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LLOYD-GEORGE'S ONE PURPOSE
EFFICIENCY IN WIRING
London, Dec. 7. David Lloyd
George faced another herculean task
today. He was charged with the for
mation of a new ministry which
would- typify England's determina
tion unrelentingly, efficiently and
single-mindedly to wage war to a
It was agreed today that the situ
ation would require every ounce of
energy with which the former presi
dent of the board of trade, chancellor
of exchequer,' minister of munitions
and war secretary is endowed. He
faces a task, which will call for utili
zation in highest degree of those tal
ents of conciliation, organization and
leadership with which the Welsh so
licitor has made his rise into fame.
It was conceded .(he new cabinet
would also be a coalition ministry.
A one-party ministry could not sur
vivftbecause no party has a working
marity in commons.
Lloyd-George's own ideals, which
animated him in precipitating the
cabinet crisis, were based on unifi
, cation of all factions, of all classes
and of all politicians for one single
purpose of making England efficient
in her warring.
The Evening News (one of the
Northcliffe newspapers) today
charges .indications that there was
an immense German propaganda,
heavily financed, already operating in
connection with the pacifist move
ment in England, against Lloyd
George. Additional interest, in the "recon
struction of government" here was
due to dispatches from Paris indicat
ing that at secret sessions of the
chamber of deputies France was also
seeking greater efficiency, more ag
gressiveness and more compact or
ganization in her conduct of the war.
Some dispatches even hinted at a
small "war board" resembling the
council proposed by Lloyd-George
and indicated that retirement of Gen.
Joffre in favor' of a jeounger, more
vigorous commander-in-chief was
RUMANIA LITTERED WITH DEAD
PLUNDER OWN COUNTRYMEN
With German Army at Gen. Von
Falkenhayn's Headquarters in Ru
mania, Dec. 4 (Delayed), via Wire
less. Every hundred yards there is
something dead or dying in Ruma
nia. Country is mad with terror.
Anarchy and chaos reign everywhere
and misery of inhabitants isterrible.
Most of it due to Romanian govern
ment itself, which ordered all civil
ians to leave their' homes as German
armies advanced with almost incred
Berlin, via Sayville Wireless. Cap
ture of garrison of 40 Russians by
ments which raided outpost positions
west of Luck on the Luga river re
ported. Russian offensive 'in wood
ed Carpathians is continuing with
temproraily increasing fire in Mol
davia and swirmishes north of Dor
navatra and in the Trotusol valley.
Occupation of Campina and Sin
aca, in addition to Rumanian cap
ital of Bucharest announced.
Petrograd. Russian troops cov
ered left flank of Rumanians in re
treat from Bucharest Evacuation
.of Rumanian capital took place at
midday yesterday. ' , x
Amsterdam. Bucharest almost de
serted of civilians as well as of sol
dier when Rumanian capital was
captured by Germans.
Paris. Blockade of Greece as a
measure of reprisal for riots in Ath
ens in which French marines were
fired upon will be officially an
John Oker, 1742 Nelson, janitor,,
found dead in basement of. St Al
phonsus Catholic church. Believed
to have fallen from ladder.
Mrs. .Michael O'Ha.ra, 2311 Ogden
av., thought she heard burglar. Fired,
gun. Hit husband from whom she
has been estranged.