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Tonight and Friday fair; not much change In temper ature. ESTABLISHED 1877 GERMANS FIGHT WAY NEARER GOAL OF MILITARY OPERATIONS Scene of Titantic Struggle, Changes and Kaiser’s Invaders Move On Nearer Allies Meet Each Desperate Attack and Battle are Even. Loss of Germans No Wto Wonderful Fighting Machine Over the long battle lines of Europe comparative quiet prevails to day exce)t in Belgium, where the still undecided conflict continues with deadly fury. On the Servian border sharp fighating is in progress and the Turks are in action against the Russians, band along the East Prussian border and in Galicia there apparently is uut on the main positions thru France lull. Today's official French statement, the only authorative word up to early aiternoon, sketches out a battle line which adhered closely to that previously reported. In contrast with yesterday’s admission of a German advance, including the capture of Dixmude, the French statement of to day was non-committal. Fighting continues with violence on the west cru end of the line, it is said, but there arc no indications whether the Germans have succeeded in pushing further their advance. It is assumed in all quarters that the utmost energy or the allies would be expended in efforts to halt the German movement west of Dix mude, as the road lies straight to Dunkirk, on the channel. Along the Servian border, the only other mint from which heavy fighting is reported, the Austrians are making a determined effort to crush Servian and complete the campaign before the opening of winter. Austrian recent assertions that her troops had defeated the Servians . and were carrying the fighting well on Servian soil, found partial con firmation in official information from Nish where it is admitted that the Servians abandoned some positions along the northern border for straetgic reasons. A decisive victory .however, is claimed by the Servians in one of the numerous engagements- now in progress along the western and northern boundaries. A force of C.OOO Austrians who crossed the 4)anubc at a point SO miles from Del grade, the Servian war office says = 1 captured and auauy driven uud drowned In the river. The Russian pursuit of the Germans along the Silesian frontier has slackened and the Germans arc strengthening their positions ulong the line of border fortresses in expectation or an attempted Russian invas ion. Petrograd makes the statement that the retreat of the Germans was due to the failure of their Crown Prince, in command of the center to hold hit position. Both General Von llindonburg in the north uud Gen eral Danki, in charge of the Austrian forces in Gulic’a. arc said to have held back the Russians until the retreat of the Crown Princes forces compelled them to fall back to avert disaster. Another report, which also may possibly be classed as gossip, is to the effect that General Danki. dis pleased by the recent course of events. Is moving South across Galicia, and bus refused to co-operate further w*th the German staff. Austria admits the withdrawal of her troops from eastern (lallcla and the investment of Przemysl for the second time by the Russians. Fighting between the Turks and the Russian army of Caucasia ap parently is still in progress without definite result. The Russian staff reports that it is maintaining its positions, routing the Turkish forces which attempted an enveloping movement. A Turkish torpedo boat, ac cording to a dispatch from Athens, has been captured off the coast of Asia Minor. With the reassembling of the British |.arlhtmeiit it heroines a|>|>ar ■nt that the government will be hetklcd, notwithstanding the derisions of the optimists to support the premier on major pollrles during the continuance ol the war. The government s conduct ol navul matters nrobahly will he the subject of the most pointed .plestions which the cabinet members will he called upon to answer. The success of the (ler .nuu spy svtem and the sending of n British force to doomed Antwerp, alsu have given rise to criticism of the government. Kngland's recent feeling of optimism was altered by the latest tier man naval real of sending a submarine In the shore of England and sinking the tntrpedo gunboat Niger In the Downs. The American cruiser North Carolina, one of the two warship* sent to the relief of Americans in Europe, Is safe in the harbor at Beirut, ns Is the Tennessee, iter companion ship, learned by wireless. IE ND WAR. . . hesuccesuarv dcG u ‘ London. Nov. 12.—The Russian successes in the east, which for a time were predominant features of the war news, must again divide space with the acocunts of re-kin dled activity on the part of the Ger mans in West Flanders, where the forces of Emperor William have dis proved the contention of the allies that their attempt to force their way to Dunkirk and Calais had finally lulled. With Dixmude In their possession, the invaders? today were less than r,O miles from Calais and much near er Dunkirk, and the fight they have been putting up In the face of tre mendous losses seems to bear out what had ulso been said —that they will uot abandon this struggle to reach the coast unless they are ut terly crushed*. The English and French theory Is that the holding of Dixmude is only temporary: that its history will be much the same as that of other towhs which have been tak en and retaken in the fighting on the Yser. In certain nlacea north of Dixmude the Germans are at least on the left bank of the Ysor, that is, on the side nearest the French coast towns, and tlielr attacks, instead of concentrat ing tp the southward, beloy Ypres. apparently have been renewed almost on the coast line. Here they* drove the allies from Loniboertzyde. only THE CHRONICLE=NEWS Only Afternoon Full Leased Wire Associated Press Paper in Southern Colorado In turn to be driven out themselves. The official announcement given out by Baris this ufternoon says that the Germans again are trying to take Lombaertzyde, which is to the north of Niouport and within a stone’s throw* of the sea. How they can operate In this locality if British and French warships still are stand ing guard off the shore is not quite clear to Britisli observers. For some time past there has been no mention of naval activity on this coa?t, but it has been assumed that this was ex plained by the reported German re tirement from the const of France and Belgium and the news that they were delivering their attacks further to the south. Paris, Nov. 12.—The French offi cial statement given out in Paris this nfternoon says that the fighting on the left wing continues with vio lence and lias been characterized with alternate advances and retire ment. without Importance. Generally speaking, the statement declares, the battle front shows no important change sinee the tenth of November. The text of the communication fol lows: “On our left wing the fighting still I continues with violence and has been conducted with alternate advances and retirements without importance. Speaking broadly, the battle front has not varied greatly since the TRINIDAD. COLORADO. THURSDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 12. 1914. 10th of November. In the evening of yesterday it extended along the line between Lombaertzyde and Nleu port; tiie Niouport canal to Ypres; the approaches to Ypres, in the re gion of Zonnebeckc and to the cast of Armentlercs. “There has been no change in the position held by the British army, which repulsed the attacks of the enemy, and particularly an offensive movement undertaken by a detach ment of the Prussian guard. From the canal of La Bnssee as far as and up the river Oise, there have been minor engagements. “In the region of the river Aisne, in the neighborhood of Vail TV we re tained our position against a counter attack and we strengthened our po sition in the territory previously conquered by us. “In the region of Craonne and on the Heurtebiz farm, our artillery suc ceeded In reducing to silence the cannon of the enemy. Several of their places were even destroyed. We also made some progress in the vicin ity of Berry* Au Bac. "In the Argonnc. In the Woevre district, in Lorraine and in the V’os gos, the respective positions show no change.” Berlin. Nov. 12.—Includede In the information given out in official quarters today concerning war activi ties in different parts of the fighting area s the followng: “Turkish headquarters report tliut the Turks have captured the fortifi cations of EH Arish, in Egypt, close to the Turkish frontiner. They also became possessed of four English field guns and certain telegraph ma terial. ’“ln the Caucasus the Turks have inlficted further defeat on the Rus sians, who lost numerous prisoners. “The Austrians have surprised and defeated the Russians north of Czernowitz. In this fighting the Russians sustained heavy losses. “The Arabians of Nejd and Mecca are mobilizing against the English. ’ Berlin. Nov. J-2 (via London). — German general headquarters issued (CoallaMe* «■ (Mgr 7.) WILSON HEARS PROTEST OF NEGROS Washington. Nov. 12.—President Wilson, while receiving delegations oi negroes today who came to the White House to protest against segre gating the races in government de partments objected to the tone adopt ed by their spokesman, William Trot ter of Boston, and told the committee that if it called on hiui again it would have to get a new* chairman. The president added that he hud not been addressed in such a manner since he entered the White House. Tiie delegation charged that Sec rotary McAdoo and Comptroller Wil liams in the treasury, and Postmas ter General Burleson had enforced segregation rules in tlielr offices. President Wilson replied that lie had investigated the question and bail been assured there hud been no dis crimination in the comforts and sur roundings given to the negroes. He added he had been informed by offi cials that tiie segregation had been started to avoid friction between the races and not with the object of In juring the negroes. The president said he was deeply interested In the negro race and greatly admired Its progress. He de clared the thing to be sought by the negro people was complete independ ence of white people and that he felt the white race was willing to do everything possible to assist them. Trotter and other members at once took issue with the president, declaring the negro people did not seek charity or assistance, but that they took the position that the ne groes had equal rights with whites and that those rights should be re spected. They denied there had been any friction between the two races before the segregation was be gun. President Wilson listened to wliat they had to say and then told tho delegation that Trotter was losing control of his temper and that he (the president) would not discuss the matter further with him. After leaving tho president’s pres ence, Trotter, Maurice Spencer and other of the delegation declared their talk had been “thoroughly dis appointing.” They declared they would hold a mass meeting in Wash ington Sunday to discuss the ques tion. Mr. Wilson ts understood to have told the committee the question was not a political one and that he would not take it up on political grounds. RUSSIAN FORCE BEATEN BY TURKS Berlin, Tuesday. Nov. 10.—A Turkish official report received here from Constantinople and given out today says that the Russians have been completely, defeated on the Caucasian frontier after a fight which lasted two days. The posi tions of the Russians now are occu pied by the Turks. A Turkish fleet pur-tied the Rus sian ship which pursued the Russian ship which took part ivi the bom bardment of Koslu oil the Black Sea, but the Russians escaped in a fog. Warsaw, Russia, Nov. t2.—Repre sentatives of the Petrograd relief fund for Poland, arrived here today Cuatlnafd «■ past S.l A. H. TAYLOR WAS ONE OF FIRST SETTLERS IN TRINIDAD Oevrlaud behind a mule team from Kansua City way back in 18G(’», Alex under Taylor selected the adobe vil lage that lias since become Trinidad, as the place to make his home. Tay lor, a native of Pennsylvania, one of the hardy types of manhood that has been a factor in the settling of the A. H. TAYLOR Of Canon City, one of Trinidad's foremost pioneers. great we.-d. followed the old desert trails 4 8 years ago. passed through herds of buffalo that roamed the prairies, endured the hardships of a long journa.v that seemed endless and cast his lot with the hand full cf white people who were the fathers and mothers of the Trinidad of to day. Taylor, who has lived in Canon City for the past four years, is in the city today visiting old friends. When Taylor landed here there were but three white men litre who are living today. They were A. W. Archibald. I). L. Taylor and Henry George, tho lloehne storekeeper. There were but two American women in these parts. The scattered adobes were all that gave suggestion of a town. Taylor, however, made up his mind to stay and stay ho did. Alter residing here for 4 1 years he left to malcc his home- in Fremont county. Mr. Taylor was one of the first ranchmen of this section. He re mained to see the city grow from that little adobe village to the flour ishing city it now is. And as the eit y grew up about him. Mr. Taylor became one of the most important factors in its upbuilding. He was active in public affairs, always loyal to the interests of the community, and when some years ago a dry farm experiment was launched, Mr. Taylor gave land for the splendid enterprise that was started. For some time after he settled here •he drove a stage between El Moro and Iron Springs. Those were days when he braved all sorts of difficul ties and hardened himself to all con ditions of weather. He had an ac quaintance with all of the old set tlers and talks Interestingly of them and incidents in their lives. Taylor is also it pioneer Democrat, but is pleased to acknowledge that he did not support the party this year. Speaking of this he said in his usual plain-spoken man nor: “I found I could not be a Democrat and an anarchist at the same time.” FEDERATION ASKS WILSON TO FORCE OPERATORS TO ACCEPT TRUCE Philadelphia, Nov. 12.—A resolu tion was presented at today’s conven tion of the American Federation of Labor urging* President Wilson to in sist that the Colorado mine owners accept the federal plan for peace and it fhey fail to comply the president take steps to have coal mines operat ed under government supervision. The resolution was filed by Wil liam Green of the United Mine Work ers of America, acting for the mining department of tiie federation It was referred under thF rules of the con vention, to a committee. The resolution recited the history of the struggle between tiie mine owners and miners in tliut state and asserted that investigations have shown the justice of the miners* cause. Continuing the resolution says: Resolved, that the thirty-fourth annual convention of the American Federation of I*abor call upon the president of tho I'uitcd States to in sist that tin* Colorado coal operators immediately comply witli the fedoral plan of settlement, and in the event they refuse, that he take such steps as are necessary to have a receiver appointed for the purpose of taking over the mines and operating them In the interest of the people, under fed eral supervision, until such time as the civil aud political rights of tiie people are established. Philadelphia. Pa.. Nov. 12.—• Frank P. Walsh oT Kansas City, Mo., chairman of the federal commission on industrial relations, addressed the delegates to the American Federation of Labor today on the work of tiie commission which has been investi gating industrial conditions through out the country during the last year. Mr. Walsh said the first report would be made to congress , next mouth. He said that the commission has examined 300 employers repre senting the great industries -of the country. Of these, he said, only five employers have disagreed with the underlying principals of collective bargaining. SERBS SMASH AUSTRIANS IN DANUBE BATTLE Nish, Scrvia., Nov. 12. -The six battalions of Austrian infantry with quick firing guns which crossed the Danube near Szderevo under cover of artillery fire, on November 9, have been annihilated by a Servian counter attack, according to official inform ation given out in Nish today. ••All the men not killed, wounded or drowned in the Danube fell into our hands.” Tiie' announcement continues: ••We made 2.000 prisoners and cap tured 2 quick firing guns. BOMB WRECKS COURT HOUSE IN BRONX New York, Nov. 12.—Amidst the ruin wrought by a powerful bomb exploded last night at the entrance to Bronx county’s new $1,000,000 court house, detectives today found what they consider strong evidence that the outrage was perpetrated by anarchists who had in mind tho Hay market riot at Chicago more than 20 years ago. Detectives who had believed that the explosion had been prompted by vengeance upon County Judge Imuis L). Gibbs, for heavy sentences im posed recently by him on seven traf fickers in women, turned from their theory to follow the fresh clue. Among the fragments of metal clipped from the door casing and cornices of the court house; they found the tatters of a pamphlet printed in Spanish and headed “Los Mortires De Chicago” (“The martyrs of Chicago.”) MARTIAL LAW ENDS IN BUTTE Butte, Mont., Nov. 12. —Martial law. which has prevailed in Butte since the arrival of the national guard on September 1, was raised to day when the soldiers departed from the city. VILLA LEADS WARLIKE MOVE ACAINST FIRST CHIEF CARRANZA Date of Evacuation of Vera Cruz by U. $. Soldiers Not Yet Fixed. Gutierrez Takes Oath of Office as Provisional President of Mexico Washington, Sox’. J —General Villa, at the head of a large column of troops, has begun marching south from Agues Calientes to attack the Carranza forces under General Gon zules at Queretaro. Official advices today say the Agua Calientes conven tion ordered the movement. Geuerul Mlanco, who had an nounced his intention of remaining loyal to the convention, sturted for Mexico City to take command of his troops, but was arrested at Silao by General Gonzales. George C. Carroihers, American consular agent, reported that he was accompanying Villa on bis march south. Washington, Nov. 12.- -Uncertain ty ruled again today in the Mexican situation. General Kulalio Gutierrez has taken the oath of office as provisional president at the Aguas Calientes con vention, which simultaneously de clared General Carranza, hitherto first chief of the constitutionalist army, as being in rebellion. Muny generals who swore their ullcginnco to the convention arc leaning to Car ranza while some of his most loyal followers are preparing to desert him. Th(« was the tenor of the official dispatched today from American Con sul Hillfman ut Mexico City, and Leon Canova, special agent at Aguas Cnl icutes. In tiic meantime President Wilson and Secretary Bryan are awaiting further word from Mexico before announcing the date of the evacuation of Veru Cruz. Cat ranza is still at Cordobu and inay move to Vera Cruz to celebrate the departure of the American forces. The convention Is still in session at Agnus Calltntes and there are ru mors of fighting in the vicinity. Car ranza has invited Gutierrez to meet him in conference, in an effort to reacli an agreement. Guteirrez de i lined. Carranza submitted a new In Times of Peace, Prepare for War High Power Rifle Boys are Getting Ready to Respond to Another “Call To Arms” The high power rifle boys of southern Colorado have heeded the ad monition of that illustrious and far seeing statesman who said: “In times of peace, prepare for war.” Like the esteemed and distinguished first citizen of America the vet erans of Ludlow, Forbes, Hastings and Aguilar and divers other cam paigns of industrial warfare, have been doing some “watchful waiting” since the federal troops pitched their yellow tents upon these prairies. They have been watchful of an opportunity to start something and wait ing for a chance to dig up their concealed firearms. The time, however, has not yet come. But the strikers are drilling every day. going through the maneuv ers and organizing into companies for future service in the field. The sharp shooters have been doing a little target practice and the arson squads have reported themselves in prune condition to take on any kind of a job. The men on strike, obeying the counsels of their leaders, have been subscribing a tithe out of their three per a week for the purchase of machine guns. It is stated cn good authority that one Bernardo, the union secretary of war, has been honored by the appointment of collector of coins, and that by the assessment of members 25 cents each the sum of $53.40 was raised in the local union and $28.50 in the Bowen local. Other locals have generously responded, it is understood, and it will not be long before the wherewithal to start another insurrection will be in. hand. Daily the union volunteers arc doing some fancy marching at Jerry ville. old Segundo and on the old parade ground at Ludlow. With broom sticks and ax handles they are forward marching and quick stepping and going through mock military maneuvers. The Bill Diamond infantry is apparently becoming wanned up to the healthful and invigorating ex ercise and the faithful old guerillas are manifesting the same patriotic zeal as they exhibited during the seige of Tabasco, the battle oi Water Tank Hill and the sortie in the Black Hills. Recent rumors that the federal troops were to be withdrawn started the old martial spirit to blazing in the breasts of the • downtrodden" sub jects of the agitators. They straightway began burnishing up their 99- horsepower flintlocks. The red bandana warriors of General John Brown nricked up their ears, the first battalion of redneck reservists began to 1 . v s i i* t .»41 * organize. On every hand there are unmistakeable signs of the warlike prepar ations of men who still acknowledge the leadership of men who forced them into idleness. The daily drills, the assessment of strikers must be for one purpose and that is to maintain themselves in readiness for a continuation of the outlawry that reigned a few months ago and which was only ended when the arm of the United States intervened. . . • _ Buy at home. Help the local merchant who helps the town to grow. First read the C.-N. ad columns. PRICE 5 CENTS list of conditions under which be would retire, hut these were rejected. Generals Obrcgon and Villareal did not return to the convention from tlieir visit to Carranza at Cor doba and Hie holier in Aguas Cal ientes is that they win remain loyal to Carranza. Benavides was the only member of the committee who re turned. Uncertainty prevails as to flic attitude of General Blanco iu command of the troops in Mexico City, hut latest reports indicate that lie umy stand by tins eon veil Mon. Tile governors of the federal district of Mexico and the state of Tumaulipns. General Francisco Mugia and General Luis Caballero, respectively, have telegraphed their repudiation of the convention. While the leading generals are wavering, telegrams are passing in plots and counter-plots. The point at which the first Im portant clash is liable to conic is In tho vicinity of Querrelaro, where General Pablo Gonzales, who is loyal to Carranza, is stationed with sev eral thousand troops. The loyalty of a large pari of his force is doubted and already one report to the con vention said many of his men re fused to obey ills orders. Fighting at Leon, south of Aguas Calientes. ttlst; was r*?i«iiicd, hut no fkiaii' have arrived. 151 Paso. Texas, Nov. 12. Official reports from Mexico City today silld that several chiefs headed by Gener al Pablo Gonzales, Carranza's prin cipal leader, lias sent messages to the •‘first chief,*' and Provisional President Gutierrez appealing a sec ond time that both Carranza and Vil la roiign their posts, it alsi was re ported but unconfirmed, from the Villa side, that Gonzales had deserted Carranza and offered his services to the convention.