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TELE ARIZONA. REPUBLICAN, AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR 10 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 20, 1914 10 PAGES VOL. XXV. NO. 179 DURATION OF THE WAR DEPENDS ON RESULT OF EAST POLAND BA TTLE Public Interest Now Cen-j ters Largely in Engage ment Between Russians and Germans Between Vis" tula and Warthe Rivers. VERY SPARING WITH INFORMATION BRITISH VICTORIOUS IN PERSIAN GULF LONDON, Nov. 19. The official press bureau issued a report from the general commanding the force in operation on the Shet-El-Arno river, in the Persian gulf: 'On November 17 our troops drove 4,500 of the enemy from their en trenched positions, capturing two guns, many prisoners, ammunition and equipment. Our casualties were three officers killed, fifteen wounded l thirty-five men killed and about 300 Russian Advance Guard at Herman Frontier Meets f Superior Force' and Js ; won1pd- Compelled to Retreat Part j of Distance Gained. j Grand CrOSS FOY ! American Woman j By Franz Joseph EYE MUSS 1ELLS OF FIGH1 AROUND YPRES Crafty Methods Employed by German Spies and Snipers to (let Through Allied Lines; Wire Cut ting Frequent. , RUSSIA COVETS THESE FINE BUILDINGS IN CONSTANTINOPLE BOMBARDMENT IS RENEWED DAILY ( f ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH 1 LONDON, Nov. 19. Public interest is now largely centered in the battle between the Russians and Germans be tween the Vistula and Warthe Rivers. Sn Poland, as it Is believed the result of thp fighting there will have a very marked effect on the operations else where and the duration of the war. 'uriositv is, however, far from satisfied, as both the German and Rus sian headquarters are very sparing with their Information. All that is def initely known is that the Russian ad vance guard, consisting largely of cav alry, which has advanced right on to the German frontier after the battle at Warsaw, met the superior force of tlie enemy, and was compelled to fall back more than half the distance covered In the advance. The Germans are sending very strong forces of men and guns into the country between the two rivers where a battle must be fought, hoping in this confine'd area the Russians will not be able to deploy their enormous forces to advantage as they have done in all previous battles. Grand Duke Nicho las, Russian commander-in-chief, how ever, can chose his own ground for the battle, and it is probable he will select it as far from the German lines of communication as he can. In Galicia, before Cracow and in East Prussia, the Russians are pushing their advantage, apparently disregard ing the fact that their center has been compelled to fall back. They are also showing much activity in the Carpathi ans, their object being to prevent the Austrians retiring into Hungary. In fact. It is said they have already cut off 800.000 Austrians, who will now he compelled, if defeated, to retreat west ward. In Flanders and France, the battle which has been going on for 35 days, has again developed Into an artillery duel and infantry attacks which former ly were frequent, have decreased. This doubtless is due to the inability of the infantry of either side to operate suc cessfully over. muddy ground, and also because of the extended area the allies flooded between the coast and Dix mude. WhHe they are moving men eastward to oppose the Russians, Germany is re ported to be bringing more big guns to the western front, having determined to carry out a big gun bombardment of the allies' entrenchments. The Rus sian anfl Turkish squadrons met in a long distance duel off Sebastopol and both claim to have had the better of the encounter. It is reported from Vienna that Belgrade has been cal'd upon to surrender. This city, the cap ital of Servia, has been under bombard ment for weeks and was relieved only when the first Russian advance in Ga licia compelled the Austrians to look after their northern frontier. Revenue Servic Officials Board Swift Vessel ? New York Harbor and Wt-eck Apparatus NEW YORK, Nov. 19. Without giving any reason for the act, off! cials of the United States cutter ser vice boarded the fast steam yacht Winchester anchored of Staten Is land in the upier harbor and destroy ed the yacht's wireless outfit. Detachment men had been placed in charge of the vessel previously by the revenue clutter Seneca. Govern ment officials intimated that they were acting on orders from Washing ton. When it became known recent ly that the Winchester was being fit ted for service, her owner, Peter W. Rouss, said he was making her ready for a southern trip. Previously it had been reported that both the Winchester and Kana wha, another fast yacht, had been sold, but this could not be confirmed, nor were the names of the supposed new owners given in reports, although it was intimated that one of the European belligerents was the pur- Two Battles Develop 'chaser. The Winchester appeared PETROGRAD, Nov. 19. The fol- yesterday and took on several thous- gallons of fuel oil. After Each Successful At tack Heavy Guns Are Trained on Town: Avia tors Brave Heavy Rain and Bitter Cold. f ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH WASHINGTON, Nov. 19. Official nnouncement of the award of th- hoin:; ' prand cross of the Order of Eliza beth by Emperor rranz Josef to Mrs. Frederick Penfield, wife of the Amer ican ambassador at Vienna, was cabled to the Austro-Hungariun em bassy here. Airs. Penfield has- been indefatigable in her work among tne sick and wounded soldiers of the dual monarchy. The message of the embassy said: "The emperor has conferred on Mrs. Penfield the grand cross of the Or der of Elizabeth. Newspapers em phasize the importance of this dis tinction as conferred for the first time on a lady not connected with the imperial family, as showing ap preciation of the extraordinary per sonal merits of Mrs. Penfield which brought about her decoration on ac count of her care of soldiers." o Stock Exchange Reopening Once More Delayed I ASSOCIATED PRKSS DISPATCH NEW YORK, Nov. 19 The unex pected reversal of a definite plan to re open the stock exchange on Saturday, for trading in bonds was the most note worthy incident of the financial dis trict. The reasons given for the annul ment deal mainly with the unprepared ness of certain large bond and invest ment houses to meet the situation which it was feared might provoke a flood of liquidation from foreign and domestic sources. There is also reason to believe the resumption of bond deal ings on such short notice has aroused unexpected opposition from influential banking quarters. It has long been known that most powerful financial in terests disapproved the renewal of lo cal operations even on a restricted bas is until conditions abroad and partic ularly in London assume a normal aspect. o DESTROY WIRELESS OF PRIM YACHT TWENTY SIX HIE ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH Nov. 19. A descriptive account from the battlcfront by an eye-witness attached to general head quarters supplements a narrative published November 17 of British r.nd French forces: "The nature of the tront has not altered since the last letter. The Germans continued to press general ly along our line, and focussed their attention around Ypres, although there has not been any resumption of the previous violent attacks on that idacc. "Further information has been gained regarding German methods cf sniping and spying. Non-commissioned officers are offered iron crosses if they penetrate our lines at night. Those attempting this work discard boots, helmet and other im pedimenta, crawl as close as possible to our defenses and try to attract the attention of the sentry by throwing a stone in an opposite direction. This generally causes the sentry to fire, thus disclosing the positions of our line and trenches." "These spies or snipers often wear khaki uniforms and woolen caps sim ilar to ours, and thus disguised they sometimes get right behind our lines in favorable spots from which they shoot men passing by. Most of thrm speak English well and display great ingenuity in getting out of tight corners, " siiiumei lll i..r pilil.-ii.il in, i ..,, ,,. ,,. ,.,! mif llnAB la fnp lUa i,Hn nf (al.,. i 1 rhone wires, and behind one section I " ' " of our front breaks are very fre jTwcnty-six persons, including former quent.- That the damage is not en-'officials of the t'nited Mine Workers tirely due to bursting shells was nf America, weie indicted by the proved by the capture of German se- j8Wcilll rnited States grand jury in cret agents carrying wire cutters and "... ,, , if vestigating allegations made in con- 1 ' teltf f " rSfl i V AH EVACUATION IS MUSING MUCH MEBIOtl General postoffice at Constantinople (left) and Mosque of St. Sophia. If Turkey is defeated in the present war, these beautiful buildings will in all likelihood pass into the hands of the Russian government The Mosque of St. Sophia is one of the most famous and beautiful places of worship in the world. It was begun in the year 532 by Emperor Justinian and completed within five years. After conquering Constantinople in 1453, Mohammed II converted St. Sophia into a place of Mohammedoa worship. It will in all likelihood become a Christian church again if Russia wins. - Indicted for HE 1IUBLE Close Libau Harbor BERLIN, Nov. 19. A war bulletin says: "The German fleet succeeded par tially in closing the Russian harbor of Libau through the sinking Of ships and also, bombarded important military positions. There is no oth er important news." No News From Paris PARIS, Nov. 19. An official com munication tonight says: "The day has been particularly calm. There is nothing to report." Austrians Report Victory LONDON, (Friday) Nov. 20. A Keutcr dispatch from Vienna gives the following official statement: "The battle in Russian Poland progresses favorably. According to the day's information our. troops have captured 7000 prisoners, eight een machine guns and several field guns." Men Are Accused of Send ing Threatening Letters to Judge Youmans, Who Enjoined Miners From Bescning Prisoners. REPORTED DEAD, TWO BEAT FOREST FIRE nection with troubles in the Hart ford Valley mining district. The men are accused of sending threatening letters to Judge Youmans, who en joyed union mines of taking away prscners and deputy United States marshals and participation in the riots last July. Among those arrested were: Peter R Stewart, former president of the mine workers for District No. 21; Fred W. Holt, former secretary; 1 James Slankard, a constable at Hart jford; James McNamara, former mcmhpr of the citv council of Hart- "On cur lift, the norning p issed ' jord Willi des,;li..ry shellimt. which trad-1 Thev are charged with conspiracy ually sweeled in the afternoon into lagamR"t tne g0vernment to interrupt a fierce bcinbardment action of our.jus(lCe in connection with the trou 1 i.f I 'jnn'nsj south to the Meim- bles at the prairie Creek mines of Ypres road. This was a preludi to!, Rnche-Den-man Coal company. -in anacK t-;ung tne wnoie line. Non-Union Men Arrive PRAIRIE CREEK, Nov. 18. Assur- The account closes with an eulogy for a French doctor who with sec- eral nuns remained at Ypres during the bombardment nursing fifty-two wounded Germans and who was fin ally killed by a shell. The next day the nuns and the wounded were re moved to a place of safety. "Friday the 13th was windy, with much rain. Trying as life in the 1 v.'i' Us is under such conditions, ojr nn tad at Hast the consolation of knnw'jj tha' ihe en my were ;n c. v.rae piipht. for the wind blew Kludily in the-r facs. OXNARD, Nov. 19 Hemmed 1 in on all sides by a forest fire on j i the Ventura county hills, F. H. j Dunham, an oil company official, i and a companion, given up for j ! lost and reported dead, fought j their way through the wall of flames, however, and tonight i joined 200 men already fighting the fire. After a section ten miles square had been burned i over, and three derricks and ( outfits of the Henderson Oil Co. ! ! destroyed, the fire was gotten under control, just in time to 1 I save the oil tanks and buildings 1 of the company. Another fire I swept over Sulphur mountain, five miles from Nordhoff in the 1 ; Ojnl valley, endangering many ! ranches. . - - ... 'Bob' Burdette Dies At The Ripe Age Of Seventy Years ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl PASADENA. Nov. 19 Dr. Robert J. Nil WORD FROM 1U1LS0II Residents of .Vera Cruz, Both Temporary and Ter- " manent, Are Worried Over Prospects of American Troops Withdrawal. VILLA MOVING" TO THE CAPITAL Belief Is Expressed That With His Superior Force He May Easily Overcome Obregon and Reach Mex ico City. t ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH) VERA CRUZ, Nov. 19. Apprehen sion among a large part of ths rei dents of Vera Cruz, both permanent and temporary, becomes more markeJ the date for the evacuation of the city and its occupation draws near. Two hundred refugees today tele graphed the president for aia io leave Vera Cruz. Like many other reiugees, un . ,, . .. ...i. ... tn Tirt V signers are aciuauy iw r their steamer passage, although some, would be wealthy if their invested in terests could be realized upon. i Spanish consul reports eleven tex- tile mills valued at o,uvu,wv have been looted and burned near Pueblo. in commE President Knowing Diffi culty of ('able Communi cation Is Patiently Wait inn for Explanation of the Smvrna Incident. ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH WASHINGTON, Nov. 19. The pre ident conferred with Acting Secretary Lansing, of the state department and Secretary Daniels on the situation pto-. duced by the firing by Turkish land forces on the launch of the American cruiser Tennessee at Smyrna, Asia Minor. The president summoned the two secretaries to learn if any word had been received from Turkey shed ding light cn the reason for firing, but Around Ypres the enemy rushed our trenches at ere point, but they wj.'o driven out tgain and the assault rt-anceg ot tne union lalmr leaders that .mmi. niic u6oiu uur iumi-3, l,iu-ls";the non-union workers of the tiacne ilea vy, were i.iucn jess umn muse in , , ford valley ""'ccess.ve aueinpi 10 uKe carried out. and humorist, died at his home at Sunny Crest at 2 o'clock today. He had been ill for two years and in a state of coma for ten days. Burdette, the noted preacher, author I found nejtner cables nor the wireless had yielded a syllable of information. The European war has practically paralyzed cable communication to Asia Minor and such messages as are re ceived come by roundabout routes about five days late. If there is a con tinued delay it is probable the govern ment will ask the British admiralty for the courtesy of its wireless in the Med iterranean to reach the American ships. Robert Jones Burdette was born a'. Greensboro, Pa., July 30, 1844. the son of Frederick E. and Sophia Eber hardt Burdette. Early in boyhood he removed to Peoria, 111., receiving his education in the schools of that city. During the civil war he served for three years as private in the 47th Illinois Volunteers. After being mustered out he was connected with several newspapers in Peoria, later becoming associate editor of the Burlington Hawkeye, at ! Burlington, Iowa. It was while on this paper that he made his reputa- n kiimnrlct nml hia name ... tt . L1IJ11 Ma A llulllv.i.'i, .. Denman company couia enter nan-) h ,eft lh(. without trouble nave Word From Funston WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 General Funston telegraphed Secretary Garri son that he would arrange to bring the Mexican priests and nuns now at Vera Cruz to the United States aboard a government vessel. He wai he had been previously informed by the priest in charge that they would be brought under church auspices. Villa's march on Mexico City con tinues unobstructed, according to of ficial telegrams from American con sular agents accompanying him. Two thousand Carranza troops changed allegiance to Villa at Leon, dispatcn es said, and garrisons all along the line are incorporating themselves In the Villa columns. That Villa will reach Mexico City without difficulty Is the opinion of American agents, who say his army is well equipped, and moving with scientific precision. From Carranza sources, however, it is said that Villa will have to clash in a few days with the trodps of Obr gen and Gonzales, south of Irapua'o, near Queretaro. From Mexico City the American government received advices of that general uncertainty with which the situation seems to be clouded. It i3 not known there whether Obregon will be able to hold the city against the attacks of Zapata on the south . end the Villa forces on the north. Rafael Zubaran Capmany, Wash ington representative of Carranz. gave out a lengthy telegram tonignt from Carranza, dated at Cordoba, yesterday, reviewing Carranza's id of the controversy. The telegram said in part: "Mr. Zubaran. Washington, D. C. With the purpose that you may be Ypres by :,ssault fails, bombardment I A band of twenty more men came down the valley o'' the unhappy town is renewed with tQ th(j (,amp ct pruirie Creek No. 4 e-.er-increasing fury. mjne wjth ,ittle or no interest be- "Furth. r to the south, on our 'eft Jn id to tneir movements. To center ,the situation remained prac-1 . ht en,.,n euard of soldiers is (Continued on Page Five.) and Belgium Relief Body Has Abundant Food Supply f ASSOCIATED PRFSS DISPATCH NE"W YORK, Nov. 19. The Ameri can commission for the relief of Belgi um formed by Ambassador Walter nines Page in London, has opened of fices and hired dock space here. It is prepared to sriip provisions in any quantitv direct to Belgium. Already 17,000 tons of food sent abroad have been distributed with the aid of the German authorities. Thirty thousand tons are now afloat and 40,000 are in sight. This commission is attending solely to the transportation of food for which it is amply provided with funds for this winter and it is not In conflict with other relief commissions interested in raisin funds and collecting food sup plies. Linden W. Bates, vice chairman of the commission says, "Despite ef forts of the relief commissions of the Rockefeller foundation and all other organizations, Belgium cannot be fed at this pace. American members of the commission abroad declare we must send half a million tons of food this winter." ing lost here and there and then re gained. On our center and right and indeed, along the whole of our line, the hostile artillery appears to have received orders on this day to search the area In the rear of our trenches. This is no doubt part of the policy of wearing down. "Or. the right, on the night of the thirteenth and fourteenth, a German trench was taken by a portion of our batt.nions, the occupants being bay oneted or taken prisoners. Part of another battalion which had also ad vanced In the night encountered some of the enemy who were attempting a similar operation. A hand to hand fight ensued, in which we came off victors; we killed 25 Germans and lost only two men ourselves. Saturday was very cold and there was also some rain. On our lert, proceedings started with the usual heavy shelling and the Germans again resumed the offensive in the after noon south of the Menln-Ypres road. with a similar result to that obtained on the previous day. They penetrat ed our line at one or two points but were soon driven out and the line almost completely restored. "Further to the south the French made an attack near Wytschaete and gained some ground under cover of a very heavy fire from their guns. In the afternoon our left, center was subjected to shelling alone, and in our center Armentieres was subjected to similar treatment. The town stationed at the non-union camp. o MAKING WAR FILMS I Incidents of Great battles to no re served for Future lieneranons (.Continued on Page Five) t ASSOCIATED PKKSS DISPATCH NEW YORK, Nov. ID. Future gene rations will be able to see actual occur rences of the European war in motion pictures and see specimens of arms and copif s of documents in a museum to be erected bv the Modern Historic Rec ords association of "wnicn ronnei r.- ident William H. Tart is honorary pres ident. The association has announced that it already possesses many war, films. More will be added ana pui in chronological order forming a pano ramic view of great actions. The rec ords and pictures will be transferred to parchment and other impensnaoie materials. o BIG LOAN FOR S. A. Business Men Would Send Half Billion to Help Trade . f ASSOCIATED TRESS DISPATCH MEMPHIS, Nov. 19. A movement for a loan of $500,000,000 to bankers and business men of Central and South America, was inaugurated at the first session of the International Trade Conference of the Mississippi Valley and Central West. Delegates declared that such a loan would greatly increase the export business of the middle and central west. west to assume a position on me staff of the Brooklyn Eagle. His career as a lecturer began in the east in 1876. and eleven yea-s later he was licensed as a minister in the Baptist church. He was or dained in 1903, his first and only charge being the Temple Baptist church of Los Angeles, a charge that he held until July, 1909, when on account of Tailing health he was made pastor emeritus. Since that time he has resided in Pasadena, having been elected to the position or city commissioner or that city. In- 1899 he married Clara Bradley Baker, whose activities in social and ' club work are almost as well known are her husband's writings mil lectures. Since 1900 he had been a contributor to the Los Angeles Time. He received the degree or doctor or divinity - irom K.aiamazoo couege m 190S. Among Dr. Burdette's writings were "Hawkeytems," published In 1879; "Lire of William Penn," 18S2; "In nach Garden," 1896; "Sons of Asaph," "Chimes from a Jester's Bells:" "Smiles Yoked With Sighs," 1900. "The Silver Trumpets" (poems) were published in 1911 and his latest work "Old Time and Young Tom" in 1912. : o METALS MARKET f ASSOCIATED PRCSS DISPATCH NEW YORK, Nov. 19. Silver, 4914; Electrolytic, firmer, 12.25. The president and his cabinet are assuming trrnt the shots fired at the clearly and trustworthily informed as American launcn were ineinj t0 actuai conditions, and oe in a posi friendly warning, giving the customary t tion-emphatically to deny all false ru notice that the port was mined and j mors i wjsh to place in your, hands all closed. Even if the shots were fired the jetaii8 0f tne situation beginning with hostile intent, the Washington b giving you the conditions on which (government believed tne unoman 8"'- :, am willing to resign as I nave ex- ernment would render an apoiogj ' presse(j t),eIn jn a message to General promptly for the unauthorized acts of , f cn the 15th. These points subordinate officials. I were: '"lk In m quarter here is the incident or i ,j wlJl surrender the power in my its consequences regarded as serious, ! hands t0 anv perSon whom I "deem for the XTnited States has no quarrel trusUvorthv, "as for example, GenVal with Turkey. The American govern- , pablo Gonzalez. General Villa shall ment is caring for Turkish subjects and deliver actual command of his rorces the interests or France and Great Bri- (q the administration or the territory tain and there has been every "evi- .,, hv funeral Eulalio Gutierrez. deuce of friendliness in the relations j vlJa and myseif shall both leave the between Washington and Constanti- countr and" meet In Havana on No nople. In the absence of definite in- vembeJ. 05. A convention of generals formation, however, the president is ghaU con"vene n Mexico City to select anxious to have the incident cleared up , president for the entire pre-constitu-and is waiting with much interest the , tjona, perjod. Generals Gutierrez and arrival of messages explaining in de- tail just what occurred. (Continued on Page Five) Water Users To Hear Project Cost Plans ! BUYERS' CHANCE IN I j REPUBLICAN WANT ADS I Buy now and buy right. Look j I over THE REPUBLICAN want I ads this morning for bargains in I real estate. A Project cost findings will not be finally determined by the board of review. Due to the fact that the wording of Secretary Line's notice about the cost survey boards, is 00 S'.ure on the point of f'nal appeal, there has been a deal of opposition to the plan and today's meetings between Chief Counsel W. R. King and the water users will settle that point. In the morning. Judge King win meet with the specially convened board or governors and council Af ter dinner, the water users will meet and listen to the jurist's explanation or the time extension and project cost measures both of which are of vital Interest to all irrigators. The morning meeting will start at ten q'clock and the afternoon one at 1:30. Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane proposed a plan of settling the cost to be assessed on '!' Prn' ect. He proposed a project porrt ncl a central board. ' But the misunder standing got about that the board ot review or central board would have the final say about it. This is not true. A minority member of a proj ect board, or a wat- users assoi. tion. dissatisfied with the findings rf either the project board or of the central board, may take the matter up directly with the secretary,. in turn is directly responsible for the work of all the accountants. Judge King will go into the appli cation of the time extension law nth- er more fully than did Keprescu;.i tive Carl Ilayden. J. L. l.yne 01 in prnion Manager Strawberry project is in Phoenix to attend today's meetings. H will carry back with him the ideas brought out here, for application oc the I'tah work.