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SURRENDERS EORCES Troops Besieged at Kut-el-Amara Give Up to Turks BESIEGED HAVE HELD OUT SINCE LAST DECEMBER. Guns and Munitions Destroyed Before Surrendering. Was Endeavoring to Take Bagdad. LONDON. April 29, 4:45 p. m.—Maj. Gen. Charles Townshend, commander of the British forces besieged at Kut el-Amara, Mesopotamia, by Turnish forces since last December, has sur rendered. This information w r as con tained in a British official statement issued this afternoon. The official statement added that Gen. Townshend destroyed all his guns and munitions before surrender ing. The British forces late last fall were driven into a dangerous pocket near Kutel-Amara by the Turks after oper ations further north by Gen. Towns hend in which he was making an ef fort to capture Bagdad. Just when he w-as in sight of this coveted point, the Moslems drove him down the Tigris and have held him there in a precari ous position since. Gen. Townshend was conducting a campaign designed to protect the Suez canal by diver sions further east to occupy the at tention of the Turks, to prevent Ger man Incursions into Mesopotamia, to meet Persian opposition and to co operate with the Russians in their ef fort to drive the Turk out of Asia Minor. In the past few weeks there have been renewed efforts to push the relief column on to Kut-el-Amara. Comments in London upon the long siege state the casualties in General Townshend's force to have been at least 8,100, and as the town is among the deadliest in the world and the sea son is now at its worst the need for relief was by now desperate. General Lake reported a victory two weeks ago in a battle on the right (south) bank of the Tigris, where a north west gale drove water into the Turk ish trenches, which became untenable. The Turks were compelled to retreat over a distance varying from one and a half to three miles and were subject ed to severe punishment while falling back to new positions. On April 15 gradual but steady progress was made by the British forces, which con tinued to advance on the south side of the Tigris. In a report covering operations on the night of April 17-18 General Lake says the Turks made a series of strong counter-attacks south of the Tigris, and the British lines were forced back from 500 to 800 yards. From this time on the Turks have gained ground and made the British position perilous. The Britisli relief expedition sent in in January from the Persian gulf up the Tigris failed to effect a junction with Towns hend's forces in time to be of material service to him. P. U. U. ALLOWS POTATELLO TO COMPETE WITH WATERWORKS CO. POCATELLO—Following failure to effect a deal with the Pocatello water company, whereby the city of Poca tello would have acquired the water plant of the company for $290,000, the price fixed by the public utilities com mission, the commission granted the application of the city for a certificate of public convenience and necessity, and the order was issued, and city au thorities, and the special counsel. Budge & Barnard, were so notified. Mayor Williams states that tv>o „u v will proceed to construct the plant a« originally planned, and the city Having been fortified with all legal action and decisions, and popular sentiment being favorable to the municipal plant, the way should be clear. GENERAL ADVERTISING j j THE FLAVOR OF SPEAR HEAD IS UNIQUE 99 A Chew That Has Been Famous for a Third of a Century HAS THE RICH RED BURLEY TASTE Chewing is the only way to get the rich taste of the tobacco leaf. 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Abddul Hak Hussein, wife of the Turkish charge d'affaires in Washington, was made re cently. She Is popular in diplomatic circles and entertains frequently. BURLEY LANS BUSÏ ON BAU PROPOSIIION Hold Enthusiastic Meeting and Con clude to Put Strong Team in the Field. BURLEY, Ida.—A meeting was held Wednesday evening at the American Steam Laundry by baseball fans and business men for the purpose of dis cussing the advisability of Burley be coming one of the towns represented in a proposed league consisting of Twin Falls, Burley, Buhl, Rupert, Kim berly and Jerome. F. E. Ware acted as temporary chairman for the even ing. As presented to those attending the gathering the various towns are to finance their own teams and pay 25 per cent of the gate receipts Into the league treasury for running expenses. Reports from the other towns showed that all had acted favorably on the plan. Burley being the only commun ity not as yet enrolled. After considerable discussion pro and con, Mr. Koplin was elected man ager of the Burley club with power to act as representative at the league meeting to be Held at Twin Falls in the near future. Burley is the largest town on the Minidoka project, second largest town in the proposed league. It is entering an era of great prosperity and the citi zens are all anxious to develop every advantage offered, to the fullest ex tent. Baseball combines entertain ment with one of the best known forms of publicity. It Is the national game, and when played in league form, competing with neighboring towns, it arouses the maximum amount of en thusiasm. A winning team means all these benefits raised to the nth power. —Burley Advocate. NINETY MILLON A DAY POST OF STRUGGLE IN EUROPE NEW YORK—War is now costing the nations of Europe more titan nine ty million dollars a day, according to estimates prepared In a booklet to be issued by the Mechanics and Metals bank of this city. Of this enormous total, the principal burden falls on the entente allies. The bank estimates that the cost per hour to England, j France and Russia is approximately j $2,600,000, while to the Teutonic em pires the cost is in excess of $1,000, 000 . The total cost of the war, if it is still in progress on August 1 next, will have been $45,000,000,000. Of this sum, Great Britain's share will have been $11,600,000,000, Germany's a trifle less, and France's $9,250,000,000. Two years of the war, the booklet states, will cost six times more than the full amount expended in the civil war; will reach a sum 40 times more i than the amount of our national debt, and will be 120 times more than the cost of the Panama canal. AfORGENTHAU RESIGNS FROH TURKISH phst ,, ,, . WASHINGTON—Henry Morgenthau, American embassador to Turkey, has i '™' Æ^ted^ ' succeä" hinT* Reports of Mr. Morgeiithau's inten ' wn, ^ th f T" I have been current for severaT weeks 8lnce he return« d from Constantinople on a vacation . He had planned to re turn to his post during the first week of May Recently he saw PreaiiMo wllBon and latcr said he wa8 con8ider . ing res i gning Mr. Morgenthau is expected to take up important organization work for the Democratic party in the coming campaign. This step has been urged upon him by some of his friends. His work in Turkey has won him praise from botli the president and Secretary Lansing, and it is under stood Mr. Wilson has been reluctant to accept the resignation. JL. closes! REBEL FLAG STILL FLIES IN Parts of Ireland's Capital Are Prey to flames CONTINUES AMI LOOTING GENERAL. FIGHTING STREET Rioters Keep Up Sliots From Barri cades. Dublin. Killed in One Hundred LONDON—Parts of the city of Dub lin are in flames. Street fighting con tinues and there is much looting, it is said, but the reinforced milita is mak ing steady progress. Most of the shops arc closed and passenger communica tion is still cut off. Fifteen hundred or so armed men of the Sinn Fein had a hold on Ire land's capital today. After four hours of fighting their rebel flag still flew from a number of central points. Since Monday some of the chief posi tions in the city have been in the hands of the rebels. In defending these strongholds against regular troops and Irish nationalist volunteers, the rebels are fighting with desperation for their lives, which they know may be forfeited on account of treason. Regulars now command all the rebel positions, the fall of which is merely a question of time. The streets of Dublin were deserted today, except for sentries and mili tary guards. Business was at a stand still. Civilians peeped anxiously from behind curtained windows, guns were barking, machine guns rat tling and rifle fire was pattering, ap parently from every quarter at the same time. "When the Associated Press cor respondent landed early this morning at the quay near the customs house the singing of bullets of rifles' of snipers in the vicinity was frequent. Augustine Birrell, thé secretary for Ireland, had made the passage from England with the newspaper men. As he stepped ashore he shouted cheerily; "I wish you luck, gentlemen. I don't know what will happen to you now that you are here." Soldiers and rebels fired at each other from street corners, wharves, roofs and windows. Sentries with fix ed bayonets on loaded rifles, station ed every few yards, shouted their com mands to halt. Naval guns joined in and added to the deafening gunfire. From the quay the respective posi tions could be seen. The rebels were holding a square section of territory from the point where Liberty hall stood before a gunboat destroyed it. as far as Cackviile street, to St. Ste phen's Green and the Four Courts dis trict and along the southern side ol the river to the Butt and O'Conncl! bridges. They also held isolated po sitions in a flour mill and a disused distillery opposite the North Wall station. Over all this section there was a considerable fighting the whole day The distillery was the scene of one of the sharpest little battles of the up rising. The rebels were forced out of the flour mill by bombardment and many of them were seen covereed with flour, making their way to the distil lery. Once there they hoisted the rebel flag, which floated from the corner of a square tower. Soon a naval gun opened fire. The first shot hit the tower and then half a dozen in succession struck the roof around it. The flag still flew and the rebels replied with rifles and machine Field guns. The bombardment ceased after a dozen shots, but was renewed later. Hit after hit was scored, hut the flag remained hanging from its pole. One shot hit a watertank just below it and for a time there was a miniature cas cade down the walls of the distillery. When night fell and all firing cept with rifles ceased the flag still flying defiantly over the side of the little tower. Upwards of one hundred persons have been killed or injured in Dub lin, a correspendent at Beifest of the Evening News reports in a dispatch filed last night. île says the rioters, hidden in houses commanding import ant street junctions or covered by barricades in the streets, are keeping up a constant fusillade. The list of casualties includes many civilians, who, the correspondent savs, have been picked off by Sinn Fein snipers for no other reason than they were believed to be loyal, i °* Hoops is being drawn gradually but surely around the rebel strongholds. The authorities are mak ing every effort to avoid unnecessary blood and damage. Although the story of the early hours of the Dublin uprising has now been disclosed In considerable detail, England is still without authentic in formation as to the progress of later Normal telegraph, telephone and mail services with Ireland have not been restored and the existing nu ans of communication are subject to such strict censorship that it is pos sihle to obtain only fragmentary in formation. Such news dispatches as came through this morning added lit tle to the information contained in last night's official advices and stor ies of witnesses. ex was events. COUNTRY MAY SEE DOLLAR SILVER AGAIN NEW YORK—Bar silver Friday touched 71 3-8, the highest price in a decade. The withdrawal of gold circulating medium except in America, with a shutdown in Mexican mines, is responsible. England, Prance, Rus sia. China, East India and United States arc bidding for the metal. as a COMMERCIAL CU B SHOWS ITS APPRECIATION TO BOY SCOUTS The Twin Falls Commercial < luh has given a cheek for $24 to the Boy Scouts as a token of appreciation for work done during the Republican ton vention, which was so warmly mended by that body. erm mxk '■< 1 m * f m « U ? P r g m 1 wb» it ist.ùfc ■ 1T TT!|T:— Wash Suits, Dresses and Skirts Now in Demand 'S > < 4 New shipments arriving each day—and they come in Palm Beach, Cotton Gabardines, Pique and Corduroy, The suits are daintily trimmed in colored braids, etc.; others in plain white trimmed with fancy Pearl Buttons—an unusually pretty assort ment to select from • ■Æ* Wash White Suits $9.50 to $13.30 New Wash Dresses $7.50 to $9.50 ;r i . A Complete Showing Wash Skirts Don't Overlook the Best Corset Styles !» We carry (he v\elI-kuown Warner, Retdfern and Nemo Cor sets. They include a range of styles that will satisfy most any one, Warner, Kedfern and Nemo Corsets are fully guaranteed. When buying a new dress, your first consideration should be your corset—is it new In style, for no matter how stylish the dress may be, it will not look just right unless you are wearing the right corset. fa M* % j Id so » 723 Warner Corsets $1.00 to $3.50 Redfern Corsets $3.50 to $5.00 Nemo Corsets $3.00 to $5.00 Tub Silks $1.25 to $2 IK ;> / SO c Summer Underwear A sale of Tub Silks true to their name. Just the silk you will be wanting for outing wear—for every day waists. Silks that can be immersed In a tub with every assurance of emerging with all their freshness and beauty. It is something of a pleasure to wear silks that your not afraid of— it's a relief to know they will stand the rub of the tub. In tlie unequalled Munsing Wear—For Women and Children. Surely you cannot find better made garments. They have fine fitting qualities and come in every possible style. Union Suits in the new Bodice styles without straps, to wear with evening dresses; other styles in no sleeves with Also seperate garments in Labt or loose knee, but!) loose and tight knee. Priced at $1.25 to $2.00 Prices Range 50c to $1.50 \ GiitAl BRITAIN COSTS ANOTHER BIG BATTLESHIP The Russell Hits Mine and Sinks at Once. Many Men and Officers Lost. LONDON, April 28. 1:62 p. m.—The British battleship Russell has been sunk by a mine. Admiral Fremantle, the captain of the Russell, 24 officers and 676 men were saved. The sinking of the Russell and of the German submarine was announced in the following official statement; "H. H. S. Russell, Capt. William Bowden Smith, R. N., flying the flag of Rear Admiral Fremantle, struck a mine in the Mediterranean yesterday and was sunk. The admiral, captain, 24 officers, and 676 men were saved. There are about 124 officers and men missing. "A German submarine was sunk off the east coast yesterday. One officer and 17 men of the crew surrendered and were made prisoners." Under ordinary conditions the Rus sell carried between 750 and 800 men. The Russell was laid down in 1899 and completed in 1903. She was 405 feet long, 75 feet beam, 25 feet deep and displaced 10,000 tons. She was armed with four 12-inch, 12 6-inch. 12 3-inch and six 3-pound guns, and four torpedo tubes. She cost about $5,000,000. The Russell is the eleventh British battleship which has been lost during the war. The others were the Auda cious, Bulwark, Formidable, Irressisti ble, Ocean, Goliath, Triumph, Majestic, Natal and King Edward VII. In addi tion about 35 other British warships of various classes have been destroyed. At a meeting of the state laud board last Tuesday the Idaho Irrigation com pany requested the board to order the state engineer to make a complete ex amination of its works, and that upon the flung of his report the board should finally accept the irrigation system in its entirety, discharge the company from further liability under its contracts, release the bond execut ed for the performance of the contract and transfer the ownership and con trol of the system to the Big Wood River Reservoir & Canal company, limited. The application was filed af ter reading. At its meeting Wednesday the board declined the request of the Idaho Irri gation company to order the state en i LAND HOARD DENIES REQUEST OF IDAHO IRRIGATION COMPANY ginser to make a complete examina tion of its works. The board desires first to have the state engineer's re port as to the availability of the wa ter supply on this project.—Gooding Leader. RECORDER'S FEES INCREASED. The earned fees of the county re-; corder for the past year were $4,784. 45, an increase of $889.05 over last year and $1,674 over the year before. PIANO TUNING? R. T. LOGAN Twin Falls Piano Tuner With Logan Music Co. Phone 108 FORMER TWIN FALLS COUPLE ^DIVORCED Sensational Trial Behind Closed Doors Results in Victory For Mrs. Sophia Kerr. HAMMOND, Ind.—Closed doors have but added the spice of mystery and conjecture to the divorce suit of John Kerr, a wealthy Gary contractor, and Mrs. Sophia Kerr,which ended today after ten days of private sessions in a complete victory for the wife. Kerr came into court with a sup posed confession in which Mrs. Kerr named Walter Miller of Mansfield, O. Mrs. Kerr's answer was that her hus band had extorted the confession from her by locking her up in their home for six weeks. Judge Greenwald granted Mrs. Kerr a decree of absolute divorce, $10,000 alimony, and $60 a month for support of her child. Kerr also must pay $3, 000 in attorney and witness fees, and all costs. The Ohio man whom he named has sued for $25,000 and other men accused as co-respondents also are to use. The Kerrs were well known in this city, where they formerly lived and near which Mr. Kerr owns 120 acres of fine land. During the suit 22 wit nesses were examined and 11 deposi tions from five states, Including sev eral from Twin Falls, were read. The utmost secrecy prevailed at all times during the suit and also during the taking of the depositions in this city. In fact all that Is known here is that Edwin N. Day took the testimony of 4-—F-+—F-4—— h+++++ r ; Art Goods at Reduced Prices * I T t I • • • • • • For a Few Weeks Only E want you to become acquainted with our carefully « ► assorted stock of w >> INSERTIONS EMBROIDERIES LACES <• ART GOODS These reductions do not include Thread, as large advances i cost make this impossible. * ID •F MRS. M. Z. ROBERTS 4* I,. | T | *• ART GOODS 20 5 Main Avenue East ■ • -T-+-+-+-, several witnesses. Asked in regard to the matter, Mr. Day declined to make any statement. In letters received In this city it is stated that all the wit nesses and all the depositions sustain ed the testimony of Mrs. Kerr. Mr. Kerr was at one time owner of the builidng next door to the Idaho Department store which is now being remodelled as an addition to the place of business of that concern. FLOOD WATERS FILL WOOD RIVER AND MAGIC DAM Ed Robinson, of Robinson & Pence, was up Wood river a few days since as far as Cottonwood and found the river a rushing, muddy stream in places almost out of Its banks. In sev eral places a very slight additional rise in the river would flood the road. Mr. Robinson said it did not look like much fishing on that stream for some time to come. Concerning the high water it reported the first of the week that the Magic reservoir was full to capacity and that the flood was going over the spillway. Hence great quantities of flood water will go down stream this spring that might be conserved and used somewhere later in the season were there storage provided where on the river.—Jerome News. was M'llP - GATES DRAWS PLANS FOli RUPERT HOTEL E. H. Gates Is drafting plans for a $40,000 hotel to be erected at Rupert by a company organized by William Laidlow. ATTENTION W. O. W. Wednesday, May 3rd, social time. Good program. All W. O. W. and Women of Woodcraft invited.—Adv.