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TODAY'S PRICES r )fT Hanly A Harmon quota- 1 i "4 i.ralnH, loner LKei-totk . -Mexican Bank notes. 20 Mlla in-ii v, 17 Chlhnataua currency, 18 irmza currency, 19. WLBATUER FORECAST. Fair tonight and tomorrow. cents a month. 12 PAGES. TWO SECTIONS. TODAY, EL PASO, TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 26. 1914, DELIVERED ANYWHERE 60 LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. ATTLESHIP EXPLODES: 700 ARE KILLED CFIIlcill - - i ... - ' - - K - . Germans, Contradicting the Claims of Russians, Cite Prisoners Captured. AUSTRIANS ALSO DENY REPULSE German Attack in Belgium and France Weakens After Futile Assault. LONDON, Eng, Nov. It Official advices from Petrograd, Russia, btate that the German repulse be Uocn the Vistula and Warthe iners in Russian Poland has been t"rned into entira rout. This is dei led by German and Austrian of fuial dispatches which UU their ar- . a.aaUv caininir and that tl ousands of prisoners have been cap-'l The Petrograd announcements show that the German defeat t Lod. cul n mating in the capture of & German aimy corps, was the result of a Rus sian maneuver by which the Germans vtre led into an inextricable trap. The Kussian left wins resting on the ruer Warthe and the Russian wins . , the Vistula, both lying along the w nf.au -Kalis railroad, moted for , urd in unisiin in the last two days. IluKslnn Center Giiei Ground Simultaneously the Russian center ite ground and the Germans followed, iiparently relying upon a German niumn from N lelun to repulse the K ssian left wing and to form a junc ture with the main German forces. The plan failed as a result of the battle on No 25. when the force from .elun was repulsed. Thereafter the )uMlan wmss adianded and closed tne gar through which the German center had passed In the meantime Russian reserves had come up and they surrounded the Germans, thousands of whom sur r. rdered. Others lought their way irrth in an effort to Join the German It ft wing in the vicinity of Lowicz, a town 44 miles southwest of Warsaw. Berlin advices, however, state it is officially announced in Vienna that the fighting in Russian Poland continues. Twenty-nine thousand prisoners nave fceen taken in this battle as well as 49 machine guns and a quantity of war material. ,. , Ilnttle In West Slnckens. The German attacs In the west. In an effort to break through the North sea, has apparently failed again, and the battle has slackened. . The official French announcement pry en our in Paris this afternoon reads as follows , , "No important development marked the da of November 25. In the north the cannonading diminished in inten sity and no infantry attacks were di rclrl against our lines, which made El ght advances at certain points. 'In the region of Arras there was a continuation of the bombardment on the town and its environs. Attack on the Ataae Fails. "On the Alsne the enemy endeavored to deliver an attack on the village of Missy. This movement resulted in com plete failure with considerable losses to the Germans. "We have made some progress in the region to the west of Souain. "In the Argonne, in the Woevre dis trict, in Lonaine and in the Vosgei there is almost complete calm along the ei-tire front "Thi . has been a heavy fall of snow. Particularly in the higher region of the Vorres mountains." German Claim Heavy Captnres. Beilin Germany, Nov. 26. The Ger man official announcement regarding the Poland campaign says: "i 'ur troop- under Gen. Von Mack onsen at Lou, and iowlcz, inflicted ntay losses on tne first and on the second and on a portion of the fifth Russian armies. In addition to many killed and wounded, we have in our jius-fosMon about 40,000 uninjured prison- tF Ti1 cannon, 1C0 ammunition wagons and l"r, machine guns, while we de si roed 30 cannon. "In tiiec butties our young troops Till brilli uifij. in spite of great sacri fices London, Eng., Nov. 26. Telegraphing from Amsterdam, the correspondent of Reuter's Telegram company says the Berlin Tageblatt has published a dis patch from Constantinople to the effect that .'000 Russians have been massacred at Tabriz by Persians. The British official press bureau, while assenting to the publication of the above dispatch, says it appears to be false and to have been spread under German instructions. PERUVIAN CRUISKR PATROLS COAST Lima, Peru, Nov. 26 Peruvian ruiser, Coronel Bolognesi. has been as signed to patrol thee oast of Peru, in crder that the neutrality of the country up preeervfa. Our Own 9JUUEP0HT VII1A PULLEN LIS CORONA RACER Four Drivers Are Closely Bunched at 80th Lap; 11 Cars Left in Race. Corona, Calif.. Nov. 20. Four drivers were in a bunch when 80 or the 109 laps of the Corona road rice had Deen tra versed today. Eddie Pullen. in and out of the lead a half dozen times was a scant 100 yards in front of Cooper. Be hind these two. less than 10 seconds away, was Barney Oldfield. Ralph De Palma came next with Pullen s team mate, RuckstaU. driving hard to get out of the fifth place. Eleven cars were then in the race. , George Babcock led the 18 driv ers left in the Corona road race at the end of the 40th lap. His speed was nearly 12 miles per hour faster than the record of 78.72 established by Tetz laff last year at Santa Monica. Earl Cdoper was second, 13 seconds behind Babcock. Barney Oldfield third and Ruckstall fourth. Babcock's time for 30 laps of the z6 mile course was 55.20, Cooper 55.42. Oldfield Leadd nt Start. Oldfield took the lead at the start but soon was overtaken by Eddie Pul len, who led the way round the course for 20 laps. Klein was second at this time. Both held a speed of 96 1-2 miles per hour, but tire changes and other troubles put them back. The course WHS UUBIJ iu " -"- "- tp into powder by the speeding cars, wrought havoc with tires. Cnr Ilnimi Up. Tom Alley, No. 20, broke down early in the contest and waB ordered out, leaving 18 cars in the 300 mile grind. Guy Ball was retired with a' broken connecting rod in the 44th iap. Hurry Grant's 'car. Ho. 9", wag burned up on the 47th lap. Grant and his -mechanician came out uninjured. The car was going at the rate of 94 miles an hour when it burst into flames. Sixteen cars then remained in the race. Providence, R. I., Nov. 26. New and versatile football enabled Brown to de feat Carlisle 20 to 14 today. Buried under a score of 20 to 0, the indians, fighting gamely, outplayed the home eleven decisively In the last half. On straight football they twice marched nearly the length of the field for touchdowns. Calac, in addition to carrying the ball across the goal line in both in stances, kicked the goals. Calac was the Indians' only consistent ground gainer and his kicking was a feature. Brown outclassed Carlisle in the first half of the game. WILL NOT SUPPRESS FOOTBALL IN ENGLAND, DECLARES ASQUITH London, Eng, Nov. 26 "The situa tion at present does not demand the suppression of football," said premier Asquith in the house of common todays replying to a question as to whether such a move was underway. The pre mier added that negotiations with the football magnates were proceeding, from which satisfactory results were expected. The agitation against football be cause It is interfering with recruiting, continues in the British press. CLEVELAND MOTORCYCLIST IS KILLED DURING RACE Omaha, Neb., Nov. 26. Roy Milner of Cleveland, the first .motorcycle rider to test the new Omaha automo bile speedway which was opened today, was killed when he attempted to tako a curve at a high rate of speed. He was thrown from his wheel against one of the uprights. His head was crushed. t MOTORCYCLE HITS TREE; RACING RIDER IS KILLED Savannah. Ga.. Nov. 26 Grey Sloop, of Morrisvllle, N. o, cue of the com petitors in the 300 mile road race here today, was killed when his motoruycle crashed into a tree Sloop's neck and back were broken. NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY WINS CROSS COUNTRY RUN Albuquerque. N. II.. Nov. 26. The University of New Mexico defeated tho State Agricultural college this, after noon in the cross country run FOOTBALL GAMES At Cincinnati Miami University 20; University of Cincinnati 13. At Cleveland Western Reserve, 14; Case, 6. At Worcester Massachusetts-Holy Cross, 7; Vermont, 0. At Syracuse Second period: Notre Dame, 6; Syracuse, 0. At Pittsburg University of Pitts burg, IS; Pennsylvania State college, 3. At Philadelphia Cornell, 21; Peen sylvanla, 12. RECORD CROWD ATTENDS NEW MEXICO FOOTBALL GAME Albuquerque, N. M, Nov. 26. With several hundred teachers, delegates to the state educational convention, re maining to swell the crowd, a record breaking attendance was expected at At. I n. . . j it it a liatmaan ma auernoon s iooiob.ii gm3 us. the State university and the Agricul- J miai couege i earns. BROI DEFEATS GAflLISLE TEflM Valleys Have Enough Turkeys To Supply the Home Demand FEELING HIS GIRLS CRUCIFIED, FAMILIES SLAIN Committee Investigates Con ditions in Galicia; Finds Them Frightful. Lemberg, Galicia, Nov. 26 Via Petro grad, Russia, and London, Eng. A committee appointed to investigate con ditions in Galicia reports that there have been wholesale murders, execu tions and excesses of every description. Thousands of starving and homeless families gave evidence of these condi tions. Girls have been crucified and whole families slain. The Russian population, the commit tee says, suffered most severely, less from natural consequences of war than from the cruelty of Austrian officials, who always suspected the loyalty of the Galician populace and have acted with marked severity since the beginning of the war. 25S Executed. The committee reports It established the fact that in seven counties 258 men have been shot or hanged, including" two priests. Throughout Galicia It Is estimated' 10.006 arrests have been m- anil 1000 executions have taken place. In five counties, the committee' states, its members counted 4050 Durnea homesteads. In the county in which Przemysl Is located, 3620 families, with 3800 children under 5' years old, are homeless. Robbery of Homes and Churches. Robbery and the sacrilege of churches are reported and it is said that the whole families, including babies, children and decrepit old men. in one instance a dear mute, have been .1, n,n 1nr nrtann Near Przemysl the committee reports, every village has been trarnea. in tne .neighborhood of Jaslou, 16 persons in a deserted hamlet were found to have been hanged. Hungarian Offended. Manv of these outrages are said by the committee ,to have been committed by the Hungarians. It is stated that Cossacks, who were pursuing a de tachment of Hungarians found the body of one Russian girl who had been crucified. It is also alleged that In one field hospital five persons, horribly mutilated, were received. The commit tee reports that these facts have beon authenticated. The report said that the Russian troops had been roused to a high pitch of fury against the enemy. The members of the committee made their investigations under the direction of its president, count Bobrinsky, gov ernor general of Galicia. Messina, Italy, Nov. 26. One of the palaces damaged by the earthquake In 1908, owing to bad weather suddenly collapsed, burying three families in the ruins. Rescuers immediately went tq work and saved two children. The number of persons still in the ruins is not defi nitely known, but neighbors say that at least six are buried there Las Cruces, N. M., Nov. 26. Charles E. Lee, who made a record in raising cabbage last summer, is now marketing an exceptionally large and fine crop of celery from the same ground. Mr. Lee markets most of his celery In Las Cruces. FOUR ARIZONA COTTON GIN PLANTS INCREASE OUTPUTS Phoenix, Ariz.. Nov. 26. As the result of attentions they have received at the hands of Seth Jones, an expert im ported from Egypt, the capacity of the Salt river valley's four cotton ginning plants at Mesa, Phoenix. Chandler and Tempe has been Increased 50 percent. To bring'Jones to the valley and keep him here two months cost a large sum but the cotton growers regard the money as well spent. Jones's work is now completed and he has left for New York, there to take ship to Liver pool. ALI1UO.UERQUE gets THE TEACHERS HEETIXG AGAIN. Albuquerque, N. M., Nov. 26. The New Mexioo Educational association se lected this city as its next meeting place. Santa Fe was a bidder for the next meeting but the citizens started a cam paign among the teachers who were here as the delegates to the associa tion meeting and it was finally de cided in favor of Albuquerque by a inapority of 400. TORCH STARTS FIRE. A tinner's torch set fire to the roof of a building at 314 Mesa avenue and caused an alarm at 2:20 Thursday afternoon. The damage was slight, and It was not necessary for the fire aeparimenc io lay nose. PflLAGE FALLS; . MANY BURIED GRUCESMNRAS FINECELERKCRflP ZAPATA HOLDING CAPITAL OF DCD Commission Sent From Tula By Villa To Ascertain Zapata s Position. BLANCOWAITS OUTSIDE CAPITAL Is Not Far Off with Carranza Troops Gutierrez Stays At San Luis. A DELEGATION, composed of offi cers of the division of the north, has been sent to Mexico City by Gen. Villa from Tula, according to ad vices received in Juarez Thursday. This delegation, it is stated, will meet with a Zapata delegation anu will discuss the genral situation in Mexico City. Advices that directly contradict the reports received by Juarez oficials have been received here by Carranza agents. These confirm the advices of Wednes day to the effect that Zapata has taken charge of Mexico City and for mally renounced the convention. Ad vices have also been received by Car ranza officials which state that a large part of the command of jGen. Buelna, of Slnaloa, who, from the first declared for the convention, have deserted their leader and have left Mexico City with the forces of Gen. Lucio Blanco. Blan co, the same advices state! secured all arms and ammunition in Mexico City before retiring and also "completely put out of commission and effective ness" a large plant that had been es tablished for the repairing or both small arms and cannon. Blanco nt Orlxaba. Blanco, together with the former Buelna forces. Is now in the vicinity of Orizaba, according to these advices, which add that conditions at Tampico are quiet and that the city is safe from capture. Gen. Alvaro Obregon Is said to be with Gen. Blanco. Foreign consuls in this city are in receipt of personal letters from Gen. Villa stating that he will extend every guarantee to all foreigners and for eign property when the division of the north occupies Mexico City. The let ters were sent about a week ago, but have been delayed on account of poor mall service from the interior. Maytorena Cuts Rnllway. Troops loyal to Maytorena have seized a part of the railroad leading into Sinaloa and thus prevented the contemplated invasion of the state by the forces of Gen. Iturbe, according to advices received by Villa agents here. Tbe reports state that there have been only minor skirmishes and that the Carrancista garrisons along the rail road retired as soon as the Maytore nistas made their appearance. Guadalajnrn Holdn Out. The reported fall of Guadalajara is discredited by Carranza agents here, who declare that the city Is in a posi tion to hold out indefinitely. They declare that reinforcements from both the east and west have either arrived or are well on their way to the city. The reports received from Villa sources In Juarez Wednesday "night stated that Gen. Felipe Angeles had occupied the city, but gave no details of the fight. Gutierrez nt San Luis. Gen. Eugenio A. Benavides has been appointed sub secretary or war In the Gutierrez cabinet, according to advices (Continued on Page 2, Column 1.) Prize For Fit: Dinner Planned Ey Herald Reader Has the co3t of living increased in El Paso? ' A housekeeper who reads the Herald's market page eery Friday says "No." ' She says the careful shopper who watches for advertised bargains can feed her faifiily better than ever be fore for the same money. What do you think? To put the question on a practical footing the Herald offers a dollar apiece for the five best dinner menus selected from the Herald market page next Friday. Dinners will be. planned for a family of four. The "composi tion" or pleasing selection of the menu will count one-third, economy will count one-third, and practical suggestions as to the Herald market page and its1 use will count one-third. Suggestions for the improvement of the page or for its use- as a money saver for housekeepers are particu larly wanted. AH menus must be mailed or handed in by Monday night to give the judges time for comparison. WAY Wellesley Girls Jest Love To Play Basketball 'Wellesley doesn't play football, but the girls enjoy these crisp autumn days just the same. This photograph show3 an cciting moment in an outdoor basket ball game, with a crowd of students dressed in costume forming the background of spectators. iflslls HELP HALT FIRES Two Big Establishments in Arkansas Are Destroyed; Loss Is $150,000. Little Rock. Ark., Nov. 26. Federal aid may be asked to check the spread ing forest fires that today were sweep ing through the whole southeast por tion of Arkansas and northern Louis iana. , , . .. Today was the eighth on which the sun has been obscured entirely in Little Rock by dense clouds of smoke. The most serious individual losses occurred at Helena. Wednesday night, when the Central Distilling company's plant and the Dinning Furniture com pany's building were destroyed with a loss of Jl 50,000. Norfolk, Va. Nov. 26. The Lmted States battleship Michigan went ashore on the tail of the Horseshoe, near the lightship just off Cape Henry, accord ing to a radiogram to the navy yard. The Michigan was bound in at the time with seven other warships. Dense fog enshrouded the stranded vessel this afternoon, but she is not considered in any danger. Navy yard tugs went to her assistance and it was hoped she would be floated at high tide. ' CROKER WEDS YOUTHFUL BRIDE TODAY, REPORT New York, Nov. 26. Despite all at tempts at secrecy, it was reported that Richard W. Croker, former Tammany leader, 73 years old, was to wed 23 year old Beulah Benton Edmundson, a sing er, today. Mr. Croker's first wife has been dead about three months. The bride's grandfather was a Cherokee In dian and she attended an indian school at Tahlequah, Okla. TEXAS RIVERS OVERFLOW, DELAYING RAILROAD TRAFFIC Houston, Tex.. Nov. 26. Heavy rains along the lower reaches of the Brazos and Colorado rivers have caused those streams to overflow and an Inundated area is Increasing steadily, according to reports receied here today. Rail road lines reported washouts at many points and traffic has been delayed. The rains continued oer the sections af fected today ARKANSAS MINERS ARE RELEASED U.MJER BOND Fort Smith, Ark., Nov. 26. Michael Ryan and Marvin Stanfleld, miners, ar rested on indictments returned by the federal grand jury which has just com pleted Its investigation of the Hart ford Valley mining troubles, were re leased today on bond. Four others were given their liberty AVednesday night. Reports from Prairie Creek today said everything was quiet. l S. BATTLESHIP ROES AGROUND AHEAD ALLEGED SPY IS SEVEN SENTENCE Von Der Goltz Gets Six Months at Labor, With Deportation to Follow. London, Eng., Nov. 26. The case of Horst Von Der Goltz, alias Bridgman Taylor, which for a time promised to parallel the case of Carl Hans Lody, who was executed as a German spy, simmered down in the Bow street police court today, when the prosecution elected to try the prisoner on the sim ple charge of falling to register as an alien enemy. Accordingly, there will be courtmartial. Von Der GoltXi swore that he was born in San Francisco; that he went to Germany when he was 12 years ' old, and had left that country when he was 17. He had served In the Mexican army. In order to do this he had to become a Mexican citizen, and he still claims Mexican nationality. The prisoner ad mitted his parents were German. "If you are a Mexican.'" asked -he prosecutor, "what justification have you tor passln? as an .mrican ciub-u named Bridgman Taylor?" In reply, the prisoner explained that an American passport facilitated travel in Europe. Tried to Sell Secret. Von Der Goltz admitted, under cross examination, that, he-had told an at tache of the British foreign office that he could reveal the time of the pro posed Zeppelin raids. "He came here to sell German se crets to us?" remarked the -prosecutor. The prisoner admitted this was so Still maintaining he was not a Ger man subject and under no obligation to register. Von Der uoitz nearu iue rami impose a sentence, of six months at hard labor, recommending that at the conclusion of this term he be deported. ROAD TO WARSAW OPEN, GERMANS NOW BELIEVE Berlin, Germany, Nov. 26. (By wire less to Sayville, L. I.) "News from the east and west," says a semi-official an nouncement made here .today, "is con sidered favorable, as tending to show that the German advance is progress ing, though slowly. "The Morgentfost thinks that the check administered to the Russian re inforcements near Lowicx is proof that there are no Russian troops norm oi the Vistula river. This would mean that the Russians previously in that territory haie been driven back across the river by the Germans. This again would mean that the German army is now fairly on the flank of the Russians with the road toward Warsaw open to it. "From Galicia comes an official re port to the effect that the Russians are being driven back through the Car pathian passes." TIMBER IN SOUTHERN - MISSOURI CATCHES FIRE Springfield. Mo., Nov. 26. Forest fires have broken out in the timber belt of southern Missouri. Reports from Barry county today said that between Cass vllle, Exeter and Monett great fires were burning in timber along the hill sides. No rains have fallen in several 1 weeks. Admirals Hear Roar; Smoke Clears,, and Battleship Bulwark Is Gone. OF ENTIRECREW . ONLY 12 SAVED Magazine Explosion Is Held Responsible in Report of Admiralty. LONDON, Eng., Nov. 26. There was a splash and a deafening roar this morning, and the British battle ship Bulwark, standing off Sheerness, vanished. The big ship of war was blown to pieces. Between 700 and 800 men were killed. Of the entire crew, only 12 were saved. This was officially reported by the British admiralty in a statement issued late in the day. A magaslne explosion is the official ex planation A Central News dispatch from Chat ham says the destruction of the battle ship was due to an art idental explnM n while ammunition wa-- beinp lo i.le 1 Churchill MnUeH nnnuncement The anno n ntit wa m.i i Winston Churchill, first lord of tu admiralty, shortb befora 1 oclo-k this afternoon. The battleship Bulwark. 15,900 tons displacement, Was laid down in 1?99 and completed -in 190.2. She was 411 feet long, 75 feet wide and drew -'9 feet of water. Her armament con sisted of four 12 inch guns. 12 six inch guns, sixteen 13 pounders, sii three pounders and four submerged torpedo tubes. She had a complement of 750 men. Smoke Clears; Ships Gone. The explosion which destroyed the Bulwark occurred at 7:53 a. m. A vice adm'tral and a rear admiral, who were at aheerness reported that they were convinced that the destruction was caused by a magazine exploding. There was no upheaval or m waicr ., ... the smoke had cleared away the ship had entirely disappeared. An Inquiry will be held Friday and the Admiralty believes that it may throw some light upon the occurrence. All But 12 Pcrlnh. Mr. Churchill, speaking in the house of commons concerning the disaster. said: "The loss of the ship does not seriously affect our military position, but I regret the loss of life, which was very heavy. Only 12 men were saved. All of the officers and the rest of the crew, which I suppose amounted to be tween 700 and 800. perished." Houses Shaken; People Flee. The force of the explosion aboard the boat was so great that houses in Sheerness and e en in South eBnd. seven miles awa and on the other side or. the Medway, were violently shaken. The people fled into the streets In alarm. ' When the great ship blew up, dense clouds of smoke and flames shot into the air The vessel disappeared beneath the waes in three minutes. So terribly was the Bulwark rent that it was impossible to render her assistance, immediately after the ex plosion the tessel was blotted out bv smoko and as the eil slowly lifted a handful of men were seen struggling in the water Small craft rushed to their aid and picked them up- Some of the crew were badly mutilated. llnnil Wni playing. A touch of the dramatic was added to the catastrophe bv tie fact that the band of the Bulwark was playing when the explosion came. The disaster occurred while the Bul wark was lying at anchor off the na val port of Sheei ness near the moufi of the Thames, but the. officers of tho port scout the public impression that the vessel was the ictim of a German submarine. They seem to be supported by the absence of an upheaval in the water, as the first lord of the admiralty explained. Crew Is Heaviest Loss. Although only 15 years old and no longer on the first fighting line, the Bulwark was a useful unit. The loss of the ship, however, was-nothing com pared with the heavy loss in trained officers and men, with whose relatives Mr. Churchill expressed in the house of commons his deep sympathv and urmw Thi DiilYenrtr in her pftrlv OfL- Veer was quite a favored ship Tor a long time she was trie iiagsnip or ad miral Charles Beresford In the Mediter ranean. GERMANS CLAIM PROOF OF ANGLO-BELGIAN PLOT Berlin. Germany. Nov. 26 B wire less to SayviHe. L. I. Included in the Information given out b the German press bureau is the following: "The German government has pub lished photographic reproductions of a document found In Brussels which, proves the existence of an Anijio-Bel-gian military comention. This is a re port of the chief of the Belgian general staff. Gen Ducarme. made in V'06 to the Belgian minister of war concern ing negotiations with Col. B.irnardis-i ton. the British military attache Tho number of British troops, their lamling places, the equipment and the collab oration of the allied armies ar all agreed upon.