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TODAY'S PRICES 1 ller (Handy 4. Harmon quota i 01 9', Grains, higher Livestock nra 1 Mexican bank notes 17 Chi huahua currency. 1 Carranra. cur- LAIT-ST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. HOT B ATTL E FOOT IN Salazar Captain Is Made Prisoner and Many of His Men Killed in Action. CARRANZA TROOPS LEAVING TAMPICO A re Advancing Against the Villisias at Monterey and San Luis PoiosL TIE first pitched battle between the forces of Gen Villa and those of Oen Jose Tnez Salasar oc curred Wednesday afternoon, accord ins to official advices received by Gen Toraas Ornelas. mlU'sn commander of luarex. The battle ended in the com plete rout of the Salazar troops, he savs. According to the Juarez advices, the fight occurred In the Alcanaaa umuib, tains, in the Gateatta district ! THIa troops were m part of the command of Oen Juan Cabral, whose expedition of 2S00 into southern Sonera recently passed through Juarez! It was later reported that a strong force Would make Casas Grandes its base to in augurate a campaign against Salazar. " ilia, when here last week, announced that the Salazar element was to be ex terminated Nearly Ml Killed. The Salazar forces had been raiding small towns for the last few days, and. i nee Mon1a the Cabral troops have been endeavoring to corner the band cording- to Juarez advices, the 'Sala zar troops held a trong position in the mountains The fight began shortly after noon on Wednesday and lasted two hours At the end of that ime onl four of the band escaped, the remainder being either killed or cap tui eo Captain Is Capture)!. Among those captured Has Isaac 1 uentes, who was wounded Upon his person was found the commission of a captain signed by Salazar Fuentes If supposed to have been in charge of the band He, together with the other prisoners, will be taken to Casas '.randes, where they will be tried. Fol low ing the trial it is understood that ( apt Fuentes will be brought to Tuarz when an endeavor will be made to learn from him the full strength and location of the Salazar troops. Election of Gutierrez. Neither Vilja nor Carranza agents here have as et received official no tification of the report (from Mexico CIt that I ulalio Gutierrez has been iecKctd provisional president. Both because he has taken a stand against th wiiolesale executions in Mexico City ana Decause ot nis part in the eaoapt of Eduardo Iturbide, Gutierrez is eon- v sidered to be Tery unpopular with the 1 y-ipata faction, whose candidate has been Gen Jose Rojles, minister of war. Mexican Lund Division. A bill has been drawn up and will be presented to the Aguascallentes confer tnce now in session at Mexico City to define th powers of the Chihuahua l.i mi commission, according to advices (ConUmied en Page ", Ost, 1). Reserved Seats FOR fc Amigo Listo' (Ready Friend) 'Benefit Vaudeville Snow Tomorrow Friday Nigkt Jan. 15 Texas Grand Tkeater Down-Town Box Office, Ryan's Drug St Seate May Be Reserved ALL 'SEATS ARE 50 GENTS Will You Be Found Whining Jan. 30 That SINGLE COPT FIVE CENTR TO CHANGE TEXAS CONSTITUTION Tne War At a Glance W. ITIIIN a two hour motor ride of raria, emperor sa II- Hnm of Germany Is direct ion a violent attack on the French line. The Germans under the eyes of their ruler, won an Importnnt victory In the fighting AVednesday near soissons, the point at vthlch the battle line, stretching down from the north of the point nearest Paris, turns to the eastward. In both the Paris and Berlin of ficial statements todnj, the victor J of the Germans on the heights of A regny, northeast of Soissons, Is recorded. The Berlin statement mlila that the Germnnx, churning through henry mud, took trench after trench, clearing the heights and capturing 110 prisoners. FIERCE FIOHTFSG F E VST In the east nlso, furious fighting has been resumed. The Itusilnn forces In east Prnhala have been driven back, the Berlin vtnr office states, bat Hie Russians udvnnclng toward the Prussian frontier from the Mlnvvn region hale captured scleral towns. In central Folnn,: the Germans hate mndc four violent attacks within 4S hours. They succeeded In driving back the Russians nnd -winning considerable ground. Russia has once more undertaken an offensive movement against two ot the three nations she Is fight ing. SEEK TO PUNCTUATE FBXSSIV fter a long period of Inactivity her forces In the north nre attempt ing to penetrate from, two direc tions Into east Prussia, where Rus sia severnl months ago sustained one of -rfHer jmost severe defeats of the, wnr. In the Caucasus Russian forees are again engaged in heavy fighting with the Turks, who, ac cording to offlctnl Petrograd nd--rlecs, have sustained large losses In the late encounters. In Gallcia nnd Ilukowlnn, where Russia's activities nre directed against Vustrla, there In now lit tle activity. severe weather hav ing checked military operations. PERSIANS VTTE3IPT13D DKPECI Although the Russian forces In northern Persia apparently offered no resistance to the Turks' ad vance, small forces of Persians de fended their country from invasion bnt with no success. Of a guard of 400 Persian horsemen nt Mlan 'doab. the "gateway to Persia," all but four were killed. Girl of 15 Denies Self Food to Furnish Funds For Sick Mother; Faints A girl of 16 years went without her meals until she fainted, so that all she earned might go to help her sick mother The mother is very ill with tuber culosis and the girl is breadwinner for them both She came to work so weak that she could hardly stand and her employer, on questioning her, found that she had not eaten a thing for 24 hours. The Salvation array workers were notified of the case and went to And the mother She was living in a small room In a basement on South El Paso street, where it was so dark that arti n?,al "" was needed all day. The f."1 her mother were destitute as the small salary had not gone far in supplying tne necessities or nie ior the invalid and the girl The army workers hate moved the family into a sanitary, sunshiny room, and have temporarily relieved their condition. Clothing Is needed very badly for the girl, garment that the girl can wear to work and good under clotbing. Now Selling ' THE: ore ty PLone No. 629 BILL CULLS FOR CONVENTION IN OCTOBER Election to Select Delegates Would Be Held , in July. COLQUITTMESSA GE A LENGTHY ONE Defends His Administration and Defends Bank. Law Which Failed. AUSTIN, Tex.. Jan li V concur rent resolution was introduced in the Texas senate today bv senator McNealus providing for the I calling of a constitutional convention to assemble at 12 oclqck noon in tne city of .Austin, on the first Monday in October, MIS, for the purpose of fram ing a saw eoaaHtHtion for the state. The resolution provides for ah elec tion to be held on the fourth Saturday in July. 191B, for the election of dele gates from each of the senatorial dis tricts, that is one delegate from each senatorial district, and one delegate also from each representative district. At this election each voter oting for the delegates shall also vote "For con vention." or "Against convention " In the event of a majority votes for the convention the governor shall issue his proclamation calling the convention. Colquitt's Message Longest on Record. Governor Colquitt today sent to the legislature one of the longest messages ever written by a governor It con tained more than SO 00 words. The message is largely taken up with a de fence of Colquitt's administration for the last four years. It ends by prom ising the incoming administration "friendly aid and cooperation " This is all done in a general way and gov ernor Colquitt does not specify that he Is going to support the "third arid fourth land limit plank," nor any of tho other favorite planks of Ferguson. Defends Pet Bank Measure. Much of the message is devoted to a defence of tne bank of Texas bill, which Colquitt tried to get a special session of the legislature to enact Would Reenact (Allison Law. The goiernor says the present legis lature should reenact the Allison liquor shipment laws that have been declared invalid by the court of crim inal appeals (Governor Ferguson is pledged not to sign any laws, "pro" or "anti," during bis term. Colquitt wants the legislature to amend the Robertson insurance law in several respects He wants to remit the penalties now accrued against those companies who left when the law was passed, and allow them to return ' He also wants the law amended so they can lend money in Texas, even if they do not want to return for the purpose of writing insurance Gov Colquitt's biggest recommenda tion along this line is one that would allow Texas cities and counties to sell bonds in Texas, and have them exempt from tax. He wants a law passed so that state, county and municipal bonds of insurance companies deposited in the state treasury shall be exempt from taxation. The only bonds exempt are federal bonds. Urges CompuKor Education. The governor recommends a com pulsory education law He savs he wants 'a law compelling all "idle" chil dren to attend school, or conversely he wants a law compelling all children not in school to go to work The outgoing governor recommends a civil service system for the state He defends the suspended sentence law and says It has done wonders to re form rather than punish those who break the law His message seems aimed at those who want that law re pealed, among whom is senator Mc Nealus, of Dallas Two Primary Elections. He favors the holding of two primary elections in Texas when no candidate has a majority in the first primary. He favors increasing the number of judges of the supreme court from three to five members, to relieve the work of that body. Proud of Tax Redaction. Colquitt points with pride to the fart that the tax rate has been lowered in Texas under his administration from 45 cents in 1913 to 37 cents this year He defends B. F Looney, the attorney general, pointing out that he has won 76 out of 8 suits, and has collected penalties of 3635,000 He sas railroad rates are too low in Texas, and using tne knowledge he gained as railroad commissioner, points out that the greatest losses by Texas railroads are caused by their interstate connections He shows how Texas roads (Continued on I'ase 7, Col. I). i EL PASO. TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING. JANUARY 14, 1915. ft. PERSIANS DIED FIGHTING Petrograd, Russia, -via London, Jan li The correspondent of the Bourse Gazette at Tiflis sends a statement made to him bj Schodja Ed Daculehl. the former governor of the province of Azerbijan, Persia, who has arrived in Tiflis. He Is one of four survivors of a guard of 400 Persian horsemen who, defended tne bridge at the en trance to Miandoab, "the gateway of Persia.' He fought the Turks for ten hours, enabling refugees to escape to Maragha. 50 miles south of Tabriz AH Christians who remained in Miandoab, he stated, were massacred "When I heard that the Turks were advancing," he said, "I posted 1500 troops in one of the Miandoab forts and 1200 in another. I myself with 400 relatives and friends fought a hopeless battle at the bridge until all but four were killed by the Turks quick firers. I then flod on horse back from Tabriz to Julfa. "All the members of the consulates and banks escaped from Tabriz." RUSSIANS AND GERMANS RESUME HARD FIGHTING Petrograd, Russia, via London, Jan 14 Furious fighting has been resumed in Russian Poland The Russian forces in the north, which are pushing toward east Prussia in the region of Mlawa, have captured a number of villages. In the center the Germans have made siana and occupied considerable ground. Important bodies of Russian troops have pushed northward from Warsaw in the movement toward the western end of the east Prussian frontier They have reoccupied a number of villages between Mlawa and Przasnysz, hith-. erto held by the Germans. In the center, at the Junction of the Bzura and Rawka rivers, where fight ing has been in progress for more than a month, the Germans have begun a new movement of great vigor Their activit continues along a line to the east of Sochaczew and Skierniewice. It is here that they have made four dis tinct efforts to advance during the last two dav s. Following a furious ar tillery action, the Germans occupied the district to the nortneast of Bolimow, including the towns of Bin Skupi and Sucha. These positions are three or four miles southwest of Sochaczew and five miles east of the Bzura, from which positions they were reported of ficially to have been driven at the point of the bayonets. TONS OF TOBACCO FROM U. S. IS SENT TO FRANCE Paris, France, Jan 14 The French people have been much touched by a new manifestation of American gen erosity in sending two and a half tons of cigars and pipe tobacco to the al lies' soldiers in the trenches This amount, only half of the total ship ment, reached Paris Wednesday an caused perturbation in the fiscal de partment, inasmuch as the duties were $30,000 The shipment has not yet been cleared, but it is said the offi cials will certainly remit the payment of duties. The shipment included a case of ci gars, pipes and tobacco for Gen .Toffre and a similar case for king Albert of Belgium. PANAMA PROTESTS AGAINST VIOLATION OF NEUTRALITY Panama, Jan 14 The republic of Panama has filed a note of protest with Sir C Mallet, the British minister, against the violation of her neutrality last month, when British and Japanese warships entered San Miguel bay and other Panama waters to take on coal and supplies The noto in question is couched in friendly terms and is in no sense aggressive This action by the British and Japa nese warships was part of the series of incidents which led Col Goethals to ask Washington for Vmeflcan tor pedo boat destroyers to protect tho neutrality of the canal. AUSTRIA DOES NOT DENY VON BERCHT0LD RESIGNATION Vienna, Austria. Jan 14 There has been no official denial of the announce ment printed in the Tremdenblatt to the effect that count Leopold von Berchtold, Austrian foreign minister, has resigned He is to be succeeded by a Hungarian baron Stephan Burian von Ranescz, minister of the royal court in the Hungarian cabinet. Count von Berchtold had often ex pressed a desire to resign because of his advanced age, but no one dreamed he would drop out of office before ths end of the present war. seeing such a step might be taken to indicate that his policies had failed BILLET PROOF "AISTCOTS DANGEEOU-.; FRWCE nOLDS Paris, France, Jan 14 Siuce experi ments bj war office experts have led to the conclusion that alleged bullet proof waistcoats are highly dangerous, Nazaire Lacotte, Inventor of one of these garments for soldiers Is being prosecuted on a charge of fraud by or der of war minister Millerand His stock of goods, letters and books has been seized. 1 K LEADS LOSSES AT S0ISS0NS Germans Take Vregny Heights, Capturing Trench After Trench Until After Dark; French Lose 14 Officers and 1130 Men, Eeport States; an Artillery Duel Between the Armies in Flanders Rages. LONDON, Eng, Jan. 11 Like the stubbornly contested battle in the early days of the war on which hinged the German occupation of west Flanders, the struggle for the knoll of ground northeast of Soissons knowi as "Spur 132" still lemained undecided today, according to Information re ceived in London. The Germans, how ever, by their counter attacks, appear to be in the better position to the east ward of the spur In view of the relatively small amount of ground gained, tne losses have been heavy on botn sides, but the Germans show no signs of giving up their attempts to retake the hilL In fact, it is said that Gen. von Kluck nimseii is now in command of the German forces Farther east, near Perthes, where the - sO,Mta ffiTwrtf tdHWgMjmMT Many. JSdglng from tUspatahes re ceived here. Armenians May Suffer. Tabriz, Persia, a city of 200,000 population, apparently was taken with out fighting. In view of the fact that the small Russian garrison maintained in Tabriz in times of peace had been withdrawn, it is believed that the suf ferers by the occupation, if any, are the Armenians, whom the Kurds, con stituting the Turkish advance guard, are always ready to attack. Today's dispatches from Petrogral say that the Turkish invasion of Per sia continues, and that the Turks are penetrating father Into the country. Germans Take Vregny Heights. "In continuation of their activities on Jan 3 northeast of Soissons, our troops again made an attack on the heights of Vregny and cleared this ele vated plain of the enemy In a pouring rain and deeply sodded clav, trench after trench was taken by storm until after dark and the enerav Was driven back to the border of the elevated plain. Fourteen French officers and 1130 men were taken prisoners and four cannon, four machine guns and a searchlight were captured a brilliant feat for our troops under the very eyes of their uppermost war lords. French Attacks Repulsed. "Northeast of the camp of Chalons the French attacked again Wednes day in the morning and afternoon with strong forces, to the east of Perthes They penetrated at certain places our trenches, but were repulsed by ener getic counter attacks and driven back with heavy losses into their own posi tions, leaving ISO prisoners In our hands. "In the Argonne and the Vosges nething of importance has occurred. Russians Taken Prisoners. "In the eastern theater of war Rus sian attacks to the southeast of Gum binnen (east Prussia) and to the east of Loetzen have been repulsed and many hundreds of prisoners bave been taken "The situation in northern Poland is the same. "Our attacks west of the Vistula are being continued. "Nothing of importance has occurred on the eastern bank of the Pilica." Germans Glr Their Report. The German war office at Berlin to day gave out the following statement: "In the western theater of the war In the dunes near Nieuport and south west of Ypres, artillery combats are going on The enemy directed an ex tremely strong fire on Westende, which they soon will have entirely destroyed. Their torpedo boats disappeared quick ly as soon as they received our fire. French Vdmlt Loss. The French office gave out this aft ernoon an official communication in part as follows "To the north of Soissons there was determined fighting all day Wednes day. The engagement was localized to a section of ground to the north of Crouy. We hold only the first slopes of these hills. On our left in this field oub counter attacks made slig!t prog ress, but without succeeding in record ing a material advance On the center we retained our positions around the village of Crouy in spite of the re peated efforts of the enemy to dislodge us, but on the east in front of Vregny, we were obliged to vield. "Along the remainder of the front along the Alsne there was nothing Wednesday more than artillery ex changes "In Champagne the region of Perthes continued to be the, scene of local en gagements for the possession of Ger man trenches on the second and third lines of defence German Positions lllovrn Up. "To the north of Beausejour we blew up some of the enemy's positions to make impossible the laying of mines. The Germans, believing they were be ing attacked, manned their trenches. "Mexicans DELIVERED ANTWHERE 60 CENTS A MONTH. GERM We then opened a violent artillery and infantry fire on these positions. "There 13 nothing to report on the rest of the front" R0UMANIA NOTIFIES BULGARIA OF HER PEACEFUL INTENTIONS London, Er.g, Jan. 14 Roumania has notified Bulgaria that her military preparations are not directed against Bulgaria, according to a dispatch from Sofia, Bulgaria, which says the notifi cation has been made public there. PBRSIAS VRB AIDING TURKS, LATTER REPORT Amsterdam, Holland, Jan. 14 Assisted by Persian troops, the Turks are steadilv advancing into Axarbaiian province. Persia, in order to deliver the country from "the Russian yoke," according- to an official communication from Constantinople The report adds. w have mad ftirtbt jsoiaMo soo th : "A number of tribesmen at tho British army of occupation in "Egypt have surrendered to our vanguard." INDIA HAS CONTRIBUTED i-ee.oeo mbn to the war. Delhi India, Jan 14 The viceroy, baron Hardinge, In a speech today at the opening of the viceregal council disclosed that the troops contributed by India to the war number 200.000 The soldiers are distrbuted in France, Egypt, east Africa and along the Per sian gulf BRITISH VVIVTORS ATTACK GERMAN FORCES AT ANTWERP Amsterdam, Holland, Jan 14 The Telegraaf, in its issue of today, says it has learned that British aviators last Mondaj dropped bombs on the German positions at Antwerp The damage inflicted has not been learned. GER3IAN TIOJIIIS SKT FIRE TO BUILDINGS IN WIRSAVT London, Eng , Jan. 14 Several buildings in Warsaw, Russian Poland, were set afire by bombs dropped by a German aviator who flew over the cit) Sunday, according to a Berlin dispatch to Copenhagen LEGISLATURE VOTES $15,000 TO SUPPRESS BANK ROBBERY Oklahoma Citv, Okla., Jan 14 Be cause of four bank robberies in as many days, the lower house of the leg islature has voted to appropriate 316, 000 for the suppression of bank rob beries, offering 31000 for each robber, "dead or alive " The senate has under consideration a similar measure Five men under arrest, charged with robberies, are said by authorities to be Otis Lewis, "Road House" Jackson. Will and James Spess. brothers, and Edward Inhoff Lewis and Jackson are held at Cushing and the other three at Pawnee. The Spess brothers are reported to have confessed to having robbed the First National bank at Terlton Tues day Mire than 50 shots were fired in a running fight between the robbers and a posse in the woods of the Osage hills. James Spess was wounded, but not fatally FLEET STARTS THROUGH PANAMA CANAL FEB. 26 Washington, D C, Jan. 14 Accord ing to plans of the navy department for the international cruise to the Panama Pacific exposition at San Francisco the first section of the At lantic fleet will begin passing through the Panama canal February 26 Other vessels will go through day by day until March 10, when president Wi'si': 's due to arrive on the bat ! ship New York and transfer to the old battleship Oregon for the trip through the can.tL Only Spain, Portugal Argentina and Cuba have so far indicated their inten tion of sending ships COL. MAN is NOJII VTED TO RE DRIG4DIER GF.VKlt VL. Washington, D C.Jan 14 President Wilson today nominated CoL William A Mann Third infantry, for promotion to rank of brigadier general. AN ATTACK: ARE REAVt No Equal to The Herald Morenei, Arir,, Jan. 10, 1915 Editor 1 Paso Herald I am leaving here in a day or two for Mexico, aud will send you ray new address for the paper when I get settled thee Thanking you very much for your paper, of winch I think thre is no equal in this part of the country, I am, yours truly, THOMAS CHUBB. Crowded vravrazs roKECAST. Fair tonight and tomorrow. Avezzano Is Turned Into City of the Dead; Only 10 Percent Survive. MESSINAHORROR IS ONLY PARALLEL Italian King Hastens to Di rect Rescue; All Central Italy Damaged. ROME, Italy .TlaT l4More Uu 60,000 people are now known , hare been killed or injured in the earthquake walch Wednd a- atated practically all ot contra! Italy mCaUfZES3& "2 of 1 tMtr-i" - cue oeoris -rtfccte. -.odayTSmT tiXe t the populace of RoLe d vicitv w?,C- "" weakened bf tSay " ctasfopne toppled and ?CUra Wert 1''"-a- The Mes thS.rf1" ". the only Parallel to tne'atest great catastrophe. The destruction of the town o' lVnnn a'comnunity of more than l??, 1,people; ,m A1u Province, is rK?f"Vomplete- Te " good au-nZZ-KJ0 -"tatement that not more than 10 percent of the popula tion surrived the disaster. Rescuers Dig for Survivors. The streets of the city are huge piles of stone and brick. Through this the rescuers today dug for survivors. The towns o' Santerlino, Paterno. Cenchio. CoUarmele. Pescina and San Benedelta also are in large measure destroy ed At Sora. in the province of Caserta. a town of over 6000 population, the victims are estimated at 400. Two thirds of the houses in the town have been razed, while many of the others are damaged beyond repair The Rossi palace is ruined Twenty workmen are buried in the wreckage. Officials Are Killed. An employe of the municipality of Avezzano, one of the few survivors of the city, says the dead include the subprefect and the members of his family, the whole staff of the pre fecture the staff of the law courts, the mayor and all the members of the municipal council Ninety-five of the 100 soldiers who comprised the local garrison lost their lives, as did four out of the seven custom officials, and eight out of the nine policemen Everything Seemed to Collapse. The employe was on the street when the shock came. To him it seemed as if everything fell to pieces at once. An immense cloud of dust rose front the ruins and completely veiled th sky The few survivors of Avezzana assembled in Torlonia square. Suffer ing from the shocks, if not actual wounds, they were not capable of help ing the wounded buried in the ruins. Property Loss 'Net Tetatal. Tho full extent of the property less has not yet been determined. Here in Rome priceless statues, century-old buildings and structures that for years have been the mecca of visitors, have been destroyed or injured. All Central Italy Affected. Though the loss of life, and possiblv the damage may be less than it was in 1908, the area of the disturbance greatly exceeds that of the Messina earthquake. It covers the whole cen tral portion of Italy, extending from Naples on the south to Ferrara on the north 15,048 Killed at Avesxane. The most disastrous disturbance, from all reports, seems to have cen tered in the vicinity of the town of Avezzano, where 13,000 persons have been killed or injured, according to the latest official reports. Reports oi damage in varying degrees of se verity have come from Latiuni. Abruzri. Umbria, the Marches, Tuscany, ;e!ia, Campanie and Apulia. (lake belt 30M Miles Lcng. The earthquake belt is estimated to be about 300- miles long, extending (Conttvard ra Pace 7. W. 5). Me Out"?