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AFTER YEAR'S FIGHTING AND
MILLION LIVES, VERDUN
STANDS THE SAME
With the French Armies at Verdun,
Feb. 21. One year ago today start
ed German assault on Verdun.
Twelve months of most gigantic
siege, operations in history of man
kind have passed and today French
occupy almost precisely same posi
tions they did Feb. 21, 1916, when
German guns began their roar of ar
Within one year Verdun lias sound
ed death knell of Germany's hopes
of capture. 700,000 of her choicest
soldiers have gone to death in vain
efforts to realize German crown
prince's fondest hopes.
For first time in history also, de
fenders of beleaguered fortress have
withstood maximum effort of their
assailants and then, taking; offen
sive, themselves have completely lib
erated their citadel.
The Hague. Many art treasures
in Alsace and Lorraine suddenly re
moved to German cities" of Stuttgart
and Munich, on orders from German
London. Germany's hope of
"starving out" England by her sub
marine "ruthlessness" has gone
glimmering, in view of British. The
"relentless" U-boat war is declared
to have hardly made a dent in vast
commerce of United Kingdom.
On other hand public implicitly be
lieves British defense measures have
caused German submarine losses.
New York. Bets of two to one
made in Wall street that neither Or
leans nor Rochester, American ships
now in submarine danger zone, will
be sunk. Shipping insurance rates
have declined to iy.
Amsterdam. German officialdom
intensely interested and puzzled
by conference at Vienna between
American Ambassador Penfield and
Austrian foreign minister, according
to Berlin advices today.
Astonishment expressed that there
should be any doubt in U. S. that I
Austro-Hungary does not fully ap
prove and support Germany's declar
ation of relentless submarine war
fare. Berlin, via Sayville Wireless.
Sinking in Mediterranean of "a
crowded Italian transport steamer,"
two armed steamers of 3,000 and
4,500 tons; Italian steamer Oceana,
4,200 tons; French steamer Moven
taux, 3,200 tons, and French sailing
ship Aphrodite, 600 tons, announced
in official press bureau statement
WILSON TO ADDRESS CONGRESS
WILL REQUEST POWER
Washington, Feb. 21. Pres. Wil
son has practically determined to ad
dress the present session of congress
on the German-American situation,
probably late next week.
Unless the situation takes a vastly
more critical turn, the president's
appearance before a joint session will
be merely to ask for broad powers
"to protect American rights" after
Berlin, via Sayville Wireless.
"We are sure of success and shall al
low nothing and nobody to wrest this
success from us," declares Sec'y of
the Treasury Helferrich to the Ger
man agricultural council, discussing
the submarine war.
"Already the navigation which
links Brifish Isles with the rest of
the world has been depressed to the
London- An order in council, an
nounced today, provides that vessels
carrying goods to and from enemy
ports are liable to capture and con
demnation, unless they call at an al
lied port en route to permit examina
tion of their cargoes.
State's Att'y Hoyne trying to find(
out -who has been putting up money
in Delbridge case to fight Juvenile
Judge K. M. Landis ordered Er
nest Erickson and family of River
side into court today for quiz on ar
son plot story.