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EI Paso's Rapid Growth
Official United States Census.
Population 1910 39,279
Population 1900 15,906
Population 1890 10,338
EI Paso, Texas,
November 24, 1910-10 Pages
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MS MUTINY AND
That Alberto Terrazas, president of
the Juarez Jockey club, yon of Gen. Luis
Terrazas, and brotherinlaw of Enrique ,
Creel, Mexican foreign minister, a Chi
huahua state politician and cattleman, i
has been named governor of the state ,
of Chihuahua, is a rumor that has gained
considerable publicity in El Paso and
It is the result of a statement to Fe
lipe Seijas, a Juarez attorney, by a
fnend from Chihuahua, that governor
Sanchez, who has been in office several
months, is to resign and go to Europe.
The legislature, which is m session in
Chihuahua city at present, can name a
"successor for Sanchez.
Matt Winn, secretary of the Jockey
club, stated Thursday that he had heard !
Terrazas was to be or had been named i
governor of Chihuahua, but that he had '
been unable to confirm the rumor.
Although it is announced that govern
or Sanchez is resigning voluntarily, it is
also rumored "that his attitude in con
nection with the present trouble in Mex
ico, as regards Americans, has had some
thing to do with the proposition, and
that president Diaz asked for the resig
nation. When Enrique Creel was made minister
of foreign affairs, he retained the title
of governor of Chihuahua and Sanchez
has merely been the acting governor.
Young Terrazas is a brother of Creel's
' A rumor has been circulated in Juarez
that Terrazas has been appointed gov
ernor of the state, but no official notifi
cation of such action being taken has
been received by the authorities in
Hie Janeiro, Brazil, Xov. 24. The crews of ivro battleships of the Brazilian navy mutinied yesterday,
They turned the gnnj on the loyal ships and also threw a few shell into the city. Several officers were killed.
The fighting continued throughout the night, but the revolutionists' remained In possession of the two vessels.
Today the battleships with their mutinous crews were anchored outside the liar, awaiting action by the
N Congress has been summoned in .session this afternoon to deal with the situation.
It Is officially stated that the trnble is not of a political character bolmle Is not of a political character b
force certain concessions from their officers. For some time the men have been agitating for more pay. They
also objected to the practice In the navy of inflicting corporal punishment.
It is reported that the captain of the battleship Minns Gereas was killed.
The mutineers expect congress to pass a measure this afternoon granting Mhem amnesty.
If this be done the trouble will he ended. Should congress refuse amnesty the attitude of the revolutionists
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Torreon, Mexico, "Nov. 24- All is quiet here and at Gomez Palaclo. Xot a
shot has been fired here and the reports that the town had surrendered to
revolutionists is baseless. The only fighting in this vicinity occurred at Co
rner. Palaclo last Monday when the rural police put to rout a band of looting
In the engagement .seven rebels and six defenders of the town were killed.
The report that 300 insnrrectos are within a few miles of Torreon has not
Five hundred Mexican troops are In the vicinity.
There Is no ironble In the states of Durnngo, Zneatecas, Srnoloa or Aguas
The excitement caused by the outbreak is subsiding and today business
Ib this territory has been resumed.
The 20th battalion from Mexico City passed through here this morning
5 hound for Parral, where there has been trouble.
Entrance To Rio Janeiro Harbor
and One Of Ships In Rebel Handi
Phoenix. Vrfz.. r. 24- Four companies of the 13th infantry from "Whip,
pie barracks have left for Phoenix en route to Xogale. They wil leave Phoe
niv. tomorrow for the border. Nothing was known here of the order until
the Southern Pacific cars requisitioned- Reports of revolutionary activity
iji Sonora heretofore received have secured no notice
Bisbee. Ariz. Xov. 21. Instructions
have been received by the local police
to strictly enforce the neutrality lav
on anj occasion which may arise from
the political situation in Mexico. Qu;et
prevails here araon Mexicans, not
withstanding the fact that news from
their country is causing- lively discus
sion. It appears, from an investiga
tion, that the majoritv of local Mexi
cans are strongly in favor of Diaz.
Nothing new is reported from Naco
and immigration inspector Burnett,
who resides there, has stated that
everything is 'quiet. No disturbance is
expected to take place in the Naco
sarl district according to J. S. Wil
liams, manager of the PhelpsDodge
A Vnining- man who owns consider
able property in various districts in
Sonora and who doe not wish his
name to be made public, said yester
day that he does not believe any trou
ble will ocaur in the northern part of
Sonora. l$e added mat in traveling
through tie Arispe and Ures districts
he saw that Americans engaged in
developing mines were armed and
watching their Mexican help, holding
themselves ready for defense in case
any anti-American movement would
break out "There is no talk as to
who has to run the country in those
mining camps," said the party above
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That there Is nothing in Mexico that can be called a "revolution" at present
Is a certainty. That there is trouble or his been, is undeniable, but no "revo
lution." Tuesday, conditions looked rather serious. Insurrectos had taken
several towns in Chihuahua and Durango and many troops were reported to
have deserted. "Wednesday, however, It looked differently. Today It is plain
that the trouble is the same old joke the "revolution' tlat fights before the
enemy arrives and runs when he comes into view.
The insurrectionists disappeared in every instance when the seasoned
troops came to garrison the captured towns and all are now refugees In the
mountains, so far rs conditions go in Chihuahua and Durango, at least, where
the aspect has been the most serious. The Mexican government has more
than fulfilled its promise io put down the trouble as far as these states are c
There is still much apprehension among natives and foreigners and no
bodj can tell what the future may bring, but AT PRESENT, and judging
from the conduct of the Insurrectos sa far, there IS XO REVOLT in Mexico.
The trouble is not even as serious as a real big strike in the United States.
The Herald has never been accused of suppressing news. On the con
trary The Herald has often been severely criticized because it refused to sup
press news of insurrectionary activities In Mexico, which it was Its duty to
chronicle, yet The Herald can say today that there is no occasion for alarm in
Mexico unless conditions become much worse; It can say that there is no
revolution at present.
The Herald Is in touch with the entire affected region in Chihuahua and
Darango and is able to state positively that all cities are again in the
hands of the federal troops, who have shown themselves thus far as amply
capable of preserving order. The litt Ie town of Guerrero, Isolated, Is re
ported In control of insurrectionists.
The Herald will print the truth about this trouble and It is making
every possible effort to obtain the truth, at heavy expense "When there Is
trouble, no power can suppress the news In The Herald, but when there is
none, The Herald does not want to see the world misinformed.
Reports were sent out only yesterday that Chihuahua was under siege
ami that "the biggest battle -et fought in the present revolution Is now In
progress in Torreon." Such reports are nothing short of criminal and press
a":ociations should take summary action against correspondents guilty of
sending out such information.
The Herald's policy is and always will be to print the news suppress noth
ing but PRIM THE TRU3H. The truth at preiii i imt Mexico has no
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Twenty Burales Defend the Instructs Followers Not to
Town From the Hun
dreds of Insurgents.
ASK AMERICANS TO
HELP DEFEND TOWN
Injure Property of the Na
Particulars of the fighting Monday
at Parral, in which 44 were killed. In
cluding Tom Lawson, au American
mining man, have been sent by letter
to The Herald. The graphic descrip
tion of the fighting as seen by an eye
witness, and giving full particulars of
killed, wounded, and captured leaders,
is as follows:
"Everj-thing seemed calm Sunday.
The members of the rifle club ban
queted and danced at their periodical
Social function. But on Monday morn
ing it was learned that a strong force
of insurrectionists had concealed
themselves in the hill in the center of
town. Immediately pickets were sta
tioned at desirable positions. There
were only 20 rurales in the town, and
absolutely no soldiers. Recruits were
asked from the enrolment of the rifle
club, and only four men responded.
They were stationed in the telegraph
office. Four citizens were stationed in
Hotel Francaise, and four on top of
Attack Telegraph Office FlrM.
"Shortly after 10 oclock men began
to come down the hill. They came one
at a time, and a number of persons
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SAYS MOVEMENT IS
AGAINST DIAZ ONLY
Eagle Pass, Texas, Nov. 24. Train
service on the Mexican International
railroad, it is announced, is uncertain.
Telegraph service has not been re
stored between Ciudad Porfirlo Diaz
and Mexico City. Mexican secret sor
vice men say the wires are being
tapped by insurrectos who thus learn
of the movements of federal troops.
The proclamation of Francisco Madero
states that foreigners need have no
fear of an attack by insurrectos .inl
tJiat the banks are not to be molested.
"This movement is solely directed
against the tyrant Diaz," says the cir
cular, "and Americans, as well as other
foreigners, can rest in safety. No
foreign business house is to be touchel
and foreigners need not fear an at
tack. "We are solely In opposition to
the despot and are working to obtain
our constitutional rights."
To Protect the Railways.
Particular attention is directed to
Americans who own a considerable
part of the stock of the National Rail
ways of Mexico and all friends of the
insurrectionary vcausB are warned That
damage to this property might result
in the United States government tak
ing steps that would embarrass the
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CANARD ABOUT REYES COMING HOME IS DE
NIED; GENERAL STILL IN PARIS.
Throughout Northern Mexico, Mexican Army Is in Con
trol of all Towns and government Appears Amply
Able to Control Ammunition in Large Quan
tities Destined for Insurrectos Is Seized
and Confiscated by Government.
"Washington, D. C.? Nov. 24. "Order has been rees
tablished throughout the Mexican republic with the ex
ception of the small town of Guerrero, in Chihuahua,
where a faction of about 200 men are not yet completely
The foregoing is the text of 'a telegram dated No
vember 23, and received today from Enrique Creel, Mex
ican minister of foreign affairs, by ambassador De La
Paris. France. "Nov. 24 Gen. Bernardo Reyes, the "Mexican soldier who
came to France on a special military mission, is still in this dty.today and he
said he had no intention of returning to Mexico at this time. 35eports that the
general was going home to lead the revolutionists are thus refHted.
REBEL AMMUNITION 5EIdLED.
Ciudad Porflrio Diax, 3tex Aov. ZM. Large quantities of arms and am
munition shipped from St. Louis and New York have been seized by the gov
ernment forceK in mining camps at San P.edro, Santa Barbara, Inde, and
other points, according to reports received here today.
The arms are said to have been shipped -several years ago as: supplies, etc.
It Is asserted that more than STn.000 vv orth of modern rifles cartridges and
high power explosives have been taken by the Diaz troops since Sunday.
THERE IS MADERO?
It is reported today that Francisco I. Madero, at the head of a thousand,
insurrectos is marching upon Torreon. Julio Madero, who Is believed to be
in touch with Kranelsco Madero, says so.
All was quiet at Ciudad Porfirlo IIaz last night. The Vinerleau side was
patroled by troop L, Third I nited States eavalrj.
Hand bills were circulated In Ciudad Porflrio Diaz last night saying that
the Insurrectos did not care to spill any more blood than was necessary but
some hlsh officials there musf be disposed of, and much alarm is caused
IiAREDO REPORTS QTIET.
Laredo. Texas, Xor. IM. The insurrection against the. government of
Mexico seems to be well in hand at all point along the border bHt new rami
fications of the rev olntlonary party are coming to light daily and" the fact
that they have been purchasing arms and ammunition for oseme time has be
come known. .
A body of insurrectos has been encamped 20 miles east of Laredo at a
point of the Mexican railway named Tonre CiCas. These men purchased 10
horse and have left In a southerly diresticn. A cordon of United States troops
Is on the outlook for any body of men attempting to violate the milltarv laws.
For the first time in 10 years not one Mexican appHed here today for
admission to the X'nited States and officials declare the lower class are being
taken from trains at Interior stations nc,i conscripted Into the Mexican army
but Col. Villarie, commander of the Mexican military forces aZong the border
extending from Matamoras to Colombia, today strongly denied the report that
men are being imivressed for service ia the Mexican "army. He stated that
the Mexican army Is already strong enough to cope with set situation
The Mexican authorities deprecate 'the fact that tourist traffic har greatly
decreased In the last 10 days. They sta fhat there-U nhtolntely nothing to
be feared and that under all circumstances American travelers aad property
will, be protected.
More than ?200,000 went through hsre today bj express from Mexico to
New York on one I. & G. N. train Mexicans are sending money to the United
States, fearing depredations.
MADERO'S PROPERTv CONFISCATED.
The Mexican government has ordered the confiscation of all propertv of
Francisco I. Madero. leader of the revolutionists Madero has large land
interests in Mexico and owns valuable rop,,,- 3n tkc cit:r of wonterey.
But even If the revolutionary government should fail aad Moiero lose
all his property in Mexico, he will not br a poor man. It Is known that he has
investments and his holdings in contlentnl securities are said tjo be large.
Chihuahua Is Quiet:
Details Of Uprising
El Pasoan Sees Insurrectos
Take Chihuahua Towns
and Wreck Trains.
Chihuahua, Mexico, Nov. 24. All is
quiet in Chihuahua. There is still
much apprehension, but Jfaere has been
really nothing- here to -warrant it
nothing- except the reports from the
outside, many of them more largely
exaggerated than those reaching the
border at XI Paso.
Federal officials ciaim to be in con
trol of every town in the state except
the village of Guerrero, where the in
surrectos are said to have set up a
government of their own.
Again last night guards composed
of the leading members of society
here acted as guardians of the city
and took positions on the roof of tho
Palace hotel, the cathedral and otLer
The long promised reinforcements of
federal troops from Mexico City and
elsewhere have not appeared, but tho
total federal troops guarding the city
amounts to 400 or 500.
Crowds of more than five persona
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IS TOLD TO GO
BACK TO EL PASO
An El Paso man was- on the wrecked
train on the Chihuahua Pacific Monday
when tne trouble occurred near San
Andreas, and at San Ysadia and Guer
rero James A. Sharpe, a cattleman.
employed by the Cameron Stockyards
company, was en route from Chihuahua
to Guerrero when tne trouble occurred
Monday. The first real trouble was at
the station of San Andreas about 45
miles from Chihuahua, when the insur
gents opened fire on' the train from
behind a woodpile and from a vacant
adobe house. Tnere were three cars
of federal soldiers being sent west on
this train and six of the soldiers, in
cluding a sergeant, were killed, accord
ing to Mr. Sharpe Three Mexican wo
men and a 2yearold child were also
killed and a number wounded.
Engineer Saves Train.
The presence Qf mind of engineer
Jose Maria Numez saved the passengers
from further attacK. The engineer
pulled the Throttle wide open and ran
the train away from the trouble. The
troops were unloaded soon after leav
ing San Andreas to prevent another at
tack on the train.
Tne same train returning to Chihua
hua the same evening! was wrecked .two
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CLOSE WATCH KEPT
AMERICAN DETAINED IN JUAREZ
FOR ALL SUSPECTS
(Continued on Page Two.)
That Mexico Js not allowing any sus
pects to get pas,t the border, was evi
denced yesterday wh-en four men -were
aTrest-ed as soon as the' readied Juarez
from El Paso. One of "them. Octaviana
Perea. at least, is a very prominent citi
' zen of Xew" Mexico, of Spanish descent,
I and he secured hi3 release within an
hour after his detention, but he saya
the others were not .so fortunate.
Mr. Perea's statement follows:
"My name is Octaviano Perea. I am
engaged in the farming and cattle busi
ness at Lincoln. X. M.. in a small way.
I was born and Teared in the United
States and am an American citizen, for
which I am both proud and glad, for if
I were Mexican I would have been killed
long aero. 1 hae lived all my life in
Xew Mexico, have twice been inter
preter of the territorial legislature, wag
chief deputy sheriff and jailor of Lincoln
county, official interpreter of the dis
trict court for the sith judicial district
and was appointed a member-of the New
Mexico mounted police by governor Otero
when it Avas -first organized.
''On Nov. 21, I came to EI Paso and
have been there since on business Wed--
nrliay I -went t Juarez and was placed
under arrest by secret service men. while
sitting in the Uncle Sain saloon talking
to some Americans. They arrested nvi
on suspicion of being connected with
the Mexican revolution or belonerinc to
j the party of Madero.
j "They took us to the comandancia
and kept me there half nn hour or an
'hour. I was taken before the jefe
j politico. Ponce de Leon, and nuetioued as
to who I was. I explained that and the
; jefe then asked me if I could give the
name oi anyone in EI Paso to whom I
could refer and who could state who I
os. I did so and was released The
jefe politico apologized to me and said
that they were doing that wth most
strangers on account of this movement.
"I do not wisa to do anything, but, I
think the authorities of the Mexican
secret service should be more careful
about 'whom they arrest. This is the
first time in iny life t"3 I have ever
''The other members., of our party
whom T met for the first time Wednes
day. were still in the comandancia whe