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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 02, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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London, Dec. 2. That armistice
reported arranged in Athens in settle
ment of Greek-ally controversy has
failed was reported in dispatch by
London Evening Star dated Athens,
Friday, 7:45 p. m.
Dispatch declared battle on hills
south of Athens had been renewed
with artillery attack by Franco-British
naval forces.
Same correspondent was authority
for statement that ships in Zapperon
fleet had fired towards hills and that
two' shells had fallen near center of
It is feared 35 French marines have
. been taken prisoner by Greek forces.
An earlier report declared an
armistice had been affected between
allied troops and Greek reservists at
Athens. Reuter dispatch says King
Constantine has agreed to delivery
of six mountain batteries to the allies.
In return Admiral Fournet agreed
to withdraw allied troops from city.
London regarded this indicated clear
ing up of tense situation brought
about by initial refusal of Greek gov
ernment to acquiesce in Du Fournet's
demand for disarmament of Greece.
This refusal was marked with san
guinary clashes between allied troops
and Greek reservists. Panic seized
Greek capital, streets were desert
ed, shops closed and all traffic sus
pended. If official advices later confirm
decision of King Constantine to "sur-.
render six mountain batteries, such
partial acquiescence in Admiral Du
Fournet's demands will be complete
reversal of determination arrived at
"hot only by king but by crown coun
cil and cabinet. These three govern
mental agencies all agreed two days
ago to resist all attempts by .allies ot
force surrender of arms.
King Constantine followed this re
fusal by calling to colors all Greek
reservists. -
London. Russian striking with a
giant's force Wows which it is hoped
will smash Teutonic ring of stet
gripping Rumania.
Flanking movement directed at
Jablonitza pass is most serious me
nace to German positions in Ru
mania. Apparently Russia has poured
mass of men into effort to aid Ru
mania. Teutons must meet this me
nace of flanking movement in Bu
kowina with large number of defend
ers. o o
Jake Loeb's record as an assaSsin
of civil service and a wrecker of the
merit system in the public school sys
tem of Chicago will be thrown on
the screen in a high light next week
for all Chicago to look at.
Monday or Tuesday the plans are
for a big high power motor truck to
go driving up to the City Hall. A roll
of paper will be taken off the 'truck
and lugged up to Mayor Thompson's
Me,n and women known not only in
Chicago, but nationally, will accom
pany this big roll of paper up to the
mayor's office. When they are asked
why they are here and what they
want, they will answer like this:
"On this roll of paper are signed
the names of 120,000 people living
in Chicago, men and women who are
voters. They ask you to use your
power as mayor of Chicago to
straighten out the wrong that was
done on June 27 of this year when
68 school teachers, of whom 42 had
records and markings by the super
intendent of schools as 'good,' 'su
perior' and 'efficient,' were thrown
out of public service without trial,
charges or hearing or evidence."
o o
"Chicken, Joe" Campbell, negro,
convicted of murder of wice of ex
Warden E. M. Allen, Joliet peniten
tiary, and sentenced to hang Dec. 8,
granted third reprieve today by Gov,
Dunne until March 16, 1917t

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