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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 24, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 2

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"The contract to sell to the Chi
cago Telephone Co. for $6,300,000 ex
pires July 1, 1916, and the ruinous
situation for us is this: A final court
decision on the forfeiture clause can
not be obtained beforejthe expiration
of the contract. We might as well
tear up our contract now, even if we
should win in the courts. To force
us into litigation seems inequitable
and unjust Chicago would lose by
reason of the lack of confidence of
investors in all Chicago securities."
This statement from Armour was
made to the Tribune by Dunham yes
terday and was carefully prepared
and directly authorized by Armour
himself.
Comment of aldermen on Armour's
admission is generally:
"Now we know who we5re fight
ing. We're glad the mask is off. It's
been on long enough."
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ITALY AT WAR! COMPLICATES
THE GERMAN SITUATION
Washington. Italy's entrance into
Washington. Italy's entrance into
war overshadows everything else in
international line today.
Accepted here that latest develop
ment greatly complicated German
situation, completely blocking one of
the last two remaining highways for
entrance of supplies into Teutonic
empire. Also expected further to de
lay German reply to Wilson note.
United States prepared to extend
neutrality to include Italy. Procla
mation sitailar to those already is-sued-on
Pres. Wilson's desk awaiting
his signature.
Question whether thousands of
Italians in this country liable to mili
tary sjervice- ate to be summoned
home atonceinterests officials. Be
lieved most of them would respond
readily. Stated this would affect U. S.
more from labor- standpoint than any
other developments since war began.
Italians declared in last few years to
have monopoly of construction work,
and if thpv rptnrn tn fie'ht fami'no fe
predicted in common labor market 1
Berlin. Germany officially de
clared that "a state of war now ex
ists betwee nthis country and Italy."
Immediatel yaf te rannouncement was
issued telegraphic instructions were
sent to German ambassador at Rome
and to German consular representa
tives in Italy to leave immediately.
Vienna. Austrian mob attacked
Italian consulate at Triests. Driven
off by police. Street demonstrations
followed word that Italy had declared
war.
Rome. 80 Austrian and German
vesels in Italian ports, valued at $20
000,000, ordered seized. Among them
are several of the finest vessels of the
German merchant marine, interned
at Genoa since beginning of Euro
pean war.
Constantinople. Anglo-French -troops
at Dardanelles reinforced by
arrival of several transports off en
trance to strait
INVASION OF N. Y. WHITE WAY
COST HER ABOUT $20,000
' New York". What happens to a
pretty 19-year-old" girl with a calim
to a million-dollar fortune when she
invades New York's great white way
is expected to be unfolded today when
Mrs. Helen. M. Kelly will endeavor, in
Yorkville court, to have her daugh
ter, 'Eugenia Kelly, held for incorrigi
bility. John F. Mclntyre, Mrs. Kelly's law
yer, said today the firefly daughter of
the late Edward Kelly, once a big Wall
street banker and a Broadway trav
eler, spent between $20,000 and 30,1
000 in nine months along the great
white way.
NEW YORK BRINGS VICTIMS '
New York, May 24. American
liner New York arrived this morning
bringing bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Chaal
A. Plamondon, Chicago; Charles
Frohman; Carlton D. Broederick,
Harvard; Isaac F. Trumbull, Bridge
port, Miss.; H Ellis, St Thomas,
Ont, and Miss McBright, New York.
Also some survivors of Lusitania.
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