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ii vrl! ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1915- Dully tiy Carrier or Mnll, 60c a Month. fciltlKl0 Copied, So fin. - EIGHT SEPARATE GILLS TO FM80DY REFORMS III TAX SYSTEM; 1 CHANGE MADE III INSTITUTIONS OE STATE CENTRAL BOARD OF REGENTS FOR ALL NEW MEXICO COLLEGES FINDS SMALL NUMBER OF SUPPORTERS School for Defectives and Industrial Institution for Delin quent Boys May Be Among Innovations of Present Leg islative Session; Legislators Throng Library for Guidance in Framing New Bills; Taxation Measures Hold Chief In terest in Deliberations of Solons; Sweeping Changes Pro posed in Methods of Collecting Revenue for State; Inher itance Tax Following New York Statute on Subject to Be Introduced. conditions, taken from the Kcn- gMCIL OHMTCM lO MOBNIN JOURNAL," 1 1 1 , , ),. ( .,(. MeXicO 'Santa Ff, .la n. 12. There will he i but the main features are mi material change in the manage-i the reeiimmenilatiiniH of mint ef the state Institutions. The j tueky anil Virginia tax commissions j plan to centralize the government of land the Califni Ilia, Ohio and Win-1 Ihe educational Instil utions in one ! cousin .statutes. Several of the pro-; board of regents of three members, I visions are those recommended h.v each nieinher to receive a salary, is! the national tax commission. foreordained to defeat. It finds hut! These eight measures are: (1) aj little favor among the leginlators, and j hill to c reate a state tax commission; j rtlll less among the heads of the! (2) an inheritance tax bill; Ci) u various Institutions. Local pride, as I hill to assure the assessment of In-I well as jealousies among the Institu-1 tangible property; ft) a hill to tax j tlnns themselves, w ill prevent any . the output and surface improvements, rt.p towards consolidation, and the 'of mines: (5) a hill requiring that republican leaders have virtually the actual consideration he stated in agreed that the present status quo. all deeds and other eidences trans-) Hhall he maintained another tvvoiferring property: (ti) a hill to regu years. j late the making of jissessmenL- Instead of the numher of intuitu- (7) a hill to govern the collection of I tkuw being reduced, it is likely to j taxes; ( x ) a lull to regulate the tax lie lm teased. There Is a decided de- j alien of puhlie utility corporations, mural for a state school for defer-! The proposed tax commission is to live and for an Industrial school for j consist of three members, the salary delinquent girls. A stale orphan ! proposed for each being anywhere between $3,500 and lti,00 a year, to 'he appointed before the adjournment I of the legislative session by the gov .Atrai'iv - by utid with the conw-'nt of the seti.Uo. The members are to draw lots as to "host; term is to ex ipire on February 1, 1917, 11HS and to provide for a quadrennial, in place of an annual assessment. However., revaluation ami the listing 'of new property are authorised during " the Interim, Assessors are to be com pelled to inspect personally all prop erly assessed and to search diligently for all evidences of real valuation, and especially as It appears in con tlc in rut tic it pr.u ceilings iu reports of appraisers ami on enmity deed and mortgage records, and at the same time to post themselves on rental values and other incomes from prop ertv. Each countv Is to ureoare a i coin obl a t:tv tii-iIi uhoul.ttr f.citrv piece of real estate in private owner ship. The tax commission Is to pre scribe the specifications for these minis, and In eases where counties fail to prepare such maps to have them made at the expense of the county. The assessor shall be liable upon his bond for luxes which should have been collected upon properly shown on the tax map but which he failed to list on the assessment roll. The bill Id ngulate the collection of taxes is to follow In many respects the present statute, hut will be more stringent as to delinquent taxes. The proposed bill for the taxation of pub lic utilities Is t,i provide for elabor ate reports; in ilelall to the tax com mission. It has not yet been deter mined whether taxation shall be pro posed on the amount of gross busi ness or on physical valuation. The' bill for taxation on the output of mines is In the nature of an in come tax statute in fact it may prove an entering wedge for a u ore general income tax law. Proceeds from the taxation of mines, as well as from intangible property are to go exclusively to the stale and are to prepare the way for the day when the state will be ready to derive on income solely from the taxation of corporate property or from sources ; separate and distinct from those furnishing local revenue. ; SUFFRAGE BILL BEATEN BY VOTE OF 204 AGAINST TO 17 FOB IT Great Confusion in Galleries Prevails During Debate; Ohio Congressman Hissed by the Woman, CHICAGO I T CARGOES HELD UP BY ENGLAND LI F OR PRIZE COURT SPEAKER THREATENS TO EJECT VISITORS Opponents Declare Movement Is on Wane, but Those Fa vorable Are Not Discouraged by Result. HIT MOMNINa JOUHNAt BPlClAL ItAMD WiAl Washington, Jan. Ii, The house of representative tonight by a vote of 204 to 174 refused to submit to the states an amendment to the federal constitution to enfranchise women. Voting for the resolution were 86 demorrats, ' republicans, 12 progres sives, three progressive-republicans anil one Independent -a total of 174. Voting against It were 171 demo crats an l 3:1 republicans total 204. KILL DEPUTY SHERIFF,1 of this congress on the woman suf- frage Issue, came et the close of ai iir moanino jouanai ciau uio I day of lo tig - p r e pa red - fo r oratory dur- j Teilton, okla., Jan. 12. Three mm j ing which many of the speakers were j late today robbed the Hank of .Tori- ) listened to with frequent evidence of! ton, killed a deputy sheritr, vvoumi'u 1 approval or disapproval by packed Vessels Seized Sailed Before Biitish Declaration Regard ing Contraband Had Been Announced. OWNERS DECLINE TO ACCEPT CAPTORS' TERMS Demand Payment by Govern ment for Invoiced Value of Goods When Shipment Was Made. BANDITS LOOT BANK; two other men, and escuped wail J3.000. The cashier, alone In the bank, was preparing lo close for the day whin ihe men entered. They forced him to wrap the $3.00(1 In his coat with which they backed out of the door. As they left the building they en cnunt'ied Kobert Moore, a deputy sheriff, who attempted Iheir capture. Ho was shot and killed, Later two members of a posse, following close on their trail, were slightly wounded by the lire of Ihe bandits. galleries. The question was before the house on the Mondell resolution j to submit a constitutional amendment j question of the providing that the suffrage should not cause of sex." A two-thirds affirmative vole be abridged "he- j was I whool i also proposed, but as this field is well filled by private insti tutions, the movement will make lu lls, headway, . rapM-UHy since .it. .- 1; riMriitbered that, the legislature less than a decade ago created a state or phan asylum, put up a costly build ing and then stave away the building ; isi'l, respectively, ; to the town of Helen for a public 1 be appointed each school. There is to be the tqiaiiish-Amel ican normal school at El Itito by consolidating It with the .Norma! university at Iis Vegas, and to change the scope and character of Ihe reform school for boys at Spring er to that of an industrial school. New county .schemes will be given tha cold shoulder by the legislature, to devote anil th rv far no one has ventured to work ami iinniiiinee openly any proposition county division. new member to years. 1 serve for six years, and no member in effort to abolish jlo draw his salary before he has; been confirmed by tne stale senate. . The commission is to make its 1 headquarters in the state Capitol and ( is to be authorized to appoint a iec- retary and oilier employes at an ex pense which it is proposed to limit to $ti,0mi a year. The members are of their time lo their forbidden to contribute for I lo any political organization, to en gage in any political woik or 10 110m Washington May io Iry. Washington, Jan. 12.- A resolution to ament the M-nate rules to pi rout a vote on prohibition for the District of Columbia; was reported favorably to the senate today. Senator Shoppard. of Texas, author of the resolution, gave notice he would nsk for action 011 it tomorrow and predicted its passage. Summary of War News of Yesterday necessary to pass the resolution; it was defeated by a, majority of thirty. I Parly Ums .Not Drawn. Tarty lines were not strictly drawn In the fight, though Democratic Leader Underwood, voicing the alti tude of his party that suffrage is a state issue, strongly opposed the res olution, while Republican Loader Mann was one of the chief speakers of the suffragists. . KnlhuslaSm nii.igind with rejection f when Speaker Clark announced the j result and Into the corridors from op- j posing galleries filed the hundreds of i suffragists, with their purple and! yellow sashes, and the red -rose he- ' decked anti-suffi agiritH. Y MUANINd JUUANAt imill tlARlU WIRI ! London, Jan. 12 (S t.. p. m.tTlio j Norwegian steamers, Alfred Nobel and HJornstJerne Holm.. n, loaded chiefly with lard, bacon and other prortucls of Chicago packing houses, have been 'held with their cargoes In HritL'h ports since the middle of November. The cargoes are consigned "to order" at Copenhagen. The N'ohcl sailed from New York October 20 and ar rived In Liverpool November 17. The TS.Iornson lelt New York October 2 7 and was taken Into 1lth Novem ber 17. It is said by the owners of the ves sels' that they palled from the I'nlted Stilled before the Lritish announce ment of October 29, that all supplies that 1 belligerent army might litili ' must be definitely consigned to some firm or individual. Also Uiaded I'loiil I'liicnuo. Th Swedish steamer Kridland, which left -New York October 2S for I Copenhagen and arrived at Kirkwall, November 10, and was taken thence 1 ,i Sfhinl.lu V,.,',.tl...i 111 uluA 1m Utill j ociiik ueiii. iase me ,Nooe aim mw 1 Hjornson ihe l'rldlimd Is loaded with j packers' products. Tim foreign office was advised that I tho Kridlund'tt manliest was lnnulu- lent, It being alleged (hat rubber was listed lit it as gum. 'Ihe cargoen of all three ships havo been held for 1 prize, court. The foreign offli.a sas Ihe deliij In bringing tho cases to trial was due to the request of tho owner for luce to compU le thilr evidence. The Mul ish gov eminent, It is added, offered to sell the cargoes at unction but ti e owners, refused to permit this, saying the bacon In them wits not Ihe fm' required by (he Lngllsh market an I that the other supplies In packages Were not dcsii.ible for the lA'tldon trade. Therefote they declared the pliers received would be below 111" iuv nice. It was staled ulso thai the govern ment offered to relievo the cargoes If the owners would provide sureiy bonds equivalent to the total Invoi -c figures in order to secure the govern ment should H win a decision In Uto prim court. The owners, according lo the for eign officii, siy that the bacon and other articles In tho cargoes lire pei iKhable ami lake the position that Ihe liritlsli govei anient should pay the Invoice price for thorn, us It hu don for copper, since the cargoes erv at sea before Ureal Itlltain declared foodstuffs 1 unsigned "to older" con Ira 1 111 nd. The. packers' representatives lusist that Iheli trade with lieumark has been largo at all t ines and maintain that the I'liilish government is wrong In assuming that foodstuffs ijestlned for neutral Kuropcau countrie are Intended for ijermany. FRENCH IMS T EAST OF HHEIMS ROAD FROM CALCUTTA TO JERUSALEM PLANNED (9t HDINIM JOUANAk fC.AL IIAAIO WIAtl Home, Jan. 12. The Cairo corre spondent of the Ulornale d'lialiu sayn that Ureal Hrltaln Is planning to iransforin Syria Into an independent kingdom with Prince Mohammed I and. a, direct descendant of Mohum nieil Ali, who conquered Syria in 131. 3;! but was compelled by the Kuropean powers to relinquish his control of tho country in 1NU as sov ereign under an K'nglish proleelorale. This, lh correspondent adds, will bring to lealUalion tlreat llrltuin's hope to I ulld u. railway from tho Syrian coast through Jerusalem, lias iu and Delhi to Calcutta. ARE DEVELOPING SERIOUS OFFENSE Gains Made, if Followed Up, Will Have Important Bearing on Campaign; German Communications Threatened KAISER SENDS FRESH TROOPS INTO ALSACE Coilfliclillsl Fighting Reports as to in Caucasus; Tuiks Emphatically Deny That They Have Been Licked. s liiiniaiin-llcliik 111. Chicago, Jan. 12. Madame Lrnes tiue Schiimiinu-IIcink, who has been seriously III with bronchial pneumonia, at her home lien, left tonight for Sun Diego, t'alif., where she plans to remain until she bus entirely recov ered. The remaining dales of her season's icncert tour were cancelled today. Official Reports From Press Bureaus of Si Hi je rent European Nation all are rary Is 1 ' other official position. trequemeii ; any lie consulting the 1 'J'he bills are drafted upon the will be assessed The stale law lit by legislators who fUlliks of other slates for models of 'theory that property proposed legislation. It will be a fat and taxed upon its full market ' w'ssinii fur the printer w ho gels the j which it. is confidently nsseitcd coniraet for turning out the bills, es-'cul the tax rule two-thirds piciallv If the proposition goes 1 commission Is given sweeping through to put in type a revision andjlnal Jurisdiction in lax I'oililiilation of Ihe statutes made . addition to 'he powers muni- years alio at an expense of JlMi.uno, but never printed or acted wpi.ii. However, action may be post poned lor two years, so that the at torney general may add the laws Passed by the first state legislature mid also a I the present session. Taxation Hills. iMKlit separate hills will embody lut is considered 1 lie views of the majoritv of the legislature on tax alien. The principal measures have '"'fn pi epared, anJ the lesser ones arc being formulaleil. The statutes t oilier stales have been caifully nuli,, f,,v points that might be up- vnii.u roitixAsT. Washington, Jan. 12. New Mexico: Cloudy Wednesday, l'roli.iiily snow in north portion; Thursday probably fair. aluc, I will ! Thoj orig-1 matters. In j possessed by the former board of equalisation and j In f x 1111 the rate or ussessmcni 01 The Day in Congress ki:x.ti;. "el ai noon. Tl'e immigration bill conference re l""'t Whs debated. 'Hllle lllloit!i. l:, or;i blv- reool't- ',,;,','' Slieppard's amendment t wnat. ' lor District ''aril, 'or Slioppard's umendm fides to Hermit vote on prolii- of Columbia. 'ii army lllitle. Al'joil ,.,) lit-lMl,,, Sl' ft I) ., 1 1, III, '' b) 1, l'l.llmi, ''""lll.ll,,,,,, :'tli,.t.,. bills to slrengtlien the begun by mdilai y cum t 'i p. 111. to noon Weil- common carriers, banks, and public utility properties, have -the right to order changes of any individual assessment and to af fix the assessment returns by classes or by counties. The commission's supervision and control over tax matters shall not only be statewide, but also local. It shall be exercised over assessors and ..II laxinir and co lectins auuiornies It shall oresiribe all forms for assessment of property and the levy ing and collection of taxes. It shall have power to summon before it or any of its members, at convenient times and places, any individual or ofricial to testify under oath as to values of property. However, in formation tlius gained shall not be divulged except as to what is spread on the assessment and tax rolls iloioanded bv the courts or governor. All testimony is to be re gariled as confidential by the com missioners, not only while in office but also after their term has expired. This restriction also applies to the employes of the commission, and the penalty for violation of this clause is to l. "both fine and imprisonment as well as loss of office and capacity lo serve again oirulaiiy I Hie on i.osit ion is commission shall also pr l.f bl.lle cxpt OillMllef Most of the fiuhtinir In Ihe western arena, has, centered in the region of I x'ote "f 3u Soissons, where the (iermans have de livered a violent bombardment and In augurated a strong attack which so far as latest iiilvlces indicate has not yet terminated. At the same time Austria reports some success for her own troops at this point. In the Carpathians Ihe inclement weulhcr has checked seri ous operations. The situation in Husiiian l'oland is virtually at a standstill except in ihe extreme south where the Kussiana have been attempting to force a crossing of the Nidn river. The fight - livestock ! '"S ln,H region apparently has been It shall .i;kmv. ' Merlin, Jan. 12 (by wireless to I,oit I don, .1 p. m. )--Severe fighting is In I progress today for the possession of 1 nosilloiis now in the hands of the This was the second defeat for tho ijermans on the heights t the south suffrage cause in the national legis- I (,f Omuy (Scnnheini) In upper Al lature within a yeur. March l'J last j Uce, according to (ho (iermaii olfl an equal suffrage constitutional cial communication Issued at army amendment proposed by Senator j headquarters today. French attack:', Chamberlain of Oregon, received a 'which were begun last night, are re- to 84 in the senate, secur-1 ported to have been repulsed wi'h lng a bare nmjority, but failing of the I heavy losses, but the French returned necessary two-thirds:. However, suf- to the attack at dawn today, fragist leaders tonight were not dis- n the fighting on the eastern part inayed. As they left the galleries, led ! of the Argonne forest during the hint siderable losses in an titlark 011 the night of January 10 In the neighbor hood of Ihe village of Samlce, aban doning ;,oii killed on the field. Our field searchlights were of much ser vice during this attack, "On the other fronts there Is no essenl lal ( hange." or HOI si:. . 10. day 'k m ssioii was git en e oil Ihe Molilll II III i: - ,g. I ls!,iMil'o and gather : I iua in lal sihIi.-Iics ' of 1 be t 00110 isj-ioii . u.c bv io.. ml. 1 10 11- siia : ,11 1 1. bum 111' lldllO lo III, III lol 1: I lelih llloli I d Mi ."la'i ! w o . : 1 ii,! I lie ml. I I II i Ihe , ;n 1 , hall . ,l,'l Th 1 . I, Th -sol ill "'I Ml ' III.' ,11, severe, as the Auslrians report a vio lent artillery fire, the repulse of the Russian tioops and hundreds of cas ualties. Merlin i t ports by w ireless that, her aviators in the recent attacks iu and near Dunkirk completely destroyed the military establishments of the al lies. Turkey denies that the Itussiuns re- thn j eclilly inflicted a severe defeat on her forces at Sari Kamysh. Turkey claims on the other hand, (hat her troops have captured dominating po sitions oeyonii me irontier anil ex plains that the operations at Olti and Ardahan have been impeded by deep snow. Turkey has ordered the release of the British vice consul who was re cently taken from the Italian consu late at Hodiehe, Arabia, by Turkish troops mid in otherwise satisfying It aly's demands, will punish the soldiers and iialuti the Italian flag. A synopsis of an alleged treaty he- j tween Germany and Turkey, an re ceived iu I'liiis, from Dedeagalch, Hulgarla, purports to provide that Germany shall supply Turkey with munitions of war, money and Geruiun officers and military specialists. In Ihe event of victory Gi-rniHny will pay Turkey one-fifth of her war indem nity and In the case of defeat will in- oiiiplle state I tro.iui e -i clause In Ihe peace treaty mandates ' guaiulilceiiig the integrity of Ottoman be 1 nloiee- ! territory. 1 oiiiinis.-ioii I Geneva, Hw il ..-I la 10I, heal s I h t id ol llir .-late 1 flileiillal H oh i-li i la I! s have asked Hie i,,r 11, .-1 1 ic- ! A us I nil 11 1 uipor.ir lor more 1 11 . 1 . 1 ir land.-- and 1 ine.iMir.-a lo prole. I. Itoln oila from gili,ille 01 UlOtrinii ..it' . , lO-MO llrt illHl flliit ilisll- lli' .v Hue; I. -ii lo Hnow III Hu ll' lot by Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, Mrs. Car rie Chapman Calt and other cham pions of the cause, they declared that the fight was by no means over and that Ihe Woman suffrage propaganda vvoluil be pressed forward and on ward until every woman In America should have the light to cast a ballot. Movement on Wane. "The result was what was expeot- five days, the Germans claim to hav: taken prisoner seven olTii'ers and 1 -ti(M men. The repulse of French 'it lacks in Ihe region of l'erlh.s and at Aillv and Ihe currying of a Fieiicn position along the ancient Human highway, which runs through the Ar gonne are the only other activities in Ihe western arena, mentioned in Hie report. In northern l'oland, the (Iermans ed," said Mrs. Arthur M. Dodge, orcs- ident of Ihe National Association op- j elaim a forwunl movement of the posed to Woman Suffrace. "It men os , Itussia n was checked. The lexl. of thai the .-pi. re a tor the tl tax . 1 10 111 -i I ii.J I" I .1 i . 1 J Willi i;u,-t),, 1 iiii' 'I . .'-pp. III! I I II e, MO, I II 1, II1.11 ii'ipicst Is I, load-l lablo-bi l I, p li pi'll-l i, 1 ,.ill. -.1 I' I I al HI. d ll I 1 1 I I. Gill III II,., I Id .id lo ill I I I oin .1 1 l,li I., I . 'I I that the suffrage movement fostered by hysterical women is on the wane." Often .luring the earnest and at times bitter debate Speaker Clark was forced lo Interrupt the speakers on the floor, fill the chamber Willi Ihe deafening bat tering of hiH gavel and warn both members and spectators that order must be pieserved. .Several limes he threatened to have the galleries j cleared unless the disturbance sub-1 sided, H11I the murmurs of approval and disapproval persisted as each I speaker Voiced his support for or op- j position to the cause of "voles for women. ' Hiss Ohio Congressman. The turmoil culminated in a slorm of hissing that greeted a speech made by Hcprescnlative llowdle of Ohio op posing the amendment. He had treat ed the mbjoet humorously and re marked thai the "women of Washing ton are beautiful hut (hey have no interest in affairs of state." Opponents of Ihe resolution based their opposilii.n hugely upon the ,11 Kument that for the federal govern ment to prescribe qualifications for suffrage would be an unwarranted In vasion of the rights of the individual stales to control their elections, and further upon Ihe rontfrtli.ni that I here was no adequate "public de mand for the amendment, t hat I showed It to be ' necessary." j hp. cell III lends Women. I Hisses ami audible expression 01, I'i'Sf llllpelit l e,i.-nll.y interrupted ll,e Speech of Id pl'eselilnlive llowdle of I Ohio, who limb 1 look the di.-.. us.-1011 : of the Mil 1 1 ,i(.-e cause in humorous! vein and .ns'i.'i thai the communication rends in part: "Flench troops hist night made a;i attack en our position to the south of Cernav I Sen nheiin ) , but they were re pulsed wilh heavy losses. I.'al'ly this morning the buttle was resumed In this district. "A French attack which started ! yesterday afternoon in the region of il'crlhes (between Khclnis and the At', j gonrie) withered away before our fire, the enemy suffering very heavy losses I "In Hie Argonne forest, a Froneli vanlagepoiiil was taken on the Hu man high road. 1 11 thin engagement two officer and Hi) men fell lulu ; our han. Is. j "There is nothing new lo report' I from Fast Prussia. j "The lius.sian attempt to advance In I noi l In 111 l'oland was unsuccessful. ; "Our attacks In the district, to tho i west of the Vistula river have iimdo progress iu certain places, notwith standing the had weather. "On the eastern bank of the I'iCe.i j river f southern I'ola ml ) continues t he sa me." At vrm.v Vicuna, .Ian. Vi (via Amsterdam to lomlon, .Ian. lit, I ill .1 it. 111.) Tho Austrian official coiiimunicatiou Is sued today says: "The enemy's attempt to force the Nhhi river (soul hern 1'i.latiil ) was renewed yesterday with violent artil lery fire, on the entire front In the southern portion in (ho forenoon slrong hostile, forces renewed their attack, which soon collapsed under our nrllllery fire. (Hundreds of dead or wounded were left Iu front of our posit ions. "Simultaneously an artillery bailie took place south of the Vistula,. Oil this occasion one of our batteries suc ceeded In geltlng the range of 11 farm and the Hiissians who had been Ihere for some days were compelled to evacuate (heir positions. "In the f arpathluais serious opera tions ate impeded by the unfavorable weather. In the I'pp.r I'ng valley the enemy has retired neater the Un link pass. "The report that I'r.emysl sent representatives to parley with tho en emy on January 1(1 is baseless." the Situation HI SSI . I I'elrograd, Jan. IJ. An "dlieial statement issued tonight says. I "1 hi the left bank o the VlNllllil oil j the nighl of January II, and all the j following day, the Germ. ins cotilin I ued (he .11 tempts, which have be. 01110 j ciisloin.il y of ,ii,', to allmk .y small 1 dolio'liui'iits al dill', lent 1 . 1 i 11 1 si along illll.ljMS o Iter lo I" V el 1 1 ale I hp. d' 1.1 1 1" 1 f worn, uli.'l.s I. Ill' eh I'll ,11 I ' II ill I, ,' III 'I:, -.(,,,, I Idei ."Illli .1 ail I 1... 1 I , 1, .' , 1" 1 1,, I (I' ll ill ll l' cl.oui .1 II. ,1 the r loll I bill attempt were I I I'le lile and fir I' d ii i a v e los. "The Germans .'llll'lle I'llen .-Hi loll' .1 III I he I 1 s ."-'..ntaha. m.ihing 1.1 Us an I ah,., , l,n, wl liev.'t III i-asllv 1 atiii', 1, a ai w h , ..I -i,o, llllg III.' -ll ,1 " ll. II.,' -' I' 1 1,1 all II..-.-,. -i i,.. .,...1 which 111 iti my. Illole ol, however, V lllagc 1. 1 1 1 a 10 a I Mogh, I, I'HAM IC. Paris, Jan. 1 L' (10; :', fi p. 111) The official coinmuiilcatioi. Issued by III'' war office tonight was as follows: '"I'o Ihe northeast of Soissons Hie enemy throughout rill of last nlghl violently bombarded our positions on the plateau or Perrieres anil on 'spur ! UlL'.' With the object id taking tin hitler point ho delivered today a .strong attack, the result of which Is j 11.lt yet known. "There is no other evenl of impnt- I lam e." The fighting in Ihe western the ater of Ihe war did not yesterday show ' any development of Importance, ac cording lo the olficia! repoit given out by Hut French war office this af t.i'lrioin. There were artillery ex changes at some points along the line and Infantry uttacku on treneh.'.i. In Home of the emoiioteis 111" l''en claim lo have lie. 01 so ssl'ul It slill snowing in the V'tK'-v tains. The statement followe n p ' 1 111 the Alsne to Ho- not in Hoiik delel iiillieil at 1 .0 I lo. delivered against He trench. U. , by Its on 1 he Ml, .1 ,, I In 1. 11, 11, 11 y. Tim i n. my Hoi 11, K .l, ill... h.i our p.,,- 1 ,111 IKY MOH.N JOUDNAL KPtC.Ab tA0 W.H0I Uimlon, Jan, I-' (10:f,0 p. m. ) Thu French attacks to the north or Folfi. sons, on (he AUne and near Perthes, east of Itheims, are developing Into a serious offensive. The K-tlns the Freu-li have nindo at llleac points, if followed up, would have n two-fold Importtincn. They thnateu Hie rail ways which the Germans are using to supply their troops In the flghtinj, line and are a serious meiiaCi to Mia German forces which hold positions to the north of Hhelnts. The Frenrh have found it impossi ble to take by frontal ntlacks those, positions from which the German are bombarding 15hems, but advances 011 either ildo would envelop them an'I fore a retirement, thus giving tho cathedral clly much desired relief from the German shells. Make l urlhci' Progress. In the Argonne hihI On the hclRhls of the Meuse the Germans are on lh offensive un.l claim to havo made further progress, n is reported tho Germans have sent heavy rolnforce mcntg to tills district to prevent the French from breaking their lines, which are very close to their own bor der and not far from Met. Fresh German troops dispatched to Alsace, combined with the. wintry weather, have Mopped the French ud vanoe In that region. Montr the rest of (he fiont urtSlU.ry is doing inotit of tl'ie work. Only Iso lated attacks are being; attempted, tho state or the weather and ground making the movements of largo bod ies of troops out of the question. Calls Halt In I jist. Similar conditions prevail in the east, nnd wlillo they have not com pletely slopped the flghllng they have called a halt over tho greater portion of the field of operations. In re stricted areas, along the river Kawku, near Ilollrnow. however, there han been fierce fighting but according to I'elrograd correspondents, the Ger mans have been unable lo make any material advance. Severe fighting- la also taking place on the Nlda, river, where the Austrians are opposing tho Hiisslau nltempts to penetrate Cra cow. Tho Germans are keeping the Ma surian lakes open Willi Ice-Lireakeia to block the Hiisslan advance In F.aut Prussia. The Pusslan troops hold positions around the lakes and havo been walling for I hem to freeze over before assuming Ihe offensive. l urks Deny the. Defeat. The Turks deny that they have been defeated by the Hiissians iu the Cau casus and, us an offset to this denial, Petrogrnd has the report that Noury I ley, chief of the general slaff .r the Third Ottoman army corps, who was sent by Hie sultan to Investigate (ho report of the defeat, lias been cap tured by the Cossacks. The Turks have been offering stub born resist a nee to the KussirjiKj at Kara I'rgau, where a battle has been In progress for five days. The posi tion at litis place Is more favorable) for the Tut Kh, w ho have not the deep, snow of Ihe mountains lo contend Willi and are in .loser touch uilb ! their has . It Is a dealh stiiii L-h. fur Ihem for so long as the Kussian fleer, commands the lila. k .',., the Turk cannot gel reluforeemeuls from Eu rope, the overland ionic being a long ami difficult one, They have an army corps at Hagdud but this is needed t.) oppos.) Ihe advance of tho Hrlllsli Indian army from the cast, ill IK ill li I : ol' Sois- e ll.ell ii OCi'U Dllll Of i rilcl si vci 1 1 TI IlkS l;V IUSNIAN VICTOIiV AT SAItl KAMYSH 1 1 in' lb .1 I v.. et I ,. I 'pillar. I liin. an, I tv e look p. is .1 Hi", e In 1 1 In- .I Ho, ).,l.,,,l' , a 0, 1 ji ,ii 1 I .. 1 1 I , p. .., 1 I I in . 1 - Hie ttas llu 'lb. 1 1 1 ' 1,. I,. Id ' ., i. I,, .1,1 -. 1 London, Jan. li (lo.lili p. m.) Ai -cording to an Amsterdam dispatch to Keillor's Telegram company, Con stantinople advices dated January 10, by way of ili-illu, giy,. the Turkish version of . i.ntilr Ml Sail Kaiiiyslt as follows' '.Main In adiiuai (11s lepndiate tho reports of Hie llnssiaii pres. 1 .:icerii mg the all.Ked ureal (lef-id of llu- Tin k.sh a. n.v A telegram f 1 the Tiiihisli comioitu.b-r of the . 'aucasii..n 111 mi, dated January I'V.n.t 1. 1 tho mihlai lb ' l-il lil W.elts ' 01 the in, tin from . an luic.l coiiiin.iU'liiii- .v oiol the r .oil I. 1 i" 0 "HI uiol Ai.l.ii stales with pel. ill., ns ..f p.., I ll ,11 1 , Th. 'I I ' d. p Ji.nli an I OOpM ll t ions opt I .1 I I ItaVc been I st 'V I I ..' fi t. ' ,1. II, al Hi . I. i ll .il Isli'll Vt.lj pi I I. Ill 11 ll. I li I. i a in "I 1.1 l I I.