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Tonight and Thursday fair.
Slightly colder east portion.
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-,
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
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
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
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
"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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
(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
" 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.
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.
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
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.
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
\\ 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
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
' 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.)
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
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.
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
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
"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
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’.
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.
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.

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