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TO MAKE CONDUCT OF WAR
BRITAIN'S SOLE BUSINESS
London, Dec. 11. England's every
resource is to be turned into war.
Every luxury is to be cut off; 6very
activity turned into serious business
Nothing could be clearer than this
decision is the public's belief after
announcement of David Lloyd
George's new cabinet today and con
sideration of preliminary measures
to be enacted.
The little Welshman becomes
practically dictator of- England. As
sociated with him in "war council"
are Earl CurzOn, who will be gov
ernment leader in house of lords;
Andrew Bonar Law, who will be the
leader in house of commons; Arthur
Henderson and Lord Milner, minis
ters without portfolio. Because Cur
zon and Law will be largely occupied
with their duties in two houses, the
waf council really narrows down to
permanent membership of three, and
two of these, Milner and Henderson,
are without other tasksthan that of
members of war council'
It is believed practically certain
that Lloyd-George's regime will in
stitute absolute prohibition on spir
its throughout Great Britain, with
severe restrictions on beer and wine.
Further manufacture of spirituous
liquors will be forbidden.
Meatless days each week are ex
pected. It is thought program will
include also cutting off of all unnec
essary luxuries in private life and
concentration upon necessary work
only. All nation's vigor is to be di
rected at preparing for spring drive
and in this winter's operations.
Paris. More and more of Eng
land's limited war council idea is
gaining support in France
General sentiment is that France
needs "few men, but men of less talk
and more action, with a concentra
tion of governmental authority like
that of which England has just giv
en us an example. ;
London. Premier Lloyd-George
-suffered a severe chill today. Will
probably not be able to attend ses
sion of parliament tomorrow, at
which new cabinet will take its place.
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RUMANIANS DEFEAT GERMANS
IN COUNTER ATTACKS
Petrograd. By vigorous countT
attacks Rumanian forces have won
back positions along high road from
Ploeshti to Nizilu which they lost to
enemy Saturday. Teutonio attacks '
of Saturday, pressed Rumanians
back, but early Sunday Rumanians
restored themselves after vigorous
qffensive. The battle along this line
still fn progress.
Berlin, via Sayville Wireless.
German newspapers say French de
stroyer Patagan, sunk by collision
with British transport, is fifth French
destroyer lost this' way during war.
War office announces successful
aeroplane raid on Belgent. Say three
hangars were struck.
Berlin, via Sayville Wireless. Dei.
structidn of "parts of French posi
tions" by extensive mine exposions
at Butte Besmesnil, Champagne and
near Vauquois, in Argonne, reported.
Artillery activity increased along
both banks of the Somme.
Amsterdam. Germany expecting
important announcement from Von-Bethmann-Hollweg
convenes tomorrow. Vossiche Zei
tung declares "an important politi
cal statement will be made, nature of
which is being kept profoundly se
cret" All ministers of German states have
been summoned to Berlin for confi
dential conference today. '
Athens. King Constantine's gov
ernment made formal protest to al
lied powers today against continu
ance of allies' blockade.
Sofia. West bridgehead at Cerna-
voda on lower Danube and impor
tant railroad junction on line be
tween Constanza, Hajidie, and Bu
charest captured from Russians.