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BRYAN TALKS ON WAR AND THE
, LIQUOR TRAFFIC
Before a packed house of Presby
terians in the Auditorium, Sec'y of
State Bryan talked Sunday. He
touched upon the war in Europe and
the liquor traffic.
"Nations which have been built on
force have died. Those which have
trusted in armies and fleets have
gone down. Why do not nations
learn that righteousness is mightier
He explained his "grape juice"
"I have been denounced as a de
generate by the liquor advocates of
this city because I spoke for total ab
stinence. "I am satisfied with my habits,
and even if I dared to drink in spite
of its expense and risk to my own
health, I would not drink lest my ex
ample would lead to the ruin of others."
CHIEF TO GET MORE COPS.
With 60 out of 68 aldermen in fa
vor of an increase of the police force,
Chief Gleason will probably have
1,500 new policemen on beats next
Aid. Geiger, who is leading" the
fight for more patrolmen, has asked
Corporation Council Beckwith to pre
pare an emergency ordinance that
will provide about $40,000 for a
Tonight he will put a motion be
fore the council asking for the new
police temporarily and then make ar
rangements with the finance commit
tee to keep the new men on the pay
roll next year.
MORALS BODY SCRAP TONIGHT
Several clubwomen will attend the
meeting of the city council tonight
to watch the action of the aldermen
on the proposed ordinance creating a
This ordinance stripped of all the
high spots that might have made it
g possible factor fgr good will cqnig
up .tonight. A hot scrap is expected.
The proposed commission will consist,
of five members selected by the
mayor. Their duty is to make a
"scientific" study of vice and pre
scribe remedies. ,
ODD WAR NEWS
Amsterdam. The fact that young
boys ,are serving with the German
armies is shown in the recommenda
tion that two boys, 14 and 15 yeari
respectively be awarded the iron
Berlin. Many of the German
troops recently sent to the trenches
are provided with electric heaters
small enough to be carried in the
pocket and operated by a dry cell.
London. Sea gulls by the thous
ands are flocking hundreds of miles
inland, attracted by the good living
to be,picked up on the outskirts of
the British training camps.
Paris. A small glass tube, no
longer than a pencil, filled with io
dine and containing a tiny brush, is
being supplied to French soldiers to
render wounds aseptic and to minim
ize risks of blood poisoning.
Paris. A French officer impris
oned in Germany has twice commu
nicated with his family by attaching
a stamped letter to toy balloons. Both
floated to French soil, were picked
up and mailed.
London. The order of the "khaki
button" has been formed, the mem
bers being pledged not to treat Brit
ish soldiers to drinks.
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"I won't pay one cent for my ad
vertising this week!" declared the
storekeeper angrily, to the editor of
the country paper. "You told me
you'd put toe notice of. my shoe-polish
in with the reading matter."
"And didn't I do it?" inquired the
"No, sir!" roared the advertiser!
"No, sir, you did not! You put it in
the column with a mess "of poetry
that's where you put it,"-Idi3 .
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