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the board of education be rid of this
lighting, intrigue and plotting.
In addition to all of which, the
mayor has relieved the aldermen of
responsibility by his announcement
that whether or not they confirm
Loeb's appointment he will keep him
there. If he wants that responsi
bility let him have it undivided, so
that this- city will know whom to
blame for Loeb.
Yours very truly,
E. N. NOCKELS,
Sec'y Chi. Federation of Labor.
ALLIED WAR COUNCILS CENTER
ATTENTION ON RUSSIA
Washington, April 30. Help for
Russia and solution of the Irish ques
tion were the two immediate hercu
lean problems before the world war
covmcil of the allies here.
There is reason to believe British
Foreign Sec'y Balfour's initial report
of the war parley, received in Lon
don Saturday, will declare informal
inquiries have made it clear that
President Wilson believes a speedy
solution of the Irish problem will be
one of the greatest steps that could
be taken to advance the fight for
The American government consid
ers Ireland a subject too delicate to
make even informal suggestions con
cerning England's attitude. It has
left the initiative strictly to England.
The promotion of world democracy
phase of America's attitude dovetails
with the Russian situation and plans
to meet it.
England, France and Italy are
keeping the closest possible watch,on
developments in the new democracy.
And while they are doing all they can
to help it along, they look to United
States to take the brunt of burden.
Ultra-secret conferences hetween
this government and the British and
French commission heads and rep
resentatives of the other allies pre
ceded and followed the appointment
of Elihu Root as head of America's N
Russian aid committee. -
While no official of any ally gov
ernment would talk concerning the
Russian situation, because they feel
it is too delicate to discuss just now,
suggestions here and there from
representatives of the di erent gov-rffe
ernments piece their attitude togeth
er like this: ,
The revolution has developed two
leading factions in Russia the duma
and the provisional committee of sol
diers and citizens.
The duma is thoroughly demo- '
cratic, utterly opposed to a separate
peace with Germany and on com- l
plete terms of understanding with
The provisional committee, the
more powerful of the two organiza
tions among the people, is not a unit
either for the allied cause or for a
separate peace with Germany.
Germany is exerting a gigantic
propaganda to swing the committee
to a separate peace. Germany is con-'
centrating its efforts on the extreme ,
Socialists on the committee, among
the people at home in Russia and
among the soldiers in the trenches.
While a $100,000,000 loan to Italy
and a $200,000,000 loan to France
was being arranged for between
President Wilson, Sec'y McAdoo- and
the French and Italian representa
tives and probably will be consum
mated within a few days; and while
such international question as the
prevention of the threatened world
famine and the details of America's
active part in the war deeply en
grossed the war conferees in the war
capital of the world today, the Rus
sian situation overshadowed the:
Washington. Great Britain has
extended her "dangerous area" and
warned all shipping of this fact.
Washington. Guatemala has
broken relations with Germany and
handed German minister his passports.