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CITY EDITION ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1915, jilly ly Carrie ir Mall, B(tii n Moiilli. Mimic topics 5c. V . , VXWV. No. Id. f EDITION IXL VILLA PROUD OF tiEiiT victor, Second City of Mexico Is Tak en After Brief Resistance by Enemies,' Who Are Flee- Precipitately, TAMPICO NEXT POINT OF CONVENTION ATTACK Many Prisoners Are Taken and List of Dead Is Long Com- . pared With Casualties Re ported by Northern Chief, RY MORNlNS JOURNAL RMClAL LEASKO WIRI F.I Paso, Tex., Feb. 14. General Villa, In a telegram today, described liia triumphal entry into Guadalajara, the western metropolis ot Mexico which was evueuated l,y the Carranz.a IriHins after brief liifhuiiu outside Ihei city. Villa said that during the thir- j ly hours the city hud been left -with-1 oiii any authorities, the population maintained perlect order. Villa, tola of the enthusiasm of the, people at his' reappearance in Ike city which he 1 previously had taken from the Car-' rauza troops. His message continued: J "1 will at once continue to pur- j sue the enemy. General Hodolfo Fler-: rii with only Iwenly-livo men of his' escort checked the forces of the im-j piuleiit Margin (the former Carranza' garrison commander), at l'ajocuaraii. : lie attacked them and pursued themj tor six miles, killing I Ml and taking; horses, one cannon ami a machine gun. Three of Fierro's men were kill-I e,l. Shortly after Generals Llaiicz and j llodrigucJ! continued the pursuit ofi lha Carrama troops into Kaput Inn. I "Near Ciudad Muiz a battalion mi-; der Colonel Kiuiliano Znrabla de-; fiMted 2,0(10 men commanded by I General Acosta Elizondo and others. killing 1 00, and capturing 40 prison ers and munitions. At Monterey the attack made by .Maclovio Ucrreru, I'ulilo Gonzalez and Vlllareul proved a complete liaseo." Villa is expected to remain in the vicinity of Guadalajara several days before proceeding to attack Tainpieo, the east const port, w hich is his next projected move in the. preaont cam paign against I lie Carrunxa troops. . Population Is Decreased Six Hundred Thousand by War and ,UUU,UUU Are vvnn out Employment, IBV MUAHIlia JOURNAL fPKGIAl LKAaiO vial New Vork. Feb. 14. Helgium'e population has been reduced by about j i.OMOU us a result of the war audi b'T condition prcseiiis a slluatlon without parallel In history, sa.vs are-: Port issued tonight by the ltot'kefel- j teller foundation from ita war re lief commission sent to investigate the (fleets of the war upon nun coinbutants. ll is the lirst report from this commission which went lo I Belgium last November. , j After detailing how means oi i transportation, communication and banking exchange have been destroy-j d, commerce and industry paralyzed, j homes and other buildings laid low, i the agricultural districts devastated j and the food supply virtually cut off, , the report says: "Yet If one is to understand the Belgian problem it la perhaps neces-i ary to emphasis, not the destitution j of a few hundred thou'sana, but the j suddenly enforced inactivity of a j strong and healthy nation of i,00,- ; ouu: j -No lai allel in Uihtorj. "This is what makes the Belgian situation a tiling without parallel in! history." I After stating Umt then- uro Ktl,- i (PIO Ilelgiau refugees In Holland and 10(1,000 in Fneland, t. i t.,,, t m,yH j noil me inimoci ot people who aro still in Ilelgium, but who hae been unveil out OI meir Homes, lias not i yet been eslim.ited. The army, ilsajs, I has drawn off 3,'.0,UUV men. ! (if the destruction of homes and! Property, the report says: . I "We. found luuig people in cellars! under the ruins of their homos: in j lofts over the cow stalls: saw ctiil-l dren that had been born in hen coups and pig stys and learned of one man ho considered that he was doing, e when Ihe population of his i poultry house wMs reduced from twenty-two to eighteen refugees. Not a )o.eu Houses la-ft. "In Vise there were l.ltdO fansilies w'e did not see a doen houses stand big. In Louvclgne, 7 0 out of U0 houses were destroyed. In Treinelco half of the houses were razed." The destruction of stock ' i ed I greater imporlance than the dej di ai ruction of houses, the repon dares. "The couiily is pretty de- well -leased f Irnrncs and oxen," It con i:TllKlt I-OltCAST, Washinalon, rh. 14. New Mcxjvo; Fair Monday and lun " . ; . : AT GUADALAJARA IR CARRANZA DESOLATION OF n n niiirtfl lunPT DLLb U IUu-1 i miinii mi nrnnnni IliniLIII II III KL II K II but HVVrULUIIi IILUUIIU tinucs. "The armies hove not refrain ed finitely f Dun iccjuiMtiuniiiK milch cows. The peasants ale in the great est terror that the few umnuils that remain to them may he taken. They are, therefore, I i 1 1 i 1 1 k them and dis posing of them for what they can get. Meat is selliiiK abundantly at halt ltM usual price in whip places. If thin process continues, such local!! leu will have no livestock of any sort by spring." Agricultural situation. Begat'ding the agricultural situa tion, the commission found thai au tumn harvesting has somehow been done ami that it is conceivably that Belgium may continue to Kiise'most of her own (potatoes, fruits and fresh vegetables. No one is calculating be yond the next harvest and such reck oning indicates that a harvest is ex pected," the report says. "Kverj body is trying lo help everybody else. "In France we found that it was clearly the policy of the Herman oc cupation, behind the dentin lines, to promote the planting of, next year's crops and In spare milch cows and breeding animals. It would naturally lie the policy of the Merman occu pation in Belgium to encourage - the raising of foi nisi u (Is." Count Bcvciitlnw repeals the Ger man order, the declaration of which he declares is a considerate warning, and adds: ed 'Whether II Is regarded or pro tisted Is of secondary Importance." I'riliflxfs Tour of Note. "If lis conseipieiucs are depicted as Inexcusable,' " Count Iteventlow continues, "we may believe that the l' nlted Slut's government misjudges its ground. The same can be said of the remarkable phrase in the note that the -fulled States Kovernment will see itself impelled to hold thu (ierman imperial government respon sible fur such action of lis naval au thorities. One cannot escape the conclusion that 1'resident Wilson and Secretary Bryan In their communica tions with the .Mexican pretenders anil relic! leaders have accustomed them selves to a tone that is not suitable for communications with the (ierman cni- pire In connection w ill the destruction of houses and property , the report says that no estimates ran be ob tained of the total either of the mili tary requisitions ami levies or ot the destruction of properly but I hat this total must be enormous. "While the German army was fighting Its way acrosH lielginm," it continues, "the soldiers of both sides took poiinrv food supplies, wines and holding lo Die limit of tlreir immidiate desires, or bevond. . . . . . . , i.til inn since men me ...unim v "'""', i has reoiiisitioned grain, canned goods, food sooi. lies, livestock and horses fr,,m towns and countryside. . It ,,IM "as, also requisitioned such tilings as io. ton and woolen stores, both raw am j ne.iinf ieinied. conoer fixtures and implements in some factories, motor , ears, gasoline ami any maciuuerv mm can be used in the manutacuire oi armaments." iH'stitutioil Conipb tc. The commission found that the de struction of tools and implements cannot be estimated, in smaller places ami in some large towns like Lnuvalu and Malines, "where there was fight ing or wholesale burning, it appears that nearly ail the remaining houses have been looted," the report says. The population, the commission re count is denied the use of the telc h om.i i.li.olioiie and there Ih no j mall or other means of communlea i lion with the outside world except I ihrniurh f'.erman channels. Tho col lapse of the banking exchange the .... ... Hit. i,t the i cninm ssiou iiiuoo io - w I . . .l.... .,.lii unil nelfotia- i , wi'iuim - v - ,, . hie securuies weie ir-m.m... ... vance of the invasion. "Gernuin requisitions are paid for. not in money j by receipts which are saiu iu j often of the most informa. sort. report anMre. .... . ........ lv ! evolved ! "self around a highly com-j I.I.V v.. . f,.i tr.'insiioi i. fooi- V . , . . , ,,i municatlon anu excnannr. iBi this mechanism mis oeen com- Htinihllated. ...mniren nnrt IllllUSIIV ale iuiib , ct a standstill. The only tradespeople I who do any business are those who j oll foods or clothing. All govern- meiil employes (railways, postoffices, etc ) are therefore either nucessai lly ' out 'of work or arc striking against the I German occupation." rm. ,.,,..rt notes that SOIlie dial mines, factories and shops are work- j ing on short time. j In connection with the alleviating influences the report concludes: .'re... HiuHster heing national in scale is shared by nil. I ne eoi.-i R.-u- ; .... v,,', Mimimoned every courageous i Virtue Into expression. Furthermore., treatment of foreigners in Mex- the universality ot tne caiamuy m mnMcn!lv distributes tne ooiue... There is a general moratorium for the verv poor. Tenants pay no rent, and . i. landlords are thereby im- UIOOK1I ..:,. uoverished the tenants are not cwi t- ed." STOP EXPORT OF t,r MOANING JOURNAL fLIAL LlAIJtO WIRll New York, Feb I I --An iinmciliale embargo on the exportation of wheat ns a preventive "f further raise In the price of bread Is l .-commended for consideration by the federal gov ernment In the report of Mayoi J. J. Mitehel's food cominitlee. submllted i y George W. 1-erkina. the chairman today. TKe oinioii is expressed n the report that if wheat coii.mues to lie exported at rate, the price me preseni of' bread will soar Mavor Mitchcl has report to President much higher, forwarded the Wilson. Tho iilihlioliiing of wheat by the farmers for higher prices and spei u lution on the basis of continued heavy export are given by Mr. I'erklns as the cuimea for (he high prices. "1.. tha .iv m.tiillia since the war i began." declares the report, "we have exported many million bushels more than we exported in the preceding thirty months and the impression is abroad in the land lhat these large shipments to Europe have more than consumed our surplus and that our present supply is below our uctual netids. Speculators doubtless believe lhat no steps will be taken to stop the exportation of wheat and that we are ...s.i: i.,.. .i.. iLiiir iu.ltnir on A WlOlUK IU SJ Lll muruiiui 'J a targe scale at advanced prices." PERKINS WOULD WHEAT BY LAW CARRANZA TAKES NEW MEANS OF UTTI HIMSELF IN BAD LIGHT Issues Another Proclamation Forbidding Representatives of Foreign Governments to Communicate With Generals FIRST CHIEF'S DIGNITY MUST BE MAINTAINED Ministers to Mexico Ask Gov ernments -for Permission to Leave That Anarchistic Country, IR MORNINR JOURNAL RRItlAL lfD WIAE Washington, Keb. 11. Gen. Venus tlano Carranza, us first chief of the fonstiliitlonalist army, notified the world today that all communications to his government from outside 'sources must pass through him. Ifj directed to any general, lie said, they , must be referred to him anyhow. ( ar ranza's decree reached Washington through ltafael Zubaran Capiiiuny, Ills minister of Ihe interior, graphed it to F.llsen Aired who tele-1 ndo. Cur- i ranza's local representative. j Diplomats IH-guM'-d. j The order apparently will make it j impossible for diplomatic represe nta I tives of foreign governments to deal with the Carranza government except hv iroinir to Vera Cruz, which they have been unwilling to do lest such action be construed as formal recog- nm,,n A I ready most of the diplo mats nt Mexico City have asKcu men ....,...,..... .. iuuiim In leave. fto ei kiih-ii-m i"i . - . , i ,., Ii,t(iter- i n lien i lie im i nil lion ..-, imu. . ., v . , . , ,,f ,,,, have been H,vlH(1(, to UH(. (M,.ir ,,w n discretion, ,,., ,,,.. i atrrt ih.i activity (if Arnt,,.01in consular representatives w,10 heretofore have dealt with tlo defacto government, whatever it hap pened to be. Car ra iih'h rris lamal ion. The telegram to Arredondo said: "The first chief of the constitution al'st army bus been apprised of fre quent canes in which persons of di verse nationalities, styling themselves t.onfiileiulu.1 o 'oilulr agents of for eign governments without really be ing so, and other persons styling themselves representatives of foreign I colonic or large foreign interests es tablished In Mexico prelenu lo iibik renresentatioiis. address communica tions and treat directly about matters: i of an international character w ith uu ferent leaders of tho constitutional's! army. Must .Maintain iiiimny ..-.,-",. ve In cases where , It is taken by persons a, tually aci n d - itcd. tends to disrupt me o y w - souum luCuu i . . . VhV srh ef f tho ufore- orovokina- disorder ami lurk of cohesion in governmental C :e- cisiom,, with much dangef for our "Tiw defection of Gen. ! rancisco ..... , .. , .1.. Vina am omer eauers .u ye ern aivision involves n piuiuui "f' f-nee which w-e lllllHt bear In I I l'' avoid In the future the lack of politi cal discipline of inexperienced lean er. "Military leaders before whom such representations may 'K' made- muni confine themselves to In forming, the representatives of for eigners that they should take such matters up directly with the first duel of tho constitutionalist army." Warns Military Chief. Military chiefs are warned to reject j "all promises of political assistance emanating from foreigners." While high officials were reticent as t() (Lltin.(, course of the i; niteu ,, ,,, ,.nt it is evident lhat thp .,., famine in Mexico fiiy and the plight or the diplomatic corps there have given the adminis tration much concern. Although eight censors are on duly at Vera Cruz to prevent dispatches ! unfavorable, to the Carranza cause I f,-m lieliin- sent abroad, it has been learned authoritat ively that for some j time barely courteous reunions iiuii-; in.. ii Timinialned belwecn Carranza and the consuls of Spain and Great i i,.,.j, ,-,.,, j (hy wireless to Say. Britain at Vera Cruz.. These consuls j ,111,..) .Wording lo the r.uda,Kl often have found it difficult to scejalv (.WS,1M1.. A.esl, Die Anslro. (arraiiz.a, fieiiuenlly being forced to , j,,,, ,,,,.(,! t,.,M)iw iiiu-rcd (Im town wait for hours in his reception room only to be told to eall again. Both the Spanish, and British consuls incurred the displeasure of Cananzu becauso of their persistence in calling to his at tention what they considered unjust aggression on foreign property. .Many Spaniards Kxifdted. The American consul at Vela Cruz, VV. W. Canada, has time anil ygaiu made represenlations lo Carranza on Ihe trealment of Ihe Spaniards. Be ccnllv he wa instructed to say that the department of slate had learned of ihe shoot ing of seven Spaniards at ApUaoo and of another at a nearby town and pointed out that unless this method of reprisals was stopped the world at large would tie shocked, that a continuation of the policy of execut ing Spaniards would be regarded with keen displeasure by the Bulled States and would place personal responsibil ity on Carranza. USE SKIS IN MAKING . SHARP BAYONET CHARGE (BY MORNIN JOURNAL RMCIAL LIARAO WIRC! Geneva (via Paris) Feb. 14. What , is said to be the first bayonet charge on skis during the prei.ent war was made yesterday In the Vosges moun tains' near Col-du-Bonhomme. Forty Alpine chasseuers with two officers were cut off by the Germans and were ordered to surrender. They re fused and charged down the snow covered slope on their skid into the German trenches, where a terrible struggle took place before the FTencfl jjoldiera were overcome. Summary of War News of lesterday The latest official statements dis close few detail 'f the progress of the buttles In the eastern war none, presumably for the reason that the Itusslans, who have been retiring from F.ast Prussia, have not yet made ready to meet the advance of Ihe reinforced German army. In l'oland the cl'l'ing forces are In alignment to the south of Warsaw, while the Austro-i Ierman troops are making advances in llukowlna ami have captured linporiant positions, not only there, but in ihe Carpathians In the neighborhood of I ink la pass. In the western arena activity has been increased along the entire front, particularly on the purl of ihe ar tillery. More than l.iMliumu Germans are being- assembled and formidable entrenchment an; being prepared along the Hhitie, according' to persons who have boon expelled by the Ger mans from A Isace-I.oi ralne. In addi tion, all the villages in that territory are being imido resile for a siege. Great Interest centers in the reply which Germany will make to the American note rcbpecling the decla ration by Germany of a sea war zone around the British Isles and a press dispatch from The Hague announces lhat the American ambassador to Germany, dames W, Gerard. has been Invited to He German eastern headiiunrters for a conference with Kmperor William. Italy has made virtually the same representation to Germany as I hose embodied 111 the American note. Through the Italian ambassador at Berlin, Italy 1ms osked thai her po sition as a neuirai power be main tained according to the rules of in. lei national law ami 'hat the right of her ships to proceed be recognized without molestation further than a search. The Serbian fortvi s-4 of Sainendi la Is said to have lecn blown up hy a detonation of its powder magazine alter a bomlmrilinciii ny .iimiro-iuiu-garian artillery. A news agency dispatch from Msn ipiolcs the Serbian government as an nouncing the Invasion "f the depart- in). nt of Prlsrend by Albanians who, in suoeiior forces, i-niiipciico no- r . i I. inns to retreat and are continuing lo advance into srnia. All domestic oats and other grain necessary for fnrii for horses will I... exnronriati d bvwadcr of the Gcr- inan b'ldesrat or federal i H i in ll. Ki.eiuMHis of I he allied powers, at a meeting- In laiiidon held for the pur pose of discussing the international uiiiniiloTi adopted resolutions de clining that while the allied sucialisls I had resolved to Jlyht until veiny was achieved, they had also rcsoiveu to "resist any attempt - to transfer, this defensive war into a war of con-j quest. T MUKNINS JOURNAL PVCIAl LKARCO WIS! I Pes Moines, la.. Feb. 14 To pre vent a repetition or last night s scenes, upon the order closing saloons ill lies Moines, tnn-uttm,.. , pjh(y.,,jx Mavor lliinna today it-sued instruc- lions that the saloons must close to j morrow at 6 p. m. I'tider the mulct I law and tho terms of the. city's per- i ..... .1 ih.. ..! ..,,!.. nnlll ,,. . , . ..... i i i morrow nigni, me saioons coinu ,mu remained open until 9 o'clock. The liquor men, through their attorneys tonight, said they would obey Ihe m.lvrH orders. Cohd.tions which aU ,,, ,,, ,w streets I l..l.. !..! I.I last iiiKMl noil ll ninei nun Liinn im h resulted from excessive inebriation caused Mayor lUanna's order. The riiidi to lay iu slocks of '.vet goods brought enormous business to the sa loons yesterday and a repetition of tho lush is expected tomorrow. Attorneys for the saloonmen in the consent petition hearing before the district court, were said tonight to be ready to abandon their case tomor row when court re-eonvenes. lead ing saloonists claimed II was futile to continue the fight for existence any ioiiH-i , in i no in. e oi mi ao vei se i.n..- I lie sentiment. The action of the Iowa sentite in passing the prohibition amendment and agreeing lo the re peal of Ihe mule! law Is said lo lie re sponsible for their change of altitude. The two measures will be up in the Iowa assembly this week with every indication of I heir passing. War Bulletins. of Ka.laotz, In l.ukowiiia. so iiim-x-Hrl-lly that all llw iiichiIm-i'm of tho ICiisslau stuff were captured. Tho (-(iiiiiiiaiidlng Itiissian general, (!i iicw,HiiM'r adds, ooinmllled sui cide. liri-liii, I 'ch. II (tlu London.) 'I he biiiulorsi ulli today (l,l,lcl lo expro priate) all the domestic- mix ks or oats wild Iho cxccpllon of seed (mis and I ho grain iicci'suiry for fodder for liore. Tlif order becomes elToclho I cbrnary III. Tlio buiulcrKialli alo raised tho maviminii price of on I si by .' marks (9J2.ftO) jicr metric ton. IjiimIoii. li b, M (K:K p. m.) TIm ticrmaii' ciiiM-ri.r, according to an F.xcliange Tclcgi-apli ilispatcli from Tl.o Hague has Inviled (he American amlMi.ssiulor to icrmaii, .laiucw W. tJei-ard. ( a, confcrein i; at eastern licailquarlci--. Paris. I ch. II :! I. m.) A tele gram from NMi lo Havas nacnc.v says (In. following slatcmcnt was giv en out by the Serbian j;ovcrniiiciit to- ,,aVeslcrilay large iiikiiImts or AI baolaos broke through our lines, ......iM.r ii... froollcr iii the dciMirt- inciit of 11'lhCCiKl. llcfon M(i,N-rlor toriM-s of tho enemy, our Iroops. as ttcll mm the niuiilctiml authorities, were forced lo rclrcal. 'Hie Albaiilaiis continue to ad aiM In IIm dirc-UOii of tho 7.hmnI, 'oMillaii and (.lavolcbiiilz. "The pnciny ancc-clcdi In iTtain places in cutting the telephone and lelegrapli comiuuulcutioiw.'' 101 SALOONS HAVE RUSH FOR I LAST IT GOODS AERIAL BATTLE El BIG ZEPPELIN Conflict, Witnessed by Oppos ing Armies, Lasts for Forty Minutes of Continuous and Rapid Fire. WAR BALLOON QUITS WHEN ENEMIES RISE Planes Begin to Maneuver for Higher Altitude and German Machine Beats a Hasty Re treat, IV MONNINA JIVUHNAL ftPtClAL UAACD WIRII Genoia. Feb. 14 (via l'aris). A thrilling aerial battle belwecn a Zep pelin dirigible balloon and three French aeroplanes was witnessed yes- ' terday by thousands of German and French troops In the trenches a little south of M uelhuusen, In upper AT sneo. The SCcppfliu came from the HI ick forest and was sailing towaril Uelfort when It net the aeroplanes, which were fl.vlng much lower. A battle ill sued ami the conflict lasted for aboat forty mini.tes, both sides keeping up a conl iniious fire. The aeroplanes struggled to reach a higher level which would phu'e them above the di rigible and had almost succeeded when the, Zeppelin retired to the north at great speed. III SSI .STAI I' II S i i:.i; ii' l SI KIAXS! l'ctrograd, l'i b. H (via London, & p. in.) Russian staff officers assert today that notwithstanding the re occupalion of the crown land of Bu kowina by Austro-Gerinun armies It docs not constitute a menace to the Kusslan flank or to Ihe Hussion po sition about the town of Lcinbei g, This is due to the fact, tho Hussians maintain, to the north and aouth aroj mountain ranges which render that! section of the country Isolated and because the llussiim positions in mu the prohabillty of a successful attack. In - Ihe .mntuijt i pimaoH, whe.ro! much lighting at close range Is tak- If IK JJ'III' i III VI '( 1I1M IIH IIILV" M UU lit. Vlt new fighting tmuhlniH In tho shape M ooriio-iiu ov ci s uim i n e-spoiuei b. The former contrivance consists of a small apparatus capable of being car ried by io men. It thrown a thirty pound bomb for a distance of 200 or :ino yards into tlm lines of their opponents. It Is used when artillery is not available. The contrivance consists of a tube through which a stream of burning oil is forced for a distance of eight yards and which covers Willi flame every thing it touches. This apparatus la reported to be employed against bay onet charges, favorite luodo of Kus slan fighting. On the left bank of (ho Vistula riv er there Is evidence that the Germuns are re-grouping- their forces and they evidently are preparing a new attack in that region. SKClilAN If.HTIIISS IS IIMAW II l!V .MAia.IM'i I'.erllli, Feb. 11 (by wireless lo fti. vllle.) The Overseas News agency says that according lo telegrams printed .In Italian newspapers, Ihe Serbian fortress of Hemendria has been blown up by the explosion of Itu own powder magirlne after being shelled by Austro-llungariaii artil lery, Hemciidi'ia Is a town on (be lian libe, twetily-four miles soulheiiHl of Belgrade. rn jtt i; riGirriNG is CO.VHNl 111 IN I IIAXt l Paris, Feb. II (10:40 p. ill.) 'Ihe following official communication was issued hv the war office tonight: "Froui Ihe sea lo Ihe Mouse, no In fantry action Is reported. There hum been artillery duels In Belgium be tween Ihe (Use and the Aisne. and III I 'ha inpngiic. "In Bin r. ilc.e, ill the region of Poht-a-Moiif-son, we have delivered a counter-attack against tho enemy, who had occup'ed N'orioy and who had gained n fool hold on a neighboring height. The engagement, continue!). "No late advices have been received respecting the operations in the vil Icy of the Baueh. in which Ihe ad vance poslH are engaged." , Tlie following eoiniiiunii'alloil oil Ihe progress of Ihe war was Issued by the French War office Ibis nfteiiionn: "iu Belgium, Iho boiiibarilmeiit of N'ieuport-les-Biillis, (d our tietichoH In Ihe dunes and of Ihe city of Vproa continues. Our artillery delivered n counter-liomliardiiieiit of Ihe enemy' luillerios, "From (he I.ys to Ihe Ainip Iherf were nilcrmitleii! cnniionades. Near Noiil -ite, a. detachment or the enemy which liltclnpted lo advance upon our trenches was slopped hIii.c! by the tire of our Infantry. ' "In Champacne there has been ouilc intense aciivilv upon 4. in- fm it before' Jlheims. The chv has been again I oml.aid. d. Our fire upon llu (ierman ireiicln s app'-ars to-have 10 compliKhed good results. "l''rom the Aigonne to the .Vlof lie. the day was calm. "in Lorraine, German forces imc ed against those of our advanced fl : ments which occupy Ihe signal sta tion of Xon, northeast of I'onl-a-MoiiHsori. The results of the battle are not yet known. Iu Alsace the enemy haw taken the I offeimive through the valley of tne Lamb with two columns advancing along the north and aouth banks of the river. The rnan h of these troops in repotted to have been delayed Mild impeded hy our ski patrols. They are now in contact with our most ad vanced line., "A violent snow slorm is rug'.riij it. the VosgcH." 111 AEROPLANES AND AMERICANS ROBBED BY YAQUI INDIANS 11 norninr journal rrrc.al IRAR IH (in Hoard I'. S. S. San lUego, San Diego. Calif., Keb. H. K. A. Iluller and J. K. Colser, American mining men, were Mrlpp.nl of all their cloth ing- by Pftern Yioiul Indiana anil robbed of a bar of gold worth about Jjri.iMiO and 3tH) pesos, In the moun tains, of Solium, Mexico, according t a report today from the I 'nlted Slates gunboat Annapolis, at Guuy n.aa, llutler and Colser were traveling In a motor bout and left Ihe Ymiui river country Friday. The Indian have issued a decree, ordering alt Mexicans and foreigners from their land. THREE AEROPLANES HEADED TOWARD OTTAWA IBV MOUSING JOURNAL RRtllAL L1ARRI1 WIN!) tillawn. (int., Feb. 14. rremler Sir Koberl P.orden received a tela, grain from llrookville slut lug that at 10 o'clock tonight three aeroplanes were seen flying over that place head ing In the direction of Ottawa. Hrookvllle is about sixty miles due south of Ottawa, where the message caused considerable excitement. The military authorities were Informed and directed to take what precautions they could. SARAH BERNHARDT IS UNDER SURGEON'S KNIFE lav HORNiN juuasAi. avtciAL clAavo winu llordcaiix, Feb. U (via l'aris, 4.4."i p. m. I Sarah Hernliardi, after con sulting a professor of the faculty of medicine here, underwent an opera tion for an affection of Ihe knee to day at tho hospital SI. Augustine of Arcaehon. Mine. Ilcrnhardl has been suffering s.-verelv for many months and It Is believed lhal the operation will ef fect a complete cure. Slronsr German Offensive. Talis. Feb. 14. Refugees have been expelled from Alsace nunc declare that the Germans who I.or a re making extraordinary preparations lo resume Ihe offensive in that region, T - , , , QemOCrattC (JppOSltlOll t Pl'O DOSed IllllOVatlOll ailU AlSO r - , . . ' to Sfltp PUrCfiaSe Bill brOWS I . , . OLOnQlly, IRV MOANINR JOURNAL RRRCIAL LR ARID WIRRI Washington, Feb . 14. Whelhc the senate shall adopt a cloture rul on debate and bring the government snip ownersnip mu 10 n vine, reom ary IH, was perhaps the most inter esting iillesllou which faced congress in the program for the coming week. The fact that thus fur no cloture rule ever had been enforced In the upper house, attracted much atten tion to the attempt to lie made to morrow. Whether .such a rule can be passed seems doubtful ps (be senate demo crats are fur frcin unanimous on the proposal, notwithstanding lhat a democratic caucus agreed to Ihe pro gram last night. Seven democrats who revolted against the ship pur chase bill remained away from Ihe parly conference and others are not satisfied that any cloture rule should bo adopted, even should It be merely special rule for consideration of the ship purchase measure. Such action would be unprecedented in senate procedure, llaltlo on in llou-c. While the Semite is llghltng out I he plan to limit debate the action on the uhlii bill Itself will remain In the boiiHp. where II shitted last week. To morrow night house democrats will hoi, I u nitidis on the compromise Weeks-Gore shipping bill as amend ed with President Wilson's approval nn.l ll lu iilaimed lo uass the bill on Ihe following dnv under a special rule llmilliig debate to six hours. Thai the hill will be passed, there seems lo be no doubt, although many democrats do riot approve It mid scores of them refused to sign the caucus call. Whatever the house does, repilbll can senators insist that they will con- limi.. iheii' linrelent lllu opposition to the ship bill. Pioslileil! Has IHmliK Some denioeralic senators, who il Is believed will sUnd by the prest .I....I ,.,,lil II, e end are inclined to the belief thai even the chief execu tive has been convinced thai the re publican filibuster iu the upper house (aniiiit he overcome and lhat he de sires the house o pass the bill In Older to prove to the counlry Uml senale republicans, aided by a few Insurgent deiuoelats are priuialily re sponsible Tor the fate of the measure and the failure llius fir to pass ap propriation lullti. Should the lull be held up In Hie senate In older lo pass approprialioii bill:' beloie March 4, (hero are anion nnuloi'M who lliinli an extra session may be avoided, but members of congress generally con fidently expect siieelal session lo be called after the end or Ihe pieaent one. ' ( oudilloiiM I iireco(lclilc,l. The congeal Ion of Ihe big supply nieasi'iis for (he goernmenl Is un precedented at n nhort session of con. gross. The senate, with only sixteen working days left, has to pass Ihir loen appropriation lulls, Involving hundreds of millions of 'dollars lie cessary for the operation of the gov ernment, and of these, live have , not been uelcd upon by the houue. In view of (his situation. Speaker Clark thinks the chances of avoiding an ex tra session are small. House leaders who 'pressed the river and harbor bill, were gratified todav over what they regarded as an assurance that Seam or Jltirton prob ably would not filibuster against this measure in tho senate ha lie did last year. fcailogies on the late l!eiiesciila tive Martin of New Jersey were de livered III th" house today by Hep. resehtatives Kagut? and Hart. 1 CLOTURE RULE FOR SENATE NO PROBABLE Wi RUSSIANS MEET I BATTLEFIELDS OF EASTERN I Grand Duke Nicholas Concen trates Annies Near East Prussian Border and in Bukowina. ARTILLERY ENGAGEMENTS IN WESTERN THEATER Both German and French. Re ports Claim Successes; Lon don Interested in Pailia mentary Proceedings, IRT HORNINR JOURNAL RRRC.AL LIARIR, WIRRI London, Feb. 14 (19:35 p. m.) Two big bailies, it is believed, havu already begun or will soou begin on tlie HusmIhii suit, of the Fast Prussian frontier and on the river Heretll within llukowlna. The Uvisslan forces have withdrawn both In Knst Prussia and iu Bukowina In the face of au- perlor German and Austrian armies so that they might be enabled to con centrate, and come into closer touch with their lines of communication. The olficlnls make only tho briefest reference to the operations at theao two extremes of Iho eastern front, but what they do say indicates tint Iho Hussians hste already reached tho lines on which Grund Puke Mcholuu has decided to give batlle. Tim rest of the campaign In the ist, even the fighting III Ihe Carpath ians which Is proceeding under m worst weather conditions, Is over shadowed by these greater events, on the result of which both side;, aro staking so much. ' . German ( lalm Mcloiy, The Germans claim to have won a, big victory over the ItilHwlans In Kat Prussia and Ihe Austrian announCB the Husslnn retirement in liukowlin with elation, but apparently Pulro grad views these incidents Wdhout misgiving. Iu the west tlierp has been a con tinuation of heavy artillery bombard ments In which Hnelms has again nufff-reil, and several Infantry attacks on different parts of the line. In which, both kiUds claim to, have .bffn suc cessful. From unofficial sources comes tho iifws that St. Mlhlcl, on the Meiise. which Hie Germans havn held so long', has come miller the fire of Ihe French guns, which shows that the French have cither made un nrt vuiicn In thla field or have brought up heavier guns in an effort to dis lodge the Germans. Little l ighting I'JIh w here. Iu F.gypt, the Caucasus and Mcho- potumia, there has been either tm lighting, or engagements which tho belligerents do not consider worthy of mention In the official dispatches. At sea the weather has been such Hint naval operations ore out of the question. The Kngllsh coast has been washed by tremendous sens for two (lays past, with tho result that a number of ships have been wrecked and considerable, damage, has been, donn at several ports. Interest In Parliament. A good deal of interest Is belnir taken In the coming week's proceed ings of the British parliament, for tomorrow David Lloyd-George, chan cellor of the exchequer, will make a statement on the llmiticlBl arrange ments belwecn Great Britain, Franco and Kussla uml Winston Spencer Churchill, first lord of the admiralty, will review the naval situation. Later in the week the dobate will be continued on the Increased cost of Hie necessaries of life, in connection with a number of meetings held throughout the country on Saturday and Sunday, nt which the government was urged to take steps to control tho supplies of food and Hi" means of their distribution. HI KSI.W OFFICIAL UFItHtT OF OPKIt.TIONS Pelrograd, Feb. I t. -The following official statement from the general staff of the Bumkiiiii commander-in-chief was made public tonight: "The fighting on the right bank of llu. Vistula Is developing gradually on Ihe front of Vochowo up to the high way from Myszlnic lo Oalroleiika. It has assumed the character of partly Isolated combats. . "In tlie legion of l.yck, Baygrod and Gra.tcwo, the fighting la charae leil.ed by considerable obstinacy. Furl her north our troops have, fallen back upon the unfortified line of the river Nieinen under pleasure of heavy German forces. "On the lift bank of the Vistula, tlieie baa been only cunoonading;. "On Die Nida the enemy has devel oped froui lime to time a very intnn.w aiiilleiv fire "In the Carpathian; wo have, re pulsed aitni'ks by Iho enemy iu the region of Goilice and Svldnik. Wo have captured Iho eneiuy'i fortifica tions at Smolnik, east of Ltipkow, w hol e we took eight.- ir officers and r- than ii Ihousand soldiers and three machine guns. "Tenacious cngageini nls are In progress on Hie iniklu. Wyszko' front ami on Ihe loads toward Nadworna." i: ssi ws hf ri-.. SI l lil, I AGAGKML'VrS Vienna, I'ch. II (tin Loudon. Feb. 15, 12:211 a. lit. -The official slate ment l.-Hued tonight follows: "The situation in Itiwsian-i'oland and west Gahcia remains unchanged. On part of our battle front, In the ImkU Hector, against which a vigor ous KusfTan Htlack was mane, threw hack th- enemy and also tho Siberian troops from two dominating heights and stormed a villages, near. Vtskong, "Fouullv sueccesfiil was nil altaclc by the allied Germans and Austrlaus lu the middle Carpathian woods where we captured from the enemy heights over which there bad tveeu ENEMY ON OK