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EI Paso, Texas,
EI Paso's Rapid Growth
Official United States Census.
Population 1910 39,279
Population 1900 15,906
Population 1890 10,338
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November 28, 1910-10 Pages
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Doctor Attends Wounded in j
Bain of Bullets
of Monday's Fighting.
The Parral Miner brings an account
ucof the fighting in that town last
Monday which shows that two Amer
icans were wounded and one killed
and that the jefe of the place was the
hero of the fight.
Ov en McCardle, writing of the affir
for t.ie Miner, says:
Shooting started at precisely 11
oclock Monay morning from the top
of Prieta hill and a perfect hail of
Lullets rained down on the Jafatura,
continuing for nearly three hours.
Edward Lawton, a native of De
troit, Mich., was shot in the neck
while standing in the patio of the Ho
tel Central. He was talking to some
friends at the time, among them:
Cant Blunt R. Fvfe Kerr. Charles
Foerster, and A. B. Wallender, who
ound in the j
received a small flesh
body from the flying missiles. Mr.
Lawton died Tour hours later. Mr.
"Wallender's wound was dressed and
he left for his home a short time
About the same time, J. H. Story, a
native of Hartford, Conn., was shot in
the body and right hand while stand
ing outside the Casa Fuentes. He was
attended by Dr. Darbonnier and is ex
pected to recover.
Opinions differ as to how these men
were shot. The doors leading to the.
Hotel Central, it is said, were closed
at the lime and some people say that
the bullets came through the top of
the door from the street. One entered,
the neck of Mr. Lawton, severing1 his
windpipe. Others say that the shots
ame from the roof of the patio. Mr.
Story received two balls that took ef
fect, one- iahis 'stomach and one in
his i;ig"tit- hand.
During the day the rurales picked
off 14 of the insuectionists and
stretched them out, besides wounding
-6 of their number. Three rurales
jvere injured but not seriously.
The insurrectionists sent word from
their -position on the hill to jefe po
litico Valles that the jefatura must be
delivered to them before 10 oclock or
they would storm it and kill the oc
cupants. Their demands were refused.
Jefe politico Valles said they must
come and get it if they could. At 11
oclock the shooting commenced but no
close armd assault was made on the
place. Earlier in the morning men
were stationed in the towers of the
cathedral Hidalgo and buildings ad
joining the plaza Hidalgo and as a re
sult the opposing party failed to ma
terialize near the jefatura.
A t 3 oclock In the afternoon things
took on a normal look again and very
few shots were fired after that hour,
the opposing party evidently with
drawing from their position on the
hill. Early Tuesday morning the gov
ernment troops arrivec and business
liouses opened up again under the
stme normal conditions as existed be
fore the, short battle.
No foreign business houses were
-touched ja whit nor any foreign resi
dents other than those already men
tioned. Mr. Lawton had been a resident of
Guadalupe y Calvo and this city for a
number of years and was known to
almost everyone. He -was 5S years
Mr. Story was resting easy from
last reports and is expected to re
cover. " Like Mr. Lawton, Mr. Story
has resided In Mexico a number of
years. Mr. Story is about 65 years
. Various rumors renr the air
throughout the few hours of the siege,
anent the stoning and firing upon of
the American consular agency. This
and other rumors proved absolutely
false as was learned from time td,
time by means of the telephone,
which, by the way, was in perfect
working order at all times during the
day and night.
Reports were received . during the
day from foreigners residing in the
districts where there was fighting, by
telephone and no one seemed to feel
that there was any immediate danger
of their property or persons being dis
turbed or injured.
"While it is true some native resi
dences were fired upon and stoned
and even sacked, yet not a loss was
visited upon any foreigner. It seemed
to be an ironclad rule with the arm-
Mexico City, Mex., Nov. 28. From
the state of Oaxaca, Carlos Gris, a
wealthy planter, has sent to the Mexi
can authorities an offer to furnish oO,-
000 men from his estate, armed, to
assist in putting down the insurrection:
With thev exception of the fighting
at Chihuahua, reports reaching this
city indicate no further disturbances.
L r 11
Ji I Li UI iliLl
ert insurrectionists not to bother for
The light companies; the Parral
Electric and Telephone company and
the Parral Power and Reduction com
nanv maintained their full lighting
j equipment at all times during the day
and night. The former is managed by
W. W. Stewart while the latter Is
managed b3r Dave Fennesy. Both were
on the job to see that there was no
letup In the service.
A Doctor's Heroism.
While the firing was thicket, Dr.
Hugo Schroeder was dodging the steel
death missiles going to and fro at
tending to the wounded in various
parts of the city. When it was rain
ing bullets on the plaza and a man
had been shot there Dr Schroeder
dPSS tie ue Vbo!
ly while a perfect storm of bullets
; lis charge in the hall of his house,
j where he proceeded ,to administer
j treatment. Drs. Flanagan and Dar-
bonnier were none the less brave.
Each responded, to calls sent them
tendered treatment whenever it was
RAILROAD IS TORN
UP BEYOND PARRAL
Diaz May Grant Self Gov
ernment as He Had to
iDo in Jalisco.
Parral, Mex., Nov. 28. The railroad
at Las Cuevas, west of here, has been
destroyed for 300 yards and when the
trackmen attempted to repair it, they
were orderea away by the armed force
of the rebels, and told not to come
A train of six cars of rurales reached
here Saturday, and, in conjunction with
the other troops, -will endeavor to dls
lodge the rebels and repair the track
-aiming men coming in irora me uia
tant camns say that they encountered
large bodies of armed men in the
passes of the Sierras.
Several insurrectos have been arrest
ed, and it is reported that they will
be sent to Chihuahua for trial. The
people here are decidedly anti-government
and believe that the president
will be compeled to make large conces
sions in favor of popular government,
as was done at Guadalajara after the
revolt against the anti-reelectionistas
meeting there some months ago.
At that time the anti-reelectionists
forced their candidate, Cuesto Gallardo,
on to Diaz for governor and he had
to draw down Miguel Ahumada, his
personal friend. In addition, the anti
reelectionists forced the nomination of
their candidates for congress and su
preme court, and now they really have
local self-government in Jalisco, the
only state in Mexico where it prevails. I
It is believed that unless the govern
ment uses severe and prompt measures
to stamp out the insurrection, that a
dangerous and destructive warfare will
prevail for a long time.
A message received here says that
Guadalupe y Calvo has fallen Into the
hands of the rebels, and that all mu
nicipal offices had been refilled. The
entire section is anti-Corral and tho
fierce character and fighting qualities
of these mountaineers will probably
require a long, hard struggle on tho
part of the government to subdue
them, unless a general amnesty is ex
tended to them, if they are in arms, as
ALL IS REPORTED AS
QUIET OX EASTERN BORDER.
Laredo, Texas, Nov. 28. Sunday was
a day of tranquility in northern Mex
ico, according to official advices re
ceived by Gen. Villar, commander of
the frontier forces of the Mexican
Detachments stationed at points be
tween Matamoros and Ciudad Por
flrio Diaz sent dispatches and all were
of the same tenor, thatp ractlcally
normal conditions prevailed.
Similar statements were received
from the " detail of troops stationed
along the border on the American side
of the river.
REPORTS ALL QUIET
IN MADERA VICINITY.
Hiram Smith, manager of the Pear
son lumber interests in Chihuahua, ar
rived Sunday from Madera. He says
that everything is quiet in tnat sec-
tion of the state and that no trouble j
has taken place. He says that the
trouble Is purely a political affair and
the government has the situation well
In hand. Although he left Chihuahua
Tjefore the reported trouble there, Mr. j
Smith says that there will probably
be a little trouble around San Andres,
as the Insurgents have a band of men
O'lvEEPB WATCHING OJHE
BORDER VERY CLOSELY
Nogales, Ariz., Nov. 28. Capt. Bab-
cock, U. S. A., of Fort Huachucha, i
was In Xogales to look into local con- j
ditions here by instruction from the
war department, but all is quiet along
the Sonora border. Officials of both
sides, however, are prepared, should j
any demonstrations of hostility be
Customs collector O'Keefe at this
port Is keeping a close surveilance as
ordered by the department to see that
the neutrality laws are preserved.
A troop of the Second cavalry and
four pieces of artillery has arrived at
Orizaba to guard that place and Rio
Blanco, where rioting occurred recent
ly. Ten men charged with conspiracy
against the government were arrested
and are being sent here for trial.
Saltillo reported the state of Coa
huila tranquil and Monterey and vicin
itjr were said to be quiet.
Insurrectos Capture Anoth
er Town and Excite the
TOWN OF CRUCES
Nuevo Casas Grandes. Chihuahua,
Nov. 28. Insurrectos have captured
the town of Cruces. west of El
Valle de San Buena Ventura, 60
miles southeast ' of here. and
20 miles this side of Manaquipa,
which was attacked and taken by the
insurrectos on Wednesday last, as
wired The Herald Saturday.
Cruces is a town of 2000 people
and the fighting is said to have been
severe. The report came here by tele
phon and the Mormon colonists are
very uneasy, but tihe majority do not
believe that there Is going to be any
harm done to foreigners.
The message said that the revolu
tionists were headed for Pearson and
the Pearson lumber camp.
Owing to the arrest and imprison
ment of 30 or more citizens of this re
gion a couple of years ago on charges
of being in a revolutionary pact, the
sentiment here is against the govern
ment and there are Very few who are
supporters of Diaz among the natives.
The colonists are taking no part in
It is reported here that the chief en
gineer in charge of construction on the
Mexico Northwestern has ordered all
the women from camp, 61. Several of
them went up to El Paso Saturday.
PLANS OF TROUBLE
MAKERS ARE PUZZLE
(5k)Y. Sanchez Saves Chihua
hua Terrazas Organ
Chihuahua, Mexico. Nov. 28. Many
here believe ihat the Insurrectos have
merely retired to the hills until they
can draw out the Mexican troops and
get them scattered, where they expect
to persuade many of them to desert,
or, if not, then to be better able to fight
It is reported here on good authority
that an employe of a local hardware
store, a Mexican, slipped out 40 rifles,'
into his home, for the revolutionists,
where they were seized by the federal
Juan Terrazas has been down to
Gomez Palacio, Jimenez and Meoqui,
attempting to organize volunteers to
fight for the Mexican government.
Governor Sanchez has not been re
placed by Alberto Terrazas, although
such a report got out and was credit
ed for a time. Sanchez is now believed
to have been solely responsible for tho
fact that no attack was made on Chi
huahua. He is a dealer in merchandise
and has supplied many of the men in
the hills with food and clothing for
years, and they have great respect for
him. While he used no severe meas
ures to put down the uprising, it is
said that his peaceful tactics and the
friendship the men bore for him pre
vented any assault on this city.
There are a number of people who
j uic uisuuukciiicu win liic iicdiiaciib
accorded them in the last elections,
and have risen in arms against tho
present government. As to the merits
of their case, foreigners have no right
to express an opinion, hut in justice
to them their proclamations to the
people have urged that no foreigner be
interfered with in his business or oc
cupation; that his property and inter-
ests be held sacred, and. that the neo-
ple are taking this lesson to heart is
borne out by the fact that since the
troubles commenced last Saturday, no
foreigner or peaceful citizen has been
interfered with or molested.
There is absolutely no excitement in
the streets of Chihuahua; all b -siness I
houses, stores and offices are ope.i and
closed at the usual hours. The women
of the foreign colony can be seen
shopping and visiting or moving about
the streets as usual. Martial law has
not been declared in Chihuahua, and,
while the authorities feel some uneasl-
ness and are taking the necessary pre-
cautions for protection, the, life of the J
I town goes on p.k usual, with the usual
crowds of people in the streets, busi
ness houses, parks and theaters.
In obedience to a proclamation is-
New York, N. Y., Nov. 28. Presi
dent Diaz, of Mexico, has addressed
the following telegram to the editor
of the New York American, oublished
here this morning:
"The recent riots in certain portions
of Mexico are the political work of
Francisco I. Madero. According to the
proclamations published, upon throw
ing himself into a revolution, his ob
ject was to obtain the presidency by
force,' since he was unable to do so
by the votes of fellow citizens.-
"This political movement vwill not
(Continued on Page Five.) blaze was soon extinguished. $
Washington, D. C, STov. 28. The entire republic of Mexico with the exception of Chihuahua state is quiet,
according to a telegram received by the state department this morning from ambassador "Wilson. The Mexican
government, he states, is taking measures to suppress the outbreaks in Chihuahua.
Chihuahua And Man Who
Responsible For Fighting Near There
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UNITED STATES SUES
AMERICAN SUGAR TRUST
New York, X. Y., Xov. 2S. The
ernment for a dissolution of the socalled Sugar Trust, .the American Sugar I
Refining: company, was filed In the United States circuit court this morning
by Henry A. Wise, district attorney. The suit Is brought under the Sherman
anti-trust law, and Is expected to be one of the most important actions o
the kind ever, undertaken in thin country.
One of the allegations Is that the late H. O. Havemyer of New York, for
a long tlm,e head of the sugar combine, received $10,000,000 In common
Ktock of the National Sngnr Refining company of New Jersey as a gift at
the time the corporation was formed to take Into the combine the four Inde
pendent concerns. .
In general the petition charges that the defendants 'for some time have
been and now are engaged in an unlawful combination and conspiracy to
restrain trade and commerce."
A present, according to the petition, the American company and its
subsidiaries control 72 percent oHhetotal output of refined sugar in the
country, which is said to be enough to enable it to absolutely control prices
after meeting a, certain amount of competition.
The 36 companies composing the sugar combine have an aggregate cap
italization of 230,000,000.
It is believed the present suit will be In the courts two years before
final adjudication Is reached, and it is expected to rank in importance with
those of the government against the Standard Oil company and the American
Tobacco company, wliich are now pending in the supreme court. Opposed
to the government will be some of the most able lawyers In the country.
James 31. Beck, former assistant United Shtes attorney general, and now
counsel for the American Sugar Refining company, will lead the attack on
the government's position.
wENDL-ma goes to
TRIAL FOR MURDER
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 28. .Joseph
Wendling was called before judge
Gregory in the criminal court here to
day to answer to a cnarge or murder
ing Syearold Alma Kellner in the base
ment of St- John's Cathlolc church,
December 10, 1909.
Wendling was janitor at the church.
He was charged with having assault
ed and murdered the child and hiding
the body in the basement. TVendling
was arrested in San Francisco. After
leaving here he was in El Paso a few
days en route to the coast.
Chicago, 111., Nov. 2S. Striking
Italian garment workers engaged iu
two riots in Wentwprth and Alexander
streets today. One woman was knock
ed unconscious with a baseball bat, a
man wa clubbed 'senseless by a po
liceman, a sergeant was slightly in
jured and five women and four men
A woman is alleged to have fielded
the baseball bat.
Shortly afterward Walter Miller, a
12yearold boy, fired in'fo a. crowd that
had stormed the Miller home, where
several strike" breakers had taken
refuge from tlie crowd, the bullet cut
ting off the finger of Miss Frances
GASOLINE STOVE EXPLODES
' AND FENCE GETS ON FIRE
A run was made to C01 Wyoming
street Saturday night by the Central
fire department as a result of a gaso
line stove explosion. No damage was
done. A fence fire at 1011 Mundy ave
nue Monday morning called out tho
Sunset fire department at 3 oclock. Tho
extend, since hitherto It has limited
itself to riots in Puebla, Gomez Pa
lacio, Parral and Ciudad Guerrero. In
all these places they have been re
pressed by the police and the federal
forces. The rest of the republic has
remained completely- tranquil.
"The Mexican people love peace and
understand its benefits and will not
accept any revolution. Further, the
business men understand their inter
ests would ' be in danger In the hands
of persons who profess socialism and
carry on an anarchistic propaganda.
"No danger exists here either for the
natives or for the foreigners, but it is
long expected suit o'f the federal gov
London, England, Nov. 2S. Parlia
ment was dissolved today in pursu
ance to the policy of the Liberal gov
ernment to go before the country on
the question of the prerogatives of the I
house of lords.
The king's speech was notable for
its brevity, the only reference to the
constitutional- crisis being a colorless
expression of regret because qf the
failure of the conferences between the
leaders to reach an agreement over the
reformation of the upper chamber.
The proclamation of dissolution
summons a new parliament to assem
ble in January, 1911.
GOVERNORS MEET IN
A GENERAL CONFERENCE.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 2S. The gov
ernors, ex-governors and governors
elect of all sections of the union will
attend the governors' conference, to
be held in Kentucky beginning Tues
day. The opening of the second con
ference will be held in Frankfort and
concluding sessions In Louisville.
Amog-those expected are governors
Sloan oisA.rlzona and Shafroth of Colo
ETHEL LENEVE WILL
I1E TURNED HACK.
New York, N. Y.. Nov. 2S.
Immigration inspectors at all
ports have been ordered to
watch for Ethel Leneve, report
ed coming from London. The
authorities are hard put to con
struct a charge for her depor
very distressing that the press should
publish sensatioual and exaggerated
news which tend to cause alarm In the
money markets and to do damage to
"It cannot be said that there have
been serious disturbances, for even in
the places where there have been riots
to which I have referred, order was
reestablished a few hours later and
everyone is attending to his affairs
with no more excitement than that
created by sensational newspapers.
On the other hand, the government ii
supported by public opinion and a well
disciplined army "
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Francisco I. Madero, who i at pres
ent conducting the uprising against the I
Diaz government in Mexico. Madero is
believed to be near hi home in Caa-
View of the city of Chihuahua ne
ar where there was fighting Sunday.
A number of towns In the state of Chi-
huahua were captured by the Insxirrec
tlonists, and the hottest fighting
h taken place In that stat.
MISS ROLPH TAKES"
Tiimpico. Mex., Nov. 28. Miss Grace
Rolph. the liyearold Nebraska Sirl.
who was Kiunupeu iruni a. runcu near
Tampico several weeks ago by Segndo
Selvoro, a bandit, has been rescued and
She was almost exhausted from ill-
treatment and exposure.
Some contend that she was not kid- ,
naped. but left willingly with "tho
'Mexican, with whom she was in love.
This is .the declaration of W. N. Han
son, former United States marshal at
Houston, who investigated the case.
POPULATION OF ILLINOIS.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 28. The
population of Illinois is 5.63S.591, an
increase of S17.000 or 16.9 percent over poned from Tuesday night until Wed
1900. nesday night. n
CRAIG, THE PALMIST,
SWINDLING IN PARIS
Paris, France. Nov. S. Harry Silvcrberg, an international swindler, i
working another gigantic deal here. He bas an American record a mile long,
a brother in Ohio, and divorced wives all over the United States.
Sllverberg operated In EI Paso eight years ago as "Craigr, the palmist,"
and "the Craig diamond"" became notorious In the El Paso federal coHrts,
having been seized by the federal officials there after Sllverberg had
brought them in from London without declaVing them. -They had bX"Jake
from New York and pawned In London by Mrs. Tuck, who posed at El Pas
when Sllverberg first went there as his wife. Mrs. Tuck pawned theni to
help get Sllverberg out of prison when he was sentenced at Baden Baden,
Germany, for crookedness.
From El Paso he vent to Mexico City and was later heard from at Dal
las, where he married again after his EI Paso wife was divorced. Thea ha
was married again to a rich lumberman's daughter up In Wisconsin.
Among the people Sllverberg boasted of swindling was emperor of
Slam and the mikado of Japan.
He Impersonated J. Coleman Drayton, a rich New Yorker, while travel
ing In Europ-e and had an affair with a countess at Badca Badea, among
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Battle Six Miles West of the
Capital of State; 20 Insur
Gen. Navarro Leads Regu
lars and Repulses Insur
rectos With- Heavy toss.
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OFFICIAL REPORT OF
"Today the revolutionists
were completely defeated by
federal troops who put them to
flight, having killed 20 of them
and wounded many, taking sev
eral prisoners and capturing
r considerable arms and ammuni
tion. The federal troops had
one captain and three privates
This telegram from Chihuahua
was received by jefe politico
Francisco Portillo of Juarez
Sunday night from Guillermo
Porras, secretary of state.
Chihuahua, Mexico, Nov. 2S. Fol
lowing the fight six miles west of here
Sunday, all is again quiet in this re
The fighting Sunday lasted from 9
o'clock in the morning until 2 o'clock:
i in the afternoon. Six hundred fed
i eral troops-' routed a force- of-400 Ma-
deristas, driving them repeatedly from
strong positions and compelling them
to take to the mountains. The revo
lutionists lost about 20 killed and
many wounded. On the federal side
several, including three officers, wero
Gen. Navarro was in command of the
federal troops. He left Chihuahua at
5 o'clock Sunday morning at the head
I of four companies of the second bat
talion and two squads of cavalry from
f the Thirteenth regiment. Near Fresno
one of .the 'squads of cavalry fell be
hind to guard the road. They wero
ambushed by the insurrectos. wao
opened fire from hills on both sides
of the highway.
Capt. Florentino Gavila. with 50
troopers, drove the enemy from their
positions. He waited for a portion of
the federals who had gone forward, to
reinforce him before pursuing the in
surrectos. In the meantime the lat
ter took a position on another hill a
shcrt distance away and prepared to
resist an attack.
Within hulf an. hour Gen. Navarro
reached the scene with his infantry
j an(j ODened fire. Again the insurrectos
( retreated, only to seek a new position.
j from which they were dislodged. At
1 last they fortmea tnemseives Denina.
a stone wall, where they made a de-
termined stand. The firing was heavy
and here most of the loss of life oc-
i After several hours of heavy fighting
I vVick ineiirroctns hi-rlr fnr thf TTlOUn
j Th were pursued by the in-
f f three miles The gavalry
did not join in the pursuit, because
nt thd much pfiintrv. Behind the
j .a .. tllA hS!es of 15 reDels and
dead horses were found. Later fivo
J other bodies were found.
I The federals abandoned the pusult
to make camp and care for their
wounded. Several of the most seri
ously injured were sent to this city
Artillery and cavalry will be sent,
it is said, to make a detour to Inter
cept the revolutionists.
FORT HOP POSTPONED.
The hop at Fort Bliss has beeii post-