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party lias fourteen machine guns and
large quantities of munitions stored.
United-'Stales' troops are guarding it
to prevent, its being smuggled.
Fourteen former Huerta generals
including his son-in-law, Gen. Luis
Kiientes, are in l£l Paso today
800 former federalist officers and 5,000
Huerta sympathizer said tnat
was the day set/ for the in­
vasion of Mexico. Juarez will be the
''iiflrst objective point. Pascual Orozco.
a Huerta leader, just-returned from
New- York after -conferring with
Huerta and American bankers financ
ing the cientiflcos, claimed to have
the Juarez garrison practically bought
"We are going to fight this revolu
Hon with silver instead of bullets,'
said Orozco. "We have already got
out missionaries working In the ranks
of different factions."
Plans for the new revolt have been
under way in El Paso for weeks, it
was learned today. The Huerta party
has tin office in a down town hotel
building. Delegates from San An
tonio, and New Orleans committees of
the cientiflco party are expected to
arrive in El Paso tonight for the
meeting with Huerta. Majiy promi
nent Mexican fugitives from other
cities, in the United States have ar
rived here 'during the last two days.
The purpose of the meeting is to make
final arrangements for the organiza
tion of a counter revolt in Mexico
against Villa and Carranza factions.
Because of the weakness of the Villa
party, the Huerta invasion will first be
directed against Villista territory
from El Paso. The substantial finan
cial backing the Huerta party appar
ently has, is expected to have a big
Influence over the other factions
whose currency has depreciated to
almost no value.
Due This Morning.
EL PASO, TEXAS, June 26.—TUe
train Victoriano Huerta is on today
Js due here at 6:38 a. m., Sunday.
Mexicans known to be in close touch
with' the former dictator's plans pre
tend to be ignorant of the truth
that Huerta is coming to Htt Paso to
lead an invasion into his native land
and attempt to reestablish himself at
the head of a new government.
These Huertistas denied that Mexi
cans on the American side of the bor
der have been hired to take up" arms
with the former federalist. If Huerta
end his followers have organized an
army on American soil they have
Worked so craftily that even secret
service agents from the Washington
government have failed to detect the
violation of neutrality. No unusual
activity has been noted among the
large Mexican population here. Local,
state and federal authorities here
know nothing about Huerta's plans.
As a result, a distinct feeling has
grown up since Huerta wae reported
enroute to El Pt-so that he will not
stop here, or if he is indeed planning
to invade Mexico that he will collect
his forces on the Mexican Side at
some point remote from observation.
The border* patrol has not been
Increased. The troops at Port Bliss
have been -prepared for any emergen
cy since the Mexican situation be
came acute, following the Tamplco
incident. Reports of Huerta's com
ing gave rise to at rumor that the
border patrol here would be inceras
Headed For the Border.
EL PASO. Tex., June 26.—Gen-oral
Victoriano Huerta, the grim old dic
tator of Mexico, it is firmly, believed
h6re tonight, is heading to the bor
der with trouble in his heart.
Persistent reports that he and
other exiled Mexican leaders are pre
paring to start a revolution within
a revolution seemed crystallized fol
lowing rumors along the Rock Island
railway in northwestern Texas late
thiB afternoon that Instead or heading
westward, Huerta in reality is com
ing here as fast as an express train
can carry him.
Members of the dead federal power
have been congregating here of late.
They look confidently to Huerta to
lead them to fresh power in the
chattered, suffering republic to the
Huerta himself said at Kansas City
about midnight last night that he was
(bound to the Panama-Pacific exposi
tion. But strangely enough his tick
et was marked El Paao—hot bed of
Mexicanry. Mexicans and observers
jof Mexico's affairs see in his re
ported coming, naught but new trouble
lin tfie already blood-marked nation.
'And they are certain he is destined
for here.
This view was strengthened by the
.Villista agency charges at Washing
ton to the state department that
•iHuerta and a party of his followers
are coming to organize an attack on
Ljuuarez, and Ojinaga. using mer
cenaries picked up along the border.
Huerta Denies it all.
DALHART, Texas. Jurite 26.—Gen
eral Victoriano Huerta is not going lu
)to Mexico to start a revolution. He
said so tonight when seen by a ro-1
porter. Further than that statement,
however, he would not commit him
eelf. This is what he said:
"No. sir I am not going into Mexico I
to start a revolution. I am simply out
for a vacation.
"I do not care to discuss Mexican
znatters while on American soil."
The former president of the south
ern republic is traveling with his son
and secretary.
A newspaper woman, however, was
on the train with General Huerta and
it .is said that he talked freely with
her. She rode with him to Tucum
cari. N. M., from this place.
Private Poet Office.
[United'Press leased Wire Sc-rvlce]
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn., June 26
A profitable private poat-office oper
ated in Minneapolis for many years
ceased, operation!* nbrupljly (today
when the operator. Hiraim G. Caverly
•was arrested and arraigned before
Howard Abbott, federal court com
missioner. charged with the violation
of the penal code. Caverly who said
he did not know he was breaking any
law, was released on $500 bail.
Caverly is said to have begun the
operation of the business which in
cludes largely the distribution of
stamps, when he was a school boy.
fifteen years ago, delivering the so-
called mail after school hours on a
bicycle. As tlie business grew he is
said to have employed assistants and
made $50 a day, operating two days
a week.
Man Died In Insane Aoylum and Never
Mentioned How They
.. Got There,
Leased Wire Service.]
GRAND FORKS, N. D., June 26.—A
startling series of murders was
brought to light today ty workmen followed the victory at the Gal
who were excavating for a cellar un-"
der the old home of Eugene Butler,
southeast of Niagara. Six skeletons
were unearthed, each with the skull
crushed in, five of them full grown
and one that of a youth. The remains
of each victim had been buried through
a hoi® cut in the floor it was discov
ered tonight.
Butler, who had been a hermit since
coming to this state, in 1882, went in
sane in 1906 and was ,placed in the
hospital at Jamestown where he die I
in.1913. In-settling up the estate it
is reported that some $7,000 was
found In the house.
The police theory Is that the skele
tons are those of transients, hired bj
Butler to work and instead of payin0
them off at the end of the season, he
killed them. No one has been miss
ing in that neighborhood. It is be
lieved that the murders preying upon
the mind of the man, was the cause or
his Insanity.
Hearing Is Completed.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
AVASHINGTON, June 26.—The In
terstate commerce commission hearing
of arguments on the western rail
ways' request for higher freight rates
was concluded today by Clifford
Thome, chairman of the Iowa com
mission and counsel for other western
states. A decision by the commission
Is not expected for some weeks.
On Verge of Strike.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
NEW YORK, June 26.—New York
is near a strike of 60,000 garment
workers, it was admitted tonight by
labor leaders. They declared they
were on the "verge of a general
strike." What adds to the uneasiness
among the manufacturers is that the
industry's busiest season is almost
Clay Court Tennis.
[United Press Leased Wire Service 1
PITTSBURGH, Pa., June 26.—Pre
liminary play in the national clay
court tennis championship matches
was begun on the courts of the Pitts
burgh A. A. here this afternoon.
vurDRU. EB
While Europe feels the greatest
struggle in history the efficiency of
the Red Cross is being put to the
hardest test of its wonderful exist
ence. A larger army is now mar
shalled under its banner than under
the flag of any one nation. It moves
silently and steadily amidst the fierce
din of battle, it- -.rvelous effective
ness the result.of the businesslike
systematizing it has undergone with
the years.
Appreciating the endeavors of tne
Red Cross, the great nations, despite
the cataclysm in Europe, have in
stalled wonderful exhibits at San
Francisco and have incorporated in
these exhibits a tribute to the Red
Cross. The United States and Japan
much at-
in particular are devoting much at- peons, bases^oi nosp^a.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.j
NBfW YORK, June 26.
of Lemberg this week by Marshal Von
Mackensen marks the lowest level
which the military prowess of the Rus
sians has fallen. The
Ician capital by penetrating thirty
mileg further to
east and «oiith
east. This present terminus makes
the distance the Slavs have been
driven across Galicia in eight
180 miles. No other operation of war
in so extensive a seizure
*v~ "na of territory, except of course, the orig
inal Russian advance across Galicia
which, however, was the result of sep
arate actions and was not a continu-
ous assault. .. ,,.t
General Von Kluck's furthest point
south was Provine, 175 miles from
Liege, where the German drive
Paris began. The distance from Liege
to Aisne which includes all permanent
effect of the western teutonlc thrue
is 135 miles. Marshal Von Hindenbe^
forced the Russians to retire 1J«
miles to the Niemen river after tn°
battle of the Mazurian lakes and tna
two Hlndenburg offensives toward
Warsaw resulted in each case in a
drive of between 90 and 100_ miles.
These records are all broken by the
present victories in Galicia. It is Pr®
able that the offensive power of the
Slavs is now broken beyond repair,
unless assistance is forthcoming.
Help may arrive in two days. Rou
manian entrance into the war
It is probable the Germans will con
tinue their eastern offensive after
they succeed in clearing all Galicia ot
the enemy and will not try to break
the western defenses to gain
Calais and Dunkirk. The Russians are
in a weakened military condition
THE daily gate city
What the War Moves Mean
By J. W. T. Mason, Former Eur6pean Man
ager of the United Press. V*
qprvlce shape the future policy of
side of the allies would perhaps
cause a sufficient diversion to permit a
Slav recovery or a strong attack by
France and England along the western
front might compel the Germans to
weaken their eastern lines to an ex
tent favoring a new Russian offensive.
Of these two possibilities, Roumanias
assistance Is the more likely even
though the allies be compelled to pay
Roumanla's exorbitant price for the
use of her army.
if the Petrogmd government once be
comes convinced Constantinople can
not be taken by the
forces, Germany may succeed in ex
tracting a separate peace
Slavs. This possibility will doubtless
has been most gratifying to the thou
sands who daily throng the
tor-f-v- fpatMrn the.resnltithe hosaitais.themselves..wnicn,are
cent exhibit palaces of the Exposi
Japan has one of the most ex
haustive exhibits along these hnes,
showing iri detail how the wounded
are cared for on the battle field and
under fire. This exhibit is made
vividly realistic by perfect wax
models of the human ngure, the
surgeons and nurses being so true to
life that a close study of the figures
is necessary to discern from living
models. The Japanase exhibit, as
well as that of the American Red
Cross, is complete in every detail,
even to the field telephones used for
communicating with the chief sur
geons, bases of hospital supplies and
Htaff far more the temp-
general staff far
tatlon to enter upon another battle or
The German Galician success has
been very cleverly used by David
Lloyd George to strengthen his author
ity as British minister ot munitions.
succeeded in spreading some
uneasiness among his countrymen e
cause of Russia's collapse and has
been enabled thereby to cause a biU
to be introduced .in parliament tlu3
week giving the minister of munition
greatly enlarged control over the pro
duction of war supplies. Employers
and employes liave been Kiyen until
July 1, voluntarily to adjust their dif
ferences and adopt plans for-a max
imum output of munitions. Thereafter
Lloyd George will be able to apply
Btringent disciplinary measures tp an
recalcitrants. England's awakening
therefore will date from July 1, but
there must be continued pressure from
Lloyd Gteorge to prevent a relapse.
The French captured during the
week, an intricate series German
trenches five miles north of Arras,
known as-the labyrinth. Th© military
value of the operation is not in itself
large, but there is undoubtedly a
moral consequence of some import
ance. The labyrinth covered a square
mile of territory abutting from the
main German line. The French troops
had struggled nearly three weeks for
its possession and the failure of tne
Germans to withstand the perslstance
of the enemy's assaults is a legitimate
encouragement to France's fighting
spirit. A high tribute was, paid to this
same spirit in the house of commons
this week by Captain Guest, General
French's personal aide and a member
of parliament Captain Guest made
a special trip from the battle front to
urge [parliament to give more power
to the minister of munitions.
He referred to the great difficulties
of the allieB and asked where they
would have been but for the indo
scrible gallantry of the French troops
in the past si* weeks.
The Italian campaign oontinues to
®f disorganization. The
Austrians claim to have won an im
portant' victory along the Isonzo river
and to have checked all of Italy's ad
vances. No evidence to the contrary
is forthcoming from Rome
the, policy of silence and stringent leaders.
censorship which did so much harm in His tone was more mild.
far removed from the scene of action.
The exhibits show, in a remarkably
clear manner, the rises of the latest
surgical instruments as veil as the
various forms of Sterilization with
which each field outfit is equipped.
The dressing of wounds is brought to
the front by the use of lay figures,
explaining clearly the care
which the wounded are handled. The
most minute apparatus carried in the
"kits" of the Red Cross worker are
exhibited, showing their use, even
down to the patent magnet, used for
extracting particles of steel from the
eye and thus saving the sight which
otherwise might be lost.
Never in the history of world's ex
positions has such attention been
given this wonderful organization as
at the Panama-Pacific. IntexnatioBai,
panalnm.p,W ific
(Continued from page' 1.)
North sea when the explosion oocur
red, the dispatches said. Her shell
was blown to bits and she went to the
bottom immediately.
BERLIN, June 26. (Via Amsterdam.)
—Count Von Reventlow, whose attacks
upon the German chancellor for allefl
ed conciliatory handling of the Amer
... lean situation caused the temporary
The Ital-
suspension of the Tage Zeltundf today
Exposition and its exhibits are prov
ing an interesting study in connec
tion with the Mine Rescue Service
and the wonderfully effective emer
gency service maintained at the ex
position. The use of oxygen and
anaesthetics is demonstrated and the
Red Cross exhibits as a whole are
worthy at the great attention they
are attracting. Several other for
eign countries will lie equally as well
represented as Japan and the United
States within a few days and the
completion of all exhibits of this
character Will add another splendid
accomplishment to those already
achieved by the directors of the great
exposition in bringing to Its 80,000
displays_ everything representative of
the vock.ol the wmW—
—the chrome vanadium springs
the full real leather upholstery
is stuffed wil
The price of the car
complete, ft $7115 .4 4
f.o.b. Detroit
£3ngland early in the war. This meth
od is not unsatisfactory if the army
at the front is winning continuous vic
tories, but it may have dangerous re
sults when reports of reverses begin
to leak out. The pope emphasised the
greatest of these dangers this week
by declaring in an interview that an
Italian defeat might lead to a revolu
•SUNDAY, JUNK 27,1915
723-725 Main Street *4
Plenty to Bat In the Country,
ft' nits Efforts of England to
JSBIocksde the Na
Bread Is Popular and Every Cit
izen Is Given Just
8o Muoh Per
[By Carl W. Ackerman, United Press
Staff Correspondent!
BERLIN, May 22.—(By mall to
New York.)—Germany is not starv
ing Food is plentiful. Shop windows
are filled with meat, fruit, flsh, cake,
biscuits, bread and other varieties of
food Prices vary little from those
in New York and London. The only
food one has difficulty in finding' is
white'bread, but everyone "here Is so
accustomed to the "KK" or war
"potato bread" that whit© broad is a
forgotten luxury.
In the fashionable restaurants and
dairy lunches one can And as great a
variety of foods as in any American
city. At the first class hotels meals
are as reasonable as they are in the
loading American hotels.
Everybody, however, eats by bread
card and no one wastes food. In the
restaurants and hotels, diners order
only what they can eat. That is the
way the civil population of Germany
jtiad adopted itself to the war.
My bread card was issued the first
day of my arrival. It entitled me to
350 grams of bread for three meals.
That amount is equal to ten good
slices of a five cent loaf of bread in
Amertca and I have found that it Is
more than I care for any day,
cards prevent~aii
ft .*»!,•
fcA fr
from taking your bread away without,
the mlstresfe' consent
While- food is plentiful the Germd
government is doing everything
stble tp conserve the- supplies and tbe
people firmly Relieve that the UnltW
States should continue to send food
into this country.
BERLIN, May 22.—(By mall to*
New York.)—Every American who
comes to Berlin, according to Ambas
sador Gerard, whnts to see the kaiser.
few weeks .ago a New Jersey min
ister appeared at the embassy with,
letters of introduction to the ambas
"Well what can I do for your*
asked Gerard.
"W611," replied the divine, hesi
tantly, "nothing at present. 1 Just
wanted to come in and see you."
"Thank Jod," said Gerard. "You're'
the first Afnerican in two years who
hasn't asked to meet the kaiser."
BERLIN, May 22.—(By mall to
New York.)—Germany's "KK" bread
looks like brown bread and tastes
like wblte bread.
That's the way the German scien
tists have put tbe bread problem on
a scientific basis. "KK" bread gets
its name from "Kreige»kartoffel
brost," which, translated meafcs "war
potato bread." It is bread made of a
mixture of wheat and potato flour and
it is considered just as,nutritious as
whole wheat bread.
Barly in the war the U. S. depart*
ment of agriculture imported some
potato flour from Germany to expert'
ment with it. It is understood here
that the American scientists have
found the "KK" bread made of thirty
percent potato flour, and seventy per
cent wheat flour more healthful than1
ordinary white bread.
The President'* Vacstion.
WINDSOR, Vt., June
Wilson this afternoon renewed his ac
quaintance with the old drives through
the Connecticut river valley, motoring
fifty miles, accompanied by his fam
Only baby Sayre and the presi
dent's niece, Miss Helen Bones, re
mained at home. The executive was
recognised frequently at the various
villages and was cheered loudly.
The rfeaeon for a Navy.
Kansas City Star:
The of entrance to a quarrel, but being 'n-
dally bread cards are about four gear't that the opposed may beware of
inches square. Around the borders are thee.
the little square perforations which
can be broken off and exchanged for Who really believes that the United
25 grama of bread each. In the cen-! states woilld go gunning for troub'a
tar are instructions saying that the' jf jt had a capable navy and army?
card is not transferable, that it Is And who believes that it would put Its
good for only a certain day and that^u between lts legs and sit down In
It is a "daily statement of bread al- the face of attack or insult, even If It
lowance." did not have any kind of an army and
Permanent residents of Berlin re- navy?
eelve their bread cards every week! The sensible demand of the people
from the municipal authorities. Theee of the united States for an adequate
weekly cards are about nine Inches navy and an adequate military de
square. Thoy must be carried to the fense on land Is. first, to help us to
bakeries every time one' purchases, keep out of trouble, and. second, to
bread, or they must be taken to the enable us to get through the business
restaurants if one "dines out." quickly and honorably If we are
German housewives are enthusiastic drawn in.
over bread cards and the American'
women who maintain "pensions" here Burdensome.
say they wish Germany had always St. Louis Globe-Democrat^
had such cards. They declare
enormous waste ot lem of every belligerent is how to'
bread and they_ prevent the muld* take care of tta prisoners,
If an
the the reports are true, the chief prolK

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