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Monday Evening December 12, 1910-12 Pages El Paso's Rapid Growth Official United States Census. Population 1910 39,279 Population 1900 15,906 Population 1890 10,338 HIT ; iii hi iflf ! ri ! Ill II R lilt Bill IS ; If If T " n f! R f HOMFTIY Hughes Is Held Back Until' He Gets More Experience as a Justice. ONE DEMOCRAT LANDS ON BENCH Washington, D. CL, Bee 12. The presi dent today sent to the senate these J nnminofinTK- TYk lip Whief iirstiee of the I , - . Lnitea tates supreme wuu, usaireww; j justice Douglass White, of Louisiana. To be associate justices, United States supreme court, judge Willis Vande- venter, of Wyoming, and judge Joseph Rucker Lamax,lof Georgia.. To be judges of the new court of com merce Martin A. Knapp, now chairman of the interstate commerce commission, for a term of five years; Robert W. Archbold, now United States 'district judge for the middle district of Penn sylvania, for a term of four years; William H. Hunt, now judge of the court of customs appeals, formerly United States district judge in the district of Montana, for a term of three years; John Emmett Carland, of South Dakota, for a term of two years; Julian W Mack, now judge of the appellate court of the first Illinois district, for a term of one year. Members of. the interstate commerce commission, B. H. Meyer,of Wisconsin, and C. C. MeShord, of Kentucky. The appointments to the interstate commerce commission are- to fill the vacancies caused by the elevation of Mr. Knapp and the forthcoming retirement of former senator-Francis M. Cockrell, of Missouri. The members of the new commerce court are designated, as additional cir cuit judges. Judge Carland, of South Dakota, is a Democrat. His appointment makes the comnlexion of the commerce court three Republicans and two Demo crats. Edward Douglass White, of Louisiana, an associate justice of the supreme court, was confirmed toda b the sen ate to he chief justice of the court. The confirmation of the two newly appointed associate justices will follow later. Justice White, just made chief justice, ias been on the supreme bench for 16 years and is now the eldest justice in the court. His age is less than 70. He grad uated from Georgetown university. lu addition to practicing law in Louisiana, he was a sujjar planter. He served in the Louisiana legislature as a senator served, for several years on the tate supreme court bench and subsequently was elected to the United States senate. He was serving his first term in that body when president Cleveland appointed Mm to the supreme court. The New Associate Judges. Judge Vandevanter, one of president Taft's selections as an associate justice, participated in the now famous Standard Oil decision rendered in the eighth cir cuit. 'Mr. Taft debated for some time as to the propriety of taking a judge from this circuit and. elevating him to the supreme bench, where he must pass again upon these cases. It is said to have 'been secretary Knox's influence which finally turned the tide in favor of judge Vandevanter as against judge William C. Hock, also of the eighth cir cuit. Judge Lamar, of Georpia. a Democrat, one of the justices selected, has per sonally been known to the president for several years. Mr. Taft early decided that one of the new associate justices should be a Democrat- Judce Lamar served two and a half years on the su preme court of Georgia, and now is a leading 'member of the southern bar. His appointment will bring the Demo cratic representation on the supreme court up to three members, the others being the new chief justices and Mr. justice Leighton. of Tennessee. The total j membership ot the court is nine. Argument Against Hughes. It had been generally understood that justice Charles E. Hughes was slated for the honor of chief-justice. In the last two or three days, how ever, it became known that a change in the head of the supreme court slate might be made. Some of the president's closest ad visers argued with him that justice Hughes's experience at the bar had not . .ffTnV.f -t .of ,;. ; been sufficient to warrant his promotion at this time to the highest judicial posi tion in the country. They claimed thai 3Ir. Hughes's reputation as a lawyer had been pained -principally in his con duct of two legislative investigations. They agreed "with the president that everything pointed -to a most brilliant career on the bench for the former gov ernor. At the same time they offer the argument that justice Hughes was the youngest man on the bench and that his opportunity for promotion would come later when he would have the advantage of maturing experience. it is seen that the president sees in Mr. Hughes the qualities that he be lieves essential in a chief justice. Young, vigorous, possessing great executive j anility and with progressive ideas, Mr. Hughes was looked upon as the man who could do much to bring about re- j form m judicial procedure in this coun try. NEW CONSUL IS NAMED AT CHIHUAHUA. Washington, D. C, Dec 12. The" president todaj' nominated Marion Letcher of Georgia as consul at Chihuahua, Mexico. Li. J. Kenna is now serving as consul at that place. THREE ARE INJURED WHEN AUTO HITS POST. San Antonio, Texas, Dec 12. Darby Martin, driver, had -his wrist broken; T N. Hodges's shoulder was dislocated and his body bruised, and Sullivan T7,$' ttt-i o IojI tii(oal -Mliit" -Vna$T" I auto crashed into a telephone' pole this 1 morning. The machine was wrecked. Controller of Treasury Says Funds of People Are Well Protected. ALL HONEST ANKS ARE MAKING MONEY Washington, D. C, Bee. 12. Another year of prosperity and solid growth for the banks of the United States is re- J corded in the annual report of the con troller of the currency, presented to congress today. Not only the national banks, which come directly under the control and su pervision of the currency bureau, are included in the review of banking con ditions, but state banks, savings banks, trust companies and other financial in stitutions some 15,950 others are rep resented. During the fiscal year of 1910, the combined resources of the 7000 national banks of the. United States grew to ap proximately $1,000,000,000. On Septem ber 1, last, their loans and discounts had reached $5,400,000,000 art amount never before equaled in the history of the national banking-system since its creation in 1S64. At the same time, they were counting nearly $30,000,000 of oyerdrafts in their assets, a practice which there is no law to stop. Rapid GroTtil: of Banks. Combining all other banks in the United States and its. Island possessions with those of the national system and allowing an estimate for those not re ported, it is evident from the control ler's report that the banking power of I the nation has grown in the last ten years from 13,977 of all sorts j of banks, with capital of $1,150,- J 000,000 and individual" deposits of ' $7,638,000,000 to more than 27,000 banks with combined capital close to $2,000, 000,000, and individual deposits of near ly $16,000,000,000. The deposits have more than doubled in little more than a decade and in the same time the com bined loans and discounts haVe grown j to more tnan siz.uuu.uuu.uuu. Heavy Volume of Business. The volume of business as reflected in reports from 137 clearing house ex changes showing combined clearings of j $169,000,000,000 for the year ended on j September 30, as against $155,S00,000, 000 for 1909. "With the exceptions of Cincinnati, Houston, Texas, Greens- j burg, Pennsylvania, Fremont, Neb.. Franklin, Pa., Colorado Springs, Colo., and "Yicksburg, Miss., the year showed an increased volume of business trans acted. The New York clearing house associ ation represented 60 percent of the clearings of ,all . associations of . the countries and in the current year has reached $102,000,000,000, some $3,000, 000,000 greater than in 1909. For these enormous transactions balances of only little more than $4,000,000,000 were used. Only Fonr Failures. Four actual national bank failures marked the year. Final settlement of the affairs of 15 insolvent banks -was made in which depositors received nearly 86 percent. These administra tions were made at an average cost of about five percent on the collections. From the date of the first failure in 1865, 514 national banks have been placed in the hands of receivers and 25 I of them have heen restored to solvency. More than $3,300,000 in dividends was passed to depositors of insolvent banks during the year. Banks' Bis Earnings. On the whole, it appears from the re- port that national banking conserva tively conducted is a profitable enter prise. The net earnings of the 7000 na tional banks during the year were more than $154,000,000, from which dividends 4 of $105,000,000 were paid at the rate of more than 10 percent on their capi tal. The government, too, lias profited from the existence of the national asso ciation for sItipp thir hpfrinnine- it lms received more than than $202,000,000, ! j of which more than 92 percent has been j for circulation tax on tne Dank notes they issued. Fev Iiavm Violated. With the exception of banks which have become insolvent as a result of de falcations or other dishonesty,, failures have been almost wholly due to incom petent or reckless management, the re port says, and persistent violations of tne " ..7. nl B practices governing conservative bank- ing. , "A large percentage of the banks that have failed should have gone intp voluntarj' liquidation before they reach ed the conditions which precipitated the failure' said comptroller Murray. The report leaves no rcom to doubt that it is the intention of the present administration to rid the national bank 5nsr svstem of weak banks by cruiding them into voluntary liquidation, a com- J b'nation with stronger institutions wherever possible or to discontinue J business as a last resort, where there j is no probability other than failure. In j this way the controller believes depos- Itors can be paid in full and sharehold- J ers can save some of their investments j and escape the double liability. j Weak Banks Quit. i During the year, 115 national banks) eIr it irto voluntary liquidation, many of them yielding to that policj. some were absorbed, others consolidated; many left the national banking field and continued as state organizations and some discontinued business alto gether. "It is the purpose," tie report says, L"to get out of the national banking sys tem every bank which is managed in such a careless, reckless and specula- I tive or incompetent manner as to en- I f danger the safety of its depositors.", I National banks, of course, provide the principal market for United States bonds. Their investments in these se curities have increased $10,000,000 in the last year and they now hold $730. 000,000 of these bonds, of "which approx imately $700,000,000 are two percents. Rapid Growth. Clearly it is evident that the national banking system has experienced its greatest growth in the last ten years. More than half the national banks now (Continued ou Page Three. ISP was- s a-r n . mbl m m $bk m, a m fc SI V Attorney General Says the United States Never Had So Many Crimes to Fight. HIS MEN UNDERPAID BUT ALL WORK WELL Washington, D. C, Dec 12. The an nual report of attorney general "Wick ersham, presented to congress today, ia one long story of frauds against the government. N Trusts, socalled and roal, their alleg ed conspiracies to defeat the law; land frauds, customs frauds, frauds on the internal revenue, rebates, bucket shops and fraudulent uses of the mails have made 1910 the most strenuous year in the history of the department of jus tice; Mr. "Wickersham states that only the earnest and enthusiastic work of the men of his force has made the "work successful. Fees Small: Services Good. "The salaries paid are small," he says, "and the funds available for spe cial counsel do not permit the payment of fees which hear any comparison with those offered by the private inter ests. But notwithstanding these ob- stacles, the department Is fortunate in J having been able.to secure the services oi earnest and competent lawyers to whose ability and industry are due the very large measure of success that has attended the management of the legal business of the government during the year. trust the general, are now under way or pending against the following socalled trusts: Tobacco trust. tSandard Oil company. Sugar trust. Harriman lines. Hard Coal trust. Powder trust. Terminal Railway association of St. Louis. Towing trust, on the Great lakes. James A. Patton and others for an al leged corner in cottonf Beef trust Wholesale Grocers trust. Butter and Egg trust. Brick trust. Bath Tub trust. The Year's Convictions. ' " The following convictions were se cured and fines imposed during the year: Paper trust, fined $57,000. Night Riders, fined $3500. Window Glass trust, fined $10,000. After the attornfV rjnvrnVe! ronnrt Prosecution for violation of the anti- i when they reached El Valle they were I st law were foremost in the work of held up' for four hours while the fed- J year. Actions, says trt attorney i eral officers were determining whether j came from the nrP h,- tholan engagement. Mr. Hagerty was ac American Naval Stores company, known ! as the Turpentine trust, and six code fendants, were convicted of violations ! of the anti-trust law. Two of the indi vidual defendants sentenced to three months each in jail and fines aggregat ing $17,5"00 were imposed. Prosecutions of the Sugar trust for frauds upon the government in the weighing of raw sucar recovered the government $3,135,363.SS. Convictions ' and sentences of individuals, still fresh m the public mind, were secured. The Customs Frauds. Most extensive of all frauds against the government yet discovered, are those in the undervaluations of imports Into the United States. The extent of the treasury losses can only be con jectured. Every step of the investiga tion shows fresh leads. There are now" suits under way to recover $700,000 of which the customs revenues is said to have been defraud ed in imports of cheese and figs from i pending and some convictions have i been secured. A highly organized sys tem to defraud the government has been disclosed. More than 30 individual indictments are pending against persons charged with smuggling with "sleeper trunks." Offers of compromise and prayers for immunity are in the hands of the at torney general from several firms of importers who have confessed to frauds in undervaluations.' Lax Administration Officersr "The conditions disclosed seem to in dicate a very general practice of un dervaluations," says the attorney gen eral, "and a very lax adminiseration of the customs laws in the past, which has subjected the government to a verj- ma terial loss of revenue. A general inves tigation into the subject of frauds by undervaluation has only commenced, and this branch of the subject will now be pressed vigorously." The attorney general recommends that a general, immunity statute, such as exists under the interstate commerce laws, should be enacted to apply to ' Judge Davis says he was in the moun criminal prosecutions generally, but I tains just about 40 miles west of Moc says such a statute should only protect tezuma and that he neither heard nor a witness from the consequences of the j saw any indians or anj- other armed testimony he is about to give. . men of any description. The officer Twer ty-five criminal indictments 1 charging rebating and other illegal 1 discriminations are pending against railroads, private corporations and in- diviuals. Two convictions with fines were secured during the year. Iiand Frauds Larsre. Land frauds are probably entitled to place with the customs frauds and vio lators of the anti-trust law. The de partment won signal victories during the year against unlawful fencing of the public domain. In 38 ciyil suits arid 28 criminal prosecutions more than 400,000 ,4icres of land illegally fenced were restored to the government. Prosecutions against the Oregon & California Railroad company and 45 other defendants to recover 2,300,000 acres of land valued at 50,000,000 which the government claims are ille gally held, are now pending. There are also under way 24 suits against the Cenrral Pacific Ra;:way company and others to recover thousands of acres of valuable lands, which the government contends were illegally patented, prob ably with the private knowledge that they were valuable for the mineral and oils underneath. Closinsr rtucket Shops. In the department's campaign against bucket shops. 350 such places were (Continued on Page Three.) Take $250 From Him,. First Instance of Americans Be ing Molested. THEY HOLD TOWN OF NAMAQUIPA Colonia Dublan, Chih., Mex., Dec. 12. N. C. Thompson and companion have just returned from a trip In the Nama quipa valley, and they say that whole country is all under the control of tho insurrectos. They left Janos, their home, to buy supplies of l5eans and corn, but they were overtaken and re lieved of $250 by the insurrectos. This is the first report of the molestation of Americans. He says that each of the stores in Namaquipa had to pay a tax, of $400 for the privilege of doinu business. This town was captured November 23 by In surrectos. One merchant, Farciliann Barrero, refused to pay the $400, and Instead locked up his store and turned his attentions to other interests, and was unmolested. On the return of Mr. and Mrs. Thomp son they loaded up with apples, and thej were carrying supplies to the in surrectos or rot. He says the greater 1 number of the people in that section j j seem to be in sympathy with the in- surrectos; whether they are or whether j j they are practicing the scriptural in- junction to "agree with thine adversary i while in his company," is impossible to ! say. J A. P. MAN GOES TO THE FBONT I i Cavalry, Artillery and Red Cross Nurses Sent West of Chihuahua. C. D. Hagerty, the Associated Press war correspondent, departed Sunday night from Chihuahua for the scene j of trouble for .the second time. He ex- J pects to arrive at Pedernales before j companied by C. C Harris. 2- photog- rapher Mrs. Hagerty has arrived from Chicago and will await her husband af I the city of Chihuahua. Chihuahua as a base of military operations is the scene of military ! activity which reminds the old resi- j dents of the days of Gens. Juarez and , Diaz. Troop trains are arriving from C1IL- it'ULll, UCUriU CU.VUHV, lllJ.iiIl.Li illlll I e(luiPment- A trainload arrived Satur- , day evening, according to Americans who arrived from the Mexican "city Sun- day morning. These troops included j 500 cavalry Avith their mounts and, as j soon as they were unloaded, they , marched through the streets ajd to the barracks, where they were quartered until sent into 'the field. j xA carload of Red Cross nurses was . sent from Chihuahua Saturday on the ! Chihuahua & Pacific road. Their ex act destination was not known, but it is thought that "they will be scattered ovcr the coimtry where the fighting is Reports of incipient fighting west of Chihuahua were also brought to El Paso by passengers on the Mexican Central trains. YAQUIS SAID TO BE Q13 WARPATH Mexican Officer Questions El Pasoan as to Their Whereabouts. Returning from a trip in the vicinity of Moctesuma, Mexico, judge L. H. Davis of El 'Paso was closely question ed Saturday night by a Mexican army officer On the train en route to El Paso as to the truth of reports that Yaqui indians are in arms hear Mocte"zuma. The officer told the judge that lie had been informed at several places that 500 Yaquis were in arms, 40 miles west of Moctezuma, in the insurgent cause. appeared to have faith in the report that the indians were active, however, judge Davis saj's. 'I v ADDITION VL. TROOPS IiniVE AT PARRAL. -- Parral, Mex., Dec. 12. A spe cial train arrived here bearing 200 men and. horses from Mex ico, City. The troop will be sta tioned here permanently. l FOUXD ALL CiTTIET OX THE FRSSXO BATTIiEFIEIO .1". J. Mundy and wite are back from Chihuahua. They took a carriage ride Saturday out to Fresno, eignt miles west of town, and passed o'-(i the bat tlefield where the regular and the in surrectos fought two weeks ago and found all quiet there a presen. WAR CORRBSPOXDEXT HERE. A. Rivera de la Torre of the editorial staff of El Pais, a daily of Mexico City, Is in El Paso. Mr. de la Torre has been I sent out to cover the insurrectionary disorders in Chihuahua. He has just completed an investigation in the city j of Chihuahua and is here on a special I matter of information WW.. l.tJ -V.V. , . .... M,'.WW, .. j Ojinaga, Mulatos and Presidio All Reported in Danger of Capture by the Insurrectos on Last Information Received at Marfa From The Mexican Border. Ojinaga Not Attacked Saturday Night or Sunday Early. ' Marfn, Texas, Dec. 32. "Whether Ojinaga 1ms fallen Into insurgent bands an yet is not' known, lut the last advices from there, received on Sunday, said the Insurrectos had marched off up the river and had not attacked the town, although Aey save nirn ultimatums to the mayor to send the women and children avray and were amply capable of takings the place3 as there are no Mexican troops there. Mulatos and Presidio have also been threatened and may have been taken. The reolutionists sent their second ultimatum to the mayor of Ojinaga Saturday afternoon and said they would attack Suusaj' morning, nut they did not make the attack. Nothing has been heard from there since that time. teameb ag-eound on alaska coast Many Passengers Aboard But All Are Saved Aid Is Sent. Valdez, Alaska, Dec. 12. All pessen gers on tne wrecked steamer Ob'mpia have been saved. Some of them were brought here by the government launch Fort Liscom and others were safely housed at Ellemar. The passengers were taken off at 1 oclock Sunday afternoon, together with the mail and baggage. It is feared, how ever, that the vessel will be a total loss. Among ti.ose who sailed from night. Among those who sailed from here for Valdez and Seward are United States district judge E. E. Cushmann and wife and members of the third dis trict court, who are on their way to Valdez to hold court. The crew of the Olympia consists of 54officers and men, captain J. Daniels being in command. The Olympia sailed rrom Cordova at 6 o'clock Saturday night, having ar rived from Seattle earlier in the day. Although the night was clear and a full moon shed a bright light, navigation was made dangerous by a 50 mile gale, which was blowing from the north. Between 12 and 1 o'clock Sunday morning the operator on duty at the navy wireless station picked up the distress signal of the Olympia. He an swered at once. Operator Hayes on the Olympia then sent an urgent appeal for help, saying that" the Olympia had struck on Bligh island and was in an exposed position. Heavy seas were breaking over her. making the position of those on board all the more perilous. The message from the Olympia was received with difficulty. Men in charge of the naval -wireless station express the opinion that the grounding of the vessel had In some way caused a short circuit which in terfered with the sending of the wire less messages from the steamer. It was necessary to telephone to.Ka talla, 50 miles east of here, to get a boat that could go to the assistance of the Olympla's people. The launch Cor sair left Katalla early Sunday morn ing. ord was also sent to reward, to the westward, to dispatch the mail steamer Dora to the Olympia's assist ance. The Dora was due at Seward early Sunday and should already be on the way to Bligh island. Included in the passengers of the Olympia when she sailed from here Sat urday night were United States district judge E. E. Cushman and wife, secre tary I. Hamburger, wife and two chil dren: district attorney George R. Walker, assistant district attorneys Guy Brubaker and J. L. Green, stenog rapher Don Stewart,, clerk of court L. M. Lakin, deputy clerk Thomas S. Scott, stenographer J. Hamilton, dep uty marshal J. H. D. Bouse and Brown, all members of judge Cushman's courts The Olympia carries wireless appara tus and it was due to the coolness and nerve of operator Hayes, who stuck to his post and worked under the greatest difficulties, that calls for assistance reached the naval station at Cordova and the peril of the passengers was made known. FIGHTING-FOR A RACER'S MILLIONS Los Angeles, Cal., Dec 12. The fight of Beatrice Anita Baldwin Turnbull for two-ninths of the $11,000,000 estate of the late E. J. (Lucky) Baldwin began before judge Rives and a jury in the superior court today. The contestant was born in this city 17 years ago and a birth certificate on record here gives her mother's name as Lillian A. Ash ley and her father's name as Elias Jack son Baldwin. It is claimed that Mrs. Ashley and Baldwin were living under what the former at the time supposed was a common law marriage, under an agree ment the original of which is said to be in the hands of H. A. Unruh, execu tor cf the Baldwin estate. The distribution of the estate to the heirs, which was about to be made, is now tied up indefinitely. GUN FIRED; MAN IS WOUNDED; NO ARREST Andrew Ellis, a local contractor who was arrested Saturday night following a disturbance in the Bank saloon, has been released from the police station on a $10 bend. A charge of disturbing the peace has been registered. During j the d'sturbance in tft" sale an Ellis sus tained a severe wcurd on the back of his head and wa treated at the police station. A revolver was discharged during the trouble, the bullet entering the flocr. The gun. however, also the man with whom Ellis is said to have engaged in the difficulty, disappeared before the police arrived. The police do not know his name. IJUCKXER I'XDECrDED. Dallas, Texas. Dec 12. Murrell L. Buckner, secretary of the stats Demo cratic committee, who has been ap pointed state game and oyster com missioner, said today he is undecided about accepting the appointment, and will consider the matter for a few days. McBRIRS OX STAX'D. Dallas. Texas, Dec. 12. L. C. McBride, receiver of the Western Bank and Trust company, was on the witness stand today in the trial of Fred Fleming, former president of the bank, charged with receiving deposits, knowing the bank to be insolvent. FOUE MURDERED ON A-MISSOURI RANCH Man Arrested and Bloody Overalls Foiuid in Closet at His Home. Kansas" City, Mo.., Dec. 12. The bodies of Mrs. Emeline Bernhardt, 75 years old, her - son, George, 40 years old, a trapper, Tom Morgan, and a hired man named Cottner, were found on the) Bernhard (fcirm,, near Martin City, 15 miles south of here, beaten to death. The four persons were last seen alive by neighbors last Wednesday. Suspicion was first excited when the rural mail carrier noticed the mall was not removed from the Bernhard box. He notified neighbors and a num ber of them visited the farm and In the barn the bodies of the three men were found in a manger covered with hay. Their heads were badlj- crushed. All had evidently been dead several days. In a closet on the second floor of the house the body of Mrs. Bern hard was found. Her skull was crushed. The investigation led to the belief that robbery was the motive of the murders, as the house had been ransacked and the pockets of the dead turned wrorig side out. According to neighbors, Mr. Bernhard always kept a large amount of money in the house. John Faegel, a hunter and trapper, whose home is half a mile from the Bernhard farm in Johnson county, Kan sas., was arrested in connection with the crime early today and placed in jail in Kansas City, Kan. He told the police conflicting stories regarding his relations with the Bernhard family, ad mitting that he had quarreled with them. Faegie's story, however, directed sus picion toward another man, and fur ther arrests are expected today. The funerals of the v'ctims will be held today. A bloody pair of overalls and a shirt were found by the police today in the home of John Faegle. The bloody gar ments were concealed ir. a closet. KENO EMPLOYE DOW WITH SMALLPOX 1 isolated m Juarez -tmouner x Juarez Man Has Smallpox. There are two cases of 3malipox Jn Ciudad Juarez. On., the case of P. Judd. an employe or a keno house, has caused some little stir. Mayor Portillo says that El Paso health officials re fused to accept Judd, and that he mas been thrown back at Juarez. The American has been" isolated in a house on the outskirts of the town. ( Jose Maria Garcia, a Juarez resident, also is down wych the dreaded disease. He is quarantined in his home, which is removed from other buildings. There are no othtr known cases in Juarez ,and Mexican officials are doing all possiblo to crush the progress ot" the disease. ! MILLER INDICTED BY RAND JURY Is Held on Charge of Gam- Dime: Herald Gets the Information. Joe Miller, proprietor of the Hub bar 411 South El Paso street, was arrested Monday afternoon by deputy sheriff Good, on an indictment charging gam ing. The bill was returned by the grand jury e.t the Friday session or last week. Miller was taken to the office of sheriff Edwards in the court house, where he made bond. Information leading to the arrest of Miller was started by Hera,ld represen tatives who played two slot machines which were in the Hub bar. At tho prelimmarj- hearing In justice McClin tock's court. Miller was bound over ta the grand jury WITNESS IB JAILED ON CONTEMPT CHARGE Chicago, 111.. Dec. 12. Mrs-. Aileen Christopher, the government's witness against the alleged brick trust, was todav ordered committed to jail with her attorney, John A. Brown, until they produce certain papers before the fed eral grand jury. At the same time judge Landis of the federal district court declared that the acccusations of ?Irs. Christopher and her counsel in his court Saturday that Charles F. Dewoody, head of tho de partment of justice secret service here, had "tipped off" gyrand jury secrets, were without cause, reason or justifica tion. Mrs. Christopher told the court Sat urday that she had withheld corrobora tive documents because Dewoody gave the grand jury information to interest ed parties. TAMMANY H&LL IS SCENE OF FIRE New York, N. Y.. Dec. 12. Tammany hall "wigwam," the home of the fa mous political organization known as the Tammany society, was partly de stroyed by fire today. The greater part of the damage was caused by water. A lance was given last night by a social club in the ballroom of the A and it is supposed a lighted cigar or cigaret left in one of the boxes of the gallery started the blaze. The damage is estimated at $25,000. More Troops Also ent Northwest of Chihuahua to Fight Insurrectos. TROOPS MANEUVER FOR POSITIONS Chihuahua, ifex., Dec 12. Trouble has developed northeast as well a3 southwest. Troops were sent Sunday to Ojinaga and more will follow, while for many days troop3 have ibeen pouring into the region southeast of here. Troops, in cluding 120 cavalrymen and ten, artillery men, wjth rapid sfirincr guns, left here last night over the .Orient railway, destined for Ojinaga, on the Texas border, where the revolutionists are reported to be in the ascendant. The troops sent to Ojinaga. have to go to Falomir- by train and ma-rcn. from there 100 miles across a desert country to reach and relieve Ojinaga. Big Battle Expected. Chihuahua remains expectant for the battle which, has been expected for a week. It is believed from reliable sources that the engagement will occur, according to the present location of the federal and insurrectionary forces, at the Santiago ranch, located midway between the stations of Pedernales and La Junta, on the Mexico Xorth Western railway. Reinforcements Arrive- Four hundred reinforcements with two field pieces arrived here Sunday on a special train and were sent to join Gen. Xavarro, who is within. 20 miles of the insurrectos. Both sides are maneuvering to bring about an engagement on advan tageous ground. Gen. Navarro is said to have gained the first important noint as he is now in the open country. The insurrecto? had hoped to catch hiui in the mountains, where their knowledge of the country would be an invaluable asset. "Tie reinforcements arrived here Sun day, and occupied a special train of seven coaches. In the contingent were 20 artillerymen, whose horses followed in a special freight. Insurrectos "Strong. The rebels evidently are attempting to entice the federal forces off the flat country and into the hills. Most con servative estimates place the strength of the insurrectos at 1000 well armed cavalrymen. They are led by a man named Herrera, who was chief machinist in the Mexico Xorth Western shops at the City of Chihuahua. Herrera has shown nrach sound generalship, -and at least has preserved perfect military order. The government troops, all infantry, are said to number no more than S0O men, being led by Gen. Xavarro. An engagement in the open is avoided by the insurrec tionary command for two reasons r A decisive victory will be of great poltical importance to the revolutionary attempt, and contact with the two machine guns of the federals is not cherished. The Maxims will be almost useless in the hills. No Bullfight Sunday. Tfcerc are no bull fights in the City d Chihuahua, and soldiers are hottsed il" the bull ring. Business continues, but there is little activity. PAERAL MAN TALKS OF THE TROUBLE Tells Chicago Paper About the Trouble in Mexico. Photographing piles of dead revolu tionists appears to be one of the grue some methods of Mexican government officials to discourage further insur rection, according to data and pictures in the possession of Harry Gilbert, an electrician, who has just returned to Chicago after five years spent in Par ral, Chihuahua, says the Chicago Record-Herald. Gilbert quit the place on a friendly warning from the insurrectos on Thanksgiving day. Gilbert is an expert, electrician and was drawn to Parral by an offer of $300 per month to act as chief electrician for the Parral Electric and Telephone company. "The secret of the- revolution is the suspicion that certain government offi cials are guilty of graft not president Diaz, mind you but his subordinates." said Gilbert. You'd be surprised to see the intelli gent men who are leading the revolu tion. Guillermo Baca, a wealthy store keeper, and his cousin, Juan B. Baca, a big commission merchant, led th revolution in Parral, where the first real insurrection began about two and a half months ago. "The first big battle occurred at Par ral on November 21. The rurales. fashioned after the northwestern mounted police, or the Texas rangers, are the arm of Mexico's defence. Twenty-nine of these troopers, with an apparent loss of only 14 men. stood off an attacking army of 325 rebels. "An American. E. "W. Lawton, was found among the dead. Lawton was a peaceable citizen, 72 years old, and had been a resident of Parral for 45 years. He was a distant relative of the late Maj. Gen. Lawton of the United States army. He was in a hotel when he re ceived his fatal wound, and though the government gave it out that he was accidentally killed bv a stray bullet, they insisted on photographing him with a line of dead rebels and throwing his body Into a. trench, instead of giv ing the decent burial an innocent by stander wa? entitled to. This incident caused a lot of feeling."