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CITY , CITY EDITION EDITION niinTY-MXTH v.n Vol.. CXXXXV.. . IV FOURTEEN PAGES ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1915. SECTION ONE-Pagcs 1 to 8. Pally by Carrier or Mall, 60s at Month. Hingle Ooplesj, N ASSAULT Oil GOVERNOR BY J. H. GRIST PRESAGES WIDE RUPTURE IN DEMOCRATIC PARTY THROUGHOUT STATE RIO ARRIBA STATESMAN IS OF OPINION HE WOULD BE A Fvpr.ntivG Arrives in Council quest Repetition of Attorney's Remarks Concerning Him self and His Administration, Which Is Made in Painful Fashion; Burkhart and Hudspeth Come in for Warm Cen sure Because of Mutual Admiration Society They Are Al leged to Have Formed; Merry Twelve Hours Is Spent in Speechmaking and Bickering Usually Attendant Upon Love-feasts of Unterrified. .1. II. CrM. member from Itio Aniba county of I lie state tli'UHi-.. emtio onmiiiltle. Iiutl been sK'aklng for about un hour and mem Ihts of tin- coiniiuilcv mw looking anxiously hi their watches, for niiu h time had passed. In tlx' early nrt or Ills spnvh Mr. Crist had exiaossod a choice assortment of opinion regarding ncrnor V. C. McDonald. The filler executive, he mi Id, was ull right, hnl While the audience was getting Its m-coihI or third yawn and wondering when they would net away tor the noonday iiicrI. the door or the supreme court room o,eiied and Goiornor McDonald walked In. It didn't take hall' a look to tell that the ehlef exeeu. live waft rvnl unil I relied, not to fay imsUivciy angry. .Iitwt a lie entered lite room, Mr. Crist, who a In the midst of an outburst of oratory, iiiM-on-sclons t,t the fact that ull present were ihinkimr tluit it was a lone way to the nearest lunch counter, remarked: "I am sorry that Governor McDonald wan not present wla n I said what I did alH"t him a while HBO." "Say it now!'' thundered the governor, and as he said It he raised his ringer hi the air and ahooU it at the liio Arriha county man, all the while walking down tho imssugoway as If he really meant business. Mr. Crist complied with the reaiicst and said it, hut didn't seem lauiiculurly to be enjoying himself while li was ""''Tor'a moment It liaiked like there might In- real uclion and several or the foinnilltee hioiiiImts fi-lt around for their artillery, apiHirently regretting that I hey hud had their ockets built for Ihirty-eiuhts Instead of forty-liven. It was sisui over, however. The governor continued to look daggers, hut kept his month shut. Everybody seemed to Ihlnk It was time to lav off. Judge IMK siittgcMed that a drink and some dinner would help matters, and the Idea proved wonderfully popular. -'J'lu.' committee took a re. ss ami the rruct war was, over, at least, lor a siinleieni time to I 'enable tl' H1iinilltcc numbers tti comply Willi Juil lan '" gei.tioti. . . lIC.AL OXPAtCH 1 HNIM 40IIIAI. Santa Kg, N. M., Feb. 13. Had IiIimiU between Governor McDonald and J. II. iU. culminating la two outbreaks, tit one or which the B"V- A Mr. Crist to sneak out what he had to say, and at the other of which the chief executive explained witli dramatic emphasis: "If you go much further. Ill tell some things aliout you Ihut -you won t like," as the most sensational feature of the special called meeting of the demo cratic slate central committee held here today. I Other loatiires were statements to i the broad general effect that while. the governor was and is an able ex ecutive and u pure ami upright Htiites-, man lie is ucrhiiPH the worst politi- eiiin that Mifleiing New Mexico demo crats have ever had to contend with, bur none; Ihut not half the democrats who should be holding office have ever beau able to ;;el within eight of the public crib: that there has been too much "baekscratehing" by federal officials. District. Attorney Sum mem Hurkhart and United States Marshal A. 11. Hudspeth beiriR cited as con spicuous and horrible examples of 'backscratchers," and general allcgu tions to the effect that tho party is in a dickens of h fix and should be mended quickly and thoroughly. Dank Muddle Mossed Over. The First State bank-state college muddle was touched In a very ginger ly niann-r by everybody except Mr. t'rist. Mr, Crist didn't mind talking about it or about anything else. Tho liio Arriba man began his remarks a few minutes before 1 1 o'clock this morning, spoke until 1 2:30, resumed at 2 o'clock and continued his disser tation until 3:0. and in that time he touched about every phase of demo cratic, troubles that have occurred since the days 0f Thomas Jefferson. i'he democrats during the day in dulged themselves to their hearts' content in their favorite indoor sport of fighting each other. Chairman laxton began things by inviting any body to lake a shot t him, assuring all and sundry that he would not at tribute malice to any of the untoYrl fied who those to speak their minds Hie Day in Congress Tin; si:x ti.. Mcl at tiuon. Democrats conferred on the ship bill and cloture proposals, but look no action. Adjourned at 5:a0 p. in, until noon Monday. Till', 1IOCJSI3. Met at 11 a. m. Debate was continued on the sundry civil appropriation bill. Kepresentative Stephens of Cali fornia Introduced a substitute ship bill. Leaders prepared for a caucus - on the administration ship bill. Representative Padgett Introduced special rule for Conslderat.on of ship bill. Adjourned at 4:45 p. m. until noon Sunday for eulogies on the late Kep resentative Martin of New Jersey. WKAT1IKK 1RECAST. AVashington, Feb. J 3. New Mex ico: Generally fair Sunday and Monday. . FINE HEAD FOR DEMOCRACY Chamber Barelv in Time to Re about him. Nobody accepted the, In vitation until Mr. Crist started things, and then everything g"t all mixed up. I 'a Moil to Detain .lob Despite Crist. That this Is not the lime for Mr. Paxlon to resign from the chairman ship of I he committee and that ull democrats should suspend judgment i ti, ,.,.,tti.r nf Hia charges against him until after the official investiga tion of the l.as Cruces bank failure has been made was the general sense of the meeting. Mr. Crist stated the matter in this form: don't believe that Mr. I'axton has the capacity for the position. He is not built for it. He hasn't the ini tiative or tho acumen that Is needed by a stale chairman. He lives in the wrong part of the state. I hud ex pected Mr. Paxlnn to resign from the office on account of I ho dismal failure that he made in the lust -campaign. Hut slpce leading Ills statement pub lished in yesterday's paper, I believe we should wait and see what the out come of the investigation of the mat ters with which his name has been connected will be. If the charges against Mr. I'axlon are Hue. wo should get rid of him without delay. If they are not true we should hold up his hands. This sentiment provoked entluisias I tie cheers from the committee and i seemed to he the unanimous sense of 1 (hose present. I n'oasts of the governor for not pu ¬ ling democrats on guard were treeiy applauded, but so also was the gov ernor's statement, made late this ev ening, that "if office is all we are af ter, we don't deserve to win. I'iC Counter Problem Solved. Taking it bv and large it was hard to tell juKt where the committee stood on this subject. It was a joy ous and riotous day from the tradi tional democratic standpoint. Sev eral members openly stated their wish that everybody should 'get It out of their svstem' and if unybody tail ed to do this it was not through lack of opportunity. After it was all over the iiMMiilicra of tho committee de clared that they felt better and tha' eventual good to the party would re- BU At the opening of the meeting Mr. I'axton. chairman of the commiUee, HtaUMl that tha object of the call was to enable the democrats to get to gether state their grievances, if they had any. and gel to work for the cam paign of I Sl. A mot "" that he ro l of the counties be called so that t o committeemen might aay "t ,,U vi shed in regular order. I'"'1, "d John F. Simms, of Albunuerque. sta U cd the ball rolling. Mr. H'.'""'"" clared that internally llernaliilo t onn ,v was in a better condition so Mr H the democracy is concerned than i, has ever "eenand pointed lh fact that the birgest democratic, vote In the history of the county e,l at the last election. He "''TJ that Kafael Garcia had been legally elected and had been defrauded out of his seat. fjreauwt Need Uadershlp. So far as the democrats of the state at-large are concerned, however, Mr. 8hnm was rather pessimistic. vvu are herded up like sheep." he "There is need of leadership. 1 mean no reflection on the officers of tno state committee, but we must put up a bk-tter fight than we have been Uo inKior we will never again be able t" appeal to the people." Mr. Simms also,' declared that there was need oi a man to be in Santa Ve to look after the Affairs of the party In the legia-latuf- Gj,h(.rt of chaves county, but the suggestion met with no en couragement, and Mr. Gilbert himself. as the representative of ( haves cou'i ly, was the next speaker, lie declared that ChuveH county had no grievance ugulhst the state organization, but ad mitted thai he himself was ashamed of what the county had done in th) last election. He said that disaffec tion among the democrats In the Pe cos valley was due to buckaeralchlng. Hudspeth endorsed Hurkhart, he said, and Durkhurt endorsed Hudspeth, and "vice versa ull along the line." Mr. Gilbert was not In favor of making a change In the chairmanship at tnla time and declared that he was proud of i'axton and Uuilfoll. Mr. Buikhurt, the federal distrh t attorney, win present In the meet ing and undertook to correct Mr. Gil bert on the bnckscratehlng Idea. A rather warm colloquy ensued. Im mediately afterward Mr. llurkhurt h l't the court room and Is said to hav been hi consultation with Governor McDonald from that time until the chief executive made his dramatic ap pearance on tho scene. H. I.. Hick ley. of Itaton, Uvclared thla was a bud lime' to have a meet' Ing of the committee and did not think that criticism of democratic of- llcials by democrats was wise "while tho telescope of the enemy is turned upon us." Mr. Atwood, of Eddy county; Slate Superintendent of Public Instruction Alvan N. While, of Grant county; Keen H. Heddow, of McKlnley coun ty, and J. H. Crist were the other principal speakers thsl morning. When adjournment was taken for lunch, It was with the understanding that Mr. Crist should have the tloor to resume his speech at 2 o'clock. t'rist ltumes Diatribe. Mr. Crist took up where he left off ufter the noon recess, and a number of other democratic . committeemen I took part In the discussion of "what la the mutter with the democratic party?" Committees were appointed to draft a plan of campaign to be ' submitted at a night session of the ! committee, and then. Governor Mc- i Donald was called upon. I The governor started out by ex pressing the friendliest sentiments to- ward Mr. Crist, with whom he hud j had u tilt before noon. Ho spoke of the difficulties tinder which he had I labored during his administration and i declared that he himself was not the I whole administration that there were a number of republican office holders and that there hud been a ! republican majority In both houses of 'the legislature ever since he was ! elected to office. He said, however, ithat he wag willing to take upon ; himself the entire responsibility for everything that hud happened, I whether It had hern done by demo lorats or republicans, If It would bring j peace and harmony In the -party, and ! made a powerful appeal for unity among democrats. Ho was liberally i applauded throughout his address, vi time did he muke nny refer ence to the failure of the First State bank or tho charges that had been brought against the board of regents of that Institution, but he warmly de fended Mr. I'axton as a faithful and loyal democrat who hud given the hert that was In him for the party service. He concluded his remarks by raving "1 will give as inucfl bf my time and as much of my money for democratic success hi 1916 a a.ny man In the party." Just ufter the governor sat down iMr Dow, of Kdv county, made a ifew remarks, it was In the course lot these remarks that he was inter rupted bv Mr. Crist, who had a tabu lated statement showing that the I Pecos valley has not, according to IMr Crist's opinion, done its part in 'rolilng up majorities. At this point, ! Governor McDonald got into the j game again and threatened to tell things on Mr. Crist, a nurn mo tion to recess until 7:30 tonight, cut short further trouble. 1 I'a.xtoii's Swcch a feature. The feature of the night session was the speech of Chairman James Hav Paxlnn. which was interesting principally because of what he did not say. Although he hud been grilled severely by Mr. Crist, he made no mention of the First State bunk failure and his connection with the agricultural college or of the expen diture of the funds or the Institution, nor was anv reference made to the charges of Senator , Holt In his speech a few duvs ago. Mr. i'axton devoted himself principally to explaining why It was that the democrats lost in the election last November. I '.oiled down, his explanation was that "you can't make the democrats vole when they don't want to vote." New Organization System Approved. A set of resolutions which had been .i,..,fi,i i.v u committee appointed he- ' fori: the recess for dinner was passed, providing mat me siaie mini i vided Into nine districts, each with a district chairman to be appointed by the chairman of the state committee, the district chairmen to appoint their own committees within the districts named. The resolutions also provided tor a publicity committee to lot the people know what the democrats are doing in the legislature. They also contem plate the raising of J.l.non for the pur pose of immediately effecting and perfecting the organization of the par ty In the slate. Ijiter it was decided that $00 should be raised in each of ih fweniv-six counties of the Btale ' hut no reference was made to the, manner in whicn tno runos eie m uc expended or by whom they were to be handled. Pie llunacr Again to lore. The last moments of the meeting were taken up with a discussion of what Is the best wny to see that dem-" ocrats are put in offices which are now held by republicans. Quite an argument arose over this matter, but nothing came of It. Mr. Crist wanted to talk about his differences with the governor agin but Senator Barth in vited the committee to the National Guard armory, which he stated he had hired foil the pur pone of making a speech upon the salary bill which the senate had refused to allow him to make, shutting off Mr. Crist. Senator Harlh introduced resolu tions commending the governor for his honesty anil business ability and expressing the confidence of the party in him. Antonio Joseph, Jr., of Taos county, moved a similar vote of con fidence for Chairman Paxton. Both motions were carried without a dis senting vote and without any argu ment. Mr. Simms, of Bernalillo county, moved that the thanks of the commit tee be extended to the democrats in both house and senate for the fight that they have made for democratic, principles. Tho motion waa carried unanimously. At Hi o'clock, after a 1mg struggle over unimportant motions, the com mittee adjourned to meet at the call of the chairman. VILLA INVITES MINISTER CARQ TD JOIN HIM AT HEMUAira Northern Commander Is Ex pected to Issue Early State ment Regarding Recent Or der of. First Chief, DEL CAS0 FRIEND OF NORTHERN GENERAL Embargo on Coal Causes Con vention Forces to Order Two Thousand Axes to Cut Fuel for Engines. V MONNIN JOUftNAL t'lCIAL tBABIO HMI Kl Paso, Tex., !!. 13, Ceneral Villa today extended an Invitation to Join him to Jose t'aro, the Spanish minister to Mexico, who has been ex pelled from the ccunlry by action of General Carranaia. The northern chieftain ordered his agent at Wash ington, Enrhiiie V. Unrente, to make formal request that Curo himself, or his agent, accompany Villa, who hus assumed the privislonal presidency of the republic. It was predicted by local agenlt that Villa soon' would Issue a state ment regarding the uf fair .which led to tho Hpanlsh diplomat's ejection by the (.'arranxa officials. Angelo del t'liso, whoso alleged asylum afforded by faro led to the original contro versy, previously bsd been accompa nying Villa In the capacity, It was said, of a diplomatic agent of Hpaln. It was declared that del (aro had engaged in none, of the internal af fairs of Mexico. An embargo on coal entering Mex ico has been placed by certain Ameri can railroads. General Villa's agents today contracted for 2.U0O axes which will be used in culling wood to run the railroad engines in the territory they dominate, it was learned that the controversy had i isen over the redelivery of American owned rail roal equipment from Mexico. Gilillls , L Quick and Decisive Reverse for Carranza Follows Vera Cruz Announcement of Great Victory, HV MUKMINQ JOUHNAL SPKCIAl LLA8ftU MHHCI Kl Paso, Tex , Feb. 13. Guadala jara, second largest city in Mexico, fell today into l ha hands of the Villa troops, according to a telegram re ceived tonight by the. Associated Press. Central Villa describe his vic tory as complete. Tho Villa victory today over the Oarran.a troops of General liieguen followed previous Carian.a advices that the previous attack on Guadala jara had been repulsed. Guadalajara Is the key to the west coast district and an important railroad center. General Villa also told of the execu tion at Guadalajara by the t'arran.a troops of several priests. Villa's telegram, which was dated at Guadalajara, follows: "Despite the bravado and Insolence of the enemy, they have been courag eous enough to await our forces, They now continue to flee everywhere. Uvcry day they are losing partisans who are deserting them and who come to our files. "We entered Guadalajara today and immediately ufter continued to pursue the enemy until we either make them surrender or exterminate them. It seems that the main Car ranza group has left In the direction or Mansanilln, hut active orders have been Issued by General Medina to stop their progress, "General Medina entered Guadala jara followed by a hundred of his men. Ho succeeded in surprising tho weak garrison there, killing sun of the Diegueii troops and taking six ma chine guns and much ammunition. The vanguard was disarmed without trouble, "In all towns on our route we have been received enthusiastically by I ho people as Ihey have entire confidence in our attitude and are tired of the atrocities committed by the l'leguez forces, who have looted tho homes of workmen and murdered several priests and private citizens. All the Inhabitants are demanding arms to fight with us." SUCCESSFUL ATTACK ON BRITISHAFRICAN POST lit MODHIN JOURNAL PtCIAU I.K1IO W.) Herlln Feb. 13 (by wireless to Say villc.) included In the news Items given out today by tho Overseas agency are tho following; "It Is officially reported In Herlin from German Southwest Africa that Major flitter, st the beginning of Feb ruary, attacked an Kngllsh fortified position on the north bank of tho Orange river, chasing his antagonists over the river and destroying the lo cal ferry boat. "Reports reaching Berlin from Mi lan, Italy, say it is raid there that the Montenegrin government has impris oned seven deputies at Cettinje on ac count of their agitation for peace." NOW IN HANDS OF GENERA ILL lAWlERiGAN NOTE 5 E E Beilin Rcgar JsStatement From Washington as Friendlier in Tone Than Indicated in Re ports. UNITED STATES NOT EXPECTED TO ACQUIESCE Policy of Kaiser Can Be Car ried Out Without Provoking Great Hostility of Neutral Nations, i Berlin, Keh. 13 (via London. 11.10 p. m.) The German foreign of rice, after studying the American note re specting the declaration by Germany of a war gone In the waters around Great Britain ami Ireland slates that the terms tire much friendlier than previously had been expected by reason of the Incomplete newspaper dispatches published here, "fhe foreign office had not antl - cliated that the Vnltcd Ktatea would accept the Gcrt.iun position without objections and it even recognizes that from the American standpoint certain of the points raised nre ouito Justified. "Germany, however, it is declared, Intends to adhere to its own viewpoint. Various officials, diplomatic, naval and military whose opinions have been sought profesa to see no ele ments of danger In the situation and are convinced that the naval cam paign can be conducted on the lines laid down In the admiralty proclama tion without Involving difficulties be tween tho I'nlted Htutea and Ger inuny." ; i : u m x v i i :r i : it m 1 m j t l'ON I'.UK KADi: lt)UCY The Hague, Feb, 13 (via Umdon, 9:i"5 p. in.) The German legatlull has again warned neulral vessels against entering the war area a round the lditish isles as defined by Ihe German admiralty and to tho oiiglnul uoto adds the following1; "tf!lire nelm,my, follov In the ex ample of Great ItrHaln, declared a a war sunn on and after February IS, Kngllsh anil Irish waters, the Hiilisli have declared all the polls of England wur ports and have Justified the use of neutral flags on merchant vessels. "Moreover, according to a reliable source, a great number of British merchantmen have been armed In order to destroy German submarines by shells or by ramming them. There by, these ships lose their character us merchant ships anil become war ves sels. "Germany therefore is again oblig ed urgently to warn all neutral ships Jgalnst entering Kngliah coast wa ters after February Is. us from that date the German admiralty will pros ecute the war with all means at Us disposal against liritish war ports and I'.ritlsh armed merchant ships. "Neutral vessels which are there still within the war sone will run the same risks as if I liny pursued h cour.se through sea battles between Knglnnd mid Germany, of which the date and place could not have been made known and will bring risks upon themselves for which ( ieiinuny can not take the responsibility. "The roule around the north of Scotland, owii.g to the depth of the waters, cannot be endangered by mines. There, as well as in the wa ters of the North sea. with the excep tion of P.ritish waters and German hay, neutral shipping will not be ma dangered by the measures tho Gor man admiralty is adopting." S.AVN NVMPVUIIFS OF lUlVAN Alti: FNGI.ISIl lHidou. Feb. II (l:2.- a. III.) A Ueiiler dispatch from Amsterdam ipiutcs an edilorial from the Frank furter Zeiliing of February 12, which In commenting on the summaries of the American notes, says; "President Wilson's note to Kng land does not deserve the name of a protest. 'II is feeble, like tho presi dent's entire pulley so far towards England. "Washington' recipe for lis rela tions witli Hie llrilon Is: 'Wash his fur, but doii't wet him.' Washington, however, appears to have another recipe for Germany. "If certain people in America do not yet understand that we are light ing for existence and that we cannot be guided by what Mr. Hryiiu, whose son-in-law and sympathies urn In the Kngll.'ii army, considers 'good form.' we cannot help them. In six days from today the sea around Great liritain and Ireland will be for tt) German waishlps, Including subma rines, a war zone, and every hostile merchant vessel encountered, will be destroyed." The article concludes with Ihe following reference to Hie tinted Slates: "A stale which day and night works In the production of cannons, bombs and armored motor curs for our enemies, and by way of amende prays God for peace in the churches, need not expect that iU warnings will particularly effect us morally." iimnsit hi:pi,v now IS IIFIM. piti.PAiti:i London. Feb. 1.1 (7:45 P. m.) The Hrilish foreign office is preps ring a I reply to the American note concern ing the uso of the American Hag on the steamer l.usitania. Th reply will be forwarded to Washington In a few days, probably before February I. The liritish officials have never admitted the German charge that a general order was Issued by the Hrlt isli government that Hritlsh ships should use the (tags of neutral states. Neither has the admiralty confirmed the rumor that the l.usitania was or dered to use the neutral Hag. CHANGE GERMANFURPQS TIME IN SENATE WAITING ACTION BY LOIR HOUSE Representatives May Dispos of Ship Purchase Bill in One Sitting, Under Proposed1 Rule, CAUCUS RULE LIKELY TO BIND MAJORITY Wearers of Toga Hope to Rush Measure Througl When It Reappears in That Body, si;x ti; ii :mh it vi s At. It I I o ( Miii iti; Washington. Feb, 13. Semite democrats In caucus tonight unanimously agreed to support an amendment to the senate rules which would limit debute. No specific cloture plan was Hp- 1 proved, although a apodal rule for the shipping bill and various general amendments have been ottered. "It sa live to one shot there will be an extra session of congress." a Speaker I'hirk's comment on t the generul situation tonight. The seven insurgent demo- (la tic senators who have voted with the republicans on the shlp- ping bill did not attend the cau- e us and no binding vote was ' taken. "i'he caucus unanimously re- solved." said Senator Kern, the democratic leader, "to press a cloture rule. No vote was taken but this was the unanimous ex- presslon of opinion ami would bo e binding on all democrats except (hose who bolt." i- Senator Kern said Senators Fletcher, Simmons and Mai'tln. the tonimlllee in charge of the 8- shipping bill, would lead the clo- lure fiwht with a free hand as to methods and the liuul form of Ibe aineni'neuL to tha rules. Woiiie i ep'i tlitaii SU4 port et least for a Reiieral rule is expected. In the house preparations wero made to rush a compromise bill through under special rule after f It has been approved by a caucus i of house democrats next Monday i' night. The caucus petition was 4- circulated today and 11 was said some democrats refused to sign it ft MOffNIMC JOURNAL leiAl LBAMD WISH Washington, Feb. 13. While sen ate, democrats marked time In the ship purchase hill light today, house leaders completed plans for rushing the administration compromise pro posal through that body by the end of next week under o special rule in troduced today by which thu house would bo given only six hours to de bale tho compromlso plan which wili be laid before a democratic caucus Monduy night for approval. No other amendments than those provided for III the rule would be possible. In the senate the cloture rule pro posed by .Senator Norris of Nebraska, wus still under debate uiid Senator Huiiuu occupied the floor virtually the entire session, his discussion ranging from criticism of alleged ex ecutive interference with legislation! to the merits of various projects con tained in Ihe rivers and harbors ap propriation bill, liemocrutlc leaders conferred on the general subject of cloture today without reaching any decision mid resumed their confer e.ncc tonight. 4ulck Work hi House. Flider itepreseiilalive Padgett's pro posal special rule tno noiiso could dis pose of thu bill at olio sitting, it In cludes lb,! completed administration compromise, embracing the Weeks naval uuxlliary bill, the Gore ship ping bill und an amendment conihln Ing the two and would absolutely prevent the olher amendments. The caucus Monday night Is expected to bind tiie democralle majority to sup port the bill as a party measure, Democratic i'aders were confident the revised bill would ho through the house without serious difficulty. Sen Bio republicans however, asserted the compromise failed to eliminate the two principal object ions and would meet the same obstructions in lht senate as the pending bill. They assorted the compromise would per mit the purchase of belligerent owned ships und would allow the govern ment lo continue indefinitely in the shipping business. Insurgents Opisise ( lot lire. While Insurgent senate democrats attended the morning cloture confer ence Ihey were outspoken in their op position to either special or general rules to limit debate. Olher demo cralle senators, including Overman, Hoku Smith of Georgia, ilryaa and Swanson, also opposed cloture. In the course of his remarks today Senator iturioii asked Senator Fletch er, in charge of ihe'shipplng bill, why the administration was so opposed to the specific prohibition of the pur chase of belligerent Interned ships. ' That would not be a wise or patri otic course," said Senator Fletcher, "ami it would bo writing Into the law denunciation of a pilnclple upon which V.H always have looked with pride." Looking lor Trouble. "That shows that you are looking for trouble," said Senator ilurton. "And that you ere willing lo make trouble. Senators on this side owe It to the country to save it from the peril that suc h a bill would bring." Senator Gore will seek action Mon day on his motion to discharge the commerce committee from considera tion of his shipping bill substitute which might operate to get the matter again before the senate but will not stop the filibuster. BERLIN REJOICES F EAST PRUSSIA British People Jubilant Be cause of Successful Raids of Airmen on German Bel gian Positions, BITTER FIGHTING IN CARPATHIAN PASSES Belligerent Lines Are Within Forty Paces of Each Other and Desperate Struggle Continues, London, Feb. 13 tlfl:40 P. m.) Herlln Is celebrating; the evacuation of Fast Prussia by Ihe itusslana, which is hailed In the German capita! is anoiher great victory for Field Marshal von illndenburg; Kngland la not attempting to hide her elation at the success of her airmen' raid on the German positions In Belgium and all Kuropo is engerlv discussing tho American notes to Great Mrltaln and Germany am) what the replies will be. Great liritain has already lutiniatod that Hrilish nierehsut ships hat been advised to use neutral flags only in cuse of emergency, and no general use of such flags is anticipated. The German minister st The tlugue has Issued another warning to neu trals to the effect that in view of the alleged declaration of all the trlllsli ports as war ports and the use of neu tral flags by Hritlsh nhipn, it ewujd be dangerous lor neutral mere. nam -men to visit the prescribed water af ter February 18. ftiisslaiiM Make stand. So far as the Kaat Primslau situa tion Is concerned the Russian official report Indicates that the Kunslans. having evacuated the greater part ol the German province, nre making a stand on or neat tluir frontier whether for a pitched battlo or only to delay the Gorman advance It will take a few days to tell. On the last occasion that vo Uili denbiirg drove them from East Vnl- ti.l, i um lU'emdiiv mil "Hi rv iv v-.- p forUmd Jim between- Meuiea and h Gnrtmin frontier, where they de feated the Oermsns. On this oeen sion, however, they have had more! tlmo to prepare their positions and may give battle before Ihe fortlflcai thins are reached. The Russians al ready claim to have repulsed ouu Gei in. in attack near Iyek. Artillery IbtHIo lit Poland. I Throughout Poland, where flercn fighting has occurred during Hid past week, the battles now consist of trr tlllery engagements while In the Car pathians lighting of more or leas se verity continues. The Germans are making repeated terrific attacks In an effort to Cap ture the heights of Koxlouwka In Tu kollut pass, which they won and lost twice since last Sunday. They aro now entrenches within forty paces of the Russian positions and. despit their heavy losses, aro apparently hopeful of capturing them. On the rest of the Carpathian front the llusslaiis seemingly are mak ing progress. The Kgyptlan army has Just placed to its credit a brilliant feat by annihi lating a force of 200 Turks and Arabs of l leered bv Germans, who wore pre paring to attack Tor at the entraneo of the Gulf of KU'ja. SiiiM-rlor hh A Gators. In the view of Hritlsh experts, (lie air raid on Kelgium proves that th Hritlsh airmen are superior to tha Germans and havo a great advantago In the possession of a base on tho continent as well us In England, for the Hritlsh, If Ihey are Unable to re t urn. can land in Frame. Tho Ger mans must make the round trip acroas the sea. In France. Flanders and Alsace there bus been little or no fighting' of Importance so fur us tho official re ports disclose, It Is announced that the lea.de ra In the South African rebellion are to be put en trial for treason, and, In .10" - union lu oirin ii i, 'ii ii i,, u sut.rt for looting imd for damage done by themselves or thijlr followers, while the men of means will lose all their property, Meanwhile, the gov ernment has announced Its Intention to push with vigor the rampaign against German Southwest Africa, Following Premier Asiiullb's an nouncement of his belief that wheat would fall In price. It sold at North' ;impton today at filly-eight shillings U illiarter, a decline of two shillings. Viol i:vr ggi:f-isivi3 IK TAKIOV lY GfORMANS Hurls. Feb. 13 (10:50 p. m.) The following official communication was issued by the war office tonight: "In I'elgluin there have been artil lery net ions At I.4i Holsselle wo Vlewr up a series of mines, occupying th excavation. "Kefore Domi'ierre, southwest ot Pennine, the explosion or one of lbs mines took by hui prise Havarlan pris oners at work. "The enemy has bombarded the villages at Hailly and Trsoy-le-Val. "nur heavy artillery has reached the railway station of Noyon. In the Champagne district In Ihe region of Soiialli, one of our battalions which had been successful In taking posses sion of a wood lu trout of our trench es was not able to maintain its posi tion before a counter-attuck by su perior forces. "A violent snowstorm has prevented the artllhvy from rendering efficient support." The Fit.mli war office this after noon Issued a report on tho progress of the righiing which says: "From the sea to the Lys the Ger mnns yesUrday bombarded violently Nieuport and the country of the Ounes. Their artillery fired on Tprea during the night of February 11-13 and on our positions to the east of OVER RETREAT 0 RUSSIANS FROM a time limit on speecne.