El Paso Herald (El Paso, Tex.), Ed. 6, Wednesday, May 10, 1911 Page: 1 of 8
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iYo.: a Mexican Custom House Between Eagle Pass and
Nogales Federals Leave the Towns Unprotected
- and Close Them as Ports of Entry-Naco
and Agua Prieta Troops go to
" " Relief of Cananea.
THerisnotaMesican custom house in operation on the border between Eagle
Pasa Texas and Nogales Arkona. jong this entire border line it is impossible to
enter goods for expprJLfrQm the JJnited Btaes into Mizicq Tjds. condition was
brought about today by the fall of Jnarez into the hands of. the insurrectos and the
abaonment oTHfacb7 Jgua PrietaNand Ojinaga by he federals. '"' X".
The cause of the abandonment is not certain unless the federal government in-
tends to leave 'the country to the insurrectos and take its troops south to" protect
towns it considers of more importance than the border ports. The abandonment
may be a parjb of the federal government's program to comply with its agreement
with the United' States not to "permit .any more fighting on the border. By leaving
the towns to the insurrectos. it assures compliance with the agreement. v r 5i-f
Douglas Ariz. May 10. The federal garrison at Agua Prieta 750 strong un-
der command of-Cols. Chapais Barron and'Diaz left at 8 oclpckvtoday f or 'Canajiea
which is threatened by attack. - - - ; " " "r - x : -
The present garrison at Agua Prieta consists of Ifc.G-atliff A m eiicaiivcuri6
dealer two chinamen and a large-number of empty houses. ;
The town is said to be h eavily mined by the federal government.
.JLnsurrecto leaders at the local junta declare that the rebels will not take Agua
Prieta now although several thousands are in the hills near town. . .
The leaders predict that the departed federals will be-engaged en routes
After the federals got but of Agua Prieta they became engaged in action with
thefebels nine miles west of Agua Prieta in a narrow pass . i : j ''.
AnAmerican cattle man who has just arriyedinD ouglas saw ;the action' and
automobiles with sight seers have gone to the scene. ... -' : . - vv" '
The federals left Agua Prieta mined. Insurrectos from Bbuglas areiiow dig- "
ging out the dynamite. m ' ' "..-r" .
One American took 110 pounds from one place and one mine 50 if eet; long was-
unearthed. It contained mu eh dynamite with fuse "and 'caps attached" . . "
- ... Nacp and Agua Prieta Both Aban doned. '
Pederals who left filled the trenches and piled- up their shovels picks and all
tools and burjned them. They broke the stocks and otherwise mutilated all the guns
they could not carry. The Americans are collecting these .for souyenirs-but the cus-
toms officers of the United States are seizing them as they cross the line. . .
All federal offices have been closed and abandoned' As orders If or theevacua-
'tion were duplicated to IsTaco many American mining camps will have to close down .
through the suspension of ihe customs service. ' ' -x
Petween Agua Prieta jmd Hermosillo a large' rebel force is concentrated and it
is unlikely that GoL Eeynaldo Diaz and Maj. Lxds Medina Barron -and their forces '
will be able to reach the capital without a big battle. HermosUlo is now surrounded
by a large band of rebels iu eluding 800 Yaqui indians armed with Mauser rifles:
- '" Orders of Withdrawal Sudden. .""'-
The Agua Prieta garrison worked until a late hour last night constructing new
entrenchments. . Toward dawn the. soldiers began .to undothis work filling -up -not
only the new trenches but the old ones left by the insurrectos. The adobe breast-
works .were leveled to the ground and the block-house south of the bull ring was
battered into kindling. The trenching tools were then piled in heaps andburned
and leaving not a man behind the5 garrison began the evacuation at dawn. : ;
rA:' The. federal; soldiefsi after surrendering to the insurrectosstripped off their uniforms and threw-them away.
;The street leading down from the cuartel to the city prison and municipal offices to which point the prisoners
were marched- is full of uniforms past aside by the men after the surrender. Theprdsoners are in their under-
clothes. ' " ' ' - ' ' ' - . -i ' T . "
They did this 'to "'show the insurrectos that they had renounced their allegiance to theTIederal gOTrLmtat
Gen. Navarro and his officers are the only. prisoners we aring uniforms. -"""
7 ' An automobile decorated in. theMeidcan colors has been sent to Madero's camp; to take him triumphantly
It is declared by many witnesses that about 9:30 this morning Gen. Navarro followed by about 75 officers
and men made a .hurried exit down the National Eailway tracks. This indicated to many of the soldiers on
duty that the day had been lost and may have accounted for the retreat which followed shortly after-
Gen. 'Navarro later returned after encountering a large band of insurrectos south of Juarex establishing his
forces at the garrison. f '
. Col. Garibaldi and Eaoul Madero are guarding the general. Navarro and his whole staff are jirisoners in
the commandant's room at the cuartel. - ' . ' . " " ' " "' ' '' " -1 ' $ ' -- ''
He said he did not know how many were wounded.
The strain of three days' battle has told on the veteran Navarro who lost the battle of Juarea nd is now a
prisoner. He looks tired and much older as if the strain had added years to his already ripe age.1 The old gen-
eral was half reclining and half sitting on pile of bedding in the commander's office in the barracks when a
Herald man entered but stood at attention wrai his stattSto receive the correspondents as he werfc the
victor and not the vanauished. Col. Garibaldi says H does hot know what the old gejiaBifl1flfl-flWill be. Gen
Navarro did not seem worried about his future what he seemed to want was sleejfllH
He wore a gray fatigue uniform stripped of his epaulets and held iflHHSHB9Bprearing the
same smoKea glasses tnat ne wore m tne campaign m umnuaima.
WEST OF NOGALES
Indians Hold Up a Train
Searching; for Pebels;
- Nog-ales. Ariz.. May 10. Ten rebels it-
Is alleged were captured with their
arms and a good supply of ammuni-
tion on American soil a few miles
west of 'Nogales by line rider Smith
.and a detachment of United States
troops stationed here. The men were
brought into Nogales and lodged In
Jail to await an Investigation'of their
reason for being on the American side
with their arms.
News was brought here by an Amer-
ican .and the soldiers went out last
night surprising the band at ' their
breakfast this morning. They were
mounted had their arms and ammu-
nition hidden in the sand for which
the soldiers looked some time before
findlng.it and had been .. deserted by
The southbound passenger train was
held "up seven hours on. the night of
the 8th on tne Nogales-Guaymas line
below Hermosillo by' a " band - of " In-
surrectos. searching the train for a
federal guard who makes the run it
is said. The guard was not found.
He was in the smoking car and the
rebels who were Indians were told
that it was a women's dressing apart-
ment that "they shouhT hot go in they
I left the train.
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li THE FIRST AUTHENTIC NEWS
' -The Herald's second extra
' announcing the fall of Juarez
was on the street with the very
first authentic news. Business
men in all parts of the city by
common impulse pasted front
naeres of the edition .in . their
windows. Show windows all
along El Paso San Antonio.
6regon Mesa and Texas showed
:the front page "CITY PALL.S"
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TWO MEN ARRESTED ON
A CHARGE OF FIGHI
Lepner Tueco and Enrique T
were arrested. Wednesday aftel
and a charge of fighting and intl
tion was placed against them.J
men got into a fight near the.
Fe yards and Tueco received
about an inch long in the throat
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