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VOL. 51 NO. 53 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 1915 So ARHG&JE A r 0) I flTO W n i ' 1 EiLECTFIRKE Stamford Woman, Held for Manslaughter. In Connec tion WitK Death of Prom inent. Politician, Helps "V Counsel ln Opening Moves of Trial Eight . Jurors Accepted at Morning Ses--- sion. '''- Courtroom Thronged As T.Iuch-Postponed Trial Be- . -V " "VT ... . .T Tl TSS t rvtl . gins iUUUiia j.u juijjwjvf- ty of Talesmen Already ' Accepted I.Irs. Angle's ' Father By Her Side Dur ing Case and Assists Her Attorneys. -', ' ' "' r " " ' "' ' Mrs. Helen M." -Angle 'wait on- trial in the criminal side of., the superior court hero today - for manslavighter to connection with the death, on June 23. 3914, of Waldo R. Ballou a prominent .politician of Stamford, , . mniirvnrrns- -several Dostponement . -. . -n-haciri Tariff SI. TUStl tO-1 day, -When recess was taken for - lunch, 8 jurors had been selected and th. remaining onr were selected early in the afternoon. All the Jury (men are .middle-aged, most of them married and there is one civil war.vet- eraa inrthe-lox - ' " . Mrs. Angle sat directly behind ier counsel sou ht animation of.-Jurors. Beside her was fieri father, Leonard BlondeU a weal-, thy retired coal merchant, who has de clared that he wouldi exhaust' his for tune, if necessary, in tier defense.; Attired in ' a neat "tailored . .suit at Iblack, and wearing: . a. largre black hat trimmed -with a fluffy lavender plume. Mrs. Angle appeared a bit pale as she entered the -court . rooni on the arm of iier father. ' be bad Awaited the hour for court in the private office of Sher iff Volimer. ' 69a e had arrive! . at the court house early and spent '-, many minutes in studying- an Italian news paper which she found "on" "fcBe cr ierifTs -desfc -This newspaper" sh hel d in lie"" . There- was a big crowd in the court room- when Judge William H. Williams took the bench. - Among the spectators were many women. A dozen New York newspaper" correspondents and artists occupied one "of-the' larger ta- ft bles in "front of the bench- mings, assisted by former Secretary of State Albert Phillips prosecutor, for , Stamford,- conducted the stage's case. ' Judge " N. CV (Down b Stamford and Attorneys J. - B-r -.- KleinV. and v Stanley Finch were Mrs, Angle's counsel. -,-"In opening the trial, Judge Williams cautioned the ': newspapermen tto use "extreme? care"' in their reports of 'the trial and to confine their writings To facts""brought out in court. , . : Immediately atfer the calling of the . special-panel. Judge Williams excused , three .? talesmen-' summoned from . Da- rienv Greenwich and New Canaan. -.' - Irivthe" selection of a Jury, both sides presented, "questions as to whether the . fact that ::the prisoner was a : woman -would : influence the . ' Jurors. - Joseph Ferrarav- s. merchant of Bridgeport, was excused when he insisted that the . i sex of the prisoner undoubtedly ' would cause" him to hesitate ,ln. voting for a verdiot of "guilty.". During the morning session the state lused Ave peremptory challenges; the defense, four; and one Juror was ex- cased by the court for cause. "After the panel had been called, 37 Jurors responding, Judge Williams asked if there were - any ' talesmen 1 summoned, from Stamford.'- There was none.. judge Williams then ex cused, for the term, D.W. Lent, ' of Greenwich; John L Davenport, of New Canaan; and EL Sands Selleck of Darien. . - The . selection of a jury was 'then begun and . Attorney Klein conducted the examination of the jurors for the defense, and State's Attorney Cum mings for the prosecution. . ' . t j th.hu. yumtr, a reiirea marKetman living at 247. Bunnell street, Bridge port.' was called firsts To htm, as to the other jurors, Mr. (Summings put this question: . ,"Would the fact that the defendant ils a. woman, influence you In any way, were you accepted as a juror T" : Comer said this fact would not pre . ijudice him. lie said be had read of i the case, but had. formed no opinion. I Examined by Attorney Klein, Comer said he had discussed the case with, his family and was of the opinion that . ! "a crime had been committed." Judge IWilliams questioned the Juror briefly. Attorney Klein Challenged Comer for cause, and Judge Williams did ' not sustain the challenge. The defence , then excused Comer. Bruce H. Weller," a pattern-maker iof . Stratford, was called next." The fact that a woman was the defendant would not prejudice him, he said. He had formed no opinion of the case and thought he could make an impartial i or or. i , He was accepted." : by both I sides. .He is a tall angular man of - 160, grey-haired, " wears steel-rimmed spectacles and has the . bearing of a man rrainea in ine military. - W. B. H1U.. a farmer, of Ore,enfleld . Hill, was excused by1 the defense after i Judge Williams had refused Attorney JKJtein's challenge for cause.. ' Mr. Hill, under cross examination, told Attor ney Klein that he thought "a crime had been committed," though he maintained he had formed no opin ion of the case. Leonard A. Hawley, a grey -bearded veteran of. the Civil-war, was se lected as , juror No., 1. . . Hawley is et, farmer of Trumbull, and is 68 years old. He- had formed no ooinion of Continued os Page S. SIM: JHHM , No. 1 Brace II. Weller, pat- tern-maker, of Stratford. - No. 3 Leonard A. Hawley, far- mer,' of Trunibu.ll. v Np. 8 'Edward Egan, farmer, of' Newtown. , ,. . No'. 4. Wakeman D. Wheeler, farmer, of Easton. . w No. 5 James IS. Hartley, fac- tory foreman, of Bridgeport. Nof 6 John K. - Gault, -truck- man, of Westport. . ; No. 1 Michael P. Keating, far- mer, ot, Newtown. - ' No. 8 Mark M. Nagel, market- man, of Bridgeport. - . ' No. 8 Byron Eddy, " retired manufacturer, -of , Fairfield. No. lO Benjamin li. Toque, re- tired manufacturer, of Westport. ' No. " 1 1 John H. Cotoh, mason- contractor, of Fairfield.' . ""No.jl2 Harry A. Ijounsbury, a f armor of Redding.. - ' GIRL7 NEGLECTED LIKE VOGEL CHILD, 4S CRITICALLY ILL Following Operation From Adenoids, Child Is Found In Pitiable Plight : Another serious case resulting from the removal of adenoids from as.J.l years "old girl, similar in many respects to that of Annie Vogel, recently in vestigated , by Jthe coroner, : has been reported by the charities and health boards for investigation by the Con necticut Humane society t . The case -is that of Lizzie Wargo, residing with her parents,, .Mr.-, and Mrs. Joe Wargo, 461 Railroad avenue, wJio on February 7iTrasr-operated up on, at the emergency hospital, and, is alleged later to have been so neglected by her parents that mrection nas ex tended both outwards and inwards un til her. condition is- critical. , . ' Officials of the health, charities and state humane departments allege the grossest neglect upon the part 'of the parents, and have uncovered moral and hygienic conditions in the home that are amazing." It is further claim ed that upon-discovery of the -condition of the girl the authorities were refused admittance to the home that they might treat the girl. l ; liizzle sWargo was -brought to the emergency hospital by her parents on February -7, where under a physician and trained nurse the operation was performed. - The physician advised the mother; who said that-. she was not financially well off, to have the city doctor attend the case. Mrs. Wargo replied, "We do ' not want city , char ity." '.- -Several days a'go the case was re ported by the school nurse who had occasion to go to the house..- Inspec tor Dunbar was sent to view the house, which is in poor repair. , - He found the girl in;, bed with a running sore' ez-i tending, from the throat, and v far up the rcheek.- -There was not a chair in the house and but little clothing upon the backsj- of four children. , - The father and mother were both at -work and a fifteen year old boy .was -left ini the T home to care for sthe': sister, and lor a ooy oi years ana . two girls, aged 7 and 9. jf.-. ' Further Inquiry showed that the en tire family slept in two rooms '-father, mother - and the 11 year old girl in one, .and; the four others in. one bed in an. adjoining room. LA&zie had bad nd . treatment by a physician since her operation, the only remedy for the advancing infection being poultice ap plications by the. Inexperienced boy who' -made them externally when he had, opportunity from the housework he was . supposed t to dp. - The other children were kept in the house that he. might better watch them. " , The .health . department' at once re ported conditions, to the Connecticut Humane society : and Agent W. H Bishop,:. Jr.,", was detailed ; to investi gate. Together with Inspector Dun bar they visited ' the premises and when seeking admittance wera barred by Mrs. Wargo who shut the door in their faces With the - remark, "Tqo many persons are racing to the house. : v'',:. Ir. Schulz today "-reported "that the case needed hospital treatment at once and y ordered her transferred to Bridgeport hospital. He diagnosed the ease as one of cervical Adenitis and said that he hoped with the aid of ttie hospital autnorities to save her life. TRAINMEN CALLED AS WITNESSES IN $10,000 LAWSUIT Employee of the New Haven rail road were the principal witnesses called this morning in the civil : su perior court when the $10,000 . suit brought- by Edwin A. Beers of West port -against the railroad . company was resumed before Judge? "Webb and a .jury. . " Edward ; W. Hall, a freight ferake oian, testified that on "March 26, 1914, when Beers was thrown from a freight car he was unloading the wit ness notified the men in ' the wagon standing -toy the car to move. He told them the switch engine was about to; strike the car. The wit ness didn't see Beers and didn't know he was in the car. , THIEVES CAUSE OF MYSTERIOUS LIGUORI DEATH Coroner Phelan Solves Puz zle Attending Stamford r Railroad Fatality REMOVAL OP BONDS DIVERTED CURRENT The Deadly Shock Passed Through Passenger As Re ' suit of Disarrangement, Vandals who loosened the , copper rail bonds on- the Goenbrook section of the New Haven Railroad system with the' intent to seal them and sell them; were the cause of the death of Edmun Xdguori, . aged 34, who was Itilled .January 12, when an electric current passed ; through his body after' he took hold of a railroad train "grab-iron," to -board : the car. according to ; the finding of Corona J. J. Phelan, made this morning. - - Several weeks' ,! investigation with expert testimony has caused Coroner Phelan to "arrive at the conclusion that intended theft of copper 'bonds Is indirectly responsible for th eas tounding and tragic death of Liguorl, who was killed instantly ; as , he at tempted to board a train at the.GIen- b-rook railroad "station. According to the finding,, the loos ening of the fastenings caused an electric current, to be diverted '.either into the railroad ; station platform or the metal in the car., i i Ooroner Phelan makes ' -the .an. nouncemenc in his 1 report . that acci dents similar to that will be avoided in the future, .because of an Vaerial safety device that has been installed by the railroad. '- The coroner's finding follows: .. , . (Continued on Page 4.) iEAUTIFU VIGTIffl . OF QILADEtPHIA'' TRAGEDY HAD REMMKABLE.tCAREER Scores of Men Numbered Among: Admirers of Musical Comedy Actress ) Who Until. Re cently Lived in Bridgeport and Water oury Exercised Strange Fascination Over Admir- ers. ' ' .' v ; - A pine box containing ' a body marked merely with "No. 139, is on the way .this afternon to Waterbury from Philadelphia, In Waterbury, at 6 , Glen street, ; Franklin H. Potter, aged 80, a Civil .war veteran and his aged wife, parents of the girl whose body Js consigned to their home, are stricken and in danger of succumbing from grief. They are being comfort ed by her husband, Harry G. Hall, a tailoring establishment, employe, .him self nearly prostrated -and in feeble health..; - - , They are the relatives of Edna Pot ter Hall, whose body was found Mon day night in the , Windsor hotel, Phil adelphia, where she was shot to death and Charles St. ' ClaCTr, a lover, killed himself in the same room. In this ,clty, in Philadelphia and in Waterbury today a tale of a marvelous influence over men and a deadly in fatuation that followed in her wake, was pieced together.1 At the same time it became known' that a proph ecy, made Edna Potter 15 years ago by a sopthsayer, whose words she be lieved with implicit faith, has been vindicated and thef ortune teller's as sertion: .'"Tou will have ill" luck in love affairs," has been, borne out by the strange end of. the girl and one of her lovers. . -. ' ,: ' ... Fo"ur years ago exactly, from ' the day of her death, Edna Potter, a hand some, attractive; fashionably dressed and winning girl, gave up her posi tion -as assistant forewoman in. the brassiere department , of , Warner Brothers factory in Bridgeport .. She passed out of the minds of her, fellow employes then but today her memory was recalled with vividness. ; Edna Potter lived in this city three months, part of which she spent board ing at 801 Main street, with the family of Bernard H, ekelly, in the apart metns over the office of the Bridgeport Gas Light company. She had trouble there, that was among the first of ad ventures rivalling those of De Mau passant's heroines, caused . by a fatal attraction she had for men. - -. : : Edna was the daughter of a respect able and well known family in the South End of-Waterbury- She received a common school education and at the age of 18 years she became attracted to the stage. Girlhood sweethearts monopolized her . attention and of these, Harry Hall,- an insurance man and Hubert Nickerson, a composer, were among the most ardent. , She left home at 18, however, for tfte stage and spent many months traveling dn a .musical comedy troup. She was the idol of her parents, made doubly so .by : the grief that had nearly -broken- their hearts when a son, William, ' ran away from home after deserting a wife. Her, . act caused 'them further "grief; . When she returned to Waterbury. Nickerson was an importunate lover and she agreed to marry him. They were married in Boston and they joined a musical comedy show. While traveling in Canada, Hall, still infatuated, wrote letters continuous ly to Mrs. Nickerson and so frequent did they become that her" husband I became jealous. . They - quarreled SUFFRAGISTS SW00PD0WN ON HARTFORD Hosts of Advocates of Equal Suffrage In House Cham ber for Hearing-ABridge-porti Women Prominent. Miss DeForest Lead Bridge port Anti's Mrs. Hep burn Marshals Many Ad vocates of Votes for Women. , X (Special to The Farmer) , Hartford, March 8 The "Votes for Women" army swooped down on the capitol ,- this afternoon. -- In the House chamber, the hosts of equal suffrage' were marshalled for a hear ing on . a proposed -constitutional amendment that would eliminate the word 'male" from that section rela tive to qualif icatioms of voters. The House, chamber was- crowded with ; spectators and speakers. . Mrs. Thomas N. Hepburri marshalled the suffrage forces and conducted their side of the hearing. In the 'audience was a Bridgeport delegation consisting of Mrs.. Samuel C. Shaw, whose husband Introduced the proposed amendment; . , Louisa Gould, Mrs. W. E. Seeley, Mrs. Frank Seeley, Mrs. J. G. JCingsbury; Mrs. H. L. Ijewis, Mrs. S. T. Davis and Mrs. Benjamin Hart. f . An anti-suffrage delegation from Bridgeport headed by Miss Marion DeForest, helped swell .the group- of spectators. .(. . 'K ' (Continued on Page 8) American Steel & Wire Co., ad vanced the price of galvanized wire products to $2 a ton. and left the show. - , - Separation followed and Edna Potter came to Bridgeport, well dressed but without any money. Shft sought . in vain for a theatrical Job and finally was . forced to take any thing she could get - At Warner's factory, she applied for a position and on the strength of the tale she told, she was given a position 'and found to be a good workwoman. (Continued on Page Two) - IVES GIRL'S DEATH MAY HOT HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY SUICIDE Coroner J. J. "Phelan Tield a. hear ing yesterday afternoon on the death of Minnie Ives, who was) found dead in a a gas-filled room early this week and he ' had made his finding that it was an accidental death. According to the finding, there was defect in the connection between the gas stove and the gas. burner. In the room and , gas escaped., Whether it was caused by a defect or by the acci dental act of the woman, could not be determined. . . ' Frank.- Baird, a chauffeur, testified that he was engaged for marriage to the. girl and he intended to be wedded soon. : He said he knew nothing to "cause her to kill herslf . IIIDICTMEIITS III DYNAMITERS' CASE New Xork, March S. The grand jury today, began to consider the cases of Frank Abarno and Charles Carbone, accused of plotting a dynamite war against " churches and men of ..wealth who were arrested yesterday after the police had " foiled an attempt to ex plode two bombs in St. Patrick's ca thedral. The district attorney said he would ask for the indictment, of the men under- a section of the penal law providing a maximum penalty of :25 years in the penitentiary should they be convicted. Emillo Poligani, ' the young detective who under the name of Frank Baldo, it is alleged, was" taken into the confi dence of the anarchists, was the prin cipal . witness summoned to appear be fore the grand Jury. The connecting links in his story were to be supplied' by. other - - detectives , and the two bombs. ; . . . .- r ' - Within two hours after the Jury went into : session indictments were handed down against Abarno and -Car- bone charging them with placing a lighted bomb in a public place in vio lation of a section of the penal code. President Wilson stated definitely that he had abandoned plans for an extra session of the. Senate. RUSH OF WORK MARKS END OF 63RD CONGRESS Deadlock Over Rural Credit Amendments and Rail way Mail Pay 7 SHIP BILL MUST GO TO NEXT CONGRESS Vice President Called From Bed to Help Senate Find a Quorum Washington, Mar. 3 The ' 63rd Congress swung into the last. 24 hours of its life today confronted with a mass and jumble of work which must be done before noon tomorrow., Both House and Senate will . be in . virtu ally continuous session until adjourn ment. One" by one the accumulation of bills and resolutions was disposed of and sent to the White House for President Wilson's, signature, but the closing - hours . were not i , without threats of failure for some measures. Today House and Senate conferees were deadlocked over the rural cred it 'amendments to the agricultural appropriation bill; there was likewise a deadlock over the railway mail pay provisions in the post office bill. Ul timata to -" abandon the disputed points or let the bills fail . were ex changed between the contending sides, r No differences appeared in the other large bills which were not sure to be, composed. .. ; .-' ''-.,.- -.: - The Senate spent the first hours of the- day's session on the confer ence report on the naval bill, debat ing the abolition of- the plucking board, but finally accepted it. ; , The HouSo agreed to the confer ence . report on the legislative, exe cutive and judicial appropriation bill, accepting the Senate's provision : to pay mileage as usual for traveling) ex penses of congressmen, and then toqk up -the river and .harbor bill on the question of agreeing with the Sen ate's -amendments. Meanwhile . disputed points in the army, Indian, general deficiency and other appropriation 'bills were taken up iri conference committees. They expected the ship biQ, the Philippine c bill" and other ' measures would have to - go, over for the next congress. :i ' senators toot, surton, ssmoot ana Lodge, who led, the Kepitblican op position to the ship bill, arranged to watch,; the closing hours of the Sen ate to meet any attempt to pass the bill when the opposition was not watchful. : ', i ' It was nearly 7 o'clock This morn ing when- the Senate took a recess until 11 a. m., the night having ' been spent in a struggle over the $11,200, 000 ' Indian, appropriation ;. bill and scores of (nominations, . including President Wilson's trade commission appointments.- The Indian, bill was passed , without a record .vote. The House .was in recess until - 10:30 o'clock, waiting, for the ' Senate to catch up . with the rush of business. Conferees : meanwhile ;- labored to settle differences or induce tneir re spective' houses to- agree to compro mise -on the big appropriation bills. There remained to be approved con f erences reports on, the agricultural, army, diplomatic, navy, legislative, post office and general deficiency bills. The administration ship pur chase bill was to be brought . before the House again for conference. , The Senate dropped the Indian bill for a time about midnight to, take up nominations. When it came to the federal trade commission, l-tepub- licans sprang a surprise by withdraw ing their opposition to Will H. Parry, of Seattle, Wash., ; Progressive Re publican, and fought only the nom ihation of George Rublee, of New Hampshire, a Progressive. Parry, with the three Democratic, members, were confirmed. ' , The Democrats are Joseph P.- Davies, of - Wisconsin; W. Edward "M. Hurley, of Illinois; and W. J. Harris, of Georgia. A long list of consular officers and postmasters was confirmed. : . . The Indian bill as passed retained the provision for the $200 per cap ita distribution to the Clfoctaws' and carried an amendment in - behalf of Mississippi Choctaws authorizing the secretary of the interior to reconsid er records in his office" of rejected applicants for places on the rolls of the Five Civilized Tribes-: After passing the Indian Bill the Senate took up and passed the sub stitute river and harbor bill appro priating $25,000,000 and providing for the diversion of an unexDended balance of $5,000,000, all to be spent under the direction of the Secretary of War and Board of Engineers,' was passed by the Senate early today. Provision is made in the bill for a re-survey on many projects . hereto fore authorized which have been been stumbling blocks to a success ful bill for two sessions. The Senate at 6:37 o'clock recessed until -1 1- o clock. , It "wasy only by taking the unpre cedented step of arousing the Vice President and requesting his . attend ance that a quorum was able to pass the river and harbor bill. Shortly af ter 4 o'clock Senator Oliver raised the point of no quorum in order to get full consideration for an amendment-authorizing a new dam in the Pittsburgh harbor. , Only 46 Senators could be found. two more were needed to make a quorum. ; A motion was made and carried- for the issuance of warrants for the arrest of the absentees. -,. Senator Bryan, temporarily in the chair, declined to sign the warrants on the ground that they could be -signed only by the, Vice-President or the president pro-tempore, Senator Clarke. " '..-. A motion by Senator Stone that the Vice-President be requested to attend was carried and the Vice-President was roused from his bed about 5 o'clock. Just before he arrived, how ever, Senators Nelson, Page, and Dillingham reported and made a quorum. The .Vice-President resum ed the chair. SIM MYM Summary OF 'I'H f. WarNews A Russian victory of Import ance in the war - with Turkey is made known n a dispatch from TifllSi Transcaucasia. A Rus sian army advanced from Batum, , on the Black Sea, into Turkish ' ' territory, cut off ' the Turkish army's communications to Con stantinople and isolated large districts of ' Turkish territory. The Turkish troops opposed the advancing army stubbornly, but the Russians, ' who had the as sistance of warships, are said to have driven them, back step toy v step. "-. ?: -', t ; Russia's campaign in the north has developed no new fea tures, i Although Petrograd says that the Russians are , ev erywhere on the v off ensive, this, 'movement apparently. Is not pressed with.., vigor, except in a few : districts. Today's .report from the German War . Office says that several attempts of the . Russians to advance were re pelled., , 7 ' Active operations in France are- still confined - principally to the strip of . the front ' in the v Champagne region.' The French War Office announces that a long stretch of , German first line - positions is now under Control of the Allies,, but the Berlin mili tary chiefs repeat their assertion that the French have been re pulsed and compelled to retire to their own " positions. -" At one point in the Vosges, Berlin an nounces, the Germans m have made - an advance of five miles ' in the last few days. The Montenegrin minister in London was advised that an - Austrian squadron had bom barded the Montenegrin port of Antivari, Inflicting considerable damage. An Austro -German submarine squadron composed of six sub ' marines . and several torpedo boats has left the Austrian naval base of Pola, on the Adriatic, presumably , to strike at the An . glo-French fleet at the Darda nelles. , Athens dispatches say that nine battleships of the Al- : " lied 'fleet have advanced to the narrowest part of the, -Dardanelles," bombarding 1 Turkish f or , tifications and troops and land ing 'a force -which scattered a Turkish garrison. It is proba ble, however, that these . dis patches refer to operations on Monday, before the attack on the. ' .Dardanelles was interrupted by a storm, as was announced by the , British Admiralty. Italy continues military pre- - parationss, having taken up in . Parliament legislation for , in creasing the strength of . the army; The minister of war an nounced ' that all classes were ' "asking to enter the army. A German correspondent, on the Gallcian front telegraphs to ; Berlin that " the (.Russians have not won a single complete ,suc L cess In their efforts to regain , their lost positions on the crest of the Carpathians. - Heavy .flighting continues in the snow, the Russians making desperate, efforts to ward off the danger of an encircling movement. , German opinion, as reflected in the Berlin press, is divided In regard to the American note to Germany . and . Great Britain. Some newspapers share the view , of the government that the note Is an indication of the disinter ested friendliness of the United., States. , Other commentors, ' ' however, suggest that the 'note was inspired toy regard for Amer ican business interests. . . Official VIEWS OF World's War FRENCH Paris, March 3 The official com munlcaUon from the War Office this afternoon follows: "There Is nothing of importance to add to last night's communication. In Champagne we hold the entire " first line of .German trenches from a point northwest of Perthes to north of Beausejour, and at several points' we have progressed beyond this line. - "The progress at various points which was reported yesterday is con firmed. This progress- has been maintained everywhere. v "There has been cannonading in the Argonne. "On the rest of the front there is nothing to report." GERMAN Berlin, March 3 By .Wireless to Sayville, D. I.) The statement on the progress of the fighting given out hy the German ' war office today reads as follows: "Near St-Eloi, to the south of Tpres, the attack yesterday of two English companies " on our lines was repulsed after violent hand to hand fighting. At a point near Feronne a French air craft came down on ac count of motor trouble, and the two men on board were taken prisoner. "The French attacks, in the Cham pagne district haye been without any degree of success. The French troops have been once again driven Continued on Page 2. Mil CJ Five Vessels Open Fire Old Montenegrin Port and De-j stroy Valuable Stores 4 One Civilian Fleet's Guns Her TTw tf-o""8 Fire of Allied Fleet On Bam danelles Forts Continues Exodus Said to Hav Begun From Constantino ple Bitter, ' Dissension Splits Young Turks. London, March 3 -Austrian warships ' have been bombard ing Antivari1, the seaport of Montenegro, and have inflicted considerable "damage. . This information is contain ed in a dispatch received today by the Montengrin consul gen eral in London. The message. which comes from Getting, reads as follows: ' ' "Tuesday morning five Aus trian warships entered the port of Antivari and bombarded the town and port. They destroy ed a quantity of valuabe stores, sank the royal yacht, which was, at anchor, and .killed one civilian." " . Paris, March 8. The bombardment j of the Dardanelles forts was resumed yesterday, says an Athens despatch to the Matin, when an allied fleet steam ed Into the straits. Four battleships are reported to have bombarded the position of the Turkish army , along the gulf of Saros which is separated - by the Dardanelles by the Gallipoll. The funds and- books of the Ottoman bank and the German bank, -it is said. nave been taken from Constantinople. The Figaro says: v ' . "Information from reliable sources Is to the effect that Tur key now realizes the situation is becoming critical. Defense are being thrown up hastily at dif- ferent points. along the coast of Asia-IiJEinor; Troops from the villayets of Smyrna . are ' being " rushed to the Dardanelles region. Desertions are numerous. Pla cards are said to have been posted in Constantinople proclaiming -tbe Young Turk leaders traitors. Bit ter dissensions are said to have arisen among the (Turkish lead . ers." ,'.'.". -. - . AUSTRO-GERMAN FLEET . OF SUBMARINES OFF FOR THE DARDANEL1F? Geneva March 3. --A fleet consist ing of six Austro-German submarines, accompanied by several torpedo boats I and torpedo boat destroyers, left Pola, the Austrian naval base, at dawn yes terday for the Dardanelles, according to the Telegram, which bases its re port on what it characterizes as inf or mation received from a reliable source from Trieste by way of Innesbruck. The fleet is said to Rave been last re ported off Corfu. ' WASHINGTON IS ENCOURAGED AT DEVELOPMENTS Washington, March 3 Administra tion officials were manifestly encour aged today by the "unofficial, accounts of the German notelj While unofficial reports from London on Great Brit ain's attitude on the same subject have so far been indefinite, officials here take the view- that the German note may have some influence, on it. They hold to the view that the position of the United States is absolutely in ac cord with International law,- although thev realize that Great - Britain has taken a very advanced -stand in her latest note. Representative Metz, who is in communication -. with users , of dye stuffs in the United States, said at the White House today that there was practically no supply of dye stuffs on hand in the United States at present and only, a-few days' supply in pros pect. American textile mills are prac tically dependent on German dye stuffs. . BRITISH STEAMER WITH BELGIAI! SUPPLIES ASHORE Norfolk,, March 3. The British steamer St. Helena, carrying supplies from Charleston, S. C-. to Rotterdam, for Belgian relief, is ashore off Curri tuck life saving station on the North Carolina coast, according - to advices here today. - . r The St. Helena, a vessel of 2,708 tons, left Charleston February 28. Her cargo, consisting of 7,000 tons of food and clothing, is the gift of citizens of South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. . - DR. MARTIN IMPROVIXG. Dr. Thomas F. Martin who recently suffered a stroke of apoplexy is recov ering at his home, 285 Golden Hill street and is now able to ssit up.