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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 21, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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Oct 30, to come to the aid of the ac
cused Farrell. Already he has re
ceived several responses.
"If the Y. M. C. A. hotel as an in
stitution possesses no Christianity in
its institutional soul, I believe the-
men who live there do," said
O'Shaughnessy. "Already I have
evidence of the willingness of the
hotel guests to aid the unfortunate
Farrell, notwithstanding the abomin
able position taken by the hotel."
shipped from Chicago to Europe can
be sold in Europe for about 60 per
cent of what Chicagoans have to pay
for the same meat
The hog kings are afraid of the
Word has come to U. S. Dis't Att'y
Charles F. Clyne to tear the lid off
the gambling in food necessities
which is said-to be going on in Chi
cago. The U. S. dep't of justice will
stand behind dyne no matter who
may be hit by his expose.
- This announcement caused a hum
of .excitement about the federal
building yesterday. Clyne called sev
eral assistants into conference. Plans
for a heavy drive dn food gamblers
were mapped out Evidence will be
presented to the federal grand jury
sworn'in by Judge Carpenter yester
day. From an assistant it was learned
that many of the biggest millionaires
in Chicago and the middle west will
be hit by Clyne's probe. It will be
shown that while prices are going
skyrocketing, food of' all kinds, tons
of it is allowed to rot in cold stor
age, rather than shove it orfthe mar
ket and reduce the prices.
The list of witnesses to be quizzed
by the grand jurors includes .abodt
150 manufacturers, dealers and pro
duce men. But the inquiry will tfot
end with these men. Clyne has been
gazing thoughtfully in the direction
of the stockyards, where "Hog" Ar
mour, the Swifts, the Cudahys, the
- Morrises are making more-money in
one month than they ever made in
one year in the old days.
Government investigators say
there is enough meat on fee at the
present time in the stockyards to
feed the nation .for "a long time-without
killing aay more live stock. But
. the prices are still ascending. Clyne
is interested in finding out why meat
coming U. S. quiz. That's the tip
that's going about town. Past in
vestigations have aiways been more
or less of a farce. The pigstickers
sat on the witness stana and .gave
the laugh direct to the gov't attor
neys. And they were allowed to get
away with it. The newspapers took
the stockyards end of it. There was
a little flurry for awhile. Then every
thing blew over and prices kept on
going up.
Bufthis time it may be different
Monopolists can't figure out this
man, Thos. W. Gregory, who is att'y
gen. of the United Spates at the pres
ent time. His action in the Auto
matic Telephone grab was a blow to
Big Business. They're afraid he may
go after them this time without
, gloves.
'The newspapers are quickly get
ting excited about the trend the in
vestigation is taking. They are now
blaming the high cost of living on
the retailers. No mention is made
of the packers.
The Tribune seems to have ap
pointed itself chief knight defender
of the hog barons. In this morning's
Trib appeared the queer news that
meat has not increased in price since
1914. This should interest bread
winners who have been paying about
10 cents apiece for chops. The Trib
then goes on to defend the packers.
It says the packers have been selling
meat at a sacrifice, that cattle are
gettoing short in the U. S., and that

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