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all thewagon drivers, who went out
first, asked was a living wage." The
ice barons refused them this; the en
gineers and firemen walked out in
This shut down the plants and
preparations were made for a long
fight. Then came the hot spell and
the babies died like flies for want of
The ice manufacturers heard the
death wails of the babies, but we're
not affected until Tuesday, when the
indignant citizens, at a mass meet
ing, demanded an immediate settle
ment and the resumption of the pro-:
duction of ice.
The men, of course, were willing;
the ice barons SAID they were, then
held a secret meeting at midnight,
after which they announced their
plants should stay closed until the
unions were broken, no matter how
many babies died.
Tha Academy of Medicine imme
diately called an emergency meeting
and petitioned the mayor to seize and
operate the ice plants "for the sake
of the babies and the suffering sick."
The physicians pointed out that
the death rate among infants had
risen one hundred per cent because
of the lack of ice.
Mayor Hunt and the Board of
Health acted at once; the plants were
seized and the city today is enlisting
the union men, who went on Strike
to operate the plants. Union drivers
have agreed to buy ice from the city
operated plants and deliver it to cus
tomers. Both Attorney General Hogan and
the federal authorities will be called
upon to investigate the ice barons'
association for evidence of combina
tion in restraint of trade.
When the first bitter suffering be
cause of lack of ice came, Mayor
Hunt tried to buy ice for the hospitals
from other cities. He found himself
balked on every hand.
The ice barons are expected to run
to the- courts -and ask an injunction
to stop -the -oifey'fr operaiien of th.
Ide plants some time today.
Waiter Strickland, 2014 S. Ashland!
av., garage owner, and John Hart,.
119 Aberdeen, mechanic, arrested,
after auto they were driving struck'
cab and injufed driver at Wabash,
and Harrison sts. Auto did hot stop',
and police pursued in taxi.
Henry A. Edman, conductor Chi
cago City tlailways Co., died at Pro
vidence Hospital from blow oh jaw;
from Edward Shaw, track foreman,
for same company. Edman scoffed
at college education. Shaw intimated,'
his father was wealthy Eastern mer
chant. Joseph Elardo, 2110 N 56th crt,
stabbed and killed his 17-year-old-wife
in their home; attempted suicide
by slashing his wrist Arrested and
taken to St Anne's Hospital.
Body of young and beautiful,
women taken froim river at Loomis
st; unidentified; has been in water
two weeks. Dark hair and eyes, reg
ular features, white waist, black
skirt, black silk stockings, white un-;
derskirt, no hat; bet-Ween 25 and 30
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