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ANSWER TQ WILSON READY J
London, Jan. 10. Allies' answer
to Pres. Wilson will be handed to Am
bassador Sharp at Paris possibly to
day. It will not be made public for
several days, an agreement for si
multaneous publication in America
I and Europe having been made.
Note will thoroughly detail allies'
war aims and purposes, and for this
reason it is desired to make text ab
solutely perfect and capable of no
misconstruction or misconception.
Athens Jan. 10. Crown council of
Greece favors acceptance of .allies'
demands as outlined in note just re
London, Jan. 10. Resignation of
Premier Alexander Trepoff and Min
ister of Public Instruction Ignatieff
reported from Petrograd today.
Prince Gojitzine, of imperial council
' and a senator, has beqn named pre
mier, it was stated, and Senator Kul
chitsky appointed to fiU. pdst of min
ister of public instruction.
Rome. German Chancellor Von
Bethmann-Hollweg is preparing new
note, in which he will define wai
aims of central powers and outline
peace conditions acceptable to them.
Berlin, via Sayville Wireless.
German forces have gained footing
on left bank of Putna river in Ru
mania and have forced enemy to give
up positions behind that river and
retreat behind Sereth line.
Strong Russian attacks and nu
merous advances by smaller detach
ments between coast and Narocz
lake (Riga front) proved unsuccess
ful yesterday. Repulse of night at
tacks on the Strouma announced
from Macedonian front.
Berlin, by Wireless to Sayville.;
British armored cruiser Shannon, 'of
14,800 tons, sunk last November by
mine explosion, according to state
ment from newspaper Basler An
zeiger. Italian submarine destroyer re
cently sunk off' Sorfu with an army
staff pn froard!
CONDITIONS FOR MILITARY
SERVICE IN SCHOOLS
Special military commission of the
school board reports this afternoon
and all predictions are that, military
service will be introduced in the pub
lic schools under these conditions:
It will be elective. That is, children
and parents have their own say-soon
whether they have military training
in their family. If you don't like it
you don't take it.
Uniforms and guns will be used.
Gray cadet uniforms to cost about
$15 apiece will be the regulation.
Three hours a week will be given
to the course by those" who elect to
Capt Steeyer of the U. S. A. told
the commission yesterday the state
of Wyoming furnishes uniforms at
$15, but this figure may be reduced
because of prospects of a contract
with an Illinois firm to supply unl--forms
at $11.50 apiece.
Maj. Abel Davis of the Illinois na
tional guard and the Chicago Title &
Trust Co. moved acceptance of the
plan to start military training in the
The Tribune and Pres. Jake Loeb
of. the school board did their best
to bring victory for a plan to have
compulsory, instead of volunteer
military service in the plan. After
two years they have" failed.
WANT MAYOR TO EXPLAIN $1,500
SALOON LICENSE IDEA
The city council committee on li
cense has invited. Mayor Thompson
to appear before it tomorrow and
give his reasons forsuggestihg an in
crease in cost of saloon license to
$1,500. Several members of the
committee have indicated opposition
to the $500 increase.
So far Mayor Thompson has de
clined all invitations to appear before
the license committee. He intimated
he might attend a session last week,
but refused when members of the
committee severely criticised some
of hi$ utterances.