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TURK FORTS BOMBARDED BY
Atthens. Bombardment by the aJ.
lied fleet of the Turkish fortifications
along the Dardanelles and sanguin
ary combats for strategic positions on
the Gallipoli peninsula continued to
day. The fighting for ferocity and
continuity has surpassed even the
long drawn out combats of the Bal
kan war; the loss of life on both sides
is much greater. The Turks hold
splendid positions, well protected by
artillery, and the allies are compelled
to advance a yard at a time, digging
themselves in as they push forward.
The Turkish losses in killed and
wounded alone on the peninsula num
ber 45,000. Every hospital in Con-.
stantinople is filled to overflowing
and, temporary hospitals have been
established. In order to prevent the
people of Constantinople from know
ing just how heavy their losses have
been man yof the wounded are now
being sent into interior Asia Minor
Rome. It is reported that tho
queen dowager received from the kai
ser an autograph letter pointing out
the advantages that Italy would de
rive from remaining neutral. In re
ply he received the following tele
gram: "In the house of Savoy only
one reigns at a time."
Paris. A German taube flew over
St Denis, the northerly suburb of
Paris and the senter of the city's
northern defenses this morning,
dropping two bombs.
Rome. The Women's Pro-War
league, composed of many prominent
women, has sent an appeal to the
government asking it to intervene in
the w ar on account of the sinking
of the Lusitania.
London. Today is Russian flag
day. All England is donating money
for the comforts of the Russian
wounded. 'Russian flags fly on pub
lic buildings and are displayed in shop
windows and on coat lapels.
Berne. 100,000 German fugitives
, have reached Lugano from Italy and
10,000 have arrived at Chiasso dur
ing the last three days.
HONORABLE PEACE WANTED BY
Washington, May 11. Peace an
honorable peace will be the keynote
of the policy to be pursued by this
government in the delicate situation
precipitated by the torpedoing of the
Of this much those about him felt
certain today from President Wilson's
remarkable speech before 4,000 new
ly made American citizens at Phila
delphia last night
An immense throng cheered wildly
when President Wilson declared:
"There is such a thing as a nation
being so right that it does not need
to convince others by force that it is
This was Pres. Wilson's nearest
reference to the Lusitania disaster in
addressing 4,000 naturalized citizens
at Philadelphia yesterday.
Quenstown. Suggestions by Cun
ard officials that there may be a few
unheard of survivors of the Lusitania
lying injured .in lonely fishing huts
finds no response in official circles.
They believe no more will be found
alive. The latest available report
shows: Dead, 1,150; saved, 767.
There is complaint that Cunard offi
cials have made no systematic effort
to recover bodies. Their tugs have
only twice been to the scene of the
wreck. It is stated that few who
wore life belts had them properly ad
justed, that was the cause of the
drowning of many.
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SOME BIRD, BO! SOME BIRD!
Ellerboro, W. Va. Dr. Stork was
the most generous guest at E K
Lemon's 72d birthday party. He
brought along a fine baby boy with
the help of Mrs. Lemon, 50. Seven-'
Peoria. 1,000 delegates here to at
tend the 55th annual convention of
the Illinois State Dental society.
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