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TODAY'S PRICES T r Finer Handy & Harmon quota 1 ., 4 Gralnt. hUhy Livestock. a i i u Mexican bank notes, fn villa rurrncv. 1 7 Chihuahua, currency, 17 Carranxa currency, 17&. "WEATHER FORECAST. Fair tonight and tomorrow. month. 12 PAGES. TWO SECTIONS. TODAY. EL PASO. TEXAS. TUESDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 15. 1914. DELIVERED ANTftHERE 60 CENTS A LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS, 1GHT ATTACK BEFORE WARSAW FAIL k5crbs it&.k ocirs.ii AustriB. oiiiirs 1 Vienna Reports Military Changes Made Evacuation Of City Necessary. GIVE UP CAPITAL WITHOUT BATTLE Troops Are Fatigued By Heavy Fighting But Are Not Discouraged. VIENNA, AuBtria, Dec. 13, The abandonment of Belgrade by the Austrians Is acknowledged In an official statement given out at army headquarters today. The statement follows: . . .. In tie southern theater of war the retirement of our right whig Involved a change In the military situation which made it advisable for us to abandon Belgrade, Servia, which was evacuated without fighting. ' nUr troops have fought long ana fatiguing battles, but are in the best of spirits." The recapture of Belgrade was re ported from Nish. Seryia, the provls f"i capital. Monday night, hot there . , im dciails. With Belgrade lo the ' ai. ii of the Servians, the. JattejEjREUl again he e -terfM XtfstrflPHflrt garv on the defensive, forcing he? to ifend her borders along the Danube. it is believed. MME. BOURSIN'S CHATEAU TRANSFORMED INTO HOSPITAL rarls. France, Dec, 15. The chateau lu Roupir. near Vailly sur Aisne, trans formed into a military hospital, and rheltcring a number of wounded of l'Oth armies, has been bombarded and e1cstroid by the Germans. The chateau I t-Ionged to" madaree Bourstn, who was the principal heiress to the great for tune left by Chauchard, the department store magnate, and it contained a con s' dcrable number of rare works of art trat have been lost. Madame Boursln's t ame was frequently mentioned by Caillaux in the Calmette affair. Cal uiette and Chauchard were close fuends AVIATORS, SEA WRECKED, REFUSE AID IF INTERNED London. Eng., Dec. 15. Though v. -er ked at res. and in danger of drown ing tv. o British war aviators refused to be res ued If it meant they would be interned in Holland until the end of the w.ir according to a telegram to Reu tct s Telegram company from Flushing. Tt sas the aviators were picked up from the North sea by the Dutch steam er tiranji- Nassau. They were given assurances they' would be landed In I r.gland The aviators are reported to !ae flown over Belgium where they mopped bombs within the German lines. GERMANY flOrlD CONFISCATE ESTVTES OF TRINCE DB SGN. Biislau. Germany. Dec. 15. Agita tion has been started here for the con fiscation of the principality of Sagan. It stands in the name of prince Howard of Sagan. son of duke Helie and the duchess of Tallyratid, who was Anna ;ould of New York. The confiscation iq demanded as a reprisal.against the alleged confiscation of German prop em in France. The principality consists of the castle nt sagan and J 4 estates aggregating fcn,(HHt acres. PARIS IS I) IKK, FISAKING AIRMEN. IVris France, Dec 15. AH the street 3 mis in Paris were extinguished at midnight The reason r this precau tion is said to have been the receipt of a report that two Zeppelin dirigible balloons had been sighted at Amiens, proceeding in the direction of Paris. Symphony Concert ! !'. ! Free To tlie Public, nfHE El Paso Symphony orchestra I will give the second of its winter series of free concerts Friday afternoon at 4:10 ocloek in the Craw ford theater. The program for the concert will be the most ambitious yet presented by this organization, as it will consist al most wholly of classical numbers. The principal features of the concert will be the production of the "Peer tjynt" suite, by Grieg, and the overture lo "William Tell," by Rossini. H. 13. Van Surdam, the director of the orches tra, has been holding dally rehearsals and the concert is expected to be th most successful of any given by the svmphony orchestra. Ten musicians have been added to the orchestra since the last concert, giving the orchestra a strength of 40 musicians. L. E. Faget, 'cellist, will plav the cello solo Introduction to lhe "William Tell" overture. The solo, de scriptive of the coming of morning, in ... . - .. . . n the Name of the Prince of Peace, They U. S. ORDERS 3 - Trie War At a Glance MUCH confident claims have been made by the allies during the last week concerning the suc km of their new movement nfcnlnat the German line that the Berlin military authorities have issued a special etntement io contradict them. The French official state ments, in particular, have reported a long series of victories, Includ ing the destruction of a number or ?,!,. hfiMerle. the enpture of trenches nnd the rout of the Ger man Infantry attacks along the -nhole line. The German statements, however, have said there has been little activity, and today's an nouncement from Berlin character ises the French report j)t Decem ber 12 concerning the destruction of batteries nnd capture of trenches ns n "pure Invention." GERMANS BEGIN RETREAT The definite statement Is made In Rotterdam thnt the Germans have begun n retreat, falling back in Belgium toward n prepared line fnrther from the const. Official confirmation was lacking, how ever. SERVIANS SAY BELGRADE TAIiBN The report from Nish that the Servians had recaptured Belgrade was not confirmed from any other sources, although It was admitted In Vienna that the Austrlans hnd suffered reverses In Servln. TURKS BOMBARD SEBASTOPOL It Is announced In Berlin thnt the Turkish cruiser Mldlrll, formerly the German warship Breslnu, has bombarded the Russian Black sea port of Sebastopol, although with what; effect Is not stated. The snllan of Turkey, address ing parliament, asserted that Tur key had been forced Into the war ly the hostile nets of Russia, France and England. Tokio. Japan, Dec. 15. An explosion occurred today in a coal mine at Fu kuoka, as a result of which 800 labor ers are imprisoned in the workings of the mine. Fukuoka Is on the seacoast, 65 miles to the north of Nagasaki. CA2TT GIVE TEACHER CHRISTMAS PRESENT Pupils in New York School Cnn't Make Gifts to Teachers nnd Teachers Must Not Give to Superintendent. New York, Dec. 15 City superin tendent Maxwell sent instructions to the principals of all public schools yesterday calling their attention to the bylaw of the board of education which prohibits teachers and pupils from con tributing toward a gift for a teacher, principal or superintendent. This la to prevent the coercion of public school children in the matter of making Christmas or other gifts to teachers or other school officers. Dr. Maxwell also ordered that special care be taken in the exercises of the approaching holidays that no offence be given to persons of any religious faith by the introduction of distinctly religious subjects. CALIFORNIA TO RECLAIM HUGE TRACT OF LAND San Francisco, Calif, Dec. 13. Three million acres of government land along the Colorado river in San Bernardino, Riverside and Imperial counties is to be surveyed and reclaimed for settlers. The California conservation society has decided on an Immediate reconnaisance of the land, partly In order to give work to men who arc now unemployed. Under the Carey act, the state may take up 1,000,000 acres of this land. The plan is to construct an irrigation sys tem for the reclamation of the land with the labor of the unemployed. Those who refuse work and wages on the reclamation project are to be treated as vagrants and sent to the rock pile. Friday ! At 4:30 -:jV' Crawrorcl Tkeater the opening movement of the overture, I r11 .... , . i t. i-r .. , uc pitiyea Dy .jir. rageu r iiav;r will play the clarinet solo, and R. Gar cia the flute solo in the third movement of the overture. In the fourth move ment, the French horns will play the major part. The full orchestra will be heard in the second movement, which Is descriptive of the storm. Of the "Peer Gynt" suite, the third number, "Ase's Death," is perhaps tne best known. The other numbers in this suite are: "In the Morning," "In T-he Hall of the King" and "Anitra's Dance." One of Karganofs nocturnes will be played by the orchestra. Karganof is one of the older of the modern Russian composers and his works are very highly rated by musicians. In addition to these numbers, the di rector. It E. Van Surdam, will sing "At Dawning," by Cadman. As the orchestra is supported by pri vate subscription, there Is no admls sion charge to the concert. mine explosion- wkhejk MinnC flPTII I ITPVfXJ. S. Artillery TOPROGEEDTO 1EI0HBI Secretary of War Sends , Troops and Guns on Gen. Bliss's Request. TROOPS WILL BE SENT FROM TEXAS Artillery Includes Three Batteries, Maying Six in All At Naco. w ASHINGTON, tt. O, Dec. 15. In response to a re. quest from Brig. Gen. Bliss nt Naco, Ariz., secretary Gar rison today ordered three regi ments of Infantry from Galveston or Texas Cltyj one battery of 4.7 Inch guns nnd two batteries of 4.7 inch howitzers from Fort SHI, Oklahoma, to proceed nt once to the Mexican border. A Will Back Up V. S. Demands. These troops will be available to back up forceful measures which the United States is contemplating to stop firing Into American territory by con tending Mexican factions across front Naco, Ariz , ,. , . Troops . Now&ajtNaco. " TropB already at Nacd include 18 troops of cavalry, all of the 10th caval ry from Fort Huachuea. and most of the Ninth cavalry from Douglas. The command which Gen. Bliss will have will thus include cavalry, infan try, field artillery, machine guns and signal service. Precaution, Says tiarrlson. In announcing this action, secretary Garrison said: "In view of conditions on the border. as he sees it. Gen. Bliss has requested max. aamuonai lniantry and artillery be sent him. In compliance to this request, the troops are being dis patched and placed under his com mand. These reinforcements are sent as a measure of precaution." Gen. John J Pershing, commanding the Eighth infantry brigade on the bor der, said Tuesday afternoon that he had received no orders for troop movements from 'Washington. He added that the movement of troops would indicate that inland troops and those at Texas City were to be sent to Naco rather than any of the troops in his brigade being ordered there. It will require two days for the troops to reach El Paso from Texas City and an equal length of time to bring troops from Fort Sill, Okla., army officers say. They say the troops should begin to arrive here Thursday afternoon if their orders to load are is sued at once. STILL DENY RECEIVING ORDERS TO HALT FIRE Naco, Ariz., Dec. 15. Gov. Maytorena, besieging Naco, Son., still reiterates he has had no orders from Mexico City to refrain from firing beeause the bullets are wounding Americans in Arizona. Gen. Tasker H. Bliss, commanding here, has been reinforced by two troops of the 9th cavalry from Douglas and two troops of the 10th cavalry from Fort Huachuea. This gives him 18 troops of cavalry, three batteries of artillery and numerous machine gnn platoons. Bullets and shrapnel still fall in Arizona. ROOSEVELT MAY TELL OF NATIONAL DEFENCES "Washington, D. C, Dec. 15. Col Roosevelt loomed up today as a possi ble witness before the house naval com mlttee In Its discussion of the prepared ness of national defences. At today 3 session representative Hobson pressed chairman Padgett to call the former president and, after some discussion, tho question was left to be decided in an executive session of the committee ""Why invite him?" demanded repre sentative Butler. "He's been assistant secretary of the navy and president and commanderln chief, and has been in a position, to know the facts about national defence," returned Mr. Hobson, who protested that his suggestion was being treated in a "cavalier" way. Representative- Buchanan remarked that "due to the fact that Mr. Roose velt seldoms expresses himself through the newspapers and magazines, it might be well to get hold of him and drag something out of him." NAVY DEPARTMENT OPENS BIDS FOR 8 SUBMARINES Washington, D. C, Dec. 15. Bids were opened today at the navy depart ment for eight submarines, one of which is to displace between sz5 and 1066 tons. The exact specifications are unavail able. There were only two bidders, the Electric oBat company and the Lake Submarine Torpedo Boat company. The latter submitted 30 separate bids. Kor the big sea going marine, the Electric company's bid was the lowest, lit 1,350,000 for a vessel of 925 tons, while the Lake company bid for smaller har bor defence boats was the lowest, be ing $376,000 for a vessel of 250 to?" REGIMENTS TO NACO Gen. Taster H. Bliss and view of main street in Naco, Ariz. Gen. Bliss and three batteries of field artillery ere at Xaco, Ariz., to put an end to the Mexican practice of shooting across the border and killing Americans, so the secretary of war announced when thev were ordered there. Football Players Form Exclusive Battalion To Fight For the British London, Eng, Dec. 15. .s an answer to the recent charges that football players are paying too much attention to their game and too little to recruit ing, it Is announced thai "fllans have been completed for sending to the front a battalion of 1100 men. com posed entirely of football players, both amateurs and professionals. Another newly organized battalion is to be composed entirely of men whose height is less than the official stand ard, recently reduced to five feet three Inches. Members of this "bantams' bat talion" are to receiwe a special dis pensation from lord Kitchener enab ling them tn loin. - They must be over ffve feet tall, and not more than file. J feet three inches. MIDDLE WEST IS GROWING WARMER; COLD IS ABATED Kansas City, Mo.. Dec. 15. High temperatures prevailed generally throughout the southwest today. The .-inrt ve i-errt from the north to the south, the sun was shining and the mercury a"t many points was rising at the rate of a degree an hour. In Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma. Ne braska and Iowa the rise in 24 hours trail from 10 to 15 degrees, while in Texas the government readings ranged from four degrees higher at Amarillo to four degrees lower than yesterday at Corpus Christ!. The mercury at the latter point this morning stood at 2S degrees above zero, the lowest Decem ber temperature for years. NO DISCRIMINATION IN . ARIZONA LAW, SAYS WILSON "Washington, D. C, Dec. 13. There is no discrimination against any na tionality of aliens in Arizona's new SO percent law, said president' Wilson to day. The law, he said, is aimed at all aliens alike. . ' President "Wilson does not think it feasible to map out a general pl".i for coordinating the powers of the states and the federal government regarding legislation affecting aliens, but believes ,T.ot aqaIi allfc.pri iHcnrirYiinn t Inn must be dealt with on its merits and every effort maae to conserve treaty oon gations. SAYS CROOKS OUTSHINE POLICEMEN IN BRAINS San Francisco, Calif., Dec. IS. Police chief Augustln "White told the Civic League of Improvement clubs Monday he was unable to halt the present crime wave because of an inadequate supply of policemen. He said, "tho modern crook is a high class criminal who out shines the ordinary policeman in brains a city block." ALBUQUERQUE SHIVERS; IT'S 8 DEGREES BELOW ZERO Albuquerqhe, N". M., Dec. 15. The thermometer dropped to eight below zero here this morning, setting a new low record for December in this sec tion of New Mexico. & THE DAY IK CONGItESS. Washington, D. C, Dec. 15.. The day in congress: Senate. 4 Hearings on the water power & O- site leasing bill were continued t before the lands commission. The banking committee con- O & sidered rural credits leglsla- tlon. 4t The commerce committee O worked on the administration O bill for buying a merchant ma- rlne. House. Passed a concurrent resolu- tion for a holiday recess from Dec. 23 to Dec. 29. The naval committee resum- ing hearings on the naval bill. & & The legislative, executive x and judicial appropriation bill was debated upon the floor. May Fire Across Border "Til IT RIPE GE PEACE" British and German Prelates Decline to Sign Ap peal For Peace. Lsndoo. Eng., Dec 15. The arch bishop of Canterbury and Dr. Dryander. th. .German court ohapiain, have re fused to' sign an appeal, addressed to the Christian .chin -hes urging them among the things "seriously to keep Dfc3-4 befo'e thei- eyes -In order that bloodshed s"on mBv cease." The appeal has been signed by many prominent dimes', including bisnep Gfem- of New York and .bishop Tutile of St. Louis. But although both the Anglican prelates and the German doc tor ,.f divinity ate in entire accord with the signatories, as the correspon dence just published makes plain, in devoutedlv hoping God may ordain that peace shall soon be restored, each is of the opinion, apparently, that the only peacf to be desired is that founded on ibo triiiTnohant demonstration of the righteousness of his country s cause. The archbishop writes: "You may be certain that at the first moment when it seems to me that an opening is pre sented for securing a righteous and en during peace I shall do my utmost to urge It, out 1 am ciear uii mi. mo ment greatly as we long for It, has not yet come. . ' m . "The conflict which has been forced upon Europe (I impute no motive, but merely state a fact) must I 'ear, now that It has begun, proceed for the bringing to an Issue the fundamental moral principles of faithfulness- to a nation's obligation to its solemnly plighted word. The recognition of the moral validity of .such an obligation is fundamental to the maintenance of peace and progress among the nations ofthe world.' ,, Dr. Dryander takes strong exception to 5. paragraph of the appeal which reads: "The tangle of unaeriying aim active causes which accumulate In the course of time, and tne proiimaic events which led to tho breaking of j peace, are left to history to unravel." Ho declares it would be impossible, for him to sign that statement. He writes: "History will certainly show to us in a different light much that we can now see through the dark clouds of dust arsing from the arena or tne nresent struuzle. But that history will show only the clearer as has been done already m "" eousness of our cause, upon this firm conviction of ours are founded our good conscience, our confidence ana our resolution in the terrlbW distress of the present ttme. - - any one is attacked on four sides and de fends his liff. he acts in self defence and fulfills a Christian duty. We are in this situation " RUSSIAN CAPITAL SUFFERS; ICE CUTS OFF WATER SUPPLY London, Eng., Dec. 15. Petrograd. capital of Russia, is suffering from wa ter shortage, according to a dispateh to iteuter's Telegram company. The blocking of the Neva river conduits by ice is responsible. Factories are shutting down and the tea shops and bath houses also are closing. The people are fearful that t should a fire break out great damage will result This is the first time the conduits have been stopped by ice since 1893. KINGS WILL CONVENE TO DISCUSS WAR MEASURES Copenhagen. Denmark, Dec. 15. To discuss affairs of common Interest with respect to the war, king Haakon, of Norway, and king Frederick, of Den mark, will visit king Gustav, of Swe den, at Malmo, southern Sweden, next Friday and Saturdaj. They will bo ac companied by their fortign ministers and secretaries. It is claimed the persistence of Ger many in trying to force Sweden into the war is impelling the three nations above named to consider a coalition for the maintenance of their independence. T Kill or Wound One Per Second ? SsSPBSSmI m Poland Becomes Another Belgium; 500 Towns Ak Ruined, Civilians Slain London. Eng., Dec. 15. Russian Po land is fast becoming another Belgium in point ot-jwfferlng while the oppos ing arcnfeey-dHW eah ether haak and forth, occupy and reoccupy oitles and villages and inflict upon the inhabi tants bombardments similar to 'those .suffered in Belgium arid nortnern France. More than 500 Polish towns hae been ruined, according to various accounts from the correspondents. Bach army accuses the other of the looting and cruelty. The flight of the civilians from Lodz was one of the most tragic episodes of the war, while one corre spondent pictures the fall of Lodz as a repetition of Louvain, with the slaugh ter of 400 civilians and the sacking or the city, A distressing feature of the fighting in Poland lies in ' the fact that blood kindred are pitted against each other. FIFTY INDIANS IN HOSPITALS WITH WOUNDED LEFT HANDS Southampton. Eng- Dec. 15. A Cana dian soldier who has visited several hospitals in the south of England re cently skw 40 or 50 East Indians all of whom had their left hand bandaged. He BoioMi one of the Red Cross attendants how they all received th same sort of injuries. , "All of them have bayonet wounds In the left hand, because of their style of fighting," was the reply. "When they get close enough for a hand to hand fight they tHrow down their guns, par ry the bavonets of the enemy with their left hand and use their knives with the right hand. Of course they get a bad wourid 'in their left hand, but they don't mirid hat and they almost al ways get their man." VOLUNTEER NURSES ARE INCOMPETENTREGULARS SAY London, Kng, Dec. if. As a result of a protest from the national council of trained nurses that Incompetent women areserving ath"e front and in hospitals, lord Kitchener, the war sec retary, has called on the council for a detailed report. The press some- time ago directed public attention to the fact that many eager young women, either wealthy or , sociaiy prominent, were clamoring for positions as nurses. "While the motives of the young women are to be com mended, it has been said that their meager training was hardly beneficial to the wounded. OFFICERS VIOLATE PAROLE: GERMANY SENDS THEM BACK Zevenraar, Holland, Dec. IB. Ger many will not" allow officers who have been taken prisoners of war to violate their paroles This became known Monday when two officers who had violated their paroles and returned ot Germany were sent back here under orders of their government. The officers reported to the com manding officer at the internment camp at Bergen, where they will be In terned until the end of the war. Be fore the violation of their parole they liad the privilege of free movement GERMAX CRVISER DAMAGED. Santiago, Chile, Dec. -15. It is offi cially announced that the German crui ser Dresden, now at Punta Arenas, is damaged. She will be allowed to make repairs, but will be compelled to sail Immediately afterward or else be Interned. Can't Do Without Herald Pinion, Xew Mexico, December 12, 1914. Editor El Paso Herald: ,, Enclosed find $2, for which please extend my subscription to The Herald. Keep sendine the paper, for I can't do without it. Respectfully, LUTA SMITH. The Turkish Cruiser Brestau Shells Russian Port of Sebastopol. GERMANSREPORT RUSSIAN MUTINY French and English Claim Allies Are Advancing, Defeating Foe. y ONDON". Eng., Dec: I , frontal attacks on 15. German the Russian lino tn th wMt of "Warsaw, un der cover of night, were successfully repulsed by the Russians, according to trustworthy information reaching Pe trograd from the front today. At mam points along the front the Russians succeeded in capturing several German positions. This report, taken in conjunction with, others from Petrograd of earl e-" date, are taken to indicate that tne Germans are attacking the r.ussia-s before Warsaw both from the west ami north. Whether thev .ire also south o southwest of the city has not been clearly demonstrated Turk Bombard Sebastopol. The Turkish cruiser Breslau. si-'.:" ship of the Goeben, both of which we--.? sold by Germany to Turkey earlj in tho war. is reported today in the Ger.. man official announcement to have bombarded the Russian port of Sebas topol on the Black sea. It is one of the most important Russian bases. jr rrncli Heiain uniiuu uu. The official statement given out o the French war office ro Paris th-s afternoon says: "Between the sea and the Ls tie English have occupied a little forest. to the west of Wvtschaete The ground gained Monday by our troops along the Ypres canal and to the west or Hollebeke has been retained in spite of a vigorous counter attack on the part of the enemy Cannonading in the Argonne. --.. h- tt.lri.n frnntlpr to the Somme there is nothing to report From the Somme to the Argonne mere ua been intermittent cannonading Ex cepting in the region of Crouy this artillery fighting has not been spir ited. In the Argonne we have made some progress and retained the ad vances made by us on preceding dais. "In the Vosges, the railroad station of St Leonard to the south of St. Die has been violently bombarded by the Germans from a considerable distance. Gennani Gain nt Steinbaeh. "In Alsace there has not been much activity on the part of the enemj s artillerv with the exception of before Steinbaeh, where an attack by German infantrymen, coming from Uffholt7. was successful in gaining a fOothold We have everywhere retained the po sitions won neviously by us." German Trenches Cnptured. The offiAal information bureau to dav gave (Jut the following statement: "After a period of comparative quiet the fighting in northern France has recommenced. "A combined attack hv the allies wis made Monday on the line from Holle beke to Wytschaete. in Belgium Se -eral German trenches and a numoer of, prisoners were captured and sub stantial progress was made."' Rreslau Bombards Sebastopol. Berlin, Germany, a ia Wireles to Sayvill", I I, Dec. l"i The official press bureau toda gr.ve out the fol lowing: -- "The Turkish cruiser Mldireli (for merly the Breslau) has bombarded Sebastopol, Russia, on the Black sea. "Vienna newspapers report a mu tiny In. the arjny beseiging Praemysl. Several battalions are sala to have been sent away In fetters. "The Turkish official bulletin sa3 the large cruiser Sultan Selim (the Goeben) bombarded Batum on Decem ber 10. setting fire to the city The Russian land batteries returned the fire without success "Constantinople learns authorita tively that a Mohammedan uprising hac occurred in the Caucasus, and that 50D0 Russian Moslems went over to fight against the Russians." Germans Say Attacks Repulsed. "The French have made weak at tacks against our position between the Meuse and the Vosges. but these were easily repulsed. There were no im portant events on the west front or In east Prussia or south Poland Our operations in north Poland are devei- P,ng- ,. a. "The following remarks are made (Continued en Vage 3, Col. 4).