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cloudy. Warmer tonight. ] ESTABLISHED 1877 BRITAIN FACES THE MOST SERIOUS CRISIS OF HER HISTORY “* jyT" Uprising in Egypt ana J** > ***"'“ essions Likely to Weaken Empire in Its Snaggle Against the Teuton. Conflicting Reports of Fighting in East and West War Zones. England is confronted with the necessity of energetic action, accord ing to advices today from Berlin, to protect her interests in the near east. A report from Cairo to Berlin is to the effect that the movement against British forces in Egypt has assumed formidable proportions, 76,000 Turkish being on the march toward the Suez canal. In the hostile army, opposed by long lines of British forces in trenches, it is said that there are 10,000 Bedouins. Interest attached to this report chiefly because of the recent proclamation of the Sultan of Turkey calling upon Mohammedans tho world over to rise in arms against Groat Britain and the other members of the triple entente. Thus far there have been no Indications that the proclamation has led to up rising affecting British interests elsewheie, although on several occasions there have been reports from Berlin of dissension in India. The destruction of a German hat tleship is reported in Paris. The NCnhiiTfft Ber Grosse is said to have been sunk by a mine in the Baltic, but there wus no confirmation of the report. An official communication from the Hussian army of the Caucasus tells of further heavy fighting by the Russian army forces which has in vaded Turkey, but gives no indication of the outcome. The situation in Russian Poland was as much of a mystery as ever. Press dispatches from Petrograd make further statements that Russia has overwhelmed the Germans, but they ar«* not confirmed officially. Grand Duke Nicholas, the Russian (ommandei, reports successes in sev eral engagements, but says nothing to indicate that the decisive blow has been struck. the western battlefields there was continued calm. The British fleet is skid to hove resumed bombardment of German positions on the Belgian coast Along the front the fighting apparently was limited to rmaP skirmishes. The German attack in nelgium, just north of the French border, continues, although not with such force to indicate that the expected new attempt to pierce the line and ’orce away to the English channel has been begun in earnest. Only one infantry attaok was made in that region yeeterday and it was repulsed,says today's French official an* oounceineht. r- ‘ TiniiaTr lirrnpl mr carrying three tnen was brought down by ar tillery fire, the Wench war Office reports, resulting ik the death of one cf the aviators and the capture'of others. The German artillery fire is said to be diminishing in intensity and in some districts to have suffered severely from the French guns. Amsterdam, via London. Nov. 28. .—According to a Berlin bvssagc to the Telegraaf, Cairo reports that 76.- 000 Turkish troops tinder Izxet Pasha, are marching against the Suez ('anal. Tills army Includes 10,000 Bedouins with 500 came!*. The re port also states that the Turks have built a field railway to the Elnakel Oasis. The roa dto the Suez canal, according to the dispatch, is barri caded by tho British with a long line of tranches and with artillery posi tions. Paris. Nov. UK.—Tito French wax office gave out an official communi cation this afternoon as follows. ••In Belgium the artillery exchang es were continued durin-, the ‘day of November 27 without any particular incident. The heavy German artil lery showed loss activity. There was but oae attack or Infantry, to the south of Ypres, which was repulsed by our troops. “Townard evening our artillery brought down a German biplane, car rying three aviators. One of the men was killed and the other two were made prisoners. ‘•ln the regiou of Arras and farth er to the south there has been no change.. The day passed very quiet ly In the region of the Aisne. In Champagne our heavy artillery in flicted serious losses on the artillery of the enemy. ‘ From tho Argonnc to the Vosges there is nothing to report." Berlin, Nov. 28.—The German war office gave out an announcement titia afternoon as follow®* •‘in the western arena of*the war the situation today is unchanged. French attacks in the Argonne for Loss of Kaiser Wilhelm Grosse Is Reported I'ari-s Nov. 28.—A dispatch to tho Matinc from Petrograd states that It is renorted there that the German battleship Wilhelm Dor Grosse struck h mine aud sank in the Baltic, but adds that there is no official con firmation of the rumor. The buftlueslilp Kaiser Wilhelm lMr Grosse, evldentnly referred to iu the Mat ini dispatch, is one or Ger man v’s old battleship*, having been i :ilt in 1901. The warship is of 1U 790 tone displacement and carries a crew of 058 men. Her main bat tery is composed of four 9.4-incli guns, and fourteen 0-inch guns. THE CHRONICLE=NEWS Only Afternoon Full Leased Wire Associated Press Paper in Southern Colorado eats have been repulsed. In the for est northwest of Apremotit aud in the Vosges we occupied some French trenches aTter an obstinate resist ance. Only unimportant engagements are re?H>rtcd from East Prussia. At Ixtwicz our troops have recommenced their attacks and t.ie fighting con tinues. “Heavy Flusslan attacks in the district to the west of Mown and Itadom were repelled. “In southern Poland there has been no change." ARMY DEFEATS NAVY 20 TO 0 Philadelphia, Nov. 28.—The West Point Cadets defeated the Annapolis midshipment 20 to 4 In their annual game on Franklin field this after- The score was represeted by three touchdowns and a safety. Tho game was one sided, the Army show ing superior power in carrying the Hall and in defending their goal. There was mutn laxness of play during the game and the forward passing by both sides as a rule was poor. The Navy apaepred very weak on the defense and rarely held the Army when it tried to penetrate the Sailors’ line or go round the ends. The Army's victory makes the record of the two teams a tie, eaeh now hav ing won nine games, with one game a tie. The usual spectacular demonstra tion followed the game, with the en thusiastic gray-clad Army Cadets the central figures. They planted the black, gold and grey, their academy colors, in the center of the field, then formed a circle that was as wide as the breadth of the field. There was (CMtltard 011 pago X) NEW COMMISSION TO “ATTEMPT TO SOLVE” COLORADO COAL STRIKE. Washington, Nov. 28.—Seth Low, former mayor of New York, and Patrick Gilder, were being diseused here today n 3 members of a commission which President Wilson mar appoint to attempt to solve the Colora do strike troubles. TRINIDAD. COLORADO. SATURDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 28. 1914. Nobody Home But The Rednecks AND MOST OF THEM ARE UNDER BOND AND CAN'T LEAVE Why the Strike Has Been a Failure Why the U. M. W. is Not Recognized as a Union Unquestionably the beet suid >ureat indication that the Colorado coal itTike ha< been a failure it the fact that the benefit roll, of the United Mine Worker! at thia time show len than 80 of the several hun dred men who were originally on the rolls when the strike started. The union is paying out a luge sum today, but the persona reoeiving weekly benefita now are men of all typea who have come into the district ana who applied for and were given cuds and who art not minera and are not capable of holding a job in the mines. In short, the great majors ity of the benefit snatchers are “never sweats” who woald rather live on the three per doled out by the union than engage their muscles at any kind of work. The fact of the matter it that only a mere handful of the men who went out on strike on September 23. 1813. are now out. Those who did not pick up and leave the district are now at work and every day for weeks many have been going back. Every day former itrikers have been piling into'the coal camps seeking their old places back and where there was work to be had have been employed, but many have been turned down because the mines at which they applied have all the men they want. This happened at Cokedale only last week and it is happening every day somewhere. A man does not have to be a coal miner to get on the union payroll. From the first as fast as the miners on strike deserted, all sorts and conditions of men were brought in and every Tom, Dick and Harry, whether a miner or not was put on the books for benefits just to make a showing, as the organizers and strike leaders wish to keep up the ap pearance of showing a return in order to knock down their $7 per. The pickings are still good for the sleek leaders and they are going to try to keep the so-called strike going as long as there is any money left. As a matter of fact the skilled miners, the miners capable and in dustrious and able to make big wages did not want to strike, and very few of them did. The ne'er-do-well*. the half baked miners came out. The best of this class soon went back, leaving the no-accounts hanging on to the weekly three per. Then came the flotsam and jetiam, the bar rel honse bums, the “too strongs," the nrisoellaneona assortment of , roughnecks who would consent to do anything they w*ie told to do by the men who get their pickings. "The United Mine Workers of America is not a union at all,” said a good union man today, “it'a a mob." Thia man went on to show in what respect the so-called union was not recognised on the same foot ing as the unions of skilled trades, for instance the Typographical union that operates on a higher plane. In these other unions apprenticeship is required. A man must work to long a time and qualify in knowledge before he can apply for and get a card. When he gets his card it it a credential that is recognised any where. His prospective employer knows that he is competent because if he were not he could not hold a oard. Any Tom, Dick and Barry can blow into a town, where the «o oaUed-nsina warkeit' union exists and by doing the netOTmr become 0 member of the union. He lias never perhaps had mm hours actual ex perience in a mine. Should he manage to get work he could not do enough work to make hit salt and his inexperience would likely result in tome sort of an accident that would kill off a whole pit full of real miners. ‘"S There are any number ot such men receiving benefits today fiom the union. They would be worthless to the operators. They would be dangerous men to employ. * * * Every day some alleged miner breaks into print in the family jour nal with a yarn about how he went to work at a certain coal camp as a scab and quit because he could not make a living wage. Many of these recorded incidents are pure fakes. All other case* are men as described who are not competent miners and who could not make their •alt under any conditions. Men who are good coal minera are too busy taking out. coal and making good wages to have any time to give mter l views to the newspapers. A local man who operates a small unionised mine near Trinidad in substance makes this statement: "The miners' union conducted on the preset basis is an impositiou. An operator must employ incompetent men whether he wants to or not and if he fires a man for any reason, then he is waited upon by a pit committee and a walkout usually en sues." "Many of these men have no knowledge or understanding of the mining laws and will not obey the rules of safety even when instructed in what to do and what not to do." "I thoroughly agree with the statement often criticised by the un ionists that deaths by accident in the mines are almost invariably the fault of the man injured." This operator who employs 20 men went ou to expuun an instance that occurred last winter. ' A certain miner in hu employ had persist* ently neglected to regard the rule of safety in his working place by put ting' up timbers -where he was told and where it had been marked out for him. His persistent dieregard of the law and Ilia own safety finally led to his discharge. There's where the grief started. The pit commit tee served notice that the man discharged must be re-employed and for one day every man was on strike. It was in the winter months and coal business was brisk and the operator yielded and hired the man back. This particular operator had seen to it that the workman was warned not to enter that certain working place until the timbers were put up where marked. The woikman laughed and did not obey instruc tions. A day later that mail was found dead under a rook. The coro ner's jury returned a verdict that death was due to the man’s own care lessness. In due time the deputy state mine inspector investigated. He found that the man had been told to timber and found the marks where the timbers were ordered placed. * * * Isn't it funny tliat the union agitator* migrate from place to place and itir up trouble. As soon as one strike is well under way then trou ble breaks out somewhere else. Where there is trouble, there will one find the labor agitator. As soon as the Colorado strike became an acknowledged failure then things began to happen in Arkansas. No sooner had the industrial war in West Virginia reached a climax than war started in Colorado. So it is. the agitators realize big returns from making trouble and continu ing strife. There is no money in peace and harmony. Some one lias suggested that the salary of the organizers should be paid only when miners are working and when there is peace, but stop when there is a strike. The aniweris—there would be no strikes. The miner himself is imposed upon and bled all the time. At soon as he gets through paying dues and special assessments to support a strike in one field, he is required to pay more dues and more aasesaments to support another strike somewhere else. It is "dig up" all the time, world without end. Amen. ♦ ♦ ♦ Until the) miners' union can show tliat it is a real advantage to the coal operator tc employ nothing but union men.the union will never be recognised in Colorado, where the mines are operated under the belt oonditions and with the largest degree of akill on the part of the worker. Teamsters, section hands, hod curriers and slum squatters hold ing union cards who never saw a mine have no claim to recognition. Furthermore, no union that deliberately wages a campaign of out lawry to attain its ends and resorts to destruction to enforce its de mands will ever be recognised or dealt with in Colorado where the peo ple itand first, last and all the time for law and order and common deceficy. RUSSIANS CLAIM A VICTORY . London. Hov. 28.—While newspa per reports from Petrograd continue to claim a victory in northern Poland comparable at least to Sedan and ev en worthy to rank with the disaster which Russia inflicted upon Napol eon, official communications sued but little light on the situation in Poland. An official dispatoh from Grand Duke Nicholas, commander in-chief of the Russian forces in the field, while of considerable length, concerns itself largely with more or less isolated operations and does not claim the infliction of an overwhelm ing defeat upon the invaders. Botli Berlin and Vienna still claim that no derisive result has followed the recent operations iu Russian Poland. Ou the western battle front the lull still prevails, the only hint of activity being found in the report from Holland that the British fleet again is operating against the Ger man positions on the Belgian coast. The visit of Sir Roger Casement, who became ruinous as the investi gator of the Putumayo rubber atroci ties, *o the Berlin foreign office is being prominently featured by the London papers. Lemberg, Galicia, via Petrograd and Ig>ndon. Nov. 28.—1 n opera tions lasting three days in the vicin ity of Strykow, fifteen miles north east of IxmJz. and Tushin. an equal distance to the south of this city, the Germans lost upwards of 17,000 men, a heavy battery of urtlllery und 28 machine guns, according to antltera tive Information made available in Lemberg today. In the same fight ing the Austrians lost 16.00 P men. In addition to 20 machine guns. Tlie Genu on operation* in this locality are declared by Hussian military ob servers in Lemberg to have boon ab solute failures, and tho chances of their escaping further disasters i* regarded here us slight. Petrograd. Nov. 28.—A dispatch received here from Odessa described an outbreak of fanatical rioting in Erzerti in dispatches reaching Odessa from tills Turkish city say that fol lowing the [testing of a proclamation calling the Mohammedans to a holy war all the Armenian clubs, churches and schools were demolished by a mob. Four Amenianx. including one woman, were killed in the street. Petrograd, Nov. 28.—A communi cation given out today by the gen eral staff of the Russian army says: “Our troops have won important successes along the Proschovites Brz esko Boclinlu Visnitsch front (in Ga licia and from 30 to 60 miles south east of Cracow.) STATEMENT SHOWS CONDITION OF RESERVE BANKS Washington, Nov. 28.-—The stato ment of the. condition of the 2 fed eral reserve banks issued today and showing operations up to the close of business yesterday, discloses tliat the resources of the banks have in creased in one week about $23,000,- 800. No report by districts was is sued. The consolidated statement follows: jxM* Resources. Gold coin and certifi cates $227,840,000 Legal tender, notes, sil ver certificates and subsidiary coin .. . . 34,030,000 Total $262,470,000 Bills discounted and loans $ 7,383,000 All other resources .... 165,000 Total resources ..$270,018,000 Liabilities. Capital paid'in $ 1 8,050,000 Reserve deposits 249,268,000 Federal reserve notes in circulation ‘2,700.000 Total liabilities ....$270,018,000 Gold reserve against all liabili ties 90 per cent. Cush reserve against all liabilities 104 per cent. Cash reserve against all liabilities after setting aside 40 per cent gold reserve against federal reserve notes la circulation 103.70 per cent. Discount and loan maturities with in 30 day® $5,857,000. Within sixty days $1,097,000. Other $429,000. Total $7,383,000. % AMMONS ASKS PART FEDERAL FORCp BE REMOVED Washington, Nov. 28.—A request from Governor Amnions of Colorado that federal troops be withdrawn from tome of the coal strike districts was received today by President Wil son and referred to Secretary Garri son, who will discuss the question with the president next week. Boulder, Colo., Mov. JS. -Mo Inti mation that the federal troops are to be withdrawn soon from the Colorado strike districts has been received trom the war department at the headquarters of Colonel Waterman at Louisville, according to a state ment issued today. Winter quarters have been erected at Superior, Loula vlllo and Lafayette an<k work is in progress-, on barracks and barns at Frederick. TURKEY WILL BE GOOD FROM THIS TIME ON Washington, Nov. 2S.- -Turkey lias assured the United States that mails between the embassy at Constantino ple and the consulates scattered thru out tlie country will be safeguarded. In us much as dispatches have been coming through In code from Anfftus i.ador Morgenthau and other agents in the Ottoman empire, li appears that the vigorous protests of the I nited States against the proposal of the Porte to restrict code conun uni oat lon between neutrals have been effective. UNION BENEFITS ARE CUT DOWN GRADUALLY The benefits for the strikers in District No. 15 aTe to be gradually cut down from now on. Fifty cents has already been trimmed off the weekly allowance of each man. and it was announced this morning when the mob gathered at union hall on church street that probably next week fifty cents more would be chop ped off. This indicates that the benefits will soon cease. A number of the organizers have already left the district and others have arranged to get out between now and January 1. When all the heads have gone and are at a safe and discreet distance then the word will be passed out that the strike is off. The poor deceived victims of the agitators' war will howl their heads off and the local men left to face the storm will pass the buck along and fix the responsibility on the man who is far away. The trou ble makers of the union will then migrate to other fields and start a strike and proceed to pocket some more pickings. When the 50 cents a week was chopped off the benefits of each man recently there was almost a riot, but a silvery tongued pacifier quelled the uprising by promising that the men would get their original amount next time. Before the ‘’next time" rolled around the silvery tongued paymaster had fled and his under study declared lie had no instruc tions to give the men what they de manded. Another row resulted and a second silvery tongued conciliator was called in. This man told the slaves that an extra assessment was to be levied on the working miners in the east, and that the full amount would be paid “next time." lo and; behold when the “next time" rolled! around again this man had also fled! the district. The men were in an ugly mood j this morning when the paymaster] showed up. There were a number; of names on the rolls—of men who are no longer receiving benefits and this left over fund is divided up ( among the organizers, according to] to one slave, who seemed to be crab- ■ bing the loudeßt. 'Hie extra names are turned in every week and the performance of dividing up the surplus is gone thru everv week. This, it is charged, is the “easy graft" that the local lead ers realize out of the benefit distri bution. Benefits for the men who are act ing the part of strikers in lieu of the desertion of the real strikers will be cut off soon, iust as soon as the non-resident double crossers can get out of the district. Buy st horns. Help the local merchant who helps the town to grow. First read the C.-N. ad columns. PRICE S CENTS FINK, UNION SOB ARTIST, LED A DOUBLE LIFE, IS WIFE’S CHARGE High Power Publicity Man is Accused of Statutory Crime Denver. Nov. 28.—Walter .H. Fink, publicity agent for the United Mine Workers of Amer ica. is charged with a statutory offense by his wife in a criminal complaint sworn to by her before District Attorney Rush. Fink filed a divorce action against Mrs. Fink several weeks ago, but failed to appear on the date set for the hearing. The case was then continued to a fu ture date. “I have the necessary evi dence to prosecute both my hus band and a woman," declared Mrs. Fink in the district attor ney’s office. “They have been living notoriously and openly to gether during my absence in California, where 1 went for my health. I have been denying myself comforts to send my hus band money, and he lias been using it to keep another woman in luxury. If that isn’t the limit, then 1 cannot well imag ine what it would be called." The warrant was issued yes terday. The case is to be tried before Magistrate Stapleton. Fink was employed by the United Mine Workers of America to look after their advertising and publicity work shortly after the son them Colorado coal strike was called last fall. His headquarters since then have been in Denver and Trinidad. Another high-power union agita tor has gone wrong. W. H. Fink, former editor of the Trinidad Free Press, publicity agent of the United Mine Workers in Colorado, official slander artist and head falsifier, au thor of the truth (?) about Ludlow in 49 volumes, belongs to the Gay Lothario's union. Denver local No. 4-11-44. according to his wife, who cluirges that her husband lias de serted and openly lived with another woman while she was in California. Fink is charged with a serious sta tutory charge. This man who writes tearful epis tles relative to the “downtrodden victims of the crooel coal barons." has been doing some down treading himself apaprently. and his wife de clares in print that she whilst in Cal ifronia for her health lias been send ing her husband all the money she could spare and with this money he kept another woman with whom he was infatuated. Fink is now as famous, yea. as no torious, as Adolph Germer, against whom the international heads of the union have preferred charges of a serious nature. Fink, it will be remembered, was editor of the Free Press during the time that the strikers were carrying on an insurrection here, and is said to have been the man that composed that masterpiece known as the “Call to Arms." He has been making his headquarters in Denver putting m his time grinding out falsehoods concerning the coal strike, villifying the mine operators and every person not in sympathy with the union's lawlessness and violence. MYRON HERRICK QUITS DIPLOMATIC POST IN FRANCE j Paris, Nov. 2 B.—‘Myron T. Her rick. the retiring American amlmssa ulor to Paris, accompanied by Mrs. Herrick, and the members of Hie fam ily. left Paris for Havre this morning where they will take the steamer noehambenu for New York. A special car was placed at their disposal by the French government. Nearly all the Americans remaining in Paris, both men and women, crowded the Invnlidos station to hid farewell to the retiring diplomat. There were present also a number of prom In -mi t French officials and ‘sonic well-known British residents.