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HOME EDITION TODAY'S PRICES Tir silver (Handy & Hirmon quota -iinn-n 49 4 Grain, lower Livestock. Mt ii Mexican bank notes. 20 Villa urrn y. 17 Chihuahua currency, 18 Carra nzu currency, 18 . WEATHER FORECAST. Fair tonight and tomorrow. EL PASO. TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 27, 1914. delivered anywhere w cents a month. 12 PAGES. TWO SECTIONS. TODAY. I A TEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. GERMANS, BALKED, ASSUME DEFENCE A ..-... ! Would Promote Preservation of Neutrality in Regard Tc "o Europe. NATIONS EAGER TO INCREASE TRADE Establishment of a Neutral Zone Is Urged As Necessary Step. a WASHINGTON. D. C Nov. 27. Let belligerent powers In Ku rope keep their warships at a safe distance from South America, ana it will not be difficult to maintain neu trality with respect to the warring na tions. In the meantime, South America can be immensely benefited oommer-t cially. This is the substance of a proposal laid before the United States by lead ing South American countries. They want the support of the United States In sending their petition to the nations at war. An international agreement would be necessary to reader the plan effec tive. Dlplnmntlc Conferences Held. Argentine, Chile, Peru and Uruguay have laid their suggestions before the Washington rovernmen wltOethe Bra zilian Kuu-rnment is considering the ad Usability of taking a similar step- Prac I icily all the central and South Ameri can countries haveboen circularised by some of the principal nations, re sulting in a series of diplomatic con ferences in 'Washington and the capi tal! of South America, which afre now In progress. While the propositions are In dif ferent character and scope they all seek the same end restoration of trade be tween North and South America, 'para lyzed by the Kuropean war. The move ment also had for its object to remove cause for possible friction between countries of this hemisphere and Euro pean nations on questions of neutrality. Substance of Plan. The various plans thus far formally communicated to the United States are as follows: 1. The establishment of neutral zones on the Atlantic and Pacifio coasts of North and South America within which the belligerents shall be asked to agree not to engage in hostilities or interfere with commercial vessels. A meridian would be designated as the limit in each case. 2. The convocation of a general con ference of diplomatic representatives and commercial delegates of all tho countries of this hemisphere with pow ers to vote on steps which can be taken to protect and restore Pan-American trade. 3. The appointment American union of a by the Pan- commission to t recommend steps that would remove dangers to Pan-American trade. 4. Prohibition by all nations of th two Americas of the privilege hitherto exercised by belligerents of coaling in neutral ports, or the issuance of only a sufficient quantity of coal to enable a belligerent vessel to reach the nearest port of another country. Great Britain Willing. Already some of the powers of Europ have been sounded on these propositions and it Is understood that Great Britain is ready to deny her warships entry Into Central and South American ports to coal if the United States approves the proposal and other belligerents agree. You CertainlyDo Look Like the President, Says Mountaineer To Wilson Williamstown, Mass.. Nor. 27 Presi dent Wilson was told Thursday that he looked like himself, and enjoyed the Joke greatly. lie was climbing Peters boro mountain; accompanied by his soninlr.w, Francis Bowes Sayre, and his brotherinlaw. Prof Stockton Axson. High up on the mountain they en countered John TJonoghue, a mountain farmer, who regarded Mr. Wilson curiously. "You ceitalnly do look like the president" he said. Thoroughly rested by his short visit here, president Wilson planned to leave at 4 p. m. today. His original intd.'ion was to go straight through to Washington, but he may decide to stop over in New fork Saturday night and Sunday to visit his friend, Col. E. M. House. Should he decide not to stop In New York, he will arrive in Wash ington at 9 a. m. Saturday. U. S. WILL PAY CHINA $200,000 OF INDEMNITY Washington. D. C, Nov. 27. China has applied for and will be paid In a' few days $200,000 of the$1.175,000 bal ance of the Boxer indemnity remit ted by the United States. It is being devoted to the education of 350 Chi nese students in the United States. The remission of the money was au thorized by congress. PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE OPENS MONDAY Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 27. Announce- ment was made today that the Phll.i. delphia stock exchange will be reopened on Monday, Nov. 30, at 10 a. m. for transaction in an securities ustea on I the regular and unlisted departments of I the exchange. 'IVlade In TAMPICO REPORTED FOR mTflCKIPMO CAPITAL OF Gen. Villa Remains in Tula, Treating With the Zapa tistas in the Capital. ISREADYTOGO AFTER CARRANZA Will Push on Through Mex ico City With Army to Attack "First Chief." A MOVEMENT against Victoria, capital of Tamaullpas, has been begun by the Villa forces, ac cording to advices received today in El Psso. The " troops engaged 'are the major portion of those who have been operating around Tampico--and include a part of the forces of Gen. Servin. Tamplco, according to the report, is now surrounded on the land side and the railway lines leading Into the port have been cut. An- official Villa report today 3ald that Gan. Caballaro, tho Carranwi leader whose troops hold Tamplco. has recog f?ie cogveatkm .rty and wiH V&Z? "" lo the- etry -of villas tioops. Villa forces are also moving against If'" - IX claimed by cai YH LfciH?" ?Jiat S?Ua is-len7 used rrrH8e ft.r.th,tee operations, bui citv ? t.ml ale P8ltlely that the fii at ?Mri a & f0Kes lwal ' e nv?;5 T and .hat Vu:a oops from SanTareTn: adVa"CCd " fu"h rs w?Be1'." Is. Knulsed. nnV-.Felip? nsreles has sustained a cZSRl.A1. at Guadalajara, ac T ,Jl? toPrts received fromNuevo Laredo. These reports state that the announcement of the victory comes from Gen. Miguel B-ieguez. Cai-rancteta WM tndx-a parade J the troops was held at Nuevo Laredo Thursdav the f,ll atUtes' I? cel"-ate the news o? the victory. No details of the fight other than that the fight was outside Je CUy- 'noting that the Carran ?, Lmar.che(!.ea?T aIonS the railroad to meet the attacking force. " Supplies For Villa. . L?J'SS supplies continue to be sent south from Juarez for Villa and the convention forces. Friday 22 cars of coal were shipped from the border port, together with equipment for the !, S",K!. "nwand am- time Tas it is cfainUTyu stas that th, army is now thorouel l .n,,1 Villa remains in Tula.- a short dis tance north of Mexico City, according Th,,ardBdi,CvST,reCeh;ed Frida- JSf ,?.J?d2y.ih.e sen.1 a commission to ar th2B.en,ta.ys.,,Wlth 2aPata relative to th! capita" invention troops into. A part of Gen. Villa's forces have antTfa.Me5iC,0 ut VIHa remains at Tula. A train, the .first in- manv rtz Thfs""',0" Cy today Yor'jSf rez. mis was learned when rail ni wire communications were opened be tween the national capital and theo1- Gntlerrez at Querctarb " mlTteeeD?,fmtbhersior thc Pcmiament com 5on h.JAg"a8callelUea lommls Gutierr?" nd.by Provisional president .I",6-2' are "Id to be at Queretaro I .- T . -' '" -"' ""'t way to Merlr-n rlti. with rinartn,n . ...., -American state venSo Sfie.prentat,va The con iS.1 "'cials have been appointing .local, government officials on their trim Fc?n0nm?leTU?S ,the QutlerrS portroViol dnstnulrt oIS,C8las Calderon has Leen "'if secretary of foreign rela t c?ed l?v P,rev;b"sly had been raen- nrobablynr?shlnlon officials as a procawe provisional president. will LiB .t0 ,J.uar" officials. Villa enoiJhman !1 ?lIexico City only long ami mt0.e8tabl,sh thc eovernment alJt vihm mvc his entire force ai .ilf t,Ve.racr!- His object, it is or druJ ki ejther caPture Carranza ihJ !. h? frm'the country. All wnf ?mJ.a,sns m be made subser VhV, r016 move ad a force of mere ari o0.000 men it is claimed, will be viZl d,a&alnst the seaport where Car 1 i is making headquarters. Zapata is expected to assist in this movement. !",al roops will encounter strong ?iLp s't'oa,m a"y eastward movement v.m iIe,xJc City. Carranza agents it Ofplare. The latter claim that ine entire command of Gen. Luclo Blanco, parts of the commands of Gens. t,? and Buelna and most of the Jesus -Carranza brigade are located hi s te Ilne east. with Orizaba as a ? .1. T"eir advance posts are loctted at the city of San Marcos, which la near the Junction of a number of lines running into the city, one of which Is frcm. Puebla, which is now held by forces loyal to the convention. ,rl Iluerta AVonld Aid Villa. Vlctoriano Huerta, who is now in exile in Madrid, has cabled his con gratulations to Villa for the lattcr's victories against Carranza anil has of fered his services to fight the "first chief," according to a telegram re ceived Thursday by the local Carranza consulate. The notification was sent from MartrM tiv Juan .Sanchez Ascona, -'iciii is t.eon (-nti.. a -,- . nll was appointeu uonstit-iiLiuuuiiai. representative in Madrid before the Contlnocd o Tase 0, Col 2). who was appointed Constitutionalist El Paso" 10 !THE SINKING OF DREADNAUGHT b3gg&&r 5 - - 4.- . fiSuS?. He'o is the most remarkable picture vliicli ha5 vet been publis.ie.1 on thc European war. It shows the sinking of the Briti'i dreadnought. K. M. S. Audacious, off tlic coast of Ireland. The photo was taken from the deck oi the trans-Atlantic liner Olympic, one of whose white hfeboata is sa-n m the lore-S-ound, bringing rescued tailors fioiu the sinking ship to thc liner. Two torpedo- Swats, are standing by. mm bodies OF GH FOUND Shqerness, Eng., Nov. 27 Thirty hedies frrfni the tjrltlsh battleship Bul wark were recovered from the river Tbarrfes today. The Bulwark was blown up off Sheurness Thursday, presumably a-, the result of an internal explosion. Most of the bodies so far recovered are mutilated almost beyond 'identifv cation. Mapy pathetic scenes were -witnessed as relatives gathered iu an I elfort to obtain information concern- i"g me rew 01. iae in-iat.u waja.i.K. Up to the. present time, however, the authorities have not givtn out a list o" the lost. MEDESTHDYS London, Ung., Nov. 27. 'The British admiralty this evening announced that thecollier Khartoum had been blown up today by a mine oflf Grimsby. The crew of the Khartoum was landed at Grimsby. Grimsby is on tne south bank of the Humber, 15 miles southeast of Hull. The Khartoum was of 130 tons net She was 315 et long, 40 feet beam and 20 feet deep. The Vessel was built at Stockton, in April, 1893.' KAISER VISITS NAVAL BASE; FLEET MAY MOVE London, Eng., Nov. 27. The corre spondent at The Hague, Holland, of the Evening New"s transmits a rumor from well informed sources that em peror William during the past week paid a flying visit to Kiel, where he spent several days. It Is suggested at The Hague, the correspondent continues, that the visl,t foreshadows renewed activities on the part of the German fleet, which, as the Russian ports soon will be Ice bound, will be freed of the necessity of watch ing thc Baltic. RUSSIANS IN CARPATHIANS ARE REPORTED REPULSED Washington, D. C, Nov. 27. Austrian successes over the Russian offensive in the Carpathians and in western Galiclg. were reported today in a foreign office dispatch to the Austro-Hungary em bassy, which says: "Renewed Russian attempts to break through thc defiles in the-Carpathlans. in the two districts of Ung and Zem plin were repulsed with great losses. In western Gallcia our troops repulsed the Russian forces which were ad vancing toward the lower Dunajec." GLUMANY TO CABC FOR WOJICJ.- AT CHILDBIRTH London, Eng, Nov. 27. 2-45 p. m. The bundesrath of Germany has de cided, says a Rcuter's dispatch from Arrsterdam. to furnish financial and mealcal,. assistance to women at tne time of-childbirth. This step was taken V alleviate the anxHty of husbands at the front and to protect the coming generation. VAX DYKE nniXGS aUEEX'S PEACH PLAN, IS REPORT Williamstown, Mass., Nov. 27. Presi dent Wilson plans soon to see Henry "Van Dyke. American minister to The Nttherlands, who is reported to have a message from queen Wilhelmina re lating to means of bringing about peace In Europe. Van Dyke is in New Icrk. ENGLISH LOAN OVEUSUnSCRIBEP. Londbn, Eng.. Nov. 27. Chancellor of the exchequer Lloyd George announced in tho hpuse of commons today that the war loan of 350,000,000 pounds sterling, ($1, .50.000,000) had been greatly oversubscribed. Si; EN SAVED Week Ought To Set the Wheels Turning Faster ill. iW'WMIIlli I1 "I "'"'" 'ilrnTtr 'iririf in Tf ttiiif' Yilililfll rrTiTinniTOTrTTHIB1liWWT -g-a-j-.yp. ' " . f . " y- .,. v .flK-'' .''? T . .,,.'' x- T-?2K&K2 a jcebw -. ' . j. r . . ' i - rt.rr' r. :. je j ' sitjawzea m !. . . ' , v ,- - -w ' . - '1X" ', ' . - .jM.i.v ,' i . -. fv i. .-. saxwaa n THE WAR AT A GLANCE THE campaign In France and Belgium, commonly regard ed as- the main conflict of the European war, neexn today to Tiavc cnteredt at least temporarily, rf. upon.a neTT pluuic.. t'oij. ifce. tlnie . being- Germany has relinquished the offensive, illicit she held fio r- lentleAnly during the earlier iTeelu of the irar. i- Officlal statements from Berlin and 1'arls -showed that the light Ing, Which bns been diminishing" steadily in seVerlty'fbr the J nut two weeks, has novr flattened out to a mere series of detached skirmishes, involving only small numbers of men. It remained to be seen wheth er thin state of affairs vras the prelude to another German on slaught, ns London hns Wn pre dicting; or ivhetber It meant that Germany has adopted new tactic Trhich vrould thrust upon the alllei the burden of the attack In 41 n ef fort to driie odt the 'Invaders. The French statement said .that In the Arpconne, TYJiere some of the most spirited fighting ha been In progress recently, there. ran only small engagements Thursday. Ground vrn tastn by the Germans and retaken by the allies, but the Insigniflcnut scale of these oper ations, measured Ty the mngnltnde of the war as a whole. Is shown by the statement that the fighting involved no more than one battal ion and thc disputed ground ex tended over no more than 25 yards. The German statemeat reports some progress In this region. At a few other points, further wcit In France, ami ia Belgium, there were small brushes. GERMANS SAY INDECISIVE The situation in Russian l'olnnd, the present object of such great concern to all. Is dismissed in the German statement in one short, sen tence. It Is merely said that there were no decisis e engagements In the enst Thuradny. The situation In Russian Poland, at present the scene of the moit Important conflict, has become one of the moit puzzling phases of thc war. RUSSIANS REPULSED IN1 G A UCLA An official Austrian statement say the fighting ha assumed the character of a continuous battle. In western Gallcia, It is said the Russians have been repulsed by the Austrtans. Xater advices from Berlin state tne outcome has not yet been (Tedded, although partial German victories are reported. Opposed to this are the unoffi cial .statements from Pctrograd, Herald Readers Plan FineMenu Housewives who read today's mar ket rage will be qualified for The Herald's dinner menu contest, for there are offerings on that page, and throughout the paper, which will give some fine, economical ideas for housekeepers. The Herald's market page menu contest is proving pojular and many are competing for the $1 prizes which have been offered for the five best dinner menus to be selected from the good things to eat which are offered on the market page. Dinner menus for families of four are being sent to The Herald which would make the feasts .of. the ancients seem tasteless. Especially Interesting arc the suggestions whloh are made as to how The Herald's market page can be used as a money saving means in the Kl Paso homes. The dinner menu contest will close Monday evening, when the awards 'will '1 e made by local cook ing experts. Composition or pleas ing selection of the dinner menu counts one-third, economy in buy ing the market page offerings will count one-third and -practical sug gestions for the use and Improve ment or the market page each week will count one-third. VUrtfixX:-XS iftitfyrtfi ffiV r-tT-'rTfTiTfi-nr-tt fnU r rt Paris ' and London Hint Germany has been defeated decliUelr. and Earl Kitchener' announcement In parliament that Germany lias suf fered the greatest reversal of the war. INVASION IX SERVIA There"i nVorrespondlng conflict' concerning the-campaign In SerIa. Thr-Aniitrinn war office nnrts the advance Into Serrla U being pushed forwnrd successfully and that the Serbs iere beaten in two engage ments. An official statement In surd nt M.th, Serrla, however, con 4aln nb reference to such occur rences, merely snying that the battle continues alorur the main front near the Kolulmrn river. HOLY WAR PROCLAIMED A holy war, which might seri ously affect the issue should It bring to arms the millions of Mos lems of the eastern countries, has been formally proclaimed, as de cided upon 10 dajs ago. The proc lamation, signed by the sultan of Turkey, cnlU on Moslems the world over to join In the war against Great Britain, France and Russia. KEEP WARSHIPS iVWAY Fears of friction between Euro pean powers and countries of South America over alleged liolatlous of neutrality In southern waters has led the principal South American notions to ask the cooperation of thU country In negotiation with the nations at war looking toward exclusion of belligerent warships from thc waters of the two Amer icas. SWISS NEUTRALITY VIOLATED BY AIRSHIPS; EXPLANATION ASKED Berne, Switzerland, Nov. 27. Via Paris, France. The Swiss- ministers at Bordeaux and London, according to a report published here, have been told by the Swiss government to request an explanation of the alleged violation of the Swiss neutrality by English and French aviators, who are said to have flown over Swiss territory in proceed ing to the attack of the Zeppelin air ship sheds at FriedrichsHafen. The Journal de Geneve says the French have scrupulously avoided ev erything resembling the violation of the neutrality of Switzerland, and ex presses the belief that if French avia tors flew oer Swiss territory, it was an error and that friendly explanations will clear the matter up. . ZEEBRUGGE SUFFERED LITTLE IN BOMBARDMENT Bruges, Belsium. Nov. 27. A per soi.al visit to Zeebrugge, on the Bel gian coast, about 11 miles east of Osjtend, shows that contrary to pre vious reports, the English bombard ment of November 23 did little dam age The shells from the British ships destro ed two fishermen's, houses on one of the dikes. The British threw into the fields between Heyst and Zeebrugge many shells nvhich did not explode. They knocked down the chimney of one fae tcry, and one person was mortally wounded. The harbor and the locks of fcetbrugge, which are occupied by the Germans, are today all In perfect working order. GERMAN CLERGYMEN, NOT ALLOWED TO FIGHT, PROTEST Berlin. Germany, Nov. 27. The Evan gelical clergymen of Berlin and its suburbs have signed a declaration pro-tet-tlng against thc military decree which says that student clergymen, clergymen ordained or clergymen who ha-e been pensioned, may not be called to arms. In their protest the clergymen de clare this decree cannot be Justified and is an insult to them. All other classes and professions have the honor or being able to fight for their country and they would do likewise. They in tend to petition the reichstag to abol ish this decree. SINGLE SHOT STRUCK CRUISER; 11 KILLED Berlin, Germany, Nov. 27. In her re cent' engagement with the Russian Black sea fleet, the Turkish cruiser Goelen lost 11 men killed. It is said that only one shot, and that above the water line, struck the Goeben. I VILLA AUDACIOUS II DUPING Washington, D. C, Nov 27. Presi dent Wilson has communicated unoffi cially to the diplomatic representa tives, of the United States in- the bel l.gerent countries of Europe his- dis approval of attacks tgc -bombs from ail craft dropped on unfortified cities occupied by -noncombatants. The-presMent was careful not "to tske' the matter tip officially and did no; even nfake his communication through the state department, but per sonally addressed the American ambas sadors abroad. The president took this course, it became known today, nearly two months ago. The facts came to light through tha publication of -a report that the presi dent had discussed the matter with European diplomats hire. This, how eier, was denied by some of 'the dlplo nrts mentioned, including the German an 1-aesador. Just how the American diplomats abroad were to convey pres ldtnt Wilson's feeling in the matter to the foreign governments was not disclosed by white house officials. ENGLAND CALLS OUT RESERVISTS IN CHINA Pekin, China, Nov." 27. Immediately after the declaration of war, reservists of -the several continental nations that were Implicated proceeded by previous standing arrangements, back to Europe or to various centers of mobilization in til far &&(. The Germans went to Tsingtao; Frenchmen to various -garrisons along the coasts or proceeded homeward; Austriar-a went by way of America back to thtir native, land. The British liave only now begun to move. Reserve officers, of which there are a number in the far east, have been summoned to" return to England, and with them several hundred young men are leaving China, throwing up their ,positIons and. paying the,Ir own ex penses back home to volunteer. German, French, and Austrian busi ness houses were.. at . first seriously affected as a consequence of the drafting of their clerks. Now the British interests are beginning to sufter .3 ,..: t ik.l. .faff, ,nil.ali tfiA ueiueuuu 111 lUQU am'", . ....... ... Chinese customs service, the directors Several score Roman Catholic priests from the interior of China, some from the remote province of Szechwnn, hav ing responded to the requirements of the French mobljlzayon. have come to garrison posts along the China coast and at Pekin. " - GERMANS PLAN TO ATTACK RUSSIAN REINFORCEMENTS Berlin. Germany, Nov. 27. The most important event of the, Poland fighting, army officers point out, was the de struction bv the Germans of 100 can non which the Russians will be unable to replace without the greatest diffi culty. While the approach of new Russian reinforcements has delayed a decision, the fact that those reinforce ments will not be able to arrive simul taneously with reinforcements from Warsaw, will give the ' Germans a chance, military men assert, to attack the oncoming forces before they can combine. ' CANADA PLACES ORDER FOR 40 ARMORED CARS. Toronto. Canada, Nov. 27. The Cana dian government has Just placed an or der for 40 armored motor cars 'of a standard of efficiency said" to be un surpassed. This order Is made up of 20 "cars com prised in the offer of J- C. Eaton to equip a motor machine gun battery and in addition 20 cars to be paid for by the government. TinKISII MINK LAY BR TORPEDOED Paris, France, Nov. 27. A dispaJTCh to the HavaS agency 'from Athens, Greece, says a dispatch received there from Mitvlene states that a Turkish mine layer has been torpedoed and sunk in the Bosphorus. CARRIERS' DAY". - Tomorrow being the lost Saturday In the month. Herald carriers will present lull" for November subscription. Sub scribers will xilease note and be ready for the boys. UN City Suffers Renewed Shell ing; Other German At tacks Are Repulsed. ALLIES RETAKE LOST TRENCHES, Germans Gain at Apremont; Claim' Issue in Poland Is Still Undecided. PARIS, France, Nov. 27. Ger man cannon are today bom barding Solnnonn, France, at Ions: range, according to reports directly from the front. ,A Ger man nttaek In force between Sois soOk and Reims was rumored, but later denied. LONDON, En&, Nov. 27 Reims. France, often bombarded by the Germans, received a new delude of shell fire Thursdaj. and t.uildins in the city suffered still farther f. -1 the explodinu projectile T'ic act i was witnessed b & number of news paper correspondents from neutral countries, who happened to b In Reims. Germany may have definitely aban doned tne rushing tactics employed ur te the present time and, relying on the strong defensive positions of the west ern armies, thrown the burden of at tack upon the allies. This is indicated by the latest French official announcement which calls at tention to the fact that the Germans in the past 48 hours cave engaged in very, limited activities, confining the action almost entirely to artillery. In the eastern theater, Germany claims no decisive battle has been fought. The allies, however, still claim to have achieved an overwhelm ing victory. Mystery Surrounds Poland Battle. While the belief grows hourly that the Russians in northern Poland have won the greatest battle of the war. actual details of the operations in this locality still are withheld, and the whole incident is beginning to take on the aspect of a mystery. German reports, without entering into any such details as dates, de scribes successful operation in the re gion of this great battle, but admit that the German army has not suc ceeded in bringing the struggle to a close. Von Hlndenbnrc; Enveloped. It is evident that the comparative failure of the Austro German opera tions along the Czenstochowa front gave the Russians an opportunity to envelop Gen. Von Hindenburg after this brilliant German leader had thrown a .wedge Into his antagonist's center. The Russians to the south, safe on their own front, were able to strike northward, thus breaking the enemy, who had passed east beyond their right flank. A third German army in the vicinity of Wielun has initiated an ad vance which is believed in London to have been started too late to be of any use. On the other battle fronts quiet pre vails Along the Franco-Belgian line the opposing armies seem content to face each other, and nothing has trans pired to indicate that the Germans have started the expected resumption of their effort to break through the allied lines on their way to the coast. Artillery Fire Slackens. The French war office gave out an official announcement this afternoon as follows: "The slackening of the artillery fire of the enemy was noted all along the line during the day of Nov. 26 Two infantry attacks directed against the heads of bridges which we had throw a down on the right bank of the Tser, to the south of Dixmude, were easily re pulsed. "There was no other engagement on the rest of the front in Belgium and as far as the Oise. nor was there any action on the Aisne or in Champagne. Nevertheless. Reims was rather vio lently bombarded during the time that a number of Journalists from neutral countries were making a visit to the city. Trenches IJecnptured. "In the Argonne some infantry at tacks resulted in the loss and then the recapture of certain trenches. The men engaged in this fighting never ex ceeded a battalion. The ground lost and then retaken, was never more than 26 yards. "Along the heights of the Meuse and in -tho Vosge8 there is nothing to re port." 'Germans Gain nt Apremont. Berlin. Germany, Nov. 27. (By wire lees to London) An official announce ment given out in Berlin today says "English ships did not attack tha coast of Flanders Thursday There have been no actual changes along the battle front In the western arena. To the north of Langemarck we have taken a group of houses and made a, number of prisoners. "Our attack in the Argonne region has made further progress. French attacks In the neighborhood of Apre mont and to the east of St. Mihiel were repulsed. "In the eastern arena of the war there were no decisive engagemetna Thursday "