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El Paso's Eapid Growth Official United States Census Population 1910, 39,279 Population 1300- 15 906 Population 1890 10.33S El Paso, Texas, Monday Evening January 16, 1911-10 Pages Jl1civ 1 m a am- Legislature Will Be Able to Eefuse Confirmation If He G-ets Crosswise. WILL FORCE HIM TO SIGN BILLS Austin, Tex., Jan. 16. That a peculiar tituation -win confront the administra tion of governor-elect Colquitt after his inauguration tomorrow appears certain as a result of a caucus of prohibition leaders in the legislature this morning, at "which it was acrreed to decline to con firm Colquitt's appointments in the ab- sence of 'his approval of the proposed laws, this being feasible because of the prohibition element in the senate, It is expected that the present legislature will succeed in presenting to the people an amendment for state wide prohibition. Colquitt is an anti-prohibitionist. Adjournment for Ball. After a wrangle over adjournment this morning the house decided 61 to 52, to adjourn until 11:30 tomorrow in order to get the hall in order for the inau gural balL Among the 'hills introduced this morn ing was one fovAlartin providing that newspapers shall file with the secretary of state a list of stockholders. This was recommended 'bv governor 'Campbell in a aJessage. Lane offered a bill prohibiting the playing of baseball "on Sunday witiiin a mile of a church, except in cities o er 20,000. Among the resoiufions offered was one approving the selection of New Orleans for the Panataa exposition, and inviting former governor Haskell, of Oklahoma. to address the legislature. An attempt was made to pass the early closing bill for saloons but the point was raised that it had not been legally reported from the committee and the point was sustained by the chair. PROS GIVEUP THE FIGHT FOR PRESENT 9L. "Will WaJLt Until Campbell Eetires From Office to Push Measures. Austin, Tex., Jan. 16. FolloTtig' a iroee reached at-'la this' morningbe- tween pro and anti senators, the senate again met at 1U oclock out .a quorum failed to-appear. so' after some quibbling J Wn rvm far4in -n nl between the opposing: factions, an ad journment -was taken until 11:30 a. m. tomorrow. Cofer offered a written motion to ad journ, asserting ihat sthe antdrsenators had absented themselves for the pur pose of breaking up a quorum, but lieutenant governor Davidson refused to entertain the motion, saying it reflected on the absentees. Terrell, of McLennan, raised the point when, the senate adjourned at 2:15 this morning thatt be adjourned for three days, and as a result had adjourned sine die, but Davidson overruled uhe point. The pros have even up all hope of accomplishing anything during Camp-bell'-s -few rensainin- days of office and agree to abandon the fight for the time beings & O'NEAL DENOUNCES PROHIBITION LAWS Alabama's New 'Governor Declares Them Invasion ' . of Personal lights. Montgomery, Ala,, Jan. 16. In hla inaugural address today governor Era mPtt O'Neal declared that. Alabama's prohibition laws are an invasion of in dividual rights and constitutional guarantees, and branded the attempt to insert the prohibition clause in the constitution as an offspring of intoler ance arid bigotry. Ere proclaimed pro hibition as a thing of the future and recommended a general local option law. He advocated the divorce be tween liquor interests and politics and said it could be accomplished by the creation of an excise commission vested with, the power to control the .liquor traffic ? ITND BALIiOOX AND ODE AD AERONAUTS IN. THE LAKE Berlin, Germany, Jan. IB. The Ger man balloon Hildebrandt whjch -has been missing since the ascent from Schanngendorf on December 29, was found in a lake in Pomerania province, Prussia, today. The bodies "of both aeronauts were in the gondola. WACO CARS TO STOP IN HONOR OF BEAD PRESIDENT Waco, Texas, Jan. 16 All Waco street cars this afternoon stopped five minutes and the offices of the Citizen's Street Railway company are closed for five 'hours in honor of Henry C. Scott, president of the company, who killed himself In St. Loiys Saturday. Herald Skows El Paso To ' Be In the Big City Class From Santa Fe Xew Mexican. rHE annual number of the El Paso Herald issued this week is a mirror of the magnificent growth of the Pass City and the prosperity of its tributary coun try. The Herald gives much space and attention to iSFew Mexico affairs and has contributed much to the upbuild ing of the southwest. The full page illustrations of El Paso jseenes are most striking and are proof thatEl Paso has arrived in the Bi City class. iJvery Year, the Consump tion of Sweet Stuff in the United States Is Large. HALF OF IT IS IMPORTED Washington," D. C, Jan. 16.-i-The people of the United States consume half their own weight in sugar every year; an average of 81 pounds per capita, in speaking in round terms, for 1910, and about a like quantity for 1909. The people of the United States are larger consumers of sugar per cap ita, than those of anv other couAtrv J of the world except England, for which the latest figures show a consumption averaging 86 pounds per capita, against our own average of 81 pounds per capita. The next largest per capita consumption is In Denmark, 77 pounds; followed by Switzerland, fi4 nnnnflsr Sweflen. 54 nnnnds nnfl Germany and Holland, each about 43 j pounds. We Import Half of It. Not only is the United States the second largest sugar consumer per capita, but the total amount consumed annually is much greater than that of any other country, aggregating more than 7,000,000,000 pounds per annum, against about 4,000,000,000 pounds In England and about 3,000,000,000 , pounds in Germany. About one-half of the sugar Con sumed in the United States is brought from foreign countries, about one fourth from our own Islands, and the remaining one-fourth produced In this country. The total production of sugar In the United States now amounts to 1,750, 000,000 pounds a year, of which more than 1,000,000,000 pounds is beet sugar and about 750,000,000 cane sugar. Growth of Beet Sugar Industry. -, It is only recently that the produc tion of beet sugar in the United tates shas come to exceed that of cane sugar. In 1990 domestic production of cane sugar was twice as great as that of beet sugar, and 20 years ago was more than 60 times as great; but the growth of beet sugar producing has been very rapid in recent years, and in 1907, for the first time, exceeded In quantity that produced from cane and has so J continued since that time. Of the sugar brought from other Lcountries. nearly all is made from 1 canfe. Thlle about-half -oitijjsaL I sujar is muue irom Deets, most oi it j Is produced in Europe and consumed uie ounzry or production or m ther PartS Z that grand division. in the country of production or in While most of the world outside of Europe obtains its sugar supply from cane, grown of course In the tropical and subtropical sections. Of the cane sugar which we consume most of that coming from foreign countries is drawn from Cuba, the Dutch East In dies and smaller amounts from the West Indies, Mexico, Central and South America. All of that coming from our own islands Porto Rico, Hawaii ad the Philippines Is cane sugar. wmitj oi. me aomesuc proauct anout 40 percent Is produced from cane. The ! beet sugar of the United States Is grown chiefly in- Colorado, California urd Michigan, and some in Utah. Idaho and Wisconsin; while most of the cane sugar is produced in Louisiana, with smaller quantities In Texas, FlorIda,yj Georgia and South Carolina Use Doubles In 30 Tears. The sugar "habit" is evidently a growing one with the people of the United States, and probably with those pf other countries, since the total world production of sugar, including I on -!- i..-x.6-I . . I all countries for which statistics are available, has Increased 50 percent in the last decade and about doubled in 15 years. In our own case the con sumption has shown a rapid growth, the per capita consumption having been, in 1880, 40 pounds; in 1S90. 51 pounds; in 1900, 59 pounds, and In 1910, approximately 81 pounds. . What is the cost of this enormous quantity of sugar consumed in the United States? If we accept a general average of 5 cents per pound as the retail price paid by jour people for the 7 1-3 billion pounds of sugar consumed f by them in 1910, we should get a total ot $doo,uuu,uuu, or an average of ap proximately Sl.000,000 a .day paid for sugar by the people of the United States. KATY IS SUED FOR ITS TEXAS CHARTER St Louis, Mo., Jan. 16. When au vised of a suit directed against the Missouri, Kansas & Tex.is Railway company for cancelation of Its Texas charter, president Allen manifested surprise .and declared he believed the litigation was brought more for do- i lltical effect that for the good of the state. - The company, he said, will fight the case to a finish, but he believes public sentiment will cause the withdrawal of the suits. If brought. The road, he declares, is spending thousands annuaTJy Improving: 'its road 1 and making extensions in Texas. Actions of Texas Company Taken as Proof of Value of Wells It Has Sunk. COMPANY BUYS LAND FORTANKS Toyah, Texas, Jan. 16. Toyah's oil prospects are brighter now than ever and the fact that several companies are now drilling Jn this' immediate vi cinity in addition to the Texas com pany makes the people hopeful that the world will soon know what the field contains in the way "of oil, for thft offIclals nf oT7 fh nfllOT. ' ,ao the offlcIal of aT1 e other companies vt CJ- twC 6""s tu jjiu.u public the logs of. their wells and tell what they get when they get it, wheth er it is gas, oil or dust. This is what the people want to j know, for they are tired of guessing. Once they can show that there Js oil here in commercial quantities as they believe there is, then the future of Toyah is assured. Values of land will go kiting and many forutnes will be made. But in the absence of any proof one way' or the other, the people are still l' pinning their faith on the field on the strength of what the Texas com pany, has done and is doing. This com pany from the time it brought in Its -first well, -though all the lme denying reports of striking oil and declining to make public anything in connection with its own wells, has been spending thousands upon thousands of dollars securing additional lands and putting in improvements. . "Never once has it relaxed. The fact that this company, after drilling and learning more about the field than any other person or concern, has such faith In the field, makes the- outside people believe In it, too. " Texas Company's Activity. The Texas company now has two completed and capped wells and is sinking two more, to say nothing of the shallow wells that were here be fore -the Texas company began drilling, and which attracted the company to the field. The Texas company has also only recently bought ten acres of prop erty adjoining the T. & P. station here, at $1000 per acre, which leads to the Deiiec that the company contemplates TectIon-jf.ma2amoiltstQrase5anks bippiniiTanfSsh1-'Trrhe, rrom ;J. R. Chandler, of Toyah, and at nis own figures, it is stated. The Texas company has also filed a petition wich ak!ne- fAr v,Q j" reco? , asking for the construction of a road tf IfS WIIB H-Jlo c?4-n n3 V. t ii-- - ..., .i... it, 01i.cu, suuniug mat It has no immediate intention of aban doning the field, at least. Powerful Pressure .in W.ell. These are only a few of the thimrs that make the people of the vlclnltv i believe that the Texas company has struck a good flow of oil in its field 16 . miies from town. The fact that fhro. is oil in at least one of the wells , .- ,---- ... ..Cuo famous No. 1 is not denied by theN officials of the company. This Is the well -which The Herald exposed last summer. Since that time it was shot i and after that the rleelnc- "humor? People in Toyah claim Co have it from employes of the company that the fire was caused by gas and oil from the wen, mat me Dig well got beyond control and set fire to and hnmri rh I derrick, Although the place has been more carefully guarded since The Herald man Sot inside the enclosure and got ,' h!sniP.fiir f tT, -, . I ..wo injures oi tne ns: ana caslns- nri the pipes running direct from the cas ing to the boiler and the oil tanks, men from here claim to have been Inside since that time and they declare that the force of gas or oil maybe both on the casing, worked it so loose In T w, aa to be cabled j f J cementel. several barrels of j cement having been poured into th i . j j.t-A , . T,1 . .-,, .. . w ; - vvnuint, .LJIC losing. 'Real OH In Well. The company is so well satisfied wiHi this well that another Is being sunk near the same location. Well No. 2 vwucn was Deing sunk last July, is now completed and another is being sunk near that location, also. Well No. 2 is capped like No. 1 and nobody has been allowed to learn what was struck in either. But it Is known that the company is operating its machinery on oil from well No. 1, and there are many who wiir declare it is not pumped out that it gushes. It is also known that even F. W. Freeman, man ager of the company, has admitted that No. i Is a "producing well;" and this before it 1vas shot, too. Those who saw it shot, declare that it spouted above the derrick after the shot and that it continued spouting until shut off. They also claim that it was real oil, as the evidences about the place plainly showed even after the manage ment had taken a big cable and had it dragged over the earth to obliterate as much as possible all signs of oil in the vicinity. Company Has Faith. ' Another indication of the importance which the company attaches to the field is the fact that when the derrick on well No. 1 was burned, material for a new rig was shipped In by ex press not a few pieces, but all th heavy pieces needed for the entire rig, Including a cable that weighed several thousand . pounds pretty expensive shipping. Toyah people believe that the com pany intends eventually to run a pine I line into the citj' from the fields and tnat the land bought In this city will be used for the tanks from which cars will be loaded. It is the story on the streets here that a man owning land near the wells saw the "gusher" when It burned the derrick, but was asked by company 'of ficials to keep quiet This would show that the officials are still trying to keep the discovery of oil a secret In order to buy up more land while thev may, and the fact that they went to Los Angeles last week to buy land (Continued on Fagi Five.) REBELS GO! SOUTH FROM Band of. Horsemen Seen at Sabinal Having Gone from Near This Place. PASSENGERS SEE THEM FROM TRAIN A large body of mounted men was seen on a flat stretch of country'north we3t of Sabinal from the Mexico North Western passenger train which arrived Saturday afternoon in Ciudad Juarez. The company agent at Sabinal wires that ranchmen verify the presence of Insurrectos In the district. It is evident that these men are the same 140 horsemen who, as reported Saturday in The Herald, passed the border into Mexico within a few miles from El Paso. It is believed that this band went south with the intention of capturing Gulllermo Porras, secretary of the state of Chihuahua, or rescuing the prisoners jailed at Casas Grandas. But neither the official nor the pris oners were on the train. Informed of. this or falling to reach the railroad in time, there was no assault-of the train. The body of men seen northwest of Sabinal could not have reached that point from the south without being seen in the district about Janos and iRafeos, where 100 soldiers are station- Jed- Sabinal is 155 kilometers south of Juarez, but a much shorter distance overland from a certain point on the New Mexico border. The Insurrectos known to be near Sa"binal form the only band reported by any authentic source along the railroad between Juarez andv Pearson. 411 is reported quiet along the line by railroad officials, and the passenger train departed as usual at 1 p. m. Monday. SOLDIERS ARE SUNT OUT FROM JIMENEZ Paymaster at Parral Robbed Wounded American Recovers. Parral, Mexico, Jan. 16. Over 600 soldiers that arrived in the town of Jimenez, below here last week. 75 of whom were mounted, 50 pack animals and supplies have been sent out on marches through the mountains. The outfit will divide forces at cer- volnta along. theKmap,?ed mjt route, mountains will be YtottrSSfSr' cry direction for rebels. Paymaster Robbed. D. Plza, acting paymaster for the Parral and Durango railroad, was held up and robbed of $800 in money, a gold u ,, iei Q !, tt,- .,, -""" a"u " ' " " near Mesa Sandia called kilometer 77, while coming Into Parral. Mr. Plza was returning to Mesa San dia on a railroad bicycle after paying off the -employes working out from that nlace. As he neared kilometer .77 a few bullets whizzed over his head, evidently fired from the brush. He im- mediately speeded up his machine. thinking to outdistance the" next round. ; , " - , r, - , but his course took him around a curve where a barricade was placed across the tracks and in a few seconds he was lylnr ln a heap to one side and, cov ered by guns In the hands of four masked men. ) Soldiers Sent Out. The robbers lost no time arid Piza was compelled to come across with ev- erytrilng valuable about .hi posses- iion. The robbers left7 him, and. ' mountinS horses, rode away. Plza ! made hls 'way t0 PrOTidencIa- a little :?JF T i!f, aaTlt wne" ne no: tified the soldiers stationed there and they started out on the trial of the robbers'. They succeeded in arresting three suspects . Wounded Man Recovers. On November 21 last, John W. Story left the Casa Fuentes in this city bound for the Foreign club, he' had sone about 10 steps when the noise of bullets announced the opening of the j.r.ttnn o t. c-dc .,.. nnouiicov.v,., . j..,, oio misic u.uu uc fell In his tracks, his body and right hand pierced by two Mauser bullets. No hope was held out for his recovery as he was 70 years old. A few days afterwards, he was carried aboard the train on a stretcher for the hospital conducted by Tr.C. B. Husk In Santa Barbara, where he lay until a few days ago when his wounds were declared healed. Mr. Story Is now ln the city greeting his old friends and receiving the congratulations of both natives and foreigners. EOBBEES WOBK BELOW TOEEEON Operate Under Pretense of Being Insurgents. Troops Sent. Torreon, Mexico, Jan. 16. Some in terest has been created here by the re port that fightlngwas in progress at 1 Jimulco, on the Central line siuth of Torreon. The report had some founda tion, but the situation was not as se rious as was at first believed. A band of men calling themselves Maderists visited the store of a Span-, ard at Manuel and robbed the place of 300 in cash. What is believed to be the same band made their way to the hacienda at El Guaje. the property of Don Amador Cardenas and relieved it of a portion of its content b-fcre the rroops which' were dWpatohed from Torreon, could ovei take them I if iy men were sent from he-o !u; V-a men had fled and the troops are said to be in-pursuit. It Is also said that depie dations have been committed near Matamoros but these are believed to 'be the deeds of peons In that portion of he country vho take advantage of general conditions to loot. r ROBBED IN NEW ORLEANS New Orleans, La., Jan. 16. Robert Brewster, step-son of O. Hunnan, a San Antonio real estate dealer, was sandbagged and robbed of S1Q.0 in a ea'burb early this morning. He was found unconscious; There is no clue to his assailants. While en route from Casas Grandes with, a train of cattle, James Sharp e, -who arrived iH El Paso this morning:, heard of fighting near there. Mr. Sharpe says: "When vre arrived In Casas Grandes vre heard of fighting. , A troop of 123 soldiers started out toward Galeana to Intercept a hand of revolutionists reported in that section. Late In the afternoon, a. 'runner came in from thescene and reported that the soldiers had engaged the enemy, who were proving too strong for - them. Immediately the rest of the garrison with one machine gun was sena out to reinforce the soldiers. At 7 oclock Sunday nightwe received word that they were still fighting at Ponce's pasture on the road t Galeana. ' About 150 citizens were armed to protect the town of Casas Grandes in the event that it should he attacked by the revolutionists." r Cut Off Head of One Man. Take Judge From His Family. MUCH ACTIVITY - IN MOUNTAINS Chihuahua, Mexico, Jan. 16. El Norte, a Spanish daily of this city, says, that word has, been received her of tne brutal murder of Francisco Perez bs the revolutionists, who cut off his' head with an ax and killed his servant According to the account of the kill ing, Perez, who conducts an orchard at Nabosaigame- dn the district of Rayon, went put to the mountains with five mules carrying packs of oranges, which he Intended to sell in the town. He had disposed of his wares andjwas returning to his home, accompanied by his servant, when the revolutionists en countered him near Pitahayitas, in the district of Guerrero, where tney as saulted and robbed him of his money. Judge of tetters Assassinated. Mrs. Isabel 'Salinas de Norman, wife of Martin E. Norman, judge of letters of the district of Guerrero, has arrived in this city and confirms the report that her husband was assassinated by the revolutionists under the command of Abraham Oros, the provisional jefe politico of that district. She says that the revolutionists went to their home and demanded that her husband give them all his money, but he had none. Then they took him away entering the house to do so. All day long, while she and her small children were In the house, the evolutionists pelted It with stones rh-Za fh-rDwTrfTiv of '-tHfvmthroueh' the iNr-lnlrtTiT i ikjuuu '. Later she went to Oros, the leader I of the revolutionary band, and begged v.im rt aii Vioi- Tr-VirA JiAr husband was, but he merely said: JIt Is of no importance to me wnere ne is. xnere fore she concluded that they had kill ed him. Was a Loyal Mexican. Norman had notified the authorities when the first outbreak occurred at Guerrero and declined to denounce the government and take sides with the revolutionists. He defended the town and took refuge in his iome, but final ly they took him out and killed him, it Is believed, for he has not returned. Judge Norman leaves, besides his wife, seven children and for their sup port they have nothing but his Insur ance policy In the sum of 1000 and a small tract of land in the "state of Zacatecas. A famHy named Kramer, living near Guerrero, hearing of the plight of Mrs. Norman and her children, drove to the town and placing her and her children in a hack, started for their ranch. En route they encountered Abraham Oros, the rebel leader, who stopped them and inquired where they were going and wanted to prevent their exit from the city, but finally consented to it Others Killed. Official reports have been received here confirming the Teport of the kill ing of judge Norman and also of"Alejo y Alejandro Amaya, commandant of police; German Espejo, Lazaro Espejo, postal inspector xuanuei iraiaro oua- j rez and Genaro Sanchez Aldama, all of j whom were shot to death and later buried in one grave in an arroyo near Basuchil, which Is not far distant from Guerrero. These men .were all shot by orders of Abraham Oros, the rebel leader, who lined them all up, one at a time and had Ills men shoot them down. He claimed that these executions were merely Intended as reprisals for the executions of revolutionists by Navarro following the battle o Cerro Prieta Cojnpncfion to Prisoners. The Chihuahua Enterprise says: "A great feature of the surrender and one that will not .be overlooked out side of the republic as well as within its borders is the broad spirit of the federal authorities In granting amnes ty to all the insurrectos who presented themselves to the- federal commander, laying down their arms and promising to return to their peaceful occupations. This wise action of the Insurrectos. as well as its reception by the authorities, will bring hope and comfort into the lives made wretched by this fratricidal strife. "Col. Diaz has taken the $1300 turn ed over by the rebel jefe and appor tioned It among the people of the vi cinity damaged by the acts of the re- Lvoltosos All of this has produced a good impression among the' people there and made Col. Diaz the subject of much praise for his tact and mod eration." Cuellar on a Chase. Moved by reports that considerable bodies of rebels were operating in the vicinity of Minaca, Guerrero and San Isldro, Col. Cuellar was sent out from Guerrero with a strong body of in fantry, cavalry and artillery to strike the enemy at San Isldro, Basuchil, Ma tanzas and Caleras. The rebels, scent ing the advance of the column, retreat ed into the hills The direction they took was not known, and CoK Cuellar returned to Guerrero. Rebels Are Numerous. A traveler who has' been among the pronunciados and familier with many of the leaders, said to an Enterprise reporter that they could mobilize 500 well armed men In the above mention ed section against any point they wish ed to attack. He- sail that they were (Continued on Page Two). MY JUAREZ TO U Police Chief Will Also Get OutResult of Trouble With a Diaz Man. SENSATION IS CAUSED BY IT Francisco Portallo, mayor of Ciudad Juarez and jefe politico of fie local dis trict, will be asked to resign, if he has not already received such a request, and Antonio Ponce de Leon, commandant of Juarez police, will probably resign also, all as the result of the unprecedented acifivity of M. Cavazas, commandant of the (fiscal guards and inspectors of the Juarez customs department. The'' affair is more of a scandal than the result of any apolitical change. Few in Juarez know particulars of this sudden development but it is al ready talked on the streets, that a change will be made in the public offi cials of the city. Gavazas was sent to Juarez a lew months ago to rill the vacancy made when his predecsor wa3 arrested in connection witj? a customs house scandal. The customs investiga tion which preceded the arrest of the chief of inspectors, was made by a repre sentative of the federal government from Mexico City. The new chief, Cavazas, was sent from the national capital, and is said to bp a whip for president Diaz himself. Fiscal Chief Causes Trouble. A fortnight ago, Oavazos, the new fis cal chief, while in a saloon insisted with, a drawn revoher, that a number of strangers drink the health of Porfdrio Diaz, it is charged. The official became so violent that a number- of police -were- required to remove ham from fine gale-on, J As a xesuit of tins, Uavazas is said to have been summoned to the civil court and given a private arraignment before mayor Pornlio, who, jn such cases, is the chief executive of the city andvdis trict. This is said to have brought a series of complaints from Cavazas ngainst the mayor and police chief, which were sent to Mexico City and submitted to president Diaz. fc Shows "Wire From Diaz. The irate customs official participated in another barroom scene Saturday niglat. it is known, and to verify an ar gument against the city officials, he displayed to the jraze of all a communi cation from president Diaz in which it was promised that the jefe politico would be removed. It as believed that this communication is authentic, since Cavazas by political connection is close to the head of the nation. The report caused great excitement in the city when the few who were present iff the saloon (had spread the news. The city officials refuse to make any statement regarding the matter. Mayor Well Known. Mayor Portillo came to Juarez about a 3'ear ago. He has served in similar capacity in other cities- of the state, and was connected with the government in important projects, being a civil engineer. (.commandant ironce de Leon has lor years been chief of Juarez police, and is a iormer army officer, and son of a for mer army officer. FiaETJKG- INCEEASE IN FEEIGHT EATES Washington, D. C., Jan. 16. The ar guments in the western rate cases Iwere begun today before the interstate commerce commission. The commodity rates, affecting 92 artlclesln the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Mis souri. North and South Dakota. Ne braska, Kansas and Montana, are all articles of daily consumption and for the greater pert may be regarded as necessities of life and business. The- contemplated advance in rates approximates 16 percent. ' SOLDIERS AT NOGALES. Nogales, Arl, Jan. 16. A detach, ment of-Mexiean soldiers has arrived in Nogales. Sonora. FOUR KILLED AT OBEY AS Eaple Pass, Texas, Jan., 16. Thre Jlexican soldiers and two rcbe.Is wcr killed in a street fight "at Obeyos, sonth 0r here yesterday, according to pa, sensors arriving here this morning over the Mexican International line. The reiolntionists vrere gathering: for sortie vrhen the trooP charged And both sides disappeared after a few minutes' hot flRhtinjr. About n score were grounded. RACEHORSES HA VE A CLOSE CALL IN FIRE Fire, believed to have been of In cendiary origin, early Monday morn ing endangered the lives of valuable race horses and caused the death of a work horse at the Juarez track. The flames were discovered about 2:30 o'clock, and the horsemen had dif ficulty in rescuing the frightened ani mals. The fire b'irned out the w od work of 1 tara of an alobe sTuc- ture, and destrojed a large., quantity Sixteen Hour Battle Is Said to Have Been Fought with Insurgents. MOlE FIGHTING IS LOOKED FOE (By C. D. Hagerty, Associated Pres3 War Correspondent.) Chihuahua, Mex., Jan. 16. A IS hour battle between 70 government volun teers, socalled, and 100 revolutionists, occurred at the village of Coyome on Saturday. This report reached Gen. Hernandez, commanding this military zone, today. No details were given, but from the duration of the engagement it Is pre sumed that the losses were consider able. The general expects an ampli fied report soon. Coyome is about mldw-ay betwen this city and Ojinaga. With Orosco holding the attention of Gen. Navarro In the western part of the state foreigners look for interest- j Ing developments in the eastern part xne ngnt at coyome is taken as con firmation of insurrecto reports that the revolution Is being carefully fos tered east and northeast of here. It Is doubtful if there are more than 500 -federal troops In that section of the state. Orosco, in talking recently with a prominent railroad man who met him in the mountains, stated that all told since the revolution started, the insur rectos have 'lost 150 men in killed and those who died from their' wounds. SAYS MOBMONS ABE BEING PERSECUTED Chief Missionary m Eng land Accedes to Demand For Investigation. London, England, Jan. 16. W. G. Monson, chief of Mormon missionaries in England, has addressed a letter to home secretary Churchhlll acceding- to the request of certain English clergy that the home office Investigate Mor monlsm fn this country. Monson al leges that the Mormons are being perse cuted. An anti-Mormon campaign was recently organized in Liverpool by the bishop of Liverpool and other promin ent churchmen. The object was the expulsion from England of Mormon missionaries, 'who are charged with, sending many recruits, chiefly girls, to the United States. The- crusade ha3 been taken up by the clergy of other cities. BEG-IH EEBUILDDTG OF ITALIAN" CITIES . Great Ceremony Attends -Laying of Cornerstone of First Q-rou!5. Messina, Italy, Jan. 16. The rebuild ing of Messina in durable masonary was inaugurated today when the cor nerstone of a group of public build ings to be erected by the municipality was laid by Signor CacchI, minister of public works, and other members of the government. t The ceremony was witnessed by a great assemblage and aroused much enthusiasm and new hope for the future. The ministers go from here to Reg gk, where there will be a similar cer emony, formally opening- the w.ork of the reconstruction of that earthquake stricken city. SENATORSHIP FROM NEW YORK NOX, EASILY SETTLETD Albany, N. Y Jan. 16. Governor Dix toda.x publicly advised the Democratic ( members of the legislature to con-' sider the wishes of their constituents ahead of the decision of the majority in tonight's Democratic caucus on the senatorship. This may mean that the caucus will be unable to settle the contest and it will be carried to th floor of the legislature. of harness and stable equipment. A work horse employed in wagQn use was killed. The race horse, Irrigator, was sightly burned about the legs, but will re cover. The horso Smiley Metzner, re ceived some bruises In running against a post A mule was als sllgihtly in jured Tl e fire started In two locairties at the same tim ii Seating tlat vandals had ignited the straw In the stalls.