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REGISTER. XVIIt NO. 111. The Weekly Remitter, EtUbllahed 1867. Tly Daily RegTitcr. E«U|»li«had 1897. lOLA, KAS., MAR. 4, 1915—THURSDAY EVENING. Successor to The lol« Daily^eglster,_ The lola Daily Record and The 3ally Index. EIG^T PAGES mm 1 Miiii EXCITING coi; KTSHl HISl'STENO" •LIMA3E TO THEIR P BE(a> IIEKE. FRIINTIC HUNT FdiREIICHER P\BSO>S SEEMED TJO BE SCARCE 1> I'AKStpiS. A. Curtis Obtained License Here Siieedily and W'ltli ftride on Arm ItUitlied for Minis^r in luxL iJregf?, his to record time, p pie 10 "catch Le«,ve it to Ithe oil l)oys to be dead gameJ A life of fascinating- speculation as to when where and iio^- pay sand may be Btiluck; a fluctuating market for petroleum, leaving a fortune on hand one moment 'and the remains, of one the next and the journey here and there in the wake of liewly developed fields effectively prepares ^he man who follows the driUiag rig to meet any situation, no.niat'ter how sudden or disconcertii g it maj^.be. Andj *for prAof of tljis, witness the feat of A. N. Curtis, a wealthy oil man of Chilnute wlo, not toj he either flus- trE ^ted or frus rated bj ^the scarcity of gentlemen of the cloth and the rapid ebbing of precious moqients, chartered a taxicab, impressed drug store clerk for a witness and rushed to choir jiracjtice in pr^gresis in': the city of Parsons where he found the Rev. Charles E. Henry ,paitor of the First Baptist church, who \edded 7iim to Miss Et lel c rmer stipnographer, in piennittin^ the bridal cou- ... - t ^he flyer" back to Chanute, their old home |own. \yhen Mr. Curtis -walked casually intO 'the office of Joseph B .Smith, probate judge, jat the cdurt house here, and called for a marriage license, he did not api)ear to be in great haste. Judge Smith Issued the document with the ordinary care anil dispatch and Curtis left. The judge often loses a "case' 'and wks not at all disappointed when the Ch mule man departed. It was the court s guess-that some one of the Ipla mil) sters wi^uld get the job and that wotild be O.jK. after all. But marryifig in loli apparently was far from Mr. Curtis'i plan. Rejoining iiis fiantee.MIS^ Ethel Gregg, a quick trlD wis m,ade-to Parsons. • From this point", the "plot thickened rapidly" and the succession of events is reported in,the follbwing press dis- path sent out from Parsons: taxicab '^baeeotsr F^rsons for a parsoh, and imaiiy %. marriage by a minister whrt quit in* the middle of a choir rehearsal to perform the ceremony, were features that attended the wedding here,of A. ?)f. Curtis, of Cha- nuie, an eitlerly oif; man, and Miss Ethel Gregg, of th4 same place, a young and attractive stenographer who formerly work#i for Curtis. Curtis and Miss Gri ^gg quietly board ed a tram at Chanut^jand came to Par sons. They, expecte^ to be here between train,: catchingithe Katyjlimited for a, honeymoon in^ ttie sou^h. The train bringing them jfo town was late, and there'was less tfian two h 'ours in which to gel the Knot tied and catch the limited.: The. pair found .a jtaxicab. at the depot and bfipdly directed the driver to tace themito the inearest preacher. Mi. Curtis already having ob • tained a marriage li |enBe Th^ ministers all seemid to be out. Seven( had been visited and no one to offlcialte could be foiind. The driver did not know any mare to try. "W ^ll, stop here, then," the prospective groom fcomman^ed. It happened- to be in front of a drug store. Curtis rushed insiae and afeked the clerk if he Icnew \ifhere they could find a preacher. Ifhe drugiclerk learned the Rev- Charleb E. Heiiry, passtor of the First Baptist churclj^ could be found at a choir rehearsaK Curtis insisted the clerk accompany.Hhem to stand up as best manj, and the; party was si )eed- ily driven to the ciiurch. where Mr. Henry perfdrmed th^ ceremony in the lobby. Thelgroom slipped the preacher a fee and draggiCfg^ his bride by the band, he riced doiSjn the steps and the bridal [lair lea^.ed itito the taxi. The newly weds caught tlleir train. Two Hundred >V(^rknien Wanted. . At least that nii^y. anti probably several hundred more, can find employment Iri lola rij ^ht now—cleaning - the snow oh their -own or somebody else's Bidewklk or rorof! Of course that isjmore or less of a joke. But 'speaking- seriously, lire there not a good ni &ny men and boys in Tola who could piick up a good many qufirters or half dojiars which they reilly need if they:would only get a "hustle" .and a shovel aiid go about offering their services.to clean off the Bn')W. The Regtster 'knows a good ni! nv men who wduld gladly pay a go )d round sum tQ get their walks chared off after ev^ry snow, but no- bo !v applies for th> job and so they eitSier let ii go or shovel it off them- se ves. Alio the ri^of of every store bu ildlng in lola ought to be clealred after every^ storm, imd the owners of SX least, ha! f of the* would gladly en- tei into c( ntract ^ith some reliable mi n to do the woA regularly when ev sr it is lequlred .i '-he Register ha? been told that there are a good.-Jnany men in lola whose! families fiaye been helped by the county or by ifrivate chanty dur- {"•rjthe present' \rtnter because the inen were unable jto get work. But ••"flt nn'ot be a mistake for no man h*p'appliel" to this^oflSce fw work al- tbough th ire tiave been at least as maiiv jobs as i^ere.have been apour Btorms.'i' I • THE WEATHER FORECAST FOR KANSAS: Probnb- ly snow toiiitrht and Erida>'; not much clianice in temperature; I'reHli winds. Data recorded at the local office of the U. S. Weather Bureau: Temperature—Highest yesterday 3 p.. m., 37; lowest this morning 10 a. ni., Wt; normal for today, 38; deflc- icHncy yesterday, 1-; ^xcess since Jan- u^jiry 1st, 398 Sdegrees. Precipitation for 24 hours ending T a.'m. today, .Sii; total for present niDnth to date, .8">; excess since January 1st, 4.93 inches. ' , River stage V a. m. taday, 4.1 feet. Relative humidity 7 a. m. today, 9."> per cent ; barometer reduced to sea level, 29.90 inches. POOL HULLS THE ISSUE HERE LAHARPE IVILL VOTE OX QIBB. TIO.N OF LICENSE -APRIL ST^ Council Once Ordered Them Closed but Upon Receipt of Protests Decid< ed to Submit Mutter to Voters. Whether or not the city shall license pool halls will be the paramount issue at the city election to be held in LaHarpe April 4th. The usual set of municipal officers will be elected but "how they stand on the pool hall question" will have a great deal to do with the yote they receive. Probably the candidates will line up,..on pro-pool and anti-pool hall platforms. A few weeks ago,' the city council declined to license pool halls, thus putting them but of business. Protests were filod and the council decided to submit the question to the voters at the spring election. <. Those who oppose the licetising of pool rooms declare that the whole atmosphere of such institntions, even if no perceptible harm may be observed, is conducive to immoral tendencies and-that ample recreation may be provided in other places. 63RD. CONGRESS NISHES WORK ALL WORK IS DO\E BEFORE THE CLOCK POINTS TO 1* M. THE SHIP RILL WHS flOPElESS CROSSES. (Oopimsbt: IBU: By John T. UcCutcheon.] HOUSE FEELS SATISFIED > WITH WORK IT HAS DO>E. ' Congrress Has Been la Almost Continuous Session Since Wilson's InuugurationL (By the Associated Press; Washington, Mar. 4.—The Senate adjourned at 12:04 p. m. and the House after turning back the hands of the clock adjourned at 12 p. m. 'ine total appropriations were $100,484,324, several millions un- i der the record of the previous 1 congresses. In ihe closing hours I the President signed* the neutral- I ity resolution, empowering him to I prevent shipa leaving American I ports with supplies for belligerent I warships. t ^ ^tM\ I SNOWSIORM'WREXKSOIIIIIJIGE With Tola I Precipitation of Nearly Seven Inches Poles and W^ires (>o Down. In the wake cf the heavy snow that is falling in iola and southeast Kan-^ Fas this afternoon comes the inevit- al)le dafnage to and interferinice with tran.sportation facilities and communication by wire. Since last night there has been a precipitation of nearly seven inches of snow, the season's record here, and five inches have fallen since 7 o'clock this morning. The telegraph wires were the first to go and early this morning it was reported that such service was badly crippled not only in Kansas but in Missouri. The Associated Press announced that its telegraph service out of Kansas City was >adly impeded. Long distance telephones to certain points still were working out of lola late this afternoon, liut many toll lines had yielded to theij weight of snoW and were out of commission. It was reported that 40 poles had toppled ov^r in the Wcinity of Tola since last night. Passenger service on the railways and the interurban was somewhat dis turbed late this afternoon with the prospect that conditions would be much worse b}- night. The Marr motor bus was making its re2Ul ?r trips to Humboldt early in the afternpon. Thoushl the general forecast was for fair weather tomorrow, H. K. Holcomb ob.server in charge of the local station, says that .conditions have not clians-ed as rapidly as anticipated and that the prospect is for more snow tonight and tomorrow. I.\DEPE>DE\CE NEXT VICFIM. Final Ba«ikct Ball Game of Seai^ion Here Tomorrow NIglit Tlie final basket ball game of the season in this city will be played in tile skating rink auditorium tomorrow nisfht !)e<<inning at 8 o'clock with the lola and tiie Independence high school fives contesting for supremacy. Independence has twice defeated lola an dhopes to administer the first 191.') beating to thr; Second district champions and contenders for the state ponnant.' The lolans are in prime condition and Coach Harris expects theni to win, although by all the "breaks" of luck they should lose a game some time. This may be the game but no one will believe it until defeat actually takes plac'.. Independence has a fast five and the .game tomorrow night will be fine food for the fans. The usual admission will b<; cliargod and the house willbe made comlortable. V. -H. (\ A. Bible Class. The high school; boys' Bible class met last ev(^ning at the Y. M. C. A. at 6:20. After the usual supper at which members of*^ the faculty, Miss Irish, Miss Griffiths, Miss North and Miss Varner, waited on the tables, Rev. B. M. Powell took up the discussion of the lesson. Next Sunday's lesson deals with Saul's selection as king and Dr. Powell summed up its meaning in the words:, •"The. throne does not make the king; nor the; king the throne.". Following tills the boys were asked que-stions by the speaker relating to the elements of kingship. The contest song was, "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder," and the strong tenor voices of the, fellows on Red side led thepi to victory. Jn fact the Reds as well as. the Blues are in the Might now and both sides extend a hearty welcome to all who will come. Come on : feilaws. let's have another good meetinc next W«dnead «]r nlsht- 4 Washington, Mar. 4.—Congress has shown an uhexpectea t)urst of speed and practically flniaiied its work today two hours before the time for adjournment. . i Two appropriation bills, the postal and the Indian bills failed at the last moment and joint resolutions were' passed extending the' current appropriations for the postofllce department and the Indian Bureau over the next fiscal year. the House cleaning its slate before ten o'clock settled down to wait for news. Democratic Leader Underwood making his last sPeech on the floor of the House before going to the Senate, declared the House haa done its work and if the government were not properly financed it would not be the fault of that body. The Senate after concurring with the House on the current appropriations went into executive session to lake up noraihation.s. »'resldent Wilson began signing bills iand resolutions at i) o'clock. All hope of the shipping bills and conservation measures was abandoned anil while the president worsted both houses marked time for the hand or the clock ,to touch 12, noon. The Sixty-third Congress had been in almost continuous session since the inauguration of President AVilson two years ago. Beginning with an extra session called by the. "resident April 7„ 1913, the Congress has worked continuously for 637 days. Much important legislation was accomplished, but much contemplated, soma of it hard pressed by the Presi- dent'and parly leaders was left undone. It is the present intention of the President and his advisers to give Congress a rest. Rather than force an extra session they would leave the remainder' of the administrations aspirations to a new Congress next win ter, which, although under Democratic control will have a greatly reduced majority in the House. Foremost in the enactrnents of the Sixty-third Congress ^^re: The L'nderwood-Simmons tariff act, with the income tax, which replaced the Payne-AIdrlch tariff law. Anti-trust lawg to supplement the Sherman act,- including the Clayton iaw and the Federal Trade Commission act. Repeal of the Panama Canal Tolls eremption for American coast-wise shipping. An act directing the building at a cost of $35,000,0(0 of a government railroad to the m neral fields of Alaska. Act to regulate cotton exchanges and to penalize deallilgs in purely speculative cotton future sales. I A special internal revenue tax, com monly called the "war tax." , A' government war risk insurance bureau to Insure American ships against the hazzards of war, and an act providing for the transfer of fer- elgn-owned or built ships to American registry. Of those measures which failed of enactment or could not be considered for lack of time, the following are regarded by the^ Democratic leaders as paramount: Bill for government purchase or charier of transoceanic ships for the , establishment of an American mer- i chant marine which c-.countered the most stubborn filibuster in the history of the Senate, created an Insurgent movement in trie ] Democratic ranks and held up general legislation for weeks of the last session: The immigration bill includiiig a lit eracy test, fo raliens, wihich passed both hoas^s, was vetoed by"the President and failed by a narrow margin to repass ithe House on a motion to overturn the veto. Conservation measures \ urged by the President to provide a new system for leasing of water-power sites and a leasing system to open the niln eral resources of the country. A bill to enlarge the measure of Philippine self-government and to tend the promise of ultimate independ ence to the Filipino people. Regulation by the Interstate Commerce Commission ol the issue of rail road securities. Rural credits legislation contemplat ing the establishment off a system of farm mortgage loans. (CoBtinued p»K^ 2) The VictorU Cross, the. Iron Cross, and the Cross of the Legion of Honor May Be Very Important Abroad— But This Is the Qnly One That Concerns Us. PITTSBUIKJH BA.XKERS ARE .\L. SO PRO.HlAENT BREiVEHS. 6ERMI1II mi CLOSES oooRS ?\:r.;!;;!::!:.!:"'l KEENEWOOLDRREMOEMLOCK nowxwAim IN tiiicAUo • 1 Slock in-Brcwiui^ Coinimnr Suffered Heavy Losses Thruiif;^ Prohibition .Movi'iiicnts. n<y llip Ass(ifi;itf'<] J'ri ssl Pittsburg, Ta.. Mar. • 4.— The German NalioiiaJ Bank of I'iitsburg didi-> not open its •doors for bu.siness today. ,•> A notice on the door.s said it was;«> closed yesterday by tlie comiitroller of the currency. The officers and • directors of the German XatJonai arc closely identified with tha Pittsburgh Brewing Co., whose secarities recently suffered heavily on the Pittsburgh Slock Kx- change heciiuse of t.ie enactnieut of prohiljition laws in West Virginia and local option in Kastern Ohio, territory in which th« brewing company fornl- erly did- a large business. The German National was organized in 1904 with a capital of $5()0,00p and in Dewjmber reported deposits of $3,240,923. Its surplus and undivided profits were |594,26i>. Its dividend rate was 7^2 per cent annually, A. A. Fnauenheim, vrce-president of the bank i;s a director in the Pittsburgh Brewing qompr.ny and E. .1. Vils.ack, a (directojr in the bank is vice president ,of the brewmg company. Chica ^'o, March I Wheat prices made a sudden down- nurd plunge in the last lifiecn minutes of (lie tradini; today. Reports wer«' current tliat millions of dollars wortli of orders for Kar supplies, mostly arms 'and ammunition, bad been cancelled in the last forty-eijfht iioiirs. Although coufirniatlon of the rep(»rt w:is lacking flie niarkcl 'irokc to a point TK -c iK'Iotv last nitrlif. the .May delivery toncliiuL' !i>I.:i7. APPOINT .lOINT CO.V.niTTEES TO S Y. rrLE APP110PItlATIONS. Rural High School Is ^'iven Another ' INiost in Buniwell Bill, Pa.ssed in the Senate. THE OPINION OF AN EXPERT Professor Salser Is Anxiviis to Have lolii Kent Up with tiie High School Procession. ProfesKor C. W. Sal.ser, who for four years was princiyal of the lola high scliool, but who for the past five years has been Director of Extension in the State ."^iornial,: came In yesterday after noon for an official visit to the scliools of lola. An informal reception was tender<!d:: him last evening at Library Hall which in spite of the stormy niglit was iitttdnded by a dozen or more of the .^vxjrinal school graduates residing here. This, morning Mr .Salser visited the Itigh school, and later when seen by a Register reporter he spoke in the warmest terms of the excellent work being done. He was reluctant to he Ir tervlewed on tiie subject of the new building, but when pressed for an orjiinion he said: On account of my long connection with the lola high school I am still deeply interested In It and If I were a citizen here I should certainly support the proposition that is now iumd- Ing for a new building. The truth is that if lola is to keep step with the high school procession in the state sucli a building is absolutely necessary. Parsons, Coffeyville, Cherryvale and .N'eodesha have all made notable advances in their high school facilities within the past year or two or are preparing, now to do so. 1 sliould certainl.v be sorry to see lola fall behind ot'ier towns of equal or of less population, for I firmly believe your school population is going to increase rather than diminish from this time forward. And in all my experience I never knew, a town whicli complained that it had tpo good a high school." returned to Einporia on train. SM THAT OREIIKS RECOflO Thirty-three Indus is the Fall of Snow Recorded in ro]ieka I»ur. ing This Season. <V,y the Ass(ifi:!i.=rt Prpsi^i Topeka, Mar. 4. —This is the thirty- third day on which snow has fallen in Kansas, this winter. The season's record breaks all previous ones the fall for the 1914-15 season being 33 inclios. In the eastern section about two inches was on the ground at noon today. In the west the fall was heav ier. At Salina tlifi snow measured 12 inches. • Kansas City, |lar. 4.—Rain, snow and sleet fell over most of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, and the Da kotas and parts of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana. Alabama and Tennessee today according to the local weather bureiiu. The snow ranges in depth from 2 inches lin Kansas City to 9 inches in central Kansas add 11 inches in North Nebraska. STANOARD OIL STEAMER HELP Mr. Salser the arternoool Colonel Goethals Honored. (By tJje Associated Press) WashinKton. March 4.—Colonel Geo. W. Goethals was nominated to be Major General today in recognition of his Isenibe in building the. Panama Ca^al. Platuria >Vas Formerly u (i<>rnian Shijt and Has Been Twice Destined by British. (\^V. (!»•• j-X.-ssooi.-iieti Press) London,. Mar. 2.—-(Delayed in transmission K—Tlio Standard Oil, Company's .steamer Platuria, bound for Maimo, Sweden, has been detained at Kirkwall, Scotland by order of the adniirjtjty olflcials, |x.-nding investigation. The Platuria was formerly the Ger man steamer' Diamant, but she now sailg iiinder American registry having chaiifiifd lior (lag last October. This is the' second time the I'laturia has has been detained by tii^ marine aii- tliorities of Great Britain. - The latter j)art of October she-vas seized by the British warfehips off the coast of Scot land and taken lo Spornaway. At lllat time she was on her way from .\ew York to Arhus with a cargo of illiiniinaling oil. The United States formally protested against her detention and she was released in November. Miy tlm ,'\ssti ('iare(I rresycj Topeka, Mar. 4. —The house today passed the public accountant bill, pro viding for certification of county ac- eoiiiits by' the state-university. It pro vides that an expert accountant shall have a license issued by the state university. Rural High School education was given another boost under the Bardwell bill, passed by the Senate this morning, 'i'he measure gives to' rural ^ districts the right to vote themselves J a high school if they are riot provided with such facilities. Areas of not less.than,IG miles may be created in Kansas whether they contain two townships or not. The Mothers' pension bill will be a special order of business in the Sen ate Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Representative Layton's plan to divide the school tax for public service corporations among school districts was killed in the house today. The house today made the first move to break the appropriation dead lock wliea it adopted the resolution of Keene of Bourbon county calling for the aiipointinent of a joint committee to settle the controversy. Senator Frank Price of Clark county declared on tlie floor of the Senate yesterday, following the defeat of the .senate coiiimjttee's public utilities bill that the senate had been coerced by a large and unscrupulous lobby which has hung around the chamber for the past two weeks. Senator Jouett Shouse and .Senator Stavely members of the committee which spent weeks drafting the bill declared that they unreservedly indorsed Price's statement. After amending Ihe bill to exclude municipally owned utilities, the senate killed the bill by a vote of 22 to 6, • , CablKitres in Imperial (iiardeiu Amsterdam. March 4. —The Vossis Zeitung in a recent issue said it ihart he.trd from Vienna that on orders of Emi'eror France .Joseph, the imperial garden .ind all other available spa'ce would be used lor raising cahhaj^es to help out with the food supply. Rescue Piirtj Makes Hendway. Hinton. \V. Va., March 4.—The rescue party made rapid progress at the wrecked mines at Thurmond during the mornipg and fresh air was forced for into the workings. At noon it was announced that SiV'bodies had been recovered. WILSON MAKES A STATEMENT Says Congress .lust Closed Will Prove its Stutesuiunship as it is Test ed in Ihe Future. ! nty the AssOfillled »^CS !0 , Washington. Mar. 4.—After his return to the White House'today President Wilson dictated the following statement: "A great congress has closed its session. Its work will prove the pur poses and (|uality of its statesman- shin more and more, the longer'it is tested. Business has now a time of calm and thoughtful adjustment before it, disturbed only by the European war. The circumstances createij by the war puts the nation to a special-test, a lest of its true character and its self-control. The constant thought of every patriotic man should now be for the country, its peace. Its order, its Just and tempered judgment in the face of the perplexing difflcul- ties. Its dignity and ITS strength>like will appear not only in the revival of its business, despite adnormal conditions, but also In (ts power to^think, to purpose and to act with patience, with, disinterested fairnest, and without excitement, with a spirit of friend Iiness and enlightenment which will establish its prestige throughout - the worljS." FIERCE Fl HT * N WIST FRONT AUSTRIANS Sl'STAIN HEAVY LOSS ES IN MARCH iNt»RTHWARD. STILL POUND ATI DARDANELLES ALLIFD FLEET RECEIVES. REINFORCEMENTS TODAY. Ships Fire Has Made a Hell of the Strait Even Though the Turkn Deny thfc Loss. (By the Assoejiated Pre.ss') Tendon, Mar. 4. -The Interest of British readers in the Russian campaign has again drifted to the extreme west battle line where Petrograd reiiorts that Gen. Brufflloff has won a noteworthy ] victory south of Baligrod, inflicting ij heavy losses on the Austrians who ^^•ere again pressing north to the relief of Przemysl. At the same time an unofficial dispatch from Bucharest credits the Rus sian forces -with the. reoccupation of towns in Galicia, about sixty miles from Tarnopl. ^ On the other hand Vienna reports the repulse of desperate Russian counter attacks iil the Carpathians with comparative ijiactiyity along the remainder of the ;Hne. Berlin admits tlie German r4tirement from the north of Warsaw, v'hlch Was made in good order in spite of the haste that necessitated the abandonment of the wounded. On' the western battle front in Belgium and in France the French now appear lo be content to hold the position they claim t|'o nave won in the Champagne district.. While British bHtlleships are battering away at .No.! 8 and No. 9 in the Dardanelles from a point ten miles within the entrance, French warships from the gulf of £aros are bombarding the Turkish position at Bulair. Krupp (-uns Unmounted. A report has been current in London that C'Crtain big Krupp guns rie- cenlly sent lo the Dftrdaneiles are still unmounted an|j that an aerial re- connaisance made last evening seems to confirm this report. •The battleships of the allies -Which no'w show all the colors of the triple entente with the addition of a Russian cruiser undoubtedly turned the strait of the Dardanelles into an inferno which has spelled destruction to the Tt^rkish. defenses. On the other hand,-reports from Constantinople deride this activity as Ineffective. The Turks, however, dt^ admit the destruc lion of outer forts, which they say they expected, but they declare the inner works impregnable. The Turks rely on mines biit the mine sweepers of the Allies have- been busy within a mile and a half of the forts, destroy ing a Turkish mine field detected by a sharp-eyed aviator. Among other reinforcements which are said now to mjake the fleet of the Dardanelles numl^ over fifty ships, is the British battleship Canopus, last heard of as anchored off the Falkland islands. In the Falkland Island fight the Canopus fired the first shot at the German squadron under command of Admiral Von Spee. The only craft which either French or British authorities has been coihpelled to withdraw from action is the British torpedo boat destroyler Zephyr, built 20 years ago. The allied fleet; morning resumed this (Thursday) their bombArdment of the inner forts ot the Dardanelles according to a Renters dispatch from its Athens correspondent. The text of the dispatch follows: ^ The bombardment of the Iwter forts of the Dardi |nelle8 was resumed Thursday morninp. Ten warships [operation. Accord- joflicer only two) ot remain intact. The took part in the ing toia British the Turkish forts Allijed landing pai'tiesj round the charred remains of soridlers in the damaged forts, showing mat the TUrks had burned their dead before evacuating their position.". Geneva, .Mar. 4.—That Austria lost nnich of her best recent fighting in information recei guns lo,st include new artillery in the East Prussia Is the ed here from what is considered reliable sources. The 23 batteries of 305 millimeters and n'nmbers of 135 millimeters. In the region surrounding Plock, Kutno and Zgierz alone, nine complete batteries are said to have been captured by the itussians while nine others were destroyed. \. M.'Dun\ap, L. E. Horville and John Henderson sjpent the day ioliclt- ing for funds fbr the maintenance of the work of-the county farm agent in Allen county. They met with gratifying success for. the business men were snowbound and none could ,get. away. But if an avenue ot escape had been open, there would have been no fugitives for lola Is pjleased with the progress made in Allt n county and glad, to h?.ve been of assistance. Agent Watkins wiil remain -on the job as in the past despite flattering offers elsewhere. Allen cbuntlans have indlcat- e.i their appreciation of'his services in a substantial khanner and he ig too d(^eply_interested and appreciative of the attitude towajrd him to leave.' Show ing the increase in the interest in Mr. Watkin's work. It may be noted that instead of now claiming its original trio of membersl ips in the Agrieultur. *al Club, Carlyh township now bas ! twenty members. ' ^

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