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64th YEAR
NUMBER 19,899.
Date Announced by Bryan
After Conference
With Wilson.
To What Authority Port of Vera
Cruz Will Be Delivered
Not Made Plain.
Villa Moves AguiuMt Carrunzu and
Plans Attack on Tam
il I co.
WASHINGTON, November 13.? Mon
day, November 'J3. was llxed to-night
as the date for the American evacua
tion of Vera i.'rtiz.
Secretary Bryan Issued thin an
nouncement :
"Both Geijoral Oarransa and the con
vention at Auuascallentes having
given the assurances and guarantees
we requested. It Is the purpose of the
administration to withdraw Hip troops
of the United States from Vera Cruz
on Monday, the 23d of November.
"All the persons there for whose
personal safety this Kovrmnent has
made itself responsible, have left the
city. The priests and nuns who had
had taken refuge there, and for whoso
safety fears were entertained, are now
on their way to this country."
The statement was gl\<?n out after
a long confercnce between Mr. Bryan
and President Wilson. It apparently
was received with surprise In some of
ficial quarters. the general under
standing having been that the evac
uation might be delayed Indefinitely,
pending reports on the alignment of
the various Mexican chiefs in the
lateet civil war.
Sccreiar.x Bryan declined to add to
the formal announcement. saying de
tails would be made public by the War
Department to-morrow. Secretary i
Uarrlson had nothing to say, and to
Just what authority the port of Vera
Crur. woubl be delivered was not made
plain. It has been assumed, however, >
that as the United States throughout
the Mexican difficulties has deal* with
the ile facto authorities actually In
control of territory involved, the city
would be? turned over to an agent of
Gencial Currunr.a, probably General
Candldo Aguilar.
.\s far an Is known, there has been
no final decision as to when and to
whom the more than $1,000,000 of
Mexican customs moneys now held by
tho l;nlted States shall be paid. Both
t'arransa and the Aguascallentes coii
\ ration have given guarantees that
? dittoing duties collected will not be
rciin posed. Iii view of the complica
tions wlticli might arise, however, in
tho t-vent I'iirranza were drlvon from
power by Villa's army, supporting Gen
eral Gutierrez, the convention's new
I'rovislonal President, it has boon sug
gested that payment of the money
might be withheld, pending a clarlflca-;
tlo:i of the situation.
rntsT \i-:\v.s or iikmovai.
.Mr. Hryan's statement b?vo the first
I news of the removal of priests and
nun? from Vera Cruz. With tlieir de
parture, the only persons other than
soldiers, marines and ofllcials loft in
the Mexican port with a claim upon
the United States for personal protec
tion itre Mexicans who have been In
the employ of the Americans. As
burance that these men will not be
punished was one of the conditions of
evacuation. Five army transports
already nro in port at Vera Cruz wait
ing; to bring away the troops, and Rrlg
adler-General T'unuton. commanding,
has reported that tlio evacuation ran
be completed within forty-eight hours
after the order is given. The garrison
numbers about S.500, including the
First Brigade of Infantry and marines.
General Villa, in command of forces
loyal to Provisional President Gutierrez,
has taken the offensive against Gen
eral Carranza, according to State l>e
partment advices to-day. Villa already
has occupied San IaiIs Potosl. and
plans an immediate attack on Tampico.
The Washington government already in
preparing to take American refugees
aboard ships lying In the Tampico
Villa's forces wore received with
open arms at San t,uls Potosl, and, ac
cording to the consular advices, now
command virtually all the territory
north of the line from Aguascallcnics
ty Sun Luis Potosi. Moving southward.
Villa Is expected to meet Carranza's
men at Queretaro. There are uncon
firmed reports, however, that General
Gonzales, Carranza's division command
er at that point, may join the Villa
Carranza Is at Cordoba, where he has
established a temporary capital. Mex
ico City apparently will bo the objec
tive of the Villa forces moving east
ward toward Cordoba and Vera Cru::.
[Spccial to The Times-Dispatch.]
WASHINGTON", November 13.?Hur
ried orders wore given to-night to the
battleship Texas, now at Galveston, to
proceed at once to Mexican waters
This abrupt action of the Navy de
partment was taken after news had
arrived here that General Villa, with,
his forces, was marching from Han
Titils' Potosi to attack and capturo
Tampico. ? Secretary of State Bryan
conferred with tlio President about It,
and later thor? was a confcrenco be
tween Mr. .Urynn and the Secretary of
-the Navy.'
The quick action of the government
in dispatching llie Texas to Mexican
waters Is due to the stand taken by
the State Department some time ago
that Tampleo Is a f,ree port. The
Texan Is expected to get orders to go
Mtralght to Tampico. Her going there
< means that the goV?rfnin.eiit intends to
kaep Tampico open .at all hazards.
This time tho ofllcials here say. Gen
eral Villa, ?ifter capturing tins city,
might not he-as tractable as Were the
agents of Carrairta*. -
It is taken jas an accepted fact that
Villa, to suceeod in his overthrow of
Carranza and to ni,ako himself dlcta
(Contlnuod on Second Pago?)
Federal llenrrvr Hoard Prepares for I
OproltiK of Hanks on Mnndaj.
[Special t?> The Times-Dispatch. 1
WASHINGTON, N'ovnmlior 13.?The
? Federal Kwervc Hoard will announce
1 to-morrow the rate of rediscount for
| thu Federal reserve' hanks of the coun
, try In preparation for the opening of
! the banks on Monday.
Itecause of tho Importance of the
'announcement, it ban heen held up uv - ,
til Saturday, the laHt business day of
the week.
The rate will not he uniform for all
parts of the country. It will he ap-!
proclably lower In the South than else- ?
where, to relieve the financial strln
j geney In the cotton States. It Is ex- ;
? pected It will also be slightly lower
j in New York than in tlip other >
j Northern Statin. Whllo the board ban I
refused to Indicate just what the rate '
j will bo. it is the Impression here that I
] It will bo a trille lower than the reg
j ular discount rate of the hanks.
The board has to solve the difllcult
| problem of fixing a rate which will
; be low cuough to asidst the money
; market, but not low enough to lak<
! business away from the bin national
i batiks. which now do the rediscount !
! business of the country.
! (jrnrral Complaint of Slntr Emecntive* ?
In Conftrcarr nt Madlnon.
j MADISON. WIS.. November 13.? Gov
ernor K. A. Ammons. of Colorado,;
I blames the seriousness of recent induH
! trial difficulties in his State 0:1 the,
i Governor's lack of authority over bis
j subordinates, he told the Governors' j
'Conference here to-day. The rnlne:
i strike troubles ran the State deeply;
! Into debt, destroying much property
i and cost "00 lives, all because other
i State officers defied his orders, the ,
Governor said.
Other Governors complained that ,
'they do not have sufficient power to'
i remove subordinates, and, therefore,
! are subject to adverse criticism be
: cause of the acts of their underlings. 1
Governors Joseph M. Carey, of]
! Wyoming; William Spry, of Utah, and
i S. V. Stewart, of Montana, protested !
against what they termed lax methods j
of regulating shipments of tubercular
' cattle.
llrrman Aeroplane* Destroyed lii En
counter With Allies.
PARIS, November 13 (4:40 P. M.).? j
: A thrilling encounter between four ;
' German and two French and two Brit- j
1 ish aeroplanes has occurred near j
1 Ypres. The German machines finally ;
i were destroyed by artillery, and their'
? eight officers killed.
When the Germans were seen ap- 1
! proachlng the allies' lines, the French
and British craft ascended to meet
i them. For some time the airships clr- j
1 cled about each other, while machine
' guns ineffectually spattered bullets
i among them. Then suddenly the four
allied aeroplanes made a swift dash
| toward tljelr own trenches. Tho Qer- ,
mans, following them, discovered the j
1 feint too late. Shrapnel began to i
' burst about them, dud in a few inin- '
utcsj they crashed to earth.
Macliiur Crashes to (iround While Air
man Attempts to Avoid Spectators.
13.?Frank J. Terrell, an aviator, was
instantly killed at a county fair here
to-day when engine trouble forced him j
to make a quick' descent, and lie at- I
i tempted to avoid striking spectators,
' who had surired past the police and ,
i tilled the landing ground. Ills home.
I has not heen ascertained.
The aviator had ascended to a :
; height of 000 feet without mishap
; when his engine began to give him :
. trouble, lie stopped It and started to :
'? wl??lo the aeroplane to earth. "When
. near the ground, he saw the crowd ,
j covering the usual landing space, ami '
gave the machine a quick turn by '
j shifting his weight. Tt crashed to the i
I ground a few feet from the crowd, 1
j with Terrell hurled beneath the wreck- j
age. i
j Member* of Southern Textile Asuo
clntlon Hold Annual Meeting.
i BIRMINGHAM. Al.A., November 13.?
' Members of the Southern Textile Amo
clatlon in convention here were enter
tained l>y the Chamber of Commerce
tc-nlghl after a day spent in business
.??nd preliminary greetings. About 125
iiK-mlifrs are here, and President K. K.
? Kowe-i of South Carolina. In presid
I i "P.
The association representcs 13.000,
i 000 spindles Hnd 300.000 looms, and its
' members consume 3,000,000 bales of
? cotton annually.
Session* will continue to-iriorrow.
1're.sldent Boiveii In his Hddress to
day stressed the Importance of co
operation among mill men.
The delegates will have a business
session to-morrow morning, and attend
the Auburn-Vanderbilt football game in
the afternoon.
J Richmond Man IIeoome* Ulrectoe of
I Vlol?r Mnnufncturlnft Company.
J GUKENVITjL?E, S. C.. November 13.?
; The directors of the Victor Manufac
turing Company, a part of the Parker
group of mills, met here to-day and
elected Melville O. Branch, of Rich
mond, and \V. B. Beattle. of this city,
directors in phtcc of K. C. Bailey and
J. A. Robinson, resigned. Mr. Beuttlc
j whs elected treasurer to succeed t?owis
? \V. Parker, resigned. The. Victor Man
; ufaetiirlng Company includes the Victor
land I'Jreer Mills, of Greer. S. C.: the
? Apalnche Mills, of Arlington. S. C.; the
I Ottaray Mills, of Union, S. ('., and the
i "Wallace Mills, of '.lonesville. S. C. The
i headquarters of these mills will re
j ina.tn In Crfeenville, and thero will he
: no change in the selling end of the
I business, was the announcement made
i by Mr. Boattle to-duy.
i Itnilli'Rl Order Issued hv Department of
Health In New York.
; [Special to The Tlnies-I>lspateh. 1
NEW YORK. November 13.?All milk
sold In New York City hereafter must
be pasteurized. This order. Issued to
day by the Department of Health, cov
ers all grade A and certified milk, much
of which has be'evi sol'd in the past In
Its raw state. The order Is based pri
marily on ""the natloii-wTde epidemic of
foot, and mouth disease,- but 11 is hinted
that another cause Is tlifc discovery of
: Irregularities in the certification of
| milk by various county medical milk
i commissions. This is the 'moat radical
order . covering the handling of the.
city's ipllk supply that has been issued
In many, years.
Boykin Plans Immediate
State-Wide Movement for
Aid of Starving People.
Vessel Will Fly State Flag and
Leave From Hampton Roads
for Europe.
Major Ainslie Names iiojkiu as
l~ It airman of Local Committee
for Richmond.
Ith every possible means of or
ganized charity to be placed at his
disposal, Colonel Henry M. Boykin,
commissioner and chairman of the
Belgian Relief Committee for the
State of Virginia, hopes to be able to
gather $100,000 in money and provi
sions for the stricken Belgians. Im
mediately after being commissioned by
the Governor for this important work, j
Colonel IJoykin began his prepara
tions. arid tias called a meeting of the
members of the commission, to be held
in the Jefferson Hotel on Monday, No
vember 16, at noon. Osear F. "VVcisi
ger. manager of the Jefferson Hotel,
yesterday granted the use of a par
lor in the hotel free of charge.
"The work is oven now well start
ed," said Colonel Boykin yesterday
afternoon, "and I am already assured
that the people of Virginia, who have
themselves been throueh and endured
all the throes and agonies of war, will
not fail to heod th'* appeal of the lit
tle kingdom beyond the seas. Vir
ginians have ever been charitable. No
cry that has been made to them has
ever gone unheeded, and now in this
greatest calamity which can befall a
people, they will not be lacking in
that assistance which the occasion de- i
WAXT VI It (.IMA Mill'
"We want a ship of our own, to be '
known as the ship of Virginia and to I
fly the Virginia nag. This is out
work and our own privileged duty, and
wo will fulfill it, irrespective and lndc- '
pendent of all other work done in be- :
half of those reduced people. It may '
be stated that all the railroads will
transport everything that is gathered J
for Belgian assistance free of charge."
In order that the relief work of
State and city may be co-ordinated
and that there may be no diversity or
contrariety of interest. Mayor George |
Ainslie yesterday afternoon appointed I
Colonel Boykin chairman of the Rich- 1
tnond committee and requested him to |
appoint and organize it* membership.
In making the appointment and in >
explanation of his desire to co-ordi
nate all interests. Mayor Ainslie wrote
to Colonel Boykin yesterday as fol
"My Dear Colonel.?I understand from,
a conference held yesterday with the.
Governor of Virginia that his object;
in appointing a State commission for i
the relief of the suffering Belgians is |
no: to interfere with any local move-,
inent to that end, but to stimulate i
thetn and co-ordinate them Into a gen-'
erul State movement, and to offer to
all Virginians the opportunity to act.
as such in this work of humanity.;
However, I do not understand that this]
will prevent a member of the State'
commission from acting with any,
local committee, but I think, on the;
contrary, that each member should do j
ao, and thereby give his valuable as- ;
slstance to the particular locality in
which he lives, and see that Us contri
bution becomes a part of that of the
State. Therefore, I appoint you chair
man of the Richmond committee, which
I will thank you to appoint and or
ganize In the persons of such men and
women as will be likely to be inter
ested in this movement. I know thatj
our own condition is not as good as.
it might be. I know that many of
our own people are suffering on ae-i
count of this very war: but. having had j
the same frightful experience them-1
selves, Virginians, of all people, will
understand and sympathize with the |
widows and orphans of this stricken I
nation, and will hear their cry and j
help them.
"Very truly yours.
"Mayor." j
?u?;am/.i: i.ocai.
(Colonel Hoykin plans to organize a
local committee of fifteen or twenty
men and women and to organize city
and rural committees in every part of
tlie State, lie luis already prepared a
tentative lint of subchalrmen, which
he will submit to the commission at
i Its first meeting next Monduy.
The committco will receive, said
( Colonel Hoykin. money and provisions,
] the provisions to consist of pork, ba
' eon, shelled corn, wheat, flour and
i Irish potatoes, which are the o: 'y
commodities among the chief necessl ?
'ties, of life which will stand transpor- |
! tation. The commission will also re- j
j coivo shirts. '<ocks, undershirts and 1
i other underclothing, provided that they j
j he new. Second-hand clothing Is not
I desirable, C'olonel Hoykin said. N'oth- I
' ing is fo be forwarded front tlie point
| of origin, except 'subscriptions In
i money, until due notice is given, when I
< everything will be hauled at the same !
, tlmo to the point of departure, Col- j
! onel Hoykin ardently hopes that suf- I
I Iclent money and provisions may he j
; obtained in Virginia to warrant the ,
! use of a Virginia ship, so that the l!el I
prians, who mailt' a personal appe'il j
fo the, Clovcrnoi of Virginia,- 'nay know]
in the end that lltnlr appeal wrss <? 11 - |
swercd to the fullest extent.
"We have, been through all the rigors
and hardships of war ourselves," said |
Colonel Hoykin. "and no rpedplc morel
than w?? can understand the dire ne- j
ccsslty and the terrible calamity which ,
has befallen tlinf noble little ' ra-e. j
l.et us pull together, and let every
Virginian contribute his' nille.On* of
fhe newspapers, which has been work
ing for the Helginn relief, has already
turned over $1,100 to. the commission,
(Continued on Second Page.)
! Correspondent of London Paper
in North of France Tele
graphs Report.
First One Side Gains Ground
! Slightly, Then Other Takes
It Back.
LONDON*, November 13 (8:35 P. M.).?
The correspondent of the Central News
I in the north of Franco telegraphs that
the German* have been driven out of
"The Germans," the correspondent
1 says, "had not long in which to con- j
? gratulate themselves on their seizure I
| of the .mass .of ruins, which once was j
i Dly.mude. They were sprayed with ,
! shrapnel and high explosive shells until |
| extermination threatened them.
! . "The appearance of French marines '
; in a bayonet charge rapidly convinced
tlieni thai the death rate would be too
Illicit If they remained, llenee, l)lx- ,
| rnudc is ours again.
"The Germans ha\e made a slight!
1 advance against Ypres. but it is doubt
ful if they hold the village of Steloi. i
"At I?ibassee the Germans sire at
tempting to drive a wedge into the i
i allied line by a concent rated heavy gun
lire. There has been a considerable j
jbulge In the line here for some time,
but the allies hold their positions on
either flank."
i iia'cMjIC follows iiatti.k
i.v ijkkat .s'l'iti
PAUIS. November 13 (11:23 P. M.V?
j Wattle follows battle in the great
struggle in Northeast France and Bel
gium. but notwithstanding the heroic :
efforts of both the allies and the Ger
mans, the military situation there ap
parently ha? undergone no noteworthy'
change during the last twenty-four'
hours. First one side gains ground '
slightly, and then the other side taker |
it hack. All attempts of the Germans
to advance beyond Dixmude, seemingly
have been in vain.
The constant artillery Arc has trans- |
formed the surrounding country into :
a furnace, *nto which factories,
churches and houses are hurniiiR. All '
the ilihnhitnnts ' have (led. The en- !
gagement around Ypres has been in
progress three weeks. Scarcely an j
Inch of ground has been gained by |
either army, although the opposing >
lines have been bent, some one way j
or another.
An eminent general on the retired
list of the army to-day summarised
the situation as follows:
"Wc have reoccupiod a large part of
the Krencb territory, which had been
captured by (he Germans. We have
relieved the pressure on the Belgian ]
army, which is reorganizing. We have
checked the Germans' double turning j
movement at St. Mlhicl and in the Ar- |
gonue, while wc have forced them to I
retire to- Lorraine, and in the j
Itl'.TI'Mmm; officious
TIOI.L OK rit.lITIM; ;
Talcs of British lighting arc related !
l>> returning oflicers. One said to-day
that a brigade of French bluejackets
on the Belgian frontier last night
tricked the Intrenched Germans, who
had hung cans mid bells on their wire
entanglements to prevent a surprise
attack. The sailors, according to this j
officer, crept out and tied strings to j
the wires and then returned to their '
own trenches. They continually pulled j
these strings, which caused the l?er- i
mans to keep up for many hours a j
constant lire. When finally the Ger
mans ceased tiring, the sailors attacked I
and took a number of prisoners.
At another part of the line, Algerian j
Turcos and French riflemen are re- j
ported to have reenptured Kamacapelle :
at the point of the bayonet against I
overwhelming odds.
Reports from the front tt-ll of good '
work in the llarjcs lb-Id hospital, on j
the French left. Owing to its close j
proximity to th<> tiring line, and con- '
ser|iieiit and immediate treatment of j
the wounded, many coses of tetanus ;
and gangrene are prevented.
As many as 300 wounded have been i
carried by the ten motor ambulnnccs
In a single day to the chateau which
is serving as a eniporary base for the
hospital. This chateau Is only six ?
miles from the trenches.
Xnkcs Week-IOnd Visit to lib Friend, j
Colonel I'!, >1. House.
WASHINGTON, November Hi.-?? Pren-j
Ideal Wilson left at midnight for a |
week-end visit to Ills friend. Colonel
10. M. House, in Now York. He plan- '
ned to return Sunday iil(cht. Mr. Wll- j
son took with him his daughter. Miss
j Margaret, and Dr. T. f.\ Grayson, his
I naval aid and. physician.
272^Z.O C^77ip ? @ t?>^?c?vcoo6-o?v'ac?yvceo-^'>i
Upper picture shows Kaiser's infantry in famous coast city, lie con- i
tcmplated using tills former seaside resort as the base of operations in :
directing his attack against Kngland, whose nearest point of attack is J
l?over, about sixty-eight miles from OsteucJ.
Lower picture shows a scene in the village of t'au. France, where t
ihe entire population lia-s turned out to witness with considerable interest a ,
column of JlOO war prisoners escorted by French soldiers to the French j
camp for wnr prisoners. i
All Due in London Up to January 1
Taken ('arc Of and Will
lie Arranged.
ON i; MATTKH TO Ills siottled
Suggested Credit of Possibly $100,
000,(100 Through Hank of England |
in Case of Need Submitted by Sir
George 1'aisli to His Governiiicnt.
WASHINGTON'. Xoycmbor 13.?Soma j
of tHe air of mystery surrounding ne
gotiations between Federal Reserve
Board ami Sir George Paish, of the
English Treasury, was dispelled to
day. nnd it was learned there Is but j
one matter to be settled before Sir J
George returns to England.
American bankers have assured Sir j
George that all American obligations <
duo in Europe up to January t have
been taken care of and will be mot
either through purchase of foreign ex
change or through the $100,000,000
gold pool.
The hankers, the Federal Reserve
Hoard and Sir Georgo realize that the
London and New York Stock Ex
changes cannot bo kept closed long
after the first of the new year.
Word has come to authorities here 1
within the last few days thai scorns i
to make If certain no attempt will be |
made to reopen the New York ex
change now. II was said that W. <*. i
Van Antwerp and possibly other brok-I
era identified with, the exi-hunge licvn j
expressed confidence that the opening I
will he nostponcd until after January !
I'OII HM.WV xillli: WEEKS;
Rankers and members of the board, j
however, are fully aware that the [.on- .
don exchange will not stay closed for '
many more weeks. .American hank- ?
ers nnd board members feel that no ;
matter how muHi ihey hope that j
American securities will not be dump- ?
rd on the London market, they cannot j
be certain of what will happen. They
want fo be In a position lo take care !
of such a situation on the ground.!
without making it necessary . for |
American hankers lo ship out more j
gold at a time when the new resorvn i
system is Just getting under way.
It was suggested to Sir George that j
lie attempt to arrange for a credit of i
possibly ? 1 00.000,'>00 through the Rank I
of England, on which American bank-!
ers could draw if necessary to me.'dt t
demands for payment of American ac- j
cuiitles .sold. The existence, of such
a fund would be counted on to provo
a stay to the American security mar
In ease American exports to Eng
land are sulllclcnt to pile up a big bal
ance in favor of this country, such a
credit from the Ha'nk of England
might not need to continue long.
Sir George had not heard from Ids J
government to-nlpht, but Treasury of- :
ticials hoped he would be In a position ;
next week ;o announce ucccptance by j
his government of suggestlonn made !
It was said that virtually th<- only
question on which Sir George had to
be ad* l*ed was as to the proposed
1100,000.000 credit from the Rank of
Arrives Snfrly lit 4'nfoitln.
LONDON, November IS (11 p. m.>.
-An Exchange Telegraph dispatch
from Homo says the steamer tJltia 1>I
Savona, which sent mil a wireless S.
11. S. call I r?0 niMeti off t'ntani, Sicily,
??a\ ing she wa't? on lire, has arrived at
L'atauiu. The lire was extinguished
| by soldiers on board.
New York and New Orleans ICx
oliHiigCM Will Kcsume Trading
on Monday.
Art ion 10nds .Suspension of Months,
Due to European War?Brokers
Anticipate Active Business?Sharp
Advance in Membership.
XBVV YORK. November 13.?All three
of the bit? cotton futures markets will
reopen Tor business next week. It Is
expected, after a suspension of months
because of the war. It was ollicinlly
announced to-day that the New York
Cotton Exchange would reopen for un
restricted trading at 10 o'clock Monday
morning. Soon after the issuance of
this statement, advices from New Or
leans said the .market there also would
resume business on Monday, and, ns the
Liverpool market has been gradually
removing restrictions on trad inn, it is
thought operations will begin again in
the English city within the next few J
The Liverpool exchange thus far has
taken no action to remove the bar on
selllne in that market below I I'Gd. for
May-June contracts, but the recent es
tablishment of the corporation-syndi
cate plan here removes any cause for
apprehension as to the effect of future :
price movements on the remaining in- |
terest on old contracts In the New York i
market. In a statement issued lute to- i
day. however, the board of managers j
requested ? that members accept no or
ders on old-style contracts, except in
liquidation. The new-style contracts i
will begin with January contracts.
Trading on the calls, until further i
notice, .will be In old-style contracts ip j
November and December, new and old- I
style contracts in January to May in- i
elusive, and in new-style contracts'
alone in nil later deliveries.
The new-style contract is based on i
covcrnmont grades, and conforms with |
the Federal cotton futures act.
The Cotton Trading Corporation has!
purchased old December contracts, estl- i
mated at ?JOO.UJU bales, at ;? cents a i
pound, and will carry them down to i
7 1-2 cents, when they are to be taken
over by a syndicate. Members of the
exchange have agreed to pay a tax
of $2.{>0 a contract on all now busi
ness until the corporation has been
reimbursed, and commissions have been
raised from $16 to |1!0 a contract to;
lion members to offset this Item.
I.ovnl brokers are anticipating an i
active business, once the trade has '
been adjusted to the new regulations. ?.
Cotton exchange memberships already i
have advanced sharply, with fft.OOu re- j
ported bid to-day as compared with '
recent salcB nl. IT,000. Several mem- i
herships are i; r sale, hut at !
the moment . .. . ? a number of j
buyers in the nmrK^, #hd holders art
asking still IHglter prices.
ci.oseu ox ntrnAv. .ili.v :n I
N10\V Oil MOANS. November IS.?The I
-New York, New Orleans and Liverpool I
cotton future markets closed In order
named on Friday, July 31. The sus
pension wna-tliought by mai?i ni be a
matter of only a few days, and the
New York notice, read, "Closed until
The .situation, however, grow worse
steadily as nation a.ftcr nation was.
drawn Into the European war. Matters
(Continued on Plfth Pago.)
? York Utvcr Ltn? to Baltimore, r.:W r. M.
except Sunday. J2.M one way. fl.io round
trip. Dellfihttul aud Invigorating aall.
Military Men Look on This
as Centre of Gravity
of the War.
Kaiser's Forces Apparently Check
Their Retreat in
Allies lteport Kiiemy's Attacks ltc
pulsed nncl Gains Nearly
Vienna Announces
Reverse to Armies
RtSSIA liiin driven the Austrian*
nut ol (lie towns or 'rnruuw.
Jnolo mill Ixrosno, in tiuliclii. nnd
the Austriiiun probably nun sire rr
(rondim toward llio Carpathian
"Tlic enemy lias marched into
'I'mrnow, Juslo aud Krunno," In the
waj' Vienna officially iiiinoiinecd her
reverse to licr armies. 1'etrogrnd
merely nunounccs the tnklng of
Krontio, with heavy losses to the
Austrian rear guard. Tlir Hunsiun
report nays nothing of the other two
On the ^restero battle front the
allien itre mild to have retnkeu Ul>"~
uiude (roniiljifi <?eru??>?*. TIiIh- re-'
port In uitofliclul, aud Iiom uot been
continued by either I'nrln or Lou
Fighting In the vicinity of Dli
mude aud also around Vpres coo
tluties c.vtremcly violent, although
it slackened soiucwiint as contparcd
with previous dayw. In the western
none both the allies and the (<er
niaus claim success at tnrious
points. 'I'lic Kreucli nay they have
lironresHnl Mouth of lltvschootc, re
taken a village east of V|ircN, nnd
rcpulNCd a (ieriuan offensive south
of Vpres.
The llerniaiiM nay their mariucii
at Aleupnrt Inflicted heavy losse>?
011 the allies, and that they cap
tured 7111) prisoners, thut l.lOO allien
were taken ' at Vpren, and that
hea\y casualties were lufllcted
around SoIsmoiis.
That big engagement* already are
In progress or arc about to begin,
In tlic cunt oil the way from tlie'^J
northeastern part of lOast I'riixMln
to the cantcm point of Uallcln
scents evident froai tlic troop dis
positions of the UernmiiN aud the
llusstniis. Some hattlcs already
have taken place in the northeast,
where the , tlenunns are making
preparations to contest vigorously
any ItiiMsian attempt to guln u foot
hold in lOaxtcrii Prussia. The .\us
trlaus say tliey have clearcil their
territory of Servians.
A Turkish report, by way of Ber
lin, sayM tlic Itusstaas are retreat
ing nil,' along the entire battle
front, hard pressed by, the Turks.
That huge suniN of money will
he needed to prosecute the war Is
Indlcnted by the Hrltisli govern
ment's notification that It will re
quest Parliament to vote a credit
of 9l,rjri,0<)IMHIO for expenses up lu
.March III. The Krench supplement
ary credit for the month of Novem
ber amounts to ^ISU.f .Yf,50-I, or a
dally average of ^U.O(NMIIH).
liONlluN, November IS tll:10 P. M.>.
--While llii- battle In West Inlanders
continues to liolil public attention. be
cause of the desperate character c?f
the lighting. the numbers of men en
gaged and tin: territory at stake, mili
tary men now look on lOast Prussia as
the centre of gravity of Hie war.
In the latter llohl a tremendous bat
tle is developing. The Russian^ arc
pushing vigorously a ureal enveloping
movement. They are engaged \\ llli the
Germans along a wide curve of li>0
miles from Stullupouon. in the north
cant, through Golilap and Kruglaukeu,
which Is well within the tangle of
lakes, down to Soldati, in the south
Military observers say the Germans
apparently have checked their retreat
in Poland, and arc counterattacking.
They say, however, that the Russians
are not to be turned from their plan,
which Is believed t? ? be an attack on
Danzig. They argue that the Germans
cither must allow tiast Prussia to ho
overrun a second time, or bring up re
inforcements. for they can hardly
weaken their army along thy Polish
frontier, for thai would leave Poison
and Silesia open to Invasion. The al
lies. naturally, are hoping an effort
will he made to relieve 15ast Prussia,
at a sacrifice to tlie German armle? In
l.telgium and Prance.
lu any lighting In tli"lr own country
the Germans will have the advantage
over the Russians, as they have a net
work of strategic railways to move
their troops ijulckly. and they vise
more motors than their- opponents.
Military men are watehlng operations
in this region with deepest interest.
In West Flanders th? Gormnmi do
not seem to have Improved their posi
tion to a marked extent. In fact, an
tinofllclal report from the north of y
Franco to-night says they again have
lost Dixmudc, which tlicy took last;

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