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The .pure-milk mass meeting in
the, council amounted 'to little
more than a riot. .
800 attended the meeting, and
mjljc .dealers opposed to a pure
milk ordinance were there in
force, with organized claque.
.The claque cheered whoever
spoke against the ordinance to the
echo, and interrupted those who
sp"bke foHt with jeers and hisses.
Aid., Hey led fight against or
dinance. Health Commissioner
iYoung, Dr. Isaac Abt, Jane
'Addamsand Dr. F. G. Billings
spoke for it.
Hey accused Chairman W. O.
Nance of steam roller methods
because Nance wouldn't let Hey
run. the meeting the way he
..Those for the ordinance told
what impure milk meant to the
babies of the city, and how im
pure the present supply is.
Aids. Hey and Utapel wanted
to ask everyone questions, and
had. fits when they weren't allow
ed to. .'
Jn'the end, a resolution em
powering, Nance to appoint com
mittee of 25 to secure the passage
of a pure milk ordinance was
Health Commissioner Young,
Fqrjner Health Commissioner
Evans, Jane Addams, Julius Ros
epwald and Dean Sumner are
among those who will sit on the
Probably Mayor Harrison will
get orders from Andy Lawrence
to sit on the committee and make
a noise like being for pure milk.
Lawrence has taken up -the
pure milk fight to distract atten
tion from his war on organized?
labor, and, of course, he'll make
Harrison come through. j
Health Commissioner Ydung
has put it up to the council to g&t
busy in a hurry, unless it wants
the health department to start
"I'll publish' the name of very
dealer, big' ofIittle who sells im
pure milk, ip the newspapers
said Young, "unless thd council
passes a pure milk ordinance.""
"And," he added, "if-the news- .
papers won't publish the trutn,
I'll placard the names pf dealers
in dirty milk on every billboard in
the city." ' 5
Rememtfer what we told you
about how the price of meat was -going
up because ,the Beef Trust
had been "dissolved?"
The Beef Trust "was officially
dissolved Tuesday. Yesterday
the price of mearwenttip cent .
in Chicago and 1 x'ent in New
York. V .
Atty. Gen. Wickershamsafd he
was satisfied with the dissolution
plans- of the Beef Trust. Guess
he and the "resl; of Taft's. cabinet
are about the only ones Who are
outside of tl?e-Trust itself.
And' while the Beef TUst is
pushing up tne ost of living",
their friends of th'e street railroad
companies arejrefusing their em-
ployes a sufficient increase in.
wages to live decently.
The employes of'the.Cfiicago
City Railway Co. and Chicago
Railways Co, have unanimously
rejected the companies' offer to
extend the-old jvage agreement.
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