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TODAY'S PRICES M r tnr (Handy & Harmon quota innt 48, Grains, lower Livestock, tifii-Mexican bank notes, 1 Chi huahua currency, 14 Carranza cur renej. 14H WEATHER ro RECAST. Fair tonight and tomorrow. 32 PAGES. 4 SECTIONS, TODAT. LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. single copy five cents. EL PASO. TEXAS. SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 16, 1915. DELIVERED ANIWHERE 60 CENfrS A MONTH. GERMANS TO GET CALAIS FOR KAISER Famine an urvivor: JCiJ-j JrAoU JELililXAJLJJ Food Plenty but Obstructed Roads Mafe Transpoitd- Hon Slow. POSSIBLE FLOODS INCREASE HORRORS Trainloads of Injured Still Pour Into Rome, Bearing Tales of Disaster. ROME, Italy, Jan. 16. Famine and intense cold are adding to the sufferings of the earthquake Mtims and increasing the huge death oil Food there is in plenty but Its transportation to many of the towns affcrted Is all but Impossible because ij obstructed rid. ' "ecause U fnr t ?l ,s e?,us anea1 feverish i,V 1? a? hodr of dela means 'death wrtmt i!-a or.enation for buried " s h town after town come L , to -. , excavation that was too w.t,t?n,radui,ny ,s tlnS from n. J. i .Vhe center of he disturb nce and the greatest- Sufferer, to smaller towns, where almost Mualner- .iMBtroue thatlTmd been feared. Only -co of bora s 17,000 persons appear to ha r been killed. vmi w . W lule trainloads of injured continue to arrive in Rome, details of the hor-. ) r come in, all tending to confirm .-lrlier estimates of the tremendous loss of life. The horror of possible Jlood. added to famine and suffering ircm cold exists in the neighborhood of tli' 1 ui-lno canal, which has been Ummed up by a landslide at Monte- orvino-Rovella. Soldiers iwl rhtili.n. arc working desperately to clear the j Relnorced Concrete .Stands. Though it seems definitely estab-li-lid that the present earthquake will nut inal that of Messina In 1808 in the number of dead, the percent of casualties in proportion to the popula tion affected appears to be much high er, due, it seems, to the dry construc tion of buildings that was almost unl versal throughout the stricken dls ii ict Messina had 76,483 dead and 95, 47u Injured. Present reports indicate SO.duO deaths and 40,060 injuries In this '.-tastrophe The buildings not leveled l" this earthquake were the few made v ith reinforced concrete. o Foreigners Killed. The absence of foreigners in the district now devastated is another point of difference between this quake and the last. Not only were the Anur ia an consul and his wife killed at Mes Mi'a, but a long list, of tourists from the United States were reported miss ing, in addition to travelers from other ' ountries. No one not an Italian has Iicimi -pportert dead or missing In the pi sent disaster. American Giir Aid. Tp to tho present, the Italian gov ernment has declined foreign official assistance, but this has not prevented unofficial aid of all kinds. Mrs. Thomr.s Nelson Page, wife of the "I mt'd States ambassador, has con ti.huted $500 to a fund being raised, and other merlcan women. are follow ing suit. Mrs. Page also heads a com mittee of American women who are forking for the sufferers. . Ml supplies and money received will lie handled by the central relief com mittee in Rome, i The duke of Abruzzi is now tourng the central portion of Italy, carrying supplies where possible and doing all in his power to aid the victims. Am bassador Page plans today or Sunday (Con turned in Col. 2, rage 4, 2d Section). Jaimary 30tk 1915 That's the date on which The Herald will issue its GREAT ANNUAL REVIEW number. Thai isue has, for the past ten years, been heavily patronized by wise advertisers. . , The REVIEW ISSUE OF THE EL PASO HERALD is a history of the accomplishments and changes in the .Southwestduring the year 1914. It is mailed each year to thousands of people in other cities interested in El Easo's progress. This is the only review of its kind published in the Southwest and grows in popularity each year. What space shall we reserve for you for oiir Review Xuinber? Yours for a Prosperous New Year. PLones 116-115-453 An Open TEXAS - The Var At a Glance Till: fury of the battle nlong tie Aisne has spent ItNclt and' the Germans, for the present nt lenst, arc making no effort to extend tte Rains they won oiw the French. Further German HiicsMfl are reported In today's official statement from the Berlin mr office, but they nrc of minor Importance. Toward the northern end of the lice south of the L, the Germans reoccuplcd trenches previous! captured by the allies, n Is ad mitted In the French statement, nnd in the Argonne small engage ments are said to bole resulted to their advantage They reported the total destruction of Ln Boisselle, France. The French assert that thej won definite advantage in artillery fighting and compelled the Ger mans to evacunte trenches near Clemcry. MILITARY SITL VT1) I XCURTAIN- Seldont since the beginning of the campaign in the east has the lu-'litary situation been so uncer tain as at the present. Several ln7 dependent movements, ench with the rosslblllty of vital conse quences, are In progTeNS slraul tanronsly. The lntest phase of the situation the advance of n new Russian array against west Prussia, in connection with "the movement' cast Prussia Is believed ln Lon don to threaten the German forces In central Poland. XUW GERVAX OFFENSIVE . The RusNlan general staff is eou , vlnced tbnt the Germans .west nnd Minthwest of "WnrsavV have deter mined on n general offensive .movement. Further south, German troops have reinforced the Aus trian for a drive at the Russians, designed to relieve BuRowlna nnd northern Hungary from danger of , farther Invasion. - RUSSIAN BATTERIES SILENCED Fighting during the last few days, while violent at timers has been or - n local character.. The Austrian war office reports that in n violent, nrtiiery combat along the Dnnajec river In Gailcla, sev eral Russian batteries were si lenced. TO INVADE EGYPT The Turkish military authorities are reported to hare decided to at tempt an invasion of Egypt, Snch an expedition would he most haz ardous, on account of the sandy ntretchrs the invaders would have to cross. Another Is Wounded by Cat tleman from Mexico, Who Then Leaves Town. Sierra Blanca, Texas, Jan. 16. H. F. Boykin, a prominent citizen of this place, was shot to death in the Texas & Pacific stock pens early this morning by It. L. Roberson, one of the foremen of the T. O. ranch, in Mexico. Roberson also shot and seriously wounded Walter Sitters, of Valentine. It seems that Roberson had some cattle in the pens, which were to be placed ln Mr. Boykin's pasture, north or this place, and Mr. Boykin insisted upon counting them before taking them out. A parrel ensued, with the above results. It is said that Boykin and Sitters were unarmed. Roberson immediately left town. Mr. Boykin leaves a wife and five small children, a brother and a host of friends here, and three sisters in El Paso. The names of Boykin's sisters in EI Paso are Miss Florence Boykin, at the Central telephone office;" Mrs. T. C. Armstrong and Mrs. B. Taylor. SIEHRABUNGA IN IS KILLED Primary Without Party Restriction Would DEFICIENCY BILL APPROVED UHIEHSflT ITEM INCLUDED IN MEASURE Militia Will Get Pay For Duly on the Mexican Border. ITEM OPPOSED BY SEN. HUDSPETH Deficiency Items Formerly Opposed by Colquitt Are Now Approved. A' USTIN. Texas, Jan. 16. At a meeting of the senate finance committee, held today, a favora ble report was made on the general de ficiency bill, which carries approved deficiencies -amounting to,$650,640. Gov. Colquitt has already approved all of tho Items included in this bill. Includes University Deficiency. One of the items in the bill is for $33", 745 to cover deficiencies in the ap propriation made for the University of Texas, caused by the veto by the gov ernor of the second year's appropria- ' uon ior toe university, aiw " carrying $15.4,000 for-the West Texas Jfotmal, at Canyon. "OITttrntTreifrtlftra sand dollars -of this amount is the In surance money- collected when the building of the normal was destroyed by fire, consequently only $64,000 Is to be taken out or me general revenue . Pay for Militia Border Duty. J There is also included an item of ' cft nnh tn nav members of the Texas ' national guard while on duty on tno Mexican border, having been called out by the governor. Opposed by Hudspeth. Thpre was some onDOsition to allow ing the Item for pay of the state ml-J lltia, Eenator Hudspetn declaring mai as the troops were used for a service that should have been performed by the national government, that govern ment should pay the bill. Neither House in Session. The legislature was not in session today, having' adjourned until Monday morning. The members of the house are await ing the announcement of 'the standing committees which will be next Monday or Tuesday. Ferguson Expected Sunday. Governor elect James B. Ferguson will arrive here tmorrow at noon, ac cording td information received here today. He com? to stay, for on Tues day lie will be inaugurated governor of 'Texas. A force 'of workmen began today placing electrical fixtures in the hall of the house which will be used for the Inauguration next Tuesday night. Old Battleship Oregon Better Than Ever, Sails To Lead Parade in Canal Seattle, Wash.. Jan. 16. The battle ship Oregon, refitted and repaired un til, her officers say, she is in even bet ter trim than when she made her cruise around the Horn to participate In the destruction of the Spanish fleet at Santiago, Cuba, sailed today from the Puget Sound navy yard on the first leg of her voyage to the Panama canal, where she will lead the international fleet through the waterway in March in celebration of its completion. The Oregon is under command of commander Jos. SL Reeves, who was as sistant engineer on the battleship when she made her famous cruise 17 years ago. Capt Frederick Ramsay of the ma rine corps and several enlisted men who were aboard the Oregon 'frf 183S" also sailed with her today. MAYOR KELLY PROMISES JO BUILD MESA SCENIC DRIVE Friday night the Toung Men's Mexi can Dnocratic club held a meeting at the Ramon Gomez hall, at the corner of Seventh and Stanton streets. SixtJ new members who have paid their poll taxes were enroled in the membershij of the club. The meeting was attended by more than 300 members and was addressed by mayor C. E. Kelly, Domingo Mon toya, Jose A. Bscajeda, Benito Garcia, Kmilio Rodriguez, Ballard Coldwell and John Foxworth. The mayor called attention to the work done by the present administra tion in draining the lower end of the city. He also called attention to tho new scenic highway and, said Lthat Jf the "'ring" ticket was reelected it will complete- this highway within a year. HAITIEN REBELS SEIZE CAPE HAITIEN EASILY Cape Haitien, Hayti, Jan. 16. The Haitien revolutionists today entered and took possession of Cape Haitien This followed an understanding be twen the rebels and the local garrison. There was no disorder. Gen. Vilbrun Guillaume! a candidate for the presi dency, is in command for the local forces. COMMON INCIDENT IN THE EASTERN THEATER OF WAR Austrian prisoners being escorted nave Been tnk'en prisoners by the victorious Kussian army corps. AEPiOTfflNraK IT; WHITE CmTfGISES New Superintendent of Roads Says Reports. Are Not Complete, Machinery Has Been Neglected and For mer Superintendent's R eports Misleading; Bids For Courthouse Are C onsidered ; the " Amigo Listo" Fund Is Also Discussed. R" ECOUDS of road construction are incomplete, road making ma chinery has been allowed to go to ruin, the upper valley road is . in dangerous condition and the reports of former superintendent of roads Herbert Nunn are misleading, according to a report by road superintendent David White, which was submitted to the county commissioners Saturday for their consideration. The report was ordered prepared by the new board of commissioners when the new road superintendent took charge. The report was submitted to the commissioners Saturday morning, but was not called for general discus sion at the morning session. The "sale of bonds for the construction of the new court house was considered at the morning se33lon and two additional bids were submitted. The commission ers were in session again Saturday afternoon. ' An extract from the county road superintendent's report reads: Records Aot Complete. "The records in the office of the county superintendent of roads, as I found them-upon taking charge, con tain only such data as refers to the north loop, the old. county road and the Socorro road. As tp ttye other coun ty roads, there is notaing of record in the office and their location will have to be determined by inquiry. , "Although it is well known thaf the county has several hundred miles "of roa,ds, pn some of which large amounts of money liavex been spent, yet there is not a complete and accurate map of any one of them, not even-the north loop recently built. Canutlllo Rond Bad. "On the Caiiutillo road, the condi tion of most of the p'aveir pa'rt is Ex ceedingly bad and in places dangerous to fast traffic. It l.as become liber ally dotted With ruts, in some cases ex-' tending through the iracadam founda tion. This road sustains heavier and more extensive traffic than any other two roads in the county. "T.ha old county road, which tra verses the lower valley through Ysleta and terminates at Fabens, Is good from El-Paeo to Ysleta; from Ysleta to Fab ens the pnvemant is a series of gentle waves made. more pronounced by a rut every, now and then. Socorro Ifoail Xeeds Y ork. "There is not a l-oad "in the county in more urgent need., of repairs and grading than the Socorro road.- Most every other road in the county of any importance has been given more or less attention, but this road, although one of the oldest and of extensive travel, has been forgotten. It drains a rich and valuable section of the valley., the development of whiqh Js be in retarded" 'by the lack of a good road. "Although the north loop load has not been in use a year, repairs of some extent have already been made upon it and in places the weakness of the surface is very pronounced and is rav eling fast. The location of this road mxX&GM3faUas S jrxsnvn-ztcwu. by Russian troops in to Lemberg. Thousands upon thousands of Austrian soldiers V? CONSTRUCT along several stretches of Its length a well as its drainage, is quite incon s lent with good engineering practice and will cause a high maintenance cost. Impassable In Wet Weather. , "The Moon road, connecting the north loop and the old county road is in anything but good condition, and. I ELYNNTOMEETIilSUHEZ; MTS-MllLSSERIESPLfflEO 'White Hopes Are Scheduled For "Curtain Raiser" to the Willard-Johnson Battle; New York and St. Louis Nationals to Be Brought to Juarez For Series; Curley Is Coming Monday With Flynn. J IM FLYN"N and Carl Morris, two of the most" prominent heavyweight fighters In the country, will prob- bljv battle in Juareas the day before the Willard-Johnson conflict,. March 6. Jack Curley. prompter of the contest, will arrive here on Monday. He will oring Flynn here and has made prelim inary arrangements for thfe curtain raiser. If Morris is ,no,t In the other corner rf the rig, some other prominent iMieavy will be secured for the "curtain raiser. Kl Paso may also see championship baseball in connection with the bl ; fistic battle. It is understood that ar 1 raHgements are now under way, where by the New iork Giants, who will be in training at Marlln., Tex., parly n March, will some here for a series of names with some other big league nine. The St. Louis Cardinalls are being men tioned as the contesting team against the Giants for the series. Jeffries Coming. ' Jim Jeffries, who Is reported to again be on sDeaking terms with Johnson, will ' be in charge of "Willard's camp. The big boy will be along from the coast .is soon as the camp Is- established. Cur ley will make arrangements for train ing quarters for Willard when he ar rives Monday. Curley will' establish headquarters in the chamber of commerce buUdJiig. as soon as he arrives here. Arrange ments are also being made by the cham ber to take care of the press who will be here for the fight. A special room In the building will be set aside for them. Many of the most prominent sport" wi iters will arrive here in the nt-xt few weeks and all of them expect to he here at least a month before the flg'.t. Arrangements tor the building of the arena and additional stands at tho Hryfe H&XH ' I passable, This road should be reBatrSd passable. This road should be repaired ana properly shaped up. "The Wadlington road, another con necting road between tire old county and the north loop roads, has had lit tle if any maintenance, although tha property tributary to it is highly de veloped and valuable. The present cross section of this, road is better suited to an irrigation canal, which, it resembles in wet weather, than to a road. ' Machinery Xeglected. "The machinery, such as the rollers, mixers, etc., of. the most, expensive kinds, has suffered largely by Incom petent handling and neglect and it ap pears that all, excepting the Ave ton tandemkroller, will have to be renewed wlthlnm year. the mixing plart consists of two wrinlHhBdtA ' nJiVa-. l7A4wt-t Mrtn former road superintendent, says in his' N report of Nov. 25: 'The county has purchased two mixers with a capacity of lOO sq. yds. per day and hereafter all of the county paving will be laid in a scientific manner.' If the mixers over were, of the capacity of 1000 sq. yds. of two inch surfacing per day the reports of the daily work done under Mr. Nunn's direction do not show It. "In tho reports of Mr Xunn, the cost (Continued on xage 4, Col. 1). Juarez race track have been completed. The estimated seating capacity is about 25,000. Curley's Secretary Here. William Frawley. secretary to Jack Curley, arrived here Friday and is mak ing preliminary arrangements for the big fight He is in telegraphic com munication with Curley, who is now tn route to the border, and he Is arrang ing for the training quarters of the different fighters. Pictures By Gibson In The Week-End Herald PICTURES by Chas. Dana Giboii, the famous creator of "The Gibson Girl.". will become a feature on" the Week-Knd Herald beginning with the issue of January 23:24. A series of ll pictures, each occupying half a page, one to be published each week, has been contracted for by The Herald. Thete pictures will appear simultaneously with their publication in ''Life' the country's leading eonvic weekly. They are all copyrighted. , .There is a laugh or 'a, smite in'all of them. Desides their artistic worth, these pictures will be appreciated for the ftw that is in thui. The titles of the series follow: Serious- Bnsiness. The Announcement of Her EngagemcnC ladies and Gentlemen. The Reason Dinner Was Late. The Same Old Story. Temptation. Advice to the Mentally feeble, .ifmoug the Foreign News. All Sorts of Pups. Four Leaf Clover and Good Luck .The Two Suitors. Serve Public Ends Troop Trains Are Moving Into Flanders For Con- -' templated Attack' TURKS MASS MEN TO INVADE EGYPT Germans Destroy La Bois- sele, Driving Out the French Troops. L' OSBds, Eng.. Jan. 16. Dispatches reaching London today assert that the Germans have not aban doned hope of reaching Calais and are planning a new offensive in Belgium and northern France. According to these advices train after train loaded with troops is moving into Flanders. With the touch so often added -heretofore on the occasion of any approach ing holiday or anniversary, these dis patches say that the Germaft soldiers hope to present Calais to emperor Wil liam for a birthday present Only a small fraction of the British military writers profess to see in the I uerman aovance at estssoBs- any new ..1 threat agalmit, Paria. IftawLmry- - f " the Turk hava de termined to attemnt an .fa-raafan of Egypt. The general feeling ia that am such raid could be checked as the Torks would have to reckon with not only the British troops, but with warships, which operating in the Suez canal off Akabah, and other points, will be able to share In the work of opposing the in vaders. Aware of the fact that it is less dif ficult to cross the desert in winter than in summer, the Turks are said to be massing trooops with all possible speed south of Syria. 'ew Servian Campaign. Latest advices relative to the pros pective Austro-German attack on Ser vla, say -that Bavarians and Prussians are on the way to Budapest to effect a junction with the remnants of the four or five Austrian army cores j?" suffered so severely at the hands of the Servians. Germans Destroy La Boisselle. The French town of La Boisselle, northeast of Albert, was completely de stroyed Friday by the fire of German cannon, concentrating on the. Tillage because of the presence there of largo numbers of French troops, according to the German, official announcement from Berlin today The announcement further said the town was cleared of all Frenchmen, including the civil as well as the military inhabitants. Rnssia Resumes Offensive. Out of the state of virtual deadlock, which for weeks has existed in the east and west, tiere have sprung dur ing the last few days military events of more importance than followers of the war expected at this time. Thej are, briefly, the Russian offensive to wards new points on the frontiers of east Prussia and Posert the fighting at Soissons, the expected Turkish ad vance on Egypt, and the plans for a renewed attack on Servia by combined Austro-German forces. To the west of Warsaw large Ger man forces are still concentrated, but they are gaining little ground, and it is thought likely that the fighting which will develop as a result of tho new Russian movement, may tor tho time being overshadow the fighting for the Polish capital. It is even suggest ed that field marshal Von Hlndenburg. held In check along the Bxura and Rawka rivers, is "about to initiate a fresh movement of German troops either from Thorn or from east Prus sia and that the Russian advance to ward the German frontier is intended to frustrate this attempt. "tScrmans Victors at Soissons. The British press, with unusual can dor, concedes that the Germans were (Continued In Col. l.Tase 4. 3d Section.