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EI Paso, Texas,
El Paso's Eapid Growth
Official United States Census
Population 1910 39,279
December 29, 1910 -10 Pages
Population 1900 15,906
Population 1890 W.65S
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Capacity of Water' Works
System to Be -More Than
DETAILS OE WOEK
The instalation of an additional en
gine and pump to force -water into El
Paso from the Mesa pumping plant,
and the sinking of eight, perhaps 10,
new wells 14 inches in diameter, is the
latest move on the part -of the city to
bring the plant to a high state of efficiency-
The new pump has a capacity
?ot 4,090,000 gallons daily, which is
more than is ozsed in the summer, the
average' daily consumption Muring the
summer months being given as about
3,340.000 gallons. With the old pump,
the pumping capacity will be brought
no to 7.500.000 callous daily. The new
engine and pump are being installed, j
Plans for the new wells can ior
sinking holes 14 inches in diameter to
a 600 feet depth. It is thought the
blanket field of water will be
found at depths ranging from 200
to ?50 feet. Owing to the fact that
contrifugal pjumps cannot be used, on
account of the sand, It Is necessary to
secure a 600 foot hole in order to sum
merge the air pipes used for pumping.
The new wells are to be cased and
-will be screened at the water belt. ,
Report of the contemplated work at
the water plant was made at tne
Thursday morning meeting of the
council bv superintendent W. E. Race.
) Jie states that the sinking of the wells
will be commenced asxsoon as possible
and that the wells will be In operation.
It is hoped, by the summer of 1911
Jfew Malax Laid.
Superintendent Race also reported
the laying of 615 feet of six inch pipe
on East Missouri street, between iNobie
and Brown streets; 24 feet of six inch
pipe at the union station to connect
with the Davis street line and 1018
feet of 12 inch pipe on Campbell street,
between "Wyoming street and East Rio
An ordinance was passed at the
council meeting providing that the li
cense on vehicles shall expire at the
end. of ea$jh quarter, rather than at ir
regular intervals during the year.
A resolution was passed transferring
balances amounting to $7,53527, re
maining in various street paving-funds,
to the city's general paving fund, thus
allowing a larger working capital.
A petition asking lor sewer 'connec-.
tions for lot 14and west half of lot
15, block 102, East El Paso, was re
ferred to the police and sanitary com
mittee. SCiaor Report.
The report of chief of police B. F.
Jenkins .for November announced Te-
celpts of 1553-
A petition asking for an arc light
at the corner of Missouri and Santa
Fe streets, was denied.
Grades were adopted for Brown
street, between Nevada and River 1
streets; Magoffin avenue, between Cot
ton avenue and Laurel street, and Ok
lahoma avenue, between Laurel street
and Alameda street.
The final estimate of city engineer
F- H. Todd for the paving of South
Stanton street, amounting to $6923.55
was allowed, and an ordinance was
passed accepting the work from the
Texas Bitulithic -company. An ordin
ance was also passed accepting the
grading on Durango .street.
Health of City.
Dr. W. H. Anderson, city health of
ficer, reported a total of 16 deaths and
14 births the past week. Four of the
deaths were due to tuberculosis and
three to pneumonia.
Remaining cases of various diseases
in the city Include smallpox, four;
diphtheria, four; scarlet fever, one;
chickenpox, three; typhoid fever, four.
Inspections during the week include
meat markets, 293; meat condemned,
75 pounds; dairies, 85; slaughter
houses, 30; cattle, 196; hogs, 98; fruit
and vegetable wagons,' 885; fruit con
demned, 110 pounds.
Sewer commissioner Hadlock report
ed the laying of 150 feet of sewer in
block 65, East El Paso.
HEAVY RAINS FALL
OVER NORTH TEXAS I
Panhandle Gets Downpour
and Drouth at Fort' Worth
Fort Worth, Texas, Dec 29. Reports
received bere this morning from, north
and central Texas and the Panhandle
say a heavy rain dell over a wide area
during tne night, averaging from half
an Inch to over two inches.
Fort Worth and vicinity has been ex
tremely dry for six months. Two
Inches of rain fell at Waco and an inch
Df precipitation was noted west of here.
The rain means thousands of dollars
to farmers and stock men.
GRANDSON OF DAVIS IS
MARRIED IN COLORADO
Colorado Springs, Colo., Dec. 29. Jef
ferson Hayes Davis, grandson of Jeffer
son Davis, who was president of the
confederate states, and Miss Doree De
witt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theo
dore F. Dewitt, of Broadmoor, were
married yesterday afternoon at St.
Stephen's Episcopal church- Mr. and
Mrs. Davis went to California on their
wedding trip and will reside at Gar
field, Utah, where Mr. Davis is with j
the Utah Copper company.
EARTHQUAKES DO GREATv
DAMAGE IN GREECE
Athens Greece, Dec. 29 Vio-
lent earthquakes in the vicinity
of Elis today caused heavy
' damage. The government has
dispatched help. It is not yet
known if there was loss of
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Edna Goodrich, wife of Nat Goodwin, the actor and stock market manip
ulator, who is "lost," and Mrs. Goodwin stepping out of the automobile In
whien they toured Europe. The ardtor rcently arrived in New York. in, a hurry
because ite learned that Ms wife had sold the t magnificent touring car which
he had given her as a -a wedding presjent. The machine cost $12,500, and re
sembled a Pullman coach more than an automobile. It was fitted with a cook
stove 'in a collapsible kitchenette, a bedroom and a-batn room. A tank on
the top of the car carried the -water supply. His journey, .however, proved
fruitless, for he was unable to locate Mrs. Goodwin, though mutual friends
stated that she and her mother, with whom she has been living- were in a sani
tarium at Eakewood, N. J. Goodwin s tates that he has information as to 'ner
thereabouts and will call upon her in a few days.
Difficulties between Goodwin and his wife are understood to have been
settled yesterday. Mr. Goodwin called at the office of his lawyer, -who also
acts for Mrs. Goodwin, 'and entered into an agreement regarding the dispo
sition of the property, saiid to be Valued at $15,000.
The lawyer denied tne agreement had anything to 'do with divorce pro
ceedings or that a legal separation is pending.
"So far as I know," he said, "yesterday's agreement settles "everything
between them" I would know if there was anything' else, as I am attorney
PO WDER EXPLOSION
At 2 oclock Tnursaay only two
bodies had been recovered from the
slagpit near the smelter, where the ex
plosion took place Wednesday morn-
inff These were the bodies of Floren
tine Navarro and Guillermo Dommguez
the latter having been taken out at 4
oclock Thursday morning. Both bodies
were taken from tuhnel No. "
According to the records of the time
keeper, the bodies of Jose Ruiz, M.
Reyes, Juan Tallamantes and Francisco
Hernandez are in hole No. 2. These
four men are missing and it is con
sidered a certainty that they are In
tunnel No. 2, wblch has not yet been
Povrder Expert Arrives.
Powder expert Schlueschen, of the EL
Paso &?fouthwestern system, arrived In
El Paso Thursday morning from Doug
las to investigate the cause of the ex-,
A steam shovel is being employed for
the purpose of excavating to get out
the dead bodies.
Find Guilermo Dead.
At midnight Wednesday the workers
who had labored hard the whole day
and were still at it on the third tun
nel, found Guilermo Dominguez dead
10 feet from the mouth of the tunnel.
He had probably been dead since noon
Wednesday as he had not spoken after
that time. He had been suffocated by
the heavy slag which had pressed upon !
Twenty-five feet from the mouth of
t the tunnel was Joaquin Chapar, who
' was alive and well. He was taken out
, immediately after the dead body of
j Dominguez, which blocked his progress
had been removed.
Another Found Alive.
At 4 oclock Thursday morning Euse
bio Aguilar, who had been imprisoned
in tunnel No. 1, was taken out. He had
been pinned by his ankle and, though
able to SDeak to his rescuers and to
i work a little himself, he could not
down by slag and a timber which had
caved in- Save for a sprained ankle,
he felt perfectly,weil and 'was" removed
to the smelter hospital. '
Steam Shovel Starts.
-At 4 oclock Thursday morning the
gang working on tunnel No. 2, where
the, explosion occurred, had ' unearthed
the' timbers. 'Then it was decided to
set the steam shovel to work, as all the
live men. had been removed from the
other tunnels', and it" was believed that
four dead bodies were still in tunnel
No. 2. The men In this tunnel according
to the timekeeper's list, w,efe Jose Ruiz,
M. Reyes, Juan Talamantes and Fran
cisco Hernandez. -V ,
Cannot Account for Disaster.
At Hoter DIeu ' Wednesday night,
Tom Sikes, the foreman in charge of
the work, told the' physicians that he
could not account' for the explosion.
He said: "TJhe-re were four men in tun
nel No. 2 when the explosion occurred.
I was- near the front of the tunnel and
was blown out. -1 cannot account for
the explosion- unless one of the men
had smuggled in a match. Each man
had been stripped and searched for
matches 'before entering the tunnels.
The ground had been soaked the night
before and then put in the tunnels and
we were just putting in dry dirt when
the explosion occurred."
Sikes, whose collar bone was broken
and who was bruised on the right
knee, is said to be doing very well.
"Work Tlironp-li Night.
Electric lights were strung around
the slag dump at the smelter Wednes-
day night in order that the force of
150 laborers might work with all their
might to rescue Joaquin Chaparro,
buried in tunnel 3 and Mariano Reyes
In hole 1.
After their rescue, the gangs devoted
their attention to the bodies of the
men buried in hole No. 2, the one in
which the - disastrous explosion oc
curred. Kept strong by drinking coffe and
eating food prepared by the -Southwestern,
railroad,, 'the men worked as
only trained laborers can, and turned
over ton after ton of, slag in their ef-
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Reported in Ghihualma Tnat
Mai Paso Has Been Forced
By the Federals.
TO BE RELIEVED
(By Associated Press.)
Chihuahua, Mexico, Dec 29. Chihua
hua is uncertain about? what has hap
pened. That there are a number of
wounded west of this city is made cer
tain by the preparation of a local
hospital to receive them; also by the
fact that a special train left here
last night to bring them in. Whether
the men were wounded in fighting at
Mai Paso in an endeavor to relieve
Navarro or whether the federals got
past that place and joined Navarro
and are enabling him to send in "his
wounded is in doubt.
Official reports say that the federals
got past the pass by detouring and that
no fight occurred there. This being the
case, the supposition is that the
-wounded are those of Navarro's army,
who have been the victims ofi insur
recto rifle fire of the past 10 days.
The main hospital here was ordered
last evening to prepare beds for 60 or
more patients. This may mean that a
battle has been fought, or it may be
merelj' a preparation for an engage-
ment In prospect. Rumors have baen
I current for three days that there has
ueeu a serious njrat between the fed
erals and thft JnSllrrpptnc txract nf V.r,..-.
, but there1 has been no confirmation,
j The only official utterance is "no news."
,The only thing certain is that the hos
pital has been provided with the beds
Two Americans who left Pedernales
Sunday night, reported that up to that
time there had been no fighting there
since the last engagement a week ago.
Another report had it that the rein
forcements under Col. Cuellar had
formed a junction with Gen. Navarro
without bloodshed. Still another report
more generally credited in view of the
.hospital preparations, is that the junc
tion has been formed, but only after
severe fighting thfs side.
Word conies from the Ojlnaga dis
trict that the revolutionists are srrow-
j ing rapidly in strength there- Their
of Chihuahlua while the troops are en
gaged to the west. This report comes
from insurrecto sources.
3Iexico City's News.
Mexico City, Mex., Dec. 29. Federal
troops under command of Gen. Luque
have formed a junction with the forces
under Gen. Navarro near Pedernales,
Chihuahua, according to a telegram re-
j ceived here by government -officials.
ine opinion among officials Is that
a battle will occur at any moment and
they believe that by tonight a,t the
latest they will receive dispatches teli-
l Ing of some enegagement.
The troops now near Pedernales num
ber between 2800 and 3000. They have
been gathered with the purpose of
crushing the rebellion at the earliest
The soldiers under Gen. luque
climbed over hills on the sides of the
Mai Paso canyon instead of marching
through the canyon, the report says,
thus averting the possibility of an am
buscade while going to the camp of
Reports say the troops met with no
opposition on their way to join Gen.
Navarro, and also that the revolution
ists were in the hills and if they did
not give battle to the federals, the
latter would force the fighting in the
territory occupied by the insurrectos.
A government official made the
statement that there had been no fight
ing in any section of Chihuahua for
the last five days, but admitted that
an engagement was hourly expected.
AFTER PARTS FOR
REBEL MACHINE GUN
Insurrecto Colonel in City
!Froni Ojinaga' on
Insurrectos are in El Paso for the
purpose of securing hoppers for ma
chine guns. Jose Perfecto Eomeli, col
onel of the insurrectos stationed at
Ojinaga, is in the city accompanied
by one of his aides, a captain In the
ranks, and they are having these hop
pers for a machine gun made by a local
blacksmith in the Mexican part of
This aide, who declined to state his
name, declared that they were not here
for the purpose of securing recruits for.
the cause, but merely to obtain parts
for their guns. He said that the first
guns and ammunition for the insur
rectos at Ojinaga were secured from
headquarters at San Pedro, Coahuila,
and that the Insurrectos are now in
possession of Ojinaga and on the de
fensive there, having killed two offi
cials who faced them in battle array,
and that the troops sent out against
He further said that none of the
men in the ranks nor the officers of
lesser rank know where Madero Is, but
h's present whereabouts is known to
the men higher up. He said-positively:
"We will win." When asked for what
he and the rest of the insurrectos were
fighting, he exhibited the declaration
of Francisco Madero.
There are many insurrecto sympa
thizers in El Paso in the Mexican por
tion of town and they are kept ad
vised of the actions of the federal
troops by friends in Chihuahua, as is
proved by the receiDt of a letter from
there bearing no signature.-
The letter sent from Chihuahua
reads: "At 5 oclock on the morning
of Dec. 24 a train with a corps of
artillery left this city, and at 9 oclock
three trains with 2000 soldiers on board
also left there for the mountains."
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"Countess" and "Count" D'Aulby and their Chateau de la Tour. At Tours,
France, recently the count was placed on trial charged with having swindled
the duchess de Cnoiseul out of 200,000 in a sale of spurious old masters. It
is believed his trial will disclose the truth of the wonderful pretensions, ro
mances and adventures of 'Bob -Dalby, ' the son of a little English tailor, alias
As "Prince" Borgletto, "Prince" I?uzignan and "Count" d Aulby de
Gatigny Dalby has cut a -V.ide.' swath' in. the, family and. artistic affairs of two
His trial has an unusual international interest, for the complaining duch
esse ii the widow of Charles Hamilton Paine, the many-time millionaire of
Bostqn, and her present husband, the duke de Cnoiseul, to whom sho was
recently married, had an American 'mother, Mary, daughter of Malcolm Forbes
Gen Lee Christinas With
1600 Men Marching to
Attack Ceiba. - i
New Orleans, La,, Dec. 29. 41
$ Reports received here late last
Zr night say that a revolution has
i broken out in Honduras and f
that a fignt is going on along
3 the Honduran-Nicaraguan bor- i
der, 20 miles below Cape Gra.- 4
According to "wireless reports the
forces are being led by Gen. Dee Christ
mas, who was to have met 1600 men,
many of them Americans, on the Nica
raugan border witlu 40 days' provis
ions. It is believed Ceiba Is the ob
jective point of the advancing revolu
tionists. It is understood the plan of
attack is for Gen. Christmas to force
his way inland, while Gen. Befilla at
tacks Ceiba from the Puerto Cortez
side, leaving the steamer Hornet,
which is said to be now heavily
armed, at Puerto Cortez while that
port is held under her guns.
BOY SHOOTS FARMER
Pulls Trigger, of Gun Held
by Piatt's Sister When
Shreveport, La.. Dec. 29. Hilton
Loyd Piatt, a farmer died this morn
ing from the effects of a wound re
ceived when acciGentally shot by a
twelveyearold negro yesterday. Piatt
and his sisten were hunting near Grand
Cane and the. negro boy accompanied
them as a servant. The girl carried a
shotgun and, frightened at an ap
proaching bull, the negro pulled the
trigger while the gun was still In tne
girl's hand,' the " load entering Piatt's
BRYAN STANDS BY
THE OLD PLATFORM
'Says Democrats Have Been
Vindicated by Election '
and Other Events.
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 29. -W. J. Bnan
has Informed Albert J. Almoney, of
Baltimore that he cannot attend tne
Jackson Day celebration Januarj' 17,
Mr. Bryan says:
"It will be impossible for me to be
present, and I hesitate to send a letter
to be read at the celebration lest It
might prove a discordant note, if, as I
would infer from the preliminary arrangement,-
those who originated It
are dissatisfied with the last Demo
cratic National platform. That plat
form was satisfactory to the party two
years ago, andi is satisfactory to the
rank and file now. The victory last
month was, in my judgment, largely
due to the fact that several planks of
the platform had already been vindi
cated by events and events have since
tne election vindicated other planks."
FIND BODIES OF
TWO MINE VICTIMS
Denver, Colo., Dec. 29. The bodies
of Louis and Frank Merrick, two
American boys, victims of the explosion
and fire in the Deyden Coal company's
mine at Leyden two weeks tga. were
found early this morning about 500 feet
from shaft No. 1. The- bodies were
completely covered with dust and had
apparently been passed over, by the
rescuing parties more than once. Both
had died from suffocation.
VAN HORN IS TO HAVE
A NEAV LODGE OF MASONS
Van Horn lodge 102S, A. F. & A. M.,
will be formally installed Saturday
night at Van Horn, Texas. Prominent
El Paso Masons will go there to con
duct the instalatijon ceremonies. Those
who will have charge of the instalation
are Tom Lea, jr.. E. W. Pew. L. F.
Gillett and John Mason.
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CasastQrandeswas attacked Wednes
day morning, according to what ap
pears, to be reliable information- The
outcome is not known here, neither the
number 'of insurrectes 'attacking, or the
number df those 'defending the town
Francisco Mateus. mayor of Casaa
Grandes, has appealed to governor
Terrazas for troops. His message was
sent by a horseman. who rode from
Casas Grandes to Ascencion, a cross
country ride of about 40 miles. The
message was telegraphed from Ascen
cion, where the ledefal telegraph line
from Juarez terminates- Received in
Juarez" Wednesday "afternoon, the mes
sage was at once relayed over the na-
1 tionai telegraph lines, between the bor
der city and the city of Chihuahua.
"We will resist to the last cartridge,"
said the jefe politico, but requesting
the governor to send troops at once.
He informed the governor that the in
surrectos had- demanded the surrender
of the town, which is the railroad cen
ter of a prosperous agricultural dis
trict, in which, are colonies Dublan and
Juarez, two Morjnon settlements.
R&ilroad Official Gets the News.
News of the demand to surrender wa3
also received "-by George Rutledge, di
vision superintendent of the Mexico
1 North Western railway, who returned.
to Juarez Wednesday afternoon. Mr.
Rutledge, who has been rebuilding the
destroyed bridges north of Guzman,
Also heard a report of actual fjghting
at Casas Grandes. At S:30 oclock Wed
nesday morning he was talking with a
bridge foreman over the company tele
graph wires, which are being used for
telephone connection- The Mexican
foreman was talking from a point 50
kilometers north of Casas Grandes,
and the superintendent was IIS kilo
meters below Juarez. The foreman
said that the insurrectos had demanded
the surrender of Casas Grandes, and
that the mayor had refused. He also
said that a railroad employe who had
come from Casas Grandes reported
that shooting had begun early in the
morning. When the superintendent
asked for more information, the wire
snapped and all connection "was broken.
"Vires Repeatedly Cut.
Since the first trouble on the local
division last week, the company wires
below Guzman have been repeatedly
repaired by linemen. only to be cut
again by insurrectos. There has been
no communication south of Guzman
since Mr. Rutledge lost his Informant
Wednesday morning, and the railroad
superintendent believes that the insur-
1 rectos have placed armed men along
the line to prevent any repairs of the
May Re Soldiers There.
Government officials believe that
there are soldiers at Casas Grandes.
One hundred and fifty cavalrymen 10
days ago were brought to Gallego on
the National Railways about midway
between Juarez and the city of Chihua
hua, and they marched across country
to protect the points along the Mexico
North Western road. However, travel
ers and railway men who were in at
Pearson and Casas Grandes before the
traffic on the line was prohibited last
week, say that no soldiers had been
seen at any of those points, and" that
only a few rurales were stationed at
Casas Grandes. If that is true, the
soldiers are in some undisturbed sec
tion, or proceeded south toward Ma
dera, an unlikely movement.
Insurrecto Force Not Large.
As to the force of the insurrectos
about Casas Grande's, another question
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