THREE MEN IN A BOAT
Capt Boy-Ed, recalled German naval
attache, and below Col. E. M. House,
who is going abroad on a secret mis
sion for President Wilson. V
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All in the public eye and all bound
lor Europe on the steamer Rotter
dam. Brand Whitlock (top) return
ing to his post as United States min
ister to Belgium. In the center,
BIG BANKS OFFER ONLY 2 PER
CENT FOR CITY MONEY
By some peculiar coincidence all
of the bids from big downtown banks
offered the city 2 per cent for the use
of city money. Little outlying banks
offered 2 to 2 per cent This was
comemnted upon by aldermen, who
said the banks might not feel as pros
perous three months from now, and
decided to advertise for new bids.
"If we do not readvertise we will
be holding the small end of a ridicu
lous contract," said Merriam. "This
means between $50,000 and $100000
yearly to the city."
The reason the city can't take ad
vantage of the higher rates offered
by outside banks is that the law pro
hibits the deposits from exceeding
more than half of the capital stock
BELIEVED THREE OF ENGLISH
CABINET WILL RESIGN
London, Dec. 31. Rumors that 3
members of cabinet will resign be
cause of their opposition to conscrip
tion gained wide circulation when
niinisters met today to draft govern
ment's conscription bill.
Chancellor of Exchequer Reginald
McKenna, President of Board of
Trade Walter Runciman and Sir John .
Simon, secretary of state for home
affairs, were members mentioned.
CALIFORNIA HAS CARNIVAL IN
Los Angeles, Dec. 31. Southern?
California's staple diet of sunshine
was back on the job today, following
yesterday's touch of snow. Except
where wagon-carted snow was melt
ing in front of theaters and cafes
and snowballs sold for 10 cents each,
flakes had melted. Even traffic cops
bought snowballs and every purchas
er hurled them at something.
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