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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 18, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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similar resolutions pending in the
house committee. Leader Under
wood is understood to be in favor of
the passage of some resolution of this
kind at once.
Rep. Kelly Has made an interesting
tabulation of food prices taken from
Pittsburgh and Philadelphia whole
sale quotations in the past week.
He finds, for instance, that sirloin
steak has advanced in price 20 per
cent, round steak 18 per cent, rib
roast 12 per cent and pork chops and
smoked bacon and lard have been
proportionately advanced.
Flour has gone up 25 per cent,
$1.60 a barrel having been added to
the price; while corn meal is 22 per
cent higher than it was a week ago;
eggs are 20 per cent higher; butter
has gone up 25 per cent and granu
lated sugar jumped 25 per cent.
These wholesale prices have been
reflected immediately in the retail
trade, and the Pennsylvania con
gressman is receiving literally hun
dreds of letters from his constituents
begging him to do something about
it. In this respect his experience is
similar to that of other congressmen.
The department of justice is being
put under heavy pressure to take
some action.
WANTS WATERWAY BEGUN
Frank W. Koralesk, member of
boardof assessors, made an appeal to
Gov. Dunne yesterday to start dig
ging the Chicago-Gulf deep waterway
immediately.
"The people have already voted up
on and passed a $20,000,000 bond is
sue. If you put these bonds in circula
tion there would be jobs for 50,000
men," said Mr. Koraleski in his letter
to Gov. Dunne. "The waterway pro
ject has lain dormant for years
thanks to the quibbling politicians
who would not decide how to spend
the money which the voters approv
ed." Koraleski says he is in intimate
touch with the labor conditions in
the foreign wards and says that there
are thousands of men who are out of
work.
POLITICAL DOPE
Roger Sullivan opened Cook coun
ty campaign with two West Side
meetings. Praised President Wilson
particularly on Mexican policy. i
H.-H. faction induced Aid. Jimmy
Bowler to pull out of sheriff race.
Michael F. Sullivan may quit pro
bate court judge race. H.-H. faction
behind Henry Horner.
Harriet Vittum takes place of Mrs.
Jos. T. Bowen as Progressive can
didate for county commissioner.
Mayor Harrison will ask W. J. Bry
an to come here and fight for String
er against Sullivan.
Judge Owens says workmen can
demand two hours off on election day.
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WHY, INDEED
Miss Chart That patient in No. 6
is still unconscious
Dr. Smart Well, you'd better take
another case. No use wasting a pretty
nurse on a man who's unconscious.
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Three varieties of dogs never bark
the Australian- dog, the Egyptian
shepherd dog and the "lion-headed"
dog of Tibet

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