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INQUIRY INTO BREAD MAKING
MAY REACH CHICAGO
A .rigid inquiry into the process of
making bread, which is being con
ducted throughout the east, fs likely
to extend to .ChioagovkFhe Ward
Baking Co., a $30,000,000 corpora
tion which has branchqp competing
with local firms in all the large cities
qt the United States, yesterday ad
mitted the adulteration of th,eir bread
with plaster of pan's, also known ae
gypsum and calcium sulphate.
In a statement given out from New
York yesterday Wardksaid that his
bread was beneficial and that his
firm was "accomplishing a great
thing for humanity" when they
placed this bread on the market He
was testifying in the inquiry into the
high cost of bread in New York.
According to an analysis of the
bread made by the board of health of
Boston, Ward's bread consists of 24
per cent plaster of paris, 24.9 per
cent sodium chloride, 11.5 of ammo
nium chloride and the remaining 40
per cent consists of flour and water.
So far no denial of this exposure
has been made from the Chicago
office of this firm.
. .Health Commissioner Young re-
iused to say whether or not an in-
' 'vestigation would be started here.
"We have never had cause to an
alyze bread for plastsr of paris," he
kid. "The report is interesting."
STANDING ROOM SIGN MAY BE
HOISTED AT JOLIET
Joliet, III., March 3. Unless Chi
cago quits sending gunmen, and other
cwivicts to the state prison here War
don M. Allen will hoist the S. R. O.
sign within the next month, he an
nounced today. With one-fourth of
the cells taken by Chicago criminals
the warden must keep all paroled
Chicago convicts at Joliet when he
cannot find work for them down
state. This is the operation of a
repent' ruling prohibiting paroled
cpavicts from going to Chicago,
"There's nothin' hew under th
sun. Fer instance,. Rip Van Winkle
County long ago discovered th' twi
Charles Edward Russell, noted
magazine writer will lecture at Gar-
rick theater Sunday "at 2:30 p. m.,
auspices of Worker's University so
ciety! Subject "Lessons of the War.",
Dr. Stanton Croit of England will
speak before the People's Open
Forum, Church of the Redeemer, Ro
bey st and Warren av., Sunday, 7.45.
Subject: "Is Civilization a Disease?"
"Is the Christian 'Reiigion a Colos
sal Superstitition?" will be subject of"
lecture by William Thurston Brown
at Colonial hall, 20 W. Randoph st,
Sunday at 8 p. m. ( Auspices' of Mod
ern School league.
CAR SERVICE TIED UP
" East Liverpool, O., March 3. .
Strike of 180 conductors, and motor-'
men of East Liverpool Traction &.
Light Co. tied up street cars in this
city and in Wellsville aad Chester,
'ENGLAND BUYS BIG CROP
London, March 3. Central Nevfr
been learned there that itogland haa"
purchased entire Argentine crop sur
plus for 1916.
Cloudy Wednesday, 'probably rain
or snow Thursday, not much change
in temperature, moderate to brisk