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of buffet flats and drug store saloons
in the fasfilonahle North. Side dis
tricts. BRYAN STRIDES BLOW FOR DRYS
Springfield, Jan. 23. Two broad
sides were fired at, the "demon Turn"
in Springfield today. The first was
the appearance of William Jennings
Bryan as the initial orator engaged
by Springfield "drys" to start the
campaign to make Springfield "dry'
The second was the introduction
in the senate of the state-wide "dry"
bill providing for a referendum vote
to make Illinois "dry."
The bill was referred to the com
mittee on license and miscellany, of
which Senator Wood is chairman.
Senator Wood believes the bill will
pass the senate and has hopes it also
will get by the house. That it will be
referred out favorably is a foregone
Though county option is known to
be "in bad" in the house, a number
of members counted upon by the
"wets" are said to be leaning toward
the state-wide prohibition bill and its
lobbyists have hopes.
PERSHING BEGINS WITHDRAWAL
-Washington, Jan. 23.-r-Withdrawal
of Gen. Pershing's forces from Mex
ico is under way.
The outposts have .already been
drawn in and the general movement
northward toward the border will
follow immediately, it was officially
Following Pershing's withdrawal,
the question of lifting the embargo
on arms will immediately come tp
There is no intention of lifting the
embargo now, however. It is theyde-,
sire of this government to furnish
the Carranza government with all
the arms it needs from now on, but
it must first be definitely determined
the arms will get into , Carranzate
and not Villista hands before the em-'
bargo is lifted.
SCHOOL -BOARD SECRECY OF
RECORDS IS SHOWN BY
LARSEN UNDER QUIZ
Sec'y Lewis E. Larsen of the
school board came before council
schools committee today to answer
questions about real estate city is to
buy around John Marshall high
"I deplore the controversy between
the school board and the city coun
cil," said Larsen. "I'm "standing here
as an employe of the board and in
that capacity I am saying the board
has a right to -charge bad faith on
the part of the council schools com
mittee." "Do you deny, Mr. Larsen, that
the school board refused this com
mittee the right to inspect the books
of the school aboard?" asked Aid.
Buck. ''Is it not a fact that the mem
bers of this committee appeared be
fore you and with all respect and
courtesy asked for the privilege of
examining certain accounts and doc
uments in your possession? And is
it not a further fact that you re
fused this committee that privilege?"
"The law says the city council can
not exercise certain powers that are
delegated to the board," replied Lar
sen. "Do weunderstand you make the
charge of bad faith as an individ
ual?" asked Buck.
"Oh, no, I am speaking only as an
employe of the board,' 'said Larsen.
Washington. United 'States em
ployment bureau 'has completed
plans with war department to obtain'
employment for national guardemen .
returning from border who may be
out of work.
. Menominee, Mich. Examination
ofVitnesses began in $125,000 suit
of Miss Prank Gray Shaver against
Batoness May Van Pallandt Va
neerde on charge of fraud and misrepresentation.