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TURK ARMY CORPS IS DESTROYED PETROGRAD, Jan. IS. ? The 11th corps of the Turkish army has been completely destroyed by the Russians in the battles at Karaurgan. accord ing to an official announcement that was made today by the War Office. The announcement of the destruc tion of the Turkish Eleventh army corps, and the terrible punishment ad ministered to the Tenth army corps Is accepted as tantamount to the com plete breaking down of the offensive ? and defensive force of the Turkish troops in the Caucasias. GERMANS TRY TO BREAK THROUGH RUSSIAN LINES ?*? Petrograd, Jan. 18.?Grand Duke Ni cholas, commander of the Russian army In its operations against Ger-j many and Austria, reports that Gen. von Hindenburg. the German com-; mander, is making a series of violent attacks In an effort to break through the Russian tines to Warsaw. FRENCH ATTACK IN UPPER ALSACE DISTRICT BERNE. Switzerland, Jan. IS.?The ] French began active operations in the. Upper Alsace region in the vicinity of the Swiss t rentier Saturday aftSr noon, and continued the fighting: far, into the night. The German check on the French j advance toward Ensisheim and Col mar. capital of Alsace, resulted in the movement of a largo force from Bel fort into tho Southernmost extremity of Upper Alsace toward the Rhine. Telegrams from Basal say that the cannonading of the attacking French! ana the fires that resulted from their operations were visible from Basel.. The French attack was apparently di rected toward the capture of Hunne gen. on the Rhino and directly opposite CONDITIONS IN VIENNA DESCRISED AS "AWFUL" LONDON, Jan. IS.?A Canadian bus iness man of Toronto who escaped, from Vienna by feigning lameness to secure tho consent of the government: and by securing funds for transporta tion through the American embassy declares the Austrian capital Is in i awful straits. No more wounded are being brought to Vienna, he "says. There is no room for them. All the. vacant lots are occupied by temporary "hospitals"?just wooden sheds, for the most part, barely enough to shel ter the patients from elements. And cholera is prevalent. Boys of. eighteen and nineteen have been seat to the fronL Another army Is being raised, but this time it com-; prises men who are not fit to fight.; The majority of them are 30 years of age, and some have crooked limbs, but they have to go Just the same. Ore day tho papers announced that 2,300 Canadians had been killed or captured.: Eight hundred English people are in ' the city. 80 per cent, of them being ' confined in prisons. Some of these ; jails aro roofless, and the only bed-; ding in thorn is straw. Black bread and water, with potato soup once a ; day. Is the dally bill-of-farc. CANADIAN PATRIOTIC FUND STILL GROWING : OTTAWA. Jan. IS.?The Canadian . Patriotic Fund has been augmented by ] a contribution of ?l'3.000 from the |, Seminaire do SL Sulpicc of Montreal, . $10,095 from the Toronto and York , County Association. $1.40? from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ot- ? tawn and $751 from the township of; . Leeds. ; i i Public Money for Belgium. I TORONTO, Jan. IS.?The Council; , and ratepayers of Wooler. Ontario, ( have voted $1,500 cash out of the town- j ship fuuds for the Belgian Relief Fund., < There was not a dissenting voice. ; < ALASK9 GOLD. NE YA'ORK. Jan. 18.?Alaska gold closed today at 2S.5. THE WEATHER TODAY. I 1 Maximum?35. 1 c Partly cloudy. [LONDON EXPECTS BIG EIGHT LONDON, Jan. 18.?London Is ex pecting to hear Important news from the front today, and It la believed that the section around Soissons Is tho most likely field from which It may be looked for. Tho city is recalling that today lej the 44th anniversary of the proclama tion of William I as Emperor of Ger many. That event occurred as the German troops were nearlng the finish of the successful war against France, and It Is believed that the day will be celebrated by the Germans with a widespread effort to follow it up with still more important achievements than were the successes of last week In the neighborhood of Soissons. Storm Prevails In West PARIS. Jan. 18.?"From the :jea to the River Oiso there aws a violent storm prevailing yesterday. It was particularly severe in Belgium," nc-i today. "The day saw artillery fighting at; sovonil points," continued the report; German Attacks Repulsed. "Near Autrochc to the northeast of [ VIcsuraisne two German attacks were i repulsed with considerable loss to thct enemy. "The French forward movement to ward the Rhino In Upper Alsace ac complished the purpose for which it | was made according to present indica- j tion8. ** "In tho region of Solssons and Rhelnis there has been no change. | "No news of important events has , come from the front today, except that j at various points tho artillery of the contending forces is engaged." Berlin Reports Artillery Duels. ' BERLIN. Jan. IS.?The War Office gave out the follow in gstatement to day: "In the. neighborhood of Nlcuport yesterday there were artillery duels but nothing else. "No attacking movoments have been undertaken by the enemy for the last few days. British mines have been was; ashore at several places on the Bel gian coast. , Allies Lose 150,000 Men. I "In the West tho Allies have lost . 150,000 men In killed, wounded and , captured, since the flrst of December. , AMSTERDAM, Jan. IS.?Official re- , ports from Berlin r.tate that there arei j SOO.OOO prisoners of war interned in I' Germany and Austria. Emperor Decorate? Generals. LONDON, via Amsterdam, Jan IS.? It was learned here today that Emper or William, who witnessed the battle ? north of Soissons, In which the French . wore driven back across the river Ais- ( no with fearful loss, decorated on the 1 field of battle two of his officers who - command?Hl the victorious troops. General Von Lochow and Lieuten ant WishtiTa were given the Iron Cro^s of tho first-class, and a number of non-commissioned officers and men < were given Iron Crosses of lesser. 1 BELGIANS ORDERED TO FIGHT FOR GERMANY? , AMSTERDAM. Jan. IS.?A remark- , iblo telegram from Ovcrpelt in Bel-. ' ?ium states that all young Belgians!. ivailable for the 1914. 1915 and 1916 * levies 'have been ordered by the Ger- ' man Commander to present them- ( selves at the Town Hall for enroll nent in the German army. Commenting on the foregoing, The relegraaf says it received the tele gram from a reliable source, bat as Lhc forced enrollment or Belgians in , :ho German army is absolutely agalnBt ( precedent, it publishes the statement svith all reserve. A Reuter message , ldds that The Telegraaf supposes that . t is the wrong interpretation of junior ' 3 or ma a officials at Ovcrpelt of rui , prder from the higher authorities. t 3ERMANY GETS MORE 1 GALVESTON COTTON < ?f NEW YORK, Jan. 18.?The Morgan t Inor Elmar left Galveston Wednes- c lay with approximately 7,000 bales of 1 :otton. She cleared for New York. ( chore she will rccoal and provision J or Breman, Germany. s Insn mm Independent battled with 'mountainous seas off Southern Alaska near Yaku tat, and when the vessol arrived In port yesterday Bhe bore deep scars as evidence or hor encounter. In the pilot house wore great rents asunder, and all along the vessel's wrought were visible. Several times Capt. Seines, com mander of the vessel, ran to cover behind Mlddleton Island, where the In dependent found but scant refuge from the fury of the storm. The In dependent Anally was forced to put back into Chatham straits, after she had lost her anchor and cable. She aluo ran short of fuel and provisions and the vessol was rovictualized here. bo bought in Juneau Capt. Seines started for Seattle last night. the independent was shorn of profit. She had less than 40,000 lbs. of ball but in hor holds. a o ? ? DIES IN CALIFORNIA LOS GATOS. Calif., Jan. 1L?Wil district attorney at Porto Rico and at one lime assistant United States at-; torney a Nome. Alaska, died at his homo hero last night, or a tropical' disease contracted In Porto Rico- a J year ago. He was <0 years of age and is survived by his wife, whom ho mar ried during tho time ho was in Alas ka. _ Landers was known at Nome by tho nickname "Nice." He is said to have] been a fine lawyer, and extremely popular. RAILROADS TO BUY MUCH NEW MATERIAL NEW YORK, Jan. IS. ? The New York American financial page says that leading railroads, in consideration )f the more reasonable attitude late ly manifested toward them by the Ad ministration and tho Interstate Com merce Commission, arc at once to i place Important orders for rails equip ment, supplies, etc., with a view to hastening a revival of business pros perity. ENGLAND AGAIN ORDERS COTTON GOODS HERE NEW YORK. Jan. IS.?Ordors for 1,000,000 yards of wide and army duck ire said to have been placed by tbo Allies in this country in the past two lays. Most of the business came from England. WASHINGTON MAY DEPORT SOME OF HER INSANE OLYMPIA. Jan. 18. ? The United states immigration service, through 'mmigratlon Commissioner Henry M. SVhito, has requested the Washington Legislature to make a provision for returning patients in the Washington State insane asylums vrho are not jitizens of the United States to. the ands of their nativity. It way shown ire unnaturalized foreigners. A clear najority aro of foreign birth, but those ; vho havo beeu naturalized have 110 ; JUNN'S REVIEW IS DECIDEDLY FAVORABLE j NEW YORK, Jan. 18.?Dunn's ro-< ricw for the first half of January isj iecidedly favorable. It says: "Several developments highly 3lg ilflcant of tho improving tendencies n business have attended tho opening >f the now year. The advance in cot on gives promise of ultimate relief o tho South, and tho sales oi futures rc distributed over a series of months. >y tho natural processes of :he ox hanges. the burden of carrying the ;rcat crop under war conditions. Ov ir liOOO.OOO bales of cotton have been sported in the last four weeks and t is announced that large lines of hi vc> bo Sew York hanks to finance cotton hlpments to Germany. WITH LANE WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.?J. Pier-i Ipont Morgan is slated for a conference' Franklin K. Latio rotative to the pro . aito the Copper River and North weat ?> UNITED STATES SENATE v DEFEATS PROHIBITION *? ? day defeated the sundry civil ? ?> COURT TURNS DOWN * COAL CONSPIRATORS ? -? * WASHINGTON, Jail. IS. ~ ; * cation of Charles E. Houston ?> ?> and J. W. Bullock, convicted of v * conspiracy to dofraud the gov -<? ernment In connection with ?> writ of certiorari to the Circuit ?> Court of Appeals from tlicTa comn district court whore thoy ?! POINDEXTER PREPARING TO BE REPUBLICAN AGAIN i WASHINGTON. Jan. 18.?Tho Unit ed States Senate is about to lose its lono Progressive Senator. Miles Polu doxter of Spokane bas notifiod an Eastern Senator that he Is about to turn his back on the Progressives and become a member of the Republican is expected in a few days, when Mr.; Poindcxtcr will anhoimco his candi dacy for re-eleetlon to the Senate in! 3916, Poindoxter's political moves recently j point to his convenient absence from j Washington when Roosevelt was there while Falconer, Bryan and other Pro-; allcgience. CANADIAN IMMIGRATION IS GROWING LESS ??"if* ? ? during the past year. Although the lishing the figures, it is ltnown that im migration from Europe and Britain is practically cut off, whilo the Influx of \ sottlerf; into the west from the United States continues to dintfnish. VIENNA BEING WALLED IN WITH CONCRETE ROME. Jan. IS.?Refugees Arriving here say that Vienna is being fortlfiod, 6,000 men being, engaged in building; a huge concrcto wall around tho en- i tiro city. FORMER OREGON MEMBER OF CONGRESS IS DEAD; ??? PORTLAND. Ore., Jan. IS.?'W. R. Ellis, formerly a member of Congress for several terms from Oregon, died ? hero today. CANADA LOSES OLD CHURCH y. ::, . , . . . by fin hero. Tho s ? .? . roc - Woodrow WilBon Saturday nominated James A. Smisor, of Tcnno3?o, to bo United States District Attorney for with headquarters at Juneau. The now appointee to a resident of Columbia, Tcnn., and a boyhood chum and school mate of Attorney-General Thomoa WattGrcgory. As a school boy in the '80s tho Attorncy-Gcnoral lived at the heme of Smlser's parents in Tcnnos The. appointment of Smiser was re ferred to the judiciary committee ofj roport upon it within a few days. as United States District Attorney were Acting United States District Attor It is understood that Mr. Burton had it not been that he has been at nory interests. Tho Department, it Is said, v,-as satisfied that Mr. Burton's in any way have interfered with his Another applicant for the appoint- J mont was John A. Coleman, of Soat-j tlo, who had the backing of Senators! John H. Bankhend, of Alabama, and(i John Sharp Williams, of Mississippi, j. Democratic House leader. Oscar W.: i Underwooil, of Alabama, practically j < all of the members of Congress and! i Tho office of District Attorney for tho First Judicial Division has boon < vacant since tho resignation of John i Rustgard. last summer. At that tlino Judge Itobert W. Jennings appointed | John J. Itaegan to servo until tho President made a selection for tho po sition; The appointment of James A. Smis-| < or, of Tennessee, to bo United States j? District Attorney for tho First Judic- ( la! Division, was the fourth doviatlon from the rule of appointing Alaskan: ; Tucker and District Attorney Sexton,' of the Second Division, and District \ Attorney Spcneo* of the Third. Judge District' Attorney Soxton from Oregon. . Since any of the foregoing appoilit-j< Fourth Division, .the former from Fair SLIGHT DECREASE IN 1 ANTHRACITE OUTPUT J put of anthracite coal for 1914 In the : compared with 69,068,628 tonr, fori I 1913, and 69,954,297. the high record j 1 WASHINGTON COMMISSION WANTS $2,000,000-FOR ROADS ? ? .. .! asking the Legislature for $2,000,000 t next two years, one-third of It to bo expended in Eastern Washington and . twofthirds }ln Western Washington. Most of the Western Washington al- j lotrhent is wanted for tho Pacific Highway, extending from British CoT-j uinbia to the Columbia river. COUGAR KILLERS ARE S GETTING THE MONEY .1 f cry cougar killed in tho Province is making winter stakes for many hunt tbreo brothers killed 18 in tho Cow-} c idhan district it. is estimated that ^ fully 1.000 or more will bo killed this S iES ROME, Jan. 18. ? Numerous light earthquake shocks continued' through out the day yesterday. They have served to keep the pcoplo In a state of nervous ekcltmcnt There Is a feel ing everywhere that another severe shake Is likely to occur at any time. 100 Rescued at Avezzano. HOME, Jan. 18.?One hundred por sons ware taken out of tho ruins at Avezzano yesterday alive. The con dition of many of th&B was such that it is feared they may not recover. The recovery of people alive ait Av ezanno encouraged the relief workers to greater offort. It Is hoped that be fore tomorrow morning all parts of tho ruins will have been explored. Special masses wore.hold in many churches throughout Italy for the earthquake dead, and prayers were off ered for the Injured and suffering. Col lections woro taken up in numerous churches 'n Rome, Naples and other places to allcvnto the distress of tho victims. Troops Search Ruins. AVEZZANO. Jan. 18.?Gen. Marini with 2000 troops Is nt work on tho ruins here. They are searching for those who might be still alive. IDAHO OFFICIAL CHARGED OF CRIME BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 18.?Attorney Soncral Joseph H. Peterson and State Auditor Fred L. Houston were indict ed in connection with embezzlement :hargcd on account of an alleged short ige In tho treasury under the admin istration of former State Treasurer 1 D. V. Allen. 1 Both men insist upon their inno :once, and say that they will urge m Immediate trial on the charges. ???-~o < "EDERAL DISTRICT JUDGE IS DEAD IN IOWA TOWN ! V- ? DES MOINES, la., Jan. 18.?United 1 States District Judge Smith McPher ;on, of Red Oak, In., died here yestor lay. Judge McPhcnion was appointed to ' ;he office which lie held at tho timo of 1 lis death by then President William ; \IcKinloy In 1900. WEST'S RICHEST MAN DIES IN CALIFORNIA 1 HOLLISTER, Calif. Jan. 18.- L V. 1 darkness, third vice-president of the ' standard Oil company, the largest in- ; :c.n.t? taxpayer west of Chicago died ' iere yesterday of uirlto is of tUc liver. WASHINGTON,8 CAPITAL TO HAVE MODERN HOTEL OLY.MPIA, Jan. 18.?A local com pany has been organized to erect a , nodpm fireproof hotel In Olyropia. rho legislative session has again em phasized tho need for greater hotel lccommodatlons at the capital city. Every available hotel and lodging touse in tho city Is occupied by pco >lo brought here on. account of the 1 egislativo session, and thoro is no lotcl large enough to furnish a gen eral rcdozvous. COMING ON JEFFERSON. SEATTLE. Jan. 18.?The following iavo taken passage for Juneau on ho Jefferson sailing from hero to light: B. B. Dobbs, E. Erlckson, Dan Ken ledy, Ira Tnylor, J. A. Snow, Hilda dakar, Fannie Kausal and C. E. Hy FIRE DESTOYS WAREHOUSE I SEATTLE. Jan. 18.?Fire partly dc itroycd a 000-foot warehouse being nillt for the Port of Soattlo at the f oot of Sanford street Saturday at a ! :ost of 387.000. The loss is covered ] ? COTTON CONTINUES STRONG NEW YORK. Jan. 18.?Cotton con- i -acta which were purchased In De- 1 :embcr at 7 1-2 cents and resold a : vcek ago-for 8.32 cents are quoted at : i cents. Jt 1b. believed that the price j vill pass 10 cents before the 1914 MEXICO HAS NEW PRESIDENT MEXICO CITY, Jan. 18.?Gen Royue Gonales Garza was named Provisional President of Mexico yesterday by the National Convention over which he hos presided for the several weeks that it has been In session. The convention declared Itself the supreme authority In Mexico until an election can be held and another President chosen. The convention has assumed all legislative, executive and judicial powers. Gen. Garza marked the beginning of his administration by decfa??ng martial law In the capital and other sections of the country. Former Provisional President Gut ierrez, together with Generals Blanco Robles and Jose Vasconcelos left Mex ico City for Pachuca. VILLA OFF FOR CAPITAL. El Paso, Tex., Jan. 13.?Gen- Villa with all of his troops for which he could secure transportation facilities .ire reported to be hurrying to Mexico City from Aguascallentes. TOO MANY RESTRICTIONS FOR PRESIDENT GUTIERREZ Washington, aJn. 18.?The reasons for the departure of former President Gonzales Garza was named Provisional known here, but the belief prevails that he declined to be continued In of fice under restrictions suggested by the Zapatistas. Under the conditions demanded by the Zapatistas two thirds of the convention has power to remove the provisional President and the President is required to consult with the members of his Cabinet on all matters of Importance and Is for bidden from taking any Important ac tion without the consent of a major ity of Its members. They also de manded that the convention Itself should be the supreme authority in the country, with executive and judi cal powers as well as legislative, and that It should be consulted on all mat ters of major Interest. MAY HAVE FEARED ASSASSINATION El Paso, Tex., Jan. 18.?Reports re vived here say that Gutierrez fled From the capital of Mexico to escape issasclnatlon at the hands of Zapatis ta. Villa's Men Taking Charge. EL PASO, Tex., Jnn. IS.?The regu lar army, under command of Gen. Vil la is taking charge of all Important points In North Mexico. Monterey ind other Important points are now n the hands of Vllllstas. PRESIDENT WILSON NOW A GRANDFATHER WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.?A son was born In the White House Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. Francis Bowes Snyre, of Willinmstown, Mass. Mrs. Sayre is the President's youngest daughter. The baby weighed seven and one :ialf pounds. 3REAT BRITAIN BUYING BIG AMERICAN GUNS NEW YORK, Jan. 18.?That Great Britain is purchasing heavy nrmamont Tor her new naval ships In the United States was disclosed to the public Saturday when two 14-inch guns such is those mounted on recently com peted Anierican supcrdreadnaugts ar rived here Saturday for transporta ;lon to tho Harland & Wolff shipyards it Belfast, Ireland, where thoy will be paced upon a British ship that is learing completion there. 3ORT ARTHUR'S DEFENDER IS DEAD IN RUSSIA PETROGRAD. Jan. 18.?Gen Stoos ici, defender of Port Arthur in the ong seige conducted against that jlaco by the Japanese, died here yes .erday. Gen Stoossol was tried by couit nartial and sentenced to death for he surrender at Port Arthur, it was leld In Russia that ho had not reached he point wh< ro surrender was necc: ?ary. The sentence did not meet with popular favor and he wa3 pardoned. Empire ads reach buyers.