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soon the scrapping gangs separated
arid scattered over the bridge.
Policeman Conlon went after the
last fighting pair, knocked one of
them down, chased the other off the
bridge and then walked back to the
spot where the argument-started.
The circulation sluggers were
dazed by the way their private little
fight had been interrupted. It was
something new to have a policeman
use his club in stopping their quar
rels. They hung around the girders
of the bridge and watcher Conlon.
With everything serene the police
man started back to his post. A
slugger, taking advantage of the of
ficer's turned back, sneaked up near
him and then with a rush he cracked
the officer on the head with a "billy."
Down went Policeman Conlon and
op him pounced half a dozen of the
newspaper sluggers who "wanted to
teach this fresh cop a lesson." "Sil
lies," knuckles and shoes soon left
the policeman unconscious and cov
ered with blood on the sidewalk of
the bridge. Then the sluggers scat
tered. Another policeman reached the
bridge and when he saw Conlon he
called the ambulance. The wounded
man was taken to the Iroquois hos
pital and then to his home.
Lieut Martin of the traffic division,
Conlon's superior officer, sent out a
squad of police "an hour after the
slugging, but the newspaper men
had scattered over the city.
Ass't Chief Herman Schuettler
sent out detectives from his chief's
staff in an effort to get the sluggers.
"If there is a newspaper circula
tion war on in this city I am going to
get into it," he declared. "We don't
know for sure yet that the men were
of the Herald and Examiner, but re
ports which I have say that"
Conlon, in b.ed this morning, was
able to taik but little of the slugging.
"It all happened so quickly and I
was hit from behind, so I am not
sure just what did happen. I had
just stopped the fight between the
sluggers I think they were from the
Herald and Examiner and started
off the bridge when something hit me
and I went down like a log."
No arrests have been made.
AUSTRIAN AND ITALIAN FLEETS
Athens, Dec. 10. A naval battle
may have occurred between Austrian
and Italian squadrons off Albanian
Italian squadron appeared while
Austrians were bombarding San Gio
vanni di Medua. No other details
Athens. Shortage of coal in
Greece threatening to cause suspen
sion of navigation and of railway
traffic. Government has appealed to
England for relief.
Vienna. Montenegrin and Serbian
bands continue to retreat before the
Austrian invaders of Montenegro. All
Italian attacks near Goritz have been
Paris. German troops repulsed
beyond crest south of St. Souplet.
Athens. Allies continue retreat
toward Greek frontier. Salonika dis
patches reported retirement of the
French forces from Demirkapu and
declared belief is growing that expe
ditionary forces may evacuate Ser
bian territory entirely. Bulgarian
advance guard reported to have
reached Greek border.
British are now bearing brunt of
fighting. Massed Bulgarian divisions
are assailing British front near Va
landovo. Plan is to batter in British
line near Greek frontier, forcing into
hasty retirement of entire expedition
ary force. Extremely cold weather
strongly favors success of Bulgarian
London. Danish steamer Minsk
suhk by German submarine.
London. Exchange Telegraph's
Geneva correspondent wired he
learned from reliable sources. Hun
gary is resolved to make peace with
out consent of either Austria or Germany.