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El Paso, Texas, Monday Evening December 19, 1910 -12 Pages El Paso's Rapid Growth Official United States Census. Population 1910 39,279 Population 1900 15,906 Population 1890 10,338 HJ H FUE IN sHHE K m B ' IHlHi lfeHr bf K Bttw B K B lk B H B BH HftriB B B B Bilfe BPHi jHHR -HHh h H B B B B BrB shbmb tKEm. .Railroad Commandeers Trains of North Western Rail road and Insurrectos Cut the Track Trains Are Marooned Americans "Volunteer to Help Haul Trains Diaz Determined to Crush Re-, volt by Sheer Weight of ,Numbers. Chihuahua, Mex., Dec 19. The pas- sender train, which was due here Thursday night, is still at La Junta. A message was received here Sunday from conductor "Weber, sent by the way of Madera and Juarez, statin g that he was stopped at Pedernaes and or dered back to La Junta. At the latter place there is a Chinese restaurant from which American nassengers se cured food, as have others. The pas senger train which left here Thursday for the west also has been stopped, pre sumably at La Junta also, but there Is no report from the conductor. The telegraph wire is working only as far west as San Andres. "West of that point there is no news save the telegram sent by "Weber. News of high rewards for expert" to handle troop trains west brousrht two Americans here Sunday. One of them, giving his name as Adon Smith, jr., of New York, said he was the son of a New York lawyer of the same name. The . man who said he was to act as fireman gave the name Roy Petty, and said his home was in El Paso. Heavy Fighting. Rumors of heavy fighting in the vi cinity of Pedernales continue, but there fs no means of confirmation. The last authentic news came in over the railroad line from San Antonio. The operator said he could hear the boom ing of cannon, but could not see fight ing, owing to the lay of the land. The firing was distant. The passenger train which was due here Thursday night and which was detained near Pedernales, has not yet. arrived. The telegrapn wire over the Mexico North Western railroad is still down west of San Antonio, for which J reason it is impossible to ascertain the true condition of affairs. An offi - cial report -stated that fighting afrSanj Anares last 'xnursaay was ot minor Importance, being merely a skirmish. Railroad Is Commandeered. Gen. Hernandez, commander of this military zone, took virtual control of the North "Western railroad Saturday, when for the first time in a month soldiers were put aboard a train bound for the front. The greatest difficulty was experienced in' securing a .cre.iv. Americans who ordinarily run the; trains declined flatly to take the risk, despite the offer of bonuses running as high as 1000 gold. Mexicans who de clined the work are reported to have been placed in jail, which measure re suited in obtaining amative crew. Fourjjje saw the revoltosos finallv repulsed i onered. it Is also known that 'arms hundred soldiers were loaded into seven j DUt Vetrea ting slowlv in the direction of company agents," so common in South passenger coaches. There was also a j the Sierra, after four hours of f ight- American countries just before a revo carload of women and several stock t mgf at a' great disadvantage, owing lution outbreak, have been In El Paso cars loaded with horses and mules. The i to the superior numbers and arms of ; ant that the largest arm and ammuni soldiers it was stated will be used to I the federals. tion companies of the world are not guard the road in order that other j our informant adds that coon af-fr i unrepresented at this port, which in troops may be moved swiftlj' into the the retreat, the rebels received a ro- event of success in central Chihuahua disturbed district. j irforcement of about 200 men. com- 1 is destined to be the point of importa- IHas In Earnest. , manded by the chiefs, Agustin Estrada tion of both arms and men. The government 'realizes the serious- ness of the situation and this move is 'from behind a small hill, of a dark the beginning of the camoaign byfcolor. thus getting its name, Cerro which president Diaz intends to crush ' Prieto, and joined in the fight. The the revolution by sheer weight of num- ' troops turned on the new auxiliaries hers. The train traveled in two sec- i a discharge of rapid firing guns which tions leaving here, preceded by a hand- did considerable execution. Soon the car to test the track, as the insurrec- rebels began a retreat, "and he 'under tos have declared they wil wreck the 'stood they afterwards concentrated road if it attempts to, handle govern-' merit troops. Great ajixiety is felt for the safety of the train. The brush at San Andres is said to have been between the bandit Pan- cho Villa, with 28 followers, and a de-"i after the fight began, spectators ob tachment of Navarro's troops number- i served that the Rancho was on fire, ing 100. The bandits fled, leaving two i large volumes of smoke rising from It. dead, it is reported. A few rifles and i Pro"mInent Men Killed, saddles were captured by the federals, j ATnong. the slain chiefs is Francisco also a camera belonging to F. A. Som- j Saiido, wjio belonged to a prominent merfeld. Sommerfeld accompanied thejfamily in Chinipas and Inherited a Associated Press correspondent to the front a week ago and remained behind to cover the situation when the corre spondent returned to Chihuahua to file dispatches. His camera and a pair of field glasses were stolen by Villa's men, and he was marooned when trains were ctopped. Insurrectos Lioyal. The reported defectio'n of Castula Herrera of the revolutionary leaders, appears to have been a misconstruction of his acts. He appeared near Terrazas, about 20 miles north of here, Friday, where he changed some large bills to secure pesos with which he proceeded to pay his men. He naid cash for cof- fee. flour and sugar, which he took j from the mining company's store at j a ttie election. And but for the plead that place. When he heard of fighting! ins of the other passengers he would at San Andres he exchanged his jaded nags for fresh horses and started west again. He said he -was on recruiting duty. He started, he said, with 40 men. At Terarzas he had over 3 00, all mount ed and most of them armed. ' The reported holding of Enrique Ga meros, son of one of the richest men in Chihuahua, for ransom, is not con-1 firmed. When Gameros started for his ranch at Santa Clara in an automobile he "was accompanied by Li. R. Wohl heim of New York. The two were col- HA VE INSURRECTOS ' BOUGHT GUN BOAT? Xew Orleans, La.. Dec 19. Much excitement was created in local Central American circles this morning when It became known that the former United States gunboat Hornet, pnrchascd several months ago from the government by a local firm, had been coaled, provisioned and n crew signed and that It will mak an effort to leave today for the south. One rumor Is thnt the Hornet wl II be turned' over to the Mexican insur rectos. The Hornet was the private yaeht of Henry M Flagler, prior to ,the Spanish-American war. v Some statements of local papers connect the Hornet with the revolution ary movement In Honduras, but former president Bonilla, of that republic, de nies any connection vtlth the Hornet. The Hornet cleared this afternoon for Cape Graclas. Included among the crew were several men said to have been connected vtlth previous filibus tering expeditions against Gentral American republic;. lege chums at Cornell, where "Wohlheim played fullback for two years. Reports that Gen. Hernandez is lead ing a column in the field are untrue The general is still here directing operations. MANY REBELS IN FIGHT NAVARRO Rebels Outnumbered, Says Eye Witness to Battle. " Fight 'Thursday. The Chihuahua Enterprise, reporting the battle of Cerro Prieto, which oc curred a week ago Sunday, says: Gea. Navarro states that when .the rebels opened fire on the federals their firing line showed at least 400 men, and that within 30 minutes of fighting they -had discharged 10,000 cartridges. He says that as their rear guard and right wing were covered by hills these forces could not be estimated. Gov ernment adherents still maintain that over 100 rebels were slain. San Andres Recaptured. Col. Augustin Martinez reports that Thursday,, at 5 p. m., he took posses sion of San Andres, dislodging a party of rebels whose numbers he was un able to ascertain. They retreated leav ing in his hands a "Winchester, 300 cartridges, 22 horse's. a camera outfit and field glasses. , The federals lost a. sergeant killed. Navarro marched from Cerro Prieto to Pedernales without meeting any op position. Friday morning- at 2 oclock a special train arrived here from Mexico, with the sixth battalion, commanded by Colt M. L. Guzman.' y inTOrrectos Outnumbered. A man who was an eye witness of the battle, and who stipulated that his name should not be mentioned, gave the following account to an Enterprise rep resentati ve : Being at Pedernales, he heard con tinuous discharges of guns not far away, and climbing a hill he wai en abled to witness what was going on. So far as- he was "able to estimate, there was a body of 300 revoltosos en gaged in conflict with the federal col umn, at a point near CerroNPrieto, be- i-tween the Ranchos de los Holguin and rex Inc Trovira T""h fofAralc aotiiillv ifcnp-a-Afl rJM nnf saptti mnro fha-n finn. and Pascual Orozco, who advanced I "with the purpose of again attacking! the federals In the direction of the rear of the rebels is the Rancho de "Chepeaue," a ' small place with a few houses. Shortly large fortune from his grandfather; Tadeo Vasquez, Jose G- Rocliln, An tonio Frias and Pascual Orozco (Jiijo) chiefs are also among the dead. Cas tulo Herrera" and Francisco V. "Valdez are said to be In flight and to have deserted the rebel cause, making for the United States. A passenger from Guerrero relates that professor "M. G- Porras, principal of an official school in Guerrero1, had a safe conduct from Pascual Orozco to come to this city. On passing Rosario, on his journey, the bandit chief, Fran cisco Villa, with a following of 30 men, took him off the car. Villa was going to shoot him, he said because he had worked for the Diaz-Corral ticket have, done it. The profess'or was al lowed to depart. Wounded Man May Die. Tom Fulton, the young man who was shot by a negrq near Ysleta, is in a critical condition at the county hospital and isnot expected to live. Peritonitis has developed. The young man whose home is in Dripping Springs, Texas, wns shot by the negro with w'hom he was tramping when he refused to 'give the negro money. Many Only Await the Turn of Affairs in Mexico to Join the Insurrectos. AGENTS OF BOTH SIDES BUSY HERE . EI Paso has been the scene of much revolutionary activity, although the work has been done quietly by agents of both sides of the conflict in Mexico., While government agents have been keeping a close eye on the border city, spies of the insurrecto commands have also been very active. The Mexican government has emploj-ed manj Amer icans and paid them well for line rid ing and various work?, only failing to secure men in the recent instance when locomotive engineers were needed at the city of Chihuahua. Jinny Soldiers of For.'une. In El Paso are many American, Eng- lish and Irish soldiers of fortune, more commonly called "filibusters." It ap- pears that these men aje watng for developments, declining to enter the light until sure that the insurrectos will receive recognition on a belliger ent status "with nations. If this oc curs, there is little doubt that a band of adventurers of Celtic or Anglo Saxon blood will fight with the "under dog," under conditions whic'a existed in Cuba before the intervention of the United States, or in South Africa, where "Give-a-damn" Blake's Irish bri gade played such havoc against the English soldiery. Aside from the wanderers who have flocked to El Paso, more than 200 sol diers have been discharged recently from the 23rd regiment, stationed at Fort Bliss. This occurs with nearly every command which returns from island service, since the term of en listment of most of the soldiers has expired. Many of these soldiers have remained in El Paso, especially the ""old 'timers,? who have seen much service, a few under more than one flag. Revolutionists Active. It is known that agents of the revo lutionary movement have been solicit ing El Paso for a machine .gun opera tor, and that large sums of money have been offered. It is not known, how ever, whether the insurrectos possess a Maxim or Colt machine, or whether they place assurance of capturing one and having ready, a man who knows how to operate the crank or trigger, and instruct assistants In filling the hopper and carrying water to cool the steel. In the bidding for alien soldiers, the insurrectos seem to keep pace with the government, ana large sums nave Deen FIGHTING NEAR TOWN OF MADERA Mormon Colonies Hear Re port of 'Trouble be tween Fiffhtei-s. Colonia Dublan, Mex.. Dec. 19. (De- j layed.) There was fighting between j the rebels and federals yesterday and last evening near Madera, but the fight was not finished and it is expected that they are still continuing the fight to day. Report says, there is great danger of them moving on to the railroad camps in the mountains on the Terrazas side. Lone travelers have so far been able to pass through the country without molestation. A man has just made the trip alone 'with a hera of cattle from Madera to Nanaguipa, to Dublan and has now returned to Madera. He did not lose any of his cattle and was not detained onthe road. The revolution ists said the fight was not with for eigners, but was with their own gov ernment and with their own people and if Americans were not caught taking ' sides they would be safe as far as these people are concerned. J. C. Peterson, of El Paso, has been here buying goods for his mines, which are located about 3o miles north west of Madera, and he says there is no revolutionary exditement there. He saj-s several families have moved in from Temosachic, presumably to escape revolutionary trouble. BRUTALITY STORY DEXIEII I BY" MEXICA.V OFFICIAL. Amabssador de la Barra Says Rebels Try to Get Aid by Declaring "Wounded Are Bayoneted. Washington, D. C, Dec 19. Reports from Chihuahua, Mexico, that Navarro, the commander of the government forces, had given orders that no pris oners were to be taken, has aroused the indignation of Senor de la Barra, Mexican ambassador in this city. "I cannot too emphatically deny the accuslltions or these statements," he said. "The sources from which they could come should very properly cast suspicion onv them. It is quite plain that they are put out bj- the rebels in a last desperate effort to excite sympa thy on the part of the American peo ple. "They have lost in battle, are unable longer to conceal the falsity of their statements as to fictitious victories which they have been uttering and are now driven to this last expedient, which I am sure will not avail them when the American people consider the source of the alleged news." The ambassador attempts to show that the rebels put out the story of brutality. The rebels had nothing to do with it. The Associated Press cor respondent, one of the best men in its service, is responsible for the story, and he printed the facts as he saw them, at risk of official displeasure and personal danger, as he knew. Soldiers Making No Efforts to Locate the Insurrectos on the Border. REFUGEES FLOCK OVER TO TEXAS Maria, Texas, Dee. 39. Sheriff Chas tain and ranger Hughes returned last night from Presidio. The captain .sajs that nothing deflnrte could be learned I as to the numbers killed in the fight nj j above Ojlnaga, several days ago. A telephone message from Shafter this morning states that there was fighting again last night opposite Ha- clendlta from the Shafter mines. For some time one could see the flash from the guns. Several hundred dollars "were raised yesterday at Shafter for the ref ugees, camping at Presidio. Some are In destitute clrcnmstnnccs. Suffering Is Great. Presidio, Texas .Dec. 19. "While there has been no fighting along mir immedi ate border and conditions are quiet, it is an absolute fact that thlre are 200 well armed revolutionists 15 miles up the Rio Grande and nine miles out, 100 near by and are expecting to be rein forced by 250 moxe from down the river at any time. Tne signal, a fire on the Sierra Rico mountains, that they were ready to start, was given several days ago. So many families of Ojinaa fled to this side until it is almost'impossible to find a woman or a child in the whole town. The houses in Presidio and sur rounding settlements are taxed to over flowing with men, women and children. One man has given shelter to 25 and he has only four rooms and a hall to his house. ' This is a fair illustration of all the rest. For tne Diaz government there is a cavalry of 100 men and about the-samer number of armed citizens in AJjinaga Thesev are expected to be reinforced by other soldiers and at now really begins to, appear that a battle is Imminent. "What the outcome will be no one can foretell. While the government soldiers are holding the town they seeem to be making no effort to locate the Insurrec tionists, not even sending out scouts. It seejns that almost the entire cilzenship of the town ds in. sympathy with tne in surrectionists. As a precaution and to minimize the chance of riots, all saloons have been closed and the sale of all intoxicants prohibited. There seems to be little cause for alarm on the part of Americans here or I on the other side of the river, as both the Diaz soldiers an'd the insurrectos seem to be courting t'ne good will of the American people. The insurrection ists especially are courteous"- and offer to furnish every protection to any Ameican coming in contact with them. The officers of Ojinaga are preventing all passing from this side to the other, even United States offioials being com peled to obtain passports. MANY SOLDIERS CLOSE TO PA&RAL - ilany Believe the Insurrec tionists There Will Soon Be Crushed. Parral, Mexico, Dec 19. There are now over 500 soldiers ln the mountains within 40 miles of Parral, and itis said that a good sized army of insurrectos is within 20 miles of the Mexican troops. People here saj that there is no chance for the' insurrectos to escape, that the soldiers are surrounding' them from all sides. The insurrectos, who are in" the mountains here are said to De tne same wno were in the Parral battle. There are now only 100 soldiers left in Parral. Parral seems as busy as ever, and business men here say that things are getting better every day. Most ot the people here do not expect any more trouble In Parral, while others say that they expect it. Manuel Ayala, editor y director de "La Nueva Era," whose plant was wrecked by the insurrectos, i- now moving his plant to the city of Chihua hua, where he thinks ,he will be safe. ,Hls paper 4will be miblished as usual, starting next week. Consular agent James I. Long has been investigating the photographing of Edward Lawton, the American acciden tally slain in the fighting in Parral, and declares that the photographing of Lawton along with the dead insurrectos was a misunderstanding all around. The official photographer was told to take the pictures of the dead and, through a misunderstanding, the body of Lawton was taken from the coffin and placed in addition with the rest and the picture taken. Mr. Long has been a resident of Par ral for 25 years and, awhile there was indignation at first because he had not demanded reparation from the igovern ment, most Americans now feel that he, did all -he could. ,Mr. Long is a stock holder and director in fhe Parral and Durango railroad, with terminus here, and is president of the Alvarado Mining and Milling company. He has always been identified with American move ments of progress in this region. NEGRO KILLS MEXICAN'. Lufkin, Texas, Dec 19. San Antonio Rodriguez, a Mexican, was shot and killed late yesterday at "Vair, near here, by an unknown negro, who afterwards escaped. They had an altercation. Of ficers are Hunting for the negro. iiuu Lyyiuu With Hard Work There Is a Chance to Get a Regimen tal Post Established Here. ARIZONA WORKING- FOR SAME THING- Washington, D. C, Dec. 19. If El Paso does not get busy there is a chance that El Paso will not only not get a regimental post at Fort Bliss, but that Fort Bliss may be abandoned. This is talked of seriously in the war de partment. If the city gets busy, there is just as much chance of El Paso securing a brigade post. It is announced? that the department has in mind the construction of one large post in the southwest, between California and San Antonio, and Ari zona is pulling hard for its location. El Paso is considered by some mili tary men as logically the location by reason of the numerous railroads en tering there, andits strategical posi tion In general. But Arizona is making a hard fight and politics sometimes play a large part in the selection of a military location, regardless of the value of the place. Douglas and Bisbee. Ariz., are pulling together for a post on the border near there, and Tucson is also pulling for one at that place. Herein lies the weakness off Arizona. With two places j fighting for the post. El Paso has a ciictnce io come in ami win. -cusiiinta tcr -general-Frank H. Hitchcock is credited with using his powerful political influ ence for Arizona, however. There is no disposition to further en large Fort Bliss until this whole mat ter is settled. The war department of ficials do not feel like spending more money on Fort Bliss with the prospects of the big post being located in Ari zona, for in the event of such action, Fort Bliss would undoubtedly be aban doned, or at most, would not be en larged. Fort Bliss once selected as the logical fort for the southwest, it would eventually not only become a regimental post, but a brigade post, for it is the, policy of the department to create brigade p'bsts, where the troops may have the advantage of brigade andJ regimental maneuvers, and abandon all Lhe small posts. , A brigade post. has been established at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, and another is located" in California. One will be located between these points, and El Paso can have it if El Pasoans get to work. El Pasoans will have to get their state delegation united in the fight and then do considerable individ ual work. An instance of what part politics plays in these matters comes from Cin-j cinnatL War department officials havej t- . mu "1UC1C" c"c 1audUUU1"UBUl " Fort Thomas, Kentucky, across the river from Cincinnati, because it was considered useless, but the business men of Cincinnati arid Ohio in gen eral, through politcal channels, have made a strong protest and it now looks as if the order of abandonment would be revoked. The war department- has gone on record as saying the post was not needed, but politicians have about succeeded in preventing its abandon ment. Politicians may also force the abandonment of Fort Bliss, or at least! prevent its enlargement, notwithstand ing its great Importance, and it is con sidered here that it is high time for El Pasoans to get to work. PORTUGAL WILL- BUY WARSHIPS Will Ask Bids From Ameri cans for Boats for the ifew Republic. Lisbon, Portugal. Dec. 19. It is ex pected that the constituent assembly will be convened in April. The pres ent call is for the creation of a single chamber of the legislative body of 200 members, which will elect a president of the republic for a five years' term. Ameripan constructors are to be in vited to bid o"n ships for the new Por tuguese navy, which will include three 19.000 ton -battleships, three cruisers, 12 destroyers and six submarines. JUDGE FORCED TO PAY , RA.VS03I TO IXSURRECTOS. Mexico City, Mex., Dec. 19. A story reprinted here from El Standarte, a daily of San Luis Potosi, which ap peared in its edition of December Jo, tells of the capture by insurrectos in the Chihuahua district, of judge Ernes to Garcia Leal, of Cusihuirachic. and of his subsequent release on the payment of $1000 ransom. The money was con veyed by Luis Zoule, a priest, to a point near San Andres. XEGRO'S A'ICTIM M VY RECOVER. Marshall. Texas, Dec 19. Joel S. Barnes, cashier of the Waterman Lum ber company, who was shot by the ne gro, Dan Wilson, at the mill. 12 miles south of here, Saturday, is reported improved today and may recover. Sher iff Sanders hurried Wilson to Rusk shortly before a -crowd of men from the Waterman mill arrived and probably avoided a lynch" Kerr York, Dec. 10. Thirteen persons lost their lives, 50 vrere seriously Injnred, others less seriously hurt nnd thousands of persons were badly shaken up In the explosion of a lighting sas tank and dynamite la the new sbc story povrer station of the Xew York Central under coarse of con struction here this morning. A little girl was about to enter a candy store oh 51st street when the ex plosion occurred. She was picked up bodily and hurled through the plate glass door of the store and dropped In front of the -candy counter. There was not a scratch on her. In the Bible teachers' training school on Lexington avenue, directly oppo- site the power house, 125 men. and women who were oh their way to break fast were hurled to the floor. Many were Injured and some of them were taken to the hospitals. All windows were blown in and the ceilings fell. , The damage by the explosion probably will reack half a million dollars. f The explosion shattered; hundreds of windows In the big hotels and. apartment houses In the neighborhood of the railroad terminal. The dynamite blast wicked up a north hound trolley car, lifted) it la the air and sent it crashinc down upon an antot which was passing on the oth er side of the street. Four of the passengers were killed and every other person in the car injured. The substation where the explosion occurred is located at 15th street and Lexington avenue. The explosion partly wrecked the fire engine house nearby and prevented the firemen getting- the appartus into the street. Monslgnors LaPette and Hayes and fathers O'Connor, McQuade, Slnnott and Byrnes of St. Patrick'. cathedral, hurried to the scene and administered the last rites of the church to the more seriously injured. At the postofflce substation at 40th street and" Madison -avenue, the ex plosion slightly injured several clerks and threw the mail in all direc tions. In the Xew York nursery and children's hospital, the ceilings were part ly shaken down and the windows broken, but fortunately more of the 300 ck dren few were badly hurt. y The power house took fire after the explosion and the Interior was bura ed out. Just what caused the explosion probably will never be known. There are said to have been many workmen in the building at the time and. few of these have been accounted.-for. The uollee are of the opinion that the explosion occurred la some teas tanks which, communicated, it Is reported to dynamite which one of the of ficials of the Xew York Central said he understood was stored, near the povr er hone. Fire chief Crokcr says he "believes the first explosioR was that of lighting gas and the second explosion was of 100 pounds of dynamite whick lay within 50 feet of the gas tank. SOMEBODY MADE A BIG-BLUNDER "Who Was It Who Caused the War Scare? All Say "It Wasn't I." Chicago, 111., Dec 19.-A special from ! Washington to the Tribune says: "Somebody's blunder was the cause of the 'war scare' which has set official circles topsy turvy for the last few - davs. The President was entirelv ir- norant -ot tne contents ot tne report sent to congress by secretary of war i Dickinson and afterward suppressed "Secretary Dickinson understood that .. --, . J i , , the president hau seen and approved the report. The report was prepared by major general Leonard Wood dur ing the absence of the secretary on his trip around the world. General Wood t- , th Hnmont a c,hm!t. ted to the president and supposed this had been done but the report never reached the president's desk. Secretary Dickinson returned, rjad the report, and gave it his sanction in the belief that its contents were known to the president." LOEIMER REPORT IS NOT UNANIMOUS Senator Frazier Says He Dissented and Believes v There Was Cor ruption. Chatanooga,, Tenn., Dec 19. United States senator Frazier, of Tennessee, stated today that the Washington dis patches that the senate sub-committee report was unanimous in the Lorimer bribery investigation were incorrect. Senator Frazier says he filed with the full committee a statement disagreeing with the other members of the isub cjommittee who found the bribery charges not proved. Senator Frazier stated in his report that in his judgment the evidence es tablished the fact rhat four members of the Illinois legislature who voted for Lorimer were- bribed to do so and that they were bribed by three other members of the legislature, who had voted for Lorimer and that his conclu sion was that seven of the -votes cast for Lorimer were corrupted. KIDNAPED MERCHANT PAYS $5Q0tf RANSOM New Orleans, La., Dec. IS. Advices received here today from Havana say that A. Dalber-to Heras. of Ciego de Mexican railway men had "cold feet" Avila, the rich merchant who was kid- -when it icame to moving a troop train, ziaped by Inocent Solis, a notorious ban- eight El Paso engineers stormed the po dlt, who had kidnaped five prominent lice station in Cludad Juarez, and asked Cubans in the last few months, has! been released by the bandit. Soils demanded 5000 for Heras. The money was paid. Solis still holds Crescino Perez, wnvo so far has refused to give 6000 for hla ransom. ROY LOSES EYE AT WACO IN PRE-nOLIDAY CELEBRATION. Waco, Texas. Dec. 19. The first seri ous accident of the pre-holiday season occurred hero today, when Arthur Jen kins suffered the loss of his left eye from fire from a Roman candle. With several other boys he was shooting off the candles. NEW FEED FOR THE LIVESTOCK jEmnier, Grown a Long Time in Texas, Just Discovered in Wyoming. Denver, Col., Dec 19. According to professor B. C. Buffum, formerly of the Colorado Agricultural college and now in charge of the Worland experi mental farm in the Big Horn basin, Wyoming, a new cattle feeding grain has been developed at the" Wyoming farm after four years' experimenting. The grain, which is a cross between Russian spelt and American wheat, is called emmer. It is said to be drouth caiiea emmer. xt is saia to D ; resIstfaSf adapted to irrigated j on ,, nnMo nf lr.i or arid soil and capable of giving a yield from 9Q to 100 bushels to the acre. ' Emmer is not a new feed to Texas. Farmers have been growing it in tha Panhandle for several years and' at the last meeting of the Texas Dry Farming congress in Eagle Pass in August last. Prof. F. W. Malley, state entomologist, and several xother experts, told of its wonderful drouth resisting qualities and recommended it to Dry Farmers of Texas. The Herald printed this ln- j formation at the time. Editor: PULLMAN BERTHS CUT IN PRICE Washington, D. C, Dec. 19. The ten tative approval of the interstate com merce commission has been given to a reduction in charges for upper berths of Pullman cars, the reduction being 20 percent from the price of lower berths. The new charges become effective throughout $he United States on or be fore January 20, 1911. Rates for long distance on lower .berths also are re duced, based on a charge of 2 for a 13 hour run. WILL SUBMIT TWO V ' BALLINGER REPORTS Washington, D. C, Dec IS. Majority and minority reDort to the speci.il Ballinger-Pinchot investigating com mittee will be reported out of the house committee on agriculture to which It was referred without comment. This will put the matter before the house in the shape the minority members wlsi and the motion to adopt the majority report will be followed by a motion to substitute the mlno--ity report. Con siderable speech making is probable be fore the controversy is out of the way. Eli PASO MEX PUIiI TRAIN'S FOR MEXICAN TROOPS. Seeing in.. Saturday's Herald that to be "led to it." Of the eight all but one of whom heard of the demand through The Herald two were sent down on Saturday night's National Railway train, and from Associated Press dispatches, took out the train of soldiers into the country in arms. They were Adon Smith, jr.. and Toy Pettj, both former employes of El Paso roads. It is said that the two men are to receive $1000 each for the trip. POPULATION OF MARSHALL. Washington, D. C, Dec 19. The population of Marshall, Texas, is 11.4o2, compared with 7S55 in 1900 and 7207 la i 1S90.