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El Paso Controls the Lowest Pass Over M 1 : SERVIANS WIN FIRST FIGHT Latest News By the Associated Press U. S, URGES MEXICAN PEACE . i Kaiser Is Now Expected to Eush Ahead "With Mob ilization of Forces. GENERAL OUTBREAK AT ONCE FEARED Nervous Tension Between Great Nations Has Almost Reached Breaking Point. LONDON, Eng, Jaly JO. An Ex change Telegraph company's dis patch from St Petersburg says that Sergius Ssasonotf, Tlussian foreign minister, replied to the German note, stating; that the mobilization of the E.nssian army coold not be stopped. As a result of this answer, Germany Is now expected to rush ahead with the mobilization of the kaiser's vast armies for war Formal declarations of war on the part of Russia, Germany and France are looked, for within the next few days. Mar Tension, Acute. Germany's demand and Russia's answer added one more danger point to the critical European situation, al ready sharply acute. The nervous ten sion In all countries of the eld world had almost reached its utmost limits when this fresh point cropped out. At the same time It was announced that orders had been sent to all the officers and all of the men of the gen eral reserves to hold themselves In readiness It had been pointedly hinted a few dars ago that a general war was al most certain when once It started. 6EBHMYCAL15 OH TO EXPLA Berlin, Germany. July JO A note dispatched by the German govern ment to St Petersburg this morning gives Russia 24 hours to explain her intentions with regard to mobilization. Grand duke Ernest of Hesse, brother of empress Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia, was sent by emperor William to St Petersburg today in a last en deavor to srrange peace. In diplomatic quarters here it was stated that the note to Russia asked three questions the object of the mobilization, whether it was directed against Austria-Hungary, and whether Russia was willing to order a stoppage of the mobilization. In the meantime all preparatory or ders for a mobilization of the German army were issued. All the officers were recalled and no leave Is to be granted. The railroad batteries have been given special orders. EEByjUIT RESEHVES ABE HELD READY Berlin, Germany, Jaly 30. Prelimi nary Instructions were sent today by the German warMepartment to all offi cers and soldiers of the reserve to hold themselves in readiness to join the colors. The officers of the regular army had already received instructions to. hold themselves in readiness for the mo bilization of their units. SCREAMING SHELLS EREETIPIOERS Nish, Servia. July 30 The invading Austrian troops adanced today some 20 miles to the southward of Belgrade and an artillery duel was in progress this morning near Kichnlcy and Semen dria. GERMAN RAILROAD MEN ARE ARMED F Germany, July 30 State rall- r ? c" -loes armed with carbines and -t i ijres were placed on dutv to- - - a. 1 the railroad bridges and cul- c-3Tnr -gout uermany END BLOODSHED NOW. U. S. PREACHER GETS $600.00 TELLS HOW HE LIVES Middlebury. Vt, July 39 Even the utmost scrimping does not suffice to make ends meet for many country preachers whose salaries are wholly inadequate, according to Rev. M. A. Cutler of East Jaftery. X. H. At weanesaay session or the Rural Life conference at Middlebury col lege, be told bow he had managed to raise a family on a very meager Income. Tor il years," said Mr. Cutler. "I have been pastor In a little coun try church with a salary of JWO or less, house rent to come out of that, leaving a salary of $509 with which to live and raise a family "Financially, the problem Is Im possible of solution after the usual way. Therefore I have worked among workers, as a citizen among other citizens, as farmer, carpenter and office holder, nearly doubling my income in this manner, educating my children, winning the resneet and confidence of others, really preach ing through practice and succeeding in the tasIC MITITANTS SEARCH PALACE FOR KING London. Eng, July JO. Mrs. Dacre Fox and another militant suffraget to day raided Buckingham palace in a further effort to present a petition to king George. Both were arrested be fore they got far within the precincts of the palace. A third woman, meantime, had chained herself to the railings around the grounds and was in the middle of a speech when she was arrested. Orders Five Tons of Barley by Mail; Gels $160 for Hauling It Phoenix, Ariz, July SO. Five tons of barley, en route from Mesa to Snow flake. Navajo county, by parcel post. passed through Phoenix. It was the largest single parcel post shipment ever made In Arizona. The Mesa Milling cdbipany was the consignor and EL R. DeWltt, of Snow flake, the consignee. The barley was packed in 56. pound sacks. When DeWltt ordered the barley the company found that the freight rate to Holbrook. the railroad station near est to Snowflake, was $1 a hundred. But Snowflake is 30 miles from Hol brook and the government would trans port the barley in Sfl-pound parcels, for si 08 a hundred. So the grain went by mail. Another peculiar feature of the situa tion, however. Is that DeWltt has the mall carrying contract between Hol brook and Snowflake. He is paid J 1-60 a hundred for hauling parcel post mat ter Therefore he will receive $160 for hauling his own barley home. Sunday Selling Does Not Pay in Phoenix; Saloonisls To Close Phoenix, Ariz July 20. Phoenix has lost her Sunday thirst This was demonstrated when the city commis sion licensed the three leading hotels to keep their bars open on Sundays for guests. The hotels tried it one Sunday and now announce that the demand was so small that their profits were not enough to pay the bartenders. Phoenix has bad Sunday closing seven or eight years. Edition of the Bible' To Be Printed in the Navajo Indian Language Holbrook, Ariz, July 30. An edition of the Bible in the Navajo Indian lan guage will shortly be published by the American Bible society, of New York. It was preiared by Rev. W. R. John ston, a Presbyterian missionary sta tioned at Indian Wells, Navajo county. STRIKE FIGURES IN DEMOCRATIC PARLEY Denver, Colo, July 30 Issues grow ing out of the Colorado coal miners strike were prominent when the Demo iratic state assembly met today to se lect candidates for the party's ballot at the statewide primaries of Septem ber 8 The contest centered about the indorsement of candidates for gover- nswer MALT M, IS DICTUM 10 REBELS Carbajal's Plea to IT. S, Re sults in Pressure Being Brought on Carranza. FURTHER FIGHTING INHUMANE, IS PLEA Formal Armistice or Infor mal Cessation of Hostil ities Is Urged. WASHINGTON, D. C July J. Efforts are being made today by the United States to In fluence Carranza to bring about an Im mediate armistice in Mexico. This ac tion followed an appe&i from provis ional president Carbajal stating that further fighting not only was "un necessary but Inhumane, in view of the certain success of the peace nego tiations." Secretary Bryan telegraphed John R. StUiman. personal representative of president Wilson with Carranza. urg ing a suspension of hostilities. The situation, from the viewpoint of Car bajal, was outlined in the following statement prepared by his personal representative here. Jose Catellot. after receiving a long message from Mexico City: "Provisional president Carbajal Is fully resolved to carry out negotiations on the general basis already agreed on. His delegates should arrive in Sal tillo Thursday and begin conferences immediately with Carranza. frees End of Flghtinc. "It is the unalterable purpose of Mr. Carbajal to turn over the govern ment in a peaceful and dignified way. Mr. Carbajal has urged me to make every effort to obtain an immeoiate armistice, and. if that is not possible. the suspension of all hostilities without loss of time, even though an armistice be not formally declared but merely established as an actual fact, since. In view of the certain success of the ne gotiations about to begin, any further bloodshed not only would be unneces sary but quite inhumane." Officials later said they believed Carranza would declare an armistice as soon as the Carbajal delegates arrived at Saltillo, as he already had Indicated his willingness to suspend hostilities. HIS ARMY SOUTH While Francisco Villa and his men are resting at Chihuahua and Tor reon. Carranza has started his troops southward. The advance guard of his forces is moving toward Mexico City. Advices receiTed here Thursday morning stated that Gen. Jesus Car ranza has left Guanajuato for the south. Gen. Pablo Gonzalez and Gen, Carrera Torres have left San Luis Po tosl for the south. More than 16,001 men are moving with the two dlvis ions. Federal colonels Pedro Quttana and Miguel Ruiz Ponce, captured at San Luis Potosi by the constitutionalists, have been sentenced to death, accord ing to Information receiTed here Thursday. Msal Lieut. CoL Frederlco Montes has been appointed governor of the state of Queretaro. He was an aid to presi dent Madero, and joined the Consti tutionalist army with 14 machine guns. 2000 rounds of ammunition and 20M men. AMERICANS MAY BE HELD IN EUROPE Paris. France, Julv 30 Many Amer ican tourists, apprehensive of being caught in Europe without considerable quantities of cash, haTe been holding checks on New York. On Tuesday they received 5 francs and 12 centimes for each dollar Today only 5 francs were offered them. A semipanlc has broken out among some of the American travelers, who see the possibility of being kept in Europe indefinitely, should a.8e?e1 war break out, as nearly half or the passenger steamers probable would cease running on trans-Atlantic lines. CARRANZA STARTS HOME EDITION EL PASO, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 20, 1914. t, , LEATHER FORECAST. i"artly cloudy tonight and tomorrow -..CJPJ'. IS Stocks. lower Grain", higher Uventock. .low Mexican ban notes. M villa currency. !I-CM-"uahus currency. 18 Carranxa cur rency, . la Psces, 2 Sections. Today. O ROTARY GIVES $100 TO THE BOOST FUND ONE hundred dollars towards the budget fnnd of the chamber of commerce were subscribed by the El Paso Rotary dab at the weekly luncheon at Hotel SheMon Tharsday. This is the first snbscription to come from any such organization in El Paso and is expected to be followed by subscriptions from other similar organizations and lodges. The subscription foHowed a talk by Robert Krakaser, president of the chamber of commerce, on the work being done by the committee. President Claiborne Adams, of the Rotary club, who is a member of the board of directors of the chamber of commerce, invited the Rotarians to -assist the soliciting committee Thursday afternoon, and a number of volunteers agreed to go. A. E. Rowlands, vie: president of the Rotary dub, read an artide en Rotanamsm at the Thursday luneheen. The luncheon was largely attended. CAILLAUX'S FIRST WIFE, WHO TRICKED LABORI PARIS, France, July 30. All Paris is discussing the sensation caused in the court of Assaizes, where Mce Joseph Caillaax, wife of the former premier, was being tried for the murder of editor Calmette, of Le Figaro, by Mme. Gneydan, first wife of Joseph Caillaux. Dabori, famous the world over as the man who defended Dreyfus and wen, was tncked by a woman and Paris will not soon forget it. He has in his pos session letters from Caillaux to his present wife when they were yet unmarried, which he does not want and which, when he attempted to give them back to Mme. Gneydan, who handed them to him at an earlier court session, were refused by her. "Yon played a trick yesterday," said Labori when Mme. Gueydan was called to the witness stand. "I return your letters. Three are uninteresting and only two might be relevant" Labori then attempted to hand the packet to the woman. The witness flashed, stepped back and refused to take the letters. rmaniieman CLUB AIDS BUDGET d URGES - THE DAY IX COGRBSS. Debate was resumed on the trade c Mouse commission bill. Debate was resumed the. ; bill to extend the time of pay- ; -meets for sUeiS-WgorertT---T mast irrigate tajMcs 'meots for setllersTS mat irrigate! saaxfaK THE perils and horrors of a vast general war menaced every great capital k Europe today, and Ac extreme gravity of the situation was every where recognized. Premier Asquith and Sir Edward Grey called on all parties m the British Isles to join efforts to avert the irameasureable calamity of hostilities to their countries. Germany's emperor conferred at length with the imperial chancellor and the mmisters of war and marine, aad later reserve officers re ceived orders to mobilize. RUSSIA GATHERS FORCES, Russia proceeded with her mobilization of a large number of troops. President Pocare and the French cabinet decided to meet daily. The French defensive forces took extensive precautionary EBeassres. Austrian invaders and Servian troops came into contact on Servian terri tory and hundreds of casualties were said to have resulted. -.- " FLEETS ARE ASSEMBLED. The whereabouts of the mam British fleet k unknown stace 5s departure Wednesday from Portland under sealed orders. The German batik squadrons are concentrated at' Kiel and Wi&eka shaven. The French fleet has taken steps to prepare for eventualities. JAPAN READY TO JOIN. Japan k said to have declared its readiness to join its ally. Great Britain. A German gunboat hurriedly quit Capetown today and went to sea. The German and British fleets in the far east have been concentrated at their chief stations. All foreign students were ordered to leave German schools. COLD IS HOARDED. Stock markets everywhere in Europe have virtually ceased operabens, and the leading banking institutions have taken measures to preserve' their stocks of gold. - SEMIS WIN ARTILLERY BftTTLE IN FIRST FIGHT WITH JIUSTW LONDON', ESO, July 10. While Austrian invaders' and Servian troops are fighting the opening stages of. their war on Servian terri tory today. European statesmen, and rulers were engaged in wna they re garded as the almost bopeiesa task of trying to arert a general clash of the millions composing the armies of the great European powers. Sir Edward Grey, -a central figure of the controversy, owing to his strong efforts to keep the powers of the triple alliance from flj ing at each oth er's threats, was not averse to giving any cheering news possible when he spoke about the crisis In the house of commons. Situation Not Improved. The British foreign secretary said: "I regret that I cannot say that the situation is less grave than it was Wednesday. The outstanding facts are much the same Austria-Hungary has begun war against Servia and Russia has ordered a partial mobilisation of her troops. This has not hitherto led to corresponding steps being taken by the other powers, so far as our infor mation goes. Still Seeks Peace. "We continue to pursue our great ob ject of preserving, the European peace and for this purpose we are keeping in close touch with the great powers. In thus keeping In touch we hai e. I am glad to say. had no differences so tar with the other powers, although it has not been possible for those powers to join in diplomatic acts as proposed on Morday last." War Forres AaemMe. French. German and Russian war forces are being aseirbled steadily Practically eer great power on the Furopean continent Is apparently be ing drawn into a. titanic struggle FAST Bloody Conflict Dreaded as Powers Hurriedly Assem ble Warlike Forces. EUROPE BECOMES J yy ARMED CAMP Huge Fleets Congregate on at. ., -n - - r ' ' tV "111626337 Even Japan. Is K - ' -f Willing to Fight. LONDON. Bbb. July M. Austrians attempting to cross the Danube, xo miles east of Belgrade were today repulsed by Servian troops and a big artillery battle was in progress during the day. according to a mes sage received by the Servian legation here. Another message received bx the Servian legation says tae Servian troops successfully resisted, the Aus trian advance at Losnltxa. to the west of Belgrade. All foreign pupils at the Wg Ger man schools were informed Wednes day that they must leave Germany immediately Offer Stubborn Resistance. A newspaper dispatch from Roma says sharp resistance is being offered to the Austrian advance from the northwest by small detachments of Servian troops left to impede their (Oonttoeed on Face 3. Oehunn X.) Wheal Is Soaring; Passes Dollar Mar Chicago 111. July SO. Amid some of the wildest scenes on record te the grain pit. May wheat today soared to war prices and by noon reached $1 M 1-3 cents a bushel for May delivery and II even for De cember option. Many Chicago houses quit busi ness during the day. and some went so far a to give their emploes an indefinite furlougn.