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HOME EDITION TODAY'S PRICES r rt.uk nntt l-- Mei an p Chihuahua rurrency 614 z urrenn t B.tr iler (Han A, Htrmon quotation 45 Copper r ns not quottni (holiday) Llve- k Steady HTEATTlCn rOKBCAST. T3 Fano. fair, wanner. Nfw Mexico, fair warmer AHwhm., fair, warmer, X rt Texas, fair, cWr, front. 16 PAGES TWO SECTIONS TODAY. LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. EL PASO. TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING. APRIL 2. 1915. SINGLE COPT FIVE CENTS. DELIVERED ANYWHERE 60 CENTS A MONTH- GERMANY SENDS ENGLAND NEW THREAT Obreffon Takes Oueretaro From Villa EL -p1 n r i"- in NEUTRALIZE CAPITAL, IS U. S. Seeks Consent of Car- ranza To Plan Already Approved By Zapata. WOULD GOVERN BY COMMISSION Twenty-five Thousand For eigners Would Thus Be Protected, Is Belief. WASHINGTON. D C. April 2 First definite information of the location of Gen. Obregon s 1 his arm since be evacuated Mexico ( ii t toe Zapata forces, came today i an official dispatch from Gen. Car r nza to his agency here announcing that Obregon was at Qoeretaro, .$ miles north of the. capital and thus ttiin menacing any southern advance cf the Villa armj den Carranza sent this message Yesterday Queretaro was occupied t Gen Obregon s troops. ' Recently it as reported that the Eapata Villa force intended to evacuate the capital and that Obregon again "would occupy it. The gunboat MaeMsstns todas y dered from New York to loin Oe crufsing squadron at Veracruz. The battleships Delaware and Georgia soon will come north for target practice with the Atlantic fleet. Lpon Venustiano Carranza depends today the success of negotiations on the part of the American government with the Tarious warring factions in Mexico t "T taking Mexico Citv out of the thea Trr of future mihtar operations and for the neutralization of the frailway 1 etween that citv and Yeracrux. These steps are designed to secure permanent security for the -j.OOO foreigners in the .Mexican capital. The fact that the Villa-Zapata forces have promptly accented the two pro posals of the American government led ul ministration officials and diplomats here toda to hope that Carranza also v. ould give his assent. If he will agree i o the neutralization of Mexico City, the Zapata forces are willing to evacuate that city Government by Council. The plan with- respect to Mexico Lit contemplates .an arrangement m hereby order would be maintained there by a local council, made up of piomment residents selected by mtt tial agreement between the opposing factions. The capital would not then, i "cer the terms of the proposed agree m m be subject to further attacks x or would there be any more changes 1 go eminent until a central govern r nt had been established I'uval West personal representative o, president Wilson who it is under- s ood will confer with Gen Carranza "Veracruz in the next few days on tne Mexican situation in general, prob- 2 H w ill assist American consuls bll hmui and Canada m their efforts to secure Carranza s approval Later, it is understood, Mr est will go to Mexico City to talk with the Brazilian minister concerning the situation should the capital be declared neu tial, much of the apprehension for the safety of foreigners would be removed auid the fam.ne menace eliminated. 5- nee such a step would lessen the 1 t'lihood of complication with for eign powers, the pi n. In the opinion of American officials, should appeal to all Mexican factions Payment of 31inlng Taxes. The Brazilian minister at the capital siviFCd the state department that i-w s on mimnjr property in .Lower t al forma were payable at tbe capital r at Chihuahua, money deposited in -in men-an bank to the order of tne treasurer-general of the de facto government heing acceptable for that p-.rpoe The department had inquired if governor Cantu of Lower California s subject to the oraers of the Mex i c Cit government, -various owners of American mines there hanng been puzzled as to how to meet their tax I ligations because of confused con ditions in Mexico '"itv The status of .roveraor Cantu wa not defined in the leplv J ir Srf,J. "? . J.r?UIty-" Ajnerican. man- ' V ' . ".rTr: i"' n" Mexico, """' .Thorit.rj K.,reUy y MaTXyaE. KJ5SS2L 5 ?nex: k " " ." ,;" .1 ,;."""-"" - ""? . Inada ook.n" TSTh .TK ."."J"" .. . - .. . t, , . ''""pox; i-revaient. , ?Ck . n,ml,Pox yericrux was leported today in official dispatches. xn.', tate departments summary said 7?c m S. C3f e.S of ""P01 XJK&SSSZ'S.'XZ KT. lJle i ported that Cordoba and adjacent . . .. : i .-. .j. - it pvims are aiso oaoiy iniectea. SlSL FIBER IS M BEING MOV Jill IIIaDI.Y Galveston. Texas. pnl t Quiet prevails at Progreso. lucatan, and at Merida, capital of the state according to Mexicans who arrived here today on 1 oard the Norwegian steamer Nils. The Nils brought 4715 bales of sisal, fii er rapt. Peterson reports that when ' ne Wt PrOgrevu four Other TeSSelS 1 taking on sial cprgoes. rgoes. ' Now Let El CAMPAIGN ON TAMPICO IS HALTED 1SQETEME PREPARED HIS New 'Vork ipnl J Carmine Car bene continued to testify in his own behalf when the trial of himself and Frank A bar no. accused of attempting to set off bombs in St. Patrick's cathe dral, was resumed today Carbone de nied mixing the ingredients for the bombs, saying this had been done by Pclignant. the de tective who is said to have uncovered the alleged plot, lie described how the detective made the bombs. Carbone said policemen at police headquarters struck him when he said he could not implicate Carlo Treses, the Industrial Workers of the World organizer, and others. Capt, Tunney. be declared, said that if he did not give such testimony he would get from 49 to 50 years. It's a Long, Long Way To 1916 and the Senate, Joe Bailey Declares Former senator Joseph IV Bailey, of Texas, who is generally credited with a desire to wear the senatorial toga again in ISIS, arrived in the city Fri day morning from Tucson, where he had been attending to legal business. Friday noon, together with Franklin X. Lane, secretary of the interior. Mr. Bailey was the guest of honor at a luncheon at Hotel Paso del Norte. The exsenator was seen at the del Xorte aa he was hurrying to the bar ber shop Affairs of state were for the moment forgotten and his answers to leading questions were non committal in the extreme. "Will I be a candidate for senator next year' "Well, yon knnw, I've been away on t a business trip and Tve been occupied I iwstfc. a many mailers that. Just at this J jma f aesaW oaaatafle: .stalk an iMHFi I to that siwllua Anyway. 1J1 Is a Ions; way off yet; be said in the bar ber shop "The Ferguson administration" As I said, I have been out of the state and nave really been so busy that my mind has been occupied with all sorts of other matters and so. of course. I couldn't express any opinion on that. Bat I am always glad to get back to El Paso Why whenever I return to EI Paso after a short absence, the city has grown so much in my absence that Just then the head barber gave the "next call and the senator excused himself FERGUSON VETOES ALCOHOL LICENSE REDUCTION MEASURE Austin. Tex, April 2 Having given his promise that he would not ap prove any liquor legislation, governor Ferguson todav vetoed the house bill presented at the regular session which reduced the tax imposed on wholesale druggists for selling alcohol in any .locality in Texas in quantities of one gallon or more. The present tax Is $75 and this bill sought to reduce the lamount to tie. The governor said "Cheap alcohol is the dream of the bootlegger, and I see no reason why the right to sell alco hol should be made less than the right to sell whisky or beer " Governor Fergnson today approved the house ftill wuich provides for the issuance or negotiable cotton ware house receipts under the direction of the department of insurance and bank ing This bill becomes effective days after adjournment of the legisla ture DEFENCE ADMITS ELECTION PLOT; DENIES OWN GUILT Indianapolis Ind. April ; While admitting that 'conspiracy existed in Terre Haute for the purpose of stealing the election of last November, " three attorneys, representing five of the 18 men on tral in the federal court here on charges of conspiracy to corrupt that election, insisted in their argu ments today that their clients were in no way connected with it. The attorneys said thev admitted the conspiracy because St of the men who had been indicted on the charge had pleaded guilty Charles J Orbi son. attornev for sheriff Dennis Shea and two other defendants, attacked tbe character of those who had pleaded guilty and appeared for the government, asserting that they volunteered infor mation that thev might receive light punishment SCHOOL ELECTIONS MAY CLOSE SALOONS FOR DAY Austin, Tex . April 2. Controler Ter- rell todax received many telegrams from over tne state from persons want " to knw te "toons most close tomorrow on account of county school elections. He said he has not as yet ruled on the subject and is investigating the law He is inclined to the view that tne s- loons will have to close. -Everv saloon which keeps open to morrow ls violating the laws of this state said attorney general Looney today He pointed out that it is not a mi ti.tion ft to whpihr or not an eiec- tion is held in a county, but the ques tinn to that th lau nrfirtdei that sa loons must close on election days, and tomorrow is held to be an election day PRESIDENT MVi SPEilv ON IJKCOKTIO DW Washington D C April 2. Presi dent W ilson today accepted an invita tion to at'end Decoration day exercises lt rlmgtonl National cemetery on May 2o He probablv will peak at the in- iitntmn nf th (.ranii Armv nt th R- i nlilic Paso Found a Permanent Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus AT L Goes To Torreon To Talk With Chief, Who Is Try ing To Rally Support. ROBLES ISACTIVE, WITH BEN AVIDES Attempting To Patch Up Triana Trouble Mala- mows Fight Delayed. THB Tampico campaign from the north has been temporarily sus pened with the return of Gen. Felipe Angeles to Torreon, where a con ference Is to be held with Gen. Villa According to private advices received Thursday from Torreon, this confer ence is for the purpose of patching up the feud between Angeles and Gen Triana, who. with his entire command of 2v0 men. recently quit Angeles at Monterey and retired to fean Pedro and Gomez Palacio Although his dispute was only with jigeles it was feared that, unless the difference were ar ranged, he would declare against Villa and "the convention." Robles and Renavldrs Active. According to recent arrivafe- are eoi aetivttr mode; the railroad line sooth of Torreon and have also sent snail detachments into Dorango The arrivals state that Torreon is ready for an attack, though the recent scare there, occasioned by the report that a Joint attack of Carrandstas and for mer Guiterres followers was to be made, has subsided Gen. Villa was still in Torreon Thnrsdav. Tlrinir Ont Garrinon. i Allla officials here explain tbe con- J $X?vZn?ZS& successfully used in the siege of Torreon and Ojinaga that of wearing. out the garrison. Continual night at tacks of small bands are being made, thus keeping the defenders on the alert all the time, while the main body of the Villa troops rests. These tactics will be pursued for some days, possibly weeks, in the opinion of Villa officials here, and then a sadden rush will be made A Ilia fter llore Support. A consolidation of tbe southern states of Mexico, with the object of launching a strong campaign from that section against the heart of the Carranza territory around Veracruz is now being undertaken bv A ilia. mil itary commission has been a named and has recently held a number of conferences with Villa and the minis ters at Chihuahua and is expected to ar rive, at the border Saturday or Sunday on its wav to Chiapas. The Villa delegation will go by way of New: Orleans to some Guatemalan port and will enter Chiapas from the south. They will then proceed to tbe capital of the state and. with this as a headquarters, delegations will be sent Into Oaxaca. Tabasco and Campeche. Villa officials here state that the con vention government has received as surances that the southern states are ready to recognize ViHa in a body and that the commission will simply have to organize the governments and set the campaign against east central Mexico in motion By the time the southern movemeSt is well under way the Villa troops win be Investing Tampico, Villa officials here state. It is pointed out that, ex cept for the eastern border ports Car ranza has already been crowded into a comparatively small section of terri tory 4n the eastern central part or tne republic "Mnv Suspend Drastic Law. Favorable action relative to com plaint, against the recent mining law promulgated by Villa, which would virtually result in the confiscation of many mines in the north, has been taken by Villa officials, according to advices received here and it is under stood that tbe law will be suspended for the time being and later amended The law was to have become effective on April 1 While awaiting develop ments the committee of niining men that was expecting to go to Washing ton to lay the matter before the state department has not yet Wt for the east. American Aviators Ask Villa $100 a Day on 30 Day Contract; Refused Brownsville. Texas, April 2. For lack of an aviator. Gen. Villa's expect ed aerial operations against Matamoros were delaved today Villa officials sought an American flyer to operate an aeroplane .received from Monterey, but balked at paying flOO a day on a 3 day contract, which was the price demanded by at least one aviator from this side of the line. It was said the officers would await the arrival of an aviator from Monterey Three more aeroplanes are said to be on their way from Monterey to the Villa camp Operations to reduce Matamoros are likely to continue to be .slow, accord ing to information reaching American (Continaed on Face 3, CoL 4). m TROOPS MAKE WINTER QUARTERS IN WAGON OF A RUSSIAN PEASANT I &t 9r HnxaannnnnnnnnasSr v. XxS3H4s3 irfsnlftTsfflslsTsnffMssFr s H 8 s ' sitwW TKbbbsSBSsSbSSi iL.anKSannsfEsssBHL sl 2K&Jtfs29BEaBBSSBsraEsO Bl SflBBBflBW BE MfcjpjflynnY. 35 JIijXiraaaBSjBn3srlff rTfi" ssfcgssltfTrmWi. .Tsrsnninnannniis ! BB)BBBBBBBBlBaBBBBBBBBSBBSSSMBSRBlBs9BBBBBBHH g&Mmmz soLjaiSs ibi . 1 ii t i i t t T 'j ' - i ou- Ku-sian a nit i Ti t o rman 1 i rs i n e i j r abaudor.eii bv th( jxa-int- alio had Hot! th f'l-tr t Th v stove insitle llni tiiev had a c uunrtaUt cabin dnnn? tne in Falanri to keep tliw tkaroughtar ENGLISH PEERS SHIT Leaders Announce Willing- ness to Abolish Liquors From Households. London. Bag. April 2 The attention of the British public is today concen trated upon the question of abstinence For the moment it has overshadowed the war v That some drastic measures are con templated is beyond doubt, but the pub lic is divided on the opinion as to whether the prohibition measures should be total or not The sense of personal liberty is so strong in England that it may defeat tntnl nrablliifion The sens of fair play fights on the side of the extreme I measure, for tne onlnion is growing that if employes be deprived of their right to drink, employers must take their place in the same boat. It is believed that the sabinet is in favor of total prohibition, which under the defence, of tbe realm act it has the power to enforce without anv further legislation. Peers Follow King's Bxnraple. The king s abstemious example is KalH v nilv TiiIIiim ! fnw in ftflHitiAn ' t earl Kitchener, all the cabinet min isters in London announced to chan celor Lloyd-Gea-rge Thursday, accord ing to the Daily Mail, their intention to follow th Icing's pledge to abstain from alcoholic liquors during the war, if it is thought necessary. Among other prominent men who will do likewise are earl Brassey. baron Cowdray. baron Sydenham. Kir Charles W Macara, chairman of the committee of the International Feder ation of Master Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers' association, and heads of many big manufacturing concerns. Canada Is of ame Mlnil. Montreal. Quebec, April 2 The stand taken by king George in regard to the liquor question in Great Britain has been warmly approved in Canada and has' given added impetus to the prohi bition movement in the Dominion Manitoba arid Ontario have initiated restrictive legislation in regard to the sale of liquor Dispatches from St. John quoted pre mier Clark of New Brunswick aa sav -Ing that his government was consid ering the prohibition or the use" of al cohol in the province of New Brunswick during the war Premier Murray of Nova Scotia assured a temperance- dele gation which asked that an advanced step towards prohibition be taken, that his government had tbe matter under consideration. Men u for Saturday Herald Cooking School Short Method' Bread. Hot RoiU. Mayonnaise Dresung. Cheese Calces. Mrs. Evans will also show how to shape and color hard boiled eggs into semblances of fruits. These are particular timely for Raster AjaKDdixEij ivac Ipimt 1 tt i ones for ticrmaii s upply tram. ! EASES THAT: Fall River Maes. pril 2 The probable suicide of F Kalon lden of Newark, -N J a passenger en the Fall -River' line steamer Plvmouth, was re ported on the Plymouth s arrival from New Torlc today Blood stains were found on the wall of Alden's stateroom. He was believed to have cut his throat, then groped his way to the rail and jumped overboard. Met Financial Disaster. Newark, X J , April 2. F Eaton Alden, aged SO, elder of the Presby- Aerlan church, was a New York broker He met with financial reverses and lately had been employed by a New York firm. Mother Of Triplets and Twins IsJZioen $50 and Thanks By Gov. Ferguson Vustin. Tex. April 2. Gov Fergnson has mailed his personal check for J50 to Mrs. Luke Collier, rural route No 1. Heideaheimer. Tex , as a token of ap preciation for her service to her coun trv m being tbe mother of one set of triplets, born on March 15, and one set of twins born 22 months before. Mrs. Collier having in all 11 children. She is 3 years of ace and was married in 184. "You certainly deserve a crown in heaven." wrote the governor to Mrs. Collier "I do not hesitate to say that this .nation must look to you and your kind for a perpetuation of its existence You and yonrs certainly deserve more consideration a't the hands of our peo ple than those, who go up and down the country, oarren or results and spena !S 2"JL2?": "lZZ.?Llr??,l doing those real things that lay, the foundation tor a nlgner civilization. I herewith enclose you my check for 5 in token jot my great apprecia tion of your service "As governor of Texas, I extend to vou the thanks of Its entire citizenship and wish for you and yours prosperity and happiness" FORT SAM HOUSTON GETS ARMY AVIATION SQUADRON Washington, D ,C. April 2. The 8iT nal corps of the army, under the direc tion of Brig Gen. Scriven, chief signal officer, hi perfecting plans for the es tablishment of an aero center at San Antonio bv June 1 It will be located on the government reservation, whteh Includes Fori Sam Houston, and will be headquarters for the first aeroplane squadron. When fully orjranlxed, this squadron will comprise eight aeroplanes, 20 officers and about "enlisted men. from which aviators will be drawn lor anv service which the war depart ment may require The training school for army avia tors will be continued at San Diego. Calif but the experienced fliers will m.Vi ihp hnHnitflrfem r the San i Antonio center MINIMUM MKIfJIIT FOR STOCK CR PRBSCRIBBD Washington D C -April": Minimum weight of 17 060 pounds for 36 foot cars containing calves from Greta and other Texas shipping points to point in Colo rado Kansas Illinois and other states, was, prescribed todav bv the interstate commeri e commission in an order to more than u railroads em-aged In handling thit traffic I ire-( - In u-- il tli ni-ihcs timj tbe rigor ( liuiiMnm anJ made then- quarter ; a wagon a limousine' body over it and ni(ed up a cook wintry weather Thev aeie stationed o i "if" LEADER Chafin and Others "Want Congress to Abolish Liquor Traffic. Chicago, HI, April 2. A letter re questing president WHson to call a special session of congress to pass a law prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors in the Lnited States, was addressed to the white house today by E. w. Chafin, of Tucson. Ariz, former presidential can didate of the Prohlibtisst forty John B bt John, farmer governor of Kan sas, and others prominent in the na tional prohibition brigade, including Pearl Buckingham Colorado I.uK Iieen Haves, Missouri, and Clia.3 J Hall. Califoml; The letter points out the cample set. oy i.ussia in stopping up sae oi intoxicants, restrictive measures in France and the agitation In England and remarks that if the cofsntrv nvaits ! until the next regular session of con gress to pass such a law the Lnited States will stand alone among civiUzed nations as permitting the use of alco holic bev erases. BERINO IS STORM CENTER; HAS HEAVY RAIN WITH HAIL Berino. N M pr1I 2 V hearr rain amouatine almost, to a cjottd burst, ac-compani-a by much thunder and light ning, visit, this district yesterdar j evening The tkrernrairt-9age snows a rainfall of severs-tenths of an- inch Some hall fell also, but the fruit trees apparently ar not damaged to an great extent. The storm was heaviest I lh A IvwiBM&jllaftA Dahmm iliaiatat tOr'Sh ! owers falling throughouThe valley. VLLKGRD BLICMIVVDER 1 CHtRGKD WITH MIRDBR New York, April ; Frank Ammie rata, alias Antonio Scandale said to be the leader of a eoealled society of vagabonds" in West Virginia, was ar- resiea nere voomy on a leucrai cairgc involving him in the murder of Leon ardo Vinclnzo at Fairmont, W Va. las' Christmas eve inclnzo, whose home was in Vonda. N , was murdered shortly after hi arrival at Fairmont to testify as a government witness against a member of tbe society of vagabonds." 1 . GKTS I.IFB KNTKNCE 34 HOtRS AFTBR MURDER Saginaw Mich April 2 Robert Smith of Cleveland was sentenced to life imprisonment today for the mur der late Thursday of Mra Grace Stein hauser of this cTtv. u whom be was to have been married Thursday night. Smith began serving his aaitence less than 24 hours after the murder Smith met Mra Steknhauser in the countv Jail recently, while serving a sentence for vagrancv V 'nil i W lUH Secretary Lane Compliments Herald THK EX PASO HZRAIJ) is favorably known bv a memtxr of president " Wilson's cabinet. He w Franklin' k. Lane, secretary of the interior In the' eonrse of an interview with a Herald reporter, Mr. Lane said i "I'm an old newspaper man myself and I know newspapers. I hav heard many favorable comments on The Herald tnroughout ti section rl ill! IN DAY Submarine Captain Gives Coffee and Tobacco To Men of Sunken Ships. U. S. TRANSMITS GERMAN PROTEST Germans Threaten Reprisals Fer Treatment Given Sub marine Prisoners. 1" ONTDOV Entr- Anril 2. A German I i protest and threat of reprisals on V i ,rntin? , t th. f,.almuil flraa. Britain accorded the prisoners taken on board submarines was made public here todav This protest was transmitted to Great Britain through the Lnited States. Great Britain had previously ruled that German submarine crews would be accorded treatment different from that given other prisoners of war on ac count of the methods employed in sub marina warfare. Accordingly, snbma- ntSSFEftW'r prisoners of war. Hx Ships re SxraL. German submarines have added to their raiding exploits by sinking s ships, Ave of tbem British and the sixth Norwegian, ana in so doing has con siderably ttrens-thened the sea block I ade declared against the British lsle-c Most or the crews reached shore safely, but of the crew of the Seven Seas, one of he victims, II perished. Norwegian Bark Torpedoed. Eleven men, the t rew of the Nor wegian baik Nor torpedoed in the North sea b the German submarine V-1Q. were landed today by the steamer Lnita at The Hook of Hollanf Three Trawlers Snnk. Three Tyne Trawlers the Gloxiana Jason and Nellie were sunk bv the German submarine I -16 Thursd After all the members of the crew we'e safely in small boats, the German' blew up the trawlers. The fishermen were towed toward tb Tvne until thev encountered fishing craft which brought them ashore The fishermen sav the commander of the submarine was quite genial He supplied hot coffee and tobacco t them, but told them "We have orders to 'nk evervthm- , It ls war alld Fngland started t. 11 of Her Crew Drann. The British steamer Seven Seas. " tons was torpedoed bv a German sub marine off Beachy Heads Thursday af ternoon. The attack was without warn ing and 11 of her crew of 18, Includinff all the officers except the second en gineerv were drowned. The steamer was bound from London for Liverpool. The Sonthpelnt Is Torpedoed. The British steamer Southooint. tbe I crew of which was landed Thursday at Lisbon Portugal, was not lost in a storni as at first reported, but waa suiii, bv the German submarine IT-2S. SO miles off CapV Finisterre according to a Reu ter dispatch from Lisbon. Heuter dispatch from Lisbon ws the steamer Hollmgon has brought in there : members of tbe crew of the steamer. Southpoint. The Southpoint. which receot! changed her name to Cston. sailei from Philadelphia for Rotterdam on February 11 taking a cargo of flour to the Belgian sufferers from the war. The steamer arrived in Rotterdam on March j and after unloading put into Fowo England, whence she sailed on M irch :0 for Philadelphia. German Trencher Destroyed. The French war office this afterno n gave out a reoort on the progress of the fighting on land which reads as fol lows South of Peronne nar Dompierre we destroyed Thursdav several mora German trenches with mines. In the attack on the aviation camo atHandeyaeme French and Belgian av i ators dropped about 30 bombs. French ttaeW Break Down. The German war offiie at Ber'i i made an announcement today whim says Western theater of the war "Infantry fighting near and in the forest of lie Pretre continued the whole night West of the forest of Le Petre French attacks broke down under our fire In our counter attacks we in flicted a heaw loss upon the enemy and drove him back into his old position Centlaned en Page ". CoL 3).