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HOME EDITION TODAY'S PRICES Tilncan bank no'es. i; Mexican pr;os. So Chihuahua, currencj, T arrania fcurrency, T Bar sIHer (Handy A Harmon quotation) 4 Copper 16 87 $17 00 -Grain, higher Livestock, strong Stocks, strong. WEATHER FORECAST. El rM aod Hnt Texas, Bnsettled; (hum: Mexfcw. m aad thna imlomr, Aitwu, rale, colder. EL PASO. TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING. APRIL 16. 1915. deliverer anywhere m cents a momth. 16 PAGES TWO SECTIONS TODAY LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. SINGLE COPT FIVE CENTS. U. S. HEARS GEN. VILLA IS NOT BEATE ermans omos near XL. Drop B j. JLsjIjfIIU vli UUIiLUUIl " - v Fires Are Started But Are Qtcictyy Extinguished; Damage Not Great. GERMANSWOULD TAKE LES EPARGES Neither Germans Nor Rus sians Mae Headway on Eastern War Front: r ONDON", ENG., April IS. German aeroplanes this- afternoon -were dropping; bombs in Kent? within 30 miles of London The machines first made their appearance over Heme bay. to the east of Canterbury and about 56 miles from London. Within a few min utes they were reported over Canter- bur, closer to the capital and -very I shortly afterwards they appeared over Favursham and then over Sitting ; -Buurne. no mure vhii v miles awa , dropping bombs on each town. This was the third German aerial at tack on the eastern counties of Eng land in the last 3 hours. The two pre--v ious attacks were made at night bv Zeppelin airships. This raid vu carried out by aeroplanes. Aerial onslaughts, however, have not been limited to the Germans. French oXfii lal.jijam itaan ssjMaafol toom baTonMBt tram Che akr f tfca Md German headquarters In retaliation for a Zeppelin assault on Nancy German wireless report credits to a S iss newspaper, a statement that the French airmen hae dropped bombs on several German towns unprotected Ly anti-aircraft guns London Is ot Immune. London no longer considers itself jm- I mune from air raiders of the Zeppelia type. It is realized also that even aero planes could bombard the city. Zeppe lins on their recent night raids have traveled farther from their Cttihaven base than the distance from Cnxhaven to London, and aeroplanes 39 miles from the capital and choosing their own course, have brought a new conception of the favorite range of this type of machine. Damace In Trifllnc Xe ertheless the public is skeptical of the powers for harm of Zeppelins, the trifling damage done during the night raids or 'Wednesday and Thursday be ing cited in justification- of this feeling. It would appear that the latest air raid ers hate used bombs of an incendiary rather than explosive character. One Hurt In Mcht Attack. i Two Zeppelin airships visited the east roast of England shortly after mid night, dropping- bombs on several towns. doing considerable damage to property s far as has been ascertained, only : ne person, a woman, was injured. It was said she was only slightly hurt. The airships dropped four bombs on llalden. in Essex count , 30 miles north east of London, but no damage resulted. Bombs also were dropped in the Hey bridpe basin, two miles across the riv er These set fire to souse buildings. The airships came up the Blackwater Tier and oer the marshes and circled. Property Is Dunierd. At Lowestoft, on the North, sea in Suffolk county, three bombs were dropped, resulting in considerable dam age to public property in the center of the town. A lumber yard also was set on fire The window panes in many houses were shattered. Three Horses belonging to the railway company were 1j lied. Previously the aircraft had visited South wold. 12 miles south of Lowestoft. and having missed striking that town with its missiles, went on to Hales -north, eight miles inland. It then re tn rned again to South wold and dropped E s bombs. According to the latest accounts, af tor leaimg Lowestoft, the aircraft passed over Harwich in the direction of Felixstowe. It is said now that a i"zen bombs were dropped in Maldon, but that only one building, a work: shop, was struck. English Gens Are Buffy. Vnti-aircraft guns were heard ounng the night at Gravesend and Sheerness. The authorities had ample warning of the air raid, as Dutch telegrams re ported that Zeppelins were coming across the sea in the direction of Eng land. Notices were sent to the police authorities of some of the east and south coast towns of possible aerial vis itors. These notices enabled the usual precautions to forestall air attacks to be taken in towns and villages. In the land operations the French claim a "brilliant success" north ofl Irras. wmen. completes the gain made near there last month. The German po sition, according to the report given out officially in Paris, was taken at the point of the batonet. Would netake Les Hpargrs. On the heights of the Kease the Ger CentiBtKd en rate 4, CeL 1). Gives The Newsiest News Fort Bliss, Tex., Apra 14. Editor H Fam Herald: I am a sniiecriber of your paper and like it very much, as I believe it gives the newsiest news of any other El Paso paper. D. A. Gourley, Company G, 30th Infantry. ke B. M. n ITALY'S ARMY IS EAGER FOR WAR GERMANS HOLD PALESTINE II Is Declared a German Prov ince and a Land of Euin by a Traveler. London. Enff.. April IE. "Palestine is now a German province in the fullest sense of the word," says Dr. Edmond Pasternak, for many years a practicing physician in Jerusalem, who was only recently released by the Turkish au thorities and allowed to return to Eu rope. "In Jerusalem alone," he told an in terviewer who met him on his arrival, "there are upwards of 40M Prussian of ficers, officials and pbysieians. Prac tically every company in the Turkish army is commanded by a German of ficer, Djemal Pasha's staff contains only Germans. "Typhoid fever is making dreadful ravages among the Turkish soldiers. The Germans are beginning to fight it scientifically, however, and they are in complete possession of the Bacteri ological institute which is turning out large quantities of anU-typhoid vac cine. Palestine a Ruined Country. "Palestine is a ruined country toda The food supply is very low, and ever) resouroe Is being turned to military purposes. The ordinary population is left helpless and hopeless. The progress of Jewish colonization has been set back many years. "Djemal Pasha began, from the very da of his arrival, to persecute the Jew- lsn colonists, une oi tne first acts or his administration was his arrival in the offices of the British Palestine bank, where he demanded the named I -aate surrender of all ready money. Hap pily, all the funds of the institution had previous been sent awa to a safe place, and. maddened by this thwart ing of his plans, the Turkish comman der ordered the arrest of the fcank's director, who. to save his head, nad to become an Ottoman subject. "After the forcible expulsion of the Jews from Jaffa, Djemal Pasha ordered 30 prominent Jews of Jaffa to be brought to Jerusalem. Sixteen were freed after many days in prison; the fate of the 14 others is unknown, de spite all efforts to learn what aecame of them. i Jews Hxpelled From Jaffa. "Djemal Pasha, threatens the confis cation of all the land property owned by Jews, but meanwhile he satisfies himself with the burning of books printed in ancient Hebrew, and the is suing of orders to the effect that the possession of Zionist literature implies, if discovered, instant death by shoot ing "I will cite one of the happenings during the expulsion of the Jews from Jaffa about two and a half months ago. "An Italian steamer came to Jaffa lor a stay of four hours Immediately after its arrival Turkish policemen began to capture Jewish old men. women and children. About 706 were thus brought to the docks, and none of them were given the opportunity to take any of their belongings." SIR GILBERT PARKER PAYS TRIBUTE TO U. S. London, Eng.. April IS Sir Gilbert Parker paid warm tribute to the atti tude of the,- United States when be made an address at a meeting of the Pilgrims Thursday night. He said Neer has a neutral nation had such problems las the United States has faced with a temperateness, cour tisy and moderation for -which this country cannot be too g ratefuL "The American government," con tinued the speaker, "has pursued the crly course possible to a nation de sirous of preserving its deservedly high reputation in the field of diplom acy. It has been in true sympathy with the high mindedness and sensible idealism of the American people In regard to the great events of the world's history. It is not surprising, therefore, that all the combatants in ttis great war desire at least Amer ica's good opinion." Sir Gilbert Parker, novelist and traveler, visited in the southwest sev eral years ago. In the preparation of one of his novels he spent several weeks at Prescott, Ariz. He also spent a considerable time in Canada. . B ITTXEMIIP OF FRANCE DBSTROY& SYRIAN BTUDGR Paris, France, April 1C An official statement issued today by the French ministry of marine said: "Thursday morning a French battle ship destroyed the railway bridge on the line which joins the interior re gions of Syria witt the city of Saint Jean d'Arc" lirG.RIA- NBWiPAPKRS ARE AIYOCATI.-G PRICE London, Eng, April If Nearly all Hungarian newspapers are printing to the Budapest correspondent of the ; Post- AM'IKD AIIUIA KILLS SIX. Amsterdam, Holland, April 16. Dis patches received from Frieburg La Breisgau. grand duchy of Baden, an nounce that a hostile airman dropped bombs there at noon Thursday, killing six persons and injuring a large num ber, most of them school children. Hall Already Holds Enough Water For This Year's Valley Nee ITALIANS UPON GOD ARE RESTIVE Nation, Recently Unpre pared, Musters 1,200 j)00 First Line Troops. THINKS EQUIPMENT EXCELS GERMANY'S Mountain Passes, Blocked . By Snow, Delay Italy's Entrance Into War. ON. I the Italian Frontier, (via Paris, France, April IS.) Italy today has 1.S06.666 first line soldiers under arms. They are from M to 2 years of age. They are perfectly -armed and .equipped otherwise "to the last button." Gen. Zupeln. Italian minister of war. speaking on the military situation in Italy, said that a miracle had been ac complished, in that a country which for about SO years had , maintained a military organization merely for the preservation of nonce, hail nnwiAri what ne termed one of the most perfect of j r macnines. rue cnange was not easy. Gen. Zupelli said, as waa proved wherever the same work was at tempted. Great Britain, for example, has facet the same problem, and though possessing greater resources, was even lee prepared thaai Italy. The war mlalatar said k I equipment of the army with weapons I r H? Germa T t the beginning Soldiers Rajrer For Vctlon. Eagerness of the soldiers concen iratea along the frontier to begin, action is so great that their officers are cumpeueo. to nold them closely in check for fear of disturbing border incidents. L ? T'ew of the extensive preparations W UIC1I have been madA. ft.. nnmtn is asked. With IncntaKincr frAAuanv why Italy (Joes not enter the war. Men in jl position to speak with authority say that a majority of the people prefer, and th nvA-maM. ..in hopes, to obtain territorial concessions '' Austria wiwout a rupture of friendly relations. . Weather conditions in the Alps must also be remembered in consider ing Italy's probable action. Snow still lies deep in the mountains and the cold is intense Most of the passes are still closed by snow and ice. FIFTY BLIND SOLDIERS OCCUPY AMERICAN'S HOME London, Eng., April It There are already 50 blind soldiers, including three officers, at the home of Otto Kahn, the American banker, at Regents Park. St. Bunstan's. Mr Kahn turned his residence over to the Red Cross so ciety some time ago for the use of sol diers who had lost their eyes. The Kahn estate includes about IS acres of grounds, with various small buildings, which will be used for train ing rooms and workshops. There is alsq a small lake on which the blind men will he allowed to row. The sightless soldiers will receive preliminary Instruction In carpentry, boot repairing, mat making, basket weavins, telephone operating, massage, poultry farming and market gardening, an effort being made to find for each man tne occupation to which he is best adapted. The cost of running the in stitution will be met by the .Red Cross, the National Institute for the Blind and the Order of St. John. GERMANS LOSE 32 HOUR BATTLE WITH RUSSIANS Geneva, Switzerland, April It Tribune publishes a dispatch from Ungvar, In northwest Hungary, saying a great battle has been fought between the Stry and the valley of the Ondava A German army composed of picked men attacked the Russians maijching on Berege. After 32 hours of severe fighting, the Ilusslans repulsed the Ger mans and captured a quantity of arms and ammunition. Another dispatch received here from Vienna says 65 Austrian officers have been disciplined for negligence which resnlted In the annihilation of a divi sion of reserves near Berege. and the Austrian defeat In the Sarac region. ARREST OF SOLDIER AT ALPINE CAUSES EXCITEMENT Alpine, Tex., April 16 A disturb ance between the civil authorities and the soldiers of trooo F. 15th cavalry. stationed here, was started at a IV cent show last night, when sheriff Walton arrested private Sarbell for d'sorderly conduct. Sarbell. It is charged, was drunk and talked back threateningly to the sheriff A num ber nf soldiers iumned no to sUDDOrt ' him, the sheriff drew his gun and j many civilians rushed forward to I stand by the sheriff. saroeu was put in jau wnnoui iur ther trouble, but after the show about 26 soldiers, having made up a purse, went to the jail to bail Sarbell out. Sheriff Walton, thinking they had come to rescue their comrade by force, met them with a rifle Capt. Rainer and Lieut. Hardy were sum moned and settled the affair amicably. Sarbell was released this morning Tne iVar At a Glance O PERATIONS of military air men overshadowed all other developments of the war to day. German aviators accomplished one of their daring feats, penetrat ing by aeroplane to within 36 miles of London in a daylight raid. They dropped bombs on several towns, but so far as if known little dam age was done. Marked activity at the German airship bases at Emden and Cux haven is reported from Holland and it is said that three Zeppelins were sighted flying westward over Dutch islands In the North sea. Allied Aviators Active Both the French and German official reports mention the oper ations of aeroplanes. The Berlin statement says airships of the allies threw bombs on positions le- ' hind the German lines and alo caused the death, of several civil ians at Freiburg. The Paris an nouncement states that a German aviator was brought down by artil lery near Tpres. Battleship Bombards Syrian Coast A French battleship bombarded the Syrian coast Thursda A. statement from the French minis try 'of marine says a railroad bridge near St. Jean d'Acres was de stroyed. v Unofficial reports from Hungary describe a battle in the Carpathian region as a result of a German at tack on a Russian position- The collision occurred in the sone be tween the Stry and Ondava. rivers, and the Germans art said to have been beaten hack. Italy Is Lnder Arn ' A dispatch from the Italian frontier says Italy now has 1.200 -666 soldiers fully equipped under arms. The people and government stitll hope, however, to avoid war. Blc Operations Under 'Way Although, so great battles are in progress, with the exception of the protracted struggle on the U mile front between Bartfeld and Stry in the Carpathians, active" operations are being undertaken over Increas ingly wide sections of both the eastern and western fronts. Official reports from Paris reveal a resumption of hostilities in north ern France particularly in the neighborhood of Arras. In the east the Russians have taken up the attack along the War saw front, after the long winter lull. They claim the capture of a village near Soehaezew, about 30 miles from the Polish capital. In the vicinity of Oseawetz, near the Prussian frontier, fighting also has been resumed. Holland Is Aroused Holland is stirred deeply by the sinking of the Dntch steamer Katwyk bearing a cargo consigned to the government of The Nether lands. The Dutch marine mlnistrr. after an investigation, expresses the opinion that the vessel was sunk by a German submarine. The suggestion has been made to the French ministry of marine that each ship of the allies sunk by Ger man submarines be replaced by a vec-ael of corresponding size from among the 278 German vessels de tained in French ports. The French government has taken the sug gestion under consideration al , though St is explained that the i onsen t and cooperation of Great Britain v.oold be necessar) GIRLTI FLY 3000 MILES San Antonio. Texas. April 16. Miss Catherine Stinson. 19 years old, atf aviatnx. announced here today she would undertake a transcontinental flight of 3000 miles from New York to San Francisco She expects to start from the statue of Liberty in New York in a 90 horse power aeroplane and to make not more man ten stops at principal cities en route. SECOND AND THIRD WIVES OF TEXAN GET ESTATES New Orleans, ta, April 1 By a decision of the United States court of appeals, the second and third wives of Waiter X. Parker, who died in Texas in 1908, will divide his two. estates. The second wife gets half of Par ker's holdings near Los Angeles, and her heirs the balance. She and her heirs also get one-fourth of his Texas estate, estimated at 3406.666. Mrs. Mattle Parker, his third wife, and her heirs get the balance of the Texas estate. Parker was legally separated from his first wife. According to testi monv, net left his second wife in Cali fornia and she charged he obtained a divorce In Miussouri without her knowledge and married again. MACHINIST IS CHARGED WITH KILLING A. GIRL Lima. Ohio. April IS. Doranoe S. Riddle. 25, a machinist, was awaiting a hearing in police court here today charged with the murder of Susie Cole man, 16, a factory worker, whose bodj was found Thursday near the Lima railroad yard According to the police. Riddle, who vu formerly a corporal in the United States arm j, confessed shortly after his arrest Thursday night. The police said the girl was about to become a mother Riddle told the police he struck her with the iron door oi a fire box, crushing her skull. Duchess of El Paso For Flower Festival and Her Maid of Honor Miss Irene Laughlin, El Paso Maid of Honor ' w aHsjsjwNfuiii. h iT. 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April It The flood which swept away the res- ervoir dams at L man and Hunt and submerged part of St. Johns Thurs day had inundated today the- town of Woodruff. 13 miles southeast of here. Water diverted from the overflowed Little Colorado river, submerged the street tn places to a depth of three feet before the woodruff dam burst and re lieved the pressure. Meantime all the people of the town had reached high prround and there was no fatalities to add to the list of eight lives lost by the breaking of the Lyman dam Wednesda midnight. The Little Colorado Has out of its bank at this point early today and rising steadil) Ker precaution bad been taken, however and no material damage was expected. The flood, sweeping through the chasms and canyons of the Petrified Forest assailed the village of Wood ruff, 12 miles south of Hoi brook, and then raced into this town Thursday night x AVarnloK Were Telephoned Ample turnings had been given, how eer to exorvone in the djjiiKer zone aBBSBBBBBSBBBBBSHVwSBsBBBBBBBBBBBnl as soon as the L) man dam went out Telephone messages were flashed throughout the region and there was no further loss of life Farmers, stockmen and others hurried their families out of the path of the flood, taking their stock and such property as they qould move with them. Santa Fe railroad officials took meas ures here and' at Wlnslow to prevent damage by the flood. Bridges were weighted and strengthened and hasty work was done to check the swirling currents at weak points. Parents "Were at Danec- Mr and Mrs. Ellis Palmer, whose three children were drowned near the Lyman dam. were a ay from home at tending a dance The had left the children in the care of a Mexican om an She lost her life with the children. Burrowinp gophers are belte jj to hae weakened the Lj man dam HIT OVKR THE MKART. AMATKUR BOXER DIES New York, April It George Brown, an amateur boxer died in a hospital early today from the effect of a blow over the heart in a boxing exhibition at the Loug-hlin Lweuin in St. Cecilia's Roman O.thnlic .t-urih in Brooklyn Thur.da night State Department Dispatches From Irapualo Gioe ViUa The Advantage. SAY FIGHTING IS CONTINUING Obregon Claims the Villa Losses Are 14JM; Villa Says Battle Undecided. ABORD I. s S. Colorado, off Haxattan, Mo. April 14 (by wireless via San DIeso, CaX April la,) villa troops which have been ocetipylna: the state of Tepie have withdrawn from all parts of the state. The troops are proceed" inK In the direction of Guadala jara. (.en. Baeina. In command of the Tepie forres. is saM to have run short of military supplies. TT T15HlGTO, D. C- April A 1. Consul MHIman, at cnvRHt, efcieA the atate depftrtmeat today s jrecaaiary of the farraasa report of a vieterj- by Gen. ObrejTOB orer the 1 1lia forces r Celaya. Rent of the Villa army nith the eaatnrr of 30 piece of artillery and many prisoners was claimed. Department officials were await Jnjc detailed report from both sides before accepting as definite the result claimed by either side. MLL CLAIMS ADAVrGE. Later the department received advice front Irapnato saying flght Injc at Celaya was stHI Sn progress with alight advantage to the Villa troops, Trho the department's an nouncement says, have completely surrounded the city and cut the railroad behind the Carranxa forces. The Carranxa ageney made public a telegram from Gen. Carranxa qnotlnjg Gen. Obregon's report on 3 boom' flajhrintt; at Celaya. Obre son announced complete victory over A Ilia, nhe, be said, attacked M ednesday morolac at 6 oclock with 42 of his generals and 3MKX men In three armies. GEN. OBREGON S DESCRIPTION?. tfter dcfferlbing his defensive mensnres. forwarded by charges and an advance of sharpshooters, the Obrcvoa report said Is soon a this movement waa bejrun, the enemy showed signs of dlMmay and was completely disor ganized. Our cavalry charjea on the enemy's flank and the attack of our iafantry. advaneins: ajcalnst the enemy, flank and front, deter mined Its defeat and at 1x15 p. m. 4 pril l.i the retreat In threat dis order began. Oor soldiers were then in their trenches, causing: the enemy a teribie less of life. e90 PRISONERS TIRE. Ae have picked up from the field over SO cannon In perfect con dition with all their ammunition and' beasts of burden; over 5600 Mauser rifles and have taken more than &OO0 prisoners and large num bers of horses saddles and other war material. 'Our cavalry column is pursuing the enemy -with success and I am hopeful the enemy's train and such accoutre me nta as It carried witfc It en Its retreat may be captured. KSTTMATKS LOSS 'VT U.e06L Vt this time X calculate that the enemy's losses exceed 14teeo men, between dead, wounded and pris oners. Our teases do net exceed 200 men, dead and wounded, among the hitter being a colonel and an officer of .my- staff." T, UK foHowiag message from Gen. Francisco ilia sayinc that the battle ar Celaya is not yet- decisive, was received in EI Paso Friday. "Base of Operations, VprH IS. Attaefc against Obregon troops entrenched at Ceiaya was bexntt, night before last. Nothing decisive en either side as yet. I will send you a detailed teiej?ram toe test. Franetsco Mil. "Genera l-ln-eb let of aH operations.' THAT Gen Villa has been disas trously defeated and la retreat- j of his arm), after losing 14,00 men and 39 cannon in a two aay name ai n a with 20.000 Carranclstas under Gen lvaro Qbregoo. was the sub tan e of semi-official advices received rnda by Andres Garcia. local consul for the Carraaza faction. Gen Tonus Ornelas. commander of the ilia Garrison in Juares, said when told of the Carranxa report, that it was completely untrue and that Gen. Villa has not lost one foot of ground along the battle front. He declared that the battle had not been decided. The Villa consul in El Paso said he had no news from the front. Following is the offie al dispatch re reataurd on race i. C.L 1).