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the Atlantic steamship lanes near
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COMPLICATION WITH GERMANY
POSSIBLE OVER RAIDER
Washington, Jan. 20. Danger of
complications -with Germany over
marine problems seemed to author
ities today to be nearer than for
Her capture of neutrals and mak
ing them prisoners on the steamer
Yarrowdale, plus the strong trend of
German .sentiment toward wider
submarining, made these possibili
ties more ominous. '
The official German statement re
counting that the missing Yarrow
dale with more than 450 souls
aboard had been "brought into har
bor as a prize with a number of
neutral prisoners gave rise to a
graver concern than anything that
has happened in months of ups and
downs of a critical relationship.
Germany explained the neutrals
had been made prisoners in cases
where they ha dtaken pay for em
ployment on armed enemy vessels.
GERMANS CAPTURE NANESTI
IN HAND-TO-HAND FIGHTING
Berlin, via Sayville Wireless.
Capture of Rumanian town of Na
nesti on river Sereth yesterday by
storm in hand-to-hand fighting an
nounced. Capture was made despite
Paris. Violent artillery action in
region of Plesses de Roye only activ
ity reported from west front.
London. Considerable loss of
life, exact toll not being available
officially caused by explosion in mu
nitions factory near London last
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MYSTERY IN DISAPPEARANCE
There is considerable mystery be
hind the disappearance of Mrs,- Min
nie Sauck, 55, 1836 N. Kimball av.
Her daughter, Mrs. C. A. Olson, asked
the police today to locate her. Ac
cording to the daughter's story, Mrs.
Sauck was called on the phone Jan.
IB and asked to meet a doctor at
Paulina and Madison. Shes has not
been seen since. She was a midwife.
ARMOUR INTERESTS v WORK
AGAINST CHICApO HOME RULE
Frank 0. Lowden's pledge tp help
Chicago get home rule is being
talked about a good deal these days. J
As the home rule situation is now
shaping up, it looks as though it de
pends on Lowden. All parties and
factions from Chicago who are to go
before the legislature and speak for
Chicago seem to be agreed on what
they want. Unless some kind of a '
fal7out or fight is manipulated in
side the city of Chicago lobby going
to Springfield, there will be a solid
front demanding that the gas, trac
tion and phone corporations of Chi
cago be placed under government of
the city council.
First signs that a split in the Chi
cago lobby is wished for by the utili
ties is seen in a statement by R. J.
Dunham to the Daily News saying:
"Chicago's prospects for obtaining
home rule over its public utilities will
be impaired if the city council in
sists on a forfeiture of the Automatic
Dunham is vice president of Ar
mour & Co, and a managing director
of the Illinois Tunnel Co. Forfeiture
is such a "poor bargain" that it will
hurt city credit and spoil chances for
a home rule bill from the state legis
lature, as Dunham sees it
"The city stands better in the
financial world because of its course
in the automatic," said Aid. Werner.
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FRANCIS V. PUTNAM IS DEAD
Francis V. Putnam, real estate
broker and former paying teller of
tne Continentaraijd Commercial Na- "
tional bank, swallowed poison and i
died at St. Luke's hospital this- morn
ing. ' He was estranged from his wife
and it is believed this caused him to
take the poison,
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