Foreign News Notes, Jan. 21, 1924

During the first nine months of 1923 there were:

Births 584,458 Deaths 506,007 Birth rate excess 78,451 The Paris press aspersed U. S. lib erty. In discussing the appointment of General Smedley Butler as Anti-Alcohol Dictator of Philadelphia, it was reported as "politely inferring" that: "It appears all is not well in the land of liberty, particularly in Phildelphia, where they have to call out the Marine Corps to make the people conform to laws they evidently do not like." The Chamber of Deputies voted an appropriation of 15,000,000 francs for the relief of sufferers from "floods, tidal waves, avalanches, forest fires...

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