JOURI -I AL.
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NEW BERN, NORTH CAROUNAjMARCii 23 t915
TO GET TOGETHER
Shuffling Don't Pan
Oct as Had Been An-
: ticipated and the Bi
furicated Must Have
Another Deal Tis a
Raleigh,' March 50 The first ef
(ort of harmony shuffling between
th Republican and the Progressives
has failed, according to members of
the get-together party today and the
bifurcated must have another deal
g vThe sjory is yerv simply . The two
Vtions' which went different direct
Hkns two years ago came.4o oonclude
hrthe,Ieleatioathat ifone Demo
' jtio'ndate could beiat' another
mi eouniy emce, certainly aKepuo-
' uoai ouglR. beat, both if jr poll all
fhe vote, vtht b,igiU Tat collected
ln.1908. ,Ia thai flection Mr. Taft
earned Wake oiinty outside Raleigh.
. V Th'Csnequiiee
$ In .Ponjiequence'V this comforting
refkcosOit' is';a1(i that Chariman
'. 7L 'J Andrew&tf thei Republican
regulars jLnd Chairman A. D. Vp
ehjarch , of 'the Roosevelt irregulars,
Jailed ; jointly ' a Harmony meeting.
E(5me qfthe best Republicans and
J'rogretaiyes were in the signed call
:They .4.ot want any better ore-.
- dentiaTs.than Antt-Demooraoy. Ev-
r' erybodilKHhat believed ,' Democratic
dethronement is necessary was asked
to hold up his hand.. Many hands
r went. up. Ex-Postmaster Willis G.
Briggs was. one ot the signers.' So
' were Messrs. Upchurch and Andrews,
t is understood, whether they; ft t
:"telied their Banoocks or gave their
Yuamet . orally, .i. Both . : favored the
meeting. . . . ,ir
H uom agreea, resign. 7ney ,naa
fought long enough. Andrews beat
.,' Lester Butler in 1912 and Mr. Up-
:; thureh succeeded , Mr. Butler when
.' that gentleman finished printing Mar
lon Butler's 1910 speech in the Cau
casian," Having no further need of a
t paper, and having carried serially
k that speech for two years or there
vabouts, Lester' Butler unloaded his
paper and went to Durham where
he is" making a good living in the
'. furniture business.
Andrew and Upohureh' incarnate
thetwo factions. The party has not
been le to fuse. Though a Roose
veli Van Colonel Logan Harris .was
Ufl&iteljr interested in ousting the
ButlqrUiee who were' ahti-Taftites.
, , Andrews and Harris have been' hold
ing the fort; with Willis Briggs stand
ing In' their corner.. .
f" 5 Meeting Held
N't They held that meeting. Upohureh
recalled the country editor who wrote
14 ef his , loathsome contemporaneous
. editor, "your absence front our midst
' mil a' long felt 'want. A Mr. ;Up
r " -ebttroh wanted to be absent from the
chairmanship and resigned it in writ
1 ing. " His disciples say, Mr. Andrews
agreed to do the tame thing but Mr.
' Andrews has not resigned. ' Conse-
: ' cjuently the two factions fail to line
up . solidly! against the Democrats
' and each, is deeply 'distraught just
', now. "
l They bad hoped to get in the city
' fight. ' They were ready to demand
. representation on the eity commis-J
sion. said they had been promised
a place.. But the perennial "ohur
, , manship" is on them and they oan
:'. tot unite.1 . ' : .. . : ;-;
t This is an "inside" story...; Nobody
' who11 signed that call . lenows any
thing about the agreemont, the meet
ing, the harmony deal, the demand
for a eity commissioner, nobody really
- en the interior, knows anything
, But the story is out and two chair
' men continue t preside over mori
bund factions while the Democrats
. go at t hings ' in their . usual
. . plaeenej. ' " ' "''',"'
LADIES TO HAVE
. , J1M,m . , A ;. w J
WUl- Take . Place - At. - the
' , Parish ' House-rMany ,
' Articles On Sale ?V
The 1 ad i (Mi of Christ church wUl
bold a bake- Wednesday March the
twenty fourth at the Parish! House.
If- it r s t ten o'clock and lasting
uu'l.f , ,r o'clock in the aftornoon.
Tli'ro will he on nl nladfl,f)icklei,
win n nihf viiu, lrowi; tintad, out
head r fi.r, csl-n, j j. !!io, can
dles, eti-. Aoy one i.l,inf to 1r9
pfciai orJ 4 win picpw lU v- J'rs
TROLLEY CAR IN
r BAD COLLISION
Crash On Cape Henry Line
v Tear Norfolk No
Nortolk, Ya., March 20 In a col
lisiontoday between two trolley cars
of the .Norfolk-Southern, near Bayville
station. Cape Henry line, two pas
sengers were badly injured and eight
or ten others bruised and out by flying
' The dangerously injured are: Wil
liam Dan Cooper, of Ooeana, and Mrs.
Mary Pierce, of Lynn Haven. Mr.
Cooper's head and side were injured
Mrs. Pierce is injured about the head,
face and neck. Attending physioians
are hopeful that both will recover.
'. The1 passenger car, one of large
steel structure, struck a work train
trying to make a sidings Both the
passenger and the motor car of, the
work train were telescoped. A curve
in the road prevented the two mot
ormen from seeing each other un
til it was too late to prevent the col
lision, but the forward speed of both
had been partly checked, and accounts
for the tact hat no one' was killed.
, Motorman! Reid, ' of the passenger
ear, after turning on his a;r brakes
and reversing -the current, at the risk
of his own life, dashed into the coach,
shouting a warning to the passengers
of t)je danger. A number jumped.
PELL TO LOOK
; ' AFTERJWATTERS
Wijl See That Southern Rail-
; iway Company Acts
hay been reoeivrn'cdmM'nica-
tions from "up the road" "today
tellin g him not to let the Southern
slip off ' its Sanford-Oreensboro-Mt.
In the original list of trains sub
mitted by Mesars. Simpson, DeButt
and Sheldon yesterday, the Mt.
Airy . train from Greensboro was not
included, but it was brought up
later. - Judge Pell intimated from the
bench that he would 6ppose any
movement looking to the curtailment
of that servioe through the Guilford
to the 'Surry capital. The Southern
.wuld remove its morning passenger
tr44 and substitute the; mixed one.
But JudgefPell and he obmmissibii
will ,, look after' the Mount , Xiry,
Greensboro and Sanford people' When
the Southern asked several months
agoid take off one of these trains af
fecting the travel through from San
ford to Mr. Airy, Judge Pell opposed
it heartily as did other members of
BONDS BE SOLD
Commissioners . Yesterday
- Decided to Issue the ;
TO LIQUIDATE DEBT
Money to Be Used In Paying
? for Rebuilding of Neuse r
. ' River Bridge J
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The papers for- the 'sale of thirty
(lev tohusand -dcllars worth jot Cra
ven county , bonds were ; drawn up
yesterday by county attorney T.
T, Warren, at a special ' meeting of
th Board of Commissioners, and will
be sudmjtted to the attorneys for
the Sidney, Spitzer ComDanv- of
Toledo, Ohio, the. company to which
the bonds will be told, to be passed
' tali. CarVol Debt
i The bonds .will be sold to raise
sufficient funds to take eare of the
debt made by the county In rebuild
ing the . Neuse and Trent river, brid
ges which were partially destroyed
by the storm which visited this sec
tion of the State on the third of Sep
tember 1913. and will be made'payabU
twenty thousapd dollars in 1932 and
fifteen thousand dollars in MX, and
the rate of Intprnf will be flye find
ons oau per eeat. . rt '
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JUDGE CARTER TO
BE PUT THROUGH
Investigation As to His Im
moral Conduct Starts
OF GREAT INTEREST
New Bernians Await
Outcome 6f the In
Raleigh, March 20 Before a com
mittee of the House will begin Monday
the investigation into the conduct of
Judge Frank Carter of Ashevflle and
Solicitor Charles L. Abernethy . of
Beaufort. The judge has been oharg
immoral conduct in a resolution pre
sented to the House by Representa
tive Clark of Bladen, and his attor
neys have been furnished with the
bill of particulars. It is understood
that the names of several- well known
women will be brought into hearing
and the case will prove sensational
unless the prosecutors fail to make
good their charges.
The hearing will begin at 10
o'clock in the House before Repre
sentative R. A. Doughton, chariman;
H. P. Grier, A. R. Dunning, J. C. M.
Vann, W. P. Stacy. L. H. Allred
and R. S. Hutchison.
Much Interest Locally
There is great interest being mani
fested, locally in this investigation,
on acoount of the fact that Solicitor
Abernethy is a .citizen here and also
that the aflajr first started here.
Solicitor Abernethy was in the
city yesterday, but had nothing to
say in regard to the matter, further
than to remark that he was not
doing any talking; that he was leav
ing that for .the other side to do.
Quite a number of New Bernians
will be in attendance at this hearing
and it is understood that others will
be summoned to appear as witnesses.
Carter At Raletdh
Raleigh, March 20 Judge Frank
Carter, who has been holding eourt
in,:, the eastern part.of, the,; . State has
jtuawd-jtoJtale gh and i ready for
the Carter-Abernethy ease Monday'
Judge Carter since the Clark res
olution charging him with certain
official and moral offenses has de
manded an .immediate investigation
and the hearing Monday is a victory
for: the demand of himself and his
attorneys. He declared ' that his
administration of justice will . be
seYiously' crippled if he . is allowed
to 'rest under any. imputation what
soever and. he, did hjs, best to .have
the General Assembly hear these
charges while it was in session. The
special committee set .March 22 at
10 o clock in the morning for the
beginning ! of testimony.
In the reply, to the demand for
specific 'charges,, names ot witnesses
and names of individuals who are
charged with moral offenses with
Judge Carter, the demand was but
partly"met. The names of witnesses
were, not given fnd the. Carter at
torneys are not able to get these for
purposes of cross-examination. - How
ever, they do not regard this a serious
The hearing begins Monday but
there is no way to tell how long 4t
is to go.. ' It has been an nop need by
.the committee that it ,wil) not allow
the. testimony, to be protracted and
the -eastern half of North Carolina
w(ill not be summoned he're " Many
witnesses for Judge Carter ,aud oiij
cl tor Abernethy are expected to come
butvnoither side ia expeotod to intro
duce a great number, to testify to the
anie f acts.- . . J -.'.,'- '-" r -'''
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ART IN SALESMANSHIP '';
Atlanta, March .20.There's art
in salesmanship, , whethejr it "be ilk
hose, .sewing machines,, rubber hose
or . lire' engines,, as . City; Purchasing
Agent VV. JSUnamoers WiU teU yoji
after bit experience wlti'P. 0,' Her-
t.a. a. ' ii ' a . 1 i
pen,, agent ,oi ine., Amencan, L-
rranoe - company,.. maJcers or nre
apparatua.. u .. . :,A ; i.
. After his successful bid for a motor
truok had, been thrown out. for rea
sons which. Mr. Herbert explained "in
exquiuw uuiiu iiwieouoo oi toe siiu
atlon" . would be require to uiidtor
stand, he got the contract 0ft Ike se
cond round, bidding, in, thew JMWit'
terms:' ' - j: .."
I offer you big six oyHndo, truck
at my original bid of $5,700. t offer
"'We hare a big six complete at th
factory and. I Will ship 'you that at
onoe,. to be used until the' small six
can be made. ' When' the small six
eomos, .and if it should not rov
satisfactory, I will substitute, the big
six for It.": - '
. On the motlon'of Mayor Vy!(Jw4f(
trie oncp or ffteijttie tjx rf fcpt-
TO A QUARTETTE'
New Bern League Composed
and 'Fire Department'
FIRST GAME APRIL 20
Schedule for the .Season to
Be Made Public In
The Franchise Committee of the
New Bern City Baaebal League met
with President Thomas' Daniek. Jr..
last evening and'acoepted the fran
chise of the "Braves,"? Charles Elli
son, manager; "Giant"i Gscar Kafer,
managerj "Gherit," AIbrt Willis,
manager; and the "Fire Department"
with Alfred A. Kafer at msiasger.
T Slda riayw
' These managers will 1st' onee sign
up the players tot 'the' different
teams and will begin tV$rMtkefor-
the opening game which win be -play:
ed about' April 20tbv ahd-Trhicli .will,
be one of the gala event of the
season. -1' :
Better Playt .
Better baseball wiU : be .played, this
season than that seen last seaeon.' as
the teams will be more'eynly-matb'
ed and composed of bettef players.
The Fire Department" -team ;; will
issue a public chalfenge ro'a -matoh
game to be played diring4he State
r iremen s Tournament with any Are
company in the State the winner, to
uuiu tun ouw cnuMUjuvuauip : . .
;. .oSckydsJsY. flst'
TW schedule! m$it$ee .uio
engaged m getting i aohedule.f
the games .to be 'f pbjyed ; raurlfcfctliiii:
season and this wittw J)ubKahed 4o
the Journal witUn th oourseff the.
next few days. i "
Ghent.' Pair Re'dy ',. a
The Ghent ParV baSebaa.grtBjid
is being put i tiprto'p'ehape, for the
opening or tne season ; Tfte oiartwnd
has been ploughed and aednd., will
be much"fa8ter"'than;laltyeaT, 'int
suring better playing 'ntf ifeweB
Kinston Poultry Raiser Re
quests Marauder tp.Re.v
turn and -Get Bidclies
Kinston. N. O.J March 20iW. H.
O'Berry, a manufacturer, :trishEa.,the
party who stole-a hen from his.home
here Wednesday night would-;rer
turn and get the -motherless-brcod
that she 'was hovering: Mf. G'Bejry
oan't ' get' ootherfowl o2u,a4
to take thd rMponsibilityilorifiaiaing
the dozent little- weefekld .vhiakA tfct
are incessantly hirping foihoj moth
J Wants Him kdk.:' v , .
A- real human interest udrajaa . is
being enacted -by alow degrees in
the laundry - of -i Sing Leo on Queen
Street here. Lee'1 'wants his wander
ing nephew toi-eome baek, and is
visibly pining -tott the prodigal's re
turn. The sorrow, that earne-to iim
when Hong Lee . packed, iia trunk
several weeks ago etioka fast Jo the
oia'man, wno nae cnuaren or hit. own
back in Canton, - It all came .about
because Siag denied th lad. who
was trying hard to become American
ized and had already graduated in
the 'Abacus and tackled' th.; English
language systematically through the
medium of a two-language grammar,
the privileges of hours off and mixing
with the oauoasians of his own age.
Sing might have been a little self
ish. Anyway, he relented, but toe
late. - V
' ' ., ., A Noted Divine v
Dr. William. H. MoGIauflin. the
head" of the -Universalist church in
the United' States, preached in Taiy
boro , last - night. He was escorted
here today .by Rev. Williard O. Bo-
doQ, pastor of the ohuroh of the Eter
nal Hope, in: which he will preach
twice' tomorrow. . He win visit the
Durham and Winston-Salem congre
gations next-week before . returning
to nis noma m unicago. The Uni
versalists' State board meet in the
ohuroh . here , Monday .j s Their .most
influential congregation in North Car
olina is here, but one 'other, looated
in ' Sampsda county, ia. numerically
' He'a rrestilent ' ,U ..
', E. O. Barrett, a Queen street, busi
ness man has been . made, president
of the. new: Kinston Hooial League,
an organization of eftiaoha with, the
purpose of 'improving' living, condi
tions and ha morals of certain ele
ments of the oity't population.' C,
Felir JIarvey, another business man.
is- th . vice-president; Mrs. Frank
Brown ia the secretary, . and D. F,
Wooten, a banker, la the treasurer.
The league, which is nompried by
large membership of representative
people,' -will combat, the social' evil
la partloulfr, work for MhabtytpH
d!rpt4 tfVf lp, t. . .-f
ROBBER OF POST
Sam Lee Said to Have Brok
en Into Office at Kel-
Located By Railway Con
ductor He Gave Officers
A Warm Chase
Probable cause was found by United
States Commissioner Charles B. Hill
at a preliminary hearing held last
night in the ease against Sam. Lee
alias Sam Jones, colored, charged
with breaking into the post office at
Keljum, Onslow county, and aiding
and. abetting in the theft of money
ajnd stamps ' therefrom, and in de
fault of a bond in the sum of two hun
dred and fifty dollars he was return
ed to the county jail where he will
remain until the April term of
United States District court which
ennvenes here on the twenty ixth
lof April ": ,. ..
. Chief of Police C. Lupton and
Policeman. Ai A. Ipoek, - WhitfordJ
'JJ YtT' TT Cl. . 1 il . J5l
ava n . ii. oiyron, naa quite wnBif
tional chase before making the arrest,
yesterday morning. The conductor
on the - Atlantic .Coast Line (trainia
which arrive in New Bern- about
M.w nn t,ni,W..iA j i '
eight thirty o'clock, had heard that
the post office at Kellum was robbed
during the-night of March the eigh
teenth, and became suspicious Wben
this negro paid his fare to NewlBern
(sixty , five cents) in . pennies, 'iand
j;ired to JIew Bern to arrest the itnair
p suspicion when he arrived at that
point. The, message was received
by;' Policeman Whitford, and hej at
pce located the Chief and delivered
the, message.'- Chief Lupton, accom
panied by the above named officers
met tne train at tne power nouae,
and luckily they did, for when the
train slowed down at the city limits,
Lee and -another negro got off.
As soon, as he sDied the officers.
Lee ' boarded the "ankle ipress"!
ana west on in me aireonyn pi lw
isqj, creek . at a , pretty i'Mtft-rate,
but the other negro, who, fttwaf leatn
4 ;Uter was -an accomplice, kept
i4his:ead And walked off a though
notning naa nappenea. at tnn'ume?
it was not known that there was
more than one connected !with the
robbery,, and all of the olnWs turn
ed their attention to the! Seeing man
with good results.
The , Capture
The . policemen succeeded in cor
neiing.Lee off in the - marsh near
Lawson's creek, where for a time they
lost him. After wading through mud
and water waist 'deep for a few min
ute. Chief Lupton spied something
that had, the appearance of kinky
wooCndpon investigation learned
that it. was Lee's head. The negio
had: sucaqeded in covering his body
Un the mud, water and grass that
abounds in this marsh.
Lee stated that his partner m this
affair was a short aquaintance, and
he did not know his first name, but
said that. -the man told him his sur
name was Franks.
SATURDAY, APRIL 3
IS SEEDXORN DAY
Noted Speakers to Be Heard
Here On This
. (By, J. W. Sears)
On Saturday April 3rd; there win
be held what is known as a Seed Corn
Day at New Bern in the Court House.
There,1 will " be several competent
speaker that will speak 'on the (se
leoting of seed com from the stand
point of the quality of the ear, the
field selection of seed corn, and the
growing ot corn ia general. We also,
expect to have 'some talks on club
work. This will ba a day of interest
to every farmer and boy in the county.
So let all come out, both men and boys
especially, the Corn Club Boys, and
we want you to bring with you ten
ears of oora to be used In th . meet
ing and; after the- meeting you can
take the corn back home and it will
help in selecting other seed corn,
It will be well for you to bring your
dinner so a to save some expense,
Please remember the day and the
date and come for the day will, be
Weil spent. : , ' . "
BLO DECLINE IN I PRICE
fcUTTER AND EGGS'":
New York, March 20.- Report
from here agree with Chicago report
that a big decline in the price of but
ter, egg, and other old storage pro
ducts is imminent, 1 due to crowded
condition of cold storage house fill
ed with Argontin beef, Amion ap-
pie. nJ larg lmpoftjor of but
vr. ftnf AgBi.a. .-.,v,-U-w.
So Far They Have Found
No Trace of Pair Who
Raleigh. March 20 The State pris
on officials have not been able to fol
low Harrison Hayden and Manuel
Byrd, colored trustees at the penitent?
iary, and nothing hac been heard
from them since Friday night when
Hayden cooked for Warden T. P.
Sale and those who have occasional
meals with Captain Sale will have
additional reason for regretting the
walk-off. Hayden was a superb
cook and a real delight to the visit
ors to the prison. Byrd was office
boy. The confidential relations which
the two enjoyed made their escape
easy. Hayden's home is in Polk
county and Byrd's in Moore. But
neither seems to have had time to
reach, home. No word come from
i .' Given Liberties
While these two prisoners were
givfo unusual liberties at the State
prison and abused their privileges,
Wake county prisoner who had to
Jake- desperate cnances to escape,
returned after making the getaway.
Tins prisoner is Robert Banks,
Nrhran off several days ago from
ffca-rap No. 3. Friday afternoon
SaaSta returned to Iialeigh and gave
mself up to Superintendent Wiggs
of the road force.
Judd At Raleigh
Former County Superintendent Ze-
bulon V. Judd, professor of rural
education at the University, spent
today in the city and worked with
the department of which he has been
until recently the head for many
The county board of education
has not been ale to find Mr. Judd
snaeeespr aao proeeeda slowly to tbf
selection of a county superintendent.
The choice might have been easier
had Senator Snow's bill passed. That
bill provided; additional members of
the board of education who elect their
county aupisrinteBdent, . bus ,.all bills
electiag1say-4wd by hj veojde
failed t tao mmrnUf djonrsel
ORDERS ISSUED TO
Major Gen: Julian S. Carr
Sends Out Special
The' twenty-fifth annual reunion
of the Confederate Veterans will be
held in Richmond, Va., during the
first week in June and hundreds of
Veterans from this section will at
In connection with this reunion.
General Order No S3 has just been
issued and Major General Julian S,
Carr ' has requested the Journal to
publish the tame. It follows:.
Headquarter North Carolina Div.
United Confederate Veteran
Durham, N. C March 15 1915.
Paragraph 1. The twenty-fifth!
Annual Reunion of the United Con
federate Veterans will be held - in
Riohmoml, Va., June 1st, 2nd andJ
3rd, 1915,. the last named date being
the anniversary of the birth of Presi
dent Jeff u son Davis, and it is hoped
that there will be a large attendance of
the -comrades of this division. This
will .probably be the last opportunity
that, the veteran from this state will
have of attending reunion- so ..near
to them and. the cost of attendance.
be bo small. H '
Paragraph 2. The soil of Virginia
is made sacred to all Southerner
by the blood and. bones of 'many
thousand Confederate heroes, and a
visit to that State will be a. pious
pilgrimage to. do them reveronoe.
North Carolina sent her thousands
to ' defend ..Richmond from hostile
armies, and, among all of those brave
defendenrs, none did mora valiant
servioe - or - suffered more' than-1 the
gallant TaT Heels, and it ia toped
many of -their survivors .will again
go to Richmond and meet with their
old eomrodes. -The patriotio and pub
lio spiriU4 ' citizen Of Richmond
are preparing'- for the , comfort and
pleasure' of : the' veterans - ia ' very
possible way, -and a warm weWrrt"
await all 'who' attend. : AH veteran
who desire' free' entertainment mutt
write to D. A. Blown, Jr., Chairman,
at Richmond, who will secure quarter
tOt theiO. A-: : . .
. Paragraph a. All" camp of. this
division are rnetly urged ,to remit
at onoe, if they ha v . not, Already
done o,"thir annual :due to, Gon.
W. E.VMloklB, 624, Oomon :Btr.t
New Orleans.' ' No oampi tbt is i.
ffrf fof ti arpQul durj Is How-
Thaf Number SunVDn
ring the Week'Eniiaj
March 17 Two' Oil-':
er Vessels Were Tor-;
pedoed Bat - Managed
To Reach Port Total
Ust Is One -Handred
and Forty-Three , t . , "
Londort,r March 20 German ewk
mariae raids during the week ending
Marcb 17 resulted in loss of sight
British vessels, with a total tonnage
of 22,825, out of 1,539 arrivals and '
sailings, according to a summary la-
sued today by the admiralty. Thra '
Other Vessels Which were torpedoed .
were able to reach port. , ' ; '
The total losses to British eons-
meree frtm the beginning of th war - -. ,
sels and 47 fishinar vessels.
' To Fldht Plague
Berlin, March 20 At risk of their
lives, scores of German physician - '
have volunteered to combat the plag- -
u of spotted fever which has broken ' - - , , ,
out in , the concentration camp -of . ,
Russian prisoners. Seven German
doctors have already fallen victims of ' '
the fever. 1 ' . .:.
Constantinople, (Via Berlih, wire
leu to London) March 20 The Turk
ish war office has confirmed the report -
of the sinking of the French "warabip ,'
Benvet and the British warship' lr-
rwistible and Africa, in Dardanelle .
Strait. . The ships were torpedoed r
Tb Turkish earthworks, on the "strait
were only slightly1 damaged. '" '
.'. Remains Silent- r- '
Petrograd, March -20 The !Rws- ' : .
sisn general staff continues to remsaa
o-tl. v4- Asvtv1n( IKa mkmmAiti if Rim j , .
sian troops who crossed the PrUflaiaa ' .,', -
border, and are now said to.ocoupy . '
tha Baltic seaport of , MemeL The i
wf office refuses to either -deny or
ponfirm the report.1 '. : . ; .
vIadoii..-.:Mateh '20-X'llMlttls-T, '.- ,f
hiDa . re-entered - the 'DardaaeUe ' '"
atnaits .Friday, according to t -di- -
patch received here ; by the Reuter ' '
This resumption of the action afters
the loss Thursday of the French bat-? ,
tleships Irresistible aind Ocean failed ; i. . t,''.".;
to accomplish anything fsr4je- .'
son that the unfavorable ifeather
conditipnB made operations iimpoai-5 . - .--.V;.
ble, : ;.r :J:. ) $4:$
Pari, March 20 Impoftoo TibV
ish reinforcemente . navei arrtvad 'St
the' Smyrna fortifications, .according .i -r
to dispatches from Mitylene. -iTtoops ' ' ,i u
are hard at' work -repairing .theorts "
damaged by the bombardment of 'tha ,
Allied fieet. c The fort aof CastrakS hi V '
reported to- be undamaged, ' , Mines. -will
b plaojiaittte iViclnitv of A
Claomene-9kAfew miles .iweptj at . ;'. ; ,
Smyrna SearebJi;h.to from, Tunkiab . , ,..
batteries illuminate the . water (,ot ,
tha Gu)f and those along tbor coAat
at night.."' '.:k;s; . ;.; .' '-; u-i , . f
A Bavaa, dispatch from t Athens i
say mine-sweeping in the, Darda- ls
nelles, which -began at;4 a.. m.-Fri-' t' .
day, was interrupted . by a shower of, ' ' , J
shells from Turkish forts. . '
V. S. AMMUNITION WINNING
FOR' ALLIES I
Paris, March 20The terrible f- h
fectiveness ,ot , the artillery; fire of r :
thc Allies, which ha' been a mattor ;
of oomment on both aides for many : .
day, is attributed oy4many military
experts ', to the fact. that much of '
the ammunition now In, use. by,. the -
French, andv British t artillery ,'wa ,
munuf act ured in the , United . .State,
Th meaning this convey i.nt .
Arjerican-made. munitiona .are , ha .
best in the; world. V . r . ' ' .
Co..; 1L'. Leard,.' general .passen- ,
ger agent tor the Norfolk .Southern -
Railroad who t haft: been . pe,nding , '.
few- dag In this section left; yester-
j menung ior nonvub -y t ' 1
a vote ?r voioe In the meeting at our
annual reunions. Of the 61 camps
in tbis pi vision only 39 had paid thdir
due and were entitled to represent- '
tkn at tlie reunion' last year at J.ack
sostlUei and it,is hoped that there will ,
be a fuller representation at Itioh
hiond. f So: "pay-'Vour -dunr without -
delay and let our, ,8fat(e have a large
Mmdanee,th. y-w.,. . ", .. ;
I'lU-.igrnpU ,.,( T,W4 railroinl com-
pinies wui give me uuuai ww raw
of one, ent a. mile to all persons at-
tfti ;ng the reunion,, whether vet-r-
m or-Visitors, and'tho exnet !'
from any' tUott'ean. bo a:-rt.' ' -1 .
froui , the Uk-u.1 nfpnt. .
1 v ' ot 1 r '
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