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EI Paso, Texas, ,
December 7, 1910 -20 Pages
El Paso's Rapid Growth
Official Unitea States Census.
Population 1910 39,279
PoDulation 1900 15,906
Population 1890 10,338
i mmKEm:alK T3B - "THk. A ""V lr. EJiT 99 V H M & H B t
i n n i k a s j s&
- - 1 I
Majority of the Republican
Declares Him So.
NOT A FAULT TO
FIND WITH HIM
Washington, D. C. Dec. 7. Vindi
cating .secretary of the interior Rich
ard A. Ballinger upon all charges
brought against him and, condemning
his accusers as having - been inspired
by a deep feeling of animosity built
upon a supposed difference in policy
lespecting conservation the 'majority
ot the congressional committee which
investigated i. the Ballinger-Finchot
case, today submitted its report to
After stating that the evidence pre
texted related in the main to charges
of various kinds against Mr. Ballinger
and that these came chiefly from two
sources. L- H. " Gravis and Glfford
Pinchot, the majority announced fol
Innocent as a Babe.
"The evidence has wholly failed to
make out a case. Neither any fact
proved nor all facts put together ex
hibit Mr. Ballinger as being anything
but a competent and honorable man,
honestly and faithfully performing the
duties of his high office, with an eye
exngly to the public interest."
The report .is signed by senators
ICnute Nelson, chairman; Flint, Suth
erland and Root, and representatives
McCall, Olmstead and Denby. all Re
publicans. In speaking of the "animosity" cre
ated by the differences respecting the
conservation of national resources, the
majority of the committee said that
the accusers evidently had this policy
deeply at heart ajid were "evidently
disposed to tcir- almost unfavorable
view of the character and motives of
anyone whom they supposed to be op
posed to their views. They thus came
to regard Mr. Ballinger with suspicion
and to regard the most natural and in
nocent acts occurring in the ordinary
course xol the department's adminis
tration as furnishing evidence of soma
The report makes the following spe
cific findings mong others:
"That the charges and insinuations
against secretary Ballinger in regard
to the Cunningham coal laud entries
or other coal land claims in Alaska are
not justified and his conduct In respect
thereto is not justly censurable; that he
was fully justified in revoking (the
Indian cooperative agreement;
""That 'restoration of water power
sites by secretary Ballinger were made
in good faith and not in enmity to the
government, and that no .injury ap
pears to have "been done, to the govern
ment and the cause of conservation by
either his restorations or withdrawals;
"That in 'view of the opinion of the
attorney general, he was justified in
abandoning the use of socalled water
users' cooperative certificates in con
nection with the reclamation of arid
Tke Reclamation Law.
"That while the administrating of
.l. A .Alnmn4-:Aii lo-n nvACAntn faoiirnd I
criticism Oi improper conouct on. sec-
retarv B'allinger's part has been shown
nor was there any action by him oiot
within the bounds of discretion of the
head of the interior department in the
faithful performance of his duty;
"Tha he is not an enemy of or hos
tile to a reasonable and judicial policy
of conservation and that -no. ground
whatever has been shown justifying
the opinion that he is not a faithful
And efficient public officer. '
Regarding the Cunningham cases,
the report, in view of the imputations
heaped upon the general land office
and the secretary of the interior re
commends that, the cases be transferred
to an appropriate .court for a hearing
and a decision.
The majority report was presented
in both houses of congress today.
At the sanje time the report of the
Democratic members of the commit
tee and of representative Madison,
which condemn Ballinger, were' also
CUT OF 17 CENTS
ON THE XEY RATE
j1 jraso JDire insurance is to
Be Reduced Very Ma
terially. A reduction q 17 cents in the key
rate of El Paso will be made possi
ble by the Improvements now being
started by the waterworks company
and the 'announcement of the censun
figures for El Paso. This will mean a
reduction of 20,000 or more in the
insurance paid by El Paso policy
holders-and eliminates one exposure
in dwelling risks and makes a differ
ence of 5 percent in the expdsure
charges on mercantile risks.
Work will be started at once on tho
rebuilding of the pumping plant on
the mesa. This nlant lirfs hppn iron
clad and was a charge of 10 cents In (
the announced key rate for El Paso.
The laying of additional mains by the
water company will reduce the key
rate 4 cents and the- difference be
iween the actual census figures and
those estimated by the insurance com
panies will make a difference of 3
more cents in the key rate, reducing
the total amount of the key rate to 27
The new power plant on the mesa i
wm cost 10,000 and will be entirely
HflT VCTTTTP. r"V TTTC TIJATVI
Brownwood. Texas, Dc. 7 R. L. Holt,
a DraKeman on tne jb ort worth & Rio i
Grande railroad, was struck by a stray
bullet In the head and seriously wound
ed late yesterday while" sitting in the
cupalo of a freight train en route from
Brownwood to Brady. The ball en
tered the left ear. shattered the, cheek
bone and tore away an eye. A posse is
hunting for the assailant- , , . .,
lustlyCsct t Tcrmcm no un; Indies but also because of the influ
J .... .... ,.' encs tht a wise solution may have on
Consistent Annual Appro
priations For Deep Water
PORTS OF MEXICO
Washington, D. C, Dec. 7. With
one of the largest gatherings of water
ways, enthusiasts that ever assembled
to discuss waterway improvements, the
seventh annual convention of the Na
tional Rivars and Harbors Congress
met here today.
A. B. Fowler represented Arizona at
the meeting. He is president of tle Na
tional Irrigation congress. ,
President Taft made a statement un
usually interesting. He said the im
portance of river navigation had died of
late years with the development of rail
road facilities. The problem that now
confronted his hearers, he declared, was
the union and cooperation of the rail
roads and the rivers. The terminal dif
ficulties of river transportation must be
overcome, the president said, before this
problem could be solved.
Representative Joseph B. Hansdell,
of Louisiana, called the congress to or--
ot, tVi nnoninsr addresses were
made by president Taft, governor Har- j
mon of Ohio; amoassaaor ue a- -Dtm,
of Mexico. Clifford Sifton, chairman
of the Canadian conservation commis
sion, is among the speakers.
Regular annual appropriations for
carrying- on the work of waterways
improvements throughout the United
States were advocated by president .
tii t .?c? rmprslncr address. 1
The rivers and harbors bill passed
by the last session of congress, he
said, was the greatest advance yet
made toward carrying out the- policies
advocated by the National Rivers and
"Durlng its consideration," he con- j
tinued, "the rivers and harbors -committee'
by unanimous vote declared in
favor of an" annual bill, and the bill
passed was formed with that end in
view, so much so that it is imperative
to pass a bill at this session of con
gress." "This organization, from its incep
tion, has insisted tthat one of the most
important features of the waterways
legislation was to have annual bills.
instead of-ione very three .years, so as
to place legislation iur me iw.ia -nt
th? union on a par with other great
-appropriation bills, making the work
more businesslike, systematic ana eco
nomical, and enabling the engineer
corps to carry on the work more ex
peditiously and effectively."
Harbors for Mexico.
"The ports of Mexico" were discussed,
by senor Don Francisco Leon de la
Barra, ambassador of that country to
the United States, who pointed out
thatother countries would profit from j
the example set by America in the ;
improvement of its rivers and harbors, j
The solving of your river ana nar-
bor problems;" said -the ambassador, j
country, not only on account of the
! knowledge to be derived from your
,. . -. - .
"The facilities offered by river
works for the improvement of naviga
tion and of port works, which increase
their capacity while Affording the
necessary security to shipping, must
.need have an influence iri your inter
national trade, as they contribute to
reduce the cost and increase the rap
idity of the transportation."
The Improvement of "the ports and
lighthouses of Mexico, the ambassador
said, was imperatively demanded as a
complement to the .network of rail
ways that is fast being constructed.
Because the railroads j reached first
to the gulf coast, the attention of ths
Mexican government was directed first
to the ports of that coast, and several
of them have been reudered"'as safe as
any in the world for vessels of great
draught and tonnage.
He particularized Veracruz, Tampico
and Puerto Mexico.
On the Pacific coast the ambassa
dor instanced Manzariillo as a nort thai
already has undergone substantial im-
provement while Guaymas, on the Pa
cific, and Progresso and Campeche on
the trulf coast. have nroiects nude!
MEXICAN LEPER IS
STOPPED AT BORDER
Young Mam in an Advanced
Stage of Disease Will
A Mexican leper, whose hands and
feet show advanced stage of the dis
ease, failecl Wednesday morning in en
tering tne United States. The man, who
is 24 years of age, is held at the United
States immigration station.
Giving his name as Margarito Bar
roso, the -dper said that lie came from
I Guadalupe in the state of Jalisco, near
Guadalajara. He was accompanied by
iris father, an old man nearly stone
blind. It is believed that the couple i
Intended to beg their way into this
country. The young leper's hands are
horribly eaten bs the disease, and
parte of his feet are eaten away
Mexican authorities will be notified,
to take t'ne man back. '
AN IRISH FIGHT
London, England-, Dec. 7. The most
interesting of today's election 'new?
fompc frnm Cork. -K-hfrf in vr.stprrtnv's
pollings the Independent Nationalists j
aeieatea tne neamonaires in wie uitter
est fight of the campaign.
So much- feeling was aroused that it ;
was thought wise not to announce the t
victory for 'the 'A11 for Ireland" party j
last night. '. i
So far the new "parliament stands: j
Government Coalition, 167; Unionists,
15L . ' , I
Belief Prevails That It Can
not Be Seduced Owing to
Demand For Cash.
OF CITY IS HIGH
Notwithstanding the fact that the
assessed valuation cf F1 Paso his in-
creased from $28,581,420 in 1909 to $31,--
273,146.50 in 1910, it is believed by city
hall officials that the city tax rate
will remain at 1.90 on the -?190 vaJua
tion. Those in touch with the situa- i
tion figure that the rate cannot be re- smeUer wilL cost $300,000 and will in
duced more than 2 or 3 cents, at the oceafie the output of the plant by 500
outside, nad still enable the city to se- I tons of blister copper per day. A force
cure enough funds to meet current ex-j-0f 50 -men will be employed in the con
penses and for expected appropriations. ' struction of the new furnaces vand -"
This is due to the fact that during installing the necessary machinery for
j their operation. When completed, the
the past year, the city has issued ad- j cxtension to the smelter will employ
ditional bonds amounting to $4S5,000, from 50 to 100 additional men.
including waterworks purchasing bonds j The "enlargement of the El Paso
nf 7nft ,i kc uL -;-! smelter, which is one of the properties
of $375,000 and bonds for the openin
of West San Antonio and "Kansas
to ?110,t)00. The in- j
3; at 7 percent in-
. , ' !
terest on the bond
eluding 5 percent for interest "and 2 j
percent to constitute a sinking fund,
amounts to 33,950, which represents
an expense that the city has not here
tofore been sponsor for.
The increase in taxable values,
amounting almost to $3,000,000. trill
net at the $1.90 rate, almost $57,000
additional in taxes. Deducting the new
bond expense, about 23.000 additional
is gained in taxes over last year.
That this amount can be easily) used,
however, is vouched for by city offi-N
cials who state that the exnenses are .
the neighborhood of $590,000. and which ,
ng yearly, and tEfct new appro- direct -to tne a. o. cc h. v.o. t reuuenw .. ,.. - ---- ," ;..
s are becoming a necessity. ! at Terth Amboy, N. J., and Baltimore, j American fclonl-s with keen interest.
the 1.50 rate on the valuation i Id., which nave aiso Deen eniargeo. to m vuu i- "- -
er 31,000.000. which will net in , accommodate the additional business. The bet proof of SWMfs sentiments
mayor Kelly Wednesday morning stated ! of the soutnern aepartment ot me i uieeu uu. x w u--.-u, .... -was
not far from the amount of his ; American Smelting and Refining- com-! gress of the L-nited Si ate jhlch
budget, it is said the finance commit ' pany. has been in El Paso during the he states that the only mot ne brtag
tee of 'the city council will be able to I past week to arrange for the construe- ing-him to this hemisph. ere is his de
retire 100,000 of the general fund in-
debtedness, also 100,000 of he bonded
debt, and allow an appropriation
of 120.000 for the city schools. This
leaves about 270,000 for the actual
operating expenses of thee ity.
The tax rate of 1.90 on the new
assessed valuation will net about 46,-
000 more than the budget: for lastTe&rTi
Mayor Kelly is expected to call a meet
ing of the finance committee at the city
hall Wedesday afternoon to discuss the
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The duchess of Manchester, wlr i her
son, Viscount Maudeville. and' the
stricken duke of Manchester, who is
lying seriously ill at his iiome m Lon
don, following a hurried operation for
appendicitis. The duke was stri.-tccn ;n
Ireland, and his condition gru so
alarming that he was rushed to L.on.T!i.
where the operation was performed. The
duchess is the daughter-of-Eugni Zim
merman, .the Cincinnati millionaire. -v-
Work of Constructing Rev
erberatory Furnaces Be
gins at El Paso Plant.
THIS WILL EMPLOY
MANY MORE MEN
Work has started at the El Paso;
smelter for the instalation of two re-
ve-rberatory' furnaces for the smelting
- A ,n,nntrat whioh will t
make the El Paso smelter one of the
biggest- copper smelters in the coun
try. The improvements at the local
of the American Smelting and Refining
company, was made possible oy tnc
closing of" contracts for smelting the
concentrates of a number of large cop-
per producing mines in Arizona and
New MexIco. These are said to be the '
Ray Consolidated, of Arizona, a'nd the
Chino Copper company, of New Mexico.
The American Smelting company has.
nincoii Inntr term contfacts with these
mining companies for smelting their '
I .nncenrratps. and ,lt -was necRssan', to i
enlarge tTie El Paso plant to handle
tho increased business, j I
In the past -.'the copper matte has
boen sent, to Aguascalientes, Mex..
where ft was prepared for refining. ;
When the addition tor the El Paso plant
finished, this will be unnecessary.
and tne ouster copper win ae snippea
William kz. cotter, general nmnar ;
- . . -m -- -.i t .
tion oi tne aumuon iu uie w"
works After comDleting all oi tnese
details, he has returned to Aguascalien- '
tes, Mex., where be makes his head-
Ttefnre leaving Mr. Potter'
said that while the copper plant would-j
have a capacity or oou tons ot ouster
copper, the Immediate demands would
be for onlv-kalf this amountalthough
It is expected that the entire capacity
of the new addition will be taxed to '
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rfy-ro Tnr inp f!llU(!miL121LCd 11UU1 ."W ,
Arizona and New Mexico copper mines.
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; bwwwbt my .,.1 -
Unveils Monument to Von
Steuben, "the Father -of
the American Army."
. . T-. r riai 7 A
Washington, u. - ; f.t
monri!r ' i ,nii f nHllmaster of
th7 continental army, personal friend
of Washington, and of LaFayette and
r,ti,0,- revolutionary Seaders, was un
veiled today following a great mili
tary and civic parade. The monument
i a nation's tribute to a patriot who
aided in the great fight to set the
countrv free from Great Britain. All
the -German societies in Washington
A Gerninn Tribute.
The prominent part which baron von
Steuben played in the struggle of this
country for freedom was graphically
told by Dr. O. J. Hexamer, of Phila
delphia, president of the National German-American
alliance, in his speech
delivered on -the occasion of the un
veiling. ' '
Mr. Hexamer said in part
"Among the many valuable services
of Benjamin Franklin and the 'Father
of his Country,' must be mentioned
that they recommended baron von
Steuben to congre-s. The genius oi
Washington-, with his knowledge of
men and things, intuitively grasped the
true soirlt of military discipline: not
only would it become a great help to
the Tirmv and its officers and enable
him to. win battles, out ne a.so ut.
that Its influence would reac if ar into
the future. He came rel .on the
bron who wa often known as asn
ington s right arm stAllllM1 in
"Franklin, when he met Steubei in
France, immediately recognized that
ts "au , CiUi (.. - "" . " "-;
Si- Avk -ti-nw - fri a arror tu iiir"ii ii ;!
"y"" " ";; Vi, t thl ,r,n.
- - '-' rCZr". "V7 " r.
nuuie "bl a "'c" "s"' &"u '"
dom. He docs not crave titles nor
anej x-orse uoor3,
"The honors of the camp of Valley
Forge, where he was first sent, are.
known to every school child. Steuheu
showed himself worthy of the trust
impose'd in him. 'Washington had ap-
pointed him inspector general, and soon
RtiihA7i shov.vrl thft stuff he was made
--..w v .. --
of. hrincrfiisr order out of the chaos.
I introducing" an excellent system of ac
j counts and strict military discipline.
He could not speak English well, but,
in spite of this handicap, he succeed
ed in the difficult-task for a foreign-;
er, of making himself beloved and
popular with all classes. He intro
duced systematic regulations, held
daily reviews, personally inspected ev
erything and made himself familiar
with every detail.
"Thus Steuben in spirit as well as
! in fact became 'the drill master of the
! Continental army,' an unselfish and
faithful helper. - t
"The results of Steuben's 'drilling
I ..... n..tkTi. . 1sn . t- Ka ViO t?A iT
Monmouth, when Lee's lines, through
incompetence or treachery, were break
ing in confusion, and defeat seemed
certain, then Steuben, by Washington's
command, brought the impending
j flight to a standstill and led the re-
I united lines against the fire of tne
! enemy a splendid example of disci
j pline and mutual confidence between
i leader and troops. Alexander Hamil
ton, an eye witness, aeciarea mat nu
then for the first time" became aware
of the overwhelming importance of
military training and discipline.
"Iiu Washington's council of war
Steuben's word was of great influence
and often heeded. In the archives of
the Historical society of iSew lorK ms
carefully drawn plans of campaign are
still to be found.
"At the siege of Yorktown he was
the only American general who had
previously participated . in ieges.
Washington in the army order of the
1 next day specially, mentions that to
brave Steub'en belonged a great part ot
the credit of victory.
x Honored by Congress.
"Congress considered Steuben's serv
ices too valuable to discharge him af
ter peace was declared, and it was
Steuben who worked out the plans for
j tne estaoiisnment 01 our smdii siauu-
Ing army and the foundation or our
militar academy. Congress on August
15, 17S4, passed a resolution that the
thanks of the United States be ex
pressed to "him for tie great zeal and
the df f iciency he had displayed in ev
ery position entrusted to him, and pre
sented him with a gol-Q handled sword.
The states of New York, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania and Virginia made him
grants of land.
"Returning into private life, iSteu
ben became a public spirited citizen or
the highest type. Steuben could enjoy
but a short time the annual pension of
$?500, finally granted him in 1790, and
the land grant of the state of New
I York. He retired to his farm in the
summer of 1794, and died shortly after
his 54th birthday, on November 15,
"On" Oneida's heights, deep within an
old forest reservation, we find a mas
sive monument of gray stones on
which the mosses and lichens fondly
cling. Here rest the mortal remains
of Steuben, the father of the Amer
"We honor our selves in honoring
the memory of our great dead!"
The German ambassador, count To
hann Heinrlch von Bernstorff. said:
j "I am very pleased to be able to
regard this monument not only as one
I erected to the memory of atfdistin
1 guished German officer, but also a.s a
I monument to the unbroken friendship
j w!.ich has existed between Germany
and the united states since tne Dircn
of the people of the United States as a
nation. In those days the great king
from whom Steuben learnt the ar,t of
war issued his order refusing transit
(Continued on Page Nine.)
Americans From Chihuahua
Predict Victory for the
IN SHORT TIME
Those S00 troops marching into the j
insurrecto storonghold, west ot the city
of Chihuahua, are due to battle before j
The town of Guerrero, located inland
off the Mexico North Western railway.
has been retaken by the insurrectos and
j its jefe politico captured, admitted of
S ficiallv in Chihuanua.
1 This news, from varied but reliable
sources, has reached El Paso. Travel
ers from the district in arms declare
j that the federal troops will surely be j
' defeated, so strong are the forces of j
1 nlainsmen and mountaineers- xniJ
! orimion is shared by every American
mining and railway.man who has been
seen this week. Few of tnose wnu
come from that district place the num
ber of men in arms below 2000. They
I sav tnat as soon as an insurrecto is
! killed, his rifle will be taken by an
I necrults From. Everywhere.
Travelers declare that men from all j
Mexico are. flocking to the insurrec-
I tionary forces. Many are coming
: frcm the United States, they declare.
The supply of riflesland ammunition
! i ranidlv Increasing. Many of the
weapons and equipment are of the reg-
ulation Mexican army pattern, liierej
are many former soldiers with the new j
army, but they have shed their uni-
! llie LOW II Ul ruciiew cu .- ,...., i
! point in that district still held by fed- !
eral forces. Departure 01 the msur
' rectos two weeks ago occasioned the
stationing there of 63 soldiers and offi
! cers. It was learned last week that a
' force of insurrectionary cavalry had
! started a march from Madera to recap
ture the inland town. Its capture
was reported in The Herald early this
week, but now it has been oflclally :
announced at the city of Chihuahua.
I Urbano Zea, the jefe politico, is said
J to be a captive, but the loss in itilled
and. wounded is not Known, as no sur
vivors have reached Chihuahua.
Thev 800 soldiers sent out Sunday
from the city of Chihuahua took train
only a few kilometers, and then start
ed marching. The Mexico Nbri West
ern road does not run directly to, Ma
dera and the troops are making an
overland march, to reach that terminal.
Logic of this move is only explained in
that the troops will have to fight their
I way out, instead of attacking from
1 -nMthnut- a; in the battle near the city i
I of Chihuahua. Insurectionaxy officers
are cioseij' in toucn witn me iroup 1
movement, and doubtless a battle will j
occur before the 'soldiers reach Ma- j
dera. The march, if completed, will be j
a matter of five days at the least. Thu j
soldiers are carrying two machine j
guns, the insursctionary scouts have
Tells of Experiences.
F. H. Martin, of Pittsburg, Pa., ar-
rived Wednesday morning in El Paso.
During v the month of turmoil he has j
been about Minaca. a station on the 1
North ' Western. "From what I have
seen. I believe they have about 2000
men in arms," says Martin. "I have
talked with many of the revolutionist ,
officers who have visited our camp.
i They certainly are treating the Ameri- ,
1 -. . j s j
cans line ana nave maue man it teuua 1
by it. We were out of provisions and j
went to see the jefe politico appointed
at Temosachic We told him we had
nothing to eat. He immediately or
dered two beeves killed for us. and
gave us a supply of flour and pota- 1
toes. 'Come asrain when you are out,'
he said. We haven't had any trouble
at all since the" revolt excent from I
! some of our men quitting, and the dif-
! f iculty of getting supplies. Just as
i soon as there is a rifle without a man,
Plenty of Flgkters.
"No, there is a plenty of men. All
they need is mere rifles. And just as
soon as there is a battle there w'HJ
probably be more rifles. Mexicans re 1
turning from the states are piling In
and asking for arms. The troops are
being drilled and they put up a good
appearance. They talk about that bat- J
tie at San Andres. It was a joke. Wheiii
the troop train pulled in, just 22 men'
opened fire and the troops beat it. I .
know there were only 22 men who at-
tacked the train. j
"Few of the Americans down there
j seem to think those S00 troops will
have much of a show. They must pass ;
through rough country. It seems that I
. the insurrectos are going to let thm j
j march till they are tired out. and far .
j In the inter? rr. Then you will se a !
j battle. They will never get to Madura; j
j that is sure. They seem to think that j
they are fooling the revolutionists b$ j
coming up in tne rear arouna .viaaera. j
But everybody knows just where the; j
; are each day." J
. . 1
ACTIVITY IN i
TORREON REGION I
Volunteers Are Sent Into!
Mountains Against the
Douglas. Ariz., Dec. 7. Direct mail i
advices from Torreon state that Gen. J
Geronlmo Trevino, chief of the third 1
military zone, has appointed as com
mander of the government expeditorary
forces Carlos Gonzales, who in turn has
Wiamed tils son as leader of 300 organ
I Ized volunteers, who have taken the
field against the insurrectos south of
Torreon. The insurgent detachment is
said to be strongly entrenched on
Insurrectos Take Horses.
A band of insurgents two days ago
visited a ranch near Madera owned by
an American, whose brother lives here,
and took 100 horses. The owner was
given a receipt, payable upon presenta
tion to "Madero's minister of war." The
.(Continued on Page Nine.),
Election of Terrazas as Gov
ernor of Chihuahua May
Not Bring Peace.
THEY SAY it MAKES
THE TROUBLE WORSE
Chihuahua. Mexico, Dec. 7. That the
insurrectionary trouble has not been
remedied by the election by the state
congress of Alberto Terrazas to be
governor. 1 tne general opinion hero,
for it isN declared that there is more re
sentment among thensurrectos in Chi
huahua against the dominant power in
state affairs than against the national
government. Business men recall tha
uprising near Temosachic- a couple of
years ago when the people thought they
were being taxed too heavily, and sev
eral years prior to that, tne indiana
pulled off a similar uprising. Five
years ago last September, it Is recalled,
the people of Chihuahua the working
classes stoned tht? municipal palace,
when Gen. Luis Terrazas (father of tho
new governor) was governor, and de
claimed loudly against "the tryanny oC
Terrazas." Enrique Creel, the. soninlaw,
was soon given the reins orgovernment'
and his regime pleased the peopla
much better. Tb.ey were satisfied, too
wit hthe irule of Joso Maria Sanchez
retiring governar, but tne federal gov
ernment it is declared, did r-otlike hi
"dilatory tactics" in dealing with the
insurrection, hence ,tlie "election" oC
young Terrazas, son the state's rich
est man. ,
The soldier 'and insurrectos have not
yet met, although they are not many
miles apart In the vicinity of San An
dres unless, as reported here, the in.
surrectos have withdrawn to entice the
troops further Intb the -mountains.
FEELS HEAVY HAND
OF PORFIRIO DIAZ
Mexican Editor Driven from
. Own Country, Arrested
Washington, D. C, Dec. 7. Juan
Sanchez Azcona, one time member of
congress of Mexico, was arrested here
Tuesday ""on charges preferred by the
Mexican government, alleging obtain
ing money under, .false pretensse. Aa
cona has been with Gustavo A. Madero.
brother of the revolutionist leader in
Azcona is a son of the late Senor
Azcona. former Mexican minister' to
Italy, Guatemala and the Argentine
Republic He came here November 21
from San Antonio, Texas, where" his
consultations with Francisco Lf Madero.
lonrir nf the Mexican revolution, were
an open secret. He has been, asso
ciated here" with Gustavo A. Madero.
Azcona said that the f incident in,
which charges have been preferred
against him occurre four years ago,
and thar hisr partr in the affair was
merely as a witness. He said that
while manager" of-a newspaper in Mex
ico City, many contributions were re
ceived fpr the entertainment of the
poor of the Mexican capital. The funds
were insufficient and were turned over
to a committee of women for disburse
ment among the poor. Another news
paper, he said, charged that the money
was diverted from the original purpose
of the donors.
Azcona says that after a due judicial
investigation in which he appeared
as a witness the case was dropped.
. Later, he said, he founded "Nuevo
Mexico," and began a series of attacks
on the Diaz administration which,
caused its suppression three times, and
finally Its confiscation six months ago.
He, as its editor, was compeled to.
leave the country. He said he would
Machine G-uns Sent "Vith a
New Detacknient Erom .
Mexico. City, Mex.. Dec. 7. A dis
patch from Chihuahua says federal
troops went to San Andres Tuesday
and that upon their approach the revo
lutionists fled toward Guerrero. It
was believed 'the troops would follow
to Guerrero, where a battle may occur
upon their arrival:
A company of soldiers with several
rapid fire guns and a large supply of
ammunition, left here" last night, pre
sumably for points in Chihuahua.
Activity of the "peace committee"
which has been endeavoring to reach a
base of settlement in Chihuahua, ap
parently Is highly dif,pleasing to the
Mexican government. A sign of this
resentment was the dispatch to the
Mexican embassy at Washington of 3
cablegram by Enrique C. Creel, minis
ter for foreign affairs, denying thai
the government has had anything to
do with the appointment ofVsuch a
s r- 1- V
Keep Men on Guard Nightly
to Provide Against In
Colonla Dublan, Chihuahua, Mexico,
Dec. 7. The little Mormon army was
out to practice, "armed with a great
variety of guns, pistols and some ev n
carrying sticks. The cavalry did not
gallop In time with the music, but It
was a beginning.
Sentinels watch the town every night
against sudden surprise. ,
Messrs. Payne and Jameson have just
returned from Morelos. Sonora, -and On
their way they met; no revolutionists
and ware not 'nterfered witn in anv
way. They say everything Is quiet in
those .parts, and th,e people of Colonia
Morelos are doing their farm work and
paying little or no attention to the