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trucks three months to get ready to
place safeguards on their machines.
"Nov. 1 came and still the law had
not been put into effect, although it
was then on the statute books for al
most a year in its present form. So
the council passed another order in
structing him to get action on the
matter before Dec. 1.
"His time is long past due now and
I'm going to see why he hasn't car
ried out the orders of the aldermen.
Monday I'll consult the corporation
counsel's office and then ask him
why we haven't fenders on our auto
"If he doesn't instruct his men to
carry out the laws which the coun
cil has passed I'll either go before the
grand jury or bring up the matter in
the council and see if we can't oust
him from office.
"His delay on the fender matter
has given lobbyists a chance to work
on the council. It gave the Illinois
Manufacturers' ass'n an opportunity
to send in a letter asking the coun
cil to repeal the law because big busi
ness didn't like it
I've seen a lot of queer things in
my political life, but never before
have I found a case where a chief of
police could sit daily in his office,
passing up an unenforced law that
the council oted through while peo
ple are being crushed and killed by
"The loop department stores have
had a chance to get to the mayor and
state their objections to this fender
law. It would force them to buy
fenders. They are paying insurance
which protects them from liability
of accidents. They don't like the
"The express companies, because
rhey fear the fender movement may
spread over the country have fought
actively against it here. And the chief
of police has deliberately held off
from enforcing it.
"Now let's see if the council is
making laws to have them pigeon
holed by the chief of police."
CREEK ARMY TO DEMOBILIZE"
REPORT LEMBERG EVACUATED
Paris. Athens nev.s agency dis
patch reported that Greek govern
ment will soon issue decree demo
bilizing Greek army.
Pans. "All questions of urgent
nature have been settled with com
plete accord," statement following
another session of allied war council.
London. Rumor that Austro
Germans have been compelled to
evacuate Lemberg, capital of Galicia,
because epidemic has broken out
there repeated in Petrograd dis
patches. Berlin ridiculed report
when it first made its appearance a
few days ago.
London. British steamer Busiris
has been sunk by submarine. Crew
landed at Alexandria.
Athens. Greece has refused to '
make any more concessions to allied
powers at present Few hours after
arrival of unconfirmed reports allies
were evacuating Serbia, announce
ment made that conversations with
allied diplomats have ended.
Rome. Dispatches from both Ath
ens and Salonika indicate Germany
intends to carry encircling move
ment into Greek territory, if Ger
man troops have not already crossed
Greek frontier. Combined German,
Austrian and Bulgarian armies ex
pected to make supreme effort to
drive -expeditionary forces back to
Salonika and to sea.
Athens. Turkish forces at Dar
danelles have been reinforced and
are making heavy attacks upon Anglo-French
trenches. Mytilene dis
pitches reported that Turks bom
barded British front violently Thurs
day and Friday. New Zealanders re
pulsed Turkish infantry attack on
Rome. Field Marshal Von Mack
ensen arrived at Constantinople with
two regiments of Bavarian infantry
and several batteries of artillery.
Some houses have wings, for I've
seen many a house fly. Pedro.