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TrnlKht ami Wednesday full; slightly colder in northeast portion. ESTABLISHED 18 SALOONS MUST STRICTLY OBEY LAW SAYS COUNCIL Licenses to be issued Jan. 1. Loffarelli Re fused Permit. Doug las Elected City Engineer Thirty-seven saloons will he li censed to resume business in the city of Trinidad on January 1. That number is three less than were in business and licensed when tlie lid was clamped < : the traffic last April. Two saloonmcn. (*. H. Richter.and A. Bruno, have not ai>plied for new li censes and one application, that of I'asqualc Loffarelli at tlie Park loon. was denied last night by Jhe city council. Loffarelli paid the pen alty of violating the law by keeping o|»en last Sunday, for which offense he was hailed into police court and fined. The new licenses will he dated January 1 upon the expiration of the last proclamation of Governor Am mons issued on November 30 which ordered the saloons In Las Animas and Huerfano county to be dosed un til December 31. Bach application on file with one exception had at tached to it a bond in proper form by some recognized bonding company, which bonds had been approved. In the case Ml’ Fred Harvey, for the Car bond mill bo tort he m»- ing try the time the new licenses take effect. At the request of the police com mittee hist night the city attorney drafted a resolution that governed Ihe granting of new licenses. The resolution provided that beginning the llrst day of the new year licenses be granted all applicants whose bonds nre approved except Pasqualle I»f --farelli. that all saloonmcn must strictly regard and obey 1 lie city or dinances governing saloons and that failure to do so will result in a li cense being revoked. The mayor was instructed to write n letter to each and every saloonman stating that file places must ho conducted in an orderly und lawful manner and that in the event a license is cancelled no license will lie granted to any other i.erson to conduct u saloon in tiie ‘ uilding where license has been can celled. This was the initial step toward weeding out the undesirable saloons. Loffarelli overstepped tlie mark and lost a permit to o]>en. Moreover liis «nloon is the only one that is located within a residence district and for that reason there has been opposi tion from the residents. The point emphasized last night by the reso lution of the city council was that the saloontnen must obey the city statutes or forfeit their right to do business. Aside from the action of the saloon matter the only business of import ance at the session was the election of a city engineer to succeed W. J. Littleton, whose resignation was sub mitted and accepted. There were two applicants. 1.. R. Douglas and 1,, f). Stoddard, though one »:?.l bar nos was nominated and received three votes on first bailor. On til" second ballot Douglas received six votes to Stoddart four and was de clared elected city engineer. W. J. Littleton has bo m "Uv engi neer for eight years and will next month become deputy county asses sor. Mr. Douglas Is an mclneer in the office of Danford and Sanderson. BATTLESHIP RHODE ISLAND ORDERED TO NEW ORLEANS Washington, Dec. 29.—Secretary Daniels today ordered the battleship Rhode Island from Vera Cruz, Mex ico, to New Orleans to participate on January 8 iii the celebration of the centennial of the battle of New Or leans. Other ships will be ordered there in time to take part in the exer cises. Tb« l * ♦t * * •.-1 1 i i Delaware at Norfolk. Va.. !:.is been ordered to Vera Cruz to relieve the Rhode Island. THE CHRONICLE=NEWS Only Afternoon Full Leased Wire Associated Press Paper in Southern Colorado WILSON WOULD PUT THRU PROGRAM AT THIS SESSION Washington, Dec. 29.—President Wilson expects his legislative pro gram consisting of the shipping hill, the Philippine bill, the conservation bills, and the appropriation hills to i>e passed during me present session of congress and without an extra session. Ho told callers today that, ether proposed legislation has been met with predictions that it would be impossible to puss. The president said he expected the income of the government to exceed its expenditures during the present fiscal year and that lie was doing everything possible to bring about that result. He said he was taking no personal part in the fight over the immigration hill in the senate, but added that it was well known'he was opposed to tiie literacy test. MACK FAVORS TARIFF OUT OF POLITICS New York, Dec. 2 9.—Norman E. Mack, former chairman of the Demo cratic national committee and now member for this state, commepting on the plan of Representative Minn of Illinois, minority leader of the house of representatives, form a con gressional tariff commission today, said he believed “the Democrats should go even farther and name a tariff commission with power to take the tariff out of politics entirely.’’ CORPSE OF MAN FOUND IN WOODS Albany, N. Y., Dec. 29.—The body of an unidentified man with the bead severe*! was found by hunters .in the woods nenr AHainont today, fn the j clothing was a card hearing on one j side the inscription. “August Breise, j Holstein, lowa. IT. S. A., - and on the J ether the name "Richard Lawrence.” The latter was written In German script. An inspection seal on a suit (use indicated that the owner had been in Liverpool lasi September. TROOPS WRECK TRAIN ON MEXICAN RAILROAD Laredo, Tex., Dec. 29.—'Troops be lieved operating under General Bran cisco Villa’s orders, according to dis patches received bore today, wrecked a passenger train und blocked traffic cn the Tampico division of tlie Mexi can railway 175 miles west of Tam pico on December 20. The only for eigners on hoard, an American and bis wife, were treated courteously. HOKOSANA CASE TO BE DISCUSSED BY CITY COUNCIL AND CITIZENS A special adjourned meeting of tiie city council has been called for next Monday night at which time the proposition of a pending suit be tween Harry Hokosana and the City of Trinidad will be discussed. City Attorney McGlashan states that it will require some little time for tlio proposition to be laid before the council and citizens and taxpayers who will bo invited.- G. S. Reid, at torney for Hokosana, who recently visited here with his client, will b.» present to state Ills case for the plaintiff. The idea of this meeting is to ac quaint the council and local taxpay ers and citizens with the case in the hope of arriving at some definite conclusion relative to the same. Mem bers of a special committee that at one time was appointed to investi gate the matters involved will be. osked to be present. The original suit grew out of a mixup between tho city and Hoko- | sana who was contractor for doing excavation work for t lie laying of the present waterworks system. It lias always been contended by the city that the work was not done accord ing to contract and specifications and Hokoiana brought suit to recover\a certain amount he claimed was due him and which was unpaid. The case has run ntlie gamut in the courts and was recently re-opened. Hokosana lias offered to settle the claim for a*.j stipulated sum out of court. It is to obtain the sentiment of the council : and promiuent citizens of tiie city on j this matter that tiie special meeting lias been arranged. TRINIDAD. COLORADO. TUESDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 29. 1914. U. S. TO DEMAND AN INDEMNITY FROM GREAT BRITAIN Wilson Slaps Back at England for “Unlawful Detention of Cargoes” Wash’ngton. Dec. 29.—President Wilson, referring today to tin* Amer ican note to Great Britain insisting on bettor treatment for American commerce, declared that large dam ages eventually would have to lie paid by England for unlawful de tent ion of American cargoes. Tiie president coupled n confirm ation of this morning's publication of the sending of the note and of its contents with tiie statement that the government could deal confidently with the subject, only If supported by an absolute manifesto. He said tiie great enibarassmcnt to the gov ernment in dealing with the whole matter was that some shoppers had concealed contraband in tlie cargoes iof non-contraband articles, for ain pie under a cargo of cotton. So long as there were Instances of that kind, the president said, suspicion was cast on every shipment and all cargoes were liable to doubt and suspicion. Tho President pointed out that many protests previously had been sent in specific cases and that If the contention of tiie American govern ment were correct, as he was firmly convinced It was. claims for indent- j niflcetior ultimately tiv | he mot by Great Britain. Supplementary to previous protests the new note. President Wilson ex plained, represented fully the posi tion of the United States, saying that so fur as the theory was concerned there really was no debate on the point raised, because Bnglnnd herself in previous wars had taken exactly I lie American position. Tiie president was asked if the communication shut to Great Britain was tlie result of the recent gather ing of Pan-American diplomats here. He said It was not. but that the po sition of tiie United States would ap ply to any neutral power and that .the contentions advanced were not peculiar to this country. Tiie president added that the note of protest was based on Hie gener ally accepted principle of interna tional law. Foreign ili lUmiats, especially those from neutral discussed the note today, and mmnbers of congress, who had protested to the state de partment on behalf of merchants and shippers of copper, flour, wheat and other products in which trade had been restricted, expressed satisfac tion with the attitude of tiie govern ment. Some administration officials ex pressed the view that when Great Britain realized tiie tone of public opinion on the subject in the United States her attitude would lie modi fied and American industry hitherto halted would go forward. Later the Belgian minister called at the state department to obtain in formation about tiie note to Great Britain and was promised a copy of a Continued on pngc 3.) Secy. McAdoo Passed Thru Here Enroute to Coast Secretary of the Treasurer McAdoo en route to San Diego, Cal., to rep resent President Wilson at Hie open ing of the Panama-Pacific exposition . in that city, passed through Trinl . dad at midnight on Santa Fe No. 3. Albuquerque, Dec. 29. - Secretary of the Trtasurery McAdoo, here this ’ morning on his way to San Diego as . the representative of President Wil | son at tiie coming exposition open \ ing. defined tiie position of.the presi dent on propose! conservation ineas . ures as wishing to conserve tho coun -1 try’s resources without reserving them from legitimate use. He de ! clared the land grants to trans-con tinental railroads formed ample product for the govern me it’s action , in the Alaskan railroad matter and l J proposed prosperity in ample meas ure as the lot. of American business men in 1916. lie said the federal reserve banks had already a benefi cial effect on business naking money, ’much easier. CONGRESS GETS BACK TO LEGISLATIVE GRIND Washington, Dee. 29.—With the reconvening of congress today after a brief Christmas recess, both houses faced the big task "of clearing up crowded legislative calendars. Sen ators and representatives were ready with tho falling of the gavels in tho senate and tho houseto settle down to complete tho work of the session. Awaiting the action of congress are the big appropriation bills and the administration’s program. Tho supply measures have the right of way in both houses und while tiie house lias passed two of them and sonic general measures, ail are yet to be acted upon in the senate, in addi tion to the administration program. The administration ship purebuse bill is awaiting action in both hous es and Senator Fletcher, acting! chairman of the commerce commit tee, says ill at every effort will be made to bring the measure up for de bate in the senate ps soon as pos sible. N. M. AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE GETS FUNDS Albuquerque, N. Gil., Dec. 29. The financing of the state agricult ural college, fSO.OOU fit whose funds were tied up in a bunk failure at Las t’ruees, was arranged for today thru a local bank. I*. F. MeUunna, who succeeded Morgan O. Llewellyn ns treasurer having completed the ar rangement this morning. Tiie local bank was approched Sunday night when the goveanor wrs here on Ills way to yesterday’s meet ing of the regents at Cruces, by tiie executive and Mr. McCanna. As surances were given at that time that the bank would perform the service asked. The. bank will be secured by tiie bond filed by Lltwellyn, which the attorney general pronounces unim peachable. Immediate demand is to be made on the surety company, an Oklahoma concern, which gave this jbond. Failing to collect the bond. 'otx?7»«£ for lho ifiiei •e.i Ihe • ollege"eait be taken by the legislature, which meets in three weeks. RUSSIA’S NUMBERS USELESS AGAINST VON HINDENBURG The Berlin newspapers state that the strategically wrong offensive against Prussia demanded by France and England. and only attempted by Russia for political reasons, has again been successfully defeated. Tho numerical superiority, they state, Ise useless against Hindenburg’s strateg ic movements. The great number of Russian prisoners reveals the demor alization prevailing among the Rus sians. The Russian retreat was necessary because of the threatening German flanking movement. New successes won liy Hindenburg are confidently expected as soon as new large Russian masses arc pushed for ward again. RUSSIAN CRUISER THREATENED TO BOMBARD TRIPOLI Washington. Dec. 29. —Captain Oman, commanding the armorc4 cruiser North Carolina at Beirut, Syria, informed the navy department today that it was a Russian cruiser and not an American vessel whic’\ re cently threatened to bombard Tripoli. Captain Oman's explanation was made in response to a request from Secretary Daniels. Captain Oman reporter that no American merchant vessel had been south of Alexandra, Syria, since Dee. ‘♦tli. An Athens dispatch published last week said the crew of an Amer ican steamer had been attacked at Tripoli south of Alexandra when for eign consuls and refugees attempted to hoard her and the North Carolina had threatened to bombard tiie town. Captain Oman's dispatch filed at Bierut yesterday was as follows: “On December 25th the Russian cruiser Askold sent boats with armed men on a reconnaissance near Tripoli, Syriu; at the village of Ba nins. Before arrival at the beach the boats grounded in shoal wato- and the crews of the iioats were jeered by i the populace. At the fliTeat of the Turkish authorities to imprison the boats' crews they were informed that the Russian cruiser would bombard tiie village in such an evtmt and con sequently no one was mane prisoner. No shots were Tired. “The Russian boats’ crews left the vicinity when the boats wlero floated, i-'inec Dee. 9, no American merchant men have been south of j Alexandra, Syria. Tiie reconnaissance of Beirut, Syria, is frequently niadrf by British. French and Russian embers. Every thing is quiet at Beirut.” \ GUIDE SHOT AND KILLED BY HUNTER Ventura, Cal., Dec. 29.—Herbert Luthropo, a well-known mountaineer hunter and guide of the Opai district, was shot last uight by Floyd Perrltt, a pitcher on the Los Angeles team of the Coast Baseball league, who was hunt ing mountain lion. Lathrope died early today. Perritt mistook Lathrope for a mountain lion and fired a high power rifle bullet into bis abdomen. Perritt had been camping near Lath rope's place since the baseball season closed. LOSS OF FRENCH SUBMARINE CONFIRMED Paris, Dee. 29.—The ministry of marine today issued an announce ment confirming the loss of tiie French submarine Curie in Austrian waters, been previously report ed in newspaper dispatches. CARRANZA FORCE FLOPS TO VILLA U. S. Keeping Close Watch Over Situation on Mexican Border On Board V. S. S. San Diego, en route to San Diego, Calif., Doe. 29 i by wireless). —Seven thousand troops of General Vonustiano Car ranza's forces declared today for Gervr-“ 1. .Vrjiji'Tsco Villa, at Tepjc, iu tho state of that name, on the west coast of Mexico. Foreigners at San Bias and Topic have taken refuge aboard the United States supply ship Glacier. Rear Admiral Howard, on command of the Pacific fleet, on re ceipt of tho news forwarded the gun boat Annapolis by wireless to San Bias, but no trouble Is expected. Mexico City. Dec. °T.—Wlion Hie matter of frequent executions and the luck of personal guarantees was brought to the attention of General Villa today he made the following statement: “Many foreigners have lately asked me for personal guarantees, I am disposed to make every effort to give these. Many .of the requests have been telegraphed. “Regarding the present chief ex ecutive of the nation, I regret to say that conspirators are endeavoring to take advantage of his sincerity and honesty. What I will have to do is to treat this element with severity. “The country needs prducence at tiie present time. It also needs en ergetic measures. As soon as these matters are attended lo 1 will pro ceed to direct the capture of Tam pico.’" General Villa signed this state ment : El Paso. Texas, Dec. 2 9. —Judge Ramon Frieda, a Mexican author and jurist, returned here today from Mexico City after having been ar rested and threatened with execution on his journey north, lie finally was released by order of Mexico City of ficials and being escorted to tin* in ternational bridge here was told that he was expelled from Mexico. Frieda recently wrote a book on present, day Mexican history which is held accountable for his present experience. MORE ARRESTS FOR TERRE HAUTE FRAUDS Indianapolis, Tnd.. Dec. 29.—Five more men including E. E. Talbott, city comptroller of Torre Haute, and George Elienhart, a member of the Terre Haute hoard of public works, were arrested at Terre Haute today by federal authorities on tliei ndict ment returned December 23. charg ing conspiracy to corrupt tho election of November 3 last. The arrests to day bring tl*o total made since the dragnet was set Christmas night to 100. Ililton Redman, an attorney and son of Circuit Judge Ell H. Redman, who was arrested and released on SIO,OOO bonds Saturday, surrendered to the federal authorities and the fourth man taken into custody was Frank Kizer. a saloonkeeper, who was released on $2,500 bond. Frank r-ockwood, a politician, was arrested this afternoon. He gave bond. France Hurls Great Force in Attempt to Win Back Lost Alsace Russia Smashes Austrian Defense in Galicia. German Reports Minimize Success of Czar’s Forces. Fighting in Belgium Continues with Little Advantage to Contending Armies. The Kroneh campaign for re-possession of its lost. province of Alsace - --one of I lie firs) objectives of the armies of tile republic after the out break of the war apparently is making progress. The unofficial reports last, night that the allies were shelling Muelhausen are supplemented to day by the statement of the French war office that tho town of Stein bach. upper Alsace, has been invested. Russian announcements of defeats of the Gormans are disputed today by the Berlin war office, which states that tile attacks of the invading armies in Poland have made progress and that strong Russian assault have been repulsed. No mention Is made, however, of the situation in Galicia, where the Russians are described as huving inflicted a severe defeat on the Auslro-German forces. In France and Belgium the fighting drags on with small victories for each side. The Gorman official announcement tells of the character of a French trench in a burned forest west of Apenuont. The French state ment admits the temporary loss of this trend), hut acids that it was re take*)) later after three counter attacks. Doth Paris and Merlin mention minor guins with violent lighting at various points. The French state ment says that the allies have captured the Itelgium town of St. Georges, around which heavy encounters have been in progress for some time. The l’etrograd war office states that the Germans who have been pressing forward in Poland have been repulsed with heavy losses. In Galicia the Austrians are reported to have suffered a complete reversal and to Ice retreating hastily. Their defeat apparently breaks up the ma neuver aiming at a combined Austro-German attack on the southern forces of the Russians, which, if successful.' might have imperiled the Itussian left wing. Merlin, however, views the situation in the east will) optimism, intimating that important developments in Poland nay be ex pected soon. Recent developments have given the I'nited Stales a more direct in terest politically in the European situation. Washington lias sent to the P.ritisli government a note voicing Its objection to the methods employed in holding up and searching among vessels. Another important questh.n is raised by Germany's disposition not to recognize longer American con suls In conquered Belgium territory unless thov are updatable to Gnr- London, Dec. 29.--British observ-. ers of the* progress of the war point i today to the admission in Austrian official announcements that Russia is once more master of the passes in the j Carpathians and that the troops along tlie entire Austrian front from* the Biala river to a point northeast' of the Dukla pass seem to be falling! back. j Tliis means the withdrawal of virtually all the forces which swept across the mountains to form the ex treme right in the concerted Austro- German attack on the Russian armies and if marks another surprising re versal of form on the part of the Aus trian soldiers, whose battle fortunes since the outbreak of hostilities have been conspicuously erratic. Elsewhere in the eastern arena of the war little change lias been re corded while on the western front the slow and tedious trench warfare goes on uninterrupted with only slight gains on either side. The British press concedes the im portance of the trenches near Holle beke, south of Ypres, which have been taken by the Germans, and points out that the strategic value of these positions has been empha sized recently in a dispatch from Sir’ John French, commander-in-chief of tiie British forces on the continent. They command an important cross ing of the river Lys to which the Germans have been holding tena- 1 ciously. The taking of these trenches gives them a stronger foot hold. Fear of a Zeppelin raid over Lon- j don which recently has more or less j subsided lias been replaced by the possibility of a raid by German air- 1 ships. The comparative ease with 1 which English airmen reach Cux- [ haven has driven homo tlie idea that 1 a retaliatory visit would not present I any greater difficulty. Baris, Dec. 2.9.- The French offi cial statement on the progress of the war given out this afternoon refers to comparatively minor French suc cesses and mentions violent bombard ment of certain French positions by German artillery. The French hav" , occupied a village in Belgium; they j have gained ground in the Argonne j and they are investing Steinbacli in ! upper Alsace. The, text of the com munication follows: “In Belgium the village of St. Georges lias been occupied by our troops, who have established tltem selves in this location. "From the Lys to the Somme the enemy has bombarded our positions rather violently. "There has been calm along the front between tlie Somme and the Ar gon ne. "We have gained a little ground in the Argonne, notably in the forest of Lagrurie in the forest of Bolantc, and in the forest eourte Chaursee. i Buy at home. Help the | local merchant who helps > the town to grow. First \ read the C.-N. ad columns. PRICE 5 CENTS "On the heights of the Meuse sev eral German counter attacks have been repulsed in the forest of Le- Rouchot which is northeast of Troyon. "The forces of Gic enemy which had occupied our trenches in the vi cinity of the Redoubt In the burned forest to the west of Apremont have been driven out after three successive counter attacks. "In upper Alsace, following a vio lent engagement, we are today close ly investing Steinbacli and our forces have taken possession or the ruins of the Chateau which is located to the northwest of this village." Merlin (via ondonj.— The German official statement given out in Mer lin today says the German attacks in Boland have made progress and that Russian advances have been repulsed. "fu tiie western arena of the war we gained some ground after rela tively unimportant engagements near Niouport and to the southeast of Ypres. 4<:»nllnue<; «m pnicr IS.) Germans Routed Near Arras i Arras. Northern France, Sunday. ! December 27. —That portion of the i French army which is holding the ; lines near Arras today attacked flu* Germans on a front 12 miles long. | They carried half a mile of German 1 j trenches near Lens by assault and ') tonight they are holding these posi tions in force. [ The way for these attacks are pre pared by violent artillery and ma chine gun fire, which swept the Cer • ! man positions from a point to the north of Lens to the suburbs south of Arras. The German batteries every ■ where replied heavily to this French ■ fire. ; While tlie Germans were thus en . gaged along the entire line of tills ■ part of their defense works, the ■ From h fire opposite Lens suddenly • ceased Instantly French infantry •,nien leaped from their trenches and charged the German positions which I were from one hundred to two hun dred yards distant. A brief and fu rious bayonet, encounter brought \ Ic tory to the French. Tiie Germans were routed: the French took some prisoners and occupied the German dlggin gs. It was all over 20 minutes. The artillery lire on both sides died down and silence fell on the field of bat tie. But vigilance was in no sense relaxed. \t intervals of two rods in tiie trenches keen eves peering into periscopes watches tlie edges of the German trenches, the observers them selves being well protected below the levela of the earth.