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El Paso's Rapid Growth
Official United States Census
Population 1910 39,279
Population 1900 15,906
Population 1890 10,338
From Left to Right Hon. George
fcommerce and labor; Hon. Philander
Itary of the navy; Hon. James Wiletan, Io
Railroad Is Opened West of
Chihuahua and Wounded
(THE FIGHTING IS
NOT NEARLY OVER
Chihuahua, Mexico, pec 20. If of
ficial reports are. true, and develop
ments appear to confirm claims made
by the federals, then the first stage of
the Insurrection in western Chihuahua
Is over and the second nasvbegun.
The government believes that "the !
insurrectos fought their last organized
battle at Pedernales two wee"ks ago, J
and that they have split into small
bands, which it will take months to
catch and subdue.
These reports are confirmed by the
fact t'nat Mai Paso, the key to the rail
road, is free of them and that Gen
Navarro is now In control of the situa
tion all along the line. The train or
, dered -to proceed to Pedernales for
wounded has not been disturbed arid as
Is proceeds, it is repairing the track
nd restoring the wiresr which were
' torn down or ut by the Insurrectos:
iWben this work is completed, the train
will stop at Pedernajes and take on
board the- wounded of Gen. Navarro's
AVoHnded Have No Attention.
These have DCen compelled to gjt
alons with the crude" attention of a
field hospital since the fights" at
Cerro Prieto three weeks ago and
Pedernales and Mal Paso."
The government reiterates its state
ment that the pass was unoccupied and
that a junction was formed -with Gen.
.Navarro by the r-rnforcemonts without
seeing the enemy. There could be
no better" truth to confirm this than the
fact that 'the government train is now
In the pass which was formerly the
The latter apparently exercised .dis
cretion and retired in "the face of a
greatly superior foe. With their ex
treme mobility, the insurrectos are still
capable' of making trouble and federals
must proceed cautiously, as the swift
moving horsemen of the revolutionists
can rally two or three hundred men at
short notice to attack any Inferior av
tachment which may become Isolated.
Foreigners who are hejavily, inter
ested financially in the affected dis
trict face a long period of business
stagnation. Tbej ;say it will take
months to pacify' the western part of
cue state even if tnere are no serious
developments- in the eastern and north.
Information from the Ojinaga dis
trict Is to the effect that the revolu
tionists in that section are mobilizing
and have sent word to their western
comrades to liold out until the former j
can advance on this city. One rumor
went eo far, as to place the date at
January 18. These reports lak con
firmation, save for the bare fact that
the district does support a body of in
surrectos whoge numbers are not
CoL Guzman. Dies.
Col. Martin L. Guzman, who was in
-command of the troop train wnich was
shot up at Mai Paso, died of his- wounds
yesterday. He was one of the best
known soldiers in Mexico.
4X1. QUIET AT CASAS
GRAXDES ON SUNDAY
Former police chief W. A. Mitchell
and hunting prty have returned from
the Casas Grandes region. They pass
ed through Casas Grandes Sunday and
.all was quiet there at that time. They
went overland to Columbus, N. M., and
Icamc In from there by train.
W. Wickersham, New York, attorney general; Hon. Richard A. Ballinger, "Washington,
C. Knox, Pennsylvania, secretary of
wa, secretary of agriculture; Hon. Franklin McVeagh, Illinois, secretary of the treasury
Insurrectos Appear to Be at
Bay With Small Chances
of Winning Fight.
Chihuahua, Mex., Dec 30. "The in
surrectos south of Chihuahua are at
bay. It now seems only a matter of a
short time before they will be either
kllled off, or starved off. The insur-
rectos are victims of apremature up-
rising: thev are unsreneralert m n-
This is a statement made by a prom
inent railroad official who has just re
turned from the vicinity of San An
tonio, where th insurrectos and fed- J
erals are at camp, after being promised
that his name would not be used in
"When I left San Antonio, the trdops !
were camped in a semi-circular line, '
with ttfe Tebel forces, which number I
less than 900, in the center. - j
"It is upon this field that undoubt- j
edly' the -decisive battle will be fought, '
decisive, for if the federals win, it will J
mark virtually the end of -the rebel-
lion, and if the insurrectos are sue- ;
cessful, It may mean months of, fight-
Ing. . - j
All Sorts of Arms.
"Tfie insurrectos possess about as
many different kinds of arms as they
ha'e men. Under this condition It will
be utterly impossible for them to se
cure proper ammunition supplier. They
have rifles of all sizes and makes, and
many are armed with shot guns.
"Gen. Navarro left Chihuahua with
800 men, and of this number, he still
has 650 in fighting condition, not to
-""I am told -that he has declared he
will be able, to 'exterminate', the rebels
fn the next battle, which" I have been
Informed, will occur within a very few
"Several times a day while I was
on the scene, preliminary skirmishes
took place, in which, usually, only a
few soldiers were killed or wounded.
Little' Hope for Insurrectos.
"I can see little hope for the insur
rectos' escape, or even a prolongation
to any extent of their warring. They
are greatly outnumbered, and, though
they have . an advantage ofo being
familiar with this mountainous coun
try, the much better equipment of the
troops, and their number, 'all go to
make the prospects of insurrecto suc
cess far from bright.
"But there Is one thing certain
every relel will die fighting, if he has
a choice of that or capture."
While a half hundred Americans
bound for Madera, are waiting not
patiently at Chihuahua Tor repair work
to be done, on the Mexico North West
ern road, part of which was torn up
about two weeks ago by insurrectos,
a group of railroad men have been
sent out, guarded by a half score of
(Continued on Page Four.)
; MAN IN
Fit. Worth, Tex., Dec 30. Will WIjririnB. aire 75. viho vrnc hrnnli.
emergency hospital at' the city jail lant
his body havinjr been badly mutilated
bad been chewed off and an eye eaten
to the hospital,
state; Hon. Prank H. Hitchcock, Massachusetts,
Only Eleven -Other Cities in
The United States Grew
Faster in Ten Years.
IS IN LIST OF 22
Washington, D. C, Dec. 30. El Paso
is 12th city in the United States In
point of Increased growth during the
' Pt 10 years. Recently the census bu-
reau announced it as tenth, but at that
I time the population or "Washington
state had not been announced and
when this state came in. both Seattle
and" Spokane had grown faster than El
Paso. Oklahoma still holds first place
with a percentage of Increase in her
growtft-of 539.7, having Increased from
10,037 in 1900 to 64,205 in 1910. The
j ? a&?L?Z?Jr
kogee, Birmingham, Ala.; Pasadena,
Cal. Los Angeles, Berkeley, Cal.;
Flint, Mich.; Seattle, Spokane, Fort
"Worth, and Huntington, W. Va. El
Paso ranks No. 12 in point of growth,
with a percentage of 146.9.
Only 22 cities in the country more
than doubled their population during
the past 10 years, and El Paso has the
honor of being one of these. Other
cities in the list of 22 besides those
named above, and following El Paso
in their relative order, are: Tampa. I
Fla.; Schenectady, N. Y.; Portland, Ore.;
Oakland, Cal.; .San Diego, Cal.; Ta
coma. Wash.; Dallas, Wichita, Kans.;
Waterloo, Iowa, and "Jacksonville, Fla.
Of these 22 honor roll cities, 10 of them
are In the west, eight in the south,
and four In the north, showing that
the south and west are both outgrow
ing tlje north.
Not a city In the west of over 25,
000, showed a decrease during the past
10 years, although one in the south
and two in the north showed decreases,
a total -of only three in the" country.
One of these was Chelsea, Mass., which
showed a decrease four and eig'ht
tenths percent, dropping from 34,072
in 1900 to 32,452 this year. Galveston,
Tex... was another, that. city showing
a decrease of two and one-tenth per
cent. St. Joseph, Mo., made the poor
est showing of any city In the United
States by dropping" off 24.8 percent,
from a poulation- j 102,979 in 1900 to
77,403 in 1910.
The greatest advance in. relative
standing of cities, was made by Los
Angeles, Cal., wliicb, jumped from 34th
place in 1900 to 17th lnvl910. .
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4 URGE PERU TO TAKE
4r r , DISPUTE TO HAGfe
4- Lima, Peru, Dec. 30. A joint
4" note from the the Mediating
powers, the United States, Bra-
4 zjl and Argentina, was pre-
5" sented to the government today,
4 advising Peru to submit the
4" boundary dispute with Ecuador
f" to The Hague tribunal. The
4" feeling here is that Ecuador
4" will not accept the suggestion
and -that war will follow.
nlprht, vras ' found 'dead this mornlnj,-, !
by rata during the night. One hand j
out, Thc man was ick when taken
secretary of the interior; Hon. Charles E. Nagel, Missouri, secretary of
postmaster general; Hon. George Von E. Meyer, Masachuseets, secre
; Hon. Jacob M. Dickinson, Illinois, secretary of war.
I 1 I III is I I i II u II
I r I Lf O 1 rO II iSS film
Believed to Have Been
Poisoned Are Found at
Belen, This County.- ' ,
DOG- IS ALSO
Ellas Provencio, aged 46, his wife,
about the same age, and a boy named
Garcia, aged 14, son of Mrs. Provencio, j
jinfl th( familv doc. were found dead
Friday morning at 930 in their home,
near Belen, Tex., this county.
The people lived on the old Patterson-
ranch adjoining i. vM. Coker's
ranch, two and a half miles east of
The cause of the death isiot-known.
but is believed to have been from eat
ing poisoned food.
The bodies were discovered by a
man named Garcia, who was riding by
the ranch. He broke in the window
when nobody answered his call, and
found the family dead. The house was
The woman was lying on the bed
-and the man and boy on the floor.
The dog. was in the same room. It was
a small' Chihuahua dog."
Apparently nothing was missing
from the house and there was no in
dication of foul play.
I. Blum, justice of the peace at Belen,
held the inquest, but has not yet ren
dered a verdict- -He telegraphed for
county physician Hugh White, who
went down this afternoon to make an
examination of the bodies.
CLOSE CALLS IN
One Killed, 13 Injured and
Badies Dropped Three
St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 30. An uniden- j
tided woman was killed and 13 other
persons injured, three fatally, ,in a fire
that destroyed Concord apartment
house, on Eleventh street, between
Minnesota ' and Robert streets, early
Ten families were driven out into
zero weather, clad only in night attire.
Three babies were safely dropped from
the third floor into the arms of fire
men. NEW DISTRICTS TO
BE IN WEST TEXAS
Austin, Tex., Dec. 30. -With the an
nouncement today by secretary of state
I Townsend of the results of the Texas
j congressional elections, It develqps
J that two new congressional districts
which tne state is now entitled to will
bo created from a division of the dis
tricts of Slayden, Garner, Smith and
Stephens all in southwest Texas and
the panhandle. East, central and north
Texas gains were not large enough
to warrant new districts.
DAN COTJGKSLIN 13
DEAD IN HONDURAS
New Orleans, La., Dec. 30. Dan
Coughlin, one of the principal figures
in the famous Dr. Cronln murder mys
tery in Chicago, and who is now wanted
in that city on a charg? of jury brib
ing, Is dead at San Pedr6. JSonduras.
Washington, D. C, Dec 30. The pop
ulation of Cleburne, Tex., is 10,364,
compared with 7493 in 1900-
a feIllsll II J ls?l ill WW I WfeBi WJi
.G-erman Sscientists Examine
Animal and FindHe Can
Speak Seven Words.
Berlin, Germany, Dec. 30. The claim
of a gamekeeper near Hamburg that
his dog can speak German and has an
understanding of the language suffl-
cient to answer questions intelligently,
has been taken so seriously by German
scientists that professor Pfungst, of the
University of Berlin, headed a commis
sion of investigation.
It is stated that they found the dog
possessed of a vocabulary of seven
J words which were clearly articulated.
Of the number, four were words of
two syllables. It Is asserted that the
dog understands what Is sa,id to him
and rep'lies to inquiries of strangers
within the limits of his knowledge of
the language without suggestion from
his owner. J
GIVES HER LIFE
Girl formerly in Edcli Musi
cal Comedy Company
Dies at Tucson.
Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 30. Sacrificing
her life - for that of her baby, - Mrs.
James Edgar, who was Hazel Leroy, of
theRich Musical Comedy company, he
fore her marriage, died last night
despite efforts of four ohysicians, who
labored hard to save her! 'The baby
also died. Edgar is a waiter ""in the
Cabinet cafe here.
OLDFIELD AND JEF
FRIES IN AUTO WRECK!
San Diego, Calif., Dec 30. Speeding
toward the Mexican line at a rate of 40
miles an hour, a big car driven by
Barney Oldfield and containing besides
himself, former heavyweight champion
Jim Jeffries, went into a ditch near
National City this morning, turned
turtle and was completely wrecked.
Both Oldfield and Jeffries were thrown
violently to the ground but escaped
with a few minor injuries.
Another automobile following vand
driven by Frank Chance, captain of the
Chicago National baseball team, picked
up Jeffries and Oldfield and the trio
proceeded on to Mexico on a hunting
4 NO REVOIiUTIOX IN 4.
4" HONDURAS TO DA""3. 4.
4" Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Dc 4
4 30. Rumors of political dls-
4 turbances continue to reach 4
4 the capital, but so far as known 4
4 here, they are baseless. Up to 4
4" date there ha? been no revolu- 4"
4 tlon in the country and no 4.
4 sign of an uprising. There have 4
4 been no assassinations and no 4
4 political Imprisonments. 4
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 30 The State
Bank of New Palestine near here was
broken "into early today and the safe
robbed cf $6416. Not a penny of the
bank's deposits was left
Tomorrow beiag the last Saturday or
the month, Th'e Herald carriers will
present bills for the month of Decem
ber. Subscribers will kindly note the
above and be ready for the boy-
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Former Slated to Slide; Latter Is Not Willing to Play
. Second Fiddle to Wickersham J. A. Tawney Is
, Boosted for Ballanger's Job.
New York. N. T., Dec 30. President Taft will, shake up-his, cabinet Ik
March, according to a Washington dispatch printed in 'the New YorkfPrg.
According to this story the .following are slated for removal:
Secretary .of thfi. Interior Ballinger. ' . 4 "v
Secretary of the treasury MacVeaglu ( ' , -
Secretary of state Knox.
Secretary of agriculture Wilson.
Wm. Lioeb, jr., collector of the port of New York,. and Charles f. Norton,
secretary to the president, are mentioned as possible successors to Mr. Mac
Veagh. The rumor as to Mr. Loeb is made more Interesting by a publlsheU
statement in the Herald that president Taft has won Mr.. Loeb away from
Theodore Roosevelt and hereafter the collector of the port will be the dis
penser of federal patronage of New York state.
The Press asserts that strong influence is being brought to bear to have
representative Tawney of Minnesota made secretary of the interior. The dis
patch adds that so many senators admit a knowledge of president Taft's re
organization plan that there can be little doubt that a shake-up is coming.
Knox TV'aBts to Qalt.
"It seems settled," the dispatch says, "that secretaries Ballinger and Mac
Veagh are to go, the latter largely on account of his health- It remains with
Knox to decide whether he is to remain.
"Attorney general Wickersham is blamed for the blow to the amfeitlon
of secretary Knox. Indeed, it is said that the controling influence of Wicker
sham in many white house matters, backed, by senator ' Root's advice, has
much to do with the desire of Knox, to retire. He feels that he Is not the
ranking member of the cabinet and that his plans have been unduly inter
Tawaey's Friends Busy.. .
'Ballinger must get out. He finds that the sentiment of many former
senate friends is against .him and the b elief is that his resignation has been
filed to take effect on March 4. This seems so settled that powerful friends
of" James A. Tawney already have begun to work in his '"behalf with the
president. They say there is.no doubt of his fitness and that 'the appointment
would be popular. His- defeat to congress they do not regard, as- a factor
vagainst him, but the president will hes itate before putting into, his, cabinet a
man who was rejected for "the" hotfse ofrepresentatives'last month by a-strong
.Republican constituency.. It is said a majority of the Republican-senators
'will get behind Tawney." ' .
TWO TO WNS A TTACKED
IN. VERACRUZ STATE
Mexico City, Mex., Dee.30. A special to thc Mexican Herald last xJsht
from Cordoba, state of Veracruz, "said aa attack oh that city vras expected
' before morning. .
The telegram stated that an armed body of men numbering aboat 1C at
tacked and took San Felipe de La Punta and Oraealca, two mountain towns,
during the day- According to the dispatch, the' government offices were
i looted and., arms taken from private persons. The towns mentioned have
about 500 inhabitants each. ,
r Great excitement is said to prevail at Cordoba and active preparations
iere made late In the afternoon to defend the city should it be attacked last
The officials viere ready with an explanation. A. high government of Ti
dal said that "official advices" of the trouble at Cordoba and vicinity had
been received but that no great "importance was attached to it. He said the
men who made tho attacks on the mountain towns were ''bandits whoe leader
was recently released from prison in Orizaba."
In "speaking of the situation he said:
'We have reason to believe that onlj -10 men vcre implicated and that
their object was robbery. It may be that the men sympathize with the revo
lutionists in the northern part of tho country, and in addition to a desire to
plunder, wished to detract attention from the activities in the state of Chi
huahua. "We have a large number of troops in the vicinity of Cordoba and they
will go at once in search of the 'bandits,' who are making trouble in that
part of the state of Veracruz." ,
m RESTORED PEACE
New York, N. Y., Dec SO. Peace has
come to Chinatown at last With all
the ceremonial display that might
characterize an International treaty.
On X.eong Tong and the Four Brothers
society solemnly affixed their seals
and signatures at midnight to a docu
ment which reestablishes friendly re
lations after years of bloody warfare.
El Paso, Texas,
December 30, 1910 -12 Pages
1 REBELLION FEARED
London. Eng, Dec. 30. Private ad
vices from Lisbon today confirm the
publiished statements that decided un
rest and dissatisfaction prevail there,
particularly among the working
An uprising against the provisional
government is threatened, but no out
break has yet occurred.