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ARTILLERY DUELS CONTINUE
London, March 13. Battle of Ver
dun entered its fourth week today,
with reports of intense artillery bat
tling around Forts Douamont and
Vaux, and at Bethmcourt on west
bank of Meuse, evidently in prepara
tion for heavy infantry attacks.
Berlin. British lost 5,000 men in
unsuccessful attempt to relieve Kut-El-Amara
garrison, Turkish war of
Berlin. Artillery firing on east
bank of Meuse, extending as far as
Moselle river, increasing in intensity.
Paris. German losses in first three
weeks of Verdun offensive estimated
French war planes dropped 30
bombs on railway station at Con
flans, returning unharmed. Else
where no important operations oc
curred last night
Rome. After a lull of several
months Italians have suddenly be
come intensely active along whole
fronf. Formidable artillery actions
now occurring on Carso plateau and
renewal of Italian onslaught on Go
ritz is believed imminent.
Berlin. German airman bombard
ed Clermont-Verdun railway stations.
In Champagne and Verdun regions 4
enemy aeroplanes destroyed in last
Paris. French troops stormed and
captured more than 200 yards of Ger
man trenches in Cannes forest.
German bombardment in region of
Douaumont, Bethincourt, Woevre
and Le Pretre woods, but no infantry
attacks north of Verdun last night
MONTEREY PRESIDIO BURNS
HINT AT PLOT
Monterey, Cal., March 13. Head
quarters building at U. S. Presidio
here badly damaged by fire. Import
ant army records destroyed. While
deefctive wiring was rumored cause
of fire, officials were investigating
possibility that it was connected with
1 CIGARMAKERS REFUSE BAIT-
REMAIN ON STRIKE
The La Kurba Cigar Co., 229 N.
State st, made a desperate over-Sunday
effort to break the ranks of Pro
gressive Cigarmakers' union and
bring workers back to them by offer
ing individual contracts calling for
the union's scale of wages, but not a
man accepted the offer.
In each striker's pay envelope, Sat
urday, was a card bearing this no
tice: "Your position waits you in Ben
ton Harbor. Same prices and condi
tions as in Chicago. A. Kerr."
He sought to get the company's
Chicago workers to sign individual
agreements and go to Benton Har
bor, Mich., where the same company
runs a nonunion cigar factory.
The principal reason for the La
Kurba strike is to force the company
to hire only union men in its Ben
ton Harbor shop, but the men don't
want union wages and conditions
there under individual contracts, for
individual contracts are too easy for
employers to brer.k.
The Progressive Cigarmakers
union has the full support of the In
ternational Cigarmakers' union in its
strike at the La Kurba plant.
The La Kurba Co. manufactures
tire following brands of cigars: La
Panta, Lord Clare, Chicago Motor
Club, Gil Bernard.
STREET CAR MEN PLAN CLUB
AND HEADQUARTERS BUILDING
At a meeting of the street car
men's union tomorrow night the ex
ecutive board will place before the
men a proposition to raise $150,000
to build headquarters and a club
house at Van Buren st and Ashland
av. If ratified by the union every
man will contribute 50 cents a month
till the necessary amount is collected.
The officials claim this amount will
not be noticed as the men have re
cently received an increase of $9 a