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FRENCH CRUISER SUNK 374 OF
CREW LOSE LIVES
Paris. 374 lives lost when French
cruiser Admiral Charner was sunk off
Paris. Roumanians-, mobilization is
now complete. Carpathian and Da
nubian defenses finished.
London.-! Belief that Roumania is
drifting into war on side of allies was
strengthened by official dispatches
from Paris, reporting Roumanian
mobilization completed. Paris also
reported construction of Roumanian
works along Danube and on Hun
London. British cruiser Arethusa,
which has figured in some of most
thrilling English naval exploits of the
war, struck mine Off east coast
Rome. 6 persons killed by Aus
trian aeroplanes in raid on Milan last
Sofia Bulgarian troops occupied
Albanian city of FJbassan and are
moving westward to join Austrians in
cutting off Italian retreat from Du
razzo. Bulgarian vanguard now less than
20 miles from Austrian army ap
proaching Durazzo from country
west of Tiarana and forces are in
constant communication. By march
ing westward 33 miles to Adriatic
seacoast Bulgarians will complete en
velopment of Italian and Albanian
forces at Durazzo, unless they evac
uate and retreat to southward.
London. British steamer Spring
well sunk in Mediterranean while on
way from London to Calcutta. Crew
saved. British steamer Cedarwood
sunk. 2 of crew saved. Belgian
steamer Aduatiek, Antwerp, sunk. 2
of crew lost
Paris. Ministry of marine fears
for fate of cruiser Admiral Charner
patrolling Syrian coast
Hartlepool, Eng. 15 members of
Norwegian ship Alabama, sunk in
North Sea Thursday, landed here.
London. By battering blows south
of Sainte Marie, Germans are! mak
ing desperate efforts to drive wedge
in French line with object of bending
back whole French front in Cham
pagne. German smash has been success
ful Gains on French left wing more
than offset advance made by French
on their right, in fighting northwest
London. Claud Grahame-White
noted English aviator personally de
nied reports he had been seriously
wounded in France. White said he
had been in London for ten days.
BOND ISSUE BY TELEPHONE CO.
TO BE OPPOSED
Chicago Telephone Co. petition be
fore state utilities commission for
permit to issue $3,000,000 of bonds
will be opposed by the Public Owner
"This is only $1,000,000 lessHhan
the amount shaved off from the orig
inal price of the automatic phone sys
tem," said Morton L. Johnson of the
league executive committee today:
"Coming at this time and in these
figures.the bond issue is questionable.
A. R. Bone, commercial superintend
ent of ChL .TeL Co., in his petition,
says the money is needed for exten
sions and improvements. It may be
the company is putting in new con
struction to cost that much. If true,
it should be considered in connection
with the whole financial and con
struction situation of the company.
"Declaration should be exacted
from the company that it is not mak
ing any private payment to automatic
phone manipulators. The sale price
of the automatic as fixed by the ordi
nance to be voted on Feb. 21 is $2,
236,192. This is about $4,000,000 less
than the $6,300,000 which the Chi.
TeL Co. offered three years ago to
pay for the same automatic property.
"The ordinance says the Chi. Tel.
Co. can add $1,500,000 to its capital
account So we ask: Why add on
top of that a $3,000,000 bond issue?
The company's book-keeping record
is such that we want the full facta
about this bond issue."
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