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. w I r I D 1 c n T V Y A C EL PASO, TEXAS, ASSOCIATED PRESS Leased Wire DAY AND NIGHT REPORTS. WRATH Bit rilHKCAST. Fair tonight and Wednesday; warmer tonight. Tuesday Evening, November 18, 1913-12 Pages TWO SECTIONS TODAY. UTS LOOSE FBI MEM TFJUGPR GD 1 D LNJELL IN . ISS- III! . - "III DIM COW G UPRISING;!) HUE TO L IN ft Vt FEW ill BT Indians Have Threatened to Massacre All Whites at the Shiprock Agency. U.S. MARSHAL IS, WAITING FOR TROOPS Fears to Attack Indians With Small Band of Depu ties; Arrests Four. t-r-K WO troops of United States cav- f airy will leave B Paso tonignt 1 or tomorrow rooming for Gal lup, N. M., to assist the United States marshal of New Mexico In arresting troublesome Indians at Shiprock, N. M. The order for the soldiers to be sent came by wire this morning from Gen. Bliss, commanding the Southern military department, at San Antonio. Maj. R. E. L. Michie. brigade adjutant, wired the department commander iE resting that two troops at Fort Bliss be designated for the trip and. If this designation is made, the two troops will be taken from the 15th cavalry, which arrived here last week from Forts Meyer, Sheridan and Leaven worth. Maj. Michie has authority to take two troops from the border pa trol and send them immediately, but has to receive permission to take the troops from Fort Bliss, as the Fort Bliss garrison is considered an Inde pendent command. Thp triuiru will he Milt from El Paso 1 to AitSW thw-esVt6-Gi.p.re-e eT crency to per. nn tl Kn-ar UAvIiti.irtlnnn line There fS""8- ,ul '";?. .l .T ii. .- -tK- they will he met by the United States marshal of New Mexico and taken across country to the vicinity of Beautiful Moutain," a distance ot about 75 miles. 'where the Indians are to be put under restraint. The order for the troops to move recalled old times to Maj. Michie this morning, as he served on the indian reservation at Gallup from 1891 to 1S6 and then again from 1896 to the Spanish war, and there is very little or the country iheerabout which he does not know. OUTLAWS WILL BE PUT IN RESTRAINT Indian Commissioner Sells Is Deter mined, to Slake Them Submit to the taw ir It Takes 'a Regiment. Washington, D. C, Nov. IS. Cato Sells, indian commissioner, declared to day that the Navajo indian revolt at Beautiful Mountain, New Mexico, will be handled cautiously but firmly. Bloodshed will be avoided If possible, said Sells, but on the other hand, the renegades, of whom there are 15 and not eight as at first reported, all of whom are under indictment, must sur render. The commissioner 'is deter mined to take the renegades, even if a regiment of troops is necessary. He said that reports received from Shiprock today showed that- the situa tion has been greatly exaggerated and that the majority of the Navajo are not in sympathy with the outlaws. United State marshal Hudspeth's new request for cavalrymen to subdue to belligerent was referred bv the war department to Brig. Gen. Tasker- H. Bliss, commanding the Dorder patrol. Army officers who know the Navajos do not expect a serious time in tak ing the fugitives. THREATENTO KILL WHITES AT AGENCY Santa. Fe, N. M., Nov. IS. Following a week of parleys held with indian chiefs on the Navajo reservation, rela tie to the peaceable surrender of 11 Navajo bucks wanted for assault and bigamy, the indians have broken off negotiations with United States mar shal A. H. Hudspeth and indian agent W. T. Shelton at SblprocK agency. As a consequence of the defiant at tftude of the Indians, marshal Huds peth has appealed to the war depart ment for two troops of cavalry to ar rest the fugitives and quell an in cipient uprising. The marshal has left Shiprock for his headquarters, not car ing to risk a battle with the Indians with his small force of deputies. The 11 indian fugitives have been joined by a band of about 150 young bucks under the leadership of chief "Black Horse and are -encamped at the Noel trading post, a.remote point on the reservation. Thy have sent word to Shiprock that they will not only resist arrest, but that if molested, they will attack and burn the agency and kill those in charge. To guard against such an attack, agent Shelton and dep uty United States marshals have for tified the agency pending the arrival of the cavalry. Sheriff Dufur. of San Juan county, has 100 armed men in readiness at Aztec to respond at a moment's notice to a call from agent Shelton for aid. INDIANS FORTIFIED ON MOUNTAINSIDE Farmington, N. M-, Nov. 18. With the indian agency at Shiprock on the Navajo reservation in a state of siege, agent W. T.-' Shelton is awaiting the arrival of troops to quell the uprising on the reservation. It is learned that United States mar shal Hudspeth, who has returned to Santa Fe, took with him three of the Navajoes wanted for larceny, assault and bigam, but the other fugitives are now encamped on Beautiful Moun tain, 35 miles southwest of Shiprock, together with 1500 other Indians, who have rounded up their cattle and sheep ami harvested their corn preparatory (or.nnued on page 11, sixth column. FmRninP.SnilHT.KEEI.il . . mi i nuitiLLi nuu 0! mm? EAVEISENAT0R5FA1L TQflGREEGN MONEY BILL Bank Committee Will Pre sent Divided Report on Thursday. HOLIDAY REST IS BEING URGED W ASHINGTON, D. C. Nov. 18. Arrangement of a program for the administration currency bill was taken up touay C7 Democratic senators. Chairman Owen of the bank ing committee will present the bill With a divided report tomorrow. Talk of a Democratic caucus was re- yjved The suggestion was maae mat if the bill, as prepared by the six administration senators, is taken Into a caucus and possibly amended, prob ably the; Democratic majority might be bound to support it. The steering committee conferred but took no action. It will meet again Thursday. The discussion developed a wide divergency of opinion on adjourn ment. 3Iay Adjourn for Holiday. A definite agreement by both the administration and anti-administration TnnTTihoT-s nt the; senate bankinsr and currency committee to complete their drafts of the currency Din ana suDmn. them to the senate by Thursday was followed by general talk in the capital of an adjournment of congress over Thanksgiving. No adjournment will be taken with out the consent of the president, and he has not yet made known his views. Republicans Amend BUI. Senator Hitchcock and the Republi cans on the committer continue on 4b..,ii ofthi hill Thev have in. SL. .. . . 3 J r -1L -. , ct4 (treasea tae goia reserve w be uotui it and nrovlded that when 'the re serve falls below that point it shall be taxed on a graduated scale down to the minimum of 30 percent. The bond i-pfiindinir section has been completely changed. As amended, it provides that each regional bank should each year invest 6 percent of Its available capi tal in the two percent bonds at par which are the basis of the present bank notes. The regional banks would tfenn I allnwArt tn pxehance the two percent bonds for three percent one year government notes, agreeing io re new -the -notes ior -V years. lucsc notes would be available for use in foreign markets to secure gold 'to maintain the reserve. The Republicans also have made nu merous amendments correcting what they regard as discrepancies in the bill and making the latter sections con form to amendments already s proposed. Anti-Trust Legislation- Congress will take up the anti-trust question in earnest at the December session. Is the prison penalty for violation of 'the Sherman anti-trust law to be .nade Tnnnilntnrv? Is the law to say that men who de- J lloerateiy violate tne criminal leaiurca of the anti-trust act shall be sent to jail? This is the biggest question that confronts congress today. It has been nioiip tho nnrp acute bv introduction I of a "bill by congressman Henry, of Texas. Connected with this question are many others which are closely akin to it. They involve the problem as to how the government is going to deal with its great industrial corporations and great, railroad and carrier corpora tins. They involve also the problem of enforced competition or regulated monopoly or a regulated competition midway between the two extremes. A lot of talk is heard just now about "putting-teeth into the Sherman law" But there Is nothing definite about the nature of the operations which are to be performed. Urge Prison Sentences. In any event, congress is going to be called on this winter to decide what to do about It. In both house and sen ate there will be strong demand for legislation which will require the prison sentence to be imposed when a man is found guilty of violating the criminal parts of the Sherman law. Kaiser Bans the Tango, One Step, and Two Step Berlin, Germany, Nov. 18. Emperor William has forbidden officers of the German army and navy, while in uni form, to dance the tango, the one step and the two step, according to a Berlin newspaper. His majesty also instructed the officers to avoid visit ing families where these dances are favored. An actress of the Royal theater in Berlin was advised by count Georg Voon Huelsen-Haeseler, the imperial director of theaters, not to partici pate in a tango tournament. BANKER PLEADS GUILTY TO FORGERY; MAY GET PAROLE Liberty. Mo.. Nov. 18. Preston T. Aker, formerly cashier of the Farmers State ibank at Smithville, pleaded guilty in the circuit court to forgery in the third Hegree on three counts and was sentenced to the penitentiary for two years on each count. He may be paroled. Xke? 'is alleged to have forged notes for approximately $52,000 to replace worthless notes he lent money on. He surrendered $30,000 worth of property to the bank and, it is said, never prof ited from his forgeries. FOUR CHARGED 1VITII ATTEMPTED BURGLARY Phoenix. Ariz.. Nov. 18. Charged With attempting to enter the postoffice and general store at Glendale. 16 miles northwest of Phoenix. John Bass. Fran cisco Castro, S. G. Pearce and D. Bo gard were arrested by constable J. A. Rudd, of Glendale. It is alleged they were overheard plotting to rob the postoffice bv a young man who phoned to Rudd. It is claimed that all were masked and armed with revolvers, but were taken by surprise and gave ur, without a struggle They are now in the county jail here. ng niiisro dv I HLJJ- 0. Officials Believe New Mexi can Congress Will Heed Warning From U. S. REMOVAL OF ARMS EMBARGO IS REMOTE b-V T ASHINGTON. D. C, Nov. 18. YV President Wilson and the cab- inet met today and discussed the latest phases of the Mexican situa tion. Over-night developments appar ently brought no change but keen in terest was shown in the organization of the new Mexican congress. Some officials were inclined to believe that body would heed the warning of the United States and take no action on concessions. Talk of a -blockade of Mexican ports was revived, but high officials said such a step had not been determined on. The foremost advisers of the ad ministration are counseling paCience. RcmoraJ of Embargo Remote. The report that Carranza might not need to have the embargo on arms lifted to insure h:s success, strength ened the conviction of many officials that such a step should be taken only in a remote contingency. Confidence prevailed that the United States might wait a few days for the full effect of the recent 'Constitutionalist" victories and for the attitude of foreign govern ments to become more emphasized. Thee cabinet meeting was described by 'secretaries as a "general discussion of the situation without any concrete conclusion being reached. The general disposition seems to be to await de velopments with confidence. Await Outcome of Pressure That the United States, in its policy toward the provisional government in Mexico, is content to await the outcome of the steady pressure being exerted against the Huerta regime is apparent in official circles. Exciting rumors from Mexico City wholly failed to ruffle the calm confidence of president Wilson 1 or secretary or state jsryan. Indications, based on the few ad missions of the state department of ficials, are that no aetion is contem plated at present that would precipitate a crisis in the situation. On the other hand, it was remarked that no one here can foretell what action Gen. Huerta might take In the City of Mex ico that might bring about such a crisis. Blnnquet May Resign. Secretary Bryan has been informed by Nelson O'Shaughnessy of the resig nation of Manuel Garza Aldape as min ister of the interior, but he has heard only rumors of the intention of Gen. Blanquet to surrender his portfolio as minister of war. While in some quar ters there was a disposition to regard cabinet changes as the forerunner of disintegration of the Huerta. regime, in others it was pointed out .that it might mark the adoption by Gen. Huerta of a more active and vigorous policy " and one " more- defiant of the United States government. An early development of his purpose is expected in view oL the fact that in the ordinary course of events he must submit bis special message to congress not later than Thursday. Will Guard Railroad. The possibility of an interruption of the railroad communication between Mexico City and "Veracruz, which is now practically the only outlet from the capital, has given considerable concern to the officials here and it is said that any attempt to thus com pletely tie up Americans and other foreigners in the capital would result in quick action by the United States to prevent it Secretary Brvan had heard from some of his agents that the line of communi cation was threatened, but it was not clear whether the interruption was to be expected as a result of some de cree of the Huerta government or from operations of the revolutionists, who have suddenlv appeared In some force in the difficult mountain country lying between Veracruz and the capital. May Send More Ships to Mexico. Orders for the second division of the Aatlantic fleet to return to the United States remain suspended, leaving prac tically half of the fleet's battleships off the coast of Mexico, and it was said at the navy department that If the Mexican situation should assume a more critical phase by the time admiral Badger, with the first and fourth di visions of the fleet, came within a few hundred miles, of Hampton Roads, returning from the Mediterranean Sea cruise, at least some of these ships would be ordered to Mexico. The ves sels will leave the Mediterranean De cember 15. Rebels Claim "Victory nt Victoria. Advices were received by the way of Laredo last night by "Constitutional ists" that Victoria, capital of the state of Tamaulipas. surrendered at noon yesterday to Gens. Pablo Gonzales and Antonio Villareal. The federal com mander. Gen. Rabago. was reported wounded. REBELS DEMAND SURRENDER OF TUXPAM BY THURSDAY Veracruz, Mex., Nov. 17. Rear ad miral Boush, on board the United States battleship Louisiana, reports that Gen. Agullar. of the rebels, has given the town of Tuxpam until next Thursday to surrender. Capt. Spen cer S. Wood, in command of the bat tleship Nebraska, reports that Aguilar controls all the towns along the Po nuco river. According to Capt. Soencer. the rebel leader professes the desire to protect American property, but is hostile to the British. The American women and children at Tamichura are eipected to reacn Tampico soon. Officials at Mexico City Ap pear to be Convinced Washington is "Bluffing" MANY FOREIGNERS LEAVE THE CAPITAL MEXICO CITY, Mex., Nov. 18. The completion of the preliminary organization of both branches of the new Mexican congress Is regarded as putting the iinal touch to president Huerta's defiance. Surprise was caused by the publication of dispatches from Washington indicating that president Wilson does not contemplate any act ive measures to support the warning given by John Lind to Gen. Huerta against permitting the new congress to convene. Huerta Still Holds Power. Talk of the possibility of Huerta re signing is still heard, put all the acts and utterances of the provisional presi dent are calculated to dissipate the Idea tlmt he himself has any such inten tions. It has been suggested that Wash ington has been given assurances that Gen. Huerta will resign after the new Mexican congress has ratified his acts since the dissolution of the former con- Foreigners here have been keyed up to a point at which any action promis ing relief from the prevailing tension would have been acceptable. There is a large proportion of native population which appears to be kenely alive to the necessity of bringing present conditions to an end and which looks on inter vention as the only relief in sight Believe U. S. Is Bluffing. Mexican officials here seem to be convinced that the United States 13 bluffing and are quoted as stating that they are satisfied there will be no armed interference with their affairs. A singular fact noticeable here, and much commeu,tedon by XoreiE.ii..resi dents. is the -continued absence of any anti-American spirit among the Mexi can populace. Tho efforts of certain native newspapers to stir up such feel ing have met with little success. Simi lar efforts at the time of the Madero revolution filled the streets of the cap ital with mobs of the lower classes, led by students, who shouted against ev erything American. Mcricans explain the difference in sentiment as due to the character of the present contro versy, which falls to enlist the sympa thy of the people. Trains to Veracrnj Crowded. Owing to the menacing of the town of Orizaba by the rebels, and the conse quent threatening of communication be tween the federal camps and Veracruz, foreigners are going to the coast In large numbers. They see a possibility of being bottled up in Mexico City and every train to Veracruz is loaded to its capacity. Col. Ramierez. in command of the garrison at Orizaba, is fortifying the strategic points about the city and re ports to the government that he will be able to resist any attack by the ' rebels. Battle In Mlchoacnn. A battle was fought yesterday at Ario de Rosales. in the state of Michoa can, between 50 federal soldiers a,nd 360 rebels. The rebels are said to have withdrawn from the field after three hours' fighting, leaving 22 dead and many wounded. Only one federal is re ported killed. Ciudad Victoria, the capital of Ta maulipas, reported several days ago as captured by the rebels, is alleged in dispatches published here today to have been just attacked, and fighting is said to be going on in the. suburbs. The garrison of the city Is believed to num ber 608 federals. Portfolio for Lascurjan. No announcement has yet been made as to a successor to Manuel Garza Al dape as minister of the Interior. The removal of Querido Moheno from the foreign ministry to that of interior and the appointment of Pedro Lascurian to the post of foreign minister, which he filled under president Madero, havo been discussed. Mexican Senate Orgnnizes. Organization of president Huerta's new congress was completed late yes terday when enough senators were gathered to form a quorum in the up per house. General Francisco Pronces was chosen temporary chairman of tho senate and a committee on credentials was appointed. A similar committee of the chamber of deputies began the work of revising the deputies's creden tials and there is nothing to indicate the formal opening of congress next Thursday will be postponed. Expect Blockade of Ports. President Huerta talked last night informally to the members of his staff and a few personal friends regarding the possibilities of intervention by the United States. He intimated that he would be ready to resist such a step. The opinion is expressed 'in various circles here that the United States, will soon inaugurate a blockade of Mexi can ports. Rumor has it that presi dent Wilson will be content with such an action and might even permit the embassy to remain in Mexico City until an open rupture occurred. Germans Hold Conference. The German ambassador, admiral Von Hintze, summoned the heads of the more important German business houses and asked them to give him in ventories of shipments expected. He said that then he would be in better position to guard their interests in case of a blockade. Hold Out Hope for Juarez. Rumors of plots and Intrigues are common but no facts are forthcoming to indicate that Gen. Huerta is ldsing hi grip on affairs in the capital. Re torts from outlying points, especially in the north; are far from reassuring to the war department. The government has not even con firmed the capture of Juarez and the newspapers are still holding out hope to their readers that possibly the re port of its capture by Villa is not true. GALVESTOX REARS REPORT THAT TAMPICO IS CAPTURED Galveston, Texas, Nov. 18. Tampico, Mexico, has fallen Into the hands' of the "Constitutionalists." according to an unconfirmed wireless message re ceived here today The message was l)"Iieet' to have been relayed to Gal veston through the steamer Minnesota. iEBELS DEFEAT FEDERRLS GOiMOFCiUMi Battle With Band of Volunteers 70 Miles North of Chi huahua City and Turn Them Back, After Wound ing Many and Killing 35, According to Rebel Reports Villa's Command at Juarez to Be Increased Rebel Leader To Attack Chihuahua. rHIRTY-FIVE federal volunteers ana five rebel cavalrymen were killed Mon day afternoon in a two-hour battle at Laguna, on the Mexican Central rail way, 70 miles north of Chihuahua city, according to Francisco Villa, who received word of the fight Monday night When the engagement ended, the federal volunteers were in flight toward Sauz, a short distance north of the capital. Full details of the battle have not been telegraphed to the rebel commander in Juarez. Villa says that more than 1000 men took part in the fight, which began about noon Monday and lasted until 2 oclock. It is believed that .the volunteers were of Gen. Jose Ynez Salazar's command. They are said to have numbered about 400 and were coming north by train on a scouting expedition. Hernandez's Cavnlry Engaged Them.4 "Constitutionalist" cavalry under Gen. Rosalio Hernandez was encamped at La gun a and Intercepted the Federal troop train, into which the cavalrymen poured a rain of bullets. The volun teers detrained and returned the fire, holding their ground for about two hours. Then, according to thereport. with 35 dead and approximately 5 wounded, they reloaded and backed their train towards the capItaL The rebel wounded are estimated at 17. "1 do not think the tederals have yet begun a concerted moyement out of Chihuahua against Juarez." said Villa Tuesday morning In speaking tr the battle. "1 judge that yesterday's sally was a.ore in the nature of a 'feel er" than anything else." Villa Ready for Felerals. When told that rumors are In cir culation in El Paso to the effect that eight trainloads of federals have left the capital and are steaming ?"": ward, the rebel leader said he had not heard of it and added: "We are read! for them, if they conle." This Is what the federal commander said about Villa a week ago. . . "W jrtll ieave Juarez soon with the el ,V fii -tfcr Chihuatitfa SWB Juan N. Medina, chief oY stiM 'to VHls. , r nm sneakine tor my chief when 1 say this. Of course. I cannot tell you now the exact date of our departure, for that would be bad military strat egy. It will noi oe iuiid. iiu . - OJ'. -. -." xrll cun- cordlng to .present i"- " -' -", stantiated the statement of his chler staff. 1 By Thursday night, .oetwecn 5089 and 6000 rebel troops cavalry. Infan try and artillery included will be con centrated in Juarez, according to Mediha. Three thousand rebels are al ready in the border town and more are expected, daily Cavalry numbering nearly 4000 are scattered along tne Mexican Central railway from Juarez to Laguna under the command oi Agulrre Benavides. Toribio Ortega and Rosalio Hernandez. The major portion of this force is expected to arrive In Juarez by train Wednesday or Thursday. The rest of it will be left to guard the railwaj and see that no "surprise" movements are attempted by the federals. Promises to Fight Outside. If the Huerta troops do threaten Juarez, Villa says that he will meet them outside the city so tnat Kl Paso lives will not be placed in danger by bullets. Perfect order prevails in Juarez. Saloons are still closed by order or Villa. Civil government machinery under the direction 'of mnyor Jose Vel arde is beginning to run smoothlj. Jose Rodriguez, collector of customs. Is one of the busiest men m tne town, judglns from the number ot callers at his office 3nd the amount of exporta- tions from this side. "." " ' "'I . ,. w,., were tak- n tn tb Juarez track Tuesday from x"'t "?.:." -.Z.X, ?nv from Kl Paso, where they have been ror sev eral days. . Villa Returns Seized Auto. Pancho Villa, who bought a new au tomobile yesterday, has for several weeks ,been using a machine confiscated at La Boquilla. Chih., from officials ot tht. MdTien Northern Power company, a ! Canadian concern which is buliaing an k-tmA..A t..iMHnn Ham sit'Ti Rofinilla. The "borrowed" auto was" returned Monday to representatives in El Paso of the Power company. Banks Lend Villa $100,000. Loans amounting to nearly $100,000 in gold were made Monday to Gen. Villa by representatives of the Bano Na cional and Banco Minero. in Juarez. Juan Creel, representing the Banlo Minero, and S de Alonza, of the Banco Xacional, handled the banks' end of the transaction. Receipts for the money were given by Gen. Villa, with the promise to return It when the "Constt tutiojjalisf treasury Is in shape to ao so. Rebel Troops Paid. Payment of the rebel troops began as soon .i; the first instalment of the loan was recerd. Both banks involved in the deal will reopen for business Tues day. It is estimated that Gen. Villa has at least $150,000 available for immedi ate use if necessrv. Villa to Operate GamMIng Houses. Villa has gone Into xi:e gambling business as a side line. He ha3 opened the "chuzas" in Juarez and will oper ate them under the supervision of CAUGHT IN TRAP, MAN PIONEER TRAPPER FOUND IN NEW MEXICO HILLS IS KILLED BY BEASTS DENVER, Colo., Nov. 18. Caught in his own bear trap, facing death from thirst, starvation, cold and from the teeth and claws of wild beasts, Henry Sorensen, aged 65, a pioneer of Leadville, Colo., finally succumbed after his ammunition had been exhausted upon the savage animals which. gathered to wait for his death. His mangled body, found in the mountains near Embudo, N. BL, was identified today. Sorensen went into the New Mexico mountains a few weeks ago on a big game hunt. It is believed he accidentally sprung the trap while baiting it for bear. Caught fast in the teeth of the trap, he was unable to release himself. Searchers who finally located the body, found indications that he had lived for several days fighting off wild beasts. -" - - - - Mexico's Rebel King of Hte North : PANCHO VILLA, The Captor of Juarez. "Constitutionalist" officials. Any prof its made by the games will be turned over to the rebel treasury. The keno game has not yet resumed operations, but it is expected tf be reopened soon. Many Congratulate Villa. Dozens of telegrams of ongratulatlon have been received by Villa from rebel sympathizers all over the United States since his occuoation of Juarez. A stack of congratulatory messages lies on the . desk at wnicn tne general siis. it is said that he has replied with thanks to all his well wishers. Villa Will Permit Xo Exodus. There will be no panicky exodus of citizens from Juarez. Villa has Issued orders that, since the town is well pro tected and his soldiers are well be haved, there is no need for frightened citizens running to this side of the line and they will not be permitted to do so. A number of Juarez families packed their household goods after the battle Saturday and attempted to come to. this side, but were turned back by the rebel guards at the bridges. Some few. however, deserted their homes and " to ?i i-as wunout waiting to "ring over their possessions. SAYS FATE OF JUAREZ USKXOW IX CHIHUAHUA Up- to a late hour Saturday after noon. Chihuahua city had not learned of the fall of Juarez, according to W. Burns, who left the capital by auto Saturday night and made his way to Ojiriaga,"from which place he came to El Paso. Telegraph wires between Juarez and Chihuahua are cut and there is little chance for news of the fall of Juarez to reach Chihuahua. Telegraph wires south of the capital are also out of commission. No prep arations for a movement from Chihua hua Were being made by the federals when he left there Saturday night, according to Burns. GERMAN XEAVSPAPBR URGRS THE RETIREMENT OF HUERTA. Berlin, Germany. Nov. IS. "The re tirement of Gen. Huerta from the pro visional presidency of Mexico Is now the surest 'way to restore order in that country." says an editorial in the Tage blatt which- heretofore has steadily at tacked the American policy in Mexico. The newspaper quotes approximately the report that the German minister to Mexico has advised Huerta to accept the American proposals. The Tageblatt's previous hostility to the United States Is explained in the concluding paragraph, of the article. "The political power of the Monroe doctrine," says the paper. "Is, now stronger than ever before, and It is moreover assuming an economic aspect.'- W 3 b 1311 Wl( Sends Cablegram to The Eerald Denying That He Is Backing General. HAS HAD NO FAVORS AT HUERTA'S HANDS Calls on American Minister for Conference Britain Backs Mr. Wilson. LOXDOX. EXGLAXD, Not. 1& Highly Important developments bearing nirectly on den. huerta a lost stand against the United States transpired here yestejday. American ambassador W. II. Page and Sir Ed ward Grey had an important confer ence at the foreign office, but the fea ture of the day was an entirely nnex pected conference between Mr. Page and lord Cowdray at the American em bassy. Lord Cowdray as he explained later to The Herald'a correspondent, decided to take the bnll by the horns, fire back the criticisms aimed at the oil companies and explain his position to the American people. HUERTA'S DAYS NUMBERED. His conference with Mr. Page to pre sent his case to the American govern ment caused a decided stir In financial and official circles, for, with an un derstanding between Cowdray and the United Statei government, the pros pect of the days or hoars o.f Huerta's power In Mexico arc considered num bered. As might be expected, Cowdray In committing hlmselfon his 3exlcan,.at tlinde wlthjBHj s.eengr'a coarse ahead that will leave Ms vast Interest hb Jsopardlzed, Is turning his back on Huerta nnd going against the buxtsaw or steam roller, bnt he says he Is not going to be enticed Into supporting Huerta for concessions which the new Mexican congress may offer despite warnings frijm president Wilson that snch congressional action will be con sidered valueless by the United States. BRITAIX BACKS WILSON. It now develops that Cowdray's visit to the embassy was linked with the determination of the British govern ment to support the United States In considering the acta of the new Mex ican congress nil and void. Lord Cowdray lias his Interests taken care of and feels that he Is better able to present the financial and commercial aspect of this case than it could be presented by an intermediary of dip lomatic exchanges. Lord Cowdray received The Herald correspondent last evening bnt de clined to answer the direct question J "Do yon eoncnr In president Wilson's stand that all acts by the new con gress shall be considered voldr He replied simplyt "I am not a pol itician,'' but he gave a letter addressed to the "Editor of The Herald," la which he states that he has made his attitude clear for the benefit of the American public. COWDRAY'S DENIALS. Here'.s the letter to the editor of The Herald! "I'll be obliged If you'll afford me the courtesy of yoHr columns to enable me to reply specifically and categor ically to the persistent rumors now ap pearing In the press, more especially abroad, to the following effect: "One. the rumor that Sir Lionel Carden's appointment ns minister to Mexico was my wish or on my sug gestion is nntrae. It is a fact that I knew nothing about shc&. an appoint ment until It was made. "Two, the rumor that the Interests in which I'm concerned are rinding mon ies directly or Indirectly lor the pres ent de faeto government of Mexico Is untrue except Insofar as we partici pated to the -6x1631 of three percent in soma loans that were negotiated for the government by the National Bank of Mexico, some months agp. NO NEW CONCHSSIOXS. 'Three, the rumor that concessions have been granted rm by the present government which Gen. Dlni granted some eight years ago aad were can celled by the Madero administration Is nntrne. As a fact the Madero gov ernment specifically recognized those concessions as being legal aad talld. "Four, the rumor that we have de sired or solicited any oil concessions front the present Mexican government is untrue. "Five, the rumor that we have or seek, to obtain oil maaopolles Is untrue. Our concessions give us no sueh mon opoly. "Six, the rumor that we took part either dliectly or Indirectly la the overthrow ofs the Madero government is untrue. "In speaking for myself I also speak for my firm and any company in which I or my firm may be Inter ested. "lours faithfully. COIYDRA."