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December 28, 1910 -16 Pages
Population 1890 10,338
&1 Paso's Rapid Growth
Official United States Census
Population 1910 39,279
Population 1900 15,906
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Juarez Still in Fear, But No
Revoltosos Put in Their
OAUSE OF SCARE
Thought Smelter Accident
Might Be an Attack from
It is imported in Juarez that
50 soldiers also arrived early
his morning and detrafned be
low Juarez. It is believed the
100 who reached Juarez were
only a part of the men sent out
from Chihuahua. It is thought
that the soldiers detrained are
to try to reach some point south
of Juarez where there is
One hundred infantrymen, with a.
captain and two lieutenants, arrived in
Ciudad Juarez on "Wednesday morning's
National Railway pasenger train. This
detachment, with the 43 men who ar
rived last week, brings the total nu.ii
ber of soldiery in the border city little
above the 20g mark. Only About 75 men
cemposed the original garrison ' at
However, the soldiers are considered 1
sufficient to defend the city against an
ordinary attack, since tney would be
assisted by more than 100 other good
fighting men pplice, rurales, fiscal
guards, etc. Thfe "100 men arrived in
two second class coaches, attached to
the passenger train, aey came directly
from the city of Chihuahua, but are of
the Ninth infantry, originally stationed
at the City of Mexico. The new ar
rivals carried regular equipment, am
munition belts, blanket coils, and
haversacks. They immediately de
trained, and marched to the garrison
buildings, in the soutnwest section of
the city. The fort affords sufficient ac
commodations for the total number of
soldiers at this point.
"When it was learned Tuesday night
that more soldiers were comingon the
pasenger train, much anxiety was felt
for the welfare of the civilians on
board, fears being expresed that the
insurrectos might attack the train. But
the train arrived on time "Wednesday
morning. Many of the passengers spent
a restless night. One man remarked:
"Another time I would rather ride on
a train of dynamite."
A Day of Expectancy.
It is the "day of t'ne Innocents," the
Mexican April Fool's day, and Ciudad
Juarez is expectant. Only unverified
reports ruffle the atmosphere, and busi
ness is progressing as usual.
All the town was on tiptoe -when the
explosion at the El Paso smelter was
heard. It shook all the brick build
ings with terrific force, but the adobe
structure, more akin to the soil, only
trembled in certain parts of the city.
But many rushed out of doors, fear
ing that an attack was being made.
Following in dinHiidhof the noise, po
lice and engineers rushed west of the
The city "was guarded as usual Tues
day night, and all nas assumed normal
appearance after the groundless fright
of two daps ago when troops pursued a
band of burros carrying firewood. Some
of the volunteer "watchmen made a
night trip into the hills but saw noth
ing unusual. The mist of early "Wed
nesday morning caused some uneasiness
but when the fog cleared the view of
-wilderness brought welcome assurance.
Three Rebels sit Guzman.
Monday three insurrectos rode into
Guzman, on the Mexico North "Western
railway, 75 miles south and -west of
Ciudad Juarez, and that Is all tne
rebels tnat re known to have been
seen. Superintendent George Rutledge,
now repairing the destroyed bridges
north of Guzman, has telephoned that
no rebels hae been seen by him, and
the company agent at Guzman has
heard of nothing alarming from 'the
south as far as Pearson, although the
communication is not the best.
It is now known that tne 28 mounted
men who eloped with the engine and
coach, kidnaped the engineer and fire
man, and burned tne nine bridges, rode j
out o'f Guzman Saturday night for the j
oast, and since they have not been
seen on the line north of Guzman, they
must have either turned south across
a barren country, or proceeded to the
line of the National Railways, a cross I
country ride Qf 50 miles. The tnree j
men who rode into Guzman Monday, re- i
Constantinople, Turkey, Dec. 2S. Turkish troops sent against the Be
douins have driven the revolters out o El Kerak district In the vilayet of
Sjria, nesr the Icad sea, after n sanguinary engagement in which, accord
Ins to official advices, the Bedoaim lost 450 killed and COO prisoners.
The Turkish lo&ses -nere seven off Icerj and 77 men.
Have Proved Best Fighters, But Have Failed to Take
Advantage of the Chances to Strike Telling Blows.
Have Brawn Themselves Into aTrap and Are '
Cut Off From Ammunition Review of
. BATTLES INTHE
( Battle and Date.
Puebla, Nov. IS
-fc Gomez Palaeio, Nov. 20
Parral, -ov. 21
& San Andres, Nov 21
$ Orizaba, Nov. 21-22 ....:
Namaquipa. Nov. 22 .
- Cruces, Chihuahua, Nov. 23 ..
& Fresno, Nov. 26 V.
Pedernales, Nov. 29
& Cerro Prieto, Dec 11 . . -
$ Pedernales, near, since Dec. 11 ..
& El Valle, about Dee. 12 ..---
niinn?!! skirmish near. Dec 15
& Mai Paso, Dec 17
- Mulafco, Dec. 20 .'
& Contla, Puebla, Dec. 20
& San Carlos, about Dec. 24
- x indicates no reports of killed
- Figures of dead and wounded
& mate and are likely to be below
$ than to be above It. For instance, the insurrectos claim to have
- killed 250 federal soldiers in the battle of Cerro Prieto, and the fed-
& erals claim to have killed 20 rebels at Fresno, but Independent re- &
& ports do not confirm these. ' '
The estimates of dead near Pedernales, also the wounded include
the skirmishing throUgnout the infested region and are certainly
$ not too large.
. TROOPS IN FIELD. $
x. A conservative estimate of the federal troops in the field, -
counting those sent out from Chihuahua, those brought north from
$ Sonora, those sent in from Durango, and those in the field in the '
& vicinity of Ojlnaga is 3200. There is no means of estimating the &
& armed insurrectos, but from reports their total cannot be over 2000.
Chihuahua, Mex., Dec 28 That Mex
ico faces a serious situation cannot be
denied. That it is general 'is not a
truth. The alarmist reports that it is
a general revolt are .as far from the
truth as the government reports that
it is only a few bandits and robbers in
the field- The uprising is confined to
one state save here and there a small
eruption occasionally from a small
baud of men who are quickly subdued
and that it is a serious proposition
is1 evidenced by the energetic measures
taken by the Mexican federal govern
ment to put down the trouble
That the affair is much more of a
mained but a short time, returning
south from whence they came. They
made no remarks as to their business,
but it is thought that they came to see
about the arrival of reenforcements
which the hand of 28 appeared to be
waiting for hefore their departure Sat
urday. Armed Men on National Line.
Unauthentic reports have reached
Juarez tnat small bodies of men have
been seen on the National Railway
,.io-vitrf-a.-nv nnd a renort that a half
dozen armed men last week took some j
horses at Gallego, anout miaway ue
tween Juarez- and the city of Chihua
hua. But the whole country Is fraught
with rumor, all unauthentic, and most
Iv wild and' altogether improbable.
FOR CITY PROTECTION
j A Copy of New Governor's
I Gall for Volunteers Re
ceived in El Paso.
AVednesday morning a copy of the
call for volunteers issued by governor
Terrazas of Chihuahua, was brought to
j El Paso. Although coucnea m terms
.calculated to -aroute tne interest ana
patriotism of Chihuahuans, it failed to
bring forth many volunteers, it being
declared in Chihuahua that mdny who
would come forth to fight for the
country fear to do so realizing the
strength of the insurrectos and having
ungrounded fears that they may prove
too strong for the federal troops and
prove victorious In the end.
Following is a translation of the call,
which was published in Spanish.
To the Inhabitants of the State.
"Having been called by the repre
sertatives of the Chlhuahuan people to
serve my state in the capacity of chief
executive. I have dedicated my atten
tion to the reestablishment of public
order disgracefully altered in prejudice
to the prosperity of the nation, and to
organize a defense of the lives and in
terests of the honorable labojing citi
zens threatened by the bands of evil
doers, who in the group of seditionists
seek solely their own gain and are
pledged to robbery, and plague and to
the commission of every class of crime
(Continued on Page Ten.)
MEXICAN REVOLT. -
Killed "Wounded -
9 27 &
2 , 5
7 3 &
74 v 60
25 " ' CO
x v , x
are placed at the very lowest esti-
the actual number killed and wounded
rebellion -than the Mexican officials
looked for is evidenced by their in
ability to crush it out at once as was
promised and prophesied.
xnat tne reoeis are mcapaoie ot t
making any great amount of trouble i
is eviaencea oy
ship and their
their lack of general- j
tactics m allowing
themselves to be trapped, for trapped
they are unless they display more tact
and ability as soldiers in future than
they have in the past. Having thrown
to the winds the opportunities that
presented themselves to them early u
the beginning, by retreating to the
(Continued on Page Two).
ON CHURCH PEOPLE
Two Armenians "Who Were
in El Paso, Arrested in
Atlanta, Ga.. Dec 28. Documents in
dicating that they have swindled many
churchgoers throughout the country
were found today on two Armenians
under arrest here charged with obtain
ing money under false pretenses.
The men, who gave the names of i
"Deacon Michael Joseph" and "Arch
bishop Jean" Bejau," claimed tttey were
collecting money to be used for mls-
TThe papers indicate that thev have
been operating In England, Germany,
France and Bulgaria as well as in
The two men operated in El Paso
about a year or so ago and got letters
of introduction from some Dl Pa-so
NEG-RO LOCKED IN
VAULT FROM MOB
Is Then Rescued by Militia
After Assaulting Toun
Clarksburg, W. Ta., Dec 2b William
Furbury. a negro, accused of assaulting
Flora Anglin, a member of one of the
most prominent families in Lewis
county, and who was saved from a
lynching last night only by crowding
him into an express company vault at
the railway station untii the militia
arrived, was brought here this morn
ing under escort of soldiers en route
for Moundsville, where he will be
placed in the penitentiary until time for
his trial. A
The negYo was closely guarded.
SCHOONER SINKS AND
SIX MEN ARE LOST
Chatham. Mass.. Dec. 28. A sunken
throe masted schooner that had been
resting in three fathoms of water on I
Little Round shoal since the storm of
the 15th, -was Identified today as tho
Mollie Rhodes, of Vidal Haven. Maine.
She was bound for that port from New
York with coal. Captain Dobbin and
crew of five men probably wero
DEIAND EXCEEDS SUPPLY
OF GOVERNOR'S BALL, TICKETS
Austin, Tex., Dec 28. Chairman
Rogan of the governor's ball committee
today said that demands for invitations
are greater than the committee antici
pated. Seven thousand five hundred
Invitations were printed and already
the demand exceeds that number. Several-
legislators requested as many as
Line to Casas Grandes May
Be Opened by Monday,
Tuesday afternoon as a work train
was moving northwara on tne El Paso
North "Western railroad to begin repair
ing burned bridges from the south end
cf the line, it was held up by msurrec- i
tos 188 kilometers south of Ciudad
Juarez and forced to return south
ward. The train was in charge of
Walter Charnley. By a relayed message
he had been ordered out from Pearson
i , - - To o- e ),VtrflPk
to help in maKing repairs to the track
damaged by the insurrectos last week
when they stole a train below Juarez
and went off with it burning bridges
as they went.
Superintendent Geo. Rutledge had
expected to have repairs made and
trains operating to Casas Grandes xby
Monday next, but the rebels' action
towards Charnley may mean that they
do not propose to permit this.
May Get Repairs Made.
Unless prohibited by the insurrectos,
the nine bridges" destroyed last week
by a small band of rebels on the Mex
ico North Western south of Ciudad
Juarez will be temporarily repaired so
that the regular passenger train m
depart Monday. This will relieve Casas
Grandes, Pearson and points of lesser
importance, which fo: nearly a week
have been quite cut off from the United
States or any city of size in Mexico.
George Rutledge, local superintend
ent of the road, telephoned at 8 oclock
Wednesday morning that he already
had repaired two of the bridges north
of Guzman. He talked from kilometer
117, where he has begun work on the
third bridge destroyed. All the bridges
are or. wooa consiructiun, unu easu j
rebuilt- The second aim largest one
from the north, which was .blasted in
SteSBlbBi3eetsbyttti ns urtrectosavaa
only partially broken and a Hue car
penter had it repaired before the ar
rival of the superintendent's work
"Work Train From South.
f At Guzman the railroad makes a
! turn of direction, changing from the
direction to an almost
Mr. Rutledge has one
niore bridge to erect before arriving
at Guzman, which is about 175 miles
below Juarez By relaying a telephone
message, Walter Charnley, In charge ot
the construction work south of Pear
son, the furthest point of importance on
this branch of the road, wzts ordered
to make up a work train with the am
ple equipment in his section, and to
proceed north and repair the five
bridges burned south of Guzman. It
was estimated that Mr. Charnley could
complete his -work almost at the same'
time with the northern gang, vand that
the road would be ready for a train
movement by the first of the week.
The train in charge of Mr. Rutledge
is expected to return Wednesday after
noon to Ciudad Juarez for supplies.
The company agent at Guzman re
ported that among the band of men
who departed Saturday night were a
telegraph operator, a locomotive en
gineer, and a skilled machinist. Before
departing they relieved the operator
of his telegraph instrument, and it is
thought that they intend to tap the
wires on the National railways, and
the federal telegraph lines. The North
Western is only employing the tele
phone. DRAWBACK FRAUDS
GROW IN SCOPE
Government Will Be Able to
Poree Return of Yery
Washington, D. C, Dec 28. Recent
disclosures in ' "draw-back" frauds
against the government have put the
treasury department In a position prac.
tically to dictate the terms of com
promise with the sugar refining com
panies. The American Sugar Refining com
pany's offer of $700,000 may not be ac
cepted in view of the fact that the gov
ernment is said to have evidence to
compel the return of not less than a
One official of the customs service
Is authority for a statement that the
frauds appear to grow with every day's
TICKLES LION UNDER .
THE CHIN; FIXGERLESS
San Francisco. Cal., Dec. 2S.
While visiting the winter head-
quarters of a wild animal show
today, John Kellert, of Knights
Landing. Calif., was told that he
could make a lion yawn by tick-
ling his chin. John tried it;
now he is in a hospital nursing
a hand from which two fingers
FOSSE ABANDONS CHASE
FOR BOLD THEATER ROBBERS
Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 28. After an all
night chase in automobiles to Clare
more, 40 miles distant, the posse this
morning temporarily abandoned the
search for the robbers, who got $200
from the box office of the Grand opera
house last night during Viola Allen's
performance of "The "White Sister"
The robbers were young men, well
dressed. One guarded the lobbyi while
the other seized the money on the pre
tense of purchasing tickets
This Ohio Judge Does It in
a Very Simple Manner,
But It's Effective.
MEN PAY FOR
"West Union. Ohio, Dec. 28. The
Adams county grand jury today re
ported 145 addition true indictments
against persons accused of selling
i their votes in the November elections.
This makes a toal of 959 indictments
The procession of penitents who are
coming into court dally to plead guilty
keeps up. It has become a point of
Pride th the indicted citizens to beat
rtAnntv sW,ff hv ,- ,,-
the deputy sheriffs by getting to court
before the warrants are served.
Judge Blair's methods in listening to
the pleas of guilty are extremely in
formal. He knows a large proportion
of theyoters of the county by their
first names and when they come into
court the scene is rather a social one.
The judge sits on one side of a plain
table, the Indicted man on the other.
"How about It, John, are you guilty?"
asks the judge.
"I reckon I am, judge," Is the usual
"All right, John, I'll have to fine
you $10 and costs and you can't vote
anj' more for five years, and I'll just
put a six months' workhouse sentence
on top of that, but I won't enforce it
as long as you behave."
"All right, judge, you've got the
goods on me."
"And say, John, you've been keeping
liquor In your house and inviting your
friends In. haven't you?" the judga
sometimes asks. Adams county Is dry.
"Tliat's right, judge," says the ac
"Well, you'll have to cut that our,
John. Remember, there's a workhouso
sentence hanging over you, if jou don't
."All right, judge. Good-bye," and
the penitent one goes to the dork and
pays his fine.
Many Men Confess.
The "bought and sold" voters of
Adams county are evidently in a panic,
for today more than a hundred men
who have not even been indicted and
whose names 'nave not been mentioned
in connection with the wholesale pur
chase of votes5 flocked into judge
Blair's courtroom and confessed to
having sold their franchise.
COLD AND WET
. IN MANY PLACES
Snow Is Falling Over Large
Area; Rain in Many
Chicago, 111., Dec zS. Heavv wet! the men were to have put the powder ?! i"ce ouiiumg 01 mc smeer mi vy
snow, melting through the soun into j into the tunnels, then the tunnels would I e office force Into a temporary panic
heavy rain, swept over the north cen- r have been sealed, and the powder ex- j Prs were wrenched irom their hang
tral states early today. plorted. This, he said, would merely j Inff- "windows were smashed In and
Telegraph and telephone wires are have caused a big upheaval and the fc8 Juncture stamen around and
ki, .3 i. . t , i .,.i.i !,,-,. ifc-o.. i. n tumbled about as If a great eartn-
most closed in the northern part of, tha
region affected by the storm.
From seven- to ten inches of
are reported in Milwaukee and
In Kentucky, a heavy rain fell, while
in Tennessee, it became a dense fog.
PENSIONS FOR MANY
OnmHo-n ?C T imp 95 'Pin TJuMIt
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Service corporation of New Jersey ito-
day announced old age pension and in- I
surance plans for employes, to go into j
effect "Jan. 1. '
The insurance plan provides the pay- '
ment of a dollar a dav for 90 davs to
all sick or disabled employes, and $300 j
ill uhsc Ul ueo.111. I
The pension plan provides for not i
less than $240 a year to employes re
tiring at the age of 65 years, who have
been in the employ of the company 25
Men who receive more than ?1S00 a
year are not eligible to the benefit or
pension plans. The total cost to the
concern will be about $51,000 annually.
WACO ARRANGES FOR
Waco. Tex.. Dec. 28. President Issie
FriedLmder of the Younrr Men's Busi-
ness league, this afternoon closed a con-
' tract for an aviation meet here Januaxv
J 20 and 22.
Ten thousand dollars in purses will
-be offered. Among the flyers will be
Moissant, Hamilton and Carros. Four
teen machines will be brought here to
AT WORK IN DALLAS
Dallas, Tex., Dec. 28. Fire early this
morning in the drug store of J, R.
McFarlane, Elm and Hawkins streets,
caused damage to stock and building
estimated at $10,000. Prompt work of
the firemen prevented a more serious
fire. Six fires during last night and
eight Monday night lead the author
ities to believe an organized band of
incendiaries is at work.
FRANK GOTCH ISSUES
CHALLENGE TO WORLD
Omaha, Xeb., Dec. 28. "Farmer"
BurnSj through the Omaha Bee, has
Issued a challenge In behalf of Frank
Gotch for a wrestling match to any
man in the world, George Hacken
schmtdt preferred, for a side bet of
$20,000, tne winner to take all the
wrestlers' share of the gate money or
SHAKES EL PASO, BREAKS WINDOWS THREE
MILES AWAY AND DOES MUCH DAMAGE.
Plorentino Navarro Meets His Death and a Number, of
Comrades Are Buried Beneath the Debris, But Sev
eral Are Taken Out Alive and Not as Badly
Injured as Others a Greater Distance Away.
Great Havoc Among Houses About
the Smelter and Many Mexicans
Injured More or Less.
In an explosion of blasting powder in the slag
dump at the El Paso smelter at 10 oclock Wednesday
morning, over a score "of people were injured, at least
one man was killed, and a dozen or more were buried for
several hours and had narrow escapes with their lives.
Elorentino Navarro is the only dead man so far re
moved from under the tons of slag blown up by the ex
plosion. Others taken from beneath the pile and still alive,
are: . ' -
Jose Solis, uninjured but badly frightened
Jose Maria Duran, practically uninjured.
Ladislado Garcia, uninjured.
Urbano Gambrano, uninjured except bruised.
Jose Mores, bruised but otherwise unhurt.
Still others are buried imder the slag, but some -are
known to be alive, as rescuers have talked to them.
The El Paso smerrer fr not damaged
or Interfered with In any Tray, and
Operations will go on In all lines as If
there had been no explosion.
The workmen were excavating- tun
nels under the slagplle northwest of the
smelter, preparatory to putting powder
Into he tunnels, sealing then up and
exploding them to break off the slag
when the powder exploded prematurely.
The workmen were la the employ of
the El Paso & Soutarawestern railroad,
for vrhich company the work vras being "lu"b T jc - - -.,
- t .i ' ,-7 k,- children who were playing around their
done. Zone of them were employed ny
the smelter. Tom. Sykes was the fore
man in charge of the gang and he Is
among the injured. He and Whj. Ij.
Davie, carpenter at the smelter, are the
only Americans known to have been
hurt. All the others were Mexicans.
The workmen were preparing to put t
the powder Into the tnnnels. G. F.
Hawks, general superintendent of the
E. P. & S. "YV., who reached the scene
soon after the accident, declared that
' no other damage done. From some un-
known cause the povider exploded!
vihlle being carried into the tunnels!
and the force was such that the entire
community was shaken and windows
yi ere broken three miles away. Even
the earth downtown was badly shaken.
tt""vtt;t.: siit "sit-v
The fact that the men were working j The air for a moment was literally fill
in tunnels saved the lives of those i e --ith flying slag,
who escaped. The tunnels were not com-j Xearhy Shacks Escape.
pletely v recked and they prevented the
- -- - - ,,,, ,
broken mass of slag from falling in on
the men. As soon as the rescuers dared
venture near the scene of tne accident,
they ascertained that at least some of
the men burled were alive, for they
could hear faint calls from below. Jose
Soils was the first man rescued and he
ucuunu mm. uiuir.-. vcrc sun Jmic
the tunnel in which he was working
There Mere four tunnels. Then the dead
body of Florentlno Navarro Mas taken
out. Later as Jose Maria Duran and
Ladislado Garcia were taken from other
tunnels, they reported that c6mrades
were alive Inside and renewed efforts
-were made to save them. In tunnel No.
, from which Garcia Mas taken,, he
declared there were five others and at
2 oclock rescuers could hear them dig
ging in an effort to get to daylight.
Following the accident, many doc
tors were summoned, but It "was ' soon
seen that a few could handle the 1h-
! t.-f!- ro tnnnv t -iTi. rif-fii. ! iintl
,, the oitv
The following persons were treated
at the smelter hospital shortly after
the aecldent, all hurt by flying debris
Refugio Cardena, cuts on body.
Emetidio Rodriguez, cuts on body.
Marque Rodriguez, cuts on body.
Pilar Montoyo, badly cut in back.
Jose Melendez, head crushed and
back cut: may die.
Guadalupe Marquez, cut on head.
Nicolas Mexia, cut on head.
MEXICAN SHOT BY
NEGRO A T VAN HORN
Van Horn, Tex., Dec. 2S. Jeff Cooksey, a negro, shot flannel Diaadev
on of a prominent Mexican family, In the shoulder last night at 9 p. m.
Cooksey Is under arrest avtalting an examining trial. Cooksey, it Is de
clared, was drinking and came to a crowd of boys wrestling in the alfey seas
Dlandc's home and epened fire on the bunch, shooting twice, only one shot
taking effect. '
The feeling was so strong against Cooksey that he was guarded away
from the Jail the remainder of the night, at the Central hotel.
The feeling here is intense against all negroes and they may be asked tc
hunt a more congenial locality at aHy moment.
Jose Ortega, cut on head.
Maria Aqullar, cut on head.
Noverto Trenldo, cut on head.
Ramon Rodriguez, cut on head.
Isabel Heredia, cut on head.
"Victorio Caldlra, cut 6ir-head!?T:5.
Tv"m. Xi. Davie, carpenter5 at smelter,
hand cut by flying glass; lives at 1001
Xorth Stanton -
Tom Sykes, foreman of the gang en
gaged in dynamiting the slag; cut
about the head and body; removed to
Manr Children Braised.
4wti"k'nsv -V,-. flWAi1) T"iA MnTAn T
homes in the neighborhood of the tun
nel work. Their injuries were caused
by fying bits of slag and debris and
all were but scratched and bruised,
none being seriously hurt. Several of
them were bandaged -at- the smelter
hospital, but many were looked after
by their parents.
Smelter Offices Shakes.
The force of the explosion shattered
the windows and doors in the general
Pieces of slag, some of them large,
were hurled hundreds of feet from, tha
scene of the explosion and the roof3
of the buildings all around bore evi-
dence of the force of the explosion In
i l"c . c-n-o uuo .iuc iu. u.cu.
i by nieces of slag hurled up upon thenu
) ine explosion appears to J
force wlth distance in
.tace qhacks close to thf
The explosion appears to have gain-
stances. Shacks close to the scene of
' the explosion still stand apparently in
tact, while houses several hundred
, yards away were badly shaken. Tha
f rt WtOTlV rt"P V A rtAIIOOP a
j distance probably was due principally
i tT,0 - nf sigi, TvVilr -foil
them or was driven against them by
Small Houses "Wrecked.
A small row of houses adjoining the
smelter store were badly damaged y
the force of the explosion and the fur
niture was piled and jumbled up in a
heap in the centers of th'e different
Porfirio "Vera, Maturo Marquez, Luis
Marquez and Domingo Minjares and
their families suffered. Most all of the
children were more or less hurt in
these small homes, and Mrs. Maturo
Marquez, who was sweeping her house
at the time, was thrown to the floor
Practically all the windows in the
main building of tthe smelter were
broken out. Great dents in the roof of
the smelter building were made by the
Mr. Davie, the carpenter, who had
his hand cut by glass. wa: over a quar
ter of a mile from the scene of the ex
plosion. Marcenti Hermanns, a Mexican wo-
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