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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 19, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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1 strike and what the workers are.
starting place has. also been changed.
The race -will start at Washington
blvd. and Michigan av. at 1:30 and
will finish at the park. Entries re
ceived up to the time the race starts
by Gus Hoekstra, 105 W. 112th pi.
Mayor Thompson will be given a
royal welcome when he arrives in the
city at 12:30 today after a trip to the
Fair. The Drys will be at the sta
tion to meet him and give him cour
age to face the city council tonight,
for a different sort of a welcome faces
him there. k
. The council is no longer pro-administration.
Because of the Sun
day closing order many aldermen
have expressed themselves as violent
ly opposed to administration mea
sures. A telegram from Minneapolis
quotes the mayor as saying that the
school board appointments will not
be made tonight This is given lit-
tie credence by the aldermen. The
open rupture is expected to take
place when the mayor hands down
the names of his appointees for im
i mediate concurrence.
Many aldermen were interviewed
yesterday as to whether or not they
favored the investigation of the ap
pointees before -they are ratified by
the council None committed them
selves, but the majority made it plain
that the coi$ncil would first desire to
know all about the prospective board
members before it indorsed them.
This morning the police commit
tee of the council will meet to make
further recommendations which will
be turned over to the council tonight
on their investigation into the brutal
ity of the police in strikes.
Aid. Utpatel's arbitration commit
tee will hold its first public meeting
in the council chambers this after
noon. These meetings will be held to
give the people an ilnsight on the
causes of the garment workers'
striking for. The aldermen decided
upon this action when the clothing
bosses said they had nothing to ar
bitrate and refused to either arbi
trate or mediate.
Do you know how much the war
has increased the cost of your living?
Well, it's been forced up fully 15 a
per cent today from what it was in v'
July, 1914, by' the European hos
tilities. The cause of the increase is ex
cessive exportation.
As an example of how your living
cost has been affected, here is the in
crease in retail meat prices since the
start of the war:
July 15, Inc.
Beef 1914 Today, lb.
Prime rib roast 24c 28c 4c
Pot roast 23c 25c 2c
Porterhouse steak . . 25c 30c 5c
Sirloin steak 26c 28c 2c
round steak 23c 25c 2c
Chuck 17c 20c 3c
Legs 20c 22c 2c
Hindquarters 20c 24c 4c
Loin chops 23c 25c 2c
Roast 24c 28c 4c
Chops 22c 25c 3c
Shoulder 17c 22c 5c
Breast 16c 20c 4c
o o
The oil production in the United
States in 1914 set a new high record.
290,312,535 barrels at the well being
produced. The value was about
$214,000,000. California led with a
production of 99,775,000 barrels, Ok
lahoma was second with 73,632,000, ten
Illinois third with 21,920,000 and '
Texas fourth with 20,068,000. The
biggest single oil well in the world,'
the Cushing, has lately dropped from
300,000 to 200,000 barrels per day,
or an approximate earning capacity
Of $150,000 per day.

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