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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,
December 2, 1910 -12 Pages
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-Railroads and Commission
Merchants in Georgia
Face Serious Charges.
Savannah, Ga., Iec. 2. The federal
grand jury today returned indictments
charging- infringements of the anti
trust laws against three large corpora
tions and two individuals.
The Atlantic Coast Line railway and
the Seaboard Air Line railway each
was jointly Indicted with the Mer
chants' and Miners' Transportation
company for specific violations of the
Sherman anti-trust and the Elkins
laws, while Harvie and Morris Miller,
grain- merchants of Philadelphia, also
felt the wrath, of the government
It is charged that the Millers were
given rates on shipments of grain of
1 to 3 cents 100 pounds less than the
rates filed with the interstate com
The indictments arose from com
plaints to the effect -that the Miller
firm had effectively destroyed1 compe
tition in grain shipments over an
enormous territory, embracing points
along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers
and- south Atlantic states.
Inauguration of Diaz for the
Eighth Time Unattended
by Any Trouble.
New York Man Says Trouble
in Mexico Is Not Serious.
Martial Law at Madera.
Japs To Make a Search For
THREE AND A HALF
FEET OF RAINFALL
Paris Has That in a Month;
El Paso Doesn't Get It in
Pour Years. i
Paris, France. Bee 2. Flood condi
tions are again g-eneral throughout
France. About S feet of rain fell
in November and from ail sections
come stories of immense damage done.
Although the Seine and the Rhine are
Stationary today, the Gironde, Gar
ronne an Loire rivers continued rising
and the rivers of Normandy and Brit
tany are greatly swollen.
There is great "fear that serious ef
fects on next year's cereal and wine I and the United States and other friend-
Mexico City, Mexico, Dec. 2. The
ceremonies attending the inauguration
of Porfirlo Diaz as president occupied
less than an hour in the temporary
quarters of the chamber of deputies.
Dr. Manuel Flores. president of the
chamber, administered the oath of of
fice, first to president Diaz and then
to vice president Ramon Corral. In the
presence of the diplomatic corps and
high Mexican officials.
This over, the president and vice
president entered carriages and were
driven to the national palace, where
felicitations were. 'extended by federal
department chiefs and diplomats. .
Yesterday afternoon president Diaz
received delegations from the business
men and foreign residents.
Last night there were band concerts,
free theatrical performances and dis
tribution of food and blankets among
the poorer classes.
The president and vice president
were driven from the national palace
to the chamber of deputies and back
to the palace through a double line-of
soldiers, escorted by the presidential
staff and guard. As the party return
ed to the palace, a salute was fired by
a battery of artillery. There were no
crowds on the streets and the business
of the city proceeded as usual.
Diaz Guarantees Stability.
President Porfirio Diaz issued to the
Associated Press a message addressed
to all nations on the occasion of his
inauguration for the eighth time.
"I am glad todaj more than ever
that J can declare that Mexico belongs
definitely to the group of nations of
assured stability, because against the
fnm guarantee of peace which we
possess, no influence tending toward
its dissolution can now, or ever pre
vail," said the president-
'As to the relations between Mexico
crop will be felt.
El Paso has -less than 10 Inches of
rain in a year. The precipitation in
November in France was equal to more
tha-n four years downfall in El Paso.
HIGH SCHOOL AT
' FORT WORTH BURNS
Loss Is $80,000, But Pupils
. "WiH Be Taken Care of
Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 2. Revised
estimates today placed the loss in the
Fort "Worth High school fire at 2
o'clock this morning at 80,000, ex
clusive of $6000 worth of books and
There was $25,000 insurance on the
The" blaze originated in the furnace
room from an unknown cause.
The school "was. erected 20 years ago.
Sis' hundred and thirty students have
been attending there and tomorrow
they will be distributed among the
other public schools, losing only one
A new high school will be com
pleted next year.
"A good.; healthy taxicab strike in
New York ha$3 the trouble in Mexico
outclassed," said R. D. Spicer, of New
York, who arrived in El Paso Friday
morning direct from the City of Mex-.
ico. "Down in Mexico," Mr. Spicer
continued, "there doesn't seem to be
danger of even tourists sustaining in
juries." Mr. Spicer passed through El Paso
three weeks ago, en route to Chihua
hua, where he spent a week. When
he left there, he stated Friday, resi
dents of the city were rather excited,
owing to the fact that soldiers had
taken possession of the hotel. On the
journey to Mexico City, Mr. Spicer
stated, the train passed 214 carloads
of soldiers en route to Torreon.
Following the outbreak at Torreon
and Gomez Palacio, but little has oc
curred to break the tranquility, it is
asserted by Mr. Spicer, and this was
also, true, he said, In Mexico City.
Tourists are traveling through all
parts of the republic and are arriving
daily in Mexico City from Veracruz
and Guadalajara. No one has reported
more than ordinary unrest.
The train from Mexico City arriving"
Friday morning carried a number of
other passengers, some of whom came
almost direct from Veracruz, but no
trouble "was reported.
All Reported Q,ulet.
"Everj-thing is quiet," said one trav
eler who refused to give hiS name. "I
was not molested while I was in th
A railroad employe, who also refused
to give his name, stated that conditions
jiau. uecuiuo iiuxiiiai ai lorreoa anu
tjomez .faiacio, out tnat it was thougnt
the government was preparing to so
to the mountains for tjie men of thei'
revolutionary army who created so j
much trouble two weeks ago. Just I
at present, however, affairs are quiet.
N. H. Bogard, a millwright, who has -J
been working at Madera, was one of
the passengers arriving in El Paso
Friday morning. He states that he
ook the first train out of Madera that
had run over the line to Chihuahua
for a week. Mr. Bogard reports mort
unrest- in Chihuahua than at any other
point he"nas visited In Mexico.
"Everything is Tinder martial law,"
Mr. Bogard stated "but there does not
seem to be much excitement. A num
ber of soldiers are in the barracks."
No Hurried Exits.
The exoduss of excited residents of
Mexico from the republic was not no
ticeable Friday morning and passen-
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200 Are Now Reported at the
Mouth of Terlingua Creek
Near Old Smelter.
ARE THE MEN
Mines at Chisos Reported
Under Heavy Guard and
Sled on which the Japanese expect to reach the South pole. A lieutenant of the Japanese army is at the
head br a party which is getting subscriptions to buy the, necessary supplies for a south pole trip. Up to the
present time $25,000 aid 12 Manchuria ponies have been raised, y A boat has also been obtained. The explorers
intend following the route of the Shackleton expedition. ' The Japataese nation is taking the expedition very seri
ously. Lieutenant Shirase expects to' depart from New Zealand in the latter part of November, and reach the
pole on Feb. 11, 1911; the anniversary of the foundation of the Japanese empire. He says they'll get back to Jap
an by July, 1911.
ly nations, never have they been more
cordial as was indicated In a con
vincing manner during the celebration
of the centennial of Mexico's inde
pendence." Notwithstanding a realization on
the part of everyone that the possi
bility of any attempt by foes of the
Diaz administration to interfere with
the inauguration -was remote, there
was a feeling of relief apparent among
the people at large, doubtless shared
by those in authority, when the event
it as happily concluded.
The Cabinet Unchassed
There will be no change in the per- j sers arriving on the train'stated that n A TTKTX-irn ttAO
sonnel of the cabinet. In accordance refuirees had Tint hn nntw.i at or I V-eajj J-i-ia A J2.Xij3
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Insurrectionary Leader Has
Himself Given Oath Sim
ultaneously With Diaz.
FASTS 21 DAYS TO
GET WELL; MAY DIE.
Denison, Texas', Dec 2. J. J.
Copeland, a telegraph operator,
of Henderson, Tenn., was found
unconscious in a hotel here to
day, following a fast of 21 days
in an effort to cure stomach
trouble. He arrived here three
weeks ago and has taken no
nourishment since. His condi
tion is serious.
Washington, D. C, Dec 2. The pop
ulation of California is 2,377,549; an in
crease of 892,496 or 60.1 percent over!
with 'Custom, each of the ministers
submitted his resignation to the chief
executive through the minister of for
eign relations. Each was asked, how
ever, to retain his portfolio.
Following is the cabinet as reappointed:
Minister! of foreign relations En
rique C. Creel.
Minister of justice Justino Fernan
dez. Minister of public instructions and
arts Justo Sierra.
Minister of fomento Olegario Mo
lina. Minister of communications and pub
lic works Leandro Fernandez.
Minister of war and marine Gen.
Manuel Gonzales Cosio.
At 10:10 oclock president Diaz en
tered the chamber of deputies, clad In
black, without decoration of any char
acter. As he strode quietly up the
aisle, accompanied by the vice presi
dent and members of his cabinet, ev
ery person in the house, save Dr. Man
uel Flores, president of the chamber
of deputies, who was to administer the
oaths, rose and remained standing.
The ceremonies consumed less than 15
minutes. As each took the oath and
was proclaimed in office, the ropm
rang with handclappings and, vivas.
COLQUITT IS EXPECTED
TO GIVE OUT STATE JOBS
Dallas, Texas, Dec. 2. Governor-elect
Colquitt arrived this morning for a
two days' stay. It is expected that he
will name appointees to important state
offices tomorrow. He is reticent today.
point along the National Railways. A
number of Mexicans arrived Friday
morning, but practically all were taken
in charge by employment agency runners.
Existence of Disease Causes
Ban to Be Placed upon
Washington, D. C. Dec. 2. A spec
ial order effective at once has been
issued by the secretary of agriculture
prohibiting ohe landing at any port
of the United States, its territories or
dependencies, of horses, asses, mules,
goats and swine from any of the coun
tries of Asia and Africa.
The order is the most sweeping pro
hibition of the kind ever promulgated. '
It was done because of the preva
lence In Asia and Africa of surra, a
disease affecting horses, mules an3
asses, the foot and mouth disease af- I
fecting horses, sheep, goats and swine,
and the rinderpest, affecting sheep,
goats and swine. ,
Marathons Texas, Dec 2. Are the
"insurrectionists" in the 'big- bend"
country mirages or realities? This is
the question people are Deginning to
ask themselves, but generally xhey De
lieve that there is a band of these
Mexicans either operating in the coun
try on the- Texas side or that when
they meet Mexican soldiers they run
back over here for protection
A telephone message from the Chisos
mines reports payday there and the
people alarmed, with 15 armed men
on guard. Two hundred revolutionists
are said to be at the old smelter, near
trie mouth of Terlingua creek.
Wednesday a band of such men was
reported at the Chisos mines and sher
iff Walton was summoned there with
deputies. After an all night ride, he
telephoned Thursday that there were
no insurectos -in . sight "and all was
quiet. Last night and this morning
messages saying that the 200 armed
men werea't Terlingua came in. Tues
day night men came, in from there
and reported hearing firing south in
Mexico, as if a battle had taken place.
Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mex., Dee. ii. The people here became very Two, weeks ago an armed band "was
much alarmed over the Insurrectionary movement, But the excitement has reported on the Texas side and Mara-
" " " -" h ' " vsdrss, ss for S5jrs
lx only what tfcey hear. . Thfiro it mnnM iitirsItipss thrniierhmit
NOTHING HEARD FROM THE
SHERIFF BY ALPEVITES.
Alpine, Texas, Dec. 2. There are no
new developments here today and no
further intelligence- has been received
from Boquillas. Sheriff Walton and a
strongly armed posse are on the
ground. The only fear expressed is
that horses will be stolen, and. this is
what sheriff Walton purposes prevent- ,
I NO ARMS FOR THE
Coloaia Dublan, Chihuahua, Mex., Dec. 2. There Is considerable insur
rection excitement here; but there has been nothing seen, to excite any
alarm. The Casas Grsades people have received a tthlpment of arms aad am
munition, hut the shipment wns not larjce enonch tlizt they rrere Trillins
'to part with any for money to the colonists.
So far It has been Impossible for the coloaitnts to arm themselves.
They are, however, effecting a military organization and are making- an ef
fort to set In some srnns and some ammunition.
KILLED IN OARS
While Porfirio Diaz was being in
augurated as president of Mexico in
t'ae national capital? Francisco Madero,
promoter of the present insurrection,
was as solemnly but less elaborately
inaugurated president of Mexico In an
unknown section of the republic. Such
is the news circulated here by Modero
followers, who admit that thev them
selves do not know the wnereabouts of infantn-, sent to Pedernales, 50 miles
Dynamite Said to Have Been
Used by Jnsurrectos
Chihuahua, Mex., Dec. 2. An uncon
firmed report hereis being circulated
that the entire battalion of the I2tn
the pretender to the chair, but they
say tbey are sure the program of in
auguration was carried out
It is also said that a cabinet has been
chosen of -men prominent in many
cities o4 the republic vAid that the
announcement of their names will im
mediately precede an attempt to cause
Lanipate, Mo., Dec. 2. Fifteen perxons were seriously injured when 3Iis
sourl Pacific irassensrer train No. 4 was wrecked two miles east of Knob
noster, Mo., early today. The wreck was caused by a broken rail. All
coaches were derailed, a Pullman and chair car turning- over and rolllns,
down an eljrkt foot .embankment.
ALASKAN STEAMER ON
ROCKS NEAR SEATTLE.
Seattle, Wash., Dec 2. The
Alaska Steamship company's
steamer -Northwestern went on
the rocks at Folse bay, San Juan
island, at high tide last" night
and has 13 fet of water in her
forward hold. The steamer
may be a total loss.
Twenty-six passengers on the
steamer were taken off safelj.
the British steamer Tees re
sponding to "ier wireless calls of
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NOT SETTLE TURMOIL
IN BRITISH ISLANDS
. ; ;
MARRIAGE OF IMBECILES
CONDEMNED RY WOMEN
San Antonio, Tex., Dec. 2. Tht
Texas Federation of Woman's clubs
today adopted resolution t receired by
Dr. Malone Dugan, of the Texas As
sociaticn of Social Hygiene, approving
the censorship of moving picture
snows, favoring individual drinking
cups in schools, and condemning the
marriage of imbeciles.
The federation adjourned today.
London, Eng., Dec. 2. The nucleus
of the new house of commons was
formed today by the unopposed nomi
nation and return ol 11 Unionists ,nd
four. Radicals. All ivere members of
the last house. The Unionists include
Joseph Chamberlain, A. J. Balfour and
George Wyndham, while Thomas Burt,
who long has represented the miners
of Morpeth, comes back on the Liberal
Tomorrow will see 70 polls, the re
sults of which should furnish a fair
index of the feeling of the country.
The stock exchange estimates of the
probable size of the coalition majority
in the next house are steadily declin-
TO TRY TEXAS BANKER
ON A FRAUD CHARGE.
Dallas, Texas, Dec. 2. Only 21 men
ino- -t;rtin a ion o. -u I., I Qualified to act as jurors in the case
JolWhfn?r Fred Flemin&. charged with re-
n ; n &TLaS gradually drop-1 Celvin& deposits when he knew the
Western Bank and Trust company was
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NO WOMEN IN
All of Tneni Have Been
Brought to El Paso Ru
mor of a Fight.
I". Mallory Turner, employed by the
Pearson company at Pearson, Chihua- 1
hua, arrived last nighty to bring his
Sister. Mrs. G. H. MVrYi- onrl Yior m-
west of here, to suppress the uprising, j .. v,K -c,, ,-, ,-, , , , .. .
was blown up in the box cars. The J "c ua lu "" a uxru uuc
insurectos are in charge of the rail-1 a11 the women In the camp had been
road and are said to have intercepted ordered out and -that 200 had left in
the troop train and destroyed it. The ! tke jast v. a"vs
reported disaster is said to have oc-1 .,,,'' .
cured Wednesday night, the troops AU jf mfit along the line so far. ne
having left here Wednesday afternoon fayf- n there a persistent report
after the report of the fight had been I th,at the lumber camp is to be attack-
,.i ,,. v. ;iio I e! and everybody is uneasy. He savs
A guard of soldiers has 'been thrown J Hf200 women hare been brought to j
around the city of Chihuahua and Jt " r" at" "ie ""e siartea ana
is being closely guarded against in-! Li"L " ' tmen .ana native
vasion. An American who venturea t " "" -"-
FINDS MANY TOWNS
IN REBEL HANDS
Mining Man at Douglas Savs
Insurrection Is Strong
Douglas, Ariz Dec. 2. R- S- Ga
rate, a mining prospector, arrived
here last njght from the country
northwest of Chihuahua, having cross
ed the mountains from Chihuahua to
Sinaloa. He saw no government troops
in all that territory, except along the
boundary of the Rio Grande. The reb
els held that 500 miles square of ter
ritory, extending "from the dam at
Chubiscar,. which controls the Chihua
hua water supply, to the Sonora bor
The rebel stronghold In this district
is Pinos Altos, where Madero's main
J hnflv nf mon ij siirvnnspd tn h.
TJ .. rrt i .. t " -
on the outskirts of the city- Thursday ; . ."- a'- -" rui"e; came up on v.ue i The headquarters of the group in
evening was intercepted bv a miraber'"""1 vraieJU,t irum x-earsou ana chihuahua is at Guerrero. New mu-
of the federal troops and subjected to
a close inspection before being allowed
TO JUAREZ WIRE
S - Jm . I
Luupeu o er at v.asas trrandes-. He nicipal officials in sympathy with
s aai -Americans are armea at Fear- revolutionists are reported to have
son, and rfady to resist if the camp 4 been elected in the towns of El Presno.
vouia not be surprised, to see the
Mexicans mix up with one another.
ped to 60. Should premier Asaulth
and the Nationalists and his laborite
allies have such a small majority it is
oeiieved the premier will resign. In
mat case A. J.
Balfour, opposition challenges
ninictar ?t ion1) inn '
failing. More talesmen will be sum
moned, as 32 men have to qualify in
order to allow each side 10 peremptory
leader and prime minister in 1902-1905,
presumaoiy will be Invited by king
George to form a new cabinet and
everything again will be thrown into
the melting pot, as the only course
open to Balfour would be another ap
peal to the country.
The brokers believe the present
struggle will not settle the great con
stitutional questions now before the
BODY SENT HOME.
Berlin, Germany, Dec. 2. The body
of Pedro Montt, late president of
Chile, was removed to Bremen oday
and placed on board -the Chilean cruiser
Blanco Encalada to be taken home.
President Montt died in Bremen, Au
gust 1C. The transfer of the body was
j made with military honors.
FRANCISCO I. MADERO.
general uprising of the people. Those
in touch .with .the side of the insur
rectos say that the present -condition
is merely preliminary to a well out
lined plan of action, and that devel
opments await the training of the army
now entrenched west of the city of
A most important point yet ungained
is the recognition of the movement as
a revolution, so obtaining belligerent
status with nations of the world. The
care with which the insurrectionary
forces -are protecting, foreign capital
oears out this idea. President Diaz has j
called tne trouble mere riots.
Yice President- of Mexico
Answers Telegram-of -Loyalty.
Response from Ramon Corral, secre
tary of the interior, was received
Thursday by mayor Portillo o? Juarez,
who sent resolutions of sympathy with
the president and protest against dis
turbances in Mexico. The telegram
"I have made known to the president
of the republic the messagp that the
honorable city council of which you
are president send to protest against
the disturbances which have been pro
moted lately against the public peace j most normal
WILSON IS READY
TO GO ON LEAVE
American Ambassador in
- Mexico "Wants to Take
a Yacation. '
Washington. D. C, Dec. 2. Ambassa
dor Wilson at Mexico City has applied
to the state department for a leava
of absence from his post. This is in
terpreted by officials here as indica-
tive ' of the ambassador's convictions
that conditions in Mexico are now al-
cayo, Morenci and Henrique near the
This section was formerly the home
of the revolutionary Tropicanecka In
dians, a mixture of Apaches and Tara
huhumares. The Indians were in con
stant rebellion from 1SS4 to 1S87, but
were finally massacred in a conflict
vit.i the federal troops. The graves
of the slain dot the valley now oc
cupiei by the rebels.
CUSTOMS COLLECTOR MAKES
REPORT ON INSURRECTION.
and your proof of -confidence. An-1
swering in the name of the supreme
magistrate, I have the honor to say
that he accepts and esteems highly the
patriotism of that municipal aggre
gation, Insuch manner showing will
ingness for peace, so necessary to the
progress of the republic.
GEN. THOMAS LOOKS FOR
MORE TROUBLE IN CHIHUAHUA
Denver, Colo., Dec. 2. "Things are
quiet now in New Mexico a'nd Arizona,
but there Is trouble in Chihuahua,
which appears likely to continue," said
brigadier general Earl D. , Thomas,
commander of the department of Colo
rado, New Mexico and Arizo.na upon
his return from a tour of inspection.
Regarding conditions in Chihuahua,
Gen Thomas continued:
"The insurgent force is pretty" well
organized. It consists of about 500 or
600 troops. From reports we "received
from the interior, Chihuahua- appears
to be the center of the disturbance.
However, I think that will be quieted
Dr. Hugh Crouse, - after undergoing
a serious operation in Providence hos
pital, is said to be out of .danger now-
- and is able to receive his friends.
Action on the request, lfbwever, will
be deferred until the atmosphere of
Mexico has completely cleared.
VIRGINIA'S POPULATION IS
NOW OVER TWO MILLION.
Washington, D. C. Dec. 2. The pop
ulation of Virginia is 2.061,512. an in
crease of 207,42jJ or 11.2 percent over damagin
"The Mexican situation in regard to
the Insurrection has caused some agi
tation in government circles In Wash
ington." says customs collector Alfred
' I. Sharpe, who has just returned from
"The authorities have been a bit
worried about the neutrality laws and
asked that I notify- them by wire of
the situation here as soon as I re
turned. This I have done, assuring
them that everything here is all right
and that the Insurrection does not
amount to much.
"However, there is no doubt that it
has to some extent proved slightlv
to business interests and
MUCH MONEY FROM
MEXICO SHIPPED HERE
American money deposited in Mexico Ls bciair seat to EI Pano to be de
posited In the local banks xts n preventive ax&inst possible loss should the
trouble asaia break out la the republic.
The- local baaks have received the heaviest shlpmeats of raoaey during
the past -iveck In the history of El Pnso hankiair. The amounts are large.
The reason for the seadlas: of the American funds across the border Is to
prevent any danger of loss should the Insnrrectos gain possession of the city
of Chihuahua or attempt to loot the banks there. It Is also reported that
the Terrasas Interests are .safe-Kuardlnp: their fnads and are shipping 'a por
tion of their money to the United States forsafc-keepiu-