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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 06, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 3

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from Health Commissioner Geo. H. '
Ruhland of -Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee dealers get their
milk from the same producers as do
the Chicago dealers. Yet in Milwau
kee, only two hours' ride from Chi
cago, the same milk that the local
dealers are threatening to boost to
y cents is selling at 6 cents a quart.
This information was contained in
the letter from Ruhland.
"Commissioner Ruhland's letter
was quite a surprise," said Dr. Rob
ertson. "1 know that the local deal
ers are buying from the same farm
ers as the Milwaukee dealers and
yet in Milwaukee the people can get
their milk 2 cents a quart cheaper.
"1 think that if the big Chicago
dealers raise their price'to 9 cents a
quart they will be making a serious
mistake. Ira J. Mix admitted to me
that in the few days that he was
trying to peddle milk at 9 cents his
firm lost 1,000 customers. The peo
ple realize they can get first class
milk cheaper and they simply won't
pay the increase."
The Bowman officials would not
say whether they would boost the
milk price. Most of the other deal
ers are watching the struggles of the
Borden Co. to retain their customers
aad charge 9 cents a quart. There
is a widespread rumor around that
unless all the big fellows get togeth
er and boost as a result of the strike
Borden will slip back to S cents.
The Borden Co. will probably be
the next place hit by the union un
less they grant an increase. They
employ 650 drivers. A strike may
be called there within a few days'.
The manner in which the short
sirike this morning was handled
showed the effectiveness of organi
zation. Under Stephan Sumner,
pres. of the union. Bowman barns
throughout the city were entirely I
picketed at the same minute the J
sairike was declared.
The union plan is to tackle all the '
gi one at a tune, so that the
.tupie will be warned and the bubic
and hospitals will not suffer by the
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Morals fight which developed into
political row continued today when
former Gov. Deneen came out with
denials of Mayor Thompson's ac
cusations that Anti-Saloon league
was Deneen-controlled organization
purposed to gain political prefer
ment for Deneen's election candi
dates, and not to better conditions
in the liquor business.
Deneen denied Thompson's accu
sation that Garrett Kinney, whom
Deneen supported for ward commit
teeman, was partner of Rob't Clarke
in Peoria's biggest distillery. Says
Kinney owns no stock or interest in
any distillery.
Meanwhile five suits against cab
arets have been filed by city prose
cutor on evidence furnished by Juve
nile Protective ass'n that they vio
lated 1 o'clock closing ordinance.
Cabarets hit are: Pfeiffer's, 1S20
Wells; Ada, 1326 W. Madison; Di
neen's, 518 S. State; Congress, 506
S. Wabash; Bevee, 20 B. Van Buren.
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London, May 6. Washington press
dispatches, reporting that Pres. Wil
son probably will accept in substance
the German reply, brought disap
pointment to the London press today.
Early editions of morning papers
carrying the full text of German re
ply, printed lengthy editorials. Writ
ers agreed almost unanimously that
German had failed to meet American
demands.that diplomatic break was
inevitable and that shortly the U. S.
would be ranged besides allies in the
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Sergeant Joseph King, badly hurt
when he failed in an attempt to stop
runaway horse in front of the Car
' -iiu-r s b ol at May and Huron st.
Three children also injured.

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