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EI Paso, Texas,
December 9, 1910 -12 Pages
EI Paso's Rapid Growth
Official United States Census.
Population 1910 39,279
Population 1900 15,905
Population 1890 10,338
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Soldiers Are Being Dumped
Into Chihuahua State by
Armed Yaqui indians, numbering
about 500, are reported to be in the
hills -west of Moctezuma, having cross
ed the Sierras.
Another train of seven coaches
brought about 700 soldiers from the
City of Mexico into the disturbed dis
trict, arriving at the city of Chihuahua
Fighting occurred Thursday at Par
ral according to meager reports re
ceived at Jimenez. As a result a train
of cavalry left Jimenez Thursday night
for the place of reported disturbance.
Private messages from there today,
however, deny that there has been any
trouble in Parral.
The S00 federal troops marchingi to
ward Madera are reported to be -within
a few miles of the insurrectionary
armv, -which is moving to meet the
enemy- An engagement is expected to
occur before the end of the -week.
These reports hve reached El Paso
from various sources. Passengers on
the National Bail-way train arriving
Friday morning had heard of no fight
ing, except the reports from Parral.
But they report a general feeling of
certainty that a battle -will occur -west
of Chihuahua -within a few days. The
result of this expected engagement will
doubtless be the turning point.
Among the passengers was a young
Mexican of military appearance. Ho
said that he was Jose de la Vega, lieu
tenant of engineers, and that he had
come directly from Mexico City, and
was on his way to Sinaloa on private
business. The officer said that all was
quiet in Mexico, with the exception of
the trouble west of Chihuahua. He
spoke of that as of little importance
Insurrectionary forces are at La
Junta, a station on the Mexico North
"Western railway, whae the 800 federal
troops are said to be only six miles
south, having made a detour, placing
the insurrectos between them and the
city of Chihuahua. The country In that
locality is flat and the battle will
doubtless be an open engagement.
'It will be the decisive battle," said
J S. Jonnstone, of New York city, who
with "Wl P. Monahan, of Boston, rcijed
. directly -tfrora-tbe -district in arms, wfiere
they have been surveying for the Mex
ico North "Western railway. ""We do not
know how strong the revolutionists are
at that point," said Mr. Johnstone, "but
at La. Junta we saw a detachment of
150 men. More were expected to ar
rive from Guerrero, San Isabel and
other points held by the revolutionists.
Our train -was stopped and inspected
four times by insurrectionists before we
arrived in Chihuahua,
Serious at Temonaciic.
"Temosachlc is the only town on the
line Wnivch is not actually held by the
insurrectionists. Jesus Vegas, the jefe
politico there, has received three let
ters warning him of an opportunity to
step out before the town is captured.
A band of about 50 men has been
camped outside the town and are vir
tually Its captors. Saturday night the
made an attack, but were repulsed with
none killed but two revolutionists
wounded. There must ihave been 150
sheets fired. The town was defended by
ranchmen near Vegas. There are plenty
of men, but only 50 -rifles In town. Most
of the firing was done from an adobe
roof across from our camp, but all the
firing was done at ong distance.
Americans Fired Upon.
"It seems true that the insurrectos
are friendly to Americans. In the let
ters received by Vegas it was mentioned
that Americans would not be harmed.
East Sunday night Mr. Monahan, Joseph
Meddejer, James Kingston, both Cali
fornia's, who have been in the offices
of the Madera company, and I were rid
ing to Madera when we were fired upon,
but it was a matter of mistaken Iden
tity, I think. "When we were passing
through a little town, some shots were
fired at us. They thought we were
revolutionists, I suppose. Meddeler and
Kingston had a similar experience
-when they arrived in Temosachlc two
weeks ago. They came from Madera,
where it was supposed that Temosachlc
was in the hands of the insurrectos.
They rode into town at nightand when
hailed with the "quien viva," they re
sponded "Madero." They were fired
upon at onoe, and Meddeler's horse was
shot In the leg. But the two Ameri
cans escaped into a house, and every
thing was ail right when the matter
Quiet at Madera.
"All is quiet at -uadera. T-ne jefe
politico simply beat it. There was some
trouble in getting provisions that wee
when the trains, stopped Tunning.' e
had nothing but beans for a long time.
During the scare at Madera they
had a party of about a dozen pickets
watching the town at night. One fel
low Frank Heath, got very cold along
toward- morning, and rode into town
and tumbled into bed. When his party
returned, they discovered that he was
missing. All tae next day a party of
i men scoured the country looking for
Heath, who did' not wake up until late
in Xhe' afternoon."
MORE TROUBLE AT
American Mining Engineer
gays Many Soldiers Be
ing Sent There.
Trouble is expected soon at Parral,
according to .H. R- VanWagenen, a
mining engineer from Denver, who re
turned Friday afiter spending much
time in that district. Mr. Van Wag
enen confirms reports that there is a
htavy troop movement into Parral. He
says "that of the trainfof cavalry which
arrrved Thursday from Mexico City.
100 remained at Jimenez, while 400
piOweeded at once into Parral.
Also the visitor explains the appa-
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Judge Russell. Democrat,
Former Texas Congress
man, Has Good Chance.
IS AMONG TEN '
ON TAFT'S LIST
Washington, D. C, Dec. 9. From a
source considered reliable it was learn
ed today that president Taft has sub
mitted to a number of senators a Ust
of men he is considering for appoint
ment to the United States supreme
In addition, to justice HugheS, who
is put downas the probable new chief
justice, the list contains nine names
from which the president will select
two associate justices.
The names follow:
Justice Francis Swaysee, of the -New
Jersey supreme court; Joseph It. La
mar, Augusta, Ga'., former justice of
the Georgia supreme court: justice
Gordon Russell, of the United States
district court of Texas, a Democrat,
tfnd late congressman, only recently
appointed a judge by Taft; justice Wil
liam C. Hook, Leavenworth, Kans..
now justice of the e'ighth United States
circuit; justice Willis Vendevanter, of
Chyenne. also of the eighth circuit
court; justice John C. Pollock, of To
peka, United States district judge: jus
tice John C. Pollock, of Topeka, United
Spates district judge; chief justice
John Bradley Winslow, of the supreme
court of "Wisconsin; senator George
Sutherland, of Utah; W. D. McHugh.
an attorney, of Omaha.
The report that president Taft is
considering the appointment of judge
Russell, of Texas, gained strength to
day when he conferred with several
prominent Texas congressmen and for
mer congressman S. B. Cooper, now
United States appraiser at New York.
Cooper said he would not be surprised
if Russell got the appointment.
From reliable sources it was learned
today that president Taft already had
submitted to many senators the name
of George Russell, federal district judge
in Texas, for appointment to the su
AnsLzona Document to Meet
With Opposition from
Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 9. The final
reading of the new Arizona constitu- j
tion was begun today in the consti
tutional convention. It is understood
that a majority of the Republican
members will decline to sign the con
stitution, though a further conference
has been called to decide definitely
what action the minority shall take.
The convention will adjourn sine die
Throughout the entire session Demo
crats have been in controL At the ses
sion last night the schedule and mis
cellaneous articles, the last of the con
stitution, were finally passed with a
special ordinance for the ratification
election, which was set for February
Every indication is that the Repub
licans wi'l make organized opposition
to the adoptior of the constitution. It
is -.ntimaicd that conservative Demo
cr9t! will also 1oin in the proposi
tion. Democratic leaders, however,
predict it will carry by a heavj ma
jority. Among provisions of the constitu
Initiative and referendum with per
centages of 10 and 5 respectively.
Amendment tp the constitution by a
majority vote of the people on the ini
tiative of 15 percent of the voters.
The recall of all elective officer.
Direct advisory primary for United
Instructions to the legislature to en
act a corrupt practice law.
Nonpartisan election of the judiciary.
Juvenile court with the age of crim
inal responsibility fixed at 18 years.
Preventing the incarceration of chil
dren with trrown offenders.
I Rigid corporation regulation with a
provision designed to abolish wildcat
ting. Physical valuation of railroads as a
basis for rate regulation.
Corporation commission with wide
Employers liability provision abro
gating the fellow servant doctrine.
Eliminating the probate courts.
Regular sessions of the grand jury
for final prosecution by information for
Giving cities of over 3000 popula
tion the right to frame their own char
ters. Prohibiting the employment of aliens
on public work.
RECORD IX MONOPLANE;
Pau, France, Dec. 9. M.
Legagneux today broke the
world's altitude record in an
aeroplane, ascending to a height
of 10,499 feet. The Frenchman
landed half frozen "after a re
markable plane downward. He
used a Bleriot moniplane.
HEAVT FLOODS IN
Oporto, Portugal, Dec. 9.
Heavy floods in northern Portu
gal have made of the Soza river,
usually a modest stream, a rag
ing torrent 36 feet deep. The
pure water supply of the city is
Man Acquitted in Indiana
for Killing Another Who
Wronged His Home.
JURY TO ACT
Vincennes, Iud., Dec 9. Not guilty
was the verdict of the jury today In
the case of Menlo Moore, manager of
a circuit of theaters, charged with the
murder of Charles E. Gibson, a wealthy
Moore's plea was that his wife had
been intimate with his victim, Gibson
tl""' "lua ,
having enticed her to a lonely house (
on the pretense of proving to her the
unfaithfulness, of her husband and hav
ing there assaulted her, forcing her
afterwards to continue her relations
with him on threat of exposure. Final
ly the -wife confessed after friends of
Moore had told him that people were
talking about the conduct of his wife
and Gibson. l
Judge Cobb's instructions to the jury
were that if it found that Moore had
be'en driven insane by his wife's con
fession of her alleged intimacy with
Gibson, a verdict of acquittal should bo
IN ENGLISH FIGHT
Ahead of Opposition by 37
Members So Far as the
Voting Has Gone.
London, Eng., Dec. 9. An interest-
ing feature of today's election returns .
was the defeat of Timothy Healy. at
Louth, which constituency he 'has rep
T-OOQnt'r? n ti, linns f commonK for ',
18 years. The Redmondites brought aging development. This is a matter
all their forces to bear in defeating with which congress must deal,
the man who may be said almost to New or amendatory legislation re
be a stronger opponent of the Irish specting our public lands should be di
leader than O'Brien. He is known as rect, simple, efective. and relate prin
the Ishmael of national politics and cipally to the proper form of disposi
has followed an independent course tion of the withdrawn nds-water
since the downfall of Parnell, to which power sites, oil lands coal lands and
he lartrelv contributed rights of way over public lands.
h Vofght's ?oSsUsnow that the gov- The area of public and Indian lands
ernment coalition thus far has secured j included In original entries and filings
244 seats in the new parliament and the
The cause of women's" 'suffrage is
making a pitiable ishowing. Thugfar
they hare had but two candidates, one
who polled 22 f the other 133 .votes. .
It is understood that Healy has al
ready madea protest against -the elec
tion of Louth, alleging gross corrup
tion and intimfdafion. Throughout the
day there were free fights and consld-
. TT , TI '
erable damage to property, neaiy mw
self required police protection.
PLAN CLEAN SWEEP
OF STATE OFFICES
Colquitt Appointees to Ar
range For Putting New
-Austin, Tex., Dec. 9. It is under-
otnn fv.of all r?nlmi5tt nnnolntees Will
;me to an ImPortat Irenes -ere
tomorrow, and it is believed they will
decide on a clean sweep In naming em
ployes of departments.
Dr. A. B. Conley, of Decatur, who
succeeds Day as superintendent of pub
lic buildings and grounds, is here and
today said he would appoint many new
men. wenry iiutcnins, me newiy p-
pointed adjutant general, says he will
mane cnanges an aruunu. xj.. e. "-j
ell is here today seeking appointment j
as superintendent of the north Texas
asylum at Terrell.
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NEGRO SHOT BY AN i
A... ITrt j itat Li a ttcri !
JX Jl JLUIIiJCU, -E 2A JCi XI ipuu and purchase and the lands in which)
In addition to being .shot In the they are found to occupation and pur- j
right elbow JiVednestfay night, as a chase by citizens of the United States j
result of a fight on Second street, be- and those who have declared their m
tu.OCn nrn and T3rnri-wRV W. HIn- tention to become such. Rich deposits
kle, a negro, was fined $50 In police
court Thursday afternoon, and B.
Reese, tho other combatant, was re
leased. Fighting was the charge. H!nkle,
whose wound has become dangerous,
was sent to the county hospital Thurs
According to the testimony, Hinkle
threw two bricks at Reese and at
tempted to run when officer Doak,
who was attracted to the scene, at
tempted to arrest the men. Officer
Doak then fired at Hinkle, the bullet
striking him in the elbow. No charge
has been filed against the officer.
Driver Is Released.
L. LeClaire. a Longwell Transfer
company driver, who was arrested and
charged with reckless driving follow-
ing the fall of Armando Torres from
his hack on San Antonio street, near
the city hall, as a result of which he
sustained a broken right leg, was re
leased in police court 'Ihursday after
noon. The testimony showed that the
youngster had been stealing a ride and
CITY TAX RATE TO
That the city tax rate
the same as last year,
announced Friday morning
C. E. Kellv. who also
budget would be aproximately 59fl,
000. The segregation of amounts for
the different funds remain to be de
termined, but it Is said that the
schools will receive $135,000 from the
city. Some such action was necessary
to make upx the big deficit.
It has been generally understood for
the past few days that the tax rate
would be $1.90 as the city has assumed
new bonds for the waterworks and
street opening that amount to $4S5,000,
and,- on the increased valuation of aT"
most $3,000,000 over last year, the- ad
ditional taxes that- will be collected
will be necessaryjitb pay 41ie bond in
terest anl to meeT additional expenses
that are incurred as a result oflhe
I? to be ?l.ao. f -frrfinn- reduce the enormous
, was definitely jtf .Tcnlifbrnia "
stated that his.1
Ballinger Says Present Inac
tivity Is Hampering De
velopment of Territory.
Washington, D. C, Dec, 9. In his an
nual renort. iust'made public, secretary
Ballinger of the department of the in-
terior, devotes a large amount of space
to public land problems. He urges
1 some action on Alaskan coal lands at
once and says:
All the coal lands in Alaska not lo-
tA yly fi-, Vnwmhur 1 Iflftfi. are
-" , lthfl , Those
'located prior to said date are for the
most part under departmental investi
gation on charges of fraud or irreg
In view of such conditions T deem
it of the hierhest importance that all J
these cases, involving 33 entries, or 52S0 I
f ' , lana be transferred
r v. -im-ierHntinn of the sreneral
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land office directly to the court or
appeals of the District of Columb'ia for
consideration and adjudication.
In addition to the necessity of open-in0-
up and developing coal deposits in
incto fnr railroad operation, it is
equally important that it should be
available for mining operations and as
a means of supplying the navy and
Heretofore, as will be seen, it has
been the policy of congress to dispose
of the public lands to those who were
disDOsed to make the best use of them.
none of which were disposed of with a i
.-:-. n coonrinp- revpTlHP for ETOVem- i
tal supPort. Under more conser-
vative theories the question now is of
saving the remnant of the public lanus
from, monopolization or misuse without j
abandoning the old policies of encour-
curing me lmui i. --v ,,
269.09 acres, which is an increase of
6498,765.33 acres over the area entered
'during the year 1969.
The area pitefSiea" 'during the fiscal
year 191T) Is T0.9S3.150.12 -acres, of
.which amount 7,404,598 acres was dis
posed of under the homestead laws.
In view of the conflict between wa
ter power withdrawals and applications
for rights of way for purposes of Irri-
W-3 nr, -wr-nXl 1 3 A it-ill M-ITT OY1 t f nOW
s.uuu, w i OJ u.v.,.... ,,
er. the department is granting, after
field investigation, rights of way for
irrigation where the value of the site
is found to be higher for the reclama
tion of arid lands than for the develop
ment of commercial power.
Surface Entry Law.
Great activity has existed in connec
tion with the lands opened under the
enlarged homestead act of 1909 allow
ing entry of 320 acres. There have
been classified and opened for entry
under this act 'approximately 1SS.000,-
j tag r ,
gregate at this time in round num
bers, over 91,000.000 acres.
A failure to release much of the lands
now under withdrawals by new and ;
amendatory acts directing the manner j
of their disposition will inhibit develop
ment and greatly retard the new and j
struggling settlements and industries i
Qf may f the western states and ter
Mineral on Public Land.
For nearly 40 vears the statutes have
declared that all valuable mineral de-
posits in lands belonging to the United
States, both surveyed and unsurveyed.
are to be free and open to exploration
of precious metals in the Pacific states
and territories have been discovered
and located under these general min- j
ing laws and have ben operated for j
many years. Granting defects in the '
laws, they have accomplished heir pur- i
pose in causing the mineral resources J
to be developed and have thus contrib
uted enormouslj' to the wealth of the
nation. It Is hardly reasonable to be
lieve that any material change will be i
made In these laws or of the method
of disposal of the lode and placer
claims of the mineral regions.
Leaning Coal Land.
The secretary directs attention to the
recommendations contained in his re
port for 1909 for coal land legislation
and points out that in Alaska it Is pos
j slble that a leasing system could be
adapted to the country with efficiency
and less complication than in the states.
Leasing Oil Lands.
"I am In favor of a general leasing
system of oil and gas bearing lands,
such a system as will promote legiti
mate development of this industry, pre
vent monopoly and conserve one of the
great natural resources of the country.
"I recommend that the government
adopt a liberal policy in opening the oil
lands lnr California. The government
cost of fuel
a jherei now withdrawn from dispo
Jsrfipn, pending legislation concerning
w'ater ptfwer 'sites, approximately 1,
45d$00 acres. QjCftbe public domain.
Taking intt? .consideration the facts
'that the stages own the waters in the
streams and hayeu police power to su
pervise and control public utilities, it
would seem a direct and effective meth
od of control would be to trustee the
power sites to the states In some such
manner as proposed by a bill now pend
ing in congress.
Other recommendations for amend
ments to existing laws or for enact
ment of new laws are as follows:
Amendment of existing desert land
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r ougnt 10 support any mov
by mayor J ' , - m: f el. pOTri.rK.
Garrison of Soldiers Also
Killed by Beduoins and
Constantinople, Turkev. Dec. 9. A
telegram from Jerusalem today states
that the Bedouins have .massacred the
Turkish garrison at Kerak, a town in
the Turkish villayet of Syria, and
killed more than a hundred Christian
inhabitants in revenge for the execu
tion of a Bedouin chief.
The Bedouins, the dispatch adds, now
hold the fortress in the vicinity of
which there has been desultory fight
ing between tribesmen and government
troops the last year and a half.
Kerak is a town in the mountains
of Moab. 50 miles from Jerusalem, and
is the last on the road from Damascus
to Mecca, where Christians may reside.
MRS. EDDY LEAVES
ALL TO CHURCH
Sons Get Xotbing in "Will.
, Her Body Is Closely
Boston. Mass.. Dec. 9. According to
the Post this morning the will of Mrs.
Mary Baker G. Eddy, which will be
made public in a few days leaves prac
tically the whole of her mlillion and a
half estate to the Christian Science
church. Not a dollar is left, it is said,
to George W. Glover, of Lead, S. D.,
or Dr. E. J. Foster Eddy, her son and
adopted son. Both received substan
tial sums from, her estate after a suit
a year ago.
Alfred Farlow, manager of the Chris
tian Science publication committee,
said today: "Stories of Mrs. Eddy's will
are purely guesswork. The directors
have not looked at the will and they
have so many more important things
to attend to that I cannot tell when
they will read it."
"With the guard room and mortuary
vault flooded with electric light from
five chandeliers, and a desk telephone
connected bj special -wire to the Cam
bridge exchange, two men last night
kept vigil over the body of Mrs. Eddy
in the receiving tomb- of Mount Au
Durn cemetery- -'
George W. Glover, son of Mrs. Eddy,
and Dr. E. J. Foster Eddy, her adopted
son, have declared to Christian Science
officials today that, as their mother
expressed to them a desire to have her
body rest finally at Pleasant View,
Concord, N. H., where she lived before
coming to Chestnut Hill, they would
insist on such burial. The 'sons- will
consult with Henry M. Baker, repre
senting the trustees of the Eddy estate,
and with Archibald McLelland, of the
Christian Science church, to deter
mine the matter.
MUST GO TO HELL
OR HEAVEN ONE
Evangelist- Says Man Ts on
the Way to One Place
"Suppose a man is not a Christian
and not a very bad man. what -will
happen to him if he dies?" was one of
the questions asked of Dr. E. J. Bulgin
at the tabernacle last night.
"If a man is not on the way to heav
en, he is on the way to hell," the evan
Continuing, he stated: "All a man has
to do to go to hell is to do nothing,
but no man need, be lost unless he
wants to. The trouble today with men
is s-i-n." '
The evangelist then used an illus
tration in which he compared El Paso
people to a herd of hogs which run
and stick their noses into a bucket of
slop, stating that people would not heed
the squeals of one in the toils of sin.
The admission was made that the illus
tration was not elegant.
The evangelist also said: "You're the
most lying set in the United States."
when he referred to a statement made
to him relative to the difficulty cer
tain church members in El Paso have
of leading a Christian life. He also
said that no one in El Paso, not even
himself, had or ever can keep the 10
The text of the sermon was John,
15:14, "Ye are my friends if you do
whatsoever I command you."
The word friend was described as
being one of the most expressive in
the Bible, and the evangelist said that
the meanest enemy one can ever have
is someone who has once been a friend.
"You can't buy a true friend and
you can't buy Jesus Christ." the evan
gelist said, and he then used an illus
tration, giving a story of his boyhood
days, when he tried to buy the friend
ship of his mother, after having dis
obeyed her, by chopping wood. He also
told of an experience with his father,
as a result of which both gained con
fidence1 in the other, and said that God
was willing to forgive.
ENRIQUE CREEL'S SON
HELD AS HOSTAGE.
San Antonio, "iexas, Dec. 9.
Bernabo Ellas, a courier from
Mexico to the family of Fran
cisco I. Madero. today brought
the information that the insur
rectos halve captured Enrique
Creel, jr., 'son of Enrique Creel,
minister of foreign relations of
Mexico. They are holding him
as a hostage In the mountains
near Chihuahua city, it is de
ADOPT? EL PASO PLAN.
Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 9. Tucson mer
chants have .adopted the El Paso reta'l
merchants' plan, and will,, run a trady
excursion into this city, December
12 to 24
Director Durand Says Popu
lation Is Surprisingly Low
But It Is Correct.
NO USE ASKING
FOR A RECOUNT
Washington, D. C, Dec. 9. "Texas
will not get a recount." said census di
rector Durand today, referring to the
complaints regarding the figures
"I confess I am somewhat disap
pointed over the result." he continued,
"but a little thought will explain tlie
situation to any one. There has been
a very rapid growth in the panhandle
section of the state, but that is a thinly
populated region and has comparatively
little influence on the figures for the
entire state. The gain recorded is al
most 2S percent and is large for so ex
tensive an area as Texas. The census
was taken by Texas people and there is
no reason to suppose, that they would
defraud themselves. A recount would
stand in the way of reapportionment for
house representatives and cannot be
WOMEN ON A JURY
IN DIVORCE CASE
San Francisco, Cal.. Dec. 9. For the
first time in the history of this coun
try a jury of 12 women sat in the su
perior court when judge Graham sum
moned that number of fair spectators
to pass upon the modification of a
decree of divorce, wnereby Mrs. Mary
A. Black acquired custody of her minor
son from Owen Black.
Fourteen women were present and
two that failed to get into the jury
box expressed much disappbintment-
Not being accustomed to jury service,
the women failed to await instructions
from tlie court and arranged a verdict
without leaving the box. A court order
was entered in accordance with this
Cerbere. France, Dec. 9.
Western Spain was today
-wept by a tornado that razed
everything in its path. Several
s.mall vessels sank in the har-
bor of Corunna and a number
of persons were drowned. At
& Seville .the water rose 10 feet,
flooding the valley. Several
& persons were killed and many
injured near Bilboa.
REID DECLARES ROADS WILL "
NOT SPEAD MONEY IN TEXAS
Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 9. Daniel G.
Reid, the tlnplate king, head of the
Rock Island line directors and multi
millionaire, is in Fdrt Worth today en
route to Rockport. where with a party
of friends he will hunt. Reid Is trav
eling in a special and is accompanied
by his wife, formerly Miss Mabel Car
rier, the beautiful actress. Reid said
neither the Rock Island nor other hi?
lines contemplated extensions In Texas
until the political situation Is more fa
vorable to them.
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IN KOREAN STORM.
Seattle, Wash., Dec. 9. Mail
advices received today state
that a storm November 20 over
took the Japanese and Korean
fishing fleets off Mokpo, Korea,
and 391 men were drowned.
Seven Japanese and 62 Korean
vessels were wrecked.
4- '5' 4.A4'
JUROR'S GRANDCHILD ILL;
FLEMING TRIAL POSTPONED
Dallas, Texas. Dec. 9. Receiver L. C.
McBride was the only witness on the
stand this morning in the case of Fred
Fleming, former president of the West
ern National Bank and Trust company,
charged with receiving deposits when he
knew the bank was failing. Before the
examination of McBride was completed
it was announced that the granddaugh
ter of juror T. M. Brown was dying of
pneumonia and judge Seay adjourned
court. The trial may not be resumed
v$ PISTOL UNDER PILLOW -
KILLS A SLEEPING MAN -
San Antonio, Texa? Dec 9.
J. D. Thornton, of San Marcos, -
& was accidentally killed on his -
ranch at Moore lasi night when
a revolver under his pillow was j
accidentally discharged. tbe t
bullet penetrating his head -
while he was asleep. The
- cause of the d'scharge iw mi- -
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To Close Colorado RUer.
El Centro, Cal., Dec. 3. Preliminary
work to the closing of the break in the
Colorado river and for which congress
appropriated $1,000,000, will be started
next week. This preliminary work will ;
consist of grading six miles of road
bed to the banks of the Abejos river,
whprp thA hrpalc of mirrefl . Thic 7-all-
road will be needed for the transpor-1
xaiion 01 material, ine wonc win oe
done with the consent of the Mexican
"UI.RDCR TRIALS SET.
Sherman. Texas. Dec. 9. The case of
Ben Thomas, the negro charged with
the murder of M. P. Rane, the Fort
Worth boilermaker. today -was set for
trial January 2. m the 59th district
court. The trial ot ood Macey, the
negro charged with the murder Jof
-Ernest Johnson, a white man. was set
for January 9.
NEW JERSEY CENSUS.
Washington. D. C Dec. 9. Census
figures for New .lersey show a poDula
tion of 2,537,167, an increase of 653 49S,
or 34.7 percent over l'JOO
Marf a Paper , Says Troops
Badly Needed on Texas
Side Consul Investigates
OF THERE EXPECTED
Marfa, Texas, Dec. 9. Great excite
ment and unrest prevail in the Ojinaga
district and also at Mulato. a town of
2000 inhabitants below Olinaca in Chi
huahua, just over the Texas line. The
people are leaving these places, coming
to this side of the river for safety.
There is no fear on the Texas border
of invasion from the regular forces
of either the government troops or the
forces of the revolutionary party, but
there is a feeling of uneasiness all
through the southern portion of the
county in regard to possible horse
stealing and other depredations com
mitted by irresponsible outlaws under
cover of the insurrectionary movement.
Mulato Ir Trouble.
Advices from Polvo, a town 16 miles
below Ojinaga, declare that Mulato. a,
town just across the river in Mexico,
j will follow the course pursued by tho
of the river. The town of Mulato rep
resents about 2000 people, who are like
the citizens all long the border, sym
pathizing with the revolutionary move
ment. It is known here, says the Light, tht
150 men, well armed and mounted, left
the Ruidosa, 50 miles west of Presidio,
on the American side, to meet an equal -number
of insurrectos from. San Juan,
Mexico. These forces -will unite near
San Francisco, just across the river
Concho from Ojinaga, and it is pre
sumed that they will attack Ojinaga.
The mountains along the river for
miles are now the rendezvous of squads
of insurrectos ready to join the miix
force, now known to be preparing to
strike at OjinagaT Only this demon
stration has been waited for as the
signal for the massing of the strag
gling bands of Maderoites, which are
! said to number considerably over 1000
troops. This organization, once effect-
4- ed, will be one of the most formidable
fighting forces in the revolutionary
army, for they are all men who are ex
perienced in horsemanship and moun
taineering, and have grown up with a
pun in their hands.
United States consul Ellsworth of C.
P. Diaz and Immigration agent Meng
of Marfa went fo the river in an auto
mobile to investigate. The situation
is one of great anxiety and the people
along the border anticipate much
fighting across the river from the Big
Bend district that is, the country ly
ing between Boquillas and Pilares.
This Information comes directly from
reliable sources, and is undoubtedly
I correct, the Light declares.
The district lying between the Bo
quillas and Pilares on the Rio Grande
Is a mountainous country on both sides
of the river, and especially favorable
for guerrilla warfare, and It Is known
to have always been a. favored spot for
banditi which in years past depredated
upon the ranchmen to the extent that
In 1S90 their many thefts and murders
made it necessary for Gen. Stanley to
order the Seminole scouts from Novels
Springs to Polvo and the -white troops
under Lieut. Thomas a Pena Colorado
to Presidio, where the respective or
ganizations were maintained for two
years.. The Light says:
"The situation is now more serious
than at that time and instead of the
American military;, being kept in idle
ness at the big posts over the country,
where they may indulge In the pleas
ures of the social atmosphere, the boys
should be thrown out along the banks
of the Rio Grande, where they might
learn something of the duties they are
paid tc perform. In a few days thou
sands of people from Mexico -will be
camped on American soiL whera they
are coming for safety. They are mostly
poor people, who have not the price
of three days' subsistence. They must
eat and there is no work for them
by which Jo earn a dollar. Therefore
they will haVe to be cared for by the
United States government or they must
kill and subsist on the stock of the
ranches along the border.
"These are uncontrovertable facts
which should merit the attention of
the army department.
"People arC flocking to the border
from interior towns and, fining the
border In a state of fermentation, paS3
on into the 'land of the free for pro
tection. It is up to Uncle Sam to see
that they and we are protected."
SAYS MEXICO WILL
CRUSH TROUBLE SOON
Liunber Man Says Troops
Will Soon Capture the
That the trouble in Chihuahua will
be crushed In a very few days is te
belief of E. Clement Strube; maniger
of the Carglll Lumber company. "
KMinaca. who reached El Paso toda-1
after a trip into Chihuahua over the
.North Western railroad through tte
country infested by insurrectos.
"The insurrectos claim to have 2000
men," he declared, "but I do not be
lieve they have over 1500 well armd
men. The federal troops are marc'i-
on them from four sides and will
soon have them hemmed in.
'The insurrectos retook Guererro on
Sunday and now hold that place, Per
denales. La Junta, San Isidro. San An
dres. Minaca. Temosachic. Madera and
j several other places, but in almost
every case no opposition was offered
to their assaults on tho towns and the
capture was an easy matter.
"The Mexican troops, at least 1200 of
them, should reach Guerrero today. I
do not believe the insurrectionists will
hold out much longer."
OAKLAND DOPTS TTLK
Oakland. Calif.. Dec S. The city of
Oakland by a vote of 9025 to 3015 yes
terday adopted a commission form of