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pressed by members of government
Here, was coupled with 'the predic
tion that whole continent would
be unit in its support of such step.
If allies want .more blood,
germany is willing
Berlin, Dec21. German public is
determined to carry on the war, in
view of Premier Lloyd-George's
speech.' His utterances have been
examined alike by humblest citizen
and highest official General public
verdict is the same. Official view
point will notrbe made known until
receipt of official text of allies' reply.
Even the Socialist leader, Dr.
Scheidemann, declares if Lloyd
George expects Germany to pubjish
her pea):e conditions as next step he
will be disappointed. Scheidemann
also remarked incidentally that im
perial chancellor, Von Bethmann
Hollweg, followed Socialists' ideas in
making the proffer.
London. England and her allies
will probably answer "Germany's
peace note within 48 hours. Iden-
'tical replies of entente nations will
be dispatched at same time.
Sofia. Continued advance of Bul
garian troops in Dobrudja region re
ported. Marseilles. Italian steamer cut
entirely in twain" by collisionwith the
French cruiser Ernest Renan, ac
cording to dispatches from Toulon.
Fifteen perished on steamer, other
115 aboard Italian vessel being res
cued by French warship.
X-o o -
EXPRESS STRIKE LOOMS UP
Unless an agreement is, reached
today the long-threatened express
drivers' strike may become a reality
before morning. Shortly after noon
a committee representing the Rail
way Express Drivers' union declared
the strike which would involve more
than 1,000 men and five of the biggest-companies
was a probability.
Christmas shipping by express would
DOC ROBERTSON , DENIES HE
WILL GO SO DOES MAYOR
Big Business and the Chicago Tri
bune, who are trying to lead Bill
Thompson down the sawdust trail,"
want-him to get rid of all his old pals
who were friends of Wm. Lorimer in'
the days when the "blonde boss"
and the Trib were fighting to control
the Republican party of Cook
One of the men marked for vic
tims is Dr. John Dill Robertson,
commissioner of health, oc Rob
ertson is not in strong with the "men
of science" who are in control of the
Chicago Medical society, the organi
zation of big-wig doctors. Years ago
when"Robertson started the-Bennett
Medical college, backed by Bill Lor
imer, the doctors' trust ignored him
and sneered at his college. It was,
not, one of the places "in right" The
Trib was ols sarcastic in. its treat
ment of the college.
But the Bennett college survived
the knocking and is now standing on
its own feet. "And Doc Robertson,
by the luck of politics, became health
commissioner. The Trib never took
kindly to Doc off- account of his Lor- "
Now that Big Bill seems willing
to let Maje McCormick get a stran
gleholdon the City Hall there may
be something to the rumor that Rob
ertson will go. Of course, the com
missioner and mayor deny it. ,
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London. Claude Graham-White,
one of England's first aviators and
well known in TJS., married to Ethel
Levy,' divorced wife of George M.
Detroit, Mich. As means of re
lieving railroad congestion now
threatening all industries of Detroit,
Ford Motor Co. will suspend opera
tion completely tomorrow ancV re
main closed until Jan. 5.
Washington. National prohibition
bill reported favorably, by Senate ju
SK. JgiB -tStfo rat-.