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VOL. XXV. NO. 175
Tlimifrh liih i no A lniAcf
Ceases There is Little Re
lief for the Men in the
Trendies Who Now Face
Severe Storms
.1 r
Germans Have Made Sev
era I Attacks About Ypres
Which French Sav Thev
Repulsed With Heavy
f Losses to Enemy
LONDON, Nov. 15. After four
weeks of the most desperate fighting
there is a lull in the battle of Flan
ders. With the lull came little re
lief for men in the trenches for the
rifle and artillery fire which rained
on them continuously has been re
placed by a severe storm. In some
parts of England the storm became
a blizzard, on. the sea a heavy gale
rages, and the battlefields are swept
with rain and hail.
Generally the armies were content
to shell each other at long range,
but the Germans made several at
tacks around the Ypres which the
French say they repulsed with heavy
losses. Despite their losses it is not
believed the Germans intend abandon
ing the attempt to reach the coast.
The allies are making elaborate pre
parations to block the movement.
Extensive defense works have been
erected along the Yser canal. The
French armies holding that line from
the Belgian border south to the River
Oise are pushing forward to ap
proach the works and are strength
ening both their effense and defense.
Concerning Dixmude unofficial re
ports indicate the Germans are find
ing the destroyed village a death
trap. They are unable to debouch in
the day time because the allies' guns
command., all the approaches. Neither
side was able to nake-an apprecia
ble adv-nnee. The Germans trans
forming Belgium into a fortress are
preparing for the winter stay. Fight
ing at the eastern front was without
decisive result.
An important battle is in progress
between the Russians and Turks in
the Caucasus. It Is announced that
England has no intention of operat
ing in Arabia except to maintain or
der. Bulgaria has issued a state
ment that there is no agreement with
Turkey. The Servians and Montene
, grins, once approaching the Bosnian
I capital are now in their own terri
'tory stubbornly resisting the Aus
trians. The Holland and Scandina
vian countries are .alarmed over the
Bowing of mines, endangering neu
tral vessels.
A Berlin dispatch says the Aus
trian general staff has ordered a
general offensive movement against
the Servians hoping to end the
Balkan phase of the war before win
ter, releasing the troops for the Rus
sian campaign.
A Reuter's Constantinople dispatch
."Turkish troops occupied Kotur, a
Persian town held by the Russians.
The British troops were attacked
while landing near Fao in the Per
sian gulf, losing sixty men."
Thrown Back from Yser
' PARIS. Nov. 15. Tonight's
cial statement says:
"The most notable incident of the
day has been the throwing back of
the enemy on the right bank of the j
Yser canal. Part or tne leu oanK
which the Germans previously had
occupied is completely evactuated.
South of Bixschoote we have retaken
the small wood which was lost fol
lowing a night attack. The enemy
made an unsuccessful offensive move
ment south of Ypres."
Deny French Report
BERLIN, Nov. 15. A headquarters
official statement says:
"Unfavorable weather caused little
progress, but we captured several
hundred French and English soldiers
Officers of the Prebrejensky regiment kneeling in prayer in an open square near Petrograd. The ceremony was an impressive one, for white
Jiaired warriors knelt in humble attitude, seeking the divine blessing before going into battle,
LONDON, Nov. 13. The admir-
alty announces a successful oper-
ation against the Turkish gar-
rison at ' Sheikh-Said on the
Strait of Bab-El-Mandeb at the
entrance to the Gulf of Aden
I and the occupation of the Turk
I ish forts at Turbaux by Indian
troops aided by the British
cruiser Duke of Edinburgh.
I '
Say Cruiser Blew
Up Audacious When
She Struck Mine
NEW YORK. Nov. 13. Two men
who saw the British superdread
nuught Audacious lying helpless in a
heavy sea twenty-seven miles north
west of Lough Swilly shortly after
she struck a rnir.c resulting in her
disablement on October 27, arrive!
i'noard the steamer New York from
Liverpool. They said she might be
floating yet if the British cruiser
Liverpool had not blown her u':.
They are James R. Beames, leader
of the orchestra of the Olympic,
which rescued the Audacious' crew
in lifeboats, and made fruitless ef-
fcrts to tow her into port, and Hush
Griffith, a musician. They said inn
Liverpool was too small to tow
the Audacious, and went ahead of
the Olympic to clear the way of
mines. Fourteen boats took off the
crew of 900 men after much diffi
culty. Attempts to tow the battleship
failing, the Liverpool blew her up.
Both men pledged their word to the
British admiralty not to tell of the
battleship's loss, but whe convinced
the news was public they told the
It is understood the Audacious was
steaming out with a squadron wiien
damaged by a mine, other warships
supposed she had been torpedoed
nd steamed away in conformity
with the admiralty's orders that wai -ships
must not endanger themselves
assisting others.
ARDMORE, Okla.. Nv. I.",. Be
cause he was reported to have sold
a bale of cotton for less than ten
cents a pound, the price fixed in
Southern Oklahoma, Johua Samuels,
a smai; cotton planter of Carter
county, was whipped with a water
toaked rope by masked men.
GENEVA, Nov. 13. Emperor
l:am with his staff returned on
(lay to Kolmar, forty miles southwest
of Strassburg, his starting point at
the beginning of the war. Two aero-
planes were constantly in flight over
the kaiser's headquarters as a pro
tection. and two machine guns during a dif
ficult encounter. In the forest of
Argonne we blew up and captured a
strong French point of support. The
rrench report that they dispersed
the German division at Coinconrt is
!a pure invention. On the contrary
! the French suffered heavy losses and
did not lose a man.
Russians Make Progress
PETROGRAD, Nov. 15. An official
Russian statement says:
"On the East Prussian front we
are making successful progress. In
the region of Soldau and Heidenburg
our action continues favorable de
spite the desperate resistance. Our
march on Cracow continues. In Ga
licia, the 'Austrians are seeking to
organize a defense on the River San
in the region of Dounaiets.
South of
the Galician front we are advancing
toward the Carpathian passes."
Opening- Marks Beginning
of Actual Operation of the
New Currency System De
signed to Provide Elastic
Circulating Medium
It Will, However, Be Mam
Weeks Before Twelve
Banks Take Up and Ex
ercise All Functions Be
stowed Upon Them
Twelve federal reserve banks will
open their doors for business to
morrow after months of hard
work by the board. The banks
which will become members and
j every national bank must join in
j subscribing six percent of their
capital and surplus. One-sixth
has already been called for by
the federal reserve banks. The
j business will be limited to redis-
counting notes, drafts and bills
of exchange for the present but
gradually other functions will be
I assumed. There will be 7571
banks' members making a capital
of over a hundred millions. There
will be cash reserve in the
I twelve banks of about two hun
! dred and fifty millions.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 With the
opening tomorrow of the twelve fed
eral reserve banks, the nation will
begin actual operation of its new
currency system designed to pro
vide an elastic circulating medium
based upon modern ideas of finance
r-r.d economics.
It has taken the reserve bank or
ganization committee and the federal
reserve board almost twelve months
to work out details of organization
to the point where an opening date
was chosen. Notwithstanding careful
('eliberatlons which preceded every
preliminary step, the twelve banks
will not for many weck3 take up an 1
exercise all the functions bestowed
upon them by congress. Such evo
lution as will result from the old na
tional banking system of necessity
will In most respects be slow. The
reserve board, the guiding spirit of
the new system, is itself feeling its
way over strange ground and the
men in charge of the twelve banks
probably will feel the same desire tr.
wtrk slowly and with sureness rat.t-
ei than be venturesome.
The new system is generally con
ceded to be a compromise between
a central bank and the present sys
tem with its thousands of units,
scattered reserves and fixed limits of
currency. Its chief attraction and
value, those who interpret it find in
the elasticity it will give to recog
nized paper currency. L'nder the
present law national bank currency
is almost a fixed quantity based up
on national bank capital, issued up
on United States bonds and unre
sponsive to the chill of hard times or
the exultation of boom days. Irs
t.se led, the experts say, to unre
stricted loans and speculation, in
the days when money was easy and
to a hoarding of resources and a
tightening of the purse strings of
credit when they were hard. It Is
said to have bred the panic of 1907
when solvent banks with large cred
its in reserve, and central reserve
cities, were helpless and could ' jet
back to their own . counters none if
the millions they had placed with
their larger and stronger correspon
dents ,
Under the new system the federal
reserve notes, which, in time, pro
bably will entirely replace the na
tional bank notes, now so familiar,
(Continued on Page Three)
This drawing by a German artist depicts the return of the submarine U 9 to Wilhelmshaven after sink
ing the three British cruisers, Cressy, Hogue and Aboukir. The officers and crew of the U 9 are today Ger
many's greatest heroes. '
told mi
It Embodies a Tale of Amer
ican Pluck and Persever
ance That Made Possible
the Construction of Ureat
Ditch Across the Isthmus
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15. Conclud
ing chapter in the story of American
pluck and j.erseverance that made pos
sible the construction of the Panama
canal are written by Colonel George
W. Goethals. governor of the Zone, in
his annual report submitted today to
Secretary Garrison. The report tells of
the canal builders' battle against tricky
earth slides, of the establishment of
the permanent form of government in
the zone, with Colonel Goethals as
governor, of the beginning of the work
on fortifications to guard the great
waterway against inv.-udon, while im
posing rows of figures tell of the cost
of details in the canal's construction
and maintenance.
The report shows that the canal's
cost, including the current appropria
tion, now stands at $3.'3,559,04;i.G9.
More than J374.noO.000 was appropriat
ed. Of that amount, more than $12,
000,000 was for fortifications.
"Work was continued during the
year on the gun and mortar batteries,"
the report states, "and by the close of I
the year the concrete work was practi
cally completed as well as the greater
portion of the back fill. On July 1.
1913, the construction of redoubts in
accordance with plans prepared by a
board appointed for the purpose and
approved by the secretary of war, was
undertaken and they were completed,
as well as the clearing necessary in
connection with them."
The continued earth slides that
checked the progress of the. canal
builders was described at length.
"The total amount of material re
moved in the dry from Culebra cut,"
the report states, "from the beginning
of American operations to June 15,
1014, aggregated 110,261. SS3 cubic yards
at a division cost of $0.7066 per cubic
yard; of this amount 25.206,100 cubic
yards were removed because of slide's,
or 22.S6 per cent."
Describing the demolition of Gamboa
Dike as one of the final steps in the
canal's completion, the report relates
that "with the exception of a small
pocket slide In the vicinity of Cascades
fhe admission of water to the cut has
thus far had no bad effects, nor has
there been any appreciable tendency
CHICAGO, Nov. 15. The Union j
j stock yards and packing houses j
were scrubbed and disinfected J
after a nine days' quarantine in
a federal and state fight against 1
the foot and mouth disease. They !
will open for business at mid- j
night with stringent regulations
I to protect shipments to the yards j
and only cattle from uninfected
areas may be shipped in disin
fected sealed cars.
Death Of "Bobs"
Fitting End Of
Great Soldier
f associated press DISPATCH.!--,
LOXDON, Nov. 15. The death of
Field Marshal Earl Roberts of Kanda
har, Pretoria and Waterford, which
occurred last night at the headquarters
of the British expeditionary force in
France, came suddenly after he bad
completed his mission. He motored to
the British base camps, reviewed the
Tnillun ti-.ir.r.e and tmnfr-vraA with lnwl-
ing officers. Field Marshal Sir John
French, commanding the troops
France, telegraphed Lady Roberts: "As
he was called, It was a fitter ending to
the life of a great soldier that he
should pass away in the midst of the
troops he loved so well and within the
sound of the guns."
It is altogether likely, in view of the
admiration in which "Bobs" was held,
that a state military funeral will be
accorded the honored remains of the
great soldier. No soldier has ever
served Great Britain and the empire
since- the days of Arthur Wellesley, the
great Duke of Wellington, who hits
more appealed to popular fancy. Well
ington lies in St. Paul's cathedral with
his great contemporary. Nelson.
THILET, Belgium, Nov. 15. The
Germans have not yet succeeded in
crossing the Yser in front of Dix
mude. The town is so utterly d-i-st
roved it is of little value to the
Germans. A heavy fog alternating
with pouring rains is causing much
sickness among the soldiers in the
trenches. The flitches are flooded
and the men are constantly in the
water. There are no adequate faclli-
ties for the sick because all the
villages in the vicinity are destroyed,
and the hospitals at Ghent, and
Biuges are overcrowded.
for the presence of water to produce
The canal's giant locks and dams
staunchly withstood the earthquake
shocks, which were more violent and
numerous during the last year than in
any since the American occupation.
Eighty-seven distinct shocks were re
corded at Ancon.
"Practically all the shocks." the re
port stated, "seemed to originate In the
vicinity of the lower coast of Los San
tos province, approximately 115 miles
southwest of Ancon. The most violent
shocks occurred October 2, 1913, and
May 28, 1914.
"The shock of May 28 resulted in
slight damage to the new administra
tion building, then in course of con
struction, at Balboa heights, but with
this exception the canal works suffered
no damage from these shocks."
As the construction of the canal pro
ceeded to the point where a date was
set for the admission of the first ship,
the population of the zone steadily de
creased. On June 30, 1914. the force
employed on the canal was 29.673,
pared with 43,350 at the close of the
previous fiscal year. "Accompanying
the decrease," the report states, "there
was a large emigration from the isth
mus, and for the first time since the
work was started there was an excess
of departures over arrivals of about
Inasmuch as the canal was not
opened to traffic until August 13, the
report does not tell of the passage of
the first merchant ships nor of the
financial aspects of the operation.
Annual Trip for Benefit of
Agricultural Lite rests
Starts North Tomorrow
With Exhibits and Full
Corps of Speakers
The demonstration train of the
Agricultural Experiment Station at
Tucsor . and - the University of Ari-
zona agricultural extension bureau
which is run annually with the co
operation of the railroads of the state
w ill leave Phoenix Tuesday going north
lover the Santa Fe lines for the first
stop at Holbrook. The train this
year contains six cars one of which
through the courtesy of the railroads
over which the train travels will be
(a combination diner and sleeper. This
will add much to the efficiency of the
work of the travelling professors who
man the train.
There will be many features on the
train this year that have not been
attempted before, not the least of
which is a pumping plant actually
pumping water with a sixteen horse
power engine with water running
over a weir, and the pump also
operating a churn, and a sewing ma
I chine showing the application of la
jbor saving devices. This will be on
j the flat car.
j The first car will be given over to
I the agricultural and horticultural
display, the second to farm imple
ments and labor saving devices, the
third to live stock of which there
will be cows, horses, hogs and poul
try. On the second car there will
lie a display of the various sorts of
silos useable in this section.
The addresses will be delivered by
the professors of the university.
Their subjects will be the following:
S. F. Morse, soil improvement; G.
W. Barnes, livestock and gardening;
W. H. Lawrence, profitable garden
ing: A. M. MeOmie, dry farming; H.
M. Bainer, Santa Fe agricultural de
monstrator. "Pit Silos:" Dr. O. C.
Bartlett, "fighting insect pests," and
Mrs. G. W. Barnes, household eco
Santa Fe Lines
Phoenix Tuesday, November
17. 6 "p.
stop. Holbrook
IS; Joseph City from 7 a. m. to 2
p. m.,- November -19; Winslow, after
noon and evening November 19:
Flagstaff, Friday, November 20,
Saturday, November 21, a. m.: Wil
liams, Saturday afternoon and eve
ning, November 21; Seligman, Mon-
(Continued on Page Two)
Work Of Recruiting Million
Men Goes On In England
LONDON, November 15 There are
manifestly concerted and vigorous
appeals to complete the recruiting of
Britain's army of 1,000,000 men.
Within the last few days almost ev
ery paper in London, in its news col
umns and editorially, has urged a
prompt response to the call, one or
two of them reminding their readers
that it is far better to have a volun
teer army than even to consider t'te
possibility of conscription.
During the first rush of enlist
ments the requirements were raise'i,
a most unusual thing in time of
war in any country. Now they have
been restored to what they were be
fore. The age limit has been ex
tended, all men being accepted now
Arrest of .Four Negroes and
Recovery of Much Booty
Clears Mystery of Bur
glaries of the Past Few
While Dozen or More ; Jobs'
Are Solved, Identifica
tion of Remaining Goods
May Add to Information
Alreadv Secured
Not in many months has the police
department of the city of Phoenix suc
ceeded in making more important ar
rests than those carried out on Friday
night, announcement of which was
withheld by The Republican in order
that the details of the workings of the
gang now, in custody might be fully
learned by the police.' Albert Mack,
Floyd Marshall, A. E. Harris and Al
berto Wilson, all negroes, are the
names the four arrested have given the
police, and in their apprehension the
police have succeeded in laying the
mystery of the dozen or more house
burglaries committed within the last
two weeks. More than that, booty
variously estimated to be valued at
from $700 to $1,200 has been recovered
and a goodly portion identified by the
victims of the quartette.
To no particular officer is more
credit due than to a number of them
working collectively. From Chief of
! Police George O. Brisbois down the
line, including Policemen Wilkerson,
McGrath, Barnum, Morrell, Skidmore,
and others, no effort has been
spared since the first reports began
coming in of house robberies in various
parts of the city, to secure clues as to
the identity of the mysterious culprits.
Not long after the almost nightly af
fairs were reported, practically every
member of the force began devoting
even.- spare moment of his time to
delving into the details of the robberies.
Over a week ago it became pretty
clear that a gang of negroes was prob
ably at the bottom of the work. A few
days ago it was absolutely certain that
it was the work of the three or four
finally arrested. No arrests were made
at the time, although all were placed
under surveillance. The sale of a
gold natch for three dollars by one
member of the gang was the undoing
of the entire quartet. A search of the
various rooms occupied by the three
men and the woman resulted in the re
covery of a rich haul of watches, rings,
bracelets, brooches, toilet sets, cloth
ing, suit cases, flash lights, revolvers,
safety razors, stickpins, cuff buttons,
shoes, shirt? and other articles too nu
merous to mention. The office of.
Chief of Police Brisbois for the last
day or two has resembled nothing
more than a second-hand store.
Confronted with the goods and with
evidence that each had told the other,
it was comparatively an easy matter to
secure full confessionsf rom the entire
party, with the exception of the wom
an, who, while admitting that she had
some of the goods in her possession,
denied guilty knowledge of the manner
in which the other three became pos
sessed of it.
For several hours last evening Sher
iff Jeff D. Adams and Assistant County
Prosecutor Clyde M. Gandy assisted
Chief Brisbois at the police station in
securing statements from the three
men under arrest, and before they quit
they werep repared to state that there
was no longer any mystery as to who
entered and robbed the residences of
Emi! Ganz on North Central avenue.
Judge Frank Thomas, South Central
avenue: Dr. Tuttle, North Fifth street; '
Ralph Cameron, Fifth and Willetta
streets; Frank Rose, West Adams
street; C. D. Dorris, West Jefferson
street: Earl Porter, North First street;
a house at 1230 East Adams street, and
others. In every instance all or a good
portion of the articles were In. the
hands of the police. There are still a
number of watches and other articles.
(Continued on Page Two)
,who are between 19 and 38 years old.
In the case of former soldiers the
limit is 45 years. The minimum
height is now five feet four inches,
except for former soldiers and cer
tain units for which special stand
Bids are organized.
In the war office advertisements it
is stated that the term "enlistinK
for the duration of the war" means
precisely what it says, and that men
will be discharged when the war is
over "with all convenient speed." It
is also advertised that married men
or widowers with children will be
accepted, and thai if at the time of
enlistment a recruit signs the neces
sary form, separation nllowance un
der army conditions is issuable at
once to the wife, and in certain cii
cumstances to other dependents.

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