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"With this object in view his honor,
the mayor, appointed a committee
composed of the undersigned five al"
dermen, who, in an effort to ascertain
the cause of the strike and seek me
diation, have conferred frequently
with the manufacturers and strikers,
but have ben unable to bring about
the desired results, the manufactur
ers contending there is nothing to
arbitrate. Women and men employes
brought before the committee have
testified to the payment of extremely
low wages and deplorable working
conditions, to such an extent that it
has aroused the indignation of all
thinking people. Developments have
been such it is deemed necessary
that some independent interests in
tervene to bring about peace on a
basis fair to all concerned.
"We have therefore concluded that
a committee of the highest type of
citizenship and business integrity,
men in whom the manufacturers
would have confidence, shduld be
sought out and, having acquainted
themselves with the true conditions,
that they demonstrate their public
spirit by aiding the council committee
in bringing the warring factions to
gether. "Will you not kindly, as a civic
duty, serve on such a committee?
"The undersigned, representing the
city of Chicago, assure you of their
appreciation of your early accept
ance." Signed by Aid. Utpatel and
GERMANS DENY LOSS OF SUBS
ITALIAN SHIP SUNK
Berlin, via Sayville Wireless. That
British warships have sunk two Ger
man submarines near Gibraltar, as
reported at London, officially denied
Berlin, via Sayville Wireless.
Crossing Jastrebac mountain range,
20 miles southeast of Erusevac, Aus-tro-German
troops joined Bulgarian
forces in pursuit of Serb main army
and captured more than 1,100 prisoners.
Berlin, via Sayville Wireless. Brit
ish submarine E-20 sunk at Dardan
elles, Nov. 5, said Constantinople re
port. Three officers and six men cap
tured. Submarine of the most mod
London. Germans and Austrians
losing ground here and there all
along eastern front Not in general
retreat, but everywhere on defensive.
Russian attacks particularly vigorous
in north, in Riga and Dvinsk regions.
London. Torpedoing of steamer
Den of Crombia, owned by Barrie
Shipping Co., announced.
Amsterdam. Loss of allied tor
pedo boat on Saros gulf coast, north
of Gallipoli peninsula Wednesday re
ported in belated official advices from
Paris. Following up reverse they
inflicted on Bulgarians in Veles dis
trict in Serbia, French are trying to
smash their way completely through
Bulgar line as quickest means of get
ting to aid of desperately-pressed
Serbian main army west of Nish.
Reinforcements are being rushed
to French front at top speed. Forces
are said to have been detached from
body of British troops engaged in at
tack on Bulgar left wing, in Doiran
lake region, to add impetus to allied
drive at center along Vardar river.
What is causing uneasiness here,
however, is doubt whether enough of
allies have yet reached Near East to
maintain present drive effectively.
Paris. Destruction by submarine,
supposedly Austrian, of Italian
steamship Firenze, with death of 6
out of 33 passengers and 15 of crew
of 111, is reported In advices from
London. British submarine E-20,
last in service in Sea of.Marmora, but
unaccounted for since Oct. 13, prob
ably is lost, admiralty admitted today.
Wireless from Germany says 3 offi
cers of 6 of missing vessel's crew
have been taken prisoner.
John Rord, bricklayer, killed in fall
at B. & 0. freight depot