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SUNDAY EVENI EDITION Weather Forecast: Fair Tonight and Monday NUMBER 8459. WASHINGTON, SUNDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 28, 1915. PRICE ONE CENT. BROKER KILLS SELF IN BATH, HAD WORRIED OVER FINANCES Aquilla Reese Yeakle, Real Es tate Operator, Found Un conscious in Water in Base ment of Home. Discovered by Wife and Daugh ter, Who Summon Physician and Emergency Ambulance, But to No Avail. Aquilla Reese Yeakle, u real estate operator of 3135 Highland place, Cleveland Park, drowned himself in the servants' bath in the basement of his home this morn ing. Mr. Yeakle was found in the overflowing bathtub with his head beneath the water by his wife and daughter, Miss Marie Yeakle, shortly after 8 o'clock. Dr. William Earl Clark was summoned by telephone, and he tried restorative measures, while the ambulance from Emergency Hospital also was called. It was I found Mr. Yeakle was dead. For several weeks, Mr. Yeakle, who was known throughout Cleve land Park for his cheery disposi tion, had been despondent, and for some time he had been suffering from melancholia. DUE TO REVERSES. The condition was brought about, it Is stated, by financial worries.- He had Last night Mr. reake retired as and his daughter. iind daughter heard him go to the cellar usual, and was, apparently, a little more bouyant than during the day. He lose earlv this morning, and his wife and daughter heard him go to the caller and "fix" the furnace. This was a reg ular Sunday morning chore, and they thought nothing of It. When he did not return for some time, however. Mrs. Yeakle and Miss Yeakle went to the basement to Investigate. Mr. Yeakle was not In the furnace room. They heard the slosh of the overrun nine tub In the basement bath and call ed to Mr. Yeakle. He did not answer. They tried the door and found It locked. The door was forced, and Mr. Yeakle was found in the tub, dressed as he had left the bed room. He was unconscious, avd a hurrv call was sent for Dr. Clark, who lives In Cleveland Park. Dr. Clark reached the house In a short time, but could not revive Mr. Yeakle. Wife Is Prostrated. Mrs. Ycaklo is in ft serious nervous condition from the shock, and Is under, rare of Dr. Clark, as Is also Miss Yeakle. Friends of the family and neighbors had noted for some time the change In Mr. Yeakle, and had unused his good cheer. Mr. Yeakle was sixty-six years old, and, apparently, in good health, except for his mental depression. He is sur vived by his wive and daughter, and a brother In Frederick, Md. The family came to Washington trom Frederick six years ago, and Mr Yeakle had been active in realtv operations In the fash ionable suburbs of Washington. He es tablished his home In Cleveland Park toon after coming here. Arrangements for the funeral have not been made. Coroner Nevitt gave a certificate of buicide. Bicycle-Chain Breaks, Knocks Boy Unconscious Charles C. Gullfcrd, nineteen years old, of 312 Third street northeast. was knocked unconscious In a fall from his bicycle at Sixteenth and Florida avenue northwest, this morning, Guilford was coasting down Six teenth street when the chain on his blcvcle broke, tangled in the rear huh and stopped tho machine short, throwing htm forward on his head. He was taken to Frccdman's Hospi tal. Beer May Be Banned by Harvard Next Thursday CAMBRIDGE Mass.. Fob. 23 - Har vard's undetgr iduates are advertising a big gathering nrxt Thuisdav, when the question whether beer hnll be served at class functions will be debuted In a forum, followed bv a vote, after the lesslon. to seme the opinion of the gathering. Discussion for several mouths has been rampant at Mutvird as to the ad visability of seniig beer at the smok ers and frnsts an ' some students de mand even tho uho'.iMou of clguictscs Baltimore & Ohio to Nmv York. iulckeft to down'!)' n, convenient to up town. All sUel trains. AdvU Lid Goes on Tight In New York City Report That Excise Deputies Are in Town Closes Even AH j Side Doors. NEW YORK. Feb. very dry today. It 28. This city Ih will so, continue until the legal hour for reopening aa-1 loona tomorrow. Promptly at midnight lights went out In every Baloon and aide doors were securely locked. The reason was a report that 250 of' the 275 deputy excise members In the State were to be on duty here and in Brooklyn. E OF WIFE Bf POLICE Frank E. Ward, Father of New Born Baby, Faces Bigamy Charge Here. Tom away from the bedside of his wife who had Just borne him a son In a Minneapolis hospital, Frank F. Word was brought to Washington today by Headquarter Detective O'Brien and locked up In the First precinct police station on the charge of bigamy, brought by Margaret May Smoke, of Niagara Falls, Ont. The second Mrs. Ward was left alone In the Minneapolis hospital, rar trom ill her friends. She was married to Ward In Washington In June, 1913, and several months later they went to De troit and from there to Minneapolis. She was Miss Anna M. Milne, of 915 U street northwest. Ward does not admit that he was twice married, but he has been Indicted by the grand Jury on the, showing made by Margaret .May Smoke, or Ward, of Niagara Falls, which also Is Ward's home. Ward will be turned over to tho United States marshal at 9'o'clock to morrow morning. E Senators Visit Places Alleged at Inquiry to Be Operating Without Legal Authority. Washington saloons, charged with witnesses before the Senate committee Investigating the conduct of the Dis trict Excise Board as operating without legal authority, were .Inspected today by four of the five members of the committee, accompanied by Andrew Wilson, president, and Albert E. Shoe maker, attorney, of the Anti-Saloon League. Senator Dillingham acompanled the committee on Its tour through several portions of the so-called resident dis tricts wherein wholesale houses ar located and visited some of the alleys that were said by the Anti-Saloon League to be Inhabited, and, therefore, prohibited territory. Senator Hughes, who thus far has attended no public meetings of the committee, was absent. Distances Are Examined. Minute attention was given by Chairman Sheppard and Senators Jones and Thompson to distances between saloons and churches, schools and col leges, mentlned In the testimony. The method employed by the Excise Board In measurements, together wlh what the committee terms Is the "shortest ot travel," were followed In remeasurln'g the distances In several cases. Tho presence of parking and fences In the vicinity of the entrances to other saloons, alleged by witnesses to have been constructed lor the purpose of lengthening the "shortest course ot trael," were carefully scrutinized by the committee. The Excise Board will meet tonight to begin the task of going over all the testimony In the hearing with a view to replying. The rebuttal evidence will be in wrtting. The committee will sit at 10:) o'clock tomorrow morning to hear persons who desire to be heard, either In defense or the Excise Board or tor any other pur pose. A full report Is expected to be completed and submitted to the Senate by the commute betore adjournment Thursday. ST, J. W. Padgett Says Coolred Man Stole $21 From Him Late Last Night. J W. Paditett, sr of 4.W H street northwest, reports to tho police today that, he was held up at the point of pis tols by three colored men lust nicht In Hourth s-treot, between O and 11 streets and robbed of a poi kethoit; containing $.'l. twehe car tickets, two phutogruphH, land an Identification card lie said he wi s wnlkiiiK along Fourth strett when tht tluee men walked tip u ad told lilm to hold un h' hands. Two of them covciod while tht tlilr.l tearrlieii liii pott lie suld th.it all three men wete dietseil In d.uk ilntln' niul won Hlouch hats. f(in of th( men with a gun had i de tormrd right hHiid lie could not glvu a more detailed description. TORN FROM BEDSID SALOON PROBERS M INSPECTION THREE BAND TS ROB I T SIEGLER STORY IS T. BERNSTORFF German Ambassador Issues Statement Declaring That Charges Against Boy-Ed Are Too Fantastic to Discuss. Has Communicated All Main Facts of Case to State De partment, He SaysMatter Now Up to Courts. Charges of Richard P. Stegler against German Naval Attache Boy-Ed are characteried as "an at tempt at blackmail which failed," in a statement made by Count Von Bernstorff, the German ambassa dor. Ambassador Von Bernstroff de clared he had communicated to t'ie State Department all the main facts of the Stegler charges as far as Naval Attache Boy-Ed is con cerned. Ambassador Bernstorff, in dis cussing the Stegler charges today said : "I must refrain from dealing in any detail with, all the false state ments and fantastic alegations as StegW and his wife which are mul tiplying from day to day and arc of a pathological character. ".UP TO THE PUBLIC." "There may be other motives in ques tion, but in any case the whole matter looks very much like an attempt at blackmail that failed. "It Is up to the Judges and public opinion to form their own Judgment of the reliability of Stegler." n.rV, ;., ""', ''X:Z ' J V -J "w. 1 I w, ..i v.c.tB- " wumuiiiib juihtu imn porih irom me estate ijeparimcnt. cc clared that he had been aided by Naval Attache Boy-Ed, and that he had been, employed by IJoy-Ed as a spy for serV" Ico In England. Editor of a Pro-German Paper Is Drawn Into the Boy-Ed Passport Scandal NEW YORK. Feb. 2S. George Syl vester Vlcreck. editor of the Fatherland and ono of the leading German-Amerl can agitators in this country, now Is involved In the scandal resulting from the confession of Richard Peter Stegler, who accusses Capt K. Boy-Ed, the German naval attaches, of sending him to England as a spy. In a statement Issued 'from the Tombs, where he Is held on the charge of obtaining u State Department pass port by Illegal means, Stegler declares that Vlereck. gave him the name of an other German-American, a noted au thor, who might be of assistance to him In his quest of the paper which would start him safely to England. "I wouldn't have brought him Into the case." Stegler told his counsel, Charles H. Grlfllths, "If It hadn'a been for that statement on Friday." Repulsed Him. When telling of Stegler's visit on Fri day, Vlereck declared that he had re pulsed him with indignation. Stegler said that he visited the man who was mentioned by Vlereck. and was encouraged greatly by the recep tion he received, but before this third man could produce the passport, Stegler asserted, he put through his deal in Hoboken, using Richard Madden's birth certificate to get the necessary creden tials. Vlnreck's statement in reply to this accusation by the prisoner contrasted strongly with the explanation ho gave on Friday. On that occasion tho editor had said nothing about senaing sicgier to a i third person. L,ast nignt Vlereck ad mitted he had passed the prisoner on to another German, a writer. "This man has been helping tho German reservists," said Vlereck, "and so I suggested to Stegler that he visit (Continued on Second Page.) Mme. Caillaux Saves Husband in Fight PARIS Feb. 28. According to the P garo, M. Caillaux got Into trouble In I.bbon recently on nis return troni a BLACKMAIL km AY government mission to wraau. tiioi iiewspapei say the hotel wan filled wlthl ...,... iifMI C j fashionable folks on Sunday when .U.Uermany Will Spend :imiI Mme. Caillaux weie going lo Uiei n ran nnn nnn r restaurant. ( $2,500,000,000 on War "Several oung persons, says the ' ' riguro, "stared at Hum Cnillaus , i-i . . . winced toward Comic Rurnay. and de- BRUUN', Feb. iS.-The federal coun- niuuded why be stared, at the same I -.e offering Ills' cat d Rmnay ref'ised he euro, nn.uim nun m- woum not ,.. i. .. in. iisKiitfaiiix uner. iirinn i -..iii.n.v i, ii.. I: him Itiirimi leturneil the lil.iu ,md Mme Caillaux" t.e,-iuated Hie t wo lifter Caillaux hud been roughtly handled. ' DARDANELLESCENTER OF WAR i r "w inn 1. 1 i i wWIKMiBIBBBBnMJMiB "-vur V2M& 'h'(, "wH JiB3HM9MW 'Hc?llOTBHfl9BflHHflHHBHH i''" vB--"f'' 'JL.i" iiH wA. TjjHi iHPfrr iiuiu nnooro orri mmmmmmi WOMAN'S ASSAILANT B9H jfls. -Mir ' Towns Near Chicago Ornanize Bands When Colored Man Chokes Aged Woman. CHICAGO. Ken. 28. Two man hunts are on In the Fox river valley today. The latest murder vtatlm Is Mrs. ' Trances E. Schwartz, seventy-five years old, who was attacked, then choked to death by Jess Williams, a colored porter rhe employed In her home near Wheaton. After throwing Mrs. Schwartz into a clothes closet, with a rope twisted around her neck. Williams lied to Aurora, where search has been made two davs for the slayer of Emma Peter son There he vanished. The Peterson girl was hit over the head with a ploco of lead p'pe, and her skull crushed by an unknown assailant Thursday night. citizens and detectives of all the suburban towns between Lombard, Au rora, and Elgin have been aroused to a point that bodes HI for either as nnilunt nhould he be caucht. Posses are scouring the territory In the hope Ul luvamih wii. .,,. .m ..... The Peterson girl is now nenevca 10 i have been the victim of a Jealous ad mlrer. Yesterday it was learned she was secretly married several weeks ago. The name of her husband Is as yet unknown. E TO KEEP OFF NACO Maytorena's Troops Must Not Menace Frontier Town, Re garded as Neutral Territory. General Villa has wired Governor Maytorena of Sonora. Mexico, that un der no circumstances must he occupy or menace the frontier town of Naco. which under an agreement suggested by Gen. Hugh L. Scott, army chief of taff, was to be regarded as neutral territory. Telegraphic advices received today by Enrique L. Llorentc, confidential agent of the convention government here. I from General Villa at Aguaocaltentes, explain that these orders were sent be cause of unofficial information reaching Villa that some of Maytorena's troops were operating In the vicinity of Naco. No word was received at the State Department or Villa or Carranza agencies concerning the battle at Mon terey, which was scheduled to begin today. Gen. Pablo Gonzale.-., commanding Carranr.a forces said to number 23.000. Is reporUd to have served notice on Gen eral Angeles. Vllllht.t chief defending Monterey with 20.000 troops, that he would begin an attack at noon today. The Monterey engagement. t Is ex- I pected, will be one of the heaviest of tho nresent revolution. ell has ndopted the preliminary budget Phtlnuites. Including 13,r.l2,0OOOOO marks ,,, .,.,...., , ,.rrvliii- nn v. ... .?.- 'w-,,-f"VV1' for '"tWig on the war. 'Pro es'llllllte ot urd inry expenditure Is . u :'.:' hoO.iii) marks (Jx.tO.TM.iini). 'AhiMift all of the amount to be de- voted to the war will be raised by loam. I I lift GIV ORDER jmmsmmmmsr v jsmm wwm HElABS'ftODMU KMj;niffli IAL i Dictrirt Federation to Form Nucleus of $350,000 Fund to Be Raised. The District Federation of Women's Clubs has taken Uie lead in the move ment to erect a memorial to Mis. Woodrow Wilson In tho form of a block of model tenement houses, and a per capita assessment will probably be made to form the neuclus of the $330,000 fund. Such action was foreshadowed at the monthly meeting of the federation at the Raleigh laHt night, at which -Mrs. Ellis Logan, president, presided. Two meetings were held yesterday un der the auspices of the federation, at each of which Mrs. Aiohlbald Hopkins, president of the Washington htanrh of the woman's welfare department of the National Civic Federation, outlined tin plans for the memorial building. While the Washington women are ex pected to do a large part In electing the memorial, thev will not beat the en tiro burden of work, for clubwomen through the country will be asked to parttc Hungry Venus Offers Her Corpse for Sale DENVER, Feb. SS. A poverty stricken Venus has offered her body for sain to tho University of Colorado for dissect ing puipoes She Is willing that science hav her corpse after she Is dead, if science will provide her with money wheiewlth to buv food anil Keep alive lor tne present The girl, whose Identity Ib kept secret by the university, wrote to "The Dean of the Faculty" as follows: "I am a joung woman in god health and have a perfect phslo.ue, but I am up agilnst It nmUnecd money to buv food. 1 have heard thut medical si hools buv bodies for use in dissecting, and I hope you will buy mine. Please offer me us much as you can " Her offer was turned down. President and Daughter Attend Church Services Fre Ident Wilson attended services at Central Prosliyterlnn Church todav, nccompnnied bv IiIr daughter Miss Margaret llson, and his coulns, Miss Helen Woodrow Rones and Mrs. Rrower Italtimore & Ohio All Steel Train No eiiin"e u ems via the slim tost ionic to V tisbiiigh Cleveland, Chicago (In- cinnaU, Louisville and bt. Luuls. AUU. CLUBMEN LEAD N MM CAMPAIGN boe European Hid'- of Ihc Bos phoiti oiit.Hncr to the Hellespont looking toward Constantinople, ticlow Map, showing Dardanelles through which allies are trying to reach Turkish capital. DACIA TO GO BEFORE T French Cruiser Stops American Ship in Channel and Escorts Her to Brest. PARIS, Feb. 2S (Sunday). A French Prize i'oui t In nil probability will de cide whether the Ameilcan steamer Dacia hound for Bremen with a cargo of cotton, was purchased In good faith by an American citizen, w whether her sale was engineered by the Hamburg American line to prevent her capture The minister of maiine announced that a French cruiser stopped the Dacla 'n the English channel and that Mie was heing escorted to Brest. Attaches of the ministry of foreign affairs had retired tor the night when the leport way re ci,ied heie but It was assumed that a speedy test case would be made of the Duciu i-eteure. Bought From Germans. Tho Dacla, oriPinall a Ilamburg Anierioan line .steamei, was purchaned by lMwaid N. Ilreltung. banker of Mar- liiolte, Mich., and Placed under Ameil can registry on January 4. She had been engaged in caii.vlnK freight car goes between New Orleans, Galveston, and other Unit poit.s to Uremen. At the beginning ot the war the Dacla was tied up at pi 1 1 Artlau because of hei Unman uwnrhip and the fact thut Kngland assumed control of tho se.is After her pun. base by Hreltung she was sent to Gahcsioji, wheie sho took on a cat go if cotton and after many delajs sailed lor Riemen. Bona Fides Questioned. The sale of the.Daiia at once loomed big in Intel national affalis. The Fieneh M)crnmeiu was the tlrst to make In loinvil piotehts, (leilallii that the .sale was not bona hde. but a plain attempt b her owners to pieeut hei from be ing Intel ned lor the balance of the war to eaiie captuie. in violin! Declaration of London of 1509, violation of the Gnat Riitain latei Joined ! lance In her piotests. Kepi est illations w ere made to the .Nmerican State Department, which, however, took the vlow ihp.t the pui chase was bona ilde, and linallj Is sued (' inmeiit Insurance on the Uhci.Vs wugo, though lefusing to insuic tho hull of the .sunnier. Shipped American Crew. The Geiman captain and clew left the vessel, and s.he was placed In com mand of Capt. Georgf .McDonald, an Amerlc-in. with an American crew. She became un Ameri"an steamer under tho provisions of the act August IS. of Congiess of - ..... .. Fire Damage Is $75 Seventy-live dollars' damage was done by a lire of unknoun origin in the base ment of the ho'iie of Alfred Ware, "..'S Massachusetts avenue northeast, lids morning i " ; ' Import ed Ln Carolina Chcrulos, 10c. V mild, sweet and aromatic smoke. - AUvL FRENCH PRIZE COUR INTEREST EFFORT TO END WAR ZONE IS DEFEATED Aloes' Retaliatory Measure Is Regarded as Bringing Nego tiations to Abrupt Halt. Announcement by the allies of a blockade of Germany, official notice of which Is awaited by the State, Depart ment, has brought about an abruot halt in the negotiations of this Gov ernment looking to an ending of the German submarine war zone and the admission of food for Germany's non- combatant population. I High officials made this plain today. ! The blockade Is accepted as a final reply to the American representations looking to the udmission of food to Germany. It Is considered not only an emphatic negative to the American pioposals, but goes farther by Includ ing not only food, but cotton shlp- r nits to uermany, ana is anotner way officials say, of declaring all non- contraband goods to be contraband, that is. If they are destined for Gei -many. Whether the cargoes of the cotton ship Dacla and the food shin Wllhel- mlna, now In prize court, which sailed before the decree was announced, will lie nuecie.i nj- me niocKaae decree, is lot definitely known, Officials believe the aires' action will tie up all traffic between the I'nlted States and Germany. It Is feared also that the supply of dyestuffs and chemicals from German. which are now received by American Importers, may be wholly cut off, un less arrangements can be made to re ceive such goods through neutral ports. There will be no hostile action by the I'nlted States because of the loss of the steamers Carlb and Kvelyn, it was declared today. There Is believed to be -no doubt that the vessels were sunk b m'nes, and It will be Impossible to ascertain whether they weie Rrlt Ish, German, or French. It has been announced by State De partment ofileials that no action look ing toward the release of tho cotton ship Dacia will be taken until the French prize court proceedings are completed. ALLIES TO ARREST ALL SHIPS OP FOES LONDON, Feb. 'J8. The allies have come to a virtual agreement that a blockade must be decreed against Germany and her allies In iteallatlon for submarine attack upon merchant vessels. As a preliminary step, a note will be addressed to neutrals early this week, attempting to justify such a step. This information comes from hi,?h authorities. It was stated that this announcement probably will be made .... V. 1 Ir. H P.oinlnr A kM tilth intnm itf I afternoon. Tho proclamation to be given out by the allies will set forth to the United States and all other 'neutrals l,l,.l,l- JJ .,bttt. ..h,',u.b. .V..(W,,.S,. .!.. ....,.,.. t.n..lr.rr ... .....! .. ... liltil ui-ininiij, in,,c -ivnin, t inrii - - , , ,. . i . . iiieui n .ieciaring cnriuin waters to oe a war rouu, r.ngiunii, r ranee, and Russia feel thev have the right, as the have the might, to sweep all the seas clear of all commerce to or from German). It Is Mated in semi- official quarters that this decree is already In effect. Duglaud. France, and Russia, how ever will guarantee to the I'nited Slates and other neutrals voluntarily that the lives of crews and passengurs of neutial snips will not be harmed and that the ships will be eelzcd, not destrud. TURKS IN PANIC AS FORTS FALL; BRUSSA TO 8E NEW CAPITAL Demolishing Parties From Al lies' Fleet Complete De struction of Strongholds and Rout Moslems on Land. New British Dreadnaught, Most Powerful Ship Afloat, Leads Vessels Smashing Way Through Dardanelles. ATHENS, Feb. 28. Tob Turkish cabinet is in a panic be cause of the destruction of the outer forts of the Dardanelles, ac cording to a dispatch from Con stantinople today. It has been decided to transfer the capital to Broussa, Asia Minor. Reports are prevalent in the Ottoman capital that unsuccessful attempts have been made to as sassinate the Grand Vizier and the minister of the interior. While twelve great battleships and a score of lesser war craft are pounding away at the inner forts, nearlj a score of miles it side the straits, demolishing parties landed by the fleet, are completing the destruction of the Turkish works. Ottoman troops are being driven back and concealed guns wrecked. The allied marines assaulted tha strongholds from the rear, while the battleships poured shot into them from the front. The Russians are believed to be making progress in their attempt to force a passage to Constanti nople through the Bosphorus. England's Greatest Ship Demolishes Turk Fortifications LONDON, Feb. s The greitest naval bombardment In the history of the world Is battering down the forts of the Dar danelles near the -Ight of ancient Tro. Twelve great battleships are pouiulin;; Into dust the fortresses defending Con stantinople against the western in vaders. The new dreadnought Queen Eliza beth, considered the most powerful lighting ship a 'lout. Is hurling projec tiles, each weighing nearly a ton. against the (sultan's defenses. Hp eight gieat ll-mch guns arc mora than duplicating the feat of the German 4:-centlmeters ut Liege Almost single handed she struck the mighty hlowj thut reduced the Turkish foi tress of Sedd-KI-Rahr to debris. For the hrst lime it is made known by the admlraltx that the Queen Rli.s bith Is leading the naval lrle upon ih" Ottoman csplt.il The big JU.O'XJ.O'ii) bst tle monster, completed eighteen month i ago, was supposed to be l.ving at i'. Not th Sea uisi' With her great gnu in action, naval experts predict a steady sweep through the Dai danellcs noon. Constantinople. French Marines Fight on Land. In addition to tho ten big waishlpi mentioned In the admiralty's ofticlal announcement, two others are shcllliis the Dardanelles forts, according to Parlii dispatches. Ficnch mailnes. Paris le ports, have in.tuully been In conflict with the Turks on the plains of ancient Trov, reaching from tho Aegean Sea to the Hellespont. Paris dispatches state that trench government officials Jeclare positive ly that Turkey's time hns come. They say the allies have agieed to continue pounding away at the Dardanelles forts, regardless of the cost, until the Anglo-Fiench fleet appears off Con stantinople nnd demands the cltv'i surrendei. Agamemnon Worst Damaged. I The RrltlHh battleship Agamemnon I suffered the most severe damage in . t ... c. . the Dardanelles uhuw, mm wus rn- ' gaged at close range with tho forti or Sedd-F.l-Bahr A shell burst on I .,, ,,u uminir three men and "" i ........ F, . . i .fiiiriiinir iiv... "-.-r. ...-. ( i ne nuit-u hci-l, 1'irn.nMi ,j uhut; sweepers, has Tntered the channel, and with the aid of nimlnes Is mak 'lug a determined attack upon the Turkish torts Inside tin entrance. Thu 'ortress of Dardanos alreiuh has suf f red severely from the warships' Fhell die Mine sweepers have swept the channel free of tloaling oxploslvcs foi a distance of four miles. The admiralty s officials statement gives the maiines full credit for the'r work n a ding In the reduction of the foils, and supplies important dttia.