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New York. Because her beauti-
f ul red hair fell out when she blon
dined it to keep from being called
"carrot-dome," Katie Gottdank sued
her druggist for advising her to do it
New York. Trapped in apartment
house elevator between two floors for
more than an hour, Mme. Louise
Homer sang "Aida" to Joy, her iy2-year-old
son, so .he wouldn't get
Ithaca, N. Y. Mayor Bates, declin
ing to add to the two cells at City
all jail, declared if Ithaca has more
than enough prisoners for them
they'll get a room and bath at hotel.
New York. Mrs. J. C. Osborne's
$500 prize-winning white Minorca
nearly choked to death getting his
head through his chicken show cage
to hear a human being talk chicken
Lorain, Ohio. Hist, Diogenes! O.
L. McCahoon has asked the city so
licitor how his $1,200 salary as di
rector of public safety can be cut 50
per cent He says his services aren't
worth more than $600 yearly.
Cleveland. Mrs. Agnes Olstyn
sued Telesfor Olstyn, president of a
carriage company, for divorce, but
dismissed the case when it was
called, saying "her husband had
given her a beautiful Christmas present"
COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE
VOTES SALARY REPEAL
When the finance committee yes
terday found it could not include the
money needed for a raise in salaries
- of aldermen -from $3,000 to $3,500 a
W year, it voted 9 to 1 in favor of a re
peal of the ordinance passed in the
fall to give the increase.
J'We are cutting wages and laying
off city employes who need the mo
ney far more than most aldermen,"
said Aid. Chas. Merriam, "To raise
our own salaries now "would be J&e
piost unfortunate thing we could do."
WUF PRISONERS IN CAPTIVITY
TO START NEW LAND
By Henry Wood
With the French Army, Jan. 3.
During 1916 the allies have captured
582,723 Teutonic prisoners. Figures
made public today showed Russia
leading in its captures, having taken
400,000 Austro-Germans during the
twelve months just ended.
Other captures were: French:
78,500 German prisoners (including
26,660 taken at Verdun alone);
British: 40,800 Germans; Italians:
52,250 Austrians. Gen. Sarrail's
forces in Macedonia: 11,173 Bulgar
ians, Turkish and German prisoners.
SUES RAILROAD FOR $40,000 IS
Boulder, Col., Jan. 3. Att'ys for
Denver, Boulder & Western railroad,
opprating between Boulder and
Ward, CoL, have offered the roa"d to
R. L. Martin in settlement of his
damage suit for $46,000 now .pend
ing. The, road will be forced into
bankruptcy if Martin is awarded a
considerable sum, officials claim.
Martin, a mining promoter, alleges
that injuries he received in a wreck
in 1913 left him in permanently poor
LONG TIME BETWEEN DRINKS
Denver, Colo., Jan. 3. All rail
roads operating in and through inter
mountain region are now on the wa-
I ter wagon as far as sale of liquor in
dining cars is concerned.
Last road to get aboard is Union
Pacific. Order issued yesterday to
discontinue serving of drinks on din
ing cars in Wyoming, although there
is no restriction in that state against
sale of liquor.
Action of Union Pacific makes en
tire region from Chicago and Mis
sissippi river to Utah and New Mex
ico state lines dry from railroad
Many a. man gets out of washing
his auto by not having, one,.
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