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PniLADELPHIA, FRIDAY, rEBEUARY 2G, 1015.
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FALLS FROM FIFTH
STORY; BREAKS LEG
ATHLETIC AND PHILLY BASEBALL SQUADS AS THEY STARTED FOR TRAINING CAMPS TODAY
FORTS RAZED BY GUNS
OF ALLIES' WARSHIPS
Tr unigiiiisiiiLJI.J.LILJI II mi II I sssMiweWeMtMWMetMi "'" i IT ' ,nriiimiiniui
f Loses Grip "While Climbing
Chestnut Street Office
Building in Sight of
m Crowd ol 5UUU specta
Fingers, Chilled by Cold, Re
fuse to Serve Him and Ho
Plunges From Lofty Height.
Undaunted by His Terrify
Five thousand breathless persons stood
on Chestnut street between ICth and 11th
today with their eyos flxed upon tho 131
pound form of Jack Reynolds, known ns
"Dare Dovll Jack," ns It suddenly shot
'- tht-miirh tho air after ho had fallen from
tho fifth floor of 1011 Chestnut strcot,
while crawling up tho front wall of tho
building. Thoso who expected to sco him
killed wcro treated to a dramatic scene.
Lying In a semiconscious condition In
the roof of the Philadelphia Business Col
lege, at 1017 Chestnut street, whero ho had
fallen, Reynolds mumbled:
. "I'm hurt a llttlo sorry It happened.
1 11 try again."
Reynolds Is In Jefferson Hospital, suf
fering from a fractured right leg, Inter
nal Injuries and contusion of tho head
and face. Phvsltlans declare that Rey
nolds must have escaped death through
Recently Rcj nolds amused several thou
sand persons by performing all sorts of
hair-raising balancing stunts from tho
roof of tho Wldcner Dutldlng, on South
Penn Squaro, now In tho course of con
struction. Ho seated himself In a cane
seated chair whllo 350 feet abovo tho
street. jHo rocked himself and amused
himself In other ways.
WATCHED BY BIG CROWD.
An audience composed of shoppers, mer
chants, brokers, crews of trolley cars,
stenographers, standing at tho windows
of olllco building across tho street, and
others saw Reynolds when ho started to
climb up tho front wall of tho Mutual
Life Insurance Company, and also saw
his form for a whllo circling through tho
air. Tho cheering" crowd suddenly becamo
a silent one.
As Is tho case whenever Reynolds puts
In an appearance In fr'mt of an olllco
building on which ho Intends to amuso
himself by climbing up to tho .roof, ho
k cheered and followed by boys Tho
same happened today when Reynolds put
In an appearance In front of loll Chestnut
street, owoooyo lursub iiiuu ucwa-
tteyoilWHnlred youth, who Is 24
"Pretty cold on tho hands. Isn't It?"
'aske'd a young man attached to the
United States Weather Bureau who
happened to pass by.
"Cold weathor can't fcazo me," re
CLIMBING UP WALL.
Both sides of Chestnut stroot were
lined with porsons when Reynolds be
gan to crawl. It wasn't his first crawl
on the wall of an olllco building.
"JuBt like eating plo for him," said a
newsboy to the question of an olderly
man who wnnted to know whether
Reynolds was In his right senses.
Cheers which could bo heard for two
Continued on Face Two
FA I R
Unheralded and unsung, but not alto
gether unexpected by those who have
been keeping track of tho weather vaga
ries, we had snow this morning. The
flurry was accompanied by a drop of some
17 degrees In temperature, which would
mean severe cold under ordinary condi
tions, but In this case simply brought us
tack to normal temperature for this sea
ton of the year. It all goes to prove there
Is plenty of winter left yet, and that the
, flowers that bloom In late February, tra.
la! are not at all Indicative of the true
climatic prospects. But it was rather
tmuslng this morning to see numerous
finicky persons bundled up In warmest
winter togs with the thermometer at 3X
Everything by comparison,
A If a Mrtt- nnl J wVin Vil VAtt
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For Philadelphia and vicinity
Generally fqir tonight and Saturday;
colder tonight; strong northwest
winds, diminishing Saturday,
For details, see page S,
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BALL PLAYERS HAPPY
ABOARD SHIP; PRETTY
GIRLS ENLIVEN TRIP
Phils and Athletics Sail for
Jacksonville for Spring
Training Will Arrive in
Florida City Early Mon
day Morning. '
most a eiirr comiEaroiDKNT.,
NEW YORK, Feb. 20 -Tho Phillies and
Athletics' squads of baseball placrs
sailed shortly after 1 o'clock this after
noon on tho Clyde .liner Apache for Jack
sonville, whero the Athletics will train.
Tho Phils Mill leave tho Florida metropo
lis Monday morning for St. Petersburg,
the camp selected by Manager Morgan.
The "bunch" wero In high glee, which
spirit was none dampened when they
espied the crowd of pretty girls that had
taken passago on the Apache. Dode Pas
kert, however, could not rid himself of
tho Idea that possibly a German mine or
submarine had managed to get this far
away from Its proper sphere.
Charley Ebbetts, Brooklyn Dodger mag
nate, was on hand to give Wilbur Robert
son a sendoff
The Phillies, led by Pat Moron and Bill
Shettsllne, took the New York express
this morning at 9 o'clock, uroad Street
Station. A fairly good-sized crowd was
present to wish tho National Leaguers
bon voyage, but there was no demonstra
tion.' Tho party Includes: Manager Pat
Moran, Business Manager Shettsllne,
catchers, Adams, O'Connor and Fish;
pitcher, Mattlson; Inflelder, Martin; Dode
Paskert, Tletcher, Welscr, William G.
Weart, Mr. and Mrs. James C. Isamlnger
and Mr. and Mrs. Howard KIngsmore.
The Phllly players and camp followers
go to St. Petersburg, across tho bay from
At North Philadelphia station the Ath
letics Joined the Phil squad. Nearly an
hour before time of departure members
of Mack's team began to arrive at tho sta
tion. Most of them had not seen each
other since the last disastrous game with
the Braves In the world's series. There
were many greetings and expressions of
hope for the future. The talk of tho play
ers as well as their friends who were
there to seo them off was largely on tho
subject of Frank Baker. It seemed to be
Concluded on I'nse Eleven
1IARCY AND SHOEMAKER
VIE FOR PENN'S STROKE
Eight Crews Under Coach Nickalls'
Eye on River.
Keen competition Is being shown for
the honor of stroking the University of
Pennsylvania crew this year. This after
noon for the secopd time Shoemaker was
again chosen to stroke the varsity eight,
and Marcy set the pace for the junior
crew, Coach Vivian Nickalls 'nas been
using both men as stroke and expects to
keep on alternating them until he learns
which Is the better man. Shoemaker was
the regular stioke last year until he was
stricken by typhoid fever. Then Marcy
had the position and stroked tho crew
in sensational fashion at Poughkeepsie.
There were eight crews on t'ne river
this afternoon. Coach Nickalls boating
two more freshman combinations. This
mnkcB four freshman crews and four
varsity eights which are working dally.
Tho work this afternoon was of the usual
uieiy, the men going up the river nnd
working out under the direction of Coach
Nickalls, who followed them In a launtfi.
Penn Lacrosse Practice Starts
Candidates for the University of Penn
sjivanla lacrosse team began their pre
liminary training season this afternoon
on the Old Museum field. The work Is
under the direction of Cpach likens, the
former Swarthmore star, and alsq coach
last year He Is being assisted by Clar
ence H. ao!4smlth. a member of the ll
Illanding May Quit Game
JETK0IT. Mich,. Feb. S6.-PltcherFred
Blandlng, who has been a member of the
Cleveland club's twirling staff ever since
he broke Into the major league. Is at his
Michigan home while his team U speed
ing toward Texas Blandlng says he in
tends to quit baseball.
Corriden Signs With Cubs
CHICAGO, Feb .-Shortstop Red Cor
riden today signed a one-year contract
with the Chicago Cub, thu quoting re
port tuat ha would go to th Iftdianap
olta AnswioiiB Association team.
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ihe top picture shows the Athletics' squad at tho Njith Philadelphia Station. From left to rijrht they
are Foster, Reed, Crane, Harker, Myers, WyckolT, Dressier, Pennock, Hamilton and Schanp. The pic
ture below shows Fletcher, "Mike Dee," tho Phillies' trainer; Mattison, who is a "sharp" with tho violin,
nnd Fish, of the Philly squad, on the deck of tho Apache in New York today, just before steamer sailed.
SINS OF WOMEN RUN
GAMUT OF SUNDAY'S
WRATH AND SATIRE
Revivalist Attacks Race
Suicide and Pleads for
Home, Marriage and the
Family as the Noblest
Ideals of Mankind.
'"Little girlie on tho street.
tou just Heem to pe an ieei
Don't you wear no "chlmmy" ahlrtT
Don't V04 weir no pettlsklrt?
All you ee is corset and hose.
Ain't you eoC no undercloil.es?
What is going ti keep you warm.
With scarcely nothing on your formT
After awhile, 1 do believe.
You will dress liko mother Be"
With the above verse "Hilly" Sunday
ridiculed present-day fashions while mak
ing a terrific attack on women's lack of
Christian character In tho tabernacle to
day, during his sermons beforo great
audiences of "women only."
The recital of the verse brought a storm
of applause and laughter from the multi
tude, and then the evangelist brought the
faces of the women back to a serious ex
pression when he charged that much of
the wickedness In the world was due to
the Indecent, sartorial excesses that
wornen Indulge In.
230 WOMEN HIT TRAIL.
As the result of the evangelist's two
sermons 230 women "hit the sawdu.it
trails, JO at the first meeting and 200 at
An Interesting feature of the meeting
was the personal work 'done by Mrs. D.
Dobson Altemus In stimulating the trail-
hitting, t'p and down the aisles Bhe went
urging and exhorting women to take the
Now It was a poor old woman, uncertain
whether to go up or not, and again a
young girl whom she led down the Baw.
dust trail. Working like a beaver, she
stayed until the last call for trall-hltters
Concluded on 1'njre Seven
THIEVES KIDNAP BANK
PRESIDENT; flET $12,000
Bloodhounds on Trail of Culprits.
HAVANA, Ark., Feb. M Bloodhounds
are on the trail today of two robbers,
who kidnapped President J. B. Mitchell,
of the Pank of Havana, late yesterday,
after blowing the safe and getting U,-
Two men living near hers are upst4
and arrests are expected, accenting, to
COURT REFUSES BECKER'S
APPEAL FOR A NEW TRIAL
Application Was Based on Affidavit by
NGW YOKK, Tcb. 2C -Supremo Court
Justice Weeks this afternoon denied tho
application of counsel for a now trial for
former Police Lieutenant Charles Becker,
who Is under sentence of death for the
murder of Herman Rosenthal
Tho application was based on an affi
davit by James Marshall, a negro actor,
in which he repudiated the testimony
which he gave nt the second trial of
350,000 MEN ON SLAV
NORTH POLAND FRONT
Fresh Alignment Made to
Check Offensive Kaiser
Shells Ossowitz Czar
Claims Galician Gain.
Fierce Fray at Stanislau.
Admission is made by Petrograd that
Marshal Hlndenburg has massed 350,000
troops on the Poland front from the
Bobr to tho Vistula to meet a newly
developed Russian offensive.
Official admission Is made that the
dermans aro bombarding Ossowitz and
are proceeding against Ostrolenka, on
the Narew, their objective In this sec
tion. The Germans have forced a
passage pf the Nleinen at one point, the
War Office acknowledges, but It Is as
serted that Slav vanguards, moving
frqm that river, have progressed a
considerable distance toward the East
Prussia frontier, Indicating a move
ment to force a. diversion of Teuton
troops from present advantageous posi
tions, Petrograd dispatches are unanimous
In asserting advantage in the Car
pathians. Telegrams from various
sources chronicle large movements In
eastern Gallcla, where Stanislau is the
centre of furious fighting. Relnvaslon
of Bukowlna on the main Czernowitz
railroad line, is reported.
Gains by the British In the neighbor
hood of La Bassee and fuither suc
cesses of the French troops. In the
Champagne region are oraclaly an
nounced trom. Paris today
Other War News on Page 4
CAMPAIGN OPENS TO
WITH FIRM DEMANDS
Executive Body of Citizens'
Committee of 1000 "Will
Wage Fight Throughout
City Until Councils Meet
A city-wide campaign to have business
organizations and Independent citizens In
every ward In Philadelphia deluge their
Councllmen with firm de
mands for co-operation In
the light for real rapid tran
sit was begun today by the
Executive Committee of the
CHIzens' Committee of One
Thousand at a meeting In Director Tuy
The committee determined to keep the
issue bquarely before the people, and will
wage an open flsht In every part of Phil
adelphia between now and next Thurs
day, when Councils will meet to consider
the "Joker" ordinance now before them.
Mass-meetings In ever) ward in the city
soon will be arranged.
Tho Citizens' Committee of 1000 will
meet In the Adelphla Hotel roof garden
next Monday afternoon. The Issue will
be made clean-cut and will be put
squarely before the oters. Public opin
ion, the committee this morning declared,
now must demand two things;
First, That the ordinance reported out
by the Finance Committee be defeated.
Second, That an ordinance, or ordi
nances, prepared In the customary and
legal form and calling for the special
election, be passed without delay
In addition ta the list of seven questions
which every Councilman will be required
Continued on l'uge Two
QUEEN'S NOTE TO BERNHARDT
Alexandra Sends Sympathy to "Great
est Artist in World."
BORUBAUX. Feb 36 - Mme, Sarah
Bernhardt, who is recovering rapidly from
the effects of an operation Involving am
putation of the leg. received today the fol
lowing message from Powager Quen
Alexander of England:
"I hae learned with the deepest regret
of the misfortune which has stricken
you, and feel the slncrat sympathy for
you In your suffering a sympathy which
all Kngland shares for the greatest artist
In the world "
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Britain Blockades German Africa
LONDON. Feb -MEsland has de
eUred a blockade of the uot of Ger
man Vest Africa.
MACK, A POOR SAILOR,
LEAVES BY RAIL FOR
BALL CAMP IN SOUTH
Athletics' Pilot Will Devote
Work on New Pitching
Corps Practice Ar
rangements Upset by Ab
sence of Frank Baker.
Paradoxical as It may sound, yet It Is
true, nevertheless, that Connlo Mack Is
rated ns n great helmsman, but a bad
sailor Because of tho latter tho Ath
letics' pltot did not wish to rlsfc a battle
with tho waves on tho vessel which is
now speeding on tho Atlantic, taking the
majority of his baseball squad South.
Connlo prefers tho train. Ho will lcavo
with Mrs. McGlllIcuddy this evening from
West Philadelphia, reaching Jacksonville
Monday In tlmo to see his men In their
Initial workout of tho season.
In addition to Mack, Iru Thomas,
Jimmy Ganz, Jack Lapp and several
other members of the rorular squad will
leavo this evening
Beforo leaving Mack nppeared to bo
optimistic that Is, ns optimistic as could
bo expected of the emotionless pennant
monopolist. Ho would vouchsafe no real
prediction, but it was not difficult to dis
cern from his conversation that ho was
not altogether displeased at the pros
pect. Mack wants some warm weather this
spring to give his young pitchers every
opportunity of showing all they hao be
foro thoy leave tho training camp In
Jacksonville. Chnrley Boardman, Pat
Bohen, Job Graves, Baldwin and Iloger
Salmon, who wero candidates Inst spring
for Mnck's pitching staff, will not be
among thoso present this season. Tho
louths who will take their places for
trjouta aro less known than the above
quintet, but Mack hopes that they will
show enough to Justify his keeping at
least threo of them throughout the com
ing campaign In tho American League.
It Is possible that Mack may change
his original plans of training. He stated
some time ago that he would have Mo
Innls nnd Baker with one team and
Batry and Lajole with tho other. Of
course, thero isn't a chance that he will
use Barry nnd Larry on different teams.
Thoy have never worked together nnd
must get used to each other. It 'lll not
be ery difficult for two such masters
of tho bounding pill to get accustomed
to each other. At the same time Larry,
being somewhat slower than Collins,
might cause Barry some Inconvenience.
Now that Baker Is not with the team,
Mnck will, no doubt, want Kaiser Kopf
to -work with Mclnnls and the other ln
ftelders It Is essential that the new
Infield develop Into a machine beforo the
teams get back to Philadelphia to open
the spring series with the Phillies, How
ever, Mnck has not decided fully on his
training policy since his plans were up
set by Baker.
Lajole Intends to reach Jacksonville
soon after the first squad. Larry Is In
good condition so far as health Is con
cerned, but it takes him somewhat
longer to got Into playing shape now
than It did when he was In his prime.
He has made all of his arrangements to
live In Philadelphia, and his family will
be here when he comes back after the
PENN BALL TEAMS PLAY
BRISK FIVEJtQUXD GAME
New Men Get Workout Wallace's
After being obliged to work Indoors
for two dajs on account of cold weath
er, the University of Pennsylvania base
ball candidates got out on the tempor
ary diamond at FrankUn Field this aft
ernoon and staged a brisk flve-lnnlng
game. Coach Bey Thomas gave several
of his varsity regulars a rest and tried
out mqre new men tjian heretofore. Team
A, for whjch Wallace, last year's star
freshman pitcher, did the twirling, had
the better of the game and won by a
score of T ta J. Wallace kept his hits
-well scattered and Is delug better work
After the game Coach Thomas tried
out several Infield combinations and then
gave the outfielders some practise In
catching long tiles. The two teams
lined up as follows:
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Anglo-French Fleet Al
ready in Straits, Paris
Announces One Fort
Eeported Manned by Ger
Mine Sweepers Precede Vice
Admiral Carden's Big War
ships in Move Upon Con
stantinople and tho Black
PAIHS, Feb. 26.
It la officially nnnounced that four forts
nt tho entrnnco to the Dardanelles wer
destroyed lb. jesterdny's bombardment by
tho combined Trench and British fleet.
(Thrco had been previously reported de
stroyed). Tho Allies' ships have entered,
tho strnlts and mlnc'swccptng already has
Tho Minister of Marine Issued tho fol
lowln, statement this nftornoon:
"Tho bombardment of tho forts at the
entrnnco to the Dardanelles nt long dis
tance range waa resumed at 8 a, m yes
terday. This was followed by short range
shelling. Four forts were completely de
stroyed, ono garrisoned entirely by Ger
mans. "Mlno sweeping In the straits has be
gun under the protection of tho Allies'
LONDON, Feb. 20.
Preceded by mlno sweepers, tho allied
fleet, under Vice Admiral Carden, has
moved past and destroyed Turkish forts
nt the entrance to the Dardanelles and,
has begun shelling land fortifications on
both sides of the strait, according to
Athens dispatches today.
Twenty-five miles nwny the Turkish
fleet Is Ijlng In Nngnra Roads, tho nar
rowest part of tho waterway.
Official announcement that tho outer,
forts of tho Dardanelles have been ro-
duced aroused great enthusiasm hore.
Military experts. howeer, made no ef
fort to minimize the great obstacles still
facing Carden's fleet before the warships
can emergo In tho Sea of Marmora and
begin the bombardment of Constantinople,
They must pass through a channel thickly
strewn with mines nnd fight their way
past an endless scries of forts. Fifteen
miles Inside, tho strait suddenly narrows
to a width of 1 1-5 miles.
Reports from various sources, however,
confirm yesterday's Athona dispatches
that tho Turkish Government has made
preparations to abandon Constantinople.
This Is taken as an official admission
that ovontually tho Allied fleets roust
force their way through tho pardanelles,
bottle up and desfrdy the Turkish navy
and drive one of Germany's allies from
Tho allied fleet Is under command of
Vlco Admiral Carden, nnd Is the strong
est aggregation of warships on tho allied
side with the exception of the British
home fleet. It comprises vessels of all
classes, including submarines and de
stroj ers, and has a strong detachment of
aeroplanes convoyed by the aeroplane
bnlp Ark Royal. Tho strongest units
under the British flag are the battle
cruiser Inflexible, which carries 12-lnch
guns, nnd tho battleships Agamemnon,
CornwnllH, Vengeance and Triumph. Un
der the Trench flag aro thb battleships
Suffren, Coulols and Bouyet Together
these vessels can throw a weight of
metal that even tho strong Turkish de
fenses could not long nslst unaided.
Tho forts previously reported de
stroyed aro two at Seddul Bahr, on
the north, on the European Bide of the en
trance, and ono nt Kum Kaleh. on the
south, or Turkish side.
TURKS DECLARE FOE'S SHIPS
RETIRED FOLLOWING ATTACK
CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. M.
The Ministry of Marino announced to
day that the Dardanelles forts for seven
and a half hours yesterday were bom
barded. It Issued the following state
ment: "Ten armored ships bombarded tho en
franco to the Dardanelles yesterday from
10 a. m. to 5 SO p. m. Observers of the
bombardment state that some of the ships
were damaged by the return fire from the
"After their bombardment, tho hostile
ships retired in the direction of Tenedoa.
"One of tho ships was of the Agemem
STRIKES AN ICEBERG
Allan Liner in Distress 400 Miles Off
ST. JOHN'S. N. F., Teb. 2.-The Allan
liner Mongolian, with nearly 200 passen
gers aboard, hit an Iceberg, etove In a,
plate and is in a disabled condition, with
her II rat hold full of water, about too
miles off Cape Race, according to wire
less advices reaching here this afternoon.
The Red Star liner Stephano is racing
to the aid of the disabled ship, and was
last reported about 1C0 miles away.
General Passenger Agent Bradley, of,
Montreal, stated this afternoon that the
Mongolian could keep afloat Infteflrdtelaf
If only the first hold was full of water,
as rne compartments in the other part of
tho ship would sustain the pressure from
the water-filled first hold.
Allen Line officials late this afternoon
made this statement:
"The Mongolian Is expected to arrive
In Halifax on noon Sunday."
This evidently means that the liner
has been crippled to such an extent that
the trip to Europe has been abandoned;
and that she expects to vu !" to Halt
fax for repairs
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