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Sunday Evening I
Fair Tonight and Monday.
Full Report Pago Two.
NUMBER 8522.
Northern Chief Assumes Offen
sive, Which May Be Crucial
Test of Strength Defeated
Troops Retire Ten Miles.
Carranza General Loses 600
Killed. Who Are Buried by
Victors Duval West to Re
port to President.
General Villa has again assumed
fhe offensive against General
Obregon and has emerged victori
ous in the first engagement in
what is expected to be the crucial
test of strength of the Mexican
combatants, according to advices
to the Villa agency here today.
Telegraphic advices received this
morning by Enrique C. Llorente
from M. Diaz Lombardi, in charge
of the department of foreign af
fairs at Chihuahua, gives the de
tails of a telegraphic report from
General Medinabcita, Villa's chtcf-of-staff,
outlin:ng an attack by
General Villa's vanguard en Obre
gon's forces between Leon and
Obregon whs driven back ten miles
teyond La boniiia, thes? dispatches
aid, and suffered a loss of fino killed.
ii.n i
all of whom were gathered up andburicd I.oma when Capt. Jose t'rrachua and
r.V?n1Vl.'iHf,Tt. , ... ,t,,n "a"0" from wrecked steamer
.m . J "1" Sald t,,Rt ln Victoria wore picked up by Captain
addition to a number of machine guns' KppMcy , the ,unc F,
wa8Crcyapte,llV.n,e,U,7rit,0oJ. T'-v """ hee" "" thp torm
the necessity of asking thin his supply '" opun boals for eighteen hours since
bo replenished.. IM.s own casualties, he, the Victoria sank near the Coronndo
explained, did not encored lf.0. , islands and all hope cf saving them had
General l'teira also reported a sk'rm- KePn iven UD
lsh with the Curranzlstas south of Sllao, ' De" R"en Up' . , , .
resulting In the capture of u number Tnc lpr was sent to patrol tho coast
of prisoners in the hope of getting some report of
Mllitar.v men who lmVe followed the the foundered Victoria. When a short
(Continued on Page Thirteen) 'distance off Point Ioma. Captain Koeney
Important Developments Brew
n -
as Barnes Confers With His
,,,.,,,, ... , ... ,,,,
SlUAli si.. JTi .- ?!,.!,. politic
have been nij.t"l int.. the Munic-
Roosevelt li'.el liinl ',c tiial h In
recess until Ioi.ioii..u, hut Important
nniiiir-:.! !. voi.'.i.. ......1 i'
Kepubllran I'M Imj
" ..-- - - i-' i- me
ot till- Kninlie
State ai-e run.i.M f(, he hri-wing.
Thtse ale hHtil to i oncern liiarrnnr
Barnes held a onforonc r te yes
terday with a R iiublli'Hn In ni'lintHii
from 'Albanv. rioveni.o V. hitman
attitude on i ho fa noti ' luirii letter'
lp known to have been discusi-cd.
The governor's, comse on rcrent
legislation and his attitude toward
the organisation hIso Known to
have been undi i examination While
the Barnes counsel hao practically
decided not to a-d. (iowruot Whit
man to take the stand in the librtl
stilt, the confcicnc in repotted to
have borne upon th measure of fu
ture Mipott Whitman tuny receive
from the Harms f.ution.
"Peeved" by Letter. "
From a mum-p c-loe to liarae, it
xvas lcrned llmt hi. S peeved ' ovei
thp "ImipII lett'i" and its proposal
from Whitman for an alliance of
Bull M' use and PrgresaHc-llopui)-IUans
PnlitlciHtis here re discussing the
outcome If Karnes should openlv break
with Whitman ot attempt to "bieak"
him. because of wii tman's sent monts
In the liucli Ipup, aft,. funics and
the orBaiiiialii.it h id wurl.td to elort
Tho nolillcMi
here. In th- i..
veil adherent- ..
1b being coiim 1
numerous aim
Barnes supp.t . i
A cold, clam
horts of bolli i
tho colonel did n
yesterday for h
to forego a hoisei
spent most of th.
bis corresponden. .
getlltiK thicker
I. 'lit ics the Koosc-
iii i .i onel's df f, use
in crontiiK less
- MM 1. inted b
' ' d v lv. 1. 1 en.
i (lull o -, Kveii
r cot until late
i' He hRii
' i I nue,:. ,,nd
i v . ,'tc'ong .p on
Uanies Is said t.. i. ,insioit. to take
the stand lie pud. i'i'i .. ill hi the first
witness In lebuttii - i ,;ooi.celt tip
fence expected tn ie.si ,, , ,. (n Toes
day or Wedm la
There Is .scant ho. f UnMiing the
trial this week, l.iwwts shx Thev look
for more jirobahl Milnnlsslnn of tjie
case to the i"rj .ibout May 11 or 1.'.
Today Colonel I.'n.spvell a tinned ser
vice at the I ii ' Hutch Heform'pft
Church He plain- to pcnd the after
an motorlog.
Garrison Neutral
On All Grape Juice
Bryan's Prohibition Pledge Card
Fails to Tempt Secretary of
War After Cabinet Meeting.
Seorctnrv llrvnn nltvnvn rnrrlna tilnnk
1 prohibition pledges. Frequently ho
takes one from his pocket and gets a
signer. As he loft a Cabinet mooting.
Secretary Harrison, standing In a
(troup with tho rresldciit and Secretary
I.ane, said to him.
"Mr. Kccretary, maybo you can got a
signer here "
"All right. I will sign If you do,"
said Mr liryan, producing A pledge.
'No. I am a neutral,", replied Secre
tary Garrison. T
LOSS OF $500,000
Business Block Swept by Fire
in Peoria, III. No Lives Re
ported Lost.
PKOR1A, III.. May 2. One block In the
district occupied by coram lesion mcr
chants was destroyed by fire thin nvirn
Ing. The blaze Is believed to bo of In
cendiary origin.
It broke out simultaneously In tho
Ed Smith Printing Company plant, and
In the Schlppor & Block five-story ware
house In Washington street, and for a
time threatened to sweep through the
entire downtown district.
Tho entlro flro-flghtlng force of the
c'ty wns put to work to chock the
flames. Several firemen wore over
come In tho douse smoke- but so far as
known no lives were lost.
Tho territory occupied by the. commis
sion houses Is only a block oast of
the business district of the town. The
loss Is estimated at KOo.OOO.
E,ghteen-Hour Fight With Death
Ends in Rescue After Wreck
of Stearner.
- .
n. i .-w iii r.i air. -i;i v i . n piiii innii.niiiir
t A x t-t-i- -.- ii i .
ftirVit n-ttii tenti. enri.) nii ntr -Pntnt
is'ghted one of the wrecked ship's small
lifeboa;s half submerged tn the moun-
I talnous seas, with the exhausted marin
ers slinging desperately to It.
Throe of tho crew were clinging to tho
outsldo of tile shell, while their com
rades held them to prevent them from
i slipping to death. Two crouched In the
I I bottom of the life boat, trying to ball
with their bare hands.
When the Flyer came, alongside the
.victims wore too weak to help them-
''am. 'his "'traSfeVrea'11?
to hHfety mid they were all landed saD'ly
at tinker's wharf.
As the Klyer approached the lifeboat
three of the least exhausted sailors were
clinging limply to their oars, using their
lust ounce of energy In an effort to reach
the headland, dimly discerned tlirjugli
the mist, while the wind anil tide e-nm-
lined In sweep the nacK Into thol
sweeping caldron of the sea.
iiptprmined to die in me storm rather
, than desert their blp. Captain I'rrachua
'and his faithful ten refused help from
""" ' nrr American The American had
launched a lifeboat which rowed to the
side of the foundering Victor a. They
stood Is until twelve had been taken
en 1 iip women were thrown bodily
Into thp lifeboats, but when Captain
rn-'chua was askrd to go, ho shook his
Thereupon ten others announced they
alio would remain. Two hour's later
when the Victoria's engines were flooded
and hope of getting her beached aban
doned. Capta'n Crraohua and his com
panions launched the'r llfp boats. A
fpn minutes aftorward the Victoria dis
fFive New Witnesses Will Testify
and Prosecution Will Attack
Alleged Perjurer.
MIN'CdlA. 1 I . May 'J. Prepara
tions have been completed for the sec
ond trial of Mrs. l-'lornce C-irman on
tho elvirge of murder tomorrow ln the
Niinrme court Poth the district ot
torno and counsel for the defense are
rod v.
There will he five new witnesses and
'he prosecution will ittack the testl
nmnv tn be offered by Mrs, Carman's
i""hter and sister.
The mst important witness for th"
ornaecutlou Is Cecilia Coleman, the col
red maid, employed In the home or
"r Kdwin Cirman at Frenort, wher
Mrs. T-oule Ballev was shot and killed
mi the cvpnlng of .Tunc 30, 1314. The
f'oleman elrl has told the district at-
ovnev that Mrs. Carman entered the
iiptup In great confusion after the rr-pm-t
of the nlstol shot.
The maid N asserted to be self-con-foscd
perjuror and the deeislon of th"
turv will rest upon her testimony as
ritnst that to be 'offered hv Mrs. Car
nmn (tpnrge 't Levy, counsel for Mr
I'lrmmt. declared todiv ths rtefenpA
.. ..lt K. m.iAli Btrnnr-Aw 4 1, n .. . U . .
era o
high SE
fered at the first trial which resulted In Th cadeta will be gone until ednes
a dls&rrement.
Little Town of Williamstown,
Mass., A-quiver With Ex
John Nevin Sayre and President
Stand Sponsors for Execu
tive's First Grandchild.
WII.MAMBTO'WN. Mnss., May I.
Francis Sayre, first grandch'Id of
President Woodrnw Wilson, was given
a name this afternoon at an historic
llttlo Episcopal church, sheltered here
In a hollow of the Uerk6hlres. Tho
President stood at the altar as one
of tho bnby's godfathers, as tho Hev
J. Krankl'n Carter, pastor of St. John's
Church, performed tho ceremony.
The day dawned cloudy, with sullen,
overhanging clouds, but during tho
morning tho suu pooped through at In
tervals while Williamstown went to
church. Tho President had planned to
go to St. John's church, but at the
last moment changed his mind and
went to the College Chapel, along with
Mr. and Mrs. Savto, Miss Jlargaicl
Wilson, and Or. Cary T. fJrayson. his
phslc an
Town All A-Quiver.
Williamstown was al! ii-quivcr for
Iho chtistening. Shmtlv before the time
set for the ceremony. President Wilson,
the father and mother of tho Sayre
baby, and other members of the Presi
dent's partv left the Sayre ccttage ami
passed 1own tho street to tho church
It had been announced that the christ
ening would be strictly private, only
members of tho family and close fi lends
to attend.
Tile c iwnfc of the '.ji.!, UiCitfdlUB " J
groat number of cfoicge boys from
Williams f'n!le(?. lined the urb outside
the church, but they gt,'- the Secret
service men no trouble.
Despite tho presence of the Chief
Executive, the baptism was like any
hen Or Carter asked who stood for
the HUIp mite ln his arms tho Presi
dent and John Nevin Sayre, uncle of the
bnliy. both spoke up strongly, and Mrs.
Havre, his mother, gave the name to the
rector. Miss Agnes Winter, or Philadel
phia, a close friend of Mrs Sayre. was
the godmother.
To Start Back Today.
The party went back to the Sayre iol
tago after the coremonv to allow the
Preidf nt to prepare for the trip bark to
Washington, which will begin shortly
after 4 o'clock this afternoon Tho
President will roach Washington tomor
row morning 'about 10 o'clock. The
coremonv today pledges lh baby to th"
Kplscopal church althoiiKh the. ProM
dent and his family are Presbyterians
It was his wish, howevor. that liahy
Sayre fall heir to his fathers church in
cl'natlonr. It has beett a shor' but delightful trip
for thfl President. Me seemed 01 pi joyed
tr. fcen Ills daughter, Mrs. Sa re. and
from wha was tctn of htm he appeared
to be in wonderful spirits
II Wu1d"il, the village ronitahlo, got
out hin tin l.adge bjif night mil v eut tin
to the Sayre cottage to help th Sort
.-vip man keep I'mir nil night i Igll.
the rest of the town v ? 1 ft o t.tko
.mi. .' Itself uhile I..- ;iitrdod the
K I .Will
No Official Confirmation as to
Rumored Refusal to De
mands of Japan.
According to best information here
from highly uncommunicative official
sources, no confirmation had been ic
iclved by this Government that China
h.id definitely lefused important dp.
manris by Japan soriouslv affecting
tlie "oppn door" and ronstituting. it
Is believed, virtual auzcialutv by th
Mikado over the bigger count rv, par
ticularly in Mongolia, Shantung prov
ince, and the rich Yanktge valley.
Thp Japanese embassy rrofuspd flatly
to comment on the situation
Absoluto refusal by the Washington
Administration to discuss Hip case Ja
pan's continued storey and China's ap
parent balklness at granting thp Japa
nese wants. Is taken to Indicate tho
present situation one of the most seilous
before the State Oppartment at prspnt
It was b(5lppd the Kuropean countries
nr too much tigaged with war at home
to lih" k any course Japan might tako
in the matter
West Pointers to See
Gettysburg Battlefield
WKST TOINT. N Y., May 2 -The
cadets who will graduate In Juno will
leave tonight for Gettysburg. Pa .
where the will be taken over the
famous battlPground.
A number of Instructors will go with
the cadets. Col Gusta .1 Flcbpgpr
nrnfrxHor of nillltat's and civil englnepr-
tnCT. U III he
wlll be in cnarge ni me puny
Two Affronts From Kaiser
Worry Official Washington
Breach 'of Diplomatic Etiquette
by Bcrnstorff Follows At
tack on Ship.
No One Quite Sure How Warn
ing to American Travelers
Should Be Taken.
Official Washington gave sorlouw
nnnaliii.rAtloii today to the course of
action that should ho taken as a ro-
Ftilt of tho two latest urrronto m
thlr tiovcrnment by tJermany.
Ii opping of a bomb upon the dock
of the American steamer dishing by
a Ut rntan aviator, and the use of the
American press as an advertising me
dium by the. German government to
warn American travelers from tak
ing passage on allies' shlpH are tho
manifestations of Gorman activity
which have caused not only specula
tion, but annoyunco In Washington
ofllclal circles.'
Most emphatic protest against the
attack on the Cushlnc Is under con
sldoratlon. Tho question of the Gorman ad
vert Ispmoiita will bo handled sep
arately. It Is expected, also, that
the rititlsh anil Kronch governments
will icgister a protest with the
United Stales against' Germany's at
tacks in a neutral country on the
commercial Interests of its enemies.
Breach of Etiquette.
Hffliial-i li.ivi no hei.Maiii-y in ray
ing that Count Vmi Hcrnsiorff's ac
tion In Inserting in iK-wspapeis all
over the I'nlted Stales pile! aUer
tlsenvnts warning AtnoleauH agalnsf
passage IhuiUiih thr' war 7."tie on a
pasvpiigpr imhI flying the allies
flag in a bleach of diplomat ! 'ti
qur tie
This Is held to bo true u nether Cie
activities ccniplalneil of can be at
trihutci) to tin ii'iibassadoi peison
tt 1 1 v . or .vhotlu r thev lie tlie lestllt
of .lepbevate polii v, dl'-tat'd by the
Ceiiuan governmi nt
Two angles nf the Mliintlou have
bei ti onsidered as of utn ost gruv
ll. One Is that IJrlllsh and Krenrh
.ie;iinshli ownci" have a light to
piotert against a pi ess campaign
designed tn itijute thir business.
Moreover, in warning Amei leans not
I,. I ,. I. a v.n ii kv.. ,., ,alnu' .tittle CloTm
many is held to be advising Amor-
jl ifi-i iiimj i it ii' aui iiiiiih ..- -
s tn refruln ! frolrt . r(lng wln-t
Lis n vei vwint i. fis Sj'l lt",i ht.c
a iicrftci I ight '. Uo.
Individual Coulun't
In preliminary consideration of tlie
caso tho uuestion has been raised as
to whether .1 foreign embassy should
be permitted to engage In activities for
which an American citizen might bo
held liable to legal damages. it is
not uuoi-tloned that an individual would
not be permitted to mnkn such use of
tlie press as would lujuic tho business
of another.
Another angle of the case Is that lull
ing from Count von lJcrnstortfa defi
ance of diplomatic convention by mak
ing known a naval policy of his gov
etnmpnt through paid notices In tho
pn-ss. wlun an ambassador is supposed
to lonfiue his communications to the
government to which he Is accredited.
What offli lals have not been able to
learn, however. Is whether the affair
can be icgarded as a thoughtless of
fense against diplomatic properties, or
.is an effoit of the German government
to iiiltato the I'nlted rilau-s Govern
ment "Conscience Kawe."
In the absence of Count en Ilcrn
storff, tho only explanation tnado at
the German embassy is tint the adver
tise incuts were Inserted to "easo our
.on-c.ii ni i . lest harm should come to
,n it nti i ini "'fot metl."
That i waning was published on the
mi h-uul advi.'lng Aniet leans of their
peril of Get man attack in the war zone.
., I th it an actual attauk almost co
ii rle.itiv was made on an American
.-.el brought the situation to the
(i- l -s one requiring earnest action
t'.i-. Gov nimciil
l i nm doubted lieie tliat Hip (Jpr
n in iieioplaiii which Minister Van
lijke iptiortid dropped three bombs-on
;h'e ste.iuiPi ensiling, thought he was
lttacklng an enemy vessel, which was
..inking illegal use "f the American Mag.
'Ibis however, docs pot alter the sltu
tilon. it is held, because the 1'nUed
States Government In a note to Gor
illa nv aln-mly lias covered this point
when it said
'If the commanders of German ves
sel! of wai should act upon the pre
sumption that the (lag of Hip Cnlted
.il.tn. linn lint lictnC llHPll III COOd f.llttl
and should destrov on th- high seas an
Vmerlcan vessel, or' the lives of Ameri
can citizens, it would b" difficult for
the Government of the Vnlted States to
view the net in anv other light than as
an Indefensible violation of neutral
rights which t would Iw verv hard, In
de'Ml. to reconcile with the friendly rela
tions now happily subsisting between
the two governments."
G. U. and Army Players
Salute Soldier's Funeral
WKST POINT X V Mav 2- An un
usual and Impressive tribute was paid
to the memory of a dead soldier here.
As the funeral cot logo cnnvevlng the
body of Ma lot- Joseph P. Furlong. V. S
A., reached tho top of the long hill
leading aciois the "Plains" the Ariny
Georgctown baseball game was halted
for a ouartor of an hour.
The players of both teams went tn
the bench and more than a thousand
spectators of the game stood silently
in the stands with heads bnred until the
caisson carrying the body and Its mili
tary escort had passed out of sight on
Its way to the cmotery.
Arrested for Carrying
900 Sociajistic Pins
KTCW YORK, May 2 N'lne hundred
socialistic stickpins in a valise caused
the. arrest of Giuseppe 1 ti iccla while he
was leaving a dance benefit for the
anarchists who pla. ed the hotnjja In
St Patrick's Caihnilr1
He said a man be did not know ga' o
him the plno. Today ho was hold In
Tn Command of General Fock b
Capital Physician Sees
End of War by Winter
Dr. C. H. Sanders, Returning Here After Spending
Half Year as Head of German Red Cross Hos
pital, Says Hostilities Can't Last.
Arter a half-vear s service as head of
ono of the big American Hod Cross
hospitals in Hast Prussia. lr. C. It.
Satnleis has returned to Washington,
declaring that ho does not believe tho
hostilities can continue through another
winter c-impalgn.
"It is vastly the most destructive)
war. In every way, that the world has
known," said Tlr Sanders, "and It Is
not conceivable to me that tHi re
sources of human material will be able
to sustain it another year."
Or. Sanders arrived. In Germany
es'lv last October on thp Hod Cross
hlp". and has been there since, comtng
directly home by wav of Italy. As to
the outlook for the war's end. he hnd
no predictions save that It would not
contitmo through the net winter.
American Unit.
"'lur hospital unit,' he said, "was
piuitp'y American There were thrpe
doctors 'ind fourteen nurses from this
country: and the Keil Cross sent with
us a wonderfully complete equipment,
which proved of simply Inestimable val
ue. There Is nothing the American
people csn do. If they want to allevlat
the suffering cnused bv tho contllct. so
effective as to enable the Hod Cross to
continue the splendid work It has dope
The material sent trom here is great
Iv needed, not only In Germany but
In the other countries. No matter when.
It goes, it will serve the most splendid
purpose tint a great organized phil
anthropy Ins ever dono for humanPy.
The organization needs monov and will
iiped more and morp; and thp ppoplp
everywhere In Kuropo are profoundly,
intensely grateful for tho big service
of America
"Mrs. .1 F Snearman and Orover
A C Stem of Haltimoro, wore asso
ciated with rip in Hip hospital unit
of which I had chartre. while opr
font teen Anieiicsn nurses Included
fllqpp linriiett llaukino and Helen
VI 1 7. of Wellington. It would be
pipns-ih!e to speak hle'ilv enough
of their devotion ind bard work.
Near Russian Border.
"We wct'e located e.nly a few miles
front the P.usslan border. In a town
of so, ono people. In which I don't
suppose a elo7en had ever Knowingly
seen an American. They did simply
everything for us The most difficult
,. , .-re sent to us. Tin oo or four
carloads of hospital supplies that
went along with us in the shir went
forwarded from Merlin to our sta-
"Ve weie fortunate I nthe fact
'hat at Berlin we were placed In the
competent and consledrato charge of
Count Talleyrand-Perlgord, a French
man by birth, but a naturalized Gor
man who has maintained a consistent
attitude of loyalty to Germany in
the waif Up Is a descendant of the
famous Talleyiand. of French diplo
macy, related to the Prince of Sagan.
w ln wedded Anna Gould. He re
nuiincd with us an.1 gave everv pos
rib! attention In the effort to IipIp
along our vork. Up visited the pa
t elils wrote letters by the score for
pa tic. its, lead to them- helped In the
mvrlad of ways that were opened to
him, .nd til of ui ' red th.t his
right vinf? in Flanders.
kindliness and good will made po
sluk very much of the satisfaction
v derived from our work.
"Going by way if Merlin, we were
escorted to tin place ot our "ervke.
arrived n the inldle of the day. dined
at a hotel, anil that evening had our
hospital turned nvet to us. It was a
theater converted tc this use. The
"cats were stacked on the stage, and
so were our stores of supplies. We
(Continued on Pago Thirteen )
But No Grave Steps Are Ex
pected to Be Taken Within
Next Ten Days.
rtOMi:. May 2 -The Italian press Is
still discussing the chances of Inter
vention in the war. the Journals or each
party atgulng according to their de
sires; but the likelihood of an Austro
Itallan agreement Is so remote now
that It Is scarcely taken into considera
tion. Much attention Is devoted to th re
ports that the ennans are using
asphyxiating gases In the trenches,
which causd a revulsion of feeling in
the ense of many who were formerly
pro-Gorman Italians take a special In
terest In theo reports, feeling that they
mav silffor from such methods ni war
fore In thi near future
Tlteat slt'tiitlcance is attached to the
fact that King Victor Fvmnanuel will
preside at the unveiling of the mon
ument nt Quarto Sunt Rlena In honor
of Garibaldi and his famous Thou
sand, who captured Sicily In i860.
Doubt has prevailed In some Austro
fie'innn cln les as to whether his
Majesty would take part In the cere
monies on Mav 5, which are expected
to ."sumo Hie character of a great
national demonstration, but there l.
no longer any iiiestlnn of hi deter
mination to do so.
This Is regarded as making it icr
taln that no grave steps will be
taken by Italv within the nxt ten
davx. as the King Is not expected to
return to Home until May 8
Austrians to Be Ready
To Quit Italy by May 6
GKNKVA. Mav 2 - Tlie Iitih.i pur
respond"!!! of the Tribune wi ri. the
the Atistrn-llungariau government tm
InstrilPtPil Hit Vustrl.'iH lo bo piernf.l
to leae lliilv hv Mn'
Up ph. these Instruction ha e i.eeii
transmitted to th Austrian amKuu
dor tn Rome.
Main Body of Msslem Army m
Galttpola Penmwia Cut Off.
Nagara SHencetf by Fire
From Attacking FteeL
Anglo-French Expetifons Ad
vance SteatWy Toward Con
stantinople Dardaneies
Defenses Crumbling.
LONDON. May 2. The main
body of Turkish troops on the
peninsula of Gallipolt is in retreat
pursued bv the allied Und forces.
and under cross fire of the allied
The Ottoman army is believed
to be cut off. and must find ult
mate refuge in the forts gcardni;:
the Dardanelles. Gen. Sir Iaa
Hamilton's expedition has thrown
a line across the peninsula from thr
Gulf of Saros to the town of Gal
lipoli, and the fire of the allied
fleet has reduced the defenses of
the town, which is now m the pos
session of tne British. English
troops also have strong footholds
at Gaba Tape, on Suvia Bar. and
at Cape Tekc.
The main body of the Turkish
army had been massed at the cp
perpend of the peninsula, and p.
retreating toward Tsani and Pa
zarkios. It is becoming more and more
evident that it is to be a race be
tween the British and the French
on the one hand, and the Russians
on the other for Constantinople
Petrograd advicea hint at vtrosx
Rutudan expedition operating Vlo
the lioxphoriis There has twi no
effort to disguise the belief m boiH
Paris and London that 't win b f,
better from the standpoint of Hscl&vt
anil France, If they, rather than R-
sla. are the conqueror f th' TerWiM
The principal Moslem force mho bar.
been elpfendlnjr tb Dardanelles. &n4
attempted to prevent th Uodtng f
the allied expeditions hap hen imw
Into the various forts along th tthni
Thus thev are under the fir T l
ailed Meet, and It Is cpe-trl rw
tidently that they soon mil l fM-r
out. as the forts r- ruw ic wvt
the terrlllc bombardment of th aJt-
siege guns as well as the hear tW
on Iho warships The fleet Kaj bea
shelling the forts contlnu'"l1y f
last Tuesday, and some of tSen a-
in ruins
Turkish Forts Isolated.
Mready the Turkish forts sardu
thp riardancllps from the are t
latPd and masked On the tat- rVJe
I be Trench troop are carrying Mt
similar program tth ever w "
vift success The Turks re flcMloX
with desp-ratlon. and r- aWv Hr-ri4
l-v Herman officers, tun the ftmrr
the allied forces have a hie.ed t the
steinl advance Is antimir'. iht.
Turkish defense will he rn.fwli.la..)
Nagara. one of the -hief Tirtle
foils Is silent after a he ImmbaH
incut Five other positions. fwr m V
Kuropean and one on the tat-
of the strait, have Wn normH .wt
antured. It is now titiPosaJWe for !
Turkish forts to . rosa from on thmr
to the other as the GalltpoH ftlnyu
has been cut off from the reat of TrV
isb Thrace. On this front the retw-wr
Turks are between OalllpoH ai4 MaHe
Allies' Casualtim llcay.
The advance won bv the alKes aa
not been wltliout h'v " Tw-e
have been enormous losae tn Hm
SPVPral vessels if the fleet te W-
flamaged, but these mihjp have
InterruptPd the progrea Z th oie-
tlons In the iHiinliardirxnt n t- fr
at Nagara at the heiul of the Vmw
the French cruiser Jrnn d Vrc
verely crtpple.l and mrapM-4 to rrtr
to Tenesios a destroier waa tok ame
according to German rrporta tl Br
lh bHttlesh'ps MatW- Tnmn& an-t
Vengeance were set on tire .4wg w--pellml
also to retire to TeseHoa. ui4
bv tenders
The allies are cirtng tke ee- r
rest, but are puhtac the attaea Mil
and da Thev operate tn fen
safety, as the r.llterl ttirtMf. ar
lug the Turks from it4e rvrAa
nelles. from the ;lf of Sar aw4 fr...
the Aegean sea T- trr
steamlns well wttbtt 'tie tv -forts
in order that ts. jes
sec.. ml ia'--rt. nm.- o
I Aiiph at Turk Clara.
THe anH i .- mf ..s . 9
l-Ptah' "' -i -rimm !.
Ike .I'linchow eon- r
rnf f me .f-H. "Ml
I r4a'ea i w H'.k aff a nr
Utx poaiuoa far tfca

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