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move some of the causes that send
people to these places."
If Mayor Thompson and Chief of
Police Healey want to protect the
people against the scheme of a
clique 61 food gamblers they have'the
power to do it. But for some unex
plained reason "Big Bill" sits silent
ly in his comfortable chair in the City
Hall and refuses to instruct Healey
to enforce an ordinance designed to
help the people of Chicago against
conniving of the cold storage hogs.
The ordinance was passed several
years ago. It provides punishment
for forestalling and regrading food
stuffs. It might not entirely solve
the high cost of living problem if en
forced, but it would prove to the
cold storage gang that the mayor
and the police dep't were standing
by the people and that embarrassing
police raids would occur if the ordi
nance wasn't complied with. But Big
Bill and Healey won't make a- move
to enforce the ordinance.
Aid. Willis Nance made the silence
of the Thompson-Lundin crowd more
significant when he announced yes
terday that he had asked Chief
Healey three weeks ago to enforce
this ordinance, but that the chief
made nq effort to comply with his
The public utilities. com'n, through
its chairman, Wm. L. O'Cojinell, an
nounces a thorough-investigation of
the charges that food gamblers are
holding food necessities in cold stor
age in order to keep on bqosting
prices. O'Connelr has ordered several
big cold storage owners to furnish a
list of all butter, eggs, poultry and
vegetables in their warehouses
Among the cold storages hit are'
the Moxley Cold Storage Co., North
American Cold Storage Co., Chicago
Cold Storage Co., Booth Co. and the
Monarch Refrigerating Co. Jas. B.
Wetz, self-styled "king of eggs," is
said to be interested in the latter
The public utilities com'n was givr
en authority over warehouses by a
decision of the Illinois supreme court.
Aid. Geo. Pretzel is convinced that
the government won't be able to do
much with the gamblers who are re
sponsible for the butter and egg
-prices. Therefore, at the meeting of
the health committee yesterday he
proposed thatvhousewives of- Chica
go get together in an egg strike, re
fuse to buy eggs for one month. -He
prophesied a speedy reduction in
prices if this suggestion is carried
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 24. Minne
sota farmers in American Society of
Equity want American Federation of
Labor to join them in fighting high
cost of living.
FAIR SUED FOR $25,000 IN AUTO
The Pair was sued for $25,000 yes
terday as the result of another aut5
But little Victor Konetski, 10 years
old, of 5101 Laflin st, will -never be
able to run about on two sturdy legs
like other boys, whether his attorney, .
T. P. Burke, makes the store "come r
through" or not
Victor was playing in the street in
front of his home on March 13, 1915.
His shoelace became uritied and
flopped around so Victor stopped and
bent over to fix It, just a few feet be
hind the Fair truck, which had halt
ed during the delivery of a parcel.
As he tied his shoe the package boy
for the Fair ran out of tne house,
jumped, on the auto truck and told
the driver to start.
The chauffeur looked behind,,
didn't see the boy and backed his ma
chine up. Before they heard Victor's
screams he was run over.
His right leg was crushed and the
A few months in the hospital re
paired the other injuries to his bo.dyi
but the doctors had to put 'a silver
plate on Victor's leg to hold the bone
together. He will be crippled for
life. . , .