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ENGINEERING COMMISSION TO
The engineering commission of
Chicago, under contract to solve
the transportation problem for $90,
000 and expenses, has niade a discov
ery. It appears that many people are
traveling through the loop each day
to get to work in a roundabout way.
Looking again, it appears that the
majority of all of the surface lines,
the "L" lines and the steam roads
end or loop in the loop.
So the first job of the engineers
will be to prove or disprove that
loop looping and terminals are un
necessary, that they aid congestion,
boost real estate value, provide rotten
service and help the big State street
PRESIDENT DENOUNCES SOME U.
Washington, March 4. The white
house issued the following statement
"When Secretary Tumulty's atten
tion was called to the story appearing
in certain papers that the president
had resigned, or was considering re
signing, he said:
" 'An American newspaper that
would publish a story of that kind in
a situation like the one which now
confronts America dinhonors itself.' "
JEWELER DECLINES AID OF CITY
The Chicago police department ex
ists for the ostensible purpose of pro
tecting lives and catching crooks and
When two of the finest of the city
police detectives went to Dreicer &
Co.'s jewelry shop, Blackstone hotel,
to get his story about the $25,000 dia
mond robbery they had read about
in the newspapers, Manager E. L.
Smith told them he did not want their
So far as Smith is concerned the
Chicago police dep't is a nonentity.
Le figures the Finkertons bat 1,000
par cent stronger in the Sleuths'
league, and has turned 40 Pinks loose
on trail of the diamond robber.
STRUGGLE FOR VERDUN GROWS
FIERCER NEW DRIVE
London. French troops under Gen.
Petain have completely blocked all
German attempts to capture Pepper
Heights north of Verdun by flank at
Driven out of Douaumont village, "
Petain is making stand around strong
redoubt less than mile southeast of
Douaumont. Here French have re
pulsed with heavy losses successive
charges by Teutons who hope to
penetrate French front and cut off
defenders of Pepper Heights.
Battle around Verdun has now
been resumed. Fighting is as fierce "
as on early days of crown prince's
drive. Germans are wasting lives la
vishly, rolling up regiment after regi
ment to smother French artillery
Germans now hold practically all
of Douaumont village. Teutons have
renewed their attack on village of
Vaux, preliminary to grand assault
on Fort DeVaux, just south of the
Berlin.; 2 French auxiliary cruis
ers and 1 English patrol boat have
been sunk by German submarines.
London. Proclamations calling to
colors all married men attested under
Derby recruiting campaign between
ages of 19 and 27, inclusive, posted
today. Men summoned to report
Paris. Lively artillery duels con
tinued on front north of Verdun last
Berlin. No important German suc
cesses around Verdun recorded. )
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New York. Mrs. Cora Maude
Clark, who was "boo-ful baby" of
John Leon Martin, formerly stock
broker, was also very expensive. Jury
in supreme court awarded Mrs. Clark
$40,000 in her breach of promise suit
for 550,000 damages.