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standing army of 770,000. Russia's
population is 170,000,000 and has a
standing army of 1,200,000. Ger
many's expenditures for her army
and navy in 1913-14 were $294,390,
000; England, $448,440,000; Russia,
$438,300,000; Prance. $311,002,000.
Britain has thirteen times as much
land as Germany. Before the war
the Germans were inrreasing at the
rate of 800,000 annually. Russia in
creased by 3,000,000 each year. To
you who are pro-English look at
these startling facts and wake up. I
am not a German. W. W. Schmus,
3402 Natchez Av.
HIS CHURCH CLEARS PASTOR
There was nothing wrong with the
actions of the Rev. Homer Warren
just before he was arrested along
with the girl that the police found in
a dark corner of Grant Park, near
the Art Institute. At least that was
the decision of the board of manage
ment of his church, the Wesley Meth
In an investigation made by the
church board, the pastor explained
that the girl with whom he was ar
rested, Esther Hillquist of 2044 Brad
ley pL, was a former member of his
pastorial flock. They had just met
on Michigan av. and had stopped to
chat when the police arrested them.
The police had received several
complaints concerning the actions
of a pair who occupied the same spot
as the pastor and girl shortly before.
Trial of the police charges against
them will be made March 15.
POLICE NAB FIVE BANDITS
Five youthful auto bandits wrote
an eventful chapter into their lives
last night when they forced a taxi
chauffeur to take them on a robbery
tour, made three stickups, sent the
driver away and then were caught by
a squad of detectives, armed with
cocked rifles, as they started in to
spend the money they had accumu
lated earier in the evening.
They were Wm. Kelly, Jos. Hurley,
Wm. Hurley, Neal Corcoran and Jas.
Kane, living in the vicity of 43d and
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CANDY MAKERS ORGANIZE
The first steps in city-wide cam
paign to organize the candy makers
of Chicago will be taken tonight
when workers of that industry will
hold a mass meeting in hall 214, Hod
carriers' hall, Harrison and Green
sts. All candy workers are invited to
John Fitzpatrick, pres. of the Chi
cago Fed. of Labor, who is taking an
active interest in the organization
plans; Emmett Flood, A. F. of L. or
ganizer; John Laduca, Italian organ
izer, and a German organizer will
speak. It is planned to organize the
man under the charter of the Bakers
and Confectioners' union.
Bordeaux. Capt. Allen Tucker
and crew of Orleans, first American
ship to arrive in Europe since sub
marine edict, given ovation when
they landed here.
Washington. Rep. Britten, Chi
cago, introduced resolution calling
for convening of new congress next
Washington. G. S. Blakslee & Co.,
Chicago, has offered its plant and
services to navy department in event
New London. Eastern Forward
ing Co. of Baltimore, American
agents for German undersea line.
has been dissolved.
New York. Statement from Dem
ocratic national headquarters says
it ''ost nearly 500 000 to elect Prea.
New York. Standard Oil Co. will
seek indemnity from Germany for
destruction of its oil properties In
Rumania when Germans invaded.
Madrid. Jas. W. Gerard, former
ambassador to Germany, traves U
boat peril and sails from Corunna,
Spain, for IT. S. A. on Spanish liner
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