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VOLUME XVHI. NO. 108. trhe Weekly Register, Established 1887. , The Daily Register, EsUbliahed 1897. lOLA, KAS., MARCH 1,1915—MONDAY EVENING. Succffssor to The lola Daily Register, The lola Daily Record and The lola Daily Index. EIGHT PAGES iEGOES lillSTlllE STATE IMTED STATES SITKEME.I 01 RT DECIDES FORKIKMEYEK. BEER RECOGNIZED COMMERCE CAN ("ONTIME Hil'LlX; KOOZE I> FROM OTHER STATES. Jusfire JIiRevnoWs kuxs, InlerlVrPiire ^Vilh Traffic is r<|iit'lidtiu$c >Vi(ta Constitultlon. (By the Associated Press) Washington, Mar. i.—-rrie Kirnieyrc liquor case, one of -the first imiwrt- dute tO; the prohibitjon laws of Kansas was decided in jhe l'nit <?d States Supreme Court to^ay against the slate. It was all'e^ied that after re- ceiivers had been irppolntod to oust various •wholesale dealers from] doing business in i«aven\'(-orth, Kansas, M. Kirmeyre went across the riv<ir into Missouri where he e 'giablished a ware iiou .ae and continueid to deliver beer in iKansas by -wago^. The court held that his removal was a mere device to Javoid the Kansas liquor law and wag liot made in good faith. ; The supreme court today held that Kirmeyre was entitled under .previous decisions to protection for his trade as; interstate commerce and dismissed the injunction 'measure by the Kajisgs Court. iustice McReynoVds stated in the opiiiion tfhat. the Kirmeyre case oc- urfed before the ^'ebb-Kenyon law prohibiting shipments rroni wet to dry territory: and tliat nertlior its con struction nor application would be .jiassed on. Advocates of tlie Webb- Kenyon law held that it would api)ly to ".such cases now. : Justice McReynolds said in his oi)ipion that beer is a recognized article; of commerce. The right to send it ^rom one state to another and the act-of doing so are inttrstate commerce,: the regulation wSereof has been com .mitted to congress; and a state law which denies sufch right or substajitially interferes wHh or hampers .the^ same is in con- flitt with the constittjtion of the United; States. Traosporption is not com plete until delivery |o the consignee , or? the expiration of a reasonable time ' therefore, the provisions of the Wil- so.ii acfof 1890 have jio api)lication. 3^he llustice, did npt undertalte . to sa^- whether the Wfebb-Kenyon law was effective to change those propositions. 3'opeka, Jlar. 1,—Su:t to enjoin M. KCrmeyre from using: the, streets and allieys of Leavenwort-h for the deliv- cr^v of liquors was brought tPhile J. S.'Dawson Was Attorney General. It was charged by the state that all liquor was oontrabiind In Kansas, and thkt.its being deliyerfdby wagons do injgan interstate business was a violation' of interstate jaw. 'The Kirmeyre case was stubbornly foiight. The district court "f I.eav- enVorth county helcl for Kirmeyre aivd the state reversed tlie decision. J«ot only did the. c^se effect l^eaven worth, but Kansas City, Kansa.s. I'iti.^ biltie and other* towjis. The Kansas dfjdision prohibited Missouri afal<'rs from making deliveijj- in Kans .is and iW wagon trafTic bdtweei) \h<- two stlitos was stojipcd. ; _ k SEGONOeEATFOR lAWRENGE lOLA HHi\l sniOOL FIVE MI>S ]«T1I COXSEl'l'TIVEGA.nE. THE WEATHER FORECAST FOR KANSAS: Inrrejis- inir cloudiness tonlnrht mid Tuesday; Iiosslbly sliower!^; wurmer toiiiifht. Data recorded at the local office of the V. S. Weather Bureau: I Temi)erature—Highest yesterday at ") p. m., 36; lowest this morning at 7 a. ni.. 24; normal for today 3C; deficiency yesterday 4; excess since January IsU 402 degrees. Precipitation for 24 hours ending 7 a. m. today 04; excess since January 1st 4.26 inches. River sta.ge 7 a. ni. today 3.5 feet. Relative humidity 7 a. in. today !>4 per rent; barometer reduced to sea level 30.34 inches. Stmri.^e today 6:r)4 a. ni.; sunset at 6:iri p. m. Orin Bniwii Took Slieiie's I'liwe at Guard—The Seore Was 4S to 2!) For tlie Locals. ONUNITED STATES ALLIES WALL MAKE XEW .MOVE TO OFFSET (JERMA.\ KLOCK. OFFICIILS GIVE UniE OOT AStlll'l" DECLARES tiERMAXV .NEVER CA> BLOCKADE. ReierrlnfT 1« "Mhis|MTs of I'eace" He Savs' Thai This is no, Time to Talk 01" I'ciice. and the MR. SCOT! SPEAKS riie Reception for jlie Ke.srister's Kd- Hor lo lie lij^en in First I'reslivfcria^i Chiinh. Tlie lola high sctiool basket ball artillery uncorked a real surprise when tl;cy followed up tlieir glorious victory in the Baldwin tournament by going over to I..awrence Saturday night and routing last year's state champs right under the shadow of their own coast defenses. Most lo- lans, felt' tliat the boys, after the tiresome, trying tests.of copping _a tourn- i^nient, would stand only a fair chance with the fast Lawrence highs on their own court. But the lola team not only licked the ancient enemy, but did it so decisively that all doubts as to superiority were put to flight. , The score of tlie contest was 48 to 29. Sheue having gone to ilie Kansas City track meet, Ori'n Brown took-his place at guard, and he and Russell did a "'brotherly apt" 'in copping the most basket.^. The field goals made were as follows:" DeBernardi 4; Ritchey. 3; R. Rrown, n; 0. Brown 6. Coach 'Harris says tiie bo.vs all played fi grand game seemingly unmindful of the grilling endurance test -that liad just been completed at Baldwin. Ritclv ey was the free throw artist with a total of 10. . lola won b:..h halves, salting the victory down in the initial period, 29 to 18. The last half resulted 19 to 11. When General W. P. Harriss and his troojis alighted from the."plug" last night they were met witli a chorus of Hi^h School yells and showers of congratulations. A big crowd of admirers was on hand and the ovation given the basket ball conquerors was indeed merited. To win nine straight victories at home wa.s a real feat for any basket ball team. Then to win three-more on foreign courts was added glory. But, say Phoebe, to go into a district tournament, slam the hopes of I^wrence.-lasr year's champr ions, out the back door, romp Fort Scott into submission in the semi-finals, and then to dish out great gobs of firief to Baldwin in the linyls, is a rcocrd that should stand for all time. And now to follow the retreating Lawrence highs into tlieir own iilayliouse and .maul them for tnc third time in a-.'reason, tlieretiy annexing sixteen consecutive vii-tories, is an accomii- lishment that calls for more ilinn a shoutiiig ovation. Ipla is proud of lier liaskot ball .(nam— wliicli i .s ;is it should be. Right here the Itcgister rxtend.s congraliilalin .ns. and voices the stateinciit tliat tlHs basket ball club has given lola a great deal of ad vertisiiip of the desirable kind. The iMiys l)rouglit home tile silver cup. awarded tlioiii as Second District cliaiiipions, and it is on display at the lii .:;li -clioiil. It will bo brouglit down town later. h6iio|r tlie 1 a iJiiblic ri .'cejiit'.on given in his . by (/!(» .Miriitterial I.'nion and "urrent Topic.''?C!ub at the First .'vterian c.'iurch }oi)ij;ln, Charles F;. Scott,, I 'ditor of" tlijC Register, will •;;jve an address on bis tri|) to Helgiu'in w^here he recently went at flie request of: the Kansas Belgfan Relief Cdnimis- sir.n to sup«rintend*the distribution of tile ship load qf flour contribute;.! by the people of trie stiite to the starving Belgians. ' •. • vMr. Scott will begin his address at S o 'clock and all arejcordially invited to attend. There wili be no admission charge and the entire seating cajjacity of the church, including the lecture room, will be available to the public. •An opportunity '/or social greifting iw^lll follow the address and all who i desire may remainfto meet Mr. Scott T|iis will be! the first persoiuil public •report regarding tlj.* relief contributed b.^itiie people of i ^ansas to the "iittle sistiei' of the worldi," and is a matter in w^ich all are deeply interested. :There will be lio session of the Topics club at th^r. M. C. A. tonight aSid-the reg^ular Monday evening lunch h^s also , been a|andoned for this >feek; I The reception for Mr. Scott was piJapned long in aflvance of his return fpohi Belgium, b>^ the'Ministerial Unic»n and the Current Topics Club and u^ion his arrival liere. the plans were TB-omptiy approved by the editor of 'IJlie Register beckuse of his desire to indicate bis sincec-e appreciation of the kindly spirit of tlfe people of lola. (iirls.Lose to Elsniore. Tlu:_goal throwing of Miss Daniels, Klsmore forward was the feature of the girls game at tlie V. .VI. ('. A. gym Saturday night, and incidentally tiie main reason ithat the lola girls were defeated 41 to 24. The local girls con tinue to siiow improvement in team work, and iliey scored enough points in this game to win ordinarily, but 13 goals toss<'d by ihe aforementioned miss were too much to overcome. Miss Ard of the visitors scored five goals. Injuries to lola girls wnrch made necessary changes in trie lineup, also helped in the defeat, although Misses Alexander and Fetherlin did well in new positions. As forwards they scored nine, goals, the former seven and the latter two. Mildred Lawyer scored six free throws. Ninon Beach at center and Emma Goss and Bernice Waters, guards, composed the remainder of the team. As a'preliminary the Immedars and Whilew^ished Go-Devils staked a show in which some clever goal throwing was cut loosp. The Immedars won 23 to 21. (Rv the As.iiociaten IVes?) Washington, Mar. I.—France Great Britain served notice on - l.'niied States today that they would hold themselves at liberty to stop all shipping hereafter to and from Germany. A communication outlining measures of' reprisal on the part of the allies for the submarine warfare on mercljant ships by Germany was do- liyeretl to Secretary • Bryan ' by the Britisji and French ambassadors here who called together at the State Department for that purpose. Secretary Bryan apprised President Wilson of the new move but declined to make a statement. What the nature of the step is was not disclosed by tlie ambassadors who" insisted that the State Deiiartment would make a statement on the subject. Ixindon, Mar. 1.—"Germany has driven her opponent to adopt rctall- tory measures to prevent commodities from reaching or leaving Germany," said Premier Asquith to the House today. "It will be enforced, but the Allies do not propose' to allow their elTort to be strangled in a network of judicial niceties." There was no intention, he explained to confiscate ships or cargoes unless they were liable to confiscation iiYider the orilinary rules of war. The Aljies will hold themselves free to take goods }f they have been sent from hostile countries. Referring to the German naval cam paign against British shipping Premier Asquith <|eclared Germany had violated all laws of warfare. He had organized an undersea campaign of piracy and pillage. "Germany," he declared, "is not blockading and could never blockade the British, shores." Referring to what he called "Whispers of peace.'l h,e said this was no time to talk of peace. The Premier revealed the measures of reprisals to Parliament and the nation on introducing the third and fourth vote for credit to meet the ex- penses,af war. They are respectively $lSri .nrio,noO making the total cost of the eight months of war $J ,S10.0nn .O0O and another vote of $1.2r.0,000,000 as the first installment or the year beginning April first was i)resent<-d. The vote of credit, the largei^t ever put before tlie house- was adopted unanimously. PracficalljK all disriis.sion of the diplomatic situation " has been susjiended: Premier Asquith is to open .1 discussion "f the German submarine blockade in the lioiisp this afternoon. Xo pregn'ss has been made in the ca«e of I he American steamer Wil- beliniiia. wliicli may become a mere blockade jf a general blo<;kado of (^<'r^ many is proclaimed.; OFFICER ISSUES IIWIRNING HI. Siilcliffe !»rt-lares I'llizens Are Cariless Coneeririnir Uiiihlheria (liiaruntine. ' Death of tfrs; McColor. ? Mrs Rosa , Mc^olor (colored) , wife (k T U McColoF, died last Saturday ilieht' a*i 8:15 at ihe family home, 5114 liorth Cottonwool street, and the funeral will be heldrat the First A. M. E. Cliu'ch toiiiorrow (Tuesday) afternoon i runuing ai 'arge. raimre I.J .-.t-ry 2'-30 Rev T W- Greene officiating, i^o in off the stveets may result in hi IRE "006 DlYS" HRE HERE No Lonjrer May Fido Roam the Streets rninolested. Keep Fido at home. USELESS TO ARGUE WITH DRUNKEN MEN: [OopyrlBht: I*IS: Br John T. MoCutctMm.] 'GENTLEMEN , CENTLEMEN.'^ IN THE N.^ME OF REASON T KISH pPITAL SOON MUST FALL ALLIES' FLAGS TIIE DJ ARD >0H. FLY OVER ANELLES. TURKS ARE READY TO MOVE EXEITIVE OFFICES WILL BE TAK EN TO B10( SSA TIRKEY. Russian Forces Are .Making a VIo. lent EtYort lo Rc^in ti round Lost in Poland. (By the .Associated Press) Ix)ndon, Mar. 1.—The flags of Great Britain and France are now flying at the entrance of ' he Dardanelles over the Turkish foris which have been completely reduced by the sea powers of the Allies. While it would appear to be a tact that Ihe allied fle^t has reached Chanaka, fifteen miles from the Mediterranean entrancejo the strait, the Brit ish. press warns the imolic not to expect the immediate"fall of Constand- uople. . Nevertheless, the operations of the Allies against the sea defenses of Constantinople are creating a tremendous stir in the near east. Buous- sa, in Asiatic Turkey, has been se- lected.by the Turks as the new capital in ease it is necssary to vacuate Constantinople. The Germans in Tur key, it is declared, wanted the Turks to move the archives to Adrianople in European. Turkiy, but the Turks would have none of this, and have started sliippingi the government's archives to Buouisa. Interest in the fighting along the easiern battlofront has been deflected for the moment from the Carpath­ ians to Northern Poland where the Russians appear to be making a tremendous effort to regain the ground IFEOFSIEGLERIHTBOUBIE Big Business Doesnt Wear Men Out Quickly IR0UMANIAWILLENTERTHE.WA8 AIR OF MVSTFRY SCRROI NDS AC- ElON or THESE liLRMANS. Slegler. Clams Naval AHaclic is He- hind His Actlvilies in (Jeriiia- nv's Behalf. I 'I'lic death of Uinra .M. Shi|)ley, aued th :ee vears. from diphtheria, at the honui of her patents in Gas City yesterday afternoon, caused Dr. .1. Sut- clifl'e. county health officer, to Issue a \v;irning to tlie public this afternopij. "Pc |i !e, are liecoming entirely too careless in the matter of diphtheria cases." the doctor said. ".At the Ship- lev home, no less than six persons were in the house after death had taken iilace'. It is unlawful for any person to ha'/.ard themselves or their nfighbors by exposing themselves to di]ihtlieria and if more care is not ex- erciserl, we will have another eiiidemic on hand. If any other reports come lo me, I shall have to take drastic action." ."In time of great distress I know that \V is comforting to have friends near. But it is also a menace to piili- lic health. The quarantine regulations must be observed." ( AK.HT ESCAPED PRLSONER. .tailor !.Morrison Suce«'ssfHl In Chase for Mack Miller. Take a, friendly tip and don't U>t the dog stray away.if you care for hisjhide. Today, the anti-dog ordinance of the city became effective and will be until October 1st. From March 1st.to October 1st of each year, dogs are prohibited from runuing at large. Failure to keep Fir .Mack -Miller, swerving time in the county jail in default of payment of a $:1 fine imposed in Justice Duncan's court for disturbing the peace, escaped from the county jail this morning by creeping by the jailor when the latter'.s back was turned. Jailor Morrison took the trail, along with Sheriff Dunfee and other officers and within a short time overtook Miller on North Cottonwood street. .Miller is accused of the illegal sale of liquor and u warrant charging that offense was issued today. That accounts for hi.s desire to leave lola. Mrs. Ray Taylor, who has been here ^riS ^t"^the%a'juilv wnrber^^^^ ' " two w-eeks visiting her mother Mrs. icnenap oi i „_ . _ , ^^^^^^ ^^^^ collar, and I A. W. Beck, returned home to Mildred -. - •. - .1 the house tomorrow moruingJ Mrs. I }li ;Col (ir wab tliiifyteight years old. l .do it now. 'Fly 111,"^ Assnri :it<M'. I'res*;) .VJ'W York, .Mar. 1.—A yoiin:; WDUKIII who. .•iccordiiig to I he j.'olice, gave her name as .Mrs. .Annette Stegleriiud is' described by tlieni as ?)eing tlu' wife of Ricliard Slegler, a ])ri.soner in the Tombs as a result develoiiUKMits in the recent passport fraud cnsc, was arrested toriay on ;i charge of leluii- ous assault on Arlhiir .M.ileikel. Tl^ arrest was made; in the Hotel Grenoble h <-re. Mateiket, who is said by the police lo be a reporter on a German pewsp.-ijier; cliarg <'d ih;ii the woman attacked hiiii with a glas.s v.,i- ter bottlj-' and also beat liitn with a cane. Slie lias appi'ared prominetitly in the passport case in (iel'eiise of hef husband. II was' through her iiifiu- enc<> that Slegler gave up the idea of j being a Cicrinaii siiy and she caiisi-'l him to make a conressiou In uliicli lie alleged that Captain ISoyd, thr> German n;iv;il attache, v.as beliiiid his activity lor the German c;iuse. At the hotel it was IJ 'iirued that the woman who (|eKcril )(td herself as being Mrs.i Stegler and Mateikkei arrived in an .•nifoniohile at the hotel Sunday night. They carried suitcases, \yhich, according to the li ')t <'l pr'ople. tlii'y guarded very <;ireriilly, even refusing to'allow the bill hoys ' to carry them to an adjoining riidin ' after I hey h;id . registered at the Imiel. .Mrs. Richard P. Stegler. arrcsieil today at the Hotel Ureiioble oti a charge of assault made by .\rtliiir Mateiket a reporter lor a German newsptijier. was discharged ,l ;i1(.'r in the police court. Had the; evidence .been more definite, the magistraie said, Ke would have l)een more deli- nite. He would have b(M >ii inclined to send .Mateiket to tlU' worU house. .Almost at ttie moment of .Mrs. Stealer 's discliarge the Federal Cranil Jury returned an indictmelit fh .ug- ing her husband with cousiiiracy against the I'nited States for obtaining a passport falsely. Two others were indicted with him. i ;i <;hard Madden, in whose name the passport was issued, and. Gustave Cook of Hoboken, who, it is charged participated^ in obtaining the passport. The three men were to be arraigned later in the afternoon. Mrs. Stegler spent the night in a cell in the police Htation. .Mateiket, w;ho appeared against her told tlie court she had attacked him in a bedroom with a bottle and had beaten him over the head with a caii<'. He showed no marks of an encounter, however. Facis brouglit out showed that,he and another man accoiupanied two women to the liotel, one of them being Mrs. Stegler. Mrs. Stegler testified' tlu 't the ])arty remained together during the e itire period at the liotel and that the two men had tried to disrobe her. At no fime were she and Mateiket Jilone she I said. She characterized the charge i against her as a "frame-up." HAS SH;\EI> AGREEMENT WITH ENtiLAND AND FRANCE. Holies (o Eiilarire Her Territory and lias Her Eye on Transylvania for Annexation. today. V In diseharging the coraplaiat filed curred. FREDERICK A/EyERHE>k,usEB lleie are fiiur gre;ii Ainericau Imsi- ti".s« men v. iui liave, died witliin lUi: past i'ew itiontiis. and tliougli luich one carried an enonuous load for iiiost of ;he years of his life, he livi'd p> a ripe nld aue. an age beyond the average. .\iiririan li. IN^aiii. nuancier. was 71 ve ;us iif age; C.eorge Westiiighouse, iCT'.j ye:irs; .Anthony .V, Hrady had attained the age of TU; and Freilerick W'eyerhe-ii.'ser, rich tin.Sier owner, was nearly so when death caiiH-. ' against Mrs. Stegler the nttigistrate said he would be inclined to send Mateiket and his companion to the work liousi! if the testimony were more clear. .Mrs. StegUtr told the police slie ccm siiiereil she had been t:raliped. She said that a woman friend of hers, An iia Jlofiinau by naiiiiji. had, call-d her on tlie phone and made an appointment to meet her iti ttie eevning as slie had something important to communicate. When they met her friend was accompanied by two well dressed young men who invijed her into the automobile and later invited her to dinner at the hotel. T-ater Mateiket began tjuestiouing her about the pass• port case over winch the row 'w- I V.y the .\ss ..ei:ileil Pnv.^) I!aris. .Mar. 1.—Th<! Roumanian Minister of tlie interior is credited with the slateiueni that a representative of his court has made a" formal agreement wiiti Great Britain^ and I-'rance lor tlie entering of Rounriinia into the war oiiiihc side of the alli (!S. Bucharest advici's say lliat ten classes of (he lioutiianian reserves have been called to :<:olors ror March 13. It has been expr-cted that sliould Ron iuaiiia eiitir tlie war she would do so in the hoin'> of enlarging her territory Willi Ihe ohjeci of obtaining 'I'rausyl- vania. which is poi)ulatcd largely by IlDumaiiiaiis. Itli; I . S. Sllir MAS NEAR MINE.S. The NehruNka Reuihos New York After Ei(!ntfiil Voyairc. .New Vcirk, I'liti. 2S.—The American .•ileatiHf .Vebiaska, which took a car- i;fi (if cdttoti from (iaivesloii lo Bre- iiieu, n;ached hert! today with l ,,"i0O lolls of gener .-il meichaudise from Ger lijiaiiy on lioaiil. The .\'( biaska sailed for this port Peliiu.iry !i. Before proceeding far she was intercepted by a British cruiser and taken into Stornoway. Tlii' .\ebra .-ika is an oil burner aiul ill" e ;ii.taiii was nsked if lie had supplied German submarines with fuel (ill. He convinced ti 'C' British ofti'cials tliat the oil he carried was needed for the homeward triji and that he had t "it s""plied a"v vessel. In the .North Sea off the Weser. the Xeliraska passed six floating mines. eOM3 ON MEXICAN GUNOOAT Thirty IVrsoas Are hilled When a -llarrcl of Rice" Exjilodcs on Board I'rotrresso. illv lti.> .\s .-.peiHlr-il I'n-ss) fialveslon. Tev., .Mar. 1.—News reached the Mexican consulate here today telling of an explosion on board the .Mexican Gunboat Progresso. resulting in the death of thirty persons, mostly women and children. The explosion occurred yesterday lUorning while the boat 'was in the harbor at l»rogres .so. It is said that what was purported to be a barrel of rice sent on board was in reality a bomb iire- pared by iiersoug opposed to the Car ranza regime. The Mexican consul here has cabled for I'urtlier information as he is inclined to be skeptical of the report reaching"^ him today. Kinir Geonre Visits Fleet. Londun, Feb. 2*!.—King George returned to the palace this evening af- Iter a visit to soniejof the war.ships o!" rlie yaud fleet. \ which Feld Marsl won from them Russians back fr! Consequently |the continues on the al Von Hindenberg vhen he threw the Dm East Prussia, stubborn struggle line from Bohr to the Xarew, where Grand Duke Nicholas has yet to establish hitiiself. - Vienna reports a violent engagement in Bukowina without saying any thing about the outcome, while Petrograd claims to liave checked the advance of the Allied Austro-Germans in that region. In the west theatre interest centers in the figliting in the Champagne region, where the attacks and counter attacks liave held sway with particular violence. Berlin claims to! have repiilsed the French attacks in this ass(jrts the French ful. The French ve captured two . trenches northwest region while Paris liave been success also claim to hi thousand yards of of P.eausejour. The seeming diminished power of the German opinions from the Vistula to the Nieman. which Is particularly evidenced in the fighting around Przasnysz. where j the Germans have been thrown back on the defensive, lias led tlu' Riissitin general staff to plan ji new defenjsive movement. Ac(!ordin gto the general staff, 'Operations are now in a general transitory stage preceding the beginning by the Russians of a giuieral aggressive t'ampajgn ovi^r the whole of the north, ern front. Rejiorls received from Przasuysz say (hat town was almost totally d(v stroyed in the fierce and unlntcrrupt- lid ligliiing durinjJ the last week. The official reports ddclare that' during the battle, whichi extended' over a wide front toward Ossowctz garriscm of the Ossowetz fortress made a suc- <-essful sortie and brought back with th(!m a number of German officers who were observing the operations from tree tops. ! Al STRIAN LOSSES TERRIBLE. First Army is Almost Entirely W liied Out of Existence. London. Feb. 2.S.—The Morning Posts Hungarian correspondent at Budapest telegraphs: "The original [first line army of 2 million men with which Austrlii-Hun- gary began the war is almost! nonexistent by now. These seven months have cost the nionarchy four times as many men as they are willing to admit officially. They have lost not 4(10.000 but l.tiOO.OOn men killed, wounded and prisoners. Of these 200.000 of the wounded gradually are being sent back them, however, recovered. "IF WE LOSE to the front, some of not having properly I, WHO CAN AIDr British Statesman Sars Amerirn Cuuldnt Do Much. Bangor. Wales, via I ^ondon, Feb. 28. —The Chancellor of the Exchequer. David i.loyd-George. made a pointed reference to tl e I'nited States here today. "If Germany triumphs over thjs country.' 'he said, "she will be practically dictator of the world. And where could we then Idok to a chivalrous country to protect us—to -America? "I "If countries like France and Russia, with huge armies, and we. with the most powerful navy in the world could not face this terrible machine, how could Amei'rica step in? It would be more than America could do to de-. fend her interests in her own contl- \ nent. .America is more u'nready than we witfe.

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