Potatoes, .50 to .60; eggs, .42 to
.50; butter, .43 to .45.
Sol Westerfield, 1409 W. Madison
Potatoes, .49 and .65 a peck; eggs,
.37, .41 and .49; butter, .45. Wester
feld reported a slight drop.
Paul Zakos & Bros., Stores at 1452,
2048 and 2307 W. Madison Pota
toes, .49; best eggs, .43; best butter,
.43. Slight drop.
People's Grocery & Market Co.,
1331 W. Madison Potatoes, .49;
eggs, .49; butter, .44.
Standard Grocery & Market, 443
S. Halsted Best potatoes, .50; eggs,
.37 to .43; butter, .42.
P. A. Lee, 5615 W. Madison and
5967 South Blvd. Butter, .43; eggs,
.39; potatoes, .55. Very slight drop
in past few days.
C. H. Morgan, 319 E. 47th. Best
eggs, .58; best butter, .4'6; potatoes,
.55.. No reductions in past two days.
"Feilchenfeld, 1334 E. 55th Eggs,
.55; butter, .47; potatoes, .60. All of
best quality. Reduction of 2 cents
registered in butter and eggs yester
day. The Federal grand jury today
called Nelson Lampert, vice pres. of
Ft. Dearborn bank, to explain loans
to persons believed to have monopo
lies on foodstuffs. Lampert is con
nected with the stockyards crowd.
The price of food commodities is
expected to be lowered by the em
bargo on products declared by -the.
Pensylvania, the Erie, the N. Y. Cen
tral, the Nickel Plate and the N. Y.,
Chicago & St. Louis railroads.
It is uncertain how long the em
bargoes will be in effect, but the time
will be determined by conditions of
traffic and terminal facilities. Lack
of yard room in the east is given as
Police dep't "flying squad" rounds
up 150 men who appear to have no
occupation except street loafing.
GOVERNMENT HAS EVIDENCE
OF FOOD MANIPULATION
Washington, Dec. 8. The gov
ernment has "damaging evidence" of
a widespread, illegal speculation on
the food markets of the country, a
high official, intimately connected
with the food price probe, declared
to the United Press today.
This official expressed thefi belief
that the investigation, so far, tends
to show a "gross abuse of the trans
portation facilities o fthe country."
It was declared the inquiry, so far,
tends to show that "certain interests,
ableto control to some extent, the
movemens of large numbers of
freight cars, have bee nacting "in vi
cious an dillegal collusion" to with
hold food supplies from large mar
kets, notably at Chicago.
. These charges are considered
deeply significant, in view of the
conference yesterday between Geo.
W. Anderson, special assistant t,o the
attorney general in charge of fed
eral food probe and Com'r Meyers
and McChord of the interstate com
Additional significance is attached
to the -.charge in view of a statement
by the American Railways ass'n to
day that more than 25,000 freight
cars are held up at Chicago and De
troit, awaiting unloading.
SAYS CITY MAY BE DARK
Wm. G. Keith, gas and electric
light commissioner, says city may be
dark tonight and fire and polilce sig
nal system out of business if finance
'committee does not indicate before
sunset its intention to make provi
sions for caring for overdue payroll.
Workers say they will quit if they
don't get pay.
GAS CO. REPLIES JO BEMIS
Gas company has replied to Bemis
proposition recommending 55-cent
gas. Offers as compromise a rate,
which, shorn of profit-sharing plan
and sliding scale, would amount to
72-cent gas, says company.
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