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SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION AMERICAN MINING CONGRESS, PHOENIX, DEC. 7-8-9-10-1 1
THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR 20 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 29, 1914 20 PAGES yOL.XXV. NO. 188 PUBLIC IS WARNED NOT TO ACCEPT FULLY STORY OF RUSSIAN VICTORIES Official Statement From Pe tri i;i-ad Admits Germans Are Retreating, Rut Arc Offering Desperate Resis tance; Battle Still On. GRAND DUKE SAYS . PROGRESS IS MADE Commander-in-Chief of Rus-j sian Forces Will Permit Himself to Say But Little of Status of Battle of Lodz Now in Progress. fASSOCIATBD PRESS DISPATCH LONDON, Sunday, Nov. 29 Ren ter's Petrograd correspondent semis an official statement which warns tl.e public to observe caution in ac cepting rumors of the crushing Rus sian victory. The statement s i; s the retreating Germans are offering desperate resistance and that the battle is not yet finished. "We have succeeded in makin.; progress at certain points" is all that Grand Duke Nicholas, the Russian commander-in-chief. would permit himself to say of the battle of Lod, in which, according to unofficial out usualy reliable sources, the Russians gained a great victory over the Ger man armies which made the third attempt since the war to advance to Warsaw. This brief statement, coupled with previous " reports is interpreted t3 mean that if the Germans are not al ready defeated, at least the Russians have drawn a cordon around them from which they will find difficulty In escaping. Petrograd correspon dents, quoting the highest military ruthorities, report this cordon is gradually tightening and that the Russian guns are spreading death among the armies caught in their grip. They declare the only hone for the Germans, reported to number 150,000, lies in rescue by two German ermy corps sent to their relief, who are now seeking to break through the Russian lines which they are at tacking at Lenezyoa northwest of Lods. That the Germans, have not abandoned hope is shown by a Ber lin official account, which says the Germans have recommenced their at Iwkn and that fighting continues. General von Hindenburg, who has just been made field marshal by the kaiser, says the Russian offensive has been brought to a standstill. Further south and west of Novo Radomske, the Germans also claim to have repulsed the Russians, whil? for the armies advancing to besiege Cracow, the Russian headquarters announces "a decisive success." In the last few days fighting in this region the Russians are official ly reported to have captured 15,000 prisoners, forty cannon, twenty ma chine guns, and some general staff officers. In the west the allies are still waiting for the long promised tip-v attack by the Germans. Reports continue of large German forces moving westward with boats and bridge building materials". Paris announces the German cruiser Her tha sunk near Libauo. There ir also rumors that the German battle ship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse was torpedoed in the Baltic Sea. Both reports lack confirmation. The British admiralty believes it has solved the mystery of the ruim sowing off the north coast of Ire land. The British ships arrested two trawlers, Norwegian and Danish ves sels, which made their headquarters at Fleetwood on the English coast of the Irish sea. They are charged with laying the mines so disastrous o British and neutral shipping. It long has been suspected that the mines were sowed by vessels flying neutraJ flags, but none believd thy made. ?, British port thel rheadquarters. It is believed in London the next attempt of the Germans to get through to the French coast will be made or. the South Franco-Belgian border, perhaps in the vicinity of Arras. This vicinity, it is consider ed, will serve the purpose of the Germans as well as Borne point far ther north, It being argued that should the allies' line be broken here they will have to abondon their po sitions In Flanders. In addition, with boats or without boats, it is thought that the inundated territory would prove an ohslacle to the German ad- Band of Gypsies Is Reported Los ANGELES. Nov. 28. Thirty deputies commanded by Sheriff Ham mels, all well armed with sawed off shotguns, swept 75 miles overland in five automobiles late today In answer to a panicky call for help from Lan caster, Del Sur and Fairmont. A young army of Industrial Workers of the World was reported to be collecting most of the things in Antelope Valley not nailed down. Authentic advice from the front to 1 1 FRIGATE INDEPENDENCE ' TO BE COAL CARRIER VALLKJO, Nov. 118. The one hundred year old frigate Indepen dence left Mare Island navy yard on her first trip since 1SGS, when it -was brought to the island after ser vice as a training ship at San Fran cisco. Vessels and whistles ashore saluted the old craft as it was tnwed dovn the channel to San Krancisco Hay to be docked and made into a coal carrier by Captain Kinder of Berkeley, who recently bought the Independence at auc tion. Hungry Belgians Threaten Attack On German Stores associated press dispatch! London, Nov. 28. There is im minent danger that the Belgians made desperate by hunger may attack the Germans in some districts in order to get food, according to made to Herbert C. Hoover, a report chairman 'of the American relief commission from Maastricht, Holland. The report cites a refugee's state ment, confirmed by others saying: I "At Berchem, the Germans stored food seized at Antwerp, w hich they stated is being sent to Brussels. Con sequently the people while starving see quantifies of food within reach. Meetings are held nightly where the chances of success in attacking the German garrison and taking the food is seriously discussed." ranee through Belgium to the French coast. The Weekly Dispatch's Boulogne correspondent says: "The Germans have collected 700, 000 men in the neighborhood of Ar ras, where they are preparing for a determined effort to break through the allies' line. Heavy fighting al ready lias begun." Reuters Petrograd correspondent sent the following dispatch from the Russian army in the Caucasus: "The Turks in the recent fighting suffered enormous losses In all their regiments. Their twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth divisions lost half their effectiveness, and the eighty-eighth regiment is al most entirely destroyed. The Turkish commander-in-chief has decided to dis band the Kurds, whose work is unsat isfactory. The commander of one di vision was killed and another deserted." An Amsterdam dispatch to the Ex change Telegraph says: "On Friday morning frsh German marines, who recently ar.-ived at Bruges, marched toward Yser. Some were singing, oth ers were crying, as the Yser has a very bad reputation. High officers ad dressed tli 3 troops and promised to take them to Calais." Env";r Pasha to Egypt BERLIN, Nov. 28. The following in formation was given out by the offi cial bureau: "Enver I'asha, Turkish minister of war and Djemal Pasha, minister of marine, have left for Egypt. Turkish newspapers, commenting upon the situation in the Mediterranean brought about by Turkey's action, say that if Turkey liberates Egypt, politi- (Continued on Page Nine) ASSOCIATED PRESS DISrATCH .WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 The banks of the federal reserve system continued during the past week to pay the first installment of the reserves to the re gional banks. A statement of the con dition of the twelve banks at the close of business yesterday given out by the reserve board today, showed an in crease in gold holding over November 20, of more than $24,000,000 and an in crease in cash of $21,700,000 in the same period. "This" said the statement Issued by 1 Secretary Willis, ' is regarded as show- Steals Hay Looting Valley night state the "army" is composed of 55 gypsies. They are charged with stealing one bale of hay. Late tonight the deputies, headed by the sheriff, located the enemy in,camp between Del Sur and Lancaster and thirty-one armed men reitred to Palm dale for a general stafff meeting. They announced they would arrest the band and bring it to Los Angeles. One store reported as looted, sold the gypsies goods to the value of $100. S I COMPLETE PAYMENT OF FEDERAL RESERVES E Twenty-five Soldiers and! Camp Followers Are K ill-; ed and Thirty-seven In jured When Collision Oc-j curs AVith Chan's Train, j VILLA TO WAIT FOR OTHER GENERALS Will Be Joined by Gutierrez and Zapata, Thereby Pre venting Anv Comment on Which1 Leader Was First to Enter the Capital. ASSOCIATED PRKSS DISPATCH EL PAKu. Nov. 28. Villa's ad Vance toward Mexico City has been marred by a railroad wreck. Twenty-five soldiers and camp followers were killed and thirty-seven injured yesterday when Villa's train collided near Tula, with the train o? General Cho, the latter leader being slightly injured. It is understood in Juarez that Villa will not enter the national ;.pital until he is joined by Gutier icz and Zapata. This, it is pointed out, would prevent any comment on which leader was the first to enter the capital. It is denied by Carran za officials here that General Caba lcro has turned over his territory on the east coast to the convention party. Villa officials followed this with the report that Governor San chez, of Michoacan, had joined the convention government. Conditions at Guadalajara, which has been attacked by the Villa troops, was not divulged, although both sides claimed victories. An unconfirmed report was given out by officials in Juarez tonight saying that the port of MiLzatlan on the west coast, had been turned over to ths convention government by a mutiny of Carranza troops. Villa i. gents claim practically all the ter ritors" In Mexico except that actually dominated by Carranza at Vera Cruz. The Carranza consulate here admit ted the lack of definite information. Carranza in Jalapa VERA CRCZ, Nov. 28. Carranza is in Jalapa tonight and is expected to remain there two or three da.ys to become acquainted with the peo ple in that district, lie was accom panied by Obrcgon and Aguilar and Cieneral Jara was left in command. He and General Blanco, the last of the constitutionalist leaders to evac uate Mexico City, are now- here as prisoners at the disposition of the military authorities. No explanation lis given of the events that led to the arrest of Blanco, who was arrested by his own officers. i I Shots Over the Border I NACO, Nov. 28 A stray bulb t i from Sonora struck two or more j persons on the American side. A trooper of the Ninth cavalry war I shot in the thigh, and a Mexican j woman was shot in the leg. An un usual pumher of shells and rifle bul- lets came to the American side du:--1 ing the renewal of the attack on I (Continued on Pa(te Nine) ing satisfactory progress toward com plete payment of reserves throughout the conntry. "In several districts a number of banks are still in arrears with the pay ment of theii reserve deposits, due to a misunderstanding of the fact that the payments were due immediately upon the establishment of the banks or to distance and difficulty in transmission. Telegrams from the various banks re port substantial surplus reserves at most points and encouraging money market conditions. "Federal reserve notes in circula tion," continued the statement, "in creased $1,585,000, being issued by eight institutions." The Chicago district is in advance of all others in the matter of note Issues. New York and Philadelphia stand next in relative rank. Re-discount facilities have been availed of in several insti tutions, the total amount of bills dis counted being $7,383,000 and the re-discounts increased during the week $1,775,000. The commissioner of internal rev enue ruled today that the regional re serve banks are not subject to the war revenue tax. . o METALS MARKET f ASSOCIATED PRKSS DISPATCH NEW YORK, Nov. 28. Silver, 49 1-8. Electrolytic, 12.75. 1 1 TRAINS TURNED INTO SCHOOL flQff v MWhM To accommodate the wounded ti p Vaterland have lieen converted wise l.e kept from their studies, railway carriages have been converted of the converted schoolrooms with its pupils and their schoolmaster. DRAGOONS HOLD OWN III ATTACK ON AEROPLANES Vivid Story of Exploits of j Squadron of French Dra goons That Had Rccoiih Isolated in Midst of Ger man Lines. ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH PAIilK, Nov. 28. A night official st.VMiicnt say '(tn yesterday's fighting there is nothing of Importance to report." The French war office supplement - ed its official statement with an count of the exploits of a squadron of dragoons during the early part of ftepiemoer. "During the niwht of ' September 9.' the account reads, "a lieutenant of Dragoons who had become isolated with his squadron in the midst of the German lines and had taken refuge at a farm, learned of the presence of a park of German aeroplanes on the road leading from Viviers to a fac tory between Soisson and Coinpeigne. m sent by Emperor William con Aecording to the gossip of peasants, gratulating General Von Hindenburg tin ..n,,,!,.,,, ,,i i:,niMl iiboiit e- on his new successes, thanking him aeroplanes ven o'clock in the evening and had nd "is troops Tor the protection they been joined about ten o'clock by an afforded the eastern frontier and automoi.il,. convoy, consisting of se- j promoting the general to the rank ven to nine machines which kept "f ifLhl marshoJ. The order con company with them during their j'ludes: ! flight I "I am proud n , having reached the "The lieutenant decided upon an ,1'ighest military rank at the head of immediate attack. It was then half ;"'' troops. Your fighting spirit and past two jn the morning. It was j ("'''severance in such marvelous man oronosed that two platoons on foot, ner inflicted the greatest losses on should approach the convov ami fire! three shots. The mounted platoon would hurl itself biles and charge who sought to mounted platoon upon the automo laliecs those with escape. Another was to remain in reserve. "The two platoons on foot ap proached within forty meters of the automobiles when they challenged and opened fire. Scarcely had the fire ceased in conformity with the orders than the mounted platoon charged at a gallop, shouting 'Vive Le France." "I'nfoi tunatelv the Germans were only partially surprised and their rapid fire guns opened fire. Three French officers were killed and a platoon literally annihilated. Not one of the troopers reached the automo- biles. Seeing this the lieutenant in command of the two dismounted platoons also ordered an assault. The German machine gun was silent, tne gunners having been killed. "The dismounted troopers opened fire at a distance of fifteen yards. "The Germans who were crouching along the edge of the road, replied with great courage. "While this was going on a de tachment of engineers threw them selves upon the aeroplanes. With sure blows from pick axes they de stroyed the motors, gasoline reser voirs and running gear of the Ger man machines. Three of the auto- ! mobiles which contained a supply of gasoline caught fire, and threw a glare over the scene. i'T. ..l..,in io anviiromenl fill the French losses were great, the, courngeous commanding officer want- j conscious for a few moments but re ed to engage an automobile in the covered and with the assistance of center of the group, from which the another wounded man, dragged him- orders of the Germans had been is sued. While the reserve platoon was drawing back with comparatively few men remaining in it, the French lieu tenant, followed only by three ca valry men. made his way up to this automobile and found himself face to face with two men, one of whom was an officer. The officer fired on Germans who are arriving at all points into hospitals. In order to accommodate I NORWEGIAN TRAWLER ! CAUGHT LAYING MINES FLEETWOOD, England, Nov. 2X. I Hritish warships have arrested ' the Norwegian trawler, Nestor, : which is accused of having laid mines off the north coast of Ire j land, while flying a neutral flag. I The trawler has been docked and j her crew placed under arrest. The taking of the Nestor caused a t sensation here as she had made I her headquarters in Fleetwood. I Von Hindenburg Promoted to Rank Of Field Marshal1 ASSOCIATED TRSS DISPATCH AMSTERDAM, Nov. 2S. A Berlin ! dispatch says that Gen. Von Hinden- : '"'nr, German commander of campaign against Russia has 'promoted to field marshal. the been An army order issued by Gen, ; Hindenburg, commander of the Von a num- army in Russian Poland ins" "in severe fighting lasting eral days my troops brought standstill the advance of the cri'n!ly superior Russian army" is contained in a dispatch from Thorn, West Prussia. The army order repeats the tele- the enemy. We have taken over ' prisoners, 1 50 guns and on ma chine guns. P.ut the enemy is not yet annihilated. Therefore go for ward with God for our king and for the Fatherland till the last Russian is subdued at our feet." PASTOR SEEKS PROTECTION Says Is Made Unhappy by Lov Sick Maidens and Schem ing Mothers associated press nispAxcuI WORCESTER, Mass., Nov. 2K. Rev J Frederick Nicholson, pastor of the First Spiritual church, appealed to Chief of Police Hill for protection .against "love-sick maidens and scheming mothers." j For weeks, he said, his life has been made unhappy by love letters and telephone calls. He turned over to ine ponce a package oi letters, some, of them daintily colored and richly scented. The police officials subsequently visited one home and 1 advised that attentions to the pas- tor cease. the group of four men with an au tomatic pistol. The three cavalry men fell. The lieutenant received a j bullet through the arm, but not be- ifore he had been able to discharge his revolver against the chest of his I adversary who sank to the ground. j "The other German in the automo bile landed on the French lieutenant j heavily with the butt of his musket ana the blow sent him spinning into the gutter. He lay there senii-un- self to a field of beets. "Our losses were numerous for of the three platoons engaged, only ten men escaped unscathed. They hid in the village and for three days lived within the German lines. Their de liverance came only on the thirteenth of September when the French in fantry reached the town." GERMAN CHILDREN J Lb 1 of the Kaiser's realm, the schools of the school children who would other into classrooms, The photo shows one Third Animal Visit of Traveling- College of Univer sity of Arizona Proves .Most Instructive to Hun dreds of People. Hundreds of people took advantage of the third annual visit of the agricul tural demonstration train of the Uni versity of Aiizona to Phoenix yester day to inspect the exhibits there on display an 1 listen to lectures on sub- jects of practical value to the success ful farmer. From nin? o'clock in the morning, until late m the afternoon there was a steadv stre mi of visitors at the Santa Fe depot intent upon learning all they could from t lie working encyclopedia of practical farming and from the ex perts in charre of the train. The pro gram of talks by the university instruc tors accompanying the train includes lectured on number of topics of great importance, a fact shown by the amount of interest displayed. Starting .it 1:30 o'clock, Trot. G. W. Karnes, farm advisor on live stock, spoke on the subject of successful and profitable hog-raising, and then in an instructive manner discussed "Dairy DEMONSTRATION TRAIN ATTRACTS i! RJimiu uiniTnnn ! m ini u s KS ; ifinin iiuiiuiiu i i ing for Profit", a subject of great in- i terest in this vallev. Using several associated press dispatch cows to illustrate his lecture, he, WASHINGTON, Nov. 28.-The brought out the relation of shape to! President is expected to announce on high milk production, and pointed out j Monday the appointment of a com the means of detecting the poor cows'm'ttee consisting of Seth Low, for i n herd i.ractical talk on noultrv- , mer mayor of New York and presi- raising for profit followed. "Eionomical Irrigation Methods," a lecture on how to make the best use of water, and the means of preparing land for efficient irrigation, was next on the procram and was listened to with great interest. T. A. W. Morill, state en tomologist, followed with a talk on in sect pests ami the most successful way in which tit-" more common enemies of the farmer could be exterminated. The possibilities of the home garden, and the best methods to be employed in preparing the ground for vegetables were treated by Prof. W. H. Lawrence, horticulturist at the state experiment station. A feature of the train this year is the demonstration in economical house keeping and work for women, which is under the fficient direction of Mrs. G. W. Rarnes, of the agricultural exten tion service. Throughout the day Mrs. Parnes was kept busy imparting the results of experiments and study of the problems that vitally concern the successful management of the house hold, and in demonstrating new and better ways of -doing things in the kitchen. While the lectures were go- Canada Patrols Along The i f ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH BUFFALO, Nov. 2S. Extraordinary precautions have been taken by Can ada to guard against possible raids by Germans or German sympathizers across the Niagara River. A perman ent guard of thirty militiamen has been stationed at Fort Erie, directly opposite Buffalo and the whole river front from there to Niagara Falls and Queens town is patrolled day and night by be tween five and six hundred members of the newly organized home guard regiments. Automobiles and motorcycles are AFTER MONTHS THE HEW YORK MARKET OPENS Stock Exchange Resumes for Limited Trading in Ponds and Dealings Are Moderate and in Small Lots. REPAIRING DAMAGE CAUSED BY WAR Chicago Exchange Also Suc cessfully Resumes Opera tions, and Other Domestic Exchanges Are Preparing to Reopen Shortly. ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH! NEW YORK, Nov. 28 The New York Stock Exchange opened it3 doors today for the first time in rfearly four months, permitting lim ited trading in bonds. The conserva tive element successfully resisted all efforts to resume business even In a tentative form until domestic invest ment conditions reflected some justi fication for such action. Dealings at tli times were moderate and offer ings were mainly in lots of from ona to five bonds. The largest single transaction wa9 the sale of 20,000 Milwaukee railroed general mortgage 4 per cent bom's at a loss of 2V4 points- Total Ba,p represented a par value of $644,000. The event of the week, mainly be cause of its sentimental influences, was the re-opening of the exchange. The net result shows a preponder ance of declines, due mainly to the needs of home investors whose In terests and incomes were seriously affected by the foreign cataclysm. Elsewhere in the general financial fituation there was further substan tial progress in repairing Hie dam age caused by the war. The Chicago stock exchange suc cessfully resumed operations, and other domestic exchanges, including the local coffee exchange, prepared to reopen. The extension of the operation of the federal reserve system proceeded cautiously with constant necessity for study, to test untried questions. The rapid retirement of clearing house certificates and emergency currency removed the elements of threatened redundancy. The weekly bank statement shows a moderate increase of loans and a cash loss much below the estimates, but the excess reserves, although de creased $ 5,500,000. aggregated th unusual sum of $132,!424,0O0. Much of the news from abroad was in keeping with the more cheerful senti ment prevailing here. TO SETTLE STRIKE President Will Appoint Committee to I Recommend Terms dent of the National Civic Federa tion, and Patrick Gilday, a Pennsyl vania mine union official, to attempt to make a settlement of the Colorado coal strike troubles. The president began a statement reviewing the history of the strike. He received a request from Governor Ammons for the withdrawal of fed eral troops from certain districts. This was protested against by labor leaders who say it will mean the re newal of fighting and rioting. The president hopes a settlement recom mended by such men as Low and Gil day will be accepted both by the miners and the operators. ing on, she gave a cooking lesson in the preparation of eggs that was most instructive. The train this year contains more extensive exhibits than have ever be fore been sent out by the university in this work. In addition to the five cars filled with displays of the products, grown in all parts of the state, there is a flat car leaded with modern farm machinery which is shown in operation. The train goes to Buckeye tomorrow. The Border Niagara River used by the men on patrol duty. These measures, it is said, have been taken in response to demands from civic or ganizations along the Canadian side of the Niagara River who insisted in com munications to the department of the militia that a movement similar to the Fenian raid was not a remote possi bility. Major General Sam Hughes, minister of the militia am defense recently paid a flying visit to this territory. Soon afterward the guard on the Welland canal was doubled and the river patrol established.