right now while prices are kited,
how Armour banks are helping spec
ulators soaks the public, are also
among :the -facts that Ruddy will dis
The bank situation in. the west,
where Armour and his crowd have
their hands on tlie throats of the cat
tle raiser who borrows; plans on foot
to break this control; plans for es
tablishment of a free press of The
Day Book style amonfe the country
magazines or tne' west: tne truth
about the big movement against
stockyards plutes by the southwest
cattlemen; conditions in "Armour"
cities of the west exposed; these are
some of the sensations which Ruddy
How all this affects the consumer;
thQ menace of the packingtown con
trol; what can be done; how it will
wind up; what the government really
will do, ana why people should get
the real facts will be told in a series
of articles from Ruddy and his as
sociates. o o . -
FEAR MOB VIOLENCE TO THREE
NEGROES IN SOUTH'
Minden, La., Dec. 26. Three ne
groes were in jail here today heavily
guarded, charged with., murder of
John M. Reeves, his wife and three
children, at their farm, nine miles
from here yesterday. Every precau
tion was being taken to prevent mob
violence-and no person was permit
ted to approach within 100 yards of
the jaiL " ,
- COAL GOES UP AGAIN
Coal went up 50 cents a ton today.
'Meanwhile Special Ass't Dis't Att'y
Childs kept his "investigation'' with
out discovering anything of any-im-portance.
Dealers have been called
.in and have "bunked" the gov't
agents about high price of freight
cars, labor conditions, etc. Fred Up
ham, head of Consumers' JCo. keeps
shoving the pricesup and using up
columns of newspaper ads to "pass
the buck" to someone;' else!
JOBS FOR 500 NOW AND FOR
' 5,000 IN FEW DAYS
. Large plants have started their an
nual ice cutting, and have placed or
ders with the Illinois Free Employ
ment Office, 520 W. Monroe st, for
hundreds of men. The wages are
generally uniform and at the pre
ent market prices are $2.25 per day.
If a man remains the entire season
he will be given $2.50 per day as a re
ward for his permanent "service and
transportation both ways. Good
board is furnished for $5 per week.
Transportation one way will be paid
if he works more than ten days, but
if he quits sooner it will be deducted
from his wages.
There is now no need of any man
who is physically fit remaining Idle.
Public organizations are urged to see
that the men are clothed sufficiently
for the work before directina them
to Mr. Rich, sup t of the unskilled la
bor branch, of the Illinois Free Em
ployment Offices, Chicago, otherwise
the men will suffer from the cold un
til they have enough money coming
to buy their necessary equipment
from the commissaries on the
ground. , v
CITY TO OWN THEATRE
There is talk of establishing a mu
nicipal theater and dramatic school
in Grant park on the lake front.
Drama Leaguers, highbrows, etc, are
enthusiastic. Ass'n of Commerce fa
vorable. But neither the city council
nor the South Park commissioners,
who alone have the power to estalr-
liBt a. theater, seem-to have been
takeh in on the plan.
ASK NEW TRIAL FOR WAITE
New York, Dec- 26. Claiming-
new evidence of the insanity of Dr.
Arthur Warren Waite, confessed,
murderer of John E. Peck of Grand
Rapids, Walter R. Denal, Waite's at
torney, and his brother, Frank Waite,
are preparing.to seek a new trial
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