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MERRIAM WANTS MORE DOUGH
FOR CRIME INVESTIGATION
That the work of the Crime Com
mittee is not half done is claimed by
Aid Merriam, who, with $10,000 spent
in investigation, is to ask $15,000
As a return for-the additional ap
propriation, Merriam promises to
show up Chicago's crime in a manner
that will be a lesson to the world.
The committee has pointed out
the connection of the men on the po
lice force with "dips" and other crim
inals and has exposed the "ring" of
crooks, lawyers, detectives and
bondsmen associated in crime.
Chief Gleason suspended Sergeants
Power and Mulvey, who were accus
ed by sleuths of the crime committee
of having taken $40 in return for
supposed "protection" of their work
Mlawa Town in Russian Poland;
about thirty miles south of Soldau,
East Prussia. Tt is situated on the
railroad from Warsaw to Danzig.
Chrorzele is 28 miles to the east
Nomeny A small French town on
the Seine, 14 miles from Frouard.
Frouard is just above the,junction of
the rivers Meurthe' and Moselle.
Nomeny is a very ancient town, and
has been made a strongly entrenched
position during the present cam
paign. Lierre A Belgian town. of 25,000
population, 8 miles from Antwerp
and about 10 miles north of Malines.
One of the finest Gothic churches in
Belgium situated here will probably
suffer in the bombardment of the
town by the Germans.
Silesia The largest of the prov
inces of Prussia, containing the rich
est coal mines in Germany and be
ing one of the foremost iron mining
and manufacturing regions. Breslau,
the capital, towards which Russia is
directing the mightiest blow of her
campaign, is the industrial and com
mercial center of the province.
THEY GOT THEIR FAMILY INTO
AN AWFUL TANGLE!
San Antonio, Tex. When William
and Emma Weaver, parents of eight
children, were divorced and later re
married, but not to each other, they
brought about a state of affairs that
their children are now trying to work
The oldest of the Weaver children,
a girl, married her stepfather's broth
er, thus becoming her mother's sister-in-law
and also a sister-in-law to
her stepfather. The daughter's hus
band, who was his wife's uncle by
marriage, became his sister-in-law's
son-in-law and his brother's stepson-in-law.
In the meantime Mrs. Emma
Weaver, divorced wife of William
Weaver, married a young man named
Fay Newman, coming from a family
of twelve children, and Mrs. Sam
Newman, mother of the young man,
after divorcing huBband of the form
er Mrs. Emma Weaver, but who is
now Mrs. Fay Newman. Thus it is
that the present Mrs. William Weav
er is the stepmother of her daughter-in-law
and both stepmother and
mother-in-law to her son, Fay New
man. The son's wife became her hus
band's stepsister and also stepsister
to her stepfather and father-in-law.
William Weaver has become his
former wife's father-in-law and step
father and the stepfather of his son-in-law,
as well as father-in-law to his
own daughter and stepfather to the
man who married his former wife.
Now the question is, what relation
ship would the children born in each
of these families bear to each other?,
Get some paper and pencil and fig
ure out this family tangle.
What's your answer?
St Peter Very sorry, sir.x I can't
Philanthropist Why not? You've
just admitted a notorious burglar.
St Peter Yes; but he never pre
tended to be anything else. Life. J