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NO PEACE UNTIL ALLIES CAN
DICTATE THE TERMS?
Washington, Dec. 18. United
States officials are convinced there
can be no formal discussion of peace
until Germany and , Austria avow
their willingness to restore Belgium
f and Serbia and until all nations in-,
volved are ready to disarm on rather
In his forthconiing speech Premier
Lloyd-George of England is expected
to insist on such terms as a funda
mental ground work for any formal
parleys and such action on his part
would serve to "pass the buck" back
Moreover, officials believe he will
outline fully what the allies are
fighting for, but in no circumstances
will he voice a scornful or flat rejec
tion of the German offers.
London. When Premier Lloyd
George addresses parliament tomor
row and outlines policy of his govern
ment he will find pulse of British peo
ple beating in unison with that of
' Interest is intense here today in
reply premier will make to Beth-mann-Hollweg's
peace proposals and
his discussion of food problem and
question of man power.
Temper of British people toward
peace was indicated when huge mob
yesterday attacked Sylvia Pankhurst
as a "pacifist." With group of her
sympathizers, Miss Pankhurst at-
tempted to hold a "demonstration"
to demand peace. An angry crowd
rushed Miss Pankhurst and her pdrty
from their feet.
London. American Ambassador
Page' today delivered German peace
note to British foreign office. "
London. Premier Lloyd-George
hoped to get out today and resume
practically all of .his duties after 111
. ness of nearly week. Seemed cer
tain he would be able to address the
house of commons tomorrow.
. Rome. Central powers have
urged, pope. and-Uaited. States -to
back up peace proposals, according
FRENCH KILL 40,000 GERMANS
ALLIES LOSE IN EAST
London. The prize court today
confiscated under the reprisals order
German securities valued at 30,000
marks (about $7,146), which were
enroute to the State Commercial
Savings Bank, of Chicago.
With French Army at Verdun.
A roar that rocked earth and sky, a
seething volcano of fire and smoke
an advance of clockwork precision,
every man abreast his fellow soldier
along a front of five miles this was
Friday's French victory at Verdun.
When inferno of fire and noise had
died down French calculated they
had wiped out two whole divisions of
Germans 40,000 men. Net result
was thrusting back of German line
morethan three miles from Souvelle,
Verdun's last defence, from which
point" in July Germans were separ
ated by only 500 yards.
Sofia. Bulgarian troops advanced
in both Dobrudja and Eastern Wal
lachia, Berlin. Rumanian capital trans
ferred to Russia report Said Ru
manian parliament will meet at Pet
rograd, ministers will have head
quarters at Kieff and King Ferdinand
will go to England after a week in .
Berlin, via Sayville. Retreat of
Russo-Rumanian forces to Braila
and attack of these retreating col
umns by Germaq aeroplanes re
ported. Russian attacks around Luck and
near Del Porsk were repulsed.
Petrograd. Advance of Russian
forces in Carpathians announced.
Around Little Porsk our position was
restored. East of Clashutt we cap
tured several heights, enemy counter-attacks
being repulsed; " '
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