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TODAY'S PRICES V r Mlver CHandj A Harrnnn quota ' r ii Grains. h hrr Livestock. e'. n Melran bank notes, 20 Villa i urrmy, 17 Chihuahua currency-. 174 Carranra currency, 18. JL. -TjLI WEITIIER FORECAST. Increasing Cloudiness Tonight. EL PASO, TEXAS. SATURDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 5. 1914. delivered anywhere eo cents a month. 32 PAGES. 4 SECTIONS. TODAY. LATES1 NEWS J3Y ASSOCIATED PRESS. ENGLAND WANTS MEXICO TO PAY G erman EL Hew Path In Bloodiest Battle 11 I !i 1 "H Kaiser's Army at Lodz Stabs Its Way For 15 Miles Through Russians. ALLIES CAPTURE GERMAN TRENCHES Region of the Argonne Is Scene of Hot Fighting Between Armies. LONDON. ENC Dec. 5. Details of the Lodz battle In Russian Poland, received today, easily prove it to have been the most bloody struggle of the entire war. The Germans are de scribed as fighting their -way through the Russian lines over the heaped up bodies of their comrades. Berlin claims heavy captures of prisoners in this struggle, while from Kiev comes the announcement that the fortress there Is crowded with German prisoners. Incidentally Kiev reports that since the beginning of the war, 130.6O0 sol diers and 2500 officers have passed through Kiev as prisoners of war. Forts Still. Intact. The Russians would appear not yet law been diverted from their at-t-nks in Galicla and the invasion of Hungary. but the fartressea of Prsemyat and Cracow stiff are intact and are likely to put up a stronger tie fence against the Russians than did the Belgian forts against the Germans. An official report from V'enna admits that the advartce of the Austrians .as been prevented by violent attacks from strong hostile forces, covering the Ser Uan retreat. No hint is given as to the identity of these forces, but the opinion is expressed in London that Itusstan aid has reached the soreiy pressed Serbs. In the western arena, Flanders and the Argonne region are now the scenes of heavy fighting, with the capture of trenches By the allies reported. Reims Again Bombarded. ' The official French communication zrlen out in Paris this afternoon says that north of the Lys the French troops have made perceptible progress, ad vancing at one point for a distance of 60 0 yards. The French resisted suc cessfully German efforts with heavy artillery to drive them back. Reims again has been bombarded, and the French heavy artillery has been used tilth success against (be earth positions of the enemy. In the Arronne the fight ing is being waged hotly. The text of the communication follows: "To the north of the Lys we have made perceptible progress. Our Infan try, making its attack at daybreak, occupied in one operation two lines of entrenchments. The advance here was of S00 yards. "A part of the hamlet of Weidenreft. one kilometer to the northwest of Langenmarck, has remained in our pos session. In front of Toesel. half way between Dixmude and Ypres, we took possession, on the right bank of the canal, of a house -belonging to a ferry man, the occupation of which had been disputed spiritedly for a month. Artlllerr'Attnck In Vnln. "The enemy endeavored, but without success, to compel us, -by -means of a violent attack wth heavy artillery, to evacuate the conauered,Kround. In the region fit Xttab and In Cham pagne there have been Intermittent cannonades from one side- to the other. R. lms has beet? bombarfled with par luular severity. On our part we have destroyed without heavy artillery sev cial earth fortifications of the enemy. Seize Trenches In the Argonne. "In the Argonne the contest continues to be very hotly wafced. "We have oc- upied several trenches and repulsed all counter attacks. "In Lorraine and Alsace there is nothing of importance to report" French Vttacks Repulsed. Berlin, Germany, Dec. S. Progress of German forces in the west is reported In an official statement given out this afternoon at the army headquarters: The statement follows: "French attacks Friday In Flanders and to the south of Metz were repulsed. We made progress at La Bassee In the forest of the Argonne and In the region southwest of Altklrch. Take 1200 Prisoners. "In the fighting to the est of the Maznrian lakes, the situation Is favor able for us, and In minor operations there we took 1200 prisoners. "Our operations in Poland are tak ing a normal course. "The Corriere Del Terra estimates that the losses among the French troops amount to at least 50 percent of those engaged in the war, and that losses of even greater proportions have been suffered by the territorials." SERMANY THINKS ALLIES TRKATED BEST BY V. S. Berlin, Germany, Dec 5. The atti tude of the United States is commented upon by count Ernest von Reventiow, the naval critic in an article in the Tages Zeltung today. In which he says that England and France are obtaining from America materials of war, while Germany is not enjoying similar as sistance He does not apepar to blame the Inlted States. I oosevelt's U. S. URGES HUNT TO HALT LAW COAST DEFENCES Dill T Army Fairly Well Equipped With Clothing; Coast .Guns Rather Old. Washington, D. C, Dec. 5. Ten thousand more men and 564 more offi cers for the coast artillery were de clared necessary by Brig. Gen. E. M. Weaver, chief of that service, who appeared today before the house mili tary affairs committee, which Is con sidering, the army appropriation bill. "I think we have the best coast de fence material in the- world," said Gen. Weaver, "but I think It is not efficient, simply because of the lack. of efficient men to manage the defences."' Gen. Weaver said tne necessity of manning the coast defences in Hawaii, the Philippine islands and the Panama canal zone had depleted the available force of coast artillery, troops In the United States: Guns Are of 1800 Pattern. Questioned by chairman Hay, Gen. Weaver said the guns now on the coast defences were of a pattern designed in 1890. He asserted, however, that the superior range finding facilities of the coast defence service, its heavier pro jectiles and a longer range, which might be secured by altering the pres ent carriage, would put the coast de fence on equal terms with any at tacking fleet. He declared the supply of ammunition On hand for the coast defence guns was, in his opinion, "reasonably prudent." European Guna Not Considered. Gen. Weaver said the department's plans had not so far taken Into con sideration in coast defence work the great siege guns now in use in the European war. Army Haw Renerve Clothing. and in this respect is in a better state ot preparedness than ever before, ac cording to a statement Friday before the committee by Ma1. Gen. Aleshire, quartermaster general of the army. "We have a good start in e- cry thing," Gen. Aleshire said. "Every army post has a supply of reserve clothing for the regular men of the army at the post. There are 128,000 militia who are equipped for field re serve clothing, though not to the same extent as the regular army." Could Outfit 175,000 Qniekly. Gen. Aleshire said that with the clothing in the army depots, the United States could outfit 173,000 men with clothes, in addition to the regu lar current supply at the posts. "With the start that we have," he added, "we could keep pace with the recruiting of men in time of need with their clothing. Our factory at Phila delphia could manufacture 1000 gar ments a day coats or trousers. W could take care of 300.000 or 350,000 men of the army and militia within 30 days and conld provide for 750,000 within a reasonable time." Prepares Automobile List. Gen. Aleshlre's statement brought out the fact that assistant secretary Breckenridge Is working on a list of private automobiles that could be taken over by the government in time of need. Mr. Breckenridge himself ex plained that in the European war the experience had been that the automo bile trucks could keep up with any movement of the troops. BRITISH PRISONER ATTACKED GUARD; GETS TEN YEAR TERM Berlin. Germany, Dec. 5. A British prisoner of war named Lonsdale, con fined In the Doeberitz camp, has been condemned by a German courtmartial to ten years' Imprisonment for a violent attack on his custodians. The incident leading to the trial of this man Is thus described by the Lokal Anzelgefr: "When" the occupants of one of the tents 'of- the camp failed to turn out for work, a group of reservists was ordered to drive them out This re sulted la .some scuffling and the free use of the butt ends of rifles. Lons dale struck one of the German soldiers in the chest and tried to hit him in the face. A' sergeant-major drew his sword and hit Lonsdale several blows on the back. "At the" trial the president of the court martial told witnesses to speak the truth and not to be influenced by hatred of the English. Lonsdale ad mitted that he had committed the assault 'The prosecutor. Dr. Kohlcr. did not ask for the death penalty or a life sentence. He said that the verdicts of German military courts were vastly superior to those In hostile countries, which were dictated by hatred. He in vited ,the court to impose a sentence of imprisonment for a decade. MAKER OF WAR MUNITIONS SAILS AGAIN FOR EUROPE New York, Dec. 5. Chas M. Schwab sailed unexpectedly again today for Liverpool, Eng. Since the war started Mr. Schwab's duties as president of tho Bethlehem Steel corporation, builders of war craft and manufacturer of war materials, have kept him much of the time on the ocean, traveling between America and Europe. Mr. Schwab referred to secretary of state Bryan all interviewers who sought to learn If his unexpected trip abroad was connected in any way with his recent conference with Mr. Bryan. Mr. Schwab merely smiled when asked If he had been requested to surrender any of his contracts for war materials with the British government, as being unneutral. "I'm going to London on business," was all he would say. Article I T'SUIIL SAYSALEXANDER Wealthy Clubman, Held on White Slave Charge, Is Released on Bail. Providence, R. I., Dec. 5. Attempted blackmail is at the bottom or a cnarge of white slavery which resulted in.the arrest of Col. Charles Alexander, wealthy retired merchant and clubman according to a statement given out through his counsel. Alexander was arrested Friday night by federal offi cers on a warrant from Chicago con taining an accusation that he trans ported Miss Jessie E. Cope from Los Angeles to Chicago In February, 1913. Alexander was arraigned before a United States commissioner, waived examination and was admitted to $7500 bail. He has a wife and two daughters. May Charge Girl With Extortion. Miss Cope is under the surveillance of federal officers in Chicago and it is understood the grand jury will con sider charges of extortion said to have been made against her. Col. Alexander Is a member of the firm of Alexander brothers, at Provi dence, a director of the Canadian Steel company and a man of prominence and family, accbrding to a statement is sued by district attorney Clyne. "Made Violent Loie." "Col. Alexander met Miss Jesse Cope at a social gathering in Los Angeles two years ago," the statement said. "He explained, after their first meeting, that he was a man of family and would procure a divorce arid marry her. Then he proceeded to make violent love to Miss Cope. "The evidence of the girl shows she relied on his promise to marry her. At his suggestion Miss .-ope met him in Chicago on February 13, 1913. They oc cupied connecting rooms at a downtown hotel. Later they went to New Or leans and from there to California. ( GnreflIonen nuHtsBflnBnloW." burlng the time tJrtSjf were travel ing together, Col. Alexander gave -her many costly presents and muoh money. "The colonel built for her a "bungalow in the Berkshire Hills. On New Year's day. 1913, Col. Alexander sent her the following greeting: ' " "In warmth and cheer, and firelight Blow, " 'Come sit with me in my bungalow. " 'A welcome awaits you all my friends, ' 'And while the blazing fireplace sends ' "Its sparks to join the star on high i "' 'We'll feast and sing and jollify. " 'And drive away all cares, and ills. " 'At my bungalow in Berkshire Hills.' Verse to Alexander. "Another poem which Col. Alexander wrote to Miss Cope he called 'The Mod ern Alexander.' It follows- " 'Alexander of the olden days " 'Was said to sadly weep, " 'Because there were no other worlds " 'To conquer and to keep. " 'But in these latter, better days "'Of trusts and politics, "'Another Alexander came " "Who knew the modern tricks.' "In a letter of December 31. 1912, Col. Alexander referred to Miss Cope as his great, big girl of the Golden West.' " AMERICAN AMBULANCE CORPS ' ESCAPES BULLETS IN BATTLE Paris, France. Dec 5. The American ambulance corps of Paris has done much daring work at the front but thus far there has not been a single casualty among the staff, composed of doctors, bearers and automobile drivers. A little girl from a village In the firing zone was killed by a Bhell while Watching the American ambulance men placing a wounded man in an" automobile, yet no one else was hurt A British ambulance next to one ot the American cars was struck by a shell and blown Into frag ments, killing or wounding the entire crew, but none of the American party nearbv was touched. Some doubt has arisen as to whether neutrals should expose themselves to such danger, but the difficulty has been with the leaders of the American am bulance to keep their associates out of the range of fire. The American am bulance train Is often cheered when it appears close up to the trenches. THRONG PF CIVILIANS ASK PERMITS TO LEAVE BRUSSELS Brussels. Belgium, Dec. 5. About the only modern suggestion at the beauti ful Hotel de Vllle, where helmeted, breast-plated German officers, some with fur dolmans, are reminders of pic tures of medieval times, is the line of civilians who want permits to leave. The line is usually three abreast and stretches 100 yards or more into the street. - Permits are Issued freely at fees of from three to 15 francs each. In one of the great hotels of the magnificent building Is a large table, around which soldiers may usually be seen, drinking beer from steins. On the walls are hung the side arms and accoutrements which have been laid aside bV thO iruard for prnatn. tnmtnrt while awaiting orders. From time to ume an omcer comes In and orders four men to go here, or six there, and there Is a buckling on of arms and the detachment leaves with considerable bustle and clanking. SANTA FE LINES PLACE BIG ORDER FOR RAILS Chicago, 111. Dec. 5 The Atchison. Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad company has just placed a contract for 12,000,000 worth of steel rails for spring delivery. This was announced Friday by W. E. .Hodges, vice president, in charge ofi purchases. ,-iJe llllnos Steel company will roll, 12.000 tpns of the rails at Gary, Ind.,' and the Colorado Fuel and Iron com pany will furniBh the remainder from MInnequa, Colo. On Mexico On Page One, Second Section Tctfay mm alien PROTEST IS ANSWERED State Department Asks Gov ernor About Suspending 80 Percent Measure. ACTION FOLLOWS BISBEE MEETING Adoption of Measures To Prevent Immediate En forcement Considered. WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec 5. On the protests by the British and Italian governments against the Arizona anti-alien employment law, the state department today asked gov ernor Hunt, of Arizona, whether his au thority would permit him to suspend its operation, and whetner he thought It advisable to tane other measures to prevent its immediate enforcement. The communication seemed to indi cate the desirability of taking action in the matter, if possible. Consul Made Protest. The British consul had protested, through the ambassador at Washing ton, against the 80 percent law which prevents the employment of more than $ferF$r mass meeting of Englishmen was nela at BUbee. It was also understood the Japanese government is also considering enter ing a protest. VALLEY BANK OF PHOENIX TO REOPEN ITS DOORS SOON Phoenix. Ariz.. Dec. 5. Following a conference held here yesterday between many prominent bankers of the state with auditor J. C. Callaghan and the directors of the Valley Bank of Phoe nix, which closed its doors on Nov. 10, assurance is given that the institution will reopen at an early date. A compiittee of the board will be ap pointed to induce depositors to sub scribe 25 percent of their deposits for preferred stock in rhe reorganized com pany. The remainder of the deposits will be paid In cash, if demanded. Auditor Callaghan expects to com plete the reorganization the latter part of next week. FILE REPARATION CLAIMS FOR SWITCHING CHARGES Washington, D. C, Dec. 6. The San Francisco chamber of commerce today filed -with' the Interstate commerce commission, on behalf of many ship pers, large reparation claims for switching charges formerly collected by railroads there. This action was supplementary to similar claims filed by Los Angeles shippers, amounting to millions of dollars. The commission held the charges il legal and that ruling was sustained by the supreme court. INDIAN V STATE OFFICIALS INDICTED BY GRAND JURY Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 5. Indict ments alleging that state officials signed pay warrants for employes in excess of the amounts fixed by law and for more employes than allowed by statute, were Issued Friday night. Those indicted Included Lieut. Gov. W. P. O'Neill and Homer L. Cook, secre tary of state. Nine others were mem bers of the legislature. LIEUT. INGRAM APPOINTED ANNAPOLIS FOOTBALL COACH. Annapolis, Md. Dec s. Lieut. Jonas Ingram has been appointed head coach of the navy academy football team for next ' season, succeeding Lieut Douglas L. Howard. Lieut. Ingram was one of the academy's star athletes during his midshipman days., "CHIEF" BENDER LEAPS: GOES TO FEDERVL LEAGUE. Philadelphia, Pa.. Dec 5. "Chief" Albert H. Bender, pitcher of the Phila delphia American league champions, today signed a contract with the Fed eral league. BOSWBLL'S IIOJIE IS FALLING TO PIECES London. Eng., Doc. 5. The quaint old mansion in Great Queen street, which was for many years the home of .Tamp, Rnswell. tho Scotch hlnnrnnlio.. of Dr. Samuel Johnson, is falling to ! pieces. Aiinougn sua occupied, it has had to be propped up on the street front, and the 'literary pilgrim scarcely recognizes, under their timber supports, the brick pilasters which were its chief architectural distinction. POK SALE Hoosier kitchen cabinet, ' .Just like new. ( For further information of the nbote nee page 5, Sec. II, column 4. ,f thlw paper. War As It Is Seeti By a Parisian Artist jjrxjin-n3TLrucrT rxj-trt a-?-n -n-n-n-rt-rtJTj?n T-Tt4 jTfMVy1 PBg: m$$8b?mL a Nicholas: "The. heavens, (This cartoon, by Grandjouan, Is from v-. - &gg SiBlKB HWM wsaf ' NaT- jMKaBw THE WAR AT A GLANCE THE desperate character of the band to bond fighting; in aiwtnnltH on trenches, and the uie of hand grenades and bomb throning machines, are described In a British olticlnl eje witness report Issued today, which nlso iIIcloe that the allies are uJnc tunnel boring- apparatus for sub terranean nppronch to the German entrenchments. It la said that nubterranrnn life la the rule along the firing line, where defensive operation have hern brought to n state of such efficiency that the German have practically reused their efforts to break through the line of the enemy by nKsnalt. Open fightlnir, consequently, has nlmoat disap peared, and the contest hai taken on the nature of seise operations. BOTH SIDES f-L.VIM PROGRESS Tbla report, however, coiers the situation only up to Nov. 20, since which time, o In shown by recent official niutement, there have been henvy infantry engagements. To day's announcementa from the French and German war offices con tain clnlms of progress on both nldes. At one point north of the Lys, nayn the French report, an advance of 500 yardn n noteworthy move ment In view of the character of the operations was mode. The Intense character of the fighting In Indicated by the fact that the war office considers It worthy of re mark thnt one port of n hamlet remain), In possesion of the allies. GERMANY TO INFLUENCE ITALY Itnl'n attitude In the European war hnn ngaln become a source of concern, In view of premier Snlnn ilrn'n declaration that his country won In no way bound to fight with Germany and Auntrln, ami the In timation thnt ir her loyalty to treaty obligations were questioned further, rhc would dlacIONe the text of the triple alliance ngrcement. The German government's appoint ment of prince A on Iluelow, former chnncelor. nn temporary head of the embanny at Rome, In Interpreted by Rome dlnpatchen as meaning thnt Berlin would exert strong pressure to prevent Itnly from joining forces with the allien. HEAVY FIGHTING IN ALSACE The nccnt pbne of the wnr, so fnr an wan Indicated by the .daj'n dlnpntcben, la heavy fighting In Alsace, where the French hnte suc ceeded in maintaining a foothold on German territory since the open ing of hostilities. ComnnratUelr little has been heard of the struggle there, which In virtually n sepnrate campaign, hut novt the French apparently hme begun n ilgqroua offensive moiement. Tbe main battle Ih In progrenn near Altklrch, where, the German wnr office. sa?s, the nttnckn of the French have been repnlneil. Design by GRANDJOUAN. too? Wall 'up the sky," the "!' Asslette Au Beurre, Paris.) GERM NS CUT WAY OUT Dispatches nre beginning to come In from Petrogrnd which give n doner view of the war in the east. v They Indicate that tbe Germaux, who fonght their way out o,f the Russian trap, performed a mont deNperate and valorous feat. The heavy force southeast of Lodz, which wan hemmed In. in said to ban cut Its way with bayonets, step by step for 15 miles. In the fere of constant artneks, until It won able to rejoin the main body. Thin battle Is described ns the bloodiest and most pitiless of the war. London, Eng.. Dec. 5 A dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company from Lisbon, Portugal, says that all the mem bers of the Portuguese cabinet re signed today in a body. Portugal's impending entry into the war on the side of the allies has been frequently rumored. EUROPE WISHES ONLY THE NECESSITIES FROM AMERICA Copenhagen. Denmark. Dec. 5. This city is now the Mecca of Germans and the hotels are full of merchants, s'les men and others intent upon doing busi ness with the neutral world especially the United States. The busiest office in town at present is that of the American consul general, and Mr. Winslow is doing his utmost to assist the exporters of America In the sale of their commodities. Exporters should bear in mind, said Mr Winslow. that only necessities can be sold to Durope at the present time and no experiments will be made by Danish importers. Grain, cotton, flour, provisions, footwear, clothing, canned goods, metals and all raw material will have the call. WOMAN IS GIVEN VICTORIAN CROSS FOR BRAVERY ON FIELD Havre. France, Dec. 5. The order Leopold, the Victorian Cross of Bel gium, is conferred on Mile. Renaudiere. of Schaerback. for bravery under fire while serving with the Red Cross am bulance. In a number of difficult fights. Mile, Renaudiere went out on the field to seek and bring in Belgian wounded in defiance of shot and shell. Her name now appears as chevalier of the Order of Leopold on the war office records by order of king Albert. CABINET HITS, LISBON IRES Indemnity For Benton Kill ing Will Be Demanded From Any Faction. zapataInsists on emilio gomez Maylorena May Quit Fight; The Destruction of British Railroad Threatened. WASHINGTON, D. C Dec. 5. England Is not opposed to tbe possible candidacy of Gen. Villa for the Mexican presi dency; England Is looking to her Indemnity from Mexico, It wan In dicated by Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, British ambassador to Wnshlcg too, today. One of the chief claims for Indemnity will be .he killing of Vt'IIHam S. Benton. British subject, near Juarez. Responsibility wan laid upon Villa. The ambassador Indicated that whatever faction Is nnpreme In Mexico will be expected to pay. Sir Spriag-Rlee, the British am bassador. Informed the ntnte de partment today ef a dispatch, from British charge Hohier In Mexico City. nayiiMt reports- were current that Gen. Carranxa wast planning to destroy the British owned railroad -etween eracrns and Mexico City by blowing up certain tunnels. The ambassador nlno Informed the department that Carrauza il. seized at Veracruz British cotton consigned to Interior mills, as well ns other shipments of British goods. He Is understood to have niade no specific -request or the United States, and his action was In line with the established policy of eomiurnienting to the de partment nil reports from Mexico City. , I Grave concern wan expressed, however. overthe reported threat of Cnrranza to put the railway, the only line operated between Mexico City and A erncruz, out of commis sion. If tbln were done by destroy ing tunnels, a long time would be required to restore traffic. Mean while Brltlsb subjects and other foreigners in interior Mexico would not have that means of escape from Jlexlco Cltj. ZAPATAIK OUTiCKZ REPRESENTATIVES of Emihano Zapata, the Morelos bandit lead er, acting on direct orders of their chief, have proposed at a con ference with Villa leaders, that Emilio Vasquez Gomez De named provisional president for 30 davs. Considerable friction has alreadv developed between the Villa and Zapata factions over the naming of a pro isional president it is declared nv Carranz agents. Villa and Zapata have entered Mex ico City proper, but both are aeain back in the suburbs. Zapata haMncr returned from an inspection of fie operations of his forces in the Ticmitv of Puebla The Zapata forces actual! v In the citv are under command of Eufemio Zapata, a relative of the MOrelos chief Villa, through representatives -who hare been holding conferences -n Ith Zapata representatives at some point near the city to arrange for the joint occupation of the capital bv the tw o forces, has agreed to all of the pro visions of "the plan of Ayala" except that he demanded that the clause nam ing Gomez as provisional president be stricken out. Znnatn for "Plan of Ayala." The "plan of Avala" was adopted by Zapata four rears ago. when he first took the field, and has alwavs expressly stipulated that Gomez be made president upon the success of the Zapata movement Pascual Orozco. the "Colorado" leader, is named as second choice for the provisional presidency . but it is believed that no friction will develop over the striking out of th's nrAtldnn a it -urns mod, nt !l tiTTl J when Orozco was supposed to be sup porting Gomez, at the tune the latter acted, for less than a week, as pro visional president with his provisional capital in Juarez He was forced to flee when Orozco started for fie boi -der from Chihuahua. Vllln May Drop Gutierrez. That Villa is not strictlv adhering to the acts of the Vguascallentes mn- ferenm. is Inrtiratc-T bv the report that he has offered the names of a number of substitutes for Eulalio Gutierrez. named provisional president bv the conferences with Zapata's lieutenant" Gutierrez is proposed as the leadinsr candidate for the provisional prci dencv upon the joint occupation of Mex ico City, but, as substitutes. Villa ts said to have named -.iguel Sllva or Felipe Angeles. AU of these candi dates, according to reports receded (Continued on Page 2. Column S.