Svillivis Aildlcitis |urre in verb* magietri.
Being bound to iwe&r to the DojmM ol no Me^eer.
N. P.. Bh.m.. Tu.id.y. Febr.tB.ry 16. 1915
NEGRO PROGRESS IN
Negro Progress in Oklahoma
Some Specific Instances of Men
who are Winning their WayA
Record of Splendid Achievement,
By William Aulhony Avery,
Hampton Institute, Virginia.
Forty Tom Watson watermelons,
tanging in weight fion forty-6ve
to sixty.two pounds, recently at-
tracted and held lny attention in
Muskogee, Okla., while I was pass-
ing through the splendid agricul-
tural and industrial exhihit that
had been arranged as a supplement
or aocettory to the meetings ol the
fifteenth annual session of the Na-
tional Negro Business League, pre-
sided over ly Dr. Honker T. Wash-
ington, Piincipal of Tuskeg'-c In
Ststu'e an I advocate of hetter
business, organization for Negroes.
Fred Hawkins, a young, slim,
duikskinned Negro of Kast Musko.
gv\ who is a snare tenant, working
a dozen acres of rich Arkansas bot-
. tom land, raised tliese melon" He
"had caught the i lea of growing
fine fruit and other farm crops from
seeing his white neighbors reap
large profi s from then lew acres.
Hawkins was as proud of Ins
achievement, expressed in luscious
watermelon-, as any man might be
of a rich painting,a beautifulsvm-
p'lony, or a busy factory, which
w is Ins own.
Hawkins had done his best in
farming. He bad won, thereby,
b<>th for himself and for bis race,
the confidence and reaped of many
white and black tai-tine** friends.
Hawkins, (ha law-abiding, hard-
working, and thrifty young Negro,
has not heen seriously troubled by
anv pressing problem of race ad-
justment. He has solved the
problem through advancing the
best interests of his own commu-
Hawkins, who answered my
question briefly and in a straight-
forward manner, was born thirty
years ago in Indian Territory
When he was a mere child* he lost
his mother and father and was
brought up, along with one sister,
by his grandparents, who, though
they were ignorant of book-learn-
ing, taught him to work, to save,
nnd to be honest. For two terms
Hawkins attended the Orphan
Home School on Oid Agency Hill,
which is on the outskirts of Mus-
kogee. I las this young Negro farm
er any future?
While Hawkins is still a rsnter
and lived in a two-room house on
a small plantation, he is, neverthe-
less, on the road to becoming an
independent farmer. He has a
kind and foresighted landlord-a
man who furnishes bis tenant a
team of strong mules, good farm
implements, an I a comfortable
house. Hawkins is also making
hun.beds of dollars for himself, as
well as for his "bo s man," from
his c'tton, corn, sweet potatoes
I have told, in some detail, the
Itory of Hawkins and his success
to show that this young Negro is
worth helping and worth under-
standing; that he is really succeed-
ing; and that he is a real asset to
the white man. The best Souther-
ners know and believe this.Others
nay still be in doubt.
Whit Hawkins has done in Ea I
Muskogee to cement more friendly
race relations through Ins thrift
and good farming, the National
Negro Business League has been
rjoing on a large scale, during
fourteen vears, for the whole na-
tion.The League, working through
!>r Washington and a group of
al.le and consecrated colored men,
who wish to see ten trillion Ne-
giocs make good in business i in-
terpreted very broadly,) has called
atten'ion to tire success of the Ne-
. i in business and has encouraged
thousands of the race to put down
their buckets just where they stood
nod R0 to work with faith and
persistence. I he results ol this
crusade for more and better busi-
ness among Negroes and by Ne-
groes (tie not H exp'ressed in the
Negroes in Mukoge*
Fme specimens of vegetables and
fruits, cotton and corn, oats and
wheat,coal and oil, as well as
manufactured products, which I
-aw in the same exhibition show-
ing signs of Negro progress during
fifty years of freedom, told the
story of what enterprising Negroes
in Oklahoma had accomplished,
within a few years, under trying
and actually difficult conditions.
Results SO striking, moreover,
point out the possibilities of won
derful growth for Negroes who till
the soil, develop the natural re-
sources of a rich, new country,and
pull together in business.
What Negroes in Oklahoma
have done to earn bread by the
sweat of theii brow, may beieadi-
v repeated, I think, by Negroes
throughout the United States, pro-
vided they are willing to pay the
the price ; namely, foreuo the lure
of the city for the Westings of the
open country and make then es-
sential interests harmonise with
the interests of the best white
Negroes in Muskogee, some io.-
000 outofatoi.il population ol
35,0 o, ha v.- a lie;, Ij made good in
business. Edwin S. Monroe, city
superintendent of the public
school-, wboisa hroidmindedand
w irm-bearted official,one interest-
ed In all the people, recently pre-
sentfd to the Negio Business
1 eague in Convention II ill, where
over 4,000 white and black people
had assembled to hear the facts of
Negro progress, some interesting
evidence that he had gathered.
In Muskogee Coun'y, said Mr.
Monroe, Negroes own and control
So.ooo acres of valuable agricul-
tural and oil land ; Negroes own
city real estate in Muskogee that
is worth $1,500,000; the Negro,
business concerns of Mukogrel
haver, vahi 0f.1t least 8)1,000,000.
||e,e is n p nlial list of the Ne-
gro business enterprises of Musko-
gee, according to Mr. Monroe; 1
clothing store for men; 1 drygoods
store; 1 ice company; 1 plumbing
and plumbing supplies shop, 6
contractors; and builders; 12 bar-
ber shops; 3 concrete contractors;
50 grocery stores; 4 drug Stores:
1 harness shop: 20 restauiants; 8
blacksmith shopsjiashoe shops; 12
tailor shop-; 1 dairy; 2 ic* cream
stores; 10 coal dealers; 2 under-
takers ; 1 steam 'a indry ; 3 li wy
stables; 12 real estate brokers; 4
cab lines; 1 moving picture thea
tre; 1 bottling works.
In Muskogee there are 30 Negro
preachers; 4 dentists ; 4 phainia-
cists; 14 lawyers; 5 periodicals; 15
Baptists, 6 Methodists, 1 Christian,
I Episcopil Church, and one
Church of God; 13 Fraternal or-
ders; 7 women's organizations.
Mu kogee has four fine schools for
its Negro Children. The boys of
the Manual Training High School
did all the carpentry work last
year on a strictly modern, six-room
cottage, forty-one by forty-seven
feet, worth $"2,000, and renting for
20 a month when times are hard
in Muskogee. The aggregate value
of the Negro schools is $80,000
and 36 Negio teachers are employ-
ed in the public schools. That a
prominent white Muskogean, a
public official, should know these
facts concerning Negroes in busi-
ness and other pursuits is in itself
important, because it is a common
occurrence to find that many,
inany of the best white people of
ibe South do not know (and ibere-
fnre cannot possibly understand)
what the better Negroes are doing
to reflect credit on themselves,
heir race, and their community.
The Tuskegee Student.
Latest War News
February 16th 1915.
London 15th .
Official news February 15th:
The French government reports
artillery duell at various points
anil engagements in Alsace and
Lorraine the results of which
arc not yet known.
The Russian government re-
ports that enemy attacks on
Lyck were repulsed. Further
North the Russian troops are
falling back to the fortified line
ofNi-men. In the Carpathians
the Russians have taken about
2.000 further prisoners.
The Egyptian government re-
portsabout two hundred Turkish
soldiers were surprised near
Torsenai Peninsula, over one
hundred captured and sixty dead
counted. Twenty camels were
captured, and the enemy's camp
and stores destroyed. Our loss
one Gurkha killed, one wound-
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The Philadelphia North
America for January 39 prfnU
ce.vmg the largest order in its
history, the plant of the Warren
Chemical products Co. of War-
ren,Pa. started operations to its
full capacity on January 28th
The plant which is Warren's
leading industry, has received
a 9500,000 order for guncot
ton from one of the Warring
European powers, hut which one
the official* of the company
refuse to disclose. The plan!
will operate both day and night
until the order is filled, which
it is understood will require
several months of steady opera-
tions. This is the second con-
tract which has fallen to a War-
ren firm through the War."
The S. S. "Miami" op leaving
the Harbour on Saturday after-
noon, apparently through some
misunderstanding of orders ill
the Engine Room, drove into,
and broke away the N. W. cor-
ner of Messrs J. P. Sands Co's
wharf The Motor Boat "Sarato-
go" was in a dangerous position
at the time and in an effort to
save the Boat, her motor-man,
known as "Charlie," went over-
hoard with the falling stone and
earth, and dislocated his thumb,
besides being otherwise badly
Ii is roughly estimated that it
will require over 2000.0 to
repair the|daniages to wharf.
The 3 Masted Schooner R >se-
way which has been lying in
our 11 arbour loaded with lum
her is still here, and has I
libelled by the \ \i 1
R. H. Sawyer and Co. for her
desbursement ac, which amounts
up to the present time to over
Mi A K 11 Patterson the Agenl
of the West India! HICo 1 n Satur
daj v. as struck in the I lead with
.1 pebble, thrown at him by a
boy named Wilson. It appi a -
that Mr. P and th
been having some words
earlier in the day. and the boy
vent away, but about an hour
aftei returned and while Mr.
1 'attei -".-is attention was engag
ed in anothei din ction the boy
lot him. Mr. Patterson is un-
i 1 treatment fmm Hie assault.
I he Mail Schooner "Colom-
bia"arrvd this moi mug ith at 6
o'clock from the Islands to the
Windward. We observed on
her dock, -i fine large heifer, a 1
so 2 Mules, a donkey and several
head of sheep. The "Columbia'
is performing her trips wnh
great regularity, the only com-
plaint we hear, is that she is
considered small rather for this
important and extensive sen ice
The list of Exports per S. S.
"Esperanza" which left thispart
on Thursday the 11 th mst.
amount 10 over 9000 Bbls This
is encouraging, as sin e the out-
break of the War our Exports
have fallen ofl to a distressing
minimum and we are glad to
note a decided improvement in
Among the importations per
S. S "Monterey" last week were
18 Puncheons of Rum from Ja-
maica via New York. The Reve-'
nue derived from this consign
nient alone is1130 o o
Mr. 1". T. Montell was among
the passengers per S. S. "Mexico'
on his annual winter visit anil is
a guest at the Hotel Colonial.
Miss Reading the new Charge
Nurse for the Hospital arrived
from I'.n;_;land vi,-. New York per
S. S. "Mexico" on Sinnl.t\ Morn
Some c,four Sportsmen regret
that the Racing Association had
not improved and utilized the
Old Hobby Horse- Hall, com
monl) known as the Race Course
down West, in preference to the
newly made one over South,
Since our report on Saturday
on the transf t of commissions
anothei change has been de :id-
ed upon viz: j, S. Culmer Esq.
now at Wilson CitJ Vbai 0 will
go to Governor's Harbour, and
P. w. |). Armbrister Esq now
at Harboui Island and who was
d >.'. 11 for duly at 1 '. .\ ernoF's
I 1.11 hour will go to Wilson City
Abai 0 insti ad.
It is surprising and en. iui
ing to see. and know of, the mi
merous useful articles which at
the present time,are being made
from Sisal, and sold throughout
the City .it satisfactory prii es
1 Ins affords emploj mem for the
people, and helps them to help
We are informed that the
Hand Cleaned Sisal howevei is
not satisfactory for this work
which requires die white Ma
chine Cleaned product.
We fiotice that the Barret
House on Bay Street is open
again, but not for Lodgers or
Boarder* this time.
L.G Brice Esq is occupying it
while his residience is bi ing re.
paired and painted.
The Lighter "Messina" which
stranded in ths S tor m 1 f the
night ol 16th December 1914 is
still ashore. It will he remera
bered that she went on to I ony
Rock Bar, but is now lying hard
and fast On the Bottom a little
further up the I larhour.
Mr. Alfred Malcolm Soon after
the mishap undertook with the
underwriter's agent R. II. Cur-
ry Esq. to Boat mid take her up
to the Marine Railway for re-
paers. hut up to the present time
his efforts have been unsuccess-
ful. He has not however yet
given it up B
had job, hut is
In the House of Assembly on
Monday Evening the Govern-
ment submitted its scheme for
providing the ways and means
of meeting our present financial
needs. Its plan is to urge a duty
of lop.c on articles enumerated
in the free list, and to add a suf,
tax of Ii DC. Oil the present tariff
The S. S. "Mexico" arrived on
Sunday and the S S. "Havana'*
this morning from New York.J
The "Mexico" could not bring
down all the passengers for_
Nassau, so the "11 a v a n a" r
brought the supplies en route tr.
Mr. F.T. Montell of the firm
of Messrs. F. T. Montell it Sons
of New Verk arrived on Sun-
day morning per S S. "Mexico"
on his annual winter business
Mrs. Mont' 11 is along with
him and the? are at the I lotell
The ri i 1 tentative of the firm
of Messrs Cohen & Co. <.| \> w
York, Mr Albert Cohen, arrived
this morning pei S S. "I lavana"
Mis. Cohen expects to remain
1 for about a week and has
taken apartments at the Hotel
What an awful pity it is that
common sense if submitted to
any unusual strain, parts at the
weakest link and then all the
remaining links give way, and
the poor ship is at the mercy
of the currents and eddies.
Scylia and Oiarvbdis both en
deavouring to expose her bleach
ed bones to the onlookers. Mais
1 itc quil coutt the revenue must
equalise the expenditure, and
that's the way to do it
Battle (lore and shuttle cock,
see saw, or winch you like is a
game invented by the govern
nient for the amusement of the
harassed peddlers of the Italia
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the
The little dog laughed to see
And the dish ran awny with
T lie Votes ^^ldemnitv asked
for by tfo Government thus fat
are as follows : -
MESSAGE 2, IS for \. 3.4. boat
allowance to ex-Port Officer,
after the coming into operation
of the Pilotage Act 1913.
MESSAGE j. asks for the sum
of 29 10.6. for extra clerical
assistance in the Audit Depart-
message 4, recommends "><>
o. 0 to the Local Board of
Works for Mangrove Cay An-
dros. This amount was omit-
ted from l.iM vears Estimates f< ir
payment ol Ferryman at Dep
[I SSAGE 5, shows an overex-
penditure in Cost of transfer of
Commissioners on the Out Islds.
to the extent 0^76135 andasks
the I louse to vote it
Mi.--.\ iB 6, is for \-t. la 6.
for repaii ing concrete flooi ol
Wan house at I larboui Islau I
for the I'He Engine.
mens and ladies singles. In the
first round Miss Betty Collamore
of New York took a default I Knox,
from Mrs Thomas Prindiville of
Chicago; Mrs. Frank Hibbard
ol Chicago defeated Miss
I I rence Johnson of Oyster Bav
L. I. 8-6 ;3-6;ioJ Miss Mar'-
Brown of New York defeat
ed \ns Morrow of New York
3-6;6-3;6-o. Miss Dill of New
ark defeated Miss Bellas of
Wicasset Me. 63; 6-1. MrsG.
Mien defeated Miss Eva llovt of
Stamford Conn., 62; 6a; Miss
Dorothy Hurry of New York
defeated Miss Enid Alden of
New York 6 |:''-O, Miss Adder
ley ol Nassau won from Miss F.
liiown of New York by default,
Misj I'real ol Providence K. I.
advanced by the default of Mrs.
Sands of N i- sau, Miss I lelen
1 Istbj defeated Miss Shaw 6 o;
60. Sec ond Round MisSOatbv
ted Miss Treat 6 i;6-*. In
the nun's singles Mr. II. Duden
they spenl sonic weekslasl win
"r. Mr. William I- linn
Lloyd George also drew cheers
win 11 be sp ike of loans to coun-
tries expected to join the Allies,
of Bull \h>osc fame and Mi. C. I bul he did not name the coun-
E. 1- linn of Pittsburg are at the 1 tries.
Colonial, also Mr and Mrs.G. \Yashingu>n*-Release the
L. Moore of Bethlehem, Pa. I Wilheltnm* unless there are
Arrivals of the past few days I other grounds for her detention,
include, Mr. and Mrs. J C.' is the substance of a note sent
Walker, Mi. and Mrs. F E. to Great Britain Evidence
Vail of New York, Mr. and Mrs
Carrol L Tyson of Philadelphia,
I Ion J A. Evea'ns, Mr William
\ McClunR.A Mr.Thomas Pat-
terson of Pittsburg.
MESSAGE 7, informs the House ;<>f Ne v York defeated Mr. T. J.
Prindiville of Chicago (>:; 6-2;
that The Board of Health had
found it necessary to expend
/03. 15 11 for furnishing the
< Hruantine Station, aiul im
them to legalize this expendi
\ is 8, geeks sanction for
the expenditure of 26. 5 6. by
the Secretary of State for the
Colonies for the re-pa triition of
Bahamians who have become
destitute during the War thus
MESSAGE 9, lets the Mouse
know that the sending represen-
tatives abroad (vis lions. F. C.
\\ lls-Durrant.J. H. Brown and
G. IT Gambling in connection
with freight, passengers and
mail services exceeds 1 tie ^200
voted last yr. by "37.16 s which
includes\o.0.0. paid to Mr. II
C. Strong for Acting as Attor
absence and requests tli" Hous
to grant an Indemnity for the
Nassau Bahamas Feb. idth.
Tennis is king in Mass 111 this
week and no enga renients c in
be made without the sanction
of this sovereign sport, From ten
in the morning until sundown,
the Colonial courts are taken
for tournament play, and the tea
gardens, and colonade throng
ed with the largest and most
enthusiastic gallery that has
watched the Bahamas tennis
Classic for vears. On Monday
despite the fact that many heed
ed the call of the momingewim,
good progress was made in the
Mr. A. W. Merriam of Milton
Mass, defeated Mr. A. W. Si hu-
macher of New Y01 k 6-a; 6 3;
Mr. C. B Levey 01 New t"oik
.1 feated Mr. D. Q. Brown of
New York (> 1; 6 o, Mr. J II.
Inm.in of New York defeated
Mr. U. T. Scully of Pittsburgh
63:62; Mr. Bruce Thompson
of Nassau defeated Mr. Austin
Mason of Boston '>.4:6-4; Dr. C.
W. Bleby of Nassau defeated
Mr. R. B. Smith of New York
-soi iall) Nassau is gayer des
pite the wai in many years. On
Saturday nighl Mr and Mrs
Se\ mo>i 11 D.ivis lii Philadelphia
entertained at the Colonial at
dinner, Mr. and Mrs. A. Van
Winkle of Newark, Hon. Ilai-
COUrt and Mrs. I larcoui t Mai
l) ol N iss hi. Mi. and Mrs
Richard Le( iallieune of Roway
ton C inn, Mr. and Mrs. R. B.
Shepherd of Long Island, Dr.
and Mi- I Allen Weir of Lake
George N. Y That same after
noon Mr and Mrs John Wood
well and Miss Bt tty Woodwell
of Pittsburgh gave a large the
danmnt* in the Roval victoria
Tea Garden.Ov r fifty from the
American colony un\ official
Knglish set were present, and
dancing was enjoyed in the tea
house from four until six, for
which the Colonial Tango baud
Senator Philander C. Knox
A: Mrs Knox of Pitts arrvd. last
week in Nassau and are located
at the Hotel Colonial where
Latest War News
February 16th [91
London: -Tht Rutsiati planof
a defensive campaign on then
own territory is the only impor-
tant feature ol the military si tun
tion in the liast when-gnat ar-
mies struggle. The united Aus-
tro-German attacl s in the last,
with the admissii >n from Petrn
! thai tin Russians plan a
nsive on th< n own territorv,
is an impoi tani feature of the
military situatii >n
in Bukowina, ['nofneial advh es
from Budapest \\ that the Aus-
trians have swe| 1 .is far Last as
Czarnowitz. The Austrians also
claim to have occupied Nad-
woma in Southeast Qalicia. No
noteworthy ciiange has taken
place in the West. Both nic
Germans and the Allies have
captured son.....ftheiropp ments
trenches hut this is not Consi lei
ed impoi I.nit.
The I'nis 1 public is center,
ing its interest just now ,.,, the
outcome of the so-ca lied Gi 1
man bl ickade of British waters
due to begin next Thursday,
with special referenci to its ef-
fect on neutral shipping.
rhecountries lighting ttgainst
Austria, Germany and Turkej
thus far have thrown only one
third of their strength into the
held. To maintain this force and
bring the remaining two thuds
into action will cost ten billion
dollars during the current year.
'I Ins announcement n as made
todav in the Mouse (1f Com-
mons bv David Lloyd George.
\\ inst 1 in Churchill First Lord
of the Admiralty, also spoke. I le
di Clared that Great Britain fin-
ally had decided on every ounce
of sea-pressure t() stop Ger-
many's food supply, in retalia-
tion for Germanvs submarine
shows thai she carried food-
stuffs intended for non-comba-
ta its. Divert the cargo to Bel-
gium "i else it must be submit -
ted to a prize court is the Bri-
The Hague:Dutch shipping
is menaced more than that of
any ot ier country and the
Netherlands protest to Germany
and Gr at Britain regarding the
acts of these governments in de. '
daring war zones. Dutch ship-
pers are determined not to
change their shipping schedules
and their ships will proceed over
the usual routes but taking
,111 urns to make their na-
tional it} perfectly clear.
Rome:- Italy is shaken by
earthquake. 'The belfry of the
convent of Santa Maria fell on
VI in I house's burying ten per
sons. Citta Ducale was wreck
ed, and several houses made uu
inhabitable al Votlic. One kill
ed and six injured at Na/ahano.
IE Tribune" for the
11 mvi nience of its
many patrons has inted
Agents in the sever : disti i< is
in the Island. '1 Ik gentle-
men 11.Hind In-low 1,. 1 kind-
ly undertaken to act for us
and to receive any work for
printing and to forward items
of news to our columns.
Mr. Solomon FinlaySon, Fox
Mr. Saml. I.. 1). Minns, Cor.
Fowler and Shirley SU.,
W. A. Mather, F.sq., East
T. Toote, Esq., East Bav St.
\Y. C. B. Johnson, Esq., Bav
Mr. F. A. Colebrook, East
Mr. Solomon D. Sweeting,
Hast St., South.
\V. E. Fountain, $q., West
policy. This statement was cheer! ^r- Arthur S. (irist, Marlhor-
ed I ougli St., West.
ui me .vines trendies in I
I and the capture by the
I of German trenches 25<
rmao p>rt oi
Official statements are un
I important and contradictory.
The French claim uninterrupted
bombardment by the Germans
I of the Allies trenches in Belgium
long near Labassee.
General fighting continues all
along; the lines. The Germans
appear still to hold positions
taken from the French in Lor-
raine. Fighting between Austria
and Montenegro has been re
turned. An Austrian fleet has
bombarded Antivari and two
Austrian aeroplanes attacked
King Nicholas* palace.
The I louse of Commons turn-
ed the Wilhelminas, cargo over
to a pi ize court which will de
cide whether it be finally de-
livered to its Ger
The German Ambassador at
Washington announced today
thai Germany stood ready to
consider receding from its in-
tention to attack British mer-
chant men if England would
cease in its efforts to prevent
food shipments from reaching
German civilian population.
It is estimated that at least
300 000 of Kitcheners new army,
and perhaps as main BSD0OOOO.
have been landed in France.
Petrograd reports that the
Russians have won further gains
against the Turks in Asia Minor.
The First Lord of the Ad-
miiafty intimated m the House
of Commons today that even
more rigorous measures would
he taken 11 prevent food ship
incuts to (ieiuianv.
Prince Von lUielow, the Gct
man Ambassador to Italy, is
trying to enlist Italy in the war
as Germany's ally, in return for
territorial 1 oim esaions,
Lloyd George estimates the
wai cost for the Allies this year
at ten billion dollars.
Despatches fn.ni Athens says
that owing to difficulties in set-
tling Turko Greek diplomatic
quanels the minister at Con-
stantinople basfelt compelled to
February 15th, 1915.
From New York Herald
London:The Russian and
Austro German armies are man
Oevering for positions for two
more great battles, indeed if they
have not already begun/These con
flicts will take place on the ex-
treme ends of the Eastern line
on the Russian side of the East
Prussian frontier, and on the
River Sereth, in BuVowina.
Since the Russian reti/ement
from East Prussia Grand Duke
Nicholas lias been enabled to
concentrate his forces and bring
them in closer touch with their
line of communication and mili-
tary observers here believe thai
now the position is decided up-
on as the field of battle.
The area apparently is just to
the south of the River Wei met
along which the Germans met
with such severe defeat earl) in
the war and has in its rear and
on its right excellent raihvax
communication with Petrograd,
Moscow and Warsaw.
The rest of the campaign in
the east, even the fighting in
Carpathian wh c is proceed
ing under the worst of weather
conditions, is overshadow d In
these greater events on the result
of which both sides are staking
S ) niui h.
Germany says she has won a
big victory over ih" Russians
in Fast Prussia and the Austiians
announce that the Russians are
retiring in Bukowina.
In the west there has been a
continuation of beavj artillery
bombardment in winch Rbeims
Uassuffered; and sev< 1 i infantry
attacks on different pa its ol the
From official souk es 1 mies
the information that St. Mihiel
which the Germans have held
so long has come to the French
under the fire <>f Fiench guns
which shows Ilia! they hive
made an ad\ riii i in this region,
or have brought Up hea\ it I RUI S
in effort to dislodge the (iei
In Egypt, the Caucusus and
Mesopiamia there has been no
fighting/orelsewhere, winch the
belligerents consider worth
mentioning in the official des
The weather has been sin h
that naval engagements are out
of the question.
The Exchange Telegraphs has
a despatch from the Hague s..\
ing that thhe German Fmperor
has in' ited the American Am
bassador, Mr. Gerard to a con
London: Petrograd pays but
little attention to the Berlin
claim of victory in East Prussia.
The English roast has been
swept by a storm end many
m recks are reported
The Germans claim the rap-
ture of Norry 111 North Ponta-
mousson, but the French claim
that the fighting continues.
Merlin:A Budapest newspa-
per says that the Austiians enter-
ed Bukowina (RadautzJ so sud-
denly that the members of the
Russian general stall were cap-
tured with papers,etc. The Rus
sian commanding general com-
London:A large force of
Continue to advance.
The Printing Establish-
ment of the "Tribune" has
this day been removed to
Nos. 25 and 27 Shirley St net,
and North-cast Comer of
Charlotte Street. 2()lh Jan.
Spotted Mirrors reslvered
New ones made to order
Panama Hats cleaned
Orders left at The Big 4 Shoe
E. S. ROBERTS
BETWEEN the Presbyterian
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containing hair and set round
with pearls and rubies.
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