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Spelter 5.15B6 fj X - WEATHER Tonight and Thursday Copper 12.00 12.25 - fair not much change In tempera- j BH FEARLESS, INDEPENDENT, PROGRESSIVE NEWSPAPER 1 i H F.r.y.f,ur,h Yr-No 311. OGDEN CITY, UTAh7WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 18, 1914 En..r. .. s.na e t.f .t , um. ' I TURKS FIRE ON AMERICAN WARSHIP I TURKISH FORTS AT SMYRNA FIRE ON UNITED STATES CRUISER TENNESSEE Captain Decker Reports Incident to Navy Department and Says That Fears Are Felt for the Safety of the American Consulate Secretary Daniels Awaits Detailed Re ports From Ambassador, Consul General and Commander of the Tennessee. Washington, Nov 18 The United States cruiser Tennessee or her l launch probably the latter was fired upon yesterday by the Turkish forts at Smvrna. Captain Benton , C. Decker of the cruiser, reporting i the incident today to the navy de- partment gave no details of the fir ing, but added that fears had been 1 acd felt for the safety of the American consulate. ac- While awaiting further reports "ant. from Captain Decker and others from Ambassador Morgenthau and Consul antir General Horton, officials here have two theories, One is that the cruiser may have been sending a guard ashore to pro r MY tn? consulate and Americans, and other foreigners. They draw this "er" from Captain Decker s statement that ruc' fears had been felt for the safety of tat the consulate u!,am The other is that Captain Decker Ler had called on Consul General Horton, who after returning the call was be was , ing taken back to shore by the crui- naa set's launch which may hae been I reluming after hours of entry pre alnst scribed by port officials which are 9 re ery strict. Before regarding the firing upon nese the American ship as a hostile act, e re" officials here are Inclined to await ut further reports and hold to the be- 1110111 lie! that It might have been a mis understanding or the act of some lo- ca official which will quickly be corrected in Constantinople. noaf There has been considerable un- m' " easiness about the Tennessee and also the North Carolina, her sister ship, since they went lo Turkish wa- ters to look after the interests of Americans, at the end of their voy- 1 age to the European continent with gold lor etranded tourlBts. Reports of mishaps to both ships have been frequent but always have been dis f proved by official dispatches. I Ambassador Morgenthau's reports of internal conditions in Turkey since i the Ottoman empire joined the dual alliance in the. war upon the entente powers, convinced officials here it would be wise to have both Bbips remain In the Mediterranean for the i present and both have been going from port to port in Turkish waters, 8 1 or those nearby. j So far. Ambassador Morgentbau B reports concerning the safety of Amer 1 leans have been reassuring. An un der current of uneasiness was cre J ated, however, early this month when 1 the Turkish commander at Beirut ad- . dressed a note to the American con- BUl general, which he intended for the information of the French and British governments, declaring that j for every Mussulman killed in a 3 J bombardment of any open and unfor- titled port, three British or French 1 r subjects would be put to death, and ! J added that he coulu not take the re i i jl gponsibility for any uprising against j the Christians which might follow j au h an event J It was pointed out at the time, that . J bombardment of any open and un j fortified towns was unlikely, as It is " j prohibited by The Hague convention. I j Those Turkish officials who remain e at the embassy here were confident t that if the Tennessee had been fired j upon, it was the act of some local i " official, which would be quickly taken up by the Constantinople government. further than calling for inquiries J from other American officials in the 1 vicinity it appeared that Washington i was awaiting further reports from J the Tennessee herself before proceed- i mg It became known also that Eng- I i land and France were asking their I commanders In the Mediterranean for i information of the incident I Another official view is that the i firing may not have been Intended J B8 unfriendly but merely as a warn ing that the port was closed That is said to be a utmal form of notl 3uw fying a foreign vessel that port is closed when other notifications have not been made. Vourlah Is about 10 miles from Smyrna. The cruiser North Carolina, s at Beirut on the coast of Asia Minor. ;ibonl r.OO miles away Secretary Daniels Immediately no tified Acting Secretary Lansing of the firing and that official immedl ately called upon Ambassador Mor gentbau at Constantinople to make a complete investigation Communi cation however, between Constanti nople and the United States Is very slow. The latest message from Mr. Morgentbau received yesterday was dated November 12 It made no LJP mention of any disturbance. Those officials who regard the in $1 cldent as a misunderstanding of some kind, say that had Captain Decker been convinced that the Turkish forts were firing upon his ship as an act of hostility, the big fighting machine would not have steamed away to the harbor of Chios without a further in cident While there is no question whatev er of the right of the Tennessee to protect Americans and their Interests in the Mediterranean the question of protection of citizens of England, Rus sia and France, which are at war with the porte, may raise a delicate situation BRITISH FLEET WRECKSTRAINS World on Bruges Ship Canal Are Bombarded and De stroyed by Warships. London. Nov. 18. 7.53 a. m A Rot terdam dispatch to the Daily Mail savs : "The British fleet received infor mation Monday which led them to arry out a vigorous bombardment at Knncke and Zeebruge on the Belgian ( oast The Solway company's works on the Bruges ship canal, which arc being used as a base for German mili tary trains, were wrecked A train of five cars filled with soldiers, was struck by a sheil, took fire and was destroyed. Much damage was done to the German stores and supplies." Germans Suffer Heavy Losses. London. Nov. 18. 8 40 a. m. The correspondent of Reuters Telegram I company at Amsterdam sends the I following : "According to tjie Telegraafs Sluls, Netherlands, correspondent, the I Germans occupying Dixmude have suffered heavy losses. In fresh fight ing which has taken place there they lont 2700 men The town of Nleu porl is badly damaged lleay can nonnding was heard Tuesday in the direction of Ypres indicating a renew al of the heavy fighting there. "Fugitives say that additional sub mai mop are being constructed at Zeebruge " , oo GERMAN OFFICERS KILLED AT FRONT Berlin Reports Two Deaths and One Wounded War saw Governor Captured. Berlin. ia The Hague and London. Nov. 18, 4.35 a m. German casualty lists just issued record the deaths of two generals and the wounding of another General Alfred Von Yrle len was killed on November 12 and General Von Lepel Is the other com manding officer reported killed on the field of battle General Von Lepel was m command of the reserve Infan try dl'. ision. General Stenger, com mander of the Fifty-third German in fantry brigade Is listed as having been 'se erely wounded The Tageblatt s Gostynln, Poland, correspondent, relates the details of the capture of Governor on Korff of Warsaw Monday morning It ap pears from this account that the gov ernor. with his adjutant, approached Kutno in an automobile, not knowing that the city had already been taken by the Germans after bloody street fighting Suddenly the governor found himself before the vanguard of German cavalry and tried to es cape, but was overtaken by the Metz dragoons and surrendered without re sistance He was brought to Gnesen Monday night and confined In the best hotel there. The American Red Cross division at Gleiwltz in Prussian Silesia, near the Russian border, expects shortly to be moved to a more, northerly spot The capital of the Krupp company, which manufactures Germany's big guns and other war material, is to be increased from 70.000,000 to 25n I 000,000 marks, according to the pro posal of the directors which were sub mitted to a general meeting of the company at Essen on November 12. The Increase Is justified, it was sta I ted. by the demands of war, and by ; earlier enlargements of the works, , purchases of coal fieldB and so forth, j which locked up considerable capital ! Th new stock Issue will as usual bp taken by the Krupp family. A part of the new capital will be paid in on December 31. The directors also proposed a di vision of 12 per cent as against the fourteen declared in the previous year. The directors al6o signed 3, uOO.OOO marks towards the relief of tho families of soldier employes, 2, 000,000 to the employes furlough fund and 1,000,000 to the pension fund. oo ItUV. WALOtlK PRAISES JAPS Former German Executive at Tsing Tau Is Taken to Fu kuoka Prison Station. New York. Nov. 18. The East and West News bureau today made public the following cablegram received from Tokio "Captain Meyer Waldeck formerly governor of Tsing Tau, yesterday was brought to Fukuoka, where there is a station for keeping prisoners. (Fu kuokn is a port in Kioushu the south ernmost island of Japan.) After ex pressing his deep gratitude for the honor conferred upon him by the Japanese emperor in allowing him to wear his sword, Captain Waldeck said : " 'What led Germany to fortify Tsing Tau was, aside from providing itself against the attack of China, the presumption that some day Tsing Tau might face as an enemy England, France or Russia We never dream ed that we should ever fight with Japan. There is nothing but praise for the marksmanship of the Japan ese gunners of heavy artillery, the shrewdness of the scouts and the skill shown In the entrenchment of the Japanese troops. Although thenS p much room for Improvement In the markmanshlp of the Japanese Infan try, their hurricane-like assault is un equalled by the Infantry of other nations." GERMANS CLAIM 0000 PROGRESS Troops Are Using Their Vic tory at Wloclawck to Great est Advantage. Berlin. Nov 18 via The Hague and London lu 52 a m. An official war bulletin given out in Berlin today sets forth that the operations on thu eastern front are progressing favor ably. The Germans apparently are using their victory at Wloclawek to the greatest advantage The Rus sian armies defeated near Llpno are today probably in the vicinity of Plock, and the forces defeated near W loclawek are now near Kutno and Lesch) tea For the continuation of operations, the bulletin goes on to say that it will be of the greatest Importance for the German troops from the region of Soldau to make further progress against the right wing of the main Russian army. If the Russians In tend to retire behind the Vistula, such a retreat, considering the extremely bad conditions of the roads would be most difficult, consequently the Russians probably will prefer to make a definite stand when the Ger man and Austrian forces attack. The papers of Berlin declare again today that the fall of Belgrade. Ser via is imminent oo TOTAL CASUALTIES IN BRITISH NAVY London, Nov IS P.. 12 p. m Wins ton Spencer Churchill, first lord of the admiralty, stated in the houso of commons today, in reply to a ques tion, that the total British naval cas ualties to date were' Officers killed. 222. wounded. 37: missing, S. Men killed, 455, wounded 42R, miss ing. 1 This list, the first lord said, did not lncludo the missing officers and men in the royal naval division at Antwerp and on the British cruiser Good Hope, sunk by the Germans off the Chilean coaet which totalled 1000 and S75 respectively GEN. CARRANZA HEDGES AGAIN First Chief Repudiates Gen. Gonzalez Telegram and Re fuses to Retire. BIG TROOP MOVEMENT Villa Advancing Southward and Battle North of Mexico City Is Imminent. Washington Nov. 16 General Car ranza has repudiated the telegram sent for him by General Pablo Gon zales to General Gutierrez in which the first chief was represented as saying that he would retire This was announced today in an official dispatch from American Consul Sil llman. Carranza declared he had been mis understood In the telegram Gonza Iez sent on behalf of Carranza the first chief was described as ready to resign if both he and Villa reln quished their commands nnd met In Havana not later than November 25. No mention was made of the man to whom the executive power was to be delivered and Carranza now de clares he never Intended to resign in favor of Gutierrez and will not de liver his place to any other than a man whom he could trust to carry out conditions he imposes. Troop Movements Under Way. While American Consul Sillman re ported that great efforts were being made, to patch up the difficulties through intermediaries, other official advices said big troop movements were under way and that a battle was imminent north of Mexico City, where the Villa troopB were now ad annng southward. in connection with Carranza's repu diation of the message sent for him by Gonzales, Villa adherents here deelai ed that at the Torreon confer ence, which was convened during the summer in an attempt to heal the first breach between Carranza and Villa, Gonzales acted as spokesman for Car ranza and signed the agreement which was later similarly repudiated by the first chief. oo 06DER FIRST IN ITS LOYALTY TO HOME MANUFACTURERS Royal A. Barney of the Knight Woolen Mills of Provo is in the city to view the "Home Products" exhibi tions. He states that he has never seen a better display of home-made articles than are shown In Ogden this week and he pays a high compliment to the businessmen and citizens here for their loyalty to home production In fact, Mr Barney says, while the hat must be doffed to Ogden as the firxt clean city of the state, it is also Incumbent on those acquainted with tho people's loyalty to home manu facturing to pay thf highest tribute to the city for interest in the manu faclurlng and purchablng of home made goods. He says that Ogden 16 first in the state in this respect by a large margin. Speaking of the condition of the mills at Provo, Mr. Barney says that the plant is now running full capac ity and employs 250 hands at reason ably good salaries He says the pros pectB are that the mills will be re quired to dc extra work to fill orders for the European war. Foreign coun tries are seeking bids from all the nulls of the country for blankets and liotuing material. The Provo mills have Improved and enlarged facilities until the com pany is now prepared to meet the demands of the trade to a large ex tent, much the same aa the Scowcrott Company of Ogden Is prepared to sup ply a large demand in the line of overslls and other wearing apparel. CUSTOMS INSPECTOR SHOT BY MEXICAN Naco, Ariz , Nov 18. R. H Reyn olds, a United States custom inspec tor, was shot through the left leg by a stray Mexican bullet today when the Maytorena forces made a general attack upon the Carranza garrison of Naco Sonera. Reynolds was in a hotel on the American side at the time. The bone of the limb was shat tered The artillHry fire of the attackers was not well directed and shrapnel burst frequently oer the bomb proofs of the American troops guarding the border. Bullets from Maytorena's Yaqui riflemen also crossed the in terrational line. General Hill, commanding the gar rlson. moved a gun to the trenches on the eastward side of the town and compelled Maytorena's artillery to draw back Hill's buglers sounded the victory call, but the shell fire and musketry of the attackers con tinue d. oo PROMINENT GRAIN MAN DEAD. Chicago. Nov. 18. W. S. Jackson, a former president of the Chicago board of trade, died here today. He was one of the best known grain men in the country' and organized the firm of Jackson Brothers with which he was long connected ( oo GREAT BATTLE IS UNDER WAY Germans Suddenly Attack Heart of Russian Line and Again Threaten Warsaw. London. Nov. 18, 11 52 a. m No change in the kaleidoscopic opera tions in Russian Poland has been uiore startling than the sudden re sumption of the offensive on the part of the Germans, a movement by which the heart of the Russian line hs3 been attacked and Warsaw again threatened. As usual, conflicting reports arrive from the neighborhood of these opera tions Petrograd does not deny that the Germans have resumed the of fensive but dispatches from the Rus sian capital declare that such a move ment will not cause the slightest di version from the Russian invasion of East Prufsla. which is proceeding slowly but steadily. Meanwhile Ber lin claims a victory near Lipno. im perilling the Russian forces which, accorutng to Gorman reports, must make a stand before crossing the Vistula river, as a retirement behind that stream would be too difficult Berlin reports that the Russians are near Kutno but Vienna claims a vic tory for her ally at this place From this welter of conflicting re ports emerges clearly the fact that a great battle is under way in western Poland on the line between the Vis tula and the river Warta. It Is equal ly clear that the Russian advance has been brought to a halt. In the mean time Russian progress continues through the Carpathians, before Cra cow, and east Prussia. oo FINANCIAL REPORT OF CITY FOR MONTH OF OCTOBER The financial statement of City Au ditor A F. Larson for the month of October shows a deficit of a little more than $12,000 the greater ex penditures being from the public safe ty department and the greater re ceipts from the department of public affairs and finance. Receipts In tho waterworks department exceeded the disbursements nearly $3000. Following is a recapitulation of the report Receipts. Department of public affairs and finance $11,645 24 Department of water supply and waterworks 7,064 14 Department of public safety. parks and public property . 698.15 Department of streets and public improvements ... 930 45 Total $20.337 98 Expenditures. Department of public affairs and finance ... $ 5,777.93 Department of water supply and waterworks 4 212 35 Department of public safety. parks and public property 6,959.55 Department of streets and public Improvements 15.078 26 Total $32,028.09 SIX INDICTMENTS ARE WITHDRAWN New York. Nov 18. The indict ment charging Daniel M. Morgan, for mer treasurer of the United States, and six others with using the malls to defraud stock Investors in connec tion with the operations of Jared Flagg, was quashed today on motion of the United States district attor ney, who said that the testimony at Flagg's trial showed that Mr. Mor gan and his six associates were not guilty TERRIFIC BATTLEIs PROCEEDING I BETWEEN RUSSIANS AND GERMANS I Czar's Forces Throwing Themselves With indescribable Fury j I at the Germans Near Soldau and Carrying Position After B Position by Assault in Spite of Infernal Fire of the Kg Enemy Teutons Offering Energetic Resist- K ance, Alternately Taking Offensive. B London, Nov. 18, 3:50 p. m. The official information B bureau today gave out a statement as follows: "Our third IE division yesterday was subjected to a heavy attack, first from H artillery and then from infantry,, the brunt of both falling upon K two battalions. These were shelled out of their trenches, but ' E they recovered after a brilliant counter attack which drove the K enemy back in disorder for some 500 yards. During the day K an attack was also made on a bridge of the second division. B In this the enemy was repulsed with heavy losses. H Amsterdam, Nov. 18, via London, 4:55 p. m. The German authorities in Belgium today issued a proclamation, K according to the Handlesblad, ordering everybody in St Nich- 1 olas and the surrounding villages to quit the houses until fur- U B ther notice, "as the Germans will be practicing firing in this I F B district." St. Nicholas is a town in East Flanders, 20 miles r' Ba northeast of Ghent on the railroad to Antwerp. IsS Berlin, Nov. 18, via London, 3:45 p. m. An official 6 Wjk communication issued today by the German general head- yBji quarters says: "Fighting in West Flanders continues and the Hr- situation on the whole remains unchanged. In the forest of 1 Elj3 Argonne our attacks continue successful. French sorties to Kp the south of Verdun were repulsed." Petrograd, Nov. 1 8. A dispatch received here from Marmoritza, on the Austro-Rumanian frontier, declares that Wi' fighting is going on in the northern part of the crown land of li Bukowina. The Russian troops are described as victorious, j - As they advance the Austrians are fleeing in great disorder. ft H i 1 I Paris. Nov. IS, 4 32 p m A dis patch received here from Petrograd by ihe Haas agency is as follows: "A terrific battle of unexampled violence has been proceeding for four days around Soldau The cannonad ing has been maintained night and ilav The Russians are endeavoring at any cost to avenge their check at Soldau and are throwing themselves at the Germans with Indescribable fury. They have carried positions after position by assault in spite of the infernal fire of the Germans. "The Germans are offering a most energetic resistance, and their fight ing is alternately offensive and de fensive. 'in spite of the torrential rains, which have turned the ground into a quagmire, the Russians are advanc ing toward the interior of Germany. They have captured ten big can nons, none of them damaged." Infantry Attacks Repulsed. Paris, Nov 18. 2 p. m. The French oflicial ' statement given out in Paris this afternoon says that yesterday saw numerous artillery duels and some isolated Infantry attacks, all of which were repulsed. The text of the communication fol lows: "The day of yesterday. Nov. 17, passed much as did the day before. There were numerous artillery ex changes and some isolated attacks on the part of the enemy s infantry all of which were repulsed. "From the North sea to the Lys the front was subjected to B fairly active bombardment, particularly at Nleuport and to the east and to the 30uth of Ypres. Zouaves' Brilliant Charge. "Near Rixschoote the Zouaves, chaining with the bayonet, brilliantly took possession of a forest which had been disputed between the enemy and ourselves for three days "To the south of Ypres an offen slve movement on the part of the enemv's Infantn WQs repulsed by our troops The English army also main tain its front "From Arras to the Olse thero is nothing new to report 'in the region of Craonne our ar tillery on several occasions secured the advantage over the batteries of the enemy. "The bomrardment of Rhelms has continued. From Rhelms to the Ar gonne thero Is nothing to report In the region of St. Mihiel. In spite of counter attacks by the Germans, we have retained in our possession the western part of the village of Chau- oncourt. "In Alsace, the Landwehr batta lions sent Into the region of Sainte Marie Aux Mines, have had to be taken out for the reason that they lout one-half of their effective ttrength" Madrid, via Paris, Nov IS, 6 55 a. m.-The passenger Pueblo Vasco of Bilbao states that another German 4i-centimeter mortar has burst, kill ing a number of the gunners The I I Germans, according to the newspa- MkI per, are carefully concealing the new 1 Hp catastrophe. Bordeaux. Nov. 18, via Paris. 11 a. 9 If m. An official decree promulgated i jfer today extends to the French colonics j in Africa the prohibition of the salo J v and consumption of absinthe and j j , kindred drinks at present being en- ' t" forced in France. f Washington, Nov. IS Austrian sor- I I ties from Cracow yesterday captured I Russian fortifications to the north of 1 F the Russian border according to dis- If patches todav from Vienna to the 1 Austro-Hunganan embassy. They also mentioned a Servian defeat t" which permitted the crossing of tho f river Kulebra. H oo TRAIN ROBBER KILLS CONDUCTOR I Eagle Grove, la,. Nov 1 J. Reynolds, a freight conductor on y the Chicago . Northwestern railroad, K was killed early today in a battle with a train robber between Bradgate I and Rutland t The bandit escaped into the woods in Humboldt county where the of fi- cers have organized a posse and are j , searching the county for him. iy Shortly after the Northwestern J freight train left Bradgate, a masked I man entered the caboose where H H Dale, the brakeman, and Tom Crane of Sioux Rapids, a stockman. 1 were riding Reynolds was standing I on the back platform. j The bandit opened up with a shot j at Crane's feet and commanded both j men to line up against the wall and I hold up their hands They complied. Reynolds, hearing the commotion in side rushed in and clashed with the bandit. Reynolds wrestled with him I and pushed him toward the caboose. I Once on the platform the bandit sue oeeded In getting one arm free and fired three shots, one of which struck Reynolds Then boLb men rolled off- JM the rear platform onto the track; , I while the train was still moving Dale immediately gave tho signal for the train to stop and when It j A backed up to where Reynolds was I Ivlng he was found dying and the bandit had escaped The train then proceeded to Rutland with Reynolds The alarm was given at Rutland and the search began No money was Be nred from either Dale or Crane. I I as Reynolds engaged the bandit be- I fore he hail begun his search I I ! gov, shallenberger ACAvncyiGwHTBAT a, 1 1