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FLOUR AND WHEAT PRICES
DROP AS PROBE THREATENS
Utmost secrecy today surrounded
a reported federal investigation here
of rising wheat prices and a corres
ponding increase in the price of
flour. Traders intimated that the
rumored investigation was already
having its effect, for wheat, flour and
live stock prices, after soaring for a
week, began to decline slightly to
day. Flour of the grade which sold
for $7.25 a barrel yesterday declined
5 cents today. Fractional declines
characterized the wheat market
opening and hog prices, at $10.80 a
hundredweight for the best grade
yesterday, dropped to $10.70 today.
Rumors of the federal investiga
tion persisted, although Edward N.
Hurley, chairman of the federal
trade commission, flatly denied he
was making any probe of wlieat or
"The only grounds on which we
could investigate," Hutley told the
United Press, "would be in event of
unfair trade combines in restraint of
Dis't Att'y Clyne, however, was
said to be probing charges that the
wheat price jump was due to a plot
for market manipulation rather than.
the natural increase due to a crop
SLAIN MAN BELIEVED VICTIM
The police were confronted with
a mystery today in finding of body
of John Hess, 2315 Giddings st', in
front of the furniture store of T. S.
O'Donnell, 155 E. 13th. His skull
had been fractured by a jug. A short
time pervious Noble Gregory, 669 S.
State, was found near the scene. His
skull had also been fractured by a
jug. He said two men held him up
under the elevated tracks at 13th. st.
"What Is Sin?" discussion, Inter
national New Thought Fellowship,
210 Masonic Temple, Sun., 11 a. m.
W. H. Bolton will conduct meeting
in absence of Dr. Mclvor-TyndalL
Meeting of International Outdoor
Peace league, Sun., 10 a. m., Lincoln
monument, south end Lincoln park.
David Graham Engler, organizer.
Groveland Y. P. S. L. will hold a
beach party, Sun., 3 p. m., Jackson,
park beach. Meet at German ,bldg.
24th ward Socialist open air meet
ing, Melrose and Lincoln av., tonight.
Speaker, Wm. Dunn.
35th ward Socialists urged to at
tend meeting Monday at 3600 W.
Municipal Knights of Equity meet
Sun.. 738 W. Madison. Report of
Englewood Y. P. S. L picnic post
poned account Workers' Inst, Sun
day. H. Percy Ward lectures Sun, 11
a. m., Corinthian hall, Masonic Tem
Co-operative cafeteria boosters
will meet 162 N. Dearborn, Monday
Second ward Socialist street meet
ing, 31st and Calumet av., tonight
L. W. Hardy, speaker.
Prof. C. I Ayere will speak to
night, 64th and Halsted, auspices of
32d ward Socialists.
NEW YORK STOCKS. Up at
opening; closed firm.
Fair tonight and probably Sunday;
not much change in temperature;
gentle winds, mostly easterly. Tem
perature Friday: High, 82; low, 73