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El Paso, Texas,
December 23, 1910-16 Pages
El Paso's Eapid Growth
Official United States Census
Population 1910 39,279
Population 1900 15,906
Population 1890. 10,338
ndHKSi Kaii v Mw - ymiM Bf- """" " ' !
Holds Up Passengers in Observation Oar and Escapes,
in the Darkness in the Local Yards Before Train
Leaves the 'City Conductor Unaware That
Train Is Visited Until It Is All Over.
(By X. M. "Walker. Herald Staff Man).
Sanderson, Texas, Dec. 23. The Sun
set Limited, east bound, was held up
as it was leaving the Stanton street
station Thursday night.
Single handed and without a ma.
a bandit held up the passengers in the
ODServauon car, mi xji x vxw.o
one getting $110 and a round trip
ticket to San Antonio from R- S. B. "Wash-
ington, of El Paso; 20 in money, a let-
ter of credit for $250, and a ticket to
Houston from T. F. Homacher, of the
Two Republics Life 'Xnsunance com
Dr. "William Keiller, of Galveston,
was held up, but refused to come across
and was unmolested.
Percy McGhee, jr., boarded the train
at the Stanton -street station and fol
lowed the holdup artist tnrough the
car. "When he realized his position he
beat it back to the Pullman.
Brakeman F. "W. King, on the rear of
the observation car, was -covered by
the man behind the" guns and made to
6top the train opposite the G. H.
roundhouse, where the man escaped
into the darkness. He was described
by passengers as of medium height,
smooth faced, about 23, tanned, with
dark eyes; height about five feet 10
inches, and wore a slouch hat, brown
overcoat and overalls over another suit.
He boarded the train at the union
station and started operations before
the train left Stanton street staion.
"Washington and Hamocher were in
the smoker compartment when covered
"hy two guns. The robber took their
purees with their money and tickets.
Dr Keiller laughed at ..he Duy rob
ber and told rnim to shoot, as his life
was Insured. He passed the doctor up.
Porter "William Thompson was made
to go in advance and hold his cap for
the reception of the cash.
Brakeman King said he had no
money and needed his watch. Swear
ing at him ths train robber forced lilm
at the point of a gun to pull the cord to
stop the train. The excitement on the
train was thick enough to slice. "Women
crawled into berths and bid their
jnonev in their baggage and bedding.
Conductor G. "W. Seamandson the tram
knew nothing of it until after the train
THE STORY AS REPORTED
TO RAILROAD OFFICIALS
& H- train Xo. 10, bound lor San jAri
toni'o. was held np near Kansas street
jsfcortly after 8 oclock Thursday night
by a robber who used two pistols and
forced two passengers, R- S. B. "Wash
ington, and D. F. Homacher, to give
up cash. "
Then he "held up the negro porter, J.
Rogers and forced him to march in
front of him through the observation
padlock: bill is
passed in spain
Prohibits for Three Years
Creation of Religious i
Orders in Country-
Madrid, Spain, Dec. 23. After a
ntormv allnight session the chamber
of deputies today passed the govern-j
1 - "nadinek bill" by a vote of 108 ,
to 20. '
This is a notable victory for premier
Canalejas, obtained after a bitter fight, j
Involving not only the opposition in
- Spain, but that of the Vatican. The
bill prohibits for two years the cre
ation of further religious establish
ments in the country, this pending a
Tevision of ithe concordat with Vat
ican. The senate passed the measure
Canalejas insisted upon a program
of religious liberty and maintained
that the matter covered by the. pad
lock bill" was not properly subject to
diplomatic exchange between Madrid
and Rome. In this attitude he appar
ently had the support of king Alfonso.
m,, hittpmess is engendered, and
Canalejas, himself an avowed Catholic, I
bore the brunt of tne ciencai w'
The final fight was waged until the
deputies were exhausted. Finally pre
mier Canalejas Intervened and in a
strong speech disclaimed any hostility
on the part of the government towards
the religious orders. He insisted nev
ertheless, on the necessity of passing
the bill in order that the government
might resume complete negotiations
with Rome. A final vote was then
INCLUDE 1500 MEN
Probe of Election in Ohi!a
Town Results in Whole
"West Union. O., Dec 23. One nun
dyed and seventy-two additional- In
dictments were returned by the grand
jury today which is investigating the
traffic in votes in the November elec-
tion. This brings the total indictments
to 533, and it is predicted that 1500
oie men of Adams county will be
' named in indictments before the grand
jury Is dissqlved.
Seventy-five have thus far pleaded
guilty and Jiave been fined $25 and
costs each. They are disfranchised for
five years and given suspended sen
tences of six months in the workhouse.
NEW ORLEANS HAS -A
$250,000 FIRE LOSS
New Orleans, La., Djec. 23. In a fire
this morning three large business
houses were destroyed and the Shu
bert theater was slightly damaged.
The lossvis $250,000. The firms burned
were the Union Furniture company, F.
F. Hansell & Co., stationers, and
Schwartz-Eustis company furnishings
car with his cap to receive donations
'from the passengers. He did not se
cure any other money so far as the
conductor knew, but evidently became
fightened about the time the train drew
near tne shops, for with his two re
volvers pointed at the head or nraxe-
j man f. W. King, he compeled him to
, pun me au i&" . ... .. ..-..
j stopped so that he could alight. He
j f ied in safety.
j The man had evidently crawled upon
j the observation car just as it was about
( to draw away from the old station ana
beeran to work quickly, x'he conductor
was in the front of the train and did
not know what had happened until the
train had stopped. Then he continued
to Fort Hancock, whence he sent the
message to the dispatcher's office in
Two Men Arrested.
"Withlng a half hour after the rob
berv, the police had arrested Harry
Shaffer and "Wallace -Scott, whom they
held for further examination. The
men were arrested by policemen Davis
and Duran in the G. H. railroad yards.
The train was crowded with women
and children bound for San Antonio and
other Texas cities to spend their Christ
mas holidays with relatives and there
were several El Pasoans, among the
number being Misses Katherine Brown
son, Mamie Kate Henry, Alexander and
Mrs. Jewel Brown, all school teachers,
who were bound for central Texas;
Mrs John R. Hunter and two children
andN. M. "Walker, in addition to the
two men who were held up, while Maj.
Scott, of Tucson, was also a passenger
on the train.
The official report says:
"Train No. 10, engine 292, conduct
or G M. Seamands, engineer J. Sullivan,
brakeman F. TV. King. Dec 22, 1310.
"The oDservation car was held up be-TT-oon
h stun ton street depot and the
shops at 9:10 oclock by a mjn jno
boarded the train at the Stanton street
;hoDs at 9:10 oclock by a man wno j
the smoker of the observation rar
Qepou incie -a w.. r
:er of the oervauon .
held up at the point of two J
revolvers. He compeled the porter to
go ahead of him and hold his cap for
the passengers to deposit their purses
"He got $110 and a return ticket
from San Antonio Irom R. S. B. "Wash
ington $20 and a return ticket from
Houston irora D, Fj Homacher. No
other passengers were Jield up "that I
"He forced brakeman F. W. King to
pull the air signal and stop the train
t Viim nff at the shops.
"The man was about 2Z or 24 years
old, of very short stature, ana smooun i
shaven. He wore an overall jumper
over a sweater.
"G. M. Seamands, Ft. Hancock, Tex.
FEAR GRACE HAS
FALLEN INTO SEA
London Gets No Tidings of
American Aviator Lost
in the Fog.
London, England, Dec. 23. No -news
this afternoon of the fate of Cecil
Grace, the American aviator who disap
peared in a fog while attempting a re
turn flight from Calais, France, to Do
ver, yesterday. It is feared he fell into
the North sea
Grace was seen late in the after
noon far to the northeast of Dover,
over Goodwin Sands, a dangerous
shoalsv seven miles east of Deal. At
this point Grace apparently made a
mistake In reckoning, for with land but
a few miles west, he veered to the. east
and when last seen, was heading over
the North sea. He soon was swal
lowed up by the fog.
Grace is a son -of the late John Grace,
of the banking firm of "W. R. Grace &
Co New York, and a nephew of for
mer mayor Grace of New York. Since
the death of his father he 'nas made nls
home with his mother In London.
J. P. MORGAN IS i
SHY 14 TURKEYS
Thief Raids Millionaire's
Poultry Yard and Lifts
Newburgh. N. Y., Dec. 23. Some
dastardly, predatory, barnyard despoil
er has cheated J. Pierpont Morgan out
of one of his Christmas pleasures, and
in consequence of said despoiler's
work, jthe financier's most intimate
friends will be shy turkey this year.
It has been Mr. Morgan's annual cus
tom to present each of his most, inti
mate friends with a choice turkey,
but despite the close watch which was
maintained, some one got into the
I poultry yard at Mr. Morgan's estate,
"Cragston," at Highland -b'aus, last
night, and lifted 14 turkeys, aggregat
ing in weight about 300 pounds. The
turkeys were imported stock, valued at
about $2.00 a pound.
DISPUTE IS ACUTE
A Sudden Break in Negotia
tions Threatened at Chi
cago Wage Conference.
Chicago, TIL, Dec. 2Sr The wage dis
pute between the Brotherhood of Lo-
comotive engineers and the 61 rail- J
roads north, west ana soutn or jm
cago, today "became critical, and it was
admitted that a sudden break in the
negotiatlons'Js not to be unexpected.
None of the parties to th& mediation
conference 'would talk, but it was
learned that despite the fact that only
a small percentage of the present wage
!fhprhi1f stood in the wav of a settle
ment, each side saw in the efforts of j
the other side a matter of grave im
port, which overshadowed the mere
dollars and cents involved-
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the Ruins. .-.-, anat4-c F'lif-IIIT All Tfllfl!
RAISING FUND FOR
Chicago, 111., Dec 22. Three more
Docues were recoverea tnis morning
I v I 1
i from the ruins of Morris & company's .
beef house, where fire marsnal Horan
and his companions lost their lives.
Twenty-one bodies, including Horan's,
have been recovered, and it is believed
five or six. are still in the debris.
The firs was one of thfi most stub
born the department has fought in j
years, ana tnis morning, alter more
than 24 hours of unceasing struggle,
the firemen could not say it was under
control. Indeed, warehouse No. 5 is still
in Imminent danger, and only a firo
wall between warehouse Nos. 5 and 6
prevented another long fight with the
From warehouse No. C the flames had
leaped to other buildings. The walls
of warehouse No. 6 collapsed this morn
ing as firemen were playing' on the
flames, and captain John "Windheim, of
engine company No. 64 was knocked
down and severely injured by flying
timbers. "William Sheridan, a clerk In
the stockyards, was knocked off the
platform and fatally hurt.
Relief For Victims' Families.
Relief committees will meet today to
formulate plans to raise a fund for
the widows and orphans of the fire vic
tims. Fifty thousand dollars has al
ready been pledged and it is expected
the funds will reach three times that
amount. Each stockyard firm wilL con
Was Friend of Children.
In the desk of fire marshal Horan at
the city hall today was found pathetic J
evidence of his love for children so 5
frequently shown by the dead fire chief.
Piled high were more than 100 requests
flooding of back lots for skating
chief, who was planning to send out a
member of hls department 'to hasten
ma1r.n- nf rinV?; Rn rhi,s vminfr.
the making of rinks so Chicago's young-1
sters might enjoy their Christmas vaca- j
tion to tne mil. r j
""We are eroine to have an old fasli-1
loned winter, said chief Horan two or
three days ago. "and I'm going to give
the kids of Chicago the time of their
GIVEN FOUR YEARS
-r"!!,,- TtenVpr f!haro-pd Wltl"!
- - -&
Receiving Deposits When
JBank Was Hmhng. -
Dallas, Texas, Dec. 23. The jury in
the case of Fred Fleming, former presi
dent of the "Western Bank and Trust
company here, charged with receiving
deposits when he knew the institution
was failing, returned a verdict at noon
today finding the defendant guilty and
assesing his punishment at four years
in the penitentiary.
Tno vprrJIct rfL-me as a surDrife. as It
Vas generally expected Fleming would
b neauitted or the jury disagree. The
I bank failed in January, 1907, with lia-J
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OIllLieS OI over $l,OUU,UUU. -a. iua.jjm.j
of the depositors were poor people. ..
FOR NEW REPUBLIC
Government of Portugal to
Be Fashioned After the
Lisbon, Portugal. Dec. 23. The plan
of the government for a new Portu
guese republic has been elaborated bj
the provincial cabinet. It is based upon
the parliamentary system of France
with , certain modifications adopted
from the United States. A president
will be chosen for five years and will
be ineligible for reelection until the
regular term has intervened. Mem
bers of parliament will be elected for
HOLD FARMER ON A -BLACK
Amarillo, Tex., Dec. 23. Louis John
son,, a farmer residing six miles south
of nere, was arrested today charged
with sending a "black hand" letter
to J. S. Slade, a wealthy rancher, de
manding R500 or his life. The money
was to be left at a cemetery at mid
night An officer was on hand, wait
ing for the writer, and Johnson was
caught. He declared, however, he went
to the cemetery to investigate the re
port that a ghost was seen there. He is
held without bail.
IN MEXICAN WRECK
Eagle Pass. Tex.. Dec 23. In a col
lision last night between a passenger
and a freight train, on the Mexican In
ternational railroad, at Pajan, freight
engineer Reynolds, of Monclova, was
killed and the passenger engineer was
badly injured, a Mexican fireman also
TRAIN SMASHES A
WAGON; MAN KILLED
Granbury, Tex.s Dec. 23. John Brew
ington was killed (and two other men
Inlnrpfl this morniner when a north
bound Fort "Worth and Rio Grande
TinRspTiircr train prashen into a wajron
! in which they were riding. The acci
dent occurred "at a station.
GIX AND COTTON BURN
AND LOSS EXCEEDS $15,000.
McKInney, Texas. Dec. 237 A gin be-;
longing to "W. S. Matthews & Co. was
destroyedby fire at 3 oclock this morn
ing, causing a loss of $14,000. Twenty
flve bales, two cars of cotton, and a
wharf, were also burned. Firemen
saved n storehouse containing 100 bales
of cotton." Orierin of the fire unknown. 1
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Cut Wires and Leave for Di
rection of Casas Grandes
ONLY 25 MILES
SOUTH OF JUAREZ
"With only rumor as' warning, the local
division, of the Mexico North "Western
railway, which runs south from Ciudad
Juarez, has been appropriated by in
surrectionary forces, transferring of a
sudden to the near vicinity, fear of th'e
sanguinary activities which have en
gaged the rebels and the federal sol
diers on the North Western division run
ning west of the city of Chihuahua,
Mexico North "Western train No. 4,
bearing 100 passengers, about 40 of
whom were Americans, was stopped at
4:30 oclock Thursday afternon at Sa
pello, a flag station 25 miles south of
Juarez. A band of about 20 armed men
held up the train, inspected its passen
gers, and ended by eloping with the
engine and a, second class coach. En- I
gineer George Cobler and his fireman, I
Edwardo Mendoza. were gently forced
to run south with the stolen equipment, j
and they have not been heard from
since, as all wires were cut.
Nothing unusilal was noticed until ;
the train was flagged at Sapello, where
the small town is far removed from
tfie railway houses. As soon as the en
gine slowed down, a band of about 20
men entered the train, while the engi
neer was covered with a rifle. "With
assurances in English and Spanish that
no passengers would be robbed or harm
ed, the inspectors walked slowly
through the train, which was made up
of one first class coach, one second
class coach and a combination baggage
and second class car. At orders fronu
the leaders of the band, the engine and j
the second class coach 'ere detached
from the other two cars at a siding and
run south, after the passengers of the
second class car had been transferred I
at request to the stationary equipment.
Americans Courteously Treated.
So the two coaches and the passen
gers were marooned at the little sta
tion while engine No. 43 and the coach
bearing "the band of insurrectos, disap
peared down the road. All the passen
gers agree that the insurrectos were
"very nice about it," and that nobod3 J
was touched or Insulted. Americans i
were treated with especial courtesy.
The barfd -seemed .to be composed of i
Americanized Mexicans, since nearly !
everyone used fluent English. None of'
the men were masked, and none bore
the tri-colored ribbon on hats and
sleeves, which seems to be the distinc
tion employed by the insurrectionary
forces near the city of Chihuahua.
Before the train pulled out. a pistol
shot was heard and men seemed to
swarm about the little station,' some
declare. But none approached the train
and the passengers can make no esti
mate as to the numbers of "the band,
only 20 of which boarded the train,
and departed with the engine. After
the rain was captured without mishap,
the Insurrectos removed 300 feet of thft
company telegraph wire in front of the
station, cutting the connection with
The "Wire Is Cut.
When the engine disappeared, no
more insurrectos were seen, and the
passengers were left to shift for them
selves. Conductor Jack "Webster and J
his brakeman. Simon Fernandez, at
tempted to employ the train, telephone,
but the batteries were -weak and no
connection could be secured. Worried
over the unaccounted for delay of the
train, George Rutledge, superintendent
of the local division, was attempting
to get communication from his offices
in Ciudad Juarez. Finally telephonic
connection was made, but in the mean
time a handcar was dispatched for Jua
rez, arriving there about 9 oclock. An
engine was hurriedly commissioned,
and with engineer Ignacio Garcia and
conductor Thomas Holmes, hurried
south to bring in the stranded coaches.
The delayed train arrived in Juarez at
11:30. The passengers were a little
frightened and more hungry, but other
wise were none the worse for the ex
perience. No Communication South.
Company men promptly restrung the
telegraph wire taken down at Sapello,
but communication with that station
has disclosed nothing new. No more
insurrectos have been seen. The engine
and its crew have not been heard from,
since all communication has been brok
en south of Sapello and since no mes
sages come bj' way of the city of Chi
It is not Improbable that the whole
local division of the road south of
Sapello is in the hands of the insurrec
tos. But It is improbable that there
has beenany great amount of fighting,
unless soldiery or rurales have arrived
recently in that locality. There are
no troops on this division, according
to superintendent Rutledge, and no
more trained fighting men than three
rurales at Pearson, and three more at
Casas Grand es.
That the taking of the train pro
ceded without a hitch Is declared by the
passengers. C. T. Carson, general audi
tor of the road, was a passenger. "I
was in the first class coach." he says.
"From 18 to 20 men boarded the train.!
I saw no more. They were all well
dressed fellows, and well armed. They
merely walked through my car anfi told
us thai no one wc"ld ti: injured. Nouodv
Just why the Insurrectos took the
train can only be surmised, but it is
supposed that they used it to carry
them south to Casas Grandes, where
(Continued on XNeiVPage.)
But He Gees to Mountains
With Field Glasses to
Look for Insurrectos.
AT CASAS GRANDES
In the belief of irfayor Francisco
Portillo there is little danger at pres
ent of an attack on Ciudad Juarez.
But that the mayor is not going zn
be caught napping was demonstrated
Friday afternoon when, with chief of
police Ponce de Leon and a mounted
policeman, he left on a recounoitering
trip. The three men, armed and sup
plied with field glasses, rode west into
the mountains to take a survey of the
country and see if they could find iny
insurrectos to send the soldiers after.
"They can not cut Juarez off from
communicating with the world as with
an interior' town," he points out. "A
message may be sent from El Paso to
Mexico City even if there is no con
nection between Mexico City and
Juarez. We have notified the American
authorities, and a watch is being kept
on the American side of the line. We
are watching this side. The people of
Juarez are loyal and we have rifles
for thejn, very good rifles for insur
rectos." Calls Them Thievps.
The mayor of Juarez says that the
insurrectos are considered thieves.
"They have robbed the country of Its
peace," he explains. "Business in
Juarez is progressing as before. All
is fine. We will have a ball on New
Mayor Portillo says that there are
200 soldiers at or near Casas Grandes,
in spite of the general opinion that
there are no soldiery on the local di
vision of the Mexico North Tfcestern. He
says that this command marched overr
land about a week ago, and have been
stationed above Pearson since that time.
Last week such a number were re
ported as having disembarked at Gal
lego. If the 200 still remained in Casas
Grandes, they undoubtedly have had a
combat with the insurrectos. who are
in unknown numbers on this division.
To Scatter Troops.
It appears that the capture of the
Mexico North Western train is but the
beginning of a campaign of warfare
which has been waged on the division
of the road west of the city of Chi
huahua. It, at least. Is a move to
attract troops to Ciudad Juarez, so
dividing the forces which are mobiliz
ing at the city of Chihua"hua. It also
indicates that the insurrectos havein
creased materially in numbers if they
can afford to send detachments in this
locality, so far removed from the center
of conflict. The move brought 50 sol
diers from the city of Chihuahua Frlday
and doubtless many more will follow at
Demand For Surrender.
There is a report current In Juarez
this afternoon that mayor Portillo re
ceived a message last night demanding
the surrender of Juarez to the revolu
tionists, but as the mayor is now ,out
of the city, this cannot be confirmed
LEAVE EL PASO?
Customs Collector' Does Not
See How a Band Could
Have Got Over.
a rpnort was circulated in Juarez
Friday that between 200 and 300 armed'j
Mexican Americans hadmarched westj
on Misouri street Thursday night and I
crossed the river to Juarez.
Xo confirmation of this report can I
be secured in El Paso but it is thought J
that the rumor may have been started '
by someone who saw about 200 Mexi- j
cans marching along tne street ioare
the Union station, where they took
train for various railroad camps.
Hnllentor of customs Alfred L. Sharpe.
when questioned about the report, said
"I do not believe .thereMs anything
to it; If -it were true, the department
of justice would have-been in communi
cation with us immediately md J do
not see how any such "thing could
have occurred without our dearning or
it. We have guards all along the bor
der." There is also a report in Juarez, pur
porting to come from Mexican official?
watching trains, that many Mexicans
have disembarked from the rnta Fe at
White's Spur nortl of El Taso. to cross
into Mexiej from there; alo thai mr.ny
havk been getting off at small stations
on the Southern Pacific Immediately
west of El Paso. These are all Mexi
cans who have been working- In the
DENIAL OF ARIZONA
Tombstone, Ariz., Dec 23.
Investigation of reports in refer-
ence to the arming of Mexicans in
the vicinity of Fort Huachuca
shows that they are untrue. Ev-
erything is reported, as quiet in
Reports are also untrue as to
secret service men being at the
fort. No orders have been re-
ceived there ttf hold federal
troops in readiness to disperse
alleged revolutionists. '
Mexico Prepares to Have
Col. Cuellar Lead the Fed
erals Against Rebels.
IS CHIEF OF
STAFF TO DIAZ
Chihuahua, Mex., Dec 23. One thou
sand troops arrived here Wednesday
night and started by railroad Sor San
Antonio, whiSJi is 10 miles from the re
cent battle at Mai Paso. The outfit in
cludes a battery of light artillery and
one rapid firer. Another 1000 is due
here and these, together with the rem
nant of colonel Guzman's troops num
bering 300 at Bustillos will concentrate
at San Antonio with the purpose of
clearing Mai Paso of insurrectos and
securing control of the railroad at that
Flghtlnpr Was Hot.
Colonel Guzman, who is in a serious
condition at the hospital here, describes
the ambuscade at Mai Paso as a horri
ble experience. The insurrectos could
rarely be seen while the bullets rained
into the canyon. When he fell with
a bullet through his left leg, one after
another of his men attempted to reach
him but each in turn w;as shot until
he cried out to them to cease their at
tempts. Colonel Guzman will be succeeded in
command of the reinforcements by col
onel Samuel Garcia Cuellar, chief of
president Diaz's military staff. Cuellar
is-one of the best instructed and cana
ble of Mexican military men. Wnen
Mai Paso shall have been forced, Cuel
lar will form a junction with general
Navarro for the purpose of clearing
the country west.
Report From Fisht.
The first Independent report of the
fighting between general Navarro's
troops and the Insurrectos at Pedernales
-and vicinity was brought here last
night by an American who was on the
train which was stopped at La Junta
a week ao Thursday. This American
said that there was fighting last Thurs
day, Friday and- Saturday at Pedernales
and that the revolutionists lost 61 kill
ed and injured. He knew nothing cf
the federal troops. This fighting was
not in the same district in which Guz
man was ambushed but apparently was
brought about by Navarro atempting
to carry out his instructions to pro
ceed fo Mai Paso and hold it for the
protection of trains. His failure to do
so has been told. Up to last night
general Navarro held Pedernales and
was supplied with food and water.
The official headquarters of Navarro
were in the railway station. Revolu
tionists were in the neighborhood.
The Insurgent leader, Pascual Orozco
was alive and well as was Navarro.
Trains Held Up.
The passenger train which was stop
ped Thursday a week ago runs at will
between Madera and La Junta every
day. Conductor Weber on last Thurs
day brought it to within a mile of La
Junta where the insurrectos stopped it.
"Weber would then proceed on foot to
the station to ask Navarro's permission
to resume the trip to Chihuahua. This
was denied him and Sunday he tied
up the train until the situation works
Mysteilous Troop Movement.
Two stock cars with horses and two
coaches with about 30 men came in this
afternoon from Bustillo's. The men
betlonged to various regiments. There
were also a number of uniforms and
four officers' swords. There is much
mystery about it- Railroad 6fficiala
ard employes were ordered not o talk
t6 anybody, reporters or otherwise, nor
were outsiders allowed to approach the
An American overheard a soldier in
conversation with a woman state that
they had been in two fights Wednesday
but when the foreigner's presence was
roted. he was requested to leave. .The
coaches probably are some of those
which were ambushed at Mai Paso
and which have been on a siding at I
Bustillos since but the return of the
soldiers with horses is not so easily
Cuellar Takes Command.
MexicoCity, Mex., Dec. 23. CoVSam
uel Garcia Cuellar. chief of staff of
president Diaz, left for Chihuahua yes
Xerday, to succeed Col. Guzman tempora
rily, as commander of the sixth battal
ion, now operating against the insur
gents near Pedernales.
During Col. Cuellar's absence, lieu
tenant colonel Porfiro Diaz. jr.. will
be chief of the president's staff. Ac
companying Col. Cuellar were lieutenant
colonel Alfredo M. Torrea, who will sub
stitute for major Vlto Alesio Robles,
who was also wounded at Mai Paso.
Immediately on arrival of the new oL
ficers at Chihuahua they will 'report to
Col. Hernandez and will proceeed at
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NO INDICTMENT FOR
San Antonio, Tex., Dec. 23. A special from Rock Springs says the grand
jury charged! with investigation of the burning at the stake of Antonio Rod
riguez, who piurdered Mrs. Jim Henderson, which crime immediately preceded
the anti-American riots in Mexico, has- reported to the court that it has no
indictments to present.
No testimony was presented, according to the grand jury report, tending to
establish the identity of the men forming the mob.
It is understood that federal secret service men who aidedthe investigation
have forwarded a special report to the state department at Washington.
Troops Sent Out After In
surrectos Find Camps but
Get No Quarry.
WERE CAMPED IN
v!2 MILES OF TOWN
Kill Beeves and Hold High
Carnival in the Gates of
, the City.
Following the capture of the Mexico
Nortn Western, train almost at the
gates of Juarez on Thursday after
noon and the rendezvous of a band of
revoltosos ,wlthin 12 "miles of the city
"Wednesday night, extra troops have
been brought up to protect the city.
The National Railway pasenger train
arriving Friday morning in Ciudad
Juarez brought 50 Infantrymen from
the city of Chihuahua. They are gar
risoned at the fort In Juarez, where
less than 100 infantrymen already were
This brings the fighting force of
trained men at Juarez up to tho
150 mark since there are 20 rurales at
th.e local garrison. These mounted men,
'considered the best soldiery of the
country, are doing all day and night
patrol duty along- the border. They
will bring warning of any attack of
close proximity of the insurrectos, and
the soldiers will be held in readines to
make any sally or protect the town.
Notwithstanding Thursday's 'holdup
of the northbound train, the Mexico
North Western train left at the usual
hour Friday for Pearson, southbound.
It had 150 passengers, aboard.
The citizens of Juarez are being
armec Since the outbreak of the
trouble in central Chihuahua, Juarez
officials have been purchasing rifles
and ammunition. These weapons now
are being distributed" among reliable
citizens, workinen and business men,
and at least 200 peaceful residents of
the city are armed and ready for an
attack. Business, however, continues
to progress, and no stores or shops are
closed. There is much excitement
among the residents, but all is quiet.
Insnrrectos Are Americans.
It appears that the insurrectionary
forces now active on the Mexico North,
Western railroad, which runs south
west from Ciudad Juarez, are composed
largely of Mexican Americans who have
recently departed from their homes In
the border states.
A detachment of 42 infantrymen, of
ficered by a captain and two lieuten
ants, returned to Juarez Thursday
evening from Rancho Flores, located
between 10 and 12 miles along the river
west of Juarez and almost opposite the
El Paso smelter district.. They made
the trip on a report that a small band
of armed men was seen there. It was
found that about 50 fully equipped but
ununiformed soldiers, all mounted, had
spent thtr previous night at the ranch,
departing for the mountains shortly
after daybreak Thursday. Jose Maria
Flores owns the ranch.
Camp Is FoHBdj
When, tae federal soldiers arrived,
the birds had flown, and the rookery
contained a number of empty ammuni
tion boxes, and half eaten carcasses o
beeves. The ranchmen reported to the
officers that the insurrectos were or
derly and paid for the cows thejr killed.
They also reported that two or three
of the men were recognized as well
known Mexican residents of El Paso.
It is reported that this command la
led by a prominent Mexican once a sol
dier, and well known in El Paso and
Juarez. As a sequence to. tnls, has
come the capture of the Mexico North
"Western train at Sapella. 12 or 15
miles in a direct' line southwest of El
Paso, and 25 miles from Ciudad Juarez
by rail. Passengers on the train ald
that all of the 20 men who held them
up. spoke English and appeared to be
Camp fires were seen Tnursday
night from Mesa, 15 miles from Juarez.
The fires appeared to-string along the
foothills of the mountains for- a num
ber of miles.
It has been reported -tnat guards
were placed on th'e outskirts of Juarez
to guard against any possible ittask
but so far as the eye could reach from
the mesa beyond that city, not a sold'er
nor an armed man of any kind, -vas
No preca. lions: are being taken by
these people and the doors of their
homes are open as usual while children
play in "the streets an dabout the Uls,
Ignorant of any poslble danger.
No police, are patroling the streets
except the regulars who are on every
day, busines nouses are opened, no ex
tra precautions have been taken to pro
tect them and merchants do not appear
to have the slightest fear that there is
any possible danger.