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AND THEY WILL FIGHT IT OUT IN
Gee whiz! One of the biggest men
in the Methodist chyrch is charged
with being the principal owner of a
patent medicine that has alcohol in it.
John A. Patten of Chattanooga,
Tenn, is the big Methodist "Wine
of Cardui" is the big medicine. And
the religious job John holds is chair
man of the book committee of the
Methodist JSpiscopal church the big
gest job a layman can hold in that
The charges that Patten was the
principal owner of the Chattanooga
Medicine Co., which makes, adver
tises and sells "Wine of Cardui," were
made originally by the Journal of the
American Medican Association.
But on Saturday the Illinois Meth
odist'conference took up the changes
and demanded that Patten refute
them or sever all official connection
with the Methodist church.
The charges are that the medicine
is a vicious fraud; each dose contains
as much alcohol as 100 drops of whis
ky, and the medicine hasn't drugs
enough in "sufficient quantities to
give any appreciable therapeutic ef
fect." Patten wired the Sunday Trib, say
ing the charges are untrue and malic
iously libelous, and says they will be
refuted in the U. S. court at Chicago,
where libel suits for $300,000 were
brought by him and his medicine
company against the Journal of the
American Medican Association and
Frances W. Walker, attorney for
Patten, says the charges will be dis
proved at the hearing here next week.
He says Wine of Cardui contains only
20 per cent alcohol, and Is a pro
prietary medicine, not a "tipple."
LOCAL WAR BRIEFS
"Drink caused war.'V--Rev. S. B.
Edmonson, Broadway M. E. Church.
Women's peace pageant at Coli
seum Wednesday night may draw
10.000. "Red Cross" night
Polish churches Hold peace masses.
Collect for war aid. aMed Sunday
"Canada is eager for war," said
Dr. P. W. MUler, Klmbark Av. Uni
versalist Church. "Everybody wants
"Mobilize," said Fred Moore of Uni
versalist Church of Reedeemer. "But
mobilize for peace."
Shoe prices remain same. Expect
price raise. South American ship
DEMOCRATS , GET TOGETHER
AND PLAN CAMPAIGN
Brickbats were checked at the
door today when the Sullivan and
met at the North Side Turner Hall to
select a "harmony" committee.
Enemies for years met in the hall
and tried to smile as they "howdy
doed" one another. According to the
plan now under discussion both John
McGillen, chairman of the Sullivan
committee, and Congressman Sabath
of- the "aJies" are to back down,
Tony Cennak,. Municipal Court bailiff
and boss of the United Societies, who
never gets far away from either fac
tion, is slated as the harmony com
mittee. At the state central convention it
is reported that the SulliVanites will
agree to allow Congressman Rainey
to preside. This is one proof of just
how anxious Roger Is to promote
harmony in order to insure his own
election. Rainey has been a foe of
Sullivan and a supporter of Bryan all
during his political career.
Republicans, Progressives and So
cialists are all holding conventions
Pittsburgh. Fire of mysterious
origin caused total destruction of
lumber yard of Eiler & Co. and 12
Galesburg, III. Mrs. Adda Kenni-
cutt, hotel proprietress at Alpha, shot
and killed by D. E Brown, well dig-,
ger, who committed suicide.