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E! Paso's Rapid Growth
Official United States Census.
Population 1910 39,279
Population 1900 15,906
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Leader of Mexican Trouble
, Issues Proclamation to
NO HARM HAS
COME TO DIAZ
Mexico City, Mexico, Nov. 23.
There is no foundation for
the the rumor that harm has
befallen president Diaz.
Foreign minister Creel an
nounced today that president
Diaz enjoys good health and
deplored the circulation of un- "fr
truthful stories, which are in- 4"
jurious to the republic. Senor
free! said he had received no 4
news this morning: from the
l' 4'f 'l 'S'
Is Hanged In London for
Murdering His Wife Be
cause of Love for Another.
MISS LENEVE IS
COMING- TO AMERICA
London, Eng., Nov. 23. Dr. Hawley
Crippen today paid the penalty for .the
murder of his wife. Belle Elmore. Ho
was hanged in the courtyard of Pen
tonville jail at 9:02 in the presence of
a few jail officials and father Carey,
who had been with the prisoner all
Pale as chalk, with nis features
drawn and his limbs so weak under
him that he had to be supported to
the gallows, the condemned presented
north to indicate that there had j a pitiable spectacle as he went to his
Cuidad Porfirio Diaz, Mexico, Nor.
23. Francisco I. Madero has pro
claimed himself "president of the pro
visional government of Mexico," and
admonishes his followers not to com
mit any overt acts against Americans,
nor do damage to the property of for
eigners. Madero's proclamation is being gen
erally circulated today throughout
COL. YEPEZ SILLED
' EN" ROUTE TO PARRAL
Train Bearing Federal
Troops Fired Upon at
Parral, Mexico, Nov. 23. Every
thing is quiet here today, a second
train of troops arriving yesterday
from the third regiment, stationed at
Col. Tepez, who came with the
troops Monday when the soldiers were
iired upon by the insurrectionists was
killed He was 40 j-ears of age.
Col. Yepez was in command of the
12th battalion and while the troops
wer passing through San Andres, a
vollev was fired into the coach, kill
ing the colonel and two peaceful pas
sengers . Part of the rails had ' been
removed and the train could not pro
ceed. They returned to Bustillos,
where the dead and wounded were
left and the troops continued to Par
ral on foot.
MAKE A HOME RUSH
Five Hundred Buy Tickets
Here to Mexican In
An unprecedented exodus of Mexican
Laborers to Mexico has been in pro
gress during the past two days. The
National Railways office sold 500 tick
ets Monday night for the train leav
ing here for the interior. An equally
large number of the laborers are here
today waiting for the Mexican train to
leave. "While It Is customary for these
laborers to migrate to tBe land of
manana about the time of the first big
frost, the number that are now
crossing the border is far in excess of
any previous year's emigration. The
streets are filled with these Mexicans
and the union station is a junk shop
of their belongings.
Parral Is Reported Retaken
by Federals Guards On
Housetops In Chihuahua.
KILLED IN PARRAL
Passengers on the Mexican train
"Wednesday morning deny the report
that the troops and revolutionists are
fighting in Torreon. Everything was
quiet there when the train left, they j
say. and no further trouble is ex
pected. The same report is brought
from Guadalajara, although the federal
troops are said to be preparing to go I
over to the enemy at Guadalajara, j
which is considered a hotbed of revo
Two Americans were killed in the
Parral fights, the messengers report.
One was a mining man named Lawton
and the other was not known. It ii
said that they were not attacked, but
were standing in the door of the for
eign club when the fighting occurred
and were struck by stray bullets.
The town of Parral is said to have
been retaken by the federal troops and
is now safe for the government. Troops
irfl ia!nff tiicVii1 thorn n nrovpnt finv
further disturbances and railroad ?
communication again established. The
insurgents have fled from the town,
leaving their dead behind. These were
left in the streets, where they had
fallen Tuesday morning.
Passengers from Mexico City state
that while no trouble has occurred
there the Mexicans are nervous over
the outcome of the present outbreak
and the streets are filled with soldiers.
At Chihuahua the palace and the old
cathedral have been fortified with ma-
The scaffold was al- I cnine guns ana ine sireeis uuea wim
epeciai poiice ana soiaiers. ispeciai
guards were placed on ftop of many
buildings last night.
"When the fighting started at Gomez
Palacio, the police are said to have
laicOdown their clubs and badges and
death. The doomed man passed a rest
less night and seemed to lose all forti
tude as the end approached.
The gruesome work was soon done.
The black cap was quickly drawn over
nis face, the noose adjusted and the
bolt drawn. Crippen weighed 140
pounds and he was given a drop of
seven feet, death being instantaneous.
From the time a reprieve was re
fused, Crippen's condition was one of
agonized mental prostration. He would
see only Ethel Clare Leneve. the love
for whom, the crown asserted, was the
motive for the crime: his solicitor, Mr.
Newton, and father Carey. The final
interview yesterday with Miss Leneve
was most painful, and, already in the
shadow of death, the condemned man
made no effort to suppress nis emotion
upon parting with the girl.
Public executioner Ellis, who hanged
a wife murderer at Liverpool yesterday
mornincr. arrived in London on the
ready erected. A few tenements over- j
look the prison yarn ana to oar tne
tenants from a glimpse of the tragedy
a big canvass screen was put up before
the gallows. , Only a. small -group of
officials attended and every effort was
made to prevent morbid crowds,from i joined the insurgent forces in mak-
ff AT the insurrectionists are not in control of a single town which thejr took from the federal soldiers
or municipal officials in northern Mexico, is the positive information received here today.
Mexican federal telegraph wires are working into Parral. Torreon, Gomez Palacio and Chihuahua, and
messages from those places state that quiet has been restored and that any insurrectos who may have been in
the vicinity have vanished. Troops arrived today at Torreon from Guadalajara, it is reported, and some of those
sent from Chiliuahua when the trouble broke out will now be returned to that city, whereupon the natives and
Americans will breathe easier.
Mexican JSTorth Western officials report that all is tranquil at Madera,
Conditions are much more favorable today than yesterday, and show that Mexican government offi
cials were not boasting when it was asserted that it could control the situation. '
Reports from Coahuila are that Gen. Geronimo Trevino has a cordon of troops thrown in front of
Francisco I. Madero, the leader of the trouble, and his armed band of men, and it is believed that their capture
is a certainty. - ,
El Paso banks are only accepting Mexican checks "for collection." .
The El Paso smelting plant was advised Wednesday by wire from Aguascalientes that alLis quiet in
that city and the plant is safe. A letter from the Velardena plant near Torreon, reported yesterday as damaged,
said everything was quiet there on Monday. A letter from Chihuahua, dated Tuesday, said all was quiet there.
DEAD AT PARRAL
American Woman Is' Forced
to Shout "Viva
Two railroad men who arrived from
Parral Tuesday report that fight
ing was going on as they left, and
state that 1000 armed revolutionists I ago Miss Leneve, feeling her position
had possession of the plaza and had keenly, became impatient with tne
iratherlng 5n 'the neighborhood
The body probably will be buried In
quicklime in the prison yard. This is
the custom at Peutonville.
Father Carey, who visited Crippen
frequently, entered the prison at 6
o'clock last evening, to spend the night
with the condemned man. He walked
with Crippen to the scaffold. A local
paper caused a sensation by flooding
the city with placards that Crippen
had made a written confession. Every
one in a position to know denied this.
Ethel Leneve said: "I was the last
person to see Dr. Crippen. So far as
my knowledge extends, (he has not
mane such h, statement."
It is reported that Miss Leneve will
-leave today for America. xt is im
ported that she is going on the stage.
Sketch of Crime.
The execution of Dr. Crippen today
completed the criminal records of one
of the most sensational of recent mur
The brutality of the crime corrmit
ted by a 'man who had been known
as of a gentle and kindly nature, the
murderer's spectacular flight to his
native land, and the fact that the case
against the doctor was purely cir
cumstantial combined to make the
rragedv of absorbing interest not only
in England, where the murder was
committed, but as well In America,
where both Crippen and wife were
Crippen, slight in figure, was just
past 50 years of age. He was born In
Michigan, and after studying medicine
practiced In the United States and
Canada. In 1S96 he married Cora
Macmoktzie, of Brooklyn, a vaudeville
actress, whose stage name was Belle
Elmore. , They removed to London,
where the doctor engaged in dental
Origin 'of the Trouble.
Soon there was domestic infelicity,
due, Crippen alleged, to the attentions
his wife received from other men.
Then Clara Leneve, a prepossessing
woman 27 years of age, entered Crip
pen's employ as a ftypist. She sympa
thized with the doctor and the two
fell in love. Meantime Crippen and his
wife .were estranged. Nearly a year
GOVERNOR OF SINALOA
SA YS TROUBLE SMALL
That the revolt is only evident in of water. So that, too. was selected
secluded sections, and that the senti- by the trouble makers. It is true there
ment of the Mexican people is not with j was fighting in Gomez Palacio. I be
lt, is the assertion of Diego Redo, per- j lieve that the fighting has been con
sonal friend of president Diaz and gov- I fined to those points. There was no
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THROW STONES INTO RESIDENCES
TO RUFFIANS'S LEVEL
London, Eag Nov. 23. Rioting of suffragettes, which begun yetertfay
with an assault on premier AkquHIi. continued throughout the night.
Avanciug under cover of the fog at f 2:30 this morning the militant
hand circnmt eHted the police :iml iiiirmed Axqulth'.s residence in UoTrning
They hurled stones and nietnl iveights at the house, breaking the ulnB
In all the lOTcer windows.
Earlier In the night the ivomen xninvhctl the viindows in the hojncs of
Kir Edward Grey, orelSn secretary: LouIh Harcourt, secretary of state for t
he cn?onles, aad Wnston Spencer Churchill, home secretary.
Augustine Blrrell, the -retirtr eif secretary for IrelMud, is con!neil
to hl.i bed today as a resu'.r of Jiting Icicked and hit by the irate vmmeii yes
terday. Mr. Blrrell was -oumlfly beaten before he was rescued by the police.
One hundred and fifty-six women and two men who took part In y ester
ay's rioting were arraigacd in police court this morning.
Many were discharged, hut others were remanded to jail for sentence
Among those held was Mrs. f laverfield, daughter of lord Ahinger, who, it
Is said, promised to bring a reolvcr with her for the next demonstration.
ing the attack on the municipal pal
ace. The streets there are patroled
with soldiers and rurales and no one
is allowed outside axcept on urgent
Quiet in Parral.
A parral refugee got a telegram from
there "Wednesday advising that every
thing is quiet there and that tha stores
have again been opened and no moro
trouble is expected.
Woman and Babe Killed.
One nassenger on the Mexican Na-
j tional railway train arriving in El
I Paso Wednesday, stated that a Mexican
woman and her baby were killed by
the insurrectos at San Andres The
bullet entered her back, penetrated
the heart and came out through her
right breast, then went through the
baby's body, killing both mother and
Quiet in Torreon Monday.
E. P. Hughes, of this city, received a
letter from Torreon Wednesday morn
ing, dated Nov. 21, in which the writer,
referring to the trouble, says: "There
is absolutely no anti-American feeling
here. The insurrectionists are antire
electionists or Maderoites nd are but
few in number. Xo foreigners have
been disturbed and business is being
conducted as usual, no business men
being interfered with and the manifes
tations are altogether against the pres
ent government but amount to very
Demand for Houses.
Refugees from Chihuahua, Torreon
and Parral are coming to El Paso on
every train from Mexico. The advent
of the refugees has given the rental
business a boost as they are all look
ing for houses which they wish to rent
for the winter. A number of them ara
Mexicans who are not in sympathy
with the government and wish to get
out of the country before trouble starts.
WILSOX SEES XO HOPE ,
FOR THE IXSURRECTOS
Washington, D. C, Xov. 23. That
the insurrectos in Mexico are doomed
to defeat is the opinion of Henry L.
Wilson, the American ambassador in
the Mexican capital.
From that vantage point, with ac
cess to the reports received by the
Mexican government from its military
commanders and civil governors, and
with his private advices from the
American consular offices at points
where disturbances have occurred, Mr.
Wilson has reached this conclusion.
ernor of the state of Sinaloa, who ar
rived Wednesday morning In El Paso
on his way from Mexico City to his
home. From Mr. Pedo comes the "oth
er side" of the question. He says:
"Madero Is an ambitious man with
money but no patriotism. He has nq
past whatever. All his followers are
equally without character with the
exception of Dr .Gomez. He is even
higher class than Madero, but has lost
"They have merely taken advantage
of various natural conditions to pro
mote the trouble, which is confined to
certain places. We have had labor
troubles in Orizaba, a cotton manufac
turing town, the same sort of labor
troubles as you have in the United
States. There has been trouble there,
how serious I do not know, but a train
of soldiers left Mexico City the day 1
"About Torreon there are many un
employed, owing to bad crops and lack
fighting in Torreon.
"Regarding the anti-American senti
ment, there is very little of it. That
trouble In Mexico City was begun by j
an orderly demonstration of students !
against the Texas lynching. Seeing op
portunity to provoke bad feeling with
the United States, the revolutionary
promoters mingled with the students
and were responsible for every bit of
the destruction of property and the In
sults to Americans. Immediately after,
Americans walked on the streets with
out being molested in any war.
"I think that the best illustration of
the safety of the condition Is that Mex
ican values have not dropped. The gov
ernment is absolutely able to cope with
Governor Redo is accompanied by his
secretary, F. Garcia, his wife and his
sister. Miss M. Garcia. They will re
turn to Sinaloa by way of Xogsles. re
mairiing in El Paso until Thursday
FIGHTING NOT HE A VY
AT GOMEZ PALACIO
HEIXFOKCEMEXTS SEXT TO
KOERHERO TO HOLD TOWN
Brownsville, Tex., Xov. 23. Fifteen
troops from the fourth battalion al
Matamoras were sent to Guerrero, a
point 100 miles up the Rio Grande to
reinforce the garrison. The report Is
considered here by the Mexican au
thorities as indicating a grave situ
ation. The river on the Mexican side
in this viciniay is being closely guard
ed by cavalry, rurales and the cus
toms guards. Evers'thlng is quiet in
this region and no untoward acts have
ATTACK TOWX OF CAMARGO
BUT ARE DRIVEX AWAY
Matamoras, Tamaulipas. Mexico,
Xov. 23. More than 13 federal sol
diers and revolutionists were killed In
a battle in the streets of Camargo. A
band of 75 attacked1, the garrison but
were driven into the country after a
ARREST TEX AT ?l6.-
terey OX SUSPICION
Monterey, X. L., Mexico, Xov. 23.
Ten men from the state of "Coahuila
were arrested here and held on sus
picion of being connected with the in
That there was very little fighting
an Gomez Palacio and none in Torreon
is the statement of El Eco, a Spanish
daily paper issued in Torreon. which
published an extra Monday morning
covering the details of the fighting.
Gov. Diego Redo, of Sinaloa, brought
a copy of this paper this morning to
EI Paso with -nlm. Translated, its ac
count of the fighting follows:
Gomez, Palacio. Mex., Xov. 21. Last
night grave rumors were circulated to
which no one gave any credence, -but
all gere greatly surprised "at 2 o'clock
in the morning by the cries and yells
of groups of armed men both afoot and
mounted, who came forth from the
ruins of the ancient ranch of Santa
Rosa, situated at the extreme end of
tne city, where they were hidden.
The groups separated one of them
assaulting the warehouse of Librado
Garcia, close to the municipal offices.
Another group attacked the police
station, the police dispersing imme
diately. Then the men went into the
jail, released all prisoners and took
all the arms aisl ammunition they
could find, shot and seriously wounded
the chief of police and one of his men.
Another group went to tne city
pawnshop, and, breaking In the doors,
threatened to kill the clerks If they
did not turn over all the arms there,
and these were immediately turned
over to them.
Still another group went to the state
sub-treasury and demanded $5000.
Mariano Garcia, the collector, opened
the cash box and gave them Its con
tents, little more than ?S00.
At 5 in the morning a number of
revolutionists mounted on -norseback
atortoil inward Tnrrcnn whsrp thpv
were met by a troup of rurales. who
opened fire, the revolutionists turning
their horses and scampering for Lerdo.
MEXICAN GOVERNMENT BETAKES ALL THE
TROUBLED CHIHUAHUA TOWNS.
Torreon Has Not Been In Trouble and Gomez Palacio
and Lerdo Are Retaken From the Insurre'ctos
Parral Is Also Retaken and Fresh Troops Ar
riveVolunteers On Top of Chihuahua
Buildings With Rifles.
Thon .nom.n . : . -
. ..v..i A.iinC int tiii.iiixi.ry in two sec
tions aim a nerce ngnt ensued, during
which two were killed, one fatally in
jured and one prisoner taken, the pris
oner having a Winchester rifle and two
boxes of cartridges.
The government forces had one man
killed and one fatally Injured.
The federal forces pursued the rebels
as far as tne Tlahualilo cut. The fed
eral forces then returned to Lerdo.
where they were received in the Juarez !
plaza with shouts and praise from the
populace. Here they jailed their pris
oner. The dead were also left here,
while the wounded soldiers were taken
to the Torreon hospital.
All stores and busines buildings were
closed and all is quiet here as well as
in Gomez Palacio.
The federal authorities na.i a large
force of troops !n rese.v-i here and
tvere able to suffocate th - rvvolutin.
HAVE NO TROUBLE
AT VILLA AHUMADA
A letter was received by an El I
Pasoan from Villa Ahumada, Chin., j
Mexico, Tuesday, in which the writer
rays: "Every one here seems to be "
in a good humor and make light of !
any trouble about to occur. Really I t
do not know what to think, but the !
people here sem to be contented and do j
not want any revolution or any trouble '
at all. If there is anything going on j
on the quiet they surely do not show i
It In the least. Officials here do not j
appear to be excited in the least." '
Washington, TJ. C. Xov. 23. In response to a reuuest of the department of
Justice, vialcb. Is charged vith the respo nsihillty of seeing that the United States
Is not ued as n base or voir In connection vIta the Mexican trouble, the war
department today instructed Gen. Hoyt, commanding the department of Texas,
to respond to requests from the United States marshal for assistance of
troops In preventing violations of neutrality.
The government has ordered troops at Fort Sill ami other points to pre
pare for a trip to the border if ordered. Secretary Knox and senor de I.aBar
ra, Mexican ambassador, held a conference this morning; and the ambassador
assured Mr. Knox that Gca. Diaz -would quash the revolution in three days.
TROOPS RETAKE TOWXS.
Mexico City, Mex., Xov. 23, Four hundred revolntlonlsts -who took part in
the assault on Parral were repnlscd vri th a loss of IS dead, the inhabitants
withstanding the attack for many hours until troops reached the scene from
Chihuahua and Monterey.
Gomez Palacio vras retaken yesterday by the federal troops, according to
advices received here.
Three thousand troops viaich left here Tuesdny are expected to reach Tor
reon, Come Palacio. Lerdo and Parral today. It is believed here they will he
ample to cope Tilth the situation.
The recipients of the official information declare that Veracruz will be
captured by the revolutionists ivithin three dajs and that the revolutionary
movement Is sweeping northward. Top-eon has had no trouble with the insur
rection. ARMED MEV ON IIOUSTOPS.
Chihuahua, Mexico, Xov. 23. Members of the Chihuahua Rifle club art
lining the housetops here at nlcht "with rifles in hand ready to quell any dis
turbance. There has been no trouble whatever in this city, bet every precau
tionary measure possible is being taken.
AVhen governor Sanchez asked American consul Kenan to have the Amer
icans protect themselves, the latter replied that Americans protected them
selves against bandits in foreign countries, but inasmuch as the Mexican gov
ernment had declared the trouble makers to he revolutionists, the Americans
would look to the Mexican government for protection.
TROIBLE FEARED OX BORDER
Laredo, Texaw, Xov. 23. It is said on the best authority that 200 insurrec
tos are encamped about 30 miles from this city on the American side of the
river awaiting an opportunity to cross into Mexico. On the Mexican side Is a
body of ".Icxican troops awaiting the attempt to invade Mexico. The insurrec
tos are well aware that Mexican troops are guarding the crossing and may
await nightfall to make an attempt to cross.
Passengers on today's train from Mexico City stated that many officers
of the .Mexican army in the capital had been apprehended and documents
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LEAGUE MEETING. &
There will be a meeting of
the Retail Merchants' league
at the chamber of commerce, t
Friay evening, November 25, at
Every member Is expected -
to be present, as new business &
of great importance to ail
merchants will be introduced.
Several matters of esReciai
concern ito business men , will
be brought up.
That all Is quiet with the government rurales three Mexican women and one
forces In possession at Madera, but that Mexican child are reported killed. Word
- . , .
there was serious trouble Monday, is
the report received over telephone and
telegraph by George RutledKe, super
intendent of the local Mexico Xorth
Authentic railway reports tell of the
ditching of the troop train which ran
from Chihuahua when It was reported
that Madera was in the hands of the In
surrectionists. At a point near San Andres, the
train was thrown from the track, but
j none of the soldiers are reported killed.
Tne ties nai nccn removed oy tne
Also on Monday the insurrectos fired
into a passenger train running from
Madera to the city of Chihuahua. Xino j
W ednesday morning from Madera de
clared that all Was quiet and that the
troops were in command of the situa
tion. Q,LIET OVER CIIIHl'AHl A.
The situation in Chihuahua is indi
cated by official reports received by
mayor Francisco Portillo of CIndnd
Juarez- The reports, which come from
the city of Chihuahua and are dated
Tuesday, arc as follows:
AThe news is entirely satisfactory
from Torreon. The t'ty was defended
by citizens and authorities against
groups of revolutionists who attacked
the town for two days and at the ar
rival of the federal troops they dbi-per&cd.
"Ojinagn is quiet. The revolutionists
have not decided to attack that town
and it l thought that in a short time
all that region will be quiet.
"Guerrero will be helped today by
federal troops and within a few das
it is expected all the state will be in
T. J. Woodside. a Juarez customs
broker, is in receipt of a telegram
dated Wednesday from American con
sul James I. Long at Parral. It says:
'A!I was quiet here yesterday and to
day" Still another message was received
from Torreon late Tuesday night by
Edgar Held of El Paso. E. A. Schmidt,
a merchant there, said that all was
quiet sml that reports had been greatly