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--r-- ' t r n'i - - lVii JlUltTV-Sirril YEATt vou t xxxxiv. so. m. hit Biiiiniii STILL JMHED BY London Editors Take Varying Views but All Agree That Some Sort of Understand ing Should Be Reached. COURT OF CLAIMS IS ONE SUGGESTED REMEDY Sympathy in United States, Standard Says, Is Turning Toward Germany as Under Dog in Fight, IHV MOUhllfd Int.ftloo ;nAt. l-AIO ltl 1,iiIoii, I !. :ti (:t:i: . m.) The American nolo to Orent Brllnin con cerning the search of American ves- ALlElUriOIE oiiijeutiiiy Bel8 l.y llrltish wurshlpn. In further j (h( way (l( trHff(. , or thU the neu- , diwiiHsed hy the London niornlna ; tra MtateB are jmcrificed." ntwapRppm today. j q.np Amsterdum Tijd nays: The Standard In an editorial warns'' -t lH shown that when lu Inter-j the country that the Ameiic&n pro- j eHtl, demand such a course, Wash-1 teet In a neriouii one and should notn)(ton actn resolutely reRardlcss of lie treated light hearted ly; that the sentiment In thp I'nlted 8lten in fa: vor of tho allies Is lens pronounced than It wuk three months bko and that It la yielding to a feeling In fn vor of Germany a the under dog In I i,, ween America and EnKlimd con - a f'iht KHlnst great odda. Therefore, j ccmlng the Ghent centenary In hard-j the newspnpet aaya, If any solution .,V nV(ir whpn hin ,,rtpst note pnssihle, the Cnited Htates should hp j droppe(1 yke f,t from the sky. It met half way. lis siip.,rfiuolm to point out the Rrent Aimtlier dilution lroM)H4'rt. j importun(.e f tnjg Ht)., mi the part A HiiKKemioii appears In the Morn-jof An,,lrrn (n hchalf of neutral trade, ing Post that, a remedy for the fxlev- With anticipation e await John nnt-e of undue delay in searching HuHs reply. Will Wshin?ton he sat- xpssela would he to pass tAY,rt art In parliament , ;s'Iuk the neutral trader" v? Cnt to com to a British court of Justice and hy a process In volving a minimum of delay, to claim damages arising from the detention of his vessel or cnro. The Morning Post contends editor ially that American copper exporters by no means have heen ruined, de claring that in Beptcmher and Octo ber, 113, they sold 10,000,009 pounfis of copper to Italy, Holland, Norway and Swodon and' lhttt in" the same months of 1 SI 4. they sold to the same customers 50,000,000 pounds. , "We trust," the editorial continues, "that Ihe Hrltlsh government will ful fill the whole letter of the-law and Rive to President Wilson his full pound of flesn. nut we nope mere is enough of human nature in the ad- j mlralty and the navy to arrange that all copper Imports of neutrals and all their Imports anulagoiis to that of copper Bhall sink to, and remain at j the normal peace level." i Should Sctt'e lroblcm. The Daily Mall Buys U considers the question at Issue as much one of pro-j cedure as of principle, it protests against getting needlessly .excited nhmit the note and Informs Americans that even from the tdandpoint of their own interests It la relatively not a vital mutter, since far greater ques tions are on the anvil. It contends that in the victory of the allies lies the se curity nnd well being of the United plates and the triumphs of American conceptions of aoclety and govern ment, , , ' . , , The Times says that within the last few day London , underwriter who are in close touch with American commerce have heen conferring In an endeavor to find a modus vlvendi un- der which the objects oom "i"' nrltnln und the United States nave at heart with regard to the '"'H"'' j Jll lilt! " ... - cured. v ,, I-wlH E. Einstein of New "i ork, wno he held various diplomatic posts under the United (States government, writes to the Times suggesting as i solution of the difficulty that Orwt Uritaln should create a co urt of cl m where neutrals could seek redress for injury resulting from blockades. ... AmAi'iin note I'mi.u The Day in Congress KIOXATE. . Met at 11 a. m. ' Debate was resumed on Imm.gra 11 The commerce committee continued work on the rivers and harbors bill- Senator Shaffroth assailed the Mcr power site leasing bill before the land, committee. Recessed at 5:48 p. m. to 11 a. m. Thursday. HOUSE, Met at noori. ,h Representative Votmer urged Hi" foreign, affair committee to act la vorably on his resolution to clothe the president with discretion to embaro shipments of .war materials to Eu- rTh'e agricultural appropriation bill, carrying practically all the depnr t menfs estimate, and totalling 1.6. 000.000, was favorably reported from committee. . a Leader tontitlvely agreed to ad Journ Thursday night over New Year "Adjourned at 6:55 p. m. to 11 a- m. Thursday. WKATHKU FORECAST. WashinFton. Dee. 30. New Mex ico: Fair Thursday and Friday. Hc further proposes Ihut nn Anicrl-t-un lawyer of recognised standing be appointed l.y the Hrltixli lovcrnitieht s Judge of such' court null u legal advisor Id inform tin- foreign office "f Ihe American point d( vt-w. Mr. Einstein suggests that men of the 1 '!" "f Joseph II, t'houte nlui John Bassctl Moiiiv, former counsellor of llii slate department nt Wsshlu)-.ton, Would ln nuIi. i hlr. Il T II XIAVSIWP'ISS HAVE, AMII.UCW U:VltMV r The Hague (via Minion, !. Ml, 4:S a. in.) The Mulch papers, while generally commenting upon the American note, virtually agree as to the inuin points brought out In tho following edltotiul expressions In the Amsterdam Algriiu-in HiMidolahlud: "The note sent to England, hut in tended for Hi p.aw-rs of th trlplo entente, Is a" retiHtrkahle symptom. In America, as well tin in nthcr neutral countries, the illegal measures taken ugalnst Ameiii'itn commerce has made had Mood. "The note In not intended s a hos tile art, hut Ih h warning Hid h re quest, with h detull.'d resume of lh complaints of Amerlcnn shippers. The i ii l.'ti i i. ms of the note nre good. it Is well that Washington drew the Httenllon of th British govern ment to the difficult position of the neutral shipper. tut will the protest help? Wo believe we ore justified In doubting this, as In the -case of the protests! of the Netherlands, KWetlt-n, Denmark nnd Norway, So, thin one will he shelved because England will coiiwiiler above r.tl uiul tiliovo the rU;hlH of iiiiitialx her own Inlercstx which urn that nothing' which the Mierinan need, must he permitted in distinction or persons. The protest of the note iiKainst the manner in which EnKhind wished to control the seas is proof of thin. "The exchanee of memorandums iwfiPJ with the morsel with which i ... Asnii tn ana ir r-nwaru un-ji . . ' ...ll ......ir.il I nunerio nave ; countries wnen iney voiceo umn.v and numoie coii.p...... . . . I OvenOOK Wealthy IVIeXlCan Fflmilv in Drawing Room i M.'KJ " ' tj - , n r; n in ii mi i in ROB PJVSSEtlGERS nr niirn am nnni I IL I IL II Ii I I I ur uvLii ijiiu.uuu WnO tarriea LSIge OUIll Oljcharacter In the note, It is said, nor i A'tli Tlinm i Is it pllnuted ill totioH of irritation, MOney VV I It 1 ineill. jiUt ,hosP who are familiar with its , , . jConlenta afly It Is a matter of fact, 'and frank statement of the difficul ,,, mosnin. oil Lo w,s.i le pSi perlenced hy American shi,)- parsengera in me i wo rem. . . lo. of the westbound Sunset express on the Galveston. Harrishurg and San Antonio railroad were robbed ot J7,8t0 in rnsh and Jewelry, valued at J3.000, early today. The bandits, who boarded the train at Cllne, e caped as the train neared Ppofford. Jose Martinez, a wealthy Mexican from Durango, who with his wife and daughter occupied the drawing room ''" u" o.J . ws in me rt."i '', , K look ail bv the robbers, who missed b' tweetl $14,000 and $16,000 he carried in money besides Jewelry of great value. So elated was Marline when ho had escaped that he distributed from $25 to $IS0 to each of tho vic- tlms. Three, men were engaged In thp holdup, one remaining on tho rear platform, While the other two wont through the uleepcrs. One .woman, whose name was not learned, was struck with a revolver, which inflicted a severe wound. Mrs. j. Carson of Houston, who with her four months' old baby, occupied a lower berth, became Hysterical when the robbers demanded her valuables and the' lender culed out: "Let her go, she's only a baby." Under her pillow she had secreted $1KG. I.ONEHANDIT JIOI.HS VI' HANK IV LOUISIANA Winnshoro. La.. Dec. 30. Single handed nnd unmasked, a white man covered the assistant cashier of ho Winnshoro State bank with a revolver rnd removed tt.r.OO from tht ash drawer here today. The man broke the telephone connection and maie hii e-cape on a horse. INSTANTLY KILLED BY DUST- EXPLOSION iit moknin joimtoii. mau. lmo wmti Knoxville, la.. Dec. 30. Three men were instantly killed and four Injured, two of them probably fatally, late this afternoon, by a dust explosion in a coal mine at FlaKler, a mining town near here. Th explosion, which was caused by a "windy shot," literally blew the men from the mouth of the entry and those who escaped deirth wpre bruised and 'burned almost beyond recogni tion. ThP dead: WILL CLARK. i JACK COOPER. I MILLARD KEARSEY. Ernest Clark and Carl Former are ! believed to be fatally hurt. Clark and 'Cooper leave families. ALBUQUERQUE, miCAIIlIE 10 EM 15 STILL TOPIC OF IT Washington Believes Difficul ties Will Be Adjusted Satis factgrily by,' Diplomatic Agencies. . ' ; GREAT BRITAIN HAS NOT STATED POSITION Cargoes From United States to Be Carefully Selected to See That Contraband Goods Arc Not Shipped.,1 imr hqiihin joiiMt aw-.AL it Aim wii WashlnKlon, Kcc. :I0. WhilP the American notn to Oi'enl ltrllnln con- ireriiina Interruplionn of the eom- merce of thin country continued today nhsorli official WashliiKton, theru 'wan msnlfet a tone of confidence that the numeroiiB differenceii which "ad arisen In the Inst rive moiithH, ' eventually would lie nmicitlily adJUHt- ed. Already the discussion had turned j to measures w hich the I'nlted Hiates could properly take In co-operation iwilh Orpat llritain to reduce to a i minimum the neceFsily for extended inearch on the hlKh seas. It heenme known that ftKenta of the treasury ! department acting In co-operation with Ihe slate department In onp caau (already had Inspected a cargo ofcot- j ton, which Inspection had aufficed jthe ririllsh emhassy und facilitated the prosress of the shipment to its destination. Mpjf (Vrtlfy rrgoc. 'oeor, The belief was held in official quar rs that a mutual underslandlm ter.i that a mutual underslandlng might he reached whereliy legitimate ourgoes could he certified before 'their departure from this country, and thereby made Immune from de tention. High officials of the Washington government were somewhat surpris ed that tho American note has been regarded as 'briiHque" tn some Im do diiiuur. Thtiy Buitl dm Ujii.sh cahlnet which has It under considera tion after a single reading uf the (document must he convinced that the Uniled Hiates had spoken In the most friendly spirit, though none the lesa earnestly and emphatically , on points jon which it considers Itself Ihorough- ly Justified tona uiidcr the laws of na- -.Nouiiiw 'ercmptory in Xole. i iifni is miioiuK oi a peremptory the failure of the Itrith h ;,, t" " WW government to meet the various pro. testa which have been made. In nil, It becume known (otl.iy thirty American ships nnd carnes, their value totalling; millions, h ve been detained. The American rote poinU uiit specifically, however, nat reimbursements for previous damages alone cannot cure the situation as "'" " " ' over-!r,""ruinpd m ""Porters III. n.tl.,ltt, ..r lt,A Itxltluh ri,...t U..l. business has become stagnant forfeac of the numerous technicalities and liJ(S Involved tn shipments. With respect to cotton shipments, the case of one or two Illegitimate cargoes, it is recognized, has canned the British government to suspect all shipments. The United States govern ment has no evidence that there lias been contraband concealed In cotton cargoes, but England bus made two specific complaints of It. Although not vouching for or confirming the charges, the Amerlcnn government has thouijht it advisable nevertheless, to Issue a warning that one fraudu lent shipment must produce embar rassment to curgoes generally. Hryaii's tJenpra! Statement. Secretary Bryan, discussing the note with callers today, declined to give any details. H descrihed it as n general statement summarizing the American position In several specific cases. Those neutral diplomat who called to ask about the note wore not given a copy of it, but were Informed that the first newspaper report of it was accurate. They were told that the State department probably would not deliver the text of the communica tion to foreign governments generally, as It still regarded the note as confi dential, the American government Itself having not authorised its publi cation In part or In while. The general points- on which the note complains and which have been the basis of several specific protest hitherto, are substantially as fol lows: " Complaints Stated. 1. American cargoes have been searched on the high seas a belliger ent right that Is not denied huf the ships also have been diverted to tfot u for further examination, a clnliim stance held not Justified under inter national law unless full proof offhos- tlle destination Is presented at! the time, 8erius loss, especially tf per ishable goods, has resulted fronJ such delay in a ship' voyage. 1 2, Great Britain has regan'7 d ab solute and conditional contrti! ' ,ud as In the same class. The undws anding in international law- ha bf n that absolute contrubund Includes thns- mi IfJTEREST NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, pECEMBER 31, 1914, led f'irTii nrttcleN tttiu n hk . iiiieiiij. il tor Use hy n hi llixi rciil for. . nt.d iliK'fM 'leHliiii.l o il. t.'i'iiilHi.Ki.il i iiiitialiaiul, III. lllllillK food'ilUl',, Clllll,li4CH til.' ariiiiis which ui'e Mccrptlhli' for use hy nn aimy or r ; . v l.ut It iinixt he provid that iiistenl -t Umiii; kit I . nli! f..r the ci il m, pill. ill. .11 of, a ciMintry lliew pi'mliii is n r- .ictiucii fur ue hy Its lu-iny ami on. I!, aiirtllii'i Vcuifiil t ooiiiicrt c. S. Iricspt iilve of Ihc foiil roycl sy over what consllt uli m alisoluie or conditional couualntml In the com merce lii'inecii a ncnlral and a hcl lixercnt country, the tmte st is forth that In respect to rounm-i re liclttccn IWo liciitr.il t'omitrlfs there ouiiht to tie no question of contrahind at nil for the relations m-e those of peace ami Hot of Wat'. Hime the civil wsr the I'liltcd Slates has upheld Ihc doc trine of cohllmutu: voyage" which permitted the m Uitre of Ii c.irKo even In It Journey tii'tw.eti neiuial ports provided eventually It wa destined for a htillgerelit. The Amerledil note, however, takes the position that proof of Much hostile destination must he shown at the time of seizure. 4. The American Knvernmcnt con tends that a colilnmnent sent to no specific consltjnee, known an a "to order" tthlpmenl, is ii:it of Itself sus picion. It claims I hM .this may henn Important cin uniMt-uc In proving u case, hut Is of no li'hr " nt value un less other facts ait . i'lueed also at Ihe time of deteiiti r selKUie. Ititliisii (WiiiM'.r tKti.ns I jiii. 1 lcc it t p. m. i The nrltish ciihlnel held a M'eclal scshIoii thls afternoon to rounder the Ariier - lean govern men I' note concerning the delay to American shipping caused by the sparchlng -if vessels hy the J 1 ampaign in uie eust, mere has heen Urltlsh fleet. The note reached thj,' important development on either f.,r.,;,r.i ..rfi... i ..ti, nli.v Th siih-i'tont. Jcct of Amciican hhliuilng continues! to monopolize Interest here. It !h not expected a reply ti the note will be ready for several days, It is pointed out that a document which It look weeks to draft hardly could be digested l the cabinet at one meeting. Kven sir Kdward (irey, the British foreign s.cltary, who re turned to town lod .y and found the note on hla desk, acarcely had time to read, much less to consider It before the meeting of his colleague. Information must be sought at the' admiralty, which department is ro sponsible for the cxaminav. n of ship's curgoes. The permanent offi cials of the foreign office nnd the (t onlliiiiftl nn fun- Tu.) Fifteen Persons 'Killed and Thirty-two .Art? Wounded; Many Buildings Are Wreck ed by Explosions, . SV MONNINO JOURNAL arlCIAI. LIAKIH WlftC) London, lJco. 31 (3:i!t n. in.) Four Gorman aeroplanes flew several times over the city of Dunkirk Wednesday, dropping bombs as they went, accord ing to thf DunWrk correspondent of the Dully Mall. Soldiers In the streets fired on thp machlnt-B and one Tauhe seemed to he hit but all got away safely. The f ffliiiil returns of the casualties Khow that fifteen persons were killed and thirly-two wounded. The bomhs were filled with shrapnel. . For half an hour the whole city crackled with rifle shots and bombs which threw up dense clouds of black smoke. No sooner did one aeroplane seem to depart than another arrived. Buildings In all parts of the city were wrecked. The first bomb fell on the fortifi cations, two more near the railway station and many others In different pnrlg of the town and in the suburli of Itosendaell and the districts of Con dekerque and Furness. One child hod an arm blown off and an old womin was killed outright. The fifth aeroplane remained n sentry outside tho town ready to at tack any of the allies' aeroplanes that might seek to repel the air fissnultn. War Bulletins. j, J Paris. Jhv. 3" 10M . 3d.) A de cree was published totluy' abrogating tint ordr Issued by tho government on September 2, transferring tlu Bank of France lo Uoriloimx. liOiulon. JKe. 30 (8;20 p. m.) The government rale of Insurance of nr ko against war risks will btt redui-ed, It was announced today. Tlx' uvw ralu takes effect IH oembi t 31. : - Toklo, Dec. 31 (11:20 a. m.-7-Tlio foreign office the tviwrtri In'vlr cnla nnn that .la panose troop li ve la ndiil at i'lMllvoMiok or ut any oili er phut, on tlielr way lu I-toropei nre ihsolntcly untrue, f Rotterdam. le 30 (via London, JV. 31, 12:10 a. m.) Commencing Jkiuii v 1, Km (German administration 1" Belgium Intonils to los the Ilcl (fla. border ngiiM, allcomers.. No i'tWirls will ho IhHiicd or recocnlwil, Mwt Ihe special military pass. BOMBS RAifJED Oil DUL'KIRK BY GERMANAIRMEIi CLUBBED ES fiHD FISTS USED III BATTLES III in With Defeat of Austrlans and Repulse of Germans on Bura, Petrogtad Believes Turning Point Is Reached, CANADIAN REGIMENT WAITS TURN IN TRENCHES Allies Are Moving Forward Slowly in Belgium and i ranee, Gaming Few Yards at a Time, fV MnNIN JOUSNAL apfriAt. ilAftin WtSf I I.omlon, Dec. SU p. m.)- rill" e UnsHian defeat of tho Aus- ;1"""" 1,1 "uncin wnicn, wnile not Ir reparable, Is likely to have a mark ed effect on the whole Autro-Cerman The nllleR, although making no dramatic attacks on the t.eriiian lines, are steadily hammering iiway with their artillery and when oppor tunity offers, push their line a few yards forward. A French eye-witness, In a description of the buttles from December 1 to 24, gives a good Idea of the kind of lighting in progress and records pains which, while each Is marked in ynrds, amount in the aggregate to a considerable advance at mtiny points. light Willi tlnlw a ml lints. A few hundred yards In Flanders were taken by primitive methods. Having the breeches of their rifle choked with mud, the ullle used them a k clubs and In many case fought the Hermans with their fists, In one little French village within sound of the gung. Princess Patricia's light Infantry, the first of the Cana dian contingent to go to the front, Is billeted, waiting lis turn to go Into the trenches. The men Were necord ed a splendid reception by their WESTERN IE Official Reports From Press Bureaus of Iklligercnt European Nations RUSSIA. Petrograd, Dec. 30. The following official statement was Issued from general Jicitdqunrters today: "Along the whole front of the armies operating on the left bank of tho Vistula there has been a lull et cept tn the region of Hollmow, Inow lodst and south of Mulrigosstc, whero fierce iditlng persists. i.tkiritf tho offensive from Boll mow the Hermans under a very In tense fire from, our guns, made nn asKault on Bourgade, BorJImow and our trenches near Goumjne (Oomhln) hut our troops, hy an impetuous counter-attack, slaughtered with their bayonets all of the enemy with the excepiii.fi of a few who were made prisoners. j, - - ' "In this engagement we captured lierm.in machine guns and Infllnli-1 enormous losses on. Ihe enemy, who brought Into action successively 'in this region Tegmenta from diverse army corps. "Near Inowlodz our troops took poss.'S.-ilon of (termini trenches south of Possade, which they entered after determined fighting. , "South Of Malugosze, nn nttack which the enemy -delivered after , a lengthy cannonading was repulsed by our artillery. Near the village of Tlokhlnetx the enemy captured on? entrenched position, tint was dis lodged nd overthrown by our counter-attack. '.- "In west Onllcla our troops are tid vanclng victoriously. ' East of Znk liczyn we stormed several fortified works of the enemy, making prison ers of forty-four officers and 1,500 soldiers and capturing eight machine Runs. "Southwest of Dultla, our troops did. lodged tho AuHtriuns from positions which they had strongly organized. They fled in a panic. "Wo have- realized also an Impor tant success south of Lhtko, near dor janko, "We have repulsed cnuntcr-a Hacks j by tho enemy in tho Carpathians at - " ...... ... n Bin iii-b oi tltr Prr.etnysl currlson," AUSTRIA. Vienna, Dec-. 30 (via, London, Hue, 31, 3:02 a. ni.) An offiilal state ment Issued by the war department today give the following summary of the war situation: "In the Carpathians our troops de livered nn attack north of ITzsolt iuw and occupied several heights.- Our counter-attack to the north of Lup kow pass (flallcia) have brought to a standstill the Russian advance. "Further west the enemy attuckd some of the pusses with small forc:s. North of GorlkV(Uallcla) northeast of 'Zaklicxyn and on tho lower course of tho Nidu. the Pusslan nttack faljed. j Jit ine region to tho east and south.-nt Inowlodi! Irt the region to the south, east of Tomasaow (Poland) We and j West of, "is jiluce. our allies have made progress. ! . ' "il'epoVte front' outside sources give "If the )i.tlhn war theater a)!.. Is (the Imitresslon tlrat Lov.Ice and Skier quiet on southern front. Night attacks i pulwlcn flfir not'in our possession. We by the llontenegrln on Hat, near A ipt'ired" lWs.t- placos more than six lovss ann Ilaalva. near Trebinjo (Her. day's 'Sklomflwlc la alt tinted far regovlriH) have been repulsed " " ' "'4 hpt,in('-ivt "from!" - .- '. " '.;-... '.. '. ; , ' comrades In arms ami t'w I'lcnchl i lll.mt i s. Tuinliiir I'olnt In I'jisi, U'llh the dcftllt of the Ausllililisin tlallii.i and Mouth I'olantl, and Ihe re. tlrementH of the tlermans acions the Hruia, rtli.ir.tiitl htilevts the lain lo pollil has tieeii reatiietl In the hatllo it Ihe Polish rveis. The fillet NhIiIIiik ts tmw toltln! place oil Ihe I'lltiia where Ihc liermaim lue mill ni, the olTcuslve ami have liroiit;ht up hiK HUlis. The losses In thc:e ha 1 1 les have reuchcil enormous IHsures In dead, woumled ami irlsonis, and must have largely Increased lV iliKcase, for ihe men foiiKht under dieiulful climatic conditions anil In mud for which Poland l noiorloiis, in nn i'i:i m in:.r til VI N OI T KI ATI MKXT lielllil, Dec. an ("ayvllle, I Annum i hy the wlr.ics vU Itemtl alvcii tout today bv the official press bureau were the follow inn: "According to Paris correspondent to the Ncue Zuricher Boil nun, the union of French v.omcn complains of lack of money and materials In the hospitals for the carp f the wound ed. The union announces, through ?i circular that some of the hospitals will lie closed. There have been 430 hospitals with 30,11110 beds under the charge of the union. "Herllti papers publish a letter written by the French commander at fort Richelieu declining to hand over In Oerman war prisoners there Span ish nt-wspnper sent from Madrid, on the ground that war news they con tain Is erroneous and that their atti tude Is hostile to France. The Span ish papers are considered here strictly neulral, "Tho measures administered by the ( French and English governments' against the import of provisions Into Hwitaerhtnd have, been the subject of consideration by the Swiss govern ment, which nlso Is taking up the mat. (er of the possible establishment of a statu monopoly of the trade in corn," BRITISH STEAMER POUNDING TO PIECES (Y MOHNIMO JOUtVNAL IPCCIAI. IKASKD WIND Armnuth, N. R, Dec. .10. The. steamer Navarra, a St. John, N. B., vessel, bound for France with a full cargo of hay, outs, autonu '..lie anil army nippllcs for the British, struck on Holmes Ledges, Tucket island, In the Bay of Fllntly last night and prob ably will be a total loss. The steamer went on the Ictt'es during a fog and the heavy sea pound, ed her hard on the rocks, which pierced tho hull. The government steamer Aberdeen nnd tug from Yar mouth are alongside, salvaging some of th cargo, Tlie ct'ew was lll on boojd when word came from the ship early tonight. , " i HtVXUE. I Paris. Dec. 30 (1:3ft p. m.) The following official communication was .Issued hy the war office tonight: "There are no important Incidents In report except bombardments In the region of Arras and on the heights of the Mouse and progress in Cham pagne, which seems to havo been quite pronounced. "Tho bad weather persists nloiig the greater part of tho front, "Jit Belgium we have won a little territory in the region of Nieuport, opposite Polders, and to the. north of LombaTtryde. The enemy subjected St. Oeorges to a, violent bombardment. This !s tho position wo are putting in a state of defense. "We have captured a Herman point of support located to the southeast of Honnuhcke on tle road between Be:-e-lacro and PnNchendatlt). "From the Lys lo the Olse there is nothing to report.. "In the valley of tho Alsne and In Chumpagno the enemy has manifested another burst of activity which h-is taken the form particularly of a vl- j lent urtlllery fire, to which our heavy artillery replied effectively. "In the Argoiine' we have made slight progress In the region of Four d Paris, "Between the Argonna and the Mo-S'-'llo there has boon cannonading ulong all the front, hut particularly Severn along tho heights of the Meuse. "fn the Vosgea the enemy delivered an attack against our positions nt La Tete do Faux; this was repulsed. "In upper Alsace we nre consoli dating -our positions. Our heavy ar tillery reduced to silence the Ocrmnn howltsurK which are bombarding up per "Alsace." f'KRMANV, Berlin, Dee. 30 (hy wireless to Lon don, 3 p.. m.l The official commu nication given out today by the Ger man war office, says: "la the western theater of the war We still are fighting for Ihe hamlet of St. Oeorgeji to the south of Nieu port, which we were compelled to evacuate owing to a surprise attack. "Slorm and cold have caused dam age to the pnnltlon of both sides in Flrnders and. In northern France. . "On the rest of t lie front the day passed quietly. "In- East Prussia the P-iissian cav alry wa driven back in the direction of pillkallca. (four miles from the Itusslan frontier and south of the Nio. men river h-' .. ,. " "In .Poland.: On the right bank of the Vlstul.t the, situation remains un-oha-nged. (m .-the western bank of the VlsUija t offensive jo (he east of the tr!tut4.ryXSaur!i continues. For me rt-.tr, (igniing.on and to the east f flaw branch continues, as well as Dally by Carrier or Mull, iOO Month, single Copies', fto SHIP PUUSE BILL WILL III BF BOttEH&IEEir (Majority Members of Senate Commerce Committee Urge Measure Backed by Admin istration Influence, SECRETARY REDFIELD GIVES STARTLING FACTS American Commerce Handi capped by Lack of Vessels, "in Which to -Carry Exports to Neutral Nations, l MOSNIHS JOURNAL irlCIAL tll WISH Washington, lec. 30. Inltlallni the aggressive fight lo be waged In congress for passage of tho govert ment ship purchase bill, majoity members of the senate committee -today filed a report recommending th measure lit vigorous terms. The report filed by Penator F1 Meti er, acting chairman, quoted r-ec-ly from the rpport submitted yest day by Secretaries McAdoo and Itedfiidd on general shipping conditions, show ing enormous Increase in ocean transportation rates and falling off in tmiuaga facilities since the European wur begun. Control of American commerce by Americans was urged and the predic tion made that enactment of the pro posed bill would go far to relievo American Interests. Nit-d More American Ships. "Unquestionably,"' said the report. If we had additional ship under th American. I lag the situation would rapidly improve and much of the dis tress of producers, buslueis mrn and bankers, not only in the south but throughout tho country, would be re lieved. The need is urgent. There la no telling how long the disturbance, abroad will lest and how long, there fore, we shall suffer unless the requi site action is taken promptly." Hecretury Itedfleld, In a letter wrlt tya I tfenatwr FUteher to accompinv the report, declared that for year the United Slates had gone along with Its European shipping in (he hand of Its competitor "like a department store without any delivery system ex cept such as our competitor were willing to supply us." 1'oollf.li TraiiNMii'tatlou policy, "You cannot as a matter of econo mics, imagine Oermnny or England continuing permanently to transport on favorabla terms to us Americans goods on any such scale as to serious ly threaten Herman or English Indus trial markets," the secretary's letter continued. , "Like an ostrich with its head In the sand we have put our money and merchandise at the risk of the Euro pean war. American capital invested In ships under European flags can be and has been destroyed 'by the acts of host llu cruiser. American capital in feoods transported in vessels under foreign tings have been lost, or In jured When .such vessels have been sunk or held up and American kooiIm for which Americans long since paid are today lying In foreign harbor merely because, they are In ships un der tho flag of a belligerent. Mi-reliant .Murine Necessary. "Tho time has been when war risks shut off the movement of American whl.nt eni ,,.ayed the movement of American cotton and it is quite with in the range of probability that such a time may re-occur. Both on the ba sis of economic grounds, and on grounds of self-Insurance against war risks not of our making, an American merchant marine Is necessity. "There are ports (n Europe today that ettKerly seek our cotton and Wo know that our hrethren tn the south anxiously desire to sell their cotton und the price abroad Is such tl our producers would be thankful to re ceive. Between these two stand the excessive rate and the scarcity of ship." , Itsiminutcd by Foreign InlcrcHlM. The committee's report asserted that this government too long has permitted its shipping to be dominat ed by foreign Interests, "We have heen content," it said, "hitherto to subserve the Interents of European stockholders. The situation Is emer- gent, expensive, and It is linpossrhlii with any due regard lo the Interests, of American commerce lo permit it to continue a day longer than Is nec essary," At a conference of the house lend ers It was agreed to withhold debut ' on the ship purchase bill until the senate has ncted Upon It, the house In tho meantime continuing work on ap proprlatlons. , . INJUNCTION BY A t lEriACON ANA ML H JL- IV imr MesNiN joussiji. , krf, ft r, r l Phoenix, Ar! y iiijhNty fl,c Mexicans, "" ' j '' " ' , j. Joined today. In filmfe- ;yinsj the county superior ct.V:f" an Injunction forhlddlns; fC.. L- ; (re mem of th alien labor lawB Ih lo go Into effect Jonuary 1. Tilcy al lege the law violates the constitution of the United States and. rights re garding foreigners under existing t res tie. , STRONG SUPPORT f u P v.