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SI Paso's Rapid Growth
El Paso, Texas,
December 31, 1910 -22 Pages
Official United States Census
Population 1910 .-39,279
Population 1900 15,906
Population 1890 10,338
ROAD IS OPEN SOUTH TO SABINAL
Superintendent George Rutledge, of
the Mexico North Western's local di
vision, has left his work train at Guz-
most southern point on the local di
vision. He "will not attempt to repair
any of the wires on the way, since
that has been prohibited by the insur
man, to which point the burned bridges rectos, but the lineman will send word
'nave been repaired, and Is nroceedlne- ! :wi . u i...,
'nave been repaired, and is proceeding
to San Pedro by hand car. San Pedro
Is 18S kilometers from Ciudad Juarez,
and is in the center of a rich mining
district where the Candelaria and Leon
mines are located. It was reported re
cently that a large body of insurrectos
were mobilizing there, in addition to
those about Casas Grandes, and it Is
the intention Of the railronrJ nffJofnl
to meet some of the leaders and. come I ive
to an understanding regarding the
prospects of the road.
Sees Xo Insurgents.
Mr. Rutledge telephoned Friday aft
ernoon from Chaparral, a short dis
tance south of Guzman, that he 'nad
seen no Insurrectqs. He telephoned
again Saturday, morning from Sab-inal,
still farther south, and yet reported
nothing new. It is expected that he
will reach San Pedro early Saturday
afternoon, and then may receive defi
nite Information about Casas Grandes.
A company lineman who departed on
the superintendent's work train is on
his way in a hand car to Pearson, the
as soon as possible as to what has oc
curred at Casas Grandes, still cut off
Road May Be Open Soon.
An embargo placed on freight by the
Mexico North Western after the burn
ing of the nine bridges has been raised.
There is a large quantity of freight
waiting in El Paso, and 'is being sent
over to Juarez. This is done prospect-
that the insurrectos have either
lighting at Mai Paso
There Was Any, Only a
HOW MAL PASO
Chihuahua, Mex., Dec 31.-
no confirmation of reports
which was confidently expected
"With a rush the infanry climbed
the heights and flooded all along the
side of the canyon, but not an insur
gent appeared in sight. Everywhere
the countryside and even the ranch
houses were deserted. It seemed as
if all the life had gone out of the
"Without any opposition the infan
try lined the sides of the canyon and
the artillery followed and in silence,
so far as any noise of battle was con
cerned, the passage of the famous
canyon of Mai Paso was made without
the loss of a man or the sight of the
Wireless at 3Ial Paso.
A wireless station win v.o enh.
, lished upon the heisrhts of Mm Pnsn
-There is and a guard will be placed there to
that Col. fOOK after "s safety and another will
nnrKe of Guzman havo hetn rrnrri hv
the jrork train sent from Juarez, but
the Ttork train sent from Pearson was
turned back by the rebels and did no
work on the four destroyed bridges
south of Guzman. Mr. Rutledge now is
making: an inspection of the letter
group of gridges and reports that only
two, of 150 feet span each, will re
quire much" work. If not prohibited by
force, the road will be open for traffic
Jefe of That City Says In
surgents Flee For Sonora,
Parral, Chihuahua, Dec 31. The sol
diers under the command of Capt.
Rodriguez at Balleza made another im
portant capture during the 'weelcwhen
they rounded up .five more alleged
men were found encamped ' .short dis
lance, irom the town of Balleza, beyond
this city, last Tuesday night, and from
information furnished the government
fIT-lf tVn TilrMf IT rf niT7man m TrHli
allow passenger and freight trains to Luque's reinforcements lost heavily in ?,J-! "P a Pedernales or Ciudad
bring relief to Casas Grandes and ,, , ,- , , v uuerrero, as the necessities of the case
Pearson. The five bridges destroyed A, , .. mi!. ,
uzman have been repaired by! ro' nor inat uie nSnt m Jlal JaLSO on - " , 'ireiess station on the summit
A J A -T T 1 A. I -VKTn.l-nncAr,- ,.- . . .. I Of Mai PaSO Will ht nr-fTirl,rl TT-.tV. ft,.
iv cunrauaj l.lO Ul 11IIIJU1 lilllL II1UUOI" i a i ... avav.va mui nit:
. latest electric batteries which will
tlons; irna Protection against any attack
A Mexican rumor has it that -the in- oy the insurgents, as these batteries
surrectos, lost 24 killed and that the i v'Til1 ork at a distance of some 200
federal loss was five kilted and 15 j nt th? moVl!1 tie.r,They
wounded. This also is unconfirmed. Kv be cabll lfWer,lu kild and
??. "? unaea arrived jle armuM ftiS 2 "1
UC1B .mursaay nignt is untrue. Beds to cross thP inridi,il u , Z 1
for the reception of 100 wounded have ' XtJzVleJlnes of defence
been prepared at the Porfirio Diaz Inrirent, AVni r '
hospital, but they were still unoccu- Preparations wil . h? 'I?"0 '
pied last night. Information from of- fof an active SnL ' -at ne
ficial sources that thrs fo i- r5..5 cUr? campaign against the
varro's dh i iZ ' " ,i 7Z Z . ' "liUl seni.s oy uens. Navarro and
generally believ deAte the skep! ' tornowln-themnte'th SS" T,
tiefsm whioh nr,iin,rn,. c ,-,.. ! ZZ. " . ln tnem into the hills should
from government sources. ' ! I, pVcted that Twm ' PC
Such wounded as there may be from Lie untfl the Vho?e rnnntr"' '
the 'Wednesday fiffht of coirs, win h 5 J J!1 ?,e cou.ntry 1S Paci"
nsrfi for QC c oc .- ;: J V., ' "4 L"c ic-l-L inat tne insurgents
. iuvu M a. Lio.111 rail gui
through Mai Paso.
The train which is repairing the
track west to Navarro's position at
Pedernales has passed San Antonio. It
will bring back the wounded when
An official report is received here
stating that Col. Escudero. command
ing a scouting force of the federals,
encountered a band of insurrectos in
Mai Paso on Wednesday, and that aft
er some fighting the insurrectos re
tired, .no details were given with re
gard to killed or wounded. The re
port was sent by ,Col. Luque to Gen.
Hernandez: commanding the Chihua-
nua military zone. The fight followed
Col. Luque's passage of Mai Paso
earlier in the week, which was with
out fighting. Col. Luque declared that
the pass was cleared and it was be
who asked for the repair train which
left here Thursday morning.
crossed into Sonqra ,from Chihuahua; yesterday the.pass, ih belated infor-
ioa Monday tf this week, andjwere met
iu it cuuuua; xuu put iu iuui, lOTuuh - """ ncuc mc ui) IflCOUXtt
one dead and. 10prisers, besides 17 "e pass without molestation or sisrht
First Battle in That State Is
Fought With Small Band
MINER HAS HIS
Cananea, Dec- 30. Official advices
state that a band of 25 insurrectos
-Tr,.! r y,a inCM..fvrftriT1.c ti,0 rifles, -a large quantity Tof ammunition of the Insurrectos! Tuque's report In-I
-members of the "nj.
men srero found encamnefl a short dis- i: drT?npr! tn mni.f r. . - .
plies. dalned to molest the car or preferred
Th.e advices state that the prefect of ' tat the Impression should go forth
Moctezuma, -vvas apprised of the pres- ; mat tne pass was unoccupied. In the
A-n.A .. T, n in...HMn.nn .js x. -m4- . arcarifi nr Am:.i a . .
uiu nut oner any opposition to the
passage of Mai Paso shows that thev
have lost considerable in both strength
and confidence, it is generally be
lieved. TO DISCUSSREVOLT
IN U. S. SENATE
'Talk of American Interven
tion, Though Remote To
A rumor has reached here from
Washington stating that efforts will be
made by the Madero government, in
case a decisive victory is won and Chi
huaW is taken, to have the United
States offer Mexico its friendly diplo
matic offices, with a viip n.r ...!., J
about -a close of hostilities, hv ,.o,;
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TEXAS & PACIFIC
TRAIN IS WRECKED
East Bound Passenger De
railed Near Mesquite,
10 Persons Injured.
Dallas, Tex., Dec. 31. The Texas &
Pacific, eastbound passenger train. No.
7, was derailed near Mesquite at 7
oclock this morning. Two coaches
were overturned and eight or 10 pas
sengers were injured, but none serious
ly. A relief train has been sent to bring
the Injured to Dallas. A broken rail
was the cause of the accident.
Nearly every passenger in the two
overturned coaches was ininrer? The
.most seriously injured are: Mrs. J. G.
Alexander of Dallas, wife of the chief
of Dallas detectives; "W. T. McFarland,
Clovis. S. C; Mrs. Carrie Cole, Terrell:
Miss Mary Fooshee. Terrell; J. M.
Stewart, Corsieana; R. TV. Wilson,
Kemp; Mrs. B. N. Johnson. Deo; T. Z.
Brown. Midland; William Flanagan
(negro) and two sons.
Xcw Orleans, La., Dec. 31. John 15. Moisant, the avistor, was fatally in
jured this morn-Ins while trying to mnk e a landing: at Hnrahan, three milea
above 'ew Orleans. Ills machine turned head down at an altitude of 100
feet, thro-wing- Motaant out head first. The machine vcaj wrecked. Moisant
died shortly after beln picked up.
Ilarahan is 12 miles from the center of Xevr Orleans. On. ene side Hes
the Mississippi river anil on the other a small? "sHrip "of dense svramp land
separates it from lakePojgohartralu.
The air' currents of that sectionare peculiar, Rales fre5B?tIr svreepinjc
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TO JAIL FOR
Mve Men Get Prison Sen
tences in Ohio for Elec
West Union, Ohio, Dec 31. Judga
Blair sent five Manchester men to jail
this morning on charges of vote sell
ing. These are the first jail sentences
actually executed, although suspended
sentence had been placed over every
one oi more than 200 who have pleaded
guilty. The courtroom this morning
was filled with voters from the ex
treme eastern section of Adams coun
ty, who had walked all night to arrive
early and make pleas of guilty. Total
Indictments to date are 1141. The five
men this morning were sentenced each
to a fine of $100 and eight months in
the workhouse with disfranchisement
for five years.
. .--wv M..iAi ..1UC1 i -.
can control; the votes to be subject to nff "vrhlrts In tho air which hav been noted as dangerous by several aviators-.
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JIUiAUUl 4AJ, JI1BCCU' U A 1'Ul WAAA. J
-.Vifx t c......r.Ac. nvt.-. I. rm1' UllKPnnO tT r r . I n C2 1. . ..
oiivc va. -"c iiiauuctiuo axaiu nc "cut -. a uciuais UiilciaiS PeiieVC
iout to meet tnem at the head of &. body : -"at it was only a small band of scout
of men. When they met, there was a I Ing insurrectos that were encountered.
"hot contest and,
the men were -nresumablvan outsruard
for thP inKiirreotn.! pnoamned in num- ! fating, the insurgents were put to
.. I flight with the result stated,
bers a few miles further out. ? t !, i, , ,,
aaac ufaui. luuiv pio.ee iu d. iuufeii i tram into the pass unless he f7t
The prisoners made no resistance country and the remaining members of ! tain that there was no lone
when surprised by the government I band of insurgents have taken to , sition. Wild rumors which havenow
Trio Villi? TTlfh fnrtavole In Vin -r.- I i v- AAV y
A. 3 . . T.A. .A 1.XM .11.. ! aw aaaaaJ IIAA.AA Lllb J.CUC1U4C AAA UU kl LA A I
iroops aMU were uroujiiii. to uiiiti cilj i -T.lt
to be given trial. The total number of i This is the only trouble that has oc
It is certain that Luque would not
have ordered an unnrotectpd ronsir
the laws and constitnHrm nt -vr-iA
"Tn-ovided-no -exetjution-of war prisoners .' T" - "'.-V" - i'jr, rT x'tAi -.- .' -. r--
be permitted. , a" ul"cu 4 " "u3!"1-" i"" i goes, .uoisant oecame
The delicacv of th !?taf,-., but died on the way. with possibilities of flying machines
. .-!..i at. -. . - ! . - . . flint- tho nffolfc? (n fn--al 1 mopini lncf
jlolsnnt In his liorse poiver JUierior j , """'"' "''""" """" ""
as receiving the official consideration1
Deen current for five days, continue
to the "effect that there has hn cr-t
ous fighting. While this may be true.
for the Machelin cup
When suddenly the machine, for some
unknown reason, turned head down
ward and the spectators saw the avi
ator pitch clear over the head "of the
of the American eovernmPTH- moVo-
plain that the highest diplomacv will be
necessary In order to reach even the
tentative point in such negotiations.
It is learned upon what seems to be
good authority that the American gov
ernment might not hesitate to look into
the claims and presumptive pretentions
of the revolutionists In nn imnffu;,!
way and. through the services of the machine, falling like a plummet fully
government's own agents. It seems , ,. ,., fc -,
prisoners of war to dateTn the carcel curred In Sonora and is believed by ' T fIf tin; While this may be true. JDa"e that the secretary of state and ' 'ck n.ke l v fVi
in th? nlt fR 35? ThP r. t.ic.n . i?.- ?Z t VlJ11 by tn.ere is not . a word of confirmation also the president have received confi- eck Brokcn 11-
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. .,. -i.i,.,T v ..., 1 " . '. . . ' " mai eiiect. Tne teleirranh lin (, , ucmiai reports on tne ilex nnn sJtna. .uoisant's necK was oroKen dv tne
,lCiuaj uv waaa.aao.aauc!, ku uc fex- took tuner's Fireanus. -,,-t.l-? t,. -. r 7 . tir,T, v,t .i,oa au a."7 -,.""
r!o1 TrhoTi nnn! rtrkTie orn mriT'o milor t a . aaaaaacj uuj cia idl
""" ""-a. k.- aaa- aaawav- m-aw- .tiu er i uu u pruspeciors report n a vi n g tonio n.-hrp if tx--c
throughout tne state. Sixty soldiers . seen several bands of men whom thev :'.,. aY e .... wa,s
rmr.vAA !, r..,. . . , ... .. . . .. " cictuug LUC SeCOnQ S'atlOn Of tho nrn
ful"ucu i.aaaaa. 1 oeneven to oe insurgents and all were . ,.i . . w ,, , . . . . - -- r:r
Two Hundred Soldiers Busy. I travel in ir Pa.t. A mining tt. nrr- 1JUi,cu ""-' system. rnis guard is, -uuu,uoi state orticiallj-. al- Me nnro h, a frnn a in
Two hundred soldiers are following ' ing near the Con Virginia, a short dis- SS5 Pfi i f? ons adf satic-al on?L? P 00nvfr; trying to get back, swerved suddenly
the Guadalupe y Calvo trail trj-ing to tance west of the Chihuahua line, S VhJn n renannt "f 1 cn 6 ?Mn ,carrrled to the left and attempted his famous
effect the capture of Guillermo Baca states that he was visited by a bind , p ?d Whl?h WaS ro 'l,n Z?- es!.tat,lve of Made" right circle, considered so dangerous.
and Pedro T. Gomez, the two alleged ! of insurrectos and that they took all ' SAtlS 5.W Wee.kS aS- in wh . Semi-"1 personages it Is sald, that but one other mah ever
leaders of the insurrectos, that are sup- . the firearms owned by his men. but 7?hi has been made here ashington - i attempted it. At this Instant, the wind-
posed to have led fhe attack on this ' gave receipts for them, and did not mo- 1 :- hhe. re?.e.?"on. of federal wounded. , n the eent of a conclusive victory caueht the machine. It tinned, nblnted
: j? at-. 4i-.a . a. .... ' DUE ir is "Still inciotAiri ot i. ? ; np nr ?mnP( l-iv- tfia hAiT:r.in-- n. - -" - . . .-
1 Z1 Z.n,Zr.ZZW t " -""' " U1UI ;;Zm V .'"J; ."' Xl 1,1 directly toward the earth and came;
the a ounded of previous fights. These i Probable that a certain United States ' down like a flasb wnlle Motsant was
monoplane, was trying to effect a From the gtart hJs career an avi
landing at Hnrahan field before trying j ator was marked by daring exploits.
for distance. IIe '"'as fii;st to cross the English chan
nel with' a passenge-, making the trip
QHE, IKJURES 18
Occurs in Tunnel 100 Peet
EelowEast River at
tew York. N. T.r Dec 31. One. man
was killed, -another fatally Injured, and
IS seriously hurt in an explosion in a,
tunnel 100, feet, below the surface of
.cast river eariy today.
The tube is used to carry gas mains
ironr srcKiyn toraranzttan. The ac
cident occurred iust after a midnight
iorce oj. 'ground nogs" -had begun
work on the tube.
over the Straits of Dover In a storm
that would have turned back a les3
S Circled. Statue or liberty.
Moisant Tvch the heart of every lover
of the daringVporl; when, on October
30, he flew from Belmont park around
the Statue of Liberty 'and back to the
aviation field, thereby wresting from
, the Englishman Claude Graham-White,
aiued of tro-
ROBIN- MAY RECOVER
city on the morning of the 21st of last , lest him at all.
month. It Is said that their present i Whether the band of insurgents
strength consists of 200 followers, well j traveling afoot bound for the troubled
horsed and daring. From last reports j district in Chihuahua will ever reach
issued by jefe politico Ttodolfo Valles, ' there or not Js problematical. One band
of this city, the insurrectos were "rac- j was composed of 26 men and none car
ing madly for the state of Sinaloa with j ried blankets. Their "supplies" were
the soldiers in close pursuit."
Conditions are normal in this city
and section; 200 soldiers with officers
are in the city lying idle: 50 men and I -vr r rpTZnTTTZT "& TKT
thrtfe officers occupy Prieta hill, which i " ' w U J2irili J
overlooks the city, and Is practically
the key to the city, and, like their
brother idlers below, spend their time
carried on the back of one mule and
consisted of two sacks of flour.
wounded must be brought through Mai
iaso oy tram, which is taken as fur
ther confirmation of th" official report
that Mai Paso is clear of insurrectos.
The Pnssing of Mai Paso.
The story of the ficrht of Mai Paso
'is finally known.
Gen. Duque advanced upon Mai Paso
with Draeticallv his fnll fni-oo nf tvh
rTXTA"DAC VD tnATJAnriA e exceDUOn of a guard of 500 j
WAio.xa..Er xs. UXb H r?IiDrJ jntantry ana cavairy, and with one field
Mpt!p citv rw .f. .uiece nicn "e ie" oenina as a rear
- A ., , fc uuw ii Hive it j.ii:u- line -Jiui&o.iiL vaa
senator -il make a speech in congress huried from it as from a sling. His
r-..w ..... ... -..ua x0Ai.A.,ii tor oiii- body probiibly will be taken to Chi-,
ml information relative to the ATvi?,n
Was Soldier of Fortune. ' - i
Moisant. born in Chicago In 1S70, and
uauluca iuiers uwuw, syenu ineir time ! '""u --, J-ec. aa.. ixeierring to r,Qri innornn .- . i., . I
pitching pennies and in other favor- . the accounts published in the paper of I fzt' Z:FFzZzVzftZ ?S A,his lnten"
Ite games of chance so dear to the ! Merida. Yucatan, to the effect thatl Z :hi inrXp KZ b. .
heart of the Mexican soldier in his j revolutionary uprisings had taken J aXd S h SiS e?
idleness. place in Tabasco and Chiapas Gen Ji ,arrUed "J " a shori distance of
After Chihuahua. Salamanca stated that thSre had Sen j Se ordwa1?8 Sve? 7o 1' T
It is the opinion of the well inform- no troubIe ifl the state .of Chiapas, but tantry to climb the Mils Thte thev
ed that the troubles are over ln thU a company of the 24th Infantry, had!diQluVer the "protection of the altfi
section. The popular opinion seems to OUted a number tiadits in Tabasco, j . h StSsSc
bethat, all citizens with revolutionary I c"af w 25d.matter the sub" mSid the heiglfts." VhouS SeliSS?
tendencies are making for he concen- , er.lf.tar ,t Tar saii- gents attempt to offer anv reeiQt0n
tration points in the Chihuahua viciu- I , The skirmish in Tabasco can be J S attempt to offer an resistence,
ity. sympatnizers or tne insurrectos ' aaaaaaacuiqica wuen it is
here say that thev don't wantthls city j OWn tnat the battle cry of the men
at all, but effort will be made to take j " "VIva Santanon." The bandits had t
the capital city (Chihuahua) in the ' been causing trouble and a company
very near future. The government of- t as sent to effect the arrests. nam- j
ficials here say that they do not know l "? Ui tue Dan(t were captured and the
what is going on in other parts of the i ot,.ers dlsPersed. Tho affair has no
etate. but they do say that the situ- ! DOlltcal significance."
ation is being handled as well as could j .
be expected under the circumstances. I JljAIlEZ SOLDIERS PATROL
The Insurrectos boast that the soldiers ! COUNTRY AROUND THAT CiTY
Ciudad .Tuarez remains unruffled by
alarm. No more soldiers have arrived
in the border city, but those at the gar
rison are seen marching out of town."
Detachments of from 20 to 25 men go
cast and west from the city each morn
ing and evening to patrol the bor
der in this vicinity and to guard
against the entrance of arms or am
cial information relative to the Mexican
government s ability and disposition to
protect American Interests in the zone
occupied by the contestirfg armies and
for other similar data, thereby precip
itating a discussion of Mexico's Intes
tinal embroglio in the American con
gress. It is probable, however, that
these issues will be discussed in execu- j
tive session. ,
While the position of the United j
States will De one of nnmnlpfo noiitrolt. I
ty until the revolution assumes formid- ! but his Property was confiscated by
able proportions, yet it may not be an the government. Later he appeared in
PYnrr"PrnHnn tn ?nt?mot ,, a,, . Paris, where Wright Bros., were ex-
granting of belligerent rights would.
lived there until he was IS years old.
Then he started for the Pacific coast.
and drifted down to Central America.'
He became a soldier of fortune and
trader, and finally was driven from San
Salvador, when the general with whom
he was fighting, met defeat.
Moisant at that time was wealthy,
under certain conditions, be consldprpd
Whatever may be the result of the
present war in Mexico, and Washington
is well aware of the true facts that re-
(Continued on Page Two.)'
hibiting. It was told of Moisant that
h Trent to Paris to bnv nn aeronlane
; with the aid of which he planned to
sail into the country from which he
was excluded and In a spectacular
jnanrer revive the drooping spirits of
the revolutionists, but, so the story
are from the hot country and just as
eoon as the weather gets a little cold,
things will assume a new turn.
Travelers returning from the Chi
huahua vicinity say that the whole
thing is a standoff so far. but they
look for the insu--ccto-5 to ruu out of
ammunition and -n the event of that
occurring, it means the scattering of
the forces and the practical breaking
up of the insurrection.
New 'Year's Day the One
- Kept and Celebrated By All Nations
InKPans It Is a Festival of Banqueting; in Japan a Religious Feast; in Wall Street An Orgy ana
Everywhere a Day of Pleasure.
munition. Police and citizens "guards
remain on guard ln that city at night.
BURGLARS BLOW OPEN
AND ROB THREE BANKS
Beatrice, Xeh., Dec. 31. Hobbers early this morning blew open the safe in
the Citizen's bank and State bank at AVaterrhle, Ivans., and escnptd with
SSOOO. The Citizen,' bank lot ?6000 and the State bank 2000. Both buildings
were wrecked by the explosions. Five men were in the gang of robbers
who used an automobile.
Enid, Okln., Dec 31. Burglars early this morning dynamited the vault
anu aie oi tne ftanK or Driftwood, 25 miles northwest of here and escaped
with ?21'00. A posse of officers'and citizens are scouring the country for the
yeggxncH and using bloodhounds.
BW YEAR'S is the one holiday in
the j-ear kept and celebrated by
every nation, be it civilized or
saveage. It falls upon a different date
for those who do not use the Christian
calendar, but even the savage tribes of
Central Africa and the cannibals of the
South Sea Islands celebrate with some
ceremony the beginning of the new
The establishment of January 1 as a
special holiday as recognized in most
parts of the world, dates back to 713
B. C, when the feast of Janus was sub
stituted for the Jewish passover by
Nurma. The passover, which marks the
opening of the Jewish religious year,
dates back to' 1491 B. C. From Its in
auguration, down through the centu
ries, the feast of Janus (January 1)
has been recognized and celebrated by
all the rulinir nations of the world. Its
religious significance as a feast of the
circumsicion . of Christ, sanctioned It
throughout the period of Catholic as
I cendency. In modern times this is less
J dominant, especially in Protestant
j countries, where New Year's is keDt
chiefly as a day of pleasure and feast
ing. Paris Prodigal in Feasting
Paris is especially prodigal in this
respect. The Parisian New Year Is one over the empire add their petitions to
p-ana lestivai ot Danqueting. gut giv- ins. A small tabernacle Is erected on
ing ana merry making, i-iast rsew
Year's day Paris expended over $100,
000 for candies alone. Everyone buys
them, to eat, to regale their friends
and to give away. The poorest gamin
I AI-- - . . "'--'-"-- "'
me srounas oi tne palace for tne em
p.erors .New lear devotions. This is
carefully screened on all sides, and en
tering alone, he offers prayer for the
.. 0A- A...J. A...i, IUUAOI. QU..AAAAA MUJHICM UHIa CllUrB O i. HIS PCOplC,
on the street is sure to have his fill of i faeine- tho north mc ennti, o, ..-a
sweets on New i ear's day, for the gay as he does so. For these solemn devo
Parisians are liberal to beggars on a I tlons his majesty is attired 'in the na
holiday. From the beginning of New tional royal costume of Japan.
Year's eve until the dawn of January At their conclusion he returns to the
2, the streets of Paris are gay and fes- palace, dons European clothes and at-
....v.. .n...a., uv.w..ivu ""'iaBm, "cau- - inma me iuiiiiui oreaKiast to wnicli
tiiuny gowneu women ana gallant men
combine to make a pageant never to be
forgotten by any one priviliged to visit
tne country at tnis time. Even the
carefully secluded French children
have a little freedom on this day.
Groups of happy youngsters pelt each
ether with, bonbons and enjoy the gaie
ty of the streets, happy in the relaxed
vigilance of those usually in attend
ance. New Year's Day In Japan.
No other country has auite so elnhnr-
ate a New Year's celebration as Japan.
2TEW TBIAL DENIED
Attorneys Give Notice of an
. Appeal to Criminal Ap
- " peals Court!
Dallas, Texas. Dpc. 21 Judge R. B.
Seay, in tne district court 'here, today
overruled. a motion- for - a' new trial
in the Cdse of Sergt. J. D. Manley of
ti-P Texao national snmr.i - -r-.-
convicted and given a liesentence on
a charge of killing Louis Reichenstein
In , October, 1909, during president
Attorneys for Manley gave notice of
an appeal to the court of criminal ap
peals and the customary time was
granted them in which to prepare a
statement of licts and errors.
The principal ground for a new trial
is that the court failed to instruct the
jury as to manslaughter.
Following Manley's conviction many
officers and a number of companies of
the national guard resigned, but their
resignations have been held up. tend
ing the outcome of the case in the
higher court. '
Banker Used Same
That Dr. Ciippen Gave
His Actress Wife.
New York, N. Y.. Dec. 31. Physicians
said today that Joseph G. Robin, the
banker who swallowed poison just be
fore the hour for his arraignment yes
terday on an indictment for grand lar
ceny from the Washington Savings
bank, had an even chance for recovery.
Robin swallowed hyoscin, the drug
with which Dr. Crippen killed Belle
Receivers were appointed today by
judge Chatfield of the "federal court of
Brooklyn for the South Shore Traction
company, which was largely owned by
Robin. The company operates -trolley
lines on Lng Island and is capitalized
many European eruests mav be invited
This is an elaborate meal with many
unique features. It is followed by the
official New Year's. reception. Former
ly this recentlon beer.in nt 7 rcinn.r in
the morning, a most unseemly hour to 1
tne ladies of the foreign diplomatic
corps who were obliged to rise and
make formal toilets at an hour usually
spent in slumber. The custom is relax
ing, however, and now 9 oclock Is suf
ficiently early for even the most punc
tilious person to arrive at the palace.
ihe Japanese New Year celebration
GERMAN HERO FUND
Gives $2,250,000 to Reward
Teuton Heroism With
Cash and Medals.
Berlin, Germany. Dec. 31. Andrew
Carnegie has given Sl.250,000 to estab
lish a hero fund for Germany. This is
fourth hero fund established by Mr.
Carnegie, similar funds having been
previously established in the United
States, Great Britain and France. The
United States fund, which is $5,000,000
includes Canada and New Foundland'
and the waters thertof.
The conditions and purposes of the
fund for life savers in (:rmnni. ..
similar to rr.ose in other countries,
special provision Is made for the educa
tion of children of those who have sac
rificed their lives.
FOR DEPEWS JOB
I Aioanr, -n. a.. Dec. 31. With the
t arrival of Chas. F. Murphy, leader of
Tammany hall, and other prominent
Democrats in Albany today to attend
the inauguration of governor-elect Dix.
interesting developments are looked for
In the contest for United States senator
ship. Not since tne days of the late
David Bi Hill "have Democrats of New
York had an opportunity to send a man
to the national senate and the rivalry
among candidates is keen.
The Democrats most mentioned are:
Wm. . Sheehan, dw. M. Shepard.
justice Gerard; J. Sergent; Cram, and
Daniel F. Cohalon. The Republicans
probably will give the empty honor of
their votes to senator Depew.
Some time between now and January
17, the Democrats and Republicans of
both houses will aold caucuses to name
HEAVY SJJGWS CAUSE
Turin. Italy. Dec. 31. A very severe
winter, with heavy snow, is ciusing
many disasters, especially in the prov
ince of Cuneo. where railway communi
cation is blocked. Many avalanches
are reported. One burled a house near
Tenda in the Maritime Alps, killing four
persons and fatally Injuring two others.
It is feared there have been several
It beprins at 5 oclock on the mnmincl Inst fK' flnvc -!,., .,.. mi n.
t- . - - c .J , ""IV." Allt A1UCU Willi
of January 1, when the emperor makes feasting, rejoicing and gift making
his religious ovations in solitude while
his loyal subjects from their homes all (Continued on Page Nine.)
& SHOCK IN CALIFORNIA.
-C San Francisco. Cal., Dec. 31.
A sharp earth tremor was
felt here at 4:11 oclock this
3 morning and continued for
- several seconds. Other towns
O- north and south report heavy
THE HOTEL MATTER.
W. A. Ullman of the Andrews
hotel syndicate, said Saturday
afternoon that nothing definite
had been done toward the con
struction of the new hotel.
Discussing the matter, he
said: "I have been looking over
the ground and am trying to
determine how costly a hotel El
Paso needs and how much the
city wants It. I have not as
yet arrived at any definite de
cision. Until I do. I cannot
state anything positive, but as
soon as a decision has been ar
rived at I will be glad to make
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