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sell to Mr. Armour at a price lowerJT ALLIES
than the day before.
"When Armour has enough he "will
step out of the market and some one
else will advance their offer to the
2-th off price. Growers -will sell here,
too, until this packer is filledi then
he moves off the market. In this way
they all get what they -want, hut
there is no real competition. That is
what hurts the raisers.
"It makes me, laugh to read some
of the claims of Armour about the
low price of meat 2nd the small mar
gin he claims exists between the
cost of the -animal and the selling
"Armoiir makes his entire profit,
and a big one, too, from the sale of
skins, tallowr fat, entrails, fertilier
and bone. Since the -war in Europe
eyery one of these products has
soared in value and the packers are
feaping the benefit 'The price of
meat has not gone up much, but it
jshould go down, since Armour is
'clearing more on the by-products.
"Outside the market the packers'
methods of controlling the business
are interesting. Here they have the
industry tied up just as tight"
BLOODY WAR TO A FINISH IS
WAY BERLIN SEES IT
Berlin, Jan. 2. Berlin's peace
hopes are dispersed. Now it is war
to, the -last ounce of human blood.
Allies' note is not considered deserv
ing of a written answer. h
Summed up, that is the Berlin
press opinion-:-and it typifies he I
opuuuu m me man in me street.
There is apparently an unanimous
decision that Germany's only answer
to the allies' rejection of peace must
be by force of arms. s
Dissipation of peace hopes did not
occur until after celebration of New
Year. This year's celebration was
every bit as gay as last year.
American Ambassador Gerard has
not ye received the official text of
me repiy ipr ucuisuluhsiuu 10
German foreign offifte.
TO ANSWER WIL
PEACE NOTE SOON
London, Jan. 2. Allies'" answer
Wilson peace note probably anothl
er of the same character as that
Germany will also-be lissued" fror
Paris. England and France have aH
.ready agreed on a joint draft, which!
iH now before other nations of the
entente. On their approval the note
will be handed to American Ambas
Course of plain speaking and clear
statement of terms on which allies
would consider peace negotiations is
what British- press hopes note will'
England is convinced that allfes
starvation blockade of Germany
and Germany's apprehensiveness of
(defeat on west front next spring,
combined to inspire Berlin to sue for
In joint reply to America, the allies
will probably subscribe to Russia's
frank ambition to oust Turkey, from.
Europe and obtain the aTJrdanelles
as being collateral with -Italian ambi
tions as to Tyrol and Istria and the
French ambitions as to" the "lost
provinces' of Alsace and Lorraine.
CONGRESS TO VOTE ON" PEACE
NOTE OF WILSON
Washington, Jan. 2. Congress
may soon vote on endorsement of
Pres. Wilson's recent note to bellig
erents with its implied threat of con
sequences should Germany resume
unbridled submarine warfare IrKthec
event peace maneuvers -fail. '
This interpretation was placed tq
day upon Pre. Wilson's conference
with Chairman Stone of the senate? '
foreign relations committee late yes
terday, v . ' P
It was said Stone wslS commis
sioned to sound out congress on en
dorsement of note, and inasmuch as
the .note admittedly carries" a warn
ing to Germany, such indorsement
the j necessarily .would mean American.
1 approval of president's step.