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EI Paso's Rapid Growth Official United States Census. Population 1910 39,279 Population 1900 15,906 Population 1890 10,338 EI Paso, Texas, Thursday Evening November 24, 1910-10 Pages TOWN MEXICO ir ill I !! n I i 1L. Ill I U II MS MUTINY AND y HI If That Alberto Terrazas, president of the Juarez Jockey club, yon of Gen. Luis Terrazas, and brotherinlaw of Enrique , Creel, Mexican foreign minister, a Chi huahua state politician and cattleman, i has been named governor of the state , of Chihuahua, is a rumor that has gained considerable publicity in El Paso and Juarez. It is the result of a statement to Fe lipe Seijas, a Juarez attorney, by a fnend from Chihuahua, that governor Sanchez, who has been in office several months, is to resign and go to Europe. The legislature, which is m session in Chihuahua city at present, can name a "successor for Sanchez. Matt Winn, secretary of the Jockey club, stated Thursday that he had heard ! Terrazas was to be or had been named i governor of Chihuahua, but that he had ' been unable to confirm the rumor. Although it is announced that govern or Sanchez is resigning voluntarily, it is also rumored "that his attitude in con nection with the present trouble in Mex ico, as regards Americans, has had some thing to do with the proposition, and that president Diaz asked for the resig nation. When Enrique Creel was made minister of foreign affairs, he retained the title of governor of Chihuahua and Sanchez has merely been the acting governor. Young Terrazas is a brother of Creel's wife. ' A rumor has been circulated in Juarez that Terrazas has been appointed gov ernor of the state, but no official notifi cation of such action being taken has been received by the authorities in Juarez. Hie Janeiro, Brazil, Xov. 24. The crews of ivro battleships of the Brazilian navy mutinied yesterday, They turned the gnnj on the loyal ships and also threw a few shell into the city. Several officers were killed. The fighting continued throughout the night, but the revolutionists' remained In possession of the two vessels. Today the battleships with their mutinous crews were anchored outside the liar, awaiting action by the government. N Congress has been summoned in .session this afternoon to deal with the situation. It Is officially stated that the trnble is not of a political character bolmle Is not of a political character b force certain concessions from their officers. For some time the men have been agitating for more pay. They also objected to the practice In the navy of inflicting corporal punishment. It is reported that the captain of the battleship Minns Gereas was killed. The mutineers expect congress to pass a measure this afternoon granting Mhem amnesty. If this be done the trouble will he ended. Should congress refuse amnesty the attitude of the revolutionists is doubtful. I! p ill III f gM J 1 3 REON Torreon, Mexico, "Nov. 24- All is quiet here and at Gomez Palaclo. Xot a shot has been fired here and the reports that the town had surrendered to revolutionists is baseless. The only fighting in this vicinity occurred at Co rner. Palaclo last Monday when the rural police put to rout a band of looting rebels. In the engagement .seven rebels and six defenders of the town were killed. The report that 300 insnrrectos are within a few miles of Torreon has not )ccb confirmed. Five hundred Mexican troops are In the vicinity. There Is no ironble In the states of Durnngo, Zneatecas, Srnoloa or Aguas Calientes. The excitement caused by the outbreak is subsiding and today business Ib this territory has been resumed. The 20th battalion from Mexico City passed through here this morning 5 hound for Parral, where there has been trouble. Entrance To Rio Janeiro Harbor and One Of Ships In Rebel Handi t Phoenix. Vrfz.. r. 24- Four companies of the 13th infantry from "Whip, pie barracks have left for Phoenix en route to Xogale. They wil leave Phoe niv. tomorrow for the border. Nothing was known here of the order until the Southern Pacific cars requisitioned- Reports of revolutionary activity iji Sonora heretofore received have secured no notice Bisbee. Ariz. Xov. 21. Instructions have been received by the local police to strictly enforce the neutrality lav on anj occasion which may arise from the political situation in Mexico. Qu;et prevails here araon Mexicans, not withstanding the fact that news from their country is causing- lively discus sion. It appears, from an investiga tion, that the majoritv of local Mexi cans are strongly in favor of Diaz. Nothing new is reported from Naco and immigration inspector Burnett, who resides there, has stated that everything is 'quiet. No disturbance is expected to take place in the Naco sarl district according to J. S. Wil liams, manager of the PhelpsDodge interests there. A Vnining- man who owns consider able property in various districts in Sonora and who doe not wish his name to be made public, said yester day that he does not believe any trou ble will ocaur in the northern part of Sonora. l$e added mat in traveling through tie Arispe and Ures districts he saw that Americans engaged in developing mines were armed and watching their Mexican help, holding themselves ready for defense in case any anti-American movement would break out "There is no talk as to who has to run the country in those mining camps," said the party above referred to. .. - - i - - i i i --.. .--. - -- 35- -4. - J? n i IE J iUuLIu w know That there Is nothing in Mexico that can be called a "revolution" at present Is a certainty. That there is trouble or his been, is undeniable, but no "revo lution." Tuesday, conditions looked rather serious. Insurrectos had taken several towns in Chihuahua and Durango and many troops were reported to have deserted. "Wednesday, however, It looked differently. Today It is plain that the trouble is the same old joke the "revolution' tlat fights before the enemy arrives and runs when he comes into view. The insurrectionists disappeared in every instance when the seasoned troops came to garrison the captured towns and all are now refugees In the mountains, so far rs conditions go in Chihuahua and Durango, at least, where the aspect has been the most serious. The Mexican government has more than fulfilled its promise io put down the trouble as far as these states are c oncerned. There is still much apprehension among natives and foreigners and no bodj can tell what the future may bring, but AT PRESENT, and judging from the conduct of the Insurrectos sa far, there IS XO REVOLT in Mexico. The trouble is not even as serious as a real big strike in the United States. The Herald has never been accused of suppressing news. On the con trary The Herald has often been severely criticized because it refused to sup press news of insurrectionary activities In Mexico, which it was Its duty to chronicle, yet The Herald can say today that there is no occasion for alarm in Mexico unless conditions become much worse; It can say that there is no revolution at present. The Herald Is in touch with the entire affected region in Chihuahua and Darango and is able to state positively that all cities are again in the hands of the federal troops, who have shown themselves thus far as amply capable of preserving order. The litt Ie town of Guerrero, Isolated, Is re ported In control of insurrectionists. The Herald will print the truth about this trouble and It is making every possible effort to obtain the truth, at heavy expense "When there Is trouble, no power can suppress the news In The Herald, but when there is none, The Herald does not want to see the world misinformed. Reports were sent out only yesterday that Chihuahua was under siege ami that "the biggest battle -et fought in the present revolution Is now In progress in Torreon." Such reports are nothing short of criminal and press a":ociations should take summary action against correspondents guilty of sending out such information. The Herald's policy is and always will be to print the news suppress noth ing but PRIM THE TRU3H. The truth at preiii i imt Mexico has no "rcbelll-- " 4?5?5 'Srj!!X& - J&1 2ZJ t&&3SZJiSZ&S&& 'SJVtZJL TtSThrMATTZdHZP, TTfS zn2C&& ?JZ?&LE& jj-jty D AMERICA M NTERVENE Twenty Burales Defend the Instructs Followers Not to Town From the Hun dreds of Insurgents. ASK AMERICANS TO HELP DEFEND TOWN Injure Property of the Na tional Railroads. Particulars of the fighting Monday at Parral, in which 44 were killed. In cluding Tom Lawson, au American mining man, have been sent by letter to The Herald. The graphic descrip tion of the fighting as seen by an eye witness, and giving full particulars of killed, wounded, and captured leaders, is as follows: The Ijetter. "Everj-thing seemed calm Sunday. The members of the rifle club ban queted and danced at their periodical Social function. But on Monday morn ing it was learned that a strong force of insurrectionists had concealed themselves in the hill in the center of town. Immediately pickets were sta tioned at desirable positions. There were only 20 rurales in the town, and absolutely no soldiers. Recruits were asked from the enrolment of the rifle club, and only four men responded. They were stationed in the telegraph office. Four citizens were stationed in Hotel Francaise, and four on top of The church. Attack Telegraph Office FlrM. "Shortly after 10 oclock men began to come down the hill. They came one at a time, and a number of persons Continued on Page Tsro M SAYS MOVEMENT IS AGAINST DIAZ ONLY Eagle Pass, Texas, Nov. 24. Train service on the Mexican International railroad, it is announced, is uncertain. Telegraph service has not been re stored between Ciudad Porfirlo Diaz and Mexico City. Mexican secret sor vice men say the wires are being tapped by insurrectos who thus learn of the movements of federal troops. The proclamation of Francisco Madero states that foreigners need have no fear of an attack by insurrectos .inl tJiat the banks are not to be molested. "This movement is solely directed against the tyrant Diaz," says the cir cular, "and Americans, as well as other foreigners, can rest in safety. No foreign business house is to be touchel and foreigners need not fear an at tack. "We are solely In opposition to the despot and are working to obtain our constitutional rights." To Protect the Railways. Particular attention is directed to Americans who own a considerable part of the stock of the National Rail ways of Mexico and all friends of the insurrectionary vcausB are warned That damage to this property might result in the United States government tak ing steps that would embarrass the AMERICAN IS iiu Tinny nr FIGHTING CANARD ABOUT REYES COMING HOME IS DE NIED; GENERAL STILL IN PARIS. Throughout Northern Mexico, Mexican Army Is in Con trol of all Towns and government Appears Amply Able to Control Ammunition in Large Quan tities Destined for Insurrectos Is Seized and Confiscated by Government. "Washington, D. C.? Nov. 24. "Order has been rees tablished throughout the Mexican republic with the ex ception of the small town of Guerrero, in Chihuahua, where a faction of about 200 men are not yet completely reduced." The foregoing is the text of 'a telegram dated No vember 23, and received today from Enrique Creel, Mex ican minister of foreign affairs, by ambassador De La Barra. Paris. France. "Nov. 24 Gen. Bernardo Reyes, the "Mexican soldier who came to France on a special military mission, is still in this dty.today and he said he had no intention of returning to Mexico at this time. 35eports that the general was going home to lead the revolutionists are thus refHted. REBEL AMMUNITION 5EIdLED. Ciudad Porflrio Diax, 3tex Aov. ZM. Large quantities of arms and am munition shipped from St. Louis and New York have been seized by the gov ernment forceK in mining camps at San P.edro, Santa Barbara, Inde, and other points, according to reports received here today. The arms are said to have been shipped -several years ago as: supplies, etc. It Is asserted that more than STn.000 vv orth of modern rifles cartridges and high power explosives have been taken by the Diaz troops since Sunday. THERE IS MADERO? It is reported today that Francisco I. Madero, at the head of a thousand, insurrectos is marching upon Torreon. Julio Madero, who Is believed to be in touch with Kranelsco Madero, says so. All was quiet at Ciudad Porfirlo IIaz last night. The Vinerleau side was patroled by troop L, Third I nited States eavalrj. Hand bills were circulated In Ciudad Porflrio Diaz last night saying that the Insurrectos did not care to spill any more blood than was necessary but some hlsh officials there musf be disposed of, and much alarm is caused IiAREDO REPORTS QTIET. Laredo. Texas, Xor. IM. The insurrection against the. government of Mexico seems to be well in hand at all point along the border bHt new rami fications of the rev olntlonary party are coming to light daily and" the fact that they have been purchasing arms and ammunition for oseme time has be come known. . A body of insurrectos has been encamped 20 miles east of Laredo at a point of the Mexican railway named Tonre CiCas. These men purchased 10 horse and have left In a southerly diresticn. A cordon of United States troops Is on the outlook for any body of men attempting to violate the milltarv laws. NO CONSCRIPTION. For the first time in 10 years not one Mexican appHed here today for admission to the X'nited States and officials declare the lower class are being taken from trains at Interior stations nc,i conscripted Into the Mexican army but Col. Villarie, commander of the Mexican military forces aZong the border extending from Matamoras to Colombia, today strongly denied the report that men are being imivressed for service ia the Mexican "army. He stated that the Mexican army Is already strong enough to cope with set situation AMERICANS PROTECTED. The Mexican authorities deprecate 'the fact that tourist traffic har greatly decreased In the last 10 days. They sta fhat there-U nhtolntely nothing to be feared and that under all circumstances American travelers aad property will, be protected. More than ?200,000 went through hsre today bj express from Mexico to New York on one I. & G. N. train Mexicans are sending money to the United States, fearing depredations. MADERO'S PROPERTv CONFISCATED. The Mexican government has ordered the confiscation of all propertv of Francisco I. Madero. leader of the revolutionists Madero has large land interests in Mexico and owns valuable rop,,,- 3n tkc cit:r of wonterey. But even If the revolutionary government should fail aad Moiero lose all his property in Mexico, he will not br a poor man. It Is known that he has investments and his holdings in contlentnl securities are said tjo be large. Chihuahua Is Quiet: Details Of Uprising El Pasoan Sees Insurrectos Take Chihuahua Towns and Wreck Trains. Chihuahua, Mexico, Nov. 24. All is quiet in Chihuahua. There is still much apprehension, but Jfaere has been really nothing- here to -warrant it nothing- except the reports from the outside, many of them more largely exaggerated than those reaching the border at XI Paso. Federal officials ciaim to be in con trol of every town in the state except the village of Guerrero, where the in surrectos are said to have set up a government of their own. Again last night guards composed of the leading members of society here acted as guardians of the city and took positions on the roof of tho Palace hotel, the cathedral and otLer high buildings. The long promised reinforcements of federal troops from Mexico City and elsewhere have not appeared, but tho total federal troops guarding the city amounts to 400 or 500. Crowds of more than five persona (Continued on Page Two). IS TOLD TO GO BACK TO EL PASO An El Paso man was- on the wrecked train on the Chihuahua Pacific Monday when tne trouble occurred near San Andreas, and at San Ysadia and Guer rero James A. Sharpe, a cattleman. employed by the Cameron Stockyards company, was en route from Chihuahua to Guerrero when tne trouble occurred Monday. The first real trouble was at the station of San Andreas about 45 miles from Chihuahua, when the insur gents opened fire on' the train from behind a woodpile and from a vacant adobe house. Tnere were three cars of federal soldiers being sent west on this train and six of the soldiers, in cluding a sergeant, were killed, accord ing to Mr. Sharpe Three Mexican wo men and a 2yearold child were also killed and a number wounded. Engineer Saves Train. The presence Qf mind of engineer Jose Maria Numez saved the passengers from further attacK. The engineer pulled the Throttle wide open and ran the train away from the trouble. The troops were unloaded soon after leav ing San Andreas to prevent another at tack on the train. Tne same train returning to Chihua hua the same evening! was wrecked .two -roijtinued on Page 2.) , CLOSE WATCH KEPT AMERICAN DETAINED IN JUAREZ FOR ALL SUSPECTS (Continued on Page Two.) That Mexico Js not allowing any sus pects to get pas,t the border, was evi denced yesterday wh-en four men -were aTrest-ed as soon as the' readied Juarez from El Paso. One of "them. Octaviana Perea. at least, is a very prominent citi ' zen of Xew" Mexico, of Spanish descent, I and he secured hi3 release within an hour after his detention, but he saya the others were not .so fortunate. Mr. Perea's statement follows: "My name is Octaviano Perea. I am engaged in the farming and cattle busi ness at Lincoln. X. M.. in a small way. I was born and Teared in the United States and am an American citizen, for which I am both proud and glad, for if I were Mexican I would have been killed long aero. 1 hae lived all my life in Xew Mexico, have twice been inter preter of the territorial legislature, wag chief deputy sheriff and jailor of Lincoln county, official interpreter of the dis trict court for the sith judicial district and was appointed a member-of the New Mexico mounted police by governor Otero when it Avas -first organized. ''On Nov. 21, I came to EI Paso and have been there since on business Wed-- nrliay I -went t Juarez and was placed under arrest by secret service men. while sitting in the Uncle Sain saloon talking to some Americans. They arrested nvi on suspicion of being connected with the Mexican revolution or belonerinc to j the party of Madero. j "They took us to the comandancia and kept me there half nn hour or an 'hour. I was taken before the jefe j politico. Ponce de Leon, and nuetioued as to who I was. I explained that and the ; jefe then asked me if I could give the name oi anyone in EI Paso to whom I could refer and who could state who I os. I did so and was released The jefe politico apologized to me and said that they were doing that wth most strangers on account of this movement. "I do not wisa to do anything, but, I think the authorities of the Mexican secret service should be more careful about 'whom they arrest. This is the first time in iny life t"3 I have ever been arrested. ''The other members., of our party whom T met for the first time Wednes day. were still in the comandancia whe I ML"