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The Associated EL PASO WELCOMES 'YOU ALL' Latest News By the Associated Press WE'RE ALL GLAD YOU'RE HERE Tn nr sin n li JvlyJ1 FEDERAL RESERVE THIS WFFK bomdjobi ii Opponents of Governor Will Be Heard, but That Is All They'll Get. NO STEAM ROLLER; TO BE SAT UPON Kid Glove, Instead of Mailed Fist, to Be Used, but Ef fect WiHBektheSame. . -ST XJrmnrrfngs. of Hlllsboro. w4H be tre temporary chairman of the convention and JUCnnntnghaja. of Abilene, will be permanent chairman. Walter Collins, chairman of the state executive committee, will call the convention to order Tuesday morn ing: and introduce temporary chair man Cummings. Charles Kirk, sec retary of the executive committee. Is a candidate for reelection to that position without opposition. The secretary of the convention has not yet ben selected. Paul Waples. of Fort 'Worth, is to succeed chairman Collins, of the executive commtlee. as the chairman is not a candidate for the place again. C 7. Green Hood, of Dallas, a Prohicitionlst who supported Ferguson, will nominate Ferguson before the convention. 1JY G. A. MARTIN. ALOVK feast. with Ferguson anti prohibitionists principally at the main table. This describes the Texas Democratic convention which opens in El Paso Tuesday morning. The hosts 1'ave gathered, caucused and counseled. The die Is cast. There may be a little scrapping there always is when good families of Democrats get together but the Fer guson leaders have seen to it that the convention will go -as Ferguson and his followers want it to go. They say there is to be no steam rollering;, the "oppo sition" is to have an opportunity to emit all the steam it wishes, and then the Ferguson men will carry what they wish by an overwhelming vote, and all will go home, a united Texas brother hood. That is a habit that Democrats have, and that is why Democrats have not been splitting up like. Republicans and Bull Moosers and other kinds of politicians lately. The Democrats are adepts at squelching, but they do it with kid gloves instead of mailed fists. They always see to it that they have ample power to do the squel'" ing and then they let the opposition talk all they want to. When a man talks him self hoarse, he is not half so apt to Jump out of the camp after he is sat upon as when he Is not permitted to have his say before the sitting process is put into operation. The Ferguson' men know this and they are going to let the antls or the opposition or what ever they want to call themselves, do Just what they want to do In the mat ter of talking and offering resolutions and then they are going to squeeze everything out of the resolutions that Is not desired and pass them as sqceezed. Ball Hen Are Wlae. Ball men. being Democrats and know ing the Democratic methods the Ball- t arcpbeii-Cone Johnson men worked I them at the Houston convention two i years ago. when they were in the ma jority have made no strenuous effort to rut up a big fight at El Paso. Many Ea'l counties are sending but a few of th .r scrapping delegates. Some are r-rt sending any. They have been ra" er free with their proxies, for those 1 rsorrats who want to attend the con vction jast to be there witness the ecr.dirg of one of these proxies to Zach. L-nar Cobb, of El Paso and when the 1 tsjP comes, it will be so overwhelm ing'? Ferguson that the Ball prohibi ts rists will only have a chance to get ip and say what they want to say and thea sit down. The Ferguson men will dJ the rest Only Ferguson men will te on guard at the state convention, ard whatever is done will have the stajp of "Jim" Ferguson all over it. Feriroson the Boss. The Ferguson men will control the next state committee, and for the next two years, at least, the anti-prohibl-t'onlsts of Texas will be In the saddle. "R ith Ferguson in the governor's chair, there will be no liquor legislation, for he can veto it If the legislature should be inclined to pass it. However, the Ferguson men claim that the legisla ture is going to be anti-prohibition. Just h.-w the legislature will stand tot ard all the Ferguson planks, par ticularly his tenantry plank, is uncer tain Only time will tell, but a gov- n i u43 n. iui oi power ana it is said by tt--" who know that he could hold (Contjiued oa rate S, Col. Ij. I AN AMERICAN GIRL "Washington. D. C, Aug. 10. The five members of the federal reserve board which will control the new federal banking system took the oath of of fice today and immediately began com pleting the steps preliminary to the actual opening of the new system to business. Charles S. Hamlin. F. A. Delano. W. P. G. Harding. Paul M. Warburg and Adolph C Miller received their com missions, signed by president Wilson, from secretary McAdoo in his office where the ceremony took place. Mr. Hamlin Is governor and Mr. De lano is vice governor. The first formal meeting will be held next Thursday. The taking of the office by the board was the last step in the preliminary stage of launching a complete new banking system for this country, the subject of consideration in congress for many years. Officials eect transition to be accomplished very smootb.1), and It Is possible that the 12 reserve banks, authorized by law, will be opened for business within a few .weeks. ! TJ. S. OFFICIALS SEAL WIRELESS APPARATUS New Tork, Aug. 10. United States customs officers were out in the reve nue cutter Calumet today and sealed up the wireless appratus of all ves sels in the harbor flying- the flags of the warring European powers. This action follows the censorship placed on wireless stations along the coast t) enforce the neutrality of the United States. From two sources today came a re port to New Tork that the North Ger man Lloyd liner Kronprinz Wilhelm' had been captured by the British cruiser Essex and taken to Bermuda as a prise. The liner Narragansett re ported having 1 eard a .Tireless mes sage to this effect and the manager of the Royal Mail Steamship Packett, whose ship was run to Bermuda, said he had heard similar messages. The Brazilian Steamship company announced today that its fleet of sev en vessels had been withdrawn from the coasting trade of South America. These ships near the urazuian flag. It was said that the government of Brazil, on the epresentation of rub ber, coffee and other business inter ests, had urged the company to dive . its ships plying between the United States and South America. They are nearly all under German or British flags. The report was given some credence here in view of the announcement by the Canadian government, made at Ot tawa Sunday night that tie Essex had advised the Bermuda station that she was bringing in a prize. The name of the captured vessel was not disclosed in the governments announcement. GERMANS GATHER ON RUSSIAN BOUNDARY St. Petersburg, Russia, Aug. 10. The regular troops of the German army, who hitherto had been scattered in small detachments along the frontier, are now concentrating near the Rus sian border in brigades, composed of two or three regiments each, all in readiness to take the field. The positions in the border villages have been occupied by units of cavalry and infantry of the German army re No serious encounters have occurred yet on the frontier, but frequent skir mishes between outposts are reported, while German military aeroplanes fly daily in the direction of Kovno. capital of the Russian province of the same name, which has an outlet on the Baltic- CANNON RUSHED TO QUEBEC; PORT CLOSED Quebec Canada, Aug. 10. The port of Quebec Is now closed -under orders from the federal authorities. No ship win do auowea to leave. It was learned today that the mili tary authorities are rushing big guns to Quebec with all possible speed. GEIOIAN SOLDIER Irene O.V HIS WAY HOME TO FIGHT. Hurrying home to fight with his countrymen, Max D. Flegel passed through El Paso Sunday en route from Tokio. Japan, to Berlin. His face was deeply scarred by sword marks of a student duel and he was the typical German army man with his close cropped hair, heavy, muscular build and his broken English vocabulary. He is a graduate of Charlottenburg univer sity and served In the cavalry. He was on his way to Panama, where he in tended to work as a mechanical engi neer, when war was declare 1. coRrtEcnox. In Saturday's convention issue there appeared the sketches of two EI Paso citizens, ex-county chairman Tom Lea. and county tax collector Will L Watson, both of which sketches were marked Advertisement- They should not nave betn so mnrknH ,i... ,. ..., written by the iiemi . r of Thf Hf raid ! Ltiu. as i trotter for t'le Lnvcnti n hjit j Press Supplies All the Herald's War News suspicions of guards AROUSED MISS .reaDOay, .Believed a Member of Noted Boston Family, Caught at Forts. AUSTRIAN LAND AND SEA FORCES MOVING French Forces Skirmish with Germans Along Entire Line of Fighting. P; ARIS, France. Aug. 10. Miss Edith Peabody, believed to be a mem ber of the well known family ot that name In Boston, Mass, has been placed under arrest on a charge of spying. The charge was based on the fact that she mas alleged to have been seen strolling about French fortifica tions. As she bore no documents to estab lish her identity. Miss Peabody was kept In lail a short tlmA im1 th.n . released upon promise to go immedi ately to the commisary of police and obtain a permit to remain in the city. A number of Americans have been placed under arrest on the same charge. Can't Publish Casualties. In order to prevent the German army staff obtaining an inkling? of the move. ments of the French troops, the French I government has forbidden the publics- I tion of casualties. I Austrian Move to Alsace. I A dispatch from Rome says that eight ! Austrian regiments are reported to 1 have crossed Lake Cnsuni n mnta . lor Alsace- Au Austrian fleet ot 12 battle ships and 16 torpedo boats Is said to be go ing at full steam toward the straits ot Otranto The probable purpose of the fleet is to give succor to the German cruisers. Goeben and Breslau. which naTe ueen reported In that vicinity. Paris, France, Aug 10. Fighting is taking place along the entire front of the French army, according to a statement Issued by the war depart- ji. tissues wiin me uermans re sulted In heavy losses on both sides. The official communication advises that the German troops are receiving reinforcements and that the French also are being strengthened. French Seize Mountain Passes. A battle was fought Saturday eve ning on the ridges of Vosges mountain. Aeroplanes took part The French troops, alter a desperate encounter, obtained possession of the mountain Passes of Bonhomme and Salnte Marie. Then on Sunday morning when the fighting was resumed, they took a po sition dominating Sainte Marie-Aux- iimes. French Losses Serious. The French losses in the taking of Salnte Marie are not specifically given in the official report, which confines itself to declaring they were serious. Valley Is Inundated. The wounded French and German soldiers were taken to the French fort ress of Eplnol for treatment. A French aeroplane which ascended during the engagement was repeatedly fired at. the officer who was acting as observer of the Germans movements receiving a bullet in the hip. The pilot of the machine, however. Drought him safely to the ground and he was able to return to Belfort, whither the aero plane also was sent for repairs. The German troops inundated the valley of the Seille. hoping by this means to stop the advance of the French, but the quantity of water was not sufficient and the French troops were able to continue their march. The French today were in force on the outskirts of the forest of Hardl in front of Neu Breisach, which appears to be occupied in force. French Losses Not Over 100. It is officially announced that the French losses In the fighting at Alt kirch do not exceed 100 killed and wounded. Bombard Austrian Forts. The Rome correspondent of the Ex change Telegraph company says that. accoraing to dispatches from Vienna i.f.,?itec"t?,;.ha-Ve lJS!n?j5,t .r! i Austrian fortifications of San Tend and Cattaro without, however. Infin t Ing serious damage Report AntI German Agitation. A special to the Figaro from Brus sels sas that two stianners who ar rneJ from Berlin, whiih it tht ii i.l 'Ley L t ir with . Tie i n um. 1 i i . I X vl lit-. net HOME EDITION EL PASb, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 10, 1914. WEATIIErt FORECAST. Unsettled Tonight and Tomorrow. Grain higher Livestock. Btrong Mexican, banknotes. It Villa currency. Chlhnahua currency. :; Carranza cnrrencr. I. 12 Pages. 3 Sections. Today. THE WAR AT A GLANCE OFFICIAL reports from France gie do definite details of the strength of the French in Alsace near the Swiss frontier, where Gen. Joffre is be lieved to be in command. Austrian troops have been hurried there to the aid of the Germans, and an important battle is believed to be imminent. Indications are that another forward movement of the main French force is in preparation near Metz, as official reports from Paris say the German troops have inundated the Seille valley between Metz and Nancy to hinder the French advance, but the quantity of water is understood to be insufficient to prevent the French forward movement A.CI f. ,1 O l ... , .1. ..!. D..T.. 1... ...I.?..!. a1 T.l. assume the German army is trying to get on the frontier, indications were today made on France by way of Luxemburg. A German reconnoitering patrol has penetrated 46 miles into French territory. The London Daily Telegraph's Brussels correspondent says that Germany is mobilizing 1,000,000 of the Landsturm. or final reserve. Nisnerotn skrrraijhes are recorded aloeg the'France-Germas front, none however, very serious. The French troops are reported in Para to have seized a German aeroplane factory at Muelhausen. German troops occupy the town of Liege, but not the surrounding forts, which were still holding out today, according to Belgian reports. A lull in the fighting was announced from Brussels, which city expects that the next clash wili occur when the allied forces have completed plans to take the offensive against the German troops. Brussels reports the German cavalry racing before the French advance. The German cruisers Goeben and Breslau have evaded their British and French pursuers and h&e arrived in the Adriatic. An Austrian fleet was re ported proceeding from Pola to succor them. Paris reports that Austrian troops have fallen back before the Servians on the Bosnian frontier. Montenegrin artillery bombarded the Austrian fortifications at the port of Cattaro Sunday. Austrian cruiser bombarded Antivari, Montenegro. A small group of German soldiers who sought refuge on Dutch territory are to be detained at Alkmaar, Holland, until the end of the war. Ships reaching New York today report hearing wireless messages that the North German Lloyd steamer Kron Prinz Wilhelm had been captured by the Britsh cruiser Essex in the north Atlantic the emperor in the German capital. J They said that in the Avenue of Tll leuls they heard cries of "Down with the emperor" and "down with the crown prince." The Belgian government has printed and distributed among its soldiers de scription of the designs of all uniforms worn by French and and English troops. Ms't of Suicides Increased. In the capture of Muelhausen the French Seized a great aeroplane fac tory operated by a noted German manu facturer It is announced that the list of Ger man suicides in France has been in creased by the death of several women who became despondent because they were under the necessity of leaving their country. Srrilanx Reach Vtscsrad. According to advices received here, the Servian advance posts have arrived before Visegrad, to which place the Austrian troops fell back when they retired from the Servian frontier after losing two officers and 20 men killed. Too -Many vine Invitations. One of the American naval officers who Is acting as a naval attache with the French navy, was in a German gar rison when the Drench mobiUxatlon began. His American uniform which. up to that time, had passed almost un noticed by the people, at once aroused suspicion. "Are you English or Russian?" they asked. This query was put to the officer many times and his response that he was an American was always followed by an invitation to have a bottle of wine. At last. In self defence, the American officer went to the com mandant and asked to be allowed to change his uniform for civilian clothes. His request was granted. Arab renctrnte VNaec. Turco regiments are reported to have penetrated Alsace today. They are Arabs recruited in Algeria, where they are almost constanly on active service In the southern provinces against the roving tribes of Arab horsemen who continually harrass the French troops. Half their officers are Frenchmen and the other half rise from the ranks of the natives. They are remarkable sharpshooters and showed great brav ery in tne tribesmen as well as in the Franco-Prussian wars. CAXAD V TO SEXIJ 21,900 MII.DIKItS TO !M;r.vn. Welland. Ont Aug 10 Th- ,lih regiment of Niagara Falls 'he i-uh of St. Catharines and the Sei'on I lr - goons of Hamilton called our to cuanl I tn- .i Uml ri.rnl hae been or.lare 1 .the 'nadnn n-obilUatirn -amt at I 1 C.irtier tips, ilnebec The firbt contingent. It was reported here, will sail for England or France within 10 days and will comprise ?1 000 men It is the opinion of officers here that about 40 tmA mtn mil assemble at , '1 ' artier thw not sail int.' ihis ! ' i h fi r n., tie nuUeua of a it un -l''",.Ut J HELD AS SPY I! to the rear of the great French fortresses that a strong German advance is to be B" RUSSELS, Belgium, Aug. 10. The German invading army, finding opposition at Liege unexpectedaly serious. Is now proceeding Into France I chietly through Esch. a town of the ' grand duchy of Luxemburg. 10 miles , southwest of Luxemburg, where they have cut down trees and dug trenches. The invaders have raxed the village of Merle. Wooden platforms 400 i-aras long for the unloading of horses and guns have been constructed. German Retreat mocked. A telegram from Charleroi. Belgium, says a force of French troops arrived "In time to participate in a final sue- cess of Gen. Leman s division over the German troops. The report adds: "The French succeeded in reaching the town of Liege and working be hind the Germans, cut off their retreat. "The Germans are reported to have lost 8000 killed and woundd. while 170 of them were captured. 1 give the figures under reserve." Germans Ilentcn Daclc. The Belgian general staff coday says the situation in regard to the Germans has modified but little since Saturday. However, the German forces are said vance of the French troops, a coasid- ' erable effective force of which has got i into contact with the German advance i guard It is reported that the entire territory to tne south of Meuse has been cleared of Germans. Russia Congratulates Urlfilum. The emperor of lusaia has tele graphed king Albert expressing admir ation of the Belgian army and the best wishes for Belgium in Its contest for independence. After the German troops reached Warsage in the province of Liege, ac cording to people who saw their ar naL they assembled all the inhabi tants and chose H from among them Of these eignt are said to have been shot and two hanged The mavnr him- ated bv German officers. ho had been seir was arrestee nut afterward lber in puesis tne a.i before other in- st.imes or diitgeo nujjfcti D uerman soldiers are related in the Belgian gov ernmental press. Germans Hrtrcatlna;. Reports reached here toilav f i om m im. directions of the retreit .t the ii. i -r in i . ill 1 fire 1 irte I- ,,t0 ((. ontinued on I'asc 11, Column 3. iMKOFGEfllMR ARMY IS URGED sition L BRIEF i SIMPLE After Prayers by Clergymen, Body Is Taken Aboard Train For Rome, Ga. Washington. D. C, Aug. 10. Funeral services for Mrs. Woodrow Wilson were held at the east room of the white house at 2 oclock this afternoon, after which her body was taken on a special tram to Rome, Ga for burial beside the graves of her father and mother. Prayers were said, and a simple, brief funeral service was conducted in the anrmeuee of a small company, ta which the committees of congress and mem bers of the cabinet were W UBry ones admitted beside the family. Mrs, Wil son's body lay ta the room In which she Bled, on the second floor of the executive maaeton until an hoar be fore the service; and then it was takes down to the east room where flowers from many people in all walks of life were banked almost to the high ceiling. A quiet crowd gathered outside the white house gates. Scriptural Reading, No Music The Rev. J. H. Taylor, whose church the president has attended, opened the services with scriptural reading. There was no music. There were no honorary pall bearers. A group of white house attendants who have been on duty for many years, was honored by being chosen to carry the casket. Both houses were in recess until Tuesday and orders have been issued that all government departments be closed at 11 oclock Tuesday. All of the flags In the city oa public buildings and private homes and stores were at half mast. Those in the party en route to Geor gia include the president. Miss Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Sayre, sercetary and Mrs. McAdoo. Prof. Ax son, J. R. Wilson, George Howe, Dr. Cary T. Grayson and secretary Tumulty. The south has planned to pay tribute to Mrs. Wilson's life as the special train passed toward Rome. Mayor Favors Suffrage, Though Voles of Women Ousted Him From Office Seattle. Wash, Aug. In Suffragists applauded loudly today when mayor Hiram a GilL In testifying before the federal industrial relations commission, made his initial declaration in favor of women suffrage. The votes of women, the mayor had teatifled a few minutes previously, did much toward his recall three years ago. He also added that at one time he was opposed to suffrage. "Are you favorable to it now!" com missioner OConnell asked. " V responded the mayor, smiling. The mayor then declared he believed the votes of women had resulted in cleansing politics here. BANE PRESIDENT, ILL, ENDS LIFE Ocean City. N J, Aug. 10. Lewis M. Cresse. president of the First National - " i uiu city, presiaent or the Pleasant Mills Paper company, and formerly state senator from Cape May. committed suicide today by shooting. He was in poor health THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS HELD IN SWITZERLAND Geneva, Switzerland. Aug. Hl Amer ican and British consular officers estl 5112. th.at .,about sow Americans and 10.000 English were held up in Swit zerland owing to the war. The Swiss government for the past few days has prevented automobiles leaving the country as It intends to use them, if necessar) . for military pur poses. A number of American cars are among those held The Swiss banks have begun to dis count American checks but charge 20 net-cent. The An..... i .-, agencies here also have begun again to take travelers' checks. SAYS AMBRICV Ml ST HU'E SHIPS FOR FORBIG.V TRADB New York, Ausr. 10 -James A. Far rell. president of the United States Steel corporation, and chairman of the National Foreign Trade council, or ganised to consul, r commercial prob lems arliin- from the war. said before calling a mteting of the mnnl ti order toda th it until th- I niteal states inula get men pint m, ,,. her indus tries would in t be ibl. to take ad vantage of tht mireabtd foreiau de mand for mencan products The council was pr, -ared 'to receie a report from a special committee to ittend the i inferime .f sh i ,i n and banking nit. - u i all ! b v, renry Mi vl j to n.ii in ,-i mi,i.a Fri- FUIEBI HflE FOR IS n Belgian Forces Are to Fall Back to Namur, "Where Allies Are Entrenched. NAMTJR IS STRONGLY FORTIFIED, REPORT German Offensive Move ment North of Liege Is Said to Be Increasing. -- ONDON. Ene- Aue. 10 Only two I of the forts at Liege remain stand i bag before the German invaslo i. i according to reports received here 1" I Is understood these two will be aban doned and that the Belgian army wul ' retreat in good order to Namur and. loin 100.000 French and English troops. Namur is strongly fortified. Information from the front confirms the reports that the German troops have ceased their advance by the valley of j the Ourthe. They are said to have re i tired and to be throwing up defensive i works The German offensive movement to the north of Liege is developing. aval Battle Anticipated. The North sea, was again closed to the fishing fleet today. The harbor master at Scarborough received a mes sage from the admiralty instructing him to tell the masters of fishing ves sels not to go out until further notice This was believed to presage a battle of opposing fleets. Leaves War Decision t Austria. The Austro-Hungarian ambasaJo was still In London today and the British government seems disposed to leave the Initiative to Austria-Huncari. In the question as to whether war is to be declared between the two countries. The delay of the French government I In asking Austria-Hungary to declare her Intentions is understood in London to have been due to the fact that 'he French government fleet In the Med iterranean was engaged in convoyiig Algerian troops to France Franv, therefore, was not ready to cope wirh the situation in case the replv of Austria-Hungary proved unsatisfactory but on the completion of the transpor tation of French troops the note of Inquiry was addressed to the ustro Hungarian ambassador in Paris. O'Connor ttaeks Censorship. T P. O'Connor, the Irish Nationalist leader, today tn the house of commons again opened fire on the press restric tions established by the British gov ernment. He said that thousands of dollars spent by American newspapers had Men wasted In consequence of the censorship Germans Can't Receive Supplies. Messages received here today at of ficial quarters at the Belgian general staff state that the occupation of the town of Liege b German troops has not had the slightest Influence on the ' strategic situation It is declared that I so long as the ring of forts around i T i.vA kAta 4sn.Ae Ms I h.-tl f th suns command thr? of the prin cipal roads by which the German amv can advance. This, it is pointed out. makes It impossible for the German-. under the present cireonntance to receiTe supplies or ammunition. Enn line of railroad between Lies:e aM the German frontier is allejred to tne been destroyed and the Belgian tro -s art said to have blown up evrr bridge, tunnel and culvert. The Be Slan staff declares that it has re ceived reports that the Germans, ex pecting? to take Liege in a few h mi -broujrtrt with them only suffi i t food for a few da vs. and little am munition, their plan being to run Llesre and make it their base of pro visions. 120,860 German Ra traced. As far as can be lea-nd bv the Bel gian freneral staff, some 120 000 Ger man troops were encrajred at Liece, The are said to hae been so e-tk-ened as to be unable effectively to attack the forts On the other nanl, ft 1" anrued that it Is not possible for ine forts to concentrate their fira on the town of Ueire Itself The next deelopment in the situa tion is expected to be the arm al o the Belcrian mam arr reported t be adr-incire rapidl from Louvain In th northwest to atta k the Germars oceupjinr the tmn o" T iejjr Prior Jnian Red neat. Tbe pri'ic of t . - "eft Bucking ham pilat th -. ii r to join the Ntttilion r th '-- ii r vuards t which he h bn H-wicn 1 He f s t" be stationed at the M a-le bar racks, Brentwood Enffenlr G.re $1000. Kx-empres; F irenie of F i"e 3"1 -prt t q '! ri ri.r i'. t-t-'i. a - h- i- ti 'i .f J1 j f r I. 1 Or;ss work.