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El Paso's Eapid Growth
Official TJnitea States Census
Population 1910 39,279
Population 1900 15,906
Population 1890 10,338
EI Paso, Texas,
December 22, 1910 -12 Pages
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A MISSING MAN
Chihuahua, Mexico, Dec. 22. A train of 19 cars arrived In Chihuahua Wed
nesday night from the south, loaded to the steps with soldiers and their
equipment including cannon. These forces nill be rushed to the front as fast
as possible in a desperate efforts to relieve the men who are making what Is
thought to be a last stand of the Navarro troops.
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' Went Out as interpreter,
Is "Unaccounted For.
(By Associated Press).
Chihuahua, Mexico, Dec 22. Hu
mors of the last three days that Gen.
Navarro has been surrounded by the in
Eurrectos were confirmed yesterday aft
ernoon by an' Amerfcainvio left Peder
nales, ' the scene of operations on I-lon-day
afternoon. Accord tij: 1 1 this- ob
server, 'Navarro personally is unin
jured, and remain-) at the head of a
detachment of his troops numbering
250 at the village f Pedernale.3- He
described their position there as so
precarious, however, that scarcely a
soldier could pok his head from the
protection of the houses without be
ing fired 'upon.
No Chihuahua American cares to
have hi- name usel In connection Tith
war news,- because the- success of his
business idepends upon governmertal
good will. The Americaa who brings
the above news is ' m (tha same boat
end he talked only uudtT podges of
Navarro's Loss Heavy.
He stated that while ho saw only
258 .of- Navarro's force" at Pedernales,
he believea, that' the remainder of the I
outfit, numoencs- m u's uwemii' j
of 50 persons, were posted in otner
positions. He receive I the :mpreaen,
however, that the -d a.s had sus
tained heavy 'osse.', and he was cer
tain that they were surrounded.
He declared that the mountains iur
roilndipg Pedjernalss., varying n dis
tance from five to J5 miles, swarm
with revolutionists. He added that so
complete Is the investment that Navar
ro Is hard pressed to feed Ms men.
Dead Left Unburied.
The man who brought this report
aid that he saw many dead near the
village of Pedernales, on- that the
zone in which they lay was fire swept
and Navarro did not dare- to attempt
burials. He returned to this city
through Mai Paso, where the troop
train was shot ip. and cor.r.te,d 15
dead. He declared that a detachment
of Insurrectos still iccipuvl the 1 ass.
At Pedernales. he inquired after Ger
ald Brandon, correspondent of a
Mexican panel-, with the troops. Some
answered that "Brandon had been
wounded for the second time and had
started for LaJnnta through the in
Burrecto lines, while others simply re
ported him missing. Brandon has ex
posed himself freely in "the quest of
news, and a report of his death or in
jury would surprise no one His horse
was shot under him uear hers three
weeks ago, and he was wounded twice
in the recent battle of Cerro Prieto,
(neither wound, however being serious.
The bearer of the news givn is the
only person whohas returned from the
front proper in the last week. He in
quired also for P. A. Sommerfeid,
who went to the front 10 days ago as
Interpreter for a newspaper man, and
remained hehlnd to cover detail-; when
the latter returned to Chihuahua, hut
could learn nothing concerning him.
Gen. Hernandez talking to a news
paper man today, stated that Gen.
Navarro had been ordered to remain
at Pedernales pending the arrival of
reinforcements. As is ivell known now,
the first of these started by train
from Tipro last Satiirflav. and v.'prp shot
Insurrectos Capture Place,
But Are Routed by Fed
erals, Report Says.
Meet in El Paso to Send Re
port on the Mexican
A conference of the government of
ficials stationed in El Paso was 'neld in
the office of A, D. Sharpe, collector of
customs, Thursday morning to con
sider the Mexican revolutionary situa
tion in regard to the maintenance Qf
neutrality along the Mexican border in
xne conterence was attended by col
A. C. Sharpe, commander o Fort Bliss;
Thomas D. ' Edwards, American consul
in Juarez Mexico; customs collector A,
L. Sharpe, and Herbert Cole, of the de
partment of justice.
The revolutionary movement was
considered in detail by the government
"While there have been no, violations of
the neutrality laws on the international
border here, tae conference was held
in order to acquaint the government at
"Washington with the true situation.
THE MALLEN CLAIM
Many Wounded Left on the
Battlefield on the Texas
Border South of Marfa. '
200 REBELS AND
200 TROOPS MEET
CBy Asociated Press.)
Mexico City, Dec. 22. A special from
Puebla says .100 armed men attacked
San Andres Contla in Puebla Tuesday,
night. They were said to have lound
no difficulty in taking possession, but
'were soon Touted by state forces.
The attackers were more intent upon
robbery than making a revolutionary
demonstration, according to the dis
patch. The state forces reached the
town at 6 oclock last evening and re
captured It after half an hour of fight
ing. Fifteen of the attacking party
were taken prisoners. No details as to
dead and wounded were given.
Marfa, Texas, Dec. 22. A telephone
message from Shatter Just received
says a fight occurred at 3Iuiato, a town
just across the Texas line, and that j
KPven soldiers were left dead on the i OIL PRODUCERS TO MEET
Governor Sends Capt. Rog
ers to Jtieport on Jb or--:
cnier Consul's Case.
Captain Rogers of the state rangers
Is in El' Paso in the interest of the
state department, as the special repre
sentative of governor Tom Campbell to
investigate the Franco-Mallen affair.
He was sent here because county at
torney TV. "W. Bridgers wrote the state
department that, he had neither the rime
nor money necessary to make the in
. Francisco Mallen, .one time Mexican
consul In El Paso, wants the United
States government to pay him S100.000
because he alleges 'that" whUe consul
1907 he was , assaulted . by Juan
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COAST OF MEXICAN REPUBLIC
Cananea, Mex., Dec 22. The Herald
fT-fm a trfn nlnne tT. -o.i rnoc- -o-rtA tn 1 in
Guaymas and Hermosillo. There has franco, at that time a deputy consta-
not been the slightest trouble .in that J . ' . x t ,
nnrHnn of AriAn wh,h nnn h i-n or,-1 The affair occurred at the Santa Fe
way connected with the fighting in street bridge when Franco, It is claim
Chihrihin I ed, attempted to take a pistol fron
Mazatlan is quiet, the jonly war talk
heard being that between, foreigners.
Culiacan is tranquil and -the same can
be said of Guaymas, Hermosillo, Cana
nea, and all other cities in northwest-.
field and a number wonnded.
Collector of customs R. "V. Dowe and
deputy United States marshal TVarren
had left Presidio on their way to Shat
ter when they heard of the battle and
returned to the river.
AT REQUEST OF BALLINGER,
Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 22. The directors
of the Oklahoma Oil -and Gas TPro
ducers" association will meet h'erp ' to
morrow ""atthe-request of. secretary of
interior Ballinsrer to annolnt ,1 oom-
mlttefi to 'sro tn "WasTHmrfrfn -n-Vioro ho I
will confer with the authorities rela
Mallen and in the scuffle bruised him
considerably, .Mallen refusing to sur
render the weapon.
Previous to this the two. had quar
S & CO.PACKERY BURNS
House Falls On Them and They Are Crushed to
Death" -40 Are Injured At Same Time and
Stockyards ThreatenedNearly 20
Men Meet Death In the Ter
rible Fire In Philadelphia.
Yesterday a man representing a Span- tive to releasing 1.000,000 acres In the
usage nation, 'ine association will also
ask the Oklahoma legislature for laws
PASSENGER CONFIRM THE
REPORTED TROUBLE IX PUEBLA.
There has been trouble south of Mex
ico City according to H. Q. Tennant,
who passed through this city Thursday
on his way to his home in Ohio. Mr.
Tennant says he received a letter from
a friend in the state of Guerrero telling
of fighting there, and of plenty of
blood and excitement. The traveler is
retuxninir from the City of Mexico. He
says that Utile faith is placed in the !
Mexican press, and that while the peo
ple do not know exactly what is oc
curring in the north, they guess at-it j
oy tne troop muvemenia. j.euuuL uc
clares that all the papers are closely
watched by the Mexican officials, and
hat he himself' has' seen .the , official
censor, going over the crallev proofs In
the office of an American newspaper In
ish paper, El Ricardor, printed in San
Antonio, left Marfa for the river. He
thinks the insurrectos will win.
Sheriff Chastain has returned to Pre
sidio. The battle of Mnlato was between 200
federals and about 200 insurrectos and
has been officially coriTlrmed.
j to benefit "the producers.
AT LAS CUEVAS
Are Brought to Parral for
Trial All -Reported
Parral, Chlh., Dec 22. Eight priso
ners were captured in the town of
Las Cuevas who are supposed to
have taken part In the battle at that
place on the 23d of last month when
the insurgents captured the jofatura,
locked the jefe in the jail as well as
his assistants, and held a dance all
afternoon and evening. -All the promi
nent people of the town were invited
and were compelled to dance with them.
They held high revel during the stajr
l-of three days and stole all the official
documents besides confiscating arms,
money and horses, giving in return re
ceiDts In the name of the new govern-
contained in an interview' with a man ment to be. The insurgents were sup-
giving his name as C. "W. "Walker, which j posed to be under the command of Guil
appeared in the Temple (Texas) Tele- lermo Baca and Pedro T. Gomez, two
graph during the later part of Novem- 1 former prominent business men of this
MADE AT TORREON
Interview Given Out by an
American Causes Official
Probe by United
Torreon, Mex., Dec 22. Statements
ber, are the subject of an Investigation
which is being made by the American
state department. Mayor Haraill of
Temple, acting upon the information
contained in the interview, addressed
a letter to congressman Henry of Texas,
who, in turn, laid -the matter before the
state "department at "Washington
"Walker is not known here and his
interview is filled with misstatements.
In It he says the prisons in Torreon
when he left were illed with Amori
cans, 'arrested on trivial charges and
that the American consuls were paying
no attention to their appeals, that the
insurrectos held Torreon and that he
was arrested and put in jail on a
charge of carrying arms, but was re
leased when he exhibited papers show
ing that he was entitled to British pro
tection, that many Americans have been
killed and their bodies thrown into
places where they would not be found
and that he assisted in the Lurial of
10 men thus killed.
The interview which furnished a
basis for investigation on the part of
the American government is a tissue of
FAMILY NARROWLY ESCAPES
FROM BURNING RESIDENCE
Elgin, Texas, Dec. 22. Fire last night
destroyed thel-esldence of Gus -Sewell.
the familj' narrowly escaping. The loss
is ?2000. The origin of the blaze is unknown.
LIVE WIRE SHOCKS TWO.
Fort Worth, Texas. Dec. 22. Joe
Spencer, a'negro, ran into a liye wire
this morning and received serious in
jury. Dr.- Kent Kibble, who was sum
moned to his aid, ran into the wire and
was badly shocked: --
Philadelphia, Pa., Dec' 22. After hh
all night search of the ruins of the
leather factory of D. Friedlander, de-
reled.' Franco testified in his crial on, strQyed by fire last night, It is thought
an assault . charge that Mallen hal . number of firemen and policemen
promised to push the prosecution of a I , ,,
''Mexican in -Mexico who had killed his! billed by falling walls is lesa
cousin, but later wanted Franco to ' than twenty.
Implicate Lauro Aguirre and others in a j Fourteen known dead, IS flreanen
revolutionary" movement, -and when! . i,Qt, m
-Franco said he refused w. manufacture one policeman, and more than 50
evidence .for the purpose, Mallen had injured, several of whom may die, Is
the slayer of Franco's cousin' .released. , the recora known-of the fire.
' S'hr?.yKaft? tle affair.alleii V'aS. The police re making a rigid teves
recalled by his goverimvit :t:id re-1
signed as consul. ' Franco lost his job j tlgntion of the cause of the fire. Re
as constable' but laer became a deputy ports that the place may have been
sheriff and jailer. purposely set on fire by an enemy of
CHRISTMAS PARDONS TO Friedlander, ' who says men have been
BE GrVEN 100 CONVICTS seen loitering about the factory for
Austin, Tex., Dec. 22. ft was an
nounced today that 100 Christmas par
dons will be issued to convicts In
state prisons. Forty pardons so far
have been given and the board of par
dons has recommended 100 additional.
WILL URGE PRISON REFORM.
San.. Antonio, Tex., Dec. 22. State
senator "Weinheart, here from Seguin,
today announced that he will Introduce
a bill in the next legislature providing
for prison .reform. The bill will favor
lrrdelSrmIhate" terms and -parole.
Austrian Baroness Takes a
Shot At Washington Dullness
to pieces and turned baMc at Mai Paso t falsehoods from beginning to end. Tor- projected developments in this section.
on Sunday. The uninjured of this de
tachment, numbering probably 300
returned to Bustillos. They are still
there. Today 160 additional men took
train for San Antonio, to which point
reon has never been attacked, has nev
er been in the hands of the insurrectos
and its jails are not overflowing with
Americans who have been arrested. In
vestigation on the part of consular
the government controls the line, to j agent Carothers and others iniercsted
join them, and another 160 started to
march the distance.
Gen. Hernandez said he had received
a rumor that Pasquale Orosco. field
chief of the revolutionists, was killed
at Mai Paso, hut he admitted that this
was only a rumor for which confirma
tion wag greatly desired.
in the matter show that no one by the
name of C. W. "Walker is known hera
either to mining men, merchants, as
saj'ers or anybody else. During GO
days previous to the publication of the
interview only one arrest of an Ameri
can had occurred here and that was
oi a naDiiue wno. as usual, was relcas- 1. , . , . . .7, V...
tx a ia0r h0in.r w ; ., ,.- tfae revolutionists and his army liter
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The prisoners will be eiven a trial in
this city during the next few days. The
insurgents in their haste left-a roster
of the names of the men in their I
troop and the names of the prisoners j
brought in yesterday appear-"on the J
roster. The taking of these prisoners I
discounts the talk going the"rounds that j
orders were g-iven not to- take any pris
oners but to shoot them.
The government has over 700 troops
throughout this territory, divided as
follows: Four hundred In the moun
tains, 200' at Parral, 50 at Santa Bar
bara, 30 at Zaragoza, 50 at Ballega and
have 20 at Las Cuevas.
Jefe politico Rodolfo Valles, of this
city, in a statement today says the in
surrection Is over in this section, the
opposing party is scattered to the
winds and the soldiers hi the moun
tains are pursuing the remnants as fast
as possible. Travel Is safe, he says.
Miners are coming into this city to
make their Christmas purchases Busi
ness is going on as before the troubles
and war talk are giving way to the
HORSE MEAT FOR
No Supplies for Soldiers:
General Said to Be Slated
TKUOPS CO'MIMG-IN Sunday.
TiTiAir "n"7'Ti--k rvrtrrrr The consular agent has made a full
X JXyJJJL llUh.KjJ Oi X i report of the matter to consul Freeman,
There are heavy troop movements j who. in turn will submit it to the state
from Mexico City toward the city of I department at "Washington.
Chihuahua. Passengers arriving Thurs-
day morning in El Paso tell of passing : TWO BRITISH OFFICERS ARE
many troop trains on the way. - One . CONVICTED AS GERMAN SPIES
man says he counted three cars, he Leipsig. Germany. Dec. 22. Cant
thinks, loaded with mountain artillery Bernhard Frederick Tresch. of the Brit
and in all 38 cars are on the way, 19 I ish Royal Marine infantry, and L.ieut. j
oi mem xoaaea witn lmantry, ana tne Vivian H. Brandon, of the Royal navy,
remainder with cavalrymen, and horses were today found guilty of espionage on
and artillery apparatus. The stories i German fortifications at Borkum and
conflict hut there must be truth in the sentenced each to four years' am
basis of the reports.
For Hanging. s
Trapped between two wings of the in
surrecto army, without food or sup
plies, cut off from reinforcements by
prlsonment In a fortress
REBELS ORGANIZE IN
Bishee, Arise, Dec. 22. According to current reports, a large body of Mex
icans, well armed. Is" being organized in the Huachuca mountains -to. tirosn the
frontier and Join the iusurrectov-
ally shot to pieces by the fire of the
opposing forces, Gen. Navarro, the vet
eran commander of the Mexican federal
troops in the field west of Chihuahua,
is said to be In desperate straits at
Pedernales. Unable to get supplies
through from Chihuahua, and, with no
base of supplies at hand, the Mexican
general and his depleted command are
reported to be subsisting on horse
meat, procured by killing their mounts
and the horses of the supply wagons.
These reports are brought from the
front by Americans who are arriving in
Chihuahua and are hurrying to El-Paso.
To surrender means death for the
commander of the remnants of the
federal troops, it is said. His orders to
shoot and bayonet the insurrecto pris
oners after the battle of Cerro "Prieto,
have gained for him the death sentence
as soon as he is captured. Hanging
has been decreed for the general and
his death will be the first if the federal
troops surrender, the insurrectos say.
They have sent this message to Gen.
Navarro and, knowing this, he is fight
ing to his last man in Pedernales,
where his crippled and' half starved
arm' is entrenched behind adobe walls
and In the adobe houses ". !
Chief Baxter of the fire department,
who had a narrow escape from death,
said -thig morning that from 11 to 14
firemen lost their lives. Twelve bodies
have been- taken from the ruins. The
work of digging for the bodies is very
slow, ss the extreme cold, which pre
vaifed froze the water flooded debris
f into almost a solid mass. Some oodles
taken from- the ruins are so badly
burned that the limbs dropped from
The number of firemen and police
men; Injured totals nearly 50, several
of whom will die.
ONE MAN SAVED.
The men worked frantically thla
morning trying to rescue William Gla
zlcr, a member of an engine company,
lying face downward, with, tons of
brick less than a foot above his head
and with his legs pinioned to the pave
ment, Glazier held freHent conversa
tions with the firemen and policemen
trying t release him.
The Friedlander building was a five
story structure. The fire had been con- i
fined within the walls when the dis
aster occurred. A group cf firemen
Chicago, HI., Dec. 22. Fir mantel
James Horan and at least 2S flxemea
were killed and more than 50 ethers In
jured today In a fire at aa early hear
which caused a loss of a million' and a
half of dollars, aai at 6 oeleclc threat
ened the whole stock yards district
A wall fell, crashing' as overhang
ing wooden canopy or the beef houase
of Morris & Ce where the fire start
ed. Beneath tc caaoy were tw
companies of firemen, and the chief.
They were crashed to death. The
debris made s ftrrasce into which the
firemen were usable to dig for several
TWO OFFICERS KILLED.
Assistant chief WilMam Burreaghs
and lieutenant FirzgeraJrt were with,
the marshal under the canopy, receiv
ing orders for directing 4he fight
against the flames in ether charters
and they -went te death witk. their
Other firemen, witnesses ef the dis
aster, for a "brief time deserted ether'
parts of the blazing stractnres and
scnght with, hare hands te drag apart
the glowing- debris' te bring ent the
bodies ot their chief and his compan
ions. Finding this s. vain effert, they re
turned to daty and redoubled their ef
forts t 3?rcvct the spread ef flames.
The blaxe started hy the barsting of
an ammonia pipe sad oj- the time mar-
' shal Horan arrived, the firemen had
abandoned their efforts to save the
beef house and were endeavoring to
head off the fire towards other haild-
l ings, which were already en fire.
FIREMEN JUMP AND ESCAPE.
An awning which later became the
destroyer of a score ef lives, seemed te
were inside playing water on the ruins, offer shelter from the flames and an
when suddenly the well fell inward. ! der this the crews fled for shelter, led
burying all of them and carrying
down half a dozen men on the ladder.
The firemen and policemen sprang to
the rescue of their comrades and were
caught by the north wall, which came
by Horan, Burroughs and Fitzgerald.
On the top ef the canopy another
group of firemen played streams of
water into the heart ef the fire. Sad
denly lieutenant Joseph Mackey, lead
er of the band above, felt the wall go-
Some of the injured were able to ex- ' ing and, shouting a warning, he Jamp-
tricate themselves, others, were pulled ed with his men and escaped death,
out by the leg and a number of others i But those below had their lives crash
could be seen but could not be reached. ed out.
M1RACIJI.OITS ESCAPE. Meanwhile the firemen were stead-
Glazier's escape from death was mi- Hy being driven back, as building after
raculous. His head could be een from j building caught fire.
under the mangled body of fireman - Hampered by lack: of water, ass4st
Charles Edelmon. When the impris- i ant marshal Seyferllch, realizing the
oned man was found, he called out: futility ot trying to save the' property
then blazing drew his mea hack, aad
at 10:30' acknowledged that the whole
stock, yards district was ia danger.
BURNING AT NOON.
At 11:30 the fire was still barn lag
The explosion occurred on the top
J floor of warehouse No. 8 and the reef
was blown into the air. Half a dozen
companies of firemen who had station-
Tm feeling pretty good. Ml hold out
as loner as I can."
Father Englcrt, of St.. Peter's Cath
olic church, was 'sent for and he crept
as close to Glazier as he could and ad
ministered spiritual comfort. In an ef
fort to save Glazier from the possible
fall of debris, two jacks were pnt In
place and across these the firemen at
tempted to lay a board. Before the
board could be adsted more, bricks ed themselves in the further end ef the
and mortar fell on the helples.s man rno, ., a1 .M.
body of assistant chief Bur
roughs was recovered, at noon.
Seven bodies had been recovered at
. ruui. h
and his face was contorted with pain, j T,e
"I can't )ho!d out much longer," he LOMK,
"Cheer up," shouted one of the phy
sicians. "We're getting to you."
"All right, I'll grin and bar I"
Glazier said. He was -rtmpneA i-t.fi !
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after being pinned In the debris IS
hours. At the hospital it was said he
could not live, as both legs were
broken and he wcR injured internally.
The financial loss is placed at a mil
The buildings destroyed include two
warehouses full of dressed meat, hemp,
etc, a tallow house and other structures.-
Baroness Hengelmuoller.wife of the dean of the Washington diplomatic
corps who was raised recently by the Austrian emperor to the highest posi
tion in the royal court that of Royal Lady of the Palace. The baroness re
cently arrived in New York to do some Christmas shopping and during her
stay startled her friends by her comparison of Washington arid New York. '
"Washington life is dull and' stupid. - jSociety there is provincial. New
York is so different. There is so much to do beside sending and receiving
carus auu caners ,and drinking tea and
formal and ' uninteresting social" events."
roing through -the dreary round of
FLIES OVER THE .
Dover, Eng., Dec. 22. Cecil Grace, competing for the DeForrest prlz-,
flew across the English channel from Dover la a thick: fog this morning and
passed "over Calais, France, at 10:45.
Baron DeForrest has offered a prize of $20,CC0 for the longest flight, In
cluding crossing tht, English channel, made la 1910 by an Englishman in aa
English built machine.
FLIES TO BELGIUM.
Calais, France, Dec. 22. Grace flew as far as the Belgiaa froa'tier, where,
meeting adverse winds, he turned back without descending and descended on
the avlatu- grounds west of Calais. H e started on his return trip te Dovz