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Tonight and Tuesday fair
warmer east portion.
Grisham, Holt and Sipe Retire. Zeke Martin Loses Berth as
Undersherift. County Court Place Goes io Walter Camp
bell. District Judge Names New Interpreters tor Court.
County dork. .1. S. Abeyta. Clerk of the county com miss.oners, 1., i
L. Horn. Deputy clerks. Mrs. Rosalia (iurciu ami .1. A. Torres.
County treasurer. W. L. Wills. Clerks. \V. 10. Peters and Mrs. \. C.
I.arson, Juan M. Romero (also by assessor, i
Coipily assessor, .1. I). Harper. Deputies, W. .1. Littleton and M. A.
Ma drill.
County sheriff. .1. 15. Kane. I'nderslieriff. Walt Grisham. Deputy |
sheriff, K. I*. Kano. Jailers, Joe Petrolina and .1, A. Richardson.
Superintendent of schools, Kliuare Floyd. Clerk and secretary. Miss
Marjorie Cooley.
County commissioner. (5. F. Harlan, re-elected. W. W. Taylor and j
.1 It. Aguilar, holdovers.
County Coroner, Thomas ItraUley. Deputy coroner, George It Hall.
County surveyor. Thomas McCarthy.
County judge. Hubert It. ltoss. Clerk of court. Walter Campbell.
Uy District Judge A. W. MeHendrie: A. W. Archibald, Spanish in- j
terpreter: Joi Scavato. Italian interpreter.
Tomorrow will he ushered in a now I
regime in i-us Animas county. The l
men elected on .November 55 of last 1
year to the various county office*' |
will make their acknowledgements I
today or early tomorrow. A full list
of appointments by each of the i
county officials of appointed cm- !
ployes is published. The three retir
ing officers are J. S. (irisham. slier- j
iff. and A. M. Holt, surveyor, !
and It. D. Sipe. county coro
ner. Grisham is succeeded by J
15. Kane, former superintendent of •
schools, and Holt by Thomas Mc-
Carthy and Sipe by Thomas Bradley,
the last two were the only Democrats
to bo elected.
A new official is .1. S. Abeyta,
county clerk. Abeyta succeeds L. R
Horn who was appointed clerk upon
the death of Sum Garcia elected two
years ago. Horn is clerk of the
hoard of county commissioners and •
was reappointed by Abeyta. .
,T. K. Kane retires us bead of the
county schools for two years to be
come sheriff. Elmore Floyd, who:
lias been first deputy to County As
sessor f. 1). Harper, becomes Mr.
Kane's successor.
The holdover officials arc County ,
ConmiiHsioners W. W. Taylor and J. 1
It. Aguilar and County Judge It. R.
Ross, who was elected two years ago
for a four-year term. Judge A. W
Mellcndrie of the Third Judicial din-
Threats to Blow Up County Jail Causes Gov. Ammons to
Summon Militia Force. Unionists Threaten Lite of
Striker Held for La Veta Killing. Situation Calms Sunday.
Fearing; that an attempt would In*
nutUe to wreck the court house and
county jail at Walsenburg lust .Satur
day night. Sheriff J. B. Farr took
prompt act.on ;o handle a possible
outbreak on the part of unionists and
after hurriedly getting into com-.
munication with Gov. F- M. Ammons
summoned members of Company D.
Colorado National guard, from dif
ferent parts of the district and sta
tioned them in the armory ready lor
immediate action in tin* event of a
serious emergency.
The word of an aialining situa
tion in Walsenburg was received
here shortly after 10 o'clock. There
were intimations that Company M at
Booris, in charge of Monte Masen
gale, would he called out. hut this
did not develop. After spending the
entire night in watchful waiting
with a force of deputies at the jail
and the militia at the armory, prep
arations relaxed yesterday when the!
militia members were given author-;
By to disperse.
The threats to blow up the jail
were said to have been made bv a
bad element of unionists who hud
been gathering all day at union head
quarters. The rumored outbreak, it
was believed was to be undertaken
lor the* purpose of wreaking summary
vengeance upon Sail; De John
charged with others witli the murder
of four mine guards from ambush on
the La Veta road lust November,
the trial of which case is now under
way in Pueblo. Reports from Pueb
lo that De John had turned state?
Only Afternoon Full Leased Wire Associated Press Paper in Southern Colorado
■ jtrict, including Las Animas county.
■ j was elected two years ago for six
' years, and District Attorney J. J.
• : Hendrick for a term of four years.
| Di the county clerk's office Mrs.
Garcia, widow of the former clerk,
•jremains and a new deputy, J. A.
■ i Torres takes up Ids duties.
■ : County Treasurer \V. L. Wills,
j whose office is contested by the
,! Democratic candidate. .1 J. Marty,
lias appointed W. 15. Peters, former
ly in the assessor's office and Mrs.
A. C. Larson from the clerk's office.
■ TV esc succeed 15. P. Kune and Wal
ter Campbell, the former enteripg
; the sheriff's office as deputy and the
latter becomes clerk of the county
court succeeding MalcoTni Erickson.
Tin* appointment of JiKMi B. Ro
i mero, former county clerk, is jointly
i between Treasurer Wills and Asscs
•' sor Harper, and will perform service
I > for both officials.
i In the assessor's office the place of
■ Elmore Floyd as tiisi deputy is taken
■ i i»y W. J. Littleton, former city en
i: glneer. AL A. Madrid remains.
County Sheriff J. K. Kane names
Walt Grisham, for some time a dep
uty sheriff, to the post of under
. sheriff, succeeding Zeke Martin. Isd
. ' Kant* is a deputy. Tlitv jailers, day
• ami night, were reappointed.
»' Superintendent of Schools Elmore
Floyd has named .Miss Marjorie
Cooley as clerk.
evidence and would up mar a? a wit- j
ness against the others held tor the
t-riir** aroused a feeling of violent ,
protest among tile unionists. More
oxer there are iti jail a number of
other union prisoners in the Walsen
.burg jail, among them two or three
.held for participation in the killing
of Major P. P. Lester, a national
'guard surgeon, during a battle with •
'strikers last April, and it had been
rumored on the streets Him at least
one of these men had turned state's
evidence, incriminating prominent
union men.
Sheriff Farr would say little au
tliorativeiy except to say that it was
critical Yesterday the
cleared and the crisis seemed past
l'nquestiomibly the prompt action of ,
tin* sheriff in assembling a protec
tive force frustrated tin* execution ot
tiie plot.
Notwithstanding tlic ending of the
coal strike by action of the Fnitea
Mine Workers in convention in Den
ver last month, there lias been a nc-j
tieeable undercurren* of unrest •
among the unemployed miners t'orl
weeks. Threats of various planned
disorders have reached the cars of i
'the authorities since the Fifth F. S.
cavalry was withdrawn last Tuesday.
This bitterness manifested by
certain element toward any and all
persons active in suppressing Insur-|
roction during the coal strike perioit
began to show it;df.
Sheriff Farr does not yet think thi
■ trouble over. He is taking every
precaution, however, to forestall anyi
1 'possible outbreak.
Coroner Bradley has unmed George
It. Hail as depittx. Surveyor Mc-
Carthy will be represented by a dep
uty until lie lakes office after the
completion of his uuiversiix term.
A change of district court inter
preters has been made by Judge A.
\V. Mellendrle. A. W. Archibald suc
ceeds Cusiniiro Cruz. appointed two
\ears ago. and Joe Scavato succeeds
('buries Juchctti. W. 11. Cooley will
I remain as court bailiff and CSeorge
i Mulberry, jury bailiff. Boxvdry Floyd
and Max Tafoya will continue to
serve as clerk and deputy.
Thomas Jackson, a private of the
lltli cavalry, who whs stationed at
Aguilar and who was in Baton when
his regiment departed for Fort Ogle
thorpe. surrendered t«» Recruiting
Sergeant Gibbs Saturday night ana
was placed in the city jail, pending
instructions from the war depart
ment at Washington.
It is stated that Jackson «! ‘soiled
from Aguilar and went to Raton, re
turning too late to connect with IBs
troop train. Four more privates are
still in the Trinidad district charged
with desertion and for whom tin*
local authorities have been instruct
ed to keep a lookout
Last Federal Troops
Leave Trinidad
Tlie end of federal occupation of
the strike district of southern Colo
rado was recorded yesterday when
Troops A and B of tile First squadron
of the Eleventh Fnited States cavalry
from the Trinidad camp, together
with regimental headquarters, de
parted from tli is city over the Santa
Fe railroad. The movement of tins
last two troops with Col. J. lxiokett
and his officers marked the conclu
sion of the policy of gradual with
drawal which was tin* last important
official act of Governor E. AI. Am
Camp at the fair grounds was
broken up late Saturday. Equipment
xx us pa ked into army wagons and
transported to where troop trains
were in waiting for movement out at
11:150 o’clek Sunday morning. Late
in the afternoon Col. .1 Lockett va
cated headquarters at the city hull.
Two hours before time to move every
thing was in readiness. With a
deafening medley of shouts and
clieers for Trinidad the last train
hearing the soldiers for Fort Ogle
thorpe steamed out.
j Baris. Jan. 11. A German aero
plane flying over Amiens lias been
brought to the ground by a French
'machine. The French airman went
j a loft tlu* moment Hie German was
{seen approaching. He opened fire
ion liis antagonist with the result that
!i he German machine fell within the
I French lines. One of the Herman pi -
I lots was killed.
C. V. Crouse
Leases Advertiser
The Trinidad Advertiser, the
morning newspaper of hie city,
has been leased outright by its
present editor. C. V. Crouse,
who. beginning tomorrow, will
publish and conduct the policy
of the paper.
The Advertiser has been pub
lished by the Chronicle-News
Publishing Company since No
vember 15 of last year when the
plant was removed to the C-N
building. Mr Crouse lias been
its editor for several months.
Wheat Takes Big
Drop on Market
*»■ - . - * ■
Chicago. Jan. li. Wheat came
down today with u crash. Prices
broke :»ir a bushel under general
selling due to rumors that one ot tlic
forts guarding the Dardanelles had
been demolished by the warships of
tiie allies.
j isptrulators drew the inference
,that away would speedily lie opened
for Russian wheat that has been
piled up in immense quantities be
|cause of th<* Turks having enforced a
stoppage of tiie natural outlet thru
the Dardanelles. May wheat sold as
I low at sl.33ii after having been up
to $1.20& earlier in the session.
I Some sales of Alay at the extreme
point of the collapse were recorded
at V .324. There was a subsequent
rebound, however, and tlu* market
xvound up much flurried at ■’> to SJJc
under Saturday uielitt's loxNd, with
May at $1,343.
State Officials Find Reason to
Question Attitude of
WuHlington, Jan. 11. The I'nlted
Stines government, it became knoxvn
today, is not altogether satisfied xvltli
the note of Sir Kdxvard Grey, giving
Great Britain’s prelim in ary reply to
President Wilson's protest concern-
Ing tin* treat men t of Xmeriean com
merce hv the British fleet.
While gratified mat Great Britain
admits the Justice of practically all
of the principal of international luxv
cited in I lie American- note, officials
reiterated today that Hie chief dif
ficulties hud been' 15iiglnnd's neglect
to make tier actual practice square
with the previously accepted rule of
international law.
Figures cited in tiie Britisii note
in the view of officials here are mis
leading because much of the noti-oon
tralmnd goods which ordinarily go
din ct to Germany and Austria has
really been shipped to neutral coun
tries because of tiie scarcity of ships
Hint would dare risk passage through
mine fields. Surely the desire of
Germany and Austria to use all sur
plus productions has deprived eon
tigunus countries of many raw ma
terials which they now are compelled
to import from the I'nlted States.
Such increases in total exports from
the United Slates, official here say.
would conceal the real injury to sonic
American industries because of their
apparent growth in trade with indi
vidual countries.
"in tiie next com mu n hat lon with
the . uited States she will send to
England as a rejoinder, the Britisii
view that ships inu.-t he taken into
ports lor examination instead of be
ing searched on Hie high seas, is ex
*e ••(.*•' ii> • '-■» !'• '■ 'U ; .
There is some doubt, not Infrequently
expressed here among officials, of
whether the practice of the British
f!iet practically blockading the high
seas instead of German ports them
selves is not contrary to the fnuda
meniaf principals of a blockade. It
i; admitted at the state department
that action of some American export
and ship masters lias placed the Brit
ish in "possession of a strong argu
ment of its present position." But
with tiie recent arrangements for
having outgoing cargoes loaded un
der the Inspection of treasury offi
cials and xvith the system of licenses
which tin* Britisii notes slates tins
been arranged to insure rubber and
perhaps wool exports from America
rfom reaching Germany and Austria,
officials are inclined to believe that
tiie way soon will be open for a
completely satisfactory understand
ing between the two governments In
regard to tiie treatment of neutral
At tin* Britisii embassy today tills
statement was issued:
■'‘lt is understood that certain
American and Italian shipping lines
are refusing to carry goods consign
ed by name, to Seils firms and tills
irefusal lias been attributed t<> some
(suggestion to sonic action on tiie part
of the British authorities. There Is
no authority for the latter state
ment. Tiie British government, on
the contrary, is most anxious that
no restrictions whatever should he
placed in tiie way of articles intend
ed for bona tide consumption in
The Britisii ambassador. Sir Gee 11
iSpriug-Rice. had separate confer
ences today with Secretary Bryan.
(Counsellor Lansing and Solicitor
Johnson at tiie state department.
I Sir Cedi discussed the note in a
{general way and found that the
American government would reserve
I comment until the complete reply
|h d been received.
j It Is understood that In the second
j com munication Great Britain will en-
Ideavor to set forth in detail its po
sition with reference to the time
needed for searching ships, pointing
out that on account of the size of
]the merchant liner oT today, it is es
sential to conduct the search at ports.
I Incidentally it became Known fo
'dav that Great Britain had decided
'to send a commercial advisor of high
rank to Washington to take special
I charge of cennuercial phases of tin*
!diplomatic negotiations

j Los Angeles. Calif.. Jan 11.
■ f.oaves of broad selling here at ' and i
10 cents have been reduced three
ounces in weight, and master bakers J
j announce that if flour prices go j
fliigher tliev will he compelled to in-j
'crease the price instead of further |
cutting of weight.
Washington, Jan t I Russia's
approval of tin* relief expedition for
German and Austrian prisoners in
Siberian camps, headed by American
missionaries at Peking, which was
taken by officials here as granted,
bus been xvitheiild, it was learned to
day, and tlic whole project awaits
further negotiations. Tlu* American
Red Gross learned today tlint the ex
pedition lias been In-Id up at Harbin
Coincidentally cairn- an official
dispatch to tin- Siistriau cinhassx
routining a pointed intfiliation that
unless Austrian prisoners in Siber
ian wastes. in Servia and ill France*
"'••re belter I routed there would he
retaliation upon prisoners in Austro-
Two requests forwarded by tlic
state department to Betrograil from
the Austro-Hungarian government
demanding better conditions have
been unanswered. Tin: Vienna foi
eign office, after declaring that tin-
Spanish ambassador there had testi
fled that Austria's prisoners were
maintained in lull accordance with
tiie demands of international law and
tlu* dictates of immunity, intimated
today that strioter methods would
lio put into force unless some assur
ances were forthcoming from Servia
and Russia tiiat tiie prison camps in
these two countries were rendered
niore liapitabb . It was stated at the
embassy here that conditions In
French detention camps also wen
had. especially in the south when*
American inspection had not been
permitted. A special case, the death
or a lersonal friend of Dr. Dumhu.
tiie ambassador here which it is ul
l« ged was caused by unsanitary con
ditlons. has been laid before Hie
state department.
Although Hie detention tamps in
Knulund, Germany. Aust riu-I lungary
ami parts of Franco have been uopen
to neutral inspection tin* officials in
Russia and Servia, the, Austrian em
bassy says, have ignored requests for
similar inspections.
In Peking, Austrian and German
officials appealed to the Russian b -
/•Get tvJ ,j j./oi*.' to
operation for tin* alleviation of con
ditions in Siberia. After a consul
tation between Mr. Reinsch, the
American minister at Peking, and
the Russian minister at that capital,
tiie American Red Gross financed a
committee of missionaries of mixed
nationalities to convoy supplies of
medicine, food and clothing.
Officials here hope and expect the
Russian government will give it.-
consent as soon as it realizes the
earnest desire of the American mis
sionaries to extend relief.
Rumania on Brink of
Entering European War-
Lull in Fighting is Report
New York, .Tan. 11. One ol the
suggestions to he considered by the
federal commission on industrial re
lations which is to begin hearings
here next Monday is a scheme of so
cial insurance, administered by stato
and federal governments, to meet .
the problem created by unemploy
ment, occupational disease and other
serious evils incidental to industrial
organization. This was made known
today by Frank P. Walsh, chairman,
in an outline of tiie commission's
plans for investigation of philan
thropic institutions.
"The men who control our great
industries and who enjoy the profits
have recognized the need of expend
ing largo sums to alleviate distress,”
Mr. Walsh said. "The creation of
lingo endowments such as that of the
Rockefeller foundation is a signifi
cant development of recent years. We
intend to inquire into the possibili
ties of dangers that lie in this pri
vate use of enormous sums of
money for schemes of social better
linen t. and to raise tho question
whether tlic work of these private
I agencies could better lie done by the
'6tate. ♦•^•i 1 *
•*Tne Carnegie and Rockefeller on
(Conduced on pniu- -• * - (
Luredo. Tew, .Inn. 11.- Tumpico is
'reported here !•* lie still in tho Imnds
ol' Ceneral Pablo Gonzales, a Car
ranza supporters, but is said to be
seriously tliroutenod. Railroad pas
sengers repeat tho report of last night
that Vietorla, capital of Taniaulpias.
was captured by Villa troops early
Sunday morning.
Villareal's forces today destroyed
a part of the railroad leading from
Monterey to Matniunros. Refugees ar
riving here said It appeared tlihat
Vollareal was preparing to retreat to
Mutamoros from Montero and was
destroying the road to prevent rapid
I pursuit
Details of the battle of Saltillo,
which ended yeslerda> in defeat of
1 :.,nOO Carranza troops who were ut
taeking about. 10,000 Villa troops,
indicate the trick of one man was
largely responsible for the Carranza
retreat, lie was a bugler who. br
(•rearrangement, deserted the Villa
forces, joining tho Carranza troops.
At ft given signal, after lie hud join
ed the besiegers, this bugler sounded
calls Indicatin'- that tlie enemy was
on all sides of the Carranza troops.
Other buglers took up his call believ
ing in was ordered front headquar
ters. The Carranza troops ret routed
•it disorder. Ijoss of life i-= reported
to have been heavy.
Laredo. ... .fan. 11. An attack
by Villa troops upon Monterey Is be
lieved to have been begun about noon
today. At 1 I o’clock tho operators
at Monterey deserted the telegraph
office there. Since the defeat of the
constitutionalists, numbering Ki.ooo,
under Ceneral Villareal, before Sal
tillo early yesterday. Villa troops, ac
cording to reports, have been making
a rapid advance toward Monterey.
Washington, Jan. It —State de
partment dispatches from Mexico
City, dated yesterday, report the city
iui**t and say the n v chairman (i
the national convention is Ceneral
Roque Gonzales Cnrcin.
New Vork, Jan. 11. Dr. R. Zarus,
( uhan minister to liclgium, who ar
rived here today on the steamship
Mem Amsterdam, said he had been
called home to consult with his gov
ernment regarding tho advisability of
offering inducements to homeless
Melgiuns to emigrate to Cuba.
Official acoeiiiits of the fighting in the west from Merlin and Maris
today show that comparative calm prevails except at a lew points. Ev
eii in upper Alsace and in the Argonne, where there have been violent
encounters recently, activity lias slackened. Near Poissons and in the vi
einit> of Perthes, however, spirited engagements are in progress.
The Merman w«Ti office admits that. the French have captured
In n* lies north of Soissons. otvvard Ibe western end of the battle line, but
slates that further onslaughts were repulsed. The French announce
ment say- two more line.-- of trenches, covering si*n yards of the front,
have been occupied Tii«-re is a similar disparity of statements concern
ing the progress of tli<- fighting near Perthes, which lias assumed import
ance because the prize at stake is control of a railroad of high strategic
value. The French communication states that 200 yards of Merman
trenches were seized while the Merman authority says positions won bv
their opponents were re-taken.
Mtliough further progress is being made in the advan* e toward
Warsaw from the wort, according totlie German announcement the n. *
cm* nt i.- slow on account of badweather. London suggests that the
inactivity of the allies in Lot It tin east and the west is due to the fae:
that they are awaiting the ent.ran , -* , of new members into the combinatio
u against the Teutonic nations. li is said that Rumania with 600,000
soldi- -rs is virtually ready to entei tho war on the side of the allies.
An important advance has been made by the Mritish army, if as i-»
reported in iamdon. it has virtual possession of Lille. Tills - it> lies just
south of the Melgiutn border, to tho east of flic battle line held for s<-\ • r
al months, ami its occupation by the Mritish would mean that a-■ uirp
b»*nd has Im-cii made in tin* Merman front. Neither the French nor flic
Merman war office statements, however, lias given official * untilmati*>u
of the London dispatch.
Renewed activity along the coast of German aircraft, w! id * o
hard'-d Dunkirk, lias revived rumors of a Zeppelin raid over Ragland
On*- Zei-petin is said t«> have moved toward the English *-oas* from Dun
\nothor lull in t !i<• fighting alon:-. the Vistula in Rus-ian Poland '
re*-orded by the Petrograd war office. The fury of the Merman attack
lias not spent Itself, however, and although tho att. mpt to break fir
tli« Russian lino west of Warsaw may have been given up for the time,
the movement from the north continues In full force. Four su* * ess,
Merman attacks were made in this region and n.eordin to ’ i-< Ru - ian
ver-ion they accomplished little.
The British press considers that Sir Edward r!r»-y's u-in- *o tlic
(('••adnitcii tin |inif 4.*
Mur at home. Help the
local merchant who helpa
tho town to grow. First
road the C.-N. ad columns.
FEB, 1
District Court Opens With
Heaviest Criminal Docket
in Local History
The eighty or more separat*- cases
in which members and officials of
the I nilcd Mine Workers of Amer
ica are charged with various crimes
* growing out of the disorders of the
••oal strike were passed until Febru
ary I al the opening of the Junuarv
term in the io-\v court house this
morning. On this date the various
motions which luive been prepared
by the attorneys for the defense of
the mine worker- will bo submitted.
When court opened todn> tin
state was represented by Frank West
and Norton Montgomery, d*-;»ut h-.- to
the attorney general, and Deputy
District Attorney D Al Ralston
West, and Mont gone i.. with Judge .1
M Northerni. special prosecutor, will
handle the eases growing out of the
grand jury warrants. West vvus the
advisor to the grand jury during the
time it was in -•• sion last siimiuer
Montgomorv was the prosecuting of
, fieer in the trial of unionists,
charged with the Killing ot William
King at the Chandler mine Inst April
which resulted In the conviction o f
two for manslaughter. He has also
been prominent in handling tin
state's cases in the northern field
When court opened and through
out tlie proceedings tills morning the
numerous union defendants. Includ
ing many well known and conspieu
ous figures in the conduct of tie
strike. sat huddled together awaitiu,
the reading of their names. Most of
them are under bond < barged with
murder on several counts arson, and
in some cases, minor offenses.
Attorney Fred Clark was present
to reprotjor♦ to** r Hon «t* fendTii
, the chief counsel. Horace N Hawk
ins. being engaged in the trial of
twelve Huerfano county men 'barged
with the killing of mine guard.- at
La V'-tn. going on at Pueblo. Dls
trlet Attorney Hondrhk Is also en
gaged with this trial In Pueblo.
The civil docket showing eight -i\
eases and the criminal docket, show
ing 17b cases, were gone over, a few
settings made and a number of < ase
nollod by request of the district at
torney. The trial of Menny Valdez,
charged with larceny. was set for
foul inilftl Oil Itliur II. I

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