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"BERLIN SUGGESTS WARRING
NATIONS SEND DELEGATES
TO PEACE MEETING
Berlin, via Sayville Wireless, Dec?
26. Germany today proposed a
meeting of delegates of belligerents.
In her answer to Pres. Wilson's
v peace note. y
Her formal reply to the American
peace suggestion was made in a note
handed to U. Is. Ambassador. Gerard
at Berlin and at thesame time to
American diplomatic representatives
at the capitals of the other central
powers' Vienna, Sofia and Constan-
! The note also hints-that the "great
work of the prevention of future
wars can be begun only after the end
of the present struggle or nations,"
and declares "when this moment
shall have come" Germany will be
"ready with pleasure to collaborate
entirely with the United States at
this exalted task."
The German note held the "most
appropriate road to reach the desired
result is an immediate meeting of
delegates of belligerent states at a
Washington, Dec. 26. Hasty ex
amination of Germany's reply to
Pres. Wilson's peace suggestions, as
contained in dispatches from Berlin,
led one of the-foremost administra
tion officials today to state his belief
the entente allies will not be satis
fied to. meet the Teutonic proposals.
This official declared he is strongly
of . the opinion that "the proposals
. would be unsatisfactory to the en-
tente allies insofar as hope of ar
ranging a peace conference at this
time is concerned."
SOUTM AMERICAN NATIONS MAY
BACK PEACE MOVES
Buenos Aires, Dec. 26.-Certain
South American chancellors are ten
tatively communicating regarding
. the-dispateh of a note to 'belligerents
..backing up. President Wilson's peace
, .plea forwarded here today. No offi
cial confirmation was to be obtained.
The report however went so far as to
suggest that the A. B. C. (Argentina,
Brazil and Chile) governments were
mainly concerned in the move.
GERMANY GAVE PEACE TERMS
TO NEUTRAL NATIONS
Rome, Dec. 26. Germany handed
to the neutral nations whose services
she- asked in forwarding peace sug
gestions to -her enemies a sealed
packet containing the specific, terms
upon which she was willing to make
peace, according to a report in cir
culation here today.
Thereport had it that this packet
was sent with instructions that it was
only to be read and forwarded to
Germany's enemies of the entente in
case these powers, answering GerT
many's "proffers, actually requested
terms. Otherwise, it was to be re
The same' report - declared, in the
case" of the note submitted to Pope
Benedict, Germany permitted the
holy father to read this secret list of
concessions and demands.
BRITISH HOSTILITY TO WILSON
London, Dec. 26. British hostility
toward Pres. Wilson, appeared to
have been considerably mollified to
day. The clange was attributed to
the latest interpretations of the mo
tives which impelled dispatch -of the
American peace note. London now
regards it as having been sent with
the main purpose of forcing Ger
many to state her peace terms and
to .carry the implication that unless
these terms are "satisfactory,"
America may enter the war on the
side of the allies.
There was, however, considerable
continued qriticism of what was
termed the president's ''obscurity
and infelicity" of language and his
apparent revelsal of principles since
May 27, when he stated that Ameri
ca was not concerned with the caus
es and objects of the war.