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EI Paso, Texas,
Thursday Evening
December 8, 1910 -10 Pages
EI Paso's Rapid Growth
Official TJnitea States Census.
Population 1910 39,279
Population 1900 15,906
Population 1890 10,338
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4000 Troops Said to Be in
Chihuahua State After the
Insurrectos.
TROOPS ADVANCE
FROM TORREON
It is reported at the city of Chihua
hua that Gen. Navarro and 60 soldiers
have been captured by insurrectos. This
general, who commanded the federal
troops at the battle near that city,
went with the 800 troops who are
marohlncT toward Madera. The report
has it that he was scouting with his j
men when cut off from the main body j
and captured. I
Xo report of any engagement has j
been made, but it is felt certain that
one must have occurred "Wednesday or
will occur today. The 800 troops who j
started Sunday from the city of Chi- I
huahua are on a march of about five j
days from Madera, formation of the
country will necessitate an engagement j
in the canyons through which the?
must pass. A passenger who spent I
Tuesday in Madera reports no naws of j
an engagement. j
Insurrectionary forces are still in
rTTtriPtA pommand of the Mexico
North Western railway west of the
city of Chihuahua. Trains are still be
ing inspected before entering: or after
departing from Chihuahua. There have
been no disorders in the district in
arms. Unarmed men are flocking in
and asking for arms. Until an en
gagement with government troops they
are being housed in the towns along
the road, hoping to receive arms from
killed insurrectos or soldiers.
4000 Troeps la Chihuahua.
It is estimated that there are at least
4000 government troops in the state
of Chihuahua. This estimate is based
on known movements of troops from
the interior, added to those already
in the state. However, it does not
Include the number reported to bo
marching from the Sinaloa border. Tho
National Railway yards at Aguascall-c-ntatz
is?x- hpcn .sunnlied with two
trains of empty cars, ordered by theS
government to be sent to Mexico city.
Those who arrived Thursday morning
in El Paso on the Rational Railways
reported much fear among the passen
gers, when on leaving Mexico City it
was found that a car containing 65
soldiers was being drawn by the pas
senger "train. However, the train was
unmolested, and the soldiers were left
tt the city of Chihuahua,
Troops Near DurHBgo.
A mysterious troop movement is oc
curring on the Durango Central rail-Ti-av.
Two trains carrying 1000 men
have come up from Mexico City and j
been sent west. It is, thought that an
effort will 'be made to march into the
territory in arms from the south. But
he arrival of these troops will require
manv more davs. and they' cannot assist
the 800 men alreafly in the territory
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in uprising.
INSURRECTIO
SEEKING
"HERE
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Col. Alvarez Achints Mission
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and-Savs Insuectos'
Have Axwy of 7000.
Jose Sanchez -Alvarez, a colonel of
insurrectionary forces in the south
west of dhihuahua, w.as in El Paso
Tuesday and was interviewed regard
ing the uprising in his state. He did
not come on a railroad, and he did not
go on a railroad, that Is, unless dis
guise was employed. However, in this
city the officer made no effort to con
ceal himself, and it is understood that
he came to arrange for the transport
ing of arms into the republic.
"Of course we don't know whether
we will win," he said. "But nnany of
us prefer to die than to lose. You are
not getting the truth out of Mexico,
nor have you any idea of what is going
on. "We have between 7000 and 8000
men in arms, that is, all through the
state. They are the same kind of m.en
of which the "rural police are made,
good fighting men. Our sharpshooter
service, is as good as any.
Would Welcome Protectorate.
"Politically we want the Americans
to know that we believe them our
friends, and the action of all our troops
will bear out that statement- If te
United States would promise to oversee
a fair election, as it did in Cuba, we
would throw down our arms at once.
That is all we want. We could take
the city of Chihuahua, if we wanted it,
but we could not hold it long at pres
ent. "Also ire could tie up the National
railways, but we don't want -to do that,
either. While it Is called the National,
railways, it is owned by Americans,
and we don't wantany Americans help
ing the Mexican government. As long
as we keep our hands off American
property, we will be left to fight cur
own battle,-we hope.
"We are sorry that Alberto Terrazas
has been appointed gorernor of Chihua
hua Sanchez was a 'buffer' between
two forces. Terrazas not. You have
not been getting the truth at all. There
were more than 100 soldiers killed at
the 'battle near Chihua'iua. Some of
those 'dead insurrectionists photo
graphed by the government vee only
paupers who happened to die that day.
Predict More FiyrhtirttT.
"But I was not in t'ie battle near
Chihuahua, and onlv know what lelia
ble men have told me of It- I am station
ed near Batopilas. There will be fighting
there soon. Our men are mostly still
on their ranches, but all :lo a'racd.
We are having little trouble r rooming
arms from the statas. It is very eusy."
The colonel of insurgents smiled a lit
tle. The visitor formerly, was a prominent
mining mar at Bar.'ii. lie says that
the district where he ;s stati-ned is
held by his party from Monclova gn
the International Tail way to Urique
ard Batopilas. near the Sonora border.
Troops are on the march, having pass
ed through Sonora. ,When they reach
two train trails into .the Barranca del
Cobre dis'trict there 'will' be fighting,
.Continued ou Page To.)
Man Who Ran the Game
Oets Off His Lawyer
Knows of Other Games. .
TELLS COURT OF
ONE IN OPERATION
Fines of 25 each were assessed in
police court "Wednesday afternoon by
judge Tom Lea against 11 men,
charged with gaming, who were cap
tured Friday night last in a room on
tlio catrrtr finnr nf tlin "PnnrJlA "DniT I
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saloon, 314 San Antonio street, when
the place .Avas raided by assistant clilef
of police Ten Eyck, sergeant Roberts,
officers Frank Williams. Dan Thomp
son and C. H. "Webster.
The case against the twelfth man,
who gave his name as Fred La Monts. j
was dismissed on the recommendation !
of assistant city attorney Volney
Brown, and on the testimony of officer J
Williams that he saw the man ten j
minutes before the raid, on San An
tonio street. '
The men vho were fined $25 each J
gave the names of J. C. Hughes, C. M. j
Goggins, S. T. Smith, A. L. Bradburn, j
John Gibbson, Henry Wilson, Jack At- J
kins, Clarence Johnson, B. D. Dermett. j
J. Reynolds and John Burns. Jack ,
Atkins is the name of a horse at the t
Juarez track.
Only three of themen appeared in
police court, A. L. Bradburn and La
Monts being included. The entire J
dozen "were represented oy attorney
J. C. Wharton. All the men had given
o uunus. .rf. sepiiiiiue cut.&e ui v;uii- i
ducting a gambling house, hied against
A. L. Bradburn, was disnUssed by judge
Lea, who stated that the evidence was
insufficient to convict.
The Raid.
Assistant chief of police. Ten Eyck
was the. first witness on the stand J
Wednesday afternoon and he testified j
that he and -officer Williams broke J
open the door leading to the room i
where the 12 men were captured and I
that he first saw A. L. Bradburn, who
said: . . j
"Hello, Cap, I was just giving the i
boys a little time to straighten up."
Continuing, Mr. Ten Eyck stated that j
he saw poker chips on the table in the i
room and that before leaving he se- j
cured 15 G necks of cards. He also i
testified that several of the men es
caped to the roof of an adjoining
building, but were brought back by
the other officers.
On the cross examination by attor-
ney "Wharton, Mr. Ten Eyck stated
that he received his information that j
poker was played in the room from a .
man named Ellis, who lives in East j
El Paso, and who, Ten Eyck stated, j
informed him that he had lost money
there. Mr. Ten Eyck denied, in an- j
s.wer to a question, that "he knew any- I
thing -of a poker game "that has been j
in progress for two years not two
blocks from, the police station." j
' 3Iea Escape to Roof. J
Officer Frank Williams was the next j
witness and he testified that when he
and Ten Eyck started through the door i
leading to the room it was slammed ;
shut and that he hear4 someone say, !
"We're pinched."
Mr. Williams stated that four of -the
men in the room escaped to the
roof of an adjoining building, but that ,
all were brought back. Williams also j
testified that one o'f the men came to i
him and said i
"I was in a h of a good jackpot." I
Williams also told of seeing poker 1
chips and cards on the table in the J
room and tha't he saw the men "cash- j
ing in" to Bradburn. j
Saw Men Cash In."
Officers Dan Thompson and C. H.
Webster, who were stationed on the
roof, told of escorting four men .back
into the room and of seeing several i
"cash in" to Bradburn. Sergeant Rob- J
erts's testimony was corroborative. I
Xo testimony was introduced by the j
Several defendants, and attorney I
Brown then asked for the maximum
fine, $50 in each case of alleged gam- j
ing, and 200' in the separate case
against Bradburn.
Other Poker Games. i
Judge Wharton, for the defendants, j
asked for a nominal fine, if any was
to be assessed, stating that he knew, :
or was credibly informed that three j
poker games were in progress Tuesday J
night, and that an example should not j
be made, of the men arrested Friday j
nisrht. He also stated that he had I
been informed that a poker game was
in progress Tuesday night in a .room
back of the Klondike saloon.
Attorney Brown announced that he
would have Mr. Wharton summoned
before the grand jury.
STEAMER SINKS
IN A COLLISION
Yarmouth, Eng., Dec. 8. The steamer
Blackburn, from Grimsby for Antwerp,
was sunk in collision with the steamer
Rock off Sheringham last night. Twenty-nine
passengers and the Blackburn's
crev of 27 took to three small boats
and one of the boats, containig 24 per
sons, reached here today. The other
two boats have not been reported.
MARRIED WOMAN'
ENDS OWN LIFE
Terrell, Texas, Dec. 8. Mrs. Clifford
Jeffries, aged 28, committed suicide at
her .home here this morning by shoot
ing herself through the head with a
revolver. Xo one else was at home
at the time, and when entrance to the
room was forced she was found dead.
Her husband Is employed at the Mid
land shops. No cause is assigned.
KILLS SELF WHEN
ACCUSED OF THEFT
Gainesville. Texas, Doc. S. Leon Nor
wood, of Valley View, shot himself
tvice near the heart today when ar-
rested charged with stealing hides in j
a wagon yard. He refused to -go to :
jail and fired his revolver to frighten
the officers, which, failingj he turned
the weapon upon himself
United States Taking -No
Chances of Americans Be- j
inp Disturbed bv Revolt, i
CRUISER TACOMA
ON THE MISSION
Washington, D. C, Dec. S. In view of
alarming reports representing a revo
lution in Honduras against the admin
istration of president Davilla, the -navy
department has ordered the cruiser Ta
coma to Puerto Cortez to meet any pos
sible emergency that might endanger
Americans or American interests.
The Tacoma probably will arrive Sat
urday. Americans Forced to Scllm
Bogota, Colombia. Dec. S. The' final
payment of $375,000 was made in the
Bogota city government today, com
pleting the transfer of the properties
of the Bogota Railway company from
fts American owners.
The "Americans built and operated the
local lines under a concession received
during the presidency of Gen. Reyes.
Popular disapproval of the concession
resulted last March in a successful boy
cott of the road and finally its cumpul
sory sale to the municipalities for
$800,000.
There has been no anti-American dem
onstrations lately.
SMITH WANTS EL
PASO TO BENEFIT
Would Remove Duty From
Lumber and Get Pearson
Hills Here.
Washington, D. C. Dec. S. Represen
tative W. 'R. Smith introduced a bill to
remove all duty from lumber. This is
to help El Paso secure the Pearson
mills.
The vice president presented a com
munication from the secretary, of Arizo
na transmitting a memorial of Arizona
constitutional -convention in reference
to payment for improvements 'on school
lands" if sold to other than the lessee.
The house is considering the indian
appropriation bill and 'has accepted it
as drawn for :N3&w Mexico and Arizona.
Delegate Ralph Cameron gets $85,000
for a oridge over the Little Colorado
and Harbors Bill.
The rivers and harbors appropriation
bill will probably be put in final shape
today- The bill, carrying approximate
ly $22,000,000 of cash fundsand $5,000,
000 in continuing contracts, in addi
tion to $7,500,000 likely to be Included
.in the sundry civil appropriation bill,
probably will be reported to the house
Friday.
To Reduces Postage.
For the establishment of 1 cent letter
postage a bill was introduced in the
house by representative Morris Shep
pard of Texas. It would take effect
July 1, 1911. It proposes that the rate
for drop letters shall be 1 cent an
ounce, instead of 2.
Committee Assignment.
Speaker Cannon has announced sev
eral committee assignments. Lively of
Texas, Democrat, is assigned to the
commitete on coinage, weights and
measures. All assignments are of mem
bers who will'not be in the next con
gress., thus avoiding any possible em
barrassment to the Democratic speaker
of the next house.
TELEPHONE GIRLS
SLIDE DOWN POLE
Hemmed in by Fire They Es
cape Through Window ;
to Telephone Pole.
Longview, Texas, Dec. S. Hemmed
in by a fire which damaged the -building,
in which the telephone exchange
was located, girl operators of the
Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone
Co. escaped by climbing out of win
dows and sliding down telephone
poles.
The fire occurred late last night and
caused upwards of $10,000 damage in
the business section. Boyer's moving
picture establishment was destroyed;
Campbell & Campbell, attorneys lost
their library, and A. I. Gans dry goods
store was seriously damaged.
WILDCAT MINES
HIT IN ARIZONA
Phoenix, itriz., Dec. S. The Arizona
constitutional convention today adopt
ed an amendment to the corporation
commission article, which is expected
to have the effect of putting all "wild
cat" mining companies operating in
Arizona out of business. It pfoi'ides
that all corporations offering stock for
sale to the public shall be subject to
Inspection by the commission.
The measure is considered the most
drastic of that character c-vacted ln any
state.
SAFE STOLEN FROM
AN EXPRESS OFFICE
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. S. Mystery
surrounds the disappearance of a? small
safe said to contain $15,000 and valu
alie merchandise from the office of
the Adams Express company early to
day. The safe was delivered at the of
fice last by one of the drivers. Some
t'me after it disappeared.
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FIFTEEN FREIGHT CARS
ARE WRECKED AND BURNI3D.
Jacksonville, Tex.. Dec. S. A wnck
on the International & Great Northern
occurred 1j miles east of here near
Reynolds this morning. Seven passen
ger trains have been detoured by Ty
ler, near the Cotton Belt. Fifteen cars
containing merchandise were ditched
and demolished. A car of matches
caught fire and the entire load was
destroyed. A car of beer also was lost.
No one was injured. The train was
derailed.
Mrs. C. Mica of Sheridan, Wyo.. s
visiting her parents, Mr. and TJrs. J. T.
Barrett, on Kansas street- '
One Thousand Enthusiastic ;
Prohibitionists Attend the
Convention at Ft. Worth, j
i TOM BALL IS THE
BELL WETHER
Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 8. Shouting,
"Texas' is going dry," the statewide
prohibition convention 'opened here
this morning in the city hall auditor
ium. Former congressman -Tom Ball
nf Houston called the meeting to order
and then briefly announced that the ,
purpose of the convention is to or
ganize for a campaign to carry a pro
hibition constitutional amendment nexf
year. x
One thousand delegates are present
and more will arrive this afternoon.
Among those attending are: Judge Rice
Maxey of Sherman, Dr. J. H. Gambrell
of Dallas, senator Sturgeon of Paris,
William Poindexter of Cleburne, T. M.
Jones of Tyler. G. C. Rankin of Dallas.
B. F. Looney of Greenville, and R. E.
Cooper of Gainesville.
William Poindexter was elected tem
porary chairman and in an address de
clared the liquor interests are mislead
ing the people of Texas through the,
local self-government argument and
called for a united effort to unhorse
the "political despotism in Texas."
Poindexter said: "There can be no po
litical rest until the- liquor interests
leave the state."
J. M. Richards of Weatherford tvas
elected temporary secretary and J. P.
Sewell of San Angelo "assistant. Cone
Johnson was unable to attend. A com
mittee was appointed, with E. P. May
field of Meridian as chairman, to ar
range a permanent organization. T.- H.
Bell heads the committee to draft reso
lutions. AMERICANS MIX IN
BRITISH POLITICS
Waldorf Astor Goes to Par
liament Husbands of
American Women
Win.
London, Eng.. Dec. S. The counties
of England which voted yesterday re
mained staunch to the Un'onist causo
and the gap between the Coalition
forces and Unionists, remains about the
same today, the government naving a'
majority of 13 in a total of .Ml seats
for which elections have been reported.
Interesting personalities among those
whose election Is annouced today are
Morton Frewen,who comes from Co"k
county to support William O'Brien, ami
Independent Nationalist leaders, II.
Spender Clay for Tcnbridge division.
Kent, and lord Willoughby Deeresby
for Horncastle division. Lincolnshire.
All three married American women.
There was great surprise in the can
ture of Plymouth by Waldorf Astor. a
former American, and A. Shirley Benn,
John Burns's old opponent in Battersea.
Further returns during the dav in
creased the government majority to 20.
MRS: CLEMENTS IN
A STAGE WRECK
Globe, Ariz., Dec 8. The stage be
tween Globe and Kelvin was wrecked
yesterday while- goinsr down the moun
tain between Pioneer and Armstrong
stations.
The front axle broke, causing the
stage to tip over and' plunge down the
cliff into the gulch. Though heavily
laden with passengers none was more
than slightly Injured.
Among the passengers was Mrs. Geo.
H. Clements, wife of an El Pasp news
paper man, and a resident of Ysleta.
ATTEMPT TO WRECK
PASSENGER TRAIN
Cleburne. Texas, Dec. S. A desperate
attempt was made last night to wreck
the fast Santa Fe passenger train 17 be
tween Overbrook and Marietta, Okla..
according to the crew's statements
made here today. Cross ties and large
rocks were placed on the track. The
pilot of the engine knocked the ob
struction from the track, but it was
a narrow escape. H. C. Moore, engi
neer, and H. V. Hassett, fireman; reside
in Cleburne.
GRANDDAUGHTER OF
JEFF DAVIS MARRIES.
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j Colorado Springs, Colo., D.-c. S. The
marriage of Miss Lucy White Hayes,
' granddaughter of Jefferson Davis, and
' Geoge Bower Young, son of the late
Harvey Young, a famous western ar- I
j tist, will be celebrated this evenly at j
St. Stephens Episcopal chureu. The
! r.oT'omnnT- lill Ho f rkllrkT-ol Ki o i.na,t
tion at the Hayes residence. ",
Mr. and Mrs. Young will take "a brief
I trip before going to their future home
j at Placerville, Colo.
ROYS VXD GIRLS
CAN EARN .HONEY.
There are only two days left
in which to hustle new sub
scriptions for the special prizes
whieh The Herald offers for
extra work in its Christmas
spending money distribution
competition, this week.
Several of thp boys and girls
have taken advantage of this
special prize offer and have
been hustling hard for new
subscribers. None of them
however, have secured enough
to assure their places, so that
any of the others ran, by con
sistent effort tomorrow and
Saturday, get just as- many.
These special prizes do -not
in any way affect the credit
points whien are given for the
final distribution, as points are
given on al! new and old sub
scriptions turned in.
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If Ballinger Report Is Not
Acted on-Soon, There Will
Be Some Noise.
IS THE REPORT
AGRICULTURAL? Washington, D. C-. Dec. S. The Bal-lirger-Pinchot
reports will not be acted
upon by the house committee on agri- !
culture,, to which it was referred, until comiorung a-iuomei ....
' . t . ... . . . baUe, that he did not know beans about
after the Cnrjtmas holidays at least . preachingr. Then he sailed into the
and perhaps not at all, according to . churclTmembers as if to whet his ora
prcsent indications. ! torical scythe on them.
T , , 4- .i - "There never was a city where the
In tact, the members of tins commit- , . . . iX t lahor ln
tee cannot see why the reports were re- j
ferred to them except for the conser-
vation questions involved, or as a joke.
uearninie me leiiiocrais in ine nuuse.
the BallingerPinchot committee, with
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"EST republican ae florins on
wliat actio'C take Inequ
seven days elapse v.-hen a rule from the
committee on rules might be in order
The Democrats wil? Sek recwirae to
tl J uk and f-,2 in nr v act on
tne rule ana, iainng in eari action,
plan to bring up the question in a
speech on the floor of the house-
POLICE STATION
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jSsL!Ufxf3Jh& JtjLJt5jr 1 jii
MVv-i.r "Wifl-. QVio-LJ-io;l TT1
JNegrO Wltll biiaiLeiea L.I-
bow; Girl With Slashed
Neek Among the
Patients.
The police station developed into
an emergency hospital Wednesday aft-
noon and nisht. four patients being
treated, with injuries ranging from
broken legs a'nd slashed faces to a pis-
tol shot wound in the right elbow. The
latter wound was sustained by W.
Kinkle, a negro. In the report of the
affair to chief of police Jenkins, it U
stated that the shot was fired by offi-
cer Doak,' whose night beat is Broad-
way and other nearby streets.
According to Hinkle's story.Thursday
morning he engaged in a fight with
B Reese, another negro, at 11:30 o'clock
Wednesday night on Second street, bo
tween Broadway and Oregon. Officer
Doak was attracted and while attempt
ing to arrest both men, rfinkle says
he hit Reese a'nd ran. Officer Doak is
then said to have fired. The wound is
an ugly one and may cause the loss
of the use oZ Hie negro's right elbow.
Two Hurtk In Cutting Affrny. N
As a result" of a cutting scrape in
the south part of the city late Wednes
day afternoon, Maria Munis, a Mexican
girl and one of the participants, re
ceived a souvenir slash on the right
side of her face and neck that all but
severed the jugular vein. She was
treated by Dr. A. H. Butler, assistant
"city health officer, who also attended
Juans Cruz, who sustained number
of knife wounCs. Others arrested as
a result of their alleged connection in
the difficulty are Adelaide Gonzales
and Anita Mosqueda. All but the Munia
woman gave ?25 bonds for their ap
.pearance. Mexican Boy Srealis Leg.
Armando Torres, the Mexican boy
who sustained a broken leg as a result
of an accident on San Antonio street,
near Campbell. Wednesday afternoon,
and was taken to the police station,
has been removed to his home. The
boy was hurt when he fell from or was
run over by a wagon. The testimony
is conflicting. '
Scratches Throat "With Spoon.
Bob Smith, who lost considerable
i.i..,i .i, i; tnttn mnnth
tlXLUll !- U.t tJl.l.l- -..... v.. .
ago bv scratching himself on the throat , 'Vu "" nun notes siaxing xnat .
with "a rusjy spoon handle, is again a . they would be at -the meeting- that . p., PmmrllmPTl TTTIWlllrno
prisoner having been released from nSht to .$e saved and he told the peo- OltJ OmiCOinien UnWliLtQg
the county hospital. This time he to I ?:e """if anyone of them did not Trish n Arr7VVrYnflf;fi All That
mc v.wu.n.j ..t,.... ... -- -
detained on a vagrancy charge, al-
,' i,Q ,- nPri to know some-
thing of the disappearance of several
b, ...
cow hides.
Pennsylvania Boy Arretted.
David Bowers, alias Long, is detained
i ,.-. .ttt tho roeint of infor- ! V1 of the losing- campaign to
x. x. A Ai:nn r--- ;; s -! c - eiicriAnt:
.: ' ' i.-.7 to t,-., x9 ' funds for meeting the expenses
picked up on a vagrancy charge, hii'""-1' "c 4U " ""P P-
HJtinvii ' ' jw.wt --- - w-- 'Vk. ..! TJ ;.l it
V.ir .xntm -it-oc frMTifl i lttr ?!rnfHl
IliO JJUUnt fcJ vw .w-- - -c
by "Fatner, iron uniontown, ra.
telling him to be careful on account
"of the Easton trouble and don't write
hv "Father." from- uniontown, .fa
to anvone there." The letter also ad
vFsed the boy to send all letters for
Easton parties to the father. , '
Locked ,Vp Till Cfcrlsiianx. ,
Release from the city jail will be one
of the Christmas presents of Miguel
Pandural, judge Lea Thursday morn-
irig fining him 516 on a charge ol
drunkenress. Miguel, while on San An
tnn io stroet Wednesday afternoon.
emitted several whoops in favor of Por-
firio Diaz. He is an old offender. Ha
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sentence on Christmas eve.
FORT WORTH WATER
TiT A -MTTi TC T?TTTMVT7?7
Fort Worth, Texas Dec. S. he city
water pov.cr plant near town was de- J
stroyeu oan mis morning ". uu-,
causing a loss of $30,000." The building
was completely destroyed and the ma
chinery damaged. This plant pumped J
water from 10 wells for the city's use.
The fn-o or:g"nated in the roof by j
sparks from the smokestack. t
The water supply has not been less
ened so far.
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FOREST FIRES ARE
RAGING IN TEXAS.
j - Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Dec. 9.
-I Adhe? received here today
- from Rod river county say th
o
0 forest fires there are still
raging in the east and south-O-
em ptrts, destroyjng a large
-O quantity oejwood and fencing.
'1& Many people "'aver coiupeled
to quit fighting tne flames
. through fatigue.
O Fire in northern Titus county
and Sulphur river is now under
control.
O
Gives Sinners a. Rest and
Sails Into the Church
Members.
TOO MANY NURSING
EOTTLE CHRISTIANS
Bulgin gave the sinners a rest "Wed
nesday night ana went after the
' church members. He admitted, alter
telling of his unsuccessful attempts at
. q . sn 15rlf or rather ab
j ,ute, nothins as j,ere," he said. "Tho
, chrs are &w0rkius-' ith a lot of
,, i-1a uc- onfi pirklino- roosters
t "4" f,"" , ,, : ,1 lT-iMt, nf flrv rnt as
eat. The church is njmg Oi.arj rot as
lon as il iS thSh f f a ? ,
, 'ia"?Jlehfa Sv vo" hnc orto thf !
bottIeS' tlK- a .-i Thangr onto tn?
' cfcurcl for salvation I never saw so,
I many -4ugar tit christians as you have
ri nt here in E1 paso. lou are a lot ,
j ergrowJ1 cuckoos. If you don't
1lro ,R nmA ha.fe tomorrow niffht
and
a X -mS 1 1 "t v. mV -1 - i itiop 'AH
I will finish skinning you.
f Crooked Theology.
. . - - t .1 A. .
-lne ciinrcn is an army anu not a.
' resting place. The preacher should be
j conquering more souls for Christ in-
'stead of watching you to keep you
from backsildin. You have more
crooked theology here than any place
I ever saw. If God should come dovn
here he would run two-thirds of you
j folks out of the church because you
, ... .-w. - --- - - - -
torts ot otners. iou ougnt to oe uae.-
jng up your preachers to save El Paso
i for Christ." -
j Then Dr. Bulgin drew cartoons in
i the air of three of the El Paso preach-
r ers, carrying the burdens of the church,
just by way of illustration- He picr
tured Rev. Mr. Overstreet bent dou-
ble with the load of his church on his
VSack. and Hev. C. S. Wright, "sweat-
ing like a 'nigger at an election," with
' his Methodist church bearing him
down, and Rev. P. J. Rice In the same
j overburdened condition.
j "Jesus Christ, hasten the day when
you will stand out for Christ and back
up your church and your preacher and
go out for the salvation of the world,"
he said. "The preacher was to be the
teacher and not vour soul saver. You
people are tire ones to save j?ouIs. Be
a working christian 36d days In tne
year, and let the preacher lea"d you;
Unless you are doing something for
someone else you ought not to be call
ing yourself a christian."
Goes After the 'Isms."
Dr. Bulgin went after the "isms"
Wednesday night and told the church
members that they were just -worship- !
ing the form of the church and not the
real God. He rapped universalsm,
branding it as whitewashed inf"ielity
and a hell born doctrine. "You will bo
unversally pardoned when you step out
on God's side." he said. "This applies
alike 'to the sinner and .the church
member."
Dr. Bulgin's theme was the story of
Queen Esther, whom he compared to
Jesus Christ He told the "old testament
story of how Esther saved her He-
brew people from the edict of death
issued by her husband, the king and
how she stopped this edict. He carried
the comparison of Esther to Jesus
throughout the main part of his dis-
course, showing how she was a woman
in touch with her king, was able to
save her people and how Jesus in touch
TrlS.G2Lcou v-fV'e the wo,rI- ,
-- uv- ' in j,tui iuhuuuuucu li euues"
a evening tnat two latien women
L.J ,.i LI J.. -J. j., 1 J. I
., iu-. t i j .-.!.,.-
" -- ""? . ,U1U ueLiei"
o
1,oine. for the seats belonged to
these
w.eu- aITcins af his authority the at
I titude of Jesus toward Marv.
" -1. .. , .,-;
More KernliLs Sol'J.
Before the beginning of the service, i
, i:ev. C. S. Wright announced the out-
raise
of the
w- "w " v- -v cwcyc cmv uu-
scnptions no matter how small or how
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,f4v?I7H, "enran cODtainin
i f"fl"s" Terence sermon w
Dr
ere
, sold to the audience
j
.
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REPUm.ICANS OUTSPED '
THE .DEMOCRATS.
Washington, D. C, Dec. S. The
Republican congressional com
mittee received $77,461 and dis
bursed $74,373. while the' the
Democratic congressional com-
" ;
,Y rr.ZZZ'r't.Z
. "L..OVL. ...xx UU1IU5 mtr leceilt
campaign, according to reports
filed today with the clerk of the
house of representative.
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TEXAS BE A
STATES
I Washington, D. C, Dec. S. The'popu-
Jation of Texas is 3.S9S,5 12. according
j to statistics of the 13th census, issued
hot r,;,,t k.. .-. c,., k- '. mT.,"
last night by the census bureau. This
is an increase of S47.S32 or 27.S percent '
over 3.04S.710 in 1900. The increase
from 1S90 to 1900 was S13,1S7 or 36.4
percent.
The largest state in the -Union in
point of area mado greater progress
in its increase of population during
the last 10 years than any of the states
whieh exceed it in the number of in-
'habitants and now takes rank as "fifth
state in population, passing Missouri,
which in 1900, held that place.
The census statistics Issued last nicrht
i
show that only New York, Pennsyl
vania, Illinois and Ohio surpass TSxas
in population, while Missouri drops
back to seventh place, having been
Be
But
MAYOR IS SILENT
ON THE SUBJECT
That the time for beginning work
on the sewage disposal plant is in the
glimmering distance, was made more
certain Thursday morning when Sor
enson & Morgan and W. E. Anderson,
whose bids for the construction of the
sj stem were accepted by the council
several weeks ago, announced that
building operations would be deferred.
The contractors. Mr. Anderson at
i0att were ready to begin work as
'soon' as the bond was approved, but it
uv" -"w 7 ,
is not tne
' stumbling diociv. -0lv0k
. ,, k-aIIv is noncommunicatlve
and wi 1 not discuss the proposition
than t0. stae 'that.Mt COUDCil
s orkin ? ? T? i' nd
Whether the fact that the plans and
caJ1 for the erection of
aisposal plant proper on Chamlzal
torrltoJl --nich is in dispute between
jfSW States a!d Mexico, is th,
e ,Lnlt.a , " ; J4;t, Th
I . ja J
city, however, has a warranty aeu
from the Cotton estate to the property.
Wednesday afternoon. It was stated
that the contracts for the sewage plant
would be 'agreed to by the city Thurs
day morning. Thursday morning Vr.
Anderson stated that he had been tele
phoned to the contrary- 3Jx. Sorenson.
of Sorenson & Morgan, announced that
ir wrmld have to confer with city at-
j torney Coldwell before proceeding
iurlner.
T7.Trn"Ci"DTUr"s7,"nT Rfttt
JM JCjiXrlUJlii-' J-JtiJLi
- PUMP STATION
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j . r j.
Qify PuXS PrOPertT in Cot-
J 1 -i - .p" .t,
ton Addition 101 IJie
-tttj e -t-
j dlcl TOj'bLclI-i.
j A supply station for the water plant
is to be erected by the city in Cotton
addition, on Magoffin avenue, between
Dorchester street and Cotton avenue.
Ths announcement was made fol
lowing the filing of a deed, to the prop
erty in the county clerk's office -Wed
nesday afternoon. The property was
i nnrrrhased from the Cotton estate for
j $8652, and embraces lots jy to 4J anu
the southeastern portions of lots 49 to
53, -all inclusive, rn"-bloefc-:u
That mayor Kelly had the nerve to
back up his opinion as to the value of
the property, is brought out by the
purchase of the land. It all happened
during the session of the board of ap
peals when A. P. Coles, agent for the
property, appeared. and protested
against a" valuation 'of -$750 being
placed on the lots.
It's impossible to sel the lots tor
that price,- Mr. Coles is stated to havs
I said.
! "Will you sell the" lots at that price,
mayor Kelly asked, the council having
already decided to purchase a site Z
a supply station for the water plant.
On an affirmative answer being giv-
en by Mr. Coles, mayor Kelly wrote
his personal check for $500 to cinci.
' the deal. . .
; The property is located near the link:
i connecting the T. & P. and G. H. rail-
'. way tracks, "and is also near the Austin
street viaduct It Is proposed to build
! where pipes and other stock can bo
'stored.
, ,
! SCHOOLS ASKING-
- ..-- u ....J
jcujs muujd. munjkx
Is Wanted.
Discussion as to the amount of th
i-appropriation by the city foe the main
tenance of the city schools Is under
i stood to be the cause of deferring tha
announcement of the city tax rate by
mayor Kelly. -
The funds 'necessary for the conduct
and operation of the city's other de
partments have been practically agreed
upon, but a difference of about $25,
000 is said to exist as a result of tha
opinions of the school board members
and the members of the finance com
mittee of the city council in the need!
I of the schools.
i According to reports, the school
f j board believe $212,000 is necessary for
; j the maintenance of the schools, and
; of. this amount $51,000 will be received
from- state taxes, leaving $161,009
which the city is asked to appropriate.
At the tax rate of $1.90 on the $100
valuation, the finance committee is un
derstood to have at first figured on
appropriating $120,000 for the schools.
' i an approbation of $135,000 might be
;jmade. This !s $27,000 ldss than the ap-
(Continued on Page 2.)
TS ALL
IN GROWTH
j passed by Massachusetts in. the last 20
years. -
I - in .
Texas s increase vill giv'e her four
new representatives in congress if the
i present ratio of apportionment is re
j tained when congress enacts the new
j apportionment law.
i nlv 30 ,of the 24o Texas counties
j show decreases and these were slight,
j The papulation of the Texaj- counties
' containing the principal cities and the
j cities in these counties, follows,
i Bexar (San Antonio). 119,676: Dallas
(Dallas). 135.74S; El Paso (El Paso),
! 52,599: Galveston (Garveston). 44,479;
: Harris (Houston). 115.S93: Jefferson
(Beauniont). 3S.182: McLennan (Waco)
73.250 :Tarrant (Fort Worth), 10S.572;
Travis (Austin), 55,620; Webb (Laredo),
22,503.
Contract (Expected to
Closed Up Today,
There Is a Hitch.

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