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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 01, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 30',
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DISTRICT ATT'Y CLYNE
IN PRICES OF
Dis't Att'y Clyne is growing suspi
cious that the rise in food prices is
not as necessary as the dealers are
trying to make the public believe.
Criminal prosecution of any one who
boosts the prices unnecessarily is
threatened. Clyne will present all
such evidence to the federal grand
jury. He says:
"If there should be a railroad strike
there will be no immediate necessity
for an increase in the price of food
stuffs. The government will keep a
close watch for speculators and deal
ers who boost the cost of living just
because the railway strike gives them
an excuse. We will also prosecute
any association which agrees-or con
spires to arbitrarily raise prices."
Dealers already started out to
make a "killing" at the expense of
the people yesterday. Food prices
established a record price and the
SUSPICIOUS OF BOOST
probability is that they will go still
higher. Hogs sold at $11.55 a hun
dred pounds, the highest price ever
recorded. Potatoes went from $1.40
to $2.25 a bushel and old fowls
brought 20 to 21 cents a pound. N
Beef, cattle, sheep and lambs jump
ed from 50 cents to $1.50 higher than
last week. The retail markets will
jump their prices today on all dressed
meats. Butter jumped from 1 to 2
cents a pound in spite of the fact
that there are 25,000,000 pounds in
cold storage here. Eggs went to 35
cents a dozen retail in some places.
The big coal dealers are already
preparing to stingthe people, using
the strike as a necessity. It is ex
pected that coal will reach the high
est mark in histoiy. The dealers
themselves admit that anyone who
has not contracted for coal at the
old prices will have to pay a big increase.
EASTERN ROADS WAIT WORD TO
New York, Sept 1. Big eastern
railroads are waiting for more defi
nite assurances from Washington
that there will be no strike of 400,
000 employes of the brotherhoods
before freight embargoes which be
come effective today and tomorrow
At the Pennsylvania it was said
that some action might be taken to
day toward relieving drastic embar
go which places a ban on all freight,
but no definite assurances can yet
be given shippers. New York Cen
tral is waiting for more positive as
surance that the strike order will be'
withdrawn. Other lines are expect
ed to follow suit.
Norfolk, Va. Five naval colliers
in port here ordered to load up with
capacity cargoes of coal, so Atlan
tic fleet will not be without fuel if
LITTLE STORIES YOU WILL
HARDLY FIND IN LOOP PRESS
C. A. Miles, 31, 4655 Magnolia av.,
hit by Carson-Pirie-Scott truck at
Van Buren and Wabash. Slightly
hurt. J. P. Manderchild, 5726 S.
O. M. LaPorte, Rockford, 111., hit
by heavy wagon of Consumers' Co.
at Van Buren and Fifth av. Slightly
hurt. W. M. Miller, 2329 Cottage
Grave av., driver.
Rob't Hebic, 73, Ironside hotel, W.
Madison, hit by yellow taxi at Madi
son and Franklin. Slightly hurt.
Fred Sorty, 228 E. Huron, driver.
All happened Thursday afternoon. -
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Douglas, Ariz. U. S. Gen. Davis
today seized entire supplies of gas
oline and grease of Standard and.
Texas Oil Co.s. Most of garages out
of gasoline already.
San Antonio. First III. infantry
en route back to Illinois. ' Second 111
will follow soon ',