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Northwestern "L," hit! by train. Seri
Ray Palmer, 5447 Cornell av., city
electrician, flinched for speeding. Cop
says going 25 miles an hour.
Wm Gronatis, 1716 Burling St.,
fined $25 for short weight.
Peter Wadqla, 1706 W- Huron st,
dead after fight. John Insttors, 1910
W. Ohio st, held.
Food and dairy inspection in Evans
ton showed all but 14 stores were
above criticism. These warned.
Chicago Jewelers' Ass'n to hold
convention next week. Expect 2,500
to attend from middle west.
Two armed men entered saloon of
Michael McNulty, 2161 Ogden av. Got
$170 from register.
RICE HOGS SECRET CLIENTS OF
COLD STORAGE HOUSES
Sure-thing gamblers, hogging the
rice market, are the secret clients of
two cold storage houses which are
named by Joseph P. Geary, chief in
vestigator for States Att'y Hoyne, as
the Monarch Refrigerating Co., 40 E.
Austin av., and the Western Cold
Storage Co., 421 N. State st They
confess to the storage of large quan
tities of rice, since the European war
Rice has taken an upshobtof $1.50
per 100 , pounds during -this time.
.Those holding rice in storage are
sticking -out for a big clean-up, ex
pecting European armies and nations
to be hit by hunger. -.
Who these holders of rice in the
Monarch and Western plants are the
managers of those plants refuse to
say. Manager Espert of the-Monarch
told the states attorney's men:
"Our business is selling space in
our houses fdr storage use. When we
have the space we sell to any one who
wants to pay for such space. The
names of those who pay for space
with us are not given out We keep
these names secret in the same way
that a lawyer or a detective bureau
keeps secret the names of clients."
J. LBadger, manager of the West
ern .Cold Storage Co., take's ihe same
view as Espert.' He also stated that
until the big war started booming he
had never heard of rice being put
away in cold storage.
Among all wholesalers and big 'food
supply houses it is admitted there
have been heavy movements of rice
over into Canada the last twbjweeks.
The state's attorney's reports to the
grand jury, it is said, will show a good
deal of sure-thing gambling;
Aimed straight at this game of
food hogging, the ordinance prepared
by Aid. Jame sH. Lawley, to go before
the city council Monday, is slated for
"We could, go into the offices of
cold storage companies and force
them to (ell who is trying' to corner
the market if this ordinance, ere in
effect today," said Lawley. "The ordi
nance provides receivers-of -food sup
plies shall keep a record of who places
the food in storage. It is -true -there
may be business secrets whiclrshould
be guaranteed from pubicfty. But
during a time like this when foqd
prices are rising the people 'haye a
right to know whether any persons
are active in raising prices and who
those persons are.
Asv the ordinance now readjr fpr
introduction stands, and unless
changes are made it will provide:
That all persons, firms or corpora
tions in Chicago receiving 'farm prod
uce of any kind for sale or on com
mission or for storage shall keep 'a
correct record of (1) the amount re
ceived (2) sales made and prices re-
ceived (3) date of the receipt and sale
(4) name and address of the shipper,
purchaser or cold storage house
That records open to inspection-by
shippers, consignors or buyers, also
all city official?, shall be accessible
in all wholesale and cold storage
houses and commission men's offices.
That all business concerns whole
saling or storing food supplies shall
be required to take out a license at