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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 18, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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FRENCH BELIEVE DRIVE ON
VERDUN IS ENDED
London, March 18. Marked slack
ening in violence of German assaults
around Verdun has convinced some
French military critics that crown
prince is about to abandon offensive.
This belief is not shared by mili
tary men here. .Germans, they said,
have pressed forward to positions of
such character that their withdrawal
at this time could only be effected
with heavy losses.
London. Premier Asquith will be
asked in commons on Thursday
whether government will participate
in conference of all powers to discuss
peace terms".
Amsterdam. Thorough investiga
tion shows that every person aboard
Dutch liner Tubantia, sunk off North
Hinder lightship by mine or torpedo,
was saved.
Berlin. National liberal party to
day introduced bill in reichstag di
recting chancellor to enter into no
agreement with other nations, limit
ing Germany's use of submarine, ex
cepting in cases of passenger carryJ'
ing ships.
Berlin. German offensive around
Verdun has slackened because of
weather conditions.
Paris. French aviators made 5
great raids on German cities and im
portant positions last night and en
gaged in 32 duels along Verdun front
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DAIRYMEN THREATEN RETAIL
SYSTEM IN PRICE. FIGHT
Farmers, dairymen and others
identified with the Milk Producers'
ass'n will start a gigantic retail milk
system in Chicago and sell their own
dairy products before they will ac
cept the purchasing rates offered by
Chicago distributors. This was the
ultimatum delivered today, following
a general meeting of dairymen at
Elgin.
The Producers' ass'n has a de
fense fund of $250,000 and has al
most unlimited financial resources,
according to a prominent dairyman.
The present price agreement be
tween producers and distributors ex
pires March 31.
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TRAEGER TO KEEP ORDER IN
ARGO STRIKE
The armed roughs in the standing
army of the Corn Products Co. have
been ordered to cease making raids
outside the stockade to beat up strik
ers. Sheriff Traeger put an end to this
sort of business as soon as he learn
ed what the special guards furnished
by the Mooney & Boland Detective
Agency were doing.
The sheriff was told that it had
been the practice of plant guards to
leave the property of the company
and beat up strikers.
If rough tactics in the strike zone
do not cease Sheriff Traeger will or
der the private guards withdrawn and
will put his own deputies to guarding
the plant
Four more strikers were fined from
$100 to $200 by Justice of Peace Mc
Carthy. The strikers will attempt to
have these verdicts reviewed by a
higher court
The strikers decided yesterday to
continue their fight under auspices
of the American Federation of Labor.
Overtures from Industrial Workers of
the World were rejected.
Sup't Jeffries says many strikers
have accepted a 2-cent raise and
returned. This is denied by union
men.
The offer of the state board of ar
bitration to use its good offices to
ward settling the strike was flatly
refused by the company. Strikers
had agreed to submit their griev
ances to arbitration.
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SECTION MEN STRIKE
Asking an increase from $1.65 to
$2.20 a day, 125 section hands of the
Northwestern railroad have gone on
strike. They are the men who work
between Clybourn Junction and Milwaukee
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