Archive for the ‘By Wire’ Category

Why and Why Not

by on Monday, August 21st, 2017

Federal officials have broken up a plot of the I. W. W. at Detroit to tie up the Great Lakes commerce through strikes.

Under the prohibition law of West Virginia its inhabitants are restricted to the importation of one quart of liquor a month.

A bill to prohibit Sunday golfing in North Carolina failed to pass because some representatives insisted on exempting two popular hotel resorts.

While gangsters shoot each other upon the street and daylight robbers escape, the police of New York in one day arrested 400 persons for spitting in public.

The governor of Florida is a clergyman. He says he has been so busy since his election that he has not had time to “say my prayers at night or to read my Bible.”

Secretary of War Baker told the House Committee on Military Affairs that he broke many laws after Congress adjourned in order to speed up the manufacture of equipment for our new armies.

Heads of the labor unions have united in a huge protest to President Wilson against the adoption of national prohibition, assailing the Prohibitionists as “a fanatical and bigoted element of the population.”

Second-class mail, for transporting which some Congressmen propose to charge newspapers and other periodicals 4c a pound, is carries 438 miles by the Pennsylvania railroad every day for ¼c a pound.

Rear Admiral Chadwick says that foreign-born women in the United States have twice as many children as the native-born women and that women school teachers are causing young men to become effeminate.

Important news of the day

by on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

President points out how all may help

by on Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Hungry women besiege New York city hall

by on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Scene at New York city hall showing the food rioters, nearly all women, mounting the steps in their effort to see Mayor Mitchel. The first of the police reserves have arrived and are stopping the first rush. Thousands of women from the East side and other sections of the city opened a crusade against the high cost of living and started by raiding push-cart peddlers who had raised their prices. They then marched in a disorderly body to the city hall to enlist the mayor’s aid in their fight against the rising cost of necessities.

War and the pursuit of luxury

by on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Short skirts mean bigger meat bills

by on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Glass eye explodes as he looks at pie

by on Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Chicago.—Just as he was gazing with interest at a piece of pie, F. K Cosgrove’s glass eye exploded and he fell from his chair to the floor of a restaurant. He was soon revived.

Cosgrove is a farmer who lives near North Vernon and went to Hammond, Ind., on business. While there he ate in a restaurant, and a waitress was just bringing a piece of pie when his eye burst.

The eye had only been obtained a day or two before, and replaced his own eye, which was recently destroyed by an explosion of dynamite.

Use of heroin is barred

by on Friday, January 27th, 2017

Washington.—To aid in counteracting an increasing use of heroin throughout the country, all physicians of the federal public health service have been ordered not to dispense the drug hereafter for any purpose and to return immediately to the headquarters of the service here any quantities of it they have on hand. In announcing the step public health officials expressed hope that the example set by the service would have a wide influence among general practitioners.

She smokes in the street; put in jail

by on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Philadelphia, Pa.—Mrs. Margaret Wilda, thirty-eight years old, was arrested the other night when a policeman saw her smoking a cigarette on the street. The policeman told Mrs. Wilda her act was a breach of the peace. She refused to put the cigarette out and was held in jail over night. She told Magistrate Tracey in the morning she had quarreled with her husband and smoked on the street “for spite.” The magistrate discharged her.

Boys in their teens will fight in 1917

by on Monday, October 31st, 2016

(By Associated Press)

LONDON, Oct. 30—The war threatens soon to become a struggle between mere boys. The pace is said to be entirely too fast for the older men long to endure.

It is declared here that next year the Entente Allies will be facing boys of 17 in the German army.

General Sir Douglas Haig, commanding the British expeditionary forces, is said to have objected to the sending out of men of middle age. He wants young men of from 18 to 25. After the latter year it is said the fighting value of the human unit shows a rapid and steady decline.

The good soldier of today it seems must be of the age which excels in the more strenuous athletic games—the football player type. The older men have their place, but generally speaking it is said now to be in “the army behind the army”—the men back of the line, in the supply and transport divisions where the strain is not too great. These older men are too susceptible to trench diseases to be of great use on the firing line.

England already is registering boys born in 1899 preparatory to calling them up when they attain their eighteenth year.