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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 22, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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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British troops withdrawn from the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.

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