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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 15, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 5

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Washington, Dec. 15. Whole sub
ject of peace and part America can
play, if any, will undoubtedly be
thrashed out in this afternoon's cab
inet session.
Confidential information from Sec
retary Grew of American Berlin em
bassy, dispatched with Germany's
proposals, is scheduled for presenta
tion to members, along with consid
eration of past official.
State dep't understands thorough
ly 'that sentiment of allies is against
peace at present moment In these
circumstances Pres. Wilson and his
advisors are admittedly still puzzled
to know just what attitude and what
action, if any, to take.
Latest German official hints point
ed to willingness to talk at least of
partial disarmament and likewise
willingness for introduction of world
guarantee of peace.
Administration feels there may be
instructive discussion of peace pro
posals among allies, but has had no
reason to believe that present pro
posals themselves will at once point
way to peace.
London. Allies have made known
in semi-official statements their re
jection of German-made peace at
this stage and today their armies in
the field were backing up that refusal
1 by. force of arms.
Statements- from east indicated
that winter had caused no let-up in
Russia's offense in Carpathian's. Nor
has there been any diminution of
fighting in Rumania. German ad
vance is slowly losing its momentum
in face of Rumanians' strong rear
guard resistance, made as they re
treat to strategic line of Buzeu river.
Before long there will be complete
consolidation of the Buzeu line of
Rumanian defense with the Russian
Carpathian line of offense. Russia
is likely to strongly reinforce this
whole line.
Steady increase in sentiment that
Allies on refnsingGerma peace .plans.
should set forth their own terms of
peace manifest-here. Notwithstarid-'
ing continued illness of Premier
Lloyd-George, it is known that the
allies, through the foreign office,
have already begun an informal ex-,
change of views on-Von Bethmann
Hollweg's proposals.
There are three, views entertained
as to the course which the allies
should, adopt in answering the Ger
man note:
First A blunt rejection of the.
Second That Germany name bet
ter terms.
Third That the allies do not ask
Germany's terms, but detail their
own terms.
London. Acceding to request of
U. S., allies have consented to grant
Count Ternowsky, newly appointed
Austro - Hungarian ambassador to
Washington, safe conduct to Amer
ica. Berlin, via Sayville. Buzeu has'
been captured by German forces.
Russian, trenches north, of railroad
from Mylsizov to Tarnopol were en
tered and 90 prisoners brought back.
Russian forces retreating in Ru
mania left burning villages through
great Wallachia.
Three vain attacks by French
forces on west bank of the Meuse
Copenhagen, Resignation of Ru
manian premier at Jassy, new cap
ital of that monarchy, announced.
London; Greece has accepted the
allies' ultimatum. Central News-Dispatch
from Athens announced.
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AtTy W. F. Burnett? said last night
he had evidence which would prove
that Jay Allen Caldwell is not the
mysterious "J. C. R." Caldwell is be
ing held by friends on a ranch in
North Dakota. He says he is tha
missing son of Jas. H. Caldwell and
his friends are pushing the fight to
secure property for him, that i$ held
by the elder CaldweJL

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