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GERMANY TO ISSUE NEW TERMS
Christiania, April 17. Germany is
shortly to issue to neutrals a state
ment of terms on which she consid
ers peace negotiabJa, according to
reports from sources identified with
German official's plans. Is not be
lieved there will be many concessions
from unofficial outlines of Germany's
demands at time of Von Bethmann
Hollweg's peace tender last Decem
ber. Scandinavia is center of Ger
many's peace efforts aimed at Rus
sia. That Teutonic officials are
bending every effort to realization of
their hope of separate peace with the
new provisional government at Pet
rograd is apparent.
American diplomats formally ad
vised that German government is be
hand pseudo-Socialist movement for
Von Bernstorff, prime apostle of
peace propaganda work, has been se
lected as German ambassador to
Sweden, purely in line with this Rus
sian effort. Meanwhile German
propagandists of lesser caliber spread
reports of Germany's desire for
peace, carefully avoiding, however,
any statement of terms.
PACKERS IN OFFER TO GOVT
Food experts today refused to give
any opinion of the offer made by the
packersjo allow the gov't to control
their business and regulate maxi
mum and minimum prices 6f meat
during the war. The offer was made
to sec'y of agriculture by the Chicago
packers. The conference was ar
ranged by Julius Rosenwald. The
packers who accompanied Rosen
wald were J. Ogden Armour, Louis F.
Swift, Edward A. Cudahy, Thos. E.
Wilson and Edw. Morris.
Their offer was to turn over their
plants for gov't requirements dur
ing the war. They also endorsed
Houston's plan to give the nat'l coun
cil of defense the power to regulate
meat prices and agreed to abide by
whatever the council might do. They
also agreed to the plan for federal
licensing of food control agencies.
This would give the gov't a chance
to regulate the middlemen.
U. S. NOT YET DECIDED WHAT
ITS BIT WILL BE
Washington, April 17. America's
p"art in "big push" hurling German
troops back from their long-established
lines in France, keeping Teu
tonic commerce off the seas and ar
raying republics of world against the
kaiser will be under discussion here
within 24 hours.
Food and fighting forces are yet to
be really mobilized, but all efforts are
being directed toward single goal.
Arrival of British and French war
commissions here expected today or
tomorrow. Senate expected to pasa
quickly war bond bill, making avail
able gigantic loan to allies, as well as
providing for America's finances.
High commissions of England and
France will be housed in two man
sions' in select part of Washington.
Placing them in private houses was
due to desire to shield both from cu
rious and from possible cranks.
In congress sentiment on test
votes in house military committee
shows majority favoring stronger
provision for volunteering than ad
ministration bill already provides.
Opposition to selective draft idea,
however, wil be overcome, ac
cording to confident predictions of
close congress observers.
TWO MORE BREAK WITH US?
Zurich, April 17. Report received
here today declared that Turkey and
Bulgaria have formally broken off re
lations with the United States.
Applications for wedding licenses
fell to a normal number yesterday.
The rush is gone for good, county