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HOME EDITION IODAY'S PRICES I r Piler (Handy ft Harmon quota t 4- Copper. 14 7314 87 Grains, - euiir -livestock, steady Mexican i iioteB. lK-i-Mexlcan peso. 15 Chl i i u. currency. II Carrmjwa cur i i l Stock-, higher. VTEATirEn rn RECAST. El Turn, fair, warmer; New Mexico, fair, warmer: Arizona, fair, eeld is north; Western Texas, fair, warmer. -ATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS EL PASO. TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING. MARCH 5. 1915. DELIVERED ANTWHERB 80 CENTS A MONTH. 1 6 PAGES TWO SECTIONS TODAY. USSIAN FLEET SAILS TO FIGHT TURKS Dam Is Now om . JTjtjL. k 88 Per Cent C plete m -i 1 In Past Year Enbugh Con crete Laid to Cover City Block 158 Feet High. RECORD MADE IN THE PAST MONTH Enough Concrete Laid To Cover a City Lot 300 Feet High or 13 Feet a Day. BY L. J. CIIARLHS. rtag Construction Engineer. ELEPHANT BUTTE, N. M., March 6. February was a busy month with 'the construction forces at the dam. and in the 24 working; days SJ.8O0 cubic yards of masonry were oured. This makes the figure for the total masonry in place on February 28, 4 91,600 cubic .yards, and the storage unit nearly 88 percent completed. On February 1, when the masonry ridd reached such a height that it was no longer practicable to use the down stream eableway, two of the masonry panes were laid off. ope. from eaeh shift, and. still, with the reduced force and one less cable, an average daily iniipui oi ifu cudic yards was main tained, a figure slightly leas than that i or January. -- it u ttar'dtfr!JS3tt nat this means without sotMUtag Ho compare it with. The ordinary dty lot in r.l Paso is usually 26 feet wide by 120 feet deep Kvery day during Feb ruary such a lot would have been cov ered nearly 13 feet deer, and In the month it would have been covered to a depth of .over 300 feet. J n the year beginning March 1, 1814, and ending; February 28, 1914, 380,200 cubic yard of masonry have been plated in the dam. With the single ex- eption of the famous Kenslco dam in New York, this is probably the greatest amount of mass concrete ever placed in a single structifre in. the same period. City Block, Five Sterles High. Continuing- otir analog, a city block in El Paso is 260 feet long by 250 feet nide The amount of masonry placed in the dam during the year would have '"'red a city Mock 168 feet deep, or eii.'ht feet higher than the 12-story Mills building, in El Paso. counting out gunoays, July i, Christ- ias. and allowing one duv tnr tJi. few J ratterinir shifts that were Imt ,, t ! nir shifts that were lost itua to cd weather, this amount was placed In S10 working days, or an average of Setter than 1225 cubic yards daily. Dam f Growing Fast. The lowesf block of the dam Is now at elevation 4300, 86 feet higher than the bottom of the flume closed in Jan uary, and 187 feet above the deepest point in the foundation. Since the flume was closed In JlB uaiy. the water level In the lakVhas Should a Woman Vote? TTX EM) lioth sides of the question in The Week-End Herald this week. K The matter is discussed bv the presMent of the Texsa Farmor.' TTt. who sajs'XO, and the secretary who says E& Head then- arguments Dud Herald. Do You Think Taxes Are Equal? Read what Houston has done to equaHie taxation. Tho Week-End Herald n ill explain the famous Paatorrza system, in force in that city, which taxes acant lots as much as those bearing bandings, thus putting a premium on thrift and a tax on idleness. The scheme is suggested for EI Paso. Read up on it. , What Do You Know About Zeppelin Airships ? Did you yon know the famous German inventor was once an officer in Grant's Union army? Did you know feat he was. once dismissed from the German annyT Bow he is idolised by toe German people and his air ships are the bugaboo of London and Paris, and the wonder of the world The Week-End Herald Magaeine Section tells about the inventor and his bliips. It also gives pictures of both. Don't Miss the Gibson Pictures There will be another of tie. famous Gibson half page pictures, suitable for cuttmg out wid franung. Thews pictures are by the creator of the famous' "Gibson Girl" and hare an appeal to all classes. There is alwavs a smile in them. New Serial To Start These are but a few of the big features in the Week-End Herald. Frank G. Carpenter s travel letter; the weekly theatrical review Kene Bache s letter on the Moros desire for many wives; the usual weekly fashion letter from ew Tcork, the usual Xell Brinkley cartoon and other "eueh ex clusive features will appear. The first instalment of "A Man and His Wife," by Virginia Terhune Van De Water, author of "Two Sisters" and "Fortunes of Fannv," will appear. The comic pages, the sport pages, the automobile pages will be the best in the Southwest, as usual. "Beck" writes the sports you know hira by now and the automobile news is not mere boosts for new cars, printed at the behest of car dealers, but real news 'that interests the man who owns and drives a car. Plant a Seed and There Will Be HUDSPETH DOESN'T WILSON DELAYS VISIT TO COAST "Washington, D. C. March 5. Presi dent Wilson practically has decided not to go to the San Francisco exposition this monthtbut will go later in the sum mer. He wantsUo stay in "Washington to Keep in- lose-.touph with the Euro pean sltutUrJb at the present stage. Vice president Marshall probably will go to the exposition to represent presi dent Wilson. been allowed to rise slowly, and the gates on several' occasions- have been closed entirely. At present about as much water is being released 'as is en tering the reservoir. The lake level stands at 4251, 37 feet deep over the old river bed, and the water now 'shows in the flat below the main office. The old wagon road to Engle will soon be submerged and auto parties should be careful to take the new Ens'e road into. camp from new on. This new road is practically complete, and will t)e found much shorter and less steep than the old one. Excavation Work, Excavation proceeded as usual with out any developments of Interest. Good foundation Is showing with .much less excavation than was originally expect ed. About 1400 cubic yards were moved, making the total excavation to date, including flume block, 436,800 cubic yards. The quarries operated with the same force ag during January, and while they managed to keep up. that was about an. , The sand cement plant and power plant were also working to ca pacity. The sttnd cement plant ex celled Its January output. AH the gates in the dam "have been placed. The lewer ones 'have been operated under working coMtftions and are now under water to a depth of IT lest. imbankment Orovrs Paste The embankment M growing rapidly. n average tec. . aoou huh cuoic sany. Dvruuri ware placed is.&os coMo yards of earth, 8M6 cubic yards of rock, M0 cubic yards of crushed stone, 1404 cubic yards of riprap, and the total earth section In plaee Feb ruary 28 was 41.300 cubic yards; rock, 27.600 cubic yards. Labor conditions have been excel lent, and the weather favorable, ex cept for a couple of heavy rains. The. number of employes on the main dam during February averaged 1068 and on the embankment, 172, and 121 head of stock. NEW ADMIRALS FOR U. S. . - ARE BEING CONSIDERED Washington, D. C, March 6. Belief Is current in naval circles that rear admirals Fletcher, Howard and Cowles will likely be president Wilson's selec tions for promotion to the newly cre ated grade of admiral. The three rear admirals will be cnosen from a list including rear ad- imral Capterton. rear admiral Wlnslow, now at the Newport war college; ad miral Knignt, president or the war college; rear admiral Mayo.' command ing the first division of the Atlantic fleet; rear admiral McLean, commander of the fourth division, and rear ad miral FIske. aide for operations in the navy department. .'Admirals will be paid 310,000 a year and vice aomlrals 19008. They will hold their advance rank only when on active seaf duty. of the El Paso Equal Franchise league! J in the Maeuzinn Section of th wi-. 1 Tke Vvar At a Glance T.HE British admiralty confirmed today reports of the sinking ' of two German submarines, the U-8, which the French admiralty previously anounced had been de stroyed by a torpedo boat, an3 an unidentified submersible rammed by the collier Thordis. The captain of the American stamer Gulf Light, on arriving at Wesser, Germany, is reported by a Berlin newspaper to have said he witnessed the destruction of two steamers by a German submarine. SHIPS UNLOAD DYEST0FF3 The first reports of definite ef fects on American trade of Great Britain's! retaliatory policy against Germany come from Bremen. It is said that several American vessels which had been taking on cargoes of German goods, particularly dye-i stuffs, unloaded' these cargoes and! will return to the United States in ballast l DARDANELLES STILL ATTACKED The assault of the allied fleet on 1 the Dardanelles is continuing. There is such a confusion of reports that it is impossible to gain a clear idea of what has been accomplished. The Turkish authorities admit that some damage has been done to the outer forts, but state that fhe defences on which main reliance is placed are still intact. From British sources it is reported that the allied fleet has penetrated well into the straits and that the inner fortifications have been badly-damazed. IMPORTANT FIGHTING ON LAND On land, important battles are in ' progress in the Champagne region of France', in northern Poland and in Galicia. No significant changes in -these -encounters? EeweVer, ire an- ' nounccd. The German official report of today says that tie Frenca left mote than 1000 dead before the German en tanglement as a result of one of several attacks made Thursday along the wtstern front. In the eastern campaign the Russian of fensive continues without definite results. ISK mease Western Roads Declare They Are Not Earning Enough to Pay. Chicago, 111., March 5. The hearing of the application of the western- rail roads to the Interstate commerce com mission for an Increase in freight rates, designed, it is said, to equalize certain rates on 98,000 miles of 'road and which, if allowed, will net the roads involved $10,1000,800 a year was begun here yesterday before commis sioner W. M. Daniel.. C. C. Wright, general solicitor of the Chicago Northwestern Railway company, appeared as chief of counsel. In opening the case for the 41 rail roads interested, he said that the car riers In the territory involved had been called upon during the last seven years to invest more than $100,000,000 a year in additions and betterments, but that there had been only a slight increase in their revenues. During these years, he asserted, the roads had not earned what the courts have held to be a tfalr rate of return upon their properties. Grain, grain products, livestock, fresh meats and packing house prod ucts, coal, liaj, fruits, vegetables a..d cotton piece goods were named by the attorney as the principal commodities upon which the advance was sought. These he said, had been treated sepa rately "with a view of establishing a more equitable relation of rates by ad vancing those which were too low." "It will be recalled," he said, "that in denying the advances ankiul hv tno carriers in 1910, the commission had before It the returns or one of the most favorable years for the carriers, but that the commission made this statement: 'If the time dees come when, through changed conditions, it may be shown that their fears are realized or approach realization, and from a sur vey of the Whole field nf nn.Allnn. there Is evidence of a movement which j iiian.es againsi me security and lasting value of legitimate investment and an adequate return upon the values of these properties, this .commission will not hesitate to give Its sanction to Increases which will be reasonable ' "We believe that it will be demon strated that tile rarriffrB nn,lttnn (- inot as favorable as ;as anticipated o wo commission in 1910, and by no means as favorable as It actuallv was then, and that the fears of the carriers have been more than realized." NATIONAL I1AII,WAYS BUYING UUIUiAU IS AIJOLISHED New York, March 5. The purchasing department of the National Hallways of Mexico in this city has been abolished and there will be no agency In the -United States to supplant it It is the plan of Venustiano Carranza. according to advices received here, to concen trate every department of the National railways under a government head, with headquarters in Mexico City. IMMHIS f PIUTE WARRIOR WHO . MURDERED MEXICAN, . DEFIES A BIG POSSE HIS Father - ' . .. 4. -, I ,? arjv' .ju.fS'r 5 i vy, Ura . Bluff Utah,' 'March 5. Tse-a-Gat, alms Hates, tile Fhite Bock, wanted for the murder of a Mexican and the theft of his saddle, is' still on the warpath with the survivors of his band of indians who have stood off sheriff Snedeker's posse from Salt Lake City for several days. The casualties in this "war" have been heavy so far. Old Polk, father "of Ts-Xa-Gm,t, 13 shown in the picture. Washington dispatches announce that Gen, Hugh L. Scott, chief of staff of the U. S. .army, will come to Bluff to confer with the warring Indians in an effort' td arrange' peace. U. S. Sues For $57,600 Claimed' As Postage Due On ft Sugar At a Glance" Washington, D. C, March 5. Suit" to recover 357,000 from Truentan O; Pal mer, secretary of the United States Beet Sugar irdustry, was filftd here today by the government, which allege that sum was the proper postage on 320,000 copfes of "Sugar at a Glance" delivered in the mails under the frank of senator Lodge. The government's bill alleges that Palmer substituted his phamplets for tables of figures which were used by senator Lodge in a speech In the tariff debate, and that the postal officials were deceived into believing they were prqper matter to bo carried free. CATTLE THEFTS IN BIG BEND COUNTRY CONTINUE Austin. Tex., March 6. Cattle thiev ing and other depredations continue in the Big Bend counties along the Rio Grande border, despite the efforts of the state rangers, according to Cap't. X J. Sanders of the state ranger force, stationed at Del Rio, who today con ferred with governor Ferguson and Adit. Gen. Hutchinprs on the subject. More rangers will have to be added to the present force in order to give adequate protection, it is claimed. FJve new rangers were recently added, hnd it is contemplated to add 10 more shortly. Several hundred head of cat tle, recently stolen, have been recov ered by the rangers. WHILE HAVING FRECKI.I3S IIE.IIOVED. "WOMAN DIES San Francisco. CaL, March 5. Autop sy over the body of Mrs. Sophia A. Levy, of New York, a wealthy widow en route around the world, who died in a surgeon's office Thursday while un der an anesthetic for an operation to remove freckles, established the fact that she died of a ruptured heart, Dr. B. L. Fowler, the operating surgeon, was released today. T.R. H.Smith Still Held; Exbeds To Make $15,000, Bond Las Cruces, N. M, Mar. 5 T. R. H. Smith, president of the defunct First State bank, was still being held by the sheriff's department at noon- Fri day although he expressed confidence that ,his bond of $15,000 would be made late in the afternoon. Smith was arrested Thursday morning in connection with the fail ure of the First State bank. Hugh Clary, R. P. Porter and W. N. Hager were arrested on perjury charges in connection with the First State bank failure, according to sheriff Felipe Lucero, who served the papers. Each gave a bond of $2500 for their appearance at the prelimin ary hearing. Times You'll Wish You Had Planted Two LIKE ansst': -' !' . Willard Takes "Nightie" and Goes to Los Angeles to Spend His Week-End Jess Willard, the heavyweight "hopo," left for Los Angeles Friday aften.oon to spend Sunday on the coast Jess took only his "nightie" and a boiled shirt wearing his old. brown camp shirt with his second best suit. Los Angeles being as near home as he has Jess says he had a hankering to go out and spend Sunday with his friends in California, having broken training here until he hears from Johnson. "Be rleht back." he said as hn swnnir j on the limited. GEN. FORREST'S SON IS GUEST OF CONFEDERATES N. B. Forrest, adjutant general of the Sous of Confederate Veterans, ar rived here Friday morning from the east Gen. Forrest Is a son of the famous confederate commander. He will hold a meeting at the Klks club at S oclpck this evening, to which all confederate veterans are Invited. The Daughters of the Confederacy will have charge of the program. Adj. Gen. Forrest's home Is in Mem phis. Tenn.. and he is making an in spection trip of the camps of confed erate sons. He is the guest of camp Calvin Crozler and was entertained by a number of the members at the Paso del Norte Friday with a luncheon in his honor. ( . DIXAMITE PLOTTEIIS AVItL ENTER rlVDAS NEXT SIOXDAY New Tork, March 5. Counsel in the case of Chas. Carbone and Frank Abar no, accused of attempting to explod a bomb in St Patrick's cathedral last Tuesday, agreed with judge Swarm to day to have the men plead to the -n-dictment against them on Monday. Meantime Judge Swann wllll have a conference with the attorneys and lis ten to informal argument for the pris oners, who claim that they were drawn Into the plot by the police. BODIES OF FIVE MORE ARE TAICBX FROM MINE Ilinton, W. Va March 5. Five more bodies were taken from the mine of tho New River and Pocahontas Coal company today at Layland. where a gas , explosion entombed and killed probably 150 men. The total list of recovered bodies is now 44. Only the main entries of the mine have been reached by the rescuers. PUni.ISIIER OF SATURDAY EVENING POST IS COMING. Cyrus Curtis, head of the Cutrls Pub lishing company, which publishes the "Saturday Evening Post," "Ladles' Home Journal" and a number of other magazines, will arrive here Sunday aft ernoon on the G. H. from New Orleans. He and his party are traveling in the private car "Colonial" They will be met at he union station by the reception committee of the chamber of commerce. WINTER'S HEAVIEST SNOWFALL COVERS KANSAS, MISSOURI. Kansas City, Mo, March 5. From six to 15 inches of snow, the heaviest pre cipitation of the winter, covers Kansas and this section of Missouri tndav. and at many points 'snow flurries continue. Trains are running from one to four , hours late. I "sto.3&2v& T-Jf - Tift nan w0T LINEUP GHESSML BTITI1 SILL OPPOSED Senate Subcommittee Will Try To Eliminate the Objections. - EDUCATION dlLL ' IS UP IN.SENATE 'i House Spends the Morning Wrangling Overdhe Lai- limore Bill. AUSTIN, Texas,' March 5. At a meeting today of the senate com mittee on congressional districts, a subcommittee was appointed com posed of senators Hudspeth, Nugent Bretsford, Gibson and Conner, to elimi nate the objections in the senate -to the Griggs-Haney substitute house bill, which has already passed in the house. It is understood senator Hudspeth, of EI Paso, is anxipus for a change in the house bill o as to place certain river counties in hi congressional-district while senators Bretsford andCon uer are unable to agree as to whleh t counties snan wrapore mm n the eortgraa- -aiey poaidsi . sional district In wwen TSi. t which his (Mstrict while senate Conner would substitute Coleman and Brown counties. ' It Is expected this bill will be brought out on the floor of the senate at an early date. Bducatlon BUI Up Again. The senate today resumed considera tion of the house compulsory education bill. An amendment was offered by senators Westbrook and others, which provides for compensation for parents whose children are needed for their support and who are compelled to at tend school. In support of bis amendment senator Westbrook .said if the senate adopted it he woula support the bill Before action was taken on this amendment senator Hudspeth moved to rescind the vole by which the local option amendment by senator Sutter was killed yesterday afternoon. The amendment and the bill was still pend ing when the senate recessed: House In a Wrangle.' The house this morning passed to engrossment only one local bill, a meas ure to allow Aransas county to issue bonds for the construction of a cause way across Copano bay. between the ' peninsula and the main bay. Most of the morning was spent in wrangling over the Lattimore Bill, which sought -to make the state law comply with the federal antl drug act which prohibits the sale 6r giving; away of any drug containing morphine, cocaine, heroin, opium, codine or chlo ral hydrate, except through a written permission from a licensed physician, dentist or veterinarian for each por tion obtained. At first there appeared to be a suf ficient number in the house to engross the bill, but detrimental amendments were tacked on until its passage was defeated. Racing Rill Favored. The house committee on - stock and stock raising has 'reported favorably by a vote of seven to five, the Clark senate racing sill. Two -amendraentsj uucibu uy uic u-iojiub ui ine Ulll wtfro inserted. One is the local option fea ture,' which permits a county to vote out horse racing should it see fit to do so, and the other is the one which pro hibits minors from participating in any betting feature at any race. Rural School BUI Slimed. The rural high school bill was signed today by the governor. The governor is expected to sign some time today the land rent bill, the bill having reached him last evening. He said to day that before signing the bill he wanted to compare it carefully with the original draft of the bill as recom mended. He approved today the bill amending an act of the 32d legislature, authorizing commissioners courts to create drainage districts. House Winhes to Quit Work. In spite of the fact that the senate has gone on record as being opposed to ! an early adjournment of the present regular session, and dereated a resolu tion emanating from the house for final adjournment on March 13, the house insists on an early adjournment and by a vote of 58 to 30, has adopted an other sine die adjournment resolution, this time for March 20, just a week later than the first resolution on the subject The resolution wns offered by repre sentative Sullivan and signed by 2 others. v aval Militia Favored. Indications point to the final enact ment at the present session of the leg islature of the house bill by Campbell and Beason. providing for creation of a "naval militia for Texas. The Bill has tlready passed finally in the house. New Jersey Man Likes tieald Grerstone Park. X J. Editor El Paso Herald: j I received a sample copy of your paper and am well pleased with it and am enclosing herewith money order for a subscription. ' Respectfully yours, " Wra. Walton. Submarine U-8 Sunk anc the Crew, Rescued, Is Im prisoned in England. RUSSIANSTO AID ' FLEET OF ALLIES Germans and French Fight Great Battle in Cham ( pagne District. LONDON, Kng., March 5. The Rus sian Black sea fleet is steaming toward the Bosphonts, according to a dispatch from Roma, Italy. The Bucharest correspondent of the Gkr nale D' Italia of Rome telegraphs trut the fleet has already passed Burgas, Bulgaria. , - The presumption is that tho Russian fleet intends an attack on the Turkish forts of the Bosphonts. a narrow strait at tho southern end of which is Constantinople, while the great fleet f Great Britain and France is hamme--iam t the Dardanelles, the strait whi.-n ' 0ien into the sea. of Marmora- Turko 1 w4n ttau he .oaMected to naval war- Rnn flaet is reported to r-av - steamed, is about 150 miles northwest of the Bosphorus. May Encounter Tnrlilab. Fleet. Should the Russian fleet attack the Bosphorus it presumaoTy would have, to deal with the Turkish fleet mui -ptoed to be in that region, the most powerful member of nfhich is the Sultan Selim, formerly the German cruiser Gooben. The Bosphorus is 17 miles long' and from one-half to one and one-halt miles wide. It is defended by modem fortifications. Two Submarines frunk. hrwo German submarines have been sunk in British waters, according to an official announcement given, out in London today. The text of the statement is as fol- The secretary of the admiralty makes the following statement: "The S. S. Thordis has now been ex amrned in dry dock and Injuries to her keel and hear propeller confirm the evi dence of Capt Boll and the crew that on February 28 the vessel ramcked, and in all nrnhsbilitv sunjc. . German" sub marine which had flrad a torrodo at her- , "Thursday afternoon the German submarine U-8 was sunk In the channel off Dover by destroyers. The officeis and men were taken priaoner." Crew It Imprisoned. The crew of the C-8, numbering 29, was landed at Dover today and was taken to Dover castle under an armed The U-8 was smaller than the latest German submarines, her displacement under water being only 300 tons. Sultan Fleex Capital. In the meantime the allied fleets are slowly battering their way up the Dardanelles without so far as la known, a single serious loss among the ships. The sultan of Turkey, ac cording to a report -from Athens, has already fled from Constantinople. This-. however, has not been confirmed, and reports from Turkish sources, notablv an interview with Enver Pasha, depre cate the seriousness of the bombard ment of the Dardanelles, and insist that the real defences of the straits have not been affected. Auxtro-Germnn Pine Disrupted. Even if no decisive battle develops from the present Russian offensive on the eastern front, tha allies today are advancing the claim that the Austro German plans for their spring cam paign in the east have been measur ably Interfered with. A few weeks ago field marshal Von Hmdenburg was Sweeping victoriously through northern Poland, while in the south the Austrians .-ere pressing for ward both in Galicia and in Bukowina. Today these roles appear to ba le- versed. Russian troops are attacking along the German line from the .ie men to the Vistula, and although the Germans are clinging tenaciously to their positions before Ossowetx and at other points north of the Vistula, their thrust toward Warsaw has been brought to a standstill, and they are being slowly forced back to their own frontier. Ilrltlnh Suffer Losses. The German war office today gave out a statement at Berlin which says- "Western theater of war: South ot Ypres we inflicted considerable losses on the British with artillery fire. In the positions in the Lorette hills, which (CoBtkwed. on Face 4, Col. 5).