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MB. BRYAN AT BHIHINGHAH
William Jennings Bryan te la Bir
mingham as a lsctmrwr. Last week
ho was in Washington as the guest of
democrats In the nation and was .en
tertained by the President. Mr.
Bryan's work in the campaign called
forth the thanks of the administra
tion. His work for. th American
people has been recognized for years,
and many of hl3 ideas have been en
acted Into laws of the highest import
ance, like the election of senators by
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r. uryan nai rlalted Birmingham
often, and has spoken here on public
Questions many times. Ho has de
voted friends here and followers who
have been his friends for twenty years
and more. His visit coincides with
tho meeting of the Anti-Saloon
league, but Alabama is safely prohi
bition and needs ho visits on that
mission, except for higher prohibi
tion. It welcomes the "Great Com
moner" as ono of tho leaders of
thought in America, always on the
moral side of groat questions.
Mr. Bryan finds a welcome in Bir
mingham as warm as tho welcome
he finds in Nebraska, for he has long
been a citizen of the nation too great
to bo claimed by any one state.
Birmingham (Ala.) News, Dec. 12.
BRYAN'S TRIUMPHANT" VISIT TO
AIABAMA'S 0A1ITaL CITY
Montgomery paid William Jen
nings Bryan a tribute yesterday that;
nas seldom n ever been paid to any
man in the private walks of lifo: of
He K.au greeted by 'one of the most
magnificent audience "that5 ever filled
th6;Grandr'f heatri' t rohf the1, orchestra
to thbateony.' :
It wariidt'only -lrge but composed
of the kept eleiueiiU, of the commun
ity Ofjall clasgesa'nd..'iri all walks
of lif Q.i- - Z . -: sA; -'"
The .banker ;tfdShli'Ifo Wore.
hl"hAf'r ''', ' . -- ' Vi- '
y.'. .... ? . . -
eT man. who wears overalls while
around and about j his . duties, was
tore wlVlirhig jfife:;'.
ivA'listened attentively, intently,
.ca.tchfnvechjand every word as it
fellrbm the speaker's lips, and were
thrilled as they were deeply touched
and impressed by his many homely
illustrations of the evils of the liquor
traffic ' n i
It was- an address for tho masses.
It was an address for, the classes.
, It was an, address, to? he cultured,
the educated man .an'diw.oman. ,
It was , an, $ address fpr ibp , plain,
uneducated man,4 and 'uneducated wo
man. .; ' iA ,, ,.;,. , '
All could . understand all alike
could, appreciate it, and all. a)ike are
impressed by it'.
As an advocate of "any cause, Mr.
Bryan is without a-pfter in this coun
try. ... -
He is a born orator.
Every, word and tone ana gesture
bear the impress of sincerity.
. Hev. captivates n t only the intel
lect but the heart, and when one
once hears him he wants to hear him
again and again.
The features of his face are full,
somewhat massive, and express thd
honesty, the sincerity, the calm de
termination for which he ' is farH
His manner is grave and deliber
ate, but pleasing- and attracts his au
dience by not only his rare gifts of
oratory, but his arguments.
He is a polished speaker, logical
and forceful, and enchains attention
by a lofty, sustained and unbroken
strain of rhetoric.
His voice is cleai can be heard
distinctly throughout the largest au
ditorium in this country, his sen
tences well rounded, and his gesticu
lations neither frequent nor violent,
but always graceful.
He enrapts the audience, and in his
occasional flights of oratory he never
fails to arouse the audience to the
liio-hosr. nitch of enthusiasm. Yes-
fteTday he seemed to be never so much
himself. , ,
His splendid, his magnificent, his
unquestioned appreciative audience,
seem to. arouse in him all the enthu
siasm of his nature, and he held for
over ari hour "that audience spell
bound, and tho only regrets wore
that his engagement in another city
necessitated hia cutting his address
abort to catch an outgoing train.
Mr. Bryan's strength and popular
ity as a great figure In our national
life was mado undeniably apparont
in tho community on his visit hero
Mr. Bryan will always find a cor
dial welcome to Montgomery. Mont
gomery (Ala.) Journal, Jan. 3.
AWFUL COST OP WAR RISES IN
From Memphis (Tonn.) Commer
By a careful comparison of statis
tics from different sources tho follow
ing are estimated to bo tho total mil
itary casualties of tho belligerents 10
Jan. 1, 1917: i
Great Britain . ........ .1,400,000
Ru68ia- v...-i. 8,700,000
Franco . . . . ? .'.;.. . .-. ,i.' . 3J800.000
Italy ....;.. 850,000
Sorvia . . . : ;t.. . .,, 500,000
Belgium ; , . 225,000
Roumania . ...;.,.. 350,000
Other entente .....'. 20,000
Total entente . . i ; . . . . 15,845,000
Germany '4,500, 0U0
Austria-Hungary .,...".. 4,250,000
Total central powers t. . 9,350,000
'Grand total 25,195,000
0 these a fourth, or 6,300,000 are
This is a rough approximation,
Only Great Britain.and Germany give
put lists of losses, and the German
lists are alwayj many months in ar
cearsr Tho figures for British losses
are most, reliable. .. The Russian and
Austro-Hupgarian casualties are
known only in a vague way, but they
aro certainly enormous.
Berlin recently estimated that the
losses since Juno 1, last, for all nei-
jlgerentB had been at the rate of a
million men a month, or 7,000,000.
Tho casualty rate Is certainly rMn;
as the war goes on, because of the
larger masses of mon and tho better
Tho number of men killed In othor
wars Is as follows: American Civil
war, 1,000,000; Crimean, 485,000;
Franco-Prussian. 290.000: Snanlsh-
Amorican, 2,910: Boor. 12.000: Rus
Wlmt Wnr Hiw CoHt
While tho indirect money cost of
the war in ruined towns and fields.
diminished productivity and maimed
anu siam human belnc-i can novcr bo
known, tho following is an approxi
mation of tho direct money loss to tho
different boiligoront governments of
tho conflict to Jan. 1, 1917:
Great Britain $15,000,000,000
Italy. ........... 3,000,000,000
Minor entente' nations 2,500,000,000
Total cntentd . ..$41,000,000,000
Germany . ...... ..$15,000,000,000
Austria-Hungary . . 7,700,000000
Total central powers $24,000,000,000
Military cost to neu
trals duo tb war. . 700,000,000
Grand total direct mil
itary cost of war. . ?G5, 700, 000,000
The indirect cost Is probably twlco
as great as tho direct cost, irlvine
I $196,000,000,000 as a rough approx
imation oi tno loss to humanity by
two years and Ave months of stand
ing at Armageddon. Nearly two hun
dred thousand million dollars!
The war is now costing $110,000,
000 a day.
The American Civil war lasted four
years ahd the direct cost was only
$8,000,000,000. But it took thoouth
50 years to recover from.it.
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THE YEAR 1916
As we reckon time, another year has passed.
In many respects it has been the very best year in
the history of THE MIDWEST LIFE. It closed
'the year with $2,093,272 of insurance in force;
with substantial progress made in its agency or
ganization, with an increase in its assets of $137,
000, and with renewed hope and courage for the
The total income of the company for the year
was $289,342. The total assets of the company
now reach $857,105. Without doubt, at the epd
ofthis year they Will equal $1,000,000. The death
claims paid during the year amounted to $29,581
as against $25,632 paid out in the year 1915.
The company is operating only in Kansas and
Nebraska. Agents wishing to represent this
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