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In spite of the howl that the pack
ers snT; to"$asfiingJ:qn'a few days
ago when the closing of the stock
yards" sgeme'd imminent,' t$ yaitfs,
will shut up today.
When the department of agricul
ture er.pexfs, recqime.nded the clps.
ing nearly a wick agcfr tfye "Meat
Hogs" fired telegrams' in bunches to
Washington and although Ihe epi
demic was then at work in Packing
town, th influence of the Big Bosses
prevented the closing.
Now when the "foot and mquh"
disease hasllpread. until the packers
know they will lose more by keeping
open than by closing, the" trust papers
come out with a statement that after
repeated petitioning of the papkers,
the stockyards will close today.
If the pens had been closed when
the first trouble was seen and the re
ceiving of disaeased cattle had been
promptly stopped "the plague among
the animals wpqld have been less ser
ious and the thousands who will be
out of wprk foe a lppg period might
have been back at their posts to"day.
Now that the packers will lose
cash on thousands o heads of cat
tle that must be killed" and buried,
he interests that wired Washington
lot to close he yards take a differ-
"The feeling is general at the yards
that the order of the live stock com
mission should be carried out to the
letter," Said A. G. Leonard, nresjdent
pf the nifm Stockyard & Trans.it
Pp. "A" conference gf packers was
held during the afternqon aiid ft
was unanimously the opinion haVthe
state authorities should be upheld in
"As I undestad it, hipping and
receiving beef op the h.pof niust be
discontinued for a "week."
Tfie Trib'in its article this morning
says that the order was in the form
of a petition signed by the packers
asking permission of Gov. Dunne to
close the yards for ten days'.
The above quotation from Leonard
does not bear the impression that.
the "Meat Hogs" were wild about
the quarantine Ibat ttigy bid 'peti
tioned with sjneere indentions.
RRIVATI SLEUTH ACCUSED.
Charges of extortion against Waits
E. Gpeeg, private detgctive,vat 4247
Braire av. were repeated in Hyde
Park poUce court yesterday.
'Frank E. Hill, accused"of a theft
of $140 frpm the cash register of
the Ortenstjain & Ygnse drug store
at47QD Cottage Grave av., says that
ljefoxe being taken jno pustody he
was threatened with death hy the de
tectiYe in an attempt to'extort $800.
According to HilT, Green, who had
been hired, hy the firm tp trace petty
losses from the cash register, fol
lowed him on an errand to 41st and
Cottage Grove av., where he took
him into a basement.
There the detective, according to
Hill, drew out a gun and threatened
JiilJ him unless he gave up $800.
Hq refused, he says, and was pinched.
His case wag continued.
ELECTION RESULT CHANGES.
The count qf the women's vot and
the country districts made the fol
lowing changes Jn the result of Tues
Wallace G. Clark and George W.
Paullih, Republicans, were re-elected
sanitary district trustees. Patrick J.
Carr, 'Democrat, was also elected.
Adam Wolf and William H. Weber,
Republicans, re-ejected to bqard pf
Cljarlgs N. Goodnpw, Sheridan E.
Fry, Jpsepn zrUhlir, Samuel H.
Trude'and Charles L. Billings, all
G. O. B. wen, elected Municipal
The police of Cicero nave a mys
tery' to solve in the death" ol Mrs.
Cora Livingston, whq died at her
home. 4911 W. 28th. after livine in a
aa?ed conditiqn'fpr wo weeks-
"S&me. time ago th,qy wenTcaHed br
the 'woman's neighbors' an4 gaining
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