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EI Paso's RapidGrowth
El Paso, Texas,
December 13, 1910-12 Pages
Ofncial United States Census.
Population 1910 39,279
Population 1900 15,906
Population 1890 10,338
Joaquin Millers Daughter
Becomes Hermit In City
; a VBS flBk a fl0k H 9 M 9 SM J&L
Joe Sweeney Saysr All His
OUtlcai AmDlUOnS tave
SMITH 20 HAVE
El Paso will get another congress
man "when the Texas legislature meets
for a reapportionment; - Texas is to
have four new congressmen and El
Paso is sure to get one of them. Rep
resentative W. R. Smith will be cut out
of this end of the state.
Claude V. Hudspeth, who is serving
hfs second term as state senator, and,
whrf, prior to his selection for that
oCfice, was a member of the lower
house for two terms, and is a resident
of El Paso, is v. candidate for the job.
Commenting on the reapportionment,
former mayor -Jos. U. Sweeney said
Tuesday morning: "Our district now
runs all the way to Mineral "Wells, and
It is likely that a new district will "be
formed runing up to Val Verde and
giing E1 Pso a new congressman.
This will leave Smith out in another
district and we can have a man from
our own city. El Paso will be the
t largest city in the new district and is
entitled to representation by a man I
who knows the city and knows all off
southwest Texas. I believe that Claude j
V TTttrlcrmtl"! trill Hi tVi tyiqti TTa iac '
the backing of the party here and will
have strong support from this whole
district, for he is the most popular man
we have ever sent to the state senate.
He will be a candidate for the office."
"When asked about his own ambitions
toward congress, Mr. Sweeney said: "I
am not a. candidate for any office. All
of my political ambitions have been
satisfied- I am now devoting my time
to the practice of my profession. I
believe El Paso should be represented
in the next congress by a man right
from this district.
"Sir. Hudspeth will be a candidate
for the nomination and he will get it.
His successor as state senator will
"probably be a man from the lower part
of this district."
ENDED 0W LIFE
St. Petersburg, Russia, Dec. 33 The
report that M. Sasonoff, who in 1904
asassinated minister of the Interior
"Von Plohve, had died in prison atj
Searantui was off'cially confirmed to
day. His death is attributed to sui
cide. Recently rumors that Sasonoff
had been internally injured "by flogging
were In circulation. According to tre
governor of the prisoVi, officers discov
ered a plot to release the political
prisoners en masse. "All communication
of the prisoners with
was stopped a"nd corporal
was ordered for two prisoners. As a
protest against these measures, three
prisoners severed their arteries at the
wrists, and three others, including Sa
sonoff, took fatal doses of morphine.
RIP 'EM UP A BIT
New Haven, Conn., Dec 13. The ad-
dress here this evening of Col. Roose- ',
velt as the guest and only speaker!
at the banquet of the chamber of com- f
merce at Yale dining hall, promises j
to" rank among the notable occasions .
of Oils city. ' I
Col. Roosevelt .will select his own j was carrying too much paper past due,
subject, ard, as he has stated in a let-j j. b. Mossman, National bank exam
t.er just received, that he will speak as Iner closed the Quanah National bank
tne spirit moves, anticipations run high
that he will deal vigorously with re- j here but the depositors will be pro
cent happenings in politics and, nation-1 tected. All depositors are signing
al affairs. i agreements to accept 10 percent in 30
" j days another 10 percent in 60 days and
STILI. TlXlU TO BRIXG
IX SEW SUBSCRIPTION?.
The Herald's little hustlers
did such fine work last week
for the special prizes that the
same cash amounts have been
offered as prizes again this
week . Last week's "winners will
be announced tomorrow as. all
of the new orders wfir hve' been
verified by that time.
The chance to secure points
fcr the big distribution " of
Christmas spending ' money
closes Saturday, December 17, !
at 8 p. m. No subscriptions will
be accepted for points after-that
hour. Next Monday morning
The Herald ciruculatlon depart
ment will figure up the points
for each boy and girl who has
entered, and on the 22nd the big
distribution will be made. -
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"1VITXESS AXD ATTORXEY
JAILED FOR COXTE5IPT.
Chicago, III,., Dec 13. Mrs.
Aileen Christopher, the govern
ment's star witness 4n the prose
cution of the brick trust, was
today sentenced to 30 days in
jail for contempt of court for - '
refusal to produce certain infor
mation before the federal grand
Jury. Hej attorne". John A.
Harper, was sentenced to 70
days for his part in the same re
LOS ANGELES HITS
Ttos Aasrelej', Cal., Dec. 13. Six months in jail or a fine of $500 IM the
penalty provided by the new oridnance for an j one who operates a liucket
nUoft er patroBizcs one la Los Angeles connty.
The penalty also extends to any person who rents offices for hticketshop
Bucket shopping Is defined as "dealing la stocks or commodities with
chI aay actual purchase or sale and without, any intention of delivering such
stock or commodities-
a Large Section of the Goun-
frrv Witfimit Mnist.nre for
Months Is Benefited.
DAMAGE BY WATER
IN FORT WORTH
Fort Worth, Tex., Dec. 13. Reports
received here today from a large area
throughout north and central Texas
and the Panhandle say a slow rain is
falling, breaking one of the longest
drouths in 'the. history of Texas.
The rainfall so far is slight, not suf
ficient falling to replenish the water
; SUDDlv jpracAir.aUv n ra?n has fallen
j . iT .
in Fortr orth m five months-
Following a long dry spell, rain put
the power .companies out of commis
sion for a long time last night and
this morning. Half of the town was in
darkness last night and the elevators
in many buildings are not running to
day. The Postal and Western Union tele
graph companies, who depend to a
large extent on the power furnished
them by "the citizen's plant, -were com-
Pelled to have power transmitted from
-Dallas by wire in order to operate,
A number of derailments occurred
on the street car "line, stopping traf-
Many factories were forced to sus-
pena wonc irom two to five hours.
Secy. Gibbs, Texas Grata Dealers
association, today said the rains last
night and today over the state will
benefit crops 50 percent and estimated
the total state yield for 1911 at 1,300,000
bushels. Secretary Stiller of the Texas
Cattle'Ralsers' association declared the
rain which broke a drouth of many
months will, avert big losses by the cat
tlemen. WANT ROBIN COOPER
TO BE TRIED AGAIN
State's Lawyers Urge the
Court to Nullify Acquital
of Camiack's Slaver.
Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 13. A petition
asking that the Davidson county crim
inal court declare LIcgal
proceedings by whic'i the
,KQbin Cooper charged with tho murder-j
of senator Edward Carmack, was dls-
missed, was presented this morning by
oil fho nttnmovc -rrhn ronrffcontofl ti I
state In the trial in which Robin j
Cooper and his father, Duncan Cooper, J
were convicted and bv Sam C. Carmack.
refused to allow the petition to be
filed. The next move will be to take
the case before the supreme coifrt on a
writ of certiorari.
BANK AT QUANAH
TTJ" ffcmnrrna- Ton "Afllpll
V aS rallying 00 1VLUCI1
OvptvItip PflnPl Dp-nnsif-
ors Are Protected:
Quanah, Texas, Dec. 13. Because It
.another 10 percent in su days, anotnev
iu percent in iiu uajs 'aim tne
i s tan J j iu.
1 brother of senator Carmack. It charges 1 are prapticaiiy completed and It is now a nignt v.e could hear th
the outer world' tbt th Gffort. acauit the defendant ' possible to form some idea of the per- . the river trails and almost cv
punisnment; frand .j-o- th fat ludero Nil . manent boundaries of the forest re-i can that passed our caanD
.j, balance at the rate of 10 per
j, cent per month after that. .T. J. Mc
a Adams and others guarantee the pay
.j, I znent in full of ill outstanding obliga.
a tions. It is announced the bank will
; opeiK againi
ASK FOR CITY TAX OX
STREET CORX'ER FLORISTS.
El Paso florists feel that they hav
a grievance. They Relieve the council
should protect them against street ven
dors,of California flowers-
"We nay city and county taxes; i-ay
rent the year aroun-3, and tho. money
4" j we spend for supDiiei -uil mbcr all
help to increase El Paso buusiness,"
4 j said a local florist.
4" i "The street corjier dealers that sell
v ' California flowers pay nothing! toward
f the general expense of the city. Every
S ' El Paso florist is glad to sell one flow-
! er or any number of flowers. It never
was left for the street corner men to j
Introduce sales of less than a dozen, j
"We do not believe that street corner 1
florists should escape a city, tax any
more than street corner dealers in gro
ceries or hardware."
XEW BRIDGE PUTS AXCIEXT
FERRY OUT OF COMMISSION
"Brownsville, T?x., Dec. 13. The in
ternational railroad' bridge, connecting
Brownsville and Matamoras, Mexico,
which was formally announced open
to traffic yesterday, has been used for
transportation of freight for several
months, but for some reason was
closed to pedestrians ud vehicles. The
! ferrjr boat, which has been in operation j
;tetween the two cities for half a cen- 1
! tury, will be discontinued with the new j
' year. j
El Pasoan Prefers to Become
Member of State Health
Dr. B. M. Worsbam, of El Paso, was
tendered the office of state health of
ficer by governor O. B. Colquitt, but
; declined it because it would have ne
cessitated his moving to Austin and
giving up nis residence in r.i jrasu.
Hw;re ! i" li??;
iiicmuci i. iuc :. ..at.u. u.u u1
says that he is pleased with being se
lected because he did not seek the of
Dr. Worsham, who is at present a
member of the El Paso school board,
jwas for IS years superintendent of the
I state insane asylum at Austin. He will
probably continue as a member of the
school board, as there is no conflict be
tween his position as a trustee and
that of member of the state board ol
HEAVY FLOODS IN
Genoa, Italy, "fcc. 12. Railroad
service to France is still interrupted in
consequence of the stomas. Several
in this city are flooded and
many houses in country districts arts
surrounded by water, the occupants
making their escape in boats.
Milan, Italy, Dec. 13. Many streets
in the suburbs of Milan have been
flooflpd hv fho nvprflnwine- rf thfi rivr !
Olona. Several villages in Lombardy
are inundated. I
Rome, Italy Dec. 13 Reports from
many points in Italy indicate a con-
tinuation of the heavy storms, the
flooding of towns and villages and se- L
rious damage to crops. The victims are
and in some cases have abandoned their
homes. The river Po is close to the j
high water mark. j
RECO'RDS SMASTT"P,"n J
ruUJXJJO toJXaXl&JJ H
IN TREE PLANTING"
Dec. 13. As
"Washington, D. C.
the present fiscal year as were set out
during the last five years comtne
according to associate forester Potter,
This is the besrinninfr of a nlan to in-
crease as niucif' as possible each year
tfle number or trees set out. Ellmma-
tions and additions to ibrest reserves
BncT 15 A cr CJrrrDTCi-nirn
CORNER IS SOLD
Final transfer of the northeast" cor
ner of El Paso' and Overland streets
was made Tuesday morning by Horace
B. and Charles B. Stevens to Juan S.
Hart and Beverly G. Thomas the pur-
chase price being $52,800.
For some time the purchasers have !
..1 X- - i ..,, , I
had an option on the property, which
fronts 48 feet on El Paso and 120 'feet
on Overland street, and includes the
Louvre saloon and the CrescenL the
ater. AMERICAX FLEET IX
VI04L,EXT FREXCII STORM.
Brest, France, Dec 13. A vio
lent storm raged over the har
bor today. The visiting Amer
ican battleships Minnesota,
Idaho, Mississippi and Vermont
held firm by their anchors,
but the French armored cruiser,
Edgar" Quint, was driven on the
beach. It was floated later
DATE SET FOU CHAMIZAIi
COMMISSIOX TO GOVTO WORK
Washington. D. C. Dec: 13. The
senate Monday ratified a protocol
changing the Cntes fixed for the rbi
.tration with Mexico of the Chamizal
case which Involves title to the Chanu
zal tract in El Paso, Tex.
The time for the presentation of the j
respective siues 01 tne case was ex
tended to February 15, 1911, and the
flrpt session of the commission was
fixed for May 15. J
MIX'ERS OF THE COUNTRY
BALLOT FOR OFFICERS.
Indianapolis, Ind.. Dec 13. Union
j miners all over the country today are
balloting for their international offi
cers. Results will not be announced
until the annual convention at Colum
bus, Ohio, next month.
President Thomas L. Lewis is op
posed for re-election by John P. White,
of Oskaloosa; la., president of the Iowa
CliristMas Presents That
HE question, "What will I give
him?" always arises when Christ
mas is but a few weeks off.
Now there are some things that, sonle
men do not want, and it is well not to
Mayor Kelly, for instance, would not
be very well pleased with a bill of sale
to the city hall it's too little.
City clerk Charley Fassett would bo
hopping mad i any of his friends gave
him a new waterworks franchise to
Alderman Percy McGhee would have
seven conniption fits if his friendspre
sented him with a clgaret case or a
dozen bottles of beer.
Ysleta Company Ordered" to
the Border in the Vicinity
Ysleta, Tex., Dec. 13. Capt. Hughes,
commanding the ranger company here,
received 'telegraphic orders today to
report at once once with his command
to the sheriff of Presidio county at
rMarfa. Tho order c&me from th adju.
! tant enrai ? Ta8 and is dUe to the
i activity of the Insurrectos about Oil-
naga and other points on the Texas bor
der opposite the Presidio county lin.
The sheriff considers the condition se-
; Tious ana fears
that there will be
much lawlessness on the Texas side of
Rangers Badly Needed.
Marfa, Texas, Dec. 13. Ruidosa and
Presidio have telephoned to Marfa for
assistance, and shrriff Chastain has
wired for rangers, who are expected
today. They will be stationed at points
where most needed. No actual fighting
is reported yet.
THE 0HIS0S MINE
Texas Official Writes of the
Excitement in the " Big
Bend " Country.
An Austin dispatch to the San An-
tonio Express says:
The recent activitv of Mexican revo-
iutionists alon theTxas border was
.,. , . .
wItnessed br one of the state's land
agentsp who writes to this cty of the
apprehension at TerllngUa where the
Chis- meS ar- located. ' It appears
i that at one tizne the Mexicans were in j
the notion of raiding the commissary
of the Chisos company and securing
the money just received in anticipation
of Pa-rdar- Jt Is considerable sura, as
the mine and camp has a large number
j unis state omciais' letter says: "We
I met armed bands of .renegades, w'ere
cne chap creep -out of the brush and
j in our camp with fieldglasses from
j across the river (Rio Grande). I set my
I instrument and throiicrh rh place T
j could see seren of them in the brush I
and this chap making up his mind who
! and what wc were.
had a wet
horse crossed the river (Rio Grande)
Poor old Ramon (Mexican cook) was
scared! to death. He thought he wa be-
j tween two fires and somebdy was tsure
to get him. u hen we got through with
the work and went back to the Chisos
mine we found that they had just got In
a convoy of cash for payday and were
sure the mine and commissary would be
wrecked that night." The letter then
tells -of shotguns being Issued to the
white men, who kept them shouldered
as thej walked around thej camp. Some
i! T-.T !-- 1J T 1
time before two shots had been taken
at the mine superintendent and he did
not know when fire would op-sn again.
But "all passed off .quietly and our bluff
stuck and I think the Mexicans thought
there was at least a company of United
States regulars on hand and they shook
The spate's outfit which has been
working along the Rio .Grande -was in
charge of this official and it- was taken
.to the Chisos mine, but did not stay
there. The assistants were not frlght-
cned at all, but the official writes: "I
sent them all to Big Bend, as I did not
think it right to risk the state outtit
in somebody else's row."
The letter tells of some who were
really sitting on a keg of powder,"
but thought they were In an "arm
chair" and talking to "th fellows tha.t
could almost hear the explosion, it was
so. certain and so near."
MEXICO PREVENTS SALE
OF PAPERS TO NATIVES
All the news "butchers'- on the Mex
ico North Western line are being warn
ed not to handle any Mexican newspa
pers. Passengers who arrived on Mon
day's train told of a warning being
issued to the newsboy at Ttosaria. He
was told not to foring an Mexican
newspapers in the country, but that
American newspapers could be sold.
This is to keep the natives from read
ing accounts of the fighting.
Laredo, Tex., Dec. 13. Official de
nial is made of a report telegraphed
from Nuevo Laredo that three alleged
revolutionists, had Seen sent from that
city to Monterey to be executed. The
report, it is declared, originated with
the arrest of two Mexicu rurales for
fighting and of a suspected revolution
ist. The three were sent to Monterey
Alderman Sam Blumenthal might be that all houses in the city were sani
happy if he got a roll of music for the tary and it was useless to tear any
band. I more down.
Alderman W. S. Clayton would not be t Judge Eylar would tear his hair if
very happy if he were presented with aj for Christmas somebody gave publicity
price list showing that, the bottom halj to a rumor that he was going to get
dropped out of the grain market. married in January.
Alderman Hewitt would get mad if, County clerk Park Pitman would
he were told that no more new build-1 show you the door if the legislature
Ings could be erected in the city nvxt j were to pass a bill ordering all old
year. county records destroyed.
You would get waterworks engineer Sheriff Peyton J. Edwards would go
F. H. Todd's dander up if you gave him on a rampage if he were notified that
a pipe; he doesn't smoke. ' the sheriff Is not allowed to play golf.
City assessor Louis E. Behr would I Police chief Ben Jenkins would quit
stand on his head if the city council i his job if the city council were to tell
notuiea him that the valuation on all J
city property was to be reduced a few
hundred thousand durin
the coming 1
City health officer W. H. Anderson
would lose his temper if he were told
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Nen- York, N. T., Dec. 13.- Miss -Tuanlta Miller, daughter of Joaqufn Miller,
the famous "poet of the- Sierras," Is 2iv"ing like a hermiiTIn.-trhei'lieart of New
York. Like her father, she has renounced the world for. the sa.ke, ofthe- muse,
she lives in a rmall room and pays only a week for hdr food. Sae is try
ing to rial her father . in. riting poetry. Her ma'tfo, " wLic.ll is a part of
fs -o r i rop-F. '? "You must resist -re'd rpses you, must ri'maln a lilly-white
star," which means, she must keep axv'ay.from the allurements ' of New
iu .ks .t.t tni Bohemian life. Mis's ipller-s father, lives in a cabin he has
built on the-heights outside of, Oaklarid; California.
UNCLE ;SA SELLS
.-- CHRISTMAS: GOODS
Smugglefl Articles: From
Mexico Keep" Crowds Out
in the Cold.
Today is "old hoss" day at the fed-
eral building. Goods seised during, the
past 3rear by the customs officials were
sold to the highest bidder
Drawnwork, waist patterns, silk
hose, gloves, pottery and .almost every
other imaginable thing that the smug
gler takes a fancy -to were sold under
A pair of little green something or
others with ruffles on the bottom
brought a laugh from the crowd and
six bits from a man fancier.
One woman became so interested in
a bunch of black s'lk hose that she
did not notice her hat feather tickling
the man behind her almost to death.
A young man thought he was buying J
sleeve bands, hut, they turned out to
be silk garters with fancy buckles and
an abundance of lace trimmings but
he did not care; it's near Christmas and
he can .get rid of them.
An elderly man raised the bidding
on a bunch of drawnwork doilies and
walked away with a nice Christmas
present for his wife, while another
bought a basketful of little clay fig
ures for the children back eastf with
whom he Is not able to spend Christmas
It was cold, standing on tho steps
of the postoffice, but the auctioneer
warmed things up a bit and wojnen,
alw.ays looking for a bargain., pulled
their coats about them and let the wind
DEFEATS CAMBRIDGE. fr
London, 'Lng.. Dec. 13,. Ox- $
ford university defeated Cam-
bridge b: a score cf 23 tp l- $
the annual Rugby "fbotba'l "
him he could take no more trips to
I vauiui inu.
To make Joe "Escajeda lose his tem-
per, just let the men higher up tell him
that El Paso county will not have an
' 'itjsrf'JK? ..EJk3k - jf- fa .W . r 'iiwi I .
. IN A FIRE PANIC
Fifty of Them in Scant A-
tireaReseued From Burn
" inor Building.
. Chicago, 111., Dec. 13. Fifty screaming,-
hysterical girls attired in gymna
sium nlnthpR -K-r rpsoiiprl f?-rim tho
. . . . . ,, ,. airy and-accoutrements, passed through
roof of a burning builomr at 311 to I here yeterday afternoon bobnd for
313 Wabash avenue today by firemen, j Chihuahua.
The girls were engaged in a gymna- j "Last Sunday 50 troops were dis
sium drill in the school of physical cul- patched to Conejos. Dgo from the bar
ture when a fire broke out. racks at Torreon.
When the smoke began pouring into "Two days later a special train ar
the hall the girls feared to descendi rived here from Mexico consisting of
to the street, and the instructor, irivlng about 25 cars bearing 600 cavalrymen
them no time to don their clothing.mar- of the seventh regiment whose destin
shaled them to the roof. From the roof an "as Conejos, .where they were to
the frightened girls were carried down I receive further orders. It is believed
fire escapes. None was injured, jbut that these troop went to Chihuahua,
there w as .some tall scampering for a! "Jt waS reported -ere that bands of
neighboring building, where the girls 1 armed men weiv seen m the vicinity
hid themselves from the smiles and
stares bf thousands of spectators, and
.where . they were supplied with more
' Besides- the physical culturists 40
girl employes of desk and carpet companies-occupying
the buildinsr were as-
sisted'ddwn fire escaper The fire did
damage amounting to $100,000.
, BRJXGING HOTEL MAN
: ' " T BACK TO THE CITY.
I Jl G. McNary, who has .been
I spending the past month in New
Z York, Is In Chicago, en route
$ ' home and will leave there Thurs--day
for El Paso. He will be ac
J" companied by W. A. Ullman.
secretary and legal representa
J tive of- Andrews & Co., hotel
i brokers, and will come prepared
'to- arrange for the construction
of a" hotel to cost 1,000,000.
Ls ' 7
BIslicc, Arlx., Dec. 13. Parker Rowling and D. H. FaHlk were kllle 1 nnd
Ernest Duber prohahly fatally Injured at midnight last nlfffct Ih a fight with
unknown foreigners in Brewery prnli'h.
Duller states that he and the miirCered men had interfered In a qnarrel
hetvieen isome hojs and the foreigners and the latter drew knives and at
tacked the Ymerlcans, Infllctinpr deadJty wounds. .
Duber fled and succeeded In reaching the porch of a red Hffht house,
a here he fell.
Police hurried to the rtene and removed the bodies of B-jvrllns: and Faulk
to an undertaking parlor. Dnher was given medical aid aad was found to
hate had his left lunpr punctured by a stiletto. An energetic search Is helijc
made for the murderers, who ar :;up posed to be Italians.
The authors ofthe murders hae been Identified as Italians. Probably
they are now in Mexico. One of them Is said 'o be an anarchist who came
recently from Fittjbrrg, Pa.
Passengers Arriving From
Cnihuahua Declare the
Two Armies Have Met.
MANY DEAD ARE
. At last they are at it and unless
supposedly , reliable reports are untiud
real fighting is in progress at Peder-
nales, where the 800 federal soldic-3
and an unknown number of Insurrec
tos have been maneuvering for nearly
a week. The engagement is reported
"When the Mexico North "Western
tiiln arrived In Pedernales early Mon
day afternoon, women and children
piled into the coaches, and packed tho
train. They tumbled through the doors
and windows, and frightened children
crawled beneath the seats. They said
that fighting had been in progress
since Sunday morning only about threj
miles from the town. An American
mining man' who saw the battle from
a distance, said that there were ircuy
dead, but that he could not tell whicn
side had the advantage. The country
in which the fighting was in progress
Is or hills and table lands.
News of the fighting reached passen
gers on the eastbound train before
their arrival at Pedernales. At Ro
saria an Inspection of the train wa3
made by insurrectionary officials, and
a well dressed Mexican was questioned
regarding his identity. Orily by show
ing a passport signed by an insurrecto
jefe politico did the Mexican avoid be
ing removed from the train. , It was
whisnered that the inspectors were
caping from the country.
In spite of the fighting at Pedernales.
insurrectionary soldiery is inspecting
the Mexico Xorth "Western trains as
before, and the road is being natroled
by insurgent cavalry. It Is thoucht
that the engagement with the 800 men
under Gen. Navarro has been precipi
tated by the further movement of
troops from the city of Chihuahua.
Paper From That' City Tells
of Trains-of Soldiers
That the talk of troop activities in
northern Mexico is sot ''idle border
gossip" is apparent from the fact that
even the very careful ifewspapers in
Mexico are printing developments. The
Torreon Enterprise of Saturday said:
'"Troops in large numbers are being
rushed to the state of Chihuahua for a
concentrated effort to entrap and cap
ture the last of the Insurrectionary
bands which are operating in that -section.
Trains and carloads of troops
have passed tnrough Torreon daily for
Uen. Hernandez lias taKen active
command Qf military operations, in tho
j state of Chihuahua in place of Gen.
1 Plata and will show his usual activity
in the suppression of riots and the cap
ture of offenders against the federal
J "A train of Z5 cars loaded with cav-
01s cerraejiuo out uu iuimci. "C0 w
them was had."
FIND HOOKWOEaf IN
Washington, D, C Dec 13. The
hookworm has been discovered in Chi
nese, Hindu and other immigrants from
the far east arriving on the Pacifio
coast. The public health and marine
hospital services regard the situation
as- critical. A rigid inspection has been
established at San Francisco and other
Pacific ports. Elephantiasis also has
been discovered among Chinese Immi
grants'. BEGIN SUGVR WEIGHING
PROBE AT NEW ORLEANS.
New Orleans, La., Dec. 13. The fed
eral grand jury today began an exhaus
tive investigation of the methods of the
sugar weighing at this port- Special
agents 6t the department of justice are
here to assist in the inquiry.