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Massacres, Devastation and
Death Follow Entrance of
Hordes Into Druniia,
Says Dr. Yuseff
^ New York, March 12.—A story of mua
i .^acrea, devastation and deaths from pii
p ation was told tonight by Dr. A D,
| ueefF. a Persian physician, who has just
rived here from his home country, in
scribing the recent invasion of 1’rumia,
i ..'them Persia, by the Kurds.
„ tt the approach <*f tin* inviuJers, said
Yuseff, fiO.OOQ t'htistians lied through
|! . mountains into Russia, making the
mey on foot. Dr. Yuseff. who, with
I .A wife, took part in tills flight, do
I -red the fugttves left the roads strewn
j K ith thousands who had succumbed to
|^Ardshlps. Dr. Yuseff said Tie since had
-** "'••lived reports that many Christiaan,
I able to flee, had been massacred.
I About 15,tX)0 Christian refugees are now
R.xtder the protection of tho American mis
sion in TJrumift, and 20,000 in Tabriz, while
pH|CSiy tHf'UPands are scattered in towns
[along the Russian border, where there
Ure misfoms. Dr. Yuseff said. The mls
kons, ho declared, seem to be the only
pope, due to the fact that, they fly the
LAmerican flag.
r “The first invasion of the Kurds, of
whom there are some 3,000,000 living In
the Kurdistan mountains, west and south
west of the plains of I’rumia, was in
September, but the invading party of 6000
was driven back by Russian troops.
“The second invasion,” said Dr. Yuseff.
“began late in December. A force of 600
Russians and Christians engaged the
Kurds, killing aboilt 200 of the invaders.
They found them bearing flags with the
word ‘Goliad,’ indicating a holy war was
being waged.
“The Kurds kept advancing and the
Russian commander sent word to all the
villages on the plains on January 2 for
the people to floe north. About 60,000
Christians responded, leaving everything
behind but such bread and blankets as
they could carry. Mrs. Yuseff and my
self joined the refugees.
“Donkeys, ox carts, camels and other
means were employed, but even then
thousands of men. women and children
wore forced to make their way on foot.
Uieep, cattle, artillery, soldiers and refu
ses were mingled in one great stream,
ithers were carrying their babies on
ir backs and old men were weighed
rn with burdens.”
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soluble Antiseptic Powder to
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Vs a medicinal antiseptic for douches
treating catarrh, inflammation or
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■jr ten years the Lydia E. Pinkham
Medicine Co. has recommended Paxtine
In their private correspondence with
women, which proves its superiority.
Women who have been cured say
It is "worth its weight in gold.” At
druggists. 50c. large box, or by mall.
The Paxton Toilet Co... Boston, Mass.
Touching Letter From Teu
ton Surgeon Tells of
Leroy-Beaulieu
Paris, February 26.—{Correspondence of
the Associated Press.)—Pierre Leroy
Beaulieu, son of the well-known econo1
mist, Paul Leroy-Beaulieu, is the latest
member of Parliament to give his life tc
his country.
He had already ehown his courage ir
a particularly violent political campaign
in which he braved several attacks and
received a bullet in his shoulder. Ac
cording to the following letter from a
German surgeon announcing his death, he
showed the same courage on the battle
field :
“A- la C-, January 19.
(Probably Aix La Chappelle.)
“Madame: It is with the expression of
deepest sympathy that i inform you that
your husband, captain of a group of re
servists of the —Tth regiment, artillery,
died day before yesterday in my hospital
of a wound in the head. As wan reported
to me he was wounded while fighting with
the bravery of a hero. After all his gun
ners had fallen he himself served his
piece; when he was finally obliged tc
cease filing he continued to defend him
self with his revolver until struck by n
bullet in the temple which affected his
right eye.
“He was wounded January 13. The
wound was so grave that he immediately
lost consciousness and did not recover
his senses before bis death, which was
peaceful- and painless.
“The burial took place today in our
military cemetery with military honors
a.nd in presence of German officers as
well as soldiers.
“The tomb has been marked by a cross
identified by the number Tf). The benedic
tion was pronounced by a Catholic priest
of our army division. I bow humbly and
full of admiration before the valianee of
this comrade fighting heroelally to the
last extremity for his fatherland.
“It is painful to me that our medical
science, which did everything it could,
was unable to save such a precious life
for his dear ones.
“May God console you and your chil
dren. DR. GEISSLER,
“Chief Surgeon Ambulance No. 3, Third
German Army Corps.”
mosesTearnedto
DO IT HUNTING
HEN NESTS AS A BOY
A quick recovery was made of the
goods stolen Thursday night from the
store of the Tennessee Produce company,
it Fifth avenue and Twenty-first street.
The police were notified of the burglary
at about 1 o’clock Friday morning, hut
in the absence of occupants wTere unable
to determine with any satisfaction what
had been stolen, or to trace the thieves
very far.
Detective Moses, however, was on the
scene again yesterday morning at an
early hour and upon investigation found
that fully 300 dozen eggs and a few
chickens had disappeared during the
night. After a thorough search of the
neighboring alleys Officer Moses located
almost all of the stolen goods, Including
about 10 cases of eggs, hidden in a negro
house. The negro was arrested.
That Broken Look
From Judge.
“How did you guess I was having finan
cial troubles?"
“I noted the change in your face."
' " '&&&»#
For Every Man Killed a Ton
of Metal is Thrown a Mile
It Is a War
| of long distance fighting. Thousands of men
have been killed on both sides without ever see
ing the enemy.
'it’s a war in which machine is pitted against ma
chine—monstrous, death-dealing devices, almost
' superhuman in their fatal accuracy, and of unheard
! |1 of driving force—sending tons of hurtling missiles'
at an unseen foe.
The story of this overpowering tragedy of civiliaa
40 tion is told with historical accuracy and thorough
3f ness in
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! American Vessel Sent to Bof'om Bv German Cruiser |
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The WILLIAM P- FR.YF - - <*
Here is shown the Willlain P. Frye, the Ame-rican merchant vessel which was sent to the bottom in the South
Atlantic on January 28 by the German auxiliary cruiser Prinz Bite! Friedrich. The news of the sinking of the vessel
became known after the German cruiser, seeking repairs, entered the harbor at Newport News, Vu. After halting the
William P. Frye at sea Captain Thierich-sen, of the Prinz Bitel Friedrich, took off H. H. Kiebne, her captain, his
family and all of the crew before he sent the vessel to the bottom. The William P. Frye was a steel ship of 3,000
tons, built in 1901. She left Seattle November 6 laden with grain for Queenstown.
WELSH SOLDIER^
SONG BRINGS TRUCE
London, February 20.—(Correspond
ence of the Associated Press.)—A song
into which a Welsh soldier with a mag
nificent voice put his heart and soul
brought about a temporary truce dur
ing the fighting near Dixmude recently'.
The soldier who writes of the incident
says:
“it was a miserable night. A heavy
lain had filed the trenches kneedeep
with half frozen mud. There was no
,.sound except the ‘plop’ of a German bul
let against the earth of the parapet
iand the crack of a British rifle in re
turn.
“We were unprepared for any break
in the dull misery of our routine, when
out of the darkness £anie a voice. It was
a merry Welsh ballad called ‘Hob y
deri dando,’ sung in as fine a voice as
one could hear on the stage. It was the
cheeriest sound I ever heard. At the i
end a round of applause came down the
trenches. But imagine our surprise ro
hear clapping and calls for more, in
good English, from the German
trenches. Thereupon the gallant Welsh
man gave us ‘Mintra Gwen.’
“Meantime, we realized that not a
shot had been fired by either side dur
ing the song. We had forgotten all
about war. So a bargain was struck
with the Germans that if the Welsman
would give us another song, neither
side would fire any more until day
light
“The third song was ‘Hen Wlad fy
Nhadau.’ It was perhaps the first time
the Welsh national anthem was ever
heard on this dismal Flemish morass.”
IS SHUT BY
DETECTIVE JONES
j ___
Shooting Follows Attempt to Re
sist Arrest, Claim
Officers
Jim Ragland, a negro, was shot and
seriously injured by Detective Jones, spe
cial agent for the Frisco, at a late hour,
last night. The shooting occurred near'
East Thomas and, according to the offi-'
cer’s statement of the affair, followed an 1
attempt on the part of the negro t^resist
arrest.
Detectives Jones and Ball, it is stated,,
caught the negro in the act of entering
a freight cur in the Frisco yards. The
negro resisted arrest and the shooting
followed. The negro was shot In the chest.
His condition is considered serious.
Following the shooting the wounded ne
gro was -carried from the scene of the
shooting to Acipco on an engine, but an
accident forced the officers to send to
Birmingham for the ix»lice patrol to con
vey him to the city. No ambulances were
available. The negro was taken Uo the
Hillman hospital.
At a late hour last night it could not
be learned whether the negro fired upon
the officers or not.
Deaths and Funerals
Elijah A. McDaniels
Elijah A. McDaniels, aged 71, died laBt
night at the family residence, 501G Grand
avenue, Woodlawn, following a 10-days’
illness The cause of his death was apo
plexy. He is survived by a widow, three
daughters ami two sons, Mrs. Janies W.
Teets of Greensboro, Mrs. J. V. Narkates,
Mrs. Evins, O. L. McDaniels and L. M.
McDaniels of Birmingham. The funeral
services will be held this afternoon at 2:30
o’clock from the residence, the Rev. F. A.
Bishop officiating. Interment at Forrest
Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Lennie S. Devine
, The remains of Mrs. Lennie S. De
vine. 23 years of age, whose death oc
curred at a local infirmary Friday
afternoon, were sent to Decatur last
night by Shaw & Son. The deceased is
survived by her husband, Walter F.
Devine.
John J. Monaghan
The funeral services of John J.
Monaghan, aged 15 months, infant son
of Mi*, and Mrs. B. A. Monaghan, who
died Thursday morning, were conduct
ed from the family residence, 1513
Fourteenth street, south, Friday morn
ing at 10:30 o’clock. Interment fol
lowed at Elmwood cemetery.
Miss Pattie Darden
Miss Pattie Darden, age 23, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Darden, died
yesterday morning at 1:45 o'clock at
I he family residence, 8515 Hillman
avenue. East Lake. She is survived by
her parents and two brothers. The fu
neral will be held at 2:30 o’clock this
afternoon followed by interment in
Elmwood. Pallbearers will be as fol
lows: Charles Billiman, Charles Bern
hard, Marsh Acker, L. A. Whit-atom,
Alfred Eager and Lewis Morris.
Mrs. Elizabeth Creel
Mrs. Elizabeth Creel, aged 33 years, died
at 10:30 o’clock Friduy night, at the fam
ily residence, 131G Glen Iris avenue, south.
The remains will be shipped this after
noon to 'Talladega by Warner & Smiley.
The deceased is survived by her hus
band, Jainos F. Creel: father, Silas A.
Austin; mother, two sisters and three
brothers.
•fOHftS Undertaking Co* Phone 1001,
ISEVENTEENTIMES
THE DARDANELLES
Officers of the Battleship
Triumph Tell of Bom
bardment of Turk
ish Straits
Txmdoii. March 13. (12:30 a. m.)—The of
ficers of the British battleship Triumph,
formerly the Chilean warship IAbertad.
which has been 17 limes in action in the
{ Dardanelles, gave an account of the fight
ing in the tortuous waterway to the Daily
Telegraph's correspondent at Mitylene,
where the Triumph is coaling.
“Trial trips were made into the en
trance of the Dardanelles February 18
by torpedo boat destroyers, which got
within a thousand yards of the forts,"
said one of the officers. "The destroyers
were not fired upon, as the Turks, prob
ably through a shortage of ammunition,
reserved their shells for tho larger ships.
The Triumph was ordered to bombard
Fort 1 and drstros* battery No. 60. both
on tile European side of the straits, but
we could find no trace of the battery,
which even the seaplanes tailed to locate.
“Along the shore, we perceived trenches
and barbed wire entanglements, which
hud been erected to prevent landings.
Home troops also wero seen entrenched on
the hills.
“On the morning of February 19, all
the allied ships proceeded against the
outer forts, opening fire at 7600 yards.
They received no reply. The Triumph
reeonnoitered Cape Hellos' defenses and
opened fire on them during the afternoon
with her 7-incli guns, causing very heavy
damage.
“When we rejoined the fleet in the even
ing a spectacular scene was witnessed.
The French ships were firing furiously
from the south, while two British ships
steamed up and down tiring salvos. Bad
weather interrupted the operations, which
were resumed the 20th, when the Triumph
located Battery 50. The same day, three
trips into the entrance were made by
various British ships, the Triumph getting
to within 2000 yards of Fort 3 and making
direct hits on the enemy's guns.
"That night the Turks burned the light
houses. The next clay mine sweepers
passed through the entrance, under the
protection of the Triumph.
“On March 1 the Triumph was ordered
against Fort Dardanus, where she, was
hit tlirice, one shell going through her
armor, killing one man. This would have
been a serious affair, but the shell ex
ploded before it penetrated. Another shell
went clean through the captain’s cabin.
“The same evening the Triumph cov
ered a landing party, which blew up some
of the important works on the Asiatic
side. The explosions sent fragments of
wreckage hundreds of feet into the air
and three-quarters of the distance across
the straits. *
"All the men of the Triumph are in
excellent spirits. Throughout the opera
tions one would have thought these men
were engaged in some sporting expedi
tion rather than in deadly warfare.”
THE PRINZ EITEL
WILL NOT LEAVE
AMERICAN PORT
UNTIL WAR ENDS
^ (Continued from Page One)
require three weeks to make his ship sea
worthy:
“March 12. 1915.
“The Commander the German Cruiser, the
Prlnz Eltel Friedrich.
“Sir: Replying further to your letter
of March 11, I have the honor to request
that you advise me definitely, at the
earliest moment within your power, of
the necessary repairs needed and the
length of time required to make your
vessel seaworthy.
"You will also please be good enough
to advise me of the character and quan
tity of stores and fuel necessary to carry
your vessel to the nearest port of your
home country.
“Being charged with the enforcement
of the neutrality of the United States
in these waters, I have the honor to re
quest that you advise me of all the sup
plies you desire to purchase while here.
Respectfully,
“NORMAN R. HAMILTON,
' "Collector of Customs.’’
The collector did not expect to receive
a reply to this letter tonight. A formal
report on the entire Incident of the Fried
rich's arrival here was forwarded by Col
lector Hamilton tonight to the Secretary
of the Treasury. It will reach him to
morrow morning.
Immigration officials still are holding
on the Friedrich immigrants taken from
the French steamer Floride.
Disposition of them is under consid
eration by the immigration authorities.
Britain and Falkland
From the Boston Herald.
The Argentine government may be
displeased to find that the British do
not take it seriously in its protest
against British occupancy of the Falk
land Islands and the concentration of
naval forces there. Though springing
at present from the recent naval en
gagement near the islands, this protest
is a hardy annual that for nearly a
century has borne no fruit. The claim
which the Argentine Republic inherited
was first made by the provisional gov
ernment of Buenos Ayres in 1820, dur
ing the war of independence from Span
ish rule, which ended four years later.
But Great Britain, France and Spain
had all successively held the Falk
lands for more than two centuries be
fore then. The group was first sighted
by John Davis in 1592: it received its
present name in 1689 from Captain
Strong, in honor of his friend, Lord
Falkland; it was partially occupied by
French expeditions in 1710 and 1761.
when it was sold to Spain for $150,0000;
whereupon in 1765 the British took
possession and six years afterward the
Spanish claim was compulsorily aban
doned.
Thus the islands had quite a history
In the hands of European powers be
fore the European settlers on the main
land, 300 miles away, threw off the
Spanish yoke and established a repub
lic. But for a long time no govern
ment was Instituted in the insular terri
tories, and so an opportunity was af
forded to Buenos Ayres settlers to lay
a foundation for the title afterward
asserted. They withdrew, however, at
the instance ol' the British government
on the rejection of their claim. In
1833 the flag of a governor was hoisted
at the capital, the group was used as
a penal colony till 1852, and it is
so well known as a British possession
that if you mention the King of the
Penguins to a Britisher he will under
stand at once that you mean the gov.
ernor of the Falklands.
So close 1ms the British connection
grown that the United Kingdom sends
about 90 per cent of the imports, and
takes nearly all the* exports. A very
different connection, neither political
nor commercial, but geological, may
be emphasized by the Argentine gov
ernment, Patagonia npd the Falkland
group being connected by a submarine
TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY
\\ AXT1.D—A good truck salesman tc
handle the state. See Mr. Williams at
the Tutwiler. Boom &ti, '
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I Loveman, Joseph & Loeb , l|
TODAY
I Last day of the
Colby sale
Finally closing sale of
the Colby Decorating
Company stock, 1922
3rd avenue
All wall papers in lots enough for rooms aver
aging 16x16 feet. Grouped into 500 bundles
at last low price of 50c to $2.50 per bundle
Some rugs and drapery fabrics
still remain with prices slash
ed for last day sale today
Big values are here in this
Sale of men’s hosiery
Spring cleaning in the Men’s Store dis- .
closed hundreds of pairs of Men’s Hose in f j
broken lines and brands. In instances there
were less than one dozen pairs of one particu- L\
lar brand. These Hose have been gathered
and assorted and will be disposed of today in
a vigorous sale.
The assortment includes Hose of cotton,
lisle, silk lisle and pure silk, in every color
and in every size. In each group all sizes will
be found, although not every size in every j j
Men’s 1
25c hose A O'C
In this lot of Hose several well
known brands include medium
weight mercerized Cotton Hose,
Hermsdorf Black Hose, Silk Lisle
Hose in black, navy, gray, purple,
olive, garnet and natural.
Men’s Qp
50c hose ^sx*.
At this exceedingly low price are
Hose of splendid wearing lisle, silk
lisle and pure silk, in Onyx and other
well known brands. The color assort
ment Includes browns, navies, tans,
grays, greens, purple and black. Also
some fancy Hose with embroidered
clockings.
Men’s COr*
1.00 hose »5vfC.
These are all pure silk Hose of
splendid quality and are for men who
are most particular about their hos
iery. They are displayed in blue,
gray, tan, lavender and garnet, in
complete size assortments.
i ]]
Men’s 1.50 pure
silk hose
1 il 3
At their reduped price these Hose
represent important savings. The
size assortment is slightly Incom
plete, there being sizes 9. 10, 11 and
11 1-2 only. In the assortment, al
though not complete in each size, are
Hose of tan, navy, gray, helltrope
and black.
(Men’s Wear, Main Floor)
More than 1000 new j
ties for men !
rTies for men with conservative taste.
Ties for men whose tendency runs towards
vivid colorings and hold patterns.
In short, every kind of Tie for every kind
of man here in this wonderful group of 50c
Ties.
The splendid quality of the silks used in
their making and the limitless choice of col
ors and patterns will make tie choosing easy
for those men who buy theirs here.
More Manhattans arrived \
Men, it is none too early to pick your Spring
Shirts, and it will prove a decided advantage for
ga g/\ you'to pick them here today.
' Whether you want Soft Shirts with French cuffs
to or Soft Shirts with stiff cuffs, a splendidly varied
(gt ^ gA assortment awaits you. The White Shirts in self
figures, the crepes with satin stripes, the shirts of
silk and linen mixed fabrics are all worthy a spe- ,s.
cial trip to see.
Men's ,2.$j2! 1 $1.65 j
Russian corded madras, an attractive, well wearing fabric, displaying
choice of blue, heliotrope and pink effects. .... it
These Shirts have been selling vigorously at 2.00, are extra special today
at 1.65. Are made well, full and the size assortment is as yet unbroken.
LovemanjSbph(, Loeb
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plateau. There we read an earlier his
tory than that of occupation and an
nexation, but it is the latter that wrill
decide the question between Britain
and Argentine—if it has not been prac
tically decided by an agreement they
have made in the South Orkneys, one
of the Falkland dependencies. There
the Argentine government haB sought
and obtained the nermlssion of the
British government to erect a mtoorolo
glcal station. Surely this is a distinct
acknowledgement of British sover
eignty. After all, howVver, the con
sideration of territorial contiguity
should have some weight with the
British, and they, may eventually ate
. *• j..• . -t t MSl-’-’t
their way to a friendly compromise—
a division of the islands, if not a part
nership—that would be satisfactory to
both nations.
Baby’s Ray of Gaslight
From the New York Globe.
“How’s the baby?” asked the neigh
bor of the new father.
“Fine!” said tho proud parent. *
"Don’t you find that a baby bright
ens up a household wonderfully?” pur
sued the friend.
"Yes,*’ said the parent, with a sigh.
"we have the gas going most of tho
right BOW.’*.
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