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fall into his power. They fleeced her
for $35,000 to hide the affair.
Five Chicagoans, two of them
women; with an uncontrollable desire
for dancing and members of the op
posite sex, were fleeced of. $50,000;
The apartments at the Tyson were"
lavishly furnished. Every evidence
of great wealth was in sight. In
trunks the police found snapshots of
men and women in embarrassing po
sitions. An opium layout was also
found. Prosecution forjpium ped
dling is planned. Chas."E. Erbstein
is att'y for the syndicate.
LONDON MAKES BIG CLAIMS
BERLIN DOES LIKEWISE
London. 40,000 Germans have
been killed, wounded or captured
since Anglo-French armies resumed
offensive on Somme with battering
blows that bent back Teuton lines.
Germans still clinging to village of
Denicourt under heavy French -assault
and making counter attacks
against Berny and Vermandovillers,
lost to French yesterday.
North of river British artillery
checked one German counter attack
after another with storm of shrapnel
and at same time opened bombard
ment of Grandcourt and Le Sars, on
two highways leading to Bapaume.
Allied successes have had a most
profound effect in' Berlin, according
to Hague dispatches today. Germans
had been led to believe that Somme
drive had been halted by inability of
British to capture Flers-Courcelette
line and to break through German'
defenses around Thiepval. German J
papers are now preparing public for
early evacuation of both Peronne
and Combles and pointing out that a
retirement on a wide front may be
come necessary for strategic rea
sons. Dispatches from press headquar
ters are full of exploits of new Brit
ish armored cars or "tanks." One
correspondent reported that they are
not armored cars at all, but huge
machine gun fire, like a duck t does
water and .can only be damaged by a
dead hit from a big shell.
Berlin. Russo-Rumanian forces
already have retreated more than 50
miles from Bulgarian frontier' and
are falling steadily back on Cerna-voda.-Constanza
line, where battle is
In attempt to relieve the Teutonic "
pressure in Drobrudja Russians are
attacking- in force at several places
along Austro-German front. At only
one point, Halftz, did Russian attack
meet with success.
Austro-Germans continue retire
ment in Central -Transylvania, but
are holding their wings firmly
against -Rumanian attacks-.
Rome. Italians have broken-Austrian
third line in region of "Monfal
cone after three days of 'fierce fight
ing. Paris. French troops surrounded
i village of Deniecourt, south of the
Somme. Germans counter-attacked
savagely on whole front south of the
Somme. Three violent attacks were
made east of village of Berny and
south of Dentecourt, where French
repulsed onslaughts and then made
London. British, n'aval aeroplanes
successfully bombarded German
aerodome at St. Denis-Westrem ii
Belgium. One of flyers was forced
to land in Holland, where he was interned.
HEAD JANITOR SUICIDES
Thos. Cutter, 40, foreman of jan
itors -in Continental and Commercial
Bank building, Adams and La Salle
sts., found dead in office on 19th floor
of building. Carbolic acid bottle by
his side. Suicide, say police.
BITS OF NEWS
$800 worth of coal burned in hung
ers of Midland Linseed Oil Co.'s
plant, 92-7 Blackhawk.
Sheds used by Martin Baltos. 1638
W. 39th St., and John Putlaka, 1638
W. 38th pL, burned
land battleships that shed ordinary I