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TODAY'S PRICES r (Hand Harmon quota copper 14 o&U S7 Grains c L,iestock. ateady Mexican bank L Mexican pesos. 25 Chihuahua 11 Can-ana. currency, 12 k irreRular HOME EDITION CTBAT2Q3- FORECAST. H 7a, etMSr wsrnw New Mexko cloady. warrar. risoaa fair wanner. West Texas, etawdy. warmer LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. EL PASO. TEXAS. TUESDAY EVENING. MARCH 9. 1915. DELIVERED AN I WHERE 6 CENTS A MONTH. TWELVE PAGES TODAY SINGLE COPT FIVE CENTS. ORE U. S. WARSHIPS SENT TO MEXICO Th if ersecute ormer w ire aw m JFsB III Is P m m TmT3 UPTDCCC TO oU Luu U TESTIFY Evelyn Nesbit Thau) Asserts She Will Do What She Can to Aid Slayer. SAYS CONFINEMENT IS LONG ENOUGH Stale Contends Thau) Was Insane, But Still Able to Enter Conspiracy. Nt-W YORK. N T, March J It was announced today by an of ficial of the district attorney's 'fice that, in all probability. Bvelyn Nesbit Thaw would appear as a wit is in Thaw's cishaif In his present tr.aL In previous proceedings affecting Thaw s liberty. Evelvn Nesbit Thaw has appeared against him A week ago a process server from the district attor i ev s office called on Mrs. Thaw with a subpena bidding her to appear at the i rial for the prosecution. She was quoted as having said I am tired of this case. I think Harry is being persecuted and if I take . i interest whatever in it. it will be to no what I can for him I think he has i.een confined long enough, and if his lawvers want me. I will do anything I can for him." Claimed Thaw Threatened Iler. Mrs. Thaw, immediately after the es cape of her former husband, claimed ta be in fear of her life, saying she had received threats that Thaw would come to New York and. kill her Mondav's court session was taken up vs th attempts to secure a Jury Thaw nas cheerful throughout the proceed- iS and occasionally helped his counsel itk the jurors. Describes Thaw's Escape. Assistant attorney general Kennedy. in 1 is statement to the jury, described th' escape of Thaw He told how hompson hired the big automobile In which Thaw fled and how the alleged conspirators gathered at the town of Beacon, adjoining Matteawan, the day t.efo'-e the escape Then he told how Thaw leaped into a machine and fled vi hen. a milkman opened a gate leading to the main yard of the hospital. Thaw later appeared at Lenox, Mass., where he registered under an assumed i-me said Kenned; He sketched com-p-ctel the subsequent events leading to Thaws arrest in Canada and the l-gal steps since then. Says Thaw Is Insane "Now. Kennedy said the state would offer evidence to prove that Thaw not only was Insane at the time of his escape, i jt that he was insane now That, how eer, the assistant attorney general vaid did not excuse him from consplr n? o commit a crime for. according tr the law. an insane person is respon sir le for a criminal act unless it can 1 - proved that he did not know that his act of escape was a crime fter Kennedv concluded, John B S'anchfield. for the defence, made mo- i ins to dismiss the indictment on the ground that the alleged facts were net ifrinent to constitute a crime, and ihrre -nas nothing to show that Thaw 3-,-tv- there was anvthing wrong in es- atirff The motions were denied. TT-n Penny, clerk of the court, the ' rt witness, identified the record of Thaw s second trial and the papers np&n which Thaw was committed to latteawan CLAIMS RAILROADS ABLE TO PAY HIGHER WAGES Chicago. HI.. March 9 W. J Lauck. r jntiruing his testimony today before the board of arbitration In the western i ail road wage case presented an anal- "is of the earnings of 53 representa tive western railroads for the period of 1I)0 1913 The returrs to stockholders, he said. rad been abundant while the com panies at the same time had set aside considerable amounts for property. sinking funds and other reserves. Their earnings," said Lauck. who Is a statistician employed by the en ginemen who are seeking higher ages, "have been sufficient to in c "-ease the undisturbed surplus 60 per ent daring the past five vears. which it the present time amounts to the enormous sum of J84.76.41. which is .0 tercent of the capital actually out standing This leaves no doubt as to the companies' abilitv to pay reason able increases in compensation to engi neers, firemen and hostlers. SAYS RAILROADS LOSING $46,090,060 IN REVENUE Chicago, 111., March 9 Because of -eductions in freight and passenger ates since 191. the 41 western rail roads who are applying for increased freignt rates, are experiencing a falling ' ff in their revenues of $40,IM0,M0 a 3 ear according to testimony given to dav before W M Daniels, interstate commerce commissioner I I. H ettling. statistician for the railroads, submitted more figures. claiming that the western rail roads should be permitted to in crease their rates on certain commodi ties He said in 1901 the receipts per freight ton mile were 8 64 mills as against 8-27 miles per ton mile in 1914 The av erase passenger rate per mile for the western railroads had been re duced from : 1 , cents in 1901 to 2 05 cuts in 1914 j Ultimatum GREAT Tte War At a Glance BOTH the right and left flanks of the German forces 4n north ern Poland have been dis lodged, Petrograd dispatches state, from the positions they took up on the advance from east Prussia. The German right wing is said to have beaten a hasty retreat to within eight miles of the border Today's official reports from Berlin, however, state that the Russian offensive is being met successfully. Several Russian assaults in this region are said to have been (repulsed. SNOW INTERRUPTS FIGHTING The battle in Champagne has be come less violent. Snow has inter rupted fighting in the Vosges and elsewhere along the western front there is no great activity. TURKS PUSHED BACK A farther advance by the Russian army which is striking into Turkish Armenia, along the shore of the Black sea, is announced at Petro grad. ITALY IS UNEASY Although there is no direct evi dence that Italy will depart from her policy of armed neutrality. Seme dispatches express the beliet that the nation is on the eve of "great and decisive events " Premier Salandra is quoted as saying that "Italians will see the destiny ef their country accomplished." BULGARIA FACES CRISIS Bulgaria, considered the least like ly of any of the Balkan nations now at peace to join the allies, is con fronting an international crisis over the question of peace or war. Re ports reaching Paris state that pre mier Radoslsvoff has been over thrown by the influence of Jong Fer dinand because he desired immediate action against Turkey. The plan oi the premier and his followers, as thus outlined, tfras to occupy Adrian ople, provided Greece threw in her lot with the triple entente. AFFAIRS IN GREECE The course to be followed by Greece is still to be determined, al though king Constantine, in his op position to war, is said to have the support of the general staff. "M. Zimns, requested by king Constan tine to form a cabinet, has declined, and a member of the chamber of deputies, M. Gounaris, has under taken the task. EM SESSION TO p APRIL Texas Legislature Will Be Given Month at Home First, Says Governor. Austin, Texas, March 9 Before he left for San Antonio, governor Ferguson announced that the ex tra session of the legislature will be called for either April IS or April 2C The date will be set so that members will have at least a month at home before returning to Austin, the go ernor said. The senate, having concurred in the house adjournment resolution, the pres ent session will end at noon on March 26 Ten senators and about 60 members of the house remained here, not going iu Julias to aiiena me laying oi tne new union station cornerstone. The senate, having adjourned had no quorum today, but the house worked during the entire morning with speaker Woods presiding The house passed and otherwise disposed of 30 bills, a greater number than it has handled in the same length of time this ses sion Koot nud Month Bill Enfrrosned. The house engrossed Hudspeth's bill appropriating $25,000 to be used in fighting the foot and mouth disease. The McNealus bill extending the time In which railroads have to complete extensions also was engrossed as well as the following Boner's house joint resolution exempting cotton and woolen mills from taxation for a period of ten years. Fuller's bUl authorising mutual assessment accident insurance compa nies to engage in health insurance busi ness In Texas, Mendell's bill making it a penal offence on any person au thorising or publishing Knowingly, fraudulent advertising, Xabour's bill in creasing the pounding fee and decreas ing the time of notice for persons al lowing stock to run at large Mendell's bill eliminating the qualification of be ing a Confederate veteran to be a mem ber of the Confederate home board. Woods, of Navarro, bill prohibiting for a tax commission of three members, to be composed of two members of the house, appointed by speaker V, oods, and one from the senate, appointed bv presi dent Hobby, whose duties it will be to investigate the tax system of Texas and to recommend a more satisfactory tax system for the.state. A large number of road laws were engrossed and passed fmallv Clnrlc to Call Hit inanninrr mil. Senator Clark announced today that he would call up in the senate tomor row his bill which seexs to repeal the Continued on rage Z. Col. 3). (Recent U.S.): A Poor Choice of ORCHESTRA METROPOLITAN T0SCM1I Giovanni Marlinelli, Legiti mate Successor to Caruso, To Appear. OPPORTUNITY IS UNPRECEDENTED Plan Outlined By Which El Paso Can Raise Neces sary Guaranty. fc , Tl L PASO can hear a concert by P7 the Jvew Tork Metropolitan Opera House orchestra, with Artnro Toscanini as conductor, and Giovanni MartinelH as soloist, early in May if El Paso cares enough about the greatest music In the world to pay rea sonably Increased prices for the limit ed number of seats in the El Paso thea ter." said James Graham McXary to day. "The orchestra will bring 100 musi cians. Toscaninl is rannlail H h. foremost musical critics in America as the greatest conductor who has ever ! oeen on American soil, Martinellt PirnflA'a Iut1Im.i. . ."jUed In ?ew York as the new tenor ing him several times, and there h no need to compare hhn with fnmeo for MartinelH has a distinctive genius all his own. with the critics all agreeing upon the marvelous qualities of his voice and his dramatic power . How We Can Secure It. , "The proposal Is squarely before the people of EI Paso Final and definite answer must go to New Tork this coming Saturday I have been negoti ating with the orchestra for some time but only now have a definite plan to work on. The orchentrA -arm ni.v ,&-. uvi. s no nui in nismoira er slaa. Frly. May 7, and Giovanni MartinelH will appear as soloist, upon payment of JI759 to .the management. In the let ter from the orchestra management it is stated that This price hardly covers expenses, but Mr Toscanini would like to play in El Paso and consequently we must take into consideration the limited seating capacity of your only halL "To cover expenses It will thus be necessary to raise 3000 from the sale of seats for the concert. There are only 1106 seats, and the schedule pro vides for prices as follows- Box seats S, orchestra seat 4 and J3, balcony seats 3 and J2, gallery II Every seat will have to be sold at these prices in order to collect J 2906 out of the house ana cover actual expenses. Sabaerlptlons eresnary. "Since the time is so short, onlv three days remaining in which to work, 1 have asked Mr Christian and Mr Lem en to assist in taking subscriptions. Subscriptions may also be telephoned or mailed to the First National bank or to The Herald It Is imperative that the whole 33000 be practically in sight by Friday night if we are to clo (he cumraci ior ine orchestra. "I hand you some clippings from re cent issues of -Musical America' wcich give an idea of what we may tpeet. and which expjain why it is possible for El Paso to secure an appearance of the great Metropolitan Opera organisation upon the first transcontinental uur in its history" European War Did It. ' Musical America" says editorially: "One of the direct results of the Kuropean war upon American musical interests will be a transcontinental tour of the Metropolitan Opera House or chestra with Arturo Toscanini as con ductor In a series of symphonic concerts in about a dosen cities, with prominent singers of the company as assisting soloists. "The paralysis of European musical affairs would thus give Mr Toscanini the first opportunity he has had. since coming to America, to jindertake a tour of this description. EvVn New Yorkers, who have regarded him as the greatest operatic conductor who has ever come to this country, have had little oppor tunity to hear bis wogc as a concert' conductor "Two years ago Mr Toscanini was presented at the Metropolitan opera house In a symphonic program, when his conducting of Beethoven's Ninth symphon and other classic numbers caused a stir in musical circles Since then bis operatic duties have precluded repetition of these events, although in Europe Toscanini s fame as a sMnphonic conductor Is firmlj established, tnd Kl Psho. Too! ' P C Copplcut. hen seen at the Metropolitan opera house b a 'Musical America' representative on Tuesday, admitted that sucb a project was under consideration The plan, as outlined at present.' said Mr Coppicus, is to send an organization of about 1M musicians immediatelv following the opera season in Atlanta, tn visit important cities in which Mr Toscanini has never ap- pea red The will probably Include New Orleans, Iwllas. Tex . Houston, Tex.. San Diego, Calif , Los Angeles. San Francisco, Portland. Ore . Seattle, Wash Salt Lake City. Denver. Kansas City, St. Louis and a few others where a sufficient guarantee can be raised, to cover expenses which will be enor mous. The venture had its beginning In the desire of prominent persons in San Francisco to secure a series of concert! (Continued on Page 9, OI. 1). I IT CHAMPION SCHOOL RIFLETEAM - rj , .. J.. j&ptJSfe3te - 'JJJ!gjjffiSSSff55.d'ffil GnL '' . .S , THI "w Mexico Military institute cadets and their comnaiiant Rcvwell N M winners oi the championshp of the I nited States in nfle shootinp m competition vih p-uitarv s. hools throughout the country ( adet MeCutch eoD. standing in the picture led his team in shooting He is a son of John H. McCutcheon, ot x-1 Pso. Cadet Lomax i also an El Paso boy Thoe a the picture are Standing, from left to right Maj. L. R Fornev. commandant of cadets and coach. Title team- Cadet Sergeant S. J. Klotr Cadet Chiet Trumpeter L. I. Talbot, Cadet econd Ijeiitenant I P Duan, Cadet J H. McCutcheon, ir, Cadet R. Letcher, Cadet Captain F. L. Drew. Sergeant J B McKenzie assistant coach. kneeing, left to right Cadet R. C. Hill, Cadet Y Lomax, Cadet D. L. Clark, Cadet First Sergeant J. V. Doss, Cadet Corporal J. G Hussev. Cadet G. R. WilJson. Cadet McCutebeon, who leads the team, made an average for the season of 194 14. The average of the team for the entire season m 967.43 out of a possible 1000. HI TIES OP ononis South African Industry Is Paralyzed by Euro pean Conflict. Washington. P. C March 9 "War has worked a greater disturbance In the production of diamonds than almost of any other commodity." says a bulletin just issued by the National Geographic society "Not only has the cutting of these gems almost ceased, but the largest diamond mines in the world have been shut down since last August. More than M percent of the annual disv mont output comes from South Africa, from mines within the war area whose operations has been suspecded. "It is feared in Belgium that the Ant werp diamond cutting industry has been ruined past repair, the Rue de Pelican has been deserted In Amsterdam, the other great diamond cutting and pol ishing center, work has almost com pletely halted. The work rooms of Lon don and Paris are reported to be as quiet as those of the Dutch. 'The demand for diamonds in this country, according to experts, is re maining good despite the war. being about 8 percent of normal "Diamond production has been the backbone almost of South African de-elopment- It has increased in import ance from year to year, the outputs be ing limited practically only to the amount of capital which the European houses dealing in these precious crys tals could afford to tie up in their pur chase In 1913. the mines ot German Southwest Africa produced about 1.S7. M carats, and an Antwerp syndicate which was formed for the taking of the whole of this production, failed. Just before the war a conference of all the leading diamond interests was called in London whose object was the adoption of plans for a better control of the ever swelling South African diamond out put." TURKISH PRISONERS SENT TO EGYPTIAN DESERT CAMP Cairo. Egypt, March Nearly 700 prisoners captured on February 3 have been sent from the oarracks at Cairo to the desert camp prepared for them at Tours. Most ot tnem were Turks from Syria, with a few Bedouins and two Indians who were first captured by the Turks, made to join their forces and then surrendered at the first op portuniu to the British. Some prisoners wore uniforms made on the German model, others khaki, and a few Here poorl clad. They seemed not unduly fatigued by their march across the desert, and the Egyptians looked on, glad of the ful fillment of the prediction that if Turks came, it would be as prisoners. SUBMARINE CREWS MAY BE TRIED FOR MURDER London, Eng, March 9 It is an nounced by the admiralty that captured crews of German submarines will not be accorded the honors of war, and it is intended to segregate them under possible restrictions. The admiralty says this applies to the crew of the submarine U-8, captured recently. It is believed the oflcers and men may be tried on charges of murder Subma rines are to be considered under special rulings because of their methods of warfare and their attacks on merchant vessels EXPLOSION IN GERMAN ARSENAL KILLS 14 MEN London. Eng, March 9 The Central News correspondent at Amsterdam telegraph that 14 men were killed and " inji red todav bv in explosion la a i rni n ai-tntl at i t erp. COMING HERE GOULDS LOSE IN MUD FI6HT St Louis. Mo. March 9 The pass ing of the Goulds from official connec tion with the Missouri Pacific-Iron Mountain system took place at the annual meeting of the two roads here today. Enough proxies to control the elec tions were in the hands of Otto IL Kahn, representing Kuhn, Loeb and company of New Tork and of A. H. Hemphill, of the Guaranty Trust com pany of New Tork, and just before the balloting began it was predicted that none of the three Goulds George J. Ktngdon and Frank J would be re elected to the directorate of either the Missouri Pacific or the Iron Mountain. The balloting was completed before noon and the Goulds were eliminated from the directorate of the two roads. The new directors of the Missouri Pacific are- Edward X Faust. William IL Lee and E. J Pearson of St Louis; and Nicholas F Brady. Newcomb Carl ton. A. J Hemphill. Cornelius Vander bllt and W. H. Williams of New York. The new directors of the St. Louts. iron Mountain and Southern are .Nicholas F Bradv. Newcomb Carlton, A. J Hemphill. Cornelius Vanderbilt. W H. Williams and Festus J. Wade, a banker of St Louis. Becomes Rich After Going to Prison and Is Sued For $25,000 Florence. Ariz, Mrch 9 In order that he may defend a suit for- J2S.900 brought In the superior court of Yava pai county by the widow of the man It U charged he killed. F p Hurley, lite term prisoner in the state penitentiary, has been sent to Prescott In the cus tody of an officer Hurley has a for tune of 375,600, but may never enjoy any ot it A number of years ago Hurley had some mining claims 12 or 14 miles from Jerome. Fred Conrey. it Is alleged, claimed part of Hurley's claims as a pasture for his sheep. Then were sev eral bitter quarrels between the two men and finally Conrey was shot and killed. A short time after Hurley went to the prison it was found that his claims were valuable Thev were sold for $i.09. and since then his fortune has increased to J75.SOO Woman Has Smallest Homestead; It Cost Her Just Ten Cents Washington. D C. March 9 Eight hundredths of an acre constitutes the smallest homestead in the United States. Its possessor is Serena Helen Blue, and it cost her just ten cents. The homestead is a triangular bit of land 1S9 feet long and 38 feet wide at its broadest point Jutting into Turtle Lake, Minn. Miss Blue has a house there and grows tomatoes, cabbage and clover The interior department liked Miss Blue's homestead so well that it Issued a description and a picture of it Chicagoans Sold Their Voles For Price of Meal Chicago. I1L, March 9 Four Demo cratic election officials and workers tn the first ward were indicted Monday as a result of testimony before the grand jury that votes had been bought in the recent prlmarv for 25 and 50 cents and in inme cases for a break fast or a night s Uniting? Words In ROSSI FLEET ATTACKS TOIKS Wrecks Docks on Black Sea, Hampering Turks in Ob taining Coal Supply. Petrograd, Russia, March 9 The bombardment by the Russians of Zun guldiak. on the south shore of the Black sea, and the destruction of the docks there, as announced by the Rus sian naval authorities Monday, consti tutes a serious blow to the Turkish fleet, since it is from this point that the Turks hitherto have drawn their chief supplies of coal for the navy. It Is re ported semiofficially that in addition to silencing the batteries which de fended the docks, the Russian fleet also destroyed the coal chutes. Benderegll. 49 miles to the west, which is another coaling port also was damaged. Fleet Suffers Little. The only damage to the Russian fleet during the bombardment of Zunguldlak was a slight injury to the cruiser Almaz, which was struck by a six inch shell. Three soldiers were wounded. The cruiser's machinery was not dam aged. Turks Menace Russian Flank. With the evident IntenUon of dis tracting the Russian advance into Turk. tsh Armenia, the Turks have started a movement in the vicinity of Khoi, in northwestern Persia, to the west of TaBrix. The Russian authorities attach little importance to this move, believ ing the melting snow and swollen riv ers In this region will impedo the prog ress of the Turks and preclude the pos sibility of their turning the left flank of the Russian Caucasian army. TURKS CLAIM BRITISH LOST 4t0 IN BATTLE Amsterdam. Holland. March 9. An official statement from the Turkish ministry received here today from Con stantinople savs that the British lost 400 men in the battle of March 3 at the head of the Persian gulf. Hashimura Togo, BotW Mr Dooley, War CorrttpoaAaat HERE are two features worth alone more than the price of a copy of the El Paso Herald Both will appear in the Week-End edition this week. These features need no lntrodnctioa. Wallace Irwin, the creator of the Japanese bov stones, became famous as a contributor of these ar tides to Collier s He is at present one of the popular Saturday Post writers Peter 1 inlev Dunne 'Mr. Dooley" articles are classics the world over. There n a barrel of fun in these two articles. Watch for them m the Week End Herald. The Gidsod Pictures Hie usual run of big features will also appear, including the Gibson hair page, drawn bv the creator of the famous "Gibson Girl. ' Frank O Carpenters weekly travel letter, Rene Baches contribution, an other instalment of the new serial by Virginia Terhune an de ater, an in frtalment of "Their Married Life,'' and other big features, including four pages of the best comics in the world, will go to make up the features am the big Week-End Herald, besides the best local, telegraphic and cable news service in the Southwest Then there i Bock's sport section and the automobile Action of real new5 not boosts for tar- hut real new- a Diplomatic Dodger LEADER SENDS Says U. S. Complaints rAre Baseless; Plans Formal Statement Later. NO ARMYMOVE IS YET IN SIGHT Battleship and Cruiser Are Ordered from Guantanamo To Go To Veracruz. WASinGTO. D. C. March a. American, consul SI1H matt telegraphed from. Veracruz today he had been relia bly informed that the evacuation of Mexico City' by the- forces of Gen. Obrejcon began at 8 odoct Monday night. WASmSOTON. D C. March 9 Pending a format statement to be made by Venustlano Car ranza regarding conditions in Mex co City, no move is contemplated b the fnited States further than the sending of two additional warships to Yerac-uz harbor, It was announced after the cab inet meetrna- today, tn which- the whole Mexlcsji artuatkm wag renewed. Earner in the day the state depart ment received from consul Silliman at Veracruz information that he had con ferred with Carranza Monday The first chief of the Constitutionalists In a preliminary reply to the American de mands for an improvement of condi tions in Veracruz, denied that anv such conditions as portrayed actuallv ex isted. Secretary of war Garrison said no army movements are yet contemplated. It is generallv declared that the course of the United States now depends oi Carranza. Denies Food Supply Cat Off. In a statement orallv to American consul Silliman. the Mexican chief de nied that Gen Obregoo. his commander In Mexico City had prevented food fron reaching the Mexican capital or that he had sent supplies awav Carranza promised en earlv repl Mr Silliman reported Eliseo Arre dondo. hitherto Washington represents tive of Carranza. and other advisers, were present during the conference Mr Silliman reported at length bat officials did not disclose the contents of his message. It was believed, hovt -ever that from the fact that Carranza denied the activitj attributed to him by official reports to the United State the Mexican chief would not approve any further inconvenience to foreign ers. Cabinet Feels Eneoarajrro. Consul Silliman s dispatches from Veracruz saying the American note was formally presented to Carranza Mondav afternoon, arrived just before the cab net meeting todav and were laid be fore president Wilson as the cabinet officers assembled. Some of the cab net members felt encouraged in the be lief that Carranza would give assur ance of protection to foreigners and permit supplies to reach the Mexican capital and prevent a crisis. No further word has been received showing when Mexico Citv would be evacuated or whether Obregon would leave a tomall garrison there Mexico City Festeftfee Cloned. The postofflce in Mexico City wai closed last Saturn according to ad vices to the state department. It i reported also that there are some cases ot smaupox in me ciiy ana aiso c: typhus fever , AH MeHcines Seized. Latest reports from Mexico Citv in dicate a menacing state ,of affairs for (Outlawed em Face X. OsL 3).