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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY. Iirinaneut |»eace in the garment industry in Cbi- j. *Ao was forecast yesterday by Sidney Hillman. a. iT-sldent of tlie Amalgamated Clothing Workers of "f v lerica -is the last of the strikers at the Myer t r.ro-bers and Lamm A- Co. plants went back to lo *,ork and officials of other big clothing tirms opened ,.i negotiations with committees of their striking cm J doves The 1cmii or tr:. K* men ami women si ill I «.„ -trike according to Mr. Hillman. will be all at ;it work within ten .lavs if tin- employers agree to to the terms under which the Lamm and Myer strikers rs returned to work. The conditions under which the i«- emi, loves will return to work, as stated by Mr. r. Hilluiau, art- as follows: All the strikers shall be M [ I . t , * " ■ ° j p ! y d a e to o e d !l I | ,1 j t * V •v • :- d • as • of if e y s II at j* ! of lt J -" l |~ a ir y ga ]- le r ir of if n ? the " a [d be „. the ie " l- »- a- J the ._ in n to j. a. of "f t to lo ,.i taken back. A shop committee shall lie recognized as officially representing the workers in each shop. The working week shall be forty-eight hours, instead of lifly-two or fifty-four. The wages shall I be increased so that the workers will receive as i much for the forty -eight-hour week as they did for • the longer week. A dispatch from Sofia of yesterday sa3-s: A neutral zone extending two kilometers on each side . of the frontier has been agreed upon between i Greet-e and Bulgaria, according to an official an- . notiiicemeiit made here today. The announcement r says: Bulgarian armies, by the capture of Monastir • and Resua. having approached the Greek frontiers the Bulgarian government, wishing to avoid any possibility of accident.-, between advanced liosts and I Greek frontier guards, proposed to the Greek gov- - ernme-nt that a neutral zone be formed by tlie re- ■ treat of the troops on each side two kilometers J from the frontier. Greece replied, accepting, and I the war minister ordered the Greek authorities to «»-operatc with Bulgarian soldiers for the forma- tion of the neutral zone. The Bulgarians have I taken 1.234 prisoners, fourteen cannon and sixty- - two ammunition cars. From London yesterday a cablegram said: An 1 Amsterdam dispatch this afternoon declares that t Vicuna takes a most pessimistic view of the Austro-American negotiations, and believes it possible that j America will show displeasure by demanding the ? recall of the Austrian charge daffaires at Washington. This view is not altogether concurred in. • according to reiiorts from Swiss sources, which states that Vienna officials hope the note will be J received with satisfaction in the United States. "It is reported that the Austrian reply was submitted to the German ambassador at Vienna before e it was handed to Ambassador Penfield," continued j th - Amsterdam dispatch. News from Vienna also 0 stated that Dr. Dumba. former Austrian ambassador r to the Inited States, helped draft the reply, Ban Johnson before leaving Chicago at noon ■ yesterday with the American ieague peace envoys s issued a statement confirming the plans for the L amalgamation of tlie Federals with organized base-y ball. He said definitely that Charles Woeghinnn J would get the Cubs and trausfer them to the North Side. He said Weeghman would have associated ,1 with liiui in the Cub ownership a wealthy Chi-;. . i-agoan, whose name lias not been mentioned in n connection with baseball. He said there would il l e no hitch in the peace agreement from the P American league stand|M int. He said the peace e plan was feasible and unique in baseball. "Considerable quantities of food are being sent t la Germany by parcel post from America and we are in communication with our ambassador at J Washington on the subject." Lord Robert Cecil. parliamentary undersecretary for foreign affairs, informed i- the liouse of commons yesterday in reply y to certain questions. Tlie undersecretary added ,] that other steps had lieen taken to deal with the e matter effectively. Asked if special instructions in D this connection had been given to the British navy. • Ixird Rotiert Cecil said he was of the opinion that it would not be convenient to specify what in- 1- st ructions had lieen given to the navy. Retreat of the allies from Serbia has killed all U prospects that Rouniunia will enter tlie war against t I 1 the Austro-Gormans. according to Bucharest dis-•; j. ] patches to Zurich yesterday. On the contrary. M. t. Margliileniau. leader of the conservatives, in an n audience with the king, suggested that the time is s now ripe for Rotimania to join the central empires s aud invade Russian Bessarabia. These dispatches s suggested that Russian concentration along the e Roumanian border was for the purpose of meeting I a possible Roumanian invasion, rather than for an invasion of Bulgaria. The aged King Peter of Serbia, who was forced A to flee through the Albanian mountains to escape ,e capture by the Bulgarians, will arrive in Italy within ■ a few days from Scutrai. The royal villa at Casorta ■ has been placed at his disposal by King Victor :r Kmniantiel. it was learned yesterday. Preparations are also being made to receive tlie Montenegrin n royal family in case the Austrians suceessd in over-II running M -iitonegro. The Italian queen is the J daughter of King Nicholas of Montenegro. A division -f the Serbian armies, escorting 18. 0H i, _ Austrian prisoners of war, has arrived at Tirana and F.lbassam. in Albania, according to a dispatch li from Janina. Albania, to the Havas News Agency. The Serbian officers and soldiers are in no wise dis-,p sl enraged, tlie dispatch adds, and all declare they Y are ready and eager to resume the struggle, Aerial battles along the entire western front were J reported in yesterday afternoons official statement xl at Berlin. "Lieutenant Immelman. in an air tight * over Valencienes shot down an English monoplane." the war office stated. "This is the seventh English ;h monoplane conquered by Immelman." The official announcement is made that the Ger-■ r- man emperor, after a long journey to the armies s under Field Marshal von Hindenburgs chief comma ml and an inspection of the naval plants at it I.ibau. has arrived at Berlin, where lie will remain n for some time. Release of the Greek steamers Kate and Saint lt Diniieos. which have been detained at Malta by the *| British authorities since November 20. was reported d in dispatches received at New York yesterday. The two vessels were en route from New York to ■ Break parts. The Ixindoii Times says it understands that none ie of Menrv Fords peace party will be allowed to :o land at Kirkwall. Officials lieliove the ship will be ,c released after the usual examination. Former Senator Hale of Maine is seriously ill of paralysis at his home in Washington. Owing to o his advanced age. seventy-nine years, little hope is held out for his recovery. .