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VOLUME idVIII. NO. 107. Tha WMkly flMlM *r ,'*ErtaklittiMl .1W7. Tha Daily RaoTatar, KaUbUalMd91S97. lOLA, KAS., FEB. 27, 1915~SAf URDAY EVENING. Successor to The lola bailv Reglstar, Tha Iota Daily Record and.The lola Dally i* ' J} I^CLITDED IV; I>TERSTATB THE WEATHER ORDER MADE BY COMMERCE COaM'X. It HEIIIIIN6 ^ T FOR MIIY 17 FIGHT FOR EX BEFORE IS<1'REASE TO bE TAK- COMMISSION ERS. iid«r~>'ew Rate BMB Effeea Which Would Have «e Sunday, Fare t« it} Been ^^£4. W. E. Ralstorl, agent for,the Santa Fe railway Infll ta city, rieceived. teler graphic notlc4 roni the' general offices of the cipi ipany in Topeka this morning that th» increased interstate ipassenger tarjf.f •whi^h has been an- iic|uii .ced to got,- Into effect Monday, March 1, hadt been Indefinitely suspended. Siuijiar notices from their companies were received by A. A. MoshcT, agent f )r this Missouri, Kan -i^ sas & Texas railnay andJE. E. Munger, agent for the' Nfissourl Pacific Railway. The new tarif would have affected Interstate passeijiger rates only but at caused lolans a great pense, inconvenience three. A any two passenger cents per m come within the tari|ff and would at the rate of 3| that would have • deal of extra e or delay or perljiaps a mixture of,the ould buy a ticket to point within the Kansas Ipne for le but a through ticket to Kansas City. Mo., would have provisions bt the new have been charged for cents per mile. The present fare to Kansas City on the ^anlta Fe is i%2T. If the new rate had eclome effective, it would hake been 3.^4. • -i ' ' • • " In order tc( dodge the, 3-cent fare, he passeng^ would have been obliged to bvLf a ticket to Argentine, for example, and from that<fjblnt trav-- elejfl in over t|e electric rallwaj^. Passengers wlth'i baigage would • have found this arrangement exceedingjy dlsagTeeal)Ie ;))ecause of delay ind changing cars; Similar schemes would haiVe been caj.ld Into fijay, doubtless, oh other linesjOTterlfig Kfihsas City. Notice of tne proposed - increase In tariff was filed a month ago by the railway companies, as ia required by law. Protest iwas filed with the Interstate commerce commission. The commission h^ set May 17 as the date for the hearing, which will be held in Washington. | ' The order yfhich affects lola ap- ]ille8 of courffi to all Interstate pas- ienger tariff rates from any point in 1 Cansas to any< other state. m mm mmm Basket Ball Teatt M'on Second Dis- trlet Touriiament by Defeiitini; Biildw^ 88 to 36 Today. The lola ^igh school basket ball team won tbe championship of the second district by defeating Baldwin by a; score ot 38 to 26 in the final in the tournament atBaldwin today. The lolans led aH the way. The score at the end of thfe first half was 18 to 10 and at the epd of the second half 20 to 16. OeBern'ardi and Rltchey starred for lola. • The lolansi left Baldwin this afternoon for Lawrence where they will play an exhibition game tonight. News of the victory of the local'ath letes was received here by the student bddy >and baiket ball fans with wild enthusiasm. *,The lola team is now in line for the'state championship and there is evejy reason to hope for a victory in thfi state meet, lola's five lias swept air teams before them aiid iias ah unbrpKen string of victories to ilasli on all fcomers in order to command thei)r^per respect The team/Will receive an ovation on its return home. , Defeat It. Scott 8 Points. ijA telephoi» message from Howard Rltchey at ripon today stated that the fijials in the Baldwin tournament wbuld bft, played at 1:30, lola and Baldwin bel^g the opponents. He stated that Jhe boys were off^ form somewhat Infthe semi-finals this morn ing which accounts for only an 8-polnt victory overiFort Soott,^'but that they were In exceilent spirits and confident of trimming! Baldwin for the district championships Russell Brown sustained a sUfeht Injury this morning, but will play in the final contest. Sheue who goes to Kansas City to participate In the track ineet, will be on hand during the crucial test, but Orln Brown, will play unless it becomes necfeS|airjr tol" the star guard to go in. However, "Cap" will not be in the l6larjA#rence game tonight. The prelii^iinai^es yesterday afternoon, lola |)e *t: Lawrence 25,to 18; Louisbuijg Tigon from Garnett 51 to 15; Ft. Scotti -w^ii from Gardner and Baldwin whippefl fodwardsvlUe. The serai finals this rmotnlng resulted in lola beating Forj Scott 4a to 35 and Baldwin defeated EMwardsville. All dope on the Iol*lBaldWln game this afternoon favorsi tll^ Allen county boys by an overwhel >|iilng majority. Dr. P. E.f Waugh became suddenly ill yesterday afternoon and was unable to be at! his office today, but it is believed it wyr .be only a few days until he will lite up and at.workjagain. Johnnie Pepp: "Let 'em make us lay down our |rma if they want to, but leave xue i^y legs." FORECAST FOR KANSAS: SMW tonlitfa't and Snaday; eol4er toalght; ire»b to otroikf east to north wtads. Data recorded at the local office of the U. S. Weather Bureau: Temperature—Highest yesterday at 3 p. m, 56;. lowest this morning, 10 a. mi, 33; normal for today, 36; excess yesterday,- 11; excess since January 1st, 407 degrees. Precipitation for 24 hours ending 7 a m. today, .10;'; total for present month to date, 3166; excess since January 1st, 3.76 inches. Relative humidity 7 a. m. today, ^6 per cent; baroineter reduced to sea level, 30.06 inches. DEPUTIES HECEIVERNIILWOBD .MONDAY THE ASSESSORS WILL BEGIN QUESTIONINti. Agricultural and Livestock Statistics Will Have l>roniiii«nt Part in Data Gathered. The deputy assessors of Allen coun ty held their final meeting before commencing work with Qeorge Seymour, county clerk, at the court house this morning, received final instructions and supplies and were sent out to make arrangements to start individual work Monday morning March 1. In attendance at the meeting were J. D. Christian, Carlyle; R. H. Blair, Cottage Grove; M. Hewlett, Deer Creek; A. W. Edwards, Elm; Henry Olson, Elsmore; M. H. Schmidt, Humboldt; Marvin Wilson and George Vaught, of lola; and John P. Kohler, of I-aHarpe. Hugh Cofiey, of Geneva, failed to arrive but is expected late-today. JMuddy roads are believed to account for his absence. The state census under the direction of the state board of agriculture, will be taken along with the assessment and" the assessors will have a varied line of questioning when they start out Monday. Among the things they will ask about arte: Ownership of home, whether owned or rentedf'free or mortgaged, farm or house. Dwelling houses must be numbered in orde'r of visitation, also the families. The name of every person in the family whose i.:ace of abode was here March 1. Age at last birthday; if under one yearf months old. Sex and color. Place of birth, naming state or country. Profession .occupation or trade, of each person 10 years old or older. -Number of months employed. Trade or profession being learned by apprentice or student. Whether attended school during the past year. Persons unable to read and write, 10 to 15 years, 15 to 21 years, 21 yearg^ or over. Libraries and number of volumes, if'twenty or more, exclusive of school books., Military records of all honorably discharged volunteer soldiers/' company and regiment, arm of, service, where enlisted, and ifja prisoner of war, name ot the prison. Livestock statistics: Value of the poultry and eggs sold; value of animals fattened and sold for slaughter; number of horses, mules, cows, other cattle, sheep and swine, March 1, and the number of each class that have died during the year. Number of dogs. " \ Names of creamery companies and( pounds of butter made. , Names of condensing concerns ana pounds of milk condensed. Nprnes of cheese factories and pounds of cheese made. School houses, their number, valiie and the salaries paid men and women teachers.. Public libraries and number of vol umes. Private libraries 'and number of volumes. (This'Includes schools, clubs, colleges, etc.) Church organuetions with the name and value of eacn church. Newspapers, thei rtitles, dates of establishment and cireulation of each. Deaf, blind, idiotic and insane persons, with th€i rsex, age, color, disability, and if attended school; also name and address ot parent or guard ian. Pauperism and crime data, showing nam^s of indigents, cost of support at public expense, and wljether native or foreign born, also list of persons con victed of crime during the year, the of fense, by what court, and the number of persons In the county and other prisons. Two Die in Fire. Wellington, Kan., Feb. 26.—Two deaths were caused yesterday at Ox- lord, in tli!is county, through the ignition .of coal oil while the family of Henry Jackson were eating dinner. A snlall oil stove in the kitchen ..caught fire. Jackson attempted to throw the stove out of the window, but his clothing caught fire from the blazing oil, and he was frightfully burned. Mrs. Beck, mother of Mrs. Jackson, who was in an upstairs room, wa/ saved with difficulty from the burning buUd^ ing, but died soon after from suffocation and fright. Jackson died in the hospital here last night. The lower floor of the Steinman building, north of the New York Store, has been leased to Harry Parrott, of Sedan, Kansas, and is now being jre- modled and refitted into convenient quarters for a jewelry store. Mr. Parrott is now visiting the metropolitan markets purchasing hlsrstock of gopds. He is a brother of Earl Parrott, of 512 South street, and an experienced jaweler: • •; HI FORGES EMI DISPATCH FROM ROUMANIA HE- POR'rS Al 'STRIAN DEFEAT. 6ERMIUIS lUIEIIliillEN BUCK RUSSIANS CLAIM SUCCESSES IN NORTH POLAND. I German Advance In East Prussia is Thought to Re of Little Strate. gle Importance. (Ry the Assiwlated PrMs) London, Feb. 27.—The Austrian ad vance in East Galicia had been checked an dthe Russians driving back their opponents have cajitured Staimslau and Kolomea," says the Ev ening News In a telegram from Hertza, Roumania. '.'Heavy fighting' precede(^ the recapture of tliose two cities. The Russians occupied Stainslau yesterday. Advancing in force from this point the yattacked the Austrian positions at Kolomea. The Aus trians oITered determined resistance but were iinally forced to give way." Petrograd, Feb. 27.—Les Reticent, announces a repulse of German attacks in North Poland, with heaivy losses. As a result of the desperate fighting of the^ast few days the Rus sian general staff is < claimed to have forced back the Germans along the front of 25 miles ini the Przasmysz region. i The impression Is jgrowlng in Engr land that the, Gertnan advance in East Prussia Is mainly due to political and economic motives an4 that consequently it is without great atrat egic effect oh the western campaign as a whole. In the west the French continue to claim advances in the Champagne dis trict with quiet prevailing along the r<)8t of the line. The ship building strike Is causing some conce^ in LiOndon but prompt action-of the govefirtnent in ordering a resumption of work during arbitration is expected to settle the dispute. London, Feb. 27.—A Jispatch to the Times from Petrograd says that infor mallon has been received in the Russian capital that several units belonging to the 20th corps which was .surrounded by three German corps in their retreat from East Prussia still are fighting stubbornly and probably will be able to rejoin the Russian army soon. Berlin, via T.«ndon, Feb. 27.—Emperor William has confered the decoration of Pour-Le-Merits order on Field Marshal von Hlndenberg, the Germa ncommander^ on the eastern front. * . , . NO TOPICS LUNCH MONOtY Reception and Address by Mr. Scott at the First Presliyterian Church. There will be no Curreni Topics Club lunch at the Y. M. C. A. Monday evening, this feature of the weekly meeting having a.lso been abandoned for the coming week when it was decided to combine ^he Topics Club session and the reception for Mr.^harles F. 'Scott at the First Pres#terian dhurch Monday night. It seemed expedient to take such action because of conditions that prevailed, Mr. Scott was wanted for an address by the Current Topics Club and the Ministerial Union had planned a reception for him. in view of this, it was determined to request-him to deliver an address at the reception that had been arranged. A larger seating capacity than afforded In the Y. M. C. A. was needed and tli'p Presbyterian church was selected. Mr. Scgtt will give an address on Belgium beginning at 8 o'clock. Everybody Is invited. There will be no adnilesion iee. INTEREST IN CLUB WORK. County Agent W. E. Watkins Will Announce Rules Soon. The outlook for boy^ and girls' agricultural -club work Is es|)eclally good.-County Agent W. E. Watkins believes. With Prof. Otis Hall, of Manhattan,. Mr. Watkins has just completed a series ot boys and girls meetinga at Carlyle, Humboldt, LaHarpe, Savonburg and Moran. In' each place there was a large attendance. Last year—the first year of club work in Allen county—there was but limited opportunity for development because the work was new and time was needed to aroiise interest in it. .Now, however, having had a most auspicious beginning under the direction of Agent Watkins and Miss Nelson; tliere is a pleasing prospect that the county will be a'leader in club activities next seasoDf. • Corn, kafir, pig and garden clubs will be organized this year and valuable prizes will be offered fortbest results obtained by boys and girls. Mr. Watkins has in preparation rules governing the contest and iiarticulara regarding the awards and he expects to make a public statement concerning them soon. He urges a total membership of at least 200 In the clubs. THE SAN FRANCISCO EXPOSiTION tS OPEN. lOWnikMi mih Mr Jete «^ MaOiWkMa.1 SIX PAGES PEiir •sHsrittir BOMBARDMENT OF THE DARDANELLES CONTINUES. ONE SHIP REPORTED THROUCH .SUPPLY OF WHEAT ON BLACK SKA THE OIUEt'TIVE. Mtaek on the Forts is Serious Under taking and Not Merely a Naval- Demonstration. | 46 BILLS PASSED IN 47 DItYS ONLY TWO MORE DAIS OF THE l»i;. KANSAS SESSION. Five Bills Have Received the Signature of Gov. Capper This WM'k Legrisiutive Notes. (By thr. AiJsiici .ntod Tn-sa) Topeka, Feb. 27.—In 47 aays of the 1915 legislature just 46 bills have passed both houses ana been signed by the governor. Only two more work ing days of the regular session remain. The following bills were signtd by the Governor this week: A ,bill permitting grand juries to employ a stenographer. A measure permitting county commissioners to make disposition of election ballots. An act permitting Kan.sas City, to care for a municipally owned Cemetery. 1 A bill providing state aid for certain school districts. . An act appropriating money to pay caretakers of the John Brown memorial park at Osawatomje. Two bills of state Vv"Je importance were passed but have not I b<'<;a signed by the governor. The regular 50-day session will end Tuesday night. The date for linal ad journment has not been determined. A number of bills have not come up for final action. •:• •:• •:• • • •:• •> • • • •> • <r •> • • • •> RAIN AND SNOW FALLINtJ •:• • OVER WESTERN KANS. • EVELYN NOT OFF HER COORSE V Hui4 -hins«>ii, Ka.s., Feb. 27.— • Nearly an Inch of rain and •> • some snow has fallen liere diir- • • ing lust uiglit and, today. It ex- • •:• tends all over Wt'stern Kansa.>i. • • ~ ••• • •> •:• • • •:• •:• •:• •> -J* •> • • <' •> <• •> •> EIGHT OF HER CREW ARE SAID YU 111: LOST AT SEA. REPORTED SAFE Steaming Under Her (hvn Power She Js Expected to Reach llaiil'ux liy Toniorcow. (By the AssiKlatcd rii'ss) New York, Feb. 27.—The Allen line steamship Mongolian which sent out wireless messages yesterday for help because she was in distress four hua dred miles off Nova Scotia, is heading for Halifax under her own power, and should reach heer tomorrow, local agents announced today. The United biates coast guard cutter Seneca is convoying tlie Mongolia which has aboard 200 i)assengers bound for Glosgow. THIRTY-FIVE DRIVERS ARK OFF. HANS 'EM. SUPT. WERtI SAYS Missouri Pacitit- OlYicial Has No Patience or Sympathy for Hank Bandits, He Declares. Bank and train robbers should either be hanged or given life sentences, thinks A. H. Webb, superintendent ot the Wichlta-Iola division of the Missouri Pacific railway. lie says it is a disgrace the way the state legislature deals with bank robbers. He is In favor of the legislature passing a law. providing life sentences or capital punishment for these offenders. "The way It Is now," says Superintendent Webb,"a baiik or train robber is given two or three years, wliich is practically.no pnnlslinient; for as soon as he gets out of jail cir out of the pen he will go to robbing banks or holiline' ui) trains again. "Highway robbers are no IxHter than murderers; ih. fact, they often Intend to do the same thing murderers do. Take for instance the case of the fellows who shot Prank Oliver. They probably intended to kill him. Look at that chap who held up Cashier O', Donnel! of the Yates Center bank a .few days ago. The robber placed his I revolver against Mr. O'Donnell's heaif. Supnose the culprit had become ex- cltert and nulled the trigger? "The only way to discourape bank and train robbers Is to either hang or nut them In^he penitentiary for life anil then keen them there. The state of Kansas can hot afford to take any chances witli these desperadoes." Grand PrLx Auto Race Starles at lO This Morning' in Frisfo. (By tlie Assfici:!!^!! Pp-ss) San Francisco, Feb. 27.—Tliirty-five drivers tuned up tlieir cars today lor the sixtli Grand Prix automobile races sclieduled to start at 10 a. m. on the Panania-Pacidc four-mile course. The cars were to be slarrea three abreast at intervals of fifteen seconds. Eddie I'ulleu, Barney Oldlleid, Ralph De Palmn, R. Cooper and Caleb Bragg, were among the drivers entered. Shortly before'noon a sliarp sliower started falling that threatened to bring the race to a clos<>. The shower changed into a drizzle that made the track dangerous. ^n^ilJlH^!'; sprinkle^ over the most akngvtmk'a nlaces. "The average speed for the first four laps was sixty-four miles an hour. RUSSIANS HIT WITH VIGOI^. VroopH iu the Caut-asus Rei^ion Progress With Succes.s. Petrograd, Feb. 2(1.—Tlie following official communication from ihe head- tiuarters of tlie Russian army of the Caucasus, dated February 'H, was given out here tonight: "Our troops have progressed with great success in tlje Traiis-Choruk region." Sul>niarine OlY Maine Coast. (By the Associated l*re -s.s) ifillboa. Me., Feb. 27.—Tlie liglit- house keeper at ^Porkugalete, one of the harbors of Bilboa, has advised the maritime authorities that he sighted to (be north of his lighthouse, a submarine navigating oa the surface of tlie water. The boat carried no flag nor was there any Indication of her nationality. Oilifcrs Sav the Ship rVas in the Safety /one Laid Out By the Gerniun Admiralty. Paris, Feb. 27.—The Athens correspondent of the Havas Agenc^ sends the following aispatch regarding the bombardment of the forts at tlie entrance ,of the Dardanelles by the French and British fleets: ".News received from the Island of Tenedos last night says the bombardment of tlie Dardanelles continued with violence from 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. The lire from the forts wag intense during part of the day, niit diminished and ceased before nightfall. "Forts Erthogroil, Sedd-El-Bahr and Orhanie suffered a great deal, especially Sedd-El-Bahr, which was on fire, the flames being seen from Te nedos. One of the allies' cruisers entered the strait in the evening and bombarded the forts for an hour. It then withdreV safely." (By thr- Associatpd PrMs) Washington, Feb. 27.—The first report of Commander Glierardi, naval attache at Betlln, on the sinking of tlie American cotton steamer Evelyn, by a mine in the North Sea, received licre today, indicates (hat the ship was not off her course as was'suggest ed, and was- in fact in waters where she should have been s:ife. By comparing her position in latitude and longitude and by studying maps and a comparison with tne German directions, naval ofhcers are of the opinion that the Evelyn was about 20 miles otf the nortli coast of Holland and 25 miles northwest of Borkum island. The German war zone decree placed a strip ;j() miles wide- along the Dutch coast in the safety zone. The German embassy sev«?ral days ago in giving direction (or shipping said that mer- elinnt vessels bound for the Eiiis river should make directly for Its mouth. Tlie Evelyn apparently was only a short distance northwest of the nioufh of the river when she sank in about 17 fathoms of water. Washington, Feb. 27.—Minister Van Dyke at the Hague cabled today an uiioincial report tliat eight of the crew of tlie Evelyn, stink by a mine in tlie .Vorth Sea had been lost. Yesterday he sent an unofficial report that llie missing boat load was saved. itonib Droppers Are Busy. (My Ihe A.s.soiMalt-il f'ri'.-i.s> , Paris, via Ujndon, Feb. 27.—A snuadron of German aeroplanes have bombarded the 'district behind Nieu- pprt. An official note given out here tfttftiy says that only two casualties are reported, a woman and an old man. The note also states that a Frencti aviator dropped three bombs on.the Gertnans at Metz. . British Ship torpedoed. (By till! AssaciatPil ITes.s) • DieiHiP, Feb. 27'—It is reported here that a Briti.sb merchant ship has been lo'rpcdm'd in the English chan-. nel off St.. Valery-sur-Somme. French^ torpedo bciat destroyers have, gone out from Dieppe to the assistance of the British ship. . New Fre'ifht Raten t>rder<'d. (By the .A .ssociate<] Pressi Washington, Feb. 27.—New rates over the M. K. & T and Santa Fe rail ways on certain freight to CofTeyville and Indeiiendence from St. liouis, Chi cago and Peoria and points taking the same rate were orderee- today by the Interstate Commerce Commission. Mrs.-.R. F. Follette and her two children who have be^n here' several months visiting her father, T. F. Strick land, returned home to Mildred this afternoon. (Jtv the As.«!ocintfil Press) I»ndon,>feb. 27.—A fleet of British and French warships continue to '| hammer away today at the door of the Dardanelles, the straft which closes ; Russia's ricl: granary, and the very real necessity of releasij^g the huge ' supply of wheat on the shores ot the \ Black Sea causes the general belief that the present attack on the forts. is a serious undertaking and not mere ly a demonstration. .. ^ ji Official announcements declare that ' after the reduction of the four outer Dardanelles forts, mine sweepers went to work within the strait under tile protection of the guns of the fleet, while unofficial dispatches from Athens and Rome assert that at least one French warship actually has penetrat ed the passage! Germany remains silent regarding her share in the military operations both in the east and the west while Austria-Hungary declares that the Austrian and Germaa .'orces are hold- | ; ing their own In the Carpathians and in Eastern Galicia. Athens, via liondon, Feb. 27.—An al •lied fleet aggregating 40 warships today penetrated the Dardanelles as tar, as Hortari and within range of Fort Intepe on the Adriatic side, according to reliable information. Fort Intepe was destroyed. Various Turkish encampments also were bombarded. The ships are now within range of Fort Dardanos. A French squadron t« cruising near the forts at the entrance to the straits wnlch now are entirely dismanteled. Paris, Feb. 27.^The Alliens correspondent ot the Matin has forwarded the following: "After the complete destruction of the. forts at the entrance of the Dar- t danelles the Allies' fleet penetrated the strait iand shelled the interior \ fort. It proceeded down" the Dardan- ! elles fourteen miles from the entrance." „ AMERICA.N <iIRLS WED.. NIGHT. Final Number of loiu Lecture Course to Be Given Then. The final number of the Icjla lecture course will be given at the Grand Theatre Wednesday night. The attraction^j will be a company of musicians called"! the '"American Girls." The company is composed of sl.\ highly talented girls \yho present the different types of American girlh(X)d as we know them. Consider these types just a minute and you find that the modern' girl is a sort of a summing up of all the others. She represents the freedom of the Indian maiden, the Puritanical instincts of the Quaker, the romance of the Colonial girl, the dignity of the girl who wore hoop skirts and the queer conceit of the girl ( with the basque. ' , ' Music Is a prominent feature of the American Girls' program, i The program is somewhat historical—but all the way through interesting— and It will show glimpses of American girl _ life, bringing out the part she has played In the historical events and the social life of the nation. The costume effects not only will be striking and beautiful, but accurate in every detail. Thei musical numbers will be characteristic of the period 6ach ia intended to portray. 'There will keslnstru-..'~ mental and vocal solos, (ks^estral' numbers and readings, and' a sketch Is built around the story of the making of the American flag and other events in history in which the American girl has played a conspicuous part. The girls use the following instruments: The piano, clarinet, cornet, drums, violin, 'cello and saxaphone. A number that every one. will enjpr because it is made up of music eTeryl- body loves, presented by girls of splendid training in the Lyceum and experience in nr^fessional work, A com- wiyy of artists, in a program of pop- >ular and strong patriotic interest.