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WAR BRIEFS BY WIRE
London. Government's appeal to
farmers to plow grass land has added
850,000 grain-growing acres to the
New York. H. C. Hoover, chair
man national food commission, urges
every Boy Scout to aid in planting
London. 173,772 Irishmen now in
British army and navy. Of first 90
Victoria crosses awarded during the
war, 30 were to Irishmen.
Washington. Keep cool and,re
member hysterical economy will be
an injury; make war work tell, urges
H. E. Coffin, of council of defense.
New York. John Smith had a
grudge against recruiting officers, so
he undertook twice to tear down the
American flag. Police say he will re
cover. London. Premier Lloyd George
will propose that Ireland vote by
counties on question of home rule,
counties opposed not being forced to
Berlin, N. J. Geo. Tyson of this
place abhors ' "Prussian stench"
which siirrounds town's name and
has started effort to have it changed.
Suggests Pine Ridge.
"Hew York. All Hohenzollerns
have been relieved of their honorary
memberships in New York Yacht
club. Kaiser and Prince Henry of
Prussia left last night
Washington. Trustees of Carne
gie endowment for international
peace formally announce that most
effectual means of promoting dur
able peace is to whip Germany.
Baltimore. Dr. Alonzo E. Taylor,
former attache at U. S. embassy in
Berlin, says we might as well make
up our minds that Germany will 'nev
er be starved and that chances of re
volt there are very poor.
Minneapolis, Minn. Dr. H. L. Wil
liams. 17 years football coach at the
Univ. of Minnesota, today joined the
U. S. medical reserve corps. Probable ,
I football will be suspended at Minne
sota if war continues until fall.
Springfield. State council of de
fense to co-operate with national
council proposed in bill drafted by
Adj. Gen. Dickson.
Kansas City, Mo. Naval station
here the first to recruit its full quota
of men asked by navy dep't. Asked( A
to supply 800, Lieut McCabe has re-'
cruited nearly 1,000 and is going
after 1,500 "to help the east," he
Rome. Pope Benedict has been
"horrified" and has expressed deep
indignation over reports of Ger
many's plan to render fats and ferti
lizers from bodies of soldier dead, ac
cording to an article printed by the
AMERICAN DAY IN LONDON ALL
ENGLAND WELCOMES U. S.
London, April 20. Nobody could
mistake the fact that it was "Amer
ica day" in London today.
Flag makers' supplies had been ut
terly drained to dress the city in the
Stars and Stripes. The red, white
and blue hung from all public build
ings; it was swung to the breeze
from countless thousands of private
dwellings and business houses.
The formal ceremonies'were at St
Paul's, where one of the most no
table audiences ever assembled here
gathered to do honor to America and
re-consecrate England's ideals.
For the first time in history to
day a foreign flag floated beside the
Union Jack of England over houses
of parliament. It was the Stars and
Stripes. It flew likewise over the
lord mayor's mansion and over all
public buildings in England.
o o 'JP
Two Chicago attorneys, Harry
Meyerovitz and Beauregard Mosely,
were disbarred by the state supreme
court yesterday. The court also held
valid the ordinance requiring a li
cense fee of $25 for the sale of firearms.