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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 08, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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boh had written the peace note on
his own typewriter, and that none of
the executive staff had any hand in
it. No newspaperman, he believed,
had - knowingly violated confidence
on Sec'y -Lansing's announcement
about the note. "
Tumulty criticized Rep. Wood for
demanding an investigation on such
"flimsy evidence" as the A. Curtis
letter.
Sec'y of State Lansing told the
committee of the preparation of the
note, detailing the hands through,
which it had passed before being dis
patched. He said every man who
had handled the document was a
trusted employe and he was unable
to account for the leak.
GERMANS CAPTURE FOCSANI
WITH 3,910 PRISONERS
Berlin, via Wireless to Sayville.
Focsani was captured by Germans
yesterday with 3,910 prisoners.
Forcing back of Rumanian forces
from strongly fortified main pass of
Mor Odobest to Putna, .and storming,
in hand-to-hand fighting, of enemy
positions south of Milcovu reported.
Focsani lies nearly 100 miles north
of Bucharest It is an important
strategic point midway between
Hungary and Russia in narrowest
part of neck which connects Ruma
nia with northern province of Mol
davia. Paris. Patrol engagements in the
Bouchavsnes region and forest of
Parroy reported. Elsewhere nothing
important
Berlin, via Wireless to Sayville.
Loss of six aeroplanes by enemy
through German air victories and
shots from defensive cannon an
nounced from western front Artil
lery duels increased in intensity on
Yser front
Russian 'forces which attacked
againvesterday with strong columns
on front west of the road from Riga
to Mitau, succeeded in broadening
somewhat the terrain gained Jan. 5
on. the Aa river.
MODEL MURDER NOT SOLVED
LEWIS' NAME MAY BE
CLEARED OF GUILT
, Philadelphia, Jan. 8. The murder
of Mazie Colbert, pretty model,
which was thought cleared by the
suicide of Bernard W. Lewis, Pitts
burgh millionaire's son, becamea
live mystery today.
Detectives are searching for a man
who was brought into the case by
Bessie Colbert, sister of the dead
model. Bessie Colbert declared she
heard one of her sister's wealthy ad
mirers say:
"I'll get -back that diamond ring
even if I have to choke the life out
of her."
The entire case probably will be
reopened. Lewis committed suicide
in an Atlanic Ciy hotel last Thursday
when police were about to arrest him
in connection with the murder.
Another piece of information that
detectives must investigate is that a
woman is said to. have declared she
saw Maizie Colbert alive on Friday,
Dec. 29, last That is the day she is
supposed to have been murdered. "
If this statement can be proved
true, then Lewis' name will be clear
of all blame, for he was known to
have been in Germantown Friday
afternoon, visiting the Misses Ethel
and Mabel Kyle, who were with him
in his taxjcab the night before, when
he is said to have gone to Miss Col-
bert's apartment.
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CAR HITS WOMAN CREW FLED
SAY THE POLICE
According to story told police, the
crew of a Blue Island interurban car
fled after carrying into a Baloon a'
woman hit by their car at 99th and
Vincennes road. . ,
Woman was Miss Ida Gree'n, 9752
Winston av. She bruised about both
hips and severely cut She told po-
lice the motorman was No. 109 and
the conductor No. 230.
The game of polo was introduced
into Britain from India in 1872.

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