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It la expressly provided for in the or
dinances." The ordinances prepared by Corpo
ration Counsel Folsom, who is de
scribed by Aid. Kennedy as "unrelia
ble and apparently favorable to the
phone interests," was slammed by
Foster. He presented new ordinances
for the purpose, advising the commit
tee to drop Folsom's, as they would
not accomplish the purpose intended.
"Do you mean that Folsom's drafts
do not provide for the forfeiture of
all the phone property?" asked Aid.
"I do not want to appear as criti
cising Mr. Folsom," replied Att'y Fos
ter. 'It might have been a mistake.
AH lawyers make mistakes."
Former Corporation Counsel W. H.
Sexton, attacked as a "big biz" aid
by the radical aldermen who are now
fighting to uphold public interests,
gave an opinion some time ago that
the automatic company had fulfilled
its contract with the city and its
property could not be taken. Then
he left his job in the city hall.
This opinion was also rapped by
Foster. Sexton claimed that the com
pany had fulfilled its contract, agree
ing to serve 20,000 bona fide subscrib
ers when it was prepared to serve
"The ordinance required that the
rompany have 20,000 bona fide sub
scribers using the automatic phone.
Service, when applied to phones, is
too clear to need any opinion from
me," Foster declared.
Said Mrs. Hippopotamus,
Oh, I'll be happy when
. The fashions grow more sensible
And hips come back again!"
A score of fishing smacks are
haunting the Washington coast look
ing for a fortune in ambergris. A
piece having an estimated value of
$250,000 is reported to have been
1 ALLIES' SHIPS POUNDING TURK
FORTS WITH METAL
Athens. Allies opened fierce as
sault upon Turkish positions before
Krithia Wednesday morning. Eight
warships, led by superdreadnought
Queen Elizabeth, pounding Turkish
forts with greatest crash of metal
since attack upon Fort Kilid Bahr
more than 3 months ago. Uncon- W
firmed reports that Krithia had
Mytilene dispatches reported loss
es on both sides in last week of fight
ing at Dardanelles to be heaviest of
Gallipoli .campaign. Allied expedi
tionary forces are reported to have
lost at least 10,000 in killed, wounded
and missing. Turkish casualties ber
lieved to have been much heavier.
All dispatches received here agreed
that struggle being waged around
Krithia is greatest land battle waged
at Dardanelles since expeditionary
forces were put ashore. Gen. Ham
ilton has concentrated his armies
north of Sedd-Ul-Bahr and is sweep
ing Turks back along peninsula by
successive, short rushes.
Each charge is preceded by terrific
bombardment of Turkish trenches by
Anglo-French battleships standing
inside strait and along shore of gulf
of Saros. Trench fighting is of most
Rome. Italy has informed triple
entente powers that she looks with
disfavor on occupation of Albanian
territory by Montenegrin forces.
Learned today that Italian govern
ment lodged protest with powers
against occupation of Albanian me
tropolis of Scutari by Montenegrin
In reply the triple entente assured
Italian foreign office that question of
Scutari and Albania would be defi
nitely solved at end of war.
Nish. Serbian forces invaded Aus
tria. caDturing village of Michars
kaada, 40 miles west of Belgrade. 185