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! Paso, Ttxts, Saturday Evening Marck 25, 1911-22 Pajes &1 Paso's Rapid Growth Official United States Census Population 1910, 39,279 Population 1900 15,906 Population 1SW ....10,338 MADERISTAS THREATEN MANY MEXICAN TO WNS M6 I . .i . Boards of Governors From Associations Meet in El Paso. WANT POWER RI&ET FOR LAND OWNERS A joint meeting of the boards of governors of the Elfephant Butte and El Paso Valley Water Users associa tions is in progress in the grill room of the Sheldon- The directors from the upper valley went Into conference immediately upon their arrival Safcur day morning- with the directors of the 321 Paso cssociatlon. The subject which is being considered is the control of the water power to be developed by the Elephant Butte dam and its later als. At the present time this is the livest topic in the two valleys. This water power is to be one of the great est assets of xhe reclamation project, aside from the water itself. How this power is to be controled, when it is developed is the problem (the two boards of governors are wrestling with today. ' Plan of Organization Proposed. A plan of organization has been sug gest! by which the power plants will be owned by the land owners in the valley, each holding stock in the auxiliary company in proportion to the amount of land he owns. As the reclamation act limits the amount of land xo 160 a-cres, there would be no I possibility, the advocates of this plan say, of developing a power monopoly to control gthe power output of the dam and laterals. That the power de velopment should be an integral part of the irrigation system is the con tention of the advocates of this plan and -any attempt to separate the power project from the Irrigation project will be met with opposition, they say. Seek Unity of Action. The purpose bf the meeting as stated by H. B. Holt, president of the Elephant Butte association, who is acting vas chairman of the joint meet in?, is to secure the best possible methods of harmonious cooperation be tween the reclamation service and the, water users -associations. It is admitted that the power devel opment feature of the-big project is one of- the greatest problems in con nection with the Elephant Butte dam and unless it is equitably distributed ainoa? the men who, are ..naying- for fheig-jir-Jecfc-it will,h vigorously J oppossea, xne aireciors say. Those Attending. Those who are attending the meet Irsr from Hip unner vallev are: H. B. Holt. Las Cruces; L. Clapp, Hatcl; 1. J Tan Gass, Chamberino; J. M. Hoy, Rin con; Rob erluJEn wood, Las Cruqes; C. E Miller. Anthony; jH. R. Hannum, La ' Me?a; TV- L. Gilliam. Mesilla Park; S. P. Stewart, Mesilla Park; TVilliam Pal mer, jr.. Rincon. The Bl Paso Valley directors who are -attending the meet ing are: Felix Martinez, H. B.tevens, Z. T. White, Z.L. Cobb. A. Courchesne, R F. Burges, J. A. Smith, Royal Jack man. The Objectionable Propesal. A proposal is to be made through the board of control of the water users associations by a company which is now in pro,cess of formation to leae the water power right for a period of 50 years. It Is this proposal that the socalled "insurrectos" among the board members, are lighting the hardest They say that as the project now stands, the -water users own every thing connected with the dam, includ ing the power possibilities as well as the ditches, dams and diversicm gates. To lease the power right, which is the second biggest part of the entire project, to a private company, they say. would be foolish, the "insurrec tos" contend, since the water users themselves will be the principal users of the power lor pumping, lighting- and motive power purposes a.nd th'ey will be forced to buy from the company what originally belonged to them as a part o their ownership in the entire project. The meeting- will continue until late Saturday evening and a final decision reached before "adjournment; in favor of having the power rights in the big dam controled by the land owners and water users, it is said by the directors. A-4L I ! Z JOHXSOX TO JAIL FOR- JOY RIDING San Francisco-. Cal., March 25. Heavyweight champion Jack Johnson was today sentenced by acting police judge Tread well to serve 25 days in jail on a charge of exceeding the auto mobile speed limit. Johnson pleaded guilty to the charge last Thursday. , : : : ; CAMBRIDGE DEFEATS OXFORD SIX TO FOUR London. England, March 25. Cam bridge won the annual intervarsity sports with Oxford today, six to four. SEVEN ARE KILLED IN GEORGIA TRAIN WRECK Savannah, Ga., March 25. The. DIx ift Flyer on the Atlantic Coast line, runnlnsr from Chicago to .Tacks on ville, was wrecked this morning- on the Alapaha trestle, three miles soath of Alapaha station, by the breaking of a wheel axle on the engine. , According; to the official trtateraent, seven are known to be dead and more than a dozen are injured. The baggage car vra3 telescoped and the first and second class coaches and the first Pullman went through the trestle and are sow under 10 feet of ivatcr Four hundred feet of trestle was carried down and traffic willbe blocked for 30 hours. Doctors and nurses have been rushed to the scene by a special train. SEVEX BODIES RECOVERED. Ocilla, Ga 3Iarch 23. According t o reports of passengers on the wrecked Dixie Flyer, the crash came without w arning and no one had a chance to "es-1 cape death or injury. Seven bodies have been recovered at noon and the list ef dead may be increased vthen the debris is cleared. Positively No Fighting in That Region Since Battle of Casas Grandes. MACHINERY TAKEN ' FROM MORMON MILL V v v V v V V V V V ? WHERE THE FAKE WAR' .; XEWS HAS ITS ORIGIN Recent fake No. 1 was "the second battle of Cas-as Grandes" 4n which Madero was declared to have retaken the town and captured Col. Cuellar, after his defeat by the rebels. Published in El Paso Times March 10. - Recent fake No. 2 was "the battle of Chocolate Pass," in " which Rabago's forces were de- i clared to have been annihilated, when JRabago was at that time in reality on the Mexican Na- tional line many miles away and Madero's forces were almost as far away. Published in El Paso Times, March 19. .. '. j. .j. .. .; : , Colonia Dublan, Chin., Mex., March 24. (By Mail.) There has been no lighting in this vicinity anywhere since the battle of Casas Grandes on March G. This is positive. The 'battle of Chocolarte Pass" was a canard pure and simple A few days ago a band or armed men claiming to De revolutionists, cut the telephone wire between Colonia Dub lan and Colonia Juarez, then went into Juarez, lined up their armed men in front of the harness shop and de manded an outfit for each of four men whom they sadd were needing horses, .saddles, cruns and ammunition. The demand was refused and the inmates J were preparing to deiena tnemseivus when a compromise was made and firearms and ammunition were taken from the list of articles. The reoets claim that these men were intruders. A compcuny of federal soldiers went to Colonia Juarez right after this en counter and, after loading the ma chinery of the flour mill into four wagons, which they had Tjrought, they went into town and visited the acad emy. The colonel spoke a few min utes to the school and said that if he had entertained a feeling of any thing other than friendship lor the people there, that Itrhad vanished, and lie said he would not intentionally in jure one of the inhabitants. The peo ple -were so excited on seeing so many uniformed soldiers in their little town that business was suspended during their stav and schools were closed. The officials had ordered the miller not to grind any flour for the rebels, but the rebels forced him to grind. In fact, they furnished their own miller and then compelled the use of the ma chinery. The machinery was seized by the federals as a result. The rebels have all gone now from San Diego. Report comes In this .even ing that Gen. Blanco is at thef Janos ranch with 500 men. but whether he is coming to Casas ' Grandes or going to Chihuahua is unknown. Everything has been absolutely quiet in these parts since the battle at Casas Grandes. The other day one of the rebel lead ers rode into Colonia Juarez on a pet horse of a yourig- -woman. When she saw her lost pet, she wept so bitterly (That a relative informed the rider -and he dismounted and delivered the ani mal to its legitimate owner with thanks lor the loan. Avfew days a,go a crowd of Ameri cans started for El Paso on a hand car with sails -attached. The car was blown from the track and several of th boys wre quMc badlv injured '"Trev sent o Pprrnn for i Jr"'"-. fi ne was told to bring- a straight jacket oc-itli Tiim ji! nnp nf tlipm had been struck on the head and was a ravin V mnnlac One of them h?s since died nrd was buried yesterdav in San Pedro. The- doctor and his iniured patters !rp expected1 in today. Those not in jured continued their journev. Another car fitted up 'with sails wert out yrsterdav. TvTienr a Herald comes' into town. men will follow thp paper and pjta-nd , In groups to hear It read. Even the r. ji ii :.. !.. .v,-r,:.v .ot r.'iiw6iw.iiM.i...-ia -it- . t, w, Interest 5n foreism newspaner. OPPOSITE DEL RIO Del Rio. Tex., March 25. A large number of unarmed Mexicans are re ported to have crossed the river just west of Del Rio to join the rebel forces in the mountains to the south. They told s3mpathii;ers here that they had guns i on the other side and would mount themselves at Margurite. They bought ammunition from local dealers. Two troops of Mexican soldiers were sent from Las "Vacas, opposite Del Rio in 'pursuit. The report of a fight is expected any time. , Crosses Line Near Douglas En Route to Join Red Lopes.'s Command. HAS SURGEONS ' TO AID INJURED Douglas, Ariz., March 25. A band of 40 Mexicans and Americans crossed the line near Douglas near midnight last night to join "Red" Lopezes command a few miles over the line, making it is said 390 armed and mounted men. It is stated that this will be the best equipped rebel band organized. Bodie, an American, who is in command, said he would join Lopez's Sonora river command near Moctezuma. Their destination is Hermosillo. He has sur gical instruments and surgeons and 40 American members. Hermosillo is not thought to be the real destination. NOF ARRESTED ON MEXICAN LAND Official Survey Shows Con verse and Blaft Were Taken in Texas. Lawrence F. Converse and Edwin Blatt, now held in the Juarez jail, were arrested on American soil. The last vestige of doubt was removed Friday when county surveyor A. S. Albro and F. E. Baker made a survey of the land and toqk photographs! of the place where they were arrested. This is looated1 two and one-half miles due southeast from the town of Tornillo, Tex., and 200 feet north of the nearest bank of the river and 600 feet from the ford where they crossed to Mexico and were delivered to the Mexican soldiery. The river has never changed its. course at that point. On the Ameri can bank there is heavy cotton wood timber, some of the trees being from 3 to four feet In circumference and from 30 to 75 years of age, showing that the river has not changed its coursev else it' would have washed these away. The 'river is swinging over toward the Texas side if anything. The bank is nine feet high at the point where the b03rs were taken Into custody. If Mexico claims -the land, it is not taking: .a .njsrcaatipns tp- guard it. f iTiuay tnere W2s,'not-'a"Aiex3ca.nrsru-rale or other guard at that point, but' the American officers cdntinue to guard the property, claiming It -as United States territory. , County surveyor J. TV. Eubank 'di rected the surveys and C.'H., Converse, father of one of the boys held in jail. accompanied them on the trip. ., I MORMONS LEAVING MEXICAN COLONIES Look Upon the Mexican War as Yeiy Serious; Are Selling Out. Salt Lake, Utah, March 25. -The cor respondent' of the Desert News, writing from the Mormon settlement at Co lonia Diaz. Mexico, March 17, says: 'TThe people here look upon the war situation as serious. After severe fight ing at Casas Grandes on the sixth, many wounded rebels sought refuge in Colonia Juarez, but the people feared, to take them In. The natives are making threats against the Mormons, but we are trying to f olio w strictly a neutral course. Many of our'' citizens are sell ing their property for whatever they can get, and leaving the " country. "The mines are being shut down, thus closing off our produce markets. Native farmers are not planting a"ny seed and many living in our colonies are being- fed by direction of the bish- t op. The rebels seem to be honorable men and fighting for a principle. The poor federal soldiers are drien like animals and are not sufficiently fed." J. MORE REBELS SAID 4. rfr TO BE XE-R SHELTER, g fr Another band of insurredtos. yt . i0. " -- v- -... command, is reported to have been seen opposite the smelter Saturday morning by persons en the American side. It is be lieved that the band was a party of scouts or provision es corts. a $-"! 2'4'-i'4"?'i'i"fa'fr TRAINS COLLIDE; ENGINES WRECKED Nogales, Ariz., March 25. A north bound freight train from Nogales col lided with an Incoming passenger train near Nogales through a switch dis placement, it is thought. Both engines were damaged considerably, also the baggage car, and conductor Sackett was injured. Considerables- interest was astir among Nogales citizens when it was learned that an effort was being made on the part of Tucson to get Santa Cruz county in the Pima and Yuma jurisdiction of court instead of Co chise jurisdiction, making juefgei Campbell the district judge. Santa Cruz is well satisfied, as it is, and ap peals were at once made'to judge Doan by its citizens to allow the matter to remain as it is, and he decided to do so, it having been left with him by the higher powers. V V : a THmTY-FIVE DROWN IX SIXKIXG BOAT Victoria, B. C, March 25. The little wooden steamer S. E. J Sechelt turned turtle off Bee- chey Head in the strait of Fuca. during a sudden squall at 5 J yeste.rda3r afternoon nd sank with all on board, 35 passen- gers and 'four members of the crew. 1 . !. ! ! .' J ! - New York, March 25. Francisco Madero, sr., and Gustave Madero left Xew York today for San Antonio, where they will be nearer Francisco I. Ma dero, the Mexican provisional president. Before leaving, they showed the following telegram from Alfonso Madero, whom they will join at San, Antonio: "Chilapa, state of Guerrero, a town of 20,000, Is ia the hands of. the la Eurrcctos. "Sahuarlpa, state of Sonora; Cullacan, capital of the state of Slnaloa, and Mazutlan, the main port on the Pacific of the state of Slnaloa, are menaced by Insurgents. ' r "Ojlnaga is besieged and short of rations. TVe expect Its surrender very soon. "Good news from the rest of the republic." v ' Francisco Madero was visibly elated over the resignation of the Diaz cabinet, but cautious. "It's a little early to tcir just' what It means," he said. But certainly it Is along the lines- prophesied. I look upon It .vs the be ginning of the end, but I do not know what the end will be. Limantour Is now In power, or soon will be. According as he fails or succeeds will the scale's dip." The Maderos would not say In so many words why they have changed base from New York: toVthe border, but let It be Inferred that they felt that events are now shaping themselves actual hostilities is needed. Cavalry At J9Wr-'Vy . ..;' sbtr. . -c- -? A. 'i f . ., . ' .. a" typical scene atong the Mexican border. The photpgraph shows , the Fourth. ca.valry-incampatSan.An,tQnlp,-TjDxas. . Sanderson, Tex., March 25. United States secret service men, assisted by sheriff Allen and his deputies, last night captured 15 revolutionists just as they were leaving town for - the river. They had in their possession when captured 260,000 rounds of am munition, 56 30-30 rifles, and were mounted, eicht of the 12 horses being smuggled animals. A man nmed TVilbur is responsible lor the capture. He has been here for the. past five weeks posing as an in surrecto sympathizer and has worked the cases up, being assisted by Scull and Cliett, also secret service men. Among the captured men were three well known and prominent loqal Mex icans, EstSbair Hernandez, Louis Men dez and Manuel Bustamente. The first DOCTOR KILLS TWO AND ASKS A DRINK Des Moines, Iowa, March 25. Dr. H. B. Kelly, 30 j-ears old, a prominent physician of Council Bluffs, today shot and killed deputy sheriff Clarence TVollman,- then killed Edward Sterz ing, a local saloonkeeper. The physician was being taken by a deputy sheriff to an inebriate hos pital at Knoxville. The two men oc cupied the same room in a hotel last night. Kelly awoke early this morn ing, took a revolver from the pocket of the deputy and (fired three shots into the latter's body as he lay asleep. Kelly then hastened to the saloon across the street and demanded a drink. Sterzirig refused him and Kel ly then shot him. In his cell at the jail Kelly demanded whisky and cig arets. 4 4' i4' 4- RUSSIA'S DEMAXD IS PRESENTED TO CHIXA. Peking, China, March 25. M. Kerostovetz, Russian min ister to China today presented to the Chinese foreign board a note froni his government, de manding full and unequivocal compliance with the Russian semi-ultimatum of February 16. The situation is very grave. It is believed here that unless China accepts the Russian views unconditionally and within the stated pyriod, forcible, meas ures will follow. The "stated period" is not made known. 4- 4 4 4- 4- 4'4-44'4'4' 4'4'4'444'44' that their presence nearer the scene of j 'I San Antonio ..vt.X jvV-v- mr i "tv " :sj. named is a prominent Mexican mer chant of this place, and has an excel lent reputation. The prisoners were taken to San An tonio this morning, where they will be given ,a hearing. Other arrests are expected. The river In this county Is now guarded by United States soldiers, though it is reported that there are several crossings unguarded. Ammunition has been coming in here uninterruptedly for the past 10 days, and delivered to certain Mexi cans, the detective TVilbur knowing who was receiving it. It is reported that TVilbur was taken away from here handcuffed this morn ing with the other prisoners in order to throw suspicion off of him, and to rrqvent any demonstration by the friends of the oaptured men. PRISONER BREAKS HILLSBORO PRISON Hillsboro, N. M.. March 23. John Tinnen, indicted on a charge of steal ing a hor'oQ, captured some months ago in Arizona, awaiting trial here, broke jail last night by filing one bolt of the outside - iron door, lifting it off its I hinges and making good his escape. The inside door to the cell room was not locked. Sheriff Kendall started after the prisoner, who supposedly is headed for Mexico, The file probably was furnished by an outside accomplice. STANDARD CONTROLS CALIFORNIA FIELDS San Francisco, Cal., March 25. The Chronicle this morning says the Stand ard Oil company has secured an option of purchase of the controlling interest In the Associated jOII company, which Is owned bv the Southern Pacific rail road. The Chronicle says the Standard Oil "is in position through this con tract to assume practical control of the entire oil output of the Califor nia fields." , 4'4'4'4'4'4' 4"!'4' 4'44' CAX FIND XO TRACE OF BURNIXG VESSEL. Eureka, Cal., March 25. No sign of the vessel reported burning at sea off Table Bluff, was found this morning by tugs and the life saving crew which have been searching the vicinity. A severe northwest wind is blowing. 44-4'44'4'444'4'4'4"i' .' -vf Resignation of Mexican Cabinet Leads to Many Specu lations, But It Is Not Believed That Old Officials Will Remain Diaz and Corral May Both G-o to Europe, Leaving Limantour to Pacify the Mexican Republic. - Mexico City, Mex, March 23. That Jose Xvese LlmantoHr "will be the act ing president of Mexico with Bernardo Reyes secretary o war and MIgwel Aknmada secretary of the Interior, with Diaz and Corral president an "rte president en route to Europe, within the next few months, is the guess in this capital by people who are familiar with Mexican affairs. The insareetos, representatives or sympathizers in the city decline dlscassloa of the cabinet resignations of yesterday, except to Intimate that It Is the first step towards reforms that may bring peace and right ia their troabled conntry. They do not say that peace will came, for they will net admit that Ge. Diaz coHld do anything that would please "the ceanej. people," the peeple who are fighting against the Interests, bat they think: that there Is a ehanee of affairs taking a turn that will end the war. Americans pasted e Mexieaa afteirs look, upon the present occarrence as the first real light te fcrealc througf'the cloads that have been hanging over Mexica for mere than a year. DIAZ TO LEAVE. Diaz will never resign, they say, bat he will appoint a cabinet that will be acceptable to all the people one that Is not anti-Diaz and one that is wot anti-revolution, bnt one which recognizes the good jthat he has dene and the right of the demands of the people. Corral, vice president Is a sieJc man and is already preparing to go to Europe. It Is the belief that Diaz, after naming: Limantour prime minister, will also leave for Europe. This wsnld leave Li mantour, his friend, In the presidential chair. Limantoar has already ex pressed sympathy with the demaads of the insarrectos and he Is expected te carry out reforms that would placate them. With Bernardo Reyes, nsw ban ished by order of Diaz on a high salar led "military mission in. Europe he cause he was too popular, at thehead of the army as secretary f war, and 3IIguel Ahumada as secretary of, the interior In charge of all state affairs, A merlcans believe that the three could carry oat reforms-sufficient te satisf X the people. Ahumada has alwaysbeen popular and, while a friend f D iaz, has also been a friend of the pe-ple. With these men to carry out the reforms and reestablish the government, 3Iany believe the iasurrectes would waive their demand that Diaz resign the presidency, and that his term woald he allovied to continue with Lteastear . holding down the Job. This would all ow iDIaz to end his term with homer Instead of In disgrace as a rejected official, and, after the new election, five years hence, vIth changes meantime in the constitution preventing mere than one term In office, he might return if alive, and pass his declining years - -amon& his people, -the-Idol ofbld, Sis tyrannies against which they are now fiffhting, .forgotten. " ' s LIMAXTOURS POLICIES PREVAILING. t The resignation cf the cabinet yesterday is taken as an indication that finince minister Limaatour's policies are prevailing with president Dla. The latter has given no intimation of his intentions further than a deter mination to appoint younger men to sacceed the ministers, who are advanced in age. The naming of Gen. Bernardo Reyes for the portfolio of war and marine Is possible. Limantour may remain head of the department f finance despite the fact that he Is along in years, although it is thought hy seme that he will succeed Creel as minister of foreign affairs. What the fate of Creel will he Is a matter of much speculation. While It Is said the former minister is held la high esteem by the president it is re allzcd that beeause of his connection with the great Terrains family of Chi huahua, he, perhaps more than his associates, is under the ban of the discon tented element, which the change In ministry is intended te please. VICE PRESIDjSXCY: MAY BE" ABOLISHED. Though minister of the interior Corral retains the office ef vice presi dent, it is believed that his resignation will be tendered at the opening ef congress In April and the post of vice president which was created far hint will be abolished. THE RESI GXATIOXS. The cabinet resigned in a body at a special meeting at 4 yesterday after noon. The president deferred action xpon the resignations. The reason given for the action in official announcement 5s the belief that It will contribute to the reestabli shment of peace and facilitate the re forms which are in contemplation. Enrique C. Creel, minister of foreign relations, presented the resignations In behalf of all the ministers. Gen. Di az then thanked the retiring members for their "efficient and patriotic coope ration" in the past and announced that he would postpone his acceptance or rejection until later. The resignations included that of Ramon Corral, as minister of the de partment of gobernation, corresponding to the department ef the interior in the "Unitcd'States, but not as vice president. j Washington and New Puzzled "Washington, D. C, March 25. Of ficial announcement of the resigna tion of the iiaz cabinet in Mexico reached "Washington today in the form of a dispatch from Enrique, Creel, minister of foreign affairs for Mexico. The dispatch said that president Diaz had reserved the right to accept or re ject' them. Senor Creel added that the action of the cabinet had been well received by the public as contributing to definite reforms and lasting peace. Telegrams from New York say that the National railways of Mexico and other financial , Interests there with large holdings in Mexico are without other news today from the capital than that contained in the press dispatches. A friend of senor Limantour telegraph ed nun touay tnat it was nigniy aa visable that a prompt explanation of the causes leading to the resignation REPAIRS TO BE MADE TO NORTH WESTERN A shipment of 25 cars of steel rails was made from " El Paso to Juarez Saturday for the rebuilding of the Mexico North Yestern line between El Paso and Casas Grandes. Other ma terials in Juarez are to be sent to the front and the line will be repaired as rapidly as possible. It is expected to havo the first train out on the North "Western within two weeks. Scouts have been out along the line and have reported no insur rectos at any point on the North "Western and it is believed that the York Are Over the Resignations of the cabinet yesterday be forwarded at, the earliest possible moment. Taft Informed. "When secretary Norton was inform ed by the Associated Press of the resignation of the cabinet of Mexicb he hurried to the white house to tell president Taft. The president was at tending a musical when he "heard the news. The resignation was not unexpected in "Washington The state department has been, receiving advices that a change was being . contemplated by president Diaz. Private advices here indicate that the resignations of senor Corral from the post of secretary of the interior senor Molina from the secretaryship of fomento and senor Creel from the port folio of minister of foreign relations will be accepted at least. It is believed that senor Limantour may be relieved of the post of mlnis- (Continued on next page.) line has beep. left. There are e num ber of bridges out along he line, but it is thought that these can be re paired or a shoofly built around them within two weeks. The North "Western telegraph line Is now open and messages are being re ceived and sent between Juarez and Casas Grandes. CoL Manuel Tomborel of the Juarez garrison, received a meg. sago from Lieut. Col. Samuel Gare' Cuellar stating that he wa3 gett along nicely. No insurrectos had f seenVlong the line, the, Juarez m-a-nder said. '