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El Paso, Texas,
December 19, 1910 -12 Pages
El Paso's Rapid Growth
Official United States Census.
Population 1910 39,279
Population 1900 15,906
Population 1890 10,338
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.Railroad Commandeers Trains of North Western Rail
road and Insurrectos Cut the Track Trains Are
Marooned Americans "Volunteer to Help Haul
Trains Diaz Determined to Crush Re-,
volt by Sheer Weight of ,Numbers.
Dec 19. The pas-
sender train, which was due here
Thursday night, is still at La Junta.
A message was received here Sunday
from conductor "Weber, sent by the
way of Madera and Juarez, statin
he was stopped at Pedernaes and or
dered back to La Junta. At the latter
place there is a Chinese restaurant
from which American nassengers se
cured food, as have others. The pas
senger train which left here Thursday
for the west also has been stopped, pre
sumably at La Junta also, but there
Is no report from the conductor.
The telegraph wire is working only
as far west as San Andres. "West of
that point there is no news save the
telegram sent by "Weber. News of high
rewards for expert" to handle troop
trains west brousrht two Americans
here Sunday. One of them, giving his
name as Adon Smith, jr., of New York,
said he was the son of a New York
lawyer of the same name. The . man
who said he was to act as fireman gave
the name Roy Petty, and said his home
was in El Paso.
Rumors of heavy fighting in the vi
cinity of Pedernales continue, but there
fs no means of confirmation.
The last authentic news came in over
the railroad line from San Antonio. The
operator said he could hear the boom
ing of cannon, but could not see fight
ing, owing to the lay of the land. The
firing was distant.
The passenger train which was due
here Thursday night and which was
detained near Pedernales, has not yet.
arrived. The telegrapn wire over the
Mexico North Western railroad is still
down west of San Antonio, for which J
reason it is impossible to ascertain
the true condition of affairs. An offi -
cial report -stated that fighting afrSanj
Anares last 'xnursaay was ot minor
Importance, being merely a skirmish.
Railroad Is Commandeered.
Gen. Hernandez, commander of this
military zone, took virtual control of
the North "Western railroad Saturday,
when for the first time in a month
soldiers were put aboard a train bound
for the front. The greatest difficulty
was experienced in' securing a .cre.iv.
Americans who ordinarily run the;
trains declined flatly to take the risk,
despite the offer of bonuses running as
high as 1000 gold. Mexicans who de
clined the work are reported to have
been placed in jail, which measure re
suited in obtaining amative crew. Fourjjje saw the revoltosos finallv repulsed i onered. it Is also known that 'arms
hundred soldiers were loaded into seven j DUt Vetrea ting slowlv in the direction of company agents," so common in South
passenger coaches. There was also a j the Sierra, after four hours of f ight- American countries just before a revo
carload of women and several stock t mgf at a' great disadvantage, owing lution outbreak, have been In El Paso
cars loaded with horses and mules. The i to the superior numbers and arms of ; ant that the largest arm and ammuni
soldiers it was stated will be used to I the federals. tion companies of the world are not
guard the road in order that other j our informant adds that coon af-fr i unrepresented at this port, which in
troops may be moved swiftlj' into the the retreat, the rebels received a ro- event of success in central Chihuahua
disturbed district. j irforcement of about 200 men. com- 1 is destined to be the point of importa-
IHas In Earnest. , manded by the chiefs, Agustin Estrada tion of both arms and men.
The government 'realizes the serious-
ness of the situation and this move is 'from behind a small hill, of a dark
the beginning of the camoaign byfcolor. thus getting its name, Cerro
which president Diaz intends to crush ' Prieto, and joined in the fight. The
the revolution by sheer weight of num- ' troops turned on the new auxiliaries
hers. The train traveled in two sec- i a discharge of rapid firing guns which
tions leaving here, preceded by a hand- did considerable execution. Soon the
car to test the track, as the insurrec- rebels began a retreat, "and he 'under
tos have declared they wil wreck the 'stood they afterwards concentrated
road if it attempts to, handle govern-'
merit troops. Great ajixiety is felt for
the safety of the train.
The brush at San Andres is said to
have been between the bandit Pan-
cho Villa, with 28 followers, and a de-"i after the fight began, spectators ob
tachment of Navarro's troops number- i served that the Rancho was on fire,
ing 100. The bandits fled, leaving two i large volumes of smoke rising from It.
dead, it is reported. A few rifles and i Pro"mInent Men Killed,
saddles were captured by the federals, j ATnong. the slain chiefs is Francisco
also a camera belonging to F. A. Som- j Saiido, wjio belonged to a prominent
merfeld. Sommerfeld accompanied thejfamily in Chinipas and Inherited a
Associated Press correspondent to the
front a week ago and remained behind
to cover the situation when the corre
spondent returned to Chihuahua to file
dispatches. His camera and a pair of
field glasses were stolen by Villa's men,
and he was marooned when trains were
The reported defectio'n of Castula
Herrera of the revolutionary leaders,
appears to have been a misconstruction
of his acts. He appeared near Terrazas,
about 20 miles north of here, Friday,
where he changed some large bills to
secure pesos with which he proceeded
to pay his men. He naid cash for cof-
fee. flour and sugar, which he took j
from the mining company's store at j a ttie election. And but for the plead
that place. When he heard of fighting! ins of the other passengers he would
at San Andres he exchanged his jaded
nags for fresh horses and started west
again. He said he -was on recruiting
duty. He started, he said, with 40 men.
At Terarzas he had over 3 00, all mount
ed and most of them armed. '
The reported holding of Enrique Ga
meros, son of one of the richest men
in Chihuahua, for ransom, is not con-1
firmed. When Gameros started for his
ranch at Santa Clara in an automobile
he "was accompanied by Li. R. Wohl
heim of New York. The two were col-
HA VE INSURRECTOS
' BOUGHT GUN BOAT?
Xew Orleans, La.. Dec 19. Much excitement was created in local Central
American circles this morning when It became known that the former United
States gunboat Hornet, pnrchascd several months ago from the government
by a local firm, had been coaled, provisioned and n crew signed and that
It will mak an effort to leave today for the south.
One rumor Is thnt the Hornet wl II be turned' over to the Mexican insur
rectos. The Hornet was the private yaeht of Henry M Flagler, prior to ,the
Spanish-American war. v
Some statements of local papers connect the Hornet with the revolution
ary movement In Honduras, but former president Bonilla, of that republic, de
nies any connection vtlth the Hornet.
The Hornet cleared this afternoon for Cape Graclas. Included among
the crew were several men said to have been connected vtlth previous filibus
tering expeditions against Gentral American republic;.
lege chums at Cornell, where "Wohlheim
played fullback for two years.
Reports that Gen. Hernandez is lead
ing a column in the field are untrue
The general is still here directing
MANY REBELS IN
Rebels Outnumbered, Says
Eye Witness to Battle. "
The Chihuahua Enterprise, reporting
the battle of Cerro Prieto, which oc
curred a week ago Sunday, says:
Gea. Navarro states that when .the
rebels opened fire on the federals their
firing line showed at least 400 men,
and that within 30 minutes of fighting
they -had discharged 10,000 cartridges.
He says that as their rear guard and
right wing were covered by hills these
forces could not be estimated. Gov
ernment adherents still maintain that
over 100 rebels were slain.
San Andres Recaptured.
Col. Augustin Martinez reports that
Thursday,, at 5 p. m., he took posses
sion of San Andres, dislodging a party
of rebels whose numbers he was un
able to ascertain. They retreated leav
ing in his hands a "Winchester, 300
cartridges, 22 horse's. a camera outfit
and field glasses.
, The federals lost a. sergeant killed.
Navarro marched from Cerro Prieto to
Pedernales without meeting any op
position. Friday morning- at 2 oclock a special
train arrived here from Mexico, with
the sixth battalion, commanded by
Colt M. L. Guzman.' y
A man who was an eye witness of
the battle, and who stipulated that his
name should not be mentioned, gave
the following account to an Enterprise
rep resentati ve :
Being at Pedernales, he heard con
tinuous discharges of guns not far
away, and climbing a hill he wai en
abled to witness what was going on.
So far as- he was "able to estimate,
there was a body of 300 revoltosos en
gaged in conflict with the federal col
umn, at a point near CerroNPrieto, be-
i-tween the Ranchos de los Holguin and
rex Inc Trovira T""h fofAralc aotiiillv
ifcnp-a-Afl rJM nnf saptti mnro fha-n finn.
and Pascual Orozco, who advanced I
"with the purpose of again attacking!
In the direction of the rear of the
rebels is the Rancho de "Chepeaue," a '
small place with a few houses. Shortly
large fortune from his grandfather;
Tadeo Vasquez, Jose G- Rocliln, An
tonio Frias and Pascual Orozco (Jiijo)
chiefs are also among the dead. Cas
tulo Herrera" and Francisco V. "Valdez
are said to be In flight and to have
deserted the rebel cause, making for
the United States.
A passenger from Guerrero relates
that professor "M. G- Porras, principal
of an official school in Guerrero1, had
a safe conduct from Pascual Orozco to
come to this city. On passing Rosario,
on his journey, the bandit chief, Fran
cisco Villa, with a following of 30
men, took him off the car. Villa was
going to shoot him, he said because he
had worked for the Diaz-Corral ticket
have, done it. The profess'or was al
lowed to depart.
Wounded Man May Die.
Tom Fulton, the young man who was
shot by a negrq near Ysleta, is in a
critical condition at the county hospital
and isnot expected to live. Peritonitis
has developed. The young man whose
home is in Dripping Springs, Texas, wns
shot by the negro with w'hom he was
tramping when he refused to 'give the
Many Only Await the Turn
of Affairs in Mexico to
Join the Insurrectos.
AGENTS OF BOTH
SIDES BUSY HERE
EI Paso has been the scene of much
revolutionary activity, although the
work has been done quietly by agents
of both sides of the conflict in Mexico.,
While government agents have been
keeping a close eye on the border city,
spies of the insurrecto commands have
also been very active. The Mexican
government has emploj-ed manj Amer
icans and paid them well for line rid
ing and various work?, only failing to
secure men in the recent instance when
locomotive engineers were needed at
the city of Chihuahua.
Jinny Soldiers of For.'une.
In El Paso are many American, Eng-
lish and Irish soldiers of fortune, more
commonly called "filibusters." It ap-
pears that these men aje watng for
developments, declining to enter the
light until sure that the insurrectos
will receive recognition on a belliger
ent status "with nations. If this oc
curs, there is little doubt that a band
of adventurers of Celtic or Anglo
Saxon blood will fight with the "under
dog," under conditions whic'a existed
in Cuba before the intervention of the
United States, or in South Africa,
where "Give-a-damn" Blake's Irish bri
gade played such havoc against the
Aside from the wanderers who have
flocked to El Paso, more than 200 sol
diers have been discharged recently
from the 23rd regiment, stationed at
Fort Bliss. This occurs with nearly
every command which returns from
island service, since the term of en
listment of most of the soldiers has
expired. Many of these soldiers have
remained in El Paso, especially the
""old 'timers,? who have seen much
service, a few under more than one
It is known that agents of the revo
lutionary movement have been solicit
ing El Paso for a machine .gun opera
tor, and that large sums of money have
been offered. It is not known, how
ever, whether the insurrectos possess a
Maxim or Colt machine, or whether
they place assurance of capturing one
and having ready, a man who knows
how to operate the crank or trigger,
and instruct assistants In filling the
hopper and carrying water to cool the
In the bidding for alien soldiers, the
insurrectos seem to keep pace with the
government, ana large sums nave Deen
TOWN OF MADERA
Mormon Colonies Hear Re
port of 'Trouble be
Colonia Dublan, Mex.. Dec. 19. (De-
j layed.) There was fighting between
j the rebels and federals yesterday and
last evening near Madera, but the fight
was not finished and it is expected that
they are still continuing the fight to
day. Report says, there is great danger of
them moving on to the railroad camps
in the mountains on the Terrazas side.
Lone travelers have so far been able
to pass through the country without
molestation. A man has just made the
trip alone 'with a hera of cattle from
Madera to Nanaguipa, to Dublan and
has now returned to Madera. He did
not lose any of his cattle and was not
detained onthe road. The revolution
ists said the fight was not with for
eigners, but was with their own gov
ernment and with their own people and
if Americans were not caught taking '
sides they would be safe as far as these
people are concerned.
J. C. Peterson, of El Paso, has been
here buying goods for his mines,
which are located about 3o miles north
west of Madera, and he says there is no
revolutionary exditement there. He
saj-s several families have moved in
from Temosachic, presumably to escape
BRUTALITY STORY DEXIEII I
BY" MEXICA.V OFFICIAL.
Amabssador de la Barra Says Rebels
Try to Get Aid by Declaring
"Wounded Are Bayoneted.
Washington, D. C, Dec 19. Reports
from Chihuahua, Mexico, that Navarro,
the commander of the government
forces, had given orders that no pris
oners were to be taken, has aroused
the indignation of Senor de la Barra,
Mexican ambassador in this city.
"I cannot too emphatically deny the
accuslltions or these statements," he
said. "The sources from which they
could come should very properly cast
suspicion onv them. It is quite plain
that they are put out bj- the rebels in
a last desperate effort to excite sympa
thy on the part of the American peo
ple. "They have lost in battle, are unable
longer to conceal the falsity of their
statements as to fictitious victories
which they have been uttering and are
now driven to this last expedient, which
I am sure will not avail them when the
American people consider the source of
the alleged news."
The ambassador attempts to show
that the rebels put out the story of
brutality. The rebels had nothing to
do with it. The Associated Press cor
respondent, one of the best men in its
service, is responsible for the story, and
he printed the facts as he saw them, at
risk of official displeasure and personal
danger, as he knew.
Soldiers Making No Efforts
to Locate the Insurrectos
on the Border.
OVER TO TEXAS
Maria, Texas, Dee. 39. Sheriff Chas
tain and ranger Hughes returned last
night from Presidio. The captain .sajs
that nothing deflnrte could be learned
I as to the numbers killed in the fight
j above Ojlnaga, several days ago.
A telephone message from Shafter
this morning states that there was
fighting again last night opposite Ha-
clendlta from the Shafter mines. For
some time one could see the flash from
the guns. Several hundred dollars "were
raised yesterday at Shafter for the ref
ugees, camping at Presidio. Some are
In destitute clrcnmstnnccs.
Suffering Is Great.
Presidio, Texas .Dec. 19. "While there
has been no fighting along mir immedi
ate border and conditions are quiet, it
is an absolute fact that thlre are 200
well armed revolutionists 15 miles up
the Rio Grande and nine miles out, 100
near by and are expecting to be rein
forced by 250 moxe from down the river
at any time. Tne signal, a fire on the
Sierra Rico mountains, that they were
ready to start, was given several days
ago. So many families of Ojinaa fled
to this side until it is almost'impossible
to find a woman or a child in the whole
town. The houses in Presidio and sur
rounding settlements are taxed to over
flowing with men, women and children.
One man has given shelter to 25 and he
has only four rooms and a hall to his
house. ' This is a fair illustration of all
For tne Diaz government there is a
cavalry of 100 men and about the-samer
number of armed citizens in AJjinaga
Thesev are expected to be reinforced by
other soldiers and at now really begins
to, appear that a battle is Imminent.
"What the outcome will be no one can
While the government soldiers are
holding the town they seeem to be
making no effort to locate the Insurrec
tionists, not even sending out scouts. It
seejns that almost the entire cilzenship
of the town ds in. sympathy with tne in
surrectionists. As a precaution and to
minimize the chance of riots, all saloons
have been closed and the sale of all
There seems to be little cause for
alarm on the part of Americans here or I
on the other side of the river, as both
the Diaz soldiers an'd the insurrectos
seem to be courting t'ne good will of
the American people. The insurrection
ists especially are courteous"- and offer
to furnish every protection to any
Ameican coming in contact with them.
The officers of Ojinaga are preventing
all passing from this side to the other,
even United States offioials being com
peled to obtain passports.
CLOSE TO PA&RAL
ilany Believe the Insurrec
tionists There Will Soon
Parral, Mexico, Dec 19. There are
now over 500 soldiers ln the mountains
within 40 miles of Parral, and itis said
that a good sized army of insurrectos
is within 20 miles of the Mexican
People here saj that there is no
chance for the' insurrectos to escape,
that the soldiers are surrounding' them
from all sides. The insurrectos, who
are in" the mountains here are said to
De tne same wno were in the Parral
There are now only 100 soldiers left
Parral seems as busy as ever, and
business men here say that things are
getting better every day. Most ot the
people here do not expect any more
trouble In Parral, while others say that
they expect it.
Manuel Ayala, editor y director de
"La Nueva Era," whose plant was
wrecked by the insurrectos, i- now
moving his plant to the city of Chihua
hua, where he thinks ,he will be safe.
,Hls paper 4will be miblished as usual,
starting next week.
Consular agent James I. Long has
been investigating the photographing of
Edward Lawton, the American acciden
tally slain in the fighting in Parral,
and declares that the photographing of
Lawton along with the dead insurrectos
was a misunderstanding all around.
The official photographer was told to
take the pictures of the dead and,
through a misunderstanding, the body
of Lawton was taken from the coffin
and placed in addition with the rest
and the picture taken.
Mr. Long has been a resident of Par
ral for 25 years and, awhile there was
indignation at first because he had not
demanded reparation from the igovern
ment, most Americans now feel that he,
did all -he could. ,Mr. Long is a stock
holder and director in fhe Parral and
Durango railroad, with terminus here,
and is president of the Alvarado Mining
and Milling company. He has always
been identified with American move
ments of progress in this region.
NEGRO KILLS MEXICAN'.
Lufkin, Texas, Dec 19. San Antonio
Rodriguez, a Mexican, was shot and
killed late yesterday at "Vair, near here,
by an unknown negro, who afterwards
escaped. They had an altercation. Of
ficers are Hunting for the negro.
With Hard Work There Is a
Chance to Get a Regimen
tal Post Established Here.
FOR SAME THING-
Washington, D. C, Dec. 19. If El
Paso does not get busy there is a
chance that El Paso will not only not
get a regimental post at Fort Bliss, but
that Fort Bliss may be abandoned. This
is talked of seriously in the war de
partment. If the city gets busy, there
is just as much chance of El Paso
securing a brigade post.
It is announced? that the department
has in mind the construction of one
large post in the southwest, between
California and San Antonio, and Ari
zona is pulling hard for its location.
El Paso is considered by some mili
tary men as logically the location by
reason of the numerous railroads en
tering there, andits strategical posi
tion In general. But Arizona is making
a hard fight and politics sometimes
play a large part in the selection of a
military location, regardless of the
value of the place.
Douglas and Bisbee. Ariz., are pulling
together for a post on the border near
there, and Tucson is also pulling for
one at that place. Herein lies the
weakness off Arizona. With two places j
fighting for the post. El Paso has a
ciictnce io come in ami win. -cusiiinta tcr
-general-Frank H. Hitchcock is credited
with using his powerful political influ
ence for Arizona, however.
There is no disposition to further en
large Fort Bliss until this whole mat
ter is settled. The war department of
ficials do not feel like spending more
money on Fort Bliss with the prospects
of the big post being located in Ari
zona, for in the event of such action,
Fort Bliss would undoubtedly be aban
doned, or at most, would not be en
larged. Fort Bliss once selected as
the logical fort for the southwest, it
would eventually not only become a
regimental post, but a brigade post,
it is the, policy of the department to
create brigade p'bsts, where the troops
may have the advantage of brigade andJ
regimental maneuvers, and abandon all
Lhe small posts. ,
A brigade post. has been established
at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, and
another is located" in California. One
will be located between these points,
and El Paso can have it if El Pasoans
get to work. El Pasoans will have to
get their state delegation united in the
fight and then do considerable individ
An instance of what part politics
plays in these matters comes from Cin-j
cinnatL War department officials havej
t- . mu "1UC1C" c"c 1audUUU1"UBUl "
Fort Thomas, Kentucky, across the
river from Cincinnati, because it was
considered useless, but the business
men of Cincinnati arid Ohio in gen
eral, through politcal channels, have
made a strong protest and it now looks
as if the order of abandonment would
be revoked. The war department- has
gone on record as saying the post was
not needed, but politicians have about
succeeded in preventing its abandon
ment. Politicians may also force the
abandonment of Fort Bliss, or at least!
prevent its enlargement, notwithstand
ing its great Importance, and it is con
sidered here that it is high time for El
Pasoans to get to work.
Will Ask Bids From Ameri
cans for Boats for the
Lisbon, Portugal. Dec. 19. It is ex
pected that the constituent assembly
will be convened in April. The pres
ent call is for the creation of a single
chamber of the legislative body of 200
members, which will elect a president
of the republic for a five years' term.
Ameripan constructors are to be in
vited to bid o"n ships for the new Por
tuguese navy, which will include three
19.000 ton -battleships, three cruisers,
12 destroyers and six submarines.
JUDGE FORCED TO PAY ,
RA.VS03I TO IXSURRECTOS.
Mexico City, Mex., Dec. 19. A story
reprinted here from El Standarte, a
daily of San Luis Potosi, which ap
peared in its edition of December Jo,
tells of the capture by insurrectos in
the Chihuahua district, of judge Ernes
to Garcia Leal, of Cusihuirachic. and of
his subsequent release on the payment
of $1000 ransom. The money was con
veyed by Luis Zoule, a priest, to a point
near San Andres.
XEGRO'S A'ICTIM M VY RECOVER.
Marshall. Texas, Dec 19. Joel S.
Barnes, cashier of the Waterman Lum
ber company, who was shot by the ne
gro, Dan Wilson, at the mill. 12 miles
south of here, Saturday, is reported
improved today and may recover. Sher
iff Sanders hurried Wilson to Rusk
shortly before a -crowd of men from the
Waterman mill arrived and probably
avoided a lynch"
Kerr York, Dec. 10. Thirteen persons lost their lives, 50 vrere seriously
Injnred, others less seriously hurt nnd thousands of persons were badly
shaken up In the explosion of a lighting sas tank and dynamite la the
new sbc story povrer station of the Xew York Central under coarse of con
struction here this morning.
A little girl was about to enter a candy store oh 51st street when the ex
plosion occurred. She was picked up bodily and hurled through the plate
glass door of the store and dropped In front of the -candy counter. There
was not a scratch on her.
In the Bible teachers' training school on Lexington avenue, directly oppo-
site the power house, 125 men. and women who were oh their way to break
fast were hurled to the floor. Many were Injured and some of them were
taken to the hospitals. All windows were blown in and the ceilings fell. ,
The damage by the explosion probably will reack half a million dollars.
f The explosion shattered; hundreds of windows In the big hotels and.
apartment houses In the neighborhood of the railroad terminal.
The dynamite blast wicked up a north hound trolley car, lifted) it la the
air and sent it crashinc down upon an antot which was passing on the oth
er side of the street. Four of the passengers were killed and every other
person in the car injured.
The substation where the explosion occurred is located at 15th street
and Lexington avenue. The explosion partly wrecked the fire engine house
nearby and prevented the firemen getting- the appartus into the street.
Monslgnors LaPette and Hayes and fathers O'Connor, McQuade, Slnnott
and Byrnes of St. Patrick'. cathedral, hurried to the scene and administered
the last rites of the church to the more seriously injured.
At the postofflce substation at 40th street and" Madison -avenue, the ex
plosion slightly injured several clerks and threw the mail in all direc
tions. In the Xew York nursery and children's hospital, the ceilings were part
ly shaken down and the windows broken, but fortunately more of the 300 ck
dren few were badly hurt. y
The power house took fire after the explosion and the Interior was bura
Just what caused the explosion probably will never be known. There are
said to have been many workmen in the building at the time and. few
of these have been accounted.-for.
The uollee are of the opinion that the explosion occurred la some teas
tanks which, communicated, it Is reported to dynamite which one of the of
ficials of the Xew York Central said he understood was stored, near the povr
Fire chief Crokcr says he "believes the first explosioR was that of
lighting gas and the second explosion was of 100 pounds of dynamite whick
lay within 50 feet of the gas tank.
"Who Was It Who Caused the
War Scare? All Say
"It Wasn't I."
Chicago, 111., Dec 19.-A special from
! Washington to the Tribune says:
"Somebody's blunder was the cause of
the 'war scare' which has set official
circles topsy turvy for the last few
- davs. The President was entirelv ir-
norant -ot tne contents ot tne report
sent to congress by secretary of war
i Dickinson and afterward suppressed
"Secretary Dickinson understood that
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the president hau seen and approved
the report. The report was prepared
by major general Leonard Wood dur
ing the absence of the secretary on his
trip around the world. General Wood
t- , th Hnmont a c,hm!t.
ted to the president and supposed this
had been done but the report never
reached the president's desk.
Secretary Dickinson returned, rjad
the report, and gave it his sanction in
the belief that its contents were known
to the president."
LOEIMER REPORT IS
Senator Frazier Says He
Dissented and Believes
v There Was Cor
ruption. Chatanooga,, Tenn., Dec 19. United
States senator Frazier, of Tennessee,
stated today that the Washington dis
patches that the senate sub-committee
report was unanimous in the Lorimer
bribery investigation were incorrect.
Senator Frazier says he filed with the
full committee a statement disagreeing
with the other members of the isub
cjommittee who found the bribery
charges not proved.
Senator Frazier stated in his report
that in his judgment the evidence es
tablished the fact rhat four members
of the Illinois legislature who voted
for Lorimer were- bribed to do so and
that they were bribed by three other
members of the legislature, who had
voted for Lorimer and that his conclu
sion was that seven of the -votes cast
for Lorimer were corrupted.
PAYS $5Q0tf RANSOM
New Orleans, La., Dec. IS. Advices
received here today from Havana say
that A. Dalber-to Heras. of Ciego de Mexican railway men had "cold feet"
Avila, the rich merchant who was kid- -when it icame to moving a troop train,
ziaped by Inocent Solis, a notorious ban- eight El Paso engineers stormed the po
dlt, who had kidnaped five prominent lice station in Cludad Juarez, and asked
Cubans in the last few months, has!
been released by the bandit. Soils
demanded 5000 for Heras. The money
Solis still holds Crescino Perez, wnvo
so far has refused to give 6000 for hla
ROY LOSES EYE AT WACO
IN PRE-nOLIDAY CELEBRATION.
Waco, Texas. Dec. 19. The first seri
ous accident of the pre-holiday season
occurred hero today, when Arthur Jen
kins suffered the loss of his left eye
from fire from a Roman candle. With
several other boys he was shooting off
NEW FEED FOR
jEmnier, Grown a Long Time
in Texas, Just Discovered
Denver, Col., Dec 19. According to
professor B. C. Buffum, formerly of
the Colorado Agricultural college and
now in charge of the Worland experi
mental farm in the Big Horn basin,
Wyoming, a new cattle feeding grain
has been developed at the" Wyoming
farm after four years' experimenting.
The grain, which is a cross between
Russian spelt and American wheat, is
called emmer. It is said to be drouth
caiiea emmer. xt is saia to D
; resIstfaSf adapted to irrigated
j on ,, nnMo nf lr.i
soil and capable of giving a yield from
9Q to 100 bushels to the acre. '
Emmer is not a new feed to Texas.
Farmers have been growing it in tha
Panhandle for several years and' at the
last meeting of the Texas Dry Farming
congress in Eagle Pass in August last.
Prof. F. W. Malley, state entomologist,
and several xother experts, told of its
wonderful drouth resisting qualities
and recommended it to Dry Farmers
of Texas. The Herald printed this ln-
j formation at the time. Editor:
CUT IN PRICE
Washington, D. C, Dec. 19. The ten
tative approval of the interstate com
merce commission has been given to a
reduction in charges for upper berths
of Pullman cars, the reduction being 20
percent from the price of lower berths.
The new charges become effective
throughout $he United States on or be
fore January 20, 1911. Rates for long
distance on lower .berths also are re
duced, based on a charge of 2 for a 13
WILL SUBMIT TWO V '
Washington, D. C, Dec IS. Majority
and minority reDort to the speci.il
Ballinger-Pinchot investigating com
mittee will be reported out of the house
committee on agriculture to which It
was referred without comment. This
will put the matter before the house
in the shape the minority members wlsi
and the motion to adopt the majority
report will be followed by a motion to
substitute the mlno--ity report. Con
siderable speech making is probable be
fore the controversy is out of the way.
Eli PASO MEX PUIiI TRAIN'S
FOR MEXICAN TROOPS.
Seeing in.. Saturday's Herald that
to be "led to it." Of the eight all
but one of whom heard of the demand
through The Herald two were sent
down on Saturday night's National
Railway train, and from Associated
Press dispatches, took out the train
of soldiers into the country in arms.
They were Adon Smith, jr.. and Toy
Pettj, both former employes of El Paso
roads. It is said that the two men are
to receive $1000 each for the trip.
POPULATION OF MARSHALL.
Washington, D. C, Dec 19. The
population of Marshall, Texas, is 11.4o2,
compared with 7S55 in 1900 and 7207 la