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PHILADELPHIA, SATtTBDAY, JTEBKIXAlir 27, 191&.
CojTRioiir, 1015, nr tub Public Lcdoeh Commit.
prioid omn oujko?
ALBA JOHNSON CALLS
L "Boomerang, Too, for
Many Workingmen, He
Says, in That Rigid
Will Menace Job Seeker.
Both Labor and Capital Will
Accept Governor's Invitation
and Aid in Molding Final
Measure First Draft De
cided Step in Advance.
Criticism or the workman's compensa
tion act proposed by Governor Martin O.
lijurnbaugh was mndo this afternoon in
a formal statement by Alba B. Johnson,
president of tho Baldwin Locomotive
Jlr, Johnson calls tho act In Its present
He said it would -force employers to
make rigorous physical examinations of
all workmen and thus would keep from
employment thousands of men who now
And no difficulty In obtaining work.
George L. Taubel, president of Taubel
Brothers, hosiery makers, also criticised
some features of tho act, but gave tho
opinion that with a fow changes It would
be satisfactory. He also mado tho
significant statement that In Ills opinion
the manufacturers will accept tho Brum
baugh act If tho changes are made.
Mr. Johnson declares In his statement
he had been a strong advocate of work
men's compensation, and believes tho
Interests of employers and workmen ur
gently demand such legislation.
MR. JOHNSON'S STATEMENT.
Tho statement In part follows:
"As to the proposed rales of compensa
tion, I note that It Is proposed to allow
fnr total disability 60 ner cent, of the
KAvages for BOO weeks, or practically 10
years, but not more than $4000; and for
death, compensation to the widow and
to dependent relatives, D00 weeks, or prac
tically 6 years. I regard these rates as
excessive, and believe them to be more
burdensome upon employers than t'ne
most ndvnnccd bills which have been
adopted by other States. I was Impressed
by tho careful and laborious work of tho
commission appointed two years ngo by
Governor Tenor to prepare a workmen's
compensation act, and I bellove that the
rates of compensation proposed In the
act framed by that commission wcro
fair allko to employers and workmen,
and would place tho Stato of Pennsyl
vania abreast of tho most advanced
States which have passed carefully con
sidered compensation acts.
"Tho practical effect of the, plan which
Governor Brumbaugh has proposed would
lm ifv IhfmtnRA ! HlffliMllfv nf n. Inrrrn nnrt
of the workllfff' pooplo"to!,Becuro employ-
Continued on rage Two
' MADRID, Feb. 27. Monsignor Campino,
Bishop of Palma, Island of Majorca, died
on Thursday at the age of 63.
v I J
Mb you conscious of the moon these
nights? Probably not particularly. But
It Is decidedly worthy of attention. Of
course, we have been having moons reg
ularly once a month for some time. There
is riothlng new about It. But at this
time of year It has a peculiar appeal.
Most of, our associations, derived from
the Inspiration of macazlno Illustrations,
have to do with harvest fields in au-
fc tumn or silvery pathways across tho
rippling surface of the water, seen from
a sailboat or hotel verandah In t'ne good
old summer time. Which la all right in
Its way. But sometime when you aro
feeling a bit blue or at "outs" with the
World in general, wander out across one
of tho Schuylkill River bridges and see
the prosaic matter-of-fact, businesslike,
ky Jlna In the east under the spell of
this same old moon mado a thing of won.-
I' der and witchery and enchantment. See
this "Made-In-Pnlladephla" masterpiece
and then try not to cheer up.
It can't be done!
For Philadelohia and vicinitu
f; Fair tonight followed by increasing
cloudtneaa Sunday and probably anoxa
by bunday night; not jtucft change tn
t temperature; fresh 7iortherly winds.
tor aetaHs, see page s.
Observations at Philadelphia
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r S"5 Northwest, 18
1 5.W . . Cloudy
f cipitet(on last 24 hours. Traco
Humidity . 84perntr
Minimum temperature ,.....,.,, 2
I'Mlmum temperature H
On the Pacific Coast
I- tl0Fru"lcO-'wiber, cloudy tempera.
Dleo weather, clear; temperature, 02.
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fun )t . , ..., S.Mn. m.
fri" rUs (tomorrow aTa.m!
g$ pet, uweorrow) .02,m.
Lamps to Be Lighted
xt and other vehicle 6 103 p. m,
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WINTER? NOT ON YOUR LIFEt
"Turtle in Hay Loft," Says Dispatch,
land That Mcarm Spring.
When snowflakcs nicker through tho
dull gray of tho early morn and shriek
ing tar wheels complain on frosty tracks,
thero nro many who may be led to bellovo
t'nnt It Is winter. But such a conclusion
Is due cither to a poverty of deduction or
an Inclination toward gulllblllty-because
various prophets In Conshohocken, Nar
bcrth, Jenklntown, Tolnt Brcezo and
Altoona have proved conclusively that
spring Is here.
They proved It by tho discovery of
robins, butterflies, frogs, songsparrows,
blucblrdB, Bnakea and last, or today at
least, by a special dispatch from Draw
bridge Del., announcing that William
Pusey discovered a largo turtle In his
hayloft. On tho turtle's back, It wna
said, tho date 1812 was carved.
So It Is possible that every plato of
turtle soup which wo eat In the future
will carry memories of tho great war with
England. And It proves that shells were
In voguo oven then.
FIRE SWEEPS MOULIN ROUGE
Bohemians' Amusement Centre in
Paris Destroyed by Flames.
PARIS, Feb. 27. The famous Moulin
Rouge, long a centre of Bohemian llfo In
Paris and a Mecca for amusement-seeking
American tourists In Montmartro, was de
stroyed by fire early today.
Tho old building was an easy prey for
the flames, which spread quickly. Fire
men wero Boon on tho scene In response
to the fire alarm, but their efforts were
SEAMEN'S DILL PASSED
Senate Adopts Measure for Safety at
Sea and Aid to Sailors.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. Tho seamen's
bill, providing a higher standard of safety
at sea and better working conditions for
tho sailors, was passed by the Senate this
afternoon without n rollcall.
The bill has alrcudy been adopted by
tho House and now needs only tho Presi
dent's signature to make It law.
BOWERY MINSTREL DIES
SuccumbsMn Saloon During Applause
NEW YORK, Feb. 27.-The Minstrel of
the Bowery Is dead. John Sullivan, a
mysterious character, who, for 14 years
han been a habitue of Bowery saloons
and lodging houses, died today In a
stloon at 28 Bowery while the applause
that followed ono of his songs was still
ringing In his cars.
No one knew where Sullivan came
from, but ho was reported to bo the black
sheep of a rich English family that kept
him supplied with money. Sullivan be
came famous throughout the length of
the Bowery by reason of his fine voice
and could be found singing In a saloon
almost every night.
THRONG OF SALESMEN
"Have Great Opportunity to
Do Good," He Tells Them.
Family of Seven Hit Trail.
"Billy" Sunday tore off his collar and
tie this nfternoon before a great audi
ence, Inrgely mado up of traveling sales
men, and then plunged Into ono of tho
strongest sermons he has given In Phila
delphia. When he had finished tho perspiring
discourse, 184 persons "hit the sawdust
trails." ' Among them were at least a
score of the salesmen. Some of them
wore blue ribbons, insignia of the
Travelers' Protective Association, In
their lapel, while others displayed the
emblems of tho Gideons.
A number of young persons In the crowd
came forward. One entire family of seven
persons took seats In the glory rows
It was disappointing that there wcro not
more traveling men among the 'trail hit
ters."' Through the evangelist's sermon
the salesmen applauded loudly whenever
Jio administered Htlnglng blows to ln.
Hitting out straight from the shoulder,
"Billy" talked directly to the thousands
of men who but a short tlmo before had
inarched to the structure, singing "On
ward. Christian Soldiers,"
In the beginning he told them that no
class has a better chance to do good than
the man on the road.
'I haven't seen a traveling man drunk
for eight years," ho said. "It used to bo
Continued on rage Two
SENATORS BALK AT RUBLEE
Committee Has Not Yet Indorsed
Him for Trade Commission.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27,-Favorable re
port on nil of tho Trade Commission
nominees except George Rublee, of New
Hampshire, were mado by the special
subcommittee appointed to investigate
them tha afternoon,
A further hearing on the qualifications
of Ilublefl will be held on Monday,
NO EXTRA SESSION
Administration Confident One Will
Not Be Necessary.
WASHINGTON, Feb. ?7.i-There will ba
no extra session of the Senate. This was
the word passed around in official circles
Confirmation of the Trade Commission
appointments, with the possible passagv
of a rural credits bill and one of the
conservation measures, now are hoped
for before March 4.
It is not likely that the Colombian and
Nlcaraguan treaties will ba ratified.
Britain Holds Up Ocean Liners;
lQNDON.Fb. 2f.-No American steam
ships are sailing today. The British Gov
ern me u fa order forbidding, ahlpa to sail
for lbs United State has probably held,
jjp th Unwr Prila4sJphia, which waa
tAMuM t !? WvrjiOl tW
LANDLUBBER ATHLETICS OFF
BiPa JlisHKiP 'V t?77Cyr' MM.
H. A. PENROSE, KIN
OF SENATOR, ARRESTED
Gave Notes in Excess of $14,-
000,. Which .Realjze Only.
Hallock A. Penros a relative of United
States Senator Penrose and President of
tho Peqroae Motor Company. Incor
porated, and a business nssoclato of
Tim" O'Leary, former assistant director
of Public Surety, wan arraigned at a
special hearing before Judgo Frank Lloyd
in the Circuit Court In Camden todny for
alleged failure of payment on notes of
two years' standing aggregating JK.181.0L
Penrose, who has offices In tho Penn
sylvania Building, was arrested yester
... in fnmtlpn on a cadas Issued by
John H, Ilnus, who said ho was unable
to realize more than ?a i on siock oi
the Star Steel Company which was given
as security for the notes
At tho preliminary hearing yesterday
Penroso was held In $35,000 ball, tho ball
bond being made double the amount of
the nlleged Indebtedness, according to
New Jersey law Tho proceedings today
were brought to have the amount re
duced, attorneys for Penrose declaring
that It was excessive
After two hours of legal wrnngllng thfc
court ruled that thero was no proof
of Intent to defraud on the part of
Penrose, nnd ball was reduced to $500.
which was quickly furnished, and the
prisoner was set at liberty. The case
will come up for another hearing In the
near future, today being the third time
that argument on tho capias has been
In the course of the testimony attor
neys for Ilnus declared that Penroso
had placed most of his property In his
wife's name, and although their client
had advanced the loans of money with
out, security ho substantially told him to
"go and whistle" for his funds when he
repeatedly ' asked for a return of the
loans. It was also brought out at the
hearing that Haua had been promised
stock In the Engineering and Develop
ment Company of Philadelphia, a con
cern which has since been merged Into
the Penrose company,
MAYOR RIDDLE FAVORS
HORSE RACING AT SHORE
Atlantic. City Executive Delighted
With Sunday Experience in Cuba.
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.. Feb, 3T.-WIU-lam
Bldolc. Atlantic City's liberal Sun
day Mayof, Just returned from Cuba,
wants horse racing,
"I went to the track Just outside Ha
vana on a bright Sunday and found the
President of Cuba in his box and nearly
everybody of official and social signifi
cance in Cuba assembled there, placing
wagers on the racers.I bet on a heat and
won. I never spent a more enjoyable
Sunday In all my life. If we could have
racing here Atlantic City would be the
greatest place In the country."
Reform leaders held up their hands In
horror when told of the Major's pro
nouncement. Bery last ope of them said
it would not do, New -Jersey law makes
it a misdemeanor to even look at a
horserace on a weekday.
To Impeach Terre Haute Mayor
TERRH HAUTB, Ind , Feb. J7.-Tm.
peachment proceedings against Mayor
Hqberta, will be begun Monday night. It
was announced today by President Skean,
of the City Council. The Major Is ac
Mused of attempting to bribe Ave City
ji i ' 'j
Newspaperman Found Dead
ALTOONA. Pa, Feb. 27 -Henry M.
Klmmlclt. of Pittsburgh, one of the best
known German newspaper mtn in the
country, waafound dead in a hotel here
$100,000 Ffre at Rochester
BOCHESTBB, N V . Feb. .-Ttae ave
story mjumfactvrliw building af - Ba
tret was dae4 flW,6W by ftr earfy
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- Ill lllrT?''&ftrWiafabrk " " t Ml
OFF TO SPRING CAMP
Connie Mack and Five Athletic
Players Take Railroad Trip
to Florida Metropolis.
Connie Mack and n squad of Ave Ath
lotlcs left West Philadelphia lato this
afternoon by rail for the southern training
grounds at Jacksonville, Fla. They pre
ferred to run tho risk of overland travel
to that by water, especially with so many
German submarines bobbing about. Con
nie much prefers to go by rail, as he Is
not tho seaman to enjoy a rough trip on
Connie, before boarding tho train, re
marked that he had high hopes of win
ning the pennant this year. With the ma
terial on hand he has every reason to feel
confident. In the party with Mack were
Barry, Mclnnl?, Thomas, Shawkey and
Bush. When the boat trip by way of New
York was announced, this quintet of play
ers requested permission to go by land
to the training place. Then It was also
discovered that Connie would rather enjoy
the lall ride than face the Inevitable mat-de-mer.
SHIP WAS ilELD BY ICE FLOES
The story of a desperate fight with
heavy tloo Ice will be related tomorrow,
when the Brltltm steamship Manchester
Port arrives here from Glasgow, via St.
John, N B, According to wireless ad
vices from Captain Stott, the vessel en
tered, the icefield during a dense fog at
2 o"clock February 19. The steamship
then1 was off Cape Race. The Ice Jammed
against the -ship's side and threatened
to carry her far out Of the usual course.
After much patient maneuvrlng. Captain
StPtt extricated his vessel from her
dangerous position at 6 o'clock In the
HAVANA WANTS BULL FIGHTS
HAVANA, Feb. 27. A bill has been In
troduced In the Cuban Senate to annul
the. decree of that 'sapio body, acting un
der Instructions from Governor Magoon,
abolishing bull fights.
This decree was Issued during the first
American Intervention" under the Patt
NEXT WEEK'S THE WEEfC
FOR TIPS TO ATJUUETEB
What is the imlde of truck and
field athletics? The science us, welt
as the,artf What should. the young
man know to became a Star in this
The EYEXIXO JJSpGEjl wll an
ever tlese flue-Mion in a series of
articles by a recpanlxed expert, be
ginning negst week. The course of
training mquited, the art of the
"get-off," the. "inside stuff" of the
sport everything will be treated in
Doit' Otis thQjftttt oneTues
d&ys Usur Yrt mwsA, f fe tewfc.
BROOKE AND GOULD
WIN RACQUET TITLE
Defeat Wear and Potter for
Championship of Racquet
Club by 6 Games to 2.
A cry close nnd oxcltlng match had
been anticipated between George II.
Brooko and Jay Gould and Joseph W.
Wear and Wilson Potter for tho doubles
racquets championship of tho Itacquot
Club at the Hacnuct Club today. Con
trary to expectations, however, Brooko
and Gould won somewhat easily by six
games to two. There Is no denying tho
fact that they outgeneraled their op
ponents and thoroughly deserved their
Brooke and Gould began auspiciously
by scoring four nces on winning tho
toss for choice of service. Although
their opponents replied with three nces
they made the game practically Bafe
with a splendid run of seven, in which
Brooke's service figured prominently.
Wear nnd Potter had another chanco,
and they nvalled themselves of the op
portunity to score nve acres, but It was
their last chance as their opponents ran
out the game In their next hand with
Neither pair did much In the way of
scoring In the first few hands of the
second game, the score being called six
to two In favor of Brooke and Gould, as
a result of six hands.
G. II. Brooko and Jay Gould
15 13s 15 15 10 15
J. W. Wear and Wilson Potter
9 16 9 7 15 0.
PENN HAS CHANCE TO TIE
YALE IN AQUATIC MEET
Minor Sports Teams of University
Havo Full Bills Tonight.
University of Pennsylvania's minor
sports teams will be busy In several
places tonight, The swimming and water
polo teams meet Yale In the University
gymnasium In what promises to be the
most Important meet of the season, If
Pennsylvania wins the Quakers will be
tied with the Ells for first place, and they
will go to the front If they win and the
association decides the protest of the Co
lumbia meet In their favor. The wrestling
team, minus the eervleea of Mlka Dorl
zas, meets Cornell at Ithaca; the gymnas
tic team meets Princeton at Princeton,
While the fencing team crosses swordo
with the Navy at AnnapolLs,
The one-mile relay team, composed of
Llpplncott, Meredith, Lockwood and I
Kaufman, wll meet New York and Bos
ton In nn Intercity match at Newark.
This year, for the first time. Pennsyl
vania will not have any competitors in
the Georgetown games at Washington to
night. The reason for this, as announced
by the Track Committee, was the decision
not to let their athletes compete Indoors
on tracks where the athletes are not per
mitted to wear spiked shoes. As a result
of this precaution, Pennsylvania has not
lost any of her men through such in
juries this winter.
Two Alleged Pickpockets Caught
Two alleged pickpockets, caught acting
In a suspicious manner around 7th and
Market streets at 2 30 o'clock, were ar
rested by Detectlvs McCarthy and Bunt
ing. Complaints labout pickpockets havo
come Into City Hall lately and the de
tectives were detailed to watch for them
The prisoners, who gave their names aa
Charles Van Dusen. of Mahanoy City,
Pa,, and Georgq Kelley. 57J1 Filbert street,
will have a hearing tonight before Mag
Drowned Man Found in River
An unidentified man, about (0 year old,
140 pounds In weight and 6 feet M
inches In height, waa found In tha Dela
ware mver this mwrnlnif, off Pier U
south, by John McPevltt. watchman of
the pier. The body was in an advanced
atattt of decomposition. The pcllcoboat
King rroovd it froro th water and
et Hjta th Morgw
ONE DEAD, $250,000 I0SS
IN BIG SALEM FIRE
Glass Works Destroyed, Residences
Damaged in All-Night Blaze.
SALEM, Ni J., Feb. 27.-Flro here early
today caused tho death of ono man, de
Btroed tho entlro plant of the Craven
Glass Works, damaged a number of ad
jacent residences and caused damago es
timated at J250.000.
Tho ono victim of tho blaze Is Samuel
Crest. His death was caused by heart
failure, duo to excitement, while en
deavoring to savo his property from de
struction. Tho fire, which Is of a mysterious
origin, wnB discovered shortly before It
o'clock Inst night. Despite tho effdrts
or tno local firemen, who wero aided
by a volunteer company, tho flames raged
alt night, and were not under control
until 8 o'clock this morning.
Threo warehouses, threo packing
buildings, a tinsmith's shop, the boiler
and engine roomn and several nnialler
t buildings, comprising tho Craven plant,
aro in ruins, in addition a largo amount
of unfinished and flnlahdo material wna
As n result of the fire, ISO employes of
tho gloss works will bo thrown out of
TRANSIT'S FOES DEFY
PUBLIC AND EXPERT
OPINION; 'STAND PAT'
Connelly Determined to
Support "Joker" Ordi
nance Despite Johnson's
Statement That It Is Il
With open defiance of public opinion,
Organization obstructionists, through
John P. Connelly, Chairman of Councils'
Finance Committee, have
given their answer to the
city-wldo demand that n
lega' transit ordinance bo
substituted for tho "fake"
ordlnanco reported to Coun
cils on Thursday of last week,
Their answer Is: "Wo will stand by
Disregarding the opinion of John O.
Johnson, that tho ordlnanco is legally
and fatally defective, and Ignoring tho
declaration of Director Taylor that if
the ordlnanco passed It would mean tho
defeat of tho entire transit program,
Connelly -declared that he waB unshaken
In his determination to stand by the
Ho willingly relieved the Philadelphia
Rapid Transit Company officials of any
sharo f t(ic odlur,' for hav(ng drafted
the ordinance, and characterized tho
"Jokrr" subatltute-as--'the Finance Com
mittee ordlnanco" and "our ordinance."
I have not seen or talked to uny Offi
cer, director or oWnor of tha Transit
Company concerning this mailer In any
way, shape or form. I am not Influenced
In tho slightest by the company," declared
Mr. Connelv lust night.
Mr. Connelly said today that he had
not been correctly nuoted by mornlnM
newspapers In regard to his attitude to-
Conttnued on Tate Two
GRAND PRIX RACE ON;
AUTOS SKID IN RAIN
Large List of Entries in Great
Contest on at Exposition
Grounds in Frisco.
SAN KnANClSCO, Feb, 27. By the time
50 miles of the raco had been run, rain
began to fall with no prom.lso of n let-up
and the calling of the raco ut any time
was a strong probability All the cars
began to skid and their drivers wero
forced to take the curves with BUch care
that It looked like a continental tour
rather than a cup race.
Candy, In an Edwards Special, attempt
ed to take "Purgatory CBend" at high
speed, but the effort ended disastrously.
Ills car was driven Into tho bank. Both
Gandy and his mechanician escaped unin
KXPOSITION GROUNDS. SAN FRAN
CISCO, Cal,, Feb, 27. The long grind of
the Grand Prix automobile race Is on.
Promptly at 10:30 today Cooper, driving
a Stutz car, nas sent an ay over tha
Exposition course, the first of the 30
drivers to start.
Following Cooper came nuskstell. In a
Mercer; Newhouse, piloting a Deluge;
then Talor, In an Alco; Bragg, with a
Callfomlan, and the remainder of the
entries at three-second Intervals,
At 10:33 the lasV of the cars had been
sent away and were pounding around the
course at terrific speed,
The sky was overcast. Just before tho
start of the race it was announced that
five cars had been withdrawn They wore
the Erwln Special, driven by Grover Berg
doll, who was Injured while practicing re
cently; Rlankman Special (Rpy Francis),
Benz (Urn In Bergdolt), Renault (Iva
Gates) and Tomaslnt ITomaslnl).
At the end of tha fourth lap Ruckttcll hd
luroptd into the lead Barney- DldrltW, djlv
Uis a Maxwell, was wildly cheered as h aet
all after the flying, Mercer. Cooper was
forced to atop at the pit on the second lap be
cause of motor trouble
H tcu evident that tha driver were finding
the Preeldto end pf the track, where the turn
U tery sharp, extremely dangeroua. Alt
lotted down there and made the turn with
Toward It o'clock the Vlei were beslnnlng
to clear ana It was belmed a record-breaking
crowd would be on hand by noon. When tha
race atarted. howeer. the main stand was
e than half lull
Ruckatelfa time for the prat rite taps tyu
1T.5T. .FlU. Anderaon, V lloox. DeValma.
Grant, Hearne and UldrlcH followed in order
at that time.
On the ninth lap Pqllen took tha lead. It
was estimated that the leader were averaging
Hi miles an hour.
' ' I Mil ., Ill I I I I.H
knocks Down Woman and OeU $20
Mildred Monte, a negro domestic em
ployed by Mrs. A. Crawford Allison, of
115 Pelham road, Germantown, was
knocked down by a man last night and
robbed of her purse containing $30.
The roan accosted her as aha was about
to turn in to enter the bouse and asked
If she wauted anbod to ee her home.
When She refused, to. answer he, struck
ner In the face, knocking her down, and
grabbed her handbag Nobody answered
the woman's streams She finally get to
litr feet and made her uay into the home.
Tho police of the Germantown station
ww notified and aro tnakins an. li?y4tl-g&tfara.
MENACED AT TWO
GATES, IS REPORT
Russia's Black Sea
Fleet Rumored Try-
ing- to Batter Way
Allies' Fleet Fourteen Milea
Within Dardanelles, Dis
patch to Paris Announces.
M o s 1 e m a' Camp Under
Wealthy Families of Constantinople
Advised to Lcavo Capital Ap
proach of Russian Army From
North Feared Ottoman Losses
Belioved to Bo Heavy.
PARIS. iTeb. ST.
The Anglo-French fleet hns penetrated
tho Dardanelles to a point opposlto tha
ruins of Dardanelles, 14 miles from tho
entrance, according to n dispatch to the
The forls made a feeblo effort to drive
off the ships, but failed. Three trains
aro being held under steam In Constanti
nople to convey the Sultan and members
of tho Government Into Asia Minor.
The French ships which took part Irt
the reduction of tho Turkish forts on the
Dardanelles were not damaged, it was
officially announced by tho Ministry Of
ATHENS. Feb. 27.
Tho Black Sea Russian fleet Is reported
In advices received here to bo trying to
force tho Bosportus nnd approach Con
stuutlnoplc from the east. A bombard-
ment of the forts of tho Asiatic side is
said to hnve opened nt noon yesterday.
As the Bosporus Is only 18 miles long, the
Russian warships may reach Constant!;
noplo beforo the Anglo-Frenoh fleet.
A wireless dispatch states that tho -Anglo-French
fleet advanced up tho Darda
nelles today to llortal. After reducing
Fort Intepe. the shins bombarded tho
tamp of tho Turkish army.
Several vessels In the Allied fleet hare
suffered slight damage. The Turkish
shells, however, are badly aimed, and des
pite the short range nt which, the en
gagement Is occurring, tho forts havp
been unable to force tho warships to re
tire. The latest dispatches received hero
said that the cannonading continued ami
wbb growing more violent. The twer forts
under Are nro tho first Turkish defenses
Inside the strait, the outer forts having
been demolished. t
Tho Turks hdvo assern&teU a Ueet' -ol
about 2S warships In the Nagara Heads
to faeo the Allies, If the Anglo-French
fleet succeeds In forcing Its way through
the narrowest stretoli of tho Dardanelles.
Against these Admiral Carden will send
the British battle cruiser Inflexible, car
rying 13-Inch guns, and tho battleships
Cornwallls, Vengeance, Triumph nnd.
Agamemnon. Tho French battleships
Suffrcn, Gaulols and Bouvet, With auxil
iaries, will give the Allies a combined
strength of at least S vessel In the
Tho International fleet Is equipped with
aeroplanes, which have dono vajuablo
wont In reconnolterlng and range and
Ing, The Turks have few. If any, high
angle guns with which to attack these
It Is Impossible to glvo any estimate
of tho Turkish losses, but they must havo
been heavy, owing to the accuracy of
the fleet's Are.
FEAR FOR LINER'S SAFETY
Mongolian, Leaking, Still Struggling
for Port in Heavy Gale.
HALIFAX. Fob. 27. Tho wind Is blow.
Ing a gale along the Nova Scottan coast
and grave fears are entertained for thf
safety of the crippled Allen liner JJongp
Han, of Philadelphia, which is trying to
mane port unaer ner own Bteam. tnaugn
leaking badly. A wireless dispatch re- 9
ceivea nere eany toaay sam mat tno
steamship Stephano had been called to tha
assistance of the Mongolian, which is
being convoyed by the United States coast
guard cutter Seneca.
TWO SAFES AND CSH
Yeggmen Obtain $120 for the
Night's Work in Different
Parts of City.
Cracksmen believed to be members of
a gang from New York wrecked thre$
safes tn different parts tit the city and
got 1120 for their work. The robberies
wero discovered today and detectives who
saw tho wreckage suspect that tho burg
lars were yeggmen who have been re
sponsible for numerous postofflce rob
beries. A double-armored safe In tha office tst
Sulzberger & Son. T3T Callawhlll street.
wrs blown, open and stamps antl money
amounting to xsu taaen. aiare (nan ?330o
In an Inner cojnpartmnet waa overlooked
The robbers used an extra heavy charga,
of nitroglycerin In their work ami tho
police are. at loss ta understand why tlm
explosion was not heard by residents, in,
Automobile toola were usea by bursar
whq broke open the safe of "Steve "tfwt
Tlreman," at 1535 Mount Vernon. stTMl
They evidently spent considerable timt
In hammering off the combination, aptt
T)Ueve who rifled the cash, rofiifrjtr
In the drug store of Charles Searlioi'oys'fv
at Kd street and Columbia avenue ob
tained J15. They gained entrance) to thfs
utore through a photographic studio on
the second floor. An attempt to poem1
the safe waa frustrated ir njlghbon,
ivho heard the burglars marking; tut
summoned the police. Th thtvi d
beforo their arrival.
The Kensingtonian Says;
Richard Wil&a, the pupwi'tr af&tttsmmn
of JKnls'w. w 9 49l m a Jmws
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ntuin ol tt Wcis tai with
ta JJsw Cwuurj Clab 11 gu&ib tt ,i
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