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has ordered 2 dirigible airships for
war purposes, according to local
builders as result of observations car
ried on at seat of war in Europe.
Washington. Germany has
agreed to principle of proposed peace
treaty with U. S., but details have
not yet been taken up, according to
announcement by Sec'y of State
London. The admission that the
Germans have again resumed the
offensive, on the east and west wings
of the battle line in Prance is caus
ing some apprehension here that the
government may be holding back
important news. This continues in
the face of .denials by headquarters,
which maintains that whatever
ground was yielded will be regained
when the reinforcements now being
moved reach their new positions.
The expalnation given by the crit
ics for the great activity of the Ger
mans is that they have discovered
they cannot keep the spirits of their
men up by a defensive campaign. So
they are staking everything on a se
ries of blows at the points of the bat
tie line that their military aviators
have decided are the weakest.
There is no apprehension in mili
tary circles. It is stated there that
not only is the situation excellent,
but that it is constantly improving.
While there is no official confirma
tion of the report sent by the Am
sterdam correspondent of the Stand
ard that' Field Marshal Von Moltke
has been superseded as chief of staff
by the comparatively unknown Major
Gen. Voights-Rhetz, it is generally
accepted here as true.
Von Moltke has never been a strik
ink success even at manoeuvers and
it has been reported several times
that his strong beliefs in Christian
Science have been severely criticised
by .his fellow staff members. But the
chief complaint, it is believed here,
was that he refused to sanction cer
tain spectacular campaign plans on
which the kaiser had set his heart
and that as a result he was relegated
to the rear. Gen. Voights-Rhetz is
an absolutely unknown quantity in
Livy Richard writes of a "ripe min
ister." Waddaya mean, ripe minister?
One that's ready to pick? Or to can?
In the Illinois senatorial race or
ganization appears to be on the sides
of Sullivan and Sherman sentiment
Sometimes sentiment 'wins.
Will the trust press now roast Aid.
Cullerton because he put something
over in the interest of the people?
Anyhow council evidently didn't
take much stock in that eleventh
hour opinion of Corporation Counsel
It might be a good thing for Beck
with, his successor, to look that mat
ter up again and then come across
with another opinion.
George Reynolds has now got into
his new bank building and is ready to
look after the Chicago end of the
money trust as usual.
Isn't it about time for the banking
tightwads to cut the rate of interest,
loosen up a bit and give industry a
chance to hum?
Hearst is kicking against a war tax
on autos hoping, no doubt, to get
more auto advertising.
Now that council has voted to de
clare the Automatic phone plant for
feited, The Post is the first of the
trust papers to rush to the rescue of
the Bell phone trust.
The newspaper conspiracy of
silence didn't work, however. The
papers finally had to let their read
ers in on the secret.
Now they'll have to come out open
ly for the phone trust or duck.
Fort Smith, Ark. Street car ser
vice in Ft. Smith and Van Buren tied
up by walkout of motormen and con
ductors, following discharge of 16
members of recently organized union.