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Tonight and Tuesday fair. I Warmer tonight. ESTABLISHED 1877 GERMANS MENACED IN FRONT AND REAR FIGHT FOR LIFE ON OWN SOIL Allies in Wcit and Russians in East Press\ Teuton Back and Steadily Draw Ring of Steel About Great Army. Kaiser to Battle for Existence. V Attempt to Break Thru Czar's Force < Three points today stand out in t.. t the war: 1. in Flanders, the Germans. undaunir, w past failures to break through to the Strait of Dover, have launched their new attacks, regard ed by the allies as their supreme effort. 2. In Russian Poland the immense armlea of the Russian emperor are pushing forward with speed, threatening the Germans on home doll. 3. From Toklo comes the report that a Japanese army may be sent to the west to take Its part with the British, French and Belgians in the struggles in the battlefields of Europe. Military observers agree that the war has entered uppn a crucial stage and that the next week may mark a definite turn in the course of events. In French opinion, the Germans must either win their way to the English Channel or fall back. For that reason particular interest at taches to today’s official statement, which Indicated the beginning of on slaughts for which the Germans have been preparing during the lull of the last few days. Fresh troops and new guns from the Krupp works have been rushed to the line of battle from Dixmude, southward across the French border to Arras. The Germans have struck their first blows at Dixmude and in the region of Ypres, and the French war office announces that their at tacks have been repulsed. Slow progress for the allies along the greater part ot’ the line from Dixmude to the Lys is claimed by tlio French. Over the remainder of fhk disputed territory across France, the situation lias not changed ma terially, although the French report that new German attacks in Alsace have been checked. The rapid clearing of Germans from Russian Poland has lent to the eastern campaign a degree of interest no less than that which attached to the fighting in the west. Unofficial reports from Petrograd indicate that the vast Russian military organization is at last under way in full force and that the German and Austrian armies are being opposed with enor mous Russian forces. Berlin admits that the Russians are now well be yond the river Warthe, which roughly marks the eastern boundary of Germany. The Russian advance, unless checked, may have an important bearing upon the fighting in the west, possibly compelling Germany to withdraw troops from France and Belgium. It is, suggested, however, that Russia delay her. forward movement to aocQpthlish her- long pZtpoee* & swinging down to the Bosphorus. No developments of the first importance are reported in the near east. The Russian’general staff In Caucasia announces that an attack on Russian positions at Koprukelu was repulsed with heavy losses for the enemy. The Russian Black Sea fleet has renewed bombardment of towns along the roast of Asia Minor. The suggestion that Japan send an army to Europe has not yet tak en tangible form, but Toklo reports that the Idea is attracting increasing attention and finding support in military circles. The sending of a Jap anese army to the west would be a movement without precedent and one which would emphasize the extent of the conflict. Into It already have been drawn Turkos from Africa and the dark skinned soldiers of India. The Panama canal may be put to the usages of war for the first time, should reports which reached New York today prove true. Seven British warships were said to be on their way to the canal, presumably proceed ing to the Pacific coast of South America to avenge the defeat of the British cruisers by German warships. American military observers, who thus far have been unable to view the fighting, may now have a glimpse of the war. The French war office has relaxed its strict orders and will permit observers from neutral coun tries to go to the front. i London. Mot. 9. —At three point! in the area ot hoetilitie* in Siltia, in Eatt Prussia and in Alsace, forces of the allies were on German soil tov day. and for the first time since the outbreak of hostilities conditions seemed to presage, in the opinion of British military observers, a rever sal of the roles of the contending armies. Tfp to the present time Germany has been fighting in thrf tenitfiry of her enemies, but now sne would ap* pear to be more or lets seriously menaced from the east by the victo rious Russian armies, the advance guards of which are lest than 200 miles from Berlin. It is true that there was a brief Russian invasion of East Prussia during the early stages of the war. while the French have for a long time held their nosition in Alsace, but the latest development in the Russian advance, if the in terpretation placed on it in London is not wrong, is the most important of the campaign up to the present time. It is mere speculation, of course, to say that Germany may be forced forthwith to retire from Belgium, or even cease her offensive in this arena. In certain areas of France and Belgium the allies are taking a vigorous offensive, but it si too early yet to predict that Germany will not renew her smashing tactics in an effort to break through the line and there will not be much hard fight ing around Ypres. In any event German retirement from Belgium pfdbably would be very* slow, as the forces of Emperor William have mpde the entire coun try behind their battle line one vast fortification, with trenches even more carefully prepared than those they are still holding In France. With Tslng Tau under Japanese administration and the release for other service of the Japanese and British vettels u*ed in the capture of this German stronghold, there should be a sharp impetus to naval activity In the far east, as these ves sels may now center their attention upon the roving German cruisers which have been so successful in THE CHRONICLE=NEWS Only Afternoon Full Leased Wire Associated Press Paper in Southern Colorado their operations against British ship ping. Havre, Nov. 9.—The Belgian gov ernment issues the following: /’The situation at Nieuport is sta tionary with slight advantage to us. On the remainder of the front almost complete quiet prevails. “The enemy still occupies on the the right bank of the Yser several points of support which have been cannonaded by our military. Dix mude has been bombarded by the enemy." Petrograd, Nov. 9.—What Is de scribed here as a continued and irre sistable offensive of the Russian army, resulting in the evacuation of Poland by the Germans, is reported today as successfully’ establishing it self in German territory at Pleschen, 15 miles west of the Russian-German frontier. In addition, the Germans are said to be generally relinquishing their stand along the Warthe river. This advance was accomplished, it is stated! by the Russian cavalry move ment in outflanking the German left. Russian penetration of German territory to Pleschen. Prussia, north west of Kalisz, upon which latter point the Germans appear to be with drawing, threatens the German line of communication. Along the Aus trian frontier the Russian attack of the Austrian rear guard at Pinczow, which commands an important cross ing on the upper Vistula, 25 miles from Cracow. It is asserted here that a general retreat of the Austrian forces on Cracow as a new base is now’ apparent. .Peking, Nov. B.—The German le gation states that the garrison at Tslng Tau numbered between 4,500 and 4,800 men. It is thought at the ! Japanese legation, from advices re ceived there that the town was not badly damaged by the bombardment. i Washington. Nov. 9. —The German garrison at Tsing Tau is to be for TRINIDAD. COLORADO. MONDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 9. 1914. mally surrendered to tbe Investing allied force of Japan and England to day, according to state department advices. The department has no confirma tion of a report thaa a good part of the German garrison escaped, but It is pointed out that it would be com paratively easy for them to make their way, with German pilots, thru the mine fields which have kept off the Japanese cruisers, to Chinese ter ritory. All such refugees must be Interned until the end of the war. if China is to avoid complications with Japan. Purls. Nov. 9.—The official an nouncement given out by thp French war office this afternoon says that the German offensive has been re newed at.Dixmude and In the region of Ypres and that to the southeast of Ypres all the German attacks have been repulsed. The text of the communication fol lows: “On our left wing the Germans ha ve undertaken again an offinsive movement on Dixmude and in the region of Ypres. Particularly to the southeast of Ypres their attacks have been everywhere repulsed. “At the end of the day, referring to the entire front between Dixmude and the Lys, we have made progress along the major part of the line. Nev ertheless, ur advance is slow on ac count of the offensive movements undertaken by the Germans, and be cause of the strong organization, the enemy already has had time to effect around hl3 points of support. SLnce the beginning of the fightlnfc the fog, furthermore, has made opera tions difficult, particularly between the Lys and the Oise. “On the center, along the Atone, the progress set forth In official com municstVjtpj-' tfhfl been made.” Berlin, Nor. 9.—German cavalry have been called upon in the present war to perform duties of a character differing widely from those imposed in maneuvers. Only relatively has there been an opportunity to launch the thrilling cavalry charges then favored. In stead the high booted horsemen fre quently are used both in the east, and west to hold trenches and fill out tbe linos or the infantry. Emperor William, in an address to the officers of a calary division which he reviewed in a Belgian town, said: "I learn with pleasure that the cavalry fought brilliantly. The horsemen in this war have been en trusted with tasks such as I never believed possible. It. is perhaps my fault that the training in times of peace never included the duties which the cavalry are here perform ing. The cavalry fought with bay onets and entrenching tools and Gen eral Von Marwltz tells me that the infantry are proud to charge with their brothers of the cavalry. “I hope, however, that the cavalry may yet have an opportunity to use their Tanccs if we succeed, with the help of the dear God who already has permitted us so many* successes, in vanquishing the enemy." WELSH FAVORITE IN BOUT WITH WHITE Milwaukee. Nov. 9.—Freddie Welsh, lightweight champion of the world, was a 2 to 1 favorite in the betting today for his 10-round no decision contest with Charlie White here tonight. CIRCUIT COURT RESTRAINS RAILROAD BROTHERHOODS St. Louis, Nov. 9.—Three railway brotherhoods were restrained by the circuit court today from calling a strike on the St. Louis Southern ICotton Belt) railway. The injunction was directed against the officials of the Order of Railway Conductors, the Brother hood of Railroad Trainmen and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen an 6 Enginetnen. The court ruled, however, that the injunction did not prevent unions Trom taking a strike vote. The injunction was granted at the rßftuest of six union men who claim ed that the strike order was issued after some of the men who had voted in favor of a strike had asked that their votes be changed. The difficulty between the rail road companies and the engineers arose out of the discharge of a con ductor on the grounds of intoxica tion. The leaders insisted that he was not intoxicated. The railroad company Invoked federal mediation which was accepted by the unions. The matter has not yet been ad justed. * MEXICO STILL WITH OUT A RECOGNIZED RULER Washington, Nov. 9.—State de partment advice* today discredit the reports that General Gutierrez had resigned as provisional president of Mexico, or that he bad been impris oned for refusing to obey the Villa faction. Official dispatches from Agua Cal lent es late yesterday said the con vention and Gnteirez were working in harmony and awaiting Carranza's reply to the message sent late last week to notify him Of the action of the'assembly in deposing him. Five days, which will expire at 6 o'clock tomorrow night were set for the reply. Cairanzgf has therefore, until tomorrow night to decide whether he will recognize the sov ereignty of the convention or be re jected by tho army under the con vention’s order. The state department had no re port of the reported execution of two American cowboys, Bishop and Eck les. near Chihuahua. The convention at Agnas Cal lon - tes has appointed Enrico C. Llorente aa its agent in Washington. He will arrive in a few days. He was con sul at El Paso during the Madero administration and was once indicted for recruiting Mexicans on American soil to fight Orozco. Dispatches from American? Consul 811 liman at Mexico City today made no jnentlon of the reported occupation 'of the citadel there by Hindral Obregon. Vera Cruz. Nov. 9^—General Car ranza has issued at Cordoba a de er oe promising that the import and other taxes collected at Vera Crux by the American* since they have l>eeif«ih fftrnmArt wn^ not be levied again by tbs Mexicans after the American evacuation. General Carranza, however, makes no reference to the demand made upon him that those Mexicans who have been in the employ of the American authorities at Vera Cruz be given guarantees of protection. The decree was issued at Cordoba, where General Carranza is in conference with a committee of the Aguas Gal lon tes convention. The preface to the decree refers to the petition circulated In Vera Crux asking the American forces to with draw from that city and says that since the residents at Vera Cruz have manifested a willingness to re ject the protection demanded for them by the United States the chief of the constitutionalists is disposed to nave their wishes fulfilled. The preface Is calculated to show that the Mexican people acted on tlielr own responsibility and not because of pressure from Washington. While Carranza was issuing the decree in the character of the chief executive General Obregon and other members of the committee appointed by the Aguas Calicntes convention to inform Carranza of the election of Eulalio Gutierrez as provisional president were Insisting in public statements that the convention was the sovereign power and that Gut cirrez wa3 the real head. Carranza met the committee in conference the latter persisting in the demand that the sovereignty or the convention and that the election of Guteirrez he proclaimed. General Carranza frank ly disagreed with this plan and with sarcasm expressed doubt of the as sertion of the convention that Gen eral Villa had retired from his com mand. He added that if those who made up the convention were afraid to tear Villa from the northern field he TlTSfaseTf would do it. General Aguil ar’s line was further strengthened during the night. BANKRUPT MERCHANT IS ON TRIAL Geneseo, N. Y., Nov. 9.—Henry Slegle, bankrupt banker ard head of a New York department store that bore his name, appeared in the su preme court here today to stand trial for grand larceny. Ttte alleged of fense was committed in New York, but Siegle asked for a change in venue so that he might be tried away from a host of New York cred itors. Siegle is charged with having ap propriated less than S7OO of the Binds in the private bank conducted In connection with his department store. It was expected the trial would require two weeks. Frank E. Vogel, Slegle’s partner, was to have been tried with him, but Vogel died suddenly a few weeks ago. SOFT DRINK CLUB MAY SUPPLANT SALOONS AT CAMPS The enforcement of the state-wide prohibition law, passed by the people at the election last week, may cause to spring up In the coal mining camps of southern Colorado in place of tho present saloons, what will he known as “soft drinks clubs,” or “coca cola Joints.” The employees of the mines are being encouraged to organize clubs which will give regu lar dances, which will have pool rooms and bowling alleys and where In winter colfee and sandwiches will be served and at all times soda water and soft drinks. This idea will take the place of the saloons, declared President Welborn of the C. F. & I. company in Denver Saturday. Mr. Welborn believes that the weeding out of the saloons will greatly redound to the benefit of the miners and that In time they will not miss the saloon, but find much more amusement in the clubs where clean and healthy recreation will be pro vided. He figures it will enable the miners to save more money and that the change will be welcomed by the women and children. Buys Auto With Bad Check, Gets Away Sheriff Crumb Arrest ot Woman at Dodge City, Kansas. Man Still at Lar*e. "» '■ « • - -"= ' - V~'* >-• Purchasing a Ford atttomo&llft at The Trinidad Novelty Works last Saturday, giving as part payment therefor a check which was after wards found to be. worthless, J. H. Curley, former salesman of the In ternational Harvester Co., resident of Aguilar, got away with the car and struck out overland. This morn ing the wife of the man was arrested in possession of the auto at Dodge City, Kansas. Curley apparently got away but local authorities believe that he will be in the toils before night. Little is known of Curley save that he has been at Aguilar for a short time. His story apparently satisfied the person from whom he negotiated for the car and giving a check drawn on the Commercial Savings Bank in the sum of $336 he was allowed to take the car. In due time the fraud was discovered, the chack found to be worthless and the authorities were notified. The of ficers of cities and towns were in structed by the local sheriff to look out for the car and its occupants. Curley bad left his wife at Agui lar und it is presumed that he went to Aguilar nfter completing the deal and picked u» the woman and then struck off overland. Somewhere en route Curley disappeared as only the woman and the auto showed up at Dodge City. As soon as the check was found to be worthless Undersherlff Zeke Martin left immediately in their pur suit. In communication with the sheriff’s office here last night Mar tin stated that he was hot on thejr trail and that he was then in Lamar and would leave immediately for Dodge City where the sheriff there was holding the woman and the car. During tho early part of the week Curley had accepted a position with a local implement house and at once began making arrangements for the purchase of a car. Friday night the deal was closed and Saturday morn ing about 5 o’clock Curley called at the garage and after making out a check in payme.nt for the car left in the Ford roadster for Aguilar. There he was met by the woman who Is said to be his wife and the two then left for Kansas, striking off through La Junta. Shortly after Curley left the gar age it was found that the check was a fraudulent one as he had no funds deposited in the bank upon which the check was made out. The sher iff’s office began working on the case and soon found trace of the par ty but were unable to have them de tained until they had reached Dodge City and by that time Curley had disappeared, leaving only the woman In charge of the car. It Is thought that the deal was carefully framed up before Curley at tempted to carry it out. Everything seem s tohave worked just right, the purchase of the car in the early morning before the banks were open and only few people were on the streets, the meeting of the woman in Aguilar and then making a direct drive through to Kansas. The party made remarkable time as evidently they had set out for some particu lar place lrom the fact that they were only two days on the road be tween here and Dodge City. MANY STARTERS IN OVERLAND AUTO SPEED RACE * Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 7. — ► Hugh B. Miller of Phoenix won ► the El Paso to Phoenix automo ► bile road race today. George ► •T. Hutchins was scecond. Angeles, Calif., Nov. 9. — Twenty cars darted out of Los An geles today on the seventh annual roud race to Phoenix, Ariz. A heavy rain starting at 3 a. m. turned streets and roads into rapid wuter courses, hut that hardly diminished the speed of the racers at the start. The first car, manned by T. J. Reaudet at the wheel and M. McCon ners as relief driver, started at 5:30 o’clock. The others followed at nvo minute intervals. Three days of varied driving over speedway, desert, mountain and un bridged stream face the pilots; 673 miles of the hardest racing the “des ert classic.” has ever offered will be divided into three spurts. Tonight the racers will go into control at Needles, California, 303 miles away. Tuesday night they will rest at Prescott, Arizona. Wednes day morning they will make the last dash of 134 miles for the money priz es of $6,750 and for the modal and title of •’Master (Driver of the World.” the reward of the Phoenix winner. The five leaders made the first 60 miles in one and a half hours. Wil liam Pink, who started eighteenth, was badly hurt fifteen miles out oP Los Angeles when his car skidded in to n diteh. H* thkqn to a fios-. pttal in San Bernardino, While bis place at the wheel of his car trss tak en by his assistant, Eley. The list of entries follows. No. Driver and Mechanic. 1. Beaudet and McConners. 2. C. Durant and It. Tjawrence. 3. iE. Schncik and C. Schneik. 4. O. Davis and Alev. 5. Oldfield and Hill. 6. D. Anderson and P. Redford. 7. W. Carlson and D. Hesse. 8. L. Nikrent and Junoskl. 9. .Wing and Parrish. 10. Kinkaiil and Greenwood. 11. Snow and Kendall. 12. W. Taylor and Rex. 13. and . 14. Poulke and Hahn. 1.7. «. Ellis and H. Elite. 16. Sprague and Burkins. 17. J. Burns and McMaster. 18. Pink and Eley. V? 19. Bramlctte and Bclson. 20; C’havrotte and Angle. 21. Dubois and Camlnetti. Burstow, Calif., Nov. 9.—With R. C. Durant driving car No. 2 out in front with a margin of six minutes, the leaders in the seventh Los An geles-Phoenix trans-desert rave are strung out this afternoon on the rough test going of the desert, bound for thet first control. Noodles on the Colorado river. Harney Oldfield, driving No. 5, ar rived here first. 130 miles from Ix>s Angeles, at 9:10 a. m. His elapsed time was three hours and forty min utes. Olin Davis. No. 4. was in sec ond. three hours, forty-three minutes from Los Angeles. Durant’s time her£ was three hours forty-one minutes, but he went through in a hurry leav ing Oldfield, who stopped for fuel supplies. Beaudet, who left Los An geles, checked In fourth. Nineteen cars were in the race at this stage but four were damaged and are not expected to reach the Needles, 107 miles away. Three drivers hurt were the cas ualties up to this point. F. J. Pink, whose car was ditched fifteen miles out of lx)s Angeles, Is in a hospital at San Bernardino but not seriously hurt. Sprague and Buckius, whose ear. No. 16. overturned In the desert were painfully bruised, but continued in the race with their damaged car. PURITY LEAGUE HAS FUND TO PROTECT GRILS Sioux City, la.. Nov. 9.—The World’s Purity Federation has ap propriated $39,000 t.o protect girls who visit the San Francisco exposi tion from white slavery. This state ment was made by John B. Ham mond of Des Moines. lowa, superin tendent of the law enforcement di vision, who arrived here today. The action was taken at a meeting of the executive council in Kansas City yes terday. Buy At bom*. Help the local merchant who helps the town to grow. Flrat read the C.-N. ad columns. PRICE 5 CENTS LARGE MAJORITY FOR WETS IN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY Vote on Amendments Complete. List of Precinct Officers The prohibition amendment waa defeated In Las Animas county by 2,820 vote*. With few exceptions the amendments and referred hills failed to carry, showing plainly that the voters viewed with suspicion the measures offered by the Democratic party. The complete returns ns pub lished Saturday, showed that only two Democrats were elected in the county. The full vote on amend ments with the list of precinct Jus tices and constables is as follows: For Amendment No. 1 1961 Against Amendment No. 1 ... .2970 For Amendment No. 2 2696 Against Amendment No. 2 ... .5416 For Amendment No. 3 1447 Against Amendment No. 3 ... .2621 For Amendment No. 4 1054 Against Amendment No. 4 ... .2116 For Amendment No. 5 1909 Against Amendment No. f> . . . .2003 For Amendment No. « 1494 Against Amendment No. C ... .2261 For better roads 2954 Against better roads 1724 For Amendment No. 8 ...... 961 Against Amendment No. 8 ....2660 For sections 36 and 37, sen. ate bill No. 1 1091 Against 1924 For house hill No. 136 .... .1016 Against 1964 For senate bill No. 69 2Sb2 Against For senate bill .3186 Vr; wi st e. bill No. i 1059 Against JHI7 For amendment concerning city or town Indebtedness 952 Against 1801 For the amendment concerning hoard of equalization to prop erly adjust the burdens of tax ation 1094 Against 1831 For amendment to Section 2 of Article, 717 of the constitu tion, and permitting change in the manner and cost of pub lishing constitutional amend ments and initiated and re ferred measures 1039 Against HISt The following were elected justices of the peace and constables in 27 precincts: Precinct I—V. V. Fatton and J. 8. Scott, justices: Harry Bicrne and Milton ITohbs, constables. enntiini»4 on “DARE DEVIL” HETH TO FLY HERE ON SATURDAY-SUNDAY Eugene Heth, wizard of the air. dare devil hirdman, using the lates*. high altitude Wright brothers’ aero plane, will execute death-defying aerial stunts at the aviation meet which has been arranged for Trini dad next Saturday and Sunday. J. S. Berger, who will stage the flights here, promises the best exhibition of its kind that Trinidad has ever seen. Heth and Berger recently showed In Denver under the auspices of the Denver Post, and lust week the riv ers staged a successful meet at Rocky Ford. The machine to be used will accommodate an extra nassetiger and an open Invitation has been extended to any one thus desiring to take a trip into cloud land. The aeroplane flights ara not the only entertainment feature on the program of the Berger show. In ad dition will he motorcycle ruces by some of the most noted motorists in the country. These will he real thril lers, calculated to give the*, people something that has never been seen here up to tills time. Another feat ure also Is Captain A. 11. Hardy, the champion rifle shot. As a matter of fact only one man has successfully operated an aero plane in this high altitudue. All but one of the aviation experiments in this city have been failures. The failures, however, have not lessened the public interest in the great mod ern snort of the air and the estab lished reputation of Heth and Berger assures that everything as adver tised on the program will be given here. The flights will be made from a he fair grounds.