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GEN. SEVIERS TENTH ARMY
Everything Thrown Away by
Fleeing Soldier* and Road
Lined With Dead.
(Br Associated ?rcss.)
SU WALK I. Poland. Saturday. Feb.
20 (via Berlin and London, Feb. 23;
4:50 p. m.!.-The German forcee un
der Fl?ld Marshal von Hindenburg, by
hard fighting and extraordinary
marches, inflicted such a striking de
feat on the Russians opposed to them
In the recent battle on the Muznrian
Lakes country that the Russian rem
nants are a negligible quantity in the |
operations now in progress. The Rus
kl' -kl and wounded in the four
arc estimated at 30,000
men- AAA TTNti*PB' out of a total
Over 60,000 RiiS^J^ nrlBoners In
of 160,000 engagedTsP^1
The fighting has been desert!
the February campaign in East Prus
sia and' North Polsnd, and it is rv
garded here as a second Tannenberg.
The Russians, composing the tenth
army were commanded by General I
Sievers. By skillful use of the rail
roads at his disposal and by the sac
rifice of entire battalions In order to J
bring. of few guns, he succeeded lu
saving a greater part of his artillery,
but no fewer than 60|000 ot his 150,
To become a uni
CheroCola had to be1
the perfect drink that1
it is. Take yours from \
the original "dottie
through a ?craw. ', You
will enjoy its uniform
flavor and ?ie certainty]
of ifs cleanliness.
I? You've Got Moaeyj
? Bora Fay More
PER TON FOR
If not--phone me! Vye
got the best Co?l on the
market at?Any Price, and
my price is only $$.00
jptr ton or 2,000 pounds;
On or Aboi
000 men already are counted among
tho German prisoners, while the Rus
sians killed and wounded in the four
days battle and tho subsequent run?
nlng fights are estimated at 30,000
In Suwalki there could be heard |
yesterday and today the sound of ar
tillery from a swampy region to the I
southeast where an isolated Russian.
division, perhaps 10,000 strong, has
been completely surrounded, but still |
is offering resistance. Several thous
and more Russians probably still re
main in small scattered, bands or ar',
wandering as stragglers within tho
ring which the German troops have
now closed around the woods ant
swamps between Suwalki, Augustowc
and the German frontier, but the cap
ture of these wanderers is expected
here and is regarded as merely an In
c!<lent in a campaign to which the
great success is called only the r<*e-|
German military men at Suwa'Kl do
not believe General Sievers '/ill be
able to bring one of his troor s safely
behind the fortress at Grodno-a safe
ty which may not be bf long dura
The above statement maj seem to
be exaggerated, but a corr ?upondent
of the Associated Prays, icing !
along the line of ?^?psslan retreat
over roads ">? jJflBoT
__ y^?W?"iwampy country, gai?
1 ed an impr?. :jion of complete defeat
an i demoralisation which scarcely can
be conveyed in word. Abandoned
guns and automobiles; wrecked and
overturned wagons, sledges and am
munition caissons encumbered the
way. Rifles, blankets,, knapsacks and
other 'equipment had been thrown
away by the fleeting soldiers. Dead
horses and an occasional fallen sol
dier were everywhere along the road
At street ? corners in Suwalki,
AuguBtowo, Lyck, and other towns
are great heaps ol abandoned rifles
and bayonets. large bands of Rus
sian prisoners, many, of whom sur
. v?,tiered w:*h jut firing a shot, were
encountered along the way. The
Russians K retreat jieem to have had
only tim-* enough to' burn the houses
on tu? German side of the frr.v-.tler
and destroy the livestock which they
*j unable to drive away- This they
did so thoroughly that In Ute 17 mile
ride from Lyck to the frontier vii
l?ge of ProsUten only one house with
a roof on lt was e?en. Tho Rusii*n|
part of Prostken and Ute Russian vil
lages beyond had not been touched.
The first phase ot the "campaign
the phase resulting in the destruction
of the Russian northern army-may
be compared to a gigantic rabbit
drive, or surround, In which men were
While Ute attention of the Russians
was concentrated on the Wer saw line,
Field Marshal von Hindenburg, quiet
ly assembling an overwhelming force
ios East Prussia behind the Musurlan
Lakes, suddenly launched lt In two
columns against General Sievers.
One column drove in from the south
and threw back Ute Russians who for
months had been besieging the lake
gateways to Beat Prussia, and the
other column from the north swung
round to Ute eastward and southward,
aiming to Join the .southern German
column and cut off the retreat of the
The two wings closed to the eastl
of Suwalki andi Augustdwo only al
few hours too late to catch the entire
army. Most of the units of Ute Rus
-sl?n .force, however," were caught
The delay which enabled the rem
nant escape was due to nature. The
Une of advance ol the southern
column lay through
swamps which form
tense ot the Russian frontier, 'it ls
almost without roads and troops at
tempting to use the cross
trails became almost hopelessly bog
ged. The correspondent saw columns
of Infantry, many of whom hod passed
through mires more Utan ankle deep.
"Nature-" said oho German com
mander to the correspondent, "always
helped the Russians. Two days of
hard frost and we should' have had
The correspondent accomplished
tho, rights lng of the German armies
and lt was to these troops that the
heaviest part ot the fighting fell. The
left wing sweeping down from the
north was called upon to accomplish
marches of forty miles dally In pur
suit of the Russians.
Tho battle In the south was of an]
unique character. Again nature aid
ed tac Rvmr?&w?. 7i wrns fought in a
driving snow storm? a fierce cutting
wind driving tho flakes into the faees
an? oyes ot Ute advancing Germans
until ?hey could scarcely see.
When the Germans came to grips
with the Russians they found their
rifles so covered and choked with ice
and snow that' Ute weapons could not
he fired. The troops, and these were
young troops of one of the newly
formed corps, were left only their
bayonets, bat they struck to their
despite heavy looses.
Russian* wero assuming thc
. e when artillery arrived Jest
In time and turned the scale. The
troops of Otis column pressed forward
along the fairway, only a dosen miles
?kio. between the Hunnrlah Lake?
and the Resalan frontier, driving the
the belts of I
a -natural de
jt Marcia ?. *i
T. G. CA
Russians before them, but they were
forced to turu three times to beat
off tife flank attacks from the south.
The Russian commander-in-chief
made desperate efforts to come to the
aid of this army. He sent in a column
of troops from the fortress of Lomza
and from Kolno and from the fort at
Oseowetx. Each time the German
commander defeated the Russian re
lief columns and then continued his
The retreat of the, Russians oh this
part ot the field of operations could
be made in only one direction, the
northeast, as the swamp belt prevent
ed their escape to the east or south.
The troops from the center and
northern flank of the Russian position
were by this time in "full retreat east
ward and southeastward under pres
sure from the pursuing German
The Russians apparently became
desperately jammed and on February
16 the German commander was almost
confident that the bag would be com
plete. Then came the delay in getting
the flankldg column across the
swamps and General Sievers, with all
his higher officers and the remnant
of his army, got away.
SHARP DECLINE i b
I Feared England Would Put Col
ton on Contri
NEW ORIGANS, Feb. 23.-Cotton
was under pressure throughout to
day's session and the widest decline
in several weeks resulted. The close
was at the lowest, a net decline of 24
to 27 pointB. Selling was inspired
by fear that England would put cot
ton on the contraband lut and was
about equally divided between the I
two accounts. Spot houses, export- I
ors, houses which operate for German ii
spinners and spot merchants, and i
speculators bearishly inclined all t
combined to bring about a large t
volume of selling orders. At times 1
the marget was soft. ?
Fear teat the situation abroad r
would materially check the outward
movement of the crop waa the domi
nating Influence of the day. The enor
mous amount of cotton afloat for 1
Europe, 1.300,000 bales last Friday,
the large amount of cotton at porta t
awaiting shipments and tHe Heavy <
forward c-Boags*!e ? ts for ?sport made r
the question of the next move hy the i
belligerents 1" portant.
Exporta over the holidays carried I
the Lct*i roi tb? season over the five 1
million mark, ?i? ?guteii v?r.?ght be- t
lng 5.043,324 bales. Bears predicted i
cancellation of export engagements i
should the present situation continue. (
Cotton futures closing;: . 1
March 7.78; May 8.03; July 8.23; i
October 8.49; December 8.64. t
Spot cotton -quiet, unchanged. Sales
on the spot 1,370 balee; to arrive 2,
YOW SICK CHILD
LOOK AT TONGUE
I If croat? feverish or bilious give!
"California Syrup of
No* matter what alls your child, a
gentle, thorough laxative should al
ways be. the first treatment given.
It your little one is out-of-sorts,
halfslck, isn't resting, eating and act
ing naturally-look. Mother! aee if
tongue ls coated. Thia ls a sure sign
that lt's little stomach, liver and bow
els are clogged with waste. When
cross, irritable, feverish, stomach
sour, breath bad or bas stomach-ache,
diarrhea, sore throat, full ot cold, give
a teaspoonful of "California Syrup of
Figs,", and in a few hours all the
constipated poison, undigested food
aaasmr bile gently moves out of its
lltUeTJbwele without griping, and you
have ? well, playful child again.
Mothers can rest after giving
thia harmless "fruit laxative," because
lt never fails to cleanse the little one'?
liver and bowels and sweeten the
stomach and they dearly love it?
pleasant taits. Tz?\ directions fer
babies, children ot all ages and for
grlrarn-uifY printed on each bottle.
Beware of counterfeit fig syrup?.
Ask v?uf drus-trlet for a 60-cent bot
tle then gee that it ia made by the
^california Fig Syrup Company."
Bm** Beets Howard.
NEW YORK, Feb. 28.-Jack Dillon,
of indianapolis, outfought Johnny
Howard, of Bayonne, N. J., in a ten
round bout an Brooklyn tonight. Dil
. lon dropped bia opponent ia the
eavepth with a right to the Jaw. The
weights: Dillon 176; Howard 167 1-2.
Mr. 1. O Cromer of Hones Path un
derwent an operation at the Ander
son County Hospital yesterday His
friend* throughout the county will
pleased to leam that he ls doing nlcw
?. Iii Ander
Would Purchase .
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 23-The hoiiBe
ules committee late today reported
o the house a resolution appropriat
or $500,000 for the purchuse of Mon
lcello. the Virginia estate of Thomas
efferson. Chairman Henry announc.
d he would call for its considera- j
ion at the earliest opportunity be
ore congress adjourns. Previously
be rules committee voted to report
. special rule tor consideration ot
The resolution would create a per
nancnt Jefferson memorial commis
IG\ comprising President Wilson,
lenators Martin? Ree? ^d Gallinger,
(peaker Champ Clark and Represen
atiMies Hay and Mann, to purchase
bm tl erl I? and its contents which
.ere tho property of Thomas Jeffer
on, "to the end that it may bo owned
nd maintained by the government as
perpetual Jefferson memorial."
The commission, is authorized to
egotriate with ^Representative Jeffer
o? M. LeyyV^ Monticello's present
wner. T>j|f0Sstato ls said to consist
and the residence built ? -
? by Themas Jefferson os | 8
It ls to be paid for in in- r
tajpflrfents of $100,000 a year. The1 *
r/inmlsslon would report its action <
ongress by December 1 next
^eaps From Top
Virginia Woman Threw Herself
500 Feet Down Elevator
(Hy Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.-Mrs. W.
". Cockrell, ot'Delray, Va., jumped
uto the elevator shaft of the Wash
ngton monument at a landing near
he top late today, and fell to the bot- '
om, more than 500 feet below. She I,
eft a note addressed to her husband
laying she waa sure she could not
rcover from an Illness.
Her body waa crushed by striking
he sides of the shaft on the way
lown, and she waa dsad before readi
ng the bottom. '
The district coroner issued a cer
if?cate of death by suicide. Mrs.
^ookrcll's farewell note, left In the
Ronum?2t; enid sh^ r?aliser! she was
i "burden" to her husband.
It wee the first time the towering
tbellsk, which* was opened to the pub
ic In 1888 and has been visited by
mllions ot Americans, had' been thc
?ene ?f suicide. An hour before the
nonument WBB closed for the dey Mrs.
dockrell went to the observation gal
cry near the top In the elevator. A
'ev minutes later she walked down
o the third landing and clambered
he steal rodie that separate the ele
rator shaft from the stairway. Miss
Sdn? Rockefellon, of Takoma Park,
Hd\. rushing to Mrs. Cockrell's side,
hutched st her clothing. The dress
?ave way, and Mrs. Cockrell had gone
lown the shaft. ?
A few hoars earlier Mrs.. Cockrell
ind gone With hor husband to the of
?ce of a specialist or nerve troubles.
3ho whs 32 years old.
rYashlngton Awaiting Outcome of Con*
fereaees tn be Held In Mexico.
."(By Associated Pres*.*
. WASHINGTON, Feb, 23.-Dlplomat
o representatives ot various countries
vho nave inquired as to the course ot
he United States tn the Mexican situa*
ion have been advised informally
hat tlie administration ls awaiting the
mtcomo of conferences between Du
ral West, personal representative of
?resident Wilson, with different lead
irs and between .General Carranza
?nd Charles A. Douglas, a Washington
Douglas went to Vera Cruz with
Stiseo Arredondo. Washington rcpre
lentative of Carranza, to discuss with
he first chief International aspects of
he Mexican situation with a view to
lecuring a better understanding of
tending questions reTating to foreign
ira and their interest*
West is to confer with Vil a and pt't
!t* chiefs and on the ftifnrirailrm ri -
>orted Uirough these channels lt ls be
loved a further development of the
Jolted States government's policy to
vard Moxtco will t*> based.
BAF LIQUOR ADS
Cv?ssssssBvtv?t Uli ? usg f
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.-Federal
cooperation by tho enactment of leg
slation to prohibit the use of the
malls to Introduce into prohibition
erritory advertisements ot Intoxlcot
tjfl liquors or tho solicitation of cr
iers for liquors, ls being sought by a
commission of Alabama) legislators
tent here by the State legislature.
Commissioners Samuel D. Weakley,
Tted M. Jackson and Walter L. 8cs
rioas, three of five appointed by Ute
royernor, roached Washington today
md conferred with Alabama senators
md representatives, Senator Bonk
They will call on President Wilson.
E*ostn.ftster General Buriosau and otb.
BW ice C
*f & CO.
100 FEET OF HER
inconfortable Experience of Eng- .
Uah Steamer With German I
CB y Aaocuted Pr???.)
PARIS, Feb. 23.-A German aubma
ine which for thc past few lavs h?d
teen lying in thc English Channel in
vn.it for steam packets plying bo
ween France and Englaud Monday
tight fired a torpedo at the steamer
Mctorla while ahe was on the' voyage
rom Boulogne to Folkestone with a
lumber of paaaengers, including some
imcrlcajm. The captain of tho Vio
orla, however, aaw the wake made by
>y torpedo and alowed down hie ves
el and the torpedo passed harmless
y about 100 feet in front of her.
The French second light squadron
vas formed to keep a sharp lookout
n tho channel for the submarine.
Tho minister of marine announces
hat a torpedo boat belonging to the
iquadron sighted tho subramine nt
:30 o'clock this morning, eight miles
outh BWoutbweBt of Cape Alprech,
lear Boulogne and immediately op
ned Aro and scored several hits be
"! the submarine was able to dive,
he announcement adds that a wide
>ucch of oil WUK seen afterwards on
ho sea at the spot where the sub
narlne disappeared aud from this lt
s presumed the submarino waa
German Children "Swear Off.'*
BERLIN, Feb. 23. (Correspondence
)f The Associated Press.).-Have yon
i ! g md* tho pledges! is the question
hat everybody in Germany, even to 1
he school children, is asking every
body else. The pledge ls not for the
isual temperance cause. It rotors to i
tausage and other delicacies that. I
mould not bo indulged in until the <
:ood embargo ia lifted.
According to the Lokalanzoiger, the
jchool children ot the capital are
isked to make the following r?solu
''If from today, so long as the war
lasts, we renounce sausages and meat
for dinner and bind ourselves to take \
to Behool not more than two slices of
bread, when the claaa lasts until one j
j'clock. and not more than four slices !
when the class last beyond one
a'clock, this will be quite sufficient' j
to appease hunger, and meat and
bread supplies will thereby be spar
The Lokalanzoiger adds that lb one
school the boys have been selected to
iee that tho self-denial ordinance ls
carried out. Speaking of the cir
cularizing of schools to Induce the
children to restrict their consump
tion of food, the paper declares:
"Bear Fatherland, now mayest thou
"It ls stated that the war committee
for consumers has petitioned the Im
perial chancellor to accelerate .the
slaughter of pigs for fear tho potato
fodder given tho animals may shorten
the national food' supply.
APPEARS A DRAW
Plate Indians and Posse Occupy
' Positions After First Fight.
DURANGO. Col., Fob. 23.-Three
days after their flrat battle near Bluff,
Utah, the Pluto Indians and the posse
led by United States Marshal Aquila
Nebeker held their petitions tonight.
The Indians with Tse-H?-Gat (Everett
Hatch,) who ls restating arrest, were
reported entrenched In Bntler Wash,
eight miles weat of Bluff. They gave
no alga of yielding.
Telephone advices to Cortes, Navajo
Springs and Dolores, Co., agreed ibero
had been no fighting today. Whether
Indian Agent Jenkins could get friend
ly Indians to help effect the peaceable
arrest of Halon, sa reported from
Bluff, still was problematical.
Additional men arrived today to re
inforce Marshal Nebekcr's posse.
Sage Tea Puts Life
And Color in Hair
Don't Stay Gray! ll Darkens
So Naturally that Nc >
body caa Tell.
You can turn gray, faded hair beau
tifully dark and lu ts rou s almost over
night if you'll get a 60 cent bottle of
:: Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur com
pound at any drug store. Millions of
bottles of th's old, fanons Sage Tea
Ftev'iM* ure eu'ii ?iiiiiin?? y, t??y? ? well
known druggist here, because lt dark
ma the hair so naturally and. evenly
that no ona can tell lt baa been ap
Those whose hair ia turning gray,
becoming faded, dry, scraggly and thin
lave a surprise awaiting them, be
muse after one or two applications
the gray bair vanishes and your locks
become luxuriantly dark and beauti
ful-all .dandruff' goes, scalp Itching
mid falling bair steps.
This Is "the ag6 of youth. Cray
laired, unattractive folks aren't want
ed around, sq get busy with Wyeth's
Sage and Sulphur tonight and you'll
be delighted with your dark, hand
some hair and your youthful appear
ance within a few days.
Take a Peep at
T. L. Cely Co.V
..We have John B. Stetson & Co.'s "Ensign," "Tarta,"
"Gem," and "Denmar*? hats for young men.
These hats are being worn NOW on
Broadway in little old New York, so we pre
sent them here for your approval.
Give them the "once over."
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