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:v '-y X battle which the Russian War Office describes as without
'' precedent in history has occurred in Galicia in the course of the
-campaign for mastery of the mountain region which screens
Northern Hungary from Russia. In a single day the German
troops charged twenty-two times ' on a Russian position. They
make their charges up a hill in the face of artillery fire. Twice
they gained possession of the heights, but according to the Rus
sian statement they were finally driven out with bayonets. The
Oerman losses .are described as "excessively heavy." There is
no information on this phase of the situation from German or
-Austrian sources.
" In the recent attack of the Germans on the Warsaw front, the
Russian statement says, their losses amounted to "tens of thou
sands." Another Russian victory is said to nave been gained in Poland
where the Germans attacked the Russian forces. The Petrograd
War Office asserts that the Germans were driven back and that
.one of their battalions was almost annihilated.
The official statements of to-day from Berlin and Paris say
that there was no important fighting yesterday in France.
The battle of the Carpathians, which is to decide whether the
.Russians will be able to force a way over the mountains and in
vade Hungary or will be driven back to the northward, apparent
ly is as far from a decision as at any time since the Austrians,
with their German re-enforcements, launched the attack. Each
of the opposing armies has won minor victories, but neither has1
been able to gain sufficient headway to place the other definitely
an the defensive. . - - -
The correspondent of a Berlin newspaper states that no speedy
successes must be expected, as movements are' slow on account of
the heavy snow and the most that
Is the forcing back of the Russian step by step.
Although the Russian forces alongTthe Warsaw frorjt have un
dertaken an attack, they apparently have' been -no more success
ful than were the Germans in their last onslaught. So far as has
been reported there is no important shifting of positions. In
Horthern Poland another important battle is under way, with the
issue still undecided.
The Russian Duma adopted a resolution expressing the pur
pose of carrying on the war until the peace of Europe was assur
ed on terras satisfactory to Russia..
It is reported from Geneva that another "Zeppelin has been
ost. It is said to Jiave been wreckedrjn a storm in a flight over
"the North Sea. -r v: :-'
r Another instance pf the.us;e of the" American flag by a British'
.steamer wasTeported to-day by passengers -fdh",the CuiiarHerOf-
duna, which arrived afeerc? York r from' Liverpool1. The7 Orduna
as said to have flown the American flag for nearly twenty-four
.hours while crossing the Irish" Sea, " " " '" r v --" ,,r
Both Britons and Germans Notified That
They Must Show Full Respect to
the Stars and Stripes,
Washington, Feb. 11. The United States has warned' Great
Sritian and Germany respectively, that general use of the Amer
ican flag by British vessels'would be1 viewed with' grave concern
here, and that the destruction by' Germany of any American ves
sel in the newly prescribed war zone would lead to serious ' com
plications. It became known today that the text of the two' notes sent
last night-to Great Britia'nand; Germany expressed much' more
emphatically than: had been generally known the displeasure of
the United States at the use of
men and its solicittldfe over the implication that neutral vessels
were liable todes'truction by German submarines in the waters
around Great Britian and Ireland.
In the document which has been transmitted to Ambassador
Gerard at Berlin for presentation to the German Foreign Office,
thee? is a'friendly but pointed statement that American vessels
Bnijuldave free and unrestricted passage through the high seas
. and unbfoSkaded waters? and that destruction of an American ves-
, sel might lead to a change in the. hitherto friendly relations which
i have existed betwetn. the United States and Germany.
can be looked for by Germany,
neutral flags by British merchant
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are not based on the Lusitania incident hut on . the statement of
the British Foreign Office justifying the use of neutral flags by its
vessels, the United States has stated unequivocally, it is under
stood, that a continuance of the practice would be highly danger
ous to neutral vessels and would be viewed with the deepest anx
ity here.
The texts of the two documents are expected to be published
by the State Department. Among diplomatists here the fact that
the United States has taken a pronounced stand created a pro
found impression.
We have no complaint about
the weather this week.
Quite a number of plant beds
were burned in this community
last week.
Mr, H. A. Moss, of Greensburg,
called in to see us one morning
last, week, while en route to
Cumberland county, looking af
ter the business.
Rev, W. C. Christie filled his
regular appointment here last
Sunday with a very interesting
Mr. W. B. Hill will leave in a
few days, for his western trip
for Pratts Stock Food. We are
glad to note that he has jrecov
ed from:hissevere speli of sick
ness and is now 'in his usual
health, v , - .'
"Mri. Uriah Keltner, of-Keltner,
.made a trip through here the
first, of the week, looking after
tobacco, paying the market price.
Mr. Sam Mitchell, of Colum
bia, was in T our midst one day
the first of the week.
Mrs: Sallie Dowell, of Lile
town, is visiting her son and
family, Mr. Thos. Dowell, at this
place this. week.
Mr.- Jo Hunter has been on
the sick list for the past week
with lagrippe. .,,
,. We are-glad. tp note, that Mrs;
.Thps. Dowell, who has been ;ra
jthe sick list, ior several weeks,1
is.improving at this time.
,Mr. sW? P Flowers closed-a
;deal,vlast f week;..- with Warren
Sexton buyinga very r desirable
building lot.inme, of; the .most
desirable locations in our, town.
Mrs, Rentf Gist, who has been
confined to her room for several
weeks with fever, is improving
at this time
Mr. JoelRodgers, our mill man,
visited his family at Roachville,
last Saturday and Sunday.
Messrs. James and Austin Gil
pin, Tolbert Coomer and William
Brummett, of Sparksville sec
tion, were in our midst last Fri
day. They report .business fair
ly good in their community,
Mr. Cordie Wilson made a trip
to Louisville, lastr week, with,
quite a lot of furs, oi different
kinds that he had 'purchased in
this section. Weiave not learned
since his return, how the mar
ket was.
There were ten or twelve loads
of tobacco passed through here
the first of the week from Breed
ing en route for the loose leaf
market at Greensburg. On their
return, we learned through Mr.
Rd Simpson that Ef l. L-t
was good and they were all pleas
ed with the t- a-i for-their tobacco.
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While in conversation with Mr.
Strong Hill a few: days ago, in re
gard to his saw and grist mill
business in this section of the
county, he informed us that the
one he nad located in the Dean
woods had been almost demolish
ed. His loss is heavy.
Mr. Frank Dulin was on the
sick list several days of last
The milling business here
is increasing from the appearance
of the many loaded wagons we
see daily on the mill yard. We
understand that our farmers are
receiving for their wheat at this
mill, $1,25, per bu. We are serry
that we hav'nt a large supply of
of wheat through this section.
At threshing time, corn was very
high and scarce, and some of our
largest wheat growers fed ' quite
a lot of wheat, others disposed of
it-at the marast price at that
time. So you 'can readily see,
that our wheat supply at the
present is limited. If we had
known these high prices were
coming, we would have been
ready with the goods.
Our across the river neighcor, Indi
ana, has a board of health like unto
ours, and that board has a secretary
like all health boards do, and Indi
ana's board has a secretary that is
very fine. He is a .great sanitarian,
ana I have the pleasure of knowing
him personally. He belongs to the
front rank, -and- be is always found
there, and always,ready to do some
thing" for the betterment of the
health of his people. His name is J.
iN. Hurty. I have been particular
in speaking about him, because I will
'perhaps in my remarks occasionally
quote from this great man. In an ar
ticle borrowed from him, I will give
you "The young mother and the fat
hog." Not a fable.
One time a little mother, who was
only twenty-five years old, began to
feel tired all the time. Her appetite
had failed her for weeks before the
tired feeling came. Her three little
girls, once a joy in her life, now be
came a burden to her. It was, "Mam
ma, mamma," all day long. She had
never noticed these appeals until the
tired feeling came. The little moth
er had red spots on her cheeks and
slight dry cough. One day when
dragging herself around, forcing her
weary body -to work, she felt a sharp
but slight pain in her chest, her head
grew dizzy, and suddenly her mouth
filled, with blood. The hemorrhage
was not severe, but it left her, very
weak. The doctor she had consulted
ior ner cougn ana urea reeling, had
said: "You .are all run down, you
need a tonic.'' -jFor a fee, he prescribed
bitters made of alcohol water and
gentian. This gave her false strength
for a while for it checked out her lit
tle reserve. When the hemorrhage
occurred she and all her neighbors
knew she had consumption and the
doctor should. have known it and told
her months before Now she wrote to
the State Board of Health nnd said:
"I am told that consumption in its
early stages can be cured by out door
life, continued rest and plenty of plain,
croodfood. 'I do not want to die. I
-ant to IIvr ana v .. -
make them good - os Whare can,
I go to getVetw r "? rap- was
"The cre&', Chrxit- n ot?.te of Indian
has not yet xia to th mighty econ
tyZfi'V.' -o """ lil'-Ia r-
ars,from- consumption. "At present,
the only place where you can go Is J I
grave. However, tne state win care
for your children in an orphan asylum
after you are dead, and then, in a few
years a special officer will find a home
for them. But save your life never.
That is a cranky idea. It is not bus
iness, the State can't afford it. So the
little mother died of the preventable
and curable disease, the home was
broken up and the children were taken
to the orphan asylum. A big, fat hog
found one morning that he had a pain
in his belly. He sqealed loudly and
the farmer came out of the house to
sea what was the matter. "He's got
the hog cholry," said the hired man,
So the farmer telegraphed to Secreta
ry Wilson of the United States Agri
cultural Department, and the reply
was, "Certainly, I will send you a man
right away. Sure enough the man
came. He said that he was aD.T.S.,
and he was too. He had a government
syringe and a bottle of government
medicine in his hand bag, and he went
for the hog. It got well. It was not
cranky for the government to do this,
and it could afford the expense, for
the hog could be turned into ham,
sausage, lard and bacon. Any body
even a fool can see it would be cranky
for the State to save the life of a little
mother, and it could not afford it
Moral: Be a hog and be worth sav
ing. Up to a few years ago, our govern
ment paid out 310,000,000 for scab on
sheep, ticks on cattle, and cholera In
hogs, while it had paid nothing at all
for the benefit of the people, men,
women and children. Our Savior
while on earth denounced the Phar
isees for similar things. See Matt.
23 chapter and 23 verse. Wo unto you
scribes, phanses, hypocrites, for ye
tithe mint and anise and cummin, and
Ijave left undone the weightier jmat
ters of the law, judgment and mercy
and faith: but these ye ought to have
done, but not left the'others undone
He told them they ought to have paid
tithes on the little things, but not left
the weightier matter or the law. Our
government paid not tithes, but mill
ions of dollars for the benefit of cattle,
sheep and hogs, which was right, but
it ought not to have left uncared for
the more important parts .of our
country, men, women and children.
But in the last few years the govern
ment has got a move on it, and has
sent a man away out to the Eocky
mountains to investigate the Eocky
mountain tick, suspected to be the
cause of the Eocky Mountain spotted
fever. In the very midst of his iabors
he was bitten by one of the ticks, took
the fever and died. Another man
was sent to Mexico, to look after the
capers of the body louse, saicl to be the
cause of typhus fever. During the in
vestigation a louse bit him, and he'
went the way of all the earth. -Several
expert rat catchers were dispatched
to New Orleans to make a round up
in that ancient city. They arestillat
it at this writing. Why spend thirty
or forty thousand dollars to kill one
man when the expenditure of two or
three would perhaps save his life?
The war office of Great Britain states
from its statistics of the Boer war that
it costs ?40,000 to kill one man. The
statistics of Col Gorgas, now surgeon
general of the United States army,
who was in the Panama Canal Zone,
shows that it cost 82.43 per capita of
population to save one human life
from the deadly condition? which for
merly existed there. These facts
raise the question why do we so will
ingly tax ourselves hundreds of mill
Ions for killing men and so grudgingly
appropriate a few paltry thousands
for saving men? What has intelli
gence and morals to do with such ac
tion? Mr. H. C. Austin has been appelat
ed postmaster at Decatur, Eussell
Mrs. Pearl Holt, died last Thursday
morning.at 4. o'clock, near Purdy. She
was 23 years-old. She was a daughter
of Mr. and Mrs, G. D. Harmon. She
was buried at Bearwallow, Eev. J. D.
Burton conducting the services. She
leaves her'husband, one child, father
mother and several brothers and sis
ters. Mr. W. E. McCandless has been a
great sufferer for the past ten days,
having a very sore arm. Several
mpnths ago he got it cut on glass, the
wound" soon curing. - It recently com-
x I menped:to pain him, 'and last week
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