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HOME EDITION TODAY'S PRICES Bir siuer (Handy & Harmon quota tioni i& Copper. 13 C214-2 Grain. IiIkIit Livestock, steady Mexican bank nm . 15 Mexican pesos. S3 Chihuahua urrency, 11 Carrania currency, 11H .Mot ks dun. WEATHKK rOKECAST. Gleady teaSgbt aod tomorrow EL PASO. TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 19. 1915. delivered anywhere so cents a month. 12 PAGES, TWO SECTIONS. TODAY. LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. bikolk copy five cENra SHIPS ARE DAMAGED IN NEW WAR ZONE alestin Drive Turks LIKEJEWS' Twenty-seven Jewish Refu gees Reach United Stales, Telling Experiences. FORCED TO MAKE TURK' CLOTHES Group Formed Part of 800 Refugees Taen to Egypt By U. S. Steamer. NVW YORK. Feb. 19. On board the steamship Themistooles, which arrived here today from ports iu Greece, were 27 Jews in charge of rabbi Bernard Levin, formerly of Chicago, who said they were driven from Talestine by the Turkish troops. The party was among the 800 refu gees taken from Jaffa to Alexandria. Kgpt. by the United States cruiser Tennessee. Christina Mistreated. Itabbl Lewn said that all the refu- prtis in his party went from the United .States to Palestine fi-om seven to 11 ears ago in connection with the Zion ist movement. He himself had been liv ing In Palestine for 11 years. Members f the party were unanimous in assert ing that not only had th Jews n Palestine been, badly treated by the Before, during: ana-after the mobilisa tion of the troops, the majority of rabbi levin's party were set to work making uniforms and shoes for the soldiers. they said, and were told that they would receive pay for their labors ' some time in the future." BELGIAN RELIEF COMMISSION WILL r AIN'T NAMIS OX SHIPS. Rotterdam. Holland, Feb. 19. The steamer Uganda, from Norfolk, Va.. the f'r.t of the Belgian relief commission's s-els to arrive here since the declara tion f the German blockade, docked at Rolt'idam at 2 oclock this morning;. Tne cptains of all Belgian relief ship rutting into Falmouth have been ad ise i to paint the name of the com mission on the side of their vessels. Thev haie been provided, furthermore, with huge banners bearing the name at the commission. zepi'elix r.vrnoLs sevj HER GUNS HALT SHIP London, Eng., Feb. 19. A dispatch to the Dally Express from Rotterdam de scribes how Zeppelins are being em Sloyed in patrol operations. It says the 'Utch steamer Helena last Tuesday was o erhauled in the North sea by Zeppelin L-5, which trained her guns on the steamer and ordered her to heave to. When satisfied of the vessel's Identity the captain of the Zeppelin apologized and reascended with his craft. NORWEGIAN SHIPS PAINT NATIONAL COLORS OX SIDES Galveston, Texas, Feb. 19. Norwe gian steamships in this port today are yainted on each side with their nation al colors and the word "Norge." The ships are the Sinsen and Myrdal, both loading for Gothen burst andf Christia na This is being done lit the direction of insurance companies as additional protection against attacks from war chips. NORWEGIAN- SHIP IS MINED. London. Eng- Feb. 19. The Norwe gian steamer Nordcap, according to the Exchange Telegraph company's Copen hagen correspondent, has struck a Ger man mine in the Baltic sea and foun dered. All of her crew perished. The crews of one Danish and three Norwe gian ships at Aarnus, Denmark, re fused to sail for England and left their ship. PROSECUTION IX LA VETA 3IURDER CASES RESTS Pueblo. Colo Feb. 19. The prosecu tion rested in the La Veta murder trial today shortly after a motion for dismis sal of charges against Geo. 7emler, one of the accused miners, was filed by at torneys for the state. a . EL PASO HOUSEWIVES Tlie Herald's Free Cooking Sekool and Pure Food. Exhibit Will Be Held in the 'Banquet Hall, Hotel Paso Del Norte,, ' EARLY IN APRIL. A Demonstrator of National Reputation Will Be in Charge. A Mesa Scenic Drive and Park Would Be Monument Enough For Any Mayor FERGUSON SENDS IN FIRST TLe War At a Glance GERMANY has struck Jhe first blow since her war zone de cree went into effect A French steamer was torpedoed in the English channel by a German submarine. She was able to reach port, although badly damaged. All travel between England and the continent has been suspended by the British admiralty until fur ther notice. GERMANS ARE DETERMINED Berlin newspapers commenting on the German reply to the American note reflect tie feeling that there must be no departure from the posi tion Germany has taken. The in fluential Lokal Anzeiger says that "we Germans have resolved to fight without regard for the conse quences." BRITISH REGAIN TRENCHES The second of the British bi-weekly reports from the front speaks of severe fighting near Ypres, on the western end of the battle line. Ger man attacks gained possession of several British trenches, which, how ever, were won back subsequently. RUSSIANS EVACUATE BUKOWINA The Austrian troops are reported to be continuing their victorious advance through Bukowina, setting back the extreme eastern end of the Russian line. A London dispatch says that the Russians have now evacuated all of Bukowina. Official reports from Petrograd and Vienna speak of encounters of great sever ity in the Carpathians, but appar ently no decision is near. In north ern Poland the Russians are making desperate efforts to stay the ad vance of the German army which drove them from east Prussia, and the fighting now in progress is de scribed by the Petrograd war office as "reaching the climax of stubborn ness." GERMANS TAKE TAUROGGEN The German war office, in today's communication, asserts that sub stantial progress has been made in the invasion of northern Russia along the German border, following the expulsion of the Russian army from east Prussia. The Germans are said to have captured Tauroggen in the province of Kovno, as well as several villages farther south. In central Poland, along the Warsaw front, the situation is unchanged. policebge fighting ib New York, Feb. 19. Sixteen men were arrested today in a riot on Fifth avenue almost directly in front of St Patrick's cathedral. For a quarter of an hour traffic was halted for several blocks, while 200 men fought in the street Police reserves charged the crowd with, night sticks and after a hard battle dispersed the rioters. The police asserted that the fight was between strikers from a nearby tailoring establishment and men who sought to take thoir places. CLOTURE RULE FIGHT IS THROWN OUT OF SENATE. Washington, D. C, Feb. 19. The fight over a cloture rule which grew out of the ship bill contest was summarily put aside in the senate today and chair man Overman of the rules committee, introduced a resolution for six sena tors to consider a revision of the rules of the senate as to cloture and other changes. Senator Martin called up (the legisla tive, executive and judiciary appro priation bill and the senate got under way for speedy action on the other supply measures. TDM El! ERNOR DISAPPROVES Will Says It Would Be doing Away All Deposits in Texas Bays. CLARKE WISHES CAPITOL REPAIRED Offers Joint Resolution to Have Architect Examine Stale Building. i AUSTIN. TEX., Feb. 19. Gov. Fer guson today sent to the legisla ture his first veto message. It was sent to the house and disapproves the house bill by representative Dunn, of Nueces county, known as the sand and shell bill. "My reason for disapproving this bill," said the governor in his message, "is that it provides for the donation and appropriation of all the sand and other deposits rrom beneath the waters of Corpus Cbristi bay and Nueces bay to be used for private purposes without compensation to the state." Senate Considers New Labor BUI. Practically the entire morning ses sion of the senate was consumed In ,the conflidBTaUvif'"o1ff "tswWsMfpFWlMifuk, which proposes to give railroad tele graphers and station agents who work over eight hours a day, .four days reat each month, and the measure was still pending when the senate recessed un til 2 this afternoon. After the Westbrook bill is disposed of, the senate will take up the Texas company substitute bill. Tn Rehabilitate the Capitol. Senator Clark offered a joint reso lution which would appropriate $12,000 to employ an expert architect and an engineer to make an estimate of the cost to rehabilitate the state house. Senator Astin Introduced two bills. One provides that the county treasurer of counties of less than 4,000 inhabit ants shall also perform the duties of county auditor, and the other permits county treasurers a maximum salary of $2000 a year in counties cf less than 40,000 population. The house spent all the morning on local bills and passed on second and third reading 22 such messages. One Board Bill Reported. By a vote of 6 to 3 senate committee on education today reported favorably the Hariey-Johnson-Morrow one board bill. This is the administration measure, which proposes to place the University and A. and M. college and other edu cational institutions under the control of one central board. SAYS U. S. NEEDS LARGER GUNS FOR COAST DEFENCE Washington. D. C, Feb. 19. Secre tary of war Garrison has submitted to the house a report of the army board asklntr for coast defence guns of creat or range and power than any that could be arrayed against them. The board reports that the old type 12 inch guns now in service are not -equal in range and power to major caliber guns. The board suggested that wherever it was necessary to construct new works the new guns should be 16 inch, 45 caliber weapons. In review of the workings of coast defences, he said: "It would not only be impracticable to defend with seacoast fortifications all of the possible landing places upon the coast of the United States, but it has been considered that the country possesses abundant resources for deal ing with any force which may set foot upon its shores, if we see fit to or ganize them and make them ready for use, and that in forcing an enemy to the character of operations involving the transportation of troops and their equipment and supplies, the coast for tifications enormously increase the magnitude of the task of an enemy at tempting to inflict material damage upon the United States over what it would be if such damage could be in flicted by means of a raid of fighting ship alone." CHILD CANT ENTER GERMANY UPON' PARENT'S PASSPORT. Washington, D. C, Feb. 19. German military authorities now require that each person entering Germany be sup plied with an individual passport A wife or minor child cannot enter upon a passport held bv husband or parent This government has been so advised. S . ' THE DAY IX CONGRESS. - O Washington, D. C, Feb. 19. The day in congress: Senate The ship bill investigating committee did not meet ana the senate prepared to rush work on waiting appropriation O bills. House & The pension bill, carrying $164,000,000 was passed and the 9- diplomatic and consular bill was taken up. By unanimous consent it was agreed to send the administra- tion ship bill to conference in O accordance with the plans of the senate leaders. LARGEST GUN IN U. S. FOR THE CANAL mi hi j2ifcwS' "" fe This nictu.e m taken at the Watcrtoivn, Slaas . arsenal where the bi gun was deLired to ha-. e a carriage built for it. The monitor ii to be added to the Panama canal fortifications. It fires a shell nearly a3 large as those propelled from th Herman 42-centimeter guns, the German shell being only a quarter of an inch larger in diameter. OWEOI DUTS attles N American Consul W. 0. Jenkins, at Puebla. Eaces-Carran-cista Kring Squad and Is Saved by the Timely Ar rival of Officer With Eeprieve; TJ. S. Demands Punishment of the Men Responsible. ITr JASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 19. f Gen. Carranxa's agency here today announced receipt of ad- viceB that 4500 troops were moving to join other Carranza troops in a general attack on Monterey. "The Zapatistas have been routed from Zoutuitlan and Tehuacan, suburbs of Mexico City, suffering heavy losses," the agency announced. "It is abso lutely false that Mexico City has been evacuated." Reports of heavy fighting in various suburbs of Mexico City have 'been re ceived for the past two weeks, Zapata has apparently been harassing Gen. Obregon, Carranza commander with a series of sieges with the intention of rendering the capital untenable. Car ranza agency reports stated all these attacks have been repulsed. Veracrna Line Cut. Hallway communication between Mexico City and "Veracruz has been in terrupted and there has also been a break in the line to Tampico, the state department learned today In a message from Mexico City. Consul Silliman goes today to Veracruz to join Carranza. Reports from C. P. Diaz indicate the Villa forces in possession of Monclova are repairing tho railroad behind them before marching north. Americana Aid DoznI's Family. The advance of Villa troops to the i OFFICIALS SFI KR Washington, D. C, Feb. 19. The of ficial text of Germany's reply to the United States' note warning against damage to American ships in the naval war zone about the British Isles, had not been Tecelved at the state depart ment today. Officials know, however, that the reply has been delivered to the American ambassador and is now on its way to America. Officials explained the delay Jjy pointing out that the am bassador has been using the cable which comes from Rome and goes over a circuitous route -with numerous re lays. Note ConKldcred Friendly. When the cabinet assembled for the usual Friday meeting, the unofficial re port of the text of the German note published Thursday was discussed In formally. The general interpretation of the Berlin note was that it was friendly and officials professed to he satisfied that no American ships would be destroyed by German war craft. After the cabinet meting, it was said, it was considered that the situation was not at all threatening and that the administration had no fear that any American ship would be sunk. KAISER IS DIRECTING BLOCKADE IN ENGLAND Copenhagen, Denmark, Feb. 19. Dis patches received here from Berlin state emperor William, admiral von Tirpitz and admiral prince Henry of Prussia have left Berlin for Wilhelmshaven, Heligoland and other stations to super vise arrangements for placing the sea blockade of England in effect It is reported the Germans have built 20 big mine laying submarines during the past six months, each with a carry ing capacity of over 100 mines. NOMA rtaigavwn! ZAPATISTAS in in city j west coast and the fact that they are iww urciiai:ilig .nMMLllAH was iuiuuuuucu in a long report on the fighting of the last few weeks received by the state department Further information concerning the execution of Gen. Dozal, who was shot by the Mazatlan authorities on the night of January 21, came to the department Thursday. Gen. Dozal, -who made many friends among the Americans during the occupation of Veracruz, was accused of surrendering the city of Teplc with out cause, of using public money and of giving arms to the enemy. He de nied all charges, the report said, and claimed that his only offence had been refusal to force Mazatlan currency upon the people of Topic. Americans raised a'Tiurse to bury the general and relieve his destitute widow and children. Consul's Life Threatened. How W. O. Jenkins, consular agent of the United States at Puebla, Mexico. l" wijiAuiiitiu vv , mum aiiuuu Ul JCarranza troops who were about to ex fecute him when he was saved by the timeiy arrival oi an oincer, is reveaiea In a long report just received by the state department Details of the affair became known Thursday, together with the fact that strong representations on the subject yet unanswered, were made to Gen. Carranza. The United States government de manded the punishment of the soldiers who threatened Jenkins. Deippe, France, Feb. 19. A German submarine torpedoed this morning with out warning the French steamer Dinorah from Havre for Dunkirk, at a point 1G miles off Deippe. The Dinorah did not sink, but was towed into Dolppe. No mention is made of the loss of any of the crew. A plate below the water line was stove in by the torpedo. BRITISH SEIZE OIL SHIP TAKING CARGO TO BULGARIA Washington, D. C, Feb. 19. The Standard Oil company today reported to the state department the detention at Malta by British authorities of the British steamer Oneka, which sailed from New York January 2, laden with her cargo of American oil, part of which was destined for Dedeagatch, Tl,,l vn.ln .1.1... .11 ........... .... ........... .1., Lrui-"- Atic uii uuiuireiiiy vulllQIlua that the oil billed to Bulgaria was for tne .Bulgarian government but uritlsh suspicion was aroused because of the close proximity of Turkey. Three-quarters of the oil was des tined for Greek ports, and the British authorities permitted the ship to make those deliveries upon promise to return to Malta before proceeding to Bulga ria. In the meantime, it was said. Great Britain would determine whether the Bulgarian cargo should be permit ted to proceed or go to a prize court SHIPS ARE SAILING FROI ROTTERDAM JUST AS USUAL Rotterdam, Holland, Feb. 19. The stagnation in shipping at Rotterdam Thursday seems to have been due to the weather rather than to Germany's declaration of a war zone. The ship ping today was quite normal. Of 14 incoming vessels six were British and the six steamers which departed were ail British. ANT DISABLES SHIP VETO kwix, jto-:ata.v?gg. CAPLAN WILLING Tl STAND T Last of Men Wanted in- Con-neoMoaSlr'ffiiiaaff1!9-namitng Is Arrested, Seattle, Wash., Feb. 19. David Cap Ian, last of the men wanted at Los Angeles, Calif., in connection with the dynamiting of the Los Angeles Times in the fall of 1910. was arrested Thurs day night on his chicken ranch two miles inland from Rolling Bay, Bain bridge island, 12 miles from Seattle. Caplan. according to Walter R. Thayer, manager of the Seattle branch of tho Wm. J. Burns detective agency, admitted his identity and expressed a willingness to return to Los Angeles for trial. He was taken to Port Or chard, county seat of Kitsap county, where he was placed in jail under an armed guard. Labor Leaders Implicated- According to Thayer, documents al leged to implicate "several prominent San irancisco labor leaders in the socalled dynamite conspiracy were found in Caplan's possession. Thayer stated that 'Caplan would be closely guarded until he was landed in jail in Los Angeles. Caplan was arrested as " a fugitive from justice on a Los Angeles indict ment charging him with murder. .For two years He had been living un der the name of Frank Moller on a small chicken ranch back of Rolling Bay. He also conducted a barber shop in Rolling Bay. He was found, Thayer said, through information gathered by William J. Burns after the arrest of M. A. Schmidt last Saturday in New York on similar charges. BOOTS ARE FOUNDATION OF CANADIAN ARMY SCANDAL Ottawa, Ont. Feb. 19. A special com mittee of parliament appointed to inves tigate the charges that inferior boots were supplied to certain units of the Canadian overseas contingent was or- gnnized today. The healing of evidence will begin next Tuesday and the wit nesses will be examined by Sir James Aiken? Gen. Sam Hughes, minister of militia, has tabled a report of an investigation board i ecently appointed by him to deal with the complaints regarding the boots. The report in a general way, re lieved the militia department of all blame, but found there were serious laults in The manufacture of thp hnnt and that the specifications were not in many cases, adhered to. It was, said in defence- of the manufacturers that, con" dering the enormous and sudden demand, the boots, while not suitable for abnormal weather conditions, were of good quality. The boots were man ufactured by concerns in Canada. GERMAN'S HAVE BUILT 20 NEW FORTS AT WILHELMSHAVEN London. Eng.. Feb. 19. A Rotterdam dispatch to the Daily Mail says that afv ter working day and night for months, the Germans hae almost completed 20 new forts at Wilhelmshaven. A number of foreign workmen who were employed in this work are now oeing dismissed. WILLIAM HARRELL APPOINTED HIDE AND ANIMAL INSPECTOR Austin, Texas, Feb. 19. Governor Ferguson today announced the appoint ment of William Harrell, of El Paso, to be hide and animal Inspector for EI Paso county, in accordance with the bill passed by the legislature which pro vides for the appointment of hide and animal inspectors for a number of bor- Best Paper In Southwest Silver Citv, New Mexico, February 15. 1915. Editor El Paso Herald: Enclosed please find money order for renewal of my subscription for the best paper in the southwest. Eespectfnlly yours. J. Vincent Grenfell. Zeppelins Hover Over North Sea Scouting for Ships , Carrying Food. russianYdriven out of bukowina Allies Seem To Have 'Ad vantage in Recent Fight ing in Western Zone. L ONDON, Eng, Feb, 19. The Nor wegian tank steamer Belridge, which sailed from New Orleans January 28, and Newport News Feb ruary 5, for Amsterdam, struck a mine today off Dover. The vessel was damaged by the ex plosion, but she will probably finish her voyage to the Dutch port This is the second, ship damaged today, the first being the French steamer Dino rah. Amsterdam reports that the boat service from Rotterdam and Flushing to London has been discontinued as i result of the German blockade. Dutch shin owners have aaked the iiether Bdmb government t exclude for a potto, of bk sear irinDntch ports all BriSsh steamers which fly neutral flags, according to Berlin advices Dutch steamers bound for America are to sail around Scotland. Travel to England Suspended. All travel between England and the continent of Europe has been suspend ed by the British admiralty until furth er notice, because of the menace of German submarines. There are signs that Germany is bending every effort to make good her threat to blockade the British isles. These are found in the sndden activ ity of Zeppelin airships in the North sea, involving the loss of two such ves- ' sels, together with reports that they are continuing to control, notwith standing the rigors of the weather Added to this is the visit of emperor William and admiral von Tirpitz tc Wllhelmshaven, where it is said thev hope to R-ive impetus to the machinery f designed to clear the waters surround ing the United Kingdom or ail mer chant shipping. The Zeppelin airships presumably are watching for food laden craft moving toward England. Russians Driven From Bukowina. All reports agree that the Austrian s at last have flung the Russians entirelv out of Bukowina. The Russians claim they retired in good order, but they do not seek to deny their retreat The situation in the northern extrem ity of the eastern battle line is not so clear as it was a few days ago. Apparently no great battle has been fought since the Russians began their retreat toward the River Niemen. Pe trograd insists that engagements since have been outpost affairs, which would seem to indicate that the Germans haTs not advanced across the 50 mile strip of territory lying between the Niemen line and the east Prussian frontier. On the other hand the Germans are cele brating a notable victory over the Rus sians in east Prussia, including the taking of (4,000 prisoners. Western Fighting Favors Allies. For several days past the fighting in the western arena of the war would seem, judging from the reports reach ing London, to have been in favor of the allies. German Trench Blown Tp. A report on the progress of the fighting on the continent was gien out officially in London today. It Is the second biweekly communication on the operations of the British army in France promised by the authorities and says: 'The enemy has displayed considera ble activity during the last few da 3 southeast of Ypres. The fighting on this part of the line has at times been severe. At ope or two points the en emy succeeded In occupying some of our trenches, but they were driven out by counter attacks. One of the ene my's trenches was blown up and a number of prisoners were taken. German Attaeks Reputaed. "On the night of February 15-16 an attack was made on our lines north or the Ypres canal, and on the following night a similar attack was made near Neuve Chapelle Both were easilv driven off with loss to the enemj An the ground recently gained by us has been strengthened and held without difficulty. Believe Rnselaa Army Disabled. Berlin, Germany, Feb. 19. (By wire less to Sayville, L. I.) Further reports concerning the German victory of the (Ceetiaaea en Pace t. Col. 1).