indian campaigns al
most at once.
He was a famous indian fighter and
was in charge of the troops which
killed Sitting Bull while the inQian
chief was resisting arrest. The bat
tle occurred near Fort Yates on the
Grand river in- North Dakota on De
cember 15, 1S90. As Sitting Bull com
manded the band of indians that wipetf
out the Custer command in "Wyoming
at the battle of the Little Big Horn
iri1 1S76, thi? terrible slaughter waJ
4 REACHES NEW YORK. 4
5 New York, Nov. 16. The 4
steamer San Georgie arrived $
4 here today -from Naples and 4
5 Palermo and was- at once put
5 into quarantine. During the
$ voyage two deaths occurred, $
4 evidently from cholera and the $
$ steamer has a -sick list of nine, "?
! including several cholera sus- -r
4 pects. f J
LAWYER AND TWO FARMERS
CHARGED "WITH BRIBE ATTEMPT
Fort Worth, Tex., Nov 16. R. L.
Carlock, an attorney well known over
the state, and Tom Bradley and Will
Merntt. farmers, were todav indir-td !
in district court", charged with an at-
tempt to bribe jurors in a damage
suit. Carlock surrendered and made
siooo bond. Bradldy and Merritt we-e
already out on bond.
KING MAY CREATE A
FEW NEW LORDS TO
London, Eng., Nov. 16. King George summoned the privy coaacii to
meet today, presumably for the purpose of obtaining the advice of his
counselors regarding his course in the matter of giving premier Asqnlth
guarantees to Increase the number o f peers sufficiently to support the
government In Its policy -of reforming the house of lords. The sammons
brought together leaders of both parties. The cabinet also held sessions
King George arrived In London today and at once received premier
Astiulth. The postponement of the government's announced program and
frequent communication between the king and his cabinet have deepened the
Impression that his majesty may have refused to give guarantees of the
creation of new peers under the present circumstances.
The resignation of the cabinet appears more probable than a dissolution
of parliament. Extreme Liberal papers hint that king George has takes
sides v.lth the house of lords.
The Dally News says the resignation of the cabinet would mean a
monarchial revolution In addition to a revolution ot peers.
The earl of Crewe, secretary of state for India, and government lead
er In the house of lords, announced to the lords today that the government
would Introduce the lords' veto bill in the upper house tonight. This Is
believed to be the kind's suggestion and probably coincides with Mr. As
qulth's personal wish.
The earl of Crewe did not place any specific" limit on the length of de
bate on the veto bill, bnt said the government would later consider when
the second reading should be taken. Lord Lnnsdown, opposition leader, thns
scored the flr.vt point and dlsorganlaed the government's original plans far
an Immediate dissolution of parliament
(xuadalajara Women Claim
To Be Wife and Mother
of Texas Mob Victim,
Formally Offer Their Serv
ices to Their Government
to Fight United States.
Guadalajara, Mex., Nov. 16. It is be
lieved that Antonio Rodriguez, who
was lynched at Rock Springs, Texas,
was a native of this city, as a woman
who is mother to an Antonio Rodri
guez who wentto Texas to seek work
last August thinks it was her son who
Her name is Mrs. Francisca Estrada,
and she re'sides at' 7S6 San Felipe
street, and says her son left on August
29 for Texas to secure work and that
he was 23 years of age. She received
several letters from him.
Genoveva Rangel, who claims to be
the wife of Rodriguez, also lives in
this city with her little daughter.
Francisca, Hear the corner of Munguia
and Angulo streets.
A collection is being taken up for
the support of these women, and the
These Mexicans Excited.
At a meeting of political clubs at
Sayula, one of the principal towns in
this state, those participating passed
a resolution that they would be the
first to offer their, services Cf or mili
tary operations in the event of war
between Mexico and the United States.
i A further resolution was adopted.
requesting the secretary of war to send
instructions to all principal cities and
towns in the republic to teach military
Americas Sees. CohshI.
The Mexican government has broken
through the old tradition of Latin
American criminal proceedings by per
mitting 'the American consul at Guada-
I lajara to communicate with Carlos B.
Carothers, the' "American -who -was
placed under arest last week for kill
ing a 14yearold Mexican boy and
wounding a gendarme while defending
his home against uiotersy
The Mexican government has Issued
a decree granting to foreign prisoners
otherwise Incommunicado the right to
communicate freely and In person with
the resident consul of their own coun
try. This action will tend very much to
prevent friction and International dis-
f puies nereaiter m connection witn tne
arrest and trial of Americans in Mex
ico. FAKE STORY CAUSES
No Truth In Rock Springs
Story of Mexicans March
ing For Attack.
That the" Rock Springs excitement
of Monday and Tuesday was the re
sult of a hoax, is now definitely de
termined. There was never any band
of armed Mexicans marching on Rock
Springs from the vicinity of Del Rio
and the sheriff of Del Rio never sent
any such information over the tele
phone to the sheriff of Edwards coun
ty, as reported. Some irresponsible,
bent on causing trouble, sent the mes
sage, according to all reports. A. tele
gram to The Herald from Del Rio this
morning says. t
Del Rio, Texas, Nov. 16.
Editor El Paso Herald:
Any reports that may have emanated
from here regarding armed Mexicans
marching on Rock Springs came from
absolutely Irresponsible persons. There
was no foundation for such a rumor in
any particular. A thorough investiga
tion falls to find any trace of any such
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