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NONE WILL OBJECT TO GERMAN
REPLY, SAYS REPORT
By Carl W. Ackerman
Berlin, via The Hague, June 28.
German reply to second American
note regarding Lusitania will be
banded to Ambassador Gerard on
July 5 or 6. Because of Fourth of
July celebrations in U, S. foreign of
fice deems it inadvisable to send Ger
many's answer before that date.
Tentative draft, outlined by United
Press several days ago, has not yet
been approved by Grand Admiral von
Tirpitz. But reply, I was assured by a
high official here today, will take a
form " to which no one in America
can make objection."
It is understood that Germany will
make an important suggestion in her
answer a suggestion of such a na
ture that if President Wilson accepts
( it the German-American controversy
wfll be at an end. It is considered
probable here that this suggestion is
the proposal that submarines will not
attack unarmed passenger ships, car
rying non-contraband, provided they
bear distinguishing marks. '
Chancellor von Bethmann-Hollweg
is now at the Galician army head
quarters of the kaiser. He is not ex
pected to return to Berlin before the
German reply is sentBecause of the
importance of the Galician campaign
the kaiser, it is certain, will not re
turn to the capital.
' Dr. Bernhard Dernburg reached
Berlin last night and was in confer
ence with officials here, today. In
government circles the greatest op
timism regarding German-American
"I've done the kindest act today,"
Said little Herman Babbit,
"We had one dose of castor oil,
So I let little sister have it!"
"Twelve-cylinder motor has ar
rived!" screams a headline. It's so
noiseless that folks can hear your
yells when it arrives on you.
1 A LITTLE STORY CONCERNING ,
ETTLESON AND FOLSOM
"State Senator Samuel Ettleson
and wife were entertained in the box
of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Folsom at
the Speedway park races Saturday."
All of which is a reminder that in
public life Sam Ettleson is the at
torney for the Automatic Phone Co.
And Mr. Richard Folsom, be it
known, is the corporation counsel for
the city of Chicago.
Folsom and Ettleson seemed to be
having an excellent time at the races.
At one point they walked arm in arm.
along the front of the grandstand be
fore 40,000 citizens of Chicago. They
are, it may be assumed, good friends
in private life.
All of this of course has nothing to
do with Corporation Counsel Fol
som's actions in the Automatic Phone
Co. franchise matter. But we will
present them here.
The phone ordinance was ordered
prepared by the city council May 34.
Corporation counsel was directed to
present such an ordinance forfeiting
the rights of the phone company.
May 31 brought the next council
meeting, but phone forfeiture was
stalled because Folsom had taken the
ordinance with him on a trip to
In the two weeks which lapsed be
for the next council meeting big bus
iness got busy. The trust news
papers spent columns in repeating
the song of La Salle street that the
credit of the city would be hurt if the
phone properties were forfeited.
Newspapers cried over the phone
company's troubles and sympathized, .
with the poor widows who had hit
vested thousands in phone stocks.
Behind all of this was the threat of
political opposition carried by the
When the matter came up for a
vote two weeks later it was sent to
the gas, oil and electric light commjfc.
tee where it now lies.