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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 28, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 5

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ALLIES NOTE TO SUMMARIZE
AIMS NOT TO STATE TERMS
FOR PEACE.
London, Dec. 28. Dispatch of the
.allies' reply to Germany's" peace pro
posals is imminent."
Information today indicated that
the phraseology of the identical
notes, to be sent by all the entente
nations, had practically been settled
upon.
'Russia's reply couched in terms
agreed upon by the allies is already
enroute to Paris, where it will be
handed the American ambassador,
with France's note for transmission
to Berlin sometime within the next
few days.
From authoritative sources the
United Press learns the allied notes
will contain:
A rejection of a peace based on
German-made plans.
A vigorously worded summary of
.the principles for which the allies
contend they are fighting to remove
the menace of militarism, of might
over right, of the rule of force over
international law.
Probably the allies will make still
clearer their aims and purposes by a
recital of the "crimes" for which they
propose to hqld Germany responsible.
The note, however, will not sta'te
specifically the terms on which the
allies will consent to talk peace.
Such terms must be inferentially
drawn from the statement of' the
aims and purposes for which the
allies are fighting. It will not consent-to
the peace conference urged
by Germany. It will not admit the
timeliness of the German plea, nor of
President Wilson's suggestions.
At the same time these allied notes
go forward to the central powers,
through the diplomatic agencies of
Spain, Switzerland and America, the
allies will probably forward an iden-tic-note
answering President Wilson's
peace suggestions. This note Is like
ly to point to the German reply and
elaborate somewhat in meeting
.American president's plea for a state
ment of principles.
I Probably also it will emphasize the
importance to America of the estab
lishment, eventually, of a peace of
such permanence as to. prevent all
recurrence in the future of another
such world disturbance.
Such a peace, the note will point
out, can only be achieved by vic
torious establishment of the prin
ciples for which' the allies are striv
ing. London, Dec. 28. Germany is
weakening; her peace proffers come
from knowledge of that waning
strength and realization of the in
creased strength of her enemies.
Czar Nicholas of Russia asserted in
army orders sent to all Russian
fronts today.
Washington, Dec. 28. Germany's
answer to President Wilson's peace
note reached the state department
today.
Sec'y Lansing gave out the text,
which was practically identical with
that'sent to the press by wireless.
Amsterdam, Dec. 28. Germany
and Austria have replied to Switzer
land's reiteration of Pres. Wilson's
peace suggestions with practically
the same phrases in which they ac
knowledged the American note, dis
patches from Germany1 said today.
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MAYOR'S AGENT WOULD HAVE
EXECUTIVE SELL TO HIMSELF
The Wm. Hale Thompson real es
tate properties are handled by an
agent, J. F. Miller. A letter from Mil
ler to Dr. C. P. Caldwell, chairman
municipal tuberculosis sanitarium
directors, asks them to buy various
Thompson real estate for sites. A
piece at Hermitage av. and Polk st.
is offered for $21,500.
The mayor himself is understood
to have no knowledge of the sales
methods of his agent, by which
Thompson-owned real estate is of
fered for sale to Thompson-appointed
public pfQgials,

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