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EL PASC, TEXAS. TUESDAY EVENING. MAY 18. 1915. delivered anywhere cents a month. 12 PAGES. TWO SECTIONS. TODAY.
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Northern Leader Is Said To
Have Ordered Line Tom
Up North of Veracruz.
s Mel At Chihuahua City
By His Brother, Hipolilo,
From C. Juarez.
manding the Carranza forces at
Ebano, telegraphed to Veracruz
Tuesday that ne bad captured the first
line of Villa trenches before Ebano, taking-
100 prisoners who had surrendered
to nun. capturing SO rifles, a quantity
'I ammunition and one 75 millimeter
The copy of the message was re
ceived at the Carranza consulate at
' Tuesday. It also stated that
T-eavy losses had been suffered by the
Villa forces in the fight which is be-
Zt to have oocmred Monday.
The Carranza consulate was also ad
vised from Veracnu that Zapatistas
fiaa been rontMi t rm....
Mexico City, by Carranza troops.
Gen Obregon reported to Carranza
that, after the repulse of the Villa
t'oops at Leon recently., there had bear
no further attempts at offensive move
ments and it was beUesed that VHla.
was retiring northward.
THE complete wrecking of the Mex
ican railroad, from Ometusco, on
the Mexico-Hidalgo line, to Apiza--u,
m the state of Tlaxcala, has been or
dered by Gen. Francisco Villa, accord
ing to consular advices received here.
The advices state that "Gen. ViHa has
ordered that the entire section of track:
b. torn up.
V thorough investigation of the re
port will be made and, in the event
that it is found to be authentic, vigor
ous protests will be made. The Mex
ican railroad, which runs from Mexico
Citv to Vera Cruz, is British owned. The
r-ilroad has been operated for some
time bv the Carranclstas out of Vera
cruz to a point west of Jalapa. Repre
sentations regarding the return of the
road to the owners have already been
made to the Carranza government and
recently a basis of settlement, whereby
the Carrancistas retain a part of the
road for military purposes and pay for
the use of the same, has been- arrived
Britain May Protest.
Should an investigation disclose the
fact that an order has been issued for
a wrecmng 01 ine roao, representa
tions will be made to both Villa and to
the state department by the British
ambassador in Washington, it is stated
Gen. Villa has arrived in Chihuahua,
where he has. been met by Hipolito
"V Ula, his brother and representative In
Tuarez, according to a report received
Tuesday in Juarez. The report states
that the funeral or Antonio Villa, who
-b.is killed in a brawl, another brother,
will Le beld Wednesday and that Gen.
Villa will immediately return to the
front around Silao as soon as the fu
neral is over. Agents of both .fac
tions here were without further ad
vices Tuesday regarding the progress
o' operations around Silao.
Full Protection PromUed.
Full protection for all foreign inter
ests in the .Tuxpam oil district has
neen promised by Geo. Villa in a long
meosag-e sent to H. C Myles. British
-i ce' consul here. The message was
i ated at Aguascalientes. Previous to
"" receipt of the message. Mr. Myles
narl protested to Gen. Villa regarding the
conduct of Gen. Palaez, the VHlsta com
mander in the Tuxpam district. It had
n. en reported that Palaez had imposed
a 'at of 25,000 pesos on a British con
cm and that, upon the company re
fusing to pay. had added a fine of S.O.
nnn pesos. The company still refusing
to pav. Gen Palaez had taken charge
of the plant and stopped all pumping
cperations. Palaez'was not listed among
tne villa generals, nut it was later dls
"ovred that he had been appointed by
the convention government.
ilia Taken Ylsroroa Action.
Tn his message Villa stated that "all
foreigners friendly to our cause will
recene all guarantees and protection"
ind that he had Informed Palaez that
he would be held responsible for dam
ape to such properties.
Monterev has been evacuated by -the
Vniistas under Raoul Madero. accord
ing to a report received by Carranza
agents here This report declares that
the troops have made a temporary
stand at Saltillo, but are preparing to
also evacuate that city. The Carran
c stas in the Monterey district are com
manded bv Gen. Navarette ,
Carranza After Capital City.
Gen Francisco Coss, who has bjen
governor of Puebla since the recapture
of the capital city from the Zapatistas
si me months ago, has been reXeved of
nis position and placed in command of
a. Carranza, farce that is moving on
Mfxico Cit. according to arrivals from
Veracruz Coss has been reinforced by
recruits from Veracruz and is reported
to hate a command of sM. Carranza
recently issued a statement in Veracruz
that Mexico City will soon be Id the
(Continued on race z7 CaL 3).
nev Inverse? In
Head Of Riggs Ban Says
Member of Firm Insulted
By Treasury Official.
Texan Will Conclude Argu
ment For Ban, Opposing
Injunction's Removal.
Opening arguments against the
dismissal of the temporary in
junction obtained by the Riggs Nation
al bank against secretary McAdoo,
controller "Williams and treasurer
Burke, were concluded today by Frank
F. Hogan, of counsel for the bank,
which charges that the first two offi
cers conspired to wreck it. Louis D.
Brandeis and Samuel Untermeyer. rep
resenting the officials, will next argue
and former senator Bailey will then
Mmrlnil th. Arfiimnt for lh bank OD- '
posing the motion.
bees o Conspiracy.
' During Mr. Hogan's argument jus
tice McCoy stated that he dM not see
in the case as presented any evidence
of a conspiracy- VMeAdoo and Will
'iams against the bank. ,
"Where do you find a conspiracy
here?" asked the Justice.
"The record shows," said Mr. Hogan.
"that the actions of this man Williams
against the bank were done sot only
with the approval, but by the advice
and consent of the secretary. They
constantly consulted about the matter
and worked together all down the line.
"After what was almost a personal
altercation when officers of the bank
were haled before his majesty, secre
tary of the treasury, and tbere con
fronted by the prosecuting attorney,
the controller of the currency, who
called one of them a liar," he said,
"these two officials started out on that
nefarious course of conduct which leo
up to this litigation. That is the con
spiracy that we allege."
"Require 31 ore Proof.
"I don't se any signs of a conspir
acy here whatever," said Justice McCoy.
"It would require proof of acts so
numerous as to lead to the inevitable
conclusion that there was a conspiracy
or of acts so heinous as to make a
conspiracy apparent, to show the exist
ence of an illegal combination."
Washington. D. C , May 18. Clarence
S. Darrow told the Industrial Relations
commission today he believed the day
not far distant when Jails and prisons
would be abolished and hospitals would
take their places.
"1 don't mean that some people won'l
be confined," he said, "but they will
be treated for their social ills and not
"Do you believe in bloodshed?" Dar
row was asked.
"I neither believe nor disbelieve in
it. It is nature. We would have no
government here were it not for blood
shed. Take bloodshed'out of the world
and we would still be living in caves."
Do you believe our liberty is a
delusion and that -n e are as 'much war
ranted in resisting authority as the
people of Russia?"
"Freedom is a relative term," was
the reply. "The people of the United
States are freer than those of Russia
and Germany. They are not as free as
the people of Kngland."
Discussing the boycot, Darrow de
clared it a natural weapon men had
used from the beginning.
"It comes from the philosopher," he
said. "You and I boycot some one
every day. You can't help goycotting
ana it is laie to try to prevent it.
Denver, Colo., May 18. Showers,
predicted for the Rocky Mountain re
gion, for a time today turned into
snow. For nearly an hour today snow
fell in Denver, then turned into a driz
zle Snow was reported from Boulder,
Colo, and Laramie, Wyoming. Among
low temperatures recorded Monday
night were: Denver 37; Cheyenne 30;
RanM City, S. D, SO.
Showers were predicted tonight for
Colorado, northeastern Arizona, and
New Mexico with colder weather and
local frost in Utah.
Trinidad, Colo, May 18. Examina
tion of talesmen was resumed today in
the trial of Robert Uhltcta. president of
the Trinidad miners' union, charged
with the murder of Mack Powell, killed
during a battle between strikers and
deputy sheriffs, Oct. 19. ISIS.
Seven men. accepted by both state
and defence, were in the box and at
torneys for both sides stated it was
doubtful whether the remaining Qve to
complete the Jury would be selected
and that a special venire might be
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Since the arrival in France of the
August, many thousands of brave English i-oWiers have falffn. Many, because
of the exigencies of war. were fanried en ncee in Ing trenches, but others,
falling behind then' comrades advance or dying at (he base hospitals, were in
terred in separate graves with full military ceremonial?, and each grave marked
Rupture Between Churchill
and Admiralty LorSs May
Cause Resignations.
London. Kng.. May 18. What seems
like a cabinet crisis suddenly has been
sprung in Great Britain. There has
arisen 'Hhat appears to be a rupture
between the civil head of the ad
miralty, Winston Spencer CharchilL
and the lords of the admiralty, but
particularly lord Fisher, admiral of the
fleet. As a result the possibility of
material changes in the cabinet is be
ing discussed. For the moment the
situation holds the political field. All
kinds of rumors are current but the
ministers are not letting the real facts
out of the government offices. It Is
thought lord Fisher may resign.
The success of the offensive of the
allies around La Bassee. is. in the
opinion of British observers, balanced
by the Russian reverses in the eastern
arena of the war, a reverse which the
latest official communication from
Petrograd fully confirms.
nuHHlnnM Hold -Uzaok Pan.
The Russians have been compelled to'
abandon their movement in the west
erly passes of the Carpathians out
they appear still to hold Uzsok Pass,
the main gateway to Hungary.
Emperor Nicholas of Russia, today
again left Petrograd for the front,
although which front has not been
The French war office at Paris this
afternoon issued the following state
ment on the progress of hostilities:
Vln th f.rr.in tn (Iia wa. nf Ik.
Tser canal conquered by ns Monday
and the day before the Germans left
about :00 dead and -eat number of
rules. During the course of the en
casements Monday we made some fur
ther prisoners.
OerJinnn Try Counter Attack.
"During the niirht the Germans un
dertook a particularly violent counter
attack, preceding this action by a
bombardment with artillery and bomb
throwers. They were repulsed.
"In the region to the north of Notre
Dame de Lorette, on the road from
Aix-Noulette to Souchez, we checked
completely by bur fire two other Ger
man counter attacks.
German Bombard Arraa.
"As for ourselves we cantured. as a
result of a night advance, a group of
houses near the cemetery of Abiain.
Along all the front to the north of
Arras the artillery fighting is continu
ing by day and night. T"e Germans
have bombarded Arras with particular
"Near Berry- Au-Bac. thj enemy
Monday undertook a fresh attack but
he was easily repulsed."
Rio Janeiro, Brazil, May 18. Com
menting on the American note to Ger
many, the laeal papers in editorial arti
cles expreess the view that this com
munication makes it incumbent on Ger
many either to make herself hated in
North America or cease her "piratical
and infamous acts."
In defending its Interests, the papers
say, the United States is defending the
interests of all America.
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Assassin of Portuguese Cab
inet Leader Is Killed ; Re
volt Seems Ended.
Lisbon. Portugal, May IS. Improve
ment is shown in the condition of Joao
Clmgas. president of the- new cabinet.
who was shot and dangerously wounded
Monday while on board a train. Ex
amination showed that a bullet entered
the forehead and came out near the
right parietal bone. It is feared, senor
Chagas may lose the sisht of his right
- Tj,bon has again resumed its normal
appearance, except that no-street cars
are' running. Business is being con
ducted as usual.
Senator Freitas, who shot premier
Chagas, was slain at the Entrocamento
railway station by a soldier who wit
nessed the attack. The assasstn's body
still Is lying on the station platform,
awaiting the arrival of members of his
Shot by Mistake.
II was Freitas who led the attack In
the senate against Alfonso Costa's party
in the parliamentary conflict last year.
It is believed in some quarters that the
bullets which struck Chagas were in
tended for Costa, who arrived at Lis
bon earlier in the day.
The Lisbon newspaper state that Gen.
Pimenta Castro, the president of the
old cabinet, declared that when the rev-'
olutionary movement broke out. he of
fered the collective resignation of the
ministry to president De Arriaga. It
is added that lien, castro assured tne
new cabinet of his loyalty.
00 Killed. S00 Wounded.
Two hundred persons killed and SO
wounded are the. reported results ot
the fighting. Most of the killed and
wounded belonged to the Repablican
Admiral Javier Krlto has been impris
oned on a charge of having ordered the
submarine Espadarte to sink the boats
bombarding Lisbon.
ew Cabinet Announced.
A new Portuguese cabinet was defin
itely formed today. It is composed as
Minister of interior and president of
the council daring the Illness of Joao
Chagas, Jose Castro. ,
Minister of finance, Baros 'Quelroz.
Minister of Justice. Paulo Fallen.
Minister of foreign affairs. Teixeria
Minister of colonies, Jorge Fereira.
Minister of public works, Manuel
Minister of marine. F. Costa.
Minister of public instruction, Mal
aghas Lima.
lxinaon. isng.. jiay is. xne trial oi
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Anton Keupferte, who claims to be a
naturalized American citizen, residing ,
at one time In Brooklyn. N. Y charged ! Rome, Italy, May 18 The Consisto
with spying, opened in Old Bailey po- . rate congregation decided today to
lice court today. J submit for the approval of pope Bene- .
Kuepferte pleaded not guilty. In op- diet the appointment of the Rt Rev.
ening the case the attorney general Edward J Hanna as archbishop of San
remarked that the prisoner had claimed Francisco Bishop Hanna was mp
t i be an American, but the prosecu- 1 pointed auxiliary bishop of San Fran- i
tion contended he is a German.
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l with a cross and the name of the fallen
know is that the fallen one lies "somewhere in France.
The mate courtesy and kind-haarttlnebs of the Frenek aad -their gratitude
to "the stranger who earae to help France repel her emmica," are pictured
in the above photograph showing patient peasant women of France decorating
the graves of fallen British soldiers.
Will Be Completed Thurs
day, Is Report; TJ. S. May
Protest to England.
Washington, D. C, May 18. Ambas
sador Gerard has transmitted no indi-
cation from the German foreign office from comment on the American note
as to when a reply to the American note j to Germany. The Tages Zeitnng, how
may be expected, bat other advices . ever, discusses the note in a half col
stated It is expected to be completed . .,,, .t .
Tknl.r .-J will .11-o.xrlv relt-e ' ":n article. It says.
Germany's position.
"As to the United States giving a
safe conduct for Dr. Bernhard Dern
burg, when he leaves the country, sec
retary of state Bryan said:
"We have no official knowledge of
Dr. Dernbnrg." aad refused to discuss
the question further.
May Protest to England.
Some consideration has been given in
official quarters her. to the advisa
bility of sending a note of protest to
Great Britain against the aetnal opera
tions of its fleet in enforcing the block
ade of commerce with Germany.
While the United States. In effect,
recognised the right of the allies to
maintain an effective blockade off the
German coast, it has never admitted
their right to interrupt trade with neu
tral countries unless it is proved to be
of a contraband character with an ulti
mate enemy destination. Many non
contraband cargoes bound for neutrals
are said to have been detained and the
sending of an emphatic note to Great
Britatn on the subject tn the near fu
ture would not be-surprising, according
to well Informed opinion. High offi
cials have made it clear, however, that
whatever the United States may under
take with reference to the allies, must
be distinct from its controversies with
Answrrinjr German Oblcction.
Suggestions in tne Berlin press that
the Lusitania's captain violated Ameri
can laws were understood here to have
referred to a federal statute prohibit
ing the shipment of nitro glycerine and
other high explosives on vessels leaving
the norts of the United States. This i
law. according to the construction of i
vra.ramnf officials wnnM nut annlv
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tridges carried by that vessel could not
be classed as high explosives. The pur
pose of the statute was to prevent In
ternal explosions .and it is applicable
both in times of peace and war.
London. Kng., May 18 Secretary for
war Kitchener stated in the house of
lords this afternoon that the British
and French governments felt that the
allied troops must be adequately pro
a I
tected asainst noisonous eases bv the
employment of similar methods. These
wonia remove tne enormous ana un
justifiable advantage which
must I
otherwise exist on the side of Germany,
he said.
Kitchener said he wanted 30S.0M
more recruits to form new armies. He
expressed his confidence that in the
very near future the countr would be
in a satisfactory position with regard
to tne sunnlv nf ammunition
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hero. Meantime all those "dear ones
Say America Voices British
Sentiment; Germany Will
Do as She Pleases.
The Hague. Netherlands, May 18.
Berlin newspapers,' as s rule, refrain
"The United States makes a brusque
demand that Germany abandon sub
marine war against Great Britain. The
United States disregards with complete
disdain the erman war zone declara
tion communicated to Washington on
Feb. 4, and later, in the- course ot ex
change of notes, disapproves as "sur
prising irregularity the German em
bassy's warning in the press, and per
mits itl? Ia Imimt. tn th. n.pman
! government as an excuse the probabili
ty mat, German submarine commanders
acted contrary to orders."
"British. Ambassador There V
"Whoever reads this note without
prejudice can scarcely escape the im
pression that the British ambassador
at Washington was not far away when
it was framed. One could equally as
well imagine its contents to be a speech
by premier Asquith in the house of
Count von Reventlow, the naval
critic declares that the German war
zone declaration followed the British
declaration, against which America
failed to protest.
"Germany Considered Consequences.
"The present note, so far as con
cerns torpedoed steamers, makes Eng
lish conclusions and untrue statements
its own," he writes, "Germany knew
what she was doing when she made
her decision and had considered all
possible consequences.
"Germany must and will go her way,
and leave it to the United States to
choose other ocean paths than those
through the war zone if American citi
zens haTe a desire to visit Europe in
these times and observe how American
war . materials are prolonging the
bloody War.
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OME. Italy. May 18 The autoroo-
Tlllea of every member of the
cabinet, with the exception of
Premier Salandra, were commandeered
today by the army authorities.
The Italian parliament will be asked
Thursday to vote on a bill containing
a single clause confering plenary
powers on the go eminent, according
to the Giornale d'ltalia. Final action
regarding war will be deferred until
after that time unlesa Austria maks
I the first moic, which is considered un
likely in view of the pacific speeches
made in the Hungarian diet- A special
train is kept in .-eadiness to carry
, prince von Bueiow. the German am
bassador to St. Gothard. if a break
cornea Another train is ready to speed
for the Austrian frontier with baron
von Macchie, the Austrian ambassador
and his staff
Five Mile Line of Fighting
' Craft Steams Past Presi
dent In Review.
Submarine Flotilla Enlists
the Close Interest Of
Nation's Executive.
NEW YORK. May IS. The big
fleet of warships which has been
at anchor ia the Hudson river
for ten days, steamed out to sea. at 11
odeck in jar with president Wilson
i iu'lntwlsaj las five mile line as it passed
the Mayflower, off the Statue ot Lib
erty. Headed by the superdreadnougnt
Wyoming, admiral Fletcher's flag ship,
the It big battleships and their train
of lesser fighting craft, steamed past
the presidential acht at a speed of 14
knots an hour, each ship with its sail
ors and marines standing at the rail at
attention. As each craft neared the
Mayflower, her six pounders, fore and
aft, let loose white puffs of smoke
and over the harbor there roared the
thnader of a presidential salute of II
guns. Tens of thousands of persons
cheered the great marine procession.
Along the water front on both sides of
the Hudson, the piers were black with
spectators, the windows of down town
sky scrapers -were full and Battery
Park, southernmost tip of Manhat
tan, was thronged.
Traffic on the Hudson was suspended
between the Manhattan and New Jersey
shores half an hour before the fleet
sailed. Ferry boats, excursion steam
ers, tugs and other craft lay at dock
with many thousands of persons who
had come to watch the departure
Bands. Play National Anthem
Close by the Mayflower lay the Dol
phin, the Isis and the Yankton, with,
government officials, members of the
committee, newspaper men and guests
aboard. Swinging at anchor the little
reviewing squadron tossed out streams
or pennants and banting.
As each battleship passed the May
flower with the crew lining rails, and
turrets with a fringe of blue, the ship's
(and played the national anthem.
Fleet Will Maneuver.
Leaving New York the fleet made
for Xewport, the rendezvous from
which will be directed maneuvers in the
war game along the Atlantic coast.
President Wilson remained on the
bridge of the Mayflower throughout
the review, watching the great battle
ships and then the smaller craft.
As admiral Fletcher oa the bridge
of the Wyoming led the fleet in re
view, the president lifted his hat in
acknowledgment of the admiral's sa
lute The president stood bareheaded,
during almost all the impressive spec
tacle. Interested In Submarines.
The president displayed particular
interest in the submarine flotilla which
was led by the K-s Several times be
borrowed marine glasses to look at
them closer
As secretary Daniels and the other
officials left the Mayflower for -the
Dolphin, the president expressed His
admiration for the fleet
The Mayflower, carrjing the presi
dent, sailed for Washington at 1 30.
She is due there Thursday morning.
Jerome, Ariz., May IS. Mrs. Thomas
Peacock and her 19 ear old son. Ed
ward, of Jerome, thought to have been
lost on the Lusitania. reached Queens-
tfivvn a.f.lv A lw.A - . ..
effect was received by John Mahoney.
Mrs. Peacock's soninlaw.
King Victor Emmanuel spent the en
tire da in the consideration of military
and political questions.
The Mineral staff continued with
feverish activity its preparations for
war. A great crowd listened to an
address by Gabriel d'Annunaio. who
was carried on the shoulders of crowd.
Prince Colonna, mayor of Some, is
a speech emphasized the necessity of
participating in the war.
In an article summarizing the situa
tion, the Tribune sas: The die is cast;
the Rubicon is crossed and the triple
alliance has been denounced.
Revelation at Trieste.
Dispatches from Trieste confirm pre
vious reports that a revolutionary
moxement is in progress these.
The town is in a Mate of siege. The
presence of the militar, however, has
failed to prevent attempts at popular
uprisings and demonstrations of hos
tility toward emperor Francis Joseph.

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