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VOL. I-NO. 144
PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, MARCH 1, 1915.
Copimoni, 191K, hi tits Fdsmo Lbmct Commnt.
ALLIES LOSE TWO
Ships Batter B i g
Turkish Forts Along
Reported Plan to Land Troops
on Peninsula of GalHpoli to
Cut Communication With
Constantinople Big Shells
Raze Sultan's Defenses.
Superdrcadnought Leads Attacking
Forces Ottoman Capital in Terror
and Porto Summarily Halts Cam
paigns in Caucasus and Alone tho
ATHENS, March 1.
Turkish destroyers nr reported In a
dispatch from Tenedos to havo attacked
Anglo-Frch, mine sweepers In tho Dar
danelles iastnlght, sinking two of them.
LONDON, March 1.
Sixteen miles Inside tho Dardanelles tho
greatest fleet over assembled for a bom-.,
bardment Is smashing tho defenses ,of
Constantinople into ruins today. A light
house south of Fort Kllld Bahr, on tho
European side, has becn-demollshed. Hur
ling 1950-pound projectiles, tho super
dreadnought QUeen Elizabeth already has
Inflicted severe damago on tho fort Itself,
ono of tho strongest In Eastern Europe
Unconfirmed reports were published hero
i today that tho Allies will seize tho Penin
sula of Galllpoll at us narrowest pan
?near Bulalr and cut tho European forts
off from communication wun uonsianu
noplo. Ono report had It that this feat
actually has neon accompusneu uy mim
ing parties in tho Gulf of Saros. Military,
experts, however, did not credit it. They
polntea out that largo bodies of Turks
on tho European side of tho strait could
cilt their way through tho isthmus by
weight of numbers.
Other reports received hero today said
that not only tho giant Queen Elizabeth,
but at least ono of her sister fighting
monsters Is training her 15-Inch guns upon
the Sultah's fortifications. Tho Admiralty
refused to confirm this. For many weeks
nothing has been known hero of tho
whereabouts of tho newest dreadnoughts.
, From Ath'cns and Cairo today came
dispatches indicating that tho Ottoman
capital Is In a state of terror. The Turk-
Ish General Staff has" summarily halted
'the Turkish calhTalBHSIfrtKo "Caucasus
nnd alohg tho Suez Canal.
Tho Anglo-French fleet has fluttered In
'significant damago thus far. Superior in
Concluded on Tone Tour
WHEAT CONTINUES TO FALL
May Drops to $1.49 Fifteen Min-
. utes After Opening.
CHICAGO, Mnrch L Continued suc
ces es of the allied bombardment of tho
Dardanelles' fortifications sent May wheat
down to J1.51 per bushel nt the opening
today. July wheat dropped to $1.22. These
were losses of 2', and 2 cents, respec
tively, slnco the close Saturday.
W Fifteen minutes nfter the opening, .May
heat dropped to 1:49& and July to $1.21.
It Is a llttlo difficult to say In tho guiso
of just what particular animal March
came In this morning. Did you happen to
be standing at the corner of Broad and
Chestnut streets with a moro or
less lilting wind roaring around the
office buildings there, undoubtedly your
thoughts wero of lions. - On the other
hand, did you wander Into a side street
i I where a. warm sun made the wearing
of a coat uncomfortablo, lambs wero
probably the first thought in your mind.
Bo aside from the dlfllculty of foretelling
weather conditions with any degree of ac
curacy, It la getting to be difficult to tell
the variety obtaining at the moment.
Whether March finishes up as a Hon or
not remains to bo seen, nut we are going
to finish up with one of a different sort
We mean a last line!
For Philadelphia and vicinity
?air tonight and Tuesday, with iu de-
ided change in temperature: moder
ate winds, moatlu northwest,
I For details, eee page S.
Observations at Philadelphia
WlnJ Northwest. 0 mtlei
rrBCipiiiiion jasi i uuuta ....,none
.(tnimum temerature !u
Maximum temperature ........,,,.. ,,, u
On the Pacific Coast
San Francisco Weather, clear; temperature,
Btn Olejo Weatfcer. cloudy: temperature, 04.
Almanac of the Day
Bun rta tomorrow.
Lamps to Be Lighted
Autaa atjd other eblcle Olio p.m.
I FOltT RICHMOND,
lav water 0:10 p.m.
IIMto titer tomorrow 2.U a.m.
a w ve.lr tomorrow 0:24 a. 5,
CHESTNUT STREET WHARF.
I.ow -wutw 8 55 .m.
Htl ater tomorrow l.fiO S m
Lav "t tomorrow , Osjja. m.
-" 8 17p.m,
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DAMAGED SHIP DRIFTING
Now York Reports Vessel With Pro
peller Blades Missing.
NEW YORK, March l.-An unidentified
steamship with nit propeller blades miss
ing Is drifting near tho mlddlo of tho
Atlantic, according to tho loir of tho
Now York. U Is thought to he tho
Trltonlan, hut Is unknown here. All
aboard nro safe, according to tho wire
less received by tho New York.
BLOCKS SHIP BILL
Filibuster Upsets Plan to Rush Con
ference Report Through House.
WSHINOTON, March 1. A Republican
coup today blocked action on tho ship
With tho ways greased for hasty ap
proval of tho conferenco report in the
Houso an unexpected Republican filibuster
throw tho Democrats Into confusion and
iorceu postponement of
prooaDiy until tomorrow,
A Strcnuollft nrntrrnm f.ina.1 rAMM i
tho march toward final adjournment
Tho House boro tho biggest burden. It
met at noon. Early morning nnd night
sessions nro tho program for tho re
mainder of tho session, with continuous
sessions almost certain later this week.
Rural credits legislation, In the agricul
tural appropriation bill, was taken up by
tho fToUHo Agricultural Committee early
today. Tho bill mny bo brought out late
today for final decision and bo passed on
to the Senate.
Numerous Senato conferenco reports on
appropriation bills wero prepared to date.
Tho rivers and harbors and Indian ap
propriations wero tho principal unfinished
Honnte nuslness. It was doomed certnln
tho rivers nnd hnrbors measure would
bo cut down to carry only enough to con
tinue present projects.
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1 J , .IIW I - II I -MMII I I .1 H.lll M I I .
l'lioto by Coalman Kodalt Company.
That tho Russian forces have not made"7urther progress over the German and Austro-Hungarian frontiers is no fault of these horsemen, who havo again and again led desperate
forays into" tho enemy's territory, only to bo wiped out by machine guns or cut up by heavy artillery. The same sort of accusations made against the Germans in Belgium by tho
Allies has been Qaid against tho Cossacks in East Prussia by tho Germans, who charge wanton murder and pillage.
$25,000 FOR BARER
OFFERED BY YANKS
Connie Mack Reported Willing
to Sell Slugger to New York
NEW yoniC. March l.-An offer of
125,000 for Frank Baker, the "hpmg-run
king." mnde by the New York Yankees,
has been refused by Connie Mack, of tho
Athletics, who Is holding out for $50,000,.
This announcement was mado today by
Jacob Ituppert, president of tho Yankees
"I would like to get Bolter for the
Ynnkees and mado Mack a Hat offer of
$25,000 for him," said Huppert. "Mack
camo back, saying that ho would sell
Baker but that the price was $50,000. That
is more than I will pay. I think Baker
worth $25,000-but no more. If Mack wants
to part with his third baseman for that
amount, the cash will ba placed In hia
hands tho moment- tho deal Is closed."
NEW YOItK, March 1. President James
A. OUpore, of tho Federal League, de
clares that Jlome-run Baker is to be
transferred to the New York Yankees,
"I know tho 'Inside' of tho entire mat
ter," ho declared, "but can't tell you any
more about the case, as I am pledged to
secrecy. But ho will bo playing third base
for Ponovan when the season opens, or
very shortly after,
"I was planning to go after Baker my
self, but when I heard of tho plan to
shift him to New York I gave up. Baker
win be a wonderful drawing card, and
'they can afford to pay him inuch more
money tnl vucjr .-. mutuii'iuo.
Orphan Home Quarantined
Sixty-four children are under quar
antine at the Odd Fellows' Orphanage,
Chelten and Ogontz avenues, Germa,n
town. The institution, which is one of
the largest in the city, was quarantined
following the discovery of a case of
scarletlna. The child was immediately
removed to the Municipal Hospital and
tho building fumigated by the authorities.
5000 Workers May Strike
BARRE, Vt., March 1 Flvo thousand
granite workwa balloted litre today on a
question of going on strike to enforce
their demand for higher wages. The
unions and manu&wturrs have failed to
airraa on a cw wage scredule. Work was
uisflMded today to porinlt tftt taklns of
ASSAULTS OF FRENCH
IN CHAMPAGNE PROVE
COSTLY, SAYS BERLIN
Terrific Drive Made Upon
Intrenched Positions of
Kaiser's Troops Repulsed
"With Heavy Loss.
French Assert They
Russians Take 18,000 Prisoners
in North Poland, Pctroprad
Says, Claiming 11 Miles
Gain Berlin Admits Retire
ment From Przasnysz.
Desperate assaults by two French
army corps upon tho Intrenched Ger
man positions In tho Champagne region
wero repulsed with heavy loss, accord
ing to tho official report issued today
at Berlin. Tho nttack developed into
tho fiercest engagement of tho last two
Tho French War Office, however, de
nies that their troops wero repulsed in
tho Champagne district and assert that
along a front of more than a mile they
gained tho advanced lines of German
trenches, which they held and mado
part of their own outer works.
In tho Argonne tho French also mado
attacks, which the Berlin report as-
OF THE MOST-FEARED TROOPS IN THE
serts wero also repulsed. German
troops still hold tho positions which
they captured in a four-mllo drivo east
of Badonvlller, in French Lorraine.
The German War Oftlce says that tho
French aro using shells which develop
asphyxiating gas when exploded, but
assert they did no damago. An Eng
lish aeroplane is reported to have been
brought to earth by German shells near
Wervlcq, north of Lille.
Tho French aro making terrific ef
forts to j.ush back tho German forces
In tho Champagno, and l.n tho last five
days have made 30 attacks. The ad
vanced position of tho Germans is only
10 miles from Paris, admits tho French
Paris dispatches say tho Belgians are
attacking tho oxtremo German right
while artillery duels aro on along tho
entire lino. Tho German army In tho
Vosges has been reinforced,
Arrest of tho German sweep from
East Prussia and gain of territory In
el new Russian advance aro reported in
today's announcement from tho War
Oillce. In some sectors of the Nlemen-Bobr-Vistula
front as much as 11 miles
hav'e been gained, and nt other points,
where counter-attacks have been fre
quent, from two to three miles havo
been made. Some 18,000 prisoners havo
fallen Into Russian hands, It is offi
cially asserted, and recapture of
Przasnysz, in North Poland; Kolomea
and Stanislau, in Galiela, is announced.
In the Przasnysz region fighting con
tinues furious. On the Grodno end of
the line, the offensive Is reported with
the Slavs. In the Caucasus, Muscovite
forces have driven the Turks to the
Berlin, acknowledging the resumed
Slav offensive In North Poland, admits
retreat north and west of the town,
thus substantiating the Russian claim
of reocoupatlon of tho strategic town,
and the presence of large bodies of fresh
enemy troops northwest of Grodno,
where, however, a, counter-offensive
threw these hack to the fortlfletl ad
vance posltlSn near the stronghold.
Eighteen hundred prisoners were taken
there; the foe also was repulsed north
west of Ostrolanka and at Lomza.
DUTCH CALL OFFICERS TO DUTY
THE HAGUE. Marco I -All Dutch offi
cers on furloutfhs were ordered today to
rejoin their regiments. Tbla action was
taken after a confatraaue bstWA tbtt
fpnign Winter and Qua WUhaUalna. K
LIQUOR DILLS REPORTED
"Gallon a Month" Bill and Hazel Law
Repealer in Delaware Legislature.
DOVER, Del., March l.-Submlttlng Its
first report on tho 1C liquor and nntl
llquor bills Introduced in tho Legislature,
tho Houso Commlttco on Temperance to
day approved Representative Hill's "gat
Ion a month" bill and Representative
Rash's bill to repeat tho Haael intra-stnto
shipping law. Tho bills will be called up
for a vote tomorrow.
Tho Hill bill limits whisky drinkors to
a gallon a month or about two drinks, of
two ounces each, for each day of tho
TWO END LIVES AFTER
WIDE OBJECTS TO BEER
Woman Shoots Herself and Husband
CHICAGO, March 1. A woman's pride,
hurt becauso her husband Insisted on
bringing beer Into tho houso on tho Sab
bath, resulted In a double suicide. Tho
victims wero Durward B. Martin, formerly
of Alden, N. Y., nnd his wife, Elizabeth
Tho couple quarreled last nigh', because
tho husband Insisted on going out for
beer. Tho woman waited on tho front
porch until sho saw her husband return
ing with six bottles of tho liquor under
his nrm. Then sho placed a revolver td
her breast and fired, failing dead. Neigh
bors rushed out In tlmo to seo Martin
, bend over her and hear him say:
"If you go, I'll go, too, little pal."
Then ho picked up the weapon and fired
a bullet Into his head, falling dead over
his wlfo's body.
SUNDAY RELENTS AND
PREACHES TO GIRLS
West Chester Normal School
Students Hear Evangelist on
His "Day of Rest."
SUNDAY OAilPAION BTATIBTIOR
There will 6o no services at the
Yesterday mornlno 17,000
Yesterday afternoon 18,000
Last nloht SO.000
Approximate grand total.. S.1S0.000
Yesterday wionilriff 272
Yesterday afternoon SOI
Last nlaht 585
Total to date 83,459
Preached to date 100
Jtcmalnlna to bo preached, 23
"Billy" Sunday addressed an audience
or 1200 persons this afternoon when the
pupils and teachers of the West Chester
State Normal School assembled In the
auditorium of tho Institution' and cheered
tho evangelist until ha quieted them by
Indicating that ho would break his "day
of rest" rule and preach at least a part
of one of his sermons.
Mr. Sunday had not promised to deliver
an addiess today, despite the many
urgent requests that had poured In on him
ever since it was announced that he would
visit the historic town, but when Dr.
George Morris Phillips, the principal of
the school, told him that the girls had
been waiting for moro than an hour In the
hope that he would relent he replied:
"Well, Ma, if they want to hear me
as bad as all that I guess I'd better go
"Billy" and "Ma" left their Spring Gar
den street home at 9:30 o'clock this morn
log, and motored through Fairmont Park
to Montgomery Pike which they followed
to Radnor, where they stopped to visit
Old St. Dayid's Church. The evangelist
was much Impressed with the little chapel
and shovved his Tfamllo,rlty with its his
tory by asking where General Wayne'a
and George Washington's pews might be
found. He quoted from Longfellow's
poem on the old structure, as follows; .
1 'Wbat as linage of peace and reit,
la thl tulle church am!4 Ita craves.' "
After leaving Radnor. Mr and Mrs.
Sunday want o by way ot Green Tree
aod Malvern to Paoli, where they looked I
over the bfttMefltOd. They then proceeded j
sely.!.l-w l3 - w
Entitled to Use Any Kind
of Economic Pressure,
Asquith Tells Parlia
ment in Making An
nouncement of Blockade.
Ban Placed on All Other Com
modities as Well as Food
stuffs Commons Votes
War Credit of $185,000,000.
LONDON, March 1.
Premier Asquith onnouncod In' tho
Houso of Commons this afternoon that
tho British Government had decided to
prevent commodities of any kind from
reaching Germany or leaving that coun
try. This means that no foodstuffs of any
kind will bo allowed to reach Germany.
Tho Embargo will also be extended to
This nctlon was taken by tho British
Government In retaliation for Germany's
submnrlno warfaro against English mer
England will now try to stnrvo Ger
many into submission. It Is believed that
the embargo of tho British Government
on foodstuffs nnd raw material will In
crease tho activities of the German sub-
ARMY OF THE CZAR,
marines in the "bread war" against Eng
land. In making tho momentous announce
ment. Premier Asquith said:
"There Is no form of economic pressure
which we do not consider ourselves en
titled to asset t under existing conditions."
Premier Asqulth's announcement Is of
great Importance to tho United States
ind other neutral nations. England.
France and Russia are united on tho
methods to be used to stop nil foodstuffs
cargoes consigned to Germany, as well
as to her Austrian and Turkish allies.
The Premier's announcement In effect
declares a blockade of the German coast.
Some ships may be able to run this block
ade, but the Admiralty officials are con
fident that not enough will be able to
get through to removo from Germany
the danger of starvation.
In giving a resume of the financial as
pect of the war the Prime Minister said:
"The present vote of credit (the ono
moved today) is for $185,000,000. The
House of Commons on ugust 6 voted
credits of $500,000,000. On November 15
It voted another $1,125,000,000. This
brings thu total asked for by votes of
credit In 1914-1916 up to $1,810,000,000."
The total war expenditure after April X
will be $10,000,000 per day, said Premier
Asquith. This Includes the expenses of
th nrmv nnd navy and any extraordi
nary expenditures which might arise.
"The Government has never been more
confident of tho power of the Allies to
achieve an ultimate, durable victory than
at present," declared the Prime Minister.
This declaration brought forth a burst
of npplauso which swept he floor and
WASHINGTON. March 1,
The British and French Ambassadors
called personally upon Secretary Bryan
this afternoon to acquaint him with the
Allies' plan for a "blockude" against Ger
many In reprisal for Germany's "death
zone." This was done as n matter of
international courtesy, previous to formal
announcement of the plans by Premier
SURETY BONDS REDUCED
Employes In the offices of the City
Treasury were delighted today by the an
nouncement of City Treasurer McCoach
that the amount of the personal surety
bond each employe must file on the basia
of his salary would be reduced from 50
to S3 1-3 per cent. Surety bonds ware Iliad
by the employes for 1915 today.
Premiums on the surety bonds are paid
by the employes at a rata of $5 per $1000
Bill to Incorporate Wilson Home
WASHINGTdK. March 1 tA bill incor
portatlng thr'lleji vijson Memorial
Homo la tho District of Cc4unWt the
toJttlon for constructing modei homes
on . niaB nrrtd bv tha lata lira. Wilson.
w,fo proM4ati thB gt.
LINER PASSES "WAR ZONE"
Steamship Now York Home With 221
NEW YORK, March 1. Tho American
Lino steamship Now York, bearing 221
passenger1, arrived today from Liverpool
after an uncvontful voyage, although all
her lifeboats were swung outward from
their davits for Immcdlato usa In case sho
was attacked by a German submarine.
Tho New York camo through tho "war
zono" waters oft tho western coast of tho
(British Isles under covor of , darkness,
being convoyed by four torpedoboat do
stroyrrs. LIVERPOOL, March t Tho American
liner fit. Louis arrived hero today with
200 passengers. Sho reported her tHp from
Now York without Incident
BOMB, SENT ABOARD AS "ICE,"
BLOWS UP GUNBOAT; 80 DEAD
Mexican War Craft Destroyed in
Harbor of Progresso.
GALVESTON, Tex., Mnrch t Thirty
persons, Including flvo women, were killed
yestorday when tho Mexican gunboat
Progresso was blown up, supposedly by a
bomb, In the harbor of Progresso, Mexico.
This Information reached Galveston to
day In a cablegram to tho Mexican
Consulate. Tho cablegrnm stated that tho
bomb was evidently sent nboard in a box
Fire Sweeps Boston Wharf
BOSTON. March 1. Four business
establishments were burned out early to
day In a flro on Ccntrnl wharf, which
for a tlmo t'nrcntcncd the entire wharf
section. Tho loss was JM.00O.
INCREASE IN CITY
Income Tax Returns Show
Number Has Increased From
Three to Eleven.
Philadelphia has three moro "near mil
lionaires" today than it had last summer,
according to figures given out by Internal
Revenuo Collector Ledcrer, and there may
b more. Returns mado up till si o'clock
this afternoon showed 11 Incomes of
$500,000 or more, as against eight for last
Nineteen thousand Income tax returns
had been mnde at that hour, but tho total
of taxable incomes Is estimated nt but
16.000. Other Incomes reported nro those
of married men, exempted by the law
If their income is $1000 a year or less.
They are obliged to tile returns, however.
In addition, there were between WOO
nnd 4500 leturns from corporations. Moat
of them came by mall. A steady stream
of men and women passed into tho build
ing all day. The office wilt be open until
midnight, for the receipt of returns.
THIEF SHOOTS POLICEMAN
Three Men Captured After Fight
While Robbing Store.
CHICAGO, March 1. Policeman Joseph
Carroll wob shot through the arm by one
of three burglars captured in a street
battle with robbers, who were caught
red-handed In the store of Freenian
Brothers, In Lincoln avenue, early today,
A squad of reserves and the robbers
fought from behind trees and from door
ways in 30 minutes.
$40,000 FIRE IN VILLAGE
Two Buildings Burn Early Today at
POTTSVILLB. Pa., Mareh t Fire early
today at Shoemakersviile. near here, de
stroyed the grocery store and warehouse
of J. R. Kelm and the Mansion House,
owned and occupied by M. B. Rentsehler.
The total loss Is estimated at $19,000.
, Small Fire at Y. M. a A.
More than KQ men were so Interested In
the life stor of George Loag, superin
tendent ot the Inasmuch MUtsion, at the
Central licuuuli of the Y M. C A., yea
terdav. that they wore unaware that
fUo had broken out in so afUeuMjas roo.
Tha dasuxe WM ttlSi&g,
E. T. STOTESBURY
OF TRANSIT CO.
Charge That P. R. T.
Officials Broke Faith
Makes Denial of Charges That
"Power Higher Up" Which
Inspired "Joker" Ordinance
Was Any One Connected
Mayor Puts Transit Delay Squaroly
Up to tho Company's Directory, in
Warm Exchango of Telegrams
With Traction Magnate, Now on a.
Vacation at Palm Beach.
Edward T. Stotcsbury, chairman of the
Executlvo Board of tho Philadelphia
Rapid Transit Company, and Uio domi
nating head of tho company, In a telegram
to Thomas E. Mitten, given out at noon
today, mado an nbsoluto and unqualified
denial of tho chargo that the Transit
Compnny was tho "power higher up1'
which has been secretly blocking tho Tay
lor program for real rapid transit In
Mr. Stotcsbury, In tho tolegrom, made
no reference to tho accusation ot Director
Taylor that ho and somo of his associates
on tho transit company board had not
lived up to the co-operatlvo agreement
between tho company and tho city in that
they had failed to use their best efforts
to securo the co-operation of tho Union
Tho accusation which he denouncce as
"absolutely falso" was couched in tho
terms of an open challcngo to the com
pany mado by Director Norris at tho
Academy mass meeting last Wednesday1?
night. Dlrcotor Norris publicly called
upon the P. R. T. officials to disown tho
"trick" ordlnanco Introduced by Councils'
Flnanco Committee unless they were will
ing to bear tho odium of being considered
tho men "higher up."
This accusation Mr. Stotesbury branded
as "a calumnious attack upon my per
sonal integrity," deploring tho fact that
Director Norris had mado it at a time
when ho was in Florida,
SAYS P. R. T. CREDIT IS HURT. .
Ignoring entirely the chargo of Director
Taylor that he had not used his influence
to bring about Union Traction co-operation,
Mr. Stotesbury Indicated that tho
"ill-advised attacks" upon tho credit of
tho Philadelphia Rapid Transit CompahjT
had seriously threatened any co-opera- '
live agreement between tho city and the
P. R. T. at thi present time.
Tho injury to the credit of tho com
pany through tho attacks, and tho bad
financial conditions throughout tho coun
try "make tho realization of this expecta
tion at tho present time Impracticable,"
Mr. Stotcsbury said, and ho adds that ho
had advised Mayor Blankonburg of his
opinion before leaving for Florida.
Administration circles endeavored in
uivino me logic or ono point In Mr. Btotcs
bury's telegram this afternoon. Mr.
Stotesbury expressed recret that thn nKi
tracks wero made during his absence.1 r
adding later that on account of the at- "
tacks tho Rapid Transit Comrianv mli-ht-
now bo unable to entor Into a co-operatlvo
agreement with tho city. At the con, '
elusion of tho telegram ho stated that ho
advised Mayor Blankenburg of the prqb-
ablo results of these "lll-dvlsed attacks'"
before he left for Florida, Admlnlstra- i
tfon circles in City Hall asked how ho
could havo advised the Mnyor of tho
effect of the attacks several days before
Director Norris and Director Taylor mado
any public statement Involving tho Rapid
Director Taylor, when shown a copy ot
the telegram, merely smiled and said that
he would nave no statement to make.
It was understood at City Hall that IS
the statements of Mr. Stotesbury were to
be taken as indicative of tho final attl
tudo of the transit company toward any
co-operntlvo agreement with the city. Di
rector Taylor would now advocate tho
construction of the Chestnut Btreet sub
way by the city to complete the compre
hensivo system of city-bullt lines.
MR. STOTESBURY'S TELEGRAM.
The telegram from Mr. Stotesbury as
received on Saturday, but was not made
public until this morning, following a
meeting of the Executive Committee. The,
meeting of the Executlvo Committee. Tho
committee's statement follows -
At a meeting of tho Executive Com
mittee, ut which were present Messrs.
Mitten, Lloyd, Ingersoll and Packard,
the following telegram from E. T.
Stotesbury, at Palm Beach, was read
and its publication authorized, U
members of the committee subscrib
ing to tho facta therein contained;
The Breakers, Talm Beach. Febru
ary 27, addressed to Thomas E, Mit
ten, Phlla. The statements appearing
in the public press to the effect that
either tha Philadelphia Rapid Tran
en company, i personally or any
other person affiliated with the com
pany has conspired with members ot
City Councils to defeat the plans for
mptd transit development are, to tho
best of our knowledge and belief, ,.
absolutely and unqualifiedly false.
I regret that Messrs.,' Taylor and s '
Norris should have chosen the time ot
my absence from Philadelphia to niake
ponibiued on $ Tw 4
The Kensingtonian Says:
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