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FienchMinistry Names Gen
eral to Command Capi
tal and Its Troops, '
Desperate Fighting, ". With
British and German Losses
Heavy, Are Reported.' '
T- ON DON. Ens, Aug. SS- It as Is J
I claimed, he Germans hare -the'
English and French north armies
surrounded on the Sambre and Meuse
rivers, the path, of the enemy is prac
tically clear to Paris, since there are
no longer any serievs fortified obsta
cles between tbe Germans and their
goal, according to tbe London Chron
icle From a message sent out St hours
ago b the British embassy, showing
fighting on tbe Mb between Cambral
and Lecateau, it Is apparent that tbe
French have been driven back past
their line of frontier fortresses to a
point 20 miles behind that Hue.
Under tbe circumstances it is net
considered surprising that the French
ministry has resigned and reconstruct
ed itself as a committee of public
Commander of Paris Appointed.
Meanwhile, as If a siege of Paris
-were now looming foremost in their
minds, tbe first step of the ministry
has been to appoint a general in su
preme command of Paris and its troops.
A. ices from correspondents -with tbe
allied armies today, however, were to
the effect that the French and English
are reoragnizing their lines to check:
the German advance.
Germans Break French Lines.
German troops, presumably cavalry,
broke through The French lines near
Arras, in the province of Pas Ie Calais,
according to a dispatch trom Bomogne.
The French moved up with rapidity, it
is declared, and have tbMJtuatiou well
in hand The allied Bpte. have re
arranged tbe front for defence.
The dispatch states that tbe allied
troops are being swiftly arranged to
del witb any farther, attempt to break
through the line between Dunkirk and
Premier Asqnlth announced In the
house of commons today that the Brit
ish troops in Wednesday's fighting
were exposed to the attack pt live Ger
man array corps. The losses on both
sides, he said, were great.
Exposed to Heavy Fire.
Premier Asqnlth said:
'We have beard from field marshal
Sir John French, oommanderlnchief of
the British expeditionary forces, that In
the fighting which took place Wednes
day, August -6. and which appears to
have been in the neighborhood orCam
brai and Lecateau. our troops were ex
posed to tbe atta'ck of five German
army corps, two divisions of cavalry
and a reserve corps of cavalry, and a
second cavalry division.
Our second corns in the fourth di
vision bore the brunt of the cavalry at- 4
tacic, wniie our first army corps was at
tacked on the right and inflicted a very
heavy loss to tbe enemy.
British Casualties Great.
"I regret to say that our casualties
were heavy, but the exact number is
cot jet known. The behavior of our
troops was in all respects admirable.
Gen. Joffre, the French commanderin
chief. In a message published this morn
ing, conveys his congratulations and
sincere thanks for tbe protection so ef
fectively given by our army to the
French flank."
The British marines, in force, are
now in control of Ostend, says a dis
patch from the last named place to
the Times. Tbey continued landing all
day Thursday and several quick firing
guns were brought ashore early today.
Eiacuatlon of amnr,
On Saturday a German shell exploded
In Marchovelette fort, at Namur. and
put tbe largest gun and one six-inch
gun out of action. Two hundred Bel
gian soldiers, while trying to escape,
were practically annihilated by Ger
man shrapnel and machine guns.
On Sunday ammunition ran short In
some of the forts and more was sent
for, but the town'fell at miday Sunday
before it arrived. The Belgian soldiers
made a splendid retirement, which was
covered bv the French troops.
Germans Advance to Marchlennes.
A dispatch to the Express from Lille
announces that the advance guard of
Germans is now at Pont-A-Marcq and
Marchlennes '
"This represents," says the Lille cor
respondent in his dispatch, "a slight
f.i-th"r .idvanee movement from Cyso
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London. Eng.. Aug: 18. Ten mil
lion Russian soldiers have been en
roled under tbe standard of emperor
Nicholas for the war against Germany
and Austria, according- to Russian gen
eral saff. officers who arrived here
to-day from St. Petersburg.
Thajt .said Russian .fleets are also
mobilizing and are beginning; to inovd
against tie army.
Seven Thousand English
Football Players May
Form Brigade and Fight
. i '
London. Bns Aug. 18. The Incor
poration at a Brigade of football players-
Info lord Kitchener's new army is
the latest proposal to be made inj?0vj
lead- Both the war office and the
Foothill association have received
with considerable enthusiasm.
The Football association has a mem-
bersbip of J trained athletes who.
it is suggested, might be better em
ployed in charging the Germans on the
battlefield than In charging each other
on the foottatl field. The oaahcil of
the association Is to heM a. meeting
on Monday to decide If these 7H0 men
shall be released from their present
engagements and the football fields
turned into drill grounds.
London, Eng.. Aug. 18. The St
Petersburg correspondent of the Post,
in describlnig the Russian operations
in east Prussia, tells of the difficulties
which nature has placed In the way of
the Russian advance, and says tbe Ger
mans had enormously multiplied these
difficulties by modern adaptation of
age old methods Lakelets and marshes
were sown with rifle pits and, wher
ever practicable, redoubts of timber
wore placed.
"Three corps of Germans are re
treating under cover of the fortress of
Koenlgsberg and one is in full flight
on Ostersde.
"The Russian armies, by forced
marches, have driven a wedge between
the German forces. So demoralizing
was the Russian commander's strategy
that the German forces abandoned
their entrenched position on the An
gerapp without a fight.
"The authorities of east Prnssla
have caught the panic feeling from
Germany's army it Is reported that
the commandant of Marlenberg has
ordered the inhabitants to evacuate the
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Do you know who belong? to the El Paso chamber of commerce
tbe honor roll of 1 Pa&oans who keep boosting the dty all the timet
Do you know how much building has been done this year; what the total
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Do you know how El Paso's half million dollar high school is going to
look when it is completed? Do you know how tbe grounds are going to be
laid out; that there is to be an' immense stadium on the grounds?
Do you know what the new Catholic chtfreh of St. Patritk is going to
look like when finished? Did you know that the work had started? Do you
know where it is going to be located?
Do you know how well equipped the Texas School of Mines will be for
its work when it opens its initial session at El Paso in September?
Do you know that the Elephant Butte dam is more than two-thirds com
pleted? Can you tell off hand bow many acres around EI Paso it will
If you don't know these things, you can find them all out in The Herald
tomorrow. The Annual Midsummer Advancement Edition of The Herald will
be one of the most complete editions ever issued in the Southwest. It will
be full of the things that you ought to know and that the world ought to
know about El Paso. There will be splendid pictures of the new Catholic
church, the new high, school and many things that von want to know about.
There will be pictures of the new buildings erected this year; pictures of the
beautiful yards that are making El Paso famous; the names of the mem
bers of the chamber of commerce; the names of all persons in El Paso who
pay taxes on more than ?10.000 worth of property it is a large list for a
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The articles are well written most of thera by exerts. For instance:
Dean Worrell, of the Srhool of Mines, writes the story of that school; project
-engineer tawson writes the story of the Elephant Butte project; county judge
Eykr writes the story of the county roads; alderman Walter Clay ton writes
the story on El -Paso's streets, and so on. And the photographs thev are
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CAJ D.00
. ...
SERIOUS reverse, to British arms
on the Freneh frontier is offi
cially announced in Berlin.
After nine days fighting the Ger
mans claim to have put the western
line of the allies to flight. The Ens-
PMaubeuge, France, and tbe France-Bel
gian forces driven back toward Mau
beuge. Belgian attacks from Nancy and Ant
werp were repulsed. It Is declared.
Field marshal Sr John French, com
manderlnchlef of tbe British expedi
tionary force, reports that his troops
were attacked by five German army
corps and cavalry Wednesday in the
neighborhood of Cambral and Lacateau
and that their casualties were heavy.
He does not state tbe outcome of the
battle . Cambral and Lacateau are
French towns about 10 miles southwest
of Maubeuge and the description of the
scene of the fhtisg report by field
n,Mlial T?reni-h snd 2nBMineM in the
house of. commons-by prasnte Aseutoa
today fits in with the battle line Indi
cated at Berlin.
An English correspondent at Lille,
France, says that the advance guard
oi. the Germans hs now at Pont-A-Marcq
and Marchlennes, i-rench towns just
of Lille In the department Du
A newspaper dispatch from Boulogne
reports that the Germans broke
through the French lines near Aerras
in the province of Pas De Calais, but
that the French have the situation well
in hand.
British marines are in force at Os
tend. A press dispatch from that town
sajs that the Germans are within SO
miles of the place.
King Charles of Rumania Is reported
seriously HL
A British destroyer has sunk an Aus
trian destroyer off Corfu, according to
a news dispatch from Brindisi. Italy.
German troops are reported as taking
the offensive in Belgian Congo.
The Russian military attache at Paris
Is credited with the statement that ad
ditional Russian armies are about to
invade western Prussia with the Inten
tion of marching on Berlin.
Russians Establish Own
Postal Service in Prussia 1
London. Eng, Aug. 28. The Russian
embassy has received telegrams con
firming the Russian occupation of
Tilsit, a town in East Prussia. 6 miles
northeast of Koenlgsberg. It is added
that the Russians captured the gar
rison. Tho Russians have established postal
service in East Prussia and Russian
stamps are used.
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will be available at The Herald
home edition
Partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow
t,- H. allver. SSV4 Grain lower
"". strong Mexican bank notes.
25 vm currency. 21 chtnoahna enr
"acy. M Garranxa currency. !-
' Pases, 3 Sect I. in.. Today.
Washington. D. C, Aug. 28. "The
French and English north armies on
the Sambre and Mouse rivers have been
surrounded by German troops on all
sides as a resalt of the latest fighting,"
says a wireless from Berlin today to the
German embassy. The message adds
that tbe French east army- has been
partly driven to tbe south. This has
prevented eomraunleatlen between tbe
French east and feorth armies, while
all tbe German amies are in contact
from Cambral tbxottgfc anner, Alsace.
The German cavalry has advanced to
"The appearance of a Zepe5ttr a t
Antwerp." the message continues, "has
caused a panic in London."
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" Ounucfl OvTi7fll OOVcS
Frenchman From Capture
Paris, France. AHg. IS. A dispatch to
the Havas agency, from Coulommiers,
France, says:
"Among the wounded who have
arrived here Is a German infantryman,
an Alsatian by birth, who came into the
French lines during the fight In Belgian
Luxemburg carrying on his back a
wounded sergeant, thus saving him
from falling Into the bands of the
enemy. The Alsatian himself was
wounded while rescuing the French
New York, Aug. 28. Thousands of
women, recruited from all classes and
representing many nations, ali clad
in somber black, or white with mourn
ing bands around their arms, will
inarch Saturday afternoon down Fifth
avenue in what is said to be the first
"peace parade" ever held In this
country to voice a protest against war.
In one section of the parade there
will be groups of women of tbe Indian.
Chinese, Danish. Armenian. Swedish,
NonregianHungarian. Austrian. Fin
nish. Italian. Dutch. Portugese. French.
English, Scotch and Polish races, and J
each one of tnese groups of women will
mear the national mourning costume.
Close beside them will be delegations
of women's clubs of towns on Long
Paris, France. Aug. 58. A dispatch
to the Havas agency says that Libre
ville, in Belgian Congo, has been at
tacked by German troops. Tbe Belgian
administration, in accord with Great
Britain, has taken defensive measures
and has Informed the French govern
ment of its action. Libreville has a
population of 1500, of which 130 are
London, Eng.. Aug. 28 A Central
News dispatch from Brindisi, Italy,
says that a British destroyer sank an
Austrian destroer off. Corfu after a
ten minute fight.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 28. France
Thursday expressed td the United
States her disapprornl of certain
phases of the administration's plan to
build up a merchant marine through
the purchase of foreign ships.
Jules Juaserand, the French ambas
sador, had a long talk with president
Wilson and indicated. It Is understood,
that the French government would
view with displeasure the purchase by
the United States of any Germaa
owned ships. The view point of France
is that vast sums of money would be
made available for Germany by tbe
sale of the ships now marooned in neu
tral ports.
An Anthony. N. M, man Is marooned
in the interior of Belgium and hie
friends are worrying for bis safety, as
It is feared that he will be in the fight
ing zone of the German and allied
forces. He is Charles Iflller, who owns
the flour mill at Anthony, and who was
formerly a county officer of Dona Ana
county "He has been spending the sum
mer m Europe and his last address was
Renoix. Belgium. It has been impossi
ble to send a cablegram to him on ac
count of the censorship and no letters
hne been received from him since the
war started.
"3 J--" BBH Kft V Bak M M 9
Statement of Former Farm
ers' Union President
Causes Heated Talks.
New Warehouse Measure Is
Proposed in Senate, With
Appropriation Feature.
Austin. Tex.. Aug. 28. During the 46
minutes that the senate was in session
today. 30 minutes of tbe time was con
sumed by senators Collins and Taylor
in replying to statements made about
them by Peter Radford, former presi
dent of the Farmers' union, and W D.
Lewis, present incumbent. Senator Col
lins said he had endorsed the various
blanks in the socalled Radford plat
form, until It came to the liquor nlank.
when he balked: that he knew more of
the needs of tbe farmers than both Rad
ford and Lewis.
Senator Taylor summed up his state
ment bv characterizing Radford and
Lewis as 'the greatest living enemies
of the farmers of Texas."
Another Warehouse BHL
Senator Astin today introduced In
vi senate bonded warehouse bill
which is the Jordan house bill with
few changes. The Astin bill provides
for Individual ownership of ware
houses, but under state control. it
appropriates J2S0.00O to pay for the
operation of the warehouses and there
is also a section which relieves the
state of any direct liability.
The senate judiciary committee No.
1 reported favorably on the Wiley co
operative cotton marketing department
bill and It will now be given considera
tion on tbe floor of the senate. The
senate adjourned until Monday after
noon. Ilon.e Hurries Warehouse Maiter
Definite action was taken by the
house this morning to get the bonded
warehouse bills before the house for
consideration, when representative
Rowell obtained tbe adoption of a mo
tion that the Joint committee be re
quired to make a report on next Mon-
uay morning at 10 oclocK.
The bouse adopted a resolution ask
ing the national government to collect
and disseminate information as to Eu
ropean demand for cotton.
After being In session for 30 minutes
the house adjourned until tomorrow
morning at 10 oclock. As soon as tbe
bouse adjourned, the joint committee
resumed its hearing on tbe bonded
warehouse bills pending before It
No Warehouse Bill Until Next Week.
According to present indications, it
will be next week before the legisla
ture is ready to consider the various
bonded warehouse bills that have been
Introduced, thus all hopes of passing
a satisfactory bill on this subject with
in ten days, has vanished. It will
now take possibly-two weeks or long
er. The joint committees of the house
will be occupied in hearing arguments
for and against these measures for
tbe remainder of this week and the
senate has just begun the considera
tion of the measure introduced by
senator Wiley.
.Members of .. the bquse are de
termined to get all tbe light possible
on the bonded -warehouse proposition.
One of tbe chief reasons why it will
not be likely for a- bill to be reported
before next week. Is because chair
man E. A Calvin, of the joint commit
ter in the house, has issued invita
tions to 30 cotton brokers, bankers
and others Interested in this question
to appear before the committee and
gave their views on the subject. In
the meantime, there is practically
nothing fr the legislature to do on
the floor. The senate is profiting by
this lack of something to-do by in
dulging in politics. ,
Colquitt Pacifies Opposition.
'Considerable opposition to the ad
ministration emergency bill hB been
swept away by the action of the gov
ernor in personally appearing before
tbe bouse joint committee when he
offered several amendments to the
original bill. The governor wipes out
entirely tbe 10-cent glnners' tax which
bad been one of the big- objections to
tbe measure Instead of imposing this
tax, be recomm-'nls that the commis
sioner of insurance and banking shall
fix reasonable charges for warehouse
service to be rendered by jthe state
It Is propose'! that the commissioner
shall collect V charges on cotton at
the time the staple Is tendered for
storage, or from the bank or other
person or corporation making ad
vances on the warehouse receipt Is
sved by him.
Suggest Leasing Warehouses.
The ofrnnr surested that the
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Queen Elizabeth of Belgium has
taken personal charge of the Red Cross
organization for Belgium. At Brussels
she had turned the royal palace into
a vast hospital and when the capital
was In danger of being captured by
the Germans she fled to Antwerp with
her three children, transferring into
that city all tbe equipment, supplies
and staff attached to the ambulance
and bispital service Queen Elizabeth
Is a Bavarian princess, her father is
tbe present king Ludwig, and her
brother, crown prince Ruprecht, Is one
of the commanders of the German army
invading Belgium.
Paris. France, Aug. 28. Col Osch
nlblni, Russian military attache here,
is quoted by the Journal as having re
marked, in an interview, that he'could
say without indiscretion that other
armies were about to invade western
Prussia. After crossing the Vistula, he
said, the Russians would march straight
to Berlin.
"Washington. D. C, Aug. 28. Count
Von Bernstorff. the German ambassa
dor, conferred with secretary of state
Bryan today on the censorship at Ger
man owned wireless stations. Secre
tary Bryan said afterwards that the
question still was unsettled.
Fighting on the Russian border, tbe
ambassador said, had been merely
clashes of outposts. The country is
open and unfortified, he explained and
the towns reported captured by Rus
sians are undefended and unimportant
points. No Russian dispatches, the
count declared, bad mentioned engage
ments with more than one of the Prus
sian army corps.
Before he enttered the dlploaaatte
ante room, he inquired of a nMijlT
if other diplomats were present TWt
messenger announced that the mtareter
from Santo Domingo was waiting.
"Well, we are not at war with him."
tbe ambassador remarked. "I can go
WaahiiKton, D C . Aug 28 France
has submituj to the United States and
nth,.' nAltfrnl cnv. rnm.nrg .. .,.,..
statement that after an engagement '
at Moncel. .i German offuei fired on I
three Red r..--s nurses,, killing two i
and wounding the third. 1
NE1 Hi
Ti 7Tt T3;1.1I T U.
in Repulse of the British,
French and Belgians.
German War Office Claims
to Have Driven Allies
Back j&to-Fianoe
BERLIN, GEEMASt, Aug. 37, By
wireless to the Associated Presa.
by way of SayvlUe, L. I, Aug. 28.
Germany's army or Invasion has
everywhere been victorious over the
British. French and Belgian allies, ac
cording to & statement issued by the
German war office today. The state
ment asserts that the allies are in full
retreat mto France.
Gen. Von Kluk defeated the English
army at Maubeuge, renewed the attadc
today and threatened te surround it
Gens. Von Bnelow and Von Hausen
completely defeated, the Franco-Belgian,
forces, about eigit os. between tha
Sambre and the Mease rivers below
Namur in a several days battle, and are
now pursuing them to the eastward of
Grand Duke Pursues Enemy.
The attack on Maubeuge was opened
b the grand duke Albrecht of War
temburg, who defeated and pursued the
enemy across the Semols and the Meuse.
The German crown prince is advanc
ing towards the Meuse and thee rown
prince of Bavaria repulsed an attack
from Nancy and the south.
Gen. Von Heeringea continues the
pursuit southward through the Vosges.
Four Belgian DlvUIona Repulsed.
Four Belgian divisions, attacking
Tuesday and Wednesday from Antwerp
have been repulsed, losing guns and
many prisoners. The Belgian population,
generaly pratcipated in tha flgcting.
necessitating severe repressive meas
ures. The corps of the last reserves have
been called out to guard communica
tions. Berlin la Joyona.
It is difficult to describe the fierce
exultation of all classes In Berlin ever
the news of the British reverses at
Maubeuge, as announced officially from.
army headquarters today.
The German resentment against Eng
land for having "Injected herself Into
this conflict" and for calling in Japan,
a yellow race, is so deep that news of
reverses to the British army on tbe con
tinent are received with more Joy and
satisfaction In Berlin than would tid
ings of the fall of Paris. It is reported
here today that a portion of the British
force Is at present shut up In Mau
beuge. Not Afraid of Russians.
The Berlin populace, inspired by tha
announcement of military headquarters
that tbe "Iron Ring" is making its way
around the French. British and Belgian
forces, from Cambral to the Vosges, ex
hibits little concern regarding the situ
ation on the eastern frontier of Ger
many, where the Russians are attack
ing. It has full confidence that tbe task
on tha west line will be speedily fin
ished and that the victories German
armies will then make sharp work of
clearing German soil of the Russians.
German War Sentiment Strongs
German sentiment Is storing for tha
war and has been trom tbe beginning.
The belief that the kaiser was respon
sible Is largely erroneous. Thi --sitre
German poplace. it dev elops, feared ISat
Frapce amd Germany were planning a
stroke at Germany and clamored Cor
war for days before the kaiser actuallv
declared hostilities.
The German populace is more pleased
with tbe conduct of its army as it gets
the news of the terrific fighting that
has been in progress between the Ger
mans and the allies. Such strong te
shrtance was not expected, particularly
from the Belgians, and tbe character of
the Belgian fortifications was under
estimated at first
Belgium's New Type Forts.
The early success of the Belgians In
afferlng resistance to the advance of
the Germans was unexpected, and seems
to be due to a strong national feeling,
patriotism and courage, combined with,
a scientific use of numerous field en
trenchments, as well as permanent
small forts invented by Gen. Brialmont,
The effective use of these defences was
a surprise to the Germans and an object
lesson to the French These forts con
tain small steel cupola turrets, armed
with heavy cannon and it was demons
trated at Liise and Namur in particu
lar that the can make an effective de
fence against the heaviest siege artil
lerv. So far not muih has been heard of
the results obtaint'd from the use of
eeroplnnes and dir..bles. It is. how
eer likel that the superloritv 'n
number of the-v. ip the French army
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