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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 out welL o o 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 "black hand." o o 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 tea. "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 by himself. 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. o o- Not less than 1,000,000,000 cubic yards have been excavated for Brit ish, French and German trenches, extending 750 miles, across Western Europe.