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Tonight and Thursday fair,
lightly warmer tonight. ESTABLISHED 1877 GERMAN NAVAL BASE DESTROYED BY SHELLS OF ALLIES-—RUSSIANS CONTINUE INVASION IN EAST All report* fcom Russia*! sources miring the last two days of an im posing victory in the wßr w4k Austria and Germany are at variance with official statements from Berlin. While the German military stated previously that the advance toward Warsaw had been checked by the arrival of Rusalan roinf ircements, there was no indication in tody’s statement that any decisive results had been attained by either of the opposing aides. The official statement speaks confidently of the German operations in the east, saying that a counter offensive Russian move ment between the Vistula and Warta rivers, the scene or the main ac tion, had failed. To the north in East Prussia, it is said, all Russian attacks were repulsed, whtli Th*'*' results are reported to have attend ed the efforts of the enemy ate the movement against Cra cow and the Silesian frontit Latest advices from Petrograu ' ure from previous claims of important successes, so that tuw. - m in the east re mained obscure. Today’s official communication from Paris, Berlin and Ixmdon con cerning the situation in Belgium and Prance gave partial confirmation of private reports that the Germans were beginning another great effort to smash through their way to the English channel. Both the British and French state IBat the fighting has cased up along the line south of Ypres. The French war office states that some ground was gained by the allies between Lanmarcke and Sonnebeek, small Belgian towns northeast of Pres.. To the south, in-the vicinity of Laßaasee. Prance, it is said that trenches wrested from the British were recaptured by Indian troops. Heavy fighting continued in the ArPonne. the outcome of which may decide the fate of Verdun, while German attacks near Verdun are said to hove been r pulsed. * The German official communlcati° n states that aside from some progress made near Arras the situation the west was unchanged. According to advices from Nish the Austrians have met with a defeat in their invasion of Servla. Austrian forces in the northwestern part of the country are reported to nave been repulsed with heavy losses. Official communications of the warring European nations gave lit tle new information as to the situation on the various Helds or battle today, but unofficial advices indicated that the fighting was proceeding with great intensity In Belgium and northwestern France as well as in Russian Poland. Military activity in the west is centred In the lino from the Belgian town of Ypres, to Laßaase. in France. Tills latest phase of the war is believed to mark another German effort to push forward to the English channel, and it is said that the battle is plazlng forth with all the fury and desperation of the former German attacks. The Germans have brought up reinforcements aad new heavy Runs and it is expected In London that the next few days will be marked by some of Hie most deadly encounters of the war. Definite news aa to the outcome of the cvruclal struggle in the east is still lacking. Private dispatches from Petrograd state the Russians oavo made an Important forward movement on the Czentochowa-Craeow line, which roughly parallels the border of Silesia and extends from Pol and to Austrian territory, near the fortress of Cracow. The latest official statement from Petrograd says that the Russians are atilt on the offensive on the main battle ground between the Vistula " treat nig enetuy. -Austria and Germany, however, state that the battle still Is In pro gress and that the issue has not been decided. Portugal’s decision to send military forces to the aid of the allies whrn in the opinion of the executives such action is necessary has been received with enthusiasm throughout the country. There was no Indica tions, however, when this move would be made. London, Not. 29. —The detraction of Germany', rudimentary naval bait at Zeebrnroe by ahdl fire from British and French warship*, to gether with Germany'i grim prepara tion! for her renewed attempt! to croeh away through the allied line to the French coait, were the moet rignidcant features in today’s new, from the western arena of war. In the cart the situation aa regards the Russian and German armies in Poland remains a little obecure. The Germans, on the whole, are not de nying that the advance of General Von Hiudenberg has been checked, while the Russian war office, altho not issuing an extended statement, claims a decisive victory. With the smashing of the subma rines which the Germans had been so laboriously assembling at Zee brugge, the allied fleet has been re lieved from that point on the coast. It is now felt there is little danger of an undersea raid and additional neWs dispatches are received from the other tide of the channel, it it FEDERAL BOARD DECLINES TO POSTPONE PROBE Chicago, Nov. 25.—The suggestion of Governor Ammons of Colorado t.lmt the investigation of the United States commission on industrial' re lations into the coal mines be post poned was declined today. I runk P. Walsh, chairman of the commission, sent the following tele gram to Governor Ammons: "Your telegram received. It will he imposslbVa to postpone the hearing or the United States commission on industrial relations set for December 1 at Denver* Please be assured that no action will be taken subversive of the maintenance of peace and or der, or which is not in full accord with the public welfare. I trust that the conimtssoin may have the privil ege of co-operating with you to that end.” THE CHRONICLE=NEWS Only Afternoon Full Leased Wire Associated Press Paper in Southern Colorado apparent that damage inflicted by the Ire of the wanhip, at Zeebrugge wa» far more exteneive than was at first supposed. Some reports received in London sot forth that the German* have al ready started another attack upon the allied front in Flanders, which will be more intense and formidable than any hitherto undertaken. Parts. Nov. 2r,.—The official state ment given out by the French war office this afternoon says: ‘•From the North sea to Ypres there have been no infantry attacks between I-angmarck and Zonnebecke and we iiave gained territory. In the vicintiy ot l*aßasscc, the Indian troops recaptured from the enemy certain trenches which had been taken from them the evening before. From Laßassee to Snissons there lias been almost complete calm. "Wo have made slight progress near Abac-AU-Berry. "At netnincourt, northwest of Verdun, a German attack has been repulsed. A suspension of hostilities requested by the enemy has been re fused. • »n the region of Pont-A-Mousson our artillery found it possible to bom bard Arnavtlle. •‘Nothing has happened in the Vosges.” Berlin, Nov. 23.—1 n the official communication issued by the German general staff today the Germans claim to have made progress at Ar ras, Franc?, to have repulsed all the Russian attacks in East Prussia, and to have checked the Russian counter attacks in Russian Poland. The text of the statement follows: “Yesterday the enemy’s ships did not repeat their expedition against the coast of northern France. “The situation in the western war theatre remains unchanged. Wo, made some slight progress at Arras. “In Hast Prussia our troops re pulsed all the Russian attacks. "In the counter offensive of the Russians from the direction of Low ict, Stracow and Brzeziny they failed "In the district ot Czenstochowa all the Russian attempts also broke . down before our front. Petrograd, Nov. 25. —The Russian , defense against the German left. Is l holding fast, according to trust worthy Information reaching Petro ’ grad this morning. Furthermore, the Russians are assuming the offensive roattniieit m page S.) TRINIDAD. COLORADO. WEDNESDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 2S, 1914. CHRONICLE-NEWS WILL NOT PUBLISH TOMORROW— THANKSGIVING DAY. In accordance with our usual custom the Chronicle-News em ployes will observe a holiday to morrow. Thanksgiving Day, and no paper will be issued. The C-N accepts the opportunity to express to its advertisers, read ers and patrons its appreciation for the support and patronage extended during the year. MORE CHARGES AGAINST UNION MEN FILED Fort Smith, Ark., ov. 25.—After returning nine additional indict ments as a result of Its investigation of the Hartford valley mining trou ble, the federal grand jury adjourn ed today. R. It. Hull, assistant to the attorney general, who hus had charge of the investigation, stated today onjy one new name was in cluded in tfc'c new batch of indict ments. The others, he said, were ad ditional counts against defendants already indicted by the same grand jury. The cases will not come to a hear ing before the January term of flic federal court. PRISON GUARD RUNS AMUCK, KILLS TWO AND SELF San Francisco. Nov. 25.—William .1. Hill, formerly a guard at San Quentin penitentiary, was exasper ated to insane frenzy today by a trivial quarrel atlhe breakfast ta ble, and running wild, kille d two persons and then committed suicide. Hill was a lodger at the boarding bouse of Mrs. Ella Sproles. in Mis sion street. When the police broke into the house, which had been bolt ed and locked by the mad man from the inside, they found Mrs. Sproles dead in a kitchen closet in which she had taken refuge and beside her the body of Hill. In another room lay Janies H. Hoquard, her son-in-law, also dead. Mrs. Hoquurd had been chased to the roor. Frick Rust, a boarder, was pursued to the street. As soon as he could get to a telephone lie called up the police. All the dead had been shot. EASTERN CLERGYMAN REPORTS ON CONDITIONS IN COLORADO COAL FIELDS AS HE FOUND THEM A first-hand stud* of the Colo rado situation. has been made by the Rev. A. A. Berle or Cambridge, Mass., and published in the magazine, the Bibliotheca Sacra, for October.'* Mr. Berle was for some years pro fessor of applied Christianity at Tufts college, lie has recently ac cepted the presidency of the New England (’ivies institute, in order to devote careful study to questions of society and government. Mr. Berle's information was ob tained. as he states, "by means of a ten days' visit to Colorado,” during which he “talked with many people representing every conceivable shade of opinion and interest.” "He sought miue operators who were unionized, or had been, and. others who were not. Ho talked with many people representing every conceivable shade of opinion ano interest.” "He sought mine operators who were unionized, or had been, and others who were not. He with public officials of every kind and rank. He sought out official*? of courts, sheriffs and mayors of towns. He visited some of the mutes nr cl some of the battlefields. * * * I'e saw homes of miners and exam ined their living conditions. He talk ed with many persons who we-' a I art of the trouble when it was *t tip worst. * * * “He accepted favors froni nobody THANKSGIVING FOR COLORADO AND ALL AMERICA It will be ■ real Thanksgiving (or all the people of Colorado. The people of Colorado may rejoice and bunt into tong, for out of the chaoe of months now emerges the radiance ot a new face which mean* a return of sovereignty, increased prosperity and a permanency of peace, perhaps. The announcement of President Wilson yesterday which sounded the death knell of the Colorado strike insofar aa the union is concerned, emphasizes ♦<««* the federal government will not seek to confiscate the leading industry of Colorado to promote the welfare of a minority of the mine worker* of the atate who beguiled by irresponsible leaden -de cline to aoeept employment. One year ago this date Colorado had been shocked by outrages com mitted in the tuning districts of the southern part of the state. The state troop* had been occupying the strike zone for 30 dayz. The in duztrial controversy was but two months old, but already battles had been fought, property destroyed end a number of men had been mur dered by bands of lawless men. On this Thanksgiving the strike situation presents a different as pect. In the intervening time bloody battles have been waged and the horror of Ludlow and Aguilar and Forbes have been added to the history of the organizers' war on the coal industry. But the brown tents of the soldiers of the United States have been spread among the hills and on the plains and there is peace. On this Thanksgiving also a state administration, the blunders of which have beeni responsible for Colorado's shame, is drawing to a close and the people who rose to overthrow this party that betrayed them are calmly awaiting the time when a strong man will take np the reins and inaugurate a government whose function shall be to le-establish law and order. Colorado’t Thanksgiving will be a recognition that during the year the state has prospered and gone ahead. The fields and farms have yielded bumper CTops and all the resource! of the state have been de veloped to the fullest extent. And more than all. Colorado joins with the nation in a Thanksgiving song of gladness that in America peace reigns while all Europe is delngned in the blood of war. Across the ocean men of nations are pouring the deadly fin of pon derous guns at one another, filling the tranches with human bodies maimed and torn and in back of the armies on the march and follow ing in the wake of artillery, infantry end cavalry-stalking across the lands is want and woe. starvation and plague. The red God of war has left a trail of destruction and death and sorrow and suffering. It has left a vast multitude of widows with aching hearts and children for whom the days are dark indeed. Bnt America is crowned with peace and plenty and the harvests have been good. The land glistens with opportunity of success and smiles with the happiness reflected from the eyes of a contented peo ple. Bnt young and old will tomorrow voice a prayer that the dawn of a new day will eome out of the black night of strife and that an era of universal peaee will begin when the armies have returned home and the implements ef death have been laid away. Colorado hhs tench to be thankful for. The voices of millions of people i* the' Vhiiefl Mates will swell * gresid rejoioiag to morrow. NEW MEXICO CROSS COUNTRY RUN TOMORROW Albuquerque, N. M., Nov. 25—The first intercollegiate cross-country run to be held in New Mexico 1h scheduled to start tomorrow morn ing at !* o'clock over a 10-mile course. Teams from the State Agricultural college and state university are en tered. TO URGE NEUTRALITY UPON COLOMBIA London, Nov. 25.—Great Britain and France have appealed to the United States to exercise its gdod of fices to Colombia to obeervo more strictly the requirements of neutral ity. Otherwise the allies, it was an nounced in the house of commons, may bo compelled in self defense to take whatever measures they deem necessary for the protection of their interests. and is under obligations to nobody.” After going over ail of his mate rial most carefully, Mr. Bcrl6 »‘on cludes at the outset that, "the amount of falsehood which has been spread over the land concerning the strike is the outstanding feature of the whole business.” Significant quotations from the ar ticle are as follows: “The state of Colorado lias what both operators and mine workers pronounce the best mining law in the country.” "There is no uniformity as to th? conditions under which the miners work and live. There are some ex ceptionally good. T saw miner:.’ homes which lor light, air and gen eral sanitary comfort and conveni ence, make some of the factory cities of Massachusetts look very disgrace fill. But there is no uniformity, and the variety is. in part, in very large port, due to the personal equation among tlio miners themselves." “But that some of these workers seem to prosper under their condi tions. or at loast choose the saving of money, to using it for their own improvement, may he indicated by the fact, that many of them sa : *ed collectively thousands of dollars which the Colorado Fuel and Iron company holds for them as a savings bank, paying t per cent interest exactly what the savings banks ot Massachusetts are paying, and that PRICE RESTRICTION TAKEN OFF EXCHANGE Chicago. Nov. 25. —The miniumum price restriction on practically all stocks traded in on the Chicago stock exrhange was removed today. Be ginning next Friday trading v/iil be without priee restrictions, except on such securities as are also listed on the New York exchange and cio6cd at sls a share or lower on July 3'J. STOCK EXCHANGE OPENING EXPLAINED New York, Nov. 25. —Details con cerning the re-opening of the stock exchange next Saturday for restrict ed dealings in bonds became known today. It is proposed to group the various issues «>f bonds under their pirper classes, yuch as slate, muni cipal, railroads. Industrials and util jitlcs. In each class a ndiimum price of two to four or possibly five points [under July 30, prices will he fixed. in June over $14,000 was paid Jr. in terest on these deposits. "Certainly workers who can draw $14,000 in interest semi-annually are not exactly to be considered as helpless.” ' “The truth is that mining rendi tions in Colorado are and have been improving. There is a growing re gard for life, health and the well being of the workers on the part of the miue operators. “Under kindly feelings, as I found in certain of the mines, these im prove rapidly, and under others, where some great common catastro phe had made u feeling of common sorrow between tiie operators and the workers, the feeling is not only good but cordial.” What Actually Made the Strike. “The strike was not the act of the mine workers of Colorado in the first instance, of which the proof is pretty clear from the fact that less than one-third of them responded to the call.” « * "What really happened was Some thing very like the following. For several years there had been a con test going on In the northern '■art, of the state which had been hanging on In an unsettled state, and which was the subject of costant action of one kind and another by the United M'ne Workers. (Cesnt luarcl aa p«Rf «.) RIOTING MOBS WREAK HAVOC IN MEXICO CITY-CARRANZA ON WAY TO VERA CRUZ Zapata Forces to Occupy Capitol. Events In dicate that Republic is on Verge of Yet More Serious Crisis and Villa and Chief Carranza May Clash Anew for Mastery. U. S. Offi cials Watching Situation Closely. Mexico City, Nov. 25.—Serious dis orders occurred in the capital to night when a mob gathered in front of the national palace. Later they marched to stores where arms and ammunition were kept, battered down the doors and saoked the places of their contents. There was much shooting, but thus far. according to reports, the cas ualties are few. The police were powerless, as the few who remained to guard the city were stripped of their arms by the mob. Later in the evening the mob. which had been constantly growing, broke up into smaller bodies and the looting of pawn shops and other es tablishments in various sections of the city was begun. The trouble began in the evening and later continued. The street car traffic was stopped except the Red Cross service which was taking care of dead and wounded brought in from the fighting around Tacubaya. At 8 o'clock bodies of civilians and former federal soldiers were formed. They paraded the principal streets and inarched to police headquarters and the Brazilian legation, where they were armed. It is hoped this force eventually will be able to control the situation. Washington. Nov. 2."..—('nnglict- Irtf adVlces and Uncertain communi cation with Mexico City caused dou i»t and apprehension today over what ucti)ally was occurrhiR In the Mexican capital. A first official dispatch dat u d early yesterday said Genera! Lucio Blanco had abandoned the city and that the Zapata forces were entering. Then a later dispatch dated 2 o’clock yes terday afternoon said that while General Hhtnco was not to tie found lie still was reported to he some where in the capital. while Ills troops, however, were evacuating; and takiiiK property as they left. The Zapata forces were then re ported in the outskirts of the city, and it was understood that they were! n aferearaent with the Villa forces not to enter the capital until the latter arrived. Tills, tlio latest official dispatch pointed out, was uncertain hrwever. though tlio Brazilian minister had received assurances from l lie Za patista chiefs that they would pre serve order and Rive every protec tion to foreigners. Washington, Nov. 25.—General Blanco left Mexico City al 3 a. ui yesterday and the forces of Zapata immediately took possession of the city. The dispatches, which were filed at noon yesterday, made no mention of any disturbances In tin* capital, up to that hour. ( Blanco, after repeated assurances to the diplomatic corps that lie would not ovaciiute the < r ty. withdrew and immediately the Zapata forces began their entry. These facts were reported today In official telegrams received by the state department. Although communication with Mexico City Is difficult, officials here were able to got in touch with their representatives in the capital and no disturbances have been offi cially reported. Blanco took away with him all the rolliiiß stock that could be used in transporting troops. Most of the wires connecting the capital with the outside world have been cut. General Villa's troops are report ed a few miles north of Mexico City and officials here think a joint occu pation of the capital with the Zapata forces is likely, as there is a complete understandinß between the two fac tions. She forces of Villa, according to official telegrams, ate dosing In on Tampico from San Buis Potosi and already hate reached the oil fields in the vicinity of Tampho. The Villa advance guard lias given assuranc es that the oil interests will be pro tected. Recent reports from the state de partment agents who have been In touch with Zapata, led officials here to believe the southern chief would maintain order in the city. Vera Cruz, Nov. 25.—General Ve But at hope. Help the local merchant who helpa the town to grow. Flrat read the C.-N. ad columns. PRICE 5 CENTS nustiano Carranza is expected to ar rive here today or tomorrow at tlio latest. An official from Mexico City, whose duty It is to look after the official residence in the cupitul has arrived here to make prepara tions for the coming of his chief. Fiom Ills seaside capital Carranza will direct Ills campaign against Villa. . General Caudido Aguilar, who took over Vera Cruz when the Amer ican forces withdraw on Monday, has increased his garrison to perhaps 6,000 men who are occupying vir tually the same line of outposts as did the Americans. The cable lines to Mexico City were restored yester day afternoon. There has been no disorder of any character since tin* Americans evacu ated. Tlio order which General Aguilar issued directing the citizens to turn in all arms has brought buck to police headquarters a huge stock of pistols, and guns of every descrip tion. almost all of which were given up under similar circumstances when the American forces occupied the city. \V. W. Canada, the American con sul general, yesterday conferred with General Aguilar ami at that time the general assured Mr. Canada that be would co-operate in the roalntaln unie of friendly relations between the Mex lean people and the States gororumenr by seeing 'to that Americana wore, given fu'l pro tection. Saloonkeepers have been given per mission to reopen their places of business today, the only restriction being that drinks must not be sold to men who are already Intoxicated. As a matter of fact many saloons re opened last night under special per mission, nut there was little ill ink ing. Th** streets were filled with happy crowds. made up of men. women and hoys, mostly from the la boring element, through which wan dered numbers of General Aguilar’s soldiers, many of whom were ar med ami burdened with ammunition Brownsville. Tex., Nov. —A telegram stating that Generals iCoallauril on pnsr 2.1 U. S. KEEPS ITS EYE ON TURKEY Washington, Nov. 25. —The Unit od States is inquiring of- Turkey about tlie reported action of the porta in refusing:, transmission to code dis patches between neutral diplomats in Constantinople and their home of fices. Such an action would prevent Ambassador Morgentliau from com municating with Washington in the state department code. News of Turkey’s reported action comes through the cable companies, uud so far there lias been no official notice served upon the state depart ment by any authorized agents of the Turkish government.. The United States will insist upon its right of free communication with its diplo matic representatives as long as tele graphic and cable lines are open to general use or in fact workable. There is always the implied under standing that such messages shall he strictly neutral and not be the means of conveying any information of military value. Nothing had been heard today from Ambassador Al urgent ha it in re sponse to a request for a detailed ac count of the circumstances attending the tiring upon the cruiser Tennessee and launch by Turkish forts at Smyrna on November 17. and it is supposed that he has been delayed by difficulty in communicating withl Consul General Horton at Smyrna.