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not mui’li ill tinge la iiicm perature. ESTABLISHED 1877 GERMANS LEAVE TRAIL OF BLAZING RUIN IN THEIR WAKE Furious Fighting Co n 0 e Fast Prussia. Allies Hold Czar’i • So «nJ* Hww4 y. Servia Servia Sustains Greater Loss. Austrian Army Reinforced, Is Obstacle in Path of Invading Hordes. At two points in the battle line extending across France and Bel gium the Germans are making deter mined efforts today to break tiuu and at the same time a critical strug gle was under way in Bussian Po land. Today's Frc. .h statement said tnat at Ypres, Belgium, the point selected fer the new German attempt to force away through to the English chan nel, the artillery fire yesterday was violent and that many buildings were set on fire. In the region of the Argoune for est. well on toward the eastern end of the line, where the Germans are centering another severe attack, the fighting yesterday was described as "very not," and it is said that the German onslaughts were repulsed. Rheims and Soissons also were under bombardment, with what effect was not disclosed. The German statement speaks of severe fighting at Y-ras and also says that a British squadron’s at tempt to bombard Nieuport was re pulsed twiefc In tha Argonae region it is said d- ri-wneat grtdtd ■lawly. The renewed efforts of the Ger mans in the west, notwithstanding the effects of the cold, wet weather, which was said to make fighting in the lowlands almost an impossibility, attracted renewed attention to the western field of battle. The strug gle between the Russians and Acs lio-German forces in the east, how ever. still was rated as of greater im mediate importance because of the in fluence the outcome is expected to exert upon the whole future course of the war. From this quarter came no definite news today. Berlin was confident of an early decisive victory. Out the war office there acknowl edged today that the arrival of Rus «’an reinforcements had postponed the decision. In Berlin it is said the outcome of the main battle with the Russians may decide not only that phase of the many-sided war. but the whole Euro nean struggle. A decisive triumph in the east, it is pointed out. would free part of the German army en cased there to assist the forces which are facing the British. French and Belgium in the west. Unofficial reuorta from Petrograd state that the Russians are continn ing their advance in East Prussia and THE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE MAKES A REPORT Recommends an Early Restoration of State Sovereignty to Gov. Ammons The advisory report of the Colorado legislative strike investigating committee submitted yesterday to Governor E. M. Ammons, recomm-nds just what was the rallying cry of the Republican party in the fall «*m> paign. a restoration at an early date of state sovereignty. this report finds that conditions have fully warranted the action taken to maintain .peace and order and urges upon the chief executive a firm stand to end the industrial trouble. This committee will make a full report to the incoming legislature and recommend such laws as it deems are needed to handle the present situation and future troubles of this character. The members of this committee were named in pursuance of a reso lution adopted by the special assembly called by the governor a few months ago The committee visited the coal strike district and quietly made inquiries The committee found that the federal troops were sit ting on the job and preserving peace, but clearly emphasized the duty of the state to take over the control of its own affairs by sending back a Hilly equipped state militia and urged the issuance of a proclamation by the governor impressing upon all citizens the necessity of pursuing a pol icy of law and order. The report further recommended that the gover nor. in accordance with a new law. extend the ban upon the saloons in the strike districts. What this committee recommends is certainly an endorsement of the program so clearly enunciated in campaign time by Governor Elect Georgr Carlson. It endorses what the good people of Colorado endorsed by their ballots on November 3. The report makes no charges or indict ments against union members or union leaders, but clearly implies that the strikers and their leaders have been responsible for the condition brought about within the state. t THE CHRONICLE-NEWS Only Afternoon Full Leased Wire Associated Press Paper in Southern Colorado have captured Oumbinen. a fortified city. 66 milei from Koenigiberg. Ac cording to all accounti the main bat tle between the Viitula and Wartha riven ia atill in progreaa and al though the German! are preaaing for ward ateadily. the Human army ia atill offering determined reaiatance. The fighting in Belgium, whieh hat been alow for aeveral daya on account of the weather, haa broken out with renewed ferocity at Yprei, with the artillery playing the main part. London auggeata that thia may be the prelude to another German at tempt to pierce the line, at in the part onalaughta by German infantry have been proceeded by heavy artil lery attacka. From the other fields of battle re ports were meagre. The Turks were said to have reached the Suez canal after having defeated British forces. . The British steamer La Corriuta, missing for several weeks after she sailed from Buenos Ayres for Liver pool. is now said to nave been tank by the German converted cruiser Xron Print Wilhelm, her crew hav ing been taken by a German steamer to Mont* Video. The Preach bark Union, it ia said, also was sunk by the Kron Prinz Wilhelm. Berlin, Nov. 23 (via London).— The off'eial communication issued by the German army headquarters today says: “righting continues at N leu port and at Ypres. A small British squad ron twice approached the coast but was driven off by our urtjllery. The British naval guns had no effect. “In the forest of the Argoune we ure gaining ground step by step, one trench after another, and one point of support after another being wrest ed from the French and n number 01 prisoners being taken daily. | "A violent reconnoitering expedi j tion against our posjtion on the east I of the Mosselle river was uiudc in | effective by our counter attack. "in East Prussia the situation re mains unchanged. “In Poland the appearance of Rus sian reinforcements is postponing a decision of the buttle. “In the region cast of Czentochowa and to the, northeast of Cracow the Austro-Geruian offensive was main tained. Paris, Nov. 23.—The official French bulletin given out in Paris this afternoon suys that yesterday (II.LVI lll’Ull o null CiMillnwed ui pmmr 3.> TRINIDAD. COLORADO. MONDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 23. 1914. ROCKEFELLER RELIEF SHIP REACHES ITS DESTINATION Rotterdam, Nov. 23.—The cargo of provisions for the destitute people of Belgium, sent by the Rockefeller foundation on the steamer Massa peqiia, was unloaded here today and is now on tlie way to Belgium. Be-; fore the ship had been made last ,'»00 stevedores swarmed aboard. They uulouded the curgo with speed which perhaps was never before equalled at tills port. The steveoures rough! Tor the cov eted privilege of helping in the work which carried witli It the right to use a pass marked “Member Ameri can Commission.’ the process of un -1 loading being watched by a large crowd, in jvhich were Captain T. F.» Lucev of the American Relief Ooih mksiou; Lieut. Walter U. Uhontrdi. American 'naval attache** at Berlin, Listoe. America'' onsul gen eral at Rotterdam, and Captain Sutherland. American military at tache at The Hague. Mr. Listoe extended the official welcome, and Muuricc M. Langhorne. secretary of the American Legation to The Netherlands, presented Dr. Henry Van Dyke who delivered an address. In the afternoon the Americans were entertained by the burgomas ter of Rotterdam. The Rockefeller commission hur ried several tons of salt to Brussels, some of the refugees there having been without salt for two months. London. Nov. 23.—Tiie relief work ofg the Rockefeller foundation in Austria. Servia and France and some sections of Russia wjll be undertak en actively at once. Dr. Wickllffo Rose, head of the Rockefeller com mission. said today that lie and his associates would soon visit theso countries, where the needs of the people perhaps ure as great us in Belgium, although less has been heard of the conditions there. It Is the purpose of the Rockefel ler commission. Dr. Rose explained, to discover the localities 1n Which the needs of the people are greatest, regardless of the country, ami send relief immediately. Members of the Rockefeller com mission express themselves us great ly pleased with the work which has been done by the American Relief Commission in Belgium, and will use the organization of the commission for distributing the supplies which it sends to that country. Food for warded to other countries probably will be distributed under the direct supervision of the Rockefeller com mission, since there are nno other or ganizations available ut present, for the work. Ambassador Page and Dr.J Rose have learned that conditions are es pecially bad in some sections of Ser via. and efforts will be made to ex tend relief there at once. WAR BULLETINS London. Nov. 23.—1 t was an nounced officially this afternoon that the British aviators who Saturday afternoon raided Friedrichshafen, on Lake Constance, report positively that all the bombs thrown by them reached their objective and that s|- rious damage was done to the Zep pelin airship factory. WM. ROCKEFELLER ASKS INDICTMENT QUASHED New York. Nov. 23.—William Rockefeller. Standard Oil millionaire, today petitioned the federal court to dismiss the indictment charging hint and 20 other former New Haven di rectors with criminal violation of the Sherman law-. The clerk who with drew the grand Jury panel. Mr. Rock efeller charges, is a resident of NCw Jersey, which is not in this federal district. VILLA FORCES DEFEAT TROOPS OF GEN. CARRANZA El Paso. Texas. Nov. 23.—Reports from Villa sources in Juarez today were to the effect that a large hand of Carranzista troops were defeated yesterday by Villa troops at Tlaxcala, between Puebla and Mexico City. The report said that 400 Csnmizisias were killed and that the Carranza command numbered several thousand. ADOLPH GERMER FACES SERIOUS CHARGES Mine Workers Organ izer Mast Answer to Head Officials of Union Adolph Germer, international or ganizer of the United Mine Worker, of America, one of the mo.t promi nent in the conduct of the Colorado coal .trike, face, charge, ol a wri out nature which will be reviewed by a committee from the organiza tion. Germer, who it a candidate for preaident of the union, hu, it ia alleged, been guilty of various irreg ularities, and the diaclo.ure. have created a itir within the rank, of the union which has precipitated a factional fight bordering on diarnp tion. Germer is said to have gone to Pueblo, Colo., recently with a woman whom he regi.tered aa hi. wife. It is alio charged that he lia. di.po.ed of a large quantity of gun. belonging to Colorado strikers and with other act. in violation of the by-law. of tht organization. The hearing will be conducted before International President John P. White. Germer. it will be remembered, i. a radical Socialist and labor agitator, who was one of the first on the ground here during the summer of 1913. prior to the calling of the •trike. He was one of the most ac tive in stirring up industrial trouble in Colorado. When the .trike was called Germer was pat in charge of the miner.’ headquarters at Walsen lrorg and left the district several months ago and has since been lec turing hi the oust Cast Korember he was arrested by the military au thorities at Walsenburg after he had returned frCWr Denver witn a Walsen burg woman, with wtwm. it was charged, he had lived for several days. The following storv apumred in the East St. Louis Journal under date of November 19: ADOLPH GERMER UNDER CHARGES Adolph Germer. formerly of East St. Louis, vice president of the Illinois United Mine Work ers. and who is a candidate for president of the organization, is to be given a hearing before five miners selected from the ranks of the Illinois United Mine Workers by National President John P. White of the U. M. W. of A. One of the cftnrges made against Germer is that he went to Pueblo with a woman from Walsenburg and registered as man and wife in a hotel. It is charged that he was arrested. It is also charged that he took certain guns back to Illinois which belonged to the men in Colorado. It is further charged that Germer was instrumental in installing a physician as the of ficial dictor. and a large sum of money was paid to the doctor by Germer out of the miners’ funds. It is also charged that Mrs. Germer was introduced as a stenogranher. These charge* coming from Colorado reached President White, and he now in sists on a hearing. NEW MEXICO EDUCATORS ARE IN SESSION Albuquerque. N. M., Nov. 23. More than thirteen hundred teachers had registered before tell opening session of the twenty-ninth annual convention of the New Mexico Edu cational association was convened Mils afteroon. The total attendance will exceed 1500 as against about 1000 attending a year ago. C. C. Hill of Roaewell, president of the .as sociation. this afternoon delivered his annual address. “An Educational Program for New Mexico.” John H. Wagner of the slate agri cultural college may he the only candidate for the presidency. A fight lor . the next convention is being waged between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. 1 ' # CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE OPENS Chicago. Nov. 23.—The Chicago slot k exchange opened Us doors to day and trading resumed where it stopped July 30, when with other big trading centers the exchange closed because of the European war. GIRL VICTIM OF ALLEGED WHITE SLAVER TELLS STORY The net in tightening about J. W. Tennyson, wanted for forgery in sev eral cities of Colorado, and who is being held in Juil licr&on a Muuu white slavery charge in connection wjtli the case of u 19-year-old Den ver girl, who it is alleged lie brought to Raton thence to Trinidad for tm forai purposes. An investigator rep resenting tile United States district attorney's office, is here today and questioned the girl closely at the city Jail tills morning. Tennyson will be taken to Denver later today. The girl who gives her name as Anna Irby Ford and who slates that her home is at 104 Fox street, Den*, ver, says she was induced by Tenny son to go to Colorado Springs on promises that she could make money without work. From that city Ten-: nyson is said to have taken her to Pueblo and thence to Raton where site entered u house of jll fame, and thun came to TTiuidud. Tennyson was arrested here and the girl locked up us a witness.| Since that time Chief Bowlden lias learned that Tennyson Is a much wanted man. It is alleged that he is wanted in Denver on ten churgee of forgery and admits baling passed seven bad checks. Pueblo uud one or two other towns ure said to want Tennyson. The girl is an exceedingly pretty and attractive miss who tells au ap .parently straight story. Site says she was working in a cafe in Denver when she met Tennyson, who in duced her to go on the road uud lea l a life of shame. U. S. TROOPS ARE MOVING OUT OF VERA CRUZ Washington, Nov. 23. —American troops, which have held Vera Cruz since last April, were evacuating the city and sailing for home today. Of ficials here expect sunset will see the Mexican flag again floating over the ancient fortress of San Juan and the American troopers will he well on their way homeward across the gulf. Dispatches early today from Major General Funston said his furtherest outposts hud been withdrawn at 9 o'clock troops guarding the railroads at the approaches to the city were withdrawn and at II the embarka tion was on in earnest. General Fun gi, on said he expected to sail l'or Gal veston at noon. lie reported consti tutionalist troops under General Aguilar were taking possession of the city. Occupation of the Mexican port, in reprisal for Huerta’s insult to the flag at Tampico, has cost the United States more than a score of lives, some in battle and some from disease, and according to some estimates, as much as 10 million dollars. But Mex ico will be asked to pay no indemnity. Administration officials want that fact to stand out as an added evi dence of the disinterested friendship of the United tSates for her southern neighbors. General Funston has instructions to turn the city over to none of the Mexican factions and thereby avoid what might be construed as a recog nition of one of them. His orders are to bring his troops away and leave the city to whichever faction takes possession. Carranza's commander, Aguilar, ifl nearest, hut Carranza troops which have swerved in their allegiance to Villa are not far distant. There have been some evidences that Carranza intended to move his capital to Vera Cruz upon the Ameri can evacuation. I ' The Fourth, Seventh, Nineteenth and Twenty-eighth infantry and the first battalion of the Fourth field ar tillery and two squadrons of the Sixth cavalry' will return to Galves ton. The three regiments of ma rines will, go to Philadelphia Plans for tlie eleventh hour aban donment of Mexico City to the Za pata forces were frustrated by Gen eral Lucio Blanco, according to con fidential reports received at the state department today from its agents.: General Carranza announced the cap ital would lie evacuated last Friday, so that the Zapata forces could en ter ut the same time tearing up the railroads north of Mexico City to check and delay the Villa troops. On the official reports speaks of “pre meditated atrocities.” and an inten tion to leave the capital to he sacked. (Continued on past 2.) HUMS RECEIVES STRIKE REPORT OF HIM LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE Return of Sovereingty is Recommended—Urges Issuance of Law and Order Proclamation. Advises Governor to be Firm in Handling Situation. Denver. Colo., Sow 23.—The leg islative strike investigation toiiiniit tov. 01 which Senator Samuel J. Bur ris Jm ehairuiun, made an advisory report to Governor Ammons, express lng tlie belief that the state is now in a position to re-assert its sover eignty and advising the executive to •'prepare to accept for the people of this state the responsibility of again being a state.'* The report follows in full: •‘Denver. Colo.. Nov. 22. ll)i-I. "To liis Excellency the Governor of Colorudo: "We, the committee under senate Joint resolution No. «. or tin* special session of the Nineteenth general as sembly. acting at this time ui your request as an advisory committee to you, under that portion of the reso lution requiring our co-operation witli any of tin* executive officers or the state upon their request, desire to report ns follows iu answer to your query as to what shoe’ 1 be done up on the withdrawal of tlie federal troops by the President of the Cnit od States, it being understood by le thal thin is Ills present intention. "We huve given this mutter serious consideration and we believe we have viewed it from every angle. While thorough consideration still leaves the matter very complicated. It le quite apparent to the committee that there Is but one stand to take. Wc believe we can say without success ful contradiction that no governor of any ir »T3*c M»*v Civil war has been confronted with as serious problems as those you have faced. During these troubled times It was necessary for you to ap peal to the President of the I’nlted States for federal troops. "Fortunately for the people of tlie state, tlie president came to our res cue but. at tlie time of doing so. lie made It clear That tlie federal troops must remain only until such time as the state could properly reassert its own sovereignty. We believe that the state is now 1n that position and we agree with you that you cannot in fairness to the president plead longtr for federal aid. much as tlie same might be desired. You should, there fore, prepare to accept for tin peo ple of this state the responsibility of again being a state. We believe ‘I right and proper for you to make known to the people that the federal troops are to be withdrawn within a very short time. "We recommend that you issye a proclamation to the effect that ev ery person within the state is com manded to obey the law and to re frain from Incendiary utterances: for each and every one to do his part that peace and prosperity may again he ours. In the proclamation, call tho attention of tlie people to Article l 7. Sec. 1. of the constitution, which reads os follows: " ‘Section t. Persons subject to service—The militia of the state shull consist of all able-bodied male residents of the state between the ages of IS und 15 years; except, such persons as muy. be exempted by the laws of the iTnited States, or of tlie state." "Make it clear that each able-bod ied man between the ages of 1$ and •15 is in fact, a member or the state militia, and that if it becomes neces sary he will be called into active ser vice. Make it thoroughly understood that if it again becomes necessary to use the state troops, they must be re spected, to the end that the rights of every law-abiding citizen will bo pro tected. "Continue in force your orders prohibiting the sale or importation of liquor and the sale or importation of firearms, and by all means continue to use the power of your office tc end this industrial strife. Firmly as sume the responsibility which is about to be placed on you. Csc your great power firmly and for tho best interest of tho state as we thorough* ly believe the people have decided to again make Colorado a desirable place in which to live. "Ages of experience haye taught tlint it is safest to trust the func tions of government to the chosen representatives of ail the people While every citizen has the full right I to counsel with his governor—to en deavor to secure the passage of man- j datory law directing the course of oT- ! fieial policy, and even, if such riti- j zen seriously differs, he may exercise, j under the law-, his privilege of recall —no citizen, whatever nmy be his private view as to the final policy adopted, should urge or justify oppo Buy at home. Help the local merchant who helpa the town to grow. First read tho C.-N. ad columna. PRICE 5 CENTS sition by force. Our state lias already suffered much in loss of life. A heavy finan cial burden lias been inflicted on all tin* citizens. There should be no re currence of this All citizens, labor and capital, all organizations and combinations of men, the public presi*. should unite in a determina tion to secure for our state Industrial peace. "Respectfully submitted. "S. J. Burris, George Stephan, .1. F. Pearson. Chester K. Smedley, View ers Fincher. W. I). Wright. Jt." The chief report of tlie commit 100 will be made to the legislature dur ing the first week of tlie coming sen siou of tlie assembly. It is expected tliut the report will roolto tlie enndt tions in tlie coal strike field as aeon by the corunillK „ and will contain recommendation* for laws covering strike questions. The committee met so verb 1 days iu formulating its advisory report to Governor Anunons. It was under stood that some members of the com mittee desired to offer the governor more drastic counsel in regard to the present situation, hut that other members objected. Governor Ammons hud no comment to make upon tlie report, suying that ho thought tlie report spoke for it self. Both Governor Ammons und Governor-elect Carlson met tho com mittee during its recent delibera tions. ,—i n—-n .• SCORES PERISH ON STEAMERS IN TERRIFIC GALE Saull Ste Marie. Mich.. Nov. 23. — Alarm for the safety of the steamers Sinaloa. Nipigon and Niko, wliicu wore feared to have met disaster with the C. F. Curtis und her barg es jn lust Thursday’s storm on Lake Superior, was dispelled today when two of tlie vessels were reported un der shelter. No hope, however. Is held out for any members of the crew of tlie ill-fated Curtis, Annie M. Peterson and S. R. Marvin. Tlie Sin aloa went into shelter at Belle Ori son. Kewenaw Point, on Friduy. Both the Niko und the barge I. -I. Chase, which was also reported missing, utu safe at Mousing. Suit Ste Marie. Midi., Nov. 23. Fear that the loss of the steamer C. F. Curt’s and her barges, Auui** M. Peterson and S. K. Marvin, of the Hines Lumber Company fleet, of Chi cago, may have been but purt of the toll of the storm on Lake Superior last week, was felt here today. Tho steamrs Sinaloa, Nipigon aud were long overdue today and inquir ies from her concerning them brought no information. The loss of life jn case the three latest missing vessels have met destruction, would he more than seventy, according to local estimates. Eighteen bodies were already re ported recovered from the Curtis, Marvin and Peterson and tlie search along the storm-swept shore of Lake Superior and Grand Marais contin ues. —■■ ■ - ■ o ■- " • Las Animas County Business Men Ask Gov. Ammons to Let Saloons Open Denver. Nov. 23.—A delegation of Las Animas county business men called upon Gov. E. M. Anunons to day to urge that saloons in the county be permitted to reopen so that stocks of liquor may be disposed of I before state-wide prohibition becomes effective. The governor called the attention of the delegation to the rec [ ominendation of tlie strike investigat ing committee of the legislature in | its report submitted last night, that , the saloons remain closed through out the strike district.