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ZEPPELINITIS HAS HOLD ON
LONDON AND VICINITY
London. London and east coast
towns suffered from "Zeppelinitis'
today. Wild reports reached here al
most hourly, carrying fresh rumors
of Zeppelin raids. . ..
t Early today, while the capital was
in darkness, 'esveral telephone mes
sages reported another Zeppelin at
tack upon Essex and Suffolk. Ger
man airship, it was deported, passed
near Colchester, dropping 7 bombs
and then flew over Ipswich and Felix
Stone. Report probably untrue.
Zeppelin raid upon London was
fully expected last night. Because it
did not come Londoners are equally
certain that attack will be made to
night, weather conditions permit
ting. Consequently, all precautions
taken last night will be observed.
Constantinople. A hostile iron
clad that bombarded the outer forts
"of the Dardanelles late yesterday was
badly damaged and put out of action
by the Turkish guns. The ironclad
was in flames when she steamed
slowly back to Tenedos Island.
. Russian Balck Sea fleet has again
bombarded Turkish coaling ports of
Aregli and Zungaldak, but without
doing serious damage. One of the
Slav cruisers sank several small sail
ing vessels while the others shelled
Reports received here indicate that
both the Anglo-French and the -Russian
fleet have abandoned serious at
tempts to reach Constantinople.
Berlin. "The German naval air
ship that bombarded defended Eng
lish coast towns on the night of April
15-16, despite a heavy fire from the
English guns, has returned safef"
said official statement from war
Vienna. Reports that Austria has
attempted to conclude separate peace
with Russia, utterly without founda
tion, according to a statement printed
in Fremdenblatt, official government
i , Paris. One of two Zeppelins Ger-
many gave Austria fell into Adriatic.
Paris. Three civilians, wounded
by bombs dropped by German aviator
who bombarded cathedral at Amiens
and railway station at St. Roch, died
today, increasing number of civilian
victims to 13.
Clinton, la. Rev. P. F. Slocum,
pastor First Methodist church, sui
cided on train to St. Paul. Worry
over financial tangle believed cause.
New York. John Bunny, popular
moving picture comedian, seriously
ill result of overwork, declared to be
Mena, Ark. 22 high school stu
dents who mutinied recently must
submit to corporal punishment be
fore entire school board at principal's
hands or face suspension.
London. 700 of Indian army lost
in fighting against 15,000 Turks in
San Francisco. Tom Corbett, the
noted betting commissioner and
brother of James J., former heavy
weight champion, dead.
London. Lloyd's dispatch states
that Swedish steamer Folke of Trelle
boro was mined and sunk at Peter
head. Crew saved.
Winslow, III. Albert Mann, farm
er, arrested, charged with having vio
lated foot and mouth disease quaran
tine. Indianapolis. Supreme court de-'
cided licensed druggist cannot be
convicted of illegal sale of intoxicat
ing liquors under blind tiger act.
Vincennes, Ind. Attempt to
wreck or hold up Dixie flyer on C. &
E. L. near Emison. frustrated by en- ,
gineer who put on full steam and re
fused to stop.
Aid. Block of the transportation
committee of the council has issued
booklet showing citizens how to
make a complaint againstthe street