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. SELLING OF SCHOOL LAND BELIEVED BLOCKED Attempts of the Tribune-Jake Loeb-Sam Ettelson forces to pass new laws for selling of Chicago school lands will fail, says gossip from Springfield. The Baldwin bill taking away from city council all ,power over school land and author izing the school board exclusively to sell school land will not have as easy a time getting by in the house as it jaid in the senate. With a little more time and a little m6re publicity it couldn't have got by the senate as it did. Provisions in the Mueller bill for empowering the school board to sell school land will be discussed to morrow. School Trustee Max Loeb will urge revaluation clauses for 99- year school land leases. Others who will argue against the school board having absolute authority over school lands are Mary McDowell of Public Education ass'n, Harriet Vit tum and Rebecca Hefter of Woman's City club. o o PROTEST AGAINST CLOSING CITY HALL MARCH 17 The Illinois State Court of the Guardians of Liberty has protested to the city council against the closing of the City Hall on St Patrick's day.. In a letter, received by each alder man, Ernest W. J. Hughes, state guardian, said the closing of the hall on that day is merely a mark of re spect to a "certain seCw" ' o o CAR STRIKE IN WASHINGTON Washington, March 12. Washing ton is today In the throes of its- long threatened street car strike. The men were to have acted March 5, but, on a patriotic appeal, postponed their action until after the Inauguration. Company officials immediately put to work 500 strikebreakers, import ed from Philadelphia, New York and Baltimore. o o 200 "DEAD" IN POLICE- STATION Two hundred "dead" were found buried in the Hyde Park police sta tion last night! Lieut Chas. Herts rilade the discovery while rummag ing through the station following a "clean-up" order. The dead were found in a closet beneath the stairs. There Is some curiosity as to the murderers. The dead were whisky 'bottles. o o ENGLAND FEELS SHORTAGE OF POTATOES SUGAR SCARCE ' London, March 12. England feels the pinch of shortage of potatoes in her decreased food supplies today more than America would under the same circumstances. The vegetable Is regarded as an essential ingredient of every meaL It is this shortage of potatoes that is causing the only real outcry here. It was manifested in accusations from the poorer quarters of London that certain provision shops and mar kets are saving up their present sup plies, hoping later to extract extor tionate prices. Sugar is also steadily diminishing. So are some other commodities, but to & much less degree. o o ' TELEGRAPH BRIEFS Aberdeen, S. D. Albert Bass over came objections of recruiting .officer to his being under weight when he said he had walked 42 miles from Tu- lars, through tremendous snowdrifts, to enlist v New York. American line will at once resume weekly sailing to Liv erpool with ships armed. Washington. Executive council. A. P. of L., completes general state ment of labors attitude toward na tional defense to be presented today to conference of 100 labor leaders for ratification. Sofia. Officially denied that the Bulgarian government has addressed note to U. S. which would mean a diplomatic break. London. Duchess of Connaueht, dangerously ill, is today perceptibly weaker. Broncho-pneumonia.