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TODAY'S PRICES V it s.lver fHandy & Harmon quota 1,1. ,) Grains, higher Livestock, -ifi.h Mexican bank notes, 20 Villa urrency, 17 Chihuahua currency, 17H Carranu currency, 17. wniTiiRn ioslECA9T, Inrreaslng cioudlne and wanner to night; Saturday ciouuy. EL PASO. TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING. DECEMBER II. 1914. delivered anywhere so cents a month. 16 PAGES TWO SECTIONS TODAY. LATEST NEWS BY .ASSOCIATED PRESS. RUSSIANS MAY SURRENDER WARSAW Bullet am EL Another American Trooper Wounded; Bullet Pierces Officer's Tent. U. S. NO LONGER BLUFFING BUSS Field Artillery Has Reached Naco, and May Bombard Mexican Position. NACO, ARIZ.. Dec. 11. Another American trooper was wounded today by a Mexican bullet troni the battle ground of Naco, Sonora. A f second bullet penetrated a stove pips in the tent of a United States army of ficer. Brig. Gen. Tasker H. Bliss, who came here Thursday to take command of the American forces .on border duty, said today he hoped actual hostilities with the armed factions across the boun dary would not be necessary, but that the Washington government was not bluffing. Gen Bliss was instructed to i mm' ht-ro ami await orders, which, it is r reMin "1 h,ie bfon sent by mail. v further warnings have bean is sued to Gov. Maytorena and Gen. Hill, the opposing leaders, whose men .hate been firing indiscriminately across, the international boundary. The wounding- of the United States soldier today brings the total casualty list or; the American side up to 50. A train, in four sections, bearing three batteries of United States artil lery ordered here from El Paso to re inforce the border troops, arrived to day. The gun were unloaded at Os borne, three miles east of here. The soldiers of Gen. Hill and Gov. Maytorena, the Mexican leaders fight ing about Naco, Sonora, were unusually active all Thursday night. Maytorena's artillery took a new position southeast of Naco and opened fire before day light on Hill's trenches. Several shells burst this side of the boundary line. A large number of bullets from both Mexican factions fell on the American side. WASHINGTON. D. C, Dec 11. provisional president Gutier rez has ordered' Gov. Mayto rena, commandiing his forces at Naco, to avoid operations altogether if he cannot confine his fire within Mexi can borders. Consul Silllman, at Mex ico City, reported the provisional pres ident's action today, which undoubt edly was in response to Thursday's ur gent representations from Washington. Tills action by Gen. Gutierrez is ex pected to solve half the difficulty at Naco, Arizona, where the 6th field ar tillery is ready to fire into Mexico to protect Americans from Mexican bul lets. A reply is expected quickly from Gen Carranza. in the form of an order to Gen. Hill, commandiing Carrancista troops at Naco, Sonora. . , Governor Maytorena's' agents here declare that the insurgent Sonora gov ernor will meet the challenge ex pressed by Rafael Zubaran Capmany, Carranaa's agent at Washington, that the Villa troops withdraw from Naco so that Gen. Hill's foroes can combat them in the interior. This would avoid dan ger of an international clash. Majtorcna May Attack. If Hill does not come dut, which Maytorena has suggested frequently, the Sonora governor will attack as soon as he can secure sufficient am munition, his agents here say. A shipment of munitions is expected to leach the Maytorena camp by the first of next week. Gen. Illlm Has Close Call. Brig. Gen. Tasker H. Bliss, of the United States army, who arrived Thurs day ahead of the artillery to take com mand of the situation at Naco, gained experience of "stray" bullets fired by the Mexican combatants across the line soon after alighting from the train. Two bullets from the Mexican trenches about Naco, Sonora, struck perilously near the general, who was inspecting a United States army bomb proof at the time. One bullet sang by the general's au tomobile as it stopped near the immi gration station. After he alighted and was talking with his aid 'and other army officers about the occurrence, another bullet sped close overhead. Was Near Opening In Barrier. The immigration station, guarded by soldiers who take shelter in three bomb proofs nearby, is about 100 feet north of the international boundary. South of it, and between it and the Mexican side, a line of loaded coal cars has been drawn up to protect the town from the bullets. The line of cars is parked Just north of the station to permit communication with the boun dary. Gen. Bliss was near this opening when the bullets whistled through. Scores of bullets fired by the soldiers of Maytorena and Hill, the rival So nora leaders, fell on American terri tory Thursday. At other times bullets (Continued on rage 7, Col. 4). YAQUIS itch lie CHAPTER FORMED Two Hundred Members Are Enroled at Initial Meet ing in Phoenix. Phoenix, Ariz.. Dec 11. With 200 members the Arizona chapter of the American Mining congress has been or ganized. An office is to be opened In Phoenix. Annual meeting will be held the first Monday in each December. Officers Are Chosen. Officers elected were: Governor, W. B. Twitchell. Phoenix; lieutenant gover nors. Will L. Clark, of Jerome; C. A. Grimes. Kingman; William Corey; treasurer, H- J. McClung, Phoenix; di rectors, Norman Carrnichael, Greenlee county; T. A. Rlordan, Coconino; O. D. M. Gaddls, Mohave; Louis S. Cates, Pi nal; B. B. Gottsberger, Gila; J. Lorenzo Hubbell, Apache; Al Bernard, Pima; Con O'Keefe, Santa Cruz; J. C. Goodwin, Maricopa; Andrew S. Kimball, Graham; Parry A Burke, Yuma; J. P. Hodgson, Cochise; A J. Piekrell, Yavapai; Harry Clark. Navajo. DRUMMER TAKES COMMAND, IS GIVEN VICTORIA CROSS London, Eng., Dec. 11. Spence John Bent Ask, drummer of the Lancashire regiment, has been awarded a Victoria Cross for valor on the field of battle. The drummer, "after his officer, a platoon sergeant and section com mander was struck down, took com; mand and succeeded in holding the posi tion." On previous occasions the drummer distinguished himself by bringing up ammunition under a heavy shell and rifle fire and under similar conditions in bringing into cover some wounded men. says the Official account of the awarding of the honor. . The other recipient of the decora tion is lance corporal Dobson of the Coldstream Guards, who at Chavcnnes, "brought into cover on two occasions while under heavy fire, wounded men .lying .exposed, in the open." Twenty officers have been appointed companions of the distinguished ser vice order for gallantry in service. SERVIANS FORCE AUSTRIAN ARMY TO EXTENDED RETREAT Paris, France, Dec. 11. After dis persing the Austrians on Dec. 8 at Val jevo, the Servians continued in pursuit of their enemy and forced them be yond Oujitze, Kasjerice, Pouljen, Val Jevo and Bazarevatz. The retreat of the AuBtrians was precipitated by re sistance, but their stand was quickly broken and the Servians occupied two towns, according to the Nish, Servio, correspondent of the Haras agency. During the day of Dec 8, the Ser vians took Austrians prisoners to the number of 2S officers and 2237 men; they also captured two cannon and much war material. Heavy fighting had occurred also to the north of Kosmaj and Parovnitza, where counter attacks delivered by the Servians resulted In heavy losses to the enemy. GLOBE WOMAN WHO KILLED HUSBAND IS ACQUITTED Globe, Ariz., Dec. 11. Mrs. Katherine Spaleta. on trial lot having shot and killed her husband on the street here las? summer when he attacked her es cort, was acqultter late Thursday night According to testimony Introduced at the trial, Mrs. Spaleta was in fear of her life, andWthat while she was in a hospital here, her husband called upon her and threatened her. WILSON APPROVES DIMISSAL OF FIFTH CAVALRY OFFICER Washington, D. C, Dec. 11. President Wilson has approved the sentence of dismissal from the army imposed upon first Lieut John K, Hume. Fifth cav alry, 'convicted by general court mar tial at Trinidad, Colo., of violating his pledge to abstain from intoxicating liquors, and of deliberate absence with out leave. Hunfe rose from the ranks. GERMAN SUBMARINE FLEET IS ATTACKED AT DOVER Dover, Eng., Dec. 11. A German sub marine fleet attempting to slip into the admiralty harbor here Thursday mronlngr was discovered and bom barded by the harbor forts. The flo tilla disappeared. ARGENTINA IS NOT SORRY ENGLAND SANK GERMAN FLKET Buenos Ayres. Argentina, Dec. 11. The papers of Buenos Ayres express gratification over the British naval vic tory off the Falkland islands, for the reason that it frees commerce in the south. Atlantic Irom the danger pf capture and normalizes navigation. A division of Argentine warships, composed of the armored cruisers San Martin, Pucyrredon and Garabaldi, has been sent to the coast of Patagonia. REPORT GERMAN CRUISER. CORNERED IX STRAITS. Buenos Ayres, Argentina, Dec. 11. It is reported that the German cruiser Dresden, which escaped from the battle off the Falkland islands In which the remainder of the German fleet was sunk by a British squadron, has been cornered In the straits of Magellan. TURKISn GUNBOAT SUNK. London, Eng., Dec. 11. A dispatch to the Daily Telegraph from Athens' says that a Turkish gunboat has been sunk by a Turkish mine at the entrance to the Bosphorus. WAR KILL H FLEETJS SB Expected the Nurnberg and Dresden, Surviving Bat tle, to Be Overtaken. Berlin, Germany, Dec. 11. A German semi-official statement was given out here todav retarding the naval battle off the Falkland islands, December 8, when the German cruiser squadron commanded by admiral count Von Spee was defeated by a British squaaron under vice admiral Sir Frederick Dover ton Sturdee. The loss of the cruisers Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Leipzig is conceded by the Germans, and lIttle hope is held out that the cruisers Dres den and Nurnberg could long evade capture. The statement reads: "Regarding the naval battle off the Falkland islands it transpires that our cruiser squadron, soori after the battle with Sir Christopher Cradock's ships off Coronol. Chile, put into the harbor of San Diego de Chile and left there after a stay of less than 24 hours for unknown destination. It is assumed that the squadron steamed southward to seek the British battleship Cano pus and the light cruiser Glasgow. Ilelleve Ships Were Sunk. "Meanwhile, it appears from the English newspapers, a very strong British squadron was dispatched to search for and to destroy our cruiser squadron. Nothing certain is yet known by us concerning the battle. It Is rea sonable to conclude, however, that the Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Leipzig ...A..A mt n-Tilla i"ho T)riaTftn and the Numbers; succeeded In escaping. in view oi in Buponuiuj " J- day's flaet Wl,HrMuOrJa: L lOW UI .I1 BUUQUU1IV Vf. fcww "" well armed ships, mere seems juun chance that our two cruisers can lonS evade pursuit We must therefore, also reckon with the loss of both the ships. "It Is hardly to be expected that ac curate information will be given from British sources of the course of the conflict or of the composition of the British squadron. German Squadron's Prowess. "It should not be forgotten that our squadron was four months on the high seas and that, without being able to make use of cablegrams or other means of information, it resembled and dealt a heavy blow to the enemy's fleet No protected harbor was at the disposal of our ships for most necessary repairs, and there vis no dock for the cleaning of their machinery. They succeeded, nevertheless. In getting supplies of pro visions and coal for four months with out falling Into the enemy's hands." The British official statement an nouncing that the German cruiser Nurnberg also had been sunk on De cember S, apparently had not been made public In Berlin when the fore going semi-official communication was issued. dH COMMENTS ON THE "OFFICIAL FIGURES" Out of n Million and a Half German Troops, Allien Report Million Wounded anil Two Million Prisoners. New York. Dec. 11. After a careful and unbiased computation, using fig ures as published in various newspa pers, my conclusion Is as follows, says a contributor to the New York Sun: In the army of the west it seems that 1,500,000 German soldiers were engaged. From the reports I cannot but conclude that all of these are dead, and in addi tion thereto 1,000,000 have been wound-, ed and 2,000,000 taken prisoners or are missing. On the side of the allies in the trenches before Ypres. Yser, Y-eo and Y-not. it is clearly demonstrated that among the 100,000 British troops there in sequestered at least 200,000 have perished from frost bite and of the re mainder no less than 100.000 have suc cumbed to wounds. , It has been authoritatively announced that the crown prihee has died several times, but it Is pleasant to know that he has recovered from his successive deaths and is still able to beat his wife. In the cast we cannot report any definite information. According to our last advices it seems that the Russians lost 900,000 men after having anni hilated 3.000.000 Germans. And so the war wags and wages. Who can tell the final outcome of this the most dreadful riot In "the history of civilization? God help us to bear with equanimity the "rotten" mathematics of the "of ficial figures;" the dreadful rapine and murder always committed by our ene mies, whoever thev are. and to believe. I as a finality, that it is more pleasant ' ... 1.A nln. In T.n ... . 1. .. t, I.. (ft iu uc onwv .11 lllU iiuiu UltlJi 11 in iv bo shot in the back. An Iron, cross is a. decoration, but ah iron stove lid i3 a protection. I am not anxious to die for my coun try or any other. Says Europe Will Spend $3,000,000 in Texas For Horses and Mules Dallas, Tex., Dec. 11. Negotiations for the purchase of 30,000 horses and 12,000 mules, which, It is -said, are to be sent to Germany, are under way In Texas, according to an announcement here today. It was stated that the ani mals are to be shipped from this state to Genoa, Italy, but local dealers ex pressed the belief that they would be forwarded from there to Germany. It was said European agents would spend $3,000,000 for Texas horses and mules. N IT THREE The War At a Glance B" OTII the French nnd German official statements of today Indicate that the new attempt of the allies to throw back the Germans in Belgium has been checked, nnd that In the region of Ypres the Germans have not only hurled back the oncoming forces, but in turn have made nn advance. The Paris announcement states that several German attack were made, and that three of them were completely repulsed. It Is admit ted, however, thnt at one point the Germans succeeded in reaching one of the first line trenches of the allies. Elsewhere In Flanders, however, continued progress Is reported. The German statement merely says that gains have been made In Flanders. BATTLE IN THE AHGONNE The fighting in the Argonne re gion continues to be the subject of conflicting clnlniM. The French nir office usserts that two Ger man attacks there were repnlsed and that the allies have pressed forward, occupying several trench es. Berlin reports progress east and west of the Argonne, forest. Each official statement, moreTer, tells of advantages won In the ar tillery encounter, which apparent ly Is proceeding with undiminished intensity. GERMANS MAY TxVKE "WARSAW The Berlin war office states, ns Petrograd virtually concedes, that the German advance in Poland is continuing. The nltuntlon In east Prussia, where the Russians haTe Invaded German territory, remains unchnnged, nnd there is no fur ther news from the battle for the possession of Cracow, Gallcln. - It Is admitted unofficially In Pe trograd. today that Gtrmna troops are sweeping ncross Russian Po lnncLand arc now about ,15mHen from 'Warsaw. ;vThc "army of-Gen. Maekenzen apparently is striking forward rapidly, although it is said that1 the other Invading armies to the north nnd south are making little It any progress. The possi bility of German occupation of Warsaw is seen in Petrograd, where It Is said that If the Rus sians should withdraw from the city for strategic reasons, the Ger man ndrantage should not be con sidered as Important. CZAR AT TURKISH FRONT Emperor Nicholas Is again at the front, hnvlng gone on this occa sion to Trans-Cancnsla, where bis troops nre seeking to thrust back the Turks and accomplish Russia historic aim of planting her flag on the Bosphorus. A Turkish re port states that an nttempt of Rus sians to Innd troops on the shore of the Black sea near Ilatum was repnlsed with heavy loss to the Invaders. GERMANY PROUD OF NAVY Germany Is proud of her ven turesome men-of-war In the hour of their destruction. The admiral ty at Berlin points out that the warships defeated by the British In the south Atlantic hnd been four months on the high sens, deprived of the use of ports for obtaining supplies or repairs, notwithstand ing which they were always able to obtain coal. The cruiser Dres den, last survivor of the five war ships which composed the squad ron. Is reported to Tiave been bot tled up In the straits of Magellan and her fate Is In doubt. KAISER IS IMPROVING Emperor William, announcement of whoie Illness has been followed by various nnnuthenticated reports that his condition wan serious. Is said to have improved consider ably. CLAIM AUSTRIAN'S RETREATING The reported turn in the fortunes of war In Servln, where only re cently the Austro-IIungnrlans were described as pushing the defend ( ing army to such Ie-igths ns to ' threaten its destruction, is snld In N'lsh to be decisive. The clnlm Is made that the Austro-Hungarlans arc retreating In disorder all along the line, nnd thnt more than 2,000 prisoners have been taken. GEN. TERRAZAS DEFENDING CATTLE SUIT IN LOCAL COURT The case of J. IL Nations and others agains.t Gen. Luis Terrazas, a suit on .contract, Is being tried before Judge P. R. Price in the 41st district court The case grew out of a contract al leged to have been made between the Nations company and Luis Terrazas for the delivery of cattle. Th,e plaintiff! allege that this contract has not been kept. Gen. Terrazas, prior to the Madero revolution, was one of the largest In dividual cattle owners in the world. His property was confiscated by the Con stitutionalists who have since handled it exclusively. The cattle, it is stated have been sold to dealers on this side, and an agreement, It is alleged, was entered Into between Gen. Terrazas by which he was to receive a certain sum for cattle. In addition to what was paid the Constitutionalist agents. Out of this agreement grew an injunc tion, still In force, restraining the de fendant from disposing of any of the cattle to- another firm. STENOGRAPHER Young lady wants .position. Efficient, steady. For further Information of the " j, above see page 15, column 5, of . this paper. AMERICANS el n Thomas R. Francis Is Victim of Sonora Indian Uprising. TRAGEDYOCCURS NEAR NACOZARI Yaqui Bands Cross Border and Raid Arizona Ranches. Thomas II. Francis, of ..El Paso, a mining contractor, R. E. Dunn, of Pitts burg, Pa., and Miguel McNornic are re ported to have been robbed and killed by Mexican outlaws Wednesday while (they were returning here by way of Calabasas from a mine which Francis had been operating, near Naeozari. Thomas H. Francis was a brotherin law of Frank Powers. He had been en gged In the contracting business at Douglas, Ariz., but did construction work for the mining companies in Naco zarl and other Sonora camps. . Body to Be Brought Here. Frank Powers received . a telegram -Skursdar-ereiitag- syB-;ttiat-:Fraiicts J ij. . Liit.J ........ v-. -., TTio f naa Deeii fiiutm. jivai t.whcli .. .uv. telegram was from Dr. Tuttle,of Doug las, Ariz., and gave no details of the killing. Mr. Powers left Thursday night for Douglas. Friday morning he telegraphed to his wife that a truck had been sent to Nacozarl to bring the body to Douglas and it would be sent to El Paso Saturday. Mrs. Francis will arrive here from Douglas Saturday morning. The Americans were shot by Yaquls. while returning to Douglas by way of Calabasas, Ariz., from Nacozari. Thomas T7. Francis was engaged In the contracting business here until this" year when he went to tougias ana en gaged in the general contracting busi ness. He is survived by his wife and five children, four bovs and a girL His sisters, Mrs. Powers and Mrs. Wil-. 11am Sachs, live in El Paso. YAQUIS RAID ARIZONA RANCHES, STEALING CATTLE Bisbee. Ariz., Dec. 11. Yaqui Indians, a part of the contending factions in So nora, are raiding Arizona ranches with Impunity, driving stolen cattle across into Mexico to be butchered, according to information received here. The Yaquls, emboldened by successes, even raided the Thomas ranch. Just beyond the divide In Tombstone canyon. Edward Thomas pursued the raiders on horse back and exhanged shots with them. A bullet pierced his hat and grazed his scalp The men fled toward Mexico without the cattle which they had rounded up. AMMONS NOT WILLING FOR TROOPS TO BE WITHDRAWN Washington, D. C, Dec 11. President Wilson today received a telegram from governor Ammons, of Colorado, saying he did not think it advisable to with draw all the federal troops from the strike districts at this time. The presi dent wants to withdraw the troops and will communicate-further with the gov ernor. Seth Low, Patrick Gildy and" Charles W. Mills, the commission appointed recently by the president to settle fu ture controversies in the strike region, were received at the white house today. Secretary Wilson said today the United Mine Workers of America had arranged to transport to other coal fields those former strikers unable to get work in Colorado and that the re fusal of the Colorado operators to re employ many of those men would not cause truble. THE DAY IN CONGRESS. Washington, D. C, Dee. 11. The day in congress: Senate: Chairman Hitchcock of the Philippines committee an nounced that the Independence bill would be pressed for pass age at this session. Testimony continued before a special committee In charge of railroad rate discrimination against south Atlantic ports. Hearings on the bill for leas ing land for water power sites continued before the lands com mittee. Senator Weeks spoke on the subject of national defence. Adjourned at 1:S0 p. m. until noon Saturday, as a mark of re spect to the late representative Payna. House: After arranging for funeral services in the hall of the house at 10:30 a. m. Sunday, for the late representative Sere no E. Payne, and the appointment of a committee to take hiB body to New York, adjournment was taken at 12:38 oclock until 11 a. m. Saturday. 1D IIOTUE MURDERED Tariff Builder Who Died Thursday Night 5E iWtUT w-wo W Arizona Judge Dismisses Jurymen; "Too Expensive For County" He Asserts Tombstone, Ariz.. Dec 11. Because the Jury list of the superior court had become too much of a luxury, superior judge Lookwood has dismissed the jurymen for the term. "The trouble is with the law which allows the attorneys and the. litigants to abuse their .privileges in this way, and of onrs not with you gentlemen of the'eoort." sirtd JndgoLockwood. af ter pointing out that the Wmm i were costing the county from ?1 to $150 a JSdge iocKwood," before dismissing the jurymen, announced that when the court convened Noembf 7 It fawa a full calendar, but that since November IS, when the jury began its sittings, there had been only four days of actual work. The remainder of.the cases had been settled out of court or continu ances had been granted. Bisbee's Combination of C7 L j 7lf .;..,,- Returns To Old Home Bisbee, Ariz., Dec 11. The first preacher and the first saloon keeper Bisbee ever had is visiting his old home. He is A. F. Parshall. who is now manufacturing blackboards in Los Angeles. ie was in .uusinesa neiu j about 1879. Mr. Parshall furnished his own sa loon; ad. as a minister, he. provided his own church." On 'Suridays he drew a curtain in front' at the .bar and held his services. On alternate Sundays a priest, whose name is thought to have been Hogan, came over the divide from Tombstone and 'held services in the same place. They drew good crowds, too, Parshall declares. Arizona Hunter Kills Two Deer With One Shot Prescott, Ariz., Dec. 11. The tales of baron Munchausen are rivaled by the actual experience of Jake Webber, of Camp Verde, who 'killed twos fine buck deer with one rifle shot a few days ago. , While out hunting, Webber . saw a splendid buck. He drew a Dead, urea and' saw the animal drop. When he reached the spot he found two bucks lying side by side. The bullet had passed entirely through the body of one and entered the heart of the sec ond. Bryan's Son Rejects Federal Office Offer Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 11. William Jen nings Bryan, jr.. son of the secretary of state, on Tuesday declined the office of assistant valuation attorney for the western division of ten states, tendered him bv the interstate commerce com mission. The work of the office is in connection with placing valuation on the railroads. Young Bryan rejected the offer because it meant living else where than here where his home, fam ily and law practice are located. GIRL HIT BY MOTORCYCLE SUES CITY FOR DAMAGES Suit has just been filed in the 34th district court by Margaret Hennessy by her next friend. M. Hennessy, against the city of El Paso for $5000 personal damages. The complaint alleges that the plain tiff, 10 years of age. on September 20 was crossing East San Antonio street when she was struck down and dragged by the city street alley and sidewalk inspector, riding a motorcycle, and that she suffered permanent injuries as a result It is specifically alleged that "before the accident she was bright: her mental faculties are now impaired." Damages in the sum of $5000 are asked. BODY OF GKN. BEYERS. WHO BROWNED, IS FOUND Pretoria, Union of South Africa, Dec 11. The body of Gen. Christian Beyers, who was drowned recently whll at tempting to escape across the Vaal river from government troops, has been found at VlTege Kraal,-not far from the spot where Gen. Beyers was seen to sink. The official announcement says that there is no doubt with regard to the identification. Teutonic Army Is Only 15 Miles from Polish Capital, It Is Reported ATTACKOF ALLIES RESULTS IN LOSS Germans Hurl Back Assaults in Belgium and Advance Their Positions. LONDON, Eng, Dec. 11. Germany's array under Gen. Maekenzen, which fought its way out of a trap un der terrible fire at Lodz. Russian Po land, has .advanced to within IS miles of Warsaw, steadily fighting back the Russian army, and may quickly cap ture the city. This is indicated in un official advices from Petrograd, Rus sia. Official Petrograd reports are confirmatory, in a measure. They warn against considering the possible oiu pation of Warsaw as an important O' r man gain, saying the Russians mi ra obliged to retire for strategic Tai .. Jtis apparently the expectatTori of Rus sia, that the Germans win De aoie to take the capital of Russian Poland In the western theater, particularly n Belgium, the Germans, resisting the aggressive action of the allies, have hurled back the enemy's attack aid have raade fresh advances on their own account Germans Reach French Trenches. The official statement given out in Paris this afternoon says that the en emy Thursday was active in the vicin ity of Ypres. Belgium. Three of the at tacks were repulsed, but one of the im portant French trenches was reached by the forces of emperor William. Nev ertheless, French troops continue to make progress in the direction of the enemy's lines, according to the official report Artillery engagements are reported In the regior of Arras and in the Vosges, as well as in the vicinity of Varennes and on the heights of the Mease. In the Argonne the French ad vanced several of their trenches. The communication adds: Report Artillery Engagements. "In the region of Arras and in tna vicinity of Jnvlncourt there have been artillery engagements. ."In the Argonne we have pushed for ward several of our trenches and drivea back two German attacks. "In the region of Varennes we have consolidated our sains of the preced ing days. The German artillery has been very active, but we have suffered no losses. A similar condition has ex isted on the heights of the Meuse. In the forest of Lepretre our progress has been continued. "To the south of Thann we have oc cupied the railroad station of Aspacn. "Along the remainder of the front in the Vosges there have been artillery engagements." Report German Progress. Berlin. Germany (By wireless to Lon don), Dec. 11. In the official communi cation issued today by the German army headquarters staff, the Germans claim to have made progress on both. sides of the Argonne forest and In. Flanders, and to have repulsed French. attacks in the Woevre region. The text of the official statement is as follows: "We have made progress In Flan ders. To the east and to the west of the Jffgonne (in France) the enemv"s artillery positions were attacked, w fh good results. rencn aitacits in tne forest of LePretre and to the west ot Pont-A-Mousson were repulsed. "There is no change in the situation to the east of the Maxurian lakes (eaJt Prussia). "Our attacks in northern Poland are progressing. "Nj news is at hand from southern Poland- . ,, . (Signed) "Chief of the army Admin istration." Don't Declare Christmas Truce, Says A. Carnegie; It's Immoral, He Claims Washington, D. C, Dec. 11. Andrew Carnegie, a white house caller today, expressed decided opposition to a truce in the European war during the Christ mas holidays. He declared it would be unohristian-like and immoral to stop the fighting and then begin It again. He added he could not believe any nation which adopted such a suggestion was doing it sincerely. Tlie president was out golfing and Mr. Carnegie said he probably would return to pay his respects. GHRMANV IS WILLING TO GRANT TRUCE DURING HOLIDAYS. Berlin. Germany. Dec 11. The sug gestion of a truce in hostilities during the Christmas holidays has been ap proved by pope Benedict according to news given out by the official bureau. The approval, however," is conditioned on the willingness of the other nations at war to accept and abide by the conditions. Will the Big Guns At Naco Wear Pink Ribbon Bows This Time, Or Not?