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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 06, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 1

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THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 6, NO. 134 Chicago, Tuesday, March &, 1917 3!
DEATH THREATS HIT
PLUTES IN CONTROL
OF FOODSUPPLIES
;Two Packers and Board of Trade President Get Notice
That They Will Be Killed U. S. Sleuths Expect
to Arrest Writer Blame Hungry Maniac.
J. Ogden Armour, Nelson Morris
and Joseph Griffin three of -the big
I gest figures In the food markets of
the United States are being hound
ed by a hunger-goaded maniac.
Other wealthy people are living under
heavy protection with fear of death
constantly haunting them.
( This was the astounding develop
ment yesterday in the high cost of
living situation as it became known
that the homes of those named are
well-guarded by city, federal and pri
vate detectives while government
sleuths are tracing down a plot to
slay the men blamed by some for
jricei,
A letter which a number of rich
men in partial control of the food
supplies of Chicago received threat
ens death for the three men named
Armour, Morris and Griffin. The
maniac who wrote the notes even
specified the time he hoped to finish
the job.
A copy of the note sent to Griffin
two weeks ago, in the hands of the
federal authorities, reads:
"Between ? o'clock a. m., March 2,
and the same hour, March 3, Mr. Ar
mour, Mr. Morris and yourself will
be killed in your homes."
Griffin, who is head of the firm of
Ji .Grjffin & Co save put the foU

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