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Tonight and Sunday fair.
Colder north centrul por
tion tonight.
Allies Play Waiting Game
With Germans - Teuton
Presses On In
Austrians Renew Attacks on Servian Soil.
Russians in Mighty Hordes Sweeping Over
Carpathians to Advance Movement Against
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
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-
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
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
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
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.)
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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!
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
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
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.
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
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
“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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
—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
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
• 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.

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