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Tonight and Sunday fair. Colder north centrul por tion tonight. ESTABLISHED 1877 Allies Play Waiting Game With Germans - Teuton Presses On In Poland Austrians Renew Attacks on Servian Soil. Russians in Mighty Hordes Sweeping Over Carpathians to Advance Movement Against Enemy. The German attack in Frunze anil UelgLmu initiated in reply to the of fensive movement of the allies, liar developed to such a point that the al lien now uro on llte defensive along the greater part of the line. The ex tent of tile German movement is shown by today's French statement, which speaks of a scries of night at tacks against the allies along the front. These jjisluughts apparently were not In gn at force, however, and the assertion .'s made that they were all repulsed with ease. As to the results of recent light- ( ing in Alsace and the Argoiine along the eastern portion of the front, there is a sharp conflict in the state ments from Berlin and Paris. The German commitnieuiion says further ground has been gained in the Ar gonne and specifically denies the claims of the French war office that half of tile Alsatian village of Stein bach lias been captured and that the French are making a further ad vance there. The Paris announcement asserts that some of tile territory lost to the ■ Germans in the Argonne has been re gained and that three new lines ot houses have been occupied in Stein bach The German military authorities say there liavo been no changes in l the eastern campaign, except that the German attacks on the line west of Warsaw have made further pro- CARRANZA TAKES SAN LUIS POTOSI Washington. .lan. 2.—Capture of Han Luis Potosi by Carranza forces was reported in advices today from Galveston lo the Carranza agency here, which said. “Semi-official reports b> wireless from Tampico say forces under Gen eral Cosio Itohclo entoreu Hun Luis Potosi yesterday alter a sanguinary bailie. General Kobe! belongs to the command of General Pablo Gon zales, who yesterday also drove the rebels from Rodriguez station, 65 miles east of San Luis Potosi. Captain Niles of the Carranza avia tion corps utul Mayor Salinas, its chief, flyer of a French monoplane, flew above the battle ground, report Carranza troops as fur west as Apani. which Is 60 miles east of Mexico City. However, large numbers of rebels still are doggedly resisting the advice of Obregou's army. The movement on Puebla from Auiozoczo has been completed anil the actual: bombardment is expected to begin in the morn ing." Washington, .lan. 2. - The Mexican national convention met at noon yes terday in -Mexico City and adjourned until Monday, according to advices to the state department. ( .Notwithstanding the continuance of hostilities between the Villa-Za patu forces and those under control tf Carranza, the assembly hopes to reconstruct the central government and form an administration to be pre- j sou ted to the l nited States and i other nations for recognition. ! Washington. .lan. 2.—General J. ; Carranza, brother of General Venus- , tfuno Carranza, has been taken pris oner a( Baltina Cruz, Alex., accord ing to an undated dispatch to **«»•' state department today which also told of a revolt at Han Gerouimo. A Vera Cruz dispatch dated De cember 30 and received at the state department today said, “Severe fight ing was in progress southeast of Pu ebla.” Other advices were summarized in this statement: •‘The department is just in receipt of an undated dispatch from the west coast of Mexico, via navy wireless, stating that the Carranza forces had been driven from Tepic City and Acaponeta after three days of fight ing, that, the invasion of Sinaloa was commencing: that the Villa leaders' were attempting to preserve order that the conditions were growing worse.” THE CHRONICLE=NEWS Only Afternoon Full Leased Wire Associated Press Paper in Southern Colorado The Russian war office announces 'that another defeat has been inflict ed upon tin- Austrian forces in Ga licia. whose advance from the Car pathian.- recently was checked with serious consequence* to them. It is asserted that fortified Austrian posi tions near Gorllce were destroyed and that 3,000 prisoners were capt iured. The Russian statement says, however, that the victory was won only lifter a hard battle and that lighting still continues; indicating that the Austrians are still capable . of offering determined resistance. in Poland the German attack ap parently lias shifted to the soutli ' ward. The Russian statement men tions fighting of (articular intensity at Rii'.va. which is 30 utiles south of Sochaczew, the recent center of Ger man activity. . German attacks 'there, as well as in Fast Prussia, anil in the region of Mlawa, lit Poland, near the Fast Prussian border, are said to have been repulsed. Austrian warships have bombard ed Belgrade, the Servian capital, from which the Austrians were driv • ett shortly after they had occupied it. ' Some damage to property was •uuseu •by the bombardment, but so far as is known no lives were lost. ; According to a report current in 'Paris, the lost British battleship For -1 midable was sunk off Portsmouth. ! Hug laud s chief naval base. The de struction of the Formidable is be ; lieved lohd.e ue.-n ~ie work ot a ; German submarine. IH>ndou, .lan. 2. The latest news available from the westenr battle front shows that little progress is be ing made by the alliel forces, and ■ rather indicates a sporadic renewal of the German offensive with result ant slight gains in the Argonne and French Flanders. General .loffe apparently still is avoiding a general attack. Except for their tactics of feeling out the i German line by attacks here and : there the allies are playing a wail ing game, pending tlie time when, with the assistance of reinforcements they deliver a concentrated blow at some strategic point. Tite Germans arc still attempting to press forward ia Poland, hut to thq south the Russians have driven the Austrians further hack—man than ho miles in all. It is again re ported that the Rursinns are pouring across the Carpathians into Hungary, causing the innabitants to flee. Driven out of Servin, the Aus trians nevertheless are again attack ing Belgrade. According to dispatches from that city four monitors have bombarded it. I It is still exceedingly difficult to obtain any clear idea of the Turkish operations, but according to an At li ens dispatch the Hu It an and his court are preparing to leave Constantinople fearing the early fall of the city. Berlin t via London), Jan. 2. French attueks in the vicinity of Nieuport. Belgium, were repulsed by the Germans yesterday, according to the official statement given out today by the German general headquarters staff. German successes are claimed in the Argonne forest in the Bois Brules, (and to tin* southwest of Suarburg. while violent attacks directed by the French to the north of the fortress 'of Verdun are said to have been re- I pulsed. French reports of progress •in the Alsatian village of Steinbaeh lare denied by the Germans, j In the eastern zone of the fighting | the situation in Fast Prussia and southern Poland is said to have un dergone no change, but the Germans claim to have made progress on the I' Rawkn and Bzura rivers, which flow through a region about 40 miles to the west of Warsaw. i The text of the communication j follows: ; “On the western theatre the en emy's attacks against our positions in |and near the dunes at Nieuport were j repulsed. | “lii the Argonne region we made • further progress all along the front, i. “Fierce French attacks to the , north of Verdun and also against tho front on the line of Aiily-Apremont. north of Conimercy, were repulsed <Con4lna«d #» paf« 4.) TRINIDAD. COLORADO. SATURDAY EVENING. JANUARY 2. 1915. SURVIVORS OF ‘FORMIDABLE’ TELL OF WRECK Brixluttn, Devon, Fngland. Jan. 2. —Survivors of the Brilislt battle-It ip Formidable, which went down in tho Fitglisli channel yesterday after hav ing struck a mine or been torpedoed by a German submarine, have been brought ashore here. They relate that the warship was struck uliavl the magazine. The explosion was terrific but the magazine was not reached. Had this also been blown up. Hie ship would have been foun dered without there being time to save anybody. As the water rushed in the men on the Formidable hurried to the deck. They found that the vessel already had a heavy list, to starboard. Tin small boats were sent out. A cutter foundered ami the men in her were drowifed. A lautich and a pinnace succeeded in getting away. Almost all the oars were broken In trying to prevent the small bouts from be ing danshed to pieces against the side ot llte ship by tile tremendous seas running. Captain Huxley and his signal man were still on the bridge when the huitleshipb keeled over and went to the bottom. Ijoudon. .lan. 2. -The British ad miralty today issued a list contain ing the names of Captain Arthur N. Loxley and 34 other officers of the British battleship Formiuable which was stink in the English channel yes terday. who it is said, must he pre sumed to have been tost in the dis aster. us they have not been reported among the saved. The list includes nine midshipmen. Paris. Jan. 2. -The British bat tleship Formidable, which was sunk in the English channel Friday morn ing, with the greater part of the crew, was torpedoed off Portsmouth by a German submarine, according to u report current in Paris. Portsmouth Is tho chief naval sit uation of Fngland. It is situated at the southwest extremity of Port sea island, j 8 miles southeast of Houtb- ; ampton and H,> miles southwest of London. Portsmouth harbor is four miles in length with about an equal width, and its entrance is only about 400 yards across. it lias been said in this land-locked haven the whole British navy tniglit ride in perfect security. MORGAN MADE SPLENDID RACE FOR PRESIDENT TEACHERS ASS'N. J. R. Morgan, superintendent of llte city schools, lost the honor of being president of the Colorado Teachers' association by six votes. This was the majority over him of Frank D. Suit/, of Pueblo. Mr. Mor gan and Mr. Slutz were the two high contestants for the place. The dele gation that Slutz brought with him from Pueblo carried the day as XU' per cent of the votes cast by Denver went to Mr. Morgan who was the popular choice for .(resident outside of the following of the Pueblo man. MANY ENTOMBED BY EXPLOSION IN COAL MINE Voncouver. 15. C.. Jan. 2.—An explosion occurred at the Coal Creek mines at Fern tv, B. C\. to day. it, is believed a large num ber of men lost their lives. Gov ernment Inspector Evans entered the mine equipped with rescue ap paratus and was immediately over come. His recovery is doubtful. LIQUOR LID STILL ON IN BOULDER COUNTY Boulder, Colo.. .lan. 2. The em bargo on intoxicating liquors will not 1(0 raised itt the northern Colorado coal lleldg uiiLll after the federal troops leave, according to a state ment today by Lieut. Col. Watterman in command. Watterman maintains that it is within his discretion to continue the embargo as a police measure after the expiration of the governor’s proclamation January 6. The embargo has been in effect since last April. TAFT COMMENDS AMERICAN NOTE TO ENGLAND Washington, Jan. 2. For mer President Taft, here to day, praised the American note to Great llrltuiu on the rent men l of American ships. Ho said ho had read the coui iniinicatioii cure fully and be lieved it was “just right." “Of course,” he said, “I am not familiar with the facts upon whicit the note was bused, but it impressed mo as a proper and Just com munication. I think it was admirably drawn." ROOT WOULD OPEN DOOR TO BELGIAN REFUGEES Washington. .Inn. 2.—Senator Root made au eloquent (ilea to the senate today to amend the immigra tion bill to exempt trout restrictions the refugees of Belgium. He argued it. could be done without violating any treaties, because of lint specific conditions due to the war. "We should open the door lo Bel gium, ' lie said, "because the people nave no country, it lias been taken away from them. Exiles, they are wandering over the face of the earth without homes and there never lias been, since the foundation of our gov- , einiinq>, a people to which the hearts of Americans have turned wit It as deep compassion. “There is no other people in the world without a government, without a country. Two millions of them are exiled in foreign lands without "means of earning a livelihood. Never in modern history has there been a case like this, it is exceptional and hsottld be entitled to exceptional treatment in this Lit! TANK STEAMER IS INTERCEPTED Halifax, X. S.. Jan. 2. Word was received here today that the Ameri can tank steamer Brindilla, whose ar rest by a British cruiser and deten tion at Halifax last October was tho cause of diplomatic correspondence between the United States and Great Britain resulting in the steamer's re lease. had been against intercepted off the coast of Scotland and taken into Aberdeen. New York. Jan. —Confirmation of tho Brindilla's seizure was given today at the offices of the Standard Oil company here, but it. was said that the ship had been intercepted by a French warsltip and taken to Brest, France. The message was transmitted from the Brindilla to London by wireless,: the company said, and was received two days ago. Since it mentioned seizure of the vessel by the “French naval authori ties" and Brest as her enforced des tination. the Standard Oil officials were at a loss to explain the Halifax report that the Brindilla had been taken to Aberdeen. Washington. Jan. 2.—The state de partment learned * today that Lite steamship Brindilla. after her seizure off the coast of Scotland was taken to Brest and made representations to the British government. Unoffi cial assurances have been received that the vessel will he promptly re ! leased. It developed today that another Standard Oil vessel, the Cushing, with a cargo of oil was seized by the British cruisers, hut already lists been released. The department made it clear that she was also of American registry. The Cushing was seized at sea and was taken to Villa. France, where she was lidding pending investigation of her registry. Halifax. N. S.. Jan. 2.—The Brin dilla left Alexandra, Egypt, about November 26. She arrived at St. Mi chaels, Azores, to take on a cargo of oil from a German steamer Decem ber 12. and was reported as clearing Ht. Michael’s for Copenhagen Decem ber 20. The Brindilla's first seizure, off New York last October, resulted in a vigorous protest by her owners to the United States government. At that time the Brindilla had aboard a cargo of oil for Alexandra, Egypt. A British warship conveyed her to this port. The stute department at Washing ton made representations to Hie Brit ish government which resulted in tho Brindilla's release after she had been detained at Halifax a week. COLQUITT SEES WEAKNESS OF WILSON REGIME Austin, Texas, Jau. 2.—Governor Colquitt bus given out for publica tion in many newspapers of the Unit ed States the following statement: “The Wilson Administration has been I lie greatest failure in the his tory of the presidency. The South was a laud literally flowing with ntillc and honey, it has made ouo of tho biggest and best crops in its his tory and yet, because of llte utter in competency of the men in charge of the Government its business is pros trated, its credit is impaired and thousands of its people arc starving “Tho Administration's tariff law was pledged to lower Hie cost of liv ing and It has had the contrary ef fect. By putting raw materials on tho free list and keeping the protec tive tariff <(it manufactured goods it has condemned American farmers by hundreds of thousands to peunugc. und has enabled the manufacturers, in getting their raw materials cheap er. to clturgo higher prices for their goods, which they Imve done. Hides were I ree listed anti shoes have gone higher. This is true of virtually evcr\ single item similarly treated in the Administration's tariff law. The American farmer gets less tor his raw materials, the American work ingman pays more for the finished product and both are robbed to furth er enrich the protected manufactur ing trusts and combines. "Tin. Administration's l'oicign pol icy has been imbecile. It has allowed England to dictate conditions as to cotton shipments that enaMcd the English spinners to rob American cotton growers of half tite value of their crop. England stopped Ameri can shipments until the English spin tiers bought their supply ut i»i<- a pound and stored in Texas and nth or Houlhurn warehouses. "Then Fngland consented to de clare cotton not contraband and France followed suit a day or two later. Our Government weakly sub mitted to England’s dictation, play ing into the hands of the English spinners and betraying tin* American cotton growers u» completely as If this country were an English vassal state. “If I had been President 1 would have served notice on England's Pre mier that onr foreign trade in cot ton and other non-contraband com modities was going forward, with or without England's consent, and, if necessary, I would have sent Ameri can ironelado to England's door to enforce that notice. “The Administration's repeal of the Panama Canal tolls exemption law, in violation of the party’s Na tional platform, was another weak surrender to England. If free tolls had not been repealed hundreds of American-owned ships, flying a for eign flag, would have come under the American flag to got the benefit of the exemption, and we would today have an American merchant-marine and to supply it the Wilson adminis tration is proposing to spend the tux payers’ money buying a subsidized National shipping service. “The 'Wilson-Bryan management of the Mexican affairs lias been an egregious failure. They landed an American army in Vera Cruz to force Huerta to salute the flag and have brought It back without getting the. salute." GIRL TO UNDERGO TWELVE OPERATIONS Sonta Fe, N. M.. Jan. 2.—Twelve distinct operations in a Buffalo. N. Y., hoscpital are expected to make a well girl of Miss Sylvia Kennedyg or Roswell, a paralytic cripple since in fancy. Eight of these operations have been performed. The girl, now in the hospital, is able to walk, and her case is regarded as one of tho most remarkable on record. NO AGREEMENT BY JURY IN CHANDLER CASE Canon City, Colo., Jan. 2.—When the district court reconvened today after the New Year recess tho Jury in tho case of seven former strikers charged with tho murder of William King In the attack on the Chandler mine April 26 had not yet agreed upon a verdict. An indefinite recess was taken to await the report of the jury. Federals to Leave Northern fields at Once Washington, Jan. 2.—Troop F and u machine gun platoon of tlio Twelfth cavalry at Louisville, Moulder county, ia tlio Colorado coal field arc expected today or tomorrow to return to Fuji- Robinson, Nob. Other troops will leave from day to day, 08 the situa tion warrants. At Trinidad the evac uation order will he suspended until the governor of Colorudo signifies his willingness that the last garrison shall leuve the state. STUDENTS SAVE 15 LIVES FROM BURNING BUILDING Denver. Colo.. Jan. 2.- The lives of fifteen persons are be lieved to have been saved here early today thru the bravery of Mdmer \V. Smith, a Junior in the University of Denver, and Miss Dorothy Dewey, a high school student, when flames partially destroyed an exclusive apartnemt house. Smith was awakened by the noise ot cracking timbers and rushed thru the house, awaken ing tlio tenants. Miss Dewey, also awakened by the fire, roused others, und the man and girl dragged out several persons. All the occupants of the build ing escaped In safety. The damage from the flames was es timated at about $1.50(1. ASKS INJUNCTION TO RESTRAIN MAGEE Cincinnati. 0.. Jan. 2. A tempor ary injunction to restrain Deo Hoeru si-lnncyer, known in hasemall circles as "Dee Magee”, from playing witii or managing any club other than the St. Ixmis Nationals, was asked for in a suit filed today by the American Unsehall and Athletic Exhibition Co., operating the St. Louis National League cluz. • he suit filed in the United Stater district court asks that the injunction later be made permanent on the ground that the St. Louis National Dengue club holds a previous contract with Magee for the season of 1915. It is alleged in (he petition that Magee signed H contract on March I, 1914. with tlie St. Louis National League eluli for the seasons of 1914 and 1915: that he was paid $4,500 straight salary, $1,500 additional for signing these contracts und $ 1.200 bonus for the team finishing in third position in the championship race. Tt further states that on November 11, 1!*I l. Magee signed a contract with the Mrooklyn Peri era I league thereby repudiating his contract with the St. Louis Nationals. RED CROSS MAKES APPEAL TO AID MONTEREY REFUGEES Washington, Jan. 2.- The Ameri can Mod Cross was today appealed to by Consul General Hanna at Mon terey, Mexico, tor aid in relieving upwards of 2,000 families who are suffering from hunger and cold in that section of the revolution-torn re public. Consul t.eiieral Hanna’s message was sent to the Red Cross through the state department. In it lie says that the food situation is worse than in Europe and that in addition to those now needing help, several thou sand. probably will be suffering be fore the end of tlio mouth. I now have five hundred families on my list in Monterey which are being furnish ed corn, beans and rice twice a week,” says Mr. Jlanuu 'There are a thousand more families who want tickets to the relief station. There are probably more than two thousand families in Monterey who need help now and the prospects are that several thousand will be very hungry before January is past. "The Mexican authorities are in terested in doing what they can, but after four years of war, during which the fields have been neglected the crops are very stiort and the local supply utmost exhausted. •‘1 need for Monterey and nearby towns two cars of corn each week. We need a carload of beans and rice Web week. We wish every town in the cotton states would buy a bale of cotton blankets and send them to Mexico, for the people have very lit tle clothing. If is awfully cold. Th< food situation is evidently worse hero than in Europe where big harvests were gathered last fall ‘ Buy at home. Help the local merchant who helps the towu to grow. First read the C.-N. ad columns. PRICE 5 CENTS FILIPINOES ARE UNPREPARED TO GOVERN TAFT SAYS —WirsTungton, Jail. 2. II will take more than one generation and proli ably more than two to prepare tlx Filipinoes for self government, in the opinion of William 11. Taft, former president, who today gave lilh view-; on tlit* administration bill for ulti mate independence of tlio Philippines before the senate committee working on flint measure "Pin at luHt in a position where f can say just what I think.” said Mr Tuft "You called me here. I'm go ing to tell you just what I know about things.” "We cannot, the former president said, "give (lie Philippines seif gov ernment because it cannot be given. We cannot present the Philippine people with a character. It must h>- acquired. One way to inquire It is through hard knocks, as the Anglo- Saxon race acquired it. "When we went lo the Philippines we. tried to give it to them liy main taining a constitutiouul form of gov ernment as an object lesson and by educating the people in the language of free institutions. We tried to have the government participated in. but not controlled by the natives "Now. what Hiii • do I think will be necessary to train Hie Pliilippinoes for self government? The time tnht shall give to those people an oppor tunity to learn English so that they shall be an English speaking people That will take more than one genera tion. and probably more than two. If you count 20 years as a generation You can't educate all of tlie people, they haven't got Hi * money. "When President McKinley sent me to the Philippines I told him that I thought we ought not to lie In the inlands. He said fo me that we had the bear by tDo tail and that We had to stay. But the idea then was that we would get out just as soon us we could. Our first purpose in being there is to get out. ' "Democratic promises of Philippine independence,” Mr. Taft said further, "have been the great obstacle in our own work over there. Even now it is causing trouble. Tills man Ricartc, who is charged with fomenting the present disturbance, is a professional revolutionist come down from my time in the islands. The present out break is Hie result, undoubtedly of liis agitation in trying to justify his collections. He probably argued that Democrats in the t niteri States prom ised independence at a fixed time, that time nas now been postponed, and that the promise lias been broken.” Mr. Taft opposed in detail the ad ministration bill for greater measure of self government for the islands, declaring that "no measure could he framed better calculated to stir up trouble in tlie Philippines ” "VVliat would bn the result if they were given self government at I once?” asked Chairman Hitchcock. A Pliilipino in whom I have great confidence.” said Mr Tatt, "said to me. 'Your steamers would not be around Corregidor Island before the throat cutting would begin.' I verily believe that fs true. We find the same condition in Mexico. The man who loses ii political fight lias his head for a fight. That's what de veloped when Aguinalrio was in power. • I’m describing an actual condition that exists there. I’d lie glad to have (Conton |inm- 2.1 Bowers Resigns Place With the C. F. & I. Co. Denver. Jan. 2. -Announcement was made today that L. M. Bowers had resigned as chairman of the board and treasurer of the Colorado Fuel and iron company. No succes sor has been appointed, ilr. Bowers !is personal representative John l» Rockefeller. Jr., who controls a largo amount of the stock of tlio company. .1. E. Welborn, president of the Colorado Fuel and iron company, made public the telegram in which Mr. Bowers tendered his resignation. It follows: "That I may give my time to Hie personal affairs nf Mr. Rockefeller in an advisory position I present my resignation as an officer of tlio Colo rado Fuel and Iron company and its subsidiary companies, remaining a director effective Jauuary 1. 1915.” Bowers had been an officer of the corporation more than seven years.