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VOL. XXV. NO. 176
Official Press Bureau State
ment from London Indi
cates Kaiser's T r o o p s
Give Up Attacks and Re
sort to Bombardment
Despite Their Heavy Artil
lery Fire It Has Not Pro
duced Its Calculated Ef
fect of Breaking Way for
Advance of Their Infantry
LONDON, Nov. 16 The official
press bureau issued the fullowing Ac
count dated November 10. of the
movements of the British force and
the French armies immediately in
touch with it:
"In describing operations for the
six days from November 4 to the J til,
it can be said that during that period
the Germans nowhere along our main
front made any attacks in great
force such as was launched against
Vpres at the end of October.
"What they may be contemplating
remains to be seen. Their policy ap
peared to be to wear us out by con
tinual bombardment interspersed
with local assaults at different points.
"As regards their artillery attacks,
which have now continued without
cessation for days, wonder Is arous?d
as to when this prodigal expenditure
of ammunition will cease, for it nas
not produced its obviously calculated
effects of breaking the defense in
preparation for the advance of their
infantry. So far the infantrymen
have been the chief sufferers from
the tactics employed. During recent
attacks our men were reinforced, en
joyed some rest and had time to im
prove' the trenches in different ways.
Moreover, consciousness that they
had repelled one great effort of the
enemy was a moral factor of no
small value."
Describing the fighting, the report
Long, straggling villages when they
became visible, seemed to melt away
and assume odd, fantastic shapes is
the houses crumbled, and blocks of
mnsonry were thrown hither and
thither by the blasting effects of lyd
dite and helinite.
"Night attacks have been a regu
lar occurrance at different points,
and were made apparently more with
the view to annoying our troops and
preventing them from sleeping, than
any other object.
"Sometimes the advance has been
of a more serious nature and has
been carried out by large bodies.
"In such cases the Germans invari
ably lost heavily, and even if they
succeeded in gaining our first line
trenches they were almost always
driven out again.
"These demonstrations appear to
be proportionately more costly and
even more useless than the heavier
'The assault of the allies' artillery
work is most satisfactory. When they
are seen to be running from shelter
which has ceased to act as such, they
sire caught and mowed down by rapid
fire French field artillery. Against a
suitable target the action of the
French 7.5 centimeter field guns is
literally terrific and must be seen
to be realized. At one place the
gaunt wreck of an old church tower
and the blackened remains of a few
houses aro'und it would emerge for
a moment only to be blotted out in a
pall of smoke.
"The smoke from bursting shells
resembles the craters of volcanoes
belching fire and fume. On the
whole there is evidence to show that
the Germans are beginning to be af
fected by their losses. From pris
oners it is gathered that the young
men in the new corps cannot with
stand the. fatigues and privations ' of
campaigning and that the middle
aged men lack ardor. From the same
source it js lea'rned that the recruits
-who have not previously served have
only received some eight or nine
-weeks' training Instead of twelve, and
they have practically no Instruction
5n musketry. On the other hand the
(Continued on Page Four.)
Germany Again Under Sign,
. . Of The Russian Danger
associated press Bispatch
BERLIN, Nov. 1 Germany is again
"under the sign of Russian danger," to
quote an astrological metaphor fre
quently used by the Germans. The
combined German-Austrian armies
which by a well timed and well exe
cuted change of .front, with timely re
inforcements were able to sweep
through Poland to the line of the Vis
tula and threatening Warsaw and
Ivangorod, were in turn outflanked by
the masses of Russia's command and
have fallen back to their own trenches.
The timid Inhabitants of the border
regions are leaving their homes for the
interior. Professional pessimists draw
long faces and a certain amount of dis
quietude is being manifested in civilian
circles in Berlin. Predictions are haz
ardous, but the great news of the next
CHICAGO, Nov. 16. The os
trich has entered the Thanksgiving
market challenging the turkey.
They are grown in the southwest
and mere chicks weighing fifty
pounds, are priced at fifty cents a
pound live weight.
Apparent Truce
Is Established
By Suffragettes
NASHVILLE, Nov. lfi The forty
sixth annual convention of the Na
tional American Woman Suffrage As
sociation in session here since Thurs
day, closed tonight with an apparent
truce established between the oppos
ing elements of the organization.
Among the more important results
of today's session were the election
of officers, the declaration by the as
sociation of a definite policy of op
posing attacks on political party, the
adoption of resolutions setting forth
the organization's stand on legisla
tion for suffrage and other public
questions. Dr. Shaw was unopposed
for president.
Contrary to numerous rumors of
the day and night previous, no men
tion was made of the congressional
union, concerning which there had
been heated discussion among the.
delegates and no motion was pre
sented involving any authorization
to the national body to discipline the
state organizations which might work
contrary to the association's policy.
The anti-administration supporters
worked diligently for their candidates
for national offices, styled the "rep
resentative ticket," but after the ad
ministration nominees were elected
by a majority strength of about se
venty votes, calmness prevailed.
October Brings
Additions To Our
Merchant Marine
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1G One hun
dred and thirty-one ships were add
ed to the American merchant ma
rine in October through the transfers
from the foreign registry and the
construction of new vessels in the
United States according to announce
ment today by the bureau of navi
gation. One hundred of the new ships 92
of wooden and eight of metal con
struction, with a tonnage of 21,724
were built in American yards. Sixty
eight are steamers, .five are sailing
craft and 27 are unrigged.
The Atlantic gulf ports contributed
57 of the ships, the Pacific coast 8,
the Great Lakes 22, and the western
rivers 13.
Thirty-one foreign vessels trans
ferred to American registry aggregate
98,608 gross tons. Most of them were
built in the British isles.
NEW YORK, Nov. 16 Silver 48;
Electrolytic firm, J11.7& to $12.
FORT SMITH, Ark., Nov. 16
Within the next 24 hours. United
States troops in IlarUord Valley j
probably will be guarding the em-
ployes of the Bache-Denman in-
terests working under Franklin
Fache as federal receiver of the
properties. United States Judge
Youmans issued an order giving
the receiver additional authority to
operate certain mines controlled by
the company. The troops, it is be-
lieved, will be able to handle any
situation that may arise in the val-
ley. I
fortnight may come from the armies
facing on Poland's wintry fields.
There are many indications of retire
ment before Warsaw, not of a beaten
army, but of one which, realizing it had
failed in Its object of a surprise cam
paign, promptly changed its strategic
plan and retreated. The common re
port is that General von Hindenburg is
I ready to accept or give battle on the
'new ground he has chosen. Retirement
.from Warsaw resembles in many re-
speets that from the environs of Paris
In September, the Germans in both
' cases afsuming a great risk of running
out of ammunition and supply trains
' and exposing their flank and rear, hop
i ing to smash a supposed demoralized
j army. The Germans say they are as
proud of this retreat as the English are
' of theirs at the Mons.
British Parliament Con
venes to Discuss Matters
of Palpitatingly Present
Import and Party Lines
Are Forgotten
Will Loan Belgium andSer
via, and "Hope to Collect
Interest from Kaiser"
Leaders Make Heartening
LONDON, Nov. 16. At a meeting of
the house of commons, devoted to war
measures, partisan politics were lack
ing. Premier Asquilh requested a vote
for a billion a hundred and twenty-five
millions and another million soldiers,
both of whl. ii the house granted with
out a dissenting vote. The conditions
and morale o the troops, the inevitable
spy system, and the press censorship
were freely discussed. The prime min
ister characterized the crises as the
"greatest emergency in which the
country was ever placed." He said
twelve hundred thousand men were al
ready under arms; the war was costing
nearly five millions daily: that the gov
ernment proposed a loan to Belgium of
fifty millions, and to Servia four mil
lions without interest until the end of
the war.
Timothy Healy, the Irish nationalist
said the money should be given to
those nations. John Hodge, a labor
member endorsed the proposal with the
suggestion, "that later on we can col
lect it from the German emperor."
Reginald McKenna, secretary of
home affairs, informed the house there
were 14,500 alien enemies in concentra
tion camps and 29,000 at large.
Walter Hume Long, the unionist,
congratulated the government on be
half of the opposition on its "steadfast
determination to carry the war to a
successful conclusion." Mr. Long, Mr.
Healy and Ixird Charles Beresford
urged that the country be given fuller
details of the troops' achievements on
the field, premier Asquith placed the
burden of the censorship on France,
and said the allies which were doing
the bulk of the fighting were entitled
to a decisive vote on the matter of
sending correspondents to the battle
front. William Henry Cowan, the lib
eral, proposed that Great Britain fol
low Russia's example, and prohibit the
sale of liquor during the war.
Dealing with the matter of soldiers'
pay, the premier said: "Insufficiency
of pay in the lower ranks and among
commissioned officers has long been a
reproach to this country but now that
they are laying down their lives it has
become scandalous, and indecent." He
said Earl Kitchener, secretary of war
had prepared a scheme for increased
pay. He closed by saying, that sick
ness among the soldiers had not ex
ceeded ten or possibly fifteen per cent,
and he believed no body of men ever
brought together comported themselves
better than the present army.
Referring to the great stimulus to
recruiting for the London Scottish reg
iment which resulted from the prompt
publicity given to the story of its gal
lant charge and to similar publicity re
garding the achievements of other reg
iments which have greatly accelerated
their recruiting, Mr. Asquith said he
would be very glad if any system could
be adopted by which the gallantry of
officers and men of all regiments might
be promptly communicated to the
With rp;ard to a suggestion that
skilled war correspondents be permit
ted at the front, he pointed out that
the government was not a free agent in
the matter.
"We must regulate our proceedings"
he said, "by the proceedings of our
allies, who do the chief share of fight
ing in the long lines at the front in
their own country, and who therefore
rightly have the decisive vote as to
what is to be done in the way of ap
pointing war correspondents."
He declared he had been governed
in this matter strictly by the require
ments of the military exigencies and he
knew the commander-in-chief of the
French forces desired that both coun
tries should get the full advantage that
could be obtained by giving publicity
to military operations.
With reference to the allegations
that there had been much demoraliza
tion among the troops through drink,
and other causes, he said a careful in
quiry had been mnde which showed
that there was far less than the 30 or
40 per cent of suffering from prevent-,
able disease as had been stated in some
LONDON, Nov. 16. Premier As
quith will move in the house of com
mons tomorrow that an address be
presented to King George, asking that
a suitable monument be erected over
the body of the late Field Marshal
Earl Roberts at public cost, with En
Inscription expressing gratitude and
admiration for his illustrious military
career and devoted services to state.
Busy Corner
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Looking East on Washington Street and North on Central Avenue
mm plays
Russians Are Reported to
Be Marching Through
Snow, Wlule Blizzards
Sweep Trenches in Bel
mum and North France
LONDON, Nov. 16. The coming of
winter has psrtly paralyzed i'.ie
movements of the troops both in i'.ie
east and west theater of war. The
Russians on the border east of Prus
sia are reported to be marching
through snow, clad in sheepskin jack
ets, similar to those which the Jap
anese first wore in Manchuria. Bliz
zards have swept the trenches of
Belgium and northern France ant
brought great suffering to th:-
wounded, as well as the men in tin-
A large area of west Flanders
around Dixmude has been flooded by
heavy rains and is no-man's land for
fighting. French and German re
ports were contradictory as regards
the progress of their armies in th-
west yesterday.
Berlin says there have only been
slight activities because of the snow
storm. Paris announced that tlu"
Germans in attempting to cross tho
canal near Dixmude were thrust back,
while the allies captured several
strategic points, repulsed two Ger
man attacks south of Vpres, and "en
tirely destroyed" a German regiment
south of Bixsehoote.
An observer with the British army
who furnishes newspaper reports
from the front, announces that Ger
man attempts to batfer a wedge
through the British lines have de
creased greatly in force during the
past few days and that they bear no
resemblance to the attacks in great
force launched against Vpres, he de
clares. The writer pays high tribute to
the bravery of raw German youths
and men of middle age, who, he
says, do not hesitate to march
against the trained British troops. If
the Hermans have abandoned their j
furious battering ram efforts to
thrust, back the allies' lines and
reach Calais, their failure will con
stitute a distinct victory for the al
lies, it is asserted here, because the
Hies have not tried to accomplish
anything more than to hold their
own on the defensive.
Petrograd reports the Russian cam
paign developing favorably in east
Prussia. From other sources it is
reported the inhabitants of tint
country are beginning to flee before
the menace of a second invasion on
the Polish frontier, and in Galicia
two enormous armies are massing for
the battle which may decide the
fortunes of the war In the east. The
possibility is being discussed that
the Austrians may abandon Cracow
without defense rather than submit
the city to destructive bombardment.
Cold Aids Progress
PETROGRAD, Nov. 16. The Russian
advance In East Prussia, according to
news from the front, has been mater-
(Continued on Page Four)
Visited By Devastating Flames
Defective Flue Believed to
Have Caused Fire Which
Completely Put Out of
Business Several Leading
Establishments of Citv
Fire of unknown origin, but believed
to have been caused from a defective
flue, visited tlie exact business center
of Phoenix yesterday forenoon and he
fore it had been placed under control,
"eight establishments, at least three of
them the leading concerns of their
class in the- southwest, had been com
pletely wiped out, entailing an aggre
gate loss of not far under $2oO,0(iO. The
northeast corner of Washington street
and Central avenue, as a result of the
fire, today presents a scene of ruin.
These concerns were the victims of
the fire:
Harry J. Jones, owner of the group
of buildings, $T..i(M, insurance $ir.,00ii.
Phoenix Drug company, (Busy Drug
Rtorei j:C,nrto, insurance $24.1(00.
The Gass Chop House, $15,000, insur
ance js.r.oo.
Frank Connelly (The Mission), $23,
000. insurance $S,O0O.
V. B. Baptist company, $15,000, insur
ance $9,100.
Harnett Clothing company, stock,
front and fixtures, $27,000, insurance
Paul's Barber Shop, $7,000, insurance
E. Munson, optician, front and fix
tures, $5,000r no insurance.
.1. Georges, shoe shining stand, $1500.
No insurance.
It was about 6:45 o'clock when
flames were seen emerging from the
intricate passages in the rear of the
buildings, probaljy from the portion of
the building occupied by the Harnett
Clothing company. Seemingly the..:e
flames w'cre more in evidence about a
chimney that served several tenants.
An alarm was sounded from Tiox 412,
just across the street and before the
second round was in, the first auto
fire truck was laying hose. Inside of
two minutes from tlu1 time the bell
first tapped there were several streams
of water playing upon the doomed
With the arrival of the firemen and
(lie laying of hose, it was found that the
interior of the Barnctt store room was
a mass of fiames and that the fire was
already eating its way along, the inter
com man ic.'it ing attics, difficult of ac
cess to the firemen, but furnishing an
easy means for the spreading of the de
stroying flames.
In less than half an hour after the
fire was discovered, it could be seen
that the entire structure, partitioned
off into the several lesser establish
ments and with no fire wall to restrain
the spread of the fire, was doomed.
Some of the tenants were enabled to
remove some of their most valuable
papers, but for the most part it was
utterly impossible to enter any portion
of the building with the idea of saving
Because of the fragile nature of the
construction of the building, it was ab
solutely impossible for the firemen to
mount to the roof and carry lines of
hose to points where fighting would
have been at an advantage. The men
at the hixso were obliged to. work from
the street and not until the flames be
gan bursting into the open was it pos
sible to play the streams directly upon
them. The outer walls began falling
and this gav,e the firemen the oppor
tunity to work at closer range.
Four hours after the alarm was sent
in, the fire had'eaten its way through
practically every portion of the build
ing and had been drowned out by the
eight streams of water poured upon the
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"it- t
Although Twelve Institu
tions Have Been Open
But One Day Plans Are
Already on Foot to In
crease Their Usefulness
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. Although
die twelve federal reserve banks only
began business today, tile federal re
serve board has already plans before
it for widening their usefulness and
increasing the supply of cash. Tele
grams arrived at the treasury depart
ment immediately after the formal
telegraphic order to open the banks
bad been sent by Secretary McAdoo,
with congratulations and promises of
No data of the business for the first
day is available, but a report is ex
pected tomorrow. The board is hard
ly willing to make definite conclusions
from the first day, but the week's j
business will materially influence the
future action. If tile federal reserve
centers are able to use more cash,
there is $110,000,0110 in the United
States treasury available, and about
$04,000,000 federal deposits in the na
tional banks may be transferred.
The postoi'fice department has noti
fied postmasters to discontinue de
posits in banks not members of the
federal reserve system immediately.
A Financial "Fourth"
CHICAC.O, Nov. lfi. The celebration
of what Paul Warburg of the federal
reserve board called "a financial
Fourth of July," was observed in the
opening of the federal reserve banks
in the middle-western cities. The
first millions of the huge sums of
money that the banks will hold were
it-oi.sited amid ceremonies of rejoic
Xhe Chicago reserve bank received
$32,000,000 today. "This means a
compu te change in the economic con
ditions of the United States," said
C. II. Bosworth, federal reserve
agent. "It should mean safety, inde
pendence and a gradual expansion of
our commerce. The interest rates
.should soon fall with the release of
these vast sums of actual cash."
Several of the most important banks
announced a reduction in interest rates
to 6 per cent. It was said, however,
that money here had been easier than
for some time.
Emperor William Dictator
Of Austro
GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 16
Persons arriving here from Innsbruck,
the capital of Tyrol, Austria, say the
report that Emperor 'William is now
dictator of the Austro-German army is
generally believed.
The emperor's first demand, they
say, was for the resignation of the
Austrian heir-apparent and eleven
Austrian division generals, w hose work
Goldman Warehouse Fol
lows Those of Lount and
Hill, and Before the Fire
is Under Control Three
More Are Started
Engineer Loecher Grapples
With Him, But is Knock
ed Down Watchman
Smith's Shots in Dark
Prove to Be Futile
The blazing ruin of a six thousand
dollar hay warehouse was not yet
done sending its red glare into the
sky, when an unknown fire-bug
danced about the region of the Ari
zona Eastern yards hist night, and
before ten o'clock had lighted what
is believed to have been his seventh
fire within four days. That there IS
an incendiary and a very fiend at it
is testified by A. E. Loecher, en
gineer of the Phoenix Flour Mills,
who had hold of the man, and re
ceived a straight right to the jaw,
for his pains.
What the fire fiend did last night:
Started Goldman warehouse fire.
Lighted oily waste In box car near
flour mill.
Lighted waste under car in A. E.
Fumed cottage next to stock pens.
Counting the fires that destroyed
the Lount warehouse, a caboose on
the A. E. tracks and the A. E. ware
house occupied by Walter Hill all
three on Friday nignt, plus the four
separate and distinct fires ignited
last night, the "bug" has now per
petrated seven outrages that are
practically fixed upon as his handi
work. The Goldman warehouse is a total
loss, with fifty tons of hay, grain
and equipment valued above $6000.
The fire was noticed about eight
o'clock, but before water could be
gotten on the building, it was too
far gone to be saved. Fire Truck
No. 1, speeding east on Jefferson
street between Eight and Ninth went
.into an open excavation where water
mains had been renewed, and re
mained there until the other trucks
came back from the fire and with
steel hawsers, yanked it out.
Like the Lount building, the Gold
man warehouse was permitted to
continue burning after the danger of
the flames spreading had been re
duced. The contents of both were
hay, and are much better removed as
ashes than as soaked half burned
bales. The Lount fire has been in
progress for four days, or since late
Friday night. It has been under care
ful guard.
Half an hour after the Goldman
fire had attracted its thousands to
the scene, officers accompanied En
gineer Loecher into the yards of the
Phoenix flour mills, which are locat
ed just a block west of the burning
warehouse. Loecher went around one
way, and there among the box cars
he came upon a stooping individual,
who was in the net of applying a
match to a neatly arranged pile of
oiled waste. From the pile, a drap
ery of waste hung over the open
door of a box car, evidently to carry
the fire inside that it might more
easily start things going.
Loecher gripped the man's coat
and tried to throw him. He was
knocked flat, and before the officers
could come, the incendiary had
Once more during the night, the
(fiend came to grips . with the law,
' and that was when Luke Smith, yard
'watchman at the Arizona Eastern
'shops pumped two shots at him as
he fled from a box car east of the
stock yards, a scene of another of his
icoups. Smith was making his" rounds
and was near the place where the ce
ment walk crosses the tracks in front
of the round house. He saw the
i flames shoot up a hundred yards
least on the siding. Without waiting
to discuss matters, and knowing that
he was In for a strenuous night.
Smith unlimbered his six shooter and
uncorked two shots at the blazing
pile, in the hope either of hitting the
i criminal or of scaring him into the
!open. He neither saw nor heard the
incendiary as he made nis maa rusn
to the blaze. Seeing he would not
be able to quell it, without help,
'Smith hurried to the shop and caught
'up an extinguisher. Scarcely had he
'put out the small blaze before an
I other one broke out two hundred
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- German Army
against the Russian forces in Galicia
Is regarded as unsatisfactory.
Emperor Francis Joseph, according
to these same advices, agreed to the
removal of the division generals, but
is holding out against the retirement
of the heir-apparent.
The passing of the command of the
Austrian army to the Germans has
created a decided impression among
the Austrian officers, some of whom it
Is reported will resign.

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