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him that alLof this agitation has only
a tendency to inflame the minds of
the people and to prejudice our in
terest "He should be advised that present
conditions are due entirely to the big
shortage in live stock and that Eu
ropean situation has no influence
I -whatever. For July, Kansas City,
Chicago, Omaha, St Joseph, Port
Worth, Oklahoma City, Wichita and
Denver "show a decrease of 144,000
cattle, or 19.1 per cent; 126,000 hogs,
or 19.7 per cent; 113,000 sheep, or
12.23 per cent The fluctuation in
the price of fresh meats can only be
tne result or prices paia tor uve siock
on the hoof."
U. S. Dis't Att'y Wilkerson is throw
ing himself into the job of unmask
ing the meat packers with more en
thusiasm than any job he has ever
tackled, it is said among his friends.
The beef trust case, which failed of
conviction a few years ago, was pros
ecuted by Wilkerson, and it was un
derstood at that time he expected a
conviction. Now he welcomes anoth
er chance to take a smash at them.
One statement filed at the attorney
general's office in Washington makes
the claim that the packers have a
hard time getting cash to pay for beef
on the hoof. With prominent packers
on the directorates of leading banks,
this claim Js not expected to- be gen
erally believed. Chicago's largest
bank, the Continental & Commercial,
for instance, was founded py Philip
Armour, and J. Ogden Armour is one
of the heaviest stockholders.
Meat prices before the war and
now were read by Mrs. W. S. Stahl,
chairman of a meeting of the Wood
lawn Club last night Porterhouse
has gone from 30 cents to 35, bacon
from 28 to 35 cents, eggs from 26
to 31 cents, butter from 28 to 35
cents, according to her figures in
Sugar has risen from 6 to 8 and 9
cents a pound, flour from 65 to 85
cents, and potatoes from 25 to 30
Probable locations of five stores,
where the city will sell foodstuffs at
cost prices, are announced by the
municipal markets commission as:
West Side W. 18th and Blue Is
North Side W. Division st and
South Chicago 92d st and Com
Northwest Side Milwaukee av.
and Noble st
Southwest Side South Halsted
and W. 63d sts.
United Master Butchers have sent
out 3,000 invitations to butchers and
packers to attend a meeting tomor
row, Thursday, night in the Hotel La
Salle. A committee will be appointed
to see the packers.
BITS OF NEWS
Stanislaw Komiecik, head of the
Polish Self Help League of America,
fined $200 and costs. Employment
agency without license.
,. Twenty-five chosen from 235 appli
cations for "job as "movie" censor.
Ten to be selected for place.
Two armed robbers entered saloon
of G. C. Wenig, 2292 Archer av.
E. M. Seymour and wife lost $1,000
in clothes and jewels from home.
"Dolly Stanley," girl of lost mem
ory, befriended by them, sought for.
David Lindbloom, gardener at
Wright Love Cottage, dead from
hatchet wounds dealt by negro. Mo
tive for crime still a mystery.
John Fay, waiter, 3100 W. Mon
roe st, rolled for $775. Two arrest
ed after shots fired by policeman.
Glenn Buckley, timekeeper for St
Paul R. R., hit by train at Sberman
ville, HI. Dead.
AIREDALE WAR DAWGS
London. The War Office Is con
sidering the purchase of a thousand
Airedale terriers for war purposes.
The Airedale requires little sleep; can
go for a long time without" food or
water, and isn't afraid of anything