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by citing the Ford vote in Michigan,
Nebraska and Pennsylvania.
The diplomatic phase is touched
upon also by Col. Bryan in the state
ment that "the German government
in accepting this government's posi
tion in the submarine controversy
gives as one of its reasons for doing
so its unwiHingneslTto be responsible
for extending or spreading the war.
It refers to the fact that it has twice
expressed a, desire to consider terms
of peace. Failure to secure peace
would bring no , humiliation, while
success would ba of tremendous ad
vantage to him politically as well as
a blessing to this country and the
world. He can at one strike destroy
all the advantage tne Republican
party now has and make the race
on the record of a peacemaker. Will
he give voice to the world's con
science; to humanity's hopes?"
tsryan is noi tne oniy one wno
foresees a comparatively early peace.
For some time the big .business in
terests have been hedging. Since
December the "war brides" and mu
nitions stocks have been going down,
while industrials which would be fa
vorably affected by peace have been
rising. There are significant items
in the news, such as that 'about the
expensive powder plant which the
Du Pont's have postponed building
after planning and letting contracts.
New munitions contracts are taken
only with strong guarantees against
peace by fall. '
Travelers from Em-ope both Ger
many and England say that he talk
is general in these countries that
the war will end in the fall. The
military situation would point to the
same conclusion. Thefood situation
in Germany by that time probably
will be acute. In spite of the censor,
items are already reaohing this coun
try which indicate that England's'
blockade, particularly the new sub
marine activity in the Baltic, is draw
ing mbre tight the line around the
German empire and making scarce
the food necessaries as well as muni: ,
tions. Whether the much-talked-o
"spring drive" wil ever take place "is
an unimportant question.
That the Germans are willing to
talk peace they have openly shown,
and President Wilson hitherto has
hesitated only for fear of offending
the allies. The latter have plainly in
dicated that they had not cared in
the past to have horn make a peace
move. Lately, however, this senti
ment is less strong among the allies
and it is confidently predicted that
before fall the allies will be quite
willing to have the president put the
United States in the position of a
mediator between the "warring na
tions. BANKERS ANDCASHIERS MAY
.MAKE UP ORPET JURY .
Waukegan, III., May 24. The pres
idents and cashiers of Waukegan's
two leading banks and a number of
prominent business men of the town
were in the courtroom today as pros
pective jurors when the trial of Will
Ornfit fnr ftfarinn Tjimhpft'a mnrffof
began "fts ninth day. '
They were members of a new panel
of 100 talesmen. Four permanently
selected jurors were in the box. ''-
Perley B. Burritt, a drug clerk of
Lak,e Forest, was discovered today to
be an important witness for the de-
fense. His testimony, it was said,
will indicate, the 'sale of cyanide of
potassium, the poison that caused
Marion's death, to Lambert family.
Honeymooning at the trial of Wm.
H. Orpet here is a new pastime for
Wisconsin newly-weds. )
Since the passage of the Wiscon
sin engenics lak, Waukegan, which is
just across the state border, has be
come a Gretna Green.
, Two or three c8uples of newlyweds
were in the courtroom today. Hafppy
in their own marriage, most of the
.couples sigh over Orpet's affair with
Marion Lambert Snd remark.
Jas. Krai, roofer, dead. Thrown
under auto truck he was driving.: .