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BRITISH APPROACH BAGDAD
GERMAN DROP 15 AIRPLANES
London. British troops have ap
proached almost within range of
Bagdad. Monday British cavalry en
gaged Turkish rear guard at.Lajj,
nine miles southeast ofCtesiphon."
Paris. Trench raids and sapping
activity gained many German pris
oners, while German attempts to
penetrate to French trenches were
checked with heavy losses.
Berlin, via Sayville Wireless..
From March 1 to 3 reports of sub
marines have arrived indicating ships
totaling 204,000 gross tons have
been sunk, official press bureau an
nounced. Fifteen hostile aeroplanes were
shot down by German forces on the
western front On the Scarpe, both
sides of the Ancre, on the Somme,
on the east bank of the Meuse and
in Champaign there was lively artil
lery activity yesterday.
Berlin, via Tuckerton Wireless.
Russian armored cruiser Rurik, 15,
000 tons, struck mine in Finland bay
and was greatly damaged, official
ress bureau declared.
BUZZING BEE" CABARET SCENE
OF BUZZING BULLETS
Tio "Buzzing Bee" cabaret at 35th
uo Indiana av., long a hang-out for
i.k.5, was the scene of a wild gun
atJtr early this morning. Two wom-
i: use said to have been among those
Ml by bullets. The police seem
strangely quiet regarding the prin
cipals in the revolver battle.
All that the Stanton av. police offi
cials knew, according to their early
morning statements, was that three
patrolmen, standing in front of the
place at 1 a. m. today, heard a nunr
ber of shots. When they rushed into
the cabaret, however, they saw only
one gun and that was in the hands
of Thomas Kelly, the bartender.
But a story drifting around the
neighborhood is to the effect that
there were at least a dozen revolv
ers spitting fire at the height of the
fight, which started when a group
of patrons, well-known in the under
world, hissed the singer.
Gene Geary and James Shea, pro
prietors of the place, were taken to
the station along with the battling
bartender, Kelly. -They were silent.
ROBT MARCY'S NAME DRAGGEDlfc
INTO BIG GRAFT STORY w
The name of Rob't Marcy, a mem
ber of the Illinois state legislature,
was dragged into the Costello graft
story, according to a statement is
sued from the state's attorney's
office yesterday. According to Ass't -State's
Att'y Michael Sullivan, who '
has charge of the office in Hoyne's
absence, Marcy is the mysterious
"major" named in Police Lieut.
White's green book of graft
Marcy today declared his inno-
cence of connection with the vice
ring and said he was a good friend
of State's Att'y Hoyne.
"If Hoyne had any charges against
me I'm sure he would call me in, be--cause
we have been good friends for
many years," declared Marcy. "I ;
know Lieut White, but our relations .
were only of the cleanest sort"
Meyer Cossman and George Wal-
ker were questioned about 18th ward.
graft last week, it became known
The vicesituation in this ward is,
the first matter put before the March..,
grand jury. At least fifty indictments;.,
PREDICT SETTLEMENT OF NEW
Settlement of the scrap between '
the Building Trades Council and the "
Union Station Co., which has held up
work on the new $50,000,000 depot
since last July, was predicted today "
as a result of the conference called -for
2:30 this afternoon between
union officials and railroad heads. "
Trouble started in July because the '
union heads claimed that union labor "
was not employed exclusively as '
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