ing are expected to be hit if the gov
ernment quiz pans out welL Returns
may come next week.
Meanwhile the poor public got an
other jolt when the dairy men
threatened to raise the price of milk
to 11 or 12 cents a quart unless the
Milk Producers' ass'n lowers the
price it is going to demand after
"April 1. Opinion is divided as to
whether the dairy men are trying to
bluff the producers out or whether
they really intend to tack more on
the cost of the necessity.
Threats of high prices for vege
tables and fruits in the fall, with
meat cost going higher every day,
has led the people of the poor dis
tricts to grab at offers of free lots for
gardening. The scheme is working
BOMB DAMAGES HOME AND
JOLTS DOZEN FIREMEN
The bomb which partly destroyed
the home of Mrs. Lena Palunba at
2426 Lowe av. early this morning
also bounced twelve firemen out of
their beds in the engine house across
the street The fire laddies hurried
across and put out a small blaze fol
lowing the blast and helped Mrs. Pa
lunba and her three boarders out pf
the ruins. They escaped Injury.
She was at loss to explain the ex
plosion; has never had trouble with
WILSON REAPPOINTS OLD
CABINET FOR NEW TERM
Washington, March 6. President
Wilson Monday reappointed his full
cabinet for another term.
The names sent to the senate
were: Robert Lansing for sec'y of
state; William Gibbs McAdoo, sec'y
of the treasury; Newton D. Baker,
sec'y of war; Thos. W. Gregory, att'y
general; Albert Sidney Burleson,
postmaster general; Josephus Dan
iels, sec'y of the interior; David F.
Houston, sec'y of agriculture; Wm.
Redfield, sec'y of commerce, and
Wm. B. Wilson, sec'y of labor.
THE GOLD COAST MUST BE NICE
NERVOUS PLACE TO LIVE
Hey! Call out the militia. The Gold
Coast, up there on the North Side,
needs it for protection. The jewel
robbers who have called without
printed invitation on several of our
society families of late have come
to look upon an ordinary private"
watchman as a mere toy.
This morning three would-be
house breakers toyed with Geo. Cre
gier. And he's a natty private watch
man. George spotted the men trying
to pry their way into the Parkway
tearoom possibly to get a cup of
"Halt!" shouted George, in regular
watchman voice. "And throw up
your mitts." '
So, being real congenial, all three
of the tea fiends walked up to George
and pushed their guns in his face.
George forgot to draw his own gun,
dern it, so they drew it for him. Also,
one of the men took his club. Then
they walked away and left George all
Anyway, the Parkway . tearoom's
tea was saved.
POLICE THINK "J. P. WELDEN"
AND SPARKS SAME MAN
Comparison of the signature of
"J. P. Welden," who sold a stolen
auto to Mrs. Clara Lasinski of 5533
Winchester av., and that of the
"Count" Palmer Sparks yesterday
led detectives to think that they are
the same person.
Mrs. Lasinski was held several
hours yesterday by the police in the
belief that she was not telling all she
knew about the sale of the auto, saidw
to have been owned by Fred Higgins,'
who was found mysteriously murder
ed on a Hammond road.
Not less than 1,000,000,000 cubic
yards have been excavated for Brit
ish, French and German trenches,
extending 750 miles, across Western
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