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gallons or more than 3,000,000 flies
A wire cylinder trap is placed on
top of a barrel painted a bright green.
Common brown sugar is used in the
traps to attract the flies. Every oth
er day the municipal fly catcher
makes the round of all traps and
Now the city has 24 public traps in
use. Each trap averages several gal
lons of flies a day.
And there are 7,000 flies to a pint
by actual count.
Already there has been a notice
able decrease in the fly nuisance.
Health doctors insist that if the cam
paign is kept as vigorously as start
ed St Louis will be able- to keep her
self "fly proof."
SAYS BRIDES RESORT TO "ANY
Dr. Albert A. Ogle of Indianapolis
has explained .in detail to a Day
Book reporter what he meant when
he declared in a speech before the an
nual convention of the American In
stitute of Homeopathy that the
teaching of some mothers caused
brides to resort "to any measures"
to prevent childbirth during the
bridal year. Incidentally, Dr. Ogle
took a rap at some members of -the
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion who he declared had too many
ancestors to brag about and nothing
to speak of in the way of progeny.
"The day is past," said Dr. Ogle,
"for us to hide the truth about the
greatest of all God-given functions.
Only the freest of language will stop
the silly prudery of mothers whose
teaching that motherhood during the
bridal year is a disgrace and direct
cause of untold anguish and unprint
able perversions. When I said brides,
and even some women who have long
been married, resort to any measures
to prevent childbirth, I meant just
that 'any measure.'
"My investigations have led to
talks with hundreds of physicians re
garding thousands of cases. Amer
ica would refuse to believe the facta
and figures I have gathered regard
ing ignorant women, or what is call
ed our highest classes, who marry
with no intention of consummating
their sacred vows within a year and
some times longer."
Dr. Ogle intimated that the Amer
ican nation has no reason to point
with scorn to other nations whose
childbirth records are low.
"Such conditions in almost every
case result in driving husbands from
their homes to indulge themselves
elsewhere," continued Dr. Ogle. "The
layman must know the truth and
only by a physician's advice and
proper teaching to supplant criminal
prudery of parents can conditions be
Dr. Ogle said he was voicing no ar
gument for unlimited offspring.
CONVINCED MRS. ALLEN WAS
VICTIM OF MURDERER
Springfield, July 1. John P. De
vine of Dixon, sent to Joliet as Gov.
Dunne's personal representative in
investigation of death of Mrs. Odette
Allen, returned to Springfield and de
clared he was convinced Mrs. Allen
had been murdered.
He admitted, however, that there
had been considerable doubt ex
pressed on this score. He said he be
lieved her skull was fractured.
Woman's Party of Cook County to
hold regular monthly meeting at Gar
field Park refectory at 2 p. m. Friday.
Public invited. Entertainment. Cor
nelius Lehane, speaker.
The Meteor Pleasure club will go to
South Haven July 3 for week in West
"What's Abner chopping that nice
big tree down for, Mrs. Hawkins?"
"He Aggers he'll be able to get
twice as much work out of the hired
men when they ain't got no shade to
rest in." N. Y. World.