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ALBUQUEEQUE MOENING JOURNAL.
THIRTY-THIRD YEAR, Vol. CXXIX, No. 13. ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 1911. By Mall BO eta. m Month; Pintle Copies. I cents, liy Carrier, 0 ct-nts Month. FORTIFICATION OF L CI URGED UK TUFT PRESIDENT SENDS HIS MESSAGE TO CONGRESS Estimated That Work Will Re ouire Trifle of Twelve and One-Half Millions of Dollars; i Less Than First Figures, liy Mornlnf Journal Special Leawd Win Washington, Jan. 12. President Taft sent to congress today a special message urging the fortification of the Panama canal and recommending an appropriation of $15,000,000 for the Initiation of the work to be made at the present session of congress. He forwarded with the message a report of the special army and navy board, recommending the fortification of tha canal. The report accompanying the mes sage, reduces the estimate of the cost of fortification of the canal from $19, 546.843 to $12,475,328. This reduc tion was reached by a fifteen per cent cut In the amount of armament through the omission of a battery of two 14-ineh rifles and four 12-inch mortars at Batele Point; through & re-distribution and greater concentra tion of the proposed garrison and through the adoption of similar and more economical types of quarters and emplacements. As modified, the board recommends that the armament at Panama sha.l consist of eight 14-lnch rifles, twelve 6-Inch rifles and twenty-four It inch mortars. It Is recommended that the perma nent garrison in time of peace shall consist of twelve companies of coast artillery; four regiments of Infantry; one battalion of field artillery and one squadron of cavalry. Details for field works for the de fense of the locks atid dams have not been comgjuted. NOTED LONDON BANKER IS CLAIMED BY DEATH London, Jan. 12. Haron Swayth HtU, a. banker, died ivre today. He wag seventy-eight years old. Montagu Samuel-Montagu, the first Haron Swaythling, was born Decem ber 12, 1832, and was the son of the late Louis Samuel, a watchmaker, of Liverpool. " For more than fifty years he con ducted business In London, and until September, 1909, was head of the banking firm of Samuel-Montagu & Company. In 1894 he was permitted to as sume the sir names of Samuel Mont agu nnd was created a baronet, nnd In 1907 he was elevated to the peer age, taking the title of IJaron Swayth ling of Swaythllng, county Southamp ton. The baron took a great Inter est in advancing Jewish and other Institutions, and la founding new synagogues. LODGE OPPOSITION Mi 1 SPLIT Foes of Massachusetts Senator Unable to Agree on Man to Make the Race Against Present Incumbent. (Dr Morning Journal Boeclal LniMd Wire Boston, Jan. 12. The effort of the democratic members of the legislature t agree upon some candidate In op position to Henry Cabot Lodge fallud t a conference today but the mem bers were enabled by an informal bal lot to give their personal preferences. Former Congressman John R. Thayer, of Worcester, received the hi'ist votes, although his total was on !y 19 out of 96 ballots cast. The conference decided that it was useless to proceed further on theso lines, and a regular party caucus was called for next Monday. The conference developed a sharp contest at the start, when an effort aa made to turn the affair into a cnueus and to bind those present to upport a plank In luHt fall's democrat. Platform, which pledged the mcm oiTg to vote against Senator Lodge. There were present 117 out of 121 members of tho minority party of thu legislature. When this proposal was mado sev "al members threatened to leave and nfter several minutes debate the mai ler was laid on the table. The result leaves the democratic op l'altlon in the legislature far from "Meed upon any candidate against Senator Lodgo but the leader express fd a hope that the next few dayi 'uld bring about concerted action. SUCCESSOR TOlUGHES TO BE CHOSEN JAN, 24 Denver, Jnn. 12. Governor 8hn Jfoth announced this afternoon that jne first ballot to choose a successor 'o the nte United (states Senator J'l'Khes would be taken in the legls "ure January 24. He will notify the "Kislnture of the death of Senator Hughes officially tomorrow or Satur day and construes the law to require that balloting shall begin tho second Tuesday following. January 24, each house will ballot separately. If any one should receive the votes of a majority of the entire legislature on that day, he would be formally elected at a joint session the following day. If no election re sults on January 24, a joint ballot will be held dully thereafter until some one has received a majority of votes cast. BUBONIC PLAGUE IN MANCHURIA SPREADS Peking, Jan. 12. Bubonic plague in Manchuria is spreading rapidly. Reports received here state that hun dreds of persons are dying every day and that the number of fatalities is increasing. A French plague expert has suc cumbed to the disease. The Chinese government has ap pealed to the foreign community for assistance in combatting the epidemic and four missionary doctors, one an American and the others British, have volunteered their services. It was planned to quarantine the railways and the great wall in the hope of arresting the spread of tho scourge southward. THE DAY IN CONGRESS Washington, Jan. 12. After spend ing practically the entire day upon it, the house today passed the legisla tive, executive and judicial bill, car rying approximately $35,000,000. The army appropriation measure was re ported out of committee. It carries $92,811, 89. FIVE KILLED; DOZEN INJURED If! FIRE SWEPT STORE NATURAL GAS EXPLOSION WRECKS CROWDED SHOP Clerks and Customers Have Narrow Escapes; ' One Girl Goes Mad, Bites Rescuer and Perishes in Flames, , Ity Morning Journal Special Leaned Wire ConnellBville, Pa., Jan. 12. -Five dead p.nd twelve Injured Is the toll of the explosion that today wrecked a five and ten cent store, destroyed the building by five and damaged nine other structures. A score of shop gills and a number of customers had narrow escapes. The explosion blew out the front walls of the building, tearing down tlephone, telgraph and electric, light wires, which hung about spluttering and hampering rescue work. Several clerks and customers wore burled in the c Uupse of the building and those who got out, reproted thrilling ex periences. One young woman whose body was later found burned went mad In the store after the crash and bit the hands of a man who tried to rescue her. Another young woman was Identi fied only by her shoes, which her father recognized. The bodies of a man and of a woman were taken from the ruins tonight so badly burned that they have not been Identified. Workmen who had a natural gas meter failed to enp the supply plpca and Just as tho porter was instructed to plug the pipe, tho explosion came. The porter started toward the cel lar to obey instructions and has not since been seen. Ada . Mitchell sat at a piano nliy- Ing a mUHic score for a customer who stood at her side. P.oth wero hurled through a side door and found them selves bruised and bleeding in an alley. Manager Poff said he was standing In un aisle just after returning from the cellar when the floor rose and tossed. When the tossing ceased he found himself among a wreck of boxes and counters In the cellar. He felt no pain from his cuts and bruises and hurried from the place. The cries of Miss Smith, Miss Wag ner and Miss Mulac could be heard after all the others in the store had been blown or pulled out of the de bris. Hundred i f persons stood In the street powerless to answer the cries for help from the young women as flames envolped the building. One girl could be seen running frantically back and forth behind a counter, the ' flames scorching her and the smoke blinding her. Several men ran In at a side door, but the heat and i:moko was so intense that two (if them were forced back. One man groped his way to the end of the counter where the girl was then scorching. Her clothing was burn ing. As he grasped her by the arms she screamed and snapped at him like a rabid dog. Sickened by tho sight and almost overcome by the heat, the man was unable to overcome the insane woman and he fled. "She bit me," he cried holding up a bloodly finger to several who had faintly discerned the struggle through the smoke. Agreement on llsliorlcs Dispute. Washington, Jan. 12. Thu commis sioners for the United Stntes and Canada, which have been considering the fishery regulations, have reached a decision. The Canadian nnd New Foundland government undertake to change the existing regulations to re move tho objections of the Cnlted Slates, thus making it unnecessary to call on the board of experts. WHOSEWOm WILL YOU TAKE? We are told that the constitution cannot be amended. That it is a boss-ridden, trust made, corp oration document; that it is rum-soaked, that there were thirty-two saloon keepers in the convention and fifty-six men interested in the boose business; that it is a piece of unadulterated vlllnny, an In famous document, a betrayal of the people, that it P revents popular rule, puts power into politicians' hands, is extravagant, reckless and corrupt. Who says so? A few extremists among the temperance reople who would defeat any chance for prohibition by rejecting It; by soreheads; by itinerant agitators spending a few days In New Mexico; by men with per sonal grudges, with violent hobbies; by self-seekers, and by persons who, without reading the docu ment, believe what such men tell them. On the other hand, we are told that the act Is easy to umend; that It is statesmanlike and as good as any other state's; that It enables the people to rule; that it cuts out boodllng and extravagance; con trols corporations, is economical, Is eane and liberal, impartial and assures a square deal tor all; and that UPON ITS ADOPTION RESTS THE FATE OF STATEHOOD. Who says so? The PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES Is authoritatively reported to approve It. THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES has shown Its Intention to approve It by correcting a pro vision which would mean opposition. THE FORMER SOLICITOR GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES. THE GOVERNOR of New Mexico and former chief Justice. w THE CHIEF JUSTICE of New Mexico, temperance leader and legal authority. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL of New Mexico; members and former members of the supreme court. THE MOST EMINENT members of the New Mexico bar, regardless of politics. The LEADERS OF BOTH POLITICAL rAFwTIES. The rank and file of the republican party, Its territorial chairman, the majority ot tho demo cratic party and Its recent chairman. NEW MEXICO'S EDUCATORS, from the superintendent of public Instruction, the president of tho University of New Mexico, the president of the Agricultural college, tho president of the School of Mines and down the line. New Mexico's EMPIRE BUILDERS, her resources developers, her mining operators, irrigation pro motors, manufacturers, merchants, business and professional men. New Mexico's FARMERS, who want more railroads, more Irrigation, better markets, more capi tal Invested, better roads. The WORKINGMEN, who want the eight-hour law, tho employers' liability law, the anti-convict leasing system law, the antl-chlld labor law, and the elective corporation commission. The superintendent of the New Mexico Children's Home society, particularly Interested In bettor ' homes. The mass of the COMMON PEOTLE of New Mexico who want better business conditions. The PATRIOTS of New Mexico, including those who have fought for statehood for a generation or two. American citizens, who want self rule, representation as well as taxation, a voice In'the affairs of tho United States; the men who havo borno the burden and heat of day In building up New Mexico; the men who know constitutions and constitutional law. Tha PLAIN EVERY DAY CITIZEN, who knows on which side his bread is buttered. MORE THAN NINETY PER CENT of tho members of the convention which frumed the con vention. , Whoso word will you take? . MAJORITY FOR IT SO OVER WHELMING as to leave no doubt In anyone's mind how the people of Now Mexico feel on the subject of state hood. Very respectfully, AI.FORD W. COOLEY. Silver City, N. M., Jan. 11, 1911. M0NTANANS OPPOSE JUDGE HUNT IN SENATE Washington, Jan. 1!. Charges fil ed with the senate committee on Ju diciary against the confirmation of Judge William Hunt, now serving as associate Judge of the court of cus toms a l peals who was appointed by President Taft as an additional circuit Judge for the ninth circuit, for servlcs on the new commerce court, were tho subject of an executive hearing today. Judgn Hunt's opponents are land owners in the vicinity of Anaconda Mont., who gay that their lands were ruined by tho fumes from the Anacou da smelters. Judge Hunt was on the district bench In Montana In 1905 when the land owners began proceeding for damages against the smelting com pany. Issue Statehood Now or Never, Says Judge Cooley State Government Under This Constitution Depends Entirely on the Citizens of the State; Eminent Jurist Declares Re jection of Golden Opportunity Would Be Profound Misfor tune and Doom Hope of Statehood for Indefinite Time. "If we have to make another appeal to congress w0 shall meet with tho response that we did not see fit to take our chance when we had it, and that noth- lng further will bo done for us. "A constitution Is a poor place for experiments. "Rejection of the constitution would be profound misfortune. "Tlio important thing is to make tho majority for it so over- whelming as to leave no doubt how New Mexico feels on the subject of statehood." The foregoing statements are sledge-hammer truths voiced by Al ford W. Cooley, former solicitor gen eral of tho United States, and until recently associate Justice of tho su preme court of New Mexico and judge of the Sixth Judicial district. Judge Cooley knows the law and the fact. He knows New Mexico, and he knows the situation. He is a man of unimpeachable Integrity, keen In sight and impartiality. He has written the Morning Jour nal the following letter: Editor Morning Journal: Dear Sir: That an overwhelming majority of the people of New Mex ico desire statehood, and statehood in the near futuro, seems too clear to admit of argument. The most earnest advocates of the adoption of tho proposed constitution are no more zealous in declaring their posi tion In this regard than the leaders of the opposition. On one side we are told that the rejection of the constitution by tho people of tho ter ritory may indefinitely postpone our admission to the union of states, and on the other hand, that such action will not even delay the desired eon summation of our hopes. It Is because I am deeply persuad ed that the former position Is cor rect that I am tempted to write this letter, in the hope that what I say may reach and Influence some of those at least among whom I worked in the Sixth Judicial district. I can not but feel that every one who dis passionately reviews the history of New Mexico's struggle for statehood and calmly considers the present sit uation must inevitably reach the same ccneluslon. In 1808 the nntlonnl con ventions of both great parties de clared unequivocally for Immediate statehood for New Mexico and Ari zona. In spite of that fact, It was only by dint of the utmost pressure cm the part of the president that tho F.nabllng Art was pnssed In the clos ing days of the long session In June, 1910, after a good many people had given op all hope of securing Its pas sage. There was n very manifest dis position In the senate to allow the bill to die quietly without bringing it to a vote. I recollect that in May, 1909, dur ing a visit to Washington, I had a conversation on the subject ot state hood with a very prominent official of the government. In the coursa of that conversation, he said that he supposed that there was nothing to do. In view of the platform pledges, but to pass ft statehood bill, but that for his part he regarded such action as an unfortunate necessity. All of this only goes to show that If we think we are going to got statehood In tho near future, no matter what we do, we are likely to have nn un pleasant awakening. There is real and substantial opposition to state hood In the more populous states of the country. Wo can see It in utter ances like that I have mentioned, and in the attitude of strong and repre sentative publications, like the Out look, Collier's Weekly and the Re view of Reviews. To say that this feeling Is based on a misapprehension of conditions is beside the mark. The fact remains that the opposi tion is there and may make Itself felt, should the opportunity arise. If the constitution is rejected another convention must bo held, and before that can be done money to defray the necessary expenses must be forth coming. That will require affirma tive legislation, and we shall, In my Judgment, be In a worse position than that in which we found ourselves a year ago. Then wo could call upon the leaders of both parties to redeem party pledges, but It we have to make another appeal it may very well be that we shall meet with the response that WE DID NOT SEE FIT TO TAKE OUR CHANCE WHEN WE HAD IT, AND THAT NOTHING FURTHER WILL BE DONE FOR US. I have attempted to sot forth the situation as 'I see It, but that does not mean that I should favor state hood, no matter what sort of funda mental law was submitted to us for our approval, Iletter wait Indefi nitely for the right to govern our selves than approve a constitution under which good government would be Impossible. Hut we are not con fronted with any such unfortunate alternative. I HAVE NO HESITATION IN SAYINO THAT UNDER THE PRO POSED CONSTITUTION THE KIND OK GOVERNMENT WH GET DE PENDS ENTIRELY ON THE CITI ZENS OF THE NEW STATE. If the majority of the voters choose to put In office corrupt men, or men who will serve special Interests rather than the common good, we shall have a government that will be no credit to us, but tho fault will be ours and not tho fault of the constitution. Mr. Ferguson seems to be very sure that the people cannot be trusted to elect honest and competent men. His ex perience In the affairs of New Mexico has been far greater than mine, but I cannot but feel that ho is unduly cynical. My briefer experience lends me to believe that New Mexico, like every other community contains all sorts of conditions and men, some good and some bad. I have no doubt that hepe as elsewhere we shall oc taHlonally elect unworthy men to office, but I have sufficient faith In tht;. "nteriifncf fvntl Integrity ii'Hhe people of the territory to believe that we shall not fall behind our sister states in the wisdom and honesty with which we meet the great prob lems of state government. There is little that is original In the constitution, and It is well that that Is the ease. A CONSTITUTION IS A POOR PLACE FOR EXPERI MENTS. So far as I can discover, the members of the convention which framed the Instrument were guided In their work by the experience of other slates. Of course It is not Bat lHfactory In every particular to any one. No constitution that could be framed would be. No doubt every one of the hundred delegates to tho convention would bo glad to change It In one or more particulars. It Is a compromise, as every similar In strument from tho great federal con stitution down has been a compro nuse. it provides tor a state gov ernment similar to those In success ful operation In other common wealths, it establishes all necessary checks on the arbitrary exercise ot governmental power, and In my Judg ment, ITS REJECTION WOULD HE A PROFOUND MISFORTUNE. I have but two more points upon which I wish to touch. It is urged with great vigor that the proposed constitution Is a bosses' constitution, framed in the interests of the corpo rations. As to the first point, I must confess that the statement seems to mo to have only an academic Inter est. The character of the men who wrote the cuimlitullon is not an lasuo In this election. Discussion of the moral or mental equipment of Varl ous purty leaders who were delegates to tho convention Is no mor perti nent to tho Issue now before us than a discussion of the wool schedule of ie Payne tariff bill, Tho (incut Ion Is nut who these men were, but what they have submitted to us for ap proval or rejection. Just how the corporations get any undue advantages from thu constitu tion has not been made clear, Mr. Dooley once remarked to Mr. Hon nessy that It was always a good plan to take a crack at a policeman, for a policeman was always in the way. On the samo principle, certain gen tlemen would make this an occasion to take a crack at tho corpora tions because taking a crack at the corporations is always In or der. I yield to no one In my desire to see tho s.ueclal Inter ests of every kind eliminated from thut kind of backstairs participation In politics, which has been so lament ably frequent all over the country In tho past. The proper regulation of corporate enterprises Is the most Im portant problem pressing upon us for solution today, but these great ques tions must bo dealt with calmly, rea sonably, Intelligently. Nothing Is gained by mere reckless denunciation of corporations in general at all sorts of Inopportune times. Not since the days preceding the civil wur have tho political, economic nnd social questions confronting the country been of such rar-reachlng consequence. To be shut out from our heritage as American citizens nt such a time Is a calamity, and It Is my earnest hops and confident ex pectatlon that this condition will last but a few months more. THE IMPORTANT TIIIN'd IH TO MAKE THE VOTE FOIt THE COM STITCH ON SO LA It HE AND THE BODIES STILL BURIED IN CINCINNATI FIRE RUINS Cincinnati, Jan. 12. Efforts to re cover the bodies or six men who are supposed to be burled under the ruins of the Chamber of Commerce build' lng which ws's destroyed by fire Tut day night, wero futile today. As more than forty-eight hours have elapsed since the six men were last seen, all hope of their having cs enped death was abandoned today. SOCIAL I mi IS MOM CRIM i E NURSE TELLS WHY SHE SUSPECTED MRS. SCHENK Declares Woman on Trial fo Attempt on Husband's Life Was Anxious to Break Into .Society as Wealthy Widow, Dr Morning- Joorasl BpmImI Wlral Wheeling, W. Vo., Jan. 12. It was woman against woman at today's ses slon of the Schenk trial. Alma J, Evans, n. professional nurse, recited on tho stand her story against Laura Fnnisworth Hchenk and the clrcum stances that Influenced her to suspect that Mrs. Schenk was poisoning her husband, John O. Schenk, who Is now almost recovered. It was Miss Evans who attended Schenk during his Illness and she testified on direct examination that Mrs. Schenk had lost her love for the wealthy pork packer. She testified that time and again Mrs. Schenk has Instructed her that If John died sud denly to go to his trousers pocket us soon as the breath left his body, to take the keys to his safe deposit box and tell her before Schenk's family knew of tho death. Tho state also brought out through Dr. Charles O. Clnser of Johns Hop kins university that the first bottle of mineral water sent him for analysis contained threo and six tenths grains of r.rnsenlc to tho half gallon. Miss Evans testified that "dummy" bottles of medicine were kept In the buth room of the snlto occupied by Schenk nt tho north Wheeling hospi tal, while the real remedies Riven Schenk wero kept in another part of the building. She mild tho bottles were placed there as a decoy and that tho accused woman had an opportunity to "doctor" them. Mrs. Schenk, she said, had gone Into the hath room containing tho bottles, locked tho door and remained inside for fifteen min utes. The defense, however, apparently scored when It was declared by Dr. Hupp, who was put on tho stand late in the afternoon, Hint tho medicine In the room had not been tampered with, and also by cross examination of Dr. Olascr that a second bottle of mineral water, tnkin from tlio room In which Mrs. Schenk had been lock ed 'for some time had not been tam pered with. At another time, the witness testi fied, Mrs. Hchenk had told her that "John Is too old for me. I want a young society blood." Sho said the accused had confided to her tiiat "John was (oo much of a business man," to suit her ns sho thought she Wri3 "entitled t" brmik Into society" on acount of her wealth. You'll Work Eight Hours New Mexico will be perhaps, tho only state that ever entered tho union that provided In lis organic law that eight hours should constitute a day's labor, Laboring men all over the Unit- cd States are yet laboring for official recognition along this line, nnd yet they say tho pro- posed constitution Is not pro- arcssivc." Every man who earns his bread by tho sweat of his brow should volo on tho 21st, whether he bo socialist, republl- can, democrat or what nol. Artctdii Advocate. DESPERATE BATTLE OT ENTS TWENTY MEN SLAIN ' IN THREE HOUR FIGHT Rebels Hold Ten Times Their Number of Rurales at Bay and Government Forces Finally Retreat Before Gallant Foe, (Iljr Mornlnf Jonrnnl Ppctl Leased WlroJ Comstock, Tex., Jan. 12. Moro than 20 men were killed In a desper ate buttle of Mexleon soldiers and a mall party of Insurrectos on tho bank of the Rio Grande opposite this point yesterday, The Insurrectos had only 18 men and for three hours they held at bay 75 rurales nnd about 100 Infantry. When darkness ended Hie fight the Insurrectos hejH the field and the fed eral troops hud withdrawn a couple of miles to camp. The Insurrectos left two hours later for their mountain headquarters fifty miles away, carry ing their wounded with them. Of tho Insurrectos two were killed and seven wounded, E. 8. O'Hielly. the correspondent with the insurrec tos, whs slightly wounded. Twice the rurats charged the In surgents' position, coming, within 50 yards, but each time were repulsed. The correspondent counted eighteen soldiers carried from the field during the battle. The return of twenty Insurrectos who hud been out on a raid saved the rest of tho bund and prevented what probably would have been a massacre of those defending tho rebel camp. The original party of insurrectos numbered forty men. They had been on a raid through tho country south of Las Vacua, getting horses and re cruits. For two days seventy rurales had chased tho band and Tuesday night the party went to the river to water their Jaded horses, thinking they hud eluded the government forces, . The next morning, twenty : rebels started for a ranch ahnut twelve miles to get moro horses. Tho camp of tho Insurrectos wus discovered and sev enty mounted infantrymen were sent ti tha support cf the rurales. ; When they approached the twenty insurreo tos then there, prepared to give them a hot reception. Two of the rebels were set nt work pncklng extra ammunition and rifles on mules. Thu eighteen remaining Insurrectos took position in a lino drawn across thu trail of tho advancing soldiers. The firelng began at a distance of about 300 yards. The Insurgents poured a volley from tholr thirty three soldiers fell. Thoetalonetuoln calibre rifles Into the enemy, and three sohlierr, fell. The soldiers re plied Willi the Mauser carbines and tho battle was on. After half nn hour's continuous fighting the federals received rein forcements from their main body and a charge was made on tho Insurrectos. As the federals advanced the de fenders of thu pass sent a storm of bullets into their ranks, firing coolly arid accurately. Tho federals ad vanced a short distance and then re turned to their original position. The firing continued and one by ono rebels uroppcu rrom the ranks either dcud or wounded, until only nliio men remained working their Kims. Again tho soldiers cbargnd. this time upproachlng within fifty yards of tho gully where the Insurrec tos wr concealed. Not a man gave wuy, but continued filing deliberately until the soldiers again retreated. Itolli In churn o and retreats the , rurales kept their lino in good order and showed no panln. Tho steady fire and good aim of tho Insurrectos wero moro than tho soldiers could stand, and they shrunk from closing for a final assault. The battle started at 4:20 o'clock and continued steadily until 7:30. Aa darkness approached, the twenty in surrectos who had been sent for horses, appeared on a neighboring hill at a gallop. Tho bugles ot the sol- llers blew a retreat and tho federals fell back about a mllo, whore they took a stronger position In a shallow anon. The field was left to tho In- suriectors. Tho eighteen rebels had successfully held at bay nearly ten Imcs their number 'for three hours. 'J'ho Insurrectos burled their dead, cared for tho wounded, packed tholr equipment, and two hours later start ed across country for El Hurra, u. mountain on which they have entitle ImIhmI a stronghold. Tt".i lioit from Mexlcnn govern ment sources that a detachment of nsiirrectofl had crossed the river and fired on tho soldier ot the American side 1m denied by the Insurrectos, who say that If they wished lo do so, after lie fight sinned It would have been mpossihlc as the ford, the only crojs ng place, was literally churned by lullets and a man could not havo Iveil to reach the opposite side. So far ns Is known, only one man roused the river to tho American side. He was a press correspondent and he did not not do so until two bourn after tho battle and then under over of d;trkni"!. , The liiHiirroctoa havo a strongly ortlflcd camp In thu mountains and moro than 150 men tinder arms nt lint point. They are well armed and lentlfully supplied with ammunition. iovi:itXMr.T ixmrrs Ati.MV OCCIPV M1XAG Mexico City, Jan. 13, -Word wna ,'cclved nt the war department to- ly that General l.liquo had occupied