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El Paso's Rapid Growth
Official United States Census.
Population 1910 39,279
Population 1900 15,905
Population 1890 10,338
EI Paso, Texas,
November 21, 1910-.12 Pages
Washington, D. 0., Nov. 21. Brig. Gen. Ealpli C.
Hoyt, commander of tlie department of Texas, has been
instructed by the war department to hold his troops in
readiness to meet any call made by the governor of
Texas to preserve neutrality on the part of the United
States in connection with the revolt in Mexico.
Gen. Hoyt will notify the various post commanders)
to be readv for a call. I
Eort Bliss (El Paso), Texas, Nov. 21. Capt. T. F.
Schley, in command of the garrison at Fort Bliss, said
today: "TVe have received no orders whatever."
Col. A. C. Sharp e is away in California on a fur
lough and will return about Wednesday.
It is quite probable that if any troops are used,
thev will be from San Antonio, Laredo or Fort Clark.
Fort Bliss troops miffht be sent down to the "Biff
Ben" country, near Marfa, if there was need of them
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Country Much Excited.
AFRAID TO GO
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4 21. A regiment of infantry
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Rapid Progress On Panama Canal
IS DOUBTFUL, HOWEVER, OVER REPORT. OF
FIGHTING AT ZACATECAS.
HAD A GOOD YEAR
owr the National railways of ' Mt-i o to become a stat.
for villa -Ahumada, Chihuahua. j tion' of general int
Fleeing from Mexican revolutionists,
Tiicardo Carrata, commandant of tno
t seal guards of the second military
zone. Chihuahua, ana his aidedeeamj.,
Francisco Gonzales Hernandez, bot-i
Diaz supporters, arrived in El Paso J
Sunday 0:1 die delayed o. H. bunset ; Washington. D. C. Nov. 21. The
limited at 12:30 p. m. Showing fear in ,.Qr.o- w t
ovm- future of their faces and retiH-nnual rePort of ?overnc. . J
tn.L to an extreme' degree the men Mills, of New Mexico; was made public)
hastily entered carriages and were j today -and it is a valuable eucyclo
omen to a nocei. wnere xaey re.nai.itu Qff;rc nf that rrritorv sonn
until Sundav nisrhr. when they left ' "" --v- ' ' '
-. vlie iccoujuicuua-
lterest is that thre
Th r,or, otfr nCir?o7-..hJ at. be constructed a great nignwaj cun-
,.,,.., ,,-s. , i,r. far i',a thn nectinc at Colorado with the Ne.v
appearance of Hernandez, who was t Mexico Camino Real through tnj
raveling m his uniform, not having j United States to the Canadian bordir
been allowed time to change to I- j giving a through automobile and
Lilian clothes when he was forced rojwagon road from El Paso, Tex. on
-i r,.. ,; .,-,- ,i rov. r;- i th Mexican border, to Canada. The
cuircus ioute to reach his headquar- j governor says that New Mexico wul
ters ' j soon have the road completed from
Pas-enier wlio arrival 011 t? b- the Texas boundary to which El Paso j
lated train, stated that Carrata and. , county has already built a road, to the
' rieruandez boaroC ci- .mh.ca t J Colorado line.
Marfa Tex., where it was learned thai. IrriKtioa and Farming,
they had escaped w frpm t 3I?xico at Jn opening his report, the governor
Presidio del cr?T arriving '-in the refers to the progress made on the
United .ptai3s' at Presidio. They canfej "Elephant Eutte dam, the instalation
overlaad to Marfa, a distance ot 03 oC the big irrigation and says that
miles, and remained in a hotel until large irrigation, "works are now under
the Tra4tt-arr.Ived utiday ..mocning-- I construtctioji in. Colfax, San Miguel,
...e -juii rj&Iused.to state on -wlurt j San Juan, and Guadalupe couritiej
1 . v ij ey wre .detailed in the? jTVith" smaller enterprises being undes'--eastern
.part of the state of Chihua- j taken in nearly every county in the
tiie urn not think it i territory.
During the year only about 20,i"0
acres have been set aside under- the
&alc to return to headquarters over-
janj v. as itated'
Passengers on the train also staijJ socalled Carey act, he says
thy: .Murphy & Walker, who own xie
lpig'st hardware store In Marfa, had
receiied telegrams Saturday from
revolutionists in Mexico asking for 50
Coal and Timber.
Operations in all of the coal camps
have been actively pushed during the
year. New Mexico has the largest
nfles and ammun.tion, an order they ! coal measures of any state or territry
were unable to fill. ' m the union, and our production will
be expanded to an almost unlimited
extent as markets are found for the
Coal Mining Resources.
The coal mining Industry in Xey
Mexico has been very prosperous dur
ing the past fiscal year, the produc
tion tiaving been greater than in a-y
pieceding year, greater increase
than heretofore shown. The gross
production was 3,293,486.41 toas
amount used in operating tne
ial Eeport of the Coin- ' j fiH8llfSBri&M 'wIJi
imsiori'": Shows,, iett(;; " fJfffiM
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Rumor Has Several Hundred Killed at Zacatecas Re
ports of Fights In .State of Coahuila In Which Many
Are Killed Madero Seen Near Carrizo
Mexican Killed for Shouting for Madero.
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T Wl, IlIO DEMES REPORT Or A CliASH OX
4 THE BOltDER; AR3IED MEXICO'S XEAR.
4 Del Rio, Tex., Xov. 21. There is no truth In tlie reported clanli
4 near here lietwcen Mexicans and Americans. Fifteen Mexicans, Tvear-
4" ing American clothes and armed, were sighted near here oh this Ie
. .of the river Try guards yesterday, hat later disappeared Tvitheat a
4" A scouting party Is how out and vrlll return tonlarht
San Antonio Understands
El Paso Diplomat Is to
Bo Stationed There.
San ntonio. Texas. Nov. 21. Anr
tonio V. Lomeli. Mexican consul at TA j mines 3S.553 tons; approximate j
Paso, it is reported here, has been i amount of unwashed slack and coal 1
made consul general and will be sta- j sent to coke ovens, 802,676 tons; net
tloned at San Antonio, his jurisdiction 1 tonnage of coal shipped to marke',
to Include all southern Mexican con- j 2,433,733. 9S tons; estimated valu- of
hulates, the Mexican government con- 1 net product at the mines. $3,503,904.91.
sidering it necessary to have a consul
general to supervise the Mexican bor
der consular service and the other j Increase of gross production over pre
Mexican consulates in the south
These figures show an increase of
jross production of 512,396.59 ton?;
j ceding fiscal year 18.42 percent. The
j increase of' net product of coal ship-
pea xo mantei was -100,003.30 tons, or
24.99 percent over the preceding fiscal
year. Increase in value in net tonnage
of coal shipped to market $744,478.66.
In addition to the coal shipped 397,-
Mr. Lomeli has received no word, of
Ms reported appointment as consul
general at San Antonio. He discredits
any such report unless it comes from
Mexico City, and believes he would
receive first notice of any change of I 102.10 tons of coke were shipped, tim
location. value or which was $i,ib3,96o.62, or a
Sunday's San Antonio Express savs ftotal value of coke and coal shipp -d
that the consulate rreneral is to hfi 1 amounting to $4,693,870.53, an increase
created, also that New York and San ! in vIu.e,..ovtr the Precedin fiscal year report says
Washington. D. C, Nov. 21. Signs
that the Panama canal is moving rap
idly along to completion are contained
in the annual report of the Isthmian j
canal commission for the, year ending 1
June 30, 1910, which has just been made
j The construction of the lock gates
j has been contracted for and will be
j completed by June 1, 1913. These con
tracts entail a cost of $o,34,44.SZ.
There will be 46 gates :n all and. ac
cording to the contract, the work of
ereerion at Gatun is to begin on Jan-
j uary 1, 1911, and to be completed on
February 1, 1913; at Pedro Miguel the
work of erection is to begin March 1,
1911, and to be completed May 1, 1912;
and at Miraflores work is to begin
January 1, 1912, and to be completed
June 1, 1913.
The Cost So Far.
Of the $375,201,000, which it is esti
mated is will cost to build the canal,
there remains only $127,199,531.42 to be
appropriated. The total classified ex- j
penditures for canal -work to June 30.
1910, amounted to $191,25S,113.93, of
which $31,188,426.37 were the net ex
penditures during the fiscal year cover
ed by this report. Of the total classi
fied expenditures to June 30. 1910. $25,-
Scenes along the Panama canal r oute and photograph of Col. George
AV. Gocthals the chief engineer of the commission.
At the top is a vie wof Bas Obispo Cat and below Is a picture of Cule
bra, showing the administration building to the left, the hotel to the right
and the Y. M. C. A. clubhouse in the c enter.
AMERICAN AND TAMIL Y
HAD DYNAMITE IN HOUSE FOR MINING
JAILED IN CHIHUAHUA
Eagle Pass, Tex., Nov. 21. Advices
today fail to confirm the report that
500 persons were killed In a pitched
battle at Zacatecas, Mexico, Saturday
night. lieports from Mexico City state
no word of any disorder in Zacatecas
has reached there.
The report is generally believed
here to be a fake, for it seem; strange
that the news of such a battle should
be received at Eagle Pass and no
where else, yet many rumors from
Mexicans claiming to know state that
400 were killed there Sunday and Sun
Fight at Hermanez.
Reports are flying thick and faat
hereabouts, however. A report was
received here this morning that ?n
outbreak by revolutionists took p'acs
at Hermanez, 100 miles south of here
last night in which four citizens and
two- policemen were' 'injured. The
demonstration was of short duration,
as the street quickly filled with sol
diers and "thlT erbwef" dispersed shoutP'Vl'varMade'rd'
ing "Down with Diaz." Several shots
were exchanged but the men wer,e in
jured when officers and soldiers
charged the mob. The town is now
quiet and -it is believed there "will ce
no further outbreak, according to reports.
It is also stated here today that a
disturbance is in progress at Guerrerc
in the state of Coahuila and that mora
soldiers have been rushed to the
Federal troops are now in control :n
Guerrero exercising martial law.
Guerrero is about 50 miles from Co
tulla, Tex., in a western direction, an I
is in the district to which Franel3-o
I Madero, the alleged revolutlonar'-,
was making his way when he was last
seen in Texas. The Madero estates lie
in that part of Mexico.
A party of Mexicans eluded the cus
toms Inspectors last night and suc
ceeded in getting Into Mexico at the
j ford across the Rio Grande about 20
l miles below Eagle Pass. Julio Madero.
supposed to be a son of Francisco Ma
dero, arrived In Eagle Pass last night
at midnight by private conveyance and.
1 registered at the Dolch hotel .
Judge VandervooTt came in last
night from Carrizos springs, and
States that he saw Francisrr T :Tnr!frr
i near Carrizoz springs. Saturday night.
l! Mexican rurale leQhis better judg
ment slip yesterday evening near ib.2
barracks in C. P. Diaz and yelle.1
An -officer promntlv
rau a. sword through him.
C. P. Diaz is quiet and every officer,
soldier and citizen- is on the lookout
for immediate trouble.
Mrs. Madero and a corps of nurses
are expected to arrive here tonight on
the regular train.
MA Y DO ACTIVE DUTY
Francisco consulates are to be raised! ?77S;758.59. or an increase in value; "The total amount of the material s Vn the Oman's face s soon as
to consulates general. The Exnress ! ' al min Products of 19.79 pw- placed in the dam during the f Iscal j as ir ithe womar is face As on as
n-trc that T.nmolf 4c. tn hu In nlrnr I Cent.
San Antonio. j The lumDer business in the territory
nas Deen prosperous during tne Jasf
12 months. There Is a general demand
for railroad ties, and the prices havo
gone up considerably.
Great Xatural Hlgh-rray.
Several of the counties in the terri
tory have appropriated considerable
sums of money to be spent under tne
supervision of the good roads commis
sion in improving their highways. The
most important work of road building
done under our supervision during tha
year is the Picacho Hill road from
Roswell in Chaves county to L.incol-1,
MEXICO ON ELORDER
Marathon Excitement Quiet
Marathon Texas, 'Nov. 21. It is re
ported that a large number of guns
and much ammunition went from here
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TWO BOLD ROBBERIES
ANOTHER OCCURS ALSO AT DA WSON
STIR UP TUCUMCARI
The Banco de Minero, f the biggest
banking institution in the state, is
being closely guarded by a dozen
rurales stationed in different parts of
the building and on the streets out
side. It is stated. The steel curtains
were tightly drawn Saturday and left
that way over Sunday, the Americans
from Chihuahua say. and every pre
caution taken to protect property In
case a demonstration was started.
Women Kept Off Street.
Letters have been received from Chi
huahua telling of the precaution5? ta
ken Sunday to prevent trouble. All
American women -were notified -to -keep
off the streets during the entire day,
letters from there 'say." Th'e" women
were told that, while they, w.ould be'
DrOteeted. thei- COllld nnt h nrBvontoil
year was, dry fill. 2.577.234 cubic yards, j "e engineer returned from his run, from belngr 4nsujted by tne ,natlves
,ctlmn n oo nrnhPompitr.mMtllie was arrested upon alighting from . who have stronr AmPrin hntr-.i
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plus 25 percent swell, and hydraulic fill "i& " , 'VT """"" ,JO". , I advice vvs" followed and during
2,933,175 cubic vards, estimated on bor- out bein& to1? he rf.as,0n- T1Je rail,rX)ad J the entire day Sunday no American
row pit measurements, less losses as- officials and influential Americans have WOmen were seen on the streets and
certained bv cross section when prac- been making an effort to have, the only a few American men it is stated.
. .- - ,. I fn.TTiIK- liberated.
ticaDie. ine average cost, lor me iasi,
six months of the year for the dry fill, j ., Situation Serious.
including plant charges and division The raLlrP,ad men'say .that the Sltua"
expenses, was 28.19 cents per cubic tio in Chihuahua continues to grow
3'ard: for the wet fill on the same ba- more serious. Many employes of the
sis. 32.54 cents per cubic yard." railroad shops at Chihuahua are in
The work of excavation was serious- sympathy with the anti-government
' movement, the American railroad men
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J 699,450.81 were for plant and equip
ment for construction work, of which
$4,388,511.55 were expended during the
Great Gatun Dam.
In speaking of the Gatun dam, the
Because his brotherinlaw, a mining
man, had half a box of dynamite at
his home, engineer Alarcon, of the Chi
huahua division of the National Rail
ways, together with his wife and chil-
j dren, was thrown in jail at Chihuahua
last Friday, according to ' American
railroad men coming out of Mexico.
When the city of Chihuahua was
j searched for ammunition and arms last
week, the dynamite was discovered in
the home of Alarcon, who was out on
his run between Chihuahua and Jime
nez at the time.
Police appeared at the door of the
Alarcon home early Friday morning,
according to the story, and ordered
Mrs. Alarcon to accompany them to
jail, the police flourishing their fire-
TTashingtbn, D. C, Nov. 21. Belated , ble to prevent violations of the neu-
telagrams reaching the state depart
ment from officials in Mexico mention
certain and various -revolutionary dis
turbances, but all agree in one respect.
is strong enough to. repress the revolu
The newspaper Paix has been pub
lishing violent and incendiary articles
and ambassador Wilson says it proba
It is said at the war department that
Gen. Hoyt, in command of the depart
ment of Texas, has received no instruc-
and that is that the Diaz government tion from the department for the dis
position of his forces, but he is simply
acting under the department's injunc
tion to rigidly execute the provisions
of the neutrality laws. Ir is tfelieved
the federal troops in Texas are ample
bly will be suppressed. I to meet any emergency along the bor-
The authorities have not relaxed j der. Soldiers available for immediate
their vigilance and it is believed no j services are stationed at the following
further trouble will occur. Special dis- j points: Ten troops Third, cavalry and
patches received in Mexico City from t the entire regiment Twenty-second In
many places, including Veracruz, Pu- ! fantry and three batteries of the third
ebla, Pachuca and Orizaba, said that ev nfleld artillery at Fort Sam Houston; a
erything Is quiet in these cities. Two battalion of the Twenty-third infantry
mine bosses were arrested in Pachuca at each of the following posts; Forts
for revolutionary tendencies. j Mcintosh, Clark and Bliss; two troops
It is evident from the activity of ( of cavalry atJ?ort Huachuca, Ariz., and
American consuls near the border and j one battalion of the Eighteenth infan
other officials that the Touted "States-try -at Whipple Barracks, Ariz near
government is doing everything possi- I Prescott.
RIVER SEINE FALL1XG.
REYESMA Y LEAD REVOLT
Paris, France, Nov. 21. The river
Seine is falling slightly again today.
The flood has cajused heavy losses,
hundreds of persons being obliged to
abandon the houses bordering ori the
Nothing Doing In the Moon Eclipses;
Sun Is to Hide Tupiee Next Year
Tncuracarl, X. M., Xov. 21 Two daring holdups in two nights have
.stirred Tucnmcnri by their boldness. A masked desperado entered the Lobby
cafe, owned by Kirkpatriclc & Barclay, and while several people vrere In
tke cafe, held up Kirkpatriclc and secured $112. Kirkpatriclc was at the
g ask reRster and the robber had hi m covered before he conld make a
botc. The robbery occurred about 9 o'clock at night.
This morning at 1 o'clock Fireman Reidell of the Southwestern was
held up by two masked men and robbed of $48 and a watch. Reidell was on
bis way to mail some letters, when the men accosted him near the laundry.
The men wore red baadana handkerchiefs over their faces.
DAWSON POST OFFICE ROBBED.
Dawson, N. M., Nov. 21. After dynamiting the postoffice here, bur
glars robbed It of several hundred dollars The building was burned to the
ground and it is not known how much money was secured.
Sheriff 1". I. Daade gathered a posse and they are scouring the country
- ' men.
Star gazers of El Paso are doomed
,to disappointment next year. Mister
Dooley says, Th' Dimmj'crats did Jt."
Roosevelt doesn't believe it is so, but
nevertheless they are to be disappoint
ed. Almanacs for 1911 are out and Prof.
Star Gazer says that there is not to bo
a single eclipse of the moon, not a
solitary one, whereas usually there are
three or four each year, nothing do
ing since the Halley comet missed tho
earth by a few million miles and went
on its way with its tall hanging behind
like the proverbial old.cow.
While the night features of the sky
program are not billed for 1911, there
will be two performances by his ma
jesty, king Sol, which promise literally
to eclipse anything heretofore at- j
tempted, as the circus advance agent
would say. -
Will Be Seen Here.
Really and truly, though, according
to the advices givenout from I he Out
look and Lookout office of the prln- 1
cipal astronomers of the present day
and age, Mr. Sun will hide his face
.for a time on April 28, not April i.
Down here in the southwest this will
be visible, but our northern and east
ern brothers will pine in vain for any
heavenly phenomena on that day.
In October, on the 22nd dar, to be
exact, there will be another eclipse
of the orb of day, but it will not be
visible in the United States because
Sol does not wish to hide himself so
often in our country. He will go on
a vacation in other lands and allow
the earth to cast a shadow over him
for a while.
The astronomers and oth.er telescope
artists who worked over time while
Hadley's comet was ddlng stunts In
the sky and frightening ordinary
mortals out of their wits with the fear
that it was going to strike this mun
dane sphere, are going on a vacation.
May See Other Things.
Possibly some of them will climb the
top of some high mountain, cast their
glances back to these United States
and endeavor to secure a glimpse of
the political situation. Maybe some
of the glasses will be trained on Blue
Point, formerly Oyster Bay, and en
deavor to determine whether or not
there are any flies on the lord of tho
Some of. the spy glasses will beai
rected toward the convention halls
where the Arizona and New Mexico
constitutional delegation congregated
this year and perhaps two more stars
may be discovered In the American
flag. That will certainly be some
recompense for the men- of the sky
who will also have many aeroplanists
to watch in their dare devil, death de
fying dips, dives and dances, through
the filmy atmosphere, but alas the
milky way will be no more milky than
formerly, and the stars that shine will
merely shine and a few of them drop
from their places to others more se
cure, but they will not hit old mothe
earth this coming year.' The almanafc
says so, and the almanacs foretell
everything except politics.
Eagle, Pass, Tex., Nov. 21. "General
Bernardo Reyes is coming." Tthat's the
whisper that has gone with telegraphic
swiftness up and down the Rio
Grande. If it Is true, and many Mexi
cans assert that it is, It means that
the revolutionists have at their head
a man superior in military training
to any other man in Mexico, not even
excepting president Diaz himself.
General Reyes, once a business
friend of president Diaz, Is now said
to be an exile from his country. He
was sent a year ago to Paris on a
"military mission." Since then no
word has come from him until to
day, when the cautious word was
sent from Matamoras to lias Va
cas. It was reported among the Mexi
cans that he will reach Eagle Pass
within 10 days.
Reyes was governor of Neuvo Leon,
that hotbed, of revolution in Mexico.
. During the last campaign for president
n. .ucaiwu, bujiie ut. uis uuimrers pro
posed his name as vice president. Sub
sequent events appeared to prove that
Reyes, while avowing .perfect amity
and friendship for Diaz, was plott'ng
hos downfall. Adherents of general
Reyes openly assert that he is now
foat loose and has a strong following
in all parts of the republic.
Reyes was forced to resign as gov
ernor of Nueva Leon because of h'
candidacy for the vice presidency a"d
his opposition to Corral, and Migt.
Cardenas, governor of Coahuila, was
made to resign from that post because
he was friendly to Reyes. Reyes was
then sent to Europe.
MEXICO MA Y RAISE
BIG ARMY AT ONCE
Mexico City, Mex.. Nov. 21. It is re- J battalion should continue in the ser
ported that the government is consid- ' vice In Tepic.
erlng the matter of enlarging the army 1 Confiscate Rifles.
to enable It to have troops enough to In the city of Pachuca 50 rifles and
place wherever they are needed. j 5000 rounds of ammunition for thm
The fifth battalion was to have ' have been confiscated,
marched to the port of San Bias, in ; The " arms and ammunition seized.
Tepic yesterdav aid to have taken so far represent an outlay possibly of
transportation aboard a warship that . some 56000 or SS000 in all. Who has
is in the harbor of San Bias to trans- furnished these funds? That will, pur
port them to Mazatlan. But at the haps, come out Mater. But suspienrn
last hour a counter order arrived- from points to Franclcso I. Madero, or soma
the minister of war stating that thl one in close touch with him.