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GERMAN DRIVE CAPTURES SIX
VILLAGES NEAR VERDUN-
London. Germans have smashed
their way forward on 8-mile front,
capturing 6 villages and farms north
Lisbon. 8 German steamers in
harbor at St. Vincent have been seiz
ed by order of Portugese government
London. French checking great
German drive on Verdun and appear
to be holding their own except at a
few minor points.
Crown Prince's legions, sweeping
southward, are now under heavy fire
from 3 of Verdun forts and exposed
to fire from French field redoubts and
trenches in advanced positions before
The check reported to have been
administered to advancing Germans
may be only temporary. All Paris
dispatches agree struggle in Meuse
woods marks beginning of Germans'
greatest offensive blow since drive
on Paris was defeated at Marne early
in the war.
Petrograd. Severe blizzards and,
snowstorms hindering pursuit of the
Turks fleeing from Erzerum. Rus
sian right wing making rapid prog
ress toward Rizeh, east of Trebizond.
In Persia, Slavs have dislodged the
Turks from powerfully fortified posi
tions in Sideswith and Sakhne moun
Amsterdam. Telegraaf estimated
German losses in Ypres front in last
3 weeks have approached 17,000.
200 ON STRIKE AT BRUNSWICK
BALKE CO. PLANT
Dubuque, la., Feb. 25. The big
plant here of the Brunswick Balke
Co. was completely tied up when 200
finishing rubbers went on strike.
The men who struck were work
ing on phonograph cases for the Ed
ison Phonograph Co.
Cause of the strike was a 50 per
cent cut in piece-work prices, reduc
ing the daily wage from $4 to $2. The
men were not notified that there was
to be a change in work prices. When
they found out this morning about
the cut they walked out
"Union officers say more men will
go out at the plant tomorrow.
SAND IN THE EAR WORRIES THE PALM BEACH
BELLES SO THEY WEAR EAR PROTECTORS
Just horrid to have sand in your
ears; just as bad to make tanks of
them! That's the way Mrs. James C.
Parrish, Jr., of New York felt about
it, so she had ear shields attached to
her bathing hat Mrs. Parrish's jew
eled garters are another novelty mak
ing Palm Beach take notice.
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