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ALBUQUERQUE NEW MEXICO, SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 1911. THIRTY-THIRD YEAR, Vol. CXXX, No. 16. Dy Mull 60 Cent a Month; Single Copies, & OtiU Rv carrier. 0 Cent Month BATTLE EXPECTED THIS III AT AGUA PR1ETA MUST BE NO MORE FIRING NEAR DOUGLAS American Cavalry Captain to Meet Advancing Federal Army on Desert and Deliver Ulti matum of President Taft, B; Morning Joornnl Rpwlnl 1 Win) Agua Prleta, Mex., April 15. The federal fi rce advancing upon Agua prleta was located tonight In the Xacozari valley, to the routhwest of Agua Prieta. Americans coming from Fronte-ras ;awd the fedorals this aftiTnoon. They are said to num ber between 1,100 and 1.400 men and have several machine (runs and one field piece. The rebels in Agua Prleta have an netual fighting strength of about 860 men. Antonio Garcia, who was er roneously reported as having reached here, I" expected to arrive with his command of 600 men, in time to take part In the defense of Agua Prleta. It W believed he Ib being held back for the purpose of attacking the fed erals from the rear when they attack A sua Prleta. captain ;r.ioT iioms CONKKKKXCK WITH llKHKIX Douglas, Aria., A pril 15. Captain On n jot, commanding the American cavalry, held a consultation today with Italaisaria Garcia, commander-in-chief of the rebel forces In Agua Prleta. Captain Gaujot explained that when the Mexican federals came within observable distance of Agua Prleta he desired to be Informed at once. "Then I will go in an automobile to the federal advance," said Captain (laujot. "and deliver the same in riructlons given to the rebel soldiers that no Hunting will be permitted where tho shots will endanger the lives of American cltlxens In Douglas. I will carry the American (lag, which will he the signal of my mission." Captain Oaujot further requested Commander Garcia to command his rebel soldiers not to lire on his flag. Garcia said the rebels would not fire on the Hag, but there would he great danger from the Yiqul Indians ac companying the federal troop. "At La Colorada," eald Garcia, "the Yaquls came to us before tlrfe. battle nml professed to have deserted the federals and asked to Join our army. They took up a position with us. and when the battle openud, Immediately turned their gun against our men, killing many." Garcia said he would leave a gar rison of 100 to guard the town, and with hl cavalry deployed to prevent the federals (linking him and getting between him and Agua Prleta, would pen tho battle as far as possible from the American line. IXSVIUJENTS COXFinKXT Or fl.TIMATK VICTOKY. Agua Prlctn, Mex., April 15. (Via DougUtB, Ariz.) At sundown tonight Agua Prleta was still facing the hour ly expected battle. .Mounted rebel scouts rode the desert and foothills in all directions, but at nightfall no sign of any federal force had been seen. There was no explanation for Ihe non-uppearance of the national troops excepting that they were do Inylng In order to gather n larger fotee with which to attempt the re capture of Agua Fiietu. The Ineurrectog have the utmost confidence that they can repel any army that the federal government can bring together In northern Sonora. Rebel chieftains amused ' themselves today by posing for their pictures for My photographers, and giving away 'uvenir In the shape of loaded rifle cartridges. Balasarla Garcia, the insurrecto cummander-ln-chlcf, ts a picturesque character. He has a crippled right leg nil looks like the picture of the one time famous Genera! Santa Ana. lie wears a broad sash of the Mexican national color and carries a cotton wood cane. Three rebels who were wounded In tho fighting at Haeanoehl, near Cananca, applied for permission today to er0pg tn0 Hne Into Douglas for medical treatment. They were In formed, that, without arms, they might cross the line, but would be ireaieu as prisoner and could not re turn to Agua Prleta. Thev declined to surrender their chance for another fight and made arrangements for mnc.se and Japanese. The Itiaur surgeons frm tne AlTlprll,Hn me to K" to Agua Prleta and treat them. In the rebel ranks Ht Agua Prieta rc at least forty Americans. The personnel f the rebel army also In eludes Yaqttl Indians, Miami Indians, feetog have one machine gun, which probably W be manned by Ameri cans. iiKPumioxs to mow: avamiy.mi:n AT oxer, Heft Mnln la a ..ti is P,.innAi '"rlos M. OConnbr, commander of "he Sixth cavalry, stationed at Fort Moines, received orders at 10:30 clock tonight for the removal of th n t0 Arlzon" Points, leaving Moines as soon as possible. Col onel O'Connor Is making prepara- 'tis tonight and will attempt to en- 'n hlg eommand either Sunday m''t or Monday morning. ' 11 ItAt, AltMV MOVES AWAY EKOM MEXICAU. u'Th ' U,wer Callfornla- Ar,rl1 VI.' ' ' '"deral army of Colonel t continued It. march eastward m to(ir,, ,h ,.,,.,, rv(.r Rm) ,y from Mexican. U appears evl- dent that the federal commander Is more intent on carrying out his orders to protect the Colorado river dam, where the Cnited States government is working to protect the Imperial valley irrigation system, than he Is to engage In a final encounter with the rebel forces. The Insurrectos received ten re cruits today, all German mln-rs from Nevada and Colorado. YEUiOWSTOXK VMW GARKISON TO .MOVE Livingston, Mont., April 15. The troops of cavalry at Fort Yellowstone. Yellowstone park, today received or-r ders to be In readiness to proceed to San Antonio at a moment's notice. SCOIT ITtl'lSEK SAI.E.M TO SMI. l'HOM fiALVKKTON Galveston, Tex., April 15 The crusier Salem, coaled to capacity, is waiting orders to sail after a month In Galveston harbor. Other than that preparations were made for an ex tended cruise, no Intimation has been given as to her destination or the time of sailing. The Tacoma will re main at Galveston. Drilling at Fort Crockett was var ied today. The third provisional regi ment is away from camp on a prac tice march, but will return tomorrow1. TRUST BUSTERS TO PROPOSES TO IMPRISON WEALTHY MALEFACTORS Kenyon of Iowa Announces In tention of Working for Jail Sentence Instead of Fine for Sherman Law Violations, B Mnmln Journal Rpcetal VutMt Wire Fort Dodge, la., April 15. To make convictions under the Sherman anti trust law punishable by jail sentences. Instead of by fines, Is the purpose of W. S. Kenyon, Iowa's new senator, as announced here today. In a speech before the people of hi home town, he declared that one of his first acts In tho United States senate will be to seek an amendment to the Sherman law changing the punishment, Senator-elect Kenyon announced that he did not Intend to quit the game of trust bunting" In which he has been engaged for more than a year, as'assistatit to the attorney general, Wlckersham. To his friends and neighbors, as sembled In celebration of his recent election, he said he was firm In the belief that Senator Lorimer of Illinois should be ousted from the senate, be cause the Investigation of the Lori mcr scandal had convinced him that Iorlmer knowingly or not had obtain ed his sent through a general scheme of fraud and corruption, and should be removed. "If the people of Iowa and thi nitlon do not endorse my vote on that subject, I will be glad to resign my position and settle down on my farm," he said. A night parade and a banquet were among the features cf the celebration. ARBITRATORS MEET IN EL PASO ON MAY 15 "Washington, April 15. The counter cases of tho linlted States and Mexico In the arbitration of the Chaiuizal zone, which forms a substantial part of El Paso, Texas, were exchanged to. day. The next step will lie the Initial meeting of the arbitration commission at El Paso on May 15. Copies of the counter rase of the United States were delivered today to the Mexican and Hrltifii embassies here for transmission respectively to the agent of Mexico In the arbitration and Judge F.ugene ljilicur. of Montre al, who will be the presiding officer of the arbitration commission, Mexi co similarly today presented copies of her counter case to the United States agent and to Judge Lafleur through the American and IrltUh embassies in Mexico City. SMUDGE POT BATTERIES FIGHT FOR FRUIT CROP Grand Junction, Colo.. April 15. A fight of three nights against "Jack Frost" has won. Western Colorado will have a large fruit crop and the Grand valley will ship at lenst 3,000 wrs of fruit this year, according to the opinion of horticultural experts. Following a careful examination of orchards these experts report that there will be a full crop of pears and apples, the latter escaping without smudging, and a sixty per cent peach crop. For the last few nights smudge pots have been lighted from one end of the valley to Ihe other and orehardlsts report success In rais ing the temperature from five to ten degrees. r'alr Weather for Easter. Wavjilnlon, April 15. That Easter,, Sunday will be generally fulr weather all over the coun- try ex.l pt In th gulf and norlh- em Purl At state!', was the pre- diction I tonight by the weather bureau! Thei the tw. will be light rains In districts mentioned with cold w(uther In the east rn part of thy country and moderately warm In the west. Fi RECRUIT III NEW SENATOR PEACE ADVOCATES CONDEMN TAFT ACTIVITY GOVERNMENT IN LEAGUE WITH CAPITAL IS CHARGE Secretary Knox and General Wood Skeptically Mentioned in Arraignment of Adminis tration for Sending Army to Border, (Br Morning Journal 8perlnl Ieniml Wlrel Boston, April 15. The attitude o," the United States regarding the Mex ican situation came In for criticism from peace advocates In speeches be fore the Twentieth Century club here today. Edwin D. Mead of the In ternational Peuce society said: "It Is none of our business to take sides. Certainly we have no right to make a lot of capitalists view the United States flag as their asset. 1 have a lot of sympathy for the rebels and believe they are the subjects of a terrible outrage." Dr. Benjamin Trueblood, secretary o'f the International Peace society said : "Thesfi military demonstrations have made the revolution and disor der In Mexico worse and have brought It creeping nearer and nearer to Tex as. It has let loose again the craxy nonsense about Japnn and has creat ed a deepened dispute among our neighbors In Canada. If we adopt the principle of protecting Amerlcan'cnpl tal, we shall drift Into the British im perialism and far worse." Frank B. Sanborn, another speaker, said: "I believe Secretary Knox, as well as General Wood, are In league in protecting capital wherever It goes at the expense of our democracy." AISTIHAX XKWSPAPKIt U1UTICIKES EXITED STATES Vienna. April 15. Commenting on the Mexican news, the Neu Frle Press asks whether the United States will depart from ltg tradition policy of not Intervening In tho Internal affairs of other states. The paper expresses the opinion that the recent action of the United States with reference to Mex ico Indicates the first step in this di rection. Twenty-Two Precipitated From Third Story of Burning Build ing in St, Paul; Several Se riously Injured, (Br Morning Jnnrnnl BdmIiiI Imt4 Wlnl St. Paul, April 15. Twenty-two firemen Were precipitated three stor ies to the ground when the third story of the Greve block, a three-story building on East Fourth street, gave way early this morning. Assistant Chief Miles McXally and Plpcman Nicholas Rnmakel were seriously In jured and taken to a hospital. Most of the other firemen were se verely Injured though none of them fatally. Chief McNally received, severe leg and body bruises and his condition Is said to be serious. lipeman Hamakel was severet crushed and It is fearod has been In jured internally. The fire started on the aecond floor of the building, which was occupied by the K. A. Young Mercantile com pany. Two engine companies were working on the third 'floor of lh building and members of the salvage corps were on the second floor wheti the roof gave way. Those on the third floor crushed down through the second floor which In turn gave way, carrying the sal vage corps men with them. The In jured were taken to their homes and to hospitals In ambulances and auto mobiles. The loss the building Is estimat ed at $75,000. CAPTAIN CHARGED WITH COWARDICE Victoria, H. C, April 15. That Captain A. A. Sears of the steamer Iroquois, which was sunk with twenty-one persons lust Monday, (led when he could have saved the lives of pas sengers and members of the crew, was the charge made today by wit nesses In the preliminary Inquiry Into the loss of the boat. H. H. Moss, a passenger, swore that Captain Sears hurrb'd away to shore In a life boat, while persons were clinging to the wreckage. Moss said that Sears could have saved Steward Ilartness, who was drowned. Captain Klrkendall, a former mate, testified that the steamer had often h"en dangerously overloaded with cargo, Monetary Conference Powlpuiiiil. Denver, Colo., April 15, Denver bankers have been advised that on account of the Illness of Senator Aldrleh. the conference between the national monetary commission and western bankers, scheduled to be held here this spring, probably will be postponed until next fall, 10 SIXTH Cllf RECIPROCITY PACT ORDERED TO ADI7hIA "E HIULUIIH PRESIDENT DETERMINED TO PROTECT AMERICANS Vigorous Steps to Prevent Repetition of Agua Prieta In cident When Citizens Were Shot Down in Douglas, l II 7 Morning Journal Prtl Iwwt Wlro) Washington, April 15. Brought by, the battle of Agua Prleta to a full realization of the' danger to which American settlements along the south ern frontier pre exposed. President Taft has moved vigorously to prevent any repetition of the Douglas, Arls., episode. With rumors here of another con flict at Agua Prleta the president to day ordered the Sixth cavalry regi ment from Ies Moines, Ia to Ari zona to reinforce the posts there. This step supplements the presi dent's warning to the Mexican and revolutionary authorities that Amerl-. can lives and Interests must not be endangered by unreatralned border line fighting. It completes, it said, the administration's present program of precaution. The fact Is emphasized in official quarters that the American troops have Instruction! not to cross Into Mexico. The officers have been or dered to preserve a strict neutrality and to see that American citizens, da not expose themselves to danger. It la expected In administration .circles that the Mexican government and the insurgent commanders will heed the warning from President Taft and, as far as possible, choose their battlegrounds with respect for the rights of a neutral power. No reply has been received by the state de partment to the representations made to the Mexican governmnt in this connection, but already assurance has been received Tom the rebel com mander at Agua Prleta. Officials are loath to discuss the acute situation that would arise In case an American town Is again threatened. It Is murtc plain It would create e. diplomatic 'net lent that would be Immediately referred to and dealt with by the president directly. As far as the customs situation at Agua Prleta Is concerned, Involving the question of recognizing the con trol of the rebels, official Washing ton is awaiting developments. The sub-treasury department telegraphed the collector of the port of Douglas for a report of conditions there and at Agua Prleta. The International aspect of the case Is receiving the close attention of the state department. The admin istration, It Is said, will await official reports before determining a line of policy. The addition troops ordered to 'Arizona will be distributed to Fort Huachuca, Nogalcs and Douglas, one squadron going to each. Nogales, like Douglas, h practically on the border line, while Fort Huachuca lies about midway between the two, but forty miles from the boundary. In addition to the troops ordered direct ly to Douglas, Captain Guajot, com manding the patrolling forces there has been given a 'free hand to call upon nearby posts for assistance. XO AXAMOK1TV TOVAIM AMKIUCAXS IX MEXICO CITY Mexico Cltv. Aorll 1.1 The Ameri can embassy, following Instructions from the state' department at Wash ington, sent to the Mexican 'foreign office a note conveying the protest of the American government against the firing across the International boun dary In the recent battle, The ambassador is believed to have stated the attitude of the Washing ton authorities In terms of consider able vigor. No reply has been re ceived from the foreign office. Whatever may be the emotions felt by the Mexican officials In conse. quence of the events In Agua Preta and their possible Influence upon the relations between the countries, the residents of the capital have not al lowed the news that the rebels have captured an Important position and! that a United States town has been taken by the tire of the cambatants to Interfere with the celebration of the Easter holidays. Great Interests In the accounts of the fighting has been evidenced by the rending public and the affair has been widely discussed, but In a dis passionate way and without evidence of animosity towards Americans. Yesterday and Thursday were gener ally observed as church holidays, banks and business houses closing and business being practically at a stand still. In the parks were crowds of all tiaskeg In which Americans ming led freely, but there was no Instance of any unfriendliness having been ex hibited. KXOWI.EDGE OE l,AXIIX(i OE IJIUTIfSlI DEXIED Mexico City, April 1 3. Knowledge of the Shearwater Incident was de nied at the foreign office today. Minister de La liarra asserted no re port of the landing of marines had been received by the Mexican author ities. It was regarded ns possible that the landing had occurred but a report of It, through official channels, had been 'slow In reaching this city owing to the isolated position of San Quen-tlu. PROTECTION POLICY DENOUNCED AS HUMBUG Asher C, Hines Maiden Speech Is Argument Against Trade Agreement Witli Canada; In surgent in Evidence. (Br Mornlns Journal Bpwlnl LaM Wire Washington, April 15. The open ing arguments on Canadian reciproc ity were made In the house todity, hi two speeches. Claude Kitehin of North Carolina, on of the leading democrats, spoke for three hours In favor of the measure, rrraignlng the republican argument of protection for the farmer and characterizing It as "humbug." Following him, Asher C. Hinds of Maine, made his first speech as a member and aligned himself In op position to the treaty In an address devoted to tho support of protection for the farmers. The reciprocity treaty, he said, threatened national prosperity In threatening; to take away from the farming communities the protection to their products. It wag a day of Interesting debate and Incident. Mr. Kitehin, skillful In repartee, drew frequent Interrup tions from the republican side and kept the house in a tumult. He paced up and dow'n the main alxle of the house, arraigning tho leaders on the republican side who huve fought for the protective principle, paying particular attention to repre sentative Dalaell of Pennsylvania. He pictured President Taft as coming to the democrats on bent knees to solicit their support. The success of the president's desire for reciprocity with Canada depended upon the democrats, he said. Interruptions from Insurgent re publican members Injected much In teresting debate Into the Kltchln speech. He was asked If he would vote for free lumber, free sugar, less protection on cotton goods and like reductions of this tariff. "I will vote for free lumber," said Mr. hn Fnllette of Washington, whom Mr, Kltchln has charged with repre senting the lumber Interests, "If you will vote for fres sugar."' ' " "All right,'1 said Mr. Kltchln, "I'll vote for both of them." , "Will you voio. to put all trust-controlled articles on the free list?" de manded Mr. Lenrnnt of Wisconsin. "Yes." said Mr. Kltchln, "and with in four or five days we will bring In a free list that will give you all that opportunity." Mr. Kltchln expressed pleasure nt seeing the Insurgents "dancing around the fires with tho distinguished stand patters of protection, singing hosan nas and hellelujahs to the farmers." The speech by Asher Hinds was followed with dose attention by the house for an hour and a half. The first speech from the man who had served the house In an intimate ca pacity for many years, It showed deep research am' a grasp of the history of the American legislation. Mr. Hit..ls said the statesmen of Germany, I'ranrn and Great Hrltflln had recognl.ed the necessity for the maintenance of protection on the product of the farm; and that If congress enacted the reciprocity bill, It would be going against the best judgment of tho leaders of all thPHe countries. ' The reciprocity debate will bo taken up again Monday and will con tinue through long session Monday and Tuesday. FEDERAL JUDGES Latest Ruling Sustains Govern ment and Takes Issue With Recent Decision Which Up held Defendants, B Morning Journnl gnerlsl l.uaeil Hire) Spokane, Wash., April 15, United States District Judge Frank Hudkln overruled today the demurrer of th defendants In the Doughton Alaska, land fraud case, directly taking Issue with United States Judge llanford of Seattle, who had decided the same points in favor of tho defendants In th0 Sir Edward Stracey case In Seat tle. The defendants In the Doughton caso are Harry White of Ios Angeles, former mayor of Seattle; Charles A. McKenstlo, a Seattle capitalist; Donald A. McKenssle of Washington; Itaymond Ilrown and William I. Dunn of Spo kane and Charles M. Doughton of Pearson, Wash. They were Indicted by a federal grand Jury at Spokane last October for alleged conspiracy to defraud the United States out of coal lands In the Keyak mining district of Alaska. Drought to trial In Spokane last month, the demurrer to the Indict ment .urging thiit It did not allege a crime and that tho law of 187a, which the defendants were charged with having violated, did not apply to Alaska, not having been Included In th law- of U04. relating to entry .of Alaska coal lands. After the Spokane arguments the Slracey trial, In which the defendants DISAGREE were accused of crimes similar to those charged against the promoters of the Doughton group, was begun before Judge Hanford In Seattle. There the defendants did not demur, but raised the same points as in Ihe Spo kane case and asked Judge llanlord to Instruct the Jury to acquit. Judge llanford handed down a de cision which denied the request, but sustained every important point in lite by iho defense. Afterward, by agree ment of counsel, the Stracey indict ments were quashed and a record made up for review by tho supreme court of the United Slates on a writ of error. Judge ItudKiu's decision today wili have no effect on the general Alaskn coal situation or the DouisUnii eases. Everything is held In uWvn pend ing the supreme court's decl. : m. IN DELUGED II WHITE HOT I STEEL FIVE LOSE LIVES; DOZEN ARE HORRIBLY BURNED Container Filled With Molten Metal Gives Away; Unfortu nate Men Are Caught and Splashed With Contents, Ht Morning Journal gperlnl l.maril Wire Philadelphia, April 15. Five work men wtre killed, two fatally Injured and twelve others seriously hurt at tha Mldvale rteel works, at Wayne Junction, this afternoon, when a run. talncr filled with molten steel gave way, the liquid splashing over more than a score of the employes. The accident occurred In what Is known as Open Hearth No. I. S.-v-tsral tons of the molten steel had been poured Into the container and It was being slowly propelled along a traveling crane across the shop to waiting moulds. More than twenty men were under and around It guid ing the vessel with long tonga when, without warning, a plug In the bot tom burned out and the molten steel Inttantlv began pouring through the hole, It rpluttered and splashed over some of the men and they were com pelled to Pi go ol the tongs. In thus releasing their hold the kettie be u,itie unsteady and lilted over, pour ing down a stream of the molten steel. Seven of the workmen were caught almost directly under the full Hood anil all except one, Jnrnes Tobln, managed to get from under the con tainer. Tobln dropped in his tracks and was burned to u crisp. The whistle of the Mldvale works brought assistance and those who were not seriously burned were treat ed In the emergency hospital within the works while ambulances hurried the others, who were horribly burned, to the German town hospital, A quick examination showed the physi cians that nothing could save six of tin men and four of them died with in a short time. All (be victims taken to the hospi tal were In a terrible condition. Their clothing was burned and In taking II off patches of skin and flesh came with II. 11 ii- Dead. JAMES TOUIN, head st-,niper. PATUICK PKIilUU fori ii in. PAiiUCK JOYCE. PATUICK M YE US. MICHAEL PAN AS. GEollGE F. S'l'EEI,, superintend ent. fatally Injured. Patrick Cunningham. The physicians say there Is no hope for Cunningham. PIUS POLICEMAN ENDS QUARREL WITH PRAYER Denver, April 15. Patrolman Geo. Malone of the Denver police Is a firm believer In the efficacy of prayer and put his belief to an effective test to day when called to make arrests fol lowing a neighborhood quarrel. After listening patiently to the stories of tho women Involved, Malorie said; "Will you follow mo?" "Yes," they answered In chorus. Malone removed his helmet, laid his club on the floor and knelt In prayer. The prayer was brief but to the point. When he arose the women were silent. "Cut out this squibling." said th policeman, "and pray more." T.i show that his phyalcnl as well as mora suasion was In wnrklnir nrd'T, Malone then went out on bin beat and stopped a runaway. GIRL SEEKS TO SAVE YOUTH WHO SHOT HER Denver, Colo., April IS', Hefntv lapsing Into eonseiniisneSM tonight, t.ouise HobliH, lle.l Is, told the police that a bullet which enter-'d her ab domen and will probably result fatal ly, was tired aciidently from a revol ver which she held In her own liuiul, although Itaymond Koehlrr, aged 1 0, had previously told the officer that he shot her Hctid"ntall . The two were alone In the Hubbf home nt the time of the shooting. To Try Out Army Aeroplane. Augusta, (la,, April Hi. Frank Coffyn, who has been In charge of the Wright company's camp here this winter, was ordered today to report Immediately nt San Antonio, Tex., to set up slid try out It Wright biplane purchased by the war department. L OF JUAREZ DIAZ SOLDIERS FALL INTO INSURRECT0 AMBUSH Reinforcements Rushed to the Scene of Engagement, Said to Be Ten Miles South of Rio Grande; Fight Stubborn. I B Morning .lourntil Hiixrlul I r.i.fit Wlre El Paso, Tex., April 1 5. Fighting between Mexican federals and Insur rectos has been In progress seventeen kilometers south of Juarez all day. The federal euvel.y, 100 strong, was ambushed this morning early and sent back u call for relnfon ements. one, hundred infantr. men and fifty cav alrymen were hurried to the scene. This evening at 5:30 the tight was still in progress, A newspaperman re turned with Dr. HatthelsliiB, of Juar ex, and they brought two wounded federals with them. A stuff officer on the field said another wounded man ha,J started walking back to Juare and that he had seen several others In Die hills, hut did not believ e any of his force had been killed. The InsurrectoM came from the point where the battle is In progress, In a train, and are protected In a canyon. The federals are practically unpro tected and are outnumbered, accord ing to appearances and their own re port. They claim to bo facing an enemy 500 strong, while the tolal federal force is but 250. The federals have sent back for field pieces. The federals are between the lnsurreetoa and Juurex and can retreat when necessary. The Insurrectos came to the spot where the fight Is In prog ress, in five box cars, drawn by a lo comotive. They do not have any field pieces or rapid fire guns. , The officials In J mires, do not ap pear very much excited over the af fair, and are making no more strenu ous preparations, or the defense o'f the city than hud been In progress. The commanders Initlst that they do nut believe It Is the advance of the main rebel army and that n Imme diate attack of the town Is tint to h feared. Peopla In Juare ro eunskl-crnl'1,7.-exeiied however. The hattle Is closer to Junrcis than the battle of Handle, fought Febru ary 4, when Oroszco trapped General Itabngo'n federal command and had an all day fight, resulting finally In Orosxeo withdrawing and allowing liabago to reinforce Juarex. General Navarro notified American Consul Edwards In Juarea nt K:30 that an embargo would at once be placed on traffic and that Americans wlth- jout passes could not conn- to Juarez. Americans arriving In El Paso to day, from Mexico In automobile de clare that the country Is fairly nllvo with Insurrectos to the south of Juar ex and that the army can make un attack wllhln twelve hours. American residents residing east of El Paso have been telephoning to El Paso that they could hear firing on the Mexican side of the line along tho river. The Juarez military author ities declare that none of the troopa of their garrison are down the river and do not profess to believe that there Is any fighting, although ad mitting that there probably are In surrectos. That Junrex will be attacked In a short time, there can be no doubt, .unless the federal reinforcements of General ltabago reach here from Chi huahua first. To guard against any possible repe tition of the affair at Agua Prleta. when Americana in Douglas were shot by bullets of insurrectos, the chamber of commerce held a special meeting this afternoon to iIIsciihs the situation, but decided that It did not require an appeal to President Tart, as Colonel Shnrpe, commanding Fort llllss. ap pears to have Ihe sit nation In hand. He announces that as soon as there IS danger he will string a line of troops across the lower side of El Paso to keep the people nl homo and will slop the street cars running be tween the two towns. IIOTM SIDES AWAIT It HI M'OltCKMENTs. Kl Paso, Tex., April 15. The fed erals were surprised by the Insttr feiios as llii'y roil" out this morning and a volley from the concealed In surrectos v,un the first Inlurmatloti the federal scouts hud of the presence, or the enemy. The federals returned the lle. and sought sin h shelter as they could Hecurc, Immediately dis patching a messenger for relnlorce nicntM. The Insurrectos remained in (lielr luiti.nil formication In an ar royo, or small canyon, and the fed erals, obtaining the best possible shel ter behind hiii ii 11 hills am) In ravines kept up a steady answering fire. At any rate, the federals could have re treated, but they made no attempt to get back lo Jiiarex. They stuck ami fought. When rclnfori ciuentH ar rived, Kiev, tM, took positions In the gullies hiiiI b'lls and poured a sternly lire Into the ii.Mirrei tos. There was no etToit ioi the part of either to (hinge. It In believed the Insurrei Um are nierelly trying fo hold the pluc until their ninlti army arrives, in or der to keep the railroad line open that close to Juarez, Then the real attack oil .InareZ Is expected. No further voiituleil have been brought to Juare.. It Is known that one fed eral officii Is among the wounded, AMI.ItlCW I'HISOVKHS MAY hi: ivoi,vi:i ix hatti.k. Chihuahua, .Mex., April 15, Coli llrnmtlon of the report that serious REBEL AND FEDERA CL