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WAR BRIEFS BY WIRE
" London. German destroyer shells
Ramsgate. Man and woman killed.
Portland. Municipal clocks order
ed set ahead an hour at once to give
city employes more daylight for gar
London. "Let us face the facts.
We have got Germany by the throat
on land. Germany has got us by the
throat at sea," says Daiiy News.
Washington. House refuses to
amend draft bill so as to authorize
Col. Roosevelt to raise an American
volunteer division for European serv
ice. London. Field1 Marshal Haig hit
another tremendous blow at' Ger
man lines today in revived offensive
over front of several miles north of
Copenhagen. Conservative Ger
"nian newspapers say territorial guar
antees are necessary to any peace
agreement. Point out that kaiser
could hold Invaded territories until
all German possession are returned.
Des Moines, la. Judge K. M. Lan
dis, Chicago, in speech here says
Champ Clark and others at Washing
- ton oppose draft bill because they
think first of their jobs and fear sen
timent in their districts is against
EITHER PEACE OR WAR SUITS
" TURKEY, VIZIER SAYS .
Berlin, via London, April 28.
"Turkey is ready for peace or ready
for continued war," declared Talaat
Pasha, Turkish vizier, here for con
ference with Berlin officials.
"Turkey does not desire annexa
tion of territory and she has military
strength enough to hold out indefin
itely. Our harvest prospects this
year are of the besy
Jos. Isabella, Hazelton, Pa., lost
$110 to four Italians. Pocketbook
FISHER TRACTION GRAB IS
Walter Fisher's pet, the local trans
portation committee, has passed his
latest traction scheme to the city
council for action Monday night.
This was accomplished yesterday
after the bill opening the way for a
traction grant to involve a capitali
zation of $500,000,000 was before the
body only two days.
One significant feature was that
only two aldermen on the committee,
the largest in the city council, spoke
and voted against the plan. They
were Aid. Doyle and Byrne, Aid. Ken
nedy, although not a member of the
committee, came in and represented
the straphangers and independent
council forces in an argument
against the bill.
Objecting that the Fisher bill pro
posed to give,thet traction companies
a better bargain from the city than
was necessary, Former Ass't- Corp.
Counsel James Skinner appeared for
the Greater Chicago Federation.
As the. Fisher bill now lines up, ac
cording to those who oppose it, it is
exactly the same as it was before
the extra 20-year period clause was
struck out of it. The biggest fight on
it will be made on the ground that it
should not take 30 years to bring
about municipalization of the car
lines by paying off the capitalization
of the companies if they are curbed
in their expenditure of money for
improvement features. Every cent
they put into the transportation sys
tem of the city under the Fisher plan
will draw interest of 6 per cent on
the bonds, where the car riders are
now allowing them 5, give good divi
dends and must be returned to the
companies before the 30-year period
is up or they will have a stranglehold
on the city until this is done.
o o .
Leonard Kaufman, Metropole hotel,
-wants conservator named for $100,
000 estate of cousin, Mrs. Minnie
Hertzberg, 5021 Grand blvfc. Says
her mind is unsound.