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El Paso's Rapid Growth
Official United States Census Population 1910 39,279 Population 1900 15,906 Population 1890 10,338 From Left to Right Hon. George fcommerce and labor; Hon. Philander Itary of the navy; Hon. James Wiletan, Io Railroad Is Opened West of Chihuahua and Wounded Will Come'in. (THE FIGHTING IS NOT NEARLY OVER Chihuahua, Mexico, pec 20. If of ficial reports are. true, and develop ments appear to confirm claims made by the federals, then the first stage of the Insurrection in western Chihuahua Is over and the second nasvbegun. The government believes that "the ! insurrectos fought their last organized battle at Pedernales two wee"ks ago, J and that they have split into small bands, which it will take months to catch and subdue. These reports are confirmed by the fact t'nat Mai Paso, the key to the rail road, is free of them and that Gen Navarro is now In control of the situa tion all along the line. The train or , dered -to proceed to Pedernales for wounded has not been disturbed arid as Is proceeds, it is repairing the track nd restoring the wiresr which were ' torn down or ut by the Insurrectos: iWben this work is completed, the train will stop at Pedernajes and take on board the- wounded of Gen. Navarro's troops. AVoHnded Have No Attention. These have DCen compelled to gjt alons with the crude" attention of a field hospital since the fights" at Cerro Prieto three weeks ago and Pedernales and Mal Paso." The government reiterates its state ment that the pass was unoccupied and that a junction was formed -with Gen. .Navarro by the r-rnforcemonts without seeing the enemy. There could be no better" truth to confirm this than the fact that 'the government train is now In the pass which was formerly the insurrectos stronghold. The latter apparently exercised .dis cretion and retired in "the face of a greatly superior foe. With their ex treme mobility, the insurrectos are still capable' of making trouble and federals must proceed cautiously, as the swift moving horsemen of the revolutionists can rally two or three hundred men at short notice to attack any Inferior av tachment which may become Isolated. Business Stagnation. Foreigners who are hejavily, inter ested financially in the affected dis trict face a long period of business stagnation. Tbej ;say it will take months to pacify' the western part of cue state even if tnere are no serious developments- in the eastern and north. ern parts. Information from the Ojinaga dis trict Is to the effect that the revolu tionists in that section are mobilizing and have sent word to their western comrades to liold out until the former j can advance on this city. One rumor went eo far, as to place the date at January 18. These reports lak con firmation, save for the bare fact that the district does support a body of in surrectos whoge numbers are not known. CoL Guzman. Dies. Col. Martin L. Guzman, who was in -command of the troop train wnich was shot up at Mai Paso, died of his- wounds yesterday. He was one of the best known soldiers in Mexico. 4X1. QUIET AT CASAS GRAXDES ON SUNDAY LAST Former police chief W. A. Mitchell and hunting prty have returned from the Casas Grandes region. They pass ed through Casas Grandes Sunday and .all was quiet there at that time. They went overland to Columbus, N. M., and Icamc In from there by train. REBELS GIVE yp iml ! mv W. Wickersham, New York, attorney general; Hon. Richard A. Ballinger, "Washington, C. Knox, Pennsylvania, secretary of wa, secretary of agriculture; Hon. Franklin McVeagh, Illinois, secretary of the treasury Insurrectos Appear to Be at Bay With Small Chances of Winning Fight. FEDERALS HAVE THEM SURROUNDED Chihuahua, Mex., Dec 30. "The in surrectos south of Chihuahua are at bay. It now seems only a matter of a short time before they will be either kllled off, or starved off. The insur- rectos are victims of apremature up- rising: thev are unsreneralert m n- organized." This is a statement made by a prom inent railroad official who has just re turned from the vicinity of San An tonio, where th insurrectos and fed- J erals are at camp, after being promised that his name would not be used in connection. . "When I left San Antonio, the trdops ! were camped in a semi-circular line, ' with ttfe Tebel forces, which number I less than 900, in the center. - j "It is upon this field that undoubt- j edly' the -decisive battle will be fought, ' decisive, for if the federals win, it will J mark virtually the end of -the rebel- lion, and if the insurrectos are sue- ; cessful, It may mean months of, fight- Ing. . - j All Sorts of Arms. "Tfie insurrectos possess about as many different kinds of arms as they ha'e men. Under this condition It will be utterly impossible for them to se cure proper ammunition supplier. They have rifles of all sizes and makes, and many are armed with shot guns. "Gen. Navarro left Chihuahua with 800 men, and of this number, he still has 650 in fighting condition, not to mention reinforcements. -""I am told -that he has declared he will be able, to 'exterminate', the rebels fn the next battle, which" I have been Informed, will occur within a very few days. "Several times a day while I was on the scene, preliminary skirmishes took place, in which, usually, only a few soldiers were killed or wounded. Little' Hope for Insurrectos. "I can see little hope for the insur rectos' escape, or even a prolongation to any extent of their warring. They are greatly outnumbered, and, though they have . an advantage ofo being familiar with this mountainous coun try, the much better equipment of the troops, and their number, 'all go to make the prospects of insurrecto suc cess far from bright. "But there Is one thing certain every relel will die fighting, if he has a choice of that or capture." Repairing Railroad. While a half hundred Americans bound for Madera, are waiting not patiently at Chihuahua Tor repair work to be done, on the Mexico North West ern road, part of which was torn up about two weeks ago by insurrectos, a group of railroad men have been sent out, guarded by a half score of (Continued on Page Four.) A ; MAN IN Fit. Worth, Tex., Dec 30. Will WIjririnB. aire 75. viho vrnc hrnnli. emergency hospital at' the city jail lant his body havinjr been badly mutilated bad been chewed off and an eye eaten to the hospital, ' i state; Hon. Prank H. Hitchcock, Massachusetts, Only Eleven -Other Cities in The United States Grew Faster in Ten Years. IS IN LIST OF 22 THAT DOUBLED Washington, D. C, Dec. 30. El Paso is 12th city in the United States In point of Increased growth during the ' Pt 10 years. Recently the census bu- reau announced it as tenth, but at that I time the population or "Washington state had not been announced and when this state came in. both Seattle and" Spokane had grown faster than El Paso. Oklahoma still holds first place with a percentage of Increase in her growtft-of 539.7, having Increased from 10,037 in 1900 to 64,205 in 1910. The j ? a&?L?Z?Jr kogee, Birmingham, Ala.; Pasadena, Cal. Los Angeles, Berkeley, Cal.; Flint, Mich.; Seattle, Spokane, Fort "Worth, and Huntington, W. Va. El Paso ranks No. 12 in point of growth, with a percentage of 146.9. Only 22 cities in the country more than doubled their population during the past 10 years, and El Paso has the honor of being one of these. Other cities in the list of 22 besides those named above, and following El Paso in their relative order, are: Tampa. I Fla.; Schenectady, N. Y.; Portland, Ore.; Oakland, Cal.; .San Diego, Cal.; Ta coma. Wash.; Dallas, Wichita, Kans.; Waterloo, Iowa, and "Jacksonville, Fla. Of these 22 honor roll cities, 10 of them are In the west, eight in the south, and four In the north, showing that the south and west are both outgrow ing tlje north. Not a city In the west of over 25, 000, showed a decrease during the past 10 years, although one in the south and two in the north showed decreases, a total -of only three in the" country. One of these was Chelsea, Mass., which showed a decrease four and eig'ht tenths percent, dropping from 34,072 in 1900 to 32,452 this year. Galveston, Tex... was another, that. city showing a decrease of two and one-tenth per cent. St. Joseph, Mo., made the poor est showing of any city In the United States by dropping" off 24.8 percent, from a poulation- j 102,979 in 1900 to 77,403 in 1910. The greatest advance in. relative standing of cities, was made by Los Angeles, Cal., wliicb, jumped from 34th place in 1900 to 17th lnvl910. . 4"4-4"44'4'4' 4' 4' 4'4' 4'4 4 URGE PERU TO TAKE 4r r , DISPUTE TO HAGfe 4- Lima, Peru, Dec. 30. A joint 4" note from the the Mediating powers, the United States, Bra- 4 zjl and Argentina, was pre- 5" sented to the government today, 4 advising Peru to submit the 4" boundary dispute with Ecuador f" to The Hague tribunal. The 4" feeling here is that Ecuador 4" will not accept the suggestion and -that war will follow. 13 126.96.36.199,4,188.8.131.52.4. 4.11 J SICK TEXAS JAIL nlprht, vras ' found 'dead this mornlnj,-, ! by rata during the night. One hand j out, Thc man was ick when taken I ' 1 secretary of the interior; Hon. Charles E. Nagel, Missouri, secretary of postmaster general; Hon. George Von E. Meyer, Masachuseets, secre ; Hon. Jacob M. Dickinson, Illinois, secretary of war. I 1 I III is I I i II u II I r I Lf O 1 rO II iSS film Believed to Have Been Poisoned Are Found at Belen, This County.- ' , DOG- IS ALSO FOUND DEAD Ellas Provencio, aged 46, his wife, about the same age, and a boy named Garcia, aged 14, son of Mrs. Provencio, j jinfl th( familv doc. were found dead Friday morning at 930 in their home, near Belen, Tex., this county. The people lived on the old Patterson- ranch adjoining i. vM. Coker's ranch, two and a half miles east of Belen. " The cause of the death isiot-known. but is believed to have been from eat ing poisoned food. The bodies were discovered by a man named Garcia, who was riding by the ranch. He broke in the window when nobody answered his call, and found the family dead. The house was locked. The woman was lying on the bed -and the man and boy on the floor. The dog. was in the same room. It was a small' Chihuahua dog." Apparently nothing was missing from the house and there was no in dication of foul play. I. Blum, justice of the peace at Belen, held the inquest, but has not yet ren dered a verdict- -He telegraphed for county physician Hugh White, who went down this afternoon to make an examination of the bodies. CLOSE CALLS IN APARTMENT FIRE One Killed, 13 Injured and Badies Dropped Three Stories. St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 30. An uniden- j tided woman was killed and 13 other persons injured, three fatally, ,in a fire that destroyed Concord apartment house, on Eleventh street, between Minnesota ' and Robert streets, early this morning. Ten families were driven out into zero weather, clad only in night attire. Three babies were safely dropped from the third floor into the arms of fire men. NEW DISTRICTS TO BE IN WEST TEXAS Austin, Tex., Dec. 30. -With the an nouncement today by secretary of state I Townsend of the results of the Texas j congressional elections, It develqps J that two new congressional districts which tne state is now entitled to will bo created from a division of the dis tricts of Slayden, Garner, Smith and Stephens all in southwest Texas and the panhandle. East, central and north Texas gains were not large enough to warrant new districts. DAN COTJGKSLIN 13 DEAD IN HONDURAS New Orleans, La., Dec. 30. Dan Coughlin, one of the principal figures in the famous Dr. Cronln murder mys tery in Chicago, and who is now wanted in that city on a charg? of jury brib ing, Is dead at San Pedr6. JSonduras. CLEBURNE'S POPULATION. Washington, D. C, Dec 30. The pop ulation of Cleburne, Tex., is 10,364, compared with 7493 in 1900- a feIllsll II J ls?l ill WW I WfeBi WJi 5 .G-erman Sscientists Examine Animal and FindHe Can Speak Seven Words. MAKES REPLIES TO STRANGERS Berlin, Germany, Dec. 30. The claim of a gamekeeper near Hamburg that his dog can speak German and has an understanding of the language suffl- cient to answer questions intelligently, has been taken so seriously by German scientists that professor Pfungst, of the University of Berlin, headed a commis sion of investigation. It is stated that they found the dog possessed of a vocabulary of seven J words which were clearly articulated. Of the number, four were words of two syllables. It Is asserted that the dog understands what Is sa,id to him and rep'lies to inquiries of strangers within the limits of his knowledge of the language without suggestion from his owner. J GIVES HER LIFE FORMER BABY Girl formerly in Edcli Musi cal Comedy Company Dies at Tucson. Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 30. Sacrificing her life - for that of her baby, - Mrs. James Edgar, who was Hazel Leroy, of theRich Musical Comedy company, he fore her marriage, died last night despite efforts of four ohysicians, who labored hard to save her! 'The baby also died. Edgar is a waiter ""in the Cabinet cafe here. OLDFIELD AND JEF FRIES IN AUTO WRECK! San Diego, Calif., Dec 30. Speeding toward the Mexican line at a rate of 40 miles an hour, a big car driven by Barney Oldfield and containing besides himself, former heavyweight champion Jim Jeffries, went into a ditch near National City this morning, turned turtle and was completely wrecked. Both Oldfield and Jeffries were thrown violently to the ground but escaped with a few minor injuries. Another automobile following vand driven by Frank Chance, captain of the Chicago National baseball team, picked up Jeffries and Oldfield and the trio proceeded on to Mexico on a hunting trip. 4. 4. 4 NO REVOIiUTIOX IN 4. 4" HONDURAS TO DA""3. 4. 4" Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Dc 4 4 30. Rumors of political dls- 4 turbances continue to reach 4 4 the capital, but so far as known 4 4 here, they are baseless. Up to 4 4" date there ha? been no revolu- 4" 4 tlon in the country and no 4. 4 sign of an uprising. There have 4 4 been no assassinations and no 4 4 political Imprisonments. 4 4 4 4,4.4,4,4.4..4.4.4,4,4,4.4.4,4,4, BAXK ROBBED. Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 30 The State Bank of New Palestine near here was broken "into early today and the safe robbed cf $6416. Not a penny of the bank's deposits was left CARRIERS' DAY. Tomorrow beiag the last Saturday or the month, Th'e Herald carriers will present bills for the month of Decem ber. Subscribers will kindly note the above and be ready for the boy- . Jil i I ill I L U nil iiLl f.l lllli . i y i I 1 W I n r il ill 1 ill! If I lill iff I i. 1 ! 1 I i 31 SHI i I I I iff i till Former Slated to Slide; Latter Is Not Willing to Play . Second Fiddle to Wickersham J. A. Tawney Is , Boosted for Ballanger's Job. McVeagn New York. N. T., Dec 30. President Taft will, shake up-his, cabinet Ik March, according to a Washington dispatch printed in 'the New YorkfPrg. According to this story the .following are slated for removal: Secretary .of thfi. Interior Ballinger. ' . 4 "v Secretary of the treasury MacVeaglu ( ' , - Secretary of state Knox. Secretary of agriculture Wilson. Wm. Lioeb, jr., collector of the port of New York,. and Charles f. Norton, secretary to the president, are mentioned as possible successors to Mr. Mac Veagh. The rumor as to Mr. Loeb is made more Interesting by a publlsheU statement in the Herald that president Taft has won Mr.. Loeb away from Theodore Roosevelt and hereafter the collector of the port will be the dis penser of federal patronage of New York state. The Press asserts that strong influence is being brought to bear to have representative Tawney of Minnesota made secretary of the interior. The dis patch adds that so many senators admit a knowledge of president Taft's re organization plan that there can be little doubt that a shake-up is coming. Knox TV'aBts to Qalt. "It seems settled," the dispatch says, "that secretaries Ballinger and Mac Veagh are to go, the latter largely on account of his health- It remains with Knox to decide whether he is to remain. "Attorney general Wickersham is blamed for the blow to the amfeitlon of secretary Knox. Indeed, it is said that the controling influence of Wicker sham in many white house matters, backed, by senator ' Root's advice, has much to do with the desire of Knox, to retire. He feels that he Is not the ranking member of the cabinet and that his plans have been unduly inter fered with. Tawaey's Friends Busy.. . 'Ballinger must get out. He finds that the sentiment of many former senate friends is against .him and the b elief is that his resignation has been filed to take effect on March 4. This seems so settled that powerful friends of" James A. Tawney already have begun to work in his '"behalf with the president. They say there is.no doubt of his fitness and that 'the appointment would be popular. His- defeat to congress they do not regard, as- a factor vagainst him, but the president will hes itate before putting into, his, cabinet a man who was rejected for "the" hotfse ofrepresentatives'last month by a-strong .Republican constituency.. It is said a majority of the Republican-senators 'will get behind Tawney." ' . TWO TO WNS A TTACKED IN. VERACRUZ STATE Mexico City, Mex., Dee.30. A special to thc Mexican Herald last xJsht from Cordoba, state of Veracruz, "said aa attack oh that city vras expected ' before morning. . The telegram stated that an armed body of men numbering aboat 1C at tacked and took San Felipe de La Punta and Oraealca, two mountain towns, during the day- According to the dispatch, the' government offices were i looted and., arms taken from private persons. The towns mentioned have about 500 inhabitants each. , r Great excitement is said to prevail at Cordoba and active preparations iere made late In the afternoon to defend the city should it be attacked last night. The officials viere ready with an explanation. A. high government of Ti dal said that "official advices" of the trouble at Cordoba and vicinity had been received but that no great "importance was attached to it. He said the men who made tho attacks on the mountain towns were ''bandits whoe leader was recently released from prison in Orizaba." In "speaking of the situation he said: 'We have reason to believe that onlj -10 men vcre implicated and that their object was robbery. It may be that the men sympathize with the revo lutionists in the northern part of tho country, and in addition to a desire to plunder, wished to detract attention from the activities in the state of Chi huahua. "We have a large number of troops in the vicinity of Cordoba and they will go at once in search of the 'bandits,' who are making trouble in that part of the state of Veracruz." , CHINATOWN BEVELS m RESTORED PEACE New York, N. Y., Dec SO. Peace has come to Chinatown at last With all the ceremonial display that might characterize an International treaty. On X.eong Tong and the Four Brothers society solemnly affixed their seals and signatures at midnight to a docu ment which reestablishes friendly re lations after years of bloody warfare. El Paso, Texas, Friday Evening December 30, 1910 -12 Pages Is'Hl. 1 REBELLION FEARED AMONG- PORTUGUESE London. Eng, Dec. 30. Private ad vices from Lisbon today confirm the publiished statements that decided un rest and dissatisfaction prevail there, particularly among the working classes. An uprising against the provisional government is threatened, but no out break has yet occurred.