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WANT NEW APPROPRIATION TO
BOOST TORRENS SYSTEM
Real estate men from all sides of
the city appeared before the county
finance committee yesterday to urge
the appropriation of $50,000 to adver
tise the Torrens land title registra
tion system which is now being op
erated under the direction of County
Connery for years has been fight
ing the underhanded attack on his
office by "the rivals of the Torrens
system, the principal of which is the
Chicago Title & Trust Co. He suc
cessfully frustrated another attempt
"to ripple his office a few weeks ago
when the appropriation he had asked
for was granted.
The county commissioners prac
tically decided to appropriate the
money, but deferred action to ask
the state's attorney whether they had
the power to make such an appropriation.
BELGIUM REFUSES SEPARATE
London. Belgium has refused sep
arate terms of peace offered by Ger
many, according to Home dispatch
today, quoting Gironale DTtalia as
authority for statement, which is un
derstood to have been obtained
through Vatican sources. Cardinal
Mercier of Belgium is said to have
conveyed this information to Pope
Benedict during his conferences a
few days ago.
The kaiser, the report said, agreed
to complete restoration of Belgium,
with Germans granted certain privi
leges at Belgian channel ports.
Paris. In official statement from
Greek Island of Corfu, Serbian war
office -announced defeat of Austrians
Petrograd. Turkish submarine
which attacked Russian squadron off
Anatolian coast heavily bombarded
by cruiser Suya after making unsuc
cessful attempt to torpedo cruiser.
Russian torpedo boats shelled sub
jnarine which, submerged while still
under fire. Whether submarine was
sunk is unknown.
London. Sudden smash against
French lines in Artois region. Ger
mans have captured 800 yards of
French trenches. Materially im
proves German position on Vimy
Washington. President Wilson in
vited to invade William Jennings
Bryan's home town and appeal to
people of Nebraska on preparedness.
London. Governmental machinery
for enforcement of conscription act
set in motion. King's proclamation,
calling upon all eligible bachelors be
tween ages of 20 and 30 years to re
port for service beginning March 3,
placed in mails.
Buffalo, N. Y. Indictment charg
ing him with killing his mother,
Agnes H. Teiper, Jan. 30, was return
ed against John Edward Teiper,
young business man, college gradu
ate and former football star.
r Wyandotte, Mich. Demanding a
wage increase of 12y2 per cent 75 em
ployes of Wyandotte yards of Detroit
Shipbuilding Co. went on strike.
Wilkesbarre, Pa. After long es
trangement John Hayes, farmer, per
suaded wife to return, lured her to
barn and killed her with razor. At
tacked his adopted daughter, Helen
Derdon, and escaped.
Washington. Hipolito Villa, broth
er of Gen. Villa, who is charged with
destroying railroad property 'In Tex
as, was arrested in Havana, Cuba, at
request of state department
Boston. That alleged German
agents chiefly active against Cana
dian and American munition plants,
have changed headquarters to Bos
ton reported following activity of
secret service men.
Rochester, Ind. In order to keep
Annie, the typist, happy, Mr. Busi
ness Man will have to install music.
Local high school has bought phono
graph with idea it will induce rythm
and. even, touch.