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UNITED BUTCHERS KICK ON THE
HIGH COST OF LIVING
The United Master Butchers' As
sociation met last night in a protest
against the presentfood crisis. They
blamed the packers and in resolu
tions suggested the following reme
dies: To prohibit the exportation of all
fresh meats unless there be an over
supply in the country, as there is an
advance in prices in all lines of fresh
meats, viz: Beef, pork, lamb, veal,
Appointment of a commission by
the president and congress to super
vise the exportation of all food pro
ducts, fresh or frozen, there being
great fear of exporting fresh products
and throwing the supply of cold stor
age houses on the American public
at fancy prices.
Heavy duty of not less than 10 per
cent on all export meats.
We are opposed to speculating in
any way, shape, or form in all food
products, supply and demand to regu
late the price.
A heavy fine and imprisonment on
any one so speculating.
That if the product could come to
market in fresh condition instead of
cold storage, the public could be
given a lower price at all times of
We commend the public for re
fraining from purchasing pork at the
inflated balloon prices.
STREET CAR UNIONS MERGE
The largest local union in the
American Federation of Labor is ef
fected in Chicago through the con
solidation of the North and South
Side divisions of the street car men's
organization. Ballots on the merger
were announced today. Division 241
voted 3,459 for and 13 against. Divi
sion 260 on the South Side voted 388
for and 4 against. The total mem
bership is over 11,000. The new
joint local goes into operation Jan. 1.
"Bill" Mahon, president of the I
street car men's international, and L.
D. Bland', editor of the Union Leader,
the local paper of the organization,
have sent no word fro mthe British.
Isles as to their whereabouts. They
were especially anxious to see Ire
land and it is believed they are stay
ing over for trips to Dublin and Belfast
GOVERNMENT'S WAR ON FOOD
PRICES CENTERS HERE
With the return of United States
District Attorney Wilkerson tomor
row Chicago will be the battleground
for the government's war on food
prices. The inflation of prices on
nearly all foodstuffs and meats in
particular has been brought to the
attention of the president, who has
ordered the department of justice to
start an investigation at once.
At the department of justice it was
announced that evidences of com
bines or conspiracy would result in
indictments under the Sherman act.
Close on the heels of an investiga
tion by the government came an or
der from the Illinois Women's Demo
cratic League placing a boycott on
all meats in Chicago and Illinois.
It is reported that Franklin Mc
Veagh & Co. purchased 68,000 pounds
of sugar at 3 cents a pound to
hold for a market of 15 cents a pound.
James McVeagh denied the report.
The government intends to inves
tigate all big purchases of foodstuffs,
which it is believed are to be held
for a short market.
A BLOODY MEXICAN SCRAP
Washington, Aug. 14. The blood
iest battle of the Mexican revolution
was reported to the navy department
today. Admiral Howard from Mazat
lan said that one regiment of 800 In
dians charged across a field which
had been mined and covered with
barbed wire, facing concentrated fed
eral artillery fire and shots from the
At the close of the engagement
only 22 Indians were unhurt. 600
killed outright and 178 wounded,