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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
1 m a am-
Legislature Will Be Able to
Eefuse Confirmation If
He G-ets Crosswise.
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
Lane offered a bill prohibiting the
playing of baseball "on Sunday witiiin a
mile of a church, except in cities o er
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.
"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.
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 &
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
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, 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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.)
Band of. Horsemen Seen at
Sabinal Having Gone from
Near This Place.
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
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.
Paymaster at Parral Robbed
Wounded American
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.
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.
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."
Cut Off Head of One Man.
Take Judge From His
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
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
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
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
"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).
Police Chief Will Also Get
OutResult of Trouble
With a Diaz Man.
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.
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. '
Nogales, Arl, Jan. 16. A detach,
ment of-Mexiean soldiers has arrived
in Nogales. Sonora.
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.
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
(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
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
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.
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
. 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.
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.

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