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clouded records, but never do they land as, high up when they come back. Hunt's backers included J. Ogden Armour, "Louis P. Swift, Tom Wilson and big stockyards mem They said he did fine work for thenr-'!in trying times," which everybody takes to mean the big 1904 strike. Enemies of Hunt are Arthur Burrage Farwell of the Chicago Law & Order league, who says Mayor Thompson will have a wide-open town if Hunt runs Chi cago as he ran Hyde Park when chief there. In both labor and police circles a story runs that Hunt got a $5,000 check from J. Ogden Armour with ' Merry Xmas wishes the year of the big stockyards strike. The appointment of Hunt followed a conference between the mayor and Chief Healey. In his statement given out after the appointment the mayor said he didn't mean to criticize the department as a whole in his state ment give nto the Tribune a few days ago, in which he said the department "stinks." "This appointment is not a criti cism of Healey," said Thompson. "I aim to make Chicago the safest big city in the world and I want the newspapers to help." "I've known Hunt for 16 years and I am sure he'll be able to deliver the goods," said Chief Healey. "If I have to leave when my 60 days is up there win be men in the bureau who will precede me," Hunt stated. "I think the chief and I will get along as well as we did in the old days." The new chief didn't waitra minute to get to work. Upon arriving at the bureau he went into conference with his lieutenants. This afternoon he will confer with Chief Healey. An order from the chief's office transferring a number of detectives in an dou tof the bureau is expected tonight Tomorrow Hunt will ad dress the staff and the cleanup will begin. BRITISH DARDANELLES FORCE SENT TO SALONIKA Berlin, via Wireless to Sayville, L. I. British troops withdrawn from the Dardanelles are being sent to Salo nika, according to the Athens cor respondent of the Cologne Gazette. "Nearly all the English troops have left the islands of Imbros, Tendos and Lemnos," (island bases of operations at the Dardanelles) said the dispatch. "They are being sent to Salonika." "The troops were most discontent ed. In Imbros they mutinied. It is reported that five or six officers of the general staff were killed. The troops finally left after a promise that numerous reinforcements would be sent" Berlin, via Wireless to Sayville, L. I. Gen. Von Emmich, conqueror of of Liege, died this morning at Han over. London, Dec. 2Z "The German offensive on Riga front has complete ly failed," telegraphed Geneva corre spondent of Daily Express. "Field Marshal Von Hindenburg has been compelled to retire before Russian counter-attacks after bury ing cannon and abandoning enor mous amount of material. The Ger mans, unable to cross Dwina, have suffered heavily. Five German divi sions have retreated on Tukum, against which Russians are advanc ing. Sanguinary battle is In progress near TJxhull." . London. House of commons agreed to pass government bill, call ing 1,000,000 more Britishers to the colors. This puts in the field the greatest British army in history, es timated at 4,000,000. London. Unconfirmed reports that Russians have captured import ant Bulgarian seaport of Varna aroused greatest excitement here. Reports, however, accepted with the greatest reserve. No mention made of bombardment of Varna in Petro grad official statement last night.