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EI Paso, Texas,
December 16, 1910 -16 Pages
EI Paso's Rapid Growth
Official United States Census.
Population 1910 39,279
Population 1900 15,906
Population 1890 10,338
How the United States Has Grown
S X pt 9Hb M i fBI
m lei I lv mm III II fes
Car "Is Lined With Baled
Hay and Chinese Put in
Center in Vacant' Space.
Sixteen Chinese were caught in a
box car at Ysleta early Friday morn
ing and two Americans, Oliver M. El
liott and George (Red) Burses, were
placed under arrest and will he given
a preliminary hearing before
United States commissioner on the
charge of conspiring to smuggle Chi
nese from Mexico.
The haul was o;e of the biggest of
the year for the immigration depart
ment and the cirefully -aid plans of
the Chinese smugglers to get the airens
across the river nnd away from the
border were .worked out In detail.
Clever SmngglinR Plan.
A box car was spotted on the sta
tion siding at Ysleta last week, pre
sumably for . carload shipment of al
falfa. Instead "f the car being loaded
with alfalfa, .. wngon load of lumber
was unloaded at midnight at the sta-
ton and a iVamework built inside Oi
the car. the wen working at nigh'
Around this famewcrk the baled hair,
100 bales Of which had been purchased
from a valley rancher, was piled so
that it blocked both of the big doors
and appeared from the outside to be a
full car of hay. Inside the framework
was an aisle large enough for the Chi
nese to be secreted, together with suf
ficient food and water to keep them
alive until they reached the inland
point -where the car was to-be billed, j be no doubt but that the two suits
To show how carefully the ruse was i against the two insurance organiza
planned, a bale of hay was swung I tions will be dismissed,
from the ceiling by wires so that it j "Congressman Lamar found Eldrldge
covered the end door opening through in a bath house In El Paso, and when
which the aliens were loaded. Tiiis gave J the missing man looked intothe face
the interior of the car the appearance of the 'man from home' and found
of being entirely filled with hay, but t that he was located he grew very an-
all that was necessary to do in order
to enter it was to' push the swinging
bale. back. Through this opening the
Chinese were- loaded.
The attempted loading was made be-
The immigration and customs inspec- ' wife when congressman Lamar arrived
tors, who had been watching the car ;in piaso- 1
for .several days and nights, saw 16 , urin& tfie time Aldridge has been
Chinese brought from the country to- J residing in El Paso and going under
ward the river in charge of two Amer- j tha -name of .tCing -Worley. he has
leans They were shunfe'd through the ! worked mainly at his trade as a ear
To? rdone'uis'Sidwith'a '' 'er leaving Iowa he adopted the
SSrfaitaa. JSte?:e of INTales Williams. using his
thTchinese were all loaded the inspec- ' two- given names with the order
tors appTlched the car and placed ohangedter he took up the name
the Chinese under arrest The Amer- ..Whfther A1Vridge will contInue to
icans are sal to " nd the make his home E1 Ro Is not
or in"' tSe fretght house of SS ' f no " the en.-ho final
other in tne Iei&"L . to earth were, interested merely in
Tsleta depot. When the car was piovi that he wa fl d
broken into the, Chinese were pretend- fore March igQ2
ing to be asleep, although, they had The s s t Worlev ar
been placed in there onu a re. imn- .
to; TipforP. Thev were aroused from
their fake slumbers, handcuffed and,
together with Elliott r and Burges,
brought to El Paso on the G. H. train
and placed In the detention rooms at
the immigration station.
Former Railroad Man.
Elliott was formerly employed on
the S- P., quitting that position in
January, 1309, biuce xnen ne u ,
no visible means of support, the Imml-
oration officials say. He was recenuj
acquitted on the charge of conspiring
. . , - -Ttnrk ot f
t smuggle L.ninese """T p" J
trie uciooer .cu vl - . "" or, j
court, surges wiiuw., - ..w-
El Paso and San Antonio on tne u. n.
K..4- Viao nnt hpftn emnloyed tor tne i
but has not been employed
past four months. Their preliminary
trial will be hehl before United States
commissioner G. B. Oliver as soon as
the case can be set and they will be
bound over to await the action of the
federal grand jury, providing sufficient
evidence is introduced. The Chinese
will be given deporta'tion trials at once
and will probably be sent back to
China. ' . ,,
The arrest of the Chinese and the
alleged Chinese smugglers was made
by immigration Inspectors H. H. Huff
man E. H. Kuykendall; customs in
spectors J- H. Riggs and T. M. Gour
ley, and state ranger Harry Moore.
IN THE NORTH
Syracuse, N. T.. Dec. 16. Northern
New York today is being swept by a
gale of blizzard proportions, accom
panied by heavy snow and bitter cold.
A foot of snow has fallen in the last
24 hours and the rural districts are
practically isolated by huge drifts
which block the roads. Train service
is. slow and uncertain. Ten degrees
below zero is reported at Big Moose
in the Adirondacks.
The .storm extends over central .New
Tork and to tne seaboard. v
It was 9 degrees below at-.ew T.ork
ICE BLOCKS RIVERS AXD ,
STOPS XAVIGATIOX IX OHIO
Gallipolis. Ohio, Dec. 16. -The Ohio
river Is practically closed to navigation
from this city to Pittsburg because -of
ice. Gorges have formed in a number
of places and shipping is in danger. In
some places the gorges are six to ten
feet high and reach to the bottom of
Fredonia, N. Y., Dec 16. Buildings
within a radius -of several blocks were
damaged by a boiler explosion at the
Fredonia street railway power house
early this morning. One man Was
killed and another fatally injured.
Two boilers exploded simultaneously
with a roar that could be heard several
miles. The property loss will exceed
One man was injured who was seated
on a beam which was blown througui
the roof to the top of a barn 500 feet
away, carrying him along. The post
office, state normal school and Colum
bus hotel are among the buildings dam-
aged- Several street cars were wrecked.
King Worley Is Declared by
Lawyer and Paper of Mis
souri as W. W. Aldridge.
LEAVES CITY FOR
HOT SPRINGS, ARK.
"After an Absence of more than eight
years, during the last year of which he
has been sought and trailed through at
least three states, "William Wales Ald
ridge. alias Wales "Williams, alias King
"orley nas been found and identified
in .Eii -faso, j.ex. -rvs a. result n is ex
pected that suit instituted against two
fraternal orders by the woman who
was his third wife to collect these pol
icies will be dropped although one of
these suits is now pending in the
Springfield court of appeals."
This is the statement of the Spring
field (Mo.) Leader of Tuesday, Decem
ber 13. The story is printed on the
front page and det3ils the finding of
the El Paso man.
Former congressman Lamar, of
Houston, Mo., is the man who. made
i the find. H tvas searehinsr for "Worlev
j in the interest of the Modern "Woodmen
. of America and the Brotherhood of
American Toemen, In which "Worley
carried policies payable to his third
wife at Houston, Mo.
His Location Here.
The paper says: "Congressman La
mer returned to Springfield last night.
"With him he brought photographs of
Aldridge, his signature and other
proofs of his Identification. "With the
personal identification of congressman
Lamar -and with these proofs of Al
drldge's identity there is believed to
" 'If he had had a revolver I believe
he would have tried to escape even if
he had to shoot every one in the place.'
Mr. Lamar said.
Third Wife at Houston.
"Aldridge was living with his fifth
knoTVn in E1 Pas left h fchI d
., . ,. . "',,,". "uru
wife in Missouri and told her he was
going to Oklahoma to find a new home
for them. He wrote her several let
ters and then, as daye. weeks and even
years passed and she did not hear from
him, she came to the conclusion that
he was dead, and sued to recover on
his life policies, $1000 each in tho
Woodmen and the Toemen. It was to
fight the suit tnat judge Lamar made
Left El Paso Sunday.
WnrlAV Vine loft T?l Don -irr Tr
J " -. -"i J. aou. X1C iCJLL .
here Saturday or Sunday, and both his
wiie ana nis toreman declared Friday
tnat ne a gone to Hot Springs, Ark.,
to enter a sanjtarium. Worley had the
nnntr!.t -e-r. k.,:? !.. i , I
x-..dt AVi "unuiug me uew uusmess j
house on the corner of Comercio street !
ana Avenida L.erdo m Juarez, and his
ioreman on that job said on Friday f
morning tnat worley left Sunday for
Hot Springs, for his health. A short
time prior to that Mrs. Worley made
the same statement and added that "he
probably never will be able to coahe
Worley, according to his own state
ment to The Herald, was separated
during the summer and part of the au
tumn from hisv wife, but recently they
became reconciled and were living to
gether again on Oregon street, she
having moved down from her home on
'North El Paso street, which Worley
claimed was too far up the hill for
him to climb. She returned, however,
on jionday to her own home, after
navmg lived just a month with "Worley.1
louring last summer "Worley's auto
mobile was wrecked on the county
road about eight miles below the city;
he- claimed at the time that a man
working for him had the machine out
and wrecked It. Every effort was made
after this wreck to hide the identity
of the owner of the machine.
WITH THE VATICAN
Madrid, Spain, Dec 16. During the j
debate today in the chamber of depu- i
ties on the "padlock bill," which pro-
hibits the creation of further religious
orders In Spam until a revision of the
concordat with the Vatican has been
completed, premier Canalejas declared
"the Carlists were responsible for the
delay In negotiations between the
Spanish government and the Holy See.
The premier announced that negotia
tions with-The Vatican will not be re
sumed until the "padlock bill" has been
enacted into lav., and he appealed o
the Carlists to recognize the futility
of placing further obstructions in the
way of the measures.
ANOTHER TEXAS .
Washington, D. C Dec. 16. The
Farmers' andSMerchants' National bank
.of Anson, Texas, has been closed by its
directors and t-me national bank exam
iner placed in charge.
This" is the second national bank to
fall Jnto a difficulty in the last week
because of the drouth, and bad crops
which have been prevalent in the Pan
handle section of Texas.
The Quanah National bank, of
Quanah, was closed Wednesday for the
rifl v' y
INCREASE "Jw&,&&&4y ' ' H i
I UNDEB 10 PtRCENT U
2 " 3 " WW POPULATION 1810- 8&
$ffffj 30 60 -' ( VZ vyfy
wvn ru . .r PER CENT OF INCREASE WA
Map showing the percentage of
the census, made public, show the
during the past decade. The range it
percent in "Washington. The trend of
sp'F'pT nWPrJ CITTT T
J--23 JMJj OA-JJAJ
HELD IN MINE
Workings Are on Fire But
Hope Is Held Out for
Denver, Colo., Dec. 16. Ten men im
prisoned by a fire in the Leyden coal
mine, 14 miles from Denver, were still
in the mine this morning. According
J:o J. C. Roberts, the government ex
pert In charge of the rescue work, the
men have a good chance of being, found
afive if they remained where they were
working when the mine caught fire.
Five men equip"ped with oxygen hel
mets' are exploring the lower workings
at the bottom of shaft No. 1, but are
making but little headway because of
the gas with whch the mine is filled.
A second force of men is -brattlcing off
the main south entry from shaft No. 1.
It is believed 500 feet of bratticing
will take the rescue men through the
worst of the gas.
CLOSE CALL .FROM A l
IIXE.FlJtE .YEAR TRINIDAD
Trinidad, Colo., Dec. 16. What for
the time threatened to be a serious fire
in the Kenneth mine of the Chicosa
Fuel company at Tabasco. IS miles
northwest of here, was extinguished j
this morning by heroic efforts of super
intendent Nichols and a force of miners
equipped with oxygen helmets. The
fire was discovered when the men
f started to work at 6:30. The cause is
U. S. TO TEACH HOW '
TO RESCUE IX MIXES
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec 16. With a big
c6al mine, operated by .experienced
miners and other emploj'es, the United
States Bureau of Mines is abdut to start
experimental work on the largest scale
ever attempted in any country.
The Pittsburg Coal company has,
turned over to the bureau an import
ant mine at Brucetoii, P, and work
will begin next week.
Bureau experts will experiment in
the' production of mine explosions, giv
lUg 1CSSUUB lil ICStUB '.VUIJI U11UCI ilWlUd.1
ing lessons in rescue work under actual
conditions and will show the propor-
tiori of pure air needed for each em-
ploye and explain ventilation in every
phase, but particularly as it applies to
. ' . ,. . . .., .. .. , ..
worK ionowing an acciaenu; me oesi
mining: machinry and the giving of
care to the elimination of dust as the
possible cause of explosions
London, Eng., Dec 16. One gain
each for the Liberals and Unionists 13
the result of yesterday's pollings. The
totals now are: Government coalition.
377; -Unionists, 264. Only 29 seats re
mahr to be filled.
The Orangemen of Ulster county, Ire
land, who recently started a fund for
the purpose of buying arms to figh't
the home rule government, ari now
widely circulating the manual of drill!
for their irregular forces
V1W COOK TO RETURN
FR03I EUROPE XEXT WEEK
New Tork. N. Y., Dec. 16. Dr. Fred
erick Cook, the explorer, has sent word I
to friends here that he will appear next
week, following his self imposed exile
of a year. He probably will arrive from '
Europe next Wednesday.
DON'T SMILE AT THE
COAT IS NO
Fashion Decrees a New Freak Which
OW-would you feel if you saw your
own dear, little wifelet come hip-
ity-hopping down the street in a
coat that made he look like Rameses's j
second wife? To-elucidate, how would I
you like to cee the same dear, little, etc.,
wifey swathed in a coat that fit her
like a shroud? The defense may take
That is what is sure to happen no
later thah next spring.
SnitM Its Name.
It is the "mummy coat, as gruesome as
its name, that is going to , turn the
tricky The mummy coat will be as pop
ular next spring as little red chairs in
the infant class at Sunday school these
pre-Christmas days. The mummy coat
Is cut on the lines of one of the old
Egyptian mummy's burial clothes and
will rnake the deary-dears look like one
of the belles of old Pharaoh's daj- and
date resurrected from her tomb for a
promenade down Mesa avenue.
Caught On in Chicago.
The mummy coats were shown at the
clothes show in Chicago recently for the
growth In population in the larious states of the Union. Farther statistics of
wl slo disparity in the fate of th grovith of population in the different states
from a decrease of three-tenths of one p ercent in Iowa to an increase of 120
population al.so very plainly divides the country into broad group.
TERRIBLE FLOODS ON
THE ENGLISH CO A
London, England, Dec. 10. It is 30 years since England has known such
floods as are now devastating Immense stretches of country. The deluge
practically has been incessant since December first. Larce area, are inundated,
the water in some places being 12 feet deep. Many villages are partly flooded
and residents are living in the upper stories. The outlook, for the Thames
valley is srave. Tho river in the Henley district has flooded enormous area.
Today a ga?e swept the coast, causing havoc af'seaside towns like W
ing, Hastings, Covres and Dover, where
sands of tons of sand deposited iu
ashore and several minor wrecks are
Off Sherness, a naval tender occupied by a hundred sailors, capsized and
five drowned. 31acli damage Tvas done at Portsmouth.
OUT IN DARK
Man Is Murdered as He
Leaves Home of His Divorced-
Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 16. Charles
T. Mouser, aged 26, assistant cashier of
the local freight station of tho Fort
Worth & Denver railroad, was mys
teriously murdered late "last night near
the Missouri avenue Metnodlst church.
He had left the home of his wife from
Whom he had been separated three
months only an hour before he was as
saulted. He was 'unconscious when
found and died later at St. Joseph's in
firmary. With a deep gash inflicted on the
head and neck Mouser staggered into
the residence of Rev. J. C. Mimms with
nis brains oozing from the wound. The
police have clues to the Identity of the
murderer,.but so far no arrest has been
Mouser tried to tell the people at the
minister's home who attacked him, but
was unable to talk and his efforts to
write were unintelligible.
Mrs. Mouser was unable to throw any j
light on the murder. She says her
husband called to pay her monthly al
lowance of $20. Mrs. Mouser's first
husband. Chas. Haley, now resides in
Sherman. When asked whether hi3
wife's former husband was at the home J
when he called, he x nodded "yes" and
was able to w-rite only one word, "Re
venge." MEXICAX MURDERED AT
MINE XEAR TRINIDAD
Trinidad, Colo.. Dec. 16. The mutil-
ij i-.t -ir -i ri t 4... t :
ofd Me" co anda miner was found !
om -Mexico, ana a miner, wis iounu
n the rear of his shack at Morley, 1
miles south of here, this morning. It
is believed he was stabbed to death by
native Mexicans, as a factional feud has
existed for several montns.
& New York, N. Y., Dec. 16.
The National league today de-
$ cided on a season of 154 games
I $ for 1911, the season to begin
April 12 and end about October
Last season 16S games were
played. The plan was adopted
after consultation with tne
NAME; THE MUMMY
LAUGHING MATTER; IT'S SOLEMN
Is Headed This Way and Will Be Here With the
benefit of the buj-ers for the big de-
panmeni stores oi tne west. Tney were
araped on real, live models of faultless
form who would look chic and charm-
ing m a, polka-dot dress of calico with
a sunbonnet attachment. What is good
enough for Chicago is none- too good
for El Paso. Which means that El
Paso maids and matrons are going to
have the mummy coat as soon as it is
placed on sale, regardless of the pro
tests of the man behind the check book.
Straight Lines to Be Feature.
Straight lines will be the feature of
all the spring garments, but the styles
will be modified. The straight lines
will be accentuated by a plain, narrow!
shoulder and a snug fit about the hips.
The suit jacket reveals the form of the
figure without closely following the
In tailored suits the jackets will be
shorter, measuring 26 inches or less.
Plaits will be continued in tailored
skirts, but they will not be as conspicu
ous as in previous seasons. They will
be pressed flat, the idea being to pre- 1
sen walls were washed away and thou
the streets. Yachts have been tossed
And the Entire Organization
Strikes Leaders Had
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Dec. 16.
Beca.use prominent union "" officers
were discharged for drinking in. a bar
room, the street car system in this city
is fcied up by a strike todaj-. The com
pany refused to reinstate the dis
charged union officers and the strike
was declared early this morning.
TO REVISE TARIFF
Washington, D. C. Dec. 16. A call
was issued for a caucus of the Demo
crats In the next house to be held on
the floor of the house January 19. to
take up such) matters as the caucus
The plan for the immediate selection
of the Democratic members of the next
ways and means committee will be
voted on with a view to framing a tantf J
bllr for submission to the next con
gress. ARIZONA OIL CO.
' iJi-Uilib IU.br SUIT
., , , . v .
iU,sa' Kia" ljec- At.. ine Uncle Sam Juarez, pust across the Texas line from A number of strange Mexicans are
OH company of Oklahoma, of which E. El Paso. Some other city in Chihuahua roaming about the streets of Dublan,
A. Sterling is president, todav brought' probably is their ultimate destination, DUt tne" seem to be unarmed and in
sult for $500,000 against the Uncle j as Juarez is quiet. j offensive, but they would be more wel
Sam Oil company of Arizona and the : Gen- Hernandez in an interview today .come if they were to declare their busl-
""wc ciam uu CUIUUauy OI ivansas. OI
which N- H- Tuer of Kansas City ,
. Sj,-4. a,. ,., ,, .
, .. jj toiutui. tne iJIitlillUl. UliffJCS IHUL
the similarity of names has ruined tho
ntTT A TSTlTUT A T A TSXTr TC
vxuxiAAUi?n. jjjl io
ROBBED OF FUNDS I
Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 16. Robbers lied:
up cashier Comer, of the Prue Sta-e ! be aainst 100 me11- Navarro himself
Kt- t i , x . i exPects that the next engagement will
bank at F.me, Okla.,- at the point of a be m0re serious than that of last Sun
revolver this morning, took what ; day. Gen. Hernandez denied the story
monej- was available and escaped. Th ' that Navarro executed 20 alleged anti-
amount taKen has not been ascertamel.
Vitizens are forming a posse to pur.-ue.
WRECK OX' FRISCO
Denison, Tex., Dec. 16. A serious
wreck is reported on the Frisco rail
road near Francis at Dead Man's curve
One person was killed and others in-
N. M. Valker
serve the straight lines and yet allow
a fuller freedom of movement. Thus is
the knell of the extreme hobble skirt
A raised waist line is particularly no
ticeable in suit skirts. This effect is
also in evidence on some coats.
Many. New Weaves.
Among the models were a large num
ber of coats developed in blue serge and
black satin. On the latter the large
collars and the treatment of buttoning
low and to one side, were emphasized.
There will be many new weaves and
designs in spring fabrics. Besides the
serges and conventional coverts there
will be new mannish eloths for suits,
which will include a variety of tweeds
and fancy mixture coatings.
Another decided novelty that prom
ises to prevail Is a pointed effect which
can be used to advantage in the cut or
trimming of the garments.
Several ideas for ' standardizing the
business of the garment manufacturers,
presented by the welfare committee,
Report Reaches Chihuahua
ml. . , i , V, , -r-
mat h eaerais ana j.nsur-
rectos Have Clashed.
HAVE BEEN TAKEN
Three cars of troops from.Chi-
huahua were brought to Juarez
Thursday morning and sent to
Casas Grandes over the Mexico
lA North Western line! The troops
were loaded in third class cars
and were sent to the front as
soon as hey arrived. This was
done to avoid aiy further diz-
v ger of th train from Chihuahua
direct to the- front from beirfg
attacked or blown up by the in-
(By Associated Press.)
Chihuahua, Mex., Dec 16. The rattlo
of musketry continuing nearly all day
was reported at San Andres yesterday,
The train which was to have come
e. c x
in from San Andres yesterday was an -
nulled at Rosario, near Pedernales.
The fighting yesterday at San Andres
was within 30 miles of the bloody con -
fllct of Sunday at Cerro Prieto, but no
reports of the number killed or' wound -
ed have been received, as the wirs
Into this city have been cut.
" Vr7nched T and Ta7e makin- a'
J hard fight against the regular troop?.!
Gen. Hernandez is in command of the ;
cuei'11 groups, wnue opposed to him;
is provisional general Cruz Chavez, who
is said to have nearlv 2000 trained men
j under his command
Fear is M-nr.v;r? it-o that wan-
dez may have fallen fnto a traD and
will fall n x-irttrr. rn h sJ.
! and in thp PVpnt that tTi ,,. i, '1
I - - ' - -- uv.v.j.
viptnriffiic: t,- tt-iii ,ot, t ..-
huahua and take this citv. Should they
succePd in the latter attempt it i"s
probable that they will cut the lines
of the National Railway and prevent
h tni!nnn mnnn . -
the transportation of 10,000 toops who i
have been ordered here f ro.m the south.
To Flank Army. , '
That an attempt is being made tol
the arrival Thursday in Gailego of 200
from the eitr of C-hihuahua. Galleso is
fi efn ti nn i v . -Ij.. 1 T.;i.i.
located north of Chihuahua near Mon
tezuma, and opposite Casas Grandes
and the Mormon colonies. These are
supposed to be the trbops sent out of
here presumably for Juarez. I
'The Mexico North Western train .branches of service are strict!
which chnitlf? hat-o ot-i-Jt-o1 Tlinrcfloi- in .. . .. -i.-,
... ... . ""'- -"-" -"""j "
the city of Chihuahua, was held upat
La Junta, by which command it is not
known here. However, it is reported
that the train has been released and
snouia arrive soon In Chihuahua.
Mexican Officials Reraised to
(By Associated Pres.)
Chihuahua, Mex., Dec 14 (Delayed).
A special train of box cars was hur-
ri"edly made up here this afternoon to
f accommodate 100 soldiers destined for!
.-- "'"i vjtii. .laittiiva juatuviw
following the battle of Cerro Prieto last
Similov -oc a,-, n ,;- moj, ,
-' '"- vv.x. t. mo viicmauuci. ui -
dcrs that reinforcements be awaited
before pressing the insurrectos further.
Advices from Pedernales tonight state
tnat small detachments of revolution-
ists continue to arrive in the vicinity
of Cerro prieto and Rancho Santiago.
i maKmg good the msurrccto boast that
when the federals again attack it will
reelectionists after Sunday's battle
The story was told, however, not only
among the revolutionists, but in Na-
varros own camp.
The first of the reinforcements des-
.iueu lor cerro fneto arnvea nere to- j uiem almost starving. This man de
day. They numbered 150. Gen. Her- clares that seven of them, without food
nandez stated that the disaffected dis- i for several days, came to a ranch near
trict would be flooded with soldiers, j Mapimi yesterday and applied for food
and that he intended to place guards j and said they were through "insurrect
along the railroads so that he could j ing." It is possible that they will be
use it in forwarding troops. Since the i arrested, however, when they are found,
attck on the train at San Andres a It is believed if they were sure they
month ago no attempt has been made j would not be molested that many of
to use the line for military purposes, j them would return to'their regular avo
as the insurrectos threatened in such j cations, as they are thoroughly tired of
case to blow up the bridges. the hardships they have endured.
The censorship tightened here Mon- j Mary American papers for subscrib
day. The Associated Press dispatch , ers in this region have been barred
sent from Pedernales that nisrht and ? from reaching th tTiv,cT-ihor xvio-
'J telling of Sunday's battle reached Chi- j
nuanua over tne railroad telegraph, j
and was delivered to the federal line,
but it fell into official hands and
thereafter never saw the light again.
It offended, presumably, in placing the
insurrecto loss at 19, whereas the offF
cial report says SO, and in stating that
"the federal loss is said to be consid
erable." There was no fighting today, al
though the revolutionists predicted au
early attack by the federals. If Na
varro continues to await reinforcements
and the insurrectos do not themselves i
attack, It will be several days before
another engagement is fought.
GIRL BURNS IN FIRE.
Big Sandy, Tex., Dec. 16. Fire last
nicrht destroyed the home of J. P.
Cousins, near town ,and endangered
the lives of himself and family. They
escaped In their night clothes through
a window. Estella Cousans, aged 1X
was burned on the hands and face. Tha
loss is $5000.
United States Investigator
Believes That They Lack
ON TEXAS LINE
The insurrection in Mexico is no
joke, according to the investigations
I of Luther T. Ellsworth, American con-
, ' sul at Cludad Porf irio Diaz, but now
looking into the matter in the capacity
; of special representative of the depart
ments of state and justice. Mr. Ells
worth is In El Paso, having just re
turned from personal Investigations
X ' about Ojlnaga, which at the time of
. his departure, was In a state of siege.
.;. j Without commenting on the condi-
i tion, the government investigator tells
Jof what he has found. His opinion is
. considered valuable since he was
many years special United States rep
resentative in South . American repub
lics, during revolutionary disorders in
"Venezuela. Columbia. Costa Rica, as
well as in Porto Rica and Cuba. Mr.
.Ellsworth reports that the Mexican m-
t surrectos are well armed, and- that
their lack of artillery will not hinder
progress sinee large guns 'are prac-
jtcallv worthless in mountain warfare.
j He says that thousands of Mexican
residents of the United States are
1 rnied and ready to enter the republic
i at an opportune moment,
! ' s?s Leader Is Wanted.
! "But they seem to lack a leader."
I sas Mr- Ellsworth. "Madero is not
en a wareader arrives ft may
fcy dlerent. "Those insurrectos I have
seen are resdents of Chihuahua. They
.f. .T1 r C v. o7 i iw
. cuizens oi tne Dest
Gonzalez is the provisi
the tate' and general
isional governor of
Jose de La Luz
' Soto is a general of important name.
' Then there is seneral Perfecto Lomell
and colonal Branlio Hernandez, who
was editor of the suppressed Grlto del
' iueoio. governor uonzaiez was a
j Jroker in stocks of the city of Chihua-
a" T ,
.. BRarrecto Sarronad Twh.
n-Jnh"e "Ien "e , commanOme about
t Ojlnaga. I was 'there Wednesday-
crossing the line at Presidio. There
are about 100 federal soldiers there,
and two forces of Insurrectos nearby.
1 VL " .aa?.ne ,?"ef ln'and a J' ap."
,,- e,,.'.,, .,, 4 ,, .,
I w..w. .v. w.t. t7iuij
oy way or Marfa, coming directly to
El Paso for private Investigations here.
He says that he has known of "no- arm
ed men crossing the border from the
United States, and that the United
States government officers of manv
loremg tne neutralltv laws.
i -j-i-j- T7- T T --, . .
J-Jj ylJJli TA K H.N JY
Mormons at Colonia Dnblan
Are Considerably Ex
cited. Colonia Dublan, Mex., Dec. IS. Al
though nothing particularly exciting
has occurred here, the revolutionary it,
mosphere is getting pretty dense. All
kinds of rumors are afloat. The one
making the deepest impression upon
the minds of the people is that El Valla
has fallen into the hands of the rebe s
and that their next point of attack will
De Lasas Grandes.
earns are still going to and front
i Colonia Mm-fir ti-jthr.,,- ? r
j -- ....... mn.ij.Bnm.,
J "Tot,t. a !,, - r -n
I ---". -ti.uu Lib UdUillli Jtie-
ported Starring and Re-
taming to Work.
Mapimi, Durango, Mex.,- Dec. 16. X
mining man Just in from tho mmmtoi
declares that the insurrectos who fled
I to the hills after the fightin at Go-
! mez Palacio. almost a month ntro 'a
j now returning to heir work, many of
has been done with the papers is not
krown, but they probably have been
TOESEON NOT IN
' FEAE OF TBtoUBLE
Plenty of Soldiers There
to Protect the People
Torreon. Mex., Dec. 16. Al though
there has not been a bit of trouble
here, soldiers are on duty day and
Tho insurrectionary talk has hurt
business some in this section, but there
is no reason why It should have done
so, as there has been no Interruption to
business and the troops here appear
ample to take care of any more trouble
that might Noccur, but nobody here be-
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