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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 28, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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"Sirs. Hoy was the first to suc
cumb at 1:30 a. m. Then the negro
Coffey about 1:45 a. m.; then Eliza
beth Hoy about 2:30.
"Several bodies were thrown over
Total tonnage sunk since ruthless
submarine warfare began Feb. 1,
British ships sunk 110
Other belligerent ships sun 20
American ships sunk w 2
Other neutral ships sunk 51
Total ships sunk 183
Berlin press bureau report of Feb.
26 estimated January sinkings by
submarine and mines at 228 ships,
total tonnage, 439,50091 British,
79 other eblligerents and 58 neutrals.
Hostile ships sunk since beginning
of war, 4,357,500 tons.
Neutral ships sunk or condemned,
459 ships, 641,000 tons.
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Att'ys Darrow and Sissman, rep
resenting -250 garment strikers who
may be cited for contempt of court
for picketing, appeared before Judge
Baldwin this morning. Louis Jacob
son for the garment manufacturers,
had claimed garment workers' pay
ranged from 59.75 to $37.50. Dar
row, at that time, said the strike
would be called off if that fact were
So they all dropped into court to
day to hear the proof. But Jacobson
said he was in a trap. I didn't figure '
that the labor was split," he said, j
"Some are paid for piecework and
some on time." That was as far as
his proof went The case was con
tinued to Monday. Clarence Darrow
claimed that Ben"Schlessing has not
been uringing strikers to picket.
Washington. Senate military
committee agreed to report army bill
carrying amendment providing for
universal military training.
London, Feb. 28. British forces
axe giving retreating Turks beyond
Kut-el-Amara no chance to re-form
their columns. The pursuit is con
tinuing and retreating enemy forces
are being engaged on three sides.
Berlin, via Sayyille Wireless. Ger
man naval plane in Northern Aegean
sea successfully bomber a hostile
transport ship. The machine re
turned safely in spite of violent shell
ing and pursuit by two hostile planes.
Berlin, via Sayville Wireless In
Ancre sector infantry engagements
in forefield of our positions took po
sitions desired by our command.
"A primary election cannot com
pete with a European war," was the
comment of F. B. Johnstone, presi
dent Municipal Voters' league.
"There have been so many events
of world-wide importance the last
few weeks that it is small wonder
the voters gave scant attention to
their duty at the polls.
"One important factor was the
stealthy use of the so-called religious
issue. It is never resorted to by those
holding sincere beliefs, but is used to
hoodwink the voter and divert his
attention' from the real character of
the candidates and issues. A contin
uance of the practice is bound to be
disastrous to the community.
"The defeat of the vigorous, hard
hitting and fearless Buck is a great
loss. While one at times may differ
from him on questions of policy, no
one can deny him the merit of hav
ing the courage of his convictions
and of fighting sturdily in the open
to uphold them."
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Indianapolis, Ind. Gov. Goodrich
signed "seven-eighths" woman suf
frage bill with Mrs. Goodrich the
only woman witnessing ceremony.
La Porte, Ind. Fifty automobile
destroyed in garage fire.

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