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IODAY'S PRICES " n bank notes, 12 Mexican "5 Chihuahua currency. 4 Car- - i ' urrency, 5 Br silver (Handy & - i quotations) 49 Copper. 18 75 '.ram. blfher Livestock, steady HOME EDITION TVEITHES. rOKECAST. El Fase aad Wert Texas, partly cloudy; New Mexico ami Arixena, ireneralJy fair LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. EL PASC. TEXAS. TUESDAY EVENING. MAY 25, 19 1 5. qeuverep anywhere e cents a month. 12 PAGES. TWO SECTIONS. TODAY. SINGLE COPT FIVE CENTS. TALY SEIZES FOUR AUSTRIAN TOWNS eaties J aoan HiJLj and China Sign Ir Treaties Cover the Shantung Peninsula, Mongolia and Manchuria. ., SECRET NOTE IS ALSO EXCHANGED Japan Gives Up German Possessions In Exchange For Concessions. W rASHINGTON. D. C, May J5. Tokto dispatches to the Jap- I anese embassy say that at 3 v m . Mar 25. .wo treaties covering the negotiations concerning the Shan- tung peninsula In China, and Manchuria " rj Mongolia, were signed and . hanged between Japan and China wrtfe a note concerning other questions. No mrmation of the contents of the note as contained in the dispatches. Pekin Confirms Report. Pekin, China, May 25. (Via Fetro- grad. Russia, and London, r:ng.) The new treaty between China and Japan vm signed at 3 oclock this afternoon.' Relief is manifest here over the rieact-ful conclusion of the negotiations . and it is believed the same sentiment J s trettTent in Tokio. except, perhaps, j . . - ig the more radical element. China G route Many Concessions. The treaty given by China pwUes f o - a long list of concessions to Japan, covered bj the demands heretofore -made public, embracing railroads. land, mines, choice of advisers by china, and the selection of military instructors and applications for loans. MI these are markedly in favor of Japan Japan's side of the agreement relates principally to the restoration to China, of Kiao Chow and thfe fortified port o" Ts.ng Tau, which were Germany's T" sfessions until captured by Japan. IIITSESSlBS jmrjrnai Protests Against Commis sioners Questioning and Clash Is Result. Washington. D. C, Xa' IS. W. I MacKenzie King, director of the in- serving In the western war rone, is a dustrial relation; department of the former Clifton resident. He "made his Rockefeller foundation, testified today t home here when his .father, James Col before the federal industrial relations I quhoun was general manager of the commission, which is i laouiriif tr into Arizona Conoar -nmnn-ir itii tAtA- conaitions in the Colorado coal fields. ' he graduated from Columbia univers '"hairman Walsh and King clashed I Ity. New York. The officer and his toca-v when King's answers became in Tolved and the chairman sought to 'imit him Walsh sought to make a record of what King had done for meri-an labor. Both the witness and commisfcioner Weinstock wanted to ( lt the object of that line of oe- I t onirt- but the chairman emphatically I i efused to explain I ' I am not on the stand." he said "and I must decline to be questioned." r "Mot Have the Fact." Th chairman insisted that tha I "reop must have the facts" J Wh. t do VOU mean bv the nannlat" 1 ..inj.w ... 1. aancu tne a iiuess. 1 "I mean the American people" said i ino ciiairman. "wnose puoitc opinion i would be the greatest factor in im proving conainons in uoiorad The will and conscience of young 1 ""in .' jvociveiBuer. jr., are more powerful in Colorado than ana other force that can be brought to heir at this time." said Kine TECTONIC AMBASSADORS Tou think that the will and con- 'REACH SWISS FRONTIER science of John D. Rockefeller, Jr, are n (k. in. tiA ii an more powerful than the will iaTi -T- un the Italian Frontier, .May 25. sc"encesf all th? AiSSrlSn li?" Prce von Buelow and baron von Mac sciences of all the American peopU to chio. German and ..nstrian ambassadors 1 nn about a change of condition- in- orador ' That is not just what I said," re T'!i"d King, and another clash followed, after which he protested against, his testimon being "distorted." Won't Exchange CompIimentK. Now ou have given your opinion of " replied the chairman, "and I don't iter.d to me my opinion of von hara 'io matter how insulting your comment .la be 1 Shall treat TOU exattlv n I treated John D. Rockefeller, Jr." i they'wlsh to have incorporated In the .x. bin tne '.r cle?'ed KlB explained new ordinance of regulation. Mayor that he was speaking as a practical j Tom Lea announced today that the man of a Practical situation." council would read the ordinance in Rockefeller Most Kffectlve. public tomorrow afternoon at 2 oclock, "I mean to say. he continued, "that j at which time suggestions will be glad-rniT-Wnt?2at0mimPT0VimC?i,d,M,Sa.ta ' lved from the owners and drlv o,?m h- Sahn n nJZ32SJLti?r ' " Tne council is considering the or co?.!? dbo8 rnore" oSTySFSJS t& 1 dInane ' pH"te "" "'"""" line than efforts to focus public opln- ion on the situation could do In several ears EARTHQUAKE IS RECORDED. Seattle, Wash, Jfay 25 An earth-' quake lasting 15 minutes was recorded Monday by the seismograph at the Vm ersity of Washington. It was com- j puted that the disturbance was 2200 miles northwest of Seattle. 1 ncrete Roads Are the Best Roads For El U. S. AMBASSADOR SAVES 50 LIVES TIMS EI III T8 HIS HIS Release the Noncombalants Who Were Destined To Death at Dardanelles. CONSTANTINOPLE SHORT OF FOOD t People Must Tae Their Turns At the Bakeries; Fuel Lacking. v,x THENS. Greece, May Si Henry 'Z MOrgenthau, American ambassa- : to TurJcsy, promptly Inter- 1 j, -. it .. .... . . . rTWD a ."n ot lne J.urKsn minis- ei-!ir'a,la Meey smo me lives ei rusji ana jrrenen noncoraoaiants. ac- coraing to a recent announcement, the nencombatants wepj to be placed on the walls of the fortifications at the Dardanelles in order to force the al lies either to cease firing or kill in nocent people of their own nationality. There was a grave' fear that the non combatants would be killed before adequate warning could reach the al lied warships. AmbflHUdor Jrotrs1iG. Unon bearing that :c British and 1 Preach men had been sent te the Dar daneBesj ambassador MsataMHu 'at dace made -"rigorous representations to foreign minister Knver Bey. The lat ter replied, ft is stated, that he most do something, for wounded Turks in great numbers were arriving at the capital, aiad a deep impression was e ing created thereby. The ambassador continued his ener ' getic efforts, however, and this, coupled ! with a British threat to hold Bnver Bey personally liable for any Injury . to British subjects, resulted in the return oi tne noncombatants from toe Dar danelles to Constantinople. They were accompanied by Hoffman; Philip, secre-, tary of the American embassy. 'Thousands Are Wounded. Advices reaching here from Constan tinople by mail describe the arrival In the Turkish capital of thousands of wounded from the Dardanelles, where the first Turkish army corps, composed of the test fighting elements in the country, has been engaged. In Constantinople there is a shortage of petroleum, wool and coaL Bread also is lacking, and at the bakeries people must take their turn. CLIFTON YOUTH IS . BRITISH GAPTAIN Clifton. Ariz.. tav 95 rnt "Rr -nr Colonhonn of the British array, "now famllv as a IThnla hava vrtan.- M.iul. here who are watching the progress of the war with added interest. GERMANY WILL ENDEAVOR TO KEEP PEACE WITH U. S. ... " Amsterdam, Holland. May 25. Advices " Berlin say Germany will deliver t6 eP'y to the American note concern- mP the sinking of ihe Lusitania prob- aMy Saturday. The note, it is de- dared, will be couched in the friend liest Of terms. On account of the re I ...a .ai.u. .i i li-,.a ., . I vcu. jvauiaiivaaiivns n-im laiy, me ieei- ,nK ta Berlin with respect to the United stales is mucn more cairn, ana every- wing possioie will oe aone to avoid trouble. i The note will explain that on prin ciple Germany cannot openly stop sub marine warfare. n"?.Zl?? i-?"ff w --? "DO ,e" "" " nigui. . reached Chiaaso, Switzerland at 3:30 oclpck this morning. They were re ceived by the Swiss authorities. , JITNE MEN CAN PROTEST TO COUNCIL TOMORROW Jitne car owners and drivers will be a-la-av a r.iana tf nraoant anv anaaul tinaaai ,h. mavn, anA rttv annaall tkat MTHIirii ic AmiTITTFn OF CHARGE OF MURDER Trinidad, Colo, May 25. On the Jury's first ballot, Robert Uhllch. a union leader, was acquitted Monday night of a charge of murder of Mack Powell, a eowbov. Oct. S. 1913. Powell was killed in a fight between mine guards and strikers near Ludlow during the money. The court ordered the case sub coal strike. mitted on briefs. TlfflSSElTIIS HflVEWEflRFlEHT! Lattimore Calls Gibson a Liar and the Fannin Sen ator Opens Hostilities. Austin, Texas, May 25. Prompt ac tion hv mntibfrn of thaa Sanaa this ?.ZZVL&L1ZI'!: ter between senator Gibson, of Fannin county, and senator Lattimore, of Tar rant county. The trouble starred when senator Lattimore called senator Gibson, a liar. Senator Gibson had asked senator Lattimore to answer a question, which he refused to do it. Then senator Gibson made the statement that he could prove Lattimore had at one time been con nected with an insurance company as attorney. "You are a liar," Lattimore responded. Gibson then grasped an ink well and only the proximity of a stenographer, sitting at Lattimore's desk, prevented Gibson from hurling the welL He.start ed for the desk of Lattimore, several feet away, but was grasped by friends. Ill Fcrlinc Sarted Monday. HI feeling was started yesterday when a telegram was read from Sam J. Hunter, former representative from Ft. Worth, to the effect that Lattimore was attorney and vice president of the Southern Cooperative Insurance com pany. This, it is said, Lattimore ac knowledged yesterday. me resoiuuon requesiing ii km- tors to disclose connections with n- surance companies showed Astin and 9ark ,s J"enls of the Gibson bill, and Page, Suiter and Lattimore as oppo- netttS Of the blU. all Connected With. in- surance-companies. Lieutenant governor' Hobby was also StOCkhOlder. An agreement WaS reached to vote on the bill after three hours debate. ..-..a . w.e --i?. j A final vote on the Oiheoa bin will a?l..t i'. v.m,. be tatKB prdbaMy late this afternoon. " V. a--- .. - -T- T accoramg to an ssneement ox tne leaa- era. senators xcraeaiss, tiariey ana l Wiley spoke during the morning. Sen ator Bailey, of Dewitt, spoke this after noon. o Congressional IledUtrietlng. Action was taken today By the sen ate commlttee-on congressional districts on the congressional redistricting bill Introduced by senator Clark, the Clark bill being substituted for the Dayton Fly bill passed by the house on Monday. The committee favorably reported the Clark bllL This action by the senate committee kills' all possible chance for congres sional redistricting at this time, as the two bills are radically different and there is not time enough for the two houses to get together on a MIL Progress Made on tlppropriatlon. - Considerable progress was made to day in the house in the consideration of the Wagstaff house educational appro priation bill and all attempts to amend the' bill failed. The house passed the appropriations for the experiment stations, carrying $87,S0 each year; for the Prairie View NormaL earrrinsr S121.755 for the first I and $126,065 for the second year; Col lege of industrial Arts, carrying jze. 187 for the first and J262.S for the second year; Sam Houston Normal, car. rying $185,308 for the first and $74,800 for the second year; North Texas Nor mal, $12.5M for the first and $74,100 for the second year. Two 1 et Remain. There are still two normals, the Southwest Texas and the West Texas State Normal, to" be acted on fry the l bouse, ' and then the bill will be con- i (.imicu. a U. S. TRADE BALANCE WILL EXCEED $1,000,000,000 SOON Washington. D. O, May 25-. With secretary Redfield's estimate before them that the trade balance In favor of the United States will total J1.900, 000,000 on July 1. president Wilson apd the cabinet today discussed the relation of the statistics to the International sit- The flrtmint-.tra.tlan view of the situ- .. .. .. . . .. .. atlon is that the greatly increased ex ports to neutral countries snown by of ficial figures are not due to exporta tions p Germany and Austria, but to the "fact that European neutrals, unable to get commodities from European neighbors, are forced to bay from the United States. TWO OVER 106 YEARS OLD DIE IN TEXAS IN APRIL Austin, Texas, May 25. Vital statis- tics for the month of April, as coa ,.,, In fh(, rmra f .a..,, rertstrai talned in the report, of state registrar of vital statistics Davis, show 4118 -births and 2027 deaths. One death was recorded from Hunt county, of a white male 10 1-2 years of age; and a female negro from Palls county 110 years of age. Tuberculosis and pneumonia were the leading causes of death.-there being 21 of the former and 107 from pneumonia Twins to' the number of 24 .sets and two sets of triplets were born during ApriL 1V03IBX FIGHT FORECLOSURE SUIT DROUGHT BV JAP Los Angeles, CaL. May 25. Fighting foreclosure proceedings instituted by N. Oka, a Japanese, Mrs. Mary Leet and Miss Clara Walter set up the claim In the superior court today that under the California alien land ownership law Oka cannot own land In this state and therefore cannot take from them a lot given as security for a $1500 mortgage loan. The women also contend that under the treaty between the United States and Japan, citizenship is withheld from Japanese, and that no noe not entitled to citizenship has the fight to lend 1T1HK SUBMARINE IKS WARSHIP Amsterdam, Holland, May 21, (via , Berlin, Germany, May 25. Gen. Mack London, Bng, May 5.) A telegram from j ensen has renewed his offensive against Constantinople says a Turkish subma- rine sank Russian warship in the Black sea. The dispatch adds that Turkey sue ceeded for some time in concealing the ! fact that this submarine was in opera- tion, and thei the complete results of its activities are unknown. A wireless dispatch Monday reported that a Russian warship, probably the battleship Pantelehnon, had been sunk in the Black sea with the loss of 1400 men. The dispatch gave no Intimation that the vessel had been sunk by a sub marine. . T C.AW I IFF RflAT MASHFn SAW Lltfc BUA1 aftlASHtU BY PROPELLER'S BLADES . . ;iew lora, w-sw a iu mi of the Lusltania was cut to pieces and its occupants killed by the ship's pro- peller blades, was told Monday bjr a ..! IV. ,-.., C- .. ..!.. &.a.A ?"r " "J- ri "? "SI 'rr k. ..... t i -.- n.n... raala .r Ih. onln.lon of ffca, tor. nedo. Dr. Foss said: --. x- - rr- Tiere was some excitement bet no i went Daca ana psseea out me pre- servers, taking one iryself. Then I i dropped into the water. Soon I saw I j a meooat break from the davits and I r,u in ,, , .imt n t, . I i pelier blades. The blades ripped through the little boat and battered it into Wts. 0ne ot tho me,, WM ,t to I aifM iatT mv awa Th. war ira I rea where the boat went down. rhe boners exploded and shot un a. HahH that aiinH HAhri all amtinH ; i .uam mv as fast as I eon Id and met a womata stmgaUiuc for breath, Ehe had a chld. in-Jiaat -iirnTf . an oar and gave IUtoKerAo-it I Jtoand - 7- i -71 -T. " T- -a snort atsnoce awayi anouier iiiiissiii i gntaeo irev to tne oar auo. v nn tne- two women cling- ing to the oar. one of them with her baby. I towed them, using the oar as a ago. He had no recollection of en towline. to a boat. When we eot there Hating and will probably be discharged, we found it full and waterlogged. It ! capslsed in a few minutes. What hap- ..... ,... nrT pened to those who were in it I can j GERMANS THREATEN RIOT only imagine. ip nripiiu tc uCADn "Some time afterward I saw another woman in the water. Her strength was nearly gone I managed to save her by assisting her to a raft on which there were eight others. We were picked up by a tug." CANADA IS INTERNING ALIEN ENEMY MINERS Vancoover. B. C May 2t. Internment of alien enemies on a wholesale scale was begun today In the coal mining dis trict of Vancouver. By noon 115 Aas trtans and Germans in the Southfield, Cumberland and Nanalmo mines were placed on a special train bound for the internment camps. The alien enemies were taken into the mines a year ago as strike breakers, when the coalpits were tied up by the United Mine Workers' strike. BERLIN STILL DELAYS ANSWER TO U. S. NOTE Berlin. Germany. May IS. The Ger man government has been so busy with Italian developments that It has had I Ao time to elaborate the draft of the note to the American roverament in re- . ply to the American demands growing I out of the Lusitania incident. j xi as aMuai uere lias QUIC aiu uul uai . is aaauai uere me nuit? aiu iiul uai . . for several days, and that in the I i ready I meantime the delay will serve to let the public view the matter more dis passionately. The War At a Glance ITALY has Invaded Austria. Official annoarcement was made by the war office at Rome today that Italian forces had penetrated Austrian territory along a line running about 40 miles north from the gulf of. Trieste, capturing four towns within two or three miles of the frontier. An Italian destroyer raided the Austrian port of Buso near the frontier, destroying tirb landings, railroad station and barracks. Two Austrians were killed, the lirst casualties officially reported In the new campaign. Teutons to Strike at Verona It is reported in London that the Austro-German army will make its first move by striking at the Italian center, in the vicinity of Verona. Tnrklxh.AunuIt Falls Dispatches from Athens reiterate the report that the Turkish1 attack on Gallipoli peninsula, made with the pick of the Ottoman army, was a failure. It is stated that wounded Turkish soldiers by thousanus are arriving in Constantinople. CcrnwM Make 3iglit Attacks Eight attacks were made by the Germans Monday between Arras, in northern France, and the Belgian coast. The French official state-" ment of today asserts all these at tacks were repulsed and that heavy losses were inflicted on the Ger mans. Holland Sends Germany Protest i The Dutch government has sent to Germany a protest against the sinking of the Lusitania. which re sulted in the death of Dutch sub jects. The note follows the line of the American communication to Germany. GERMANS SEIZE 2I.MMSSIIS! j the Russians north of Przemysl and captured 21,000 prisoners Monday, ac- cording to the official statement given out in Berlin today by the German war office. SUPPLY OF GLYCERINE FOR EXPLOSIVES LACKING Chicago, I1L, May 25. Unless some. The shortage was developed by the way is found of increasing the produe I official audit of the books of the as tlon of glycerine immediately, the total , soclatlon by Norman E. Veaxey, as or available supply wiU be' exhaasted dered by the convention when it ast within SO days, according to statements ; met In El Paso While the andit was at a meeting pf the Western Kltro-; t progress, assistant secretary Dick glycerine Manufacturers' asMu-iattAn 1 u.JLt, .., ........a a a -a., wti.- -; - -. ... .. i. . j. , ,." IS8 tPyeerine supply is exhausted. ,t will Mt only have an Important ? The war speakers said, bat m2? ?". . including development. ' orpugnt 10 a aeaa stop. ; .h.tV.rfJ, -".'"i"1116 8 we saatienng eoect necessary for shooting oil welisT said Albert Oppen- ft..f ,.. u... I rL "i ". .company- -Viycer- ta i i. i .i i:.. vz' . -'' finln..! o.n.Ur. ., .v . , 22 . : --.-.----. m.w m uv Vi I lacreasina: the nrodnrtia ..!.'.. ' can make n of th iwvii. f hnru and men killed on the field of battle." i RcrflVFRS MJVnBV Tf CTMr HE IS ENLISTED FOR WAR I Toronto, Canada. May 28. Suddenly recovering his memory. Burley Douglas Bailey, an American, has found he is enlisted tar war f-v1, In b 1A.al Canadian dragoons. He enlisted March 11 under another name. t Tt!!v uhn fa a prarfnaa. Cvwi-H... universitv. rr-lin hwir rxan Mi-ht. sing, fell 40 feet while engaged in tree sargery.in Denver, Oeeax. and ns lost r wWl on route to a phystetaB. . . " ---. -.. isjwaj vrna nrv jteeovery rrem tn-s ueved to have been raps (id tarosgh a ; fractured Jaw received whOe playii i aAhaii at ik. t,a,-.nv ..i .-. 1 " ai-auuui u iiuniu Panama, May 25. German residents i nere protestea against allowing Jules de Lannoy. a Belgian, deliver an ad dress on the subject of German's In vasion of Belgium, and it is said they informed the mayor of the city that 109 Germans were ready to start a hostile demonstration if the Belgian were al lowed to carry out his program. De Lannoy was commissioned by the Belgian government to interest the Latin-American countries In the fate of Belgium. The mayor refused to allow de Lannoy to speak on the ground that Panaman neutrality might be consid ered to be involved. FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS BUY HORSES BY THOUSANDS East St Louis, 111, May 25. For-i eljn nations at war are baying horses by many thousands in the United States, and particularly in this market. Representatives of the French govern ment Monday began filling an order for 20,000. France already has bought 30.000 horses here. Representatives of Italy Saturday completed the purchase of 11,500 horses, They had irevionslv honsrht 8 AAA Rr-it- lsh agents have bought 30.000 horses. They have a standing order for 1.200 a, ncu. ITALIAN DIPLOMAT LB.VVKS BERLIN; FARBWELL CHILLY London, Eng, Mai 25 An Amster dam dispatch to the Exchange Tele graph company says that Rleeardo Bol lati, Italian ambassador to Germany, left Berlin with his staff this morning He was driven to the railway station through less frequented streets. It is said that the German chancel lor. Dr. von Bethmann-Hollweg, de clined to receive signor Bollatl for the customary farewell call, and that for eign minister von Jagow advised the ambassador not to attempt to conclude his mission in the usual manner. ITALIANS KXPKCT TO "WIN ONLY AFTER SACRIFICES On the Italian Frontier, May 25. Tha newspapers of Italy generally seem ta understand fully the seriousness of tkto situation into which Italy has launched herself. The Corriere Delia Sera, of Milan, warns the nation that a victory for It aly can be obtained only after grave sacrifices and hard trials. Italy, according to the newspaper, must expect many reverses, because submarines have changed naval war fare. COURT OF ITALY BAT BE, MOVED TO I'LORBNCK Florence, Itkly, May 25. The Italian court may be moved from Rome to this city1. It is stated. Florence Is .more cen trally located with respect to the Aus-tro-Italian frontier. The queen will di rect the Red Cross work, works of art were recently removed from all f sootier cities and towns to places of safety In the interior. U. S. PUBLISIIBS A NEW NEUTRALITY PROCLAMATION Washington, D. C May 25. A neut rality proclamation by the United States, covering the entry of Italy in the European war. was published today by the. state department under date of May 21. SWEDES . RE AGITATING FOR 'WAR AGAINST RUSSIA London. Eng., May 25. According to a dispatch from Copenhagen. Denmark. s. propaganda has been started In Swe den In favor of war against Russia. Paso County, Now and Forever UK IHLL'S DEFICITIDEOP Special Meeting of Panhan dle Board to Consider 3825.45 Shortage. To consider the matter of a shortage I in the financial affairs of the associa tion, president J. H. nations has called a special meeting of the executive board of the Panhandle and Southwestern Cat tlemen's association to meet in El Paso i An Mav zS. ' luuiru aioa.,r,F;u "- ovtav vi laaa, uw&o. u u said, were not located. Details of the shortage ane of the I restitution made by tt? young matfs ??. sreSSy T&iUiam HirreuTof the oeiaUon. are contained In the telegrams sent oat by nreaident Nations the various memberi of the executive The telegram follows: Telegrams Sent i -dim mireii Tjfc Harreir. shortajre. as hown bv I the audit, is S3835.4&. Since the COH- Since the con 11 has not drawn .-.i-. -nrtnim w. wpiiMi siunnn nimui a ih ing ' sMry for two montns and has paid out from his own accounts S530.70. The as sociation evidently owes Dick JiM bal ance dne oi: salary, which waft not fig ured in audit. With- these credits al lowed Dick will be dne association $2(44.71. which amount was deposited with me today for the association. I think this all right, bat full explanation will be made to board and everything be made satisfactory to them at meet- i lng called here for 2th instant. This settlement, as explained to me. does not allow ,'fer additional expense credits;, that Dick evtomntly should . have, bat vrnfch I assure "William Harren wm-be adjasted iasiiMity " Mar Be in South Amtxlrt. WUHmsa Harrell. secretary of the, as sociation and father of Dick Harrell. stated Tuesday that he did not know where his son. Dick, was. as he had seen nor beard nothing of hiss since he came here from Amarillo, about one and one-half months ago. registered at the Hotel Sheldon and then disappeared. 'I have heard nothing of him or from him since that time." said Mr. HarrelL "I do not know where he is and I only wish I did. I think he is fa South America, but have nothing-definite re garding that." Texas Girl Tthinks She Has Been Honored Enough, Declines To Act Sponsor Austin. Tex, May 25. Miss Katie Daffan. who was appointed sponsor for Texss by Gen. Felix H. Robertson, com mander of the Texas division. United Confederate Veterans, for the annual reunion to be held at Richmond, Va, next month, has declined the honor on the ground that she has been given every honor in the power of the eon federate veterans and feels that some other TDapghter of the Confederacy" should share the honors. Gen. Robert- f son has accordingly announced the ap pointment of Miss Helen Kutn jones, daughter of Capt. J. C Jones, state pension commissioner. Mies Jones is a university student and is president of the woman's council of the university. ALLOTMENT MADE FOR STATE GUARD AT INSTRUCTION CAMP AaiatliL Taia.ai MlV 25. AdViCOS have ! been received by the adjutant general s department from the war department that two officers and 14 non-commissioned officers or selected privates and one cook of the machine run company at Dallas ire authorised to attend the camp of Instruction at Leon Springs, ay 5 to 14. The squadron headquar ters and troops A. B. and D of Hous ton, Amarillo. and Corsicana, respec tively, will also participate at the same time and place. A squadron and ma chine gun troop of the regular army will also be in attendance. LASSEN GIVES FEW FUFFS OF SMOKE, THEN SUBSIDES! Redding. Calif, May 25. Lassen peak gave a" few weak puffs of smoke early j today ana sunsiaea iito its nrst periou of quiescence since Thursday at mid night. A great dark canopy of smoke clouds which for days has hidden the pea'-. lifted today and the crater was visible. The sight calmed many of the fearful ranchers and they began their second return to their damaged homes in the valley. TWO SUITLIRD U. S. WITTf INFERIOR STEEL. VERDICT Pittsburg, Pa. May 35. Dennis K. ! Bullens and uavia J. Simpson were con victed and Samuel Wetmore was ac quitted in the federal district court here today of conspiracy to furnish in ferior steel for the United States gov ernment. The men were officers or employes of the Carbon Steel company of Pittsburg, which filled a subcontract in connection with the construction of the Panama canal. BECKER'S CONVICTION IS UPHELD: HE MUST DIB Alhanv. N T. Mav 25. The second conviction of former police lieutenant J Charles Becker tor instigating the mur der of Herman Rosenthal, the New York gambler, was upheld today by the court of appeals. Becker now must die. unless he can obtain clemency from Gov. Whitman, who, as district attorney of New York, prosecuted him. or can obtain a re versal by the United States supreme court. Only Feeble Resistance Is Encountered, Official Re ports From Rome State. AUSTRIANPORT ALSO BOMBARDED Italian Destroyers Deliver Cannonade and Qisemharl Troops, Taking Town. T ONDON. Kng May XS. Italy has I registered her' first success in tha war against Austria-Hungary by forcing her way over the Austrian bor der and capturing four towns within a ' few miles of the line. According to i Roman war office reports contained in dispatches here, the resistance was only ' feeble. In addition. Italian torpedo boats attacked the Austrian port o Kuso and landed troops there. The statement says these operations took place Monday m the Austrian, crown land of Carnlolo and in the Frlu j 11 district. It reatis Auxferiaas Opes Fire. "On the Canuolo front. Austrian ax I tlBery opened fire against our 'positions ' without results. During the day of May 24 oar artillery fired on positions occu pied by artfiiery of the enemy. "On the Friuli front our troops ad vanced everywhere and encountered, only feeble resistance. We have occu . pied Caporetto. the heights between tha ' Idna and Isonso rivers, Cormons, Cer vignagno and.Terzo The enemy with ' drew, destroying bridges and burning I houses. Bombard Anfltrian Port, "Our torpedo destroyers opened fire against the enemy's detachment at the port of Ruso. snd have disembarked troops. We captured 70 Austrians. who have been sent to Venice. Our loss was one dead and some wounded. Austrian Ships Again Slshted. The Italian ministry of marine has given out an announcement- which reads: ' "A steamer arriving at Barletta re ports that she sighted an Austrian war ship, escorted by four torpedo boats. "This probably is the warship which, was driven off from Barletta after hav ing fired seeral shots." 'Won't Make Separate Peace. It is generally understood that Italy has arrived at an agreement with ner new allies under the terms of which she wiU sign the existing treaty not to conclude a separate peace. On the east front the signs of a check to what at one time seemed an over whelming Austro-Gerrcan offensive movement, are becoming more and more apparent. E en the flying wedge which was dri en into the Russian cen ter along the river San has been com pelled to give some ground by the en ergetic counter attacks of the Russians. Germans Break British Lines. In the west Gen. French reports that the Germans, by use of asphyxiating gases, succeeded in penetrating the British lines at two points, but ha claims that seme of the trenches lost as a result of these tactics were re gained in the subsequent fighting. Tha contest is still raging Cabinet Is Incomplete. Domestic politics continue to absorcl attention in England but the delay is obtaining definite results and the mem. bership of the new cabinet has not as yet been announced. This delay, accord ing to the Manchester Guardian, a min isterialist organ, is due to the insist ence by the Unionists on eight places in the cabinet as representing their numerical strength, a clean sweep is looked for in the admiralty where it is expected that baron Fisher as well as Winston St.ncer Churchill will go. German! Suffer Heavy Losses. The French war office at Paris this afternoon gave out a report on the progress of hostilities which says: "It was a night of considerable activity. Monday night, between the) sea and Arras. In Belgium, following a violent bombardr-ent a German at tacking column endeavored to gain a footing on the hiehwav between Langemarcke and Ypres. It was definitely checked. "The Germans delivered two attacks Monday to the north of Ablain. In each case they were repulsed. To the north of Neuville they delivered four attacks, each of which was checked by the fire of our artillery. "In these various -essive en deavors, all of which resulted In com plete failure, the enemy suffered heavy losseb. ' ENGLAND UNDERSTANDS U. S. PARLEYS WERE UNOFFICIAL Washington. D. C May 25. A state ment on behalf of the British govern ment was handed to the state depart ment late Monday by Sir Cecil Spring Rice, the British ambassador. It was designed to clear up the misunderstand big concerning the participation of the state department's trade advisers in un official arrangements regarding cotton cargoes shipped from the United States. The note sas the British govern ment quite realizes these arrangements in no way lnole the United States government.