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Tonight and Thursday fair. Slightly colder east portion. ESTABLISHED 1877 Turks Make Bold Stand Against Russian Hordes- Germans Repulse Allies Bad Weather Retards Progress ot Armies in Field. Moslems Win Back Lost Ground and Menace Giant Force ot Czar's Men. Fighting in Upper France Continues. The assaults of tlio allies nguhist selected positions in tlie Germans line. gninging ground for them at several points during the lust week, have led to German counter attacks in force and the heaviest infantry fighting for some time. Today’s of ficial communications from Merlin and Paris nidieate that the Germans, having brought large bodies of troops into play, have checked the advance of the allies and have themselves made import a* gains. Tnc heaviest fighting occur, od yesterday east of Soissons. The Germans state that they definitely repulsed the allies and gained possession of two of their po sitions. capturing 1,700 prisoners and several machine guns. Attacks near the canal of LaHussee. it is said, were defeated, while the allies were com pelled by German artillc v fire to evacuate trenches near the Belgian coast, in the neighborhood of N'ieu-, port. The French statement admits that the allies were driven back near Soissons. being compelled lo yield ground tc the Germans. in the Argonne territory desperate lighting has been in progress for sonic time, the opposing armies tem porarily have relaxed their efforts. There* as.elsewhere ip the west, bad weather hinders military activities. No change is recorded from either I'etrograd or Berlin In the campaign in Poland. PitttbftC.lnwnmor - > *!■•- campaign against Turkey were an nounced today by Russia. It is as serted that one Turkish regiment was captured, another partial! de stroyed, and a Turkish position seized with guns and ammunition. Not withstanding these claims, it Is evident that large bodies of Turkish troops still are on Russian soil and I here sentiment from Petrograd that an overwhelming defeat has been in -1 Meted on llie Turks involving the capture of one army corps and the cutting up or another, is denied of ficially at Constantinople. The statement today of the Russian staff attached to the Caucasian arm> shows that Turkish resistance has no! been broken, stating that obstinate and hitter fighting is still in prog ress. Turkish forces which Invaded northwestern Persia are reported un officially to have occupied Tabris, an important Persian city within the •'iphero of Russian influence, where a Russian military station was main tained. A Constantinople dispatch last night said that the Russians had retreated from,Tabris. In southern Poland the Russians have made another attempt to push across the Xida river, apparently in an effort to advance once more on Cra«ow. An official Austrian state-i inont says the" Russians wore com pelled to withdraw under the fire of the Austrian artillery. London, Jan. 13.—’! ne stand of the "defeated" Turkish army at Kara-Crgan, between Snra-lCamysh and the fronfhSroi' the Caucasus, and the attempts of the Germans to capt ure the advance of the allies in France northeast of Soissons and near Perthes, marked the principal points today where desperate con flicts are reported to be raging. For six days the Turks have been making a valiant effort to rally their retreating forces, and. aided by a garrison from Erzcrum, have, been making a surprising fight in view of t lie Russian reports of their recent “••rushing defeat." The latest Petrograd official com munication says the fighting at Kara I'rgan is turning in the Russians’ fa vor but both armies arc fighting with the handicap of deep snow and hitter cold. Private Petrograd dis patches say the Turks show no signs of weakening. The Germans have again stormed “Spur 132" northeast of Soissons. which is described ns an important attack. Fighting si '*l was going on today. The French took the hill only last Saturday and since then iho Germans have made n determined effort to carry it by ». eo-mter attack. The srciH Ibis fighting is the nearest point .<> the French capital along the battle line, being only THE CHRONICLE=NEWS Only Afternoon Full Leased Wire Associated Press Paper in Southern Colorado ! sixty miles from Paris. Similar violent fighting is report !od as progressing about fifty miles farther east, near Perthes, whvre the I Germans by a counter attack suc ! reeded in breaking thru and in es tablishing themselves behind the ’French advanced position north of I Benusejour. Berlin, Jan. 13.—German victories in several engagements on the west • ern front are announced in today’s statement from File war office. It is .said that the allies were compelled by ’German artillery to evacuate trenches near the Belgian coast in the neigh borhood of N’ieu port and that at-* 1 tacks were repulsed at other points with the capture of 1.700 French in one instance. On the eastern fron there arc no developments of consequence. The : statement says in part: "In the western theatre of the war tierce artillery duels took place in the neighborhood of Xieuport. They re sulted in the evacuation of the ene- • ! my s trenches at Palinsburg, a suburb . lof Xieuport. "The enemy's attacks near the canal of Laßassee have been linallv repelled. "French attacks at La Morsel I e and the hill of Touvron were repulsed.' Yesterday's unsuccessful attacks on , the hills near Crony were followed up . by a. German counter attack which . ended In the complete dpf“a‘ n? the i French ami the cleafiiig ol the hills northeast of Mosaic and north of Crony. Our troops took possession of two French positions and raptured 1,70 b prisoners, four cannon anil l several machine guns. “An attack by French papers in the neighborhood of St. Mihfcl lias been successfully repulsed. Our troops took possession of the hills north and northeast of Xomcny.” Paris. Jan. 13.—-Severe winter weather from one end to the oilier of the battle line in France hindered military operations yesterday, ac cording to the announcement given out this afternoon by the French war| office. The French artillery showed some activity, notably near Soissons and between Rheims and the Ar gonne, hut no decisive results were |obtained. The lighting northeast of . Soissons continues with severity. It is evident that large forces of infan- ! try have been engaged. The French ! I retain some of their positions, but. . were compelled to relinquish others. • The announcement follows in part: “On the Aisne to the northeast of Soissons the fighting around Spur 133 continued with great severity during all the day or January 12. The Gor imans brought very considerable forces into tin’s engagement. We 1 maintained our positions on the crest PRES. WILSON TO PRESS AGTION ON SHIP PURCHASE BILL i ■ 1 Washington, Jon. 13.- Evidences: • t hat President Wilson intends to , concentrate his influence for tin* >hi*. . i purchase hill probably with Hi? ni I j ’ of some Republican votes to the ex -1 elusion ot the Philippine and cease - • vat ion hills, if necessary, were r.n --r I parent today. r Manuel Quezon, resident Phllipino 1 commissioner to the president, said ' today lie did not expect the Ph'ilip -1 ipine bill to pass during tin* present ' session. ' Senator Kenyon, Republican, in vited to the White House today by. tlie president suggested several amendments to the shipping hill, j which lie thought would make it ac ceptable to some Republicans. One would place control of the govern ment ships under a non-parHsan board and another would eliminate t the temporary character of the pro s Ject. The president expects to s ; *e other Republican senators in the near fu i» ture. Some Democrats oppose the 1 bill and the president plans to win y enough Republican votes to pass it. TRINIDAD. COLORADO. WEDNESDAY EVENING. JANUARY 13. 1915. of the hill to the west of Spur 132. to the east our troops were obliged io give up ground. The fighting here continues. "In tin* region of Souain the ad vance position covering the block house located to the north of the Beausejouro farm is still in our pos session and wo here have set up a ttench distant *lO yards from the German trench. COMMITTEES IN HOUSE GIVEN OUT Denver. t'olo.. Jan. 13 - \n nouncciuent of committees in the House and discussion of questions of personal privilege in the .Senate feat ured the session of the legislature to day. lu the senate Senator M. X. Lines offered a resolution that "Twenty years of woman suffrage in Colorado had been an eminent success,” and asked discussion tomorrow. A few minor hills were introduced in tlie senate In the House aresolutlon was pre sented endorsing the Denver Moun tain Parks, and after the announce ment of committees a recess was tak en until 2p. in. ELECTION OF UNCLE JOE CANNON TO BE PROBED Washington. Jan. 13. United Mates Attorney Karcii, of the eastern district of Illinois, has been authorized to begin an in vestigation of published charg es that frauds were committed in the Eighteenth Illinois dis trict fall election when former Speaker Joe Gannon was re turned. Officials of the department here know little about the mat ter except published reports that several hundred' voters went to tlie Eighteenth Illinois district from , i~“Vre Haute, lad., just across the state line. The de partment is waiting for further data from Karcii. Two German Submarines Reported Sunk Off Dover T German Airships Active Over tlie English Channel, According to Re ports from Various Places. Dover, Jan. 13.—Two German submarines today were fired up on and sunk by coast batteries off Dover, according to persist ent rumors current in the city. The presence of hostile air sliips over the English channel during the past night, lias been reported today from various points on the coast. These re ports. however, have as yet not i been confirmed. Dover has been asasiled by tlie Germans from the air on no less than two occasions and ships in Dover harbor are believed to have been the objective of a raid by German submarines. The bombs from above never did much damage, nor was the at tack from under the water suc cessful. Three days before Christmas a German aviator, according to a Berlin dispatch, flew over Dover, threw bombs and reconnoitered the positions of British war ships. Two days later another hostile aeronlane appeared over the -city and dropped a bomb, which dropped harmlessly in a s*arden. This aviator eluded a British airman and flew saefly to sea. I The submarine attack was re ported December 11. The chan nel forts opened fire and kept it un for almost half an hour. At the same time a flotilla of de . strovers put to sea and the sub marines were not seen og;ain. TURKISH FORCE OCCUPIES TABRIZ Lomiun. Jan. 13. Router’s Tele gram company has received a dis patch from its correspondent In I’et rograd saying that un advance de tachment of the Turkish army has occupied the Persian city of Tabriz. Tabriz Is in northwestern Persia and after Teheran, the largest city in tlie country. Ht is 100 miles to the east of the Turkish frontier. Tabriz was garrisoned by a Rus sian force, il being situated in (lint part of Persia under the domination of the Russians In tlie same manner as the southern portion of Persia is conceded to ho within the sphere of influence of Great Britain. The town lias been evacuated by this ItiisiHan force, according to u re port sent out by the Turkish gov ernment and published last night in Berlin. The announcement from Constantinople addon ttint the Rus sian garrison dad retreated to Buira, where the Russia*.a were said tn t»« assembling In strong force to defend the passage of the Aruces rivers. The taking of 'fabric means that the Turks, who undoubtedly had the hacking of some of the wild Turkish tribesmen of this locality have se cured a more or less important base for the projected German-Turkish at tack upon the Russian positions In the province of Erlzan. north of the Persia border and south of Tiflls. CARDINAL MERCIER INCIDENT NOT DIS CUSSED BY HIM The ilugue, Netherlands. Jan. 13. —Cardinal Desiderates Merrier, the primate oi Belgium, declines for the present to discuss what lu* defined ns "vexatious measures" of the German authorities in Belgium with refer ence to him and to the pastoral let ter written by him < n Christmas. General Von Bis>ing. governor general of Belgian ie*rltory occupied . .. i< m Uiiti . . in ri. iy in e request made by the Associated Pi ess that ho forward to Cardinal Murder a tele gram asking him for the exact facts in connection with the incident, to day said: ■■Cardinal Mereicr requests me to forward to you tlu* following dis patch in response lo vouc injuiry: " I feel much tlu* sympathy you haw* shown me but f prefer not to dwell lor tlu* moment on the vexa tious measures to which you allude and 1 prefer to continue to shut my self in my Episcopal ministry. f wish to declare, however, that I have withdrawn nothing and will with draw nothing from my pastoral let ter. (Signed * “Cardinal Merrier." “ *Ar« hbisliop of Malines.’ “ General Von Missing adds: "As this reply of tlu* Cardinal might have given rise to misunder standings. I add thereto the follow ing remarks: " ‘I certainly caused proors of the uastoral letter in the printing office to he confiscated and I summoned the priests to give up copies of it in their possession. " ‘The cardinal never has been ar rested nor has his personal liberty in any other way been encroached up on. I have merely by means of of ficers of my stall requested him to give me explanations of the tenden cies of the pastoral letter, and be sides this, in order to prevent pos sible manifestations. I asked him to abandon a projected journey to Ant werp. " If these measures perhaps ap pear to the cardinal subjectively vex ations. yet they were objectively ab solutely accessary In order to clear up the situation. (Signed) " ’Go\ rnor General Freiherr Von Hissing.*." Carlson Confers With Head of Anti-Saloon League Denver, Colo., Jus 13. —Governor George A. Carlson t'*day conferred with A. J. Finch. Colorado superin tendent on the An'.-saloon League and other members of the league .committee on prohibition legislation regarding the hills to he introduced in the general assembly to enforce the state-wide prohibition amend j nient. WOMAN SUFFRAGE IS LAID AWAY Washington, aJn. • Democratic leaders today considered the woman suffrage issue dead for the present session, as a result of tlu* defeat of (he Mondell resolution for a constitu tional amendment. Tho vote last | mght stood: For the resolution, 17 1; against. 20 1. NO PROSPECT OF JUDY IN TRIAL OF LA VETA CASES l’ueblo, Jan. 13. With the pros pect of being obliged to continue sessions daily from 7:30 in the morning until 10 o’clock at night, lawyers in the l#u Veta murder case, in which eight former strikers are tlie accused, prepared today to expe dite tlu* examination of Jurors as much as possible. It is hoped to se cure a jury and begin the taking of testimony by the latter part of tills week. Hope actually smiled on the La Veta murder trial proceedings yes terday and for the first time in the eight days il lias been in session, real progress towards getting a jury was apparent. For the first time since the case was opened, the peremp tory challenges outnumbered the challenges for cause. That Is, more men qualified as Jurymen than were excused because of their avowed prejudices against one side or tlie other. The toll for yesterday was twelve peremptory challenges, six on on a side; six for cause, and one on account of sickness. "I am very optimistic, in fact for the first time," declared Jud&Oj Burke after yesterday’s session. "To day the attorneys challenged peremp torily a man who has been in the box since tho first day. That is a good sign. It means that while he has been acceptable all this time, the balance of tlu* Jury has finally reached such a satisfactory stage, that this man who lias been accepted for six days. Is culled out. “Today’s showing also has revealed a big slum)) in prejudiced opinions Twelve peremptory challenges Is tlu* best showing we have made yet, for teally that i* what one has to gauge th progress by, more than anything Judge Burkes plan ror night ses sions to expedite the examination of jurors occasioned a chambers session with the attorneys yesterday. Judge Ittirkc intended to put on a session from 7:3*i to !* o’clock in the even ing. The attorneys protested to ut ter supper work, so a compromise was effected. An hour’s extra work a day will be realized by beginnig court n* !i a. in. and continuing until »; p. ni. with a two-hour noon intermission. On peremptory challenges of the prosecution, two men were excused who have been in the box seven days. Thy are R. L. Fleming, a motorcycle dealer, and Frank Rose. Wives of some of the jurors have visited the judge with ardent appeals for the re lease of their husbands and if any hardship Is being occasioned by their jury service the requests are granted In several Instances Judge Burke has not been content with Hu* pleas nut up by the wives, and has conducted an investigation to find out for him self just what the situation pertain ining to the juror’s home and busi ness affairs is. Harry Deuel, superintendent of the open hearth at the steel works, was one of tho jurors called Into the box yesterday. When Deuel’s occupation became known, naturally it caused the fur to rise on tlie back of the de fense. for its practice has been In the employ of th C. F. & 1. Co., or ever hopes to be. The reason is appar ent, tor the C. F. & I . Co.’s property was potently concerned in tlie rc.-ont coal strike. Deuel, however, qualified as.a jur or. Jie declared that lie had preju dices against, the strikers, and that his position at the steel works would in no way affect his judgment in de ciding the case strictly according to the law and evidence. The defense was unable to shake Deuel’s stand, und Its only rcourse was to dismiss him on peremptory challenge, which it did. BELL TO BECOME COUNTY ATTORNEY ON JULY 1st J. C. Bell will succeed Robert T. Yeaman as county attorney, begin ning July 1. Yesterday afternoon the board of county commissioners named Mr. 801 l for the place held for a number of years by Mr. Yeaman but the latter will hold over until the first day of July. Tho commissioners named J. W. Coe janitor of the court house and CandTdario Martinez, assistant jani tor. Miss Anna Cameron was again named stenographer in tho county court. WILSON POLICIES ARE SCORED IN SENATE \\ nslilngton. Jan. II!. An uttack on President Wilson's use of Ills con st it utionul powers, criticism and sup port of his Mexican policy, and |>c litienl speech-makin}? mingled today iu a senate discussion of Senator Cummin's resolution asking what the Inited States intends to do with thu taxes eolleeted during the occupation of Vera Cruz. .John Sharp Williams, defending the administration, said it was well known the money was to he turned over to any government in Mexico eventually recognized. "You cannot embarrass the ad ministration nor heboozle tiie Amer ican people wit 1 1 any such resolu tion,' he said, launching into a de fense ot I lie president's policy. He declared if "a certain American had been in the White House there would have tieon a stern message to con gress climaxed with: ‘Come, on boys, eharge!' ” ' Woodrow Wilson will he renomi nated for the presidency." said Sen ator Williams, “and re-elected, not. ns a minority, hut ns a majority can didate." Senator Cummins insisted ron gress. not the president, should de cide what shall become of the Vera Cruz money and then, paying a trib ute to President Wilson's integrity and ability, added: "I am simply objecting to his at titude: that ho in trying to run tho Cnited States. It appears in every utterance tlint falls from his lips, fit assumes that under the crust It ut ion lie is tin* Dual arbitrator of all these things. I have no doubt he assumes it with perfect honesty and with tho i .ost careful consideration." Senator Borah assailed the Presi dents Indianapolis speech, charac terizing it us an admission by the president that in* had arrived at the conclusion that he preferred to he the lender of his party ruilicr than ilie chief executive of the whole peo ple. ' I wisli to quote the most signifi cant statement ever made by a presi dent with regard to n co-ordinate branch of the government.'' said he. "No «uch statement has been made since the days of Andrew Jackson. I will not. say that the spirit which actuated it is the same, but it calls for serious consideration of every man. I quote the president's state ment ns follows: " ‘lf any group of men should dare to break the solidarity of the Democratic team for any purpose or IConllniiril or, pnicr* 4.) FIRST TRIAL OF TERM IN DIST. COURT TODAY The first trial of the January term opened this afternoon in the dis trict court, Itennie Valdez being the defendant on ti charge of larceny. The selection of a jury took up part of tlie morning and was completed early this afternoon. Attorney Sain Freudenthal appeared for tho de fendant. This morning the ease of Rennie 'Anderson was the first matter to claim the attention of (lie court. An derson was arrested last September charged with stealing an overcoat belonging to one John Marzor and later is alleged to have taken two | Mclntosh overcoats. Having first en tered u plea of not guilty to grand I larceny lie this morning entered a| plea of guilty to petty larceny. An-j derson, it was learned, had sold onej coat to a local clothing establish ment and the* other two at a second | hand store. The members of the regular panel of tho jury serving this term are I Thomas Hughes. Francisco Freseuez. F. C. Sturman. T. S. Waggoner, W. G. Rupp. W K. Morand, Charles Hainlen. Julian Frion. T. L Jamie son, H. Lammo, N. N'. Wycoff. David t’ohii, W. F. Burroughs, Le andro Fernandez, F T Muilis, J. F. j Weber. Sabino Xuanez, Hirsch Katz. ; R M. Walker. E. M. Cillispie, Pan Kelly. F. f>. Swan, R. S. Gregory and H. IT. Anderson. The case of tho People vs. Robert McGuffin. in which the defendant Is charged with assault to do hodilv Injury, and which was set for today, was postponed on motion of the de fense. until after thdismissal of the present jury. Buy at home. Help the local merchant who helps the town to grow. First read the C.-N. ad columns. PRICE 5 CENTS OIL MAGNATES COMPLICATE SITUATION IN MEXICO Washington, Jan. I.'!. - -Reports lo tho slate department today said the i Carranza governor of the state of Vera Cruz was indignant because the oil companies had appealed to General Carranza for protection ftoin drastic decrees issued by him. Tho governor claims Hint the oil com panics have allied the <-nemh-- <T the ' Carranza government and that sonic of their stockholders actuals are in arms. Denial of reports Hint General ' Garcia Inigo had been c\e-u»c.| Ii ' the '• •t v of Mexico came to the de part in on t today from sour •• ro -1 ganled as reliable. I The Cnrran/a agency hero toda. issued the following statement: "A report from Vera Cruz dated today says a dispatch received there late lasi night from Puonlo an nounced that Mexico City was being evacuated h\ the Zapata ruops in consequence of a victory won by Gen eral Obregon yesterday at .*?au Mar tin and also as a result ->f tho ad vance of constitutionalist forces tin der General S«tieh< III* • the slat'* rf .Morelos. "The Zapti'u force def'M'e.l at San Martin numbered about h.uno and was commanded by Generals Aguilar and Argumcdo. Their loss was heavy and a large amount of arm and ammunition, including several cannon and machine guns were cap tured. Sad Martin is about ah way between Puebla att I Mexico ' i*’. !!•• ! oils from Vera Cruz and • isownere show the enemy war defeated at Vic toria and Valles. General Angeles is being (lrivc-n toward Toitpoii C n i ral Herrera is re-assembling 1 reitiforcenienlK at Mouter-■/ ' ]\t#in»f>r«— v«« » • -><i all Carranza troops and there •»-•* no military forces In the town, o .hetigli it is expected Villa's t.no:»s will ar rive tit ere* soon, according to a dis nnlch lo tit*- state depart oent today lront Monterey dated yesterday. Villa lias left fli.huai.ua 'or A guns failentoH. Two oil companies, the Aguilar Petroleum cotupnPy and the Penu- Mexico Oil company have been closed down, it was reported f.*om Tampico, in accordance with the terms of lMe Carranza decree preventing further development sof operation of oil lauds without permission of the constitutionalist administration. The report adds that an embargo has been , placed on the Aguilar Petroleum company and on the Huasteca Pr troleum company in Tampico, pro venting tho exportation of crude oil because of failure to pay the produc tion tax’. STOCKER AND MULNIX ASK RESIGNATION OF ALL DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES I Denver, Colo.. Jan. 13.--Stale Treasurer Mlison Stocker and Stat** Auditor Harry 12. Mulnix today noti fied all the employees in their de partments that their resignations were expected. It was explained that not all employees would be dropped, hut tha. any who refused to resign would be liable to discharge for cause. Employees in the two de partments contend that they are un der civil service and cannot 1 legally he discharged for political reasons. COURT DISMISSES ACTION AGAINST BLACK HILL L. & C.CO Judge Lewis of the Cnited States court iu Denver yesterday handed down a decision dismissing the ac tion of the government brought in the year 1901) against the Black Hill- Land and Cattle company to cancel certain entries for land made by ti.«* defendant in the year 19'*.. and I 9rtf». The government sought to cancel and set aside patents which convey ed several hundred a« r**s of land to the Black Hills company, charging that the land was coal land and has been obtained improperL under Ike land lieu act and the timber and stone act. The defendant sought to show that the land is not valuable for coal and that the land was se cured in regular manner Charles Hayden of Walsenhurg represented the defendant in the suit.