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RUSSIA HANDS OUT DENIAL TO CLAIMS PETRORAD OFFICIAL 8TATEMENT CALLS. GERMAN REPORTS OF DEFEAT INCORRECT. KAISER TAKES RUSSIAN TOWN Dardanelle Forts Are Reduced by the Allies Przasnysz Is Taken by . f the German Forces, and 10, 000 Prisoners Taken. ' Petrograd. Declaring that the "German declaration that the Tenth army has been completely annihilat ed can be categorically denied' the general starr here Issued an announce ment In which it stated that official announcement Issued In Berlin re garding a "severe reverse" suffered by the Tenth Russian army in its withdrawal to the Nlemen and Bobr rivers are "absolutely Incorrect." Berlin, via London. The town of Przasnysz, Russian Poland, was taken by storm by German forces, according to official announcement. The Ger mans captured 10,000 prisoners. Przas nysz is about 15 miles from the East Prussian frontier, north of Warsaw, and has a population of about 10,000. London. The announcement of the secretary of the admiralty follows: "The weather moderating, the bom bardment of the outer forts of the Dar danelles was renewed Feb. 25. After a period of long-range fire the squad ron of battleships attacked at close range. All the forts at the entrance to, the straits were successfully re duced and the operations are continu ing." SECOND WEEK OF BLOCKADE Small Vessels Rent In Twain By Ex plosion Under Hull Sailor Is Killed. London. The second week of the German blockade of the British isles by submarine and mine opened with reports showing two other British vessels had been sunk. They are the small steamers West ern Coast and the Deptford. The Dept- ford went down within twenty min utes after an explosion rent her In twain, off Scarborough in the North Sea, and the Western Coast was de stroyed in the English channel, off i Beachy Head. One sailor, the carpen ter of the Deptford, was killed and the other fifteen members of the crew were landed at South Shields. The en- tire crew of the Western Coast was landed safely at Portsmouth. A wireless dispatch received here from Berlin says dispatches from North Sea ports say the Norwegian steamer Oria, when coming through the English channel recently, sighted floating wreckage In which were Brit lsh military uniforms. It was supposed this clothing was from a British trans port which hail been sunk. THE GERMANS LOST 50.000 French Expert Says Positon of the Russians Is Very Strong. Paris. At least 50,000 men were lost by the Germans in their attack on Rus sian positions on the Rawka river and in the regions of Borjimo'.v and Gumbi nen, according to Ludovoc Naudeau the Journal's correspondent, who wit nessed the operations. He considers the general situation highly favorable to the Russians. "The Germans are being gradually but implacably worn down," he says. "Whether they attack or merely de fend themselves, their armies melt away from day to day. Their feverish activity and frightful sacrifices show they realize they are fighting against time. No Diplomatic Action. Washington. No diplomatic action, ftnless it is a mere claim for damages is likely to follow the destruction of the American steamer Evelyn, off the Oerman coast, according to the belief of official Washington. In spite of the fact that Secretary of the Navy Dan iels ordered Commander Walter R. Gherardl, American naval attache at Berlin, to Investigate the sinking of the Evelyn, and make a full report. it is thought here that the American ship with her cargo of cotton will be found to have been the victim of a mine. To Exchange Men. Berne, Switzerland, via Paris, France and Germany have concluded arrangements for the exchange of prle oners, totally Incapacitated for future military activity. Swiss hospital trains will be used to transport Invalids. Claim No Care of Prisoners. Washington. The entente allies have made representations to the United States that Germany is not meeting the cost of care of her prison ers of war in their camps and have asked the United States to make rep resentations to Berlin. Evelyn's Sinking an Accident. Washington. The president views the sinking of the steamer Evelyn in the North Sea as a tragic accident, and has been unofficially informed that her captain was not following a fate course laid out for bin. BERLIN ADMITS A CHECK Czar's, Men Make Successful Stand on Northern Rivers Italy's Attl tude Accentuated. London. A report from Berlin says that further obstacles have arisen to prevent the invasion of Russia ana this would seem to confirm reports from Petrograd that the Russians are making a successful Btand against the Invaders along their fortress line on the northern rivers. The Russians, from all accounts, are holding back the Austrians In Buko- wlna and. it Is stated In official dls patches that they have re-occupied the important railway center of Stanlslau. There has been little or no change In the Carpathians where grim fighting has been going on for two months. In the west the region around Per thes and the Vosges apparently are the only centers of fighting of importance. Significance is attached by military circles to opeerations near Perthes, as a successful French offensive there would relieve Rhelms. The campaign northwest of Verdun has a similar object in view, the French hoping to drive the Germans from Montfaucan, which has been strongly fortified, and thus deliver a fatal blow to the German plans for capturing Verdun. According to a Berlin dispatch con cern in that city regarding the atti tude of Italy has been greatly accen tuated. Nothing Is known in London as to any changes In the Italian policy, except reports that the neutrality par ty has been gaining adherents, partic ularly among business men, who are doing so well out of the war that they do not desire Italian participation. 100,000 RUSSIANS ARE TAKEN Berlin Says That Seven Generals Were Also Captured in East Prussia. Berlin, via London. The German of ficial statement says that the captures in the battle of the Mazurian lakes district of East Prussia have been In creased to seven generals and more than 100,000 men. The pieces of can non taken numbered 150. The statement reads: "In the eastern theater the pursuit after the winter battle in the Mazu rian district has come to an end. Dur ing the clearing up of operations to the northwest of Grodno and in the battles reported during the last few days in the Bobr and Navew district, one commanding general and four oth er generals and approximately 40,000 men have been taken prisoners up to the present. Seventy-five cannon and some machine guns, the actual number of which has not yet been ascertained, and much other war material has been captured. "The total booty taken in the winter battle In the Mazurian district as a result of these additions has been in creased to date to seven generals, more than 100,000 men, upward of 150 cannon and quantities of other mate rial of all descriptions, the amount of which cannot yet be approximately es timated. "Cannon of a heavy caliber and am munition frequently are burled by the enemy or sunk in the lakes near Loet zen and In the Widimer Sea. Eight cannon of heavy caliber were dug up or pulled out of the water. "The Tenth Russian army, under Gen. Baron Sievers, is considered as having been destroyed. "There is no news from Poland to the south of the Vistula river." TWENTY CIVILIANS KILLED Sheila Huried On Rheims Church, Great Damage to Property 11 Hours' Shelling. Paris, via London. Twenty civilians were killed, great damage was done to property, twenty houses were set on fire and a total of 1,500 shells were dropped into all quarters of the town, when the Germans subjected the city of Rheims to a violent bombardment, according to the French official war of fice announcement. The statement further says that a total of eleven hours was taken up in the shelling of the city, the time being divided into a first period of six hours, followed by a second bombardment of five hours. The report declares that the Ger man shells seriously damaged what re mained of the cathedral at Rhelma, the interior of the vaulted roof being burst by the shells. The announcement charges that the cathedral seemed to be a special target of the kaiser's gun ners. The statement further sayn; ''West of Lombaertzyde the enemy made ready to deliver two Infantry at tacks which, coming under our fire, could not be carried home. East of the Argonne, between Ma- llncourt and the Meuse, our battery found a German battery and blew up Its ammunition wagons. Along the remaining part of the front there is nothing to report." ' Risk Board Meeta. New York The advisory board of the federal war risk bureau met here to discuss the advisability of raising rates on hulls and cargoes clearing for ports of belligerent countries, or for neutral North sea ports. The proposal resulted from the sinking of the Evelyn and Carlb, though premiums eared so far are in excess of losses. Trains to Be Used for Troops. London, The report Is current in diplomatic circles here that the Italian railways will be given over exclusively for troops for tan days. . n nnmi on ni . U. UUI ALLEGE MONOPOLY THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE BODY MiAKES ITS REPORT TO THE 8ENATE. FURTHER INQUIRY ASKED Inspector of Rallrcad Company's Cor- resondpence Files Recommended, Claim Line Has Restrained Competition. Washington. The Interstate Com tierce commission's report on its inves tigation of the finances, rates and prac tices of the Louisville & Nashville and allied railroads, sent to the senate charges the Louisville & Nashville with acquiring competing lines, and with carrying on for years at a cost of millions of dollars, elaborate political and publicity campaigns, to eliminate competition and Influence public opin on. Further inquiry, and, if possible, in Bpection of the railroad's correspond ence, was said to be necessary. The report was written before the supreme court handed down its opinion holding that the commission was without power to force the company to submit its correspondence as well as its rec ords and books to scrutiny. The investigation was directed in a senate resolution mainly to discover whether the Louisville & Nashville, through control of the Nashville, Chat tanooga & St. Louis railway and small er lines had restrained competition whether the one-time control of the Louisville & Nashville by the Atlantic Coast Line railroad operated to the same end in a wider field and what unount of money the Louisville & Nashville and related roads have con trlbuted In blocking the entrance of competing roads, through political igents or through public sentiment fa vorable to their cause. In all these questions the commis sion gives an affirmative answer.- It lualifles its declaration that the Louis ville & Nashville wilfully restrained :ompetition by pointing out that in some instances it was trynlg to eet '.he compettlon of other large sysems In the recital of political activities of she roads, the commission announces its inability to set forth all the money .hese oarrers may have expended in political ana publicity work, w he tems which Its investigators fi.V' (red and which it has placed in the eport under the head of political con-, a-lbutions run into the millions. In jonnection with the Tennessee Rail- oad association, formed by carriers n 1884 to combat adverse legislation n Tennessee, the report is specific in ts allegations. PROPERTY LOSS ENORMOUS Birmingham Fire Consumes Store, Ho tel, Saloon and Restaurant Fire men Are Injured. Birmingham, Ala. Three persons are known to have been killed, eight men are in hospitals badly Injured, a total property damage exceeding $200, 000 has been caused, a large three story building ifi a mass of ruins, a 1-ardware store, hotel, restaurant and saloon destroyed, as the result of fire on Twentieth street. Search is being made in the ruins for bodies that may be burled in the debris. The three bodies of the only vic tims known to have perished were dis covered the morning after the fire. " Jack Burney, guest at the hotel de stroyed, is In a local hospital with both ankles broken, having jumped to the sidewalk from his room on one of the two upper floors. Earl Irwin of Knox ville, Tenn., J. C. Murray and C. M. Murray, both of San Antonio, Tex., are also at a hospital, painfully Injured as a result of burns and wounds received escaping from the hotel. Four fire men are in the hospital badly hurt. The blaze occurred In the Burk & Thomas building, a three-story struc ture. The lower floor was occupied by the Robertson Hardware company and the two upper floors by the Wind sor hotel. The fire, originating in the hardware store, caused an explosion when it reached paints and oils, and spread to the White Palace saloon and the Joe Wheeler restaurant adjoining. The hotel, hardware store, saloon and restaurant were all destroyed. For three hours the fire was fought stubbornly by the firemen. The four members seriously injured were hurt when the explosion occurred. The Windsor hotel was a small one In the heart of the city, occupying one of the oldest buildings in Blrmlng- nam. Fire wrecked the structure al most completely Woman Shoots Another. Nashville, Tenn. Charging that she had "stolen" her husband, Mrs. Jennie E. Eckhart, . 45, shot and seriously wounded Mrs. J. C. Ryan, 35, at the latter's home. Mrs. Eckart walked five blocks to the police station and sur rendered. Laymen Meeting. Dallas, Tex. The biennial Laymen's Missionary Movement convention of the Presbyterian church held sessions here. Arrangements were made for 2,600 visitors to the convention, which continued for three days. III UU UH US INCLINED TO ACCEPT Proposal Allowing Foodstuffs to Gc Through - May Succeed Opposi tion by Neutrals Responsible.' Washington. Great Britain has sub mitted to her allies, France and Rus sia, proposals made by the United States, designed to end the menace to neutral commerce arising from retal iatory measures of the European bel ligerents toward each, other. Briefly, the American proposals, sub mitted to both England and Germany, seek the elimination by Get-many of the recent prescribed war zone, with Its dangers to neutral shipping and the adoption by all the belligerents of a definite policy as to shipments of food stuffs to the civilian population of their enemies. From such preliminary observations as American diplomatic officials abroad already have made, there is said to be some encouragement in the manner of the reception of the proposals at Lon don. Germany Is inclined toward an acceptance of the suggestions, it is un derstood, but on Great Britain's atti tude depends the next- move. The strong opposition which other neutrals have assumed toward the re taliatory measures adopted by the bel ligerents is playing a considerable part In the situation. Although the Ameri can proposals have not been communi cated to other neutrals, It may be said that virtually all the European neu trals are in accord with the Washing ton government. SELECTS TRADE COMMISSION Three Democrats and Two Progres sives Are Named Hitch In Con gress May Stop Action. Washington. President Wilson, five months after the enactment of the federal trade commission law, sent to the Senate for confirmation the names of the five members to constitute that commlssslon. Whether the nomina tions can be affirmed by March 4 was regarded as problematical among sen ators in view of opposition by individ ual senators to some of the men nom inated. The three Democrats named by the president are Joseph E. Davies, Mad ison, Wis., named to serve seven years; Edward N. Hurley, Chicago, for six years, and William J. Harris, Cedar- town, Ga., for five years. The other nominees are Will H. Parry, Seattle, Wash., a progressive republican. named for four years, and George Rub- lee, Cornish, N. H., regarded as a pro gressive, for three years. Consideration of the nominations will first be given by the Senate com mittee on interstate commerce. Chair man Newlands said he would call his committee to consider the list. He thought the committee would be -able to recommend confirmation of all of the nominees within a few days. Democratic and republican senators both declared there would be no hasty consideration of qualifications of the men named, particularly in view of the great powers conferred through pro visions of the new law and also the length of time which the president took before making up his mind as to the personnel of the commission. Pro gressive republican senators have in formally discussed several of the ap pointees from time to time as their names have been unofficially men tioned. Democratic seuators, among them members of the Interstate! com merce committee, already have given the matter much thought. ' ARMY APPROPRIATION BILL Carrying More Than One Hundred Million Dollars, Measure Passes the Senate. Washington. Without a dissenting vote the Senate passed the army ap propriation bill carrying approximate ly $103,000,000, while the House aided in clearing up legislation for the ses sion nearlng a close by passing the $6, 000,000 fortifications bill. The only debate on the army bill re lated to action of the Senate commit tee in striking out of the House bill a provision which would prohibit the use of stop watches and other so-called scientific shop management methods in government plants and deny appro priations for payment of bonuses to employes.' Senators Hughes, Martin and others urged restoration of the provision, while Senator Root, declar ing the committee Bhould be sustained, made an appeal for the rewarding of ambition. The committee was sus tained. Discussion of the nation's defense marked the passage of the fortifica tions bill in the House. Representa tive Sherley of Kentucky declared there was ao danger of American for tifications being destroyed by a hos tile fleet; that the fleet of an enemy would not seek to reduce fortresses if it had control of the sea and would not waste ammunition shooting at 21,000 yards. Wants National Board. Cincinnati, O C. A. Prosser, of New York, secretary of the National So ciety for Promotion of Industrial Edu cation, declared before the department of superintendence of the National Ed ucation Association that a nation-wide system of industrial- education is nec essary to the economic prosperity and supremacy of the country. Govern mental control, he contended, and reg ulation of the employment and train ing of the youth in industry is neces sary to this nation-wide system, CANNING CLUBS IN JONES COUNTY DEMONSTRATOR VISITS 6CHOOL8 OF COUNTY, A3SI8TING IN ORGANIZATION. MANY MEMBERS ENROLLING Reports From clora Show Revival of Business Large Movement of Cattle Reported from Around , Columbus. Laurel. A total of 247 members have been enrolle4 in the girls' can ning clubs of Jones county. Miss Lou C. Summers, who is the county demon stration agent in canning club and do niestlc science work, has visited thirty schools. She has talked entertaining ly to the pupils of eaoh school on how to grow and can vegetables and she has 'assisted in the organization of a club in each school The people of Jones county are tak ing an unprecedented Interest in the canning club work. It means more vegetables on the same amount of land aad it means fresh vegetables for the table during the winter months when the results of the canning clubs are brought forth from the cellars. The county supervisors and others provided the money to employ Miss Summers to devote her whole time to the work and is one of the best invest ments the county has ever made. Report Business Reviving. Flora. Farmers about Flora are bringing money into circulation de spite the low price of cotton. Three cars of corn, one of hay, one car of peas and a car of hogs were shipped from here recently. Quantities of oats were planted some months ago, while some are yet being sown. These prod ucts are in strong demand in the delta Tick Eradication Work. Columbus. That the work of tick eradication has been a profitable un dertaking for the live stock interests of this section is attested by the fact that the largest movement of cattle than ever before from this and ad joining counties during the past four months to northern markets, has re sulted. Married Sixty Years. Senatobia. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Dean elebrated the sixtieth anniversary of their wedding here. Mr. and Mrs. Dean were married in February, 1855, and have reared a large family. All of the children were present, C. C. Deanu and H. E. Dean of Leland, J. T. Dean of Shaw, Mrs. John L. Hebron of Jackson, O. L. Dean, Hon. J. T. Dean and Mrs. E. D. Thompson of Sena tobia. Mr. J. M. Dean is 87 years of age and his wife 78. Both are active, ani until last year, when they moved to the home of their son, Hon. J. F. Dean of Senatobia, lived In the house In which they first began housekeep ing 60 years ago. Cold 8torage Plant, University. For some time the uni versity has put fort an effort to have a cold storage plant erected, and the building Is under construction. The new bpilding will contain separate compartments for the meats, vegeta bles, fruits, eggs and other commodi ties. It is also planned to install an Ice plant sufficient to supply the de mands of the university. Planters Relieved. Vicksburg. The general impression among the planters is that, with good weather, the river situation is not go ing to become grave, and the present rise will not cause any undue alarm. The general situation as to all the levees is reported to be satisfactory by the government engineers. Delegates Am Chosen. McComb City. At a recent meeting of Pike Camp, Woodmen of the World, delegates were selected to attend the state encampment at Natchez- in March. Mr. Abrlght was endorsed as the camp's choice for delegate to the sovereign camp, which mets in San Francisco this year. Home Wrecked By Fire. Okolona. George W: Scruggs' coun try home, five miles east of this city, was destroyed by fire. The house was an ante-bellum home and was insured for less than half its value. Mr. Scruggs lately moved from Memphis. Stock Growers Organize. Grenada. A meeting of the farmers and the stock raisers of Grenada coun ty was held at the court house here for the purpose of organizing a live stock association. Quite a representa tive gathering attended. Capt E. L. Sykes Dead. Aberdeen. Elhelrcd Lundy Sykes died here. He was 69 years old. He was born in Monroe county in 1846, en listed in the Confederate army at the age of 15 years at Corinth, with the Fifth Mississippi infantry, and served until the surrendr in 1865. Banquet Woodmen Lodge. Lambert. Ladies of the Methodist, Baptist and Christian churches ten dered the Woodmen of the World a banquet in appreciation of work in be half of the churches during the year BILIOUS HEADACHY n Gently cleanse your liver and sluggish bowels while you sleep. Get a 10-cent box. . Sick headache, biliousness, dizzi ness, coated tongue, foul taste and foul breath always trace them to torpid liver; delayed, fermenting food In tha -bowels or sour, gassy stomach. Poisonous matter clogged in the in testlnes, Instead of being cast out of the system is re-absorbed into the blood. When this poison reaches the delicate brain tissue it causes cod gestion and that dull, throbbing, sick ening headache. Cascarets immediately cleanse the stomach, remove the sour, undigested food and foul gases, take the excess bile from the liver and carry out all the constipated waste matter and poisons in the bowels. A Cascaret to-night will surely straighten you out by morning. They work while you sleep a 10-cent bot from your druggist means your head clear, stomach sweet and yvtr liver and bowels regular for months. Adv. Ignorance Was Bliss. A raid had been made on a negro gambling house and a dozen inmates arrested. In police court the next morning each of the accused was heard In turn. The last in the row was a large, scared-looking negro. "Well," asked the judge, "what do you know about this case?" "Who? Me?" asked the negro. "Yes, you." "Well, I just tell yo All I knows about dis case is dat I was dar!" Green Bag. MEAT CLOGS KIDNEYS THEN YOUR BACK HURTS Take a Glass of Salts to Flush Kid neys If Bladder Bothers You Drink Lots of Water. No man or woman who eats meal regularly can make a mistake by flush ing the kidneys occasionally, says a well-known authority. Meat forma uric acid which excites the kidneys, they become overworked from the strain, get sluggish and fail to filter the waste and poisons from the blood, then we get sick. Nearly all rheu matism, headaches, liver trouble, ner vousness, dizziness, sleeplessness and urinary disorders come from sluggish kidneys. The moment you feel a dull ache in the kidneys or your back hurts or it the urine is cloudy, offensive, full of sediment, Irregular of passage or at tended by a sensation of scalding, Btop eating meat and get about four ounces of Jad Salts from any pharmacy; take a tablespoonful in a glass of water before breakfast and in a few days your kidneys will act fine. This fa mous salts is made from the acid of grapes and lemon juice, combined with lithla, and has been used for generations to flush and stimulate the kidneys, also to neutralize the acids in urine so it no longer causes irrita tion, thus ending bladder weakness. ' Jad Salts is inexpensive and cannot Injure; makes a delightful efferves cent lithla-water drink which everyone should take now and then to keep the kidneys clean and active and the blood pure, thereby avoiding serious kidney complications. Adv. A -Natural Fear, Old Hound Come, come! What are you shivering about? The Pup Why, I just heard the master say he'd have to put me through the mill. Old Hound Yes; he's going to train you for the hunting. The Pup Oh! I thought be meant the sausage mill. Pittsburgh Dis patch. RESIN0L A HEALING HOUSEHOLD OINTMENT The same soothing, healing, anti septic properties that make resinol ointment a standard nreBcrlDtion for skin-eruptions, also make it the ideal household remedy for burns, scalds, cuts, wounds, sores, chaflngs, pimples, blackheads, irritations, and a score of other troublos which constantly arise in every home, especially where there are children. That is why resinol oint raent Bhould be on your medicine shelf, ready for Instant use. Sold by al) drug gists. Adv. 8he Went "See how I can count, mamma," said Kitty. "That's my right foot. That's one. There's my left foot That's two. Two and one makes three. Three feet make a yard, and I want to go out and play in it." Important to Mothers Examine carefully every bottle el CASTORIA,asafeandaure remedy for uuanu ana cniioron, and see that it Bears the Signature In Use For Over 30 Years. Children Cry for Fletcher's Caatotw Pa's Vindlctlveness. "George, father has failed." "That's just like him! .1 told yon all along, darling, that he was going to do all he could to keep us from be ing married!" Stray Stories. , Thjre would be more hermits if huts could be fitted up with all modern convenience. CSCARETS