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T3ar silver (Handy & Harmon quota tl n-) 4K" Grains, tower Livestock inwer Mexican bank notes.- SO Villa fiirrenry, 17 Chihuahua currency, 18 r"!rranza currency. 1. HOME EDITION -t WEATHER. FORECAST. Cloudy tonight and tomorrow. EL PASO, TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 23. 1914. LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. DELIVERED ANYWHERE 60 CENTS A MONTH TEN PAGES TODAY CARRANZA TROOPS OCCUPY VERACRUZ Great w - j Germans Bclieoe Victory Would Allow Transfer of Troops to West. ALLIES MIGHT THEN BE QUICKLY BEATEN Kaiser's Troops in the West Mae Two More Efforts To Break Through. LONDON. KNG Nov. 23. The great battle now being waged by Ger man and Russian armies in Rus sian Poland may deede not only this campaign, but the coarse of the entire war This is the opinion in Berlin, and ' in many quarters elsewhere. If the kaiser can win in Poland, the blow ad ministered to Russia may be severe enough to allow Germany to transfer cry large detachments to the western theater and thus overpower opposition in France and Belgium, is the German view Although it is reported that Russian troops in east Prussia have captured the city of Gumblnnen. the main bat tle centers between the Vistula and "Warthe rivers In Russian Poland. The Germans are crowding the attack with all possible igor. according to official reports from Petrograd, but the 'Rus sians have thus far been able to hold their ground. Reports Torn the actual battle field are very meager. In the western theater, two deter mined -effTtg,nre. being-made at Ypres, Belgium and in, the, region of the Ar gonne forest ih. France, to break through the allied line Ypres "Buildings Darned. The official Freneh bulletin given out in Paris tbls afternoon says that Sunday Ypres was subjected to a vio lent artillery fire and that many of its important buildings were consumed by the flames. The rest of the communication fol lows: "The cathedral. th markets and a number of houses at Ypres were set on fire. There was heavy fighting at Sols sons and Reims. "In the Argonne the day was charac terized by ery hot fighting. The enemy delivered very spirited attacks, which were renulsed. "In the Woevre and in the -Vosages, the situation is without cbabge.' Nnvnl Guns Ineffective Berlin, Germany, Mov. 23. (By Wire less to London. ) The official commu nication Issued by the German army headquarters today says: "Fighting continues at Meuport and at Ypres. a small British squadppn twice approached the coast but was driven off by our artillery. The British naval guns had no effect. Gaining: In the Argonne. "In the forest of the Argonne we are gaining ground step by step, one trench after another, and one point of support after another being wrested from the French and a number of pris oners being taken daily. 'A violent reconnoitering expedition against our position on the east of the Moselle river was made Ineffective by our counter attack. "In east Prussia the situation re mains unchanged. l 'In Poland the appearance of Rus sian reinforcements Is postponing a decision of the tattle. "In the region east of Czenstochowa and to the northeast of Cracow the Aus-tro-German offensive was maintained." May Settle Russian" Campaign. Confidence is very groat and gen eral in Berlin military circles today, that the result of the battles now wag ing in Russian Poland will prove de cisive victory for the Germans and Austrians ana will settle the fate of the Russian Campaign. An official report from Vienna added to this feeling, with the 'declaration that the Teuton allies were continuing their attacks successfully. One state ment in the Viennese report, to the effect that heavy battles were In progress to the west of Dunajes in Gali tia, shows the tremendous extent of territory involved in the struggle. Bat tles also ore waging in the Carpathian mountains. TURKS FIGHT THEIR MAY TOWARD RUSSIAN SEAPORT Berlin. Germany, Nov. 23. (By wire less.) Official reports given out in Constantinople and reaching Berlin to day tell of the continued successful Turkish advance upon Batum, the Rus sian port on the Black sea. All the territory between the Turko-Rueslan border and the river Chursk is in Turkish hands, while a Turkish force in the southern part of this territory has taken Artwini The Turks declare that the English losses at ShatttEl-Arah amounted to 759 dead and several thousand wounded. The rei ort is reiterated that the Turkish have reached the Sues canal at Kl Kantara. after defeating the Eng lish in a sanguinary engagement at a point 30- kilometers (about 18 miles) to the eastward of thW canal. The Eng lish fled, leaving many dead. SKRVIA INCREASES IIBR RESISTANCE: FOE ADVANCES Berlin. Germany, Nov. 23. (By wire less.) According to official informa tion reaching Berlin today the Austria Hungarians are again meeting resis tance in Servia. but strong detachments of Austrian forces have crossed the river Kolubara. Floods and soft ground on the levels, together with snow In the mountains, have greatly hindered operations VILLA Tke War At a Glance AT two points the battle line extending ncroas France and Belgium the Germans were making determined efforts today to break through, and nt the snme time a critical struggle wns under way In Russian Poland. Today' French statement says that at Yprrn, Belgium, the point selected for the new German at tacks to force n way through to the English chnnnel, the artillery fire Sunday was violent and that mnny buildings, were set on fire. In the region of the Argonne for est, well on toward the eastern end of the line, where the Ger mans nre centering another severe nttnek, the f Cghtlng Snndny was de scribed as f ery hot. nnd It Is said thnt the German onslaughts were repulsed. Reims aad Solnspns nlso were under bombardment, with what effect was not disclosed. The German official statement speaks of severe fighting at Ypres, nnd also says thnt n British squad ron'ii attempt to Iiombard A'leuport was repulsed twice. In the Arxonne region, it Is said, the Germans nre gaining ground slowly. CONFLICT IN Tnc EAST The struggle between the Rus sians and Auxtro-Germnn forces In the east still I rated as of greatest immediate Importance, because of the Influence the outcome Is ex pected to exert upon the whole fu ture course of the war. From this qunrter came no definite news to day. Berlin wan confident of an enrly decisive victory, hut the war office there acknowledged todny that the nrrlvnl of Russian rein forcements had postponed the de cision. BERLIN CONSIDERS BATTLE VITAL In Berlin It Is said the outcome of the main battle with the Rus sians may decide not only thnt phase -of the many sided war, but the wbole European struggle. A decisive triumph In the enst. It Is pointed out, would free part of the German nrmy encaged there to as sist the forces which are facing the. DrltlMi, French and Relglnn in the west. Unofficial reports from Petrograd state that the Russians nre con tinuing their advance in cast Prus sia and have captured Gumblnen, a fortified city. According- to all ac .coiint the main battle, between the Vistula and IVorthe rivers, Is, still In progress and nlthongh the Germans are pressing forward steadily, the Ruvnlnn army Is still offerlug determined resistance. TURKS RECH SUEZ CANAL From the other fields of bnttlc reports were meager. The Turks were said to have reached the Sues canal, after haiiug defeated British xorees. BRITISH STEAMER SUNK The British stenmer La Corrlnta, missing for several weeks after she sailed from Buenos Ayres foi Liverpool, Is now snld to have been nank by the German converted cruiser Kron Prim WHhelm, her crew having been taken off by a German stenmer to Montevideo. The French bnrk Union, It Is said, nlso was sunk by the Kron r,in. AVt!li..ln I New York; Nov. 23. A four masted schooner laden with lumber went ashore early this morning near Shln necock lighthouse. Long Island. The Jessel appeared to be breaking up in the heavy seas. She was about a quar ter of a mile from the shore. Life savers sought to rescue the crew. SUFFRAGISTS WILL AGAIN PLEAD WITH PRESIDENT Washington, D. C, Nov. 23. Presi dent Wilson today consented to see a delegation of Democratic nomen who want to urge him to support a consti tutional amendment for noman suf frage. He will receive them early In Decem ber. The president has told other su? fragists that ho believes the question is one for the statca. ROCKEFELLER ASKS THAT INDICTMENTS BE DISMISSED New York, Nov. 23. William Rockefeller- Standard Oil millionaire, today pctltloned the federal court to dismiss Vi '"""""it unarming aim anu aw other former New Haven directors with criminal violation of the Sherman law. the clerk who drew the grand jury panel, Mr. Rockefeller charges, Is a resident of New Jersey, which is not in this federal district BOWMAN IS ELECTED WAREHOUSE SECRETARY Austin, Tex., Nov. 23. At a meeting f the warehouse commission, created under the permanent warehouse law, held today, the commission elected J. T. Bowman, private secretary to governor Cojquitt. to be secertary of the com mission at a salary of 13000 a year. CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE REOPENS; TRADING RESUMED Chicago. III. Nov. 23 The Chicago stock exchange1 openea its doors today and trading was resumed where it stopped July 30. when, with other big trading centers, the exchange closed because of the European war. SEEK TO SAIE VESSEL'S GREW FORCES DEFEATED, IS LOSE 400 IN GALA TTLE Carranza Forces Also Cap ture Two Cannon and Eight Machine Guns. GUADALAJARA RESISTS ATTACK Desperate Fight For Posses sion of City Continues All Day. DESPERATE fighting is in progress at three important points in -Mexico according to advices reach ing El Paso Monday, and in two of the battles, the Villa forces are said to have met severe reverses. A combined Villa and Zapata force, operating between PueDla and Mexico City, has been defeated with great loss at Tlaxcala, near Puebla, according to Carrancista advices received Monday by consul Garcia. The Carranza forces were under command of Gen. Maycot. The advices state that 40C of 'the enemy were killed, wounded or captured ana that two cannon and eight machine guns were captured. The deefated force Is said to have numbered several thousand men. Guadalajara Holds Ont. Guadalajara, after all day battle, is still in the hands -of the Oavrancistas. according to advices ,jecelved here Monday. Carranza agents here state that Villa will have trouble in capturing the west coast metropolis which, as long as it is in the hands of the Carranclstas, will be a constant menace to Villa's march south. It is pointed out that the gar- risoning and defence of Guadalajara was begun by Carranza more than a. month ago. When the Villa-Carranza split became acute and Villa began sending troops south from Torreon. Carranza ordered a large force to Guad alajara. This force now numbers around 12.000 men, according to Carranza agents here. Artillery Sent to Guadalajara. The garrison is uncer command of Gen. Dleguez, who figured prominently in all of the west eoast fighting. Ar tillery from a number of west coast ports has been sent to Guadalajara and it is stated that the garrison Is fully prepared for a long siege. The opera tions of the Villa forces are being di rected by Gen. Felipe Angeles. Sahualrnpa Captured. Sahuairapa, a town located about 30 miles south of Naco off the railway line io nermosiuo, was capturet late 'Sun day afternoon by the forces of Gen. Hill, according to advices received by Carrancistas here. The Carranza forces were commanded by MaJ. Huertado and Capt- Acerdo. Twenty of the Maytor inistas were killed and a large supply of arms and ammunition were captured, according to the advices., Mnytorcua Force Defeated. In the various attacks of the last week on Agua-Prieta and Naco, the Mafytorena forces have lost heavily, ac- IwviuiiiK iu wuru receivea nere from Gen. Hill, commanding at Naco. The garrisons at both ports, it is stated. are in excellent shape and have large quantities of ammunition. An extensive movement of Carranza troops in Lower California Is .reported here. More than a month ago a force, said to number 1000 men, landed at Rosalia, on the east coast of the ter ritory. It Is stated that no general movement inland1 was made as thejforco was awaiting supplies. These have now arrived and a general movement looking to the occupation of the north ?.ir ,he te""ory. which is con trolled by Villa, will be begun soon. t. i M?-Y T"!0"!"- for Sonora. It Is stated that both Villa and Car "f,anaVe. or',ered considerable bodies Sim P i"J Sonora- The Villa troops will be serit from Chihuahua and will obl;KC?mcV. to th "-der. It I. nt Jm,thf rranza reinforce that they will enter the state along the oeyotUdrbthef0SihaoaCddee?b,e d,8taDW made blVinl"?!?18 ?&'" f.?e ," -VH,a; throughput the north will all be ratified by provisional president Kualio Gutlerkz, According tT advices received here. Th onlv who" winCl,ai?vt0,be.apP'-nt thSe erh,me,nt1pSoesriVtronithe Pr0T""nal W Among appointments recentlv made fsrteerthnfSethi )Ifna?las Cal"eCreonn as min ister of the interior and .To.ue Cabo as w.T,etarJ' Sf "n-munications." Al Sf ft. ?ente" ha? been aPI"inted head ' . S .teasHr5' department It is re P,i"d VatTR C- UW. former con ?, ULS.Jt0' f n,d. now representing thf convention at Washington, will be given an Important position In the for eign relations department as soon as the convention occupies Mexico City. MUZQUIZ LEAVES -OX INSPKCTION TniP, Rafael E. Muzqulz, consul general ot Mexico In El -Paso, left Sunday for "New iork. He will inspect a number of consulates in the larger eastern cities and expects to return to El Paso ln about one month ' l!i ! L A X American Women Active In the Suffering Of ?feJL v -. ttK2SE8m Hfry.FW? W -..W W V -- -ff-HrT-H- M - - Members of the t?i?cutive committee f the American Women's War Belief fund in Lorftlon. photographed at St.-Pancas, London. Left to- right: Seated, Mrs. Lewis Harcourt, secretary, lady Randolph Churchill, chairman of hospital eomnnttee; Ml John Astor, vice president: lady Faget, president; duchess of Marlborough and lady Lowther. Standing, Ict to Tnt: Mr. Paris, orpanirimrinanager of the hospital committee"; Mrs. BrysmfcOVen,-treasurer ahd secretary oi the economic rtlfeT coromittsp; Walter,, If. Burns, treasurer"; ltiayllcnry, chairinnir of tire clothing committee;, Mrs. rVbt Strawhridge, diair maaof thqollee'tionvl;oiiimUteeyaridJIrs."Walter Burns. ' " . Villa Prepares To Enter Capital; Death WiD Follow Disorders ZOUAVE SCOIS CEBT DEM Taken Prisoner by Germans, He Orders Prnch to Fire; Is. Killed. . Paris, France, Nov. 23. The heroism of a French zouave ln the face of al most certain death. Is thus recorded In a semi official statement issued this afternoon: "The other day In Belgium a German column was advancing to (attack the forest of Brie, defended by a' detach ment of zouaves. Our men noticed that before them the Germans forced a zouave prisoner to advance, ana at the same time they heard cries of "stop firing." For an instant our riflemen and the men in charge of our machine guns hesitated. Then from the German ranks they heard the . voice- of the zouave prisoner, who called to them- "Shoot it! -it!" Rifles Promptly Flash. There then flashed out from the ranks of the zouaves a general dis charge of rifles and machine guns. This fire laid low the Germans and with them fell the heroic soldier whose de votion made it possible for his coun trymen to checkmate the ruse of the enemy. , "If the name of-this brave man is unknown, at least his regiment will re tain forever the remembrance of his sacrifice, which is equal of the most courageous personal incidents recorded In our glorious history." AUSTRO-GERMAN FRICTION REPORTS' RECEIVE DENIAL Berlin, Germany, -Nov. 23. The offi cial press bureau -today gave out the following Information. "Baron Von Hoetzendorf, chief of staff of ,the Austrian army, has sent a telegram to the Lokal Anzciger, in which he denies as laughable and ma licious the reports of friction between the German and Austrian military lead ers. "Special dispatches reaching here from Basel and Zurich, Switzerland, de clare that the English aviators who failed in their attack on the Zeppelin forces" at Frledrichshaven, flew over Swiss territory. REWARD for return of bull terrier A pup. gray and white, lost Saturday afternoon. ' For further Information of - the 4r above nee page Oi column .2, of 4. this paper. 3 - 7UfT..aM - M JI .-,.. .H....TO.J.. General Order is issued to Troops to Avoid. Rioting in Mexico City. WASHINGTON. D. C.' Nov. 23 "villa today Informed George C. Carthere. United States" con sular agent, that he has Issued general orders that any of his soldiers molest 'lirg women -or pillaging on entering Mexico City will be summarily shot" - ""Acting secretary of state Lansing said that order was reported prevailing in all the cities and towns thus far oc cupied by VHJa's- army. Mr. Carothers wired that arrangements were being made for the peaceful entry of the Villa columns Into Mexico City. From the Mexican capital came ad vices to the, state department that the panic- of the residents had partially subsided with the assumption of full command by Gen. Luclo Blanc6, who after a heated argument with Gen. Qbregon declined to accompany the latter in abandoning the city. Blanco has given assurances to the Brazilian minister and American consul Silliman that he will maintain order and has ap pointed a chief of police and several municipal officers to replace those who left to Join Carranza at Orizaba. Diplomats Reject Cnrransa's Request. , Gen. - Garranza invited the entire diplomatic corps to accompany him -to his temporary capital at Orizaba but the invitation was declinea. The diplo mats have been making vigorous rep resentations to Gen. Blanco, in whom they have placed, strong hope for the termination of the abuses which Car ranza's troops are said to have been prac ticing in the last week. People driving In carriages in the principal thoroughfares of the city had their horses taken from the vehicles. Automobiles were confis cated and property was seized and there had been some looting. Latest dis patches,, however, say conditions are much improved. Indications are that , . Gen. Blanco is friendly to Gen. -Villa. Fearing that communication eastwara to Veracruz may be interrupted, the Brazilian embassy and American con sul Silliman are arranging to get into touch with Mr. Carothers, who now Is 100 miles north of Queretaro, so that dispatches may be forwarded to the state department through Villa's line of communication to Kl Paso. Planned Sacking of Capital. Plans for the eleventh hour abandon ment of Mexico City to the Zapata forces were frustrated by Gen. Blanco, according to confidential reports re ceived at the state department. ' Gen. Carranza announced the capital would be-evacuated last Fniday, so that the Zapata forces would enter, at the same time tearing up th6 railroads north ot Mexico City to check and de lay the Villa troops One of the offi cial reports speaks of . "nremedltated -atrocities," and an Intention to leave the capital to.be sacked. Just what was the purpose of the move on the part of the Carranza chief was not disclosed. CLAIM Relieving War Victims ll PROBES PATHPAK District Attorney Investi gates Releasing of Attor ney by Governor Dix. New York, Nov. 23. District attorney Whitman today began an investigation ""of all circumstances attendant upon the granting of a 'pardon on November 27, 1912, by John A. XMx, governor of New York, to .-Albert T. Patrick, serving a life sentence at Sing Sing for the mur der of Wm. Marsh Rice. v The investigation was begun after two affidavits had been filed with the district attorney concerning published statements to the effect that Joseph Walker, Jr., a Wall street banker, had offered to obtain Patrick's pardon If John T. Milliken of 3L Louis, Patrick's brotherihlaw, would Join him ln a mining deal. The affidavits filed were made by Geo. C. Goodrich, and wife, Mrs Anna S. Goodrich, and related their version of what transpired at a meeting here among .themselves and Mr. Milliken on March 23. 1912. Hasten Investigation. Inasmuch as the statute of limita tions would beeome operative within three days, assistant district attorney Delehanty, who was placed in charge of the investigation, was instructed to use all possible expedition. Mr. Whitman announced that if the facts warranted, after further investi gation, the matter would be', placed before the grand Jury. Dix Gives. Ill Version. Former governor Dix, who is in, this city, said today that he had pardoned Patrick solely for the sake of Patrick's children. He repeated his previous-de-nial of the report that he had par doned Patrick at the request of Mr. Walker. Mr. Dix denied that he was ln New York in connnection with the Patrick case. Ptospeclive Citizens Will Get Instruction ' in Los Angeles School Los. Angeles, Calif.. Nov. 23. Instead of familiarizing themselves with the constitution and memorizing the names of the president's cabinet, candidates for citizenship in this district hereafter will go through a regular course In citi zenship at Los Angeles high school, and certificates issued to them from that In stitution, will be accepted ln lieu of the usual examination in court. Presiding Judge Perry Wood, of the superior court, said today the plan had been approved by the government bu reau of naturalization. Evacuation Is Accomplished Smoothly and Rapidly.; City Is Nervous. FUNSTONREVIEWS THE TRANSPORTS Consul Exacts Guarantees From Carranza Colonel to Protect Americans. VERACRUZ, Mex., Nov. 23. Consti tutionalist troops of the command of Gen. Aguilar moved into Vera cruz todaj as the Mexicna seaport waa evacuated by Gen. Frederick Funston's American army after seven months of occupation. It had been expected that fighting between the Constitutionalist troops and those of Villa who are near the city, might result after the with drawal of the American troors. but no trouble developed as the evatu. ti ,n took place The imcicai evacuation -was smooth!) and qun klv accomplished. There were no flags to lower, nor was there any ceremony of anv kind on shore. The American flags that came down on retreat Sunday night were not raised this morning. As each transport received her allotment of men. she shipped her cables and dropped ont into the channel. Here they formed In two lines which later in the day the Cristo bal, with Gen. Funston and Mis head iwrtrs staff on board, passed in review-) of the American forces. Jtn. Funston established his head Quarters on board the transport Cris tobal and all the organisations began at daylight the work of moving out their equipment preparatory to final nvacsjation. Everything progressed smoothly. Constitutionalists Advance. Beyond the American outposts there had Veen mobilized during the night a force of Constitutionalists. As the Amesicans withdrew, first from the outlying districts and then from the city Itself, the Constitutionalists fol lowed them alone and nominally occu- Lpied the territory evacuated iiiy unlet nut nervous. The city is-quiet, but the inhabitants are nervous 8nd apprehensive concern ing the final outcome of this transfer of authority. AH saloons in Veracruz remained closed today on orders of Gen. Funston, and many commercial estab lishments decided not to open their doors. The government of Veracruz is not being turned ' ever to any faction of Mexicans. The territory is being evac uated, and as fast as the Americans go out Constitutionalists are coming ln TJ. S. Takes Customs Recelnts. The American army officials are, taking with them the moneys collect ea fflr customs and from other sources of revenue. These ultimately will go t some Mexican government which the United States deems a proper one to receive them. , . The American, quartermaster depart incut has arranged to take awav from Veracruz about 300 Mexicans who did not-care to be in the city when their countrymen again came into possession. Consul Receives Records. Gen. Funston has turned over to w. W. Canada, the American consul, copies of all records, of the military adminis-' tratlbn of Veracruz, but no single de-' partment was formally turned oer to the Constitutionalists. Gen. Funstdn, previous to embarking, went over the situation with Col Ed mundo Martinez, who has been in Vera cruz for some time as the personal rep resentative of Gen. Aguilar, on whose staff he is serving. Mr. Canada today called on CoL Martinez and exacted a promise from Gen. Agullar's agent thai no Americans are to be bothered in any way and that the safety of all Ameri cans be guaranteed. Col. Martinet ap pears to believe that there is no cause for apprehension on the part of any foreigner's. Evacuation Beglus Early In Day. The abandonment of the American po sition began at 9 oclock when the de tached post Of marines at El Tejar, guarding the waterworks since last April.- boarded a train for the run of one hour Into the cjty Thib- long circling line of American outposts from Vergara on the north beach to a point on the south beach begat) moving N forward as soon as the detachment from El Tejar arrived at Los Cocos, a suburb. Thus the lino be came shortened and then began a sweeping movement erectly across the city until the line of Americans came to a stop along the Francisco canal and Cinco de Mayo street running at right angles to the canal Mexicans Close In. Only two blocks behind was the ad vance line of the Constitutionalists. closing in as the Americans withdrew, but always holding a distance of about two blocks As the Americans came in they picked up the provost guards who had been patrollng the citv as usual and also men who had been posted on tall buildings to watch for snipers. These men joined the rinks and together the force moed foiward (Contlancd on Page 7, Column 2). By the Way, What Did We Gain By the Occupation Of Veracruz?