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PEACE MAY BE NEARER THAN
LLOYD-GEORGE WILL SAY .
Berlin, Dec. 20. Germany regards
.speeches of statesmen in England,
Prance and Russia as bluff to impress
Berlin with entente's determination.
Entente governments cannot do oth
erwise in view, of their past state
ments although they are really anx
ious now for peace.
Berlin is not .pessimistic despite
London statement, added to previous
pronunciamentas from Petrograd
and Paris that allies are determined
to 'continue war until their high
objects are attained.
General view was that these
speeches are not to be taken serious
ly when weighed against Germany's
progress in Rumania.
London. Allies have not slammed
door on peace; they have simply said
to Germany: "Here are our terms;
take them or leave them. It is your
move but don't come again in role
Lloyd-George's plan for universal
national service and civilian mobili
zation, moulding nation into army
behind army, was popularly accepted
today as though it were simplest rou
tine of peace times.
Not a complaint, not slightest
thought of opposition was manifest.
The press and the man in street
reflected, universal sentiment "the
country's with Lloyd-George; what
does he want us to do?"
Impending nationalization of 'ship
ping and mines has been anticipated
for some time. Welsh miners alone
had objected to nationalization of
Amsterdam. "If Premier Lloyd
George means to postpone peace un
til the allies conquer, then the war
will be eternal unless the German
army succeeds in terminating it at an
earlier date," declared the Lokal An
zeiger today, according to Berlin dis
patches here. "The phrase 'repara
tion' is completely valueless," the
POLICE AT WORK ON' TWENTY
NINTH ITALIAN MURDER
The police went heartlessly to v
their task of solving their 29th Italian .
murder mystery today. The latest
victim was Peter Mandaella, Muske
gon, Mich. He was shot to death in
front of a saloon at' 2111 Indiana av.
The saloonkeeper, Bruno Poti, is
being held. He professes to know
nothing of the killing.
A loaded revolver was found in the
dead man's pockets. After a short
investigation the police found that
Mandaella had fled from Muskegon
Sunday after shooting into a crowd
and wounding two men.
Italian "mashers" in the West Side
factory district "got" another man
yesterday after he had attempted to
rescue two girls from them. The
latest shooting occurred at Harrison
and Sangamon sts., two blocks from
the scene of the murder of Police
man Edw. Mulvihill, who was killed
while pursuing an -Italian "masher."
Jos. J. Sullivan, 1118 S. Leavitt,
was .working at Harrison and San
gamon, when he saw two Italians at
tempting to embrace two girl em
ployes of the Rueckeim Candy Co.
Sullivan and the others went to their
rescue. One of the Italians shot Sul
livan in the hip. They both escaped1.
The girls were Josephine Iorii, 913 S.
Halsted, and Mrs. Carmelo Gallo.
The slayer of Policeman Mulvihill
is still at large.
NEGRO ATTACKSWHITE WOMAN
All day police of the South Side
searched the various negro neighbor
hoods for trace, of the negro who last
night attacked Mrs. Marina Thomas,
20, 855 W. 49th pi., wife of Wm.
Thomas, Morris & Co. salesman. The
young wife is in a serious condition
from fright and bruises.
The attack occurred in a prairie
at 51st and Peoria St., through which
Mrs. Thomas was hurrying. The
negro stopped her in the middle of
the prairie, choked her, robbed and
threw'her to the ground.