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SVOL. 77—NO. 125
House Merrily Appro
priates Money at
That Rate For Third
of An Hour
Chorus of "Ayes" Is Sung to the
Tones of "HalL Hail" and "Old
Black Joe" as Lawmakers Agree to
Spend $20,000,000 of State's Cash
The House of Representatives this
morning passed appropriation bills at
the rate of a million dollars a minute
and as a result cleared its calendar of
more bills than at any one session so
far this year. A total of 297 bills
were passed carrying about $20,000,-
000, twenty minutes being consumed
in disposing of them.
When Speaker Ambler announced
that appropriation bills would be taken
up ao-j asked the House to agree to all
bills on third reading so that the vote
on final passage could be taken up im
mediately, there began a chorus of
"Ayes" from all quarters of the room
that hardly abated until the final ap
propriation measure was disposed of.
Some of the memN"- if the House
"glee club" saw a ;o get in
some "music" and s >f ayes
sometimes sounded ars of
"Hail, Hail, the G li Here,"
"Old Black Joe," ' u»n i'ou Wore a
Tulip" and other tunes familiar to the
membership. When it was all done
Speaker Ambler announced that each
bill has passed by a vote of 207 to 0.
There was but one interruption
when Mr. Dunn, of Philadelphia, want
ed a little information about an
amendment in hospital appropriation
bills requiring the establishment of
pathalogical labratories in hospitals.
Nobody wag able to give him any in
formation and he replied in the nega
tive when Speaker Ambler asked him
if he wanted to be recorded "no" on
the hospital bills. The voting other
wise moved off swiftly.
402 Bills Acted on In Hour
Before the appropriation bills were
taken up on final passage, fifty-five
bills on second reading, eleven of which
were appropriation bills, were passed
as were fifty bills on first reading, fif
teen of which contained appropriations.
In all -102 bills were acted on in a ses
sion which last but 58 minutes.
Xo attempt was made to pass any
other bills on final passage. This was
because of the slim attendance which
scarcely totaled 104, which is a quorum,
although 207 members were recorded
"aye" on all of the appropriation bills.
At 10.58 o'clock the House adjourn
ed until S o'clock next Monday night.
®v that time the large number of ap
propriations which passed the House
will be messaged to the Senate and sent
to the Appropriations Committee there.
Local Appropriations
Among the local and nearby appro
priations passed the House this'mornino
Sylvan Heights Home for Orphan
Girls, Harrisburg, $7,500; Polyclinic
hospital, 'Harrisburg,s4,ooo; Children's
Industrial Home, Harrisburg, $7,000;
Messiah Rescue and Benevolent Home,
Harrisburg. $3,000; Chambersburg hos
pital, $14,500; Nursery Home, Harris
burg, $4,000; Home for the Friendless.
Harrisburg. $7,000; Harrisburg hos
pital, $38,500; Children's Aid Society
of Franklin county, $1,500.
Among the appropriation bills passed
was one for the Pennsylvania Institute
for the Deaf and Dumb at Mt. Airy,
Philadelphia, which included an appro
priation of $2,000 for the education For
two years of Miss Kathryn Mary Frick,
the deaf, dumb and blind" girl of Harris
burg, who has been called a "Second
Helen Keller.''
Senator la Stricken With Acute Indi
gestion After Committee Hearing
Following the adjournment of the
Senate Municipal Corporation commit
tee last evening, after consideration of
the third class city bill, Senator E. E.
Beidleman, of this city, who is a mem
ber of the committee, was seized with
a severe attack of acute indigestion,
and for a time was prostrated. He was
assisted to the private room of the
President pro tem. and a physician
After treatment he recovered suf
ficiently to be taken home in an auto
mobile. Senator Beidleman was* able u>
be out to-day, but is still verv weak.
Four Jersey Lawyers Disbarred
Trenton, N. J., April 29. —The court
of Chancery to-day disbarred four law
yers for serious infractions of the
court's rules in that money was ob
tained from clients under "false mis
representation. The court also sus
pended one lawyer for three years and
two lawyers for two years for minor
infractions of ths rules.
Descendant of Aaron Burr Dies
Yonkers, N*. Y., April 29.— IMTS. Eliz
abeth Jumel Perry Caryl, who was hon
orary president of the Daughters of the
American Revolution and a niece of
Mme. Jumel, wife of Aaron Burrj die*
here late yesterday at 82 years of age,
jt waa announced to-day.
®K Star- Mtptnhnl
Mrs. Collins. By Proceeding Under the
95,000 Law, Sets Aside Mr. Col
lins' Bequests and Gives Houses
to Her Nieces
Despite the fact that her husband's
will probated two years ago, provided
for the ultimate disposition of five
dwellings in Lincoln street, Steelton,
the will of Elizabeth Collins, widow
of Michael Collins, late of that bor
ough, which was probated this morn
ing, redisposes of the properties, with
one exception to persons other than
those designated by the husband in
his will.
The husband's will provided that
after the death of Mrs. C-oHine one of
the five houses was to go to Watkins
H. Davies, and the rest of the estate,
including four adjoining houses should
be divided equally "among my broth
ers, Patrick and James Collins; my
sister, Mrs. Ellen Hunt, and my niece,
Miss Ellen Collins."
After their deaths and the deaths of
their survivors the properties were to
go to the Pennsylvania Annual Con
ference of the Methodist Episcopal
Mrs. Collins, however, after the
death of her husband, proceeded under
an act of 1913 which gives the widow
a $5,000 portion of the estate. Under
that act she came into possession of
the entire estate and by her will filed
to-day she disposes of it in the follow
ing manner:
Property at 152 Lincoln street,
Steelton, to Watkins H. Davies, as re
quested by huebind; "No. 15»2 1-2 to
my niece, Mrs. Emily Faunce; No. 154
to my niece, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Jack
son; 156 to my niece. Mrs. Mary J.
Bethel, and 15S to Mrs. Margaret
All the rest of the estate is left to
Mrs. Margaret Evans. William H.
Musser, of this city is mads executor
of the state.
Offlce-Seeken Besiege Commissioner
With Pleas to Be Made
Deputy Factory Inspectors—Appli
cations Doubled in 24 Hours
Applications for places as deputy
factory inspectors to fill the fifty new
positions created by law as recently
signed by Governor Brumbaugh con
tinue to pour in on John Price Jackson,
Commissioner of Labor and Industry.
I p to noon to-day, Mr. Jackson said,
the applications had numbered more
than one thousand and the end is not
yet in sight. Commissioner Jackson's
time just now is almost entirely occu
pied with hearing the pleas of office
seekers who call on him in person and
who insist in stating verbally their
qualifications for the posts."
The Commissioner says he will make
no appointments until he has conferred
with Governor Brumbaugh. He savs
irone but the men best qualified will be
appointed. The number of applications
for jobs has doubled in the last twenty
four hours.
Beady to Protect the Public From
Short Weight in the Markets
Harrisburg's municipal scales, de
signed to* protect market patrons
against short weight, were set up yes
terday in the Chestnut street, Verbeke
street and the Hill market houses. They
will be at the service of the public for
the first time at the market sessions on
The scales were adjusted by the
manufacturer's representative late yes
terday afternoon and later were in
spected by City Sealer Harry D. Reel,
County Inspector Marry A. Boyer and
W. F. McGovern, of 'Mt. Carmel, county
inspector of Northumberland county,
who ia here as the guest of thV local
sealers. Mr. MoGovern's visit is for the
purpose of getting information on the
local sealers' work.
1914 School and 1018 City WUI Be
Collected by Law
The litta showing the Hairisburgers
Who have neglected to pay the 1914
school tax and the 1913 city taxes on
their city properties have been com
piled by the City Treasurer and five
daya will be allowed, dating from to
day, in which these taxes will be ac
cepted before the Treasurer proceeds
to sell the real estate.
Certification of those' who have not
paid will be made to the solicitors for
the city and the school board and a
date for the tax sale then will be fixed.
Philadelphia Voting on Big Loan
By Associated Prett.
Philadelphia, April 29.—A special
election is being held here to-day on a
proposed $6,000,000 loan. If the loan
is approve,! the money will be devoted
to rapid transit purposes. The vot
ing is light throughout the city and but
little interest is being taken in the
election. The Republican organization
is supporting the loan proposition and
it no doubt will be approved.
Secretary Runs Across
Organization's First
Records in Cupboard
In Engine House
Documents Contain the Company's His
tory From 1814 to 1823 and They
Had Been Missing Since Latter Date
—Show Walker First President
William L. Windsor, 3d, 713 Capital
street, secretary of the Hope Fire Com
pany No. 2, made a remarkable find last
night at the engine house of the orig
inal minutes of the company, the earl
iest of which are 101 years old.
Mr. Windsot, a son of former Alder
man William L. Windsor, was engage*
in recioving papers and other things
from an old cupboard that has been In
possession of the company since its or
ganization in IS 14 as a storage place
for the secretary's papers, and of lata
years had been kept in the odd part ot
tie engine house. At the bottom of the
cupboard, in a concealed drawer or false
bottom, he unearthed the original min
ute book of the Hope Company cover,
ing the period from the date of its or
ganization in January, 1814, to 1825.
The first minutes were transcribed by
John Bueher, who was the first secre
tary, and are of date January 6, 1814.
Following this is the date of the first
ejection of officers on January 11, 1914,
when the following officers were chosen.
President, Thomas Walker; vice pres
ident, Join M. Forster; secretary, John
Bucher; treasurer, Alexander Graydon,
Jr.; directors. Oeorge R. Horten, Henry
Antes, Alexander Qraydon, Jr., John
■Buffing ton, George Honni ng, George
Cochran, Robert Skinner and Widliam
These old minutes were hunted for
fcigh and low when the Hop© Company
celebrated the centennial anniversary
of its organization a year ago, but
could not be found. They will now be
placed where they can be gotten at
whenever needed to establish some his
torical facts in connection with the
company's existence.
Members 8f Tech Publication to Issue
First Number in May
At a meeting of the Technical High
school "Tattler" staff, at the home of
Milton Gari an J, editor-in-chief, new
members were elected. They will edit
the May issue of the school paper and
begin their duties this year alone.
When ibusiness was in order Mil
ton Garland, who was presiding, ex
plained that John Bovson, who has
for the last year been editor of
school notes department, was the only
candidate for the office of editor-in
chief, and he wae accordingly elected
unanimously to the office. The other
men elected are as follows: Associate
editor, Joe Todd; sports, McCurdy; ex
change, Frank Wolfe; alumni, Kenneth
Stark; technicalities, George Stack and
Charles Snyder; advertising manager,
Worcester; assistant advertising man
agers, W. Nathan, R. Evans.
Late in the evening refreshments
were served to the following members
of this year's staff:
Milton Garland, Btanlev Golden,
Franklin Metzler, Glenn Melville, Sam
uel Mellhenny, Webber Knight, Clar
ence Beck, William Britsch, John
Yoder, John Boyeon, John Todd.
Franklin Metzler was awarded the
largest plate of ice cream for guessing
the correct number of beans in a dish
earlier in the evening.
Was Taken From Train Whil« She
Was En Route to Williamsport
(Special to the Star-Independent.)
Dauphin, April 29.—Charles Stago,
an Italian living in this place, while re
turning from Harrisburg Tuesday
night on the midnight train, it is al
leged, took a coach out of the vesti
bule of the train. The woman to whom
the coach belonged did not miss it un
til she had reached Williamsport.
A search warrant was issued and the
coach was found next door to where
Stago lived. He was arrested by the
Pennsylvania Railroad detectives and
taken to the Harrisburg jail yesterday.
Driveway Open to Autoiats Sunday
The driveway in Wildwood Park
will be thrown open to autoists on
Sunday by which time it is expected
that the new concrete bridge now be
ing constructed over the Paxton creek,
just below the Wildwood lake darn]
will have been completed. Picturesque
Wildwood now is more beautiful than
ever, due partly to the fact that, the
dogwood and redwood are in bloom.
Local Agent, Apparently, Is Willing to
Sell Plot to the City at f4,000 an
Acre, the Price Suggested Through
Mayor Royal
Since it became known that the City
is willing to consider buying a part of
the seventeen acre tract in Hoffman's
woods as a playground at a rate not to
exceed $4,000 ay acre, instead of pay.
• n S $9,000 an acre for land at Fifth
and Emerald streets, w'hieih Park Com
missioner Taylor wants the City to pur
chase, the Harrisburg agent of "the Hoff
man woods land owners is making every
effort to effect the transaction.
At the direction of the local agent a
survey of the woods has been made and
sent to the owuers of the ground, wbo
live in Pittsburgh. This was accom
panied by notice of the City's [-osslble
desire for the ground. A reply to that
letter has not vet been received here,
tout the agent said to day he experts
word fron\ the owners within a dav or
The plan to buy a [art of Hoffman's
woods was suggested by Mayor Royal
after Park Commissioner Taylor intro
duced an ordinance at a recent meeting,
of the City Commissioners providing fot.
the purchase of a three-acre plot at
Fifth and Emerald street, in the Tenth
ward, and fixing the purchase price at
>27,000. Later the consideration was
reduced to $26,000 and subsequently
Taylor decided that he wanted only
trifle moTe than half the ground for
which he wants to pay $14,i00.
The local representative of the es
tate expressed hope this morning that
some definite action will be taken by
the owners before next Tuesday's
meeting of the City Commissioners,
although this may not be possible in
view of the necessity of getting a
number of signers to an agreement to
The City Commissioners last Tues
day postponed action on the Tavlor
ordinance providing for the purchase
of the $9,000-an-acre site at Fifth and
Emerald streets, with the hope that a
better offer could be obtained on the
woods property.
Safe of Witman Bros.' Store Robbed
of 9103.07—Robber Gained En
trance Through Cellar Window
The store of Witmsn Brothers,
wholesale grocers, 40 North Tenth
street, was broken into and the safe
robbed of $103.07 during last night.
It is claimed the thief was no ordi
nary one for the safe was not blown
open but the combination was success
fully worked. However, it is believed
that the robbery was committed by one
who was familiar with the combination.
An investigation is now being made
by the police.
i Entrance to the building was pained
j through breaking a cellar window on
j the Tenth street side, the robber as
joending to the main floor by the cell-ir
steps. It is said that when the store
was locked at 10 o'clock last night
everything was in good condition, but
on returning this morning the door of
the safe was found by the employes to
be standing open. Nothing else was
II.S. Ull
But His Plans Have
Not Been Considered
by Uncle Sam's Offi
No Recognition Until Mexico Has Been
Internally Pacified by Complete
Military Domination or Peaceful
Agreement Among Elements
By Associated Press.
Washington, April 29.—Unofficial ad
vices received here early to-day, which
said that General Carranza expected
early recognition by the United States
government, attracted widespread at
tention in official and diplomatic circles
here to-day.
The Carranza authorities have been
active recently in seeking recognition
and it 'has been reported that they in
tended issuing a statement covering
their intention*. The United States
government, it is said, has been advlsea
of the Carranza plans, although it was
said at the State Department t>hat the
question of recognition had not been
formally considered.
The American .government has unof
ficially indicated to the various far
tions in 'Mexico ■ the general principles
which would guide it in considering the
question. It has beea siid that there
would be no. recognition until Mexico
had been internally pacified by complete
military domination by one faction or
a peaceful agreement among the more
important elements.
Reports of an impending battle be
tween General Villa > army and Genera.
Obregon's Carranza forces attracted
considerable attention here. General
Villa's agents said that he has gathered
C*sttm4 mm Mat* ho,
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MS Tin
Former Deputy Attor
ney General Cun
ningham Says Under
writers Need Control
Declares That Premium Rates in Cities
Should Be Based 011 the Loses in
Each and Should Not Be Deter
mined on a State-Wide Basis
The Harrisburg Chamber of Com
merce has requested a "key rate" for
fire insurance for Harrisburg from the
Board of Underwriters of the Middle
District of Pennsylvania, and former
Deputy Attorney General Jesse E. B.
Cunningham, in a speech to-day to
nearly one hundred members of the
Chamber, at a noon luncheon in the
•Harrisburg Club, explained how such
rates are made.
He described fire insurance as a tax
levied to provide for fire losses, saying
that the rate, or tax as he styled it,
must be uniform, reasonable and ade
quate; uniform for the same kinds of
risks, reasonable from the standpoint
of the men taking out insurance and
adequate to assure the solvency of the
insurance company for the length of
time the policy runs.
He took up the physical eaxmination
of a city, such as Harrisburg expel.-
enced within two years when a number
.of engineers from the National Board
of Fir# Underwriters came here to
examine and report on local fire condi
tions. He then described how the flat
rate established by the underwriters is
increahed or decreased on account of
the physical defects of a city.
He occasioned a laugh when he an
nounced that Pittsburgh was penalized
four cents because the fire department
politically controlled.
Says Board Needs Control
Saying that the board of underwrite
I ers is an economic necessity but needs
i controlling, _ he mentioned a measure
j now in the "Senate, after 'having passed
| the House of Representatives, which
! seeks to restrict boards of underwriter!*
, and permits appeals to the State Insur
; ance Commissioner from rates establisti-
I ed by the board.
1 Mr. Cunningham advocated leglsia
• tion which wo ill <1 compel fire insurance
i companies to report by cities the actual
fire losses paid out on claims together
Continued on Mnth Page.
Washington Dispatch Says He Will Be
Candidate for Committeeman
The probabilities are that the Demo
cratic State Committee will be called to
meet some time in June to elect a suc
cessor to A. Mitchell Palmer as Demo
cratic National Committeeman. Ac
cording to a Washington dispatch,
| Vance C. McCormick, of this city, will
|be a candidate. Mr. McCormick was
out of the city to-day and could not be
A second candidate is Congressman
John J. Casey, of Wilkes-Barre, who
succeeded Mr. Palmer as a member of
the Congressional Ways and Means
Committee and whose friends are push
ing his claims for the place on the
National Committee. The Washington
dispatch said:
"Vance C. McCormick, who was the
Democratic candidate for Governor of
Pennsylvania last year, will be elected
National Committeeman to succeed A.
Mitchell Palmer. The action will be
taken by the Democratic State Com
mittee about June 1, when Roland S.
Morris, Strite chairman, returns from
Europe. Mr. McCormick while here
said he would submit his candidacy to
the State Committee. Inasmuch as* the
reorganize™ are in control, three to
one, his election is assured."
Sailers, at 60 Year*, Makes Hl* Pint
Trip on That Kind of Machine
Former Sheriff Charles W. Sellers,
of Dauphin, 60 years old, took his first
motorcycle ride to-day and enjoyed it
so well that he is thinking of taking
to cycling fbr a regular means of rec
He made the trip all the way from
his hotel, in Dauphin, to this "city, a
distance of 9 miles, and then turned
around and made the return trip. Ac
companying the Sheriff on the machine
was W. K. Douglas, of Dauphin.
The Sheriff was 60 years old on the
Bth day of this month. He enjoys the
health of the ordinary man at 30 and
»aid at the close of the 18-mile trip
that he felt no fatigue whatever.
McKee to Oo Under the Knife
Logan McKee, Secretary of the
Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, who
was taken to the Harrisburg Hospital
on Tuesday night suffering from acute
appendicitis, was reported this after
noon to 'bo resting comfortably. If pos
sible he will be removed to-morrow to
his home where an operation will be
Injured in Pall From Wagon
Josiah Zeigler, 42 years of age, a
teamster for Charles Derr, a farmer re
siding near Paxtang, was admitted to
the Harrisburg hospital this morning
suffering with severe contusions of the
back be received in a fall from a
Berlin, April 29 (by Wireless to Say
ville).—At army headquarters to-day
the following statement was issued:
"All attacks against the <serman po
sitions on the west bank of the eanal
north of Ypres failed. The number of
cannon of the enemy captured by the
Germans was increased to 63.
''Southeast of Verdun the German
positions were advanced by more than
100 yards. Captured French soldiers
confess that they were in great fear,
having been told by their officers that
the Germans shot all prisoners.
"South of Kalwarva, Russian Po
land. the Germans occupied the tillage
of Kovale and the height a short dis
tance south of Dachovo. South of
Sochaczaw the Germans conquered a
Russian point of support."
Paris, April 29, 2.33 P. M.—The
Freuch war office gave out a report
of the progress of hostilities reading
as follows:
"In Belgium we have continued to
progress in conjunction with Belgian
troops, in a uortheruly direction. On
the right bank of the Yser canal we
took 150 prisoners as well as two ma
chine guns. There is nothing new on
the heights of the ileuee nor in the
"The enemy has bombarded by
means of flying machine!! and using in
cendiary shells the open town of Ep
ernay, occupied exclusively at the time
by hospital detachments.
"Definite information whieh has
come to hand wets forth that the Zep
pelin airship which eight days ago
threw bombs on Dunkirk, was serious
ly damaged by our artillery. Finding
it impossible to navigate further, the
machine was wrecked in the trees be
tween Bruges and Ghent."
liondon, April 29, 11.33 A. M.—
There has been given out in Belgian
military headquarters an official report
of the progress of hostilities which
"Several points on our front, euch
as Ramscapelle, Pervyse, Lampemisie
and Osvleperen, hSve been repeatedly
bombarded. The Belgian artillery has
rigorously co-operated with the French
in their attack against Steenstnuite.
Our aviators have shown great activ
Von Kluck on Road to Recovery
Amsterdam, Holland, April 29, Via
Loudon 1.45 P. M.—General Von
Kluck, the German commander who was
wounded last month, is uow on the road
to recovery, according to the Hamburg
"Nachrichten." This newspaper adds
that the general is now able to appear
in the garden of his villa, which has
been converted into a hospital.
Shipping Submarines in Sections
Ancona, Italy, April 28, Via Paris,
April 29, 3.40 A. M.—lnformation has
been received from I'ola, the Austrian
naval base, to the effect that several
German submarines have been shipped
there in sections by railroad.
Half a Dozen Persons Interested In
Transaction, Including a Number
of Properties, Effected To-day
A |60,000 real estate ileal, partici
pated in toy at least half a dozen per
sons and involving a score or more
transfers of properties, was completed
at the office of 'Recorder of Deeds O. G.
Wiekersham, this afternoon.
Edward Moeslein, former Building In
spector of Harrisburg, representing the
Provident 'Building and Loan Associa
tion, conveyed oine properties at Sixth
and Kelker streets, to Robert Rosen
berg, Samuel Fishman, Samuel Katzman
and Louis Baturin. •/
The purchasers of this realty in turn
conveyed it to W. S. Harris for the con
sideration of his conveying title of the
following properties to the grantors:
1603 Market street; plot of ground
fronting 139 feet on Mucin y street;
640 Reilv street, 2321 "Jefferson and
2046-48-50-52-54 Swatara street.
Benova Druggist Obtains License to
Make Third Matrimonial Plunge
Twice married before, the first wife
having died and he having obtained a
divorce from the necond, Harry B.
Foresman, a druggist of Renova, Pa.,
is about to take another step into the
matrimonial field. He Obtained a li
cense here to-day to wed Miss Cathe
rine E. Meyers, of Newberry. The
prospective bridegroom gave 4'2 an his
age. The bride-to-be is 45. The drug
gist'e first wife died on April 14,
1910, anil it will be one year ago to
morrow that he divorced the second.
Both members of who
obtained a license here to-day said
that they had been married before and
incidentally, each said divorce hud been
the means of separation. The couple
was Leroy Meisenheimerj 30 years
old, and Susan E. Shatto, 25, both of
this city. The Meieenheimer divorce
was on December 18, 1908, and that
of bis prospective bride was on May
25, 1914.
Other marriage lisenses were issued
ae follows:
John E. Diffenderfer, Steelton, and
Alma V. Meinsler, Middletown; Mieo
Miljevic and Magda Kovaca, both of
Brooklyn Will Keep Wheat
New York, April 29.—Officers of the
Brooklyn National League baseball club
to-day denied that Zack Wheat, the
heavy hitting outfielder, was to be
traded or sold to the New York Na
Landing Forces of Lat
ter Meet With Disas
ter in Attempt to In
vade Dardanelles
Eighty Thousand French and ""British
Soldiers Are Apparently Routed by
80,000 Turks In the Invaalon of
the Gallopoli Peninsula
Constantinople, Tuesday, April 27,
Via Amsterdam, April 29, and London,
April 29, 10.55 A. M.—There hai
been given out here an official an
nouncement bearing on the fighting in
the Dardanelles, which reads:
"Sighi Dere, to the west of Seddul
Bahr, has been cleared of the enemy.
The enemy who landed near Kaba Te
peh, endeavored to maintain their posi
tions under cover of their ships but
early in the our troops stormed
these positions and forced the enemy
back along the whole front, inflicting
severe losses on them. Part of th»
enemy fled in the direction of the sea
and taking to their boats disappeared.
Those, unable to escape, raised the
white flag and surrendered en masse.
"A transport of the enemy was sunk
off Avi Burun on the west coast of the
Peninsula of, (iallipoli. 'L*ater reports
declare that hostile forces estimated
at four brigades have been driven into
the sea on the coast of Kaba Tepeh."
Berlin, April 29, By Wireless to
Sayville.—Advices from Constantinople
as given out here to-day by the Over
seas News Agency, are that the force*
which the French and British attempt
ed to land at the Dardanelles num
bered about 80,000 men. Landing op
erations were undertaken at three
points on the European and one on thie
Asiatic side of the straits.
London, April 28, 11 A. M.— The
following dispatch has been received by
'the Exchange Telegraph Company:
"The British force landed on the
European coast of the Dardanelles has
been entrusted solely with the mission
of occupying the Gallipoli peninsula
which is defended by 60,000 Turks.
"The French force has been landed
entirely on the Asiatic coast with the
object of advancing along the Litteral
to keep pace with the progress made
by the British on the opposite coast.
"The bombardment of the strait*
was resumed Tuesday and lasted 12
hours. It was directed particularly at
the Kilid Bahr forts."
Be port That Allies Have Won
London, April 29, 12.12 P. iM.—la
a dispatch from Athens the correspond
ent of the Exchange Telegraph Com
pany says that fierce fighting through
out Wednesday on the shores of Suvla
toay, on the . western side of the Gal
lipoli peninsula, eighteen miles north
of the southern extremity, resulted in
the success of the allies.
The losses of the Turks were serious.
One entire battalion was captured by
the allies.
Turkish and British reports of the
land operations in the Dardanelles re
gion again are in direct conflict. From
the Turkish version it would appear
that the Anglo-French land invasion has
resulted in disaster for the allies. Fur
ther claims to victories are made In an
official report from Constantinople to
day. It is said the forces which land
ed near Kaba Tepeh were forced back
along the whole front with heavy lossea,
four brigades being driven into the sea
and others surrendering. One trans
port is said to have been sunk.
British official reports give no hint
of a defeat. The latest statement from
London says the land forces have suc
ceeded in establishing a- line across the
Gallipoli peninsula, on the European
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rise in Westinghouse to OS, and the losi
of the greater part of Steel's gain
marked the late trading. The «!««««»
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